Letterkenny Rovers News:A great day at the Aura on Sunday last as the senior team defeated Dunboyne 5-4 on penalties to reach the last 16 of the FAI intermediate cup and the FAI senior Cup first round. The game finished 1-1 after extra time with Darren McElwaine scoring for Rovers. All 5 penalties were converted in the shootout and after Paul McVeigh, McElwaine, Conal McGonagle and Terence Shields scored it was Paul Boyle who hit the winning penalty after Rory Kelly had saved Dunboynes last spot kick. The club will now play Midleton on Sunday week at Leckview. This Sunday sees League action when the boys travel to play Swilly Rovers. Kick off at 2pm.Schoolboy action last weekend saw the u12s Crusaders defeat Keadue 3-1. Goalscorers were Cian McGrath x2 and Mark Bonner.The u12s Rovers drew 1-1 at Mulroy. Corey McCarron on the mark there.U14 action saw Crusaders lose out to Glenea 5-2. Goalscorers were Jason Blake and Paul McFadden while the u14s United lost to Ballyraine 4-0.This weeks action begins on Saturday when the u12 Rovers head to play Swilly at 1030am while our two u14s sides –Rovers and Crusaders do battle at the Aura at 1145am. The u16s are away to Bonagee at 2pm.Sunday sees the u12s Crusaders head to Milford Blues while the u14s United host Gweedore United at the Aura at noon. Last man standing commences this weekend and all sheets to be returned to Eric or Kieran. €10 per entry and are available from the usual sources.Mini Lotto Numbers this week are 6-8-17-18.Three people match 3 and win 25 euro each;L Blake, Charlie Shiels and Mark Forde.Jackpot next week is 3225 euro.Club bingo continues this Thursday (14th Jan) in the Station House Hotel. €500 must go on the single sheet.LETTERKENNY NOW FACE MIDLETON IN FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP LAST 16 was last modified: January 12th, 2016 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:fai cupLetterkenny Rovers FCsoccerSport
Widespread rain lashed most parts of Odisha for the past 48 hours, creating a favourable condition for farming and bringing down temperature levels.The State, which recorded over 30% deficit rainfall in June, has started receiving good rainfall from July largely due to a well-marked low pressure area that lies over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Odisha and gangetic West Bengal.Under the influence of the atmospheric system, almost all parts of Odisha received rains. Highest precipitation was recorded at Chandbali where 122.3 mm rainfall was measured. Balangir, Phulbani, Bhubaneswar, Sonepur, Angul, Sambalpur and Cuttack received rainfall above 50 mm during 24 hours ending Tuesday morning.The rains brought cheer to farmers as they are getting ready for the Kharif season.Rainfall deficitAccording to the State Revenue and Disaster Management Department, six districts — Balangir, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Keonjhar and Sundargarh — had rainfall deficit ranging between 39% and 59%. As many as 18 out of 30 districts had recorded rainfall deficit between 19% and 39%. The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre had predicted rainfall in the interior areas, especially over central and western districts, over next 24 hours.“The rainfall is critical for furthering farm operations. It restored soil moisture up to some extent,” said Subhendu Rout, a farmer in Jagatsinghpur district.
By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell, is recommending that adjustments be made to the Student Loan Bureau (SLB) to focus on areas of study that are critical to nation development.“I believe the SLB should first concern itself with making loans available to persons pursuing tertiary studies in areas…such as Mathematics, Pharmacy, Engineering, the Sciences,” he stated.Dr. Campbell was opening the debate on a private members motion on funding for tertiary education, on June 11 in the House of Representatives.He stated that new programmes should be assessed for relevance, in terms of whether they “respond to labour market needs, foster innovation or serve community aspirations, before approval”.Dr. Campbell said that while he is not suggesting that persons pursuing degrees that are “oversubscribed” or those with “a low employment potential” should be denied tertiary education, the SLB’s limited resources should be directed to those areas which are of strategic importance to the country, and at lower interest rates.These rates, he noted further, “should be inversely proportionate to the need of the area for national development thus the higher the need the lower the interest rate”.According to Dr. Campbell, the country is in need of Mathematics and Science teachers and in order to increase enrolment in these areas, students should get incentives to pursue these subjects at the tertiary level.“I want to take it a step further and propose that no income tax be collected for the first three years of employment for Mathematics and Science teachers, who needed state financing to complete their studies. This portion would instead go straight to the Bureau as a part of their repayment,” Dr. Campbell said.He also proposed the establishment of an income-contingency repayment plan, which would base the monthly loan repayments on the salaries of borrowers. He noted that such a loansystem addresses risk and uncertainty faced by individuals by providing insurance against inability to repay and improves progressiveness by providing a lower public subsidy for graduates that obtain higher private returns.Demand for student loans has increased over the last six years, moving from 6,600 persons in 2007 to 16,600 in 2012, and is projected to swell to over 20,000 persons for the upcoming academic year.The growth in demand, coupled with the annual increase in tuition costs, has significantly increased the pressure on the limited resources of the SLB to provide loans, which is estimated to reach $20 billion in the 2015/16 financial year.For the 2013/14 academic year, approximately $4.9 billion is required to fully cover the projected demand, which will be financed by the Education Tax and loan inflows from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).On March 19, the House of Representatives approved a Government guarantee of a US$20 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the SLB.