GTT promotion kicks start Mashramani activities

first_imgGTT on Wednesday commenced the drawing of its “Valentine Mashment Promotion” at the Blackberry Office, Brickdam, in which 70 customers were winners of many colourful costumes.Representatives of GTT conducting the drawingThis Promotion is also in light of the company’s 23rd anniversary celebrations. The 70 persons who purchased unlimited data plans were the recipients of these costumes and would be featured in the company’s costume float parade contingent, which is themed “Amazon Gems”. They are expecting to see a huge turnout of approximately 400 persons.GTT Public Relations Officer (PRO) Nadia De Abreu, when asked about the celebrations, stated that it has been a while since the company has participated in the Mashramani parade, so this would be a big comeback. This is also the company’s gesture of giving back to valued customers and providing them with an unforgettable experience.There are many ongoing and scheduled activities slated for this period in which persons can get a chance to win costumes and participate in the GTT Mash band. There is an ongoing fitness campaign on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Everest Cricket Club Ground that will conclude on February 21, with the fitness finale.“Activation giveaways” were also conducted, in which 20 persons who applied for service during the anniversary period also won costume prizes. The number of combined winners from these promotions will add up to over 90 winners. There will also be a limited number of costumes available at Pulse Entertainment, who has partnered with GTT and online, for those who would like to be part of the company’s float.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS DEFEATED BY NAOMH ULTAN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NotesSenior MenThe senior lads played Naomh Ultan in the final game if the group stage of the championship on Sunday afternoon in Dunkineely. With the winner of the clash getting an automatic semi final spot the Stakes were high.The Red Hughs lads were without a number of starting players due to work commitments and injuries so it was going to be a tough battle.The game was played in blustery conditions making scoring tough for both teams. It was the home side who settled quicker getting two early scores before Damien brown Pointed a long range free to open the Red Hughs lads account. The Dunkineely lads were coping better with the conditions and tagged on another two points before the Reds got one back before the break. Half Time Red Hughs 0-2 Naomh Ultan 0-4The home side started brightly in the second half scoring within the first minute. Red Hughs got another through Calvin Bradley to keep them within touching distance. This was to be the Cross lads last score of the game as the Dunkineely men powered home kicking six unanswered points to run out deserved winners on the day. The final score was Red Hughs 0-3 Naomh Ultan 0-12. The lads now play Convoy in the quarter final next Saturday in O Donnell Park Letterkenny Throw in 7pm. Come out and support the lads. Hopefully we will have a few players back and available for next weeks game. Training this week on Tuesday and Thursday within extra session on Friday.ReservesThe reserves bowed out of the championship on Saturday evening against St Eunans in Milford. It was a very tight game from the start with never more than two points between the teams. The young lads from Red Hughs showed great heart and determination but unfortunately it was not to be their night. No doubt there will be more to come from this great young side. Best wishes to Jason Sweeney who picked up a nasty injury during the game breaking his hand in 6 places. Get well soon Jason. The final score was Red Hughs 2-5 St Eunans 0-12Under 21’s.The Under 21s made it 2 from 2 after a good victory over a determined Fanad Gaels side. Red Hughs started the game brightly with a Colm Melaugh point before Fanad responded with a free. Pauric McMenamin fisted a nice point for the home side before Fanad again responded. Melaugh pointed from a free and Ronan Gallen timed his run to perfection before slotting over. Another Fanad score kept the minimum between the teams before Melaugh and a fortunate Gary Kelly goal extended the home sides advantage to 1-05 to 0-03. Thomas McMenamin with a trade mark point finished the scoring for the Reds before the break. Red Hughs were alot more composed in front of the posts in this game than in previous games. The defense always provides the platform for the attack and held held firm to limit Fanad to 3 points from frees. The second half opened well again for Red Hughs with Thomas McMenamin winning the throw up and got fouled. Calvin Bradley took advantage from the resulting play notching his first point of the game. Stephen McMenamin made a great run and fed brother Thomas for his second trade mark score of the game. Fanad responded with 2 points before Bradley showing his class knocked over a lovely point from the left side. Fanad were reduced to 14 men mid way thru the second period for a second bookable offence. A dangerous elbow but thankfully we lived to tell the tale. Carlin stepped up with a lovely point from the right to extend the Hughs lead 1-10 to 0-05. Fanad got a late consolation before sharp shooter Thomas McMenamin grabbed his 3rd from iLár na Párce. Bradleys strong running led to his 3rd and the final score of the game to see Red Hughs run out comfortable winners in the end. Final score from Monellan Park 1-12 to 0-06. A very solid team performance from the team with a strong panel of players with 3 players also missing due to pre booked holidays and exams. Team: Luke Kelly, Calvin Bradley, Colm Melaugh, Gary Kelly, Pauric McMenamin, Thomas McMenamin, Ronan Gallen, Shane Gallagher, Jason Dullaghan, Shane McGlinchey, Dylan Irwin, Fintain Muldoon, Stephen McMenamin, Shane Gallen, Conor Gallen, Justin McBride, Micheal McColgan, Shane McGuire, Ryan Bradley, Alan McConnell, Jonathan Carlin, Gavin Wright, Jason Sweeney and Micheal Devine. Thanks to the linesmen and umpires and all others for there assistance. This team need to keep there heads down and knuckle down in preparation for there Quarter final tie. Senior LadiesThe ladies play Convoy in the second leg of the championship on either Thursday or Friday evening. Yet to be confirmed.Minor BoardUnder 12 Girls Well done to the U 12 girls that competed in the Donegal development blitz in Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny on Saturday morning.The girls put in another great performance and made it into a final.Unfortunately today wasn’t their day and were defeated by 1 point to Convoy. You should all be very proud of yourselves girls.Both myself and Maura Mc Crudden are very proud of you all and your progression through the year. Onwards and upwards girls.Team: Zara Gibson, Aimee Callaghan, Maddison White, Latisha Rowan, Daniella Jansen, Eadoin Whyte, Lauren Mc Menamin, Ellen Gallen O’Dwyer, Orla Mc Elchar and Caitlin Geary.Under 13’sRed Hughs Under 13’s put in an excellent performance away to Moville on Wednesday night winning comfortably. Final Score 4-19 to 2-5. Team and Scorers Mark McElhinney, Gareth McGill, Ruairi McLaughlin, Aaron McGlinchey, Kieran Neeson(1-1), Kian Gallagher, Oisin McElhinney (0-6), Cody Lafferty (1-2), Jack Bradley (0-5) , Ryan Coyle (1-0), Dillon Carlin(1-1), Adam Sweeney(0-3), Paul Doherty(0-1) and James Doherty. Training on Friday @ 6:30pm.Next game is on this Wednesday at home to Glenfin throw in 7.30pmUnder 16 GirlsThe girls play Malin at home this Tuesday evening Throw in 6pm good luck girls.Minor BoysMinor Division 2 Championship Quarter Final Red Hugh v Mac CumhaillsIn this eagerly anticipated battle of these fierce rivals it was the Cross lads who opened the scoring with a pointed free from James Carlin. It was a tense opening ten minutes with both side spurring chances to take control.The visitors broke from midfield and found a man in space inside who slotted the ball to the net to get their opening score that was quickly followed by a pointed free to put them 3 points up after 12 minutes.The Reds then upped the tempo and scored 4 unanswered points another from James Carlin, one from Ryan Bradley and two from Justin Mc Bride.The Mac Cumhaills lads scored another before the break to leave the sides all level at the break. 0-5 to 1-2The Red Hughs lads were really up for the challenge in the second half and took the game to Mac Cumhaills.A long ball into the box was fisted over by Connor Gallagher and Carlin added two more to put the home side 3 up. The ever lively Justin Mc Bride then got his customary goal with ten minutes to go.Then young of Odharan Doherty scored the final and probably the best point of the game rolling around two defenders and slotting over from 35 yards.To their credit the visitors never gave up and kept plugging away till the end but there was just no way through the reds defence as they stood tall and put their bodies on the line to keep the Mac Cumhaills lads scoreless in the second half.It was a fantastic team performance from the young lads who now go forward to the championship semi final.Opponents and date tbc. Final score Red Hughs 1-9 Mac Cumhaills 1-2Team & ScorersMatthew Mc Connell, Jason Dullaghan, Shane Mc Glinchey, Micheal Mc Colgan, Gavin Wright, Dylan Irwin, Micheal Devine, Ryan Bradley (0-1), Stephen Mc Menamin, James Carlin (0-4) Connor Gallagher (0-1) Cathal Doherty, Odharan Doherty (0-1) Justin mc Bride (1-2) Corey Gallagher subs: Johnny Carlin for Connor Gallagher, David Gallen for Cathal Doherty, Shane Mc Guire, Tomas Doherty, Ryan Gallen, Cormac Mc Menamin,Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers Drawn 4,8,5,6,2,3,1,72 winners matched 3 Numbers and receive €25 eachWell done to Tommy Dullaghan The Curragh & Sandra Mc Gahern StranorlarNext weeks jackpot is €4,300 if your not in you won’t win100+ Club DrawThis weeks winner was number 25 Carl Gallen Lismullaghduff receives €100Golf ClassicOur Annual Golf Classic takes place on September 13th in B&S Golf Club. We would like to thank Killygordon Animal Health as main sponsor of the event. We are looking for €100 sponsors who will be displayed on board on entrance to course and also tee sponsors at €20 each or €50 for 3.Teams of 4 are €80 with each player getting a €5 meal voucher for golf club. Contact Andy 0876843311 or any of the club executive.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS DEFEATED BY NAOMH ULTAN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

49ers notes: How badly hurt are tackles Staley, McGlinchey?

first_imgCARSON — Left tackle Joe Staley walked out of the 49ers locker room with a brace on his injured right knee and a glum look on his face, casting concern over the 12th-year veteran’s status.Staley declined comment and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he did not yet know the severity of Staley’s injury following Sunday’s 29-27 loss to the Chargers.Right tackle Mike McGlinchey also sustained a first-half knee injury, and when the 49ers opened the second half, they had backup tackles protecting …last_img read more

Dual-threat QB’s to clash on Friday when St. Bernard’s takes on East Nicolaus

first_imgIt’ll be a battle of the dual-threat quarterbacks when St. Bernard’s takes on East Nicolaus with a state championship berth on the line.St. Bernard’s (10-3) quarterback Will Omey and the man under center for East Nicolaus (12-1), Gavin McAuliff, led their teams to section championships on the strength of their arms and the might of their legs.Friday at River Valley High in Yuba City the two seniors with over 80 total touchdowns between them will duke it out in the NorCal region Division 6-AA …last_img read more

Campaign calls on people to clean up their neighbourhoods

first_imgThis year marks the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. (Image: Ocean Conservancy)Brand South Africa has partnered with Plastics SA on this year’s Clean-Up & Recycle campaign. It runs in conjunction with Clean-up South Africa Week, which takes place from 14 to 19 September. Tied into the campaign are Recycling Day South Africa on 18 September and International Coastal Clean-up Day on 19 September.Recycling Day aims to raise awareness by educating people about the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. During the coastal clean-up, volunteers remove debris from all bodies of water. The clean-up allows officials to collect valuable information about the rubbish that is dumped; it also heightens public awareness of the causes of litter and debris.The first coastal clean-up took place along the coast of Texas, in the US, in 1986, with 2 800 volunteers. Today, the campaign includes all bodies of water, such as inland lakes, rivers, streams and underwater sites, and approximately half-a-million people in more than 100 countries volunteer for the cause.Help Ocean Conservancy to keep our beaches and waterways cleanBrand South Africa will run a competition to find 10 of the best volunteers during the campaign. To enter, users need to add #CleanUpSA in their posts on social media.The top five users on Twitter as well as the top five Facebook users will each receive a Play Your Part hamper. These include memory banks and sticks, scarves, books, peak caps and pens.The hamper will consist of the following items.Other organisations participating in the events include: National Recycling Forum, Tuffy, Glass Recycling Company, Petco, Collect a Can, Southern African Vinyls Association, TetraPak, Polystyrene Packaging Council, Department of Environmental Affairs, Ocean Conservancy, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Trust, and Astrapak Group.last_img read more

Desperation to win trophy with Portugal makes Ronaldo dangerous: Rio Ferdinand

first_imgEngland and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that the European Championship final against France is the last opportunity for Cristiano Ronaldo to win a major football trophy with Portugal and this challenge makes the Real Madrid star more dangerous.The 31-year-old Portugal captain has the chance to win the first international title of his glittering career when his side takes on the tournament hosts at the Stade de France on Sunday.In 2004, Ronaldo reached the final of the European championship but ended in tears as they were beaten 0-1 by Greece.”I think he is very aware this is his last opportunity to win something with his country and, knowing him like I do, that makes him even more dangerous. He will be so desperate not to miss out again,” Ferdinand was quoted as saying by BBC on Saturday.”Cristiano has produced great performances for Portugal when it matters before, for example his hat-trick against Sweden in the play-off for the 2014 World Cup,” he added.”So France will know that it is not just in a Real Madrid or Manchester United shirt that he is capable of great things, especially because it was his moment of brilliance that helped decide Portugal’s semi-final against Wales.”RONALDO VS FRANCERonaldo’s former Man United team-mate Ferdinand also feels that the former will relish the opportunity of taking on the whole of France on Sunday.”Everyone in the country will be against him, but he will thrive off that hostility, and off their fear. The French know Cristiano is the player capable of destroying their dream because he has produced magic moments in huge matches right through his career,” he said.advertisement”Part of the reason he is a superstar is because he is not fazed by the big occasion – quite the opposite in fact. Superstars like him relish these situations – the pressure that goes with it brings the best out of him, when other players falter.”Ronaldo is now the joint highest scorer alongside French legend Michel Platini in European Championship history with nine goals, and holds the record for most headed goals with five.”He has always been amazing on the ball but even when he first joined United in 2003 he was great in the air too. Early in his career it was a part of his game that was quite undervalued but he always scored a lot of headers and, the way he does it, he is the closest thing in football to basketball legend Michael Jordan,” he said.”The way he jumps and hangs in the air is the same as Jordan and he has got the ability to stay up there, assess the situation and then put the ball where he wants to, with power. I will always remember the header he scored for United away at Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals in April 2008,” Ferdinand concluded.last_img read more

FIH chief Batra elected unopposed as IOA President

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra was today elected unopposed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), while Rajeev Mehta was re-elected secretary general for a four-year term.The 59-year-old Batra, thus, became one of the few sports administrators to head a national Olympic committee while heading an important international sports federation.Batras election to the top post was a mere formality after Asian Tennis Federation President Anil Khanna withdrew from the race last week.Khanna, who wrote a letter to the IOA election commission, informing his decision to withdraw from the contest, supported Batra for the presidents post in its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) held here today.Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Birendra Baishya was also in the fray initially for the Presidents post but eventually pulled out of the race.However, some amount of uncertainty hangs over the elections after the Delhi High Court, while refusing to interfere with the process, clarified that the results will be subject to the final outcome of an application pending before it.The High Courts directive came after advocate and sports activist Rahul Mehra sought an interim stay on the election on the grounds that it was being held in violation of the sports code. PTI SSC PM SSClast_img read more