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Concern over Donegal’s small schools as review process nears conclusion

first_img WhatsApp Concern over Donegal’s small schools as review process nears conclusion By News Highland – March 18, 2011 Newsx Adverts Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleBrothers amongst four stabbed in StrabaneNext articleKillybegs Fishermen’s Organisation displeased with new fish discard rules News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The Department of Education will receive final representations today from interest groups concerned about the future of small primary schools.It has begun a review of all schools with fewer than 50 pupils to examine whether they represent value for money.Today is the deadline for submissions.The McCarthy report recommended amalgamating all of these schools with others to save an estimated €18m however the Irish National Teachers Organisations disputes this.INTO Vice-president Jim Higgins says the move would hit rural areas hardist:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/jimrschoolspm1.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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Taiwan Plans to Build New ‘Stealth’ Warship

first_img View post tag: build View post tag: Warship Industry news View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Taiwan Plans to Build New ‘Stealth’ Warship View post tag: plans View post tag: Taiwan View post tag: Navy April 18, 2011 View post tag: New Taiwan plans to build a new ‘stealth’ warship armed with guided-missiles next year in response to China’s naval build-up, a top military off…(straitstimes)[mappress]Source: straitstimes, April 18, 2011; Taiwan Plans to Build New ‘Stealth’ Warship View post tag: Naval View post tag: stealthlast_img read more

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Briana Day looks to continue progression into next season after breakout year for Syracuse

first_img Published on April 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds At the beginning of the season, head coach Quentin Hillsman said one of Syracuse’s strengths was its depth at center.And at the end of the season, Hillsman said its lack of depth at that position was its Achilles’ heel.Though almost all of the grunt work down low fell on Briana Day’s shoulders, she shined.“Freshman year, I saw (Day) was really athletic,” forward Taylor Ford said. “This year, I’ve just seen her getting more of the all-around play and I think her junior year will be even better.”At the conclusion of her freshman year, teammates listed Day among the team’s most improved players. Her performance proved her teammates right this past season, which ended in the NCAA tournament’s Round of 32. Heading into next year, Day will be counted on as one of the Orange’s (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) most indispensible players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDay averaged 26.8 minutes, 9.4 points and her 10.4 rebounds per game were third best in the ACC.As the only big in SU’s four-guard lineup, Day mostly stayed inside the paint and used her athleticism to get around players with a size advantage. But in the offseason, Day is looking to improve her mid-range jump shot, so if she plays outside the paint, defenders would have to make a choice about how to stop her.“Just coming back healthier, a little stronger,” Day said, “hoping that I’m going to extend my game to how I want it to be and just become more versatile.”Last summer, Day stayed in Syracuse to take classes and work on her game and it paid off. She plans to do the same this upcoming summer and while she doesn’t have a specific workout regimen yet, she plans on improving her footwork, which can help her compensate for her size disadvantage.“If you work at your craft, you’re going to get better,” Hillsman said. “That’s great for her to do that. You have to want to do that. You have to want to stay here and get better. She does want to do it, so that’s a big plus for us.”Day pointed to all the close games the Orange lost against ranked teams as the thing that stands out most this season and hopes that since the team returns all but one of its core players, those losses will turn into wins.In some of those losses, Day’s importance was felt equally as much when she was sitting on the bench rather than on the court. Throughout the season, foul trouble was an issue, but she said there’s nothing physical she could do to limit it.“(Staying out of foul trouble)’s not really something you can work on,” Day said. “It’s just like you can’t do it. You have to know. You have to be smart, be a smarter player. Like OK, I know (the refs) might call me for this so let’s not put myself in a position to even call it.”Hillsman said part of her foul trouble was caused by being the only forward on the court at a time. Going into next season, he said he’ll try to incorporate schemes that utilize more bigs to take the burden off Day.Regardless, Day is entering the offseason with the mindset of trying to expand her game.Said Hillsman: “It’s just about getting stronger, getting her physical conditioning in place and just being able to be a smarter player.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NFL playoff picture: How Bears can still return to playoffs as NFC wild card

first_imgThe Chicago Bears’ disappointing 2019 NFL season still can end with a playoff berth.Following a breakout 2018 season, when they went 12-4 to win the NFC North, at 7-6 after Thursday night’s 31-24 home win over the now 6-7 Cowboys, they still sit in third place in the division. But the Bears are now only a game and a half out of the second wild-card position in the NFC playoff picture, held by the 8-4 Vikings, their second-place rivals from the NFC North. They are No. 8 in the conference, also a half-game behind the 7-5 Rams.But with three games left to play, the Bears still have a chance to make up that ground and get redemption for all the frustrations they’ve had in coach Matt Nagy’s second year. The 9-3 Packers have put repeating in the division out of reach for Chicago, and either the 10-2 Seahawks or 10-2 49ers will get the No. 5 seed. Here’s what needs to happen for the Bears to sneak back into the playoff field at No. 6.NFL POWER RANKINGSMiddling Bears enter Week 14 clinging to longshot playoff hopes1. Bears need to win outThe Bears won’t be getting into the playoffs with nine wins. The Vikings are well positioned to hit 10 wins after the next two weeks with matchups against the Lions and Chargers. So the Bears need to finish 10-6.They won as slight underdogs to the Cowboys at home, but it gets considerably tougher than that in Weeks 15 and 16. First comes facing the Packers at Lambeau Field, before hosting the 8-4 Chiefs in Soldier Field. But if Chicago can get through all those obstacles, it would get a head-to-head shot to try to sweep the season series from the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 17.For what it’s worth, the Bears have won 4 of their past 5 games to have this longshot. Before the Cowboys, three of those wins came against the Lions (twice) and the Giants. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the defense need to keep saving their best for last with the degree of difficulty raised for December.The Bears started off well by winning in Week 14, now a game up plus a head-to-head tiebreaker on the Cowboys. The Eagles beat the Bears, but they already have seven losses going into Week 14. Chicago would then not worry about either Dallas or Philadelphia in the wild card, with those teams’ only playoff ticket being the NFC East title.MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 142. Bears need Rams to lose twiceThe Bears finishing 10-6 would mean nothing to their playoff hopes unless the Rams struggle down the stretch. That’s because Chicago lost at Los Angeles in Week 11. The Bears have to be a game ahead of the Rams with the head-to-head tiebreaker out of their favor.The Rams do have a tough schedule, starting with the Seahawks at home on Sunday night in Week 14. Then they need to travel to the Cowboys and 49ers in Weeks 15 and 16. Their surefire win looks like the Cardinals at home in Week 17, a team the Rams just throttled on the road in Week 13.Between the Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco matchups, Los Angeles looks like it can drop two of three to hold down its end of the bargain for Chicago. 3. Bears need Vikings to lose once before Week 17The Vikings are heavy favorites at home against the Lions and should have similar status in what will feel like an extra home game in Los Angeles against the reeling Chargers. The Bears can’t count on either of those teams for help.But yes, that means the Bears, if they can win the next three, would need to root hard for their archrival Packers to finish a sweep of the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 16. With the Rams likely stumbling enough, that would set up a winner-take-all wild-card play-in game between the Bears and Vikings in Minnesota.The Bears are still more likely to be hibernating during the NFC playoffs, but stranger things have happened. Totally sleeping on Chicago would be a mistake, because it still is talented enough to make a final run.last_img read more

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