Seeking My Dream stars at Caymanas Park

first_imgReigning ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM turned in another smashing performance at Caymanas Park yesterday to win the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1500 metres by four lengths, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:31.3 on a slow surface.Racing for the first time since his historic win in the $6.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5, SEEKING MY DREAM, installed a 1-5 favourite with former champion Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, stalked the leader ALL CORRECT and the chasing CAMPESINO until going through on the inside entering the straight.Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as the classy 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ Alsafra, won, going away from the consistent CAMPESINO (5-2) in a field of seven.It was smiles all around and kudos from connections following the performance of SEEKING MY DREAM.CONFIDENT OF WIN”Although this was his first race since the Diamond Mile, I was confident he would win; maybe not in such cavalier fashion,” said re-elected MP Smith, accompanied by his sons, Jay and Duane.Winning rider Walker said SEEKING MY DREAM was so sharp that he could hardly contain him in third passing the half mile.”He pulled for his head, leaving the half mile and effortlessly improved into second behind his stable companion, All Correct … and it was over in a matter of strides,” said the four-time champion.DaCosta said that with this performance, SEEKING MY DREAM has firmly established himself as the best horse in the country.”His major objective is to win the Diamond Mile again in December and “I’m excited about his prospects,” said the leading trainer.Meanwhile, FEDORA, at odds of 7-1 with leading jockey Dane Nelson aboard and 9-5 favourite ORPHEUS (Shane Ellis) won the respective co-feature races over 1200 metres, the Hot Line Stakes for 3-y-o fillies and Sir Howard Stakes for colts and geldings in fine style.last_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up

first_imgCoach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:13UAAP Season 80 preview: UST Growling Tigers00:50Trending 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China LATEST STORIEScenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.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’Parading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Rubber Planters in Liberian Business

first_imgIn our selection this Tuesday of Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones as PERSON OF THE  YEAR, we stressed the fact that the vast majority of Liberians live in abject poverty in their own country, while only a few Liberians and most foreigners, including Lebanese, Indians and Fulas, are very rich.  We also mentioned a handful of Liberians in business, but not in the mainstream or leaders in their particular lines of business.  Every aspect of business, with the probable exception of rubber, is dominated by foreigners. That brings us to this big one—RUBBER—which has over the years put a lot of money into the pockets of a few Liberians, making some very rich.  The exceptions, of course, are the big rubber concessions, Firestone, Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC), Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), Cavala Rubber Company (CRC) and the Guthrie Plantations.We fortunately have quite a few Liberians who are rubber planters and have over the decades done well for themselves and their families.The first Liberian to make serious money from rubber was James (Jimmy) Francis Cooper, the first Liberian to start planting the highly lucrative crop.  He was Secretary of the Interior under President C.D.B. King in 1926 when Harvey S. Firestone started his rubber plantation along the Farmington River in what is now Margibi County.  Jimmy Cooper was the grandfather of many, many Coopers, including former Deputy Agriculture Secretary Sam Payne Cooper, geologist Bismark Cooper, Journalist Chauncey Cooper and former Chief Justice of Liberia Henry Reed Cooper.  Mrs. Mildred Cooper Reeves, former General Manager of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment, now a CBL   Governor, is Jimmy Cooper’s great granddaughter.  Young Carrine Richards Barnes, a leading Liberian architect, who currently supervises the renovation of the Executive Mansion, is also a granddaughter of Jimmy Cooper.  As Secretary of the Interior, Jimmy Cooper was the man to whom Harvey Firestone turned to recruit workers to run his highly labor-intensive rubber plantation.  Most of these workers initially hailed from Montserrado, Bong, Lofa and later Nimba counties.In appreciation for the Interior Secretary’s invaluable help, Mr. Firestone encouraged Jimmy Cooper to plant rubber, too.  And Mr. Cooper was not selfish.  He got other Liberians involved in the rubber industry.  The Daily Observer  once found in the United States Archives a letter from Louis Arthur Grimes, Attorney General under President King, Secretary of State and later Chief Justice under President Edwin Barclay and President W.V.S. Tubman.  In that letter, Mr. Grimes thanked Jimmy Cooper for encouraging him (Grimes) to plant rubber.  President King, too, planted rubber in Lower Careysburg (King Farm) and so did his successor, President Edwin Barclay, whose rubber farm was near the Firestone Hydro in the same Farmington community.An American researcher and author came to see the Daily Observer publisher little over  two years ago and told him what he thought of Mr. Firestone leading Liberian officials into planting rubber.  “This,” said the author, who has probably now completed his book on the American rubber industrialist, “was the genius of Harvey Firestone.”    By encouraging most Liberian officials, past, present and future, to plant rubber and make money, Mr. Firestone got all of these officials on his side, convincing them that  they, too, and not Firestone only, could become rich from rubber.  That immediately brought all of these Liberian decision makers to his side.  Tubman, who succeeded E.J. Barclay as President in 1944, also became a big rubber planter—with farms both in Totota, Bong County, and in his native Maryland County (Bonike near Pleebo). The Speaker of the House in the 1930s, Benjamin Greene Freeman, became the leading rubber planter in Careysburg, followed by his brother, father of “Ben III,” former Liberian Ambassador to La Cote d’Ivoire, and also by J.D. Jackson, the Ureys and others. Ben Freeman, like Henry B. Duncan and R.S.S. Bright,  jumped out of the box and invested in real estate on Benson Street, Monrovia (old Defense Ministry) and Payne Avenue, Sinkor.  Freeman’s   successor as Speaker was   Richard A. Henries, who also planted rubber in Bong and Bomi Counties.  All of these lawyers (Freeman, Henries, etc.), became, of course, Firestone lawyers, too, further entrenching Firestone in Liberian political culture.Many members of President Tubman’s first Cabinet also planted rubber.  These included Tubman’s first and second Vice Presidents, Clarence Lorenzo Simpson and William Richard Tolbert, Jr.; and first Treasury Secretary, William E. Dennis, Sr., who made money from rubber in Borlorla, near Kakata. Following his resignation from government in 1954, Mr. Dennis was four years later succeeded by the highly educated Charles D. Sherman.Mr. Sherman, too, became a major rubber planter.  He joined many other leading  families to plant rubber on the Bong Mines road, in the heart of the Liberian rubber belt.  These included his eldest brother Arthur, former Director of the Bureau of Mines and Geology, John Lewis Cooper, many other Coopers, Mrs. Thelma Reeves, ex-wife of former Secretary of State Gabriel Lafayette Dennis, and  Mrs. Sara Frances Maximore Beysolow, wife of Circuit Court Judge J. Daniel Beysolow.  The Beysolows were parents of former Commerce Minister Miata Beysolow, her brother Kona and other siblings.   Colonel Isaac Whisnant, a senior official in the Liberian Frontier Force (now Armed Forces of Liberia), was also a rubber planter; so was Tubman’s first Public Works Secretary Henry B. Duncan, and Interior Secretary J. Samuel Melton.  All three men—Whisnant, Duncan and Melton—built their farms on the road leading to Salala. Speaking of Firestone and the  future, something else happened.  In 1959 the University of Liberia graduated its first specialists from the College of Agriculture and Forestry.  In the class were two young men who emerged as rubber planters, Elfrick K. Porte, first son of Albert, and Charles Edward Cooper, grandson of Jimmy Cooper and son of Jimmy’s first son Jesse. Firestone wasted no time in approaching Charles Edward to offer him a job as one of the first Liberian Superintendents on the Firestone Plantation.  But the young man told the  Firestone management he was  not interested, because he already had plans to take over his grandfather Jimmy and Edward ‘s father Jesse’s farms.  But Firestone was undeterred.  They immediately approached President Tubman, seeking his intervention.  The President sent for Charles Edward and gave him an offer he could not refuse.  So Charles Edward joined Firestone and remained there until 1990 when the civil war broke out. Of course, Charles Edward worked his father and grandfather’s farms part time and even started his own. Then the war.  Today, Jimmy Cooper’s farm is no more.  Its unattended trees have been lost to the rapacious charcoal producers.  IIIt was this very serious love  affair between Firestone and Liberian officialdom that over many decades consistently kept Firestone workers’ wages low.  Many feared that if Firestone increased its wages, local rubber planters would lose their workers to Harbel, the Firestone capital named for Harvey and his wife Annabel. That kept Firestone workers partially impoverished for generations.  And many of them are still poor, though unlike workers on many leading Liberian rubber plantations, Firestone workers do have reasonably good housing, educational and health facilities.“Rubber King of the World”In the early 1930s a Liberian teenager named Harry Lyons Morris returned home as the eldest of his siblings to be with their mother, Mrs. Maude Morris, at the funeral of his father, John Louis Morris.  Mr. Morris, who served in many Cabinet positions during the King administration, was also a small rubber planter.  Morris Farm opposite the Cocoa Cola Factory was his first farm.  He also had a small farm in Kakata, near the Du Bridge.       Being the eldest, Harry, then a junior in high school in the USA, did not return to complete his studies.  Instead, he remained at home to help take care of his mother and siblings.  It was during that  period that he took over his  father’s rubber farms, then later planted his own.Harry worked very hard and grew the biggest rubber plantation of any single planter.  By the mid-1950s Mr. Morris was acclaimed “the Rubber King of the World.”Mr. R.S.S. Bright, once  Secretary to President Edwin Barclay and later Liberian diplomat in the USA and at the United Nations, also planted rubber, on the Firestone Road in Kakata.  He, too became a major rubber planter who, unlike Mr. Morris and other planters, invested heavily in real estate in the prime diplomatic enclave of Mamba  Point.  In this initiative, Mr. Bright followed the example of Henry  B. Duncan, who built the initial buildings that now house the Mamba Point and Cape Hotels, both owned by Lebanese. A few other rubber planters, including Arthur and Charles Sherman, also heavily invested in real estate, though not in the Mamba Point area.   Harry Morris’ farm, now run by his son Bill, is still the largest in Liberia and probably the world owned by one family.  Bill has moved the farm one step further.  He now processes his own rubber, and no longer needs to sell rubber to Firestone.  Morris rubber is shipped directly to foreign  markets.This is a significant development that could, with the infusion of more capital,  pave the way for the manufacture of rubber products in Liberia.   We end this piece on Liberian rubber on a painful note.  Liberia is no longer Africa’s leading producer of natural rubber.  We understand it is now La Cote d’Ivoire, which also holds first place in coffee, cocoa and oil palm production on the continent.It is not known when Liberia will start investing again in tree crops and help Liberian rubber, coffee and cocoa planters to reestablish their farms.  Rubber trees throughout the country were   destroyed during the 14-year civil war by illicit and rapacious tapping and cutting down of the trees for charcoal production.For special and strategic reasons, both the Firestone and Morris plantations were left intact during the war. In the case of Morris Farm, it is because son Bill remained on the plantation throughout the war.  Thank God for a son who looked after his father’s business.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The 2009 Mud Bogg is coming May 9th and 10th

first_imgThe Mud Bogg is proudly sponsored by Fort st. John sunrise Rotary, Northeast news, DGS Astro paving, the Alaska Highway News, OK Tire and Moose FM. View Mud Bogg 2009 in a larger mapMap:  This map shows the location of the Mud Bogg and parking areasThe Fort St. John Sunrise Rotary Club is getting set for the second annual Mud Bogg May 9th and 10th just south of Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Get your advanced tickets now and you’ll get special access to the grounds.  Get your advanced tickets at OK Tire in Fort St. John.  Tickets will cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, a weekend family pass is $70 and a one day family pass is $50.Parking will be a Forumla Powell’s yard on the Alaska Highway near the by-pass road.  A shuttle will then take you to the location of the Mud Bogg.   This year Big Foot returns and it will be around Fort St. John from May 8th til May 10th.Gates open at 9am with the event to start around 10:30am. Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) celebrates scoring the team’s third goal with teammate Kyle Walker during a match against West Bromwich Albion in West Bromwich, central England, on October 28, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYWEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League. No team has failed to win the title with 28 points from their first 10 games after City extended their club record run to 13 consecutive wins in all competitions and eight in a row in the Premier League.Leroy Sane and Fernandinho put City in front in the 10th and 15th minutes either side of Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser.Substitute Raheem Sterling extended City’s advantage with his first touch just after the hour mark before Matt Phillips gave the scoreline a flattering look with a second for the Baggies in time added on.Liverpool boss Klopp has suggested City can have the title wrapped up in January but City manager Guardiola shot that talk down.“Have you ever known a team win the title in January? Me neither. No. Totally unrealistic? Definitely,” he said.“You cannot win all of the time for five or six months -– that is unrealistic, that is not football at the highest level.”City finished third, 15 points adrift of champions Chelsea last season, but Guardiola has seen improvements since that could make the difference.– ‘Lots of obstacles’ –Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane (L) vies with West Bromwich Albion defender Allan Nyom during an English Premier League match in West Bromwich, central England, on October 28, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABY“It is important when you don’t play at the highest level, you are still able to win,” he said.“That is the big difference this season, because last season when we were not playing well, there was no chance to win. Until now that hasn’t happened.“Our mood is good. We believe we’re going to score goals and that we’re going to concede few.“The way we played showed me a lot in our performance to remain there.”Sergio Aguero was kept on the bench and so denied the chance to become City’s outright all-time top scorer.Guardiola believes the high-level competition for places is keeping his players at the top of their game.“You see the bench and you see how many good players there are with Danilo, Sergio, Raheem (Sterling) Yaya (Toure) and (Eliaquim) Mangala,” he said.“They compete with each other -– (Gabriel) Jesus has to play well because he knows Sergio is there.”His West Brom counterpart Tony Pulis denied City have clinched the title already.“They are certainly one of the main contenders but it’s a long season,” he said.“There are lots of obstacles they have to overcome — they’ve got to be fortunate with injuries and get the bounce of the ball, so it is not in the bag yet.“We gave them a game. There will be a lot of teams who will do the same.“The team across the road (United) will be thinking that. Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham — there are six outstanding teams. You only have to look at the results in Europe to see just how outstanding those teams are.”Defeat extended West Brom’s run to just two wins in 19 Premier League games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL FISHING COMPANY ‘POTS’ AN AGE OLD PROBLEM TO BED!

first_imgMcBride Fishing, Donegal, get on board with the WiSAR Lab, LYIT who are developing a new wireless system that will track crab pots deployed at sea. L-R:Brian McBride, Captain, Dr. Jim Morrison, Head of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering LYIT, Dr. Nick Timmons, Principal Investigator WiSAR Lab, Pete McBride, Sufian Al Aswad, WiSAR Lab Centre Manager.An innovative solution is being developed by the WiSAR Lab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) that has potential to revolutionise the Irish Fishing industry.The loss of crab pots during the fishing season is a recurring problem for the industry.This wireless system is designed to monitor the entire crab fishing process, by recording the number of fishing pots deployed during the hauling operation. The system also counts and records the number of caught crabs, in addition to record seabed temperature, location and depth readings using various wireless and GPS technologies. It has been part funded under Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Partnership.McBride Fishing Ltd, a family business form Downings, experienced an on-going problem of losing crab pots which has major implications for cost and efficiency.The company approached WiSAR Lab at LYIT in 2012 to investigate if there was a way where technology could be used to solve this problem. After a number of discussions, WiSAR Lab identified a new wireless solution.Peter McBride Jnr, of McBride Fishing speaking about the new project outlined some of the systems’ potential uses for them. “When completed this technology will generate daily/weekly reports that will create a stocktake of our crab pots allowing us to maximise man hours, as previously this would have been a manual process.“This technology will allow us to gauge both the lifespan of the crab pots and of our ropes, which in turn lets us focus on the best equipment available thus both keeping costs and wastage at a minimum.“This technology will also count the number of crab coming into the vessels and also returned to sea alive giving us exact percentages of caught crab so we should be able to see where the more beneficial fishing ground are and to focus on them saving fuel, bait etc.”The company says it is a very exciting venture, particularly for the younger members of our team as they will be able to see the statistics form in front of them giving them a better fishing database/knowledge.He continued, “Getting the backing of Enterprise Ireland has made this all possible, and we would like to thank all involved. It’s also fantastic to have WiSAR LAB on our doorstep, and nothing seems to be a problem that can’t be overcome. It’s a new exciting time for us and the engineers involved.” Sufian Al Aswad, WiSAR Lab Centre Manager explains, “The introduction of wireless sensor technology into the fishing industry is in itself innovative. Developing an accurate counting system for fishing pots, caught crabs, sea bed temperature readings and GPS mappings, is going to play a major and a vital role assisting the Irish fishing industry in shaping future strategies.”“It’s great to see cutting edge technology being applied in a novel way,” adds Michael Gallagher of Bord Iascaigh Mhara commenting on the McBride Project, “If a solution is found within this project then it should have wider applications. McBride Fishing Ltd. is constantly innovating both on board their vessels and onshore to improve their business.“This is key to their success, as they are marketing a challenging product-essentially they have to get their living product to as far afield as China! I think there is real scope for the fishing industry to develop further projects with WiSAR Lab and other high tech solution providers to resolve many issues and add real value to the sector”.DONEGAL FISHING COMPANY ‘POTS’ AN AGE OLD PROBLEM TO BED! was last modified: May 30th, 2013 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:DowningsMcBride BrothersWiSARlast_img read more

SHOCK AS BALLYSHANNON MAN DALY PULLS OUT OF GAA PRESIDENT RACE

first_imgHE was tipped to take the highest honour in the GAA by becoming its new president in April.But Ballyshannon man Tom Daly shocked supporters today by announcing that he is pulling out of the race for the Croke Park hotseat.Daly, a hugely respected figure in both Donegal and Ulster GAA circles, explained that he simply could not give his all to the three year term required in the GAA’s top job. “In making this decision, I have had to balance both personal and professional commitments against the three-year, full-time and intense level of commitment that the GAA presidency entails,” he said in a statement..“I deeply appreciate my nomination for this prestigious position and the many offers of support which I have received from throughout the Association,” said the Aodh Rua man.Despite three candidates in the race for the job, former Ulster Council president Daly was a hot favourite for the post having garnered support from up and down the country.It leaves just two nominees – Liam O’Neill from Laois and Seamus Howlin of Wexford – to contest the position. Tipperary’s Con Hogan withdrew his candidacy earlier this month. O’Neill and Howlin will now go head-to-head in April with the election due to take place on the eve of Congress to see who will replace Christy Cooney.EndsSHOCK AS BALLYSHANNON MAN DALY PULLS OUT OF GAA PRESIDENT RACE was last modified: February 24th, 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)last_img read more

‘BOWLED OVER’ AFTER CLUB GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR CLUBHOUSE

first_imgThe future of Letterkenny’s Bowling Club looks a lot more secure after years without any premises.Following meetings with the HSE, Letterkenny Town Council, and the Lawn Bowling Club, the Council have sub leased a site beside the Lawn Bowling Green facility in Letterkenny Town Park to the Bowling club.The transfer of the site was agreed at Monday night’s meeting of the Town Council. Welcoming the news Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said “Letterkenny Lawn Bowling club has an excellent facility in the Town park, this latest development paves the way for the club, to set about fund raising and applying for funding to provide a club house at the facility. The club were previously precluded from doing this, because they did not have an interest in the site.“The Lawn Bowling club have been making remarkable progress through the divisions of their league; they are now at the stage where they cannot progress any further without having proper changing facilities available at the green. So the transfer of this site to the club is a very welcome and positive development for them.“I would like to thank John Hayes of the HSE and Paddy Doherty the Town Clerk, for their help in making this happen. I wish the club continued success and hopefully they can now move on and achieve their ambition of having a clubhouse to match the excellent playing facilities.” he said.‘BOWLED OVER’ AFTER CLUB GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR CLUBHOUSE was last modified: May 15th, 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)last_img read more

‘I feel sick’ – Roberto Firmino’s FIFA 19 rating gets a mixed reaction on Twitter

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Firmino card only good for CAM sadly. Too slow for ST. pic.twitter.com/NANTiCtYKt— Kuba (@temporaryKuba) September 7, 2018 Roberto Firmino’s FIFA 19 rating Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware BEST OF huge blow LoL Firmino only 86 hes worth around 88— A J I (@AdzhiDs) September 7, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY REVEALED RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Firmino 61 defending hahaha love that, going to be the perfect CM card honestly— Ellis – Designer (@ETDesigns_) September 7, 2018 no dice REVEALED Bobby firmino should be a higher rating #FIFA19 #Liverpool— Corey smith (@corey_YNWA) September 7, 2018 1 firmino 25 goals—>83 shootingasensio 6 goals–>84 shootingmakes sense— Panos98 (@_Panoslfc98) September 7, 2018center_img ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury I’m defo playing this firmino card in CM. 61 defending for a striker is insane. pic.twitter.com/mXz8o2KFwK— The Main Mane (@TheMainMane10) September 7, 2018 Firmino and Ozil the same rating…..I feel sick— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC18) September 7, 2018 The amount of finesse goals I’m going to sack with Bobby Firmino on FIFA this Winter/Fall is going to be absurd. https://t.co/Yy2ICUI5U5— Chris Owen (@chrowen8) September 7, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Maybe firmino should at least receive an 80 rating for pace. Passing should be upgraded. Defence should be 70.— Lucca (@hughes_lucca) September 7, 2018 This year, Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has received an upgrade from last year’s refreshed 84-rated card and now has himself a nice 86 rating.You think this would appease the masses who love the Brazil star not only for his goals but his stunning work rate.Sadly, this isn’t the case and while some gamers are delighted, Liverpool supporters seem frustrated one of their stars hasn’t been appreciated enough.You can see what the reaction to Firmino’s FIFA 19 having been below. firmino despite getting +2 overral he didn’t get upgraded whatsoever apart from his defending…still think he deserves 5*skills— Panos98 (@_Panoslfc98) September 7, 2018 Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The one time fifa don’t do firmino dirty is the one Fifa I don’t get smh— ⛈ (@MRMORGTASTIC) September 7, 2018 FIFA ratings are always controversial and it’s no different this year.Ahead of the release of FIFA 19 on September 28, EA Sports are revealing their Top 100 – but not everyone is happy. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER

first_imgMETEOR SHOWER BY MARTINA GARDINERDONEGAL photographer Martina Gardiner was in the right place at the right time to catch this stunning picture of last night’s meteor shower.It may have been a bit miserable here – but Martina was on a Scottish island and got a great view.“Despite all the pessimistic forecasts we had a few hours of completely clear skies here on the Isle of Mull,” said Martina. “We all got to enjoy a bit of meteor watching around the cottage & then a couple of us headed off for a few more photos. Not only did we find this cute campervan on our beach but while taking a photo this huge fireball appeared. What’s the chances! Made our night!” MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER was last modified: August 13th, 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:MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWERlast_img read more