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Wright, Perry set sights on Olympics

first_img Jamaica’s female beach volleyballer, Kai Wright, said their fifth place finish at the Norceca Beach Volleyball tour in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on the weekend resulted from their passion and determination and believes she and partner, Danielle Perry, will make it to Rio this summer. Wright noted that Perry lives abroad so regular practice is not possible and tournament like these play an important role in their preparation. However, the main reason they went to the Dominica Republic was to gain experience and practice. “The main purpose was to prepare for the third round of Olympic qualifiers, get selected for the Pan Am Games, get practice, see other teams and get some experience going into the third round. “The tournament was very challenging. Every team played us competitively because we were the underdogs. Nobody expected anything from us, much less to get a big placing, so they came at us really hard. But we played real hard, worked together and achieved fifth place and it shows the passion we have for the sport,” said Wright. “My partner is from Florida so we don’t get to practice together much, but she is very passionate, she is very determined, she goes hard and plays really hard, she is very motivating, so I have a tremendous partner. Over the weekend we learnt a lot about each other playing wise and we are just working as a team,” she told The Gleaner. She thinks they are strong enough to seriously compete for a spot in the Rio Olympics when they travel to the Casova Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic third round qualifiers in El Salvador next week. “The more we go and represent and play the more the results are coming, it means our performance is getting better every time and that is what we aim to achieve,” she surmised. “We are very prepared, we have camp where the overseas players come down and we train every day, two times for the day. Hopefully we’ll go to the third round and be ready mentally and physically and I am very confident we can reach the Olympics,” said Wright. “We have one week before we leave for the third round and we’re looking to qualify and put Jamaica on top. We want to pave the way for the younger volleyball players, so we will work hard, play hard and qualify for the Olympics,” she promised. VOLLEYBALL:last_img read more

Killybegs mourns sad passing of club president Pasty McGowan

first_imgThe Killybegs community and the wider Donegal GAA family is in mourning following the sad passing yesterday of Killybegs GAA president Pasty McGowan. The club have expressed their condolences to Mr McGowan’s wife Meave, children Stephen, Martin, Kevin, Catriona and Carolann.A guard of honour was held yesterday afternoon at Patsy’s home address on the Donegal Road, Killybegs.Killybegs GAA members wore their club colours in Pasty’s honour.Mr McGowan’s removal will occur on Thursday, July 11 at 10:30am to St Mary’s Church Killybegs for 11am funeral mass. Killybegs mourns sad passing of club president Pasty McGowan was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Friday night football slate features four games played at home locally

first_imgBefore Humboldt State takes the field for its home opener on Saturday night, the Arcata High football team is hoping to get the weekend off to a winning start at the Redwood Bowl.Arcata’s second consecutive game at the Redwood Bowl is one of four home games to be played on the home fields of Humboldt-Del Norte League schools, with the Tigers (1-1 overall) hosting Central Valley from Shasta Lake.The Tigers, who beat Hoopa Valley on the road in the 2016 season opener, came up just short in …last_img

San Jose Sharks claim enforcer off waiver wire

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Perhaps growing weary of seeing opposing teams take what they felt were liberties against some of their star players, the Sharks on Wednesday claimed tough guy forward Micheal Haley off of waivers from the Florida Panthers.Haley, who played in the Sharks organization from 2014-2017, was placed on waivers Tuesday after he had three goals and 30 penalty minutes in 24 games this season with the Panthers.A …last_img

BARTOLOME (GALAPAGOS) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe Galapagos Islands are well-known for their expansive population of species. About 80% of the land birds, 97% of the reptiles and land mammals, and more than 30% of the plants are endemic, which means “belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place”.Seldom in nature can you be approached by a wild animal. Bartolome (Galapagos) GC1KGT8 can bring us up close and personal to nature. The island is also a geologist’s playground—so it makes perfect sense that a truly wonderful EarthCache is here.The little island, Bartolome, is only 1.2 square kilometers (297 acres). Rocky pillars of basalt called “tuff cones” jut out from the surface of the island. These pillars are remnants of hardened fallout of a volcanic eruption. One of the great rewards of GC1KGT8 is the stunning postcard view of the prominent Pinnacle Rock, the largest tuff cone on the island.On the path to the beach, just offshore, you will find a large volcanic crater that is encapsulating. If you brought your snorkeler you are in for a treat! According to the cache page the northern beach is open for swimming and the beaches of Bartolome Island are filled with fluorescent fish, playful sea lions, and even whale sharks! EarthCacheGC1KGT8by boiler Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAn Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”7 Continents, 7 EarthCachesOctober 3, 2017In “Community”GeoTour Azores (GT6F)November 13, 2018In “GeoTours” Difficulty:1Terrain:2.5center_img The trail ends with a rock path and a long wooden stairway (~360 steps) brings you through the lunar landscape with almost no visibility up to summit hill and the viewpoint of Pinnacle Rock.If you are EarthCaching on Bartolome Island here are some notable vocabulary terms to take with you as per the cache page:1.) Lava tubes: Formed by flowing rivers of lava whose outer layer cools and solidifies quicker than the core (creating a skin). The liquid lava continues to flow through the middle, hollowing out an area creating a tube like structure.2.) Spatter cones: These cones are either a deep red, gleaming black or intense green. The cones are formed when the pressure of gases below the magma in an active lava flow push upward. The gases escape carrying big pieces of lava into the air. The outside of the lava cools down and turns black, and when it hits the ground, the lava ball bursts open releasing the hot magma inside.3.) Lava bombs: The outcome of a spatter cone. The outside surface of lava bombs are smooth, but the inside of the lava bomb bursts open with broken fragments, creating A’a lava. The broken lava is very runny. However, once the gases all escape, the lava will start to slow, creating pahoehoe lava.Here’s what our fellow cachers had to say about their experience:One of the most beautiful landscapes in the Galapagos so far! What an awesome trip Elm77 and I are having. The climb was a breeze for me and the view spectacular. Our guide knew a lot about the geology of the area so I learned a lot! Answers and picture will be sent as soon as I get home. Thanks for the lesson! –PomwoofLast year on my 40th birthday I made myself the present of a Galapagos dive trip.  And by doing so a dream came true. As a group of 16 divers from Switzerland we were able to charter the “Galapagos Aggressor” for our trip.On the second day of diving after two dives at Punta Carrion we set foot on Bartolomé Island for a land tour.  Of course I had already hoped at home that I would get the opportunity to visit one of the few caches around the Galapagos Archipelago.I enjoyed the hiking a lot, admired the view from the top and even had the chance to see sea lions, penguins, Darwin’s finches, a lizard and a blue-footed booby – part of the animals on land, part while riding the zodiac. –HaiopaiaThank you boiler for cooking up this hot EarthCache. Is that name a coincidence? I think not. Check out the beautiful photography from geocachers who have visited Bartolome Island and in the gallery below!             A  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        Location:GalapagosS 00° 17.046 W 090° 33.048 The trail continues to lead you across a sandy isthmus to another beach at the southern end of the island. Swimming here is not welcome, and not as friendly. White tip sharks have been known to enter the waters and the cache owner Boiler warns of hostile ghost crabs in that area.last_img read more