Rose Ladies Series: Fuller pushes winner MacLaren all the way

first_img Samantha Fuller produced a brilliant sub-par round of 71 to turn up the heat on eventual winner and LET star Meg Maclaren in the second event of the Rose Ladies Series.The 21-year-old amateur’s play was as hot at the blazing Hertfordshire sun as she carded a one under par total around Moor Park Golf Club.The Surrey golfer – one of only four amateurs in the field –  finished alongside Liz Young in a tie for second place and just two shots back of MacLaren.Former England Golf graduate MacLaren took top prize with a three under par round of 69 a week after another former star of the amateur game – Charley Hull – emerged triumphant in the series opener at Brokenhurst Manor.However, the efforts of Fuller (pictured below) forced MacLaren to dig deep for the win as it grew tense on the home stretch.Fuller – back in England after continuing her studies at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas – may have started slowly with an opening bogey and another at the third.But birdies at the second and fifth holes saw her back to even before further birdies at 12 and 14 put her in red figures.Fuller’s birdie at 14 came as a result of a delicate chip in from the edge of the green and put her firmly on the trail of MacLaren – at one point five under through six – as she wobbled a little on the way home.MacLaren (lead picture) proved her undoubted class, though, to retain top spot and take the title.It was a strong show all round from both members of the Fuller family.With mum Oshi on the bag, the younger of the two sisters, Annabell, fired off three birdies in her round of 73.Birdies at the fourth, sixth and 13th holes allowed the freshman from the University of Florida (pictured above) to claim a top ten finish and outscore her professional playing partners Becky Brewerton and Charlotte Thompson.Caley McGinty – like Annabell a member of the England women’s overseas squad for 2020 – got off to a nervous start, but soon settled down in the company of multiple winner on tour and Solheim Cup star Bronte Law.Birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th holes helped McGinty (pictured above) come home in 34 for a round of 76.A late addition to the field, Rebecca Earl was playing in her home county of Hertfordshire.The 2019 English Women’s Open Stroke Play champion (seen below) posted a round of 86.Once again, the amateurs in the field showed they were not afraid to go head-to-head with their professional counterparts and can take great heart from the day as the series rolls on.Last week Mimi Rhodes finished in a tie for seventh with Lottie Woad (T26) and Louise Burke (T33) also proving their ability on the bigger stage.England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate have sponsored the events as women’s golf makes a competitive return.The next championship will be played on Thursday, 2 July at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Tags: Annabell Fuller, Caley McGinty, Meghan MacLaren, Rebecca Earl, Rose Ladies Series, Samantha Fuller 25 Jun 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Fuller pushes winner MacLaren all the way last_img read more

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at Hume Elementary

first_imgPhelan is being joined by members of the Bombers High School Senior Boy’s squad.The camp is open to girls and boys from ages 8-12.Cost is $5 per session, which runs until 6:15 p.m.Shorts and indoor running shoes are a must.For more information contact Phelan at 250-777-3318 or email at jeremy.phelan@steerenvironmental.comThe Bombers are defending Kootenay Zone Champions. The L.V. Rogers Bombers have yet to start the upcoming High School Basketball campaign, but already the squad is turning in a winning performance after announcing the club has secured gym time to host a drop-in basketball camp for ages 8-12 beginning Wednesday (October 21) at Hume Elementary.”We want kids to come have some fun, learn some basketball skills and meet the Bombers,” said LVR head coach Jeremy Phelan.The camp is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hume Elementary Gymnasium, running every week until December 16.last_img read more

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Big bucks for stretchers

first_imgLOCAL High schools wishing to purchase stretchers as part of their medical equipment for football matches could be called on to fork out as much as $70,000 plus tax. The two types of stretchers used are the wheeled (gurney, trolley, bed or cart) or the basic cot that must be carried by two or more people. The issue of having stretchers as part of schools’ medical equipment at matches was thrown into the spotlight on Tuesday, when Dominic James, captain of St George’s College, collapsed during a Manning Cup match against Excelsior High at the Stadium East field. The player was lifted off the field by four men. The 18-year-old, who would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Monday, was seen by medical staff from the school then transported to the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he died. Checks done by The Gleaner yesterday revealed that the best stretchers are not available in bulk locally, and it could take up to six weeks to get supplies from overseas. Jamaica Hospital Supplies, which sells health care equipment and supplies for hospitals in the Corporate Area, said the demand for stretchers went up after James’ sudden death. The manual stretchers (cots) are the length-wise fold type and could cost up to $63,100 plus tax. According to a senior employee, who wished to remain anonymous, they were down to just 10 stretchers. “There has been a spike in orders since yesterday,” the employee said, adding that schools were among the institutions rushing to place orders. Another Corporate Area-based firm, Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited, said they wouldn’t have a vast quantity of stretchers in stock, but once schools submit an order, they could source the equipment. Managing Director Mertis Boothe said if a school needed a stretcher, the institution would be asked to decide on the type it would need. “We would have to bring them in as they are not manufactured in Jamaica,” Boothe said. SPIKE IN DEMANDlast_img read more

Mauritanian Father May Return to Jail

first_imgMore than two months after Mohammed Sedee Falee, the Mauritanian who was temporarily released from a 10-year prison sentence for having brought back three of his biological children who he was found guilty of kidnapping in his native-land, could likely go back to jail.This time, he will go to jail for refusing to underwrite the medical expenses and feeding of the children.To make sure that he takes full responsibility of his children, the lawyers who fought a legal battle to have Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court ‘A’ to harshly punish Falee, have already written to the court.The legal counsel is also asking requisite government institutions, donor agencies and humanitarians to come to the aid of the kids, who are experiencing serious medical problems.In their letter, a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, the lawyers said since the children arrived in the country, and the subsequent court decision, Falee and his Mauritanian family have abandoned the children, thus leaving their upkeep with their mother, ex-wife Jamiah Sillah.Jamiah was the one who accused her ex-husband of being responsible for the disappearance of Mr. Falee and the children in Mauritania in 2009.It was through her effort that Sierra Leonean police officers arrested Falee and subsequently surrendered him to their Liberian counterparts for prosecution.It also took the intervention of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, and the Consul General of Mauritania, accredited near Monrovia to convince Falee to return the kids, despite threat from the court to jail him.In that letter under the signature of Atty. Swahilo Sesay, the lead counsel accused Falee’s lead team for being behind his resistance not to cater to the needs of the kids.“He’s only concerned about footing the legal bill of his counsel for which he had recently paid U$15,000 just before the children could arrive in the country for his subsequent release from prison on the ground of medical reason,” Sesay claimed in the letter.According to the letter, prior to Falee’s release from jail, he vowed never to provide any support as long as the children lived in Liberia, especially under the custody of their mother.“The condition of the kids continues to deteriorate and if prompt attention is not taken regarding their medical status and funds I fear that it might cause other major problems, which they would blame on their mother.“This is why I am bringing this issue to the attention of the court for the proper course of action regarding child support,” the lawyer said.The letter went on, “We have spent over US$1,000 to do their laboratory tests at International Poly Clinic and they are expected to return to the clinic in two weeks.”According to laboratory report the oldest child (female) 17, suffers from ulcer.The second child, 14, (a boy) suffers from urinary tract infection also result of mending cows.The third child, also a boy, 11, suffers from kidney complication.“With these situations,” the letter concluded, “we request Your Honor to intervene and have Falee brought back to this court to give money for his children’s feeding; clothing and medication.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lewandowski eyes more accolades with Aubameyang gone

first_imgThat leaves Lewandowski in pole-position to finish as the Bundesliga’s top-scorer for the third time having won the trophy in 2014 and 2016.Bayern face Mainz away on Saturday, holding a 16-point lead in the Bundesliga, and the Poland striker is on fire with 18 goals in 19 league games.With Aubameyang gone, Lewandowski is miles ahead of his nearest rival, Augsburg’s Iceland striker Alded Finnbogason, who has 11 goals.Bayern’s main injury concern as they chase a tenth straight win in all competitions is Lewandowski’s back-up Sandro Wagner, who limped out of training after turning his ankle.Mainz’ Yoshinori Muto celebrates after scoring a goal during their German first division Bundesliga match against Stuttgart, in Mainz, on January 20, 2018 © DPA/AFP/File / Thomas FreyMainz are just above the relegation places and have two wins in their last nine league games.However, their ex-Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler could return after recovering from a thigh injury he first suffered October.“We don’t have to talk about the quality of Bayern, they are outstanding in all positions,” said Mainz coach Sandro Schwarz.Bayern start a busy run of three games in eight days.They play second-division Paderborn away on Tuesday in the German Cup’s quarter-finals before hosting second-placed Schalke next Saturday, when Lewandowski could claim another record.He has scored in each of Bayern’s last ten home league games and can equal the Bundesliga record – set by current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes in 1972-73 – by netting against Schalke.“He won’t play at home next weekend – no, I’m just joking and, of course, I hope he scores against Schalke and adds to his run,” said Heynckes.– Tough test at Freiburg –Things remain tight in the group chasing Bayern.Only three points separate second-placed Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are seventh.Heiko Herrlich’s Leverkusen have a tough away match at Freiburg, who are unbeaten in their last eight league games.Freiburg, under head coach Christian Streich, have fared well against top six teams in recent weeks — drawing with Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund and beating RB Leipzig and their Schwarzwald Stadion is a tough place to win.Werder Bremen, third from bottom, are set to unveil new attacking midfielder Milot Rashica, who cost them 7.5 million euros from Dutch side Vitesse Arnheim, in their starting side against third-placed Schalke 04.“He is in the squad and a good option for the starting team,” said Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt.Also in January’s transfer window, RB Leipzig signed England Under-21 international Ademola Lookman, 20, on loan from Everton for the rest of the season.Leipzig, fifth, have just one win in their last seven league games.They are at Moenchengladbach in Saturday’s top game with Lookman and Brazilian Bernardo vying to start on the left.Lookman, a winger, has been signed as back up for Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg, who has been sidelined by a stomach muscle injury.Fixtures (all times 1430 GMT unless stated)Playing FridayCologne v Borussia Dortmund (1930)SaturdayHertha Berlin v Hoffenheim, Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke v Werder Bremen, Mainz v Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg v Stuttgart, Borussia Moenchengladbach v RB Leipzig (1730)SundayAugsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburg v Hanover 96 (1700)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores a goal during their German first division Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim, in Munich, on January 27, 2018 © AFP/File / Gunter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 2 – With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now at Arsenal, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is poised to earn more goal-scoring accolades in Germany.Aubameyang was the Bundesliga’s top-scorer last season with 31 goals — one more than Lewandowski — but Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund a club-record £56 million ($79.2m, 63.7m euros) for the Gabon striker on Wednesday.last_img read more

Tottenham join Arsenal and Liverpool in chase for Porto sensation

first_imgTottenham have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Porto star Jackson Martinez, according to reports in Spain.The striker has developed into one of Europe’s top marksmen in the past few years, netting 60 goals in 91 appearances over the last two seasons.The current campaign has seen Martinez continue his stunning form in front of goal, finding the net 12 times in just 16 games.It has led to both Arsenal and Liverpool enquiring after the 28-year-old’s services as they look to bolster their attacking options.However now, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Tottenham have joined their Premier League rivals in the race to sign Martinez.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen to sign a striker in January after Emmanuel Adebayor’s slow start to the season.The former Arsenal and Manchester City forward has managed just two goals in 10 appearances so far. Jackson Martinez 1last_img read more

THE YOUNG DONEGAL MAN BUILDING HOMES FOR REFUGEES IN AFRICA

first_imgOne of the nine families who now have a home thanks to Donegal man Tim Jackson.The first refugees to be helped by the “Homes From Donegal” building charity in Africa have moved into their new houses. The founder of the initiative is Ballybofey man Tim Jackson who expressed his thanks to all who had given to the cause, with nine houses being completed so far.He shared his plans to continue building for the refugees by holding a county-wide clothing collection to raise funds on Sunday 8th February. Tim said “When I visited the Central African Republic last year, it was devastating to hear stories from refugees about what they had suffered and of how many of their loved ones had been killed. Going home to Ireland, I decided that the least I could do was try to give them back the dignity of a home.”Tim JacksonHaving been displaced last year in a bloody war that swept the Central African Republic, one million refugees fled into make-shift camps and Church grounds for protection.Most have had to stay there despite a reprieve in the violence, as their homes and villages lie in waste after being destroyed by rebels.“We can give a family a new home for only €700, so hopefully there will be a big response on February 8th to the clothing collection. We are going to have collection points for the clothes around the whole county.”  THE YOUNG DONEGAL MAN BUILDING HOMES FOR REFUGEES IN AFRICA was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:AfricacharitydonegalhomesTim Jacksonlast_img read more

LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE!

first_imgStargazing LottieA Donegal company has come up with a unique first after it launched the first doll into space!The Stargazer Lottie Doll is the brainchild of Letterkenny-based company Arklu, which is based at the CoLab at the LYIT.The doll traveled to the International Space Station with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake. The Special Edition ‘Gold Collection’ ‘Stargazer’ Lottie doll is a collaboration with the European Space Agency, and winner of the space.com ‘Little Scientist’ Space Age Award at the New York Toy Fair 2015.Company employees, including co-founder Ian Harkin from Ballybofey, watched as the rocket containing Lottie took off today.Six year old Abigail is the star of a short video by female filmmaker Elena Rossini about the girl who has designed the first doll to go into space.Stargazer Lottie will visit the International Space Station along with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake in December 2015, travelling ahead on board Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus cargo spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Abigail’s idea for an astronomy themed doll to help other kids learn about space was the inspiration behind the Stargazer Lottie doll.During her time on board the ISS, Stargazer Lottie will fulfil her mission to get kids interested in space. Supplemental materials are available to download from the lottie.com website, including biographies of notable women in astronomy, and educational activities created by UNAWE, the global science educational outreach programme.The video shows Abigail at home with her brother and Mom Zoe in Comox, British Colombia, Canada, talking about her passion for space. Her words capture the specialness and magical wonder of childhood, and the importance of letting children be children, and enjoy their childhood, with unfettered hope and idealistic dreams for the future.Mom Zoe explains how she emailed Arklu, the co behind the award-winning Lottie line of dolls, to say that Abigail’s passion for all things space related had given her the idea for an astronomy themed doll. Her idea caught the attention of toyco Arklu who created the Stargazer Lottie doll, in collaboration with ESA, the European Space Agency, and with help from Dr. Karen Masters, a real life female astronomer at Portsmouth University. When previewed at the New York Toy Fair 2015, the doll won the prestigious space.com ‘Young Scientists’ award, who said “This doll was one of our favorite things at Toy Fair, hands down. The creator’s mission to get young girls interested in astronomy is laudable, and the doll itself is perfect for a young child first exploring the cosmos.”The Lottie doll line was launched in 2012 by Arklu cofounders Ian Harkin from Ballybofey and Lucie Follett, has won several industry awards on account of its innovative focus on being a doll with a realistic body shape and emphasis on activities that stimulate imaginative play. Lottie is now on sale in 30 countries.LIFT-OFF! DONEGAL COMPANY LAUNCHES FIRST DOLL INTO SPACE! was last modified: December 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:ARKLUdonegalIan HarkinStargazing Lottielast_img read more

Man who rammed Gardai twice on dangerous 20km drunken pursuit is jailed

first_imgA man who rammed a Garda patrol car twice and led officers on a chase of more than 20 kilometres across Donegal has been jailed for 8 months.Brendan McLaughlin began laughing, threw his hands in the air and then threw the keys to his car away when he was finally caught. McLaughlin, aged 26, appeared before Letterkenny District Court after the high-speed chase which started in Letterkenny and ended in Termon last night.The father of three, from Northern Ireland, was first spotted by Gardai at Gleneany House on the Port Road, sitting in his Vauxhall Corsa.When Gardai tried to stop him he sped off and almost knocked down a Garda.For the next half an hour, McLaughlin overtook cars and drove dangerously across Letterkenny, driving on the wrong side of the road and forced both drivers and pedestrians to jump ou of the way.He drove towards Newmills and then Churchill and initially lost gardai before he was spotted again.When Gardai caught up with him again, he pulled a handbrake in front of them before speeding off.On two occasions he struck the front of the Garda car causing damage to the bumper.He drove towards Churchill forcing a mother a daughter to jump into a ditch as he reached 80 kph on the village’s Main Street.He the sped towards Termon before Gardai using a stinger device left his wheels flat.He managed to pull into the carpark of the Glenveagh Inn where he pulled another handbrake turn and came to a stop.He jumped out of the car, threw the car keys in some bushes, began laughing and then threw his hands in the air before being arrested.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said when arrested he was very uncooperative and a sample eventually showed a reading of 52 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 microgrammes of breath.His solicitor, Mr Andrew McCarthy, told the court that his client did not even attempt to make any excuse for his behaviour.He admitted he had an issue with alcohol, having left school at 13 and although he had managed to abstain from alcohol for four moths since Christmas, he had relapsed.Judge Paul Kelly said McLaughlin was “incredibly lucky” that members of the public and the Gardai were not seriously hurt as a result of the pursuit.He fined him €250 and disqualified him from driving for 3 years for drink-driving and sentenced him to a total of eight months in prison for a number of sample charges of dangerous driving.Man who rammed Gardai twice on dangerous 20km drunken pursuit is jailed was last modified: June 15th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Brendan McLaughlindonegalletterkennypursuitlast_img read more