Mico outlast UWI in epic Intercol finale

first_img For the first 10 minutes, both teams were perfect as Mico’s goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler, along with the UWI pair of goal shooter Thristina Harwood and goal attack Rebekah Robinson, were tied 10-10, before UWI had two turnovers late in the quarter and Mico took a 16-13 lead at the end of the quarter. The intensity continued in the second quarter, as Harwood and Robinson remained solid and with their teammates, former national senior captain Nadine Bryan at wing attack and the lanky goal defence, national player Shameera Sterling giving good support, UWI outscored Mico 12-9 to tie the game 25-25 at half-time. Excellent interceptions by Mico’s goal defence Vangelee Williams, a national player and goalkeeper Shanikka Johnson, coupled with Fowler’s craft, gave Mico a slight advantage with a 40-37 lead after three quarters. UWI battled hard but could not overcome the deficit and suffered a narrow loss eventually. Fowler led all scorers with 50 goals from 52 attempts, while Harwood led UWI with 28 from 30 tries. “I would consider this final as the best of the five we were in and this victory the best of the three as the competition was high quality and the girls came out and gave their best,” said Mico’s coach Annette Daley, who is also assistant coach of the national senior team. “Errors were made on both sides and we came out the best and I am not surprised about the closeness as UWI is a quality team as we played them earlier in the season and beat them by three.” Conrad Parkes, the coach of UWI, said: “Mico is a good team and so is UWI and we prepared well for the final, but in the game Mico kept their composure better than us and the turnovers in the last three minutes by my team cost us the game.” MICO University College ‘A’ topped the senior Intercollegiate netball competition after outlasting UWI ‘A’ 52-50 in an exciting and pulsating final at G.C. Foster College on Saturday, to regain the title they had won in 2013. Victory kept the Marescaux Road-based institution on course to sweep all titles in Intercollegiate netball, following their junior team’s one-sided 33-14 win in the final over G.C. Foster College ‘C’ earlier in the day. Mico had also won the Open rally earlier in the season. They can complete the sweep this afternoon, when Mico ‘B’ play UWI ‘B’ in the Intermediate final at 4:30 p.m., at the Leila Robinson Court. In a rescheduled semi-final on Saturday, UWI ‘B’ stopped EXED Community College 31-22. With both teams parading some of the country’s top national senior players, what was expected to be a thrilling senior final lived up to expectations and the large crowd was not disappointed, with clinical shooting a major highlight. Intense match-uplast_img read more

Hunt seminar hailed as ‘resounding success’

first_imgThe Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar has been hailed as a resounding success by the club representatives who attended, including Andrew Price, chairman of the KSAFA technical committee.The management team from 30 football clubs was in attendance to partake in a full day of insightful presentations from representatives in different industries. The panel explained to the audience how to improve their functions in detail and properly manage their clubs. The seminar that was held at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Kingston was also attended by the representatives of three clubs from St Mary.Miguel Williams, chairman, disciplinary committee, KSAFA, gave an informative presentation on the club constitution and Article of Association. Anika Smith, assistant vice-president for marketing at Mayberry Investments Limited, delivered an interactive presentation on how the clubs can market their activities on low budgets using social media promotion, guerrilla marketing, among other techniques.Match day preparationManager for the Jamaica national senior men’s team, Roy Simpson, explained the importance of match-day preparation and advised that it is vital that the coaches and managers pay attention to details and have pre, post and match day checklists to ensure things are going accordingly.Financial advice came from Gary Peart, CEO, Mayberry Investments, who encouraged the coaches and managers to seek professional assistance with their financial plans and showed them different ways to go about seeking sponsorship.”Mayberry is happy to be on board this initiative we encourage community development and we like giving back where we can. During my presentation, I didn’t use fancy big words or sugar-coated anything, I had one main objective and that was to explain to the coaches and managers that everyone everywhere has a sad story and nobody respect a sufferer. It’s important that they understand that no matter how bad the situation is perseverance is key,” said Peart.”In terms of managing their money it is also important that they have a financial plan outlining the basics, what do they have, what they need and determine how they will balance it. Getting a chartered accountant to review or advise on their financial plan could play a major role in the growing of the clubs,” he added.According to Price and other attendees, the information delivered by the various speakers was very insightful.”I think that all the clubs benefited from a management and administrative standpoint,” said Price. “They told us how to manage, how to market the clubs, how the clubs can get assistance in sponsorship, how we can manage our very meagre resources and how we can improve our club management on a year-on-year situation.”Coach of Central Kingston, Michael Howell, endorsed Price’s comments and said in many ways the information was extremely beneficial.”It was an eye-opener. It allowed you to pick up on things that you would have probably overlooked when it comes to managing and running the club,” he said.Price said the KSAFA club representatives also gained useful information from the referees about the laws of the game, by Garnett Page of the Jamaica Referees Association.”There were some interesting questions posed by the members of the clubs and it was a very interactive session and the clubs would have benefited from this experience,” he said. “I believe it was a resounding success and it will empower the members of KSAFA to continue building and developing good football players for the national programme.”Howell expressed the view that more seminars of a similar nature would be a big help to the clubs.last_img read more

Soltones shines for Smart; Generika makes it 2 straight

first_imgThe win enabled Smart to break a two-game losing streak which, according to starting setter Jasmine Nabor, they took very badly.“We told ourselves ‘let’s not go home without winning this’ because we really want to get back after losing those two games,” Nabor, a national team setter, said in Filipino.She was referring to straight sets losses to top teams Foton and Petron, which dampened the Giga Hitters’ strong opening day win over Sta. Lucia Realty.Middle blocker Czarina Carandang finished with 14 points for Smart which out-attacked Cocolife, 63-53, all match long. Nabor had six points aside from 24 excellent sets.Jerrili Malabanan and Joyce Sta. Rita added 10 points each for Smart.ADVERTISEMENT In the second game, Generika-Ayala chalked its second straight win at the expense of Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-7, 25-11, 25-21.The Lifesavers improved to 2-3 while inflicting on the Lady Realtors their fifth defeat in as many matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Maybe that confidence we got after beating F2 Logistics carried on today,” said Angeli Araneta, referring to their breakthrough 19-25, 25-22, 25-26, 28-26 win over the Cargo Movers on Tuesday.Araneta and Riri Meneses each scored 11 points for Generika-Ayala. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Grethcel Soltones (left) powers in a point for Smart in their game against Cocolife. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGrethcel Soltones unleashed 17 points and got enough help from her teammates to power Smart past Cocolife, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, Thursday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The ever-giggling hitter with sledgehammer arms slammed down points at will, including three in the final frame, to ensure the Giga Hitters’ second win in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Pantino, Eala trump rivals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

OPINION ON SABLE MINING SCANDAL

first_imgGLOBAL, the Liberian public interest group, empowered to change the social and economic conditions in Liberia for the greater good, today releases its opinion on the Sable Mining scandal in Liberia.GLOBAL is calling for the immediate resignation of Alex J. Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman. The People of Liberia deserve to be represented by individuals who can offer their full attention to solving their problems, says Global. The group considers corruption in Liberia as synonymous with Ebola due to its crippling socioeconomic effect. Moreover, evidence shows poverty invites corruption while corruption tends to deepen the effects of poverty. Evidence also shows corruption discourages foreign direct investment and bilateral aid to developing countries. Therefore, Liberians must remain vigilant in standing up against corrupt public servants if we are to eradicate abject poverty in our nation, said GLOBAL.Liberia’s legal system is best known for cloning the functions of statutory organs established by law. The alleged bribery incident does not need a special presidential taskforce. Liberia has an Anti-Corruption Commission and a Justice Ministry that are empowered by legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. However, we are compelled to say that the Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration is best known for establishing ineffective commissions of inquiry to investigate well-documented cases with no compelling history of successful prosecution, GLOBAL charged.Moreover, the composition of the Presidential Task Force creates worrying doubts of success judging it is led by an individual convicted of felony charges in the United States. Be as it may, GLOBAL is urging the government of Liberia to expand the Task Force by inviting civil society organizations and others to join the Task Force. An expanded task force will create more transparency and accountability, thus allowing the Liberian people to have confidence in the justice system.Criminal Court A subpoenaed four financial institutions to produce bank statements of United States dollar accounts belonging to several public officials. However, one of the recipients of Sable Mining’s corrupt largesse, who happens to be the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Director of the National Security Agency, Mr. Fumba Sirleaf, was never mentioned in the subpoena. GLOBAL is calling on the task force to look into this matter.Global is appealing to fellow Liberians to allow the justice system to carry out its legal functions. “We believe this case will lead to more investigations into corruption and economic sabotage by government officials. Additionally, we are demanding investigations of the General Auditing Commission, the National Oil Company of Liberia, the National Security Agency, and the John F Kennedy Medical Center. Finally, we challenge our citizens to remain vigilant and continue to follow this investigation without taking sides. GLOBAL is asking Liberians to stop accepting money or “cold water” from shady characters as payment for staging fraudulent demonstrations in their behalf. This behavior is unethical and corrupt.GLOBAL stands against corruption and supports the rule of law in Liberia. We are of the conviction that nobody should be above the Rule of Law since selective justice has the tendency to start chaos which is replete in Liberia’s history.Again, GLOBAL is calling for the immediate resignation of Speaker Tyler and Senator Sherman and an investigation into Fumba Sirleaf’s participation in the alleged bribery case.“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie WieselShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Test results key to re-opening Romedo Springs

first_imgLocated about 45 miles from Fort St. John in the Buick Creek area, water from the site is intended to be used by several hundred people for agricultural purposes only.“Because it is a fresh water spring, it is not a potable water spring,” explains PRRD chair Lori Ackerman. “So since the regulations around water systems and waste water systems have changed dramatically – pretty much since Walkerton – owners of those systems must post that they are potable or non-potable and recommending [how] they [should] be used – and in this case it’s recommending use for agriculture.”Ackerman adds, “Even if they’re using it just for agriculture use, they need to be very cognisant that proper food handling techniques need to be in place and cooked appropriately, and ensuring that there’s no opportunity for cross-contamination “- Advertisement -In a news release issued last Thursday, the PRRD said if any person had drawn water from the site for “personal consumption” in the last 10 days it was “advisable to boil the water.”That noted, Ackerman clarified what appears to be a usage contradiction.“We’ve been told that some people really like the spring and will use it for personal consumption,” Ackerman goes on to say. “That’s a risk that they take – there is a sign posted there by the regional district indicating that it is for agriculture use only.”Advertisement As of last report, the PRRD had not received any human illness or livestock infection reports, but the source of the contamination remained unidentified.E. coli is spread through contaminated fecal matter from animals carrying the disease, but locating them can be difficult because they are typically not sick themselves.However, it is the results of the current water testing and not the identification of the source of the contamination which will ultimately determine when the spring is re-opened.last_img read more

WHERE ARE DONEGAL’S 468 JOBS? – MacLOCHLAINN

first_imgDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has asked the IDA and the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Richard Bruton where are Donegal’s 468 jobs?Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnAccording to Deputy Mac Lochlainn, that should have been Donegal’s fair share of the 13,367 jobs created by the IDA in 2013 with Donegal’s population making up 3.5% of the states population.Deputy Mac Lochlainn described this Government’s record on inward investment to Donegal as “shockingly bad”. He said “In the past two years, you could count on one hand the number of site visits to Donegal facilitated by the IDA. Week after week, the people of Donegal hear of new job announcements in Dublin, Cork and Galway. When will this Government deliver Donegal’s fair share?“If we ignored the levels of unemployment in Donegal at twice the state average and just asked for our population share of IDA jobs, then at 3.5% of the states population, that should have been 468 jobs last year. When we finally have the 2013 job creation numbers by the IDA in Donegal, it will be miles away from our fair share yet Minister Bruton recently described this record in the Dáil as a “strong performance”.He added the announcement by the IDA that they will develop an office building in Letterkenny this year to attract investment is of course welcome but it is nowhere near enough.Athlone and Waterford will have 25,000 square foot facilities built this year by the IDA for example, he said. “The people of Donegal need to hear real job creation targets for the IDA. The success of companies like Pramerica and United Health- PacifiCare and the excellent work of LYIT and the CoLab facility have demonstrated the potential of our county for inward investors.“Under the “Horizon 2020” targets, 50% of all investments facilitated by the IDA every year were to be in the regions outside of Dublin and Cork. This year they fell well short again at 30%. At state level, it could be argued that the IDA have done a decent job in attracting investment, but it is absolutely clear that they continue to fail the regions and particularly, Donegal.“2014 has to be the year that this failure stops. This county has so much to offer. The Government and the IDA need to meet us half way”. WHERE ARE DONEGAL’S 468 JOBS? – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: January 4th, 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:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalIDAjobslast_img read more

ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: ST MICHAELS IMPRESSIVE AS THEY POWER PAST ST EUNANS

first_imgSt Michaels got their league campaign back-on-track with a hugely impressive victory over league champions St Eunans at O’Donnell Park earlier this afternoon. Colm McFadden was in stunning form as St Michaels powered past the challenge of St Eunans earlier this afternoon.St Michaels recorded a comprehensive 3-15 to 1-09 victory over the Letterkenny men who struggled to cope with the lively inside forward line of Colm McFadden, Oisin Langan and Michael Langan.17 year-old Michael Langan scored 1-2 from play, and was a constant menace to the St Eunans back-line. Oisin Langan expertly dispatched his two goals and was lively throughout the game, while Colm McFadden was in irresistible form.McFadden scored some sensational points particularly in the second-half, and the St Eunans defence were helpless in their attempts to stop the 2012 All-Star.The first-half was a close affair with both sides enjoying lengthy spells of dominance.Rory Kavanagh was excellent in the first-half and scored 1-2 in the opening period, but a goal from Michael Langan ensured St Michaels led by a point at the interval. In what was an excellent opening half of football, the only contentious moment was the decision by the referee Shaun McLaughlin to award Michael Gallagher with a black card.Gallagher was adjudged to have cynically dragged down Rory Kavanagh as the Donegal star powered down on goal.It appeared that Gallagher made a genuine attempt to win the ball and correct the decision would’ve been to award the free.The decision to show Gallagher the black card angered the large following of St Michaels supporters who felt the decision was harsh and unnecessary.However, once Oisin Langan found the net ten minutes into the second-half there was no way back for St Eunans as St Michaels powered on. St Michaels had a number of impressive performers on show, with Christy Toye, Ciaran Gallagher, Antoin McFadden and Michael Cannon controlling the game from the middle sector of the pitch.For St Eunans Rory Kavanagh and Eamon Doherty performed well, but Maxi Curran will be worried by his side’s collapse in the second-half.St Michaels will be delighted with the victory and the manner of the performance, especially after losing both fixtures last weekend to Ardara and Malin respectively.ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: ST MICHAELS IMPRESSIVE AS THEY POWER PAST ST EUNANS was last modified: June 8th, 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:GAAnewsSportlast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH BRIAN MCCORMICK SPORTS AND LEISURE – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgSt Eunan’s G.A.A. are delighted to announce Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure, Main St. Letterkenny as the official and exclusive partner for club gear for 2015.Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure have a long standing relationship with the club for which we are very grateful. They exclusively stock a wide range of of official club casual wear and training/playing gear, as professionally modelled by some of the members of the underage Boys and Girls and Senior Men’s and Ladies football and Hurling players.The club would like to thank Brian and all the staff at Mc Cormick’s sports for their continued support for our games and for the fantastic range of club gear on offer.Pictured are club members wearing some of the range of official club gear exclusively available at Mc Cormick’s.Mr. Brian Mc Cormick, Club Chairman Cathal Greene and members of the club executive at the official launch. Underage players Caoimhe McGonigle , Noel & Ciara O’Donnell.  Senior Footballer Oisin Carr, Hurler Sean Mc Veigh  and Ladies Football captain Eimhear Bradley modelling some of the exclusive club gear available exclusively at McCormick’s Sports.ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH BRIAN MCCORMICK SPORTS AND LEISURE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 6th, 2015 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more

BUSINESSES WON’T GET CHEAPER WATER RATES UNDER IRISH WATER – TD

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle says that a reduction in water rates for commercial use in the switchover to Irish Water appears unlikely, despite recent reports to the contrary.Speaking on the matter in the Dáil this week, the Independent TD for Donegal asked the Minister for Environment Phil Hogan if he foresees a reduction in commercial water rates under Irish Water in view of the fact that the local authorities have been operating the ‘polluter pays’ principle in relation to commercial water rates for many years and full cost recovery for the supply of water to commercial users.“There have been reports that there would be a reduction in commercial rates because domestic users have been getting water for ‘free’ and commercial users have been paying for everyone, but I don’t believe that to be the case. “Local authorities operated for many years on a full cost recovery basis in the charging of commercial users and also operating in the ‘polluter pays’ principle in setting water charges, which means that the aspect to supply water to commercial users in local authority areas is fully paid for by those commercial users so it will have no bearing on the cost of providing water for domestic users or the charges in relation to that, so I believe commercial users will not see a significant reduction.“The Minister stated that it will be a matter for the Commission for Energy Regulation to determine the appropriateness of costs incurred in the operation of Irish Water as part of the process of setting the tariffs for both the domestic and non-domestic sector in the future, so to say that the commercial sector will see a reduction is simply untrue.“As a centralised authority Irish Water could well create a set rate for all commercial users on a nationwide basis, which may result in a slight reduction in some areas, but in reality it is unlikely that the majority of commercial users will see any reduction in their water rates,” stated Pringle.  BUSINESSES WON’T GET CHEAPER WATER RATES UNDER IRISH WATER – TD was last modified: June 15th, 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:BUSINESSES WON’T GET CHEAPER WATER RATES UNDER IRISH WATER – TDlast_img read more

DONEGAL LGFA: UPDATED U13 GIRLS FIXTURES FOR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

first_imgA REVISED timetable for games in the play-offs for the U13 Girls League has been released for this Saturday.Matches at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy see quarter finals in the A section and semi-finals in the B and C sections.Fourteen teams will be taking part. Club managers are asked to note throw-in times must be adhered to so that all matches can be completed on time. Fixtures and Rules below:2.30pm Moville v Termon – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final2.30pm Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunan’s – Pitch 2 – Section A Quarter Final3.30pm Mac Cumhaills v Cloughaneely – Pitch 1 – Section C Semi Final 3.30pm Glenswilly v Convoy – Pitch 2 – Section C Semi Final4.30pm Downings v Glenfin – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final4.30pm Buncrana v St Michael’s – Pitch 2 – Section B Semi Final5.30pm Naomh Muire v St Naul’s – Pitch 1 – Section B Semi FinalGames – 25 minutes each way – 5 minute break – rolling substitutions during breaks in play from the half-way point of the pitch. 11-a-side (or 13-a-side on agreement of BOTH teams). In the event of a draw, 5 minutes each way of additional time.No coaching from behind goals. Coaches and mentors are not allowed onto the pitch during play and are asked to respect the directions of the referee and officials at all times.DONEGAL LGFA: UPDATED U13 GIRLS FIXTURES FOR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalLGFAOCTOBER 18U13 fixtureslast_img read more