Father wishes for cheerful funeral

first_img HONOURING DOMINIC Wearing his deceased son’s number 7 jersey yesterday, father David revealed to The Gleaner that he would like today’s thanksgiving service for the life of his only child, Dominic James, to be cheerful. The funeral will take place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, located on George Headley Road in Kingston, adjacent to St George’s College, at 10:00 a.m. “I would like the service to be cheerful, especially given that his life was what it was. I didn’t know that he had made such an impact,” said James. “I just want to give God thanks for his life and the impact that he has made on the society,” James told The Gleaner. James was attending the St George’s College ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup match at Winchester Park yesterday, where he would normally watch his son train and play football. “I would prefer not to have to deal with the loss of my son, but I have to accept it now or eventually. It’s difficult. God is our strength, and we’ve got a lot of support from well-wishers near and far,” he continued. The former St George’s College captain collapsed during a Manning Cup match on September 20 and died after being rushed to hospital just shy of his 19th birthday on September 26. Speaking of the loss of his son, James said: “A huge vacuum is left in the home, and the home is just not the same.” He added: “We hope that something can be set up in his honour. We want to, hopefully, play a part in assisting unfortunate footballers with their academics.” Besides the Flow Super Cup Most Valuable Player award named in honour of Dominic, James was of the view that youngsters who strike the balance between school and academics should be assisted in his son’s honour. “We believe in the balancing of both books and football. Thank God for Dominic, he had natural ability,” he stressed. Yesterday, The Gleaner Company and other organisations presented sympathetic plaques to the St George’s College team at Winchester Park.last_img read more

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Stephenson’s antics help Pacers turn corner

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (AP): Lance Stephenson flapped his arms and screamed loudly after scoring an innocuous first-half basket Wednesday night. In some corners, fans may scowl at the sight of a journeyman bench player creating unnecessary drama. In Indiana, it’s embraced as a welcome change. After five months of watching erratic and often uninspired play, Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird gambled on one of his favourite players. He believed that Stephenson’s occasionally overbearing act would give the Pacers the energy boost they needed to make the play-offs. The difference has been stunning. “We’re playing with a little bit more edge than we have all season long. I’m seeing more of a sense of urgency,” coach Nate McMillan said when asked about Stephenson’s impact. “More fight and toughness. We’re seeing more consistency in what we’re doing on both ends of the floor.” While Paul George continues to produce big numbers, Stephenson has become a force in other ways. He’s made excitement, enthusiasm and effort chic again in the locker room. He’s brought panache to the defence. And the combination is a major reason the Pacers are heading to defending champion Cleveland on Saturday rather than home for the summer. BRINK OF ELIMINATION Before the 6-foot-5 guard re-signed with Indiana on March 30, the Pacers hadn’t posted consecutive wins since early February as they slid from a tie for fifth in the East to the brink of elimination. Stephenson’s return changed everything. Since making his first appearance in a double-overtime loss at Cleveland on April 2, Indiana have won five straight and heads into the postseason as the hottest team in the East. What’s different? “He’s different. He’s the oddball and you need that,” George said. “You need the guy that’s energetic and live, a guy who’s going to stir the pot and we work very well off of each other.” But Stephenson has learnt the hard way that his theatrics aren’t for everyone – even in Indy. During the 2014 Eastern Conference finals, he was criticised by Bird and others for trying to play mind games with LeBron James by embellishing contact, flopping and even blowing in James’ ear. Indiana wound up losing the series in six games. A few months later, Stephenson signed with Charlotte. Over the next three years, nothing went right. Stephenson played for five different teams and went from budding star to out of the league. Things deteriorated so much that the man nicknamed ‘Born Ready’ was actually looking ahead to next season. That’s when Bird called with a three-year deal, an offer that brought Stephenson to tears. “Certain teams and certain situations just don’t work for certain guys,” Stephenson said. “I learnt a lot from it and I’m a better person on and off the court because of it.”last_img read more

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Olynyk’s putback off Wade’s miss lifts Heat past Wizards

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “Anytime you lose by a shot like that at the end … that’s very devastating,” Wall said.With new starting center Howard still sidelined by a sore backside that kept him out of all of training camp and the preseason, and backup Ian Mahinmi on the bench, Washington’s small-ball lineup was unable to prevent Olynyck, a 7-footer, from getting the rebound that settled things.The 6-foot-10 Markieff Morris, normally a power forward, was at center. Morris pointed at himself and 6-9 reserve Jeff Green as the culprits for letting Olynyk into the pain unencumbered.“That might have been the easiest layup of the game,” Morris said.Green’s take?ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve got to find a way to grab that rebound,” he said. “They outhustled us. That’s pretty much it.”And that’s even though the Wizards were playing their first game at home, while the Heat were playing on the second night of a back-to-back road trip after losing at Orlando on Wednesday.“NBA didn’t do us no favors at all,” said Wade, who shot a combined 7 for 24 in Games 1 and 2, “but we figured out a way to get a win.”TIP-INSHeat: Josh Richardson led Miami with 28 points, Rodney McGruder added 20, and that pair hit consecutive 3s late in the fourth quarter. … Coach Eric Spoelstra was asked beforehand about Wade, 36, appearing in both ends of the season-opening back-to-back. “Right now, it’s Game 2. He wants to play. We want him to play,” Spoelstra said. “And he’s in great shape, he feels good, so he’s able to go.” … Derrick Jones Jr. scored 17 points, while Hassan Whiteside had nine points and 10 rebounds.Wizards: Ian Mahnimi started for Howard, but picked up his fourth foul 15 seconds into the third quarter. By quarter’s end, four Wizards — three starters — each had four personal fouls. Mahinmi ended up playing about 11 1/2 minutes, with three points and one rebound. … F Kelly Oubre Jr. was the first substitute used by Washington, entering for Otto Porter Jr. midway through the first quarter.WHERE ARE THE 3S?Wizards coach Scott Brooks put an emphasis on pleading with his players to shoot more 3s this season. Didn’t work. At least not in Game 1. Washington was only 7 for 26 from beyond the arc. Porter, who was specifically given a green light by Brooks did not attempt a single 3. “Other than offensive rebounds and missing 3s, I think we should have won the game,” Wall said. Oh, other than that, Mr. Wall, how was the play?TOLIVER’S DEBUTWNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver made her regular-season debut as an assistant coach on Scott Brooks’ staff. “I love her. Our staff loves her. Our players feel the same way,” Brooks said. “She adds value to our program. She’s very talented. She loves the game. She’s passionate. And she wants to learn. She has this incredible desire to get better.” Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, second from right, puts up a shot against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the closing seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Washington. Also seen are Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) and forward Markieff Morris, second from left. The Heat won 113-112. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn’t counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot.Olynyk grabbed the rebound off Wade’s errant turnaround jumper and layed in the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards, who probably could have used sidelined center Dwight Howard’s rebounding skills in their season opener.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UP NEXT:Heat: Host Charlotte on Saturday.Wizards: Host Toronto on Saturday in a rematch from last season’s playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball, on account of a past playoff fracas with the Wizards when he was with the Boston Celtics. He certainly got to enjoy the way this game ended, after Miami trailed by as many as nine points.“As a rebounder, you got to assume a miss, but I thought he was going to make it, for sure,” Olynyk said. “I was surprised I was that open. I kind of just popped loose, and you’re kind of just standing right there. Right place, right time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt was a fitting conclusion to a game in which Miami outrebounded Washington 55-40 overall and a “Did I read that correctly?!” 22-7 on the offensive glass, leading to a 27-10 edge in second-chance points.“That’s really where they killed us,” said John Wall, who led the Wizards with 26 points and nine assists and combined with Bradley Beal to score the hosts’ last eight points. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ben Simmons triple-double leads 76ers past Bulls Read Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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Cheque Presentation For Proposed Rehab Centre

first_imgThe Robert Conconi Foundation, through Dominion Securities, has been awarding groups as much as 500-thousand dollars annually, in years past.The Recovery Centre Society is the organization behind the building of a 20-room alcohol & drug rehabilitation facility in the Fort St. John area.Chair Bruce Lantz says they’ve raised about 20-percent of the five-million dollar capital cost.- Advertisement -To date, it’s been unable to secure land, however, Lantz is optimistic both the property and the money will become a reality in the future.Lantz says the proposal has the support of local, provincial, and federal elected officials.He says the next step will be to approach the different levels of government for support.Advertisementlast_img read more

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No concerns for Henderson as new Liverpool deal nears

first_img1 Jordan Henderson Jordan Henderson admits he has no concerns about signing a new Liverpool contract.The 24-year-old, who was named the Reds’ vice-captain last month and is viewed as the long-term successor to Steven Gerrard, has less than two years to run on his current deal.Striker Daniel Sturridge signed a new long-term extension last week and Henderson is expected to follow suit as low-key talks have been on-going for some time.“I am just concentrating on playing football. I am not worried about that,” said the England midfielder, who scored Liverpool’s winner against West Brom on Saturday.“I am enjoying my football, I love this club and I want to be here for many years so that shouldn’t be an issue.“I’ll let my agent sort that out, it’s nothing to do with me.”Raheem Sterling, who has reportedly attracted the attention of this month’s Champions League opponents Real Madrid, and Philippe Coutinho are next in line for new contract offers to reflect their growing importance to the team.last_img read more

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Mourinho makes instant impact as Spurs beat West Ham

first_img0Shares0000Mourinho celebrates Son’s opener as his reign started off with a victory against Tottenham’s London rivalsLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Jose Mourinho delivered Tottenham’s first away win in the Premier League since January in his first game in charge with a 3-2 win at West Ham to catapult Spurs up to sixth.Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane got the goals as Mourinho made an instant impact after replacing the sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday. A much-needed three points will help to endear Mourinho to a skeptical Spurs support who were sad to see Pochettino’s five-and-a-half year spell in charge of the club end just six months after leading the club to a first ever Champions League final.There was no love lost between Mourinho’s Chelsea sides and Tottenham in the past, but his arrival had the desired impact for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, even if a West Ham team devoid of confidence made for perfect opponents.Mourinho followed Pochettino’s example in leaving out Christan Eriksen with the Dane one of a number of Spurs players into the final months of his contract and showing no signs of agreeing a new deal.“We have to make the right decision for the club,” Mourinho said on Eriksen’s future before kick-off, but his decision to field a front four of Dele Alli with Son, Moura and Kane worked.Kane had smashed the ball past beleaguered West Ham goalkeeper Roberto after just three minutes from Alli’s pass but was denied by the offside flag.Instant impact: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur at West HamAn injury to first-choice stopper Lukasz Fabianski has coincided with a run of eight games without a win for West Ham with a string of errors from Roberto spreading a lack of confidence throughout the team.The Spaniard could have done better when Tottenham did open the scoring nine minutes before half-time when another through ball from Alli found Son, whose shot had too much power for the hapless ‘keeper.However, Roberto was blameless for Spurs’ second seven minutes later when a lovely flick from Alli sent Son racing down the left and his inch-perfect cross was met by Moura at the back post.The same two players should have combined for the visitors’ third just two minutes into the second half when Son sent Moura clean through on goal, but the Brazilian dragged his shot wide to the despair of Mourinho, who sank to his knees on the touchline.Tottenham’s celebrations were only put on hold for another two minutes as Serge Aurier’s cross picked out Kane to head home and become the third highest goalscorer in Spurs’ history with 175.The England captain was furious at himself for not adding another on the hour mark as he dallied with just Roberto to beat and was dispossessed by a last-ditch challenge from Issa Diop.Michail Antonio pulled a goal back for the hosts 17 minutes from time, but by the time Angelo Ogbonna scored West Ham’s second six minutes into stoppage time it was too little, too late.West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini now waits to see if he faces a similar fate to Pochettino.The Hammers were expected to challenge for European qualification in the Chilean’s second season but instead are 16th and in danger of falling even closer towards the relegation zone by the end of the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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NFL-L.A. a story that won’t die

first_imgAnd they did not include the Coliseum or Anaheim. Yes, folks, step off the carousel, step on the carousel. Dodger Stadium was again mentioned, along with a second site believed to be in the City of Industry. Neil Glat, the NFL senior vice president now in charge of any possible move to Los Angeles, confirmed Wednesday that at least a pair of potential sites will be examined by the league next month. “We owe it to ourselves to see if there are other opportunities,” Glat said. “But we’re not looking to create some public groundswell of attention.” Yes, truth be known, the NFL is keenly aware of the disillusionment in the Los Angeles region over the inexhaustible search for a new stadium site. If it had its way, those kiss-off letters – written over three months ago – would never have seen public light. Everything would be all hush-hush until it was ready to make a grand announcement. There are so many people in the NFL and the variously involved communities, the most shocking news here was that it was actually kept on the QT for so long. Now that it’s out, we are almost required to follow Chapter 37 in the tedious “NFL Returns to Los Angeles.” Dodger Stadium is another of those phoenix-like NFL destinations, albeit one that has made more sense than most. Dodger Stadium’s biggest obstacle in becoming a legitimate NFL objective has always been the political trifecta that supported the Coliseum as the Los Angeles destination of choice. The NFL returning to L.A. anywhere but the Coliseum was seen as nothing short of a death knell to the venerable stadium. The city, county and state agencies that make up the Coliseum Commission formed a unified Los Angeles front. It had enough political wherewithal to pound former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley into submission 10 years ago when he first seriously pursued an NFL site next to Dodger Stadium. If they’d just left O’Malley alone, the NFL probably would have returned when the last expansion franchise went to Houston in 1999. And he would still own the Dodgers. Then two years ago it was leaked that representatives from the NFL and current Dodgers owner Frank McCourt had met to discuss a potential stadium near the ballpark, and once again there was local political outcry. The Coliseum worked hard to establish deal points, get its environmental impact report filed and architectural renderings updated, all in an effort to finally win NFL favor, and to many the clandestine meetings smacked of betrayal. The NFL and McCourt quickly backtracked, calling the meetings exploratory and claiming nothing would be pursued until it was determined a deal could not be reached on the Coliseum. Which just happens to be where we are in this convoluted mess at the moment. Glat, naturally, would not name the sites the NFL would next investigate. “At this point, there has not been any outreach by us or Dodger Stadium,” he said. That sounds rather carefully worded, almost suspiciously so. McCourt declined comment Wednesday, which is telling in itself given that his entry should be cleared now that the Coliseum is rightfully moving forward on a long-term deal with USC. Safe to assume, the NFL and the Dodgers are again talking. As to this mysterious City of Industry site, it should be noted that one of the main cogs behind the Coliseum expansion bid in ’99 was Ed Roski Jr. Roski is a part-owner of the Kings and Lakers, and his Majestic Realty is one of the biggest developers in Southern California. Majestic’s headquarters happens to be in the City of Industry. Roski was not in his office Wednesday and did not return a phone message. There’s a lot of that going around. In the NFL’s July 18 letter, when it told the Coliseum Commission a team would not be coming to the Coliseum, Glat said the costs of the stadium renovation, now believed swelled to $1 billion, were prohibitive. “We have determined that the Coliseum renovation project as currently contemplated would create significant economic risks for the NFL, such that we are not prepared to move forward with the project at this point,” Glat wrote. Like building a stadium on a plot in the City of Industry or a Chavez Ravine hillside would cost less? “The economics are going to be different at every site,” Glat said Wednesday. “There could be a series of commercial developments built in conjunction that could defray some of the costs.” The Coliseum, Anaheim’s stadium, the Rose Bowl, Carson and Hollywood Park have all come under NFL scrutiny in this 12-years-in-the-making saga. And however dead the Coliseum now appears by all concerned, there is always the possibility of some unforeseen 11th-hour, Michael Myers rebirth. “I would never eliminate the possibility, but I wouldn’t hold out any massive hope, either,” said Coliseum general manager Pat Lynch. “Options are what the NFL is all about.” There is more to come. With the NFL and Los Angeles, there is always more to come. Scream all you like. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The NFL and Los Angeles are a never-ending soap opera sans the off button. Sometimes you’re briefly able to hit the mute, but always it comes blaring back. Even after the L.A. Daily News reported Sunday that the NFL and the Coliseum had finally, belatedly blown each other kisses and said goodbye, you just knew that wouldn’t be the end of it. Cats don’t have this many lives. John McClane isn’t this hard to kill. It should be clear by now, Los Angeles will never rid itself of this on-going story until someone mercifully builds a stadium and a team is relocated to the nation’s second-largest market. One day after the story, the Los Angeles Times followed with a piece that said the NFL planned to send staff to Southern California within the next month to investigate two potential stadium sites. Scream into the night all you like. Feign weariness, exasperation, cry out for some modicum of reason. Some things just never come to complete resolution, even when every one has pretty much agreed the road’s stopped at sheared granite. Somehow there is always the possibility of a bend missed, a turn not taken, a step to revisit. last_img read more

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GAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB NOTES

first_imgSEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S NOTES 02/01/12REGISTRATIONRegistration is now open for 2012. ALL players and members must beregistered before 31March 2012. If you are not registered before thisdate, it will affect your player insurance and your voting rights atthe AGM. Please contact Stephen Lynch. Cost of membership is: €70 for Family membership, € 30 for Adults and €10 for childrenANNUAL DINNERDANCEThe Annual Dinner dance takes place in the clubhouse on the 14thofJan. Tickets are only €10.There will be music and presentations aswell on the night. Great value. SUPPORT YOUR CLUB.FOR SALE Club socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls fromsizes 26 – 35. Please contact John Burke at 086/8185915 for orderform. IDEAL BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.UNDER AGE TEAMS.Help is required for the 2012 season with different underage teams forboys & girls football and hurling/camogie. Any adult players orparents interested in helping out with the underage teams shouldcontact Alan Martin at 0861723899. Previous coaching experience is notrequired.STRICTLY COME DANCINGSean Mac Cumhaill’s are looking for people to take part in theStrictly Come Dancing which is beginning shortly. This is a greatopportunity for people to go out and have fun and get exercise aswell. Please contact Terry on 0866095347 or Peter on 0872363337 formore information.Justin Brady Memorial The Justin Brady Memorial Cup match took place on New Years Eve in MacCumhaill Park.The Single mens team was managed by PJ Mc Ardle and theMarried mens team was managed by Stephen Lynch. In very wetconditions, Niall Brady Devenney threw the ball in to get the matchstarted. The Singles started the better, quickly scorring 2-02 to noscore. The married men settled down and it was nip and tuck till halftime, with the Singles leading by 2 goals. The second half was veryentertaining, with both managers been very liberal with theirsubsitutions, at one stage there were 38 players on the pitch!!! TheSingles eventually ran out as winners in this very entertaining game.Terry Reilly said a few words at the end, thanking the Brady familyfor their years of support to Mac Cumhaills. Bridie Brady presentedthe cup to Paddy Kelly,captain of the Singles team. Refreshments wereserved in the Club house after. Thanks to all players and supportersfor a very enjoyable afternoon.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTOThere was no winners of the lotto this week.There was no match 3 winners.Two tickets were drawn randomly.Brendan Dunnion Jr and Noelle Mc Groarty.Each receives €35.Next week’s jackpot is €7,600€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €250.Contact any club committee member for details.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm.Everyone Welcome!Club meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at theClubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please comealong or contact any member. The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon on085 1503092 for more information.Donegal yearbook on sale from clubhouse or contact any executivemember. Only €10Sean Mac Cumhaill’s would like to wish all members and their familiesa very Happy New YearGAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 4th, 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:GAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Southampton set to miss out on bonus payments if Liverpool win the UCL

first_img3 Liverpool will not have to hand Southampton extra bonus payments if they beat Real Madrid to win the Champions League.The Reds take part in the Kiev showpiece on Saturday, and you can listen to full commentary of the match LIVE on talkSPORT.Jurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to their first Champions League final in over a decadeVirgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane are all expected to start against Real, with Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana likely to be named among the substitutes by Jurgen Klopp.All five of those players were signed by Liverpool from Southampton, and there was a belief Saints would be in line for bonus payments if the quintet help the Anfield club win Europe’s biggest domestic competition.Adam Lallana joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014 before Nathaniel Clyne joined him at Anfield a year laterHowever, according to The Times, this is not the case.It is reported that the only bonus payments Liverpool make to clubs ‘are triggered by appearance-related clauses and linked to Champions League qualification.’Liverpool will likely be forced to shell out to Saints as they booked their place in next year’s Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premier League, but beating Real to claim their sixth European Cup will not trigger further bonus payments. Van Dijk and Lovren are two former Southampton players expected to start in the Champions League final last_img read more

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Clipboard Syndicate raising money for OSU Dairy Judging Team expenses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Travelling and entry fees for the Ohio State University Collegiate Dairy Judging Team competitions are expensive. The students manage the dairy parlor at the Ohio State Fair and do other fundraisers to pay their own way, but as travel costs continue to rise, the long-term budget for the program is looking slimmer. Extension dairy program specialist and collegiate dairy coach Bonnie Ayars decided to address the issue.“The students are working to raise money for their trips but we need a reserve for the future. For the very first time of my tenure, I am coming forth with a fundraiser for the collegiate dairy judging teams,” she said. “COBA has generously donated a calf for us to use at the Spring Dairy Expo Buckeye Classic Sale managed by the kids.”Leading up to the March 30 sale, 100 shares for the calf will also be sold for $100 each to raise funds for the judging team. Donors will not own the calf, but will play a role in ensuring future opportunities for students on the Dairy Judging Team as a part of “The Clipboard Syndicate.” These shares will be sold to alumni and friends of the dairy judging program for the purpose of funding travel, contest entry fees, and other costs associated with the collegiate dairy judging team.Once all 100 shares have been acquired, the shareholders will auction the heifer as Lot 1 in the 2017 Ohio Buckeye Classic Sale with all proceeds supporting the future of the collegiate dairy judging team through the Ohio State Dairy Judging Program Fund. The Clipboard Syndicate will auction an early 507HO12788 Frazzled daughter born in December of 2016. Her Kingboy dam is a full sister to 7HO12787 King royal and her maternal line has been an exceptional cow family for the Buschur family in New Weston. She clocks in at +2631GTPI+744NM$+2069M+2.61T.“It will only be a formality to buy into the calf,” Ayars said. “Immediately following our formality, the calf will be sold to a breeder and we will also benefit from that income. We are so very thankful for this opportunity and also would like others to know of the generosity of COBA.”Syndicate members will be recognized at the Buckeye Classic Sale for their contributions. Forms and payment can be mailed to The Clipboard Syndicate, c/o Bonnie Ayars, 222D Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. For more information email ayars.5@osu.edu.Clipboard_Donation_Form_Mailinglast_img read more

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