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first_imgReggae Marathon: Early-birdregistration closes July 31As the early-bird registration period to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Poland. To date, there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director for the event, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the event’s updated website, and most of the promotion of the event is being done through several social-media channels.Francis has encouraged local schools, corporate teams and individuals to register on line and take advantage of the discounted rates up to the end of this month.”At the close of the early-bird offer, the prices will increase for both local and international participants, with a further hike in the fees when purchased on site at the event,” he said. The registration site is: http://www.reggaemarathon.com.Guyana Amazon Warriors defeat T&T Red SteelPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC):A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday.Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the finals of the competition.South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel top order with a destructive four-wicket haul while Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo choked the visitors in the middle overs.Brad Hodge contributed a responsible 33 as Warriors secured victory with 18 balls remaining after restricting Red Steel to 117 for eight in 20 overs at the Providence stadium.The match signalled the end of the league stage of the 2015 CPL season with Amazon Warriors finishing second while Red Steel, who needed a win to finish as leaders with an automatic path to the finals, took third place.The Barbados Tridents have advanced straight to Sunday’s Final, while the Amazon Warriors go through to the Qualifier and the Red Steel must settle for a place in the Eliminator today against the Jamaica Tallawahs.last_img read more

DONEGAL HARBOURS TO GET €920,000 IN FUNDING

first_imgDonegal piers and harbours are to receive over €920,000 in funding under the 2015 Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme.Dinny McGinley TDThe news has been welcomed by Fin Gael TD Dinny McGinley.He described it as a real boost to our fishing industry. Minister Simon Coveney has announced increased funding of €5 million for a number of projects under the 2015 Fishery Harbours Capital Investment Programme, bringing the total capital investment under this programme in 2015 to €22.9 million.Deputy McGinley said “I am delighted that as part of this funding, Killybegs Harbour is to receive €845,000. €500,000 for the Small Craft harbour, €120,000 for additional cradles for syncrolift, €110,000 for electrical works, €70,000 for safety works and €45,000 for traffic management.“Donegal County Council is also to receive €82,500 in funding for repairs to Burtonport Quay Wall and construction of beacons at the clutch and barr rocks, as well as the installation of new light and solar equipment at Insihirrer Island and Ravedy Island.“This funding comes just one month after the announcement that local authority piers and harbours are receiving €1.6 million in state funding under the Local Authority Harbour Development and Marine Leisure programme. “Our fishing, marine and tourism industries depend so much on this infrastructure around the coastline of Ireland, and the local community here in Donegal really depend on Killybegs Harbour.“Fine Gael is standing up for rural Ireland and working to ensure the fruits of the economic recovery are felt right across the country. Our fisheries sector is really integral to that economic recovery in Donegal and Fine Gael in Government will continue to prioritise and resource the sector.”DONEGAL HARBOURS TO GET €920,000 IN FUNDING was last modified: July 20th, 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)last_img read more

OPEN INVITATION TO CARDIAC SCREENING SESSION FOR GAA PLAYERS THIS SATURDAY

first_imgA CARDIAC screening session is being held at St Eunan’s GAA club this Saturday – with players from around the county invited to attend.It’s on in the clubhouse on Saturday starting at 10 am and the cost is €45. It is being carried out by a company called Healthy Hearts/Healthy Lives.It is open to male and female players from the age of 14-35 (under 18’s need parental consent) The procedure consists of (1) the filling in of a questionnaire. (2) an E.C.G. which takes approx 7 mins.An Echocardiogram (ECHO) if required. An ECHO can cost up to €350, but is included in the price, again if required.(3) Consultant cardiologist’s report on ECG. (4) Referral to appropriate medical facility if required.People interested can contact the club Health &Wellbeing officer on 086-2498263 and leave a message. *St. Eunans GAA Club shall have no liability to any person availing of the service provided by Healthy Hearts /Healthy Lives for any injury /loss or damage howsoever arising from any negligence/breach of statutory authority on the part of Healthy Hearts/Healthy Lives in any other way out of or in connection with the performance of its service including cardiac screening. OPEN INVITATION TO CARDIAC SCREENING SESSION FOR GAA PLAYERS THIS SATURDAY was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:cardiaco’donnell parlScreeningSt Eunanslast_img read more