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Ashleigh Fitzgerald Named McNeese State Head Volleyball Coach

first_img“I want to thank my administrators at Drury, Pat Atwell and Barb Cowherd, who, on top of being great bosses, were also great mentors,” she said.  “I also want to thank McNeese Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill and Senior Woman’s Administrator Bridget Martin for giving me the chance to return to McNeese.” Fitzgerald replaces Terry Gamble who left McNeese to take a similar job at Jacksonville State. “It is both great and surprising to be coming back to McNeese after five years,” said Fitzgerald, who has spent the last five years as head coach at Drury University.  “A lot has changed from a facilities perspective across campus since I left, but a lot has stayed the same.  McNeese is still all about a sense of family and community, and I know it is a place where I will be supported personally and professionally.” At Drury, an NCAA Division II school located in Springfield, Missouri, Fitzgerald compiled an 87-74 record in five seasons and led the Panthers to their only three winning seasons in the program’s 20-year history. Prior to her coaching stint at Drury, Fitzgerald served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at McNeese from 2006-08.  LAKE CHARLES, La. – Ashleigh Fitzgerald, who from 2006 to 2008 helped coach McNeese State volleyball to a Southland Conference East Division Championship and league postseason play each of those seasons, has been named the Cowgirls’ new head coach, Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill announced on Wednesday. Fitzgerald was responsible for recruiting Priscilla Massengale, the Houston Chronicle’s 2008 Player of the Year and 2009 Louisiana Freshman of the Year.  She also mentored an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and the Southland Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year in Tiffany Baker as well as coaching six all-conference selections. The Chapin, South Carolina native was a member of the Ole Miss volleyball team for two years from 2004 to 2005 where she ranked fourth in the SEC in aces per game in 2004 and was fifth in the league in assists in 2005.  Fitzgerald played her first two collegiate seasons at the United States Naval Academy and earned the Unsung Hero Award in 2001.center_img “Her experience as a head coach in addition to her playing collegiately at a high level made the decision an easy one. She will bring a lot of energy to our program and has led her teams to success both in the classroom and on the court.  We are confident that Ashleigh will continue that success here at McNeese.  We are committed to our volleyball program and will give it every opportunity to be successful.” Fitzgerald guided the program to three Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournaments and led the team to its first conference tournament win in 2011.  In 2010, she led the Panthers to a school-record 22 victories.  She coached numerous all-conference selections, the school’s first D-II Daktronics All-Region honoree, and an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Region team member.  Her squads earned four AVCA team academic awards that recognizes teams that compile a minimum 3.30 team grade point average. During her previous stint at McNeese, Fitzgerald helped coach the Cowgirls to three conference tournament appearances while advancing to the semifinal match twice.  The Cowgirls posted a 30-18 overall conference record in three seasons including a 12-4 mark and the Southland Conference Eastern Division title in 2006.  The Cowgirls also finished second in the division in 2007. Said Hemphill:  “We could not be more thrilled to announce Ashleigh Fitzgerald as our new volleyball coach at McNeese.  She is a great fit for our program, school and community.  With her being an assistant at McNeese in previous years, she knows Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana and the University.  Fitzgerald was an academic standout at Ole Miss, earning the SEC’s post-graduate scholarship for community service in 2006.  She served as a volunteer coach for the Lady Rebels in the spring of 2006.last_img read more

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PVL: Pocari drops BanKo Perlas for 2nd straight win

first_imgTrump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA Season 93 Preview: Young Letran Knights out to turn heads Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LSU title parade draws massive crowds MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Myla Pablo and Desiree Dadang eventually weathered the storm for Pocari putting the Lady Warriors at 26-25.Pablo unleashed 23 points to lead the Lady Warriors while getting ample support from Kai Nepomuceno who had 14 points, and Panaga and Elaine Kasilag who finished with 13 and 11, respectively.De Jesus led BanKo Perlas with 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat turned back BanKo Perlas, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, for its second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Perlas Spiker Ella De Jesus had the unfortunate mistake of awarding the Lady Warriors the victory when her final attack went awry.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pocari Sweat improved to 2-0 while the Perlas Spikers are now at 0-2.Pocari’s win exposed head coach Rico De Guzman’s worry of his team’s habit of lagging and allowing opponents to catch up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Lady Warriors held a 22-20 lead in the fourth set, but the Perlas Spikers managed to take a momentary 23-22 lead due to Jeanette Panaga’s error.“That’s what I told them, we will go up by three or four but we will commit those errors,” said De Guzman. “I said that we’re allowing ourselves to play the same pace as the opponents.”last_img read more

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Police Force donates school supplies to Baramita students

first_imgIn an effort to boost school attendance among children in the North West District community of Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini), ranks of F Division (Interior Locations) under the command of Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram, donated a quantity of school supplies to a group of underprivileged children.The donation was made as part of the Guyana Police Force’s Social Crime Prevention Programme. According to the Force’s Public Relations Office Ivelaw Whittaker, ranks of the Baramita Police Station in continuing with their community outreach interventions under the programme and during routine visits to the village of Baramita, NWD, discovered that due to a lack of school supplies, some children were not attending school.This situation saw the intervention of the Police Commissioner through the Divisional Commander and on May 4, some 50 children received donations of school supplies, included school uniforms. In addition, 15 of the beneficiaries were placed into school.Ranks of Baramita Police Station along with students from the community who benefited from the donation of school suppliesMeanwhile, in the community of Annai in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) on April 24, a meeting was held between the residents of Annai, Surama, and Wowetta and the Police. During the engagement, a number of topics including domestic violence were discussed and a community policing group was formed in the village.The social crime prevention programme focuses on the empowerment of youths by developing skills and moral values, in order to mould them into productive and meaningful contributors to society and to enhance Police community relations.On the other hand, a Canadian-based Guyanese businessman on Monday donated a professional document laminator to the Guyana Police Force. Dr Roberto Jacgobin has had a working relationship with the Force’s Cops and Faith Community Network. The presentation was made at the Office of the Assistant Commissioner (Administration) at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.In brief remarks during the presentation, Jacgobin said it was a pleasure for him to be of some assistance to the Guyana Police Force and expressed his readiness to be of further assistance with other initiatives.Additionally, Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine who received the laminating machine expressed sincere appreciation on behalf of the Police Commissioner and the Force for the piece of equipment, noting that it will assist in the production of identification cards for members of the Force.Also present during the simple presentation ceremony were Senior Superintendent Maxine Graham, Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Christopher Griffith and the Force’s Chaplain, Pastor Patrick Doolichand.last_img read more

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Media Report Angers PYJ

first_img“We are peaceful citizens who are worthily contributing to the growth and development of post-war Liberia, to the extent that many of the towns and villages destroyed during the country’s civil crisis have returned to their pre-war status.” The speaker was evangelist Prince Y. Johnson who yesterday angrily reacted to a recent newspaper report stating that “all citizens in Nimba County were manufacturing arms in the county.”Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) chairs the county’s Legislative Caucus. He is also a born-again Evangelist preaching the Gospel with special emphasis on the peace and stability of the nation.In his strongly worded reaction given in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, Senator Johnson termed the report as “diabolical lies against peaceful Nimbaians, intentionally (manufactured) by agents of the devil to tarnish the good reputation of the citizens of Nimba County.”Senator Johnson, however, commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her regime’s tolerance of press freedom, but added, “This freedom has often been abused by agents of the devil who conceived evils against the state.”“The report of this newspaper is intended to scare away investors and paint citizens of the county black in the eyes of other Liberians and the international community. “They are doing this because Nimba is [endowed with immense resources and investment opportunities], PYJ said. In its Wednesday, May 27 edition Vol. 3, No. 199, a local newspaper (not the Daily Observer) quoted the chairman of the Community Watch Forum, Isaac Nyenati Kaffey, as alleging that citizens of Nimba County are presently involved with the production of arms in the county.According to the newspaper, Mr. Kaffey allegedly told a reporter of the paper that small arms being used by armed robbers in various communities have been produced in Nimba County. He did not say specifically in which part of the county the arms are being manufactured, but insinuated that citizens of the county are involved in the mass production of firearms.Based on that assertion by Mr. Kaffey as reported by the newspaper, Senator Johnson challenged the national security apparatus to compel Mr. Kaffey to locate the site of the manufacturing plant where the arms are produced, and directly identify citizens that he claims are involved in the arms production.“This is not just about Nimba,” the Senator insisted, “but the allegation undermines the security of the state because this allegation is baseless, since Mr. Kaffey of the so called Community Watch Forum did not indicate the exact location of the manufacturing plant, nor could he identify any one of the citizens who is involved with the deal,” Senator Johnson added.Nimba County, he said, is in the north-central portion of Liberia. It is one of 15 counties that comprise six districts the first-level of administrative division in the nation. Sanniquellie serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 11,551 square kilometers (4,460 sq mi), the largest in the nation. The 2008 Census put the population of Nimba County at 462,026, making it the second most populous county in Liberia after Montserrado County.With this geographical description of the county, Senator Johnson wants to know, in which part of the county is the manufacturing plant located. He also wants to know the specific number of citizens involved in the arms manufacturing, since the writer of the article quoted Mr. Kaffey as saying that Nimba citizens were manufacturing arms.He then wondered what Mr. Kaffey was thinking about when he made such an unsubstantiated claim against the peaceful people of Nimba without citing any proof of his allegation.Meanwhile, Evangelist Johnson has challenged authorities of the various security agencies to seek further clarifications from Mr. Kaffey about the reasons for his “baseless allegation.”“Why would anyone want to manufacture arms in Nimba? What is the reason and who those behind the idea, if any are?” he asked. Senator Johnson wants national security to probe the report and make the findings public to shame those that are undermining the peace and stability of the country.Nimbaians, irrespective of status, he said are “peaceful and hard-working, whose only thought is to see the county and the country developed, but not destroyed.”Himself, a former leader of the erstwhile Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia; a rebel sprinter group opposed the leadership of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), captured former President Samuel K. Doe, and tortured him to death.He is now a senator and Evangelist heading the newly constructed Chirst Chapel Church in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Patriots hold Cowboys’ No. 1 offense without TD in 13-9 win

first_img“Make no mistake: This was a bigger game for us than it is for the Patriots,” he told reporters in a lengthy session in an equipment closet off the visitors’ locker room. “We had a chance to establish something. I’m just frustrated. I thought we could put together a better effort.”Jones said he got what he expected out of the defense and seemed willing to give the offense a bit of a pass because of the foul weather. But the special teams came under scrutiny for allowing a blocked punt, missing a field goal and blowing 20 yards of field position with a penalty on another punt.“Special teams is 100 percent coaching,” he said.INJURIESDallas: S Jeff Heath was checked out on the sideline after delivering a hit on Meyers in the third quarter.UP NEXTCowboys: Host the Bills on Thanksgiving.Patriots: Visit the Texans next Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Brady finished 17 of 37 for 190 yards. Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 93 yards. Sony Michel rushed 20 times for 85 yards.Brady has been critical of the offense’s output in recent weeks. Coming away with wins is enough for him right now.“I think every team develops at different times,” Brady said. “I think we take the challenges as they come and try to do the best we can. … I’m happy we came away with more points than them.”Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the wet and windy conditions on the field, which included temperatures that dipped into the 30s, played a factor.“Obviously no excuses. But the weather had an impact on both offenses,” he said. “A lot of balls on the ground, a lot of balls going off receivers’ hands. I thought our guys handled it better and better as the game went on.”ADVERTISEMENT New England got help from a special teams play to set up Harry’s TD.Matt Slater blocked Chris Jones’ punt on the Dallas 30, and Nate Ebner recovered on the 12. Two plays later, Brady hit Harry in the front of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown — the first of Harry’s NFL career.“I’m definitely not satisfied yet,” Harry said. “Anybody who knows me knows I’m about to turn it up a notch. To set the bar higher. I’m ready to get back to work.”Prescott was intercepted by Stephon Gilmore on Dallas’ ensuring drive. The Patriots took over on the Dallas 29, but quickly went three-and-out. They settled for a 44-yard field goal by Nick Folk that made it 10-0.RECORD WATCHHarry became the 75th player to catch a touchdown pass from Brady, extending an NFL record. Vinny Testaverde was second, with 70 different TD targets.A first-round draft choice from Arizona State, Harry made his debut last week after spending time on injured reserve with an ankle injury.It was the 15th touchdown pass of the season for Brady. That’s a record for a player after his 42nd birthday.JONES VENTSCowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was frustrated the team didn’t perform better on a day it had a chance to gain some distance in the NFC East. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver N’Keal Harry, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Few teams have had success scoring touchdowns against the Patriots this season.Add the NFL’s top-ranked offense to that list.ADVERTISEMENT Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down But not well enough.Dallas struggled to move the ball for most of the game. Ezekiel Elliott rushed 21 times or 86 yards, but the Cowboys were just 2 of 13 on third down.Prescott finished 19 of 33 for 212 yards and an interception. Cooper was held without a catch for the first time as a member of the Cowboys.Dallas entered the game averaging 444.6 yards per game on offense and had the league’s best passing attack, averaging 312.7 yards.But the Cowboys looked pedestrian for most of the first half opposite New England’s top-ranked defense, which came in allowing just 152.6 passing yards.The Patriots focused on taking away two of Prescott’s favorite targets in Cooper and tight end Jason Witten. Prescott threw in their direction just twice in the opening half, while mostly checking down to short passes.Elliott helped the Cowboys keep the ball moving, but his long gains were limited as New England stacked the box on first and second down.“It was frustrating,” Elliott said. “Just gotta find a way to score.”Dallas finally found some traction trailing 13-6 in the fourth quarter when Prescott connected with Randall Cobb for a 59-yard gain to get the Cowboys to the New England 25.The drive stalled on the Patriots 11 and the Cowboys settled for a 29-yard field goal by Brett Maher. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas LATEST STORIES Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China ‘People evacuated on their own’ The Patriots held the Cowboys without a TD for the first time this season, Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass and New England beat Dallas 13-9 on Sunday.It was New England’s 18th straight regular-season victory at home. The Patriots (10-1) have won 10 games in 17 consecutive seasons dating back to 2003 and surpassed the San Francisco 49ers (16 seasons from 1983-98) for the most consecutive years with at least 10 wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Dallas (6-5) had a chance to take the lead late. But facing fourth-and-11 on its own 25 with 1:50 left, Dak Prescott’s 20-yard completion to Amari Cooper was nullified after an official review.The Patriots, who struggled offensively in their win over Philadelphia last week, played without two key receivers after Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett were ruled out with injuries. Brady made the most of what he had, tossing a first-quarter touchdown pass to rookie N’Keal Harry and completing a 32-yard pass to rookie Jakobi Meyers. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No Alpha emerges in men’s hoops, opens door for more upsets Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Kabras target Christie finals as Circuit hots up

first_img0Shares0000Kabras Sugar players celebrate after winning the fifth place trophy (plate) at the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9- Sepetuka Sevens champions Kabras Sugar have put up a target of getting to the final of this weekend’s Christie Sevens at the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi, the penultimate leg of the National Sevens Circuit which grinds to a halt in Kisumu on October 22.Kabras sit second in the Series standings, five points behind leaders and defending champions Homeboyz RFC who have found it hard to replicate their form from last season when they reached all finals winning three of them. Kabras head coach Charles Cardovillis hopes to take advantage of any slip ups by the Deejays and head to Kisumu above them with hope of a first ever circuit trophy.“It is obviously a small difference and the target is to ensure that at least we finish higher than them (Homeboyz). That would be ideal for us. For everyone who goes to a tournament the aim is to win it. For us it is more or less the same but once we get to the final, that would be a good outing for us,” Cardovillis told Capital Sport.Kabras managed maximum points from the last leg hosted in Eldoret by the Deejays their first of the season. Previously, their best performance was at the Kabeberi Sevens where they lost out in the play-off.For the Christie Sevens, Kabras are pooled in a tight group that has host team and Cardovillis’ former employers Kenya Harlequins, Strathmore and Mombasa RFC.“That’s a very tricky pool but we always anticipated it after winning in Eldoret. Playing against Quins will not be easy and Strathmore as well who have already beaten us once this season. Our immediate target going there is to get off the pools,” the tactician offered.“It will mostly be about mental preparedness and that is a bit we really need to work on well,” he added.Cardovillis has hinted he will retain most of the players who played in Eldoret while welcoming back Ugandan Philip Wokarach who helped his country win the Africa Sevens in Kampala over the weekend, qualifying for the World Cup and Commonwealth Games.Kabras takes on Nondies during the Kabeberi Sevens in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I would not want to tamper with a winning side so we will retain almost the same team. We will look at Philip when he returns this week, check on his fitness and if he is good to go, will be a great addition to the team,” the coach noted.Meanwhile, leaders Homeboyz will not be resting easy with their place at the top clearly threatened. Head coach Paul Murunga has sounded a war cry saying his charges will pour out their all to protect their territory and ensure they head to Kisumu still at the top.For Christie Sevens, they will headline Pool C having finished third at their home tournament in Eldoret and will face Western Bulls, Mwamba RFC and Nondies.On paper, it looks like an easy pool for the defending champions but Murunga who insists his side is not under pressure says it will not be a walk in the park.“That is a very tricky pool especially with Bulls and Mwamba. But I am usually happy when we face a tough pool because it gives us a good headstart and we end up performing well especially in the knockout phases,” Murunga said.Homeboyz take on Mwamba RFC during the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru. The two meet again at the Christie Sevens after being pooled together. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has urged his charges to maintain consistency with his minimum target being a top three finish which guarantee his side remains top.In the other pools for this weekend’s cracker of a tournament, a resurgent Impala RFC who lost the final to Kabras in Eldoret will headline Pool B where they square out with Nakuru RFC, Mean Machine and Kisii.Impala are placed third in the rankings, with 61 points, seven off leaders Homeboyz. Nakuru who have reached two finals this season are fifth with 56 points.Season surprise package Menengai Oilers headline Pool B having finished fourth in Eldoret and will face KCB, BlakBlad and Daystar.Christie Sevens poolsPool A: Kabras Sugar, Kenya Harlequins, Strathmore Leos, MombasaPool B: Impala Saracens, Nakuru, Mean Machine, KisiiPool C: Homeboyz, Western Bulls, Mwamba, NondiesPool D: Menengai Oilers, KCB, Blak Blad, Daystar0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FIFA backs CAF over Ebola measures

first_img0Shares0000ZURICH, October 28- World football’s governing body FIFA issued a statement Tuesday backing African counterparts CAF over their measures to control the spread of the Ebola virus.FIFA said they were in regular contact with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to help impede the spread of Ebola, known as EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) at sporting events. “FIFA supports the decision by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to organise the international matches of the countries currently experiencing EVD intense transmission (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) on neutral ground,” said the statement.FIFA also said they recommend clubs “carry out a medical check-up” on players returning from “an international fixture involving a high-risk country”.FIFA confirmed that the Club World Cup would go ahead in Morocco in December as planned.“According to the World Health Organisation there are currently no cases of Ebola reported from Morocco and therefore all preparations continue as planned.“FIFA is monitoring the situation and is in close contact with the Moroccan authorities and constantly updating its position in accordance with WHO technical guidance,” added the statement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bayer Leverkusen want Liverpool defender in £7m deal

first_imgBayer Leverkusen are lining up a £7m move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho.The 25-year-old is yet to feature this season despite being fully fit and speculation surrounding his future continues.Roma were also interested in Sakho but they instead moved for Antonio Rudiger after failing to agree a deal with Liverpool.However, the Merseyside club are now bracing themselves for an offer from Germany.L’Equipe are reporting that Bayer Leverkusen have set their sights on the Frenchman and are ready to pay £7m to land him.Sakho is said to be happy at Liverpool however he is desperate to make France’s squad for next summer’s European Championships so will want to play regular first-team football this season. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL ETB LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF FETAC PLC COURSES THIS AUTUMN

first_imgCO DONEGAL ETB POST LEAVING CERTIFICATE FETAC LEVEL 5 & 6 COURSES 2014/15 ENROLLING NOW(duration one year – full time)LOCATIONCOURSE NAMECODELEVEL TELEPHONE Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalNursing Studies5M43495O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalGeneral Studies5M31145O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalSports, Recreation and Exercise5M51465O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalArt, Craft and Design5M19845O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalBusiness Studies5M21025O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education5M20095O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalHospitality Operations5M20835O7491 21047Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. DonegalBusiness Administration5M24685O7491 31684St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalHorticulture5M25865O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalNursing Studies5M43495O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalHealthcare Support5M43395O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education5M20095O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegaleBusiness5M08285O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education6M20076O7497 31491Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille, An Baile Úr, Oileán Thoraí, Na Doirí Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGallTourism with Business5M50115O7491 65448Donegal ETB offers a wide range of FETAC PLC courses that provide valuable and worthwhile options to learners of all ages. PLC courses adopt an integrated approach, focusing on technical knowledge, core skills and work experience. Our courses serve a variety of purposes –• PLCs can equip school leavers & mature students with the necessary skills for the workplace or act as a stepping stone to third-level study. Advertisement • PLCs can give students some breathing space before committing to third-level and to help decide whether to pursue a particular course of study in the longer term.• PLCs can provide a direct route to third level, through a number of schemes, 36 higher education institutions now reserve places for PLC graduates.PLC FETAC Level 5 & 6 courses take place in 4 centres across Co. Donegal; Errigal College, Letterkenny, St. Catherine’s, Killybegs, Finn Valley College, Stranorlar and Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille, Tory Island.All courses are full-time and for the duration of one year and offer Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) accreditation at Level 5 & 6. PLCs offer a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience.They are designed as a step towards skilled employment and are closely linked to industry and its needs.The Higher Education Links Scheme ‘links’ specific FETAC Level 5 Certificates and some Level 6 Advanced Certificates to a number of reserved places on higher education courses and the Institutes of Technology.In addition to this, some higher education institutions operate an admissions criteria and scoring system for non-specific FETAC Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Advanced Certificate applicants.Anne Mc Hugh, Education Officer with Donegal ETB notes that a PLC course offers a perfect bridge for students which links second level with third level. “Students often experience a significant difference in the teaching and learning environment at third level.The teaching approach at PLC level successfully uses a combination of the highly personalised second level approach and the self-directed focus of third level thereby equipping the student with an excellent set of learning tools and skills for future study.A wide range of disciplines are covered including business/ebusiness, marketing, computing, sport and leisure, art craft and design, tourism, horticulture, childcare & nursing etc.Acceptance to courses is by application form and/or interview. For any further information on any of these courses see contact details below:Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.07491 21047www.errigalcollege.ieSt. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co.Donegal.07497 31491stcatherines@donegaletb.ieFinn Valley College, Drumboe Lower, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.07491 31684finnvalleycollege@donegaletb.ieColáiste Phobail Cholmcille, Tory Island, Co. Donegal074 91 65448cpcthorai@donegaletb.ieDONEGAL ETB LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF FETAC PLC COURSES THIS AUTUMN was last modified: August 26th, 2014 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:BusinessDonegal ETBFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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A BIG CHRISTMAS FAIR PLAY TO LYIT

first_imgThe LYIT Christmas Fair – put it in your diary!The LYIT Christmas Fair will take place from 10am to 2.30pm in the An Dánlann, LYIT on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. This is a fun, on-campus event organised by Father John Boyce, Chaplain, LYIT and Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator. Exhibitors will be selling a range of gifts and treats, from homebakes to handcrafted jewellery, handmade cards to fine painted decorations.A limited number of stands are still available, so if you are regular craft fair exhibitor and think that you may be interested in taking part at this event, please email fiona.kelly@lyit.ie All proceeds from the LYIT Christmas Fair, goes towards the LYIT Christmas Appeal Fund, which helps student families on campus at LYIT by purchasing toy, fuel and food vouchers for student families on campus. Entry to the Fair costs €2 for staff/outside public and €1 for students.If you are have some spare time on Tuesday 3 December and fancy picking up some Christmas treats or stocking fillers, then why not add this date to your diary! A BIG CHRISTMAS FAIR PLAY TO LYIT was last modified: November 17th, 2013 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:CHRISTMAS FAIRLYITlast_img read more