Pat Murrell, 80, Winfield: October 15, 1934 – Dec. 19, 2014

first_imgPat Murrell, 80, of Winfield, died on December 19, 2014 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford.Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Oxford Christian Church in Oxford.  Inurment will be in the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Oxford Christian Church or the donor’s choice. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.comPatrica Ann Jordan Murrell was born on October 15, 1934 in Grenola, Kansas the daughter of Willard Glenn and Vera Mae Barker Jordan. She was a 1952 graduate of Grenola High School. On January 4, 1953 she was united in marriage with Ralph Murrell. Pat worked in the office for Hittle Service for a number of years.  She served for 37 years in various roles with Girl Scouts, volunteered her services at both the library and Island Park Playground. Pat was also an active member of the Oxford Christian Church and enjoyed helping others.Surviving to honor her memory is her husband, Ralph of the home, daughter Pam Martin of Wichita, grandsons, Joshua Murrell and Jeremy Martin, great granddaughter Olivia Rose Murrell and step-granddaughters, Lori Martin Cox and husband Lloyd and Megan Martin, step great grandchildren, Jessica Cox, Taryn Cox, Cody Cox and Barrett Cox, sister Ethel Steward of Denver, CO, sister-in-laws, Cheryl Jordan, Betty Jordan and Morna Jordan.Preceding her in death are her parents, sister, Mary Mathis and brothers, Robert, Dick and Carl Jordan.last_img read more

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Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

first_imgStevin “Hedake” Smith and Isaac Burton Jr. admitted to shaving points — purposely holding the score down with mistakes or missed shots — for $20,000 per game. They were partly trying to erase a reported $10,000 gambling debt to a fellow student who also booked bets.Las Vegas bookmakers reported suspicious betting activity when gamblers placed about $900,000 in bets against Arizona State on a meaningless contest against Washington. The heavy betting caused sports books to change Arizona State from a 10 ½-point favorite to a 3-point favorite.“You might write $30,000 or $40,000 total on both sides of that game under normal conditions,” Jimmy Vaccaro, then-sports book director at Mirage Resorts, told The Associated Press. “We wrote $560,000 on that game. The people thought the fix was in and ended up blowing their money.”Scandals like that are rare, but sports book operators say other situations could raise red flags, such as a bettor refusing to show an ID when trying to place a bet, or attempting to place large bets without a prior history with a particular casino.Jay Kornegay, sports book director at the Westgate Las Vegas, said that in those instances, the books would look at what happened in that game, including suspicious plays and performances. If the oddsmakers think something is going on, they can refer it to regulators.OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATESLegal sports betting has been a part of the landscape abroad for years, and so have gambling-related scandals.Authorities have busted soccer match-fixing rings in Greece, Spain and eastern Europe in recent years. FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, recently banned a Ghanaian referee for life for his questionable calls during a World Cup qualifying game in 2016; in April, four South African match officials reported being offered $30,000 to fix an international club game in Nigeria.The sport most susceptible to match-fixing or manipulation, however, may be tennis. A report published in April by an independent panel found “betting-related corruption and other breaches of integrity have taken firm root” in the sport, particularly in the lower and middle levels of the men’s game.The report cited the sheer number of matches worldwide — 115,000, it estimated — many featuring little-known players and lax monitoring. It also pointed to a decision several years ago by pro tours to sell live scoring data, which created more opportunities for legal sports books to offer in-game wagering. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think so, and have argued for years that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully so far, a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring.Meanwhile, architects of New Jersey’s successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. They point to the Arizona State basketball point-shaving scandal in the 1990s, which was uncovered after legal bookmakers in Las Vegas noticed unusually large sums being wagered on Sun Devils games.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 ChrissYet the prospect of easy, legal access to sports gambling for athletes and others has many in sports concerned.“They’re going to create a bigger pool for more kids and for more money to get involved,” said Jamall Anderson, a running back on the 1996 Boston College football team whose players were found to have bet against their own team. “It’s really going to create a big mess, I think.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View comments While no players were alleged to have compromised their performances in games, Anderson — who was injured and did not play during the 1996 season — and other players incurred debts betting on other sports and tried to recoup their losses. Some bet against BC against Syracuse and star quarterback Donovan McNabb. Thirteen players were suspended.Rutgers athletic director Patrick Hobbs had a front-row seat to New Jersey’s successful challenge to the 1992 federal sports betting ban. Now, New Jersey sports books are prohibited from taking wagers on college games played in the state or involving schools from the state.With inside information being so key to betting markets, any tidbit — say, a student telling friends that his roommate, the star quarterback, just had a fight with his girlfriend — can take on greater significance.That highlights the need for more education, Hobbs said.“We’ll educate on a variety of scenarios and hypotheticals, and say, ‘Hey look, this may have sounded like an innocent question in the past, but now you have to be careful with that information,’” Hobbs said.CURRENT ENFORCEMENTProponents of legal sports gambling often point to Nevada as a model for effective monitoring. Sports betting has been legal in Las Vegas in some form since the 1930s.If regulators there are notified of suspicious betting activity, agents from the Nevada Gaming Control Board can open an investigation or work with federal and local authorities if it involves multiple jurisdictions.Karl Bennison, the board’s chief of enforcement, said board agents also meet and work with professional leagues, teams, the NCAA, conferences, universities and sports associations, including the International Olympic Committee, to discuss and educate athletes, coaches and others on integrity matters and illegal activity.Reports from oddsmakers in Las Vegas have played key roles in the uncovering of illegal sports betting schemes, including the case involving two Arizona State basketball players fixing four games during the 1993-94 season. “We continue to have concerns that wagering enhancements such as live in-game betting could present increased opportunities to profit from ‘spot fixing’ a contest as has been uncovered recently in a number of international sports leagues,” the study concluded.NCAA rules prohibit athletes, coaches and other athletic department employees from gambling on sports.Individual schools make sure athletes know the rules against gambling, sometimes bringing in law enforcement officials or former players to get the message across.Will it be enough as laws change?Legal sports gambling was the No. 1 topic for every conference meeting this spring, said Bob Vecchione, head of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics.“Do you remember back when you were 18 to 20 years of age?” said Vecchione, the Minnesota athletic director. “When people told you something, how much did it sink in? That’s what causes some sleepless nights.”NCAA officials have said they may consider adjusting rules to account for legal gambling but haven’t specified how.INSIDER BETSAnderson recounted his experiences in the Boston College football scandal in a 2016 book, “The Best Bet.” In a recent interview, he described a culture in which gambling was part of the daily routine.“You went to practice and you got your spreadsheet in the locker room,” he said. “It was nothing to sit there on the sidelines and say, ‘Who you got this week?’ That’s what you do. You’re playing football, watching ESPN, seeing other teams and you’re totally engaged. It was too easy.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img FILE – In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a sign advertising sports betting is displayed at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The architects of New Jersey’s successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)OCEANPORT, N.J. — It’s early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to reach 10 points and even promised two Team A starters a cut of the winnings.With dozens of states rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling, will fixed scenarios like the one above become more common?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Osaka victory tour stops at sumo match, and she liked it 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 In the four months since the report was issued, several men’s players have been suspended, two for life, and authorities in Belgium detained more than a dozen people on suspicion of fixing tennis matches.The suspensions grew out of investigations by the Tennis Integrity Unit, formed by the sport’s governing bodies in 2009.Joe Asher, chief executive of London-based bookmaker William Hill, said many scandals would stay in the shadows if bets are placed illegally.“The illegal bookie isn’t picking up the phone and calling the FBI, he’s just going to try to get on the same side of the bet,” Asher said. “So that’s the difference between the black market and the legal market that exists today.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil TARGETING COLLEGE ATHLETESCollege athletes are generally considered easier to convince than pros to influence games. Two reasons: they are younger and aren’t paid directly to play.They also aren’t strangers to wagering.A 2016 NCAA survey of more than 22,000 college athletes found nearly one-fourth of male athletes had violated NCAA rules by gambling on sports within the previous year. When the survey was done, sports betting was available only in Nevada or illegally through offshore operators.It was another number that surprised the authors: 13 percent of the male athletes who had gambled on sports had wagered on in-game bets, things like whether the next football play will be a run or a pass or of a basketball player will hit the next free throw.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Senate Confirms Dr. Dahn as Health Minister

first_imgFollowing weeks of uncertainty, the Senate yesterday voted unanimously in plenary to accept the report of its Committee on Health and confirm Dr. Bernice Dahn as Minister of Health. The long awaited vote was taken during the Senate’s executive session, which is in compliance with Article 54 of the Liberian Constitution and in line with the Senate’s Standing Rules.Prior to their executive session, however, Bong County Senator Henry Willie Yallah announced a motion for reconsideration, which according to sources, was not in place. Yet his second motion which is a privilege motion will be disposed of in subsequent sessions.Dr. Dahn, who has been embroiled in a war of words with the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL), specifically the leadership of that body, now replaces outgoing Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, who has officially retired.In their report read during plenary, the Senate’s Committee on Health, chaired by Senator (Dr.) Peter S. Coleman, recommended Dr. Dahn’s confirmation “following a thorough examination of the statement made by the nominee on her record and services in other institutions of government.” According to Dr. Coleman, Dr. Dahn served “eight years as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Liberia, [during which she exhibited] caring, leadership and managerial skills and . . . commitment to excellence, efficiency, effectiveness and excellent communication, with skill in leadership and gender, setting in the basic health program development, strategic planning and program implementation.”The Committee further noted in its recommendation that “with the ability to find solutions and resolutions to challenging problems, and her quality resilience to impact positively and effectively the MOH as relates to building a resilient health care sector, the Senate Committee on Health, Women, Social Welfare and Children Protection is convinced that the nominee has the requisite qualifications, backgrounds and working experience to effectively manage the affairs of the Ministry as Minister. With the foregoing, the committee is without reservation [recommending] to plenary to unanimously confirm Dr. Bernice Dahn as Minister, Ministry of Health.”The recommendation was signed by Senator Matthew N. Jaye, River Gee County; James Tornolah, Margibi; J. Bleh-bo Brown, Maryland; Daniel F. Naatehn, Gbarpolu, and Dr. Peter S. Coleman as Chair; while those who did not sign were Senators Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence and George Manneh Weah of Grand Bassa and Montserrado counties, respectively.On the eve of her confirmation, Dr. Dahn, reacting to the recent barrage of accusations from NAHWAL over her nomination, told this newspaper that for over nine years as CMO, the two dismissed leaders of that association, Messrs Joseph Tamba and George T. Williams, had never entered her office to discuss health issues.She recalled that for over nine years when she worked with health professional organizations, she never heard of people under an organization called NAHWAL, and disclosed that over 90 percent of health workers do not have contact with the two dismissed leaders.Dr. Dahn, however, recalled meeting with the NAHWAL president and secretary general, Tamba and Williams, in the presence of civil society organizations, and the next day they went on strike.Both leaders of NAHWAL could not be reached for their reactions to the Senate’s decision to confirm Dr. Dahn.A 1986 graduate of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Dahn, 56, obtained her medical degree from the UL’s A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine in 1996.She later matriculated to the University of Washington in Seattle, State of Washington, United States of America, where she took the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.A native of Maryland County, Dr. Dahn, who grew up in Harper, Cape Palmas, is married to Counselor Roland Dahn, to which union a daughter, Yonah Dahn, was born. The couple has raised several foster children.Asked when she might assume her duties as Minister, Dr. Dahn said she understands that the Senate has first to hear Bong County Senator Henry Willie Yallah’s motion for reconsideration. The motion will be given two sittings, before yesterday’s vote for confirmation is reconfirmed. It is after that process that she will take over as Minister of Health.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NICIL still to raise $13.6B to recapitalise GuySuCo’s operations

first_imgThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) still has to raise a whopping $13.6 billion to finance the complete revitalisation and recapitalisation of the operations of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).In a release to the media on Saturday, NICIL said it expects to raise the remaining sum of US$65,000,000 which is equivalent to GY$13.6 billion within the next few months through a combination of local and regional investors.It is expected, according to the release, that the money will be used to finance the complete revitalisation and recapitalisation of the operations of GuySuCo which has been dogged by poor performing loans, increasing levels of debt and mismanagement as well as an inability to meet set and revised production targets.“… A targeted roadshow is expected to be launched within the coming weeks that will likely include investor briefings in Trinidad and Jamaica” in order to raise the much needed funds, the release noted.This is despite NICIL raising another whopping $30 billion via a syndicated bond this year.Head of SPU, Colvin Heath-LondonBond facilityNICIL also confirmed on Saturday that it officially issued a US$150 million equivalent bond facility, arranged by Republic Bank Limited exclusively through its Investment Banking Division, with local law firm London House Chambers headed by Devindra Kissoon acting as a transaction attorney.“…the bond will be issued in multiple tranches, with the first tranche of roughly GY$17 billion or US$85 million equivalent being issued to local investors on Friday, May 25, 2018. With the issue, NICIL became the first public issuer to raise debt in the local capital markets in over 10 years”.The holding company also confirmed that the bond is the largest ever bond facility arranged in Guyana and was oversubscribed by local investor on the first tranche as it explained that the proceeds of the bond issue will be used towards capital expenditure and general operations for GuySuCo.NICIL’s team was led by Colvin Health-London, the head of its Special Purpose Unit who managed to seal the deal despite the fact that historically, cash-strapped GuySuCo struggled on its own to raise the funds needed to revamp its operations.“…under the management of Mr Heath-London, funding was secured through the Stated-owned entity with the support of the Government of Guyana through a sovereign guarantee.”Guyana Times had reported that Guyana will have to pay approximately 4.75 per cent interest on the whopping $30 billion bond it secured recently to revitalise the operations of the three estates which fall under the management of GuySuCo, or all of the assets and companies owned by the National Industrial, Commercial and Investment Limited (NICIL) could be lost.A source close to the Finance Ministry told Guyana Times had stated that while the interest rates secured would appear to be very favourable, the implications of failing to consistently repay the bond and related interest rates would be dire.“This is a very serious undertaking and Guyanese must watch closely at the consequences for [Special Purpose Unit] SPU/NICIL, GuySuCo and the country if Guyana defaults on its payments to those local and regional commercial entities that granted the $30 billion bond,” the source emphasised.When questioned during an exclusive interview on the repayment of the bond by GuySuCo, Board Chairman Heath-London insisted that the SPU and GuySuCo were committed to ensuring that all the necessary repayments were made and strict adherence to financial best practices were followed within GuySuCo to ensure that there was no wastage of revenues secured by the sugar company from its ongoing operations.But the source close to the SPU revealed that GuySuCo, with the financial advice of NICIL and the SPU, would embark on a process that could see the company selling some $3 billion worth of spare parts that were currently lying in its storage bond.Also, a proposal has been made to secure another $10 million by selling scrap metal sourced from around the company’s East Demerara Estates.This publication was told that over the next few months, GuySuCo would embark on the process of selling prime real estate which were not being utilised. Some 4600 acres would be up for grabs. From that alone, the SPU and GuySuCo hoped to garner a whopping $50 billion if sold at different intervals.Further, the Unit could seek to secure some $265 million by selling the lands in and around the Wales Estate owned by GuySuCo.Efforts by this newspaper on Saturday to confirm whether or not GuySuCo and the SPU were seriously considering taking the aforementioned measures in order to pay back the bond were futile, as calls and texts to the GuySuCo Chairman’s mobile phone went unanswered.NICIL acts as a holding company for Government-owned minority and majority interests, property management which includes the acquisition, disposal and rental of Government owned properties.last_img read more

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Belgium blow! Vincent Kompany OUT of Euro 2016

first_img Vincent Kompany: The 30-year-old picked up an injury in the Champions League in midweek Belgium and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said he will miss Euro 2016 with a thigh injury sustained against Real Madrid earlier this week.Kompany lasted only a few minutes of City’s Champions League semi-final second leg in Madrid on Wednesday before he went down with a thigh problem and was forced off.It was the latest in a line of frustrating muscle injuries for Kompany, who missed large parts of City’s stuttering season with calf problems.Kompany’s future at City – where Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini in the summer – has been questioned by some given his injury woes, but the 30-year-old vowed to return stronger.On Saturday night, he wrote on his Facebook page:“I’ll miss the Euros.To me that’s very sad news. So I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself. I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up.That is not me. I decide on my future.There is a bigger picture to everything in life and only failing to see it, will cause me to fail. I am a hard worker and a fighter and if you are too, then you know that, to people like us, success can come in many forms. We trust ourselves when the going gets tough.I have the greatest respect for those who overcome their personal challenges in life with a positive attitude.I want to live up to that. So I remain calm and positive. I will continue to follow my path and I will do so with more conviction than ever.I trust my friends and teammates to do well and do us proud at the next European Championships in France. I am now officially their most fervent supporter and I will be there to support them.Written from my hospital bed,Never giving up,Vincent Kompany”Kompany has suffered five different injuries this season, appearing in only 22 of City’s 57 matches.Kompany travelled back with City from Madrid, but has since returned to Spain for treatment on his injury. 1last_img read more

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Google to sell 5 million more shares

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. plans to sell another 5.3 million shares of its prized stock, hoping to raise more than $2 billion to finance its ambitious plan to expand beyond its Internet-leading search engine. The move comes just two days before Google’s closely watched stock will be added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 index – a breakthrough that snapped the company’s shares out of a recent funk. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Wednesday, Google said it expects to sell the 5.3 million shares primarily to index funds which must own a stake in the company because it’s now in the S&P 500. Google’s market value has climbed by more than 15 percent since Standard & Poor’s said it would include the company’s stock in the blue-chip bellwether. Based on Wednesday’s closing price of $394.98 on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Google’s offering would raise about $2.1 billion. But news of the offering, disclosed late Wednesday, raised a red flag for some investors worried that the increase in outstanding stock will make it more difficult for Google to reach the lofty earnings-per-share target set by analysts. Google’s shares dropped $12.09, or 3.1 percent, in extended trading. Google’s SEC filing indicated the company will sell its latest round of stock some time next month. Even as its iconoclastic founders have thumbed their noses at Wall Street’s conventions, Google has used the stock market like an automated teller machine since its much-ballyhooed initial public offering in August 2004. If the latest offering is priced near Google’s current market value, the Mountain View-based company will have raised about $7.5 billion from investors in the past 20 months. After selling 14.1 million shares in its IPO, Google returned to the market last September when it sold an additional 14.2 million shares at $295. Google provided few clues why it wants more money in its SEC filing. The company indicated it would earmark the money for its rapidly growing capital expenditure budget and possible acquisitions. Earlier this month, Google told investors that it expected to spend substantially more on additional computers and other projects this year. The company spent $838 million on capital expenditures last year, causing some analysts to wonder whether Google’s spending this year will approach $2 billion. By comparison, Yahoo Inc. – a slightly older Internet company that ranks among Google’s biggest rivals – spent $407 million on capital expenditures last year. Google ended 2005 with $8 billion, but expects to draw down that amount during the second quarter when it spends $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc.’s America Online. That deal was first announced three months ago. Since then, Google’s executives have made it clear they envision running an empire that extends far beyond the company’s influential search engine, which has become the hub of the Internet’s biggest advertising network. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION* SUNDAY’S U16 LADIES TRIALS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES Under 16 Trials due to take place at the Finn Valley Centre tomorrow (SUNDAY) are cancelled due to the weatherThe trials will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.  *IMPORTANT INFORMATION* SUNDAY’S U16 LADIES TRIALS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER was last modified: January 17th, 2015 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:cancelledcounty trialsLadies FootballU16’slast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY START ACTIVITY CLASSES FOR U10s FOR WINTER

first_imgGLENSWILLY NOTESActivity class for Under 10sThere will be an activity class for the under 10 group for the winter period. It is organised by Martin O’Donnell . It will be held in the hall on Tuesday nights from 7 until 8.15 pm. It will focus on Athletics , preventive injuries and strength and conditioning. The cost is €2 per session and is organised by the Under 10 management. Best of luck Caolan and the drama groupThe very best of luck goes to a certain young Caolan Glackin and the drama group in the county Scor Final this Friday night. Anybody who knows this young man knows what a talented performer he is. No doubt we’ll be seeing him on the stage or on the television in the not too distant future. The drama group is made up of Mark and Conor McGinty, Roise and John Quinn, Mhairi Claire McDaid, Orla McDaid, Katie Lapsley and are coached by Sharon McGinty, Seimi Callaghan and Anita O’Donnell. Aoife Devine sang in Gortahork last weekend in semi final but was very unlucky not to get through against tough competition while the quiz team also did very well.AGM – have you got your nomination/motion papers?This year’s AGM will take place on Sunday, November 22nd at 4pm in the clubhouse. Nomination sheets have been sent out by the club secretary. All nominations and motions must be sent to club secretary Aisling McDaid at Glenkeeragh, Newmills by 5pm on November 13th next. Everyone is urged to attend the AGM. If any member has not received a nomination/motion leaflet then they are asked to contact club secretary Aisling McDaid and she will get them one in advance of the deadline. Ladies AGMThe ladies section of the club will host their own AGM in the clubhouse this Friday, November 13th at 8pm. Again all members involved with the ladies are asked to attend.Minor board presentation nightThe presentation nights for all underage players will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday, December 6th. We will post a time for the night and any other details closer to the time.Croke Park tickets The club has been allocated one thousands fundraising tickets by Croke Park. The tickets are priced at €10 each. ALL money raised through the sale of the tickets by the club will go directly back to the club. The only issue now is to tell them! Anybody who can sell tickets is asked to contact club treasurer Bryan Faul.Return of gearAs the season is now over for most teams, club treasurer Bryan Faul is looking to do a round-up of all the gear. Can all managers please email him with the quantity of gear they have including balls, jerseys, bibs, etc? It can then be arranged for the gear to be lifted or dropped off. Thanks.Bingo The bingo, which celebrated its first anniversary recently, continues from strength to strength as does the prize money. It continues every Wednesday night starting at 9pm.Card DriveThe club’s 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday, November 20th next in the clubhouse. The night starts at 8pm and there will be €2,500 in prizes along with the Barney Pat Memorial Cup.Family Fortunes at McClaffertysFamily Fortunes continues in McClaffertys in Churchill on Friday nights. All proceeds will be split between the club and Glendowan NS so al members are encouraged to attend – or even to elect a team. You don’t have to be a family!NotesAnyone with anything for the club notes should email them before Monday night to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY START ACTIVITY CLASSES FOR U10s FOR WINTER was last modified: November 11th, 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

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HUGE OUTPOURING OF GRIEF AFTER TRAGIC DEATH OF YOUNG DONEGAL MAN

first_imgThe young Co Donegal man killed along with his friend in a crash yesterday has been named as Sean Martin.Sean Martin who was killed along with friend John Irwin in a crash yesterday.The well-known and very popular Pettigo man was killed along with friend John Irwin from Castlederg.The men were traveling on the Pettigo Road near Kesh when their car went out of control and crashed just after 4pm. Tributes have been flowing in for Sean, a former pupil of Colaiste Cholmcille in Ballyshannon who worked at JM Joinery.Friends of the dead man have been leaving hundreds of messages on Facebook remembering Sean.The PSNI have launched a full investigation into the single vehicle crash.Friends of Sean remembered his great smile, love of rallying and country music and the fact that he was considered a real gentleman by anyone who ever met him.  HUGE OUTPOURING OF GRIEF AFTER TRAGIC DEATH OF YOUNG DONEGAL MAN was last modified: November 11th, 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:crashDEATHSJohn IrwinPettigoPSNISean Martinlast_img read more

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