Superb Roach sends message to Windies selectors

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test pacer Kemar Roach sent a strong signal to regional selectors ahead of the Pakistan series as his four-wicket haul trumped Devon Smith’s 28th first class hundred on the opening day of their seventh round clash in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, Volcanoes were lifted to 283 all out by Smith’s enterprising 103, with Keddy Lesporis getting 59 and Tyrone Theophile, 44.The visitors had cruised to 116 without loss at lunch and then 200 for two in the second session but the innings fell away badly thereafter as they lost their last eight wickets for 93 runs.Roach, who has not played for West Indies in 14 months, led the rout with a brilliant spell of four for 22 from 15 overs, a performance unlikely to go unnoticed with Pakistan arriving in the Caribbean shortly.He was supported by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican with four for 69 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up two for 71.At the close, Pride were 22 without loss, still 271 runs behind their target.FULL CONTROLVolcanoes appeared in full control during the first session, thanks mainly to Smith who combined with Theophile to put on 121 for the first wicket.The left-handed Smith struck 16 fours in an innings spanning 196 balls and just under 4-1/2 hours while Theophile’s knock comprised eight fours off 108 deliveries in 2-1/2 hours.Roach stuck a double blow after lunch, trapping Theophile leg before wicket in the fourth over before removing Taryck Gabriel for a first ball ‘duck’ to a catch at the wicket off the very next delivery.The 35-year-old Smith repaired the innings, however, in a solid 78-run third wicket stand with Lesporis whose eighth first class half-century was an attacking one, including eight fours and two sixes and coming from a mere 62 deliveries.last_img read more

Fiba ban chance for other players to step up for Gilas, says Alapag

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Super 8: Seoul trumps Guangzhou, eliminates Blackwater in process View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Whoever Gilas decides to field in, it has to decide quickly with its next game against Iran coming up on September 13.“It will be a challenge,” said Alapag, who won the silver with Gilas in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship. “Missing some of the top guys, but again, it’s a great opportunity for the guys who have been part of the pool that may not have necessarily played a tournament as of yet.”Players like Raymond Almazan, Kevin Ferrer, and Mac Belo are part of the Gilas program but haven’t represented the country in Fiba tournaments.“There’s nothing like a chance to play for the country, especially in a Fiba event,” said Alapag. “At the end of the day, you don’t want to see anything like that happen for us and Australia because we’re pros, we’re national athletes.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueMACAU—Gilas Pilipinas suffered a massive hit when Fiba suspended 10 of its players following the ugly brawl that transpired in the 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifier against Australia.That leaves the national team basically without its core for the second round of the qualifiers, but Jimmy Alapag, one of the program’s most prominent figures, believes Gilas can still bounce back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Alapag, who was a mainstay in the national team for much of his playing career, said there’s still a ton of talent in Philippine basketball who can take the place of those who were suspended.“I think one of the advantages of the Gilas pool is that even despite the situation, hopefully, there are still guys who will be available to play in the next Fiba window,” said Alapag, who is present at Asia League Super 8 being played at Macau East Asian Games Dome here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s unfortunate with the suspensions, but hopefully it’s something we can learn and grow from, and we’ll still be able to put up a competitive team. Obviously, there’s still a lot of great talent that we have in our country.”Of the 12 Gilas players who suited up for the game against the Boomers, only captain Gabe Norwood, Baser Amer, Allein Maliksi, and June Mar Fajardo were spared from the suspensions. Jio Jalalon, who wasn’t part of the final 12, got a three-game ban after he joined the brawl and was seen throwing punches. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Claudio Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer

first_imgBERLIN — Claudio Pizarro scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin and become the oldest ever goal-scorer in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Pizarro, aged 40 years and 136 days, broke the previous record held by Bremen midfielder Miroslav “Mirko” Votava (40 years, 121 days) from 1996, when he fired his free kick through a host of Hertha legs and past the helpless Rune Jarstein in goal.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Stuttgart’s hopes of a reprieve after another week of turbulence went unanswered as Leipzig won their game 3-1 to consolidate fourth place.Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen scored twice to help Leipzig move one point below Borussia Moenchengladbach and stay six clear of Wolfsburg, which defeated Mainz 2-0 at home.Stuttgart sought its first win in seven games to ease the pressure on coach Markus Weinzierl. Weinzierl kept his job after last weekend’s 3-0 loss at Fortuna Duesseldorf, but sporting director Michael Reschke was told to go on Tuesday.Former Aston Villa and Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, who helped Stuttgart win the Bundesliga in 2007, was appointed in Reschke’s place.Stuttgart had the worst defense in the league (47 goals conceded), in contrast to Leipzig (18), which duly scored with the game’s first attack in the sixth minute when Yussuf Poulsen took advantage of some lax defending to score from close range.ADVERTISEMENT But Steven Zuber equalized from the penalty spot 10 minutes later after the video referee intervened when Leipzig captain Willi Orban appeared to push Mario Gomez and deflect the ball out of play with his hand.The home side pushed for more — Leipzig ‘keeper Peter Gulacsi made a great save to deny Santiago Ascacibar in the second half — before Marcel Sabitzer restored the visitors’ lead from a free kick in the 68th.Midfielder Tyler Adams then won a challenge before setting Poulsen through to seal it in the 74th. It was Adams’ first assist in his fourth game since his winter transfer from the New York Red Bulls.SCHALKE FRUSTRATEDSchalke, which hosts Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, was held at home by Freiburg to 0-0.Schalke midfielder Suat Serdar was shown a straight red card minutes before the break for a studs-up lunge at Freiburg captain Mike Frantz, who needed treatment.Both sides finished with 10 men after Freiburg’s Christian Guenter was shown his second yellow card in injury time for colliding with Mark Uth.Hoffenheim defeated Hannover 3-0, though the home side should have won by more. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It looked like Davie Selke’s first-half goal against his former side was enough for Hertha to win, but Pizarro came on as a substitute with half an hour remaining and had the final say.The veteran Peru striker also became the first to score in 21 different calendar years in the Bundesliga with his 195th league goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe goal denied Hertha sixth place and kept 10th-placed Bremen one point behind the home side.STUTTGART DENIED Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Heineken Golf tourney set for Saturday

first_imgThe highly-anticipated Heineken Golf tournament will tee off on Saturday, July 28 following some overtime work by the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) groundsmen.Unexpected rainfall last week left golfers chomping at the bit as the tournament was postponed at the very last minute. However, with perfect weather expected all week, it is certain that all the top players including defending eight-time Guyana Open Champion Avinash Persaud; former two-time Guyana Open Ladies Champion, Dr Joann Deo; Lusignan Open Champion Papo Haniff and others.Other high-profile golfers expected to be on show include: LGC President Aleem Hussain, Patrick Prasad, Ian Gouveia, Kassim Khan, Richard Hanif, Paton GeorgeLGC President Aleem Hussain and Heineken Brand Manager Darshanie Yusuf during the official launchand strong challengers from Team Banks DIH, Team Scotiabank, Team Crown Mining, and Team Macorp who will be vying for the top honor.ANSA McAL is the distributor of Heineken, a global leading beer brand, and has been a staunch supporter of the LGC and the game for more than a decade, and Brand Manager Darshanie Yusuf has pledged the company’s continued involvement in the years ahead.Yusuf expressed her satisfaction at the growth of the game and the interest it has drawn in recent months. “Golf has become the talk of the town and with the addition of free lessons for beginners and summer programmes for children, we feel that golf will dominate the sports landscape in the years ahead,” she said.The LGC President and members of the Executive Committee expressed their continued gratitude to ANSA McAL, long-time corporate sponsor and active members of the LGC, and stated that without the support of Managing Director Troy Cadogan, a lot of the plans for 2018 would not have been possible.Trophies for the top two players in each category along with prizes for Best Gross score, Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive (for which Managing Director Troy Cadogan is a strong contender) will be up for grabs and a variety of prizes will be available for players and spectators throughout the event.Tee-off time is set for 12:30h, and the public is urged to join the great atmosphere with Team Heineken who will be on hand to encourage the players, give away prizes and promote Heineken drink specials all day long and to make sure that everyone has a grand time.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Shift Supervisor sought by leading packaging firm

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A Donegal packaging company, a market leader in its industry – are seeking to recruit a Shift Supervisor to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team.RA Pacaistí, based in the Gweedore Business Park, in Derrybeg, is the market leader in Food To Go packaging.Shift SupervisorJob Description: The shift supervisor is required to manage a safe, team orientated environment where the delivery of key metrics including Product quality, Production plan Volume and Waste reduction can be achieved on a consistent basis in a high volume manufacturing environment.Job Requirements:The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to manage a team to deliver consistent results on a daily basis in line with customer needs and expectations. Supervisory experience in manufacturing is a requirement of the job.  This is a rotating shift position.Applicants must have previous experience in a similar role. If you’re interested in the position then please send a CV to michelle.ferry@rapire.comJob Vacancy: Shift Supervisor sought by leading packaging firm was last modified: May 14th, 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) Tags:GAELTACHTGweedoreRA PacaistíRapid Action Packagingshift supervisorlast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HOST COACHING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WORKSHOP

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership will host a Coaching Ireland – CPD Coaching People with Disabilities Workshop on Saturday 15th of October from 10-2pm in Letterkenny.This training workshop developed by Coaching Ireland in conjunction with the National Governing Bodies of Disability Sport in Ireland.It aims to support the work of coaches and leaders in the application of their coaching knowledge and skills to create an environment which encourages people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity. For further information and booking form visit www.disability.activedonegal.com or contact Donegal Sports Partnership on 074(91)16078/79.EndsDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HOST COACHING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WORKSHOP was last modified: September 29th, 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)last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: KAY KELLY LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL

first_imgLatest nine hole competition results. Front nine winner Kay Kelly(28) 20 pts bot. Runner-up Anne Condon(22) 20 pts. Congratulations and well done ladies. Another front nine has commenced, with the usual back nine continuing.Lady Capt. Jackie Ireland would like to invite all lady members to support the long awaited Drive-in on Sat. 12th March. Jackie, Capt Ivan Furey and President Greg Sullivan will launch their drives to herald the new golfing year of 2016. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us all and big numbers will turn out to join in the fun.Registration is from 10.30 am, followed by a draw for partners. The usual superb buffet will be available until noon. The drive- in will take place at 12.00 followed by a three-ball scramble with a shot-gun start. Food will be available in the bar after the scramble. Presentation of prizes will follow.Some other competitions for your diary. St. Patrick’s weekend 17-21 March 18 hole S/F re- entry.On 22nd March 13 hole S/F competition. Easter weekend 25-28 March 18 hole S/F re-entry. Finally on 29th March 13 hole S/F competition.So lots to get us all involved as we finally get the 2016 golfing year into gear. GOLF NEWS: KAY KELLY LEADS THE WAY AT BARNHILL was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:BarnhillgolfletterkennySportlast_img read more

SNOW WAY! GAA REFEREE GIVES SUMMER THE RED CARD AS SNOW FALLS IN JUNE

first_imgHAIL, sleet – and now snow!That’s the sort of afternoon some people around Termon in County Donegal had on Wednesday afternoon.Pictured above is well known GAA referee Bernard  Trearty looking on in amazement at snow lying on the roadside at the foot of the hill Termon. Frank  McGettigan a local amateur photographer and historian was amazed at the  unseasonal weather, as it was never before known to have snowed in June in this area.So while some people in the county were getting a tan – Rossnowlagh and Bundoran were gorgeous today – the people of Termon were shifting snow and hail off their drives.Bizarrely it fell in small clumps.Irish Weather Online, a site run by qualified forecasters, said earlier: ”There was a strong convergence of cold and warm air in the area at the time, producing thunder and lightning and hail, and in this case the the cold air was at lower levels which kept any ice changing back to rain. “Hence it being mostly a hail shower. Once it accumulates on the ground it produces a “cold shield” which keeps the ice as ice and builds up more and more.”Our earlier story and pictures are on the link below:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/06/06/wow-one-hail-of-a-storm-hits-donegal/  SNOW WAY! GAA REFEREE GIVES SUMMER THE RED CARD AS SNOW FALLS IN JUNE was last modified: June 7th, 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:donegal snow in junedonegal weatherhailsleetlast_img read more

Donegal ETB Graduates Count Their Way to Success – and you can too

first_imgDonegal ETB will host a walk-in information session on the Accounting Technician course this Thursday, 14 June in Letterkenny. Ahead of this event, we hear from Graduates of Donegal Education and Training Board’s Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) course as they reveal how the training has led them to success in their dream career.Donegal ETB’s Letterkenny Training Centre is one of 70 colleges in Ireland offering ATI’s flexible courses, which allow learners to obtain the Diploma for Accounting Technicians in just two years. Dozens of Donegal graduates have completed the qualification through the ETB’s full-time, funded training programme, with many stating that it was their best career decision.Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance throughout the private and public sector, industry and commerce and in accountancy practices. ATI’s courses are open to school and college leavers, mature students and those who have been working in industry or small practice firms for years, but have no formal training. Una LynchUna Lynch from Muff graduated in 2013 and now works as the accounts manager in McGrory’s Hotel, Culdaff after taking the ATI course, “Qualifying as an accounting technician was most definitely the starting point of my whole career and I have never looked back. It gave me the confidence and knowledge that I needed to further my career. The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification gives a very strong foundation in accounting – one that prepares you for all areas of business.”Eamonn KellyFormer learner Eamonn Kelly swapped farming for a career as a trainee chartered accountant with Sonas 365. He said, “I started the ATI programme when I reached the point where I was struggling to find work. It really kick-started my career. The tutors help you in every way they can and it’s such a great testing ground for any future job.” After finishing his studies at Donegal ETB in 2015, Eamonn was exempted into Year 2 of the three-year honours degree in accounting at LYIT, which he graduated from a couple of years ago.Aoife TempleAoife Temple from Glenfin is now a Senior Investment Operations Associate with the Fixed Income Department at Pramerica Systems Ireland following her return to study seven years ago after the birth of her baby. “Overall my experience of the course was enjoyable and increased my knowledge within accountancy and helped me gain the right skills and qualifications which have helped me gain employment. The course helped me gain confidence in my own abilities and the knowledge I gained helps me complete my everyday roles within my current employment.”Rory Rushe, ATI Course Co-ordinator with Donegal ETB, said, “It is great to see our learners’ hard work being rewarded with good jobs in accounting. Learners who come on this course are deeply committed to the programme and their careers – and this is evidenced by the success stories above as well as last year’s learners, who achieved a 100% success rate in their exams.” Last year’s course graduates celebrated fantastic exam results, achieving a 100% pass rate in their four Year 2 exams. Their results were even more striking when compared to the national pass rates in the four subject areas: Advanced Financial Accounting (national pass rate 69%), Advanced Taxation (national pass rate 68%), Management Accounting (national pass rate 87%), Integrated Accounting Systems (national pass rate 84%). In particular, the learners exceeded the national average by over 30% in Advanced Financial Accounting and Advanced Taxation, with seven of the nine learners obtaining an overall Distinction.In 2017, learner Noel Boyle, who previously worked in kitchen manufacturing, ranked inside the top 1% in the country by coming 7th out of 804 learners nationally who sat the exams. Two of Noel’s classmates also achieved maximum marks; Aine McNeilis achieved 100% in Management Accounting and ranked 25th out of 804 nationally and Declan Callaghan achieved 100% in Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS) and ranked 49th out of 804 nationally. The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is a highly sought-after qualification and the graduates are part of a “Community of Practice” who get life-long support and training opportunities as Members of ATI. Many Accounting Technicians go on to further study, with other professional accountancy bodies or to degree level.“This is a pan-sectoral qualification which meets the needs of industry, practice and the public sector, and graduates enjoy exemptions from the full range of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, IIPA as well as Higher Education third level accounting programmes,” said Gillian Doherty, ATI’s Chief Operations Officer.For success stories of past Donegal ETB Accounting Technician learners check out http://www.donegaletb.ie/accounting/ Donegal ETB will host a walk-in information session on the Accounting Technician course this Thursday, 14 June at 11.00am in the Donegal ETB Training Centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Call 074 9120500 for further information. You can also apply online through this link: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=207170This Specific Skills Training is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Donegal ETB Graduates Count Their Way to Success – and you can too was last modified: June 12th, 2018 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)Tags:AccountingcareersDonegal ETBeducationlast_img read more