Western Bureau: Eighteen-year-old Joel Sterling shares the same surname with a very famous Jamaica-born England international, Raheem Sterling; and like the Manchester City attacking midfielder, he enjoys scoring goals. The Clarendon College striker has already struck a fine patch of form, netting five times in two matches in the 2015 ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup. His hat-trick against Group H rivals Edwin Allen that helped his team to a big 6-1 victory in the first match of the season was something special. He followed up that performance with a superb brace in Clarendon’s 6-0 rout of Kellits High on Wednesday. His talent is obvious and is definitely one to watch in this year’s competition. Sterling, despite his success so far, has remained grounded and humble. He told The Gleaner that while he scores the goals, victory is always a team effort. “When we win it’s never because I score. It’s because the team played a part in me being able to score. We are a tight bunch of players who believe in each other’s ability,” said Joel. “It is a great experience for me so far,” the first-time daCosta Cup player added. Sterling (Joel) clearly loves football but speaks of the need for a proper education. He is eyeing a scholarship to a United States-based college where he intends to further his education, but is in no way planning to stop playing football. He reasoned that football can help garner the scholarship he desires and is planning on a professional career. “But once I am through playing professionally, I will have a good education to fall back on,” the level-headed player noted. But five goals in two matches, while a decent return, the striker wants much more. He is targeting no less than 25 goals in what will be his only daCosta Cup season, and he has former Clarendon College star player Kevin Deere to thank. “I have Deere as my role model. He was a very good player here, and because of that, my game has developed,” Sterling reasoned. “We have a very good chance of defending our title, and I do not see us losing it. So the next game we are going out there to enjoy ourselves and play good, attacking football,” he said.
Freak StormFamilies affected by the recent rainstorm in the Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community are currently benefiting from the continuous donation of zinc sheets as well as cleaning agents and utensils, made possible through the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). Over a hundred families were affected by the storm which ripped through the community last Friday, leaving destruction to homes.On Tuesday, representatives from the CDC, along with Minister of State Dawn Hastings, Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Councillors visited 16 of the affected families where numerous donations were made. According to Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph, the distribution is slated to continue during this week.Adolph said that beverage giant Banks DIH also came on board with additional assistance on Wednesday.The storm which lasted for some two and a half hours resulted in damage to homes in areas such as Blueberry Hill, Silvertown, Burnham Drive, Retrieve, Fair’s Rust and other areas. Following the storm, several residents complained that their rooftops had blown off and numerous trees were uprooted across the community. It also resulted in intense flooding in several residential areas as well as Central Mackenzie— which houses the main shopping district in the community. Numerous electrical power lines and posts were also damaged during the ordeal. Regional officials have since indicated that efforts have been made to budget for a relief bond in Linden which will assist in the storage of items in such times. Officials have also appealed to residents to utilise screws instead of nails when securing zinc sheets to the rooftops of their homes.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Longtime Drake University Athletics staff members Brian Brown and Natasha Kaiser-Brown are leaving their positions to pursue professional opportunities at the University of Missouri, the couple announced Thursday, Aug. 4Brian Brown has served as the Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Drake Relays Director for the past 11 years while also fulfilling duties as an associate athletic director and assistant track and field coach. Natasha Kaiser-Brown has been the head coach of the Bulldogs’ track and field programs for the past 15 years.Brian, who received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri, will assume the role of Assistant Athletic Director for Mizzou Made within the Tigers’ athletics department, while Natasha—a Missouri graduate, former Missouri assistant coach, and one of the most decorated Mizzou student-athletes in history—will serve as the Tigers’ associate head track and field coach.”I want to thank Brian and Natasha for their extraordinary commitment to Drake University for more than a decade. Both have been integral parts of our athletics department’s success since arriving in Des Moines,” said Drake Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “Brian’s vision and leadership has helped advance the historic Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee to one of the marquee events in the world, while Natasha has led our track and field programs and its student-athletes to great success on and off the track.”During his 11 years as the director, Brian Brown has widened the scope of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee to include events such as the invitational pole vault at Jordan Creek Town Center and Capital Square and the Grand Blue Mile. Inside Drake Stadium, his vision helped created world-class fields that served as either Olympic or World Championship previews and rematches. This past year, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee attracted more than 50 athletes that will represent their countries in the upcoming Olympic games.”I am grateful to Drake University and Sandy Hatfield Clubb for trusting me to be a member of her administrative team and to lead such a historic event,” Brian Brown said. “The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has been a labor of love, and I’m proud to have played a role in the magnificent history of the Relays. The decision to accept this new opportunity came after much prayer with my family, and I believe it provides a new avenue for me to make a positive impact on the lives of others.”Natasha Kaiser-Brown, a Des Moines native and Olympic silver medalist, has guided the Bulldog track and field program since 2000, and has helped the team set 40 school records while consistently producing Missouri Valley Conference champions and NCAA qualifiers. Under her leadership, the program has blossomed academically as the women’s team recorded the 12th highest grade point average in the nation in 2015 while both the men’s and women’s teams have been named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associates All-Academic teams each of the last five years. Kaiser-Brown came to Drake from Missouri after seven years as an assistant coach at her alma mater.”It is very difficult to leave a place after so many wonderful years,” Natasha Kaiser-Brown said. “I cannot thank the administration, staff, and faculty enough for all that they have done to support, shape, educate, and challenge me. I will forever be appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of the Drake family and will greatly miss working alongside my colleagues and the amazing and talented men and women of the cross country and track and field programs.” Drake will begin immediate national searches to fill both positions.”It is a testimony to how special Brian and Natasha are as people that Missouri would shape positions specifically to attract the couple. Each of them in their own right has left big shoes to fill. However, both have advanced the University in ways that make it possible to attract world class talent to lead Drake into our next level of success,” Hatfield Clubb added. “We wish both of them and their family the absolute best as they begin this next chapter of their life.”Print Friendly Version
At the press launch for the Donegal Sports Star Awards this evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel were three past winners Dessie Kelly, Arlene Crossan and Danny McDaid.The 39th Donegal Sports Star Awards was officially launched on Monday night in the Mount Errigal where it was confirmed that the well known RTE broadcaster Sean O’Rourke is to be the special guest. The County Council sponsored awards take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 30th where 167 nominees are in the running for honours.Donegal Sports Star Awards Chairperson Neil Martin who confirmed Sean O’Rourke as the special guest said: “Over the past two decades Sean has become especially well known to RTE Radio listeners as the anchorman of the station’s main News at 1 programme before moving to succeed Pat Kenny as the presenter of the flagship morning current affairs programme now known as the ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ programme.” O’Rourke is also a former presenter of RTE 1’s ‘Week in Politics Programme’ now anchored by Aine Lawlor. While he is best known as a news and current affairs journalist Sean is also an avid sports fan. That is very evident from the enthusiasm he brings to the subject when it is discussed daily on his radio ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ programme.He follows in a long list of distinguished guests who have performed the honours at the Donegal Sports Star Awards function, which recognizes adult and team achievements in the county.RTE media personalities have featured prominently as Donegal Sports Star Awards special guests over the past decade. Among those to have graced the occasion include RTE’s North West correspondent Eileen Magnier, legendary GAA broadcaster Michael O’Muireartaigh, chief soccer correspondent Tony O’Donoghue and boxing analyst Mick Dowling.Other guest speakers at the launch night were Cllr Michael McBride Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, the County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely and three past winners Danny McDaid, Peter O’Donnell and Patsy McGonagle who spoke about their memories of the awards spanning nearly four decades now. Two time Olympian Danny won the athletics category at the very first Donegal Sports Star Awards in 1976 where Olympic Gold Medalist Ronnie Delaney was the special guest. Indeed he was the athletics winner in three out of the first four years and took the overall award in 1979. Danny was the special guest in 1984 and the Hall of Fame winner in 2011.Current President of the Donegal Boxing Board Peter O’Donnell won the Appreciation Award in 2012 for his years of dedication to all aspects of the sport of boxing in Raphoe and Donegal. Peter has been involved with Raphoe BC since it was founded and has been the County Board’s PRO for the past 26 years.Patsy McGonagle who has been manager of the Irish international team since 1999 won the Appreciation Award in 1979 and two of his Finn Valley athletes Sean Carlin and Danea Herron received the Donegal Sports Star overall awards in 1981 and 1985 respectively. Two years ago Patsy was also recognized with a special award to mark his management of the Irish team at the London Olympics.Donegal County Council is once again the overall sponsors of the function and the Mayor Cllr John Campbell will make the presentations to the winners in the schools categories. Tickets for the Donegal Sports Star Awards are now available from the Mount Errigal Hotel by ringing 9106700. RTE PERSONALITY SEAN O’ROURKE TO HOST SPORTSTAR AWARDS was last modified: January 12th, 2015 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:Donegal Sportstar AwardsRTESean O’Rouke
Eight collection depots have been established to take part in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Ireland public collection days throughout Donegal this August.Indeed the county’s record of compliance has been excellent and Donegal County Council is asking the public to continue this proud tradition over the coming weeks.WEEE Ireland, which was established ten years ago, recently announced their milestone figures for electric and battery recycling over the past ten years. The figures also revealed that in the last year alone it has collected almost 733 tonnes of electronic waste from Donegal in 2014. This equates to an astounding 5kg per person in Donegal, over EU target of 4kg per head.Over 50 tonnes of electrical waste came from WEEE Ireland collections days that were held throughout the county, filling almost 11 large trucks.Since 2005 WEEE Ireland have increased the WEEE take back rate in their collection areas, including Donegal, to over 50% of household WEEE. This means the scheme has already surpassed the 2016 EU target (45%) on behalf of its members.It’s also worth noting that:• Over 70 electrical items per Donegal household were collected for recycling since 2005. • An average of almost 5kg of electrical waste recycled per person in Donegal in 2014, over the EU target of 4kg per head• Most Donegal people are now aware that we can recycle WEEE for free but 1 in 4 are still hoarding or putting electrical waste in the rubbish bin at home• Ireland is a WEEE recycling champion – all WEEE Ireland’s recycling contractors have recently received the European WEEE label of excellence standard – WEEELABEX for high quality electrical waste management processesThe local collections this month are fixed as follows from 10am-4pm each day:August 8Falcarragh – Fawnmore, opposite Cassidy’s Quarry;Carrigart – Chapel car park;Bunbeg – Údarás na Gaeltachta Industrial Estate at the former Comer Yarns car park;August 15Buncrana – Nailor’s Row car park, opposite the Credit Union on the Cockhill Road;Lifford – Lifford-Clonleigh Resource Centre, Croaghan HeightsAugust 22Killybegs – Shore Road car parkBundoran – Town Centre car park across from the cinemaGlencolmcille – rear of the local Fire Station These free WEEE Ireland events allow people to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at these collections. Waste collection specialists from WEEE Ireland will be there on the day to help you send your toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges and every other electrical item imaginable to a better place.For more information about the service in Donegal see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/environment/information%20for%20householders/weeerecycling/MORE THAN 730 TONNES OF ELECTRICAL WASTE COLLECTED IN DONEGAL IN 2014 was last modified: August 5th, 2015 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)
Donegal is on track for a tourism boost by Italian visitors as a promotion campaign invites daily metro users to make the north west of Ireland their next destination.More than 1 million Italian commuters are seeing ads for Ireland right now, in a new Tourism Ireland campaign with Aer Lingus. The ad features a striking image of Fanad Lighthouse.The campaign includes around 250 billboard ads on display in metro stations around Milan, which will be seen by an estimated 1.3 million people; it also includes digital advertising. The aim of the campaign is to highlight good value Aer Lingus fares from Milan to Dublin and to drive bookings for the coming months. Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “2017 was the best year ever for tourism from Italy to Ireland, when we welcomed around 363,300 Italian visitors, up +5.5% on 2016.“Tourism Ireland is determined to ensure that success continues and we have an extensive programme of promotions under way in Italy in 2018. Co-operative campaigns with key partners, like this one with Aer Lingus, are an important element of that programme, to boost travel to Donegal and Ireland this year.”Other co-operative campaigns with key partners like Ryanair and Francrorosso are in the pipeline for the coming weeks. Over 1 million Italian commuters enticed to travel to Donegal was last modified: April 9th, 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:fanad lighthouseitalyTourism IrelandWild Atlantic Way
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re at least two weeks away yet for harvesting anything unless it gets hot again.The tile lines are dry and in between the plants are stunted and green. There are some fields in the area that are pretty even that may come off this week. I know I do not have any ready yet.I checked some corn and the moisture is anywhere from 26% to 27% on the tile line. Then in between the plants are green and little and I don’t know what we are going to do. It will be interesting. I have hydraulic deck plates but we may have to run all of the tile lines first and readjust. There will be some different shenanigans going on to get ready for this harvest.We are finishing our last ditching job. We are done with tile until beans and corn are off and then we have another 140 acres to do this fall.We got nine-tenths to an inch with this last rain. The town of Delphos got 6 to 7.5 inches of rain and were flooded out again. Hancock County didn’t get too much. The rain had to help some of the beans.The cover crops are coming up. I have some rye to plant this week. With the manure I thought it might get too tall this winter so I wanted to wait a bit to plant that.I think harvest could go fast once it get started because only half the trucks will be going up and down the road, but then we have all of these green plants still out there. I don’t know what to expect.
At an informal discussions of Security Council, the UK is learnt to have stated that it is considering stalling further voting at the UN after a single round of balloting on Monday.Read it at Times of India Related Items
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters announced on Tuesday that former England footballer Steve Coppell will be the new head coach for the third edition later this year.As marquee manager, Coppell, 60, will work on building a nucleus of support staff incorporating the best of Indian and international talents. He will also play an important role in the selection of the team.We are delighted to announce Steve Coppell as our new Manager! #WelcomeSteveCoppell #YellowMeinKhelo #HeroISL pic.twitter.com/KnMCirsWmS Kerala Blasters FC (@KBFCOfficial) June 21, 2016Coppell was the foremost right-winger of his generation known for his speed and work rate. He won domestic honours for Manchester United with 322 appearances and 53 goals.He represented England in 42 games, including at the FIFA World Cup, from 1977 to 1983 before his career was cut short by an injury.RICH EXPERIENCEHis mentoring of Crystal Palace and Reading resulted in both clubs achieving their greatest-ever successes in the English Premier League. He was twice named League Managers’ Association ‘Manager of the Year’ when he was in charge of Reading FC.”Indian Super League has laid a strong foundation in its last two seasons nurturing quality Indian football. Also, its unique format gives an opportunity to Indian players to play and compete against international talent, learnings that will strengthen the roots of football in India,” Coppell said in a release after being named the coach.”I have heard a lot about the strong fan support of Kerala Blasters FC, as also Kerala’s strong legacy in Indian football. I believe in creating an environment for the players to win matches and am looking forward to working with the team and sharing my passion for the game with them!” the veteran coach said.advertisement
England’s fabulous wingplay, Rhian Brewster’s goal and Spain’s switch to an all out attacking game by leaving spaces in the defence towards the end did them in, a crestfallen Spain coach Santiago Denia said after losing the Under-17 FIFA World Cup final here on Saturday.”Our forwards played well first 40 minutes, then the England goal really hurt us,” Denia told mediapersons at the post match presser.”England took a step forward by pressuring us up front that forced us to play possession game and they are very good at transition game. We had open spaces at the back and we did have some chances. But we did not have as much control as we would have liked,” the coach said.Denia said his team was confident of victory going into the break with a 2-1 lead. The Spaniards considered the match open even when England went up 3-2 in the second session.”Until 3-2 it was an open game but after that we had to go forward and leave spaces behind and we conceded goals. We had a very clear chance when it was 3-2 but after that England made it 4-2 and we lost the game at that stage,” the former Atletico Madrid player said.Asked why Spain failed to stop England’s wingplay, he said: “We had prepared a plan to curb England’s wingplay by deploying the left and right back with the midfielders to help them. As you guys saw, they (England) have very good technical players who can play inside. And Foden also cut in from the right. We knew that but we didn’t lay well.”advertisementDenia said he was broken after the defeat but still proud of the work the team has done over the past two years,”That goes beyond the result of final. We have accomplished as a team. We are runners up, we are Euro champions. I am proud of that,” he said.”England are a very good team and they played better than us. I am happy with the way we played but this result… we have to accept it.”Lauding England playmaker Philip Foden, Denia said he had a great future ahead.”He is a great player and has a great future ahead. We tried to defend him but he played well”.He did not think Spain were at a disadvantage having to play at four different venues. In contrast, England played six of their seven games in Kolkata.”No, that is something we cannot control. We are happy to play in four venues. We have been trying to adapt to the conditions in the first two-three days. But it wasn’t enough. Today, that is clear”.