Chelsea in relegation battle – Hiddink

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has mentioned a word never heard at Chelsea in the Premier League era: relegation.Asked yesterday if Chelsea are in a relegation battle, Hiddink said: “It’s (a) reality.”Chelsea, which fired Jose Mourinho last month, are six points above the relegation zone in 14th place, ahead of matches against Everton and Arsenal.Hiddink says when he replaced Mourinho “we were one point off the line, relegation line, and now we have (a) little bit more” breathing space.Chelsea were relegated in 1988 but instantly returned to the topflight. A team has never been relegated straight after winning the Premier League.Meanwhile, both Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion were charged by the English Football Association yesterday with failing to control their players in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw.last_img read more

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Coaching job open to all – Netball boss has no gender preference for Sunshine Girls gig

first_img “They have to demonstrate their ability to plan and when they submit that plan, they will also have to execute one training session of that plan,” Daley-Morris added. Meanwhile, their was some confusion surrounding the national Under-21 team’s participation in the Berger Elite League after their fourth placed finish in the competition. Daley-Morris stated that it was well-known among the ranks that they took part for developmental purposes while noting that she was pleased with their performance. “The players, the coaches, and everybody knew they would not advance (to the semi-finals). What we should have done is separate the points they earned from the media report, and we didn’t do that, so that would have created some miscommunication. But that was the policy from the beginning and everybody knew,” she added. “But it’s good (they did so well) because we are going to Botswana in July … and it was good to see they can hold their own in a senior competition,” Daley-Morris added. The position has been vacant for little over a month. ABILITY TO PLAN Netball Jamaica president, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, says she has no preference as it relates to a male or female coach noting that the best candidate will be selected for the senior Sunshine Girls head coaching job. Speaking on the Girls’ Sports Club programme on Hitz92 FM, the netball boss said the door is open to all qualified applicants and informed that the post will be advertised in the media by this weekend. “I’m looking for the candidate that demonstrates the best ability to do the job. It doesn’t matter (if the person is male or female). Based on the criteria, the best candidate will be employed,” said Daley-Morris. “Persons who coach at this level have to have a Jamaica award, but not many have that, so we usually take persons with a level one award and the interview process will distinguish which person qualifies for the job,” she explained. Applicants are required to submit their resumes with a dossier of activity in terms of netball coaching qualification and other training acquired. They will also be asked to present a programme which they think is suitable to take the Sunshine Girls to the level the association envisions.last_img read more

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Bartica in need of nursing school

first_imgDear Editor,Over one hundred residents, young people in particular, are calling on the A Partnership for National Unity /Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government for the establishment of a nursing school in Bartica, Region Seven, to support this recently-commissioned town and its environs.Parents and nursing students have disclosed the difficulty faced in having to travel outside of Bartica to attend nursing school in other regions and the high cost associated with the rental of apartments, food, transportation, and utilities among other obligations.On numerous occasions, members of the Government, and even President David Granger himself, would have visited Bartica and promised to upgrade, improve, and develop Bartica following its township status.After numerous requests by residents of Bartica, the Bartica United Youth Development Group (BUYDG) makes representation on their behalf to have the Government develop this facility soon.Under the last Administration, BUYDG had made requests for the improvement of the health sector in Bartica. Deficiencies in the system included the shortage of medication and the absence of an ambulance at Bartica Hospital among other issues.The current Government has managed to address some of these matters, and the sector itself has seen some expansion, which now increases the demand for more nurses to be included within the town’s health sector.Young people who recently completed secondary school in Region Seven and are leaning toward the health profession are loudest in their calls for the nursing school, since they know they would have to seek the training outside of Bartica.BUYDG fully supports the residents’ request for the establishment of the nursing school in Bartica. With the expansion of the town, its rise to becoming a green location with high economic and social prospects, the need for better health care is paramount; a nursing school is just an investment in that direction.The BUYDG will be seeking an engagement with the relevant Government agency, and we trust that there will be full support for this absolutely necessary facility.Region Seven is well known for its mining contributions to the nation and is seeking this advantage toward improving the health sector in the Region.We see great potential with this nursing school and look forward to Government’s support of this project.Yours faithfully,Micah WilliamsGeneral PresidentBartica United YouthDevelopment Grouplast_img read more

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Bengoma-Liberia Launches Nationwide Peace and Reconciliation Campaign

first_imgExecutives of Bengoma-Liberia at a roundtable discussion focusing on peace and reconciliation.…Rallies Bong County MandingosBengoma-Liberia, a predominately Mandingo-owned not-for-profit organization, has launched a nationwide campaign to promote peace and reconciliation among Muslims and members of of Mandingo ethnic group in the country, a release has said.Bengoma-Liberia Incorporated is a Muslim and Mandingo dominated group with an objective to encourage peace, reconciliation and co-existence among Liberians from various tribal and religious backgrounds.The Chairperson of the Group, Madam Hawa Keita, said the initiative to preach peace messages is the organization’s own way of re-echoing the need for reconciliation and unity among Liberians, especially in rural communities.Madam Keita said the ongoing campaign is also in fulfillment of government’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.Despite calls for an economic and war crimes court, Madam Keita maintains that there is still a need for Liberians themselves to seek ways that will reconcile and unite the entire citizenry for growth and prosperity.“We may have all the courts of war in the country, but we (Liberians) will still have to unite and reconcile ourselves, if we are to move forward,” she added.According to the release, Madam Keita spoke on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, during a meeting with the Muslim and Mandingo community in Gbarnga, Bong county, where she challenged the member to focus more on building the nation through peace and reconciliation.A stalwart of Bengoma-Liberia, Kerkula Muka-Kamara, also said that division among citizens has no future, and as such, it must be resisted at all levels for peace to reign in the country.Kamara added that peace and reconciliation is only possible if Liberians forget the bitter past, and embrace a “glorious future.”“Rwanda fought one of the deadliest tribal wars, but see how the country is developing today; we can be better than Rwanda if we can unite and reconcile our differences,” he said.According to Mr. Kamara, members of the organization will extend the newly launched peace and reconciliation campaign to every community to ensure that Liberia is fully united.He believes that unity and reconciliation is a must, adding, “we have to come together and unite so that all other developmental issues will be added unto us.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GWI sacks Chief Auditor in wake of investigations launched

first_img… attempted to investigate senior officialThe Chief Internal Auditor of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has been fired three months after he was appointed to the post, and according to reliable sources within the utility company, the decision was taken after the Chief Internal Auditor attempted to investigate a senior official at the entity.Guyana Times understands that Anand Bharat, the GWI Chief Internal Auditor, had his appointment approved by Chairman of the Finance/Audit Committee in light of the circumstances which prevailed at the company at that time.Bharat in his dismissal letter was told that his appointment would be rescinded since correct procedure had not been followed.This publication further understands that Bharat was subsequently told that his appointment was supposed to have been endorsed by the Managing Director – the very official against whom he had launched an investigation.According to internal GWI correspondences seen by Guyana Times Bharat insists that procedure had been followed and in fact considers the revoking of his appointment as a personal attack.Bharat, who headed the GWI internal department, had proposed a new structure to the Chairman of the Board, which included the creation of the position of the Chief Internal Auditor.The Board subsequently took a decision to advertise for the position and Bharat’s application was found to be more responsive of the two persons that had applied for the position, and as such, was recommended for the appointment.This newspaper reported last month that GWI’s Managing Director was in fact being accused at the time of employing extraordinary measures to force out Bharat after he would have launched a series of investigations directed against him.Bharat had been functioning in that department as the most senior functionary for just under seven years and was appointed in August last.He was subsequently employed substantively, based on the recommendation of GWI’s Human Resources Director.This newspaper understands that subsequently a senior official at the entity contended that the employment has in fact breached the entity’s procedures and should be rescinded and the position re-advertised since he did not approve of the appointment.This position is however being met with staunch opposition, since it was pointed out that senior official was merely seeking retribution against the Chief Auditor who had been conducting a series of investigations with regard to decisions made by that official, specifically related to the procurement of a number of services and other contracts.One such contract that attracted the attention of the Chief Auditor is for the construction of a well on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Guyana Times understands that a perturbed senior official lodged complaints with GWI’s Human Resources sub-committee, complaining that the auditors are investigating him.The senior official during a recent meeting of the sub-committee also sought to query who was the other persons engaged in the audit directed against him, specifically with regard to the issuance of a cheque.He was reportedly informed that such action would be considered as impeding the auditor’s investigation.The senior official was also previously accused of seeking to undermine the functioning of the audit department. According to the correspondence seen by Guyana Times, “The environment… found to be very hostile most of the times but we tried as much as possible to suppress and work around it.”The Internal Auditors have since recommended an urgent review of GWI’s policies and procedures at all operational areas to reflect modern practices and the structural changes recently made.The internal auditors were also reportedly subjected to constant abuse by the senior official, which essentially led to an adverse effect on staff morale. The verbal confrontations reportedly stemmed from queries and findings they would have raised relating to debt recovery, commercial services areas and Human Resources audit checks. The uproar which has erupted in the entity within recent weeks has already led to the resignation of the entity’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, who in his resignation to the substantive Minister with responsibility for the sector said he could not serve in the capacity of a ‘rubber stamp Chairman.”last_img read more

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RCMP confirm remains of missing lady found

first_imgNapolean was reported missing by her family to the RCMP on July 23rd, at which point, she had last been seen July 8th on the Blueberry Reserve.On August 4th, investigators found human remains in a burnt cabin, located approximately 30 kilometres north of Buick Creek on the Beatton Airport Road.Medical and dental records confirmed the remains as being of Napolean, dead at the age of 42 years old.- Advertisement -Police say they believe the cabin fire occurred between the evening of July 8th and the morning of July 9th, and due to the heat of the fire, a cause of death has yet to be determined.“Resources from both Fort St. John RCMP and North District Major Crime Unit are investigating both Napolean’s death and the cabin fire and are treating both as suspicious,” a press release reads.Anyone who saw Napolean on or around the date of July 8th, or has information regarding the cabin fire, contact the Fort St. John detachment at 250 787 8100, or call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sanchez handed suspended sentence for tax fraud

first_imgProsecutors said the 29-year-old Chilean forward had failed to declare any proceeds from the exploitation of his image rights in 2012 and 2013 and had also failed to declare that he was the owner of a company set up in Malta, Numidia Trading Limited, which owned the rights.Appearing by video link from London, Sanchez admitted he had “made an incorrect tax payment” and that he had settled the issue with tax authorities.He was sentenced to two eight-month suspended jail sentences to run consecutively, although prosecutors have called for the sentence to be lifted after two years if he does not re-offend.Sanchez scored 47 goals in 141 appearances for Barcelona before leaving in 2014 to join Arsenal.The 29-year-old Chilean forward is rumoured to be the highest paid player in the Premier League following his move to United, reportedly earning around Sh70mn (£500,000) a week before tax.He is one of a number of high-profile players to have fallen foul of the tax laws in Spain.In 2016, Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence that was eventually reduced to a fine of 2.1 million euros.Last month, Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric paid Spanish fiscal authorities close to one million euros to settle his own image rights tax case.The former Barcelona and Liverpool player Javier Mascherano has accepted a one-year suspended jail sentence over a 1.5-million-euro tax fraud.In potentially the largest case, Spanish authorities are currently investigating World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid for tax fraud amounting to 14.7 million euros.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Alexis Sanchez gestures during the FA Cup fourth round football match against Yeovil Town January 26, 2018MADRID, Spain, Feb 8- Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial.Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over a Sh125mn (one-million-euro) fraud linked to image rights in 2012 and 2013 during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP.last_img read more

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CSKA Moscow 1-1 Manchester United: Anthony Martial header atones for penalty error

first_imgAnthony Martial atoned for his early penalty error with a powerful header as Manchester United drew at CSKA Moscow.United, back in the city of one of their finest hours – the 2008 Champions League triumph over Chelsea – found themselves behind as Seydou Doumbia scored the rebound after David De Gea’s penalty save.Martial, the man who gave away the penalty, made amends with 25 minutes remaining as he scored a delightful diving header from 12 yards.The result means United remain second in Group B ahead of the reverse fixture in two weeks’ time.After a quiet start by Manchester United, Martial had a shout for a penalty after he weaved his way into the box and was bundled over but any protestations were dismissed by the referee.However, Martial was involved in a penalty incident at the other end minutes later, as the referee pointed to the spot after the Frenchman handled in the area.De Gea did brilliantly to save the initial effort from Roman Eremenko but Doumbia reacted quickest to slam the rebound into the net.De Gea pulled out another wonder save on the half-hour mark when Ahmed Musa saw the Spaniard off his line but was denied by an acrobatic stop.United struggled to find space in behind the CSKA defence – who were sitting even deeper than they were to start with – as Wayne Rooney was restricted to a shot from 25 yards which sailed over.The barren attacking display by the Red Devils was summed up by the statistic that showed De Gea only had three fewer touches than Rooney in the first half.Marouane Fellaini replaced Bastian Schweinsteiger at half time but it failed to improve the quality of United’s build-up play as CSKA flooded the middle of the field.The visitors’ best chance came when Ander Herrera found himself free on the right and delivered a near-post cross to Rooney, but his header was straight at Igor Akinfeev.Herrera was the architect again minutes later but Jesse Lingard – making his first start since August 2014 – had strayed offside.But on the next attack, United got their goal – and it was Martial who managed to atone for his earlier error which led to the penalty.Antonio Valencia delivered the cross in and the Frenchman saw his diving header come off the post and nestle into the net for his fifth goal in seven starts.Martial almost turned provider with five minutes remaining as he squared from substitute Memphis Depay’s cross but Fellaini could not make contact as Akinfeev dived at his feet.And that was how it ended, while Wolfsburg beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 to move to the top of Group B. Anthony Martial scored with a diving header for the Red Devils 1last_img read more

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Transfer report: Real Madrid target Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as Ronaldo replacement

first_imgReal Madrid will make an astonishing bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez – should Cristiano Ronaldo leave in the summer.Ronaldo has been heavily linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain recently, and reports suggest his relationship with manager Rafael Benitez is disintegrating.According to Spanish magazine Don Balon, Real see Sanchez as the ideal replacement for Ronaldo and think the Chilean would be open to a return to Spanish football, having spent three years at Barcelona. The Chilean has set the Premier League alight since joining Arsenal in 2014, scoring 34 goals in 72 appearances.Naturally, Arsenal will be extremely reluctant to let Sanchez leave the Emirates but Real may come in with an extortionate bid that even the Gunners can’t refuse. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez 1last_img read more

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DOUBLE KILLER RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER HARASSMENT CONVICTION

first_imgJohn Gallagher – Donegaldaily.comDOUBLE killer John Gallagher is back on the streets tonight despite a three month prison sentence for harassing his sister.Gallagher – who shot dead Twin Towns mother and daughter Annie and Anne Gillespie in 1988 – was found guilty at Strabane Magistrates Court of making threats against his sister Helena. Gallagher had denied the charge.However Helena told the court that she was in a queue at the SuperValu supermarket in Strabane on March 25th last when Gallagher pulled up in his car and made a gesture with his hand….in the shape of a gun.Helena said she had been left terrified by the experience.John Gallagher had denied the incident took place.However District Judge Nigel Broderick found Gallagher guilty of harassment.He sentenced Gallagher to three months behind bars.However the 48-year-old was later released on bail of £500 after lodging an appeal against the conviction.No date for the appeal was set.Gallagher is a notorious double killer.He shot his girlfriend and her mother at Sligo hospital in 1988 but was found by a jury to be insane.He later absconded from a mental hospital and moved to Strabane, just a mile from his home town of Lifford.DOUBLE KILLER RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER HARASSMENT CONVICTION was last modified: October 25th, 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)last_img read more

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