RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K IN MEMORY OF THE LATE BRID CARR WILL TAKE PLACE IN APRIL

first_imgThe late Brid Carr.The date for this year’s Run Donegal Womens 5k has been confirmed for April 12th at 11am at The Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar. The event which was started to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer awareness and research will honour the memory of Glencolmcille mother Brid Carr who passed away late last year.Brid Carr was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in December 2010 shortly before her 51st Birthday. She is originally from Glencolmcille, Co Donegal and lived in London with her husband Seamus and their 3 children – Christina, Anna and Tom.She passed away on 11th October 2014 at age 54.She had suffered some abdominal pain and was dismissed by medical staff who did not equate the symptoms with cancer until she ended up in casualty.She was studying for a Masters degree and thought that it may be stress related and perhaps a stomach ulcer In 2012, after her second chemotherapy treatment, she joined the first global awareness campaign for ovarian cancer with charity Ovacome.She hoped that the Ovacome campaign will help to raise the profile of the disease to similar levels as breast cancer.B“Women need to realise that the cervical smear rarely picks up this disease, and if they have any symptoms which could be ovarian cancer they should ask for a CA125 blood test and a pelvic ultrasound scan to check them out for ovarian cancer”A total of 90 per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not know the symptoms and a third have not even heard of the disease.Ovacome have come up with an easy way to remember the main symptoms of the disease with the acronym BEAT . B is for bloating that does not come and go; E is for eating less and feeling fuller quicker; A is for abdominal pain; and T is for telling your GPOvarian cancer is diagnosed annually in nearly 25,000 women globally, and is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year.Statistics show that 45% of women with ovarian cancer are likely to survive for 5 years compared to up to 89% of women with breast cancer.In the final stages of her illness one of Brid’s requests was that she would like us to organise events to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for cancer research. We are carrying out her wishes and fundraising events are being organised in London and Donegal.The events in Donegal are a function being held in Harveys Point Hotel, Donegal Town on Monday 6th April 2015 and Womens 5K at Finn Valley, Stranorlar on Sunday 12th April 2015.All proceeds from these two events will go directly to cancer researchRUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K IN MEMORY OF THE LATE BRID CARR WILL TAKE PLACE IN APRIL was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsFeaturesnewsOvarian CancerRun DonegalSportWomen’s 5klast_img read more

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Tragedy for QPR youngster

first_imgThe father of QPR youngster Michael Doughty has been found dead at his home in Lincolnshire.Nigel Doughty, owner of Nottingham Forest, was 54.He bought Forest in 1999 for £11m and took over as chairman at the City Ground three years later.A lifelong fan, he is estimated to have invested more than £100m of his personal fortune in the Championship club.Michael Doughty, 19, is a product of QPR’s youth system and made his first-team debut in an FA Cup tie against Blackburn last season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Letter: Oakland needs to close the deal on A’s stadium

first_imgOakland needs to closedeal on A’s stadiumIt is getting a little frustrating to constantly see the city of Oakland lag behind on everything from policing to education and now to the win-win that is the building of the new A’s stadium.After two pro franchises have just left the city and the one remaining franchise desperately wants to stay in Oakland. Not only are they going to privately finance their own stadium, but now the A’s are going to build affordable housing at the Coliseum, and the …last_img

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Copper Mine at Timna Shows Solomon’s Power

first_imgContinuing discoveries in the Timna Valley in southern Israel near the Gulf of Aqaba show the widespread and dominant influence of Solomon’s kingdom.At Fox News, James Rogers reports about new findings at the extensive copper mining operations at Timna. In “King Solomon-era fort in southern Israel reveals its secrets,” he shares the new radiocarbon data from organic remains at a fortress near the mines that dates to the reigns of David and Solomon.The gatehouse complex, which dates to the 10th century B.C., was unearthed in Southern Israel’s Timna Valley in 2014. Recent analysis of organic remains found within the fortification’s donkey stables, however, has given experts vital clues about the people who inhabited the fort.Experts were able to study animal bones and dung preserved in the hyper-arid climate of the Timna Valley. “When we uncovered the stables, the material was so well preserved and ‘fresh’ that we could not believe it is 3,000 years old,” Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University’s Institute of Archaeology, one of the excavation leaders, told FoxNews.com via email. “Only when the dates came back from the lab we were reassured that indeed these were the remains of stables and other activities from the time of David and Solomon.”Tourists explore copper mines in the Timna Valley, Israel. Photo by David Coppedge, 2006.Researchers were even able to determine what the soldiers fed their donkeys and other animals.Built of sturdy stone to defend against invasions, the fortification had pens for draft animals and other livestock. By studying pollen, seed and fauna in the dung, experts found that the animals were fed with hay and the remains of grapes, which was delivered from the Mediterranean coast hundreds of miles away.An extensive communications network would have been required to establish trade links and defense capabilities hundreds of miles from the coast and from the capital in Jerusalem. “The evidence demonstrates long-distance connections with the Mediterranean region,” said Ben-Yosef. Timna is about 150 miles south of Jerusalem, and about 220 miles from Acco, if that could be considered one of the nearest ports for delivery of animal feed.The Timna site, discovered in 1934 and first thought to be a slave camp, turned out to be much more. Ben-Yosef proved in 2014 that the Iron Age remains were not from a slave camp, but indicated a “hierarchical, sophisticated society.” Finds like this overthrow revisionist notions that David and Solomon were mere tribal chieftans with limited knowledge and influence. Timna speaks of a kingdom capable of widespread trade, coordinated defenses, and sophisticated resources. Engravings show that Timna was under Egyptian control in the first half of the 12th century BC under pharoah Rameses III, but that was two centuries later.The fact that the two-room fortification is located within one of the largest ancient smelting plants in the Timna Valley is particularly important, according to Ben-Yosef. “Until now we didn’t have evidence for military conflicts in the copper mines of Timna at this period,” he told FoxNews.com. “Moreover, they are in accord with the biblical accounts depicting wars between David and the Edomites who inhabited this region.”The archaeologist added that, with biblical historians hotly debating these accounts, any evidence is of great importance.Work is continuing under the auspices of Tel Aviv University.Update 1/14/17: Live Science says that the remains do not indicate a diet of slaves. Instead, “the metalworkers ate good cuts of meat, pistachios and fish imported from the Mediterranean, suggesting they had a rather high status and were valued for their craft.”When you hear archaeologists scoff at Biblical narratives, stating that they have only “spiritual” meaning for “faith” but don’t represent actual history, just wait. Further evidence usually shows the critics wrong. Two documentaries about the Exodus, Patterns of Evidence and The Exodus Revealed illustrate that theme clearly. Experts can be wrong, just as they are about evolution. Taught the consensus in the universities, their biases reinforce each other. The scoffing often comes first – then the interpretation of evidence. Remove the scoffing attitude, look at the evidence with an open mind, and conflicts with Scripture often evaporate. (Visited 128 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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UK riots: Losses estimated at around 100 million pounds

first_imgStores smashed and looted by rampaging mobs, buildings in flames – the damage was to London and other English cities, but the images were beamed around the world.Four days of riots have already cost businesses and insurers hundreds of millions of dollars. The cost to Britain’s reputation – and its lucrative tourist trade in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games – may be incalculable.London’s historic centre, visited by millions of tourists a year, has been almost untouched by the riots which hit a handful of inner-city and suburban areas. That hasn’t stopped images of flaming buildings and shattered shops under headlines like “London’s burning” flashing around the globe.”People read that there are riots in London, they think people are rioting on Tower Bridge or in front of Parliament,” said Tom Rees, senior travel and tourism analyst at market research firm Mintel.”The impression people are getting in other countries is that a lawless state existed in London for a few days,” he added. “The impression could be fostered that it’s just not safe, and that’s a tremendous problem for tourism.”So far there is little hard data, but Rees said there are anecdotal reports about people cancelling trips to London.”I think there is certainly going to be a damaging short-term impact on arrivals,” he said.Patricia Yates of Visit Britain said tourism businesses had seen “concern from some consumers” but not yet cancellations.Most tourist attractions have been unaffected by the rioting. Museums, art galleries, and West End theatres have remained open – though several smaller theatres in riot-hit London neighbourhoods cancelled performances on Tuesday.advertisementThe sports industry has been hit, with a soccer match scheduled for Wednesday between England and the Netherlands at London’s Wembley stadium cancelled to free up police officers for riot duty. Britain’s soccer authorities said they were in talks with police to see whether this weekend’s season-opening matches of the Premier League could still go ahead in London.Tom Jenkins, chief executive of the European Tour Operators Association, said the images of riots looked bad, but the disturbances would have little long-term impact on Britain’s resilient tourism industry.”My members move tens of thousands of visitors in London every day and I haven’t had any reports of anyone being caught up in it,” he said.”We’ve had major terrorist bombings, we’ve had sustained IRA campaign, we’ve had riots before. London is one of the most vibrant and safest places a tourist could go to. And that remains the case.”Aside from the impact on tourism, the riots have hurt a huge range of British businesses, big and small.The looters’ targets ranged from corner stores, stripped of booze, cigarettes and candy, to chains selling youth-friendly gear such as sportswear retailer JD Sports, music-seller HMV.A huge warehouse in north London owned by Sony Corp. subsidiary Sony DADC was torched on Monday, destroying thousands of computer games, DVDs and CDs – including the stock of a distributor for dozens of independent music labels.Domino, one of the labels affected, said the new single by British band Arctic Monkeys will only be available for download only because it has no physical copies to ship to stores.Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of the London Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said the riots could not have come at a worse time – less than a year ahead of the 2012 Olympics and with Britain’s economy still fragile after a prolonged recession.”At a time when the capital’s businesses should be focusing on growth and job creation, the riots have prevented them from going about their day-to-day business,” he said. “Many firms have had to put contingency plans in place, with some forced to close early in order to save their property from possible criminal damage.”The Association of British Insurers says insurance companies are expecting losses of “well over” 100 million pounds ($160 million) from the mayhem, although Rolf Tanner, spokesman for insurance giant Swiss Reinsurance Company, said all estimates of the cost of the damage are premature.”The unrest has so far hit mainly the poorer areas of London and other cities, where insurance density and insured values tend to be lower than the country average,” he said.Most retailers hit by looting will be covered by insurance policies, but James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, said some small shopkeepers “might be uninsured or underinsured.”He said those retailers can use a piece of 19th-century legislation called the Riot Damages Act to claim money back from the police for failing to protect them – but only if they apply within 14 days. Lowman said his association was trying to get the government to extend that period.advertisementHe is more worried about the long-term effect on small businesses, should trouble and fear persist.On Tuesday stores in many parts of London closed early or even boarded up their windows from fear of violence that never materialized.Lowman said that trade from shutdowns can’t be claimed back from insurers. And small stores can’t afford the private security guards employed by larger retailers.”In Northern Ireland, which had trouble with riots for many years, there is evidence there that sometimes retailers just give up,” Lowman said. “And that’s tragic.”last_img read more

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Kane: I can score against any team

first_imgTottenham Hotspur ‘I’ll score against anyone in the world’ – Kane warns rivals after Dortmund double Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) HD Harry Kane Tottenham Dan Istitene Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League The England international scored twice against Peter Bosz’s side in the Champions League, one of which he says may have been his best ever Harry Kane believes he can score against the best teams in the world, after inspiring Tottenham to a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.The England international scored twice at Wembley as Mauricio Pochettino’s men kicked off their Champions League campaign with a terrific victory over the Bundesliga giants.Kane 13/8 first scorer v Swansea Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The result leaves Spurs second in a tough-looking group which also features Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia, and Kane believes that he has the ability to score against the very best, with back-to-back ties against the European champions to come after a trip to Cyprus.“In my eyes there’s still a long way to go,” he told reporters after being asked if he had achieved world-class status. “I’m very proud to be where I am and to produce my best against the best is what it’s all about.Harry Kane Tottenham DortmundHarry Kane Tottenham“It’s a pleasing night for myself, personally, and for the team as well so I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing, keep working hard.“I fancy myself to score against anyone in Europe or in the world. I’ve just got to take that confidence going forward and with the players I’ve got behind me, setting me up, I should be okay.”Heung-Min Son scored Spurs’ opening goal after being set away by Kane, and the 24-year-old then scored his side’s second – the third of the match after Andriy Yarmolenko’s exquisite equaliser – with an excellent individual strike.Collecting the ball on the halfway line, Kane shrugged off two Dortmund challenges before sending a rasping drive past Roman Burki, and then sealed the victory with a skidding low effort on the hour mark.And Kane was thrilled with his first goal of the night, marking it out as one of the finest he has scored for Spurs.GFX Info Harry Kane Tottenham BVB quote“It’s probably one of the best goals I’ve scored for Spurs. A good individual goal, Jan just kind of booted it up in the air and I was there to chase it down and managed to get a good finish off in the end. It’s great to get a goal at a vital time, just after they got it back to 1-1 and we had chances in the second half to finish it off, we got the third and saw the game out well.”While important in terms of momentum in Europe, Spurs’ win also marked their first of the season at Wembley, their temporary home for the campaign.Kane, though, believes that the victory will achieve little if they do not build on it, with Swansea City to visit this weekend.“That’s important, to build on it.” he said. “We’ve had a fantastic result here tonight, the fans are buzzing, we’re buzzing so now we’ve got to back that up at the weekend.“Swansea will come here and try and make it difficult for us to play but we’ve got a good win, now we’ve got to build on that and make this a really tough place for people to come.”last_img read more

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