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GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgAn Evening with Sam: Buncrana GAA will be hosting an evening with Sam Maguire and Ryan Bradley next Sunday 28th in the Plaza. The event will incorporate the Bord na nÓg presentations for the year. Sam will be there from about 5pm until 9pm with the underage presentations, which are free to attend and open to everyone, beginning at 5.30. This will be followed at 7.30pm by a showing of the All Ireland Final on the big screen, Ryan bringing the cup to Buncrana and finishing off with a disco (over 18s only). The match and disco has a €10 cover charge and the cup will be there for photos and autographs etc.Texas Hold’em Fundraiser: There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker night on Friday 9th November at the Scarvey Clubhouse. This is to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our underage Hurling and Football squads. The night will begin at 8.00pm and is open to all levels, from novices to seasoned ‘pros’! Entry fee is 20euro plus 10 registration, with one re-buy/top-up before the break. Tea/Coffee and refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you all there! U13 Hurling: Buncrana suffered an agonising defeat in the Northwest U13 Hurling league semi final on Sunday last, played in ideal conditions and in front of a sizable crowd.The Scarvey boys were sharp from the throw in and more than matched opponents Kevin Lynch’s from Dungiven, going in at half time with a slender 3 point lead. Perhaps if they were more clinical in front of goal they could have had the game wrapped up. Dungiven came out strong in the second half and put it up to Buncrana, one of their few chances on goal found the back of the net which proved to be the difference in the teams in the end. The narrow one point defeat, although hard to take in a game we dominated for large parts, does not detract from what was a great team performance. Tears at the final whistle show what this means to this team, they will learn from this and will be back stronger next year. This result is further evidence that the hard work that has been done at all ages is beginning to bare fruit and can be built on for next year. The management can only be proud of this particular group and all are a credit to themselves, their family and the club.Senior Football: Buncrana were in Intermediate Championship action on Sunday afternoon when they took on local rivals and Division 3 leaders Carndonagh at the Scarvey. Carndonagh got off to an excellent start, catching Buncrana cold from the throw in and moving the ball quickly upfield, resulting in an opening goal. Buncrana responded well, with Ryan Bradley and Peter Mc Laughlin dominating midfield and Odhran Doherty and Oisin Doherty registering points to bring the home side back into the game. Carndonagh continued to put Buncrana under pressure with Gerard Doherty and Eanna Newton causing problems for the Buncrana defence. It was nip and tuck for the remainder of the first half and the homeside went in at halftime with a one point deficit. HT:Buncrana 6 points, Carndonagh 1-4. Buncrana came out fighting in the second half and registered the first score of the half putting the sides level. Buncrana began to dominate possession and they stretched their lead through points from Kevin O Loughlin, Ryan Bradley, and the score of the game from Adrian Mc Colgan. The game was marred by some off the ball scuffles mid-way through the second half which resulted in sendings off for Oliver Mc Connelogue (Carndonagh), Ryan Bradley (Buncrana) and Dominic Doherty (Carndonagh). Buncrana maintained a three point lead, thanks in part to some wayward shooting by the Carndonagh forwards. In what was a good all round team performance, there were impressive performances for Buncrana by Kevin O Loughlin, Peter Mc Laughlin, Patrick Mc Myler and Adrian Mc Colgan. FT: Buncrana 0-11 Carndonagh: 1-5.Buncrana: Noel O Donnell, Simon Mc Grory, John Doherty, Calvin Jones, Kevin O Loughlin 0-1, William Mc Laughlin, Adrian Mc Colgan 0-1, Ryan Bradley 0-1, Peter Mc Laughlin, Odhran Doherty 0-6 (5 frees), Simon Cuff, Oisin Doherty (0-1), Patrick Mc Myler, Garbhan Friel (0-1), Ciaran Mc Nicholls.Sports Prediction Competition: Buncrana GAA sports prediction competition is still in full swing, please see the following for the top ten positions at present; Oisin McColgan 45, Brian Moran 45, Aidan Mulholland 42, Shaun Higgins 42, Andy McLaughlin (Snr) 42, Anne Sheridan 39, Stephen Moore 39, Andrew McLaughlin 39, Sharon McDaid 39, John Treacy 39. Further details will be available on Facebook.U10 Hurling: U10 Hurling training has now finished for the winter and we resume after Christmas. Thanks to all who have attended and everyone is welcome to attend in January.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

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Warriors mailbag: Which record will the Warriors break next?

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors seemingly make history every time they step on the court. That is just what happens when Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green play basketball.Curry matched his career-high at Oracle Arena with a 51-point performance against the Wizards. Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Against the Bulls, Thompson set an NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a game (14). In the Warriors win over …last_img read more

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A’s provide lesson in launch-angle physics en route to sweep of Rangers

first_imgA gaggle of elementary school kids crowded the opposing bullpen nook at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday morning for a lesson in baseball science put on by the A’s, centered upon one of the game’s hottest physics commodities: Launch angle.Nick Martini got the honors of launching baseballs with a catapult into O.Co’s right field corner to demonstrate how much the likelihood of a ball dropping for a hit is altered by the angle at which it’s struck.Just in case Martini’s pregame lesson didn’t …last_img read more

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London Olympics: Leander Paes-Sania Mirza get down to business

first_imgLeander Paes and Sania Mirza finally got down to practice on the well manicured lawns of Wimbledon on Wednesday.After weeks of suspense and acrimony when one was not sure on which side of the court Sania would play, Leander agreed to play the advantage court. The Doha Asian Games gold medallist pair was on court for almost two hours and did various drills.”I have no problem playing on any side of the court and playing for the country matters the most to me,” said Leander later, as he was mobbed by the media.On her part, Sania was thrilled she got to play with Leander. “He is looking so good at the net and I am happy to be playing on the right court,” said Sania. She and Rushmi Chakravarthi are the wild cards in women’s doubles.A lot of muck had been thrown up in the lead-up to the Indian tennis team selection for the Olympics. Leander, being the highest ranked doubles player in India, had the preference of choosing his partner. But both Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhuptahi refused to play with him.Ultimately, he was paired with the inexperienced Vishnu Vardhan and as a compromise was teamed up with Sania in the mixed doubles. This led to another controversy, as Sania fumed that she was being used as ‘a bait’ and added that she would have preferred to play with Mahesh as they had won the French Open together.However, all that has now been buried underground as Leander, Mahesh, Sania, Somdev Devvarman, Rushmi and Vardhan are now hitting the ball on grass.advertisementlast_img read more

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22 days agoGiroud admits being frustrated at Chelsea: Tammy walks on water

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giroud admits being frustrated at Chelsea: Tammy walks on waterby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud admits he’s frustrated at Chelsea.The World Cup winneer is having to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham this season.And after last night’s Champions League defeat of Lille, Giroud stated: “It’s not the ideal. Little Tammy walks on water and scores a lot of goals. It is difficult to remove an attacker when he is successful.”But it’s good for the team, it makes us want to continue working and shake the competition. I hope things will evolve anyway, I do not lose hope, far from it. I am aware of the situation, it is not easy. But we hang on…” last_img read more

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14 days agoLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp named Premier League manager of the month

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp named Premier League manager of the monthby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named Premier League manager of the month for September.The Reds perfect start continued in September, with three wins.They claimed a home win over Newcastle United as well as away victories at Chelsea and Sheffield United.Klopp topped a four-man shortlist of Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers to take the award.The European champions entered this week’s international break eight points clear at the top of the table after victory over Leicester. last_img read more

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More Money Allocated to Assist the Most Vulnerable

first_imgThe Government has increased by 22.37 per cent, the funds allocated to assist the country’s most vulnerable citizens, in demonstration of its commitment to protecting this group.Making the revelation in her contribution to the 2013/14 Budget Debate in Gordon House on April 30, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller informed that$3.1 billion was allocated for social protection in the budget last year, while just over $4 billion was provided this year.“Protecting the most vulnerable among us – the poor, our children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities – is our central concern, as we go for growth and development and seek to unleash our full potential,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.The Prime Minister stressed that despite the severe economic challenges facing the country, the Government has managed to “provide real, rather than nominal increases, for some important areas.”Among these, she said, are: grants to children’s education, which moved from $1.9 billion to $2.5 billion; grants to children’s health, which moved from $435 million in 2012/13 to $465 million in this fiscal year; and grants to adults over 65 years, up from $538 million to $758 million.“We will never be able to build a quality economy if we cannot build a quality society. Simply put, you cannot balance the Budget if you do not balance people’s lives,” the Prime Minister said.Mrs. Simpson Miller delivered her presentation under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development – Unleashing Our Potential’.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Northeast BC

first_imgForecasters say that a broad trough will spread showers to the BC Peace region this afternoon. Thunderstorms will also be possible as instability increases ahead of an approaching upper low.According to meteorologists, there is a 60 percent chance of severe thunderstorms that could cause rainfall rates of up to 25 mm per hour, hail of up to 20 mm in diameter, and wind gusts of up to 80 km/h.The forecast is calling for the upper-level low to move from Northern B.C. down towards Prince George by Friday. The north will undergo cooling on Wednesday and rebound to near normal after Thursday.The full weather statement from Environment Canada can be read below:Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Current details:Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson regions today.Environment Canada says that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms, which may be capable of producing heavy rain.A map of the thunderstorm risk in B.C. today. Photo by Avalanche Canada. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

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CPSEs under strategic sale asked to prepare list of noncore assets ASAP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Finance Ministry has asked CPSEs identified for strategic sale to immediately prepare a list of assets and initiate dialogue with potential investors and bidders so that their non-core assets can be monetised quickly.Such CPSEs will have an option to either hive-off non-core assets to a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) or transfer sale proceeds of non-core assets to an escrow account to ring-fence the realised amount from the rest of the business, an official said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe government has already identified about 35 CPSEs for strategic sale. These include Air India, Pawan Hans, BEML, Scooters India, Bharat Pumps Compressors, and Bhadrawati, Salem and Durgapur units of steel major SAIL. The other CPSEs for which approvals are in place for outright sale include Hindustan Fluorocarbon, Hindustan Newsprint, HLL Life Care, Central Electronics, Bridge & Roof India, Nagarnar Steel plant of NMDC and units of Cement Corporation of India and ITDC. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have also been asked to ensure proper housekeeping of all assets with a view to ensuring better realisation at the time of sale. “The CPSEs will be required to immediately start making an inventory of all assets, and ensure proper title deeds are available for sale. They will have to also interact with potential investors and other stakeholders, including state government,” an official said. They will also be required to give suggestions regarding the mode of monetisation of the identified non-core assets. The official further said that non-core assets should ideally be hived off to an SPV, specially created through a demerger to hold and monetise such assets. However, since the transfer of assets to an SPV may involve time and issues like stamp duty, the CPSEs would be permitted to dispose the identified non-core assets on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the inter-ministerial group (IMG), chaired by Secretary in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). “In such cases, the CPSEs may create an escrow account to park the sale proceeds so as to ring-fence these from the rest of the business which is under strategic disinvestment,” the official added. In the case of Air India, which is undergoing the process of strategic disinvestment, the government has already created an SPV — Air India Assets Holding Ltd (AIAHL). The government has transferred Rs 29,000 crore debt of Air India, out of the total debt of Rs 55,000 crore of the airline, to AIAHL. Besides, proceeds from the sale of four subsidiaries — Air India Air Transport Services (AIATSL), Airline Allied Services (AASL), Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Hotel Corporation of India (HCI)– too would be transferred to AIAHL. Also, non-core assets – painting and artefacts – as well as other non-operational assets of the national carrier too will be transferred to the SPV. The DIPAM had earlier this week come out with guidelines for monetisation of non-core assets of CPSEs and immovable enemy properties, following a Cabinet decision in February. According to the guidelines, state-run companies will have 12 months to monetise non-core assets identified by a ministerial panel, headed by the finance minister, failing which the finance ministry may restrict budgetary allocations to CPSEs. The guidelines also provide CPSEs with an option to seek relaxation from the IMG of the 12-month deadline for the sale of non-core assets. “Any budgetary support for the CPSEs will be considered by the Department of Expenditure and DEA only if asset monetisation target is achieved by the CPSEs unless an exemption has been taken”, say the guidelines. The ministerial panel will also decide on the threshold over which non-core assets of CPSEs and immovable enemy properties would be taken up for monetisation under the asset monetisation framework. Non-core assets below the threshold would be sold by the state-owned entities themselves. The amount raised through the sale of non-core assets would form part of the disinvestment proceeds. The government has set a target of Rs 90,000 crore to be raised through CPSE disinvestment in the current financial year, up from the Rs 85,000 crore mopped up in the previous financial year. ptilast_img read more

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At least 605 schools in Delhi likely to lose recognition

first_imgNew Delhi: At least 605 private schools in the national capital may lose their recognition if they do not deposit Rs 5 lakh environmental compensation for failing to install rainwater harvesting system mandated by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), according to Delhi government officials. The NGT had in 2017 directed all Delhi government and private schools as well as colleges to install rainwater harvesting systems in their premises within two months at their own cost. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe green panel had stated that any institution that fails to install the rainwater harvesting system within the stipulated period shall be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 5 lakh. “Taking cognisance of the non-compliance of the earlier directions, 605 private schools were found defaulters of either not having rainwater harvesting system installed or having a yet to be made functional system,” an official of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaWhile the construction has not started at 331 private schools, the rain water harvesting plants are yet to be made functional in 274 private schools in the city. “The NGT had asked the DoE in February this year to direct the default schools to deposit the compensation within two weeks. Most of the schools did not comply by the order. We have issued final notices to the schools to deposit the compensation within three days. This shall be treated as final opportunity, failing which further necessary action for withdrawal of recognition of concerned schools shall be taken without any further opportunity,” the official said. The NGT had earlier directed schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it for inspecting the premises and granting permission to institutions for operating the system. If it was not possible to install the rainwater harvesting system, the institution should have approached the committee, it had said. The earlier The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs 50 crore on the Delhi government for failing to take action against polluting stainless steel pickling units in residential areas across the national capital. Similarly ,Volkswagen (VW) India has been fined Rs 500 crore by the National Green Tribunal, according to media reports. The environmental tribunal found that a “cheat device” in the company’s diesel cars damaged the environment.last_img read more

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