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  • Value-added products being explored for coconut industry

    first_imgThe Head of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is of the view that the coconut can be consumed in a variety of ways apart from coconut water, milk, oil and flakes — all ways of which Guyanese are already familiar.Chief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauth, has told the Regional Democratic Councillors (RDC) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) that the budding coconut industry can be a major contributor to economic development of the region through the development of more coconut-based products; because, as he highlighted, every part of the coconut can be used for one purpose or another.He explained that even as NAREI continues to carry out research exercises on the coconut, it has been found that even the coconut coir dust can be used as aChief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauthpotting mixture for better germination of coconut seeds.Coconut coir dust — also known as coco peat, coir waste, or fibre dust — consists of short, spongy fibres and dust which are the by-product in the processing of husk to coir fibre.“We have been talking to investors about utilising every part of the coconut. We have persons right now doing it on a small scale, utilising that part of the coconut as a soil enhancer. We have started to do work on it — the dust, as you call it – (using) it as a potting mixture. What we found is that germinating coconut seeds using that potting mixture (could get you) 100% germination,” Dr Homenauth is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.“We are looking at coconuts as more of an industry, and not just a commodity, a single commodity,” he added. In this regard, Dr Homenauth disclosed, NAREI is encouraging farmers to also consider intercropping.Intercropping is the companion planting method of growing one crop alongside another crop. The purpose of intercropping is to increase yields by doubling up on available growing space. Intercropping creates biodiversity, which attracts a variety of beneficial and predatory insects; which isn’t possible with monoculture gardening.Intercropping is recommended to farmers now entering the coconut industry. According to Dr. Homenauth, it can take as little as approximately eighteen months for the coconut to germinate, grow, develop, and be ready for harvesting.“Coconuts take about 18 months to a maximum of three years before you can get any returns from investing in coconuts. That is why we are looking at intercropping throughout the country,” he explained.He further noted that before going into the coconut industry, farmers should at least have an identified market. This would determine the scale at which they farm coconuts. They should also consider diversifying the product line of coconuts, he advised. “We are also looking at value-addition. We know about the virgin coconut oil, we know about some very nice coconut water and some other things that they are doing, and now they are having extra virgin coconut oil,” he declared.last_img read more

  • Guyoil profits plummeted in 2017– report

    first_imgThe Guyana Oil company (Guyoil) has recorded reduced profits for last year compared to previous years, as the company’s earnings from motor gasoline is on a downward slide, to which efforts are being made to arrest.This was according to the company’s 2017 Annual report which was recently laid in the National Assembly. According to the report, the company recorded a gross profit of $4.7 billion for 2017. Its net profit, after tax, was $1.8 billion.All of this is a decrease from 2016 when its gross profit was a significantly higher $6 billion and its net profit after tax was $2.6 billion. This means its gross profit decreased by 20.76 per cent and its net profit by 29.13 per cent. In the report, Guyoil explained why this happened.“The major contributory factor was the performance of motor gasoline, which accounted for 58 per cent of revenues in 2017. Gasoline sales and the associated gross profit both declined by 4.67 per cent and 21.5 per cent respectively in 2017 as compared to 2016,” the report stated.While profits are down, the company’s total revenue for the year has increased to $35.2 billion, as compared to $31.9 billion in 2016. This, the report notes, is an increase of $3.3 billion or 10.394 per cent.“During 2017, Guyoil lost market share with respect to its flagship product, motor gasoline. Efforts have to be made in 2018 to arrest this decline,” the report states, adding that “the company’s drive to expand its market share for fuel and lubricants dictated an aggressive posture.”According to Guyoil, there was a deliberate emphasis on aggressive pricing strategies, as well as continuous staff training and development initiatives. The company noted that the environmentally friendly Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) was introduced to local markets. However, it acknowledged that there is a need for general improvements to customer service.Questions about Guyoil’s financial performance have been raised before. When Finance Minister Winston Jordan had previously said that Guyoil lost market share in 2017 owing to its performance, questions were raised about the facts he presented when a former high-ranking official at the State agency had denied this.Eric Whaul, who worked at Guyoil as its Sales and Marketing Manager until his services came to a sudden end earlier this year, worked at the State entity throughout the 2017 fiscal year. Questioning the data being fed to Jordan, Whaul had revealed to Guyana Times in an interview that the entity sold 23,000 more barrels of fuel in 2017 when compared to its sales in 2016. Whaul officially took over the portfolio of Sales and Marketing Manager in May 2016.“Guyoil did not lose market share in 2017,” he had insisted. “In 2017, Guyoil Aviation Services Inc sold 34,500 barrels aviation fuel above its 2017 budget and more than what it sold in 2016.” He added, “In 2017, Guyoil sold 145,000 litres lubricant more than what it sold in 2016.”“In 2017, Guyoil surpassed its budgeted after-tax profit. Guyoil revised its after-tax profit upwards in 2017 to $1.89 billion and we achieved $1.85 billion. Guyoil was 4700 barrels ahead of its 2018 Budget at the end of February 2018.”While he acknowledged that Guyoil fell short on its budgeted volumes in 2017, Whaul pointed out that the entity exceeded its original budgeted after-tax profit. However, the marketing specialist noted that the business climate has not been a productive one.“It is no secret that companies were complaining all year about the decrease in business, and in September 2017, the numbers showed that reported fuel imports were down by over four per cent. In fact, in that same printed article, growth rate for 2017 was reported at 2.1 per cent against projected growth of 3.9 per cent.”The company’s books were audited by Chartered Accountants PKF Barcellos Narine and Company, on behalf of the Audit Office of Guyana. Auditor General Deodat Sharma has said that the consolidated financial statements are an accurate reflection of Guyoil’s finances at 2017 yearend.Meanwhile, the company declared final dividends of $1.2 billion for 2017. The company’s capital expenditure for the year amounted to $777.5 million. This includes $457.7 million on construction works, $256.1 million on motor vehicles, $30.5 million on office furniture and fittings, $13.1 million on machinery and equipment and $19.9 million.Industrial relationsFinances aside, Guyoil reported that its industrial relations remained stable throughout the year. It pointed to the 2-10 per cent across the board salary increases it gave its employees retroactive to January, in accordance with Government salary increases. In addition, an annual incentive bonus of four weeks was paid to employees.“Training continues to be an integral part of the company’s management strategy. Staff attended training seminars on supervisory management, customer service and occupational Health and safety, HIV.”“Customer sales representatives attended seminars on customer service, marketing and product knowledge. During the year, some 3,960 man hours of in-house and external training were conducted,” the company added.last_img read more

  • Airport Sub residents asked not to use water

    first_imgThe Peace River Regional District is asking residents in the Fort St. John Airport subdivision not to use water.The District says the current rainfall has caused the ground to become saturated and the water is draining into the City sewer system.The District is asking residents not to use water unless absolutely necessary.- Advertisement –last_img

  • Crowding could spark major prison rioting, court told

    first_imgSACRAMENTO – Overcrowding is fueling violence inside California’s prisons and creating an atmosphere primed for a major riot, a state attorney said Friday during court arguments over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to send prisoners to other states. As an example, Deputy Attorney General Vickie Whitney cited a Dec. 30 brawl by hundreds of inmates at the California Institution for Men in Chino that injured more than 50 inmates. “It’s because of very crowded situations, and it’s a miracle that something more dangerous hasn’t occurred that’s going to imperil not only correctional officers but inmates and the public,” Whitney told reporters after the court hearing. Severe overcrowding prompted Schwarzenegger to declare an emergency in October and order thousands of inmates to be transferred to private prisons in other states. Two state employee unions, including the one representing prison guards, challenged the order on two points. They said it violates the Emergency Powers Act and a provision in the state constitution that prohibits using private companies for jobs usually performed by state workers. Union attorney Gregg Adams said state law reserves emergency declarations for unforeseen disasters that overwhelm local authorities. It should not be used to address predictable situations such as crowding in prisons, he said. “It makes no sense to me that an illegality can be justified by a danger to the public,” he said. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Gail Ohanesian said Schwarzenegger’s declaration might have overstepped state law but delayed a decision in the case. The judge said she will consider whether the public safety threat outweighs any harm to the unions. The prison guards and the Service Employees International Union filed suit in October, after the state entered no-bid contracts with two companies that operate private prisons. State prison officials hoped that 2,260 inmates would volunteer for the transfers, but the response was far less than they had hoped. Just 460 inmates took the offer. In response, Corrections Secretary James Tilton announced earlier this month that California will begin forcing transfers. The state hopes to move up to 5,000 inmates to private prisons in Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • STOKE BLOW! Key man ruled out of Liverpool clash

    first_img Ryan Shawcross 1 Stoke boss Mark Hughes has revealed captain Ryan Shawcross is facing up to four weeks on the sidelines.The defender came off in the first half of Saturday’s 3-0  defeat to Premier League leaders Leicester, and Potters boss Hughes has confirmed he suffered soft muscle damage.It means he will miss Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool at Anfield.Giving an update on the centre-back Hughes told a press conference: “Thankfully it is not a recurrence of the back injury which required surgery [over the summer] so that is a positive.“Unfortunately, the negative is that he has soft muscle damage and at the moment it is looking like it will probably be three to four weeks I would think.”Since Shawcross made his return in October from a back operation, Stoke have lost only five times in all competitions.Hughes added: “It is a blow to us because since Ryan came back into the team, we’ve been on a good run.“It was certainly detrimental to our performance on Saturday.”last_img read more

  • GAA – ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS

    first_imgGAA RESULTS – COUNTY DONEGALBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Apr-2013 CLG Na Cealla Beaga 0 – 8 1 – 11 St Michael’s McDevitt ParkMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Burt 4 – 9 1 – 7 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin Hibernian Park McGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 2 – 10 1 – 7 Termon The BanksBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 8 1 – 10 Málainn/Malin Gweedore21-Apr-2013 Ardara 0 – 9 2 – 7 Kilcar ArdaraMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Apr-2013 Gleann Fhinne 3 – 7 1 – 8 Buncrana GlenfinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 St Eunans 4 – 11 0 – 5 Four Masters St Eunan’sMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 11 0 – 8 Cloughaneely GlenswillyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Killybegs 0 – 12 0 – 10 St Michaels Eamonn Byrne Memorial ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Naomh Muire 0 – 9 1 – 4 Termon The BanksBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 St Eunans 3 – 5 3 – 3 Four Masters St Eunan’s21-Apr-2013 Ardara 1 – 4 1 – 8 Kilcar Ardara21-Apr-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 2 – 9 0 – 3 Malin GweedoreMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Burt 0 – 15 2 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin Hibernian ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Apr-2013 Gleann Fhinne 3 – 11 0 – 9 Buncrana GlenfinMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Pettigo 0 – 3 2 – 18 Milford PettigoCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Red Hughs 1 – 11 1 – 9 CLG Carndomhnaigh Monellan Park20-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 2 – 6 1 – 11 Naomh Columba Father Tierney ParkMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 2 – 9 0 – 9 Na Rossa Letterkenny GaelsCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Naomh Brid 3 – 13 0 – 4 Naomh Pádraig Leifear Naomh BrdMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Naomh Ultan 1 – 9 1 – 14 Moville Naomh UltanMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 3 – 12 0 – 4 Na Rossa Letterkenny GaelsCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Downings 1 – 5 0 – 8 Fanad Gaels Pairc Na nDunaibh20-Apr-2013 Naomh Brid 0 – 14 1 – 9 Naomh Padraig Leifear Naomh BrdMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Naomh Ultan 3 – 24 0 – 1 Moville Naomh UltanCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh 1 – 10 1 – 9 Naomh Columba Father Tierney Park20-Apr-2013 Red Hughs 2 – 6 1 – 4 Carndonagh Monellan Park20-Apr-2013 St Nauls 0 – 7 1 – 12 Naomh Colmcille Páirc Gearóid O’GallachóirBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 St Michael’s 1 – 11 1 – 4 Ardara St Michael’sCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment20-Apr-2013 Na Dúnaibh/Downings 0 – 2 0 – 13 Gaeil Fhánada Pairc Na nDunaibh20-Apr-2013 St Naul’s 2 – 10 1 – 9 Naomh Colmcille Páirc Gearóid O’GallachóirMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Gleann Fhinne 1 – 7 0 – 9 Naomh Muire GlenfinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Four Masters 0 – 6 0 – 4 CLG Na Cealla Beaga Four MastersMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Realt na Mara G.F.C 2 – 5 2 – 11 Glenswilly BundoranBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 4 – 7 1 – 10 Gaoth Dobhair Glenties Davy Brennan MemorialMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 1 – 10 0 – 12 An Clochán Liath CloughaneelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Málainn/Malin 0 – 11 2 – 10 St Eunans Connolly ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Sean Mac Cumhaill 1 – 9 0 – 10 Termon Sean Mac CumhaillSenior Hurling LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Apr-2013 Sean Mac Cumhaill 0 – 7 2 – 13 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s Sean Mac CumhaillDONEGAL NORTHMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 4 – 9 1 – 6 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Pairc Na nGael-LetterkennyU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Apr-2013 Cloughaneely 1 – 6 1 – 9 Glenswilly CloughaneelyU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Apr-2013 Red Hughs 1 – 1 4 – 20 Naomh Padraig Muff CrossroadsU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Milford 3 – 2 6 – 11 Letterkenny Gaels Moyle Park MilfordMinor League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Glenswilly 0 – 4 4 – 9 Termon Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Robert Emmets 7 – 9 1 – 3 St Eunans C Pairc EimeadU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Urris 2 – 10 4 – 3 Burt Urris-Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 St Michaels 0 1 – 5 Buncrana DunfanaghyU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Lifford CarndonaghU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 St Eunans B 2 – 11 3 – 7 Fanad Gaels O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Convoy 1 – 6 1 – 8 Sean MacCumhaills ConvoyU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Glenfin 7 – 9 4 – 11 Downings Pairce TaobhoigeMinor League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Malin 2 – 2 0 – 11 Carndonagh MalinDONEGAL SOUTHMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment19-Apr-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 0 – 11 2 – 9 Naomh Columba CLG Naomh Muire19-Apr-2013 Naomh Brid/Pettigo 1 – 1 3 – 18 Aodh Ruadh Naomh Brid/PettigoUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Apr-2013 Kilcar 3 – 12 3 – 9 Aodh Ruadh KilcarMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Apr-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 1 – 10 1 – 12 Aodh Ruadh CLG Naomh MuireUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 5 – 7 1 – 4 Naomh Brid Naomh Columba15-Apr-2013 Naomh Ultan 6 – 10 0 – 3 Ardara B Naomh UltanUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Naomh Naille 4 – 10 3 – 8 Kilcar Naomh Naille15-Apr-2013 Four Masters 0 – 10 7 – 11 Naomh Conaill Four Masters15-Apr-2013 Bundoran 3 – 3 6 – 16 Ardara BundoranMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 4 – 10 3 – 5 Naomh Brid/Pettigo Naomh ConnaillUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 1 – 5 0 – 9 Dungloe CLG Naomh MuireMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 5 2 – 11 Dungloe Naomh ColumbaUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Apr-2013 Four Masters B 1 – 3 6 – 16 Killybegs Four MastersGAA – ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: April 21st, 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:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more

  • GAA NEWS: MALIN U12’S EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER BURT

    first_imgMalin GAA News:ULSTER FINALLast tickets orders for the Ulster final between Donegal and Monaghan on Sunday 19th of July at 2.00pm must be with Elaine by Wednesday 8th of July on 0863902626. Best of luck to club player Declan Walsh on his return to the county panel.SUMMER CAMPSThe Malin Gaa annual summer camp will take place from Monday the 13th -17th of July. The camp is open to all 5-13 year olds, boys and girls. A bus will be provided for the week throughout the parish. Anyone who never got the leaflet at primary school or are looking for more information regarding the camp should contact Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679. Forms should be returned by now to Maria.UNDERAGE BOYS The under 12’s beat Burt on Tuesday in Connolly Park. They now play Urris on Tuesday night and a victory would see them through to the Gerry O’Neill final. Managers are reminded to contact Brendan on 0863777015 or Linda on 0863452769 with fixtures and results as well as notes for paper and facebook.LADIESOur ladies team are away next Sunday to Killybegs in the second round of the Championship at 11.00. The ladies won the first leg by 3-06 to 0-07 and will advance to the next round if they can gain another victory.UNDERAGE GIRLSThe under 12 girls have reached the Inishowen final on Sunday the 26th of July, this will be the curtain raiser to the Gerry O’Neill final. The final will be against either Buncrana or Urris and they will need to be at their very best to beat either of these two teams and push on after last years final defeat against Naomh Padraig and hopefully bring the cup back to Malin, Best of luck to all players and management and parents and club members are asked to come out and show their support. U8’s and U10’s have normal training next week.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1750,The numbers drawn were 3-2-4-6-7-1-5. The €50 was Eileen Byrne, Drumcarbit and the €20 sellers prize went to Patrick and Danny McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €1800.STRICTLY COME DANCING DVD’S AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SHOP Our recently very successful Strictly Come Dancing has been captured on DVD and there is a limited supply now available from our club shop priced €15.The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.GAA NEWS: MALIN U12’S EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER BURT was last modified: July 6th, 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more

  • Jonas Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

    first_img Print Friendly Version Jonas, a member of the Drake women’s basketball team, helped the Bulldogs defeat UNI, 88-79, in a double-overtime thriller at the McLeod Center last Friday. The win was the team’s 10th-straight and moved the Bulldogs into sole possession of first place in the MVC standings with a perfect 9-0 conference record. 2016-17 Drake MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekJan. 31 – Becca Jonas, Women’s BasketballJan. 23 – Caitlin Ingle, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Redd Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Becca Jonas , Women’s BasketballNov. 22 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryNov. 1 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryOct. 25 – James Wypych, Men’s SoccerOct. 4 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountrySept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, Men’s SoccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryAug. 30 – James Wypych, Men’s Soccer In that win, the team’s only game of the week, Jonas scored a team-high 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season and 12th in her career. Jonas, who missed the entire 2015-16 season due to injury, added a career-high six assists, three steals and two blocks in 40 minutes. Jonas is averaging 9.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting an MVC-high 60.4 percent. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University redshirt-sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company, the conference announced Tuesday, Jan. 31. To qualify for the honor, student-athlete must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period. Jonas’ honor is the second MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for her, the 12th by a Drake student-athlete this season and the third from a member of the Drake women’s basketball team. Jonas owns a 3.96 GPA as a digital media production major.last_img read more

  • CAF Confed Cup: Proline to face Malawi’s Masters Security Services

    first_imgProline will be taking part in their first continental engagement. (PHOTOS/Proline FC)CAF Confederation Cup 2019/2020Proline FC vs Masters Security Services FC1st Leg: 9th-11th August 20192nd Leg: 23rd-25th August 2019Uganda Cup holders Proline FC have been drawn to face Masters Security Services in the 2019/2020 CAF Confederations Cup.This was confirmed on Monday morning by the Confederations of African Football.Shafick Bisaso’s side will host the first leg of the preliminary round tie in Kampala between the 9th and 11th of August 2019.They will then travel to Lilongwe, Malawi where they will play the second leg between 23rd-25th of the same month (August).The winner between Proline and Masters over the two legs shall take on either Rwanda’s AS Kigali or KMC from Tanzania.At the draws of the Confederations Cup, it was announced that Salitas, Hassania Agadir, Djoliba, Enugu Rangers, CS Sfaxien, Zanako, RS Berkane, San Pedro, CNaPS and Bidvest Wits, had all received byes in the preliminary round of qualification.Last season, Uganda was represented by KCCA FC in the Confederations Cup.The Kasasiros powered past Tanzania’s Mtibwa Sugar 5-1 on aggregate in the first round before losing to Otoho 2-3 in the qualifying round. It was the same round that saw Vipers (demoted from the Champions League), lost 0-3 on aggregate to CS Sfaxien.Proline are taking part in their maiden continental engagement.What you need to know about the CAF Confederations CupThe CAF Confederation Cup, officially named Total CAF Confederation Cup, is an annual club Association football competition organised by the CAF since 2004.Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions.It is the second-tier competition of African club football, ranking below the CAF Champions League.The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the CAF Champions League in the following season’s CAF Super Cup.The domestic cup winners from all 55 CAF member associations are eligible to participate. The third-placed club in the domestic league of the top twelve (12) placed CAF member associations also qualify.Comments Tags: Bidvest WitsCAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupCNaPSCS SfaxienDjolibaEnugu RangersHassania AgadirKCCA FCMasters Security Services FCRS BerkaneSalitasSan Pedrotopvipers scZanakolast_img read more

  • Browns vs. Raiders: Five questions with opposing beat writer

    first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Checking in with longtime beat writer Tony Grossi, who covers the Cleveland Browns for ESPNCleveland.com and 850 WKNR SportsOhio:1. You’ve covered the Browns for a long time. What was your first impression of Baker Mayfield when he was drafted, and what about now after his performance against the Jets?Grossi: Honestly, I was deeply disappointed they drafted him. I was on record before and after the draft. I wanted Sam Darnold. …last_img read more