British Land pulls into Euston

first_imgThe £1bn-plus regeneration project will involve tearing down the existing 1960s structure and replacing it with a larger scheme with more office and retail space. The number of platforms will be increased from 18 to 21. The scheme covers 15 acres of land around the station, where 4.2m sq ft of space will be created.Network Rail is upgrading its main London stations. Hammerson has been appointed to upgrade Victoria. And US group Hines is about to secure the £360m redevelopment of Cannon Street in the City.last_img read more

New cranes at Port of Savannah

first_imgThe 412 ft (125.5 m) tall ship-to-shore cranes, each with a 72-ton (65.3-tonne) lift capacity and 192 ft (58.5 m) boom, sailed into the port last week on board the Dockwise semi-submersible vessel, Swan, bringing the port’s total fleet of to 30, once commissioned.A further six neo-Panamax cranes are expected to be commissioned by 2020.The port’s chief operating officer, Ed McCarthy, said the new arrivals – which represent a 15 percent increase in Savannah’s crane fleet – would ensure the port is prepared for the next wave of growth for Georgia. He added that some two thirds of ships currently entering the port are neo-Panamax vessels.In addition to the growing crane fleet, expansion of the port’s infrastructure includes the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, set to double its annual rail capacity to one million container lifts.See a video of the cranes being brought into the Port of Savannah here.The Dockwise semi-submersible vessel, Swan seen transporting four new Konecranes’ ship-to-shore cranes up the Savannah River to the Garden City Terminal.www.gaports.comlast_img read more

PI lawyer paid damages from his own account to cover mistakes

first_imgA personal injury solicitor who fabricated documents and even paid out from his own account to keep clients happy has been struck off the roll. Paul Andrew Smith, 39, admitted making untrue statements to five clients regarding the progress of their claim between June 2013 and July 2014.He also admitted making false statements to a third party funder, the union USDAW, and fabricating a letter of instruction to a costs consultancy.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard that Smith, who worked for Hull firm Williamsons Solicitors, had ‘messed up’ on a handful of the 170 cases he was handling and did not seek help from colleagues.Instead he went to great lengths to reassure clients their case was progressing: on one occasion he fabricated a defence letter from defendant solicitors to ‘buy some time’ to get money together and pay the client off, after proceedings had not been served in time.On another occasion he wrongly told a client that medical evidence had been disclosed to the opposing party, again to delay matters.The tribunal heard that in another matter Smith had written to a client saying his opponent had offered the sum of £2,250 in full and final settlement for a personal injury claim. Smith later admitted that proceedings in this matter were not served and he had in fact paid the client the sum pledged directly from his bank account.This happened a second time when, after failing to inform his client that proceedings had not been issued correctly, he paid £2,500 from his own account to settle the matter.In neither matter where he paid his own clients did he inform them what he had done.The tribunal heard Smith felt himself inexperienced in personal injury work, having taken on such cases only in the last six months of his training contract. When his caseload increased to 170 files, he worked from very early in the morning to late into the evening, but when he needed to visit a sick relative in hospital he could no longer keep up this workload.Smith, who was admitted to the roll in 2011, said he felt his position at the firm was precarious and he was also worried about the consequences of failing to comply with case management orders. He accepted now he should have asked for help at the time and apologised profusely to everyone affected by his conduct.Smith, who resigned from the firm in August 2015, admitted to not having the confidence to tell clients their case was unlikely to be successful.Dennis Brewer, giving evidence to the tribunal, said Smith had understated his personal problems and he maintained he was a credit to the profession.In judgment, the tribunal said it maintained ‘considerable sympathy’ for Smith’s plight and gave careful consideration to sanction.‘[He] had acted very naively and his inexperience had been his downfall,’ said the SDT. ‘He had got himself into difficulties early on in his career and instead of seeking assistance from senior colleagues he had attempted to deal with the problems on his own using his own money. It was quite clear that he had not wanted clients to suffer losses by virtue of the payments he had made to them from his own personal funds.’Nevertheless, given the finding of dishonesty it was not felt that a reprimand, restriction order or fine was sufficient sanction.With no exceptional circumstances advanced, there was no course of action open other than to strike Smith off. He was also ordered to pay £3,847 in costs.Jim Suthers, director and head of personal injury at Williamsons, said in a statement: ‘Mr Smith was employed by the firm for nine years as a paralegal, a trainee solicitor and then as a qualified solicitor, specialising in personal injuries claims for over five years post qualification. ‘Throughout this period Mr Smith had daily contact with a senior supervisor and he ran a standard PI case load under supervision. ‘Although the general standard of Mr Smith’s work was considered to be very good, unfortunately on a small handful of cases he made mistakes regarding the limitation period, which he then deliberately concealed from his supervisor and created false paperwork to avoid detection and to override the firm’s case management system.‘These mistakes could and would have been remedied with prompt action had Mr Smith disclosed them to his supervisor or departmental head. However Mr Smith chose not to do this but instead embarked upon a series of deliberate acts of concealment to attempt to cover up the initial mistake.‘Once Mr Smith’s actions were discovered Williamsons contacted those clients affected and ensured that the initial mistake was remedied and clients suitably compensated. In accordance with professional standards, the matter was then reported to the SRA.’last_img read more

Exhibition pays tribute to Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service

first_imgThe South African City of Port Elizabeth is not that well-known as a tourism hub. But it has been home to many of the countries freedom fighters, such as the late Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Govan Mbeki, Robert Sobukwe and many  others.Now the Municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay is trying to attract more tourists to Port Elizabeth, by paying tribute to Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service and sacrifice, with 67 works of art on display in an around the city.last_img

College football’s biggest November storylines, by conference

first_imgMORE: LSU in envious Playoff position after win over AuburnSEC: Will LSU and Alabama both get in?We have the stage for a regular-season “Game of the Century” on Nov. 9 between undefeated LSU and Alabama — the first of its kind since the two teams met in a 9-6 fistfight in 2011. With LSU’s Joe Burrow — and hopefully Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa — the best-case scenario for both teams is to live up to the game of the year billing in a shootout where both quarterbacks shine. The winner goes on to win the SEC championship. The loser has the best 11-1 record in the country and snags the final Playoff spot. Don’t think it can happen? The BCS found a way to squeeze Oklahoma State out in 2011 to let the Crimson Tide and Tigers play in a second rock fight. Alabama got in without winning its division again in 2017. The Tide won the national championship in both seasons. There’s no reason to suggest it can’t happen again, with some help.Group of 5: App State or SMU? Take your pickAppalachian State and SMU are the lone unbeaten teams among the Group of 5, and either one would generate an intriguing storyline with an unbeaten season. The Mountaineers, of course, made the climb from FCS powerhouse to Sun Belt champion, and this would be their biggest stage since beating Michigan at The Big House since 2007. Could App State pull the same trick in a New Year’s Day 6 bowl against an SEC powerhouse? SMU has a tougher road in the American Athletic Conference and would have the inside track with an unbeaten season. The Mustangs — the only program in FBS history to be given the “Death Penalty” — would be back on that stage for the first time since the “Pony Express.” Sonny Dykes might get another shot in the Power 5 as a result. This would be a redemption story worth following. MORE: SN Week 10 college football rankingsDon’t just assume the chalk will hold throughout November; Oklahoma’s shocking 48-41 loss to Kansas State on Saturday proved that anything can happen.With that, looking at the biggest storyline for each of the Power 5 conferences — and Group of 5 — heading into November.ACC: Will Clemson avoid disaster?Imagine being the defending national champion — one that happens to be on a 23-game win streak — and still being held to an undefeated-or-else-standard with the rest of the FBS. That is the predicament for Clemson, and that’s mostly a byproduct of a conference that can’t cobble together a worthy challenger out of the ACC Coastal. The Tigers must mow through Wofford, N.C. State, Wake Forest and South Carolina — which pulled an upset against Georgia — before the ACC championship against what could be a three-, four- or five-loss Coastal champion. Clemson has no choice but to run that winning streak up to 28 if it wants to be guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma’s loss certainly helped. Speaking of the Big 12. …Big 12: Can Baylor (yes, Baylor) carry the banner?Oklahoma’s 48-41 loss to Kansas State was devastating for the conference’s Playoff hopes. Even if the Sooners were to run the table from here on out, would that be enough to make the committee forget it was once down 48-23 to the Wildcats? It’s not an easy question to answer. Preseason darling Texas has three losses, so the possibility of the Sooners and Longhorns having a rematch in the Big 12 championship game doesn’t have as much shine as last season. That leaves Baylor as the lone unbeaten team in the conference, and the Bears face the Sooners and Longhorns in the final month of the season. If Baylor was able to sweep those two and win the Big 12 championship, then would the committee be willing to turn away an unbeaten Power 5 conference team? Remember, the Bears finished No. 5 in 2014 with one loss.MORE: Week 10 College Football Playoff pictureBig Ten: Will Ohio State close the deal?The Buckeyes have a strong case to the No. 1 team in the country right now. Ohio State is the only team with a point differential better than 300 after outscoring its opponents 386-63. They have three viable Heisman candidates among Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins and Chase Young, and Ryan Day has yet to lose a game as head coach. The Buckeyes also have two huge games to keep that focus with Penn State and Michigan in the final two weeks of the season. Urban Meyer was 13-1 against those teams, and those will be the big-money games for Day. Ohio State has been left out of the Playoff each of the last two seasons with one loss. This team knows that, and there are no indications it will place itself in a similar scenario. If the Buckeyes finish 13-0, then there is a decent chance they will be the No.1 seed in the final College Football Playoff rankings.Pac-12: What’s the fallout from Oregon-USC?The biggest game remaining on the Pac-12 schedule is Oregon at USC on Saturday. The Ducks remain the conference’s best bet to claw back into the Playoff argument, and the regular-season matchup against a reeling USC is their best remaining game. Oregon needs to win that one, and by a lot, before running the table and beating Utah in the Pac-12 championship game. As for USC: Could Clay Helton beat Oregon and Utah to take the conference’s Playoff hopes with him if the Trojans show him the door? It would prove the national narrative on the conference remains a talking point for another season. October is in the books, and there are five November weeks left in the college football season. Those five weeks will shape the course of the conference championship and College Football Playoff hunts, and the anticipation is building toward the first unveiling of Playoff rankings on Nov. 5.That said, each Power 5 conference faces at least one question that, for better or worse, will be answered heading into the final leg of the season.last_img read more

WWE SmackDown LIVE Review; November 20, 2018

first_imgAdvertisement 8kiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5cubmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebqmcp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qed5uWould you ever consider trying this?😱9ezj88Can your students do this? 🌚5l1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement The first episode of SmackDown LIVE post Survivor Series turned out to be a strange one. Charlotte Flair kicked off the show and was proud of her onslaught on Ronda Rousey this past Sunday before General Manager Paige informed The Queen that she would be fined $100,000 for attacking WWE referees at Survivor Series.On that note, let’s dive straight into the action:Advertisement Charlotte Flair vs Billie KayExcept for a momentary distraction by Peyton Royce ringside, the match was completely dominated by Charlotte from the onset as she made short work of Billie Kay. The Queen was in the mood for another fight as she challenged Royce and the Australian hesitantly accepted.Advertisement Charlotte Flair vs Peyton RoycePeyton Royce started the match comparatively better than her partner but the momentum didn’t last long for her. Just when Charlotte seemed to be closing in on another win, Billie Kay interfered and caused the match to end in DQ.Miz TV with Shane McMahonThe Miz asked Shane McMahon to team up and proclaimed themselves as Co-Besties. The SD LIVE Commissioner instead refused and said that he had other responsibilities, however, the A-lister was able to convince Shane and introduced his opponents, Wade and Dane, The Bryant Brothers.Shane McMahon & The Miz vs The Bryant BrothersThe Miz maintained a stranglehold on the match and laid a vicious beating on his opponent. However, the A-lister became cocky and took his eyes of as a lapse in concentration allowed Wade Bryant to roll up Miz in the small package for the three count.The Bar & Big Show vs The New Day – Thanksgiving Feast FightSheamus and Cesaro had the upper hand early on until Big E eliminated the threat of The Big Show by pushing him off the apron on a table filled with food. The New Day took over and Kofi Kingston jumped off the top rope with a turkey in his hand putting the Celtic Warrior through a table.Big E also used the turkey to his advantage and took out Sheamus for the pinfall in the first ever WWE Thanksgiving Feast Fight.Asuka & Naomi vs Sonya Deville & Mandy RoseSonya Deville and Mandy Rose were in control before Naomi tagged in Asuka as The Empress struck Rose with the shining wizard but her opponent kicked out.A lapse in communication almost caused Mandy to strike her partner with a running knee. However, Asuka kicked Sonya on the side of her head and Naomi hit Rose with the rear view while Deville was forced to tap out to the Asuka lock.Daniel Bryan explains his actionsDaniel Bryan began his promo by stating that the WWE Universe wouldn’t understand his actions. The WWE World Champion addressed himself and claimed that he committed an act of betrayal when he retired three years ago.Bryan called the audience fickle and said that his dreams were slated to kick AJ Styles ‘in the Balls.’ Daniel also added that the YES Movement was dead and raised his WWE title on the commentary table as the in-ring announcer introduced him as ‘The New Daniel Bryan.’Rey Mysterio vs Randy OrtonIt didn’t take long for the action to make progress outside the ring as Randy Orton dodged a 619. Rey Mysterio’s second attempt was successful, however, he was unable to deliver the frog splash as The Viper retreated before hitting an RKO outta nowhere.That allowed a shift in momentum as Orton tossed Mysterio into the ring and hurled another RKO to secure the win. However, the Apex Predator wasn’t finished as he continued his attacks post match and wrapped a steel chair around the face of Rey before pushing him into the steel past and finally, ripped the sacred Lucha mask off Mysterio’s head. Advertisementlast_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain’s faltering Champions League record

first_imgAdvertisement 8sc0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eyl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 174bWould you ever consider trying this?😱sqyv7Can your students do this? 🌚foRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been an absolute powerhouse in France, and their dominance in Europe is well known. Stellar performances week in, week out in the domestic leagues with a star-studded squad of world class players, the reigning champs in France – you name it and they have it; all but one – the UEFA Champions League. Advertisement Qatar-based enterprise Qatar Sports Investments (QSi) took over the Parisian club in 2011, and the takeover led to the Ligue 1 side becoming the most richest in France. Needless to say, their financial prowess is that of a notorious degree, as the club go on a spending spree almost every transfer window.While massive capitals is a great factor in modern football, PSG have a rather dismal record in Europe’s most prized competition.Advertisement The Paris side played in the Europa League when their new Qatari owners took over. Despite a great start they crashed out in the Round of 32.Next season 2012-13, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is accompanied by Lavezzi and Thiago Silva. PSG win the Ligue 1, and are eliminated on away goals after a 3-3 agg. in the quarter finals with Barcelona.Advertisement Following term, Marquinhos and Cavani join the band, win the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue and yet again crash out of UCL on identical terms against Chelsea.2014-15 saw them win the domestic treble but Barca see them out in the quarters after 5-1 agg. humiliation.Angel di Maria joins from Manchester United in 2015-16, and following yet another domestic treble, Manchester City show the French champs the exit door in the quarters after a 3-2 agg.Unai Emery takes over as manager from Laurent Blanc in 2016-17 as Ben Arfa, Meunier and Draxler are recruited while Zlatan departs for the MLS. The result? 2nd in Ligue 1, and a shock round of 16 exit handed over by Barca after failing to capitalize on a 4-0 first leg lead and slipping up 6-1 in the second.Neymar is bought for the 2017-18 campaign for a record €220m, and another domestic treble is in the bag. Another round of 16 exit in the Champions League, following a 5-2 agg. defeat against reigning European champs Real Madrid.This season, 20-year old prodigy is brought in for €180m, and PSG, while still strong on the road to another Ligue 1 title, falter yet again in the round of 16 in Europe against Manchester United, losing a 2-0 lead and exiting on away goals in a 3-3 agg. Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATED: Seeds advance at Klash in the Kootenays

first_imgThe seeds are heading down the tournament trail for a Saturday afternoon faceoff following opening round games at the Klash in the Kootenay women’s flat track roller derby championships at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.And the host Kootenay Kannibelles are right in the thick of the run to the final after posting a win over Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday.The Kannibelles play Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas at 4 p.m. while top seeded Terminal City plays E-Ville at 2 p.m.The winners advance to the championship final Sunday at 11:30 a.m.In action Saturday morning, the Oil City Derby Girls of Edmonton topped the 200-point total against Deathbridge of Lethbridge.The Oil City Derby Girls play in the five-six consolation game at 6 p.m.Klash in the Kootenays at the NDCC Arena promises to be a big hit for the fans and playersIt’s probably the fastest growing sport in North America and now fans of women’s flat track roller derby can see the best Western Canada has to offer this weekend in Nelson at the Klash in the Kootenays.“The teams coming to this tournament are the tops in Western Canada,” said Michelle Sylvest of the organizing committee and president of the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.“So fans won’t get to see better action anywhere.”The eight-team seeded tournament begins at noon Friday in the NDCC Arena with the host Kannibelles meeting the Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers.In the only meeting this season between the two rivals, the Kannibelles skated away with a lopsided victory.Roller Derby has been on a rise in the West Kootenay for both fans and players. The success of the Kannibelles is the reason why region is playing host to the Westerns.“Our team had a pretty good run last year at the Best of the West (in Kelowna) so we got asked to host the event this year,” said Sylvest, adding the Kannibelles are led by National team player Beretta Lynch.The Kannibelles enter the tourney as the second seed behind top-ranked Terminal City Roller Girls of Vancouver.Terminal City meet Deathbridge of Lethbridge at 2 p.m.Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas meet Calgary Roller Derby at 4 p.m. before the final contest between Edmonton rivals, E-Ville and Oil City Derby Girls goes at 6 p.m.“This is going to be one exciting game,” Sylvest said. “Both teams are from Edmonton and there’s a strong rivalry between them.”“Fans won’t get to watch a better game than this (Friday),” Sylvest adds.Each team is guaranteed three games.Semi finals are set for Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. — if the Kannibelles advance, the host squad will meet the winner of Red Deer and Calgary at 4 p.m.The two semi final winners meet in the tourney final at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The consolation final is set for 9 a.m. Sunday.The winner represents the western provinces at the National Tournament in the spring of 2013.Sylvest invites the public to attend any of the games.Tickets are available for the entire tournament or for single days.For more information check out the tournament website at, and did we say they’ll be an influx of players, coaches and spectators in Nelson for the weekend?“We expect to see about 300 extra people in Nelson with most of them derby girls,” Sylvest explains.last_img read more

Ireland West Duathlon Series Launched

first_imgSign up for the full series at Marrey bikes ONLY, Watson’s lane Ballinrobe and receive a Marrey bikes bottle and discount on full series but ONLY during the months of November and December.Information on each eventLand of the Giants Duathlon (Claremorris ) December 28th This Christmas event attracts people from near and far due to the time of year with people returning home for the festive season. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with old friends while burning up unwanted festive calories.The event starts in the heart of Claremorris town with a 5k run that takes participants out to Mc Mahon Park where they run around in the safe environment of the beautiful Land of the Giants walkway.Stage 2 is an 18k cycle taking in the undulating roads of Mayfields and Carramore before returning via the Ballinrobe road.Stage 3 is a 2k run around Clare Lake, then back to the finish line at the Square.Prizes for the top 3 overall and age category prizes, there are always plenty of spot prizes up for grabs at prize giving.Early bird closes on November 30thEntry here – Land of The Giants Castlebar Duathlon March 19th With a new course using the greenway to Turlough and with the cycle based out around the Park/ Pontoon area this is a great course to test your fitness, as it’s a bit longer than usual Duathlon courses.Anyone looking to participate in the All Ireland Duathlon championship should be using this event to hone their form.The 5k run starts at Springfield using the new Greenway before returning to Transition via the Turlough road.The 29k cycle takes in Turlough village before going off on a loop that hugs Lough Conn returning via the Pontoon road.The last 5k run will be an out and back on the Greenway  5k.Prizes for the top 3 overall and age category prizes, there is always plenty of spot prizes up for grabs so make sure to attend the prize giving.Early bird closes on January 14thEntry Here – Castlebar Duathlonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Ashford Duathlon March 5thBased in the picturesque village of Cong, this event features a 5Km run, 20Km cycle, 2Km.The mixed terrain run course is flat and based in and around the grounds of the stunning Ashford Castle and Cong Woods.The undulating out-and-back cycle route takes you along the shores of Lough Corrib.The distances make the event suitable for all abilities, so if you’re training for Gaelforce or just fancy a challenge in magnificent surroundings this is the Duathlon for you it’s also part of the new Ireland West Duathlon Series one of the events on Triathlon Ireland National Duathlon Series.Entry on The Ireland West Duathlon Series expects to draw serious motivation from fitness groups, sports clubs and the corporate sector for a 5 race series held in various venues around North Galway and Mayo. Tri Lakes Knockma Duathlon Castlehackett January 30th The first 5km run is a circular route of the iconic Knockma hill. The terrain has a mix of tar macadam and solid forest trail surface with beautiful scenery throughout. The first 2km are uphill with a 1km level section on top followed by a technical downhill decent into transition.The Bike course is undulating on tar macadam surface. Competitors will exit transition and turn left onto the main road. There is a short climb at 1.5km and the course veers left at 3.5kms just past Caherlistrane GAA grounds where the competitors will have parked and registered in the morning. The course takes a left at 5.0km followed by a straight run to a sharp left at 9.8kms. A slight incline starts another straight stretch with a slight drag at 14.5kms and a decline to a left at 17.5kms back towards transition with a left turn into transition.The final 2.6km run is a flat circular route with a mix of macadam, surfaced trail and solid forest trail. The finish of the race is 20 metres from the transition area so bike pickup is very convenient.Trail runners are recommend but not essential. Ballinrobe Duathlon February 13th Now in its 7th year this Duathlon has attracted huge numbers the last few years and is pefect as an early season Goal, the flat fast course is suitable to all abilities and many people use it as a bench marker to test their form.Starting at the top Bridge St, participants have a lovely fast downhill then turning  right for a pan flat 5k route around Clongowla before returning  to Transition at Abbey st.The 18k cycle is a triangle shape loop that is flat and if not too windy can be very fast.The final 3.5k run is a little bit technical as the Bowers walk has to be negotiated before finishing at Abbey St.Prizes for the top 3 overall and the usual age category prizes, there are always plenty of spot prizes up for grabs  so make sure to attend the prize giving.Early bird closes on January 2nd 2016.Entry Here This event is sanctioned by the governing body for triathlons and related events in Ireland, Triathlon Ireland (TI).  Non TI members will One Day Licence is required to participate. If you’re not a member of Tri Ireland you’ll need to get a ODL from event will be chip timed by Red Tag timing. Free parking is available in Caherlistrane GAA pitch 3km away and limited parking at the race start. Showers and changing facilities are available after the race at Caherlistrane GAA Club House. It’s open to everyone, regardless of fitness ability with experienced Tri-athletes and people new to endurance sports willing to sign up.Mayo Road safety will be promoting the 1.5m – sharing the road with cyclists- drive less live longer- keep active campaign.Duathlon is a great sport as it involves running and cycling, to be good at it you have to be an all rounder, the crossover in fitness for the likes of Triathlon or Adventure racing is incredible and there are huge gains to be made in other sports as well.This Series is unique to the West of Ireland and over the Winter/Spring months it will be a great way to keep fit while measuring your progress from event to event, the few weeks between events allows amble time to train on your weak areas so that there is no burnout from over competing.The Series is spread over 3 months with five dates; each event the distance or terrain gets harder withthe aim is to build race fitness so that you are at peak performance for the Duathlon National age category Championship in early April or if your motivation is the Triathlon or Adventure race season. The first event is the Land of the Giants Duathlon Claremorris on December 28th, Tri Lakes Knockma, Caherlistrane January 30th, Ballinrobe February 13th, Ashford Cong Duathlon March 5th and finishes in Castlebar with Castlebar Adventure Duathlon on March 19th.Each event will have its own prize fund and the overall IWDS series will have prizes for top ten overall based on results over the 5 events. We will also have a most improved Male and Female athlete in addition to the usual category prizes. There will also be a corporate company trophy which will be unique to our series.A team prize for the most improved squad will also be presented and should keep fitness trainers and gym instructors on their toes.To cater for both codes we also have a relay section (Runner/ Biker).Check or for entry details, each event also has its own Facebook page. Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe are sponsoring the series and will link up with Tri Lakes and Cunga Triathlon clubs; while Raceface event’s organizer will pull this series together.last_img read more

Whitecaps FC name Reynold Stewart as associate Head Coach in Kootenays

first_imgVancouver Whitecaps FC recently announced that Reynold Stewart has been appointed as associate head coach of the Kootenays Academy in Nelson supporting current Kootenay associate Head Coaches Sam Heap and Drissa Bouare and Whitecaps Academy Centre Associate Head Coach Brett Adams. Stewart moved to the Kootenays to attend University in 2016 after a successful career on the pitch. Originally fromTsawwassen, Stewart was on the 2004 Super Y League team that made it to the North American Championships in Florida.He went on to play for the Whitecaps USL PDL team in 2012 and 2014. During that time he also joined Douglas College where he was twice named player of the year before transferring to UBC where he was named Canada West Player of the year and helped them to two national championships.    Stewart has been working for over two years in the Kootenay centre under Adams in a part time role.   “Reynold has achieved a lot of success in the game and he has worked hard with me over the past two years in developing as a coach,” notes Adams. “With our programs and partnership with Nelson Youth Soccer growing, this is a perfect time and opportunity to bring Reynold into a more active role, allowing us to work more closely with the community, clubs, local players, and partners.”In his new role as Associate Head Coach Stewart will support the growth of the West Kootenays Academy as well as supporting the Whitecaps technical contract with Nelson Youth Soccer Association” “I’m very excited to continue to develop my relationship with the Whitecaps, as a former player and now coach, adds Stewart.  “ I look forward to the challenge and deepening our clubs relationship with the community.Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional Whitecaps FC training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental training for serious, motivated players. The Kootenay Academy recently sent female teams to a Prospects Tournament in Seattle, where the squads experienced impressive results.For more information on the Whitecaps FC Kootaneys academy programs  visit read more