Austin lands contract in Denmark

first_imgReggae Boyz captain Rodolph Austin has reason to smile again.The 30-year-old midfielder, who led Jamaica to a historic runner-up position in last month’s Gold Cup tournament and who saw one of his greatest highs followed by one of his lowest lows as he was unable to secure a new contract in England because of work permit issues, now has a green light. As of next month, he could be playing in Denmark for Brondby.”Austin has an opportunity to go to Brondy in Denmark. They (Brondy) wanted to get it done about two weeks ago, but it is difficult as we do not have a Danish Embassy in Jamaica,” Austin’s agent, Daryll Powell, a former Reggae Boy who also played for Portsmouth and Derby County, told The Sunday Gleaner.”Brondby really want him and it is a good club. In fact, they wanted the deal to be done for him to represent them in the Europa League against POAK Thessaloniki,” added Powell, who said that the deal would be for three years.The man who represented Leeds for three seasons and who was their captain until the end of last season had more than one offer to consider.BETTER FOR FAMILY LIFE”He had offers from Turkey as well, but he felt that Denmark would have been better for his family life. Recently, too, Derby County came with inquiries, but that was not going to work out for the same reason the Sheffield Wednesday arrangement did not materialise.”That deal fell through because under new Football Association rules, a non-European player must play for a country ranked in the top 50 over the past two years. With Jamaica’s ranking averaging 82 during that time, the player, who previously played in Norway with SK Brann, would not have qualified.Austin, who represented Portmore United locally, is expected to link up with his new club after representing Jamaica in their two-way World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua this Friday and next Tuesday, September 8.last_img read more

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USC test to see if WSU is in its league

first_imgUSC is seeking to add to its Pac-10 and school-record 34-game home winning streak. It’s also the first time the Trojans have played this season after playing the previous week. They’re coming off a 49-31 win at Nebraska, which helped them solidify their No. 1 ranking. Next on the agenda is pulling together a passing game that has been less than impressive, particularly in light of a 313-yard rushing performance last week against the Cornhuskers. Quarterback John David Booty is in charge of helping along a young corps of wide receivers that has caught 22 passes for 200 yards in two games, or basically what last year’s tandem of Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett could pull off in one game. “We need to balance that thing out,” Carroll said. “John David is doing a great job. We need to get the ball caught when we get our opportunities. I know that can be fixed and righted.” Junior Patrick Turner could be the key to helping the receivers turn the corner. After missing the opener with a bruised shoulder, he was rusty last week with three drops and a fumble to go with three catches for 24 yards. Brink, who already has completed the most passes in Washington State history, has completed 81 of 110 passes (73.6 percent) for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns, with nine of those scores coming the last two weeks. He has two sharp targets to aim for – former Culver City High star Michael Bumpus, the Pac-10’s leading receiver with 22 catches for 273 yards and two touchdowns, plus flanker Brandon Gibson (20 catches 279 yards, 4 TDs). USC’s defense has allowed only 64.5 yards per game on the ground, but allowed 355 yards passing last week against Nebraska. “I’m sure that as Washington State looks at that, they’d love to see us get all spread out and throw the ball like they do and see if they can keep that thing going,” Carroll said. “We’ve got to shore some things up here before we get to this game.” While sophomore Stafon Johnson rushed for 144 yards last week and C.J. Gable is averaging 11.4 yards per carry, senior Chauncey Washington will start at tailback for USC. Washington was set to be the starter before he suffered a shoulder injury in preseason camp. Washington (South Torrance High) had 12 carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut last week. Gable could be back returning kickoffs due to a throat injury to Vincent Joseph, but he will also be part of the tailback rotation. Despite a broken thumb, junior Clay Matthews likely will start again at strong-side linebacker as junior Brian Cushing recovers from a sprained ankle. phil.collin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On their way to their fifth straight Pac-10 crown last season, the Trojans had a harrowing ride and survived two defeats along the way. They also endured three wins in which they won by a touchdown or less, including a 28-22 win over Washington State. The Cougars (2-1) enter the Coliseum today to face the No. 1 Trojans (2-0) and are led by savvy senior quarterback Alex Brink and a few playmakers. Not to mention a coaching staff that is accustomed to facing USC year in and year out, which can make up for a talent disparity at times. “It’s a statement about the quality of the play in the conference,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s also a statement about the continuity of the coaches being around, maintaining their systems and gaining from the competition against one another.” This is also a rare event for USC. The Trojans haven’t opened the conference schedule at home in five seasons and have played seven of their last eight Pac-10 openers on the road. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Trojans to face Cougars in a rare conference opener at the Coliseum. By Phil Collin STAFF WRITER OK, back to the Pacific-10 Conference for USC. There are none of those easy nonconference games to rely on for a month, when the Trojans head east to face Notre Dame. last_img read more

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Sheffield Wednesday complete loan deal for Premier League man

first_img Aiden McGeady 1 Everton winger Aiden McGeady has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season.The Republic of Ireland international McGeady has made just one appearance for the Toffees this term and is keen for regular first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.Everton had agreed terms for a similar deal with another unnamed Championship club, understood to be Blackburn, while Leeds had also been linked with the player.McGeady started out at Celtic and won four Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish FA Cups and two Scottish League Cups during his six years at the club.Spartak Moscow paid Celtic £9.5million to sign McGeady in 2010 and after scoring 13 goals in 93 appearances for the Russian side he returned to the UK with Everton for an undisclosed fee in January 2014.McGeady has made 76 appearances for the Republic of Ireland since making his debut in July 2004 against Jamaica.last_img read more

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GARDAI CHANGE LOCKS AT DISPUTED HOUSE AS ‘JOHN DOE’ FLEES

first_imgJohn Doe, aka Daniel Greene has fled the house.Gardai move into the house in Newtowncunningham this morning.Gardai have changed the locks at a house of a dead Church of Ireland Minister after a family living illegally at the house fled.The house at Rooskey, Newtowncunningham has been at the centre of a court battle for the last few months. The house was left to charity by the late Church of Ireland Minister Samuel Reede after he died in 2010.However when estate agents called to the house in February, they found the locks changed and a ‘No Trespassing’ sign up.A man known only as John Doe eventually appeared in court in July and claimed he had deeds to the house and had paid a deposit.The case was adjourned until today after Gardai called to the house yesterday looking for Daniel Green aka John Doe, who was living at the house.Judge Petria McDonnell yesterday ordered Gardai to break down the door of the house at 8.30am this morning if necessary in order to bring Green to court today.Solcitor Fiona Brown called to the house yesterday to serve a notice of motion on Green and was met by his partner Marikie.However, when Gardai arrived at the house this morning there was nobody in the house.A locksmith has changed the locks and the house has been secured.The court was told that belongings of Mr and Mrs Green were still in the house.However barrister Fiona Crawford said there were fears that Green could return to the house and change the locks as he has allegedly previously done.Judge Petria McDonnell adjourned the case until Friday to see if there any developments in the case.GARDAI CHANGE LOCKS AT DISPUTED HOUSE AS ‘JOHN DOE’ FLEES was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:Daniel GreenJohn DoeNewtowncunninghamRev Samuel Reedelast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: MAN JAILED FOR TWO YEARS FOR INISHOWEN CRASH WHICH KILLED EIGHT PEOPLE

first_imgA Co Donegal man has been jailed for two years and disqualified from driving for ten years for causing a crash which killed eight people in Inishowen.Shaun Kelly appearing at an earlier court sitting. Pic copyright North West Newspics.Shaun Kelly, 26, had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people on July 11th, 2010. Seven of those killed were his friends and passengers in the car which he was driving between Clonmany and Buncrana at Glasmullen.The other man killed in the crash was a 66 year old pensioner who was driving in the opposite direction on his way home from a night at bingo.The crash resulted in the single biggest loss of life from a car crash in the history of the state.The men who died in the crash were Hugh Friel (66), Urris,Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.Judge John O’Hagan jailed Kelly for a total of four years but suspended that last two years and disqualified him from driving for ten years.Passing sentence he said it was sometimes difficult to be a judge.But he said “The consequences in the community are insurmountable and it is beyond description. It is a terrible, terrible tragedy.”The case had been adjourned from last week for today’s sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court by Judge John O’Hagan.The court heard how Kelly and his friends had been socialising at the High Stool Bar in Clonmany on the evening of the World Cup Final.At about 10.30pm all the men got into Kelly’s car and drove towards Buncrana in an erratic manner.Eye-witnesses revealed how Kelly was screeching the tyres of his Volkswagen Passat car and there had ben s smell of burning rubber.Approximately 5.5 kms out the road from Clonmany to Buncrana, witness James Gallagher said he noticed a car in his rear-view mirror driving very fast and it was “driving up my a***.”The car then overtook Mr Gallagher in a ’jerky’ fashion before increasing speed and driving off wreckleesly.Mr Gallagher then flashed his headlights at the overtaking car but Kelly replied by flashing his indictors.Mr Gallagher then said he thought to himself that if the driver did not slow down he was going to kill someone.He then said he saw a silver car coming around a bend smoking and making a noise.Mrs Anne McGilloway, who was driving that silver car, was driving on the same road from Buncrana to Clonmany after attended bingo.Her statement revealed how she had overtaken a car being driven by Hugh Friel, another man killed in the crash.Traveling at between 40 to 50mph, she recalled seeing a black car coming around a bend and coming onto the wrong side of the road.She said she saw the driver trying to turn the steering wheel of the car to pull it back to his side of the road and thought “Thank God he’s going to miss me.”She then said she heard a loud bang and that her airbag had ben set off and there was smoke everywhere.Kelly’s car then spun out of control and fishtailed across the road again and struck Mr Hugh Friel who was coming behind Kelly and his seven passengers in the VW Passat.The Passat struck Mr Friel’s red Toyota Corrolla car with such impact that it drove it 18 metres back down the road.Kelly’s car finally stopped when it crashed into a ditch and struck a telegraph pole.Garda Sgt Carol Doherty, of Buncrana Garda Station, described a scene of devastation and carnage when she arrived at the scene of the horrific crash.She revealed how none of the men were wearing seatbelts in the VW Passat and that Kelly had his seatbelt clicked in and was actually sitting on the belt.She said the emergency services had tried to CPR on Mr Friel but he was declared dead at the scene at a short time later.All seven of Kelly’s passengers were pronounced dead at the scene while Kelly was transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital.Garda Doherty also told the court that Kelly had two previous convictions, one for dangerous driving before the crash and another for driving without a registration plate on his truck since the crash.Dr Mark Hogan, a clinical senior neuropsychologist based in Co Donegal, has been treating Kelly since March 15th, 2011.He said the overall situation was that Kelly has suffered a brain injury and was showing all the problems of trying to deal with that injury.He said Kelly had consistently talked about suicide and how he wished he could join his friends.He added that four and a half years after the incident, it is unlikely he will recall the events of the night of the crash.He has consistently talked about suicide and how he wished he could join his friends.He said he has overall expressed remorse and does accept responsibility for what happened on the night.All eight families who suffered a loss of life were invited to read out a victim impact statement to the court.All described the hurt, pain and grief they have suffered over the past four and a half years.Of the eight heart-breaking victim impact statements, four families appealed to Judge John O’Hagan not to send Kelly to jail.The father of the accused, Mr Liam Kelly read out a statement in court reflecting how his family had been affected by the crash.He revealed how a few weeks before the crash his son had wanted to go to America but he asked him to stay to help him in the family transport business.He added that he sometimes blames himself saying the crash may never have happened if he hadn’t asked his son to stay at home.He said there was now a healing process between the families and he asked Judge John O’Hagan not to interrupt that process.“We beg you not to do anything that will prevent that haling process in our communities,” he said.When Judge O’Hagan passed sentence, several people in the packed courthouse broke down crying.BREAKING NEWS: MAN JAILED FOR TWO YEARS FOR INISHOWEN CRASH WHICH KILLED EIGHT PEOPLE was last modified: December 19th, 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 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Women’s Golf Opens Spring Season at FGCU Eagle Invitational

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team opens its spring campaign at the FGCU Eagle Invitational on Friday (Feb. 11) through Sunday (Feb. 14). The 54-hole event hosted by Florida Gulf Coast at the Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero, Fla. will tee off at 8 a.m. EST each day with a reverse shotgun start. The 14-team field includes; Arkansas State, Ball State, Central Arkansas, Drake, Elon, FAU, FGCU, McNeese State, Mercer, SIU, Stephen F. Austin, Toledo, USC Upstate, Western Illinois and Xavier. The Bulldogs will look to continue where they left off from the fall season as they won the Creighton Classic with sophomore Madison Glennie claiming the individual crown. Glennie entered the final day of the Creighton Classic tied for first with South Dakota’s Brenna Lervick, and fired a tournament-low 72 (E) to finish on top of the leaderboard with a score of 148 (76-72). The rest of the Bulldogs each improved their second round scores by at least six strokes. Freshman Grace Dunn finished tied for eighth with a score of 158 (82-76), while senior Katie Clausen was seven strokes better on the final round than her first round, totaling a 161 (84-77). Freshman Sophie Hill carded an 80 on the final day for a total of 166 (86-80). Freshman Adrianna Elliott rounded out the Bulldogs strong finish with a total score of 174 (90-84). UP NEXT The Bulldogs will play at the Red Rocks Invitational, hosted by Northern Arizona on March 5 through March 6.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Leaders gather for 47th World Economic Forum in Davos

first_imgFor over 40 years, the World Economic Forum has brought together global leaders in government, civil society and business. This year’s annual meeting in Davos starts on 17 January. South Africa will be participating again.Brand South Africa reporterThe 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, takes place from 17 to 20 January under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.How to follow Davos 2017 https://t.co/UKaPmjlieK #wef17 pic.twitter.com/oASGyVtR43— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 8, 2017South Africa will be participating in the talks once again and will position itself as “Open for Business”.Speaking to CNBC Africa about the meeting, Lungisa Fuzile, the director-general in the National Treasury, said: “South Africa has many opportunities; it has many strengths. We need to focus on our strengths as we grapple with our challenges, and build on those strengths.”He said the country’s macro-economic management was among the soundest in the world.South Africa first attended WEF Davos in 2009. Over the years the country’s focus has been and continues to be:Profiling the country as an attractive investment destination;Highlighting the significance and successes of the National Development Plan;Positioning South Africa as a positive influencer on global agendas, and;Headlining the strengths of its institutions and systems and as a thriving democracy.History of WEF DavosWEF Davos brings together various sectors, such as business, civil society and government to discuss and propose solutions to global challenges.“[It] remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year,” reads the forum’s website.“For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the annual meeting programme.”It began in January 1971 as the first European Management Symposium, founded by Professor Klaus Schwab. By 1987, it had transformed into the WEF and “sought to broaden its vision to include providing a platform for dialogue”, reads the website.The annual meeting became a place of global political milestones, such as the first ministerial meeting between North Korea and South Korea in 1989; and the first joint appearance in 1992 outside South Africa of former South African president FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Inkatha Freedom Party’s Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi.“In 2015, the forum was formally recognised as an international organisation,” reads the website. “It is now on the next phase of its journey as the global platform for public-private co-operation.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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New manager named for Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nick Zachrich began his new position as manager of the Farm Science Review on Sept.12, just days shy of when the 2016 show will open its gates.Nick ZachrichOne of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, the Farm Science Review is an annual three-day event sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Zachrich is a six-year employee of the Review, having served as site manager since 2010.“Nick possesses a unique combination of education and experience that has prepared him well for this important role within the college,” said Roger Rennekamp, director of Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the college. “Our goal is to continually improve the visitor experience while showcasing cutting-edge innovations and best practices of modern agriculture. Nick has the ability to take what he learns on a day-to-day basis and use that information to craft innovations that will help us achieve these goals.”As manager, Zachrich will oversee the Review and other events that take place at the college’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.“I look forward to serving our agricultural industry in the region,” Zachrich said. “Technological advancements in agriculture are more exciting now than ever. I plan to continue to build on the reputation that Farm Science Review has to demonstrate and display the latest in agriculture.”Zachrich joins Matt Sullivan, who began his role as superintendent of the Molly Caren center this summer. Sullivan was previously assistant manager of the Review.last_img read more

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Golden Owl Honorees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Honoring Ohio’s Ag Educator of the YearDuring December and January, 10 agricultural educators are being named as Golden Owl Award finalists in surprise ceremonies throughout the state.Presented by Nationwide, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau, the Golden Owl Award honors educators for their outstanding contributions in helping future agricultural leaders.Nominations were accepted through November 2018. The 10 teachers who have been selected as Golden Owl honorees receive a $500 prize and entrance into the final selection stage. One honoree then will be chosen for the grand prize, the Golden Owl Award and $3,000.The Golden Owl Award winner will be announced in April.NOTE: This post will be updated as the finalists are announced.Congratulations to the finalists:Dave Stiles, Indian Valley HighPictured: Nationwide Sponsor Relations Account Executive Shawnda Vega, OFBF Organization Director Michele Specht, Indian Valley High FFA President Clayton Sprowl, finalist Dave Stiles, Nationwide Agent Don Kemp, Indian Valley High Principal Robert Clark and Alyssa Bregel FFA State Supervisor/Ohio Department of Education.Stephanie Conway, Bowling Green High School Stephanie ConwayJohn Poulson, Pettisville High School John PoulsonRandy Eisenhauer, Shelby High School Randy EisenhauerErin Wollett, Cardington-Lincoln High School Erin WollettMichael Spahr, Greene County Career Center Michael SpahrTom Holton, East Knox Junior-Senior High School Tom Holton  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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Singapore tech firms to pilot innovations in India

first_imgSingapore tech start-ups will have a much easier ride in India, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday.The deal will let Singaporean firms pilot innovations in India and acquire best practices from tech companies in what has become a thriving innovation centre.The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) aims to facilitate business partnerships and knowledge exchange between firms in the tech sector.Singapore companies will be able to participate in programmes co-organised by IE Singapore and the CII to better understand India’s tech landscape and connect to partners in the ecosystem. Both organisations will also build platforms to bring together next-generation Indian and Singaporean tech business leaders.Read it at Straits Times Related Itemslast_img read more

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