Goort goes Dutch

first_imgPhoenix Tuesday/Friday Golf GroupTuesday, Jan 3 Phoenix – StablefordI think I am correct in saying that it is the first time Goort (pronounced Hoort) from Holland has won a Tuesday competition.  After struggling with his turn on the backswing he has now corrected it (for a while that is) and is hitting the ball a lot straighter (It won’t last). Sadly the first Tuesday of the month we do not have a sponsored prize, so Goort would have been better off waiting until the following week when we will have the KPK Food Services voucher as the main prize.  Ah well, some you win, some you don’t! Tuesday’s top three pose for photo with the staff at the Relax Bar.Goort scored a very respectable 38 points, with the ever-consistent Stuart Gordon on 36 points claiming second prize and ‘big’ John Bartley scoring 34 points to take third place.Near pins went to Patrick Browne, Mike Gerrard, Stuart Gordon & Bob Neylon.It was no wonder Bob Neylon won a near pin as today saw another first – Bob on a cart!!  Never been known before.With all of the above names not being eligible for the lucky draw the following names were the lucky recipients:  The donated massage from the Relax Bar went to newcomer Gerry McCarthy, with his friend and another newcomer Andy Galvin winning the free drink, again donated by the Relax Bar, and the third consolation lucky draw prize went to our own David Czernie.Friday, Jan. 6,Phoenix – StablefordWith an ever-increasing field of players growing each week we were subjected to the Thai way of disorganization.  It seemed that because a tour group had called late for tee times the regular members got pushed back.  It is little wonder when you realise that the late booking group will pay megga bucks for club hire, carts and green fees, as opposed to our members’ rate.So not only teeing off some 20 minutes later than booked, we had to endure the caddies being allotted to the tour company as well and we had to wait for some replacements.  Pity the poor caddies at this time of the year.Because of financial problems it seems that the courses have laid off a lot of labour this year, including caddies and most of them are subjected to having to work from 5.00am and caddy for the early birds and then when they have finished they are made to go round again to caddy for the afternoon players.  Just imagine walking 18 holes pulling the heavy carts and then having to go and do it all again in the heat of the day.  Strong girls eh!So Graham Ellis managed to overpower everyone else today with a fantastic 34 points.  Yes folks, it was that sort of day.  In second place was Peter Harris with 33 points and amazingly your truly Mike Gerrard was in third with 32 points.  Consolation fourth place went to Mukesh Thakker with 29 points (could not believe it.)You know it’s going to be one of them days when for the first time in a long time I asked someone else to organize the near pins.  Think again McDuff!  No near pins were put by the first group out.  Afterwards at the inquest it became very clear that Denis Dixon should, never ever apply for any managerial position.Never mind, by investigation and honesty from the players we manage to work out who won the near pin prizes.  They were Mukesh Thakker, Minere Khan & Peter Harris, with one not claimed that went into the lucky draw.The winners of the lucky draw prizes were Angel Matamala, Denis Dixon (whom we did not want to give it to – but we did), Don DeCosta and Goort Gelten.Much merriment was had by all until we drifted off home (or to someone else’s home) and we are looking forward to the next encounter with the fairways of Phoenix (the fairways are O.K. – it’s the greens that are the tricky bit now!)For information on golf at phoenix and sea fishing call me (Mike) on 087 091 7565.last_img read more

NBA: Boston Celtics wave off Rodney Purvis

first_imgAdvertisement vzhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsed3rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eagp8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) icxiWould you ever consider trying this?😱wrCan your students do this? 🌚kfRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Boston Celtics have reportedly waived guard Rodney Purvis after acquiring him in a trade that sent Abdel Nader to Oklahoma City. The Celtics made that trade as a cost-cutting move, as $450,000 of Nader’s deal next season is guaranteed, and he would have cost Boston even more since it is above the luxury-tax threshold.Advertisement The Celtics now save more money on their luxury tax payment, a threshold they crossed after signing Marcus Smart to a four-year $52 million extension.Advertisement He’ll look to latch on with another organization for training camp in September, though there’s no guarantee he ends up making a final roster. Purvis played in 16 games with Orlando as a rookie last season, averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 18.1 minutes.Purvis, who shot 39.5 percent from three-point range in 39 career games for the NBA G-League’s Orlando Magic. In college, he shot 36.3 percent from three-point range in 137 career games.The Celtics now have 15 players on their roster. Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway Tribesmen Qualify for ROI Grand Final

first_imgThe game began with the typical fiery challenges between both sets of forwards with Andrew Atonio and Sean O’Gorman making the yards for the Tribesmen. The first penalty of the game occurred as early as the 4th minute, awarded to the Tribesmen. However, the men from the west failed to capitalize on any advantage and the first try came from the Exiles on the 13th minute. With the conversion missed, the Exiles led by 4 points. This lead didn’t last for long though, with Jacob Spargo striking back on the 18th minute for the Tribesmen and with the conversion secured by the reliable boot of Peter O’Neill, the Tribesmen were ahead by 6 points to 4. Around the 20 minute mark the Tribesmen made a couple of key substitutions introducing Patrick Curran and Jason East, both of whom made a massive impact, particularly the big prop forward Jason East who made a 40 metre dash up the touchline brushing aside any obstacles in his way. The Tribesmen further extended their lead on the 22nd minute through Colm Neary, which was once again converted by Peter O’Neill, this gave the Galway men a lead of 12-4.The rest of the first half saw a period of dominance by the Exiles who crossed the white wash three times without any reply and with two conversions secured this gave them a lead of 20-12. The Exiles were further boosted by two yellow cards shown to the Tribesmen in quick succession, firstly to Conor Mackey for a shoulder charge and the second being shown to Peter O’Neill for holding down in the tackle. This meant that the Tribesmen were down to 11 men as the half time break approached and it was against the odds that fullback Eaton Maloney scored for the Tribesmen in the dying seconds of the half, and with the 2 points from the resulting conversion, the scores at half time was 20-18 to the ExilesAs play resumed for the second half, the Exiles should have made their numerical advantage count as the two Tribesmen in the sin bin waited to rejoin the action, but the Galway men managed to hang on and avoid conceding during this period.  With the full compliment restored, the Tribesmen pressed on and scored again with Eathon Moloney registering his 2nd try. With Peter O’Neill scoring the conversion this gave the Tribesmen a lead of 24-20.With a place in the final at stake, both teams tried everything in their respective repertoires’ to gain the ascendancy, and it was the Exiles who struck next with a try out wide. With the conversion missed this put the scores at 24 points each.  The tension in the air was palpable as the clock ticked down, and faced with the prospect of extra time if the score remained the same, which neither team was relishing after this high octane encounter, both team were desperately looking for that one last score.The deadline was broken with just two minutes left on the clock, when the Exiles conceded a penalty in a kickable position. Peter O’Neill kept his nerve to slot over the kick to give to the Tribesmen a two point lead. The lead was further cemented when Conor Mackey crashed over from close range in the last minute of the game to give the Tribesmen a six point lead. This made the score 30-24 to the Tribesmen and this was the final score.The Tribesmen now sail forward into unchartered waters next Saturday when they take on Athboy Longhorns in the Republic Of Ireland final. Should they be successful in this challenge, they will then take on the best that Northern Ireland has to offer in the All Ireland final in Bray, Co Wicklow the following week.  Kick off on Saturday for the Republic Of Ireland final is at 2pm at Ashbourne Rugby Club, Co Meath.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Tribesmen were the eventual winner against perennial title challengers, The Dublin City Exiles, in a pulsating, nail biting contest in Ashbourne Rugby Club last Saturday. A defeat would have meant an abrupt end to the 2016 campaign whilst now, after winning the game, the Tribesmen extend their season by at least one more game in a mouth watering clash against the Athboy Longhorns next Saturday in the Republic Of Ireland final.last_img read more

Plastics found in dolphins, seals, and whales in UK waters

first_imgDolphins, Environment, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Conservation, Marine Crisis, Marine Mammals, Microplastics, Oceans, Plastic, Pollution, Research, Whales In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports last month, a research team from the UK’s University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory detailed their findings after studying the digestive tracts of 50 individuals from 10 species of dolphins, seals, and whales that had been stranded on the coast of Britain.“Microplastics were ubiquitous with particles detected in every animal examined,” the authors of the study write.Just 5.5 microplastic particles were found in each animal, on average, which suggests that the particles might be simply passing through the marine mammals’ bodies, the researchers said. But the animals’ stomachs were found to contain more microplastics than their intestines, pointing to “a potential site of temporary retention,” they added. Researchers who examined 50 marine mammals that had washed up on Britain’s shores say they found microplastics in the guts of every single animal.In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports last month, a research team from the UK’s University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory detailed their findings after studying the digestive tracts of 50 individuals from 10 species of dolphins, seals, and whales that had been stranded on the coast of Britain. The researchers sought to determine the amount of microplastics and polymers the animals might have ingested as well as whether plastics are expelled from their bodies (via defecation, for instance) or if they are retained within their digestive tracts.“Microplastics were ubiquitous with particles detected in every animal examined,” the authors of the study write. Just 5.5 microplastic particles were found in each animal, on average, which suggests that the particles might be simply passing through the marine mammals’ bodies, the researchers said. But the animals’ stomachs were found to contain more microplastics than their intestines, pointing to “a potential site of temporary retention,” they added.“It’s shocking — but not surprising — that every animal had ingested microplastics,” the study’s lead author, Sarah Nelms of the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, said in a statement. “The number of particles in each animal was relatively low (average of 5.5 particles per animal), suggesting they eventually pass through the digestive system, or are regurgitated. We don’t yet know what effects the microplastics, or the chemicals on and in them, might have on marine mammals.”The vast majority of the particles discovered in the marine mammals’ guts — 84 percent — were fibers, which come from sources like clothes, fishing nets, and toothbrushes. The other 16 percent were plastic fragments, which could have possibly come from food packaging and plastic bottles.“Microplastics in the marine environment originate from a variety of sources, including fragmentation of larger macro-plastic debris, pre-production pellets (nurdles) spilled during transportation and fabrication, outflow of wastewater containing microbeads from cosmetics and fibres from the washing of synthetic textiles, as well as road-run-off containing fragments of vehicle tyres and marking paint,” Nelms and co-authors note in the study.Nelms and team also write that they found a possible correlation between cause of death and microplastic abundance, as the animals included in the study that had died due to infectious diseases “had a slightly higher number of particles than those that died of trauma and other drivers of mortality.”It’s not possible to reach any firm conclusions regarding the significance of this observation, according to Professor Brendan Godley of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter, a co-author of the study. Still, he said, “Our findings are not good news.”Godley continued: “We are at the very early stages of understanding this ubiquitous pollutant. We now have a benchmark that future studies can be compared with. Marine mammals are ideal sentinels of our impacts on the marine environment, as they are generally long lived and many feed high up in the food chain.”The researchers write in the study that “further research is required to better understand the potential chronic effects of microplastic exposure on animal health, particularly as marine mammals are widely considered important sentinels for the implications of pollution for the marine environment.”It’s been estimated that as much as 8 million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way from land into Earth’s oceans every year. Previous studies have shown that filter-feeding marine megafauna like baleen whales, manta rays, and whale sharks are particularly susceptible to microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Researchers have also previously found microplastics in the guts of humans around the globe.Louise Edge, head of Greenpeace UK’s ocean plastics campaign, said of the present study’s findings: “It is ominous that every single marine mammal tested was found to have microplastics in their digestive system, and it shows the scale of plastic pollution in our seas. This is yet more evidence that governments and big businesses need to focus their efforts on drastically reducing the use and waste of plastics, to stem the flow of plastic pollution into our rivers and oceans and into the mouths of marine wildlife.” Greenpeace Research Laboratories provided support to the research team behind the study.Study co-author Dr. Penelope Lindeque, head of the marine plastics research group at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, said it was “disconcerting” that microplastics were found in the gut of every single animal included in the study and echoed the call for reducing the amount of plastic waste dumped into Earth’s oceans.“Indeed, from our work over the years we have found microplastic in nearly all the species of marine animals we have looked at; from tiny zooplankton at the base of the marine food web to fish larvae, turtles and now dolphins, seals and whales,” Lindeque said.“We don’t yet know the effects of these particles on marine mammals. Their small size means they may easily be expelled, but while microplastics are unlikely to be the main threat to these species, we are still concerned by the impact of the bacteria, viruses and contaminants carried on the plastic. This study provides more evidence that we all need to help reduce the amount of plastic waste released to our seas and maintain clean, healthy and productive oceans for future generations.”Plastic litter on a beach. Image licensed under CC0 – Public Domain.CITATIONS• Germanov, E. S., Marshall, A. D., Bejder, L., Fossi, M. C., & Loneragan, N. R. (2018). Microplastics: No small problem for filter-feeding megafauna. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.005• Jambeck, J. R., Geyer, R., Wilcox, C., Siegler, T. R., Perryman, M., Andrady, A., … & Law, K. L. (2015). Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean. Science, 347(6223), 768-771. doi:10.1126/science.1260352• Nelms, S. E., Barnett, J., Brownlow, A., Davison, N. J., Deaville, R., Galloway, T. S., … & Godley, B. J. (2019). Microplastics in marine mammals stranded around the British coast: ubiquitous but transitory?. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1075. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37428-3FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Mike Gaworeckicenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

US adjusting to Arena’s system as World Cup qualifier looms

first_imgGerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “We just wanted to have a meeting in the morning,” Arena said. “Meeting, practice, have lunch and off the rest of the day. Wasn’t rocket science.”Figuring out what system the Americans may utilize could be, though. At times against Venezuela, the squad employed a 4-4-2 formation. At other times, it was a different alignment.“It’s better for us if the opposition doesn’t know how we’re going to play, how we’re going to start the game,” midfielder Fabian Johnson said. “It’s positive for us that we have two systems that we can also switch during the game.”Now, they just need everyone healthy. Central defender John Brooks left Saturday’s game with a bruised quadriceps muscle. Arena doesn’t know if he will be available Thursday, let alone three days later when the team plays in Mexico. But there’s also this: Forward Jozy Altidore is getting up to speed after reporting late to training camp because of his brother’s wedding.Arena has gradually increased the tempo at practice to get his team acclimatized to the higher elevation. It’s 5,200 feet in Commerce City and a lung-searing 7,820 feet at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The elevation for the exhibition game was around 4,450 feet.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. United States’ Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates with teammate DeAndre Yedlin (2) and Omar Gonzalez (3) after scoring against Venezuela during the second half of an international friendly soccer match. APCOMMERCE CITY, Colorado — U.S. coach Bruce Arena looked at the rosy side of a surprise draw with Venezuela in an exhibition game over the weekend.“Good exercise for us,” he said Monday (Tuesday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT The Americans are still getting used to Arena’s system, along with playing at a higher altitude. But there’s not much time left, with a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in Commerce City against Trinidad and Tobago.Neither team has margin for error, with the U.S. currently in fourth place in the six-team standings with four points and Trinidad and Tobago last with three points. The top three teams qualify, with the fourth-place squad going to a playoff against Asia’s No. 5 nation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreakcenter_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ View comments “Of course, it’s hard to breathe, to run,” said Johnson, who recently extended his contract with Borussia Moenchengladbach. “The first couple of days, you can tell in warmups and stuff. You’re breathing hard. But you get used to it.”Arena certainly liked the play of 18-year-old Christian Pulisic on Saturday as the midfielder scored the tying goal for the Americans in the 61st minute. Asked how he’s come along over the last six months, Arena responded: “Six months older.”“He’s stronger physically, mentally,” Arena said. “The young ones make more improvement. I don’t think (DaMarcus) Beasley and (Clint) Dempsey are going to get much better in six months.”Johnson met with Arena several times in Germany to discuss what’s expected of him. Johnson likes his responsibilities in the midfield, a position that’s relatively unsettled. Sebastian Lletget started against Honduras in March, scoring the opening goal, but injured his left foot in the 6-0 home win and will be sidelined four to six months.“We have to create more chances, use the space a little bit better,” Johnson said. “That’s what we’re going to try to do on Thursday.” Wallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006 Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES End of his agony? 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TKR condemn Tridents to seventh straight loss

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The Barbados Tridents bowed out of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in humiliating fashion’s, as they suffered a seventh straight defeat at the hands of the Trinbago Knight Riders here at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday night. In a clash of two teams heading in opposite directions, the Knight Riders strengthened their stronghold at the top of the table with a nine-run win over the hapless Tridents, to complete their sixth straight victory. Having been asked to bat first by the Tridents, the home side posted a formidable 180 for five from their 20 overs, thanks mainly to a brisk half-century by Denesh Ramdin. Fawad Ahmed then delivered a masterful spell of leg-break bowling on his way to capturing three wickets, as the Tridents were limited to 171 for five in their 20 overs. The Knight Riders were given a blistering start by Chris Lynn and Colin Munro, as the duo added 35 runs inside the first three overs. When fast bowler Chemar Holder got rid of Lynn with a pinpoint yorker for a well-played 29 runs from just 10 balls, Ramdin joined Munro at the crease and proceeded to take the game away from the Tridents. MAIN AGGRESSOR The pair added 75 in eight overs, with Ramdin being the main aggressor. He belted Roston Chase for two fours and six in the fourth over, before turning his attention to Tridents’ captain Jason Holder two overs later, smashing him for two boundaries. But once Ramdin was eventually dismissed for 51 from 31 balls, laced with five fours and two sixes, with the score 117 for three in the 12th over, the Knight Riders’ run rate slowed down. It took a late cameo from captain Dwayne Bravo, who hit three fours and two sixes in scoring 33 from 20 balls, to help push the Knight Riders up to their eventual total. Introduced into the attack in the fifth over, Ahmed struck with his first delivery, bowling Tion Webster with a googly. He also used the same delivery to also bowl Sunny Sohal, and then tricked a charging Shai Hope into playing down the wrong line to have him stumped as the Tridents slipped to 92 for three in the 12th over. A 50-run partnership between Nicholas Pooran, who smashed 44 from 32 balls, and Jason Holder, who made 21, then brought the Tridents within striking distance of earning just their third win of the tournament. Following Pooran’s dismissal, the visitors required 39 from three overs. However, Holder holed out to long off soon after, leaving Chase and Shamar Springer to get an unlikely 24 runs from the final over.last_img read more

Linden/Georgetown hire car drivers protest relocation

first_imgSeveral hire car drivers plying the Linden/ Georgetown route have on Monday staged protest action outside the office of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) to register their opposition to a decision byProtesters meeting with Linden Mayor Carwyn Hollandthe Council to relocate them from being stationed along the Co-op Crescent roadway to the Linden/Georgetown minibus park. The decision went into effect on September 1st but the dissatisfied drivers are up in arms, hoisting placards and voicing their concerns over the move, citing issues such as safety and what they described as the “ill- prepared state” of that section of the park to facilitate them. Some drivers have also posited that the LMTC did not have the authority to move them.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland invited the protesters into his office for discussion shortly after the protest started, and has noted that discussions were “fruitful.” He refuted claims that the Council did not have the authority to relocate drivers, and explained that after several consultations with the drivers and their association, an agreement was arrived at to facilitate the move.He, however, said there appeared to be some miscommunication between some drivers who were not involved, and he deemed them “misguided”. The Mayor said the Council, in an effort to bring order to the system of operation, facilitated the move, adding that the Linden-Georgetown park was also underutilized. He said the Council is seeking to have proper systems in place to better facilitate the drivers, such as proper separation and different entry and exit points for minibuses and cars. Holland said proper park markings are also expected to be completed today, and the Council would be ensuring security measures by having constables present to maintain order on the park. He added that the Police have also pledged to do their part in ensuring security at the location.last_img read more

SportPesa becomes new LaLiga regional sponsor

first_imgThe company strives to contribute to the growth of sports in each of the markets in which it operates and is also strongly committed to transparency and integrity, values with which LaLiga is synonymous.This groundbreaking agreement was inked on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by President Javier Tebas and LaLiga’s Commercial and Marketing General Manager, Adolfo Bara, representing LaLiga as well as SportPesa’s Africa CEO Ronald Karauri and Director responsible for Global Strategy, Ivo Bozukov.Spanning an initial three years, the agreement will help LaLiga grow and get closer to its fans in Africa, which is a strategic territory as over three quarters of the population are interested in football, with millions of fans tuning in across the continent to watch the flamboyant Spanish football.SportPesa CEO, Karauri, welcomed LaLiga’s engagement in the African continent and their commitment to contribute high quality footballs, sports kits, training expertise and public viewing events for those who have not had the opportunity to experience the joy of Spanish Football.“We believe that this partnership will bring into Africa LaLiga, which is a globally recognised leader in football talent development. It ties well with our company’s objective of developing sport in Africa by bringing in the invaluable professional experience of one of the top leagues in Europe,” said Karauri.Already active in Africa, LaLiga has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was established in 2015 and in Abuja, Nigeria, which opened in July 2016. With this agreement, it hopes to achieve much greater visibility and understanding of Spanish clubs overseas.By Goal0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000tHe agreement was presented between LaLiga and the African bookmaker SportPesa , which became LaLiga’s new regional sponsor. In this presentation came Javier Tebas , president of Laliga, Adolfo Bara , General Manager Sales and Marketing, Antonio Barradas , manager of Laliga in Africa and Ronald Karauri , CEO of SportPesa and Paul Ndung’u , president of SportPesa. PHOTO/GOAL.MADRID, Spain, Apr 26 – This agreement is another step forward in LaLiga’s bid to get closer to followers of Spanish football in AfricaSportPesa, a global gaming brand has broken new ground after entering an agreement with the Spanish Football League, to become The Official African Betting Partner of LaLiga.last_img read more

Euro 2016: Take our quiz on European Championship history!

first_img1 Think you know everything about the European Championship?Here at talkSPORT we love a brain teaser to keep us going in the office and, just like every Friday, we’ve got the perfect thing if you feel the same as us.Euro 2016 has been a tournament full of memorable games, moments, songs and some hand-sniffing we wish we could forget.Previous tournaments also live long in the memory, but how much do you know about past battles for the Henri Delaunay trophy?Check out or quiz below to test yourself and share it with your mates too…About | Privacy | Terms Russia star Andrey Arshavin at Euro 2008 last_img

Buncrana Golf Club: Winter League in full swing as fifth round gets underway

first_imgThe fifth round of the Owen McDaid (Roe) Winter League took place last weekend and the format was a two ball better ball.Last years winners Leo Sheehy (16) & Cormac Doherty (18) played some tremendous golf to shoot 47 pts to take the weekly prize by one point form Shaun Devlin (12) & Henry McDaid (17).Shaun and Henry’s score included a hole in one at the sixth hole by Henry and were very unfortunate not to take the weekly prize. However, Leo and Cormac are clearly not going to relinquish their title without a fight and will definitely be hard to beat in them match play stages and are clear favourites to retain their Winter League title this year.The final round of the qualifying stages takes place this weekend and there will be a few teams looking for improved performance to get them into the top qualifiers position with a chance to win the Winter League outright.CompetitionsThere will be a new competition starting this week Monday 4th November it will be a 9 hole Stableford “Twenties” it will be €3.00 to entry and will run until 20 competitors play with the prize being win at this stage and a new competition will start straight away. CompetitionThere will be and 18 Hole Open Stableford Sweep on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November. The entry fee will be €7.00 for members and €10.00 for visitors and there is a timesheet in operation.Find the Joker FundraisingThe “Find the Joker” is up and running again with a Jackpot of €975.00, lines only cost €2 each and this draw is open to members and non-members alike. Lines can be purchased in the clubhouse or through chief seller Oliver Doherty.Membership There is a great membership deal at present anyone who joins now can play the remainder of this year and all of 2020 for the normal rate of membership. That’s 15 months for Male €350.00, Lady €232.00, Beginner Male €260.00 and Lady Beginner €190.00 all fees inclusive of G.U.I. / Insurance.Christmas Hamper Qualifying for the Annual Christmas Hamper has commenced and the format is as follows; 7 handicaps up 21 pts to qualify and 6 handicaps down 20 pts to qualify. Cards can be taken in conjunction with other competitions and the Christmas Hamper will be played weekend 7th & 8th December.Buncrana Golf Club: Winter League in full swing as fifth round gets underway was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more