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first_imgKINGS: Frank Mason was impressive, with 13 points and five rebounds. … Skal Labissiere also scored 13 for Sacramento.UP NEXT: Portland (3-1) visits Phoenix on Wednesday. Sacramento (1-3) visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments JAZZ 120, SUNS 102Ricky Rubio scored 20 points in only 15 first-half minutes, getting the rest of the night off as Utah rolled. The Jazz never trailed, and had a 28-point lead by the time the game was 21 minutes old.Donovan Mitchell added 17 for the Jazz.Devin Booker scored 19 for Phoenix, which got 18 more from Alex Len.JAZZ: Rubio shot 8 for 10, plus had three steals. … Derrick Favors was plus-22 in 20 minutes, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in that little bit of work. … The Jazz used 17 players, and 16 scored.SUNS: Josh Jackson scored 14 and Marquese Chriss added 13. … Eric Bledsoe handed out seven assists, but shot just 1 for 6. … Phoenix took 41 free throws to Utah’s 17.UP NEXT: Utah (4-0) visits the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Phoenix (1-2) hosts Portland on Wednesday.TRAIL BLAZERS 97, KINGS 83Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points to lead Portland. The Trail Blazers’ backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 26 points, on 7 for 21 shooting.Justin Jackson had 16 for Sacramento, which was without several rotation players.TRAIL BLAZERS: Caleb Swanigan had 12 rebounds, while Evan Turner and Jake Layman each scored 10 points. … Portland finished with a 48-39 rebounding edge. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? CELTICS 113, 76ERS 96Hours after Philadelphia and Joel Embiid agreed on a five-year extension worth $148 million, Boston had no trouble with the 76ers and led wire-to-wire.Semi Ojeleye scored 16 for Boston, which led by as many as 34. Ben Simmons scored 15 for the 76ers, though he missed seven of his 10 free throws.CELTICS: Aron Baynes sprained his left knee in the first half. … Jaylen Brown scored 12 for the Celtics, who got 15 apiece from Terry Rozier and Abdel Nader.76ERS: Furkan Korkmaz scored 13 and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz added 12. … The 76ers shot 28 percent from 3-point range and 52 percent from the foul line.UP NEXT: Boston (3-0) visits Charlotte on Wednesday. Philadelphia (0-3) plays Brooklyn on Wednesday in Uniondale, New York.HEAT 109, HORNETS 106Justise Winslow’s layup with 23.7 seconds left put Miami ahead for good as the Heat rallied in the final minutes.Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 18 for Miami, which got 13 from Dion Waiters and 11 points and 11 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside. Malik Monk scored 19 and Dwight Howard had 16 for Charlotte.HORNETS: All-Star guard Kemba Walker left early in the third quarter after getting hit in the face, and Jeremy Lamb left with groin soreness. … Charlotte had a 29-14 edge in points off turnovers, but was 5 for26 from 3-point range. HEAT: James Johnson was called for a Flagrant-1 after a hard foul on Howard in the third quarter. The two slapped hands afterward, clearly without animosity. … The rookie learning curve for Bam Adebayo continued, after he had three fouls in three first-half minutes and the Heat were outscored by 10 in that stretch.UP NEXT: Miami (2-2) hosts Washington on Wednesday. Charlotte (1-2) hosts Boston on Wednesday.HAWKS 100, GRIZZLIES 88Dennis Schroder scored 21 points to lead Atlanta, which got 15 from Malcolm Delaney.James Ennis scored 14 to lead Memphis.GRIZZLIES: Memphis was only 4 for 22 from 3-point range. … Marc Gasol had 13 rebounds.HAWKS: Rookie John Collins got cut beneath his right eye, then returned and led the Hawks with eight rebounds. … Atlanta was plus-21 in DeAndre’ Bembry’s 20 minutes. … The game was at Georgia Tech because of renovations at the Hawks’ home arena.UP NEXT: Memphis (2-1) hosts Houston on Wednesday. Atlanta (2-2) hosts Dallas on Thursday at Georgia Tech.MAVERICKS 99, MAGIC 96Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points, Harrison Barnes added 14 and Dirk Nowitzki added 10 for Dallas.D.J. Augustin scored 24 points for the Magic, which got 19 from Jonathon Simmons.MAGIC: Nikola Vucevic grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. … Augustin was 6 for 10 from 3-point range, and Mo Speights had 15 points after shooting 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.MAVERICKS: Smith also had seven assists and six rebounds. … J.J. Barea was very effective, with eight points and nine rebounds. … Nowitzki made 4 of his 7 shots.UP NEXT: Orlando (2-2) vists San Antonio on Tuesday. Dallas (3-1) visits Atlanta on Thursday at Georgia Tech. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and Houston made 22 3-pointers while remainingunbeaten and keeping New York winless in the preseason.The teams tried during the offseason to work out a trade for Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks ended up sendinghim to Oklahoma City, though the Rockets appear to still have plenty of firepower.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points for the Knicks.ROCKETS: Houston has made at least 22 3-pointers in all three games. No team has ever had three straight games with 20 or more in the regular season. … Clint Capela had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Eric Gordon added 18 points. … Zhou Qi played three minutes, getting three points.KNICKS: Michael Beasley scored 17 points before leaving with a bruised left elbow. He landed hard on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. … Damyean Dotson also had 17 for New York.UP NEXT: Houston (3-0) visits Memphis on Wednesday. New York (0-4) hosts Washington on Friday.PISTONS 107, PACERS 97Detroit outscored Indiana 30-15 from the 3-point line, and had a 26-11 edge in points off turnovers.Ish Smith, Reggie Jackson and Boban Marjanovic had 14 points apiece for the Pistons. Damien Wilkins led Indiana with 14 off the bench, shooting 5 for 6 and making both of his 3-point tries.PACERS: Indiana led by 16 in the second quarter, but was outscored 71-47 in the final 25 minutes. … Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Lance Stephenson all didn’t play. … Al Jefferson had 12 points on 6 for 14 shooting.PISTONS: Smith also had nine assists. … Detroit was plus-25 in Henry Ellenson’s 28 minutes. … Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Bullock each scored 12 for the Pistons.UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday. Detroit (2-1) visits Toronto on Tuesday. Hornets’ Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 In Dragic’s case, Miami is being smart since he played for two months this summer, helping Slovenia win the European championship and returning to Miami just two days before the first practice of training camp. He hasn’t played much in the preseason.“This is all relatively part of the plan I had sketched out,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I wanted him to be in training camp … and he really wanted to be there too, just to establish the right tone out of camp. We want to try to strike that balance of keeping him in shape and making sure he’s peaking for the first game, not going the other way. I think we’re headed that way.”Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the lineup he went with Monday allows him to take a good look at what willbe Boston’s second unit.“I feel really good about where we are, considering we’re 13 days in,” Stevens said. “I don’t think we’re by any means a finished product and I think we can get better.”ROCKETS 117, KNICKS 95ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives to the basket against New York Knicks’ Damyean Dotson (21) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MIAMI — There is no NBA mandate urging teams to not rest players in the preseason.Good thing.The dog days of the exhibition schedule have arrived, with plenty of stars sitting out Monday night’s games. Among those getting the night off to rest: Boston stars Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford; Miami’s Goran Dragic; and the Orlando trio of Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon and Bismack Biyombo. Indiana rested a half-dozen players, as did Sacramento — including Vince Carter, George Hill and Zach Randolph.“It’s hard to play 14 guys,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Houston’s Chris Paul didn’t play in New York because of a right shoulder contusion, the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (hip) and Frank Ntilikina (knee) sat out that same game with soreness, Detroit’s Avery Bradley was sidelined by a turned ankle and Orlando’s Evan Fournier (ankle) and Terrence Ross (hamstring) also didn’t play because of minor injuries. Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox was out with a sore back.When the regular season starts next week, resting players who are healthy enough to play will be officially frowned upon by a new NBA policy. But for now, it just makes sense for clubs to either limit minutes or not take unnecessary risks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat being said, teams are still working. Joerger knows his team needs a day off — but the Kings arepracticing Tuesday anyway.“We have way too much stuff to do, and not just for opening night,” Joerger said. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgJust as with the current health and medical crisis, caused by Ebola, is the very worst in the nation’s history, Liberia is also facing the most serious financial crisis of the past 10 years.Finance Minister Amara Konneh told the media last Friday that the national economy had shrunk to 0.4%, down from an exciting and commendable growth rate of 6% just six months ago.  With the increasing Ebola threat to the economy, he noted, GOL revised its draft fiscal budget downward to US$470 million from US$540 million.These negative figures are not only serious but alarming.  They point to almost economic collapse.  Worse yet, the prices of the country’s primary export commodities, rubber and iron ore, have also drastically declined, by 30% and 81%, respectively.  The average inflation rate has been projected at 11.4% for 2014, up from 7.6% for 2013; while the end of year inflation rate for 2014 is projected at 14.7%, up from 8.5% in 2013.There are even more distressing figures—for example the public external debt, which for 2014/15 is projected at 14.4%, compared to 11.6% for 2013/14.With the Ebola crisis thankfully showing signs of receding, what can we do to revive our economy?   Finance Minister Konneh last Friday outlined a number of measures aimed at economic recovery.  This is indeed very important, helpful and hopeful because it demonstrates that he and the government are looking beyond the rocks and hills and valleys of economic despair.  They are developing a plan for economic recovery, for which we highly commend them.The government, with the possible cooperation of the International Finance Corporation ((IFC), a subsidiary of the World Bank, is aiming at a stimulus package of roughly US$174 million.  This will take the form of spending on education, among others, to help get the school system ready for resumption in the post-Ebola era.  This is good news for everyone—parents, students, teachers, school authorities and business and transport people. The Stimulus Package is also aimed at beefing up the health sector, by hopefully improving facilities at the nation’s health centers and hospitals.  We hope this will also take care of all the arrears owed health and medical workers.A good chunk of the stimulus package is also aimed at investing in the energy sector, to push electrification throughout the country, including getting the West African Power Pool (WAPP) back on track.    We are exceedingly thankful that the money for the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro Electric Plant is intact.  Emmanuel Lawrence, Deputy Project Manager of the Hydro Team, told the Daily Observer yesterday that they are aiming, in the post-Ebola period, to recommence work on the project within 30 to 90 days—to assemble and put in place the necessary  equipment and to have everyone on board and the works in full swing.  He said the crane for heavy lifting is already at the Free Port of Monrovia, ready to be transported to Mount Coffee. The resumption of the hydro works will give a big boost to labor and recreate the people’s hope that one day soon, the hydro will be up and running, generating long overdue electricity to the capital city and beyond, dare we say 24/7/365.Residents and businesses can rekindle the vision of financial relief and freedom from the health and safety risks of generators which have become the dreadful but indispensable heartbeat of businesses and homes large and small.GOL’s stimulus will also include resumption of roads projects.  Hopefully all of the foreign engineers, contractors and technicians will soon be back to take advantage of the Dry Season and run full speed with the road from Paynesville Red Light to Ganta, on to Fish Town and Harper, as well as the Gbarnga-Lofa highway and all the feeder roads in between.  The money for these projects, too, is available.The Stimulus Package will also include agricultural works.  Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly excitedly announced recently that with most of the borders closed, Liberians have been feeding themselves with vegetables.  We hope that money from the Stimulus Package will reach the FARMERS THEMSELVES, not some bureaucrats that will intercept the funds and frustrate the farmers, as has been persistently done in the recent past.  This newspaper has long advocated for empowering Liberians to grow their own pepper, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits.  But WHO can make this happen when those appointed to do so over the past decade or so have failed?We wish to make three last points: First, all of these plans to get our economy back on track depend on one thing: eradicating Ebola.  ALL of us must do EVERYTHING NECESSARY to make this happen, for none of these plans will materialize if we don’t.Second, every Liberian must seriously, honestly and patriotically tackle the work we are given the responsibility to do in order to ensure that we succeed in restoring our economy to full capacity.Lastly, we hope that the international community will help us in the process, not with loans, but with grants, for Heaven knows we cannot afford any more debt.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDeputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs, Stephen Neufville, has cautioned about the dangers solid waste pose to the health and wellbeing of Liberians.As such, Minister Neufville stressed the need for government to seriously pay keen attention to issues relative to the control and management of the waste in the country.“The issue of solid waste is very dangerous to our health, therefore, Liberians must learn to take ownership by tackling and or treating waste issue to help prevent communities from being infected, “Minister Neufville urged.He made the statements on Thursday at a one day National Solid Waste Management Policy Review forum in Monrovia.The forum was organized by the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) with the purpose to ensure that a consultative process is undertaken, and to solicit the views of the public on the document (Draft National Solid Waste Management Policy).He said waste causes serious embarrassment to the growth of every community, and described it as “solid waste matter — a very serious, challenging sanitation problem in communities and the larger society.He also called for collective efforts of all citizens to work with the MIA and MCC to successfully implement the draft National Solid Waste Management Policy Review in the interest and benefit of the country.As of the draft policy document, he said it is intended to guide Liberians on how they manage and treat the issue of solid waste materials in various communities.The document, he added is also intended to address other issues including the medical situation to guide Liberians in combating other economic challenging matters across the country.Minister Neufville said citizens’ participation in such policy is very important, noting that it helps to bring together collective views of Liberians.He said whatever is done with community orientation has an impact on the lives of the citizens.In Liberia, according to him, people are experiencing high urban migration due to overcrowded population in various cities, which he noted, continues to cause setbacks to the living conditions of people in various cities, thereby creating the concern of how to deal with solid waste and other related unsanitary condition that would affect communities.Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo, called for government support to the MCC to properly control and maintain solid waste, adding that waste management is a major responsibility of governments to provide proper planning between the waste generators and service providers.She said after five years of progressive change in Liberia’s waste management sector, following the preparation of a draft policy report in 2009, MCC continues its efforts to conclude the policy formulation process.MCC, she said is also conducting an assessment of the solid waste management sector performance in three other cities including Gbarnga, Ganta and Buchanan to ensure a holistic approach in the policy formulation process and to enrich the sanitation analysis of the sector for inclusion in the final document.She said the solid waste management policy shall therefore provide a broad framework for the implementation of national objectives and build synergies with existing policies and legal instruments governing issues of waste management in the country.Mayor Mvogo used the occasion to thank the World Bank, UNDP, ILO and others for their technical support provided to improve the sector in the country.The forum brought together Superintendents, City Mayors, and representatives of Civil Society Organizations among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) farmer was on Thursday remanded to prison for the murder of Debert Ovid Joseph in 2004.Timothy Martin stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that Martin committed the heinous act on December 27, 2014 at Kurubaru, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). No facts in relation to the murder were presented to the court. The accused is expected to make his next appearance on January 15 at the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court.last_img

first_imgAs the Guyana economy continues to show signs of stagnation, the country’s premier tax collection body – the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) – has reported that its revenue collection has taken a dip.This was revealed by Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia, at a press conference on Thursday at the authority’s Camp Street, Georgetown, office.“VAT (Value Added Tax) revenues are down at least 10 per cent and VAT revenues are down, both on the domestic side and on the import side,” he stated.GRA Commissioner GeneralGodfrey StatiaIn the same breath, however, the GRA Head pointed out that the VAT revenues are down simply as a result of the reduction in the rates. Government in its 2017 Budget slashed the value-added tax by two per cent, bringing it down to 14 per cent.According to Statia, the authority had expected that the revenue collection would go down based on the rate deduction by some 12.5 per cent. Nevertheless, he posited that with the move around of certain things to standard rating and the moving away from zero-rated to exempt taxes, there ought to have been an even out of the process.“But that is not achieved as yet and it is because it is early in the year… that is where we now need to go out and do our inspections and follow-up so that people know what is going on. But we have seen that downward trend and we are working on it because it is supposed to be revenue neutral,” the GRA head outlined.Moreover, in explaining the decline in the revenues, Chairman of the GRA Board of Directors, Rawle Lucas, pointed to the fact that the tax base for the VAT is expenditure, that is, money that people spend, the level of spending in the economy with respect to VAT and the level of input and the value of imports with respect to VAT as well.In fact, he outlined that with regard to imports, petroleum imports used to be one of the high generating sources of VAT revenues but since the price of petroleum reduced significantly, this in itself is also contributing to a reduction in the revenues earned by the Authority.Notwithstanding, the Chairman opined that it is still too early to ascertain the effect of the reduction of the VAT revenues.“In this stage for 2017, the analysis has not been completed to see where the greater effect is – whether it is a reduction in the tax base or whether it’s a consequence of the shifting of the threshold for VAT compliance/registration or whether it has something to do with the reduction of the rates,” Lucas argued.In the meantime, the GRA Commissioner General said the tax collection body is working assiduously to ensure that businesses and individuals are tax compliant in the relevant areas. Only recently, it was revealed that work of a special enforcement team has resulted in scores of city businesses being made to register for the payment of VAT.According to Statia at Thursday’s press conference, businesses all across the country have been engaged in this practice but it is more blatant among businesses in central Georgetown.“We know for sure there have been certain businesses in the Regent and Robb streets area that were not registered for VAT and were not paying the VAT. We have since taken measures to get into that area and register those persons.I think we’ve registered about 80 plus persons/businesses so far in that area alone,” he disclosed.The GRA Head hinted that the majority, if not all, of those unregistered businesses are owned by foreign nationals. He noted that they are going to go after all of them and even backdate all the years they have been here.“What we are actually looking at, I tell my staff, is the 360 degree approach. There are a lot of importers that do not charge the VAT. We do not check to see whether they’re registered for the VAT, and they import and they buy the US currency and they export and the economy doesn’t get anything from it,” he stated.According to the Commissioner General, the Revenue Authority has been using a series of information, even third party information, to identify and locate such businesses. In fact, he added the GRA has actually been getting information even from the business community.“People who have been actively paying their VAT, people who recognise that other people are not paying the VAT, who’ve recognised that they may be charging the wrong rates for the VAT – they’ve been calling us now and giving us all the information,” he revealed.Statia asserted that the Authority is enjoying this type of cooperation from the public and is looking forward to such support, since it is actually helping to level the playing field, which is what the GRA is all about and is trying to do.last_img read more

first_imgHappy winner Anne-Marie Doherty with her dad Sean along with Breid Lindsay of Donegal Creameries and Stephen Maguire, editor of Donegal Daily.There’s going to be a row in the Doherty house in Buncrana this weekend.Not because somebody was home late or somebody crashed the car – it’s much worse than that!It’s about who is going to accompany Anne Marie Doherty to Croke Park now she has won two tickets with Donegal Daily and Donegal Creameries to Sunday’s All-Ireland Final. A delighted Anne-Marie picked up her tickets today and had her dad Sean with her as a bodyguard in case someone mugged up on her way back to Inishowen.Anne-Marie, 18, who is a Leaving Cert pupil at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana, revealed “I have been to every match this season but I couldn’t get a ticket for the final.“When Donegal Daily called me and left a message to say I had won the tickets, I was that excited that I pressed the wrong button and deleted the message.“I’m over the moon and can’t thank Donegal Daily and Donegal Creameries enough,” she said. Anne-Marie revealed she is in the same class as Donegal minor star John Campbell while Darrach O’Connor called in to see his former schoolmates last week.Editor of Donegal Daily, Stephen Maguire, said he was delighted that a genuine fan had won the tickets.“Don’t get me wrong I entered the competition six times myself but I was told I couldn’t win the tickets.“But I’m delighted that Anne-Marie, who is a genuine fan, won the tickets. She’s a lovely person.“I just wouldn’t like to be in the Doherty house this weekend because there’ll be some bribery going on to see who gets that other ticket,” he said. COMPETITION WINNER: DONEGAL DAILY COMES TO THE RESCUE OF THE GIRL WITH NO TICKETS! was last modified: September 19th, 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:Anne Marie DohertybuncranaDonegal CreameriesDonegal Dailyticketslast_img read more

first_imgThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 29 were Shauna Meehan, Dromore and Kieran Espey, Ballyare, Letterkenny. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 10 & 24 with the jackpot currently standing at €8,700. Why not try your luck now at www.fourmastersgaa.comThe Club will host a ‘Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures’ workshop this Thursday evening February 2nd at 8.00 pm in the Abbey Hotel. It is very important that all Club Officers, Team Managers and Coaches involved in Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Football attend this 90-minute workshop that will shape our coaching structures for the years ahead.Bord na nOg and the Ladies Board are hosting a Table Quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday night February 3rd at 9.00 p.m. in aid of our underage football, hurling, ladies football and camogie teams. Entry is €5.00 per person or a Table of 4 for €20.00 payable on the night. Vouchers sponsored by Dom’s Pier 1 will be presented to the winning team. The Ladies Board is hosting their annual underage presentation evening this Sunday afternoon February 5th in Dom’s Pier 1 at 4.00 pm. A meal will be served to our underage players followed by a disco.The Annual Dinner and Presentation of Club Awards for 2011 will take place on Saturday February 18th in Dom’s Pier 1 at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are on sale now priced at €20.00 from Sean Dunnion, Paul Timoney, Michael Martin and Maria Gorrell. GAA NOTES: FOUR MASTERS was last modified: January 31st, 2012 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgKelly’s Centra at Mountain Top, Letterkenny, are getting right behind the Termon U14 Girls and Boys who travelling this weekend to the 2016 Féile Peile na nÓg.Both Termon GAA Boys and Girls footballers will represent Donegal at the John West-sponsored Féile 2016 which takes place in the South West of Ireland this Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of June.Both Termon teams qualified by winning the Donegal U13 competitions last year. The club says the support of the Termon GAA Minor Board sponsors, Mairtin & Angela Kelly, Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, Letterkenny has been so much appreciated and the fit between a local sporting community like Termon GAA and a local business like Kelly’s Centra who so openly supports the vision for our club has been a perfect match.Speaking on behalf of Termon GAA, James Cassidy said: “Our launch tonight and the turn out of parents, coaches, managers and players is a testament to how much we as a club appreciate the ongoing sponsorship and support that Mairtin & Angela Kelly have given to our young players.“These boys and girls will travel to Cork, Limerick & hopefully to the final in Kerry this weekend to take part in the most prestigious tournament in Europe, The 2016 Féile Peile na nÓg.“They will travel to represent their home club and their county fully kitted out in gear sponsored by Kelly’s Centra. We hope to do Mairtin, Angela and our club proud this weekend.” Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra said at the launch: “I would like to thank everyone for turning out here tonight in such great numbers and to see these Under 14 Boys and Girls wearing their new kit with pride.“We are delighted and proud to be associated with a community organisation like Termon GAA, we are proud to be able to provide sponsorship to the Termon GAA.“We are delighted to have partnered with their club and as a growing local business our partnership has already linked with our brand.“Termon GAA Club is a dedicated club that shares our company ethos and we are both committed to the players, supporters and the extended family community that surrounds this great club. Myself and Angela and our team would like to wish the Under 14 boys & girls every success this coming weekend and hope that they do themselves proud, to make history for their club is a memory and experience they will never forget and we are proud to be part of it.” KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SPONSOR TERMON FÉILE TEAMS was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgInishowen artists are getting into the spirit of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by hosting a charity art auction to coincide with the Pro-Am which at Ballyliffin. On 4th July, the same day as the Pro-Am which is hosted by the Rory Foundation, where professional and amateur golfers will play a tournament in aid of charity, artists in Inishowen are coming together with a charity event to raise money for the local branch of the lifeboat charity RNLI. The charity auction of artwork will take place at The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin at 8pm on Wednesday,  July 4 with a special gin tasting evening, kindly sponsored by Gunpowder Gin and Dalcassian Wines. The four artists – Sinead Smyth, Mary Crowley, Clare Toland and John O’Connor – are donating one piece of art each which will be sold to the highest bidder.The evening will also launch the Blue Room Gallery and meeting room at The Strand Hotel, which will be a huge asset to Ballyliffin. John Keys, Manager of The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin.Artists from around the peninsula will have a space to show work while business people can be creatively inspired by the beautiful works on display around the meeting room. “We are really looking forward to the evening”, said Sinead Smyth, one of the artists. “We are very grateful to The Strand Hotel which has been so supportive and very open to listening to our ideas.  It really has been a team effort, and the whole of Inishowen is looking amazing,” she added.“It will be such a special event, a bit of fun and a great opportunity to highlight the life-saving charity which is so important to the people of the Inishowen community”, said John Keys, manager of The Strand Hotel. Inishowen artists to hold charity art auction to coincide with Irish Open was last modified: June 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

first_imgCrowds gathered in Inishowen on Saturday last to unveil a memorial to the HMS Laurentic in Fort Dunree.The HMS Laurentic sank off the coast of Fanad Head when it was struck by a mine, leading to the loss of over 350 seamen on January 25, 1917.Following two years of fundraising, The Ulster Canada Initiative welcomed the descendants of the men who died and members of the public to the unveiling and dedication of the Laurentic Monument. The monument, created by Mark Hill and Mandy Blinco of LUXE, involved a variety of local artists and tradesmen including Artlink, Martha McCulloch, Harry Kerr, Matthew Porter, Signs and Designs, Devlin Memorials and many others.The artists felt it was essential that the monument relates to the landscape at Dunree.32 family members made the journey to Donegal for the unveiling, from Arklow, Cork, Tipperary, Liverpool, Staffordshire, Kent, Sussex, Devon and as far away as Australia.The Canadian Government was represented by Commander Corey Bursey, Canadian Naval Attaché to the High Commission in London, while Petty Officer Stephen Doherty represented the Irish Naval Service.Commander Corey BurseyIn his speech, Chairman of the Ulster Canada Initiative, Don McNeill, said: “This is a very proud moment for me personally to achieve what we have from a humble beginning in 2006 when myself, John McCarter and seven other like-minded people chipped in and brought a wreath and held a small, simple but poignant commemoration for the over 350 men who perished on the sinking of the Laurentic on January 25, 1917, at the mouth of Lough Swilly.“But today is not about me! It is about remembering these men from the four corners of the world who died on our shores 102 years ago and their relatives who travelled from far and wide to be here with us today.“This is your day.” Advertisement Laurentic memorial unveiled in Fort Dunree – Picture Special was last modified: October 14th, 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