Chung wins NCB Sporting Clays

first_img PATIENCE An elated Chung, reflecting on one of his biggest wins, told The Gleaner that the course took patience and composure. “Feels great! It was a course of patience. it was a longer-than-usual course. You had to concentrate a lot and hang in there,” he said. “We had 170 participants, and a lot of people bunched up at the top. I guess I was a bit lucky to shoot more than them,” the champion said. He was joined by Ladies Class winner Marguerite Harris, who defended her title from last year with a score of 67. Harris said that it was a nice course, “with some challenging birds,” saying that she was nervous but came through in the end. The B Class went to Nikolas Hudson (88), while Robert Subaran (83) and Evan Thwaites (82) finished second and third, respectively. C Class top spot went to Ryan Chung, scoring 86 via the Long Run method. Danzell Knight was runner up (86) long run and Alex Cunningham third with 84. Jamaica Sleet Club president Khaleel Azan called yesterday’s shoot a great indication of the growth of the sport, noting that there were record-breaking numbers in most of the categories. There were 20 participants from Montego Bay, while a few shooters flew in to compete. “This is my last event as Jamaica Skeet club president, and I am very pleased to be going out on a high,” Azan said in an interview. Billed as one of the most coveted titles on the local clay shooting calendar, yesterday’s NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clays delivered big on marksmanship among a record number of participants at Knolford Polo Ranch in Bog Walk, St Catherine. One hundred and seventy shooters turned out for the 16-course clay shooting tournament, with the day’s top gun, high overall champion being Bobby Chung, who hit a score of 92 out of 100 birds. Yesterday’s course was set with pin-point accuracy for a score of 90 by 19-time World Champion shooter Ben Husthwaite. It saw a number of seasoned shooters surpassing that mark, however. National champion, Shaun Barnes finished in the A Class with a score of 91, while former champion Christian Sasso was runner-up with 91. Richard Azan Jr followed with 90, while last year’s winner, Craig Simpson, fought to defend his title but ended with 89 for A Class third.last_img read more

Janet Jagan made great sacrifices for Guyana – Ali

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali has called on Guyanese to embrace the sacrifices made by the late President Janet Jagan in achieving democracy in Guyana. He made the call on the occasion of the 10th death anniversary of Guyana’s first female President.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali addressing the gathering at the 10th death anniversary of Guyana’s first female President, Jagan JaganAddressing party supporters at a wreath-laying ceremony at Babu Jaan, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) where a monument has been erected in memory of the late President, Ali said Mrs Jagan made great sacrifices for the people of Guyana. He said that throughout her life, Mrs Jagan not only fought for women’s rights but the rights of all citizens.“Comrade Janet had some distinguished qualities that are needed today as we confront the struggle of a new form of dictatorship; as we confront the struggle that can be inhibitive to our own rights and freedom in this country. And that quality was consciousness. Comrade Janet, at a very young age, was conscious of the environment and circumstances she was surrounded by and she took bold steps and bold decisions in confronting the inadequacies of that environment,” the PPP presidential candidate noted.Ali explained that what the past President did for the development of Guyana was more difficult than can be explained simply because she was a woman. He said there is need to reflect and be inspired by what she did.Today’s struggle, he said, is one in which parliamentary democracy is at risk.“Our national democracy is at risk and our electoral freedom is at stake. These are fundamental aspects of a society that is free and a society that represents the interest and rights of everyone. So her life was embedded with struggles.”Moreover, Ali referred to President Janet Jagan as a woman who put her personal freedom at risk for Guyanese.“Her entire life was marked with struggles at various points. Even when the PPP came to Government and democracy was restored, her struggles continued and then she lost her lifelong partner then becoming President in a political environment that became very poisoned as a result of the political immaturity; as a result of the way in which the opposition then managed the political aspects of Guyana,” Ali said, adding that it is very important for all to be committed if Guyanese are desirous of changing the current circumstances.“Then we must all recommit in our efforts to help politically to remove this bunch of dictators from Guyana.”The late Janet Jagan was the first female President of Guyana serving from December 19, 1997, to August 11, 1999. She previously served as the first female Prime Minister of Guyana from March 17, 1997, to December 19, 1997.She was born on October 20, 1920, and died on March 28, 2009.In 1950, she was instrumental in forming Guyana’s first political party – the (PPP).In 1955, both she and her husband were jailed for several months as political prisoners.last_img read more

August 8th Community Events Pictures

first_imgThe Catholic Youth Group held a fundraising garage sale and car wash in Pimms parking lot.                                                                                                     Picture: Amber DavyKids from the Catholic Youth Group wash cars to raise money for their group and to sponsor a child overseas.                                                                          Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –Team FAIT go up against Team Beer Barons in the Mixed Slowpitch Year-End Tournament at the Surerus Ball Diamonds.                                                     Picture: Amber DavyA member from Team Spectra runs for first base before the first basemen from Team Bring It Welding catches the ball.                                                           Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

Crime Stoppers launches iPhone app

first_imgPhoto:  With the app you can now submit anonymous tips using your iPhone. – Advertisement -Now you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers using your iPhone.A free iPhone application has been published in the Apple App store, which will assist in allowing those who use this technology to submit tips easier and faster than the previous SMS Text Messaging.Users of the free iPhone app may now submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers programs. Thousands of communities, schools and local, law enforcement agencies can be accessed through this application, including Northeast B.C. Crime Stoppers.To download the application, search in the iPhone app store for TipSubmit or Tip Soft. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can then select the Crime Stoppers program near you.An App for others using different phone platforms is hoped to be out shortly.Advertisement As always you can still submit tips online at www.thecrimestoppersnetwork.com or by calling 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgTony Boyle will be delighted his side topped their group and advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Dungloe advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC following a hard fought win over Killybegs at Rosses Park, earlier this afternoon. In truth Dungloe squandered a number of golden goal chances which would’ve ensured a comfortable victory, but they found Killybegs goalkeeper Anthony O’Hara in inspired form.Dungloe started the game brightly and scores from Adrian Sweeney and Doalty Boyle helped settle the home side. Brendan McGuire was in fine form from placed balls and scored four frees in the first-half.Adrian Hanlon and Sweeney pointed for Dungloe to send Tony Boyle’s side ahead by two at the break.Half-time score Dungloe 0-06 Killybegs 0-04The second-half was a nervy and scrappy affair, but it was Dungloe who dominated possession. They had a couple of great chances to put the game to bed, but were once again denied by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping.Dungloe added scores from Adrian Sweeney and Shaun Sharkey to keep their noses in front.Killybegs battled gamely in search of the elusive goal they required to advance, but Dungloe stood firm to book their place in the last eight.Tony Boyle’s side topped the group and will meet either St Michael’s, St Eunan’s or Ardara in the next round of the Donegal SFC. DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: October 12th, 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:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAKillybegsnewsSportlast_img read more

REVEALED: BURGLARY SUSPECT SWAM TO FREEDOM AFTER GARDA CHASE

first_imgA MAN wanted by gardai in relation to a burglary in Donegal yesterday is believed to have taken to a lake to escape.Three men are being questioned about the incident in which took place at Assaroe Lake yesterday afternoon.Gardai are contining their search for a fourth suspect today. Sources say the thieves made their getaway by car from Ballintra in the direction of Ballyshannon and made their way out the Belleek road.They they turned off at the Cliff road. It’s believed one entered the lake near the ESB station and began to  swim to other side of the lake. Three other men were detained nearby following the burglary in Ballintra.Gardai are appealing to farmers or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 0719851102.REVEALED: BURGLARY SUSPECT SWAM TO FREEDOM AFTER GARDA CHASE was last modified: September 8th, 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:BallintraBallyshannonBelleek Roadburglarlast_img read more

PATIENCE IS THE KEY SAYS DONEGAL COUPLE WHO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF WEDDED BLISS!

first_imgOne of Ireland’s oldest married couples have celebrated 70 years of wedded bliss and put their relationship down to “putting up with eachother.”Just two other people joined John and Bridget Hegarty from Glenties when they celebrated their wedding in 1944. Devoted John, 95, and Bridget, 90, had a simple wedding ceremony and were joined by their best man and maid of honour for breakfast before returning to work that morning.But the happy couple were surrounded by up to 80 members of their family and friends when they celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sunday last.The couple have four children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.One of the their grandchildren, Muriel Hegarty, said the happy couple have put the secret of their long-lasting relationship down to patience and understanding. Family friend Maggie Keeney, 96, congratulates John on his wedding anniversary.“Somebody asked granny what was the secret to their lasting marriage and she said she puts up with grand-dad.“And when somebody asked him the same question, he gave the same answer,” laughed Muriel.The couple first met in 1942 when John spotted Bridget (nee Carr form Frosses) across Joe Kennedy’s dancehall and asked her to dance.The couple were married in Edeninfagh Church on February 16th, 1944 by the late Fr Daniel Molloy.John and Bridget celebrate with their great grandchildren and grandaughter Muriel.The bridesmaid was the late Mamie McCahill and the best man was the late Eddie O’Donnell.Unfortunately cameras were not plentiful at the time and the couple have no picture of their wedding day. Not only did the hard-working couple never take a honeymoon, but they haven’t even been out of Ireland.“They never had a honeymoon as people didn’t have honeymoons then. They have been too busy raising a family and working to go on holiday.“They have never been out of Ireland but they don’t feel like they have missed anything,” added Muriel.John still drives everyday and also farms away on his holding in Meenalaragan. “Grandad is very sharp still and he picked out all the readings for the mass which we had in the house to celebrate their 70th anniversary,” added Muriel.While John still works the farm on a daily basis, Bridget passes the time with her great grandchildren and is also a dab hand at embroidery.PATIENCE IS THE KEY SAYS DONEGAL COUPLE WHO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF WEDDED BLISS! was last modified: February 18th, 2014 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:70 years marriedBridget HegartyGlentiesJohn Hegartylast_img read more

MOUNT ERRIGAL LAUNCHES STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS WITH YOUTUBE HIT!

first_imgMount Errigal Hotel Launches Party Nights with a star studded YouTube hit!In keeping with the Ice Bucket phenomena, the hotel decided to incorporate their own challenge into their YouTube video, where Danny O’Carroll & Benny the hotel’s Mascot dunked Carolynne & Johanne the party sales elves, however, little did Terry McEniff know (The hotel’s Managing Director) that he too was in for a drenching!! Carolynne Harrison, the Sales & Marketing Manager, thought it would be funny to surprise him with the bucket of iced water at the end of the filming, she is delighted to say, she still managed to hang on to her job after the surprise!With Donegal in the All Ireland Final, the hotel also managed to dupe Danny O’Carroll, the Dublin star, into partaking in the popular song ‘Jimmy’s winning matches’, the look on his face is priceless, I’m sure his Donegal born wife will be happy to see his support for her county! Since the YouTube video went live, the combined views have reached almost 3000 hits.“This is great publicity for the hotel,” says Carolynne Harrison, Sales & Marketing Manager.“We wanted to do something different and funny, we wanted to show our guests our personality, to give them a taste of what our party nights are all about and to show them that we are not the typical serious hoteliers that many perceive hoteliers to be, we are fun and we can laugh at ourselves!!”To view the video, visit the hotel’s YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MountErrigalHotel Danny O’Carroll mentions his own Charity event in the video, on the 5th December; we will have top celebrities from the world of sport, music and entertainment, joining the service staff to serve you on the night! It is set to be a fabulous, star studded night with a 4 course dinner, wine & the best entertainment.This year, the hotel welcomes back ABBA Reunion from London’s west end on the 12th & 13th December and the award winning Bentley Boys, 6 piece big band that will blow the roof off! The hotel’s party nights on the 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th will offer cocktails by the lobby fire, delicious 4 course meal to include their famous 10oz sirloin steak cooked on the Josper Grill.The Christmas Events are all now on sale, many nights are already seeing hundreds of bookings, even before the brochures have been printed! Call today (074 9122700)for more details or visit the website and go to the event calendar www.mounterrigal.com MOUNT ERRIGAL LAUNCHES STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS WITH YOUTUBE HIT! was last modified: September 15th, 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) Tags:2014BusterChristmas Party NightsDanny O’CarrollMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Three hot and thirsty kittens dumped in box on 20-degree Donegal day

first_imgThree young kittens had a lucky escape after being dumped inside a box in 20-degree heat in Donegal on Sunday. In the shocking act of cruelty, the three kittens were found abandoned this evening (July 14) near the castle in Convoy by a member of the public.It is understood a fosterer for Animals in Need Donegal found the kittens distressed and barely able to breathe. It is currently unknown how long the kittens may have been inside the box.A spokesperson for Animals in Need Donegal said: “It’s been one of our hottest days for a while today and these poor kittens were callously dumped in a box, barely any air to breathe.“They were lucky to be found by one of our fosterer’s dumped by the castle in Convoy this evening.”Three hot and thirsty kittens dumped in box on 20-degree Donegal day was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MTN, Neotel to build national network

first_imgAccording to an article by Engineering News this week, the total cost of building the network will be about R2-billion, while the two companies will be able to save between R400-million and R500-million in capital and operational expenditure as a result of working together. Construction of the first phase is expected to start in March, with completion ahead of the country’s hosting of the Fifa World Cup in June 2010. “This will ensure that our customers benefit from the improved services in the long run, with the least disruption to the environment and road-users during the construction phase,” he said. “This co-build agreement with Neotel marks the biggest collaboration in the South African telecommunications industry, and is a defining moment in the history of the country,” MTN South Africa MD Tim Lowry said in a statement this week. ‘Almost infinite bandwidth’ According to the statement, the fibre-optic network will provide both companies with “almost infinite” bandwidth capacity to carry more voice and data information, at higher speeds, over greater distances, and using less power than conventional copper cables. “It makes sense for us to work together in building this infrastructure, as it will enable us to bring services to a broader group of customers, and furthermore reduces the direct cost of building the network,” he said, adding that he believed the move would eventually lead to a reduction in telecommunications costs. SAinfo reporter By having their own network in place, both companies will no longer have to rely on competitor Telkom to provide them with bandwidth capacity, which MTN said was both costly and unreliable. “The collaboration of these two companies signifies a bold step towards convergence in the South African telecommunications space,” said Neotel CEO Ajay Pandey. “We have seen so many exciting developments in the industry since late last year, and we believe that this partnership is a significant milestone as we redefine the telecommunications landscape.” The first phase of the national fibre network will run from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal province, incorporating Pietermaritzburg and Durban, and also linking up with undersea fibre-optic cables such as Seacom, which is currently being laid, and Eassy. Pandey pointed out that a core objective of Neotel was to bring down the cost of telecommunications in South Africa – a task which the company believed could only be achieved through self-provision. In addition, Lowry pointed out that the two companies working together on the fibre-optic network had an added benefit, in that they would only need to single-trench to serve both companies needs. Self-provisioning, reduced costs 16 January 2009 Pan-African cellular operator MTN and fixed-line operator Neotel are to jointly build a 5 000km fibre-optic cable network connecting several major centres across South Africa. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more