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Smith enjoying life in Red Stripe Premier League

first_img GAMES PLAYED Having coached Wolmer’s Boys standout midfielder Rojay Smith, during his two-year stint at the Heroes Circle-based school, Harbour View FC’s coach Ludlow Bernard remains impressed with the player’s easy transition into the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) set-up. Bernard coached Wolmer’s to the 2012-13 Walker Cup knock-out title and now backs Smith to be a regular Harbour View player. “The transition for him would have been quite significant. I remember in 2012 when he was playing in the Under 17 competition, you would have seen certain limitations, but having been exposed to quality football, both at Wolmer’s Boys and again playing at Harbour View against senior and experienced players, his improvement, I would say, has doubled if not tripled over time,” the Harbour View coach noted during yesterday’s RSPL press briefing held at the sponsor’s head office on Spanish Town Road. Meanwhile, Smith has played a total of eight games so far this season for Harbour View and said he is eyeing a regular starting role “I am playing with more senior players now and I want to reach up to their level, so I have to lift my standard. “When I just started out I was on the bench. Now I am in the starting 11, so progress is there,” said the attacking midfielder. He stressed that the RSPL competition is much more physical than the Manning Cup but he intends to give his best for his team. “I would rank my transition at five out of 10 because there is always room for improvement. I just need to be more attacking and link up more with the forwards. We have a problem scoring goals, so we midfielders need to step up and start scoring more goals for the team,” he pointed out, adding that playing in the RSPL is something he always yearned for.last_img read more

Seoul footing record $2.5M tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “The North Korean delegation’s participation in the 2018 Olympics will be an opportunity for cooperation and reconciliation between the North and South,” South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday that included the cost figure.The ministry said the expenditure is in line with its domestic North-South cooperation funding law, but it stressed the spending should not be considered a step back from Seoul’s global commitments.“We will continue to work closely with the international community regarding international sanctions against the North,” the statement said.The funds did not pay for a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister and senior regime officials to attend the Games’ opening ceremony.During that three-day visit, Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Bieber, LeBron, other stars descend on LA for NBA showcase The North’s performers — a 140-member orchestra with vocalists and dancers, an all-female 229-member cheering squad and a demonstration taekwondo team — have been a major attraction at and around the Games. That’s both because their presence itself is seen as a sign of eased tensions after a very rough year and because of the exotic appeal they have due to the general isolation of their country.The cheerleaders have been an especially big hit and an unmistakable part of every event they have attended — though their cheers usually have little connection to the action on the ice or snow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt may seem odd or even self-defeating for the South to pay Pyongyang to send delegations that are heavy on propaganda vehicles like cheering squads or artistic troupes and light on athletes. In recent years, though, it has become something of a given.The North has sent big delegations similar to the one now stealing the off-competition spotlight at Pyeongchang three times before.For the Asian Games in Busan in 2002, it shelled out 1.35 billion won (about $1.3 million), then 890 million won ($836,000) for a Universiade in 2003 and another 410 million ($385,000) for the Asian Games in 2014. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City North Korea’s Hwang Chung Gum and South Korea’s Won Yun-jong arrive during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — How much was it worth to Seoul for hundreds of North Koreans to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics? Try $2.5 million.According to South Korea’s Unification Ministry, that’s the record amount the country has allotted to pay the bills of more than 400 North Koreans, only 22 of whom were athletes, at the Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Valdez wants to capture Open crown at home

first_img“This is a rare opportunity for me,” said Valdez, who hails from the beach side town of San Juan. “Not only will I play inspired but I think it’s also one way of giving back to Batangas.”Valdez and Creamline shoot for the crown against Motolite-Ateneo in Game 2 of the best-of-three Finals at Batangas City Coliseum at 4 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cool Smashers, who took Game 1, basically have a twice-to-beat advantage but Valdez and her teammates don’t want to have to reach for that crutch against the surprise finalists Lady Eagles.Valdez is pretty sure that the home crowd, which will serve as “our seventh man who will cheer for us no matter what,” will prod Creamline in its bid to bag its second straight title after ruling the Reinforced Conference in July. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum But Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro said they would bounce back from their lethargic performance in series opener.“My players will really do their best and will never ever give up,” said Almadro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez has a very special reason to win the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference title on Saturday.She’ll be playing in her home province.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Beaten, UP still the nobler UAAP 81 story Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Hagar ad-libs start of Busch race
first_imgHagar will perform before today’s race, hopefully under better weather conditions than Thursday night. He was the featured performer at the Fontana Racefest and sang five songs, including his famous “I Can’t Drive 55,” during a rainstorm. DIRT HELPS David Gilliland skipped the Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 as he was “under the weather.” He was replaced in his Ford by Kenny Wallace. Racing on Saturday night in Southern California is nothing new to the former Chino Hills resident. In past years, he’s raced at local tracks such as Orange Show Speedway, Irwindale Speedway and the dirt track at Perris Auto Speedway. Fellow Cup driver J.J. Yeley also has raced at PAS. “I think racing on dirt just teaches you a lot of car control,” said Gilliland. “Dirt tracks, from the first lap to the last lap, changes almost from night and day. You always have to search around on the track, then search for moisture coming out or whatever. It’s the same thing with Nextel Cup racing. FONTANA – The Red Rooster may not drive 55, and he also can’t stick to the time line. Sammy Hagar, Fontana’s leading rocker, was the grand marshal of Saturday’s Busch Series Stater Bros. 300. One of the duties is to give the three-word command to start the engines. However, Hagar went off script and asked the crowd if they were ready for a race and if they were having fun. Before he could finish, the 41-car field started their engines. In fact, ESPN actually showed Hagar voicing the “Gentlemen, start your engines. Light `em up” on tape, after the race had already started. center_img “The track lays rubber down and it gets tight and you’re always having to move around. These cars are every bit on the edge and a little bit over the edge. So, to race on dirt has helped me a lot.” MENTAL STRESS Rookie Paul Menard qualified 22nd for today’s Auto Club 500, which only relieved some of the stress on crew chief Tony Eury. “By the time you get in the race on Friday afternoon (during qualifying), you’re too worn out to get your car ready to race,” said Eury, once Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief. “It’s just so tough. There are so many good teams here. It ain’t like it was last year, (or the) year before, where there was a lot of guys that you knew you were automatically going to beat. “Now, there’s so many of us over here with no points, it’s pretty mind boggling on Friday just to get in.” OUT OF THE WATER Did Sake the landbound sea lion actually pick Tony Raines to win today’s race, or did it select Scott Riggs? In a promotional stunt at the speedway’s FanZone, the sea lion flicked out a ball with Raines’ number out of the pool first. It was followed by Dale Jarrett’s number then Riggs. The event was televised and Speed’s John Roberts served as the host. A ball with the number of the 43 drivers was in the pool for Sake, part of an exhibit of the California State Monterey’s marine biology “Sea Lions Encounters” project. The balls are now headed for Briggs School in Chino. PIT STOPS Matt Kenseth was inducted into the speedway’s Walk of Fame for his 2006 Auto Club 500 victory. In addition to placing his hand and foot in cement, along with his signature, Kenseth was presented with the customary speedway gift: a unique surfboard created by Ohana Kemp Surfboards, a surfboard shaping company out of Orange County. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
Philippines’ ousted leader is pardoned

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MANILA, Philippines (AP) – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pardoned her ousted predecessor Thursday, a move that drew praise as an olive branch toward political reconciliation and scorn as an opportunistic maneuver endorsing corruption. Joseph Estrada has been a constant thorn in Arroyo’s side since he was arrested shortly after being forced out by a “people power” revolt in January 2001. He was convicted last month on graft charges and sentenced to life in prison. The pardon is seen as part of Arroyo’s efforts to bury the hatchet with her nemesis as she faces renewed calls for her resignation and another impeachment complaint – her third so far – on allegations of bribery. Arroyo cited her government’s policy of releasing convicts who have reached age 70, Estrada’s 6 years in detention, and his pledge not to seek public office.last_img read more

Arsenal special: Mikel Arteta and Hector Bellerin chat to Guillem Balague

first_imgWelcome to A Very Spanish Revolution – an exclusive look at how the Premier League turned Spanish.Featuring Arsenal duo Mikel Arteta and Hector Bellerin, as well as former Middlesbrough and Barcelona midfielder Gaizka Mendieta, it takes a look at how these top Spanish players adapted to life in a foreign land and took the Premier League by storm!Hosted by Guillem Balague, it is an exclusive round the tapas table interview with the trio, reflecting on their time in England, their experiences, the cultural differences and how they adapted to life as Premier League footballers.Mikel Arteta: I almost went to war with FIFA in bid to represent EnglandHector Bellerin hails Petr Cech’s influence on Arsenal‘I was the best Spanish snooker player in London!’ – Hector Bellerin on his early Arsenal struggleslast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: FARMFLO – SALES POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT LETTERKENNY BASED BUSINESS

first_imgJob DescriptionSales Advisor (On-Boarder)Location: Letterkenny, Co Donegal Farmflo provides cloud-based software that seamlessly integrates into the farmers’ working day by harnesses technology to reduce the additional administrative burden.Saving the farmer many hours of labour intensive administrative work per week and providing peace of mind knowing their compliance and information provision requirements are being taken care of.As a Sales Advisor / On-boarding Specialist with Farmflo you will guide farmers smoothly through the set up and on-boarding process ensuring that all the Farmflo product benefits are fully utilised.You will also be responsible for ensuring farmers are confident and comfortable in the daily use of the Farmflo tool. You will also be required to actively reach out to farmers to encourage them to register for a free trial and to provide support and assistance as they progress through the on boarding process.You will report to the Head of Sales and work closely with all areas of the business.Duties and Responsibilities• Contacting farmers who have signed up for a Farmflo free trial and lead them through the setup process• Train farmers on how to use Farmflo • Contact farmers and encourage them to sign up to Farmflo free trial• Follow up with farmers to ensure they are actively using the Farmflo product and that they are seeing the value that Farmflo brings.• Convert farmers from trial users to active paying users• Map the farmers needs to deliverables whilst demonstrating advanced customer service skills Required Skills and Experience• In depth knowledge of farming• Ability to patiently guide farmers through the set up process being mindful of the fact that some may not be particularly familiar with technology• You will be confident leading farmers to a solution and be able to put farmers at ease• Fluent in English with the ability to explain technical concepts in a non-technical way• Friendly, quick-thinking, responsive, calm and patient• Articulate and numerate with excellent written English• Comfortable with IT systems, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel• Ability to learn new IT tools and systems such as Zendesk and CRM and other support systems• You will be commercially aware, able to observe a farmer’s business process and make recommendations were appropriate.Beneficial• Experience working in a SaaS environment• Knowledge of web based applicationsWe are looking for pro-active people, who will enjoy working in a vibrant and growing company alongside definite opportunities for long-term career progression.Farmflo Values: Empathy for Farming, Positive Energy, Stakeholder Focus, Empowered.APPLY NOW:Please apply directly with your current CV and short Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience to: hr@farmflo.comFor further information on the role please contact HRAll interest shown will be treated in strictest confidence.Farmflo Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer.Job DescriptionChannel Sales ExecutiveLocation: IrelandFarmflo provides cloud-based software that seamlessly integrates into the farmers’ working day by harnesses technology to reduce the additional administrative burden.Saving the farmer many hours of labour intensive administrative work per week and providing peace of mind knowing their compliance and information provision requirements are being taken care of.We are seeking to hire a highly dynamic and organised individual, to develop and build relationships, help us drive revenue and growth, but more importantly help prospective and existing partners succeed at supporting their farmers.This position will report directly to the Head of Sales and will work closely with all areas of the business.Duties and Responsibilities• Work with Farmflo senior management to build a channel of recommenders within the farming industry that actively promote Farmflo to their network.• Engage with recommender organisations to create and execute on go to market plans, to get the Farmflo message to their members and customers.• Establish contact with new customers, promoting company offers and negotiating and closing customer contracts.• Networking and relationship development with clients, prospects and industry partners• Build the go-to-market plans and drive revenue and volume.• Track sales impact of recommender organisations.• Report impact of recommender organisations to Farmflo management team.Required Skills and Experience• A successful track record of developing business directly within the farming community• Strong working knowledge of the Agriculture market within Ireland• Proven ability to create and execute on affiliate marketing programmes.• In depth understanding of arable, beef, sheep, dairy farming practices or combination thereof.• In depth understanding of compliance challenges faced by farmers today.• Understanding of the business of farming, where farming incomes come from and what costs are typically incurred.• Working knowledge of typical recommender organisations including farming associations, government bodies, banks and accounting firms.• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with the ability to empathise with farmers and earn their respect• Excellent organisational and planning skills, with excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills• Willing to travel throughout Ireland and UK• Full Driving LicenseBeneficial• Working familiarity with IT systems including usage of browser based software, tablets and mobiles.• History of living and working on a farm.• Familiarity with online marketing.THE PACKAGE:The role includes an excellent benefits package, including laptop, mobile phone, plus expenses, alongside definite opportunities for long-term career progression.APPLY NOW:Please apply directly with your current CV and short Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience to: hr@farmflo.comFor further information on the role please contact HR on 074 91 16057All interest shown will be treated in strictest confidence.Farmflo Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer.JOB VACANCIES: FARMFLO – SALES POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT LETTERKENNY BASED BUSINESS was last modified: July 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:Cloud-based SoftwareFarmflowJob Vacancyjobsletterkennynewssaleslast_img read more

Perfect hair for party season by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgPerfect Hair For Party Season: After our intensive team training on Red Carpet hair last weekend and with Christmas right around the corner (ok we know it’s still October but we can’t deny we are already excited about party season!!) what better time to bring you some beautiful looks for a glamorous Christmas!Patrick asked Rachel one of our talented designers to talk us through her favourite looks for the upcoming season. Rachel says “there is something for everyone this party season we have Plaits, Vintage Waves and everything in-between”. Blake Lively: Blake Lively’s hair never disappoints in fact it’s no wonder that she makes this list twice with her beautiful long luscious locks the centre of attention -not just on the red carpet but even when she is out hiking her hair still takes centre stage!!! Two of our favourite Lively looks that are perfect for party season are her Classic Hollywood Waves which screams glamour and her Knotted Braid- this texturized, not too perfect creation would create some serious hair envy at any Christmas party. Rachel McAdams: Rachel McAdams is always on point with her hair and fashion choices and this beautiful Twisted Updo is no different. This looks is perfect if you want to look extra glam over the festive season. Who knew that high volume with a series of twisted knots could look so good.Sienna Miller: Sienna Miller always sizzles in her usual bohemian style. She crafted her locks into beautiful French plaits for the red carpet creating a regal style that was simple yet absolutely stunning on the Cannes Red Carpet.Demi Lovato:Demi Lovato’s Finger waves is perfect for adding some serious glamour to any event. Her smouldering vampy look was both edgy and glamorous.  This 1920’s inspired style is perfect for upping the glamour stakes at your Christmas party!For more hair inspiration see www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing – or if you would like perfect party hair this Christmas you can call us on 074-9125476 or visit www.patrickgildea.ie to book online…… Perfect hair for party season by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare 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

Stargazers look forward to possible Northern Lights show over Donegal this weekend

first_imgDonegal skies could be in for a stunning appearance of the Aurora Borealis this weekend due to a spike in solar activity. The natural phenomenon, also called the Northern Lights, may shine over parts of Ireland and the UK on Saturday night.Space forecasters have predicted that a geomagnetic space storm will hit Earth this weekend to bring strong solar activity. The Aurora occurs when a solar flare strikes Earth’s magnetic field. Green and purple lights are typically seen of northern parts of Ireland and the UK when activity is particularly strong. The UK Met Office has said that the aurora may be visible over Scotland, while local astronomy enthusiasts see this as a good sign it will be visible in Donegal too.Catching a glimpse of the lights all depends on cloud cover, which has frustrated local photographers in the past.Met Eireann is forecasting a cold and mainly dry Saturday night, with a widespread sharp to severe frost away from northern coastal areas and a chance of misty or fog.The best areas of Donegal for aurora sightings are near the northern horizon, away from towns and lights and at higher levels. If you do catch the show this weekend, send your photos to info@donegaldaily.com to be featured.Featured photo: Aurora Borealis over Ballintra Donegal, 8th September 2017. Noel Keating Photography Stargazers look forward to possible Northern Lights show over Donegal this weekend was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Aurora Borealisnorthern lightslast_img read more

British Airways launches panda plane

first_imgBritish Airways has announced that it will be flying to Chengdu in China, home of the giant panda, in style.The Boeing 777-200 was painted to look like a smiling Giant Panda to mark the start of the new three times a week service to Chengdu on September 22.Chengdu is the fourth British Airways route to China and the first new destination for the airline to the country, since flights were launched to Shanghai in 2005.British Airways  will  be  the  only  UK carrier to offer a direct service between Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and London Heathrow.Keith Williams, British Airways’ chief executive, said: “Chengdu is a fascinating venue for leisure travellers, and is known around the world for its famous giant pandas and excellent fiery Sichuan cuisine.“As one of China’s largest cities, Chengdu is also an economic power house, having expanded rapidly, consistently delivering double-digit rates of growth. This new route demonstrates the importance of mainland China to British Airways and our commitment to grow our presence there.“We are confident that the new route between Chengdu and London will prove popular with customers travelling between the two major economic hubs.”Reflecting the Chinese belief that eight is an auspicious number, the flight number for the service from Chengdu to London is BA88 and BA89 from London to Chengdu.last_img read more