27 May
2021

VEC says Finn Valley College will open, but questions remain

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – August 19, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleDerry Belfast links to be discussed at Guildhall meetingNext articleMac Lochlainn praises campaigners as Moville Greencastle Scheme gets the go-ahead News Highland Google+ Newsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest However, NECI spokesperson Dennis Judge says having spoken to people involved, he does not believe that a Change of Contractor document has been signed, and worked cannot be certified until that happens.He says the best way to ensure the school opens on time is for all sides to meet and resolve their difficulties………………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/judge530.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic VEC says Finn Valley College will open, but questions remain A member of Donegal VEC says there’s no question of the new Finn Valley College not opening in time for the new academic year, but that’s been questioned by a representitive the National Electrical Contractors of Ireland.There have been concerns that a dispute between the main contractor and a sub contractor may compromise plans to open the new school in two weeks time, as electrical work may not be certified.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan, a member of Donegal VEC, says he’s been assured that a new electrical sub contractor is already in place, and all outstanding work will be completed in time………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pmgow1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

Lions ease to victory

first_img The Country XV, comprising mostly part-time players including an electrician, an apprentice plumber and a medical student, were inevitably outpaced by a team of elite athletes. Juggernaut wing George North led the way with two first-half touchdowns, while there were also tries for Alex Cuthbert, Richard Hibbard, Conor Murray, skipper Brian O’Driscoll, Sean O’Brien, Stuart Hogg, Leigh Halfpenny and Jonathan Davies. Hogg kicked four conversions and Halfpenny three. Lions head coach Warren Gatland would not have gleaned a huge amount from the game, building towards Saturday week’s first Test against Australia in Brisbane. There was, though, another eye-catching display by Wales openside flanker Justin Tipuric that could keep some pressure on tour captain Sam Warburton, who is expected to lead the Lions against New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney this weekend. And the Lions’ backs, featuring a potential first Test three-quarter line of Cuthbert, O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts and North, operated with express pace and lightning precision, especially during the first half. But there were also a number of unforced errors by Lions players, especially when it came to handling under pressure, and with a little more luck the Country XV would have scored at least one consolation try. Questions will inevitably rage about the quality of the Lions’ fourth tour opponents and they have now scored 214 points and 28 tries, being tested only by Queensland Reds last Saturday. That one-sided scenario should change, though, as the squad head for Sydney on Wednesday and then take on the Brumbies in Canberra next Tuesday. The British and Irish Lions romped to a predictably emphatic 64-0 success against a Combined Country XV as they ran in 10 tries at Hunter Stadium.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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18 Sep
2020

AB de Villiers speaks about comeback to South African side

first_imgTHE South African cricket team is going through a bit of a transition period. The situation had risen after the retirement of some key individuals who had carried the Proteas. Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy are some of the players who have retired from international cricket. But, the early retirement of the South African batsman AB de Villiers has definitely impacted the side heavily.Recently, while playing in the Big Bash League 2019-20, the right-handed batsman had said that there have been talks of his comeback to international cricket. The comeback would see him primarily focussing on winning the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 for the South African side.Since Mark Boucher signed up for the role of head coach, his aim has been to take the side in the right direction. Boucher has openly expressed his desire to have ABD back in the side. Former skipper Faf du Plessis, also expressed his interest to have the retired star back for the ICC T20 World Cup.Speculations were that de Villiers will play some international cricket before the start of the IPL but that didn’t happen. With the cash-rich league being postponed till April 15, RCB player opened up on the possibility of an international comeback.“Let’s wait and see what happens. My focus is on the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the moment and helping Royal Challengers Bangalore realise our full potential. Then we will sit down and have a look at the rest of the year and see what is possible,” de Villiers said as quoted by Sportstar.For now, it seems AB is planning not to hurry into making any decision. The 36-year-old had retired from international cricket in 2018. He did try to get into the South African squad before the World Cup 2019. However, the team management didn’t let him. In the end, the World Cup turned out to be disastrous for the Proteas.Talking about his decision of retiring, he said, “Each player must consider his own circumstances and make his own decision. I reached a point where I wanted to see more of my wife and two young sons and seek a reasonable balance between family and cricket. “The mental and physical demands on the leading players are massive these days, but each player must decide what he can and can’t do.” (CricTracker)last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

BtoBet prioritises player prop portfolio for Euro 2020

first_imgShare BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Related Articles BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share BtoBet is pushing on with its plans for Euro 2020 – a perfect “hunting ground” for player acquisition and revival – by providing bookmakers with a boosted sports betting package including more options for betting on star players and their statistics.This package, said the industry supplier, has been designed to reflect today’s punters want for more data and analytical information to increase their engagement through in-play.Davide Ruggeri, the firm’s Head of Sports, said that there is an ever-growing pool of players more interested in betting on the star players and their statistical performances rather than on the teams. He explained: “For most of them it’s a far more engaging and enjoyable betting experience and in-play player props aim to take this experience to a whole new level.”Player prop markets, including those supplied through the BtoBet platform, allow sportsbook customers to bet on individual players markets in real-time. This is part of a diverse offering with a focus on in-play events with a “higher incidence of occurence” than goals.Ruggeri added: “Keeping in mind that the upcoming Euro is also a perfect hunting ground when it comes to player acquisition and revival, operators should offer a diverse offering to create compelling new player-focused experiences that occur throughout the entire 90 minutes which eventually puts their brand on a higher level to the competition.”To download ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, click HERE.last_img read more

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