FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Omo Oboh and New Orleans’ Danielle Lorenz are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Oboh completed opening weekend for the Colonels with her debut in the 60-meter hurdles and a career-best mark in the 400m dash. The Missouri City, Texas, product competed at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational in Baton Rouge, La., registering a 59.33 in the 400m race and an 8.89 in the 60m hurdles.Lorenz capped a second-place performance in the shot put for the Privateers at the LSU Purple Tiger meet with a 47-10 (14.58 meters) toss.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Omo Oboh, Nicholls – So. – Missouri City, TexasOboh composed a career day in the Colonels’ season opener at the LSU Purple Tiger, notching a career-best in the 400m dash (59.33s). She also secured the program’s No. 2 all-time performance in her 60m Hurdle debut with an 8.89 finish.Honorable Mention: Shamara Shannon, New Orleans.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Danielle Lorenz, New Orleans – Sr. – Dardanelle, Ark.Lorenz took second place honors in the shot put at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational with a 47-10 (14.58m) throw. The mark ranks second in the Southland so far this season and stands at No. 62 overall in the nation.Honorable Mention: Chelsea Harrington, Nicholls; LaTyria Jefferson, Northwestern State.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Irving made a 3 and was fouled by Westbrook. Irving missed the free throw, but came up with the rebound and made a layup to put the Celtics up 87-81 with 4:13 to play. Irving’s layup with 14.6 seconds remaining gave Boston a five-point lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony had 10 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17.In a play that seemingly summarized the first half, Irving drove hard to the hoop in the closing seconds of the second quarter and went for a layup before Andre Roberson emphatically swatted it to the ground as time expired with the Thunder leading 55-37. Irving was 1 of 9 from the field before the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoston chipped away at Oklahoma City’s lead throughout the third quarter and cut it to a point. Irving had nine points in the period to help the Celtics shave their deficit to 71-67.A 3-pointer by Semi Ojeleye with just under six minutes to play tied it at 79, and a 3-pointer by Horford put the Celtics ahead 82-79. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments
Moreland, 32, spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rangers. The 32-year-old left-handed batter hit .246 with 22 homers 79 RBIs in his first season with the team last year. His home run total was just behind Mookie Betts (24) and Hanley Ramirez (23) on the Red Sox, who hit an AL-low 168 for the season.“I love playing here, love the guys, everything about it,” Moreland said in a conference call with reporters. “Looking forward to being back and maybe taking care of some unfinished business.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMoreland broke his toe last year, but never went on the disabled list, playing in a career-high 149 games.“I don’t like to point fingers at things. I know it didn’t feel good,” he said. “That’s who I am, I’m trying to go out there and play. … I’m not planning to break my toe this year, so hopefully we can stay out of that.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES “Hanley will be capable of playing first base this year,” Dombrowski said. “If we open the season as we are right now with no other additions, I’m really not sure how that would split.”Moreland won a Gold Glove in 2016 and was a finalist for the award last season. Dombrowski said his defense makes him more valuable than he may appear.“There are a couple of guys that hit more home runs, that from an offensive perspective might be more appealing,” Dombrowski said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Moreland gets $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons as part of the deal announced Monday. He can earn $500,000 annually in performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 500 and 550 plate appearances.Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski said the team wanted to look around before bringing Moreland back. When Carlos Santana signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, that removed one of the big options.“We jumped in at that point,” Dombrowski said. “We figured we would move forward at that time.”Moreland’s return could reduce playing time for Ramirez, who could be traded. Ramirez’s contract includes a $22 million option for 2019 that would become guaranteed if he has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017 and ’18 combined and passes a physical at the end of next season. Ramirez had 553 plate appearances last season.Ramirez started 108 games at designated hitter and 17 at first base last season, when he was slowed by a left shoulder injury that required surgery in October. Bryce Brentz and Blake Swihart are DH options against left-handed pitchers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ FILE – This Sept. 23, 2017 file photo shows Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland celebrating in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Robert Stephenson in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Moreland is remaining with the Red Sox, agreeing to a $13 million, two-year contract, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)BOSTON — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora.“He’s a great baseball guy,” said Moreland, who was on the Texas Rangers when Cora made a brief appearance there in 2010. “He was a great teammate then, and I don’t expect anything different from him as a manager.”ADVERTISEMENT Slain NBA star’s ex-wife appears in California court
The VE Brandl Pee Wee B Flyers had a tough weekend losing all three of their games in the tier 1 Pee Wee tournament in Dawson Creek. Highlights for the Flyers were some great goal tending by both Logan Edwards and Lane Delfs, and having six different players score on the weekend. Jarod Lang and Alex Hartman both had a pair, while Ricky Bateman, Jordan Kosinsky, Gavin Gould and Emerson Loewen all contributed with singles. The Pee Wee B Flyers will play at the Kidâ€™s Arena on Nov. 15 and 16th at 3:30 pm. – Advertisement –
The cast of the filmAlecoe Haughey, 11, from Killybegs is pinching herself after landing a role in a star-studded Christmas film. Thousands of young hopeful actors and actresses auditioned for what was a life changing opportunity for the young cast selected.Thankfully Alecoe was one of the very few young actresses chosen to star in the movie “A Christmas Star”. She was put through a rigorous auditioning process, but the young actresses performed exceptionally well throughout the entire process, to ensure she landed the coveted role.11-year old Alecoe attends Niall Mor NS, and her mother Anne said she’s absolutely over the moon to have landed the part.She told Donegal Daily, “From an early age she performed little shows at home with her brother and declared almost from when she could speak that she wanted to be an actress.“Finding out she has been selected for a part in A Christmas Star is just a dream come true for Alecoe. “She has enjoyed every minute of each audition. She has made new friends and hopefully will make a lot more.“With each additional callback her confidence grew and getting the final offer of a part was just a joy beyond words for Alecoe.“She just can’t wait for the filming to begin.The young actress will be starring alongside some blockbuster names in the film industry, most notably Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson, who will provide the film’s voiceover.Other notable names set to appear in the film are, Bronagh Waugh (The Fall) and Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, The Crimson Field). The film is being produced by Oscar winning film producer, Gareth Ellis Unwin who produced the critically acclaimed film The King’s Speech which starred Colin Firth.The film also boasts the influences of acclaimed director Richard Elson (M.I. High, Shadow Trade, Steffi) and award winning film composer, Patrick Doyle as part of its production team.The film itself, is a classic Cinemagic Christmas film.It’s a heart-warming story of a spirited young girl who charms an entire village. The film is set to hit the screens in early December 2015.DREAM COMES TRUE FOR YOUNG DONEGAL ACTRESS SET TO APPEAR IN STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS FILM was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:A Christmas StaractressCastEntertainmentFeaturesHollywoodLiam NeesonnewsProduction team
Ladies Donegal Junior Championship Termon B 2–2 Naomh Muire 7–7By James Trearty Emma O Donnell stars as Naomh Muire progressEmma O’Donnell was in sparkling form as Naomh Muire progressed in the Donegal Junior Championship game at the Burn Road.Termon who were on the back foot from the opening O Donnell point after 30 seconds found this well oiled Naomh Muire outfit hard to handle but a speculative lob into the Naomh Muire goal area by Tara Mc Daid ended in the Naomh Muire net courtesy of a mixture of luck and poor defending. But Naomh Muire bounced back with Lisa Mc Gee and O Donnell raising green flags for the visitors to lead at HT Termon 1–1 Naomh Mhuire 2–1.Harry Mc Glynn and assistant Noel Mc Bride’s Termon team was under pressure from the start of the second half when O Donnell fired into Emer Mc Glynn’s net two minutes after the resumption. Robbie O’Donnell the Naomh Muire manager could look on with glee as his young team piled on further scores courtesy of Lauren Ni Ruairi and Erica Hanna. Termon did battle hard and were rewarded when Daria Mc Glynn goaled following good work from Maura Kelly who fed Caroline Duffy who found Mc Glynn with an inch perfect pass. But the evening belonged to Naomh Muire and as efficient Referee Liam Mc Conigley from Downings blew the final whistle Termon were defeated by a strong Naomh Muire team final score Termon 2–2 Naomh Mhuire 7–7Termon panel was Emer Mc Glynn, Maura Kelly, Aoife Ryan, Martina Kelly, Ann Mc Glynn, Aisling Ryan, Emily o Flynn, Helen Vickory, Carolyn Duffy, Daria Mc Glynn, Tara Mc Daid, Sally Ann Mc Fadden, Bronagh Tinney, LIsa Mc Glynn Celine Mc Daid, Niamh Kelly, Aoife Steward, Leanna DuffyNaomh Mhuire Sara Sweeney, Katie Ni Thrasaigh, Orlaith Mc Dowell Hannah Gallaghoir, Aoife Mc Garvey, Jade Mc Donnell, Sara O Gara, Nicole Boyle, Erica Hanna, Lisa Mc Gee, Caroline Sharkey, Emma O Donnell Lauren Ni Rurari, Katie o Gara, Aibhe o DonnellReferee Liam McConigley Downings LADIES FOOTBALL: NAOMH MUIRE PROGRESS AFTER IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER TERMON was last modified: August 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:Donegal LGFAJunior ChampionshipLadies FootballNAOMH MUIRETermon B
There were no Olympic medals but August was still a special month for Donegal sport as the county had four competitors at the global games in Rio. Letterkenny’s Sinead Jennings finished sixth in the Lightweight Double Sculls Final with her partner Claire Lambe. Milford man Brendan Boyce crossed the line in a highly respectable 19 th place in the 50k Race Walk Final in a time of 3:53:59. After getting through his first heat there was disappointment for Letterkenny’s Mark English who failed in his bid to reach the 800m Final in Rio.The reigning Overall Donegal Sports Star Awards winner came close though finishing fifth but it was only the top four who qualified for the final. And last but not least Chloe Magee became the first Donegal sports person to take part in three Olympic Games’ but the Raphoe woman who was drawn in a tough group was unable to advance to the knock-out stages. Those achievements rightly put Jennings, Boyce, English and Magee on the list of sporting highlights in the Donegal.Sports Star Awards August reviewDungloe man PJ Gallagher also had a memorable month as he captained Ireland who came out on top for the first time ever in the Indoor Short Mat at the 2016 Bowls Trader World Cup in Birmingham after beating Sweden 5-1. Gallagher, a member of the Burtonport Bowling Club, was the only member of the Irish team to win all five of his games at the tournament. There was a huge success for Glenties man Kieran McDyre who won gold at the European Surf Kayak championships in France in the ‘High Performance’ category. Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club member Margaret Kelly qualified for the World Championships after finishing sixth in her category at the European Championships in Weisbaden, Germany.The global finals take place in Tennessee, USA next year. In early August, Lifford/Strabane A.C. member Brendan O’Donnell won the Hammer while competing for Ireland at the International Celtic Games in Swansea. And Gweedore’s Fodhia McFadden, representing her country for the first time, won the Women’s Triple Jump with a new Personal Best of 11.08m in Swansea.Finn Valley’s James Kelly took the English U17 Shot Putt title with a throw of 16.64m in Bradford. In motorcycling Kilmacrennan’s Rhys Irwin managed magnificent three podium finishes from four races at the Superteens UK Asprilia Championships in Rockingham. Rhys and his older brother Caolan made another mark in the race history books when becoming the first two brothers to occupy the elusive poles position for their respective races. Later in the month Rhys Irwin took his seventh UK win in Round 6 of the British Superteens Aprilia Championship at the InternationalAngelsea Race track, Wales. As a result of his successes in 2016 he is the youngest of five Irish riders chosen to go forward for the ‘Young Irish Rider of the Year”.The reigning Donegal Sports Star ‘International Achievement’ award winner Brett McGinty won his eighth Irish juvenile boxing title after his Welterweight Final against Paul Ryan from the Bay City Club in Dublin was stopped in the third round with the St. Johnston lad being declared the winner by TKO. Carrigart man Hugh Gallagher won four gold medals at the Irish Masters Athletics Championships in Tullamore.The 91-year- old’s successes came in the Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin and Long Jump. Donegal’s Minor All-Ireland title bid came to a disappointing end losing 2-12 to 1-11 against Galway at Croke Park. In the middle of the month Sean Devenney and Eamonn Harkin from the Northwest Snooker Club in Lettereknny were members of the Republic of Ireland team who took part in the World U18 Championships in Mol, Belguim.Killybegs man Shaun Kelly was a member of the Limerick F.C. side that clinched the League of Ireland Division 1 title and promotion to the top flight thanks to a 3-2 win over UCD at the Belfield Bowl with six games still remaining. The Donegal Derry Vipers won the Irish American Football Section 2 Championship by defeating the Wexford Eagles 33-29 at the Westsmantown Youth RFC grounds in Dublin. Dunlewey girl Amanda Gallagher won the Irish U16 Time Trial Championship in Kanturk, Co. Cork for the third consecutive year. Amanda also won silver medals in the Road Race and Criterium. Rosses A.C’s Ciaran McGonagle won the Donegal Marathon in a time of 2.41.15 while Catriona Jennings was first in the women’s section at 2.53.14. It turned out to be a unique double for the Jennings family as sister Sinead, just nine days after competing at the Rio Olympics, was first in the Half Marathon (1.23.40) and Letterkenny A.C.’s Pauric Breslin won the men’s category here.In the middle of August the Donegal senior ladies put up a big performance but lost 1-13 to 2-7 to Dublin in the All-Ireland quarter-final tie played at Pearse Stadium in Longford. On the first day of the month Michael Naughton’s side had caused a shock by defeating Galway 3-15 to 4-11 despite being short a handful of key players win. Meanwhile their male counterparts bid for All-Ireland glory ended on the quarter-final stage at Croke Park where reigning champions Dublin progressed to thanks to a 1-15 to 1-10 victory over Rory Gallagher’s side despite ending the match with just 13 players on the pitch. In the sport of Mind Games Kilmacrennan’s Jonathon Peoples won the Ulster Chess Championship’s Intermediate Section at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.Early in the month the 2014 Donegal Sports Star ‘Motorsport’ Award winners Declan and Brian Boyle in their Fiesta WRC won the Tipperary Rally in Clonmel convincingly by 34.7 seconds from Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble. In motorcycling on round seven of the British Superbike Championships at Brands Hatch, Kilmacrennan’s Richard Kerr had a fantastic fourth place finish on the Sunday after crashing out on the previous day meaning a marathon ten hours rebuilding the bike.It was a miserable month for Finn Harps who suffered three successive defeats when going 2-0 to Shamrock Rovers and 5-0 to Derry City both in Ballybofey and 2-0 to Bohemians at Dalymount Park. The Lagan Ladies retained the Donegal Senior Women’s League title with a 3-0 victory over Bonagee Utd at the Dry Arch. In endurance sport Siobhan Gallagher from the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club was third in Category 1 race and Finn Begley was fourth in the Olympic National Series in Hazelwood, Co. Sligo.For more information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie or visit us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.Donegal Sport Star August Review: Donegal well represented in Rio was last modified: September 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Donegal Sport Star AwardsGAAOlympicsRio
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF It was a dream home league debut for Tyler Roberts, who scored twice to help Leeds secure a 3-0 over Preston at Elland Road and extend their lead at the top of the Championship.The Wales international scored twice in eight second-half minutes after Liam Cooper gave Leeds the lead just before the break. silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings smart causal Lloyd Kelly pulled one back for City, but Harvey Barnes fired West Brom’s fourth before Famara Diedhiou notched another consolation for the visitors.Stoke registered just their second league win of the season thanks to Joe Allen’s goal early in the second period in a 1-0 home win against Swansea.Aston Villa jumped six places into the final play-off spot after registering their first league win in as many matches, 2-0 at home against Rotherham.Tammy Abraham’s first goal since arriving on loan from Chelsea put Villa in front at half-time and Yannick Bolasie headed their second on his full debut for the club. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Leeds’ promotion bid is going from strength to strength How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won A fifth league win of the season extended Leeds’ unbeaten start to eight matches and lifted them three points clear of Brentford, who remain second after being held 1-1 at Ipswich.Neal Maupay’s header put the Bees 1-0 up at half-time, but Kayden Jackson headed Ipswich’s equaliser with 17 minutes left.West Brom climbed up to third place by halting Bristol City’s four-game winning run with a 4-2 victory at The Hawthorns.Jay Rodriguez converted a penalty, after Dwight Gayle had been fouled by Adam Webster, and after Gayle had made it 2-0 notched his second to put the Baggies 3-0 up at half-time. After a shaky start to the season, Darren Moore’s side are stringing together some decent results RANKED MONEY REVEALED Latest Football News 2 Derby slipped one place to eighth after a goalless home draw against Blackburn after spurning several chances.Mason Mount went closest for the Rams early in the second period when his free-kick hit the crossbar.Wigan bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at Brentford by beating Hull 2-1 at the DW Stadium.Sam Morsy and Josh Windass’s header put the Latics 2-0 up before Jarrod Bowen reduced the deficit before the break. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions
The visiting European teachers pictured with some of the staff and pupils from St. Baithin’s N.S.St. Baithin’s N.S in St Johnston was buzzing with excitement last week as it welcomed 20 teachers from 7 European primary schools to their school as part of the Comenius School Partnership.This initiative is part of the European Commissions Life Long learning Programme and focuses on the first phase of education in Primary and Secondary schools. Schools create partners with other schools throughout Europe to work on projects which are pedagogically relevant and encourage intercultural exchange.European teachers are taught to set dance by Ms. Mc Kenna Clarke and the pupils from 4th and 5th classes.St. Baithin’s N.S. paired up with primary schools in Greece, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark and Spain.The 20 teachers arrived on Tuesday and spent two very enjoyable days visiting the school, sampling the Irish education system in the classrooms and being entertained by the children with irish music and culture. All the pupils interacted with the visiting teachers and also communicated with the European children via Skype over the two days.The teachers were also taught set dancing and left experts in St. Brigid cross making. The project will run over two years with close communication between the pupils and staff of St. Baithin’s N.S. and their linked European primary schools.European teachers learning the art of making St. Brigid crosses at St. Baithin’s N.S., St. Johnston. GREECE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, DENMARK AND SPAIN JOIN ST.BAITHIN’S CULTURE CLUB! was last modified: February 5th, 2014 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:St Baithin’s NSSt Johnston
“You can look at it on the news, but it doesn’t give the storm credit. You can’t even understand the amount of damage,” McGauley said. Homeless residents were like the “walking wounded,” said McGauley. They had nothing but the clothes on their backs and lived in their cars or with sympathetic neighbors whose houses were still standing. But instead of providing emergency medical assistance and carrying people over their shoulders out of flooded homes, the firefighters were tracking down baby food and delivering food, water and ice to starving hurricane survivors. “We passed out information, consoled victims and found ways to meet individuals’ needs,” Kozicki said. Stennis Space Center set up base camps for about 3,000 emergency responders — including the four firefighters — where they slept and ate at an improvised cafeteria. The men were impressed by the resiliency they found among residents. Survivors banded together and moved into homes that could still provide shelter. But, even if someone’s home wasn’t destroyed, they had no electricity and limited food supplies. “The experience gave us a unique perspective into people,” said McGauley. “People are the same everywhere. They had the perfect opportunity to say ‘Poor me, poor me.’ They got steamrolled out there. But they came together as a group and supported each other.” After a month, the men were happy to return home to a city that they could now appreciate for its relative normality. Chief Welland was happy to see the men return too. “They got an insight into the softer side of things — how people react to adverse conditions, and how they band together.” The men said they were just doing their jobs. They said they became firefighters to help others, and in Mississippi, they were able to help hundreds of people who could always remember their kindness. — Sandy Mazza can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — — After Hurricane Katrina, the country needed a lot of good men and women to help feed and provide water and shelter for newly homeless people on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Four Santa Fe Springs firefighters were among those who answered the call, taking a southeast-bound red-eye flight on Sept. 2 into an area where thousands were stranded or fleeing for their lives. They were going to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a 36-mile devastated coastal area for a month. On Wednesday they were back at work at the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I gave them permission to go because I thought it was a good thing to do for Gulf Coast residents,” Fire Chief Neal Welland said. “It was valuable for them, and beneficial for us as a department.” While fellow firefighters worked overtime to fill their spots, Bill Noble, Chad Von Meeteren, Thomas McGauley and Michael Kozicki traveled into the lingering devastation of Katrina. Unsure what they would find when they arrived, the men packed for a camping trip. They loaded matching tents, mosquito nets and water treatment pills onto the plane, sure that they would be spending their days pulling bodies from rubble and saving lives. But it wasn’t quite like that. The area was devastated by a 25-foot storm surge and wave that smashed homes, tore down power lines, and knocked down bridges and street lights.