US$510 Million Privatisation Agreement Signed For KCT Works / ConstructionApril 8, 2015Written by: Chris Patterson The Prime Minister reiterated that Jamaica is open to business as indicated in recent major improvements of the country’s global ranking.“As Government, we will be continuing our efforts to improve the business climate … so that Jamaica will remain the best place in the Caribbean to do business,” she said.For his part, Dr. Davies said the decision was taken to privatize the facility as the Government was not in a position to afford the “additional debt of that magnitude” involved for the expansion of the facility.He said even though the negotiations had been long, the major objectives of the deal had been achieved. “We have a global terminal operator linked with major container shipping lines which are leaders in their field. The Terminal Link portfolio currently consists of interest in 14 terminals and handled over 12 million TEUs in 2014,” the Minister noted.Dr. Davies pointed out that after the improvement works have been completed, the facility will be able to accommodate post PANAMAX vessels.The Minister commended the team at the PAJ, members of the enterprise team, members of the public/private unit of the Development Bank of Jamaica, staff at the Ministry, members of the Cabinet, as well as members from Terminal Link/CMA CGM Consortium for their contribution to the process.Meanwhile, Professor Shirley said most of the current employees will be re-employed and will be exposed to the best technologies and techniques.He added that the developments will take place in a timeframe which is in keeping with the commencement of a widescale use of the Panama canal, which is expected to be commissioned in the middle of next year.In his remarks, Mr. Salem said Jamaica was chosen as a place for investment because of its strategic location in the Caribbean and the great potential it has for development.“We like Jamaica because there is governance in the country, there is security and it is an equitable environment for employees and employers. This is a long term strategy which we salute,” he said.Privatization of the facility and dredging of the harbour are being pursued as the Government seeks to position Jamaica to become the fourth node in the global logistics chain, and take advantage of increased maritime activity, consequent on the opening of the expanded Panama canal.The canal is being expanded to accommodate larger ocean-going vessels operating in the Caribbean basin, and deepening of the Kingston Harbour, the seventh largest natural harbour in the world, will enable Jamaica to accommodate these vessels.Terminal Link Consortium is jointly owned by CMA CGM and China Merchant Marine. CMA/CGM was founded in 1978 and is the world’s third largest container shipping company. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRepairs to Golding Avenue Sidewalk to Be Completed Next Week Story HighlightsThe Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has inked a US$510 million deal with French-owned company Terminal Link/CMA CGM Consortium, for the privatisation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT).The 30-year concession agreement was signed at Jamaica House, today (April 7), by Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies; President, Terminal Link and Executive Officer, CMA CGM, Farid Salem; and President and Chief Executive Officer, PAJ, Professor Gordon Shirley.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who spoke at the ceremony, said the agreement is another example of the significant growth in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Jamaica over the last three years. RelatedRose Town to Benefit From US$42M Integrated Community Development Project US$510 Million Privatisation Agreement Signed For KCTJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Donald DelahayePrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (second right) oversees the signing for the privatisation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), during a ceremony at Jamaica House, today (April 7). Those signing (from left) are: President, Terminal Link and Executive Officer, CMA CGM, Farid Salem; Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Jamaica, Professor Gordon Shirley. Standing (from left) are: Vice President, Terminal Link, Laurent Martens; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Audrey Sewell; Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Richard Azan; Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy; and Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP, Jeremy Cannon. The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has inked a US$510 million deal with French-owned company Terminal Link/CMA CGM Consortium, for the privatisation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT).The 30-year concession agreement was signed at Jamaica House, today (April 7), by Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies; President, Terminal Link and Executive Officer, CMA CGM, Farid Salem; and President and Chief Executive Officer, PAJ, Professor Gordon Shirley.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who spoke at the ceremony, said the agreement is another example of the significant growth in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Jamaica over the last three years.She informed that the agreement paves the way for the dredging and expansion of KCT in two phases, which will include dredging of the ship channel, turning basin and some berths to accommodate the mega ships expected to arrive after the expansion of the Panama canal.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the divestment is a major development which will have significant benefits for the country’s growth and is an important component for the Government’s Logistics Hub initiative.The Prime Minister explained that greater private involvement by way of investments in the expansion of major infrastructure, such as seaports and airports, is a major plank of the Government’s economic growth strategy.“That strategy is geared toward achieving greater levels of economic growth to produce more high quality jobs and business opportunities,” she said. 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Macerich CEO Thomas O’Hern and Santa Monica Place mallMall landlord Macerich posted a $26.7 million net income loss in the second quarter as the Santa Monica-based firm continues its struggle to collect rent across its portfolio.The dismal quarter compared to Macerich’s profit of $13.9 million over the same period in 2019.At its earnings call on Tuesday, the retail real estate investment trust reported revenue fell 22 percent to $178 million year over year.All Macerich-owned malls shut down for a time during the pandemic, and some of its properties in California and New York have only been open a few days during the pandemic.“Given that most of our centers were closed for April and May, rent collection was a challenge,” Macerich CEO Thomas O’Hern said during the call.ADVERTISEMENTMacerich collected 40 percent of rent from tenants in April and May, O’Hern said, a vast improvement over the company’s initial reporting that it had collected just 26 percent of April rent. That lower figure was as of mid-May.June rent collection rose to 58 percent, as malls began reopening throughout the country, then ticked up again to 66 percent in July.O’Hern said that the company reached agreements with tenants on rent deferrals, for which rent will only be partly paid until 2021. He said the company could not reach a resolution about rent with “5 to 10 percent” of its tenants.But he sounded an optimistic note. “We can clearly say that the third and fourth quarter will be much better than the second quarter,” O’Hern said.While acknowledging the financial blow from the pandemic, the last few months haven’t prompted a shift in long-term thinking, officials said.“Our leasing strategy hasn’t changed,” Macerich CFO Scott Kingsmore said during the call.O’Hern led the cheer for physical retail, diminishing the impact of Amazon and other e-commerce competitors.“E-commerce is an expensive business model due to high delivery costs, greater product returns, and high consumer-acquisition costs,” O’Hern asserted. “The crisis has shown the importance of brick and mortar locations.”But like Macerich, most retailers across the country have struggled through the pandemic while Amazon recently reported $88.9 billion in second quarter sales, its best quarter ever.Macerich’s indoor malls have been particularly hard hit. Those properties in California reopened then had to close back down on July 13 after a spike in Covid cases. O’Hern acknowledged that nine of Macerich’s 13 California malls were affected by the state order from Gov. Gavin Newsom.The company has also been stung by the parade of retailers from J.C. Penney to Lord & Taylor that have filed for bankruptcy.O’Hern said the Chapter 11 retail filings did not take him by surprise.“Covid-19 accelerated bankruptcies that, frankly, were going to happen anyway,” the CEO said. He added that the troubled companies “were on our watch list for a number of years.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
He added that 80 percent of the department’s calls are for basic life support that EMTs can handle. The other 20 percent of calls are for advanced life support, requiring a paramedic. The Philadelphia Fire Department is hard at work hiring paramedics, Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said yesterday. That prompted Councilman Frank Rizzo to ask Ayers why he doesn’t ask the city’s personnel department for a waiver of the city’s one-year residency requirement for new hires. The city granted such a waiver in February to the Police Department to help recruiting efforts. “We hear all the stories about how long it will take for advanced life support,” he said “That has taken a long time in some cases.” Ayers told Council that he is short 31 paramedics now but has the money to hire 80 more, meaning he could hire 111 if his department could find them. Ayers said that his department has dealt with the shortage in paramedics by staffing some medic units with firefighter emergency medical technicians. “They’re capable,” Ayers said. “They can take care of any emergency that is out there.” Ayers said the Fire Department found that the last time it opened up employment to nonresidents, 25 percent to 30 percent of the new hires left after training to go to nursing school or to departments with lighter workloads. The department has about 80 paramedic recruits “in the pipeline,” Ayers said, but he doesn’t expect them to be staffing medic units until the summer of 2009. JEMS.com Editor s Note:How do you feel about city officials comments that EMTs often misdiagnose patients and have to ask for paramedics help? E-mail us and let us know. But City Council members considering his agency’s annual budget were clearly impatient with the pace, since understaffing has been a significant problem. Ayers added that a key goal is improving response time for advanced life-support calls. He wants to have a paramedic arrive within nine minutes at least 90 percent of the time. Mayor Nutter budgeted $3.9 million more for the fiscal year that starts July 1 to help the department hire more paramedics and put more medic units on city streets. “You have the money,” Rizzo said, “and we’re not doing it. I just don’t get it.” Rizzo kept up the pressure, telling Ayers that he was sure it could be documented that department EMTs sometimes misdiagnose problems and then have to call paramedics for help. “They didn’t come in and stay with the Philadelphia Fire Department,” Ayers said.
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Related Topics Elyria came out with more energy in the second half and began to pick up its defensive intensity.Antonio Blanton opened up the third quarter with a three-pointer, and started to take the game over.Sparked by Blanton’s steal, Justin Koepp was able to clean up a missed layup on the fastbreak, and finish the putback to tie the game at 44 with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Pioneers closed the third quarter on a 9-0 run and led by seven heading into the fourth.Blanton opened up the fourth quarter with another hustle play, putting the Pioneers up nine.Blanton doing it all for Elyria right now.24 pts so far.Gives Pioneers a 55-46 lead with this hustle play. pic.twitter.com/5h9Sd1habr— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017The Bulldogs would not go away quietly, however, as Eric Hanna knocked down a clutch 3-pointer to keep Olmsted Falls within striking distance with less than six minutes to go.Big 3 for Eric Hanna pic.twitter.com/s7sjrdtZmZ— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Blanton made another heads up play, swiping a steal and finding teammate Dezman Brown down court for a transition layup to make it an eight-point game.Blanton steal, great bounce pass to find Brown for the layup59-51 Elyria 3:30 to go pic.twitter.com/lJ005G2CUm— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Josh Goodwin delivered a timely basket for Olmsted Falls to make it 59-53 with less than three minutes remaining.Huge basket for Goodwin cuts it to 6 pic.twitter.com/kVEqfmAgeR— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Gavin Dietrich kept the Bulldogs alive with just over a minute to go, answering an Elyria basket to keep it a two-possession game.Dietrich makes it 61-55 pic.twitter.com/wGqQcCDN5W— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017After a key Olmsted Falls stop, Hanna delivered in the clutch again for Olmsted Falls, cutting the deficit to three with 49 seconds left.Huge 3 for Hanna.61-58 49 seconds left pic.twitter.com/7tWrDooqVo— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Defense once again delivered for the Bulldogs, as Lloyd came away with a steal, leading to a fastbreak layup for Goodwin, making the score 61-60.Steal. Goodwin lays it in. 61-6040 seconds left pic.twitter.com/aGmoPh5Ijb— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Elyria was unable to execute on the other end and the Bulldogs had one last chance to go for the win, inbounding the ball with 12 seconds on the [email protected] hangs on to advance to district finalFinal scoreElyria 61Olmsted Falls 60 pic.twitter.com/MWTcSmocWv— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) March 8, 2017Blanton finished with a game-high 25 points, knocking down four shots from long-range in the third quarter.“After the first half, coach told me I was passing up a lot of shots and to just shoot it, so to start off the second half I tried to be more relaxed and shoot the shots I would normally take,” Blanton said. “That’s what I did and they started to go down. It gives you energy and then the crowd gets into it, and then it’s just like the basket keeps getting wider and wider.”Hanna led Olmsted Falls (15-8) with 16 points on the night, knocking down three 3-pointers (two of which came in the fourth quarter).“I was just trying to stay within the flow of the offense and let the game come to me,” Hanna said.When asked about Blanton’s performance, Hanna tipped his hat to the opposition.“Yeah… he’s pretty good,” Hanna joked.Goodwin pitched in with 13 points, scoring four in the fourth quarter, but it was Olmsted Falls’ defense which kept the Bulldogs in the game down the stretch.“We knew they were going to play hard,” Blanton said. “They played really, really well and we knew they weren’t going to back down.”Elyria advances to face the winner of Wednesday night’s Lorain-Avon game and although Lorain is the top seed in the district and ranked eighth in the latest Division I AP Poll, Blanton would welcome the challenge of facing the Titans in the district final, should they advance.“They’re both good teams, but we would mostly like to play Lorain because through all the years they’ve kind of beat us down, but (this year) they beat us in the (holiday) classic by three, so we want another chance at them,” Blanton said.The Pioneers may get their chance at the Titans on Saturday night, depending on what Avon has to say about it in Wednesday’s district semifinal. Olmsted Falls briefly regained the lead, before Blanton went to work again. Matt Medley The Elyria Pioneers (20-4) held off the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs, 61-60, in the Division I Elyria District semifinals on March 7.It was a game of runs, as Elyria scored the first seven points of the game, but Olmsted Falls came racing back to take a 17-15 lead heading into the second quarter.Olmsted Falls was in control for the whole second quarter, building the lead up to as many as 10 points.Elyria started to cut into the deficiit, but Tommy Lloyd knocked down a three-pointer late in the second quarter, to put Olmsted Falls up by six heading into halftime. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.
The risk of avalanche at alpine in the West Kootenay backcountry will rise to considerable on Wednesday and Thursday as forecasted new snow is expected to fall on a very weak surface, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. “Several persistent weaknesses are being tracked by the professional crowd,” said CAC’s James Floyer. “Triggering one of these deeper weaknesses could yield a large avalanche.” That means “touchy” wind slabs will likely develop in exposed lee areas, he added in his avalanche report for this week (http://www.avalanche.ca/cac). Although forecast winds at the tree line elevations are presently light, if the wind blows harder than expected, or new snow amounts come in higher than forecast, bump up the danger ratings by one for the tree line. There was a rider-triggered avalanche on Saturday on Mt. Plewman near Rossland. Weather forecast Tuesday: Flurries during the day, light snow starting late in the day. Moderate westerly winds. Wednesday: Snow amounts of 10-15 centimetres, freezing levels staying at valley bottom. Light westerly winds. Thursday: A further 10 cm. or so of snow. Freezing levels rising to around 1,000 metres. Moderate to strong westerly winds. Terrain to watch • Wind-loaded slopes around ridgelines, the tops of bowls and on convex rolls in exposed terrain • Steep, alpine terrain where the lower crust exists, especially in thinner snowpack areas. • Terrain traps that increase the consequence of a small avalanche Travel advice • Look for signs of wind slab, such as drifting snow, cracking of the upper snowpack as you ride over it or denser snow under your sled or skis. If you see these signs, back off onto shallower terrain. • Try to anticipate where thin spots on the slope may be. The crest of convex rolls are a good bet, as are slopes where you can see rocky outcrops. Stay well away from these thin spot • As always, group up well away from avalanche terrain, even if it obscures your view of other riders a little. One at a time on the slope. Snowpack The alpine has been hammered by the wind and highly variable wind-affected surfaces now exist. A surface hoar layer lies buried under around 25 cm. of snow in more sheltered locations at tree line. A rain crust lies 30-40 cm. below the surface and was reported from Kootenay Pass and the Rossland area. Around 90 cm. of snow now sits on the (Dec-08) surface hoar/crust interface; this interface appears to have bonded. Snow depths are variable but average around 150 cm. at tree line.
Team Medford of Kimberley/Cranbrook defeated fellow East Kootenay rink Ken McHargue in the A Final to capture the annual Doug Bothamley Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Team Medford, consisting of skip Chris Medford, third Steve Tersmette, second Mitch Young and lead Jeff Langin, took home the top prize of $2050 in the weekend cashspiel.B-event went to Kevin Maffioli of Grand Forks/Rossland. The Maffioli rink consists of third Colin Anderson, second Rob Darrah and lead Darryl Popoff.Skip Josh Firman, third Marcus Partidge, second Dev Devine and lead Greg Terrill of Creston won the C Event while the Tom Pellerin rink of Cranbrook claimed the D event. Team Pellerin consists of skip Tom Pellerin, third Steve Bruder, second Chris Nemick and lead Brett Johnson.The cashspiel attracted a total 18 teams from Elkford, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Creston, Castlegar, Beaver Valley, Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks, Vernon, Kelowna and Nelson.Local rinks included Gary Meadows, Marla Dreher, Jana Bidwell, Brent Pihowich, Nando Salviulo and Rick Cutler.The Salviulo has three Junior Curlers included on the team — Zach Wolfram at lead, Reece Whitehead playing second and Devin Anderson at third.The squad captured second place after round robin play before losing to Medford in semi-final action.Organizers would like to thank all of the many sponsors that made donations to make the Doug Bothamley Cashspiel happen.Doug Bothamley Cashspiel B Event winners include, from left, skip Kevin Maffioli, third Colin Anderson, second Rob Darrah, lead Darryl Popoff and organizer Nando Salviulo. — Submitted photo
Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/TIERNAN+O%27HALLORAN+POST+CARDIFF.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Connacht host the Newport Gwent Dragons at The Sportsground next Saturday night at 7.35pm.Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; Niyi Adeolokun, Stacey Ili (Tom Farrell, 58), Craig Ronaldson, Matt Healy; Jack Carty, John Cooney (Caolin Blade, 69); Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney (Dave Heffernan, 65), JP Cooney (Finlay Bealham, 46); Quinn Roux, James Cannon (Nepia Fox-Matamua, 61); Sean O’Brien (Naulia Dawai, 77), Jake Heenan, John Muldoon (captain). Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/PAT+LAM+POST+CARDIFF.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rob also spoke to drop goal hero Tiernan O’Halloran about his match winning effort… Connacht came back from 13-0 down to beat Cardiff Blues 19-13 at Cardiff Arms Park in the Guinness PRo12 to move within 3 points of the Welsh side in the table. Tiernan O’Halloran’s drop-goal on 78 minutes, his first in professional rugby, snatched the win to complete an outstanding comeback for the visitors with Craig Ronaldson adding a last-gasp penalty to complete a season’s double over Cardiff Blues for the first time. The Connacht try came just before half time as an excellent Jack Carty crossfield kick was collected by Niyi Adeolokun in the 22. Hooker Tom McCartney charged through the middle to move Connacht into the red zone with a perfectly lofted Carty pass finding Healy on the left wing to cross for a superb score. Cooney landed the tricky conversion to make it 13-7 at half-time. Two more John Cooney penalties in the second half levelled the match at 13-13 before O’Halloran’s late drop goal sealed a famous win. After the game, Rob Murphy spoke to Connacht Coach Pat Lam… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
In Intermediate, The winners of Oughterard andMicheal Breathnach who meet in their replay on Saturday week will face thewinners of the Roscommon and Leitrim Championships in the Connacht Semi-Finalon Saturday November the 9th at a Galway Venue. Tulsk and Oran willmeet in the Roscommon Final while Drumkeernan or Leitrim Gaels will meet in theLeitrim Decider. Meanwhile in Senior, Corofin or Tuam Stars will meetthe winners of the Leitrim or Mayo Senior Championship in their Connacht ClubSemi-Final on Sunday November 10th. Sean O’Heslins orGlencar/Manorhamilton meet on Sunday in the Leitrim County Senior Final inCarrick on Shannon with the Mayo decider between Ballaghaderreen orBallintubber taking place on the 19th of October in McHale Park. In Hurling, the County Junior 1 Champions who will be decided on Saturday in Moycullen at 1pm will face the winners of the Semi-Final between the Sligo and Leitrim Champions who are still to play their county finals. The Sligo Final takes place on Sunday with Easkey taking on Naomh Eoin in Markievicz Park at 4pm while in Leitrim, Carrick Hurling face Cluainin Iomáint in their County Senior Final on Saturday the 19th in Carrick On Shannon. Regarding the Connacht Intermediate Hurling ClubChampionship, The Galway Championship is still at the Quarter Final stage butthe winners will not have much time to celebrate as they are due to face thewinners of the Semi-Final that features London and the winners of the Mayo andRoscommon Senior Hurling Championships. Four Roads are the Roscommon championswhile Castlebar Mitchels and Tooreen meet in the Mayo County Final on Sundaynext. AIBConnacht GAA Club Senior Football Championship 2019Quarter-Final 1 Sunday 3rd November – Sligov RoscommonQuarter-Final 2 Sunday 3rd November – Leitrimv MayoSemi-Final 1 Sunday 10th November – Londonv Winner of Quarter Final 1Semi-Final 2 Sunday 10th November – Winnerof Quarter Final 2 v GalwayFinal – Sunday 24th November AIBConnacht GAA Club Intermediate Football Championship 2019Quarter-Final Saturday 2nd November – Leitrimv RoscommonSemi-Final 1 Saturday 9th November – Sligov MayoSemi-Final 2 Saturday 9th November – Galwayv Winner of Quarter FinalFinal – Sat/Sun 16/17th November AIBConnacht GAA Club Junior Football Championship 2019Quarter-Final Saturday 2nd November – Galwayv MayoSemi-Final 1 Sat/Sun 9th/10thNovember – Leitrim v SligoSemi-Final 2 Sat/Sun 9th/10thNovember – Winner of Quarter Final 1 v RoscommonFinal – Saturday 16th November ConnachtGAA Club Minor A Football Championship 2019Quarter-Final Friday 25th October – Roscommonv MayoSemi-Final 1 Tuesday 29th October – Winnerof Quarter Final v LeitrimSemi-Final 2 Tuesday 29th October – Galwayv SligoFinal – Friday 1st November ConnachtGAA Club Minor B Football Championship 2019Quarter-Final Friday 25th October – Roscommonv MayoSemi-Final 1 Tuesday 29th October – Winnerof Quarter Final v LeitrimSemi-Final 2 Tuesday 29th October – Galwayv SligoFinal – Friday 1st November AIBConnacht GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship 2019Quarter Final Sun/Mon 27/28th October – Roscommonv MayoSemi-Final Sat/Sun 2/3rd November – Winnerof Quarter Final v LondonFinal – Sat/Sun 16/17th November – Winnerof Semi-Final v GalwayAIBConnacht GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship 2019Semi-Final Monday 28th October – Sligo v LeitrimFinal – Saturday 9th November – Semi-FinalWinners v GalwayConnachtGAA U16 Club Hurling 20191st Round Saturday 19th October – Sligo vLeitrimQuarter Final Saturday 26th October – Winnerof 1st Round v MayoSemi-Final Saturday 2nd November – Winnerof Quarter Final v RoscommonFinal – Saturday 9th November – Galway v Winnersof Semi-Finalprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The First Galway team in action will be the GalwayJunior Football Champions Glenamaddy when they take on the Mayo Juniorrepresentatives Kilmaine who are managed by Dunmore’s John Donnellan at aGalway Venue on November the 2nd. The winners of that game will playthe Roscommon representatives Ballinameen in the Connacht Semi-Final on thefollowing weekend also at a Galway Venue. Both Kilmaine and Ballinameen stillhave county finals but their opponents Castlebar Mitchels and St Brigids are ineligibleto play in the Connacht Championship. The provincial club championships are fastapproaching with games scheduled to take place on the weekend of the 2ndand 3rd of November in Football while in Hurling, the games willbegin on the bank holiday weekend in October.