Many call this place a criminal haven but this is not the case as the saying goes, “do not judge a book by its cover”.As the sun rises every morning, people are growing older, and babies are born and the world is changing taking the new and the old into the era of new technology, new vision and new mission in a global community.Wagsford Kickboxing School located in Wagol Sodas settlement in the heart of Madang town is one of the many living testimonies that speaks of positive action. It is an example to doomsayers that people are changing and doing something to help themselves become productive and positive citizens in the community.Why kickboxing when Madang is known for producing and keeping soccer as its preferred sports? Wagsford Kickboxing School was founded by Ron Nikints who has nine years experience in this martial art and has proved himself by wining medals and certificates in competitions.Madang is not known for kickboxing but Nikints who represented Madang Kickboxing Association since doing his grade seven is a man working behind the scene to promote this body contact sport.Nikints says after taking part in the Provincial Games more than 30 youths have joined his training school wanting to take up kickboxing as their career path.The Madang rep says the only need for the school is training equipment and funding to help them prepare for the tournament in Goroka.He says the Wagsford Kickboxing School which he started last year after nine years of taking part in Kickboxing tournaments around the country is in its infant stage.Despite the many challenge the School face Nikints is adamant that what he contributes in small way will provide the pathway for the growth of Kickboxing in Madang. Besides this his only aim is to help the youth’s stays out of trouble and involve in sporting activity that will keep them fit mentally, physically and spiritually.“There are many things one can do to help fight the increasing law and order problem in Madang, and one of them is to be the agent of change and work with the youths using your skills and knowledge to help them recognise their potential,” he said.Nikints won medals and certificate of recognition for achievements during his nine years of taking part in kickboxing.He says they are using little resources to train and urged the Provincial Government sports office, and corporate sponsors to help them.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pingoy was just happy to once again be back on the court.“It’s great that I’ve already recovered from my injury. There’s still some pain, but I want to play and help the team,” he said in his first game back after his surgery which took out bone spurs in his ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPingoy admits that he’s still yet to reach his peak form, saying there are still instances where he feels pain on his ankles.“I’m just at a seven or eight. I haven’t fully recovered yet, but I hope my fast recovery continues,” he said. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year JRU star Alvarez captures NCAA MVP; Arellano players reap honors Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But with him finally cleared to go to action once again, Pingoy is just motivated to aid Akari-Adamson in any way he can in this foray in the developmental league.“It’s a team effort. They helped me get back on the court and I’m thankful for this chance. I just want to do my best to help our team in any way I can,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESJerie Pingoy didn’t look like he missed a beat when he made his Akari-Adamson debut on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Cool at the point and dangerous on defense, the 5-foot-9 playmaker was at his usual self for the Falcons, finishing with five points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals in their 84-75 win over Che’Lu-San Sebastian.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments
GABA U-23 League– face Kobras todayThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) First Division, Second Division and Under-23 Leagues have been seeing continued action at the Burnham Hard Court on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.Many fans have been privileged to watch the UG Trojans compete in the First Division and U-23 Leagues.Part of the action ongoing in the GABA/Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme LeagueSpeaking with Guyana Times Sport, UG Trojans Coach Warren Wilson stated that he was very impressed with the U-23 side as they have played four games and won three – against the Eagles, Sonics and Guardians, while the other game was washed out due to inclement weather. With the Trojans’ next match against the Kobras scheduled for today, Wilson stated that the team would be looking to win four in a stretch and continue to climb the points table throughout the basketball season. He also stated that they would not be approaching the game against the Kobras lightly and would not underestimate them, since in any sport momentum can shift at any given time and, therefore, they would continue to play their brand of basketball. Wilson also said that he was grateful for players such as Kadeem Peterkin, Damani Thomas, Jabari Joseph and Darroll Williams who have continued to showcase their dominance in the competition. He added that as coach he did not try to separate his players based on who was more talented but kept the team unified and working as one allowing them to play at their maximum. When asked how he felt about the performance of the team, Wilson said, “As coach it gives me a really great feeling of pride because of the hard work myself and the assistant coach have put in to the programme is finally bearing some fruit. I also tell the team that yes we have won three games on a stretch, but we still have a long season ahead of us and we have to keep focus.”The tournament will continue this evening at 18:30h with the Guardians vs The Eagles and the Sonics vs The Kobras at 20:30h. (Timothy Jaikarran)
LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES with Cordelia Nic FhearraighCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaThere will be a Nationwide Day of Protest on Saturday 25th February. The Cloch Cheann Fhaola campaign will be joining Cumann Múinteoirí Éireann on their protest march in Gaoth Dobhair at 12pm to show our support against the government’s austerity policies. March starting at Minister Dinny McGinley’s ministerial office on Páirc Gnó Ghaoth Dobhair (Unit 4). Protests with information stall continue every Friday at 12pm at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach. Everyone is welcome to join these protests against household, septic tank and water taxes. Bring non-political posters. Similar protests are happening all over the country. Think Nationally, Act Locally. Due to the Nationwide Day of Protest on Saturday 25th the next organising meeting will be in Óstán Loch Altan at 1pm on Saturday 3rd March. Everyone welcome. Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National Campaign:www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ie. Cake SaleThere will be a cake sale in Lóistín na Seamróige / The Shamrock in An Fál Carrach on Friday 2nd March to raise some funds for the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann Fhaola campaign. If you would like to bake and/or buy a cake/cakes please contact 0876111524 or 0868460764 for further information. LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES
Four Masters Lotto: One lucky member scooped the jackpot this week, congratulations to Marie Feely, Drimeena, Lough Eske, who was the lucky winner of €2000. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 15 and 19. This is the third lucky winner since the beginning of the year. The lotto is a crucial element of the Club and ensures that the Club can sustain itself and has the ability to continue developing. Please support the Club and put yourself in the position of winning some money. To play the lotto please speak with Paul Timoney on 087 2791305. Next week’s lotto stands at €1000. The draw will take place Monday 3rd June.Four Masters U10 Blitz: The Under 10’s competed in a very entertaining blitz in Tir Conaill Park on Saturday morning, 25th May. The Club hosted teams from Dungloe and Killybegs. The Four Masters boys won four out of the five games they played. Great credit must go to all the boys who represented the Club on the day, their hard work and dedication on the training pitch was very evident in their play. Special thanks to all who helped especially the refs and the ladies who did the refreshments.U8 Hurling: The Four Masters U8 hurlers travelled to Aodh Rua to compete in a blitz involving, Aodh Rua, Setanta and young hurlers from, Drumcliffe-Rosses Point GAA. A great display of hurling took place for two hours and all children put in great effort. Well done! U8 Blitz: Ronan Boyle’s U8’s will take to the field in Tirchonaill Park on Saturday 1st June at 12 noon. They will meet Dungloe and Aodh Rua. Good luck to all children involved. U8 footballers train every Monday 6.30 – 7.30.Championship: The very best of luck to the Senior and Senior Reserves who are in Ardara this Sunday. Reserves game starts at 5.00pm. Seniors playing at 6.30pm. Please try to get along to support the boys.Ladies U16B County Final: The very best of luck to U16B Ladies who will face Milford in the County Final on Friday 31st May – venue will be Convoy or Killygordan. 7pm throw in.GAA NEWS – FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 27th, 2013 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:Four Masters GAA club notes
With Euro fever about to take over the country in the coming weeks, those of us of a certain vintage will be remembering the glory days of Euro 88 and Ronnie Whelan scoring that fantastic goal against Russia or USSR as it was then!! (for those of you under under 30, ask your parents or look up YouTube). O how times have changed.What hasn’t changed is the fact that we all like to get something for nothing every now and then. With that in mind, Donegal Daily has team up with 2 of the best known brands in Donegal, Michael Murphys Sports and Leisure and Inishowen Motors to give you the chance to walk away with some fantastic prizes and have a bit of fun in the process.All you have to do is enter our fantastic Euro Football Fantasy competition and you are in with a shout of winning a NEW KIA SPORTAGE for a year, breaks to some of Donegals top hotels and fantastic nights out to sample some of Donegal’s best known eating spots.This is something for all the family, not just the expert in your house (We all have them!).Sign Up below with your details so we can contact the lucky winners. Team Name must be unique so get the thinking caps onContact number must be in useEmail address must be valid[ninja_forms id=1]After submitting your details above follow these simple steps:Simply click on this link which will take you the UEFA Euro 2016 website http://eurofantasy.uefa.comClick play fantasy 16′Select your team individually or use ‘auto fill’ feature which automatically selects your team.At top of screen click confirm squad which will ask you to then to select your captain, i.e your captain gets double points.Enter your team name which you have already given Donegal Daily, in the unlikely event the team name is taken simply change name and notify us at firstname.lastname@example.orgThen you must register, you can do this using your Facebook, Google, Windows or Yahoo accounts. Otherwise follow the instructions on screen to Register.Finally after creating your account to play Fantasy Football, go to ‘join leagues’ and enter this unique code(03034EBC) in order to join and be eligible for prizes.Once the confirmation email has been sent click on the link sent and go onto eurofantasy.uefa.com to join our league with the code 03034EBC.Any problems don’t hesitate to contact us on email@example.com if you encounter any problems.Have you the skills to walk away with some of our amazing prizes?If you think you have, then enter now.Best of Luck and enjoy!AS EURO 2016 FEVER STARTS WHY NOT JOIN OUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE was last modified: May 27th, 2016 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:Donegal DailyEuro 2016Inishowen MotorsireandMichael MurphyRonnie Whelan
The jerseys have been washed, the sandwiches made and the car is filled with diesel.All roads lead to Clones today as Jim McGuinness and co plot their third Ulster Final win in-a-row.Some 15,000 Donegal supporters are expected to make the trip to Clones to see their team make history (throw-in 4pm). But while every pundit this side of Croke Park are tipping Donegal to steamroll their way on, Jim McGuinness is trying to keep his team’s feet on the ground.The Glenties man has spoken of Monaghan’s huge hunger to take Donegal’s scalp and win Ulster.“I know myself how hungry we were in 2011 and how ravenous we were to get over the line, to just win that Ulster championship,” he said.“We hadn’t had success in the county for 19 years and we were desperate to win an Ulster medal. “A lot of our players would have happily retired with one Ulster championship – that is the reality.“Monaghan are coming to come with a ‘this is the moment we have been waiting for’ attitude.“And that is a big, big challenge for us to face down.”With Monaghan having one of the biggest sides in the championship, Donegal knows it’s going to be a war to come out of top.Donegal have only averaged 14 points this season but Murphy, McFadden and McBreaty could change all that today. Could Donegal be joining Cavan, Down and Armagh as the only teams to win three-in-a-row?We certainly hope so! Cmon Donegal!NICE AND THREE-SY DOES IT BUT MCGUINNESS WARNS ABOUT MONAGHAN HUNGER was last modified: July 21st, 2013 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)
Thomas Pringle TD says the closure of 12 Community Welfare Service Clinics in Donegal will be kept under under review.Thomas PringleThe Donegal Deputy met with Minister Joan Burton in relation to the matter.“I will be holding the Minister to her word on that with a view to getting the clinics reopened if necessary if the service fails the people who need it. As of this week people are being asked to make their way to larger towns to avail of community welfare services. This does not recognise the geography of rural Ireland and the difficulties many of the clients of the Department of Social Protection face in accessing services.“The 12 clinics are in outlying areas where there is no transport link to get people to larger towns to access the clinics. These are some of the most vulnerable people in society and through their need to access services they must have a lot of contact with community welfare officers for vital services such as the exceptional needs payment or Supplementary Welfare Allowance.He says the letter issued in Donegal states that these closures are due to the rollout of the Intreo programme, a one-stop shop for employment services.“However, I fail to see what the community welfare offices will bring to the rollout of the Intreo service when they need to be kept in place to provide the services which are vital to those using them. “One of the clinics closing is in Pettigo, and an offer has been made to clients to use the clinic either in Ballyshannon or in Donegal town. There is one bus service a week to Donegal town from Pettigo and there is none to Ballyshannon.“While there may be a telephone service available, it will be interesting to see how that will work where there are application forms to be filled out or paperwork to be sent in to the community welfare officer for a decision. So I’ll be keeping a close eye on how the situation progresses” stated Pringle. MINISTER SAYS DONEGAL COMMUNITY CLINICS CLOSURE TO BE REVIEWED was last modified: October 3rd, 2013 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:Community ClinicsdonegalMinister Joan BurtonThomas Pringle
A DONEGAL county councillor has written to a Government minister warning him of the impact of the closure of Lettermacaward Post Office.Councillor Terence Slowey says he has written to the Minister for Communication, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte demanding that An Post keep the Lettermacaward Post Office open. Councillor Slowey pointed out to the Minister in his letter that Doochary and Fintown Post Offices closed in recent years and that the community of Lettermacaward are not going to sit idly by while An Post tries to close their Post Office.Councillor Slowey also informed the Minister that a number of local people had shown expressions of interest in providing postal services after the Postmaster retires. The councillor said that the people of Lettermacaward would have to travel long distances to Dungloe or Glenties, and apart from the cost of this, it would impact greatly on the community, particularly the elderly.He also said that the opposition are peddling many myths, when it comes to the closure of post offices in recent years. Councillor Slowey said Fianna Fail stood over the closure of 197 Post Offices from 2006 to 2010, but the last three years has only seen 17 closures.“This Government is in fact working to reinvent post offices. The business being done across post office counters has actually increased in recent years,” he said.Finally, Councillor Slowey said any closure of the Lettermacaward Post Office would impact greatly on the adjoining local shop and he pledged 100% support to the people of Lettermacaward in demanding that An Post keep their post office open. SLOWEY TACKLES RABBITTE OVER THREAT TO LETTERMACAWARD POST OFFICE was last modified: April 22nd, 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:Lettermacaward Post OfficeTerence Slowey
South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, and water demand is exceeding available supply. (Image: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)A R500-million (US$67 million) water project agreement between South Africa and the Netherlands is to bring water to 165 000 people in KwaZulu-Natal province’s rural areas.The project is to be implemented by the Zululand District Municipality on the country’s east coast. Its grant is provided by the Orio scheme, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The agreement, signed on 9 November at the start of Africa Water Week, aims to improve infrastructure in communities that need it the most.Four million South Africans are still without access to clean potable water, according to Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica.KwaZulu-Natal has the country’s second largest provincial population, after Gauteng. More than 10-million people – 21.1% of the total population of 49.3-million – live in the province, according to mid-2009 estimates (PDF, 313 KB) by Statistics South Africa.The water needs of KwaZulu-Natal metropolitan coastal areas are growing rapidly. This is as a result of current economic growth, improved water supply services, urbanisation of the population and associated expansion of residential and other developments.Sonjica said African countries would not meet targets for water and sanitation set out in the Millennium Development Goals if trends continued.The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs said the development goals set targets for sanitation and water to be met by 2015. But based on the current rates of development, the department estimates the water target would only be met by 2036 and sanitation by 2109.“Africa’s sanitation and water is making slow progress and is stifling economic growth,” said Sonjica. She said a key problem was in financing water and sanitation infrastructure. “Sustainable financing to upscale infrastructure and service delivery in Africa remains a key focus.”Supply and demandSouth Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, and water demand is exceeding available supply. According to the Water Reconciliation Strategy (PDF, 2.75 MB) study by Water Affairs, completed in August 2008, the supply of water from KwaZulu-Natal’s Umgeni River is already stressed by rapid economic growth.The report reveals that by comparing available water from current resources to future water requirements, urgent interventions are needed to prevent a short-term water shortage. These include coordinated management among water suppliers and water usersSouth Africa’s rapid growth in water demand over the last few years is expected to continue for another 20 years. As a long-term solution, the reports proposes that municipalities make use of the large volumes of treated waste water they currently discharge into the ocean. With further treatment this water can be made usable.“In order to address the situation various interventions dealing with both water resource developments and demand side management measures, are needed,” the report said .Better managementResearchers have warned that polluted water, poor management of dams and deteriorating infrastructure could lead to a major water crisis in South Africa.Speaking on World Water Day on 22 March, water researcher Professor Faizal Bux said it was unfortunate that some poor communities still relied on rivers as a water source as this gave rise to water-borne diseases.“Water authorities and government need to address this issue urgently. Adequate clean water supply is a backbone of a successful economy and therefore should be regarded as a priority area of funding by government,” he said.