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San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian

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first_imgShowing no signs of rust from their 19-day layoff, the Red Lions started the game like a house on fire with a 10-2 opening blast and went on to establish an 18-point lead, 32-14, after Bolick and AC Soberano drilled back-to-back threes with 8:51 remaining in the second quarter.But the Golden Stags bounced back, relying on the duo of Michael Calisaan and Jayson David to inch closer and cut the deficit to as low as four, 52-48, late in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHowever, San Beda’s poise prevailed in the end as Mocon and Bolick put on the finishing touches to claim the win.“19 days off is really tough. But I give full credit to my players. They sacrificed a lot in preparation for this game,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We lost against Lyceum and I know people have been doubting us, but the players believed in themselves. I gave them my trust and they gave me this day.” LATEST STORIES Volleyball star Denden Lazaro declines fan who attempts ‘akbay,’ stands up to ‘suplada’ comments The Scores:SAN BEDA 76 – Mocon 23, Bolick 21, Tankoua 13, Soberano 9, Potts 6, Presbitero 4, Abuda 0, Cariño 0, Doliguez 0, Noah 0, Tongco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 71 – David 16, Costelo 15, Calisaan 10, Capobres 7, Calma 6, Gayosa 6, Bulanadi 4, Navarro 3, Ilagan 2, Mercado 2, Baetiong 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 26-11, 44-31, 57-51, 76-71. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda powered its way to the NCAA Season 93 Finals with a 76-71 victory over San Sebastian in the stepladder semis Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena and book its ticket to its 12th straight Finals appearance.Javee Mocon pumped in 23 points, 22 rebounds, and five blocks, while Robert Bolick drained 21 points on a 5-of-8 shooting from threw, on top of four boards and four assists as the two carried the Red Lions to the championship series once again.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The best-of-three championship series between Lyceum and San Beda begins on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.David paced San Sebastian with 16 points and seven rebounds, Ryan Costelo got 15 markers, three boards, and three assists, and Calisaan had 10 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.The Golden Stags may have gone down but not without a fight, slicing the lead down to five, 67-62 with 5:02 remaining.Unfortunately, Justine Mercado and Costelo were both meted with unsportsmanlike fouls in a span of a minute and the momentum went back the Red Lions’ way, allowing them to bring the lead back to 10, 72-62, with 3:41 left to play.San Beda also made a living from the charity stripe, going 25-of-36 from the free throw line against San Sebastian’s 3-of-6.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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The Challenge for Capacitating Liberian-owned Businesses (Part II )

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first_imgIn Monday’s editorial on this subject, we wrote about the role of government officials and their failure to put their people and country first in the development of business and industry in Liberia.  We touched briefly also on the role of the Central Bank of Liberia and the Liberian Business Association (LIBA) in their attempt to lift Liberians in business.Today we return to our government, and to our educational institutions and their failure to seize the opportunity to make a difference by rescuing their people from second class citizenship and from a persistent and domineering foreign presence in Liberia’s commerce and industry.We have often in our editorials alluded to certain key government Ministries and Agencies which are chiefly responsible for ensuring that Liberian business   participation is encouraged.  These Ministries are Finance, which has a serious influence because it pays the bills; Justice, including its Immigration arm that dishes out the Resident Permits; Commerce, which issues the Business Licenses without asking a single question about Liberian participation; and all the other GOL institutions that consistently dish out the contracts to foreign businesses again.We are dealing with a  government and its  officials–our own people–who could care less about their fellow Liberians in business, yet those who run Liberian businesses are their   mamas and papas, sisters and brothers and cousins and friends–yea even their children. Yet these government officials only see the short term–what they can get today from foreign businesspeople–rather than the long term—what it means for peace and stability, for the economic empowerment and wellbeing of Liberians.But what about the macroeconomic role of government in ensuring that Liberians enjoy a fair share in the national economy?  It is as though absolutely NO ONE is thinking about this.  We recall in the mid-1960s a speech by Treasury Secretary Charles D. Sherman, Liberia’s first economist, addressing foreign businessmen at the Ducor Intercontinental Hotel.  He appealed to them to consider “the little man on the street.”Here was a very powerful GOL official and his government, surrendering their   macroeconomic responsibility to put in  place policies to ensure that Liberians participate meaningfully in their economy. The thinking young people who listened to that speech considered it a sad day for Liberia–that a powerful figure like Mr. Sherman seemed to have surrendered his responsibility to use his power and influence to stand up  and make a difference on behalf of his beleaguered (broken, oppressed,  subjugated) people.It seems we still have such officials in power today in Liberia–officials who just don’t care about their own people and are quite content to see them remain in the same old state–cheated, deprived, disengaged, dejected and poor.Doesn’t the government know what to do?  How can the government just sit there and see foreigners control EVERYTHING in the country while GOL’s own people struggle so desperately and so pitifully for survival?  Does the government not know that this – the disconnect of Liberians from commerce and the economy is what brought the war?  Have they already forgotten Varney Sherman’s Independence Oration last year, that blamed the war primarily on abject poverty?The handing over of the Robertsfield Hotel to a Lebanese businessman and the sidelining of a Liberian hotelier who won the first but cancelled bid is a clear indication that this government doesn’t care. But that was two years ago.Now that the President has spoken about this glaring disconnect of her people in business, we hope that she has something up her sleeves to address it.When University of Liberia president, Dr. Emmet Dennis, took over several years ago, he pledged to   introduce a program to boost Liberian entrepreneurship.  What has happened to that program?  Is the UL Business College still not teaching Marketing?  Have the other universities followed suit?What are schools, colleges and universities for, if not to teach the courses the people need most to deliver themselves from poverty and powerlessness?The fundamental question we always ask is, how SERIOUS are we as a people?  The answer, in the current premises, is obvious: We are not a serious people.  We–all of us–better start getting serious; or otherwise sow the seeds that will take us again to the abyss, from which we may never return.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Who Is CBL’s New Governor Designate?

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first_imgNathaniel Patray, Executive Governor, Central Bank of LiberiaFollowing the resignation of former Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor, Milton A. Weeks, President George Weah on July 4, nominated a long-time financial expert, Nathaniel R. Patray as the new Governor.Patray comes to the CBL with over 27 years post graduate experience in economics, banking, and finance relevant to developing countries.Patray, 68, completed his secondary education at the College of West Africa (CWA) on Ashumn Street in 1970, and later enrolled at the Wayne County Community College, Detroit, Michigan, USA, where he obtained an Associate Degree (AA) in Business Administration.A year later, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree in Industrial Management from Detroit Institute of Technology, (now Lawrence Institute of Technology), USA; and holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Detroit, Michigan, in 1977.He underwent training at several financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA, International Bank for Reconstruction and Redevelopment (World Bank), Federal Reserve Bank, USA, African Development Bank (AfDB), Ivory Coast and the African Center for Monetary Studies (ACMS), Senegal.While at the National Bank of Liberia now CBL, Mr. Patray served in various capacities including Economist, Manager for Research Department, Deputy Governor, and Senior Executive Officer for Research, Policy, and Planning.At the CBL, Patray served as Senior Executive Officer for Administration, working directly with the Executive Governor and Deputy Governor in administering the work of the various departments by assisting them in formulating administrative, monetary and financial policies in the context of the macro-economy and appropriate implementation to ensure exchange rate stability and, by extension, price stability in order to bring about economic growth and development in the country.In 1998 to 1999, the new Governor-designate also served as chairman of the CBL committee on the exchange of the “Liberty” Banknotes to the different denominations of banknotes being used in the 15 counties.Mr. Patray in 1995 also served chairman, Workshop on the “Rural Financing under Structural Adjustment Program” held under the auspices of the African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association (AFRACA), in collaboration with the National Bank of Liberia and the Central Bank of Gambia in Banjul.The new CBL Executive Governor served as chairman AIESEC, Liberia, a global theme symposium “Where is Corporate Liberia?” A question for Liberia’s economic recovery in 1992.Also in 1989, Patray was appointed as the first vice-president on the technical committee for the establishment of a Monetary Union within the Mano River Union between Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.Governor-designate Patray served as coordinator of the West African Clearing House Annual meeting in Liberia in 1986; he also served as editor of SportsNews, local and foreign sports news outlet published by the Monrovia/Pistons Sports Association, Inc.He retired from the CBL in 2005, and after his retirement, he was later hired by the CBL as a consultant to provide technical input and to help prepare its first Operational Manual in collaboration with an IMF Advisor, Executive Directors, and Managers of the Bank.Mr. Patray taught Economics at the University of Liberia (UL) from 1978 to 1986. While at the UL, he joined the Don Bosco Polytechnic (now Stella Maris Polytechnic) as Part-time Instructor with the Arthur Barclay Business College, teaching Economic Principles (ECON:201 and 202) and have served for more than 20 years. For the past four semesters, he has been teaching Intermediate Microeconomics (304).He also joined the faculty of the Cuttington University Graduate School and Professional Studies (CUGS) in 2012 as Part-time Lecturer with the School of Business and Public Administration. Currently, he is serving as Full-time Lecturer teaching Investments (FINC: 660-01), Macroeconomic Theory one (ECON: 612-1), and Money and Banking (FINC: 662-01).On September 19, 2015, Mr. Patray received a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa, former president of Cuttington University, in recognition of valuable contribution to the University over the years.Mr. Patray authored several publications including, the Role of Government in Monetary Management (The Case of Liberia), presented in Lomé, Togo and published by the African Center for Monetary Studies, “Monetary Management in Africa”; The Growth of Private and Official Debt (The Case of Liberia) presented in Tunis, Tunisia and published by the African Center for Monetary Studies, “External Debt Problems of African Countries in the 1980”; Liberia’s Balance of Payment 1970-1980; Policy Measures Adopted by the National Bank of Liberia during 1994 and through the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 1995, published in the National Bank of Liberia Review/Volume 3, No. 5 and 6; and Inflationary pressures in Liberia: Do you Understand Why? Published in the National Bank of Liberia Topical Paper/Volume 2, No.1, 1991.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guyana records 58% reduction in malaria cases

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first_imgGuyana has seen a whopping decline in the number of malaria cases between 2000 and 2015, according to US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway during his address at the launch of a new malaria project on Thursday at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown.According to Holloway, “With a 58 per cent reduction in (malaria) cases from 2000 to 2015, Guyana has made excellent progress in reducing malaria”.While applauding the efforts of the Public Health Ministry along with the US Embassy, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and other agencies, Holloway noted efforts should not stagnate as Guyana still had a long way to go.According to the World Malaria Report of 2017, some 445,000 deaths were recorded in 2016 while 446,000 were recorded in 2015 globally.The Report says that the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region accounted for 91 per cent of all malaria deaths in 2016 followed by the WHO South-East Asia Region, which recorded six per cent of the deaths.It, however, states that “15 countries accounted for 80 per cent of global malaria deaths in 2016; all of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, except for India. All regions recorded reductions in mortality in 2016 when compared with 2010, with the exception of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, where mortality rates remained virtually unchanged in the period.“The largest decline occurred in the WHO regions of South-East Asia (44 per cent); Africa (37 per cent) and the Americas (27 per cent). However, between 2015 and 2016, mortality rates stalled in the WHO regions of South-East Asia, the Western Pacific and Africa, and increased in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Americas”.Around the globe, more countries are beginning to move towards the elimination of the dreadful disease. In fact, some 44 countries were reporting fewer than 10,000 malaria-infected persons in 2016, the Report detailed.In fact, Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka were certified by WHO as malaria free in 2016. In 2016, WHO identified 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by the year 2020. WHO is working along with the Governments in these countries – known as “E-2020 countries” – to support their elimination acceleration goals.On Tuesday, Guyana joined the rest of the world in observing World Malaria Day. This year, the event was held under the theme, “Ready to beat malaria”.last_img read more

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Dick Advocaat quits as Sunderland boss

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first_imgDick Advocaat has quit his role as Sunderland head coach with immediate effect, the club have announced.The Dutchman had signed a new deal with the Black Cats in the summer after saving them from relegation to the Championship last season.He has been unable to build on this though and a 2-2 draw with West Ham, after his men had led 2-0, was the last straw for the 68-year-old.The result leaves Sunderland second from bottom, ahead of rivals Newcastle on goal difference, and without a win in eight games.Advocaat gave the following statement on the club’s official website: “I want to thank everyone who has stood behind me. This is a very special football club, with so many great people, but I feel it is the right time to do this – not for me, but for the club.“I have made the decision to go after only eight games as I felt it was important to give everyone time turn things around – like we did last year. I am thankful to the chairman for understanding my feelings and I remain on good terms with everyone at the club.  “I wish Ellis, Lee [Congerton], all of the staff, players and of course the supporters, who made me feel so welcome here, the very best of luck for the rest of the season. I have some wonderful memories to take with me and I hope I will return to see everybody again in the future.”Sunderland AFC chairman Ellis Short said: “I am truly saddened by Dick’s decision, but I respect him for his honesty and for doing what he feels is right for the club.“He is a man of integrity and a true football person. He was hugely respectful of the club in taking this decision and he acted 100% in our best interests. It is also testament to his character that he has forgone any kind of a financial settlement, something which is very unusual in football.“I want to place on record my sincere thanks to Dick. He will be remembered with great affection by everyone at Sunderland and there will always be a warm welcome for him here at the Stadium of Light.“While this isn’t a situation any of us envisaged being in, what is important now is that we regroup quickly and focus on the rest of the season.”Assistant head coach Zeljko Petrovic has also left the club. Dick Advocaat 1last_img read more

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DD Technology: Alphatronics’ guide to buying a second-hand phone

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first_imgIf you’re a trend-setter and Pokemon Go Master, like myself, you like the idea of owning the latest and greatest mobile phone.In reality sometimes our budgets can get in the way of this goal, especially for those of us that prefer not to tie ourselves down to a contract to avail of the subsidized phone prices.One way to stay up to date without breaking the bank is to buy a used phone. Personally, I’ve bought a number of used phones over the years. Armed with the simple tips below buying a second hand phone can be a very positive experience. Firstly where to buy: The dealer, done deal, eBay, amazon the list goes on for online shops providing access to used phones. It really is buyer beware when buying from these sites as you can’t physically inspect the phone you are buying. If you are buying online and can’t meet the seller in person, make sure you buy from someone with a return policy in place. Not only does this give you room to return it if the phone isn’t as described, but it also is the mark of a good seller who is confident in their product.You can also buy from a specialised shop like Alphatronic. We stock used iPhones that all come with a warranty. When a phone is refurbished by a retailer it will be given a ‘grade’. Grades are broken down as follows;Grade A Phones – These phones are fully refurbished phones all parts that have been replaced are new and have never been used. Cosmetically these phones look like new with no scratches or blemishes. Alphatronic provide a 6 month warranty on these models. Grade B Phones – Any faulty or damaged parts have been replaced with new parts. The phone will likely have numerous minor scratches on the body and screen that you would expect to see on a phone from normal usage. Alphatronic provide a 3 month warranty on these models.Grade C Phones – The general condition of these phones will reflect heavy usage with scratches and possibly dents to the body work and sometimes scuff marks and scratches on the screen. We don’t stock grade c phones as we have found them troublesome.Two of the biggest problems people encounter when buying second hand phones are barred phones and locked phones. Here’s an outline of what the difference is between barred and locked phones.Barred PhonesThis happens when a person buys a Pay As You Go phone, or gets one free, or cheap on a contract or pre-pay tariff on any network and the person either:1. loses their mobile phone and reports this to their service or network provider. 2. has their mobile stolen and reports this to their service or network provider.The network provider then puts the serial number (the IMEI number for the phone) on a shared blacklist database. This list stops any phone on it from registering on any network. The phone is now no good to anyone; it should not be bought for spare parts and it is a criminal offence to handle it. If you find such a phone it should be handed in to the Gardai so that it can be returned to the owner as he or she may have some important numbers, text messages or pictures in the memory of the mobile phone.It’s common for people to abuse the insurance on their phone by selling it, then later on reporting it as stolen. That way they get a replacement phone whilst the person they have sold the phone to lose out as their phone will be barred and blocked.Make sure that if you buy a phone you register the phone with your network provider as if the phone gets barred at a later date you are mostly covered. CheckMEND is a service to help people avoid buying or selling stolen goods or disabled mobile phones. Every phone reported lost or stolen to a network is recorded for reference on http://www.checkmend.com/eu/verify using the phones IMEI number.Locked PhonesPhones are locked to a particular network so the network can subsidise the price of the phone to their customers. This allows the customer to pick up for the phone, often a high priced smartphone, for a cheaper cost than if they were to buy the phone already unlocked, which is also known as “SIM free”. This is vastly different to a phone that has been barred. An example of this is the popular iPhone 6 16GB, available from Vodafone for free on a higher tariff or SIM free from Apple direct €649, a huge difference.Unlocking is a legal process and involves removing the network lock on a phone so it can accept all compatible SIM cards. When buying a phone that’s locked to a network it’s always best to check first the price of the unlocking service for the model and network as prices vary. Also the unlocking process times can vary from 1 hour to 3 weeks depending on the model and network also.These tips should help you if you’re in the market for a second hand phone. Call to Alphatronic Letterkenny to see the phones we currently have on offer.By Sean Bonner – Alphatronic Repair TechnicianAlphatronic 38 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co DonegalContact me 074 9113445 or email sean@alphatronic.ieDD Technology: Alphatronics’ guide to buying a second-hand phone was last modified: July 24th, 2016 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:Alphatronicsdonegalsecond-hand phoneslast_img read more

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GAA News: Termon record 5 point victory over Gaoth Dobhair

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first_imgSeniorsThere was great delight on Saturday night at the Burn Road when the seniors, contrary to predictions during the week, recorded a 5 point victory over Gaoth Dobhair on a scoreline of 1-11 to 9 points.The teams were level on 6 points each at half time, but Aidan Sweeney’s goal deep into the second half put us into the lead, and with some fantastic defending by Kevin and Michael and a 110% performance from every man on the field, we retained our lead and there was heartfelt applause for the men when the final whistle was blown.Ricky, Kevin and Michael were singled out for inclusion in this week’s Donegal Sportshub team of the week, and we congratulation them for the recognition, but really, we could have filled the “Team of the Week” from no 1 to 15 based on performance, not forgetting our subs on the night! Hugh Harkin, part of the management team with Francie, Michael, Paddy & Christy commented after the game “this one was because of and for the Duffer”. Saturday was the 4th Anniversary of Andrew’s death, and earlier in the day many club members had taken part in a guard of honour at the funeral Mass and burial of Frank Mellett, former player and grandfather of senior panel member Caolán Mellett.Frank was buried close to where Andrew rests in Termon graveyard, and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of both men before Saturday’s senior game. As players left the Burn Road directly after the game to attend Andrew’s Anniversary Mass, the sense of community and shared loss was strongly felt by all who had known Andrew and Frank, may they both Rest in Peace.This weekend sees the Four Masters come to the Burn Road in the final round of the championship group stages, and we hope there will be good support at the game.The Reserves lost out in their game, but an under strength team plagued by injuries battled to the end, having been just 2 points down at half time. BingoBingo continues to be well supported in An Craoibhín on Friday nights, bingo commences at 9 sharp.LottoThis week’s lotto draw takes place in Nora’s, with Joe O’Connell and Pauric Hilferty co-ordinating. The jackpot stands at €2,200.Club meetingThe next club meeting will be at 8pm on Wednesday 7th September at the clubhouse. All club members welcome to attend.LadiesThe minor ladies are away to Aodh Ruadh in the county semi final next Tuesday at 7. Best of luck to the girls and management.The U13 Girls are at home this Friday when our ‘B’ team play Downings, players to be at the pitch at 6pm please for throw in at 6:30pm. Games scheduled for both team on Saturday September 10th.A text will be sent out regarding training. New players are especially welcome, please spread the word. Any queries contact Lisa on 0851650782.Termon GAA Minor Board in association with Kelly’s CENTRA Mountain Top LetterkennyTo coincide with the new school year our U6s are inviting children who are now at National School and those born in 2010 and 2011 to come along to The Burn Road on a Saturday morning 10.30-11.30 to join in the GAA “FUNDAMENTALS”, a course which involves a little physical activity as well as Social and Educational development. Bring your child along, there is no charge and Daireann and Aidan will be delighted to see some new faces for the four weeks.Our U8s are scheduled to host Milford and Downings this Saturday in a blitz, so there will be no training that morning. The Blitz is to commence at the Burn Road @ 11;45, so Jim, Conall & Liam ask that all players are at the pitch no later than 11;30, and bring their gumshield, as well as their Termon jerseys and shorts. Further details will be circulated via text later in the weekU10 coaching will take place on Saturday morning with a slight change of time to facilitate the U8 Blitz. Its 10.15-11.30 this Saturday but all else stays the same and all boys and girls born 2006 and 2007 are welcome. Gumshield, gloves, own water bottle and warm clothes are essentials. Any queries to David 085 1305332.Our U13s had a busy week with 2 home games against Glenswilly and Burt last Wednesday and Friday in the NRB Div 2 League competition. A 5 point victory in both games was a worthy reward for 2 gutsy performances. On Wednesday Thomas Cannon our Goalkeeper was the start with a string of fine saves with Oisin Kelly Mark Toye and Caolan Reid also to the fore. On Friday night Blake Boal, Kevin Mc Gettigan Jamie Doherty and Oisin Harkin were prominent against a very “big” Burt outfit. Next up it’s a trip to Mc Cumhaill Park tomorrow night (Wednesday) with a 7pm throw in. Hard luck to our U16 boys who were defeated after Extra Time on Sunday last in the NRB Div 2 League Final. In what was a fantastic game Fanad lead from early on but goals were keeping our boys in touch and indeed were unlucky not to score a forth and winning goal in the last minute of normal time. Fanad proved too strong in the extra 20 minutes, their 3rd game in a row to win in Extra time. Congrats to Fanad Gaels on their victory. Next up it’s a huge challenge for our boys with St Nauls who breezed through the SRB League providing the opposition this Sunday in Glenties, 6pm throw in. Come along and support the boys in what will be a difficult assignment but one we know they will give their all in.Our Minor boys concluded their NRB Div 2 Championship when they entertained Fanad Gaels at the Burn Road on Tuesday night. A 7 point lead for the visitors at half time left our boys with too much to do but our Management team will be heartened by the second half performance. Eóin Doherty scored the goal and with Michael Lagan in superb form in goals, Darragh Moyne and Eoin Kelly playing superbly in our back line, James Mc Sharry involved in all our best bits it was a true Termon battling display. Details of further fixtures will be known in the coming days.GAA News: Termon record 5 point victory over Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: August 31st, 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:an tearmainnNotesTermon GAAlast_img read more

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March debut set for new $10 bills

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The new $10 will still feature Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary, on one side, and the Treasury building on the other side. But those two images will be joined by the Statue of Liberty’s torch and the phrase “We the People” in red along with small yellow 10s and a subtle orange background. All the changes are designed to thwart counterfeiters. The Federal Reserve, which has the responsibility of supplying coins and currency to the nation’s banking system, will begin on March 2 filling orders placed by commercial banks for the new $10s. The new design for the currency was unveiled during a ceremony in New York City in September. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director Tom Ferguson said the lead time gives operators of vending machines and other devices that accept currency time to make the changes needed to recognize the new bills. It also allows time for a public information campaign so that consumers, clerks and other people who handle the bills will not be taken by surprise by the changes. WASHINGTON – The trees won’t be the only thing sprouting new colors come springtime. Americans’ wallets will have more red, yellow and orange as the first of 800 million redesigned $10 bills start showing up in cash registers March 2. Government officials said Thursday that they had selected the March date to start distributing the more colorful $10 bills, which will have shades of the new colors added to the traditional green. The makeover of the $10 follows colorization of the $20 bill in 2003 and the $50 bill last year. “A good currency program depends on a highly secure currency design, very good law enforcement and also an educated public,” Ferguson said in an interview with The Associated Press. Some people could see the new $10 bills right in early March but the introduction in any given area of the country will depend on the demand by commercial banks for new $10s to replace worn-out bills. The average life span for a $10 bill is three years while $1 bills last only about 22 months. As with all currency changes, the old bills maintain their full value as long as they are in circulation. Plans call for the $100 bill to be redesigned in 2007, a change that was delayed to allow for more security features to be added to what is the favorite denomination of counterfeiters outside the United States. There are no plans to change the $1, $2 or $5 bills. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Two Donegal men to undertake mammoth trek around county

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first_imgNext week, two men will undertake an audacious challenge in aid of Jigsaw Donegal and Pieta House North West.Called the “Circuit of Donegal”, it involves seven events over seven days, from June 11th through 17th.Two years ago, these two men, Joe Coyle from Mountcharles and Thomas Given from Copany, undertook a three-day challenge called Go4Pieta, which raised €56,000 for Pieta House North West. Now they are planning to go even further.Below is their gruelling schedule.Day OneCycle from Mountcharles to Muff (circa 90 kilometers) via Donegal Town, Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Convoy, Raphoe, St. Johnston, Carrigans, Killea, the Strand Road and on to Muff. As non-cyclists the distance makes this a significant challenge with Barnesmore gap and the climb out of it being the most difficult part.Day TwoPart 1 Walk initially from Muff to Buncrana (circa 16 kilometers) over the shoulder of Scalp Mountain (total height gain circa 320 meters)Take the ferry across the Swilly to RathmullenPart 2 Walk from Rathmullen to Milford (circa 13 Kilometers and 200 meters height gain)Day Three Kayak from the old Milford Bakery site on the Milford to Kerrykeel Road to Meevagh Boatyard on the Rosguill Peninsula.This is a particularly difficult challenge due mainly to the lack of Kayaking experience among the participants.Success will also be dependent on tides, weather wind etc.Joe CoyleDay FourWalk seven beaches along the beautiful north coast of Donegal.Starting with the Murder Hole Beach on the northern end of the Rosguill peninsula followed by Trabeg, between Downings Pier and the Rosapenna Hotel, Tramore, from the Rosapenna Hotel out along the old Tom Morris golf course, along the Boardwalk to Cun na Ri, Marble Hill, over looked by the Shandon Hotel, Killyhowey, on the seaward side of Dunfanaghy Golf Course, Falcarragh Beach from the eastward carpark to Ballyness Pier and finally Magheraroarty Beach looking out at Inishbofin Island.Day Five Walk Seven Islands. This is completely weather-dependent and the plan may change on the day.Inishbofin, Tory, Inishmean, Gola, Owey, Aranmore and Inishfree.Day Six As this is a “Circuit” of Donegal, the land nearest to Inishfree is Maghery Dungloe so the plan on Day Six is to walk from Maghery Dungloe to Maghery Ardara (circa 40 kilometers) via Gweebarra, Maas, Tully and ArdaraDay SevenCycle from Maghery Ardara back to Mountcharles via The Nick, Killybegs and Dunkineely.The Purpose?To raise funds for Jigsaw Donegal and Pieta North West, to make a positive contribution, to inspire others to contribute and/or achieve more, to stimulate the mental health conversation and to stretch the envelope once again.Thomas GivenHow can you help?A massive Bucket Collection will take place on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th in aid of these two charities. We urgently need to hear from people who can help either organise or help with these bucket collections in various locations around the county.Plans are in motion to organise “Circuit of Donegal” fundraising events in Downings and Arranmore Island on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings respectively.Sponsorship cards and Money Boxes are also available. Donations can be madedirectly on https://give.everydayhero.com/ie and search for Circuit of DonegalLinks….Circuit of Donegal on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Circuit-of-Donegal-683878208670165/Donate on Everyday Hero pagehttps://give.everydayhero.com/ie/circuit-of-donegal-pieta-house-nw-jigsaw-donegalJigsaw Donegalhttps://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/Pieta House North Westhttp://www.pieta.ie/Two Donegal men to undertake mammoth trek around county was last modified: June 8th, 2018 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:Circuit of DonegalJigsawJoe CoylePIeta HouseTHomas GIvenlast_img read more

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Donegal well-represented at WorldSkills championships in Russia

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first_imgThere will be a strong Donegal presence in Team Ireland at the WorldSkills world championships in Russia this week.Seventeen young Irish craftspeople and apprentices are flying out to compete in the major competition.Donegal ETB Welding instructor Cathal McGee will be travelling with the group to Kazan as a WorldSkills Ireland Expert. This is the first time ever that welding staff from any ETB in the country have been appointed to this position. Mark Wasson from Gartan will compete in the category of Joinery. He is a student of Dundalk Institute of Technology. Also competing is Christopher Kehoe from Wexford, who honed his welding skills with Cathal McGee at Donegal ETB. The WorldSkills competition attracts more than 1,600 apprentices from over 60 countries every two years. There are competitions in 56 skills across a wide range of industries. The event will run from 22nd-27th August.Donegal well-represented at WorldSkills championships in Russia was last modified: August 20th, 2019 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:ApprenticesDonegal ETBjoineryweldingworldskillslast_img read more

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