Fort St. John Snowshoe racer representing Canada in South Korea

first_imgJakubowski says that hometown motivation helps fuel her competitive fire.”I’ve got the city of Fort St. John behind me…When I see people at the track, I know I can’t let them down, so when I’m racing, I speed up. People cheering me on, that makes me go faster, and it makes me not want to stop, because I keep telling myself, yes there are people behind you watching, you can’t slow down now.”Opening ceremonies for the 2013 for Special Olympics World Games will be held January 29, with the competition running until February 5. Jakubowski adds that will be a more challenging aspect of the race to overcome than the actual physical act of showshoeing.She also says another challenge will be maintaining her regimented diet while in Korea, saying the addition of much spicier foods is something she also has to prepare for.However, all the factors leading up to her races won’t deter Jakubowski from achieving her set goals.”I’m aiming to bring some golds back, or a gold and a silver, or at least a bronze. I just want to bring a medal back for Canada.”She adds that winning a medal for her country would be great, but the real victory would be bringing a medal back to show her hometown supporters.Advertisement Jakubowski says that she can use that experience as motivation and that if she is ever trailing in a race, she can just imagine that moose chasing her to help improve her speed.Physically, she says she is healthy entering the competition, but that keeping free of sickness is tough with the constant outdoor training she puts her body through. However, she says lots of sleep, a balanced diet and an ample supply of green tea has provided her with top notch health.The snowshoe racer has also trained in Canmore, Alberta, to help simulate the thinner air of PyeongChang, due to the much higher elevation of the mountainous region.”We are higher up in the mountains, which is why we went to Canmore to do more training. So that way we know what the air is going to be like, which is the reason we are going there a bit earlier, to get used to the different air. It’s harder to run when you’re not use to certain air.”Advertisementcenter_img On January 24, Jakubowski will travel 11 hours to South Korea, where over the week-long span of the games she will compete in various snowshoe racing events, including the 1600 metre and 800 metre individual distances, the two races she feels will be the most challenging, along with a 4 X 100 relay race, in which she will run in the third position.Qualifying for the world-wide competition wasn’t an easy task to accomplish, as competitors must earn high scores at their respective nationals to gain entrance. Luckily for Jakubowski, a bronze medal in the 1600 metre event and gold medals in both the 800 and 400 metre distances earned the Peace Region athlete a chance to represent her country.She says competing at nationals was great preparation for South Korea, as it put her against her stiffest competition yet.- Advertisement -It’s an exciting trip for the athlete, who will not only be experiencing Korea for the first time, but will be competing in her first Special Olympics World Games.In preparation for this monumental competition, Jakubowski has been training three times a week in Fort St. John, setting up her own racing track in Mathews Park, where she can simulate a competitive race track. She says along with practicing on an actual track, the park provides some unexpected training obstacles as well.”I ended up getting chased by a moose through the park. We didn’t think it would come after me, and my coach told me to keep going, and yeah, it came after me.”Advertisementlast_img read more

GAEILGE Na hARDTEISTE AR RnaG

first_imgA new six-part series on Raidió na Gaeltachta is to look at all aspects of the Irish Leaving Cert exam.Presented by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, the first three programmes will focus on the oral part of the exam.Other areas covered will include poetry, prose and composition. The series will also offer lots of tips, advice to help students.Gaeilge na hArdteiste will start on Sunday March 1st – March 6th.GAEILGE Na hARDTEISTE AR RnaG was last modified: February 25th, 2015 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:gaeilgeLeaving certProgrammeRnaGlast_img read more

NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS

first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance Narin/Portnoo G.C.Saturday 22nd October 2011 Par 73 S.S.S.73Ist Net Eamonn McGlinchey (9) Letterkenny G.C. 68 2nd Nett John Callan (5) Ballycastle G.C.                  713rd Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C.     72 B.O.T.4th Nett   James Callan (10) Strabane G.C.               725thn Nett   Pat Keating (18) Letterkenny G.C.             73 6TH Nett   George McCay (21) Strabane G.C.               74 B.O.T.1st Gross   Sean Quigg (2) City Of Derry G.C.                752Nd Gross   Enda Kennedy (Scr) Rosapenna G.C.           77 B.O.T.3RD Gross   Connor Mallon (scr) Narin/Portnoo G.C.    77 B.O.T.4TH Gross   Noel Callan (scr) Faughan Valley G.C.             77 5TH Gross   Derek McNeill (2) Ballybofey/Stranorlar G.C. 786TH Gross    James Kelly (5) City Of Derry G.C.                        79The following had a “2” S.Quigg,W.O’Brien,E.Corry,J.Blake,A.Corry, M.Bradley,G.King,James Callan,O.McGettigan,G.McElhinney,S.Devlin,N.Patton,while E.McGlinchey had 2 of them.The weather for golf has really moved into winter mode when the Alliance came to play Nairn/Portnoo on Saturday last. The day dawned with slight wind and a gentle drizzle of rain, the wind then increased and came in gusts driving showers of rain ahead of it .There were two very heavy showers one at 9 o’clock and another at 11 and then the clouds parted and the sun came out .The early starters got soaked twice while the later starters got just the one .This was reflected in the scoring with those with the later starting times making the most of the advantage that the weather gave them. In the previous competitions this year Enda Kennedy has finished each time as the winner of the Gross. On this occasion he had to give best to Sean Qugg by two strokes.However for a change it was a competitor in the Nett section who had the score of the day .Eamonn McGlinchey a nine Handicapper  from Letterkenny set the course alight .After nine he had used up 6 of his shots and had given no indication of what was to come .He pared the par 5 10th birdied the next two dropped a shot at the par 5 13th ,followed this with two pars had a further birdie at 16 dropped a shot at the 17th and birdied the 18th for a 36 ,two under gross and it gave him the best Gross score for the back nine. The main nett prize was his by three strokes.In the Gross section it was Sean Quigg, as already mentioned who showed a liking for the Links .He was out in 2 under courtesy of birdies at 7 and 8.However this back nine faltered with a double bogey at the par 3 11th .he dropped 2 further strokes but his excellent first nine meant that none of his pursuers could catch him and he finished with two shots to spare..It is interesting to look at the cards of those behind him. After nine Derek McNeill was in hot pursuit with level par however his chances nosedived when he bogied the 11th and followed this with a triple on the par 4 12th.Noel Callan and James Kelly had 36 after nine but a triple bogey at 15 put out James. Noel played very steadily but he lost 3 to par on the back.  While Connor Mallon who was also 37 for the first nine had a double bogey at 11 to put paid to his chance of glory .Enda Kennedy had a level par back nine but his 4 over on the first nine left him with too much to do.In the competition for Golfer of the year Odran McGettigan leads the Nett while Enda Kennedy is out in front in the Gross.Next Competition Saturday 5th November 2011 Ballyliffin G.C.NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: October 24th, 2011 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:NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CRUIT ISLAND GC NOTES

first_imgBrian McCormick – Single Stroke – July 1st 2012  1st Gerry Breslin 65 b.o.t2nd Cathal Doherty 65Gross John Bonner 743rd Alan Gillespie 66  Front Nine Declan GillespieBack Nine Paddy Ban GallagherGOLF NEWS: CRUIT ISLAND GC NOTES was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 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:Cruit Island Golf Club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GOALKEEPER O’DONNELL LINES OUT FOR DCU AGAINST DUBS

first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesLadies Board meetingThe Ladies Board will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday 21st January at 8pm in the clubhouse. Ladies trainingThe senior ladies team start training on Tuesday, 19th of January in the Aura Centre at 7.45pm. Anyone who wishes to train for the senior ladies is welcome to come along. The cost is €4 per person to cover costs.Dinner danceA quick reminder that the dinner dance will take place in the Station House Hotel on Saturday, January 30th next at 8pm. Music is by The Cufflinks. Anyone looking for tickets should contact club treasurer Bryan Faul. CongratsCongrats to the club’s senior goalkeeper Phillip O’Donnell who lined out for Dublin City University in O’Byrne Cup recently against Carlow IT and Dublin. Well done Phillip.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Niall Falbane from Churchill who had three numbers. The winning numbers were 2,7,19 and 23. Next week’s jackpot is €1,880.Bingo Bingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday night starting at 9pm.Keep fit and Couch to 5KA number of keep fit classes are now operating in the clubhouse throughout the week. The adult keep-fit class takes place on Monday nights at 7pm. The juvenile (aged 7 and over) takes place each Tuesday night from 7pm and the Couch to 5K takes place on Wednesday nights, also from 7pm. All classes are taken under the watchful eyes of Martin o’Donnell and Jimmy Carolyn.Tesco vouchers The club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of the community fund.Minor Board meetingThe club will host its next minor board meeting in the clubhouse on Monday, January 25th next at 7.55pm. At least one manager from each group is asked to be there.Monthly meetingThe general monthly meeting will take place directly after the minor board meeting at 9pm on January 25th next. A delegate will be elected to replace County Board delegate Paddy Tinney who is now Assistant Treasurer with the Donegal County Board.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GOALKEEPER O’DONNELL LINES OUT FOR DCU AGAINST DUBS was last modified: January 19th, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

CHAMPIONS! LIFFORD CELTIC U16 BOYS LAND LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgLifford Celtic U16 boys have won the East Donegal LeagueSOCCER: Lifford Celtic U16 boys have been crowned Champions tonight.The Border town club won the East Donegal league tonight with an emphatic 6-1 win over a strong Ballybofey side.Cappry Rovers and Lagan Harps could only draw. So that result meant the Lifford Hoops were very hoopy indeed!Lifford manager Dermott Foy said tonight: “The lads were outstanding all season. They put in all the hard work and thoroughly deserved the Championship.“It’s a great night for them and a great night for the club.”  CHAMPIONS! LIFFORD CELTIC U16 BOYS LAND LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: March 29th, 2016 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:lifford celticU16’slast_img read more

Shock as another Donegal post office to close at end of month

first_imgAnother Donegal post office is set to close its doors for good at the end of this month.Kilcar Post Office is to join a raft of other postal outlets to close their doors across the county this year.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his shock at the decision by An Post. He said “Kilcar Post Offices effectively serves the entire Parish of Kilcar, as there is no other Post Office within the district. Not for the first time have, I stated that there is no strategic thinking in how An Post are permanently closing these Post Offices; this post Office is critical to the overall services provided for the town of Kilcar.”Based in the precedent of previous appeals which were lodged with An Post regarding the numerous other post office closures, he added that it seems to be a pointless exercise but the community of Kilcar must make every effort in order to save their post office stated Pat the CopeHe added “The ultimate decision that has allowed these post office closures was signed off on by this present Government; and it certainly is doing untold damage to rural Ireland. The loss of a post office to any town or village has such a massive devastating effect on that area.“The Government continues in its failing to fully understand what it is like for rural communities, it is the most anti-rural Government in the history of this state and this is another example of those disastrous policies that is ultimately shutting down rural Ireland step by step.” Shock as another Donegal post office to close at end of month was last modified: June 13th, 2019 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:closuredonegalkilcarPat The Cope Gallagherpost officelast_img read more

Jon Gruden hopes to re-sign Raiders MVP Jared Cook in free agency

first_imgALAMEDA — Jon Gruden isn’t always transparent with the media, most recently claiming he was surprised by general manager Reggie McKenzie’s inevitable firing. Yet he left no room for interpretation when declaring his team’s best player after upsetting the Steelers.“Jared was awesome,” Gruden said of tight end Jared Cook. “He clearly is our MVP. In my opinion, he is phenomenal.”Cook caught seven passes for a team-high 116 yards in the Raiders’ 24-21 win over AFC North-leading Pittsburgh. He …last_img read more

TweetMart: Classifieds For & From Twitter

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A project that’s been available to the public for just two months, TweetMart allows users to see items for sale and jobs in a Twitter-friendly format. Its co-founders “felt there needed to be a drop dead simple way to integrate a classifieds site with Twitter,” according to the site.Listings can be created on the site, although many are culled from Twitter posts, as well. Quick, simple, and free, TweetMart is still in the early stages of development but presents a great deal of potential for organizing the user-to-user – or even B2C – commercial use of Twitter. Co-founder Will Kern wrote us today to explain how the site started and how it works. “The product launched with just the ability to list and tweet items for sale, but I quickly followed that up with the ability for recruiters and employers to post and tweet jobs,” he said.“I quickly recognized a huge potential in aggregating items being tweeted for sale on Twitter and jobs being posted on Twitter. I quickly followed that up with a release that pinged the Twitter search API and aggregated all items listed for sale and jobs being posted.”Kern also told us that the most recent releases of the app included OAuth support and the addition of “on sale” tweets. jolie odell In concept, the site is similar to iList Micro, a Twitter-oriented subdomain of iList that launched earlier this year.Although listings can be spam-heavy in highly competitive areas such as real estate or content-light for categories such as art or event tickets, one can imagine that as Tweetmart’s search of Twitter’s unwitting classifieds improves, so will the site’s content and usefulness.last_img read more

Yahoo Open Sources Security and Workflow Products For Hadoop

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Today Yahoo will release security and workflow products for Hadoop to the open-source community.The products to be donated have been built internally at Yahoo and are designed to provide the enterprise with more incentives to use Hadoop for distributed data storage. The products will be donated to the Apache Foundation as part of the events at the Hadoop Summit, taking place today at Yahoo corporate headquarters.Yahoo began using Hadoop in 2005, and now uses Hadoop in all aspects of its business: managing traffic, annotating content and personalizing the network for visitors to the home page. Yahoo has 170 petabytes of storage, and could grow to three times that amount in the next three months as the company introduces new products.Since enterprise is motivated to protect its assets above anything else, it is Hadoop’s lack of apparent security infrastructure that gives pause to IT managers. Yahoo’s new security service virtualizes clusters and applies different levels of security based upon the user’s permissions. It’s essentially a service for managing IT security.Streamlining the process is Oozie, a server workflow engine designed to automate the complex processes required to set up and manage a Hadoop infrastructure. It allows people to configure a set of stages, steps and decisions. The workflows manages the sometimes-customized methods people use when setting up Hadoop.Yahoo is the leading contributor to and user of Apache Hadoop: The company currently runs the world’s largest Hadoop implementation, with 35,000 servers running in production.The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop with Security (beta) and Oozie, the server workflow engine for Hadoop, are available through the Yahoo! Developer Network.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Products 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more