Nominations for the Donegal Sports Star Awards will open on Monday the 24th of October.It is now time for sporting organisations across the county to begin preparing information on significant achievements by individuals and teams in 2016.Remember it’s only successes during 2016 that will be considered. The only exception is school sporting achievements which are judged over the academic year 2015-2016.Nominations for Donegal Sports Star Award to open at end of the month was last modified: October 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:boxingDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDGAAHURLINGRunningsoccer
Gaeltacht Láir 5K Fintown 02-06-12 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club 1 17.08 55 Dominic Bonner SM Finn Valley A.C.2 17.21 52 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A.C.3 17.54 42 Michael O’Donnell M40+ Individual4 18.09 29 Kieran O’Leary SM Individual 5 18.33 22 Eunan Doherty JM Individual6 18.50 49 Eoin Boyle SM Individual7 18.51 48 Seanie McDevitt SM Individual8 19.07 47 Shaun Paul Byrne M40+ Finn Valley A.C.9 19.34 8 Cathal Ellis SM Individual 10 19.42 6 Kevin Toner M60+ Letterkenny A.C.11 19.48 78 Martin Regan SM Individual12 19.51 38 Paddy Ward M50+ Individual13 19.59 77 Brendan McDyre SM Individual 14 20.02 79 Darragh Gallagher SM Individual15 20.04 45 Patrick McGlynn SM Individual16 20.51 7 Ciaran Brennan JM Individual17 21.01 36 Martin Anderson SM Finn Valley A.C.18 21.21 74 Colin Mooney SM Individual19 21.31 26 Barry McMonagle SM Individual20 21.39 81 Ethan O’Donnell JM Individual21 21.52 59 Declan Brennan M40+ Individual22 22.05 27 Johnny Ward M50+ Tír Chonaill AC23 22.33 69 Denis McGill SM Individual24 22.35 54 Declan McElwaine SM Individual25 22.38 41 James Doherty M50+ Individual26 22.41 44 Kieran Kelly M40+ Finn Valley A.C.27 23.04 39 Gloria Donaghy SW Finn Valley A.C.28 23.25 72 Emily Bonner SW Individual29 23.36 75 Nancy McNamee W40+ Finn Valley A.C.02 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club30 23.41 40 Brian Duffy SM Individual31 24.08 10 Marian Kerr SW Letterkenny A.C.32 24.12 83 Ciaran Quinn JM Individual33 24.22 73 Gerard Donerty JM Individual34 24.42 24 Ultan Doherty JM Individual35 24.44 53 Damien O’Maonaigh M40+ Individual36 24.49 15 Trevor Porter SM Individual37 24.57 50 Aaron Gallagher JM Individual38 25.41 5 Fiona Deasley SW Individual39 26.04 58 Donal McElwaine SM Individual40 26.10 53 Damien O’Maonaigh M40+ Individual41 26.10 3 Stacey Blake SW Individual42 26.15 76 Liam McDevitt JM Individual43 26.21 46 Marie McGlynn SW Individual44 26.24 57 Marie McColgan W40+ Individual45 26.27 63 Michael McKeown SM Individual46 26.37 62 Packie Bonner M40+ Individual47 27.07 51 Margaret McGlynn SW Individual48 27.27 2 Fiona Quinn SW Individual49 28.12 21 Padraig Boyle JM Individual50 28.21 80 Leona McGee SW Individual51 28.33 23 Margaret Doherty SW Individual52 29.03 67 Triona Coyle SW Individual53 29.10 60 Breid Marie Solon W40+ Individual54 29.11 61 Dympna Bonner W40+ Individual55 29.17 30 Grainne Duffin SW Individual56 29.39 210 Sophie Kelly SW Individual57 29.53 65 Michelle Greene W40+ Individual58 29.56 207 Charlie McKelvey SM Individual59 30.12 34 AnnMarie Gibbons SW Individual60 30.15 20 Edel Ellis JW Individual61 30.23 66 Sarah Mullis SW Individual62 30.30 43 Diane Byrne SW Individual02 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club63 30.36 64 Lorna O’Donnell W40+ Individual64 30.47 37 Carla Delaney SW Individual65 30.48 31 Marie McGill SW Individual66 30.51 9 Linda Kennedy SW Individual67 30.59 82 Owen McGlynn JM Individual68 30.59 56 Phil McGeehan JM Individual69 31.22 68 Colleen NíChathmhaoil SW Individual70 31.30 35 Marie McFadden SW Individual71 32.11 224 Declan Kerr JM Individual72 32.14 208 Grainne McMonagle SW Individual73 32.26 32 Bernie Brennan SW Individual74 32.29 230 Patrick McMonagle SM Individual75 33.18 19 Caitriona Boyle JW Individual76 33.49 70 Maura O’Donnell SW Individual77 33.49 71 Peter McGee M40+ Individual78 33.52 223 Kathleen O’Donnell SW Individual79 34.31 18 Carolyn McMonagle SW Individual80 34.34 219 Roisin Rose SW Individual81 34.54 28 Elisha Doherty JW Individual82 36.31 222 Dolores McMonagle SW Individual83 37.04 226 Zoe Campbell JW Individual84 37.05 225 Nabla Campbell SW Individual85 37.53 17 Lynn Porter SW Individual86 38.48 33 Irene McFadden SW Individual87 39.54 215 Ann McGill SW Individual88 41.21 206 Mary Gallagher SW Individual89 41.21 205 Imelda Gallagher SW Individual90 43.01 211 Patrichia McGeehan SW Individual91 43.21 13 Fiona Gallagher SW Individual92 44.57 209 Brenda McGeehan SW Individual93 45.48 204 Amy Gibbons JW Individual94 45.49 228 Grainne Quinn JW Individual95 45.49 227 Rebecca Wright JW Individual02 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club96 46.08 201 Rose Molloy SW Individual97 46.08 200 Shauna Molloy SW Individual98 46.37 214 Ann Brennan SW Individual99 47.12 11 Ann Quinn SW Individual100 47.12 12 Una Brennan SW Individual101 47.33 16 Grainne Porter SW Individual102 47.52 202 Siobhan McDaid JW Individual103 47.52 203 Edwina Rodgers JW Individual104 48.08 217 Conor McKeown JM Individual105 48.58 221 Pascal McGeehan SM Individual106 49.51 212 Jennifer O’Brien SW Individual107 49.51 216 Vicky Bonner JW Individual108 50.09 220 Catherine Deasley SW Individual109 50.09 218 Denise Rose SW Individual110 50.49 213 Claire McElwee W50+ Individual111 51.17 229 Kathleen Quinn JW Individual112 51.17 231 Mary Kells SW Individual113 54.44 232 Aoife NiBhoill SW Individual114 54.44 233 Evelyn Coll SW IndividualTotal Runners: 114ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE GAELTACHT LÁIR (FINTOWN) 5K was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 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:ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE GAELTACHT LÁIR (FINTOWN) 5K
“Based on these facts, the data in the 2005 Science paper cannot be some error from a simple mistake, but cannot be but seen as a deliberate fabrication to make it look like 11 stem-cell lines using results from just two,” the panel said. “There is no way but that Professor Hwang has been involved,” the university’s dean of research affairs, Roe Jung-hye, told a news conference. He said Hwang “somewhat admits to this.” However, Hwang maintained today that he had still created the technology to create patient-matched stem cells as he had claimed in the May article in Science. The investigating panel said DNA tests expected to be completed within a few days would confirm if the remaining two stem-cell lines it had found were actually successfully cloned from a patient. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk resigned today from his position as a university professor after his school said he had damaged the scientific community by fabricating the results of at least nine of 11 stem-cell lines he claimed to have created. “I sincerely apologize to the people for creating a shock and disappointment,” Hwang told reporters as he was leaving his office at the university. “As a symbol of apology, I step down as professor of Seoul National University.” Earlier today, a university panel of investigators said Hwang’s fabrication was a deliberate deception that has undermined the credibility of science. The university’s announcement of results so far in its investigation into Hwang’s work were the first confirmation of allegations that have cast a shadow over all of his purported breakthroughs in cloning and stem-cell technology. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “This kind of error is a grave act that damages the foundation of science,” the panel said. The South Korean government, which has strongly supported Hwang and had designated him the country’s first “top scientist,” said today it was “miserable” over the investigation’s findings. In a May paper published in the journal Science, Hwang claimed to have created 11 stem-cell lines matched to patients in an achievement that raised hopes of creating tailored therapies for hard-to-treat diseases. But one of his former collaborators last week said nine of the 11 cell lines were faked, prompting reviews by the journal and an expert panel at Seoul National University, where Hwang works as a professor. The panel said today that it found that “the laboratory data for 11 stem cell lines that were reported in the 2005 paper were all data made using two stem cell lines in total.” To create fake DNA results purporting to show a match, Hwang’s team split cells from one patient into two test tubes for the analysis – rather than actually match cloned cells to a patient’s original cells, the university said.
Last year at the ITA All-American Championship, Gillespie advanced to the second round of the qualifying draw after his 6-3, 6-2 first round win over North Florida’s Jefta Kecic. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake men’s tennis Vinny Gillespie will represent the Bulldogs in the main draw of the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championship on Thursday through Monday in Tulsa, Okla. ITA Men’s All-American Championships Draws The Bulldogs will use the next two weeks to prepare for the ITA Central Regional Championships on Oct. 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minn. Story Links Gillespie, who is ranked 52nd in the ITA Preseason Singles Ranking, is coming off a strong performance at the Oracle ITA Masters event a week and a half ago. He advanced to the second-round in singles and to the quarterfinal in the mixed doubles draw. Print Friendly Version
Arcata >> With all the talent on the Arcata High School girls basketball team it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Case in point: Tigers junior forward Kaylin Campbell, a solid starter that doesn’t put up the same eye-popping offensive numbers as some of her teammates. After Wednesday’s performance, nobody will overlook her again.Campbell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points in leading the Tigers to a 62-40 victory over the Del Norte Warriors on Wednesday, earning Arcata an impressive …
Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers threw the second no-hitter of his career in front of a crowd of 11,794 against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night at the Coliseum.Defensive plays by the A’s Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano saved the no-hit bid for Fiers. The A’s pitcher’s first no-hitter came in 2017 against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he was a member of the Houston Astros.
SA weather radar network South Africa is to spend R240-million on a new weather radar network, incorporating 12 new Doppler radars, that will yield better prediction of severe weather, wind and dust movement across South Africa and some of its neighbouring countries. At the completion of the project, South Africa will have a total of 18 weather radar systems. Sonjica said the new radar system will ensure complete coverage of neighbouring countries such as Lesotho and Swaziland. 31 March 2010 The new weather radar network, consisting of 12 Doppler weather radars, will play a vital role in enhancing adaptation tools and products, such as the Severe Weather Forecast project and the Flash Flood Guidance System, that minimise loss of life and damage to property. Source: BuaNews “[W]e must ensure that the Weather Service remains at the cutting edge of meteorological technological development,” Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said in Pretoria this week. The three-year project by the South African Weather Service to upgrade its radar systems – currently over 30 years old – will create a substantially improved weather observation network that meets contemporary needs. The new radars will complement the weather service’s existing infrastructure network of 1 400 automatic weather stations, automatic rainfall stations, a sophisticated lightning detection network, computer infrastructure, satellite receiving equipment and weather radars. Although useful, the existing radars lack Doppler capabilities. With the introduction of Doppler radars, the movement of storms can also be detected, providing better “now-casting” during severe storms. “The new system is world-class, superior to most of the systems used in other Western countries,” she said. “We cannot afford to be left out of the scientific progress that will assist our communities in the long term, especially with the major concerns of climate change now upon us.” The system can also predict the path of a storm and issue warnings to the people in its path. It will also detect wind movement in clear air, as well as movement of dust in the air.
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Ever since people in the Middle East started dying of a mysterious new infection last year, scientists have been trying to pinpoint the source of the outbreak. Now they may finally have found a clue in an unlikely population: retired racing camels.The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus has sickened 94 people so far and killed 46 of them. While some patients have clearly been infected by others, there are also cases who have been nowhere near a known patient. So scientists suspect that one or more animal species harbor the virus and are transmitting it to people.Like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), MERS belongs to the coronaviruses, a group of viruses thought to originate in bats. Indeed, researchers investigating the new pathogen have found a closely related virus in bats in South Africa, and they have been able to grow the MERS virus in various bat cell lines. But direct infection by bats is unlikely because humans have very little interaction with them. 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They also tried to get samples from countries that have had human MERS cases, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, says Marion Koopmans, an infectious disease researcher at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands and one of the authors of the paper. But none of those countries cooperated.To find out if the animals had been exposed to the MERS virus, the team screened the blood for antibodies against part of an important protein called spike on the viral surface. In order to ensure that the antibodies were specific to MERS, the scientists also tested the spike proteins of SARS and OC43, a human coronavirus closely resembling one circulating in cows, sheep, goats, and camels.As expected, several animals had antibodies against OC43 in their blood, and none carried antibodies against SARS. But 50 dromedary camels from Oman that were tested all had antibodies against the MERS virus, the scientists report today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (This link will be live after 6:30 pm U.S. Eastern time.) “There is something circulating in dromedary camels that looks very much like MERS coronavirus,” Koopmans says. The camels are all female retired racing camels used for breeding, but they belong to different owners in separate locations.”That’s a really important paper,” says coronavirus researcher Matthew Frieman of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. “The fact that 100% of the Omanian camels are positive means that the result is highly significant and likely very real.” Ian Lipkin, a virologist at Columbia University who’s also searching for MERS in animal samples, says that the paper provides “compelling evidence that camelids [a group that includes camels, llamas, and alpacas] may be implicated.” But the search for other hosts needs to continue, he adds.Countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates produce and consume large amounts of camel meat. The authors of the paper point out that huge numbers of camels are imported to the Middle East from African countries as well as from Australia, where the animals were introduced in the 19th century and which now has an estimated 1 million feral camels. (Australia started exporting camels to Saudi Arabia for meat production in 2002.) That raises the possibility that African or Australian bats harbor the virus and camels carried it to the Middle East.That hypothesis needs to be followed up by investigating importation routes, Koopmans says. One possibility would be to study blood samples of imported camels that are taken in some Middle Eastern countries. “Qatar has that kind of collection, I’m told,” Koopmans says. Such samples would be ideal material to find out whether the animals come to the Middle East already infected or only come into contact with the virus once there.More information is also needed on the exposure that infected people had to animals, Koopmans says. A MERS patient from Abu Dhabi who died in a hospital in Germany in March owned racing camels and reported that he had close contact with a sick camel before falling ill, but the affected Middle Eastern countries have shared little information about other patients. A paper about an H7N9 influenza outbreak in China in this week’s issue of BMJ is a good example of the epidemiological data needed, Koopmans says. “Where do they live? Where are the markets? What kind of exposure did they have? That is the kind of information we need to get from the MERS patients as well.”The researchers also found MERS antibodies in 15 of 105 camels from the Canary Islands. Their antibody levels were lower, however, and the finding should not be overinterpreted, Koopmans says. “It may be due to exposure long ago,” she says. Only three of the animals were imported—from Morocco, more than 18 years ago.The researchers didn’t try to isolate the actual virus from the samples, so they can’t be 100% sure the camels were infected with MERS. They had only blood serum available, which is not a good starting material, Koopmans says, and besides, once an animal has high levels of antibodies, “you don’t expect much luck in finding the virus.”But now researchers have a better idea of where to look. One possibility would be to find herds where only some of the animals have antibodies; within these groups, the ones that have not yet developed an immune defense may harbor the virus, Koopmans says. And scientists should also try to get stool or respiratory samples, Koopmans says—”though it may be a challenge to do a nose swab in a camel.”
Mesut Ozil returned to action after the World Cup for Arsenal as the North London club thrashed Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 in a pre-season friendly in Singapore.Ozil, who dramatically announced that he won’t play for Germany anymore citing “racism and disrespect” for his Turkish roots, scored the opening goal of the game for Arsenal. The German, who was supported and criticised alike for his announcement, looked calm and composed against a makeshift PSG side at the International Champions Cup.Arsenal fielded a relatively strong side with Ozil as their captain as coach Unai Emery looked to take control early against his former employers.Ozil did not need long to stamp his authority on the contest, side-footing past a stranded Gianluigi Buffon in the 13th minute after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had raced clear down the right and sent a pinpoint low cross into Ozil’s path.Welcome home, @MesutOzil1088It’s good to have you back with us #AFCTour2018 pic.twitter.com/NqA9BvBzcjArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 28, 2018The Gunners were utterly dominant and should have added to their tally, but Buffon showed the brilliance that earned him 176 caps for Italy, saving well to deny Alex Iwobi, Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan when they were all clean through on goal.The French champions offered little in a tepid first-half display, midfielder Azzedine Toufiqui twice curling shots wide of Bernd Leno’s right-hand post before the German keeper stood firm to block Timothy Weah’s powerful shot in the 34th minute.Christopher Nkunku produced PSG’s best moment of the half shortly before the break when the French midfielder jinked past three Arsenal defenders before sending a rising shot just over the Arsenal crossbar.advertisementPSG made a much stronger start to the second half and Nkunku soon tested replacement goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez with a stinging free kick from the edge of the penalty area that the Argentine parried clear with a diving punch.Nkunku was not to be denied from the penalty spot, however, sending Martinez the wrong way with a spot-kick awarded on the advice of the assistant referee after Weah had tumbled spectacularly following a clumsy Sead Kolasinac challenge.The 60th-minute strike was reward for PSG’s endeavour but they were only level for seven minutes as substitute Alexandre Lacazette scooped a sublime finish over Buffon from close range to re-establish Arsenal’s advantage.The Frenchman needed just three more minutes to double his personal tally when Buffon missed a punch as PSG scrambled to clear, leaving an unmarked Lacazette to make it 3-1 with a free header that bounced in off the post.Defender Rob Holding and striker Eddie Nketiah rounded out the scoring in the dying minutes as a rampant Arsenal more than made up for a disappointing penalty shootout defeat to Atletico Madrid in the tournament opener on Thursday.Great workout – that’s what it’s all aboutIt ends Arsenal 5-1 PSG #ICC2018 x #AFCTour2018 pic.twitter.com/kgNVDwqBioArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 28, 2018PSG, who will welcome back a raft of World Cup players next week, take on the Spanish Europa League winners in the final match of the event on Monday(With inputs from Reuters)