We want more – STGC principal

first_img JC A TOUGH TEAM Principal Margaret Campbell believes her St George’s College (STGC) school spirit will soar even higher following that institution’s emphatic ISSA/Flow Super Cup 4-0 beating of Jamaica College (JC) inside the National Stadium, last Saturday. STGC pocketed $1,000,000, JC took home $375,000 for second place, while Wolmer’s Boys finished third after beating St Jago 2-1. 17-year-old Alex Marshall, STGC’s influential striker, was named the Golden Boot winner for his six goals. Following Saturday’s massive final, which saw the Corporate Area kingpins settle at one Super Cup each, STGC’s jubilant principal is eying “more titles and more success.” “This year when our theme is ‘STGC good and true, fanning the flames of the white and blue’, this just brings everybody together. It’s just wonderful to win, and the million dollars of course is wonderful,” Campbell joked. “I have to say our coach Neville Bell is wonderful, but in addition to that, I think because we are now expected to be winning in football the students that choose us choose because of football. “I believe in excellence, win or lose, I am proud of my boys but it’s always good to win, so it would be good to win all four titles. It would do a lot for us in terms of school spirit, support for us and support from our old boys,” the principal told The Gleaner. She added: “JC were not a walk over, they’re a tough team to beat.” “Absolutely, big celebrations for us next week, just a school thing for now until we figure out what we are going to do,” she outlined. Saturday’s final was a vintage performance from Alex Marshall who scored two and played a part in all four goals. Gregory Messam Jr dispatched a fifth-minute penalty after Marshall was dragged down in the penalty box. Marshall then finished off an exquisite strike from captain Shevon Stewart in minute 14. The irrepressible number 11 returned to torment JC in the second half, with his frustrated man-marker Ajeanie Talbott getting his second yellow card for a foul 24 yards out. Former JC player Ronaldo Watson caressed home the free kick in minute 53, while Marshall polished off his superb brace in the 58th minute. “It was always difficult against Stewart and Marshall we applied a man-marker against Marshall, he found space and anytime he got a look on goal it’s a goal. St George’s and Jamaica College is always a tough rivalry, hats off to St George’s, they were the better team, they were decisive in front of goal,” said JC Coach Miguel Coley. – Shayne Fairmanlast_img read more

Alyssa proud to see Kiefer thrive in PBA

first_imgRavena is averaging 19.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals in his two games for the Road Warriors, while Valdez has made her Taiwanese club competitive before preparing to take her act back home next year with Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League.“We’re just really happy for each other. We hope that the blessings continue to flow. The challenges will always be there and I hope we overcome those together,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES “We’re all proud of Kiefer,” she said after Ravena led the Road Warriors to a 115-104 win over the GlobalPort Batang Pier on Monday.“I’m excited for him because I know that he’s waited to play in the PBA for so long, so we’re just really happy. He’s really working hard to be consistent on his performance in the PBA and Kief is very focused on what he wants to accomplish,” Valdez said. “He did so well and I’m excited on what he still can show in the coming games and in his PBA career. We’re just gonna be here to support him in his dream here in the PBA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ravena relieved to just play vs Pringle with Romeo still out for GlobalPort 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Alyssa Valdez couldn’t be more proud her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena, who is off to a torrid start in his PBA career.Valdez, the volleyball superstar, shared that she’s happy to see Ravena thrive in this new endeavor.ADVERTISEMENT .@ThirdyRavenaaa and @AlyssaValdez2 came here at the Philippine Arena to support @kieferravena this Christmas Day. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/6yFn8YPErB— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) December 25, 2017center_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It also helps that the two can draw inspiration from one another, with both of them entering new chapters in their respective careers.Valdez has taken her talents overseas, playing for Attack Line in the Taiwan Volleyball League.“As of now, we’re really focusing on both of our careers. Kiefer is really doing a good job, and I hope I do the same in the countries that I might go to,” she said.And so far, the two have had nothing but good things coming their way.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th US Open final

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A year ago, Williams missed the U.S. Open because she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia, during the tournament. She then dealt with complications related to blood clots.The American returned to the tour in February and to Grand Slam action at the French Open in May, when she had to withdraw from the field with an injured chest muscle. At her second major back, Wimbledon, she was the runner-up.Now comes a chance to take a title and become, a few weeks shy of turning 37, the oldest woman to win a Slam in singles.“It’s honestly really incredible. A year ago, I was fighting for, literally, my life at the hospital after I had the baby,” Williams said, her voice wavering. “So every day I step out on this court, I am so grateful that I have an opportunity to play this sport, you know? So no matter what happens in any match — semis, finals — I just feel like I’ve already won.”On Saturday, Williams will face 2017 runner-up Madison Keys, the No. 14 seed, or 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan, who were scheduled to play each other in the second semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Neither Keys, who is 23, nor Osaka, 20, has won a Grand Slam title.Sevastova was participating in a major semi for the first time at age 28. While she began the evening well enough in Arthur Ashe Stadium by turning in two error-free games for a quick 2-0 lead, that all soon changed.The roof was closed hours earlier because of a forecast calling for rain and strong wind, and so the screams and applause reverberated through the place whenever spectators roared for Williams, during the pre-match introductions, when she stepped to the baseline to serve in the opening game, and then after nearly every point she won.And there were plenty of those.Total winners? Williams led 31-10 in that category. And Sevastova’s penchant for drop shots did not pay off: She lost three points in the first set alone with miscues that landed on the wrong side of the net.“She got a little bit lucky, I think, on some breaks in the first set. Then she started feeling better. When she’s in front, it’s tough to play,” said Sevastova, who retired from tennis in 2013, then returned to the tour in 2015. “She stayed focused in the second set.”The key for Williams, really, was something of a new wrinkle: moving forward as much as possible.Sevastova changes speeds and angles a lot, which helped her eliminate defending champion Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals. In order to avoid too many lengthy exchanges from the baseline, Williams and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, thought it made more sense to press Sevastova.It worked. And how.Williams won 24 of the 28 points when she went to the net. Add that to her usual powerful baseline game and always superb serve, which reached 120 mph (194 kph), and this really was no contest at all. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal.For all of six minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “To come this far, so fast,” Williams told the fans afterward, “I’m just beginning, you guys.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garnett sues accountant over $77M lost to wealth manager That’s how long it took her to drop the opening two games. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0 and reach her ninth final at Flushing Meadows and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments.“I’ve been working hard on my volleys. I have won a few doubles championships, so I know how to volley,” Williams said with a laugh, before adding this punch line: “I just usually come in only to shake hands.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With one more victory, Williams will earn her seventh U.S. Open championship and her 24th major singles trophy, equaling Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Williams already owns the mark for the most in the half-century professional era; Court won some of hers against amateur competition.Williams had lost in the semifinals in her previous two trips to New York — against Roberta Vinci in 2015 while bidding for a calendar-year Grand Slam, and against Karolina Pliskova in 2016. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Regional municipality may be the answer to Fair Share contention amid budget concerns, says MLA Pimm

first_img“I know there’s some folks that are dead-set opposed to the regional municipality concept – I’m not one who’s opposed to it,” MLA Pimm goes on to say. “I think it holds a lot of merit. I believe that the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is a pretty darn good model to look at and if that discussion moved forward, and we could figure out ways that the rural communities could benefit as much as urban communities in the region could benefit – I think there’s a formula that could workable out there.”“Especially [as it] seems like North Peace and South Peace seem to have a little fracture right now – maybe it’s time to have that discussion.”In the meantime, Fort St. John and Taylor continue to discuss with the oil and gas industry the region’s ability to accommodate their growing workforce and families, and the two communities insist those efforts are now being jeopardized by the province. Mayor Fraser asks if they’re prepared to tear up our existing MOU, whose agreement is safe?As reported previously, the Mayors of Taylor and Fort St. John sent a letter to the Premier last week asking her to halt the initiative.Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman argued it is counterproductive to the best interests of all parties concerned at a time when the focus should be on development of municipal infrastructure to support Site C and LNG development in the region.- Advertisement -Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm – walking a tight-rope between the government that he’s part of and the constituents he represents – says both sides have some valid arguments, but raised one that goes to local government budgeting – which he believes has fallen short of the exposure it deserves.“If the province wants to take the agreement back to the 2013 numbers, that means all the budgeting that’s been done to this date has to be re-done,” explains MLA Pimm. “That’ll mean Fort St. John will have to cut about $3 million, I think, out of this year’s budget. We’re in an unfortunate position up here in fact that our industry is not within the boundaries of the communities.”MLA Pimm adds, “I don’t think Quesnel, for example, would be very happy if all of the sudden they had to take a $3 million cut from their industry that they have within their boundary.”Advertisement That pushes forward again, the regional municipality model as a possible long term solution.At issue is what MLA Pimm has described as an apparent fracture between north and south municipal jurisdictions in the Peace River Regional DistrictAgain we note, under terms of the current 15-year Fair Share deal signed in 2005, the province gives eight Peace jurisdictions some oil and gas sector revenues in lieu of property taxes on facilities located outside their tax boundaries.The problem now is the province believes it will pay too much over the final five years of the deal and it is trying to break it and renegotiate a new one. Two communities in his constituency – Fort St. John and Taylor – are leading the opposition to such unilateral action. While conceding it also lacks local unanimity, Pimm agrees the regional municipality model could be away around the controversy.Advertisementlast_img read more

School District 60 seeks to reapply for new school deposits to be waived

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River North school board says that the denial by the city of Fort St. John to waive building permit fees and deposits for the construction of the new Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray Community School was due to a misunderstanding, and that it will be seeking to continue discussions.At the Fort St. John city council meeting on July 25th, council rejected an application letter by School District 60 Secretary-Treasurer Doug Boyd to waive the $1,012,107 in building permit fees and deposits to build the new K-6 school. Of that total amount, just under $855,000 consisted of deposits for things like paving, landscaping, and waterworks which would be refunded to the school board upon completion of the school. Councillor Byron Stewart noted that the report included an alternative recommendation to waive the requirement to pay just the refundable deposits. Stewart asked if it was necessary to charge these deposits as it was deemed quite a certainty that the school will be built. Councillor Bolin expressed concern that waiving the refundable deposits would set precedents for future developments.At last night’s school board meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Boyd explained that the board would reapply with the city on the basis that the decision to waive the fees would not be precedent-setting, as the school board is a government agency and not a private developer. Boyd explained that there could be some general misinformation about how school districts are funded, particularly when it comes to funding for new schools. School districts don’t actually receive the funds in a lump sum, but rather get “just in time” funding for projects.- Advertisement -Boyd is hopeful that the city will be open to renegotiating a deal that will be beneficial to both parties.last_img read more

Arsenal silence Napoli to put one foot in Europa semis

first_imgRamsey opened the scoring with a cool finish to cap a flowing move and the Gunners were further ahead before half-time when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly deflected Lucas Torreira’s shot into his own net.Arsenal couldn’t add to the lead after the break, but they had done enough to put themselves in pole position ahead of the second leg in Naples on April 18.It was a much-needed success for Emery, who this week called on his players to embrace the pressure of regaining their Champions League status after two successive seasons out of Europe’s elite club competition.With Arsenal sitting fifth in the Premier League after Sunday’s damaging defeat at Everton, the Gunners can no longer rely on their domestic fortunes to qualify for the Champions League.That gives the Europa League extra importance, underlining why Emery had played strong line-ups in the tournament all season to keep the option of reaching the Champions League by lifting the trophy.Having won the Europa League three times during his tenure as Sevilla boss, Emery knows the value of a first leg lead and he sent out an attacking line-up featuring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil.Emery’s men were quickly on the front foot and Koulibaly showed why he is a target for Manchester United with a two brave blocks to stop shots from Aaron Ramsey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Despite Koulibaly’s best efforts, Arsenal needed just 15 minutes to take the lead.A stylish move carved Napoli open as Ramsey and Ozil exchange passes in midfield before Lacazette fed Maitland-Niles.Ramsey had continued his run into the Napoli area and the Wales midfielder met Maitland-Niles’ pass with a composed close-range finish for his sixth goal of the season.It was the perfect way for Ramsey to announce himself to an Italian audience ahead of his close-season move to Juventus.– Smooth transition –Torreira is one of the midfielders who will take over from Ramsey and the Uruguayan showed why that should be a smooth transition as he helped double Arsenal’s advantage in the 25th minute.Tigerishly dispossessing Fabian Ruiz inside the Napoli half, Torreira accelerated towards the penalty area, cleverly checked back to open up more space and drilled a low shot that took a hefty deflection off Koulibaly as it looped into the net.Napoli are trailing a distant second in Serie A behind Juventus and had endured disappointing results in their previous two games.The lack of cohesion and confidence in his team made it a far different experience for Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti than his last visit to the Emirates in 2017, which ended in a 5-1 Champions League victory with Bayern Munich.Napoli keeper Alex Meret was at full-stretch to keep out Aubameyang’s long-range blast as Arsenal threatened to embarrass the Italians.Without a win in seven visits to England, Napoli’s hopes of ending that barren run dwindled even further when Lorenzo Insigne blazed over from close range.Napoli tried to rally after the interval, but Koulibaly’s header was tipped over by Petr Cech, while Piotr Zielinski blew their best chance when he missed the target with only the keeper to beat.Arsenal remained dangerous and it took a good save from Meret to deny Ramsey before Maitland-Niles was also frustrated by the over-worked Napoli keeper.Ramsey should have put the result beyond doubt when he shot over in the closing stages, but Arsenal will still travel to Italy in confident mood next week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aaron Ramsey celebrates putting Arsenal on course for a Europa League win over Napoli© AFP Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, April 11 – Arsenal took a significant step towards the Europa League semi-finals as Aaron Ramsey inspired a 2-0 win over Napoli in the quarter-final first leg on Thursday.Unai Emery’s side seized control of the tie with a dominant first-half performance at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Others also die in raid on Taliban

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – U.S. planes in pursuit of suspected Taliban fighters bombed a village in southern Afghanistan on Sunday night and early Monday, killing 16 civilians and wounding 15, including women and children, according to the local governor and villagers. The U.S.-led coalition said it had conducted a successful operation in the area and had killed from 20 to 80 Taliban fighters in the bombing, which struck the village of Tolokan. The governor of Kandahar province, Asadullah Khalid, expressed concern over the civilian casualties after visiting the wounded in the Kandahar city hospital, but he also urged civilians not to allow Taliban fighters to take refuge in their homes. “As they were chased by the coalition, the enemy hid in civilian houses, and as it was nighttime and difficult to tell who is enemy and who is civilian, unfortunately we have civilian casualties also,” the governor said. “We are upset about the civilian casualties.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA coalition spokesman, Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, said in a printed statement issued in Kabul, the Afghan capital, that he was aware of reports of civilian casualties and that coalition forces were reviewing reports from the ground. The fighting over the past week in southern Afghanistan, against rebels allied with the country’s former Taliban rulers, has been the most intense since the United States intervened in the country in late 2001 against the Taliban and al-Qaida.last_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS MISS OUT ON CHANCE TO CLOSE THE GAP ON LEAGUE LEADER

first_imgLagan Harps FC News:Congratulations to ladies and girls team’s manager Brid Mc Ginty who won an Appreciation award at the Donegal Sports Awards on Friday night.This is well deserved for all the work Brid does with the Donegal Womens league, at national level and with Lagan. Our mens team missed a chance to close the gap on league leaders Castlefin Celtic when they dre 2-2 with Copany Rovers in Ballyshannon. Goalscorers were Austin Marron and Gerard Hilley.Next Sunday we are at home to Castlefin Celtic at 2.00pm. The club also received good news with Ciana Brogan, Caoimhe Walshe and Zoe Green selected for the Irish u/16 girls team taking part in a tournament in February. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 11,15,22 and 24. Charlotte Curran had three numbers and won E50. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Packie O’Donnell and John Gillen, who have been in hospital recently.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS MISS OUT ON CHANCE TO CLOSE THE GAP ON LEAGUE LEADER was last modified: February 2nd, 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Buganda and West Nile triump as Kampala falls at home, in FUFA Drum

first_imgLike it has become the norm in the FUFA Drum, fans turn up in numbers to show their support towards respective Provinces.The FUFA Drum continued this past weekend with action of match day 5 in all four groups taking place at different StadiaBuganda Province made an upturn in the group B of the competition at the Municipal Stadium, Kabale with a vital 1:0 win over Kigezi Province on Saturday.Onduparaka’s Viane Sekajugo was the hero on the day when he scored the all-important goal for Buganda Province in the 42nd Minute.Vianny Ssekajugo (center) being conguratulated by Buganda team mates of SaturdayKigezi’s Ndihabwe David took the Man of the Match accolade despite his Province losing at home.Buganda moved to 2nd in group B with 7 points ahead of Lango and Kigezi lying in 3rd and 4th places with 6 and 4 points respectively.Meanwhile, in the same group, leaders Acholi maintained their lead and unbeaten run thanks to a 1-1 with neighbours and rivals Lango Province at Pece Stadium in Gulu. They now consolidate top spot with 11 points from five games.Police FC’s Ogik Norman scored Acholi’s first on 10Minutes before Amuka Bright Stars’ Okwir Dickens netted the equalizer for the visitors 12 minutes into the second half.URA FC’s midfielder Hudu Mulikyi of Acholi had the best game performance of the day and was awarded with the Man of the match accolade.Still on Saturday, Bugisu edged Busoga in Mbale with one goal from Vipers FC’s Alitho James who converted a penalty after he was fouled inside the goal area by Yunus Sabira in the 59thminute.Bugisu players celebrate James Alitho’s (left) goal on SaturdayAlitho went on to win the Man of the match and still leads the scoring chats with eight goals and helped his Province to jump onto the top of the log in group A with 10 points level on points with Busoga but Busisu boost a better goal difference.Teso are still place despite of their 4-2 win over Sebei away in Kapchorwa with Kirinya-Jinja SS FC striker Musa Esenu scored twice.Okwi Simon and Sui Micheal netted the other two goals, while Arapkweita Aendrin and Chebet Eric scored what proved to be consolations for Sebei.On Sunday, West Nile walloped Karamoja at the Barokoro Ground in Zombo .Onduparaka’s Wahab Gadafi netted a hat-trick in the 6th, 40th and 89th minutes to hand his Province a big win at home.Gaddafi Wahab (right) was named man of the match in West Nile’s win.His club mate Rashid Toha was also on target in the 25th minute and Maroons’ Ivan Wani scored the other.Raphael Komakech managed to pull one back which turned out to be the consolation for Karamoja Province in the 38th minute.Gadaffi was also chosen Man of the Match and received his Award and cash prize of 100,000=.With only one round of action remaining, West Nile at 11points in group D have confirmed their place in the knockout stages with second placed Tooro on seven.At StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo, Kampala fell to Bukedi 0-2 thanks to Myda FC’s Joseph Owino’s 10th minute strike and Proline FC’s David Owori goal just after two minutes.David Owori scored the 100th goal of the competition.The vibrant performance by Bukedi Province sustained their second position in group C with six points, two ahead of third placed Bunyoro.Owori went on to win both the 100th goal for the tournament award and Man of the match Prize and received Ush.200,000 from FUFA.102.1 FUFA fm gave gave Owori 100,000= for scoring the 100th Landmark goal of the competition.In group D, Tooro Province needed a late strike from URA FC’s Nicolas Kagaba in second half additional time to edge rivals Ankole Province 1-0 at Buhinga Ground in Fort Portal.Kagaba was also named Man of the Match after his wonderful performance in the match that helped his Tooro Province move second with 7 points.Rwenzori Province and Bunyor5o shared the spoils in a goalless draw at Nyakasanga Ground in Kasese.The draw keeps both Bunyoro and Rwenzori in 3rd and 4th positions respectively.Rwenzori’s Karim Ramazan received the Man of the Match prize.Comments Tags: Fufa Drum 2018last_img read more

Top Donegal GAA stars to pass their skills on to youngsters

first_imgTwo of Donegal’s biggest stars of ladies football are set to host a summer camp – to pass on their skills to the next generation.Aoife McDonnell and Yvonne McMonagle were part of the side which landed a second Ulster title in three years for the county last weekend.The duo will be joined by other stars of the team during the week-long camp which takes place at the end of the month. Beginning on Monday July 24 at Glenties Comprehensive School, the five day programme is aimed at girls aged from 12 to 16, with groups divided into different age groups.“Yvonne and I are really looking forward to the camp,” said Naomh Conaill star Aoife.“We will look at everything from tackling to scoring as well as things like nutrition.“We are hoping we can get girls from clubs across the county and that perhaps parents can car share to make it easier for those young girls who live that bit further away from Glenties. “We’ll start each day at 10am and finish at 2pm with a properly constructed programme throughout the week.”Aoife says the growing number of young girls taking up ladies gaelic is positivefor the future of the county.“There’s a great deal of work going on at the clubs,” she said.“This camp is about learning new skills and honing old ones, making players better.“We are hoping that after a week at the camp, all the girls will go back to their clubs as better players and among them will be future senior county stars.”Sharp-shooter Yvonne is also looking forward to the week. “It’s a really good programme and will be good for players at all levels,” said Yvonne.“We are hoping for a good turn-out and we are confident we will see future county stars during the week.”Places are limited so anyone interested needs to register asap by email to atlanticwayexperience@gmail.com.The camp costs just €50 for the week to help cover costs. Top Donegal GAA stars to pass their skills on to youngsters was last modified: July 8th, 2017 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:donegalGAALadiessummer camplast_img read more

Former gambler warns Donegal councillors have wrecked lives by legalising gaming machines

first_imgAn Inishowen man who claims his gambling addiction cost him his family and his career has slammed local councillors for voting for gaming machines to be legalised on the peninsula.The man, who hails from Moville but who asked not to be identified, spoke to Donegal Daily today about his fury at the decision.Councillors on the Inishowen Municipal Authority voted by five votes to four to legalise the machines. But the man who contacted us said that the councillors who voted to bring in the gaming machines do not realise the damage they have done.He said “It’s just pure greed and I simply do not know what these councillors were thinking of. These gaming arcades do not create employment worth talking about.“And I can tell you from first-hand experience that they will destroy many lives. They destroyed mine.“I lost my wife, my kids and my job because I simply could not pass my their door. I ended up going to Derry to gamble my wages every week and then I lost my job because I was spending some much time in there.” The man said he wanted to challenge each and every councillor who voted for the legalisation of the machines to state why they thought it was a good idea to do so.“I want them to explain their reasons behind their decision. Why did they vote to introduce these machines across the entire peninsula?“It certainly won’t create jobs and the only people I can see getting richer is the people who own these gaming arcades,” he said.The man, who has now attended Gamblers Anonymous for more than ten years, said today is a dark day for Donegal.“I honestly thought we had gone beyond this. I thought we were living in a society which looked after their own. I thought Donegal was different. “These councillors have no compassion, they couldn’t have. If they knew the agony myself and so many others have gone through because of gambling, they would not have voted to allow these machines to be legal across Inishowen.“I lost the woman I loved since I was a teenager. I rarely see my kids and I lost a good job and it was all because I had an addiction, a sickness caused by gambling.I’m just so frustrated, annoyed and angry at what these five councillors who claim to represent the people of Inishowen have done,” he said.Former gambler warns Donegal councillors have wrecked lives by legalising gaming machines was last modified: March 14th, 2019 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:donegalgaming machinesInishowenvotelast_img read more

Why 90,000 at Wembley Proves Football Isn’t Just A Man’s Game

first_imgIt’s been a huge year for women’s football, particularly in the UK. Phil Neville’s Lionesses built a whole new audience, while members of the US team even took on the President!It’s been a staggering rise as Super League teams continue to see attendances rise, while the game between England and Germany at Wembley sold out. It’s undoubtedly a landmark year, and Wembley will make many sit up and take note of the women’s game, conclusively proving it’s far from being a man’s game.The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are investing more and more in their women’s team, and that will see more commercial activity taking place.More female orientated industries will now have the opportunity to target an ever-increasing audience, just as the likes of gambling, motoring and beer has in the men’s game.That could see the likes of online bingo, cosmetics and fashion begin to make its way into the game. Bingo is particularly an interesting one. Online gambling is a huge part of sponsorship income in the men’s game, and with the likes of Moon Bingo now hugely popular among British players, a foray into sports sponsorship could be on the horizon.Liverpool linked with Avon just a few years ago, which was considered a landmark deal, and it is expected that more and more partners will begin to take note of the women’s game.It’s been a long time coming, but what that will do is then bring more money into the game, offer better wages, offer the opportunity for more clubs to go full time and in turn improve the standard of the game.That will help inspire generations and a whole new lifecycle will begin as the game continues to improve.A full Wembley, 24,000 at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea play Spurs will inspire a new breed of players, particularly as the likes of Beth England, Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton become more and more of a household name.It will be interesting to see how the game in Britain can kick on from the World Cup. It’s the perfect start in filling Wembley, but with another major tournament not due until 2021, when the European Championships are hosted in England, the game needs to keep up the momentum.Do that and 2021 could be even more groundbreaking. 2019 has seen the women’s game well and truly stand up in its own right. The Super League, clubs and the FA now need to put the infrastructure in terms of commercial sponsorships and investment in place to take it to the next level. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youCosmoWomensMagThe Most Remarkable Oscar Outfits EverCosmoWomensMagUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoMiss Penny StocksWesley Snipes Is 57 And This Is His Real Life PartnerMiss Penny StocksUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoNutrition Expert11 Best Foods to Eliminate Knee Pain NaturallyNutrition ExpertUndoFood Eat Safe7 Surprising Foods That Burn FatFood Eat SafeUndoDroneXProThis Selfie trend is going viral worldwide…DroneXProUndoFood Eat Safe11 Foods to Avoid When Trying to Lose WeightFood Eat SafeUndolast_img read more

Mack shuts out Arcata in Big 5 clash

first_imgMcKenzie Gonsalves threw a complete-game shutout and the McKinelyville High softball team beat its Big 5 Conference rival Arcata 4-0 in the first of a 3-game series, Thursday afternoon at Arcata High.Gonsalves struck out six and walked two during her time on the mound, giving up no runs on three hits. Gonsalves also went 2-for-2 with two RBIs at the plate, scoring Lexi White on a single in the second inning and Jaycee Morais in the third off a sac-fly RBI.White had one hit in the win and …last_img read more

Consumer help: tax

first_imgHere’s a guide on how a taxpayer can submit returns and make payments to the South African Revenue Services.Taxpayers can do e-Filing for the electronic submission of returns, and electronic payments. It is also possible to e-File via your mobile phone or tablet. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterHelp with tax-related problems or complaints, as well as a range of online resources to help you submit your returns and make payments to the Receiver of Revenue.Tax problems and complaintsThe South African Revenue Services (SARS) subscribes to a service charter. However, taxpayers sometimes do not get the service they want. Issues that SARS will address include those relating to delays in processing returns, decision making and the correction of administrative mistakes, failure to provide reasons for making an adjustment to a return, failure to respond to queries, objections and appeals, as well as the conduct and attitude of SARS staff.Website: www.sars.gov.zaIf you have a problem, you should first contact your local SARS branch office. If the dispute remains unresolved, then raise the issue with SARS by:Calling the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS (7277)Emailing your closest contact centre.Northern South Africa: contact.north@sars.gov.zaCentral South Africa: contact.central@sars.gov.zaEastern South Africa: contact.east@sars.gov.zaSouthern South Africa: contact.south@sars.gov.zaMake sure you are given a service request number, which you will need if you take your complaint further, to the Service Monitoring Office. This offers taxpayers an independent channel to facilitate the resolution of issues and disputes.Service Monitoring Office number: 0860 12 12 16Find out more about dealing with service issues on the SARS website.e-FilingThe South African Revenue Service’s e-Filing allows for the electronic submission of returns, and electronic payments. It is also possible to e-File via your mobile phone or tablet.Website: www.sarsefiling.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa

first_img20 August 2014A South African developed video streaming solution, specially designed to cater for the low-speed internet environment encountered in most parts of Africa, has been released as a free mobile application for Apple and Android phones.The platform, known as Adaptive Real-Time Internet Streaming Technology (Artist), makes unbroken video-streaming possible with the use of algorithms to adjust quality to available bandwidth – meaning that the rate at which a video streams varies depending on the available bandwidth at the time.Artist’s rate-adaptive technology makes buffering a thing of the past, by automatically adjusting picture quality to ensure that the video stream does not have to buffer or break. Users can increase video quality with a simple volume-like button, allowing them to control their own data costs.The platform was developed by a consortium of researchers and engineers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the University of Cape Town and East Coast Access, and is now being commercialised by start-up company Tuluntulu (the Zulu word for “stream”).The mobile app, recently launched on the Apple iOS and Google Android App stores, delivers 10 unique “TV-type” channels 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The download of the app is free, but viewers do pay for the associated data costs.The new technology could have a major impact in Africa, where accessible bandwidth is still an issue.The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that fixed (in other words, high speed) broadband penetration is less than 1% in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to about 27.2% in developed nations.For mobile subscriptions, however, Africa isn’t nearly as far behind the rest of the world as it is with high-speed broadband. The ITU reports that per 100 inhabitants, Africa has around 63.5 mobile subscriptions, while Asian regions are at 88.7, Europe is at 126.5 and the Americas are at 109.4.“The app opens up new opportunities for content creators and advertisers across the African continent,” Tuluntulu CEO Pierre van der Hoven said in a statement last week.“Only two of the launch channels are established broadcast channels and the rest are new players in the market. There are now new voices, new content and new business models,” Van der Hoven said.“The reach offered by this medium can also have a quick and significant impact in areas such as education. Furthermore, with users able to control their own data costs, they can watch video content for as little as R5 an hour.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Infographic: Budget 2017 in numbers

first_imgA new tax bracket for the super rich, a sugar tax and an increase in the tax threshold for lower income earners: Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 budget was about bringing the marginalised into the economy. Here, we present to you a visual summary of what the budget’s numbers that matter most to you. For more on the budget, check out:VIDEO: Budget 2017- word on the streetBudget 2017: Radical economic transformation for inclusive growthBudget 2017: Where does the money come from? How will it be spent?Full text: South Africa’s 2017 budget speechWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more