first_imgDonegal’s ability of front of goal propelled them through to the Ulster Under 21 Final tonight when they brushed aside Monaghan on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-5.Maxi Curran’s charges were accurate in front of goal tonight.There may have been floodlight failure at Healy Park in Omagh which led to a delay in this semi-final game.But it was ultimately four bright moments which saw Maxi Curran’s side see off Monaghan to book a place against Tyrone in the final. In difficult conditions for football, Donegal got the job done in a comfortable fashion compared to the last-gasp goal they needed from Ryan McHugh to beat Cavan at the quarter-final stage.Played in heavy underfoot conditions, goals from Jack O’Brien and Lorcan Connor saw Donegal go in 2-5 to 0-2 at the break with two late goals in the opening period.Monaghan grabbed a quick second-half goal thanks to Kevin Loughran.But Donegal took control again when Ciaran Thompson netted their third goal. Lorcan Connor hit his second goal and Donegal’s fourth of the night and that sealed a resounding 13-point success.Donegal scorers: Lorcan Connor 2-0, Ciaran Thompson 1-2, Jack O’Brien 1-0, Hugh McFadden 0-2 (0-1f), Eoin McHugh (0-1f), Dara McDaid, Willie Gillespie, Eamonn McGrath, Darach O’Connor – all one point each.GOALS SEE DONEGAL U21s REACH ANOTHER ULSTER FINAL was last modified: April 1st, 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:donegalMaxi CurranUlster Finallast_img read more

Compensation and Benefits Mobile App for Wounded Warriors

first_imgAre you struggling to understand the benefits that you as a wounded service member may be entitled to? Or are you a military family caregiver and need on-the-go financial information concerning your wounded loved one? If so, there’s an app for that!In November 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released the Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook–a smartphone application designed to provide service members and their families  with access to comprehensive information upon separation or retirement as a result of a serious (SI) or very serious (VSI) injury.The comprehensive information included in the mobile application covers topics of recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. The electronic version also includes information relating to medical care, DoD pay and allowances, disability compensation and benefits.The smartphone application also lists toll-free numbers for TRICARE regional contractors, behavioral healthcare providers and other TRICARE programs.Both the handbook and smartphone application were developed by the DoD, Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration.This free application is available for download on the App Store and the Google Play Store.last_img read more

The Affiliate Management Resource Initiative (AMRI)

first_imgThe program contains a wide range of resources to assist the affiliate to improve towards implementing ‘best practice’. The program is about improvement and provides an easy to use framework that will help to make continuous improvement a culture.The AMRI has been designed to assist local competitions, clubs and associations of all sizes and locations, evaluate and improve how they run their competitions. Templates and checklists help the affiliate to identify areas of strength and those requiring improvement. Affiliates move through the program at their own pace and the program enables them to pursue the areas that are of interest. The AMRI will comprise of 11 Modules, with each including a wide range of resources.Modules One, Three and Eight have so far been released, with the following documents included:Module One–       Survey Template–       Survey Monkey–       Post Competition Report Template–       Google Maps AnalysisModule Three–       Sportzware Central Installation and Set Up Instructions–       Tutorial Video URL List–       Sportzware User Manuals for:o    Sportzware Centralo    Sportzware Online Membershipo    Online Registrations and Payments.     Module Eight–       Module Eight Referee Management Overview–       Recruitment and Retention Overview–       Recruitment and Retention Guidelines–          Administration: 1.     Code of Ethics 2.     Referee Administration Guidelines3.     Referee Nomination Form Template4.     Referee Availability Template5.     Referee Details Template6.     Referee Sportzware Upload Template7.     Referee Payment Template8.     Statement by Supplier Form9.     Duty Refereeing Guidelines10.  Duty Refereeing Roster Template11.  Duty Refereeing Non-Compliance Letter Template12.  Duty Refereeing Feedback form–          Referee Coaching:1.     Referee Coaching Guidelines2.     Referee Coaching Break Point Assessment Form3.     Referee Mentoring Guidelines and Agreement Form4.     Referee Mentoring Guidelines and Agreement Form5.     Referee Competency Forms Badge Levels 1 to 6–          Referee Coordinator:1.     Position Description2.     Letter of Offer Template3.     Standard Work Instructions4.     Action Plan5.     Referee Allocation Guidelines6.     Protest Incident Report7.     Referee Coordinator/Director Progress Report TemplateModules One, Three and Eight can be found in the ‘Affiliate Secure Login Section’ of the Clubhouse section of the TFA website, and can be located by clicking on the following link:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=297#c974 To gain access to the Secure Login Section, please click on the link below:https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v5/regoform.cgi?aID=17526&formID=16255Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming AMRI modules.last_img read more

2 days agoReal Madrid keeper Courtois on 5-star performance: I never doubt myself

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid keeper Courtois on 5-star performance: I never doubt myselfby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was delighted with his performance for their Champions League defeat of Galatasaray.Real won 1-0 thanks to Toni Kroos’ goal, with Courtois making three exceptional saves.Courtois said, “Tonight’s was an important match, we had to win to get some breathing space in order to stay alive in the Champions League. It’s a stadium with a big atmosphere and they really get behind their team. We were in the match from the start, although they had two big chances at the beginning that I saved well. In the second half we controlled the match more, but we failed to kill the game off.”Everyone was really up for it and that’s the sort of intensity we have to produce in every game to win. We had chances that could have ended up in goals, we didn’t manage to score a second, but are happy to have got the win, although we need to improve on that. We’re going to keep on working and let’s hope we win more games.”He added: “I never doubt myself, but we know just what a club we’re at and I’m only interested in constructive criticism from my teammates and the coach. I’ll keep on training hard to keep performing to this standard.” last_img read more

Commentary Buzz about Ohio State basketball not the same

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is coming off arguably its biggest win of the season, taking down archrival Michigan, 56-53, but I still don’t care. OK, it’s not that I don’t care, but I just am not nearly as interested as I have been in previous years. Teams led by Jared Sullinger, Evan Turner and Greg Oden were the things my life revolved around. School, work, even relationships took a back seat to watching these teams play. Whatever the record, although they were typically fantastic, I would find the Buckeyes on television and shut out all else. But this season I have found it harder and harder to get really into OSU basketball games. Although the turnout at Woody’s for those students who couldn’t attend the Michigan game might tell you otherwise, there are many students who are dealing with the same indifference. The passion and pure unadulterated joy that came to campus last year after home victories against Duke and Indiana just has not been matched this season. But what is it that is keeping this talented team from garnering the following that previous Thad Matta-led squads have had? It is hard to pinpoint an exact reason as to what has changed from such a short time ago since there are so many factors contributing to the decline in interest. Potentially most clear of all is the inflated expectations this team has suffered from. Ranked No. 4 overall in the preseason AP poll, OSU hasn’t quite lived up to these lofty beginnings, dropping three games to some very talented teams in Duke and Illinois and at home against Kansas. But the drop-off from where they began to where they are now has been a rude awakening for fans who have become accustomed to a consistent top-10 team. Add the lack of new recruits this year, a perfect football season stealing the spotlight from basketball and what I am terming as the Jared Sullinger hangover, it is no wonder fans are showing a lack of enthusiasm this year. With the depth of the conference this year, every game is going to matter and home-court advantage will play into the Buckeyes’ chances at competing for the Big Ten Championship. The fans could by key down the stretch for OSU. Looking ahead, the Buckeyes will travel to Michigan State for another tough test against the Spartans Saturday at 6 p.m. before returning to Columbus to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. read more

Montserrat tourism grew by 29

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTourism numbers increased by 29 per cent for the first half of the year in Montserrat. The country which was tremendously upset by the 1995 volcano eruption is continuing to see renewed interest in the destination. Three thousand two hundred and five visitors took in the still breath-taking beauty of the British overseas territory from January to June. The Caribbean Tourism Organization statistics reveal that last year the tiny island near Antigua with a population of just over five thousand; had 7,310 tourists visit.last_img read more

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Tomorrow For The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgThe advisory is in effect from 6 a.m., to 6 p.m., on Thursday. Winds gusts as high as 25 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. The worst conditions fromblowing and drifting snow are expected to occur along the Homer Bluff. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Localized amounts up to 10  inches, especially along the Homer Bluff and near Anchor Point. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute on Thursday, on March 8. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit 511.alaska.gov.last_img read more

Reports TechCrunch FounderEditor Michael Arrington Out At AOL

first_imgAOL’s week-long TechCrunch saga has apparently ended (or has it?) with the firing of TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, according to Fortune. The recap: Reports surfaced last week that Arrington was launching a venture capital fund (“CrunchFund”), with an $8 million commitment from AOL. The news prompted a barrage of criticism, with some saying a journalistic enterprise shouldn’t be using its platform to seek investment opportunities, while others said it’s just an example of TechCrunch rewriting the rules and that the tech blog was never really a journalistic endeavor anyway (“Remember that TechCrunch started as VC @arrington’s blog to write about startups,” tweeted BuzzMachine founder Jeff Jarvis. ‘He returns to his roots.”). (In a tweet, Arrington says, “Fortune/CNN at least has the balls to say they want us dead. Other competitors just whine.”) Yesterday, Arrington himself threw down the gauntlet in a post (titled, ‘Editorial Independence’) demanding either editorial independence for TechCrunch or AOL sell the company back (AOL acquired TechCrunch last year for $30 million).”As of late last week TechCrunch no longer has editorial independence,” wrote Arrington. “Some argue that the circumstances demanded it. I disagree. Editorial independence was never supposed to be an easy thing for Aol to give us. But it was never meaningful if it shatters the first time it is put to the test. . .If AOL cannot accept either of these options, and no other creative solution can be found, I cannot be a part of TechCrunch going forward.”However, there’s uncertainty as to whether Arrington is even really gone, notes Fortune, and VentureBeat says that AOL has been “so wishy washy, there’s no telling what will happen now.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Thanks The Voters

first_imgDear Wilmington Community,I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to voters for re-electing me to the Wilmington School Committee at this past weekend’s Town Elections. I am humbled and honored by your trust in me, and am looking forward to serving my community and schools once again.I am committed in ensuring our schools continue to remain strong centers for student learning and achievement. As our community welcomes Dr. Glenn Brand into our District, I am looking forward in working collaboratively with him and the Board to ensure the work we do together continues to focus on this goal.I appreciate and thank families and residents, who have reached out to me during my campaign, not only with their concerns, but also with words of encouragement and support. I will continue to listen and be available to you, and promise that I will be objective in my decision making. I will continue to work diligently on your behalf to find solutions, so that all students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive and supportive environment.I would also like to extend many thanks to friends and residents, who were kind enough to have my signs on their lawns, took time out of their busy schedules to write letters of endorsements on my behalf, and came out this weekend to hold signs. I am sincerely grateful for your help and support!I would also like to thank my incredible husband, Joe, and my children, Conor and Erika, for allowing me to do this labor of love, and encouraging me throughout my campaign. Without their sacrifice and support, I couldn’t do what I do.It is easy to see why Wilmington is a great place to live! I am truly grateful to be a part of such a strong and caring community that not only supports one another, but the Town as a whole. I feel fortunate to be able to contribute in serving my community in my role on the School Committee and look forward to my third term on the board and working on behalf of our schools and families.Sincerely,MJ ByrnesWilmington School CommitteeLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE Q&A: Fennelly, Ragsdale & Byrnes Discuss What They Want To Accomplish In Year #1, How They’ll Be Responsive To ResidentsIn “Education”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee’s MJ Byrnes Asks For Your VoteIn “Education”CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Wilmington School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Announces Re-Election BidIn “Government”last_img read more

Stretch Of Yale Street Closer To Becoming Green Corridor

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Edel HowlinJonathan Smulian with the Houston Heights Association wants part of Yale Street be designated a “green corridor.”Some 500 trees line both sides of Yale Street in the Heights. They were planted by residents in 1987.“And with the street changing its character very quickly, we felt that we should try to get more protection for the trees which line the street,” said Jonathan Smulian with the Urban Forestry Committee of the Houston Heights Association.A couple of years ago, the group found a provision in the city’s code of ordinances that had never been used: It allows for the designation of a “green corridor,” where trees with 15 inches or more diameter may not be cut down without the approval of the city’s parks department and replacing them or paying a fee.The group collected signatures from commercial property owners along Yale between Sixth and 19th Street, a 1.6 mile stretch, to present to the city.Seventy-six percent were in favor of the designation, just enough to meet the “green corridor” criteria.On Wednesday, Smulian and other supporters spoke at a public hearing before City Council.Council member Karla Cisneros liked the idea. She said it could be the first of several green corridors in the city.“We also need to think about potential corridors that maybe don’t even have trees on them that would help us then link these thoroughfares and create this network through our city,” she said.Mayor Sylvester Turner seemed open to the idea but emphasized it has to come from the residents.“This is where the people in the community – people along the streets, the corridor – are asking us to do it and simply asking us to ratify something they already want,” he said.Turner said he will wait to present the Yale Street green corridor designation for a city council vote until two or three weeks from now to make sure more residents will have an opportunity to weigh in.The ordinance does not affect residential homeowners or trees on private commercial property behind a designated setback.Editor’s note: This story was updated with more information.  X Share 00:00 /01:48 Listenlast_img read more