Phoenix, Doyen partner for state of the art academy

first_imgOfficials of one of the world’s foremost sports investment agencies, Doyen Sports Group, and Arsenal Football Club are expected to sign an agreement with the Phoenix All-Star Academy this afternoon in Kingston.The deal, which is being hailed by Phoenix co-founder Craig Butler as a major development for Jamaican football, will see the agency, which, among other ventures, manages the certain affairs for some of the planet’s leading footballers, partner with Phoenix in the establishment of a state-of-the-art football academy just outside of Montego Bay, as well as prepare, market and place talent from the club into the European market.Doyen’s website lists names such as Neymar, Radamel Falcao, Mangala, Alvaro Morata, Alvaro Negredo, and Marcos Rojo, but does not outline the nature of their involvement with the players.The group is considered to be an investment-based organisation that facilitates player transfers.Phoenix already has several players on overseas contracts, with Belgium-based Leon Bailey, who is already in the Genk first team, and Kyle Butler, both doing well. But Craig Butler is confident that this partnership will create opportunities for more players and open another avenue to the international markets.”This partnership between Phoenix Academy and Doyen has many positives. They will partner with us in the building of an academy in Trelawny, as well as the marketing and placement of players in Europe,” Butler told The Gleaner ahead of today’s signing, which is scheduled to take place at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.”Phoenix have done extremely well over the years in terms of our standard of developing players in technical, tactical and personal development. We are creating players that are ready for the European market,” Butler added, while referring to Arsenal’s interest.”Leon (Bailey), at 18 years old, is already one of the best players in Belgium, and is already in the first team there. Kyle is also doing well and should be in the first team soon.”Arsenal have taken note of that and want to come and take a look and see what our other players are about,” added Butler.”This is huge for the country. I still believe that with development, Jamaica can become one of the teams that challenge for World Cups, not just strive to participate and make up numbers,” Butler said.Butler also underlined that a 14-acre property has already been secured by Phoenix All-Star Academy and will be developed to accommodate a full academy, in collaboration with Doyen Sports.last_img read more

Big Chicago cop held in attack on tiny bartender

first_imgProsecutors say the bartender tried to stop him from attacking another patron. Abbate chased the patron behind the bar, at one point wielding a chair, according to Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Abbate, 38, was arrested Tuesday night at his home. Bond said authorities were notified of the incident on Feb. 21 but were unable to locate Abbate until mid-March. He was held on $70,000 bond Wednesday. Abbate’s lawyer, William Fahey, did not return calls seeking comment. He told the Chicago Tribune that his client had completed a substance abuse treatment program and had never been disciplined since joining the Police Department in 1994. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – An off-duty police officer in street clothes was caught on video by a bar surveillance camera beating up a female bartender half his size, authorities said. Anthony Abbate, a 12-year veteran of the Chicago force, was charged with aggravated battery and placed on leave pending an internal investigation in the attack Feb. 19 as several bystanders watched, department spokeswoman Monique Bond said Wednesday. She said Abbate is expected to be fired. The video from Jessie’s Short Stop Inn Tavern, shown on television around the nation, shows the 250-pound Abbate shouting at the 115-pound bartender, then walking behind the bar and punching, kicking and throwing her to the ground. The woman, whose name authorities have not released, suffered bruises to her head, neck, back and lower body. Her attorney, Terry Ekl, did not immediately return a call Wednesday. He told WFLD-TV that the attack began after the bartender refused to serve Abbate. last_img read more

School District 60 holds yearly speech contest

first_img33 elementary students from 11 schools in School District 60 were at the North Peace Cultural Centre Thursday morning as they were competing in the district’s speech contest. To qualify the students had to be nominated from their respective schools to take part in the event.C.M. Finch principal and event emcee Helen Gilbert said public speaking ties in with the oral aspects of the language arts curriculum, and it provides students with a chance to express their ideas.“If you look at our language arts curriculum there are three strands that we report on,” she said. “We report on reading, writing, and oral language. One of the things with public speaking is it really is an opportunity to showcase the oral language component of our curriculum. Some of these students are getting up and sharing ideas and sharing them confidently.”- Advertisement -One of the adjudicators on hand evaluating the speeches was School District 60 assistant superintendent Stephen Petrucci. He said the event is of particular importance given how common it is to be fearful of public speaking, and how it’s needed in future years.“I think it’s really clear that public speaking is probably still the number one public fear,” he said. “Any practice that our students get in public speaking is going to serve them very well. There’s always an opportunity and a necessity for speaking in front of people.”He also noted in his comments the hard work and dedication that went into the speeches, and how the judges were paying particular attention to the introductions, delivery, the overall material, and the conclusion.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St John sees increase in construction values for July

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for July 2019.For July, the value of construction was $13,153,520.00 with 10 permits issued.The largest project on the list is for a commercial building on Old Fort Road with a dollar value of $9.0 million.- Advertisement -In comparison to 2018, the overall construction value of the projects is up from $17.5 million to $41.9 million.The number of permits issued so far in 2019 is slightly up at 59, compared to 54 a year ago.You can view the full July 2019 building permit report on the City’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘You’re going to get relegated next season!’ – Arsenal kids rant at Spurs

first_imgThe rivalry in north London is at breaking point this weekend, with both Tottenham and Arsenal vying to finish above their noisy neighbour.Supporters from both sides are born into hating their arch-rivals, but what do the youngest fans really think about their bitter enemies?Our mates Woody and Kleiny have already asked young Spurs fans what they think of Arsenal, so now it’s the time for Arsenal kids to have their say on Tottenham Hotspur.Unsurprisingly, the results are hilarious, with one young fan making a bold prediction that Tottenham will be relegated next season.Check out our mates Woody and Kleiny on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to talkSPORT for more sports entertainment.last_img read more

Cheers to that! – Muff Liquor Company earns top business accolade

first_imgThe Muff Liquor Company has today secured Business All-Star Accreditation from the All Ireland Business Foundation.The quality mark is in recognition of the Donegal-based craft drinks company’s success with its premium craft potato gin that has taken the Irish and UK gin markets by storm since its launch last year.This month has also seen the launch of Muff Vodka – a new premium spirit that will be widely available in the New Year. The Muff Liquor Company is the brainchild of Inishowen-born entrepreneur Laura Bonner and her business partner Tom Russell from Manchester.Since its inception back in February 2017, the company’s specialist distilled spirit has caught the imagination and taste buds of novice and seasoned gin drinkers alike, thanks to their inventive take on a classic distilled gin.A year-on and the company has secured the highly prestigious Business All Star accolade from the All Ireland Business Foundation, the national body responsible for identifying and accrediting Best-in-Class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars.Business All-Stars 2018 at Croke Park: Michael Bonner, Laura Bonner, Pat Breen TD and Deirdre McGlone (Harvey’s Point), who also received accreditationThe Business All-Star accreditation is awarded to progressive indigenous Irish businesses that meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity. The Muff Liquor Company founders: Tom Russell and Laura BonnerLaura Bonner, speaking after the awards ceremony in Croke Park, said she was delighted at achieving the accolade.She said: “This is a huge stamp of approval from the industry in our product and in our company. It is hugely significant for the company and a credit to the hard work and commitment shown by the company and our staff in promoting this exciting new craft gin product.“We are confident that this accreditation will help in making our brand and product widely recognised. The accreditation also allows us to avail of opportunities to engage in peer-dialogue, collaboration and networking opportunities.“It’s a great way for us not only to build credibility and gain trust but also to raise the profile of our business and our unique products.”Laura Bonner – co-founder of The Muff Liquor Company at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Exposition in Las VegasThe accreditation is just one of a number of prestigious accolades secured by the company. Earlier this year the Muff Liquor Company won Gold in the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Exposition in Las Vegas and were Gold winners in the Asia Gin Masters held in Hong Kong in October. Keen to expand the company and enter new regions including South East Asia and Australia, China, Hong Kong and Japan, the company has appointed a brand ambassador and operations manager. Craft gin continues to enjoy an unexpected resurgence in the last number of years and The Muff Liquor Company is delighted at their continued success with Muff Gin having secured distribution across Ireland and the UK and expanding their workforce further to include a business development manager and a number of sales representatives.In addition to the craft gin product, Muff Vodka has been released with a series of launch and tasting events across the island of Ireland including Dublin Airport.Muff Vodka by the Muff Liquor CompanyBusiness co-owner Tom Russell says Muff Liquor Company is hugely excited about expanding its business further and is confident the creation of the Muff Vodka further enhances the company’s original brand, unique identity and experiential, personalised and fun reputation.He said: “We have been overwhelmed with our success to date and the response to our products. We are really tapping into the “cocktail culture”, that is inspired by programmes such as ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Suits’ for example, and building on our unique taste and brand to create a special and personal vibe. “We are really passionate about our brand and think it’s got a healthy mix of heritage and playfulness, and are delighted that in addition to our gin our Muff Vodka is ready for the market. We want to thank everyone for their support so far and reassure them that there is loads to be excited about and we hope they like what we have to offer!”Cheers to that! – Muff Liquor Company earns top business accolade was last modified: December 12th, 2018 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:All Ireland Business FoundationBusiness All-Star Accreditationmuff ginmuff liquor companymuff vodkalast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY OVERCOME MALIN IN HIGHLY ENTERTAINING LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgMalin 2-10 Glenswilly 2-20Glenswilly came away from Connolly Park tonight after a very high scoring and entertaining game.Christopher McMonagle’s goal was all that separated the sides at half time but Michael Murphy’s goal straight from the restart and a burst of six points effectively sealed the game for the Glen men. The first half was evenly contested with Conor Farren hitting four points for Malin along with efforts from Brendan McLaughlin, Dan McDaid and Christopher McLaughlin all from play, while the visitors had Gary McFadden registering three, two from play along with two Brian Farrelly Points as well as an Oisin Crawford point from distance and a Leon Kelly effort before the key goal.Christopher McMonagle reacted quickest to Gary McFadden’s pointed effort which came off the post to fall to him on the edge off the square and he made no mistake past McLaughlin in the Malin goal, the half time score read Malin 0-07 Glenswilly 1-07.Murphy showed his class straight from the throw in winning the restart and going on a strong run straight through the Malin defence exchanging a couple of one-twos on the way before advancing past the thirteen and dispatching powerfully past the Malin keeper to open up a six point gap.Farrelly added another before Anthony Kelly scored a sublime effort deceiving Murphy with a deft dummy before hitting over from 35 metres. Glenswilly upped their game again and threatened to run away with the contest with two points from Kealan McFadden, a long range Ciaran Bonner effort,Darren McGinley, Gary McFadden again and a Murphy free from the ground stretched the lead out to twelve.Malin to their credit scored 2-01 without reply with Stephen McLaughlin pointing off balance and shortly after the same player hit the net after running through and the speedy forward could not be caught to shoot low past O’Donnell .Brendan McLaughlin scored soon after when after he worked a quick free and received the ball back and again made no mistake as Malin tried to mount a comeback. Glenswilly rallied again and exploioted gaps in the Malin backline and six points in a row with efforts from Darren McGinley, Cathal Gallagher, three Gary McFadden scores and one from Caomhin Marley sealed the win before a late consolation free from Brendan McLaughlin.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Charles Byrne, Aidan Bambrick, Seamus Doherty, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Anthony Kelly (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin (0-01), Dan McDaid (0-01), Conor Farren (0-04), Stephen McLaughlin (1-01), Brendan McLaughlin (1-02), Seamus Houghton, Terence Doherty. Subs used Matthew Byrne for Seamus Doherty, Danny McCarron for Terence Doherty and Conor Byrne for Conor Farren.Glenswilly team and scorers: Philip O’Donnell, Caolan Kelly, Eamon Ward, Ruiari Crawford, Oisin Crawford (0-01), Ciaran Bonner (0-01), Cathal Gallagher (0-01), Michael Murphy (1-01), Gary McFadden (0-07), Leon Kelly (0-01), Darren McGinley (0-02), Brian Farrelly (0-03), Kealan McFadden (0-02), Christopher McMonagle (1-00) and Ethan Sweeney. Subs used Caomhin Marley (0-01) for Ethan Sweeney. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY OVERCOME MALIN IN HIGHLY ENTERTAINING LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: September 26th, 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:GLENSWLLYLeagueMalinlast_img read more

OFFICIAL: FINN HARPS DRAW WITH ATHLONE – AND WILL FACE UCD IN PLAY-OFFS

first_imgSOCCER: Finn Harps FC will face UCD in the play-offs following tonight’s penultimate round of fixtures in the First Division. Harps already had secured second place and booked their place in play-offs a fortnight ago following their comprehensive win over UCD.They played Athlone Town FC tonight and they earned a share of the spoils in a decent game of football. There was a first senior start for BJ Banda and the young man performed well.There was also a rare start for Harps midfielder Kieran McDaid.A goal from Matthew Crossan on 35 minutes cancelled out Athlone’s opener on 15 minutes and that’s how it remained.UCD were left to battle it out with Shelbourne for the coveted final play-off spot. However, Shels fell to a 4-1 defeat away to First Division champions Wexford – and UCD defeated Cabinteely 1-0 to secure that play-off position.Harps finish out their campaign against Wexford Youths next weekend.While UCD face Waterford before the two sides clash over two legs for an opportunity to play Premier Division football next season.OFFICIAL: FINN HARPS DRAW WITH ATHLONE – AND WILL FACE UCD IN PLAY-OFFS was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Watford ignored their manager’s tactics against Tottenham, Deeney reveals

first_img RANKED REVEALED silverware Yet, while Deeney confirms the team have been working hard on dead ball situations under Javi Gracia, he reveals that neither goal came from the manager’s tactics.In fact, the players deliberately ignored Gracia’s set-piece instructions, according to the Hornets skipper. 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Deeney equalised for Watford before Cathcart secured the win center_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade possible standings “We’re not gonna give Holebas too much credit – he moans too much.” 👀#MOTD2 pic.twitter.com/aior1QfXz1— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) September 2, 2018He said: “The gaffer has got to take credit. He’s worked a lot on the set-pieces. Funnily enough, the two that he’s worked on we didn’t do.“We just ignored him and went our own way and the ball fell for us. The players have got to take credit for that.“If we would have missed he would have hammered us!” Watford captain Troy Deeney admits the players ignored their manager’s tactics in the 2-1 comeback victory over Spurs.The Hornets, who now have four wins from their opening four Premier League games, came from behind courtesy of two set-piece routines, with Deeney nodding in the first and Craig Cathcart heading the winner.last_img read more

POSSIBLE NEW CHANCE TO SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL

first_imgBY KENNETH McDONAGH, DONEGAL WEATHER CHANNELNORTHERN LIGHTS ON THE WAY STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY 5/3/12.Donegal could be in for another Northern Lights experience. Solar activity is now high. Big sunspot AR1429, which emerged on March 2nd, is crackling with strong flares. The strongest so far, an X1-class eruption, occured just ths morning, March 5th at 0413 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flashThe explosion also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) into space: SOHO movie. The expanding cloud will probably deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on March 6th or 7th. (Stay tuned for updates on this possibility as more data arrive.) High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead.When the CME from today’s X-flare arrives, a geomagnetic storm might already be in progress. An earlier CME is en route and nearing our planet. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud, which was produced by an M2-class eruption from sunspot AR1429 on March 4th, could deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on March 6th at 04:30 UT (+/- 7 hr).POSSIBLE NEW CHANCE TO SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL was last modified: March 5th, 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) Tags:POSSIBLE NEW CHANCE TO SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGALlast_img read more