Smith backs Slater to return sooner rather than later

first_imgThough Slater himself revealed less than a month ago he was no certainty to return, Smith is very confident his fullback will be back.”The good news is Billy Slater will play this year,” Smith told The Courier-Mail.”I don’t have an exact date, but it will be earlier rather than later — the good thing is that the fans will see Billy Slater back on the field again.”The coaches as far as I know haven’t put any pressure on him to be fit for round one, we’d love him to be there but if he feels he’s not right to go, it’s his decision.”Having played club and representative rugby league with Slater, Smith is hoping for a successful reunion.”I’ve got my fingers crossed that Billy can get back to the way he can play and the way he wants to play.”It’s exciting for all of us as teammates and the fans of rugby league to see Billy coming back to his best.”When Billy was at his peak doing his thing, there wasn’t a better sight in rugby league, he always gave you a sense something would happen.”I hope he can stay healthy and play out the whole season.”Storm coach Craig Bellamy was a little more conservative in his view of Slater’s potential return but does think it’s on the cards.“I’m pretty sure he won’t be playing the first couple of rounds,” Bellamy said.“We’ve waited a long time and we’re not going to take any risks on him physically or mentally.”We definitely think we can see a light at the end of the tunnel now.”last_img read more

There are inventions that change our lives and then there are these …

first_imgInventors have existed for centuries; people who find a problem or an annoying situation, have put to work to create an invention that solves this problem. It can already be something as easy as putting a stick on a candy, or something as complex as a printing press so you don’t have to copy hundreds of books by hand.As time passes, the number of inventions in the world is much greater and it seems almost impossible that any more could appear. However, creativity and need are things that will never disappear. Not all inventions may be so popular or practical, but there will always be people who make creations that somehow help the world. A good example of this is Matty Benedetto. This young man has become an expert when it comes to creating the most absurd inventions. A few days ago he published in the Instagram account Unnecessaryinventions, or “unnecessary inventions” in Spanish, his own version of the classic pants we all know. These pants, unlike the normal ones, have a XXL pocket that covers the entire back. Image: iStock Creativity and need are things that will never disappearA user becomes an expert by creating “unnecessary” inventionslast_img read more

Simeon Freeman Warns Against Electing Greedy Politicians

first_imgMPC standard bearer, businessman Simeon Freeman Opposition politician Simeon Freeman has signalled the danger in electing “old and greedy politicians with a history of exploiting the system to enrich themselves and their families.”Mr. Freeman is a businessman and leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) political party that participated in the 2011 Legislative and Presidential Elections.Addressing scores of citizens in Salala District, Bong County, over the weekend, Mr. Freeman urged the electorate to refuse to be carried away by empty talk from old politicians still hanging around. Some of such individuals Mr. Freeman explained, have always lived in luxury at the expense of the masses.“People that worked for government have shown you their work over the years. They have shown that without a government job, they cannot survive. When they need your votes, they will go everywhere with you; they even allow you sometimes to enter their bedrooms. They answer every call when they want your votes.But, after winning the election, they become too busy people to meet those that voted them in and those things they promised along the way, change automatically.I say, Bong County, shine your eyes on those you vote for in these elections, Mr. Freeman intoned.The MPC political leader warned that electing the same ‘old politicians’ is a clear indication that the system will remain the same while a majority of the people suffer at the hands of bad governance.“Putting the same people back in power will be an opportunity for their children to prosper at the detriment of the masses. You shouldn’t be the ones giving their children these opportunities when your children should also benefit from the national cake,” he pointed out.The businessman turn politician made these assertions when he graced the adoption of SASAFU constitution and membership drive program.SASAFU is an organization that brings together three districts in Lower Bong County for the purpose of fostering development in those regions.Mr. Freeman then committed L$125,000 towards the sustainability of the organization; he promised to provide stationeries for the organization’s offices.He called on the leadership of the organization to rotate SASAFU meetings in the three districts in order to show unity and the people’s participation in activities of the organization.SASAFU should have sub-offices in all three districts, Freeman said.The organization is being tipped as a force to be reckoned with in selecting public officials for the county, in an upcoming Special Senatorial Election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers first game is October 27th versus Dawson Creek

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers schedule was released Tuesday morning.The Flyers will play 11 games at home and 11 games on the road consisting of one game versus none divisional teams including Manning, Fahler, Grimshaw, High Prairie and Valleyview. They will see Spirit River five times while Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek will clash with the Flyers six times.The team is currently in pre-season mode and still has some roster cuts to make before the end of October. General Manager Lee Hartman said, “The majority of our team is returning players from last year. We will have a finalized team by October 25th.” The Flyers will play two exhibition games against Kelowna on October 21st and 22nd.  The Saturday night tilt will be at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday game starts at 12:30 p.m. Hartman said, “This gives us a chance to play a team that we never have before. I will be a good test for the players and for Andrew Leriger who is returning as the head coach.”- Advertisement -The Flyers season opener is October 27th when they welcome Dawson Creek to the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Essequibo storm past Georgetown on heroics from Beaton, Savory

first_imgSBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50-over franchise cricket tourney…By Brandon CorletteDefending champions of the SBF Petroleum/CGI Jaguars 50-over Franchise cricket tournament, Essequibo, began their title defense with a 122-run win over a star-studded Georgetown team in a match played at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground at Bourda yesterday.Team EssequiboIn pursuit of 222 to overhaul the Essequibo score, the Leon Johnson-led Georgetown team were shot out for a mere 99 runs scored in 26 overs, after Ronsford Beaton had rampaged through their innings with a haul of 5-18, augmented by Anthony Adams and Akinie Adams each taking two wickets.Ronsford Beaton took 5-18 against GeorgetownEssequibo’s tally of 221-9 was chiefly because of the chanceless innings of the elegant Kemol Savory, who contributed 81 from 112 balls as he led the charge. At one stage, the city side had reduced Essequibo to 63-5, but the partnership between Savory and Ronsford Beaton added 86 runs to rebuild the innings.Savory’s knock of 81 ended with he found Chris Barnwell at point off an Ashmead Nedd delivery. The innings of this left-handed number three batsman spanned 166 minutes and was decorated with six fours and two sixes. Beaton slammed 26, while Quinton Sampson scored 28 down the order.Ashmead Nedd got rid of the dangerous Kemol Savory (Brandon Corlette photos)Bowling for Georgetown, Qumar Torrington snatched 3-64 in 10 overs, while Paul Wintz, Steven Jacobs and Ashmead Nedd each took two wickets.In reply, Georgetown lost Raymond Perez (06), Robin Bacchus (00), Winston Forrester (04), Leon Johnson (23), and Barnwell (00) in quick succession, before Joshua Persaud scored 26. Jacobs, who was caught down the leg-side for 24, was the final Demerara wicket to fall.West Berbice demolish East CoastThe Gudakesh Motie-led West Berbice franchise destroyed the East Coast boys by 10 wickets in a match played at Lusignan. Batting first, East Coast were rattled out for 53 in 22 overs, with only Alphius Bookie who scored 15 reaching double figures. Between themselves, Motie and Kevin Sinclair shared six wickets.Paul Wintz celebrating a wicket with Robin Bacchus and Leon JohnsonPremier left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie grabbed 3-15 in six majestic overs, which included one maiden; while the right-arm off-spinner Kevin Sinclair grabbed 3-16 in six overs that included one maiden.Sinclair also smashed an unbeaten 36 that included two fours and two sixes, while his opening partner Leon Andrews supported with 14 not out as the West Berbice team ended victorious on 54-0 in 11.5 overs.Lower Corentyne defeat East BankLower Corentyne defeated East Bank by 38 runs via the DLS method in a match played at the historic Albion Community Centre Ground. Batting first, Lower Corentyne scored 170 all out in 41.1 overs on the back of Jonathan Foo’s 83, even as Trevon France took 4-25 in 10 overs.Nial Smith bagged four wickets for Lower CorentyneIn reply, East Bank scored 112-8 in 27.3 overs, with Vishaul Singh scoring an unbeaten 38 while Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed scored 24.Impressive paceman Nial Smith continued his brilliant run of form with figures of 4-48, while Junior Sinclair took 2-22 in 7.3 overs.In the other match played at Port Mourant, West Demerara won by nine wickets as they successfully chased down Upper Corentyne’s 124. Alex Algoo scored 63 for the Corentyne-based franchise, while Tavon Hector took 3-12 for West Demerara.In reply, Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored a solid 46 to lead his team to a 9-wicket win.The matches will continue tomorrow (Tuesday) with Upper Corentyne meeting Essequibo at Everest, Georgetown meeting West Demerara at Tuschen, East Bank playing West Berbice at Bush Lot, and Lower Corentyne and East Coast engaging each other at Enmore.last_img read more

COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WELLA PRO STYE IRON WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING

first_imgThe Wella Professional Style IronGuess What? We no longer stock or use GHD’s at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing salon?Why? Because we have found a product that gives a better finish, is easier to use and most importantly is amazing value at just €90!We are so impressed with the Wella Pro Style Iron that we just had to tell you about it! 
We were the first Salon in the North West to use GHD and we are now the first Salon in the North West to endorse the Wella Pro Iron, with such a high quality product at a fraction of the price- What’s not to love?We are also delighted to be giving Donegal Daily readers the chance to win a Wella Pro Style Iron of their very own!For more information on how to win click here: http://www.patrickgildea.ie/win-wella-pro/Patrick Gildea’s new salon.COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WELLA PRO STYE IRON WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: June 30th, 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN MINORS BEAT CARNDONAGH

first_imgCLUB CHAMPIONSHIPMalin have been drawn in the same group as Glenswilly, Gaoth Dobhair and Sean MacCumhaills in the Radio Na Gaeltachta Senior Championship. ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEMalin won their first game in the Ulster senior league last weekend against Eglish on a scoreline of Malin 2-11 Eglish 1-10. The Malin team and scorers were: Declan Lafferty, Connor McColgan, Kieran McColgan, Michael McLaughlin, James Gallagher, Damien Harkin (0-01), Gary Collins, Anthony Kelly (0-01), Niall McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Dan McDaid (1-04), Paul McLaughlin (0-01), Brendan McLaughlin (1-03), Conor Byrne (0-01), Gary Farren. Subs used Aidan Bambrick for James Gallagher and Stephen Doherty for Conor Byrne. The seniors are away to Bryansford in County Down next weekend.MINORS BEAT CARN Malin minors won their local derby against Carndonagh on Saturday in an entertaining and hard fought game. Best for Malin on the day were Peter Doherty and Ryan Doherty who were solid in the fullback line, Connor McColgan had a great game at centre back and the young midfield pairing of Ciaran Doherty and Cormac Cullinan more than held their own and with four out of the six forwards scoring the Malin forward unit looked good.Malin team and scorers: Callum Doherty, Conor Kelly, Peter Doherty, Ryan Doherty, Jonathan McLaughlin, Connor McColgan, Aidan Bambrick, Ciaran Doherty, Cormac Cullinan, Dan McGonagle, Christopher Doherty (0-02), Conor McGeogeghan (0-02), Aran McLaughlin, Danny McCarron (1-02) and Christopher McLaughlin(0-03). Subs Used: Lee McDaid for Dan McGonagle (10 mins), Daniel Houghton (1-00) for Conor Kelly (25 mins), Jordan McLaughlin for Aran McLaughlin (45 mins). Next up for Patrick Collins’ side is an away game against Moville on Friday the 6th at 7.00pm.MALIN LADIESThe senior ladies started their league campaign last weekend and were defeated away to Urris. The ladies play at home next Sunday at 11.00 against Urris again, all support welcomeCLUB MEMBERSHIPClub membership will be collected in the club house on a Sunday morning from 11am – 1pm from now until end of March. No membership will be accepted after the 31st of March. No one other than fully paid up club members for 2015 will be considered for all Ireland tickets. The cost of club membership is €20 per non-playing adult and €2 for non-playing child.TEXAM HOLD’ EM Malin senior players are running a poker tournament fundraiser upstairs in the clubhouse on Friday 13th of March. The tournament format is a €50 freeze out and €10 registration fee with 15,000 starting stack blinds, 25/50 increasing every twenty minutes. Registration is from 8.00 with a 9.00 sharp start, refreshments will be served. Please contact Finbar Collins on 0863182844 or any senior or reserve player for more details. All poker enthusiasts welcome!STRICTLY COME DANCINGMalin GAA will host a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in aid of our underage teams on Easter Sunday Night the 5th of April at 8.00pm in the Plaza, Buncrana. This is guaranteed to be a great nights craic with some club stalwarts, members and local stars taking to the dancefloor.This is one night you will not want to miss. Tickets will be available soon with high demand expected so save the date and keep up to date with the progress of our dancers and ticket information on Facebook.ST PATRICK’S DAY BIG BREAKFAST Malin ladies are running a Big Breakfast on St. Patrick’s day from 9.30 – 2.00 upstairs in the club house. This is a major fundraiser for our Ladies teams so come along and support the girls and enjoy a good breakfast to set you up for the day.TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30
U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €850. Sequence drawn was2-6-5-7-3-4-1 . €50 winner was Conor Byrne, Beaugh . The €20 seller prize went to Christopher McLaughlin, Aughaclay. Next week’s jackpot is €900.CLUB SHOPThe 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 has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts,hats and much more club merchandice.CONGRATULATIONSFinally the club would like to congratulate former captain Paul Doherty (B.D) and his partner Michelle on the birth of their baby daughter Ciara.GAA NEWS: MALIN MINORS BEAT CARNDONAGH was last modified: March 2nd, 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:Malin GAA noteslast_img read more

SADNESS AS COLEMAN FAILS TO MAKE EURO SQUAD – BUT HE IS ON STANDBY

first_imgThere has been mixed emotion for Donegal soccer star Seamus Coleman following the announcement of the Irish soccer squad for this summer’s European Championships.The Killbegs man has not been named in Giovanni Trapatonni’s 23 panel for the tournament.However he has been named as one of five ‘stand-bys’ in case of the squad are forced to pull out. As expected both Shay Given and Aidan McGeady have been named in the panel.James McCarthy, another player with strong Donegal connections, will not travel to the tournament.The players is unavailable after it was revealed that his father is undergoing treatment for cancer.James, whose grandfather was from Gaoth Dobhair, grew up in a strong Donegal-connected community in Glasgow. The Wigan Athletic player is one of the most exciting players in the English Premier League.Trap commented on James McCarthy’s exclusion: “Last week he called me and he told me what is happening with his family. I said ‘I am very sorry’ but he has decided to remain at home.”Trap said: “It has not been easy choosing 23 players because we have many other very good players who deserve to be here. I have said already James McCarthy for example. I have spoken with all the players on the standby list and those who are not taking part in the campaign.”James McCarthy spoke of his pride in his family connections in a statement later.He said: “I have made the very difficult decision to withdraw my name from selection from the Euro 2012 squad following the diagnosis of my father with cancer and an ongoing requirement for treatment. “I have discussed this with the manager. He was very understanding and I thank him sincerely for that.“I take this opportunity to re-affirm my complete commitment to playing for the Republic of Ireland.“It is a huge honour and source of great pride for me and my family.“Despite not being present, I would like to wish the mannager and my team-mates every success at the tournament and hope that Irish fans can understand the reason for my decision at this difficult time.” Former Derry City star James McClean of Sunderland said: “Absolutley honoured and could not be happier to have been call up to represnt my country at the European Championships. No better feeling.”The full squad is: Given, Westwood, Forde, Dunne, O’Shea, St.Ledger, O’Dea, Ward, Kelly, Foley, Whelan, Gibson, Andrews, Fahey, Duff, McGeady, Hunt, McClean, Keane, Doyle, Cox, Long, Walters.Standby: Randolph, McShane, Green, Coleman, KeoghSADNESS AS COLEMAN FAILS TO MAKE EURO SQUAD – BUT HE IS ON STANDBY was last modified: May 7th, 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)last_img read more

SWILLY DRIVE GATHERING ‘MOMENTUM’ BY OFFERING LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FREE TRAINING

first_imgGerard Lynch presents information on the Driving and Transport Management Courses.Michelle Doherty explains the Surf Instructor and Lifeguarding Course.OVER THREE HUNDRED people showed up at the Swilly Group building today to learn about the range of FREE Momentum Training and Job activation programmes starting in November.In an extremely well organised event, a series of presentations were made by Swilly Group staff to hundreds of Long Term Unemployed who were invited to the event by the Department of Social Protection.The presentations provided information on the content and support available on the different programmes and how interested parties can register for participation. The Swilly Group will provide a range of programmes in areas such as Bus and Truck Driving, Warehousing and Transport Management, Childcare, Hospitality and Surf Instruction and Lifeguarding.The courses are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.They are funded by the Government under Momentum and involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment.Karl Sweeney, Director of Training at the Swilly Group told Donegal Daily, “At the start of 2014, we visited and talked to a lot of employers, and their representative groups across a range of industry sectors. “We discussed their future employment needs and the skills they wanted in new employees.“We designed our momentum programmes to meet the needs of these employers.“This inclusive approach will increase the chances of securing work placement and full time employment for graduates from our different programmes.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment.A second information day will take place at the Swilly Group Building today with presentations taking place at 10am and 2pm. Anyone interested in attending is invited to show up at the Swilly Group building at either of these times.A number of staff will be on hand to answer all questions and queries.Alternatively, to find out more about any of the Swilly Group Momentum programmes, visit the website at www.swillygroup.com or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE GATHERING ‘MOMENTUM’ BY OFFERING LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FREE TRAINING was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:BusinessfreeLong-term unemployedMomentumnewsProgrammesSwilly Drivetraininglast_img read more

Lancaster’s annual yuletide parade scheduled for today

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The theme is “An Old Fashion Yuletide Celebration.” The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Lancaster Boulevard at 10th Street West. The parade will roll west along Lancaster Boulevard to Division Street. Lancaster’s downtown holiday season started Friday night with the annual Hospitality Walk, during which the boulevard was closed to traffic to make room for hayrides, carolers and other entertainment. Christmas trees in front of businesses were decorated by local schoolchildren and will be given to needy local families. In Rosamond, some 30 illuminated floats, vehicles and other entries will take part tonight in the annual Parade of Lights. LANCASTER – Despite Friday’s rain, mostly sunny skies are predicted in time for Lancaster’s annual Christmas parade today through downtown. More than 150 entries are registered, including more than two dozen marching bands. “We’re supposed to be having a sunny day … It’s going to be a fantastic parade. It’s one of the largest we’ve had in a long time,” said Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce President Steve Malicott. The parade will feature floats created by local businesses, churches and other organizations; car clubs in classic or customized vehicles; drill teams; marching youth groups; bands; and Santa Claus, at the end. Rosamond’s parade will start at 6 p.m. today on Diamond Street, south of Rosamond Boulevard. Entertainment will start at 5:30 p.m. 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