Portmore set sights on RSPL final

first_imgPromoted Portmore United have their sights set on finishing at least among the top two in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).A top-two finish will ensure that the club qualifies for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship next season. Manager Clive Marshall said yesterday that a return to the CFU championship could open doors to overseas contracts for the players.Speaking at yesterday’s weekly RSPL conference, which was held at the sponsors’ head office on Spanish Town Road, Marshall said: “We want players to get contracts overseas in order for them to be able to better their lives and help their families.”He added: “When the team got demoted two seasons ago, it was our aim to return to the RSPL then qualify for the CFU, and we remain on course for that.”I had also declared back then that the club would be back in top-flight football soon. And that was done,” he emphasised.Portmore finished the preliminary stage of the RSPL on 61 points and earned $1 million for that feat. They will face Humble Lion in the first leg of a two-way semi-final tie on Sunday at the Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, starting at 3:30 p.m.The winners of the tie would be eligible to represent Jamaica in the CFU Club Championship next season.”Well, for us it is about focusing on the semi-finals against Humble Lion. We are confident and will go there for a positive result,” he said.Portmore United and Tivoli Gardens have won the most national titles with five each. With Tivoli out of contention this season, Portmore have the chance to go ahead by winning a record sixth national title.Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens will meet in the other semi-final.last_img read more

Labour mobility across the country in April

first_imgCanada’s trade ministers have signed an agreement that ensures labour mobility becomes a reality across the country in April.A committee of federal, provincial and territorial governments has signed an agreement in Ottawa that permits workers from any province or territory fill jobs anywhere in Canada.The new labour mobility regulations take effect on April 1, 2009.- Advertisement -B.C.’s Trade Minister Ida Chong says the deal is good for Canada because it reduces labour barriers and signals that other cross-country regulations that restrict trade and investment could also fall.Chong, chairwoman of the internal trade committee, says the lifting of labour mobility restrictions means a doctor from Ontario can now practise medicine in B.C. without taking extra tests or meeting local standards.She says the provinces and federal government have been trying to loosen Canada’s labour mobility regulations since 1994. Advertisementlast_img read more

Toxic town houses

first_imgLos Angeles Sen. Sheila Kuehl is pushing legislation that would prohibit the sale of the land until, and unless, it has had a complete cleanup. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is asking DOE to make sure it complies with federal cleanup standards. We wholeheartedly support their efforts to make sure that no toxic town houses are built on the former lab site. HAVE we already forgotten the hard- learned lessons of 30 years ago at Love Canal? That’s the Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood that had once been a toxic dump site before it was paved over and houses built. When the extremely high rate of cancer and birth defects was uncovered, the neighborhood became synonymous with the dangers of building on once-toxic lands. It’s hard to imagine that with only 30 years passed there’s a possibility of creating another one. Yet activists and local politicians are finding themselves battling to make sure the Santa Susana Field Lab site doesn’t become the Love Canal of the 21st century. The problem is that the Department of Energy is expected to decommission the former nuclear lab site next year, and it is unclear what kind of cleanup the DOE will require before it releases the 290 acres of L.A.-adjacent land for residential use, without restriction. That’s troublesome, considering the site’s history of chemical use, radioactive material and groundwater contamination. 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

Watch: All the goals as Luis Suarez, Neymar and Barcelona humbled Real Madrid

first_img3-0 Andres Iniesta 1 2-0 Neymar Luis Suarez center_img Barcelona put in a performance to remember as they tore apart a poor Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Saturday evening.Luis Suarez scored either side of goals from Neymar and Andrea Iniesta while Los Blancos substitute Isco saw red for a terrible kick on Barca’s Brazilian superstar.See all the goals below and let us know what you think of them!1-0 Luis Suarez 4-0 Luis Suarezlast_img

Claudio Ranieri: ‘We are fighting; it’s a crazy league and anything can happen’

first_img1 Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has urged the Foxes to take advantage of a ‘crazy’ season in the Premier League.The Italian has guided Leicester to the top of the table, much to the amazement of rival – and perhaps home – supporters.They host Newcastle on Monday with Rafa Benitez taking charge of the Magpies for the first time after Steve McClaren was sacked on Friday.Leicester’s five-point lead will be cut to two by Tottenham if Spurs beat Aston Villa on Sunday, but Ranieri knows it is an unpredictable year.“The league this year is crazy,” he said. “You know my ideas. I still have these ideas. Every decade or 20 years, something strange could happen.“For this reason, we are fighting because it’s a crazy league and anything could happen. We have to fight and at the end we can say, ‘We have achieved this’.“I said there were five games (for the international break this month) and then I can say what we can do. Now I am focused on Newcastle. The three points are very important for us.”Ranieri has consistently played down Leicester’s title chances, despite the Foxes being in the top four since October.They are now title favourites after being 5000-1 for the crown at the start of the season. Claudio Ranieri has guided Leicester City to the top of the Premier League table last_img read more

ATHLETICS: DONEGAL MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS @FINN VALLEY

first_imgDonegal Athletic BoardMaster Cross Country Championships  2011Finn Valley Center02/10/2011Pos.No.First NameSurnameClubTime1256PauricMc KinneyLetterkenny A.C.16.272264JoeMc KinneyInishowen A.C.16.443271PaulWardTír Chonaill16.534253KieranCarlinFinn Valley A.C.17.095252DominicBonnerFinn Valley A.C.17.246262HumpreyMurphyLetterkenny A.C.18.067254MarkConnollyFinn Valley A.C.18.068268P.J.BoyceCranford A.C.18.239250TomThompsonFinn Valley A.C.18.2910255JohnDalyLetterkenny A.C.18.3611251MichaelPenroseFinn Valley A.C.18.4612273NoelThomasTír Chonaill19.0213259JasonKingLetterkenny A.C.19.1214257AidanMc KennaLetterkenny A.C.19.1615258BenDunleaveyLetterkenny A.C.20.0416276BrendanMc BrideRosses A.C.20.0917266MichaelCollinsInishowen A.C.20.1018263BillyOrrFoyle Valley A.C.20.1119265OwenMc KinneyInishowen A.C.20.4820267MickHarkinInishowen A.C.21.0721269JoeCaseyCranford A.C.21.0822260RichardRaymondLetterkenny A.C.21.4623275JohnCannonTír Chonaill22.07Donegal Athletic BoardMaster Cross Country Championships 2011Finn Valley Center     02/10/2011Pos.No.First NameSurnameClubTime1207HelenaCrossanInishowen A.C.11.352212NoreenMartinFinn Valley A.C.11.573201ItaGallagherRosses A.C.12.204215MaryHipsleyFinn Valley A.C.12.345204AnitaMeehanRosses A.C.12.506209MaeveMc GrathFinn Valley A.C.13.107205BridgeCollinsInishowen A.C.13.278211NoleenPorterFinn Valley A.C.13.499210GloriaDonagheyFinn Valley A.C.13.5210214Mary TSpeightFinn Valley A.C.14.0111213NancyMc NameeFinn Valley A.C.14.1012206AideenMc LaughlinInishowen A.C.15.1413216GraceFrielFinn Valley A.C.15.3514203BrigidWardRosses A.C.16.0515202BrigidDohertyRosses A.C.16.5916208RonnieSweeneyInishowen A.C.17.35Team:Master MenDate02/10/2010PositionTeam1st2nd3rd4thTotal1Finn Valley A.C.4579252Letterkenny A.C.161013303Inishowen A.C.217192058Donegal Athletic BoardTeam:Master WomenDate02/10/2010PositionTeam1st2nd3rdTotal1Finn Valley A.C.2468202Inishowen A.C.171216363Rosses A.C.35141537ATHLETICS: DONEGAL MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS @FINN VALLEY was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 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:ATHLETICS: DONEGAL MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS @FINN VALLEYlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS MINORS OVERCOME BUNDORAN

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesGood luck: very best wishes to Four Masters Ladies and Manager Dylan Davitt and his Management team in the Ulster Intermediate Final this Sunday 2nd November. Match takes place in Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Throw in 1.15pm. They play Monaghan Harps. Get along to support if you can.  Four Masters Minors: Huge well done to Four Masters Minors and their Manager Michael Breslin and his Management team on an impressive win on Sunday against Bundoran. Score was 4-13 to 1-08. Four Masters Lotto: there was no jackpot winner this week. Week 15. The lucky dip winners were Peter Rooney, Tirchonaill St. Gerry Molloy, Birchill. Mary McCauley, Drumrooske and Paul Duncan, Newtown. All receive €25 each. Next weeks jackpot now sits at €4200. To win this fantastic prize please visit www.fourmastersgaa.com or call Paul on 087 279 1305.  Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project: Four Masters U16′s boys football team have signed up for the Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project to try and get new jerseys for 2015. They are asking for your support. 2000 points are required to get 20 new jerseys. Each bottle of lucozade sport counts as one point, with the March 31st the closing date. You can support this by doing the following1. Buying Lucozade Sport bottles with ‘Collect Codes Get Kit’ wrappers.2. Registering your bottle code at https://www.lucozadesport.ie/kit-out-project/ The bottle code is on the outside of each bottle behind the wrappers. You will need to register with Lucozade and add ‘Four Masters GAA Club’ to your team. Alternatively, you can write down the bottle code and text it to0860523905 and it will be added. Indoor Training: Indoor training for four and five year old boys football will start on Tuesday 4th November in the AVS Gym from 6pm to 7pm. It will continue every Tuesday for seven weeks, with it costing €2 each week.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS MINORS OVERCOME BUNDORAN was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

SINN FÉIN CALLS FOR YES VOTE IN SEANAD REFERENDUM

first_imgSINN FÉIN has called for a Yes vote in the Seanad referendum as polls show people are worried about handing over all political power to fewer people in the Dail.But local TD Pearse Doherty thinks it should still be abolished.“The timing of this referendum in the weeks before the budget will certainly seem like a diversionary tactic by a government which wants to take the focus off of its cuts agenda that is causing so much hardship for so many families,” he said. “For most people the Seanad is irrelevant. They have never had a vote in a Seanad election, nor has the Seanad had any impact on their daily lives and struggles. With an in-built government majority, because of the number of Taoiseach’s nominees, it rubber stamps government decisions.“In the last two-and-a-half years, the Seanad has supported the government on every single occasion, including the introduction of the Property Tax, cuts to Disability Payments and the Promissory Note deal which is costing the tax payer €30 billion.“In recent years the only time most people will have heard anything about the Seanad was when former Fianna Fáil Senator Ivor Callely was investigated for abusing the expenses regime.“But the referendum on the Seanad is important. It does matter. It matters because the Seanad represents a blatant inequality at the heart of our political system. It matters because the cronyism and the elitism that are synonymous with the Seanad have fostered the type of politics that has brought this state to its knees. The failure to reform the Seanad by consecutive governments including Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour echo the failure to reform politics as a whole. There has been plenty of time but no action. “Many people – including Michael McDowell and Michael Martin who were part of government during the Ahern years and to whom the Seanad represents a potential political lifeline – now claim to be committed to reforming the Seanad. You should judge these assertions by their actions over recent decades. When they had the opportunity to reform it they did nothing.“The Seanad has promoted political cronies and allies rather than ideas or visions. And Fianna Fáil is the party which has done the most to reinforce the perception of the Seanad as a hot house of cronyism.”Deputy Doherty went on: “The system of Taoiseach’s nominees in particular during the Bertie Ahern era was used to promote close political allies and cronies rather than doing anything to bring more diversity into the political system.“It was not used to increase the number of women in the Oireachtas or to ensure minorities were represented. In the main it has been a safety net for those who failed to get elected to the Dáil.“It may seem unbelievable but people have been nominated to the Seanad merely to secure parking and access to the Dáil bar for life! Examples of these so-called weekend Senators include current Fianna Fáil General Secretary Sean Dorgan. “The most damning feature of the Seanad is the elitism, inequality and discrimination that is at its core. There can be no place in a real republic, based on equality, for an elected office to which only a tiny percentage of the population have the right to vote.“By restricting votes to an elite of those educated in a number of select colleges (including Trinity College Dublin, UCD, UCC and UCG) as well as City and County Councillors, the Seanad is anomaly in a modern democracy. It runs in the face of the core principal that all citizens are equal. It is obviously wrong to most people that a house of parliament would discriminate against citizens based on where they were educated.“We know that many people will see this referendum as an opportunity to vote against the government. This is understandable given the broken promises and failures, and the hardship caused by cuts to local services and increased taxes and charges. But I would ask people to look at the issue before you on its merits. There is no defence that can be made of the Seanad in its current form. It needs to be abolished.“Sinn Féin seeks to build a New Republic on this island based on equality for all citizens. We want to see an end to privilege and elitism, and to the cronyism and influence of vested interests that have so damaged politics in this country. Fairness, democracy and equality of citizenship demand that the current Seanad be abolished. Vote Yes on October 4th.” SINN FÉIN CALLS FOR YES VOTE IN SEANAD REFERENDUM was last modified: August 23rd, 2013 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)last_img read more

Seaview House to open under new operator within weeks

first_imgSeaview Respite House in Mountcharles is set to open under the operation of RehabCare in the coming weeks, despite anxiety over the future of the service.RehabCare, who is the new service provider at Seaview House, confirmed that the centre will open once final remedial works are completed at the site in Dromore Lower, Co Donegal.Funding problems surrounding the charity have created confusion over the future of services at Seaview House. The healthcare charity is seeking €2M from the Department of Health to bridge a funding shortfall. However RehabCare have said that they met with families a number of times in recent weeks to keep them updated on the progress of the transfer of the service at Mountcharles. Respite provision will increase from three days to five at Seaview HouseA spokesperson for RehabCare said: “We are very much looking forward to opening the doors at Seaview House shortly and rolling out this nurse-led service which we know is vital to the community.“We would like to take this opportunity to guarantee that every step has been taken to ensure minimal disruption to service users, and we want to reassure families that continuity of care and the provision of a person-centred quality service for the adults and children who will access this service is our number one priority.”Seaview House to open under new operator within weeks was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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