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first_imgIn addition to that bronze medal in the 100 meters, De Grasse won silver in the 200 meters behind Bolt and bronze in the 4×100-meter relay as a member of the Canadian team. He has run the 100 meters in 10 seconds or less in a legal wind nine times in his career, including a personal best of 9.91 and has run as fast as 9.69 with a tailwind.Relays’ fans unfamiliar with De Grasse’s speed and athleticism can watch the star in action Friday evening as part of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. De Grasse is a member of ‘Team Clippers’ along with Jamie Foxx, Paul Pierce, Common, Bubba Watson and others.”Andre’s participation in the NBA All-Star weekend goes to show that the Drake Relays presented Hy-Vee draws the biggest celebrities in sports,” Boldon added.Boldon has scheduled De Grasse’s performance for the Saturday of Relays in front of a potential 53rd consecutive Saturday sellout at Drake Stadium. Starting Thursday, Feb. 15, fans can renew their single-session tickets for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. All-Session and All-American, Gold and Silver ticket packages are also available for purchase via DrakeTix.com or by calling 515-271-3647Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Andre De Grasse, a three-time Olympic medalist, is set to highlight the return of the invitational 100 meters to the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, announced Thursday, Feb. 15.De Grasse’s Blue Oval debut marks the first time an invitational 100 meters has been staged at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee since 2005.In 2016, De Grasse won three medals at the Rio Olympics, including bronze in the 100 meters behind Usain Bolt. With Bolt’s retirement, De Grasse is thought by many in the track and field community to be the heir apparent to the title ‘World’s Fastest Man.'”Andre is one of the biggest rising stars in international sports and it will be a thrill for our fans to see him compete against a world-class field,” Boldon said. “It’s the first time we’ve hosted an invitational 100 meters in 13 years and Andre will be the best short sprinter to come to the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee since Michael Johnson 20 years ago. The return of the invitational 100 meters will be an electrifying ten seconds.”Blake Boldon Feb. 15 Announcement” width=”640″>last_img read more

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MacGILL SUMMER SCHOOL: PÁDRAIG Mac LOCHLAINN’S SPEECH IN FULL

first_imgPadraig Mac Lochlainn TDSinn Féin Spokesperson for Justice and Equality, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, has outlined Sinn Féin’s vision for Government in a debate with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.Speaking during his presentation on the theme “A Visionary National Development Plan – The Most Fitting Monument To 1916?”; Mac Lochlainn said that a Sinn Féin led Government is needed to deliver new economic thinking, new ideas and an honest and coherent political approach.Here’s his speech in full: “Citizens deserve a Government with courage to act in the interests of citizens first and not EU elites, who will refuse to limit their policies to a shortlist of window dressing false promises which negatively impact and assault working people and communities through relentless austerity policies of stealth taxes and cuts to public services which are destroying the social fabric of Irish society – both rural and urban.“Ultimately, the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Governments recklessness led to a fundamental breakdown of trust in Irish politics and the political system.  The National Development Plan thought-up, in the Government of which Micheál Martin was a part, was ultimately short-sighted in its vision. It lacked real vision in terms of rural development, cross-border cooperation and development, and in helping to deliver for the needs of citizens across the island. This short-sightedness has only been compounded by Fine Gael/Labour. In 2011, the Irish people believed they were voting for something different, but got ‘more of the same’.“We need a Government who actually stand for something – and who will stand up for Ireland putting the interests of the citizens first rather than bankers and golden-elites. What the Irish people deserve is a Government who are anchored by core values which chime with the reality of people in the real world. We need a Government that stands for peace, social equality, economic prosperity and Irish unity. These are Sinn Féin’s core values to which we are deeply committed.”Mac Lochlainn also addressed the need for the Irish Government to work towards a united Ireland. “As an Irish republican and a Sinn Féin TD, I consider it to be my task and responsibility to actively work with others to unite communities and build a modern nation and persuade our unionist neighbours and every other citizen of the merits of a United Ireland and achieve the right of self-determination on the basis of consent. This is not merely for the sake of it, but because it is how we will strengthen our democratic future as a society.“We want a country which embraces those of a unionist persuasion and to be defined by new friendships, human dignity and a common purpose and for this to be both the starting point, and the cornerstone of any New Ireland and – of a real Republic where citizens’ democratic and constitutional rights and safeguards are in fact realised – as envisaged in the Proclamation of 1916. I believe it is the duty of the Irish Government to promote all-Ireland policies and strategies, benefiting all parts of the island – not only this State.“An Irish Government who will prepare politically, economically, socially and culturally for Irish unification, identifying the necessary steps and measures, including a Green Paper, which can assist a successful transition to re-unification. These are the exact things that Sinn Féin would do in Government to achieve real change and a new political and economic dispensation.” ENDSMacGILL SUMMER SCHOOL: PÁDRAIG Mac LOCHLAINN’S SPEECH IN FULL was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:MACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLPadraig Mac Lochlainn TDspeechlast_img read more

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