WESTERN BUREAU:Arnett Gardens FC will have just another 90-plus minutes to try and keep hold of their Red Stripe Premier League title when they battle Montego Bay United (MBU) in the return leg semi-final on Sunday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Hopes of returning home with an advantage were dashed on Monday night when they stumbled to a 2-1 loss in Montego Bay; a gallant effort, but not good enough on the night against resolute MBU, who showed glimpses of the kind of football their fans love to see.The MBU forward, Owayne Gordon, was at his imperious best once more, capping his night with a spectacular goal in the 23rd minute.Arnett responded like true champions when Michaelos Martin prodded home from close range in the 43rd for the equaliser.Midfielder Ronaldo Rodney sealed victory for the home side when he poked home his chance after some shocking goalkeeping from Peter Harrison in the Arnett Gardens goal.”We deserve the win because all season we have had it rough against this Arnett side,” said Gordon, who was scoring his league leading 20th goal.”It’s all about the final and winning the title. Nothing else matters. Once we get there, if Humble Lion or Portmore make it, we will win it,” Gordon added.NEW-FOUND CONFIDENCEThe forward has been a revelation all season and is relishing his new-found confidence. In tandem with either out-of-favour Dino Williams or the industrious Cory Hylton in attack, he just continues scoring goals.Against one of the better defensive teams in the defending champions, he was great. His goal was sublime to say the least.He picked up the ball in midfield sped by his marker, slid the ball to Hylton, who back-heeled the ball into his running path and without breaking stride Gordon took one touch before curling the ball expertly into the net.”I am really feeling good, and I am promising another goal on their ground next week because we know now that we can defeat them,” he added.Arnett Gardens were left ruing a number of missed chances, but will have loads of confidence playing at home, where MBU have found it difficult this season, as they have not done particularly well on their travels to the capital city Kingston.”It’s an advantage we can work with. We haven’t done greatly playing in Kingston this season, but it is an opportunity for us to show quality if we can hold off this Arnett Gardens team in their home,” said Dillon Thelwell, MBU’s assistant coach.
LATEST STORIES John Vincent Pangga. INQUIRER / Roy LuarcaPUERTO PRINCESA — Two finalists, two gold medalists for the Philippines.Kenneth dela Peña and John Vincent Pangga subdued their respective opponents Monday as the host country exceeded expectations in the 2017 ASBC Asian Juniors Boxing Championships at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite A prized find from General Santos City, Dela Pena beat Kazakhstan’s Akilbek Mukhtarov, 4-1, in the pinweight (44-46kg) category while Pangga, pride of Cagayan de Oro City, bested Thailand’s Sarawut Sukthet by the same score in the light flyweight (50kg) class.Endowed with fast hands and agile on his feet, the 16-year-old dela Peña landed a left-right-left combination midway of the second round that rocked the Kazakh for a standing eight count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Sensing that he was way behind, Mykhtarov launched an all-out assault in the third, pinning Dela Pena on the ropes. Dela Peña, who’s only on his first year as a boxer, however, weathered the attack with a left to the body followed by a right to the face to earn the wide decision.At the dugout, dela Peña admitted he got tired in the third round, but said he was determined to win for his family, which includes his twin brother and an older brother who have also taken up the sport, and bring glory to his country. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Former NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s ‘going to Manila’ Both Dela Pena and Pangga are aiming to make it to the Olympics someday.Having given the Philippines its first gold medals in the event confined to 15 and 16-year olds, dela Peña and Pangga will most likely represent the country in this year’s World Juniors, the date and venue of which have yet to be announced by the AIBA (International Boxing Association).Ricky Vargas, president of the organizing Abap (Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines) was impressed with the Young Turks’ performances. “The kids fought with a lot of heart. They have a lot of potential to make it to the Olympics,” said Vargas. “I was surprised that we won two golds.”Also present were Abap secretary general Pato Gregorio and executive director Ed Picson.The Abap fielded only four bets for the tournament that drew entries from 18 nations, including world powerhouse Kazakhstan, with light flyweight Criz Russo Laurente and lightweight Norlan Petecio failing to advance to the medal round.Other early final bouts saw Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabirkhan snare the light flyweight and light bantamweight Biibars Zheksen snare the gold at the expense of Japanese Toshiya Yano and Uzbek Asadkhuja Muydinkhujaev, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Even during clinches, I was talking, saying that this gold is mine and I won’t let it slip away,” dela Peña, last year’s Batang Pinoy silver medalist, said in Filipino.Familiar with his foe, the 15-year-old decorated Pangga said he had to box smartly and threw everything in his arsenal to beat Sukthet, who had sparred with him during the national team’s training in Thailand last month.“He (Sukthet) caught me with a solid body shot that time and it hurt so I had to be careful,” said Pangga, a four-time Batang Pinoy and 2016 Palarong Pambansa champion. “I just followed my coach’s (Ronald Chavez) instructions to measure him up first, in Filipino.”Always beaten to the punch by Pangga in their first encounter, Sukthet changed tactics and turned counter puncher.Eventually Pangga was able to pierce his defenses by unleashing rapid combinations to earn the nod of four judges with only the judge from United Arab Emirates going for Sukhtet.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
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1 Aston Villa remain unbeaten in the Premier League so far and that’s about the only positive fans can take from this affair.The home side failed to register a shot on target in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle, but temporarily sit top the table with four points from two games.It started well at Villa Park and in a lively first 45 minutes both sides had plenty of possession.Despite the invention and endeavour, though, there were no clear cut chances with both teams reduced to long range shots.Villa’s Fabian Delph had a go from distance and a Charles N’Zogbia free-kick narrowly flew past the Newcastle post, while Remy Cabella snatched at a chance at the other end.N’Zogbia was the biggest threat as he looked to both create and score goals, while also mucking in with defensive work, too.However, Newcastle made the most encouraging start after the break and defender Daryl Janmaat could have two within the first ten minutes.First the Dutchman forced Brad Guzan into making a terrific save, as the goalie tipped his header over the bar, then his curling shot from the corner of the Villa area after cutting in from the right was inches from flying into the top corner.Mike Williamson was the next to try his luck and after ghosting in behind the Villa defence, though the Magpies’ centre half could not execute the volley and ended up kicking the air.Chances were slim going into the last 20 minutes and just as it looked like the two were settling for a draw, Magpies substitute Siem de Jong’s fierce shot produced an excellent save from Guzan, easily the chance of the half.And there was more drama to come when Williamson was sent off with a second yellow card for a foul on Delph in injury-time.For those four added minutes, Newcastle threw on defender Steven Taylor to repel Villa, who had little time to really make the extra man advantage count. Newcastle, meanwhile, are yet to score in the Premier League so far. Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle
Jordi Amat has followed fellow Spaniard Angel Rangel in penning a one-year contract extension with Swansea.The defender, who joined the Welsh club from Espanyol for £2.5million in the summer of 2013, is now tied to the Swans until 2018.His new deal comes a day after Rangel also signed on for another year.“I’m so happy because it’s important to know the club has confidence and faith in me,” Amat told the official club website.“It was a big decision to move my family here. I was moving to a new country and a new league, but it has worked out really well.“I’ve played games in the Premier League, the cups and the Europa League, so it has been an amazing experience for me here already. But this is hopefully just the start.”Amat made 30 appearances in his first season in south Wales, mostly in his preferred position as a central defender but also as a holding midfielder.The 22-year-old started the current campaign alongside skipper Ashley Williams at the heart of the Swansea defence but has struggled to win his place back since suffering knee ligament damage in September.“The injury was a tough moment for me, but it happens in football,” he said.“You just have to keep working hard and along with the support of the club it makes you stronger.“Things can change quickly in football, and you need to be ready and prepared to play in every single game.” Jordi Amat 1
Job Vacancy: Donegal packaging company Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a market leader in its industry, are now recruiting for their factory in Gweedore Business Park.Due to continued growth of the business – Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) are seeking applications for the following role –Maintenance Shift Technician Salary – Depending on experienceSummary of role:The shift maintenance technician is responsible for the execution of the preventive and corrective maintenance programme as per Rapid Action Packaging’s requirements at its facility in Derrybeg, Co. Donegal. They will be required to work a shift rota as required.Core job responsibilities: Ensure that plant machinery and the equipment are maintained and available for production.Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks in accordance with site policies and procedures.;Ensure Machinery, facilities and equipment are utilised efficiently;Utilising structured troubleshooting and problem-solving method to resolve equipment issues;Display technical leadership and specialisation by acting as ‘Champion’ and leading improvement initiatives across shifts and functions;Provide input on equipment installation, start-up, operation and troubleshooting to support introduction of new products into sustaining operations;Maintenance and trouble-shooting as part of the maintenance team of all mechanical systems / machine set ups;Ensure that planned preventative maintenance is attended to in an efficient manner to minimise downtime;Assist maintenance manager and team in the update of Standard Operating Procedures and ensure Training is carried out with production teams as and when required;To ensure supervisors and managers are made aware of any problems relating to maintenance and that appropriate actions are taken immediately;To follow all company procedures relating to work instructions and the wearing of appropriate PPE;Completion of all related documentation in compliance with site and regulatory rules and guidelines;Shift working is required. The shift pattern may be varied according to business requirements and will typically require weekend working and periodic rotation between day and night shifts;To work in a flexible and organised manner.Qualifications/ Education / Training requirments:2 years’ experience in an Electrical or Mechanical maintenance role in a fast-paced production environment.Candidates should have completed a recognised apprenticeship or hold a formal qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.Computer literacy – Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook/Report writing/trouble shootingSafe PassTo Apply:Please send an up to date curriculum vitae to Michelle Ferry via email to email@example.com or by posting your application to Rapid Action Packaging, Derrybeg Industrial Estate, Gweedore, Co. Donegal by Friday 1st of March 2019. Job Vacancy: Donegal company seeks Maintenance Shift Technician was last modified: February 12th, 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:derrybegGweedoreMaintenance Shift TechnicianRA Pacaistíwest donegal jobs
Fianna Fail Cllr James Pat McDaid has claimed the housing situation across Donegal is at crisis point and only FF’s new policy can come close to solving the problem.Cllr James Pat McDaidAfter attending the FF Ard Fheis in Dublin at the weekend, Cllr. McDaid told the Donegal Daily that rather than just complaining about the current crisis, Fianna Fail is actively working on solutions.“Our recently launched roadmap on housing states that we will build 150,000 new homes nationwide, support 80,000 first time buyers, create 80,000 jobs, empower 20,000 new local authority homeowners, and secure homes for our elderly,” he added – optimistically. The New Mills based Cllr told the Donegal Daily : ‘Like every other electoral area in Donegal, Letterkenny has a very serious social housing crisis. He said: “The Letterkenny urban area with its population of over 20,000 people has only 6 housing units proposed for 2016. The area which has approx 16 main centres of population does not have any social housing construction projects under ongoing at this time.This county has a massive housing crisis with well over 4,000 applicants in need of social housing. Many others who are also in need of housing do not qualify under the current criteria.”Cllr Mc Daid added: “The Dail was told during a debate on housing last year that only 1 social house was built in Donegal in each of the last 3 years and this is totally unacceptable. The Council’s official figure for housing needs shows 2,750 on waiting lists. We have close to 350 on rent allowance and a further 175 have a leasing arrangement through the Council. When all the housing needs are calculated it is my belief that by the end of this year the waiting lists could be more than 5,000 in the county.Our strategy will include the introduction of a first time buyers saving scheme to help 80,000 families starting out get the money together for a deposit on their new home. For every €200 saved the government will add €50 to help meet the deposit. It’s time for a new vision. There can be no more boom and bust construction. What we need are the right homes in the right places and a planning system that sustains that. We have to get Ireland building again. The lack of home building is killing the dream of home ownership. We will strengthen the rights of local people to build and own a home in their local area in rural Ireland.We will revise housing density levels in order to ensure homes are built where families want to live in, not where they will be forced to live, thus helping rural areas sustain their population base and help ease the pressure on urban centres.It is our intention to make sure that in this country every family should have the security of being able to own their own home and thus have a place to call their own and raise their family in.Fianna Fail is the only party committed to building homes and actively helping people to buy them.It is also our aim to ensure that our elderly live independently in their own homes as long as possible. A vibrant Ireland is one where all age groups remain as the heart and soul of society. Fianna Fail will fully re-instate the Housing adaption grants to help ensure their homes are re-furbished to accommodate them in their later stages of life.This policy will build more homes, create more jobs, help more first time buyers, empower more local authority tenants and secure more elderly people in their homes,” he concluded.FIANNA FAIL CAN SOLVE DONEGAL HOUSING CRISIS – CLLR McDAID was last modified: May 1st, 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:donegalhousing crisisJames Pat McDaid
1 Martin Braithwaite [right] has revealed that he plans to leave Toulouse this summer West Ham and Southampton target Martin Braithwaite has revealed that he plans to leave Toulouse this summer.Both Premier League clubs are interested in the Danish forward, who impressed with 11 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games this term.However, FC Koln remain keen on taking the 25-year-old to the Bundesliga and are reportedly lining up a concrete offer.Now Braithwaite has lifted the lid on his plans for the summer – and it could be good news for the Hammers and the Saints.“The time to leave Toulouse has come,” he told DR Sporten in his native Denmark. “It will happen this summer.“The summer is long. I do not know when a decision will fall, but I remain calm.“The Bundesliga and the Premier League are great leagues and interesting for me.”
3 3 Blackpool were promoted via the play-offs in 2016/17 Bowyer reportedly held talks with Blackpool owner Owen Oyston on Monday 3 Gary Bowyer has resigned from his role as Blackpool manager just two days after the first game of the season.The Seasiders drew 0-0 at Wycombe in their Sky Bet League One opener on Saturday. Bowyer previously managed Blackburn A club statement paid tribute to Bowyer, saying: “The directors, management and personnel of Blackpool Football Club and in particular our passionate and amazing fans, would like to place on record our deep appreciation and gratitude for your successful efforts, which in your first year achieved promotion from League Two and then in your second year stabilised the team and the club in League One.“Your professionalism has been of the highest standard and hopefully your legacy and wonderful team spirit that you have engendered will endure through your protege.“We hope the time with your family will bring you much pleasure and rest and replenish your reserves and strengths in readiness for whatever challenge you wish to take on in the future.” “I’m extremely grateful to the board for giving me the opportunity to manage such an historic football club and finally I would like to thank the supporters, your unbelievable passion and support of both the team and myself will stay with me forever.“I wish Blackpool Football Club all the best for this coming season and every success in the future.”Bowyer, the former Blackburn manager, took over at Blackpool in June 2016 following the club’s relegation from League One.The 47-year-old won promotion at the first time of asking via the League Two play-offs.But Bowyer’s relationship with the controversial Oyston came under scrutiny after several members of the squad which finished 12th last season moved on this summer. Terry McPhillips, his assistant, has been appointed manager in the interim period.“It has been a pleasure to manage Blackpool Football Club over the past two years and there are many people I wish to express my thanks to,” Bowyer said on the club’s official website.“Firstly, all the staff at the club who continue to go above and beyond to support the team. The players, whose efforts and commitment have played a massive part in achieving promotion in the 2016/17 season and gaining a top-half finish in League One last season.“To my football staff, your support, loyalty and incredible work-ethic has been fantastic, your willingness to go that extra mile for the good of the club will never be forgotten.
Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has described the Government’s stimulus plan as ‘extremely disappointing for Donegal’.He said the plan fails to provide any new funding for road projects in Donegal, including the A5, and there will be no new funding for school building projects in Donegal under the plan. In addition to this, the two new primary care centres in Donegal are not guaranteed, as it seems they will be subject to further HSE agreement.And there was no mention at all of the Twin Towns by-pass. Deputy McConalogue commented: “There has been great fanfare surrounding the announcement of the government’s stimulus package this week but unfortunately it seems that this was little more than a shameless PR stunt. At best, we are only seeing the re-announcement of building projects that were originally announced by the previous Government but stopped by Fine Gael and Labour over the past year.“Once again, Donegal has been sidelined in this announcement. There will be no new roads or new schools for Donegal. The plan includes 35 primary care centres, 2 of which are in Donegal town & Dungloe. However the fine print clearly states that only 20 of these will actually be built and only if local GPs agree. There is no guarantee if and when the centres in Donegal will be built.“This plan provides little comfort to 20,073 people in Donegal who are currently on the Live Register. There will be very few new jobs in Donegal or in any part of the country for at least two years. The earliest we will see any of these projects commence is 2014, with some work scheduled for 2017 and beyond.“This stimulus announcement will go nowhere towards filling the gap left by the massive cuts in capital expenditure in Donegal and across the country announced by this Government last November. Overall the Government should at least maintain capital expenditure at 2011 levels. Even with their new stimulus programme, they will not achieve this,” said Deputy McConalogue. DONEGAL LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP AGAIN IN ‘STIMULUS’ – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 18th, 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)