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About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

first_imgHomeFeaturedAbout 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals Oct. 24, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsAbout 15,000 strike at University of California hospitalsAssociated Press3 years agoapNewsUCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (File photo) About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said.The workers that included radiology technicians, respiratory therapists and pharmacy workers picketed the medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine and Davis. They rang bells, wore green-shirts and carried signed that said “End Outsourcing.”Another 24,000 other California union workers, ranging from truck drivers to gardeners and cooks, were striking in sympathy, said John de los Angeles, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299.Emergency rooms remained open at the hospitals but officials said the strike would still affect thousands of patients.The UC San Francisco hospital rescheduled more than 4,000 appointments at its medical center and two associated clinics and rescheduled 241 surgeries, including “pretty high-risk” gynecological and colorectal operations, said chief operating officer Sheila Antrum.Ten patients, including children, were sent to other hospitals, she said.The hospital had 500 temporary employee replacements on hand, including respiratory therapists, social workers, pharmacists and housekeepers, she said.“My focus here is that we get through everything with the usual great care we have,” she said.The union said some of its workers would keep working despite the strike to ensure patient safety, and it also has a “patient protection task force,” a group of emergency services staffers who are prepared to cross the picket lines if they are needed to work because of a medical crisis, de los Angeles said.Patient care workers have been without a contract since December. Talks and mediation efforts have stalled, and the university plans to impose new employment terms next month, de los Angeles said.The union wants the university to stop outsourcing low-wage work that it claims is fueling widening income, racial and gender gaps for workers at UC’s hospitals, clinics campuses and research facilities.The same issue prompted a three-day walkout by 53,000 UC workers last May, including custodians and cafeteria workers. Nurses and other medical workers walked out then in sympathy.“They’re destroying what were once career pathways to the middle-class for our state’s diverse population and are damaging the quality of service that we provide to students, patients, and everyday Californians,” Monica De Leon, vice president of AFSCME Local 3299’s Patient Care Technical Unit, said in a statement.A University of California statement said union leaders spread false information about outside service contracts and that the number of unionized patient care workers increased nearly 19 percent over the past five years while outsourcing contracts had stayed relatively flat.The employment deal to be implemented next month would grant 3-percent-a-year raises for the next 4 years for patient care and service staff, as well as offering a health plan at the same rates as other UC employees with similar salaries.The union, however, is demanding an “unrealistic and unreasonable” 8 percent annual wage increase that is nearly triple what other UC employees have received, UC Office of the President spokeswoman Claire Doan said in a statement.The statement accused union leaders of “throwing a tantrum … putting their agenda above the needs of patients, students and the public.”But de los Angeles, the union spokesman, said the new employment terms do nothing to deal with the threat of replacing union jobs with cheaper outside contractors who are ill-paid and lack benefits.“What good is a raise if our job is allowed to be outsourced tomorrow?” he said. Tags :apNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSmall plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuriesAmazon Books primed for Marina del ReyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more


Bok Women stepping up World Cup prep

first_img Posted in Springbok Women, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comWould You Like To Meet 40+ Singles Near Tsuen Wan?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ The Springbok Women shifted to a higher gear in their preparations for the 2021 World Cup with a training camp in Stellenbosch this week.The 2021 World Cup will be hosted in New Zealand from 18 September to 16 October and 24 players joined Springbok Women’s coach Stan Raubenheimer and his management team for the first stretch of a two-and-a-half-month training camp.Another 16 players in Raubenheimer’s wider training squad will join this group for two weeks in March, bringing the total complement of players to 40.The current group of players – which excludes a number of individuals who have full-time employment – gathered at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport on Monday and will remain together until Wednesday, 31 March, where their focus will be on conditioning and skills training. The Springbok Women will face England, France and debutantes Fiji in Pool C of the World Cup, which will play out in Auckland and Whangarei.The squad includes Springbok Women’s captain Nolusindiso Booi (lock), Babalwa Latsha (prop), 2019 Women’s Achiever of the Year Aseza Hele (No 8), Zenay Jordaan (flyhalf) and Tayla Kinsey (scrumhalf), among others – many of whom participated in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in 2019 in Brakpan, which served as the qualifier for the 2021 RWC.Four players – Booi, Kinsey, Jordaan and Asithandile Ntoyanto (prop) – are capped World Cup players.The new players in Raubenheimer’s squad are Sanelisiwe Charlie, Amahle Nyoba (both props), Catha Jacobs (utility forward), Monica Mazibukwana (front row) and Nadine Roos (wing).Jacobs and Roos, however, have had a taste of international rugby in the colours of the Springbok Women’s Sevens team.‘The World Cup kicks off in a little over eight months, so it is vital that we use every opportunity we receive to get into gear so that we can be as well prepared as possible when we depart for New Zealand,’ Raubenheimer said.‘This is the biggest stage the team will play on in seven years as we last participated in the 2014 RWC in France, and we are determined to be competitive and give a good account of ourselves.’Raubenheimer said he was pleased with the quality of the group of players he assembled.‘This squad includes a number of experienced players and leaders within the wider training group. It also features a few young players who will certainly benefit from the additional time with some of the more experienced campaigners from a rugby and team-bonding perspective.‘That said, we have by no means finalised our Rugby World Cup squad, so the door is open for players outside of this group to play their way into the squad that travels to New Zealand.’Springbok Women’s training squad (in alphabetical order):Nolusindiso Booi (Western Province, lock)Sanelisiwe Charlie (Eastern Province, prop)Lusanda Dumke (Border, flank)Maxine Engelbrecht (Griquas, prop)Lindelwa Gwala (KwaZulu-Natal, hooker)Aseza Hele (Boland, No 8)Catha Jacobs (Blue Bulls, utility forward)Zenay Jordaan (Eastern Province, flyhalf)Tayla Kinsey (KwaZulu-Natal, scrumhalf)Babalwa Latsha (Western Province, prop)Nomawethu Mabenge (Eastern Province, wing)Nompumelelo Mathe (KwaZulu-Natal, utility forward)Monica Mazibukwana (Eastern Province, hooker)Sinazo Mcatshulwa (Western Province, flank)Rights Mkhari (Blue Bulls, lock)Zintle Mpupha (Western Province, centre)Yonela Ngxingolo (Border, prop)Asithandile Ntoyanto (Border, prop)Amahle Nyoba (Eastern Province, prop)Nadine Roos (Boland, wing)Mathrin Simmers (Boland, scrumhalf)Sizophila Solontsi (KwaZulu-Natal, flank)Unam Tose (Border, scrumhalf)Eloise Webb (Boland, fullback)Photo: Gallo Images Springbok Women’s prop Babalwa Latsha ‘ ‘ ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘center_img ‘ 贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on January 15, 2021 Bok Women stepping up World Cup prep  132  6 From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more


College football brings Fenway Bowl to Red Sox’s iconic stadium beginning in 2020

first_imgThere are 40 postseason games scheduled for after the 2019 FBS regular season in the FCS, including the CFP National Championship. Three more bowls reportedly have been proposed, though not approved yet, for after the 2020 season.Fenway Sports Management is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting and the creation of “unique and memorable events and experiences,” according to its website.FSM is a part of a portfolio of properties that includes the Red Sox, Liverpool FC, regional sports net NESN and Roush Fenway Racing in NASCAR. College football is bringing a postseason bowl game to the Red Sox’s iconic ballpark in the form of the Fenway Bowl, Fenway Sports Management confirmed Monday (via MassLive.com).Teams from the ACC and American Athletic Conference will meet at the century-old baseball stadium beginning in 2020. Alabama star recruit Antonio Alfano reportedly enters transfer portal Feleipe Franks injury update: Florida quarterback likely out for year with dislocated anklecenter_img The ballpark, home to the Red Sox since 1912, has been the site of football games dating back to the early 1900s. Most recently, it served as the site of a Notre Dame-Boston College matchup in 2015 in the first football game at Fenway in almost a half-century as well as a three-game “Fenway Series” in 2017 featuring Brown vs. Dartmouth, Massachusetts vs. Maine and UConn vs. BC and “The Game” between Harvard and Yale last year.The ballpark also was home for a time to the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in the 1960s. Related Newslast_img read more


Barça’s Rafinha: I want to stay at Inter Milan

first_img Despite it being far from certain that Inter make next season’s Champions League (which would oblige them to sign him for 35 million euros,), Rafinha has no doubts about his future.  Inter, however, have still not said anything with regards to their option to buy.  Upd. at 13:33 12/04/2018 RELATED STORIES Proof of that is in how quickly he’s settled into the mechanisms of Luciano Spalletti and he has no plans on returning to Camp Nou.  Rafinha: “Quiero quedarme en el Inter” Sport.es Meanwhile, Rafinha was also asked about this season Champions League: “The favourites to win it? My brother, [Bayern Munich’s], Thiago.” CEST The secret pact in Barcelona’s deal for Rafinha with Inter Sources close to the club, though, say they will try to reduce the price they agreed with Barcelona earlier this year for Rafinha if they don’t make the top European competition.  IN SPORT.ES The option is obligatory if the team qualifies for the Champions League, which they are close to achieving.  Rafinha Alcantara left Barcelona on loan for Inter Milan in January. The midfielder’s adapted quickly to life in Italy and is enjoying his football again.  “I wanted to come to Inter from the very first moment and now I want to stay here,” Rafinha told Premium Sport, making his position clear.  CdS: Rafinha’s resentment towards Barcelonalast_img read more


Nelson’s Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

first_imgThat, however, is now in the past as Locke finally skied to his potential in Thunder Bay.“The Nationals sprint is always a great race as every racer in the field is extremely motivated, and people take more risks than usual to give themselves a shot at success,” Locke explained.“For me, the day went quite well. My shape was good, skis were fast and everything came together.”Locke said the heats were fast right from the quarterfinals, which was just what the doctor ordered for the skier who loves competing on hard surfaces.“I was able to ski tactically and conserve energy through the rounds, skiing only as fast as needed to move through,” Locke said.In the A-Final, Jess Cockney pushed the pace from the gun and attacked on the first hill to open up a gap at the front.Locke said he was confident in his speed in the last half of the race so I played the waiting game and held back in third.On the final, smaller climb, Locke made a move around the Norwegian skier to move into second and held that position until the finish.“My podium was the first Senior Men’s National Championships podium for BC since Black Jack’s George Grey retired in 2011,” Locke said.Senior National Team member and 2014 Olympian, Jesse Cockney won the race.Locke is currently in Sun Valley, Idaho for the US Super Tour Finals.Obviously looking to build on the success experienced in Thunder Bay.function DOMContentLoaded(browserID, tabId, isTop, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) { object.DOMContentLoaded(browserID, tabId, isTop, url);} };function Nav(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, isBool, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.Nav(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, isBool, url); };function NavigateComplete(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.NavigateComplete(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, url); }function Submit(browserID, tabID, target, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.Submit(browserID, tabID, target, url); }; For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.“I have been in good shape all winter, but some races just haven’t gone my way.”Locke, who was hampered by a cold at the recent Canada Winter Games in Prince George, did find a spot on the medal podium as he helped power Team BC to a bronze in the men’s cross country team race.However, the 21-year-old Nelsonite who started his skiing at the Nelson Nordic Club but now competes for Black Jack club in Rossland, finished 22nd in the 10-kilometer classic race and sixth in the men’s 1.5 km classic sprint.The result came on the heels of a crash landing in the final round at the World Championships trials.The bad luck left Locke off the Canadian National squad that competed at the U23 World Championships.last_img read more


Claregalway Hotel Ladies Club Championships begin this weekend

first_imgGroup 2Glinsk, St. James’ & Tuam/CortoonRound 1 fixtures: Glinsk vs St. James’; Tuam/Cortoon a byeRound 2 fixtures: Tuam/Cortoon vs Glinsk; St. James’ a byeRound 3 fixtures: St. James’ vs Tuam/Cortoon; Glinsk a bye Clonbur Won’t be able to field a team for the opening round fixture against Kilkerrin/Clonberne this weekend. Have conceded the points, but intend to field for their other two matches. Clonbur’s star turns include Mairead Seoighe, who came on for Galway in last Sunday’s Connacht final, and Lorna Joyce, a player who represented Galway with distinction for 16 years before retiring early this year. Caused a huge shock in last year’s Championship when they beat Corofin in a round-robin game and made the Senior Championship semi-final. Have lost Irish rugby player Mairead Coyne and her sister Noreen this year, both of whom are originally from the Grainne Mhaols club.Dunmore Will rely on two sets of sisters to progress from Group 1. Geraldine Conneally, captain of Galway last year, and her sister Sarah; and Barbara and Lucy Hannon are their key players. All four have played with Galway in recent years. Got to the semi-final in 2016 and their last final appearance came in 2010 when they lost to Corofin. First match against Glenamaddy/Williamstown will be key to deciding who comes out of the Group.Glenamaddy/Williamstown  On the crest of a wave from 2015, Glenamaddy/Williamstown’s meeting with Dunmore at the weekend is their first ever match in Senior Championship football. Recently winners of the Division 2 title, Glenamaddy/Williamstown won last year’s Intermediate county and Connacht titles, before being beaten by Milltown of Westmeath in the All-Ireland club semi-final. Current county players Johanna and Noelle Connolly and Megan Heneghan are their main players, along with Eilish Gannon, Niamh Fahy and county minor Caoimhe Keaveney.Kilkerrin/Clonberne Start as serious favourites to win a fourth county title in succession. Kilkerrin/Clonberne have also won the last two Connacht Senior Championship crowns, before being beaten in two All-Ireland semi-finals. Can call on county players such as Olivia Divilly, Lisa Gannon, Sarah Gormally, Louise and Nicola Ward and Aisling Costello. Annette Clarke is still going strong for her club, while Galway minor Siobhan Divilly, and Galway U16 players Ailish Morrissey and Chloe Miskell are all brilliant youngsters. The top two teams in the respective groups in all the Championships will make it into the semi-finals. There will be three rounds of group fixtures, before the latter stages begin. The Championship semi-finals are fixed for the weekend of September 2nd – 4th , while the finals are down to be played the weekend after. This could all change however, depending on how Galway fare out in the All-Ireland Championship series. Intermediate ChampionshipGroup 1Barna, Caherlistrane, Moycullen & St. Brendan’sRound 1 fixtures: Caherlistrane vs Barna; St. Brendan’s vs MoycullenRound 2 fixtures: Barna vs St. Brendan’s; Moycullen vs CaherlistraneRound 3 fixtures: Barna vs Moycullen; St. Brendan’s vs Caherlistrane Junior B ChampionshipGroup 1Ballinasloe, Kilkerrin/Clonberne B, Monivea/Abbey & Salthill/KnocknacarraRound 1 fixtures: Ballinasloe vs Monivea/Abbey; Salthill/Knocknacarra vs Kilkerrin/Clonberne BRound 2 fixtures: Kilkerrin/Clonberne B vs Ballinasloe; Monivea/Abbey vs Salthill/KnocknacarraRound 3 fixtures: Monivea/Abbey vs Kilkerrin/Clonberne B; Salthill/Knocknacarra vs Ballinasloe Senior ChampionshipGroup 1Clonbur, Dunmore, Glenamaddy/Williamstown & Kilkerrin/ClonberneRound 1 fixtures: Glenamaddy/Williamstown vs Dunmore; Kilkerrin/Clonberne vs Clonbur (points to be given to Kilkerrin/Clonberne)Round 2 fixtures: Dunmore vs Kilkerrin/Clonberne; Clonbur vs Glenamaddy/WilliamstownRound 3 fixtures: Clonbur vs Dunmore; Glenamaddy/Williamstown vs Kilkerrin/Clonberne Kilkerrin/Clonberne will be many people’s favourites to pick up a fourth Senior county title in as many years this autumn. Their main challengers include Claregalway and Corofin. In Intermediate, Annaghdown, Milltown, Moycullen (2015 Connacht Junior Champs) and St. Brendan’s will all fancy their chances. Barna Were beaten in the Division 3 League final a couple of weeks ago by St. James’ in the Prairie. They drew with Caherlistrane, their opening round opponents this weekend, when the two met in the League.Caherlistrane Gillian O’Connor was introduced at half-time in the Connacht final at the weekend, and remains her club’s star turn. Caherlistrane had a poor League campaign in Division 3 this year, but are always a good Championship outfit.Moycullen First round game with St. Brendan’s is very important for a club playing their first ever Intermediate Championship match this weekend. Won the county and Connacht junior cups in 2015. Katie Carter, daughter to Galway senior selector Jimmy Carter, was part of the Connacht final squad last weekend. County minor captain Aine McDonagh is an outstanding player, and Moycullen also have county minors in the form of Ailbhe Davoren and Laura Corcoran.St. Brendan’s A traditional powerhouse of Galway football who have produced players like Gillian Joyce and Rebecca McPhilbin in the past, they have been regarded down from Senior for 2016. They won a county Senior title as recently as 2011. Between 1997 and 2002, they won three National Féile titles and one All-Ireland Intermediate club title. still have a core group of players capable of making a big impact at this level such as Nora Ward and Ellen Muldoon. Group 2Caltra Cuans, Corofin & ClaregalwayRound 1 fixtures: Caltra Cuans vs Corofin; Claregalway a byeRound 2 fixtures: Corofin vs Claregalway; Caltra Cuans a byeRound 3 fixtures: Claregalway vs Caltra Cuans; Corofin a bye Caltra Cuans Winners of a Junior All-Ireland club title in 2011, Caltra Cuans are not a team to be underestimated. Galway camogie star Niamh Kilkenny is a fantastic footballer who plays in the green of Caltra Cuans, along with her sister Orla. Aoife Ní Cheallaigh and Emma Reaney are two very promising young players who have been involved with the Galway senior panel this year. First match against Corofin is crucial for both teams, and Caltra Cuans won by a point when they met in Division 1 of this year’s League.Corofin Tracey Leonard is not just a huge loss to her county, but also to her club Corofin. More responsibility falls on the likes of her cousin Roisin, Patricia Gleeson, Tina Hughes and Aine Seoighe (part of the Galway panel in 2015) to show leadership. Corofin lost out to Kilkerrin/Clonberne in both the 2013 and 2014 finals, but beat them in last year’s Division 1 League final. Have a couple of very good county minors players in Leanne Coen and Chelsey Blade, and cannot be underestimated.Claregalway Won an Intermediate club All-Ireland title in 2013, and the nucleus of that side are still going strong. Lost out to Kilkerrin/Clonberne in last year’s county final and in the recent Division 1 League final, but are seen by many as their biggest challengers this year. Have some excellent young players in Megan Glynn, Deirdre Brennan, Fabienne and Charlotte Cooney and Siobhan Gavin, all of whom are part of Willie Ward’s senior panel. Have a bye in the first round of games. Group 2Claregalway B, Micheal Breathnachs, St. Fursey’s & St. Mary’sRound 1 fixtures: Claregalway B vs St. Fursey’s; St. Mary’s vs BreathnachsRound 2 fixtures: Breathnachs vs Claregalway B; St. Fursey’s vs St. Mary’sRound 3 fixtures: Breathnachs vs St. Fursey’s; Claregalway B vs St. Mary’s Group 2Annaghdown, Killanin, Menlough/Skehana & MilltownRound 1 fixtures: Annaghdown vs Milltown; Menough/Skehana vs KillaninRound 2 fixtures: Killanin vs Annaghdown; Milltown vs Menlough/SkehanaRound 3 fixtures: Menlough/Skehana vs Annaghdown; Milltown vs Killanin Annaghdown Won a Connacht Junior title in 2012. Sisters Nicola and Jemma Burke are part of the county panel, as is Chloe Crowe. Niamh Duggan has also represented Galway finely over the years, winning All-Irelands at minor and senior level. Lost year’s Intermediate Championship final to Glenamaddy/Williamstown, but will fancy their chances this year.Killanin Being without Sinead Burke is a massive loss to the club. Finished bottom of Division 2 in the League this year and were relegated to Division 3 subsequently. Need a good start against Menlough/Skehana this weekend. Have county minor players in the form of Caoimhe Walsh and Sheena Heffernan.Menlough/Skehana Won the Intermediate B Championship in 2015, but lost the Division 4 League final to Kilkerrin/Clonberne’s second team recently. Have a few excellent U16 players in the shape of Niamh Coleman (who captained the Galway U16s this year), Kate Screene and Rachel Dowd.Milltown Came up to Intermediate in 2007 but have yet to make the step up to Senior football. Shauna Hynes has been brilliant for Galway in her first season. Herself, her sister Aisling, Claire Hehir, Marian Hernon and Marie Brennan are their main players, along with Aoibheann Daly who retired from the inter-county scene last year. Will fancy their chances, but have a key opening fixture against Annaghdown. Junior C ChampionshipGroup 1An Cheathrú Rua, Caltra Cuans B, Naomh Mhuire & St. Gabriel’sRound 1 fixtures: Caltra Cuans B vs An Cheathrú Rua; Naomh Mhuire vs St. Gabriel’sRound 2 fixtures: An Cheathrú Rua vs Naomh Mhuire; St. Gabriel’s vs Caltra Cuans BRound 3 fixtures: Caltra Cuans B vs Naomh Mhuire; St. Gabriel’s vs An Cheathrú Rua Junior A ChampionshipGroup 1Grainne Mhaols, Leitir Móir & Mountbellew/MoyloughRound 1 fixtures: Grainne Mhaols vs Mountbellw/Moylough; Leitir Móir a byeRound 2 fixtures: Leitir Móir vs Grainne Mhaols; Mountbellew/Moylough a byeRound 3 fixtures: Mountbellew/Moylough vs Leitir Móir; Grainne Mhaols a bye Following hot on the heels of Galway’s defeat to Mayo in last Sunday’s Connacht final, the club Championships are set to get underway this weekend in Senior, Intermediate, Juniors A, B & C. Group 2Carna/Caiseal, Gael na nGaillimhe, Kilconly & St. Michael’sRound 1 fixtures: Gael na nGaillimhe vs Carna/Caiseal; St. Michael’s vs KilconlyRound 2 fixtures: Carna/Caiseal vs St. Michael’s; Kilconly vs Gael na nGaillimheRound 3 fixtures:  Gael na nGaillimhe vs St. Michael’s; Kilconly vs Carna/Caisealprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Galway sides continue on the Road to Aviva in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgSalthill Devon FC v Colga FCMaree Oranmore FC v Athenry FCMervue Utd v West Coast UtdLoughrea Rams FC v Galway HibsEast Utd v Kiltullagh Pioneers FCNUI Galway v West UtdGames to be played the weekend of 22nd October 2016 The third round of the FAI Junior Cup continues on the 22nd October as clubs from all over the country continue on the #RoadToAviva in Europe’s largest amateur football competition. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email #RoadToAvivaAviva’s Sponsorship Commitments – FAI Junior Cup 2016 / 2017Final to be held in the Aviva Stadium for the 5th consecutive year.Matches from Round 3 onwards to be filmed for national TV / Online broadcast.Every game from the Quarter Finals onwards to be filmed for national TV & Online broadcast.Aviva Performance of the Round Award for the best performance of a team in every round from Round 3 onwards.Aviva’s “Put Your Name On It” campaign open to all clubs with the opportunity to get awarded Junior Cup improvement incentives including High Performance Training Sessions, Training and Match Video Analysis, new training equipment and first team kit. A general view of the FAI Junior Cup. This is Aviva’s 5th year sponsoring the FAI Junior Cup, the largest amateur football competition in Europe with over 600 teams beginning on the #RoadToAviva this weekend. Aviva’s sponsorship ensures the Final will be played at the Aviva Stadium next May while they have also launched the “Put Your Name on It” campaign which encourages clubs to put their name on the competition in different ways to be in with a chance to secure unique prizes for their clubs including High Performance Training Sessions and Training & Match Video Analysis. For more information log on to www.aviva.ie/faijuniorcup #RoadToAviva. Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfilecenter_img Aviva officially launched their sponsorship of this year’s FAI Junior Cup with Ambassador Kevin Kilbane and this season promises to be even better for every club involved with Aviva increasing their commitment to the competition including additional TV coverage.  Aviva want each club to leave their mark on this season’s competition by launching the “Put Your Name On It” campaign.This allows every club that has entered the FAI Junior Cup the chance to be awarded unique prizes such as High Performance Training Sessions, Training Equipment, Training & Match Video Analysis and New Team Kits.It will also encourage teams to Put Their Name on the competition with their performances, as an Aviva Performance of the Round award is being introduced given to the best performance from Round Three onwards.For more information on Aviva’s sponsorship of the FAI Junior Cup and the “Put Your Name on It” campaign, log on to www.aviva.ie/faijuniorcup To view the new Aviva Put Your Name On It Video click – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOJpUfUmK3g&t=8sKevin Kilbane, Aviva’s FAI Junior Cup Ambassador, said; “This promises to be the most exciting season yet for the FAI Junior Cup, particularly with the new elements that Aviva are adding in for teams and it should see the competition get even more exposure right from the start through to the Final in the Aviva Stadium.  Every team playing this weekend can dare to dream about walking out here next May and that’s something special.”Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “We are delighted to be sponsoring the FAI Junior Cup for the fifth year.  Year on year this competition has gotten bigger and better and to be able to continue to provide the Aviva Stadium as a venue to host the Final is something we are honoured to be able to do to give these 600 clubs the dream of playing in the home of Irish football.  We are also bringing in a range of new prizes and incentives for clubs to Put Their Name On It and make their mark on this year’s tournament and increasing our TV coverage to heighten the exposure that these clubs deserve.”       Galway Region – Round 3last_img read more


NHL Preview: Galway And Waterford Prepare To Do Battle Again

first_imgALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1: GROUP A: GALWAY AND WATERFORD CONTINUE BUSY RIVALRY Galway v Waterford has alsobeen a very busy rivalry too– in fact they met twice in 2017 and 2019, with twowins apiece. Galway won both in 2017(Allianz League Division 1 quarter-final and All-Ireland final) while Waterfordbeat the Tribesmen twice last season (1-18 to 2-13 Division 1B and 1-18 to 0-19in the semi-final). Waterford, Limerick and Corkare all on four points in this group, with the first two having played a gamefewer than Kieran Kingston’s men. Galway are on two points.Cork v Limerick has providedfour fascinating contests since summer 2018, resulting in two wins for theRebels, one for John Kiely’s men, and one draw.  Cork won twice last year (2-21to 1-21 in the Allianz League, 1-26 to 1-19 in the Munster championship). Limerick won the 2018All-Ireland semi-final by 3-32 to 2-31 after extra-time; earlier on the Munster‘round robin’ clash ended level – Cork 1-25 to 0-28.Both counties are currently onfour points in this group, but Limerick have played one match less after theirclash with Waterford was called off last Sunday.Tipperary (two games) andWestmeath (three games) are both seeking their first points in this year’sLeague. The last competitive clash between the counties was in 2017 whenTipperary won an All-Ireland qualifier by nine points in Semple Stadium.Feb 23rd (2.0): Cork v Limerick, Pairc Ui Chaoimh; Waterford v Galway, Walsh Park; Tipperary v Westmeath, Nenagh.ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1: GROUP B: BANNER FLYING HIGHPlayed 3, Won 3; no goalsconceded; points difference +27. That’s the impressive start Clare have madeunder new manager, Brian Lohan. Next up is a big challenge against Kilkenny,who had their unbeaten run ended by Wexford last Sunday.Clare are seeking a thirdsuccessive Allianz League victory over Kilkenny, having won by point last yearand by three points in 2018. Wexford (4pts) return to CrokePark for the first time since losing to Tipperary in last year’s All-Irelandsemi-final to take on Dublin, who are also on four points.Dublin and Wexford clashed inthe Leinster championship over the last two seasons, with Wexford winning in2018 (0-22 to 2-14) while last year’s tie was drawn (Dublin 1-22 Wexford 2-19).Laois and Carlow have bothlost their opening three Allianz League games, leaving them in relegationterritory ahead of their meeting in Portlaoise on Saturday (bottom of Group Awill play bottom of Group B to decide who drops down to 2A). Carlow and Laois drew in lastyear’s League. Carlow are by far the lowest scorers in Division 1, havingscored a total of 0-32 in three games.Feb 22nd: Dublin v Wexford, Croke Park, 5.0; Laois v Carlow, O’Moore Park, 7.0; Sunday: Feb 23rd: Kilkenny v Clare, Nowlan Park, 2.0print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Southland Volleyball Begins 33rd Season Friday

first_imgSouthland Volleyball Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference starts its 33rd season of volleyball Friday with all 13 teams in action. Two-time defending conference champion Central Arkansas travels to Eugene, Ore., to take on Illinois State at 6:30 p.m. CT in the University of Oregon Tournament. Northwestern State, last year’s regular-season and conference tournament runner-up, plays at North Texas at 7 p.m. as part of the North Texas Invitational. All 13 teams will be competing in at least three matches this weekend, with two teams hosting tournaments as Houston Baptist hosts the Husky Classic and Sam Houston hosts the Sam Houston Invitational. Other Friday matches include:·         Lamar vs. Texas State, 10 a.m.·         McNeese State vs. Stetson, 10 a.m.·         Southeastern Louisiana at UAB, 10 a.m.·         Louisiana-Monroe at Sam Houston State, 11 a.m.·         New Orleans at Texas Southern, 1 p.m.·         Southeastern Louisiana vs. Michigan State, 2 p.m.·         Stephen F. Austin vs. Michigan, 4 p.m.·         Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Portland, 4:30 p.m.·         Nicholls vs. Alabama A&M, 5 p.m.·         Lamar at Houston, 6 p.m.·         Mississippi State at Sam Houston State, 6:30 p.m.·         Abilene Christian at Baylor, 7 p.m.·         Northern Arizona at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m.·         UIW at Texas-Arlington, 7 p.m.·         McNeese State at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. Central Arkansas Falls to Purdue in NCAA TournamentFor the second consecutive season, Central Arkansas saw its volleyball program’s wildly successful season come to a close in the first round of NCAA Tournament, falling to perennial power Purdue in three sets. The loss brought an end to another championship season for the Sugar Bears who made their second consecutive NCAA Tournament after winning 22 straight matches, including 21 straight against conference foes. After becoming the first Southland program to win back-to-back regular season and tournament championships since 1990, Central Arkansas was knocked out of the national championship tournament by a Purdue team that reached the second round of the NCAAs for four straight years and nine of the last 11. 2013 Season Recap…Central Arkansas Claims Second Consecutive Regular-Season CrownThe Sugar Bears finished the 2013 regular season with a perfect league record (18-0) and captured their second consecutive regular-season title. Finishing with an overall record of 26-3, the Sugar Bears rode a 19-match win streak into the postseason. Central Arkansas became the fifth team since 2000 to finish the regular season undefeated in conference play. Conference Championship Carried Exclusively on ESPN3The 2014 conference tournament will be held Nov. 21-23 at Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La. The championship match will be carried exclusively on ESPN3. In addition, quarterfinal and semifinal games of the tournament will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available at southland.org and on the league’s Apple and Android mobile and tablet apps. Central Arkansas Picked as 2014 FavoriteTwo-time defending regular-season and conference tournament champion Central Arkansas has been picked to win the 2014 Southland Conference regular-season championship in polls conducted by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. The Sugar Bears claimed their second consecutive regular-season title last year and fourth in the past five years, going 29-4 overall and 18-0 within conference play. UCA captured its second conference tournament championship, returning to the NCAA tournament for only the second time in school history. The Sugar Bears own a 59-9 cumulative record over the past two seasons, which is the second most wins of any NCAA Division I volleyball program over the last two years. UCA received eight first-place votes from the coaches and 10 first-place nods from the SIDs to earn a total of 140 points in both the coaches’ poll and the SID poll. The Sugar Bears Defeat Northwestern State in Tournament Title GameNo. 1 seed Central Arkansas earn­­­­ed its second consecutive tournament championship and b­­­­­­id to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament after it held off No. 2 seed Northwestern State in five set. For the first time all season, Central Arkansas lost two sets to a conference opponent as the Lady Demons took the second set and a 2-0 lead in the match. However, the Sugar Bears battled back in the third and pushed the match to five sets, clinching the match and tournament title by three points in the final set (15-12). 13 Opponents from 2013 NCAA TournamentThirteen opponents for eight Southland programs were a part of the 64 teams that participated in last season’s NCAA tournament. Among these 13 foes are Florida State, Michigan State and Kansas who all reached the third round of the tournament. Five of these opponents do not appear on the preseason top-25 poll and did not receive votes, these matchups are listed below.·         Aug. 29 – Lamar vs. Texas State, 10 a.m.·         Aug. 30 – Stephen F. Austin at Arkansas, 11 a.m.·         Sept. 6 – Abilene Christian at Texas State, 2 p.m.·         Sept. 6 – Southeastern Louisiana vs. Hampton, 4 p.m.·         Sept. 12 – UIW vs. Texas State, 10 a.m.·         Sept. 19 – Stephen F. Austin vs. Louisville, 12:30 p.m.·         Sept. 22 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. Three Returning All-Conference Selections Highlight Preseason First TeamSam Houston State senior Deveney Wells-Gibson, Northwestern State senior Keelie Arneson and Central Arkansas junior Heather Schnars highlight the list of 18 volleyball players on the 2014 All-Southland Conference preseason volleyball teams. Wells-Gibson, an outside hitter from San Antonio, Texas, led the conference in kills (457) and ranked sixth in the nation in kills per set (4.71). Arneson, a senior from Tomball, Texas, led the conference in overall digs (712) and finished the season fourth in the nation in digs per set (5.70). Schnars, a junior outside hitter from Downey, Calif., finished first in the conference in service aces (54), third in kills (383), fourth in kills per set (3.51), 11th in hitting percentage (.269) and was ninth in the nation in aces per set (.50). Northwestern State led all teams with five selections, including three first-team honorees. Central Arkansas placed four players on the teams, including three first-team honorees, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had three selections with two first-team honorees. Stephen F. Austin had two first-team selections while Sam Houston State and McNeese State each placed one on the first team. Houston Baptist and Lamar each had one second-team honoree. Southland Faces Four AVCA Ranked Teams Eight Southland programs will face four teams that appear on the American Volleyball Coaches Association top-25 preseason poll and six that received votes. Central Arkansas is scheduled against 13th-ranked Florida State, Northwestern State against No. 15 Missouri, Southeastern Louisiana against No. 16 Michigan State and Sam Houston State against No. 22 Kansas. Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Lamar and Houston Baptist will take on four teams who received votes in the preseason poll.·         Aug. 29 – Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 16 Michigan State, 2 p.m.·         Aug. 29 – Stephen F. Austin vs. Michigan, 4 p.m.·         Aug. 30 – Central Arkansas at Oregon, 11 a.m.·         Aug. 30 – Northwestern State vs. No. 15 Missouri, 1 p.m.·         Sept. 6 – Sam Houston State vs. No. 22 Kansas, 10 a.m.·         Sept. 12 – Central Arkansas vs. LSU, 4 p.m.·         Sept. 13 – Central Arkansas at No. 13 Florida State, 10 a.m.·         Sept. 13 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Long Beach State, 2 p.m.·         Sept. 13 – Lamar at Oklahoma, 2 p.m.·         Sept. 19 – Houston Baptist vs. New Mexico, 4 p.m.last_img read more


In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgWaterhouse FC receive football equipment The Top Notch Summer League in the Knockpatrick region of central Manchester has reached boiling point, with the semifinals set for tomorrow at the Sunset Community field. At 2 p.m., Generations United face Albion before defending champions Belair Boyz oppose Galaxy. In last week’s action, Generation United and Galaxy qualified from Zone 2 with 13 points each after Generation played to an exciting 2-2 draw against Central United. Central United failed to advance by just one point, but their striker, Kemar Green, still leads the goalscoring charts with 11. Generation’s Alden “Messi” Rattray has 10. The Waterhouse Football Club recently received football equipment from Crossfire Premier FC, Seattle, Washington. Items received include 150 boots, 60 balls, 30 shin guards, playing jerseys, 20 backpacks, and other items. Arrangements for the donations were made by Anabel Moore, a relative of club chairman Bruce Bicknell, who resides and plays football for the Crossfire Premier Football Club in Redmond, Seattle, Washington, USA. ”Our goal is to make Seattle’s surplus equipment available to needy kids. We believe no child should be prevented from playing football or any other sport because of a lack of equipment. Football has transformed my life, and nothing brings me more joy than seeing more children being able to play and fall in love with the game,” said Moore. An overwhelmed Bicknell was elated with the gift and said: “When my niece Anabel called me from Seattle to make this generous offer, I did not hesitate and told her to arrange it right away and deliver to our freight forwarding in Miami. This equipment also couldn’t have come at a better time because the Under-13s, Under-15s, and the women’s teams are currently in their season,” Bicknell said. Club president Donovan White also said that the gesture came at a most opportune time and thanked Crossfire for the equipment. The Under-13 team has advanced to the quarterfinal round, while the women’s team defeated Arnett Gardens 2-1 in the end-of-round playoff game to win the first trophy available for the season. Semis day in Top Notch Summer League Tuff Gong, Galaxy in Western Union Porus U-15 finalcenter_img Defending champions Tuff Gong and Galaxy will faceoff in the 2018 finals of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Under-15 league. In last weekend’s semifinals, Tuff Gong defeated Villa 2-0 while the second semifinal was no-contest as Galaxy overran Settlement 11-0. The finals is set for 4:30 p.m. after the Porus High daCosta Cup team opposes Glenmuir High in an exhibition game starting at 3 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the finals. The Juici Patties-sponsored Senior and Junior netball leagues have reached the knockout phase. The focus will be on the Junior league tomorrow at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre. Scheduled matches: 2 p.m. – May Day B vs Denbigh C; 3 p.m. – Toll Gate vs Portland Cottage; 4 p.m. – Denbigh B vs May Day A and at 5 p.m. – Hayes Super Star vs Beckford Kraal. In Zone I, unbeaten May Day the top team with seven wins, netting 205 goals and conceding 45. They were followed by Denbigh B, Toll Gate, and Beckford Kraal. Hayes Super Stars qualified as the top team from Zone 2, also with seven wins and no defeats. Clarendon Juici Patties Netball at KO stagelast_img read more