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Gordon, Arvie Voted Women’s Indoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgThis marks the second women’s indoor field award for Arvie on the season and third overall for McNeese as a team. Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – So. – Oberlin, La.Arvie finished first and third in the weight throw and shot put, respectively, at the Samford Open. She maintains the No. 1 ranking in the conference in the weight throw while her 45-08.00 in the shot put lifted her to No. 4 in league rankings. Her weight throw victory was her first this season and fourth top-two finish on the year. Both teams have now completed their 2018 regular seasons and next head to the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., from Feb. 21-22. Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Daeshon Gordon, Northwestern State – Sr. – Pompano Beach, Fla.Gordon ran the fastest time in conference history in the 60m hurdles, clocking in at 8.15. That mark is ranked 14th nationally and leads the conference by 0.27 seconds. She broke the Southland record set by Danielle Demas (8.18) of Sam Houston State in 2016. Honorable Mention: Danielle Spargur, Houston Baptist; Thai Williams, Lamar; Tierra Wilson, Stephen F. Austin.center_img Honorable Mention: Dekayta Alex, Southeastern Louisiana; Camry Grigsby, Sam Houston State; Jerica Love, UIW. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State senior Daeshon Gordon and McNeese sophomore Alanna Arvie are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland invites young bookworms to participate in MS Readathon!

first_img“Thank you for reading”, is the message from Multiple Sclerosis Ireland to all the young readers in County Donegal who took part in the MS Readathon last year, raising funds to help people with MS locally. MS Ireland also extended thanks to the families, schools, teachers and principals who supported them. Last year young readers in County Donegal joined more than 15,000 others across Ireland in the MS Readathon.MS Readathon is now in its 29th year and the 2016 campaign will open for sign up in September ahead of the reading month, which will run from October 7th until November 7th 2016. While the world is marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, MS Readathon remembers when the great children’s author honoured young readers in Ireland to launch the very first MS Readathon.Roald DahlHeading towards 30 years, MS Readathon is a hugely supported campaign that encourages reading and at the same time, raises funds for vital services.To increase awareness about Multiple Sclerosis for young readers, MS Ireland introduced MS schools ambassadors. People living with MS visit their local schools and talk about the complexity of the condition and the nature of relapses, or attacks when MS symptoms flare up.The theme for the 29th MS Readathon is all about adventure with a burst of reading ‘helping children to live a zillion adventures in a month’. Irish authors supporting MS Readathon each year highlight these adventures: “Books … let me step outside my own world for a while and see the world though someone else’s eyes,” says Irish children’s author Sarah Webb. According to Cecelia Ahern, “Reading is the perfect way to get lost in your imagination.”An estimated 9,000 people have MS in Ireland, with thousands more family members affected.Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease, the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. There is no known cause or cure for MS.Young readers can get their reading lists ready by checking the 2016 lists on the www.msreadathon.ie featuring great books for kids from the new to the classics.For participating schools around the country, the 29th MS Readathon will provide:>Information leaflets, stickers and posters for each class>A reading certificate for each participant>Many fantastic rewards and prize draws>Up to 10 per cent of funds raised by each participating school may go towards the individual school MS Readathon is supported every year by Ireland’s authors and illustrators including Sarah Webb, Cecelia Ahern, Oisin McGann, Nicola Pierce, Judi Curtin, Alan Early, Matthew Griffin, Sheila O’Flanagan, Claudia Carroll, Marisa Mackle, and Pauline McLynn.Ava Battles, Chief Executive of MS Ireland, congratulating young readers in County Donegal comments: “MS Readathon is the key annual fundraising campaign of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, the only national services, information and advocacy organisation supporting people with MS and their families. We are very grateful for the dedication of young readers, their schools and local libraries to this campaign. Funds raised support vital services, for example the MS Ireland Information Line, enabling one-to-one support for those newly diagnosed, physiotherapy and exercise classes to help stay independent, and respite care.”Irish children’s author Alan Early advises: “Try reading lots of different types of books … A good place to start is by looking at your own interests. In my opinion, reading is the best time travelling teleporter in the world. Open the page of your favourite book and you are instantly transported to a different place and time, into the mind of a different person.”“Trust me, there is a story out there that you will love no matter who you are,” assures Irish childrens’ author, Nicola Pierce. Multiple Sclerosis Ireland invites young bookworms to participate in MS Readathon! was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:MSMS Readathonmultiple sclerosisroald dahlSCHOOLlast_img read more

STRABANE GANG STRIKES AGAIN IN EAST DONEGAL

first_imgA CRIMINAL gang based in Strabane has carried put another robbery in Co Donegal, gardai confirmed today.Two men – one armed – threatened staff at a petrol station in Castlefin before stealing a till with cash inside it.The evil gangsters also took personal items belonging to a member of staff in a particularly nasty twist to the incident. “These guys are armed and dangerous,” said a Garda source today.“We are liaising with our colleagues in the PSNI on how best to bring them to justice.”The incident comes two weeks after the same gang used a gun to threaten a shopkeeper in Porthall, Lifford, before driving off in her BWW.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com STRABANE GANG STRIKES AGAIN IN EAST DONEGAL was last modified: January 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinnrobberystrabanelast_img read more