first_imgA packed audience including members of Buundoran town council, the tourist board, the Tir Chonaill Athletics club, sponsors and the local community gathered in Bundoran’s library for the launch of the 2012 Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge.Race director Paddy Donoghue, Tir Chonaill AC, indicated that the event has already captured the imagination of runners throughout the country and has already proven that it has the potential to be one of the biggest single events in Bundoran’s calendar.He highlighted the supportive and positive involvement of Cara Pharmacy directors, Canice and Ramona Nicholas, local sponsors, Bundoran Town Council and the work of Tir Chonaill Athletics Club, ensuring that the event will be even more successful than last years –when over 500 runners and walkers participated. Canice and Ramona Nicholas, representing main race sponsors Cara Pharmacies, highlighted the ever increasing popularity of the event.And this year it is the committee’s goal to make it even bigger and better.A tremendous breath taking course along the coast line of Donegal and Leitrim with backdrops of the broad Atlantic, Ben Bulbin and the Dartry mountains has been meticulously planned.The event will enhance the, well established, image of Bundoran as a great activity family destination’ The event will benefit the grass roots development of athletics in Donegal and two local charities.The organising committee have established an independent board that will make a final recommendation/decision on the 2012 charity recipients.The race takes place on Sat 10th March 2012 and al details, including registration and prize structure can be found on BUNDORAN TEN MILE CHALLENGE GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS was last modified: November 13th, 2011 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:Cara Bundoran 10 MIle Challengelast_img read more

49ers preseason: Dare play Garoppolo in Kansas City return?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Perhaps it’s best if the 49ers keep Jimmy Garoppolo’s comeback behind closed doors until the regular season.Their exhibition season features four opponents all known to have a premier pass rusher, all of which could prove hazzardous to Garoppolo’s return from knee reconstruction.More so, their third exhibition, otherwise known as the starters’ dress rehearsal for the regular season, is at Kansas City, where Garoppolo tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last …last_img read more

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson misses cut at Memorial

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If there’s a bright side for Johnson — who followed a birdie-free 6-over 78 with a 74 on Friday — it is that he’ll have more time to prepare to defend his U.S. Open title in two weeks. First, though, he’ll go home to Florida for the birth of his second child.Johnson was tied for 97th at 8 over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It felt like if something could go bad, it went bad,” Johnson said. “It was one thing after the other.”Phil Mickelson, who played with Johnson, said no one should doubt that Johnson will be back competing on the weekend as a string of majors begins with the Open on June 15. That was out of character. The 32-year-old Johnson has won three times — Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship and WGC-Dell Match Play — and has four other top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi on the European Tour. He missed the cut in January at Torrey Pines.His previous worst score this year was a second-round 75 at the Wells Fargo Championship last month, his first tournament after missing the Masters because of a back injury suffered when he fell on stairs. In his last two outings, he tied for 12th and 13th.Next he’ll get ready to head to Wisconsin to see if he can be the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win back-to-back U.S. Opens.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img AP Source: Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “He had one or two bad holes. He had a bunch of things just not go his way,” said Mickelson, who was 4 under. “When you watch him play, it’s noticeable how much better he’s gotten over the years and how good he is.”Things definitely didn’t go Johnson’s way at Muirfield Village.His forgettable first round included a triple bogey on the par-3 16th after he hit his first shot in the water, and a double bogey on the sixth hole when he three-putted from 4 feet.It was the first time in four years he failed to make a birdie in a round.Johnson started with a bogey Friday and had two birdies before making the turn. On the seventh hole, he hit his second shot 227 yards to 6 feet but lipped out the eagle putt and settled for a birdie. He had three bogeys on the back nine.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Dustin Johnson tees off on the fifth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)DUBLIN, Ohio — The No. 1 player in the world will have a rare weekend off.Dustin Johnson was unable to overcome a bad opening round at the Memorial and missed a cut for the second time this year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

House Leans toward Use of Minibuses to Wrap up FY17 Appropriations

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate may attempt to pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) by the weekend and start its recess three weeks early to allow Republicans running for re-election more time to campaign. The early recess would require Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to reach a quick agreement on several issues, including a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood that has stopped legislation to combat Zika and the fiscal 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill from advancing. Earlier last week McConnell said he was aiming to pass a stopgap that runs through Dec. 9. Senate procedure, though, could make it difficult for the chamber to finish work on a CR by the end of the week, reported CQ Roll Call. If the Senate succeeds in clearing a stopgap and leaves town, the House would be pressured to pass the measure to avoid a government shutdown. Congress needs to pass a CR to keep the government running when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.Meanwhile, House Republicans are considering advancing one or more “minibuses,” packages that would include two or three spending bills rather than an omnibus incorporating all 12 titles. At a Friday meeting of the Republican Conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) described a strategy of passing national security-related measures by the end of December, while relying on a full-year CR for the remaining appropriations bills.Multiple GOP appropriators disagreed with the idea, however, reported CQ.No decisions were made by the conference as to how to proceed. There appeared to be support, however, to fund the government at the start of FY 2017 through a short-term CR.“The bottom line is to pass a CR into December to give us a chance to pass minibuses,” said House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.). The option of using minibuses to wrap up FY 2017 appropriations is designed to offer lawmakers an alternative to relying on an omnibus, which many rank-and-file lawmakers oppose, Rogers said.“There’s a realization within the conference that an omnibus is likely out of the question,” he said, adding minibuses offer “bite-sized appropriations that we can digest.”last_img read more