Reigning national shotgun champion Shaun Barnes showed imperious form to hit a High Overall (HOA) score of 94 and win the 2016 Bernard Cridland Memorial Sporting Clays tournament at the Jamaica Skeet Club last Sunday.The five-time national shotgun champion dominated a field of 98 shooters, finishing two points ahead of runner-up Bruce Duquesnay, 92, and A Class first, Ruel Chung, 92.Barnes, who won the 2016 National Shotgun 200 sporting clays in July this year, returned after a three-month break to win again, convincingly, like he never left.The event witnessed a turnout of 98 shooters, and according to Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan, this was “10 per cent more than 2015, it’s great for the sport and the Jamaica Skeet Club joins the Friendly Lodge 239 in thanking all the participants for their support”.He noted that the consistent performance of Barnes “must be congratulated”.Azan added that Oneal Brown and his team was setting a course totally on their own for the first time.”The consensus was that it was an excellent first attempt that satisfied the wide cross section of shooters; A to Hunters’ Class, Ladies, Juniors and Sub Juniors,” he noted.Meanwhile, there were class promotions for Omar Francis, to C Class and Jonah Subaran (13 years) to D Class.Matthew Morin was promoted to the E Class, while winners in the C, D and E classes all shot in the 80s.WinnersHOA Shaun Barnes 94R/U Bruce Duquesnay 92A ClassRuel Chung 92Robert Yap Foo 89Errol Ziadie 89B ClassKingsley Chin 87Nicholas Benjamin 87Jordan Thwaites 84C ClassBrandon Laing 84Matthew Josephs (Jr) 84Mark Harris 83D ClassOmar Francis 83Jordan Samuda 79Danzell Knight (Jr) 79E ClassJonah Subaran (sJr) 81Cameron Phang Sang (Jr) 80Mark Benjamin 77HuntersMatthew Morin 78Zaniel Knight (sJr) 72Nikolai Azan (sJr) 70LadiesRenee Rickhi 74Marguerite Harris 68Isabelle Chin (Jr) 63JuniorsMatthew Josephs 84Peter Mahfood 82Cameron Phang Sangh 80Sub JuniorsJonah Subaran 81Mark Desnoes 79Roman Tavares-Finson 79
Several banking institutions are now seeking legal action to recover millions of United States dollars that they gave out as loans to individuals, including former government officials.One such person is the former Deputy Commence Minister Alphajour Ahmed Bah and his wife Mouna Cooper-Bah, who the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) claimed it disbursed the amount of US$60,000 for the completion of their unfinished building project on Marshall Highway, Margibi County, on the basis of a tripartite mortgage agreement. The couple and the bank entered into the Time Loan Agreement on April 13, 2015 for a 12 percent per annum interest, with a period of twenty-four months (2 years).But the bank, in its complaint to the Commercial Court, alleged that the defendants defrauded the loans, and is seeking the court’s intervention to hold them responsible to repay an amount of US$76,751.25, including any other costs of recovery consistent with the agreement.The project, the bank further said was about 40 to 50 percent completed when the Bahs requested for the loan.Madam Bah, who resides at 27 Hampton Street, Manchester, in the USA, consented to mortgage their building through a Power-of- Attorney, in favor of her husband, according to the document.Being serious about the loan, the Bahs also mortgaged their 10.5 lots of land situated in Ben Town, Schiefflin, Margibi County. They again promised to domicile rental proceeds from the properties as additional collateral for the loan.Despite the terms and conditions of the agreement, the court records claimed, the defendants (Bahs) left the country, without any knowledge of the financial institution and have neglected to repay said loan.Besides, the bank further claimed that it made several demands to the Bahs, in an effort to recover the money, but to no avail.The court is a legal alternative to recover the money, including other expenses. However, the Bahs are yet to respond to the GT Bank’s claim.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NPA management and the Investment Delegation. -Ready to add value to the operations of the portA high power investment delegation from Nigeria has held talks with the management of the National Port Authority for possible investment in the port industry of Liberia.The head of delegation, and Chief Executive Officer of R.G. Holding International Limited, Ian Roche, said his team’s visit to Liberia is meant to explore business and investment opportunities that would help create jobs and add value to the operations of the port.Roche said Liberia has great investment potential where raw materials should be processed into finished products to generate more revenue and enhance growth and development.“We are here for an exploratory investment mission with a hope of adding value to the port through a legitimate win–win agreement where necessary,” Roche told the NPA management.NPA’s Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Celia Cuff–Brown, and Deputy for Operations Christopher Wisner, welcomed and briefed the investment delegation on the operations of the port following a tour, and expressed the management’s preparedness for investments that “must” impact the lives of the ordinary people.Madam Brown and Wisner informed the delegation about President Weah’s pro–poor agenda, adding that the government’s campaign for change remains paramount to the development of the country so as to improve the living condition of the citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Souleymane Bamba in action for Leeds 1 Leeds United are poised to complete the signing of Souleymane Bamba from Palermo.The Ivory Coast international spent the second half of last season at Elland Road, making 19 appearances for the Yorkshire club.And now, according to Tuttomercatoweb, Leeds have made contact with Palermo to try and negotiate a permanent deal.It is thought that Bamba is pushing for the transfer to go through and will sign a two-year contract with the Championship side.
Mario Balotelli 1 Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli wants to remain in the Premier League this season.The Italian forward has been linked with a move back to his homeland, with Sampdoria leading the chase to secure his signature.But according to Sky Italia, Balotelli wants to either stay and fight for his place at Anfield or move to another club in the top-flight.Watford are reported to be interested in the 25-year-old and Balotelli is thought to have a good relationship with the club’s Italian owners.Liverpool would prefer to sell Balotelli before the window closes but may be forced into negotiating a loan deal as clubs will find it difficult to match the player’s wage demands.
MRS Brown would be very proud of her Donegal boys. Certainly Buster Brady is…..for he’s backing two Donegal men behind a fundraising drive.Les O’Donnell and Denis Ferry, who run their own garages at Mountain Top in Letterkenny, hope to complete a fundraising expedition that starts at the top of Ireland – Malin head – and ends at the top of America – at a town called Deadhorse at Prudhoe bay in Alaska. Deadhorse is 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle.Click Play to hear Buster’s boost for Denis and Les. DDTV: BUSTER BRADY FROM MRS BROWN’S BOYS BACKS DONEGAL MEN’S ARCTIC CHALLENGE was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:DDTV: BUSTER BRADY FROM MRS BROWN’S BOYS BACKS DONEGAL MEN’S ARCTIC CHALLENGE
Gardai have sealed off an area of Falcarragh Main Street after the attackBREAKING NEWS: A man is fighting for his life in a Dublin hospital after being attacked on Falcarragh’s Main Street during St.Patrick’s night celebrations.It is understood there was an altercation and one man, who is aged 47, was attacked just before 12.30am.The man is a well-known local man. He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but has since been transferred to Dublin.No arrests have yet been made.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison has appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them.“One man suffered a serious injury following an incident in Falcarragh last night. “At this stage we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.”The area has been sealed off as a Garda forensics team carry out a full investigation into the incident. MAN LEFT FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER ST PATRICK’S NIGHT ATTACK was last modified: March 19th, 2013 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:attackFalcarraghSt Patrick’s night
Brookings, S.D. – The Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams won five events and had 30 top-five finishes to open the indoor season at the South Dakota State Holiday Invite.”There were so many top three performances across the board,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “It was great to see the hard work in the fall pay off and this should be a fun indoor season.”Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) had one of the three wins by the women’s team with a first-place finish in the 300 meters in 39.98 to set a track record. Sophomore Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) got her season off to a strong start after an all-conference season as a freshman. Young won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.59 as the first of three Bulldogs to advance to the finals. Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa) was fourth in 8.80 followed by Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) in seventh at 9.08. Hill later won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.57.In the men’s hurdles, sophomore Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 37.87 to shatter the facility record in his home state. He also finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.35.”The team setting two facility records in our first meet tells us that we’re in a good place with this team,” Kaiser-Brown said.Senior Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Colo.) opened up his final indoor season by winning the high jump at 6-8. Freshman Forest Moses cleared 6-6 to finish third.The men’s team’s sprinters also opened the season with strong performances as Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) was third in the 60 meters (6.90) and second in the 200 meters (22.20). MVC Champion hurdler Kai Asberry (Carrollton, Texas) was third in the 300 meters with a time of 34.89.The Bulldogs had two competitors in the multi-events with Danielle Griesbaum and Tyler Zak finishing third in the pentathlon and heptathlon, respectively.”Danielle and Tyler really kicked off the first day of competition with tremendous efforts in their first pentathlon and heptathlon,” Kaiser-Brown said.The Bulldogs will have more than a month until their next competition as the team continues training. The team returns to action following winter break at the Holiday Inn Invite in Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 15-16. SDSU Holiday InviteBrookings, S.D. – Dec. 4-5, 2015Drake Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)6. Rai Ahmed-Green, 7.95 200 Meters4. Mary Young, 25.729. Destani Welch, 26.77300 Meters1. Rai Ahmed Green, 39.985. Kaylen Rettig, 42.17600 Meters5. Kayla Giuliano, 1:45.00800 Meters2. Shelby Varney, 2:35.141,000 Meters4. Elana Breitenbucher, 3:19.235. Samantha Nielsen, 3:31.21Mile3. Laura Gann, 5:21.5860-Meter Hurdles (Finals)1. Mary Young, 8.594. Destani Welch, 8.807. Virginia Hill, 9.1560-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)1. Mary Young, 8.605. Destani Welch, 8.897. Virginia Hill, 9.0811. Victoria Coombe, 9.35300-Meter Hurdles1. Virginia Hill, 43.577. Victoria Coombe, 46.61 4×400-Meter Relay2. Hill, Ahmed-Green, Young, Rettig, 3:52.129. Coombe, Gann, Knight, Giuliano, 4:12.38High Jump2. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-57. Taylor Patton, 5-1Pole Vault5. Christina LeMunyon, 10-610. Kathryn Ambrose,Long Jump2. Kayla Bell, 18-5.753. Taryn Rolle, 18-5.25Triple Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 40-8.253. Kayla Bell, 39-1.75Shot Put19. Danielle Griesbaum, 27-6Pentathlon3. Danielle Griesbaum, 3,170SDSU Holiday InviteBrookings, S.D. – Dec. 4-5, 2015Drake Men’s Results60 Meters (Finals)3. Pierce Vincent, 6.9060 Meters (Prelims)2. Pierce Vincent, 6.959. Kai Asberry, 7.0711. Aaron Chier, 7.0930. Nihad Ejubovic, 7.51 200 Meters2. Pierce Vincent, 22.206. Aaron Chier, 22.59300 Meters3. Kai Asberry, 34.8911. Blair Barrow, 36.0316. Nihad Ejubovic, 37.53Mile3. James Saxton, 4:21.074. George Webb, 4:25.4010. John Freeman, 4:38.5860-Meter Hurdles (Finals)5. Hudson Priebe, 8.356. Dominic Lombardi, 8.6160-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)6. Hudson Priebe, 8.427. Dominic Lombardi, 8.69300-Meter Hurdles1. Hudson Priebe, 37.876. Dominic Lombardi, 40.344×400-Meter Relay2. Asberry, Barrow, Priebe, Van Leersum, 3:20.5911. Webb, Saxton, Erickson, Lombardi, 3:29.79High Jump1. Ryan Cook, 6-83. Forest Moses, 6-6Long Jump8. Ethan Turner, 20-11.75Triple Jump6. Ethan Turner, 45-1.57. Sean Buczek, 44-0Shot Put19. Michael Dolan, 38-0.7520. A.J. Erb, 37-8Discus7. Michael Dolan, 133-214. A.J. Erb, 94-5Weight Throw18. Michael Dolan, 44-5Heptathlon3. Tyler Zak, 3,998 Print Friendly Version
Revelers flocked to Marble Hill for the annual New Year’s Day swim. There were even a few of Santa’s helpers still hanging around ready for a dip.All pictures by kind courtesy of Tony Nee. WAVES OF FUN AT MARBLE HILL NEW YEAR SWIM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 2nd, 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:Marble Hill New Years Day SwimTony Nee
A new survey of littering at Ireland’s rivers, beaches and harbours has found that two areas of Donegal are not up to European standards. Irish Business Against Litter’s survey by An Taisce found that Killybegs was ‘Moderately Littered’ and Bundoran was ‘Littered’.This is the first nationwide survey of Ireland’s coasts and waterways to be carried out for IBAL. The study found that only four out of 50 sites examined were clean to European standards. Forty per cent of Ireland’s rivers, beaches and harbours were found to be littered or heavily littered. Salthill in Galway was the only beach on the list found to be clean to European norms.In the report, Killybegs was described as having a mix of good litter-free and poor littered areas. Much of the litter present was along the rock armour, with marine litter and food related items and occasional items like traffic cones, plasters and gloves littering the area.In Bundoran, the litter was related to fishermen with broken / dumped items. All other areas within the survey site had small scatterings of litter. Non-food items included street cones and discarded car tyres.The survey reported that one of the successful tourism initiatives ever undertaken in Ireland – the creation of the Wild Atlantic Way – could be undermined by the levels of litter found at the route’s scenic spots. Conor Horgan of IBAL said “Sadly, accumulations of litter in and around our waterways are a common sight in Ireland and this is borne out by these disappointing results.”“If we can call our towns clean, we cannot say the same for the areas around our beaches and rivers. It took almost ten years of naming and shaming for local authorities to get to grips with litter in our towns. IBAL has set about pushing for a similar turnabout in respect of coastal areas and waterways.”Traffic cones, tyres and marine litter tainting Bundoran and Killybegs beauty spots was last modified: August 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)