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first_imgCarlos Alcaraz has been one of the nice sensations within the little that has been disputed of the season in tennis on this 2020. The younger tennis participant from Murcia achieved his first victory on the ATP circuit on the age of 16 on the Rio Open and continues coaching to proceed including successes below the command of Juan Carlos Ferrero.In an interview with the ATP, Ferrero analyzed Alcaraz’s model of play, which he compares for his model of play with gamers like Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. “He is very aggressive on a regular basis. Play close to the underside line. He is not the everyday tennis participant who solely performs on clay. He additionally likes taking part in on exhausting courts and loves taking part in on grass. Final yr was the primary time he performed on grass and he favored it. He loves to end the factors on the web. At first, after I met him, he was satisfied that his finest degree was on clay, however I believe he is now enhancing so much on exhausting court docket and I believe he can have the next degree on this floor, it might be fantastic. He is very aggressive from the again of the court docket and wants to enhance his serve slightly. However at 16 he does very nicely. If I’ve to evaluate him to somebody, his game is very similar to that of Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. He is aggressive from the underside of the monitor and goes up to the web to end the purpose. “Ferrero highlights the actual fact that Alcaraz has at all times confronted older gamers and his nice bodily capacity. “The very fact is that he has at all times competed in opposition to uncles older than him. He used to play with older gamers. Within the match in opposition to Ramos in Rio, he was 32 and Carlos was 16, and clearly an important factor for him is that he has improved so much bodily. That is the rationale why he was in a position to be within the match for 3 and a half hours and can play in opposition to gamers who’re older than him. “He additionally highlights his nice hand play and his capacity to run on the monitor. “He has very quick palms. He performs very exhausting with the backhand and the best on a regular basis. He is very quick going for the ball on the court docket and that is why he can play at a really excessive charge in opposition to these guys. In Rio we practice with Dusan Lajovic, Roberto Carballés and Dominic Thiem, and he is one of these guys who can play on the identical tempo because the participant on the opposite facet of the monitor. “ The extenista additionally revealed how he found Alcaraz when he was simply 14 years previous. “We held many tournaments on the JC Ferrero-Equelite Sports activities Academy. I noticed him for the primary time throughout a match and it helped that he lived very shut to the academy, in Murcia, an hour from right here. So it was simple to see him play video games. I bear in mind seeing him play video games at ITF Futures when he was 14 years previous and he scored his first level within the ATP Rankings. I used to be going to watch video games and I heard that there was a child with so much of degree with solely 14 years previous, so I drove to see him. His agent is the identical as Pablo Carreño’s and he trains on the academy, so that helped to have a great relationship with him and carry him to our staff. “Ferrero desires to take strain off Alcaraz, who many already think about to be the subsequent Rafa Nadal regardless of being 16 years previous. “He often hears so much that he is going to be the subsequent Rafa Nadal. It will likely be tough for him to do issues usually, to be calm and not to say ‘why are they telling me this?’ However he is already used to it as a result of many individuals right here in Spain inform him that he would be the subsequent Rafa Nadal. He is used to it and follows his personal path by working exhausting and making an attempt to make his personal race. In Spain it was way back that we had somebody 16 or 17 years previous taking part in at this degree. However the staff is by his facet, we strive to make a circle round him to strive to assist him take strain off, calm him down, do issues usually and go his personal means. “Requested if Alcaraz can attain the extent of different younger skills resembling Auger-Aliassime or Sinner, Ferrero believes he can. “It’s very unusual, you possibly can’t discover many individuals who at 16 can play at that degree so simply. A yr and a half in the past I used to be taking part in in juniors and I haven’t seen Carlos’s game. I believe it might be just like the instances of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner, who’ve already succeeded regardless of their youth. He is motivated to play these varieties of tournaments and these varieties of matches. It is crucial for him to be motivated and one of the keys is the staff round him, who helps him and retains him motivated on a regular basis to assist him be an expert on the monitor. “Lastly, Ferrero acknowledged Alcaraz’s psychological power whereas admitting that he tends to get nervous throughout his ward’s matches. “His psychological power has taken an amazing leap. Bodily he is stronger than after I met him however his psychological power has improved probably the most. I’ve battled and performed a number of video games with him. I’m on the monitor all day and I can see his progress over the previous yr. When he performs, I’m nervous, as a result of once you work with somebody daily and you set targets for them early within the yr, you need them to attain these targets. When he performs I get nervous. As a participant he used to be calm, though now I get nervous seeing him. “last_img read more

first_imgHurdling standout Kaliese Spencer says she was excited, following news that she had signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Puma and is hoping to inspire young females through this new platform.”I have known Puma for many years throughout their partnership with the JAAA. I like them and their people; they are great support to have around, more like a family, really,” Spencer was quoted in a media release issued yesterday.”I am excited to be a part of PUMA as it increases its focus on women, and I hope that involving female athletes in the campaign will inspire young girls to hit the track. I look forward to doing great things with my new PUMA family,” Spencer added.There were no details in yesterday’s statement, but when pressed about the length of the agreement, Spencer’s executive manager, Marvin Anderson – the recently retired sprinter – said that the 28-year-old would retire a Puma athlete.Anderson noted that the deal underlines her marketability, while noting that it will allow her to focus on meeting her objectives this season.”This deal reaffirms how consistent she has been over the years, all the hard work that she has done over the past ten years,” said Anderson during an interview with The Gleaner.”She is in a really good frame of mind. She is at the right place. She is focused on doing well at the games. Everything she is doing now is geared towards going to the Olympics in Rio and doing well there,” he added.Spencer, who joined the Bert Cameron-led Cameron Blazers training group at the end of last season, now adds her name to the Puma roster, which also includes fellow Jamaican athletes Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Hansle Parchment.FEMALE AUDIENCESpencer’s addition comes at a point when the German brand has increased its focus on its female audience with the launch of its SS16 training campaign with 2015 US NCAA 100m Champion, Jenna Prandini and Australian sprint hurdler, Michelle Jenneke also among its ranks.Spencer, who will compete at this weekend’s Drake Relays before flying out to Qatar for the Doha Diamond League meet next week, finished fourth at the London Olympic Games in 2012, as well as at the Berlin (2009) and Daegu (2011) World Championships. With 22 wins on the Diamond League circuit, Spencer is the most successful track athlete ever in the series. She also has the second most top three finishes (32).Spencer won Diamond Race trophies for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons.Pascal Rolling, head of sports marketing, Running at Puma noted, “Kaliese is another great addition to Puma as she embodies the brand’s distinctive attitude, especially through her determination to succeed.””She has been competing internationally for 10 years now and is at the top of her game. This, combined with her likable nature and personality, make her a perfect fit for Puma,” added Rolling.”Puma today announced it has signed an endorsement deal with Kaliese Spencer. The 28-year-old 400m hurdler will join Puma’s roster of athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” the release continued.Spencer won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships and was second in the 400m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships.last_img read more

first_imgFDA Managing Director Darlington Tuagben (left)By Leroy M. Sonpon IIIMembers of the Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget and Public Accounts have expressed disappointment over the bottleneck at the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) causing the delay of the distribution of over L$92m to affected communities across the country since 2015.The Joint Committee Chairman, Rep. Prince Moye, and eleven (11) lawmakers frowned at the FDA for creating unnecessary and technical barriers and economic hardship by denying affected communities access to their respective benefits from logging companies operating in their communities.The angry lawmakers included representatives Thomas Fallah, Jeremiah Koung, Gabriel Smith, Johnson Chea, Edward Karfiah and Aaron Vincent.Others are senators Morris Saytumah, J-Gbleh Bo Brown, Andrew Jaye, Daniel Naatehn and Dr. Peter Coleman.The representatives and senators voiced their anger during the Budget Hearing of the Expenditure Component of the FDA yesterday.The resentment stemmed from a report from the FDA managing director, Darlington Tuagben, on the Community Forestry Development Committee (CFDC).The managing director told lawmakers that even though the FDA has oversight, a group is responsible for the distribution, headed by Mr. Matthias Yenay of the NGO Coalition.FDA’s chief accountant Joseph Koon, who is also the secretary of the group, told lawmakers, however, that the benefits for the affected communities date back to 2009, but the money was finally released during the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 Budgets.He said US$250,000 (L$22,250,000) and US$680,000 (L$70,315,000) were respectively released.Since the money was released, he said the group has been working tirelessly to identify the affected communities and their projects in order to pay them.The Joint Committee has mandated the FDA to provide a detailed report on the criteria for communities to benefit and the full listing of communities and counties.The committee also mandated the FDA to provide a report on the Norwegian off-budget support, to the tune of US$15m, and the US$37m intended for the FDA and other ministries and agencies.The FDA is expected to furnish the report on Thursday, June 15.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgOil and gasHaving received some staunch criticism from the Opposition regarding its reluctance to provide information about the nascent oil and gas sector to the general public, the Government, through the Natural Resources Ministry, has responded claiming that it has done its best to provide as much information as possible.Opposition Leader Bharat JagdeoThe Natural Resources Ministry on Wednesday said that there was evidence that the Government has been more open to sharing information, engaging citizens, and accepting criticism than the previous Administration. The Ministry used the release of several oil contracts, including ExxonMobil’s, as one example of being transparent and open.In addition to making the contracts available to the public, the Ministry said that it has also conducted public outreaches throughout Guyana to inform residents of developments in the oil and gas and natural resources sector and these were ongoing. Each of these sessions, it said, was well attended and questions asked by residents were answered factually and honestly.But in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Opposition, it noted that there is still no word yet on the promised Local Content Policy. It accused Government of name-dropping titles of international agencies to somehow lend believability to the notion that it was addressing the matter diligently. But instead, Guyanese are still unaware about what the final drafts will look like and when they will be ready.In response to that particular criticism, the Ministry said in the process of developing a Local Content Policy, it has engaged a number of organisations, including five Chambers of Commerce, the University of Guyana, other ministries, professional associations, and individuals.“These engagements allowed persons the opportunity to make their contributions towards a Local Content Policy for the oil and gas sector. The second draft of the policy is now available for perusal by the public on the following websites: and,” it added.In an effort to prove Government’s openness and willingness to share information, the Ministry also stated that the records of the National Assembly will show that Minister Trotman and Minister Simona Broomes have appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources on several occasions, and have had frank presentations that addressed the developments in the oil and gas sector.But the Opposition had made reference to the promises of building a US$500 million onshore supply base that was supposed to be erected at Crab Island, in the Berbice River, in 2017. Additionally, the Opposition said Government has not named the village earmarked for the gas project as though it is a State secret. This particular observation was not addressed in the Government press statement.Another point raised by the Opposition was the fact that for three years, Guyanese were told about legislation coming to the National Assembly that included the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). This was supposed to come before the end of 2016, but it is now 2018 and it is still nowhere close to being finished.The Opposition had also reminded that Guyanese were told that the oil and gas sector will be treated in an apolitical manner, but were met with a Petroleum Commission Bill, which vests obscene levels of control in the hands of the Minister responsible for oil.last_img read more

first_img– says he does not comment on things people saySpeaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland on Monday refused to respond to comments made by former House Speaker Ralph Ramkarran on his decision to disallow questions raised by the parliamentarySpeaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton ScotlandOpposition on pardoned prisoners.Dr Scotland is currently facing criticism from both the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and, more recently, Ramkarran on the decision he took last week, to disallow questions raised by PPP Executive Member Anil Nandall.Last week, the Speaker, through the Clerk of the National Assembly, informed Nandlall that his question regarding details on prisoners President David Granger has or intends to release, could not be allowed as those questions were “an abuse of the right of questioning”.The Speaker came under fire from the parliamentary Opposition, particularly its leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Nandlall. Jagdeo said the Speaker was operating in favour of the Government.Dr Scotland on Monday, however, made it plain to Guyana Times that while he was Speaker and has the right to speak, he would not respond to the comments and views of anyone.“You know, you should not ask me that here. I would not comment on anyone’s view on anything. I did not read it, I did not read it and even if I did, I would not comment. I do not comment on things anyone says. I don’t comment on political party or anything anyone says,” he told Guyana Times.Former Speaker Ramkarran in his online blog Conversation Tree over the weekend said that while the Speaker was not required to, and did not give any reasons for his ruling, it is customary that they give explanation for their rulings, in order to demonstrate that their decisions were based on rational considerations. This effort was intended to limit allegations of bias.He explained that the Standing Orders did not define what an abuse of the right to question is, but among the 15 rules stated, he singled out Standing Order 20(2) which states that, ” If the Speaker is of the opinion that any Question of which a Member has given notice to the Clerk or which a Member has sought permission to ask without notice, is an abuse of the right of questioning or infringes any of the provisions of this or any other Standing Order, he or she may direct that it be printed or asked with such alterations as he or she may direct; or that the Member concerned be informed that the Question is inadmissible.“The Speaker is, therefore, clearly seeing something that we are not. And the fact that he did not direct any alterations means that he felt that the questions were inadmissible in their entirety,” Ramkarran opined.The Senior Counsel, who served as House Speaker for more than 10 years, said that these issues would never have arisen had President Granger released the names and other particulars of the persons whom he had pardoned in response to questions rightly posed to him.Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo, addressing a news conference last Wednesday, said his Party, through the National Assembly, has been trying to get the list of names for those persons who were released by President Granger last year. This has not been forthcoming.Some 71 persons, male and female, are said to have been released by the President, since he took office.Jagdeo said while the Head of State has the power to make such decisions, it is still the right of the public to be in the know.last_img read more

first_imgA man who was caught by Gardai in Donegal after he fled from an attempted bombing in Derry has been jailed for 25 years.Dissident republican Sean McVeigh was jailed for planting a bomb under the car of a PSNI officer in Co Derry in 2015. McVeigh, of Victoria Gardens in Lurgan, Co Armagh, was convicted earlier this month of the attempted murder of the off-duty officer.The 38 year old was also found guilty at his non-jury trial at Belfast Crown Court of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life.The murder bid was foiled when the PSNI officer’s wife raised the alarm at their home in the Eglinton area of Co Derry in the early hours of June 18 2015.McVeigh was arrested by gardaí in Killygordon following a car chase a short time later.Man arrested in Donegal following bomb plot is jailed for 25 years was last modified: March 8th, 2019 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:bombcourtGardaiKillygordonPSNISEAN MCVEIGHlast_img read more

first_imgMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has said the European Union must intensify efforts to help combat cyber-bullying and to encourage safe internet use among children in Europe.MEP Pat The Cope GallagherThe Donegal politician said the results of a recent study into internet use by children is “deeply concerning.”The European Commission sponsored study called “Net Children Go Mobile” was completed recently following two years of research in five EU countries: Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Italy and Romania. The study specifically examined the use of the internet on mobile internet devices such as smartphones and tablets by children ranging from ages 9 to 16.The principle findings of the “Net Children Go Mobile” Report are as follows:· 31% of 11 to 16 year-olds have had exposure to negative user generated content (such as posts, comments, pictures or videos on social network sites).· 30% of 11 to 16 year-olds have communicated online with someone they have not met face to face before. · 29% of 11 to 16 year-olds have viewed sexual images off and online.· 27% of children aged 9-16 report being bullied on- or offline. The number of children who reported any form of cyber-bullying on the internet or via mobile phones is 14%.Mr Gallagher said the study highlights that cyber-bullying is a pervasive and growing problem among young people, and the numbers affected have been increasing as more children have access to internet-enabled mobile devices.“Moreover, the exposure by young children to negative aspects of the internet including communicating with someone the child has not previously met in person has increased due to the more prevalent use of mobile internet devices.“In order to combat this growing trend the European Union needs to take much greater action, to raise awareness and to decrease risks by funding educational programmes in each EU Member State aimed at preventing cyber-bullying and encouraging the safe use of the internet.” “Limited funding is currently available under the European Commission supported Daphne III Programme, which aims to protect children from all forms of violence. However, the “Net Children Go Mobile” study adds further credence to the pressing need for a specialised EU wide programme focused on the fight against cyber-bullying.”EU MUST INTENSIFY ITS EFFORTS AGAINST RISING CYBER-BULLYING – MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: April 8th, 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:cyber-bullyingMEPPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgWriter Julietta JamesonSydney Morning Herald reporter Julietta Jameson recently spent some time in Donegal. To say she was impressed is a bit of an understatement. Here is her account of her time spent in our wonderful county. “Three children are giggling musically as they take turns to roll down a grassy levee that rises to meet the gravel drive out front of Rathmullan House, a lovely old mansion hotel on the shore of a fjord near Ireland’s most northerly tip. At the advancing crunch of my tyres, they pick themselves up and form an excited line, then give a a hearty wave as I pull up. “We’re on holiday,” one of them exclaims with a beaming smile the second I step out of my car.Juliette loved Donegal’s coastline including Ardara.“It’s the weekend when not just those children, but all of Northern Ireland is on holiday, the commemoration of Orangemen’s Day. “And if they’re not at home marching, then they’re by the seaside here in County Donegal,” a service station attendant had told me earlier in the day. Given that Donegal is unique to the Republic of Ireland in that it shares a tiny bit of its border with one compatriot county and the rest of it with three United Kingdom counties, its coast represents the closest seaside for many a Northern Irish. Just on a practical level, it makes sense that they would come here. But there’s a transcendent quality to the Donegal coast that makes me think: if you had the choice to holiday here, why would you holiday anywhere else? “Ireland generally is a country of gob-smacking beauty, but Donegal is the Ireland I always imagined from those storybooks and poems of my childhood: vibrant fields that look like slicks of thick green oil paint; impossibly pretty (and preserved) villages full of white wash and burgeoning window boxes; rambling forests that may or may not be enchanted and waterfalls lurking in mysterious glens; sparkling lakes and monolithic mountains; ancient ruins everywhere and, in the parts I’m touring, the constant presence of the Atlantic Ocean, glistening a surprisingly tropical blue thanks to the white, white sand of the coastline.“How to take it all in? The best itineraries, I reckon, have a treasure hunt aspect to them. They don’t need enormous amounts of research – they just need to take you somewhere, preferably off the beaten track. And so here I am in County Donegal, touring its coast, the northern most stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a 2500-kilometre, newly defined driving experience. And I’ve got some treasure in mind.“In my childhood home we had a brown wooden statue of a long-necked seal-like creature with green diamante eyes – a selkie, Mum said, a figure of Celtic myth, a seal that can shed its skin and take human form. I loved that little ornament and always loved the idea of the shape-shifting selkies in the Irish fairytales we were fed. Years later, one of my favourite film makers, John Sayles, made a movie about selkies set in Donegal, called The Secret of Roan Inish.“The locations in which the film was shot were magnificent but I knew not where – it came out in 1994, before Google enabled us to find out everything. Then in 2014 the opportunity arose for me to travel to Donegal and a quick bit of research revealed it had been shot in two primary locations: the small coastal villages of Rosbeg and Portnoo. (What a difference two decades of technology make.) “So on my first day in Donegal I set the GPS to “avoid highways”, punch in Rosbeg and Portnoo and that robotic voice is wonderfully, pushing me up hill and down dale, left, right, left again along skinny back roads and farm lanes lined with overgrown hedgerows full of wild fuchsia and ferns that break to reveal sweeping views of the Atlantic.“It’s not long till I pass through the postcard-perfect town of Ardara, backed by the vast V of the glacially-carved Glengesh Pass. Ardara is home to a hugely popular annual walkers’ festival and on this summer day, there are plenty getting in early practice. The road to Rosbeg is peppered with happy pedestrians.“The Wild Atlantic Way, at least this bit of it, is not a singular thing like say, the Great Ocean Road. Particularly in Donegal, where the land meets the sea in a raggedy and ripped fraying, it can be a matter of choice. The super quick, super smooth N56 gets you easily and quickly south to north from Donegal Town to Letterkenny, the most populous of County Donegal centres, but ocean-side of it is where the Wild Atlantic Way winds, a series of labyrinthine narrow roads that hug bulbous peninsulas, ribbon-like inlets and star-shaped harbours.“Rosbeg and Portnoo share one of the little peninsulas and the road to it from Ardara soon narrows to a twisting, turning single lane challenge. But how I gasp when I catch a glimpse of Rosbeg with each twist. And then I’m finally down into the tiny hamlet, a collection of houses fronted by sandy beaches sheltered in jagged rock formations. I finally find a spot to pull my car off the thin road and get talking to the sole family on the beach nearby. I ask when it gets busy. “It’s a big holiday weekend in the north. This is busy,” one member says, then adds, “Buses can’t get down here. One or two have tried.”“I sit in the rocks for a while and feast on the peace and the textures and colours: white marble against black rock, vibrant lichens, seaweed and moss, heather fluffy as down underfoot and carpets of wildflowers of purple, yellow, pink and white. And that squeaky, creamy sand. The only sounds, apart from the lap of the ocean are the tinkle of boats and some kids playing badminton on the lawn outside a house on a nearby hill. I’m coming back here, I think. “I push on to Portnoo on a track that hugs the coast in parts and cuts through stone-fence crossed paddocks in others. The Portnoo reveal is another gasp-worthy moment: the town gazes out to a huge expanse of white sand and the grassy paddock of Inishkeel, sea-locked except at low tide when you can walk on the sand out to it. I get talking to some locals sunning themselves outside a roadside holiday bungalow and tell them of my Secret of Roan Inish quest. “Some of the film was shot on Inishkeel,” one says.“But you know Roaninish is a real place,” another says. “It’s a little island and a nature reserve. We often go out there on the boat for a picnic. On a clear day you can see it from the main house.” Without hesitation and without me asking, she takes me up to the main house balcony but alas, the day is not clear enough to see Roaninish. We have a lovely cup of tea. And it’s enough to know it’s out there.“In the ensuing days I explore more of the Donegal coast’s myriad wonders: the dramatic cliffs at Slieve League, the craic in beautiful Donegal Town and Killybegs harbour, the startling brutal rise of Errigal mountain. There are gasps aplenty.“And then I arrive at Rathmullan House, hidden in the back of a perfect Irish seaside village, down a long woodland drive, a seaside manor worthy of the Mitfords. There are couple strolling arm in arm with their dogs at their feet, others reading newspapers while sipping beers as their children play on the lawn. From my room with its view of Lough Swilly fjord, I spy the little girl who greeted me earlier, still there on the grass. She throws her arms out and spins round and round till she collapses on the lawn. “It’s a happy place; a beautiful place – I’ll come back here too, I think. It’s a good place for selkies. Just like all the Donegal coast.”WHY DONEGAL’S COASTLINE COULD SOON BE SWAMPED WITH CURIOUS AUSTRALIAN TOURISTS! was last modified: October 25th, 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:donegalSydney Morning Heraldtouristslast_img read more

first_imgA fond farewell was given to Gairmscoil Chú Uladh Principal Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí on her retirement as Principal after 14 years, and 14 years as Deputy Principal – a total of 32 years with Donegal ETB. Fiona will be greatly missed by her colleagues in Gairmscoil Chú Uladh and Donegal ETB who wish her all the best in her retirement.Her retirement was marked by her fellow ETB Principals, Director of Schools and Chief Executive at her last Principals meeting last week in Donegal ETB’s offices in Ard O Donnell, Letterkenny. Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí with Donegal ETB’s post-primary school Principals, marking her retirement.Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí with Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and Director of Schools Dr Martin Gormley marking her retirement.Gairmscoil Chú Uladh Principal retires after 32 years with Donegal ETB was last modified: June 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal ETBFiona Ní ChnáimhsíGairmscoil Chú Uladhretirementlast_img read more

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesGerry Francis says he is open-minded about a future return to coaching following his recent departure from West Bromwich Albion.The Chiswick-born 66-year-old left Albion following their sacking of manager Tony Pulis, having also been part of the Welshman’s coaching staff at Stoke and Crystal Palace.Speaking on Sky Sports News, Francis said: “The situation is that if someone comes along with something for me today, tomorrow or whenever then I’ll think about it. Maybe I’ll do it and maybe I won’t.“If Tony gets another job and wants me to go with him, maybe I will or maybe I won’t. Or maybe I won’t do anything.“I’ll see what comes up and see what I feel like doing.”Francis, who made his name as a player at QPR and later had spells at Loftus Road as manager and director of football, also defended Pulis following criticism of West Brom’s style of play during their time at The Hawthorns.Francis said: “You’ve got to get a balance. All managers have their own way of playing and what they think is successful.“If you’re not one of the top six teams that are able to buy the best players in the league then you’re competing at times with players and teams that are better than you then you have to find a way to get results.“Crystal Palace fans were delighted with Tony. But it’s about results – what fans don’t like is to be losing.”last_img read more