Club bosses happy with new U-13 selection process

first_img SOME IMPROVEMENT “We want them to qualify much like the seniors … this year, we had eight teams from the parishes and it’s an improvement, but it’s not there yet,” Jureidini added. Speid believes they can win this and other international youth tournaments, like the Under-15 Cayman Airways International Youth Cup, which both clubs are currently participating in. “I participated in the Cayman Under-15 and won. We didn’t get proper representation the two years Harbour View went (CONCACAF Under-13). They weren’t good enough. If the best team had gone they would have done much better,” he added. Meanwhile Jureidini says getting up to standard and competing consistently should be the objective. “Winning these tournaments is irrelevant. While winning is good, it is not the most important thing. It’s proper development, proper exposure and doing the right thing,” he said. Since its inception three years ago, the CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League has generated a great deal of interest among local clubs, but most have been unhappy with the process used to select representatives for the tournament. The staging of a qualifying tournament this year to select the country’s representatives has been hailed as a massive improvement by Harbour View’s general manager Clyde Jureidini and Cavalier’s technical director Rudolph Speid, but both insist that it still needs improving. Cavalier won the KSAFA Under-13 title in 2014 and 2015 and Speid was unhappy that Harbour View got the CONCACAF nod both years, but he’s now pleased that an attempt is being made to select the best team. “I was winning the league and they never chose my team. Now they have a play-off. But before, they just chose Harbour View for two years … and Harbour View came last and I won,” he said. “But it’s better … at least they chose eight teams … this process is really an upgrade,” he added.. Jurideini also welcomes the new format. He, however, was quick to explain his club got the first two invitations. “The two years we were selected randomly, they wanted teams or combination of teams that have done well historically or were doing well, but neither process is perfect,” he explained. However, discussions with participating clubs and local interests led to the implementation of a qualifying tournament.last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN SHOWS HE IS THE ‘MODERN’ MAN!

first_imgBernard Gallagher owner of CBM signs – conducts business – while holding his baby daughter Clodagh.Donegal businessman Bernard Gallagher has shown he is the quintessential ‘modern’ man by taking to fatherhood like a duck to water!His wife Emma gave birth to their beautiful baby girl Clodagh on Tuesday morning.Bernard owns and runs the hugely successful CBM Signs company – which is located on the Port Road, Letterkenny. Christmas is a busy time for all businesses and it is a particularly busy time of year for CBM signs.However, the Termon entrepreneur knows the show must go on, and has already shown his ‘multi-tasking’ skills from the photo above.Which shows he can do both jobs with ease!Who said men can’t ‘multi-task?  DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN SHOWS HE IS THE ‘MODERN’ MAN! was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Another pill to help smokers be quitters

first_imgWASHINGTON – A tablet shown to help more than one in five smokers quit on Thursday joined the limited number of effective stop-smoking drugs approved by federal regulators. When varenicline goes on sale later this year, it will become the first new prescription drug for smoking cessation approved by the Food and Drug Administration in nearly a decade and only the second stop-smoking drug that is nicotine-free, according to Pfizer Inc. The New York company plans to market the twice-daily tablet, intended for adults only, as Chantix. “It’s a welcome new addition. It’s like with cancer or heart disease or high blood pressure or diabetes: The more effective treatments you have, the better off patients are,” said Dr. Steven Schroeder, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who is active in smoking cessation efforts. 160Want 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 quarterfinalsVarenicline works in two ways, by cutting the pleasure of smoking and reducing the withdrawal symptoms that lead smokers to light up over and over again. Most other stop-smoking drugs are various nicotine-replacement therapies, sold by prescription and over the counter in gum, patch, lozenge, nasal spray or inhaler form. In 1997, the FDA approved bupropion, an antidepressant already sold as Wellbutrin but rebranded as Zyban, an anti-smoking drug.last_img read more