KSAFA U-20 set for next Tuesday

first_img 32 teams “There will be 32 participating KSAFA teams, plus guest team Portmore United. However, Portmore will not earn any point during their participation. The teams are in four groups based on geographical locations. At the completion of the group stage, the top two teams from each zone will advance to the quarter-final knockout stage,” Williams explained. Alliance MoneyGram is the main sponsor of the competition having pumped $1.2 million into the tournament with McKay Security contributing an additional $700,000. Partner Locker Room Sports will present 32 sets of gear, including jerseys and shorts, to the participating clubs valued at $1.6 million. Each club will receive 20 gear. New KSAFA President Wayne Shaw praised the sponsors for continuing their support of the competition. “The renewal of sponsorship by Alliance MoneyGram and McKay Security of the Under-20 competition forms part of our development programme. We also thank Locker Room Sports for their contribution of gear,” Shaw said. Alliance MoneyGram’s Marketing Officer Brandon Chin highlighted the value of youth development, which he pointed to as a major factor in their continued support of the competition. “We are pleased to be back as sponsors, as the development of young people is very important. We hope young people can turn their dreams into reality. Now, we look forward to a competitive and discipline season from the clubs,” Chin said. Meanwhile, the teams in Zone A reads: Allman-Woodford, Barbican, Cavalier SC, Santos, Mountain View, Real Mona, Swallowfield and UWI FC; Zone B Brown’s Town, Bull Bay, Central Kingston, Harbour View, New Kingston, Rae Town, Rockfort and Tivoli Gardens; Zone C – Arnett Gardens, Boys’ Town, Greenwich, Maxfield Park, Molynes United, Olympic Gardens, Seaview Gardens and Whitfield Town; and Zone D Constant Spring, Cooreville Gardens, Duhaney Park, Meadforest, Pembroke Hall, Stony Hill, Maverley-Hughenden, Waterhouse and Portmore United. The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association-Alliance MoneyGram-McKay Security Under-20 competition is set to begin next Tuesday. With defending champions Boys’ Town set to face off against Olympic Gardens in the lone game set for Collie Smith Drive, starting at 4 p.m. KSAFA’s competitions committee Chairman Marc Williams yesterday outlined the format of the annual Under-20 competition during the launch at Scotiabank Sports Club in Liguanea.last_img read more

Highway closed after rollover near Dawson Creek

first_imgHighway 97 near Dawson Creek is closed after a single vehicle rollover Saturday night.RCMP were called to the scene approximately 30 km west of the City around 9 p.m.A white 2007 Honda Civic travelling in the southbound lane passed another vehicle then went off the road, rolling onto its roof.- Advertisement -The driver was taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital and treated for undisclosed injuries. The car’s passenger did not survive.  The highway is closed while the crash is being investigated.  Police say it should reopen by Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Cameroon bank on Ekambi in Nigeria clash

first_img0Shares0000Cameroon forward Karl Toko Ekambi (L) attacks against Guinea-Bissau at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jul 4 – Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf wants forward Karl Toko Ekambi to rediscover his La Liga form when they meet Nigeria on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 blockbuster in Egypt.Ekambi was the leading Villarreal scorer in the Spanish top flight last season with 10 goals, but has failed to find the net for the Indomitable Lions in three group matches. Seedorf tried various attack combinations, all including Ekambi, but after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau, the defending champions were held to 0-0 draws by Ghana and Benin.Former Dutch star Seedorf deflected media criticism away from his misfiring forwards, saying: “Sometimes teams do not score for weeks and forwards do not score for months.”“Karl and the other forwards have to improve a few details, be smarter and create more chances,” added the four-time UEFA Champions League winner.“We pushed forward in each group game, we introduced attacking players off the bench, but we dare not try crazy stuff. We have to respect our opponents.”Here, AFP Sport looks at the Saturday matches with the clash of Cameroon and Nigeria in Alexandria too close to call, while hosts Egypt are expected to defeat South Africa in Cairo.Cameroon v NigeriaNigeria forward Odion Ighalo (L) in action during a shock Africa Cup of Nations loss to Madagascar in Egypt © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACEIn 2004, the last time Cameroon were Cup of Nations defending champions, they were eliminated in the first knockout round by Nigeria.The great rivals have met six times in the biennial tournament, including three finals that Cameroon won, one after a penalty shootout.Only once did more than one goal separate the sides and the latest episode at the 20,000-seat Alexandria Stadium looks evenly balanced.After single-goal victories over Burundi and Guinea, Nigeria came a cropper against minnows Madagascar, losing 2-0 to finish second in the group and get tougher last-16 opponents.Captain and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel put a positive spin on the setback, saying: “It is better this (losing) happened now than in the knockout stages.”Egypt v South AfricaUnlike the showdown between Cameroon and Nigeria, this match appears easy to call with record seven-time champions Egypt overwhelming favourites to defeat poorly performing South Africa.While the Pharaohs won all three group games without conceding a goal, Bafana Bafana (The Boys) sneaked into the last 16 as the lowest of the best four third-place qualifiers.Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah and Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan have been constant threats in attack for Egypt while Aston Villa right-back Ahmed Elmohamady netted twice.In stark contrast, South Africa did not have a single goal attempt on target in losses against the Ivory Coast and Morocco.But South Africa coach Stuart Baxter sees a glimmer of hope, telling reporters: “If we can improve our attacking game by 10 to 15 percent, we will give Egypt problems.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CARDINAL TRAVELS TO LOUGH DERG AFTER REQUEST BY POPE

first_imgThe Papal Legate spent last night making a pilgrimage to Donegal’s Lough Derg retreat centre.Cardinal Marc Ouellet travelled to Lough Derg at the request of Pope Benedict XVI.Cardinal Ouellet is making the overnight penitential visit as part of a public expression of penance and repentance for the abuse of children by clerics in the Irish and universal Catholic church. The Cardinal is expected to visit Knock Shrine on Saturday.     CARDINAL TRAVELS TO LOUGH DERG AFTER REQUEST BY POPE was last modified: June 13th, 2012 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:Cardinal Marc OuelletLough DergPope Bendictlast_img read more

Delight as St Eunan’s College reach Ulster Colleges final

first_imgST EUNAN’S COLLEGE have booked their place in the Ulster Colleges Loch An Luir final.St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny 4-7 St. Malachy’s, Castlewellen 1-9St. Eunan’s, to the delight of Gary McDaid (Manager) and Eddie Harvey (Assistant manager) emerged with a great victory over the highly fancied St. Malachy’s, Castlewellen who were averaging scores of 6-19 in every game. There is a 10-year gap and St. Eunan’s are determined to put their name on the cup again but it will take another big game against Patrician College, Carrickmacross, Monaghan whose senior team are back in MacRory football this year.St. Eunan’s were leading 2-2 to 1-3 at half time with goals by Keelan Collier and Shane Monaghan.This had the makings of a great game as both teams led at different stages.Two outstanding goals by St. Eunan’s were matched by a great goal by Damian McMullan of St. Malachy’s in the 20th minute. Callum Friel and Emmet O’Boyle were a constant threat up front scoring some fine points for Eunan’s.The defense held firm against a constant attack with Sean Collum, Oisin Mc Daid and captain Oran Brogan in control.Keelan Gribben, the St. Eunan’s College goalkeeper, had another great game, commanding his area and his kick outs were very accurate.St. Eunan’s Cian McMonagle made some great runs from defence and along with Jack Gallagher and Conal McDermott they were responsible for several turnovers.Noel O’Donnell and Jack Roarty held midfield especially in the second half and, as St. Eunan’s stepped up a gear, both players sprayed the ball with great accuracy. Another goal by Shane Monaghan – his uncle Brendan Devenney would have been proud of it – gave the College the lead by 3 -3 to 1 -4 but back came St. Malachy’s to reduce the deficit 3-3 to 1-8 with Peter O Hare, Shay Moorhead and Sean Og Mc Cosker prominent.Jack Alcorn was always in the wars with Eunan’s and came away with the ball on several occasions and a brilliant fielding by Matthew Whoriskey in defence relieved the pressure for Eunan’s at a critical period. Keelan Collier after great work by the tireless Calum Friel and Emmet O’Boyle gave St. Eunan’s a six-point lead again with another great strike in the corner of the goals.Oran Brogan playing in the centre of defence scored a great point to seal the win for St. Eunan’s.St. Eunan’s introduced several substitutions in the final 15 minutes and all players showed their potential to challenge for positions. St. Eunan’s now play Patrician College, Carrickmacross in the final.St. Eunan’s College: Killian Gribben, Sean Collum, Oran Brogan (0–1), Oisin Mc Daid, Noel O’Donnell, Conall McDermott, Cian McMonagle, Jack Gallagher, Jack Alcorn, Matthew Whoriskey, Keelan Collier (2–2), Jack Roarty , Emmet O’Boyle (0–1), Callum Friel (0-2), Shane Monaghan (2-1). Subs: Sean McVeigh (53 min), Seimi Breslin (50 min), Peadar McGeehan, Joshua Hay (55 min), Calvin Adoo, Conor Hughes, Conor Cassidy (56 min), Sean Pascal, Ben Gallagher (51 min), Adam Duncan (55 min), Jake Kelly, Nathan Plumb, Ciaran Quinn,and Sean McGinley, Sean Marsh, Adam Callaghan, Danny Toye.Delight as St Eunan’s College reach Ulster Colleges final was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 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)Tags:Gary McDaidletterkennySt EunansSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Miss Donegal 2019 calling for applicants

first_imgThe Miss Donegal pageant has launched a search for candidates for the 2019 competition.Winners of the regional titles take on an important role: becoming an ambassador for the county and going on to compete for the Miss Ireland crown and the chance to travel to the Miss World international pageant.Buncrana model Lauren Mc Donagh was the first Donegal woman to wear the Ireland crown in almost two decades back in 2017. She was followed by Sophie Devlin from Letterkenny, who is the reigning Miss Donegal 2018. Rebekah Coyle won a wildcard place last year to compete as Miss Donegal North West. Now, it’s time for a new face to wear the crown.Miss Ireland scouts are looking for young women aged 17-27 in Donegal to apply for the competition.There are no height restrictions, but applicants must have a direct connection to Donegal.Miss Ireland is one of the world’s longest running beauty pageants. Established in 1947, it has been the launch pad for many well known, successful and empowering women in Ireland. The competition has not only been successful for the overall winners of the coveted crown but finalists also credit Miss Ireland in helping build their confidence, self esteem, interview and media skills all elements which they have gone on to use in their chosen professional careers.To apply for the Miss Donegal selection, visit the Facebook page and send a private message to the team: https://www.facebook.com/missirelanddonegal/Miss Donegal 2019 calling for applicants was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MIss Donegallast_img read more

Eureka downs Del Norte

first_imgAfter more than two weeks of postponements due to wet weather, the Eureka High baseball team found enough room in between showers of rain on Wednesday to play its first game since March 15.Wednesday’s game against Del Norte, a home contest played at Redwood Fields, counted as Eureka’s Big 5 Conference opener.Despite a rocky fifth inning and the threat of game-ending rain all afternoon, Eureka was able to shake off its rust in favor of some mud and down Del Norte 9-4 behind a collective effort …last_img read more

Eskom secures R2.8bn Medupi loan

first_img11 September 2008 “The export credit financing loan is payable over 12 years after the commissioning of the units at Medupi power station,” Eskom said. “Eskom is expected to make draw down from this facility from the beginning of the new calendar year.” Eskom said in a statement this week that the loan would be used to partially finance the six boilers that the Hitachi Power consortium will supply for the construction of the new Medupi coal-fired power station, being built near Lephalale in Limpopo province. Eskom recently began construction on the Kusile coal-fired power station near Witbank in Mpumalanga province, while work on Medupi began in April. The first of Medupi’s six generating units will be commissioned by early 2011, with the last unit scheduled for commissioning by January 2015. The first of Kusile’s six generating units is scheduled for completion by 2013, followed by the completion on an additional unit after every eight months. Eskom has also called for statements of qualification from local and international companies interested in investing in South Africa as independent power producers. KfW-IPEX and financial services group HSBC jointly arranged the export finance cover from the German federal government-backed export credit agency Hermes.center_img SAinfo reporter Speaking at the signing ceremony, Nqwababa said that Eskom’s partnership with KfW-IPEX was important in ensuring that Eskom continued to secure and stabilise South Africa’s power systems. The signing of the loan agreement with KfW-IPEX, which took place at Eskom’s headquarters in Johannesburg, was attended by Eskom finance director Bongani Nqwababa and KfW-IPEX first vice-president Peter Purkl. South African state electricity company Eskom has secured a €250-million (about R2.8-billion) export credit financing loan from Germany’s KfW-IPEX to fund part of its capital expenditure activities. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

My Two Favorite New Productivity Tools

first_imgIt’s very rare that I write about software, apps, or tools. Tools and technologies are Miles Austin‘s domains. But there are two software programs that I am using now that are worth your time and attention because they may help you increase your personal productivity. One productivity tool is for writing, and one is for quantifying.UlyssesUlysses is a writing application for Apple products that allows you to write and organize your text files. The serious tech nerds do all of their writing in text files.The primary reason techies love text files is that they are universal, meaning you can open them in any application. The fact that text files are universal means that they are future proof; you are always going to be able to open your files in the future, no matter what happens to Evernote, Word, Google Docs, or whatever app it is that you like now.But there are other reasons to love text files. Writing in plain text eliminates distractions so you can focus on the writing. Because there is no formatting, text files are tiny and easy to sync, which is excellent since Ulysses stores all of your files in iCloud. The lack of formatting makes it very easy to drop the text into other software programs when you need to make them your beautiful words look beautiful, and Ulysses allows styles that export already formatted based on presets.My Ulysses application and librariesUlysses enables you to organize your files however you like. You can put them in groups, or you can filter on keywords and tags, among other things. You can search for your files from anywhere within Ulysses.I have moved most of my archives from this blog into Ulysses. In the Archive folder, I have 2,326 sheets (what you might call documents) amounting to just over 1,250,000 words. This archive lets me search quickly and pull text from my past writings.I like having all of my writing in one place, as well as the simplicity of the plain text.AirtableAirtable (affiliate link) would be like a spreadsheet if a spreadsheet were also a database.I am using Airtable to quantify myself. I am tracking everything I do, every day. I have main categories set up so that I can generate reports on where and how I spend my time, allowing me to make adjustments. If you have never tracked your time, you are going to learn a lot about yourself. I spend way more time with my family than you might imagine (and I can prove it).I am tracking eight or nine data points around my health, like weight, hours slept, and time in meditation. I set up one spreadsheet-like-database to keep track the books I am reading and listening to using Audible. Because Airtable is a database, I can export my notes from my Amazon.com Kindle page and upload the PDF to the record for each book.I also have a little contact database for my most significant relationships, one for all my travel membership and rewards numbers, and one for a record of all my writing.My Airtable screenBecause Airtable has a nice iPhone app, tracking is quick and painless, which means it’s easy to keep up with in real-time. There is no iPad app yet, but it is in the works.These two tools are always open on my computer. Ulysses has even become my notebook and capture tool. If they interest you, check them out. If you do try them, send me a note and let me know what you think. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

U.S. Park Service Nixes Immediate Genetic Rescue of Isle Royale Wolves

first_imgThe next chapter in the long-running scientific story of Michigan’s Isle Royale wolves will not include a dramatic genetic rescue. After 2 years of consideration, the National Park Service (NPS) announced this week that it will not introduce mainland wolves to revive the genetically inbred and declining wolf population on the isolated island. “The decision is not to intervene as long as there is a breeding population,” Isle Royale National Park Superintendent Phyllis Green tells ScienceInsider.   Isle Royale, in Lake Superior, is a wilderness area where hands-off management has been the rule. But a recent record decline in wolf numbers—and ripple effects on the island’s moose and forest—convinced researchers studying the predator-prey system that genetic rescue of the wolves was an ecological necessity. The decision not to introduce wolves is disappointing to many scientists who have consulted with NPS about its plan. Wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton, who has been studying the Isle Royale wolves since 1970, notes that the park service announcement makes no mention of ecosystem functioning or health. He and MTU collaborator John Vucetich are planning a response to the NPS decision, which they will release next week. It will accompany their annual report on this winter’s fieldwork, the 56th year of the study. “I’m sure the word disappointed will be in our statement,” Peterson says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Evolutionary biologist Robert Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles, one of several scientists involved in early consultations with the park service, takes a similar view. A fresh infusion of wolves also would have provided researchers with an unusual opportunity for experimental work, he says, adding that such studies could be useful in understanding other isolated and threatened wildlife populations worldwide. “Maybe it’s too much to ask the [park service] to do an experiment,” he says.But U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist L. David Mech, who began his career studying Isle Royale wolves, thinks NPS made the right call by continuing what he calls “watchful waiting.”NPS says it will reconsider a genetic rescue if, for example, all the male or female wolves die, or if moose overbrowse the island’s vegetation. It issued no analysis or report in support of its decision, which is part of a larger management planning and environmental impact statement exercise, but Green says details of the plan will be forthcoming this fall. The management plan for the island will include efforts to model how climate change will interact with the wolves, moose, and vegetation.The birth last summer of three pups to Isle Royale wolves was a factor in the decision, Green says. The pups survived into the brutal winter, although two adults did not. That puts the official count of the island’s wolves at nine. The moose, meanwhile, have doubled in number over the past 3 years. “We’ve already lost the ecological value of wolves,” Peterson says, because the predators can no longer cull the moose herd to keep its numbers in check. A new analysis by Vucetich, Peterson, and others correlates a decline in the wolves’ predation of moose with an increase in wolf inbreeding. The wolf population is clearly inbred and showing signs of skeletal deformities that may be a factor contributing to the reduced moose predation. But a separate DNA analysis to be published soon in Conservation Genetics, based on wolf blood and scat collected over the past decade, argues that the wolves have not been as isolated as typically thought. In 1997, an immigrant from the mainland joined the population and its genes became predominant in the island population, a well-documented and now widely known event. In addition, researchers now argue that other mainland wolves may have done the same in earlier winters, when ice formed more commonly between the island and Canada, but went undetected.An ice bridge formed again this past winter, the first time since 2008, and lasted 16 days. Researchers did not observe any newcomers to the island, but for the first time did document wolf traffic in the reverse direction. One of the radio-collared adults lost from Isle Royale, a lone female nicknamed Isabelle, was found dead on 8 February on the northeastern Minnesota shore. Autopsy later revealed the cause of death: a pellet gunshot in the chest.last_img read more