The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar has been hailed as a resounding success by the club representatives who attended, including Andrew Price, chairman of the KSAFA technical committee.The management team from 30 football clubs was in attendance to partake in a full day of insightful presentations from representatives in different industries. The panel explained to the audience how to improve their functions in detail and properly manage their clubs. The seminar that was held at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Kingston was also attended by the representatives of three clubs from St Mary.Miguel Williams, chairman, disciplinary committee, KSAFA, gave an informative presentation on the club constitution and Article of Association. Anika Smith, assistant vice-president for marketing at Mayberry Investments Limited, delivered an interactive presentation on how the clubs can market their activities on low budgets using social media promotion, guerrilla marketing, among other techniques.Match day preparationManager for the Jamaica national senior men’s team, Roy Simpson, explained the importance of match-day preparation and advised that it is vital that the coaches and managers pay attention to details and have pre, post and match day checklists to ensure things are going accordingly.Financial advice came from Gary Peart, CEO, Mayberry Investments, who encouraged the coaches and managers to seek professional assistance with their financial plans and showed them different ways to go about seeking sponsorship.”Mayberry is happy to be on board this initiative we encourage community development and we like giving back where we can. During my presentation, I didn’t use fancy big words or sugar-coated anything, I had one main objective and that was to explain to the coaches and managers that everyone everywhere has a sad story and nobody respect a sufferer. It’s important that they understand that no matter how bad the situation is perseverance is key,” said Peart.”In terms of managing their money it is also important that they have a financial plan outlining the basics, what do they have, what they need and determine how they will balance it. Getting a chartered accountant to review or advise on their financial plan could play a major role in the growing of the clubs,” he added.According to Price and other attendees, the information delivered by the various speakers was very insightful.”I think that all the clubs benefited from a management and administrative standpoint,” said Price. “They told us how to manage, how to market the clubs, how the clubs can get assistance in sponsorship, how we can manage our very meagre resources and how we can improve our club management on a year-on-year situation.”Coach of Central Kingston, Michael Howell, endorsed Price’s comments and said in many ways the information was extremely beneficial.”It was an eye-opener. It allowed you to pick up on things that you would have probably overlooked when it comes to managing and running the club,” he said.Price said the KSAFA club representatives also gained useful information from the referees about the laws of the game, by Garnett Page of the Jamaica Referees Association.”There were some interesting questions posed by the members of the clubs and it was a very interactive session and the clubs would have benefited from this experience,” he said. “I believe it was a resounding success and it will empower the members of KSAFA to continue building and developing good football players for the national programme.”Howell expressed the view that more seminars of a similar nature would be a big help to the clubs.
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Camp Street Prison riotBy ShemuelfanfairThe findings from the investigation into the fatal Camp Street Prison fire are in and it has revealed thatFire Service Investigator Andrew Holder testifying on Fridayprisoners were indeed responsible for the March 3 deadly blaze.Station Officer of the Guyana Fire Service, Andrew Holder, who led the investigation into the fire, told the Commission of Inquiry on Friday that after careful and meticulous examination of the fire scene, he concluded that the fire emanated from inside of the Camp Street facility.“Scientifically corroborating witness statements with the data from the physical assessment of the structure, along with the dictates of fire engineering science, it is my conclusion that this fire occurred as a result of a prisoner or more than one prisoner setting fire to a mattress or mattresses within the prison walls,” Holder stated.In relation to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle’s account of the suspicious deaths of two inmates who perished from causes other than the fire, the investigation revealed an account where an inmate and a relative supposedly “jook up somebody” in the Capital A block of the penitentiary.The fire investigator said he conducted interviews with inmates housed in the Capital A block prior to and during the blaze. From the testimonies Holder obtained, he gathered the inmates’ account of being told to evacuate the building while another recalled hearing the orders to “lock the door”.One of the inmates he interviewed related his experience of feeling his eyes and skin burning, which caused him to run to the back of the building in a bid to reach safety.“The fire eventually had a natural flow pattern and quickly engulfed nearby combustibles in its path such as mattress, bed sheets, clothing,” the Station Officer observed.Commissioners were told that this is the “flash-over” phenomenon which Holder termed “a dangerous state” and said was responsible for the “rapid oxidisation of the enclosed structure and its contents.”He noted that as a fire grows, it rises and flash over occurs. Holder further explained that prisoners were exposed to heat intensity of 500-600 degrees Celsius which would caused dizziness, breathing problems, suffocation and after being exposed to it for some amount of time, they would have become unconscious. He also explained that smoke and heat deplete oxygen supply which was the case in Capital A.Earlier in his testimony to the Commission, the investigator explained that upon his arrival on the scene, he observed the firemen had the situation under control and from then on, he took an “observatory role”. He described the riot scenes as very “chaotic” and likened the situation to that of a “warzone”.“Prisoners were very high in emotions. On that day I entertained the thought that anybody in a uniform looking like mine was considered an enemy,” he noted in reference to the Joint Services present.He however observed that he did not see any prisoner behaving violently towards any firefighter as most of them were “secured within their cells behaving in very irate manner.”Holder in his recount also posited that he saw burnt bodies lying on the floor at various locations within Capital A.He said he also observed that at least two separate points in the structure the fires were lit; the first one being the Northern door and the other at the very location when he entered Capital A.He also confirmed the account of other fire service witnesses that the heat would have caused the metal to expand. The investigator however posited that he did not think that the fire at the door would have caused such intensity to prevent the door from being opened.Under cross-examination, Holder posited that when he conducted the investigation, he did not experience the burning sensations from tear-gas smoke. He also stated that a prisoner official related that prison officers did not use tear gas on Thursday.When questioned further, Holder conceded that tear gas smoke may have been a contributory factor to the blaze as it has chemical gases but cautioned that the use of tear gas canisters were not within his realm of expertise. The Inquiry was adjourned and will resume on Monday.
Thousand Oaks Language cops knock Re: “CBS fires Imus in response to rising outrage” (April 13): Watch out folks! The joy some of you are feeling with the firing of Don Imus may come back to haunt you some day. The thought and language police may one day come knocking at your door. – John Lynch Studio City Johnny did it, too Re: “Sharpton, Jackson, racist pair” (Their Opinions, April 13): Gail Tzipporah Saunders uses a device that is common in many of the letters and editorials in the media today. She points to a particular incident that has become a controversial news issue and then finds something damaging about those on the other side of the issue, claiming that “nobody ever said anything about …” This nonsense is repeated, even though everybody did say something when those other folks did something wrong, and the media covered it thoroughly. It smacks of kids saying, “Johnny did it, too and he didn’t get in trouble.” Columnist Thomas Sowell is one of the worst offenders in this area, regularly pretending that those with whom he disagrees are never criticized in the media. – Robert C. Von Bargen Santa Monica Not doing their jobs Re: “CBS fires Imus in response to rising outrage” (April 13): Don Imus should be fired, not for what he said so much as for just being an old cranky bore of a curmudgeon that speaks in a low monotone that no one can understand. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson should be fired for not doing their jobs, which is to preach the Gospel and not be in everybody else’s business. – Wayne Wolaver Northridge Get what they deserve Re: “CBS fires Imus in response to rising outrage” (April 13): Porn-mouth Don Imus is gone. Hooray! But why do the photo-op team of Al and Jesse get to be the ones to pull the cord about his neck? The horrendous remarks these two mouthy-defamers have made about this country’s president are the most defaming I’ve heard in 50 years of living. Shame on these accusers. May they too get what they deserve. – Paul Vaughn Van Nuys Illogical extension Come this Christmas season, will I still be able to say “Ho Ho Ho” without having to go to rehab? – Lila Leslie Tarzana Bad comparison Re: “Political statement” (Your Opinions, April 12): Louis Richter wrongly compares Chamberlain’s appeasement prior to World War II to those of us opposed to the war in Iraq. Less than 20 years earlier, World War I ended leaving over 700,000 British deaths which was over 8 percent of the total population. That would be like the present day USA losing over 20,000,000, so it’s hardly surprising that the British were reluctant to go to war. When the war against fascism began in 1939 it was the U.S. that was for non-involvement. The major difference is Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, none of the hijackers were Iraqi and our attack on them has been a major recruiting tool for terrorists. – Fred Thomas Simi Valley 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “CBS fires Imus in response to rising outrage” (April 13): Don Imus got what he deserved. Not because Al Sharpton said he should be fired. Not because the “liberal” media said he should be fired. And not because advertisers withdrew their money. He lost his job because the venom he spewed was wrong. The ubiquitous “taken out of context” excuse is just that, an excuse. He simply and absolutely was wrong. And anyone else, including rappers, athletes or imitators thereof, are just as wrong. As for those who continue to trumpet the “what about the First Amendment?” argument, I ask this simple one question. Where is it written that the Founding Fathers’ intention was for the First Amendment to override right from wrong? – Rodney K. Boswell
1 Daniel Sturridge has not recovered from injury in time face Basel on Wednesday night.The England striker has been missing for the last five matches after damaging his thigh on international duty.It had been hoped he would return for the midweek Champions League trip to Basel, but the 25-year-old has not travelled with the squad to Switzerland.Sturridge is believed to be close to full fitness but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is not willing to take any chances and Saturday’s home clash West Brom is seen as a more realistic return date.Defender Mamadou Sakho, meanwhile, has been omitted from the squad.The £18million France international stormed out of Anfield on Saturday after not being selected for the match-day squad to face Everton in the Merseyside derby.He subsequently issued an apology, but Rodgers has opted to leave the 24-year-old back in England as he weighs up whether to take disciplinary action. Daniel Sturridge
1 Matt Targett in action for Southampton Southampton defender Matt Targett has been called up to the England Under-21s for the first time as Gareth Southgate’s men prepare for matches against the Czech Republic and Germany later this month.The 19-year-old has been a regular for Saints and for the England Under-20s but could now win a first under-21 cap, either for the game against European Championship hosts the Czech Republic in Prague or against Germany in Middlesbrough.Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and fellow defender John Stones of Everton both feature, having been part of Roy Hodgson’s senior set-up recently.Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard has been called up for the first time since last May, with injuries having kept him out of Southgate’s plans this season.West Brom striker Saido Berahino is also back in the under-21 squad having been part of the senior group in November.Squad: M Bettinelli (Fulham), J Bond (Watford), J Butland (Stoke); C Chambers (Arsenal), E Dier (Tottenham), L Garbutt (Everton), B Gibson (Middlesbrough), C Jenkinson (West Ham, loan from Arsenal), M Keane (Burnley), L Moore (Brentford, loan from Leicester), J Stones (Everton), M Targett (Southampton); T Carroll (Swansea – loan from Tottenham), N Chalobah (Reading – loan from Chelsea), J Forster-Caskey (Brighton), W Hughes (Derby), J Lingard (Derby – loan from Manchester United), A Pritchard (Brentford – loan from Tottenham), N Redmond (Norwich), J Ward-Prowse (Southampton); P Bamford (Middlesbrough – loan from Chelsea), S Berahino (West Brom), D Ings (Burnley), C Wilson (Bournemouth).
ADVICE MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won West Brom got their promotion push back on track as a ruthless second-half display saw them seal a 4-1 Championship victory over Leeds at The Hawthorns.Albion’s strong form had dipped after claiming just one point from their previous four games.But Hal Robson-Kanu, who was making his first Championship start since the opening day of the season, set them on the way to victory in the 51st minute before Matt Phillips doubled their advantage. Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 It proved only a brief respite for Leeds and United had the woodwork to thank for keeping them on level terms after 28 minutes when Rodriguez curled his shot from 20 yards on to the bar.Albion gained their deserved reward through Robson-Kanu – seconds after Leeds were left seething when their appeals for a penalty were rejected after Kemar Roofe looked to have been pushed over by Dawson.The Baggies surged straight up field and Rodriguez fed Robson-Kanu who beat Peacock-Farrell with a low-cross shot that sneaked in at the far post.Leeds then effectively handed Albion their second when Phillips took the ball off Mateusz Klich just inside the United half before advancing towards goal and letting fly from 25 yards with a low shot.Albion gave the scoreline an even more emphatic look when Adarabioyo collected Peacock-Farrell’s clearance and lifted the ball to Barnes, who made no mistake from close range.Gayle completed the rout when he scored on the turn from six yards after the ball broke to him when Rodriguez’s shot was deflected to him off Liam Cooper.Hernandez’s header at the death was nothing more than a consolation for Leeds. no dice RANKED Harvey Barnes grabbed their third in the 82nd minute with substitute Dwight Gayle on target three minutes later with a cheeky back-heel.Leeds, who had only lost once in seven games before facing Albion, would have gone back to the top of the table with a win but they were outplayed from the first whistle and all they had to show for their effort was a stoppage-time consolation from Pablo Hernandez, who headed in a pass from Samuel Saiz.Albion started at a frantic pace and Robson-Kanu was inches away from giving them a ninth-minute lead when he sent a curling drive narrowly over the crossbar.Tosin Adarabioyo then flashed a 13th-minute volley just wide after Craig Dawson had headed back a corner and 60 seconds later Jay Rodriguez forced goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into a save after he lashed in a drive following a through ball from Barnes.When Kalvin Phillips lost possession in the midfield after 22 minutes, Barnes led a swift counter-attack and, after exchanging passes with Robson-Kanu, he drove his shot into the side-netting.Having managed to survive the Albion storm, Leeds had an excellent chance to take the lead but Hernandez blazed over from 14 yards after being picked out by Gjanni Alioski. Darren Moore’s side were ruthless REVEALED REVEALED huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF
Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has expressed concerns about Minister Rabbitte’s SAORVIEW plans following the weekend announcement that analogue services will be switched off on 24th October 2012.Anyone currently relying on an aerial to watch TV will be affected. However, there still remains around 2% of the population who cannot currently get an analogue television service and it is unclear what will happen them.The Minister has said that those who don’t switch over before next year’s deadline will be faced with a blank television screen – and some of them are in remote areas of Donegal! Deputy McConalogue said: “There are 250,000 households who currently rely on aerials for their television reception. However, RTE have confirmed that there is still 2% of the population which is not covered by either analogue or digital terrestrial services.“I expect this figure to be proportionally higher in Donegal and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was upwards of 10% for the county if the past experience of broadband and mobile phone services are anything to go by.“It is unclear what will happen to these households when analogue services are switched off on 24th October 2012. Having listened to both the Minister and Mr Gay Byrne who is leading the publicity campaign for digital switchover over the weekend, it remains unclear what will happen this 2% of the population. When quizzed on it by members of the media, both fudged around the subject saying that solutions will work themselves out before next year’s deadline. This simply isn’t good enough.“I am aware of SAORSAT, which is the proposed solution proposed by RTE to provide services to the 2% of the population who will not be able to receive SAORVIEW, the digital terrestrial signal. However, having made enquiries into this, I am unable to get an assurance that this service will be in place or any detail on how much it will cost the customer to have it installed. The one thing RTE has guaranteed me is that they will not be subsidising those who cannot get SAORVIEW. “I want Minister Rabbitte to assure those affected that they will indeed have a service whether it is through SAORSAT or some other means and that it will not cost them any more than the SAORVIEW service which is available to 98% of the population. I find it unacceptable that the Minister would make an announcement on the date that Analogue services will be switched off without first making sure that everyone would have an alternative service available to them.”TD’S FURY OVER SAORVIEW PLANS – 10% OF DONEGAL COULD FACE TV BLACKOUT! was last modified: October 17th, 2011 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) Tags:deputy charlie mcconalogueTD’S FURY OVER SAORVIEW PLANS – 10% OF DONEGAL COULD FACE TV BLACKOUT!
Donegal TV star and new mum Michelle Doherty has told her friend Glenda Gilson that she is simply too tired to attend her wedding!Michelle DohertyThe former TV3 presenter, who is from Carndonagh, gave birth to her first baby on August 7th last.Her pal and fellow Xpose host Glenda is due to tie the knot in Clare on Friday. But Michelle said Glenda texted her and asked her if she fancied going to the wedding in Doonbeg.“I was like ‘Glenda I haven’t slept in days.“It’s a pity, I’d love to be there, and I’m sure Glenda will be an absolute babe on the day,” she said.Michelle, 36, who lives in London with baby Max and partner Mark O’Shea, said she is in no rush to run down the aisle herself. Mark asked me if I wanted a wedding or a baby first, and I said a baby.“There’s plenty of time for that, but a wedding certificate wouldn’t make me any happier than I am now,” said Michelle. PRESENTER MICHELLE TO MISS PAL’S BIG DAY TO CATCH UP ON SOME BABY SLEEP! was last modified: August 27th, 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:CarndonaghdonegalMichelle Dohertywedding
The Letterkenny model from track level inside the real Coach 58The Railway Show season is starting in Donegal Town and will make a welcome relief from the overload of politics and not so sunny climates!Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is holding its first model railway exhibition of the year from today, Saturday, May 24 through to Monday, May from 12 noon to 5pm each day.There will be working scale models of the old County Donegal Railway stations at Letterkenny and Donegal Town, each assembled in different coaches from the original Donegal rolling stock. There will be an OO gauge layout in the original passenger trailer No 5. There will also be working displays of old Hornby O Gauge tinplate trains in both electric and clockwork, some of these being up to 90 years old.There will also be a Meccano and Dinky Toy display and films of the old railways of the County when they were running. Weather permitting, there will be train rides for children on a miniature railway and the garden railway will be in operation.Meanwhile the County Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd will be holding its AGM in the McGowan Room, one of the railcar trailers on the railway, at the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre today at 2pm.At the end of the AGM, around 3pm, there will be a book launch open to the public – this will be a revised and updated edition of the key reference work on the County Donegal Railway and one of the co-authors will be present to sign copies. This should make excellent reading for anyone with any interest in the story of the railways around Donegal or those who remember the railway and any elderly relatives.To complete a busy time for the railway, the company is also recruiting, see below, and CVs can be handed in from now up to the end of the show on May 26.Railway Situation VacantCounty Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd needs staff to assist the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre in developing and maintaining its buildings and displays and in increasing its revenue.The work involves a variety of fund-raising and sales tasks, assisting at shows, document design and other computer tasks, and basic maintenance of the displays in running order, plus some housekeeping of these to ensure the museum is kept impressive for visitors, and displays are refreshed and changed. As the wages are funded through Pobal preference will be given to those currently on the unemployment list, recently laid off or who have special needs. Send CV or hand in at the address below. Excellent references needed. Closing date May 26.More information from: The Manager, Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, Tyrconnell St, Donegal Town. Telephone: (074) 9722655DONEGAL RAILWAY SHOW LEAVES THE STATION TODAY! was last modified: May 24th, 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:donegalRailway Show