Follow The Trace | Still KC to win at a canter

first_img THE CALABAR TEAM Despite all the spicy ingredients that continue to flavour the run into ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships 2017 (Champs), my prediction that Kingston College (KC) will win Boys’ Champs at a canter remains intact. Admittedly, my confidence in my prediction was jolted by the marauding display by Calabar High in the final leg of the Digicel Grand Prix. Many colleagues and friends keep warning that the margin of 70 to 100 points for the KC victory was excessive and premature, but despite the extra motivation for the defending champions, Calabar, fuelled by the still fuming Ari Rodgers controversy, as well as the several annoying pundits, myself included, who are guilty as charged of effectively underestimating the heart of the champions. KC, despite their rich Champs history, have not lifted the prestigious Mortimer Geddes trophy in eight years, which means very few of the current coaching staff, athletes, and the general student body even know what it takes or what it feels like to win Champs. Conversely, very few, if any of the Calabar athletes and general student body knows what it’s like to lose Champs. All that said, I remain resolute that all things considered, KC will score a much easier win than all the experts are saying. Outside of the predictive point-by-point, race-by-race, and event-by-event analysis and tabulation, I wish to add some invisible intangibles that I posit will help to propel the Purples to a spectacular victory. Intertwined in those obnoxious often irrational cultish characteristics exhibited by most of the KC faithful, especially at this time of the year, is an innate championship mettle, confidence and self-belief, qualities that are passed down to every KC athlete of every generation. This very same superior inflated impression of self, and innate confidence in their limitless abilities, are quite often what push even the average KC athlete to unfathomable heights of performances. Whenever there is that confidence and belief, backed up by real quality in a KC Champs campaign, they are near-impossible to beat. Calabar, for sure, has the bigger individual names, especially in Class One. The likes of the irrepressible Christopher Taylor, Michael Stephens, and Dejour Russell, are all showstoppers in their own right; but Champs is a numbers game and a points game. The meticulously deployed collection of smaller named athletes could conceivably scrape together more points than the relatively few big-performing stars, and that’s the exact formula that KC will employ to ensure my brave prediction is fulfilled. As for the girls, Edwin Allen will win comfortably. Indeed, the three-time defending girls’ champions will make it look very easy, much easier that many of the experts are predicting. For sure, Hydel, St Jago and the resurgent former champions Holmwood Technical and Vere Technical will all garner big points. However, as is the case with KC, the depth and quality of the Frankfield-based institution will prove way too hot to handle for all the other pretenders. Champs 2017 promises to be spectacular and historic, and before a single race is run, I wish to posit an equally spectacular and historic prediction. For the first time in the long and storied history of Champs, the boys’ champions, who I predict will be Kingston College, and the girls’ champions, who I predict will be Edwin Allen, will win their respective titles by the same points margin, within the range of 70-100 points. That will happen come the night of April 1, 2017, and when it happens, it certainly will not be an April Fool’s trick.last_img read more

Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Heat started slow again in the third quarter, prompting Spoelstra to leave his second- and third-leading scorers, Dion Waiters (four points) and Hassan Whiteside (11 points, nine rebounds), on the bench down the stretch as the Heat pulled away after Chicago cut Miami’s lead to 83-81 with five minutes, 40 seconds to play.“I don’t think we look at it like Dion or Whiteside or Dragic,” James Johnson said. “We have a lot of weapons on this team. We have a lot of guys who could do it. We’re all trying to play our roles and master that.”Justin Holliday added 15 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth in a row following an 0-4 West Coast trip.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside (knee) was in the starting lineup after missing Saturday’s practice to receive treatment. … F James Johnson had at least five rebounds and five assists in a game for the fifth time this season. … Miami (10-9) exceeded the .500 mark for the first time since winning two of three to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT Dragic scored 24 points, Wayne Ellington had 19 points and five 3-pointers off the bench and the Heat’s four reserves outscored their five starters. James Johnson added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and fellow reserves Tyler Johnson and Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points apiece as the Heat bench produced 54 points to extend the team’s winning streak to three.Jerian Grant led Chicago with a career-high 24 points. Denzel Valentine had 14 points and career highs of 13 rebounds and seven assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“They (the bench) inspired the whole team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were looking for some kind of energy, some kind of separation. We understand that it was going to be a 48-minute game and they played some inspiring basketball, not only in the fourth quarter but in that second quarter. That’s what really changed the momentum and brought us back into it.”Ellington ignited the Heat after the 2-for-19 first-quarter from the field, scoring 10 points and hitting three 3-pointers as Miami shot 68.4 percent in the second quarter. Bulls: Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said he’s “hoping” G David Nwaba will return to practice on Monday. Nwaba (sprained right ankle) missed his ninth consecutive game. … The home game was just Chicago’s seventh of the season, tied with Toronto for fewest in the NBA. … Grant scored 62 points in Chicago’s past three games. His single-game high was 13 prior to this stretch.FROSTY FIRST QUARTERThe Heat shot 2-of-19 from the field in the first quarter but only trailed 13-7 because the Bulls managed to make just 4-of-24 shots, including 1-for-15 inside the 3-point arc.The 20 combined points were the fewest in any quarter in Bulls history.DESIGNATED SHOOTEREllington continued his hot 3-point shooting, going 5-of-8 behind the arc.The veteran reserve made multiple 3-pointers in each of the Heat’s past four games, going 20-for-35 in that stretch, and at least one in 11 straight. Ellington is shooting 44.2 percent for the season.UP NEXTHeat: At Cleveland on Tuesday night.Bulls: Host Phoenix on Tuesday night. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jordan Spieth finishes with an eagle at the Australian Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson (0) drives against Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO — Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat followed the lowest-scoring first quarter in team history with the highest-scoring one of the season to beat the Chicago Bulls.After scoring seven points in the first quarter, Miami had 38 in the second to take a 45-42 lead en route to a 100-93 victory Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Fighting sex abuse in Olympic sports a difficult task

first_imgThe U.S. Equestrian Federation, which oversees the sport at the Olympic level, requires about 2,400 people to undergo background checks, though the vast majority of those are on the administrative side of the sport. The list does not include trainers and coaches who work with horses and their riders because they are considered independent contractors. According to government statistics , there are approximately 2 million horse owners in the United States; 7 percent of those (around 140,000) are considered professional trainers, though that number is split among many segments, including racing and show horses.“We’re encouraging (federations) that if they have something like that where the membership is limited, we would want them to broaden” the number of people subjected to background checks, said Dan Hill, the spokesman for the U.S. Center for SafeSport.USEF is working on it. Spokesman Julian McPeak said the federation “does not have a program where it recognizes or certifies coaches or trainers,” but it is proposing changes that would bring them into the vetting process.The most horrific sex-abuse cases in the sport’s history involved arguably the sport’s most renowned trainer.In 2016, the name “Jimmy A. Williams” was stripped from USEF’s lifetime achievement trophy after dozens of allegations surfaced accusing the renowned trainer of multiple cases of sexual misconduct. Williams died in 1993 at age 76. Industry magazine The Chronicle of the Horse and the New York Times ran stories featuring dozens of interviews from Williams’ victims, who all described being kissed, groped and worse, often in the aisles between the barn stalls.One of the victims, two-time Olympic silver medalist Anne Kursinski, did not respond to messages left by AP. But she is in a video on the USEF website supporting a change in the bylaws that would mandate trainers and coaches are included in the federation’s SafeSport program.USEF’s decision to strip Williams’ name from its most prestigious award came more than two years after the federation bolstered its SafeSport policies in the wake of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s call for top-to-bottom overhauls of sex abuse policies for all sports organizations that fell under its umbrella.That mandate exposed other issues.Though the vast majority of athletes who make up the membership in Olympic sports organizations will never come close to making the Games, the USOC has oversight over all of them and decided all the federations must operate under essentially the same rules. Given the vast differences in the budgets and experience of the staffs of the 49 NGBs with ties to the Olympics, the implementation of those rules varied by sport.The USOC’s ultimate goal was the 2017 opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which serves as a clearinghouse for athletes, coaches and parents to report suspected abuse. It also acts as an investigative entity that metes out suspensions and other punishment for those who break the rules, thus taking the decisions away from the sports organizations that sometimes lack institutional knowledge to deal with such issues — and often are rife with conflicts of interest. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But the Center for SafeSport finds itself policing much more than only those on the Olympic career path.For instance, USEF oversees 29 breeds and disciplines in the horse-show world, only four of which are on the Olympic or Paralympic program. U.S. Sailing and the U.S. Tennis Association are other examples of NGBs with similar makeups — only a small portion of their activities are geared toward Olympic competition.Meanwhile, the SafeSport center received 20 to 30 calls per month when it opened in March 2017, and though that number has grown to 20 to 30 calls per week in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Nassar scandal, the center has only 17 full-time employees. Only four of those are full-time investigators, along with eight more investigators who work on a contract basis.It helps explain how some cases slip through the cracks, while a case such as Bielefeld’s was fairly easy to identify despite being resolved for more than five years. He had a well-known criminal past and was part of a tight-knit sport with an active blogging community — ingredients that made him easy to find.The U.S. Center for SafeSport was alerted to Bielefeld’s five-year-old case and placed him on interim suspension while it investigated. That word was passed onto USEF, which contacted the horse show, where organizers removed Bielefeld from his judging post.His name was on the interim banned lists of both the SafeSport center and the USEF for around a month before it disappeared in mid-June. The USEF explained that an arbitrator agreed to remove Bielefeld’s name from the interim lists after a hearing, but the matter is still open pending a final determination by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.Though officials at the SafeSport center would not discuss specific cases, they insisted there’s nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution.“There’s an expectation from the public, from parents and from the sports community that athletes are going to be protected,” Hill said. “If there’s a conviction five years ago, and something were to happen again, people would be saying ‘How come someone with a conviction is allowed to be in this environment and have authority over individuals?’ And in a way, a judge does.’” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Had he been at the show in a Philadelphia suburb working as a trainer, however, his case may have never been discovered. While judges in the horse-show world receive maximum scrutiny in an effort to protect athletes from sex abuse, the federation that oversees the sport on the Olympic level does not apply the same standards to the vast majority of the sport’s trainers and coaches — the individuals who have the most day-to-day contact with the riders.The case involving the judge, Robert Bielefeld, offers an eye-opening window into some of the difficulties and unintended consequences presented by the U.S. Olympic movement’s mission to combat sex-abuse within its ranks. It’s a mission that took on more urgency after a sex-abuse scandal rocked USA Swimming in 2010, then metastasized into headline news in the wake of physician Larry Nassar’s abuse of nearly 300 gymnasts, including some on the U.S. Olympic team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The mission has also added immense pressure to administrators in dozens of niche sports, many of whom are experts in their field but don’t have the skills to craft sex-abuse-prevention policies that can have life-changing impact on victims and those who are accused.“Upset. Disappointed,” Devon Horse Show manager David Distler said of Bielefeld’s reaction over his ouster from the renowned event over Memorial Day. “He thought it was done, finished, and it just kind of came up again out of nowhere.” Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, to play basketball at UCLA Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FILE – In this May 23, 2018 file photo U.S. Center for SafeSport President and CEO Shellie Pfohl testifies before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the Olympic community’s ability to protect athletes from sexual abuse, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The center, which opened in March 2017, has received 20 to 30 calls a week to report sex abuse in Olympic sports and is wrestling with the influx of cases on a limited budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)Judges, event organizers and even some riders were caught off-guard earlier this year when a well-known equestrian judge got booted out of one of the year’s biggest horse shows.Turns out, the judge’s name had been flagged by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the newly created office charged with overseeing sex-abuse cases in Olympic sports, because he had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sex assault five years earlier, in a case that had nothing to do with minors or anyone in his sport.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Bielefeld did not respond to several requests from The Associated Press, made via telephone, email and social media, to comment for this story.According to court records, in April of 2013, Bielefeld called a male worker at a hotel in Lexington, Virginia, into his room to fix his TV, pushed him onto the bed, exposed himself and began masturbating.The worker escaped the room and told his manager, who urged him to call police. Within a few hours, Bielefeld was in jail. Shortly after that, he pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of attempted sexual battery. He received a six-month suspended jail sentence, 12 months of probation and was ordered to pay fines.Once the probation was complete, the case was closed, and Bielefeld was free to resume his role as an equestrian judge — a job that didn’t put him in direct contact with riders or minors.In a twist that illustrates the confusion surrounding the new policies, Bielefeld also works as a trainer out of a horse farm in Florida. But had he not also been a judge, this case — and his suspension — might not have resurfaced.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

CCAC implores businesses to “get their act together”

first_img– to host outreach on consumers rightsThe Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) is urgingHead of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission Haroon Khanbusiness enterprises to “get their act together” since they are preparing to do a number of outreaches across the country that will sensitise the public on their rights as consumers.According to the Unit, business enterprises that provide services and products to consumers will face the full arm of the law if they are found to be in breach of the Consumer Affairs Act 2011.The Consumer Affairs Act states that registered businesses have a right to provide the necessary information that will help a consumer make the right decision when paying for a product or service. The Act promotes and protects consumers’ interest in relation to the supply of goods and services, and for related purposes.According to the CAU, it has observed a number of areas where enterprises have been in breach of the 2011 Act.Head of the Unit, Haroon Khan, identified the primary areas, as the sale of defective items, unfair contract terms and unfair trade practices.He noted that suppliers and enterprises need to desist from the sale of defective items which is a practice where a supplier may sell goods or services which are either expired, not working or generally incompetent of serving their purpose.Khan explained, “If a product is deemed defective, firstly the business is asked to repair or replace the product. If they can’t repair or replace it, they are asked to provide a complete refund to the consumer because failure to adhere to the Act, they are penalties of up to one year imprisonment and one million Guyana dollars in fines.”He further noted that enterprises should ensure that durable goods and services are continually updated, renewed and restocked so as to provide a more efficient item to consumers.Unfair contract terms speak to the practice of businesses creating contracts that are only in favour of the enterprise. This puts the consumer at “a severe disadvantage” when making decisions for purchases.With respect to unfair trade practices, the CCAC outlined that it has to do primarily with misleading and deceptive conduct where an enterprise may advertise and/or showcase details of a product or service that may not entirely be genuine thereby deceiving the consumer.Director of the CCAC, Dawn Holder-Alert, is pushing consumer awareness stating that, “an educated consumer is a smart consumer,” where they would be least likely to be caught in contraventions of the consumer affairs act.The CCAC said that is has an estimated success rate of 78 per cent response to cases reported, especially in relation to the sale of defective items and is calling for full compliance by businesses that are involved in unfair trade practices.Target areas would be the hinterland, Linden and other areas beyond the coast where there have been a number of reported cases of contraventions of the Consumer Affairs Act.last_img read more

Labourer’s body fished out of canal

first_imgPolice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Berbice labourer.Seeram Khemraj also called “Blackie”Dead is 37-year-old Seeram Khemraj also called “Blackie” of Lot 611 Katcha Street Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB), Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). His body was fished out of a canal adjacent to Number 27 Village, WCB, on Thursday morning.This newspaper was told that Khemraj left home on Monday for the backdam where he and another labourer had gone to work with a rice farmer.The dead man’s sister, Tina, told this publication that on Wednesday afternoon they received a message stating that he had drowned.According to her, the family was told that Khemraj was working on one side of a canal at Tiger Island and the other individual was on the other side. She said that according to the information they received, Khemraj had finished his task and had attempted to cross the canal to assist his friend.She said that the family was told that one eyewitness claimed that she saw him with his hands above his head in the middle of the canal as he disappeared beneath the murky water and resurfaced a few times before going out of sight. The eyewitness reported seeing him earlier with a cutlass in his hand.An alarm was raised and a search party found his cutlass but not him.On Thursday a search party which included Police officers returned to the area and Khemraj’s body was seen floating in the canal. The body is currently at the Fort Wellington Hospital awaiting a post-mortem examination. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

City introduces property tax calculator

first_imgThe City is inviting Fort St. John residents to visit www.fortstjohn.ca and, make use of a new on-line interactive calculator for 2009 property tax estimates. Provincial property tax assessments are being delivered this week and, once they’re received, tax estimates can be determined by simply entering the current assessment value of a business or residential property and selecting “Calculate.” The estimated breakdown will then be displayed, along with the “Grand Total.” To check the tax class for your property, you can contact the City Finance Department, at 250-787-8150. – Advertisement -However, any questions regarding you current value assessment should be directed to the BC Assessment Authority, at 1-800-990-1160. The city stresses the MPT calculator is an estimator only and, uses the 2008 tax rates established by City Council. Thus, new rates for this year, which may be established by Council during its budget deliberations, could lead to a change in results generated by the calculator.last_img read more

Woman killed, two injured in Lancaster crash

first_imgLANCASTER – A 25-year-old woman was killed and two other people were critically injured in a traffic accident in Lancaster, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash occurred on Lancaster Road, near Munz Ranch Road, about 7:40 p.m. yesterday, said CHP Officer David Porter. Roscynda Ann Reyes, 25, of Lancaster died at the scene, coroner’s investigator John Kades said. Two other people were airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills in critical condition, he said. No further details were immediately available. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

COMPETITION: Win tickets to a Celtic Feast Show at An Grianan Hotel!

first_imgWould you like to dine at an award-winning spectacular show this June Bank Holiday Sunday?An Grianan Hotel is hosting one of their thrilling Celtic Feast Nights this Sunday, June 4th 2017, and we have two tickets to give away to one lucky reader!These very special nights allow guests to dine with the gods and warriors of mythological Ireland, indulge in a hearty meal with free wine and meal, and have an unforgettable experience of history and entertainment. Want to WIN two tickets? All you have to do is click here to go to the Donegal Daily Facebook page, find this post on the timeline, and answer this question correctly to be entered into the draw:What Legend is the Celtic Feast Night centred around?Alternatively, email your name, answer and address to donegalcompetitions@gmail.com, with AN GRIANAN HOTEL in the subject line.The answer lies in this video: The exciting Celtic Feast Nights take place this year on these remaining dates: 4th June, 6th August, 27th August, 28th October, 10th December.Guests arrive to a welcome glass of An Grianan Hotel’s finest Mead to a backdrop of live traditional Irish music in the foyer plus exciting photo opportunities to remember the evening. For 8pm sharp, guests are asked to take their seats and steady themselves for a magical Celtic Feast.A ‘Hearty local produce four-course meal’ awaits with fine wine and our best Mead being served throughout the night. Between courses, the delightful Goddess Danu will tell the legend of the Tuatha De Danann Race of Gods & Warriors in Irish mythology through song, dance and graphical illustrations. You will enjoy the live performances from Arlene McLaughlin’s stunning ‘Siamsa Gael Dance Troupe’ plus, relive the jaw-dropping first Battle of Moytura re-enactment between King Nuada of the Tuatha De Danann and the Evil Sreng of the Fir Bolg.It really is a magical night of entertainment that just has to be experienced by all the family. Tickets may be purchased from An Grianan Hotel Reception or online on angriananhotel.com Adult: €40, 10 – 12: €30, 6 -9: €20, under 6: Free (Group options available) ‘A Unique & Magical Night Awaits!’ To book you ticket now contact An Grianan Hotel here:+353 74 93 68900 | info@angriananhotel.com | www.angriananhotel.comCOMPETITION: Win tickets to a Celtic Feast Show at An Grianan Hotel! was last modified: May 31st, 2017 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)Tags:An Grianan HotelCeltic Feastcompetitioneventslast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: ROGER IS TOO GOOD ON THE ‘GREEN’ AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club News: The Galetacht team was in Rosapenna on Saturday and Anthony Gallagher was victorious winning on a BOT from Cornie Mc Mullen. Well done to everyone who travelled and played in testing conditions. Thanks to Rosapenna for having the course in great condition on the day. The Challenge Cup entry sheet is on the notice board and anyone wanting to play in this competition needs to have their name entered by the 16th of May.We are entering the time of the year where all the cub teams will be trying to progress through the different competitions. We wish every Captain and their teams the best of luck. Let’s hope we can have a team that can go on a winning streak this year. Some of our club members have organised a trip abroad for the next week and we hope the sun shines when they are away and we look forward to hearing the tales on the golf courses when they return.We will have an exciting night in the clubhouse this Saturday night. The final part of the “Come Dine With Me” takes place with everyone coming to the clubhouse afterwards. Sarah and Kevin are also putting a very attractive Food menu together for anyone wishing to have a meal at the clubhouse on Saturday Evening from 6pm to 8pm (Very Keen Prices). There will be music in the clubhouse afterwards by the band “men Who knew Too much”. This promises to be a great night and you will not want to miss it.Anyone that has to play a match in the mixed foursomes need to get arrangements put in place to get the match played as time is running out. There has been a lot of matches played over the last few days with some notable results already. The time sheet for the Pro Am is almost full up so if you want to enter a team contact the club soon.The next seniors ladies & gents open is on Monday the 11th May.Results;Wednesday 22nd April open gents stableford1st Roger Green 46pts 2nd Leslie Sterritt 39PtsSaturday 25th April open gents 4BBB1st Derek Wilson/Mathew Dunne 40ptsSunday 26th April Gents club monthly medal 1st Fergus Mullen 66BOT2nd Derek Porter 66BOTGross Daniel Gallagher 693rd Dan Sweeney 66Cat: Paddy Hegarty 721st9 Paul Smyth 29.52nd9 John Hanna 31.5There are a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 29th of April 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 2nd of May 2015 – Open singles Competition• Sunday 3rd of May 2015 – Gents Stroke Competition4 BBB Winter Open Competition:We are in the last month of this competition. I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with whoever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in May. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month. We had no team from the club to qualify in 4th place last month!!!.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: ROGER IS TOO GOOD ON THE ‘GREEN’ AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: April 29th, 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Henry primed for Monaco job as Jardim exit confirmed

first_imgThey have won just one of their opening nine games and currently sit 18th in Ligue Un.In a club statement, Jardim said: “I’m grateful and proud to have been Monaco coach for more than four years. I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco’s vice president and chief executive officer, added: “I want to thank Leonardo with deepest respect for all the work he has done.“Leonardo has established himself as a reference in Europe and leaves behind a very positive balance sheet. His passage will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club.“Leonardo will still be part of the Monaco family. ” 2 2 Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim after four years in charge, with Thierry Henry primed to replace him.Jardim led the French club to their first Ligue Un title in 17 years in 2017 but has paid the price for a woeful start to this season. Leonardo Jardim has been axed following a poor start to the campaign Henry, Arsenal’s legendary record goalscorer, is reportedly in pole position to take over at the Stade Louis II stadium.The World Cup winner, who began his career at Monaco, is eager to kick off his managerial career and is understood to have already held talks with the club about replacing Jardim.Henry had been linked with the Aston Villa vacancy before they appointed Dean Smith as their new boss.He has been working as a coach with the Belgium national team but recently made it clear he wants to become a manager. Thierry Henry is close to landing the managerial job at Monaco last_img read more