Cook Islands take top spot

first_imgCook Islands position has been helped in part by rivals Tonga and Samoa playing out a 1-1 draw to claim just one of the three available points in their encounter.Following their opener on Monday Cook Islands coach Richard Anderson spoke of his team’s need to show their best selves on the pitch and he says today’s first half was reminiscent of that nervy first match.“I certainly wasn’t elated with the first half,” he says.“But it shows a sign of the boys that at the end of the game they’ve won 3-1 but they’ve all come up to me and apologised. They came here believing in a style of play that we were hoping to show. At the moment we haven’t shown it.“But I have to give them a lot of credit for their second half. We spent the whole of half-time going through what was required and they delivered that.”Cook Islands made a swift start to the game with William Napa and Geosah George showing the finer points of their skill-sets in an effort to take an early advantage. But with American Samoa having shuffled captain Gabriel Taumua into the backline and brought Joe Purcell into the middle they had a strong spine that made things difficult for their opponents.John Ugaitafa was called into action fairly frequently in the first half and his opposite Manaariki Pierre wasn’t without some scares of his own. American Samoa striker Takai Pouli looked threatening on a number of occasions causing trouble behind the backline with his pace.Conroy Tiputoa’s physical presence makes him a threat at the best of times but when he’s in front of goal he can be lethal as American Samoa found out the hard way.A poorly executed goal kick allowed Tiputoa to charge into the penalty area with the ball and tuck it past a helpless Ugaitafa to open the scoring. He followed that up less than five minutes later when he powered a header in, finishing off a perfectly delivered corner from Napa.The two goal advantage didn’t last as long as the Cook Islands were hoping when the ever-present Pouli finished off a brilliant piece of play from American Samoa to keep his side in the game going into the second half.A double change for Cook Islands at half-time gave the side some fresh legs to rely on and for a sustained period they looked like they would do some real damage to American Samoa but for some poor finishing.Some late brilliance from Kimiora Ngametua eventually made the victory clear as he wove his way into position to slot low under Ugaitafa with just a minute remaining before the final whistle.Anderson believes his side has the right mindset to continue their winning ways.“I can’t fault the boys attitude and the courage they’re showing to want to play. At the moment I think the occasion is starting to get to one or two of them, we saw that against Tonga where the first ten minutes were safe.“Today it started to go that way but we managed to avoid it.”American Samoa coach Fred Maiava says his side had chances but just didn’t have the finishing once again.“We had the opportunities but we just couldn’t get them in the goal. We were a little bit off for the first half especially.”In the evening match it was always going to be a physical demanding encounter for both sides with winning essential heading into the final match day on Friday.Samoa wasted no time in taking the advantage as Lotial Mano smashed a shot across the goal and into the back of the net just three minutes into the match.The match became very back-and-forth and at a very high intensity for much of the first half with the teams continuing in pursuit of their objectives. Poor touches plagued both sides which contributed to the constant turning over of possession.Samoa had captain Willie Sauiluma to thank for a lot with the midfielder covering the pitch well, dropping deep to collect and going on some dangerous attacks.To Tonga’s credit, they never put their heads down and continued pressing forward while their own captain Ofa Kite put in an outstanding 90 minutes at the centre of defence.Timote Moleni’s boys were finally rewarded for their persistency in the 73rd minute when Tevita Kau found the back of the net for the equaliser. That goal turned the heat up on Samoa who were in no way happy to take a draw but neither side was able to break down the other as the clock wound down.Moleni says it was a mid-level performance from his side but that wasn’t from a lack of effort.“I’m sort of happy, but as you say a draw is better than losing,” Timote says.“I think it’s like the first game, our main weakness is our finishing. I know the boys are doing their best, but finishing wasn’t good for any of our players.”For Faaiuaso, coming so close to victory and seeing it slip through their fingers late in the piece was disappointing.“I’m very disappointed but it’s a game,” he says.“I want to give credit to Tonga; they performed well through the whole 90 minutes. They really wanted to win, they played well.“There are just a few positive things from my side. The counter-attack was there but we didn’t score goals, and our keeper saved our team so many times so I’m happy with him and his performance tonight.”Cook Islands position has been helped in part by rivals Tonga and Samoa playing out a 1-1 draw to claim just one of the three available points in their encounter.Following their opener on Monday Cook Islands coach Richard Anderson spoke of his team’s need to show their best selves on the pitch and he says today’s first half was reminiscent of that nervy first match.“I certainly wasn’t elated with the first half,” he says.“But it shows a sign of the boys that at the end of the game they’ve won 3-1 but they’ve all come up to me and apologised. They came here believing in a style of play that we were hoping to show. At the moment we haven’t shown it.“But I have to give them a lot of credit for their second half. We spent the whole of half-time going through what was required and they delivered that.”Cook Islands made a swift start to the game with William Napa and Geosah George showing the finer points of their skill-sets in an effort to take an early advantage. But with American Samoa having shuffled captain Gabriel Taumua into the backline and brought Joe Purcell into the middle they had a strong spine that made things difficult for their opponents.John Ugaitafa was called into action fairly frequently in the first half and his opposite Manaariki Pierre wasn’t without some scares of his own. American Samoa striker Takai Pouli looked threatening on a number of occasions causing trouble behind the backline with his pace.Conroy Tiputoa’s physical presence makes him a threat at the best of times but when he’s in front of goal he can be lethal as American Samoa found out the hard way.A poorly executed goal kick allowed Tiputoa to charge into the penalty area with the ball and tuck it past a helpless Ugaitafa to open the scoring. He followed that up less than five minutes later when he powered a header in, finishing off a perfectly delivered corner from Napa.The two goal advantage didn’t last as long as the Cook Islands were hoping when the ever-present Pouli finished off a brilliant piece of play from American Samoa to keep his side in the game going into the second half.A double change for Cook Islands at half-time gave the side some fresh legs to rely on and for a sustained period they looked like they would do some real damage to American Samoa but for some poor finishing.Some late brilliance from Kimiora Ngametua eventually made the victory clear as he wove his way into position to slot low under Ugaitafa with just a minute remaining before the final whistle.Anderson believes his side has the right mindset to continue their winning ways.“I can’t fault the boys attitude and the courage they’re showing to want to play. At the moment I think the occasion is starting to get to one or two of them, we saw that against Tonga where the first ten minutes were safe.“Today it started to go that way but we managed to avoid it.”American Samoa coach Fred Maiava says his side had chances but just didn’t have the finishing once again.“We had the opportunities but we just couldn’t get them in the goal. We were a little bit off for the first half especially.”In the evening match it was always going to be a physical demanding encounter for both sides with winning essential heading into the final match day on Friday.Samoa wasted no time in taking the advantage as Lotial Mano smashed a shot across the goal and into the back of the net just three minutes into the match.The match became very back-and-forth and at a very high intensity for much of the first half with the teams continuing in pursuit of their objectives. Poor touches plagued both sides which contributed to the constant turning over of possession.Samoa had captain Willie Sauiluma to thank for a lot with the midfielder covering the pitch well, dropping deep to collect and going on some dangerous attacks.To Tonga’s credit, they never put their heads down and continued pressing forward while their own captain Ofa Kite put in an outstanding 90 minutes at the centre of defence.Timote Moleni’s boys were finally rewarded for their persistency in the 73rd minute when Tevita Kau found the back of the net for the equaliser. That goal turned the heat up on Samoa who were in no way happy to take a draw but neither side was able to break down the other as the clock wound down.Moleni says it was a mid-level performance from his side but that wasn’t from a lack of effort.“I’m sort of happy, but as you say a draw is better than losing,” Timote says.“I think it’s like the first game, our main weakness is our finishing. I know the boys are doing their best, but finishing wasn’t good for any of our players.”For Faaiuaso, coming so close to victory and seeing it slip through their fingers late in the piece was disappointing.“I’m very disappointed but it’s a game,” he says.“I want to give credit to Tonga; they performed well through the whole 90 minutes. They really wanted to win, they played well.“There are just a few positive things from my side. The counter-attack was there but we didn’t score goals, and our keeper saved our team so many times so I’m happy with him and his performance tonight.”last_img read more

Guardiola: “This Madrid is different, it is much more aggressive”

first_imgPep Guardiola appeared before the media in the preliminary round of the round of 16 that Manchester City will play this Wednesday against Real Madrid (9:00 pm). The coach analyzed the tie.The visit of a Zidane in formation: “The honor was ours to come with other colleagues of the French Football Federation. We had talks and it was very good. At that time I started training, but especially for the player who had been, one of the greatest of all the times. It was an honor to visit us. Then he has done what he has felt and has not gone wrong. “Bernabeu: “It is a pleasure to return to this field, one of the biggest where I won and lost. Playing the Champions in this field, as in other great fields, is an honor and enjoy. There is no other. It’s very good”.Is Sterling 100 percent ready?: “Sterling is ready. His physical condition is incredible. I could have played the previous game, the doctor said we were careful because it was not yet a moment because those muscle aches take a long time to heal, but now he is ready. ”Do you want your players to feel that it is the last chance to win the Champions League? “Of course not, they will have more opportunities. It is a great opportunity. We know the challenge we face. When you are going to die there are no more opportunities, but when you are alive you do not know what will happen. We have prepared both games. Be ourselves and play a great game. There is no special motivation. The desire to win has to be there, it’s one more game. ”His last confrontation with Madrid: “I remember 0-4 in Munich, but I remember from the Bernabéu that we played a good game, especially in the first part, but they came once and Benzema scored. It was pretty even, I would say. Madrid is now quite different from when I played or when I trained before, it is much more aggressive, press forward. It is a thing that they didn’t have so much before. The game still has it, plays very well. We will try to harm them at the points where we can. ”Hazard’s discharge: “I know very badly that I am not there. I had the honor of enjoying it in part and suffering in England. When you see it near you say “Wow, which player!” He was convinced that Madrid had made a stratospheric signings, but unfortunately he has stopped due to injuries. I wish it were. Wishing you a speedy recovery, of course. I am convinced that the Bernabéu will enjoy it. ” Club irregularities: “For a long time it was suspected of us, but what I said is that we have the right to appeal. I trust the people in my club, they have given me explanations, they have taught me the tests and we will appeal. We are optimistic that finally, if we deserve it, we can be in the Chamions because we have earned it in the field. If not, we will accept it and continue with the people you want to follow. We already resorted to another ruling as a club, we will see what happens in the TAS ”.The influence of luck: “You have to play well, that first. You have to be strong, have quality and, yes, be lucky. At a certain moment you have to be lucky and control what we can, then we’ll see. In this competition we have seen it. Hopefully football is fair for both sides, I don’t like to win if it’s not fair. ”Müller’s words about his method: “I have the obligation to know as much as possible about my rival. I haven’t played with Madrid for five years and I have an obligation to prepare it. They can never say that I have not prepared a match. ”Zidane considers him the best: “I want to thank you for your words and I don’t want to contradict you, but I am not. I have never pretended to be the best in my profession, I have never understood who is the best when the artists are the soccer players. Not when I started did I think about trying to be. When you win you have more praise and when you lose they value you less. What Zidane has done in Europe is not going to be repeated, or it will be very difficult. Winning three Champions in a row in this football demonstrates the greatness of this team, of this club. I have not been here, but I imagine that those who are know the weight of their history. The player who comes here knows that not winning the Champions League is almost, almost a great failure. That shows that in this competition there is no one better than them and it is a great challenge for us. We are convinced that we want to play against them, to see if we can live up to this competition. ”His best and his worst memory at the Bernabéu: “As a player, I played here many times. I have good memories, but to have won the first League, not here itself, but the League. I remember many moments, but it is not more special than other parties and other stadiums. ”last_img read more

Hodge, Tonge put Hurricanes in control

first_img Unbeaten NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC): Embattled Leeward Islands Hurricanes pivoted on Montcin Hodge’s maiden first- class century to flourish against leaders Guyana Jaguars on the second day of their ninth- round game in the Regional four-day championship yesterday. Unbeaten on 74 overnight, the right-handed Hodge ended on a superb unbeaten 149 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 237 for three, were eventually dismissed for 430 on the stroke of tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Hurricanes were rocking on 298 for seven before lunch, but Hodge anchored two great stands to see the hosts to their eventual total. He put on 40 for the eighth wicket with Jeremiah Louis (18) before adding a superb 91 for the ninth wicket with Gavin Tonge, whose entertaining 59 required a mere 63 deliveries, and contained six fours and three sixes. Jaguars then slumped to 61 for three at the close, still 369 runs behind heading into day three of the contest. Left-hander Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 20 at the close and was partnered by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on two. Hurricanes made early inroads into the Jaguars innings when fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, the Under-19 World Cup star, had Test opener Rajindra Chandrika caught at the wicket in the second over for four with the score on six for one. AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, TRINIDAD: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 396 all out, were 111 for three in their first innings at the close on the second day. Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66). RED FORCE 111 for three (Kyle Hope 61 not out).last_img read more

Region 1 leptospirosis outbreak – Matthews Ridge Hospital resumes operations

first_img…no new cases reportedSome of the sick workers being transported to the Georgetown Public HospitalThere have been no new reported cases of leptospirosis in Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini), following the initial cases last week.Guyana Times was informed that the Matthews Ridge Hospital was sanitised and operations resumed, even as the medical team that was discharged to the area, continues to assess other miners who were working in the mining tunnel where several workers fell ill.This publication was reliably informed that the team comprising of about 15 persons is operating out of the compound of Manganese Company Inc (GMI) and are carrying out health checks on the other miners even as the operations of the company remain at a halt.Meanwhile, the patients that were air-dashed to the city over the weekend are receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they remain in an isolated area.Health Minister Volda Lawrence had confirmed on Tuesday that 200 mining employees are being assessed for leptospirosis after several workers of GMI fell ill and one died.The Minister noted that several tests were done on the miners and samples will be sent to the Caribbean Reference Laboratory, in St Vincent and the Grenadines, for further evaluation.On Saturday last, a medical team from the Mabaruma Hospital was deployed to Matthews Ridge. Eight persons were air-dashed to the city after one died.The symptoms the men exhibited were pain, fever, headache and respiratory distress.Meanwhile on Monday, six more miners from Matthews Ridge were flown out to the city with similar symptoms.During the interview on Tuesday, Lawrence noted that there were no reports of any new cases at health centres in any neighbouring villages. As such, she said there was no suspected connection to the Venezuela border situation, since only the miners who were working at a particular tunnel have been affected thus far.The manganese mining company has been instructed to halt further exploration until the Public Health Ministry and a team from the Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Social Protection Ministry advise further on the matter.While the specialists continue to work on the patients admitted on Saturday, results have shown that two patients tested positive for leptospirosis, which is known to be spread through direct contact with rat urine or faeces.last_img read more

West Moberly First Nations concludes Supreme Court hearing

first_img[asset|aid=2484|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a456615cd946ddd4ff75ae9c0e6f7855-Roland 1_1_Pub.mp3]In October, First Coal President and CEO, Doug Smith, said the company has established a ‘caribou mitigation and monitoring plan’ with their biologist consultants. But Roland says the company cannot mitigate the extinction of a species.The judicial court proceedings started on Monday this week, and will be completed on Thursday.Willson says he feels confident the West Moberly First Nation have made a good argument. The judge could make a decision at any time, but is expected to return with a ruling in a month or two.Advertisement By Christine RumleskieThe West Moberly First Nation has wrapped up its final day in B.C. Supreme Court.Members of the first nation have been in Victoria since Monday, taking part in a judicial review on the Province’s decision to allow development in caribou habitat.- Advertisement -Chief Roland Willson discussed the situation during a courtroom break on Thursday.Willson says the debate started when the Province granted mining permits to Vancouver-based First Coal. He says the company is now legally allowed to extract bulk samples, in the heart of the Treaty 8 land – an area that is home to the last 11 Burnt Pine Caribou.He says the decision is violating the First Nations treaty rights.Advertisement [asset|aid=2485|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a456615cd946ddd4ff75ae9c0e6f7855-Roland 2_1_Pub.mp3]The West Moberly First Nation has a population of around 190 people, and is located approximately 90km southwest of Fort St. John.last_img read more

Big spending Wazito rope in ex Gor duo

first_imgThe Burundian international picked up a tendon injury towards the end of the 2017 season that saw him require surgery and consequently put him out for a long period of time.Having found Philemon Otieno rooted at the right back slot, Nizigiyimana played sparingly and ended up moving to Uganda where he played in Vipers’ run to second spot in the league.“I feel happy to be back here because Kenya is like home for me. I am glad to join Wazito which is a new challenge and I hope to work hard and get back on top. I want to be back to the Karim that the Gor Mahia fans knew way back and I am confident I will,” Nizigiyimana stated.Former Gor Mahia defender Karim Nizigiyimana has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoThe return of the two will be a nostalgic picture for the yester years when the two who arrived in Gor at the start of the 2015 season. Their speed and accurate crossing from either wing was a nightmare for most defenders.Their form led to Gor finishing the 2015 season unbeaten under Frank Nuttall with the two contributing highly to Michael Olunga’s run up to the top scorer’s gong.Meanwhile, also joining the club is striker Elvis Rupia who returns to the country after an unsuccessful stint in the Zambian league with giants Power Dynamos.Rupia left the country in the middle of the 2018 season to join Dynamos having scored 15 goals in 22 league matches for Nzoia, but his sojourn to Central Africa was not a happy one as he ended up spending more time on the sidelines.He hopes to rediscover his form that once made him one of the most sought after strikers in the country.Former Nzoia Sugar striker Elvis Rupia has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoWazito have been building up a new team with huge funding from their billionaire owner Ricardro Badoer and among the players who have come in so far include Piston Mutamba and Mike Oduor from Sofapaka, Bernard Ochieng from Vihiga, Derrick Otanga from Sony Sugar as well as youngsters Joshua Nyatini and Bixente Otieno.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Gor Mahia defender Abouba Sibomana has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC has continued their overall makeover with their latest acquisition being ex Gor Mahia wingbacks Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana as well as former Nzoia Sugar hitman Elvis Rupia.While Sibomana left Gor two seasons ago to return to his native Rwanda after two successful seasons, Nizigiyimana left for Ugandan side Vipers SC at the close of the 2018 season after failing to land back his starting role following a long stint with injury.last_img read more

Young QBs shine bright this season

first_imgNFL: Current crop of stars will be joined by new faces. By Paul Gutierrez THE SACRAMENTO BEE They always come in waves. Say hello to the NFL’s latest young guns: the Washington Redskins’ Jason Campbell, the Denver Broncos’ Jay Cutler, the Minnesota Vikings’ Tarvaris Jackson, the Arizona Cardinals’ Matt Leinart, the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, the Houston Texans’ Matt Schaub and the Tennessee Titans’ Vince Young. And that’s not counting such established-yet-relative-youngsters as the Cincinnati Bengals’ Carson Palmer, who is in his fifth season, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, who already has won a Super Bowl, and the Chicago Bears’ exasperating Rex Grossman of the reigning NFC champs. Then there are such up-and-comers as 49ers third-year pro Alex Smith, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, Buffalo’s J.P. Losman, the Bills’ first first-round quarterback selection since Kelly, and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ David Garrard, who is in his sixth season and unseated Byron Leftwich. Waiting for a chance are guys like Aaron Rodgers, who might be turning blue in the face waiting for Favre to retire, and rookies Brady Quinn in Cleveland and JaMarcus Russell – whenever this year’s No. 1 pick comes to terms with the Raiders. Perhaps not since the days of the Super Bowl itself being longer than the pregame show has the NFL been so loaded with young, exciting and potential-laden stars under center. But is it simply a cyclical thing, or is this crop of quarterbacks sure to outshine previous generations? Remember, 10 years ago this week, Sports Illustrated proclaimed the then-AFC Central as the NFL’s hippest division with such stud quarterbacks as the Steelers’ Kordell Stewart, the Oilers’ Steve McNair, the Jaguars’ Mark Brunell, the Bengals’ Jeff Blake and the Ravens’ Vinny Testaverde. There was not a single Hall of Famer among them. “Three things are happening,” Raiders senior administrator Artie Gigantino said. “Colleges are doing a better job of preparing guys. The option (offense) is out; nobody really runs the option anymore, so with the style of offenses that are out there, guys are coming into the league better prepared.” The rise of offseason organized team activities also is a factor and helps more than sending a player to the now-defunct NFL Europa, Gigantino said. “And third, guys are staying healthier,” Gigantino added. “Look at Manning and Brady. Those guys don’t miss a game. One thing you have to notice is you can’t win in the last 10 years without a great quarterback. Sure, Baltimore won it on the strength of their defense, but Trent Dilfer was more than efficient.” Jim Hostler, the 49ers’ offensive coordinator who is in his eighth NFL season, said the rise of so many young quarterbacks is typical, what with coaches turning over so rapidly. “When coaches turn over faster, players turn over faster,” Hostler said. “And the first player a new coach wants to change is the quarterback. You don’t have a lot of stability.” Which could explain the flameouts of recent first-round busts Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch. Don Yee, Brady’s agent, was pragmatic when asked about so many young starting quarterbacks across the league and saw “nothing unusual” in the trend. “There’s a difference between getting an opportunity to play and actually being good,” Yee said. “The myth in the NFL, at least in my view, is the best player plays.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since the NFL’s merger in 1970, you could not mention Bart Starr without throwing in Len Dawson, a dash of Joe Namath and a hint of Johnny Unitas. What would Fran Tarkenton have been without Bob Griese, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts? And, of course, besides stonewashed jeans, big hair and the outstanding music of the 1980s, you had Joe Montana, John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly in the “Me Decade,” with Warren Moon serving as a bridge to Troy Aikman and Steve Young in the ’90s. These days, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the Canton-bound standard bearers, even as it seems Brett Favre, entering his 17th season in Green Bay, took over under center from Starr. Yet there is something of a chill in the air on the eve of the 2007 NFL season, a seeming changing of the guard when it comes to the game’s glamour position. Consider: Fifteen of the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks are in their fifth season or fewer in the league, the equivalent of being a redshirt senior in college. And really, isn’t that when a signal caller is supposed to peak in that environment? Plus, of those 15, seven will start their teams’ season openers for the first time. last_img read more

Steve McClaren confident Newcastle can complete two key January transfer deals

first_img1 Steve McClaren Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is hoping for a much-needed double transfer breakthrough as he attempts to drag the club out of yet another worrying tailspin.It is understood Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet was on Tyneside on Monday to discuss a potential move, while the Magpies are also understood to have formalised their long-held interest in Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey.Senegal international Saivet, 25, has spent much of his career playing as a winger but has occupied a central role for his club this season and could cost in excess of £4million.Shelvey, who was coveted by former boss Alan Pardew during his time at St James’ Park, appears to be heading out of Swansea after losing his place under first Garry Monk and then new boss Alan Curtis.He was reportedly involved in a row with a Swans fan following the club’s 3-2 FA Cup third round defeat by League Two Oxford on Sunday.Shelvey has been linked with a £10million switch to Newcastle as the club attempts to end a run of four consecutive 1-0 defeats and ease itself out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with home games against Manchester United on Tuesday evening and West Ham at the weekend.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations Manager

first_imgJob Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations ManagerMantis Cranes Ireland Ltd and McMenamin Engineering Ltd are based in the Finn Valley area.The companies are family-owned businesses with over 30 years’ experience in equipment manufacturing, plant hire and sales and structural steel fabrication within Ireland and further afield. As part of the development of the organisation, we are now creating and recruiting for the position of Operations Manager based in our facility in Lismulladuff, Killygordon, Co Donegal.As the Operations Manager, you will be tasked with overseeing the management of day to day activities of the organisations in line with the Directors expectations.The main responsibilities of the position will include:Manage and oversee the day to day activities within both organisationsSupport department heads to deliver on the company’s expectationsPlan and manage change within the companyPromote new or alternative methods of efficienciesResponsible for health and safety complianceMinimum Qualifications required for this position: Third level degree in an Engineering or Construction disciplineThree years post qualification experience at management level with a minimum of two years’ experience from within a manufacturing/engineering environmentGood communication and negotiation skills and the ability to obtain pre-determined resultsDemonstrating a good mechanical aptitude with strong technical and IT SkillsA competitive salary will be offered in line with the candidate’s qualifications.All applications should be sent by email to jobs@mantiscranes.ie by Friday 10th May 2019.Job Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations Manager was last modified: April 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:jobsMantis Cranes Ireland Ltdlast_img read more

Echo of Kon-Tiki sets sail into Pacific

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Norwegian team that includes Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson paddled Friday into the Pacific Ocean to repeat the famed adventurer’s journey aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki. “My personal motivation is to have a great adventure,” 28-year-old Olav Heyerdahl told The Associated Press before he and five shipmates embarked for the trip across the Pacific on the balsa raft Tangaroa – named for the Polynesian god of the ocean. In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and his team sailed their primitive raft 5,000 miles from Peru to Polynesia in 101 days to support Heyerdahl’s theory that the South Sea Islands were settled by ancient mariners from South America. Heyerdahl, who died in 2002 at age 87, documented his voyage in the best-selling book “Kon-Tiki” and in an Oscar-winning documentary film. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe new 56-foot vessel, built on a dry-dock in Lima’s port of Callao, is larger than the Kon-Tiki, with eight crossbeams lashed to 11 balsa logs from Ecuador and covered by a bamboo deck. Atop a hardwood cabin, the crew fitted a thatched-reed roof made by Aymara Indians from Lake Titicaca. The Kon-Tiki carried only the most basic equipment, even by 1947 standards. But the Tangaroa features abundant modern technology, including solar panels to generate electricity and satellite navigation and communications gear. Olav Heyerdahl said during the journey they planned to constantly update the Web page for the expedition – an $800,000 venture backed by the Norwegian Environment Ministry, private businesses and his grandfather’s hometown of Larvik, Norway.last_img read more