MCBREARTY HOPING TO NAIL DOWN STARTING SPOT UNDER RORY GALLAGHER

first_imgPaddy McBrearty wants to nail down a regular starting spot under new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.Patrick McBrearty is hoping he can become a regular under new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher. McBrearty was dropped for the Ulster SFC final last season and also started the All-Ireland final on the bench.McBrearty was deployed as an impact sub by Jim McGuinness after struggling to convert his club form with Kilcar to Donegal. McBrearty admitted that it frustrated him, and he’s now hoping he can consistently perform on a regular basis under new manager Rory Gallagher.However, McBrearty doesn’t want to play a bit-part role and wants to be a regular starter under Gallagher next season.McBrearty also revealed that he was surprised Gallagher applied for the job.McBrearty said, “I go out for my club, I would kick ten points and then come back for Donegal, score nothing and they’d say, ‘Why is he doing it for the club?’ “It is frustrating. People are often saying it to me.“I didn’t actually think he would go for it. Fair play to him because they are big shoes to fill after Jim – three Ulsters, an All-Ireland and getting to another final.“That was a massive achievement after where we were in 2010 but Rory had a part to play in that.“He was probably the number one choice but it’s great to have him involved. We know what he’s like, we had him in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He’s a very shrewd operator and is probably one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. MCBREARTY HOPING TO NAIL DOWN STARTING SPOT UNDER RORY GALLAGHER was last modified: December 1st, 2014 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:donegalGAAnewspatrick mcbreartySportlast_img read more

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Drewry Boxship Scrapping to Rise Ahead of IMO 2020

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license More containerships are expected to be demolished ahead of IMO 2020 implementation date, but progress has been slow thus far, shipping consultancy Drewry said.Last week’s news that the US will cease granting waivers for the import of sanctioned Iranian oil will contribute to carriers’ rising operating expense in the short-term, but it is the lack of visibility into the extra fuel costs associated with IMO 2020 that is making it harder to plan much further ahead.Drewry said it has long expected that IMO 2020 will trigger much greater scrapping of containerships as many older and less fuel-efficient ships will be rendered uneconomic. The rapidly increasing move towards fitting exhaust scrubbers could force charter rates down for some ships that are not fitted with the system, potentially swelling the number of demolition candidates.“However, owners have thus far resisted a large scale cull that would help to alleviate the container market’s enduring over-capacity crisis.”Last year represented an eight-year low for container ship demolitions when some 120,000 TEU was sold for scrap, a sum that would have been far lower were it not for a surge in the fourth quarter of 2018 when over half the annual total was removed from the active fleet.“The good news, from a perspective of balancing the market, is that the late-year rise in scrapping activity has carried over into 2019.”The number of confirmed demolitions year-to-date was fast approaching the annual tally of 2018 at around 90,000 TEU. Drewry’s annual scrapping forecast for this year now stands at around 300,000 TEU, down from our previous estimate of 450,000 TEU.“Despite this much need reduction, our demolition forecast will only account for less than 2% of the current fleet of 22 million TEU.”The average age of containerships that have been deleted so far this year is a smidge under 22 years. But as the containership fleet replenishes with newbuilds and the age profile gets younger, currently averaging 12 years, the pool of obvious scrapping options is receding.About 85% of the fleet is less than 15 years old and is therefore highly unlikely to be sent to the demolition yards. Some 10% resides in the 15 to 20 age range, of which just over 100,000 TEU have either been retrofitted with an exhaust scrubber or are pending the system to be installed.That leaves about 5% of the fleet over 20 years old. Excluding the very few ships in that bracket that are fitted with or pending scrubbers that means there is currently around 1.15 million TEU in low hanging fruit available to be scrapped, Drewry said, adding that “owners should get a move on”.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods Returns Rusty But Back on PGA Tour

After 109 days outside the ropes, Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour Thursday, showing that his surgically repaired back is fine, if not his swing.Woods carded a 3-over 74 after seven bogeys in the opening round of the Quicken LoansNational, a tournament that benefits his Tiger Woods Foundation. That’s why he surprised fans by announcing last week that he would make his return this week.The rust was evident, as Woods missed many routine-for-him scramble opportunities at the difficult Congressional Country Club outside of Washington, D.C.. He was 6 over par at one point, but rallied in his last six holes to score three birdies.”I made so many little mistakes,” Woods said. ”So I played a lot better than the score indicated.”From a health standpoint, he said he was fine. ‘The back’s great,” he said. ”I had no issues at all – no twinges, no nothing. It felt fantastic. That’s one of the reasons why I let go on those tee shots. I hit it pretty hard out there.”Woods last played at Doral on March 9, when he closed with a 78 while coping with pain in his lower back. He had microdiscectomy surgery March 31, causing him to miss the Masters and U.S. Open.He made it clear the surprise return was not risking further injury by playing now.Woods found some rhythm on his home holes, hitting an approach from 196 yards on the 467-yard fourth hole to 3 feet, and ending with short birdie putts on the par-3 seventh and short par-4 eighth by wisely using the slopes in the greens to feed it close to the hole.More telling was his final hole. He thought he had a chance to end his round with a 35-foot birdie putt, and as it broke just right of the cup, he quickly dropped to a crouch and then rose up to go mark his ball. That was the best evidence there was no problem with his back.”We saw what happened when he found his rhythm,” one of his Thursday playing partners, Jordan Spieth said. read more

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TCI NON PROFITS MUST REGISTER

first_img DR wants consulate office in TCI Related Items:governor peter beckingham, legislation, Non Profit Organizations Regulation, patrick pauline, register Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Nov 2014 – Legislation delayed by one year is now live; the Non Profit Organizations Regulation 2014 has been Gazetted and calls for all not for profit entities to register; which means they now become supervised by the Financial Services Commission. This legislative change was strongly resisted by NPOs, but now the move is forward as the law requires groups like Crime Stoppers, the Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Red Cross, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, the Heart Foundation and others that fall into this category to not only state who they are, name executives, directors or trustees but to report on the monies being made, how they are being made and to show what the funds are being used to do. Greater transparency and accountability some might call it; for the Turks and Caicos as a UK overseas territory it is a part of the mandate to line up with global expectations about financial transactions within the territory. Ironically, as these organizations were seeking to have more time to brace themselves for this added expense and administrative procedure and hoping for the legislation to be tweaked; a Canadian attorney operating in the Turks and Caicos: Patrick Poulin was arrested in an undercover operation by US agents. Poulin and two others were accused of using a non-profit organization in the Turks and Caicos to launder money; $2 million dollars. Poulin, 41, who worked at Bishops here in Provo, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised released in a Virginia courtroom last month, according to records from the US DOJ, aka the Department of Justice. All NPOs in the TCI are required to register, with an exemption going only to groups making less than $10,000 annually, who have less than $20,000 in assets and are with a certificate of exemption. On November 13th HE Peter Beckingham, the Governor signed this revised legislation into law; the three objectives being for non-profits to register, to maintain records and to annually report on finances of up to half a million dollars. There are fines for breaching the ordinance; they range from $30,000 to $50,000. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awardedlast_img read more

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Morgan We lacked cutting edge

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to be more clinical in the final third after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.Leicester City created a lot of chances in their game with Tottenham but failed to convert as Heung-min son and Dele Alli scored to give the visitors all three points, and Morgan hopes they can more clinical in future matches.“We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident,” Morgan told the club’s website.“Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was a testament to how we played in the first half.“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.“Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker.“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”last_img read more

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Report Barcelona and Neymar plot their reunion

first_imgNeymar’s representatives have reportedly met with Barcelona officials to plot a reunion for next summerThe Brazilian forward has been linked with a sensational return to Camp Nou, despite having only left in 2017 for a world record transfer fee of €220m to Paris Saint-Germain.However, Neymar is understood to be unsettled with life at the French capital with reports in Spain suggesting that he’s become “desperate” to rejoin Barcelona.Now Mundo Deportivo reports that Neymar continues to plot his way back to Catalonia by offering himself to Barcelona.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Latest news on Catalunya Ràdio claims that Barcelona’s South American scout André Cury met with Neymar’s entourage over Christmas in Brazil to discuss his possible return.Aside from that, the report adds that Cury was also seen with the renown football agent Pini Zahavi – who was the man who brokered Neymar’s record transfer to PSG in the first place.Álvaro Costa, a close friend of Neymar’s, was also present at the meeting as they begun to discuss a strategy for the 26-year-old’s return to Barcelona.Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, where he won two La Liga titles along with three Copa del Reys and the Champions League in 2015.last_img read more

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