Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – July 19, 2011 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Facebook WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleTrial begins of man accused of dangerous driving causing garda’s deathNext articleJustice Minister demands to know how caretaker continued to work at Donegal school News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Parts of Derry city centre have been closed following a security alert.Police say the alert comes after a telephone warning was made to the Specsavers store on Ferryquay Street. Staff have been evacuated.The Richmond Centre has also been evacuated.Derry City Councillor Martin Reilly, who works nearby, says thankfully todays Foyle Cup parade, which is currently taking place in Guildhall Square, won’t be affected……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/reilly1.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Foyle Cup parade won’t be disrupted by Derry security alert
RA Development Academy founders and owners Tyrone Rolls (left) and Jill and Tom Adamson are planning alternatives for canceled interscholastic sports. (Photos courtesy RA Development Academy) By TIM KELLYAn Ocean City firm is helping to fill the void left by recent decisions to cancel the fall interscholastic sports programs at area middle schools.“When I heard this news it was disappointing,” said Jill Adamson, co-founder and owner of RA Development Academy along with Tyrone Rolls. “But then came the realization we had an opportunity to provide alternative activities.”Ever since Rolls and Adamson launched the RA Development Academy last year, a youth training and coaching enterprise, the owners always made certain to give back to community.“We are so blessed to live in Ocean City and have the opportunity to coach and train amazing young athletes,” Adamson said. “It’s only right that we would want to do what we can do to help our neighbors.”In “old normal” times, that meant donating a portion of event proceeds to local charities, establishing a scholarship fund for deserving children, loaning out equipment for kids trying new sports, and much more.These practices remain in effect, but as the national coronavirus health crisis deepened, the partners decided to take more “hands on” action.“Obviously we can’t replace or offer an interscholastic sports program,” Adamson said. “But we can deliver structured clinics and sports events these children are missing out on. Kids and parents do not have to be totally devoid of organized sports and activities this fall. Now, more than ever, it’s important for kids to stay active, socially-engaged, healthy and outside having fun.”That meant expanding on their fall sports programs for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. Events and programs are currently planned for boys and girls soccer, basketball, girls lacrosse, girls field hockey, softball and much more.Adamson, a frontline healthcare worker, and Rolls, a sergeant with the Ocean City Police Department, said they are observing all social distancing and other virus-fighting protocols of the Center for Disease Control, and that all clinics and events take place outdoors.All of the fall events take place outdoors and strict social distancing practices and CDC guidelines will be followed. This photo is from a recent pre-COVID era basketball clinic.CDC safety and social distancing protocols are used for all of the fall events and clinics, and everything happens outdoors at Trinity Church in Marmora.One of the highlights of the fall schedule is a free throw contest and fun-filled event on Sunday Sept. 6. Clinics continue through the fall. All will be held at Trinity Church, 20 North Shore Road in the Marmora section of Upper Township.RA (for Rolls and Adamson) Development Academy, delivers youth sports clinics and leagues, one-on-one and group training in specific sports and numerous other programs, events and services related to youth sports. RA can also design and deliver turnkey operations for clients wishing to stage such events.“Things are still unsettled for some parents and students as they prepare for the school year,” Adamson said. “We’re proud to offer structured sports activities for this age group and an opportunity for kids to stay on their game.”Rolls said that in a larger sense, the clinics deliver “positivity and positive vibes” for kids and adults alike.“This is especially important now – at a time when there is a lot of uncertainty out there,” Rolls noted. “We’re proud to maintain a strong presence in the community and can’t wait to see the kids come out to enjoy these activities.”With many interscholastic fall sports canceled, RA Development Academy is filling the void.Call Jill Adamson at (609) 214-2380 to register. Check each event below or call Adamson for further details. Information can also be found on the RA Academy website: https://radevelopmentacademy.com.CDC/socially distant protocols followed at all clinics/events. More information can also be found on the RA Development Academy website and on its Facebook/Instagram page. Following is the current schedule:Sunday Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m. (rain date Sept. 13): RA Development Academy’s First Annual Free Throw Shooting Contest. Prizes, food, fun, games and music. Special guests to be announced. Pre-registration required. $25 entry fee includes T-shirt. Boys/girls grades 3-8. A portion of proceeds will be donated to charity.Saturdays Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10: RA Development Academy’s Fall 2020 Girls Softball Clinics. Trinity Church, Marmora. Coaches Arianna Segich and Marisa Holt. Grades 4-8 from 9-10 a.m. Registration required. Package and drop-in rates available.Saturdays Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10: RA Development Academy’s Saturday Basketball Clinics for Boys and Girls. Grades 3-4 from 10-11 a.m., grades 5-8 from 11-12 p.m., Trinity Church, Marmora. Registration required. Package and drop-in rates available.Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 21, 23, 28, 30; Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28: RA Development Academy’s Fall Basketball Clinics for Boys and Girls. Trinity Church, Marmora. Grades 3-4 from 4-5 p.m., Grades 5-8 from 5-6 p.m. Registration required. Package and drop-in participant rates available.Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 21, 23, 28, 30; Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14,19, 21, 26, 28 from 4:30 5:30 p.m.: RA Development Academy’s Fall Girls Lacrosse Clinic featuring Coach Kylie Primeau. Trinity Church Marmora. Grades 4-8. Registration required. Package and drop-in rates available.Saturdays September 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24: RA Development Academy’s Fall Soccer Clinics for Girls and Boys featuring Coach Nick Hanuscin. Trinity Church, Marmora. Grades 3-4 from 10-11 a.m., Grades 5-8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration required. Package and drop-in rates available.Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 21, 23, 28, and 30, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. RA Development Academy’s Fall Girls Field Hockey Clinic, featuring Coach Jaimie McCormick. Grades 3-8. Registration required. Trinity Church Marmora. Package and drop-in Rates available.
BOONE, Iowa – Proud of where you call home?Heck yes, and IMCA is giving you the chance to prove it during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“This year’s contest is open to drivers in all seven divisions competing at Boone Speedway and trophies will be awarded in the four divisions that crown champions on Saturday night,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We encourage all Super Nationals competitors to be as creative as they can with their home state representation, while making sure required decals are in the correct location on their car.”The same theme was used in choosing best looking entries at the Duel In the Desert last fall.“We wanted to make this announcement now so drivers can start making plans with their graphics company,” Yoder said. “If they let us know in advance, we can make sure announcers identify them during hot laps, for example.”
Zion Williamson is unconcerned by the pressure of potentially following the likes of LeBron James as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.Former Duke sensation Williamson is expected to go to the Pelicans as the first overall selection on Thursday. The 18-year-old would join a roll call that includes Los Angeles Lakers star James and former greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Tim Duncan. Knicks trade rumors: New York ‘extremely open’ to dealing Frank Ntilikina for pick Lakers rumors: Los Angeles eyeing third max contract player, looking to shed salary Williamson claims he did not expect to emerge as the clear candidate for the top pick and is just eager to get started.”I just want to hoop,” he said.Shirts for #PelicansDraft fest this Thursday pic.twitter.com/ll09VLS9FU— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 18, 2019″It’s crazy, honestly, you know, I never saw myself as being a top-three, top-four pick, and for people to think that I could go [at number] one, it means a lot to me. It’s showing that my hard work is paying off, but I just want to get drafted period,” he said. “I don’t play basketball for the money; it was the last thing I thought of when I was a little kid. “When I was a little kid, I looked at my mom, stepdad, said, ‘I want to be an NBA player’, just because I love to play the game of basketball like 24/7.”It has been reported the Pelicans could look to take the Grizzlies’ second pick in order to pair Williamson with former Duke teammate RJ Barrett on Thursday.New Orleans is understood to have received the fourth pick from the Lakers in a blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to L.A. But Williamson is keen to make his mark without worrying about those who have gone before.”Those are big shoes to fill, but I’m not looking to fill those,” he told Good Morning America. “I’m just looking to be the best Zion I could be.” Related News