Arsenal look to boost title hopes

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea will make the short journey across London to the Emirates Stadium to face an Arsenal side looking to end their 12-year wait for the league title.While the defending champions have endured a disastrous season culminating in Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, the Gunners are level at the top of the standings.In the most unpredictable of seasons, Leicester, a side that was bottom of the table in April, share the lead with the Gunners while Manchester City are a point adrift in third.The onus is on Arsenal to win the title, with several rivals struggling for form. And with Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola available at the end of the season, manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side capitalises on its chance or face the insurmountable criticism and calls for his departure that will likely ensue.NO MORE MOURINHOFixtures between Arsenal and Chelsea have been notorious for the regularity with which Mourinho would taunt Wenger.The Portuguese coach would often remind his counterpart of his trophy drought and branded Wenger a “specialist in failure” back in February 2014.It will undoubtedly come as a relief to the Frenchman to see a different man standing alongside him on the touchline on Sunday, given his atrocious record against Mourinho.Just one win in 15 attempts against the former Blues boss, a narrow 1-0 win in the Community Shield, highlighted the superiority Mourinho had in matches that ultimately mattered.Indeed, a 2-0 home win at Stamford Bridge, while Mourinho was still in charge, saw the visitors finish the game with nine men after Gabriel and Santi Cazorla were dismissed.Guus Hiddink, who is back at Chelsea for the second time in his managerial career, has been tasked with salvaging its miserable campaign.However, so far he has guided the Blues to four draws and one win in his first five league games. The squad is largely void of the confidence that it exuded last season as it won the title at a canter.Last season’s player of the year Eden Hazard has yet to score and misses out through injury, and while striker Diego Costa has struggled for consistency this season, three goals in his last four appearances will be of some concern to the Gunners defense.TOTTENHAM’S TITLE TILTA win for Tottenham away to Crystal Palace tomorrow could provisionally lift Mauricio Pochettino’s side to within two points of the summit.Spurs responded to losing at home to Leicester with a 4-1 thrashing of relegation-threatened Sunderland before exacting some revenge over the Foxes by beating Claudio Ranieri’s side 2-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday.Another London derby pits the North Londoners against Alan Pardew’s side, without a win in five league matches.Three consecutive defeats has seen Palace slip to eighth in the table, and barring favourable results the Eagles could find themselves in the bottom half at the end of play on Sunday.Sergio Aguero scored twice for Manchester City at home to Crystal Palace last Saturday as they closed the gap at the top of the table.Despite the striker having suffered with injuries this term, his double against Palace took him onto 10 goals in just 15 appearances this term.last_img read more

Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks

first_imgAnd the exclamation point, a thunderous slam in the final minute that had fans standing and chanting “Trust the Process!”Simmons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, and Embiid had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight win, 119-109 over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Yeah, I’ve gotta dunk more,” Simmons said. “I don’t know. I just get out there and I’m like, uhh, these guys are pretty big. Once I start dunking it …”His thought trailed off but the Hawks — and the rest of the NBA — got the message. Simmons is the real deal. Okafor was selected by former team president Sam Hinkie as a sort of insurance policy in case Embiid could never recover from injuries that cost him the first two seasons of his career. With Embiid sidelined, Okafor led the Sixers in scoring as a rookie with 17.5 points. But injuries limited to him to 50 games last year and he was dropped from the rotation this season. Okafor is healthy and has played just one game this season.The 21-year-old Okafor, out of Duke, is frustrated but said he will remain professional about the situation.“This is my life. This is my career. I’m not getting the opportunity here, which is fine,” he said. “The team looks great. I’m not a part of that. I want the team to do great things, but at the same time, I want to play.”Okafor would have been owed $6.3 million in 2018-19. Okafor has avoided trouble since his rookie season was marred by a series of incidents that included a two-game suspension for his role in a Boston street fight.Okafor hoped a contract buyout would let him latch on with a team and play this season.“Bryan didn’t think that would be a good idea because he said he’d be giving me away to a team for free,” he said. “But that’s pretty much where we stand right now.”Brown said Okafor wasn’t in the rotation for defensive reasons and out of deference to veteran backup Amir Johnson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Heat top Bulls to end 3-game slide 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img The Sixers were fired up coming off wins on the road at Dallas and Houston and hit their first six 3s of the game. They led 25-8 and had everything going right in their first win at home this season.In coach Brett Brown’s five seasons, the Sixers had not been at .500 since they were 5-5 on Nov. 15, 2013. They started that season 3-0 and lost the opener — and many more after that — in each successive season.Dennis Schroder scored 25 points and Taurean Prince had 17 for the woeful Hawks.“We’ve got to find a way to eliminate the slow start,” coach Mike Budenholzer said.TIP-INSHawks: G Malcolm Delaney left with a sprained right ankle. He scored eight points. … The Hawks opened the fourth 0 for 11 with four turnovers.76ers: Dario Saric was in the starting lineup for the third straight game and JJ Redick started after he missed the last two games with tightness in his back. … The Sixers had 12 assists on 14 baskets in the first quarter.OKAFOR OUTJahlil Okafor, the No. 3 pick of the 2015 draft, wants out after the Sixers declined to pick up his fourth-year contract option for next season. Buried on the bench, Okafor said he didn’t want the Sixers to pick up his option and is ready for a fresh start. His request to team president Bryan Colangelo that the Sixers buy out the final year of the contract was declined.“I’m just in a position to where, how can I get on the court,” he said. “That’s not happening here and I want to play. Bryan knows that, I’ve talked with him about it. And now it’s tough because my option didn’t get picked up. Teams are not really looking to give up anything when somebody can walk out the door at the end of the season.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins defends. APPHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid was bleeped on TV when Ben Simmons slapped him on the chest during another victorious postgame interview.The highlights reel was hard to watch, anyway, for Atlanta: Simmons switched from his left to right hand mid-air to score a bucket. Simmons let the ball roll high of his right fingertips for another uncontested score.ADVERTISEMENT Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, has lived up to his top billing in his rookie year. Simmons has scored in double figures in every game and flirted with his second triple-double.Simmons keeps saying he can play better — but the 21-year-old Australian has already joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with 100 points, 50 rebounds and 40 assists in his first six games.Just how much more is he capable of the rest of the way?“There’s a lot more. Way more,” he said. “I think in a few years, it’s going to be fun.”Robert Covington scored 22 points to help the Sixers (4-4) reach .500 for the first time in four years. The Sixers’ rebuild more commonly known as “The Process,” isn’t a success yet. But it’s November and they don’t have a losing record.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Creamline shares 2nd

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It also snapped Pocari’s three-game run, dropping the Lady Warriors to fifth at 3-2.Alyssa Valdez hammered in 22 kills and produced 20 digs while Jia Morado logged 44 excellent sets and finished with eight points, including two aces that finished off the Lady Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFille Cainglet-Cayetano also came up with a personal conference-best 11 points for Creamline. Creamline squandered a two-set lead but kept its composure in the decider to outduel Pocari-Air Force, 25-19, 25-17, 20-25, 16-25, 16-14, in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan late Sunday.The victory extended the Cool Smashers’ win run to four after an opening game setback to the PetroGazz Angels, tying the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles at second behind the unbeaten BanKo-Perlas Spikers (5-0).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OOM king Carlos ICTSI Luisita fave 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 LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

5 seek Assembly District seat left by Alarcón

first_imgWhile Alarcón, Monta ez and Fuentes have denied a political deal was brokered, Monta ez recently was appointed to the city Planning Commission. And Fuentes, 35, now has the backing of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and is widely considered the favorite to win the 39th Assembly seat. Still, because it is a special election, there will be a runoff between the top two vote-getters – regardless of political party – if no candidate receives a majority of the vote. “I have been working very hard, walking precincts, calling voters and appearing wherever I can,” said Fuentes, who was chief deputy to state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Van Nuys, when Padilla served on the City Council. Before that, Fuentes served as an aide to former Mayor James Hahn. In a race that typifies the game of political musical chairs, five candidates are vying for the 39th Assembly District seat representing the Van Nuys-San Fernando area. Considered the front-runner in the May 15 election, Felipe Fuentes is facing off against Republican Jose Bonilla Sr., as well as Democrats Margie Carranza, Eric Dwight Rothenay and Felipe “Phillip” Siordia. Each is attempting to stake a claim to the post vacated in March, when Richard Alarcón stepped aside and returned to the Los Angeles City Council, taking advantage of an extension to term limits. Alarcón’s decision roiled candidates already declared in the council race, including former Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez, D-San Fernando, and Fuentes, both of whom withdrew and endorsed Alarcón. “I am taking nothing for granted,” Fuentes said. “I learned that in politics, anything can happen.” But Fuentes also has the backing of Alarcón and Padilla and, according to the most recent campaign reports, raised more than $83,000 for the race. In the final days leading up to the election, Fuentes had about $66,000 left to spend. But one of the most difficult aspects for him and the others is trying to determine voter turnout – it is expected to be very low – and explain to voters that they will have to vote on two separate ballots. Separate elections are being held for seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles Community College District boards. But the size of Fuentes’ campaign fund and his ties to most of the established leaders in the area has not dissuaded opponents. Bonilla, 54, who is married and has five grown children, is the sole Republican in a heavily Democratic district. “I think people will look beyond labels,” Bonilla said. “I’ve been working in this area a long time and know what the problems are out here. I think people will look at the field of candidates and go for someone who really cares and wants to make a difference. “A lot of the folks who run for office are doing it just for the next office or for a paycheck. I’m doing it because I care about this area.” Bonilla is an internal auditor for the Los Angeles Unified School District, a job he came to recently after retiring from IBM. “I say, forget about the statistics. Look at what people can do.” Bonilla had run before for a seat on what would have been a Valley City Council if secession had been approved by voters. Also making a second run for office is Carranza, 54, of Panorama City. The retired administrative assistant ran against Alarcón for City Council in March and said her decision to run for the Assembly was based on what she learned in that race and the urging of supporters. “This is still a grass-roots campaign,” Carranza said. “I’m not raising money for it, although I will have a few yard signs. “I’ve learned how to deal better and go deeper into issues and connect with people. I tell people that I can make a difference. I’m not like (Fuentes) who is just known in City Hall and not the district. The people who donate to him are those who know Padilla and Alarcón. They don’t know Felipe.” Siordia, 49, of Mission Hills, formerly worked for Anheuser-Busch as a manager and now runs Brewline Coffee Drive-thru, an upscale speciality coffee shop. He said he decided to run for public office after Monta ez dropped out of the race for City Council against Alarcón. “When I saw that Richard Alarcón won with only 3,600 votes, it was obvious to me that people are looking for someone with something to offer other than money or endorsements,” Siordia said. “I have been involved in this community all my life, and I think I have something to offer people with my values and to offer a fresh voice to the community.” Siordia has been involved in numerous civic organizations in the area and has worked with young people through a tennis program at El Cariso Park. He said he played tennis at California State University, Northridge, on a scholarship. “I want to make a difference and I think I can do that by going to Sacramento,” Siordia said. “I know everyone is saying it will be a low turnout for the election, but for someone like me, with deep roots in the community, I think it could help me.” Rothenay, who graduated from St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City and CSUN, works for Los Angeles County. Rothenay, who previously ran for the City Council seat held by Tony Cardenas, did not return calls for comment. (213) 978-0390 39th Assembly candidates Felipe Fuentes: Margie Carranza: No campaign Web site; e-mail Felipe “Phillip” Siordia: Jose Bonilla Sr.: Eric Dwight Rothenay: No campaign Web site; previous site is 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

NFL NOTEBOOK Vick’s troubles reach a new high

first_imgFrom news services Michael Vick is now likely one misstep from jail. The disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback tested positive for marijuana earlier this month, a violation of the conditions of his release as he awaits sentencing in federal court on a dogfighting charge that already jeopardizes his freedom and career. Now, he’s incurred the ire of the judge who could sentence him to up to five years in prison in the dogfighting case. On the day of Vick’s guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson warned that he wouldn’t be amused by any additional trouble. Hudson, who will sentence Vick on Dec. 10, on Wednesday ordered him confined to his Virginia home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with electronic monitoring. He also must submit to random drug tests. If Vick fails another drug test, he likely will wind up like co-defendant Quanis Phillips – incarcerated since his Aug. 17 plea hearing. Phillips also failed a drug test. Vick’s positive urine sample was submitted Sept. 13, according to a document that was filed in U.S. District Court. Grossman demoted Brian Griese is in. Rex Grossman is out. Despite numbers indicating the Chicago Bears needed to make a change with their starting quarterback, the news jarred Grossman. He used words like “surprised” and “frustration” to describe his feelings when he learned Griese would be calling signals Sunday at Detroit. “The frustrating part is I know this offense is close to getting in a rhythm and clicking, and I just wish I could have been the one pulling the trigger,” Grossman said hours after the Bears made the change. At 1-2 and with the league’s 30th-ranked offense, the defending NFC champions need to do something different. So they turned to Griese, a Pro Bowl pick with Denver in 2000. Falcons fine Hall As if the loss of Michael Vick wasn’t enough, the winless Atlanta Falcons are dealing with another distraction involving a high-profile player. Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he’s been fined $100,000 by the team and may have to sit out one or two quarters of the next game for his meltdown last week against the Panthers. Hall wasn’t pleased with the decision and plans to appeal through the NFL Players Association. Leinart defies critics Matt Leinart isn’t talking like a quarterback in danger of losing his job. He insists he understands the two-quarterback system Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt is using and will work hard to show he deserves to stay in his starting role. “I know this is my team,” Leinart said after practice. “I’m the quarterback of this team. I’m competitive. I’m not going to just throw in the towel.” Leinart was pulled from the game and watched from the sidelines last in Baltimore while backup Kurt Warner, in a no-huddle offense, threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Bills make tough choice The Buffalo Bills have gone through so many players already that they ran out of space in their locker room. And that meant clearing out Kevin Everett’s locker – something Coach Dick Jauron said a week earlier wouldn’t happen. After checking with the team’s equipment staff, Jauron said space was an issue. Around the league Raiders: Josh McCown missed practice with a broken big toe on his left foot, meaning Daunte Culpepper will probably get the chance to start at quarterback for Oakland on Sunday against the team that released him in July. Vikings: Tarvaris Jackson’s groin injury limited him in practice, leaving Kelly Holcomb as the expected starter at quarterback again this week. Browns: Tight end Kellen Winslow didn’t practice because of a partially dislocated left shoulder. Buccaneers: Tampa Bay placed rookie safety Sabby Piscitelli on injured reserve (foot injury) and promoted receiver Chad Lucas from the practice squad to the active roster. Colts: Linebacker Rob Morris was limited in practice but said he expects to return to action Sunday against Denver. Dolphins: Linebacker Zach Thomas (concussion) was back on the Dolphins’ practice field on a “limited” basis. It’s unknown if he’ll play this weekend against the Oakland Raiders. Lions: Detroit signed linebacker Donte Curry, bringing back a player who was cut just before the season after spending five years with the team. Giants: Wide receiver Plaxico Burress’ sprained right ankle has become more of a concern. The receiver traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to have the ankle examined by noted orthopedist Dr. Robert Anderson. Panthers: Quarterback Jake Delhomme’s strained right elbow forced him to miss practice, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.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

FACT! Five reasons Sunderland are better than Newcastle United

first_imgSunderland host Newcastle United on Sunday, in what will surely prove to be an entertaining derby clash, between two teams currently struggling in the Premier League.Sunderland may have flirted with relegation last season, but at least they enjoyed a cup run, and their season didn’t stale like their mid-table neighbours.And the form book smiles favourably on the Black Cats ahead of this fixture, as they take a new manager into the derby hoping for a fifth Tyne-Wear victory on the bounce.Despite perching dangerously above the relegation zone, there is no doubt whatsoever that the bragging rights lie firmly with the red and white stripes of the North East.Take a look at the slideshow above to see five reasons why Sunderland are better than Newcastle United.And if you completely disagree, perhaps you will prefer looking at FIVE REASONS NEWCASTLE ARE BETTER THAN SUNDERLAND.What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below… 5 4. Dominant derby displays – 2-1. 3-0. 3-0. 1-0. The recent derby outcomes make extremely grim reading for Newcastle fans. In fact, Sunderland haven’t lost to their rivals since August 2011. The two 3-0 victories at St James’ Park were particularly sweet for the Mackems – who could forget Di Canio’s suit-ruining knee slide in 2013? The Tyne-Wear derbies are the biggest dates in both sets of fans calendars, and it’s been all Sunderland for the past few years. 5. Sunderland want to win cups – Sunderland took the lead against a strong Manchester City side in last season’s Capital One Cup final, and were unlucky to bow out after a superb cup won in a disastrous season. Newcastle haven’t been in a cup final since 1999, and have been knocked out by teams such as Brighton and Stevenage as well as a dismal showing at Leicester in this season’s FA Cup. Sunderland may have struggled for league form in the past, but they proved last season that they are still hungry for success. 2. More recent cup success – Sunderland have won a major trophy more recently than the Toon Army. The Black Cats last triumph arrived in the form of the 1973 FA Cup, 18 years after Newcastle’s last domestic triumph and four years after they won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Both clubs may be starved of silverware, but Newcastle fans have had to wait longer. 5 5 5 1. Sunderland have won more league titles – click the arrow above, right, to see four more reasons why Sunderland are superior to Newcastle! – You have to go back a long, long way to find the last time either club won the league title. However, in the earlier part of the 20th century, Sunderland had more success than their rivals. The Black Cats have won the English top division six times, while the Magpies have only managed it four times. They did it more recently as well – who could forget the glory of 1936? 3. 9-1 – Newcastle may have beaten Sunderland 5-1 in 2010, but Sunderland boast the biggest Tyne-Wear derby victory of all time, a 9-1 humiliation of Newcastle at St James’ Park. So Sunderland fans, the next time Magpie fans taunt you about that game, remind them of the 1908 thrashing on their own turf. 5last_img read more

Inter Milan to beat Liverpool and Tottenham to in-form Lazio winger?

first_img1 Lazio forward Antonio Candreva has been in great form this season Inter Milan are lining up a summer loan offer for Liverpool and Tottenham target Antonio Candreva.All three clubs were linked with the Lazio winger during January but were put off by the £22million asking price.Liverpool have been tipped to go back for the 29-year-old this summer but they may lose out to Inter, who are making plans for their approach already.According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the San Siro club are willing to offer a year-long loan package, including a loan fee paid in installments and an option to buy at the end of next season.Candreva is an important member of the first team at Lazio and has made 23 Serie A appearances this term, scoring seven goals.However it has been suggested that, with Candreva turning 30 in February and his contract up in 2019, Lazio may decide to move him on in order to raise funds.last_img read more

Las Palmas 4-0 Espanyol: Goal friendly Los Amarillos thrash Periquitos

first_img Nabil El Zhar scored the opening goal for Las Palmas 1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here.An excellent second half display secured three points for Las Palmas, who overcame Espanyol 4-0 at Estadio Gran Canaria.Nabil El Zhar netted the opener on the brink of half-time, before Jonathan Viera, Pedro Bigas and Wakaso Mubarak each bagged one for themselves in a brilliant performance in the second period.Hernan Perez came close to scoring a consolation for the visitors in the 89th minute, but Periquitos never really threatened to take anything from the game.Espanyol remain just five points clear of the bottom three, and they are still wary of the fear of relegation, with more performances like this likely to send them down.Las Palmas have moved up to eighth place, only one point off the Europa League qualification places.last_img read more

Liverpool’s deal for Mohamed Salah could be bad news for Everton

first_img1 Roma are lining up Everton target Rachid Ghezzal as Mohamed Salah closes in on his move to Liverpool.Salah is expected to rubberstamp a £35m move to Anfield in the coming days after reportedly flying to England for a medical.The Egyptian’s departure will leave a big hole in Roma’s team as they look to replace a player who weighed in with double figures for both goals and assists last season.Lyon winger Ghezzal, who is also a target for Everton, is the man the Italian club have identifed to replace Salah and they are keen to tie up a deal.The Algerian will be available on a free by the end of June when his contract expires and, according to Sportitalia, Roma will offer him a deal.The Serie A side may still face competition, though, with AC Milan and Everton interested in signing Ghezzal too. Rachid Ghezzal is wanted by Roma last_img read more


first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal Cllr Cora Harvey has launched a new fundraising and get fit initiative at Glenveagh, Co Donegal.Speaking at the event Mayor Harvey said “This event will be known as “Rundonegal Women’s 5k” and all proceeds raised will go towards 2 Charities designated each year by the Mayor.“I am launching this initiative this year and it is hoped that the incoming Mayor whoever he or she may be will continue to drive the event with the support of Donegal County Council and Athletics groups in the County.” This year Mayor Harvey announced that the proceeds will go towards two charities – Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Donegal Branch and Strengthening Families Programme Donegal.Currently The Donegal Branch of the Diabetes Federation is fundraising to contribute towards research in to the cure and treatment of type 1 Diabetes.Huge advancements have been made in this area of medicine and the Diabetes Federation of Ireland have partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to promote and help fund type 1 diabetes research in Ireland. For more information on this please go to The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a National and International family skills based intervention program that works directly with families in distress. The program has shown to have a positive impact on family relationships, enhancing parenting skills and learning effective communication skills. We are fortunate that the program is available in Donegal. For more information on this please go to Senior Athletics Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle, who has supported the Mayor in organising the event, has said everyone should try and get involved.“ This will be a fun event aimed at all levels, encouraging women / girls to get out, get fit and enjoy the company of other women”.Patsy also outlined the importance of sport and leisure for physical and mental well being and is encouraging as many women as possible to partake whether its to run/jog/walk . The date and time is 15th May 2011 at 11am, the excellent venue is Glenveagh National Park, also a willing partner. It is hoped to attract additional support partners in the weeks ahead. Entries preferably online at or queries to Alternatively you can register on the day no later than 10.30am.The entry fee is €10 and sponsorship cards are also available by contacting Danny at 0876907945 for the Diabetes Federation – Donegal Branch or from Donna on 074 91 25597 for the Strengthening Families Programme.EndsMAYOR HARVEY LAUNCHES NEW 5K RACE PLAN TO RAISE MONEY FOR DONEGAL CHARITIES was last modified: February 23rd, 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