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Urris GAA club announce details of their AGM

first_imgMONSTER BINGO: Thanks to all who came and supported our Monster Bingo on Sunday afternoon and congratulations to all the winners on the day. Thanks to the Clonmany Youth Club and to all who helped out in the days prior to our bingo and to all who helped out on Sunday.MATCH “N” WIN: November November 10th: No jackpot winner: Numbers drawn: 1, 3, 8 & 15. €15 winners:Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh.Shane Doherty (Joe), Tiernasligo.Brendan Doherty (T), Tullagh.Maureen Grant, Tornabratley.John Gill, Gortfad.Jackpot next week €2,220. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly lotto draw.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Please check our Facebook page for the link to all current available O’Neills Gear for Urris GAA for adults and youths. Prices reflected are only if ordering from the O’Neills site as they include postage and packaging. Contact Donal Kelly for all orders and cheaper prices on 0876461707. https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-te…/…/ireland/urris-gaa.html. LAST ORDERS for the O’Neills Club Gear for the year will be placed on the 20th of November-THIS SUNDAY in order to be here in time for Christmas. No orders will be taken after the 20th.FOUNDATION COURSE: Names are now being taken for anyone interested in doing a Coaching Course Level 1 over two weekends in November (Nov 18th & 19th and Nov 25th & 26th) in the Malin GAA CLUbhouse. If interested please contact John Friel on 0860523550.UNDER AGE TRAINING:Friday: U12 on Astro from 4pm to 5pm.Friday: U6 upstairs in the Youth Club from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U10 Girls on Astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.Saturday: U10 boys on Astro from 11am to 12 noon.Cost €2 per child to cover cost of the venue.Please Note: Parents/Guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening & on Saturday morning if it their first time attending training.SCOR NA NOG: Well Done to all from the club who took part in Scor Na nOg last Friday night in Muff Hall. All gave excellent performances on the night. Our dancers got through in the Rince Foirne to the County final in Glenfin on Friday November 25th. Best of luck girls in the final. GAA NATIONAL CLUB DRAW 2017: Tickets are now on sale for several excellent prizes including A new Opel Corsa Car, Travel vouchers, GAA All Ireland packages. Tickets are €10 and all funds raised by the club stays in the club to help with the day to day running of the club from under age to senior level. Club members and coaches will be out and about in the parish selling these tickets in the coming weeks.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Underage presentations on December 2nd in the Ballyliffin Hotel. Can all attending please confirm numbers to Susan Mc Carron on 0863945954.MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS: The annual mass for the dead will take place on Wednesday November 23rd at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend.AGM: Our AGM is on Sunday December 4th in the clubhouse. Can all motions and nominations be with Club Secretary Edward Mc Laughlin, Tullagh, Clonmany by Tuesday November 29th.Please check our Facebook page daily for all club news. Urris GAA club announce details of their AGM was last modified: November 14th, 2016 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:AGMGAASportURRISlast_img read more

Fernandes confident in interview but is coy over Hughes’ fate

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes has told Bloomberg TV he believes the club’s fortunes can be turned around – but is reported to have declined to comment on the fate of manager Mark Hughes.Bottom of the table and without a league win, Rangers head to Manchester United this weekend with Hughes’ future in doubt.“I’ve been in worse situations before. Let’s wait and see. We remain confident that things can be sorted,” Fernandes is quoted as saying.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Eassy to go live soon

first_imgThe Eassy cable has connection points along the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. James Wekesa is WIOCC’s chief commercial officer. (Images: WIOCC blog) MEDIA CONTACTS • James Wekesa WIOCC Chief Commercial Officer +254 20 374 6594/5 [email protected]  RELATED ARTICLES • Broadband boost as Eassy hits SA • Seacom: new era for SA internet • Better broadband for Africa • African broadband to rise 500% • Wacs cable gets the green light Bongani NkosiConstruction of Africa’s largest undersea fibre-optic broadband cable, the East African Submarine Cable System (Eassy), has been completed – paving the way for improved internet connectivity between the continent and the rest of the world.The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), the leading partner in the project, has announced that the installation of the Eassy cable was completed on 19 April along the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.This marked the conclusion of the installation phase of the project, which began in Maputo, Mozambique, in December 2009. The cable was laid by the Ile de Batz vessel.The next step is to test Eassy before introducing it to the market in July, said WIOCC’s CEO Chris Wood in a statement.“Now that this critical stage of the project has been completed successfully and ahead of time, we will start system testing almost immediately. Once this is finalised, we are looking forward to connecting our first customers to the network from July 2010.”Eassy now runs along the Indian Ocean floor to the Red Sea, from the coast of Mtunzini in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to the major shipping zone of Port Sudan.Rivalling SeacomThe 10 000km-long high-capacity cable will significantly boost broadband connectivity and the general telecommunications industry in 21 sub-Saharan countries, connecting those states with each other and elsewhere around the globe.Eassy’s landing stations in Mtunzini, Port Sudan, Maputo, Toliary in Madagascar, Moroni in the Comoros, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa in Kenya and Djibouti offer greater connectivity than any other cable in the region, which includes Seacom.Eassy will have the capacity to transmit 1.4 Terabytes (Tb) per second, compared to the 600m-long Seacom, which offers bandwidth at the speed of 1.28Tb per second.Countries in East, Central and Southern Africa in particular will have access to faster and affordable broadband once Eassy is active. The cable will link with numerous other international undersea cable networks, creating a “diverse [and] seamless” connectivity to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.“… Eassy offers carriers in Africa affordable, high-speed connectivity into other parts of the continent, and direct access to key internet exchange points in Europe and North America,” said James Wekesa, WIOCC’s chief commercial officer.“For international carriers, it offers a reliable, high-capacity route into parts of Africa that have previously been seen as difficult-to-reach locations. In both cases it does so with a degree of commercial flexibility that has until now been completely unattainable.”Connecting East Africa to EuropeEassy will be the first undersea cable system to directly connect Africa’s east coast nations to Europe. This gives it an edge when compared to existing systems, which are routed via India and the Middle East, according to Ryan Sher, chairperson of Eassy’s technical working group.“… Other east coast systems use longer routes via the Middle East or India; our optimised routing means that we are able to offer the lowest latency service to our customers,” Sher said.“Eassy will … minimise the time taken for traffic from Africa to reach the key internet peering points in Europe and North America, and vice versa,” he added.The majority of international traffic is internet-based, and most of Africa’s internet traffic is destined for Europe and the US “where the most popular content and applications are located”, Sher said. “Our ability to deliver content faster gives us and our customers a competitive edge in the market.”Reaching out to landlocked countriesNine landlocked African countries – Botswana, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho – will also enjoy more efficient broadband connection through Eassy.“At WIOCC we are also working with our shareholders to deliver high-speed, fibre-optic connectivity not just to the Eassy landing stations, but deep into the interior of Africa,” said Wood. This will enable us to satisfy the growing customer demand for end-to-end service and provide improved geographic reach.”A major African stakeAs the largest shareholder with a 29% stake, WIOCC was set up specifically to drive investment in the Eassy cable system. The consortium’s headquarters are in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. It was initially owned by 12 African telecommunications companies, until Zimbabwe’s TelOne and the Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company bought in recently.The two joined Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Dalkom Somalia, Djibouti Telecom, Gilat Satcom Nigeria, the government of Seychelles, Lesotho Telecommunications Authority, Onatel Burundi, Telkom Kenya, TDM Mozambique, U-COM Burundi, Uganda Telecom and Zantel Tanzania.All WIOCC’s sub-Saharan Africa stakeholders will play a key role in rolling out the fibre-optic networks, generated from Eassy, in their respective countries.Numerous other public and private companies have invested in Eassy. South Africa’s MTN, Vodacom, Neotel and Telkom also have a stake. Others include Sudan Telecom Limited, Comores Telecom, Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited, Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited and Mauritius Telecom.African telecom operators own more than 92% of the Eassy project, with the remaining shares taken up by international ventures, such as France Telecom, Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Telecom Company, Bharti Airtel India and the Communications Global Networks Services.last_img read more

Gran, 90, lights up Midmar Mile

first_img10 February 2014 The 41st aQuelle Midmar Mile produced a weekend of outstanding races as Chad Ho and Ashley Twichell successfully defended their men’s and women’s titles, and sprightly Lorna Cochran, aged 90, became the event’s oldest ever finisher. Recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest open water swimming event in the world, the Midmar Mile took place over the weekend at the Midmar Dam near Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and drew about 16 000 entries. Cochran, who swam in the first of the eight miles that make up the Midmar Mile, was the star of the show on Saturday, bettering her 2013 time by an incredible eight minutes.‘A wonderful, wonderful swim’ Afterwards, she dedicated her feat to her family. “It was a wonderful, wonderful swim for all the family,” she said. “I must also congratulate all the swimmers, especially all the disabled swimmers. To me, that really is something to be admired and such an achievement. They’re fantastic people.” Mike Arbuthnot, the event founder, who swam at the age of 81, commented: “I’m just so very proud of Lorna, and envious. Hers really is a tremendous achievement and I hope she can do many more in years to come.” Race organiser Wayne Riddin was full of praise for Cochran, saying: “If I had to organize the event and put in all the effort just for Lorna, I would. Just to see her go eight minutes faster [than last year[ and what she has achieved is great!” The two main races, contested on Sunday, produced thrilling action, with only eight- hundredths of a second separating four-time defending champion Chad Ho from Troyden Prinsloo at the finish. Both men clocked 18 minutes and 18 seconds in choppy conditions, with Ho just edging out Prinsloo in the short sprint up the slipway to the timing mats.Five successive wins Ho, already the record holder for most wins by a man, extended his record run to five on the trot and thrilled to have achieved the feat. “Winning five in a row is a huge deal to me,” said Ho. “Winning just a title means a lot to me, so winning five makes me very happy!” “I think I gave some people a bit of a heart-attack towards the end there, but I’m really happy to have taken the win,” Ho added. “I think my first win also went down to a photo finish too, and hats off to Troy for pushing me the whole way.” “Congrats to Chad. It was a great swim,” said Prinsloo. “I knew it would be tough coming into the race and obviously it’s a bit disappointing [not too have won] but my swim today was much better today than the last two years, so I guess I’m still happy.” Myles Brown fought his way past Danie Marais, third in 2012, to claim third place. “It’s so tough trying to swim in a pack like that. When the race starts, it’s chaos. You get knocked around and cut-off, but that is what open water swimming is about and Chad and Troy have mastered that. I’m still learning, but it’s an improvement on last year, so I’m really happy,” Brown said afterwards. Women’s race In the women’s race, the USA’s Ashley Twichell, fresh off a win in the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth the previous weekend, adjusted well from the 10km distance to the mile to record her second successive Midmar Mile victory. It did not come easily, however, as seven-time champion Keri-anne Payne pushed her all the way despite swimming in the Eight Mile Club to raise money for charity. Eight Mile Club members swim all eight miles on the weekend, so the women’s race was Payne’s seventh mile. She had finished ahead of the field in the boys’ 13-and-under and men’s 31-and-over event that preceded the women’s race, but said she didn’t think her exertions there had hurt her too much.‘I didn’t feel as if I pushed it that hard’ “I didn’t feel as if I pushed it that hard in the previous event. I did lengthen my stroke in the second event today, thinking I could get a pretty good warm-up for the women’s race, and then I think the competitive side of me might possibly have come out a little bit towards the end of today’s second swim,” Payne smiled. “I felt pretty good after today’s second race, so I set myself the goal of making sure I came and gave the women’s race a good go. I had done six miles already this weekend, this was number seven so I knew it was probably going to be tough. “I just wanted to stick to Ashley (Twichell) as much as I could and see how close I could get to her because I know she’s got a lot of speed at the moment which I managed to do and am so pleased with. South African-born Payne, a two-time 10km open water world champion, suggested that she would in future stick to being part of the Eight Mile Club. “Swimming eight Miles and raising money for ‘Save the Rhino’ is all for a great cause and I am really excited to be here and do this,” she said. “I think now that I’ got the bug [of swimming in the Eight Mile Club], I’m not sure that I’m going to stop.”‘I’ve done enough races to stay calm’ “Keri-anne did get out [the blocks] fast and she is unbelievable, but her start didn’t really change things too much for me,” explained a visibly satisfied Twichell afterwards. “I got a little caught up with all the people in the beginning, but I’ve done enough races [to know] to stay calm. “I love this race. With the amount of travelling I do, I have to pick and choose which races I focus on. This one is pretty far away from home, but it’s one of my favourites,” she added. “The venue is amazing, the organisation is great, [race director] Wayne Riddin is fantastic and the people are so hospitable, so it’s one of my favourites and I would love to come back!” Leading South African Michelle Weber repeated her third place finish of 2013 and was the leading South African, with Kyne Perreira taking fourth place. For her efforts, Weber received a ticket to the Henley Mile in the UK in July, courtesy of 5-hour Energy. “I am so stoked, I can’t believe I’ll be going over to compete at the Henley Mile! Especially after my heart op just a few months ago,” said Weber of a heart problem that almost ended her career at only 17 years of age. “When I said before the event I might finish in the top five, I didn’t know whether I actually even had it in me, so I am just so stoked that I came third behind Ashley and Keri-anne, who are such great competitors.”40th Midmar Mile Gail Bristow made her annual pilgrimage from Cape Town to take part in the event and finished second in the 51 to 60 age group. She is the only woman in its long history to have swum in every one of the 40 Midmar Miles open to women. In the race’s first year, 1974, it was open to men only.Charity Fund-raising for the six groups of charities supported by the aQuelle Midmar Mile – Save the Rhino, the Pink Drive, the Red Cap Foundation, The Princess Charlene Foundation, the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC) and a group of swimmers with disabilities, who raised funds directly for the groups they were supporting – had topped R1.5-million by Sunday.last_img read more

Shift to solar energy helps NF Railway cut power expenditure

first_imgThe sun has helped the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) save big on energy without having to spend on installation of solar panels. The shift to solar energy at railway stations, level crossings, barracks and other set-ups has coincided with the NFR’s push for electrification of 6,242 km of tracks till the farthest points such as Murkongselek near Assam’s border with Arunachal Pradesh and Sabroom on the Tripura-Bangladesh border.The NFR had during the 2018-19 fiscal commissioned solar panels generating a peak 2,298 KW energy that helped it consume 23.07 lakh units less of electricity leading to a saving of ₹1.88 crore.“This was after paying two executing agencies — one from New Delhi and the other from Hyderabad — for the solar energy at rates fixed by them. It has been a win-win deal for the NFR and the agencies which set up the solar panels and off-grid solar plants free of cost. The assets will be ours after 25 years during which the agencies will recover their costs,” NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.Some major railway stations including Guwahati and Dibrugarh have become fully solar-powered while others are in the process of transformation. The ongoing projects cover a few workshops of the NFR.Mr. Sharma said 1,140 KW of solar power was under installation for a targeted saving of ₹98.03 lakh. By March, the NFR hopes to add 2,935 KW to save another ₹1.71 crore. The railway zone has also been exploring the possibility of harnessing wind energy in its hill sections.The NFR has completed electrification of 534 km of broad gauge tracks primarily in the Katihar (Bihar) division. The zone expects to electrify 2,631 km more by March.last_img read more