RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSGAA results Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Wins for Laois Masters, Arles-Killeen and all Saturday’s GAA results GAA Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLaois camogie get All-Ireland intermediate championship campaign off to a winning startNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, June 16, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home Sport GAA Wins for Laois Masters, Arles-Killeen and all Saturday’s GAA results SportGAA By Alan Hartnett – 15th June 2019 Facebook WhatsApp GAA It was a very busy day with county action in hurling, camogie and football along with a couple of domestic games.The Laois U-20s, senior hurlers and camogie teams all enjoyed positive results while so too did the Laois Masters teams.In their first go at Over-40s football, Laois have now won three games on the spin and are closing in on an All-Ireland championship semi final place.Following an opening round defeat to Dublin, Laois went on to defeat Westmeath and Kildare before today’s win over Mayo.With games against Clare and Tyrone to come, the Masters are really motoring.Meanwhile, there was one game of significance on the domestic front as Arles-Killeen and Killeshin met in their re-arranged Division 1B game which had been postponed on Thursday due to a bereavement.Killeen needed the win to keep pressure on Courtwood and Ballylinan who sit in the promotion places above them and they led 1-10 to 0-6 at half time with Ian Scully scoring the goal.Scully, Sean O’Shea, Conor Keightley, Brendan O’Shea and Aidan O’Rourke pointed for Killeen while Donie Brennan sealed the deal with their second goal to complete a seven point win over Killeshin which leaves them just one point clear of the drop zone – albeit they have a game on hand over Mountmellick and St Joseph’s who are directly below them.Check out all the results and links to the reports below:RESULTSJoe McDonagh Cup Round 4Laois 1-22 Westmeath 1-22 – SEE REPORT HEREAll-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Round 1Derry 0-14 Laois 1-14 – SEE REPORT HEREAndrew Corden Cup U20FL Round 5Waterford 1-7 Laois 7-14 – SEE REPORT HEREBoI Celtic Hurling Challenge “Corn William Robinson” Quarter-finalGalway Tribesmen 2-15 Laois 1-11Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1BArles-Killeen 2-16 Killeshin 0-15Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 5 Group A Round 6Mountmellick V Camross 6pmSEE ALSO – Eight Talking Points as Laois hurlers maintain unbeaten record ahead of Joe McDonagh final GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Pinterest
$35 Million to Continue Implementation of CCARP Budget 2015/2016February 20, 2015Written by: Douglas McIntosh Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Finance and Planning will continue implementation of the Caribbean Criminal Asset Recovery Programme (CCARP).Just over $35 million has been allocated for the programme in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House.The programme, which commenced in January 2013, is designed to support strengthening of the Financial Investigations Division (FID) by providing technical assistance to build their criminal assets recovery capabilities in tackling serious crimes. RelatedSignificant Economic Gains Last Year Advertisements The Ministry of Finance and Planning will continue implementation of the Caribbean Criminal Asset Recovery Programme (CCARP), for which just over $35 million has been allocated in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House.The programme, which commenced in January 2013, is designed to support strengthening of the Financial Investigations Division (FID) by providing technical assistance to build their criminal assets recovery capabilities in tackling serious crimes; and developing the capability of judiciaries in the preparation, presentation, and hearing of financial crimes.Targets envisaged include: increasing the number of cash seizure/forfeiture orders; increasing the complement of prosecutors who can present proceeds of crime cases; increased public awareness of the benefits of recovering the proceeds of crime; and enacting a model proceeds of crime legislation.Achievements up to December 2014, include: amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), including restriction on cash transactions and disposal of restrained assets; amendments to the FID Act; amendments to the Terrorism Prevention Act, which now sees the FID as the sole designated body for suspicious transactions; signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the Jamaica Customs Agency, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); advanced development of a case management system for the FID; establishment of a new conference/training facility at the FID; and renovation of new offices identified for the FID.Anticipated targets for 2015/16 include: renewal of licence for information technology (IT) system used for intelligence analysis and case management, for which $10 million is earmarked; continued efforts to support deterrence of financial crimes for which $25 million is earmarked; increased asset forfeitures and seizures; piloting of legislative changes, including rules of Court; and increased cooperation with partner agencies.The programme, which is funded by the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID), is scheduled to end in September. Related15,000 Land Titles to be Delivered Under LAMP FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedEnergy Programme To Be Boosted
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – There may be a few extra wrinkles lining his familiar face these days, his visage a bit more weathered after traveling fairways and greens under the sun for more than two decades. And recently, he may have incorporated a few new buzzwords to describe his swing, hinting at a more technical approach to a game he refined by feel for years – like a sculptor crafting a masterpiece from a single slab. But make no mistake: the youthful spirit that propelled Phil Mickelson to unprecedented heights remains alive and well. The kid who trusted his touch without hesitation, the swashbuckler who took on every challenging shot with the same confident swagger? He’s in there, too. It seemed like that persona had been in hiding over much of the last two years. But as he embarks on a new approach with a new coach, Mickelson has tapped back into those inner workings that helped guide him to the first 42 career wins. And now, heading into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am one shot off the lead, Mickelson is in prime position to record win No. 43. Granted, Mickelson’s talking points of late have become increasingly technical, making it seem as though he had all but abandoned his innate touch and feel on the course. At the CareerBuilder Challenge, where he finished T-3, he spoke of “face awareness.” During last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open it was “shot dispersions” and “divot patterns,” hardly the diction of a player directed by feel and touch. But as Lefty explained it after a 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club that followed a 68 at Spyglass Hill, the technical jargon is a necessary requirement to tap into those elusive elements as he continues the transition from Butch Harmon to Andrew Getson. “The only way to have proper feel and that slight sensitivity to get a ball to fade 5 or 6 feet, or get it to draw 4 or 5 feet, that stuff, you’ve got to be on plane,” Mickelson said. “Now that I’m starting to be back on plane, all that touch, sensitivity and feel is coming back.” That progression has been evident early this year, as Mickelson makes his fourth start in as many weeks. Outside of a poor round on the North Course at Torrey Pines that led to a missed cut, Mickelson has averaged 67.73 swipes per round in 2016. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Articles, photos and videos That includes Friday’s effort on the most remote of the three courses in rotation this week, a round that Mickelson started by playing his first 10 holes in 7 under before stumbling a bit down the stretch. “I thought I was going to shoot a lot lower than I did,” he admitted. In an era where Trackman is king, players now have instant feedback on precisely what their ball and swing are doing at any given time. Launch angles and spin rates – along with acronyms that seem better suited for baseball sabermetrics – are now commonplace on a practice range. It’s a fine line, then, for even the best players: trust the gut instinct that got you to an elite level, or buy into what the numbers say about the state of your game. It represents a battle that Mickelson has waged even this week, as his tinkering has continued despite recent strong results. He tried a new driver for his opening round at Spyglass Hill in search of extra run off the tee before quickly replacing it, and a similar experiment with a new 3-wood cost him on at least three holes during Friday’s inward nine. Justin Rose trails Mickelson by a shot through two rounds, and he knows full well the temptation to mix science with skill. For Rose, though, that inner feel remains paramount. “Basically you can have your swing looking up-and-down, but if you haven’t got the inside working well, if you’re not firing the right muscles at the right time … you can have a swing that looks pretty good on camera that kind of goes off in the wrong direction,” Rose said. “So I think that it’s more the feel and the kinetics that are the most important thing.” Mickelson can derive an extra sense of comfort amid friendly confines this week on the Monterey Peninsula. After all, he’s already won this event four times – two more than the career win total of the four names surrounding his on the leaderboard. “He seems energized, excited, talking about the game feels easy, he’s enjoying it again,” Rose said. “He seems hungry for it, so it’s great.” But while he is trending in the right direction, Mickelson hasn’t gotten over the hump in quite some time. His most recent win remains the 2013 Open Championship, a victory that most viewed more as a watershed than one final moment in the sun. When asked to evaluate the current status of his game, Mickelson paused for a moment before flashing a grin that golf fans know all too well. “It’s pretty much there,” he said. “I’m very pleased with the way I’m striking the ball, the way I’m chipping, putting, all that stuff, the way it’s coming together.” It was briefly the look of a much younger man, one who dazzled crowds for years by relying on feel that few have ever known. It was the look of a man who finally, after a pair of lean years, may have unlocked the key to his confidence. “The last piece,” he added, “is mentally performing under the clutch.” The opportunity to complete the puzzle awaits this weekend at Pebble Beach.