first_imgA CO Donegal ladies football coach is set to be honoured for his relentless and prolific work with his club and county over the years.Milford coach Martin Barrett seems to spend his entire life at the club – working with children at U12 right through to the Seniors.And now the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Association has named him Volunteer of the Year. He will be presented with the special award at a ceremony in Co Tyrone on Friday.A Milford club spokesman said: The Club is delighted to have received word today that Martin Barrett has been awarded the Ulster LGFA Volunteer of the Year award. I’m sure everyone within the Club is aware of the huge huge amount of work Marty has done in establishing na Galloglaigh ladies as a force too be reckoned with in the county already, despite only coming back into existence in 2007 with U14 and U16 teams.“Since then the Club, with a huge amount of effort and time from Marti, Ger Hardiman, Louis Gallagher and others, has gone from strength to strength and we now have Ladies teams ranging from U12 right up to Senior and recently a Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team.“Marti has also somehow found time to be involved in Donegal Ladies U16, Minor and Senior teams over the years and has seen many of the talents he coached at Club level progress to represent the County, and so far, 17 players from the Club have gone on to play for Donegal from U14 to Senior level. He is a great GAA man and Club man to the core and this recognition from the Ulster LGFA is very well deserved and the Club is very proud” Martin will be presented with his award at this Fridays Ulster LGFA awards night in Kellys Inn, BallygawleyMarty on the left with one of his many teamsMILFORD COACH MARTY NAMED ULSTER LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 18th, 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:Donegal LGFAMartin BarrettMilfordlast_img read more

Folayang working on ground game, striking as he awaits next fight

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — There’s no rest for the weary.And if you’re like Eduard Folayang, whose target on his back is bigger than ever, there is no excuse to stop training.ADVERTISEMENT “As a fighter, you really need to continue training because if you don’t, tables are quick to turn on you,” he said.The reigning ONE Lightweight champion is in Indonesia to support fellow Team Lakay member Geje Eustaquio, who is set to face Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough limited to a cornerman for the big fightcard, the Ifugao warrior shared that he’s still keeping his body in top shape as he waits for his next fight.He’s also improving some facets of his game in the process, focusing more on his ground game and sharpening his striking. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Striking is so hard to perfect because you have to consider lots of things, especially the timing and the execution. And for the strikes, as much as possible, I want to have precise shots when I fight. I really have to give time to those so that I can further improve my capabilities,” he said.Though still in limbo on who to defend his title next, Folayang assured everyone that he will be in action in November when ONE Championship returns to Manila.“For sure, I will fight there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

CPWD uses strong words against CAG, finds report incorrect

first_imgThe Supreme Court’s verdict arising out of the presidential reference has injected a shot of confidence in various government departments reeling under the observation of the CAG reports.In reply to the Public Accounts Committee(PAC) on the Commonwealth Games, the Central Public Works Department(CPWD) has used exceptionally strong language against the CAG.The choice of adjectives ranges from “erroneous conclusions” to “wrong comparisons” to “skewed approach” to “not based on facts” to “not properly understood” to “purely speculative” to “not based on reality.”On PAC’s question based on the CAG report that irregular financial favours were extended to the CWG contractors the CPWD retorted with a bang.It alleged that audit’s statement which says that there is an over payment by irregularly treating the substituted items of works as extra items, is not based on facts.It further states that audit is taking a skewed approach in dealing with the extra or substitute item.On the issue of toughened glass used in one of the sports premises which the audit claims led to loss of Rs 2.16 crore, the reply read, “Audit is now silent on the fact that if the rates of roofing were processed as substitute items in place of extra, the department would have paid Rs 11,625.19 per sqm in place of Rs 9,168 per sqm(actually paid) but was never done to safeguard the government interest.”On the PAC’s question of steps taken by the CPWD to ensure level-playing field amongst participating bidders, the CPWD replied by saying, “Consultancy for repair and upgradation of existing structure has perhaps been wrongly misinterpreted and understood by the audit to cover the concept of design of future stadium.”advertisementThe CPWD added that they tried best to ensure more participation and effective competition and that competitive bidding was denied as “baseless and purely based on assumption.”On the charge of restrictive bidding for laying synthetic athletics tracks, the CPWD said that the eligibility criteria were according to the CVC guidelines.CAG in its report had observed that unjustified rates for VIP and VVIP chairs led to a loss of Rs 3.66 crore which the CPWD in its reply said that the estimates were prepared at the time of the call of the tenders and not at the time of inviting expression of interest.The agency is also accused of revising contractor’s profit and overheads(CPOH) from 10 to 15 per cent of ACIL without the government’s prior approval leading to a loss to exchequer.The CPWD said the audit has tried to connect two different aspects and to project an altogether different scenario which is not based on reality.It concludes by saying, “audit shouldn’t jump to such speculative imaginations without verifying the actual facts.” To another allegation based on CAG report refers to wasteful expenditure resulting out of purchase of 29 racing lanes instead of 18 as required.The CPWD claimed that the CAG did not take note of the guidelines of the CWG Organising Committee for sports equipment.The agency argued that it was done to take care of any unforeseen incident and one spare set of float lanes in the possession of the Sports Authority of India(SAI) cannot be termed as an excess expenditure of Rs 22 crore as alleged by the audit.The CPWD, in its answers to PAC, blamed CAG for not going through the papers and even quoting wrong figures.last_img read more

Video: Watch This Short, Powerful Documentary About Clemson Quarterback Deshaun Watson

first_imgDeshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 31: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers stands with head coach Dabo Swinney after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners with a score of 37 to 17 to win the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the best players in college football. He also has an excellent story to match his ability on the field. The ACC Digital Network and Havoline Football Saturdays put together a short documentary about Watson, covering his high school career and rise to five-star recruit, as well as the inspiration that he draws from his mother Deann, who survived a fight with tongue cancer during his high school career.Clemson fans will love this video, but it is worth a watch for all college football fans.last_img read more

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first_imgRecommended Links – — • We believe trusting your bank with your entire life savings is a big mistake…As we’ve shown, hackers outsmart banks and government authorities every day.A skilled hacker could break into your bank’s computer and transfer or delete your account balance. Your life savings would vanish in an instant.To protect yourself, we recommend you move money outside of the digital financial system. Start by withdrawing enough paper cash for you and your family to live on for six months. You could store the money in a safe, storage unit, or even under your mattress.We also encourage you to own physical gold. Gold is real money. It’s a hard asset that computer hackers can’t steal. Plus, gold’s value could soar as cyberattacks become more common.• While cybercrime may be a huge threat to your wealth, it’s also an opportunity…Chris says the best way to profit from the rise of cybercrime is to invest in cybersecurity companies. These companies help your bank, stockbroker, and credit card company fend off hackers. They keep your money and personal information safe.According to Chris, the cybersecurity industry is booming:The cybersecurity market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 18% from 2015 through 2020. That would take it from a $75 billion a year market to a $170 billion a year market over the next five years.• It’s becoming harder for companies to defend themselves from cyber-attacks…Chris explains:Businesses’ networks are growing increasingly complex and difficult to secure. Meanwhile, the tools available to hackers are more sophisticated and easier to use. And the financial incentives of cybercrime continue to increase.The old “block and protect” model of security is obsolete. That’s why companies are spending more each year on new security methods.• This year, Chris recommended two of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity companies…One of those stocks is up 27% since April. The other is up 26% in just over a month.Chris thinks both stocks will go much higher. But he doesn’t recommend buying them at current prices. New investors should wait for a pullback before pulling the trigger.The good news is that Chris is following several other exciting, lucrative tech trends right now. One technology where Chris sees a HUGE opportunity is drones. As you may know, a drone is a flying vehicle that an operator controls remotely, operates autonomously, or some combination of the two.Chris recommended three drone companies in January. He says all three stocks could jump 50% or more. And it’s not too late to invest in the companies either. All three stocks are still “Buys” at current prices.You can learn more about Chris’ top cybersecurity and drone stocks by signing up for Extraordinary Technology. Click here to begin your risk-free trial.Chart of the DayCommercial loan delinquencies are rising at their fastest pace on record…As you may know, a loan becomes delinquent when a borrower gets 30 days behind on his debt payment. A borrower will become delinquent on his debt before he files for bankruptcy.That’s why we watch delinquencies so closely. A big jump in delinquencies can signal problems in the debt market long before you see a surge in bankruptcies.As today’s chart shows, the number of delinquent commercial loans (30 days or more) has spiked to new highs. In fact, delinquencies are rising faster today than they did during the 2008–2009 financial crisis.Casey Report editor E.B. Tucker explains why this is such a huge problem—and how to protect your money from it—in this free video presentation. Click here to watch.Regards,Justin SpittlerDelray Beach, FloridaJune 7, 2016We want to hear from you.If you have a question or comment, please send it to [email protected] We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. 42 Banks Investigating Small, Mysterious New Currency [SHOCKING]The way you buy everything—from groceries, to electricity, to cars—is about to drastically change… A new financial “epidemic” has begun…It’s not a stock market crash, an economic depression, or a currency crisis.If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know those are very real threats. But what we’re talking about is even more dangerous. And it’s already happening today…This threat could instantly wipe out your life savings. The CEO of tech giant IBM recently called it “the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world.” It’s the FBI’s “worst nightmare.”Regular readers know we’re talking about a cyber-attack on your bank account…one that could wipe out every penny of your savings.As you’re about to see, a cyber-attack is a huge threat to your wealth right now.Yet, most people are totally unprepared for one. They assume the government will protect them. That’s a dangerous assumption…Hackers have already broken into many of the world’s most “secure” government databases. They’ve stolen social security numbers, tax records, and millions of dollars.If the government can’t protect itself, it can’t protect you.By the end of this Dispatch, you’ll know how to safeguard your wealth from a cyber-attack. You’ll also learn how Chris Wood, Casey’s technology analyst, turned this threat into a big money-making opportunity…• The government was hit by 77,000 cyber-attacks last year…That’s more than 200 every day. And 10% more than there were in 2014.In recent years, hackers have broken into the computer networks of the Department of Defense, CIA, and IRS.Even the Federal Reserve has admitted to being hacked 50 times since 2011. And that’s only the attacks the public knows about. The Guardian reported last week:The records represent only a slice of all cyber-attacks on the Fed because they include only cases involving the Washington-based Board of Governors, a federal agency that is subject to public records laws.According to The Guardian, the Fed has called many of these attacks acts of “espionage”:The U.S. central bank’s staff suspected hackers or spies in many of the incidents, the records show. The Fed’s computer systems play a critical role in global banking and hold confidential information on discussions about monetary policy that drives financial markets.Authorities believe the Chinese and Russian governments were behind some of these attacks.• Not every hacker is a spy…Many hackers just want money.You may have heard about the hackers who stole $81 million from the Federal Reserve.As we explained in March, these hackers used a computer virus to break into an account at the Fed. They then wired over $100 million from the Fed to accounts overseas. Authorities recovered $19 million. But the hackers still got away with about $81 million.It was one of the biggest bank robberies in history.• Hackers could rob you just as easily…To understand why, think about the “money” in your bank account. What is it really?It’s not a claim to gold or any other hard asset. It’s not even cash. Your local bank probably has less than $100,000 sitting in its vault. That’s not nearly enough to cover everyone’s deposits.These days, your money is just digital bytes in a computer. It’s backed by nothing but confidence in the banking system.• The U.S. financial system is far more fragile than most folks think…JPMorgan Chase, E-Trade, and Scottrade have all been victims of major cyber-attacks.These are some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial institutions. Americans trust them with hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet hackers stole personal data of more than 100 million customers from them.• Chris Wood, editor of Extraordinary Technology, says cyber-attacks happen every second…He says cybercrime is now a “global epidemic.” He explained why in last month’s issue of Extraordinary Technology:According to the 2016 Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, there are about 19 cybercrime victims per second globally. That’s over 1.6 million victims daily. And it’s 594 million victims per year—nearly twice the population of the U.S.Cybercrime will soon cost businesses trillions of dollars every year:The report estimates that each victim loses an average of $358 and 21 hours fixing the problem.Meanwhile, British insurance company Lloyd’s estimates that cybercrime cost businesses as much as $400 billion in 2015 alone.And this crime is growing. Market research firm Juniper Research says it will cost businesses over $2 trillion a year by 2019. That’s a four-year compound annual growth rate of about 50%. ATTENTION: What If Doug Is Right About Gold?This is an urgent announcement so please read this immediately… We’ve recently uncovered new evidence that indicates a massive run on gold could take place as soon as “this week”—maybe even before next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Fact is, Jim Rickards, author of The New Case For Gold does NOT think we’ll see a rate hike—which could have a shocking effect on the markets and…importantly…the price of gold. That’s why he dropped everything to deliver a special announcement—and action plan—for Daily Dispatch readers like you. SPECIAL: Click here before it’s too late.last_img read more