D-League: Perpetual roasts Mila’s Lechon for breakthrough win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ken Acibar topped the Mighty Roasters with 14 points and three rebounds, while Axel Iñigo got 13 markers, five assists, two boards, and two steals.The Scores:PERPETUAL 65 — Eze 13, Aurin 12, Villanueva 9, Charcos 8, Jimenez 7, Peralta 7, Coronel 4, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 2, Antonio 0, Tiburcio 0.MILA’S LECHON 48 — Acibar 14, Iñigo 13, Derige 8, Parala 8, Delfinado 3, Montuano 2, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0, Luz 0, Sarangay 0.Quarters: 27-20, 42-28, 51-36, 65-48.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NCAA volleyball: San Beda books semis ticket, fends off San Sebastian Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESPerpetual banked on its defense in the second quarter to propel itself to a 65-48 victory over Mila’s Lechon Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Altas gave little breathing room to the Mighty Roasters in that second frame, turning a tight 27-22 lead to a 42-28 halftime affair en route to their first win in the conference and under new coach Frankie Lim.ADVERTISEMENT “We just tried to be decent on our defense,” said Lim as Perpetual limited Mila’s Lechon to just 28-percent shooting from the field. “We’re still working on it. It will take time before we become a good defensive team, but all I ask is for our defense to be decent.”Nigerian center Prince Eze topped the Altas with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks, while Kim Aurin took advantage of the opportunity and fired 12 markers and two boards off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJohn Rey Villanueva also got nine points as he accounted for a pair in Perpetual’s 8-of-19 sniping from threes.Lim liked how his team has been improving over the games, saying, “Little by little, they’re settling down. I just want them to execute. I told them that I don’t care who scores. It’s important that we score.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos, who redeemed themselves from an 81-73 loss to Iran on Thursday in Tehran, fought back from as high as 18 points down and it started with their full-court pressure.The Nationals came out with a sense of urgency at the start of the third quarter after staring at a 13-point halftime deficit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnchored by a scrappy and crafty guard rotation of Alex Cabagnot, Stanley Pringle and Scottie Thompson on the defensive end, the Philippines got going and took the lead with Japeth Aguilar providing the offensive lift.“First half was just really bad shoting percentage especially in the three points and to think these are the best shooters in the country. That’s really an aberration, really a hangover from the Iran game,” Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The big difference was that theese guys really watned to win and they showed it with their commitment on defense,” Guiao added,Aguilar finished with a team-high 16 points, including a jumper and a putback dunk for an 82-69 Gilas spread inside the final four minutes, that went with nine rebounds.Cabagnot also scored 16 points while Pringle and Beau Belga added 13 and 11 points, respectively.Bruiser Mohd Yousuf Mohammed led the Qataris, who missed four key players due to injuries, with 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field.Qatar disrupted the Philippines’ defensive schemes after going 7-of-13 from long range in the first two quarters. The Qataris, however, ended up missing all of their nine attempts from downtown in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Brazilian volleyball player found dead in Spain Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo from Fiba.comShots still didn’t fall for the Philippines but its defense more than made up for its offensive woes on Monday night.Gilas Pilipinas tightened its defensive screws in the second half to frustrate Qatar and avoid a stunning upset with a comeback win in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifers behind closed doors at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

SHADE Embarks on Tree Planting in Voinjama

first_imgDue to the frequent occurrence of rainstorms in Lofa County, Support Humanity Against Destruction of the Environment (SHADE), has embarked on planting trees in Voinjama City to prevent wind damage to vulnerable properties. The trees serve as wind breakers to lessen the destructive impact of windstorms on properties and the environment.The disclosure was made by the executive director of SHADE, Peter Dorbor in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Voinjama City recently.Director Dorbor said to that date, SHADE has planted 1,500 trees in Voinjama City.He said in order to extend the tree planting to other rainstorm affected areas SHADE needs U$50,000 as operational cost.He explained that SHADE wants to plant trees in Quardu Gboni, Foya and Kolahun.Director Dorbor said several thousand species of trees have been put on nurseries for the upcoming tree planting activity.“We want to extend our tree planting activities to other affected areas once we are able to secure funding,” he said.He said his organization is prepared to work with the county administration to speed up the tree planting effort.He intimated that the tree planting process started years back while its implementation began in December 2013 in the Monument Community in Voinjama City.Director Dorbor said SHADE intends to nurse 2,500 seeds of different varieties of indigenous and exotic trees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Protesters Demand Korkoya’s Resignation

first_imgThe protesters displayed their placards and chanted slogans demanding Korkoya’s resignation.National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome Korkoya’s recent pronouncement setting December 26 as the date for the runoff election without having first cleaned up the Final Registration Roll (FRR) has provoked strong reactions from the public with calls from several quarters for his resignation or immediate dismissal.It can be recalled that following the October 10 elections, its results were challenged by the Liberty Party(LP), Unity Party(UP) and the All Liberian Party(ALP) who prayed the Supreme Court to annul the elections results. They contended that the elections were characterized by fraud and gross irregularities which, in their opinion, constituted sufficient grounds for the annulment of the results.But the Supreme Court differed with the position taken by the protesting parties, arguing that while it is true there were instances of fraud and irregularities, they were not of the scope and magnitude that would have necessitated the annulment of the results. And rather than ordering a rerun of the exercise as prayed for by the parties, the Supreme Court instead opted for a runoff and ordered the NEC to proceed with it based on the attainment of certain benchmarks, principal among which was the cleanup of the FRR.However, barely a week following the Supreme Court’s decision, NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoya announced a runoff date (December 26) without satisfying the public as well as the runoff contestants that the FRR had been cleaned as mandated by the Supreme Court in its ruling. This sudden decision taken by Chairman Korkoya has, however, not gone down well with the UP, who sources say is considering filing a Bill of Information to the Supreme Court alerting it to what the party says is Korkoya’s flagrant disregard of its mandate.And as it appears, members of the public have become seized of the matter and have gone a step further by mounting public protests before the NEC headquarters demanding the dismissal or immediate resignation of Chairman Korkoya. Yesterday, a group of protesters led by businessman George Kailondo expressing disenchantment with Korkoya’s actions blocked the main entrance of the Commission’s headquarters calling on him to step down as chairman of the NEC.Holding aloft placards with inscriptions such as “Korkoya must resign from NEC,” “Korkoya you cannot chair NEC,” “Liberians love peace! Korkoya must go!!” and “Korkoya your time is over,” among several other slogans, the group approached the NEC building on 10th Street and blocked its entrance. A statement demanding Korkoya’s resignation was read by social activist John Pangbe, who cited Korkoya’s lack of independence and his unwillingness to abide by the recommendations of the Supreme Court, among others.He condemned Chairman Korkoya’s refusal to strictly abide by the Supreme Court’s mandate as indicated by his unilateral announcement of the date for the runoff without the inputs of the Unity Party (UP) and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), the two political parties qualified to go into the runoff.It may be recalled that on Tuesday, December 12, the NEC Chairman, Jerome  Korkoya, announced the date for the runoff election and signaled the go-ahead for the UP and CDC to begin campaigning as of the date of the announcement to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 24.The NEC Chairman revealed that a technical team from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is due to arrive in the country (hopefully the same day he was announcing the runoff date) to help the Commission deal with the Final Registration Roll (FRR) before the runoff day.Cllr. Korkoya, responding to a Daily Observer article on Monday, Nov. 11, titled: ‘NEC Unwilling to Comply with Supreme Court’s Mandate?’ said he had no reason not to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision to, among other things, clean up the FRR.Yesterday’s group, led by Kailondo, with the support of Arkie Moore, All Liberian Party’s youth chairman and Telia Urey, one of Benoni Urey’s daughters, promised to return to the NEC headquarters today to continue to demand Chairman Korkoya’s resignation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Educators urged to give importance to early childhood development

first_imgThe Education Ministry has collaborated with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to launch a national sensitisation workshop for early childhood development.Educators at the workshop capitalising on the tips for earlychildhood developmentThe two-day workshop, which commenced on Wednesday at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown, targeted education officials from across the country to introduce the Early Childhood Good Practice Guide that is currently being disseminated in several countries in the Region.Delivering the feature address was Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who reminded that such capacity-building ventures would improve performance in the classrooms and, moreover, enhance the country’s abilities to function commendably.She believes that the workshop would ensure that Guyana stayed relevant within the context of a changing education system since poor childhood development affected a person throughout their educational life and beyond.“The knowledge, skills, and practices of early childhood are important factors in determining how much a child learns and how prepared that child is,” Henry told the gathering, as she admitted that educators were being asked to have a complex understanding of early childhood development.Notwithstanding those expectations, the Minister said a detailed process undertaken by the stakeholders to develop the guide was important in offering research. This will assist educators in framing the most suitable methodology to be used in Guyana.Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson was also present as he reiterated that transformation of the education sector was only possible if the guide was used properly by educators and policymakers.Additionally, the CEO said that educators should set standards that children would be willing to achieve and work towards.The workshop is being conducted by two of the leading early childhood development specialists in the Region, Sian Williams of Jamaica and Leon Charles of Grenada.This engagement is intended to develop an understanding of the specific principles that have to be addressed in programming each area of good practice covered by the guide.Ideas on how to explore principles that can be applied to the specific national setting and whether or not the applications in the guide are appropriate for Guyana’s context were also examined.last_img read more

‘Why are these players still at my club?’ fumes Wearside legend

first_imgMicky Gray has laid the blame for Sunderland’s woes firmly at the door of the club’s under-performing players.Manager Dick Advocaat resigned at the weekend following a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United, a game the Black Cats led 2-0 at one stage.The Dutchman became the fourth manager to leave the Stadium of Light in a little over two years, following Paolo Di Canio, Kevin Ball and Gus Poyet out of the exit door.But Wearside favourite Gray insists the players must take responsibility for failing to win any of their first eight Premier League fixtures this season.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, the former England full-back fumed: “When was the last time, and this is not just at Sunderland, you heard a player come out and say, ‘you know what, it’s not the manager, it’s us. We’re the ones who have got to look at ourselves because we’re not performing on a weekly basis’.“Dick Advocaat has walked away without taking a penny. He could have taken the rest of his contract, or stayed until he got the sack and got paid up. But he’s walked away. Granted at the end of last season he got about £1million [for keeping Sunderland up], that was the figure that was being bandied about, but he deserved that.“You’ve got to start pointing the finger at players. Some of the players who got the first manager [in that list above] the sack are still there. They are still playing.“Now, doesn’t a new manager come in and go, ‘hang on a minute, he’s got the last four managers sacked with the performances he’s been putting in’.“Why are they still there? Why are these players still playing at my football club, still under-performing, but still getting picked on a weekly basis.”last_img read more

Elderly women arrested in mail, insurance policy fraud case

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals “We knew they were actively out there having contact with other people,” Vernon said. “We felt we had an obligation to take action to keep something worse from happening.” Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said authorities aren’t sure who was behind the wheel when the men were killed and have not ruled out the elderly women. Each of the women, neither of whom had a criminal record, have been charged with eight counts of federal mail fraud for collecting money from the policies they held on Kenneth McDavid, 50, and Paul Vados, 73. McDavid was run down in June and Vados was struck and killed in 1999 — both in alleys and apparently without eyewitnesses. Each death occurred shortly after the two-year wait that made the women eligible to collect on their policies. Golay’s daughter told the Los Angeles Times that her mother wasn’t part of any scheme. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two elderly women charged with mail fraud after collecting $2.2 million from insurance policies they took out on a pair of homeless men who died in mysterious hit-and-run accidents were arrested because police feared they were targeting more transients. It’s an already bizarre tale that could get even stranger — police say they’re investigating whether the women were directly involved in the deaths. A police affidavit alleges Helen Golay, 75, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 72, alternately claimed to be a fiancee, close relative or business partner of the men to get insurance policies worth more than $4 million. Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said Friday that authorities had the women under surveillance since last fall before arresting them Thursday. “That’s just not what is going on,” Kecia Golay said. The affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Samuel A. Mayrose alleges the women befriended McDavid and Vados and provided them apartments in exchange for their signing individual life insurance policies. The women then duplicated Vados’ and McDavid’s signatures on rubber stamps and used them to secure more than a dozen other policies, Mayrose wrote. The women ended up collecting $2.2 million and wanted more, filing lawsuits when some companies didn’t pay. Garden State Life Insurance Co., which covered McDavid, was one of the companies sued. Attorney Stephen Galton said Garden State refused to pay after being tipped to the investigation. Galton said Golay, a Santa Monica landlord, filed the lawsuit against his company in March. Golay also sued American Life Insurance Co. of New York, which provided benefits for McDavid. “I’ve seen all kinds of clever and creative ways that people in the past have tried to defraud insurance companies, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Kevin Smith, the company’s attorney. A former roommate of McDavid’s told investigators Golay approached McDavid at a church and offered to provide him shelter if he would apply for a $500,000 life insurance policy, the affidavit said. The roommate told investigators that Golay paid McDavid’s rent. McDavid’s body was found in an alley last June. He appeared to have been run over. At a brief court appearance following the women’s arrest Thursday, prosecutors said the same day McDavid’s body was discovered Golay had placed a call to a towing service from a location near the alley. Vados was found dead in an alley in 1999 and also appeared to have been run over. Golay and Rutterschmidt claimed his body. They had told one insurance company that he had no relatives when he actually had three, according to the affidavit. Police learned of the women’s connection to the men serendipitously — one detective investigating one of the deaths overheard another talking about his investigation of the other. Vernon said authorities began watching the women last September. More recently, they were observed meeting with “elderly, frail-looking men” and directing them to sign documents, according to the affidavit. Rubber stamps bearing the signatures of various men recently were confiscated from a retail store and police are investigating the possibility the women had accomplices, Vernon said. Golay and Rutterschmidt, of Hollywood, were taken from their homes in handcuffs and remain jailed without bail. Their arraignment is scheduled for June 5.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Why Man United fans should not be surprised Lukaku is not scoring this season

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion But regular goal droughts are something he has become accustomed to, as Everton fans will agree gameday cracker BEST OF Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Lukaku looks a shadow of the player who lit up the World Cup Romelu Lukaku is currently enduring a 13-hour barren run in front of goal for Manchester United.The Belgium international arrived back from a World Cup where he shone for Roberto Martinez’s men, scoring four goals to lead his country to third place. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Lukaku scored four times in Russia for Belgium revealed LATEST Most Popular Football Stories Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The hold up play and ability to bully defenders he exhibited in Russia feels like a lifetime away now though, with the 25-year-old not having scored for the Red Devils since September 15 when he netted at Watford.His questionable first touch and poor link up play in recent weeks have lead to criticism online from some fans, with United legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand also slamming the striker for his play.The £75million man is set to be given another chance by boss Jose Mourinho against former club Everton on Sunday, but he has worryingly only forced three saves from opposition goalkeepers during his goal drought.But, as Toffees fans will attest, this is not all too unusual for Lukaku. The 25-year-old scored against his former side last season at Old Trafford SORRY 4 latest 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap 4 His record of 31 goals in 64 games since his move last summer prove he is a goalscorer. But, unlike leading marksmen Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero, the goals are scattered sporadically and come in bunches rather in consecutive games.Aside from his final season at Everton, when his longest run without a goal was four games, Lukaku regularly ploughed through lengthy periods when his form deserted him.In 2013-14, he scored just once in 10 games during the middle of the campaign. The following year, he endured a six-match goalless streak and had also only managed four goals by November.During the 2015-16 season, Lukaku went 18 hours of football without a goal for Everton, before netting a 11-minute hat-trick away to Sunderland. He followed that up by failing to score a single Premier League goal after March 5. tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 To compare him to the aforementioned strikers, Kane averages 0.7 goals per game, while Aguero manages 0.69. Lukaku’s is 0.46.Last season, the Belgian netted against his former side at Old Trafford and duly responded by silencing the away supporters tucked up in the corner of the South Stand.A repeat performance will go a long way to proving he has what it takes to still be the main man in Manchester.last_img read more

SPECIAL FOCUS: GWEEDORE CELTIC – GIVING YOUTH ITS CHANCE

first_imgGweedore Celtic recently established a new Youth Academy which the club hopes will foster a bright new generation of stars in the west of the county.The an Screaban club have emerged as one of the most successful sides in the Donegal League in recent seasons, with three Brian McCormick Cups and one league title achieved in the past three years. The club’s facilities, located in Derrybeg, are as good as any in the county and certainly their pitch is well regarded as probably the best in the Donegal League. So, with the infrastructures in place, the club have taken the next step in trying to harness the next generation with a philosophy very much centred on technique and tactical awareness, rather than the detrimental “winning at all costs” mentality.The Youth Academy, which is headed up by first-team player Shane Barr, who is recovering from cruciate ligament reconstrcution, alongside 21 other coaches, accommodates players from the ages of 6 right up to 17. It received an official launch on July 18, during the recent visit of the FAI to Donegal, when the governing bodies CEO John Delaney and Ray Houghton cut the ribbon to mark the start of a prosperous new era for the club.“The main aim of the Gweedore Celtic FC Youth Academy is to develop the players and enable them to fulfil their potential. We recognise the importance of player development as well as making this experience as fun as possible, while also promoting the physical activity aspect to help boys and girls achieve the recommended national guidelines.” said Academy co-ordinator Shane Barr. “We also recognise the huge emphasis that has been placed on “winning at all cost” in the past throughout the country, something that has hindered individuals from developing their skills and techniques, as well as tactical knowledge, to their full potential. Our philosophy is that we would rather develop and improve all players through our training and games, as oppose to preparing in a certain way to just win matches and put player development to the side.“Don’t get me wrong, winning is great and all that success, but we would get more success in seeing ALL our players improve and development which will be beneficial further down the road, rather than just focusing on your few key players who you feel can win you matches. That’s not our plan. “Within the wide panel of coaching staff this philosophy the Youth Academy philosophy that will be implemented across the board at all age groups and will be adhered to,” he added.Barr who is currently completing the UEFA licence in Dublin, emphasised that the coaching being made available to the young players in the area will be of a very high standard, enabling them to develop their skills and attributes from a very young age.“After a lot of hard work, we are glad to announce that at present we have 21 coaches, 4 of whom are goalkeeping coaches, involved in the academy. We recognise that in order to give the players a better opportunity in the game, the standard of coaching has to be of a high quality and that is an area of the academy which we are glad to focus on. Over half of these are currently on the FAI coaching pathway which consists of various courses, while the rest of our coaching staff, mostly ex-players, have begun their coach education phase 1,” said Barr, who stressed the importance on a high standard of coaching.As well as the coaching staff within the academy, there are also various different coaching events being negotiated at present and planned throughout the year for all age groups.The academy welcomed a UEFA Pro Licence Coach, and also works as UEFA Consultant throughout Europe has past employment with professional English Premier League clubs, including Man City, Blackburn, and West Ham. The event occured during the Development School which seen a re-visit from John Delaney (FAI) which was a great testament to the work being done at Gweedore Celtic FC Youth Academy.Other coaching events are being negotiated at present including various overseas coaching workshops and events, and will be announced on our Facebook page – “Gweedore Celtic FC Youth Academy” and the clubs general Facebook “Gweedore Celtic FC” very shortly. He added: “We will be running events in the near future to give our players a chance to be coached by one of the best in the game. The coaching visit from Austin Speight who is “Coerver Coaching” (Director of Ireland) was very beneficial for the players. The enthusiasm the players displayed during the session was second to none, which was a reflection on the quality of the coaching they recieved.The academy coaches also completed a 2 day course with Coerver Coaching as part of the academy’s coach education, which as stated above is crucial in our players development. We will be announcing other coaching events very soon in both the media and facebook.”In terms of the running of the academy, the people in the area have been of great assistance and see this as a great opportunity for the kids in the area. Shane added: “We can never have enough help, between the kitchen area and helping out with sandwiches and tea, to washing kits after matches, and it’s great that the community have come together and are helping out. everyone is welcome, Maith Sibh.”On additional to this, Coerver Coaching are locating one of their performance centre’s at the An Screaban facility, which will cater for boys and girls aged between 6-15 yrs. Coerver Coaching are a worldwide coaching organisation who work with many different pro clubs, including Real Madrid FC, Newcastle Utd, Stoke City. Barr stated, “This is a great opportunity for players in the county to get coaching of this quality, which will benefit all their respective clubs as they play their games. To our knowledge it will run one night a week, and all players recieve adidas coerver kit and football included in the cost.“I recently attended a course ran by Coerver Coaching UK and I must say their coaching style and philosophy is very effective. Whoever we cannot take any credit for the running of this performance academy, apart from providing the facility, as it is completely separate to our Youth Academy, and therefore is open to all players from all clubs.”All information can be found at www.coerver.ie or on Facebook at “Coerver Coaching Ireland”. Also you can contact Shane on 0872531813 and he can give you a contact and phone number for enquiries.SPECIAL FOCUS: GWEEDORE CELTIC – GIVING YOUTH ITS CHANCE was last modified: September 10th, 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:Gweedore Celtic Youth Academylast_img read more

FUNDING BONANZA AS EUROPE TO SPEND ANOTHER €200 MILLION ON PEACE PROGRAMME – MEP GALLAGHER

first_imgPat The Cope Gallagher MEPIreland Midlands / North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has confirmed today that the total budget for the PEACE programme for the period 2014 to 2020 will be EUR 200 million.Mr Gallagher also confirmed that in the coming weeks a public consultation on the draft operational programme will be launched.The announcement is a major boost for many Donegal groups which rely on PEACE funding. The main aims of the PEACE Programme are to reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society in the Border Region and the North and to promote reconciliation by assisting projects which help to reconcile communities and contribute towards a shared society.Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP stated in the European Parliament: “The EU budget agreement provides a special allocation of EUR 150 million to continue the PEACE programme. An additional contribution by the British government will bring the total amount available under the fund for the period 2014 to 2020 to EUR 200 million.“The PEACE programme is vitally important to Northern Ireland and the entire border region of Ireland including the counties of Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal. The EU has contributed over EUR 1.5 billion to the PEACE fund since its inception in 1994.“I understand that a draft operational programme will be reviewed by both the Irish and British Governments. And I expect that a full public consultation will be launched on the draft programme in the next number of weeks.” MEP Gallagher concluded “I strongly believe that the extension of the programme will further help to develop peace and reconciliation on the Island of Ireland. I cannot underestimate the importance of the role played by the EU in the Irish peace process through the PEACE programme and separately through the International Fund for Ireland.” FUNDING BONANZA AS EUROPE TO SPEND ANOTHER €200 MILLION ON PEACE PROGRAMME – MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: January 20th, 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:200M euroPat The Cope GallagherPEACE fundinglast_img read more