GAA RESULTS: DONEGAL NORTH

first_imgKavanaghs Supervalu U-15 Championship Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Sep-2011 Gaoth Dobhair 3 – 17 0 – 1 Glenfin Machaire Gathlan u/15 div 1 semi final extra time if needed Kelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Sep-2011 Sean MacCumhaills 2 – 15 2 – 5 Urris Burt-Hibernian Park minor div 1 semi final extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Sep-2011 Sean MacCumhaills 4 – 5 2 – 8 Buncrana Mac Cumhaill ParkMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Sep-2011 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 8 – 11 6 – 11 Glenfin Pairc Colmcille Newton 17-Sep-2011 Red Hughs 1 – 5 0 Robert Emmets CrossroadsMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Sep-2011 St Eunans A 5 – 14 3 – 2 St Michaels O Donnell Park-Letterkenny Marley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Sep-2011 Burt 1 – 1 5 – 12 Convoy Burt-Hibernian ParkKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2011 Buncrana 0 – 10 2 – 13 Letterkenny Gaels Scarvey-Buncrana minor div 2 semifinal extra time if needed16-Sep-2011 Red Hughs 1 – 9 1 – 6 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Crossroads minor div 2 play off extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2011 Letterkenny Gaels 0 – 4 11 – 13 St Eunans B Pairc Na nGael-Letterkenny15-Sep-2011 Milford 3 – 7 7 – 5 Fanad Gaels Moyle Park Milford14-Sep-2011 Glenswilly 7 – 10 1 – 6 Milford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaGAA RESULTS: DONEGAL NORTH was last modified: September 18th, 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)Tags:Donegal GAA North resultslast_img read more

Career women in Pakistan face uncertain future due to ‘Islamisation’ drive

first_imgCareer women in Pakistan face an uncertain future as that Muslim country continues its relentless “Islamisation” drive. If Pakistan’s Federal Shariat (Islamic) Court accepts a recent petition challenging the appointment of women to judicial posts then all the lady magistrates and judges would be retired from service.The main point of,Career women in Pakistan face an uncertain future as that Muslim country continues its relentless “Islamisation” drive. If  Pakistan’s Federal Shariat (Islamic) Court accepts a recent petition challenging the appointment of women to judicial posts then all the lady magistrates and judges would be retired from service.The main point of contention in the case filed by a lawyer and former student leader, Ansar Burney, is that lady magistrates and judges are working in courts without observing ‘purdah’ and discharging the functions of ‘Qazis’. This, according to Burney, was against the injunctions of Islam and against the spirit of the Constitution of Pakistan which says “the state shall exercise its powers within the limits described by the almightv Allah”.The petition has come in the wake of a nation-wide controversy sparked off by a religious scholar, Dr Asrar Ahmed, who alleged in a TV programme that women were responsible for the increase in sex crimes and therefore should not be taken in government jobs, and should be retired and sent home. Asrar’s remark has stirred a hornet’s nest among the educated and working women who hit back by demanding his removal from the Federal Council (Majlis-e-Shoora).Dr Asrar Ahmed: Defiant zealotResignation: A defiant Asrar, whose controversial views find as staunch a band of popular supporters as those who decry his views, made a dramatic announcement of his resignation from the Council last fortnight. According to him, the resignation had nothing to do with the demands of the women, but after having been associated with the Council for about eight months, he suddenly found it to be a “political body”.”The Council has become a nominated parliament instead of a consultative body. It is just wasting the nation’s time,” says Asrar, a doctor-turned-preacher who was once associated with the now defunct party Jamaat-e-Islami.advertisementHowever, the general belief here is that Asrar resigned because he was opposed to the presence of women in the Council. He has repeatedly voiced his demand for the removal of women members from the Council maintaining that they had no role to play and should not even be consulted on administrative matters. The debate on the status of women in the Muslim society of Pakistan has acquired a new sense of urgency in the nation’s media in the wake of this controversy.Pakistani women also suffered another setback recently when President Zia-ul-Haq ruled that they would not be allowed to go abroad to participate in sports events. The President, however, made it clear that women would be allowed to form teams and play within the country “fully observing the restrictions imposed by our culture and civilisation”.But, contrary to the President’s ruling, girls were barred from participating in the recently concluded national games in Peshawar. Even foreign girls including Indians were not allowed to take part in the games.Commenting on Zia’s statement, Naushaba, a young athlete from Karachi said that it was very disappointing and felt that it has left sportswomen in Pakistan in a quandary. Despite protests from hockey players and athletes, the Government appears determined to implement the ban.Reassurance: Strictures on women extend to other fields as well. There has been a lot of delay in the setting up of women’s universities in the provinces. The draft prepared by experts is presently under study at the Law Ministry. Even if it is accepted by the ministry, it has yet to be placed before the Cabinet for final approval.PIA airhostesses: An uncertain future for working womenWomen educationists feel that the draft may never get the official seal of approval. More so because the only lady secretary in the Government, Gufzar Bano, has gone on leave preparatory to retirement. She was the only top-level woman bureaucrat capable of pushing the draft.Women in Pakistan are not very confident about the reassurance of Zia that working women will not be sent home, especially since the President’s remarks were followed by a ban on women athletes from competing abroad. Interestingly enough, Asrar’s controversial TV programme ‘Al-Huda’ – based on Islamic teachings – was banned in the wake of his remarks on women. TV bosses apparently succumbed to pressure from women’s groups. In a touch of irony, two young women lawyers of Karachi – Begum G.M. Tamseel and Begum Tamseel Javed – have moved a civil court challenging the ban and seeking an injunction to continue the programme. The case continues.Pakistani women anxiously await the final outcome of these cases. The decision of the Federal Shariat Court would be binding on Zia as well. If all the lady magistrates and judges are sent back home it is inevitable that women workers in other government departments are in for a rude shock.advertisementlast_img read more

Head of BPIAJ Highlights Employment Potential of BPO Sector

first_img “Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said. President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment.Speaking at the media launch of ‘Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo’ on February 8 in Montego Bay, St. James, Ms. Henry said BPO is one of the fastest growing industries, which has contributed in excess of US$450 million to Jamaica’s economy, and has exponential multiplier effects with other sectors, such as security, transportation, retail, food and beverage, insurance, financial and others.She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.“Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said.“It is against this backdrop that, in collaboration with our members and partners, that the BPIAJ is pleased to be hosting the first ever Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo right here in beautiful Montego Bay,” she added.Slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the event will be staged from April 11 to 13, 2018.Ms. Henry said it will bring together a diverse group of global experts, technocrats, local entrepreneurs, government officials, BPO leaders, buyers and service providers.The President noted that as “the advocacy gateway for the sector”, the BPIAJ remains focused in promoting the interest of players in the industry, facilitating industry through investments and business growth, knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices.“Our passion for excellent outsourcing, building brand Jamaica and promoting social and economic development across Jamaica has been our mantra since inception,” she said.Ms. Henry said the BPO sector also provides real opportunities for career advancement, adding that most persons are not aware that the industry has one of the best supervisor-to-agent ratios and manager-to-supervisor ratios.“Furthermore, based on how the sector provides equal opportunity for growth, irrespective of qualification, age, colour or creed, this sector should be the centre stage in contributing to a vibrant and equitable future for our young people,” she argued. Story Highlights President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment. She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.last_img read more

Danaos Moves Back to Profitability

first_imgzoom Danaos Corporation has become the latest containership owner to announce a return to profit as it benefited from a high charter contract coverage in 4Q 2017. The company recorded a net income of USD 22.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of USD 446.6 million seen in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.What is more, operating revenues increased by 1.9 percent to USD 114.2 million in the three months ended December 31, 2017, from USD 112.1 million reported in the same period of 2016.“Our earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 improved markedly when compared to the earnings of the fourth quarter of 2016 which had been negatively impacted in the aftermath of the Hanjin bankruptcy,” John Coustas, Danaos’ CEO, explained.“This is mainly the result of our high charter contract coverage which remains at 86% for the next 12 months based on current operating revenues and 69% in terms of contracted operating days,” he added.Net income for 2017 stood at USD 83.9 million, against a net loss of USD 366.2 million posted in 2016, while operating revenues amounted to USD 451.7 million in 2017, compared to USD 498.332 million in 2016.As previously reported, Danaos is in breach of certain financial covenants as a result of the Hanjin bankruptcy.“We are currently engaged in discussions with our lenders regarding restructuring our debt, substantially all of which matures on December 31, 2018. In the meantime, we continue to generate positive cash flows from our operations and currently have sufficient liquidity to service all our operational obligations as well as all scheduled principal amortization and interest payments,” Coustas said.Although the charter market has stabilized “at slightly better levels” compared to the lows of 2016, Danaos’ CEO said the company does not expect a material improvement in the market environment this year given the large number of scheduled vessel deliveries.“During this extended period of market weakness which has presented many challenges, we remain focused on taking necessary actions to preserve the value of our company,” Coustas concluded.Danaos’ fleet currently comprises 59 vessels ranging from 2,200 to 13,100 TEU.last_img read more

50 Dominican fisherman apprehended by Royal Bahamas Defence Force

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, November 3, 2016 – Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Madeira, under the command of Acting Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup, apprehended two Dominican fishing vessels while on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas yesterday afternoon.Both vessels attempted to flee the area and warning shots had to be fired across the bow of the Dominican vessels by HMBS Madeira after all attempts were made to stop and board the vessels. One of the fleeing Dominican vessels rammed HMBS Madeira to prevent capture but was unsuccessful.HMBS Madeira then quickly deployed its sea boat and boarding team to apprehend the second Dominican vessel in 12-foot seas near the Old Bahama Channel. The incident occurred approximately 27 miles east-south east of Cay Lobos–a small cay on the perimeter of the Great Bahama Bank.Captain Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force (Acting), commended the Commanding Officer and the brave men and women of HMBS Madeira for their courageous efforts in helping to tackle a vexing problem that has threatened the livelihood of many Bahamians.Captain Bethel also extended his thanks to the dedicated Officers and Marines throughout the Defence Force, who have committed themselves to the success of the organization, and the security of our borders.“The Defence Force has been successful to a large extent in rolling back this poaching problem, and local fishing communities are beginning to see the benefits of The Bahamas Government’s $232 million dollar investment under the Sandy Bottom project,” said Captain Bethel. “We’re making it clear that foreign poachers are not welcomed here.”Upon searching the two steel-hulled vessels, the Defence Force boarding teams found a combined total of 50 foreign poachers from the Dominican Republic and a large undetermined quantity of fisheries resources.  The vessels will be escorted to the capital where they will be handed over to the relevant authorities for further processing.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to Guarding Our Heritage and maintaining a continuous Defence Force presence throughout The Bahamas. Related Items:#50dominicanpoachesapprehended, #stoppoachinginthebahamaslast_img read more

Ranieri downplays training ground bustup

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has refused to be drawn on Tuesday’s training ground bust-up between Aleksandar Mitrovic and Aboubakar Kamara.According to Sky Sports, there was a row at the gym in the club’s training center on Tuesday between Mitrovic and Kamara, but Fulham boss Ranieri has denied the claims saying it was merely a “chat”.“It wasn’t a battle; it was just a chat, something that happens in every team, nothing more,” he told Sky Sports.In December, the pair clashed on the pitch when Fulham was awarded a penalty against Huddersfield Town.Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…Kamara took the ball and refused to listen to his teammates and manager who wanted him to let Mitrovic play the penalty.He missed the penalty and was slammed by Ranieri after the game for his obstinate behavior.“I don’t think it was for the penalty,” Ranieri said, denying that the reported bust-up stemmed from the penalty miss last month.last_img read more