Arnett’s Waite wants three points off Cavalier

first_img “The only thing I think we need to do differently is finish our chances as a team. The last encounter that we had we had the better chances and just weren’t putting them away, so hopefully, this Sunday we can put them away,” a hopeful Cowan said while reflecting on their draw with Tivoli Gardens last time out. It will take more than hope and wishful thinking to get the goals for Cavalier as whenever Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh is not in the team, as was the case on Monday, Cavalier struggle. “We have been putting in extra work on the training ground as it relates to finishing our chances, it’s a problem that we have had from the season before, coming into this season as well. We create opportunities, but just not put them away, that’s what we have to do,” Cowan said of their efforts to improve. Former leaders Montego Bay United could not have asked for a better match to get over their blues, following their loss last week to second-place Portmore United. Their opponents, UWI FC, have shown a lot of fight, but appear to lack the required quality to shake things up at this level. Montego Bay United should look towards Dino Williams, Owayne Gordon and Allan Ottey to fire them to a victory, while Girvon Brown should lead UWI FC’s charges. Rivoli United will play their second home match in St Ann when they host title aspirants Portmore United at Drax Hall, while Tivoli Gardens and Boys’ Town will battle it out in the Western Kingston derby at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex. Waterhouse’s rebuilding job will continue with the visit of former pacesettters Reno, while Harbour View and Humble Lion will take centre stage on Monday night at Harbour View Stadium. FINISH OUR CHANCES 6:00 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Cavalier at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex 3:00 p.m. Montego Bay United vs UWI at Wespow Park 3:00 p.m. Rivoli United vs Portmore United at Drax Hall 3:00 p.m. Tivoli Gardens vs Boys’ Town at Edward Seaga Sports Complex 3:00 p.m. Waterhouse vs Reno at Drewsland Stadium 8:40 p.m. Harbour View vs Humble Lion at Harbour View Stadium Monday Night’s game: The last time defending champions Arnett Gardens faced Cavalier the more-fancied team was taught a lesson by Cavalier, and today, when they meet again, coach Jerome Waite will be hoping that his Arnett Gardens team will set the record straight. “It is a most-improved Arnett team. As you all know, we started out slow and we have seen a lot of improvements. Currently, we are in third spot so we expect a much-improved performance. Definitely a win, that is what we are aiming for, three points,” a confident Waite told The Gleaner. “Big win is not important, three points is what is important. Whatever happens in the game, the objective is to ensure that we get three points,” he added. Cavalier manager Toni Cowan believes her team is in a good place and just need to correct a few things. Today’s Gameslast_img read more

Ebola Hits Gibi District, Chief Prayer Man, Pastor Dies

first_imgThe commissioner of Gibi District, Rev. Amos V. Boyer says his district is currently under health threat as mysterious deaths and ailment loomed the district. He said as of Monday September 16, 2014, there were 1o suspected Ebola related deaths including several sick people most especially family members of those corpses in the district.Gibi District is one of the largest districts in Margibi County situated in the Upper part of the county.According to Commissioner Boyer, the senior elder of the district who administered special prayers for sick people and get immediate healing, Elder Sam David has succumbed to death as well as Pastor Gayway, Zeyeo Town Chief John Furner, including eminent sons and daughters of the district.Rev. Boyer noted, in recent time, about 10 people are reported to have died while several persons are seriously sick without medication.According to him, if nothing is promptly done to address the situation it would create an uncontrollable disaster that may destroy the lives of inhabitants in the entire district.The Gibi District Commissioner lamented the district lacks of basic infrastructural development especially road network as a serious problem. He said people have to walk from distant towns and villages for 8 to 10 hours to reach a medical facility; something he said is amidst such an outbreak.He wants county authorities to intervene and avert the current Ebola related deaths in the district.Rev. Boyer however attributed the alarming Ebola related death rate in the district to constant denial, cultural practices as well as other beliefs. He said despite sufficient awareness carried out about preventive measures in the district, some residents continue to withhold traditions and belief; something he said is greatly undermining government’s quest to eradicate disease.According to him, they as local leaders have conducted several town hall meetings with citizens including young people, explaining the various preventive methods and danger the disease poses to human, but some residents still remained defiant.Meanwhile, Rev. Boyer has re-emphasized the collective need for all, irrespective of status and belief, to join the fight against the Ebola virus in the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transition needed for sugar industry to survive – US Embassy deputy

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairSugar is a “problematic” enterprise and for it to be sustained, a substantial transition is needed if Government wants to discontinue awarding large subsidies. This is according to Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Brian Hunt, who in an interview with this publication noted that sugar production costs are much higher than what you can “reasonably expect to get” in return on the world market.US Deputy Chief of Mission Brian HuntFinance Minister Winston Jordan“The fact is that the cost of production is too high, the mechanisation is too low, the number of people that are being employed for the amount of crop produced is probably much too high; and there is going to have to be radical transformation or there is going to have to be some sort of social agreement that the government is going to continue to bail it out year after year, which becomes increasingly difficult economically over time,” the deputy chief observed.He pointed out that the European Union (EU) has been pushing for some time for transformation of the sector but stated that he does not believe that the expected transformation was achieved.“At the end of the day, I think the reality is that there needs to be a much more systematic way in which the government goes about restructuring the industry…the new government did do a very comprehensive study of what was going to be needed and they are moving forward with some of those changes [but] it’s not to say any of this is going to be without pain,” the diplomat further explained.Hunt pointed out that, “some degree of pain” will befall those who are employed in associated sectors of the sugar industry. He however posited that the industry should be mechanised more in line with neighbouring producer, Brazil:“I think overall you don’t have a whole lot of choices in sugar; the only way to get the price down so that you can sell competitively with large producers like Brazil is moving in the direction of mechanisation and streamlining the industry.”When calls were made last month for another bailout to the cash-strapped sugar industry, Finance Minister Winston Jordan opined that the recent challenges have made sugar “not as sweet” as it used to be. Jordan explained that to sustain what he deemed an “expensive industry” the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) would have to undergo “severe structural transformation[s]” for it to be sustained.Cash-strapped GuySuCo has since the beginning of this year closed the Wales Sugar Estate on West Bank Demerara, putting some 1700 workers out of jobs, as the company does not have the finances to operate, much less refurbish the Wales facility. The Agriculture Ministry had stated that there was a “gloomy outlook” for sugar prices in the foreseeable future and Wales Estate has been projected to make a loss of $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion this year.The authorities are contending that this coupled with the extent of refurbishment needed renders this estate prohibitively costly to maintain.GuySuCo said that it will be exploring the feasibility of alternative ventures utilising the Wales lands, while government had outlined that “agricultural workers at Wales will be absorbed by Uitvlugt up to the extent of suitable vacancies on that location. Surplus labour would have to be made redundant. The same principle would apply to the other departments.”Additionally, the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Sugar Estate, East Coast Demerara, is expected to be closed within this year, possibly placing another 800 employees on the breadline. Some of those workers are expected to be absorbed by the Enmore Estate.In reference to Wales Estate converting to dairy production, the Finance Minister had said that the government was petitioning the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a loan to aid in agricultural development.“We are talking to IDB to get an agri development loan that will look at agricultural diversification…this loan is going to target dairy and livestock development,” Jordan explained.He however cautioned that the loan was still in its formative stages. The country’s finance manager had noted that most of government allocations to the industry has already been expended.“This year, we put in $9B… today, almost 75 per cent of that has already been transferred… El Niño reduced the first crop by 30,000 tonnes. This obviously means that the sugar industry will be coming to government again for more money…this is the reality, this is not something that government can change overnight,” he had noted.last_img read more

The RCMP is looking for your help after a break and enter at Home Hardware

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is looking for your help after a break and enter at Home Hardware.The RCMP are just now releasing information about the event which took place on August 21st, 2009.  The Fort St. John Detachment received a report of a break and enter to the Home Hardware compound on 108th street.  Two suspects used the cover of the Animal Clinic on 100th avenue to enter the compound.It is unclear what was stolen from Home Hardware but it was not the first time the storage lot had been broken into by suspects cutting a hole in the North fence.- Advertisement -If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP Detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-22-TIPS or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.calast_img read more

Kenya beat Burundi, sail to CECAFA semis

first_img0Shares0000Action between Kenya Under-20 and Burundi during the CECAFA Championships on September 29, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – Benson Ochieng stepped off the bench to score the winner as Kenya’s Rising Stars came from a goal down to beat Burundi 2-1 and progress to the semi-finals of the CECAFA Under-20 Championship in Jinja, Uganda on Sunday afternoon.Stars had gone down at the stroke of halftime with skipper Hamimu Hakizimana heading home from a cross after a period of dominance. In the second half, Rising Stars coach Stanley Okumbi made a double sub, Joshua Otieno and goal scorer Ochieng coming on for Peter Oudo and Steven Otieno.The changes paid dividends as Kenya was more offensive and structured in their way of play. Kenya went level through Kariobangi Sharks forward Patrick Otieno who has been outstanding in the tournament.Okumbi made his final sub, pulling out Austin Odhiambo for Chris Opondo as he went full offensive. The changes bore fruit with Ochieng scoring in the second minute of added time.0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Gaoth Dobhair mother has revealed how she thought she and her two children were going to die after their car caught fire after a head-on collision.Sonia Nic Gairbheith was driving to her parents home when she was struck by a car which veered across the road into her path in May 2008.Ms Nic Gairbheith, whose daughter has been left in a wheelchair as a result of the collision, revealed she didn’t have time to avoid the car. “It happened in a second or two seconds. I didn’t have time to turn the steering wheel. I remember the impact and the bang and everything going white.“There were flames coming out of the bonnet. They were getting higher and higher and I expected not to get out of the car and that this was it,” she said.Ms Nic Gairbheith, an occupational therapist, was giving evidence in the trial of 80 year old William Barr.Mr Barr has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury on May 27th, 2008.The court heard how Mr Barr veered over to the wrong side of the road as he was travelling out of Dunlewey.His Volkswagen Jetta hit Mrs Nic Gairbheith’s Mazda car causing it to go backwards into a ditch.As a result of the accident Mr Barr’s 83 year old wife Maggie died and Mrs Nic Gairbheith’s daughter Noirin, 4, was left in a wheelchair after her spinal chord was severed.A statement given to Gardai on behalf of William Barr was read out to the court.Mr Barr of Hall Road, Middletown, Derrybeg, revealed how he was driving from Letterkenny around 4.30pm after attending a number of appointments.He said he remembers driving through the village of Dunlewey and past a local pub.However he said the next thing he remembers was waking up in hospital.He suffered a number of injuries including two fractures and internal bleeding and spent 18 days recovering at Letterkenny General Hospital.Garda technical experts Sgt John McDaid and Sgt Frank Lavin both attended the scene of the accident and both gave evidence to the court.They both revealed how there was no brakemarks on the road from Mr Barr’s car and that the 07 Volkswagen Jetta was in good mechanical order and had no defects.Immediately after the crash a number of passers-by managed to take Mrs Nic Gairbheith and her two children Noirin, 4, and Aodan, 2, out of the car before it completely burst into flames.Aodan suffered a number of injuries including a split lip but Noirin suffered the most serious injuries.She was taken from the car and she continued to vomit and was constantly closing her eyes as another passer-by told her stories in an effort to keep her awake.Her father Ronan arrived on the scene minutes later and she was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.After months of therapy including a spell at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England for rehabilitation and she is now confined to a wheelchair and is incontinent.Judge John O’Hagan paid tribute to a number of passers-by who came to Mrs Nic Gairbheith’s aid including Dermot Devenney, Patrick O’Gallachoir, Dermot Coleman and Feda O’Donnell.The trial is expected to end today.EndsMUM THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE IN HORRIFIC CRASH WHICH PUT DAUGHTER IN WHEELCHAIR was last modified: July 14th, 2011 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:crashDunleweyNoirin Nic GairbheithWilliam Barrlast_img read more


first_imgFolk legend Martin Simpson has been described as a “guitarist’s guitarist” and is no stranger to awards for his music.Nominated 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including nine times consecutively as Artist of The Year, which he has won twice, this acclaimed musician plays the Regional Cultural Cultural Centre on Friday night.He is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are said to be intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever.There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music.He has written some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and “One Day”.His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.Martin Simpson, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Friday October 17th, 8pm.ACCLAIMED FOLK ARTIST MARTIN SIMPSON IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 15th, 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:folk musicletterkennymartin simpsonRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more


first_imgThe first hurdle has been cleared by Donegal and as was widely expected beforehand, Tyrone presented a huge challenge and pushed the home side all the way to the final whistle. The league encounter seven weeks ago left a false impression of Mickey Harte’s team – yesterday was a more accurate reflection of their qualities.By Cathal MacSuibhne Cathal MacSuibhneIt was a big day for Rory Gallagher. His tenure as manager started well with good performances in the league and some tweaks to the system being implemented to good effect. Still though, it is all about Championship so he needed to get a win under his belt and he duly delivered.A blistering start certainly helped with four excellent scores registered inside nine minutes. The opener came from Frank McGlynn, who was immense throughout. As well as getting on the score board himself he set up numerous others and his pass to tee up Martin McElhinney for his first point of a 1-2 tally was nothing short of audacious.The visitors fought their way back into the game and turned a four point deficit into a two point lead. Aided and abetted by Darren McCurry’s goal, they moved up through the gears and caused the Donegal back line numerous problems with their strong direct running; Peter Harte particularly good in this regard.While all this was going on, the crowd at MacCumhaill Park were more taken by the battle, or maybe staring match would be more descriptive, going on between Michael Murphy and Justin McMahon. Wherever Murphy went, McMahon was never more than a nose away. Every run was blocked, every jink obstructed and at one stage McMahon even gave Murphy a pat on his backside – this was up close and personal man marking like we’d never seen before. You wouldn’t have blamed Michael if he checked outside his front door in Glenswilly last night just to make sure the big man from Omagh hadn’t followed him home. Despite the vexation amongst the Donegal support and the borderline nature of the intimidation, you have to begrudgingly admire McMahon’s concentration, discipline and doggedness to stick to his task. It is an extremely difficult thing to do on a football field, to completely ignore the ball and all that is happening around you. Michael deserves huge credit too as it would have been very easy to simply lash out in frustration but he kept his cool and bided his time before making a match winning contribution.With the sides deadlocked entering the final act, Michael stepped up and landed the game’s final three points to seal the win. The last of this trio, an incredible 45 from the wrong side of the field for a right footed kicker, was a thing of beauty.Even aside from his late flourish, Michael played a big part in the game’s vital score, McElhinney’s goal. Moments before, Rory gave the signal for Murphy to move into the square and such was McMahon and the rest of the Tyrone defence’s preoccupation with the Donegal captain, they left Odhran MacNiallais totally unmarked in front of goal. A great save from Tyrone debutant Mickey O’Neill followed but man of the match McElhinney was on hand to drill the loose ball to the corner of the net.One more score was to follow before the short whistle with the evergreen Colm McFadden slotting over to secure a two-point lead. McFadden was asked to play a deeper role than usual yesterday and he did it wonderfully well. We had seen glimpses of this during the league but it was a surprise to see him undertake such a specialised duty in a big game. It worked and Rory deserves credit for making the call. It meant that Patrick McBrearty often played the lone target man and while he didn’t see as much ball as he would have liked, whenever it did come his way he made it count.Tyrone, while putting up what Rory described as a massive performance, are obviously short a few players in order to be able to challenge for honours like they were able to a few years ago. This was highlighted with the inclusion of Cathal McShane and Ruairí Brennan from the start. Both had played starring roles in their county’s U21 All Ireland triumph at the start of the month but making the step up to senior is a different story. McShane had featured in some of the league ties but he was thrown in at the deep end being pitted against a three-time All Star in the shape of Neil McGee and the Gaoth Dobhair man simply gobbled him up. There may have been more than a hint of relief for McShane when he saw his number come up on the board to indicate he was being withdrawn shortly after half-time.The second half became more of an arm wrestle than the first, scores were at a premium and less risks taken by the teams. Another goal from either team would have been a huge score in that environment and Paul Durcan came up with a big save towards the end with the ball bobbling around the square in front of him. Durcan’s kick outs were solid throughout as well and it was an important day for the Four Masters net minder after his last Championship outing in September ended in such disappointment.The bear pit that is Ulster football meant that yesterday was about winning and nothing else. It was encouraging though that the team put in an excellent display even without some lads playing to potential. Ryan McHugh and Paddy McGrath on the left side of the defence had relatively quiet games as did Martin O’Reilly and the elder McHugh, Mark, when he was introduced.So there’s plenty more in the team and in watching the substitutes warming up under the stand yesterday it shows the strength in the panel – Anthony Thompson was only introduced in the closing minutes while didn’t Hugh McFadden or Darach O’Connor didn’t see any action. Donegal are in a good place right now. Rory is up and running as a Championship boss and most of his teams’ key men are in good form. Karl Lacey was outstanding, Christy Toye is aging like a fine wine while Neil Gallagher’s fetching is still one the game’s great sights.It doesn’t get any easier with a trip to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh next up in four weeks but such is the nature of Ulster’s showpiece competition. It is as tough as it gets and it makes our recent record all the more impressive. Not since 2010 have Donegal been beaten in the Championship at Ballybofey and that day against Down was also the last time the team lost an opening round match in the province. The proud record of only losing one match in Ulster in four years will be severely tested by the Orchard men on June 14th.DONEGAL CLEAR FIRST HURDLE AS TYRONE TAMED – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: May 18th, 2015 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


first_imgActor Art Parkinson starring in the newly released San AndreasHE’s starred in the HBO global blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones which is filmed across Ireland’s beautiful countryside.Now Moville’s Art Parkinson is hitting the silver screen with the release of San Andreas.He stars alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the movie. But the Donegal teenager says his schoolmates have made sure he’s kept his feet on the ground.“I still get slagged a lot,” he told BBC Radio Foyle.But the 13-year-old, who plays Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones, says at least he’s now old enough to watch the programme.In San Andreas , the young actor will star opposite Carla Gugino (‘Night at the Museum’) and Alexandra Daddario (‘Percy Jackson’) in the feature from New Line Cinema. The plot involves a massive earthquake in California, after which a rescue-shopper pilot journeys across the state to rescue his daughter.Parkinson plays Ollie, a ten year old who must flee for his life when the earthquake hits.The young Donegal actor is best-known for playing the character Rickon Stark in HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’.He has starred in all three seasons of the show and will return in the fourth, the first episode of which will premiere at the Belfast Film Festival.The young Irish actor previously starred in ‘Red Mist’ (called ‘Freakdog’ in some territories) and Irish horror film ‘Dark Touch’ with Padraic Delaney (‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) and Richard Dormer (‘GOT’, ‘Good Vibrations’). He will also star in the upcoming ‘Dracula Untold’, helmed by Irish director Gary Shore and produced with Universal, Legendary Pictures and Michael de Luca Productions. He will play the son of Luke Evans’ character in the feature.MY SCHOOL PALS KEEP MY FEET ON THE GROUND, SAYS SAN ANDREAS ACTOR ART PARKINSON was last modified: May 29th, 2015 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:Game Of ThronesmovilleMY SCHOOL PALS KEEP MY FEET ON THE GROUNDSAYS SAN ANDREAS ACTOR ART PARKINSONlast_img read more

Death mourned of popular Parish Priest, Fr Joseph O’Donnell

first_imgTHERE IS deep sadness across Donegal following the death of Very Rev Joseph O’Donnell, Parish Priest of Ballintra, this morning.Fr O’Donnell passed away in hospital following an illness.Fr O’Donnell was appointed P.P. in Ballintra in June 2016 after two years as a Curate in Mountcharles. Fr O’Donnell spent the bulk of his priesthood in Letterkenny, serving in the Cathedral parish for eight years and as a Curate in Aughaninshin for 16.At a farewell function, as he bid adieu to the Church of the Irish Martyrs in 2014, hundreds turned out at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Fr O’Donnell had previously served in Convoy.A big sports fan, he was a keen supporter of Leeds United and was a founder member of the Downtown Bar-based supporters club in 1992. A native of Main Street, St Johnston, Fr O’Donnell is predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Eileen, and is survived by brothers Seamus and Jude, and sister Elaine.Death mourned of popular Parish Priest, Fr Joseph O’Donnell was last modified: July 9th, 2019 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:AughaninshinBallintraChurch of the Irish MartyrsFr Joe o’DonnellFr Joseph O’DonnellletterkennySt Johnstonlast_img read more