Frustrations build at Waterhouse

first_imgThe frustration at Waterhouse Football Club in this season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) continues to build, as they went down 2-0 to Reno in an uninspiring performance at their Drewsland base. It was their fifth loss from 10 home matches.However, Coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey said it was not time to press the panic button as he believes there is more than adequate time to save their season.”It was lacklustre. I didn’t expect a lacklustre performance like this. We didn’t even look like we turned up to play until the secondhalf,” Bailey told the Gleaner.”But there are still a lot of points and a lot of games, so we can’t give up and it’s too early to hit the alarm bells. I don’t think the alarm bells should start ringing as yet. Yes, we want points and you want to assure yourself, but time is on our side. We just have to look in ourselves and see where we go from here. But as soon as we get some players off injury and get the new players coming in you will see a different team,” Bailey sought to assure.Reno looked dangerous from the onset and it was no surprise when Kavar Walker steered home Javed Richardson’s cross from 12 yards after 17 minutes of play.WASTED GIFTWaterhouse struggled to get themselves together, but DeAndre Brown rattled the bar from 18 yards of a low Irvino English cross and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson wasted a gift after goalkeeper Dennis Taylor landed a spot-kick at his feet just outside the area, firing over the unguarded goal.However, when the Waterhouse defence failed to clear a ball from their area, it eventually fell to the prolific Craig Foster, who spun and fired pass Diego Haughton in the Waterhouse goal.The hosts improved slightly after the break, but still looked disorganised and lacked creativity for the most part. But while Anderson forced a good save out of Taylor midway the half, his opportunity in the final minute summed up his and Waterhouse’s play, as, with only Taylor to beat he dragged a tame shot wide from 12 yards.Reno’s Technical Director Wendell Downswell said the team’s aim is to win six straight and climb out of the bottom half of the standings.”We are on track in the new year,” Downswell said.In other games, Portmore and Montego Bay United played to a 1-1 draw. UWI stopped Harbour View 1-0, Arnett Gardens beat Boys’ Town 2-1 in the Trench Town derby, Tivoli edged Jamalco 1-0 and Humble Lion defeated Maverley-Hughenden 2-0.Montego Bay lead the table with 39 points, but that was cut to one by Tivoli (38). UWI are third with 35 points, followed by Humble Lion on 34, Portmore with 33, and Arnett on 28.Yesterday’s ResultsPortmore 1 – 1 Montego BayUWI 1 – 0 Harbour ViewBoys’ Town 1-2 Arnett GardensJamalco 0 – 1 TivoliWaterhouse 0 – 2 RenoHumble Lion 2 – 0 Maverley-Hughendenlast_img read more

NDP, Green Party propose strategies to tackle mill closure in Fort Nelson

first_imgThe candidates face off in their final debate tonight, held in MacBride. Local candidates in the upcoming federal election are now offering comment on the closure of the Takama mill in Fort Nelson.Yesterday, Canfor announced the mill would be closing indefinitely after its current inventory was depleted near the end of this month.NDP candidate for Prince George-Peace River Betty Bekkering says her party would create a strong strategy to address the wave of mill closures across BC.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=414|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc9dce697cf6f1b55fa9311365fd03ad-Bekkering 1_1_Pub.mp3] Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Hilary Crowley says her party would like to invest in renewable industry in mill towns to employ laid-off workers. [asset|aid=415|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dc9dce697cf6f1b55fa9311365fd03ad-Crowley 1 _1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Nevada 10-1 in WAC with win over Fresno

first_imgNick Fazekas had a season-high 33 points, 15 rebounds and keyed a big run to open the second half that carried No. 12 Nevada to a 81-68 victory over Fresno State on Thursday night. Kyle Shiloh added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the WolfPack (22-2, 10-1 Western Athletic Conference) dominated the boards to win for the 15th time in 16 games. Nevada outrebounded host Fresno State (16-8, 5-6) 53-25. But Memphis’ defense never let UAB (11-12, 3-6) muster much of a scoring spurt. The Blazers committed 20 turnovers, many of them careless mistakes. They also made just 2-of-15 3-pointers and 16-of-52 shots. No. 10 Butler 92, Cleveland State 50 Pete Campbell made eight 3-pointers – six in the first half – and finished with 28 points, and No. 10 Butler showed off its outside touch by making a school record 20 3s. Ranked higher in the AP’s poll than at any time in school history, the visiting Bulldogs (23-2, 11-1 Horizon League) extended their winning streak to nine in a row with an eye-popping display of offensive efficiency and marksmanship. Campbell led the way, making 8-of-11 shots from beyond the arc. – From News Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fazekas scored the first two baskets of the second half to extend a two-point lead and had nine points in all in a 14-4 run that gave the Wolf Pack a 54-42 lead. After Kevin Bell hit a 3-pointer for Fresno State, Nevada answered with a pair of 3-pointers by Shiloh and another by Denis Ikolev to go up 63-45 with 13:49 remaining. center_img The Bulldogs responded with a 12-2 run that cut the lead to eight, but Fazekas answered with a basket and the lead never got below 10 after that. No. 8 Memphis 70, UAB 56 Jeremy Hunt scored a career-high 30 points and visiting Memphis limited UAB to 31 percent shooting. The Tigers (20-3, 10-0 Conference USA) blew the game open by going on a 24-5 run starting late in the first half for their 12th consecutive victory. Hunt made six 3-pointers before the half, bettering his previous scoring high by a point in 15 minutes action. He didn’t score again until managing a short jumper and a seventh 3 over the final 3 minutes. last_img read more

Broadway goes dark as stagehands go on strike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We must remain committed to achieving a fair contract,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the league. “Our goal is simple: to pay for workers we need and for work that is actually performed.” City officials said Saturday that it was too early to estimate the economic impact of the strike. Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed disappointment that the two sides couldn’t settle their differences without a strike, but reiterated, “The city continues to stand ready to help in any way we can.” The work stoppage first affected “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” a holiday attraction for families that had an early 11 a.m. matinee. School counselor Vicki Michel, with teacher husband Pat, came to New York from their home in Puyallup, Wash., for a weekend of Broadway shows. The three shows they intended to see were all canceled: “Grinch,” “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia!” They managed to nab tickets to “Young Frankenstein” (which was not affected by the walkout) and the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” and were headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday instead of the “Grinch.” Outside the Gershwin Theatre, where “Wicked” plays, Wanda Antonetti, of DuBois, Pa., and her daughter, Sherry Antonetti, of Dover, Del., contemplated where to shop. They arrived Saturday morning to celebrate Wanda Antonetti’s 70th birthday and did not know about the strike until they arrived at the theater. “We came a long way for lunch,” Wanda Antonetti said. NEW YORK – From “Wicked” to “The Phantom of the Opera,” from “Mamma Mia!” to “Rent,” most shows did not go on as Broadway stagehands walked off the job, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals. It was a dramatic, uncertain day in the Times Square area for disappointed theatergoers, who mingled on the streets Saturday while striking Local One stagehands picketed in an orderly fashion behind barricades and declined to talk to reporters. The union had no official comment on the walkout. No new negotiations have been scheduled between Local One and the League of American Theatres and Producers, so the outlook for a quick settlement looks murky. The two sides have been in contentious negotiations for more than three months. Much of their disagreements involve work rules and staffing requirements, particularly rules governing the expensive process of loading in and setting up a show. The producers want more flexibility in hiring; the stagehands don’t want to give up what they say are hard-won benefits without something in return. Theater employees told patrons they could expect refunds, but no rescheduled tickets. At “Wicked,” several received pamphlets for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which was playing next door and was open for business. On West 52nd Street, where Tony Award-winning musicals “Jersey Boys” and “Hairspray” play on either side of the street, pickets stood behind police barricades as theatergoers received directions on how to get their refunds. The stagehands carried signs reading, “Our families are No. 1.”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

Manchester United transfer target confirms switch… but you won’t believe it!

first_img Ivan Perisic in action for Inter Milan 1 Ivan Perisic is preparing to make a shock switch… to beach volleyball!The Inter Milan winger – reportedly wanted by Manchester United – is one of Croatia’s biggest football stars.Having played at last summer’s European Championship and endured a testing season with Inter, you would think the 28-year-old would be taking a well-earned rest this summer.But Perisic is instead getting set to represent Croatia in one of beach volleyball’s biggest annual tournaments.He is a huge fan of the sport and, in three weeks’ time, will face Olympic stars alongside teammate Niksa Dell’Orco in the Swatch Major Series in Pore?, Croatia.“Last year I saw the Pore? Major on TV so I contacted the organizers and expressed my wish to play because it looked awesome – and now I am here,” said Perisic.“My expectations are always the same, just like in soccer – to give my all and win.”For more information on the Swatch Major Series, including Perisic’s planned appearance, go to swatchmajorseries.comlast_img read more

Captain Coleman the hero as Ireland beat Georgia at the Aviva

first_imgSeamus Coleman was the hero as Ireland overcame Georgia in this World Cup Qualifying game at the Aviva Stadium.The Killybegs man captained his country and scored the only goal of the game following a determined if somewhat bizarre run inside the box which saw him literally walk the ball over the line.The Everton star was awarded the man of the match award to round off a solid display to snatch three vital points with his first goal in a green jersey. The final whistle saw Coleman greet his family including his dad in the crowd.Jon Walters paid tribute to his captain’s 56th goal and never-say-die attitude.“It was fitting of the captain to get it today. He makes those runs all the day and it was a great goal,” he said.Ireland put behind a very indifferent first half to push on a look for more openings in the second half to nick the game in the end. Scrappy or not, Coleman will be delighted that he wore the captain’s armband when Martin O’Neill’s team chalked up three very important points.Captain Coleman the hero as Ireland beat Georgia at the Aviva was last modified: October 7th, 2016 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:Aviva stadiumGeorgiaIrelandseamus colemanWORLD CUPlast_img read more

JOB VACANCY: CLONLEIGH CO-OP SEEKING TO RECRUIT YARD/STORE ASSISTANT

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Clonleigh Co-op is a dynamic and expanding agricultural Co-op based in East Donegal. We supply farm inputs to farms throughout the North West of Ireland and throughout Northern Ireland.We operate two retail outlets at Castlefinn and Newtowncunningham supplying general hardware and building products in addition to servicing the agricultural sector and Inisleigh Farm Foods in Newtowncunningham which manufactures compound and blended animal feed. We have a requirement for a Yard / Store person to join our team.The Job will be based in our Newtowncunningham premises.Job description:Be able to work well in a team environment which is key to the smooth and effective running of the organization.Applicants must possess relevant forklift license.Unloading / loading deliveries & customers.Computer literacy will be required as successful candidate will be stock receipting goods inwards & also serving on shop counter when required.Be analytical, thorough, efficient and be able to communicate effectively with customers, and staff.Experience in the Agricultural sector would be an advantage.Location: Newtowncunningham, Donegal Payment: Depending on ExperienceTerms: Permanent, Full-timeContact: Gareth Patterson/Derek GlennIf you’re interested in this position then forward your CV now to derek@clonleigh.ieTel: (00353) 074 9146700 JOB VACANCY: CLONLEIGH CO-OP SEEKING TO RECRUIT YARD/STORE ASSISTANT was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Watch: Town says a fond farewell to car enthusiast and gentleman George

first_imgIt was a fitting tribute to a man who became known for that gentle salute he would bid to other motorists on the road.There was great sadness following the news last week of the passing of George Hegarty from Newmills.A massive crowd turned out to say a final farewell to the much-loved husband and father. George and his family touched the hearts of the nation last Christmas when son Gareth surprised his dad with a green Morris Minor as a present.The much-loved local character was laid to rest following his funeral mass at Conwal Parish Church yesterday with burial afterwards at Gortlee Cemetary.Among the many mourners were his beloved wife Kathleen and 14 children as well as extended family and many friends.And to ensure that George had a fitting send-off, many classic-car owners turned out in force to say a final farewell to one of their own. Rest in peace George.DDTV: George and Kathleen’s class Christmas present isn’t a ‘minor’ one!Watch: Town says a fond farewell to car enthusiast and gentleman George was last modified: November 1st, 2017 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:donegalGeorge HegartyMorris MinorNEWMILLSlast_img read more

No Barriers hosting free conference on staying active with a disability

first_imgThe Donegal-based No Barriers Foundation will mark National Fitness Day with an inaugural conference on the theme of staying active with a disability.This September 26th, the non-profit group will host a free evening event to raise awareness of exercise for disability rehabilitation and the options that are available locally.The conference will feature guest speakers and will include a demonstration of the No Barriers Exoskeleton – a specialist device which enables people with spinal injury, stroke, MS, and brain injury, amongst others, to stand up and walk. Guest Speakers are:Dr Mark Hogan (Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team)– The importance of exercise for mental healthDr Frank Fogarty (No Barriers Foundation)– The Role of the Exoskeleton in Neurological RehabilitationAdaptive Adventurer and Motivational Speaker Nikki Bradley– My Story: Getting active with a disabilityLooking ahead to the conference, No Barriers Services Coordinator and Physiotherapist Stephen Mc Nally said: “The goal of this event is to connect and serve our local communities here in Donegal, and to provide a means of awareness to the emerging technologies, mental health and exercise for disability rehabilitation.“This event will be an opportunity for all of us connect with those within the community who need access to these services as well as other organisations with the same goal as ours and that is the creation of an all-inclusive healthcare rehabilitation facility with access to all in Donegal and surrounding counties.“We are expecting individuals from varying backgrounds and from every corner of the county and others seeking to gain knowledge as to what is offered here in Donegal and indeed the North West.” The conference begins at 6pm in the Community Inclusion Hub, Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny. Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided. All welcome.No Barriers hosting free conference on staying active with a disability was last modified: September 19th, 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:conferencenational fitness dayno barriers foundationlast_img read more