Attorney General Wants Increase in CDF

first_imgAttorney General, Hon. Patrick Atkinson, Q.C., is advocating for an increase in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation made available to Members of Parliament.“Our job is hard enough as it is, and less than $15 million is woefully inadequate. We are elected by the people and our work is long and hard,” he said in his presentation in the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives in Wednesday, June 18.The CDF seeks to improve the effectiveness of Members of Parliament as a designated funding mechanism for constituency projects.The main thrust of the Fund is to promote human and infrastructural development at the community and constituency levels, through sustainable development projects.To date the Fund has helped to: finance the rehabilitation of housing for indigents, fix roads, undertake agricultural projects, repair basic schools and community centres, provide back-to-school assistance, and fund sports and healthy lifestyle projects.These programmes, combined with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and other social initiatives, represent a meaningful effort by the Government to strengthen the social safety net. RelatedParish Councils Deliver Record Number of Building Permits RelatedGovernment Identifying Alternative to Rivertion Landfill Story HighlightsAttorney General, Hon. Patrick Atkinson, Q.C., is advocating for an increase in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation.The CDF seeks to improve the effectiveness of Members of Parliament as a designated funding mechanism for constituency projects.The main thrust of the Fund is to promote human and infrastructural development at the community and constituency levels, through sustainable development projects. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Attorney General Wants Increase in CDF ParliamentJune 19, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedSenate Approves Banking Services Act Advertisementslast_img read more


Year in Review Part 1: February

first_imgHomeFeaturedYear in Review Part 1: February Dec. 24, 2019 at 9:33 amFeaturedNewsYear in Review Part 1: FebruaryMatthew Hall1 year agoBBBbreezecrimeTyra BanksWISEyear in review The Daily Press is summarizing the year’s news as it was covered in our pages for the year. Today, we are covering the first four months of the year.FEBRUARYThe SMMUSD Board of Education discussed adding security cameras around the perimeters of school campuses and requiring all campus visitors to check in through an ID verification system that runs their identity through criminal databases. The measures are intended to make the district’s schools more secure against crime and other scenarios, such as active shooter situations.New state legislation extended some of the insurance and safety protections Santa Monica provides for dockless scooter and bike riders to all Californians. AB 1286, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), required that cities and counties adopt and scooter and bike companies comply with safety rules like the ones set forth in Santa Monica’s Shared Mobility Pilot Program.Council voted to shorten its often lengthy meetings by incentivizing members of the public to speak for one minute instead of two. Members of the public who address Council for one minute can speak at the beginning of the item, while those who use two minutes will speak after.Jackie Rivera-Krouse took over the Santa Monica Farmers Market from longtime manager Laura Avery. Rivera-Krouse, who was born in Santa Monica and grew up in northeast Los Angeles, said some of her earliest memories are of the Santa Monica Farmers Market.Two new apartment buildings were approved in downtown Santa Monica, one replacing an office building and the other filling an empty lot. One is a six-story building at 1437 7th Street with 10,000 square feet of commercial space on its ground floor and 65 apartments in its upper stories. The other is a five-story building at 1235 5th Street with about 1,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 23 apartments.Fresh N’ Lean opened its first store at 705 Montana Ave. offering grab-and-go meals designed for meat eaters, vegans and those trying to lose weight. Customers can visit the store in person, order a la carte deliveries or try different meals before they sign up for one of the company’s delivery plans.Stephen Lloyd Fader, 42, was charged with murder after stabbing his mother and father. His mother died at the scene but his father survived.Several Santa Monica parents began a campaign to change the start of school days. The  Change.org petition asks the school district to move school start times for all middle and high schools to 8:30 a.m. or later for the benefit of students’ wellbeing.Santa Monica was spared any serious damage during a weekend storm but PCH was closed due to sporadic flooding and debris flows.Heroic Wine Bar opened at 514 Santa Monica Blvd. serving Italian fare from award-winning chef Barbara Pollastrini in addition to a wine, cheese and charcuterie menu. All cheeses and meats at both the deli and the wine bar are imported and the wines are rated 90 points or higher.Tyra Banks announced an attraction called Modelland at Santa Monica Place. Banks, a supermodel and television host, said she is launching a ticketed retail and dining experience at the downtown Santa Monica mall. It will be the flagship location of what she is planning to expand as a global chain.Community Corporation of Santa Monica won $1 million in a countywide challenge to come up with housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness. CCSM is proposing using prefabricated housing units to construct permanent supportive housing, which would reduce costs by up to 25 percent and cut construction time in half.A former mechanic for Bird alleged in a lawsuit that the company breached its agreement with the city of Santa Monica to provide safe, durable scooters. Screenshots of Bird’s internal communication show that an operations specialist asked mechanics in November not to take scooters off the road or report them as damaged if they had missing screws, grips or kickstands, loose necks, handlebars, bolts or brains or broken reflectors.Experiential retail became a trend locally as stores began offering  customers an interactive shopping or entertainment experience that they can only get by visiting a physical store. An increasing number of retailers are opening in-store restaurants and bars, hosting free and ticketed events or giving customers the chance to interact with new technology.The Coastal Commission approved a partial demolition and remodel of a long vacant building in one of the Santa Monica’s most desirable locations. The properties at 423 – 429 Ocean Ave are across the street from Palisades Park with ocean views. The 16 former apartments have been vacant for a decade and will be converted into 14 condominiums after the Coastal Commission required a density increase beyond limits previously set by Santa Monica.The growth of co-working in Santa Monica accelerated rapidly as two industry giants, Spaces and WeWork, announced plans to open more than 180,000 square feet of co-working space near Bergamot Station. Spaces has signed an almost 70,000 square foot lease at the Water Garden on 26th Street and WeWork is taking over the 116,000 square foot Lantana Campus on Olympic Boulevard.Outer, a Santa Monica-based direct-to-consumer furniture company, launched Neighborhood Showrooms, a concept that will display Outer’s outdoor furniture through a customer’s home.Kevin Ferron was arrested and charged with attempted murder after attacking his girlfriend at their home. Arrest records show Ferron had been arrested four times in the last year, and police said he has a prior history of domestic violence.Camron Lee, was arrested as  a person of interest in connection with the murder of De’Ommie de la Cruz. De la Cruz was celebrating a friend’s birthday on a party bus that stopped near the Santa Monica Pier in 2017 when someone began firing a gun into the crowd. De la Cruz was hit by several gunshots and died.An advertising campaign for season nine of ‘The Walking Dead’ spooked children on the Third Street Promenade. The AMC show that explores life after the zombie apocalypse put up posters at 1201 Third Street Promenade, a building that Barnes and Noble vacated, featuring actors from the show dressed as zombies. The show hired actors to dress up as zombies and walk around the Promenade.WISE & Healthy Aging, a nonprofit headquartered in Santa Monica, tipped off Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer that a nursing home in Westlake was improperly discharging homeless and mentally-impaired residents, resulting in a $600,000 settlement.City Council approved the Santa Monica Pier Corporation’s request to move the Pier concert’s start date to the third Wednesday in August, which was estimated to increase attendance by about 30 percent and make Twilight more attractive to corporate sponsors.The City of Santa Monica officially lost the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) lawsuit. The judge said future City Council elections should be determined by a seven district map. The final ruling reinforced the amended tentative ruling. City Hall appealed the decision.Huckleberry Cafe, a comfort food cafe located off Wilshire (and 2018 Most Loved SM Breakfast/Brunch winner), celebrated its ten-year anniversary. Owners Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan said Huckleberry’s longevity and support from the community have been a surprise and they’re both thankful for the local support.A 40-unit building at 601 Wilshire Blvd. will replace a FedEx and a defunct ticket services center and another 40-unit building at 525 Colorado Ave. will replace a one-story building and parking lot occupied by software company Carbon Five. Each will contain more than 6,000 square feet of commercial space facing the street.The VOID opened on the Promenade offering a new virtual reality concept tied to popular movies such as Star Wars and Wreck it Ralph.The Breeze Bike Share program lost revenue and ridership to competition from dockless scooters and bikes.Three companies trying to take cars off the road during peak commute hours worked together to make it easier for companies to encourage their employees to carpool. Waze Carpool announced that it partnered with commuting platforms RideAmigos and Luum so employers using Waze can incentivize employees to carpool, such as by giving gift cards, paid time off, gas money or parking passes.Big Blue Bus installed solar-powered LED signs that will show arrival times at 10 large bus shelters and 166 bus stops in Santa Monica and Los Angeles by mid-2019. The 176 shelters and stops comprise 76 percent of BBB ridership. BBB has also equipped 19 of its newest buses with free Wi-Fi and a wireless connection will be standard on all new buses.Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library is a volunteer-run 501 3(c) non-profit that raises funds and advocates on behalf of the Santa Monica Public Library System. The group set a goal to raise about $100k to fund many programs throughout the year, including Santa Monica Reads, the Summer Reading Program, SMPL at the Beach, Soundwaves concerts, author talks, movie screenings and branch programming such as literacy improvement for kids.The Santa Monica Police Department arrested three people and seized 21 handguns, eight long guns/rifles, over 4000 rounds of ammunition, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin in a raid triggered by local drug sales. More than $200,000 in cash was also found at the scene.Richard Bloom, a former Mayor of Santa Monica who represents the Westside in the California State Assembly, introduced a bill that would make California the 25th state to mandate that private health insurance companies cover the costs of hearing aids for children. Bloom also announced that he introduced legislation to tax soda sold in California as a way to tackle the state’s diabetes and obesity problems.The state senator representing Santa Monica introduced a bill that seeks to phase out single-use plastics by 2030. Sen. Ben Allen, who represents the Westside, Hollywood and the South Bay in the California State Senate, introduced legislation requiring all single-use packaging and products to be reusable, recyclable or compostable. The bill has been shelved until next year’s legislative session.Stunt workers stepped up their campaign for recognition at the Oscars. Alex Daniels, 38-year veteran stunt coordinator and president of the Stuntmen’s Association, said the stunt community has been fighting for representation at the Oscars since at least 1991. Even with several stunt members in the Academy and several discussions and meetings, they have gained no traction in their fight.Previous Month: JanuaryNext Month: MarchTags :BBBbreezecrimeTyra BanksWISEyear in reviewshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentYear in Review Part 1: MarchYear in Review Part 1: JanuaryYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more


CUNA Mutual touts insurance growth

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Michelle A. SamaadNoninterest income for one of CUNA Mutual Group’s insurance program has yielded double-digit growth, the company said.Among the 3,400 credit unions participating in the MemberCONNECT program in 2012 and 2013, the median growth rate of noninterest income payments stemming from the TruStage Auto & Home Insurance program grew significantly, according to CUNA Mutual. continue reading »last_img read more


News Scan for Aug 05, 2014

first_imgEnhanced UK MERS surveillance found 2 imported cases in 2012-13An enhanced system of surveillance for MERS-CoV in England turned up 2 cases of the disease among 77 potential candidates meeting case definitions in its first year of operation, according to a dispatch yesteday in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The numbers are small, say the authors, but in the context of emerging pathogens, reporting data like theirs can help optimize case detection and surveillance systems.The surveillance system was instituted by England’s Health Protection Agency, now called Public Health England (PHE), in September 2012 after isolates from an ill Qatari patient who was transferred to an English hospital showed a virtual match to the virus identified in the first MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) patient in Saudi Arabia earlier in the year.PHE defined a possible MERS case as acute respiratory syndrome (fever of at least 38°C [100.4°F] or history of fever and cough) requiring hospitalization as well as clinical or radiologic evidence suggesting lower airway involvement not explained by another cause in a patient who had traveled to or resided in Saudi Arabia or Qatar (the only places with MERS at the time) within 10 days of illness onset.Of 77 individuals meeting the case definition from Sep 24, 2012, to Oct 15, 2013, 2 cases were confirmed, as were cases in 2 contacts of the second case-patient. The positive predictive value of clinical manifestations increased as the severity of disease increased.The authors write, “We encourage other countries to similarly report the characteristics of all patients tested for MERS-CoV to improve understanding of the predictive value of different clinical and epidemiologic manifestations in various populations at different times. This will help inform the evolving international public health response to this novel pathogen.”Aug 4 Emerg Infect Dis dispatch CDC study: Reclassification affected foodborne outbreak data since 2009At least some of the substantial decline in reports of foodborne disease outbreaks since 2009, when the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) began reporting all enteric disease outbreaks rather than only foodborne outbreaks, is accounted for by workers giving different classifications to outbreaks that would previously have been categorized as foodborne, say the authors of a study yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases.In addition, a shortage of resources during the 2009 pandemic influenza outbreak may have played a role, they found.With the enhanced reporting platform, enteric outbreaks that are transmitted by person-to-person contact, animal contact, environmental contamination, and indeterminate source are reported in addition to those classified as foodborne and waterborne.The researchers, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conducted a voluntary survey of state and territory health department workers who enter enteric disease outbreak data into NORS.Workers gave high priority to reporting foodborne disease outbreaks. However, 35 of 47 (74%) reported sometimes having difficulties in determining the primary mode of transmission in an outbreak in the enhanced system.Specifically, 20 of 25 respondents (80%) said they had difficulty distinguishing between foodborne and person-to-person transmission. In addition, 26 of 47 (55%) reported they had used the new “indeterminate/other/unknown” category in cases in which the mode of transmission wasn’t clear. Most respondents said they likely or very likely would have reported such outbreaks as foodborne in the pre-2009 system.In answer to questions pertaining to health department resources during the 2009 flu pandemic, 19 of 35 (57%) said there were fewer resources available at that time for foodborne disease outbreak investigations.”The results of this survey provide unique insights into the decline in the number of foodborne outbreak reports submitted in 2009 and thereafter,” say the authors.Aug 4 Emerg Infect Dis studylast_img read more


OE Sales Manager – Peterson Manufacturing

first_imgPeterson Manufacturing Company, a leading U.S. manufacturer of truck and trailer safety lighting products, has an immediate opening for a motivated, personable, aggressive, and mechanically inclined sales professional to manage existing customers, cultivate new opportunities, and generate sales and profits thru new product development.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Qualified candidates should have several years of experience managing small and middle sized original equipment builders. Experience managing Heavy Duty and Fleet market channels will be a plus.    The position is based at our corporate headquarters in Grandview, Missouri and will require 60% to 75% travel. Peterson Manufacturing Company offers and excellent compensation and benefit package.   Please submit resume, including salary requirements, by clicking the Apply Now button below.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more


Barcelona 2020-21 home kit released but fans convinced it is actually Crystal Palace’s strip

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img Most awesome bullfighting festival Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels BARCELONA’S new home kit has been leaked online and fans are convinced it belongs to Crystal Palace.The new design with vertical stripes in Barca’s classic red and blue colours looks very similar to the strip donned by the Eagles this season.Barcelona 2020-21 home kit has been leaked but fans convinced it is actually Crystal Palace’s stripThe red and blue vertical stripes are similar to those worn by the EaglesOne fan quipped that Palace are playing like Barca at the moment so there’s no problemImages surfaced of Nike’s new design which reverts back to the classic 2010 traditional look.Japanese electronic company Rakuten remain as the short sponsor with Beko on the sleeves.And the yellow trim around the collar and along the stripe divide blend in nicely with the vintage colours of Barca’s famous badge which remains the same on the left side of the chest.But when the images surfaced on Twitter, fans were quick to poke fun and suggest the strip should be worn at Selhurst Park rather than at the Nou Camp.One simply wrote: “Looks like Crystal Palace.”Before Hamza quipped: “And lately they’re playing like them. So fits perfectly.”Another added: “Are you sure this is not Crytsal Palace’s?”Before Acar tweeted: “Crystal Palace branch of Spain.”Barca thrashed Villareal 4-1 yesterday to keep their LaLiga title hopes alive.And ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez became the Catalan’s third highest scorer of all time with an incredible finish. SunSport explored the latest kit leaks – including Manchester United and Arsenal’s – which ones have been confirmed and when fans can expect them to be worn.Looks like crystal palace— Abdullah (@Abdull_tjay) July 6, 2020And lately they’re playing like them. So fits perfectly.— Hamza Deheina (@deheina_hamza) July 6, 2020Are you sure this is not Crystal palace’s— Soteria (@hormordorlarpor) July 6, 2020Is this Crystal Palace?— Mikołaj Mańko (@mmanko2) July 6, 2020Crystal Palace branch of Spain … @CPFC— Acar Lobak (@gallsetyaduta) July 6, 2020First Barca kit in years that I rate highly. Got Pep Guardiola vibes to it. 😍— lenooooooooooooo🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 (@Artetahairline) July 6, 2020Fans think Barca’s new strip looks more like Palace’sJordi Alba finally passes driving test aged 31 after being mocked by Barcelona team-mates for getting lifts to training Amazing movies best funny animalslast_img read more


Redbacks on the march

first_imgBy Nick Creely Hampton Park’s gutsy Good Friday win against Springvale Districts could arguably be the most important moment in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Garvey’s Tralee Warriors go top of the Men’s Super League as Swords fall to…

first_imgThe Kerry team now boasts six wins from seven games, having won six in-a-row following an opening round stumble against UCC Demons down at the Mardyke. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors went top of the Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League table on bank holiday Monday, with an 80-71 point win over Éanna at the Complex in Tralee. Griffith College Swords Thunder meanwhile fell at the hands of DCU Saints for the second week in-a-row, losing out 65-69 at the ALSAA.Dee Proby ignited the Saints’ offence as they went down by five against Swords in the fourth, and coupled with strong inside play from Provizors, brought the game back level with just minutes on the clock, and Proby kept a cool head at the free throw line in the dying stages to secure the win.Speaking afterwards, a thrilled head coach, Joey Boylan, was delighted with the result (listen to his full interview here).Elsewhere, Moycullen overcame KUBS in Galway, with a Brandon McGuire inspired home team running out 93-81 point winners in the end, while Lorcan Murphy top-scored with 28 points in Black Amber Templeogue’s defeat of Maree (104-52) at Oblate Hall.You can see a full round up of all the weekend’s games here.View the Men’s Super League table here.Basketball Ireland – Men’s Super League Bank Holiday Monday results (October 30th, 2017)Moycullen 93-81 KUBSTop scorers Moycullen: Brandon McGuire 31, James Loughnane 16, Cian Nihill 15Top scorers KUBS: Brian Andrews 27, Eoin Chubb 16, Shane McCann 8Half time score: Moycullen 45-40 KUBSGriffith College Swords Thunder 65-69 DCU SaintsTop scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Isaac Westbrooks 15, Sam Mike 12, Charlie Coombes 12Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 32, Martins Provizors 14, Emmet Donnelly 7Half time score: Griffith College Swords Thunder 34-39 DCU SaintsBlack Amber Templeogue 104-52 MareeTop scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 28, Neil Randolph 17, Jason Killeen 14Top scorers Maree: Jamal Tolliver 18, Cathal Finn 15, John Burke 7Half time score: Black Amber Templeogue 54-18 MareeGarvey’s Tralee Warriors 80-71 ÉannaTop scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 28, Dusan Bogdanovic 12, Darragh O Hanlon 11Top scorers Éanna: Aidan Dunne 27, Garny Garcia Nivar 26, Tamron Manning 12Half time score: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 35-30 Éannaprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Connacht win away in Italy

first_imgBenetton Rugby 19 Connacht 22 A second-half revival from Connacht  saw us halt Benetton in their tracks and bring their five-game winning run to a close. With three tries apiece there was never much between the two sides but a yellow card for Tomasso Iannone with ten minutes to play proved the catalyst for Connacht’s win. Tito Tebaldi had given Benetton the lead late in the first half but Finlay Bealham hit back minutes after the break. Monty Ioane extended Benetton’s lead but Jarrad Butler responded almost immediately for Connacht, with Jack Carty then kicking the penalty after Iannone’s yellow and Eoin Griffin’s score meaning Marco Fuser’s effort with the clock in the red was only good enough for a bonus point. After early Connacht pressure the home side worked their way back into the game and, but for a fine tackle from Matt Healy in the 20th minute, Luca Sperandio would have gone in at the right corner for the opening score of the game. The remainder was a half characterised by turnovers and stoppages for injuries, punctuated by a blitzing run from Ioane into the Connacht half. And after several phases of play a Benetton lineout from the left set up a maul from which scrum-half Tebaldi darted over from five yards – suffering a knock to the leg in the process.Tebaldi limped off after Marty Banks kicked the conversion the half ended with the home side seven to the good. The second half began with Connacht pressure and a kick to the corner set up a lineout drive that saw Bealham bundle over for the score – Carty missing the conversion and the chance to level the scores with 35 minutes to play. With the half looking to be heading the same way as the first, Banks put in a cross-field kick from his own half, which Ioane collected to run 60 yards down the left touchline for a fine score – Banks missing the tough conversion on the hour mark. That score sparked Connacht into life and a smart offload from Cian Kelleher to Butler, for the flanker to drive home from just inside the Benetton 22 – Carty adding the extras to draw level and set up a tense final 15 minutes. And with ten minutes to play the decisive moment came with Iannone adjudged to have performed a tip tackle on Tom Farrell, seeing him spend the rest of the match in the bin. Carty knocked over a penalty and with six minutes to play a Healy break saw him offload to Caolin Blade, before the ball fell to Griffin for the centre to score the winning try – Carty making sure of the points with the conversion. Connacht face a trip to South Africa to take on the Cheetahs next Saturday night.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Connacht Rugby to Deliver Rugby Skills Session at NUI Galway Open Day

first_imgConnacht Rugby, along with players from NUI  Galway women and men’s rugby teams will deliver an informal rugby skills session at NUI Galway’s Open Day on Saturday, 24th March. The session will take place at 12.30pm outside the Bailey Allen Hall, the main exhibition hall for Open Day. NUI Galway Sports will also be running a Sports Talk at 11am for those interested in all sports, and there will be an opportunity to meet current athletes who are representing the University at inter-varsities, at national, European and International competitions. There will be information on Sports Scholarships, and coaches will be present to give first-hand information on facilities and coaching services. Mike Heskin, Director of Sport at NUI Galway stresses that Sport is for everyone at NUI Galway. NUI Galway sports teams and athletes are competing and winning on the national and international stage, and through a range of scholarships and supports our athletes are fully supported while at University, enabling them to compete and study to the best of their ability. As well as supporting accomplished athletes in their chosen sports, we also have many athletes taking up a new sport for the first time while at University and, with the support of our coaching teams, are very quickly competing on a provincial, national and international stage. Sport is truly for everyone at NUI Galway. We recognise the relationship between academic performance and health and well-being and our mission is to encourage all students to participate in physical activity.NUI Galway lecturers and current students will be on hand to talk to students and parents at the main exhibition area in the Bailey Allen Hall, with over 80 subject-specific stands. At NUI Galway’s recent Spring Open Day were Raíchéal Walsh and Ella Gavin from Salerno Secondary School, Galway with Darragh Leader of Connacht Rugby. Sports at NUI Galway, including a guest appearance by Connacht Rugby playersCareer talks – What are my employment prospectus after university?Volunteering and the value of NUI Galway’s extra-curricular programmesSUSI- Applying for a student grantAccess routes into Education, including HEAR/DARE and FETACTo find out more visit www.nuigalway.ie/opendays, phone +353 91 494398 or email [email protected] At NUI Galway’s recent Spring Open Day were Raíchéal Walsh and Ella Gavin from Salerno Secondary School, Galway with Darragh Leader of Connacht Rugby.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Parents Programme will provide parents and students with information on important issues such as fees and funding, careers, accommodation andsupport services for students.Open Day tours will include the state-of the-art sports complex and gym, the newly built Human Biology Building and the Alice Perry EngineeringBuilding. Tours of student accommodation will also be available to visitors on the day, with the tour shuttle bus departing regularly from outside the Orbsen Building.  Guided walking tours of the main campus will also take place throughout the day.Open Day is the perfect opportunity to explore all NUI Galway has to offer. A programme of talks, workshops and masterclasses will runthroughout the day. Talk highlights include:last_img read more