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  • OSIWA Steps in with 3 Pickups to Fight Ebola

    first_img“It is our hope that these vehicles will be used for the intended purpose in order to save the lives of people infected by the deadly Ebola virus,” said Madam Crayton.Receiving the keys for the vehicles from Madam Crayton, Health Minister Dr. Gwenigale  said he is overjoyed for the donation by OSIWA and the FORD Foundation. “Part of the challenges we have in dealing with this Ebola crisis is the lack of adequate logistics. We have limited transportation to move materials and people from one place to another and these pickups are coming in at the time when all of the counties are asking us for transport,” he said.“I extend thanks and appreciation, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to the representatives of FORD Foundation and the OSIWA family for this timely gesture.” Minister Gwenigalie instructed that though it was the Ministry of Health that signed the grant agreement with the FORD Foundation and OSIWA, the vehicles are for Ebola response and they must be used for that purpose. The Health Minister also instructed his Assistant Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah, to work with General Services Agency (GSA) Director General Madam Mary Broh to ensure that the vehicles are registered as government property. “And it must be noted that we have received these items and they must be used for the purpose for which they are intended.” The Health Minister immediately turned the keys over to Assistant Minister Tolbert Nyenswah who in turn thanked OSIWA and the FORD Foundation for the timely gesture. “We thank OSIWA and FORD Foundation and wish to note here that we are strategically putting all mechanisms into place in the various counties to deal with this Ebola crisis.I am happy that you have made this donation this morning because it will help ease some of the logistical challenges facing the Ministry of Health and the Ebola Task Force, including the government,” said Minister Nyenswah. He observed that there is mounting pressure on the Ministry of Health from the various counties for vehicles and other suppliers. “The request for supplies is enormous because we have people taking care of the treatment unit, ambulance crew, community awareness crew and those taking care of the dead, amongst many others,” Nyenswah added.Present at the ceremony was Deputy Health Minister Matthew T. K. Flomo and the Coordinator of the Ebola Task Force, Mr. Dorbor Jallah. Also present was Deputy Police Director for Operations Col. Abraham Kromah, while on the OSIWA team was the Program Coordinator Madam Jackie M. Eastman, Administrative and Finance Associate Mr. Rufus Ballah and the driver Mr. Julius Ke-Leay.       The deadly Ebola virus has already killed over 1,089 people in Liberia alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. It said that the virus has killed over 2,100 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria and infected over 4,000 people in West Africa. Ebola has no known cure, but the US-made experimental Zmapp drug is being tested on patients and showing positive signs, health experts said.OSIWA is part of the larger Open Society Foundations global network and one of four foundations in Africa. The Foundation is a grant-giving and advocacy foundation that works in ten countries in the region (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone).OSIWA focuses on three programmatic areas — political governance, economic governance, law, justice and human rights. Its goals are to help improve government institutions by making them stronger and more accountable to their citizens; to help ensure public service delivery and an equitable distribution and transparent management of natural resources ; and to help promote respect for human rights and rule of law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the FORD Foundation on Tuesday, September 09, donated three brand new Ford Express pickups to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help with the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Value at about US$105,000, the three vehicles were hand delivered to Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale at the MOHSW in Congo Town. Presenting the keys to Dr. Gwenigalie, the OSIWA-Liberia  country officer, Madam Massa S. S. Crayton, said the donation was the FORD Foundation and OSIWA’s way of answering a national call to kick Ebola out of Liberia. She also said the donation of the vehicles is part of OSIWA and FORD’s Ebola response. The OSIWA Country Officer expressed the hope that the vehicles would be used for the intended purpose during the Ebola crisis for contact tracing, transportation and other Ebola-activities being carry out by the Ministry of Health and the Ebola Task Force.last_img read more

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  • Pensioner killed, set alight in backyard

    first_imgThe remains of a pensioner were on Sunday evening discovered burning in her backyard. It is suspected that the woman was murdered and set alight in her backyard by the perpetrator.Murdered: Bhagwandai Deonarain, also called “Deeda”The dead woman has been identified as 73-year-old Bhagwandai Deonarain, also called “Deeda”, of Lot 5 Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice.Police in a release said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the pensioner, whose burnt remains were discovered in a dried-out pond at the back of her premises at about 19:45h.A large portion of the victim’s estate (land) was also discovered destroyed by fire, the release indicated.Deonarain lived alone and the Police had to be called to the house to investigate since it was reported that at about 17:30h there were no lights on in the building which is highly unusual.According to the now dead woman’s niece, Shanie Singh, she first contacted the Police and then family members went to check on the woman.She explained that there were no signs of forced entry. “So we come downstairs and then we see smoke at the back and they (family members) decide to go and check. Is then they call everybody to come and see where they found the body.”Singh said she only saw a part of the woman’s body when she rushed to the scene. “Just the head and shoulder part but beyond you cannot see anything else,” she explained.The area where the burnt remains of the woman were foundCoconut branches and dried coconuts were used to fuel the fire, and with the prevailing dry weather conditions, the flames also spread to nearby vegetation but had been reduced to smoke by the time the Police arrived and ventured into the backyard.Deonarain had been living there since 1988 with her husband who died in 2015.A few years ago, she had a tenant living in the lower flat. He reportedly broke into the upper flat and robbed the pensioner. She was also beaten during the robbery. Deonarain gave evidence against him in court, causing him to be jailed. He was however released from prison last year.Police in a release said a man is currently in custody assisting with the investigation.The home belonging to the now dead pensionerThe dead woman’s sister, Chan Sukhra, told Guyana Times that her eldest sister had been living in fear. She explained that her sister lost four of her teeth as a result of the beating she received from the ex-convict. As a result, she underwent surgery to remove a clot from her brain.Reports are Deonarain had sold all of her jewellery before her husband died and lived off of her pension and assistance from family members.Sukhra referred to her sister as being very religious and kind. The pensioner’s remains are currently at Bailey’s Parlour awaiting an autopsy. She leaves to mourn four sisters and one brother. The Police are continuing their investigations. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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  • Banks throws support behind South American 10K

    first_imgMore than 150 athletes are expected to take the road in a matter of weeks as the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) prepares to host the 16th edition of the South American 10K road race.Rainforest Waters Brand Manager Clive Pellew hands over the Banks DIH sponsorship cheque to AAG President Aubrey HutsonThe event has once again gained the support of Banks DIH. The 16th installment of the international meet will feature athletes from South American and Caribbean countries as well as the local stalwarts. Looking to attract in excess of 150 athletes, AAG President Aubrey Hutson shed some light on the nature of the event.“This event is a three parts event, starts in Suriname, second leg in Guyana and the third leg in Canada. Even though they are individually organised, we like to look at it as the circuit of the South Americas as it relates to 10K events,” Hutson explained.Hutson noted that the correct procedures regarding the safety of participants on the road have been met.“We’re in touch with the Guyana Police Force and they have promised this year to do the right thing for road racing, shut the entire road down for vehicular traffic, pedal cyclist, motorcyclist who are not part of the technical team.”Furthermore, the AAG has fine-tuned the registration process as it relates to forms. “I must report that registration forms are out and these forms are numbered for auditing purposes,” Hutson stated.As a result of this, trainers and Coaches will be required to collect a form for each participant rather than uplifting one and photocopying it, as was done in previous years.The race route runs along Carifesta Avenue, with a U-turn at UG, then into JB Latchmansingh Road, right turn into Thomas Lands, into the National Park before ending at the children’s monument.Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters expressed his contentment with the values of the events and noted that the company was happy to be the primary sponsor once again.“Over the years, we’ve seen the success of our athletes internationally, and Banks DIH Limited has been supporting the development of these athletes in no small measure. Our company will ensure the athletes and officials are hydrated with our award-winning Rainforest Waters. We also have Malta Supreme on board and we are very proud to have these two products supporting this event.”The highly-anticipated South American 10K road race is set for November 4, 2018.last_img read more

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  • Gerrard transfer update! Departing Liverpool captain confirms MLS move

    first_imgDeparting Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will play in the MLS next season.The Reds skipper announced he would leave Anfield at the end of this campaign on Friday morning.A number of English and European clubs had expressed an interest in the 34-year-old, including Southampton and Real Sociedad.But Gerrard has confirmed to LFCTV that he will move to America, with LA Galaxy his most likely destination.“I can tell the supporters at the moment that it will be America,” he said. “I’ll be going to play in America. But I’m not over the line with any team just yet.“I’m close and as soon as I know, I’ll make the announcement, I’ll do the bits and bobs that I need to do.“Then we try to go and win a trophy and forget about Steven Gerrard for a bit.” 1 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard last_img read more

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  • ENTRIES GROWING FOR DONEGAL’S COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE

    first_imgThe coastal cancer challenge which takes place on the 20th July in Dunfanaghy is already attracting large interest.The event which was run for the first time last year involves a 12k run around McSynes gun loop, a 2 km kayak from Dunfanaghy to Portnablagh, a 24k cycle to Muckish via Ards Forest Park, a 3km Hike up Muckish mountain and a 18k cycle back to Dunfanaghy. Speaking during the week chairman Boyd Robinson said he was delighted with the interest so far.“Last year we had 130 individuals and 50 teams and we look like we are going to greatly exceed this year.“Entries are coming in from all over we have three entries from the Netherlands, entries from Germany and one entry from New York as well as several UK athletes competing,” he revealed.The race was a massive success last year raising over €12,000 for the nominated charities and hopefully this year we will exceed this. All the details can be got on the website http://www.coastalcancerchallenge.com/. ENTRIES GROWING FOR DONEGAL’S COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE was last modified: July 4th, 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:COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGEDongegallast_img read more

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  • INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CHAMPIONS CLONMANY COMPLETE SEASON UNBEATEN

    first_imgwww.inishowenfl.ieMoville Celtic 0-1 Clonmany ShamrocksNewly crowned Jackie Crossan Premier League Champions were given a guard of honour onto the pitch by Moville but that was as generous as it got.Clonmany started well and Conor Bradley pounced on a poor clearance to seee his effort deflected behind and from the corner Brian Devlin had another effort deflected away.Moville hit back and when Tony Boyce raced onto a Sean Doherty ball over the top his attempted lob drifted just wide.Marty Doherty for the visitors had one deflected shot saved by Sean McGuinness before seeing another effort also saved.Moville responded with Sean Doherty and Conor McLaughlin combining only for McLaughlin to drive an angled shot just wide.Hesitancy in the home defence then allowed Marty Doherty a sight of goal but again McGuinness saved well.Clonmany continued to press before the break with Steve Harkin seeing a header cleared off the line by PJ Barr before Marty Doherty saw another well struck effort tipped over by McGuinness.Movilel were first to show on the restart and were unlucky when Sean Doherty’s header from a Shane Canning free crashed off the post.Clonmany broke to the other end and a teasing Bradley cross just eluded Doherty rushing in at the back post.Moville repleid with Boyce racing clear but when his cross shot was not cleared the ball returned to Boyce who fired wide from ten yards when he should have done better.The breakthrough came on 57 minutes when Doherty for the shamrocks intercepted a defensive pass and squared the ball for Brian Devlin to slot home.Moville upped the tempo and Eamon Reddin flicked a header onto the roof of the net before a first time Conor McLaughlin shot was blocked by the legs of Patrick Harkin.Nigel McMonagle then cut in from the left and saw a shot saved before releasing Boyce who fired into the side netting.On the break Clonmany almost made it two nil after a Marty Doherty chip beat McGuinness but Alan Orr got back to head off the line.Movile had the final chance when Conor McLaughlin played a one two with Joe Doherty before unleashing a shot which was always rising over the bar. Glengad United 1-0 Carn FCWitht he wind Carn started the better and Daniel Mclaughlin’s dangerous cross was cleared by John McDaid to Shane Doherty who blazed over from ten yards.Glengad responded with patrick McDermott advancing through the middle but firing over from distance.A good move by the visitors released Conor Doherty but his but his effort was turned round the post by Martin McLaughlin who done well to collect a dangerous inswinging corner.Before the interval Seamus & Stephen Doherty fed McDaid whose defence splitting pass just eluded the inrushing McDermott.On the restart the home side started better with Christopher McLaughlin breaking and feeding Seamus Doherty whose effort was well saved by Gavin McLaughlin.Minutes later they took the lead after McLaughlin’s low cross was only partially cleared to Patrick McDermott who drilled low to the corner from the edge of the area.Both Stephen and Seamus Doherty had good half chances well saved by McLaughlin while Gary Kelly and Seamus Doherty were also \off target with good efforts.Carn spurned a gilt edged chance after Kevin Kelly flicked the ball on for the unamrked Shaen Doherty but he shot wide.In the final minutes Stephen Doherty broke clear for the home side but McLaughlin advanced to smothr Moville Celtic 2-3 Aileach FCMoville got off to a bright start in the 8th minute when Joe Doherty went on a run down the left wing squaring the ball to Tony Boyce in the Aileach box. He evaded some tackles but his shot was tame and Aileach keeper David McGeady saved easily. Aileach hit the front minutes later through Anthony Doherty from the penalty spot. After dispossessing a Moville defender Doherty tried to round keeper McGuinness who brought him down and referee Tom McAree had no option but to point to the spot. Moville replied straight away with a Raymond Campbell header from a corner brilliantly cleared off the line by Declan O’Donnell. Tony Boyce then was unfortunate in the 24th minute after winning the ball on the halfway line. He outpaced the Aileach defence and unleashed a brilliant 20 yard drive only for McGeady to equal him with a fine diving save. Aileach doubled their lead 10 minutes later through more Moville hesitancy at the back. Darren McMonagle seized on the chance and hit a fine low drive across McGuinness which hit off the post and into the net to make it two nil to the visitors. Again Moville tried to get a foothold with Doherty and Campbell combining in the Aileach area only for Campbell’s shot to deflect to Ryan McClenaghan who’s effort came off a defender for a corner. Moville continued to pressure the visitors with more attacks from the likes of P.J. Barr with a diving header and Campbell and McClenaghan both having efforts but with no result. On the hour mark McGeady again came to Aileach’s rescue with another fine save from sub Nigel McMonagle who’s fifteen yard angled shot from a Boyce backheel looked goalbound but for the keeper’s reflexes. Aileach were also pressing and in the 70th minute Anthony Doherty out on the left wing teed up Darren Gallagher who’s twelve yard shot was expertly blocked by McGuinness. Moments later substitute Ciaran Diver for Moville collected a fine diagonal cross out on the right wing from Conor McLoughlin. His low cross into the Aileach area was pounced on by Boyce but McGeady again was on hand to palm the ball away from the striker. Things got bleaker again for the home side in the 78th minute as the visitors went three up. A brilliant free kick twenty two yards out from Gavin Doherty was dispatched over the Moville wall and into the net with McGuinness helpless. With three minutes left Moville got a consolation goal through Tony Boyce who poked the ball home from close range after McLoughlin and McMonagle caused confusion in the Aileach area. However a Moville comeback of sorts looked on as in the 90th minute Ciaran Diver’s cross into the box was brilliantly controlled and dispatched into the right corner by Nigel McMonagle reduce the deficit to the minimum. Despite Moville pressure deep into injury time it was Aileach’s Ciaran Craig who had the last shot of the match from 22 yards which McGuinness dealt with comfortably on the stroke off full time.Strand Hotel First Division ReportsQPS 4-1 Gleneely ColtsThe home side began well with Seanan McColgan firing over after a good Raymond Buchanan cross. Gleneely responded with Daniel Nolan seeing a twenty five yards effort saved by Conor McColgan.The point took over after this with McColgan and Buchanan firing over before Mark Wallace fired a low shot across goal and past the far post.Karl Donnelly then broke clear with only Martin Mooney to beat but he fired wide before they broke the deadlock on 16 minutes when Buchanan crossed for Seanan McColgan to sweep the ball home from twelve yards.Buchanan then headed wide from McColgan’s corner.Against the run of play the colts equalised on 28 minutes when Patrick McLaughlin latched onto a ball over the top and fired low to the bottom corner from sixteen yards.The point laid siege to the colts goal then with Buchanan seeing a shot saved by Mooney before McColgan headed over.Before the break both Donnelly and McColgan fired wide when well placed. On the resumption the point continued to press with Buchanan firing wide of a gaping goal before being denied by Mooney in a one on one situation.They regained the lead on 62 minutes when McColgan fired a stunning thirty yards effort to the top corner.Mooney then kept his team in the game with saves from McColgna and Dean Barron before substitute Odhran McColgan headed wide when well placed.On 77 minutes it became three one after McColgan’s free found Barron and he fired home from twelve yards.Five minutes later it was four one after Mooney parried McColgan’s shot and Brin McColgan followed up to head home.Gleneely replied with Eddie McNamee’s free finding McLaughlin but his time Conor McColgan saved well.Mooney then produced a stunning save to deny Buchanan before the point completed the scorinf after Odhran McColgan broke through on the left and squared for Seaannan McColgan to slot home and complete his hat trick. Dunree United 3-3 Rasheney FCAfter an even opening the home side opened the scoring on 14 minutes after Liam Baldrick’s ball over the top found Philip McGuinness who neatly tucked the ball past Johnathan Noone. But Rasheney hit back and equalised when the home defence failed to clear and Damien Friel poked the ball home past Paul McGettigan.Minutes into the second half Rasheney stunned the home aside after John McLaughlin crossed for Ryan Doherty to head home from twelve yards.Dunree replied midway through the half when Neil Moran cut inside but he blazed over from twenty yards.At the other end a ball over the top released John McLaughlin but McGettigan saved well.Dunree got back on terms on 85 minutes when Conor Mc Bride headed home a corner at the near post.With time running out McGuinness beat his man on the left and squared for substitute Ryan Bradley to sidefoot home from twelve yards.But deep into stoppage time a long free from Noone was not gatherd by McGettigan under pressure and Anthony Doherty forced the ball home to salvage a point and leave Dunree hoping to snatch the title from QPS in the final game.Greencastle FC 1-0 Moville Res Greencastle gained local bragging rights with this narrow one nil victory over a Moville side who batteld to the end.After an even opening Sean McQuillan evaded two defenders and was only denied by a superb James Gillen tackle.Moville replied and a Josh Lafferty free was headed on by Danny Murphy but cleared by the home defence before a Josn Lafferty corner found Michael Gillespie whose effort was cleared by Michael Barr.Greencastle struck for the crucial goal on the half hour after James Henry and Ronan Doherty combined to release Sean Cavanagh and he teed up McQuillan to drive a powerful low shot inside the post.The home side went close again after a Gavin harkin free fell to Ciaran Moore whose shot was deflected wide and from the corner Barr fired wide.Before the interval Conor Lafferty shot wide in a scramble before Josh Lafferty had a free tipped over by Nathan Simpkins.Greencastle had the first attempt of the second period when Ronan Doherty crossed to McQuillan who fired into the side netting.Moville hit back and Conor Lafferty’s corner found Josh Lafferty who fired over .Again greencastle came back with Barr heading a gavin Harkin free over before substitute Dean McGeoghaghan fed Ronan Doherty whose effort was deflected over .Moville pressed and Josh Lafferty’s free was headed wide by substitute Sean Downey before John Gillen had a spectacular overhead kick tipped over. Late on Murphy ran onto a through nball but was denied by the advancing Murphy before the final piece of action saw a Ciaran Moore half volley whistle just over the barGreencastle FC 1-2 Buncrana Hearts ResThe visitors got off to a great start 7 minutes into the game when a cross in from the right hand side was neatly tucked away by Johnny Eccles to make it one nil for the away side.Up until the 40th minute the game was fairly tight with both sides creating some half chances but failing to trouble the respective keepers Dean McGeoghaghan and Caolan McGonagle.However on the 40th minute Alan Friel struck for goal number two from outside the box and gave the Greencastle goal keeper McGeoghaghan no chance to make it two nil for Buncrana. In the second half Buncrana started brightly however Greencastle responded well and in the 70th minute Tony McClenaghan struck from the 18 yard line to reduce the deficit.Greencastle tried hard in the closing stages but the Buncrana defence stood firm.Fr O Gara Cup Quarter Final report Redcastle Res 2-1 Carn ResRedcastle Res advanced to their second semi final of the season with this impressive victory over premier reserve side Carn Res.They began well with Aiden Cunningham firing just over from the edge of the area on 5 minutes.Carn replied then with Michael Doherty releasing Rory Brady who fired just past the left hand post.Redcastle took over then with Stephen McGowan advancing on the right but shooting narrowly wide.A minute later Cunningham feeds Antonio Rea who beats a defender and crosses for Greg Breslin but his shot was well saved by JJ Doherty.Cunningham then found Brelsin to round a defender but again Doherty came to his sides rescue with a fine save.Good interplay then from the home side saw Stephen McCauley find Rea who again crossed from the left but Breslin headed over.On the stroke of half time the pressure paid off after Rea played a one two with Cunningham and crossed for Breslin to fire low to the net from six yards.Minutes after the restart the home side had another chance after Cunningham sent Breslin clear in a one on one but when keeper Doherty forced him wide he laid the ball back to McGowan who blazed over the bar.They forced a corner then and Cunmninghams delivery found Liam McLaughlin but he slotted wide from close range.Redcastle increased their lead on 55 minutes after a short corner Cunningham found Mervyn Gourley whose effort was parried by Doherty but McLaughlin was on hand to slot the ball home.Midway through the half they were unlucky when Seamus Farren collected a kick out in the centre circle and saw his first time effort crash off the bar.Carn rallied and on 79 minutes reduced the deficit after Fergal Doherty unleashed a curling twenty five yards effort to the top corner past Ryan McCole.Both sides pushed to the end but neither side created a clear chance and it is Redcastle who prolong their season.INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CHAMPIONS CLONMANY COMPLETE SEASON UNBEATEN was last modified: April 21st, 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CHAMPIONS CLONMANY COMPLETE SEASON UNBEATENlast_img read more

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  • Bruins, Lions prove themselves

    first_imgShortly after Penn State’s 17-10 victory over Ohio State on Saturday, a sideline reporter asked Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno if the win was proof Penn State has returned to the national scene. Paterno smiled and quipped, “I don’t know that we ever left.” A few minutes later and three time zones away, UCLA coach Karl Dorrell was answering similar questions with the same exuberance following the Bruins’ 47-40 victory over Cal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA, coming off consecutive six-win seasons, and Penn State, 7-16 over the same span, cemented their unbeaten records with quality victories that have put them in the top 15 for the first time since 1999. “Everyone feels like Penn State is back,” Nittany Lions linebacker Dan Connor told reporters after the game. “We’re back on the map.” Penn State won with a smothering defense that limited Ohio State to 250 yards of total offense and shut out the Buckeyes in the second half. Ohio State failed to get a first down on five of its 11 drives and only had three drives of more than 30 yards. Three Ohio State drives went for zero or negative yards. The Penn State defense also sparked the Nittany Lions’ struggling offense. Penn State managed less than 200 yards of offense but produced a 14-3 lead with a 74-yard touchdown drive and a 2-yard touchdown drive following an interception in a span of less than three minutes in the second quarter. UCLA’s victory was sparked by offense and special teams, specifically by Maurice Drew on both squads. Drew scored five touchdowns, three rushing, one on a punt return and one receiving as UCLA rallied three times from two-possession deficits. Drew caught a swing pass and ran 28 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:35 to play, then punctuated the performance with a 2-yard touchdown run as time expired. Drew finished with 233 yards of total offense. “We let Maurice Drew get loose too many times,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. “He’s always a key factor. Every week he’s a key factor. You just try to limit him. “It was very impressive, no question about it.” UCLA’s schedule is as favorable as any of the nine remaining unbeaten teams have, at least until its final game. The Bruins fight through the unranked members of the Pac-10 over the next four weeks before ending with a home game against Arizona State, a three-week layoff and their traditional rivalry game against USC at the Coliseum. If USC can get by Notre Dame and wake up in time to out-gun the rest of its opponents, and UCLA put away teams it now will be a heavy favorite to defeat, the schools’ Dec. 3 matchup could be for the Rose Bowl, the Pac-10 crown and a shot at the national title. Penn State has a harder road ahead with a game at Michigan on Saturday, homes games against Purdue and Wisconsin and a road game at Michigan State its final three games of the season. Georgia continues to chug along as the quiet front-runner in the SEC. The Bulldogs made short work of Tennessee on Saturday in a 27-14 victory, their first this season against a top-10 team. Quarterback D.J. Shockley was a workmanlike 16-of-27 passing for 207 yards and ran for 51. The Bulldogs limited Tennessee to 53 rushing yards and held the Volunteers scoreless in the first half. “This was a game that really put people out there to show that these guys can play a quality opponent and win a game and do it on the road,” Shockley told reporters after the game. Georgia is the only unbeaten team in the SEC East. It would face the SEC’s other unbeaten, Alabama, in the SEC title game on Dec. 3 if both teams win their divisions. Walter Hammerwold can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at walter.hammerwold@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “We won the game, we’re 5-0 and we’re still moving,” Dorrell said. “I’m not going to reflect on what happened two years ago. We’re moving forward.” For two programs mired in mediocrity the past few seasons, Saturday’s victories over top-10 teams came as welcome relief following a month of routs against inferior opponents that couldn’t truly serve as markers for each team. last_img read more

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  • Bulldog Top 10 Of 2015-16: No. 3 – Women’s Basketball’s WNIT Win Over Sacred Heart

    first_imgThe 2015-16 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2016-17, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 throughout the month of July. Drake never trailed in its first WNIT win since 2008 when the Bulldogs beat Green Bay in the first round. Against Sacred Heart, all nine Bulldogs scored at least three points and handed out at least one assist. Drake made 36-of-63 shots from the floor, including making 12-of-28 from behind the three-point line, while dishing out 29 assists. Drake led by as many 38 points late in the game in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. The Bulldogs forced 21 turnovers by the Pioneers and scored 35 points off the miscues. Drake’s bench scored 38 points. Drake sophomore Maddy Dean nailed a long three-pointer just fifty seconds with an assist from junior Lizzy Wendell. Wendell then followed with a layup off an assist from junior Caitlin Ingle, who nabbed the first of 10 team steals and hit Wendell with a perfect pass. Wendell then made another three-pointer off another assist from Ingle, who finished with a game-high 12, and Dean and Wendell each had baskets in the initial scoring run before Sacred Heart scored its first points 4:30 into the game. Sacred Heart from Fairfield, Conn., and members of the American East Conference was led by Adaysha Williams’ 15 points while Cleo Polyzou had 11 points and Hannah Kimmel scored 10 points. Wendell was the leading scorer for Drake with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting while freshman Sara Rhine scored 15 points and Dean had 14 points. Senior Emma Donahue and freshman Nicole Miller were the other Bulldogs to reach double-figure points with 12 and 11 points, respectively.center_img The No. 3 moment of 2015-16 comes from the women’s basketball team on March 17 when the Bulldogs opened the game on a 12-0 scoring run to race past Sacred Heart University, 95-59, in the first round of the 2016 WNIT at the Knapp Center. The opening round win set up a second round matchup with in-state rival and fellow Missouri Valley Conference member, UNI. Check back on Aug. 2 as the No. 2 moment of 2015-16 is unveiled. Bulldog Top 10 of 2015-16No. 10 – McCann Wins Drake Relays TitleNo. 9 – Women’s Golf Wins Creighton ClassicNo. 8 – Football Beats Rival DaytonNo. 7 – Newman Named MVC Pitcher Of The YearNo. 6 – Men’s Tennis Beats No. 26 OregonNo. 5 – Drake Earns MVC All-Academic Award For The Second Straight YearNo. 4 – Drake Breaks Ground On Rowing’s Bright-Beckwith BoathouseNo. 3 – Women’s Basketball’s Earns NIT Win Over Sacred Heart Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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  • Letterkenny Hospital scoops awards for e-rostering programme

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