Udaras retains enterprise role, but board will no longer be elected

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – June 3, 2011 Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Udaras retains enterprise role, but board will no longer be elected Pinterest Udaras na Gaeltachta is to retain its enterprise functions, but budgets are being cut, and the direct election of the board will end.Speaking ahead of the Publication of the Gaeltacht Bill, Junior Minister Dinny Mc Ginley said that contrary to speculation, the Udaras will retain its enterprise function.However, he said the new bill will provide closer ties between Udaras and other agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, and include a provision whereby the minister can direct the board to focus its limited resources towards specific enterprise sectors.Speaking to Highland Radio News a short time ago, Minister Mc GInley confirmed that the number on the board will be cut, and the next board will be nominated rather than elected……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/dinnudaras.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Previous articleFunding confirmed for Swilly Ferry – DonagheyNext articleGovernment to introduce bill which will change Gaeltacht identification News Highland Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

A leg up: Like Rowan and Dove before her, it’s Tee Ladouceur’s turn to run Syracuse’s offense

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Last season, Tee Ladouceur scored 43 goals and had 48 assists. Her assist mark was first on the team. The 43 goals were third on the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team, behind only Christina Dove. And Ladouceur, a senior SU attack, did it all on one good knee. She said she tore her meniscus and had microfractures and bone chips in her knee and femur. ‘It was frustrating sometimes,’ Ladouceur said, ‘but in games I think the adrenaline kind of kicked in enough to help me be able to play at my best.’ Now Dove is gone. And in the cycle of recent great SU attack, Ladouceur is expected to be next. With Dove — who took over for 2009 leading scorer Katie Rowan — departed, there is a void in the lineup. One fellow attack Michelle Tumolo believes Ladouceur can fill. Even with her gimpy knees.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘She’s coming off a (knee) injury, as everyone knows, and she’s just hyped to get back on the field,’ Tumolo said. ‘She just has a great mentality and game sense, and she’s awesome at scoring goals. So I feel like she’s going to be No. 1 in the nation in scoring and assists.’ Ladouceur feels the increased expectations. After last season’s NCAA tournament semifinal loss, the Orange is eager for more. And Ladouceur is the player who has to start it all. Head coach Gary Gait knows Ladouceur has the ability to improve from last season, when she was first in the nation in assists. Especially if her knee holds up. ‘We’re expecting her to do what she did last year,’ Gait said. ‘And that was being an all-around offensive player and scoring when she gets the opportunity. So we’re expecting her to continue to do that, step up her leadership role a little bit, kind of take charge on the offense, get some of our younger players involved and get them contributing.’ But if the senior is to make any waves this season, that troubled knee may be the key. Ladouceur had surgery over the summer on it after playing last season in pain. Yet it still is not 100 percent. ‘She played last year,’ Tumolo said. ‘Hurt her the whole time. She played through it, went to the doctor’s, and they said she had, like, all these fractures in her knee. Everything basically in her knee. She basically needs a knee replacement. ‘That’s what she told me. She’s like, ‘I basically need a knee replacement at the age of 21.’ But she’s still playing through it. It’s her last year. Never complains.’ Yet despite the knee injury, despite the brace and despite missing significant playing time in fall ball, Ladouceur is still expected to be the leader of the SU attack after her increased offensive role last season. And despite her numbers, she remains humble. She knows who has come before her. Ladouceur will look to become the third player in three years to lead the Orange attack. ‘Those are two very, very great players,’ Ladouceur said of Dove and Rowan. ‘Two of the best players I’ve ever played with.’ And though Ladouceur will be relied upon for much of the scoring output, not every expectation is on her and her knee. Tumolo is coming off of a record season herself. Last year she had the highest single-season totals in points and assists for a freshman in program history. Fellow attack Alyssa Murray, a freshman, is also expected to help out on the offensive end. And then there’s goalkeeper Liz Hogan, who was just chosen as the Big East Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The Orange is ranked No. 5 in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll. ‘I think you’re going to see more of a spread-out offense,’ Gait said. ‘Multiple scorers, as opposed to having Katie Rowan or Christina Dove — one or two players — to deal with pretty much all the scoring. So it will be a different look this year.’ But Ladouceur is still the senior. She’s still the leader. She knows that in addition to stepping up her game, she must also display a leadership role for a team with eight freshmen and 11 sophomores. Tumolo said the way Ladouceur works with her teammates is what makes her valuable to the Orange. ‘Me and her work really well together, so that’s a plus,’ Tumolo said. ‘She just sees everyone on the field. It’s not just me and her. She sees every single person. ‘That’s why she’s one of the best assisters in the nation. She’s just great. She’s great to have on the field, and she’s a positive energy.’ Yet it wasn’t so long ago that Ladouceur was channeling that positive energy for a different team. She came to Syracuse as a sophomore transfer following a freshman season at Albany in which she scored 32 goals in only 11 games. In her first season at Syracuse, Rowan was SU’s leader at attack. Then last year, it was Dove. Now Ladouceur is that senior. She is likely to claim the perch on SU’s legacy of outstanding attack. And she knows it. ‘This year I’m going to have to have an even bigger role, so it’s sort of a good feeling,’ Ladouceur said. ‘But I’m a little nervous at the same time and excited. I’m a senior, I’m ready to make things happen and hopefully get a national championship out of it.’ Gait and Tumolo continually praise Ladouceur’s hard work and commitment to the team despite her injury. They mention her willingness to continue to play hard. Her ability to make plays happen on the field. Tumolo knows Ladouceur and the team have big shoes to fill. Someone must step up. And Tumolo thinks Ladouceur has the ability to be that person. ‘I think Tee looks awesome coming off a couple injuries,’ Tumolo said. ‘I said it to her as soon as we were practicing for the first time together again. It’s just great to have her back on the field. ‘She’s a great threat, and the other teams are definitely going to have to look out for her.’ [email protected]center_img Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected]last_img read more

Charter cable plans to carry Dodgers after Time Warner deal; no timetable set

first_imgNo timetable has been set for the Dodgers’ SportsNet L.A. channel being made available to some 300,000 Charter Communication cable subscribers in Southern California as promised after Tuesday’s announcement of Charter’s intent to take over Time Warner Cable in a $55.3 billion deal.TWC spokesman Andrew Fegyversei said: “Charter is committed to carrying SportsNet LA as soon as possible. We’re excited for Charter customers to enjoy the network’s games and in-depth programming.”A Charter spokesman added that the company “expects to launch the Dodgers network to its customers in LA in the coming weeks.”Most of Charter’s customers in Southern California live in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, and Burbank, with some in Long Beach and Malibu areas. That is only about 15 percent of the two million TWC cable customers already in this region. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Tom Rutledge, the Charter Communications chief executive who will be in charge of the new organization if it passes government approval, was vague in telling the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday morning that “we are going to get the Dodgers on … we want the Dodgers on every outlet and we are committed to making that happen.”Up to this point, Charter has stood in unison with a group that included DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Cox, Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-verse, adamantly resisting the reported $5-per-subscriber monthly fee involved in carrying the Dodgers-owned channel, which is being distributed by Time Warner Cable Sports.DirecTV remains the lynchpin in the process of whether the channel eventually receives acceptance to competing dish and cable systems other than Time Warner Cable, which has agreed to carry SportsNet L.A. since its launch in February, 2014.Time Warner Cable was recently thwarted in an attempt to merge with Comcast Communications. The Charter merger with TWC is not expected to be completed until the end of this year, according to reports.DirectTV remains in negotiations with a merger plan involving AT&T that, if completed, would likely lead to that company reopening talks with TWC on the SportsNet L.A. carriage, but will not guarantee its advancement. The government is expected to approve that DirecTV-AT&T merger in the coming months.last_img read more