Previous articleSky’s Philip Deignan breaks elbow on training camp in MajorcaNext articleRSA should be publishing regular updates on court convictions – PARC admin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook PSNI and gardai stepping up Concannon search More searches are planned in a bid to locate missing Derry man John Concannon.Mr Concannon, who is 71, has been missing since Tuesday November 10.The last confirmed sighting is on CCTV footage on a bus at Lenamore Road near the Derry/Donegal border.Chief Inspector Alan Hutton, Operations Manager for Derry City & Strabane District, said extensive searches have already taken place.Both the police service and Gardaí have been working closely and have carried out searches on land and in local waterways.This has been a joint effort, and we are also are very appreciative of the contributions of a civilian community search team that has assisted.The information police have at this stage suggests a search area on and close to the border at Lenamore Road and across into Dundreen and Drumadooey.Police say they will be renewing the searches and will be using specialist search facilities. Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By admin – December 22, 2015 Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
For the UW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, this weekend’s Texas Invitational should be the culmination of all the training the two have endured throughout the semester. This will be the event in which the hours upon hours of practice over the last few months will finally pay big dividends, in the form of one or two hundredths of a second. The prestigious event, which will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas, will showcase many of the best swimmers from across the country, and is annually a key stepping-stone for athletes working to qualify for the NCAA Championships in March.”It’s probably our biggest meet,” junior swimmer Hannah McClurg said. “Doing well here gets us set up for the end of the season, Big Ten [Championships] and Nationals, so it’s important that we go in with a lot of motivation and confidence and know what we can do.”Historically, UW has done well at the Texas Invite, with the women’s team placing third at last year’s event (525 points) and the men finishing eighth (117), but this year the competition will be particularly strong. The Badger women go into this weekend’s meet ranked 18th nationally and will face some stiff opposition in the forms of No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Arizona, but UW assistant coach Eric Fehr is confident the team’s veterans will pick up right where they left off last year.”Our women are a little more experienced [than last year],” Fehr said. “We’re a little more mature team, and we’re hoping to get a lot of people qualified for the NCAA Championships this meet and really compete at a high level.”We want to get a lot of our qualifications for NCAAs to the extent that we can do it here, so we can train through the Big Ten Championships and really focus on NCAAs.” “Relays have always been historically our strongest, and that’s something that we really put a lot of emphasis on, especially with the women’s side,” Fehr added. “That’s going to be the ticket for a lot of the women to get qualified.”As for the men, Fehr hopes to see improvement in all areas. “The men, still a little younger, just want to continue to see some development,” he said. “We’re probably going to be pointing a little more towards the conference to qualify us for NCAA’s. It’s a great test. It’s a chance to swim in a really fast environment with some great competition and see an NCAA-like environment.”Junior swimmer Mike Swanson is also confident that for the Badger men’s team, this weekend won’t be one to forget.”It’s pretty much up for grabs in any event,” Swanson said. “That’s sort of the nature of these midseason, big-time meets. “The meet is set up so that a lot of people get into finals,” he added. “This really sets you up for the championship meet, so everyone is pretty much on their A game.” The men will be going up against a number of top-ranked teams this weekend as well, highlighted by No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Stanford. The men’s best chance of toppling these heavyweights will most likely ride on the success of the men’s relay teams. “Our 800 free relay is pretty important to the guys’ team,” Swanson said. “It’s probably our best shot for making [the NCAA Championships] and doing well [there] so, for the four guys that are going to be on that relay, it’s definitely their biggest event this weekend.”So how has the team managed to deal with the everyday stress of school coupled with the additional pressure of the biggest meet of the fall semester? “Overall, I think we’ve handled it really well,” Swanson said. “We go into this meet forgetting about all that. We try to get everything done, everything set before this meet so that we can just swim. It really is the dress rehearsal to the championship meets.”
“Tentatively, Dolphin Swimming League would kick-off on December 9, with the participating schools expected to present two swimmers in each category. The 10 best swimmers, which would be judged by their returning time, are expected to go on training in the United Kingdom,” Ojigbede said.Meanwhile, initiator of Dolphins Swimming League, Oluseyi Oyebode, has promised that DSL would not be a one off event, saying it is based on strong basic structure.“With DSL, itâ€™s a new dawn in swimmingÂ in Lagos and it would never be the same again,” Oyebode assured.â€œThe maiden edition of the league will involve the topmost private primary and secondary schools in Lagos. The league will be held in all participating schools before a winner emerges. Arrangements have been made for the best swimmers from the league to participate at international swimming meets in England,â€ Oyebode said.Interestingly, Lagos State government and the Swimming Federation have promised technical support for league,According to the President of the Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Babatunde Fatai-Williams, the federation is ready to support the programme fully and the organizers of the league must be commended for initiating the tournament while assuring of the federation support.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of efforts at reviving swimming in Nigeria, Advanta Interactive Global limited in conjunction with Dynaspro Promotions limited has come up with Dolphin Swimming League, to be competed by first tier private primary and secondary schools.At a press conference held at the Lagos Preparatory School, Ikoyi, to herald the competition, the Managing Director, Advanta Initiative- marketing firm of the tournament, Efe Ojigbede, said the whole idea was to keep swimming alive in the country.“We want to keep swimming alive in Nigeria. Coaches would be brought from abroad to impact on the local coaches and pupils.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His love of learning, unique sense of humor and compassion for others are what defined Robert Foster, a longtime Woodland Hills resident. Foster, a retired certified public accountant, died April 22 after a long illness. He was 80. “He was intelligent, funny and caring. He had a dry sense of humor, very British,” said granddaughter Alecia Foster. “He was really well-read. He knew a lot about other cultures and religions. “He was always interested in seeing shows, oddly enough, on the Indian channel or Telemundo, even though he didn’t know the languages.” Foster’s compassion for others showed itself when he was growing up in Ohio during the Depression. Alecia Foster recalled an often-told story of the time his mother sent him out to buy a loaf of bread. “He saw someone who he thought was a lot worse off and gave him the money. He said to himself, ‘My mom is going to kill me,”‘ she said. “But as he walked home, he happened to look down and saw the same amount of money that his mother had given him for the bread. He thought that God was rewarding him for being selfless.” Foster enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and received the Bronze Star for his service on the USS Brooks and the USS Hovey. He got a kick out of spotting himself in footage included in the 1952 documentary “Victory at Sea.” “His family came first. He loved us all so much,” said daughter Rebecca Foster. “He was very nice, very compassionate. He was always doing something for others. He was extremely honest and conscientious.” Foster worked for many years for Bank of America before returning to school to become a certified public accountant. He retired in 1999. “I remember when he was working at home, he would have classical music playing in the background,” Rebecca Foster said. He had been an active member of the Woodland Hills Rotary and Lions organizations and a parishioner at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church in Woodland Hills. In his leisure time, Foster enjoyed fishing and golf. His Boston terrier, Toby, was a faithful companion until the dog’s death last year. Robert Harry Foster was born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Dora Perez on July 28, 1946. They lived in Glendale until 1952, when they moved to the Walnut Acres neighborhood of Woodland Hills. Foster is survived by his wife, Dora; son, Robert; daughter, Rebecca; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Inez Foster. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, with burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Kaiser Hospice, 13652 Cantara St., Plaza Building, Third floor, Panorama City, CA 91402. —Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 [email protected]