Jamaica will know by the end of the year whether it will be selected to host the 2016 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Volleyball Championship set for July 7-17. President of CAZOVA, Mushtaque Mohammed, visited the island from December 27 to yesterday and toured the facilities which could be used to host 16 male and female teams from across the region if Jamaica is successful in its bid. A decision should be made by the end of the week. The Jamaica Volleyball Association successfully hosted the CAZOVA Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers earlier this year and won rave reviews for organising the event. JAVA President Rudolph Speid said he is optimistic that Jamaica will be selected to host the tournament. He revealed that CAZOVA will donate an indoor volleyball court, which, if it gets the tournament, JAVA will use as a practice court inside the National Arena. During his short visit, Mohammed also met with Major Desmon Brown of Independence Park Limited (IPL), as well as Denzil Wilks of the Sports Development Foundation. If Jamaica is selected, the tournament would be staged at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) run by IPL. The CAZOVA president looked at hotels in Kingston and also the courts at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, during his trip. Mohammed, who is also a vice-president of the North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation, was in attendance at the 2015 JAVA Senior Awards Ceremony held Monday evening at the offices of the Jamaica Olympic Association on Cunningham Avenue, where UWI and Vikings received their awards as the champion male and female teams for 2015. Jamaica’s male Under-19 team, the CAZOVA Under-19 champions, head coach Steve Davis, assistant coach Adrian Ramdeen, and manager Tracey Ann Findley were honoured during the ceremony. Also recognised for their significant achievements during the year was the country’s female beach volleyball team of Kai Wright, Danielle Perry, Sasha Lee Wallen, and Alicia Malcolm, who won the first round of the Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifiers in May in Ocho Rios. The men’s team of Rick Webb, Mark Lewis, Christopher Wallen, and Donovan Richards, who were second in their qualifiers in CuraÁao, were also honoured.
“The message is to teach young people that there is no race or religion above any other so that there can be a level playing field,” Gossett said. Hart Principal Gary Fuller said that is the message he hopes his students get out of the school’s Black History Month activities. “We are one family,” Fuller said. Gossett stressed that while viewing oneself as part of one human race is important, minorities should concentrate on learning their own history – often skipped in history books, television and film. “I call this Operation Catch-up,” Gossett said. “The United States is about to be the cutting-edge diamond of diversity in the world, so we need to have this knowledge of self.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tenth-grader Spencer Monhein called the 15-minute film powerful and said he appreciated its message of tolerance – something he feels his school has also been carrying out in the last month. “The school is doing a pretty good job at having us learn about black history. The month now makes sense to me when before it didn’t.” Hart was named a Zero Hour school by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations for promoting cultural awareness through positive student activities after some racially fueled confrontations last year on campus. The Emmy- and Oscar-winning Gossett, who became a Broadway star in his teens and soon tripled as a star in feature films and television, told students about his personal commitment to cultural awareness. Sporting a black T-shirt marked with the word “Eracism,” Gossett explained that his newest project is a nonprofit foundation that is planning to send African-American youths involved in gangs to Africa to learn about their history and culture. NEWHALL – Spreading a message of tolerance and cultural awareness, legendary actor Louis Gossett Jr. spoke to students Monday as the culmination of Black History Month celebrations at culturally diverse Hart High School. Hart students also watched “Windows,” an award-winning short film co-starring Gossett as an amputee veteran who finds solace in an unsuspecting friend. Gossett said the film deals with wars and how different types of conflicts affect people. “It’s about more than world wars,” Gossett said. “It’s about finding other ways to communicate with each other rather than violence.”
0Shares0000AFC Leopards players walk into the pitch for their CAF Confederation Cup tie against Fosa Juniors of Madagascar at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18- AFC Leopards will after all travel to Mahajanga, Madagascar on Monday morning for their CAF Confederations Cup return leg tie against Fosa Juniors after the government bailed them out with 29 return air tickets.The reigning GOtv Shield champions had brought out their begging bowls to government streets, asking for help to aid them honour the tie. “The government has bought for us 29 tickets and this will go a long way in easing the financial burden that we expected. We now only have to worry about accommodation and local logistics,” Dan Mule, the AFC Leopards chair told Capital Sport.Since the withdrawal of their sponsors, AFC who are closing in on 55 years of experience have been willowing in financial difficulty with Mule crying out for sponsors to come on board and assist them keep their boat floating especially in continental football.“It takes an average of almost Sh7mn to ensure a team travels and plays an international match and definitely it will not be easy for us. More sponsors should come on board because we see other countries like Zambia, teams are hugely supported,” Mule added.He has however disclosed the club has been able to pay salaries for the first two months via their sponsors SportPesa who seem to have put one foot in and another out as far as partnering the team is concerned.AFC Leopards players line up before the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We went and talked to them and told them the problems we are facing. They told us they will help us pay salaries for the first two months until their appeal in court is heard. We are expecting that once this is complete at the end of the month, we can have some light at the end of the tunnel,” Mule further disclosed.AFC travel to Madagascar with a 1-1 result from the first leg played in Kakamega last weekend and will need either a high scoring draw or an outright win to book themselves a ticket to the first round.A loss or either a 0-0 draw will see them exit while a 1-1 result will force the game to penalties.Mule who will accompany the team to Madagascar is however confident that the team can do well especially having had no KPL match over the weekend and having time to prepare for the tie adequately.The team will however be without Ghanaian forward Prince Arkoh who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in the first leg tie and is set to spend the next six months off while right back Dennis Sikhayi remains sidelined with a groin injury.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Four Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 41. Winners of €50 were; Donal McMullen, C/O Post Office and Donal and Jacqueline Carron, Brookfield. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 11, 21. Next week’s jackpot is now standing at €1600. Next draw will be Monday 29 April.New website: The Four Masters GAA have developed a new website together with Ian McClay of Donegal Websites. The Club invite the community to the launch on Thursday 2nd May in Doms Pier 1. The Sam Maguire will be making an appearance on the night. For further information please contact Club Chairman, Eamonn Gorrell, 087 674 0053.Busy Weekend: A busy weekend was had for the Four Masters from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st. On Friday evening the Senior football team defeated Killybegs continuing their unbeaten start to the league. On Saturday the massively popular Gaelic Skills Academy, which coaches 4-6 year olds, took place from 10am-11.30am, with close to 70 children participating. Then it was the opportunity of the Under 10 footballers to play their first blits of the season, playing against Naomh Brid and Robert Emmets. All the children played exceptionally well. Displaying a high level of skill and commitment for such young players, reflecting the high quality of training that is taking place within the Club. Four Masters Camogie 1/2/3 years Second Level team then took to the field against Letterkenny Gaels. Girls played a great game coming out winners by 5:3 to 1:2. Goal scorers for Four Masters were Hollie Roper, Sarah Oates, Niamh Doherty, Damaris Scott and Kate Smith. Points scored by Sophie Doherty (2) and Aine Gillespie (1). Next game is away to Burt on Sunday, 28th April. Feile Skills: Congratulations to Niamh Doherty in coming 2nd in the U14 Feile Skills competition. U8 hurlers: The U8 hurlers travelled to Setanta in Killygordon for a blitz on Sunday morning, they played 5 games, won 3, drew 1 and lost 1; a fabulous result for their first trip out.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 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:Four Masters club notes
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in West Ham United defender Declan Rice, according to reports.After signing Issa Diop for a club-record fee, new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is clearly looking to improve the porous defence. 2 He said: “’He has that confidence, that comfort on the ball, you can see it – the ability and the type of personality that he has, it’s huge,’ said the former Manchester United centre-back.‘He’s a future captain way down the line, you can see it, without a doubt. Fingers crossed, he’ll keep progressing and play European football.‘But let’s enjoy him now as well – he’s playing Premier League, he’s coming over and loves being part of the squad, let’s enjoy that for the moment and enjoy watching him progress.’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST The 19-year-old has made just two appearances for Ireland, but is already tipped to captain them Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, Rice is reportedly not considered to be a starter just yet, and is currently locked in contract negotiations.According to The Sun, the 19-year-old has since emerged as a target for several Premier League rivals – with Palace and the Cherries heading the queue.The centre-half, who is also adept at playing in central midfield, has been tipped as a future Republic of Ireland captain by the recently retired John O’Shea.Despite making his debut in March, the former Manchester United star feels Rice has all the attributes required to make it at the very top. Latest Transfer Rumours LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 IN DEMAND targets targets Rice is wanted by Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, according to reports Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED After conceding 68 goals in the Premier League last season, the Hammers are actively looking to address their problem at the back.Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi joined the club on a three-year deal from Swansea City for £7 million on Wednesday.He joins the speedy right-back Ryan Fredericks, who joined the club on a free upon the expiration of his Fulham contract.
SHEEP IN BACK OF CO DONEGAL CARIT’S a picture that has been tweeted and retweeted again and again….a sheep crammed into the back of a Ford Fiesta!When AA Roadwatch sent it out, it took on a life of its own.And no wonder. The poor animal just about fits in to the boot.We knew those boys at Hegarty’s in Letterkenny sold good cars with plenty of room in the boot.But for a sheep? WOULD EWE BELIEVE IT! SHEEP GETS LIFT IN BOOT OF DONEGAL CAR! was last modified: February 5th, 2013 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:WOULD EWE BELIEVE IT! SHEEP GETS LIFT IN BOOT OF DONEGAL CAR!
Oisin and Aaron Kemmy from Carndonagh with their 6’10” sunflower – proof that summer is still (kind of) here!It will remain mild again throughout this week; rather cloudy at times – but beautiful when the sun does break through.Daytime temperatures of between 18C and 21C. Well done Oisin and Aaron…keeping summer 2014 going!(We always knew Carn had its own micro-climate).PROOF IT’S AN EXTENDED SUMMER AS CARN BOYS GROW 6FT SUNFLOWER! was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Carndomaghgiant flowersunflower
This week is Science Week, and libraries across Donegal are hosting events to celebrate science in our communities and to test our scientific skills.It promises to be a very busy week for libraries in Donegal, with events including:Lego Competitions in Buncrana, Carndonagh, Bundoran, Na Rosa and Donegal Town librariesDr. Trish Murphy Workshops in Gaoth Dobhair, Na Rosa, Carndonagh, Buncrana, Letterkenny, Milford and Moville librariesCoderdojo workshops in Carndonagh, Science Foundation Ireland Roadshows in Bundoran and CarndonaghFamily Science with Abbots Ireland Ltd in Bundoran.Science Week is taking place from 12 to 19 November and is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s work to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow’s world and Donegal Libraries are delighted to be bringing these events to schools and families in Donegal. Ursula Cutliffe Senior Library Assistant with Donegal County Library says “we are delighted to be hosting events in Donegal as part of Science Week. Science Week 2017 is set to be the biggest yet with a number of high profile events taking place across the country and we are delighted to be part of it. We would encourage schools and families to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great week of fun and learning.”To find out more about what’s on during Science Week visitwww.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/ or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter.Donegal libraries to host exciting events for Science Week was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:science week
A carer has pleaded guilty to stealing a total of €20,000 from an elderly woman whom she helped look after.Marjorie Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal charged with four thefts of €5,000 from 76-year-old Bridget McLaughlin. All the alleged thefts took place at the home of Ms McLaughlin of Meenmore in Dungloe.The accused woman, a 56-year-old from Maghery in Dungloe, only spoke to plead guilty to the thefts which took place between January 1st, 2016 and September 4th, 2018.No specific details of the thefts were given during the arraignment of the accused woman.Barrister for Gallagher, Mr Shane Costello, told the court that this was not a straight forward theft case.“The facts of this case are very odd and there are issues in the background that are extraordinary,” he said.He explained that Ms Gallagher had been a home-carer for Ms McLaughlin and that the thefts took place in a relatively short space of time.He asked for both a psychiatric and psychological assessment be carried out on his client as well as a probation an community service report.Ms Patricia McLaughlin, prosecution barrister, explained to Judge John Aylmer that the victim in the case was a terminally ill woman and that they were anxious to compile a victim impact statement in the case.Judge Aylmer adjourned the case until the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in November when Gallagher will be sentenced.Carer pleads guilty to stealing €20,000 from elderly woman was last modified: July 24th, 2019 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:Bridget McLaughlincarercourtdungloeMarjorie Galaghertheft
Show me the monkey.Seeing is believing, and a study in rhesus macaques with a new imaging technique reveals for the first time a real-time map of an AIDS virus replicating in the entire body of a living animal. The results point to some unexpected hideouts of the simian AIDS virus, or SIV. And the experiments also show that when the monkeys are given antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the amount of virus that persists differs by location in the body. The innovative tool promises to clarify the still-murky details of the initial infection process and may help guide drug, vaccine, and cure research in people.“It’s fantastic,” says Thomas Hope, an immunologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, who investigates how HIV, the human counterpart to SIV, infects cells. “The whole monkey shows you things you can’t comprehend by just looking at cells or biopsies of tissues.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To obtain this unprecedented look at an AIDS virus in action, a research team led by Francois Villinger of Emory University in Atlanta borrowed a technique used with cancer patients. The researchers began by attaching a radioactive molecule to an antibody that targets the surface protein of SIV. They then gave 12 monkeys chronically infected with SIV the harmless, engineered antibody, which sought out and latched onto the SIV in their bodies. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan detected the antibodies and thus revealed exactly where the virus was hanging out inside the monkeys. As expected from previous biopsy studies, the “immunoPET” scan indicated that the gut and lymph nodes harbored high levels of SIV. But there were several startling findings.The immunoPET method illuminated surprisingly high levels of the SIV antibody in the nasal cavity, the investigators report online today in Nature Methods. “The entire upper respiratory tract is rich with lymphatic tissue, and we just never thought of that,” says Timothy Schacker of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, who studies how HIV causes disease. “That’s a really cool finding.”Villinger was particularly struck by the high levels of SIV in the genital tract of males, given that sexual transmission of the AIDS virus does not occur all that readily. “The epididymis [the tubes that carry sperm] of the monkeys are just lighting up,” Villinger says. “It’s mind-boggling.” The virus also had an unexpected penchant for the lung, an organ that has received relatively little attention from HIV researchers.Hope says this tool could be used to clarify what takes place in monkeys, and presumably people, during the first weeks of an infection with an AIDS virus. “That sets the tone for what happens years later,” he explains. “We need to know where the virus goes, how it gets there, and why it’s a benefit to the virus. These pieces of the puzzle are really important.”In another experiment that has practical implications for humans, Villinger and his colleagues gave three of the infected monkeys ARV drugs and then did the same kind of PET scans 5 weeks later. Although none of the monkeys had detectable SIV in their blood by the time of the scans, they all had SIV reproducing in multiple tissues. This meshes with work by Schacker’s group that found evidence of viral replication in biopsied tissue from “fully suppressed” HIV-infected people on treatment who have undetectable levels of the virus in their blood. Schacker’s team has also shown that ARV drugs had difficulty penetrating these tissues. ImmunoPET scans could be an “excellent, more noninvasive way” of evaluating ways to get drugs to those hard-to-reach reservoirs, Schacker says.If immunoPET can be adapted to tracking HIV in humans, which Villinger and others say is likely, scans might help resolve a related long-standing debate in the field: Just how frequently do fully suppressed people continue producing low levels of the virus? The evidence that antivirals have difficulty reaching some tissues convinces Schacker that it is a common phenomenon. “The drugs are not doing everything we think they’re doing,” he contends.The other camp of researchers insists that treatment fully suppresses the virus and that it persists only because of “reservoirs” of long-lived cells that have HIV DNA woven into their chromosomes. Neither drugs nor the immune system reach this latent DNA, which sits poised to restart the viral fire at any time.Figuring out a way to identify which tissues harbor these reservoirs in fully suppressed people tops the agenda of many HIV researchers, as it theoretically could fine-tune attempts to purge them and cure people. Villinger suggests immunoPET might help with this, too. “If you stop antiretroviral treatment, then you can see where the virus rekindles,” he says.In a similar vein, immunoPET might help clarify the power of different cure strategies. Many investigators are promoting the “shock and kill” idea, which attempts to prod reservoirs into making new copies of HIV, setting up the infected cells for destruction. “We could do shock and image,” Villinger says, theoretically revealing the interventions that have the most impact.David Margolis, who has pioneered human studies that attempt to shock and kill reservoirs, says immunoPET is a “nice new tool” but cautions that it’s unclear to him how well the signals it detects match viral levels in the body. He also notes that a great deal of latent HIV DNA codes for defective, “dead-end” viruses that cannot cause infection themselves. If the labeled antibodies detect their presence, it could be misleading when it comes to evaluating whether reservoirs are shrinking.Hope agrees that immunoPET tracking of AIDS viruses needs to be refined and still has technical hurdles to clear, but says the work advances the field. He even expressed surprise that it was in Nature Methods rather than the more prestigious mother journal, Nature. (Villinger says Nature reviewed and rejected the paper after a great deal of back-and-forth.) “It deserves to be there,” Hope says. “This is groundbreaking.”