Dyke pleased with Edwin Allen’s early showing

first_imgAFTER two years of success, defending Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association girls champions Edwin Allen High will be hoping to make it three in March, and following his team’s opening at Saturday’s Purewater JC Invitational Michael Dyke is predicting just that. “I am extremely pleased with the overall performance,” said an upbeat Dyke. Despite losing two of his top Class One throwers – Janelle Fullerton, who transferred to St Jago, and Paul Ann Gayle, who has gone overseas – Dyke is not deterred. “It would have been good to have them back in the team, but their departure will not affect the performance as other girls in their shadows over the years have stepped up,” he said. Saturday was an indicator of this as Bristol O’Connor threw 43.72 metres to finish behind Fullerton, who won with the Class One discus in 47.54m. The defending champions had a solid start in the middle and long distance events where they had top three finishes in all classes. Dyke singled out the performance of young Cemore Donald, who clocked the fastest time of all three classes (2:19.30), to win the Class Three 800m. “Cemore is the defending champion at Champs and what she did was awesome and I am confident that she is going to break the record at Champs,” said Dyke. Over the last three years Edwin Allen’s jumpers have been the most impressive at Champs. Dyke thinks his rivals are doomed again this year. “Our jumpers were of high standard on Saturday and nothing will change for the remainder of the season.” The only members of this team yet to taste success are in Class Four, but Dyke is unconcerned about the present crop. “Despite this going to be their first time competing I think the group is much stronger than last year,” he said. Dyke could be right as the Class Four girls dominated the 100 metres. Bethany Bridge led the way with 11.99 seconds. Patrece Clarke (12.51), Selieci Myles (12.66), and Jessica McLean (12.71) finished in the top eight overall.last_img read more

UST tests FEU, La Salle stakes unbeaten record vs UP

first_img“Our coach told us to take it easy,” said UP star Tots Carlos. “No pressure for us, but our goal is to beat beat La Salle by playing our own game.”UST will also try to play to its new identity—something that the Tigresses are only starting to warm up to.They have found some spunk and mental strength, attributes that have benefited rising middle blocker Milena Alessandrini. The awkward 6-foot-2 sophomore is just beginning to gain confidence commensurate to her big talent.“I’d like to thank my teams, players, coaches and officials for helping me stay positive,” said Alessandrini, who drilled in 22 points against the Lady Maroons. “But I know we have to maintain that attitude.”Against the Lady Tamaraws, they do. FEU is smarting from a defeat at the hands of Ateneo in a match where the Lady Tamaraws were leading two sets to none.ADVERTISEMENT The Tigresses may need more of those game smarts if they want their old glory to resurface.UST, who only made the Final Four once in the last three seasons, faces a stern test when it takes on an equally tough former powerhouse Far Eastern University on Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe clash of traditional collegiate heavyweights is expected to steal some of the spotlight off the marquee match, where unbeaten La Salle tests the mettle of a University of the Philippines team trying to bounce back from a stinging loss in the other match of the double-header starting at 2 p.m.UP, one of the pretournament favorites after winning two crowns during the varsity offseason, is coming off a loss to UST and the Lady Maroons will try to calm themselves in front of the rampaging defending champions. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nietes vacates WBO throne, eyes pricey fights Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor University of Santo Tomas coach Kungfu Reyes, the only thing that hinders the Tigresses from reaching full their potential is mind-set.“The problem with us is we dwell on our mistakes too long and carry them to the next set,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Sometimes we need ‘henyo moves’ to pull off victories.”ADVERTISEMENT “We are staying positive. It’s still a long tournament,” said FEU coach George Pascua. “We just to need to develop our killer instinct.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Thinking about erasing an old hard drive?

first_imgReader mail crowds the box this week after a few weeks of reviews. Let’s hit the stack. Question: If I sell my computer to someone else, how can I make sure the hard drive is totally erased? I have some stuff on there that I don’t want other people to find, including tax records and banking things. Answer: If you want to be completely sure, sell it without the hard drive. Just keep it and let the buyer get his own. If you want to sell it with the drive intact, use a disk wiping utility like DBAN (free on the Web). That program, called “Darik’s Boot and Nuke,” is an effective weapon against data theft. You can download a version for floppy disk, CD, DVD or Flash Drives. Once you run that, your data is gone. Q: I have some old computer monitors that I have been trying to sell but have had no luck. I tried even to give them away, but no one wants them. They are large. My trash company won’t take them, either. What are my options? James Derk is owner of CyberDads, a computer service company and tech columnist for Scripps Howard News Service. His e-mail address is jim@cyberdads.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A: If they are in good working order, a local school or charity may be interested or a Salvation Army or Goodwill center. If not, contact a recycler of computer parts (check the phone book), or your local trash company may have a referral. You don’t want to just heave them into the trash because there are metals in there you don’t want in the landfill. Q: I print about 90 documents a day, all about one or two pages. They are only in black-and-white with no pictures. I am interested in a heavy-duty printer that can do that kind of load. Do you have any recommendations? When I go to the office supply store, I am lost with all of the models. A: What you want is a workhorse black-and-white laser printer. A used HP 4, 5 or 6 would be my first choice if you can find one that has not been toasted by its previous owner. If not, look for a small, business-class, black-and-white laser printer. Avoid color lasers that also can print black-and-white, although the price is comparable. Look into the cost of replacement toner as well. Sometimes the bargain is in the refills but not in the toner. I am personally fond of HP and Lexmark lasers. Q: I bought the extended warranty on a laptop computer, and the salesman said it would cover everything that could ever happen to it, including if I dropped it in a pool. Now, a year and a half later, half of the keys won’t work. The company says it is wear and tear and won’t cover the repair. What can I do? A: Lodge a complaint with the Better Business Bureaus in the cities where you bought the computer and where the extended warranty is from. E-mail the relevant state attorney(s) general. You also can participate in the many online forums for consumer complaints about extended warranties, which are the rip-off of this generation. Contact the manager of the store in person and explain what you were told. Contact your credit-card company to see if it can help. If nothing else works, find a local computer tech to replace your keyboard, which is not that expensive if done with integrity. last_img read more

Steve Bruce admits Hull were reduced to damage limitation against rampant Arsenal side

first_imgHull City manager Steve Bruce admitted his side turned their attentions to damage limitation in stages during the second half after being comfortably beaten 3-1 by Arsenal.Two goals from Alexis Sanchez and another from Aaron Ramsey completed the damage in a devastating first half performance at the KC Stadium, with Hull’s consolation coming through Stephen Quinn’s header.Hull are a point and a place above the drop zone after the defeat but have a superior goal difference than relegation rivals Sunderland and Newcastle, and Bruce believes their goal tally could prove a decisive factor.“One thing we wanted to do in the second half is make sure it’s not one of those ridiculously horrible evenings. We stuck at it in difficult circumstances,” said the Tigers’ boss.“You’re torn. You want to chase the game and make an impression but you don’t want to leave yourselves wide open.”The Tigers face basement club Burnley on Saturday in a crunch game which will have huge implications towards both clubs’ top flight status, but Bruce remained relaxed about the importance of the encounter.He said: “It’s not going to keep us up or send us down. But we’ve still got it all to do.“It’s a big game. We’re aware of that so a result would be good.”Hull know another defeat to the Clarets could be fatal to their hopes of retaining their top flight status, particularly with matches against Tottenham and Manchester United in their final two games of the season. Steve Bruce 1last_img read more

AR AN CATWALK DO CHÚIS MHAITH

first_imgTháinig scaifte mór amach, idir óg agus aosta, le tacaíocht a thabhairt d’oíche mhór ag Ionad Cois Locha i nDún Lúiche ar na mallaibh.Spreagadh scoláire óg Aodan Ó’Gallchóir agus a cairde as Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair seó faisin a eagrú le hairgead a bhailiú d’ailse.Dúirt Aodan: “Sé an chúis a smaointigh mé an oíche seo a eagrú nó de bharr go raibh fhios agam go bhfuil aithne ag thar a bheith achan duine ar dhuine a bhí ailse orthu. Shíl mé gur chóir dúinn oíche a eagrú le hairgead a bhailiú de chúis atá go forleitheadeach leis. Ni amháin seo ach tá gá le nios mó seirbhisí sa taobh seo tíre le cuidiú le daoine a bhfuil an tinneas seo orthu.”Thug go léor siopaí eadach dóibh le cur ar an Catwalk agus rinne an gruagaire Patrick Gildea gruaig na girseach agus na gasúr ar an oíche.Bronnadh gradam máistreás na bliana ar Mary Grace Ó Domhnaill agus máistir na bliana ar Seoirse Ó’Dochartaigh. Tugadh go léor duaiseanna amach chomh maith. AR AN CATWALK DO CHÚIS MHAITH was last modified: December 10th, 2010 by gregShare 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

A COLD CALL FROM THE PAST!

first_imgIt’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.This truly atmospheric picture was captured in the past couple of days in Dungloe. It shows local lad Karl Wallace, 11, of Toberkeen, Dungloe on a public phone.We think the great thing about the picture is not just the snow, but the fact that there isn’t a mobile phone is sight but rather one of the few remaining public phoneboxes left in the county.In fact the timeless portrait could have been taken 20 years ago.We doubt if the same portrait will be captured in another 20 years.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com A COLD CALL FROM THE PAST! was last modified: December 18th, 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)last_img read more

SHAY GIVEN: CELTIC LINK TO JIM McGUINNESS

first_imgCould Jim join the Hoops?FORMER Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has spoken of a possible link between Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and a new coaching role at Glasgow Celtic.The Lifford man was speaking about his pride in Donegal’s win over Mayo last Sunday in the All-Ireland final.And he says Glenties man Jim could easily transfer his skills to soccer across the water. “There’s a story doing the rounds back home in Donegal that Jim McGuinness could join the coaching staff at Glasgow Celtic,” said Shay from England where he has been proudly flying the Donegal flag.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.“I know it’s probably an Irish thing to suggest that Jim will follow his All-Ireland success with Donegal by helping Celtic to achieve their Champions League dream.“It certainly helped the story that Bhoys boss Neil Lennon was in Croke Park last Sunday for Donegal’s sweet win and all the words he said about Jim on RTÉ beforehand were very complimentary.” During that interview Lennon – a former Armagh GAA Minor – revealed that he had given McGuinness a tour of Celtic’s training facilities.There are also reports that Jim has been offered coaching roles at several other British clubs.Said Given: “Many of the players were there for previous Donegal managers but Jim has added something special to the mix that could apply just as easily to Celtic as it does to a Gaelic football team.“I know from talking to people involved with the camp that he is a great man for psychology and preparation.“Jim has brought a scientific approach to the game and no stone was left unturned last weekend. “That’s a huge element of professional sport now as we all know in the Premier League.“And it is something that is going to stand to Donegal for many years to come thanks to Jim McGuinness.”Shay said he was enormously proud of the Donegal team for bringing Sam home for the first time in 20 years.And he said he was struck by the homecoming to Donegal Town which he had watched via the internet. “It was like Reeling in the Years as 20 years ago I was one of those kids in the Diamond in Donegal waiting for the team to come home with Sam. This time I was just as excited. And when Jim stood up to address the people, the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck many miles away in England,” said the Aston Villa man.“If he can inspire a crowd like that from a stage in Donegal town, I can only imagine what he must be like in the dressing-room.“The good thing for Donegal is that Jim is likely to be around for several years to come — unless Neil Lennon poaches him — and the players are young enough to dominate Gaelic football for the foreseeable future as well.“What was also enlightening last Sunday was being able to sit back and enjoy the game of Gaelic football for what it is — an honest sport where men give and take the hard knocks and get on with it.”SHAY GIVEN: CELTIC LINK TO JIM McGUINNESS was last modified: September 30th, 2012 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:SHAY GIVEN: CELTIC LINK TO JIM McGUINNESSlast_img read more

SOCCER: HARPS U19’S HAMMERED AS DEVASTATING CORK CITY ADVANCE

first_imgSOCCER: Finn Harps U19’s suffered a heavy 7-1 defeat in their League of Ireland quarter-final clash with Cork City earlier this afternoon.Cork City came into this clash as the form side in the country – having scored an incredible FORTY-FOUR goals in their section of the league. An away draw to Cork was always going to be a formidable task for Joe Boyle’s side – but they were well in the game in the opening period.Cork City took the lead early on – but former Letterkenny Rovers midfielder Gareth Doherty cancelled that out – and the side went in at the interval level.However, Cork were simply unplayable in the second-half and scored SIX goals.They could well have had more and that is now 51 goals they’ve scored so far this season. Harps have enjoyed a good campaign with players like BJ Banda establishing himself in the 19’s – before firing that all important goal against Limerick for the fisrt-team at Finn Park a number of weeks ago.SOCCER: HARPS U19’S HAMMERED AS DEVASTATING CORK CITY ADVANCE was last modified: November 28th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR THEIR U21 SIDE

first_imgSt. Eunan’s GAA club have announced they’ve secured a three-year sponsorship deal with the Orchard Inn, Letterkenny. The Orchard Inn will be the sponsors for the club’s Under 21 team’s for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.The team are the current Under 21 County Champions and will compete in the Ulster Club Championship Semi-Final this Sunday February 1st at 2pm. With players on the County Under 21 team and the majority of players underage again this year, there is strong hope for continued success for this talented bunch of players.The club would like to sincerely thank Mr. Paddy Crossan and the Orchard Inn for their kind sponsorship of the team.Mr. Crossan is pictured making a presentation to the players and management, together with club Chairman Cathal Greene and Treasurer Niall Doherty ahead of Sunday’s game.  GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR THEIR U21 SIDE was last modified: January 29th, 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:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENED TO SERGEANT MICK

first_imgA shrine in memory of the late Sergeant Michael Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda StationPhoto: James Connolly / PicSell8A BOOK of condolences has opened to Sgt Mick Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda Station.Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan signed it yesterday during a private meeting with gardai left grieving by the death of the popular sergeant.Sgt Galvin took his own life a week ago last Thursday after being left terrified by an investigation by the Garda Ombudsman. A judicial inquiry has been launched into how the Ombudsman handled the case.Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (ASGI) held their monthly executive meeting in Ballyshannon yesterday before going to the private meeting held with the commissioner in which she paid tribute to the dedication of the sergeant.Sgt Galvin died not knowing he had been exonerated by the Ombudsman investigation up to five days beforehand.Members of the public have been leaving flowers and messages of support for Collette Galvin and her three young children at Ballyshannon garda station. Sgt Gavlin’s solicitor Michael Hegarty said his client had been referred to him by the AGSI in April after he was told he was the subject of a criminal investigation by GSOC into a fatal road crash in Ballyshannon on January 1.He said there is no necessity for GSOC to carry out a criminal investigation in the first instance and that a non-criminal investigation can take place to establish whether there has been any misconduct on the part of a member of An Garda Síochána.He said this procedure caused Sgt Galvin great distress and he said the last time he spoke to him, he was concerned about him.He described a statement from GSOC, saying it would not be commenting further on the matter as a judicial inquiry was due to take place, as unhelpful and unfortunate.Mr Hegarty said told RTÉ: “We’re dealing with human beings here, this has had a devastating effect on a family and colleagues.” BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENED TO SERGEANT MICK was last modified: June 6th, 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:BallyshannondeathinvestigationleitrimSgt Mick Galvinsligolast_img read more