dangerous behaviour This reprimand is so numbing in its inappropriateness, that it boggles my mind. Perpetrators of such rank indiscipline and potentially dangerous behaviour should not be allowed access to further games involving that school. That is a given, even if it means that ISSA will not be able to collect gate receipts that can offset the cost of putting on the game. At some stage, Jamaicans must realise that if the cost of unruly and dangerous behaviour is far less than the reward for unruly and dangerous behaviour, then no amount of divine intervention will curtail future similar occurrences. Giving a ‘bly’ If the people who murder our fellow citizens and rape our women and children thought for a moment that being caught and punished was a reality instead of the present 80% chance that their identity will remain unknown, or if by some stroke of luck they are indicted, then a good lawyer and the ability to have prosecution postponed year after year will almost guarantee no punishment. It is the little things that matter. The New York City mayor and police force recognised some years ago, that if you start by fixing the broken windows and prosecuting anyone who breaks the law (riding on the sidewalk for example), crime statistics will dramatically be reduced. This attitude of giving a ‘bly’ only serves to incentivise miscreants. After the weeping and wailing of those justifiably severely punished for ‘stoning the ref’, such incidents will cease, thus improving spectator comfort, sending a message to the children who attend the schools and eventually improving revenue as more supporters and spectators will feel that their safety and the spirit of sport are in good hands. Football in particular, and sport in general, is a part of the holistic education of our children and our people. It must never be the ‘reason’ to go to school! The school teams are now sponsored (some more than others) and it seems as if the other aspects of school life are now on the back-burner. The playing surfaces remain woeful and the prevailing drought conditions are definitely not helpful. In the ISSA-controlled schoolboy competition, night games are being introduced for what can only be described as ‘revenue enhancement’. I suppose it matters not if children coming home from night games are exposed to increased danger from ‘evil’, as long as ISSA collects at the gate, (“ah-nuh-nutten”). Already there are reports of coaches of “small” schools complaining bitterly of the poaching of talented youngsters by affiliates of “big” schools, despite the welcome efforts of the Ministry of Education to minimise this nefarious practice. The administration of activities in any civilised society depends on the strict adherence to agreed rules by the participants. Rules that are broken or ignored will only serve to incentivise those looking on to “act accordingly” if the cost of breaking a rule is far less than the benefit derived from adhering to the rule. It now seems (to me) that if the supporters of a school do not agree with a referee’s decision in a closely contested game, then by all means “stone the ref” and cause the game to be abandoned. The team was going to lose the match anyway, but now the ref (or any other authoritative figure) will be well aware that “when-it-comes-to-this-school… no bother mek we lose!” .(stoning the ref) be rewarded by a loss of points and “don’t do it again.”
BUNCRANA CLG NOTES: Senior Football – All County League Buncrana senior were in action again over the weekend. They were not to be victors on this occasion with a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7. Buncrana had lead at half-time but the second half was not to be. Buncrana had clawed back a first half deficit to hold the lead at halftime.Buncrana reserves were also in Fanad and for the second week in a draw drew with their opponents.NEED YOUR HELP Folks….Here is a great opportunity for us to received much need gear for our underage…..and it’s you that can help….Here’s how it worksWith every €40 you spend with your real rewards card over the next 8 weeks you will received a voucher for the club of your choice (preferably Buncrana Gaa Club Og) drop this voucher into the box at the entrance to the toilets, if we manage to get 2000 vouchers we will all the mentioned gear FREE courtesy of our local Supervalu…..Please Start Collecting Folk Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Bord Na nOgGaelic footballBoys & GirlsU6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoys U8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm – 8.00pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pm U16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.Well Done to our U12 Boys who won both games at the Inishowen Gaa Finals Day on Sunday against a strong and talented Steelstown. After travelling to Donegal Town on Saturday to play a Blitz against Four Masters, Tir Conaill Gaels, Glenswilly & Kilcar, these lads got plenty of good & skillful football this weekend. Good Luck to them on Saturday as they head to Newry for the Newry Mitchels Tournament.Our U10 Footballers took a trip further than usual to Four Masters Donegal Town on Saturday, where they were invited to play in a blitz organised for visitors Tir Conaill Gaels (London). With 2 skelton teams due to First Communion in the Parish, they played their hearts out against strong opponents from Kilcar, St Nuals, Four Masters & Tir Conaill Geals. Leaving Donegal Town a happy and tired bunch. Thanks you Four Masters for their hospitality, it was a great day. Next up they are off to a tournament in Ardara on Monday 6th June.Our u10s girls have had a very busy few weeks playing several inishowen teams over the last while, dominating against every single one of them!They also played McCumhnaills on sunday, the toughest opposition they have met this year and a challenge they needed but our girls fought hard and came out on top again!U10s training continues at the Scarvey on Fridays at 3:30pm and new players are always welcome!Our u8s girls have played a few games this year and all really enjoyed them! This is a very young squad but they are working hard and will develop a lot this year! U8s girls training continues on Fridays at the Scarvey at 4:30pm and new players are always welcome!GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA U12’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER STEELSTOWN was last modified: May 30th, 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:buncranaGAASport
3 November 2014The World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade expo taking place in London will afford South Africa an opportunity to build on its reputation as a unique, diverse friendly and accessible destination, according to Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.Hanekom is leading a delegation of provincial and local government tourism marketing authorities, tourism and travel product owners, travel service providers and representatives from South African Tourism to the annual tourism trade expo which runs from Monday, 3 November to Thursday, 7 November.“We will be promoting the variety of experiences we offer in South Africa, and build on our reputation as a unique, diverse, friendly and accessible destination,’ said Hanekom in a statement.WTM a platform for doing businessHanekom said the WTM is one of the premier events where South Africa engages with the global travel trade. He said besides maintaining excitement about South Africa, the tourism trade expo will provide a platform for doing business and growing international tourist arrivals to the country.“Our tourism sector has a strong base from which we can grow further. Since the advent of democracy 20 years ago, South Africa has recorded truly impressive growth in international tourist arrivals. Our challenge is to do even better. We want to grow the tourism industry in a way that creates more opportunities for all our people and is sustainable well into the future.’According to latest figures from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), international arrivals have surged by 300% since 1994 to reach nearly 15-million in 2013. In 2013 alone, South Africa welcomed a total of 9 616 964 tourists, up from the 9 188 368 tourists that visited South Africa in 2012.South Africa’s international tourist arrivals grew at an annual average growth rate of 7.4% between 2011 and 2013, well above the global average of 4.5% during this period. The country also saw good growth out of Europe, its largest overseas market for tourist arrivals, in 2013. A total of 1 494 978 European tourist arrivals were recorded in 2013, a 7.0% increase on the 1 396 978 European tourists who visited South Africa in 2012.World Tourism Organization & World Travel Market Ministers’ SummitBesides doing business and wooing visitors to South Africa, Hanekom will take part in a World Tourism Organization & World Travel Market Ministers’ Summit on Tuesday, 4 November. The summit brings together together tourism ministers and global industry leaders to explore international best practice.This year’s UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit will take place under the theme “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy’, and will focus on the links between tourism and mega events, looking in particular into the following issues:How to measure the impact of mega events on tourism destinationsHow to ensure adequate infrastructure development and planningHow to translate the hosting of mega events into strong destination brandsHow to promote community engagement and invest in human capitaHow to promote environmentally sustainable eventsAt the summit, Hanekom will share lessons that South Africa has learnt from hosting mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup, and discuss ways of further leveraging the opportunities presented by business tourism and event-based tourism.On the evening of the first day of the summit, Hanekom will present the Ubuntu Awards to South Africa’s travel and trade partners who have excelled in selling the destination to UK travellers.Hankom said the UK is more than just an important market for South Africa. With just under 500 000 arrivals from the UK in 2013, the market remains South Africa’s largest overseas source market. “Our UK trade partners must know that we are in this market to stay and that we will be working even harder and smarter to grow our market share,’ he said.World Travel MarketThe WTM houses 5 000 exhibitors from 186 countries and is one of the largest tourism trade platforms in the world. Annually, the tourism trade expo facilitates some R38-billion in industry deals and creates opportunities for the international travel and tourism trade to negotiate business deals, discuss issues that affect the sector and expand networks.This year, organisers expect to host over 50 000 product owners, tour operators and travel agencies, airlines, technology providers, government ministers, global industry leaders and international travel media during the course of the four-day event.SAinfo reporter
Picking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome InfidelityDate: August 11, 2016Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EasternLocation: Picking up the Pieces: Helping Couples Overcome InfidelityFlickr [IMG_2625 by Vortexas32, March 29, 2012, CC BY-ND 2.0]This session is being presented by Emily Brown, LCSW. Emily is the director of Key Bridge Therapy Center in Arlington, VA. She works with individuals, couples, and families regarding the underlying issues in relationships, marriage, divorce and betrayal. In this webinar, Emily will be assisting service professionals in the identification and treatment of affairs in couples. This will include special difficulties for military families when it comes to affairs in addition to the different types of affairs, how to handle the surfacing of an affair, how to intervene and work with couples effectively, and how to assist with forgiveness and closure. Join us on August 11th at 11:00 am Eastern!We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.
The legend of Virat Kohli keeps growing every year. In just over 10 years, the Indian captain has achieved so much success that it would take ages for upcoming or even some of the present cricketers to replicate.The 30-year-old added yet another feather to his cap on Tuesday when he bagged the top three honours at the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards, a feat which he achieved for the first time and became the first cricketer ever to do so.Kohli was named Cricketer of the year and won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time in succession, was named best Test player of the year and also ODI player of the year after his extraordinary batting form in 2018. Only former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has the won the award in two successive years.In 2017, Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.It is a clean sweep for @imVkohli at the #ICCAwards. Here’s the #TeamIndia captain reflecting on an outstanding 2018 and looking forward to an even better 2019Full video Link https://t.co/X6eRPmmrse pic.twitter.com/2tLBvmEhzKBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019Just as it seemed he couldn’t get any better, he went one step ahead and bettered his performance in 2018 as he finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.advertisementHe also became the third cricketer after former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to bag the Cricketer of the Year award twice, with Kohli getting in two years in succession.The ICC also announced the final XI of both teams which features three Indian players in the Test side while four have made the cut for the ODI team with Kohli named as captain of both sides.KING KOHLI’S DECADE OF DOMINANCECricketer of the decade!Virat Kohli for in all internationals:Most runs: 18681 (next best: 14825 H Amla)Highest ave: 56.60 (next best: 54.32 AB de Villiers)Most 100s: 63 (next best: 47 H Amla)Most 50s: 84 (next best: 74 J Root)Most 50+ scores: 147 (next best: 112 H Amla)Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 22, 2019In just the last decade, Kohli has left his competitors way behind. He was for long being chased by the likes of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers but the Delhi batsman in the last two years has been virtually untouchable thanks to the amount of runs he has scored all around the world and in every format.Kohli ended 2018 as the No.1 batsman in Tests and ODIs for the second year running.In the last decade Kohli has amassed a staggering 18681 international runs at an average of 56.60. The next best batsman on the list is Amla with 14,825 runs while de Villiers has the next best average of 54.32.Well & Truly, The KingICC Cricketer of the YearICC Test Player of the YearICC ODI Player of the Year #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/krtf1ucIPFBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019During this period Kohli has smashed 63 international hundreds, again leading Amla who has scored 47. Joe Root trails him in the fifties list with 74 while Kohli has 84 in his kitty.No record is safe when Kohli comes out to bat these days as he demonstrated in the last year.Kohli scored 2735 runs across all formats in the year with 11 hundreds but he also became the first Asian captain to register Test wins in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019The Boxing Day Test win at the MCG gave Virat Kohli his 11th away Test win as captain in just 24 Tests and he went equal with Ganguly on the record, who had achieved 11 away Test wins in 28 Tests as captain.On top of that, Kohli became the first Indian captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Australia. India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series during their tour of India in 2016/17.But not just in whites, Kohli also dominated the run charts in ODIs. During the ODI series at home against the West Indies last year, he became only the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India and in the process, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach the milestone.advertisementKohli joined Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Kohli also scored more than 1000 runs in a calender for the sixth time in his career in 2018 after 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.Also Read | Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Flexible with ideas but focus on winning, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create history