CAF supporting eleven injured veterans at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

first_imgOCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 06: Elite men leave the start gate for the swim portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside on April 06, 2019 in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Just south of the US nation’s largest marine corps base, eleven resilient Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Operation Rebound athletes will compete at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside on April 4, 2020.The Operation Rebound competitors will compete alongside over 5,000 athletes to swim 1.2 miles in Oceanside Harbor, cycle a 56-mile bike route through San Onofre Bluffs State Park and Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton and run 13.1 miles through Oceanside. Some will participate as individuals and undertake the whole race, while others will participate as part of a relay team.CAF’s Operation Rebound (OR) program is a sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical challenges.“Operation Rebound athletes are not defined by their injuries, but rather by their heroic spirit and determination to overcome them,” said Nico Marcolongo, Senior Program Manager for CAF’s Operation Rebound program. “Our continued partnership with IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, allows our athletes to reignite their competitive spirit and strengthen community.”For the past 12 years, CAF has been the official charity partner of IRONMAN in Oceanside. This year, Team CAF is comprised of eleven Operation Rebound athletes and seven CAF athletes – including Roderick Sewell, history’s first bilateral amputee IRONMAN World Championship finisher, and paralympians Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Willie Stewart.ESPY award winner Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, USMC (ret.), Lance Corporal Mike Duke, USMC (ret.) and the current female amputee 70.3 record holder, Colonel Patty Collins, US Army (ret.) are among the 11 Operation Rebound challenged athletes competing at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside:Sergeant Omar Bermejo, USMC (ret), Casper, WY – Omar is a US Paralympian and Marine Corps veteran who served four tours in Iraq.Lance Corporal Mike Duke, USMC (ret.), Boise, ID – Mike is a husband and father who has lived an active lifestyle. In 2004, Mike contracted a flesh-eating bacteria during Marine Corps Training (MCT) that put him in a 10-day coma and destroyed the entire left flank of his upper body.Captain Eric McElvenny, USMC (ret.), Pittsburgh, PA – On his third deployment to Afghanistan, Eric was working with Afghan soldiers and stepped on an IED, suffering the loss of his right leg below the knee in the explosion. Eric used surfing as part of his recovery and from there, started competing in triathlon.Tom Perez, San Marcos, CA – Tom has suffered severe vision trauma. He was medically discharged from the military and has dealt with deteriorating vision since, being diagnosed legally blind in 2010.Oz Sanchez, San Diego, CA – Oz Sanchez is a three-time Paralympian who has won six medals. He is also a veteran for the Marine Corps Special Operations forces.Major Anthony Smith, US Army (ret.), Armorel, AR – Smith took a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade while on deployment in Iraq. He was put in a body bag before a nurse noticed air bubbles coming up through the blood. Anthony was in a coma for 62 days and only recently regained most of his memory.Sergeant Scott Thorne, US Army (ret.), Escondido, CA – On September 14, 2004, Scott was shot in the head by an insurgent while serving in Iraq. Eight days after he was shot, Scott arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where doctors removed a large section of Scott’s skull to relieve the pressure from his swelling brain.Colonel Patty Collins, US Army (ret.), Alexandria, VA — After returning home from deployment in Iraq, Patty was hit by a car while cycling to work. The injuries she sustained led to the amputation of her leg below the knee.Scott Leason, San Diego, CA — When Scott was 20-years old, he joined the US Navy and served for seven years. While working at a convenience store, Scott was shot in the head during a robbery and lost both of his eyes and sense of smell.Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, USMC (ret.), Glenwood Springs, CO – A retired Marine Corps sergeant, who was injured and nearly died seven years ago in a helicopter crash while on duty in Afghanistan. Ennis had to work her way back from a traumatic brain injury, spine trauma and shoulder damage, and endure a dozen or so surgeries, one to amputate her left leg above the knee.Corporal Evan Morgan, USMC (ret.), Bakersfield, CA – While stationed in Iraq on his second tour, Evan’s vehicle was struck by an IED and as a result, he lost his right leg above the knee, left leg below the knee and sight in one eye.CAF’s Operation Rebound program funds equipment, training and travel expenses that can help injured troops and first responders harness the healing power of sport – whether the goal is to win Paralympic gold or simply run around the block with their kids.In 2019, CAF supported a record 367 veterans and first responders with Operation Rebound grants totalling US$490,000. Since 2004, CAF has awarded 2,926 Operation Rebound grants and supported 1,284 individuals, totalling US$4.6 million in support.CAF is offering athletes the opportunity to support Operation Rebound by raising a minimum of US$2,000 each to race the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. The race is sold-out except for this unique fundraising opportunity.www.challengedathletes.org/events/ironman-70-3-californiawww.operationrebound.org Relatedlast_img read more

Industry Extra

first_imgGreat Britain: On December 23 FirstBus plc shareholders approved a change of name to FirstGroup plc, reflecting the widening scope of its transport operations with the Great Eastern rail franchise.Switzerland: Stadler Group has bought the remaining 30% of Stadler Altenrhein from Adtranz subsidiary Schindler Waggon.last_img

Injury-hit Alab beats Indonesia in ASEAN league

first_imgSan Miguel Beer-Alab Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee scores on a one-hander dunk against CLS Indonesia. SPIN.PH MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas survived the exit of Renaldo Balkman to score an 84-67 victory over CLS Indonesia in the ASEAN Basketball League at the Caloocan Sports Complex.Bobby Ray Parks Jr. led the way with 21 points and five rebounds while Justin Brownlee added 15 markers for Alab, which moved to a joint third place in the standings with a 13-6 win-loss card.The Wednesday night victory was costly for Alab. Balkman hurt his ankle in the second period, joining veterans Joshua Urbiztondo and Robby Celiz in the team’s injured list.“As far as we know it’s just an ankle sprain,” Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag said Wednesday. “But he’s a tough guy. I’m sure he’ll be all right.” Alab had a strong start in the opening quarter for an early 24-12 advantage. Indonesians tried to rally back in the second period but Brownlee answered with timely shots for a 44-33 halftime lead.In the third period Alab started to pull away behind locals Parks and Lawrence Domingo to increase the lead 71-49 and push it to as high as 24 points in the final frame on a Brownlee basket.Former PBA imports Brian Williams finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds and Shane Edwards added 17 for the Indonesian side, which got eliminated from the playoffs with the loss./PNlast_img read more

Video: Jamie Paterson Post-Bolton Wanderers away

first_imgJamie Paterson speaks to BCTV after City’s 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers.last_img

Florida AD: No chance of immediate change for Muschamp

first_imgGAINESVILLE – University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, amid speculation about Gators football coach Will Muschamp, released a statement on Monday making it clear there’s no chance of immediate change.Muschamp will definitely coach the Georgia game on Nov. 1. Florida, which is 3-3 after a 42-13 loss to Missouri last Saturday, is open this week.Jones: How did Florida and Will Muschamp wind up here?The Gators finished last season with a seven-game losing streak and with struggles this season despite some coaching staff changes, questions have begun about Muschamp’s future.He is in his fourth season at UF.“At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,” Foley said. “We continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”last_img read more

Two Cleveland Browns players arrested on Christmas won’t play today

first_img*As if the Cleveland Browns don’t already have enough issues preventing them from winning, now they’ve got this. The team announced that because of the arrest of two players on Christmas, they won’t play today. “We have been made aware of the arrests of De’Ante Saunders and Armonty Bryant after a traffic stop early Friday … Continue reading Two Cleveland Browns Players Arrested on Christmas won’t Play Today →last_img

Titans of table tennis

first_imgAROUND 70 members have signed on for regular table tennis sessions at a Beaconsfield community centre – and more are…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

County Senior Semi-finals & Camogie final Match Tracker

first_img2.30 Game On!4 Mins: Sean Armstrong opens the scoring from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-1 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-05 Mins: Armstrong adds another free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-2 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-07 Mins: Three up for Salthill/Knocknacarra. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-010 Mins: Derek Savage opens Cortoon’s account from a free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-3 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-112 Mins: Sean Armstrong points close-in free. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-117 Mins: Paul Varley – over the bar from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-218 Mins: Goal chance for Cortoon….free in…Savvo points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-4 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-319 Mins: William Finnerty – Yellow Card!20 Mins: Free in for Salthill/Knocknacarra…..Robert Finnerty points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-323 Mins: Tap-over free for Cortoon…Derek Savage obliges. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-424 Mins: Cortoon are level. Adrian Varley points from play. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-5 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-527 Mins: Gary Cox puts Salthill/Knocknacarra back in front. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-5Camogie Final ready to go….Mullagh V Sarsfields29 Mins: Shane Gilmore comes on for Shane Gleeson on the Cortoon side30 Mins: Free in for Cortoon…….Joseph Donnellan scores. Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6Nine of the twelve points have been from frees!2 minutes of added timeHALF TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6………………….OVER TO ATHENRYGame On …Mullagh V Sarsfields3 Mins: Is that a goal for Sarsfields?….NO!…free out5 Mins: Free in for Sarsfields. Niamh McGrath scores..first point of the game. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-06 Mins: Aoife Donoghue levels it. Sarsfields 0-1 Mullagh 0-111 Mins: Niamh McGrath points a long-range free. Sarsfields 0-2 Mullagh 0-114 Mins: Therese Manton comes on as sub for Mullagh17 Mins: Another long-range free for Niamh McGrath. Sarsfields 0-3 Mullagh 0-1Back at Tuam Stadium…..2nd Half is on. Early point from a free from Joseph Donnellan. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-6Adrian Varley is off injured for Cortoon34 Mins: Garry Cox answers for Salthill/Knocknacarra….Sean Armstrong gets a yellow card. Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-7 Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15pmCounty Camogie Final: Sarsfields V Mullagh at 3pm. GOAL!!!!!!!!!!  for Salthill/Knocknacarra….. Marcus MacDonnacha Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7CAMOGIE HALF TIME: Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1Football 9 minutes to go!51 Mins: Robert Finnerty adds a point …Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-860 Mins: Long stoppage….game restarts3 Minutes of added time.Salthill/Knocknacarra’s John Maher is the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match63 Mins: Tadhg Haran points. Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8FULL TIME: Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-8Who will Salthill/Knocknacarra meet in the final? Up next, Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough at 4.15 pm First up is the game between Salthill/Knocknacarra and Cortoon Shamrocks CAMOGIE 22 Mins: Sarsfields add a point from play by Orlaith McGrath. Sarsfields 0-4 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-8 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-731 Mins: Niamh McGrath stretches the Sarsfields lead. Sarsfields 0-5 Mullagh 0-132 Mins: Sarsfields five up now….Orlaith McGrath from play. Sarsfields 0-6 Mullagh 0-1FOOTBALL Latest: Salthill/Knocknacarra 0-9 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-7 Welcome to our Galway Bay FM Senior Football Semi-finals and County Camogie Final Match Tracker. There will be 5 Minutes of added time!60 Mins: Free from Gary Sice makes it Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-1062 Mins: Point for M/M. Corofin 3-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Michael Lundy & Greg Higgins make welcome returns for Corofin as late substitutes64 Mins: Michael Lundy gets a point…….he’s back! Corofin 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11FULL TIME: 3-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11Gary Sice is the Galway Bay FM Man of the MatchThank you for your company – Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF under way. Mullagh are back in the game with a goal from Aoife Donoghue and three points. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-637 Mins: Free from Niamh McGrath points to level it up again. Mullagh 1-4 Sarsfields 0-738 Mins: Aoife Donoghue puts Mullagh back in front. Mullagh 1-5 Sarsfields 0-739 Mins: Free in for Mullagh. Over the bar from Aoife Donoghue put two between the teams. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-742 Mins: Maria Cooney brings it back to a one-point ball game. Mullagh 1-6 Sarsfields 0-843 Mins: Collette Glennon points for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-7 Sarsfields 0-847 Mins: Erica Coen opens the gap to three. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-849 Mins: Niamh McGrath points another free. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-951 Mins: Orlaith McGrath closes the gap to one. Mullagh 1-8 Sarsfields 0-1052 Mins: Aoife Donoghue responds with a free for Mullagh. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1053 Mins: Instant response from Orlaith McGrath. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-1155 Mins: They’re level….Niamh McGrath from another free. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12Regulation time is up….in added time.ALL OVER……Draw match. Mullagh 1-9 Sarsfields 0-12“Fair result” says Imelda HobbinsJoint players of the match, Aoife Donoghue & Orlaith McGrathCOROFIN V MOUNTBELLEW/MOYLOUGH – Game onLatest Corofin 0-2 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-2 – 13 Minutes gone13 Mins: Ian Burke puts Corofin in the lead. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-215 Mins: Barry McHugh from a 45….over the bar. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-319 Mins: Cathal Kenny points for M/M. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-320 Mins: Point from play by Gary Sice levels matters again. Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4 Corofin 0-421 Mins: Barry O’Donovan points. Corofin 0-5 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-422 Mins: Jason Leonard stretches the lead to two. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-423 Mins: Now there’s three in it….Michael Farragher with a point. Corofin 0-7 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-426 Mins: Gary Sice adds another one. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-427 Mins: Barry McHugh answers with a point. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5There will be 1 minute of added time.30 +2 Mins: Kieran Molly scores a massive point. Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5HALF TIME: Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-5SECOND HALF ON!Latest Score: Corofin 1-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-7….Gary Sice with the crucial goal.15 minutes remain46 Mins: Good save denies M/M a goal47 Mins: Ian Burke punishes Mountbellew.Moylough with another goal…a six point turnaround. Corofin 2-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-748 Mins: Jason Leonard with yet another goal….Corofin are coasting now! Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-749 Mins: The goals are flying in…. Stephen Boyle gets a goal for Mountbellew/Moylough. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-750 Mins: Barry McHugh races through but his goal-bound shot whistles over the bar. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-851 Mins: Is that a penalty for M/M?….no, just a free in. Popped over Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-955 Mins: Barry McHugh adds another point. Corofin 3-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-10 Cortoon Shamrocks V Salthill/Knocknacarra at 2.30pmlast_img read more

Jake Livermore wanted by Crystal Palace in £10m transfer from West Brom

first_imgENGLAND midfielder Jake Livermore is a £10million target for Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.The West Brom star has attracted interest from Premier League clubs after getting relegated at the Hawthorns.4 Roy Hodgson has made Jake Livermore his No 1 target for Crystal PalaceCredit: PA:Press AssociationSteve Bruce wanted him at Aston Villa with promotion but lost in the Championship play-off final, giving Hodgson a clear run at the 28-year-old.The Palace boss gave Livermore his three debut six years, although it wasn’t until Gareth Southgate’s reign that he became a squad regular.Livermore began his career at Tottenham but spent most of his time on-loan at clubs in all three divisions of the English football league including MK Dons, Crewe Alexandra, Derby County, Peterborough United, Ipswich Town, Leeds United and Hull City.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game4 Aston Villa wanted Jake Livermore but their chances were hit when they missed out on promotionCredit: PA:Empics Sport4 Despite West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, Livermore was in fine form during the fight for survivalCredit: ReutersIn 2013 Livermore moved to Hull City on a season-long loan and became permanent at the end of the season.EUR NO 1 Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Ajax or AC Milan? As Zinedine Zidane brings curtain down on end of an era, we ask: which is greatest-ever team?After 144 appearances for the Tigers in all competitions, he joined West Brom in January 2017 on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee reported to be £10 million.4 Jake Livermore played in England’s win over Nigeria at Wembley on SaturdayCredit: Rex FeaturesHe is currently on standby for the World Cup and will get the nod if Southgate suffers injury in his squad before heading to Russia.The ex-Tottenham midfielder played himself back in form under Darren Moore during an end-of-season revival and his club could cash in as they plan for life in the second tier.Dream Team World Cup – Sign up to win £100kEnter for FREE£50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournamentPlay to win £100k top price and a share of £175k prizepotSIGN UP FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOWlast_img read more

Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins

first_imgSIPTU-represented workers at the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gaoth Dobhair have commenced a 16-hour work stoppage today, Monday, in a bid for union recognition.Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has this morning lent his support the striking workers and called on RAP management to enter into talks with workers to end the dispute.Central to the dispute is company management’s refusal to recognize the right of workers represented by SIPTU to union representation for the purpose of collective bargaining. Speaking from the picket line this morning, Deputy Doherty said:“Today’s strike action comes following a recent ballot by SIPTU members at the factory who voted decisively in favour of industrial action due to a number of outstanding issues concerning employment and working conditions.“I understand that central to this dispute between management and these workers is management’s decision to ignore a recent Labour Court recommendation and its refusing to recognize the right of workers to union representations for collective bargaining purposes.“I again want to repeat calls I made last month when I urged both management and officials representing SIPTU workers to come together and discuss these outstanding issues which have resulted in today’s planned picket. “The RAP packaging factory is a major employer here in Gaoth Dobhair and its growth is a testament to the skill, expertise and hard work of its workers here and it is therefore crucial that every effort is made to resolve this dispute.“Naturally, these striking workers have not taken the decision to partake in today’s work stoppage lightly however, it’s clear that the ongoing refusal by management to fully adhere to this recent recommendation of the Labour Court in this instance has been a major factor in leading to today’s strike action.“I understand that SIPTU has written to management to outline that union representatives are prepared and willing to sit down with them to discuss all outstanding issues in the hope that a resolution can be found.“I want to once again urge both sides to come together and sit around the negotiating table with the view to arriving at a mutually agreeable solution.“Likewise, I am again calling on Údarás na Gaeltachta, as a state agency that has provided supports to the company over the years, to also play a role here by encouraging both RAP management and these workers to enter into talks aimed at ending this dispute.” Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins was last modified: September 25th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Gaoth DobhairGweedorePearse Doherty TDRapid Action PackagingSIPTUstrikelast_img read more