Ireland’s oldest mayor says age “is not an issue”

first_imgNews Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Previous articleBallybofey to Glenfin road re-opens following fatal road traffic collisionNext articleGardai to investigate claims of assault during Dublin school Annagry trip News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img Donegal County Council has selected Cllr Ian Mc Garvey as the new Mayor of Donegal.The 82-year-old from Ramelton, who replaces Cllr Frank McBrearty as Mayor, becomes the oldest Mayor in Ireland.Fianna Fail had put forward Cllr Sean McEniff to run against Cllr McGarvey, but Cllrs voted in favour of MrGarvey by 16 votes to 10.Cllr McGarvey, who is the first Independent Cllr to become Mayor of the county, told Highland Radio New that age is not an issue as far as he’s concerned.He said it’s an honour to be mayor at a very challenging time for local authorities……[podcast][/podcast] By News Highland – June 24, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ Ireland’s oldest mayor says age “is not an issue” Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Chelsea Ladies sign England star Carney

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed England international Karen Carney from Birmingham City Ladies.The 28-year-old midfielder, who has signed a two-year contract, has played 110 times for her country and was a key player for England at this year’s World Cup.Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has previously worked with Carney at Arsenal and the Chicago Red Stars.AdChoices广告“I am thrilled to have signed for Chelsea Ladies,” Carney said.“It is the right point in my career to begin a new challenge and having spoken to Emma we share the same ambitions and I firmly believe this is the place to achieve those goals.”Carney will be reunited with Chelsea’s former Arsenal players Katie Chapman, Gilly Flaherty and Gemma Davison.“I know her well having worked with her previously and she has a fantastic character both on and off the pitch,” said Hayes.“All our attacking players will benefit hugely from her vision and passing.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza reach French Open semis-finals

first_imgSania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi inched towards their second Grand Slam title together as they progressed to the mixed doubles semi-finals of the French Open after shocking second seeds Kveta Peschke and Mike Bryan, here on Monday.The seventh seed Indian pair breezed past the Czech-American pair 6-2, 6-3 in just under an hour in the quarter-finals of the clay court Major.The Indians saved all the four breakpoints they faced in the match and converted four of the five chances they got.Bhupathi and Mirza, the winners of the 2010 Australian Open, now await the winner of the other quarter-final match between the pairs of Galina Voskoboeva/Daniele Bracciali and Nuria Llagostera/Oliver Marach.Another Indian in the fray is Leander Paes, who along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina is set to take on top seeded Liezel Huber and Max Mirnyi in another last-eight stage contest.last_img read more

MS Dhoni centre of attraction in optional practice session at Eden Gardens

first_imgWith the three-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series already in India’s pocket, the third rubber against England on Sunday has little importance. But not for former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was seen in full tilt during the team’s optional training session at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. (Dhoni’s family, relatives expected to attend third ODI vs England)Only nine cricketers turned out on a sunny morning in Kolkata, with the likes of captain Virat Kohli and last match’s hero Yuvraj Singh opting out. Chief coach Anil Kumble was also absent from practice, with batting coach Sanjay Bangar present. (Dhawan battles thumb injury, not ruled out of third ODI)But what caught everyone’s eye was Dhoni who was seen hitting the nets — the first thig he did after entering the ground. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni first Indian to hit 200 ODI sixes)The 2011 World Cup winning skipper, who plundered the English attack in Cuttack with a calculative 134 off 122 balls, spent some time at the nets and was later seen assessing the pitch with keen interest. Dhoni also sat on his haunches, feeling the pitch with his hand. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni joins Tendulkar in elite list)With the ICC Champions Trophy being India’s next 50-over assignment and Dhoni now retired from Tests, the iconic wicket-keeeper doesn’t seem to take it easy by the look of things.Among those present in training were Shikhar Dhawan — battling a sore left thumb — Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja skipped training too.advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Here Is Connor Cook In His Full Oakland Raiders Uniform At The NFLPA Rookie Premiere

first_imgRaiders' Connor Cook in his uniform for the first time.Instagram/c_cook8After a fairly trying NFL Draft process, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook landed with the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round. He will be behind incumbent starter Derek Carr, but Cook has impressed his coaches thus far. Today, the NFLPA held its Rookie Premiere event, which featured the top NFL newcomers taking photos and filming videos in their new full uniforms. Cook juggled a couple of footballs in his shoot, where he shows off his new Raiders getup.last_img

Spotted Josh Brolin filming Deadpool 2 in Vancouver PHOTOS

first_imgAdvertisement Josh Brolin was spotted for the first time ever on the set of Deadpool 2. He was in full costume as Cable, the time travelling maniac and comrade of Ryan Reynold’s titular comic book character.He was joined on set by Zazie Beetz, who will be playing Domino in the Vancouver-shot sequel.Deadpool 2 took over Hastings street for most of  holiday Monday, taking advantage of being able to close the streets for the entire day. It will continue to shoot in downtown Vancouver for a few more days as well. Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Photo by Ken R / Daily Hive Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Photo by Ken R / Daily Hivecenter_img Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dalpe building off AllRookie campaign

Zac Dalpe was told to report to practice early last week. “I knew something was up, because I don’t usually come in that early,” he said. When Dalpe arrived, he was greeted with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Player of the Month award.Dalpe was honored for the month of January as he led the conference with five goals and three assists.“It’s flattering,” Dalpe said. “It’s a reflection of my team and its play.” The Buckeyes played at an all-conference level throughout January, posting a 4-1-1 record. For Dalpe, the award is just the most recent of many accolades he’s accumulated in his short career as a Buckeye. As a freshman, Dalpe was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team and was a top-three finalist for Rookie of the Year honors in the conference. His 13 goals ranked seventh in the NCAA for all freshmen and tied him for third on the team. But that wasn’t enough for him. The 6-foot-1-inch forward added 15 pounds to his frame in the offseason. Now in his sophomore campaign, Dalpe leads the team with 15 goals. He has also chipped in 16 assists totaling 31 points, which is also a team high. The assistant captain has played brilliantly all season and is playing his best hockey now as the Buckeyes near the postseason.However, the Buckeyes almost missed out on seeing Dalpe suit up in scarlet and gray. Dalpe, who is a native of Paris, Ontario, had to decide between Ohio State and the Ontario Hockey League.“There was a lot of talk of me going to play in the OHL and I was going to be an older guy [in that league],” Dalpe said. “I didn’t really want to be that. I wanted to be a small fish at first and try and get bigger.” For being a small fish, Dalpe has been a big catch for the Buckeyes.Another factor in Dalpe’s decision to come to Columbus was that he’d be joined by teammates Cory Schneider and Devon Krogh. Dalpe teamed up with the duo in 2007 as a member of the Penticton Vees in British Columbia. “I knew coming in as a freshman I wasn’t going to not know anyone,” Dalpe said. “I was obviously going to have a friend to start out with. That made the transition a little smoother.”Regardless of the reason Dalpe decided to become a Buckeye, the team and fans alike are glad he did and enjoy his ability to light the lamp. But for coach John Markell, Dalpe’s most redeeming quality isn’t his ability to score or to distribute the puck, like he did in a four-assist night Friday. Rather, it’s how hard he works every day in practice.“What I like about him is [that] he and his line mates are [assistant captains] but they’re practicing the way they want to play and it’s making it easier in the games,” Markell said. Dalpe’s effort on the ice – both in practice or during games – sets the tone for the Buckeyes. “He provides us with energy and leadership, even at a young age,” Markell said. “He’s got a lot of passion for the game and that’s what you need at this level.”Growing up in Canada, Dalpe has long since possessed that passion. Dalpe started playing hockey when he was 3 and says he played as much hockey as he could with his brothers Phil and Ben.“We spent a lot of time at the rink growing up, maybe too much for my mom and dad,” Dalpe said. “My brothers have a passion for the game and you can relate to them like no one else through hockey.”It goes without saying that Dalpe’s brothers were ecstatic for him when he was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2008 NHL entry draft. Dalpe said getting drafted was a life-long dream come true.“That’s all I wanted growing up. Sharing it with two brothers, who also play hockey, is something special,” Dalpe said. “Obviously to play in the NHL is my dream and I’m still working on it. Hopefully it can come true.” read more

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall out for 10 weeks following foot

Ohio State senior running back Jordan Hall will be out the next 10 weeks following foot surgery this past Friday. According to a statement released by the OSU department of athletics, Hall accidentally suffered a cut to the bottom of his right foot while walking in grass Wednesday. “This is an unfortunate accident to a really fine young man,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said in the release. “He’s handling things well, though. He’ll be in a non-weight bearing cast for about six weeks and then he’ll rehabilitate the injury for at least four weeks after that.” Meyer called Hall his top playmaker after the Buckeyes’ Spring Game on April 21 and is listed as the No. 1 running back on OSU’s first depth chart following spring ball. OSU running backs coach Stan Drayton said Hall made strides in his maturity and growing as a leader during the offseason. “I’ve seen an unbelievable change,” Drayton said. “The leadership and the toughness, both in the weight room and on the field, that was already there, but he’s taken it to another level.” In his career as a Buckeye, Hall has so far totaled 817 rushing yards and five touchdowns in addition to 21 receptions for 202 yards and four touchdowns. read more

Womens Basketball Stephanie Mavunga hopes to cook up victories for Ohio State

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga attempts a shot during the Buckeyes’ 110-80 exhibition win against Ashland on Oct. 29. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper was scrolling her Instagram feed during the summer and noticed redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga had posted a picture of herself.But Harper barely even recognized her best friend on the team.“Linnae texted me and was like, ‘Bruh, why do you look so skinny on Instagram?’” Mavunga said Wednesday, “I’m like, ‘I mean, I did lose a few pounds.’ She’s like, ‘Yo, it looks like there’s none of you left.’”Though Mavunga averaged 11.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game last season, becoming the third Buckeye player to average a double-double in program history, the 6-foot-3 forward decided she needed to slim down, gain muscle and get in better shape.Before this summer, Mavunga’s meals consisted of “whatever’s in the house.”“I would eat pizza, fried chicken, mac and cheese, all that good stuff,” Mavunga said. “So I just eat that stuff and then I’d eat desserts probably every day, or every other day … So I would eat huge, huge meals and then I’d eat late at night, as well. Sweets late at night, all that. It was just terrible.”Little did she know at the time, her laissez-faire approach to her diet was affecting her on-court performance. “Even now, I still practice in a hoodie to sweat more and stuff, that way if you feel all that heavy weight,” Mavunga said. “It’s like, ‘Dang, I don’t even know I played like this last year.’”So after she graduated and began preparation for her final collegiate season, Mavunga put herself on a strict diet.Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga answers questions at women’s basketball media day Oct. 10. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOut went the red meat, sweets, juice and fried chicken. No longer would she eat three meals with massive portions and snack on foods with empty calories throughout the day.Mavunga replaced the fatty foods and empty carbohydrates with meticulously prepared meals featuring clean meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as her favorite food, salmon. On Tuesday, for example, she ate five times. For breakfast, she had a peanut butter and banana sandwich. She specified she only uses natural peanut butter and eats it on wheat grain toast which, with a smirk, she called “the real stuff.” Then, after practice, she had eggs and turkey. Later that day, she ate a chicken salad before snacking on an apple with peanut butter, one of many dishes she calls her favorite. Mavunga finished the night off with ground chicken, carrots and quinoa.She also trimmed down the size of her meals in favor of a higher quantity of them throughout the day.“So now I eat smaller meals, but I eat so many times a day,” Mavunga said. “I just spread it all out so when I get hungry here, then I’ll eat, then I’ll eat, then I’ll eat. And like I drink a lot of water, so that makes me feel more full.”Mavunga credited her brothers, Julian and Jordache Mavunga, and her sister-in-law, Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga, for helping her stick to the diet as they all play either professional or college basketball.“We work out every day together,” Mavunga said. “So like I found myself, I’d eat with them before and after my workouts so then at dinner, it’s like why would I just mess up the meal all of a sudden?”A self-described cooking enthusiast, Mavunga makes as many meals as she can at her apartment. Since she lives alone, she said she feels like she does not have anyone around to entice her with less healthy foods, which makes sticking to the diet easier.Mavunga has tried to get some of her teammates into her diet, but has not found much success. Only two players even knew what quinoa was before she told them. Mavunga got Harper to try the stringent, regimented diet, but it didn’t last for more than a week.“Linnae would just start going crazy like, ‘Brah, I just need some juice,’” Mavunga said, laughing. “She’ll text me like, ‘I just want some fried chicken,’ and it would be so funny.”The diet will become more difficult to stick to since the team will travel to away games and she will have to eat meals on the road. But Mavunga is determined to stick to it, even if she allows more cheat days.“She’s gotten in the best shape of her life,” head coach Kevin McGuff said on Friday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. “She’s really taken her physical stature to another level. I’ve actually never been around a player, in over 20 years coaching, who’s done more in terms of her diet to change her body. She’s really getting up and down the floor and doing a wonderful job right now.”Mavunga said the day after Saturday’s opening exhibition win against Ashland in which she put up 28 points and 23 rebounds, she felt “so much different” than after games in past seasons. She felt better than usual despite playing the majority of the game as the sole post player surrounded by four guards.The Buckeyes need Mavunga to cook defenders on the court just as well as she cooks her salmon as the preseason first-team All-Big Ten forward fulfilling her potential will be key to Ohio State reaching its goal — a Final Four in Columbus. read more