Go for Gold routs Marinerong Pilipino, gains share of lead

first_imgPBA IMAGESGo for Gold-College of St. Benilde obliterated Marinerong Pilipino-TIP, 86-71, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday.The Scratchers avenged their first-round defeat to the Engineers and are now tied with Che’lu Bar and Grill at the top of the standings with similar 7-2 win-loss records.ADVERTISEMENT “We might not be able to score much every game but defense we have a chance to take every game,” Go For Gold head coach Charles Tiu said.Go For Gold scored 11 fastbreak points compared to the Engineers’ two.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 Scratchers also sank 11 triples in the match out of 29 attempts and buried 17 out of the 19 free throws.Jai Reyes dropped 19 poonts and eight rebounds for the Scratchers while Dan Wong followed suit with 14 markers. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Abu Tratter scored 16 points for the Engineers in a losing effort. Compton hopes resolute Aces become inspiration to ‘the little guys’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

US Open ’18: On the clock! 25-second countdown’s Slam debut

first_imgAnd while neither was a big fan of introducing digital readouts on court to show the 25-second countdown before each first serve, the two men with a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles seem ready to accept that they must abide by a change intended to add uniformity to their sport.“I just need to go faster,” Nadal said, matter-of-factly.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’Djokovic’s take: “I’m pretty comfortable with it.”Both got a chance to see what this new, stricter world will look like during a test run at a handful of hard-court tuneup tournaments over the past month. Alvarez slams ‘hypocrite’ Golovkin ahead of rematch Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal He said players already have been docked as much as $1,500 during recent tournaments.“The intent is not to fine players. The intent is to get players used to this new procedure and also to truly build consistency,” Widmaier said, “so the matches start when they’re supposed to start for television and for fans.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Some of the guys might think this is targeted to them,” said Gayle Bradshaw, executive vice president for rules and competition on the men’s tour.Referring to Nadal and Djokovic, specifically, Bradshaw added: “They’ll adjust. And I think for Rafa, it’s going to be a benefit: Him wearing down the other guy.”The U.S. Tennis Association, ATP and WTA are tracking what competitors, spectators and TV broadcasters make of the new system. Reviews from players so far have mostly been positive or indifferent, although Serena Williams said she’s “not a fan of it at all.”“You’re aware of it. You certainly look at it and notice it. I do think it’s a good thing,” said Andy Murray, a three-time major champion. “It’s one of those things in tennis that is so stupid: The players were sort of expected to sort of be counting to 25 in their head. … How are you supposed to know how much time you’re actually taking?”Wimbledon semifinalist John Isner and others noted they would step to the line to serve and still have plenty of time — sometimes 10 seconds or more — left, enabling them to catch their breath or think about how to approach the next point.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a ball boy stands next to the serve clock during a match between Kei Nishikori, of Japan, and Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Any discussion of the serve clocks that will make their Grand Slam debut during the U.S. Open’s main draw starting Monday, and could become a regular part of tennis as soon as next year, inevitably turns to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.They are two of the greatest players in history — and two of the slowest between points. For one thing, Djokovic’s incessant bouncing of the ball before a service toss delays things. So do Nadal’s habitual mannerisms: the touching of the nose, the tucking of the hair, the grabbing at the shorts, and on it goes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I didn’t feel rushed at all, by any means,” Isner said. “Maybe it can slow you down.”That might have contributed to one unintended consequence during the three men’s tournaments where clocks were used for qualifying and main draws: longer matches. It’s a small sample size, and, of course, it’s dependent on the particulars of individual contests — nearly 30 percent more matches went to 7-5 or a tiebreaker in the third set in 2018 than 2017 at those events. But third sets lasted an average of 5 minutes longer this year than last year. First sets were nearly 1 1/2 minutes longer this year while second sets were a minute shorter.Servers were warned 74 times and returners received nine warnings at the ATP and WTA tournaments with the clocks.It’s possible this setup will become more widespread as soon as 2019; the ATP Board could consider that for the men’s tour during its U.S. Open meeting.The amount of time taken between points has been a subject of discussion in tennis for quite a while now, just as other sports are concerned about whether events that take too long are losing viewers in this age of short attention spans and competition for eyeballs (take Major League Baseball’s limits on mound visits, time between innings and movement toward a pitch clock).“This just makes it a little more transparent, a little more visible,” U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer said. “North American fans are used to shot clocks. They actually expect this sort of thing.”There already was a time limit in tennis, but it was entirely up to a chair umpire’s discretion, because no one — most importantly players, but also folks in the stands and TV viewers — knew exactly how many seconds had elapsed. Now it will be apparent to everyone, much like a shot clock in the NBA and college basketball or a play clock in the NFL and college football.The serve clocks — along with a strict 7-minute period from when players enter a court until a match begins, also shown on digital readouts — were tested during 2017 U.S. Open qualifying.The basics of the serve clock: After announcing the score, chair umpires start the countdown (they have leeway to wait if a particularly long point merits an extra pause). If the 25 seconds expire before the service motion begins on a first serve, the server will receive a warning, then be assessed a fault for each subsequent violation (second serves are supposed to happen without delay, so clocks won’t be used). If the returner isn’t ready at the end of 25 seconds, first comes a warning, then the loss of a point with every other violation.The basics of the pre-match period: Clocks will count a minute from when players step on court until the coin toss, 5 minutes for the warmup, then another minute until the opening point. Delays can result in fines of up to $20,000, according to USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

No rest for Paul Desiderio on cusp of PBA dream

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Paul Desiderio is still in his celebratory mood.The captain, who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP basketball Finals appearance in 32 years had his first taste of PBA action when he participated in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.ADVERTISEMENT UP finished the eliminations as the third seed with an 8-6 record and fought its way to its first championship series since winning the title in 1986.Desiderio said there’s some pressure especially after he led the Fighting Maroons to the finals as their emotional leader, but it also gave him the stock to become a potential first rounder.“Of course there’s some pressure because I was fresh off the UAAP Finals,” said Desiderio who, along with UP teammate Diego Dario, are the only two applicants of the 47 that applied straight out of college. “The UP community expects much out of us, but I’m just euphoric I’m in this level.”“The finals were really a big help to my stock because if we weren’t in the finals I wouldn’t be even known at this kind of level.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Desiderio, who’s always maintained a happy-go-lucky attitude outside the court, was still brandishing a wide smile and he said he’s still on a high after the Fighting Maroons featured in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.“I think I haven’t rested one bit,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, I have no choice but to do this so I can achieve my dream of playing in the PBA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDesiderio’s Fighting Maroons got swept in the championship round with Ateneo taking its 10th title in two games.Despite the loss in the lone finals, and Final Four, of his collegiate career, Desiderio said he wouldn’t be in his position if not for the inspiring run UP had in Season 81. A look at the unbeaten and the winless in college basketball ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nonprofit Organization Appeals for Tax Relief on Farm Tractors

first_imgKesseh explains his frustrations to farmers about the LRA’s refusal to grant tax relief on the farm tractors he imported.A nonprofit organization “Kesseh Foundation INC” is appealing to the Liberian Government to grant tax relief on its two farm tractors imported in to country.Mr. Kesseh Yeleboe, head of the organization, told the Daily Observer during a recent visit to his home town that he is finding it very difficult to clear the tractors at the Free Port of Monrovia due to taxes imposed by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).According to him the Kesseh Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2016 to help smallholder farmers increase productivity in Boinsen District, Bong County.According to him, he has spoken with the LRA on the matter but they denied his request.“The authority at the LRA do not believe my testimony. They are saying that I am not telling the truth,” he said.Yeleboe said that he has raised money over the years in the United States of America for the purpose of helping poor farmers in his home town mechanize crop production.“We cannot become self-sufficient in food production through ‘manual’ labor. Liberia must prioritize using modern equipment to become food secure. This is why I bought the tractors to buttress government’s efforts,” he stated.He said that the tractors in questioned cost US$6,000 and the LRA is imposing a tax of US$6,000.“I do not have the funds that the LRA is requesting. I am appealing that they relieve the tax for the farmers to access the tractors to expand their farms,” added.Yeleboe said that he is working with more than 100 farmers from four villages in the district to cultivate large area of land that will be developed with different crop varieties,” adding that proceeds from the farm will benefit individual farmers.Farmers in Boinsen District wanting to retire from manual labor, as they await the farm tractors.“Farmers are working harder every year and not producing enough to support their families. Many years ago, people in this district never bought imported rice on the market as compared to today. The villagers are lacking food most often because the Government have failed to support them,” he Yeleboe said.He said that the farm tractor can also be used to improve the deployable road conditions in the areas.Moses D. Semineh, a farmer, told our reporter that farmers in the district are finding it difficult to produce more food for their families,” adding that with the provision of a farm tractor they will be able to increase production.“We are lacking the necessary supports from the Government to feed the nation. The initiative taken by our son “Kesseh” is laudable. We are cultivating large area of land with cutlasses and we really need the tractors to enable us de-stump and plough the land. We want to appeal to the Government to release the tractors,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finance Ministry still to provide missing financial statements

first_imgAudit of Lotto Fund-despite Gov’t being called out for unverified spending in 2017 audit reportIt has been over a year since the Audit Office of Guyana reported in its 2017 report that millions of dollars from the Guyana Lottery Fund could not be properly accounted for given the absence of crucial financial information.Fast forward to 2019 and according to Auditor General Deodat Sharma, such information has still not been presented by the Ministry of Finance.“I had said the financial statements were not presented for the years 2015 to 2017. We are still awaiting those statements,” the Auditor General said in a brief interview with this publication on Monday.According to Sharma, the responsibility to submit those statements lies with the Ministry of Finance’s Accountant General’s office, where a committee was supposed to prepare the statements.“At present, I’m still awaiting a response in terms of the arrears. But there was a special investigation being done but my thing is they should present their accounts for audit,” Sharma said.In his 2017 report, the AG wrote that “the last set of audited accounts was for the year 2013 and at the time of this report, the Audit Office was awaiting the signed financial statement for the year 2014 to finalise the audit. However, financial statements were not presented for audit for the years 2015 to 2017”.He had also stated that “in the absence of audited financial statements for the years 2015 to 2017 it was not possible to verify the completeness, accuracy and validity of the revenue and expenditure for the Guyana Lottery Commission for those years”.Money from the funds has found its way as far as the controversial D’Urban Park Project, for which Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Irfaan Ali, had previously requested that further probing be done by the Auditor General. In his 2015 report, the AG had listed some $36.5 million in lotto funds being used for rehabilitative works.Ali had stated that these requests were in relation to follow-ups from the findings that had been included in the AG’s 2015 Report. In his 2015 report, the Auditor General had said that following checks on the accounts, it was found that while Government transferred $1 billion of the lotto money to the Consolidated Fund in 2015, it held onto just over half a billion dollars to remain under the control of the Ministry of the Presidency and it spent $305 million on various activities.But the audit into the D’Urban Park Project has always been hindered by a lack of access to pertinent information, with the Audit Office being forced to write to the Public Infrastructure Ministry requesting documents.The controversy surrounding the D’Urban Park Project exploded when it was revealed to the public that now Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine sat as a Director of a secret company, which was established to collect funds from private companies to develop the Jubilee Park.This information was initially omitted by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson when he was being drilled by Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly in 2016.The Ministry of FinanceThe Audit Office of Guyanalast_img read more

Politicians must lay out plans for oil sector; preventing Dutch disease – AmCham President

first_img– as Zulficar Ally re-elected as President; new board installed– AMCHAM membership reaches 61 in first yearThe importance of the oil sector means politicians must be articulate and transparent about what they intend to do to manage the sector and its risks. This is the view of Zulficar Ally, President of the American Chamber (AmCham) of Commerce in Guyana.The AmCham head table, which featured US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch (2nd, left)Ally was at the time speaking during AmCham’s inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday. The AGM was held at the Marriott Hotel, and featured members of the private sector and civil society.In his remarks, Ally noted the importance of the country — including the private sector and ordinary Guyanese — knowing where politicians stand on critical issues, like oil and gas, before they go to the polls.“AmCham has already started discussions with other partners, to play our part in the upcoming national and regional elections through the hosting of national debates with our political leaders,” Ally said.“Our aim is to ensure that politicians running for office speak clearly about their policies and programmes for the development of the private sector, the promotion of trade, and their plans and timelines for managing Guyana’s natural resources.”Ally pointed out that having this knowledge can be the difference between electing leaders who lead Guyana down the wrong path and Dutch disease, or leaders who will oversee economic prosperity.‘Dutch disease’ is an economic term used to define an imbalance in the local economy of an oil producer that can include rising currency values, non-competitive exports, and the decline of traditional sectors.Already, the traditional sectors have shown serious signs of decline, with gold, rice and sugar in trouble. Analysts have theorized that Guyana’s growth rate is being driven largely by the effects of the burgeoning oil sector, compared to these sectors.Meanwhile, Ally also revealed that approximately 61 businesses joined the chambers for the last year, while over 100 applications are pending. Ally also encouraged these businesses to be outspoken about their concerns, and to provide feedback. He noted that efforts are being made to enhance opportunities for its membership, such as hosting events to allow them to network.Ally was subsequently re-elected as President of AmCham at the AGM. Serving alongside him are Clairmont Cummings, Managing Director of Corum Group, as First Vice President; General Manager of Sol Guyana, Liz Wyatt, as Second Vice President, and Attorney-at-law Devindra Kissoon of London House Chambers as Third Vice President and Legal Counsel. Finance Controller of Namilco, Fitzroy Mcleoud, was returned as Treasurer of the Chamber.The Board of Directors also include ExxonMobil Country Manager Rod Henson; Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Hess Corporation, Alex Mistri; Fix It Hardware Chief Executive Officer Paul James, Ramps Logistics representative Marisca Jordan, Namilco Financial Controller Fitzroy Mcleoud, and Macorp Guyana General Manager Guillermo Escarraga.Also included are Republic Bank Deputy General Manager Parbatie Khan, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company CEO Justin Nedd, Guyana Marriott Hotel General Manager Edwardo Reple, Red Entertainment CEO Saskia Wijngaarde, and Massy Group Guyana representative Navendra Thakur.AmCham Guyana was launched in August of last year with a stated objective of promoting trade and business between the United States and Guyana. This came after ExxonMobil’s oil finds put Guyana on the global map, leading to increased interest from foreign investors.Many AmCham branches exist in countries all around the world, including in nearby Trinidad. It was only this year that AmCham Guyana collaborated with its Trinidad counterparts to host a Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference.The one-day event, held on July 17 under the theme “Preparing for sustainable development”, featured an appearance from Exxon Guyana’s Production Manager Mike Ryan, who endeavoured to give an account of his company’s health and safety policies, stressing that ExxonMobil puts the safety of its workers above business and profits.last_img read more

Zlatan, Ronaldo and Tevez in surprising moves! You won’t believe some of these endorsements

first_imgDuring his illustrious career, Ronaldinho has graced a fair number of global brands, from EA Sports’ FIFA series to Coca-Cola.  Since returning to Brazil, however, his endorsements have taken a less standard route, with the star appearing on the packaging of ‘Sex Free’ condoms during his stint with Atlético Mineiro.Kevin Keegan: Sugar PuffsFrom Jackie Milburn to Alan Shearer, Newcastle United have had their fair share of legendary No. 9s. For some reason, however, the Honey Monster – who scored an admittedly fictional winner for Kevin Keegan’s side at Wembley in 1996 – doesn’t get nearly as much credit as his peers.Carlos Tevez: Cartoon NetworkAs if you couldn’t tell from his goal celebrations, Carloz Tevez is quite the dancer. In fact, he’s so good Cartoon Network even poached him to advertise for the Latin American region of their children’s programming. Jose Mourinho: His Coat and Scarf 1 Sideline fashion isn’t entirely unheard of, but a manager actually being endorsed for what they wear on the bench is a new development. For Jose Mourinho, that means sticking to his trademark coat and scarf whatever the weather according to The Telegraph, even when his counterparts opt for the more sensible polo shirt.Pat Jennings: Oil FiltersWho do you turn to when you want to advertise oil filters? Ah, yes, world-class goalkeepers like Pat Jennings, that’s who. It’s hard to tell exactly what UniPart or Jennings saw in this partnership, but at least we have this timeless footage of the former Spurs and Arsenal stopper doing what he did best while dressed as an oil filter.Bobby Moore: The Pub IndustryThere are plenty of reasons to view Bobby Moore as a football hero, but his support of the pub industry shouldn’t go overlooked alongside his 1966 World Cup heroics. He part-owned a few pubs of his own after his playing career, and is seen here encouraging viewers to ”look in at the local”. Admittedly, though, it is a bit weird to see someone turning up to their local pub in a suit and tie. Different times.Pele: Erectile DysfunctionGot erection problems? Talk to your doctor. Pele would. The Brazil icon has been a long-time supporter of Pfizer’s Viagra products as part of his promotion of men’s health awareness. Having won league titles in four different countries, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is used to the sweet smell of success, but it was still something of a surprise to hear that the Swede is launching his own fragance range.Due to launch, fittingly, in August as the new season kicks off, only time will tell – or smell – whether the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s foray into the world of perfume is as successful as his forays into the penalty box.But Ibrahimovic is merely following in the footsteps of a long line of unlikely footballer endorsements, some of which make Eau de Zlatan seem positively sensible.Cristiano Ronaldo: Facial FitnessEver wondered how Cristiano Ronaldo maintains his good looks? It appears it’s all thanks to this obscure Japanese facial fitness device… not that we have any idea how it works. According to the Japan Times, the Real Madrid star was the “only person“ beauty company MTC thought could accurately represent their product.Ronaldinho: Condomscenter_img 1 1last_img read more

CHARITY WEEKEND IN CASHELARD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DONEGAL CANCER BUS SERVICE

first_imgThe 2nd annual Marquee in Cashelard Big Charity Weekend takes place this August Bank Holiday weekend, 29th-31st July 2016, at Whoriskey’s Pub, Cashelard, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. This years event is an expansion on last year’s Fonsie Bogle Music Extravaganza, in memory of Fonsie, who died in September 2013, which raised in excess of €11,000 for the Donegal to Galway Cancer Bus. The event is organised by Farrah Bogle & Brendan Whoriskey. This year’s line-up:Friday 29th July: Big country dance night with Declan Nerney and his band live in the Marquee, plus support from local duo Vincie & Anne. Music from 9.30pm until late. Admission €10, and tickets can be bought at Whoriskey’s, Cashelard, or from Farrah directly. Please call Farrah on 086 1623835 for any queries.Saturday 30th July: Fonsie Bogle Memorial Night. This night sees the much awaited re-launch of Fonsie Bogle and Frankie McKiernan’s popular release ‘The Irish Colleen’, which has never been released in CD format before. Music on the night by popular 5 piece band, ‘Inside Out’ (formerly La Vida Loca), Farrah Bogle & special guests from 9.30pm. There will also be a pig on the spit served.Sunday 31st: Family Fun Day, BBQ, 5k Run and much more in association with the Breesy Centre. Please call Michael at the Breesy Centre for any queries. Live music throughout the day and night in the bar and marquee with ‘Inch Ramblers’ and much much more. Mega fundraising draw will take place in the bar at 5pm for the chance to win a break away in Lisdoonvarna or Tralee thanks to the White Hotel group, plus a host of other fantastic prizes. Lines are now available at all local outlets, and cost €2 a line, or 3 lines for €5. CHARITY WEEKEND IN CASHELARD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DONEGAL CANCER BUS SERVICE was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Cashelarddonegal cancer busfonsie bogleweekend festivallast_img read more

Celtic season ticket demand surpasses 50,000 after treble-winning campaign

first_img Brendan Rodgers guided the Hoops through a memorable maiden campaign 1 Celtic have gone through the 50,000 mark for season tickets sold for 2017-18.Demand is high following a unique and historic treble-winning season where Brendan Rodgers’ side went unbeaten domestically.The Parkhead club have won six consecutive Ladbrokes Premiership titles and begin their quest for Champions League football next season in the qualifiers which start in mid-July.A statement on the club’s official website read: “We are delighted that so many fans want to share in this exciting season and everyone at Celtic would like to sincerely thank our season book holders for their continued commitment to the club.“As ever, we will be doing all we can to ensure that it is another successful season.”last_img read more

JAMES IS PLANNING A 22 MILE SPLASH – WITHOUT LEAVING THE POOL!

first_imgAn 18 year old teenager is planning to swim a staggering 22 miles – without even leaving his local swimming pool.James Garvey says he has been planning the idea for the past two years and is now close to pulling it off.James will now compete the epic swim in aid of cystic fibrosis which will take a him a colossal 18 hours. James has chosen Ballyshannon Swimming pool for the swim marathon after staff there were very into him.“It will be no easy feat, but i believe this it what it will take to get the attention from the public that we need to help raise the funds to make a difference for people with cystic fibrosis.

You can imagine the amount of training that this is going to take, when you think about it, this swim is nearly same length as a marathon, and will take me around 18 hours to complete,” he said.James, who is from Castlederg, says Ballyshanon swimming Pool have really got behind the project,” he said.”I was looking for a swimming pool that would be kind enough to give me a lane in there pool for 18 hours, luckily i found ‘Ballyshannon Leisure Centre’, who in all honestly could not have been any more accommodating and helpful with the whole idea of opening the swimming pool at 4am, to let me start the 22 mile swim. I can not thank them enough,” he said. All the funds raised will be going to cystic fibrosis charities both in the south and north of Ireland.Cystic fibrosis or CF, is an inherited disease of the secretory glands. Secretory glands include glands that make mucus and sweat”Inherited” means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes. People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease—one from each parent. The parents likely don’t have the disease themselves.CF mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyJAMES IS PLANNING A 22 MILE SPLASH – WITHOUT LEAVING THE POOL! was last modified: February 3rd, 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:Ballyshannon Leisure CentreJames McGarveyswimlast_img read more