• Overseas coach for Sunshine Girls? … Foreigner among three coaches hunting netball job

    first_imgOne overseas candidate is among three persons who have applied for the post of head coach of Jamaica’s senior netball team. President of Netball Jamaica Paula Daley-Morris told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday that the interview process for the vacant post will begin next week. “We have three applicants, and the committee will meet this week to review the applications, and at the end of the review, the applicants will be asked to submit their additional documents, and then we will set up interviews for them,” said Daley-Morris. NOVEMBER RESIGNATION The Sunshine Girls have been without a head coach since November, after the resignation of Minneth Reynolds. Daley-Morris added that the job is open to anybody who is qualified and, therefore, she is not surprised that someone from overseas has applied for the post. Australian-born Jill McIntosh was the Sunshine Girls’ last overseas coach in 2014. “We are an internationally rated team, so we accept applications from anywhere, and so we expected people from anywhere to apply. We have employed overseas persons to coach the team before,” she said. Daley-Morris also noted that her association is yet to decide when they will be naming the new coach, but shared that the team’s preparation would continue until the completion of the coach-selection process. “I don’t have a date in mind, but the committee will decide that as well, and so I have to hear from them based on the process that they are using because we can’t announce it until a candidate is selected,” Daley-Morris said. “But we also have other coaches in place, so we are not going to rush the process,” said Daley-Morris. “The team will begin their training in early March, so if we do not have a head coach, it is not going to stop the team from training, because we have an assistant coach, who is still there, and a technical director, and we have other personnel that work around the team,” Daley-Morris stated.last_img read more

  • Gilas Pilipinas begins Fiba Asia buildup

    first_img#KicksStalker: Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit features ‘React’ cushioning McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Fiba Asia-bound players Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan were absent.The 2017 Fiba Asia Cup is set from August 8 to 20 in Beirut, Lebanon were the Filipinos are shooting to end their streak of silver medal finishes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to finally claim the gold medal in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, Gilas Pilipinas began its preparations for the continental meet Thursday night at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Returning swingman Gabe Norwood joined the pool for the first time since being named to the 12-man roster where he expected to provide veteran presence for the youthful crew.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Also in attendance in the first day of the team’s 12-day preparation are holdovers June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Japeth Aguilar, and Terrence Romeo.Rookies Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, and Carl Bryan Cruz were also on hand in the resumption of coach Chot Reyes’ national team practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger, who will be the naturalized player for the team in the absence of Dray Blatche, also caught up.Fresh from their stint in the 2017 Jones Cup, Kiefer Ravena, Raymar Jose, Ed Daquioag, Ray Parks, Almond Vosotros, Fonzo Gotladera also attended the evening practices. LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

  • I have had enough of GFC

    first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Forestry Commission [GFC] is selling logging concessions to the persons who could pay the highest price. I have been a sawmiller and logger for over 20 years now, this year, 2019, GFC had advertised available logging concessions to be allocated to stakeholders.I decided to make several applications including two (2) for concessions located next to the Muraballi Reserve, Upper Demerara River. After I had made these applications, I received a call from a person at the GFC informing me to make urgent contact with the Deputy Commissioner, Rawl Lewis.I was told to appear in person as the matter could not be discussed over the phone. I visited Mr Rawl Lewis, at that time I did not know that this matter was related to my applications for concessions. However, I met him and his first question was “Do you really really need a concession?”. I said yes.He said “well you know times are hard and we will have to make money,” so I asked him what he meant. He said he would give me 5 days to provide $1 million to him and then the concession would be mine. He also told me that other stakeholders had approached him as well but he would give me “first preference”.I am a struggling logger with a family to feed so I considered his deal. Three (3) days later I visited Mr Rawl Lewis again, but this time he told me my “foot was too short” and he had received a better deal from the “Hussain” family. Disappointed, I told him there were two concessions next to the Muraballi Reserve, he can give me one and the “Hussain” family one but he told me he already gave both to them.Over the years, many persons who have invested millions in equipment, have acquired extensive experience and export markets in the logging industry have made applications for new concessions but would not get it because it is given to persons who don’t have any experience in the logging industry, have no export markets or equipments but have paid a hefty bribe for it.Many of these persons cannot produce and are leading GFC Into financial difficulties but yet it continues. Last year one stakeholder had found some evidence of fraud committed by one of the GFC Deputies and had written a letter to the Commissioner about it. The Commissioner then called the Deputy Commissioner to join him in the presence of that stakeholder and read his letter out loud.He told the Deputy that this stakeholder had written a letter alleging that you (the Deputy Commissioner) have committed fraud. After that day, that stakeholder was constantly victimised by the Deputy Commissioner to the point where he had no choice but to close his sawmill and logging business.If anyone wants to investigate this matter all they have to do is compare the applications made by stakeholders and the applications made by the persons who received concessions to see who were the people with the most competitive applications as well as whose applications actually met the requirements needed to get concessions. I am asking you to kindly post this in hopes that something will be done.I am a struggling logger who is trying to make an honest living and I have had enough.Sincerely,A concerned loggerlast_img read more

  • 2 Acid Victims Win US$2M Damages Case against Firestone-Liberia

    first_imgFirestone: “Headcount reductions will accordingly take place throughout the company’s operations, and include retirements, the discontinuation of certain work contracts, and redundancies.”Two persons who sustained multiple injuries, as a result of  acid that was wasted on their chest and neck by the Task Force commander of the Plant Protection Department (PPD) in September 2013, won a US$2 million damages case against the company last Saturday.The PPD is Firestone-Liberia’s private security apparatus.The ruling was brought down by Judge Mardea T. Chenoweth of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, in Kakata, Margibi County. The incident took place in September 2013.Lawyers representing   Emmanuel Kollie and George Grigsby instituted an action of “Damages for Wrongful  Injuries,” against the Management of Firestone-Liberia, claiming an amount of US$2 million, of which US$750,000 will be awarded to Kollie as general damages.The lawyers further claimed that US$750,000 should be given to Grisby to help him attend to specialized surgery outside of the country.Furthered in their complaint, the lawyers prayed the court to hold liable to pay not less than US$500,000 to their clients as punitive and or exemplary damages.They argued that the US$500,000 is for the suffering, pain, mental anguish of the deliberate and intentional act of cruelty meted against them.However, Firestone-Liberia’s legal counsel, the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm, admitted that though acid was wasted on the complainants, the amount of damages was more than the injuries sustained.They also asked the court to dismiss the case.Surprisingly, at last Saturday’s ruling, Judge Mardea T. Chenoweth was publicly heard saying, “relying on the law regarding general and punitive damages, this court has no alternative but to adjudge Firestone’s  management liable.”Judge Chenoweth further ruled that “Firestone-Liberia is also adjudged to pay to the victims US$1.5 million representing the aggregate of general damages for such a heinous act, and US$500,000 as punitive damages.”Giving more details about the court’s decision, Judge Chenoweth emphasized that “this court [is] taking recourse to the records; specifically the testimony of Dr. Anthony Quayee’s description of the degree of injuries they sustained. It means that they met the requirements under the law of general and punitive damages.”Dr. Quayee, who treated the complainants, also testified during the case.The judge further ruled that the testimonies of Firestone‘s witnesses suggest that they did the act out of malice,” hence punitive damages is appropriate to prevent an arbitrary and unlawful act,” she added.According to her, if complainants had committed theft and had been arrested, they should have been accorded due process and not have had acid wasted on them.The case emerged when the victims’ lawyers filed a nine-count complaint alleging that they were arrested on September 28, 2013, by officers of the Plant Protection Department (PPD) of the management of Firestone-Liberia.Following their arrest, the Task Force Commander of the PPD, Tamba S. Nathaniel, wasted acid on them, and that some bystander, including Nathaniel himself, realizing the pains they were going through, got assistance by using oil and cassava leaves to reduce their pains.They further alleged that the Task Force commander was an agent of the management of Firestone and as such, the management should be held liable (guilty).  Therefore, they prayed the court for judgment of US$2million representing general and punitive damages.In response, Firestone lawyers filed a 26 count response, admitting that acid was wasted on the men, but it was they who provided cassava leaf to reduce the pains.They further argued that thieves in the Division 17 area have wasted acid on some of their officers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Birmingham City appoint Rowett as manager

    first_img1 Birmingham City have named Gary Rowett as their new manager.The ex-Burton Albion boss left the Brewers to take up the role following Lee Clark’s departure last week and will take his backroom staff, which includes Kevin Summerfield, Kevin Poole and Mark Sale, with him.Rowett played for the Blues for two years between 1998 and 2000 before being sold to Leicester City for £3million but he will have work to do following the club’s humiliating 8-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Club Director Panos Pavlakis told their official website: “I’d like to formally welcome Gary ahead of the start of a new era for Birmingham City Football Club and I trust all supporters will join me in giving their full backing to our new manager and his backroom staff.“The Board fully understands supporters’ frustrations during what has recently been a very difficult period for the football club. As a result, the Board will endeavour to improve communication with our loyal supporters moving forward.” Gary Rowett last_img read more

  • Michu in line to return to Swansea in January

    first_img1 Swansea forward Michu could have his loan to Napoli ended early as he is getting to sent to Portugal in a desperate attempt to cure his nagging ankle injury.The Spanish star joined the Serie A side in the summer, on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent move at the end of this season.However, the 28-year-old has endured a miserable time in Naples with Rafa Benitez’s side and has made only three league appearances and there are now reports his loan could be brought to a premature end in January.A year ago Michu was suffering a similar problem and he was sent to Portugal for an operation which then kept him out for six weeks.Michu scored 18 Premier League goals in his first season at the Welsh club during 2012-13 but the following campaign was a disappointment when he notched just twice. Michu in action for Napoli last_img read more

  • Who’s saying what at the World Cup

    first_img— Harry Kane on being told there are Russian dolls or “matroyshka” in his likeness appearing on souvenir stalls in Moscow’s Red Square.“Maybe a bit of justice has been done at the end to get one at the back post. I think there could have been a couple of penalties. It shows good character to get on with it and that’s what we’ve done.”— Kane after his 91st-minute goal broke Tunisian hearts.“Leo has kicked a thousand penalties which have been a thousand goals so who am I to say something after a penalty.”— Argentina defender Gabriel Mercado refuses to wade in on the debate over Lionel Messi’s role as penalty-taker despite the Barcelona star missing four of his last seven spot-kicks for club and country.“I can understand that he was frustrated that he didn’t get the result that he wanted. If we would be in his position we would probably be as frustrated as him.”— Defender Birkir Saevarsson says he understands Messi’s frustrations at Iceland’s tactics in their 1-1 draw.“I think you need to start! I need a substitution now!”— Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, pointing to midfielder Masoud Shojaei after speaking at length during a chaotic press conference a day before meeting Spain.“A coach who loses a match is never right. We always wonder about what we’ve done right or wrong, we don’t need journalists for that. When you’ve lost your opener obviously you’re not happy.”— Morocco coach Herve Renard doesn’t feel the need to explain what went wrong in his team’s shock opening 1-0 loss to Iran.De Gea made a woeful mistake to concede Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU“We don’t doubt him and he doesn’t doubt himself either.“I embraced him. We know goalkeeper is a special position, with a special psychology, and we have no doubts. Honestly.”— Spain coach Fernando Hierro defends under-fire goalkeeper David De Gea.“If it was just one game, we’d have had a parade on the streets of Saransk, but we have more games to come, so we will save our celebrations”— New Japan coach Akira Nishino in playful mood after his team pulled off an opening shock in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat of Colombia0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kane rescued England with a clever headed injury-time winner © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURIMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“I’ve seen a couple of those Russian dolls, they make me look a bit chubby. I’ll have to get one.”last_img read more

  • Bike run to benefit teenagers, homeless

    first_imgPASADENA – They’ll roar out of Glendale and onto San Fernando Road. From there, more than 200 motorcyclists will hop onto the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway, head east onto the Foothill (210) Freeway into Pasadena, exit on Del Mar Boulevard and roar up Fair Oaks Avenue to Pasadena’s Central Park. More than 200 members of the Blazers and Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle clubs are expected to take that route Sunday in the eighth annual Blanket Run, which provides blankets for the homeless and raises funds for teens in the Pasadena area. As in past years, the blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters in the Pasadena area, said Cathy Mabry, president of the state chapter of Blazer’s Motorcycle Club. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Cash proceeds will go to “Teen Futures/Baby, Let’s Wait,” a Pasadena nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to inspiring teens to defer parenthood. Mabry said the annual ride raises between $1,000 and $2,000. The riders will leave the Harley Davidson of Glendale dealership, 3717 San Fernando Road, at 10:30 a.m. and head for Pasadena. Rider sign-ins will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. “Our riders are 18 to 75 and come from as far away as San Bernardino, Victorville and Fresno,” said Mabry. Club members will be escorted by CHP motorcycle officers during the ride. The entry fee for the ride is $20, or $10 and a new, unwrapped twin-size or larger blanket. “Last year we collected about 150 blankets,” Mabry said. “It was enough to fill a trailer.” At Central Park, at Fair Oaks and Del Mar Boulevard, there will be music by Radio V100, a chicken lunch, raffles, and dogs and cats available for adoption from the Pasadena Humane Society. Riders of all styles of bikes are welcome to participate, Mabry said. Those who do not ride can go directly to the park on or after 11 a.m. and register there, she said. Mabry said the Blazers was established as a motorcycle club without racial or gender restrictions for the purpose of safe riding, camaraderie and participating in charitable events that benefit the less fortunate of the Pasadena area. For more information, call (626) 298-1155 or (626) 422-2938. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want 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

  • Aston Villa’s Player of the Season vote should be CANCELLED, talkSPORT told

    first_imgFormer Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has urged the club to cancel plans for a Player of the Season vote as their relegation from the Premier League creeps ever closer.Reports this week have claimed the doomed club will risk the fury of supporters by asking them to vote for their best player of their worst ever top flight campaign.Aston Villa’s drop to the Championship will be confirmed this weekend if relegation rivals Norwich get a result against Sunderland.Fans reacted furiously to the claims on social media, and while Bosnich believes the insult was not intended, he insists it would be for the best if the club cancel any plans for a poll.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Australia international said: “I don’t think an insult that’s been meant, it’s obviously something that happens every season“But in view of how the season has gone and in view of the problems they’ve had with some of their players…“A lot of fans don’t think they’ve shown enough pride and don’t care enough, so I think the smart thing for Aston Villa to do would be to cancel that vote.” Aston Villa fans have vented their fury at the team throughout the season 1last_img read more

  • Spain winger blasts limited Euro 2016 role, claiming it is ‘not worth’ his time

    first_img1 Spain winger Pedro claims being asked to sit on the bench at Euro 2016 is ‘not worth’ his time.The 28-year-old has played less than 10 minutes so far in the tournament, coming on during the late stages of La Roja’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.Coach Vicente Del Bosque has showed a preference for the likes of Nolito and David Silva on the flanks – something which has upset the Chelsea forward.“I had different expectations when I first came here,” he said in an interview with Movistar, quoted in Marca.“It is difficult for me to play this role (as a substitute), and if there is no continuity it is not worth me turning up just to be part of the group.”The Chelsea forward, who joined the Blues from Barcelona last summer, is one of the most experienced players in the Spain squad, having won 58 caps and scored 17 goals since making his debut in May 2010.Del Bosque sees no reason to reprimand the winger following his comments, playing down any suggestions of an unsettled camp.“What he has said, he did not disrespect anyone,” Del Bosque told a UEFA media conference.“I think his conscience got the better of him a little bit and he just showed a reality of what the 12 players who are not playing all feel.“Pedro was a bit angry he is not playing, that is inevitable and can happen.“We try to get on well with everyone and for everybody to be happy and comfortable.“However, it is inevitable that in certain moments with those 12 players who are not playing there will be a bit of discrepancy, that is what happened and I don’t think there is anything more to it than that.“All the news here has been positive so when something negative comes out it is blown out proportion a bit, but I don’t think it will have a lot of repercussions.”Del Bosque added: “I don’t think we should be too hard on him, and in the 50-plus games he has been here with us, he has been a very correct player.” Pedro: The Chelsea winger has played less than ten minutes for Spain at Euro 2016 last_img read more