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T&T beat Jamaica to reach final

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago will play Barbados in the finals of the second round of the 2016 Caribbean Women’s Olympic Beach Qualifier today at the Urban Development Corporation’s Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Trinidad advanced after beating Jamaica 15-11 in a golden set to advance 3-2 in one semi-final while Barbados got the better of French St Martin (3-0). All four teams advance to the third round of the elimination, scheduled for El Salvador in May. Yesterday’s result a big disappointment for the Jamaica delegation. “A golden set is like a penalty shootout in football, one false start and it’s very difficult to come back; we started off slow in the set and we ended up chasing the game and in the end we lost,” said coach Gatasheu Bonner. “Our first aim was to qualify for the third round (but) apart from that we really, really wanted to win this tournament here and give our Jamaican fans something to cheer about.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS MALIN UNDER16s WIN SHIELD FINAL

first_imgMALIN GAA NOTESALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Fixture: Sunday 11th of October – Malin V Kilcar in Connolly Park at 3.00pm, reserves at 1.30pm, all support welcome. OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONThere was a very good turnout to our Operation Transformation information night last Monday and participants are reminded that the weekly meeting and information sessions will be held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, with weekly walking sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 11.30am, meeting at Malin Parish Hall. Anybody who didn’t attend the information night is still very welcome to each meeting/session and we encourage others to come along. This is part of the health and well-being initiative of the club’s and is completely FREE. For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan 0863966016.UNDERAGECongratulations to the Under 16 team and their management, who beat Glenfin to win the Northern Board Division Shield final on Saturday in Killygordon on a scoreline of Malin 5-10 Glenfin 4-06. The under 13’s lost out against Buncrana by a point. They are at home to St Michael’s on the 11th of October at 11.45am. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €600. The numbers drawn were 5-6-2-4-3-7-1 and the €50 winner was Gerard McLaughlin (R), Ballylannon, Malin with the €20 sellers prize going to D and P McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €650.JIVING LESSONSFollowing on from our hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing (DVD’s still available) the club are delighted to announce that Jiving Lessons will be starting upstairs in the Clubhouse from Monday 2nd November 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for 6 weeks every Monday at €5/person. What a great way to get active and just in time for the Christmas Party Season.KNOW YOUR PARISH QUIZThe club will be holding the annual Know Your Parish Quiz this year on the 21st of November, keep this date in your diary for local townland bragging rights. SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice. The club are putting in an order soon for gear including black and amber tight bottomed training tracksuit bottoms and orders need to be given in by the 14th of October to ensure they will be ready for Christmas, a small deposit will secure all items.Malin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactMalin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactPRIMARY SCHOOLS COACH/SOLAS SCHEMEThe club are looking for a coach (male or female) to go around the primary schools in the Parish accompanying the County board coach 18 hours a week in line with the CEP Ltd and normal Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting will be required and the position will start in November.Get Fit With CharlieFitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level.GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS MALIN UNDER16s WIN SHIELD FINAL was last modified: October 5th, 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)Tags:Malin GAAlast_img read more

26 Schools to Benefit from Improved Sanitary Facilities

first_imgSome 3,287 students at 26 all-age and primary schools islandwide are now enjoying improved sanitary conveniences, following upgrading work by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), at a cost of $177.6 million. Improvement works carried out under phase one of JSIF’s Sanitation for Schools project, entailed construction of new sanitation blocks, equipped with septic tanks; toilets; urinals; and ramp ways to facilitate access by physically challenged persons. These facilities replace pit latrines, which previously existed at the schools. The project was undertaken at the request of the Ministry of Education, which lobbied JSIF’s assistance, and was financed through grant provisions by the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF). This was facilitated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between JSIF and PDF, signed in 2011. Construction of the facilities was undertaken over five months at schools in 11 parishes. These were: Clarendon, Hanover, Manchester, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Mary, St. Thomas, Trelwany, and Westmoreland. A symbolic handing over ceremony for seven of the schools, in Clarendon, St. Catherine, and St. Ann, where facilities were upgraded at a cost of $51.3 million, was held at one of the beneficiary institutions, Milk River Primary School, in Clarendon, on March 13. The other institutions are: John’s Hall Primary, St. Faith’s Primary, Hartlands All Age, Chester Primary, Clapham Primary and Carron Hill Primary Schools. The principals and teachers were presented with commemorative plaques by JSIF. Arrangements for similar presentations are being made for the other schools over the forthcoming months. Speaking at the function, JSIF’s Managing Director, Scarlette Gillings, noted that the PDF’s support for the project formed part of the institution’s overall effort to extend much needed assistance to communities across Jamaica.She said the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the significant benefits to be derived from the provision of adequate sanitation facilities within households, and communities, in general.“The savings arising from proper sanitation systems include reduced public health costs and avoidance of billions in income that can be lost when trade and production are disrupted because of possible disease outbreaks,” Mrs. Gillings said.In his remarks, the PDF’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Wesley Hughes, underscored the importance of the partnership between the institutions in helping to transform the lives of the youngsters.This collaboration, he pointed out, has been “most fruitful as we see the impact that it has been able to make on the lives of people very directly.”“We would like to work towards the complete elimination of all pit latrines in our education system,” Dr. Hughes said. Welcoming the new facilities, Local Government and Community Development Minister and Member of Parliament for south west Clarendon, where Milk River Primary School is situated, Hon. Noel Arscott, emphasized the positive effect which proper sanitary conveniences can make in advancing education.He also expressed gratitude to the Venezuelan government for its contribution to advancing Jamaica’s development, through the PetroCaribe Fund.In her remarks, Community Relations Officer, Ministry of Education, Karene Reid, who represented Portfolio Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, noted the Ministry’s cognizance that “sanitation issues in our schools need addressing,” adding that “we are thankful for this first step (by JSIF and PDF) in that process.”“We know that improving sanitation in our schools improves the overall school experience of our students. The Ministry advocates for partners to always assist with our schools, as this is one way to boost the development of our students, the community, and the country at large,” Ms. Reid said.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more