Tranmere Rovers praise contribution of Indonesian partners during ‘Not End of Season Awards’

first_imgThe group has made investments into the club since last year and has planned a series of projects together, starting with improving the club’s pitch.The club uses its annual “The Not End of Season Awards” to boost morale and acknowledge those who have made special contributions during the season.Usually, the event is held at Prenton Park stadium, but this year it was held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by broadcaster and former player Ray Stubbs, five awards were given on the night: player of the season, young player of the season, goal of the season, player’s player of the season and the Normal Wilson award, which is dedicated to a friend of the club who made a huge contribution.Club striker Kieron Morris, who was given a two-year contract mid last year, won the 2019-2020 player of the season award for the consistency with which he demonstrated his skills and made contributions on the pitch.  Read also: Tranmere Rovers soccer club sees light at end of tunnel in COVID-19 pandemicMidfielder Corey Blackett-Taylor won the young player of the season award. Blackett-Taylor, who joined Tranmere in June last year, has made 35 appearances for his new club. His shooting accuracy, passing ability and skill in penetrating deep behind the enemy’s line have shown that Blackett-Taylor is not only a promising player but will play bigger roles in the future.Another midfielder, Olliver Ian Banks, won goal of the season for a miraculous goal he scored against Peterborough United. Banks expressed appreciation for the award and said, “It was definitely one of my favorite goals.”Veteran Liam Ridehelgh won the players’ player award for consistently delivering across his 200 appearances with the club.Club vice chairman Nikola Palios also announced Janice Monty, who has helped the club organize its community programs, including during the pandemic, as the winner of the unsung hero of the year award.Topics : English League One soccer club Tranmere Rovers praised the commitment of its Indonesian partners, the Santini Group, by giving them an award during its annual “The Not End of Season Awards” that was aired on the club’s YouTube channel on Saturday.Club chairman Mark Palios gave the Santini Group the Normal Wilson award in recognition of its significant role in helping the club get back on its feet again after experiencing a period of financial turbulence.“Luki and Wandi, our Indonesian partners, came forward when we had problems with the pitch. They agreed to make an investment to improve the pitch,” Palios said. He also expressed appreciation for the investor’s commitment to carrying out its plan despite the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.Lukito Wanandi, director of both the club and the Santini Group, said he was surprised to be given the award and said it was an opportunity to show that the group was committed to the club.Read also: Indonesian tycoon-owned Tranmere Rovers asks top contractor to fix stadium’s surface“The Santini Group wants to contribute to the club to improve the pitch despite the current turmoil. We are looking forward to seeing the new pitch and meeting with fans as soon as we are allowed to travel,” Lukito said.last_img read more

Jim Hughes

first_imgMany of you knew Jim Hughes.  As you probably know, he passed away suddenly last week.  Jim was a long-time teacher and coach at Brookville and Franklin County High Schools.Jim is best known for his years as the baseball coach.  In fact, he is a member of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.  Hughes also coached basketball, cross country, and golf.  Jim’s teams were fierce competitors and were very successful.  Baseball coaches in the area know about his meticulous preparation of the baseball park for each game.I consider Jim as a friend and competitor from his coaching years.  He will be sadly missed in the Wildcat Community.last_img

Quarter finals continue at UK Snooker Championship

first_imgThis afternoon at one Marco Fu plays Liang Wenbo and Neil Robertson takes on John HigginsThis evening Matthew Selt meets Mark Selby and David Grace takes on Martin Gould.last_img

Rain delays US Open

first_imgThey’re playing catch-up at Flushing Meadow today, after rain scuppered most of yesterday’s play on the outside courts.Roger Federer has survived a scare to remain in the hunt for his third Grand Slam title of the year.The 36 year old struggled to beat American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the U-S Open in New York. Federer came from behind to win the match in the deciding set.Rafael Nadal eased into the second round with a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic.Defending champion Angelique Kerber has crashed out of the Women’s Singles.The German was beaten in straight sets by 19 year old Naomi Osaka of Japan.Maria Sharapova is due back in action today.The Russian faces the world number 59 Timea Babos. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Tuesday February 19th “The Midday Report”

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Alfalit Liberia Shares Independence Gifts to WIPNET Chapters

first_imgWIPNET Gbarnga Women Celebrate receiving Alflait Independence Day GiftAs part of Alfalit’s International Liberia’s activities in observance of the country’s 171st Independence Anniversary, the organization has donated 25Kg bags of rice and assorted food items to over 800 women, who are from the  Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET) residing in five of the 15 counties.Many of the women, who benefited from Alfalit’s gesture, were in the age range of 50 and living in “extreme poverty.”On the distribution list, women from Montserrado County received 313 bags of rice; Bomi County, 100 bags; Grand Bassa County, 50 bags; Bong County, 294 bags; and Margibi County, 40 bags. Other items donated included gallons of vegetable oil, onions and beans.This year’s donation, which is the largest of Alfalit’s goodwill gesture, is carried out twice a year — during the festive season of July 26, Liberia’s Independence Day, and in December during the Christmas season.Reverend Emmanuel Giddings, Alfalit-Liberia Country Director, said that the donation is meant to help the women, especially those residing in poverty stricken communities, to sustain their families during the Independence Day celebrations.“Festive days are times for all people to be happy and not time for one to sit and worry about what to eat or wear. So this donation can help.  Our work is not to distribute food to people, but to teach them to read and write, but we are doing this to make you happy this July 26.  The donation to WIPNET is part of Alfalit’s corporate social responsibility and continuous support to WIPNET as well as to poor and underprivileged women.“Although the country is now peaceful and people are moving on with their lives, Alfalit International Liberia still appreciates the role of the WIPNET Women in helping to restore peace to Liberia during the civil war, and we feel by doing this is just to show them that we have not forgotten them,” Marie Morris, Alfalit Field Monitor, said at the start of the donation in Kakata, Margibi County, and Gbarnga, Bong County.Receiving the donation in Gbarnga, Bong County, WIPNET County Coordinator, Cerue Lyeah, thanked Alfalit International for the donation and described the gesture as timely and life-saving.“I want to be so grateful to Alfalit International for this timely donation which will indeed sustain their homes for a month. You’ve just saved us during this difficult economic time. We will never forget what Alfalit has done for our women today,” Madam Lyeah added.She further appreciated Alfalit International for teaching the women to read and write over the years, something she said has brought great changes in the lives of the women under the peace hut.“Because of Alfalit, most of the women can now read, write and sign their own names; they are no longer using their thumbs to sign,” the Gbarnga WIPNET coordinator said.In all the counties, towns and places visited, jubilation by the women marked the distribution, with the recipients describing the donation as timely and a great relief to them during this Independence Day celebration week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Malmo 2-0 Celtic: Hoops miss out on Champions League group stage for second successive season

first_imgCeltic crashed out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage for the second successive season after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Swedish side Malmo.Markus Rosenberg put Malmo ahead on away goals after their vital injury-time goal at Celtic Park last week.Felipe Carvalho doubled the lead on the night in what was a deserved victory against a nervous-looking Celtic.The game began at a blistering pace with both teams looking like they would get an early goal as the first leg scorers Leigh Griffiths and Jo Inge Berget went close for Celtic and Malmo respectively.Then the hosts struck after 22 minutes as captain Rosenberg ghosted into the box to head in from a corner to put Malmo in the lead on the away goals for the first time in the tie.Frustration seemed to boil over as Griffiths could have been seen red for appearing to knee Anton Tinnerholm in the groin region after accusing the Malmo man of wasting time.Celtic’s route back into the game – and the Champions League – was controversially denied on 41 minutes when Nir Bitton was judged to have pushed a Malmo defender as he won his header to pull a goal back.Replays showed that Bitton made little contact and that the Malmo defender actually handled the ball prior to it hitting the back of the net.Craig Gordon pulled off two wonder saves to keep out Malmo after half-time, but from the resulting corner the hosts scored again with what was an exact copy of the first goal as Carvalho headed in.Ronny Deila’s men continued to look for that elusive goal but were unable to create anything clear-cut and will again have to settle for a spot in this season’s Europa League. 1 Markus Rosenberg last_img read more

Juventus ready to make £24m summer move for Chelsea midfielder

first_img1 Oscar in action for Chelsea Juventus are set to reignite their interest in Chelsea midfielder Oscar in the summer.The Old Lady expressed an interest in signing the Brazilian international in January but any attempts to make contact with the player’s representatives were quickly blocked by Chelsea.However, according to Tuttosport, Antonio Conte wants to revamp Chelsea’s midfield if he is announced as the club’s next manager and Oscar may not be included in the Italian’s future plans.Juventus are ready to fork out £24m for the 24-year-old and pounce on a period of change at Stamford Bridge.Oscar joined Chelsea from Internacional in 2012 and has won the Premier League, League Cup and the Europa League with the club.last_img


first_imgThe hugely popular Jackson’s Hotel are preparing for their one-day Wedding Fayre Extravaganza which will be held this Sunday.From 1pm – 5pm, you can come along to the Donegal wedding venue and experience its wedding offerings in their full glory.There will be two floors of wedding suppliers ready to help you come a little bit closer to planning your wedding day along with competitions and spot prizes. There will also be a live wedding band showcase and dance demonstrations for your entertainment.Meet Donegal’s leading wedding venue’s experienced team who will guide you through the hotel’s facilities where you can view the exceptional room décor and request a tour of their truly remarkable facilities.Entry to the wedding fayre at Jackson’s Hotel is free and there is ample car parking outside. There will also be complimentary refreshments as well as a warm welcome on the day.Overlooking the River Finn and Drumboe Woods, Jackson’s Hotel is superbly located as Donegal’s best wedding venue. For your special day, Jackson’s Hotel will offer you an unrivalled service, the idyllic wedding venue hosts in excess of 100 weddings a year and is a popular wedding destination for couples both home and abroad.The 70 Year history of Jackson’s Hotel is well known and it is why today the hotel is known as Donegal’s premier wedding venue.The warmth of its Irish welcome, fine wholesome food and their attention to detail will be the focus on your wedding day giving you peace of mind to enjoy a day filled with joy, laughter and many happy memories.SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OFFERJackson’s Hotel have a special offer for newly engaged couples –  stay the Sunday night for only €50 B&B plus a complimentary drink each, subject to availability on 22nd February 2015. Tel +353 (0) 74 9131021 or email to make a reservation.. Complete Wedding packages from €39. Civil ceremonies. Caters for guests from 50 -550 people . Reduced accommodation rates for guests. Personal wedding co-ordinatorwww.jacksonshotel.ieJACKSONS’ HOTEL SET FOR WEDDING FAYRE EXTRAVAGANZA was last modified: February 20th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesJackson’s Hotelnewslast_img read more