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A lighthearted look at the weekend’s sporting action with Johnny Vaughan, James Brown and Gavin Wood.On this week’s show, the boys were joined by former Millwall, Liverpool and Arsenal star Jimmy Carter.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. While waiting in the frigid weather outside the gym, I participated in some pre-Midnight Madness activities. I watched a screening of the game that ushered the basketball team into the Final Four last year, when it defeated the University of North Carolina. Also, the Georgetown University Grilling Society (more affectionately known as GUGS) was cooking up its famous GUGS burgers by the hundreds. Other Hoyas were painting their stomachs with letters spelling out “H-O-Y-A-S” and Jack the Bulldog, our beloved mascot, was in attendance dressed in an adorable blue and gray cape. As I was enjoying my GUGS burger, the mob suddenly shifted toward the entrance of the gym. I hurried over to get in line, my friends and I forming a human chain so we’d all get in at the same time. A sea of Hoyas proudly dressed in blue and gray filled McDonough Gym. One side of the stands cheered a loud “Hoya,” to which the other side respond by yelling “Saxa.” (Many people have asked me what “Hoya Saxa” means. The origins of “Hoya Saxa” date back to Georgetown’s old football team, the Stonewallers. “Hoya Saxa” is a motto combining the Latin “Hoia,” or “What,” with the Greek “Saxa,” or “Rocks.” The plural form for “Hoia” is “Hoya.”) Georgetown is a Jesuit and Catholic university. As for the third religion on campus, for many Hoyas, it’s men’s basketball, with Coach Jon Thompson III (or JT III) its prophet-like figure. I didn’t fully understand the pervasiveness of the Hoya basketball program until I went to my first Midnight Madness – the annual start of basketball practice for the new season. My friends and I stood in line for tickets into the McDonough Memorial Gymnasium for more than three hours. We brought a laptop, DVDs and popcorn, and bundled up (because I’m from California and am not used to this – and frankly, never will be used to this – weather). The line stretched as far as my eyes could see, up the hill to the Yates Fitness Gym. The line moved at a snail’s pace, with fans receiving tickets in the form of blue wristbands. Many of my friends who decided not to wait in the long line got themselves white strips of paper and blue markers to create makeshift wristbands. Finally, at 10 p.m., the Georgetown team – a team with high expectations this season – was introduced. Each player had selected a song to play as he made his entrance into the center of the gym. After every player was introduced, coach Thompson gave a brilliant speech about how far the program had come and that: “We are Georgetown and we are coming.” Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, a former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant, made a guest appearance.” The basketball players taught Rice how to do “Crank Dat Soulja Boy” (a hugely popular dance move at Georgetown). The parents of Jeff Green, former Hoyas basketball player and now a member of the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics, were present to unveil their son’s jersey on the wall of the gym alongside those of Allen Iverson and other former Hoyas who have made it to the NBA. Now, when I walk past students wearing T-shirts declaring “JT III is my homeboy” on the front and “The Father, the Son, and the Hoya Spirit” on the back, I fully understand the power of the men’s basketball team and am proud to say I am the owner of season tickets. Lana Buu is a Torrance High School graduate writing about her freshman year at Georgetown University. She can be reached at LB328@georgetown.edu.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SATURDAY Revlon Run/Walk for Women, 7 a.m. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Race will begin at 8:45 a.m. 2006 Cub Scout Cup, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hart Park Campground, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 251-6070. Girl Scout Law Day, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Los Angeles Superior Court, 9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 886-1801. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsDelano Recreation Center dedication, 10 a.m., 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 756-8529. Emergency Preparedness Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13680 Sayre St., Sylmar. Call (818) 766-8723. Used book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sherman Oaks Library, 15245 Moorpark St. Call (818) 205-9716. Hispanic Business Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 702-6977. Fire Service Recognition Day open house celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at all Los Angeles fire stations. Los Angeles Amp Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Admission: $20. Call (818) 892-0745. Santa Monica Festival, noon-7 p.m., Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. Free. See www.arts.santa-monica.org/events. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The seniors were defeated in their final game of the Ulster Intermediate League against Glenavy, Co.Antrim on Saturday afternoon in Ballyshannon. This brings to an end a good competition which will hopefully have helped the team in their preparations for the promotion play-off.The seniors play Aodh Ruadh this Friday night the 9th March at 9pm in McCumhaill Pairc, Ballybofey in the Division 3 promotion play off. It is encouraged that everyone gets out to support the lads in this important match as they push for Promotion to Division 2 for the forthcoming season.There will be a foundation coaching course taking place in the near future at a local venue yet to be confirmed. All persons interested in taking part should forward their name to Matt Gallagher. Anyone with any information they wish to have included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on email@example.com by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: March 6th, 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:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTES
Mark English has revealed the anguish he has felt at losing two of his friends in the Berkley balcony tragedy has put things into perspective for him.Mark EnglishSky Sports scholar English has endured a difficult few months on the track with niggling injuries causing havoc with the supremely talented athlete.However, English has revealed that the death of his grandfather, coupled with the loss of his UCD medical school classmates in the JI tragedy in California has put sport into context for him. English is hopeful that when he can overcome his injury problems, the form that seen him medal at both the indoor and outdoor European Championships will return.In a candid interview with Sky Sports, English said, “June 15 will live for a long time in my memory.“I was involved in a day of filming with Sky Sports in Dublin. The whole operation was precision personified.“Everything was timed so that the crew had their job completed in time for their flight home to the UK that evening. “But there was little time to absorb the devastating news I received during filming that day of the death of two of my medical school classmates in the balcony accident in Berkeley, California.“The accident claimed the lives of six students and leaving another seven in a critical condition. The magnitude of this tragedy caused me to stop in my tracks and think.“Were it not for my athletics I may well have been out there myself on a J1 Visa.“Less than a year ago I had shared a class holiday with Lorcan Miller (RIP) and Eimear Walsh (RIP) in Croatia. They were two of the brightest, affable and most vivacious people I had ever met.English revealed he was back in time from the European Championships for the funerals of his friends which took place on June 23rd. He said the injuries he had suffered out there and worries he had about them paled into insignificance when he saw the pain and suffering of the families of those who died in the USA.English added, “Events like this put injuries and poor performances into perspective.“I returned from the European team championships on June 23 just in time to attend the funerals of both classmates. My own worries paled into insignificance.“Athletics is not life and death. In September our class will be missing two vibrant young people who never got a chance to fulfil their potential. “In the light of all that has happened so far this summer I realise that it is important to live life to the full.“To see that glass half full rather than half empty. There is still half the summer left.“There is still time to improve on my form and set my injury straight. I will try to embrace the advice of the writer Samuel Beckett“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.MARK ENGLISH REVEALS ANGUISH OF LOSING TWO FRIENDS IN THE BERKLEY BALCONY TRAGEDY was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Moore was beaten inside a jail parking garage after he was arrested for allegedly threatening the mother of his child, Jagels said. He died of head injuries. Bravo and Romero posted bail Thursday, but the judge denied bail for the three defendants facing murder charges. BAKERSFIELD – An arraignment for three Kern County sheriff’s deputies charged with beating an inmate to death is set for Dec. 15. Daniel Thomas Lindini, 48, Ralph Contreras, 32, and Roxanne Fowler, 41, appeared Monday in Kern County Superior Court on murder charges in the killing of James Moore. Two other deputies, Angel Lopez Bravo, 34, and Lisa Diane Romero, 20, are charged with assault for their alleged connection to the killing. All five were arrested last week and accused of beating Moore, 30, on Aug. 15 while his hands and feet were shackled, said District Attorney Ed Jagels.
Former Finn Harps star James Doherty carved out a reputation as one of the finest right-backs in the LOI and he has enhanced his reputation since moving to Dubai.Doherty is keeping former Real Madrid and Spanish star Michel Salgado out of the Dubai Irish XI. Management at Dubai Irish have confirmed that they signed Michel Salgado as back-up to Doherty who has recently suffered an injury.Management also indicated that Doherty’s waistline had bulged over the off season and they’ve tailored a special training programme to whip him back into shape.If the influential Doherty does miss out Salgado who runs the Spanish Soccer Academy in Dubai is a pretty good replacement for the former Finn Harps and Termon GAA player.The Dubai Irish team posted the following message on their Facebook timeline, “Dubai Irish are delighted to announce the signing of former Real Madrid and Spain International, Michel Salgado! “The former Champions League winner signs on a one year deal and will give cover to James Doc for the season!!#DubaiIrish #WelcomeSalgado FORMER FINN HARPS PLAYER KEEPING EX REAL MADRID STAR OUT OF STARTING XI IN DUBAI was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
Funding has been secured to run a public bus service from Muff to Buncrana on two days a week.Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has welcomed confirmation of the new route from Local Link, who will run the service on Tuesdays and Fridays.The matter was progressed in recent months after Cllr Murray hosted a public meeting in the village with Local Link. Commenting on the news, Cllr Murray said; “I am delighted that Local Link has secured funding for a much needed public bus service from Muff to Buncrana.“The service will run three times a day on Tuesdays and Fridays and will run at times which are convenient for those who need to have their bloods done in Buncrana, go shopping in the town and for school kids to come home after extra-curricular activities.“Local Link deserve a huge amount of credit for coming to our public meeting, listening to the views of our community and then acting decisively to have our concerns addressed.“It’s expected that the bus service will commence in June and I would encourage as many people as possible to avail of the service.” Cllr Murray’s party colleague and local election candidate, Terry Crossan, also welcomed the news saying;“I want to commend Cllr Murray for calling the public meeting on this issue and all those people from Muff who attended and put forward a case for this bus service.“This is an issue which I have worked closely with Jack on, and one which I hope will be of huge benefit to our community.“I understand that the service can be further expanded to run more often should there prove to be a demand so I would encourage everyone to use it as much as possible.“I’ve no doubt that this service will be welcomed by the wider community but particular by older people, those who frequent the doctors in Buncrana and secondary school students who stay back after school for sports and extra studies.” Delight as Muff-Buncrana bus service is secured was last modified: April 15th, 2019 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:buncrana muff bus service
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, are offering six scholarships to school groups from grades 5-12 for a one-day Lake Erie Science Field Trip at the lab on Gibraltar Island. The application deadline is April 30, 2017, and field trips will be scheduled for September and October of 2017.“We’ve received some very generous funding from The Andrews Foundation to make these trips possible for students who may otherwise not be able to experience a day as a Lake Erie scientist,” said Dr. Kristen Fussell, Ohio Sea Grant’s research development and grants manager. “Applications from northeast Ohio and from those with the greatest financial need will be considered first, but the scholarship is open to any science teachers with students in grades 5-12.”The scholarship covers the full cost of a one-day Stone Lab Science Field Trip for 36 students and their six chaperones, lunch on the island, and transportation from the Miller Ferry dock in Port Clinton to the lab.Teachers will also be reimbursed for transportation to the Miller Ferry dock and for substitute teacher payments the day of the field trip (up to $760).Scholarship details and a link to the online application are available at go.osu.edu/fieldtripscholarship.Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, which is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information, visit stonelab.osu.edu.