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GOLFER MICHAEL (78) HITS FIRST EVER HOLE-IN-ONE!

first_imgPictured is Michael Dunne from Ballaghderg, Illistrin celebrating after getting a hole in one in Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Saturday.It was his first ever hole-in-one and at age 78 makes it even all the more sweeter…well done Michael!Michael is congratulated by his playing partners Don Sheridan and Pat Bonner after his stunning effort. Michael has just returned home from a week’s holiday in Portugal, and the warm weather training has undoubtedly improved his swing. GOLFER MICHAEL (78) HITS FIRST EVER HOLE-IN-ONE! was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUBhole in oneIllistrinMichael Dunnelast_img read more

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Five Takeaways: OSU’s Offense Proves Unstoppable Against Pitt

first_img2. Justin Phillips has a nose for the footballFor the second straight week, linebacker Justin Phillips scored off an interception. And for the second straight week, it was a “lookie what I found in my hands” style pick-six.Nice play, @StoolPitt!! pic.twitter.com/i6sttBOGmV— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOKST) September 16, 2017Phillips continues to be in the right place at the right time, and he’s been as impactful as any linebacker on the team this season. With an Edison-McGruder-less, Kevin Henry-less position group Saturday, he held it down like a grown man when they needed it most. Phillips finished with four tackles and a pass breakup on top of his score, and for the third consecutive week, the defense scored a touchdown. That has to make Glenn Spencer all types of warrior-poem happy.3. Justice Hill is All-American goodLike Porter noted in his 10 thoughts from the game, Hill’s performance against USA a week ago might be the head-scratcher of the season. He looked like he was trudging through quicksand in Mobile. But that was, uh, not the case Saturday. Jump cut city was alive and thriving and boy was it a thing of beauty.Look at this!OSU finished with 104 yards on the ground, which is far from the 332 mark it opened the season with. But Hill was an elite playmaker when he had the rock which QB1 attributed to an improvement in protection this week.“We were protecting our butts and making that block for Justice [Hill] today,” Rudolph said.  “That one-two punch with J.D. [King] was something serious and it’s cool to watch.”4. OSU’s weapons are plentifulIf your palms were sweating ahead of the game when you learned Tyron Johnson wouldn’t be a part of the offensive attack at Heinz Field, you weren’t alone. Missing a playmaker of his caliber isn’t typically a good omen unless you’re Florida, in which case it wouldn’t matter anyway.But as it turns out, his absence didn’t much matter in the grand scheme for OSU either. The receivers hauled in a ludicrous 572 yards on the day and four of them went for 100+. Here’s Dillon Stoner getting loose with his first career TD reception. A second-teamer!STONER WITH THE TD pic.twitter.com/8zMG3b3D5h— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOKST) September 16, 2017McCleskey led the way with 162 yards and 3 TDs, followed closely by Washington (124), Ateman (109) and Stoner (100.) Johnson was surely licking his chops watching this one from Stillwater. It’s pretty incredible (and somewhat fortunate) that the offense didn’t seem to miss a beat without him.5. Mason Rudolph is gaining Heisman steamLast week we asked the question: Could Mason Rudolph’s Heisman campaign start any better?ANSWER: YES.It got a whole lot better after Saturday. Rudolph had just shy of 500 yards of offense, 5 TDs, and one Heisman-esque moment with this slip and sling TD to Marcell Ateman.Mason Rudolph ??? pic.twitter.com/7K1fFZxBcq— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOKST) September 16, 2017“I think making that throw was something that worked out,” Rudolph said of his 69-yard dime. “I’ve always been one to get out of it. It’s about making it count. So that’s something I try to highlight in my offseason work, and then see it in those guys.”Big 12 play starts next Saturday inside Boone Pickens Stadium at 2:30 p.m. I think Oklahoma State is ready for the challenge.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State came out firing on all cylinders Saturday against Pitt and improved to 3-0 in non-conference play with a 59-21 win at Heinz Field.Mason Rudolph looked every bit the part of a Heisman contender, the OSU defense created more turnovers than a McDonald’s happy hour, and Justice Hill once again assumed his role as the lead back in a convincing win over the Panthers.“Obviously we had a good game today,” said Mike Gundy. “Our players were really focused and they did a really nice job in preparation. As a coach that’s so gratifying. To see guys get ready to play a game, prepare and execute.”Here are five key takeaways from OSU’s win to remain undefeated on the season.1. OSU’s offense was truly unstoppableMason Rudolph was trending nationally by the time OSU-Pitt reached the halfway mark because of his role in a record-breaking first half for the Cowboys. He tossed for 5 TDs and 423 yards in the opening 30 minutes — the most yards through the air in a half against an FBS opponent since 2013 when San Jose State’s Dave Fales passed for 451 vs. Fresno State.Rudolph found any receiver he wanted — Stoner, McCleskey, Washington, didn’t matter — as the team racked up a total 676 yards of offense.Through 7 first half drives, the offense was averaging 7 points per drive. Everything was so good high fives were being distributed like hot cakes in the press box.Lost in all this is that the high-flying offense has seen a very small sliver of Rudolph late in games. According to Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World, Rudolph has only played in 8.5 quarters of a possible 12 this season due to blowouts. But when he’s in the game …With the first-team offense on the field, #OKState scored 49 points on 50 plays.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 16, 2017last_img read more

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PM Reiterates Urgency of Pension Reform

first_imgPrime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says, urgency must be placed on settling the issue of public- sector pension reform. Acknowledging concerns expressed by trade unions relating to the five per cent increase in contributions by workers, Mr. Holness noted that failure to reform pensions will result in a “major crisis on our hands”.“I cannot over emphasise that point. In 1990, the pension bill of the Government was 0.4 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Today, it has more than quadrupled. It is now two per cent of GDP,” he said.The Prime Minister was addressing delegates in the public session of the Triennial General Assembly, of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), at the Wolmer’s High School for Boys, in Kingston, on July 15.It was held under the theme, “New world of Work…New Type of Representation”.Mr. Holness informed that the government must find a costly $34.5 billion to meet pension expenses and reiterated the need to pass the Pensions (Public Service) Act of 2017 and the Constitution (Amendment) (Established Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act 2017.“The pension bill is growing…It is absolutely important that we get the Bills passed. The end result will be to the benefit of you the workers and the country,” he said.The Bills, which have already been passed by the House of Representatives earlier in the year, are now before the Senate.In addressing other issues, Mr. Holness pointed out that trade unions will have a critical role to play in the government’s process of divesting state assets. “Once we start to shift assets over to the private sector…the unions have to be vigilant to ensure that the best deals are struck for the workers,” Mr. Holness said.Meanwhile, Chief Technical Director in the Labour and Social Security Ministry, Damion Cox, who read remarks on behalf of the Minister Hon. Shahine Robinson said, the BITU must continue to advance the decent work agenda, with emphasis placed on social justice, equality, fairness and security in the work place.A charge was also given for the BITU to not only defend those who are members and in the formal sector, but to consider the interests of the non-union members and those in the informal sector, who conservatively account for 40 per cent of GDP. For his part, BITU President, Senator Kavan Gayle said the new world of work is being defined in relation to globalisation, technologically-led innovation, economic policies and the competitive nature of businesses, which “drastically transforms jobs and the labour market”.Mr. Gayle noted in that regard, the BITU and other trade union movements must be innovative and forward thinking in the way workers rights are defended and protected.During the public session of the Assembly, a number of resolutions were passed including those relating to gender equality, housing solutions and pensions for hotel workers.last_img read more

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Culinary Arts Festival and Competition to be Revived

first_img Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says plans are in place to revive the country’s Culinary Arts Festival and Competition beginning next year. Introduced during the 1970s, the festival, which showcased the island’s rich culinary food and delights, was later discontinued after having been staged for a number of years. “It will now be resuscitated and have pride of place. It will include hoteliers and other Jamaicans from all walks of life. We’ll also be going into the villages. Through this effort, we’ll re-establish the cottage industry with Jamaican foods and treats,” she said. Story Highlights Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says plans are in place to revive the country’s Culinary Arts Festival and Competition beginning next year.Introduced during the 1970s, the festival, which showcased the island’s rich culinary food and delights, was later discontinued after having been staged for a number of years.“It will now be resuscitated and have pride of place. It will include hoteliers and other Jamaicans from all walks of life. We’ll also be going into the villages. Through this effort, we’ll re-establish the cottage industry with Jamaican foods and treats,” she said.The Minister was speaking at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Culinary Expo held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on August 2.Additionally, Ms. Grange said there are plans to have the festival “institutionalised, so that it can be sustained,” and has asked Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, to commit budgetary support in this regard.The JCDC’s Culinary Arts Specialist, Dr. Pamella Powell, welcomed the festival’s resuscitation, describing the move by the Culture Minister “as a great thing to revive”.Meanwhile, Ms. Grange urged the protection of certain “works (of food) and final product on display,” which can be classified as intellectual property.“Far too often, we see food shows on networks that have creations that are distinctively Jamaican, but other nations take credit. They cleverly use the term, ‘Jamaican-style jerk, juices and pastries’, with none of the input or labour being Jamaican.We have to protect them,” Ms. Grange emphasised.Turning to other matters, the Minister said plans exist to have reggae music inscribed and protected as an “intangible cultural heritage” with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).The aim of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage is to ensure those included on the list are better protected and to bring awareness of their significance worldwide.It is expected that in November, the country will know whether it is successful in its efforts to have reggae music on the list of intangible cultural heritage.The Minister added that a submission to UNESCO will also be made to include “our food, as these strides will protect the local economy and small players”.For his part, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, noted that 40 per cent of the expenditure of visitors to the island last year was spent on food experiences.He said that Jamaica has now established itself as the premier gastronomy destination of the Caribbean, after having been the only country in the region last year to have an exposition “which the United Nations World Tourism Organization calls the Gastronomy Prototype”.Mr. Bartlett noted that it has become necessary to train and build up the professionalism of those in the culinary profession, especially chefs, through the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation, which graduated 150 participants a few months ago.These graduates received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification and American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) designation.“We want to give them certification, so that…we won’t have to be importing chefs from across the world, because we will be producing our own in Jamaica,” he said.During the expo, patrons toured several booths and sampled a number of local cuisines from hotels as well as the HEART Trust/NTA. The JCDC’s 55th anniversary cake was also cut.last_img read more

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