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It’s mission accomplished again for the Fort St. John LDB store, as it sold its full compliment of 24 hundred Christmas charity teddy bears this year, setting another provincial record.For each bear sold the provincial Liquor Distribution Branch supplies another bear for local area charitable donation.In addition, store manager Warren Mears expects four to five hundred of the purchased bears will be returned to be added too the charity disbribution supply.- Advertisement -The local outlet broke the sales record it established at 2 thousand 36 bears last year and it’s believed local sales were more than five hundred, ahead of any other outlet in the province.Mr. Mears is again encouraging any local charity groups, which would like to be beneficiaries of the program to call 250-787-3405.
Koeman has “just signed a contract which ties him to Oranje with immediate effect up to and including the 2022 World Cup” in Qatar, it added.Nic-Jan Hoogma, currently with Heracles, was also named a top sports director by the KNVB.The new chance for glory for 54-year-old Koeman, comes after he was sacked by Premier League team Everton in October following a string of defeats which saw the Toffees fall into the relegation zone.Koeman takes up the national reins at the Netherlands from Dick Advocaat, who had been one in a raft of unsuccessful appointments for the Oranje since 2014.Advocaat arrived in May for a third stint as national coach, but stepped down seven months later after failing to steer the struggling European heavyweights into the World Cup finals in Russia.It was a massive humiliation for the football-mad Dutch, causing much soul-searching, and an added blow to national pride after the team also missed Euro 2016.For Koeman, the return home sees him come full circle, back to the nation where he first laced up football boots.He had already been earmarked in 2014 to replace Louis van Gaal, who left to join Manchester United after taking the Dutch squad to third place in the World Cup in Brazil.Instead, the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) appointed another stalwart Guus Hiddink, who was then replaced by Danny Blind, followed by Advocaat — all in just over three-and-a-half years.During that time the national team slumped from one disappointment to another.An attack-minded central defender, Koeman picked up 78 Dutch caps as a player between 1982-94, scoring 14 goals. He represented his country in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, and helped his team to victory for the first time in the 1988 UEFA European championships.– Football in the genes –Tuesday’s announcement marks Koeman’s 10th managerial post since starting his coaching career at Vitesse in 2000, having already served as Hiddink’s assistant with the Dutch national team at the 1998 World Cup.He was also an assistant coach to Van Gaal.The younger brother of former international team-mate Erwin Koeman, and the son of ex-Dutch international Martin Koeman, he made his debut at 17 playing for FC Groningen in 1980.He later transferred to Ajax, where he became known for his powerful right-foot. Stints at other Dutch clubs followed including PSV Eindhoven as well as Feyenoord.In between, he played as part of the so-called “Dream Team” at Barcelona from 1990-1995 scoring the winning goal in the 1992 Champions League final.“Koeman’s sacking at Everton came as a gift from heaven for the KNVB,” the popular De Telegraaf said.Ronald Koeman played for the Netherlands at two World Cups and scored a crucial penalty against West Germany in the semis of the 1988 Euros and started as the Dutch beat the Soviet Union in the final © ANP/AFP/File / STAFFBut a tough baptism awaits, with friendlies lined up against two teams heading to the World Cup: England on March 23 in Amsterdam, and Portugal three days later.The Dutch will then face world champions Germany and France in the new UEFA Nations League in September and October.Koeman will be carrying a nation’s hopes that he can turn their football fortunes around.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thirty years after playing on the Dutch team that won the Euros, Ronald Koeman has returned as manager of a struggling team © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLZEIST, Netherlands, Feb 6 – Dutch former star player Ronald Koeman was Tuesday anointed coach of the national team, given the Herculean task of restoring the country’s pride after a series of humiliating defeats.The Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) said in a statement that it had “reached an agreement with Ronald Koeman over his appointment as the Dutch national coach.”
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CELTIC and Ireland goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner was back on home turf today – to help boost tourism in Donegal.Packie was filiming at Finn Park today as part of The Gathering.“Donegal is my home county and is a very special place in my heart and no matter where I go I always think about home,” said Packie. “I’m delighted that I can support The Gathering. This year is going to be a great year for people to come home to Donegal.”Said Finn Harps secretary John Campbell: “Harps are delighted that Packie was here we look forward to seeing the film he is making.“Packie was superb. He took time to meet both the Harps and Waterford Under 19 teams who were playing in the Elite Under 19 National League.”It was a good day for Harps – they beat Waterford 2-1. HOW PACKIE BONNER IS HELPING DONEGAL TOURISM THROUGH ‘THE GATHERING’ FILM was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:finn harpsHOW PACKIE BONNER IS HELPING DONEGAL TOURISM THROUGH ‘THE GATHERING’ FILM
Was an honour to represent my country at the world cup. The squad we have is a great bunch of lads who are willing to learn and give everything and we can hold our heads high. Thank you to everyone who supported our journey 👏🏾 we dont stop here! ⬆ #ThreeLions 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/QuZ6XOmgOj— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 11, 2018 1 Devastated England players thank Three Lions fans for their support after Wednesday’s semi-final defeat Absolutely devastated that our journey is over! We enjoyed every moment as a nation, I’d like to thank all the staff and fans for being behind us. It has been an honour to be a part of this special team. We will be back stronger 💔🏴 pic.twitter.com/LErwj4QqZm— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) July 11, 2018 Devastated. Absolutely gutted. Thanks to the fans for your incredible support. 🏴🦁❤️ pic.twitter.com/8fiWVdXrAY— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) July 11, 2018 Really tough right now but this team’s special.. we’ll be back. Hopefully this is the start of the future 🏴 #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/uqiK8GFN9S— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 11, 2018 What a World Cup it has been and what an opportunity we had to make history, but it just wasn’t to be as Croatia stunned Gareth Southgate’s men in extra-time to win 2-1 and book their place in the final against France.It shouldn’t be all doom and gloom – the boys did us proud in Russia.They’ve exceeded expectations massively – we made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup! The tournament ends on Sunday and until last night we were still in it!And just think, as gutted as we all feel this gloomy Thursday morning – have a thought about how devastated the players must be.They gave everything against Croatia. They put their bodies – and in Kyle Walker’s case, his balls – on the line for their country and they have laid an incredible foundation for the future.And it appears, despite how gutted they are about their exit, our lionhearted stars are proud of their incredible journey.See how the England players reacted to last night’s defeat below… Gutted, absolutely gutted.The summer heatwave is over and a glum mist has descended on the country, quite fitting really, as it wakes up after the Three Lions’ heartbreaking World Cup exit. We might live in a time where sometimes it’s easier to be negative than positive, or to divide than to unite, but England: let’s keep this unity alive. I love you.— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 12, 2018 “I’m proud of all the players and all of the staff because I know they couldn’t have given any more.” 👏Gareth Southgate spoke to @talkSPORT after England’s agonising #WorldCup semi-final defeathttps://t.co/A0U3Wl3KM8— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 It hurts a lot. It will hurt for a while. We can be proud and we’ll be back. Thanks for all your support. #ThreeLions #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/mJKOWtAOlK— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 11, 2018 “This will hurt for a while” 😢 💔#ENG captain Harry Kane spoke to @talkSPORT after the #ThreeLions heartbreaking #WorldCup exitYou did us proud, lads! 👏https://t.co/DS5e7M321J— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 12, 2018 “We’re all sitting in there devastated which is rightly so but we’re all proud”@England’s @trippier2 speaks to @gabrielclarke05 post match pic.twitter.com/eA2Wyp8HpR— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 11, 2018 I’m still heartbroken and never felt so gutted. But there’s something I want to say. This past month, I’ve seen videos going around, photos been sent to me. That felt so good for us here in Russia, and united us more and more, just like it did in our country. pic.twitter.com/6pY10XaXZq— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 12, 2018 “We needed the next goal to kill off the tie.”– @JPickford1 spoke to @gabrielclarke05 after @England’s defeat to Croatia pic.twitter.com/QuOJ5Z4D0k— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 11, 2018 Devastated to not be coming back here for the final on Sunday but this is just the beginning for this squad! To each and every @England fan, the support has been incredible and we can’t thank you enough! #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/BvKvO9AWVL— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) July 11, 2018 “We gave everything, we defended with our lives, unfortunately it wasn’t enough.”– @JHenderson spoke to @gabrielclarke05 after @England’s exit from the #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/qtN2grj1Xk— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 11, 2018
SOCCER star Shay Given has spoken about the heartache of losing his friend Gary Speed and how he has told his devastated family about how he coped at losing his mum when he was just five.The Donegal man said he wanted to speak just once about it – but did not want to do so again as he didn’t want to upset Speed’s family including widow Louise and sons Eddie (14) and Tommy (13).“The last thing I want to do is cause upset,” Given told today’s Irish Times. “I want to say something and I’ve been asked a lot about it. I want to remember Gary, speak of him as a friend. I don’t want to repeat the other great tributes that people have paid. But they’re true. Gary was a natural. I am proud to call him a friend.I’ll do it this once. I won’t go on.”Shay says he thought the match for Aston Villa against Swansea was going to be called off as a mark of respect when news broke of Speed’s death a few weeks ago.“We were told to keep getting ready but that it was going to be called off,” he said.“But then it was definitely on. So you’re up and down. I was trying to get my head around it and I was all right in the warm-up. “But then there was the minute’s silence, or the applause it turned in to, and the man on the microphone started speaking about Gary. Dunney and James Collins had their arms around me just keeping me up.“I was just trying . . . But you can’t help how you’re feeling . . . Just devastating . . . It sunk in then.“But then we had a game to play. I had to try to keep my eyes clear. Maybe I’d have been better heaving in my hotel room. It’s tough. It’s shock. The tears just come. You can’t keep it in.“When Alan had called and spoken, he was kind of shaken as he spoke. I was shaking as I heard. It’s disbelief. Are you sure this is true?“But Gary’s best friend John (Ratcliffe) had called and it was true. This was about 20 minutes before the team meeting. I had to tell the gaffer (Alex McLeish) and he was shaken once he heard. I don’t know what he said at the meeting, I was in a daze.” Distressing pictures of Shay crying before that game were flashed around the world. Shay said he thought of Speed’s boys and said: “You’ve got to keep living.”“It’s tough,” Given said. “It’s hard for the boys, so hard. I’ll miss Gary but you can’t put into words how much they’ll miss him, how they’re going to cope. I don’t know what to say.“You can say ‘everything’s going to be all right’, but they are going to have bad days. There’s no magic wand. Everything’s changed. I’ve told the boys about my mother. I lost her when I was five. I know how much it hurts. It’s hard even getting the words out.“There are going to be tough months and years ahead but they need to know there’s support from relatives and friends. “You just try to help because you never get over things like this; you’ve got to learn to live with it. You never get over losing your Mum at five years of age. It’s something my brothers, sisters and myself have had to live with.“We have had to get on with our lives as best we can. Obviously we’d love our Mum to be here. It’s not going to change. We’d love Gary to be here, to pick up the phone to him now. It’s not going to be. We’ll always miss him. But you’ve got to learn, you’ve got to keep living.”You can read the rest of Shay’s emotional and uplifting interview in today’s Irish Times here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/1231/1224309674848.html.SHAY SPEAKS OF PERSONAL HEARTBREAK OVER DEATH OF PAL GARY SPEED was last modified: December 31st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Gary SpeedShay Given
Donegal’s Neil McGee just can’t pin-point where Donegal went wrong in Sunday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. The Ulster champions were defeated by Kerry after a tense and rigid All-Ireland final.Donegal didn’t get anywhere close to the levels of performance they displayed in the All-Ireland semi-final when they beat the hotly tipped Dublin by six points. McGee told The Irish News, “I suppose we didn’t really reflect much yet, it will probably be worse now in a couple of weeks time when you’re sitting in the house on your own, especially when we didn’t perform.“Jim said before the game, regardless of the result, leave it all out there on the pitch.“We just did not perform on the day. It was just one of those days.“You can’t say that they were the hungrier team or that we were hungrier. It’s just that they got things right. It’s hard to put the finger on it. McGee won’t have much time to lick his wounds, he’ll be back in club action this weekend as the Donegal SFC finally starts.It was postponed until Donegal’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ended.McGee will be joined by his brother Eamon and Odhran MacNiallais as Gaoth Dobhair face Killybegs on Saturday evening. MCGEE ABSOLUTELY GUTTED AT ALL-IRELAND FINAL LOSS was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalneil mcgeenewsSport
Fulham boss Kit Symons believes the next four matches could determine whether his side achieve mid-table security or be involved in a relegation scrap.The Whites suffered their third defeat in four league games on Saturday when they were beaten by Ipswich, leaving them only five points clear of the drop zone.They travel to fellow strugglers Millwall next Saturday before games against promotion-chasing Wolves, Derby and Watford.And Symons believes the league table in a few weeks’ time will give a clearer picture.He said: “It’s very tight, without a doubt. To stay away from it, it’s all leading into the next three or four results really. Things could happen very quickly.“If you get a few positive results, you’re mid-table but a couple of poor results and you’re right in it.“Confidence is a massive thing in football. Sometimes all it can take is a scrappy goal off someone’s backside to win a game and it’s amazing how the belief can start to soar again then.“I don’t care how the next win comes but I want it sooner rather than later.”Symons also admitted the timing of Ipswich’s two goals left his team with a mountain to climb, with Ross McCormack’s strike proving only a consolation.He said: “Conceding the goals when we did – the first five minutes and last minute of the first half – we’re always giving ourselves a lot to do.“In the second half I thought we showed a lot of endeavour, people dug in and battled but maybe lacked that little bit of composure.“We got ourselves back into the game with a slightly fortuitous goal but didn’t quite have enough to get something out of it.”See also:Murphy’s double enough to beat FulhamFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookj
A magnificent sunset from the Buffalo Ridge pool deck. Africa’s famous Big Five are a highlight at Buffalo Ridge.(Image: Madikwe Collection) MEDIA CONTACTS • Theresa GibbonPR, the Madikwe Collection+27 82 820 8437 RELATED ARTICLES • Game park facelift to boost tourism • Get close to the wild at Mosetlha • Tourism to cash in on 2010 boom • Kruger’s animal populations growing • Saving the land with ecotourismChris ThurmanSituated in the expansive Madikwe game reserve, just three hours north-west of Johannesburg, Buffalo Ridge is a luxurious lodge that can accommodate up to 16 guests – but what sets it apart from other five star lodges is that it is owned entirely by the Balete people of Lekgophung, who live near the Botswana border.For many high end leisure travellers to or in South Africa, the phrases “community-owned” and “community-run” have been known to set red lights flashing and alarm bells ringing.A brief township tour, the novelty of an overnight stay in a rural B&B or the quaint produce on offer at a craft market add to the experience – but if you want to travel in style, stay in luxury and enjoy the best of the best, private commercial service providers are a safer bet.That, at least, is the orthodox, albeit unspoken wisdom in the tourism industry.It speaks to various assumptions about what is meant by experiencing a country. For people from Western countries travelling in the developing world, this leaves two implicit options: either you can really interact with the citizens and try to live as the locals do – which equates to slumming it – or you can enjoy your creature comforts, in which case you’ll be prevented from engaging with their authentic way of life.In mixed economies such as South Africa, affluent domestic tourists who want to see other parts of their own country seem to face the same dilemma. Those with the means to travel from, say, Cape Town or Johannesburg and spend a holiday in a game reserve are no more likely to have substantial contact with their poorer compatriots than visitors from England, America, Germany or Japan.Coommunity upliftment – not just a clichéWhile there is general consensus over the need to change structural inequalities in South African society – “empowerment” and “upliftment” have become clichéd words – attempts to restore both dignity and economic muscle to historically disenfranchised communities have met with mixed success.Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that describing an enterprise as community-owned and community-run often results in raised eyebrows and dubious expressions, and that it can be, to put it bluntly, a turn-off for prospective customers.There is a cure for such scepticism, however: Buffalo Ridge. Each of the lodge’s eight chalets is beautifully appointed, and the main building commands a staggering view over the Madikwe plains. The lodge boasts all of the perks one might expect of a five star bush establishment: private game drives, plenty of good food and wine, effusive warmth from the staff.Buffalo Ridge was the first such establishment to be entirely community owned, and although it is no longer unique, it is still highly unusual. Buffalo Ridge is leased to and managed by the Madikwe Collection, a portfolio of lodges spread across the 75 000ha reserve. Madikwe Collection founders Carl Trieloff and William Stephens have demonstrated both financial and ecological savvy in expanding the company.In addition to Buffalo Ridge, the collection includes another wholly community-owned establishment, Thakadu River Camp, and private investors and communal owners alike follow the environmental models that have been applied throughout the reserve. The story of Madikwe, like so many of South Africa’s game parks, is one of patient and passionate implementation of conservation programmes.Through the decades-long Operation Phoenix, the area was restored from over-grazed cattle farming terrain to a self-sustaining wilderness area. Combining the twin appeals of being malaria-free and offering Big Five game viewing, Madikwe is a highly prized destination for those who can afford it.Certainly, a stay there is not cheap.Supporting fair trade in tourismBut patrons of Buffalo Hills, Thakadu River Camp and Tuningi Safari Lodge – which has also been certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) – are reassured that the money they spend will have a positive ripple effect in the local economy.And, in the case of the Balete of Buffalo Ridge, that doesn’t mean only a few individuals; it means training and employment for dozens of staff at the lodge and, equally importantly, it means the development of infrastructure in Lekgophung and surrounds.FTTSA stipulates that certified businesses meet the following criteria: fair wages and working conditions; fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits; ethical business practice; and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.While this doesn’t seem to be the kind of thing one associates with the excitement of game drives, the luxury of lazing by a pool overlooking pristine bushveld, or the privilege of drinking and dining under starry skies, it is possible for tourists to be self-indulgent and to support community development at the same time.