Oklahoma’s Murray edges Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman

first_imgLATEST STORIES Murray was named on 92 percent of the Heisman ballots, third most all time. Tagovailoa’s 1,871 points received was the most for a runner-up in the 84-year history of the Heisman.Tagovailoa was the Heisman front-runner for most of the season, but Murray surged late as the Sooners turned to him and its offense to bailout a leaky defense down the stretch. Meanwhile, Tagovailoa picked a bad time to have his worst game of the season, throwing two interceptions in the Southeastern Conference championship against Georgia and leaving early with a sprained ankle.Murray’s first season as a starting quarterback in college is set up to also be his last. The junior has already signed a $4.66 million contract with the Oakland Athletic after he was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in June. Listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Murray is small for an NFL quarterback but talented enough to be an intriguing prospect if he ever decided to give it a try.Oklahoma’s late-season Heisman campaign for Murray harkened back Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman winner who went on to star in both the NFL and MLB, and his Bo Knows Nike ads.“I’d like to do both (baseball and football) if possible,” Murray said Friday. “But I don’t know how possible that is.”ADVERTISEMENT Draft analyst Dane Brugler of The Athletic called Murray a potential top-50 NFL draft pick.“The NFL hasn’t had a 5-10 or shorter quarterback have sustained success in a long time, but Murray has a rare skill-set with his arm talent, mobility and instincts,” Brugler said.For the next month though Murray is focused on capping his college career with a national championship. He took a circuitous route to get to a place most always expect him to be.Murray’s high school career alone has already made him a Texas legend. Playing for powerhouse Allen High School, just outside of Dallas, Murray won three straight state championships at Texas’ highest level and his team went 42-0 with him starting.A five-star recruit, he signed with Texas A&M in 2015, looking to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman winner. Murray spent one tumultuous season with the Aggies, playing eight games before deciding to transfer.At Oklahoma, the tentative plan was sit out the 2016 season to fulfil NCAA transfer rules and then step in for Mayfield in 2016. But Mayfield was granted an extra year of eligibility and returned for 2017 season, relegating Murray to backing up the best quarterback in the country.His brief stints provided glimpses of a potential star. This season, as the focal point of Lincoln Riley’s creative offense, Murray developed into the dominant player he had seemed destined to become while at Allen..Murray fought back tears while thanking Riley.“You pushed me harder than any coach ever has and I just want to say thank you for believing in me and allowing me to be the quarterback of this team. The leader of this team,” Murray said.Murray, a pinpoint passer and explosive runner, surpassed the production of Mayfield. Murray has averaged 380 yards of offense per game and accounted for 51 touchdowns in leading the Sooners the Big 12 title and the playoff. Mayfield finished last season averaging 353 yards of offense and accounting for 49 touchdowns as Oklahoma won the conference and lost a playoff semifinal to Georgia in a wild Rose Bowl. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Oklahoma’s seventh Heisman matches Ohio State, Southern California and Notre Dame for the most by any school. Murray is the fourth Oklahoma quarterback since 2003 to win the Heisman, joining Jason White, Sam Bradford and Mayfield, and the 16th quarterback overall to win the award in the last 19 years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray who won the Heisman Trophy, poses with the award Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, edging Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner versus runner-up.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Man City loses 1st game of Premier League season at Chelsea The fourth-ranked Sooners play the top-ranked Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl semifinal Dec. 29 in the seventh bowl matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up, and first since second-place finisher Vince Young and Texas beat Reggie Bush and Southern California in the 2006 Rose Bowl.This season, Murray stepped into the starting job at Oklahoma held by last year’s Heisman winner and first overall NFL draft pick, Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma is the first school with have Heisman-winning quarterbacks in consecutive seasons and the fifth overall with winners in back-to-back years.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 Chriss“This is crazy,” Murray said in his acceptance speech. “This is an honor, something that I’ll never forget. Something that I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”Unlike most seasons, the winner was far from a foregone conclusion, but Murray (517 first-place votes and 2,167 points) ended up with a fairly comfortable margin of 296 points over Tagovailoa. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other finalists, was a distant third with 783 points. Three more quarterbacks followed: Will Grier of West Virginia, Gardner Minshew II of Washington State and McKenzie Milton of Central Florida. 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Be Mindful of Ethical Transgressions

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer of Tarponweh Foundation, Tilberosa Tarponweh, has called on journalists in the country to respect the value of their profession and avoid breaching the rules that govern it.He spoke recently in Monrovia at the joint program marking the dedication of a conference hall in memory of Singbeh G. F. Johnson, former Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System and the Dweh/Rogers Lecture Forum as well as the honoring of some of the people who have over the years contributed to LBS in cash and kind. “Respect the principles of your profession and be mindful of transgressions against it,” Tarponweh told the gathering.“Ethics,” he continued, “has cultural implications. However, the universal meaning of ethics is doing the right things consistently in all situations without compromising your moral principles.”Mr. Tarponweh also advised the workers and management of LBS to firmly uphold unity and professionalism as the entire nation depends on them to accurately and credibly provide the day to day information on happenings across the country.He meanwhile called on members of the national Legislature to bring forth referendum to reshape several other clauses in the 1986 Constitution.He explained that the 1986 version of the Liberian Constitution is worse in structure and application than that of 1847, which needs to be revisited and Articles therein transferred to present day running of the state that are still responsible for the country’s underdevelopment. “The two succeeding constitutions were not crafted in the interest of the Liberian people. The 1847 constitution was written to protect a small but very powerful group of people known as the elite. The elite did not care once everything with and about them was fine in every context,” he said.According to him when the military took over in 1980 through a bloody coup and suspended the 1847 constitution, they enacted military decrees to perpetuate themselves in power and promised, contrary to normal realities to eradicate corruption, promote economic empowerment, and abolish the country’s century old ‘class discrimination.’ He outlined the tenures of the senators and the president among others as long tenures only intended to perpetuate a few but extremely corrupt individuals in offices and limit the power of the people who elected them to hold them accountable for their misdeeds.Mr. Tarponweh called on the Legislature to ensure that the holding of the impending referendum before the 2017 legislative and presidential elections are conducted.According to him, the Sirleaf led government has failed to reduce poverty due to the widespread corruption as recorded.For her part, Liberia’s Cultural Ambassador, Juli Endee commended LBS Workers Union for honoring their deceased former director.She called on all Liberians to pray for peace, thank God for saving the country from the deadly Ebola virus and celebrate whatever the country has achieved in the midst of the many difficult circumstances.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman can sue church over burns

first_img“The damage caused was very substantial,” Justin Ehrlich, Martin’s attorney, said after the hearing. “She won’t live a day like she lived before the accident.” But before Martin could sue for punitive damages, Ehrlich needed to show that the church had a role in his client’s injuries. Religious institutions enjoy special legal protection from such damage awards, which are intended to punish or set an example of the defendant. On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled the plaintiffs had shown that church officials acted in reckless disregard for the safety of its parishioners. Ehrlich declined to say how much compensation his client is seeking. In a statement, archdiocese spokeswoman Carolina Guevara called the incident an “unfortunate accident.” “The archdiocese is doing all it can to help Ms. Martin and her family,” she said. “The parish priest was with her at the hospital the day of the accident and the archdiocese has arranged to cover her medical expenses and other costs to help with her at-home care.” Defense attorney Brian L. Williams stated in his court papers that the motion for punitive damages should be denied because there was no evidence that the archdiocese intended to harm Martin. “This is a case of questionable negligence on the part of the archdiocese, based upon the significant comparative fault of Ms. Martin,” the court filing said. Martin had reached to touch one foot of the St. Jude statue and closed her eyes to pray when she realized her clothing was on fire, according to court filings. Current church rules restrict devotional candles to waist-height holders near the statue, Guevara said. “Our policy is not to have any candles on the ground whatsoever,” she said. A Mary Immaculate Church employee responsible for keeping the premises safe admitted in a deposition that she knew nearly nine months before Martin was burned that the candles around the statue were a growing danger, according to the Martins’ court papers. Many church employees said that as many as 200 candles would be on the ground in front of the statue at any one time, according to court papers. In his ruling, Treu noted that a church maintenance worker said that three months before Martin was injured, he helped a little girl whose hair ignited when leaning over the candles near the same statue. Williams had argued that this accident was not reported to church officials and the archdiocese, so it should not be considered. Still another church employee testified in a deposition that about once a week for the past five years, he has warned parishioners and their children to be careful about getting too close to the candles, according to court papers. The worker also said he helped a woman whose skirt caught fire about three months after Martin was hurt, according to the lawsuit. Trial is set May 29, but Ehrlich said it might be delayed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A woman severely burned when her skirt caught fire while she prayed near a statue of a Catholic saint in a Pacoima church can seek punitive damages against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a judge ruled Wednesday. Josefina Martin, then 56, suffered third-degree burns to her ankles, legs, back, arms and hands Oct. 16, 2005, when candles near the statue of St. Jude at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church ignited her clothes. Martin and her husband, Salvador Martin, filed suit in January 2006 against the archdiocese, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, the church and the manufacturer of the skirt she wore, alleging negligence and premises liability. Cardinal Roger Mahony – the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles – is not mentioned by name in the lawsuit. last_img read more

Five battle; Who survives KPL relegation axe?

first_imgCapital Sports makes an analysis on the five and who stands the biggest danger of tightening the hangman’s noose round their necks. Posta Rangers (29)Posta Rangers head coach John Kamau shouts instruction to his players during their Kenyan premier League match against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe mailmen find themselves in another relegation battle just like last season when they avoided the dirty waters on the last day of the season. This time though, they look better placed as they are nine points away from the bottom placed Mount Kenya and seven away from 17th placed Zoo.They have five rounds of matches left and to guarantee themselves safety, they will need to win at least three of those five games to ensure they remain in the top tier.Posta did themselves a world of favor in midweek winning 1-0 against Ulinzi Stars, banishing a three match winless run to hand themselves a massive boost.The mailmen face fellow relegation fighters Vihiga United in Machakos on Sunday and earning points in this tie will be massive as far as their survival is concerned.A win will see them move to 32 points, eight ahead of Vihiga who are in the play-off 16th slot. This will mean that with four matches to go, two more wins will guarantee them safety.“I as Kamau I am not worried about relegation. I know my strength and I know the strength of the team. It is just a matter of instilling the confidence in the team and we will rise,” Kamau said.After Vihiga, Posta play Homeboyz (H), Western Stima (A), Gor Mahia (H) and Tusker (A), matches that are definitely tough to crack noting three of the teams occupy the top five slots in the standings. Chemelil Sugar (29)Chemelil Sugar coach Francis Baraza (Second right) on the bench during a past match PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUFrancis Baraza’s Sugar Millers are tied on points with the mailmen but carry with them an inferior goal difference. But, they find themselves needing a similar kind of miracle. They lost 0-2 to champions Gor Mahia in midweek to see their battle deflated.However, they are unengaged this weekend but will travel to Mombasa to take on Bandari next Tuesday to keep their survival hopes alive. Fate, just like Posta, is right in their hands.However, they face a tough run of matches. After Bandari, they will play Ulinzi Stars (H), Sofapaka (A), Mathare United (H) and Chemelil Sugar (H).“We have a very young squad and most of them are playing in the league for the first time ever. But I am confident we can manage and pull ourselves out of this slot,” Baraza stated. Vihiga United (24)The Vihiga United squad that started their first ever Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United on February 4, 2018 at the Bukhungu Stadium. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedVihiga lured the services of coach Sammy Okoth from Zoo Kericho to join them in Western Kenya and they hope the tactician can engineer a route out of the drop zone despite being five points away from safety.Of 29 matches, Vihiga have won only four matches, a hugely terrible return and one that puts them hugely in danger of seeing their heads paraded on the chopping board either in the automatic slots or in the play-off zone.Last season, they avoided finishing in this same position after winning their last day fixture against Mount Kenya United (then Nakumatt).Fate is out of their hands and will need favors to avoid dropping while also hoping they keep winning their matches. The match against Posta Rangers on Sunday will most specifically bear huge implications in their journey to survive.After Posta, they play Tusker (H), Gor Mahia (A), Western Stima (H) and Kariobangi Sharks (A). Vihiga are two points off Zoo in the automatic drop slots and any loss coupled with a Zoo Kericho win will be detrimental to their hopes of earning another season in top flight football. Zoo Kericho (22)Former Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan tries to go past a forest of legs during his side’s 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho at the Kasarani Stadium on December 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWith four wins this season, Zoo, alongside Vihiga rank as the league’s lowest winning teams.Stand-in coach Herman Iswekha has put an ambitious target for the Kericho based side to win at least four of their remaining six games in order to survive. This is a huge task bearing the kind of opposition that awaits them in the home stretch.“I have no doubt that we have the ability to survive. It is a mission that is possible and we need to continue believing. The task is tough but we can do it,” Iswekha said after his side came from behind to pick a point against AFC Leopards in midweek.However, one thing that keeps their hopes alive is the fact that they have played a match less than the boys ahead of them.This weekend, they are at home against Ulinzi Stars before welcoming Western Stima at the same venue next Wednesday. They then face back to back away trips to Mombasa (Bandari) and Nairobi (Tusker) before playint at home against Homeboyz and finishing the season away to KCB.Four wins from these six remaining gams will put their tally at 40 points and will most definitely assure them of surviving. However, this looks like a tough call as after 28 games is when they have won four.What has hurt Zoo most this season was losing three of their key players (Nicholas Kipkurui, Mike Madoya and Isaac Kipyegon) and to add insult to injury, their long serving coach who has been with them since their promotion, Sammy Okoth, decamped to Vihiga. Mount Kenya United (18)Mount Kenya United defender Amani Kyatta tackles AFC Leopards’ Jaffary Owiti during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey have won five games this campaign and the more the season progresses, the more it looks likely they will not be enjoying the echelons of top-flight football next season. Mount Kenya have won only twice in 14 games and at one point of the season lost seven in a row, conceding six in three of the seven.Mount Kenya who have been dogged by financial woes even gave a walk over to leaders Gor Mahia while protesting lack of pay and head coach Melis Medo has said that is the exact same reason they have not performed this term.“It is hard because when you have these problems dragging in the entire season, it is hard. It is hard to motivate these players without five, six months salary. But we will never give up; I don’t give up. We will fight till the end,” Medo stated.With six points separating them and the play-off slot, losing the next three games will guarantee them relegation. Losing the next two will mean they at least have to tackle the play-off, a scenario they found themselves in last season and won.They play Mathare United at Kasarani on Sunday before back to back matches against Sony Sugar and AFC Leopards in Machakos. They finish the season on the road against kariobangi Sharks and Ulinzi Stars.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mount Kenya United head coach Melis Medo passes on instruction to his players during their Kenyan premier League clash against Western Stima at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 1, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 – Heading into the home stretch of the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League five teams are squaring it out to avoid the dreaded three relegation spits, two of them automatic while one is subject of a play-off.Mount Kenya United (18), Zoo Kericho (22), Vihiga United (24), Chemelil Sugar (29) and Posta Rangers (29) all face a battle to remain in the top tier and the final four rounds of matches will be crucial in determining who goes down and who remains.last_img read more

Iraqi leader promises unity

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventPresident Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who won a second term, named al-Maliki as prime minister-designate, a formality after the dominant Shiite bloc replaced outgoing Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Sunnis and Kurds refused to accept al-Jaafari. That laid the foundation for post-Saddam Hussein Iraq’s first fully constitutional government, which Washington hopes can quell the Sunni-led insurgency and bloody Shiite-Sunni violence. That would enable the United States to begin withdrawing its 133,000 troops. Few believe the task will be easy. It remains uncertain whether Iraqi leaders representing religiously and ethnically based parties can set aside their interests and rise to the challenge of managing a nation perched at the brink of disaster. President George W. Bush welcomed suggested the new Iraqi government could be the beginning of an eventual drawdown of American forces from Iraq. “The new Iraqi government will assume greater responsibility for their nation’s security,” he told reporters during a trip to California. “It will have the popular mandate to address Iraq’s toughest long-term challenges,” he added. BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Shiite hard-liner tapped as Iraq’s new prime minister promised Saturday to swiftly finish building a unity government after parliament elected a top national leadership, ending months of political deadlock as the nation spiraled into chaos. Jawad al-Maliki has 30 days to assemble a Cabinet from divided Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties. The most contentious question will be filling key ministries that control security forces amid demands to purge them of militias blamed for the rise in sectarian bloodshed. Five American soldiers died Saturday in roadside bombings south of Baghdad, and Marines killed four insurgents in a gunbattle in Ramadi – clear signs of the ongoing security crisis. After repeated delays, parliament convened Saturday in the heavily guarded Green Zone and elected a president, two vice presidents, a parliament speaker and two deputies. “This historic achievement by determined Iraqis will make America more secure,” Bush said. The tough-talking al-Maliki, who once managed Shiite guerrillas in Saddam’s Iraq from exile in Syria, promised an inclusive government with “all components of Iraqi society.” Al-Maliki, 55, also signaled he was prepared to crack down on Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias responsible for the rise in sectarian violence that threatens to plunge the nation into civil war. “Weapons should be only the hands of the government,” al-Maliki told reporters. He pointed to laws requiring militias to be integrated into the nation’s security forces. CASUALTY UPDATE As of Saturday, April 22, 2006, at least 2,388 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,872 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT. The British military has reported 104 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, Denmark three; El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, one death each. – Associated Press160Want 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

FORMER DONEGAL COUNTY MANAGER APPOINTED BOSS OF COUNTY DERRY

first_imgFORMER Co Donegal GAA manager Brian McIver has been appointed the new boss of Co Derry.The Tyrone native admitted that he never thought he would ever manage at county level again – because he never wanted to take on Donegal due to the time he had spent here.He spent last year as an adviser to the Down squad. The Ardboe man was appointed to the Donegal job in September 2005 and his side reached the Ulster Final in 2006 where they were narrowly beaten by Armagh.McIver’s side appeared to be making major progress in 2007 when they landed the county’s first ever National League title, beating Mayo in the final.McIver quit after but several Donegal clubs expressed the view that he should go.The Tyrone man said he had stepped down after effectively being presented with a “vote of no confidence”. McIver appeared to have the support of the Donegal squad but it became clear that a significant number of the county’s clubs felt that a change was needed at the top.“I am delighted to get the [Derry] job and I am looking forward to the challenge,” he said yesterday.“It’s a really big challenge. When I left Donegal I thought there would be no way I would manage at county level again.“I got on well with the Donegal players and didn’t think that I could manage against them.“I had a couple of years with Down and then I was involved with my son Paul, here with the Derry minors. When the nomination came, I didn’t have to think that long and hard about it.” FORMER DONEGAL COUNTY MANAGER APPOINTED BOSS OF COUNTY DERRY was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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:FORMER DONEGAL COUNTY MANAGER APPOINTED BOSS OF COUNTY DERRYGAAlast_img read more

GOLF: BUSY PADDY’S WEEKEND PLANNED AT DUNFANAGHY GC

first_imgDUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESWe are just approaching St. Patrick’s weekend and the clubhouse will be the place to be this coming weekend. We have all the rugby games to look forward to and hopefully Ireland can win at Wales on Saturday and put themselves within touching distance of winning the Grand Slam. Our Gaeltacht team is away to Gweedore Golf Club this coming Saturday and hopefully they can secure a good result. Best of luck to Cornie and Gerald. The Ladies are holding their Easter Hamper this Saturday and I hope the weather is kind to them. We also have the premiership games on this weekend which is turning out to be a great battle for the champions league qualifying spots. There is an Ebay information night in the clubhouse on Friday night and is been run by the Ladies committee and then on Saturday night we have music in the clubhouse for the St. Patrick’s weekend. There should be something to suit everyone this weekend.Results; Wed 4th MarchOpen Single Stableford1st Joe Terry 39pts bot2nd Brian McGee 39pts bot Gross J Ferris 30pts3rd Jimmy Keenan 39ptsCat Patrick McMullan 37pts1st 9 Seamus Clerkin 22pts bot2nd 9 Kevin Ward 19pts bot CSS N/QSaturday 7th MarchOpen 4BBB Stableford1st Pauric Morrisson/Charles McBride 35pts bot CSS N/QSunday 9th MarchAIB Bowl GOY Single Stableford1st Jimmy Keenan 40pts2nd Daniel McColgan 36ptsGross Keith Lapsley 25pts3rd Eamon Hunter 35pts botCat Michael Ward 34pts1st 9 Colin Higgs 22pts2nd 9 Michael Kelly 19ptsThere is a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 11th of March 2015 – Open Singles Stableford (soup and sandwiches)• Saturday 14th of March 2015 – Open 4BBB Stableford• Sunday 15th of March 2015 – Gents Monthly Medal GOY competitionN.B. Remember we are dropping off the fairways from the 1st of January to give the fairways a well-deserved rest.Everyone should have received a email in the last few weeks with details to entice new members to the club. It will to benefit everyone if we are able to get more members in the club this year. Please contact a committee member if you require any further details regarding our drive to get more new members. Remember it is the time of the year for annual subscriptions to be paid. Please contact the club as soon as possible to make payment.4 BBB Winter Open Competition:I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. So don’t leave it too late to try and qualify. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in March. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month. We had o team from the club to qualify in 4th place last month!!!.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)Come Dine with me:Just a little reminder that our “come dine with me” evenings are fast approaching, if you have not committed to one of the following dates the 11th April or the 2nd of May we would really appreciate your participation, anyone who wishes to be a host on either evening please contact Mary as soon as possible in the clubhouse. To those of you who have already committed to a particular date we thank you and look forward to two great nights of entertainment here at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.GOLF: BUSY PADDY’S WEEKEND PLANNED AT DUNFANAGHY GC was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:donegalDUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUBlast_img read more

No official bids for Gonzalo Higuain, claims Juventus chief

first_img REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Morata in action for the Blues in their pre-season match against Perth Glory Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Higuain is understood to prefer a move to AC Milan if he leaves Juve Morata moved to the London side from Real Madrid last summer for £58million, but has struggled to adapt to the Premier League.It is believed the Spaniard wants a return to Serie A after a successful two seasons at Juventus between 2014-16.However, due to the recent arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juve, the Serie A giants are reportedly not going to pursue the Spaniard.AC Milan are interested but are struggling to afford the £58m fee Chelsea want, plus his wages. IN DEMAND targets targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade On the possibility of signing either Higuain or Morata, AC Milan’s new general manager Leonardo said: “Higuain or Morata? I don’t think it will be possible to make big signings in this transfer window.“Huge wages are going to affect us, so it will be more difficult to get these big names.” Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 LIVING THE DREAM moving on Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has claimed the club has not received any official offers for Gonzalo Higuain.Higuain, who is valued at £54million by Juve, has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri looks to find a frontman to replace the out-of-favour Alvaro Morata. The same goes for Higuain, who is available from Juventus and is understood to prefer a switch to the San Siro rather than Stamford Bridge.Higuain, 30, is a player Sarri would like to bring in but the Blues’ hierarchy appear reluctant to fork out the money for an ageing forward.On Higuain’s future, Marotta said:  “Milan or Chelsea? No official offers have arrived. I feel that the arrival of Ronaldo has created an attack of good quality but also of quantity.“We will evaluate Higuain’s future with those affected. He’s an important player for us but we’re talking to him and trying to decide what’s the best solution for everyone.” 2last_img read more

AMAZING GRACE STORY HAS POWER TO INSPIRE – McGUINNESS

first_imgThe office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister of the North have opened Donegal’s Amazing Grace viewing point in Buncrana.The guests of honour endorsed the significance of John Newton’s inspirational story, which connects Donegal and Derry with the hymn “Amazing Grace” and the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Deputy First Minister, Martin Mc Guinness MLA said, “This is a great story that resonates throughout the world. John Newton was someone who was part of changing the course of history.” Emphasising the importance of working together, Martin Mc Guinness added, “It is wonderful to come here at a time of peace.”Representing the First Minister, Jonathan Bell, MLA added, “Amazing Grace is a hymn that has transcended countries and people. It was sung at Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’. It was sung as the Berlin wall came down. That message of the grace of the Lord Jesus comes to all of us here today.”Caught in a violent storm in the Atlantic Ocean in 1748, John Newton cried out to God for mercy and found refuge in Lough Swilly. He stepped ashore a changed man and this experience later inspired him to write “Amazing Grace”. Newton went on to mentor William Wilberforce throughout the 20-year battle to abolish the slave trade.Jonathan Bell and Martin Mc Guinness jointly opened the new viewing point along with Buncrana mayor, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin. Buncrana mayor, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin added, “We’re honoured and immensely proud that the inspiration for the world’s most famous hymn came from an event that happened here on the shores of our beloved Lough Swilly and set in motion a story that changed history. ”Acknowledging the major contribution of Inishowen Development Partnership in funding the viewing point, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Chairman of the Amazing Grace Initiative added, “Our hope is that here on the shores of Lough Swilly, people may be inspired like John Newton to champion justice, peace and reconciliation both on this island and all over the world.”Deputy Joe McHugh TD added, “We can be inspired by the Amazing Grace story. I feel inspired today.”Spokesman for the Amazing Grace Initiative, Padraig Mac Lochlainn, TD, said, “I hope we can embrace the story of ‘Amazing Grace’ and champion the values of John Newton and William Wilberforce. I would love to make Buncrana and the shores of Lough Swilly a centre for all that is good about humanity – for peace, hope, justice and human rights – a place for rediscovering faith and finding our soul’s resting place.”The Amazing Grace Initiative is a joint project of Inishowen Development Partnership and Buncrana Town Council together with local businesses and community groups. The new viewing point is part of an on-going plan to create an Amazing Grace experience for visitors to the region. Work is set to start on a new park in the near future. AMAZING GRACE STORY HAS POWER TO INSPIRE – McGUINNESS was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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:Amazing GraceInishowenJoe McHughJOHN HUMEmartin mcguinnessMcGUINNESSlast_img read more

BBQ season begins with this sizzling offer at Kelly’s Centra!

first_imgThe sun is out and we all suddenly want to dine outdoors, so thankfully Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top Letterkenny have brought back their BBQ specials!The award-winning store has just brought in a fresh stock of great BBQ meats and a top offer of 3 for €10.You can get all the summer cooking essentials and more surprising offers at the Centra store, as well as tasty meals in Kelly’s Diner. Kelly’s Centra summer BBQ offersHow about a BBQ Feast?Kelly’s has all you need to celebrate the start of summer. Get your BBQ meats prepared fresh in-store every day by the butcher. There is a sensational offer on the BBQ meat range – get three items for €10. Plus, get great off-licence deals in store this week for BBQ parties.Kelly’s Centra summer offersSensational steak offer:If you’re not quite the seasoned BBQ chef, don’t worry, because Kelly’s Diner can take care of dinner!Every Saturday customers looking for a steak deal that’s cooked to their own liking can have it all day @ the award-winning roadside diner for just €11 – that’s right, an 8oz steak with all the trimmings from just €11 all day Saturday from 12noon-10pm. (€13 on Sundays) Kelly’s DinerKelly’s DinerThe team at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top hope you all have a great sunny week and remember: Kelly’s have everything you need.*forecourt*ATM*diner*off-licence*ice cream*deli*papersVisit www.facebook.com/kellys.centramountaintop on Facebook for more fantastic offers!Please drink responsibly, visit drinkaware.ie BBQ season begins with this sizzling offer at Kelly’s Centra! was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BBQfoodKelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain Topretaillast_img read more