Devon’s Trevor Reynolds receives top golf award

first_img Tags: Gerald Micklem Award, Trevor Reynolds Devon’s Trevor Reynolds has been presented with England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to amateur golf.He was presented with the award today by England Golf’s outgoing President, John Williams, at the organisation’s annual meeting.Trevor has been closely involved with golf in the South West for over 30 years and he commented: “I feel I am representing many others who voluntarily dedicate their time to the game.“It is unexpected and flattering to be recognised in this way, because it’s a pleasure to devote time to the game you love and to contribute, in a small way, to its success and development.”Most recently Trevor has played a key role in helping to modernise the sport, with the creation of one county organisation to represent all golfers in Devon.The merger of the men’s county union and the women’s county association took up most of Trevor’s term as Devon President, which ended in March. He commented: “It gave me particular pleasure that Devon Golf became a merged body on 1 April, thanks to a dedicated and enlightened team which represented both the men’s and women’s organisations.”Trevor, a member at Saunton Golf Club on the north Devon coast, had his first taste of golf administration back in the 1980s, when he worked for the Midland Bank (now HSBC) and ran the bank’s golf society in the South West.After taking early retirement, he was soon involved with the Devon Union, often working with a former colleague, Philip Parker, who himself received the Micklem Award back in 2012. Trevor was both county treasurer and secretary before the opportunity to become secretary/manager at Saunton proved irresistible.“I had 11 amazing and fulfilling years at the club which included the centenary in 1997 and hosting a number of major amateur championships. The highlight was the British Boys’ Championship won by Sergio Garcia, then aged 17,” he remembered.Trevor returned to voluntary work in 2007 and has held a number of roles, including being secretary and President of the South West Group of England Golf. He has also been President of the Saunton Artisans Club since 2006.He joined the England Golf Tournament Panel in 2012 and is a regular volunteer at championships in the South West, where his calm good humour – and clear tones on the radio – are much valued. Trevor also represents the South West on the England Golf championship working group.Caption: Trevor Reynolds with the Gerald Micklem Award (copyright Vicki Head). 19 Apr 2018 Devon’s Trevor Reynolds receives top golf award last_img read more


first_imgLIEUTENANT COLONEL: A gate to wire winner of his last two starts; allowance races at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 15 and 1 1/8 miles on March 6, this 4-year-old gelding has come to hand for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who has saddled him in his last three outs. Well beaten in both the Grade III Gotham Stakes and the Grade I Wood Memorial when trained by Chad Brown a year ago, Lieutenant Colonel faces his first stakes assignment for Hollendorfer. With Rafael Bejarano opting to ride Big John B, he’ll be ridden by Mike Smith, who was aboard for his first southern California start, as he tries to stretch his speed to the unknown depths of a mile and one half. Owned by Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Lieutenant Colonel has three wins from six overall starts and has earnings of $116,650.BIG JOHN B: The class of the field, “Big John” has 13 wins from 34 starts on grass, but has only run three times on dirt, with his lone win coming at a mile and one half, in Del Mar’s Grade III Cougar II Handicap seven starts back on July 24. A dedicated deep closer, Big John B, a 7-year-old gelding by Hard Spun, never threatened when seventh as the 2-1 favorite here in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 13. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Michael House, Big John B is 39-14-6-5 overall with earnings of $789,770.THE GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 10)     Approximate post time, 4:05 p.m. PDTBig John B–Rafael Bejarano–122Class Leader–Victor Espinoza–120Ike Walker–Edwin Maldonado–120John’s Success–Tyler Baze–120China Girl Lover–Drayden Van Dyke–120Blingo–Alex Solis–120Lieutenant Colonel–Mike Smith–120First post time for a 10-race program on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–Front running Lieutenant Colonel and late running Big John B head a field of seven older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita, which will be contested at the marathon distance of 1 ½ miles on the main track.last_img read more

Warriors outplayed by Cowboys

first_imgSecond rower Bunty Afoa scored his first try of the season to get the Warriors on the board, thanks to some quick hand work from Kieran Foran and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.Issac Luke’s conversion put the Warriors in an early 6-0 lead, but twenty minutes in the Cowboys were even it out.The visitors looked set to leave the first half 6-6 but The Cowboys took advantage of their errors, scored and converted another try.The Warriors were without experienced players Shaun Johnson,due to injury, Ryan Hoffman, James Gavet and Albert Vete, but managed to keep up with the pace trailing 12-18 in the final minutes.They had a chance to even the score out when David Fusitu’a snared a catch and offloaded to a would be try, but the ball went loose and Cowboy’s wing Javid Bowen scored from 90 metres out.last_img read more

GECOM’s mechanism has failed miserably (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,September 21, 2018, was Nomination Day for the submissions of various lists of backers and recommended candidates, who will be contesting the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE). Leading up to this particular activity, there has been a lot of hype regarding the expected performance of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), given the many seemingly justified public criticisms to which the organisations has been exposed.The experiences of many of those individuals and groups of persons with the assigned GECOM’s Returning Officers (RO) on Nomination Day, was in many ways sordid and indeed one to remember. In particular, the encounters in many instances were imbued with disastrous inconsistencies, coupled to a strongly confrontational attitude by many of the RO.At one Local Authority Area (LAA), the RO in the presence of a member of the Elections Commission requested that the backers list be written up in alphabetical order. Now the practicality of this demand by the RO, informs of a very irrational and senseless position that is very frustrating. There is no supporting legislation to this demand, and it is very vexing that simplification of the process seemingly conflicts with GECOM’s approach.The fact is that in order to get backers support, individual candidates and groups would have had to engage community residents at different instances. Further, verify the respective particulars of the backers on the list and have the person affix their signature as the recommender. Such engagements in practice, only occur on occasions when it is most for the recommending party. Is GECOM asking candidates to assemble backers in one location and have the persons wait to have all checks done and placed in a particular order before they could sign?In another LAA, the RO demanded that the leader of the list deliver to her photocopies of the constituency as well as the Proportional Representation declaration forms.One could easily rationalise that these uncertified copies have no legal bearing and that the adopted posture was just to make life hard, and frustrate the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presenter of the list in this case.Another stupid, flagrant and conflicting request from one RO was that the deputy leader of the list must be on the constituency list. This demand lacks any legislative authority and conflict with the free option of contesting groups.The PPP has reported receiving complaints of electoral malpractices in 42 LAAs. It is also very sad that there are serious claims of breaches against representatives of both the A Partner for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC); who apparently duped people into signing backers lists and candidate forms.There is indeed a lot of evidence in the public domain of these very serious claims. The nation therefore expects a thorough investigation of these issues and some measure of sanctions to be impose by GECOM where the breaches are confirmed.The situation just cannot be accommodated and there must be strong penalties for the persons who committed these lawless offences.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Huskies to host pre-season Exhibition Series this weekend; season pass early bird pricing extended

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be home this weekend, September 14 and 15, for a special pre-season NWJHL Exhibition Series.As part of the Exhibition Series, the Huskies will be hosting two games as they take on the Cold Lake Junior B Ice.Both games will be taking place on September 14 at 8:00 p.m. and September 15 at 12:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -Admission for the Exhibition Series is by donation.It is to note that the Huskies announced on Wednesday that early bird pricing for 2019-2020 season passes has been extended to September 15.You can get Child and Senior Passes for $75.00, Adult for $150.00, and Family package for $425.00.Advertisement The Huskies’ first game of the regular season will be on the road to Grande Prairie on September 20 as they take on the JDA County Kings, while the first home game for the Huskies will be on September 28 as they host the Sexsmith Vipers at the North Peace Arena.To see the full regular season schedule, you can visit the NWJHL’s website.last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri ‘wants Liverpool defender’ to be his first Fulham signing

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool defender Joel Matip has emerged as a January transfer target for Claudio Ranieri and new club Fulham.The Germany-born Cameroon international has fallen well down the pecking order at Anfield and has started just one Premier League game so far this season. RANKED Matip is still under contract for another two years but is has been suggested that he may seek a departure as he goes in search of regular first-team action.And now, according to reports in Turkey, Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli is interested in luring Matip to his new club Fenerbahce.Turkish publication A Spor has revealed that the Super Lig side have already got the ball rolling on a potential January switch but their transfer plans could be scuppered by Fulham. 1 Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Joel Matip has emerged as a Fulham target targets targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland It has been suggested that the west London club, who sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Ranieri on Wednesday, also want Matip once the transfer window opens.Fulham sit bottom of the table after claiming just five points from their opening 12 fixtures of the campaign and hope the appointment of ‘the Tinkerman’ can turn around their fortunes as he looks to make the side more defence-minded.last_img read more


first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Notes VARIETY NIGHTA Variety Night and Old Time Dance will be held in Annagry Hall on Sunday July 27th starting at 8pm. A host of your local talent will provide the entertainment. An old time dance will follow with music by the ever popular Murphys Law. This will be the first such night in the Hall since it was renovated in recent years. Annagry Hall was a popular dance venue in times past. Proceeds will go to the Hall Fund. COUNTRY MARKETThis month’s Country Market will be held this Saturday July 19th between 11am and 2pm in the Big Hall Annagry. There will be an array of local produce along with the usual range of delights. Don’t miss it for your cards, crafts, vegetables and much more. If you would like to book a stall ring 087 1935066 or email BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. The course is suitable for adults only. For further information, email Kim at To view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit CHURCH DANCEThe Annual Church Dance will be held in Caisleáin Óir on Friday July 11th from 10pm to 1am. Music is by Martin and John and the admission is €5.TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Donegal Hospital Patients Comfort Fund will be held in Caisleáin Óir Annagry on Wednesday July 9th at 10pm. Teams of four €20 per table. Thank you for your continued support. LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on July 2th were 6-12-20-22. There was no winner of the €1340 jackpot. Cait McFadden Rann na Feirste, Jimmy Sharkey Coilcheim and Nora O’Reilly Rann na Feirste matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on July 9th is €1400. If you’re not in, you can’t win!GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays. CLOTHES RECYCLINGPeil na mBan Naomh Muire Recycling Drive. It’s that time of year again. Let’s help out our ladies team and get the wardrobes empty of any old clobber. Bag it up and leave it in the clubhouse or we can arrange for someone to collect it. Every kilo of old and unwanted clothes you give the ladies board will go to a reputable recycling company and the money taking in will go directly to ensuring our teams are looked after with proper coaching and gear. Our club need your old clobber!CHAMPIONSHIPThe Ladies Junior Championship between Naomh Mhuire and Glenswilly will be held on Sunday 13th July in Glenswilly at 12pm. The club ladies have a bag packing day on the 12th July in SuperValu Dungloe. They are looking for bag packers, if you can help contact Karen McGarvey 087 1704517 or Shaun Rodgers 087 2330185.CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH 2014Beidh trí champa samhraidh a eagrú ag Club Óige Rann na Feirste i Mí Iúil i Áislann Rann na Feirste ón 7ú go dtí an 25ú ó 10r.n go 2i.n. Tá na campaí ag fáil tacaíocht ón Roinn Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Óige na Gaeltachta. 7ú go an 11ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 6 bliana, 14ú go an 18ú Iuil: 7 bliana go 12 bliana agus 21ú go an 25ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 7 bliana. Tá na táillí €40 do dhuine amhain agus €30 do gach duine eile as teaglach amhain. Le clarú cuir scairt ar Club Óige Rann na Feirste ag 086 4627475nó 0879158205.WATER SAFETYIrish Water Safety will carry out both Swimming Lessons and Safety & Rescue training in the Keadue and Cruit Island areas as usual this summer. Dates have been confirmed as follows: Week one begins on Monday July 14th and the second week on Monday August 11th. Children may attend lessons for both weeks or choose the week which suits them best. Swim lessons will be held at the block yard beach in Keadue from 10am each morning and are suitable for children aged from around four years upwards. Registration will take place from 9.30pm on both Monday mornings. Safety and rescue training will take place at the bridge at the entrance of Cruit Island from 1pm, and is suitable for children over twelve years of age who are competent swimmers. Registration will take place at the bridge from 1pm. The cost per child for weekly sessions is €30.CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe total amount collected at the annual Church Gate collection in aid of the Donegal Hospice in Annagry on the weekend 5th and 6th of July was €944.The management and staff of Donegal Hospice wish to thank to all who subscribed.WAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment.DD LOCAL: VARIETY NIGHT AND OLD TIME DANCE IN ANNAGRY HALL was last modified: July 7th, 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:Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Noteslast_img read more

New Zimbabwe deal in sight

first_imgKhanyi MagubaneA landmark deal signalling the end of political instability in Zimbabwe is now a probability after MDC opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai asked for time to think about a power-sharing deal proposed during the talks.South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is mediating the talks, arrived in Zimbabwe on 11 August 2008 to help unite the Southern African country. He left after three days to give Tsvangirai time to consider the outcomes of the discussions with party members before making a final decision.President Mbeki on 15 August 2008 to brief the Southern African Development Community’s chairperson of defence and security, Angolan President Jose (Eduardo) dos Santos, on progress made.Speaking after the talks adjourned on 13 August, Mbeki dispelled reports that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and breakaway opposition leader Arthur Mutambara had agreed to form a unity government, leaving only Tsvangirai to agree to the move.Mbeki did, however, admit there was one point the leaders failed to agree on.Although he did not reveal what the issue was, those close to the talks say the most contentious issue has been the amount of control 84-year-old Mugabe is prepared to relinquish.It is reported that Mugabe wants to keep his position as president, while Tsvangirai wants executive powers as prime minister, including the right to chair Cabinet meetings.Currently, the MDC has 100 seats in parliament, while the ruling Zanu-PF has 99. Mutambara, whose party holds 10 seats, agreed to form a parliamentary alliance with Tsvangirai after the March elections.If the power-sharing talks collapse and Mutambara switches allegiance, it would give the majority to Mugabe’s party.But Mutambara insists that he has not cut a separate deal with Mugabe to sideline Tsvangirai, saying, “There is no way you can extract a bilateral agreement from a tripartite process.”Despite reports by foreign news agencies that Tsvangirai walked out after Mugabe and Mutambara reached an agreement in the latest round of negotiations, Mbeki has made it clear the talks have not collapsed. He says he is hoping that by the time the Summit of African Leaders takes place on the weekend of the 16 August in South Africa, a deal may have been brokered.Stemming the crisisSpeaking to the press on his decision not to rush into the power-sharing deal, Tsvangirai said it was important that the agreement between the leaders reflected the will of the people. “We need a government that transfers power to the elected representatives of the people to carry out the people’s mandate for change,” he said. But he also gave the assurance that negotiations would continue.He said that for the discussions to have a positive outcome, Mugabe had to make a decision of good faith and end his ban on the intervention of international aid agencies imposed earlier this year. The president asserted that these humanitarian organisations were the tools of distrustful Western governments.“Our people continue to face a profound humanitarian crisis. This destructive policy of banning humanitarian assistance can be reversed with one letter,” Tsvangirai said. “Tragically, Zimbabwe has become one of the worst humanitarian disasters of a new and hopeful century.”He added that at least two-million Zimbabweans had fled the country and about half a million others had died of starvation and preventable disease. This, he said, was a direct cause of lack concern by the government. “Because of the failed policies of Zanu-PF, five-million Zimbabweans now face starvation and famine. We cannot allow this to happen.”One-man shamThe current negotiations follow Mugabe’s victory in a “one-man election” in June 2008. These run-off elections were meant to decide the new leader of Zimbabwe, following a marginal win by the Tsvangirai in March, which did not give him the outright majority he needed to be elected as president.Following widespread violence and intimidation of MDC supporters in the weeks leading up to the June election, Tsvangirai boycotted the run-off and Mugabe went ahead alone. His victory was denounced across the world, even by usually sympathetic African countries.Breaking the deadlockThe power-sharing talks kicked off on 21 July in South Africa at an undisclosed location, where Mugabe and Tsvangirai met for the first time in a decade to try and foster a way forward. But the talks were unsuccessful. Negotiators eventually flew home after a deadlock, however, two weeks later they resumed in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.Zimbabwe’s state-controlled newspaper, The Herald, reports on its website that part of what was discussed during the talks was Britain’s funding of Zimbabwean land reform. All parties have agreed that Britain must honour its Lancaster House obligation – an agreement signed on 21 December 1979 to facilitate the country’s move away from colonial rule to independence.Economic meltdownIf the power sharing-deal in Zimbabwe is successful, it will mark a new beginning for the embattled Southern African country, which in recent years has suffered debilitating economic instability.According to the website, which gives daily updates on the state of affairs in that country, even after the deal has been brokered, much will have to be done to strengthen the country economically. “For Zimbabwe to recover from its desperate economic situation, he [Mugabe] will have to cede enough power to secure the lifting of sanctions and a massive infusion of international aid,” the website reports.Zimbabwe’s official inflation rate is 2.2-million percent, but the unofficial rate is far higher. Currently, the regime is struggling to pay the security forces on which it depends for its survival. It no longer has the hard currency to import fuel or food – let alone paper and ink required to print enough new money. It is also reported that Zimbabwe’s most basic services have all but collapsed and a third of the population, including most of the best-educated and productive citizens, have fled for greener pastures.According to the Financial Times, the world is waiting with baited breath for the outcome of the talks. The publication reports that international donors will only release a multi-billion-pound aid package if Tsvangirai holds sway in the new government.To tighten pressure, South Africa’s trade union federation Cosatu has threatened a week-long boycott of goods bound for Zimbabwe should Mugabe refuse to step down.Useful LinksThe Zimbabwe situationMDCFriends of Zimbabwe The South African presidencyDo you have any queries or comments about this article? 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NY Transportation Authority Cites Schedules as Copyrighted Material

first_imgdana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting StationStops is an iPhone application that allows Metro-North Railroad riders to check their train departures and arrivals from Grand Central Station even when they do not have a wireless connection. The application remembers a user’s home station and offers both train track numbers and departures. While these are simple functions, the MTA does not have this data readily accessible. Rather than having to wait at Grand Central’s departure screens, riders with the iPhone app are free to relax until their train arrives. Essentially StationStops is a 3rd party application that does a better job of information outreach than the official public entity. The MTA’s cease and desist letter comes at a time when government agencies and semi-public entities are slowly carving out their policies on standardized public data. In late June, even as Mayor Bloomberg launched the first NYC Big Apps contest committing to the publication of machine readable city data, Council’s application to expose raw data for web and mobile app development was denied. In an interview with PolitickerNY assistant counselor to the mayor, Sami Naim spoke out against releasing the data saying, “It’s not how much paper you can put up on the Internet. It’s more, how much can you engage New Yorkers. It starts and ends with the customer.” Judging by StationStop sales and the public outcry for Schoenfeld, customers want a better way to access their transportation information and they don’t care whether it’s city-run, state-run or citizen-driven. To see more user-generated transportation solutions, visit DIY City or Apps for Democracy. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has sent a take down notice to Greenwich man Chris Schoenfeld for using Metropolitan Transportation Authority schedules to power his StationStops iPhone application. The popular blogger created an $2.99 application that gives commuters access to MTA train and bus schedules. He received a DMCA last Friday to remove the application from the app store The MTA claims that its scheduling information is copyrighted intellectual property. You read that right. Public train schedules are being treated as copyrighted material. In an interview with the Stamford Advocate Schoenfeld said, “The copyright law is very clear that you cannot copyright facts and tables of data. A train schedule itself might be considered intellectual property, but the data itself has nothing artistic about it.” Schoenfeld believes the DMCA came as a result of him delaying licensing negotiations. The blogger was expected to pay the MTA 10% of his app profits and $5000 in advance royalties. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Apple#NYT#web last_img read more