Bobby Chung shot his way to top honours with an impressive 96 birds in the Jamaica Skeet Club’s grand finale, the CB Christmas Hamper competition, which was held at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore recently. En-route to what could be considered a memorable victory, he upstaged national shooting champion Christian Sasso, who shot a second-best 90 birds. Despite not closing out the year on a winning note, Sasso was pleased with his performance and believes he “could have done better after missing some easy birds”. The reigning national champion noted that he is looking forward to intensive training and preparation to defend his championship in 2016, as well as some overseas-based tournaments. Next year, he has three such tournaments lined up for February in the United States. PRIZES A total of 95 shooters competed from 13 stations. The prizes included hams, gift baskets and certificates. Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, said the turnout was bigger than last year. “We are extremely proud of the progress we have made this year. I hope that we can grow from what we did this year, and if we do, it would really be a major success because the growth in 2015 is far beyond what we expected.” In other action, Robert Subaran shot 85 birds to take the B Class, Jake Therrien 86 (Class C), Roman Tavares-Finson 78 ( Class D), Nicholas Benjamin 81 (Class E), and Jonah Subaran 66 (Class F). Renee Rickhi was the sole female winner, and took Class F with 59 birds.
In the Peace Region, moose open season runs from August 15 to October 31, with the exception of October 1 to 15, as that is generally mating season. In addition, hunters are only allowed bulls with no more than two points on each antler. The moose MacCulloch shot that day had one antler tip broken off to appear as a legal two-point moose. Conservation officers were tipped off about the kill, and the animal was found gutted and dressed at his camp the next morning. MacCulloch later admitted he had shot the wrong animal and tried to cover it up by breaking off the antler point. – Advertisement -He was in Campbell River Court Thursday, where he was fined $3,000 for illegally killing a moose of which $2,800 will go to the B.C. Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. He also had to forfeit his rifle, scope and ammunition after pleading guilty to hunting wildlife out of season and obstructing a conservation officer. Two other charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty pleas, but the province seized the moose, and MacCulloch is under a one year hunting ban.To read the full article by the Campbell River Mirror, click here.Advertisement
Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado If you want to know what football looked like when Tottenham last won at Stamford Bridge, then click here.It was 1990 and Gary Lineker scored the winner, so how will Tottenham end the curse? Begin with the same XI who performed so admirably against Everton, maybe?It was the best they had played all season and followed a solid display against Partizan in the Europa League.However, there have been calls to leave one of Harry Kane or Roberto Soldado out and possibly reinforce the midfield with Benjamin Stambouli or Mousa Dembele.But can you really leave Soldado out, a man high on confidence after ending 593 minutes without a goal in the 2-1 win against the Toffees? Or Kane, who has been Spurs’ best striker so far.Nacer Chadli could be fit, though, and he may join the attack but it seems Aaron Lennon is likelier to give the Chelsea back line a tougher evening than Erik Lamela.It will be a big test for Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb if they are paired togther again in the middle, but they have the energy and legs to close down the opposition’s dangerous attack.In defence, Kyle Naughton, the only recognised and fit right-back returns from suspension.Otherwise, same again?Possible Tottenham line-up v Chelsea: 1 1 Do you agree? Let us know how you think Mauricio Pochettino will set his side out in the comments below.Chelsea v Tottenham is live and exclusive on talkSPORT on Wednesday 3 December, from 7pm.
Masters athletics has been a successful feature of Donegal athletics in the last decade and once again the lads rallied the venue on this occassion ALSAA, Dublin.A long day of cross country ,mucky conditions didnt deter the County team as they saw off the challenge of Dublin171 pts and Wexford 203 to a 145 for the Valley ,Inishowen, Cranford and Letterkenny combination scoring Pauric Mc Kinney 2,Joe Mc Kinney the Malin man 12,the ever present Gweedore warrior Dominic Bonner 17 also collecting 3rd in his category,Pat Hegarty from Ballyare 32,P J Boyce from Cranford 40th and Ballybofey man Kieran Carlin closing the team on 42nd .The Finn Valley o-50 squad of Bonner ,Hegarty team leader Mark Connolly 74, and Pat Mc Crudden 157 supported by Patsy Doherty finished in silver 280 pts to Rathfarnhams 235 . Also in there battling through it was Michael Penrose . The Finn Valley under 11 girls excelled and in effect justified the confidence club coaches have in them a talented group winning with Nikita Mc Devitt 2,truly a really positive performance ,Emer O Neill 5, the Buncrana girl has that ability undoubtadly,Zoe Kelly 11 , from Killygordon,and Castledergs Aoife Mc Grath 14 a big improvement.Also on board Lauren Mc Daid ,Niamh Sweeney and Sinead Browne . County and club team winning . Finn Valley 32, Mullingar 79 with the county group pushing KIldare back as they lifted the gold .The under 11 boys medalled a clear indication that there is strength in depth in this age category led out by Shane Mc Monagle 19, Jordan Gallagher 27 supported by Dylan Crossan,Castlefins Reece Gallagher and Alex Mc Geehin . Scoring KIlmurray 47,St Marys 110 ,Finn Valley 111.Further success was to follow for the 13 girls led by the extremely talented Castlederg girl India Donoghue 4th while the 15 girls came as close as close as you can to winning St Senans 75 to Valleys 76 led by two girls in top 12 Denise Mc Laughlin and Emir Kelly with Melanie Penrose and team captain Shauna Finn doing their bit, all the supporters were delighted at this particular result. That under 13 squad in addition to India had Amy Crossan ,Aoibhinn Mc Hugh from Aghyaran and Convoys Laura Kelly in the line up.No joy for the 13 boys but Adam Anderson showed that with a period of training he could make an impact at this level.On to the inter co relays solid performance from what was a club team in effect Denver Kelly pushed the pace handed over in the lead good determined efforts by Calvin O Brien and Charles Mc Daid saw AAron Mc Glynn take the baton in 3rd but he drives a hard bargain and didnt settle chasing to put the final result at 2nd . Good days work.The 14 girls team of Natasha Mc Ardle , Leanne Kelly, Karen Gallagher and Sarah Doherty were always in front as were the 14 boys after Peter Gibbons ran an excellent opening leg and great support from Oisin Gallen, Stefan Crossan and Padraic Patton nailed it . All in all a satisfying return for the countys youngsters.This Saturday the club host the Ulster senior cross country while a squad heads to Donegal Town Sunday for a winter track meet under 11,13, 15,17 age divisionsFinally a big thank you to parents and supporters who travelled to the Dublin meet Sunday very encouraging and indeed an enjoyable day was had by all . PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT: was last modified: February 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
GET KIERAN TRIPPIER OUT OF MY CLUB— Aaron 🎾 (@MrAaron_Rea) October 29, 2018 gameday cracker Kieran Trippier every time Raheem Sterling runs at him down the wing pic.twitter.com/5wi5WV4BQr— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 29, 2018 Latest Tottenham News REVEALED The quicker everyone stops rating Trippier as anything but a decent crosser, the better. Such a poor player.— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) October 29, 2018 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? OFF Benjamin Mendy and Raheem Sterling made life difficult for Kieran Trippier no dice revealed Trippier is a fraud. Take him off after 10 mins.— Raymond Dervan (@daderv) October 29, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa targets Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ statement trippier out my club xoxo— OJ (@chambers__0llie) October 29, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 A number of Tottenham fans were far from impressed by Kieran Tripper’s performance in the opening stages of their Premier League game against Manchester City on Monday evening.The English full back was to blame for City’s sixth-minute opener as Raheem Sterling troubled him before finding Riyad Mahrez to slam home. punished Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sterling continued to terrorise Trippier as the game progressed, leading Spurs fans to criticise their man’s performance.Despite playing on a poor pitch, Pep Guardiola’s side had no issues implementing their usual, stylish football, which gave Kieran Tripper a tough night.You can read a round-up of the social media reaction from Tottenham fans below. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT After a bright start we get that pathetic bit of defending from Trippier! He is so out of his depth it’s untrue! I genuinely can’t get over what he was thinking there! Tony and Sanchez have there work cut out with our fullbacks! #COYS— Gards (@Gards44) October 29, 2018 Trippier as a wing back is quality but is useless at right back. Forward he’s quality but can not defend!— Oliver (@OGlazebrook) October 29, 2018 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ REVEALED
Carrickfin man Anraí Ó Domhnaill and his family struck the right note at the Ulster Fleadh last weekend winning their way through to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.Anraí, his wife Sinéad and daughter Gráinne, members of Letterkenny Comhaltas, will represent Donegal and Ulster in Traditional and Seán Nós singing at the Sligo event in August.However, Anraí faces one more challenge before he tunes up for the Fleadh. Anraí is to climb Mt Errigal for the one thousandth time and is inviting everyone to come along and help raise funds for Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.The Errigal 1000 Hike takes place on Saturday August 2nd at 1pm.Money raised from the event is going towards a new 4×4 vehicle.A choice of easy and moderate hikes will be available to suit all fitness levels. You must pre-register with name, age, address, contact number etc to ERRIGAL1000@hotmail.com. SINGING AND WINNING AT THE ULSTER FLEADH – JUST ERRIGAL TO GO FOR ANRAÍ! was last modified: July 28th, 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:Anraí Ó DomhnaillDMRTmount errigalUlster Fleadhwinners
Motorists have been warned to take extra care as gales and driving rain and hail lash the county.Stormy weather overnight left a number of homes without electricity in the Creeslough area and parts of West Donegal.Gales are due to continue today and into tomorrow. Drivers are being urged too take extra care while pedestrians are being advised to be weary of gusts of wind while walking on roadways.MOTORISTS WARNED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AS GALES LASH COUNTY was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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)
Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen has expressed sympathy for today’s FA Cup opponents Sheffield United. The Blades are currently struggling in League One and are one of a number of former Premier League sides who have dropped down the divisions because of financial difficulties.Ahead of Fulham’s fourth-round clash at Bramall Lane, the Whites boss said: “I’m surprised by their fall but that’s not to single out Sheffield United – there are a few clubs with a massive history who have dropped out of the Premier League.“There aren’t many teams in the Championship, for example, who have not been in the Premier League. So many of them have invested and got in there, stayed for maybe a year, and then dropped out.“It’s all to do with the finances and management of it because we all know, and you just have to look around the world, lots of clubs have these problems. It’s very hard to maintain a certain status.”Meulensteen added: “It’s tough to get back up there because when you are in the Premier League you get higher levels of players. If you drop out then you’re less attractive at pulling players in to get you back up.“It’s a domino effect – and if you can’t stop that then you’re going to get those sorts of problems.”Meulensteen insists his team cannot afford to underestimate United after the Yorkshire side beat Aston Villa in round three.He said: “It’s a false sense of security to think we have the players to just turn up and win. We are a big scalp for them.“I’ve watched them in League One and how they played against Villa and they were like two different teams. That’s what motivation and the challenge can do for you.“We can’t be complacent. It’s going to be an erratic game and we will need to remain calm and focused.”See also:Sheff Utd v Fulham: Youngsters pickedFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
7 November 2013South Africa’s Standard Bank Group is to expand its presence in Africa with the opening of a representative office in Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.The office, which will open for business in February, will serve as a base for becoming familiar with Francophone West Africa and identifying opportunities for growth within the region.“Establishing a presence in the Cote d’Ivoire fits in with our Africa-focused strategy,” Standard Bank joint group chief executive Sim Tshabalala said in a statement on Monday.Initially, the main function of the office will be to source business for Standard Bank and to promote trade between various African countries and Cote d’Ivoire.Tshabalala said the new office would benefit the bank’s corporate clients who have already established, or are considering establishing, operations in Francophone Africa.Cote d’Ivoire is ideally placed as a hub for the region through its membership in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), which comprises Benin, Burkina Fasso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.According to Standard Bank, the key drivers behind the country’s growth include its natural resources (oil and gas and minerals), public infrastructure investments, the ongoing commercialisation of agriculture, its consumer market potential, high levels of Chinese-led investment in the country, and the important role the country plays in the region.Herve Boyer, a French-speaking employee of Standard Bank, has been appointed managing director of the representative office. Boyer has specific experience in global markets and corporate and investment banking, and has a track record of dealing with clients in West Africa.“We believe that the Cote d’Ivoire would be the most suitable country from which to facilitate further business, gain better a better understanding of the region and better serve and meet our customers’ and clients’ needs,” said Boyer.Standard Bank, the largest African banking group by assets and earnings, now has operations in 19 African countries.SAinfo reporter
Any company that’s using components made by Huawei and ZTE ought to “be very concerned.” according to one U.S. cyber-security expert who’s familiar with past Chinese efforts to infiltrate private and government IT operations.No Transparency About Even Basic Details“They should be very concerned that there is little transparency and [the companies] avoid answering questions about the most basic details, such as who is on the board of directors,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO of security firm Crowdstrike, referring to any end users of Huawei or ZTE products. The two Chinese firms were specifically mentioned by yesterday’s report from the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that recommended that businesses and individuals should avoid doing business with ZTE, Huawei and other Chinese firms due to a potential national security threat. (See How U.S.-China Tensions Could Affect Your Next Smartphone.)Alperovitch highlighted Huawei’s diverse product line as one particular example of how far reaching the potential threat could be. Huawei makes and sells smartphones used by various carriers here in the U.S, such as AT&T, MetroPCS and Cricket. Huawei also makes high-grade and high-capacity network switching gear, which is where the bigger risk lies, Alperovitch explained.Specific risks could includeSmartphone remote access – though the individual risks are small, this could present pesonal threats to high-value individualsFirewall breachesRemote access to servers, which could lead to data breachesRemote access and re-routing of network switches and routers – with unknown implicationsAs yet unknown cyber attacksBackdoors to automatically send information back to China – where it would presumably be shared with competitors and/or the Chinese governmentBackdoors Are The Big ProblemThat kind of equipment, which handles high-volume voice and Internet traffic, would be especially vulnerable to backdoors that would enable malicious organizations to intercept and re-route traffic at will. This is not exactly a new position for Huawei and ZTE. Alperovitch related an incident a few years ago when Sprint reached out to possibly partner with Huawei on networking infrastructure. “The U.S. government called them up and said ‘no.’ Their efforts to get into the U.S. market have been stymied for years.”The U.S. is not the only nation concerned. In March, Australia announced that was blocking Huawei from bidding on a national high-speed Internet project because of concerns about cyber-attacks from China, Alperovitch said.Not The Same As Google And AppleAs news about the House Committee’s report percolated through the wires yesterday, many commenters, including me, pointed out the irony of complaining about information “phoning home” to China when U.S.-based Google and Apple have been doing just that for years.But Alperovitch asserts its not at all the same thing. “Google and Apple are not beholden to any Western government,” he indicated. In the past, both companies have made it a point to tell the government to take a hike. But, given its suspected ties to the People’s Republic of China government, “do we think Huawei would ever say no?”So what would it take for ZTE and Huawei to reestablish trust? Alperovitch said the companies should be willing to be forthright and unevasive about the most basic aspects of its infrastructure and governance, such as who is on the boards of directors and when were the companies even founded? Such transparency would not be the only thing needed to completely establish trust.“But it’s a start,” Alperovitch concluded.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts brian proffitt IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#networking Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…