Holmdel’s New Library To Open Soon at Bell Works

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – Space for Holmdel’s new $1.7 million public library positioned inside the innovative and commercial hub of Bell Works was unveiled to hundreds of parents and children last week during an evening of behind-the-scenes tours.While walls are still bare of books, computers wait to be installed and construction is ongoing in the children’s section, Holmdel Mayor Greg Buontempo believes the 18,000-square-foot library will be unparalleled when completed at the end of November.“A lot of what we put in here is custom,” Buontempo said. “We didn’t want the library to be from out of a catalog. We wanted it to be distinct and unique.”The joint library and learning center provides guests with a winding, light-filled experience from front to rear. It’s brushstroke design splits into four different sections: periodicals, research, collaborative and children.Buontempo said the goal was to create a space for people “that almost feels like a home, an extension of their living room.”All workstations around the perimeter of the library face toward windows. Patrons seated along the entrance will look in at the atrium and the remaining spaces throughout the library all look out through glass to the front entrance to Bell Works.Holmdel parents and children tour the inside of Holmdel’s new township library on Nov. 1 after a ribbon-cutting earlier in the evening.“It creates that environment where you are in a public space but you’re also in your own space,” Buontempo said. “It was a concept we worked hard to achieve.”The facility, part of the Monmouth County Library System, will provide a number of perks to Holmdel and county residents:Two large conference rooms with seating for 169 and 80, respectively.Free access to digital research and reference tools like Ancestry.com, Morningstar Investment Research Center, EBSCO host journals, Hoover’s Online, Value Line, Small Business Reference Center, JSTOR Academic Journals and Weiss Insurance Ratings.A selection of subscription-based resources for law, medicine, arts, entertainment, employment, grants and politics.Access to more than 100 magazines, both current editions and archives.An up-to-date print collection with a dedicated children’s and teen wing.Plans for educational programs and services for children, teens and adults.Buontempo said the library will also feature a piece of history – a handmade radio built by world-renowned inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Buontempo said the radio was awarded to a former Bell Labs employee in 1921 after he won a science contest Edison hosted. The Smithsonian Institution and the Thomas Edison Center were interested in the radio for their respective museums, but the family donating the piece chose Bell Works, Buontempo said.Moving the township library into Bell Works was always the endgame, Buontempo said. Holmdel’s current library is located in the basement at Town Hall, 1 Crawfords Corner Road, where it has been since 1981. The collection totals more than 51,000 items.Holmdel resident Mike Sockol said the basement space is a far cry from what residents will soon enjoy.“It’s not the greatest optical positioning for a library – in a basement, away from everything,” Sockol said after his Wednesday evening tour. “A centralized location is always very good.”Sockol, also a former Monmouth County Library commissioner, believed Bell Works to be the right home for Holmdel’s new library.“When you consider the history of this building, when you consider the dynamism that is occurring here, those are all good things to surround your library with,” he said.After some smaller additions to the cost last month, the final tally for the new library is just shy of $1.8 million. Somerset Development president Ralph Zucker, who purchased Bell Works in 2013 for $27 million, donated $1 million towards the construction of the new library in January. Buontempo said the remaining money will be raised through fundraising and donations. Over $300,000 was brought in by a fundraiser earlier this year, and naming rights for the library could yield another $300,000 to $500,000 to cover the remaining costs, he said.Somerset Development’s Ralph ZuckerZucker said Wednesday evening reminded him of traveling to the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore alongside his grandmother in years past. He recalled borrowing the children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” authored and illustrated in 1963 by Maruice Sendak.“The pages of a book allow your mind’s eye to see and to roam free. It allows you to imagine and think,” Zucker told a gathered crowd. “And in a way, that’s what Bell Works is all about.”This article was first published in the Nov. 9-16, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Chooks Pilipinas books quarters slot, beats Thailand’s Mono Vampire View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After scoring at least 20 points against University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University, Derige scored just six against Ateneo.Pasaol, meanwhile, scored his first 20-point game of the season against the Blue Eagles but was moderate at best in his first three matches.“We can’t afford to just have one player scoring for us, it should be all of them,” said Pumaren in Filipino.“We need contributions from all the players. What happened was, we give one guy a break then all of a sudden we lose control of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UE Red Warriors coach Derrick Pumaren. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East has yet to win a single game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and with three games left in the first round head coach Derrick Pumaren knows time is not on the Red Warriors side.“We’re not in a state of panic but if we want to have a better performance this season we have to make our move,” said Pumaren Sunday after losing to Ateneo 83-65 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Red Warriors are tied with University of Santo Tomas at the bottom of the standings at 0-4 and Pumaren said they have to “get their acts together” to win.“So far, it’s one guy coming up, but we need everyone to contribute. We need a total team effort and that’s what we don’t have now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Red Warriors have been gravely inconsistent in their four-game skid with two of its top players failing to establish rhythm this late in the first round.Alvin Pasaol, in the four-game span, averaged 15.2 points while Clark Derige is at 13.8 points a game but the two haven’t put up solid numbers consistently.last_img read more

A Failed WAEC Liberia National Office and its Pedagogy of Oppressed Liberian Students

first_imgSimply Thinking ThoughtsIn my thinking thoughts I considered the news that the mass student failure in the 2016 West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams is the worst since 2013. I pondered why people are surprised as it was clear from the onset that our students would fail massively. I also wondered why WAEC-Liberia National Office (LNO) always blames our students who are victims of oppression, and no mention is made of its own foibles and failures. In his press conference, the head of WAEC-LNO, Mr. Gayvolor, claimed the press and students are to blame. “…Your assertion that the examination was the same papers, it misled good number of our candidates.” Well, considering the trend of issues, instead of the newspaper headline, “Liberian Students Perform Miserably in West African Certifications Exams,” shouldn’t Rodney Sieh had rather written “WAEC-LNO Performs Miserably in West African Certifications Exams”? Or for Kenneth Best: “Worst WAEC- LNO Failure since 2013”? When a teacher gives a test and his students fail, hasn’t he also failed?WAEC –Liberia National Office Failed AgainI submit that over the last two decades, the WAEC-LNO has always failed and assumed a lackluster or “hands-off” attitude towards the education sector of Liberia. Each time our students fail, the LNO does not initiate remedial means but focuses on a “pedagogy of who cheated or not,” and leave the whole problem with our staggering Ministry of Education (MOE). Professional educators would wonder whether WAEC-LNO’s failure is due to mediocrity and lack of pedagogical savvy among its national board or the annoying lack of willpower to act decisively.Fellow teachers and stakeholders please take a minute and let us have a short professional pedagogical brainstorm. Will a good teacher continue to test students every period, finding out they are failing, and wouldn’t make efforts to find out the weaknesses in content, sequence, or perceptual styles? Wouldn’t the teacher institute pedagogical strategies to ensure performance improves? First of all, what is the logic in administering the exams every year if students cannot pass it? Is it to expose the huge population of unqualified teachers or to disgrace poorly mentored students? Are the WAEC exams predictive-determine students’ intelligence quotients, or diagnostic-measure of the performance and quality of our staggering education sector? While I understand WAEC-LNO boss Gayvolor’s assertion that the press may have “misled” our students to fail, what does he have to say about the impact of the huge number of students promoted to 12th grade after spending only three months in 11th grade, according to George Werner’s education reform strategy? Did Gayvolor expect them to pass WAEC en masse? Sadly, Gayvolor forgot to tell the world that poor supervision of schools, proliferation of unqualified teachers, huge number of low quality private schools that MOE doesn’t have any control over, and the placement of arrogant education leaders in the system had an impact on the 2016 results. In addition, Chief Gayvolor missed the lacks of libraries and laboratories for students to prepare, and the poor and de-motivating working conditions of Liberian teachers.For your information, while teachers struggle with meager salaries, WAEC staff and national council members attend meetings abroad almost every month and receive huge traveling benefits, per diems and fabulous board. What do they actually discuss or recommend based on the consistent failure of Liberian students? What do they say about our outdated curriculum which has never been field-tested and is grossly non-aligned with the content tested by the WAEC exams? As a “measurement tool administrator,” what has WAEC done to ensure the tools are measuring valid content? How has the WAEC results impacted education policy at the national level? Now, if students are failing, we believe WAEC should reflect and re-direct some of the money to student enrichment and teacher in-service training instead of continuing to award greasy test paper printing contracts and taking huge salaries and benefits. Fellow Liberians, isn’t the goal for all of these positions, travels and benefits for our children to learn? But then, if they are not learning why all this blame shifting and “don’t care” attitude instead of remedial action?Pedagogy of Oppressed Liberian StudentsThe situation which our Liberian students are faced with is metaphorical to the story of the children of Israel when they were slaves in Egypt and using straws to mold bricks for an oppressive Pharaoh (Exodus 5:1-7). Now, either out of ignorance or arrogance, the Pharaoh one day delivered a pedagogy that no more straw would be provided the slaves but they would be forced to find their own straws and still mold the regular quantity and quality of bricks. Any Israeli who did not comply with this “pedagogy of oppression” was disgraced and whipped mercilessly.Fellow stakeholders, isn’t this similar to our Liberian students’ situation? No good teachers, no proper scaffolding, no quality education leaders, no budget, “no this, no that,” but they must pass WAEC or else Chief Gayvolor’s LNO will rebuke them and accuse them of cheating.In Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” he argued the agreement between the governed and the governors and concludes that the governed are usually the oppressed and the governors are the oppressors. The oppressors and the oppressed enter an agreement where the oppressed agree to be oppressed by the oppressors. For example, the moment a parent enrolls a child in a school, she has signed an agreement for the child to be oppressed by the oppressors, who are the teachers and staff. The parent cannot readily determine if the people in that school are fake, unqualified or dishonest; however, by that agreement, the teachers are given full authority to determine if the student “pass” or “fail” a class even though the teachers themselves are a bunch of infiltrators who do not know how to teach. The child goes through the oppressive environment for over 12 years because his parents signed an agreement for him or her to be oppressed.Liberian students are the oppressed, and WAEC-LNO and the MOE are the oppressors in our case. These oppressors do not provide adequate support for our oppressed students to pass the WAEC exams but only stand by every year, receive taxpayers’ money to administer the test, and call press conferences to blame and disgrace them. The students are the oppressed because by paying the WAEC fees, they have entered an agreement to take a non-valid exam that will make or break their futures. Per the agreement with oppressor WAEC, the students should have no voice in how their intelligence is measured; they are victims of a so-called messy education sector stuffed with individuals who are not educators and leading policy. Ineffective Policy ImplementationI submit that WAEC-LNO and MOE officials who are currently managing education are dishonest by telling the general public they did not know there was going to be a mass failure in the WAEC. What hope did they have in a so-called messy education system which has not gone through any major reform to change the “mess to best” as promised by the MOE; we all knew, including Gayvolor and his team of WAEC-LNO regular conference attendants, that the results would be disappointing. According to our education policy, a calendar school year is at most 200 instructional days for a student to pass from one class to another; when 11th graders were promoted to 12th grade after 90 days, we all knew the failure would be massive; when the current 12th graders were asked to stay home and wait for WAEC exams while their brains went into academic coma, we all knew they were going to fail. When the MOE, instead of vigorously and properly scaffolding the hap-hazardous 90 day student promotion policy by committing resources, chose to forcibly launch the infamous controversial education privatization PPP school program, thereby winning a political fight with the National Teachers Association and causing de-motivation among teachers, we all knew the WAEC exam results would be disappointing.The BenedictionMay I ask, “What did Chief Gayvolor say was his achievement after he administered a test and only 38% passed? Was he celebrating for successfully administering the test without an episode, or lamenting the bad results? What were his recommendations for better results in 2017?”According to professional educational thinking, results from a standardized battery such as the WAEC exams are not only supposed to be used to label students, but also to tell stakeholders the status of our education sector; to inform policy promulgation at the international and national WAEC offices; to goad the MOE to initiate professional, measurable and sustainable reforms. If we continue to miss these points, ours will always be a disappointing exam result of a failed WAEC-LNO followed by a “Pedagogy of Oppressed Liberian Students” delivered at a well attended national press conference.Now may the Lord bless our students; may He keep them and make His countenance to shine upon them; may He give the failed WAEC-Liberia National Office grace, and give them compassion and give them peace….. in Jesus’ name. Amen.I am simply thinking thoughts.About the authorThe Rivercess Man, Moses Blonkanjay Jackson (The Mwalimu-Koh) is a triple Ivy League product, and a Jesuit protégé; Mr. Jackson is a Yale University Mathematics Curriculum Fellow, and a University of Pennsylvania Physics Curriculum Fellow. Mr. Jackson holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a Master of Education with Secondary Mathematics concentration from Saint Joseph’s University.The Harvard trained education scholar, Blonkanjay Jackson, previously served the Government of Liberia diligently for four years from 2010 to 2014 as Consultant and Assistant Minister for Teacher Education.The title “Mwalimu-Koh” in Swahili means “Veteran Educator and Scholar”; it was conferred on Blonkanjay in Philadelphia in 2008 by his Swahili colleagues for the demonstration of exemplary scholarship, and when they learned that he (the first African HGSE Student Government Senator) had been elected Senator of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pags FC Stuns Young Vision FC to Gain Promotion to Division Two

first_imgIt was a joyous moment for Pags FC at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium after finally getting a promotion to the Second Division following over 4 years in the third division. (Photo credit T Kla Wesley.) Pags FC are heading to Division Two of the Liberia Football Association league for the first time after they scored two goals in each half to a comfortable 4-1 win against Young Vision FC at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium yesterday.A brace from Clearance Koikoi and a goal apiece from Mark Kadley and Adolphus Robert were enough for the Logan Town based club to secure the first slot in the LFA Division Two league.Following their thrilling 5-1 win over Jr. Barcelona in the quarterfinals, the Montserrado club demonstrated their eagerness to advance to the 2nd division.Pags opened the scoring from the penalty spot after striker Kadley perfectly slotted home to put his side in front.Young Vision FC failed to pick up their game throughout the first half and as a result, could not put up a strong challenge.Pags FC made more attempts and skipper Adolphus Roberts came close to doubling the lead in the 26th minute but missed a header. Fifteen minutes later, the captain registered his name on the score sheet with a rebound in the 41st minute.The two goals were enough for the newly promoted side as they went for the first half break. Contrary to their first-half approach, Young Vision FC changed their style of play in the second half hoping to change the trend of the game.Their new style of play yielded a result in the 65th minute after Ezekiel Johnson got what turned out to be their consolation to make the score 2-1.The match became tense and Pags FC came under pressure as their opponents continued to mount pressure in search of another goal.But their hope was dashed by Clearance Koikoi in the remaining 20 minutes. Koikoi became the man of the moment after he scored a brace in the 71st and 88th minutes respectively.Young Vision FC will now wait for the loser of the next semifinals match to get another chance to determine their qualification.This result brought to end the over 5-year spell for the fourth division.In another development, Samira FC and Freeport FC were yesterday put on hold after Bristol FC complained against Samira FC, which the LFA has decided to look into it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt’s plot to mislead nation exposed – GAWU

first_imgA systemic and deliberate plot by the Government of Guyana — through its Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Department of Public Information (DPI) — to deliberately mislead Guyanese about the administration’s handling of the dismissal of thousands of sugar workers has been exposed by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on Wednesday.Agriculture MinisterNoel HolderSpeaking during an interview with the Guyana Times, Komal Chand, GAWU General Secretary, said union representatives and sugar workers were on Tuesday shocked and taken aback by statements attributed to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder which were printed and broadcast in the media.Holder is quoted by the DPI as saying that the Government managed to save close to 5,000 jobs in the sugar industry while preventing some 9,000 persons from being retrenched or laid off. The Minister is also quoted extensively in the DPI release as arguing that this was done through an assimilation plan which incorporated the workers in the public service.Minister Holder is reported to have made those statements to the Central Corentyne Chambers of Commerce (CCC) at a meeting held at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, in Region Six. He also claimed that sugar workers were the highest paid category of workers in Guyana, pocketing an easy $200,000 or more monthly in wages and salaries.Chand insists that the picture painted by the Minister was purely “fictional” in nature and was “devoid of facts”. He said if there was any truth to the statements purportedly made by Holder, then the Government needs to explain why it kept this so called assimilation plan a top secret.The GAWU Head further reasoned that the Minister also needs to explain why the Government has been in defensive mode ever since issuing retrenchment and dismissal letters to thousands of workers before closing several East Demerara estates.“Why wasn’t this defence proffered earlier?” he asked. “And why did the Government accept the figures presented by GuySuCo and endorsed by our union about those who will be actually retrenched or affected?” the Union Head quizzed.Asked specifically if the closure of the East Demerara estates and the Commission of Inquiry Report on the State of the Sugar Industry were discussed as substantive issues in the National Assembly, as alleged by Holder, Chand responded in the negative.“That is an untruth. The records are there… Something is wrong with the Minister… Two years ago, he provided the Commission of Inquiry Report to the Parliament, but it was never discussed,” Chand contended, as he reminded that when an attempt was made to discuss those issues at the level of the Economic Services Committee, the attempt was blocked by Committee Chairman Jaipaul Sharma, who said that Parliament had not given approval for the referral of the CoI Report to the committee to be discussed.Chand insisted that GuySuCo’s former Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman, who, according to the longstanding union representative, should not have been on the job in the first place, had informed the Granger Cabinet back in October 2016 that the total number of workers to be affected by downsizing the industry was 7, 800, including the Wales Estate workers.“…here, the Minister is giving 9,000, excluding Wales’ workers,” Chand declared, as he insisted that a deliberate attempt was being made to rewrite the facts surrounding the Government’s hasty and politically-inspired move.The GAWU Head also denied Holder’s statements that the workers attached to community and health centres which served GuySuCo were transferred and absorbed into the staff of the ministries of Communities and Public Health. He said the large amount of workers Holder was referring to are merely 46 attached to the health centres and 27 attached to the community centres.“It is not a reality that these health and community centers’ workers have been transferred,” Chand said, before remarking, “If this is so, then it’s a highly secretive move and deal, and the people in those centres as well as GAWU have not been made aware of this, as they are still being paid by GuySuCo…”.Delivering what might be termed another feral blast at the Agriculture Minister’s credibility and integrity, Chand said a mere 68 workers from the Wales Estate had been transferred to Uitvlugt, while arguing that it was totally untrue that a large portion had been transferred.Doling out more statistics not presented by Holder, Chand declared that only 225 workers attached to the Rose Hall Estate were “retained” to do drainage and security works; and he insisted that they have not been given permanent employment or transferred to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA).While Chand admitted that some 708 Rose Hall workers were “earmarked” to be transferred to Albion and Blairmont Estates, he said they had not been transferred as yet, as no discussion on working conditions, salaries and employment status have been undertaken with the unions or workers.Chand again insisted that the Minister was dishonest when he gave the impression that Government had saved jobs at Enmore and Skeldon; because, he said, only 128 workers from Enmore and 100 from Skeldon were given seasonal drainage work and maintenance duties related to the power house facilities there.“Who can believe the Minister said that they (Government) were unaware about the situation at GuySuCo when they made a commitment in their manifesto… The magistrate would tell you that ignorance of the law is no excuse… They are aware of the GuySuCo situation there… In fact, in 2014, the Opposition members of the Economic Services Committee grilled GuySuCo on its debt… In fact, Paul Bhim was also then the Finance Director….and it’s unacceptable that they are now saying that they are unaware… It’s foolish, as far as I am concerned….” an irate Chand said.The GAWU Head also denied that an average worker had pocketed $200,000 per month. He said that if this sum is calculated by 16,000 workers, then the GuySuCo wage bill would be in the vicinity of $3.2 billion per month.“Here, again, something is wrong with the Minister,” Chand insisted, while also denying that the Corporation had made US$90 billion per year but still fell short on its financial responsibilities.He said Guyanese understand fully that the Granger Administration had acted recklessly and politically when it sent the workers packing without an impact assessment plan or plan for reintegrating the workers into the world of work, even if it meant retraining and retooling them in order for them to be rehired.“So it’s a lot of false information that he peddled in defending the irrational decision to miniaturise the industry and put thousands of people on the breadline and hurt this country… And since he spoke about redundant workers, I think the time has come — and it should not be delayed — the Minister himself should be made redundant…,” the GAWU Head posited. (Michael Younge) Dismissed sugar workers…Agri Minister still in “la la land” – Chand…demands his resignation over dishonesty, lack of integritylast_img read more

Coppola tells filmgoers: Be patient with `Youth’

first_img“I was astonished because it wasn’t true, and I have nothing but respect and admiration” for Pacino, De Niro and Nicholson, Coppola said. “These are the three greatest actors in the world today and they are my friends. So I have nothing but affection for them.” It is Francis Ford Coppola’s first movie in a decade, and the Oscar-winning director said Saturday that audiences should be in no hurry before deciding if “Youth Without Youth” is good or bad. “Youth Without Youth” is Coppola’s first movie since “The Rainmaker” in 1997. It had its public premiere Saturday night at the Rome Film Festival. At an earlier screening for the press, reactions were mixed, and Coppola asked people to see it more than once. “When you venture into new territories … you know that it’s different than `Spider-Man’ or `Shrek’ or other films that are immediately met with success. So part of being an artist who wants to look at new areas (is knowing that) it will take awhile for people to be familiar with the film. I only ask you to think that my film was interesting.” Also Saturday, Coppola said his comments in the November issue of GQ magazine were taken out of context. He was quoted as saying Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson have become apathetic and lost their passion for taking on good roles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgOtway Golf News:Well October has arrived, and it’s time for the open Sunday scrambles again at Otway, starting this Sunday 5th, with names in to the clubhouse by 12.45 for a 1 o’clock tee off.Last Saturday the Millenium Construction sponsored ladies and gents open produced some fine performances, and exceptional scoring. The ladies section was won by Orla Gallagher with 43 pts, followed by Edel Doherty 2nd on 37 and Celine Bradley in third place with 35.Victory in the gents section went to Arthur Morrison with 45 pts, with Dan Canning a close second on 44, and just one point back in 3rd was Patrick Kelly.Nearest the pin was won by Noel Fisher. Congrats to all the prizewinners, and a big thanks to Millenium Construction for their generous sponsorship of the day.The club fundraising draw was also held on the night, with the main prize sponsored by Michael Ewings going to Steven Fahey, 2nd prize sponsored by Whoriskey Oils going to Ollie O’Dowd, and third prize also sponsored by Michael Ewings won by Michael McGahey. And finally well done to Philip Friel who just edged past Patsy Gallagher to take the title in the recent Top Eight matchplay final.GOLF NEWS: ORLA GALLAGHER IN EXCELLENT FORM AT OTWAY was last modified: September 30th, 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:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more

Who Man United are playing in pre-season and where they will be travelling

first_img Manchester United will play at the Pasadena Rose Bowl 2 What is the International Champions Cup?It is a pre-season tournament that will see 18 of Europe’s top clubs take part at various venues across the United States, Europe and Singapore in July.Most teams will play three matches and only one champion will emerge based on topping the league table.Full Manchester United pre-season schedule:July 20: Club America – Phoenix, USA – 3am UK timeJuly 23: San Jose Earthquakes – Santa Clara, USA – 00:00am UK timeJuly 26: AC Milan – Pasadena, USA –  4am UK timeJuly 28: Liverpool – Ann Arbor, USA – 10pm UK timeAugust 1: Real Madrid – Miami, USA – 1am UK timeAugust 5: Bayern Munich – Munchen, Germany – 7.15pm UK time Who are Manchester United playing in pre-season?The Red Devils will be spending the majority of their summer in America, with five games scheduled in the States.United’s pre-season kicks-off in Phoenix against Club America on July 19 before they travel to Santa Clara to play San Jose Earthquakes three days later.They will then take part in the International Champions Cup, facing AC Milan on July 26 in Pasadena, domestic rivals Liverpool on July 28 and European champions Real Madrid on August 1.United will then return to Europe for their final pre-season match, against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on August 5, ahead of the opening Premier League game against Leicester City on August 11. Jose Mourinho failed to win any silverware for Manchester United last season Manchester United will play their first pre-season match just four days after the World Cup final on July 15.talkSPORT gives you the lowdown on the Premier League’s side preparations for the new campaign as Jose Mourinho looks to get his squad in perfect shape for a tilt at the title. 2last_img read more


first_imgA NUMBER of cars have been damaged after a crash at Murlog on the outskirts if Lifford this afternoon.Gardai and ambulance crews attended the scene and a number of people were treated for shock.Gardai say no-one was injured and an investigation into the cause of the multi-vehicle crash is underway.  NO-ONE HURT IN LIFFORD ROAD CRASH was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:NO-ONE HURT IN LIFFORD ROAD CRASHlast_img read more


first_imgMichael Murphy scored 1-3 to see Glenswilly advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFCSt Michael’s and Glenswilly have advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC following a nervy evening in Foxhall.At the end of the match which Glenswilly won by two points, St Michael’s were left to nervously wait for news from Towney where Kilcar were playing Bundoran.With Glenswilly defeating St Michael’s, Kilcar had to win by thirty points in order to advance. They defeated Bundoran by twenty-seven points, running out comprehensive winners on a score-line of 5-15 to 0-03.However, their valiant effort were in vain, as Rory Gallagher’s side were eliminated on scoring difference.In fact if they had scored TWO more points, all three sides incredibly would’ve finished level on four points apiece with an equal scoring difference of +23.Glenswilly and St Michael’s finished on +23, but Glenswilly topped the group because they defeated St Michael’s. Kilcar had been the favourites to win the Donegal SFC after defeating Glenswilly a fortnight ago, but a heavy nine-point home defeat to St Michael’s last weekend done the damage.Glenswilly knew they needed a victory against St Michael’s to advance, but for 45 minutes it wasn’t looking good for Gary McDaid’s side.Both teams set up with ultra-defensive systems in place, and it resulted in a truly dour game of football.An incredible statistic from the match is that not ONE single point was scored by either side from play throughout the entire match.St Michael’s were the brighter side in the first-half, and despite falling behind to an early Michael Murphy free, they seemed to be more comfortable playing the defensive system. A free from Colm McFadden cancelled out Michael Murphy’s opener, and then an wonderful goal from Martin McElhinney rocked Glenswilly.It was a wonderful move, McElhinney started the move in his own half-back line, and finished it superbly as St Michael’s worked the ball up the pitch at an incredible tempo.McFadden then pointed a wonder-score from a placed ball to put St Michael’s ahead by four at the break.Glenswilly plodded away in the second-half with no real joy, as they tried to penetrate the St Michael’s rear-guard in the second-half, but were time and again frustrated by the well-organised blanket defence employed by Tony Wilkinson’s side. One free from Michael Murphy got them back to within one score of St Michael’s.However, with fifteen minutes to go and with Glenswilly running out of ideas, Neil Gallagher launched a hopeful ball into the square and Michael Murphy managed to get a fist to it to send it to the back of the net.The goal was a very soft concession from a St Michael’s point of view, and it gave Glenswilly a huge lift going into the last ten minutes of the game.Two free frees, one from Gary McFadden and another from Murphy was enough to edge Glenswilly through.The game was marred by a series of off the ball incidents, as the referee struggled to keep emotions in check in what was a highly charged atmosphere.Incredibly the management from Glenswilly ran onto the pitch on several occasions throughout the game to dispute a number of calls the referee made.One such incident seen Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid run thirty-yards to remonstrate with the referee over a tackle made by Martin McElhinney.A melee broke out at the end of match again, as officials tried to separate both sets of players.In the end both sides advanced, but they could meet again in either a Donegal SFC semi-final or final.DONEGAL SFC: KILCAR BOW OUT, AS ST MICHAEL’S AND GLENSWILLY ADVANCE was last modified: October 12th, 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:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more