first_img Three teams will represent England in the German Boys and Girls Open which starts on Thursday at St Leon-Rot Golf Club. There will be one boys’ team of three players: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Ben Jones of Northamptonshire and Charlie Strickland of Sussex. The girls will have two teams of two players: Surrey sisters Sammy and Annabell Fuller will pair up, alongside Lily May Humphreys of Essex and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk.  The 54-hole championship is one of the biggest youth events in Europe with a field of 100 boys and 100 girls, all of whom play all three rounds. There are individual and team competitions. The players:   Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall) is an England and GB&I boy international, who has recently had top 20 finishes in the Portuguese amateur and the U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy. Ben Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County) was fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tied 10th in the U21 Bernard Darwin Salver. He was an U16 boy international. Charlie Strickland, 18, (Ham Manor) has won twice this year, in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the men’s Duncan Putter in Wales. He was also runner-up in the Darwin Salver. Annabell Fuller, 15, (Roehampton) has just been selected for GB&I’s Junior Vagliano Trophy team to play the Continent of Europe, following in her sister’s footsteps. She reached the quarter finals of the French U18 Cartier Trophy and was third individually in the women’s European Nations Cup   Sammy Fuller, 18, (Roehampton) got to the quarter finals of the recent French U21 championship and has had high finishes in the Scottish, Welsh and Irish women’s stroke play championships. Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland) won three big titles last year and reached the match play in the 2017 French U18 Cartier Trophy. She has also been picked for the GB&I junior Vagliano Trophy team. Amelia Williamson, 16, (Royal Cromer) recently became the first winner of the Gold Rose Trophy, given by Justin Rose, for her combined performance in the Roehampton Gold Cup and the Hampshire Rose. She was runner-up in the girls’ Fairhaven Trophies. Caption: Sammy Fuller (image copyright Stills Photography). 28 May 2017 Three England teams aim for German honours last_img read more

first_imgFREEHOLD – Monmouth County residents are reminded that consumer possession of fireworks is illegal in New Jersey and that fires started by fireworks put further strain on emergency services throughout Monmouth County.“With the Independence Day holiday upon us, it is important to understand the risks of illegal fireworks,” Free­holder John P. Curley said. “Our professional and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders already have enough on their plates. Let’s help them remain focused by avoiding creating fires through the use of fireworks.”Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its fireworks report that explores fire and injury dangers related to consumer fireworks. The report shows that in 2011, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States.“Residents should be staying clear of fireworks,” Sheriff Shaun Golden said. “Law enforcement will not tolerate the use of fireworks by consumers. Be safe and be smart: leave the fireworks displays to the trained professionals.”The NFPA report shows that an estimated 17,800 reported fires were started by fireworks in 2011. These fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage.Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III says, “Let’s have a great July 4th holiday and enjoy the community fireworks celebrations that will be held in many Monmouth County towns.”last_img read more

first_imgSUNDERLAND,MANNONE,YEDLIN, KONE, KABOUL, VAN AANHOLT,KIRCHHOFF,CATTERMOLE, M’VILA,BORINI, DEFOE, KHAZRIWELBECK,SANCHEZ, OZIL, IWOBI,COQUELIN, ELNENY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, GABRIEL, BELLERIN,CECHARSENAL (4-2-3-1)This game has become hugely important for both teams. Sunderland, having won 3-0 at relegation rivals Norwich City last Saturday, could move out of the bottom three with a win over Arsenal, whose title aspirations are over and who now face a fight to qualify for the Champions League.Norwich, in 17th place, and 16th-place Crystal Palace, are without league games this weekend so the incentive for a home win is clear.Arsenal, who were at home to West Bromwich Albion last night in a rearranged game, have won just one of their last six away matches in the Barclays Premier League, though they have scored 32 goals on the road so far this season, the most in the division.Indeed, Arsene Wenger’s men have played Sunderland twice this season, both at home, winning 3-1 both in the league, in December, and in the FA Cup a month later.And the Gunners’ record at Sunderland in the Premier League is impressive, with seven wins – including their last four visits to the Stadium of Light – and four draws. They last lost in the league at Sunderland in November 2009 and have scored 19 goals in 14 visits, while the Black Cats have never scored more than one goal – and only eight in total – in those 14 games.Sunderland have a clean bill of health ahead of the game but Arsenal’s injury problems continue. They continue to miss several key players, including Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere.last_img read more

first_imgAttempts by Finance Minister Amara Konneh to ‘buy time’ regarding his appearance before the Legislature has been rejected.Konneh was summoned by the House of Representatives to appeal before that August Body on the 13th and 15th of May, to answer to many questions relating to the Liberian economy.However, the Finance Minister communicated with the House requesting that he (Konneh) appear just once – on May 15th only – to respond to inquiries from Capitol Hill.In his letter addressed to Madam Mildred N. Sayon, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Minister Konneh argued that as Finance Minister, he has a “very busy schedule with other issues of national concern,” and as such, he will appreciate if the House could stick to a single date to allow him address all the concerns about the state of the Liberian economy.The House angrily rejected the request and demanded that Konneh make a double appearance next week.In legislative assembly Thursday, May 8, Plenary took serious exception to the Minister’s appeal , stressing that the status of the economy remains very uncompromising and, as the Legislature, there is a need for immediate action to save the State.Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been longing for the removal of Konneh and his team, a system they believed is responsible for the continuous budget shortfalls Liberia is faced with regularly.Konneh has, in turn, blamed the Legislature for the budget shortfall.He accused Capitol Hill of projecting additional revenue after the Executive had already drafted and agreed on the National budget.  But lawmakers harshly reacted to his comments, stressing that the Minister’s assertion is false and misleading.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA group of unhappy customers on Tuesday turned up at a La Penitence shipping company, demanding that answers be given as to why they are not yet able to uplift their barrels and packages.The handful of customers, who showed up at the O G Shipping Company, said they have been running to the company for weeks, but have not yet been given an explanation as to why their packages are delayed or receive any of their items.Marilyn Thomas said she posted a barrel from New York on March 28 and has not been able to clear it to date.“I am here still and I cannot get my stuff. Every day I am here, and they keep telling me that I have to come back. Every week is the other week. The guy just showed me a paper that says my barrel is here, but the container is not opened as yet. They are not giving me no reason, they are just telling me, just now, just now,” the upset woman told Guyana Times.She said this is the first time she has done business with the company after it was recommended by her family members abroad. According to her, she will soon have to return to the US again, but is yet to receive her barrel.“Imagine an old woman was here, she’s been running here too. The woman said her pressure gone up. It’s too much,” Thomas saidAnother customer said he has been doing business with the company for sometime now, and is extremely disappointed at the current state of affairs.“I feeling for the people them because they ship their things and they said months and months because I am a businessman and I deal with principle. I myself have some things that I shipped and up to now… last week they said they would give me the stuff and up to now, nothing. It is ridiculous. I just spoke to the boss man over the phone and he told me that everything is going to be alright. It’s like, peopleOG Shipping Company at La Penitence, Georgetownlike when you curse at them, and they’ll get things quickly,” the frustrated businessman said.Another woman claimed that while she received her barrel, it was observed that several items were missing. She also showed up at the company to make claims.Guyana Times sought to contact the owner, Orin Galloway, at his New York head office but was unsuccessful; however his son, Quacy Galloway told this publication that there has been a delay in the container. And while that delay has nothing to do with the company, it is not the first time that such a hiccup has occurred. He said the company is seeking to have the issue resolved and customers will be able to receive their belongings the latest today.As it relates to the woman who has reported missing items, Gallaway said he could not say, since her delivery was “door to door”. He said her barrel was sealed upon delivery.last_img read more

first_imgInvestments in Guyana…“Guyana’s drive for investors remains fruitless” – US report While the coalition Government has bragged that it was able to attract billions in investments for 2017, both Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and a United States Department of State report for last year refute this assertion.In a November 12, 2017, column entitled ‘A fresh message of hope to drown out the noise’ Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo boasted of 240 investment projects worth $187 billion in Guyana that are “now moving through the pipelines”. Then, in his January 14 column ‘My Turn’, the Prime Minister assured that $187 billion in investments were facilitated by the Business Ministry last year.This time, however, he stated that investment agreements were entered into for 136 projects. Very little specifics were offered and at a recent press conference, Jagdeo took the Prime Minister to task for the unsubstantiated and in fact conflicting figures he quoted.“I saw it said; new jobs are being created, not to lose hope. That is what Prime Minister in his column told sugar workers. And this is what he said. Investment agreements were entered into for 136 projects valued at $187 billion, via the Ministry of Business, last year.”“Can you tell me where (is) this $187 billion of investment we got?” Jagdeo questioned. “And how many jobs have been created? In fact, we have lost jobs, about 25,000 jobs, since this Government took office. We’re haemorrhaging jobs every single day, because of the state of the economy.”Noting that this was equivalent to US$2 billion in projects, Jagdeo questioned the veracity of the quoted figure. He urged Business Minister Dominic Gaskin to come clean and explain specifically which jobs were created.“If you look at the balance of payment, you have an anaemic sum coming in. It’s dropped. Foreign direct investment has fallen dramatically,” Jagdeo said, adding that the coalition remains reliant on projects and investments attracted by the former administration.Prime Minister Moses NagamootooUS reportMeanwhile, the 2017 US State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs investment climate report on Guyana has declared that the country’s long-term efforts to attract investors remains largely unsuccessful.According to the report, the Government does indeed publicly encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). But it noted that success outside of Guyana’s extractive sectors remain limited.“Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Guyana is actively encouraged and seen by the Government of Guyana as critical to Guyana’s economic development,” the report states. “Numerous incentives are offered to investors. Despite these incentives, Guyana’s long-term record in attracting Private Sector investment remains poor.”The report acknowledges the existence of the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and noted that new management, such as a Board and Chief Executive Officer, were recently appointed. It also acknowledged that incentives are provided for foreign and domestic investors, like duty-free concessions.“Over the past decade, the [Government of Guyana] GoG enacted new laws or amended existing ones to encourage FDI, with mixed levels of success. Due to the State’s significant role in the domestic economy and the preference for centralised decision-making, relatively large foreign investments often receive intense political attention.”“The current Administration is roundly criticised for its poor record so far in attracting new FDI, even though leadership signalled its intention to attract FDI through its various Embassies and Missions abroad,” the report observes.AmailaAccording to the US State Department economic bureau, “political gridlock and infighting” is to blame for hampering Guyana’s development efforts in several instances. Relative to this, the report cites the example of the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP), which the coalition Government has officially abandoned.“The Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP), which would have been the largest capital project in the country’s history, fell apart after a decade of planning when the US developer and equity partner withdrew from the multinational development team in August 2013.”“The company expressed concerns over political risk following objections to the venture by the then-Opposition party APNU,” the report continues. “The Norwegian Government subsequently conducted a new feasibility study on the AFHP and submitted the report to the Government.”This is a reference to a report from Norwegian international consultant Norconsult. The new report had in fact concluded that the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) was the only realistic way for Guyana to achieve an emission free electricity sector. Norconsult had noted the merits of the project, such as its completed feasibility study and a higher plant load than the other alternatives.However, the report had recommended the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) public private partnership model is used. The consultant had urged that an international investor specialising in hydro power be invited to take a majority stake in the project. It is unclear whether this advice has been acted upon by the Government.The report states; “The only realistic path for Guyana towards an emission free electricity sector is by developing its hydropower potential. The fastest way forward is to maintain AFHP as the first major step for substituting its current oil fired generation. AFHP was prioritised as the first hydropower plant because it was the only project with a full feasibility study completed; it has a higher plant load factor than the alternatives, a smaller reservoir and a unit cost in the same range as the most attractive alternatives.”In the absence of Amaila, the US State Department report acknowledged the Government touting other areas and renewable energy sources. It noted that if potential renewable energy projects are successful, this would promote more investments as high energy costs are barriers to value added investments.last_img read more

first_imgFor the players, who correctly predicting 19, 18 and 17 games they will be eligible to receive jackpot bonuses worth Sh5 million, Sh1 million and Sh500,000 respectively. The jackpot will be available to play on SMS, USSD code (*418#), Web and Android App.“When we launched in Kenya, we did promise to a product construct that is not only exciting but also rewarding. The release of the BetLion Goliath Jackpot, Africas Biggest Jackpot, is a true testament to that promise,” said Spencer Okach, BetLion’s Managing Director.“We made a commitment that our platform shall be one that embraces continuous innovation. The USSD offers a simplified gaming experience, it includes all features of registering, depositing, betting and withdrawal,” he added.Part of the proceeds of the Goliath Jackpot entries shall be channeled towards sport development. “We commit to making Kenyan sports better, and we intend to use the proceeds from this jackpot to develop the same,” affirmed Spencer Okach.BetLion launched its operations in Kenya on December 13 last year with the backing of billionaire British businessman Victor Chandler.Billed to be worth over Sh70 billion, Chandler is said to be backing the Sh350million jackpot.Chandler, considered the Godfather of betting, is credited for revolutionizing gaming and betting by taking it online as early as 1997.The 67-year-old businessman built up the famous gaming firm BetVictor, which is now the official training kit sponsor of English Premier League giants Liverpool, before selling it in 2014.By the time he sold BetVictor, the online betting firm was serving over 160 countries with an annual turnover of billions of dollars.0Shares0000(Visited 61 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BetLion Kenya Managing Director Spencer OkachNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – BetLion, Africa’s leading gaming platform, on Monday released Sh350 million which is the largest jackpot in the country.Dubbed the BetLion Goliath Jackpot, customers will get a chance to win a share of 350mn by correctly predicting 20 games with just Ksh100 entry.last_img read more

first_imgThe We Care Letterkenny Food Bank was set up in Letterkenny when a committee met and decided there was a great need for a Food Bank in 2014. Today, they launch their Official Opening beside Greene’s shoe shop at Market Square Letterkenny, at 1pm. The Food Bank works in conjunction with local agencies.The organisation hopes to expand the service throughout Donegal.We Care are a non profit organisation and rely solely on support from the community.Letterkenny Food Bank to have official opening today was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityFood BankletterkennyMarket Squarelast_img read more

first_imgThe mother of missing Mary Boyle has said people like the family of Maddie McCann should never give up hope of finding missing loved ones.Ann Boyle with one of her grandchildren. Pic courtesy of RTE.Ann Boyle was speaking following a possible breakthrough in the search for her daughter who went missing in Donegal 37 years ago.Although a 64 year old man arrested in connection with Mary’s disappearance was released last night, Gardai are hopeful of a breakthrough in the case. Speaking from her home in Keadue, Ann, 69, said people must put their complete faith in the police services.“I know exactly what the McCann family are going through and my heart goes out to them.“What I would say to them is that they should never give up hope. I have never given up hope of finding out what happened to Mary.“Every day I pray that Mary will be found and I still feel that we will find out what happened to her. “Hopefully we may be a little closer now.“And I hope they never give up hope of one day finding out what happened to their daughter,” she said.Ann said she has complete trust in Gardai getting to the bottom of her daughter’s mystery.“They have been so good over the years and have always kept us in touch.‘They have always been courteous and let us know what is happening with the case,” she added. PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP HOPE OF FINDING MISSED LOVED ONES – ANN BOYLE was last modified: October 22nd, 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:Ann BoyleCashelarddonegalMARY BOYLEmissinglast_img read more

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo, not retiring. His career, in fact, looks back on track.It was not flawless but it was the pick-me-up game Garoppolo needed in the 49ers most vital exhibition, a 27-17 win Saturday night against the host Kansas City Chiefs.Garoppolo’s confidence ramped up throughout his first-half workload. He completed 14-of-20 passes for 188 yards with no interceptions and a dandy, 20-yard touchdown toss to a diving Matt Breida on a near-perfect second series.San Francisco 49ers running …last_img