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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2020

Upset Arnett Gardens players held to draw

first_img “Some players were given the opportunity to leave or take a salary cut. We have a squad of 40 players with about seventy-five percent of the squad on contract,” he also disclosed. “We are trying to have a meeting with the players before the end of the week to explain the new situation moving forward. Now, we are looking at a budget of between $1.3 to $1.4 million in salaries. The PLCA gives each club $300,000 monthly, but we have to find creative ways to meet our budget,” Roberts explained. He also said the entire board was still in place, but there had been changes to the security arrangement. “We have a change in the security as we need stricter gate control. We had also planned to play the game against Tivoli under lights, but because it was a planned television game, the 3 p.m. start time could not be changed,” he further said. On the field, veteran Tivoli goalkeeper Edsel ‘Robbie’ Scott was forced into a number of spectacular saves as his nine-man team held the hosts in a hotly contested match. Scott’s heroics were the highlight of the game and he was duly awarded the Man of the Match. Tivoli lost their captain and central defender Romaine Breakenridge, who received a red card in the 31st minute for violent conduct after hitting Arnett’s striker Damari ‘Hustler’ Deacon in an off-the-ball incident. Mitchily Waul was then given his marching orders after yellow cards in the 42nd and 52nd minutes. However, Arnett failed to capitalise on their two-man advantage. Among Scott’s saves was a penalty kick taken by Arnett’s substitute Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm in the 81st minute. He also denied Deacon early in the game. Humble Lion 3 Maverley-Hughenden 0 Portmore United1 Waterhouse 0 Montego Bay United 1 UWI FC 0 FC Reno 4 Boys’ Town 0 Arnett Gardens 0 Tivoli Gardens 0 Harbour View 3 Jamalco 0 Upset by a salary dispute brought on by a restructuring exercise at their club, Arnett Gardens’ players stayed away from training for three days last week ahead of yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League clash against rivals Tivoli Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. All things considered, the 0-0 scoreline – despite coming against nine men – can hardly be considered a negative with reports that the players were at one point considering to not show up for the fixture. This after the club’s hierarchy decided early last week to cut the squad size and chop the salaries of players as well as members of the technical staff. President of Arnett Gardens FC Patrick Roberts said that because sponsors withdrew their support, the club was faced with a situation that required these decisions. “Following a meeting of the club’s executive body last month, a decision was taken to cut salaries. Our budget was between $1.7 million to $2 million previously on a monthly basis,” Roberts told The Gleaner after yesterday’s match. “We looked at our situation, which is not unique because of the economical crisis. What happened is that the chairman met with the other executive members last month to look at downsizing. We still tried to come up with the additional funds, but that did not happen. NEW SITUATION Yesterday’s resultslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2020

Organisers planning for bigger McKenley-Wint Classic

first_img COMPETITIONS The meet will see competitions in the 100, 110, 400 and 1500, 100, and 400 metres, the long jump, high jump, discus, and shot put in the Boys and Girls’ Championships class categories. Four competitors per school is the maximum allowed entry size for track events, with three being the maximum for field events. In addition, schools are being asked to bring their own throwing implements, which will be weighed to ensure they meet the requirement specifications. Also on the agenda for the meet are Olympic Development 400- and 800-metre races for both men and women. The meet is scheduled to start at 8.30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. – H.L. After a successful first staging of the McKenley-Wint Classic last year, organisers are planning for growth when the meet is contested for the second time at Calabar High School on January 21. Accordingly, plans are in place to accommodate more patrons this time around. Central to these plans is the erection of a temporary stand beside the track. This was revealed by organising committee member Lincoln Eatmon at the launch of the meet at the offices of the Jamaica Baptist Union yesterday. Speaking just after the launch, Eatmon indicated that the temporary stand would be on the back straight side of the track and would add seating to that provided last year on the finish straight side. “We’re going to have stands on both sides of the track so that spectators will be able to sit,” he said. Last year, reported Eatmon, the meet saw more than 2,000 patrons. “This year, we expect much larger than that,” he projected.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2020

BC Liberal Nomination Meeting Rescheduled For May 14th

first_imgFriday, May 13th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pmFort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman, and fellow Fort St. John Coun. Dan Davies are both vying for the nomination, and are set to deliver their final speeches in the Sterling Room at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre on Saturday, May 14th between 10:00 and 10:15 am.Voting closes at 2:00 PM the same day, with the final results to be announced on the BC Liberal Party Twitter and Facebook pages once the votes are tallied. Mayor Lori Ackerman. Photo by Montana Cumming Mayor Lori Ackerman. Photo by Montana Cumming Peace River North MLA Dan Davies during his announcement to seek the BC Liberal party nomination in March, 2016. Photo by Montana Cumming Peace River North MLA Dan Davies during his announcement to seek the BC Liberal party nomination in March, 2016. Photo by Montana Cumming FORT ST. JOHN – After the Peace River North nomination meeting scheduled for last Saturday was postponed, the BC Liberal Party has announced a revised schedule.The nomination to succeed outgoing Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm was originally scheduled for May 8th, but was postponed due to an escalation of the wildfire situation in the region.Extended voting opportunities will take place:- Advertisement -In Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, located at 11308 Alaska Rd. in the following rooms:Thursday, May 12th (Breakfast Room) from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pmFriday, May 13th (Kenny Room) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pmSaturday, May 14th (Sterling Room) from 10:15*am to 2:00 pmIn Fort Nelson at the Woodlands Inn in the Spruce Room, located 3995 50 Ave S.Thursday, May 12th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pmFriday, May 13th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pmIn Hudson’s Hope at the Pearkes Centre in Room 102, located at 10801 Dudley Dr.Advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 29, 2019

Gareth Southgate REJECTS offer to succeed Hodgson as England manager – reports

first_imgGareth Southgate has rejected the opportunity to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager, according to reports.The 45-year-old has been touted as an ‘obvious’ successor to Hodgson following the veteran’s resignation from his post, but Southgate has no plans to leave his current role in charge of the Under-21s and taint his career with the senior job.He would have not been the most inspiring option, and few fans have lobbied for the former Middlesbrough boss to be hired given his struggles at club level, even though he has somewhat impressed at youth level with the Three Lions.Despite crashing out of the 2015 Under-21 European Championship as the last placed team in Group B, he led his team on a successful campaign at the Toulon Tournament, beating hosts France 2-1 in the final.Southgate won 57 caps for the Three Lions as a player, but he reportedly wants to remain with the Under-21s, before taking on a club job to further his career. 1 Gareth Southgate is set to remain as England Under-21 manager last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 25, 2019

TG4 TO SHOW GLENSWILLY’S ULSTER GLORY BID LIVE

first_imgTG4 will have live coverage of this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Club Championship final between Donegal champions Donegal and Derry champions Ballinderry.Coverage of the game at Healy Park, Omagh, begins at 1.30pm with throw-in at 3pm.Up to 10,000 fans are expected at the Tyrone venue for the clash. Glenswilly go into the game as underdogs against the south Derry side.Fans travelling to the match on Sunday are being warned by both Gardaí and the PSNI to leave plenty of time to get to Healy Park. TG4 TO SHOW GLENSWILLY’S ULSTER GLORY BID LIVE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 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:BallinderryglenswillyTG4last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 25, 2019

NASCAR must set example

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Instead of saying next time, NASCAR should have set an example after the race of sitting down drivers who deliberately act in this manner. There was no question in either case. NASCAR can have high television ratings without giving up its integrity. They must have changed the water in Glendora. For the second time in three weeks, the NHRA has made a good call. The drag racing sanctioning body postponed its Powerade Drag Racing Series event this weekend in Ennis, Texas, moving it to Oct. 6-8 because of the threat of Hurricane Rita. With Texans being urged to move inland as the storm approaches, the last thing anybody wanted was bunch of out-of-towners flying in for drag racing. Rumors that California Speedway officials want to throw drag racers out is simply untrue and unfounded. It’s a matter of doing business. The top priority for the speedway is its NASCAR events, which draw nearly 250,000 fans in six days. As such, the track has made a proposal to the International Speedway Corporation board of directors seeking enhancements of the grandstands. What NASCAR needs is the D word (discipline). Last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire featured two drivers using their wrecked cars as battering rams. One was successful, another missed but did connect with his helmet. NASCAR’s reaction was to issue fines for money and points. If this had been any of the stick and ball sports, Kasey Kahne and Robby Gordon would have been suspended if not hauled off to jail. NASCAR doesn’t have a drug problem, just anger management. Getting out some strong opinions on current situations: NASCAR doesn’t like the R word (redneck), and with good reason. It’s not flattering and conjures images of the early days of stock car racing. These days, it’s a billion dollar business with Fortune 500 companies willing to spend money for a company logo on the rear quarter panel, A post, hood or trunk. NASCAR has become part of the mainstream sports world. center_img The plan is an internal ISC matter, but if track management is concerned that it might impact the drag strip, you can assume the project is substantial. Track manager Dave Danish and facilities director Andrew Lund did a tremendous job of turning the main parking lot into a quarter-mile strip capable of handling a 261 mph pass in two weeks’ time. Tearing down the track strip eased the parking situation during the Labor Day Sunday race, making for a smooth entry into the track. Track president Gillian Zucker has taken a cautious approach. Until she is informed of the board decision, she has opted not to schedule events for 2006. It’s much better to add than to subtract. Louis Brewster covers motor sports for. His notebook appears on Thursday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or louis.brewster@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 24, 2019

DOHERTY TELLS TAOISEACH: ‘TIME TO STOP STALLING ON BANK INQUIRY’

first_imgSinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government must stop stalling on the Banking Inquiry and lay out its plans this week.The Deputy has written to An Taoiseach today urging him not to kick the Inquiry into the long grass.Deputy Doherty told Donegal Daily: “The Oireachtas has passed the legislation to allow for a banking inquiry. Earlier this summer the country was rocked by the details of the Anglo tapes which only emerged some five years after the banking crisis. “The time has come for the government to invite all parties to sit down and hammer out the terms of references for the inquiry.“It is clear that there is no excuse for delays and that the government must meet with the parties and lay out its plans. There is an overwhelming public interest in moving swiftly and setting up an inquiry which will get to the truth as quickly as possible. Sinn Fein wants to see that process underway immediately.“There are many current and former members of the Dáil who have more information than they have disclosed regarding the events around the banking guarantee. All such information needs to be put in the public domain.“For these reasons I have today written to An Taoiseach urging him to proceed without delay in calling the parties together so we can move forward on this inquiry which the public are not prepared to see kicked into the long grass.”  DOHERTY TELLS TAOISEACH: ‘TIME TO STOP STALLING ON BANK INQUIRY’ was last modified: August 29th, 2013 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:banking crisisDOHERTY TELLS TAOISEACH: ‘TIME TO STOP STALLING ON BANK INQUIRY’donegal daily newsPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 21, 2019

Austin will plead with QPR to reduce asking price, report claims

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR and Chelsea…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that the striker wants QPR to reduce their asking price for him.Rangers, who want £15m, have received no offers for Austin despite numerous reports of both bids and strong interest from several clubs, including Chelsea, Newcastle, Southampton, West Ham, Liverpool and Crystal Palace.Austin will plead with the club to change their price if he is unable to secure a move soon, the Telegraph say.Austin is keen to secure a move following QPR’s relegationWest Ham have launched a bid to sign Mohamed Salah from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.There has been much speculation about Salah’s future since the end of last season, which he ended on loan at Fiorentina, who are keen to keep him.Several other clubs have been linked with the Egyptian, including Tottenham, Inter Milan and Juventus.And the Mirror reports that West Ham want to take Salah, 23, on loan with a view to a permanent move.There continues to be speculation about Salah’s long-term futureFollowing reports in the Italian media, the Daily Mail say Chelsea have discussed a £10.7m bid for Augsburg’s Ghana left-back Baba Rahman, who is said to be a target for Juventus.Meanwhile, Oscar continues to be linked with a possible move to Juve.The Mirror say he could offloaded by Chelsea in exchange for Paul Pogba, who has been consistently linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.And the Daily Star say Atletico Madrid will  snub a cash plus-player-offer from the Blues for Antoine Griezmann.Chelsea, it is claimed, are willing to give Atletico either Salah or Filipe Luis for the forward, who is apparently rated at £43m.Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday that Chelsea could offer Salah as part of a swap deal for Griezmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2019

Seth Brown shines in Coliseum debut, as A’s top Los Angeles Angels

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.OAKLAND — Seth Brown’s second week in the major leagues started off as well as his first.Making his Coliseum debut, Brown had two RBI triples — including one in the sixth inning that scored the go-ahead run — to help the A’s overcome some shaky moments from pitchers Mike Fiers and Blake Treinen and earn a 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.With the game tied 5-5, Brown tripled to right off Angels …last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2019

The hope of a second wind

first_imgPam Green of Second Chances believes that true change is possible if everyone plays a part in improving the lives of their fellow citizens. (Images: Second Chances)A complicated break-up left Pam Green destitute, but she managed to overcome adversity with the help of close friends who lent her their support.Following her personal triumph, Green took it upon herself to help other people going through similar struggles who had also been left without a home or a means to provide for themselves.Shortly after making this decision, she founded Second Chances, an initiative aimed at creating social upliftment and embracing ubuntu, the spirit of helping your fellow citizen, through social media.“I have always felt the desire to help,” Green told Independent Online.“In my school days I used to go a couple of times a week and volunteer at orphanages in the afternoons. I started actively initiating projects and getting more involved… It is very important to pay it forward and always remember where you come from.”THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIASocial media has fast become a powerful tool for companies and organisations to get their names into the public eye and drive their business.It is no surprise then that Second Chances tapped into this potential to help drive social upliftment and get South African citizens to play an active role in improving the lives of the less fortunate.The organisation makes use of social media to bring pressing issues such as unemployment, poverty and substance abuse to the attention of people who are in a position to help. In this way, it acts as a link between the source of help and where the help is needed.GET INVOLVEDIf you would like to play a part in this online initiative that is changing people’s lives one tweet at a time, visit its get involved page for more details.To see some of the great work Second Chances is doing, visit its Facebook page.“I’m so grateful to those who now follow the work that I do, who support the work that I do and get involved,” Green said.“But most importantly (I am grateful) to the people who trust me enough to get involved in their lives.”Watch Green pay it forward:PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more