Strong showing by Inconnu swimmers at Peace River meet

first_imgThe club finished fourth overall among competing groups and swimmers came away with a 95% improvement on their personal best times. A number of swimmers also competed in events that were brand new to them.Jayden Forrester achieved one of her two qualified Swim BC AA time standards in the 200 metre backstroke that allowed her to represent the swim club at the 2014 Swim BC Short Course AA Championships in Chilliwack. Emily Brady had a great meet as well. She had a break out swim in her 50 metre freestyle race and earned her first Swim BC A provincial time standard. Meanwhile Owen Lang earned an aggregate award for his efforts.The majority of the athletes representing the Inconnu Swim Club were notice swimmers that were either in their first or second year with the group. It was a great opportunity for the swimmers as Peace River formatted the meet to allow newcomers to swimming to become comfortable with the rules and how a swim meet is organized.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgRuairi Keating is a doubt for Finn Harps ahead of their trip to Waterford on Friday night.Finn Harps will be hoping to extend their unbeaten league start to the season to three games on Friday evening when they make the long trip south to face Waterford United at the RSC (kick-off 7.45pm). Harps followed up their opening day scoreless draw away to Shelbourne with a comfortable 2-0 victory over league newboys Cabinteely at Finn Park last Friday night.“I was glad to get the win on Friday night,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan after the game. “Credit to the ground staff who got the pitch ready in very difficult weather conditions leading up to game,” he said. “The early goal was a huge help to us but Cabinteely were always dangerous from set pieces and on the break.“They will prove to be very difficult opposition to us and a lot more teams in the season ahead,” said Horgan of the Dublin based side.Harps controlled much of the game but clear cut chances were few and far between.“We really hadn’t too many chances until after second goal when Cabinteely pushed men forward and left space to try to exploit at the back. “I felt that all fourteen lads that played made a contribution which doesn’t always happen,” continued Horgan.Like Harps, Friday’s opponents Waterford have made an unbeaten start to the season and have also picked up four points from their opening two games including last week’s 2-1 victory over Wexford Youths.“Waterford have made a great start and will obviously be full of confidence having beaten Wexford away,” said Horgan.“The return of Jack Doherty and Dylan Mernagh is a big boost to them along with new additions in the likes of Sean Hurley and young Dineen at the back.“We struggled in the RSC this time last year and they ran out comfortable winners so we know how difficult it is going to be. “We worked hard as a group last Friday against Cabinteely in front of a very encouraging home support,” said Horgan.“However, it is more difficult to repeat this away from home in places like Waterford this Friday with their home support and quality.”Packie Mailey remains out while last week’s two goal hero Rory Keating is a doubt and will be assessed prior to the departure south.Although Harps held the upper hands against Waterford last season – winning two and drawing one of their four meetings – they haven’t always had their way against Friday’s opponents. In the twenty meetings prior to last season they had won only three times against Waterford, with only one of these victories coming at the RSC.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ruairi Keating.Injured: Packie Mailey.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-L-L-D-W (7 pts)Waterford United: L-L-W-L-D-W (7 pts)RECORD AGAINST WATERFORD / WATERFORD UNITED (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 95th meeting of the two clubs, and the 47th to be played in Waterford.Total Games: 94 (47 at Waterford)Harps Wins: 32 (11 at Waterford)Waterford Wins: 43 (25 at Waterford)Draws: 19 (11 at Waterford)Harps Goals: 136 (57 at Waterford)Waterford Goals: 148 (86 at Waterford)LAST 10 GAMES v WATERFORD UNITED27-Jul-12 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)29-Sep-12 Finn Harps 1-2 Waterford United (First Division)08-Mar-13 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)26-Apr-13 Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United (First Division)28-Jun-13 Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps (First Division)16-Aug-13 Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United (First Division)07-Mar-14 Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford United (First Division)25-Apr-14 Waterford United 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)27-Jun-14 Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford United (First Division)15-Aug-14 Waterford United 0-2 Finn Harps (First Division)LAST TIME v WATERFORD at RSC15th August 2014.WATERFORD UNITED 0FINN HARPS 2 Jordan Loftus 16, 36.Waterford United: Matthew Connor, Conor Whittle, Shaun Corcoran, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Frost, Brian Nolan, Ross Fitzpatrick (Mikie Rowe 59), Vincent Sullivan, Ethan Boyle, Conor Coad (Cormac Breslin 78), Mark Walsh (Andrew O’Connor 59). Subs not used: Samuel Ogayemi, Shane Morrissey, Daryll Power.Finn Harps: Conor Winn, Brian McGrory, Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Thomas McMonagle, Josh Mailey, Carel Tiofack (Oisin Hassett 83), Pat McCann, Sean McCarron (Cathal McDaid 90), Kevin McHugh, Jordan Loftus (Gerard O’Callaghan 70). Subs not used: Shaun Patton, James Gallagher.FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2015 (All competitions)Ruairi Keaing 2Brian McGrory 1 (in League Cup)Keith Cowan 1 (in League Cup)FINN HARPS RESULTS / FIXTURES 2015Mar Fri 06 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn HarpsMon 09 Galway Utd 3-2 Finn Harps (League Cup)Fri 13 Finn Harps 2-0 CabinteelyFri 20 A Waterford UnitedFri 27 H Cobh RamblersApr Fri 03 A UCDFri 10 H Athlone TownFri 17 A Wexford YouthsFri 24 H ShelbourneMay Fri 01 A CabinteelyFri 08 H Waterford UnitedSat 16 A Cobh RamblersFri 22 H UCDJun Fri 05 A Athlone TownFri 12 H Wexford YouthsFri 26 A ShelbourneJul Fri 03 H CabinteelyFri 10 A Waterford UnitedFri 17 H Cobh RamblersFri 24 A UCDFri 31 H Athlone TownAug Fri 07 A Wexford YouthsFri 14 H ShelbourneFri 28 A CabinteelySep Sat 05 H Waterford UnitedSat 19 A Cobh RamblersFri 25 H UCDOct Fri 09 A Athlone TownSat 17 H Wexford YouthsCompiled by Joe Doherty. Email: joedoherty@finnharps.comHARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN START TO SEASON AT WATERFORD ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 19th, 2015 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:finn harpsHome-page SportnewssoccerWATERFORD UNITEDlast_img read more

Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall

first_imgDonegal County Council has issued a precautionary warning for bathers at four Donegal beaches this weekend.Due to a Status Yellow rain warning for Friday and forecasted heavy rain for the rest of the weekend until Monday, the council has a 5-day warning in place at: Lisfannon in Buncrana, Lady’s Bay in Buncrana, Bundoran and Fintra in Killybegs.The warning is in place to protect bathers from pollution which may come from storm influx. The heavy rain causes storm water to run off fields and houses into the river, which usually deposits into the bathing waters resulting in a higher than normal E.coli.To reduce the risk of illness, beach users should take the following precautions:Avoid swallowing or splashing waterWash your hands before handling foodAvoid swimming with an open cut or woundAvoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.Higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness, according to Donegal County Council. Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Donegal chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury

first_imgA Donegal chef who says she was left with crippling RSI after churning out thousands of chocolate playing cards and whiskey wine gums at a famous London restaurant is now suing it for over €230,000.Promising pastry chef Sharon Anderson, 28, is plagued by chronic wrist pain caused by carrying out repetitive and delicate kitchen tasks, her lawyers claim. Ms Anderson is originally from Glentidally in Milford.Her tasks included putting 400 sweets a day into small bags using tweezers, racing against time to make chocolate playing cards before the chocolate set too hard, and administering hundreds of tiny fingertip pinches to mushroom logs.She is now suing Heston Blumenthal’s legendary Fat Duck restaurant for alleged negligence for giving her work which was “too fast, arduous and repetitive for her”.She says her RSI has led to her becoming depressed and anxious and has been unable to work since leaving the restaurant in November 2015.But the restaurant, whose super chef boss Heston Blumenthal won it a reputation for cutting edge culinary brilliance, is flatly denying all fault.It says the type of work she did is common to the sort of patisserie practised in other “fine dining restaurants”.For full story see chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:chefdonegalLondonMilfordSharon AndersonsueThe Fat Ducklast_img read more

Corsairs enjoy mid-season break

first_imgThe Corsairs are in the middle of a mid-season lull at the moment, with the weather forcing postponements for the second consecutive weekend.And with the next scheduled game at Siskiyous not until Wednesday, the Redwoods women will have gone 16 days in between games.But head coach Maggie White and her players have taken advantage of the break, enjoying a few days off over spring break and returning to work on some problem areas before the stretch run of the season.In their last outing, the …last_img read more

Art infects the Mother City

first_imgInfecting the City 2013 runs from 11 to 16 March, with events taking place between 8am and 10pm every day. The idea of the festival is to stage innovative art events at unexpected places around Cape Town.(Images: Infecting The City 2013)MEDIA CONTACTS • Stefanie ElliottMANGO-OMC+27 83 760 4110 or +27 21 447 8048Lorraine KearneyCape Town’s artists are coming out to play again, and bringing with them friends from other cities in South Africa and abroad. It’s time for Infecting The City 2013, the annual free public arts festival that invites ordinary folk to interrogate their city and interact with artists in unusual urban settings.This year, expect performances and visual art in the station, the squares, the museums, the gardens and the streets of the Mother City’s vibrant city bowl. Infecting the City runs from 11 to 16 March, from 8am to 10pm every day.The website explains the concept: “Infecting The City places exciting new artworks in unexpected spaces in the middle of the city, challenging Cape Town’s ideas of art and public space. The festival is designed as a series of routes through the city. Each day has either one or two routes in the afternoon and evening.”The programme is available online, allowing you to pick your day, time and route. You can either download the entire programme, click on the day that suits your schedule or search for the art piece you want to see. It’s a clever design: turn up at the start of Programme A, for example, at 6pm in The Company’s Garden, for the first performance and take part.Ushers will lead you on a merry dance through the city, from venue to venue, from performance to performance. Each day ends at 10pm in Church Square. At the Festival Centre at 6 Spin Street, opposite the square, you can buy lunch packs for the day programmes, or wine for the evening’s events, or get earphones for The Uncommercial Traveller.A truly global festivalFestival curator Jay Pather launched the programme at The Taj Hotel on a sweltering Monday afternoon – the city temperature reached 38˚C under a scorching sun – offering some tantalising glimpses into what to expect throughout the week. “Art is an expression of humanity; art is life” was the philosophy resonating through Pather, his audience and indeed, the festival as a whole.The application pool for participation trebled this year, he pointed out, with 320 submissions received. The artists come from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, Maputo, Nairobi, Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and various cities in the US. It is a truly global festival, a reflection of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan nature.They are bringing with them dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multi-disciplinary arts, and a light symphony. There is also “restaging, or repositioning classic works to bring new interpretations and understandings”.“The works interrogate the city. The nature of the festival makes the art accessible to a range of people – other artists and ordinary people who may not usually go to view art,” Pather says.It opens up a whole world of debate on how the city is perceived, how residents interact with the city, its architecture, its structure, its public spaces and open places. “For the artist, it is very daunting to be so exposed, creating outside his comfort zone of his studio.”Pather points out that this year, there is no overarching theme. The idea is simply to have a conversation with the city and its inhabitants. While there are performances in places as diverse as Thibault Square, The Company’s Garden, the station, and the District 6 Museum, “these works talk to each other”. And audience participation is encouraged to get the dialogue going.There is plenty on offer. Try out Emeka Ogboh’s installation Verbal Mapping II, for example. The artist will be replanting taxi calls from Lagos in busy Adderley Street. There will be flash mobs by Unima Puppets and Shaun Acker will be performing In/Apt: A Contemporary Public Hanging, on a slack rope over Government Avenue.In possibly the most logistically complex item, Sk8 Collective’s Beyond the Skatepark, 300 skateboarders will skate down the length of Long Street – against the flow of traffic, it must be said – ending in Thibault Square, where a skate performance will retell the history of the fringe sport.The best place to view the downhill run will be at the bottom of Long Street, so you can watch the mass come down the hill and enter the square at the bottom.Some highlightsCity Lights Orchestra, taking place in Church Square, may be the work of Antoine Schmitt, but the performers are the public. People are invited to visit the symphony page on the website, and download it. At the programmed time and place, they will then play the light symphony from their smartphones, laptops or other devices.“Windows flicker, sending a staccato signal to anyone watching. When looking at a façade of a building or those buildings surrounding an inner city square, the illuminated windows (and tuned in smartphones) blink, pulsate, beat, fade in and out, each according to its own score, but in rhythm with all the others. The windows – be they office or residential, occupied or deserted – come alive and are connected.”Thoriso le Morusu by Neo Muyanga is inspired by and based on Antjie Krog’s poem Country of Grief and Grace, which reads like an intimate and harrowingly candid conversation between two people about the pain they have caused one another. The performance was originally commissioned by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation and has been rearranged for the festival.It is played in five movements – prayer, confession, mantra, manifesto and catharsis – and is sung in Sesotho, Afrikaans and English by Muyanga with the Siyaya Chorus, accompanied by Sylvain Baloubeta and Texito Langa. The venue is St George’s Cathedral, the beautiful seat of the Anglican Church in South Africa.In Please Be My Witness, artist Ben Winfield speaks of the terrible, silent problem of child trafficking. Small sculptures will be placed throughout Cape Town’s public spaces. They are designed to slowly and quietly disappear from sight. There are an estimated 247 000 children working in exploitive labour in South Africa, including an estimated 30 000 child prostitutes.Mamela Nyamza’s thought-provoking dance Okuya Phantsi Kwempumlo takes place in the Whale Well at the Iziko South African Museum; Aeneas Wilder’s Under Construction at the District Six Museum involves the meticulous construction and spectacular public destruction of a complex wooden structure to ask poignant questions around what it means to be a resident in the city.If it’s music you’re after, catch Mike Rossi and Ulrich Suesse’s Trespassing Permitted in Church Square, a crossover performance featuring acclaimed musician Feya Faku on trumpet and dancers Nicola Elliott, Alan Parker and Richard Antrobus.Platform_18_28 at Cape Town Station includes paintings, sculptures and photographs produced by students from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, with the themes of movement and transit.In the Cape Consort’s Shades of Grey at Slave Church on Long Street, old and new converge in an exploration of early vocal repertoire, featuring late medieval European and 19th century colonial culture in historically informed interpretation. The music will be interspersed with music from the time of former Cape Colony governor George Grey.Punchdrunk and Arcola Theatre present The Uncommercial Traveller. The project involves a series of workshops with post-graduate students and theatre practitioners to devise and write reflective audio tours around Cape Town, using Charles Dickens’s approach of seeking out forgotten places and uncovering hidden stories. Festival audiences will be able to download the tours from the website, get earphones from the Festival Centre, and then walk them. The Uncommercial Traveller has travelled to Karachi, Melbourne, Penang, Singapore and Portsmouth.A parallel conference, Thinking the City, will run at the Festival Centre each morning from 10.30am to 12 noon, Tuesday to Friday. Respected artists and academics will lead the discussions, which will seek “to strengthen thinking and practice at the intersection of culture and public space, particularly in Cape Town” and unpack “a series of examples and contested territories related to cultural practice in the city, in order to foster a more critical dialogue about creative practice in public space”.Education tooAnd finally, there is Arts Aweh!, the educational component. It has two legs, firstly, the Africa Centre and Inyanda Youth Network collaboration, in which youth from the Philippi, Dunoon and Mfuleni communities participated in 10 weeks of performing arts workshops culminating in a series of local performances and one collective flash mob performance called Shadows in Infecting The City.Secondly, up to 500 pupils from grades 10 to 12 from various Cape Town schools will receive a facilitated festival experience. In groups of 20, the participants will experience and discuss the works with a seasoned artist. Up to 60 of them will be invited back to the final day to participate in the Arts Aweh! flashmob.Everything on the programme is free, except the lunch and wine.Infecting the City is produced by Africa Centre, in collaboration with Gipca , the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, and various organisations, embassies and cultural attachés. Africa Centre is a “social innovator that provides a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African cultural practice and intellectual pursuit as a catalyst for social change”. Pather is the director of Gipca.last_img read more

Punjab rural polls: EC orders repolling in 53 booths

first_imgWhile the Punjab State Election Commission on Thursday ordered re-polling for the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis in 53 polling booths of eight districts across the State, the Shiromani Akali Dal termed the elections as “murder of democracy”, alleging that the government machinery functioned as extension counters of the ruling Congress party during the entire poll process.‘Murder of democracy’Veteran Akali leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the way the Zila Parishad and Panchayat polls held on September 19 were rigged in Punjab, it was “a daylight murder of democracy”.“September 19, 2018 will be remembered as one of the darkest days for democracy in Punjab when the state machinery functioned as extension counters of the Congress party during the entire poll process,” alleged Mr. Badal.According to the spokesperson of the State Election Commission, re-polling has been ordered in 36 polling booths of Muktsar Sahib, 8 polling booths in Amritsar, one booth each in Moga, Fazilka and Faridkot districts and two booths each in Patiala and Bathinda and Ludhiana districts. Repolling todayVoters can recast their votes on September 21 in these polling stations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljeet Cheema alleged that the State government had decided to register a case against party president Sukhbir Badal as part of the political vendetta drive unleashed by it against political opponents.“Mr. Sukhbir Badal would not file for anticipatory bail in the political vendetta case registered against him. We, on our part, will not be cowed down by such tactics and will continue to fight for peace and communal harmony in Punjab,” said Mr. Majithia.The police had registered a case against Mr. Sukhbir Badal and few party workers on Wednesday for allegedly thrashing a Congress worker at Killianwali village in Muktsar district during the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls. A case under Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) under the IPC was registered.last_img read more

Tarun Tahiliani’s IBFW collection marks a new bridal trend

first_imgAce designer Tarun Tahiliani broke the convention by unfurling his black bridal ensemble on the opening day of the sixth edition of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) 2014 Thursday.”I love black. It’s timeless,” the designer told reporters at DLF Emporio, where the four-day fashion extravaganza is being held.Combining Indian craftsmanship and western clothing, Tarun Tahiliani showcased his opulent Mughal-themed wedding collectionApart from black, the models also spread a plethora of unconventional colours on the ramp when they sported Tahiliani’s creations in colours such as white, bronze, gold and champagne.If the designer experimented with colours, his choice of jewellery was ‘zara hatke’ with models sporting ‘mangtika’ modified into ‘mohawk’ on their foreheads.The line was a melange of home-grown craftsmanship perfected over generationsThe sheer silk and tulle made the ensemble light. With lot of draping techniques used, the Modern Mughals collection, consisting of lehengas, jackets, anarkali kurtas and more, ensured ease of movement.For the menswear line, he associated with London-based brand Whitcomb & Shaftesbury.Tahiliani feels “grooms are taking equal interest. It is the age of metrosexuals”, hence the experiment.The sherwanis and bandhgalas in gold, deep orange and more will surely lure the would-be grooms.The ‘kamarband’ lent drama to sherwanis.last_img read more