Leaders pay tribute to Centenarian

first_imgRelatedLeaders pay tribute to Centenarian Leaders pay tribute to Centenarian InformationOctober 26, 2010 Advertisements RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Resident of Bull Savannah in St. Elizabeth, Mrs. Simonette Rochester, was showered with praise by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, and Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, for reaching the milestone of 100 years on October 22.Mrs. Rochester is the mother of former State Minister and Member of Parliament, Derrick Rochester.Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (right), having a few words with centenarian, Mrs. Simonette Rochester, on October 23.At a special service held at the Bull Savannah Seventh Day Adventist Church, on October 23, the Governor-General said that Mrs. Rochester’s contribution to the community should be sufficient to inspire members of her family, others in her community and her extended family in the area.In his tribute, Mr. Golding said that Mrs. Rochester has been blessed, “achieving the milestone of three scores and 40 years.”“If that is not something to celebrate and give thanks for, I don’t know what is. It is a remarkable achievement, and we are here to celebrate with you this wonderful life,” the Prime Minister told her.Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding (right), exchanging a few words with centenarian, Mrs. Simonette Rochester, at a special service in her honour on October 23. Others (from left) are: sister of the centenarian, Ms. Dimsy Mullings and son of Mrs. Rochester, and former State Minister and Member of Parliament, Derrick Rochester.For her part, Mrs. Portia Simpson Miller described Mrs. Rochester as blessed. “We give thanks for someone who has lived a good life. She is really blessed, and if we can learn anything, it is to ensure that we treat our bodies well, and do the things that we should do,” she said.The service was also attended by Custos of St. Elizabeth, Hon. Wilfred Nembhard, civic leaders, and political representatives. RelatedLeaders pay tribute to Centenarianlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Purse, Cellphone Stolen from EMT Trying to Save Woman’s Life

first_imgHer purse and cell phone stolen right out of the ambulance. Read more at WTXF-FOX 29. Just how low can you go? Two thieves were caught on camera after stealing from a Detroit EMT while she had been trying to save an elderly woman’s life.  center_img DETROIT (WJBK) – An EMS worker was robbed while responding to a person in need.  “It’s very disheartening, it’s ugly – and it’s hurtful,” said Charlene Kinnard, a Detroit EMT.last_img

Continue Reading

Waseda’s Saito tosses shutout

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The game at Takasago stadium drew 7,200 spectators, who watched the future prospects pitch in their final competitive game appearances as high school players.Saito has decided to play college baseball, while Tanaka was picked by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the first round of the amateur draft for high school players on Sept. 25. center_img TAKASAGO, Hyogo Pref. – Yuki Saito pitched a shutout and also shone at the plate as Waseda Jitsugyo edged Komadai Tomakomai 1-0 in the final of the high school baseball tournament at the National Sports Festival on Wednesday.Saito drove in the only run of the game when he singled to right with two outs and a runner on second in the fourth inning and scattered nine hits and struck out six, outpitching rival right-hander Masahiro Tanaka again in a rematch of the national championship final in late August at Koshien Stadium.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Rams still hoping for guests at SoFi Stadium opening party

first_img First Published: 9th May, 2020 11:42 IST Written By Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE Everybody involved with the NFL is spending this unusual spring conducting their offseason business through computer screens and remote workouts. The Rams are no different, and McVay is virtually gathering his rookies together this weekend, including running back Cam Akers and receiver Van Jefferson. McVay, whose passion for the methodology of teaching and leadership is well known, has also used this down time to learn. He recently spent time speaking with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after being connected through the Kroenke family, which owns both teams.“He is really an impressive guy,” McVay said of Arteta, the ex-Arsenal midfielder who became Pep Guardiola’s coaching protege at Manchester City before taking over in North London last December. “I think he’ll do a great job, and I’m certainly a fan of Arsenal and love following them, just through those relationships, through the Kroenke family. But it was more than anything a chance for us to connect, kind of share some ideas.But the upcoming season was thrust to the forefront of most teams’ minds by the release of the schedule this week. The Rams, Chargers and Raiders are all opening new stadiums this year, nearly a half-decade after Rams owner Stan Kroenke won the intense three-team competition for the lucrative right to return the NFL to Los Angeles.Kroenke got his fellow owners’ approval in large part because the billionaire married to a Walmart heir had a compelling, well-financed plan to build a flagship NFL stadium in the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area. SoFi Stadium is rapidly nearing completion as workers push on amid the pandemic, and it will be a major venue for sports in the nation over the next decade and beyond. Last Updated: 9th May, 2020 11:42 IST Rams Still Hoping For Guests At SoFi Stadium Opening Party Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and an opponent for the long-awaited opening of SoFi Stadium, the multibillion-dollar reason for their return to California COMMENT But its foundational tenants might open it with no fans in the stands, with only their own shouts and cheers from the field and sideline.When asked if he could imagine the reality of such a thing, McVay chuckled.“I can, because I coached in the UFL my second year in coaching, and it felt like we didn’t play in front of many fans in some of those situations,” McVay said.McVay was a 23-year-old receivers coach and offensive quality control coach for the Florida Tuskers of the defunct United Football League in 2009.“It feels very similar to practice,” McVay said of that experience in the minor leagues. “I can probably yell across (to) the (far) sidelines for the other coaches to hear you. If that’s what it is, we’ll just be thankful to be playing in any form or fashion, but certainly the fans bring an added dynamic that we can’t match.”When asked if he’ll have to watch his language when television microphones can hear his every word, McVay chuckled again.“I think the cameras will have to bleep it out some more,” he said LIVE TV When asked Friday on a video conference call about the likelihood of opening SoFi Stadium in four months without fans, McVay said: “We certainly hope that that’s not the case.” “But we’re not going to speculate on any of that,” he added. “It’s still so far away. I mean, think about how much has taken place even (in the last) two months that we’ve been in these quarantine positions, I think we’ll just let it play itself out. It’s still going to be a football game, and we’re hopeful that it’ll be as normal as possible, but obviously the health and safety of everybody is the first and foremost consideration.” SUBSCRIBE TO US The Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and an opponent for the long-awaited opening of SoFi Stadium, the multibillion-dollar reason for their return to California over four years ago. The Rams still don’t know for sure whether they’ll actually be able to have their big Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13. Even if it happens, they don’t know whether there will be fans in the stands of their palatial new home for its first football game. The coronavirus pandemic is occurring during a historic year for this NFL franchise. The unprecedented circumstances are dismaying to coach Sean McVay, but he hasn’t given up hope of a proper homecoming for the Rams. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Week One Redskins vs Cardinals Report Card

first_imgQuarterbacksAlex smith(QB) looked wonderful throwing for 21-30 with 255 yds and twoTouchdowns  Grade: ARunning backsAdrian Peterson(RB) showed us he still has kick left in him after running 96 yards for 26 carries and walked in for a touchdown Grade: AReceiversEven though Adrian Peterson(RB) led receiving yards with 70 yards for two receptions Chris Thompson(RB) was right behind him with six receptions for 63 yards then Jordan Reed(TE) pulled in four receptions for 48 yards while Jamison Crowder(WR)  pulled in three receptions for 32 yards. Even though all had a few easy drops Grade:BOffensive lineBlocking was great defense did make it through a few times for 3 sacks  Grade: BOverall offensescored for days  Grade: ADefensive line Rushing Palmer all day and broke through for two sacks! Pressure is what we needGrade:ALinebackersAs I said we brought in 2 sacks the linebackers put excellent defense.  Grade: ASecondaryJoining the sack gang the secondary’s brought pressure along with the linebackers to make sure Palmer wasn’t getting comfortable.  Grade: AOverall defenseThey looked great rushing the quarterback limiting runs forcing an interception this is the defense we need for the season.Grade: ASpecial teamsWith punt returns we only had two for twelve yards and kick returns we only had two for 24 yards Grade:DCoaching staffKept everyone in line especially with the defenseGrade: BFinal wordsRedskins looked great hopefully we can keep it during the season. Grade: CPlease follow and like us:last_img read more

Continue Reading

Wayco wins Growling Swan Monthly Mug

first_imgPSC golf from The Growling SwanMonday, May 27, Treasure Hill  – StablefordWe had a good “low season” group of 20 signed up for the day’s event at Treasure Hill and we assembled at The Growling Swan in readiness for the trip to play this challenging layout.   We welcomed back Paul Sharples from Oman, Russell Goldsworthy From Perth, Western Australia, Michael Healey from Ireland and regular visitor Bob Akapita from Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia.Max Bracegirdle, Wes Starr, Peter Grey, Kev Waycott & Paul Hack. Sadly it was time to say farewell to two of our “permanents”, Ken & Wendy Bernek who are returning home to Detroit, Michigan due to domestic issues.  They will be sorely missed as they have hardly missed a game since we started and Ken’s assistance has been invaluable to me in the time he has been with us.  They promise to return in the future so Bon Voyage dear friends and thanks again.Everyone was on time which enabled our 2 minivans to depart five minutes early at 8.25 am and we headed off in the Monday morning traffic with a reasonably good run up 331.  We arrived at the golf course 51 minutes later where there were hardly any cars in the car park which indicated a fairly prompt start to our round after checking in & preparation.We were, as expected, invited to tee off at our leisure with no-one to be seen ahead and we sent our first four-ball away 15 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.45 a.m. in hot and steamy conditions.  It must be said that this golf course is in superb condition including the well prepared greens although the fairway grass is different to most courses and some of the short rough demands respect.We took our time in the oppressive heat and regularly stocked up with drinks, as you can on this course with plenty of drink stations and after enjoying the round and the company we completed the round in fours and twenty minutes.We were able to have 2 Grades with three podium spots in each.  A Grade was for handicaps 0 to 12 and B Grade for 13 and over.  There were rewards for nearest the pins on all the par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.As usual the golf course got the better of most but despite being “taken by the crocodile” it was Sal Brizzi who had the best round of the day by far and won the A Grade section with a fine 39 points.  In second place came your writer, Peter Blackburn with a modest 34 points and Mike Allidi finished third with 33 points.Irishman Geri Crilly got the shock of his life when announced as the winner of B Grade with 32 points, 2 points ahead of Ken Hole in second place and Ebrahim’s 28 points was good enough to secure third spot.A Flight (0-12)1st Sal Brizzi (7) 39pts2nd Peter Blackburn (11) 34pts3rd Mike Allidi (2) 33ptsB Flight (13+)1st Geri Crilly (27) 32pts2nd Ken Hole (16) 30pts3rd Ebrahim (14) 28ptsNear Pins:  2nd – Paul Sharples, 6th – Sal Brizzi, 13th – Russell Goldsworthy, 17th – Ken HoleLong Putts:  9th – Wendy Bernek, 18th – Dick BraimbridgeThe Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was won by Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper who naturally accepted the award in fine spirit.  Big Ken “let’s hear it for” Bernek was kind enough to parade Deefa the Dog for one last time for a while and collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya.Sal Brizzi, Sandy Leiper & Geri Crilly.Back at the bar afterwards the beer was Aussie cold as ever and we once again discussed the upcoming Growling Swan First Anniversary tournament at Crystal Bay on Monday, June 10th.  It will be a four-ball Stableford event with a random draw pairing an A Grade golfer with a B Grade golfer, the draw to be done at the course prior to commencement of play.  The entry fee is 500 baht which will include terrific prizes and a sumptuous meal back at The Growling Swan where the presentations will be held.  The sign-up sheet is on the board at The Growling Swan and although we have initially 32 spots we can accommodate more if required.Thursday, May 30, Khao Kheow A & C –Monthly Mug/StrokeAs the saying goes “it’s that time of the month again” and the popular Khao Kheow was the venue for our 12th Monthly Mug where we get to count all our shots as we compete for this coveted award.  Several late withdrawals were understandable as one of our regular visitors, Tony Alcorn, suffered a heart attack in the early hours of the morning and was taken by friends to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where he currently is (Friday morning) and at the time of writing is doing OK.  Our prayers are with him and we are all wishing him a speedy recovery.It left 21 starters for the event and as we assembled at the GS we welcomed back Peter Starr & his son Wesley from Cairns in Queensland, Australia, Ian Masterson from Ireland and local resident Mark West playing with us for the first time.  It was once more time to farewell Bob Akapita who is returning to work in Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia.With everyone punctual we headed off in 2 minivans right on time at 8.30 a.m. and arrived at Khao Kheow just 42 minutes later to find a reasonable amount of activity.  With the B nine currently closed for renovations it was A & B to be played and our first four-ball got away 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00 a.m. tee time and in hot & steamy conditions we proceeded with regular glances upwards as the dark rain clouds were hovering and we were convinced that we were going to be interrupted by the weather very soon.“Oh ye of little faith” I pronounced & sure enough, after 17 drops of rain the weather cleared and we continued, although the humidity was extremely high making the going tough for some (myself in particular).  An unfortunate incident on the fairway of A9 caused me to have a change of caddy at the half way mark after she was hit in the knee by an errant golf ball from one of our group and reinforced the need for players to keep behind the golfer who is playing the shot. I should have known better!We slowed down somewhat during the second nine and, mainly due to the conditions and the fact that we were playing stroke and the round was completed in the much slower than normal time of four hours & forty five minutes.  It had been an eventful and enjoyable round of golf with good company on a golf course that is in excellent condition.In addition to the Monthly Mug Winner we were able to have 2 Grades with three podium spots in each.  A Grade was for handicaps 0 to 18 and B Grade for 19 and over.  We had nearest the pins on all the par threes and longest first putts on the A9 & C9 greens.Kev Waycott has been playing with us more frequently over the past few weeks so it was great to see him take out this month’s Mug with a fine score of net 69.  The winner of A Grade was last month’s Mug winner Paul “Hacky” Hack who had a net 71 with Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei finishing second with net 74.  Newcomer Mark West rounded off the A Grade podium with his net 76.Max “Corsets” Bracegirdle was a clear winner in the B Grade with a creditable net 72, a huge 8 shots better than Geri Crilly in second spot and the flabbergasted Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper humbly accepted his reward for third place after his net 86.Monthly Mug1st Kevin Waycott (10) net 69A Flight (0-18)1st Paul Hack (11) net 712nd Alain Taddei (16) net 743rd Mark West (15) net 76B Flight (19+)1st Max Bracegirdle (27) net 722nd Geri Crilly (27) net 803rd Sandy Leiper (34) net 86Near Pins:  A3 – Peter Blackburn, A5 – Takeshi Hakozaki, C3 – Paul Hack, C8 – Kevin WaycottLong Putts:  A9 – Paul Hack, C9 – Kevin WaycottThe Growling Swan NAGA Award was won by the Wes Starr who humbly accepted the honour and wore the cap briefly in the bar.  Max Bracegirdle kindly took Deefa for the usual walk and collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our ever generous Growling Swan golfers.Note:  Growling Swan Golf, the home of friendly golf in Pattaya welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

Continue Reading

Women hid in fright

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS TWO women were forced to hide inside a Pakenham home out of fear of a violent intruder…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Continue Reading

Piva scores twice to power Leafs past Spokane Braves

first_imgNelson finished the game with a 54-24 shot advantage.Quinn Yeager was solid between the pipes to register the win.Trevor Dilauro took the loss in goal for Spokane.Nelson, winners of three straight games, moves back into a tie for the Murdoch Division lead with Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Bruins double Fernie Ghostriders 4-2 in the East Kootenay City.Trey Mason has three assists to lead the Bruins.Defending KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks are quietly moving up the standings. The Hawks, currently riding a five-game winning streak, shutout Columbia Valley Rockies behind the 35-save performance of Owen Sikkes, 4-0.Nelson faces a short week of practice as the Leafs travel to Kimberley Thursday to open a three-game Eddie Mountain road trip in the Bavarian City.Friday, Nelson meets Golden before wrapping up the road trip Saturday against Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere.Nelson returns home Friday, October 27 to face Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: Sunday’s goal in Spokane was the first of the season for forward Jaiden LaPorte. . . . Ryan Piva, finishing with three points, now has six goals on the season for Nelson. . . . Michael Bladon also had three assists for Nelson. . . . Leaf netminder Josh Williams fell to second in goalie stats with a 1.41 goals against average. Jakob Severson of 100 Mile House leads the KIJHL. However, the Wranglers goalie has only played three games. . . . Ryan Cooper and Sawyer Hunt are tied for top spot in Leaf scoring with 13 points. David Sanchez is third with 12 while Jack Karran and Jackson Zimmermann fourth at 10 points. . . . The third period got a little chippy with more than 90 minutes in penalties called. . . . Nelson finished the game with four power play goals. Taking care of business on the road is the hallmark of a great team.Ryan Piva scored twice the first period to power the Nelson Leafs to a 6-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.Nelson opened the weekend outlasting Castlegar Rebels 7-3 in the Sunflower City.Piva’s two goals came to start and at the end of the opening frame — the latter coming on the power play in the final minute — to give the Leafs a 2-0 lead.Spokane cut into the margin six minutes into the second when Dawson Tritt beat Nelson goalie Quinn Yeager.However, the Leafs regained the two-goal advantage, once again scoring on the power play as Jack Karran converted the marker with 180 seconds remaining in the period.Jaiden LaPorte then added to the lead with a goal in the final seconds of the period.Nelson kept the pressure on the Braves in the final period, outshooting the hosts 16-6 while adding power play goals by Dash Thompson and David Sanchez.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Galway Woman To Represent Ireland At World Transplant Games

first_imgWith just over a month before 39 members of Transplant Team Irelanddepart for the World Transplant Games, they gathered at ALSAA Sports ComplexDublin airport on Sunday, 7th July for a motivational talk by internationalPara athlete Mary Fitzgerald. Ranging in age from 16 to 81, the team of 29 menand 10 women have all undergone organ transplants including 1 heart, 1 lung, 5liver, 1 bone marrow and 31 kidney. The largest ever Irish Transplant Teamtravelling abroad, they will be among 2000 participants from over 60 countrieswho will take part in the World Transplant Games 2019 in Newcastle Gateshead,UK next month (17-24 August). A Galway woman living and working in Australia will represent Ireland at the World Transplant Games next month. Sinead McGowan from Renmore in Galway underwent a kidney transplant in October 2009. Her brother Seamus washer donor. Some photos are attached of Sinead taken at the previous biennial World Transplant Games when they were held in Malaga and where she won a Silver medal for the 5K road race event. Nineteen-year-old Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Paralympics Team, fromKilkenny, took time to demonstrate to the Transplant Team her mighty throwingprowess, which has earned her numerous international accolades, despite heryoung age, for Discus, Shot Putt and Javelin. Her determination and hard workhave earned her a place on the Irish Para Athletics Team and she hopes toqualify for the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in November and theParalympics in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.Mary, who is studying Occupational Therapy at University College Cork,said, “I would like to express mydelight to meet athletes from Transplant Team Ireland. They have all facedhealth challenges with uncertain futures. Sport has a huge part to play in ourwellbeing and it unites people. Transplant Team Ireland shares my excitement,pride and heartfelt honour to be able to represent our country. Theinspirational men and women on the team demonstrate the immeasurable benefitsof sport and showcase the importance of organ donation to the general public.The World Transplant Games celebrate the power of sport and the gift of life.”   The Irish Kidney Association is responsible for Ireland’s involvement inthe Games and the National Projects Manager Colin White (fromBalbriggan, Dublin) is the team manager. Speaking about the Games, hesaid, “I am excited about the diverse nature of thisyear’s squad who will represent Ireland at the World Transplant Games 2019. We cover a wide range of sports and have avariety of levels of experience too. Our 5 competitors over the age of 70 are afantastic example to us all in that sport can, and should, be a life-longhabit. Each competitor is an ambassador in their own right and collectively theteam sends out a wonderfully uplifting message about how life can bepost-transplant”.Newly elected National Honorary Chairman of the IrishKidney Association Colin MacKenzie (from Portmarnock, Dublin) said, “the Irish Kidney Association is delighted to show its support for the Federation of Irish Sport’s 20×20 initiative (www.20×20.ie) which isaimed at promoting the profile and involvement of women in sport. We are committedto increasing the profile of women involved in our sports programme through ourwebsite and social media channels. With our hosting of next year’s EuropeanTransplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Dublin next summer whilst ourprimary goal is to promotethe importance and success of organ donation for transplantation, we will alsobe sending out a rallyingcall to increase the number of women on our national sports team”.Athletes will compete in their respective age categories in the followingevents: badminton, cycling, darts, golf, petanque, squash, swimming, tabletennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, mini-marathon, and track and field.This year the team hasgratefully received support from Swim Ireland, Athletics Ireland and IrishSquash. The on-going coaching support from Swim Ireland has been particularlywelcomed. Astellas Pharma Ltd. has again provided some sponsorship towards thecosts of running the team.For more information onWorld Transplant Games and the Irish athletes visit the Irish team blog www.transplantteamireland.ie   Visit the Gameswebsite www.worldtransplantgames.orgTHE FULLIRISH PANEL IS AS FOLLOWS…ANTRIM: John McAleer, Newtownabbey (kidney) (oldestmember of the team)CAVAN: Aodhagan Cullen, Cavan (kidney)CLARE: Marie O’Connor, Lahinch (kidney)CORK: Mike Keohane, Rosscarbery (Liver), Charlie Ryan, Cobh (Liver), Michael Kiely, Mitcheltown,on the Limerick border(Kidney); Pat O’Sullivan, Mallow (Kidney), Michael O’Shea, Mallow (Heart).DONEGAL: Kieran Murray, Ramelton (Kidney)GALWAY: Sinead McGowan, Renmore (living inAustralia) (Kidney).KERRY: Anna Pokojska, Killarney via Poland Did theRing of Kerry Cycle previous day (Kidney).KILDARE: James Nolan, Kilcullen, International awardwinning butcher – underwent a living donor kidney transplant 32 yearsago (Kidney).KILKENNY VIALIMERICK: Emma O’Sullivan (Kidney).LIMERICK viaUK: Trevor Lynch,Cappamore, (Bone Marrow).LOUTH: Tommy Marrett, Ardee(Kidney).MAYO viaUK: Julie O’Neill,Westport- Award winning businesswoman, underwent living donortransplant from brother 37 years ago (Kidney);MEATH: Tony Gavigan, Navan & native of LONGFORD fatherof deceased donor (kidney),Jerome Lyness, Navan,(Kidney),Rachel Eagleton, Bettystown – youngestfemale on the team (33) (Kidney), Jack O’Brien, Navan, – youngest member of the team (16) (kidney).MONAGHAN: Tomas Flannery, Tandarageebane (Lung).TIPPERARY: Orla Hogan, Nenagh (Kidney); Sheila Gregan, Nenagh(Kidney);WATERFORD viaDublin:  Eoin Hurley(age 25, Geneticsstudent at TCD)(Kidney).WESTMEATH: Finian Farrell, Mullingar (Kidney), NoelMarsden, Athlone (Kidney), John Connell, Mullingar, living in SouthAfrica (Kidney).WICKLOW: Garry Campbell, Greystones (kidney), PhilipKavanagh, Arklow (Liver).DUBLIN: Ron Grainger, Castleknock, D.15 (Kidney). HarryWard, Team Captain, Baldoyle, D.13 (Kidney), Paul Prendergast,Santry, D.9 (Kidney), Anthony Byrne, Artane (Kidney), Peter Heffernan, Skerries(Kidney), Leonard Ryan, Tallaght (Kidney), Aoife Murray, Clonsilla, (Liver),Michael Dwyer, Cabinteely (Kidney),Deirdre Faul, Dalkey (Liver), JohnMoran, Glasnevin, celebrating 34th anniversary ofliving donor transplant from brother (Kidney).TEAM MANAGER, Colin White from Balbriggan, DublinFororgan donor cards Freetext DONOR to 50050 or visit website www.ikw.ie/get-a-donor-card   Youcan also download the IKA’s digital organ donor to yoursmartphone. Your wishes to be an organ donor can also beincluded on the new format driving licence which is indicated on the back ofthe card by Code 115. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Continue Reading

Sam Houston State Takes Down No. 10 Rice

first_imgRice didn’t have their first base runner until the bottom of the third inning when designated hitter Connor Teykl worked a two-out walk. Catcher Anthony Azar drove in a second run when he singled into left field to score Atwood from third. “We’re ready to go into Minute Maid this weekend. We’re going to face some tough teams but we have a lot of experience going into it. The excitement for our team will be great.” The hot-hitting first baseman Ryan O’Hearn ripped a single into right field to drive in Farney from second base for the first run of the game. With the hit, O’Hearn extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The Owls got on the board in the fourth inning when left fielder Michael Aquino doubled down the left field line to score right fielder Keenan Cook from second base. The Kats turn their attention to the Houston College Classic this upcoming weekend. “This is just a great ballgame for us. We got a great pitching performance from Ryan and for the most part played good defense. We got some timely hits and we capitalized on some mistakes. It was a great team win for us tonight.”center_img Alan Scott and Jason Simms shut down the Owls for the final two innings. Lefty Alan Scott pitched a hitless eighth inning. Righty Jason Simms kept the owls off the board in the ninth to register his third save of the season. Sam Houston added an insurance run in the top of the eighth after left fielder Luke Plucheck singled with two outs. MacWilliam dropped down a bunt for a single and the third baseman threw the ball away and Plucheck came around to score from first. Ryan Brinley was outstanding on the mound for seven innings. The sophomore transfer allowed just two hits while striking out two Rice Owl batters. The win is the first of his Sam Houston State career. The Kats got the scoring started in the top of the third inning. Middle-infield duo Jake MacWilliam and Ryan Farney each singled to start the inning before center fielder Colt Atwood reached on a fielder’s choice, eliminating MacWilliam. HOUSTON, Texas – Great pitching and timely hitting led the Sam Houston State baseball team to their fourth consecutive win over perennial power Rice, 3-1, Tuesday at Reckling Park.last_img read more

Continue Reading