tough win Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) will battle for Group B honours in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 Championships in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, today at 4:30 p.m. The young Reggae Girlz lead the group with maximum six points from two games, ahead of T&T (4), St Vincent and the Grenadines (1), and Curacao (without a point). Jamaica beat a tough Curacao team 2-0 last Saturday, courtesy of a double strike by Deneisha Blackwood in the 51st and 62nd minutes. In the other Group B encounter, T&T and St Vincent and the Grenadines drew 1-1. Jamaica, following a 4-1 win against St Vincent and the Grenadines in the opener last Thursday, and the win against Curacao, enter today’s final preliminary game needing just a point to top the group. – M.S.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Edwin Allen High’s girls were brilliant on yesterday’s penultimate day of competition at the 122nd renewal of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia yesterday. The Clarendon-based school had two three-peats as they captured the 4x100m and 4x400m for the third consecutive year at the prestigious relay carnival. Unlike Thursday’s opening day when it was very cold, things warmed up yesterday and this lifted the performances. Despite coming into the finals of the 4×100 metres as the second-fastest qualifiers behind Holmwood Technical, Edwin Allen had few problems in achieving victory. They shrugged off early pressure from first-time finalists St Catherine High on the first two legs. Then the classy Shellece Clarke on the third leg put her team into the lead. Khamoy Farquharson on anchor then coasted home as Edwin Allen clocked to win in 45.73 seconds. St Catherine finished second in 46.11, with Nansemond River out of Virginia third in 46.26. Holmwood were fifth in 46.66 and Green Island seventh in 47.85. The other members of the winning Edwin Allen team were Kasheika Cameron and Patrice Moodie. Coach Dyke hailed his girls as before the race, he had told them that winning was the main focus. “Based on the preliminary round, we were very confident of victory, and with the type of weather, I told the girls that our main focus was just to win. The time was not important as the objective was for them to get on top of the podium,” said Dyke, who added that his young team could win the event for another three years. UNDERDOGS IN RELAYS After a quiet season, Dyke finally showed his hand in the 4×400 metres. They came to the Relays as underdogs despite retaining three members of last year’s winning team as St Elizabeth Technical, with the hot Junelle Bloomfield on their team, were howling favourites to bring home their first title in the event. However, Dyke silenced the very overconfident St Elizabeth Technical. It was a plucky Holmwood Technical who gave them much to worry about. Holmwood, the record holders in the event, looked like pulling off a win, but their outstanding Ashley Williams fell on the anchor leg and Edwin Allen went on to win in 3:40.88. St Elizabeth Technical was second in 3:41.17, with Union Catholic out of New Jersey third in 3:42.59. Unlucky, Holmwood ended at the back of the field in 4:03.74. Shannon Kalawan, who ran the third leg for her team, was delighted with the win. “We came to Penn Relays as underdogs, but we were very confident that we would have won. I am extremely happy that I played my part by giving the team the lead, and it was good to be on the podium for the second time on the day, and I want to give God thanks for this,” said Kalawan, who finished second in the 400 metres hurdles on Thursday’s opening day. The other members of the team were Joneil Moore and Davia Smith.
The National Mining Syndicate (NMS) of Guyana is urging small miners that it is imperative for them to sell their gold production to the Guyana Gold Board (GGB).The NMS in a statement reiterated that in so doing, they are contributing directly to Guyana’s economy.The release added that while that National Mining Syndicate is aware that some small miners have over the years grown accustom to selling their gold production to authorised dealers who in turn sell to the Gold Board, there is significant financial returns and other benefits which small miners can enjoy if they engage the Gold Board directly.“Further, we stand firmly being small miners who seek to do business with the Guyana Gold Board,” the statement added.In addition, the small miners are reminded that one of the requirements for working on syndicate mining properties is that production should be sold to the GGB.“We also seek to remind all small miners to take their obligation to the State’s tax authority, namely the Guyana Revenue Authority, very seriously”.This obligation, the release posited, allows for several benefits, including but not limited to them accessing their duty-free concessions.
Harvick, declared the winner of NASCAR’s biggest race by 0.020 seconds, said he wasn’t thinking about the color of the flags. “Mark got back in front of me for just a split second there, and all I was thinking about was getting to the finish line,” he said of the two-lap overtime dash to finish the race. After crossing the line, Martin, sounding stunned, said on his radio: “They waited. We were ahead. They just left the green out while they were wrecking.” Later, Martin said he wasn’t waiting for a yellow flag and never slowed down. “NASCAR was doing their best to get an exciting finish for the Daytona 500,” he said. “I had no idea what happened behind me. I was ahead when they were wrecking. My spotter said they were wrecking. My focus was basically on beating the (No.) 29 (Harvick) to the line.” Kevin Harvick and Mark Martin raced the final few hundred yards to the finish line at close to 200 mph, separated by just inches. Just behind them, seven cars crashed, and those still in the big lead pack banged and bounced off each other. COMMENTARY Asked if he thought the race was over when the cars began crashing behind him, he said, “I never saw a yellow flag, and I kept racing with everything that I had. I’ve been racing for over 30 years. I know one thing for sure, I never thought twice about the prospect of the race going yellow. “I could hope, because we were ahead at one time, coming off the (fourth) corner we were still ahead.” NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said the yellow flag did not come out until after Harvick and Martin had crossed the line, even though the crashing began when the two leaders were a couple hundred yards from the finish. He explained it by saying the cars that were crashing were “already off the track and on the apron,” adding NASCAR did throw the yellow flag when Clint Bowyer’s Chevrolet flipped onto its roof, slid through the grass and caught on fire. “At that point, the 29 was ahead of the 01 (Martin) and had taken the checkered flag,” Poston said. That explanation didn’t please everyone, but Martin, a longtime NASCAR star, said he wasn’t going to complain. “Nobody wants to hear a grown man cry, all right?” Martin said. “That’s what it is, and I’m not going to cry about it. That’s the end.” It was a weird finish to one of the wildest Daytona 500s ever. The race was pretty dull through the first 150 laps, with two caution flags for minor incidents and the field running mostly single file. After darkness fell and the cars began to handle better, the race got, well, racier. There were five multi-car wrecks in the final 50 laps, including the big one at the end. The wild finish was set up by a three-car crash on the backstretch just five laps from the scheduled 200-lap distance. NASCAR red-flagged the race long enough to clean up the mess in turn two, restarted the cars under caution and didn’t put the green flag back out until lap 201 for the two-lap overtime dash – what they call a green-white-checker finish. As the leaders drove off turn four, Kyle Busch, who started the final lap just behind leader Martin, skidded out of control and hit Matt Kenseth. Before the melee was over, three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon, two-time winner Sterling Marlin, Greg Biffle, Elliott Sadler and Bowyer all were sitting battered in the grass. “It looked like the (No.) 5 got loose, and then we all wrecked,” said Biffle, referring to Busch. “It’s the biggest race of the year. You wait until there’s 10 to go, and you go. That’s what I did.” Jeff Burton, Harvick’s RCR teammate who somehow got through the crash unscathed, called the final wreck a shame but said, “The risk versus reward ration changes as the laps wind down. “At the end, we’re racing harder than we should. There’s just not enough grip to take it that last step, and you saw what happened.” “I hate late-race cautions in restrictor-plate races,” Burton said. “I was happy to see it because we needed it, but you know in the Daytona 500, it’s going to get ugly.” This one was uglier than most. Mike Harris covers motor racing for The Associated Press. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Where was the yellow flag? NASCAR’s rules dictate that the field order is frozen the moment the yellow flag flies and the caution lights come on around the track. On Sunday, in the key moment of the Daytona 500, the green flag stayed out as chaos ensued.
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Aston Villa can cause an upset at Anfield this weekend and stop Liverpool from taking all three points.Clare also looks ahead to Arsenal v Manchester City, with Danny Welbeck in line to make his debut for the Gunners, and says Louis van Gaal will be confident of securing his first victory as Manchester United manager against QPR on Sunday.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
A well-known and expanding Donegal company is seeking a finance manager.See below for full details.Finance Manager Arklu Limited – Letterkenny, Co DonegalFull-time, PermanentAbout ArkluArklu are Letterkenny based company that was formed in December 2010, they are the company behind the Lottie and Finn range of dolls which are targeted at children aged from 3 to 9. Lottie dolls have been the recipient of numerous international toy awards and are on sale in over 30 countries around the world.The Donegal Lottie!Arklu in Letterkenny In Letterkenny Arklu currently employs people in the following departments Finance, Marketing, Communications, Sales, Product Development and Customer Services. 50% of Arklu’s business is direct to consumer via its on line channels the remainder is to distributors and retailers.Position Summary:The Finance Manager is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information monthly, quarterly and annuallyResponsible for all company tax and company secretarial compliance in UK, USA and IrelandSupport the day to day operational processes in the businessManagement of Insurance, product testing processPreparation of budgets forecast and strategic planningManagement of banking and investor relationshipsMaintenance and protection of IP, trademarks etcMinimum Education•Honours Degree•Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA. Preferred Experience•3-5 years of general accounting experience in industry•Netsuite or other enterprise systems experience•Audit exprience.Please send all CVs and application letters to firstname.lastname@example.orgVacancy: Company seeks full-time Finance Manager was last modified: September 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ARKLUdonegalFinance Manager
1 Chris Coleman has expressed determination to lead Wales to the 2018 World Cup after dismissing talk of him becoming Crystal Palace’s next manager.Sam Allardyce’s shock departure as Palace boss on Tuesday inevitably led to Coleman being linked once again with his former club.Wales manager Coleman made 190 appearances for the Eagles between 1991 and 1995 and has been linked with Palace in the past when the manager’s job has become vacant.“I’d love to go back to the Palace,” Coleman said, jokingly referring to receiving his OBE at Buckingham Palace last week.“I had a good time at the Palace. But I’m sure Prince Charles is not ready for me to go back just yet!”However, Coleman did state he would sit down with his Football Association of Wales employers if his team were eliminated in the race for World Cup qualification.Wales are four points behind Serbia and the Republic of Ireland at the halfway stage, but a runner-up spot will be good enough for them to contest a November play-off.“If we couldn’t (qualify) there’s a conversation to be had,” Coleman said.“But until that happens… maybe I’m the only man in Wales who thinks like I do because I’m confident we will qualify.“I know it’s a huge task for us, but I’ve still got the same excitement to do the job, the same belief in the players and the team.“We’re four points behind and we haven’t got our best player (Bale) in Serbia.“People will say, ‘What can happen here?’. I tell you what can happen, we can go there and get a result.“We’ve done it in the past, so why can’t we do it again?” Chris Coleman: Could he become Crystal Palace manager?
Here are all the top transfer-related stories and football headlines in Friday’s newspapers…Bayern Munich are preparing to make Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid player. The German giants are reportedly ready to offer £40million for the Chile striker, plus wages of £350,000 per week. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, the Gunners are confident of keeping defender Hector Bellerin at the club this summer, despite interest from Barcelona. (London Evening Standard)Manchester United are reportedly ready to return for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann after their move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata hit a snag. (Daily Mirror)Virgil van Dijk will not be heading to Liverpool, and Southampton have reportedly insisted it will cost other clubs £70million if they want to sign him. (Daily Mail)Chelsea and Manchester City are reported to have stepped up the race to sign the Dutch defender after Liverpool pulled out. (Daily Mail)Liverpool are getting no closer to signing Roma attacker Mohamed Salah, with the Reds refusing to meet the Italian club’s £35million asking price. (Liverpool Echo)Diego Costa has pleaded with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to save his Stamford Bridge career, after claiming he had been told by boss Antonio Conte that he has not future at the club. (The Sun)Costa is prepared to re-sign for former club Atletico Madrid this summer and not play until January, due to their transfer ban. (@SportWitness on Twitter)Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, who is also a reported target for Liverpool. (France Football)Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is set to leave the club this summer, with Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke all ready to pounce. (London Evening Standard)Real Madrid have reportedly received a €200million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League team for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar is said to have been offered €120m-a-year to move to the Far East. (@DeadlineDayLive on Twitter)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines and transfer stories:??Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has taken a swipe at Liverpool for their alleged under-hand tactics in their pursuit of defender Virgil van DijkCould Van Dijk still sign for Liverpool this summer? ‘Still a possibility’Transfer news: Alvaro Morata’s agent says striker ‘wants to play more’ and will make decision over future in ‘coming days’Transfer news: Borussia Dortmund new boy Mahmoud Dahoud reveals why he snubbed interest from Premier LeagueArsenal transfer news: ‘Sell Hector Bellerin to Barcelona and sign Monaco’s Fabinho, he is 10 times better’ – Fan reactionEverton could make their move for Arsenal target Stephane Ruffier after tracking the Saint Etienne goalkeeper throughout the seasonSchalke insist that Arsenal and Tottenham target Leon Goretzka will NOT be sold this summer – despite his perilous contract situationLazio have joined the race for Arsenal and Chelsea target Hakan CalhanogluEverton and West Brom have been joined by Torino in the hunt for Sassuolo hotshot Diego Falcinelli
CO DONEGAL rally driver Toni Kelly is to be the new face of motorsport on UTV as RPM returns with a special preview of the Circuit of Ireland rally tonight.Letterkenny woman Toni will join Karen Feeney in presenting the show.Toni competed at international level and runs her own driving school in Donegal. She will be presenting the RPM Motorsport shows on UTV. Said the rally driver: “Presenting RPM is a great way to be involved with rallying without being in a rally car. It is a huge honour to present the show as I have grown up watching RPM.”Karen Feeney from Galway is a part-time instructor at the Mondello Park Racing School in Naas. She has worked as an instructor at the Silverstone Rally school and rallies herself from time to time. Karen will present the RPM Superbike shows on UTV this Spring.Karen added: “I am really looking forward to presenting the new RPM superbike season on UTV with lots of new faces as well as many familiar faces on the show. I have been watching RPM for as long as I can remember and it is now great to be part of the team.”Michael Wilson, Managing Director UTV Television said: “RPM is one of UTV’s wide portfolio of regional programmes and we are delighted to welcome Karen and Toni as new talent on our screens in this exciting year of local programming on UTV.” RPM airs on UTV starting today, Thursday March 29th at 11.05pm with Toni Kelly presenting.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily RALLY STAR TONI TO MAKE TV ANCHOR DEBUT TONIGHT was last modified: March 29th, 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)
NEW ORLEANS — Officials are taking the first steps toward restoring the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena, which sheltered thousands of evacuees when Hurricane Katrina hit the city. Workers began using pumps and hot air to dry out the arena this week and were decontaminating it while a team of engineers, architects and others began evaluating the damage done to the Superdome and the steps needed to repair it. “The more time goes by, the more certain we are that both buildings can be repaired,” Superdome general manager Glenn Menard said Friday. “We just don’t know how long it will take or how much it will cost.” The New Orleans Arena, home to the NBA Hornets, was turned into a makeshift medical facility in the days after the storm. The Superdome, home to the NFL’s Saints, Tulane University football and the Sugar Bowl, had parts of its roof ripped away by high winds at the height of the storm, and the interior damaged by the thousands who crowded in there for a week before all could be evacuated. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Munters, a company specializing in the removal of water and dehumidifying buildings, began drying out the Arena this week. The locker rooms and storage areas on the ground floor of the Arena had standing water, Menard said. Apparently water came up through the drains and into the building, he said. “We no doubt had damage to many of the things stored there, like the basketball floor,” Menard said. “We have not been able to get it out and evaluate it. But it’s wood, and it’s been in standing water.” Teams were also decontaminating the Arena bathrooms and a biohazard team is picking up the medical waste, Menard said. Ellerbe Becket, a design firm that has studied the Superdome in connection with upgrading it for the Saints, sent in an eight-person team of architects, engineers and construction professionals to evaluate the Dome. “We had mapped out the Dome and had stored the information in our computer drafting systems here,” said Stuart Smith, spokesman for Ellerbe Becket. “We have the floor plan already in tow. The team that studied the Dome will have a head start in this situation.” Experts will check all the operating systems including plumbing, electrical, audio, video and broadcast abilities. The structural components of the building will also be appraised. “They want to know did the storm weaken the building and if it did, can it be renovated and be as strong or stronger than ever,” Smith said. The Office of Facility Planning and Control estimates $200 million in damage to the Superdome. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!