first_imgLong-serving Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) vice-president Michael Ricketts was unexpectedly ousted from the post at Congress at the JFF office yesterday. Ricketts, the Clarendon Football Association president and South Central confederation chairman, has been replaced by former treasurer Garfield Sinclair. Sinclair now joins St Mary Football Association president Raymond Anderson and St James’ Bruce Gaynor as the association’s three vice-presidents. NEW STATUTE Captain Horace Burrell, the JFF president, said Sinclair’s selection was based on a new statute by FIFA – the sport’s governing body – which requires national football associations to have a vice-president of finance in their administrative set-up. “Mr Ricketts is held in high esteem by the president, and he is still a member of the board. The only thing was that there were only three positions and not four,” said Burrell. “All four (nominees) are valued members of the executive, and in the end, everyone, including Mr Ricketts, felt we had to first go with the vice-president with financial knowledge, as we are handling in excess of half-a-billion dollars, and we voted for one who is versed in financial affairs,” he told The Gleaner.last_img read more

first_imgKyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPThe Kyrie Irving-LeBron James supposed feud has calmed down a bit, after the latter discredited numerous reports from “uncredible sources.”READ: LeBron denies Irving trade rumors: ‘#NotFacts, get another source’ADVERTISEMENT However, James’ latest short but subtle tweet has caused quite a stir on social media, which many believe refers to his disgruntled point guard.Without dropping names, the league’s premier superstar ignited speculations anew, writing: “Never let another ride your wave.”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’ Never let another ride your wave 🌊!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 8, 2017 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gilas battles China “He handled the situation exactly like he was supposed to,” Griffin shared. “He went to [Cavs owner] Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else. The absolute worst thing this guy could have done was pretend to be all-in and sink the ship from within. Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep01:40Filipinos 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES His post has been retweeted over 65,000 times, with most netizens acknowledging it as a direct shot at Irving’s wishes of playing elsewhere.Despite playing in the three straight NBA Finals since James’ return to Cleveland in 2014, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst revealed that Irving no longer wants to play second fiddle to LeBron.Cleveland, of course, is under no obligation to honor Irving’s request, since he is still under contract through 2018-19 before a player option in 2019-20.Meanwhile, in a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, former Cavs General Manager David Griffin praised how Irving managed the trade request.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBY INDRAWATTIE NATRAMScores of drainage cleaners of Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) Administration are still owed for work done and this is having a negative effect on their families and livelihood.A trench at Golden Fleece in Region TwoDrainage cleaners reported that they are owed for almost three months for the trenches they would have already cleaned and according to Region Two Regional Executive Officer, Rupert Hopkinson, all vouchers that were on his desk were signed.Those who spoke with Guyana Times related that they depend on the money to sustain their families and often when inquiries are made at the administrative level concerning payments they are being “pushed” around. The cleaners related that they are constantly faced with the issue and often have to incur additional expenses to travel back and forth to Anna Regina to solicit information.Expressing their frustration, since there is a lack of communication when actual payments would be made, and often the information filtered down is misleading.The issue of drainage cleaning was also raised at the recent Regional Democratic Council statutory meeting on 12 July, where the councillors were informed by Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt that numerous cleaners are still owed.Ramdatt said regularly the cleaners have been complaining about the non-payments and this is a recurring issue. He therefore asked the REO, Hopkinson, to comment since he is the accounting officer.In responding, Hopkinson said there is not an instance where vouchers are lying on his desk unsigned and alleged that most times the vouchers do not meet him. He said whenever vouchers are brought before him, he carefully verifies and then signs. He also said that the tendering process has become easier, once the works are approved then his signature is given, outlining that he is clueless why the issue of non-payment still exists among contractors.He also said that he has discovered that officers of the administration are seemingly hiding vouchers, thus frustrating the system. He also alleged that there are several discrepancies whereby drainage cleaners are paid and the trenches are not cleaned, describing the act as fraudulent.At that point, chairman Ramdatt said if they have staff in the system that are misleading them, then the REO is in a position to take disciplinary actions against them. He also instructed the REO to ensure that trenches are inspected before payments are made, to ensure proper accountability.The A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) councillor Naithram said that the non-payment of drainage cleaners has been raised numerous times at the RDC and there are often slow reactions. He said he cannot see why Head of Departments within the Administration are playing “blame games” and explained that the REO is in charge and should be responsible, adding that he cannot understand why the vouchers are not being processed in a timely manner.He commented that the process is frustrating others while families are suffering. The councillor said that during his visit to several backdams last weekend he observed that trenches were not cleaned according to specifications and called for closer monitoring from rangers, engineer and overseers.Drainage cleaners are paid $35 per rod.last_img read more

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first_img“The victims will not have to testify, which is difficult in these kind of matters, and society will be protected for a significant amount of time,” he said. Colocho is eligible for parole in five years. (818) 713-3329 SAN FERNANDO – A Sylmar High School soccer coach was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after his no-contest plea in January to sexually assaulting several boys, authorities said. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shari Silver handed down the sentence to Eduardo Colocho, 28, who worked at the high school for six years as an office clerk and assistant soccer coach. He was arrested in September on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student. In January, Colocho pleaded no contest to four felony counts, including sodomy of an unconscious victim and three counts of oral copulation of a person under 18. Colocho was originally charged with 15 felony counts and two misdemeanors. He allegedly assaulted 11 teens between 14 and 17 years old. Deputy District Attorney Michael Grosbard said he was satisfied with the sentence. 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

first_img0Shares0000Daniel James (C) is Manchester United’s joint-leading scorer this season with three goals © AFP / JOHN THYSPARIS, France, Oct 3 – Manchester United stuttered to a drab 0-0 draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League group stage on Thursday, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers conceded an injury-time goal in a 2-1 loss at Swiss side Young Boys.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team again struggled badly in attack and failed to test Alkmaar goalkeeper Marco Bizot to leave United still searching for a first away win since March. “The conditions were tough but I thought we did very well. It puts us in a good position,” said Solskjaer, whose side have scored just five goals in their last 10 away games.Academy product Brandon Williams was handed his first start for United, who saw teenager Mason Greenwood denied by a superb block from Ron Vlaar on 30 minutes.The game was played in The Hague, on an artificial surface described as “one of the worst” by Solskjaer, after a storm damaged Alkmaar’s home ground in August.United were without Paul Pogba after the midfielder aggravated an ankle injury against Arsenal on Monday. He was also left out of the France squad named Thursday by Didier Deschamps.Since their 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, United have failed to score more than once in any match.They rarely threatened in the Netherlands with substitute Jesse Lingard firing wide and Solskjaer reacting in disbelief when Marcus Rashford appeared to be chopped down in the penalty area.Owen Wijndal and Oussama Idrissi forced David de Gea into a couple of smart saves at the other end as the draw left United level on four points in Group L with Partizan Belgrade, who won 2-1 away to Astana.Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos put Rangers ahead just before half-time in Bern, but Young Boys levelled through Roger Assale before Christian Fassnacht grabbed a 93rd-minute winner for the hosts.Goals from Jens Toornstra and Rick Karsdorp gave Feyenoord a 2-0 home victory over Porto in a clash of former European champions in the other match in Group G.Willy Boly (1st-L) celebrates his last-gasp winner for Wolves in Istanbul © AFP / BULENT KILICWolves, in their first European campaign since 1980, rebounded from an opening loss to Braga as Willy Boly’s stoppage-time goal earned them a 1-0 win at Besiktas.“It’s huge for us. We don’t want to make up the numbers, we want to compete to win,” said Wolves captain Conor Coady.“We would have liked to have played better today but we won and that’s the most important thing.”Braga and Slovan Bratislava drew 2-2 to bump both sides up to four points at the top of Group K, while Austrian debutants Wolfsberg drew 1-1 at home to Roma in Group J.Arsenal host Standard Liege in Group F later while Celtic take on CFR Cluj, the Romanians who ousted them in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.Five-time Europa League champions Sevilla are also at home to APOEL.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“We don’t expect dogs to act like cats – we need to remember that our relatives are going to be our relatives and that’s not going to be different,” Spring said. At Hathaway-Sycamore’s Center for Grief and Loss program, Executive Director Joan Cochran emphasizes “just reminding people that what’s important is connection,” she said. For the children and families she sees, “I think that the stress causes them to be more sad,” she said, “and that the stress can alleviate itself or relieve itself if you connect with what’s important, and that’s helping another person.” Other tips to ease the blues – or prevent them from welling up in the first place – include getting enough rest and relaxation, avoiding dwelling on past disappointments or losses, and enjoying holiday food and drink in moderation. Mental-health assistance can also be reached, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s ACCESS line, (800) 854-7771. “We’re simply here to help,” Kondo said. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“Especially during the holidays, we see a lot of calls,” said Ken Kondo, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s ACCESS support line. “The other thing, too, is after the holidays we get a lot of calls because if they were in financial constraints beforehand, after the holidays that’s when the reality hits.” For others it can be family members, or the lack thereof, that can bring them down. “For many people, (the holidays) bring up images of how they wish things could be or how they wish they had been when they were growing up,” Spring said. “We’re really attracted to the idea of this being a warm and wonderful family experience.” “This can be particularly painful if it is not manifested,” he said. “Not everybody had a Norman Rockwell Christmas, and for many people, that’s sad.” Rather than letting that weigh you down, however, he suggests focusing on more reasonable expectations. For some, winter’s festivities are anything but merry and bright. The “holiday blues,” experts say, is no myth. “The holidays are very emotionally laden – so many people react strongly to them,” said Bruce Spring, a psychiatrist at Keck School of Medicine at USC. “We have ideas about how things should be, and when things aren’t the way we think they should be, we become upset, anxious, angry, guilty.” Dashed expectations are just the start. With all the office parties to attend, gifts to be bought and food platters to prepare, the winter months can also be fraught with stress and fatigue. last_img read more

first_imgPicture courtesy of Paddy McGrathGAA star Paddy McGrath has blasted Donegal County Council – over a pothole that almost put him off the road.The Ardara man took to Twitter last night, showing a picture of the pothole which blew a tyre and wrecked a wheel on his car.“It happened near Meenaroy,” Paddy later told Donegal Daily. “I was driving from Fintown to Letterkenny at the time and I hit the pothole and the tyre just burst.“I’m told I’m not the first to hit it and it makes you wonder why you pay all these taxes. It’s just a disgrace.”No-one from Donegal County Council was immediately available for comment last night.  GAA STAR PADDY BLASTS COUNCIL AFTER POTHOLE BLOWS TYRE IN HIS CAR was last modified: November 26th, 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:ArdaraPaddy McGrathpotholelast_img read more

first_imgAuthor Pearl HutchinsonLocal storyteller, Pearl Hutchinson has announced the launch of her latest book: ‘Behind The Wooden Counter’, regaling tales from her father’s country shop and reminiscing of times in Co Donegal.The book will be launched locally Stranorlar, Co. Donegal on the 17th November.Going all the way back to 1890, when her father’s shop was first opened, Pearl Hutchinson details how her father’s uncle built the shop and called it “Paradise House”, as it was his dream come true. Pearl also has a penchant for local history having been involved in some way or other for over 30 years. She is Chairperson of Kilrea local history group and has been instrumental in recording and publishing six books on the history of Kilrea in Co. Derry. On top of all this, Pearl is also Vice Chairman of the Coleraine branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society, and enjoys helping people retrace their family steps.Pearl goes on to explain: “Writing the book has been an incredibly nostalgic and emotional experience, I’m really happy I did it. I remember when calling into our shop to get the groceries was a more social experience, like when local men gathered in the shop on a Saturday night, getting groceries for the week ahead for their families.“I give talks right across the country from Bangor, Dungannon, Derry to Donegal and regale to various groups about times gone by. We chat about their local country shop and the goings on. These occasions don’t happen anymore, we have lost the personal touch of the local shop now that large supermarkets dominate town centres.“I wanted to hark back to days of old, when the local shop was a place to meet, talk and laugh. It has really taken me back to when I was a young girl. I just loved helping my father in the shop. I can still see him standing behind the wooden counter, behind him were rows and rows of sweetie jars and the bins that held the tea and sugar, in front of him stood the weighbridge on the counter. My father enjoyed talking and story telling but customer confidentiality was always paramount. I know he would be very happy to see this story being told today. “It’s also amazing when I tell my story, how others decide to journey down memory lane and tell their story. They do so with a big smile on their face,” adds Pearl.The book contains an incredible amount of detail about the locals, with a full list of the shop’s customers in the 1950s and 60s, which has been taken from the ledgers, which Pearl still owns. Pearl continues: “I’ve also included the list of shop suppliers, which ranges from Donegal, Sligo, Dublin, Derry to Limerick.”“The book focuses on the shop as the social hub of the area. If you think about it, many people didn’t have cars, and our customers were all country folk. Everyone knew each other, so bumping into someone at the shop sometimes turned into an hour-long chinwag! In the book, I’ve even discussed the introduction of electricity into the local area, which I remember created quite a buzz, excuse the pun!”The book, ‘Behind The Wooden Counter’ launches in Windmill Cottage at Hutchinson Engineering, 58 A Drumagarner Road, Kilrea, County Derry, on the 10th November 2014 at 7:30pm. It will be launched in County Donegal at the Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar, Co. Donegal on the 17th November at 7.30pm.To find out more information about ‘Behind The Wooden Counter’, search for the official Facebook page, which will contain more information about the Book Launch and where to buy the book. You can also contact Pearl Hutchinson on +44 (0) 28 2954 0517 or email Pearl at All profit from the sales of the book will be in aid of Helping Hands and Healing Hearts in the Philippines A member of Pearl’s extended family is an accident and emergency doctor and when possible he contributes his free time to this charity. It is hoped the monies will contribute to a new and much needed ambulance service.UNIQUE BOOK TO RECALL TIMES SPENT BEHIND A DONEGAL SHOP COUNTER was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:bookdonegalPearl Hutchinsonlast_img read more

first_img And Leinart delivered some critical comments of the current offense during an otherwise nondescript 51-24 rout of lowly Washington in front of 64,096 at Husky Stadium. Leinart praised the decision to go back to Chow’s preferred method of short, quick passes instead of the deeper balls that defined the first six games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We did the things we’ve done best the last couple of years,” Leinart said. “Sometimes we want to beat defenses right away and we don’t get in a rhythm. We do that instead of going with the three-step (dropback) stuff, the things we do best the last couple years.” He then added, “I just fell back on track. You finally establish a rhythm with completions by dumping the ball off and getting 10 yards. The first two games we did whatever we wanted and in a way, we got away from the stuff that got us here.” After weeks of less-than-Leinart-like performances, the Heisman Trophy winner completed 20 of 26 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns. OK, it was against Washington (1-6, 0-4) but even his teammates acknowledged the wisdom of returning to Chow’s philosophy. “We went back to the stuff that put us in this position and got us here in the first place,” tailback LenDale White said. Receiver Steve Smith, who along with receiver Dwayne Jarrett benefited most from the home-run attack, admitted, “It gets the quarterback more in sync and confident when he can dink the ball.” SEATTLE – That breeze blowing into Husky Stadium from Lake Washington was nothing compared to the sigh of relief USC quarterback Matt Leinart exhaled Saturday afternoon. No, the No. 1-ranked Trojans didn’t dodge an upset or win in anywhere near as compelling a fashion as last week’s classic against Notre Dame. But they rediscovered former offensive coordinator Norm Chow’s system, which brought equal satisfaction. center_img These remarks answered the season-long question of whether the Trojans’ offense changed under new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian. But before jumping to that conclusion, USC coach Pete Carroll weighed in, and naturally differed slightly, even though he changed the offense. Carroll said he wanted to get back to a shorter-pass offense earlier but penalties prevented the Trojans from running it. “To get into that rhythm, you can’t play with a bunch of mistakes,” he said. Penalties weren’t a problem Saturday, so it looked like 2004 or 2003 again when USC had the ball. The fullbacks and tight ends caught six passes and White even caught two passes. “We needed to make some changes and be back in the rhythm we know so well,” Carroll said. “We went overboard (against Washington) to make a rhythm be fast just to get everyone involved and feel that style. That doesn’t mean that we stop throwing the ball downfield, we just didn’t. We be believe so much in what we are doing, we just went back to the principles.” As an example of that quick-paced attack, USC scored 37 points in the first half on just 25 plays, including a Heisman-worthy 84-yard punt return from tailback Reggie Bush that saw him emerge from a group of Washington players, elude several tacklers and race untouched down the sideline. “I’ve been waiting to break one since the beginning of the year,” Bush said. “All I had to do is make a couple people miss.” In the span of seven minutes, USC went from trailing 10-7 to leading 34-10. Leinart threw three touchdown passes and Bush scored the other two. “One of our goals this week was for (Leinart) to relax and not worry about a lot of things. He wasn’t having fun,” Sarkisian said. “He wanted to have fun. We tried to keep it simple and go back to what works.” Jarrett caught three touchdown passes, including a one-handed stab in the third quarter that will compare to those made by Mike Williams and Dominique Byrd the past two seasons. Bush said USC (7-0, 4-0) wanted to send a message against the Huskies after nail-biters with Arizona State and Notre Dame in the past three weeks. “We wanted to make a statement and I think we made one that we were dominant,” Bush said. Unless you watched the defense closely. USC stopped the Huskies on three-plays-and-out only two times. Although Washington isn’t fooling anyone these days, the Huskies moved the ball effectively, as quarterback Isaiah Stanback completed 14 of 18 passes for 201 yards. This being Washington, however, Stanback also threw a lateral that was recovered by USC and fumbled a handoff, which led to two Trojan touchdowns. “It was somewhat of a lucky break,” USC nose guard Sedrick Ellis said of the turnovers. There was nothing to suggest USC’s defense isn’t still vulnerable. “We take punches but we’re still standing,” Ellis said. Carroll acknowledged the defense’s shortcomings. “We’re pasting it together a little bit but that’s OK, it’s keeping us up late at night,” he said. The one positive was converted cornerback Josh Pinkard, who replaced the injured John Walker and thrived enough for Carroll to say the safety’s move to cornerback would be permanent. “We might have gotten a little better there today,” Carroll said. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 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