NPSS sports teams return home after busy weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s sports teams returned home after a busy weekend.The Senior Girls completed their season at the B.C. Provincials at the Langley Event Centre. They upset Kelowna on the first day, before losing in three sets to Moscrop in their final game of the season.The Senior Boys and Girls Basketball teams were in Grande Prairie for the Stonebridge Senior High tournament. The Girls placed second on the consolation side, while the Boys finished third overall.- Advertisement -The two Basketball teams are headed to Edmonton this Thursday for the Rise Up Basketball tournament at the Sturgeon Composite High School.last_img

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers start off strong at Provincials

first_imgBy the second period, the Trackers were able to turn it around, but by the end of the third, the Trackers lost in a close game of 4-3 to Okanagan North.Up next, the Trackers face Okanagan Central tomorrow, March 19, for game three of Provincials. Puck drop is 9:00 a.m.For up-to-date scores, you can visit the Provincial Championship website. KELOWNA, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Midget Yukon Trackers are in Kelowna, from March 17 to the 21, for the 2019 Midget Tier 1 Provincial Championships.On Sunday, the Trackers faced Saanich for game one of Provincials.At the end of the first period, the score was tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -After a good 60 minutes of play, the Trackers managed to beat Saanich 3-1.Then on Monday, the Trackers went on to face Okanagan North for game two of the Provincials.The Trackers had a bit of a slow start as they were down 3-0 by the end of the first period.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pit bulls, parolees are the perfect pairing

first_imgThe American Temperament Test Society provides testing for dogs. The 2006 figures put the passing breed scores for pit bulls at 84 percent, a very respectable score. A few dangerous individuals do not make the breed bad, just as a few dangerous men do not make all men bad. The label “pit bull” is actually attached to a group of breeds and mixed-breed dogs which share certain identifiable visual traits. But each purebred has its own temperament breed traits. “Pit bull” is a common name and not a breed. Almost none of the pit bulls found in L.A. shelters are ex-fighters or were bred to be fighters. Most have the same sad story as all dogs that end up in the shelter: They had irresponsible owners. Dogs bite people because of improper socialization and training. Irresponsible people do not socialize or train their dogs. Right now, the breed of choice for the criminal element appears to be the pit bull, but in the 1990s it was the Rottweiler, in the ’80s it was the Doberman, and the ’70s it was the German shepherd. The problem isn’t the breed; it’s the owners. My background is in biology and genetics, and I will tell you that at most only part of one’s temperament comes from genes. The most important part of all of ourselves is our environment. Although there are some dogs of all breeds that are genetically unsound and not safe to own, even most ex-fighting dogs can make safe pets in the correct environment with a responsible and experienced owner. YES, pit bulls can be trained to become more adoptable and better community members! In fact, this is the best way that any shelter dog can be successful in an adoptive home. I do not know Tia Torres, the owner of Villalobos Pit Bull Rescue, personally. But I have been aware of her life’s work for some time. The community-service program she wants to bring to Los Angeles would be a gift to the city. Torres employs parolees in her rescue facility, saving taxpayers’ money and helping parolees find self-worth and new careers outside of lawbreaking. Unfortunately, society has presumed all pit bulls to be dangerous and aggressive just because of their breed. This is patently untrue. Pit bulls are the most popular breed in many cities, including Los Angeles. Naturally, most dog problems will occur among the most popular dog, especially in areas that have poor animal-care compliance. Aggressive and poorly cared for dogs are a people problem, and until this is understood and addressed, a solution will not be found. Programs similar to the one Torres wants to bring to L.A. have proven effective nationwide in getting dogs of any breed ready to be successful in new homes. We need this program in Los Angeles. The Pit Bull Academy is not about turning fighting dogs into baby sitters. It is not about inviting convicts into our society. The parolees who would work in the program are already here, as are the abandoned dogs. Putting these two forgotten groups together will heal a lot of souls. Decent, law-abiding people are made, not born. Most of us learn these qualities at home, but some people need help later in life. How better than giving them an entry-level job to ready dogs for new adoptive homes? Very few people can work alongside dogs for long without benefiting from the dogs’ unique accepting, loving personalities. Along the way, people in this program will learn responsibility and compassion, traits that will help them become better community members. The pit bull is this generation’s outcast, the most abused dog of all time. Abused first by dogfighters and young toughs who lust for personal status, neglected by people who want a guard dog in a bad neighborhood but have no idea of how to live up to the privilege of sharing their life with a dog. Later condemned by their “rescuers” as being born mean, worthy only of being discarded. What person needing a new chance at a lawful life could not relate to this? Like many problems in the greater Los Angeles area, where fear and hate are ever-present, the pit bull and the parolee will not disappear from our landscape. As a community, we must overcome our fears to solve our problems. And we must remember that hate only breeds hate. Kym Delisi has 35 years of experience training and rehabilitating dogs. She writes from Lancaster.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

Ex-Man United coach: Current side ‘nowhere near’ Champions League level teams

first_imgFormer Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes the current crop of players are ‘nowhere near’ the levels of the current Champions League sides.The Dutchman was assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson for six years and is widely credited for the transformation of Cristiano Ronaldo while the Portuguese was at Old Trafford.He reminisced about the levels of squad when he was involved in and the vast difference in comparison to the players presently representing the Red Devils.“I can still remember when we were at Old Trafford at the beginning of every season,” Meulensteen told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It was very simple with Mike Phelan, the manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] and myself and we just asked ourselves this question: look at this squad, look at our best XI, is this team capable of beating Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich or whoever reaches the Champions League final?“If we can give them a game and we have a chance of winning it, then we are good enough to win the Premier League.“And that sums up where Manchester United are now because, quality-wise, they are nowhere near those teams.”last_img read more

Feds say Russian/Armenian mob’s fraud ring busted

first_imgAttorneys for the other defendants did not return phone calls seeking comment. Court records provide the following details about the case: Between 1997 and 2005, the group hired doctors to work at their clinics so they could legitimately enroll in the Medicare program. They then hired recruiters to fan out across the state and pay patients with Medicare benefits to come to the clinics and submit to unnecessary medical procedures. The suspects allegedly concealed the source of their incomes by funneling the money through a maze of “management” and “consulting” firms, wiring the money to Armenian and Swiss bank accounts, and buying residential and commercial real estate. The case grew out of excerpts from a recording made by a cooperating witness in an FBI investigation in 2000 and 2001. jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 546-3306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Grigoryans and Gershelis have been in federal custody since their March 21 arrests. Gulderyan and Treynker have been released on bond. The five suspects are scheduled to appear in court June 13. They were indicted Thursday. In court documents, Searby wrote that the case is connected to Russian-Armenian organized crime that gutted Medicare of more than $20 million using a network of clinics, paid kickbacks to marketers for patient referrals and billed Medicare for tests that were unnecessary or went undelivered. Gershelis’ parents were doctors in Ukraine, and he studied to be a dental technician in Russia, said his attorney, Jerome Mooney. Gershelis and his wife immigrated to the United States in 1994, where they became naturalized citizens and had a daughter. “Mr. Gershelis and his wife are hard-working people who established their roots in Los Angeles and learned the language,” Mooney said. “This is a very unfortunate circumstance.” Five members of a Russian-Armenian organized crime ring have been indicted in connection with a $20 million Medicare fraud conspiracy that operated out of clinics and labs in L.A., Glendale, Van Nuys and Pasadena, authorities said Monday. They have been charged with conspiracy, health care fraud, Medicare kickbacks, making false statements to Medicare and money laundering. “This case shows how criminal organizations seek to adapt over time to Medicare’s fraud-prevention efforts,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Searby said. “Here, the defendants were able to outrun the government for a while, but they did not count on the perseverance of Medicare administrators and federal agents whose job it is to protect this important program.” The group allegedly was led by Konstantin Grigoryan, 56, of Altadena, a former colonel in the Soviet army; his wife, Mayya Leonidovna Grigoryan, 54; the Grigoryans’ son-in-law, Eduard Gershelis, 34, of Los Angeles; Mayya Grigoryan’s brother-in-law, Aleksandr Treynker, 48, of Canoga Park; and Haroutyun Gulderyan, 36, of Tujunga. last_img read more

THE LOTTO WINNER THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY’D TRACK DOWN!

first_imgThey sought him here and they sought him there but they eventually found the Letterkenny Gaels lotto winner known only as ‘Brendan’.The story of the missing €6,250 lotto winner swept across Donegal and even further.All the hype began when Brendan rote only his first name on the lotto ticket and the lotto seller marked down the wrong telephone number by one digit. After days of putting of posters seeking their winning, the real Brendan was finally located fishing on a boat on a lake.Brendan Duffy of Dromore, Letterkenny was completely oblivious to the fact that he had scooped the money.Brendan finally got his hands on is cheque last night when he was presented with the money at a special ceremony in McGinley’s Bar.Pictured is Letterkenny Gaels Chairman Dan Harnett presenting the Lotto Jackpot to winner Brendan Duffy with a cheque for €6,250. Also in the photo is Club Treasurer John McDermott . THE LOTTO WINNER THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY’D TRACK DOWN! was last modified: August 30th, 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) Tags:Letterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTSMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Jul-2013 Burt 1 – 6 1 – 4 Urris Hibernian ParkBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Jul-2013 St Eunans 2 – 9 1 – 9 St Michaels St Eunan’sBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Jul-2013 Kilcar 1 – 9 1 – 8 Gaoth Dobhair KilcarMount Errigal Junior A ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 14-Jul-2013 Burt 0 – 14 1 – 11 Urris Hibernian Park BurtBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Jul-2013 Killybegs 1 – 6 2 – 13 Four Masters McDevitt Park Mount Errigal Junior A ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Jul-2013 Naomh Ultan 0 – 13 1 – 7 Milford DunkineelyBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Jul-2013 Kilcar 1 – 8 1 – 10 Gaoth Dobhair KilcarCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Gaeil Fhánada 0 – 11 2 – 8 Downings Pairc Uí ShiailMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Convoy 2 – 19 0 – 6 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin ConvoyCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Naomh Colmcille 2 – 11 2 – 6 St Naul’s Naomh ColmcilleMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Robert Emmets 1 – 11 2 – 5 Letterkenny Gaels Robert EmmetsMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 11 2 – 15 Realt na Mara G.F.C GlenswillyCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 11 1 – 10 Red Hughs Carndonagh13-Jul-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 13 1 – 14 Aodh Ruadh Arús Seán Ó hÉinneMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Moville 3 – 19 1 – 4 Pettigo MovilleMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 St Eunans 2 – 15 0 – 8 Naomh Conaill St Eunan’sCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Naomh Colmcille 1 – 11 1 – 10 St Nauls Naomh Colmcille13-Jul-2013 Fanad Gaels 3 – 12 1 – 9 Downings Pairc Uí Shiail13-Jul-2013 Naomh Padraig Leifear 0 – 10 0 – 13 Naomh Brid Naomh Padraig Leifear13-Jul-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 10 0 – 6 Aodh Ruadh Arús Seán Ó hÉinne13-Jul-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 6 2 – 10 Red Hughs CarndonaghMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Gleann Fhinne 0 – 8 1 – 11 Sean MacCumhaills GlenfinCounty u14 Division 1 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Naomh Conaill 5 – 8 2 – 13 St Eunans MacCumhaill Park Division One Championship FinalDONEGAL SOUTH – RESULTSUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Jul-2013 Ardara 1 – 9 2 – 4 Naomh Columba ArdaraUnder 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Jul-2013 Ardara 0 – 7 5 – 12 Killybegs ArdaraUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Bundoran 0 – 6 2 – 15 Naomh Naille BundoranUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Aodh Ruadh 2 – 12 2 – 12 Dungloe Aodh RuadhUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Naomh Brid 2 – 3 3 – 14 Na Rossa Naomh BridUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Naomh Conaill 2 – 16 3 – 7 CLG Naomh Muire Naomh ConnaillUnder 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Four Masters 2 – 3 8 – 18 Naomh Conaill Naomh ConnaillMinor Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Jul-2013 Kilcar 0 – 8 2 – 13 Ardara Kilcar10-Jul-2013 Bundoran 2 – 8 4 – 12 Four Masters Bundoran10-Jul-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 0 – 17 2 – 10 Dungloe CLG Naomh Muire10-Jul-2013 Aodh Ruadh 1 – 14 0 – 8 Naomh Sean Aodh RuadhUnder 14s Division 1 County Championship FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Naomh Conaill 5 – 8 2 – 13 St Eunans McCumhaills Extra Time If Necessary. Linesman Gerard McHugh & Mark McGlinchyUnder 14s Division 2 County Championship FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Killybegs 2 – 14 2 – 7 Naomh Columba Kilcar Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Mark Brown & Lee JordanUnder 12 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Na Rossa 3 – 5 2 – 1 Pettigo Na RossaUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment09-Jul-2013 Na Rossa 0 – 8 5 – 21 Four Masters Na RossaMinor Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Jul-2013 Naomh Columba 2 – 16 1 – 9 Naomh Naille Naomh ColumbaUnder 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Jul-2013 Aodh Ruadh 6 – 11 1 Four Masters Aodh Ruadh08-Jul-2013 Killybegs 4 – 13 0 Naomh Naille Killybegs08-Jul-2013 Ardara 3 – 12 2 – 3 Dungloe Ardara08-Jul-2013 Bundoran 0 – 3 11 – 11 CLG Naomh Muire BundoranCounty u14 Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Naomh Columba 2 – 7 2 – 15 Killybegs Pairc Tamnaigh Kilcar Division Two Championship FinalDONEGAL NORTH – RESULTSU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Robert Emmets 0 – 3 5 – 19 Glenswilly Pairc EimeadU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Termon 2 – 10 2 – 9 Letterkenny Gaels The Burn RoadU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 St Michaels 1 – 11 1 – 9 Gaoth Dobhair DunfanaghyU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 1 – 5 0 Moville Mac Cumhaill ParkU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Malin 4 – 7 5 – 12 Cloughaneely MalinU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Convoy 0 – 4 3 – 15 St Eunans ConvoyU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Naomh Padraig Muff 0 1 – 5 Naomh Colmcille Newtown MuffU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Fanad Gaels 1 – 15 2 – 2 St Eunans B Fanad Gaels PortsalonU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Jul-2013 Burt 0 – 17 4 – 8 Glenfin Burt-Hibernian ParkU18 Division 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Red Hughs 1 – 12 1 – 7 Glenfin Crossroads Prelim round, first leg10-Jul-2013 Urris 2 – 14 2 – 13 Downings Urris-Pairc Ui Chraimhsaigh Prelim round, first legU18 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 St Eunans 5 – 17 1 – 11 Burt O Donnell Park-Letterkenny Prelim round, first legU18 Division 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2013 Fanad Gaels 3 – 8 1 – 8 Naomh Padraig Lifford Fanad Gaels Portsalon Prelim round, first leg10-Jul-2013 St Michaels 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Muff Dunfanaghy Prelim round, first leg10-Jul-2013 Milford 2 – 13 2 – 6 Naomh Mhuire Convoy Moyle Park Milford Prelim round, first leg10-Jul-2013 Moville 0 – 14 0 – 13 Carndonagh Moville-Carrick Field Prelim round, first legU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment09-Jul-2013 Moville 2 – 10 5 – 17 Carndonagh Moville-Carrick FieldALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: July 14th, 2013 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:donegalGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS NOT OUT FOR FINN HARPS PHYSIO MICKEY MCGLYNN

first_imgMickey McGlynn is back for his 25th season at Finn Harps.Finn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn is back for an incredible 25th season at Finn Park but he’ll have to watch tomorrow night’s league opener from the stands as he serves a one-match ban. McGlynn got in trouble with the match officials during Harps FAI Cup defeat to St Pat’s when Gareth Harkin was ridiculously sent-off late on.Harps manager Ollie Horgan was sent off for his protests and he’ll have to watch the first three matches of the season from the stands. McGlynn’s story is one of longevity and dedication to Finn Harps, and the affable medical man has overseen some changes at Finn Park since 1990.Despite the struggles the club has suffered during that time and the highs and lows that come with senior football, McGlynn’s love for the game and for the club has never diminished.This is reflected in the fact that he’s gearing up for his 25th season in the League of Ireland and that he’s looking forward to it.Football in the League of Ireland has become more professional since 1990 and that has inevitably placed greater demands on players, staff and medical personnel. McGlynn told Donegal Daily, “The professionalism and scientific approach to games and training has stepped up massively since then, no doubt.“Back then you trained twice-a-week and you played your match, there was no conditioning programmes, no off-season programmes, no real focus on nutrition, no video analysis.“Now you’re training three, four times a week, you’re also trying to factor in recovery programmes that are essential for modern day players .“So it’s undoubtedly more difficult and demanding, but we all enjoy it and we love doing it, nobody is at the club for financial reimbursement, we all do it out of the love of the game.McGlynn believes the standard of the league has increased due to the more professional approach adopted by clubs. McGlynn feels that is evidenced by the mass exodus of players from the league to the UK, but he still feels the league doesn’t get the respect it deserves.“With the more professional approach adopted that has resulted in a huge increase in the standard of teams and players.“You only have to look at some of the players that have left the league, Seamus Coleman, Keith Fahy, James McClean and Kevin Doyle are just a few that all went over and done extremely well at the highest level.“They benefited from playing here before making the move, no question about it. “Look at Ryan Manning, he played in the First Division last season for Galway Utd and he signed for OPR in January.“I don’t think the league gets the credit it deserves, especially the First Division, there’s some quality players in it and some really good sides and it’s an incredibly tough league.“It’s an old cliché but they really aren’t any easy games in the division and it’s a very competitive league.When pressed on predictions for the season McGlynn was conservative but feels the squad have a good mix of experience of quality and feels they have the artillery in their ranks to kick on.“I think the aim is to improve on last season and try and get into the play-offs, that’s easier said than done though.“There was good foundations built last season, and we were a very well-organised and solid outfit, we were difficult to beat and I’m sure we’ll be hard to beat this season too.“We’ve got a good squad, there’s plenty of experience and quality in it, and they’re a tight knit group.“Our Achilles heel last season was probably in the final third, if we can be a wee bit more clinical we could do well.“There’s a good buzz around the squad, and Ruairi Keating returning has given the place a lift, he’s an exciting player and he done well here last year.“Hopefully Wilfried Tagbo can get his registration sorted because he looks like he could be a very good player for us.McGlynn says the management and coaching staff have left no stone unturned in their preparations for the new season and is hopeful the season can be a good one for the club.“From Ollie and James on the management side of things to Michael Black on the conditioning and fitness of the players no stone is left unturned.“Ollie is one of the hardest working managers in the league, no doubt about it he eats, sleeps and breathes football and he has a great knowledge of the league.“Ollie and James know the league inside and out and they know what way to approach every game and how teams will set-up against you.“There attention to detail is forensic and we’ll never be unprepared for any match.“Michael Black does top-class work as well and we’re well prepared and looking forward to the season.McGlynn as stated in above will not be allowed to take his place in the dug-out tomorrow night against Shelbourne and is disappointed by the ban.“Look it’s done and dusted now, I’m disappointed about it, I’ve never been banned before but one suspension every 25 years isn’t a bad record so I can’t moan too much about it.“Hopefully we get a good result and that will set us up nicely for Cabinteely next week at Finn Park.There has been eyebrows raised about the appointment of the match officials for tomorrow’s match.The controversial referee involved in that FAI Cup semi-final will be the fourth official tomorrow night and considering the bad blood following the fall-out of that cup semi-final, it’s certainly a surprising choice.McGlynn will be back where he belongs on Monday for the EA League Cup clash with Galway and he’s looking forward to many more years with Finn Harps.TWENTY-FIVE YEARS NOT OUT FOR FINN HARPS PHYSIO MICKEY MCGLYNN was last modified: March 6th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Zuma calls on youth to help move SA forward

first_img3 March 2014President Jacob Zuma has called on young South Africans to dream big and to help the country move towards meaningful economic emancipation, saying that youth development and empowerment was “critical to the success of our democracy”.“You must dream about a prosperous South Africa; we dreamt about freedom and it happened,” Zuma said in his address to the Presidential Youth Indaba on Jobs and Skills in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Sunday.Zuma said the government was investing heavily in education and skills development, which were key to enabling young peopleto run the country’s economy.“To date over 8 000 youth have been assisted to rewrite their matric,” he said. “The results in 2013 were an impressive 78% pass rate.“At the level of higher education, 12% of our population now hold a postgraduate qualification, up from 7% in 1996. Student enrolments at colleges have increased by 90%. There are increases in enrolments at universities and universities of technology as well.Zuma said South Africa had to build an inclusive economy that created jobs, but importantly also one that reflected the demographics of the country. He said the ownership, control and management of the economy had to be changed, working with business, labour and the community sector.While ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange had changed only slightly since 1994, Zuma welcomed the fact that over R600-billion in black economic empowerment transactions had been recorded since 1995, while the percentage of black people and women in senior management had increased from less than 10% in the 1990s to over 40% today.National Development PlanZuma asked the young conference delegates to start thinking about their contribution to growing an inclusive economy and to moving the country forward, and to familiarise themselves with the government’s long-term strategy for job creation and poverty reduction, the National Development Plan (NDP),“Within the NDP are some instruments that we want you to know and understand very well as young people,” he said.The President noted that the youth had pointed out issues of concern, such as work experience and finding the first funding to become an entrepreneur, adding that he was pleased that the heads of funding agencies like the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) were in attendance at the Indaba.In the past year, the Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) and Sefa had approved funding of more than R160-million for young entrepreneurs.Zuma also noted that the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) had created 3.7-million work opportunities between April 2009 and September 2013, while 277 out of the country’s 278 municipalities had signed protocol agreements committing them to achieving their EPWP targets.The EPWP targets women and the youth, with 54% women and 50% youth making up the participants in the programme.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Tejaswi Yadav will not resign as Deputy CM, says RJD

first_imgAfter a legislature party meeting in Patna, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) asserted that Tejaswi Yadav, younger son of party chief Lalu Prasad, will not resign from the post of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister. On Friday last, the CBI filed an FIR against Mr. Yadav and conducted a raid at 10 Circular Road in Patna, where he lives with his father and mother, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi.“The CBI raid is a ploy to destabilise the grand alliance government in Bihar…these days, those who raise their voice against the BJP face such coercive acts by the central government…we’ll fight the BJP and chase them away from power”, senior RJD leader and State’s Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told journalists at the end of the party meeting at Mr. Prasad’s residence.All party MLAs, MPs and senior leaders were present at the meeting, which lasted for nearly two hours. Mr. Siddiqui asserted that with such coercive acts, the RJD would emerge much stronger. “Jab jab RJD per is tarah ka humla hua hai…RJD aur majboot ho ke nikla hai  [whenever such attacks had happened against RJD… the party has come out more stronger]”, he said.“The question of Tejaswi Yadav’s resignation did not come up at the meeting…he is leader of our legislative party in the State legislature….why should he resign?…there is no question of it”, said party leaders coming out of the meeting. The issue of how to make the party’s proposed mega rally, BJP hatao, Desh bachao” , on August 27 a grand success was discussed, they said.All eyes on JD(U)Soon after the RJD made its move clear, senior Janata Dal (United) leaders such as R.C.P. Singh, State party chief Basistha Narayan Singh and Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh were seen rushing to 1, Anne Marg, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence.Mr. Kumar has not come out with any comments on the CBI raids.The JD(U) has called a core committee meeting on Tuesday and political observers believe that at that crucial meeting Mr. Kumar might take some decision. Senior JD(U) leader and party’s Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav has said that efforts were on to “destabilise the grand alliance government in Bihar by the BJP-led Central government”.Will kick off movement against Deputy CM: BJPThe BJP has said they would take the issue to the village level and kick off a movement against the ”tainted” Deputy Chief Minister of the State.“The BJP will apprise the people of the corruption done by Mr. Prasad and his family members”, said State BJP president Nitya Nand Rai.The BJP would “put pressure on Mr. Kumar to sack Mr. Tejaswi Yadav. If Mr. Tejaswi Yadav does not resign, it will put a question mark on the clean image of Mr. Kumar”, he added.last_img read more