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Vere in Headley Cup final

first_imgFormer champions Vere Technical advanced to the 2016 Headley Cup final after easing past Munro College by nine wickets last Friday.Scores in the two-day semi-final match played at Vere were Munro 95 and 140; Vere Technical 215 and 21 for one.The Robert Turner-coached Vere Technical have been unbeaten all season and they continued their fine run with another magnificent display. The destroyers on Friday were spinners Romaine Jacobs, with five for 36, and Ryan Burnett, three for 36. Javon Francis (28), David Curtis (25) and Phillip Ebanks (20) were the main contributors for the Malvern-based Munro.Vere reached 165 for six in reply on the opening day. The second day was delayed by almost two hours due to overnight rain. However, when play was resumed, Vere added a further 50 runs for their last four wickets. Romario Allen made 51 and Javere Bryan 36.GOOD INNINGSKnowing that only an outright win was their only hope of advancing, Munro started their second innings on fire as they racked up 35 runs off the first five overs. However, when Vere introduced the spin attack of AndrÈ Stubbs and Burnett, it was a different affair. Stubbs had excellent figures of seven for 61 and Burnett three for 24 as Munro slipped to 140 all out and a 20-run overall lead. Vere easily got past the required runs.Turner is hoping to turn back defending champions St Elizabeth Technical when both teams meet in the three-day final starting tomorrow at the Jamalco Sports Club.”It’s a great feeling to be in the final as the boys have played very well all season, and we did not expect to win that easily as Munro have been scoring very high all season,” Turner said.He said Vere were very confident they could dethrone St Elizabeth.”We are looking forward to meeting St Elizabeth Technical as over the years, they have beaten us either at this stage or in the quarter-finals but this time around, we are confident that we can go all the way,” Turner said last Friday.last_img read more

AFC distances self from attack on Indian High Commissioner

first_imgPIO Conference in India…as Imran Khan disregards Joseph Harmon cautionEven after the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, had appealed to senior Government officials to refrain from making controversial statements on their social media platforms, the Director of Public Information, a senior member of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Imran Khan, continues to question the Indian Government’s intention over the invitation of Members of Parliament for the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday.The post about the Jamaican Attorney GeneralHis continued attack of the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, His Excellency Mr Venkatachalam Mahalingam, have resulted in the AFC distancing itself from his comments.“Mr Imran Khan’s post does not reflect the Alliance For Change position. We have extremely cordial relationship with the Indian Government and the Indian High Commissioner,” AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, has said.Ramjattan, in a telephone interview, said the AFC supports the remarks made by Harmon when he said the views are Khan’s personal views and the Government can only appeal to its senior officials to refrain from making controversial statements.Khan on Wednesday posted a comment on his Facebook page, questioning whether the Indian High Commission in Guyana was interfering in this country’s internal affairs and was attempting to engage in destabilisation of the coalition Government.His statement was in relation to the recently concluded Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday, which was attended by a 23-member Guyanese delegation upon the invitation of the Indian Government. The delegation, the largest at the conference, comprised 17 Opposition and three Government parliamentarians, as well as three Mayors – all of Indian heritage.The Indian High Commissioner’s response to the post about the Jamaican Attorney GeneralThe DPI Director, in his post, has asked whether the Indian High Commission had deliberately invited only three Government backbenchers, and had specifically ignored Government ministers of Indian heritage.He then tagged the Indian High Commissioner in his post, forcing a response, in which it was explained that the top hierarchy of both the Indian and Guyana Governments are aware that the invitations were for 23 Members of Parliament and three mayors of Indian origin who are not ministers.Meanwhile, on Friday, Minister Harmon further outlined that the invitations from the Indian Government were to Members of Parliament, and the respective Chief Whips on both the Government and Opposition sides had engaged the High Commission on the selection process of who would attend the conference.However, the DPI had continued on by posting a photo of Opposition Parliamentarian Nigel Dharamlall with Jamaican Attorney General Marlene Malahoo-Forte with the caption, “Arlene Malahoo-Forte is Attorney General and an elected member of the Jamaica Parliament and a ranking member of Cabinet. She was invited to and attended the Persons of Indian Origin Parliamentarians Conference in New Delhi, India. No Minister from Guyana was invited. Only non-minister MPs were invited from Guyana. Why the double standard Mahalingam Venkatachalam?” again tagging the High Commissioner.Again, the High Commissioner engaged Khan, and patiently explained that as far as the Indian Government knows, Malahoo-Forte is Attorney General of Jamaica and is an elected MP of Jamaica. He further explained that she was invited since she was not a minister, unlike in the case of Guyana, where the Attorney General also holds the post of Minister of Legal Affairs.Khan’s latest post questioned whether the Indian Government would have “even fathomed inviting non-Ministerial MPs ONLY to the Persons of Indian Origin Parliamentarians Conference had the PPP been in government here in Guyana, and/or the UNC been in government in Trinidad and Tobago?”Minister Harmon has said this matter is engaging the attention of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who has direct responsibility for the Department of Public Information. Prime Minister Nagamootoo is yet to publicly address the issue, and efforts to contact him have all proved futile.last_img read more

Salah mania prompts ‘I’ll be Muslim too’ Liverpool chant

first_imgAnd in the streets of the Portuguese city in midweek the travelling Liverpool fans struck up a new chant to the tune of 90s hit ‘Good Enough’ by Dodgy with the line: “If he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too!”“This is the first time I’ve seen such an exuberant, overt, positive appreciation that includes religion,” Piara Powar, Executive Director of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) told the Washington Post.The African player of the year is a devout Muslim and often celebrates his goals by kneeling in prayer.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Top of the charts: Mohamed Salah has inspired a new chant on Liverpool’s Kop © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPALONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 17 – So good has been Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s start to life at Anfield, fans are singing about converting to Islam in honour of their new idol.Salah became the second fastest Liverpool player to reach 30 goals in a season with a balletic finish in just his 36th appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League rout of Porto.last_img read more

Pochettino says Spurs years ahead of schedule

first_imgBut Pochettino, targeting Champions League qualification for a third straight year, said his approach would not change as he strives to take the club to the next level and win silverware after a barren decade.Spurs are two points clear of Chelsea, with four games remaining. Antonio Conte’s side, who have won three successive league matches, have three games left.“Tottenham needed when we arrived here to have a clear idea about discipline, rules, principles, a project to develop, to use young players, and that was how we created this project all together,” he said.“Whether it is me or another, that is the right project to keep pushing, don’t be disappointed if we still don’t win a trophy, the expectation always is massive.“We are victims of our own success because we are ahead in our project. I remind you that in my first meeting with (chairman) Daniel Levy and (owner) Joe Lewis, the target was to arrive in the new stadium in four years and to create a team to have the possibility to fight for the top four and the second year to play Champions League.”Pochettino, whose club will move into their new stadium next season, raised eyebrows following the defeat to Jose Mourinho’s United by saying the project at Spurs will go on “with me or another”.The Argentine still has three years to run on his contract and was coy about whether a new deal is in the offing.“Am I going to sign? It’s a question for Daniel,” he said. “I am not (Arsene) Wenger or (Alex) Ferguson who decides about their own future. I decide only about the starting XI in this football club. That is up to Daniel, does he want to offer or not?“I am a person who is never going to ask to improve my salary or extend my contract or anything like this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a top-four place in the Premier League © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 30 – Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are victims of their own success as they scramble to finish in the top four of the Premier League ahead of deposed champions Chelsea.Fourth-placed Spurs, who host Watford on Monday, have stumbled in the league in recent weeks and crashed to their eighth successive FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United last week.last_img read more

Hodgson confirms England get-together in January

first_img England boss Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson will host a get-together for England’s players in January to plan their campaign for 2015.The Three Lions’ next fixture is not until March 27, when Lithuania visit Wembley in a European Championship qualifier, but Hodgson believes it is important to have time with his squad before then to maintain the momentum built in the early part of their campaign.Hodgson, who has overseen four wins from four in Group E, said: “I enjoy working with the team enormously and therefore when my time with them comes to an end I always miss the players, the training, the work on the field.“But luckily we have all agreed we are going to get together at the end of January so we can at least have some chance to review the games we have played and to think a little bit about what’s going to be important for us going forward in 2015.“We can have a dinner together at least and make certain we send the players back early to their clubs because unfortunately my time with them won’t begin again until March.”Hodgson also paid tribute to Wayne Rooney’s influence since he has been appointed England captain, and the growing value of the younger players to the squad. Rooney, 29, now has 101 caps to his name and is closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record of 49 – he is only three behind.“Wayne had to step into big shoes and he has done that exceptionally well,” added Hodgson.“He’s the only one with a large number of caps but luckily we have a guy like James Milner who is an unsung hero for me who has 51 caps and then people like Gary Cahill, Leighton Baines, Joe Hart and Phil Jagielka up in the 30s and 40s playing a bigger and bigger role.” 1last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO GET ITS FIRST INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

first_imgLetterkenny is to get its first ever indoor festive Christmas market!The market is presented by the town team in partnership with the Courtyard Shopping Centre and will run over three weekends in the build up to Christmas.Bring the family along to experience hand crafted, personalised, contemporary visual art, wood, glass, slate gift ideas from over thirty local providers . The market opens on the 28th November at 2pm the same day the Christmas lights will bewitched on by a mystery guest at Market Square.To compliment the amazing sights of the many talented exhibitors in the Market, we have sourced some fabulous Christmas sounds to enjoy while you potter through the beautifully decorated shopping mall.The live performances will cater for what ever your taste in music. Starting with our very own Highland radio.Gary Gamble will broadcasting live from the market @ 130pm. This is followed by the Christmas sounds of the Loreto convent Choir, and to top off this all off on the first day of the market we will have the legendary Andrew Monk performing classic hits from the repertoire of Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra. Andrew will also be appearing at the market on Saturday the 29th of November & Saturday the 13th of December.The tunes don’t stop there. The team have gone to great lengths to provide the best music around the North-west, The Christmas sounds will also be performed by Paul Quigley, Hanna Mc Cusker, Ciara O’ Neill, Mullroy College choir, Maria Mc Cormick, Mind your Quavers, Karen Kelly, Errigal Singers, Letterkenny Junior choir, Donegal Chamber Orchestra and the Colmcille Gospel choir. The six days of the markets over three weekends will have performances on each of the days.( Full details of the performances are on all promotional material and on our Facebook page “Heart LK”)No market would be complete without the smells and tastes of Christmas and the festive market has beautiful seasonal home-baking fare on offer. If muffins, jams, chutneys, breads, sweets,cakes, ice-cream Yule logs and hot chocolate are your thing, then a visit to the market is a must.Also available for the younger visitors to the market will be face-painting and story telling free of charge.(selected times)Santa’s grotto is also set up at the festive fair, where there is an opportunity to have your photo taken with the man himself Father Christmas (a charge of €10 will apply plus an extra charge of €1 for every additional child).Everyone is invited and welcome to join us on the three weekends ( Fridays 2 till 8pm, Saturdays (starting at noon) commencing on Friday the 28th of November and running till Saturday the 13th of December. Shop Local for unique gifts this Christmas on Letterkenny.You won’t need Rudolph or his red nose to find our festive market, just follow the sights, sounds and the new lights to our town centre Christmas MarketLETTERKENNY TO GET ITS FIRST INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Christmas Indoor MarketCourtyard Shopping Centredonegaltown teamlast_img read more

PAT THE COPE WELCOMES EC APPROVAL FOR GRANTS TO DONEGAL COMPANIES

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher MEP is pictured with the EU Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin AlmuniaIreland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has reacted to the decision by the European Commission to publish new guidelines on how EU Member States can grant investment aid to companies in order to support economic development in peripheral regions across the EU including Donegal.The new guidelines were published this week following a decision by the College of EU Commissioners.Pat the Cope described the new guidelines as “a vast improvement on the original proposal put forward by the Commission”. The Donegal MEP stated that “there was great concern, within the Irish Government and the various State agencies responsible for attracting new investment into Ireland including Údarás na Gaeltachta and the BMW Regional Assembly, when the Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia first published his draft document. As a result, I requested an urgent meeting with the Commissioner in March to discuss his ideas.”“He originally wanted to prohibit aid to large companies in so called “c” regions which would have essentially prevented the Irish Government from providing incentives to companies interested in setting up new businesses throughout Ireland. This would have serious consequences for Ireland as often new facilities or plants established would be part of a larger international company with more than 250 people employed.“This situation was untenable due to the current economic climate and I was also familiar with several Irish based companies which may not have established bases without the help of investment aid. Furthermore, investment aid is still very much needed in Ireland to address deep rooted regional problems such as geographical remoteness, poor connectivity and infrastructure.Mr. Gallagher stated today that “the final proposal represents significant progress from the initial proposal by the Commission to restrict aid to large enterprises across “c” regions. The compromise agreed by the Commission will allow Member States to provide investment aid to large enterprises for new economic activities and diversification of existing enterprises into new products or new process innovation.” Mr. Gallagher concluded: “I would also like to pay tribute to the Irish Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn for her efforts to ensure the continuation of investment aid for companies in Ireland.” PAT THE COPE WELCOMES EC APPROVAL FOR GRANTS TO DONEGAL COMPANIES was last modified: June 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:PAT THE COPE WELCOMES EC APPROVAL FOR GRANTS TO DONEGAL COMPANIESlast_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT ONLY ONE OF EIGHT TO GET BURSARY TO TRINITY

first_imgA Donegal student has been named as only one of eight in the entire country to receive a bursary to Trinity College in Dublin. Roisin and her proud mum.Mulroy College student Roisin Boyce was awarded the Ernest Walton STEM Bursary for the prestigious college this week.Roisin, pictured here with her mother Suzanne,  will now be studying Physiotherapy for the next number of years. This highly sought after award is part of the Department of Education and Skills Third Level Bursary Scheme.Eight bursaries are awarded on a regional basis (two each in Dublin, rest of Leinster, Munster, Connaught/Ulster) to students from DEIS schools who pursue courses at third level in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).As one of only eight successful students in the country Roisin will receive financial and academic supports during her studies at Trininty College.Principal Ms Fiona Temple stated “We are very proud of Roisin and congratulate her for this wonderful and richly deserved achievement. Roisin worked very hard throughout her time in Mulroy College and I have no doubt her success in will continue in Trinity College.”   DONEGAL STUDENT ONLY ONE OF EIGHT TO GET BURSARY TO TRINITY was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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

RURAL IRELAND NEEDS FOCUS FOR JOB CREATION – McHUGH

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughDONEGAL TD Joe McHugh, has said that the State needs to focus on identifying and exploiting job creation and investment opportunities in rural Ireland.Deputy McHugh was speaking following the launch by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, of the third annual Action Plan for Jobs.“We are all aware of the challenges facing rural areas in Ireland in attracting investment and jobs, both from foreign companies but also from within Irish companies,” Deputy McHugh said. “I have been working very closely with my Fine Gael colleagues in Cabinet to address the challenge of attracting jobs and investment into rural areas.“I spoke to Minister Bruton last night on the development of investment and industry in rural areas. I highlighted to him the challenges that we face in creating the appropriate environment in order to attract investment from overseas companies, but also about the importance of using the existing structures and locations in the regions to increase jobs and local growth.“In reply to a Parliamentary Question I submitted to the Minister last month, 618 additional jobs have been created in IDA client companies in my own county of Donegal since 2011.“Minister Bruton has outlined that IDA Ireland has confirmed that in order to boost regional development and win new business, they have proposed to build new facilities in Letterkenny, Waterford, and Athlone. These locations have been chosen on the basis of projected opportunities, for which IDA Ireland are competing at present. I welcome the fact that starting and developing agri-fod and marine SMEs is one of the priorities of APJ 2014. “I have invited Minister Bruton to Donegal to review these facilities and structures, as well as existing businesses and to help highlight and identify the opportunities that are already in place to encourage growth in both jobs and industry in rural areas.“I want to acknowledge the positive work both Minister Bruton and the IDA are doing to promote Ireland as a positive place for business and I welcome the ongoing support from both in confronting the challenges facing rural areas around Ireland.” RURAL IRELAND NEEDS FOCUS FOR JOB CREATION – McHUGH was last modified: February 28th, 2014 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:Job creationjoe mchugh tdlast_img read more

FITNESS CLASSES WITH CHARLIE BYRNE IN MALIN GAA CENTRE EVERY WEEK

first_imgMalin GAA News:ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONEMalin beat St. Michael’s at the weekend on a scoreline of Malin 1-20 St. Michael’s 0-16, Unfortunately Four Masters also secured victory at the weekend which means Malin are relegated and will be playing in Division 2 next year. They have one remaining match in Division 1 away to Kilcar.OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONWell done to all participants on last week’s weight loss. The weekly meetings and information sessions are held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, with weekly walking sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 11.30am, meeting at Malin Parish Hall. This is part of the health and well-being initiative of the club’s and is completely FREE. For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan 0863966016. UNDERAGE LADIESTraining for the under 12 girls and under 14 girls is on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Bring €2, water, gumshields, boots and runners. New members welcome. Under 8 and 10 training has also started back up again every Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.00pm – bring football boots and runners.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €700. The numbers drawn were 1-5-6-3-2-7-4  and the €50 winner was Jim Quigley, Malin Head with the €20 sellers prize going to Seamus Doherty, Middletown,Malin Head . Next weeks jackpot is €750.JIVING LESSONSFollowing on from our hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing (DVD’s still available) the club are delighted to announce that Jiving Lessons will be starting upstairs in the Clubhouse from Monday 2nd November 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for 6 weeks every Monday at €5/person. What a great way to get active and just in time for the Christmas Party Season. SAVE THE DATE(s)There is a change of date for the annual Know Your Parish Quiz, it will now be on Saturday the 7th of November, keep this date in your diary for local townland bragging rights. This years dinner dance will be held on Saturday the 30th of January.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice. Malin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactMalin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be required for some of the positions on offer.If interested please contact Get Fit With CharlieFitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level.FITNESS CLASSES WITH CHARLIE BYRNE IN MALIN GAA CENTRE EVERY WEEK was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more