Defending daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College will get their title defence under way when they clash with Group H rivals Edwin Allen High to open the 2015 Flow/ISSA schoolboy football season at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.The game is the second of a triple-header. Action begins at 2:30 p.m. with a Manning Cup showdown between defending champions Jamaica College and Calabar High. This will be followed by the Clarendon College/Edwin Allen clash at 4:20 p.m.The evening’s final match will pit many-time daCosta Cup winners Cornwall College against Irwin High in the opening Group A encounter starting at 6:45 pm.Head coaching duty at Edwin Allen resides with Conroy Brown, the man who steered them to the inter-zone round last year, and he is already brimming with confidence ahead of his team’s clash against the champions.He told The Gleaner that team spirit is high and they are rearing to get a crack at the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-conditioned Clarendon College outfit.”We are well prepared; we are confident and we are ready to go do the job,” said Brown.No surprise there, as although they were defeated twice by the eventual champions in the group stage last year, including a 1-2 loss in their return fixture, coach Brown is positive it will be a different result after this evening’s final whistle.”Edwin Allen will be in Montego Bay to win; not to lay down and play dead this time around. We have an idea of what this Clarendon College team will put out there and we are focused on getting three points from our first match,” he said.It’s a much more straightforward deal for Clarendon College. Davis said he is under no pressure to win, but will be positioning his team for victory nonetheless and will play like the champions they are.Confident nevertheless”We are under no pressure at all to perform. We know what we have to do and we have the team to get it done. This game, like all the others, will be tough, but we are confident of a good showing,” Davis said.Meanwhile, Cornwall College, the 11-time champions look set for a strong start to the competition against Irwin, who they swamped 11-0 in one match and 3-0 in the return game of the group stage for a 14-0 aggregate. It could be a similar mountain to climb for Oscar Irving’s Irwin this year.The pundits all believe this Dr Dean Weatherly team is even more impressive than the one they had last year, and that should send shivers down the spines of Irwin.”It wasn’t nice looking at the score against us. But it’s a new season with the same team, so we have that experience behind us. I think we can spring a surprise against Cornwall; it’s what the players keep talking about,” Irving said.Dr Weatherly wants a good start.”It’s always important to start on the front foot and that is our aim. Three points in any situation is important and as a team we strive to be the best. Therefore a victory is what we are expecting against Irwin,” he said.
Another attack on ECD MallBusiness owners and employees at the Mon Repos Mall, on the East Coast ofPolice investigating the robbery at the Mon Repos Mall on ThursdayDemerara, are calling for Police protection following the latest incident of armed robbery at the establishment. Their noted fears follow Thursday’s brazen daylight robbery, where three gun-toting bandits executed a robbery on the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) office within the Mon Repos Mall. On this occasion, the gunmen fired shots as they fled the scene.Sometime after 13:00h on Thursday, three men entered GPL’s Mon Repos branch and held up the staff and a customer at gunpoint, robbing them of their valuables. The bandits allegedly tied up approximately four persons, including the security guard and ordered them to be quiet. They relieved the guard of his firearm.The affected persons were visibly shaken when this publication visited the scene moments after the brazen attack. However, residents and vendors in the area told the media that the three bandits were seen rushing out of the building, one armed with a knife and the other two seen with handguns.“I see the guy come out with a knife in his hand. A guy get attacked and they take away he phone and then after that, two more guys come out and when he meet at the mall here, one fired a shot and come back at the vehicle and fire a next shot,” an eyewitness said.The trio was said to have entered a silver Toyota Allion car and escaped. Additionally, persons in the area criticised the Police’s response, highlighting that several calls to the Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara Police Station went unanswered.“We call the Police station, no assistance,” a worker in the area noted.At the scene, investigators and Police officials were however seen scanning the area and taking prints as they continued investigations in an effort to nab the suspects. GPL’s Executive Management, through a release late Thursday, expressed concern over “the threat to the lives of staff and customers.”GPL disclosed that the centre will be closed today and on Saturday,August 12, indicating that service will resume in the new week.Previous mall attacksOn August 3, five persons – three customers and two sales representatives – were robbed of cash, mobile phones and other valuables, including I-pads, at the Mon Repos Mall’s E-networks store. Similarly, the bandits fled in a waiting motorcar.In January 2016, four bandits invaded the Bank of Baroda branch located on the ground floor of this mall, at about 12:50h on the day in question, and relieved the female security guard of her .32 service revolver before robbing the entity of more than $2 million in cash. Several persons were charged for that crime.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Before a post-season exhibition basketball game in February to raise funds for Saugus High School’s sports programs, Principal Bill Bolde did a little fundraising of his own. Bill had called and e-mailed the entire list of his “circle of friends” to get them to pledge whatever amount they felt comfortable with for each basket he made in one hour. A portion of the donations would be earmarked for the Saugus High SAMMY awards to be presented at the Athletic Awards Banquet in May with the remainder going to the Senior Center Foundation. Donation pledges ranged from 10 cents to $2 each. Who knew that Bill would toss nearly 900 shots, making 472 of them! As he attempted each shot, his able assistants Kris and Charlotte would relay the balls back to him as the crowd grew, cheering him on. For his Herculean efforts, Bill collected more than $7,000 in pledges, of which $5,000 was presented to Duane Harte on April 16. The Senior Center Foundation will use the money to help support the many programs offered to Santa Clarita Valley seniors through the Senior Center. The SCV Senior Center Charitable Foundation was founded in 2006 in the hope that many people like Bill Bolde would become involved and through each of their “circle of friends,” new support for the care of our ever increasing senior population would be possible. Bill Bolde is a founding trustee of the foundation. Valleynews.com reporter Carol Rock posted this story for Duane Harte April 18 on the Santa Clarita Valley hub of valleynews.com.
A very busy Letterkenny restaurant requires a chef on a full-time basis. Job Description• Minimum three years’ experience in busy environment• Full time hours• Available to work weekends• A working knowledge of HACCP• Work on own initiative as well as take direction• To ensure quality control and high level of hygiene is maintained at all times Person Specification• High attention to detail• Have a flair for food• Must be a team player• Positive approach to work• Good interpersonal skills with kitchen staff, front of house staff and managementIf you think you fulfil this criteria please send you CV to firstname.lastname@example.orgJob Vacancy: Letterkenny restaurant requires full-time chef was last modified: April 28th, 2017 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)
Paul pictured with Daniel and mum Ann-Marie before last night’s fundraising concert.Daniel O’Donnell last night put his Christmas holidays on hold to come to the aid of a young boy whose dream it is to walk.The singer, who has completed downscaled his tour schedule to spend more time with wife Majella, said he couldn’t say no to little Paul Doherty and played a charity concert for him.Paul, from Killygordon, was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair. But his mother Ann-Marie never gave up hope of him walking one day and now Paul will have an operation in March 2015.While the operation does not guarantee the five year old lad will take his first steps, his mum is determined he gets a chance.In recent months Ann-Marie has undertaken to raise the €60,000 needed for the operation in America.Amazingly Ann-Marie has now come up with the cash and thousands of euro raised from last night’s concert by Daniel, will help fund Paul’s months of rehabilitation. Daniel met up with Paul and his mum before last night’s concert at the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey.“We all know what a wonderful person Daniel is but when he agreed to do a concert for Paul I was just gobsmacked. We have worked so hard to get he money for Paul’s operation but the concert was just the icing on the cake.“We had a lovely chat with Daniel before the concert and h is just such a nice person. He’s so busy and for him to give up a night of his Christmas holidays says what kind of a man he is,” said Anne Marie.Paul and his family will travel to America in March where he will have his operation.The procedure, called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg Anne Marie explained “Since Paul could talk he always told me “Mammy, I want to walk”. It broke my heart to see him stuck in a wheelchair not been able to run about with his brother and sister or even to be able to pick up a toy from the floor that he wanted to play with.“Paul is a happy boy, playful and full of devilment! As his mother, I always fought to get him the services and therapies he needed. While the HSE gave Paul what they could they could never offer him the opportunity to be able to walk.“Now we’re on the verge of making his dream come true. To see him being able to walk into school rather than being pushed in his wheelchair is all we have ever wanted,” she said.DANIEL PUTS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS ON HOLD TO HELP LITTLE PAUL WALK was last modified: December 29th, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegaloperationpaul dohertyWALK
GAA: Donegal defender Eamon McGee has admitted that in order to be a top inter-county defender you need to be a bit of a bollocks. McGee is one of best defenders in the game and has been a mainstay of the Donegal defence for the best part of a decade.How he has never won an All-Star is a mystery – but that hasn’t diminished his status has one of the game’s best defenders.McGee wrote an excellent column in The Irish Daily Star on Saturday in which he analysed the first instalment of the Mayo and Dublin All-Ireland semi-final. It was a controversial game with many of the games main talking points surrounding incidents that occurred off the ball.However, McGee said that while the game boiled over and there were some unsavoury incidents – most of the players will meet up and have a few pints over the winter.McGee says such flashpoints are to be expected because it’s tribal warfare between two sides desperate for victory.McGee said, “It was a physical encounter and there was a lot of needle in it, but they’ll be no ill-feeling between the players and they’ll met up for beers during the winter. “Sunday was two tribes going to war and there’s always going to be physicality when the stakes are so high.McGee admitted that every player especially at the top-level will do whatever it takes to win and sometimes that means being as he put it as a bit of a bollox.McGee said, “It’s impossible to be a gentlemen on the pitch and do the job especially if you’re a defender.“If you want to be a top-class inter-county defender then you have to be a bit of a bollox.”MCGEE – ‘IN ORDER TO BE A TOP CLASS DEFENDER YOU NEED TO BE A BIT OF A BOLLOCKS’ was last modified: September 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:GAAnewsSport
Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY REVEALED latest Heading into the match, Arsenal have no new injury worries with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the defender, recovering from a dead leg in time to feature.But how could the Gunners line-up against Watford? You can see talkSPORT.com’s predicted Arsenal XI below… changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Troy Deeney has captained Watford to a brilliant start to the season revealed Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? silverware whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal bid to move into the top four for the first time this season when they host Watford on Saturday afternoon.The high-flying Hornets have surprised all the critics backing them for relegation before the season began by sitting in the upper reaches of the Premier League table. Most read in Premier League gameday cracker tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City predicted Predicted line-up: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang; Lacazette They are currently on a three-game run without a win in all competitions, but Javi Gracia, their manager, will know they can move as high as second by defeating Arsenal.Unai Emery’s side head into the game on the back of six-straight wins in all competitions, but they will be wary of the Hornets having lost to them in each of the past two seasons. In 2016/17 Watford secured their first ever league victory at the Emirates, before Tom Cleverley scored an injury time winner to down the Gunners at Vicarage Road last term. 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update
A Donegal businessman has turned the search for love into a clever marketing tool for his festival. Joseph Jackson has cleverly used the dating app TINDER to market his forthcoming food festival which takes place this weekend.And he has ben inundated with people for his festival which takes place in Letterkenny this weekend. The casual dating app has become a social media phenomenon and has completely dominated the dating scene all over the world.People upload their profiles on to the app – and can then search hundreds of other profiles within 100 miles of their location in their attempts to find ‘love’ or ‘lust’.The concept is very simple, if you like someone’s profile you can swipe left for ‘nope’ or right for ‘like’.Once you successfully match with someone you can then converse with them and find out more about them. TINDER has been an incredible success in the dating industry, but that hasn’t stopped businesses from using it as a social media marketing platform.Dominoes Pizza gave away FREE pizza to users on TINDER on Valentine’s Day earlier this year and they got over 230,000 matches in the process.Businesses use TINDER to grab the attention of people who may be unaware of their brand, product or event. Joe Jackson, who has organised the Home-grown Food Festival which takes place this weekend in Letterkenny decided to use TINDER to generate more exposure for the event.He got over ONE HUNDRED matches on TINDER and the decision to use the dating tool to market his business has been a fantastic success. Joe told Donegal Daily. “I have heard of other businesses using TINDER to create awareness of their brand or the new product they’ve launched, so I decided to do the same.“It was a bit of craic really, but I thought it would do no harm and it certainly didn’t.“Basically, I created my profile, but all that was on it was pictures that exclusively related to this year’s festival. While Joe attracted plenty of interest from users on TINDER with images of the tasty treats on offer at the festival, he landed himself in hot water with TINDER watchdogs. “I got a great reaction and had lots of people enquire about the festival which was great, but some users complained because I wasn’t using the dating app for the reasons it was designed for.“I was removed from TINDER for about a day before they re-instated my profile.“It was a great way to generate exposure on the event we have organised, and I wish we had done it sooner.Joe did say he had to let some TINDER users down gently when they looked to converse with him in their search for love.“Some users from both sexes were keen to converse with me, but I had to let them know nicely that I wasn’t interested in using TINDER for that and just wanted to promote the festival!The two-day Home-Grown Food Festival kicks-off tomorrow at the LYIT campus and it promises to be a great event.DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN DISCOVERS FESTIVAL-GOERS HAVE AN APPETITE ……..FOR LOVE! was last modified: July 9th, 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)
Dungloe GAA Club are currently finalising plans for the Annual Martello Event that takes places during the Mary From Dungloe Festival in Maghery. As this year is the 50th celebrations of the Mary from Dungloe Festival the club are changing a few things to do with the event and adding a new dimension to it with a route change for the cycle and a new twist to the water event.The Adult Martello (17 years and over) event includes a 22k cycle, 4.2k run, 100 meter kayak, 800 meter run for adults. The Race is open to all genders and teams (2 adults any combination) can also take part. The Junior Martello for 16 year olds or younger and includes a 3.5k cycle, 800 meter run, 50 meter kayak and an 800 meter run.Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.Pre-registration and briefing takes place on Friday 4th August from 6:30-7:30 in Dungloe GAA Club House. Registration and briefing on Saturday 5th August from 9am in the Ionad an Mhachaire Centre, Maghery with the event starting at 10am sharp.Check out Facebook page Martello Adventure Race for on-line registration.Presentation of prizes will take place after the event at the Centre in Maghreb with refreshments provided. There will be medals for all competitors.A great morning of fun is guaranteed for all the family.Prices: U12 & U16 – €5; Adults – €20; Teams of 2 – €30The club will be calling on anyone available to help on the day with stewarding etc to let any committee member know as soon as possible. Dungloe GAA club finalising plans for annual ‘Martello’ event was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
18 March 2008Rainbow Nation Renewable Fuels (RNRF) is currently constructing a R1.5-billion soybean processing facility at South Africa’s Coega industrial development zone, to supply the local market with soybean meal, soybean oil and biodiesel.In a statement issued this week, RNRF said that the factory, at Coega outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province, would be the largest of its kind in Africa, with production commencing in the second half of 2009.According to the company, the operation will generate over R4.5-billion in turnover for the local economy and will provide 350 new permanent full-time jobs, 725 additional jobs in related industries and a further 800 jobs in the construction of the facility.“The investment will provide a significant boost to the South African and Eastern Cape economies,” said RNRF managing director Geoff Mordt.“The facility will process soybeans producing soybean meal and soybean oil. It is planned to develop capacity to manufacture soybean oil into biodiesel and pharmaceutical glycerine.”RNRF is majority-owned by Sydney, Australia-based National Biofuels Group, while 26% of equity is being allocated to local broad-based black economic empowerment groups.Improving food, energy securityRNRF will produce 800 000 tons of soybean meal, a key ingredient for livestock industries such as the rapidly expanding chicken meat industry.“South Africa’s soybean farmers and livestock industries such as poultry, pork, dairy, beef and aquaculture producers stand to reap enormous rewards,” said Mordt.“The facility will consume one million tons of soybeans annually providing a consistent local demand that South African farmers can rely on year after year,” he explained.He said that the company was currently working with local farmers, agricultural cooperatives and emerging-farmer groups to significantly expand their local supplier base of soybeans, adding that the company’s operation would improve food availability for the domestic market and ensure food security.“Our facility’s local soybean meal production will be a boost for local livestock industries and will help improve the nation’s balance of payments,” Mordt said. “South African imports of soybean meal reached 812 000 tons last year, up 20% on the previous year.”Fledgling biofuel industryMordt said the factory was the first integrated soybean processing facility to be announced since the government released its biofuels industrial strategy in December last year.He added that their application to the authorities to produce up to 288-million litres of biodiesel per year, from a feedstock produced by South African farmers, were at an advanced stage.He said his company’s investment was the first major commitment to progressing the fledgling South African biofuels industry, and it was committed to delivering a renewable fuel that would reduce the harmful effects of greenhouse gases and toxic emissions produced by fossil fuels.“Soybeans are an ideal biodiesel feedstock in South Africa, helping to ensure the nation’s food security,” he said. “Growth of the local soybean industry will strengthen local agriculture and rural development, adding a key source of protein to the human food chain as well as providing a sustainable feedstock for premium quality biodiesel.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material