Corbett wants greater opportunity for local ‘ballers’

first_imgFormer Jamaica national football captain, the legendary and versatile Anthony ‘Badas’ Corbett, has a burning passion for the development of Jamaica’s football and has longed to play a role in the advancement of the sport locally. Recently, the former local idol has been afforded such an opportunity to make his contribution when newly appointed national Under-20 coaches, Craig Butler and Ricardo Gardner, invited him to share his experience and knowledge with the team. Cargill, who captained the national team for six years and led the country to the Caribbean Cup in 1991 and their third-place Gold Cup finish in 1993 before retiring shortly afterwards, is presently the Under-15 coach of Miramar United Elite FC in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and one of his greatest desires is to see young Jamaican footballers make the transition from national youth teams into the senior side. However, he believes lack of exposure, experience and quality facilities locally will continue to hamper the progress of young local talent and the sport’s development in general. “Jamaica’s football has made a big jump because we qualified for World Cup. My only concern is, after the World Cup what did we achieve?” he queried. “Normally, you should have a facility, because FIFA allocates money anytime a team goes to the World Cup. But the national programme doesn’t have a facility and that is a setback. That (facilities) is where the game is going now, you need facilities to grow,” he told The Gleaner. “They (Butler and Gardner) have reached out to me and it’s nice, even if it is just in a small capacity. To know you are respected by your fellow players who want you around is a good feeling. The beauty is (Craig) Butler and (Ricardo) Gardner are in charge of the Under-20s and they invited me to just to be around the team and give voluntary support and (share) the little experience I have. “I will support the programme because they need sponsors, and I am willing to support them 200 per cent, just so they can give the youths experience,” he reasoned. Corbett also wants to assist the senior team one day and he is hoping this is just the start of his reconnection with local football and the national football programme. “I don’t really push myself up. But I don’t have to be a coach around a national programme. Any capacity, anything I can do to help; that’s why I am here, to help Butler and Gardner and anything that they need that we can do,” he concluded. However, of greater concern is the transition of our junior national players into the senior team. Corbett said there is too much focus on overseas-born players representing Jamaica, when all the talent we need is right here. “In Jamaican football, if you play Under-17, by time you reach Under-20 they throw you away, and it’s not that those players aren’t good, but you need a ladder. Where is the feeder tree, why not invest in the youth level? “But they don’t invest in the Under-17s, the Under-20s and Under-23s, and that is sad really because exposure is what gives you experience. “The senior team plays a lot of friendlies all over the world, but the young kids play local club, so where is the exposure and experience going to come from? So, that is lacking as they do not want to invest the money,” Corbett bemoaned. “At nine years and 10 years, we were the best in the world,” he recalled. “(Winston) Chung-Fah proved that years ago when there was the Miami Classics and we won that every year, nine- to 12-year-olds. But after 12 (years), nothing, and I realise Jamaica doesn’t invest in kids. Nobody wants to wait, everyone wants to plant a seed and reap tomorrow, but we will never go anywhere like that. “The US team invests about US$6-7 million in their youths and our investment is worth about 50,000, still we match strides with them. So just give them a little more opportunity and expose them and they can do it,” he continued. With regard to his involvement, Corbett, who lives in Miami, is looking to contribute in any shape or form and to any of the other programmes. But he is also looking to learn as much as he can from two of the country’s most successful local talents to make it professionally overseas. MUTUAL RESPECT LOCAL TALENTlast_img read more

Durant fined for ref rant

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The National Basketball Referees Association later praised Durant’s mea culpa.“Apology accepted. This is the kind of common ground we hope to achieve,” the NBRA wrote in a Twitter post.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)San Francisco, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 after his rant at officiating earlier this week, the NBA announced on Thursday.Durant lost his cool at referee James Williams during Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks, accusing him of targeting him with a technical.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “Second half, his whole thing was he’s trying to get me,” Durant complained to reporters after his fourth ejection of the season.Durant subsequently apologized for his remarks, saying that after looking at the tape of the game he had realized Williams had acted correctly.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 folk“I can go back and say I was being a jerk last night, and I deserve whatever the league is going to throw at me,” Durant said on Wednesday.“I wish I had handled that better, obviously, but it was kind of heat of the moment for me. I could be better. It was a great learning experience for me, though.” LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

“Young people rock the world” – Ferguson

first_imgMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson, was the guest speaker at the launch of First Lady Sandra Granger’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) training programme in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) on August 10.The ICT programme attracted 36 young people from within the region and is beingMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson along with some of the participants of the ICT programmeconducted at the St Ignatius Secondary School. The duration of the programme is four weeks and caters for school dropouts as well as children in school. It will provide them with skills in Information Technology, literacy and numeracy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among others.In her feature address, Ferguson told over 30 participants, “When you would have finished this programme, I would like you to return to your communities and educate your fellow youths.” She further added, “young people rock the world.” She also applauded the First Lady’s initiative.The Minister noted with exposure to programmes such as these, the youths can save their finances and work towards becoming entrepreneurs with their own businesses, providing employment for others.Facilitators of the ICT programme are Fitzroy Younge, Oveanne Mansell and Trevon Sinclair.last_img read more

Arsenal FC news: Wenger confirms extra rest for key players following Euro 2016

first_img1 Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are two players who have yet to report to training Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will give a number of his key players time off to “regenerate” before the new season – even if it limits his options for the opening Premier League game against Liverpool.While the likes of Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker, Gabriel, Francis Coquelin and even Jack Wilshere – just a couple of weeks after England’s exit from Euro 2016 – have reported back to London Colney, Wenger is determined to afford extra holiday to those who have endured a busy summer schedule.Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, German playmaker Mesut Ozil and French duo Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny have all been granted an additional break following a draining European Championship campaign.It remains to be seen how long it will take Alexis Sanchez to recover from the ankle injury he sustained in helping Chile win the Copa America in the United States.Wenger, though, insists he will not risk the long-term impact of those returning internationals over the course of the 2016/2017 campaign, the start of which is now only a matter of weeks away.“You consider the rest time because France had a long, long go and I believe that they need four weeks’ holiday because they need to recover from that,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.“It takes you two or three weeks to regenerate… to recover completely, and they need to come back with hunger. That disappointment to lose a final, it takes some time to recover from that.“I believe the club benefits from experiences at the top level, and the mental experiences as well that they have gone through with such a huge pressure. Of course, in the longer term you benefit from that.”Arsenal are set to kick off their pre-season preparations with a friendly away at Lens on July 22, before heading out to the United States for a short two-match tour of San Jose and Los Angeles.Wenger’s squad have further warm-up games against Viking FK in Norway and then meet Manchester City in Sweden before their domestic campaign opens against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, August 14.last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Councillor Noel Jordan has today welcomed the announcement that the Cleary Centre will this month complete the move of its services to the recently refurbished Victor Building premises next to Donegal Town’s Craft Village.The centre, which has provided services for people with intellectual disabilities in south Donegal for more than twenty years, will now accommodate all existing service users at the new facility following approval having been granted by the HSE earlier this year to lease the premises.Cllr Jordan said: “The hard fought campaign by the Parents’ and Friends’ Association of the Cleary Centre to allow for service users to be relocated to a more suitable facility was a huge achievement when it was first confirmed last February.“For over two decades, the centre has offered exceptional care and services to people with intellectual disabilities in the south of the county and has been a great source of support for them and their families“I am now delighted that it’s been announced that the relocation of these services, which were previously housed in the Cleary Centre building, will now be transferred to the Victor Building Complex and that the move will be completed this month.“This is a fantastic result for the Parents and Friends’ group and all those who campaigned strongly for this move to take place, and I want to take this opportunity to wish them and the staff every success in their new surroundings. “Now that this service transfer has almost been completed, I will once again be raising the need for officials in Donegal County Council to re-examine the possibility of improving access for service users to the facility following my motion earlier this year in which I called on the authority to address the need to improve the footpath out to the new facility for the benefit of all those using the service.”CLEARY CENTRE ALL SET FOR MOVE TO NEW PREMISES was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by John2Share 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:CLEARY CENTREDonegal Townlast_img read more


first_imgNa Rossa Club NotesLotto Draw for the 23rd June 2014Numbers Drawn: 6, 16, 22, 25 No Jackpot WinnerTwo Lucky Dips win €50.00 eachPat McHugh, PortnooTeresa Molloy, Fintown Next Week’s Jackpot €9,000.00 (capped)Club 50 draw for June takes place next MondayCongratulations to Keelin Devenney and Leanne Whittington who got married today,  we hope you have a long and happy life together from all at the club.Well done to the Donegal Seniors and Minors on getting through to the Ulster Final at the weekend , and also well done to Declan and Brian Boyle who won the Donegal international rally, great stuff lads.   GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA EXTEND BEST WISHES TO NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE KEELIN DEVENNEY & LEANNE WHITTINGTON was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA committee has been set up to assess demand for the establishment of a Gaelcholáiste, a new Irish language secondary school serving the south of the county.While there are three Irish language primary schools in the region, Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré in Sligo, Gaelscoil Chluainín in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and Gaelscoil Eirne in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, to date there is no second-level Irish medium school.Now there is a proposal for a secondary school in Sligo. Carol Ní Chormaic, Chairperson of the Gaelcholáiste 2015 Committee, told us: “Immersion education is regarded by many as the best way to learn Irish and most immersion students can be expected to reach a greater level of second language proficiency than students in other school-based language programmes.“The new Irish language secondary school, Gaelcholáiste, which we hope will commence in September 2015, will not only serve the pupils of the existing Irish-medium primary schools but will also be open to pupils who attend English-medium schools in the region.“Indeed pupils from all lingustic and cultural backgrounds will be most welcome in the school.”Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré were recently sanctioned an additional Junior Infant class to cater for increased demand for Irish medium education in the primary sector. According to principal Mícheál Ó Broin, the importance of continuity in the all-Irish education sector, with children progressing from Naíonra to Gaelscoil to Gaelcholáiste, cannot be overstated.“The decision of the Department of Education and Skills to sanction an extra class in our school satisfies increasing demand in the region and contributes to the viability of an all-Irish second-level facility,” he said.The benefits of immersion education, and in this case education in an all-Irish school where all subjects except English are taught through Irish, has been well documented globally over the past three decades.A recent study shows that pupils of Irish-medium schools achieved greater than the national average levels in reading and writing in both English and Irish. Further studies also indicate that immersion students perform as well as, or better than, non-immersion peers in mathematics. Furthermore, research by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland shows that pupils of Irish-medium schools attained a higher academic standard than other pupils in the same age group.There is also evidence to suggest that an all-Irish education actually enhances English language development and that students who obtain an all-Irish education learn further languages with greater ease. Data from European countries suggests that bi-lingual children often find it easier to acquire other languages and a study in the Basque Country found that bi-lingual students show a greater ability in learing a third language. Research also shows that students from all-Irish schools have a greater tolerance of other cultures and are more open to cultural diversity due to the cultural enrichment they experience.Members of the Gaelcholáiste 2015 committee will contact primary schools in the region in the coming weeks to arrange the circulation of questionnaires to parents with view to assessing demand for an Irish-medium secondary school. For information, email Information: Anna Ní Bhroin,Gaelcholáiste 2015 0667600NEW GAELCHOLÁISTE PROPOSED FOR SOUTH DONEGAL SCHOOL CHILDREN was last modified: May 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallyshannonGaelscoil Eirnelast_img read more

Loggers roll, move into championship game

first_imgAfter a 10-day layoff, the Loggers bats showed no signs of rustiness at the Arcata Ball Park on Thursday, as Eureka comfortably defeated Ferndale 10-2 to advance to the Charlie Lakin Memorial Tournament championship game.Five different Loggers had two base hits or more, as Eureka out-hit the Wildcats 13-6 and scored in four of the six innings they came to bat.“We came out swinging the bat really well, and we put some runs up on the board,” Eureka head coach Jeff Giacomini said. “I was very …last_img read more

Ohio agriculture has stern message for Gov. Kasich and water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Gov. John Kasich appears ready to abandon his common sense approach to governance while ignoring the voluntary conservation efforts, scientific research and mandatory compliance efforts Ohio farm families are implementing to improve water quality.A group of leading Ohio agricultural organizations is calling on Kasich to engage the industry in his administration’s approach to protecting Lake Erie.The governor and his representatives have been quoted in the media saying they plan to place restrictions on farming practices through executive order.Farmers and agribusiness leaders, who supported Kasich’s “Common Sense Initiative,” are unhappy that the governor appears ready to disregard the promises made on his first day in office. His executive order that created the Common Sense Initiative states “agencies should develop regulations in the full light of public scrutiny, and the public should have an opportunity to help shape those regulations.”“From what we understand, the governor has not talked to lawmakers or anyone who will have to deal with the consequences of an executive order. I can tell you for a fact, any decision is being made without input from the ag community,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.Leaders of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Soybean Association are frustrated that the Kasich administration has not engaged the industry in such a consequential matter. The groups believe the executive action will create broad controls over farmers who are working to reduce nutrient runoff that contributes to algae formation in Lake Erie. It likely will closely mirror legislation the administration previously attempted to introduce but failed when it was unable to secure a sponsor.Separate legislation, called Clean Lake 2020, has gained the support of lawmakers, farmers and members of the environmental community. It unanimously passed in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House and is headed to the governor. The farm groups would like to see the Kasich administration embrace the legislation, which reflects the Common Sense Initiative’s stated priority of “compliance, not punishment.”Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, said the agriculture groups have an open door to policymakers who want to take a collaborative approach to dealing with an extremely complex challenge.“The importance of fixing the lake’s problems cannot be overstated. Going about it the right way is equally important,” Sharp said. “We can help the lake without hurting our ability to produce food and create jobs.”last_img read more

Assimilate Scratch Tutorials & Workflow Webinars

first_imgAssimilate Scratch’s unique workflow and feature set allow you to apply it’s finishing tools to your project for high-end polish. Check out these tutorials to get started with Scratch!Scratch 8 is the latest version of Assimilate Inc.’s suite of high end finishing tools. If you want to download a free trial to try it out yourself hit up the Assimilate site.For a completely free Scratch media player check out Scratch Play. I’ve included several tutorials to help you get started with Scratch Play here.Check out the demo video for an overview of how you can make use of Scratch 8 Collective tools to work and collaborate remotely via the Cloud. This also allows for remote grading sessions, web-based secure publishing and more. In the 10 minute demo above you get a walk through of the tools in action during a remote grading session.For even more on how Scratch 8 Collective’s features check out this great write up over on PVC of a demonstration from Leo Lovera.Lovera brought up colorist Oscar Martinez who was actually in Miami to show us how the two could work together on a single shot. The situation they presented was that as the compositor, Lovera needed his expensive colorist to get the shot looking correct, and the two showed how they could work in tandem while literally looking at the same thing.On-Set and Post Production WorkflowSkip to 6 minutes in the video below to get started with this detailed webinar from Director J R Strickland on his workflow involving Adobe Premiere Pro, Maya, After Effects, Assimilate Scratch, Nuke and Pro Tools to deliver award-winning projects to diverse clients like Absolut, Axe, ESPN and Fidelity Investments:In this webinar DIT Duck Grossberg (Shutter Island, Salt, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes) talks through his on-set data management workflow, including how he uses the Microsoft Surface Pro and Assimilate Scratch to get the job done. This is a great webinar if you’ve ever wondered what a professional DIT’s workflow involves. For more insights on DIT’s check out my ‘How To Be A DIT’ series.To see how both Scratch Play and Scratch can be used on a short film, check out this short interview with director Amanda Lippert on her post production workflow for a short film ‘Agnes’.Sam Mestman did the editing of the 4k footage in Final Cut X and transferred the files to Gary, who did the full DI in SCRATCH. For the client sessions, Gary sent the files to me in advance and I reviewed them on the Surface Pro in SCRATCH Play, which has the same GUI as full SCRATCH on Gary’s workstation. I was able to make notes and to the sessions prepared. This was an incredibly useful process because it saves both of us a lot of time.Assimilate Scratch TutorialsIf you’re liking the look of Scratch but wanting to get a better understanding of the basics, check out these excellent tutorials for Scratch 7. Or if you’re a bit more familiar with it then check out these great tips from SpliceNPost. In the first tutorial (above) Chico demonstrates a quick tip on group grading, then in the second tutorial how to copy attributes and in the final tutorial a look at using Film Convert with Scratch.last_img read more