Three in a row for JC – Dawkins’ late show does it again

first_img FANTASTIC FEAT Donovan Dawkins scored another late goal to fire defending champions Jamaica College (JC) to a third successive hold on the coveted ISSA-FLOW Olivier Shield, the symbol of all-island schoolboy football supremacy, at the Stadium East field yesterday. Dawkins, who broke the hearts of St George’s College when he found an 89th-minute winner in the recent Manning Cup final, was again the star of the show with a 90th-minute clincher to stun daCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS). The goal capped a come-from-behind 2-1 victory for JC, who sealed their 20th hold on the trophy. The STETHS camp was left fuming after the defeat, as they accused the match officials of denying them at least three clear penalties. Dwayne Foster’s 30th strike put STETHS ahead, but the Old Hope Road-based JC rallied in the second-half with goals from Tyrique McGee (50th) and Dawkins. JC coach Miguel Coley admitted they were poor in the first period, but said a firm team talk at half-time and a few adjustments made the difference in the second half. “Football is 90 minutes and more. The first half was difficult. We were down 1-0, but we have shown over the years that we are resilient. We knew STETHS wouldn’t last the entire game, and we got space and hurt them,” he said JC became the first school to win three straight Oliver Shield crowns since Vere Technical won four titles from 1967 to 1970, and Coley was proud of this achievement. “It’s a fantastic feat for everyone behind this team … we are the best team (this season). We are an all-round team. We are not the most flashy, but football encompasses everything, and we were the most mental team. We are very organised defensively, and it paid off for us this year,” he added. A set-piece on 30 minutes put the rural champions in front. Foster’s free kick eluded everyone before lodging inside the far post. Five minutes into the second half, a brilliant strike from McGee pulled JC level. Dawkins and Zeron Sewell wasted great two opportunities to give them the lead. They were not to be denied, however, as Ronaldo Brown slipped a pass to Dawkins, who tucked the ball past Jahmali Waite on full time. It was STETHS’ third defeat in their last three Oliver Shield finals (2009, 2013 and 2015). STETHS’ coach Omar Wedderburn was upset as he thought the game was not decided by the players. “It’s a loss that I really feel upset over,” Wedderburn said as he pointed to mistakes made by the match officials.last_img read more

Acaylar ‘not satisfied’ as PH sweeps Macau in tuneup

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Time for payback for Gilas vs Chinese Taipei Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet In Korea, the training sessions are about to get on another level with thrice-a-day practices on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while continuing their two-a-day sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until they return home on August 4.Acaylar is confident that the national team would gain a lot in the Korea trip, noting that the lessons they would gain there will be valuable for the regional tiff.“Korea is one of the best teams in Asia. That is why I really chose that over Japan for men’s, because I want to develop more on service receive and pattern of floor defense, and especially, blocking because when it comes to men’s blocking is really the name of the game,” he said.“Also, I told my libero and my setter that every time before they go to sleep, I will really make it a point that Korean coaches will handle them because Koreans are good in setting.”Acaylar is hopeful that all the sacrifices will pay off in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur,. MalaysiaADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sammy Acaylar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Sammy Acaylar said he’s still far from content with the way the Philippine men’s national volleyball team performed in its straight sets win over Macau, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15, in an exhibition game Sunday in the Battle of the Rivals at Mall of Asia Arena.“I’m still not satisfied,” Acaylar said in Filipino. “What we’ve been practicing in our trainings didn’t show today. Maybe it’s because it’s our first time to play together and also the first time to play in an arena like this with the kind of crowd that we had.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Also, maybe it’s our culture that we know that we can beat them, our intensity goes down. But I told the coaching staff that we have to train their psychology and character of the players, that whoever our opponent is, the killer instinct must be there.”Bonjomar Castel fired seven of his nine points off kills, while Greg Dolor churned the same output to lead the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ranran Abdilla added six markers, while team captain Johnvic de Guzman and Mark Alfafara uncorked five points each as the Philippines swept its two tuneup matches against Macau, with the first happening last Friday in Imus which also resulted in a straight-sets victory.Acaylar said that the national team will now go on a twice-a-day training, practicing on mornings and afternoons, before they go to Korea on July 22 to better prepare themselves for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on August. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I want to do that because I want to win and the whole Philippines is supporting us, so we really have to deliver good results.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

England not yet the finished article – Kane

first_img0Shares0000Room for improvement: Harry Kane believes England must improve to be tournament contenders in the future © AFP / Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 14 – England captain Harry Kane admitted the Three Lions must improve if they are to build on reaching the World Cup semi-finals after losing the third-place playoff 2-0 to Belgium on Saturday.Gareth Southgate’s side made the last four for the first time in 28 years, but a second defeat in the tournament to Belgium means they ultimately lost three of their seven games in Russia. “We closed it for sure (the gap to best top teams). But today shows, and some other games show, that there is still room for improvement,” said Kane.“We’ve said that all along – we’re not the finished article yet, we’re still learning, we’re still getting better.“We don’t want to wait another 20-odd years to get to the semi-final in big matches. This is the level we’ve got to stay at now. We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to get better, but it will come.”Kane failed to find the net in England’s final three games of the tournament, but still remains on course to win the Golden Boot thanks to his six goals against Tunisia, Panama and Colombia.“Obviously I’m disappointed I couldn’t get a goal in the last few games,” added the Tottenham Hotspur striker.“Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it doesn’t. But if I win it, it’ll be something I’ll be very proud of.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘He dribbles like Iniesta, passes like Xavi and he’s signing for Rangers!’

first_img1 Rangers transfer news: The Gers are set to sign Arsenal star Gedion Zelalem Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem flew up to Glasgow this week for face-to-face talks with Rangers boss Mark Warburton over a season-long loan deal.The 18-year-old’s presence has caused a stir among Rangers fans who are excited by the prospect of signing the Gunner.The Scottish Championship club are expected to sign the young talent ahead of a number of interested English clubs, including surprisingly Spurs.Here’s how the Glasgow side’s fans reacted…last_img read more

OC man arrested and held in Iran returns to U.S.

first_imgThe countries are already at odds over U.S. accusations that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and is fueling violence in Iraq. Iran denies both claims. Kaveh Shakeri said his father was released on bond after posting a property deed for about $110,000 but may have to return to Iran to answer the charges against him. He said the family has scant information about the legal process – and even the exact charges – that his father faces there. “We’re not exactly sure what the next step is,” he said. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” In the meantime, Shakeri is catching up with family and friends and attending to his real estate business in Lake Forest, his son said. He was not mistreated in prison, he said. Shakeri is a founding board member of the University of California, Irvine, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding. He was detained after traveling to Iran to visit his ailing mother, who has since died. Shakeri has given speeches and radio interviews advocating democracy in Iran and has written occasionally for Payam- E-Ashena, a pro-democracy Persian magazine based in Laguna Hills. His biography on the UCI center’s Web site describes him as “an Iranian-American activist who advocates democracy in Iran and peace in the world.” Javad Mostafazi, Shakeri’s friend and the publisher of Payam-E-Ashena, said many Iranian immigrants who are politically active are afraid to go back to their native country now because of Shakeri’s experience. “I’m very sorry for what happened to Ali and others, but it is the price we pay for freedom,” said Mostafazi, who hadn’t yet visited Shakeri. “I hope he gets some rest and then gets back to his activism here.” The Iranian government recently released other Iranian-Americans who were held in Evin prison, including an urban planning consultant with the New York-based Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute and the director of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A fourth Iranian-American, a journalist, was allowed to leave the country last month after being stuck there since January because authorities had confiscated her passport. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PRISONER: Iran charges activist with endangering country’s national security. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iranian-American peace activist who spent four months in a Tehran prison has returned home after posting bond with Iranian authorities, his son said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Ali Shakeri, 59, arrived Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport and has spent the past two days recuperating at his home in Orange County, his son, Kaveh Shakeri, said in a telephone interview Friday. Shakeri, a real estate broker and founding member of a democracy group, was not speaking with reporters Friday, his son said. “He’s in good health,” Kaveh Shakeri said. “He’s here, we’re happy to have him, and we’re spending time together.” Shakeri was arrested in May and charged , along with three other Iranian-Americans , with endangering national security. He was released late last month at the same time that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly. The charges against Shakeri and the other Iranian-Americans elevated tensions between the U.S. and Iran. last_img read more


first_imgThe Regional Employment Service (RES) is funded by Donegal Local Development Company and has been managed and delivered by the Congress Centre for the Unemployed, Letterkenny since 1997.It is designed to meet the needs of the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups by providing information on the full range of employment, vocational training and education options available.The Regional Employment Service has a range of services, which will help you on the road towards employment. Having access to all state and community agencies we can help you apply for education, training courses and jobs.The following are among some of the services we offer:• Put together a professional C.V.• Fill out application forms. • Prepare properly for your interview.• Provide access to emerging job opportunities.• Outline the advantages of taking up employment.RES continually liaises with employers in the Donegal area offering them a free recruitment service. Over the past few months it has been brought to our attention the lack of supports available to employers throughout the DLDC catchment area.In response to this Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) in conjunction with the Regional Employment Service (RES) are hosting an information evening for new and existing employers. The objective of the evening being to give an overview of the supports available from the various agencies and a Human Resource expert will also give a presentation and be available to answer questions on the night. Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012Venue: Donegal Volunteer Centre (above Tobin’s Garage)Port Rd, LetterkennyTime: 7.30pm – 9.00pm Please note a sample of the topics to be covered on the night:• Introduction & overview of the night• Regional Employment Service supports• Revenue Job Assist• Job Bridge Programme• Department of Social Protection supports• Overview of the procedures to follow when taking on new employees.• Questions & AnswersFor further information please telephone the Michael Breslin (Regional Employment Service) 074 9128010 or Louise Brogan (Donegal Local Development) 074 9723368.FREE EMPLOYERS INFORMATION NIGHT TO ANSWER RANGE OF VITAL QUESTIONS was last modified: June 21st, 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)last_img read more

Cops find stolen mail in car that ran light

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Deputy Jochen Liebe saw the car run the red light at Wiley Canyon Road and Avenida Capella in Valencia about 9 a.m. Saturday. Arrested were Christopher Lord, 25, of Valencia, and Joseph Broderick, 21, of Newhall. Sheriff’s deputies had arrested Broderick on Jan. 4 on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine. The suspects were being held in the jail at the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. Bail for each is set at $20,000. They will be arraigned in Santa Clarita Superior Court on Tuesday. VALENCIA – Two local men were arrested on suspicion of felony burglary Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy stopped their car for running a red light and spotted stolen mail in the back seat. Addresses on the mail corresponded to a cluster of condominium mail boxes that had been burglarized on Town Center Drive across from the Spectrum Club. “The deputy asked another unit to drive by the address and found out they had broken into the mail boxes and stolen the mail,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Gump. The 20 pieces of mail had belonged to 10 victims, Gump said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal man appears in court charged with causing death of brother

first_imgA Donegal man has been charged with causing the death of his brother by dangerous driving four years ago.Francis McCafferty of Belault in Pettigo, appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court this morning. The BBC reports the 44 year old is accused of killing Pat John McCafferty on the Tullychurry Road near Belleek in County Fermanagh on 5 January 2014.Mr McCafferty was arrested in Strabane in County Tyrone on Wednesday.In the hours after the crash in 2014, gardaí located a Ford Focus believed to be involved in the crash, close to Mr McCafferty’s Pettigo home.The court heard that the car was found to be damaged.He voluntarily presented himself to gardaí he next day.He is said to have admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and said it was an accident.Mr Cafferty was not charged by the gardaí.The court was told that when that account was put to him during a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) interview, he said: “Donegal guards are corrupt.”He also denied he was driving the car involved in the crash.Mr McCafferty’s solicitor told the court the statement taken by An Garda Síochana “lacked key details”.In court on Saturday, the judge said he was satisfied that there was enough evidence to connect Mr McCafferty with the alleged offence.Objecting the bail, the PSNI said it feared Mr McCafferty might abscond.The judge said he would grant bail if a number of conditions were met, and required Mr McCafferty to surrender the title deeds to his County Donegal farm.The case will be heard again on 9 April.Donegal man appears in court charged with causing death of brother was last modified: April 4th, 2018 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:accidentbrothercourtdeathFrancis McCaffertyGardaiPettigoPSNIroadlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has expressed grave concern at the Government’s refusal to outline details of its strategy on a renegotiation of Irish bank debt.Deputy McConalogue was commenting after the Taoiseach Enda Kenny repeatedly refused to answer questions from the Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin about his phone call with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel last Friday.“By passing the Stability Treaty last week we can focus energies on securing a new deal on our bank debt. However the indications now are that the Taoiseach appears to have dropped the ball.  He has refused to outline any details of his conversation with Chancellor Merkel last Friday, what issues he raised with her and what her response was. People want to know has he requested a write-down of Irish bank debt, particularly in relation to the promissory note? Has he requested a restructuring of our debt? “The Taoiseach spent the entire referendum campaign avoiding interviews and debates and refusing to address people’s concerns. Now he is avoiding answering the most basic questions about the current position on renegotiating our bank debt.  The time has come for the German authorities to be told directly that either there will be a radical move on euro level involvement in sovereign bonds or the European Union will be dragged into much deeper and longer term economic crisis.“The Irish people have made great sacrifices to help tackle our deficit problems. They now have a right to know what the Government is looking for in Europe on their behalf. We need a deal on the bank debt issue to ensure sustainability into the future.  The European Union needs a different approach and the Taoiseach must insist on this.  It is time for him to stop hiding and start fighting for Ireland’s interests in Europe,” said Deputy McConalogue. McCONALOGUE ACCUSES TAOISEACH OVER BANK DEBT STRATEGY was last modified: June 7th, 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:McCONALOGUE ACCUSES TAOISEACH OVER BANK DEBT STRATEGYlast_img read more


first_imgElectoral victory by US President Barack Obama this week is not only beneficial for the United States but also for Ireland and by extension, Donegal, especially in terms of future financial assistance and a more open immigration policy, according to Sean Hillen, the Donegal-based national public relations director for Democrats Abroad Ireland.Democrats Abroad Ireland is the official overseas wing of the US Democratic Party here and during the 18-month presidential campaign focused its efforts on organising information and voter registration meetings nationwide encouraging American voters living here to apply for their absentee ballots.“Perhaps in part because of his own bi-racial background – his mother being from Kansas and his father being Kenyan – President Obama has a more sympathetic view of the plight of emigrants,” said Hillen, who lives in Bun na Leaca, Gaoth Dobhair. “It must be remembered, it was he who guided through recent legislation that offered pardons to many of the illegal immigrants now living in the US, allowing them to live normal lifestyles. In contrast, the leading architects of the Republican policy on immigration shaped the Arizona state law, which is quite narrow and oppressive.”“In terms of financial aid,” Hillen added, “Ireland, and by extension Donegal, has received millions of dollars in funding for economic and community funding from the US over the years, in great part driven by American-Irish Democrats in DC. Many of the community centres and social and job creation projects in my own area here in the Gaeltacht area have been helped by such funding support.”Overall, Hillen said, victory by President Obama in the election this week over Mitt Romney “was based on trust.”“It is very rare that someone wins or retains the White House when unemployment is high, as it is by American standards, and the economy is weak, but the President did, winning both the overall popular vote and the majority of electoral college votes. And he did because people realise the economic difficulties American finds itself in now wasn’t his doing. He inherited it from the Republicans under George Bush and people showed they trust him to clear it up and, gradually, he is doing just that.” Hillen said President Obama’s next four years will “reflect a more liberal policy agenda with a continuation of efforts to create a more equitable society in which the wealthy pay more in taxes and tax loopholes are closed to help support greater social service programmes.“The Supreme Court will also remain more balanced as Romney would probably have introduced more conservative judges to the bench.”He added that greater attention will be placed on environmental issues, especially the problem of global warming.“With big business, including big oil, behind Romney, this would hardly have been a priority,” Hillen said, adding that foreign policy “will be characterised by greater dialogue, greater diplomacy, rather than the hawkish nature of leading Republicans close to Romney.” OBAMA VICTORY GOOD FOR PEOPLE OF DONEGAL, SAYS EX-PAT CAMPAIGNER was last modified: November 7th, 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:OBAMA VICTORY GOOD FOR PEOPLE OF DONEGALSAYS EX-PAT CAMPAIGNERlast_img read more