Pay dispute is now behind us – Waite

first_imgCoach of Arnett Gardens Jerome Waite says that a recent dispute surrounding a cut to his players’ salary by the club’s management is now behind them.This follows his team’s exciting 5-3 victory over the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday in a match played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town.Arnett’s players and technical staff had a salary cut last October that many believe had a direct impact on the team’s struggles at that point. Things seemed to have indeed taken a turn for the better with the Junglists starting the year on the best possible note.The hosts raced to a 5-0 lead courtesy of goals from veteran striker Leon Strickland in the 7th minute, Lennox Russell (28th), Newton Sterling (30th), captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson (41st) and Marvin Morgan Jnr. (57th).TOO LATEUWI finally arrived to the party in the last half and hour of the game, scoring three times in the final 30 minutes with substitutes Patrick Brown (60th), and Kemar Daley (62nd) as well as Davion Garrison (89th) bulging the Arnett net. However, it was too little too late for the University team.Addressing the salary situation, Waite shared that things remained as they were as far as the cuts are concerned, but credited his players for their approach and focus.”It is as it was. We just have to focus on the team and forget about what happened,” Waite said.”The training went well during the week leading up to the game. We scored four goals in the first half, but in the last 20 minutes gave up three goals, so the fitness level needs to work on,” Waite assessed.Arnett did enjoy the better in the first half, but as their coach observed, they began to wane as the game progressed with UWI looking much improved in the second half.Despite the loss, UWI’s coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle commended his team for their fighting spirit.”I must commend the guys for the second half performance. We did not put away enough chances and Arnett did. We are looking forward to the next game,” Gayle said.last_img read more

Alas leaves Game 5 with knee injury

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Taking the necessary precautions, coach Yeng Guiao will no longer field Alas for the second half, resting the 26-year-old before he undergoes a checkup with Dr. Raul Canlas on Monday morning.Alas is averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the series.Magnolia holds a slim 37-36 lead against NLEX at the half as of posting time.ADVERTISEMENT .@kevinlouiealas shares that he felt his right knee “lock” and “buckled” as he made his move early in Game 5. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/dOTqC98Qow— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 18, 2018 Alas was immediately taken back to the Road Warriors’ dugout as the team’s physical therapists iced his injured knee.“I felt my right knee lock with the floor and it buckled,” he told INQUIRER.net in a short chat during the halftime break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img La Salle holds off FEU, stays on top Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — NLEX guard Kevin Alas injured his right knee early in Game 5 of the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals against Magnolia on Sunday at Ynares Center here.The shifty guard drove against Paul Lee and Mark Barroca when he sustained the injury and immediately writhed in pain on the floor 40 seconds into the all-important tussle.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

ECOWAS Kicks-off 46th Ordinary Session in Abuja

first_imgHeads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have opened the 46th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS with focus on the political and security situation and the Ebola virus in the sub region.According to a Foreign Ministry dispatch, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, host of the occasion, outlined both success and challenges the regional body has encountered as it prepares to observe its 40th anniversary come 2015.  At the opening ceremony held this morning at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, the Nigerian Leader spoke of the improved economic growth in West Africa which he noted is one of the fastest growing economies on the continent.He, however, lamented the over 7,000 deaths in West Africa resulting from Ebola, which he identified as one of the many very serious challenges facing the sub region: “In the last six months, I have witnessed the negative impact of the Ebola virus disease in the region.”Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, is representing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who could not attend because of the frontline role she is playing in the crucial fight against Ebola in meeting the ‘zero-cases before Christmas’ target.Making an appeal for more support towards the Ebola fight, the Nigerian leader called on member states as well as development partners and the international community at large to contribute generously to the ECOWAS Regional Solidarity Fund to fight the Ebola virus disease.President Jonathan also named the rising trend of terrorism in West Africa as a worrisome issue that threatens the peace and insecurity of the sub-region as a result of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, which he stressed, has direct consequences.Also speaking was the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority, Ghanaian President John Mahama, who asked for “all hands on deck to contain the scourge of the Ebola virus”.  He said the socio-economic setbacks created by the Ebola epidemic in the three most-affected countries also have sub regional consequences.”We acknowledge that Ebola is a threat to our regional integration process and to our regional peace, security and economic development”, Chairman Mahama said.He cautioned that despite progress in Liberia and Guinea against the virus, details from Sierra Leone warrant a cause for serious concern.”Let me caution that Ebola is still a very serious challenge and we cannot entertain any complacency or relent in our efforts until the last infected person is cured of the disease and the disease is wiped out from the affected countries. I wish therefore to urge all of us to keep our hands firmly on deck, spare no effort, and [remain] vigilant until we eradicate Ebola from our sub region”, he statedEarlier, the Chairman stressed peace and security in West Africa, particularly in Burkina Faso and in Guinea Bissau as he urged his colleagues to reflect and take stock of all the work ECOWAS has managed to do in this past year and also to take practical steps to consolidate peace and security in the sub region, strengthen democracy and good governance and to address topical issues affecting the more than 350 million people of the sub region.He said notable progress has been made in addressing political and security challenges, citing the holding of successful presidential election in Guinea Bissau. The Ghanaian leader then added that 2015 will be key for the sub region as Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Ivory Coast hold elections in the coming year.Other speakers at the opening event included Mohammed Ibn Chambers, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representation for West Africa and the head of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo who all re-echoed previous speakers during the opening session.The summit will be climaxed with a communiqué at the conclusion of deliberations of the day-long event.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FC Bea Mountain Resumes Preparation for 2018 LFA League

first_imgCoach Smith in conversation with his players during training at the Kinjor sports pitch in Kinjor, Gaola District, Grand Cape Mount County.Grand Cape Mount County-based second division side FC Bea Mountain (Gold Boys) resumed intensive training two weeks ago as part of preparations for the 2018 Liberia Football Association league.FC Bea Mountain, currently under former national team coach Kaetu Smith, will play a friendly match against Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) on Sunday, February 4 at the Blue Field sports pitch on Lynch Street, Monrovia.Members of the team’s technical staff are deputy coach, Emmanuel Kaykay; goalkeeper trainer, Sunday Sieh; and team medic, Melvin Jerry, according to the team’s administrative manager, Emmanuel Shoniyin.Shoniyin also confirmed that the team has signed 13 new and inexperienced players as part of its preparation for the upcoming league season.Some of the newly signed players are striker, Leon P. Quamie, who is on loan from Watanga FC; Abraham Dougbeh; goalkeeper, Allenton Semgbeh; and Karleo Karfaih (all from Barrack Young Controllers).Others are Gbelly Wilson, from relegated second division side Holder FC, and William Sackie and Titus Kamara from Keitrace FC.Shoniyin said the aim of his side’s upcoming friendly match against BYC is to gauge how well newly signed coach Smith and the players are preparing for the LFA 2018 National Division 2 League.“We are confident that each friendly game we play will help our players to improve, which we think will help enhance their skills and strength in preparation for the national league,” he said.Shoniyin said good deportment, timeliness and respect for the rules of the game are some of the key points coach Smith continues to call his players’ attention to as he prepares them for the season.“Good deportment, timeliness and respect for the rules of the game are some of the key steps every player must follow if he wishes his side to be counted among the successful teams at the end of every league, and so we are urging our players to follow all of those steps,” Shoniyin said.It may be recalled that the ‘Gold Boys’ started the LFA 2017 National League in poor form, but fought back during the second phase of the season to finish in the fifth position.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Second busiest year ever for Taylor Fire Department

first_img“I personally think it’s a testament to the department the fact that we continue to handle this number of calls working within our resources and the requirement for the members to have such a wide variety of experience,” says Taylor Fire Chief Alan Stebbing. As the fire department is often the first on the scene of an emergency, Stebbing explains its volunteers has to be well-versed in everything from medical and basic firefighting to rope rescue, auto extrication and hazmat. Among the notable responses last year were a string of wildfires along the CN Rail tracks, the rescue of a man injured in a boating accident, and several serious vehicle incidents on the South Taylor Hill. There were also seven calls during the Canada Day weekend alone. – Advertisement -“Thankfully we haven’t had any major notable structural fires,” Stebbing says. “We had a relatively light grass fire season because of course it was so wet, but we’ve had a couple of pretty serious MVIs south of Taylor.” When not responding to calls, the fire department was busy with extra training in 2013, including two practice structure fires with donated buildings, and training on fire pumps. Firefighters also visited the school multiple times to teach classes about fire prevention, and held community events like the Mother’s Day pancake breakfast.Advertisement There are currently 21 members of the fire department, including two junior members, but Stebbing hopes to have it even bigger in 2014. “We have a great group of dedicated firefighters now, but we’re always looking to add more depth,” says Stebbing. “I’d like to see a number of 25 plus members.” The volunteers practice Wednesday evenings at the fire hall, and anyone interested in learning more can contact the Taylor District Office at 250-789-3392.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer news: These five players set for Spurs exit?

first_imgAs Mauricio Pochettino gets to grips with life at White Hart Lane we could see a few more stars leaving Tottenham Hotspur.His side are currently on a tour of North America and those who fail to make an impact could well find themselves discarded as the Argentine looks to implement his own style.Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has already left, swapping Spurs for Swansea City, and a few more players could follow him out of the door in the coming weeks.To find out the latest rumours click the right arrow above… 5 Michael Dawson – Another defender who could be set for the exit door at White Hart Lane is the long-serving England international. His commitment to the cause is commendable but, in a team playing with a high backline, the 30-year-old, who has never been known for his pace, has struggled recently. Hull City and Aston Villa are being tempted to make a move. Danny Rose – With Ben Davies swapping Swansea for Spurs, the 24-year-old may have had his nose put out of joint by new boss Mauricio Pochettino. Injuries made it difficult for Rose to stamp his claim on the role last season and a poor final ball means Tottenham may well favour blooding Zeki Fryers over keeping Rose. Sunderland, Hull City and QPR are all contemplating offers. 5 5 Iago Falque – The Spanish attacking midfielder joined Tottenham in 2012 from Juventus but, barring a few Europa League cameos and one Premier League appearance, has spent most of his time out on loan. Real Betis are reportedly interested but, after relegation from La Liga, they are unlikely to be able to afford a transfer fee so another temporary switch could be in the offing. 5 Lewis Holtby – The German youngster joined the club in January 2013 from Schalke in a £1.5million deal. The midfielder initially impressed with a cameo against Norwich City but patchy form saw him ditched by Andre Villas-Boas and last season he spent time on loan with Fulham. Now another loan move appears to be beckoning him with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers all interested in a temporary move. Vlad Chiriches – Last summer Tottenham splashed the cash with gay abandon and, after some wrangling with Steaua Bucharest chairman Gigi Becali, the £7.5million Romanian defender was brought in as Steven Caulker left for Cardiff City. Injuries stopped Chiriches having a bigger impact at White Hart Lane and as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in new signings he could be a casualty with Roma looking at slapping in a bid for the 24-year-old. 5last_img read more

FIFA confirms it will not take action against HNK Rijeka over Man City racism claim

first_img HNK Rijeka’s home ground 1 FIFA have confirmed it will not take action against HNK Rijeka after deciding there was not enough evidence to back up Manchester City’s racism allegation.City coach Patrick Vieira took his under-21 team off the pitch during the July friendly with the Croatian side after claims French midfielder Seko Fofana, who had been shown a red card for an off-the-ball incident, had been racially abused just before half-time.However, having investigated the matter, FIFA will not be taking any further action.“The chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee considered that, based on the information at his disposal, there were not enough elements to justify the opening of disciplinary proceedings,” read a statement from the governing body.“Also in relation to this matter, the chairman was pleased to observe that Mr Davor Suker (Croatian Football Federation president) and Mr Patrick Vieira engage positively to work through the issue.“The relevant parties were notified on Friday December 5 in the form of a letter, which also emphasised FIFA’s zero-tolerance stance against any form of discrimination.”last_img read more

Donegal dads now encouraged to seek full paternity leave

first_imgFathers are legally entitled to two week’s paternity leave from today and it’s important for Donegal employers to ensure they are ready for the law change.The granting of paternity leave in Ireland is no longer a courtesy extended at the discretion of employers, following the enactment today of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016.The state will pay dads €460 for the two weeks of paternity leave, which is in line with maternity leave. Employers can now expect applications from fathers in both heterosexual or same-sex relationships for two weeks’ paternity leave.“Employers must remember that the granting of applications for paternity leave is no longer at their discretion. That means all employers should have paternity policies and procedures in place to ensure employment law compliance,” says Breda Cullen from HR Team.“It’s important for employers to have all the answers to potential questions employees may pose by ensuring that policies and procedures on paternity leave are fully up to date. It is equally important to communicate the information clearly. This is positive news for employees so it is strongly advised that they be informed of the benefits of this legislation to them.” The facts are quite straight forward. Statutory paternity benefit will amount to €230 per week – in line with maternity leave and based on the same PRSI contribution requirements. Under the new legislation new fathers are entitled to take two weeks’ leave at any time within 26 weeks of birth.Ms Cullen says it is important that Donegal employers are aware of what the new legislation means for them.“Fathers must provide four weeks’ written notice of their intention to take paternity leave to their employer – although this may not apply in the cases of premature birth.”“Employers will have the option as with maternity benefit of ‘topping up’ the statutory paternity leave payment, in which case the payment can be made into the employer’s bank account. Topping up the statutory payment is not a legal requirement although some employers may choose to offer this benefit,” Ms Cullen explains.She adds that employers should be “mindful” that they do not fall foul of discrimination legislation when introducing a paternity leave policy.“If an employer is considering ‘topping up’ the State’s contribution then they should also review their maternity leave policy to ensure that there is no discrimination,” Ms Cullen concludes. Donegal dads now encouraged to seek full paternity leave was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daddonegalmaternitynewborn babypaternity leavelast_img read more

Gossip: Spurs star set for China move, West Ham to stick with Pellegrini

first_imgWhile the transfer windows in England and across Europe are now closed, the gossip continues.Here’s the latest news and rumours in Monday’s newspapers and online… Pep Guardiola’s ruthless treatment of Leroy Sane has got the rest of Manchester City’s players fearing for their places. Sane was dropped from the squad for the Premier League champions’ 2-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday. (London Evening Standard)Real Madrid ace Marcelo is targeting a move to Juventus to reunite with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. Brazilian left-back Marcelo is into his 13th season at Real but is now ready to jump across to Serie A giants Juve to team up with Ronaldo, who made the move from the Spanish capital to Turin this summer in a £99million deal. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United organised a private jet to fly Diego Godin to Old Trafford on Deadline Day – but were forced to cancel it after the deal broke down. Jose Mourinho was desperate to land a centre-back on the final day of this summer’s transfer window, and was linked with everyone from Jerome Boateng to Toby Alderweireld. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho believes David De Gea will still commit to the new deal awaiting his signature. But he admits if he were the one sitting down with his keeper, pen would already have been put to paper. Talks over a contract to keep the Spanish star at Manchester United until 2023 were supposed to have been concluded successfully three months ago. (The Sun) Manuel Pellegrini is facing the first signs of mutiny at West Ham after just four games – but he is not in imminent danger of the sack. Booed off after the 1-0 home defeat by Wolves, Pellegrini still has nothing to show for his £100 million makeover in the summer with the pointless Hammers anchored to the Premier League seabed. But there is no suggestion that owners David Gold and David Sullivan will copy Crystal Palace, who jettisoned Frank de Boer after four consecutive defeats for starters 12 months ago. (Daily Mirror)Leicester are keeping tabs on former star Danny Drinkwater with a view to taking him back to the King Power Stadium from Chelsea in January. The England international, who helped the Foxes win a Premier League title in 2016, has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at Chelsea. (Daily Express) Mousa Dembele is set to quit Spurs for a mega-money switch to China in the January. Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan hope to land him at the second attempt. Dembele’s contract runs out next summer, which means he can sign a pre-contract with an overseas club in the new year. (The Sun) Mousa Dembele could be on the move in the New Year The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST three-way race LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing center_img REVEALED Latest Transfer News Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND targets RANKED 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK 2last_img read more

GAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS

first_imgCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Aodh Ruadh0 – 130 – 9Naomh MhuireFr Tierney ParkMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Termon2 – 122 – 8Naomh ColumbaTermonCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Burt2 – 121 – 7DowningsHibernian Park BurtBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Glenswilly3 – 131 – 5Robert EmmetsGlenswilly Pairc Naomh ColumbaMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Killybegs1 – 82 – 11KilcarFintraBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Letterkenny Gaels2 – 160 – 2MalinLetterkenny21-Aug-2011Naomh Ultan3 – 113 – 10Naomh ConaillDunkineely21-Aug-2011Burt3 – 90 – 6Red HughsHibernian Park BurtCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Naomh Colmcille4 – 52 – 11BuncranaPairc Colmcille21-Aug-2011Aodh Ruadh4 – 161 – 5Naomh MhuireFr Tierney ParkMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Termon2 – 70 – 10Naomh ColumbaTermonBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Ardara1 – 111 – 11CloughaneelyPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Naomh Naille0 – 92 – 3CarndonaghNaomh NailleRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Na Cealla Beaga1 – 122 – 9Cill CharthaPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleReplay~Line: P Walsh/K McGinleyBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Red Hughs1 – 122 – 4Naomh UltanRed HughsMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Naomh Padraig-Muff1 – 150 – 8MovilleMuffBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Ardara2 – 80 – 10CloughaneelyPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Naomh Brid1 – 123 – 12UrrisNaomh BridCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011St Nauls1 – 91 – 5CarndonaghMountcharlesBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment20-Aug-2011Dungloe1 – 102 – 4GlenswillyDungloeDonegal Senior Hurling League/ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011St Eunans0 – 62 – 20MacCumhaillsO Donnell ParkGAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS was last modified: August 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:county donegal resultsGAA RESULTSlast_img read more