New cars to light up Dover

first_img THUNDERSPORT 2 Meanwhile, the big warriors will go hard in Thundersport 2: Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore will renew rivalry with, Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg. There is no love lost between the two, and the match-up of Gore’s Audi TT DTM and Gregg’s Radical RXC promises to be epic. David Summerbell is promising that he will have a lot to say and is hoping to get past his reliability issues from last year. Captain Mark Carey is returning to Dover with a Mitsubishi Mivec. Chris Campbell and Peter Rae say they are ready and arriving from will be Trinidad Kristian Boodoosingh. There will be a total of 10 car races and drivers will cover between 5 and 7 laps for a total of 82 laps. The bike racing promises to be thrilling as four of the Class B riders including Class B Champion Mario Woon will move up to Class A to give Kyle Reynolds some intense competition. There will be four bike races covering six laps each. First race starts at 10.30 a.m. and the final race roars off at 3:45 p.m. neville.graham@gleanerjm.com Dover Raceway St Ann comes alive on Easter Monday with Total Lubricants Carnival of Speed. President of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club Monique Gibbs is promising that those who make the journey will be rewarded with fast-paced action, keen tussles, bruising wheel-to-wheel competition, and drivers promising to leave it all out on the track. “I can tell you, the drivers will be going all out on Monday. We’ve set up a packed schedule and already we can report that the grids will be full. Some veterans that we’ve not seen in a long time have got new cars and are ready to go, while the young guns will be blazing,” Gibbs said. The Modified Production (MP) Class will be the one to watch at the Dover Carnival of Speed. The young guns will go head to head in MP2 as reigning 2016 Series Champion Fraser ‘Frazz’ McConnell took a break from school in Canada just to step into his new ride. He brings his new TruJuice Honda Civic crew chief and father Peter ‘Pops’ McConnell says both car and driver will deliver. “It’s all specced out for MP2, so that will see Frazz stepping up in class out of the bracket racing. The car has been immaculately prepared by the Moodie team at NG (New Generation) Racing and Frazz will be ready since he’ll be getting in some seat time by practicing Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” Pops McConnell reported. Frazz McConnell will match up against long time friend and teammate William ‘Wings’ Myers in a similarly prepared Honda Civic. The silky-smooth and skilful driving style of McConnell should be a foil to the determined, never-say-die style of Myers. The contest should be worth going miles to see. Pops McConnell is likening the match-up to Formula 1. “Both are very good friends and teammates, but they are also competitors. We have our own version of (Nico) Rosberg and Lewis (Hamilton), two great drivers, two good cars on the same team. It should be interesting,” McConnell said. In the modified Production Class 1, Colin Daley makes his entry to circuit racing. He is moving from go-karting to match up against MP1 champion Nicholas Barnes.last_img read more

Conversation with Chris Wolo

first_imgUNMIL radio’s prodigy and radio talk personality Chris Wolo joined LIB LIFE over the week to talk about where one draws the line when it comes to good broadcasting.“I consider myself a radio personality and this is important, there are a lot of people on air that don’t really know who and what they are; or know how powerful the tool they use is and how much more power they hold,” he added.While Chris Wolo has decided to create awareness to what he calls the ‘Ebola scourge’ in Liberia, he says he’s doing it for a good reason.“I am presently sporting an afro as my way to combat and create awareness. I have vow that I will not cut my hair until there is NO NEW CASE of Ebola in Liberia. I started growing my hair since I returned from vacation in August of last year,” he shared.With a brand new look, the man considered to be one of Liberia’s top music promoters and artist manager, spoke with LIB Life about what radio in Liberia really means.LIB LIFE: Hi Chris Wolo, it’s a pleasure being able to talk with you today. Can you share who you are with those who may not recognize radio’s biggest name?CHRIS WOLO: I’m Chris Wolo, a radio producer at UNMIL radio. I’m also considered one of Liberia’s music promoters and artist manager. I’ve managed some of Liberia’s finest from Theo Dankuan, Princess Pitman, Moses Swaray, Nicholas Buigar and Sametta Morris. I’m also the Country representative for Project Fame, West Africa’s biggest singing competition.LIB LIFE: That’s a pretty large stage of responsibility, what else do you do?CHRIS WOLO: Well, I’m a local Manager for International actor Van Vicker. In fact, I organize his major shows in Liberia. I’m also into events management and have been a part of almost every major event in Liberia, either as an organizer, producer, production manager or MC.  I always host the finals to a Star is Born and the Malaika Liberia Beauty pageant.LIB LIFE: You play a bigger role than just being a radio personality, which of course I know you to be. And I’ve heard you from the start producing a show on Ebola that has helped many rural counties avoid its dangers.CHRIS WOLO: Yes and this recognizing my role as a role model and also against the backdrop of having been of the two presenter/producer of the first Ebola program in Liberia.LIB LIFE: So tell us how you ended up becoming one of the known radio presenters in Liberia?CHRIS WOLO: Let’s just say I was at the right place at the right time (laughter).LIB LIFE: What do you think is the worst part about being a radio presenter/broadcaster?CHRIS WOLO: Not being able to touch lives, affect change or be passionate about what you do. Because that’s what it’s all about, your listeners are to learn something from you every time they listen to you. They want to know why you get on air, why you leave your house everyday and why you get paid.LIB LIFE: hmm, then what is the best part of radio work?CHRIS WOLO: Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess being more active in my profession with Marketing and Advertising…The creative realm really gets my adrenaline up.LIB LIFE: I see. What is radio now compared to when you started?CHRIS WOLO: A huge difference. Then there was dedication and passion for the job which made it so enviable that you wanted to be a part of it. You had to pay your dues before getting on radio. There were people to understudy. This is not an alternative career, and should never be considered as such. What I see and hear now is just sad. A far cry from what it used to be, no doubt.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Webb traps Cubs in his playoff debut

first_imgWebb shut down the Chicago Cubs with his superb sinker, and the young Arizona Diamondbacks got home runs from two of their kids in a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in their NL playoff opener. Stephen Drew homered in the fourth off Chicago ace Carlos Zambrano, pulled after six innings and only 85 pitches. Right after he left, Mark Reynolds homered on the fourth pitch from reliever Carlos Marmol to break a 1-all tie in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Conor Jackson added a sacrifice fly, and the Diamondbacks got two scoreless innings from their strong bullpen. Webb, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed four hits and struck out nine over seven outstanding innings in his postseason debut. He walked three and hit a batter. “The most exciting game so far,” Webb said. “I was able to keep them off-balance. I had pretty good stuff tonight, great off-speed. Had some great strikeouts in key situations.” The Cubs, in search of their first World Series championship in 99 years, twice got the leadoff batter to second with no outs early in the game but came away empty. Game 2 is tonight, with Ted Lilly on the mound for Chicago against Doug Davis. Zambrano gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one before he was lifted by Manager Lou Piniella in a questionable move. “He probably could have gone another inning. We’re bringing him back Sunday on three days’ rest,” Piniella said. “I took a shot with my bullpen. It didn’t work today. They’ve done it all year.” Not this time. Planning for Game 4 might have cost the Cubs in Game 1. The showdown between 18-game winners was as advertised, with Zambrano matching Webb pitch for pitch through six innings. With Zambrano gone, the Diamondbacks went ahead in the seventh. Reynolds hit Marmol’s 2-and-1 pitch just over the left-field fence for a 2-1 lead. Chris Snyder walked and went to third on Augie Ojeda’s single before Jackson came through while batting for Webb. Marmol had allowed only two runs in 25 innings after Aug. 10 for a 0.72 ERA. “His numbers are video-game numbers with the strikeouts and so forth,” Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. “Zambrano the same way.” Arizona setup man Brandon Lyon threw a perfect eighth, and closer Jose Valverde earned the save. Valverde, the NL saves leader with 47 in 54 opportunities this year, walked pinch-hitter Daryle Ward with two outs in the ninth to bring up Alfonso Soriano. He bounced into a game-ending forceout that capped an 0-for-5 night. The surprising Diamondbacks, the first team since the 1906 White Sox to have the league’s best record and worst batting average, won in a fashion typical of their 90-win regular season. They got timely hits, good defense and terrific pitching. The youngsters certainly weren’t overwhelmed by the circumstances. Drew isn’t a rookie, but is in his first full major league season. Reynolds was brought up from double-A Mobile when third baseman Chad Tracy got hurt in May. While the Diamondbacks knocked a pair out, Chicago’s RBI came on a bases-loaded infield single by Ryan Theriot to make it 1-1 with two outs in the sixth. Only three of the Diamondbacks’ starters had faced Zambrano, and Drew was not among them. His first time up he struck out looking, but he put Arizona ahead with a 432-foot drive over the pool in right-center. Sandwiched around the big hit were two defensive gems by Drew at shortstop. He made a backhand of Geovany Soto’s grounder to end the third, then he robbed Zambrano of an RBI with a leaping grab of a line drive in the fifth. After threatening twice, Chicago finally got to Webb in the sixth. Derrek Lee led off with a single, then consecutive two-out walks to Mark DeRosa and Soto – the latter on four pitches – loaded the bases. Theriot bounced one high over the head of the third baseman Reynolds. Drew fielded the ball but had no play and it was tied at 1.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NLDS: Diamondbacks ace shines. Chicago’s Zambrano is as good until he’s taken out. By Bob Baum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX – Brandon Webb won the duel in the desert. last_img read more

CZECH OUT THIS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY AT VOODOO VENUE LETTERKENNY THIS WEEKEND

first_imgYou could be on your way to Prague thanks to VoodooCZECH Out this Holiday Give-away from Voodoo Venue LetterkennyEscape away to the stunning City in Europe “Prague”, Fall in LOVE with the City of a thousand spires and beautifully preserved vintage buildings this Summer compliments of Voodoo Venue Letterkenny.Everyone’s heard of it.. The Grand City with extraordinary historic and cultural sights – definitely worth a visit!! Stroll through time in the often re-built Prague Castle which has over-looked the City since the 9th Century. Night-life in Prague is very diverse and plentiful from trendy Clubs that spin the tunes from dusk til dawn to sophisticated Wine Bars until Late night Cellar Bars and Piano Bars.Czech beer’s are among the best and cheapest in world, such as Pilsner Urquell which is the Country’s best known…Today 70% of the brewed beer worldwide can be traced back to Pilner Urquell, Staropramen and Budvar – have been equalled, and even surpassed, by a bunch of regional Czech beers and microbreweries that are catering to a renewed interest in traditional brewing.Join us at Voodoo Venue this Bank Holiday Weekend for a chance to WIN this amazing prize for two people, which includes Flights, Accommodation, Transfers and €500 spending money.This Weekends Entertainment-Voodoo Lounge:Fri 31st – Humble Earth WormsSat 1st – Project 37Sun 2nd – Red Alert Voodoo Club:Fri 31st – DJ Paddy FrielSat 1st – DJ Kevin LennonSun 2nd – DJ Ronan LennonVintage:Fri 31st – Reverly Doors open 9pmSat 1st – DJ Daithi Ramsey (Doors open 9pm Early arrival advisable)Sun 2nd – DJ Daithi Ramsey (Doors open 9pm Early arrival advisable)HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room:Fri 31st – Stephen Mc CarronSat 1st – Fintan GormleySun 2nd – Jazz Band SwingmanCheck out our Facebook for competitions and offers: https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny  CZECH OUT THIS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY AT VOODOO VENUE LETTERKENNY THIS WEEKEND was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bank holiday weekendcompetitionletterkennyPragepragueVOODOOlast_img read more

Breaking News: Judge orders jury to find man not guilty in death of motorcyclist

first_imgA Lifford man has been found not guilty by the direction of the Judge of dangerous driving causing the death of a motorcyclist.Hugh Shalvey, 34, was killed when his Honda motorbike collided with a jeep and trailer in Raphoe in October, 2014. The man driving the jeep and trailer, David McCauley, 36, was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.However, following various witnesses being heard over the past two days, Judge Terence O’Sullivan halted the trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court.It follows a plea for direction by Mr McCauley’s barrister Jonathan Kilfeather not to find his client guilty.After reviewing the evidence, Judge O’Sullivan agreed that the evidence had not reached a level to find Mr McCauley, of Drumleen, Lifford, guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.The court had heard that Mr Shalvey had been killed instantly when his Honda 900 motorbike collided with a trailer being driven by Mr McCauley.The trailer was turning right into a farmyard outside Raphoe when the accident happened.Gardai had claimed that the right indicator light on Mr McCauley’s trailer was not working.However, the accused claimed that just weeks before the accident, he had had his trailer serviced and all lights checked.Evidence in the case was given by Garda Forensic officers as well as other motorists who were in the vicinity of the crash when it happened just before 4pm on the afternoon of October 29th, 2014.Judge O’Sullivan ordered the jury of nine men and three women to find the accused not guilty of dangerous driving causing death.He said “There is no case to answer in the case of dangerous driving causing death in the evidence heard. We have a job to do that if a case doesn’t get over a certain level then we withdraw it. These are difficult cases and I would like to express my sympathies to family and friends of Mr Shalvey.Breaking News: Judge orders jury to find man not guilty in death of motorcyclist was last modified: April 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Hugh ShalveyLiffordRaphoelast_img read more

GOLF – TERRY WINS AGAIN AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWSJosie Langan , Joe Terry (winner) and Captain Michael KellyWith the summer weather well and truly here the Dunfanaghy links is looking good. The fairways are pristine the greens brilliant and the rough – well rough.All you have to do is hit it straight and stay out of the rough – according to wee James. Easier said than done, but that is exactly what Joe Terry did last Sunday to easily win the Hickey, Clarke and Langan Open Competition. The Wednesday Opens continue with good numbers on the course and again scoring was good. Stanley Johnston took the top prize this week with a super 40 points. Second place went to Martin Doherty who beat Fr S. O’Flynn (winner a couple of weeks ago) by a whisker. Robert McElhinney took the gross.The Friday 14 Hole Competition again say Charlie Roarty getting his top-up ahead of Neil McGinley. Neil always says he is not playing well yet he features quite a lot in the prizes and as for Charlie Roarty – well enough said.Then we come to a weekend of super golf and competitions including the Club Classic. The weather for the Classic was pretty good as was the scoring. There was a bit of blustery wind which made for not so easy conditions on the course.Now one would have thought that 100 points was a good score here but the seasoned Classic winners of Kevin James, P Bonner, E Gallhe and M Dunne defied the odds and crushed the rest of the field with an unbelievable score of 104 points. This is a truly awesome score – well done lads.Second place went to the team of Joe Terry, Cornie McMullan, Jimmy Keenan and Roger Green, again all seasoned players but unable to shoot a similar score to the winners. 100 points was still good enough to land second place with third and fourth being decided on BOT. The team of E McHugh, R Bell, M McGettigan and O McGettigan just managed to push their way into third place ahead of M Crossan, Noel McGinley, Aiden Fox and Brendan Fox.The longest drives went to Cathal McMonagle and (Lady) Margaret McKee. Nearest the pin was Paul Burton and (Lady) Una Diver.Sunday was the Hickey, Clarke and Langan Open Competition. Many thanks to them as they have sponsored this competition for the last 31 years and a really great array of prizes for both ladies and gents were on offer. For the Ladies results please see the Ladies notes.On the Gents side the player of the week was Joe Terry. Joe has only joined the club this year and has seen his handicap tumble as his winnings increase. Joe has played really steadily all year winning several competitions of note and last Sunday was no exception. Joe ran away with the lead carding a brilliant score of 41 points which was 3 shots ahead of nearest rival Bill McCallion. The rest of the prizes were all decided on BOT. Bill has also recently moved his handicap to Dunfanaghy so a second place was a nice bonus. Bill just managed to win his prize on BOT from our Captain Michael Kelly who also carded 38 points. Captain Michael has seen his handicap freefall in recent times which is only right as he keeps on winning things – Golf competitions and the like – loosing another shot this weekend as well Captain.Gross went to Daniel McColgan with Brendan Kelly and Colin Higgs taking the nines. The Visitors prize went to Paul Kelly.RESULTS:Wednesday 29th May 1st Stanley Johnston 40 points.2nd Martin Doherty 38 pointsGross Robert McElhinney 29 points3rd Fr Sylvester O’Flynn 37 pointsCSS 36 ptsFriday 31st May1st Charles Roarty 30 points2nd Neil McGinley 28 points.Dunfanaghy Club Classic 1st June1st Kevin James,P Bonner, E Gallhe and M Dunne2nd Joe Terry, C McMullan, J Keenan, R Green3rd E McHugh, R Bell and M & O McGettigan4th M Crossan, Noel McGinley, A & B Fox.Longest Drive Cathal McMonagleNearest the pin Paul BurtonHickey, Clarke and Langan Open 2nd June1st Joe Terry 41 points2nd Bill McCallion 38 points BOTGross Daniel McColgan 30 points BOT3rd Michael Kelly 38 points BOT1st nine Brendan Kelly 22 points BOT2nd nine Colin Higgs 21 pointsVisitor Paul Kelly 31 pointsCSS 37 pointsWelcome back to golf, after a bit of a rest, to Paddy Hegarty. Paddy hit a superb shot into the second hole to 4 inches. We were on the third tee and saw it nearly go in – we were getting our drinks orders ready but it ended up just behind the hole. Paddy then just lagged it in for a 2. Welcome back Paddy they are not all as easy as that.Keep an eye on for special offers on the meal front as our new Chef Gerry is putting together some meal deals for Friday nights. From all reports (including mine) the food is excellent at present.We have had entertainment on in the club the last two weekends as well so get in there and enjoy a night at the club.June is going to be a month of major competitions with Lady President’s day and President’s day coming up shortly but next weekend is our normal weekend competitions.GOLF – TERRY WINS AGAIN AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GAA: ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL RESULTSMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 0 – 8 0 – 6 Sean Mac Cumhaill CloughaneelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Four Masters 1 – 11 1 – 11 Gaoth Dobhair Four MastersMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 4 1 – 4 An Clochán Liath GlenswillyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Kilcar 2 – 6 0 – 7 CLG Na Cealla Beaga Kilcar14-Apr-2013 St Michael’s 2 – 11 1 – 5 St Eunans St Michael’sMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Apr-2013 Termon 0 – 7 0 – 2 Buncrana Termon14-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 2 – 8 0 – 1 Realt na Mara G.F.C The BanksBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Málainn/Malin 2 – 4 0 – 9 Naomh Conaill Connolly ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 3 – 8 2 – 3 Realt na Mara G.F.C The Banks14-Apr-2013 Termon 3 – 10 1 – 4 Buncrana TermonBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Kilcar 0 – 14 0 – 10 Killybegs Pairc Tamnaigh KilcarMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 2 – 8 1 – 5 An Clochán Liath GlenswillyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Malin 0 – 5 2 – 11 Naomh Conaill Connolly ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 0 – 6 1 – 3 Sean MacCumhaills CloughaneelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 St Michaels 0 – 4 2 – 5 St Eunans Pairc Naomh MichealMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 2 – 8 1 – 6 Letterkenny Gaels Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 CLG Carndomhnaigh 0 – 2 1 – 5 St Naul’s Carndonagh13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Leifear 0 – 5 2 – 7 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon Naomh Padraig LeifearMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Moville 1 – 4 0 – 10 Convoy MovilleCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Colmcille 1 – 12 0 – 6 Naomh Brid Naomh Colmcille13-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 2 – 8 2 – 8 Na Dúnaibh/Downings Arús Seán Ó hÉinneMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 1 – 5 4 – 9 Letterkenny Gaels Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 2 – 6 0 – 6 St Nauls CarndonaghMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 1 – 6 1 – 7 Naomh Ultan Na RossaMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Moville 2 – 6 2 – 11 Convoy MovilleCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 12 3 – 7 Downings Arús Seán Ó hÉinneMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 2 – 5 2 – 9 Naomh Ultan Na RossaCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Colmcille 3 – 7 1 – 6 Naomh Brid Naomh Colmcille13-Apr-2013 Fanad Gaels 3 – 13 0 – 6 Red Hughs Pairc Uí ShiailCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Gaeil Fhánada 1 – 11 1 – 8 Red Hughs Pairc Uí ShiailMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Milford 2 – 15 1 – 6 Urris Moyle ParkMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Milford 2 – 7 4 – 10 Urris Moyle ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Leifear 3 – 13 0 Aodh Ruadh Naomh Padraig LeifearSenior Hurling LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0 – 13 0 – 11 Sean Mac Cumhaill Father Tierney Park10-Apr-2013 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s 0 – 6 3 – 10 Setanta St Eunan’sDONEGAL NORTHU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Lifford CarndonaghU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 St Michaels 0 1 – 5 Buncrana DunfanaghyMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Glenfin 1 – 9 0 – 5 Fanad Gaels Pairce TaobhoigeU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 2 – 1 6 – 6 St Eunans Machaire GathlanMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Downings 4 – 13 2 – 8 Convoy DowningsMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Moville 3 – 17 4 – 5 Malin Moville-Carrick FieldMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 4 – 9 1 – 7 St Michaels Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba12-Apr-2013 Fanad Gaels 0 – 11 0 – 5 Milford Fanad Gaels PortsalonMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Lifford 1 – 7 2 – 11 Burt Lifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 5 – 14 1 – 6 Cloughaneely Machaire GathlanMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 2 – 6 0 – 5 Red Hughs CarndonaghMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 St Eunans 1 – 12 3 – 5 Sean MacCumhaills O Donnell Park-LetterkennyMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Glenfin 1 – 6 5 – 18 Termon Pairce TaobhoigeU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Malin 5 – 6 3 – 12 Carndonagh MalinMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Red Hughs 2 – 10 1 – 8 Burt CrossroadsU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 2 – 2 3 – 3 Milford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 St Eunans 3 – 7 0 – 2 Convoy O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Burt 4 – 8 0 – 1 Red Hughs Burt-Hibernian ParkU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Termon 3 – 5 4 – 11 Fanad Gaels The Burn RoadU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Buncrana 4 – 9 0 – 6 Gaoth Dobhair Scarvey-BuncranaU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Robert Emmets 5 – 3 4 – 5 Downings Pairc EimeadU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Naomh Padraig Lifford 0 1 – 5 Urris Lifford-Pairc Mac DiarmadaU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 3 – 4 3 – 10 St Eunans B CloughaneelyU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 8 – 12 1 – 2 St Michaels Mac Cumhaill ParkU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Glenfin 3 – 6 4 – 10 Moville Pairce TaobhoigeDONEGAL SOUTHMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 2 – 12 1 – 8 Naomh Sean Naomh ConnaillMinor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Apr-2013 Na Rossa 1 – 6 2 – 10 Kilcar Na Rossa11-Apr-2013 Bundoran 2 – 10 3 – 10 Ardara BundoranUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Apr-2013 Kilcar 12 – 7 7 – 6 Bundoran Kilcar09-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 4 – 13 1 – 5 CLG Naomh Muire Naomh ConnaillMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment09-Apr-2013 Dungloe 4 – 12 1 – 7 Naomh Conaill DungloeUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Ardara B 0 – 3 6 – 10 Naomh Columba Naomh ColumbaUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Dungloe 2 – 13 2 – 13 Ardara DungloeUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Naomh Brid 3 – 2 5 – 12 Killybegs Naomh Brid08-Apr-2013 Four Masters B 0 – 5 3 – 5 Naomh Ultan Four Masters Reversed Fixture.Game to be played in DunkineelyUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh 4 – 1 7 – 10 Naomh Naille Aodh RuadhGAA: ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: April 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more

Cape Town boosts water system

first_imgCape Town’s impressive Green Pointstadium and surrounding precinct areundergoing major renovation. (Image:Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town)Janine ErasmusThe City of Cape Town has announced a US$91-million (R786-million) upgrade to its existing water and sanitation infrastructure.This is an important part of the city’s current five-year development plan, and amounts to almost 15% of the total $650-million (R5.5-billion) capital expenditure budget for the forthcoming financial year.With the latest project Cape Town aims to further enhance its attractiveness as both a tourist and investment destination.HistoricCape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and traces its history back to the arrival of the first Dutch settlers in 1652, although Portuguese navigators had discovered the area some three centuries before. The existing infrastructure, while not quite as old as the city itself, therefore needs careful and constant maintenance.Old and leaking pipes are a financial burden to the city. Cape Town loses almost 19% of its piped water to burst pipes and leaks in homes and offices. This costs the city more than $473 000 (R4-million) every year. The international standard for such losses in other world-class cities is 15%.A complete replacement of Cape Town’s water system would cost $2.7-billion (R23-billion), said Clive Justus, the mayoral committee member for utility services. “The backlog of water mains replacement would become unmanageable if infrastructural replacement is not accelerated now,” he commented in a statement.Forward planningBy investing into and accelerating the replacement of faulty water mains, city management plans to avert a crisis such as that experienced by power utility Eskom in early 2008, when inadequate infrastructure was unable to meet the country’s power demands. The Western Cape was the hardest hit and suffered rolling blackouts for many weeks, as well as a severe dent to its economy.The international norm for water pipe replacement in terms of distance per year is 1% of the total network. Cape Town is currently replacing water pipes at a rate of 30km per year, but this is a big improvement on the 7.4km per year that was achieved just three years ago. The immediate goal is the replacement of 40km of pipes by mid-2009, which still amounts to just 0.5% of the total Cape Town network.The 8 000km wastewater system is also due for treatment. In the northern suburbs, where development is rapid, the system is under particular stress. From July 2009, a $6.6-million (R56-million) upgrade project will see the replacement of pipelines where it is most needed.Other projects currently underway include the allocation of $33-million (R280-million) to increase the capacity of the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works from 32 megalitres per day to 47. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2009. Another state-of-the-art greenfield facility is under construction at Fisantekraal, situated 10km north of Durbanville. Greenfield refers to a plant that is built on previously undeveloped land.Both plants together will provide treatment capacity for about 140 000 homes in Cape Town.Extensive upgradesThe city is in the throes of extensive upgrades in several sectors.The refurbishment of Green Point Stadium, a 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, is around 70% complete and according to the city, is on track for completion and handover in December 2009. The $520-million (R4.5-billion) project is set to become an eye-catching landmark, while the surrounding area of Green Point Common has also been revamped and will include a golf course and other sporting facilities by the time it is complete in March 2010.Cape Town’s public transport system is getting a massive overhaul with the implementation of the Integrated Rapid Transit system. Phase one, which encompasses the airport-city and the city-stadium routes, is expected to be on the road in time for the World Cup in 2010.City planners are also developing a stronger network of roads in suburban areas. This will include developments such as walking and cycling routes and better provision for public transport.Africa’s leading airportCape Town International Airport, voted by the World Travel Awards as Africa’s leading airport no less than seven times, will see the opening of its new Terminal 2010 at the end of 2009. About $118-million (R1-billion) has been ploughed into the terminal, which will accommodate the domestic and international volume until 2015. Two new parkades are also nearing completion.Business, education and private internet usage are getting a $47-million (R400-million) boost in the form of a brand-new fibre optic network. Phase one, the laying of about 202km of cable and connection points in key municipal and educational buildings, is in progress and the second phase will involve the expansion of the network to the suburbs, especially those that have no access to modern telecommunications.The fibre optic network is one of the factors that earned Cape Town a spot on the Intelligent Community Forum‘s 2008 list of the world’s most intelligent cities. It also fulfils Fifa’s stringent telecomms requirements for 2010.As if this weren’t enough, Cape Town is also investing heavily into the business of entertainment, with a $50-million (R430-million) film studio under construction just 20km out of the city. The Cape Town Film Studio will boost the filming industry in Cape Town, which is already the darling of international filmmakers. The city has seen film crews for both high-profile feature films such as Free Willy 4, Goodbye Bafana,  24: Redemption and Blood Diamond, as well as commercials, scurrying around its streets.The studio complex is expected to open its doors early in 2010.Useful linksCity of Cape TownDepartment of Water Affairs and ForestryCape Town Film StudiosCap Town International AirportCape Film Commissionlast_img read more

The writing on the wall in Odisha is for a big change: Dharmendra Pradhan

first_imgMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhanspeaks on issues pertaining to Odisha and Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal leader Naveen Patnaik’s ‘opportunistic’ politics.Looking back, was it politic to give such a build-up to the Bijepur Assembly byelection, seeing that the party lost?We will fight as hard as the Opposition is fighting the polls. In this bypoll, we were able to consolidate the party vote, we could measure our strength. Naveen Patnaik’s strength is brute power and misuse of government machinery. This will not be able to hold during the general elections as could be done in bypolls. The writing on the wall in Odisha is for a big change. That is very evident from the campaigns that we are running and the response of the public.Chief minister Naveen Patnaik says he is equidistant from the BJP and the Opposition; he has supported Prime Minister Modi on simultaneous polls but opposed him on Ayushman Bharat. How do you view his blow hot, blow cold vibe?Naveen Patnaik is one of the most opportunistic politicians of the country, in the way that he picks and chooses issues to oppose and support. He is not being equidistant but displaying equi-convenience. Odisha has had, since 2004, Assembly polls together with the general elections, so it costs him nothing to support the move for simultaneous polls. If you are so aligned to Prime Minister Modi’s thinking, then do see that his philosophy is to build Team India.Mr. Patnaik’s has objected to Central review of all major social sector projects, whether it is on the question of aspirational districts, health or even Swachh Bharat. He stood on the shoulders of Vajpayeejiand Advanijito stabilise himself. It has been his strategy to speak of equidistance and confuse everyone, and to manage the Opposition in this way. In 2009, he broke his alliance with us, and managed the Congress for four months and stayed in power. In 2014, he took the Leader of the Opposition to his side. So his so-called equidistance has nothing to do with ideology.You are supporting the demand to designate the song Bande Utkala Janani as the State anthem. Isn’t this a move to encourage sub-regional nationalism?In 1936, Odisha was the first State to be declared a linguistic one, after an agitation for a greater Odisha. We have been singing this song since then. Why did we raise this issue? Naveen Patnaik has a tendency to raise issues that he has nothing to do with or has no jurisdiction over, like registering hockey as the national game. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is a regional party. The Odisha Assembly had passed a resolution asking that it be made a State anthem, in 2006, under the BJD regime. Why wasn’t it done?You have attacked the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government over the Mahanadi dispute — does that make for a conflict of interest?Wasn’t there a conflict of interest over the dispute over Narmada water in the past? Won’t Karnataka BJP and Tamil Nadu BJP speak about the interests of their State unit when it comes to the Cauvery river dispute? Every State unit, regardless of the party, has a narrative and commitment to fulfil and reflect the aspirations of that State; for that we took a stand and we will not allow Odisha’s interests to be compromised.The BJD has failed on the irrigation front in Odisha. As Prime Minister Modi pointed out last month, the State hasn’t been able to save even one millimetre of water from running off into the sea. To hide this failure, the BJD government has picked a fight with Chhattisgarh, and the latter on its part did selective interpretations of the rules. They (Chhattisgarh) have made a few dams upriver and which they say are for irrigation purposes of under 2,000 hectares but are also being deployed for industrial use and do not therefore, have to go to the Central Water Commission (CWC). The law of the land is grey on what comes under the CWC and only deals with irrigation. We have protested that.BJD leader Baijayant Panda recently quit the party. Will he be joining the BJP?Any right-thinking person cannot stay with the BJD as it is functioning today. Anybody who believes in the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and the BJP ideology is welcome.What do you make of recent attempts at forging an Opposition unity against the BJP?Even in the 2014 polls the same forces were ranged against us. These parties want to polarise society and come to power but the mood in the country has changed. Polls since 2014 prove Prime Minister Modi’s popularity is undiminished.last_img read more

Will fill space lost by AAP, SAD: Khaira

first_imgSukhpal Singh Khaira, who resigned from the primary membership of the AAP, said on Monday that his new outfit will fill the political space “lost” by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab. He also said that he would announce the name of his new political outfit on Tuesday. Mr. Khaira, who has not resigned as MLA, dared the AAP leadership to get him disqualified under the anti-defection law.The legislator from Bholath had quit the AAP on Sunday, six months after he was ousted from the post of Leader of Opposition. “Both the SAD and the AAP have lost political space in Punjab. The AAP lost space because of wrong policies and the Akali Dal over sacrilege issues. To fill this vacuum and for the cause of Punjab, we are going to announce a new political party tomorrow,” Mr. Khaira told reporters here.‘AAP targeting me’ “I have resigned from the primary membership of the party. They want me to leave the seat and again contest the election to test popularity. They are full of hatred and targeting me,” he said. Mr. Khaira said the Punjab Democratic Alliance would meet later this week to a take a call on whether to contest the Lok Sabha polls or not.last_img read more