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first_imgThe Donegal public are being urged to show their true colours and get on their kit for GOAL Jersey Day which takes place nationwide this October. School, businesses, and organisations throughout Donegal are being encouraged to sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, which takes place on October 11th, and wear their favourite sporting strip to raise vital funds for communities around the world facing extreme poverty and crises.Funds raised will go towards GOAL’s life-saving work in emergency response, health, nutrition and sustainable livelihoods in 13 of the world’s poorest countries. Last year alone GOAL reached more than five million people in need in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. GOAL’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Eamon Sharkey, said: “GOAL Jersey Day is one of Ireland’s longest-running fundraisers, and has been in existence for more than three decades.“Last year more than €150,000 was raised to support our work all over the world and we are appealing to the people of Donegal to once again support us – and have fun at the same time.“It’s the perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and to share sporting opinions with anyone in the office, or school, who will listen to you! It can also boost team, school or office spirit by working together for such an important cause.”This year GOAL was one of the first humanitarian aid agencies to respond in Zimbabwe to the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai which left hundreds of thousands of people without food or shelter. Thanks in part to the support of the Irish people GOAL has reached over 100,000 people in four districts in Zimbabwe with emergency kits and food supplies.Your team and company can be a part of this important work, by signing up today! To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please email jerseyday@goal.ie or visit www.jerseyday.orgDonegal public urged to support ‘Jersey Day’ this October was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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first_imgChelsea are  7/4 with BetVictor to win the Champions League, with Bayern Munich 4/9 favourites.The value is there for Bayern, with Ivanovic, Terry, Ramires and Meireles notable absentees through suspension for the Blues.A night which was inundated with heroics and shocks at the Nou Camp was topped when substitute Fernando Torres scored to seal their place in the final.3/1 to start in Munich.The Spaniard has been under enormous criticism, but no doubt the quality is still there. BetVictor have Torres priced at 3/1 to start the final; could El Nino guide Chelsea to European glory?That said, attention will now be solely focused on their domestic Premier League clash against QPR on Sunday.Chelsea are favourites at 2/5 with QPR at 15/2 . The Hoops will look to replicate their performance which saw them beat Spurs 1-0 last Saturday, and that result can be taken at 18/1.The battle at the bottom could continue to the final game of the season, with five teams in danger of the drop. The R’s are currently 5/4 to be relegated, alongside favourites Blackburn at 1/6, Bolton 6/4, Wigan 3/1 and Aston Villa at 4/1.Fulham face a tricky tough fixture away to Everton at Goodison Park.The Whites have hit form recently, winning three out of their last four Premier League games, and are currently 19/5 to take all three points.The Toffees are odds-on favourites at 5/6 and will look to follow on from their memorable draw last Sunday at Old Trafford.As the World Snooker Championship enters round two, BetVictor are offering a wide range of specials including their ‘Final Frame Insurance’, if any match is decided in the final frame they will refund all losing match bets!For all your weekend odds checkout BetVictor.comFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgDENVER — The Warriors shot at a frenetic pace, either setting or nearing franchise and NBA records seemingly anytime the ball left their fingertips.Once the flood of shots stopped dropping through the hoop, the Warriors cemented a 142-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday with two messages that became louder with almost every 3-pointer they took.One, the Warriors (30-14) retook supremacy of the Western Conference over the Denver Nuggets (29-14) perhaps for good, rectified a …last_img

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first_imgHOUSTON – Draymond Green fell and his head slammed hard on the ground.That moment did not just capture Green feeling in a state of pain. It marked the latest back-and-forth he has had with Rockets guard James Harden in the Warriors-Rockets playoff series.First, Green had injured Harden’s eyes in Game 2 after delivering an inadvertent elbow. Then in the Warriors’ eventual Game 4 loss to Houston on Tuesday, Harden took a 3-pointer over Green before his left arm struck Green’s left shoulder and …last_img

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first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.TAMPA, Fla. — An ankle injury to Tevin Coleman means the 49ers need a new starting running back, and although they likely will turn to Matt Breida, coach Kyle Shanahan said they will weigh outside options.Promoting Jeffrey Wilson Jr. from the practice squad for a second straight year is also a scenario Shanahan mentioned.“We love Jeff, who’s on the practice squad. Jeff’s a great player. We’ll see what’s up with Tevin …last_img

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first_imgSouth Africa can once again be proud of itself as we successfully conclude our fifth democratic elections – the first since the passing of our inspirational and much-loved former president, Nelson Mandela. The elections presented a unique opportunity for all South African citizens to play their part in the democratic process.By using their hard fought-for right to vote, they renewed their commitment to our country’s future development. Brand South Africa is grateful to each citizen for using their vote to make a difference, and for being part of this important and valued democratic process.Over 18-million people, representing 73.42% of those eligible to vote in the country, participated in the election, which was closely watched around the globe. Post-1994 South Africa has always inspired positive change throughout the world, and is of particular interest to those countries looking to achieve their own democratic freedom.IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said: “As we celebrate two decades of democracy and conclude the 2014 elections, we can affirm democracy is alive and well and thriving in our land.” This positive sentiment was echoed by IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane, who said the elections had demonstrated the same spirit the country had in 1994, something the nation should be proud of.Both the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer missions congratulated South Africa on a free, fair, transparent and credible election.Building a nationNow that the election is over and the results are known, the work of building a strong, united and competitive nation continues.The journey must ensure a country that is able to deliver on the needs and aspirations of its own citizens, is able to position itself in the global marketplace as an investment destination of choice, and remains a democratic example for others to follow.We should all, as active citizens in South Africa, now look to work together with government and the private sector to play our part in contributing to positive change that will mean a better life for all.The Play Your Part campaign was originally created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in the country, lifting the spirit of the nation as a whole by inspiring all South Africans to make a contribution in some way and to bring positive change to our society and to the lives of others.Roadmap for the futureUltimately, if we are to live up to the aspirations and values laid out by those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today, then we all need to become more involved and start making a difference, playing our part in the next phase of South Africa’s growth and development. By doing so, we will become a nation of people who care deeply not just their country, but also care for one another as individuals and for the environment in which we all live.The National Development Plan is South Africa’s widely accepted roadmap to securing the country’s economic future. It requires every citizen and stakeholder, from every sector of society, who has an interest in this exciting new future, to contribute towards building a prosperous nation.As the National Development Plan is now in its implementation phase, the time has never been better to have a shared strategic framework to nurture real growth and development. The National Development Plan provides a dynamic and resilient roadmap, capable of not only unlocking a brighter economic future for all citizens, but also helping to practically eliminate poverty and reduce inequality.The National Development Plan sets out ambitious goals, together with a practical framework, to address South Africa’s most pressing challenges of poverty reduction, job creation, economic growth and transformation. As the implementation process of the NDP gets fully under way, the role of the private sector and civil society in partnering with the government to achieve these goals will become increasingly more critical.By uniting all South Africans under the overarching National Development Plan framework, the combined energies of all the country’s stakeholders and citizens can help to grow a genuinely inclusive economy. We can work together to create a more globally competitive environment, build the necessary human capital and capabilities required for this new and shared economic future, and meaningfully solve the complex problems that we are facing today and in the future.Every citizen from every walk of life can make a difference by playing their part in whatever small way, and contribute to the building of a strong, vibrant and competitive South Africa for the future. Having made our votes count, let us now make our individual efforts count in building a great nation together.Matola is the chief executive of Brand South AfricaFor more information on Play Your Part, see www.playyourpart.co.zaTo read more about South Africa’s National Development Plan, see www.southafrica.infolast_img read more