U.S. Congratulates Chilean Miner Who Finished the New York Marathon

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first_imgBy Dialogo November 10, 2010 From Rio Branco – State of Acre, West Amazon – BRAZIL. I say first VIVA CHILE! Second I tell Peña, please continue being a great man and an example to men of goodwill, being an example for today’s young people who are very distracted with objects with no use to intellectual growth and progress. A hug for you, the size of West Amazon. Jozue The U.S. government congratulated Edison Peña, a thirty-four-year-old Chilean miner, for finishing the New York marathon on 7 November, after having been rescued from a mine in mid-October along with thirty-two colleagues, with whom he had been trapped for more than two months. Peña “has provided the world a story of true personal strength and resilience,” U.S. State Department spokesperson P. J. Crowley declared at a press conference. “From his training in the dark and humid tunnels of the San Jose mine to crossing the finish line in Central Park, Mr. Peña serves as a testament to the human spirit,” the spokesperson added. Peña finished the 42 km and 195 m in five hours and forty minutes, despite an injury to his left knee. The miner, rescued on 13 October, trained in the tunnels of the mine where he was trapped following a cave-in on 5 August.last_img read more

Mussarat’s Mancunian mandate

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Bosses targeting further signings

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first_img Press Association Both Ronald Koeman and Alan Irvine confirmed they are not finished with their respective transfer activities after seeing Southampton and West Brom play out a goalless draw at St Mary’s. “We deserved last week much more than we got, but today it was difficult. We didn’t have the tempo to create more. We played against a West Brom side with good organisation, very compact, physical strong in defence. “You need high quality in the cross and passing and we didn’t have that today. “We like to have more tempo. Sometimes it’s too slow and gives the opponents chance to have good organisation. It was maybe a typical goalless match – thanks to Fraser Forster, he’s a good goalkeeper for the future.” Irvine saw his side ship two scrappy goals in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland last weekend but the former Everton coach felt his side were much better in defence at St Mary’s. “I was very pleased with the defensive display,” he said. “I thought we were very solid. I Saw Southampton last week and they looked a real threat. We had to make sure they didn’t cut us open. I was pleased how we passed the ball at times. I was happy with the performance overall. “I’m not an unhappy with a point, that’s for sure. There were times when we passed the ball well. When we did that we were able to move the ball well and got into good positions. “This is a team that’s only been together the last two weeks or so, prior to that we had 10 or 11 players working on a daily basis with young players. Meaningful work only done in the last few weeks.” But all in all it was a game that worthy of its scoreline and Saints boss Koeman was under no illusions that there is yet more work to be done on his squad before the close of the window. “We know inside what we need in the time we have,” he said. “We will work to bring in one or two players. We need that – it will be a long season in England and on Tuesday we play in the League Cup and with that you need enough players of quality to give the competition in the squad.” Irvine, too, knows what kind of targets he will be chasing in the coming days. “We’re looking to bring in another couple of players before the window shuts,” he said. “They’re at the top end of the pitch, creative players.” The start of the Koeman era on the south coast will prove instantly forgettable when compared to the impressive performance his new-look side put in at Anfield last weekend. Saints may have lost 2-1 to Liverpool but Koeman felt his side were more at the races than they were in front of their own fans and praised Fraser Forster for making a late save to deny Ideye a dream debut. “The result was better than last week but the feeling is different. It’s strange in football,” he added. A share of the spoils means both managers are awaiting their first wins since taking charge during a summer period that saw overhauls of both squads. Graziano Pelle was brought in by Koeman to provide goals but he struggled to make an impact, while Irvine’s club-record acquisition Brown Ideye came off the bench and almost marked his debut with a winning goal for the Baggies. last_img read more

DELIGHT AS ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE INTO ALL-IRELAND BASKETBALL FINAL

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first_imgThe victorious U19 St Eunan’s College team.St Eunan’s College senior basketball team have booked their place in the Schools All-Ireland Final of the U19A Cup, the most coveted prize in schools basketball at the highest level.They met St Paul’s College, Raheny yesterday in St Malachy’s College in Belfast in what was a thrilling semi final.Both teams started the game with a high tempo with St Eunans getting the better of the early exchanges. Five players contributed with scores and Eunans led by two at the end of the first quarter on a score of 16 – 14. This was always going to be a tough competitive game and St Pauls came out strongly at the start of the 2nd with a full court press. This unsettled the St Eunans team resulting in a number of turnovers.St Pauls took advantage of these and with 3 minutes left in the quarter they had opened up a ten point lead. The St Eunans bench called a time out at this stage and when play resumed they added four baskets without reply from St Pauls leaving the score 31 -29 at halftime.The saying goes that it’s a game of two halves however the second half of this game was a game of two quarters.St Eunans dominated the 3rd quarter putting up 28 points against 13 from St Pauls. However in the fourth quarter St Pauls scored 28 points against 15 from St Eunans including a basket on the buzzer which resulted in the game going to extra time on a score of 72 – 72. St Eunans remained the more composed team in the extra period and edged out the game on a final score of 78 – 75.The final is due to take place the week beginning Jan 19th in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght.The St Eunans TeamM Traulsen (26), T Vaughan (10), M Deeney (4), A Deeney, R Rodgers, D Whoriskey, A McGeever (15), M Thornton (11), C O’Donnell, S McGettigan (12), J Lawlor DELIGHT AS ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE INTO ALL-IRELAND BASKETBALL FINAL was last modified: January 7th, 2015 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:basketballdonegalSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more