Don’t sack me! – Edwards sees future with U17s

first_imgDespite failing to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which takes place in India this October, national head coach Andrew Edwards said that he wants to continue in the role as he can still contribute. Jamaica missed out during the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, that serves as a qualifier to the global event, when they were ousted in Panama last Saturday. The young Reggae Boyz were thrashed 5-1 by Mexico in their final group match. Three days earlier, they defeated El Salvador 3-1, but lost on the opening day on April 23 to the United States 5-0. Jamaica finished third in the group on three points, behind group winner USA (9) and Mexico (6). El Salvador ended without a point. “The Under-17 campaign is over, so it is up to the boardroom people (Jamaica Football Federation directors) to decide whether I will continue working with the Under-17 programme,” Edwards told The Gleaner after the team returned home. “I believe that I have more to offer. However, I want us to improve on the preparation period leading up to tournament. I am willing to continue with the programme,” Edwards, who also failed two years ago with the Under-17 outfit, said. “Overall, it was not as good as we expected. We did some things good but lacked consistency. We did not take care of the ball. We gave up the ball easily in the three games,” Edwards said. “The players need to adjust in the game quicker. Our players don’t play a lot of bigger opponents. We need to play more international games in preparation for tournaments,” he lamented. He also pointed out that Shane Ricketts, who played for Reno in the local Red Stripe Premier League, was Jamaica’s best player in the tournament. “There have been suggestions for our Under-17 and Under-20 teams to participate in the local premier league and that should be ratified and accepted by the board,” Edwards concluded.last_img read more

APNU member replaces Charrandas Persaud as MP

first_imgA new Member of Parliament (MP) was sworn in on Thursday, replacing Charrandas Persaud who voted in favour of the Opposition’s No-confidence Motion against the coalition Government.Barbara Patricia Pilgrim was selected by the larger partner in the coalition Government; the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), to represent Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Pilgrim, who was asked how she feels having been entrusted to hold a seat in Parliament and how she hopes to use her new position, said she did not knowNewly-appointed MP Barbara Patricia Pilgrimwhat to say at first.However, she later told reporters at the sidelines of Parliament that she has always been an active member of the People’s National Congress (PNC) in the Ancient County.“I try to bring people together. And that is what I plan to do, so that we could move Guyana forward,” Pilgrim stated, explaining that she will also strive to help citizens of her region.Pilgrim said while Region Six is more of an agriculture-based community, she hopes to look at issues such as farm-to-market roads, associations for farming and livestock rearing.Pilgrim, a former teacher, became a co-op officer and later a community development officer, calling herself a ‘community person.’However, it has been reported that her appointment to the National Assembly is a departure from the Cummingsburg Accord signed between the APNU and the Alliance For Change (AFC).In that agreement, it has been stated explicitly that the minority AFC should have 12 seats in the National Assembly. Pilgrim’s replacement of Persaud now gives that party 11 seats.Immediately after the swearing in, the AFC issued a statement pledging their full support for the new MP, while extending best wishes to her during her sojourn in the National Assembly.The party also sought to explain that the APNU/AFC submitted a joint list of candidates to the Guyana Elections Commission for the contesting of the 2015 General and Regional Elections.Under the arrangement of the Cummingsburg Accord, the APNU submitted three names, and the AFC, two, for the Region Six list.“The AFC having exhausted its two members on that list, it fell on the APNU, as a consequence, to name the replacement for the member who defected,” the statement added.Besides this, the Government has argued that Persaud who voted with the Opposition to cause a collapse of the coalition has dual citizenship for both Guyana and Canada.The Government claimed that it was on that basis that Persaud’s vote was invalid. However, Pilgrim allegedly holds the same privilege, but instead is a citizen of the United States.last_img read more

Fort St. John Elks Speed Skaters off to 2019 Canada Winter Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Four members from the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club are joining Team B.C. for Long Track Speed Skating at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.Amanda Mitchell, Brooke Braun and Yuna Lovell will be representing Fort St. John on the Ladies Long Track Speed Skating team.Joshua Telizyn will be representing Fort St. John on the Men’s Long Track Speed Skating Team.- Advertisement -Dakotah Ruel, from Dawson Creek, will also be joining the Men’s team.All of those that have been selected for Team B.C. were selected based on their results at the first Canada Cup meet back in December.The Elks will be competing at the Games from February 16 to the 20.Advertisement The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be taking place from February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, Alberta.last_img read more

Pacific Wild condemns wolf hunt in the South Peace

first_imgHelicopter hunters are expected to cull 184 wolves, this year alone, as part of a four-year program, to save caribou herds, which are said to be under a wolf extinction threat.However Pacific Wild is calling the cull “a slaughter” with spokesman Ian McAllister claiming, “After decades of destroying critical caribou habitat…dismantling the Forest Practices Code…and gutting environmental oversight and protection…the BC government in a final desperate act of cruelty has declared a war on wolves.”Mr. McAllister also argues, “This is not management…it’s a taxpayer funded kill program of one of our most iconic species.”- Advertisement -In summation Pacific Wild claims the government announcement is scientifically unsound and wolves are being used as a scapegoat to divert attention from the fundamental problem of ongoing habit destruction and displacement caused by human encroachment.last_img read more

Liverpool fans react to ‘joke’ UEFA decision to ban key player

first_img 7 7 7 7 Take a look at some of the Liverpool fan reaction… 7center_img Lazar Marakovic has been banned by UEFA for four European matches, following his sending off in the Champions League against Basel.If the red card seemed contentious at the time, a four game punishment would appear to be harsh in the extreme and Liverpool fans were quickly up in arms regarding the news.Not only that, but Markovic hiimself took to Twitter to question the decision. 7 7 Lazar Markovic was sent off against Basel last_img

Queens Park Rangers defender keen to stay despite strong links with exit

first_img QPR defender Yun Suk-Young 1 QPR defender Yun Suk-Young is set to remain at the club despite a number of sides holding an interest in signing the South Korean.Yun was one of the few QPR players who enhanced their reputation last season but has not yet featured this season due to a knee injury.Despite that a number of clubs have expressed their interest in the 25-year-old, who is thought to have one more year left on his contract.But Yun has decided he wants to stay at Loftus Road and will fight for his place with Paul Konchesky and Armand Traore as he returns to full fitness.last_img


first_imgA new Letterkenny restaurant is looking to recruit a manager to look after its fantastic new Café and Coffee house eatery.The new facility will cater for up to 100 people and will be located in the centre of Letterkenny Town.The exciting new venture is looking for driven and highly motivated candidates. Experience in the restaurant industry is essential for candidates.The successful candidate will also be offered a first class remuneration package.If you’re interested in becoming the manager of this new chic coffee house, they send your CV to info@donegaldaily,com       JOB VACANCY: MANAGER FOR NEW CAFÉ AND COFFEE HOUSE WANTED was last modified: June 25th, 2014 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:BusinessCaféCoffe HouseCVjobsletterkennynewsrestaurantlast_img read more


first_imgCELTIC went eight points clear at the top of the SPL today after a 2-0 win over Hamilton in a game they could have won by much more.Nearest rivals Rangers – who play tomorrow – have three games in hand.Kris Commons scored both goals. But the talking point was an incident when Hamilton’s Gary McDonald struck Celtic’s Baram Kayal in an off the ball incident in the second half. Video replays suggest McDonald should have been sent off. In the football Celtic made the breakthrough when Scott Brown set up Kris Commons in the 42nd minute and the Scotland winger’s outswinging piledriver from 25 yards swerved into the corner of the net.Hamilton gifted Celtic a second goal seven minutes into the second half, with David Elebert rolling a pass back into the path of Commons who curled it into the top corner from just inside the penalty box.The Hoops are on their way to Donegal tonight for their friendly with Finn Harps tomorrow.CELTIC DO THEIR TALKING ON THE PITCH WITH 2-0 WIN OVER HAMILTON was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Egypt boss slams Sergio Ramos over Mo Salah claims

first_img3 Egypt manager Hector Cuper has told Sergio Ramos he ‘is not a doctor’ after the Real Madrid defender suggested Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah could have played on in the Champions League final.Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ had been tipped to fire the Reds to a sixth European Cup against the holders, but his final instead ended in heartbreak before the half-time whistle.Salah was forced off the field just 30 minutes into the Kiev clash with a shoulder injury after falling awkwardly under a challenge from Ramos – which many fans have claimed was deliberate.Ramos was accused of using a ‘judo move’ on the Liverpool starSpanish star Ramos hit back at any suggestion he meant to harm the in-form forward, and claimed in comments made on Tuesday that the Liverpool star could have kept playing if he had an injection to ease the pain.READ MORE: Danny Murphy defends Sergio Ramos over tackle on Mo Salah in Champions League finalSergio Ramos reportedly receives death threats over Salah challengeBut Cuper has slammed Ramos for his comments and insists Salah would have done everything in his, and in modern medicine’s, power to play on for the Reds.“I’m not a doctor, I don’t know if [Sergio] Ramos is a doctor, but it’s a player who is playing a final and has an injury,” said the Egypt boss, who has picked Salah for his 23-man World Cup squad.“I don’t have any doubt that if he could keep playing he would do it, because a Champions League final is extraordinary.A distraught Salah is consoled by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp“My opinion is that Salah has an important injury, there is a recovering [process] that we can see, and we are optimistic about the chances he has to play in the World Cup.“We listen to many things, but the reality is that the doctors recover or confirm a problem in a player.” Ramos appeared to console Salah after his tackle ended the Liverpool star’s Champions League dreams last_img read more


first_imgThe town of Raphoe has been plunged into mourning following yesterday’s tragic road accident which claimed the life of one of its most popular young residents.The late Hugh Shalvey.Hugh Shalvey was killed when his motorbike struck a jeep and trailer at Oakfield Demense around 4pm.The 35 year old, who was originally from Co Monaghan, was married to well-known local woman Edel O’Donnell who works with Donegal County Council. The couple had only married two years ago and are extremely well-known in the area.Mr Shalvey was a lift mechanic and was described as “one of the most decent guys around” by a friend last night.Local county councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr told Donegal Daily that his thoughts and prayers and that of the entire community were with the Shalvey and O’Donnell families.Hugh was the son-in-law of boxing stalwart Peter O’Donnell. The road where the accident happened remains closed this morning as Garda accident scene investigators arrived to carry out an investigation into the crash.A family friend said Hugh was one of the most modest and decent young men about.“You just couldn’t have got better. He was a modest and decent young fella.“There was no harm in him and he was forever helping people out in his own quiet way.“The whole town is just devastated by what has happened and everyone is just devastated for Edel. “People still can’t believe that this has happened,” he said.Donegal Daily would like to extend out sincere sympathy to both the O’Donnell and Shelvey families at this time.COMMUNITY PLUNGED INTO MOURNING AT TRAGIC DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG MAN was last modified: October 31st, 2014 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:accident. DonegalEdel O’DonnellGardaiHugh Shalveypeter o’donnellRaphoelast_img read more