SPILLANE CLAIMS DONEGAL FANS SHOULD GET THEIR MONEY BACK AS MCGUINNESS DEFENDS TEAM

first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness has shrugged off claims that his team played a horrible brand of football during their first championship game yesterday.The big Glenties man said he made no apologies for trying to get a result on the day and said that was all that counted.“The bottom line is that this is the fourth season we have tried to win an Ulster Championship game and today we did it. “That was our aim and I make no apology for it. There are areas we need to improve in but we will get down to those on the training pitch.“We have another month before our next game and we’ll see where exactly we go from here until that game,” he said.McGuinness’ team was slaughtered by panellists Pat Spillane and Kevin McStay on last night’s Sunday Game on RTE television.Kerryman Spillane trotted out a list of statistics highlighting Donegal’s defensive style of play. He also said people should have looked for their money back, all €27 for the stand, because the game was so bad.Kevin McStay said he certainly didn’t think Donegal had any hope of coming out of Ulster judging by yesterday’s performance.Donegal captain Michael Murphy admitted that they still had a lot to do before they were anywhere near the finished product.“We have a month and we know we can do a lot better than that. But we’ve got the win and that’s all that counts. We can only can better from here,” he said.And RTE’s Man of the Match, Buncrana player Ryan Bradley said conditions on the day certainly didn’t help matters. “We didn’t play our best football but you have to take the conditions into account. It was a terrible day and you couldn’t play football,” he said.EndsSPILLANE CLAIMS DONEGAL FANS SHOULD GET THEIR MONEY BACK AS MCGUINNESS DEFENDS TEAM was last modified: May 16th, 2011 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:AntrimdonegalGAAJim McGuinessPat Spillanelast_img read more

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SMA to Host High-School Students at ‘Girls in ICT Day’

first_img The event, which is a part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) observation of the day, will be held under the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes’. Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will host approximately 40 girls from 14 high schools at their ‘Girls in ICT Day’ event, to be held at the Sagicor Auditorium in Kingston on April 26. Manager, Planning Department, at the SMA, Mahlangu Lawson, told JIS News that Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT). The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will host approximately 40 girls from 14 high schools at their ‘Girls in ICT Day’ event, to be held at the Sagicor Auditorium in Kingston on April 26.The event, which is a part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) observation of the day, will be held under the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes’.Manager, Planning Department, at the SMA, Mahlangu Lawson, told JIS News that Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT).Managing Director at the SMA, Maria Myers Hamilton, said that persons think of ICT as a male-dominated field, or think of it along the lines of call centres or business process outsourcing (BPO).However, she highlights that there are many more careers within ICT, including engineering, e-scrubber or digital currency advisor.“I find that in our communities, sometimes there is a sense of hopelessness among our young girls, not knowing what to choose or not having someone to have a conversation with about the possibilities, so this is an opportunity to empower the females,” Mrs. Myers Hamilton said.The Managing Director said that the girls will interface with persons who have made it in technology.She noted that the event will be opened by Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, and will feature speakers such as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Hillary Alexander.Other presenters will come from telecoms organisations, such as Digicel, Flow, AGC Drones and Microsoft.The Managing Director said that the highlights will be activities undertaken by Microsoft as well as an interference signal hunt by the SMA at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston.Girls in ICT Day is globally observed annually on the last Thursday in April since 2011, and in Jamaica since 2015.last_img read more

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Duchess Of Cambridge Attends 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner

first_imgThe Duchess of Cambridge attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds philanthropic initiatives reception dinner last week in aid of the charity Action on Addiction.The Duchess of Cambridge at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala dinnerCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgSpeaking to guests at the event, The Duchess of Cambridge said that Prince George was “such a good boy” at his christening.The Duchess of Cambridge attends the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala dinnerCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgThe Duchess chatted to the invited guests about the success of Wednesday’s christening, which took place at the historic Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Her Royal Highness is a patron of both Action on Addiction and 100WHF, an organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry.The Duchess presented Dame Amelia Fawcett with the 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2013 European Industry Leadership Award.Amanda Pullinger, the 100 Women in Hedge Funds executive director, said: “We are honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge has once again lent her support to 100 Women in Hedge Funds for our London gala, and particularly as it is one of her first public appearances since the birth of her son.”Action on Addiction is involved in tackling addiction through research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support. It has centres in Dorset, London, Merseyside and Wiltshire.The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are also patrons of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives. It is focusing on helping Action on Addiction in 2013, WellChild in 2014 and The Art Room in 2015.Source:dukeandduchessofcambridge.orglast_img read more

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Walkout hits Saskatoon Metis assembly

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has seen a lot of infighting in recent months.This past weekend in Saskatoon, several people walked out of the general assembly over constitutional and governance issues.last_img

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MAGNETIC MEDIA SPONSORS CONCH FESTIVAL

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:conch blowing, conch festival, conch knocking, dudley stokes, erica hammond, magnetic media, mijito contest, royal turks and caicos police force, wwe diva Conch Festival invites Delano Williams to taste in Conch-etition; Gramps Morgan in pre-show concert Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2014 – News Break is a Magnetic Media production… proud sponsors of the 2014 installment of the Turks and Caicos Conch Festival. It’s a no bottle zone at this year’s Conch Festival reminded members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force which is providing security to the event in Blue Hills this weekend. There are expected to be a few celebrity appearances including the TCIs own mascot, Henry the Conch. From abroad: Erica Hammond, a former WWE Diva and a mystery judge. The Conch Festival this year also welcomes a founder of the Jamaican Bobsled team, Dudley ‘Tal’ Stokes with a number of competitions including the Mojito Contest, the Conch Knocking event and Conch Blowing challenge. It is an all afternoon cultural festivity with the competing restaurants set up from noon… Hemingway’s is the 2013 winner and will be there to defend the title… there is also the return of the Home Kitchen cook off. This is the 11th year for the Conch Festival.last_img read more

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