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GAA NEWS: MALIN SENIOR LADIES FACE RED HUGHS FOR PLACE IN DIVISION FOUR FINAL

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first_imgMALIN GAA NOTESLADIES FOOTBALLThe Senior Ladies play off against Red Hughs will take place this coming weekend on Saturday the 25th of October at 2pm. Keep an eye out on the club social media sites for the venue. The play off against Red Hugh’s will determine who is to play in the Division 4 Final.UNDERAGE BOYSTraining for the Under 6 age group in the club gym has recommenced on Sunday mornings at 10-00. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend. For more info contact Danny on 086-8988180 UNDERAGE GIRLSThe U12 Girls training is back in full swing this week. After a successful season last year, the team & management hope to have as many new & existing players taking part. This age group will train from 4pm to 5pm each Wednesday evening. All players from 4th class encourage to attend. Please remember to bring suitable training gear for inside & outside along with €2 & a bottle of water. For more information please contact Maria on 087773679.U10/U8/U6 Girls have also started back, with sessions running from 11am to 12:30 on Saturday mornings. All girls from Junior Infants to 3rd Class are invited to attend. Take clothes for both outdoor/inside training. €2 per training session, we would encourage as many new girls to take part to meet new friends & develop skills. For U10/U8 contact Angela O Donnell on 086 3198499 & for U6 contact Sadie Mc Laughlin on 086 1055903 for more information.SHAUN FARREN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENTThe Shaun Farren Memorial Tournament got underway at the weekend and after the opening day its Urblereagh who lead the way on 9 points, Carnmalin and Drumcarbit are both tied on 4, while Culdaff are still waiting on their first points. There is quite a long way to go yet, with many points up for grabs.SCOR NA NOG Scor na Nog Inishowen will be taking place in Muff on Friday 14th November. We are looking for people under 17 to compete in the following categories. Solo singing, Recitation, Ballad group, Quiz team and Drama. If you are interested in representing the club please contact Grace on 0868047199.CONDOLENCESEveryone involved with the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary Margaret O Connor who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.LOTTO There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1650, sequence drawn was 5-7-6-2-3-4-1. €50 winner was Jim Quigley, Malin Head. Winner of the €20 sellers prize was Seamus Doherty (PM) Malin Head. Next weeks jackpot is €1700 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.KNOW YOUR PARISHIt’s time to get your teams together as we will be hosting our second ever Know Your Parish Quiz on Sat 8th of November. Last years event was an outstanding success and more importantly a great nights craic. You still have time to brush up on your local knowledge as we set out to see which townland will take home the coveted crown in 2014. Will the brain boxes of Ballynahona retain the title? How many ex school teachers will Terence Colhoun surround himself with this year in attempt to win the trophy? With no stag party to distract him this time, can Ali Farren come out on top? We would urge someone from each townland to get their team of 4 together in the coming weeks as its sure to be a night not to be missed. For more information, contact Pat Mc Laughlin on 087 2030115.CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday present, or for any occasion. As it is now less than 100 days to Christmas, we would like to remind our followers of the importance of getting your orders in quickly to avoid any disappointment. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.GET FIT WITH CHARLIEGet fit with Charlie continues after its summer break. Come along and shed some of the summer pounds. Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-30 to 7-30 for women. While men classes get underway on the same nights from 7-30 to 8-30, all classes take place in the Malin GAA centre.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dancing classes upstairs in the Clubhouse, each Wednesday at 4pm and every Saturday at 12.30. All new starters welcome. For more information contact Donna on 086 2615755.GUESS THE SCORECongratulations to James Douglas of Beaugh who was the winner of the All Ireland Final Guess The Score Competition, James didn’t correctly predict the exact score but was the closest. While the majority of the county were left disappointed by the result, not so James, as rumour has it he made a small fortune from some wagers placed with unsuspecting punters that weekend.CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN SENIOR LADIES FACE RED HUGHS FOR PLACE IN DIVISION FOUR FINAL was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

PSNI INCURSION INTO DONEGAL: OFFICERS SAY ‘SORRY’

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first_imgTHE PSNI has apologised after its officers entered County Donegal today.“A police patrol inadvertently crossed the border into Lifford today for a short time,” the PSNI said in a statement.“On realising his error the driver turned at the next available roundabout. Police have made An Garda Siochana aware of the incident”  PSNI INCURSION INTO DONEGAL: OFFICERS SAY ‘SORRY’ was last modified: February 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fishing The North Coast: Pacific halibut flying over the rails

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first_imgFor the Times-StandardThe Pacific halibut bite all along the North Coast has been nothing short of spectacular this week. Since last Thursday when the ocean finally calmed, limits have been the rule. “It’s as good as I’ve seen it,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “There’s been quite a few caught at the Cape in shallow water while rock fishing, and the Eel River Canyon area has been good too. They seem to be all up and down the line clear to Trinidad in 250 to 300 feet of water.” …last_img read more

Ex-49ers coach Jim Harbaugh at it again, equates vanquished rival with ‘storm troopers’

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first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceIf there is a more homely, avert-your-gaze, hide-the-children rivalry trophy in college sports than the Paul Bunyan trophy, I’ve yet to see it.The unsettling expression. The fright-wig beard. Hands on hips and leaning back as if about to…Let’s just say the prize was fitting given the competitive exercise: Michigan vs. Michigan State. They were still talking about Saturday’s inelegant game on Monday. (And not just …last_img read more

49ers lose three key starters to injuries, including one for the season

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first_imgLess than 24 hours after their most exhilarating win of the season, the 49ers are dealing with the sobering injury news they’ll be without Richard Sherman and Dee Ford for multiple games, and center Weston Richburg for the rest of the season.Such is life in the NFL, even for its elite.Sherman’s MRI results from a test Monday morning show he suffered a Grade 2 strain to his right hamstring during Sunday’s win in New Orleans. Coach Kyle Shanahan said it will “probably be a couple of weeks” …last_img read more

Tourism to cash in on 2010 boom

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first_imgSouth African traditions are also atourism drawcard. The OR Tambo International Airportwas revamped ahead of the World Cup.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Trevor BloemChief Director: CommunicationsDepartment of Tourism+27 12 310 3631 or +27 82 771 6729RELATED ARTICLES• World Cup driving SA tourism• SA airports 90% World Cup ready• Kruger Park booked out for 2010• Tourism in South AfricaBongani NkosiThe recent 2010 Fifa World Cup has eradicated many myths about South Africa and boosted growth prospects for the country’s tourism industry, the government said on 7 September 2010.The tournament created a bright image of the country, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said in a statement. “The positive brand value that has been unlocked is immeasurable. The event helped us to turn the corner in terms of foreign perceptions about tourism safety.”The Department of Tourism met with industry role-players in Kempton Park, near Johannesburg, on 6 September to review the tournament’s impact on the sector.Delegates at the meeting included representatives from Federated Hospitality Association, South African Tourism Services Association of South Africa and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa, among others. They discussed lessons learnt from the spectacle and future plans for the industry.The meeting is part of government’s ongoing process of evaluating the benefits associated with hosting the football World Cup.In 2010, and especially during the tournament, South Africa managed to position itself as a high-quality tourism destination, according to the minister.“The World Cup opened up a new window of opportunity for the tourism industry,” said Van Schalkwyk. “It is up to all of us to make use of this opportunity.”It speeded up the construction and renovation of vital infrastructure, such as airports and new accommodation facilities, Van Schalkwyk added.The King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal was built at a cost of R6.7-billion (US$922-million), while the country’s two other international airports, OR Tambo and Cape Town, received multibillion-rand upgrades.Domestic airports, including those in Bloemfontein, East London, Upington and Kimberley, also underwent massive revamps worth millions of rands.“These are all important investments in building the future capacity of the tourism sector,” said Van Schalkwyk.Tourism on top of its gameThe country’s tourism industry was on top of its game during the World Cup, the minister said.In addition to creating a safe environment for tourists and completing airport and road revamps on time, the sector excelled in service delivery in the formal accommodation sector, management of increased airlift volumes, the security of air space and the implementation of new systems to facilitate passenger movement, Van Schalkwyk said.“Overall, the collective efforts in the tourism sector were key in delivering an exceptional World Cup,” he added. “As a country, a people, a government and private sector we built a shared vision and delivered on it.”However, the industry could have done so much more in other areas, the minister said. These include ensuring greater benefits for small, medium and micro enterprises; better managing the expectations of the informal accommodation sector; “getting accommodation prices right in the face of the global economic downturn”; and listing up-front availability of accommodation on a database.National convention and events bureau The tourism department is planning to set up a national convention and events bureau to make the most of the World Cup legacy.Cashing in on the infrastructure investments is one of the most important tasks ahead, the minister said, adding that “our proposals in this regard have been received very well by the industry”.The bureau will be part of the five-year National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) which the department introduced in May 2010. It will be positioned to market events and promote tourism businesses.In light of South Africa attracting more than 1-million tourists during the month-long World Cup, the NTSS is now aiming to increase the number of foreign arrivals in the future.Some 9.9-million foreign visitors came to the country in 2009, but through the strategy volumes are hoped to reach 13.5-million by 2015.last_img read more

South African pupils win World Literary Quiz

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first_imgThe Manor Gardens Primary School quizteam scored 51 points to win the 2011International Kids Literary Quiz, 16points clear of their runners up, SummitHeights Public School from Canada with 35.(Image: Manor Gardens Primary School)MEDIA CONTACTS• Carol Lottering+27 31 261 1401RELATED ARTICLES• SA whizz-kid in line for Google award• SA students tops at science awards• Education in South Africa• Student boffin is top programmerNosimilo RamelaPupils and teachers from Manor Gardens Primary School in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, are celebrating after the school’s team won the 2011 International Kids Literary Quiz in New Zealand on 19 July.Grade seven pupils Alexandra Breckenridge, Matthew Robbins, Emily Spencer and Sarah Herrington represented South Africa in the event, taking on teams from the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand. The annual event tests the literary knowledge of children between 10 and 13.Wayne Mills, a New Zealand quizmaster and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, founded the quiz in 1991 to motivate youngsters to read more and see the activity as a type of sport. Mills wanted good readers to be rewarded and be celebrated by their schools, just like sporty children are.Over the past 20 years the competition has grown into a popular annual event among youngsters in the different participating countries, with hundreds of teams vying for a chance to represent their nation in the final. Some 400 teams in the UK alone took part in the regional finals this year.Manor Gardens Primary School beat 150 teams from schools around South Africa in their regional finals held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.Teams have to get through 10 rounds of 10 questions in the regional finals. The questions cover a range of topics in children’s books, including weapons in literature and witches.Bookstore Exclusive Books sponsored the competition in South Africa, offering cash prizes and book vouchers to each of the winning teams.Manor Gardens principal Carol Lottering said the school’s teachers, pupils and parents were proud of the team.“They have shown that there is some good in our education. You often hear negative things about education in this country, but here is a public school that has competed internationally and won.”‘Emphatic win’Competition organisers Kids Lit Quiz congratulated the young South Africans for their outstanding win.“The South African team from Manor Gardens in Durban was comprehensively strong in all the categories and won this year’s final emphatically,” it said in a statement.The Durban school team won the contest with 51 points – which is 16 points clear of runners up Summit Heights Public School from Canada, with 35; and last year’s winners Cockermouth School from the UK, with 27 points.Lottering said that the team which helped prepare the pupils for the competition as well as the school’s media centre teacher, Isobel Sobey, had a big role to play in their success.“It was a joint effort by the teachers and parents, who worked together to assist the children. The teachers emphasise the importance of reading in the same way the parents do at home.”The school’s Facebook page has been flooded with congratulatory messages since news broke of their triumph. South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was among the many who posted celebratory messages on the page. “You make the country proud,” she wrote.The school has also written a message on Facebook on behalf of the team to thank all their supporters for the encouraging words.“We are truly overwhelmed with the support and the lovely messages. Alex, Emily, Matthew and Sarah are absolutely thrilled with the response and thank their school friends, teachers and everyone who has followed the team on this momentous journey.”last_img read more

Ten off-the-beaten-path ways to CITO

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first_img SharePrint RelatedCache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives”CITO 2019 Season 1 RecapJune 11, 2019In “Community”Chalking The Horse: It’s the Neigh-borly Thing to Do — Interview With CITO Host The WomblesSeptember 12, 2019In “Cache In Trash Out” All good cachers go geocaching, but what do great cachers do? Cachers Improve The Outdoors!Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at over 18,000 events.CITO Events often involve litter clean-up, trail building, tree planting, invasive species removal, and more. Perhaps you’ve attended CITOs in the past and are ready to host your own, or maybe as a regular CITO host you’re ready to change things up.Today we highlight off-the-beaten-path ways to step up your CITO. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Asian athletes wrestle dirty washrooms, mosquitoes in Delhi

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first_imgInternational athletes who have arrived in Delhi for the annual Asian Wrestling Championship that kicked off on Wednesday are facing what can be described as a “loos-loos situation”.Faced with dirty toilets, messy surroundings and swarms of mosquitoes at the Sports Authority of India’s KD Jadhav indoor hall inside Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium, the fighters have lodged a strong protest with the Wrestling Federation of India. Some said they have been forced to answer nature’s call out in the open.The incident comes about three years into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission that aims to make the country clean and free of open defecation by 2019. The PM led the drive in 2014 by wielding the broom at the Mandir Marg Police Station in the Capital and exhorted everyone to follow suit.As many as 23 nations are participating in the five-day wrestling event and many have complained about the dirty washrooms and flies all over the place.International wrestlers and officials, who spoke to Mail Today, appeared incensed at the circumstances.”We heard about the mosquito-borne diseases (chikungunya and dengue) in Delhi and if you go to the toilets here you can for sure be bitten by one of those dangerous mosquitoes. We spoke to the organisers but nothing much has been done,” said an international wrestler on condition of anonymity.India has the largest number of urban dwellers without toilets at home and the highest number of people defecating in the open, according to a report by WaterAid, an international water and sanitation nonprofit.advertisementEven a star Indian wrestler slammed the management of the event. “I got to know from my foreign friends that they are scared of chikungunya and dengue. You can see the entrance gate of the KD Jadhav indoor stadium; it’s so dirty. Well, men can go out for nature’s call but what about the women,” the wrestler said.OFFICIAL SAYS ISSUE ‘SORTED’ Mail Today also visited the spots pointed out by the athletes and found that the situation was actually far from sanitary. WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar, however, said everything was being taken care of and the toilets were being cleaned.”We have asked the caretaker to keep a watch on it,” he said. “On the first day there were many mosquitoes but we did fogging and SAI also helped us. As you know that in Delhi there is problem of mosquitoes and they don’t even need accreditation to enter,” he joked. “We got to know about the problems of wrestlers and we immediately sorted the situation out.”The Swachh Bharat survey carried out in January-February this year in 434 cities, with the results made public this month, showed that Delhi had slipped in the rankings compared to last year.NO HOTELS FOR INDIAN WOMEN WRESTLERSThere were also reports that Indian women wrestlers who came to the event directly from a Lucknow camp had to wait at the stadium as no hotel had been booked for them.”We spent our whole day at the stadium. We came here in the morning (on May 10) and we were tired and forced to sleep in the stadium only. We were assigned a hotel late in the evening,” a female wrestler told Mail Today.This at a time when WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been made the vice-president of the international body-United World Wrestling (UWW).The first day of the championship lacked sheen as it kicked off to a poor response with little in the form of facilities for either the fans or the media. Two days have gone by and the journalists covering the event are yet to get their accreditations.During the previous edition held in Thailand, India were placed seventh with nine medals- one gold, three silvers and five bronzes. A 24-strong team is in the championship this time with eight each in freestyle, women and Greco-Roman category. Twenty-four gold and silver along with 48 bronze medals are up for grabs. India has already picked up three bronze medals.ALSO READ | PM Modi’s gamechanger Swachh Bharat mission: Cities getting rid of dirty picture? ALSO READ | How did Indore and Bhopal improve their rankings to become cleanest cities in countrylast_img read more