Camogie President hails inclusion of sport in Feile na nGael

first_imgCamogie Association President Catherine Neary made her comments as the countdown to this year’s event in Tipperary and Waterford continues.Hundreds of U14 hurling, handball and camogie players will be coming to both counties for the event, which takes place between the 17th and 19th of this month.Catherine says the benefits for those that take part will be huge.last_img

Valencia moves to revamp its autonomous gambling code

first_imgShare Submit Related Articles Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Valencia becomes the latest Spanish autonomous region to update its laws governing gambling establishments operating within its municipality.Concluding its plenary session, Valencia’s municipal government ‘Generalitat Valenciana‘ confirmed that it had given approval to drafting the ‘Ley del Juego’ bill, moving to establish measures preventing minors from accessing gambling halls and implementing further support programs tackling problem gambling.In its mandate, the council underlines that Valencia requires a comprehensive makeover of its gambling code, which has not been updated since 1988.Furthermore, Valencia’s municipal government seeks to develop a ‘single regulatory text’ updating legal and fiscal requirements for gambling venues, which must ‘adapt to new social, economic and technological realities’.Laws related to operating land-based gambling venues are sanctioned by the regional governments of Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities, who determine individual standards and business requirements.Moving to revamp its gambling frameworks, Valencia will seek to establish tougher ‘street-level controls’ supervising public access to licensed gambling venues.In turn, the Valencian government will significantly increase penalties on venues that do not undertake age verifications or background-check vulnerable customers against its municipal self-exclusion registry.Further controls will see Valencia ban the ‘cashing of prizes in bars’, limiting the services of licensed gambling venues, with the regional government further confirming that it will reclassify the authorisation of which premises can operate ‘type-b’ fruit machines.Scrutiny of gambling establishments has intensified across Spain this 2019, with the governments of Madrid and Euskadi revising laws on gambling premises, customer verification and marketing of services.Last week, Barcelona’s city council confirmed that it would not allow for any more gambling expansions for a period of one year, supporting the city’s addiction treatment networks.last_img read more

Asante Kotoko show gratitude for unwavering support

first_imgManagers of Kotoko have expressed their gratitude to the teeming supporters of the club for their unwavering backing in recent weeks. They say efforts by ordinary fans including notable personalities have tremendously contributed to the team’s rising performance adding that, those efforts needed to be appreciated.“Our first appreciation goes to the Life Patron and Owner of the Club, His Royal Majesty, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his unflinching support, wisdom and inspiration” said a press release dated May 4, 2016 and signed by General Manager, Opoku Nti.The press release stated that, the Asantehene’s motivation has seen the club moving from the lower ranks of the league with the objective of getting to its top ranks. It said the role played by the Greater Accra Regional Circles Council (GARCC) whose backing was massive at the Accra Sports Stadium where Kotoko beat Hearts 1-0 deserved to be commended.“We furthermore acknowledge fans of the club, especially the Greater Accra Circles Council whose backing at the Accra Sports Stadium has provided the club the invincibility which baffles our foes”. The release also singled out some past Kotoko managers and players for praise.“Also to former players, former management and board members like Herbert Mensah, Kennedy Agyepong, Bernard Xiel, Wilberforce Mfum, Dogo Moro, Malik Jabir and Ibrahim Sunday; your support did the trick. Three of our benefactors, Christopher Denenya; Alhaji Salamy Amadu and Christopher Opoku who showed unwavering financial commitment to winning the match last Sunday” are additionally being applauded.  The club’s managers finally thanked the technical team and the players for their hard work. “The technical team and the players who are the main actors cannot be forgotten in this regard” said the release as it urged fans to continue throwing their weight behind the team.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

A day of prayer, any which way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUnlike the Valley Interfaith Council’s panel discussions on spiritual practices, a question-and-answer opportunity won’t be part of the prayer program. Instead, one of the 90-minute event’s goals will be to create an oasis of peace. An annual day of prayer was created by proclamation of the Continental Congress in 1775; in 1952, Congress established a National Day of Prayer. In 1988, President Reagan permanently set the observance for the first Thursday of every May. “Prayer is the act and art of listening to the sacred, divine or God. It has something of value to offer us,” said the Rev. John Capellaro of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, where this year’s program will be held. “I think prayer is not speaking but listening. Prayer can be life-giving and where we become better people.” Downs said National Day of Prayer events might raise concerns about the use of a public facility for a religious event. But as a member of the local chapter of Separation of Church and State, he dedicates his prayer on this annual event to “loving my neighbor as myself.” “If you’ve felt a bit uncomfortable with some of the divisive comments reported in the news lately from some religious leaders,” Downs said, “then this interfaith gathering will be more to your liking.” STUDIO CITY – Whether you simply fold your hands to pray or use a tingsha, singing bowl, rosary, siddur, azan clock, mala, sage prayer stick, icon or mantra, the Valley Interfaith Council is inviting community involvement in its seventh annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer on Thursday evening. “Valley Interfaith Council has always stressed interfaith and getting together. This event will be inclusive of many religious viewpoints,” said program organizer Bill Downs. “Everyone has something uplifting to share at our evening.” The program will include speakers from various faiths who will discuss their prayer traditions and share one or two prayers. When a parishioner asks Capellaro about prayer or how to pray, he said he asks them what is important in their life? What a new mom needs from prayer, he said, is going to be different from the needs of a 75-year-old man. Capellaro suggests introducing prayer into one’s daily life in simple ways, such as by saying a blessing at the dinner table or reading a daily devotional. His church offers two opportunities each week to join a “centering prayer” group. “(Participants) are given the `permission to be silent’ for a half-hour,” Capellaro said. “Community prayer experience can be very powerful.” “Interfaith Day of Prayer,” 7-9 p.m. Thursday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3001, or see www.vic-la.org. holly.andres@dailynews.com (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img