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Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with teammate Kyle Walker after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith’s stadium, in Huddersfield, England, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LONDON — Only a third of the way into its Premier League campaign, Manchester City is already making history.Pep Guardiola’s City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win. City also moved to 37 points from 13 games — the highest ever points total at this stage of a Premier League season.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READcenter_img There was some fortune attached to the winning goal. Substitute Gabriel Jesus had his shot saved, but it popped up into Sterling’s midriff and looped into the top corner.___STERLING ON THE UPIt wasn’t Sterling’s first late winner of the season for City. The England winger scored deep into stoppage time at Bournemouth in August to secure a 2-1 victory.Sterling has previously faced criticism for failing to add end product to his prodigious dribbling skills and pace, but he has been prolific in front of goal so far this campaign. His goal at Huddersfield was his 12th in 18 appearances in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Having started the season considered the side most likely to challenge the Premier League’s “Big Six,” Everton is swiftly falling into a fight at the other end of the table.Southampton became the latest side to take advantage of Everton’s disarray. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic’s opener, but Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring.Former Everton player David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Ronald Koeman was fired on Oct. 23, but has managed just one win during his seven-game tenure. The club is still searching for a permanent replacement, with Unsworth’s failure to improve results likely having ruled him out.“I wouldn’t go that far so early,” said Unsworth, when asked if Everton were embroiled in the relegation fight. “I think we are in a tough moment, I think we have a massive week ahead of us. If you ask me that question next week I can give you a more honest view.Everton is now 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Southampton moved up to 10th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 After Huddersfield took a shock lead, Raheem Sterling won a penalty — which Sergio Aguero converted to draw the teams level — before completing the comeback himself six minutes from time to restore an eight-point lead for City at the top of the table.Elsewhere, Alexis Sanchez’s last-minute penalty gave Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley and Southampton crushed Everton 4-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAfter handing Manchester United its first league defeat of the season in October, Huddersfield had another famous victory in its sights when Christopher Schindler’s header deflected in via City’s Nicolas Otamendi in added time at the end of the first half.However, City leveled just two minutes after the break when Aguero calmly converted his spot kick after Sterling was brought down by Scott Malone. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “He (Sterling) is still young, he’s able to improve,” Guardiola said. “We are going to be there to help him to become a better player. We are so satisfied with his performance.”___LATE AGAINWhen Arsenal went into added time still level with Burnley, history suggested victory was still within its grasp.On its last trip to Turf Moor, in October 2016, Laurent Koscielny scored the only goal in the 93rd minute. In the corresponding fixture at the Emirates Stadium in January, Sanchez stepped up eight minutes into added time to give Arsenal a 2-1 win after Andre Gray had leveled with a penalty of his own five minutes earlier.There was only one spot kick on this occasion, as Sanchez found the bottom corner two minutes into stoppage time after James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey.“There’s a lot of me inside, that’s raging a lot,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “Football’s a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.”It was only the second away victory in the Premier League for Arsenal this season and came against a Burnley side on a three-match winning streak, in which it had not conceded. The win moves the Gunners back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it remains 12 points adrift of City.___EVERTON CRISIS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Mini dredgers proposed for city’s clogged drainage channels – Dutch report

first_imgAs a result of a reduction in the cross-sectional flow of water in the areas of many of the drainage channels inA clogged drain in one of the wards of GeorgetownGeorgetown, the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) team of experts have recommended the procurement of minidredges to fix the problem.The DRR team in a report stated that although the sources of the deposited sediments have not been examined, it is likely that much of the sediments enter the drainage system from “the roads, illegal deposits, discharges and construction activities.”Deposited sediments must be removed regularly in order to maintain the passage capacity of the system and the common way to remove it is by an excavator that operates from the landside. But this has proven to be a problem because most places have buildings and human activities occurring.Thus it was proposed that a good way to maintain the city’s drainage channel at locations where excavation from the landside is not possible would be by floating minidredges, such as cutter suction dredges.The report stated that in The Netherlands, as well as in many other countries, these minidredges are often used to dredge channels in highly urbanised areas or in situations where mud needs to be removed.The report also indicated that in some instances, a floating pipeline is used to pump the dredged sediments or water mixture to a location where it can be further processed.“If such minidredges become available these may also be used to maintain the outfall channels. This would require the minidredges to be easily transportable, especially across the streets,” the report added.But, nevertheless the DRR team highlighted that before a minidredge is purchased, it first needs to be determined if such an investment will be profitable. This assessment starts with the computation of the potential benefits of dredging channels that currently cannot be maintained.The report added that the benefits of dredging are the expected reduction in flood damages, for which different flood scenarios, each with its own percentage of occurrence, need to be considered. The expectation is that dredging results in a lowering of the flood risk.It was also asserted that this benefit should be compared with the costs for purchasing, maintaining and operating the minidredges.Based on this data, a business case can be developed and a sound decision can be made on required dredging capacity, the report said.According to the report, decisions should be made on whether a public or private entity will run the city’s dredging operations. Afterward, it stated, a request for proposal to purchase dedicated equipment should also be made.The Government of Guyana has requested the Government of The Netherlands to provide advice on its drainage situation, both for Georgetown and the low-lying agricultural coastlands. The official request from the Guyanese Ministry of Public Infrastructure was sent to The Netherlands Embassy in Suriname in 2015.last_img read more

Busy weekend for local firefighters

first_imgPhoto: The cause of this fire at 90th Ave is still under investigation – Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.caCity Fire Chief Fred Burrows says his department responded to close to 20 calls between last Thursday night and mid-day Saturday. That covers the Fort St. John Halloween period, although he says a number of the calls had nothing to do with the celebration.- Advertisement -One was received just before four o’clock Saturday morning, from a single family dwelling, at 8136 90th avenue, near Duncan Cran school. The two-story home suffered extensive roof and top story fire damage but, there were no injuries reported. The fire remains under investigation and as yet there’s no dollars and cents damage estimate.Prior to that fire the chief says there was a minor apartment fire, at about 9:30 Friday night, at 9003 86th street.He says before the period was over, the department also responded to a laundry room fire at the Backwoods Inn on Alaska Road, and it was called to several motor vehicle accidents.last_img read more

Man gets up to life term in Valley slaying

first_imgBehind him sat a dozen of his grim family members and friends. “There is no justice,” declared Kirschner with a stern look toward the defendant. “There is no meaning in murder.” Kim was killed Oct. 24, 2004, after he and two friends had run into Rodriguez and a friend at 3:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Frisky Kitty strip club in Tarzana. Opting to leave rather than pay the cover charge, Kim and a buddy both thought they recognized Rodriguez and said, “Don’t I know you from school?” “No,” Rodriguez had answered. And that was that, according to prosecutors. No hostilities were ever expressed or exchanged. Kim and his friends piled into his Toyota Tacoma and the last thing they saw was Rodriguez and his friend leaning against the strip club wall, smoking. They were driving east on Victory Boulevard just short of White Oak Avenue in Encino when Rodriguez pulled alongside in a Chevrolet Tahoe brandishing a gun. “Roll your window down,” the gang member yelled. Kim then threw up both arms, as if to say, Please, I don’t want any trouble. Rodriguez then fired seven shots into the truck, one of which entered the back of Kim’s skull and stopped just short of exiting his forehead. He lost consciousness, plowed into a tree and died later at a local hospital. He was 3 years old when his family moved to the San Fernando Valley from South Korea. He had been the eldest of four brothers and sisters, whom he helped raise, family members said. A graduate of Independence High School, Tae Joon “Andy” Kim was known as an unflinching spirit who saw the world as his oyster. At the sentencing of his killer, his loved ones demanded maximum punishment. Because of potential gang retribution, the Daily News agreed to withhold their last names. “My parents had to move away because they felt it was unsafe here,” said Kim’s younger sister, Jenny, choking back sobs. “They fill all their dead time … because they can’t stand the grief. “My brother had so many hopes and dreams,” she said, pointing at his killer, “ruined because of him. “If he had only talked to him, he would have seen what a great guy Andy was, instead of shooting him.” (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Andy was a champion, a champion in every sense of the word,” his best friend, Freddy, 28, of Van Nuys told a judge before the gunman was sentenced Thursday for murder. Then he looked toward the assailant. “I never want you to forget what I tell you, man: God will always be triumphant, God will always be triumphant,” Freddy said. At the urging of nearly two dozen tearful family members and friends, Van Nuys District Court Judge Richard H. Kirschner issued the maximum sentence to the gang member who killed Kim in cold blood. Erick Anthony Rodriguez, 21, of Canoga Park was handed 81 years to life in prison for killing Kim and trying to gun down two of Kim’s friends. Throughout the proceeding, Rodriguez, who wore a flat-top fade, a thick mustache and soul patch beneath his chin, leaned forward and bowed his head with a blank face. VAN NUYS – There was little about Andy Kim that wasn’t likeable. Quick with a joke, he spoke ill of no one. He cared for his siblings while Mom and Dad worked. Encouraged his friends. Guided kids at church. Fed the homeless. And was an aspiring artist who’d worked for Walt Disney Co. and fashioned Rose Parade floats. But the 26-year-old Kim’s promise – and the hopes of his Korean immigrant parents – were dashed 21/2 years ago by a gang member who shot him in the head for no apparent reason. last_img read more

Poch loses cool as Spurs slump, H’field deep in relegation

first_img0Shares0000Harry Kane shows his frustration after Tottenham’s shock defeat at Burnley © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Mauricio Pochettino launched a furious rant at referee Mike Dean after Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge suffered a crushing blow in a controversial 2-1 defeat against Burnley, while Huddersfield were pushed closer to relegation by their 2-0 loss at Newcastle on Saturday.Pochettino’s side would have moved within two points of leaders Manchester City with a win at Turf Moor. But they squandered the chance to enhance their title prospects with a sloppy display that saw Chris Wood put Burnley ahead after half-time.There was controversy about Wood’s goal as it came from a corner which Tottenham felt shouldn’t have been given.But Pochettino’s men had a break of their own when Kane, back after missing seven games with an ankle injury, capitalised on a throw-in that was taken in the wrong place.At that stage, Tottenham looked poised to push on for a fifth successive league victory.However, they paid the price for sloppy defending as Barnes struck with seven minutes left to extend Burnley’s unbeaten league run to eight matches.It was a bitter blow for third placed Tottenham, who will be eight points off top spot if second placed Liverpool, currently level on points with City, win at Manchester United on Sunday.Pochettino was fuming at full-time, confronting Dean and his assistants on the pitch in a lengthy rant that showed his frustration at both Burnley’s first goal and Tottenham’s missed opportunity.Television pictures seemed to show Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez reacting to something said to him by Dean and the Argentine reportedly carried on his finger-pointing protest in the tunnel.But Pochettino refused to elaborate on the row, instead admitting his out of character complaints were sparked by the tension of the title race.“We need to find someone to blame, it is myself and us because we have in our hands the capacity to win the game and we didn’t,” Pochettino said.“I said for me this game is going to be key to put pressure on our opponents. If we didn’t win, we cannot think now of being a real contender. It is a massive opportunity lost for us.“When you feel so disappointed and upset, you make some mistakes. We made some mistakes on the pitch and I made some mistakes afterwards on the pitch.”– ‘Crossed cables inside my brain’ –English referee Mike Dean, pictured December 2018, could be seen saying “go away” as pOchettino stood inches from his face in an incident that may earn the Tottenham boss a touchline ban © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISDean could be seen saying “go away” as Pochettino stood inches from his face in an incident that is certain to be included in the referee’s report and may earn the Tottenham boss a touchline ban.“There were crossed cables inside my brain. It was weird and strange and has not happened before in 10 years,” Pochettino added.“Some stupid things happen and you react. I was never out of control but now I need to find the result.”Asked if he would apologise to Dean, Pochettino added: “Yes, maybe, good point. Maybe I go.”At St James’ Park, bottom of the table Huddersfield’s plight worsened when defender Tommy Smith was sent off for a crude lunge on Miguel Almiron in the 20th minute.Newcastle made their numerical advantage pay off just seconds after the interval, Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon converting DeAndre Yedlin’s cross for his eighth goal of the season.Ayoze Perez doubled Newcastle’s lead in the 52nd minute with a close-range finish from Rondon’s flick, moving the Magpies four points clear of the bottom three and leaving Huddersfield 14 points from safety.Josh King went from hero to villain as Bournemouth drew 1-1 with Wolves in a bizarre tale of three penalties at Dean Court.Eddie Howe’s team took the lead through King’s 14th minute spot kick after the Bournemouth striker tumbled theatrically under pressure from Joao Moutinho.Raul Jimenez equalised for Wolves with an 83rd minute effort from the spot following a dubious handball decision by referee Roger East.King should have won it moments later when East gave Bournemouth another controversial penalty after Ryan Fraser appeared to be fouled outside the area.But this time, King couldn’t take advantage of East’s generosity as he fired wide from the spot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United target will be a ‘top player’, believes boss

first_imgIpswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has told talkSPORT Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United target Tyrone Mings will become a top player.The Portman Road boss signed the 22-year-old from Chippenham Town for £10,000 after a trial in 2013 and the youngster has grown into a vital figure for the Tractor Boys as they look to win promotion to Premier League.And McCarthy is confident Mings has everything he needs to have a successful career, whether it be in Suffolk or with another club.“He’s a great kid and he’s going to be a top player,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “There’s no doubt about it. I just hope he’s going to be a top player with us but he’s certainly going to be a top player.”And McCarthy revealed the player’s determination to succeed was there for all to see on the day he first saw the talented youngster.He added: “I walked across to watch him against the Nike Academy at our training ground and I saw him for three minutes with Russell Osman, fair play to Russ – he was the one who brought him in, and I said, ‘we’ll sign him’.“I took him off after 75 minutes and he was growling at me for taking him off. I said, ‘I’m taking you off because I don’t want you to get injured – I’m going to sign you, if that’s okay’.”last_img read more


first_imgCounty star Darach O’Connor has expressed his delight with his Leaving Certificate results.Donegal county star Darach O’Connor has capped a memorable week by achieving great results in his Leaving Certificate examinations.O’Connor picked up his results earlier this morning along with classmates at Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana.The rising star was delighted with his results and showed he is as talented off the pitch as he is on it. It’s been a memorable week for O’Connor, who made his first championship appearance at Croke Park for Donegal on Saturday evening.He was sprung from the bench in the second-half and helped Donegal to a fantastic victory over Armagh.O’Connor expressed his delight at his results on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.Goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin tweeted his congratulations to star forward, he tweeted, “Well done to all the leaving certs 2day,enjoy the celebrations, congrats @jigger59 big marks for a wee man! #happydays Donegal selector John Duffy wrote on O’Connor’s Facebook timeline congratulating the young forward, “Congratulations on your results. I heard you did extremely well. A summer to remember!!!O’Connor can now look forward to Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin on August 31st before heading off to college in September.DONEGAL COUNTY STAR DELIGHTED WITH HIS LEAVING CERT RESULTS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Darach O’ConnordonegalLeaving Cert ResultsnewsSportlast_img read more

Home demolitions delayed for hearing

first_img The demolitions would be overseen and paid for by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most of the city’s homes – about 68 percent – were coded yellow, meaning they have structural damage but were judged to be sound. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – Under pressure from community activists, city officials agreed Wednesday not to begin demolishing thousands of hurricane-damaged homes before a court hearing next week. The agreement came hours after activists sued to stop plans to raze buildings without court hearings or owners’ consent. A hearing is set for Jan. 6 before a state judge. Last week, city officials announced their intention to start demolishing about 2,500 buildings that inspectors found to be dangerously unstable after they were flooded by Hurricane Katrina. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake City officials claim they have the authority to act without the approval of the owners or a court order because the structures pose an imminent threat to safety. But the plaintiffs said city officials are overstepping their authority and violating the law. Bill Quigley, a Loyola University School of Law professor and the plaintiffs’ lawyer, said Wednesday’s agreement suggests that city government might be inclined to “do the right thing for these people” and adopt a “fair, legal and constitutional” demolition process that takes the wishes of property owners into consideration. Brenda Breaux, a city government attorney, declined to discuss the dispute. The plaintiffs also charge that there were major flaws in the inspection process that determined which buildings are unsafe. In fact, several of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit contend that their buildings were mistakenly red-tagged for demolition. City officials say red stickers were placed on 5,534 buildings on New Orleans’ east bank. Greg Meffert, who oversees the city’s Department of Safety and Permits, said the plan was to inspect 3,000 of those buildings a second time to make sure they need to be brought down. last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, February 23.Breda RAYMONDThe death has occurred of Breda Raymond, Clonmany, Donegal / Malin, Donegal / Dublin. Removal from St. Colmcille Village Nursing Unit today Friday at 2pm to the Church of the Assumption, Booterstown Avenue, Co. Dublin for 8pm arrival (approximately). Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10am. Burial immediately afterwards in Shanganagh Cemetery, Co. Dublin.Annie MCCANNThe death has occurred of Annie McCann, Carrowmena, Lecamey, Donegal.Removal from her late home today, Friday, February 23rd, at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Ballinacrae followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm until 11am. Sarah Veronica MC MENAMINThe death has occurred of Sarah Veronica Mc Menamin, Tirhillion, Termon, Co. Donegal, February 22nd at Letterkenny University Hospital. Deeply regretted by her daughter Dearbhaile, son Cathair, (predeceased by her son Seán, R.I.P. 2013), brothers Hughie and John Gerard, sisters Mary Margaret, Carmel and Teresa, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Removal from Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny on Friday, February 23rd at 4pm going to the residence of her sister Mary and Francie Vaughan, Cratlagh, Milford. Funeral Mass on Sunday, February 25th at 11am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coole, Cranford. Burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. Family time from 11pm until 1pm and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital, c/o Sweeney Funeral Directors or any family member.Robin LINCOLNThe death has occurred of Robin Lincoln, Foyle View Point Estate, Quigley’s Point, Donegal.Reposing at his home. Removal today, Friday, to Greenbank Presbyterian Church, Quigleys Point for Service at 2pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Teresa CURRAN (née Devenney)The death has occurred of Teresa Curran (née Devenney), Balliness, Falcarragh, Donegal, formerly of Main Street, Falcarragh.Removal from The Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny took place yesterday to her late residence. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Finian’s Church, Falcarragh followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rosary both nights at 9pm. Family time from 10pm to 11am & on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Medical 2 Letterkenny University Hospital.Margaret BRENNANThe death has occurred of Margaret Brennan, Derryherk, Kinlough, Leitrim / formerly of Callan, Drumkeen, peacefully at The Rock Nursing Home, Ballyshannon. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Aidan’s Church, Kinlough today, Friday, at 11am followed by burial in St. Ninnidh’s Cemetery, Bundoran. House strictly private please.Eddie (Eddie Phil) BOYLEThe death has occurred of Eddie (Eddie Phil) Boyle, Leffin Bray, Dungloe, Donegal / Arranmore Island, Donegal.Reposing in McGlynn’s Funeral Home. Viewing today from 3pm with removal at 5.30pm to St. Columba’s Church, Acres for 6pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Belcruit Cemetery. House strictly private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Dungloe Patients Comfort Fund.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: February 23rd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Donegal students blast off at ESB Science Blast

first_imgSt Eunan’s Raphoe student, Elliot Slevin (Pictured), came together with hundreds of other primary school children at one of Ireland’s biggest science events last week. Taking place at ICC Belfast (Waterfront Hall) on June 5 and 6, ESB Science Blast hosted nearly 60 Key Stage 2 primary school classes who displayed their findings to puzzling questions they had investigated.ESB Science Blast, operated by the Royal Dublin Society, is one of the biggest science events on the island of Ireland with approximately 12,000 primary school students.  Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS, said: “We know that participation in ESB Science Blast is a huge boost for students’ ability and confidence in science and maths.“But we have also found that there are many other benefits too in areas of teamwork, communication and creative thinking,” he added.“This is our third year in Belfast but our first as ESB Science Blast and we have been delighted with all the work that the students have put into their investigations, with some great help from their teachers who are vital to the programme’s overall success.”With an underlying ethos of encouragement through whole-class participation, the constructive feedback received from judges who work across science, education and STEM industries gave primary school students the opportunity to engage with STEM professionals. In addition to showcasing their research, the children enjoyed educational science shows where they learned about their natural environment and how to dispose of waste, the science behind food and even received a tour of the solar system.Jerry O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive ESB spoke about the partnership with RDS and a shared commitment to promote STEM education and learningHe said: “Participation in events like ESB Science Blast helps to equip children with the crucial 21st-century skills, supporting them not only to become creative and innovative problem solvers but also active and engaged citizens, capable of making informed choices to tackle climate change and other global challenges.”Donegal students blast off at ESB Science Blast was last modified: June 10th, 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