Romario Willis of St George’s College and Tyrese Williams of Kingston College will represent Jamaica at the FLOW Ultimate Football Experience Final in Trinidad and Tobago on May 7. Willis won the top spot, while Williams was second at the event staged at Ballaz Liberty Park, located at Devon Road in St Andrew, on Saturday. They won from of field of 67 boys and one female competitor. All 68 persons received certificates of participation. Sean Porteous and Dwight Merrick of Jamaica College received special awards. They were presented with Manchester United jerseys. Two winners from several Caribbean countries will advance to the two-day skills session in Trinidad next month, to experience one-on-one training with Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Manchester United Soccer School coaches. There, they will participate in a series of drills, designed by the coaches for the for the two top finalists to win a trip to Old Trafford in Manchester, England to watch Manchester United against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on May 21. Willis who is a 15 year-old and in third form says that he was highly confident in winning the top prize for a chance to go to the final in Trinidad. “I came here expecting to win because I put in a lot of work. It is an overwhelming feeling. I am going to Trinidad and then I will be in Manchester next month,” he said confidently. Manchester United’s past player and academy coach, Quinton Fortune says it was a good experience in his first visit to Jamaica. “It is a good experience been here for the first time in Jamaica. I enjoyed the experience with the kids, they have talent and are wonderful,” Fortune who represented Manchester for six years said. Carlo Redwood, LIME vice-president of marketing and television said the kids aged 13 to 16 were selected from across the island. “It is good to see the kids here who were selected from across the country. FLOW is continuing to develop football in association with the CFU,” Redwood said. HIGHLY CONFIDENT
In the unlimited class. Chad Burns had the best time of 30:52. He was followed by Rick Hollingworth who finished in 31:43, while Fort St. John’s Bob Clarke was third, clocking in at 33:29.In the A class, Dale Whiteside leads the pack heading into today’s races. He finished yesterday’s events in 33:58. Second spot went to Louis Roersma with a time of 34:27, and third was Mark Rodacker in 35:34Jeremy Hand leads the CX group of racers with his time of 37:11. He’s followed by Brian Freeland as his time of 37:27 was good enough for second place. Third in the class belongs to Ken Travis as he finished in 37:41- Advertisement -FX results saw Preston Bodin lead heading into today’s races. Bodin leads the class as he registered a time yesterday of 42:12. Second is occupied by Nathan McLeod with a time of 43:18, and in third is Randy Hough in 50:08.Racers will be back on the Peace River at Peace Island Park today for the final day of races at the Taylor Flats 200.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The weather was blamed for part of the setback. November and December had been unusually mild while more normal winter weather returned to much of the country in January, depressing building activity. However, economists said the depth of the decline showed that housing was still facing major problems after a five-year boom that ended last year with falling construction and declining sales of both new and existing homes. David Seiders, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders, said that builders were slashing sales prices and offering other incentives such as upgraded kitchens and free decks to move homes. “The use of incentives has not abated,” he said. “The percentage of builders trimming prices has been increasing and the use of nonprice incentives is expanding as well,” he said. The housing report showed that applications for new building permits, considered a good barometer of future activity, fell in January for the 11th month out of the past 12, dropping by 2.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.568 million units. WASHINGTON – Housing construction plunged to the lowest level in nearly a decade last month as the housing industry continued to struggle with a severe slowdown. Meanwhile, wholesale prices dropped by 0.6 percent in January, the biggest amount in three months, providing fresh evidence that inflation pressures are easing. Construction of new homes and apartments plunged by 14.3 percent in January, pushing total activity down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.408 million units, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The decline pushed activity to the slowest pace since August 1997 with construction in January 37.8 percent below the pace of a year ago. The steep decline last month followed two months of construction increases that had raised hopes that perhaps the worst of the housing slump was over.
Property owners pay an extra fee on their tax bills for communal landscape service. The city cares for common areas in many tracts, including Old Orchard I and II, Mountain View, Canyon Crest and Shangri La. Many areas were grandfathered from county oversight when the city formed in 1987, while others, like the Stonecrest neighborhoods, are new additions. Aliso Viejo-based MERIT Property Management provides service for about seven local homeowner associations, including Hillside Villages, Camino del Lago and Cypress Point. Gene Reynolds, who oversees the Santa Clarita region, said frost-damaged areas have been replanted and broken sprinklers and backflow valves were replaced right away. Aside from being unsightly, dry brush can pose a fire hazard. According to a report issued by the California Department of Forestry, more than half of the state’s 12.5 million homes face wildfire danger. County fire officials caution homeowners to clear brush to provide a defensible zone around their homes, especially in hilly areas or those teeming with dense brush. Insurers may reward those who do so. “You want to keep your insurance costs low, and one way to do that is to reduce the risk of fire,” said Tully Lehman, a spokesman for the Insurance Information Network of California. The trade group represents about 70 percent of the state’s property and casualty insurers. email@example.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A record-breaking freeze in January destroyed millions of crops statewide and sent plumbers scurrying to repair fractured pipes. And the National Weather Service says it’s one of the driest years on record – countywide many areas have recorded 25 percent or less of normal rainfall. Microclimates in Santa Clarita neighborhoods – nuances of sun exposure, prevailing winds, drainage and soil types, sometimes even within a single yard – mean uneven damage across the valley. The city’s maintenance district comprises 37 far-flung zones, each with its own budget. Fees can only be spent within the zones where they’re collected. Hired landscape crews are taking a wait-and-see attitude with some grim-looking plants, but in the Summit and other areas they’re yanking out lifeless former greens. Evaluations are ongoing, but Luppens said it could cost the city $200,000 to $400,000 to replace damaged foliage and irrigation systems. SANTA CLARITA – Last winter’s cold snap is taking its toll in cold cash this spring, as the city and homeowner groups shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace dead foliage. Plants were destroyed in every one of the three dozen landscape maintenance zones citywide, which include medians on major thoroughfares and common areas in tracts such as the Valencia Summit. “The Summit has a lot of little microclimates because of the hilly terrain – some areas were more severely damaged than other areas because of where they’re located,” said Dennis Luppens, who oversees the city’s special districts. A plant that died in one area survived in another simply because it was a few degrees warmer. The weather has packed a double whammy.
What about this for a hat-trick of Donegal fans?They may live across the Irish Sea but there’s no denying the roots of the Devenney triplets.The seventh month olds, Tristan, James and Joe, proudly wear their Donegal jerseys in anticipation of the upcoming semi-final clash with Dublin.They live with their parents Lauren and Robert Fellows in Chester, England. But every spare moment and holiday is spent with their grandparents Joe and Susan Devenney and great grandparents, John and Kathleen who all live in Ranafast.The triplets were christened in Annagry Chapel on August 8th last – the first set of triplets ever to be christened there.That’s definitely a future Donegal full-forward line if ever we saw one! DEVENNEY TRIPLETS HOPING FOR A THIRD ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS! was last modified: August 18th, 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:AnnagryDevenney tripletsdonegalGAARanafast
The Discover Bundoran brochure was launched in the Holyrood Hotel in Bundoran on Friday last.The 44 page brochure includes details of all activities available in the town, a town map, an event guide for 2016 and also a comprehensive local business directory.It will be distributed to businesses and tourist offices in locations across the region and around the country. 15,000 copies of the brochure will be printed with their first outing to the Holiday World exhibitions in Belfast and Dublin.Bundoran is looking forward to another bumper season in 2016 with lots of events on the calendar to entice visitors both young and old, couples and families to the popular seaside resort.DonegalTV was at the launch to sample the atmosphere!Simply click on the video to play. DDTV: BUNDORAN GETS ‘BOOKED OUT’ WITH NEW BROCHURE! was last modified: January 11th, 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:brochure launchbundoranDonegalTV
DONEGAL footballer Geraldine McLaughlin has been called into the Ireland soccer team to face Austria at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday next because of injury to Aine O’Gorman.The 24-year-old Peamount United attacker has a stress fracture on her ankle and manager Sue Ronan has called up the uncapped Geraldine to replace her.McLaughlin, who previously played for Kilmacrennan Celtic, has just completed a successful season with IT Sligo and is in the Ireland squad for next month’s World University Games in Russia. “Aine is a big loss because she is an experienced player and key part of our attack but it does give me an opportunity to have a close look at Geraldine who has done well this season with IT Sligo and will be going to Russia next month with the Universities,” said Ronan.Donegal’s Ciara Grant was also named in the original squad.Next week’s game is part of the squad’s build up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign which will kick off in September with a home game against Slovakia. Also in Ireland’s group are Germany, Russia, Croatia and Slovenia, who were beaten 3-1 on June 2 by Austria.Austria Head Coach Dominik Thalhammer has named an 18 strong squad that contains just three players over the age of 22. Nine of the squad are based in Austria with the remainder playing for clubs in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and America. The referee for Tuesday’s game will Morag Pieir from Scotland.Tuesday’s match in Tallaght Stadium kicks-off at 7.30pm and admission to the game will be €10 with U16s admitted free of charge.Republic of Ireland Squad: Emma Byrne (Arsenal), Eve Badana (Drexel University), Seana Cooke (Raheny United), Yvonne Tracy (Arsenal), Megan Campbell (Raheny United), Sophie Perry (Unattached), Meabh De Burca (Eskilstuna United), Louise Quinn (Eskilstuna United), Karen Duggan (Peamount United), Diane Caldwell (Avaldsness), Julie Ann Russell (Peamount United), Ciara Grant (Raheny United), Rachel Graham (Raheny United), Shannon McDonnell (Unattached), Mary Therese McDonnell (Chicago Red Stars), Fiona O’Sullivan (SC Frieburg), Denise O’Sullivan (Cork Women’s FC), Sara Lawlor (Peamount United), Ruesha Littlejohn (Glasgow City), Geraldine McLaughlin (IT Sligo).Austria Squad: Verena Aschauer (BV Cloppenburg), Nina Burger (SV Neulengbach), Laura Feiersinger (Bayern München), Virginia Kirchberger (BV Cloppenburg), Anna-Carina Kristler (SK Sturm Graz Damen / Stattegg), Lisa Makas (ASV Spratzern), Heike Manhart (SK Sturm Graz Damen / Stattegg), Jennifer Pöltl (ASV Spratzern) Nadine Prohaska (ASV Spratzern), Jelena Prvulovic (USC Landhaus), Sarah Puntigam (SC Kriens), Viktoria Schnaderbeck (Bayern München), Julia Tabotta (ASV Spratzern), Elisabeth Tieber (VfL Sindelfingen), Katia Trödthandl (Valencia CF Femenino), Carina Wenninger (Bayern München), Sarah Zadrazil (ETSU Buccaneers), Manuela Zinsberger (SV Neulengbach). DONEGAL’S GERALDINE McLAUGHLIN CALLED INTO IRELAND’S SOCCER SQUAD was last modified: June 15th, 2013 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:DONEGAL’S GERALDINE McLAUGHLIN CALLED INTO IRELAND’S SOCCER SQUAD
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Latest Football News Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more It was an honest assessment from the ex-Napoli star, who went on to reveal his struggles with being man-marked – a ploy which Premier League rivals may now use to disrupt his excellent style of play.“We were unable to find the right passing lines and therefore have the right tempo. I personally made a lot of mistakes,” Jorginho told Rai Sport.“When you have a man marking you who is paying no attention whatsoever to the rest of the game and only focusing on you, you have to create space for your teammates. I can’t try dummies or to see more of the ball in those situations.“I fully admit it wasn’t my best performance and I made a lot of errors, including on the Poland goal. I couldn’t see as much of the ball as usual, so I tried to talk more and direct my teammates towards the spaces.” impact ADVICE Chelsea star Jorginho in action for Italy. 1 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has admitted he made ‘a lot of mistakes’ in Italy’s 1-1 draw with Poland in the UEFA Nations League.The £57million summer signing, who scored his nation’s goal from the penalty spot, even insisted some of the blame for the Polish goal could be attributed to him. smart causal REVEALED silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BEST OF highlights “I can’t just take the ball and run when I’m man-marked constantly. I could egotistically try to keep the ball anyway, but it’s better for the team if I spread the play and find those who have spaces.”It’s admirable for Jorginho to be so candid after a poor performance but no doubt managers in England will now be trying to outwit Chelsea by using a similar method.
GARDAI have described as ‘despicable’ a crazed burglary at a special needs school in Co Donegal.At least one thief wreaked havoc at the pre-school facility at Ballaghderg, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.The thugs smashed their way into the school – which caters for three and four year old children – and tried to wreck the place. They kicked over furniture and busted open cupboards, before making off with a petty cash box.Gardai have confirmed that forensic officers have examined the scene.Children who attend the school had to be turned away on Friday as the clear up got underway.Gardai say staff were left devastated by the incident, with one saying: “This was so low, so despicable. “We have to deal with burglaries all the time but it takes a particular type of criminal to break into a special needs school and steal money from them because that’s what has happened here – this thief or thieves have taken money from some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”It’s understood Gardai may be linking the theft to a series of break-ins in the past week in the same area.Burglars also targeted offices at Mountain Top quarry on Thursday night/Friday morning.Earlier in the week burglars crashed a car near Kilmacrennan.As Gardai carried out a follow-up operation, the thieves broke into a house in the area and made off with the family car. Anyone who can help Letterkenny Gardai catch those responsible for the school break-in are asked to call the town Garda station on 0749167100.DESPICABLE: OUTRAGE AS BURGLARS RAID SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL was last modified: March 10th, 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:DESPICABLE: OUTRAGE AS BURGLARS RAID SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL
THE Government is being told to withdraw their plans to levy the household tax on March 31 after a landmark court win in the High Court.The Donegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has called on the government to withdraw their plans to levy the charge.His call comes as the High Court granted leave for a challenge to the charge on the grounds that the legislation and the statutory instruments, as well as Gaeltacht place-names are all in English only. Deputy Doherty told donegaldaily.com: “This is typical of a government that has forgotten that 500,000 daily Irish speakers exist. Irish speakers’ language rights have been ignored by a government that is at best indifferent to the Irish language and at worst hostile.“There seems to be a reasonable chance that the government will end up with egg on its face with regards to this challenge. Not only have 85% of the population decided not to sign up so far but it now looks likely that the legislation will be unconstitutional.“The household charge is grossly unfair and much of the money raised will end up paying off private debt. There are progressive revenue raising alternatives that would raise equal amounts of funds if not more. The government’s plans to introduce the household charge are in disarray and they need to withdraw it.”The High Court has granted permission to a man to challenge the implementation of the Household Charge because the legislation has not been published in Irish. Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill granted the permission to Thomas Brabazon on Wednesday afternoon.The matter will come before the court again in two weeks’ time. GOVERNMENT ROCKED IN HOUSEHOLD TAX CASE – TD DOHERTY SLAMS ENGLISH-ONLY LAW was last modified: March 15th, 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:HOUSEHOLD CHARGEirish language