first_imgRED-HOT OPUS WON SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AS A FIELD OF NINE OLDER FILLIES & MARES GO   1 ¼ MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2020)–In what will be her initial stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Opus Won, who has won two allowance races in a row and has won three out of her last four starts, heads a field of nine older fillies and mares at a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita.Transferred following her most recent win to trainer Mike Puype, Opus Won will be facing the likes of Richard Mandella’s Dogtag, a graded stakes placed filly when based in New York, Phil D’Amato’s multiple graded stakes placed Tiny Tina, graded stakes placed Super Patriot, sharp recent allowance winner Out of Balance and others in what shapes up as a competitive renewal of the Santa Ana, which will be run for the 53rd time.OPUS WONOwner:  Little Red Feather RacingTrainer:  Mike PuypeOriginally trained by Richard Baltas, this 4-year-old California-bred filly by Eddington comes off a pair of 1 1/8 mile allowance wins in which she sat close to the early lead versus open company on Jan. 1 and Feb. 2.  In her most recent win, she earned a 90 Beyer Speed figure, a career best and the best last-out Beyer in the Santa Ana field.  Although she’ll be trying a mile and one quarter for the first time, Saturday’s Santa Ana will feature a hillside start, which should serve to mitigate the effects of the extra furlong.  With an overall mark of 10-4-2-1, she’ll be trying stakes competition for the first time.DOGTAGOwner:  LNJ FoxwoodsTrainer:  Richard MandellaOriginally based with trainer Chad Brown in New York, this grey filly by War Front made her Southern California debut two starts back in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 17, finishing 10th, beaten less than six lengths.  Idle since, she resurfaced in a one mile turf allowance here on March 8, finishing a close second at 7-2.  A two-time minor turf stakes winner, once over a yielding course at Saratoga going a mile and one sixteenth in August, 2018 and again over a good turf at Pimlico on May 17, 2019, Dogtag will no doubt vie for favoritism with a recent race to her credit.TINY TINAOwner:  A Venneri Racing, Inc. and Anthony Fanticola                      Trainer:  Phil D’AmatoCompetitive in all three of her graded turf stakes assignments at the current Winter Meet, this 5-year-old mare by Paddy O’ Prado was second beaten a nose three starts back in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel on Dec. 28 at 1 1/8 miles, was second, beaten two lengths in the Grade III Astra at a mile and one half Jan. 19, and was most recently fifth (dq’d to eighth), beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade II Buena Vista at one mile on Feb. 22.  With an overall mark of 19-5-4-3, Tiny Tina seeks her first stakes win and would be flattered by a lively early pace in the Santa Ana.SUPER PATRIOTOwner:  Little Red Feather Racing & Richard BaltasTrainer:  Richard BaltasSupplemented at entry time for $2,000, she was claimed seven starts back for $35,000 on June 8, 2019.  A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat, Super Patriot has two wins, as many seconds and one third place finish from six starts for Baltas.  With only one off the board effort for her new connections, an eighth place finish in her most recent start, the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 22, Super Patriot, who was second, beaten three quarters of a length two starts back in the Grade III Megahertz Stakes on Jan. 20, rates a solid chance in what will be her 28th career start.OUT OF BALANCEOwner: Amerman Racing, LLCTrainer:  David HofmansAfter bobbling at the break, this 4-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy recovered to rally from off the pace to take a mile and one eighth turf allowance here on Feb. 17.  Well beaten in her only other graded stakes assignment, the Grade I Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 17, 2019, she has two wins from 15 overall starts.  An Amerman Racing homebred, she’s out of the multiple Grade I winning Balance, who’s two Grade I victories came on dirt.THE GRADE III SANTA ANA WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9   Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTSuper Patriot–Abel Cedillo–120Streak of Luck–Geovanni Franco–120Out of Balance–Aaron Gryder–120Lostintranzlation–Brice Blanc–120Dogtag–Umberto Rispoli–122Meal Ticket–Tiago Pereira–120Tiny Tina–Flavien Prat–120Siberian Iris–Rafael Bejarano–122Opus Won–Mario Gutierrez–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Due to local, state and federal health decrees, Santa Anita Park remains closed to the public.  For updates, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Hunters intact for Redcliffe Dolphins match

first_imgCoach Michael Marum has retained his players from last weekend’s mammoth  win against CQ Capras 68-4 in Kokopo as they prepare for this weekend.Hunters will be chasing their ninth consecutive win in order to consolidate the second spot on the Intrust Super Cup points table.Hunters are on 26 points while Dolphins are ninth on the ladder with 14 points.The game at the Dolphins Oval is set for kick-off at 1.40pm.The full SP Hunters side is: 1.Stargroth Amean, 2.David Lapua, 3.Noel Zeming, 4.Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera, 6.Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8.Henry Noki, 9.Wartovo Puara, 10.Esau Siune, 11.Brandy Peter, 12.Timothy Lomai, 13.Lawrence Tu’uInterchange: 14.Nickson Borana, 15.Atte Bina, 16.Willie Minoga, 17.Enock Maki, 18.Bland Abavu, 19. Roger LakaHunters will be on a bye following Sunday’s game.This allows players selected in the PNG Rugby League 9s team for the Pacific Games to prepare for the July 11 to 12 competitions at the Sir John Guise Stadium.last_img read more

Perez dedicates PSL title, MVP award to fallen brother

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours She cheered and shouted whenever the Cargo Movers scored a point, but behind the happiness is a sadness she purposely hid.A day before F2 won the Grand Prix, Perez’s older brother Daniel succumbed to cancer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I just walked to my team and told them they shouldn’t think about my loss and I know that I have a big responsibility to my team,” said Perez after she won the MVP and put up 24 points in the 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18 Game 3 win.“I told them to smile, be strong because I know this is our opportunity to win the title.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Perez’s willingness to lead F2, despite the grief, left an indelible mark on F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus as the veteran mentor witnessed the sacrifice his player displayed.“I really salute MJ, actually she didn’t want the team to know, and I don’t know how she handled it all,” said De Jesus. “She didn’t cry, she didn’t looked sad, and she did not show grief in her performance.”Perez said she didn’t want to look down when she faced her teammates, especially in a game that got meant the season for the franchise, and she wanted to project an air of positivity.“I don’t want them to be sad and I just want them to be happy and give my best,” said Perez. “This championship and this MVP, I dedicated this to my brother.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMJ Perez took the floor at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday ready to lead F2 Logistics for a shot at the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix title Saturday.A smile flashed across her face as she encouraged her teammates to leave everything on the floor for the final game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ceres-Negros rips Global Cebu, wins 1st PFL crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Meet Israela Tarway, Liberia’s Youngest Humanitarian

first_imgIsrael J.S. Tarway (center) with former Vice President of Sierra Leone, Victor Bockarie Foh (left), and her mother Amelia Tarway.By David Menjor and Robin DopoeIt is quite rare to see a 12-year old child from a low-income family getting involved in humanitarian works in Liberia.However, that not the case with Israela J. S. Tarway, an 8th grader at the Spiritan Academy, who since last year has sponsored more than five persons to schools both in Liberia and Sirrea Leone.“I started thinking about helping the less fortunate children, whom I call my friends when I was in the 3rd grade and at that time I was 7 years old. I have been carefully looking around each time I passed through a market ground in Monrovia and other places where I’ve been in Liberia and observed that too many children sell in the streets every day, even when it is school time,” she said.Although such initiative is a mammoth one, the 12-year old’s quest to help other children whose parents are unable to send them to school get education, came as a result of a burning desire to give them hope for a better future.“I fear for them because they are exposed to danger, particularly so with cars plying at high speed in many areas they are found selling. I’m concerned about their future if they continue that way. That is why I’m going to do all I can humanly possible to help them get an education.“I am not only concerned about what comfort I should have, but also the future of those less fortunate kids as well. I want a better and prosperous Liberia, but not by sitting idly and complaining,” Israela added.How she generate fundsTo raise funds for her initiative, Israela, who tuition is still being paid by her mother, used the money she usually saves from her lunch allowance to settle those on her scholarship. She also raises funds through her Israela Foundation Liberia ‘dollar rally campaign.The dollar rally campaign encourages people to donate any amount they can to help send a child to school.She added: “The dollar rally campaign idea came after I realized that I cannot solely depend on my little savings to foot the bills of those on the organization scholarships.“Funds raised from the campaign and my savings go exclusively towards the educations of the people I’m helping. I will continue to develop an innovative approach to raise more money to add more students on the scholarship list. I see this as a task, though difficult; but I remain committed to it. I will never feel good seeing myself getting an education, while others are not.”The campaign, an impressive source of funds for her scholarship initiative has raised a little over US$500 with some financial support coming from her church, City of Light and businessman and legal practitioner Cllr. George Kailondo.Other philanthropists who have donated to her cause includes Deddeh Quoi Quoi and Jamelatu Konneh, who respectively works at the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection, and the U.S. Embassy in Liberia.BeneficiariesWhile Israela’s initiative might be less than three years old, it has benefited people who are actually in need of scholarships like Maratu Kamara and Matilda Jones, survivors of the tragic mudslide that shook Sierra Leone last year.Another beneficiary of her goodwill gesture includes Catherine and David Dweh, a sibling pair in the 12th grade, and Success Kollie. Also, Debora Yongar and a boy named Prince, have all been beneficiaries of the foundation’s scholarship initiatives.Maratu Kamara is the only surviving member of her family from the Sierra Leone mudslide and Matilda was blessed to have survive with her father, although she lost all her brothers, sisters, and mother to the disaster.“Each of the organization’s scholarship beneficiaries have stories that are very touching and that is why I decided to help them,” Israela says. “I’m helping them so they can have better futures tomorrow, not a ruin.“The good news is that they are all bright students and doing well in school. Their academic performances have inspired me to do more because there many others who are smart but do not have the opportunity to be school,” Israela said.During her visit to Sierra Leone, former Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh described Israela Tarway’s initiative as a wonderful initiative that will help the beneficiaries to be educated and become productive and better citizens of the country.Prince, one of the scholarship recipients, lost his mother who was beaten to death by his father when she was by then pregnant. And with his father being in prison and the mother deceased, Israela stepped in to help with his education.Recognitions and future plansDue to her impressive works, Israela was among the 150 outstanding young people who won the 2017 Princess Diana awards. And recently, she got nominated for another international peace prize award this year.In January of last year, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf described her as an exceptional young person who is undertaking a huge task.The former president said:  “Israela, I want to commend you for what you have done and continue to do for children. You are exceptional.”The ambition of this young humanitarian is to become a lawyer, who will stand in defense of the poor and vulnerable who she thinks suffer certain circumstances because of lack of money.“I feel that too many people are need of justice but due to their lack of money to hire lawyers, their rights are buried and they suffer pains in their hearts. I want to be a poor man’s lawyer when I complete my studies at any university I enroll into after my grade school education,” she said.The mother of Israela, Amelia Tarway said she wonders every day how her daughter is going about doing whatever she is doing.“It is only God who knows the best but I know that my daughter is destined for greatness,” Madam Tarway said.She said sometimes her daughter, Israela, plans for things that seem impossible to achieve “but with hope and belief that God is the only one guiding her with His wisdom, I let it be. I sometimes get afraid that my child could be hurt while trying to help others whom she feels are in need of her assistance, but she is always calm. This moves me and I have vowed to stand by her all through,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New independence arch commissioned

first_imgThe Agricola Independence Arch, a gift to the nation from Banks DIH to mark the country’s 50th “Golden Jubilee” independence anniversaryGuyana can now boast of its symbols of independence as a new arch was commissioned on Friday at Agricola, Greater Georgetown, in time to mark the country’s 50th “Golden Jubilee” Independence anniversary.The Agricola Independence Arch which was established through a joint partnership between the Government of Guyana and Banks DIH, was designed specifically to match the initial arch located at Brickdam, will act as the boundary point for the Capital City.Beating the heavy downpours, members of the Government, diplomats, students and citizens assembled at the venue early on Friday morning to witness the monumental event.Addressing the gathering, President David Granger highlighted the significance of the Independence Arch as Guyana nears the celebration of its Golden Jubilee anniversary.He cited that the arch serves to be a separation of boundaries, not only physically but also symbolically, in terms of the development of the country over the past prehistoric ages.“This arch moreover will not only separate the city from its surrounding areas but to separate the past from the future. It defines the disappointments and setbacks of our history,” Granger said.He added that the arch will also signify the personalities who had fought for the independence of Guyana.Noting the point that the construction of the arch is just one of the projects undertaken to develop the capital city, the Head of State revealed the plans of the government to have Georgetown transformed into a safe, green and sustainable city.He encouraged all Guyanese to get on board, regardless of social segregation, and work together so that the capital city can be restored to its former glory.With this being said, he assured that once adequate work has been done on the restoration process of the city, persons will be able to feel secured in their own country again.Meanwhile, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson during his feature address reiterated the sentiments expressed by the Head of State, while noting the significance of the symbol. He cited that the arch serves as a reminder of those who had fought for the country’s freedom 50 years ago.He took this time to disclose plans by the Government to have a similar arch, which would be the third, erected on the East Coast of Demerara as another symbol of Guyana’s independence status.Patterson added that the Ministry is currently engaged with sponsors to garner finances to fund the project.“The arch will mark the northern boundary of Georgetown. Both the Private Sector Commission and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce have been contacted for assistance in financing the arch.”The arch which reportedly cost a sum of $20 million stands across the East Bank corridor at 200 feet, with its design showcasing the 50th anniversary logo on a crown, adorned with Guyana’s national flag.This will replace a similar arch which had been erected in Ruimveldt but had been dismantled to facilitate the road expansion project on the East Bank of Demerara in 2004.last_img read more

Kane strikes but Spurs drop points

first_imgKane’s goal was his ninth in his past five Premier League starts and he is now just a goal away from becoming the 27th member of the ‘100 Club’.But with Mauricio Pochettino’s side piling on the pressure in the closing stages against his former club, the Argentine will consider this a missed opportunity in Spurs’ hunt for a Champions League place.The form guide appeared to give Southampton little chance of victory but this was a spirited performance from the home side. Mauricio Pellegrino’s team had not won since November and dropped into the relegation zone this weekend.Fans are growing impatient that none of the £75 million (85 million euros, $104 million) Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk has yet been invested, with just 10 days left of the transfer window.Abdoulaye Doucoure’s controversial last-minute equaliser for Watford denied Saints two precious points last weekend and pressure is growing on the Southampton manager, who has been the target of fans’ frustrations in recent weeks.Fortunes could hardly be more different for Spurs, managed by former Saints boss Pochettino.He has never lost a game at St Mary’s since leaving the south coast and his team came into this fixture unbeaten in their past five Premier League matches.Flu struck both teams in the build-up, with Southampton missing Shane Long and Tottenham without Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen.– Southampton pressing –Southampton started brightly, pressing Tottenham in a style they themselves have become known for.Tottenham Hotspur’s defender Davinson Sanchez (C) reacts after deflecting the ball into his own net past goalkeeper Michel Vorm (L) on January 21, 2018 © AFP / Glyn KIRKManolo Gabbiadini, making only his second start in 14 games, almost connected with Dusan Tadic’s low cross after James Ward-Prowse had found him with an excellent long-range pass.Tadic again showed his threat down the left when another sweeping move saw Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg almost apply the finishing touch to the Serbian’s excellent cross.Southampton took a deserved lead in the 15th minute when Sanchez deflected past his goalkeeper Michel Vorm after being tempted by Ryan Bertrand’s low cross from the left.Spurs almost levelled two minutes later when Ben Davies’s corner eventually dropped to Eric Dier and he shot low against the right post.But Kane moved onto 99 in the Premier League as he headed in Davies’s next corner, beating two Southampton defenders to the ball to score from close range just 197 seconds after Sanchez’s own goal.Both teams continued to press, making for an attractive game in appalling conditions.Spurs were close to taking the lead with Davies again the provider, this time for Moussa Sissoko, who volleyed his cross just wide.Jack Stephens should perhaps have put Southampton back in front but he headed over the bar after finding himself unmarked from Ward-Prowse’s excellent free-kick.The rain relented but the intensity of the game did not in the second half. Pochettino’s side did not have things all their own way, with Southampton maintaining their high-pressure approach.But Dele Alli saw more of the ball as the game wore on and shot low just beyond the left post after good work from Mousa Dembele.Alli then went agonisingly close six minutes from time as Sissoko found him five yards out but Stephens managed to execute a last-ditch block.Kane was then a whisker away from reaching the century milestone as he shot inches wide of the far post in the closing stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane (2nd L) scored against Southampton in a 1-1 draw © AFP / Glyn KIRKSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Jan 21 – Harry Kane struck his 99th Premier League goal to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Sunday after Davinson Sanchez’s own goal had given Southampton an early lead.The result moves Spurs closer to Liverpool in fourth place but it was not enough to lift Southampton out of the relegation zone.last_img read more

Wanyama’s coach Pochettino sacked by Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Wanyama celebrating with manager Mauricio Pochettino.LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 19 – Victor Wanyama’s Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday just five months after reaching the Champions League final following a poor start to the Premier League season.“The club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” Tottenham, who sit 14th in the Premier League, said in a statement. Pochettino, 47, joined Spurs from Southampton in 2014 and has been instrumental in turning Tottenham into Champions League regulars over the past four seasons.That culminated in a dramatic run to the club’s first ever European Cup final in June, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.However, domestically results have been on the decline since February.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.Spurs had the faltering fortunes of Arsenal and Manchester United to thank for them clinging onto a top-four finish last season as they won just three of their final 12 league games.That form has continued at the start of this season with just three wins from their opening 12 games leaving Tottenham already 11 points outside the top four and 20 behind leaders Liverpool.“We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the board to make the difficult decisions — this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff — but we do so in the club’s best interests.”0Shares0000(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pellegrini: Man City refusing to give up title hopes despite draw at Norwich

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is refusing to give up hope of lifting the Premier League title, despite Saturday’s goalless draw at Norwich.The Chilean coach had said his side would need to win at least nine of their remaining ten games to catch Leicester, so victory at Carrow Road’s Canaries was a must.But Alex Neil’s relegation-threatened side showed spirit with a steadfast performance, and actually created the better chances in a 0-0 stalemate.City have not won back-to-back Premier League games since October.The point may prove a platform for Norwich to escape the danger zone, but it did little for City, who are still nine points behind the table-topping Foxes.Pellegrini, however, has not given up.“Every time you drop points it can be more difficult, but that will not change my mind,” the City boss said.“If you mathematically have a chance to do it, you must always think you can do it. If you ask me before the first game of the season what we must do, we must try to win all the games and we continue with the same mentality.“And at the end of the season we’ll see how many points we can have and in which position we’ll be.”Despite the result, Pellegrini was pleased with the manner of his side’s performance.“We started from the first minute of the game trying to score, but we couldn’t,” he added.“We had a very good attitude, very good possession, but we couldn’t create the space that we needed in the last third.“What we normally do in an easy way, today we couldn’t do it. We normally create space and score goals. Today Norwich defended very well. We tried different ways to create space, but we couldn’t.”City now turn their attentions to Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg with Dynamo Kiev before next Sunday’s Premier League derby with Manchester United.“The most important thing now is to be focused on the Champions League game we have to play on Tuesday, to try to qualify for the next stage,” Pellegrini added.“After that we have to play against Manchester United on Sunday and try to win again the three points.” 1 A battling Norwich side frustrated Man City in a 0-0 draw on Saturday last_img read more

Donegal ETB Teachers to Showcase Innovative Teaching Practice at FÉILTE 2017

first_imgDonegal ETB teachers will showcase their innovative teaching practice at FÉILTE, the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence, this Saturday 7 October 2017 in the RDS, Dublin.FÉILTE is organised by the Teaching Council and is a celebration of teaching which showcases the work of teachers who are leading innovative learning projects.Donegal ETB teachers will showcase their project ‘Teacher Collaboration, Content Creation and Sharing Resources’, highlighting the opportunities that present themselves when teachers collaborate. The project focuses on the creation of an in-house working group of teaching staff from across seven of its schools who have come together to collaborate on creative and cutting edge teaching content. They are utilising advanced ICT infrastructure, engaging in professional conversations regarding best practices and then gathering and sharing relevant resources.Donegal ETB schools are leading the way in the county in the delivery of innovative teaching to ETB students in its fifteen post-primary schools as a result of the introduction of Junior Certificate reforms and the publication of the quality framework for post-primary schools ‘Looking at Our Schools 2016’.Within Donegal ETB it was recognised that the integration of technology, aligned with modern classroom practices, could significantly enhance the teaching and learning in its classrooms and subsequently improve the student’s experience in the classroom.This created the potential to devise learning opportunities for students across and beyond the curriculum. As the subject specifications were introduced in the new Junior Cycle, a group of interested teachers from seven ETB schools were arranged in subject teams for English and Science to create a series of student learning units within a platform for educational content creation. These student learning units were then delivered in the classroom, where the student’s feedback was collated, ensuring their voice was central to the process of informing future best practice.Sean McFadden, Metalwork, Technology and Engineering teacher at Donegal ETB’s Mulroy College, noted, “Our clear focus is on student learning; the group’s vision is ‘excellence in developing a culture of professional teacher collaboration within Donegal ETB to enhance Teaching and Learning in our classrooms.’ We had no sooner started our work when we quickly realised that working collaboratively as a whole was much better than the sum of the parts.”Dr Martin Gormley, Donegal ETB Director of Schools, stated, “FÉILTE celebrates the wonderful work that teachers do every day in their classrooms and gives them the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas. The theme for FÉILTE this year is ‘Leading Learning for All’. Donegal ETB is delighted to be able to showcase the innovative and creative teaching that is taking place in our schools. While this project started out with Science and English, it continues as further subject specifications are published as part of the new Junior Cycle. The needs of the student continually guide the staff along their path with their professional conversations and practices.”Further updates on FÉILTE can be found on Twitter (@DonegalETB and @FEILTE) through #FÉILTE.Donegal ETB Teachers to Showcase Innovative Teaching Practice at FÉILTE 2017 was last modified: October 4th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Triumph launches new Thruxton R cafer in India; prices start at Rs 10.90 lakh

first_imgTriumph India has launched its latest produce in the Indian market with a new cafer, the Thruxton R, with prices starting at Rs 10.90 lakh ( ex showroom, New Delhi). With this, Triumph completes the new Bonneville range in India.First unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, the Triumph Thruxton R is the third bike in the company’s line-up, after the Street Twin and the T120.ALSO READ:Triumph Thruxton R is a cafer for todayThe new Triumph Thruxton R comes with an all new 1,200cc, parallel-twin engine churning out maximum power output of 96bhp and maximum torque of 112Nm.First up, the Thruxton R looks just so good. Up front there is a small fender fitting snug with the 17-inch aluminium spoked wheels. The single round headlamp looks classic but houses new-age tech and also a LED daytime running light.The twin-pod instrument panel also looks good and displays riding modes and trip details apart from the usual. The 22mm clip-on handlebars also get fancy bar end mirrors.ALSO READ:Triumph Bonneville T120: A classic rebornThe 14.5-litre tank is a work of art. It is further chiselled to allow for knee recesses and it also comes with a Monza style filler cap and even a stainless steel tank strap.Triumph claim that the current liquid-cooled motor offers 68 per cent more power and 62 per cent more torque than the outgoing model. Thanks to drive-by-wire tech, it has been possible to infuse three riding modes namely Rain, Road and Sport. Now all three modes do offer max power, but the throttle response is different.advertisementThe Thruxton R sets itself apart from the barrage of other bikes by being not as hardcore. Sure you get a racy riding position but without being too hardcore.  ALSO READ:Triumph launches updated Bonneville T120; priced at Rs 8.7 lakhThe new Triumph Thruxton R will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Z1000 and the MV Agusta Brutale 1090.last_img read more