‘Messi’s magic befuddles Reno in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgA Man of the Match performance by captain Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh, who dispatched a clinical 79th minute penalty and assisted his team’s opener, led Cavalier Soccer Club’s surge to a 2-0 win over Reno FC at Stadium East yesterday and seventh place in the Red Stripe Premier League.Marsh, who pushed his goalscoring tally to six this season, was menacing from the get-go. He should have scored in the first 10 minutes, but failed to tap in a ball which ran across the face of the Reno goal.Marsh then went on several marauding runs, one which, in the 71st minute, saw him slip by three Reno defenders, dribble into the box and deliver a pass on a silver platter, which substitute Andre Dawson bulleted high and hard into the Reno net to give the homesters the lead.Eight minutes later, Marsh, with the ball at his feet, bedazzled the Reno defence into fouling him as he drove skilfully into the box before being bundled over by defender Miguel Barnaby for a penalty.The attacking midfielder made amends for his early miss, as he stepped up and dispatched his penalty cleverly to the left of goalkeeper Devaughn Hawthorne in the 79th to round out his team’s 2-0 win.Cavalier moved to 27 points, courtesy of seven wins, six draws and eight losses.”We are very happy with the win,” said Rudolph Speid, the club’s coach. “We have been having a very bad 2015, and 2016 is looking very good.”Cavalier are currently on a three-game winning run since the start of the second round.”We went to work and got some firepower and fielded some young players here, only two players in the team were over 25 today,” he stressed, adding that their focus is on Harbour View, their next opponent, and over 40 points for the season.Reno’s coach, Michael Graham, blamed a lack of concentration in defence and injury to a key player for his team’s loss. They are fourth from bottom on 23 points.Yesterday’s ResultsCavalier SC 2 FC Reno 0Waterhouse FC 0 Mo Bay Utd 0Today’s Matches3 p.m.: Boys Town vs Humble Lion at Barbican Stadium3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Tivoli Gardens at Juici Park3 p.m.: Rivoli United vs Arnett Gardens at Spanish Town Prison Oval3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Harbour View at UWI Mona Bowllast_img read more

Soft skills should be integrated into TVET programs

first_imgDear Editor,I crave your indulgence of allowing me some space within your newspaper to share my views on the Technical Vocational Education and Training program in Guyana.Recently, I noticed the Education Ministry pursuing the development of TVET in various regions. In January there was a contract signing for the design and construction supervision of three TVET facilities in Regions three, four and five.Earlier this week, a similar engagement for the same purpose was signed for facilities in regions one and seven. Based on reports in the media, these facilities will be better able to deliver training in areas such as masonry/plumbing/steel fixing, electrical installation, furniture making/carpentry and joinery, garment making, housekeeping and graphic design.Editor, this is commendable by the Ministry of Education to be injecting funds into developing TVET areas in Guyana. With the skills that will be taught, Guyana can expect the renewal of a workforce of skilled men and women in the aforementioned areas. Some can move on to gain employment in those fields while others can become entrepreneurs, opening their own businesses and even becoming contractors and bid for Government contracts.My concern, however, is although we will have a skilled workforce, we must remember that many of the students of these courses may not be the most ‘polished’ bunch, despite their intellectual capabilities.Some will have sharp edges as it relates to their personalities and people skills. I, therefore, humbly submit, that the Education Ministry, when implementing these programs make provision for subjects that address customer service and care so that the ‘soft skills’ of students can be developed.This will allow them to know how to deal with their clients. We must remember that in a lot of cases, these trained young men and women may have to interact with their clients directly. They will not have the opportunity to hide behind a trained customer service agent as yet, particularly those that will venture out to become entrepreneurs.Let us imagine for a minute a young lad, trained as a mason and has to provide an estimate to a client in his community for the concreting of a yard. That freshly-minted mason will have to be taught the importance of politeness and professionalism to provide the said estimate and even further, to respect the importance of sticking to deadlines and reporting inabilities of finishing or not finishing within given timeframes.The teaching of soft skills borders on communication skills. These subject areas can teach students various techniques of improving communication between themselves and clients which will augur well for good customer relations. This is important since we are encouraging persons to venture into entrepreneurship and become their own ‘bosses’. It will benefit them since their good service will build their reputation in a positive light, securing for themselves, future jobs.Many people complain about their interaction with tradesmen particularly, saying that they possess no ‘people skills’, that they are ‘rough, rugged, crude and ill-mannered’. Being able to do the job correctly is good but customers also want persons that they can talk to and interact in a friendly manner.When we implement these programs, we must think holistically by not just focusing on the main skills but also developing the individual completely into becoming a well-rounded Guyanese.With that said Editor, I repeat my commendation to the Education Ministry for acknowledging the need for improved TVET services being offered to students. I encourage the education officials and the Education Minister to continue developing the education sector in Guyana. We are going in the right direction.Yours faithfully,Elizabeth Williamslast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgNORWALK – The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board of education will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss environmental documentation for new construction at John Glenn High School. The board meets at the district office, 12820 S. Pioneer Blvd. The district is proposing to build a new classroom building, renovate the existing library/media center and expand the administration building. College celebrating writers in April WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s Division of Arts & Cultural Programs will present “Writers of Spring” from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 2 and 3 at the Putnam Center, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The annual two-day event celebrates writers and writing. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 692-0921, Ext. 3865. Trumpeter to play with symphony LA MIRADA – Paul Puccinelli, a professional trumpet player, will be featured in the final concert for the 2006-07 season of the La Mirada Symphony. He performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Under the direction of David Stenske, Puccinelli will play “Concerto for Trumpet, F Minor, Op. 18.” For more information, call (714) 521-0774, or (562)941-5779. Author, veteran to speak at meeting WHITTIER – Charles “Norm” Stevens, author of “An Innocent at Polebrook: Memoir of an 8th Air Force Bombardier,” will be the speaker at the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women meeting at 11 a.m. April 14 at the Whittier Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. Based in Polebrook, England, during the summer and fall of 1944, he flew 34 bombing missions over Germany, France, Belgium and Holland. Price is $14. Reservations should be made by April 7 by calling (562) 698-8626, or online at fsdwalk@verizon.net. Dentist discounts benefit charities WHITTIER – Local dentist Dr. June Kaneoka will do teeth whitening services at reduced prices from now through June as part of the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Campaign. Proceeds from the campaign are donated to children’s charities in communities across North America. Kaneoka Dental Group is at 15725 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite D. – From staff reports WHITTIER – The City Council at its 6:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting will take up fireworks sales, the police station and Steve’s BBQ. The council also will honor Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson, Whittier High Principal Loring Davies and Ronnie Mayer, the state classified employee of the year from the Lowell Joint School District. Water district plans hearing CARSON – The Central Basin Municipal Water District’s board of directors will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday on two $10 per parcel assessments. The board meets at 17140 S. Avalon Blvd. One of the assessments helps pay for a recycled water system. The second assessment pays for a readiness-to-serve obligation from Metropolitan Water District. School district to discuss Glenn High last_img read more

Man City make improved £40m bid for wantaway Liverpool star

first_img1 Raheem Sterling Liverpool are set to reject an improved £40million bid from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling.Manuel Pellegrini’s side have already seen an offer of £25million plus £5million worth of add-ons turned down last week and City have upped what they are willing to pay by £10million.However, that still falls short of the £50million minimum Liverpool believe the 20-year-old England international is worth and they are likely to turn down the offer.last_img

Huddersfield Town set to win race for Ligue 1 striker with £11.5million swoop

first_img Steve Mounie could be on his way to the Premier League Huddersfield Town are set to beat Leicester City and West Brom to the £11.5m signing of Montpellier striker Steve Mounie.The 22-year-old struck 14 times in Ligue 1 last season and his form has caught the eye of several clubs in England.Both Leicester and West Brom have been tracking the Benin international, while Fulham are also interested in him too.But, according to L’Equipe, Mounie is closing in on a move to Premier League new boys Huddersfield instead.The Terriers have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the forward and now they are firming up a fee for him.That amount is set to be around £11.5m, although several bonuses within the deal mean it could rise to over £13m. 1last_img read more

GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 11.07.11The Seniors moved up the League table after a good away win against Naomh Conaill, holding on to win by a point. They have no match this weekend. The Reserves had no game at the weekend as Naomh Conaill were unable to field a Reserve team. The Juniors also had no game last week and no fixtures were available at the time of going to press.Best of luck to Rory, Kevin and Donegal in the Ulster Final on Sunday in Clones against neighbours, Derry. There is a fantastic Ulster Final Preview Night in the Mt. Errigal Hotel this Wednesday (13th) evening at 8:30pm. Manus Boyle, Tony Scullion, Nudie Hughes, Paddy Bradley and Brendan Devenney will all be on stage with Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins.Tickets are just €10.The U-21 Football Championship is scheduled for next Tuesday night, July 19th. The lads have a tough start at home to holders Naomh Conaill.The U-14 Boys continued their good form with  a good win over Fanad Gaels on Sunday. They take on Burt this Wednesday in the Park at 7:30pm. The U-14 Div. 2 Boys travel to neighbours Termon this Wednesday.The U-10 Go Games teams are back in action this Saturday. The U-10 team travel to Termon with the U-9’s also away from home as they travel to Buncrana. There is no Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy this week due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster Final.The Minor Hurling Championship final is on this Friday in O’Donnell Park at 7pm. Please come and support our boys. No U-16 Hurling game this week. U-12 Hurlers play Setanta this Thursday in O’Donnell Park. The U14 Camogie team played the all-county League Blitz on Saturday in Ballybofey. The girls won two matches and were very unlucky not to win a third match. In the final two matches the girls were tired out. The next camogie blitzes include July 15th for the U10’s in Burt @6pm, 22nd for U10’s and U14s and finally 29th for the U12’s in Donegal Town. The camogie referee course for adults & young whistlers has been postponed. If you wish to attend the course please contact Gavin Craig.U-12 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. There will be a further U-10 Hurling blitz on 24th July. The Friday Hurling / Camogie Academy is open to new players and begins at 6:30pm.Our under 8 Hurlers attended a blitz hosted by the Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday 10th July, Aodh Ruadh, Four Masters and Setanta also attended. Again we had a huge turnout of players and parents and fielded three very competitive teams playing seven games each. Thanks to the hosts for a well organised and enjoyable day.There were 7 match 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw and they each win €15. Walshie c/o Adrian; Denis Boyle, Manor; David Ryan, 16 Westhill; Aoife Barrett, Stonepark Mountcharles (all Adrian); Noel Keaveny, Drumany; Tom Wherity, Cullion Rd. and Mrs. J.E. Gallagher, Sallaghgrane (all card). Winnings can be collected from Blake’s Bar. Next week’s jackpot is €1,075. GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 12th, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012

first_imgDALYThe death has occurred of Edward Daly, Rough Park, Letterkenny & formerly of Manorcunningham & Bearsden, Glasgow. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 11am in The Church of The Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine with interment afterward in Leck Cemetery. House private from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The Irish Cancer Society, c/o Con Mc Daid & Sons Funeral Directors or any family member.O’PRESCO The sudden death has occurred of George O’Presco of Cully, Crossroads, Donegal Town. Reposing at his late residence. Removal tomorrow, Monday to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harolds Cross, Dublin for family Service & cremation at 2pm. House is private please.DAVISONThe death has taken place at The Donegal Hospice of Betty Davison, High Cairn, Ramelton. Removal from the Hospice today, Sunday, at 3.30pm going to her late residence. Funeral from there at 2pm on Tuesday for 2.30pm Service in Ramelton Presbyterian Church followed by interment in Bank Cemetery. Family flowers only.  Donations if desired to Donegal Hospice or Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital. House private please.EGAN The death has taken place of Maureen Egan, Toomanagh, Ballaghadeeren, County Roscommon, mother of Tom Egan, Ramelton. Remains reposing at her home until 10am on Monday. House private thereafter. Funeral at St Nathy’s Cathedral at 12 noon tomorrow, Monday, followed by interment at Killcolman’s Cathedral. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Diabetis Federation of Ireland c/o Sharkey Funeral DirectorsMcCOLLUMThe death has death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Mary McCollum, Labbadish, Manorcunningham. Remains reposing at her late residence Funeral Mass in St Columba’s Church, Drumoghill at 12 noon tomorrow, Monday. Interments afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only. Donations to the Oncology Ward Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director Churchill and LetterkennyBOYLEThe sudden death has taken place of Tadgh Boyle, of Strand Rd, Bunbeg. Remains reposing at his late residence. Removal from there today going to St Mary’s Church, Derrybeg for prayers at7pm. Funeral Mass at 12 noon tomorrow, Monday, followed by burial to Magheragallon cemetery. CORRYThe death has taken place in St George’s Hospital, London of Derek Corry, formerly of Market Square, Ramelton. Funeral arrangements later.GIBBONSThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Bridget Gibbons, Minahay, Clonmany, and Beachhill Private Nursing Home, Lisfannon. Her remains are reposing at her sister Hannah and Joe Toland’s residence at Cleagh, Clonmany. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, going to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany for 11 am Funeral Mass, followed by interment in the new cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal branch of the MS society, c/o any family member. House private please from 11pm to 10am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 was last modified: February 12th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYFEBRUARY 12last_img read more

DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: U13 GIRLS LEAGUE UNDER WAY

first_imgTHE U13 Donegal Ladies league is under way. All the fixtures and dates are below.Clubs in Group 1 and Group 2 should text results to Greg on 086 0278833. Clubs in Group 3, 4 and 5 should text results to Gabrielle on 086 1648577U13 group stages – 11 players per team, unlimited substitutions – 25 minutes each way.U13sGroup 1: Four Masters, Killybegs, N Conaill, N Columba, St Naul’s Group 2: Glenswilly, Red Hughs, Glenfin, MacCumhaillsGroup 3: Fanad Gaels, St Michael’s, Termon, Downings.Group 4: Cloughaneely, N Muire, Dungloe, Gaoth DobhairGroup 5: St Eunan’s, Buncrana, Convoy, Moville.Fixtures: August 25: N Columba v St Naul’s and Killybegs v Four MastersSeptember 1: N Conaill v Killybegs; Four Masters v N Columba; Red Hughs v Mac Cumhaills; Fanad Gaels v St Michaels; Glenswilly v Glenfin; Termon v Downings; Dungloe v Gaoth Dobhair; St Eunan’s v Convoy; Cloughaneely v Gaoth Dobhair; Moville v ConvoySeptember 8: St Naul’s v Four Masters; N Conaill v N Columba; Glenfin v Red Hughs; Glenswilly v Mac Cumhaills; Downings v Fanad; Termon v St Michaels; N Muire v Dungloe; Cloughaneely v Gaoth Dobhair; Buncrana v St Eunan’s; Moville v Convoy.September 15: Dungloe v Cloughaneely; St Eunan’s v Moville; Gaoth Dobhair v N Muire; Convoy v Buncrana; N Columba v Killybegs; St Naul’s v N Conaill; Red Hughs v Glenswilly; Mac Cumhaills v Glenfin; Fanad v Termon; St Michael’s v Downings. September 22: Four Masters v N Conaill; Killybegs v St Nauls.DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: U13 GIRLS LEAGUE UNDER WAY was last modified: August 26th, 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:donegalLGFAlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Collects A 14-Point Road Win At Milwaukee

first_imgStory Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (HTML) Next Game: vs. Iowa State 12/15/2018 – 3:30 p.m. MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Drake University men’s basketball team improved to 6-1 with a convincing 75-61 road win at Milwaukee, Thursday evening.Drake rallied from a slow start to lead by as many as 24 points in the second half to cruise to the team’s third-biggest margin of victory in a road win since 2010. Eight players saw 20 or more minutes of action with Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) leading the way with 15 points in his home state after recovering from early foul trouble.Fellow Wisconsinite Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) had one of his best games as a Bulldog with 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. Nick Norton chipped in with 14 points, all in the first half, to help Drake take decisive control of the contest.While McGlynn was saddled with early foul trouble, freshman Liam Robbins (Davenport, Iowa) stepped up with nine points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Darius Roy led Milwaukee (2-7) with 19 points as Drake held the Panthers to just 34 percent shooting.”I thought we were locked in on the defensive end and put a lot of activity on the ball,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “Outside of those first two or three minutes, that was as probably as good of a defensive effort as we’ve had and then our offense got going.”Drake closed the first half on a 14-2 run to take a 38-22 lead into halftime behind 14 first-half points from Norton. The senior was 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the three-point arc in the opening half to help the Bulldogs overcome a sluggish start.Milwaukee opened the game with an 8-0 advantage and held the lead until back-to-back three-pointers from Norton put the Bulldogs up 21-18 with 7:23 left in the half. After opening the game shooting 1-of-10, Drake made 10 of its next 18 shots from the floor to key the big run heading into halftime.”We just have to stay aggressive on offense,” Ellingson said. “That’s what coach DeVries says. Our shots will fall – we’ve got enough shooters on this team – and we can’t let it get to us when they aren’t falling.”The break did not slow the Bulldogs as they extended their lead to 24, 54-30, on back-to-back three-pointers from D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) with 13 minutes left in the game. An 11-2 run by Milwaukee followed to trim the Drake advantage to 15 points, but the Bulldogs answered with seven-straight points to stretch the lead back out to more than 20 points. Milwaukee never seriously challenged that lead again as Drake played out its entire bench in the road win.The Bulldogs return to campus to buckle down for final exams next week before returning to action Saturday, Dec. 15, for the final Hy-Vee Classic against Iowa State.  Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Previewlast_img read more

FAMILY REUNITED WITH PET AFTER VET’S KIND GESTURE

first_imgA family are celebrating after being reunited with their injured dog in West Donegal.The Jack Russell-type dog was found badly injured in Gortahork yesterday.A kind passer-by recovered the dog and brought it to the vet’s office in Ramelton where he was treated. The family were located and are now at the vet’s office in Ramelton where the little dog is being treated.The family have thanked the vet who opened especially to look after the dog. FAMILY REUNITED WITH PET AFTER VET’S KIND GESTURE was last modified: December 24th, 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:DOGMagheroartyRameltonvetlast_img read more