Boxing star Jason Quigley took time off from his hectic schedule in LA, by unwinding at Voodoo Venue over the weekend.Quigley won his second professional fight over the stubborn Mexican Fernando Najera last weekend.Quigley returned home midweek for a short break, before he heads back to LA in preparation for his next fight. It was another fantastic weekend at Voodoo Venue as the crowds flocked in the Donegal’s No.1 nightspot on Friday and Saturday night.Every week Donegal Daily and Voodoo Venue give one lucky reveller pictured out and about at the weekend the chance to avail of free entry for FOUR and a free bottle of champagne on arrival.If your face is circled above, then contact Voodoo on Facebook to claim your prize. PICTURE SPECIAL – ANOTHER ‘KNOCKOUT’ WEEKEND AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 NIGHTCLUB VOODOO VENUE was last modified: August 24th, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresJason Quigleynewspicture specialVoodoo Venue
These two most tenured NBA California franchises have never had an actual rivalry. There has never been anything approaching gold-plated ill will between them.That may be changing.Recently, Warriors coach Steve Kerr appeared on an NBC Sports Bay Area podcast. He criticized the actions of Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ most recent Anointed One. See, last … When was the last time the Warriors and Lakers acted like bitter rivals?You’re wrong.You’re wrong again.And you’re wrong again.
Martin Guptill struck an unbeaten 86 to power New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method over Pakistan in the second one day international at Saxton Oval, Nelson on Tuesday.Chasing 247 for a win, New Zealand were rocked early when Colin Munro was dismissed without opening his account on the thid ball of their innings.Guptill and Kane Williamson the added 46 for the second wicket before the skipper was caught by Shadab Khan at the backward point off Faheem Ashraf.However, Guptill continued to play his attacking game and got good support from Ross Taylor, who struck 43-ball 45 not out in a match which was interrupted by rain.New Zealand were 64/2 in 14 overs when rain arrived. After a long delay, play was resumed with the home team getting a revised target of 151 in 25 overs.The duo continued to punish the the Pakistan bowlers with Guptill reaching his fifty with a six. The pair was also involved in an 104-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket as New Zealand reached the target with 7 balls remaining.Earlier, Mohammad Hafeez and tailenders Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan made half-centuries as Pakistan struggled to 246-9, batting first after winning the toss.In a repeat of the first international, which New Zealand won by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system, Pakistan were always under pressure after losing early wickets and fell short of a par score at Saxton Oval where teams which bat first in ODIs average 260.Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed chose to bowl in the first match at the Basin Reserve and New Zealand went on to score 315-7 and to cruise to victory in a rain-affected match in which Pakistan lost two wickets in their first over.advertisementOn Tuesday Sarfraz took the opposite tack and chose to bat first but the result was the same. Pakistan lost openers Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq, playing in place of the injured Fakhar Zaman, with only 14 runs on the board, then slipped to 39-3.Hafeez tried to play a steadying role with his 33rd half-century in ODIs but Pakistan weren’t able to build partnerships at the top of the order. The best was his 45-run stand with Shoaib Malik (27) for the fourth wicket and when he was out for 60 Pakistan were in trouble at 127-6.Hasan Ali helped save Pakistan with his highest score in any form of cricket and his 70-run partnership with Shadab Khan for the eighth wicket revived a failing innings. Shadab went on to make 52, to match his highest score in ODIs and to drag Pakistan closer to a competitive total.Tim Southee (2-57) and Trent Boult (1-54) both claimed early wickets to give the bowling side the upper hand. Williamson introduced his spinners early and left-armer Mitchell Santner and leg-spinner Todd Astle prevented Pakistan from rebuilding through the middle of the innings.Santner took 1-34 from his 10 overs and Astle claimed the wickets of Malik and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (3) to finish with 2-50 from seven overs.Speedster Lockie Ferguson was also a major contributor with 3-39 from 10 overs.(With inputs from AP)
Following the decision last year to postpone the April 2017 Masters Trans Tasman, we would like to advise the rescheduled dates for the 2017 Masters Trans Tasman Series and further nomination information.The Masters Trans Tasman Series has now been scheduled for September 14th to 18th 2017 in Kawana, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, in conjunction with the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium.Due to the 2017 World Masters Games, we have resolved with Touch New Zealand that the divisions for this event will be: Women 27s, Menâ€™s 30â€™s, the 40s and 50s.The date change has necessitated some changes to the selection and training camp timelines previously communicated in 2016. This attached document outlines the new nomination and selection process for the Australian Master’s Teams for the period – March 2017 to September 2017.TFA will again implement a Masterâ€™s Selection/Training Program, whereby players are required to nominate for selection. Training Squads will be selected after the 2017 NTL and players will then participate in selection and training camps in the lead up to the international event.Please note: ALL interested players must submit a nomination for this event, regardless of previous nominations in 2016.More detailed information on the actual tour will become available in the next few months. However, indicative costs for a player levy based on previous international events held in Australia would be in the area of $1500.For further information please click on the link below. Download more 2017 Masters Trans Tasman information here. Related Links2017 Masters Trans Tasman
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Of course the second Spurs meet us they’re back on track!by Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was typically jovial when talking about Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Spurs snapped a three-game winless with an emphatic 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.Speaking after his side beat Genk on Wednesday, Klopp joked about the timing of Spurs’ return to form.He said: “We’ve just had two away games that were both difficult for different reasons. I don’t know where we are now but I know where we need to be on Sunday.”It’s a refreshed Tottenham. Of course the second they meet us they’re back on track! But we’re a different team to Red Star Belgrade, just like Tottenham are different to Genk.”
Story Highlights It is geared towards providing focused capacity, advocacy and market penetration support to exporters and export-ready firms. The three-year engagement, which will run until 2022, is being spearheaded by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). “So we look at how export-ready these companies are, the viability of the product to go overseas, capacity and ability of the companies to meet additional demand, potential economic impact and sustainability of the business,” he pointed out.Mr. Durrant said that at least a 50 per cent average growth in export is projected over the three years, adding that 90 per cent of the participating entities not exporting at Export Max III’s outset are expected to establish at least one market on completion of the programme.“We expect to generate 15 trade leads per company over the three-year period, and we are projecting that we could have a five per cent average increase in jobs for the participating companies. So this is serious business for companies. We expect them to sell, sell, sell after that initial development programme,” he emphasised.Mr. Durrant said the programme is a plus for participants as “it reduces the time and effort to enter new markets, leading to savings in the cost of undertaking this initiative if they were to do it on their own”.“They are getting the support of three agencies to develop their export capacity, so we expect financial gain for the companies and economic development for the country, which, when combined, will bring about major success,” he stated. Fifty companies will benefit from capacity building and export promotion support under the Government’s Export Max III programme, being rolled out in April.The three-year engagement, which will run until 2022, is being spearheaded by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).It is geared towards providing focused capacity, advocacy and market penetration support to exporters and export-ready firms.This is intended to competitively position the entities to exploit market opportunities and ultimately make a greater contribution to the local economy.Manager for JAMPRO’s Sales Support Unit, Ricardo Durrant, told JIS News that a key objective is identifying specific needs of the target companies and designing and implementing customised enterprise development initiatives to improve business performance and competitiveness.To this end, JAMPRO has partnered with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), and Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will deliver the programme, which also includes mentorship, business development, sales training and export promotion components.“We have collaborated with these two super agencies, who will bring their individual talents and capacities to bear on the programme. The JBDC deals with business development, [which] they are strong on… and will bring that to the programme, while the JMEA will offer the mentorship and market intelligence that these companies will find useful,” he outlined.Mr. Durrant further pointed out that “as you know with most small companies, there is an incubation period where they need that mentorship to develop and grow and become super companies, and we expect that the JMEA will deliver to these companies”.He said that JAMPRO, in delivering the export promotion component, will introduce the companies to various markets in the Caribbean, United States of America, Canada, and United Kingdom, through trade shows, expos and other inward or outward missions arranged.“Entering into an overseas market is not the easiest thing… so capacity building is going to be very important. We have to ensure that they have sound management practices, [so] they will go through a productivity improvement programme and there will also be sales training and access to financial support,” Mr. Durrant further highlighted.The Export Max III programme seeks to attract Jamaican-made products from agro-processing, manufacturing and services in the categories of food, that is, processed and manufactured; non-food such as castor oil, chemicals and cosmetics; and services covering film, animation, education, music and information technology-enabled services.The three-year Export Max III logo. Fifty companies will benefit from capacity building and export promotion support under the Government’s Export Max III programme, being rolled out in April.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze.The rupture happened on a natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge about 13.5 kilometres from Prince George on Tuesday evening, Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said in an emailed statement.It ignited at the site, which is in a rural area. There are no reports of injuries, he said.“Enbridge emergency crews have responded, have isolated and are currently depressurizing two natural gas transmission lines in the vicinity to contain the incident,” he said. “The incident area has been cordoned off to maintain public safety.”The evacuees largely belonged to the nearby Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and were asked to leave their homes as a precaution, he said.“Enbridge is working with area communities to ensure public safety,” he said.British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment said it had been notified of the incident Shelley, B.C., and involved an 900 PSI pipeline.Prince George resident Dhruv Desai said he was driving up a hill toward the nearby University of Northern British Columbia when he noticed several cars had pulled off the road taking photos of something.He pulled over as well and snapped his own shots of a massive blaze.“I was able to see it very clearly from the hill,” he said. “It was huge even from this distance.”Meanwhile, National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld said the fire was along Enbridge’s Westcoast main line, which falls under the board’s jurisdiction.The Westcoast Transmission System transports natural gas produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to consumers in B.C. and, through interconnecting pipelines, other Canadian provinces and the United States.“NEB inspectors have been deployed to this area. They’re going to monitor and oversee the company’s response to the incident, and they’re going to determine the impact and extend of the fire and release,” Neufeld said.The NEB has also activated its emergency operations centre in Calgary, he said.It will work closely with the Transportation Safety Board, which is responsible for investigating the incident, Neufeld said.
Now former-OSU wide receiver Devin Smith speaks to the media at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Smith is projected as a first round draft pick by many experts. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor some, pro day is a way to improve on subpar performances in certain events at the NFL Scouting Combine. For others, it is a time to introduce yourself, both personally and through your play, to the NFL scouts and coaches on hand.No matter what the goal was, the 10 former Ohio State players currently entered in the 2015 NFL draft had a chance to reach it Friday morning with OSU’s annual pro day event at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.At one end of the spectrum is wide receiver Devin Smith, who currently projects as a first-round pick in many mock drafts. Smith, who performed at the combine in Indianapolis last month, said he was using the opportunity to show off some of the finer points of his skill set.“I was really just trying to hush the critics of me, that I’m only able to run one route,” Smith said. “I thought it was really important to go out there and run all the routes, show them that I’ve improved and can run all the routes.”Smith said in addition to route running, he wanted to be able to showcase his ability to corral the ball on a regular basis.“A lot of teams felt that I’m not very consistent with my hands, so I made sure I did that,” he said. “I put a lot of work and training into working on my hands and my coordination.”On the other end, offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, who was not a starter for coach Urban Meyer until his redshirt-senior season, looked to get his name out there and get one step closer to the NFL.“You just try to start one year, and now you’re here trying to impress NFL teams,” Baldwin said. “It’s great. It’s a dream come true.”Despite a total of 76 representatives from the NFL in attendance at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, including members of all 32 teams, Baldwin said he was able to block out most of the pressure coming from the most important job interview of his life.“I didn’t (feel the pressure). After we got the bench out of the way, and the first 40 (yard dash), I was just more relaxed and everything just seemed better,” Baldwin said.Among the 76 NFL representatives in attendance were Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings general manager and OSU alumnus Rick Spielman.Tomlin was accompanied by current Pittsburgh and former OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier.Another participant Friday was cornerback Doran Grant. Grant said he has attended past pro days to support his teammates, but he still did not know exactly what to expect.“You’re the performer. You’re the one doing the workout. You’re the one interviewing for the job with all this NFL personnel,” Grant said. “I was looking at (redshirt-sophomore cornerback) Eli (Apple), how he was watching at me, and I said, ‘That’s how I used to be.’”Grant said he is still not sure where he might go in the draft. The Akron native said all that matters to him is making an NFL roster, in any capacity.He said has talked to the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Steelers, amongst other organizations.Baldwin said he does not know what the future will hold for him, but he appreciates days like Friday to give him a chance to work toward his dream.“Whether it’s going late-round draft or free agent, it doesn’t really matter to me. Just getting the chances,” he said.Baldwin was not aware of his numbers Friday, as they were not released to attendees outside of the scouts, but said he believes he performed well. The Solon, Ohio, product said he has an interview scheduled with the Carolina Panthers at the end of the month.While 2013 OSU graduates such as offensive lineman Marcus Hall, wide receiver Chris Fields and kicker Drew Basil made their returns to the WHAC on Friday, so did one player who has been away for quite a bit longer.Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 as a senior at OSU, returned to throw passes in receiving drills for tight end Jeff Heuerman and receivers Evan Spencer, Fields and Devin Smith.Devin Smith said it was a good experience to work with the former NFL starting quarterback.“It was great. Having a Heisman Trophy winner come out here and really giving us a good look, so we appreciate it and, and he’s always wanted to do stuff for us,” he said.In addition to Devin Smith, Baldwin, Heuerman, Spencer and Grant, the other recent OSU graduates participating Friday were defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller, kicker Kyle Clinton, long snapper Russell Doup and linebacker Curtis Grant.Doran Grant said, while he enjoys the pressure and intensity of the pre-draft workouts, he is getting restless waiting for the draft to begin April 30.“It’s been just like everybody told us,” he said. “They said it’s a long process. That’s what makes it hard, is how long from January until draft day. That’s the hardest part, the wait.”
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos believes that Lionel Messi’s desire to win the World Cup is something that not even he can achieve by himself and feels that the Argentine has just been unlucky with the team he hasThe Barcelona superstar played an integral role in guiding Argentina to the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but fell at the final hurdle with Germany grabbing an extra-time winner to lift football’s most prestigious trophy.Since then, Messi has lost a further two Copa America finals with Argentina and came very close to finishing his international career in 2016.But Carlos, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, feels that Messi has largely just been unlucky not to have the kind of team that would be able to win the tournament alongside him.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The former Real Madrid left-back suggested that if Messi was Brazilian he would have already have won it.“If Messi were Brazilian then he’d already have a World Cup,” Carlos told TyC Sports, via Marca.The 45-year-old was then asked which current stars he would like to play and he named the following three players:Cristiano RonaldoNeymarMessi
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick has responded to media about the recent failing grade that her ministry and the government have received from the Opposition. Appearing quite calm, Misick told local media that she predicted the failing grades from the opposition since they represent a portion of the society who may be of the opinion that the government is not doing a good job. Hon. Misick however noted that there will be improvements.