Arnett plan to keep Waterhouse down

first_imgReigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions, Arnett Gardens FC, are planning to keep Waterhouse on the canvas when both teams meet in the secondpreliminary stage at Waterhouse Stadium tomorrow.Arnett are currently in third position on 32 points, while Waterhouse are at the bottom on 15 points after 18 games in the 12-team league.With a gap of 17 points, Arnett Gardens have no intention of giving Waterhouse a chance to crawl up from last position.As far as the man in charge of the ‘Junglists’ is concerned, it is simply a case of, ‘when a man is down, keep him down’.”We will try to keep them down as they are a dangerous team,” coach of Arnett Gardens, Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Gleaner at the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe last Thursday.”In previous games, Waterhouse dominated Arnett. We beat them in the first round and we are looking forward to continue this on Sunday,” added Waite, who guided Arnett to three national titles.Arnett will be without hard-tackling midfielder Renae Lloyd, as well as Damari Deacon due to red cards issued in their encounter against Tivoli Gardens two weeks ago, but Waite remains confident that the team will leave Drewsland with a positive result.”Lloyd will be a loss, but if you notice this season started without Renae Lloyd, the other player (Jason Moore), who will fill the slot had been doing well before Lloyd returned to the team,” the veteran coach noted before sharing his anticipation of the game.”Yes, you always have to look forward to a clash of this magnitude, despite where the teams are in the standings. And, it is always a fierce rivalry. We will not underestimate Waterhouse, although they are having a bad season, so far,” Waite maintained.”In their last game, they scored four goals but gave up the same, so there are loopholes in their defensive system, which we aim to exploit. We (Arnett) have won three games in a row and are aiming at four straight,” he concluded.last_img read more

Sunken Dragga to be removed “by any means” – Patterson

first_imgSome four months after dredge “Draga” sank at Pieremap Falls, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has ordered that the vessel be removed “by any means possible”.AFC General SecretaryDavid PattersonThe Minister told reporters on Friday that he has appointed someone to salvage the vessel, which will be done soon using one of three options.“I know that the salvager has started and I gave her the instructions by any means possible – either cut it, tow it or destroy it… It is in the letter destroy it. I didn’t say blow it up,” Patterson stated.According to the Minister, this exercise will cost $24 million, which the owner Crown Mining will have to repay Government.Moreover, Patterson disclosed that the owner had written to him, through a lawyer, requesting more time but that request was denied.“I told him you cannot have one dredge disturbing an entire community…We have written to the owner of the dredge, indicating our disquiet on the issue of it taking so long – it actually went down the first week of June and it’s still there,” the Public Infrastructure Minister stated.Over the past few months, the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) MARAD and Crown Mining have been severely criticised over the failure to remove the sunken dredge at Pieremap Falls, Mazaruni River.It was reported that Crown Mining assiduously tried to remove the dredge from its current position, unfortunately high tide and the location of the dredge, between rocks in the waterfalls, made it impossible to manoeuvre special equipment to the site.Residents have also complained about the sunken dredge and the government’s failure to have it moved. The channel in which the partially submerged dredge is lodged is the only avenue for transportation to the upper and middle Mazaruni.Only last month, the Natural Resources Ministry had assured that between the responsible mining operator and the MARAD, there will be an intensified effort to remove the dredge ‘Draga’ from its location in the Mazaruni River.last_img read more

Plot afoot to undermine PPP strongholds – Jagdeo

first_img…tells sugar workers “don’t lose heart, struggle for better”…says Govt has funds to meet severance demandsBy Michael YoungeOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday urged scores of sugar workers and their families not to lose hope, but to continue to struggle alongside the People’s Progressive Party to secure the freedoms and gains which they have worked and toiled for over the past two and a half decades.Jagdeo, addressing a crowd at Enterprise Community Centre on the East Coast of Demerara, disclosed that the Government had begun unveiling parts of a systematic plan to undermine the support base of the Opposition with the aim of changing the demographics of the country.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing sugar workers and their families at Enterprise Community CenterHe said that if the Government’s plan succeeded and people lost hope in those communities that were devastated and adversely affected by the decision to reduce the sugar industry and eventually close it, then Guyana’s future would be jeopardised.“I warned on the campaign trail that this would have happened and it’s happening now…They want us to lose hope and to give up on the industry…they want people to migrate…so that they will (be able to) change the demographics of this country,” Jagdeo explained to the audience.The Opposition Leader laid the blame for the woes being faced by 4763 workers squarely at the feet of President David Granger.Jagdeo contended that the decision to fire thousands of workers without a clear plan was “not necessary” as he insisted that it was motivated by political ideology.“I can’t find any other reason outside of the fact that they want people to migrate and change the voting pattern,” he also contended as he questioned why it was so hard for the Government to utilise one per cent of its budget to keep the industry going as it looked for solutions to deal with the problems facing the industry.“But they wanted to shut down sugar,” Jagdeo remarkedCutting wastageThe crowd at Enterprise Community CenterJagdeo, who was Guyana’s longest-serving President, chided Granger for peddling lies and distortions about the amount of assistance and subsidy that were granted to the industry under the previous Administration and by his own Government.“Granger inflated the subsidy by 32 billion and I pointed out that since they took office, the subsidy has increased three-fold…they put in about 10.5 billion over the past three years, yet in those years sugar workers did not receive a salary increase…they cancelled the (Annual Production Incentive) API and that’s why I called for an audit of the money that went into the industry…,” he explained.The Opposition Leader was adamant that the Government could find the money to pay the workers now by simply cutting the wastage of taxpayers’ monies on providing Government Ministers and functionaries with the ‘good and luxurious life’.He dismissed the excuses made by Government as “nonsense”.“Nagamootoo’s budget grew from 3.3 million for discretionary use…105 million in this year’s budget…that alone leaving out the 400 million we spend on his ministry that does absolutely nothing…personally per month we spend over 10 million on him alone in all of the cost…,” Jagdeo maintained as he told Enterprise residents that “they (Government) can tomorrow find the money…the money is there ….”The Opposition Leader also advised residents that the Government could have easily passed a supplementary financial paper for $5 billion and pay workers’ severance.“… but they are turning their own supporters against sugar workers and even our own supporters …. it is a clever strategy, but they want people to beg” as he explained that the Government saw no difficulty with spending millions of dollars on the importation of luxurious vehicles and other facilities, but could not see the need to pay ordinary, hardworking sugar workers their benefits.“This is where the money is going … this is a wanton waste of resources,” he remarked.“This is about punishing sugar workers, because they hope that we will just give up on this country, but we are not going to give up…the day we give up, there will be no future for this country and that is why we have to keep struggling to get the kind of country that we want…,” Jagdeo insisted.The Opposition Leader’s meeting came at a time when scores of workers across the country are complaining about the hardship they are made to face as a result of being unemployed and without an income to sustain their families.last_img read more

Williams and McKie move up on ladder

first_imgLakers coach Phil Jackson credited Williams with playing a “very fine floor game” and added that he would continue turning to Williams and Aaron McKie – the only two Lakers older than 30 – ahead of young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. “We’re investing things in our younger players because we realize they have great potential,” Jackson said, “but in the process we know we take a little bit of an experience hit because of it and right now is a time we need experience.” It was an opportunity for which Williams waited all season. He signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract last summer with the Lakers after spending two seasons out of the NBA, the first with a Russian team and the second with FC Barcelona. But Williams also was suffering from a stress fracture in his pelvis that limited his floor time during training camp. The Lakers settled into a rotation without him while Williams had to make his first priority recovering from the injury. He said Saturday he is pain-free. Williams had played in only 11 of the Lakers’ first 55 games this season before everything changed in Friday’s victory over Boston. Williams was the first guard off the bench and finished with six points, four assists and no turnovers in 20 minutes. Injury reportSmush Parker sprained his left ankle and was unable to practice Saturday. He is probable for this afternoon’s game but joins a long list of Lakers suffering from ankle injuries. Jackson said neither Luke Walton nor Kwame Brown would make the two-game trip, and that Brown’s ankle was feeling better than Walton’s. It will be a month Monday since Walton injured his ankle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img EL SEGUNDO – Shammond Williams now can admit that he sometimes questioned his decision to leave behind a starting job on a team that advanced to the Euroleague Final Four last season to sit the bench game after game with the Lakers. “I can’t lie to you,” Williams said. “I felt like being one of the elite players in Europe and coming here, I was like the only one that wasn’t playing.” last_img read more

Assistance agency cites growing financial burden

first_imgBlind Center officials set March 31 as their deadline to be completely out of the city- owned Special Activities Building, where they have rented space for $1,500 per month. While the organization is losing its offices, the biggest loss comes to the Blind Center’s students, who said the organization provides a social and educational outlet for those with vision loss. “It’s nice just sitting here and talking, and getting to be with people who are going through the same thing you are,” said Amanda Alvarado, 25. “You know you’re not alone.” Alvarado, who has been totally blind for eight years, sat at the Blind Center last week, scrambling to finish a Mother’s Day project for her grandmother before the organization closed its doors for good. The Blind Center’s closing also affects students who travel from surrounding communities, sometimes from as far as Riverside, for specialized programs. WHITTIER – After 40 years of service to the blind and visually impaired, the Intercommunity Blind Center of Whittier has lost its home at 7702 Washington Ave. and will close. “We are in financial distress and are having to close our doors,” said Rayanne Myers, board president for the Blind Center. According to Myers, the organization’s board of directors recently voted to dissolve, citing years of financial struggles from which the Blind Center could never fully recover. Volunteers have spent the past several days packing up computers, magnifying equipment and Braille typewriters, among other supplies, from the Blind Center. The equipment will be returned to the Braille Institute in Los Angeles, from which it was on loan, or sold to pay the organization’s overdue bills. “It’s a shame because there is nothing left in the local area. The community is going to be without this kind of service for the blind and visually impaired,” Myers said. Blind Center students will now have to go to the next-nearest centers, like the Braille Institute locations in Los Angeles or Anaheim, for services. Alvarado said she would like to visit other schools for the blind, but that may be difficult for her and her guide dog, Felicia. “It’s so much to try to get there,” she said. “Just traveling farther is going to be a lot harder.” Marjory Farmer, a crafts instructor at the Blind Center, said her organization has offered hundreds of students a gamut of services in the past 39 years. Farmer, who has been with the Blind Center since its inception in 1967, said there are courses on job-placement skills, independent-living skills, geography, spelling and, of course, Braille. There are also computer-literacy courses, which are valuable for blind students, added Myers. “The computer skills are really essential for visually impaired or blind to be able to get back to work,” she said. Myers said it takes about $40,000 per month to maintain services and pay rent for the Blind Center, but the organization has been in the red for several months. Most of the Blind Center’s funding declined after 9/11, when many sponsors began sending donations elsewhere. The 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, and Hurricane Katrina the following year depleted more sponsors, officials added. “There were major things going on in the world, and people’s hearts went out to those major disasters,” Myers said. “That’s all very understandable, but it made it difficult for us to make ends meet.” The Blind Center has also faced several staff turnovers in recent years, prompting incoming officials to pick up – and often start over – with fundraising campaigns. Myers, who has been on the board for about a year, said colleagues have researched grants, and organized raffles and meals for fundraisers. But those efforts have failed to pull in the necessary money to keep the Blind Center open. “You come away with $1,000, but that’s just going to pay the bills that are overdue,” Myers said. But the need remains for the blind population around Whittier, according to Farmer. “This never should have happened. We should have gotten help for the blind people,” she said. “I feel sorry for the blind people.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Giroud strikes late to rescue Arsenal

first_img0Shares000Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Southampton during an English premier League match on December 10, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 10- Olivier Giroud’s last-gasp header salvaged a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday as Arsene Wenger’s side avoided a second successive Premier League defeat.Wenger’s team appeared destined to follow last weekend’s home loss to Manchester United with another setback when they trailed to Charlie Austin’s third minute goal. But France striker Giroud conjured a response with two minutes left when he directed Alexis Sanchez’s cross past Fraser Forster shortly after appearing as a substitute.A single point, though, denied Arsenal the chance to climb into the top four.Southampton can consider themselves unfortunate to have seen Austin’s fourth goal in three starts cancelled out late on, but Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have won just one of their last seven games.After seeing his side ship two early goals in the United defeat, Wenger had demanded concentration from the startUnfortunately for Wenger, it appears his words went unheeded.Per Mertesacker had been restored to the line-up in place of the injured Shkodran Mustafi.But the Germany international was left red-faced just two minutes into his return as he gifted Southampton the goal that allowed Pellegrino’s side to control the first half.A poor clearance from Mertesacker conceded possession deep inside his own half  and then slipped as he attempted to make up for his mistake, allowing Dusan Tadic the time and space to pick out Austin’s run into the box where the striker finished from 12 yards out.It was the perfect start for the home side and they should have been two up inside five minutes when Tadic and Austin again combined to open up the unconvincing Gunners backline.This time Tadic delivered a through ball from near the halfway line, sending Austin into space with a clear run on goal, but the forward placed his shot too close to keeper Petr Cech who was given the chance to save.– Vulnerable –Arsenal’s Alex Lacazette attempts to shoot under pressure from Southampton’s Maya Yoshida during an English Premier League match on December 10, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailArsenal looked vulnerable to every early Southampton attack and the satisfaction that followed Thursday’s 6-0 Europa League defeat of BATE Borisov was quickly forgotten.Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere had both impressed in that win but Wenger adjudged that neither had done enough to force their way into his starting line-up.Wilshere in particular had cause to feel hard done to with Granit Xhaka making little impression in the central midfield areas as Arsenal fought to get back on level terms.In fact most of the visitors’ first half opportunities came on the break, and in particular when Alexis Sanchez controlled a Southampton corner inside his own area and led a sweeping attacking move that was halted by Pierre-Emille Hojbjerg’s saving tackle as Alexandre Lacazette made to shoot.And when Aaron Ramsey did manage to fire off a shot towards Forster’s goal – a first time effort from Sanchez’s 32nd minute cross – the Southampton keeper reacted superbly to dive low to his left after push the ball beyond the post.Arsenal pressed forward with more purpose after the restart, dominating possession yet unable to penetrate a home defence that demonstrate far more resilience than their own.But their attempts to force an equaliser left them exposed at the back.Oriel Romeu almost found a way past Cech when his 20-yard drive struck the bar before a routine ball over the Arsenal defence led to Tadic setting up another good opportunity, this time for Ryan Bertrand.Arsenal looked to have run out of ideas until Giroud found space between the Saints defenders and headed home from Sanchez’s cross.0Shares000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A story of incredible Irishmen and the Donegal link to their Arctic expeditions

first_imgDearn Mc Clintock shares the incredible tale of the legendary vessel HMS Terror, which travelled to the frozen north and once sought refuge in Lough Swilly. During the 19th Century there was a series of explorations of the Earths’ Polar Regions in the quest for scientific research and Imperialism. In particular the search of the North Polar Region had as its holy grail the North West Passage across Northern Canada, which if found would significantly shorten the shipping lines from the Atlantic to the Pacific, as well as extend the British claim into the vast wilderness of the Arctic north. At the forefront of these events were a number of prominent Irishmen, who led both a series of expeditions and subsequent rescue attempts when things eventually went wrong. But central to this story were two ships specially fitting out for Arctic exploration, namely HMS Terror and HMS Erebus that even today have a story to tell. HMS Terror and HMS ErebusThe First Explorers.In the early 1800’s Irishman and scientist Edward Sabine set out to the Arctic regions to conduct a series of experiments to terrestrial magnetism, astronomy and ornithology first in 1818 and back again in 1819 to seek the Northwest Passage. In 1819 Englishman John Franklin began his Arctic adventures, which would cast a long shadow over Polar exploration and ultimately result in great tragedy, but on this occasion he conducted an epic overland trek when his ship HMS Trent could no longer progress through the pack ice. 1821 saw the introduction of another Irish explorer Francis Crozier from Banbridge, Co. Down, Croziers fate will be linked to Franklin in later years. Francis CrozierThe ShipsThere were many ships involved in Polar explorations during this period but two are central to this story, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus. In 1837 the introduction of these ships to the Arctic saw extremely strong ships specially fitted to protect them in the event they were beset by ice and these ships had indeed to be special as the demands on them became more arduous as the expeditions continued.Terror was a bomb vessel built in Topsham Devon in 1813, just at the end of the Napoleonic wars. It was an especially strong ship, 31 metres long and 8 metres in width, sailing with a ships complement of 67 men and officers. Initially she was sail powered but later was further strengthened, heated internally and cork lined, in 1845 she had a steam engine added producing 30 hp to her propeller, all done to assist in navigating the elusive Northwest Passage.Erebus was also a bomb vessel, built in 1826 and was of similar strong construction as Terror. She was slightly bigger at 715 displacement tonnes, 32 metres long and over 8 metres wide but had a similar complement of men and officers. Also similar to Terror the Erebus was retro-fitted with cork lining and heating and subsequently had a 40hp steam engine fitted prior to her last voyage on the Franklin expedition.However before this Artic strengthening Terror narrowly escaped sinking in 1837 when she was damaged by ice in Repluse Bay, North Canada and further battered by Atlantic gales, Terror barely made it safely back to the sanctuary of Lough Swilly, where she was beached by her Captain George Back. From 1839 to 1843 Terror and Erebus sailed to Antarctica, where Crozier as the Captain of Terror met John Franklin when Franklin was the Governor of Van Diemen’s Land. The two ships were back in Arctic action again in 1845 when Franklin led his ill-fated expedition to seek the Northwest Passage as Captain of Erebus, with Crozier commanding the Terror.The Franklin expedition was last observed on the 26th June 1845 in Baffin Bay and from there sailed into oblivion, which introduced two other Irishmen into the story, namely Mc Clintock and Mc Clure. Leopold Mc ClintockThe Search Commences. By 1847 concerns began to be raised about the whereabouts of Terror and Erebus and in 1848 a rescue mission under the command of James Clarke Ross was sent out to search for the Franklin expedition. As part of this expedition was a second lieutenant on board HMS Enterprise, Francis Leopold Mc Clintock from Co Louth, who would become synonymous with the Franklin searches. He now began his distinguished Polar career with a series of overland treks that established his reputation with regard to the use of sledges for transportation across the pack ice. However no evidence of the Franklin expedition or their fate was found. In 1850 Horatio Austin was dispatched to the Atlantic side of Canada as the commander of a squadron of ships, with Leopold Mc Clintock now promoted to the post of first lieutenant of HMS Assistance.By then 12 ships were searching for the Franklin expedition and Austin’s squadron found remains of a camp and graves of Franklin expedition but no records of what had happened. Over the winter of 1850 – 51 Austin’s’ expedition overwintered safely and made plans to conduct seven search parties across the ice when conditions were more favourable. Mc Clintock was at the centre of this activity and when the sun returned his party were away for 80 days and covered 1,232 km in the process. However despite all the resources deployed no further sign of Franklin was found, despite begin tantalising close as discovered in later years to where Terror and Erebus had been lost.  In August 1851 Austin’s ships broke through to open water and returned home by October of the same year. Simultaneously in January 1850 another rescue expedition was sent out, this time to search from the Pacific coast eastwards and this saw the introduction of Robert Mc Clure from Wexford as commander of HMS Investigator. While Mc Clure did not find Franklin he was credited with the discovery and first completion by sea and land of the Northwest Passage. However Mc Clure’s ship Investigator became trapped by ice and over the next four years he was involved in a desperate attempt to keep his crew alive until help arrived for these unfortunate would-be searchers. In 1851 another search for Franklin was put together and this time instructions were given to look for Mc Clure’s ship, as concerns for their safety were also growing. This search was under the leadership of Edward Belcher and he had four ships divided into two divisions under this command. Uniquely one division had two Irishmen as ships captains, Leopold Mc Clintock in HMS Intrepid and Henry Kellett from Co. Tipperary in command of HMS Resolute. While no trace of Franklin was found the Belcher expedition rescued Mc Clure’s party, after what can only described as an extraordinary coincidence had occurred.Henry KellettFor in the autumn of  1852 another Irishman , George Frederick Mecham from Co. Cork discovered a record engraved into a sandstone rock at Winter Harbour,  Meville Island – in the centre of the vast Polar Region – that been initially left by Leopold Mc Clintock in 1851. This record had been subsequently added to by Mc Clure in April 1852, which gave the location of the trapped crew from the Investigator and from this a party from HMS Resolute finally rescued them from the starving conditions that had overcome them. The odds that two Irishmen travelling separately from the Arctic east coast would rescue another Irishman who had travelled in from the west have to be beyond imagination; certainly fact was stranger than fiction in this case. After another winter in the Arctic the Belcher expedition eventually returned home in 1853 with the rescued crew from the Investigator and into some degree of controversy.Controversy This was due to the instruction by Belcher to abandon two ships because to their ice bound nature, only to find that one of them eventually drifted free on its own accord and was subsequently boarded and claimed by a whaling party. However what was emerging as the main controversy regarding the Franklin expedition was the informed comments that the few human remains found had evidence of cannibalism. This was of particular anguish to Franklins’ wife, who continued to lobby for further searches to be commissioned. But from this stage on the British authorities had given up on finding any Franklin survivors and with the outbreak of the Crimean war did not have either the interest or the resources to mount any further searches. The Last Search.As a result of the authorities unwillingness to deploy any further searches Lady Franklin purchased the 177 tonne Fox, a hybrid sailing and steam ship and commissioned Leopold Mc Clintock to return to the frozen north one more time to search for the truth as to the fate of her husband and his ships’ crew. Mc Clintock set sail on the 30th June 1857 and between then and February 1859 he prepared for three sledge parties to trek across the ice in search of evidence of the fate of the Franklin expedition. In May 1859 the Mc Clintock search party found skeletal remains and shortly after that a written record from the Franklin expedition was at last found. This consisted of one page of paper that briefly explained the sad fate of Franklin and his remaining crew of 105, as they abandoned their ice bound ships and attempted to trek south to Canada in search of rescue. Apparently when Franklin died in 1847 Crozier took overall command, however all died on the trek, the reason for the deaths are not evident even to this day, especially when compared to how Mc Clure, Austin, Belcher and later Mc Clintock were able to keep their crews alive and well until circumstances changed. Mc Clintock returned home from the frozen north for the last time in September 1859 and was honoured for his achievements, ultimately reaching the rank of Admiral in the Royal Navy. Artic TravelIn the mid 1850’s travel across the Arctic was initially to discover an open waterway that would allow ships to traverse freely the Northwest Passage but no such obvious clear channel was found until the early 1900’s. Exploration travel in the region was a combination of sailing into the pack ice with specially adapted ships, followed thereafter by trekking across the ice using sledges to carry essential survival equipment. The preferred type and loading of man-drawn sledges involved either a 13 foot sledge drawn by a 10 men team or a 9 foot sledge drawn by a 6 man team. The sledge was made of a combination of Elm and Ash, with iron on the runners to prevent wear. Each 6 man sledge weighted 56kgs and carried a waterproof tray or boat to ferry across over open water, which itself weighted a further 56kgs. Additionally there was an 8ft tent, sleeping bags, groundsheet, buffalo skin, spirt stove and spare clothing, which came to a total of 184kgs per sledge. Food for 40 days weighted another 398kgs making a total of 694kgs or 115kgs per man. As the summer sun melted the pack ice it made travel during the day perilous and instead the explorers slept during the day and travelled during the night, staying away from the ship for as long as provisions and health allowed. During the winter months preparations were made to increase the range by placing depots of stores at strategic sites across the pack ice, which allowed on one occasion Leopold Mc Clintock to make a journey that last 105 days, during which he covered 2,252 km and discovered 1,228 km of new coastline. However the primary means of transport was the ships, which once free of the grip of winter ice allowed them to move to another search location and if possible overwinter and then commence a new search next summer when the conditions allowed.HMS TerrorWrecks Found.In the intervening years the wrecks of Terror and Erebus were not found, until that is the Canadian authorities mounted a search in 2008. In 2014 the Canadian authorities announced that they had discovered the remains of Erebus near King William Island, this was followed in 2016 with a further announcement that the remains of Terror were found some miles away in the appropriately name Terror Bay Both wrecks were found in shallow waters and some 50 km apart, Erebus in a depth of 11 metres and Terror in over 21 metres and in good condition. Terror was identified from the unique smokestack from her steam engine and was set up in a condition that would suggest that the last survivors may in fact have tried to sail her home, rather that trek out across the ice. Without doubt it would be a diver’s dream to dive on a pristine wreck such as one of these, but the exact location of Erebus and Terror is kept secret and the site is a National Historic Site of Canada, to protect the wrecks from interference. But by all accounts the wreck of the Terror is in excellent condition and remains a time capsule for contemporary examination of the conditions that the mid-19th Century Polar explorers endured. A story of incredible Irishmen and the Donegal link to their Arctic expeditions was last modified: January 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Dearn Mc Clintockfeaturehistoryhms terrorLough Swillylast_img read more

Paul Clement comments on futures of Swansea stars Sigurdsson and Llorente

first_img Will Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente leave Swansea this summer? 1 Swansea are planning swift talks to resolve the futures of star men Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente after retaining their Premier League status.Iceland playmaker Sigurddson and Spain striker Llorente are expected to be in big demand after playing prominent roles in Swansea’s successful battle against relegation.Nine-goal Sigurdsson is top of the Premier League assists charts with 13, while no one has scored more headers in the division than 14-goal Llorente.“You always want to keep your best players and they’ve been excellent all season,” Swansea head coach Paul Clement said of Sigurdsson and Llorente on Sky Sports.“We’re going to have those discussions this weekend and in the early days of next week to decide how we move forward – myself, the chairman Huw Jenkins and our two main owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien.“But hopefully they have enjoyed being part of what we’ve done in the second half of the season.“Hopefully they realise that we’re a good club, they’ve got good team-mates and they really want to stay here as well. I hope they do.”Swansea’s first signing of the summer could be assistant manager Claude Makelele, who joined the club following Clement’s appointment in January.Clement says former Chelsea and France midfielder Makelele is close to agreeing a new contract, and the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich number two is also planning to add to his playing squad.“We are going to look at doing some things in the summer because we want to be stronger next season,” said Clement, who steered Swansea to safety by taking 26 points from 18 games after they had picked up only 12 from their first 19 matches.“But I am very happy with the way the players performed and I don’t see massive changes.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership is holding a Children’s Officer Workshop in their Letterkenny office on Saturday 23rd February.Application is open to participants who have already completed the Child Protection Basic Awareness Workshop.The six hour workshop starts at 10:00am with a half hour break for lunch at 1:00pm. Cost is €25.00 per person. Places as limited to 16, so early booking is essential. Application form is available from the Donegal Sports Partnership office, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, you can also email or phone: / 074 9116078 for further information.  SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP was last modified: February 4th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Women’s Golf Signs Two High School Student-Athletes For 2018-19 Season

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team has signed high school student-athletes Kristen Giles (Georgetown, Ontario) and Haeri Lee (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season, head coach Rachael Pruett announced Wednesday, Nov. 15.  Print Friendly Version Giles is a multi-sport athlete for Georgetown District High School. She was a three-time Ontario High School Regional Championship medalist and was a four-time top-10 finisher at the Ontario High School Provincial Championship. Giles finished on the top-half of the leaderboard at the 2017 Canadian Woman’s Amateur Championship. During her prep career, Giles recorded nine top-10 finishes on the Junior Tour. She is also a volleyball letter winner. Drake opens the spring season on Feb. 12 at the KTP Golf Invitational in Henderson, Nev.center_img Lee hails from Buffalo Grove, Ill. and is a three-time All-Mid-Suburban League honoree. This past fall, Lee was an all-IHSA Class 2A selection as she posted a 74 18-hole average. She led Buffalo Grove High School to back-to-back Mid-Suburban League East Division championships. Lee also qualified for the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. “We welcome Kristen and Haeri to the Bulldog family with excitement and optimism for what the future brings. I look forward to seeing the impact they can make on and off the golf course,” said Pruett.last_img read more