Ellie Webster has built up quite a following with her regular posts about golf on social media.However, it’s at her local club in Wiltshire where the 12-year-old is really gathering the most ‘likes’.Ellie is the latest recipient of our Hero’s Handshake award and was honoured yesterday in front of family and friends at Wrag Barn Golf Club.Throughout 2019, Ellie has helped light up the club with her winning smile and willingness to help fellow juniors.As a Girls Golf Rocks ambassador, Ellie was on hand to provide tips and encouragement for girls new to the game and attending two six-week coaching blocks set up by England Golf and the Golf Foundation.Regular posts on Instagram also charted her season on and off the course – with even the bad shots and rounds discussed and simply shrugged off as ‘par for the course.’Positive comments followed from all over England as well as America where her honest and witty posts struck a chord.Already working hard on a winter programme to help her improve on her 21 handicap, Ellie has impressed everyone at her club including Verity Manners who owns Wrag Barn GC along with her husband Tim.She admitted: “Ellie joined just over two years ago and has been a really active member of our golf community.“She is always helpful, always enthusiastic and approachable and does everything with a smile on her face.“Sometimes we are quick to slate social media, but the way Ellie uses it to promote positivity about golf shows that it can also be a very useful tool.“Ellie was on hand to help out at Girls Golf Rocks. We had around 20 girls taking part for the first time and it can be a bit daunting for them.“Ellie was there to keep them focused and hand out words of encouragement while the teaching pro carried out the sessions.“Whether or not she makes it as a pro herself, her early experiences in golf will stand her in good stead for life.“She has learned about interacting with fellow juniors, as well as men and ladies at the club who all play golf together during our golf week. She has learned the etiquette of the sport which is also useful for life skills.”Mum Tracy, dad Michael and little brother Logan were all present to see Ellie pick up her award after she finished playing in a club Texas scramble competition.They did well to keep the award a secret, but there’s no hiding from the fact young Ellie has her sights trained on a career in golf.“There’s nothing else she wants to do in life – there are no other options to even consider. She wants to be a golfer,” confirmed mum Tracy after Ali Jodiyawalla from the Young Ambassadors programme made the award presentation.“She’s played since the age of six and at 12 has a handicap of 21.“Ellie has embarked on a winter training programme including fitness work and her coach can already see that she is becoming stronger.“Ellie is quite quiet and unassuming and her involvement at the golf club has built up her confidence.“I supervise her social media access and together we have posted videos and photos and the good thing is she is not afraid to talk about her bad rounds as well as the good ones.“There’s been messages from all across the world – particularly in America. We went to Florida on holiday and started following various social media accounts of golf courses we visited.“In turn they followed Ellie and the responses have come from that source.“As a family we are so proud of her and all she is doing. This award means the world to her.” Tags: Wiltshire 25 Nov 2019 Hero’s Handshake Ellie is a social star
SUNDERLAND, England (AP):Christian Benteke scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification yesterday.The striker pounced on a flicked pass from Adam Lallana to place a low finish into the bottom corner, just 22 seconds into the second half. Benteke earned Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday, too.Liverpool climbed to seventh in the standings, tied for points (30) with Manchester United but behind their great rivals on goal difference, and five points off the top four with exactly half the season gone.Sunderland stayed next to last with their fifth straight loss in December, and fell seven points from safety as recently hired manager Sam Allardyce struggles to turn around the fortunes of the perennial relegation contenders. Sunderland’s home game against last-place Aston Villa on Saturday assumes even greater significance.It was Benteke’s sixth goal in seven career games against Sunderland – more than he has scored against any other club.”I came to Liverpool to try to score a lot of goals; I’m in good shape,” said Benteke, who has six league goals this season. “I hope I can keep it up.”
Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback After 25 straight MMA victories, including nine in UFC, Nurmagomedov (25-0) has escaped the injuries and a slew of canceled bouts that plagued chunks of his career to get a title fight in the main event of UFC 223 at Barclays Center on Saturday night.Check the card’s promotional video that played on an endless loop at the music hall and challenger Tony Ferguson is still in the highlight reel. Ferguson’s freak knee injury knocked him out of action and nearly derailed the main event of the card.But Max Holloway (19-3) stepped up on six days’ notice for what might be a better bout on Saturday.Holloway vs. Nurmagomedov. Streak vs. Streak. And this time, for the undisputed lightweight championship.“I respect him,” Nurmagomedov said. “But it’s going to be a long night.”ADVERTISEMENT Khabib Nurmamogedov, left, glances at UFC opponent and featherweight champion Max Holloway during a media opportunity, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Barclays Center in New York. Nurmamogedov faces Holloway, Saturday, April 7, in UFC 223’s lightweight championship after his scheduled opponent, interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, pulled out of the event on short notice. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Khabib Nurmagomedov put out the call to his fans in papakhas that were crammed inside an indie rock club like they were in a mosh pit buzzing for an encore.“Hey, I want to ask you guys, what time is it,” Nurmagomedov said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pacers sweep season series vs Warriors with 126-106 romp Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Holloway, winner of 12 straight UFC fights, earned some respect from UFC fans for accepting the fight on short notice. Holloway already reigns as UFC’s 145-pound champion and could become the rare two-division champ should he win the 155-belt.“Everybody keeps talking about six days’ notice,” Holloway said. “He’s taking a short-notice fight against me. How are you going to get ready in six days against me?”Holloway said he accepted the bout because he was still training and becoming a two-division champ would stamp him among UFC’s greatest fighters. Holloway hasn’t lost since August 2013, a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor.Almost every topic in UFC these days somehow comes back to McGregor.McGregor has not fought for UFC since he won the 155-pound title at UFC 205 in November 2016. McGregor last fought in a boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017.UFC President Dana White said this week that McGregor would be stripped of the title and the winner of Saturday’s bout would become the undisputed champion in the division. McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”The winner of the bout was likely to be among the top contenders for the next big-money fight with McGregor. Ferguson, still the No. 1 contender, remained in the mix.White said McGregor, UFC’s biggest box office attraction, would fight this year. Throw in the likely return of former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar, and UFC’s solution to finding a new crop of stars could instead be promoting some returning favorites.White had said he didn’t want McGregor defending belts in two divisions when he was the champ in two weight classes.Holloway said he was ready to defend at 145 and 155 pounds. 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Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’re going to hold two, we’re going to defend two,” Holloway said.White said if Holloway was willing to fight that much, than “anything is possible.”The 29-year-old Nurmagomedov (-470) opened as a heavy favorite against Holloway and knows this is finally his time to prove he’s a champion after he missed two full years of competition before April 2016 due to a persistent knee injury.“Ten years, nobody beat me,” Nurmagomedov said. “I think I deserve this.”His undefeated streak stretches to when he was just 9 and his father had him wrestle a bear . The bear was chained but the video became an MMA viral sensation and only added to his mystique.His last name is a bit of a tongue-twister (Nurm-a-go-med-ov) which it makes it easier for fans to chant “Khabib.”Nurmagomedov — who looks like “The Office” beet farmer Mose Schrute — was the only fighter in New York who skipped the open workout and instead turned the session into a Q&A with fans. He tossed T-shirts to fans asking the best questions and posed for a selfie with a kid in a papakha.One fan shouted if he would call out McGregor after the fight.“We’re going to make him a little bit humble,” Nurmagomedov said.All he has to do first is the win the fight of a lifetime. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Khabib Time!”The fans then chanted for a sustained period, “Khabib! Khabib! 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United States Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Madam Sheila Paskman, has challenged young people to take on leadership roles in their various institutions and communities.Mrs. Paskman made the statement when she spoke at the African Youth Development Forum, organized by Transformation International and the UNESCO Center for Peace, Liberia.The two-day event, which brought together University Students, Youth groups and Organizations, was held at the Thinkers Village Hotel on the Robertsfield Highway. Serving as keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, Madam Paskman listed the qualities of a good leader as being able to work with other people, ability to inspire and influence, and organizing people to achieve their goals.She said it is about having a vision of the possible future that helps to motivate everyone around you.“A great leader does not achieve things by working alone. A great leader helps everyone around them achieve what is necessary to achieve to build a new future.You do not need to wait for some distant future. Those amongst you who have leadership potential can help transform your country right now,” she told the youths.She added, “First and maybe most importantly, a leader does not work in isolation. You can lead people by bullying them into what you want but that will make you a poor leader. A great leader get his or her team to share the same vision of what can be accomplished and then gives the team guidance on how to get there.“A leader is also a good listener. As a leader, you are not the only person with good ideas. You never know who on your team is going to have the great idea that will help everyone achieve their goals.“Humility and treating people with respect is important,” she said.Madam Paskman pointed out that humility earns loyalty.“Though loyalty is hard to earn, once you have earned it, your team will be willing to go through the most difficult times with you because they believe that in the end you will succeed and you will let them share in your success.“Now is the time for you to reach out and start on the road to being a great leader. You can work with colleagues and friends to raise political awareness among young people.“You can take it into your own hands to organize your neighborhood to clean it up or have a crime watch.“You as young people can also support small business in your community to help them grow. All of these things will lead to a positive future for Liberia. You can be a leader in your country now,” she reassured the young people. Bringing together 75 participants, UNESCO’s Ambassador to Liberia, Rev. Luther Tarpeh, said the event was organized to bring young people together for the goal of taking on national, community and institutional responsibilities. He advised the young people to join the front of emerging leaders to make positive changes around the country.“With togetherness, we can be the leaders Liberia has always wished for. We must put in time, efforts.“We should not discuss the problems or describe the issues; we must be among those who will find solutions to the many problems facing our country.Let us as young people, with collaborative efforts, live with the principles of what it takes to be a good leader. We must fight corruption and other negative things our society is faced with,” he added.The theme of the two-day seminar is “Raising New Leadership for National Transformation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Several ranks of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) are expected to be transferred or even have their services terminated following the findings of the recently concluded audit report into the unit.This is according to Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, who on Friday during a media briefing stated that action will be taken by Police Commissioner Leslie James with regard to the damning discoveries.“The Commissioner is the head of SOCU as you know. I have seen the report, it is not a very nice report and the Commissioner has told me that he is going to take action. Operational matters, a Minister must not indulge in and that is an operational matter.”Police Commissioner Leslie JamesAlmost three weeks ago, the audit into the financial operations of the SOCU was completed and handed over to James for further action, and according to Ramjattan, the unit will be restructured.“He ordered an audit after coming by information, the audit has been completed and he will take action, he told me. I am hoping that it will be action taken very early. Certainly [there] will have to be shifting around, probably some terminations too. I don’t know what his decision will be but that is going to be the Commissioner’s decision.”The Public Security Minister, who is the first Government official to speak about the findings of the audit report, explained that by having changes in a system that is flawed, or in this case, an agency where it is revealed that persons are not serving the purposes that they were contracted to function in, then this is the first key step in rebranding SOCU’s image.“This is exactly what you do. Institutions can get rotten. What a Government does is through its leadership at the various units, ask for audits, get the things right and move on and put the correct people in places that can remedy the defects that were occurring and that is what you do in any institution. That is what the people do with Governments and that is the self-redeeming feature of democracy and that is the self-redeeming feature of institutional democracy. You call for the audits, and the audits prove that he is wrong, this is wrong and whatever, and so on and then you make the remedial action,” he posited.According to recent media reports, the audit of the financial records of SOCU has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and it has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.An audit of SOCU, which is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), was ordered by Police Commissioner Leslie James in February following claims of grave mismanagement which included the misuse of its operational fund.
Morrison finished the 1500 metre event with silver medal around his neck, finishing the race with a time of 1:45.80.He crossed the finish line 0.11 seconds behind gold medal winner Wouter Olde Heuvel of the Netherlands.The speed skater expressed his pleasure with the second place finish, saying “like anything, you always want better than you get in speed skating. You’re always trying to improve. I’m still happy with the second place. Overall, pretty good race, nice and smooth.”- Advertisement -Morrison’s second place finish improved Canada’s medal total to five in the World Cup season with two gold, two silver and a bronze.
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3. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) – Alex Iwobi rose to fame after his excellent displays in Arsenals pre-season tournaments and has made some equally impressive cameos across the Gunners competitions this year so far. The winger is still very raw, so some first-team experience in the Championship would help maximise his potential. 6 6 6 6. Patrick Roberts (Manchester City) – Once dubbed the English Messi, Patrick Roberts has fallen victim to Manchester Citys strong foreign contingent and barely featured at all since his £11m summer move from Fulham. His potential is undeniable some of the goals hes plundered at junior level are particularly eye catching but a loan move to a Championship club would definitely seem sensible. The January transfer window is officially open for business and could provide an opportunity for several high profile players to seek first-team football.A host of names in the Premier League have found regular action hard to come by in the first half of the season and may look to move down a league in order to counter that.History suggests a temporary spell away from a club can reap rewards, with Bolton twice the beneficiaries when Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere arrived in previous January’s gone by.So who else should follow suit?talkSPORT takes a look – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who made our selection… 6 6 4. Patrick Bamford (Chelsea) – He described his time at Crystal Palace as terrible, but Patrick Bamford would still be a shrewd signing for a host of Premier League and Championship clubs. He won the Championship Player of the Year last season after nearly propelling Middlesbrough to promotion, and a similar move seems increasingly likely. It is unlikely Bamford will usurp any of Diego Costa, Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao at Chelsea even despite their struggles so far this campaign. 1. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – check out five more players who could and maybe should go on loan – This was meant to be the season Ruben Loftus-Cheeks career took off but, due to a combination of apparent poor application and a lack of confidence from Jose Mourinho, appearances have been a rarity. Chelsea fans cant fathom why he has barely featured but sitting on the bench isnt good for his development, so a spell away from Stamford Bridge would benefit all parties. 2. Joao Teixeira (Liverpool) – Similarly to Loftus-Cheek, Joao Teixeira will have earmarked the 2015/16 season as his breakthrough year after a successful spell with Brighton last term. His appearances, however, have been fleeting, although he did impress against Bournemouth in the earlier rounds. His time with the Seagulls shows why a similar move would be smart business. 5. Alex Pritchard (Tottenham) – In almost exactly the same circumstances as Bamford, Alex Pritchard was one of the stars of last years Championship after helping Brentford to a surprise play-off place. Many felt Pritchard would play a prominent part in Mauricio Pochettinos plans this season but injuries and the emergence of Dele Alli have curtailed his impact severely. Hes good enough to assist any of the teams fighting relegation in the Premier League, and you could certainly see him at a Norwich or Bournemouth. 6
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness is being backed today in his row with colleges – from one of the country’s leading sports writers.Jim hit back at the DCU manager in a row over player eligibility. See: (https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/22/mcguinness-furious-over-claims-that-he-abused-players/)“The tail is wagging the dog in relation to the college-county scene at present, with the imbalance very much in favour of the colleges,” said Jim McGuinness. Writing in the Irish Independent today Martin Brehenny agrees, saying: “He is 100pc correct. Quite why counties agreed to allow third-level colleges into their pre-season competitions remains a mystery.“Here’s the daft scenario facing county managers: officially, they are not allowed to organise collective training until January 1 for a league that starts five weeks later.“Colleges generally have first call on inter-county players in January, so how is a county manager supposed to get his team ready for the league? Third-level colleges play an important role in GAA life, but they can do that without featuring in inter-county competitions as warm-ups for Sigerson and Fitzgibbon.” McGUINNESS GETS BACKING IN ROW WITH COLLEGES. was last modified: January 25th, 2012 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:Donegal GAAGAAjim mcguinnness
The Donegal public turned out in force as GAA stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher opened their first sports shop, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure, in Letterkenny.Donegal TV was on hand to chat to Michael and Neil about the shop, their plans and that game with Dublin in a couple of weeks time! Simply click the video to play.DDTV: DONEGAL STARS MICHAEL AND NEIL CHAT GOLF, SELLING SHIRTS AND THE DUBS! was last modified: August 16th, 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:DDTVdonegaldublinMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shop