DREAM DRAW FOR HARPS IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgFinn Harps have been handed a dream draw after they were paired to play the winners of Avondale/St.Michael’s  in the FAI cup quarter-final.Harps earned a fantastic away victory against Wexford Youths on Friday winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Tommy Mc Monagle and Michael Funston.Their reward for that victory is a meeting with the only non-league sides left in the competition. Harps would be hot favourites to overcome either of the minnows, although an away draw is a logistical nightmare for Ollie Horgan and his charges.Avondale are based in Cork while St.Michael’s are from Tipperary, and with the game being scheduled to be played on a Sunday afternoon, it will be an early start for the Ballybofey side.Avondale and St.Michael’s play each other in their replay tonight, so Harps will know exactly who they’ll face later this evening.  DREAM DRAW FOR HARPS IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsnewssoccerSportlast_img read more

Chabane was ‘a quiet strategist who worked for the people’

first_img20 March 2015Deputy President Cyril Rampahosa has called for a national song to be composed to celebrate the late Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane’s passion for humanity and zest for life.“To calm our deep-felt agony, we must find among our youth, artists who will take Minister Chabane’s harmonica and mbira to remind us of both the beauty and fragility of life,” Ramaphosa said at the official memorial service for the late minister, held at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria on Thursday.Chabane passed away on Sunday, 15 March, with two of his protectors – Sergeants Lesiba Sekele and Lawrence Lentsoane – in an accident on the N1 between Mokopane and Polokwane in Limpopo province.Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial service including Chabane’s wife, Mavis, AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, former President Nelson Mandela’s wife Graca Machel and government ministers.‘Unassailable optimism’Ramaphosa said Chabane had played the struggle, politics and his government work in the same the way he did his music – with great talent, commitment and certainty; but also with unassailable optimism, emotion, and a beguiling mixture of shyness and humour.“His compassion made him genuinely concerned about improving the lives of all South Africans, and this in turn led to him to being passionate about improving the performance of government,” Ramaphosa said.Chabane was one of the first people to assist when Limpopo was hit by floods along with neighbouring Mozambique in 2000. He was the MEC responsible for roads in the province at the time.“He spent whole nights in the pouring rain together with his department’s road maintenance units, battling to find a way across raging rivers, so that isolated communities could be reached,” Ramaphosa said.‘Genuine humility’A few months ago when a hospital in Limpopo had problems with its water supply during the weekend, Chabane travelled to the hospital, which was about 500km away, to arrange water for the hospital.He described the late minister as a man who was possessed with genuine confidence that only came with genuine humility.Chabane was humble, unassuming and committed to the struggle of South Africans people for a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa, the deputy president said. “We know him to have been a quiet strategist in an occupation often given to populism and deafening rhetoric.“His comrades trusted him, had confidence in his abilities, and admired his work ethic. He was devoted to the ideals of our movement and the task of achieving a better life for all.”Agent for changeRamaphosa commended Chabane for being a good listener and for always being open to hearing others’ points of view.Chabane had natural curiosity and his love to debate was combined with his desire to continuously gain a better understanding of everything, Ramaphosa said. “He did not think that he knew it all, he was very much aware that he might be wrong about some things and he was willing to change his views on the basis of being presented with new evidence.”Chabane passed away at a time when he was hard at work to develop a new cadre of public servants that grasp their role as change agents.Ramaphosa said Chabane had left a proud and enduring legacy as he pioneered the outcomes monitoring and national evaluation system in government.Minister Chabane be laid to rest on Saturday at Xikundzu village in Malamulele, Limpopo. The Presidency announced on Tuesday that Chabane would receive a category one official funeral at the weekend.President Jacob Zuma has ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast across the country on Saturday, the day of the funeral.The Presidency said a special email address had been created “to ensure that all messages reach the President and later the Chabane family”. You can email [email protected] of the public can send messages of support on social media, using the hashtag #RIPMinChabane. Send tweets to @PresidencyZA or write messages on the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa’s Facebook page.Source: SAnewslast_img read more

Dow’s sponsorship for London Olympics sparks outrage

first_imgThe London Olympics organisers’ move to name controversial Dow Chemical Company “with the blood of Bhopal on its hands” as a sponsor of the 2012 Games has sparked outrage amongst campaigners fighting for justice. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has announced that Dow Chemical would fund a “spectacular” seven million pounds artwork “wrap” around the stadium throughout next year’s Games, the Express.co.uk reported. The decision has outraged campaigners fighting for up to 5,000 people who died in devastating chemical leak in Bhopal in 1984, the report said. Dow Chemical bought Union Carbide Corporation, whose former Indian subsidiary ran the doomed plant, in 2001. The company, embroiled in a compensation wrangle over Bhopal, said the $470 million compensation settlement reached by Union Carbide in 1989 was final. On average the families of those who died received roughly 1,400 pounds. It has insisted it is not liable and has refused to pay more or to clear toxic waste from the site.Slamming the company, victims’ campaigners say children are still being born maimed because of poisons that continue to pollute the city’s groundwater. They are backing a number of criminal and civil court cases against Union Carbide. “Our terrible legacy is by no means over. Our children are still suffering,” the report quoted them as saying. They are also urging widespread protests, including a “Bhopal Olympics” involving disabled children. The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make a formal complaint to his British counterpart David Cameron. “By dealing with a corporation like Dow, which has the blood of Bhopal on its hands, the reputation of the London Games and its legacy will be tarnished,” spokeswoman Rachna Dhingra said.  Aslam against Dow’s association with 2012 London Olympics Former Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan on Monday urged the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Sports Ministry to convince the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to cancel the Dow Chemicals deal of sponsoring seven million pound artwork “wrap” around the main stadium for the 2012 London Olympics, PTI adds from Bhopal. Aslam said the disaster, which was a direct result of the leak of gas from it in 1984, had led to the loss of around 15,000 lives and left about six lakh injured. Stating that the feelings of the people of Bhopal would be hurt if Dow Chemicals was allowed to be associated with the Olympics in any manner, the former Olympian said, “If the LOCOG carries out the deal with Dow Chemicals, we will ask the government to boycott the 2012 Olympics.”  – With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Passing first test

first_imgLATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Matthew Wright against Blackwater defenders. PBA IMAGESTwo teams made their tournament debuts in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night, but only one ended up satisfied with the result.Phoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas, in fact, seemed pretty amazed at how his team held off a young and pesky Blackwater side, 103-98, at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra has picked up veteran Jared Dillinger after the former national team standout was dropped to the unrestricted free agent pool by Meralco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ The Bolts leaned on a strong third quarter to seize control of the game and not even the 31-point output of Rain or Shine import Denzel Bowles could alter the outcome.Matthew Wright scored a team-best 22 points for Phoenix, 16 of which came in the third period, where he lit the wick of a strong breakaway for the Fuel Masters, who also exploited the sudden absence of leadership on the Elite’s bench.Former best import Rob Dozier and Jason Perkins then took charge in the final period, holding off repeated rallies by Blackwater there.“I expected it,” Alas said when asked about Blackwater’s rally down the stretch. “They’re not 3-0 for nothing. They worked for it. They’re deep. They have three marquee players for nearly every position.”Blackwater, which lost for the first time in four games, kept it close for two quarters before losing momentum when coach Aris Dimaunahan was ejected for flagrant misconduct.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I was looking at the stat sheet and we nearly did everything we had hoped to do,” Alas said.The Fuel Masters were the No. 1 team at the end of the elimination round of the Philippine Cup but lost in a semifinal duel with eventual champion San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe No. 2 team at the end of the same round then was Rain or Shine, which lost to eventual all-Filipino runner-up Magnolia also in the semifinals.Unlike the Fuel Masters, though, the Elasto Painters didn’t get the midseason conference debut they wanted after dropping a 91-84 to steady Meralco in the second game. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Thurman must be told why he’s ‘B’ side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

TCI Ready medical program launched five years strong

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIReadyprogramlaunch Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Launch of ‘TCI Ready’ program; a dynamic partnership between TCI Hospitals, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education including medical centers in the private sector and health departments of TCIG.  Dr. Jameiko Harvey touts the program, in its fifth year, as an ideal launch pad for medical careers.  “Anyone that has an interest in the health profession, whether it be from the front office all the way up to the doctorate level, we try to make the opportunity available for them, and part of what we do is actually,  we give them a number of areas to rotate through, and by the end of the program it gives them a good idea as to  what goes on in different areas.”Daniel Carrier, CEO of TCI Hospitals reported that 80% manpower at their facilities is TCI, but it drops to 35% when it comes to the technical areas.  “It’s very important for us to have a comprehensive manpower plan where we can accommodate these people when they have graduated and bring them back to their country of origin here in the TCI so they can work gainfully and be part of the healthcare team.”Health Minister Edwin Astwood says this clinical experience gives TCI medical scholars an edge even at the tertiary level.  “When I first did Medical Technology at the University of Medical Technology in Jamaica, the top students were those who had that experience.”  The Minister gave high commendation to the 17 rotations which the select students will be exposed to and calls for the program’s originator, Dr. Jameiko Harvey to add special needs and care for the elderly to the curriculum to potentially inspire careers for those sectors.   Education Minister Josephine Connolly endorsed the program and agreed that students taking part in the Clinical Exploration TCI Ready Observership program are more likely to get a TCIG scholarship.  Flow was also on hand as a major monetary sponsor of the program. #MagneticMediaNews#TCIReadyprogramlaunch Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more