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first_imgIn their last two appearances at the Pacific Games in 2007 and 2011, Fiji took out bronze.But coach Charlene Lockington says with the amount of talent and skill her team has, gold is what they will win at the Games.”We had good build up matches playing in Australia, we’re confident but we know not to underestimate any team and that includes PNG.”PNG are a good side but we have beaten them before and we can do it again,’’ said Lockington.last_img

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first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP):Lewis Hamilton survived a nervous start to win the Mexican Grand Prix yesterday, grabbing another victory as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the Formula One season championship.But with a 19-point deficit to Rosberg and just two races left, Hamilton is running out of time.Rosberg finished second.Hamilton started on pole position and held the front, despite locking his wheels and cutting through the grass on the first corner. He recovered to hold position and drove off to grab his 51st career victory, tying Alain Prost for second most in F1 history.The two-time defending champion is keeping what pressure he can on Rosberg in the title chase. Rosberg can still win his first career championship if he gets a second and third-place finish in the final two races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was penalised five seconds after the race for leaving the track and gaining the advantage. The move came in a late-race duel between Vettel and Verstappen for third.As they crossed the finish line, Vettel pulled alongside Verstappen and waved his finger at him. The Dutch teenager responded by shaking his fist. The penalty pushed Verstappen back to fifth behind his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.Hamilton has been bedeviled by poor starts all season, but got a good bolt off the line into one of the longest straights in Formula One. A big wheel lockup approaching the first sent him through the turn and driving into the grass, but he held position before driving off for the victory.Rosberg battled with Verstappen all afternoon. They bumped tires on the first corner, sending the Mercedes driver into the grass. Rosberg held position and race stewards decided there would be no penalty, but without the bump, Verstappen likely would have emerged in second for the early laps.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) is urging Day Care Service providers to get their facilities registered by March or face closure.Head of the CPA, Ann Greene, said persons who are desirous of registering their Day Care Facility must possess a valid Police Clearance and Food Handlers Certificate. She added that the facilities will be inspected by the Fire Department, The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), and the Ministry of Public Health for safety standards’ compliance.According to the director, the CPA is working to tighten its grip on illegal Day CareChildcare and Protection Agencypractices, and will be enforcing strict measures and inspections of every Day Care Facility, to ensure compliance.“This year, we are planning to get all the existing Day Care Facilities licensed. They must be licensed, they must take the time to go and get themselves in order. We are granting the licences, but they must go out and get themselves in order,” Director Greene is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The director further mentioned that the agency saw a large turnout of persons for the Day Care Training programme offered last year. She emphasised that day care services is a developing business countrywide and it is important for persons to get serious and ensure their businesses get registered.More than 130 Day Care Facilities were registered in 2018 under the Ministry of Social Protection’s Early Childhood Development Programme, which aims to monitor and improve Day Care Facilities.On January 3 last, Guyana Times reported that of 337 day care and playschool facilities found across the country, a mere 131 possessed the required licences, leaving a whopping 206 of these institutions unlicensed. This information was gathered from the CCPA’s Year-in-Review posted on the Agency’s social media page.According to statistics provided by the department, three day-care centres were found in Region One (Barima-Waini) with none of those being licensed or registered. Over in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 18 facilities were found, with all of those being registered and licensed. In Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 48 playschools were found, of which 33 were registered but only 20 were licensed. Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) had the highest number of playschools found, which stood at 184; however, 160 of those were registered and only 41 had the necessary licences. In Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), 15 day care centres were found, 13 were registered while five possessed licences. Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) had three, one and three day cares respectively; none of which was licensed or registered. However, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) 28 playschools were found, 26 were registered, while 19 were licensed.According to a senior official at the CCPA, playschools and day care centres can be registered but not licensed, as the licensing process is a lengthy one.It was explained that for such entities to be licensed, they must undergo a series of inspections by the Public Health Ministry, the Guyana Fire Service, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), and a number of other agencies. Along with this, a high number of paperwork also has to be sorted out before those businesses can be licensed.According to the official, the CCPA arm of the Social Protection Ministry would be assisting those businesses in becoming fully compliant with the standards as required of them. The CCPA will be guiding those businesses along the way as they seek to have all the facilities licensed by the end of 2019.When asked if the required licence would pose any major threat or issue if not possessed, the negative was given as a response. Guyana Times was told by the senior official that if a child is injured at any of the unlicensed day care centres, the business owners would be held responsible.“They would still be under our supervision, so whether they licensed or not, if anything happens to the children, they would have to take responsibility. They have to operate at the minimum standard, so it’s just the paperwork is the problem to get, but they have to maintain the minimum standard,” the official stated.The official added that the CCPA will continue to work with those businesses to achieve the target of 100 per cent licensing by the end of this year.In September of last year, Executive Officer of Early Childhood Development, Lavern Thorne, during an interview with Guyana Times, had said that as a result of a number of interventions made over time, the CCPA has been able to up the standards of day-care facilities across the country, which were previously below standard.Some of the works that were done to those centres include rehabilitation to the buildings, proper play spaces and materials, trained and qualified staff, among others.last_img read more

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first_imgKee’s Hotel in Stranorlar deservedly enjoys one of the finest reputations when it comes to hosting weddings.And this weekend it will get a chance to showcase all it has to offer when it hosts its own wedding fayre on Sunday. 2012 has been a busy year for Kees who celebrate 120 years of ownership across four generations.One exciting new development is The Terrace Garden, directly adjacent to The Ballroom. With original features such as the arched door entrance, a lantern-lit covered walkway from hotel to Ballroom and the lovely wrought iron pagoda, guests can now enjoy outdoor drinks receptions. These interesting architectural features create the perfect backdrop for any wedding photographer. In the evening, the Terrace becomes a romantic and atmospheric space.Kee’s Hotel has also introduced a Crystal Wedding Package offering incredible value at just €39.50 per person. Available Off Season and Midweek for 2013 and 2014, it includes red carpet champagne and cocktail reception, tea and coffee on arrival with biscuits, scones and finger sandwiches.Also included is a five course meal with wine and evening reception with finger buffet. Additional elements built into the price are chair covers and bows, bridal suite and bedrooms for parents, two night break with dinner on the 1st Anniversary and engraved Cavan Crystal Champagne Flutes. If you book your wedding at Kee’s Hotel before 31 January 2013, your name will be added into the Grand Prize Draw worth €5000 in wedding services and vouchers. Partners include Gerard Mc Hugh Photography, Ballybofey Florists, Gerard Mc Girr Wedding Services, Heidi’s Creative Cakes, Mc Elhinney’s Stores, Eternal Beauty, De Bon Hair, Mc Callions Jewellers, Blacktown Limos and Bellbridge House Hotel in County Clare.  KEE’S HOTEL STILL ENJOYING A STUNNING REPUTATION FOR SUPERIOR WEDDINGS was last modified: September 13th, 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:Kee’s Hotelwedding fayrelast_img read more

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first_imgManchester United have a ‘genuine interest’ in France star Paul Pogba, but it is understood talks with Juventus are currently NOT on the table.United have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old midfielder ever since he emerged as one of the best young stars in European football following his free transfer from Old Trafford to Turin four years ago.Speculation linking Pogba with a world-record £100million return to Manchester has increased since new manager Jose Mourinho indicated the club were ready to focus full attention on a fourth and final summer transfer target.That has been widely assumed to mean the France and Juve star, and reports have now emerged claiming United have reached agreement with the player’s agent over pay.The rumours also suggest this now puts United in a position to finally lodge an official bid with Juve.But, while it is understood United are interested in the youngster, prospect of any deal is some way off.It is not thought any discussions have taken place with Juve – and the Italian giants are reportedly reluctant to sell.Pogba is contracted until 2019 and could be offered a new deal in Turin, although Real Madrid have also been linked with the Frenchman and also have the finances to test their resolve.United have already signed three players since Mourinho was appointed in May – Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Armenia playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly.Could Pogba be the fouth? 1 Will Paul Pogba be Jose Mourinho’s fourth signing at Manchester United? last_img read more

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first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith has made it clear he disagrees with Arsene Wenger’s assertion the Gunners can win the Premier League with their current group of players.Following the final day of the season win over Everton, which secured Arsenal’s fifth place finish, Wenger told talkSPORT: “No matter what happens, I’m convinced this group will win the Premier League [either] next year or [in the future]. If you keep them together they will be a force next year.”That is a bold claim to make, considering the north London outfit finished the season 18 points behind winners Chelsea – and outside the top four for the first time since Wenger’s arrival at the club.SEE ALSO: FA Cup final on May 27, 2017 – Arsenal v Chelsea live stream: How can I watch and listen to the game?They never mounted a serious title challenge, and Smith only feels they would be able to compete next season if they bring players to the club – not by sticking with this current group.The former striker, who scored over 100 goals for the Gunners, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It all depends on who comes into the club.“He says that group of players, he believes, can win the league – I don’t agree with him on that.“We thought it was going to be a six-horse race (for the title) this year and it wasn’t, so you just never know how it’s going to turn out.”While a six-horse race was predicted prior to the start of the 2016/17 season, Smith feels such a title race is more likely in the forthcoming campaign.Assessing Arsenal’s rivals, he continued: “Chelsea – if they lose Diego Costa how do they replace him? Can they have a season like this where they have very few injuries and it all came together? I don’t know.“Manchester City – they are going to get better.“I’d fancy Tottenham if they weren’t moving to Wembley, I really would. I think it might be a problem for them, taking away a little advantage of being at home.“Liverpool, as well, might be in the mix. Also, Manchester United are supposed to spend big in the summer.”last_img read more

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first_imgConvoy GAA NotesBingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Club lotto result 2-9-14 DL,KK,WD WX 5 Matched 2 Rory O Donnell Jack Gillespie Mairead Mc Elchar,Margaret Mc Devitt and Daniel and Jason Mc Mullan Jackpot Nx Week €4050Training for Senior Ladies on Wed at 7 and Fri at 7.30 Check FB for match updates Gaelic for Mothers and Others wed at 8.15 new players always welcome .Training on Friday for the under 12 girls from 6 to 7. Please bring €2 and gum shield.Training for u 16 girls Mon from 6.30Minor Girls are away to Annagry on Sat Morning check FB for Details. Well as we all know Donegal Minor and Senior teams both won v Dublin on Sunday HUGE Congrats to all involved and are now in The All Ireland Final.All these players start off playing with their WEE Club so now we are calling on your Support for OUR wee ClubThe Airtricity Windmill Walk takes place on Sept 27th and we would like as MANY of our Members/Supporters possible to do the walk.The more Walkers /Runners we have the more Money we will receive so if you feel up to the Challenge let any committee member Or Coach knowSt Marys Ladies V Glenties St Marys open the scoring with a point from Cathy De Ward and continue to dominate with scores from Fiona Denney, Erica Wilson Debroah Kerrigan and a Goal off the boot off Lydia Fowley to take a commanding lead of 1-05 to 00Glentes point and again the St Marys Girls reply with points from Fiona Denney and Erica Wilson before Glenties point and also score a Goal 1-07 to 1-02The St Marys Captain Fiona Deeney scores a point and then she scores a goal to bring the score at Half Time 2-08 to 1-02Second Half The Visitors continue to dominate with Lydia Fowley finding the back of the net and the glenties girl reply with a point.3-08 to 1-03Once again Lydia Fowley is on the end of another Goal for st Marys and a oint from Victoria Kelly bring the score to 4-09 to 1-03Glenties point but a well placed ball by Niamh Mailey brings goal number 5 for the St Marys girl to seal the VictoryFinal Score 5-09 to 1-04Scorers L.Fowley 3-0 F.Deeney 1-03 N.Mailey C.De Ward 0-2 E. Wilson 0-2 D.Kerrigan 0-1 V.Kelly 0-1St Marys Men V Robert EmmetsSt Marys travelled to Castlefin on Sat evening P.O.Leary opens the scoring for the Visitors 0-1 to 00 followed by A.Browne and R.Mc Namee 0-3 to 00Castlefin reply with a Goal and the sides are level before P.O.Leary points again and Castlefin reply to keep the sides level 1-01 to 0-4D.Bonner and P.O.Leary point to put St Marys 2 ahead with Castlefin replying to pull the game bk to a point 0-6 to 1-02J.A.Kee points and St Marys go in 2 up at the break 0-7 to 1-02.2nd HalfG.Sweeney points for St Marys to opening the scoring followed by a goal from M.Ayton as St Marys settle into the game.St Marys continue to Dominate with scores from E.Patterson and M.Ayton before Castlefin reply with a point 1-10 to 1-03Unanswered points off the boot of A.Browne and J.A.Kee see the Vistors stretch their lead to 1-13 to 1-03Castlefin point and again St Marys reply with points from B.Bonner and J.A .Kee before Castlefin point again 1-15 to 1-04B.Bonner and Gavin Sweeny point to secure the win for St Marys 1-17 to 1-05Scorers M.Ayton 1-01 P.O.Leary 0-3 A.Browne 0-3 J.A.Kee 0-3 G.Sweeney 0-2 B.Bonner 0-2 E.Patterson 0-1 D.Bonner 0-1 R.Mc NameeGuess The Score Sheet for All Ireland are being sold by the Club prize of €100.Anyone who Sells their full sheet will be entered into a draw for a ticket for the All IrelandSo get sellingAll money raised goes towards the upkeep of our club It Covers Pitch Maintenance ,Up Keep of Clubhouse and Grounds ,Cleaning of Jerseys , Physio ,Buses etc.GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER ROBERT EMMETS was last modified: September 9th, 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_imgSean Mac Cumhaills GAA News:DINNER DANCE.The dinner dance will be held in the club on the 17th Jan. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended.Music is by Ray Montana and tickets are available from the bar or from any Committee member.Lets get a great crowd out to support this event.CLUB AGM The AGM will be held in the Center on the 23rd of Jan. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the club website www.seanmaccumhaill.com, just click on the download section,or alternatively if you wish to have a form posted to you please contact the club secretary Mickey Mc Mahon on 0860242882 or secretary.seanmccools.donegal@gaa.ie. We would like all members to attend this meeting.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks Lotto.There was 0 match 3 winners.Three names pulled out were Brendan Mc Feely, Caroline Quigley and Brendan Dunnion Jr. They receive €30 each. BINGOThe Bingo is in the Villa Rose this week. 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All very welcome.DONEGAL YEARBOOKThe Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagher 0866098801 for a copy. GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS DINNER DANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 17TH was last modified: January 6th, 2015 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_imgDonegal Creameries has said its performance is broadly on plan for the first five months of 2013 but said it remains cautious for the rest of the year.Chairman Geoffrey Vance said its reliance on revenues from its produce unit during the final quarter made it difficult to say with any authority how it would perform for the year as a whole.Mr Vance described 2012 as a “transformational” year for the group, following the disposal of its liquid milk and agri-food business a year earlier. The company announced a pre-tax profit of €4.65 million for 2012 with revenues up 16.9 per cent to €80.5 million.This was not helped by the extreme weather conditions experienced last year that had a negative impact on the group’s produce business which was partially offset by an increased demand in its Food-Agri business.The company has operations in Ireland, the UK, Holland and Brazil, Donegal Creameries and operates across agri-inputs, produce, property and other investments.Mr Vance told the annual general meeting the board remained excited about the mix of its businesses. It is also optimistic about the global potential of the company’s produce business, the high growth being delivered in its niche dairy business and the ability of the rest of its businesses and assets to provide cash for growth. DONEGAL CREAMERIES BEGIN TO SEE SOME GREEN SHOOTS was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 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:AGMDonegal Creameriesprofitslast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA has issued a final fixtures list for the forthcoming U-14 league which begins next Thursday at clubs across the county.The full details are listed below:U14s Round 1:Group 1Group 2Group 3BuncranaAodh RuadhArdaraCarndonaghBundoranDungloeMalinFour MastersKilcarMovilleKillybegsN.ColumbaMuffMcCumhaillsN. MhuireUrrisN.ConaillSt. Nauls 6th JuneBuncrana v MalinA. Ruadh v Four MastersArdara v KilcarCarndonagh v MuffBundoran v McCumhaillsDungloe v N. MhuireUrris v MovilleN.Conaill v KillybegsSt. Nauls v N. Columba13th JuneMuff v BuncranaMcCumhaills v A. RuadhN. Mhuire v ArdaraUrris v MalinN. Conaill v Four MastersSt Nauls v KilcarMoville v CarndonaghKillybegs v BundoranN.Columba v Dungloe20th JuneBuncrana v UrrisAodh Ruadh v N.ConaillArdara v St NaulsMuff v MovilleMcCumhaills v KillybegsN.Mhuire v N.ColumbaMalin v CarndonaghFour Masters v BundoranKilcar v Dungloe27th JuneMoville v BuncranaKillybegs v Aodh RuadhN. Columba v ArdaraCarndonagh v UrrisBundoran v N.ConaillDungloe v St. NaulsMalin v MuffF. Masters v McCumhaillsKilcar v N.Mhuire4th JulyBuncrana v CarndonaghAodh Ruadh v BundoranArdara v DungloeMoville v MalinKillybegs v Four MastersN. Columba v KilcarUrris v MuffN.Conaill v McCumhaillsSt Nauls v N.MhuireRound 2: Top two teams from each of the 6 groups will go into ‘A’ League.3rd and 4th place teams from each will go into a ‘B’ LeagueBottom two teams from each will go into a ‘C’ League.Home Team pays ref €30 on day of match.Winning Team Phone/Text Results to Fixtures Siobhan Coyle on 0872759766U14sRound 1:Group 4Group 5ConvoyCloughaneelyGlenfinFanad GaelsGlenswillyGaoth DobhairLiffordL/Kenny GaelsRed HughsMilfordRobert EmmetsSt. MichaelsSt Eunan’sTermon6th JuneGlenswilly v St EunansGaoth Dobhair v TermonRed Hughs v Robert EmmetsMilford v St MichaelsLifford v GlenfinL/Kenny Gaels v Fanad GaelsConvoy FreeCloughaneely Free13th JuneRobert Emmets v LiffordSt Michaels v L/Kenny GaelsRed Hughs v GlenswillyMilford v Gaoth DobhairConvoy v St EunansCloughaneely v TermonGlenfin FreeFanad Gaels Free20th JuneConvoy v Red HughsCloughaneely v MilfordLifford v GlenswillyL/Kenny Gaels v Gaoth DobhairRobert Emmets v GlenfinSt Michaels v Fanad GaelsSt Eunans FreeTermon Free27th JuneSt Eunans v LiffordTermon v L/Kenny GaelsGlenfin v ConvoyFanad Gaels v CloughaneelyRobert Emmets v GlenswillySt Michaels v Gaoth DobhairRed Hughs FreeMilford Free4th JulyGlenfin v Red HughsFanad Gaels v MilfordSt Eunans v Robert EmmetsTermon v St MichaelsGlenswilly v ConvoyGaoth Dobhair v CloughaneelyLiffordL/Kenny Gaels Free11th JulyGlenswilly v GlenfinGaoth Dobhair v Fanad GaelsLifford v ConvoyL/Kenny Gaels v CloughaneelySt Eunans v Red HughsTermon v MilfordRobert Emmets FreeSt Michaels Free18th JulyConvoy v Robert EmmetsCloughaneely v St MichaelsGlenfin v St EunansFanad Gaels v TermonRed Hughs v LiffordMilford v L/Kenny GaelsGlenswillyGaoth Dobhair FreeRound 2: Top two teams from each of the 6 groups will go into ‘A’ League. 3rd and 4th place teams from each will go into a ‘B’ LeagueBottom two teams from each will go into a ‘C’ League.Home Team pays ref €30 on day of match.Winning Team Phone/Text Results to Fixtures Siobhan Coyle on 0872759766 Match reports can be sent to info@donegaldaily.comDONEGAL LADIES GAA: U-14 FIXTURES LIST REVEALED was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA: U-14 FIXTURES LIST REVEALEDlast_img read more

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