Lewas debutants ready for Samoa

first_imgDaniella Ila (Morobe), Hina Leubena (Alotau) and Geathie Kila Pat (Oro) became the first players to be selected from outside centres into the national team.“I’m very excited and blessed to represent my country in an ICC sanctioned match.  I never thought it would be such a dream come through and I am thankful to the coach, Cricket PNG, my Cricket association in Lae and especially my parents and brother whom I hope to make proud,” said Ila.“It has been a challenging and rewarding transition so far from my Cricket Association in Ahioma, Milne Bay to Cricket PNG here in Port Moresby.“But I am excited to be travelling over to Samoa to represent my country and continue to grow in cricket from this experience,” said Leubena.“It’s different from our outer region trainings, it’s more intense and our fitness level has certainly improved since beginning training here in Port Moresby.“We’ve also learnt a lot in terms of skills and learning more about the sport we love,” said Kila Pat.Coach of the Lewas, Rodney Maha added that it was good to have a mixture of talent in the side coming from outside centres.“It’s great to have talent from outer regions making up part of the national squad. The girls have transitioned well and hopefully this is the first step to recruiting and exposing more cricket talent from outer regions,” said Maha.last_img read more

Delight as Donegal business secures multi-million euro deal

first_imgBUSINESS: A family run Donegal business have announced that they’ve secured a huge multi-million euro contract to export their products. Gallagher’s Bakery, located in the beautiful village of Ardara – have announced the massive deal which will see them export their gluten free breads to over 10,000 outlets in the USA and Canada.Gallagher’s now employ over 300 employees, and there will be an additional 70 jobs created with the €2.5million expansion at a site in Cashel next year. Gallagher’s also confirmed that the multi-million euro contract agreed with the businesses in the USA and Canada is a ‘long-term exclusive contract.’They already supply their gluten free bread to over 1,000 stores in Australia.Gallagher’s also have a big presence in the bread industry in the UK, last year, they started to supply multinational retailers M&S and Sainsbury’s.Delight as Donegal business secures multi-million euro deal was last modified: September 30th, 2016 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:BusinessdealdonegaleuroGallagher’s BakeryMulti-Millionnewslast_img read more

WOMAN CHARGED FOR HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION WHICH CAUSED DEATH OF BUNDORAN SURFER

first_imgA WOMAN accused of killing Bundoran surfer Mr Alan McSherry, 48, in a hit-and-run collision last August has been charged with dangerous driving causing his death. Victim: Mr Alan McSherryLisa Roohan, from Boyanagh, outside Ballyshannon, has been accused of the offence which occurred on the 25th of August last year. Jo McSherry, had gone to collect her husband who had been out with friends, but instead found Alan dead on the roadside just outside Bundoran.Mr McSherry, who was 48, was walking the two miles from Bundoran to his home in the townland of Boyannagh when he was hit by a car.Mrs Roohan appeared at Ballyshannon District Court last month.Judge Kevin Kilrane remanded her on bail to the same court on June 20 for service of the book of evidence.Inspector Denis Joyce told him Roohan had surrendered her passport to Gardaí.Roohan is set to appear before the court on separate driving charges linked to the incident on Friday this week.The couple, from Birkenhead near Liverpool had been living in the Bundoran area for 13 years, both had a passion for surfing, and Mr Sherry was affectionately known locally as ‘Handy Al’.Before Mr McSherry’s body was returned for burial to Birkenhead, surfers from Bundoran paddled out to sea with flowers in their own special tribute to their late friend.WOMAN CHARGED FOR HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION WHICH CAUSED DEATH OF BUNDORAN SURFER was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Alan McSherrycourtsHome-page NewsLisa RoohanWoman Chargedlast_img read more

Earth’s missing heat may be hiding in the deep Atlantic

first_imgThere’s a new lead in the hunt to explain the global warming hiatus. The mystery is why average global surface air temperatures have remained essentially steady since 2000, even as greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere. Many scientists believe the answer lies in the Pacific, which is sending massive slugs of cold water to the surface, helping cool the planet. But a new investigation, published online today in Science, presents sea temperature data implying that most of the missing heat has been stored deep in the Atlantic. The work draws on tens of millions of ocean temperature and salinity measurements taken globally by buoys, floats, and ships since 1970. Covering 24 depths from the sea surface down to 1500 meters, the data suggest that over the last decade or so the Atlantic has been absorbing heat (red in the graphic above) that would have otherwise warmed the surface. Over the past 14 years, the authors write, water below 300 meters in the North and South Atlantic oceans has stored more energy than the rest of the global oceans combined. “We found the missing heat,” says one of the authors, oceanographer Xianyao Chen of the Ocean University of China in Qingdao. He and co-author Ka-Kit Tung of the University of Washington, Seattle, postulate that the mechanism is the “conveyor belt” current that moves salty tropical water to the North Atlantic, where it sinks, carrying heat with it.last_img read more