GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY DUO ROISIN BOYLE AND EVELYN MCGINLEY STAR FOR DONEGAL U21’S

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News:***Seniors/Reserves***Tá Cloich Cheannfhaola ag imirt in éadan Naomh Columba i bPáirc Naomh Fionán ar an Domhnach seo ar 1:30 agus 3:00. Tá coimhlint mhór ag barr na dtáblaí agus tá na pointí de dhíth go géar ar dhá fhoireann Chloich Cheannfhaola. Tá súil againn go mbeidh scaifte mór i láthair Dé Domhnaigh le tacaíocht a thabhairt don dá fhoireann.Our reserves and seniors play their next league game at home this Sunday at 1:30 and 3:00 pm against Naomh Columba, who they narrowly defeated away from home. Having lost their last home game to Naomh Muire, the seniors will be looking to gain momentum again to secure a win to ensure they remain near the top of, what is a neck and neck, league table. The reserves, who are currently top of their table, will need to ensure a win also in order to retain their top position. Please come out and support both teams this Sunday!***Reminder: Parking Restrictions During Games****During senior/reserve home games no cars at all will be permitted entry to the pitch grounds once the reserve game has begun – the main gates will close at this point. Patrons can park along the main road outside of the pitch grounds. There will also be no parking permitted along the road which runs adjacent to the club house – this is a private road and only residents will be permitted access along that road. We also ask all patrons to be vigilant when walking/driving through the pitch car park as there is a lot of moving traffic around on match days and lot of children around the grounds.***Donegal Tickets***Any club member wishing to order Tickets for the Donegal V Derry Ulster Semi-Final on Saturday June 27th, please contact Martin on 086-3119186. This is a double header with minors at 5:15 and Seniors at 7:00. Our own clubman Jason McGee is part of the minor squad so please be there on time to support the minors too!! ***Leftover Paint Needed!***The club are looking to gather tins of leftover white or magnolia paint. If anyone has any it would be much appreciated if they would contact Martin on 086-3119186 and arrange to have them delivered to the club house!***U-12/U-14 Boys***The U-12’s are down to their last 2 league games, both of which are home games. They play Fanad Gaels on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30 and Termon on Wednesday July 1st!The next league game for the U-14’s is a home game against Gaoth Dobhair on Monday June 22nd at 7:30 PM! Please keep an eye on the club facebook/twitter pages for any changes to the fixtures!***Girls Minor Championship***Cloughaneely have been drawn in a group with Naomh Muire, Gweedore, Dungloe, Milford and Fanad. Games begin June 25th. Please keep an eye on the club facebook/twitter pages for confirmed dates/times/venues!***U-6’s***U-6’s have a blitz over in Gaoth Dobhair on Friday evening, June 19th at 6 o’clock. Bus will leave the club at 5:15.***U-8’s Training***NOTE: Under 8 training has now been changed to Saturdays at 12 Noon!***Donegal U-14 Ladies***Congratulations to Emma McGee who was part of the U-14 County Ladies squad who have qualified for the All Ireland Final after defeating Roscommon 2-11 to 0-13. They face Tipperary in the All-Ireland Final on July 4th, venue yet to be confirmed! Well done to all and good luck in the final! ***Donegal U-21 Ladies***Congratulations to Roisin Boyle and Evelyn McGinley who were part of the County U-21 ladies squad who defeated Roscommon 1-10 to 1-09 to secure a spot in the All-Ireland Final against Longford! Time and date to be confirmed! Best of luck to all in the final!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY DUO ROISIN BOYLE AND EVELYN MCGINLEY STAR FOR DONEGAL U21’S was last modified: June 16th, 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:CloughaneelyDonegal U21GAALadiesNoticessSportlast_img read more

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Britons rate Cape Town tops

first_img19 October 2004Cape Town has added to its growing collection of international tourism accolades, being voted the best foreign city in the UK’s 2004 Telegraph Travel Awards, and the best city in the world for eating out in – and the second best destination overall – in a recent poll of British Airways staff.The Daily Telegraph, Britain’s best-selling daily newspaper, has conducted a travel poll amongst its readers for the past seven years. According to travel editor Graham Boynton, the awards are based on “the genuine opinions and experiences of the UK’s most affluent travellers and holidaymakers.”In the Telegraph’s top city spot, Cape Town relegated Sydney and Venice to second and third place respectively.South Africa placed third in the favourite holiday destination category, where the popularity of the film “Lord of the Rings” saw New Zealand knocking Italy off the perch it has sat on for four years.And in a poll of British Airways staff – among the “most well-travelled employees on the planet” – published in the September edition of the airline’s onboard magazine Highlife, Cape Town was rated the best city for eating out, pipping New York, Sydney, London and Paris to the post.Cape Town also scored highly in the best view category, with Table Mountain coming second after Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro and ahead of the Great Wall of China.South Africa was the only country to feature in the top five best overall destinations, placing fifth after Sydney, Cape Town, New York and Dubai.Speaking ahead of the unveiling of Cape Town and the Western Cape’s new destination brand identity this week, Destination Marketing Organisation chief Noki Dube said that winning international awards was “proof that our city has what it takes to compete with the best and win”.Dube added, however, that to be a real winner on the global tourism stage, a city had to “pay homage to the tourism troika – physical attraction, people and value.“Obviously, Cape Town’s physical beauty is a huge drawcard, and we need to preserve our natural heritage, working closely with environmental organisations and other interested stakeholders”, Dube said.“But this involves more than simply keeping our city and beaches clean. We need to ensure that all areas of this city are able to put their best face forward by giving disadvantaged areas the makeovers they need to attract tourists too.“Capetonians have always been singled out by foreign tourists for their friendliness”, Dube said. “We must capitalise on this natural friendliness by reinforcing tourism awareness and civic pride.“We must also continue to offer value propositions to our visitors. By doing this we will remain unbeatable.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Transport on track for World Cup

first_imgGautrain will be running betweenSandton and the OR Tambo InternationalAirport in Johannesburg.(Image: Bombardier) Government officials believe the transportindustry will meet the demand duringthe World Cup. Prasa’s CEO Lucky Montana and Nazir Alli,CEO of Sanral. LOC CEO Danny Jordaan was also at thetransport media briefing.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Logan MaistrySpokespersonDepartment of Transport+27 083 6444 [email protected] ARTICLES• Travelling by minibus taxi in SA• SA gets tough on traffic crime• No stopping SA’s Rea Vaya• Gautrain rolling along smoothly• All aboard the Tshwane expressBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s public transport is being beefed up ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and will be ready to serve thousands of people visiting the country for the football spectacular, government has said.Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele unveiled the country’s Transport Action Plan for 2010 at a media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on 20 April. The plan details transport arrangements that have been put in place for the tournament and South Africa’s readiness to cope with the movement of fans, officials and players during the month-long period.“We have constantly emphasised that the Fifa World Cup is not only about sport, it is also more about transport,” Ndebele said. “… We will put our best forward to ensure that all those who use our transport services are able to do so effectively and efficiently.”Almost all modes of transportation available in the country, from air to road travel, will be widely used during the tournament. The Department of Transport, both at national, provincial and local level, has set up various projects to run from as early as 1 June to 31 July.Through the newly formed Operating Managing Entity, the department will facilitate the movement of fans to and from stadiums. The scheme will be responsible for a fleet of 110 79-seater Man Lion Explorer luxury buses “specially procured by government for this event”, Ndebele said.The vehicles, which have already been delivered, form part of a greater fleet of 570 buses to be procured from Man and Mercedes-Benz, all to be used during the World Cup. The entity will also run 800 smaller “midi-buses”.There will be inter-provincial and regional luxury bus transport as well, with pricing ranging between R140 (US$18) and R300 ($40) for a one-way ticket.More than 1 000 drivers will be recruited for the bus fleet, said Ndebele.The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is already operational in Johannesburg, the city that will host the most matches, including the opening and the final. The BRT, dubbed Rea Vaya, operates along dedicated lanes and is currently shuttling people from Soweto to a station closer to Ellis Park Stadium. It will also have a station next to Soccer City, making it easier for fans to reach the action there.Minibus taxis are expected to play a crucial role during the tournament, transporting fans within the host cities. A project similar to Gauride, which Gauteng province set up during the Fifa Confederations Cup in 2009, is expected to involve the entire industry. Last year’s scheme roped in scores of taxis to efficiently transport fans to stadiums in Johannesburg and Pretoria.Improving train servicesTrains are also being lined up to transport football fans. Ndebele said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will arrange 418 dedicated trains for the tournament. “We want to encourage travel by train during the World Cup,” he said.Metrorail trains are expected to play a more critical role in Gauteng to get fans to Ellis Park in Johannesburg via the renovated Doornfontein Station, which joins the stadium’s precinct.Loftus Station is linked to Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria’s host stadium, and provides a simple gateway. Nasrec Station, currently undergoing a revamp, will be ready in time and will provide easy access to Soccer City.Plans are also in place to avoid massive train delays, according to Ndebele. “A multi-disciplined operational team is currently working on the issue of train delays in certain areas.”The multimillion-rand Gautrain will be up and running during the tournament, with the first phase starting to operate between Gauteng’s Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport in June “to improve mobility of fans and tourists”. The entire project is set to be completed by December 2010.Air travel readyMost airports in the country have been revamped through projects worth billions of rands ahead of the World Cup. The upgraded facilities include two international hubs, OR Tambo and the Cape Town airport, and a range of domestic terminals. The new King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, will be operational by 1 May.Airports Company South Africa has said that all airports will be ready to accommodate the crowds of people expected to visit the country between June and July.Call centre to speed up mobilityGovernment will launch its Transport Command and Call Centre programme in June. The project, to be run from Gauteng, includes a national transport command centre, a call centre and an “interactive” website.The aim is to ensure that “as many people as possible, both locals and foreigners, are able to conveniently access information that will make their lives easier during these exciting and busy times”, Ndebele said.The call centre, which will be open 24 hours a day, will give out information on available transport options and other traffic matters related to the World Cup. It will operate between 1 June and 31 July. The website www.findyourway2010.co.za, which is already running, will also provide relevant information.last_img read more

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Hundreds Say Goodbye to Late Mayor of Portmore

first_img Hundreds of persons turned out on Thursday, October 17, to pay final respects to the late Mayor of Portmore, George Egbert Emmanuel Lee, at the Official funeral, held at the Power of Faith Ministries Church, in Portmore, St. Catherine.Mr. Lee, who held the distinction of being Jamaica’s and the English-speaking Caribbean’s first directly elected Mayor, passed away on September 29, after a brief illness. He was 74.Initially elected as Mayor in 2003, following Portmore’s attainment of municipal status, Mr. Lee was in his second term in office, which commenced in 2012, when he passed away.Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, who represented Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who is off the island;  and Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness,  headed the list of Parliamentary officials attending the service. Also in attendance were Mayors and other Local Government representatives.Mr. Pickersgill and Mr. Holness read the First and Second Scripture Lessons, respectively.Custos of St. Catherine, Hon. Rev. Sophia Azan, headed parish leaders and residents who also attended the service. Also present were students from several schools across Portmore. Several of the youngsters lined sections of the roadway leading to the Church bearing flags, which they waved in tribute to Mr. Lee.Many persons turned up at the church well over two hours before the funeral service’s  scheduled 11:00 a.m. start, in the hope of getting a final look at the man who was widely referred to as ‘Mr. Portmore’, as a result of  Mr. Lee’s passion for the municipality’s development.Final viewing of his body took place between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m., after the flag-draped casket was brought in by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) bearer party and positioned adjacent to the church’s main entrance.Glowing tributes in song, dance, and speech honouring the life and work of Mr. Lee flowed abundantly. Family man, hero, visionary leader, people person, politically unbiased, and industrious were some of the accolades used to describe him.State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, and Member of Parliament for South east St. Catherine, which incorporates sections of Portmore, Hon. Colin Fagan, led the tributes.Mr. Fagan described Mr. Lee as a ‘no-nonsense’ and ‘strong willed’ person, who devoted his life to Portmore’s welfare.“As Mayor, he was able to lobby for the establishment of a tax office in Portmore, the placement of (a) Jamaica Public Service Company Limited office in Portmore, land for the building of the Portmore bus park in Naggo Head…(and development of) seven community parks within the municipality, among other things,” he outlined.The State Minister noted that at the time of Mr. Lee’s passing, he was lobbying for the construction of a permanent municipal office for the council, and establishment of a hospital.“George Lee was an example to members of both sides of the political divide, as he was always giving of his best (for) the people of Portmore. I am happy that the Portmore Municipal Council named a road (the George Lee Boulevard) in his honour. We have lost a strong leader, and when the history of Portmore is written, his name will be on every page,” Mr. Fagan said.In her tribute, Rev. Azan said Mr. Lee’s passing has left a vacuum both in Portmore and the nation in general that will be hard to fill.“He was a dedicated, committed public servant who will be remembered for his unstinting service to local government and certainly one (example) of good governance for the sustainable development of Portmore. His political career and contribution to nation building has left a legacy that will be long remembered,” Rev. Azan said.Mr. Lee’s sister, Beverly Santouse, who delivered the eulogy, said he was the first of five children for their parents, and held the “most enviable position” as the only boy.She recounted her father’s decision to also name her brother Emmanuel “because he knew that his son…was destined for greatness…prophecy fulfilled.”Mrs. Santouse said Mr. Lee was industrious, with a penchant for punctuality, traits which she pointed out underpinned his professional, vocational and philanthropic pursuits in Jamaica and the United States.She said the late Mayor was a caring family man who loved children and was an active member of the Portmore United Church for over 20 years.“George was a humble man; he was respected by all he met. The simplest person in the community was George’s friend. He met with Governors-General, Prime Ministers, foreign visitors, and he never lost the common touch. And now that his mission has been completed, he is at rest with his Father,” she added.Pastor of the Portmore United Church, Rev. L. Christopher Mason, who delivered the Homily, noted the “air of victory” celebrating the life of Mr. Lee, that was evident in the proceedings, throughout the funeral service.“There (was) no sense of heaviness or spirit of mourning (clouding) the atmosphere today. Rather, it’s the sweet triumph of a life well lived,” he pointed out.Rev. Mason contended that the life of persons like Mr. Lee “cannot be considered in mere nostalgic terms or simply in personal sentimental reflections.”“The reach of truly good men transcends the limits of our mortality and continues to make a difference in the lives of those who succeed them. Today we celebrate a life that was well lived, the life of our brother, George Lee,” he added.The body of Mr. Lee, who is survived by widow, Aneita Lee; daughter, Claudette Lee; three stepsons, Norman, Andrew and Rojah; sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins, grandchildren, great children and other relatives, was interred at Dovecot Memorial Gardens, St. Catherine. Story Highlights Mr. Lee, who held the distinction of being Jamaica’s and the English-speaking Caribbean’s first directly elected Mayor, passed away on September 29, after a brief illness. Hundreds of persons turned out on Thursday, October 17, to pay final respects to the late Mayor of Portmore, George Egbert Emmanuel Lee. Many persons turned up at the church well over two hours before the funeral service’s scheduled 11:00 a.m. start, in the hope of getting a final look at the man who was widely referred to as ‘Mr. Portmore’.last_img read more

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