Despite putting on a fearless, entertaining and commanding first-half performance which should have seen his Jamaican team outscore Costa Rica en-route to a comfortable win, Reggae Boyz’ head coach Winfried Schafer labels the 1-1 result in Friday night’s CONCACAF Semi-final Round Group Two World Cup Qualifier a good one and believes his charges will win the return tie tomorrow. Jamaica’s Je-Vaughn Watson scored a bullet header in the 16th minute, while a number of close chances for the home team went beckoning inside the almost full to capacity National Stadium. The Jamaicans also had the lion’s share of possession in the first-half and were more direct, but just couldn’t get the ball into the net more than once in Friday night’s game. Analysing his team’s performance during Friday’s post-match press conference, Schafer called his team’s play in the opening period exemplary. “We played with our all, that’s what we worked at in training and in the second-half the players got a little bit tired. The left side had a small problem, but we showed teamwork because we are one of the best teams in the CONCACAF and the end is OK, 1-1 is OK,” said the coach. Schafer admitted that his charges were short with that elusive second goal, but showed guts. “We were not complacent and (Rodolph) Austin is not here, but I am very happy about the performance of our team, it was fantastic and our team gave 100 per cent for the country and the people and I am very happy about that and how the team goes out against Costa Rica,” he underlined. The coach also defended his substitutions, stating that Lee Williamson, who was very good in the first-half, was taken out because he was tired, adding that forward Darren Mattocks might have been introduced a little too late. “Again, our team today played in this match was very good. We intend to beat Costa Rica at home,” he reiterated. “The plan is to recover the players, the players sleep good and we make our recovery. After that we go to Costa Rica,” he added, noting that captain Austin should be OK to play in Costa Rica.
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For most, it’s the dread of life where tempers are tested inside and outside the family car.Where families try to beat the clock every school day in life as they take on the gauntlet that is the school run.For one man, it has become a privilege thanks to the thought and anonymous generosity of the people around him. Advertisement It would do your heart good to watch Paul Dillon sitting with his elbow out the window of his 11-year-old Limerick registered Black Ford Focus waiting at the school gate for 3pm to arrive so he can collect his wanes from school.Celebrity statusAn hour earlier, Paul pulled on to one of the two blue disabled parking bays at Kernan’s in Newtowncunnigham.A couple of his workmates are on their lunch break and go out to meet Paul. Advertisement They give him a hand onto his wheelchair. His arrival into the shop is greeted with smiles from staff and regulars alike in doing a bit of shopping or even in for a bite to eat.Paul Dillion and his two bodyguards Jonathan Mc Carron and Leo Tinney pictured at Kernans in Newtowncunningham this week. Photo Brian McDaid.Paul makes his way into the diner and takes a wee tour around the restaurant having a yarn with this one and that before he gets his workmates to hold his wheelchair steady as he slides himself over on to the seat and into stall No 1, then the slagging and craic begins.Liverpool will get a mention at least twice, and the big win this year, Paul is a massive reds fan and of course, everyone around him will rubbish them.Paul’s presence in Kernan’s lifts the spirits of people.Someone waves at him from one of the isles in the supermarket and Paul waves them over to hear their craic. They stand yapping with a basket half full of messages in the diner as waiters get the all-day breakfast out past the crowd that has gathered around Paul.Paul was diagnosed with motor neurone disease on the 2nd of January this year.Since then the wider community around his home in Newtowncunningham have rallied to make his home more adaptable and accessible for his wheelchair.Everyone is very focused on making Paul’s life and his families life as normal and as comfortable as it could possibly be. Run aroundA friend of Paul’s Dominic Robb who is a motor mechanic based in Newtowncunningham made the suggestion that he would go looking for a good run around car for Paul and get it fitted out to suit Paul’s needs to give him a bit of Independence so he could a take a spin up to Kernan’s for a yarn with friends and workmates and get him out of the house a bit more.Paul Dillion proudly showing off his Ford Focus which has been adapted to suit Paul driving needs. Photo Brian McDaid.Test driveIn the last few weeks, Dominic got a car sorted and landed out to Paul one evening and they both headed off up to Letterkenny with Dominic driving as Paul watched on.On the way back Dominic got Paul into the driver’s seat and they set off cautiously back to Newtowncunnigham.By the time Paul got to Newtown, Dominic was well impressed with Paul’s progress behind the wheel of his automatic Ford Focus so the two boys headed on down the road as far as Bridgend a spin before returning back to Newtown.Paul Dillion pictured in his Ford Focus as he heads to collect his children from school in Newtowncunningham. Photo Brian McDaid.Since then Paul is out every day in the car and the simplest things like going to collect his two girls from Scoil Cholmcille gives Paul a great feeling of achievement and also gets him out and about thanks to the adaptions made on the carThe car had 110,000kms on it when Paul got and it hasn’t cooled since.Cinema trips, taking the girls to dancing lessons, even taking the missus to the hairdresser, and even going for a litre of milk are all on Paul list.But most of all, up to Kernan’s to meet people is something that Paul has always done and enjoyed the banter from behind the butcher’s counter, be it in Kernan’s or in McGee’s butchers in Letterkenny before that.This weekend Paul will be taking a wee break from behind the wheel and will be parking up his Focus today, Thursday, as Paul, Emma and the kids will be heading to Disneyland in Paris for a well-deserved family holiday.Happy motoring folks.DD Motoring: Diddler’s Focus was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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)
OAKLAND — After staying sidelined for the past week with a sore left knee, Warriors forward Draymond Green does not feel good enough to return for Monday’s preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena. After spending his summer traveling and staying away from basketball, though, the All-Star reported feeling rejuvenated and motivated for the 2018-19 season.So much that Green expressed optimism that he will return when the Warriors play an exhibition game against the Los Angeles …
26 April 2007A US$4-million expansion of the ferrochrome terminal at the port of Maputo in Mozambique is currently under way, aimed at increasing exports of the alloy from South Africa.According to the Maputo Port Development Company’s commercial director, Dick Moore, construction on the terminal will be completed in June and the facility will be operational by the end of July.“The bigger ferrochrome terminal will boost ferrochrome exports to more than one million tons per annum over the next few years, so we are very pleased,” Moore said.Ferrochrome, a corrosion-resistant alloy of chrome and iron, is used to produce stainless steel. In South Africa it is mined in Middelburg in Mpumalanga province and Rustenburg in North West province.“The original terminal at Maputo Port was commissioned less than two years ago and was already operating close to capacity,” said Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) chief executive Brenda Horne.“The terminal handled more than 500 000 tons in 2006, which was mainly shipped to the steel mills of Northern Europe, Japan and China,” Horne added.The MCLI aims to improve infrastructure such as the road and rail link between South Africa and Mozambique as part of the Maputo Development Corridor initiative. It has already resulted in the construction of the R2-billion N4 toll road between Johannesburg and Maputo, as well as linked rail and communication upgrades.The Maputo Port Development Company has a 25-year concession from the Mozambican government to operate Port Maputo.South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation has been the primary catalyst for SA investment in Mozambique.In March, the IDC has approved funding for 10 projects across Mozambique, and is currently investigating six additional projects in the country. The projects range from mining and mineral beneficiation to agriculture, tourism, chemicals, forestry, transport and energy.Source: BuaNews