Conqueror of K2 looking forward to homecoming celebrations tonight

first_img Previous article15 people awaiting admission at LUH this morningNext articleChamber says more progress needed in Twin Towns traffic management News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter A homecoming will take place at Market Square in Letterkenny this evening at 6.30 for Jason Black, the mountaineer and athlete who last week became only the second Irishman to climb K2, and the forst to return home.10 years ago today, Limerick mountaineer Ger O’Donnell died while descending the mountain, having successfully reached the summit.Jason Black says he will now use his success to reinforce the message in schools and elsewhere that alll goals are achieveable and people should never be afraid to seize opportunities and get the most out of life.He says he’s looking forward to tonight’s celebrations………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Conqueror of K2 looking forward to homecoming celebrations tonight Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – August 2, 2018 last_img read more

Timmer Named First Team All-MVC

first_imgThis season Timmer eclipsed 1,900 points while becoming Drake’s all-time leading scorer passing Josh Young’s mark from 2006-10. Timmer, who currently has 1,956 career points to rank in the top-20 in MVC history, also holds the school record for free-throws made with 537 and ranks fifth in three-pointers with 209. Timmer helped lead the Bulldogs to their most successful season in 10 years by shooting 46.7 percent and 43.3 percent from three-point range. Timmer ranks second in the Valley this season in average points per game (19.6), three-point field goal percentage (43.3 percent), free throw percentage (86.3 percent) and fourth in field goal percentage (46.7 percent). Timmer’s honor marks the first All-MVC First Team selection for Drake men’s basketball since Josh Young during the 2009-10 season. This is the fourth consecutive year Timmer has been named All-MVC following a third team selection a year ago. Timmer was named honorable mention All-MVC following his sophomore season and was a member of the All-Freshman and All-Newcomer teams in his freshman campaign. Timmer is the reigning two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and has earned two selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team while collecting 12 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. Timmer and the Bulldogs begin MVC Tournament play on Friday, Mar. 2 as the No. 4 seed against No. 5 Bradley. Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball first team, the conference announced Tuesday, Feb. 27.last_img read more

Fatigue crack led to Rex propeller loss

first_imgThe Rex Saab after it had landed safely. Australian safety investigators have issued an international advisory after fatigue cracking was found in the engine of Regional Express aircraft which lost a propeller while on approach to Sydney Airport last month.The propeller flew off the right engine of the Saab 340B turboprop aircraft as the crew shut it down about 55 nautical miles southwest of Sydney Airport on March 17. The crew calmly continued on to land safely at Sydney after declaring a PAN-PAN, an alert a step below declaring an emergencyThe propeller was recovered a few days later in bush about 8nm south-west of the airport.Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators found the propeller shaft had fractured after a fatigue crack had started in a mounting flange connected to the gear box.The crack originated in a dowel hole which was corroded in parts and corrosion pitting was found near the fracture. “Further work is ongoing to ascertain whether the corrosion or other factors contributed to the fracture initiation,’’ investigators said.This was the first known critical failure of this type in this part of GE Aviation CT7-9B engine and investigators noted there are currently no maintenance requirements for routine inspection of the dowel pin holes.“Any corrosion or cracking within the bore may go undetected until it progresses to the surface of the flange,’’ they said “Other than a visual inspection of the flange during propeller removal, inspection for surface defects (via magnetic particle inspection or dye penetrant inspection) only occurs when the (propeller gearbox) is disassembled for maintenance at a workshop specifically approved by the engine manufacturer.’’Engine-maker GE Aviation has been actively involved in the investigation and the broken flange has been taken to the company’s laboratories in Cincinnati in the US for further metallurgical analysis.GE is inspecting other propeller gear boxes and is expected to release additional maintenance and inspection procedures if they are deemed necessary.Regional Express also quarantined all propeller gearboxes with propeller shafts of the same series and the ATSB has issued a safety advisory notice alerting other operators to the incident.The report said the pilots noticed a problem with the engine on approach to Sydney and began to go through a checklist.They noticed minor vibrations which worsened as the checklist progressed and started shutdown procedures.It was while they were doing this that the propeller separated.Fatigue cracking is often difficult to detect and can be due to corrosion or defects in the part. The only other instance of a propeller flying off a Saab aircraft occurred in 1991 on a plane operated by US carrier Comair.In that case, the aircraft also landed safely after experiencing similar problems to the Australian crew. The failure was eventually traced to a sub-surface flaw introduced when an ingot was melted to make the part. The ATSB investigation is continuing and will look at areas such as the way in which the failed assembly was manufactured, what corrosion protection was on the part’s surface and propeller gearbox maintenance procedures.It will also look for “opportunities” for crack detection.last_img read more

Youth must move South Africa forward

first_img17 June 2015The private sector has been called on to open their businesses to South Africa’s youth for internships and apprentices in line with the Youth Employment Accord.“The economy is not growing as fast as we want to and is not creating as many jobs as we need. As a result, many of our graduates sit at home without jobs,” President Jacob Zuma said at the national Youth Day event in Tshwane on 16 June.“We have to work together to provide opportunities for the youth, who are the future of our country. The government cannot perform this task alone. We thank all businesses that continue to employ young people and offer opportunities to them.”Young South Africans were also encouraged to become entrepreneurs.Financial aidThe Industrial Development Corporation, in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa), has ring-fenced R2.7-billion over the next five years for young people to take up opportunities in business.In the last financial year, the NYDA supported 1 043 micro and small youth-owned enterprises. The agency has also provided non-financial business development support to 62 990 young aspiring and established entrepreneurs.“We have urged government departments to market the various training and development programmes that they offer nationally and provincially, as well as in municipalities in the country. Already various ministers and deputy ministers are engaged in a month-long imbizo programme engaging our youth in various corners of our country, to inform them of opportunities that exist,’ Zuma said.He also spoke about the Presidential Youth Working Group. It is a platform for young people to participate in government policy-making. They will be able to flag their needs and help to ensure policies lead to better future outcomes for the youth. It would have, said Zuma, five work streams to promote the goal of achieving economic freedom:Economic participation and transformation;Education, skills and second chances;Health care and combating substance abuse;Nation building and social cohesion; and,Building effective and responsive youth development institutions.Young achieversHe also recognised outstanding young South Africans. These included the youngest medical doctor in the country, Dr Sandile Kubheka, who completed his medical degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal when he was only 20, and 25-year-old rocket scientist Siyabulela Xuza from Umthatha, who studied energy engineering at Harvard University in the United States. The Americans recognised Xuza’s achievements by naming a mini-planet after him.Also recognised was the youngest pilot in the country, 18-year-old Grade 12 pupil Marcelle Nienaber, who obtained her pilot’s license at the age of 16. The young scientist who developed the world’s first functional digital laser, Dr Sandile Ngcobo was also recognised, as was the youngest skydiver in the South African National Defence Force, Corporal Dakalo Mavhungu, 22, from Tshakuma village, Limpopo.“We want more young people to become achievers in sports. In this regard, we congratulate Sithelo Mlambo from uMlazi township in Durban, the winner of the Karate World Cup competition that was recently held in Durban, hosted by South Africa for the first time.”Personal responsibilityZuma’s message to young South Africans was that every young person must take responsibility for their own development and for the path towards economic freedom. In doing so, he urged young South Africans to embrace unity in diversity, non-racialism and anti-tribalism.He outlined the achievements the government had made for youth development over the past 21 years since the first democratic elections. Education continued to receive the biggest chunk of the national budget, and the government currently invested more than R6-billion in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.Several government departments also provided bursaries in various fields such as social work, science and technology, teacher training, medical training and many others. Almost 900 000 young people were supported through the NYDA’s career guidance programmes.“We are building more institutions of higher learning as well. We are building three new universities and 12 technical and vocational training colleges. The government also continues to build modern new schools to replace mud schools and other inappropriate structures.NYDA chairperson Yershen Pillay said the responsibility of young people today was to end the triple challenge of inequality, poverty and unemployment.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

OCA presents 2016 awards at annual banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Industry Excellence Award was presented to Henry Bergfeld (left)The Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Pete Conkle (Center). The Seedstock Producer of the Year award was presented to Charlie, Jordan & Scott Diehl of Diehl Cattle Company (not pictured).The Young Cattleman of the Year Award was presented to Randy HollowellThe Commercial Producer of the Year Award was presented to Jamey & Jody Rauch and FamilyThe Industry Service Award was presented to Jim, Jackie & Jarrett MurrayThis year’s Ohio Beef Ambassadors are: Samantha Norman (Fulton), Nick Erf (Bellevue) and Mackenzie Chamberlain (Napoleon)last_img

Estrella shines as Mapua stuns Perpetual in battle of also-rans

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NU, UP dominate their way to finals berths in UAAP badminton For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The senior guard fired nine of his 22 points in the payoff period, to go with four rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the win.“During our last huddle, coach was telling us that this is for JP (Nieles). He gave his all and that happened, so we didn’t let this game go,” shared Estrella as the team dedicated the win to their teammate JP Nieles, who hurt his left knee with 5:16 left in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMapua faced a 64-57 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter, but Estrella scored seven of the Cardinals’ last 11 points, none bigger than his go-ahead trey at the top of the key with 20.6 seconds to go to give his side a 74-71 lead.GJ Ylagan tried to tie the game, but his trey went in-and-out, which led to Leo Gabo scoring the dagger layup with 10.6 ticks on the clock. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Scores:MAPUA 76 – Estrella 22, Buñag 19, Victoria 14, Aguirre 9, Gabo 6, Raflores 6, Jimenez 0, Nieles 0, Orquina 0, Pelayo 0.PERPETUAL 71 – Ylagan 22, Pido 18, Eze 15, Sadiwa 5, Yuhico 5, Lucente 4, Dagangon 2, Clemente 0, Coronel 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0.Quarters: 22-17, 38-42, 55-55, 76-71. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Buñag chimed in 19 markers and 14 boards, while Laurenz Victoria got 14 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for Mapua.The Cardinals moved up to ninth place in the team standings with their 3-12 card.Perpetual suffered its fifth straight defeat and fell down to 4-11 in the battle of also-rans.Ylagan topped the Altas with 22 points and six rebounds, while Keith Pido got 18 markers and six boards.Prince Eze tallied 15 points and 14 rebounds in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Mapua’s Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith nothing to lose, Mapua pulled off a 76-71 stunner over Perpetual to nab its first streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Andoy Estrella once again didn’t shy away from the spotlight, drilling the game-tying floater and the go-ahead trey in the final minute to hand the Cardinals their third win in 15 games this season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo boots out UE from Final Four race, gains twice-to-beat

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament is down to six teams after Ateneo eliminated University of the East with a 97-73 drubbing Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are three games away from a elimination round sweep, clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in Final Four while the Red Warriors, who won three of their last five games, are out of the picture with a 3-9 card.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Our 26 assists is good but our defense is patchy, so there is still room to improve on.”Ravena led Ateneo with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Jolo Mendoza added 13 points.Raffy Verano had 12 points and eight boards off the Blue Eagle bench while Vince Tolentino, who was tasked in guarding Alvin Pasaol, also had 12 points.Mark Maloles had a game-high 20 points for UE while Mark Olayon added 15 points, four rebounds, and five assists.Pasaol, who had averaged 28.2 points the past six games, struggled against Ateneo’s defense and put up a season-low eight points, on 2-of-11 shooting, to go along seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READ Read Nextcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Scary sight for fans, players as chaos ensues after Ginebra awarded the title Thirdy Ravena scored five straight points to cap off the Blue Eagles’ 24-11 run late in the second quarter that gave Ateneo a 45-29 lead.Kris Porter then gave Ateneo a 91-60 lead late in the fourth quarter and that capped off the Blue Eagles’ 20-8 run that began at the start of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Every game is a step forward for our team,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin. “We wanted to focus and play well in this game. What worked for us is the quality of our performance.”Ateneo tallied 26 assists in the game, nine more than what UE had, but Baldwin wanted his team to take better care of the ball after the Blue Eagles turned the rock 16 times. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool’s two goal Shaqiri: I always try to make an impact

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool’s two goal Shaqiri: I always try to make an impactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s two goal Xherdan Shaqiri was delighted with his role after their 3-1 win over Manchester United.Speaking to after the final whistle, the Switzerland international explained how he used his natural disappointment with being a substitute as motivation to influence the outcome when he got a chance.“Every player is not happy when he is on the bench, that’s pretty normal. But only 11 players can play – the coach decides,” said Shaqiri to“I always try to make an impact when I come on or play from the beginning. Today was a very good impact with the two goals, I’m delighted.”He added: “It was an amazing win and important, too. We played very well. In the second half, we did more than Manchester United – we tried and tried. In the end, we fully deserved to win this game.“When you see the statistics, we did everything in this game to win. It was very intense and we kept the high intensity in this game. It was an important win and a nice win against Manchester United.” last_img read more

8 days agoEx-Wolves stalwart Edwards lauds strong leader Coady

first_imgEx-Wolves stalwart Edwards lauds strong leader Coadyby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves stalwart Dave Edwards has praised Conor Coady for his leadership skills.The former Liverpool man has been a mainstay for Wolves since Nuno took over the dugout.Edwards said: “Conor has always been a leader. He’s so vocal – such a big talker.”He’s like that every single day in the dressing room, and such a happy guy as well, always having a smile on his face.”That raises the energy in training and around the place, even when you’ve lost a game.”Conor was the natural choice for Nuno, and he has revelled in the centre of defence.”It was a natural option. He can see the pitch from there and organise.”He has been a leader since he was a teenager, captaining England at youth level. I just hope he gets a chance at senior level with England now.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BC elk wears antlerfull of inner tube after second year tangling with

first_imgYOUBOU, B.C. – A Vancouver Island elk is once again festooned in debris, the second year in a row the young male has inadvertently decorated itself during mating season.Conservation officer Scott Norris says the elk has managed to entwine a deflated inner tube in its antlers while wandering in bush near Youbou, west of Duncan.Norris says the elk had to be felled last year by a tranquilizer so officers could unwind some rope and a tarpaulin it had wrapped around its head, limiting its sight and preventing it from feeding properly.Norris says the deflated inner tube doesn’t seem to bother the animal and there’s hope conservation officers won’t have to intervene this year.Young bull elk can show aggression during mating season by beating their antlers on bushes, and Norris says that’s likely how this elk became entangled for a second time.Conservation officers and animal safety groups say the elk, this year dubbed Tuber, will be closely watched to ensure his rubber headgear doesn’t cause him any harm. (CFAX)last_img read more