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Inconnu swimmers take part in first swim meet of season

first_img(15 & over Boys)Skyeler Kerr- 100 metre freestyle 52.63; 200 metre butterfly 2:12.07Inconnu swim club members will be competing at their home swim meet this weekend. Fourteen members of the Inconnu Swim Club were in the pool last weekend for the first time this season in Prince George. The club finished fourth out of six teams with the Inconnu achieving 90 per cent personal best times.Three swimmers, Joshua DeBruyn, Amaris Kirtzinger, Alexander McDonald notched their first Swim BC A times.Liam Simons made one Swim BC AA time in the 50 metre freestyle and Owen Lang qualified to compete with three Swim BC AA qualifying times in the 50 metre butterfly, 100 metre backstroke and 200 metre freestyle.- Advertisement -Records were set in the following events:(10 & under Boys)Owen Lang- 50 metre butterfly 39.12(15 & over Girls)Brittany Welsh- 200 metre freestyle 2:08.95; 800 metre freestyle 9:24.63; 400 metre IM 5:18.78Advertisementlast_img read more


The Premier League’s top 10 dribblers this season revealed!

first_img 10 10 10 10 10 10 9. Yannick Bolaise (Crystal Palace) has attempted 59 dribbles in 12 appearances and 30 have been successful 10 4. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) has attempted 88 dribbles in 13 appearances and 42 have been successful 10 7. Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) has attempted 68 dribbles in 12 appearances and 32 have been successful 8. Sadio Mane (Southampton) has attempted 55 dribbles in 13 appearances and 31 have been successful 10. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) has attempted 34 dribbles in 10 appearances this season and 29 have been successful – find out which player comes in at 9th by clicking the arrow above Joint 1st. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) has attempted 68 dribbles in 13 appearances and 44 have been successful 6. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) has attempted 41 dribbles in 13 appearances and 32 have been successful Now that the festive period is approaching, there are plenty of statistics to illustrate who is excelling in certain areas. Perhaps one of the most interesting, which has become somewhat of a rarity in recent seasons, is a perfectly executed dribble and how often – or little – it occurs.Regular talkSPORT contributors and statistics analysts WhoScored.com define a successful dribble as “taking on an opponent and successfully making it past them whilst retaining the ball”.We wanted to know which players had made the most successful dribbles so far this season and you can find the answer in the slideshow above.Take a look at the top 10 players with the most successful dribbles, so far, in England’s top flight this term.Statistics correct up to 23 November. Where players are level on total number of successful dribbles, the player with less attempts is ranked higher. 3. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) has attempted 70 dribbles in 12 appearances and 44 have been successful 5. Ross Barkley (Everton) has attempted 59 dribbles in 13 appearances and 33 have been successful 10 10 Joint 1st. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) has attempted 68 dribbles in 13 appearances and 44 have been successfullast_img read more


Chelsea captain John Terry offered one-year contract extension

first_img John Terry: The Blues defender’s current deal expires in the summer 1 Chelsea captain John Terry has been offered a one-year contract extension, the club have announced.Terry is out of contract at the end of this season and in January said he would not be extending his stay.The Blues insisted an offer may be forthcoming, and it arrived this week.A Chelsea spokesperson said: “(Director) Marina Granovskaia and (chairman) Bruce Buck met with John and his agent this week and offered him a one-year contract extension.“With it coming so late in the season, this is a big decision for John and his family and it is something that they are now considering.”The 35-year-old defender has made 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998.Chelsea, who can finish ninth at best, play Leicester, their successors as champions, on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, but Terry is suspended following his dismissal at SunderlandChelsea sought to draw a line on the matter with the statement, allowing Terry to consider the offer and interim boss Guus Hiddink to focus on his final media conference ahead of his last game against Leicester.Antonio Conte will arrive as head coach at the conclusion of Italy’s involvement in this summer’s European Championship.“It’s good to have big players in a club who are big personalities,” Hiddink said.“I’m always in favour, generally, that players, ex-players – I’m not talking about John now – are having a lot of influence in the culture of the club.“Maybe, I don’t know when, in the future, it’s also for John.”Terry joined Chelsea as a 14-year-old and Hiddink lauded his longevity, having seen a recent photograph of a teenage Terry.“Twenty, 21 years at the club is huge,” Hiddink added.“That’s why they become legends. You must cherish those legends for the future as well.”READ MORE: Gary Cahill exclusive: John Terry is one of the best ever Premier League CBs, and what Chelsea’s players expect from Antonio ConteREAD MORE: ‘It’s the best moment of the season!’ Rival fans celebrate the end of John Terry’s Chelsea careerlast_img read more


DANNY: WHY I’M HOSTING CELEBRITY EVENTS FOR LOUISE JAMES AND FOR PIETA HOUSE

first_imgDanny O Carroll ( Buster) with Liverpool and Ireland internationals Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan at a previous Charity Christmas Party in aid of a autism unit at Lurgybrack school and the Paediatric Ward at Letterkenny General Hospital. Photo Brian McDaidMRS Brown’s Boy star Danny O’Carroll has spoken of his plans for TWO celebrity events in County Donegal on the same day next month to raise money for two separate charities – the Buncrana drowning tragedy and suicide prevention in the county.Danny, who plays Buster in the hit RTE comedy, revealed he had originally planned just one event to help establish a Pieta House centre in Letterkenny.But when he saw the tragedy in Buncrana unfold on television in Australia last month as the Mrs Brown’s Boys tour was finishing there, he said he was horrified. Louise James lost her partner Sean McGrotty, (46), her sons Mark (12) and Evan, eight, as well as her mother Ruth Daniels (59) and her 14-year-old sister Jodi-Lee.He is now planning two events on the same day to raise money for Louise and her baby Rioghnach-Ann who was rescued from Lough Swilly when Sean’s Audi car slid into the water from the Buncrana slipway.A celebrity golf classic has been arranged for the Rosapenna Golf Court in Downings on May 27 – and there will now be a separate gala dinner that night at the Shandon Hotel and Spa in Dunfanaghy.“I’ve never lost anyone to suicide but I’m hearing all the time of tragedies in Donegal and I felt I needed to do something so I began planning a gala dinner so that the charity Pieta House can have a presence in Donegal,” said Danny. “It takes €1,000 to help each person who goes to the charity so if we can raise €10,000 that’s potentially ten lives saved and as a society we have to do more to prevent suicides.”He said however that he was so upset at the Buncrana tragedy he felt he had to do something for Louise James and her four-month-old baby.“It was just such a tragic accident. I know money will be of little comfort to Louise right now but if I can help raise some money for her and her daughter then that’s what I want to do,” said Danny.“I haven’t spoken directly to Louise but I have spoken to people who have been helping her and she is delighted with what we are trying to do. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my wife and my two children like that.“They are two separate causes but I thought with all the celebrities who are going to be in Donegal on May 27 we could get two events up and running. “It’s going to be a happy day with loads of fun on the golf course and then at night the celebrities will be waiters for the gala dinner and two very worthwhile causes will benefit from it.”Danny joked: “If the celebrities are here, I might as well  use them twice!”Golf teams of four are being asked to make a donation of €500, with a table of ten at the Shandon Hotel gala dinner costing €750.Tickets are available now by calling the Shandon Hotel and Spa on (074) 913 6137. DANNY: WHY I’M HOSTING CELEBRITY EVENTS FOR LOUISE JAMES AND FOR PIETA HOUSE was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranacharityDanny O’CarrollLouise JamesMrs Brown’s BoysPIeta Housetragedylast_img read more


JUSTICE NOT SERVED ON ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BANKING CRISIS – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, responding to the verdicts in the Anglo trial said there would be mixed emotions from the public in response. He added however that there is still a long way to go before the Irish people feel justice has been served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.Deputy Doherty said: “There will be mixed emotions to the two verdicts last night and today from the Irish people. “Though Judge Nolan quite correctly pointed out that these men were facing technical charges and weren’t answering for the problems of the entire banking system, many people just saw this as a trial of the former bankers who contributed to the crash.“We are still waiting for justice to be served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.“The failures in Irish banks, the reckless loans availed of by developers, combined with the policies of Fianna Fail, have caused great long term economic suffering for the Irish people.“Austerity budgets, unsustainable debt to GDP level, emigration, poverty, unemployment and repossessions have been the sentence handed out to ordinary people.“Meanwhile, those responsible for the crisis haven’t been held fully to account and the Irish public know that.”JUSTICE NOT SERVED ON ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BANKING CRISIS – DOHERTY was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


GAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTS

first_imgSenior League Division 3Naomh Brid 0 – 9 – 1 – 10 St Naul’sRed Hughs 0 – 11 – 1 – 8 Naomh Columba Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 1 – 11 – 0 – 10 Naomh ColmcilleGaeil Fhánada 0 – 10 1 – 7 CLG CarndomhnaighNa Dúnaibh/Downings 2 – 10 0 – 9 Naomh Pádraig LeifearSenior League Division 4 Burt 2 – 6  – 2 – 10 MilfordUrris 4 – 20 – 0 – 8 PettigoConvoy 2 – 11 –  0 – 5 Na RossaNaomh Ultan 1 – 10 0 – 8 Naomh PádraigLetterkenny Gaels 4 – 10 – 1 – 9 Robert Emmets Division 1 ResGaoth Dobhair 0 – 8 – 0 – 8 St MichaelsNaomh Conaill 1 – 9 – 2 – 8 Four MastersSt Eunans 5 – 10 – 1 – 5 Kilcar Killybegs 1 – 12 – 2 – 10 ArdaraDivision 2 Reserve LeagueSean MacCumhaills 3 – 7 – 1 – 8 Naomh MuireAn Clochán Liath 1 – 5 – 0 – 7 Gleann FhinneTermon 0 – 3 –  1 – 10 Cloughaneely TermonDiv 3 Res LeagueAodh Ruadh 1 – 8 – 3 – 6 Naomh ColmcilleNaomh Brid 1 – 7 – 1 – 5 St NaulsRed Hughs 1 – 6 – 0 – 14 Naomh ColumbaDownings 0 – 12 0 – 6 Naomh PadraigFanad Gaels 1 – 16 2 – 4 CarndonaghDiv 4 Res LeagueNaomh Ultan 2 – 16 – 0 – 4 Naomh PádraigBurt 0 – 6 – 0 – 8 MilfordConvoy 2 – 16 0 – 5 Na Rossa ConvoyGAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTS was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTSlast_img read more


NEW DONEGAL MANAGER TO BE NAMED ON MONDAY

first_imgWill Rory Gallagher be named as the new manager of the Donegal GAA Senior team next week?The successor to Jim McGuinness is set to be unveiled early next by the Donegal County Board.The County Board have scheduled a meeting for next Monday, and it’s expected that representatives on the board will announce who is the new Donegal Senior team manager.Rory Gallagher remains the hot favourite with the bookies. The former assistant to Jim McGuinness knows many of the current squad very well, and seems the obvious replacement.However, there is speculation that a lack of experience in managing a team could count against Gallagher.His roles to date have seen the Fermanagh man assistant to Jim McGuinness with the Senior side, and assistant to Maxi Curran with the U21 team.He was joint-manager in Kilcar this year alongside John McNulty. It has also emerged that Paddy Carr could also be in with a strong chance of getting the vacant position.He has a wealth of club and inter-county experience and is seen as a strong candidate for the position.Anthony Harkin, and Cathal Corey are the other two candidates that have applied for the role of Donegal Senior team manager, but neither are likely to get the nod. NEW DONEGAL MANAGER TO BE NAMED ON MONDAY was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessManagernewsRory GallagherSportSuccessorlast_img read more


Liverpool ace Alisson reveals Firmino’s influence on £67m switch

first_img“Hopefully we can develop a great deal together.”And he revealed that Mo Salah, who he played with at Roma, was also nagging him to complete the deal.He told LFC TV: “Yesterday he (Salah) sent me a message to say ‘Hey, what are you waiting for?’“As the negotiations were at an advanced stages, I replied to him straight away saying ‘calm down, I’m on my way’. “He is a player who feels really at home here. He is loved by the fans and really popular with his team-mates.“He is a great person and he only had positive things to say.“He said if I were to come here then I would be really happy as well.“Putting our friendship to one side and the time we’ve spent with the national team, I’m really happy to be at the same club as him and have the same daily routine as him. Alisson’s transfer made him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Alisson is close friends with Brazil team-mate Firmino, who joined Liverpool for £29m in June 2015.And the goalkeeper has confirmed that the 26-year-old spoke positively about life in Merseyside.He said: “I had spoken to him before things really started to happen.“When the negotiations became official I spoke to him and I only heard good things about the club and the city. revealed Most Read in Football Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted Alisson has revealed how Roberto Firmino influenced his switch to Liverpool.The goalkeeper completed a £67m move from Roma after several conversations with his fellow countryman. 3 3 ALTERED latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Roberto Firmino scored 27 goals for the Reds last season Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes impact The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker Roberto Firmino in action against Alissonlast_img read more


Ex-Liverpool man: Gerrard and Carragher ‘didn’t like Benitez that much’

first_imgStephane Henchoz has told talkSPORT he is not surprised Rafael Benitez is having problems at Chelsea.And the former Liverpool defender claimed that Anfield stalwarts Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher “didn’t like him that much” when the Spaniard was in charge at the Merseyside club.Benitez guided Liverpool to their 2005 Champions League triumph while their manager and remains a popular figure among their fans.But he is deeply unpopular among Chelsea supporters and there have been reports he has fallen out with players at Stamford Bridge, which Benitez and Blues skipper John Terry both recently denied.And Henchoz said: “I think he’s a very good manager in that he knows a lot about football and the details.“The only problem for me is his man management and I’m not surprised things aren’t going so well for him at Chelsea.“I think he has some arrogance about him. The way he speaks to the players and the way he treats the players is not always the best.“Even if you are professional you still would like the manager to have a few words and speak a bit with you. Rafa Benitez only speaks to you when he needs you or wants something from you.“And I know that even Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, who spent a lot of time with him, didn’t like him that much.“When Chelsea signed him as manager, I was sure that things would not go smoothly.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Facebook Credits: The World’s First Global Currency?

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… guest author 1 Tags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is standing at the foot of a virtual cash mountain. The social networking behemoth recently announced a plan to expand the Facebook Credits program beyond its beta confines. A network-wide rollout of the virtual currency application would streamline transactions online and, in effect, pave the path to the world’s first global currency.It’s also going to help Facebook scale one of its last major economic hurdles –monetizing its millions of international users. Now translated into more than 100 languages, Facebook will do more than $1 billion in revenue this year. It has surpassed the 500 million member mark, with a surge of interest across Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and points beyond. In fact, adoption rates have soared exponentially in the last year.Chris Birk (@cjbirk) is director of content and communications for VA Mortgage Center.com, the nation’s number one dedicated VA lender, and Growth Partner, a unique firm that provides angel investment and online marketing expertise to emerging companies. A recovering journalist, he also teaches at a private Midwestern university. He blogs at Write Short Live Long.Here’s a quick look from Nick Burcher.In all, international users comprise about 70% of Facebook’s total userbase, but the company has so far lacked a consistent mechanism for turningthose more far-flung users into dollars. Banner advertising in most casesdoesn’t provide a worthwhile return on investment internationally. At the sametime, bandwidth costs have forced the company to take a loss in hyper-growthcountries like Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Enter the power and mind-boggling reach of Facebook Credits. As Chris Morrison at Bnet and others have pointed out, the full-scale credits program will clearly lower the adoption barrier for millions of international users, who will be able to buy credits from a single point of purchase and spend them on games and apps across the network. Facebook earns a 30% cut of the revenue; there’s going to be a lot of that.Looking back, the credits program got a bit lost in the privacy kerfuffle that came out of the f8 conference. The implications of rolling out the program may also revive another popular source of frustration for users: playing makeover. With Facebook’s new concentrated push toward virtual currency, could a new layout be coming sooner than expected? Many of the company’s 500 million users are just getting used to the new one unleashed on the public in February. At the same time, the potential implications of a virtual global currency are staggering, if not difficult to pin down precisely. Facebook users have already shown a willingness to shell out for virtual goods in online games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. The software company behind these, Zynga, is expected to make more than $450 million this year, the bulk from virtual purchases. With a beefed-up Facebook credits program, users both domestic and abroad may soon be purchasing real goods through companies that utilize Facebook Connect. It isn’t difficult to imagine going to the Crate & Barrel website and purchasing a wedding gift with Facebook Credits.Consider what one-click purchasing could do for targeted Facebook ads: Advertisers and social marketers might have unprecedented access to real-time data on spending patterns and international purchases. Mobile carriers stand to benefit, too, as international consumers are increasingly more adept at using smartphones forfinancial transactions. A virtual currency could also be a boon to entrepreneurs in developing nations. Consumers could use credits to purchase directly from artisans in Brazil or Thailand.That may require Facebook to ultimately abandon the dollar as its exchange root,but it certainly presents a unique opportunity for micropayments to blossom.There’s increasing chatter about Facebook giving Google a run for its money. But insome ways it may also carry the torch once wielded by PayPal, which held asimilar vision of a truly global currency. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more