Two bids received for CTL

first_imgThe Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has received bids from two entities that have expressed an interest in acquiring the state-run horse racing promotions company, Caymanas Track Limited (CTL).In a release yesterday, DBJ said bids were received from Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited and Supreme Ventures Limited, following the bid opening exercise on Friday, September 18.Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited comprises a number of stakeholders at Caymanas Park, including noted horsemen and investors Michael Bernard, Richard Lake and trainer Richard Azan.Supreme Ventures is currently a major player in the country for lottery gaming. The company also competes actively in sports betting and casino-type gaming lounges.The DBJ and Caymanas Track Limited Enterprise Team (CTLET) are overseeing the privatisation process on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It is expected that a preferred bidder will be identified and recommended by the CTLET to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and to Cabinet for approval. The release said it was anticipated that the evaluation will be completed by early November.The CTL privatisation opportunity was advertised by the DBJ from May 12 and the bid submission deadline was extended twice – from July 10 to August 28 and subsequently to September 18 – to accommodate prospective investors.CTL is Jamaica’s sole horse-racing promotions company, which operates the Caymanas Park Track, situated in Portmore, St Catherine.This marks the second time since 2004 that the Government has invited bids for the divestment of Caymanas Park. Back then, two bids were approved and one entity, Caymanas Entertainment Limited, was named the preferred bidder. However, final approval was subsequently denied by the Government following lengthy deliberations.last_img read more

Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kyrgios will face David Ferrer, who won his only match of the day — 6-3, 6-3 over fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem. At age 35, Ferrer is the second-oldest semifinalist in Cincinnati during the Open Era behind Ken Rosewall in 1970.No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov is the top seed left in a men’s field depleted by upsets and injuries — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic missed the tournament because of injuries. Dimitrov needed only 52 minutes to beat Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 6-1.He’ll face John Isner, who beat wild-card Jared Donaldson 7-6 (4), 7-5. Isner won the only break point of the match to go ahead 6-5 in the second set. He closed it out with a 136 mph ace, one of his 25 in the match.“I knew that a lot of the conditions and everything about this tournament, my schedule — a lot of things have worked in my favor this week,” Isner said. “So I hope to keep it going.”In the women’s bracket, Pliskova will face Garbine Mugaruza in the semifinals. The Wimbledon champion survived another tough challenge on Friday, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. The match went 2 hours, 45 minutes — her longest of the tournament.“I think it was one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “I think we both played very well, especially in the third set. I know I won, but I’m sure she feels like it was a great match as well, because it was a tough battle and very hot out there.”Muguruza’s win came less than 24 hours after she spent 2 hours, 18 minutes on the court and fought off three match points to beat Madison Keys in the round of 16.Muguruza has reached the semifinals of two of the three tournaments she’s entered since winning Wimbledon.“You know, I’m happy with the way I’m playing and the way I’m going through these tough matches because, you know, I’ve got to dig in and somehow win them,” she said.Sloan Stephens also pulled off a two-win day to reach the semifinals. She beat Ekaterina Makarova in three sets, and then ate lunch, took a nap, woke up and knocked off Julia Goerges in straight sets. “No excuses, nothing at all,” Nadal said. “I didn’t play well.”Despite the loss, Nadal will move back to No. 1 in the ATP rankings next week for the first time since 2014, before a series of injuries affected his game.“To be No. 1 after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple years is something unbelievable,” Nadal said. “For me, it’s an amazing achievement.”After the match, Nadal wore a ribbon honoring the victims of the attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead.“A tragedy,” he said. “The feeling that you’re not safe nowhere — that’s terrible. It’s very sad and I’m very, very sorry about what happened. To all the victims, the families, friends — all my support.”ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ “The day is just like a blur,” Stephens said. “I’m ready to get dinner and get in bed because I’m so tired.”On Saturday, she’ll face No. 2 Simona Halep, who beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-6 (1).“I played the best match so far this tournament,” said Halep, who was slowed by a knee injury earlier this season. “I could hit the ball. I could move well. So I feel the rhythm. It’s back. So I’m positive again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Oh baby! Jeter welcomes birth of daughter After a quick turnaround, she needed only 67 minutes to beat a rested Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 for a sweep into the semis.“The first match helped me a little bit to have some rallies already today,” Pliskova said. “Physically it was not that tough, so I was warmed up enough.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Nadal got only halfway there.He spent an hour and 37 minutes on court in the afternoon while beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a match carried over from the previous night. Five hours later, he was back on court against Nick Kyrgios, who had won a three-set match earlier in the day.Nadal was sloppy at the outset and on the defensive for much of a 6-2, 7-5 loss that lasted an hour and 20 minutes. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, reacts during a match against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between.Rafael Nadal couldn’t do the same.Pliskova completed a match that was suspended overnight because of rain, beating qualifier Camila Giorgi in three sets.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Holding the Georgetown City Council to standards

first_imgDear Editor,From talking to persons from all walks of life, there seems to be one significant concern shared by many, which is the alarm as to why Central Government seems not prepared to hold the Georgetown City Council to standards, values and ethics which it holds itself to.It is confusing as to why the Central Government – which ensures in most cases that their Ministries, public corporations and other Government departments submit themselves to the rules and guidelines of the National Procurement and Tender Administration – just casually turns a blind eye to the Georgetown municipality which ignores all the rules of tendering and procurement; instead giving contracts to friends and relatives willy nilly, of procuring goods from single sources at overinflated prices etc.Then we have the confutation where the Central Government has a clear green agenda for the country, and the Communities Minister, writing on his own behalf and on behalf of the Cabinet, to the Mayor laying out the procedures that the M&CC must follow in respect of green spaces in Georgetown and alarmingly the response was a telling off even accusing him of meddling while the Council continued in a brutal way the ecological destruction of the green spaces in the city, including the Bel Air Park Playground and the possibility of similar actions on the Farnum Playground. Shouldn’t persons at City Hall not be brought to book?Since the coalition Government came to power in 2015, a policy has been established where public officers are required to take the leave due to them.It is felt that this would encourage the development of a good career system in which the subordinates are allowed to act.At City Hall however the Town Clerk and some of his cohorts are allowed to sit on years of stockpiled leave refusing to proceed on it because they know that all hell can break loose if they go on leave and an investigation is launched into the maladministration, the nepotism, cronyism, the wasteful spending etc. How could the Council be allowed to veer so far from the Government policy on public officers being required to take their leave.Sincerely,Magagula Jacksonlast_img read more

‘Phebe Hospital is in Financial Crisis,’ Owes US$ 300,000 to Vendors

first_imgFront view of Phebe Hospital-Says Dr. Jefferson Sibley  The Phebe referral hospital in Suakoko, Bong County, in Central Liberia is in serious financial crisis as the hospital lacks essential drugs to cater to its many patients, the medical director, Dr. Jefferson Sibley has confirmed.Dr. Sibley told radio ELBC on Friday, November 23, that the government provides over 80 percent of the hospital’s running cost, but said that as it relates to the provision of goods and services, the government is slow in responding to the request of the hospital.“The government helps with personnel cost, but for goods and services, the government is slow,” Dr. Sibley said.He said that as a result of the dwindling supply of goods and services to Phebe, the hospital has incurred over US$300,000 debt to its vendors, and the vendors have refused to supply the hospital with drugs and other essential materials.He said that the hospital lacks drugs, fuel to run the machine, food for patients and other vital materials that would make the facility run effectively.In its Wednesday, November 21, edition with the caption, “97 Yr-Old Phebe Hospital Nears Collapse,” this newspaper reported that Dr. Sibley said the hospital may close its doors to the public due to “the lack of sufficient budgetary support to run the hospital.”Phebe Hosptial Medical Director, Dr. Jefferson SibleyHowever, on Thursday, November 22, on ELBC, an official of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning refuted the story, and said the government is providing the required financial support to the hospital.The official added, “in 2016/2017 fiscal year, Phebe received approximately US$2 million as well as in the 2017/2018 budget period, the hospital obtained US$ 2.0 million, and in the 2018/2019 national budget, the hospital got US$ 1.98 million. So, there is no need for the administration to cry foul for limited support.”Dr. Sibley specified that the referral hospital will need US$3 million to successfully operate, noting, “Can you imagine electricity power is switched off before 10:00 p.m., which is not unique to any hospital like Phebe.”“Without electricity, we will not be able to run this hospital and running such an institution on a generator is cost intensive,” Dr. Sibley said.“Patients who come to the hospital are normally given prescriptions to buy drugs, because of the prevailing situation. The hospital serves hundreds of patients on a daily basis, most of whom are from the low-income support background,” Dr. Sibley said.Dr. Sibley said the hospital uses 6,000 gallons of fuel every month, which is causing the administration a huge sum of money, adding, “because of this, we are indebted to our vendors that do not want to trust us any more.”He said money allotted to the hospital in the national budget is sliced to support the running of the School of Nursing, while the hospital spent pretty close to US$800,000 to maintain the school alone per year.As for the Nursing School, Sibley said that a few years ago, the government mandated the administration of the hospital to run the school free of charge with the sole purpose to bridge the human resource gap that existed in the health sector.“And during those years, things went fine with support from partners, but right now the partners that were supporting the program have had funding fatigue and the funding of this school is squarely in the hands of the government which is not adequate,” he said.The Phebe Hospital, opened in 1921, was built by a Christian institution,  the Lutheran Church. The Phebe School of Nursing was the first nursing school in the country. In spite of being looted during the civil-war, Phebe Hospital never stopped offering services during the civil crisis, “but this particular situation is more than the war, because patients are asked to buy drugs outside the hospital and sometimes they don’t find it; it is serious,” Dr. Sibley added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Housing crisis reflected in loans

first_img“So if a card holder is showing signs of distress, the lender can scale him back from a $15,000 line of credit to $7,500 and limit its exposure,” McBride said. “It’s not like a mortgage, where the money is out there; it’s lent.” Another reason the changes to consumer loans have been small so far is that markets related to consumer credit haven’t been as riled as those tied to mortgages, where growing defaults have prompted investors to shun mortgage-backed securities and have sent several dozen mortgage companies into bankruptcy. Because credit cards have not seen substantial increases in delinquencies, “we haven’t seen deterioration in the performance in credit card asset-backed securities,” said Cynthia Ullrich, a senior director in Fitch Ratings asset-backed securities group. Still, investors concerned about mortgage problems have demanded a slightly higher return on securities backed by credit card receivables in recent weeks to make up for a higher perceived risk, Wall Street analysts said. Those higher costs in the secondary market are being passed on to consumers, Chessen said, noting that financial institutions have the tools to raise rates for riskier customers while holding them down for those with better credit scores. Arnold, of CardRatings.com, said one card issuer has held the rate on its cards at 10.99 percent for customers with the best credit ratings; but those with poorer ratings will be paying interest of 18.99 percent, up from 17.99 percent just a few weeks ago, he said. “In terms of rates, the fallout from the subprime mortgage market has financial institutions practicing risk-based pricing,” he said. Although JP Morgan Chase’s Dimon discussed the steps his bank is taking, other credit card issuers were loath to reveal their credit terms. Asked about current conditions, Bank of America Corp. in Charlotte, N.C., said it “maintained consistent underwriting standards” and evaluated each credit application on the individual’s merits. USAA in San Antonio said it was monitoring the market “and will make changes if necessary,” and Discover Financial Services said delinquency rates remained at a record low so it hadn’t changed business practices.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One card issuer, for example, has reduced its introductory period for zero percent interest from “six months” to “up to six months,” Arnold said. Others are doing away with zero percent offers and going to teaser rates as high as 5.9 percent, Arnold said. James Chessen, chief economist with the American Bankers Association trade group in Washington, D.C., said of lenders: “We’ve also heard they’re taking a more careful look at people with less-than-stellar credit. There’s the feeling that the risk may have been underpriced in the past.” But the changes in consumer credit products are not anywhere near as extreme as those involving mortgages. The dollar amounts involved in credit lines and consumer loans are much smaller – often a fraction of a typical mortgage – and defaults haven’t been as worrisome. “What’s driving what’s happening in the mortgage market is the increase in delinquencies,” said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst with Bankrate.com in North Palm Beach, Fla. “These other products haven’t shown that surge, and they have protections in place.” Credit card issuers, for example, can raise the rate on a customer’s card with little notice or shut off the line of credit at any point, he said. NEW YORK – The stream of credit offers that have filled consumers’ mailboxes in recent years might be slowing just a bit. Although credit card issuers and other companies that lend to consumers have escaped the barrage of defaults that mortgage lenders have suffered, they’re nonetheless being more careful about whom they lend to, and under what terms. Some card issuers are raising interest rates, while others are cutting back offers to less-creditworthy customers or lowering credit limits. Personal and auto loans are also going through changes. Credit card companies and other lenders are extremely reluctant to reveal the changes they’re making, for competitive reasons. But Jamie Dimon, the president and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., told a recent conference with analysts that his bank, one of the nation’s largest card issuers, was cutting back on teaser rates and balance transfers and looking instead to profit from greater growth in existing accounts. “Lenders are obviously doing some tightening to protect themselves,” said Curtis Arnold, founder of CardRatings.com of Little Rock, Ark. Arnold said he was seeing “pretty subtle – but significant – changes” in credit card offerings. last_img read more

Man United have NO CHANCE of winning the league by playing the Van Gaal way, talkSPORT told

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Clive Allen has told talkSPORT Manchester United will have no chance of winning the Premier League this season if they continue with Louis van Gaal’s passing-heavy game plan.The Dutch boss was forced to defend himself last week after United legend Paul Scholes slammed his philosophy and revealed that he, and probably a number of other past Red Devils stars, would not enjoy playing in the current coach’s team.Ex-winger Andrei Kanchelskis has since also had a pop at Van Gaal, saying the former Netherlands boss makes his players play like robots, robbing them of the creativity and improvisation that was famed in the trophy-laden era of Sir Alex Ferguson.Responding to Scholes claims, Van Gaal insisted his side ARE exciting and ALWAYS take risks.But, after watching Man United’s stale and lifeless 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Allen disagrees.“I was at the Crystal Palace game at the weekend and I must say I was very disappointed with Manchester United,” the former England and Tottenham striker told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Their style is based on a passing game Van Gaal is preaching to them and it just seemed to me they were making passes for the sake of it.“I can understand the frustration from the supporters, it’s not the Man United we know, but they are in the mix at the top of the table, despite not playing particularly well.“Van Gaal has this history, he has a good track record and you think, can he use that to inspire the United team to win the Premier League?“But from what I saw on Saturday – no. Playing that way I don’t think they’re capable of winning the league this year.”last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES

first_imgThe prayers were answered. The sun shone. Lady Captains week arrived in a blaze of sun and humidity. The biggest week in our golf calendar started with the Categorised Scramble on Tuesday 7th August. This is designed with beginners and advanced beginners in mind to encourage them to take part in competitions and be a part of Lady Captains Week. The draw for the Lady Captains day followed in the club house and a busier night than normal as people waited eagerly to see who they’re playing partners and tee time would be. Celine Bradley, who loves an early morning start, holds the distinction for which there should be a prize, as being the 1st name pulled for the 4th year in succession.Thoughts then turned to Thursdays competition, the annual Party and Play in Fancy Dress and this years theme of Dots and Spots had many people thinking of the accolade of Best Dressed and the prestige this brings. The title is worn with pride for the next 12 months and without question the winners chic and stylish design is envied by golfers globally.The Lady Captains Mixed Competition is the start of the more serious side to the week. The timesheet was fully booked from 3pm such is the popularity of the event. The men were relaxed, the ladies wondering would they play as well on the following day! Lady Captains Day Sat 11th August started off with the fabulous array of home baked goodies supplied by all the volunteer bakers. Tea and coffee was kept in plentiful supply by Maureen Kelly, Francis Lawler and Mary McFadden to whom we are so appreciative and grateful. Thanks also to everyone who baked and brought all the wonderful home bakes and cakes. Lady Captains husband Noel, daughter Alisha were at hand all day registering golfers, taking photos, handing out goody bags! Not to forget thanks to Maureen Shanahan who skilfully and artistically writes up all the cards in calligraphy style. Paddy Carberry acted as starter for the day ensuring no delays would ensue and gave the last words of encouragement as ladies walked towards the 1st fairway, wondering why the ball did not end up where it was supposed to – ah yes, it was windy. Good to have the answer ready!No answer was needed for Anne Condon who is the 2012 Winner of Lady Captain Angela Kilgallens Prize with 39 points. A worthy winner who works endlessly and tirelessly on behalf of the club, Anne informed us all in her victory speech that it was the ’brain food’ she has been consuming all week that aided her course management. The recipe was downloaded from the internet and apparently there was also a lesson with Seamus Clinton in the mix too! Ladies then turned their attention to having the best night ever at the Lady Captains Night with dinner, music and dancing, as only the ladies from Letterkenny Golf Club can do in style. Thoughts are already turning to the 2013 Centenary Year!Winners :Lady Captains Prize: Winner: Anne Condon (22) 39 points. 2nd Angela Bradley (11) 39 points. Gross Tracy Spence (13) 25 Gross points. 3rd Eileen Keating (18) 37 points B.O.T. 4th Catherine Ryan (36) 37 points B.O.T.Category Prizes: Cat 1 (0-18) Celine Bradley (17) 37 points. Cat 2 (19-28) Elaine Russell (20) 37 points. Cat 3 ( 29-36) Connie Redden (34) 36 points.Back 9 Anne Cannon (14) 19 points. Front 9 Marian O’Sullivan (11) 24 points.Committee Prize Karen Crawford (29) 33 points. Past Captains Kay Kelly (24) 36 points. Best Granny Nuala McGarrigle (20) 36 points. Non Qualifiers: Anne Kerr 14 points B.O.T. Secret Hole: Bridget McClafferty. Nearest the Pin at the 5th Jennifer McColgan. Longest Drive at the 12th Elaine Russell.Guest Gents: Mr Captain Niall O’Donnell 26 points. Lady Visitor: Deirdre Hensey Portsalon Golf Club 31 points. Visiting Lady Captain Bridgin McDaid Otway Golf Club 38 points. Lady Captains Prize to the Men: 1st Brendan Duffy 40 points B.O.T., 2nd Gerard Duffy 40 points Gross David McCormack 29 gross points 3rd Joe Terry 38 points B.O.T. Cat 4: Ciaran Clerkin 36 points.Mixed Foursomes: 1st Anthony Delap and Celine Markey 48.1. 2nd Eamonn O’Carroll and Eileen Keating 49.7. 3rd Barry Ramsey and Eithne Diver 50.3.Dates for your diary are: Tues 21st Donegal Printing Open. Thurs 23rd : August Medal: Fri 24th Mixed Foursomes Open: Sat 25th: Letterkenny Club Classic.Best wishes to Mr President Padraic Munnelly for his day on Saturday 18th August. May the sun shine brightly! GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES was last modified: August 13th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Ladies Golf Club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Reserve and Senior teams both suffered deafeat against Four Masters in Donegal Town on Sunday. There will be no more league games until after the All Ireland Final.All requests for All Ireland Final tickets must be given in writing or by email to Sharon McGinty by Monday 10th September. Email mcgintysharon@eircom.net, priority will be given to club members (1 ticket per member). The club would like all members and supporters to get the bunting and flags up for the county team as soon as possible.Lotto numbers for Monday 3/9/2012 were 4,6,8,and 17. Match 2 winner Kate McGlynn, Glenfinn. Next week’s jackpot €1,140. Sellers Gerorge Simmons and Joe Devine. The Under 15’s had a good victory over Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday evening in Glenswilly. They now advance to the semi final.There will be a Junior A championship game between Milford and Downings in Glenswilly on Sunday 9th at 3pm. Stewards are required to help, anyone available please be at the clubhouse by 2pm.The monthly club meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Monday 10th at 9pm sharp.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 4th, 2012 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 Club noteslast_img read more

COLEMAN’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER GIVES EVERTON VICTORY

first_imgDONEGAL native Seamus Coleman scored a stunning goal for his side Everton in the English Premier League today to send his team into the top four.The Killybegs man fired in a 65th wonder goal from 25 yards to give the Merseysiders the lead at Swansea.The Welsh side equalised but Ross Barkley hit a great free kick four minutes from time to give Everton all three points. Ian Holloway, who took Coleman to Blackpool on loan from Everton in the Donegal man’s first season in England, described the defender as one of the best in Europe.“I think he’s got every potential to play for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, but I believe Everton will go there,” said Holloway.“With Roberto Martinez in charge, I think he’s exactly what he needs.“He’ll love how the manager plays the game, he’ll learn from him and he’s only getting better and better. “There’s not many better full-backs in any other country.”Holloway said Coleman’s Irish upbringing made him a special player who stands out from the crowd.“When someone gets in a team and does so well, and keeps progressing, there’s normally a dip somewhere, where they go backwards. He just hasn’t had that.“Is that just ability? I don’t think so. It’s him as a person too.“You need all the details; hard-working, a good upbringing; he’s got all that and a bit more. “I’ve seen it in lots of players in my career, but his spirit was infectious and he never once moaned. He appreciates life. Some of the players are spoiled, but he just wants to win. He’s one of the best players you could hope to get.”COLEMAN’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER GIVES EVERTON VICTORY was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 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:evertongoalseamus colemanSwansealast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – DONEGAL TO USE TOP GOLF RESORT FOR TRAINING CAMP

first_imgDonegal are putting the final touches to their preparations for their All-Ireland assault with a five day stay at the exclusive Lough Erne Golf Resort in Fermanagh.Jimmy McGuinnessThe party will total 50 which will include a sizeable playing panel, doctors, medics, masseurs and management.The Belfast Telegraph reports the costs could be in the region of €20,000. The Lough Erne venue has no football fields available to Donegal, but they could host their training sessions through the use of local club facilities.Located a few miles outside Enniskillen towards the Donegal border, the Lough Erne resort is a high-end venue that hosted the G8 summit and world leaders last summer.Its golf resort was designed by Nick Faldo while Rory McIlroy is rather famously its touring professional.There are a number of team-building activities the group may consider while there for light relief from all the tactical training, such as raft-building on Lough Erne, Four by Four driving and Laser Clay shooting. The hotel also has a number of purpose-built conference rooms, ideal for hosting strategy meetings as Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his backroom team figure out how to decode Kerry on September 21.Last month, then-Armagh manager Paul Grimley took his squad to Lough Erne the weekend ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal and they trained in Brewster Park, Enniskillen, on the Saturday morning. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – DONEGAL TO USE TOP GOLF RESORT FOR TRAINING CAMP was last modified: September 9th, 2014 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:donegalFermanaghLough Erne Resortlast_img read more