Clarendon give Kellits six-love

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Reigning daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College moved further clear of the chasing pack in Group H of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup football competition, slamming Kellits High 6-0 yesterday.The win took them to maximum six points and ahead of Lennon and Thompson Town, with three points each. Lennon defeated Thompson Town 3-0, also in yesterday’s action. Clarendon had previously defeated Edwin Allen on Saturday.Last year’s beaten finalists, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), again looked frail in a 2-2 draw with Lacovia in their Group E showdown. STETHS now lie third in the group behind leaders Maggotty and Lacovia High, both on four points.Their lack of form is a worrying sign for the school’s technical staff, headed by Wendell Downswell, who downplayed their preseason results, telling The Gleaner they will come good when it matters.Maggotty, though, have been the surprise package, as they took all three points in a 2-0 victory over Munro that put the Malvern-based school next to last in Group E with one point after two matches.Meanwhile, Green Pond High played a stubborn game to hold Group A leaders Cornwall College to a 1-1 draw at Jarrett Park. Cornwall weathered the storm to score on the 22nd-minute mark. Alrick Ottey, the brother of Montego Bay United forward Allan Ottey, rose above the Green Pond defenders to flash a header home to make the score 1-0.Odaine Lewis was issued a second yellow card and was ejected in the 70th minute. Two minutes later, Green Pond scored the equaliser when winger Ever ado Chambers curled a wonderfully taken free-kick over the wall, to beat Cornwall’s Jamario Hines in goal.Yesterday’s ResultsKemps Hill 1 Old Harbour 1Cornwall College 1 Green Pond 1Manchester 9 Belair 0Cedric Titus 2 York Castle 2McGrath 0 Dinthill 2Vere 1 Central High 0Green Island 0 Rusea’s 1Knox College 2 Bellefield 0Port Antonio 5 Buff Bay 0Robert Lightbourne 1 Morant Bay 1Lacovia 2 STETHS 2Kellits 0 Clarendon College 6Happy Grove 1 Fair Prospect 0Manning’s 4 Little London 0Maggotty 2 Munro 0Lennon 3 Thompson Town 0last_img read more

2nd placer FEU embraces challenge to be on same level as NU in UAAP Cheerdance

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s clear that National University is the current superpower in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition even though it’s only the second winningest school with five titles in the event.University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines hold the most titles in the competition with eight apiece but the Salinggawi Dance Troupe’s hasn’t won the gold since 2006 and the UP Pep Squad last won the trophy in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NU has since taken the throne after the two original powers vacated their rule and the NU Pep Squad has owned the competition for five of the past six years.Far Eastern University, which won two titles in between the several reigns of UST and UP, is still considered as one of the stronger contenders in the event but it, too, admitted that NU is the current standard.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 ChrissRandell San Gregorio, head coach of the FEU Cheering Squad, said the challenge for his team is not only to win a third championship but also match the level that the NU Pep Squad is in.“Personally, I’m happy for them (the NU Pep Squad)… I never felt threatened by them and it’s more of a feeling of appreciation that I know they’re that good and it’s inspiring,” said San Gregorio in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The challenge now is how to be on the same level as them but we’ll eventually get there.”FEU did get close in Season 81 after taking the silver medal of the competition while NU took the gold.The podium finishes may be considered close but the scores weren’t with NU tallying 711 points while FEU finishing with 655.5, a 55.5-point difference.San Gregorio, whose team performed with a 1970s theme, said it’s beneficial to them that the NU Pep Squad is in such a high level and it is making the FEU Cheering Squad work even harder.“It’s actually great that the NU Pep Squad is in that level because if they’re that good, we have no choice but to really chase them,” said San Gregorio. “If we try to chase them then everyone will become better. It would be an honor to be next to them.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments UP Pep Squad aims to be better next after another 6th place finishlast_img read more

“We didn’t grant Dataram bail” – Top Cop

first_img… says Police Force not liable for convict’s escape As efforts are afoot to locate and transport Barry Dataram back to Guyana to serve his five-year prison sentence, the Guyana Police Force is taking no blame in the absconding of the convicted drug lord.Acting Police Commissioner David RamnarinePresident David GrangerSpeaking at a press briefing on Friday, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine made it clear that the country’s premier law enforcement agency is in no way responsible for the convicted drug lord’s flight from Guyana.“Dataram’s situation is really unfortunate but not in the sense that the law enforcement is indicted… Let’s put this thing in the proper perspective, we didn’t grant him bail,” the acting Commissioner posited.Convicted drug trafficker Barry DataramFurther asked about the Police’s role in ensuring that Dataram does not flee the country by employing more caution given the serious nature of the offence, Ramnarine made it pellucid to reporters that, “if it was that high profile a matter, it (should have been) properly regarded by the appropriate people… We were not the ones who granted him bail!”Nevertheless, the Top Cop noted that the Force is in contact with sister agencies in South America and the Caribbean in efforts to locate Dataram. “A lot of collaborations are going on right now… There are a lot of collaborations going on, the nature of which I wouldn’t be at liberty to disclose but I am aware of a lot of collaboration that is ongoing,” he stated.These comments come one day after President David Granger posited that Dataram’s flight from Guyana was something which could have been avoided. While he will not lay blame at the feet of any agency or individual, the Head of State did urge local law enforcement agencies to use every possible legitimate avenue to locate the convicted drug trafficker and have him transported back to Guyana.“I would expect that even though the judicial branch is separate, there should be a greater level of alertness on the part of the Magistracy, in the Judiciary, in matters like this and I don’t regard it as a failing on the part of law enforcement agencies but it is definitely an error which ought to have been avoided,” he told reporters during the Public Interest Programme, which aired on Friday. “The danger posed in having somebody who is now a convict out there, out of the jurisdiction is going to be harmful to our national interest so I would urge the law enforcement agencies to alert their counterparts in neighbouring states… I would urge all law enforcement agencies to use every legitimate measure to bring him back into this jurisdiction so that he can serve his sentence,” the President continued.Furthermore, the President disclosed that information suggests that Dataram might have absconded using a passport not issued by the Government of Guyana.Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, along two others – Komal Charran and Trevor Gouveia – were charged jointly for being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.However, days before the ruling; Dataram, who was previously granted High Court bail, and his reputed wife reportedly fled the country. After the couple failed to attend court on the previous scheduled days of sentencing (September 20 and September 23, 2016), presiding Magistrate Judy Lactchman issued arrest warrants for them and noted that she will proceed with her ruling in their absence.As such, on Tuesday last, Dataram was sentenced to 60 months in jail and fined $164.2 million after he was found guilty in absentia for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Meanwhile, his three co-accused, including his reputed wife, were all freed of the joint charge, which stated that on April 16, 2015, at Fourth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, they had 60 kilograms, 840 grams of cocaine in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more

Africa Poised to be Self-Reliant

first_imgIn an effort to make Africa self-reliant in terms of food and rid the continent of its endemic poverty, Heads of State and Government attending the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will today, Thursday, January 30, launch 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security.The AU leaders will launch the themed year in a bid to bring hope to poverty-stricken Africans who go to bed hungry every day; even though their continent is home to an abundance of wealth that— when properly managed by their leaders— could make them self-sufficient.The summit will run from January 30 to 31, 2014.The event will also mark the tenth year since the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program; a program that was adopted by African leaders and partners to liberate the continents inhabitants from Poverty and Hunger.To bring this dream to fruition African leaders agreed to allot at least ten percent of the national budget to the improvement of agriculture activities and food security in their respective countries, though this is yet to be adhered to by many.According to the Executive Mansion, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf departed the country on Tuesday for Addis-Ababa to take part in this historic event at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU.Items on the agenda for consideration include the report of activities of the AU Peace and Security Council and the state of peace and security in Africa, as well as the activities of the Panel of the Wise alongside the renewal of its membership.The AU leaders will also discuss the report on the assessment of the African Standby Force and the operationalization of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, as well as launch the final report of the High-Level Panel on Fragile States.Additionally, the Summit will consider the report of President Sirleaf, in her capacity as Chairperson of the High-Level Committee on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, on the proposed draft African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Yet another report to be reviewed is the outcome document of the African regional consultative meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will serve as inputs to the African Common Position.“On the heels of the AU Summit, President Sirleaf will hold bilateral meetings with representatives of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Environment Program and the European Union (EU), among others,” the Mansion said through a press release.Meanwhile, Africans have for far too long lived in abject poverty and been plagued with numerous diseases inspite of its abundance of natural resources. Among these resources are its large virgin rain forests and ideal varieties of soil capable of boosting agricultural activities on the continent.It is often said by political and economic pundits that the continents main problem has always been its lack of patriotic and visionary leaders who have failed and continue to fail millions of Africans by not properly managing the numerous natural resources the continent is endowed with.They say that for far too long the continent has been reliant on external support through aid and donations from donors as African leaders plunder its wealth.Bad governance and corruption are the chief causes of civil unrest on the continent and have become the order of the day. Statistics show that over 70 percent of Africans live on less than one United States dollar a day, a stark contrast to the lavish amounts many of the continents government officials are paid.The designation of this year as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security is a laudable one and if political will and support are injected, it may be the beginning of releasing Africans from the burden of poverty.While President Sirleaf is away from the country, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Morris Dukuly, will chair the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers host Canucks on Minor Hockey Night

first_imgThe Senior Flyers are hoping to harness some energy from their young fans. On Saturday night, the Flyers host the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, for Minor Hockey Night. All minor hockey players wearing their jerseys will get free admission to the game. The Flyers seem to be slowly finding their groove again, after a mid-season slump, and they’ll be looking to avenge a 7-6 overtime loss to the Senior Canucks on Jan. 14th in Dawson Creek. After Thursday’s 5-2 win in Hythe, coach Adam Brash said he was happy with the way his team had battled for the win. “We’re getting back to what makes the Flyers successful, and that’s playing with a whole bunch of heart and energy, and being physical and sticking up for each other, and doing all those little, tiny things that are necessary to win hockey games.”- Advertisement -If an old-time rivalry against Dawson Creek isn’t enough to get players and fans excited for the matchup, a few familiar faces on the Senior Canucks roster should make the tilt a little more appetizing. Dawson Creek natives Kip Noble, Adam Loncan, and Dustin Kersey have all joined their home-town team this season, though they are all still part of the Flyers Allan Cup plans, thanks to the affiliation between the clubs. As well, defenceman Arlo Hadland has joined Dawson Creek, in an attempt to help out Dawson Creek, while getting Hadland more ice-time in key situations before April. At 10-5-1 on the season, the Senior Canucks are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in the NPHL. With two wins against Fort St. John already this season, the tale of the tape suggests Saturday’s tilt could be another great chapter in the age-old rivalry. Saturday’s game starts at 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisementlast_img read more

Men’s Health presents valuable life lessons

first_imgNorthern Health is trying to increase awareness of Men’s Health issues in northern and rural communities. There is a lack of services available in northern and rural areas and men are especially vulnerable because of their “nothing can hurt me ” attitude, says Bernard Denner, a Health Educator and the founder of the Centre for Advancement of Men’s Health.Denner says rural residents are more at risk to suffer from a “tyranny of diseases” because emergency health services are farther away. He says rural residents have to take more health precautions because of the lack of services.- Advertisement -Denner stresses that men ages 45 to 55 are more at risk for certain diseases and adds that men should have a regular check up beginning at 40 if they are at risk of prostate cancer. If prostate cancer does not run in a man’s family, Denner says men should be checked regularly beginning at age 50. The organization held a presentation at the On the Rocks bar, which took place at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. The presentation, made by Bernard Denner, stressed important facts men should be aware of in order to live a long healthy life.Advertisement The presentation stressed the importance of visiting the doctor on a regular basis. Denner stressed that this is not only important for elderly men, but for men of all ages. Denner kept reminding the audience that despite the amazing medical breakthroughs we are privileged to, prevention of developing a disease is the best solution. Denner explained the warning signs of prostate cancer, heart conditions, strokes and more importantly what to do if those signs present themselves.The presentation even included a free cholesterol and blood sugar tests for men to take advantage of, as part of its “check-mate” screening. Present at the event, was Dr. David Shoesmith, a family medicine resident here in Fort St. John. Dr. Shoesmith talked about the importance of these programs, especially in the northern communities. Advertisement He says that sometimes residents in smaller northern communities can develop bad lifestyle habits and as a result, pass those habits on to their family. Such habits can eventually be perceived as the norm, which can lead to serious illness down the road. Dr. Shoesmith explained how regular check ups are necessary for men and programs such as Men’s Health are important as they help spread awareness of such an important issue. Bernard Denner discussed a variety of topics, but the one point he continually stressed was the importance of regular check ups for males. This is key for men who intend to live long healthy lives.last_img read more

Japan into World Cup as China, Syria stay alive

first_img0Shares0000Japanese fans cheer on their team prior to the group B World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Japan and Australia in Saitama on August 31, 2017 © AFP / Toru YAMANAKASAITAMA, Japan, Aug 31 – Japan beat Australia Thursday to qualify for their sixth successive World Cup but South Korea missed a golden opportunity to join them in Russia when they could only draw against 10-man Iran.The goalless draw in Seoul means South Korea’s hopes of qualifying from Group A for their ninth successive finals were left hanging in the balance when a win would have booked their ticket to Russia. Meanwhile, Syria’s 3-1 victory over Qatar in Malaysia gave a massive boost to the war-torn nation’s dreams of qualifying from Group A as they moved into third place on goal difference.And China’s shock 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Thursday’s other Group A match kept their own slim hopes alive.Now a defeat for the Koreans in their final match in Tashkent on Tuesday could see them fail to qualify for the finals for the first time since 1982 should Syria beat Iran in Tehran on the same night.And in a wide-open battle for Asian qualification, China could still take third place and a playoff spot if they beat Qatar in Doha on Tuesday and other results go their way.– ‘This is for the fans’-There were no problems for Japan in Saitama, however, as Takuma Asano, in the first half, and a brilliant Yosuke Ideguchi strike eight minutes from time were enough to see off Australia 2-0.Japan’s midfielder Makoto Hasebe (C) fights for the ball with Australia’s forward Mathew Leckie (2nd-R) during the group B World Cup 2018 qualifying football match August 31, 2017 © AFP / Toru YAMANAKAThe result dealt a major blow to Australia’s chances of being one of the two automatic qualifiers from Group B after their first defeat in the final round of Asian qualifiers.The Socceroos will get a second bite at the cherry at home to Thailand on Tuesday when they will need to better Saudi Arabia’s result against Japan in Jeddah on the same night in order to guarantee second place in the group.“This is for the wonderful fans and for the people of Japan,” cried Japan’s under-fire coach Vahid Halilhodzic, whose team have an unassailable 20 points from nine games in Group B.Ideguchi, meanwhile, appeared lost for words after a wonder strike that looks like sparing Halilhodzic the sack — at least for now.“Luckily it hit the target,” he said. “I’m just glad it helped us get the win.”– Reckless red card –In Seoul, South Korea could not breach Iran’s defence despite being urged on by more than 63,000 screaming fans and the visitors being reduced to 10 men seven minutes into the second half.Saeid Ezatolahi was shown a straight red card after he recklessly stamped on the head of Kim Min-Jae following an aerial clash between the pair.“We tried to turn the tide with substitutions and score a goal, but we couldn’t do it,” lamented South Korean coach Shin Tae-Yong, who vowed to go all out for a win in Tashkent on Tuesday.“We play for victories, and we will do the same for the match against Uzbekistan,” Shin said.One goal would have been enough for South Korea because in Wuhan, Group A rivals Uzbekistan were suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to China, who kept their own slim World Cup hopes just about alive in a dramatic finale.South Korea’s Kwon Chang-Hoon (R) fights for the ball with Iran’s Ali Karimi (L) during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying football match in Seoul on August 31, 2017 © AFP / JUNG Yeon-JeGao Lin was the hero for China with a late penalty six minutes from time to seal a nervy 1-0 win.Marcello Lippi’s men now head to Qatar on Tuesday seeking the win that, coupled with other results going their way, could yet see China reach a playoff.In Melaka, Malaysia, Omar Kharbin struck twice for Syria who resurrected their unlikely dream of reaching the World Cup finals.The 3-1 win over Qatar propelled Syria to third position in Group A and a potential playoff spot as they took advantage of Uzbekistan’s slip-up.The result ended Qatar’s fleeting hopes of qualifying for Russia 2018 and means the tiny Middle East nation will host the 2022 edition without ever having managed to qualify for the World Cup finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

England, Belgium battle for top spot after Germany World Cup shock

first_imgTheir battle in Kaliningrad (1800 GMT kick-off) follows the dramatic exit of Joachim Loew’s 2014 winners, who finished rock bottom of their group after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea, the final humiliation after a campaign that never caught fire.Loew, who led his side to glory against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, refused to be drawn on his future in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s result.Despite a huge scare for Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who needed a late goal from Marcos Rojo to edge through to the knockout phase on Tuesday, all of the tournament’s remaining big guns are through to the last 16 in Russia.There has even been some talk that England might have an easier route at the World Cup if they lose in Kaliningrad.But coach Gareth Southgate said his team are focused on winning, not on plotting a particular route through the knockout stages.“We need to keep winning football matches and we want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad wants to constantly win,” said the manager, who has created a relaxed atmosphere for his young charges.“We’ve not won a knockout game since 2006. Why we would be starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me really.”England impressed in their opening two World Cup games, beating Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd and thumping Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod.Romelu Lukaku is not expected to feature against England after picking up an ankle knock © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVBut in Belgium they face the world’s third-ranked side, and a squad loaded with world-class talent such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.– Kane factor –Captain Harry Kane is the top goalscorer at the World Cup with five goals so far and the Tottenham talisman is likely to start against Belgium.But Southgate did concede he would probably make some changes for a clash that neither side needs to win.Opposite number Roberto Martinez is expected to make wholesale changes to his team, with Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku almost certain to miss out after picking up an ankle knock in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Tunisia.Unlike Southgate, the former Everton and Wigan manager said he was approaching Thursday’s game with one eye firmly on the knockout rounds.“We want to perform well but I think the priority is not to win,” he said.“That’s the reality. We wanted to qualify, we’ve done that. There are players who have been in very demanding games so it’s very important for us to protect and give every player the best opportunity to be in the best condition in the knockout games.”Germany failed to make it past the World Cup group stage © AFP / SAEED KHANIn the other remaining first-round games on Thursday, Japan, Senegal and Colombia are all chasing the two qualification spots in Group H, with Poland out of the picture.Japan, on four points alongside Senegal, take on Poland in Volgograd while the African team play Colombia, who have three points, in Samara.Japan coach Akira Nishino has warned his players against complacency when they meet the already eliminated Poles.After years of struggling to progress to the latter stages, James Rodriguez’s tournament-topping six goals steered Colombia to their best-ever finish of the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago.Jose Pekerman has refused to entertain the prospect of seeing Colombia’s stuttering World Cup campaign end at the first hurdle.“We came here for more, so it wouldn’t be a good result for us not to reach the second round,” Pekerman said.Aliou Cisse’s Senegal will attempt to succeed where the rest of their continental rivals failed, with Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all out.Friday is a rest day in Russia. The last-16 ties start Saturday, with France taking on Argentina in Kazan and Uruguay facing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in Sochi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hungry: England’s Harry Kane is leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEKALININGRAD, Russian Federation, Jun 28 – England and Belgium will battle it out for top spot in their group on Thursday as the remaining teams at the World Cup digest Germany’s astonishing exit from the tournament in Russia.Both sides — packed with Premier League talent — have sailed through Group G, winning their two games and are now in the curious situation of weighing up whether they even want to top the section.last_img read more

Valley’s outlook is bright

first_img The Valley’s population will continue to grow, although at a much slower rate than in the past several years. The forecast calls for a population increase of 15,000 to 16,000 each year from 2006 through 2008 with high housing prices keeping growth in check. Bruce Ackerman, chairman and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance, said the Valley is benefiting from a broad-based economy. “We’re very pleased. Everybody’s waiting for the other shoe to fall and here we’re seeing a very solid recovery,” Ackerman said. The Valley’s biggest employer is the wholesale/retail trade sector and that’s going to have solid growth. The only downside, Ackerman said, is that the hourly pay rates are not as high as in the technology or manufacturing sectors. “It’s good news but it could be better news,” he said. Of the 11 business sectors tracked by CSUN, nine are projected to grow this year. Construction, which accounted for 36,600 jobs last year, should see a 3.2 percent drop this year while manufacturing, which accounted for 74,977 jobs last year, should decline by 0.2 percent this year. Blake also noted that the information technology sector, which includes the entertainment industry, is in for some solid growth of 3.3 percent. That’s partly due to an uptick in local production activity, Blake said. “California and L.A. are finally coming across with some incentives to keep production activity here.” He also points out that the dollar has been dropping in value relative to some foreign currencies and that makes offshore shooting less attractive. Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., agrees with Blake’s assessment that the Valley will have better job growth. Kyser’s outlook calls for county growth rates of 1.3 percent this year and next and 1.5 percent in 2008. Blake’s outlook is for 1.8 percent in 2007 and 1.5 percent in 2008. “What you have is diversity,” Kyser said of the Valley economy. But he thinks that Blake’s 2007 forecast might be a bit aggressive and he disagrees with his film-production assessment. For example, as of Tuesday there were 19 feature films in production around Los Angeles County and one elsewhere in California. By comparison, 35 were in production elsewhere across the country and 19 under way in foreign locals. “It’s not the foreign locations that are a problem; it’s the other states. They keep ramping up the incentives and we don’t have anything to fight back with,” Kyser said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe forecast predicts that over the next two years: Businesses will add more than 10,700 new jobs this year, 12,300 in 2007 and cool slightly to 10,800 in 2008. The outflow of jobs from the Valley’s large manufacturing sector should slow but won’t stop. After losing more than 2,400 jobs in 2004 and nearly 1,900 jobs in 2005, the sector’s losses will slow dramatically to just over 100 in 2006. Manufacturing job losses will continue through 2008 but will be in the hundreds each year. Average wages and salaries for all private-sector employees should grow by 4 percent to 5 percent annually. The outlook also calls for relatively improved rates of total payroll growth through 2008. Retail sales are expected to return to a healthy 2 percent inflation-adjusted growth rate each year through 2008. The Greater San Fernando Valley’s economic future remains bright with job growth continuing through at least 2008 and outperforming the rest of Los Angeles County, according to a forecast to be released today. Last year, Greater Valley businesses from Glendale to Calabasas accounted for 691,441 jobs and the number should grow by 1.6 percent this year, according to the outlook from the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. “The Valley has moved from a recovery mode to a strong and sustainable growth path, with its strength coming from strong performances in the … critical entertainment industry, and impressive growth in its large professional and business sector,” said forecast author Daniel Blake. The forecast will be released today at the San Fernando Valley Economic Summit at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: RORY GALLAGHER – “ULSTER FINAL WILL BE A SERIOUS COLLISION OF TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CLONES: Donegal Daily will be providing an extensive preview of the Ulster SFC final between Donegal and Monaghan over the next week.We will be showing a series of interviews courtesy of Donegal TV in the lead-up to the final on Sunday week.Today’s video features an interview between Donegal manager Rory Gallagher and Charlie Collins. Gallagher is under no illusions as to how difficult the clash will be but says he’s delighted to be in an Ulster final in his first year in charge.Gallagher has had to negotiate his side through a tough terrain of challenges by overcoming Tyrone, Armagh and Derry to reach the decider.Monaghan on the other hand have had an easier passage but Gallagher’s feels the Ulster SFC final will be a clash of two heavyweights.Monaghan defeated Donegal in the decider in 2013, while Donegal avenged that defeat in the Ulster final last year. It makes for an intriguing final with a full house expected at Clones.To watch the interview simply click play on the video above. COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: RORY GALLAGHER – “ULSTER FINAL WILL BE A SERIOUS COLLISION OF TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS was last modified: July 10th, 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:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more