While Super Eagles players and top team officials will pocket $15,000-a-match win bonus in the first round of the World Cup in Russia next year, teamâ€™s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr will earn double that amount.SCORENigeria has further gathered that both Rohr and the rest of the team will be entitled to an additional bonus for advancing to the Round of 16 with the Franco-German coach again getting twice what each player will get.And a win in the Round of 16 will see Rohr pocket an additional $40,000, while the players and officials are paid $20,000 each.That will be the template for subsequent rounds of the World Cup should the Eagles make the expected progress at Russia 2018. Rohr only recently agreed a new two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with President Amaju Pinnick revealing his monthly salary of about $50,000 was also reviewed upwards.Each player will earn a bonus of $15,000 for a win in the first round of the World Cup, where they are drawn against Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.Meanwhile, Croatia national team manager, Zlatko DaliÄ‡, has clarified his comments about knowing the starting line-up that will take to the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad pitch against Nigeria on June 16.The Croatians are aware that Argentina are nailed-on favourites to top Group D of the World Cup, so they are focusing their attention on the next strongest rival on paper, Nigeria, in the buildup to the Mundial.”I got a clue in my head. I think every coach knows the first 11 for the World Cup. But certainly there is space for one or two changes. You have to have a vision, so you can do it,” said Dalic to Sportske Novosti.Croatia has already lined up friendlies against Peru and Mexico during the next FIFA window, and are wrapping up talks to face an African team with the same playing style as Nigeria in June.”That’s my plan to check in early June, and then on June 8 or 9 before leaving Russia. The other should be an African national team with a similar style to Nigeria,” added Dalic.The Super Eagles are due to take on Poland in a friendly on March 23, and proposed warm-up matches with England and Egypt are still in the works.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Dominica government cautioned by the IMF to exercise prudency in operating its citizenship for investment programCitizenship by investmentThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told Dominica that a prudent management framework of its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) revenues is key, regardless of the expected duration of the windfall with priority given to capital spending, debt reduction and saving.Dominica is among several Caribbean countries implementing a CBI program through which foreign investors are granted citizenship of the country in return for making a significant investment in its socio-economic development.Highly volatile and unpredictable receiptsIn a paper which examined the CBI before the passage of Hurricane Maria in September, the Washington-based financial institution said due to the highly volatile and unpredictable nature of CBI receipts, “the policy options to allocate such revenues should be carefully examined with sufficient consideration given to potential effects on the country’s medium and long-term macroeconomic fundamentals”.Country’s reliance on revenueThe IMF had noted that the Dominica CBI inflows had reached near 10 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), increasing the country’s reliance on these revenues. It argued that that given their volatile and unpredictable nature, CBI revenues should be used prudently.The IMF said that the long-term disadvantages of allocating additional CBI revenues to current expenditure outweigh the benefits and that the analysis has shown that using CBI flows to increase public consumption could lead to lower levels of output and threaten the sustainability of government finances.The study also showed that this is the case even if a sudden stop were to happen in the relatively later in time, after critical constraints affecting current expenditure decisions are considered.
:10—I still find no humor in young children being abused and certainly a lot still remains to be seen regarding the allegations against former Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine who was fired on Monday. Clearly where there’s smoke there’s fire! And when your wife says she knew something was up … well let’s just say it doesn’t look good for ya!! Hold up, wait a minute … then you find out your old lady was getting busy with your hook-up too. It’s ugly and it’s nasty, just nasty!:09—You know I turn my column in every week before kick-off and I usually hit it on the head. So this you can take to the bank … Steelers handle the Chiefs big time, 21-10. Take it to the bank I said and deposit it!:08—C’mon Indy Colts, Payton Manning can’t be that valuable and Lord knows he doesn’t play defense. Win a game will ya!:07—Old School Fellas do yourselves a favor and dig up or tune in to a great cowboy shoot-em up classic. “Rio Bravo” still holds up as one of the all time greats. But for right now here’s your movie review for the week. Go see Tower Heist starring Eddie Murphy. It’s a good movie, you’ll like it. I give it 3 basketballs:06—John Elway you sold out your starting quarterback Tim Tebow. Shut up mmaaannn! You got nerve, it took you 40 years to win a title and you had great teams around you. But you want Tebow to do it overnight. C’mon man!:05—Hats off to Clairton High School. They win another WPIAL football title and go undefeated in the process. Clairton ain’t lost a game since 1920 or something. “Go Bears!!!” and congratulations to North Allegheny, Montour and Kevin Cameron’s Aliquippa squad for advancing upstate.:04—By the way, in case you didn’t hear the Champions Enterprises team fed 80 plus senior citizens for Thanksgiving this past week over at the Gable Ridge Homes in Wilkinsburg. Here’s a turkey leg to the management, Rev. Rocky Topek and family, Dennis Briggs and family, and Team Champion for a job well done and keeping the memory of the Late Great Rev. Bishop Councilman Duane A. Darkins alive. “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!”:03—Speaking of food, and I was … pay attention you new Penn Hills residents … (oops, sorry my bad!) when’s the last time you had a “Dirty O” … Original’s hot dog down in Oakland? Man they still hit the spot. Go do it … go ahead do it … and remember how good it was back in the day!:02—Don’t ask me why. I just don’t like Green Bay and I can’t stand Aaron Rogers. They’re just too cocky for me. (Yea like the Steelers ain’t.) Anyway I hope they get beat, I hope they don’t go undefeated and I hope we see them again! I am just saying … you know we gave them that Super Bowl!!:01—If you don’t have “RED GEAR” now for the Champions First Friday—Christmas Par-Tay / Red Par-Tay you might be out of luck. People are calling me asking me where they can get their red hook-up. I don’t know mmmaaannn!!! But I know this. The First Big Holiday Par-Tay is on. Friday, Dec. 2—The Club in Monroeville—$10 at the door donation benefits Toys for Tots aka Toys for Champions—Everybody’s wearing red—Prizes for Best Dressed Single & Couple—Vendors in the house with Christmas gifts you can buy—cash bar—cash kitchen—free parking—Special guest The Pittsburgh Cheyney University Alumni Chapter, if you went there, be there! (Call Tammy Maltby for information 412-378-6009) and very special guest basketball legend B.B. Flenory. (That’s right I said legend. You try scoring 81 points in a game!)“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00—It’s here and if you don’t have a ticket now you may not get one. The 36th Annual Willie Pops Stargell MVP Awards Banquet—Monday, Dec. 5—LeMont Restaurant Mt. Washington—$65 covers everything. Special guest KDKA’s Kimberly Gill—Guest speaker Rich Fitzgerald, new Allegheny County Executive—Keynote speaker Chuck Sanders—The Fabulous Diamond Models—And honoring the great Sam Clancy, J.R. Holden, Reggie Mitchell, Clarence Hopson, Ashley Battle and others—Call The Champions for information 412-628-4856.~ Game Over ~
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Grays Harbor RacewayFans at the Grays Harbor Raceway were treated to an awesome night of racing on Saturday June 8th. The 3/8-mile clay oval facility had a large car count on hand in the pit area that produced some wonderful action on the track. The headline event was the Cut Rate Auto Parts 100 for the Street Stock division which had them compete in a marathon one-hundred lap feature. Other classes on hand included the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, and Hornets.Walking away with the cool $650.00 check at the end of the Cut Rate Auto Parts 100 was defending track champion Jason Tole. The Hoquiam driver showed the field the way for ninety-eight total laps. Tole, who originally planned on taking the night off, would take the lead on lap three getting past the Sam’s Auto Repair/Desperado Express #40 Camaro of Mike Knox from Tacoma.As Tole would pace the field several cautions would occur a total including a total of eleven taking place by race’s end. After the fourth caution happened yellow flag laps started to be counted up until lap ninety. After the fuel stop at the midway point it started to become a race of attrition as drivers pushed their machines to the limit.Lapped traffic came into play especially with only a couple of laps to go and it looked like Brian Harding of Oakville was going to make the pass. The Northwest Mountain Winery/Wilcox & Flegel Petroleum Supply #28 Camaro would briefly seize the top spot only to give it right back due to a caution on lap ninety-four. Tole would retain the lead and hold off the contenders to put his Western Washington Construction/Crowell Brothers Automotive #34 Camaro into victory lane for the third straight race in Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stock division.“I planned on hanging out in the stands tonight but I kind of got guilted into racing tonight,” an extremely happy Jason Tole would say in victory lane, “I had all kinds of game plans going into this race but once the green flag came out I was just focused on getting to the front and staying there. I got to thank Larry DeMoss from Cut Rate Auto Parts for doing putting up the money, this is awesome.”Fellow Hoquiam driver Jack Parshall would finish a respectable second place in his Jacknut Apparel/CNK Machine #9 entry followed by Brian Harding in third. The #43 Mustang of Aberdeen native Shane Kerrigan was fourth while crossing the line in fifth was Brian Izzi from Lacey piloting the Eddie’s Automotive/Fusion Graphix #17 Camaro. Earlier in the evening Eddie Blood of Olympia set fast time of the night at 18.913 seconds driving the #97 Malibu sponsored by Eddie’s Automotive/Fusion Graphix.Reece Goetz of Snohomish was out for a nice Saturday night drive in the 360 Sprint main event. Starting on the pole position Goetz would put his Great Western Transport/Speedmart Inc./Elma Lanes #9R Eagle mount into the lead on the initial start. As the feature had a long green flag run Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam closed up the gap between him and Goetz and would start to put pressure on the leader.As the laps winded down Van Dam continued to look for a way around Goetz but Goetz held the preferred line. In the closing laps Van Dam tried to make the pass for the lead but was unable to get around Goetz. Van Dam would have to defend second as J.J. Hickle made a bonsai move to the bottom with only a little left in the race. The opportunity gave Goetz a chance to have some breathing room which was enough for him to go on and cruise to the win. For Goetz it was his second win of the season making him the first driver to win more than once in the 360 Sprints.J.J. Hickle would capture second in the Meyer Electric/Kitsap Powdercoating #3 XXX followed by the Kovash Logging/Johanson Excavating #33V A.R.T. of Henry Van Dam in third. Finishing in the fourth position was Jay Cole from Shelton in his Our Community Credit Union/Bulldog Trailers #0J XXX while fifth went to the Shark Racing Engines/LAW Motorsports #33 of Everett’s Colton Heath driving for car owners Alan Larson and Kelly Welch.Setting fast time of the night was Mill Creek native Cam Smith in the Dave Smith Motorsports/Powdercoating Inc./Nelson Texturing #17 Maxim with a time of 14.761 seconds. Earning the victories in heat race action were Colton Heath and Jay Cole.The Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds were in full force as they were competing for an enhanced purse of $750.00 to win courtesy of X-Factor Race Cars. Hometown driver Josh Muller was the car to beat in his PBM Trucking/Eager Beaver Dirtworks/DVO Custom Guitars #3M Skyrocket. Muller drove a distinct line the whole race primarily working the bottom groove of the track.Both Mark Carrell and Scott Miller were quick and at one point each of them had a chance to get by Muller but Muller would shut the door on them on each occasion. In the late stages Joe German from Wishkah put his name in the hat for the win by moving into second place with only a few laps to go. German tried his best to get his Wishkah Iron Works/Ozman Services Inc. #75X Skyrocket into the lead but Muller would hold on. Josh Muller became the fourth different winner in five Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified features so far in 2013.“The bottom was definitely smooth,” commented Josh Muller, “I was just focused on hitting my marks and staying out in front. I got to thank all my sponsors and crew for helping me out.”Joe German would finish in the runner-up position while Redmond, Oregon’s Mark Carrell was third in his Mark’s Auto Body/Gray’s Automotive #27 GRT by Phillips entry. The Blue Bear Park/Barbie’s Restaurant #26 Shaw of Shelton driver Scott Miller was fourth followed by Tom Sweatman from Cosmopolis in fifth in the Sweatman Trucking/D&D Dyno/MASCO Petroleum #11 Shaw. Earlier in the evening Josh Muller and Scott Miller were heat race winners.The Hornet division saw Brian Norton take care of business in his Free Junk Removal #43. The Tacoma native took the lead early in the race and ran away with it to earn his second straight victory of the season. Norton also becomes the first Hornet driver to win more than one feature this year.“Once I got ahead it was clean sailing,” said Brian Norton, “this ties us for the same amount of wins as I got last year so it feels good.”The Kerrigan & Sons Trucking #17 of Aberdeen’s Willie Wright was second followed by the #19 of Ryan Williams in third. The Free Junk Removal/Eddie’s Automotive #75 of Chad Norton from Tenino crossed the line fourth and completing the top five was Amanda Allery of Elma in her I-5 Auto & Truck/Loopez Inc. #37X. Chad Norton and Amanda Allery would win their respected heat races earlier in the night.The Grays Harbor Raceway will be back in action this Saturday June 15th. The Wild Wild West Modified Shootout will kick their speedweek series off at GHR as the local Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified stars will defend their home track from the several travelling teams. 360 Sprints, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets will all be on the card. For more information log on towww.graysharbrorraceway.com.Race SummaryCut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100Saturday June 8th, 2013Grays Harbor RacewayElma, Washington360 Sprints11 EntriesFast Time: Cam Smith, 14.761Heat Race Winners: Colton Heath (1), Jay Cole (2)A-Feature: 1. Reece Goetz, 2. J.J. Hickle, 3. Henry Van Dam, 4. Jay Cole, 5. Colton Heath, 6. Tyler Anderson, 7. Cam Smith, 8. Jeff Dunlap, 9. Mike Romig, 10. Brent Hoover, 11. Jason ReedShipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds15 EntriesHeat Race Winners: Josh Muller (1), Scott Miller (2)A-Feature: 1. Josh Muller, 2. Joe German, 3. Mark Carrell, 4. Scott Miller, 5. Tom Sweatman, 6. Del Schnitzer, 7. Zack Simpson, 8. Carl Larson, 9. Kris Asche, 10. Rayun McMichael, 11. Kevin Keller, 12. Alan Muncheow, 13. Jeff Foster, 14. Scott Westley, 15. Will TaylorCut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks24 EntriesFast Time: Eddie Blood, 18.913A-Feature: 1. Jason Tole, 2. Jack Parshall, 3. Brian Harding, 4. Shane Kerrigan, 5. Brian Izzi, 6. Eddie Blood, 7. Cory Sweatman, 8. Ryan Haney, 9. Austin Kerrigan, 10. Matt Babcock, 11. Matt Bramer, 12. Mike Clingen, 13. Chip Haney, 14. Kelly Fugate, 15. Don Briggs, 16. Will Madison, 17. Tim Phillips, 18. Mike Knox, 19. Greg Watkins, 20. Ross Watkins, 21. Doug Brewster, 22. Andy Schmidt, 23. Josh Cherry, 24. Tom HeckerHornetes13 EntriesHeat Race Winners: Chad Norton (1), Amanda Allery (2)A-Feature: 1. Brian Norton, 2. Willie Wright, 3. Ryan Williams, 4. Chad Norton, 5. Amanda Allery, 6. Jeff Daniel, 7. Jeserae Norton, 8. Tom Hecker Jr., 9. Chris Pugsley, 10. Michael Brewster, 11. Peggy Harding, 12. Jason Valentine, DNS Jeremy Norton
The Castlegar Rebels finally have an opponent to play for all the marbles in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.After watching the Osoyoos Coyotes storm back to even the Okanagan Conference Final, the North Okanagan Knights scored three times in the opening period en route to a convincing 4-0 victory in Game seven of the beste-of-seven Conference Final Sunday in Armstrong.The Knights win the series 4-3 and now advance to meet Kootenay Conference Champion Castlegar in the KIJHL Championship. Game one of the best-of-seven final goes Tuesday in Castlegar.Mat Lambert and Derek Andrews scored one minute apart in the first period to give North Okanagan goalie Dustin Nikkel all the support he would need to backstop the Knights to victory.Colton Thibault also scored in the first period.Andrews, shorthanded in the third, completed the scoring.Nikkel stopped all 33 shots by the Coyotes.
For some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series.Beaver Valley can complete the sweep Saturday night in Nelson when the teams meet for Game four of the series at the NDCC Arena.“It was a great win of us tonight,’’ said Hawks head coach Terry Jones from outside the winner’s dressing room.“I thought it was a pretty gritty effort tonight, by both teams,” Jones added.“I thought in the first period there wasn’t much out there . . . guys were battling hard but once we got that first goal one we seem to relax a little bit and get some confidence.”After a scoreless first period, Hawks Jace Weegar got the visitors going six minutes into the second period.Nelson bounced right back, tying the game at 1-1 on a goal seconds later by Levi Hulston.However, Devin Nemes teamed up with Tyler Ghirardosi and Evan Gorman for a picture-perfect marker to give Beaver Valley the 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Nelson came out with some jump in the third, looking for the equalizer.The Leafs got a chance to tie the game when Hulston found himself in all alone on Beaver Valley netminder Tallon Kramer.But Hulston, shooting for the top corner, fired a shot wide of the net. “Of course we want Levi to scored, but you’re not going to score on every shot,” said Leafs captain Rayce Miller.“The next one is going to go in . . .. That’s the mindset you have to have. That’s what we tell each other, you miss one the next one is going in.”Minutes later the Hawks made the Leafs pay when Ghirardosi scored the first of two in the period and Dylan Heppier added a power play goal.Andy Fitzpatrick pulled the Leafs to within a pair with a special teams goal.But the Hawks scored twice with Leafs goalie Josh Williams on the bench for an extra attacker to secure the four-goal victory.“I thought our third period was a real good period,” Jones said.“We just played it the right way and we worked real hard on the defensive side.”“But that team doesn’t quit over there,” Jones added.“They work hard and got some guys that just keep battling.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 31-26 in the game.Kramer won his second game of the series in goal for the Hawks.Meanwhile, Josh Williams, who had a bounce-back game for the Leafs after getting pulled during Game one of the series, took the loss.“We just come ready to go,” said Miller when asked how the Leafs can extend the series.“We wipe the slate clean and play the same way we did today and come to the rink ready to go.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson once again played the game without a full compliment of players. Defenceman Dash Thompson returned to the lineup, but Cleary Ambrose did not play leaving the Leafs with 16 skaters . . . . The game saw more than 500 fans attend. . . . If a fifth game is necessary it will be played Monday night in Fruitvale. . . . In Grand Forks, Austin Dean scored in the second overtime period to give the Border Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Castlegar Rebels. Shayne Pluto and Chad Grambo also scored for Grand Forks while Darren Medeiros and Chris Breese replied for the Rebels. The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game four Saturday in the Boundary City.
Annual Summer Barbecue The club’s annual summer barbecue took place last Saturday, August 13th at the Scarvey. The band Palomini played first and were followed by the €10,000 lotto draw, the strictly come dancing draw and finally by Mickey & Charlie and their band. Many thanks to Brian Stokes who organised the event and to all those who helped out before, during and after.€10,000 Lotto Jackpot The main lotto draw went ahead as normal but didn’t produce any winners. Therefore, a further draw took place get rid of the €10,000 lotto jackpot. There was one prize of €5,000 and five prizes of €1,000, one of which was restricted to club members. Oisin (X) Doherty, Ballymagan, Buncrana was the lucky winner of the top prize of €5,000. The five €1,000 winners were as follows: Michelle Doherty, Oakfield Crescent, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Brendan Ryan, Ard Na Greine, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Shaun McCallion, Oakfield Close, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Janette McLaughlin, Moyle Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Oliver Prunty, C/o Gary Duffy, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Many thanks to all those who sold tickets and helped to organise the draw.Buncrana GAA Strictly Come DancingSunday 30th of October 2011 has been set as the date of the final of Buncrana GAA’s strictly come dancing! A draw took place at the barbecue on Saturday night to decide the partners for the competition. The line-up is as follows: Elizabeth Ann Nelson & Robert Callaghan; Lisa Wilson & Tom Clare; Michelle McCarron & John Peter Doherty (Roe); Martina Blake & Finn Hegarty; Mary Philomena Kerr & Pat McMyler; Angela Cassidy & Benny McGee; Madeline Fullerton Redmond & Shane McDaid; Marie Breslin & Adrian McColgan; Lisa Doherty & Pauric Óg O’Flaherty; Andrea Hutchinson & Tom O’Connor; Lorna Gallanagh & Andy McLaughlin; Lisa Dillon & John Toner. Good luck to everyone involved.All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets Ticket orders for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final between Donegal and Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday 28th August have to be made by Tuesday 16th August. As with previous orders each club can only submit one order . Orders must be with Pauline Grant by text in time for the order deadline of 4pm (086 081 2429).The Clarion Hotel Clonliffe Valley, Dublin have been in contact with the club offering discounted prices to anyone wishing to stay in Dublin over the semi-final weekend. Anyone interested in these special supporters rates should contact Santa Eglite, on 01-625-8007 or at [email protected] and she will send you all the details.Buncrana CupThe final of the Buncrana Cup, between Derry and Tyrone, took place at the Scarvey on Saturday last. This under sixteen inter-county competition is an annual affair, set-up to commemorate those killed by the Omagh bomb. Derry were hoping to make it three in a row but Tyrone had other ideas. Tyrone were the much hungrier side and this proved to be the decisive factor. Tyrone ran out convincing winners, refusing to stop even when the game was won. The game was officiated by Buncrana referee Paddy McGonigle.Senior Football Buncrana bounced back from a mid-week league defeat at home to Burt (0-4 to 0-11) to record a good away win at Urris (0-8 to 2-5), in a competitive and entertaining fixture.Ladies’ Football Senior ladies team training starts on Wednesday 17th August at 7pm. Everyone welcome.Bord na nÓg Under 12 HurlingThe u12 hurlers continued their impressive form with comfortable wins over Burt and Strabane in recent weeks. The strength and depth of this squad was proven with several players missing over the period some of the younger members of the team proved themselves well able to step up. This Thursday Four Master’s Donegal Town will visit, all players to be at the Scarvey for 6.40pm. More importantly this squad will take part in Owenbeg, Derry in the last of the Derry blitzes were the boys will compete in the A-Division. The club will also be fielding u8’s and u10’s with a bus probably leaving at 9am, more details during the week.Under 14 Football Buncrana under 14 footballers traveled to play Malin on Wednesday night, in their first championship match of the year. Buncrana started off slowly in desparate weather conditions, conceding an early goal followed by two quick Malin points in the first ten minutes. However that proved to be Malin’s final score of the proceedings as Buncrana went on to register 1-9 without reply, to take the advantage into halftime. In spite of deteriorating weather conditions Buncrana started the second half as they finished the first, by dominating battles in key areas of the pitch. Buncrana put another goal and six points on the score board without reply. The game finished, Buncrana 2-15 Malin 1-02. Overall, it was an exception team performance from the boys.Donegal GAA Team Training Fund Golf Classic, Thursday 18th August, Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf CourseThere are only a few slots available for teams who wish to participate in the above golf classic, currently we have 45 teams signed up to play. Tee boxes costing €50 euro are available to any person, business or club who wishes to support the classic. Advertising space in our A4, 24 page programme is limited due to the great support the classic has received.Should anyone be interested in sponsoring a tee box, please contact Charlie Cannon, 087 694 9125 or PJ McGowan, 086 222 2750 or any of the organising committee –Gerry Rushe, Nicola Ferry, Eilish Rushe, Barney Gallagher, Patrick Ellison, Crona Regan.Weekly Lotto DrawThe results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 2nd August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 22-23-27-28.There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,075 Lotto Plus draw were 09-11-25-27. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Mary McGee, St Oran’s Road;Eamonn Coyle, Rockdale;Brendan Ryan, Ard na Greine;Jimmy McBride, The Woods;Roisin Bradley, Castle Avenue.RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email [email protected], stating so.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email [email protected] by 6pm on a 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/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES
6 July 2011The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened its 123rd Session in Durban with a vibrant ceremony at the city’s Playhouse on Tuesday night, with South African President Jacob Zuma in attendance.During the ceremony, Zuma awarded one of its highest national decorations, the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, to IOC head Jacques Rogge.Zuma told the high-profile gathering that the award was made to demonstrate gratitude to the IOC for their solidarity and commitment to human rights in South Africa.“This historic session presents an opportunity for us to recognise the outstanding contribution of the IOC, and of Dr Rogge in particular, to the struggle against apartheid and racial oppression.“The IOC General Assembly has not met in Africa since the last gathering in Cairo 86 years ago,” Zuma said. That was a much different Africa, which was still battling the yoke of colonialism.“The choice of venue is therefore timely and important, given also that Africa is a continent where the Olympic movement has unearthed exceptional individual talents over many years.”2018 Winter Games hostOn Wednesday, the IOC Session will elect the host city for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) are the three candidates.Representatives of the three bidders, including German President Christian Wulff, French Prime Minister François Fillon, Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak, were present at Tuesday night’s ceremony.“As a country that has gone through numerous bids, we fully understand the pressure and the anxiety,” Zuma said. “We wish the three cities well with their final presentations.”Zuma thanked the IOC for supporting South Africa in hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“We are proud to reflect on the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup as a successful event that brought lasting social and economic benefits to our country and continent … Sport is a powerful instrument of promoting peace, friendship, unity and tolerance within nation states and the peoples of the world.”Zuma welcomed Princess Charlene of Monaco, a former South African Olympic swimmer who continues to be an ambassador for the country, and her husband Prince Albert.“We wish them a long life and many years of happiness and success together,” said Zuma.Meanwhile, Rogge appealed to governments to help the sports world get rid of doping, cheating and illegal betting.“Protecting the integrity of sport is a priority for the IOC and there is no room for complacency against performance-enhancing drugs, judging and refereeing scandals,” Rogge said.On the bidding process, Rogge said: “I cannot predict the outcome of the vote, but I can say with confidence that the city selected to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will have the capacity to deliver outstanding results.”Source: BuaNews
Twitter/@Mark__SnyderParamus Catholic has been very kind to the Michigan football program. The New Jersey football power produced Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, as well as Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the class of 2016 and top Michigan signee. Today, Harbaugh’s never-ending satellite camp tour makes a high-profile stop at the school, and he did not hesitate to make a ridiculous comparison.Harbaugh moving with the mic, said he feels like he did going into the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/Gv4Y0s5Yra— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) June 8, 2016Harbaugh coached in Super Bowl XLVII, where his San Francisco 49ers lost to his brother’s Baltimore Ravens, so technically ‘he would know.’ Never stop selling, Harbaugh.As for #HarbaughJerseyWatch, after rocking an Archie Manning jersey in Mississippi this morning, Harbaugh went with Derek Jeter this evening. Pretty appropriate for the greater New York City area.As he promised, Harbaugh with Jeter jersey pic.twitter.com/1eqhImhYww— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) June 8, 2016We’re not sure about the Super Bowl comparison, but if Harbaugh makes inroads with another Peppers or Gary, it will have been a day well spent for Michigan football.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods”
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,728.28, down 66.85 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 15 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $2.10 on 21.3 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 60 cents, or 8.66 per cent, to $7.53 on 14.9 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up seven cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $7.67 on 12.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down 17 cents, or 6.85 per cent, to $2.31 on 9.9 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 34 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to $42.09 on 7.1 million shares.Toronto Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 28 cents, or 0.4 per cent, to $69.55 on 6.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry Inc. (TSX:BB). Down four cents at $10.61. Blackberry is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles by building a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based technology company says it will waive the service fees for the product for automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots because it says the offering is necessary to ensure users can trust the validity of information received from other systems. The service will first be used in conjunction with Invest Ottawa, which will use it for a 16-kilometre road autonomous vehicle test track resembling a miniature city, complete with pavement markings, traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrian crosswalks.Badger Daylighting Ltd. (TSX:BAD). Up $2.23 or 7.1 per cent at $33.59. A director who served for 25 years on the board of Badger Daylighting said he’s resigning over its decision not to bring to its investors a secret takeover proposal made last summer. David Calnan, a Calgary lawyer who has been on the board since 1993, said Monday the way it dealt with the confidential unsolicited cash-and-shares buyout offer made in mid-July highlighted differences between his perspective as a director who is also a large shareholder and the rest of the board.Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora Cannabis has signed a deal to acquire Mexican company Farmacias Magistrales for an undisclosed price. The deal to buy the pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor follows an agreement last week that saw Aurora partner with the company. It says Farmacias recently became Mexico’s first federally licensed importer of raw materials containing THC. Aurora says Farmacias plans to use imported THC and CBD concentrates to produce various cannabis oil products for the medical market.The Canadian Press