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St Jago hunting North Street sweep

first_imgSt Jago High School’s coach Glen Laing and his players are determined to emerge one of the top teams in this year’s schoolboy football competitions and so far they have done a very good job.The Spanish Town-based school finished as the best runner-up in their first-round Manning Cup group and qualified for both the lucrative FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup competitions.But despite their good showing in the preliminary round, the second round is where Laing really wants them to make their mark and he believes he has the players, although he has one in particular that he looks to for goals.Shaqon Bryan netted the opening goal seven minutes into St Jago’s surprise 2-0 win over North Street-based Kingston College in the Walker Cup knockout quarter-finals last Friday at the Constant Spring Complex, taking his tally to nine for the season.Today, St Jago face the blue side of North Street, when they tackle St George’s College in the Walker Cup semi-final this afternoon at Constant Spring, and the speedy striker is aiming for more goals. He also knows there is no better way to announce their arrival to the big time than with a win over the mighty George’s.”The aim is always to win, and I always aim for more (goals),” Bryan told The Gleaner.”We are trying to put St Jago on the map and we are doing that … . The team has grown a lot, because at the start of the season, we didn’t have a few players, but we got them back and the team started working, and now all is well,” he added.The player and the team also have huge confidence in their coach, even though Bryan didn’t agree with his part-time substitution role in the first round, he wants to live up to the mantle the coach has handed him in their whole objective.”We are not finishing a lot of the chances we create, but we are getting there. It’s work in-progress. The coach has been telling me that I have the team on my back and that I should carry them forward. I hope to do that as best as possible,” he said.last_img read more

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UE stuns UST; Adamson keeps UP winless

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Bottom-dweller University of the East stunned Final Four hopeful University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23, 18-25, 17-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Warriors improved to 2-5 for share of the sixth spot with De La Salle while the Tiger Spikers, who played without star hitter Joshua Umandal, dropped to fifth at 3-4.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES UST makes it 3 in a row, blasts UE Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UST shot itself in the foot after committing a league-worst 50 errors against the Red Warriors in a game it badly needed to win to stay at the top four of the standings at the end of the first round.Lloyd Josafat paced UE with 16 points while Al-jhon Abalon and Clifford Inoferio had 12 and 11 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsManuel Medina finished with a game-high 30 points to lead UST.In the other game, Adamson University took a share of the third spot following a four-set beating of University of the Philippines, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-18. The Soaring Falcons’ 4-3 record tied Ateneo’s card while the Fighting Maroons are at a miserable 0-7 slate for the no.8 spot.Leo Miranda led Adamson with 18 points while Paolo Pablico and Mark Alvarez had 17 points apiece.John Mark Millette led UP with 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

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RDC roasts NDIA for performance in 2018

first_imgVice Chairman of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Dennis DeRoop is concerned about the poor performance of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) in that region last year.DeRoop’s comments come in the wake of a letter from the NDIA indicating that Cabinet was instructed to give more than $220 million of the region’s $370 million agriculture budget to the NDIA.He was at the time speaking at a special Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting held on Wednesday to discuss moves by the Agriculture Ministry to have the NDIA take over the agriculture budget for that region.The clogged Number 43 outfall channelThe RDC has since written Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan expressing its disappointment.During his presentation, DeRoop explained that the NDIA will not adequately be able to carry out the functions the Regional Administration, pointing out that last year it failed the people of Region Six.“The Number 43/Joppa Outfall was not cleared once for last year. We (RDC) had to run the drainage pump at that location. We had to fuel it and run it for three months every day to solve the drainage problem in Black Bush Polder. Onto today the outfall cannot be excavated.”He added that the NDIA had paid a contractor in full to excavate the outfall channel at Number 43 Village several months ago.Meanwhile, also weighing in on the performance of the NDIA last year was Councillor Zamal Hussain who explained that it was the RDC that came to the rescue of rice farmers when the contractor had not cleared canals after being paid to by the NDIA.“And if we look at some of the works that they are doing, they have failed. There are supposed to be nine excavators in this region managed directly by the NDIA, they do the maintenance and everything for it, it is only two working,” Hussain revealed.He said too that there are thirteen mini-excavators in the region and only two are currently functioning. “If you have to get a gallon of oil you have to go to NDIA in Georgetown, and the machine is down for three weeks.”Cabinet has taken a decision to have the $114 million from the capital budget transferred to the NDIA along with $108 million from the current budget.DeRoop explained that apart from projects that are listed in the region’s agriculture budget, there are unforeseen emergency works which the regional Administration also have to oversee.“Funds from the current program will be spent here. So if we don’t have any funds we will have to run around with a begging basket when these emergencies come up,” he said.Husain, however, reiterated that the people of Region Six will suffer if the funds are handed over to the NDIA.Since last year, Guyana Times highlighted proposed moves by Central Government to have the Region Six agricultural budget given over the NDIA. Minister Bulkan had said it was untrue.During the National Budget debate Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder said there was no intention to do so. “If something is working well there is no need to change it,” Minister Holder told the National Assembly.last_img read more

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‘Try something new, come to Italy,’ Ronaldo urges Messi

first_img0Shares0000“The Juventus group better than Real Madrid,” said Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Dec 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.“I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday. The two strikers have been rivals for the past decade winning five Ballon d’Or trophies each before their domination was broken by World Cup runner-up Luka Modric last week.Asked if he missed the 31-year-old Argentinian, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, Ronaldo replied: “No, maybe it’s him who misses me …“I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain.“Maybe he needs me more… For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy.“He’s a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don’t miss anything here. This is my new life and I’m happy.“I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I’ve proven I’m still an incredible player,” said Ronaldo.Ronaldo joined Juventus for 100 million euros ($114 million) last summer as the Turin giants bid to lift the Champions League trophy after two runners-up finishes in the past four seasons.To mark his 150 days in Italy he gave interviews on Monday to three leading sports dailies: La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.“Comfort zone”: Argentinian forward Lionel Messi has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona. © AFP / Pau Barrena“I had different options. I won’t say which but I had them. Juventus is a solid club. It has a long history,” he said of his decision.“I knew the atmosphere in the stadium. I’d played several times in Italy. I like the city, the people and the club. I knew it could work.“I couldn’t be 100 percent sure I was joining the best club in the world. After nine years at Real Madrid it was difficult to compare.“Now I’m 100 percent sure it was the right option.”– ‘Not an obsession’ –Ronaldo has scored 11 goals this season, bringing his career total to 584.Finishing second in Ballon d’Or voting to Modric, said Ronaldo, just motivates him even more.“Of course I’m disappointed, but life goes on and I will continue to work hard,” said the 33-year-old.“On the pitch I’ve done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, numbers do not lie, but I’m no less happy if I do not win, I have wonderful friends and a family, I play in one of the best clubs.“Congratulations to Modric, who has earned the award, but next year we will meet again and I will do everything to win the prize again.“Do you think I’m going home and crying?”Juventus play Young Boys in their final Champions League group game in Switzerland on Wednesday, having already booked their place in the knockout rounds.And Ronaldo is hoping his experience of winning the trophy five times can serve his new team.“The Champions League cannot be an obsession, you have to think about it calmly,” he warned.“Yes we all want it but we have to get there step by step.“Look at the game against Manchester United (2-1 defeat), if it had been a quarter-final we would have gone out. You need a little luck.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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VID: £21m MF with only 14/15 Bundesliga hat-trick to Spurs?

first_imgReports in Germany are claiming Tottenham are close to signing Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min in a £21m deal.The 23-year-old attacker scored 11 goals in 30 Bundesliga games last season, while Opta tell us he was also the only midfielder to score a hat-trick in the 2014/15 campaign, though Leverkusen lost 5-4 to Wolfsburg (below).Son, a South Korea international, is said to be heading to England to undergo a medical, meaning it looks like Tottenham have given up on trying to lure Saido Berahino from West Brom.Check out his best five goals last season as well as his hat-trick against Hamburg in 2013.last_img read more

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Defeat a ‘missed opportunity’ for Tottenham, says boss Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has described Tottenham’s defeat at West Ham as a ‘missed opportunity’.The north Londoners could have gone top of the Premier League with victory at Upton Park, but Slaven Bilic’s Hammers were 1-0 winners thanks to Michail Antonio’s first-half strike.Results went in Leicester’s favour as Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City were all beaten on Wednesday, setting up for a feisty derby match with Arsenal on Saturday.Pochettino said: “A missed opportunity, but in football you need to play first.“The first half wasn’t good for us, we made a lot of mistakes and it was difficult for our players for a lot of different reasons. In the second half we played better and improved in our game and the way we played.“We miss 45 minutes to try and win the game.“I think different reasons [why we were poor], because we made a lot of mistakes.“It is important now to be positive about the game, I think we created some chances in the second half and we played in a good way. We need to forget the defeat and be positive for the next game.“The important thing is not [how our opponent did], it is not important if you don’t get the points.“The situation is that we need to fight in every game and try to get points and today we missed a big opportunity to go top of the table. This is what we need to analyse because the first half was difficult to play and why in the second half did we play better?”“It sometimes happens where it’s impossible to keep the level of play for the whole season. It’s true the first 45 minutes was poor.”Leicester’s draw on Tuesday meant Spurs could have gone top and into the driving seat for the Premier League title race, but Pochettino insisted the defeat was not down to the expectations on his young side.He added: “It’s not the pressure, the conditions were difficult. Our opponent was strong and made it difficult to play and tried to fight.“They are sad, it’s true. They feel disappointed but it’s normal and they know you need to work hard for recovery to arrive on Saturday.”last_img read more

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LIFFORD AC LADIES STRIKE GOLD!

first_imgNatasha Adams, Claire McGuigan,Ann-Marie McGlynnLifford AC ladies have been confirmed as the Athletics Ireland National 10k Team Champions.After beating off stiff competition from Donore Harriers and Raheny Shamrocks. The Lifford team consisted of Ann-Marie Mc Glynn, Natasha Adams and Claire Mc Guigan.The trio built on their recent run in the National Relay Champions where they finished 7th. Nastaha Adams has also picked up Silver in the 35+ category. This team had only started coming together last summer when Nastaha Adams joined the club. Nastasha who secured 2 silver medals in the National Masters Indoors in the 3000m and 1500m this year. These medals were won back to back in the space of an hour of each other. Natasha’s first win however came in the Danny Mc Daid 15k last Autumn in Letterkenny. Natasha also had a strong Cross Country season last winter with a 2nd in both the Donegal Novice event and the Ulster Novice which were both held in Killybegs. Natasha also competed in the National Novice Cross Country where she finished 8th overall in a very strong field.The next athlete to join the team was Ann-Marie McGlynn. Ann Marie who had been off the racing front for 6 years returned with a bang. Ann-Marie who has a list of stunning performances since last July. Ann Marie took a Bronze medal in the AAI indoor open games in the 1500m in Athlone. She then returned to the same track a few weeks later where she claimed a National Silver Medal in the 3000m. In cross country Ann Marie also had a great winter with a 3rd in the Donegal Senior. The Lifford team also secured a Silver medal in this event. Ann Marie most recent success was in the Omagh Half Marathon where she won the event. That was Ann Marie first ever time to race that distance which shows the determination of the Lifford AC to succeed in any event.The final piece of the jigsaw was completed when Claire Mc Guigan joined in the Autumn of last year. Claire’s biggest win since has been the Donegal Novice Cross Country last October where she finished ahead of clubmate Natasha Adams. Claire built on this with a 3rd in the Ulster Novice a month later. Claire also finished an impressive 3rd in the Waterside Half Marathon last September and also a 4th in the Omagh Half Marathon a number of weeks ago. Claire also raced the Cara Bundoran 10 mile in March this year where she was 4th finishing only 4 seconds from 3rd.Also a big mention to Bill Duncan who finished 9th in the 45+ category in the National 10k. Kevin Connolly who has been responsible for recruiting and coaching all 3 athletes is delighted with the results and the progress of his team. Kevin has put the success down to all the athletes in the group who all train together and work hard for each other, without everyone these results would have been more difficult to achieve. Kevin is expecting big things from his athletes this summer, no pressure though folks LIFFORD AC LADIES STRIKE GOLD! was last modified: April 25th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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CLIVE’S STUNNING ‘FIRE’ PICTURE CERTAINLY ‘WORKS’ FOR US

first_imgClive Wasson’s stunning fireworks photo over the River Lennon in Ramelton last night.Well-known Letterkenny photographer Clive Wasson has been on hand over the years to capture events which created plenty of fireworks.But it was straight-forward fireworks over the River Lennon in Ramelton last night which  provided this backdrop for a truly stunning portrait.Simply breathtaking! CLIVE’S STUNNING ‘FIRE’ PICTURE CERTAINLY ‘WORKS’ FOR US was last modified: July 15th, 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:Clive WassonfireworksRameltonRiver Lennonlast_img read more

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Waste Management pollutes on L.A.’s dime

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week When a senior geologist from the Landfill Unit of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board was questioned in a recent community advisory committee meeting about the fate of the leachate, he stated flatly that WM was operating within its permit. What? How did that happen? Who allowed that to happen? A 1988 Texas A&M University study revealed that “there is ample evidence that the municipal waste landfill leachate contains toxic chemicals in sufficient concentration to be potentially as harmful as leachate from industrial waste landfills.” The Texas study shows that even though municipal landfills may not legally receive “hazardous” wastes, the leachate they produce can be as dangerous as the leachate from hazardous waste landfills. Doctors Kirk Brown and K.C. Donnely at Texas A&M examined data on the composition of leachate from 58 landfills. The data they reviewed showed 113 different toxic chemicals in leachate from municipal landfills and only 72 in leachate from hazardous-waste landfills. Additionally, a breakdown of the chemical contents found that in both industrial and municipal landfill leachate, 32 chemicals cause cancer. In industrial landfill leachate, 10 chemicals cause birth defects, compared with 13 in municipal landfill leachate. And in industrial landfill leachate, 21 chemicals cause genetic damage, compared with the 22 genetic damage-causing chemicals found in municipal landfill leachate. Congratulations, Los Angeles. You are assisting Waste Management Inc., one of the largest and most lucrative waste managers in the world, as it expands profits on your dime. It turns out that W.M.’s Bradley Landfill in Sun Valley extracts about 50,000 gallons of leachate per week, tests it for chemicals, then drives to the nearest sewer connection and pumps the leachate – untreated – into our sewer lines that go to the Donald C. Tillman or Hyperion reclamation plants, and thus into the Los Angeles River and the Pacific Ocean. And everyone is OK with this? Leachate comes from water percolating through landfills; it may contain undesirable or toxic chemicals. Modern sanitary landfills are constructed to collect and treat leachate before it is released to the environment. A quick Google search indicates that, indeed, most decent landfills at least neutralize leachate before sending it off to be treated by the local citizenry. Not here. There’s also evidence that landfill leachate from our local landfills contain radioactive elements. According to a 2003 study, Bradley Landfill’s leachate contained tritium at 20,100 picocuries per liter over the drinking-water limit – that’s 1,000 times the normal background level. What effect is all this leachate and the chemicals it contains having on the sewer lines, the treatment plant and the effluent that is released into the Los Angeles River and then the ocean? So the question we should be asking is: Why are we subsidizing profits for W.M. while paying to harm ourselves? We suggest that Los Angeles ratepayers stop subsidizing W.M. Personally, we’re not interested in donating to W.M. We think the company’s ability to dump leachate into our sewer lines should be withdrawn. The environmental impact report for the proposed expansion of the Bradley Landfill is due to be released any time now. We will be interested in the water quality section that discusses this topic. Cynthia Despres is acting president of the East Valley Coalition/One LA. Ellen Mackey is an ecologist who lives in Sun Valley.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Wild Fuschia Bakehouse aiming to be ‘in the mix’ for lucrative US Market

first_imgThe Wild Fuschia Bakehouse are hoping their offering of a taste of home will prove a winner with the Irish diaspora in the USA.The Dunfanaghy based bakery’s line of dry bread mixes can bring fresh Donegal baking to kitchen tables around the world by allowing users to bake in their own home.With around 33 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry, the US market is a potentially lucrative one for Bakehouse proprietor Sian McCann who will travel to Philadelphia and Boston next month as part of a joint trade delegation from the Donegal and Derry / Strabane Councils. She plans to learn more about the US market by meeting with trade professionals and potential customers and explore the logistics of export.“We produce fresh breads, tray bakes and cakes for local retail and wholesale markets from March to December,” explained Sian.“The bakery is busy during the summer and holiday periods but quiet for the remainder of the year so to help stimulate sales during the winter months we have developed a small number of dry bread mixes.“While the mixes are meeting an existing demand within our own bakery and other local foodie outlets, a significant number of our customers are the Donegal diaspora who are taking both the bread and the mixes home with them. “The mixes replicate the breads made in the bakery, there are a maximum of five natural ingredients and they are free artificial colours and preservatives.”Sian McCann of the The Wild Fuschia Bakehouse one of seven businesses participating in the North West Trade and Investment Mission to the US in November.The line of mixes have already proved a hit with the Irish diaspora over the counter in her Main Street shop in Dunfanaghy but Sian has ambitious plans to take her sales to the next level and bring her product to them in the near future.“Based on my experience of working in the tourism industry for 10 years and in the bakery, I believe the bread mixes appeal to the diaspora as I have been selling them quite successfully from the bakery shop,” she continued.“It would, however, be much better if I could go to the market rather than waiting for them to come to me.“I would like to be able to research the market and get a feel for where the bread mixes sit in the market place in relation to their competitors. “This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with US based professionals and retailers and to discuss the requirements, pit falls and market opportunities.“I will be able to question my desk research surrounding the customers I am targeting, the needs I am addressing.“Also to find out the logistics of export as this is a new area for the business and for me personally.“I would also take the opportunity to get samples, check out my competitors, check the legal implications for my packaging and labelling and what requirements are needed to work with US distributors including the issue of currency fluctuations etc.” While much of her strategy for entering the US market will be determined by the connections and information she gathers next month, Sian has a clear vision for the company in the years ahead.“I want to invest in marketing and develop a fresh, modern on-line presence, exploiting the current social media to include e-sales, a blog and short video clips.“I believe we can increase sales by generating interest in home baking and encouraging people to give it a go and get over their fear of baking.“We want to develop a strong brand presence, initially in Donegal and the rest of Ireland and develop export links with the US and Northern Ireland and expand our range of bread mixes, based on the best-selling products from the bakery and market feedback.”The Trade and Investment Mission will be led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.It will include third level and further education providers and development organisations including the Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the North West Regional College and Donegal ETB.The mission takes place from 11-15 November and is funded by The Executive Office and the Irish Government.For more information on the trade mission visit www.irelandNW.com and follow the hashtag #IrelandNW19.Wild Fuschia Bakehouse aiming to be ‘in the mix’ for lucrative US Market was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more