New recruit aims to give Boyz a lift

first_imgNew Reggae Boy Clayton Donaldson believes his stint with the Jamaica national team in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers will prove fruitful. Donaldson, who currently plays for Birmingham in the English Championship, has a reputation for scoring goals and has been prolific for his last three clubs. And the player, who has two caps for England’s C team, is also respected for his all-round play and wants to carry his good form into Jamaica’s national set-up. “I have been chosen to try to improve the (Jamaica) team and try to give my best and score goals. I have scored goals in England at all levels, so I am here and I will try to give my best and get goals for Jamaica as well,” he told reporters following a press conference at the Pineapple Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday. “The aim is to help the team try and achieve their goals and reach the World Cup. I am a striker and I try to get goals, and if my goals can help Jamaica reach the World Cup, then so be it,” he added. His ancestral homeland Donaldson, now 31 years, admits he had aspirations of playing for England, but has long followed Jamaica’s football, and the opportunity to play for his ancestral homeland just came. “I watched some of the players in England, so I knew a lot of players. I grew up with Theodore Whitmore and Ian Goodison when they played at Hull City. I was a youngster coming through so I used to watch them all the time. So as time went by I knew for a fact that I wanted to play for the Reggae Boyz. “I was playing League One before, so internationally you miss games. When you play in the Championship you can get international breaks where you can go and play for your country and not miss games for your club, and that was a major factor. So the opportunity came along this year,” he explained. “Also, my family from the past is Jamaican and it was easy for me to represent that. It was one of the main reasons, and once I got the opportunity I wanted to come and help Jamaica reach the World Cup,” he added. Donaldson says he knows the public will be very demanding when they face Panama in the first semi-final-round game at the National Stadium on Friday, beginning at 9 p.m., but he has no doubt he can get the job done. “It will be a test, but I believe in my ability and that I can achieve something with Jamaica, and I have every confidence in my ability to come here and do well for Jamaica,” he said.last_img read more

Paul Lee: BPC award won’t mean anything if Magnolia doesn’t win PBA title

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee’s celebration, however, was shortlived when the Hotshots lost to Alaska, 90-76, in Game 4 of the finals and that defeat tied the series at 2-2.It was Magnolia’s second straight loss, negating the momentum from its 2-0 start in the title round.“Of course I’m very happy with this award but I’d be even happier if we can win the championship,” said Lee who finished with 14 points and eight rebound but was cold from the field shooting at a 4-of-13 clip.“Because all of this won’t mean anything if we can’t win the championship.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s Paul Lee has long established himself as one of the elite players in the PBA after breaking into the scene as the top rookie of the 2011-2012 season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Honorio Banario surprised, honored to get belt promotion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments He is also a one-time Finals MVP with Rain or Shine and part of the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup champion team and on Wednesday he added another hardware to his growing collection.Lee won his first Best Player of the Conference plum of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, but the veteran guard deflected the credit.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“There are a lot of players who deserve that award and we all know that,” said Lee Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I just got lucky because I’m in the finals and my chances got better because of it.”“But we all know there are also others who deserve this award.” After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

LEC Promises Stable Electricity in 2019

first_imgMr. Howe, deputy managing director for operation, transmission and distribution at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, speaks with newsmen.The deputy managing director for operations, transmission, and distribution at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Joseph Y. Howe, says the corporation is poised to provide stable electricity across the country in 2019.Mr. Howe spoke to newsmen yesterday at the LEC’s Bushrod Island office in Monrovia when he indicated that the corporation will provide uninterrupted 24hrs electricity and increased access to power next year.“We want to double the number of electricity users by 2019 and also reduce the price of electricity. The corporation will ensure that those using LEC’s current will not turn their machines off in 2019,” Mr. Howe said.According to him, 80 staffs of the LEC are currently in Nigeria and are undergoing training in networking, power distribution, and repair of transformers, an initiative that will impact power distribution in the upcoming year.“We have 34-35 megawatts and hope to sustain it in 2019 and add more people to the network from the hydro. Because of the management contract, this year has been tough for us; but the LEC is poised now to better handle connection and other problems,” he said.He said people who are stealing electricity want legitimate power and because they cannot have it they get involved in power theft.“We will also reduce the length of time customers take to get power. We will change the story and have a stable access to power. We continue to get some of the big businesses using LEC’s power and more are requesting for power,” he said.He said the corporation has brought about 5,000 meters into the country, which will be used to replace customers whose meters are damaged, and also for people who have paid for their meters and are yet to be connected.“The network is now more stable as compared to the past. We continue to be aggressive with the maintenance program. We also experience that a lot of transformers are being damaged, which is due to the demand on the network,” he said.He said President Weah called on all government officials not to complain of problems as they have been appointed to solve a problem.“The reason we have planned to breach the gap between supply and demand is that there is a huge gap between the power that is being generated and to the one being supplied,” he said.He said the government has reduced its debt from US$9 million to US$800,000, which is welcoming news for the LEC.“We still have challenges at the LEC in procuring meters and other connective materials. The LEC’s problem has now been elevated to a national security issue and gives the corporation the opportunity to do single sourcing. We are moving forward with all procurement processes and we are now procuring 90-100 pieces of transformers,” Mr. Howe said.“We are not at the level the corporation should be moving in power distribution, because the plan called for increased access to electricity by 70 percent by 2030, which the corporation is below. We will not reach the 70 percent if the corporation keeps moving at the same level,” he noted.He said negotiations with the Minister of State is ongoing to allow donors and partners to align their programs with the current government’s goal.“We don’t want to see any contract lasting for more than three years, as it is supposed to move as quickly as possible. We need to move from PowerPoint, excess sheet and emails to actual work. Our people want to see that poles are planted and that power is distributed to their homes and businesses,” he said.He added that the corporation has launched a campaign to connect street lights for the Christmas season, along with restoring broken poles.“We have completed Fish Market to Vamoma, ELWA junction, Duport Road junction, Broad Street and other parts of Monrovia. Beginning today, we will be visiting various communities from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M., thereby ensuring that our people have full access to electricity during the festive season,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League to hold AGM on September 25

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League will be holding an Annual General Meeting on September 25.According to Melissa Stowe, of the Women’s Soccer League, the AGM is an opportunity for prospective members to find out what the League is about and to learn about plans for the upcoming season.For those interested in playing for the fall/winter season, registration is currently open until September 30 with a cost of $175.00 per player.- Advertisement -Stowe says late registrations will be accepted from October 1 to the 7 with an additional fee of $50.00.The fall/winter season will start on October 18 and run until February 20, 2020, with tournaments taking place from November 1 to the 3 and February 28 to March 1.Registration can be made online through the League’s website or dropped off at the mailbox located at 9615 – 96 Avenue.Advertisement Registration forms can also be sent by email to fsjwsl@gmail.com.The Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League Annual General Meeting is taking place September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse on 96 Avenue.last_img read more

It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where Britney is?

first_imgI like Britney. She’s talented. She’s cute. And I think she’s a victim of her own success. Rumor has it her mom lives locally. I’d love to talk with her and find out what happens when your daughter goes off the deep end in such a public way and how helpless she must feel as a mother, because the young Ms. Spears is definitely swimming with hungry sharks. The problem is she’s enjoying being the chum. No matter how this turns out – and I am loathe to predict any next moves only to be trumped by the B herself – I feel sorry for the two little boys who will grow up with this baggage. First she loses her underwear (curse that darn Internet) when she parties with fellow scholar Paris Hilton. Then she has this wild weekend, and faux musician dad comes out looking like Father Knows Best. I’m hoping they will grow up in spite of her. Jayden James accepting his Nobel prize in something brilliant that has nothing to do with show biz, ducking “those” questions that will dog him and serve as fodder for joint therapy sessions with Sean Preston at a nearby monastery. So far, so good. 3:33 p.m. and she’s hanging in there. Maybe we won’t hear “Oops, I Did It Again” in the near future. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where is Tom Cruise when we need him? It’s 3:08 p.m. Thursday, and Britney “Mother of the Year” Spears is currently in rehab. For those of you residing under a rock for the last few days, here’s a page from her day planner: Check into rehab. Check out. Get two tattoos. Burst into a hair salon, demand shears and shave head. Find badly-styled blonde wig to wear while clubbing. Drink. Check into rehab again. Realize wig looks like crap, blame paparazzi for being nosy. Check out, look for open tattoo parlor in early morning, strike out. Find out soon-to-be extremely rich ex-husband wants the kids and is headed for court. Check back into rehab, ducking action that threatens aforementioned maternal title. 3:13 p.m. Still in rehab. Obviously this is a case of postpartum depression. And couch-hopping, journalist-insulting Tom is nowhere to be found. Where are the soothing, knowledgable tones of the Tomster who preaches counseling over chemicals? I see him on the same pages of the fan magazines my daughter reads, so I know that he and Brit must rub elbows somewhere, given the normal activities pictured in these bastions of truth. (They pick up milk! They order pizza! They read the paper!) Sometimes you just can’t count on a celebrity to help you out. This situation is almost as weird as the Anna Nicole Smith story decaying as I write. When K-Fed starts to look like the grounded, mature parent, something is seriously wrong. last_img read more

DONEGAL FAILING TO REALISE JOBS POTENTIAL OF FISHING INDUSTRY

first_imgDONEGAL deputy Thomas Pringle has called for a massive re-think on how the Irish fishing industry operates, claiming the number of jobs could be increased five-fold.The Killybegs based TD said Government policies had failed the industry.Deputy Pringle said: “In most countries, every fisherman at sea creates ten jobs on shore whereas in Ireland it is two jobs for every fisherman at sea. “There is a potential to grow the numbers employed in shore-based industries by five times and by adding value and exporting those products.“There is no reason in the world why we should export frozen fillets and whole fish to Germany so they can be processed in German factories and sold to the German people.“We should be processing the fish here in places such as Killybegs, Castletownbere, Rossaveal, Greencastle and Burtonport. Exporting the finished product which would result in an economic and jobs boost. Food Harvest 2020 shows how we could make significant gains.”Deputy Pringle went on: “One wonders what the western seaboard of Ireland would look like if we landed the fish that is taken out of our waters and brought to other EU ports. “This has significant potential for communities along the west coast.  This is one of the great tragedies of our fishing industry and its development, apart from the Common Fisheries Policy which has been the greatest crime inflicted on the Irish people by the European Union.“Food Harvest 2020 provides huge opportunities for growth in employment in the food and export sectors. With more than 139,000 people employed in the production of agrifood and fisheries products, the sector represents 7.5% of national employment.“Adding value to fish is the only way to go, particularly as the impact of the EU quotas is experienced and with the reductions in the amount of fish which the Irish fleet is entitled to land.”His comments came just days after a new government policy on seafood processing promised hundreds of new jobs.DONEGAL FAILING TO REALISE JOBS POTENTIAL OF FISHING INDUSTRY was last modified: June 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:CastletownbereGreencastle and BurtonportKillybegsRossaveallast_img read more

DD FEATURE SPECIAL – LIFE WITH THE ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT CREW

first_imgFather and son Jimmy and Leigh Early with RNLI first aid instructor Trevor Stevens.Life for RNLI Lifeboat voluntary crew members doesn’t stop when they come ashore from a “shout”. Once the lifeboat is safely back at anchor, the crew then attend training which ensures that each crew member can carry on saving lives at sea.The Arranmore Lifeboat crew look upon their service as something that is constantly evolving and are currently attending a first aid course at the lifeboat station. Competence based training is an integral part of each crew members role in their life saving work on the lifeboats. Each crew member can avail of training in various disciplines including navigation, boat handling, communications and at present first aid.Arranmore Voluntary crew practicing their first aid skillsThe RNLI prides itself on providing the best possible training for each crew member and are continually engaged in research to provide best practice for saving lives at sea.Casualty care is a crucial link in the search and rescue (SAR) chain of survival that allows lifeboat crew members to save lives at sea. Having utilised their previously learned skills to save lives and rescue casualties at sea, continued training assists crew members to provide casualties with the best possible chance of survival, often in a hostile, unforgiven environment and many miles from professional hospital based care.Maritime SAR medicine is a specialist field and the RNLI has a bespoke course that prepares crew to manage any emergency encountered in the operational field of the RNLI. The first aid course being provided to RNLI crew members throughout the British Isles and Ireland at present is specifically designed to depart, as far as practical from the mainstream occupational first aid courses and focus on providing crew members with the maximum amount of knowledge to deal with emergencies at sea.The training has a hands on approach rather than complex theory or diagnosis and empowers crew members to confidently and competently treat casualties and this approach is reinforced by a unique treatment check card, which takes the guesswork out of treating casualtiesThe type of emergencies lifeboat crew deal with are, at a basic level, similar to emergencies one encounters on shore, can involve loss of limbs, burns, breathing difficulties and heart problems but are sometimes many miles from a mainland hospital and only the expertise of the lifeboat crew, without having to rely on memory, because of the card reference system operated by the RNLI, can mean the difference between life and death.The course is accredited by the RNLI Medical and Survival Committee, The Trauma and Critical Care Group and is approved by The Royal College of Surgeons and the Paramedic Department.The system itself is highly regarded by many other emergency services as it is being continually reassessed and upgraded. The course is delivered at a time and place, usually at the local lifeboat station, which is convenient to crew members and is the last of this course to be delivered prior to the next upgrade in January 2014.The new changes will include a portable stretcher which can be accommodated in the smaller class inshore lifeboats, the introduction of the use of drugs to alleviate breathing difficulties, the use of more user friendly check cards and the reassessment of the treatment of head injuries at sea.RNLI trainer Trevor Stevens, said “The training which crew members receive is specially designed so that each crew member is guided by the same protocols no matter where, within the spectrum of the RNLI, they operate. We are confident that our voluntary crew can competently deal with any emergency, large or small to a high standard and it is the aim of the RNLI to provide the best possible training to our voluntary crew.”DD FEATURE SPECIAL – LIFE WITH THE ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT CREW was last modified: October 21st, 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)Tags:ARRANMORE LIFEBOATcrewtraininglast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgANOTHER great North West 10k this weekend.Congratulations to all those who took part and raised tens of thousands of euro for local charities.And well done to Letterkenny AC and Finn Valley AC who come together to help the organisers. Here’s some more of your pictures.    PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 6th, 2012 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:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NORTH WEST 10Klast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: California halibut — More than an offshore alternative

first_imgHaving a backup plan — whether in life or in fishing — is always a good idea. In fishing, having a solid plan B can sometimes save the day, or even a season. For Eureka anglers, heading offshore to fish for salmon, halibut or rockfish is always plan A. With no salmon season and lots of wind and rough seas to squash any thoughts of heading out the jaws, we’re pretty darn lucky to have the California halibut fishery within Humboldt Bay as our offshore alternative. It has certainly saved a lot …last_img read more

Live updates: Rams too much for 49ers, who lose 39-10

first_imgJoin us for scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. as the 49ers take on the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium.With former Marin Catholic High and Cal star Jared Goff at the helm, the 6-0 Rams offense provide a stern test for the struggling 49ers defense. Goff, who has completed 69 percent of his passes for 1,928 yards and 12 touchdowns in six games, had pedestrian numbers in a … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more