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first_imgAthletic-Valencia (11:00 hours)Athletic wants to get up after a negative streak in which he is immersed. Those of Villacampa add two draws and one defeat in the last three games and, at home, seek to recover the good feelings. Facing a much needed Valencia. Irene Ferreras have been nine days without winning with only three draws tied and have the descent only two points away. The casualties will once again be protagonists in the Valencianistas.Espanyol-Madrid CFF (11:00 hours)Espanyol, who will have two new faces after the recent signings, wants to continue dreaming of salvation and for this they only need to win a Madrid CFF also in need. Ferron’s have not won so far this year and adding the three points would be an important injection of morals. Madrid CFF, meanwhile, will try to repeat victory like the one he won last week against Athletic. The new faces of this winter market have given another air to the Madrid team. Seville-Sporting Huelva (11:00 hours)Another duel at the bottom of the table. The people of Huelva are only two points away from the descent while the Sevilla are three. The winner will take off a little from the bottom of the table and move a direct opponent away. Those of Antonio Toledo, which comes from two defeats in a row, will already have several of the winter reinforcements available. Sevilla, meanwhile, achieved a meritorious draw last week against Atletico, which has lifted the morale of those of Toro that, despite this, chain four days without winning.Granadilla-DeportivoDeportivo wants to continue maintaining his pulse in the fight for the high part and for this he visits the complicated field of La Palmera. The Tenerife, which have been greatly reinforced in the winter market, also premiere technical, Francis Diaz. The Tenerife, five of the descent, can not get confused to maintain the margin and also want to continue their good moment after two games without losing. The Depor, which comes from beating Betis, is eight from second place but with one less game and they continue to prove that they are the great revelation of the team.last_img read more

first_imgThe ERTE of Barcelona, ​​Alavés and Espanyol will be retroactive. In other words, their salary will be reduced by 70% from the start of the Alarm State (March 15) until it ends. Barcelona was the first club to announce it. He did so on March 26 after several days of negotiations with the players and workers. A few days later, the Catalan team announced that they accepted the 70% salary reduction so that the employees of the non-sports staff of the entity affected by the ERTE did not have to be affected.In the case of Espanyol, the ERTE only affects the club’s sports squad, from youth to the men’s and women’s first team.. Alavés, meanwhile, announced the ERTE on March 27, and that it will affect both its football and basketball sections (Baskonia). A measure in which almost a thousand employees have been implicated.Waiting for approval, is Atlétcio de Madrid, who could receive it tomorrow. In addition, in Second they have also requested Las Palmas, Zaragoza, Racing and Ponferradina. While they could follow the path of Betis, that of agreeing to a salary reduction with the players, other teams such as Athletic, Valencia and Valladolid. The Ministry of Labor has already authorized the first ERTEs among professional football clubs. Barcelona, ​​Alavés and Espanyol have already received the good from the authorities corresponding to the request for the Temporary Employment Regulation File that they did a few weeks ago before the stoppage of the competitions and the income was paralyzed. Pending there are other teams, such as Atlético, to also authorize them to carry it out among their workers.As already counting AS, ERTE are a way that LaLiga has urged in recent days for the First and Second Division clubs to apply. The reason lies in the lack of income from the clubs due to the halt of the competitions. With these measures they want the soccer industry to be the least resentful. “It is necessary to adopt these measures in view of the serious economic crisis generated by COVID-19,” he explained in a statement from the employers. This option is not the one that is most liked by the footballers union AFE, since they consider a better option the lowering of salaries agreed between locker rooms and clubs. Way that teams like Betis have followed.last_img read more

first_imgTwenty local coaches started the fourth Netball Jamaica (NJ)/University of Technology (UTech) Level 1 coaching course at the weekend.Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica, said her organisation was pleased to be staging another course. She said that the impact on the sport has been tremendous to date, and mentioned that the new head coach of the Under-21 squad, Christopher Smart, is a graduate of the course.President of the International Netball Federation Molly Rhone lauded the participants for taking the step to invest in themselves. She said netball could only get better with better-trained coaches right across the board.Smart, who graduated from the course in 2012, endorsed it while saying that it had made him a better coach. Since then, he has won two competitions and is a force to be reckoned with in the Berger Elite League as coach of the St. Catherine Racers. He was recently appointed head coach of the Under-21 training squad that is in preparation for the 2017 World Youth Netball Championships in Botswana.high hopesOne of the participants, Delroy Johnson, coach of Holy Childhood High School, said that he expected to become a better coach at the end of the course based on the scientific methods to be taught. He added that he hopes the course will help him to achieve his school’s dream of winning the national championship this year.Dr. Kamilah Hylton, acting dean of the Faculty of Science and Sport at UTech, said that she was ecstatic to be hosting the course another time.”We believe that the two (science and sport) are married, so for it to be held here, we are absolutely delighted to be a part of such an event.”The course will run for six weeks, all day Saturday and Sunday. Some of the topics to be taught include nutrition, anatomy, sport psychology, fundamentals of netball skills, sport management, among others. The participants will sit a theory and a practical examination at the end of the six weeks.Kim Mair, chief executive officer of the Joan Duncan Foundation/JMMB Group (new sponsor), said that her organisation was on board to support the development of the sport of netball. The other sponsors are the International Netball Federation, Netball Jamaica Foundation, Supreme Ventures, and Jamaica National.last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenixcenter_img The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released. MOST READ Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing PLAY LIST 01:55Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgThe management and staff of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) wish to express condolences to the husband, children, relatives and friends of the late Abiola Gomes.“NAREI is saddened by her passing, which has left a hole in the hearts of colleagues, farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector,” a release from the Institute stated.Gomes joined the Ministry of Agriculture on February 2, 1998, as a Crop Reporter and was absorbed by NAREI on August 2, 2011. She was appointed as a Crop Extension Assistant in 2011.She effectively and efficiently serviced farmers operating on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.“Gomes was a reliable staff, good organiser, and very conversant with the farmers…She contributed significantly to the development of agriculture on the Highway…She will be sadly missed,” Dr Oudho Homenauth said.NAREI will be covering the wake and funeral expenses for the late Abiola Gomes.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Elections Commission (NEC) has taken a number of highly proactive initiatives in preparation for Liberia’s historic forthcoming 2017 presidential and general elections. Last Sunday NEC’s Acting Chairman, Counsellor Sarah Findley-Toe, took the momentous step in launching the countdown to October 10, 2017, when the presidential and general elections are scheduled to be held.Acting Chairman Findley-Toe also displayed NEC’s very attractive and symbolic new logo, a “see through,” or a highly transparent ballot box intended to highlight NEC’s corporate image as an independent electoral management body.Said she, “This represents transparency and an electoral process in which all voters can freely elect their leaders in a free, credible and transparent manner.”NEC has also taken a series of dramatic and visionary initiatives to get its image across worldwide. It has first reconstructed its website, leveraging technology platforms that are relevant and efficient. Determined not to be left behind by any other electoral body worldwide, NEC has launched new social media platforms—Facebook and Twitter—designed “to present a whole new paradigm (concept, model) for effectively disseminating civic/voter education messages to the public as the country moves closer to the 2017 elections.”“In an era of greater transparency and authenticity,” Acting Chair Findley-Toe continued, “social media is rapidly delivering a new standard of interaction among people, thus motivating the launch of the Commission’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.”She commended the Liberian media’s continued partnership with NEC, and called on them to continue to disseminate effectively information about all aspects of the electoral process to the public as the Commission strives to extend civic voter education messages to the public, to ensure the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2017.We commend NEC for embarking upon this bold and up-to-date communication strategy being employed as it undertakes its advance work toward the ensuing elections.We at the Daily Observer, and we are certain the rest of the Liberian media, are aware of the importance and urgency of these preparatory initiatives and are prepared to do all we can to assist NEC in disseminating its messages to the people, in order to prepare them for these all important impending elections. Let us, meanwhile, remind NEC that it is a Liberian government institution, and that most GOL agencies, not necessarily NEC, are in a consistent habit of delaying payments to the media for legitimate work done for the said Ministries and Agencies. Last month, after years of delayed action in the face of mounting debts owed by GOL to the media, outgoing Finance Minister Amara Konneh, on his last day in office, approved media payments authenticated by Information Minister Eugene Nagbe. But guess what! No sooner had Minister Konneh sent the payment approval down stairs than the Deputy Minister James Kollie quickly announced that there was “no money to pay the media.” This has been a habitual tendency of this government, which increasingly appears to be a deliberate attempt to strangulate the media—small businesses all—that have so many expenses, including fuel for their own generators, providing their own water, buying films, inks, newsprint and plates; purchasing gadgets and maintaining transmitters for the electronic media; and paying salaries and other expenses. How do we meet all these expenses when our biggest customer, the Government of Liberia, fails to settle its indebtedness to us? Yes, the media knows that it is its civic and patriotic responsibility to give NEC all the encouragement and promotion necessary to ensure that the 2017 elections—indeed all elections—are held in a free, fair, credible and transparent manner. But the government of President Sirleaf needs to understand that there is a symbiotic (interdependent) relationship between government and the media. We need each other to keep this small country of ours going. The new trajectory of tracking GOL’s media spend through the Ministry of Information now makes it rather simple for the Ministry of Finance to disburse payment without going through a tedious vetting process. We call on the new Finance Minister, Boima Kamara, to make it one of his prime duties to cooperate with the media by ensuring that GOL pays them on time, while we appeal to President Sirleaf to encourage her officials to pay the media what they owe us and do so expeditiously. Madam President, we are hurting, to the point of suffocation. On a more URGENT note, the President, the Finance Minister Kamara and Information Minister Nagbe must know that the media folk are very worried that if we do not get paid our outstanding bills before June 15, when the GOL fiscal year ends, these current bills will go into recession and Heaven knows what that might mean. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 3. Robinho: Real Madrid to Man City – Chelsea were said to be close to buying the Brazilian trickster, so when City swooped in 2008 it felt more like the club’s new owners had panicked and paid Real Madrid £32m just so they could land a big name. Robinho was the first of the new money bags era, but his Brazilian style was more Fred than Ronaldo and he was eventually sold to Milan in 2010, with the player claiming it was hard to adapt to English football. Click the arrow to see five infamous Premier League panic buys – Mario Balotelli was bought in a panic, according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, so how does he compare to other Premier League panic buys… 6 1. Andy Carroll: Newcastle to Liverpool – You’ve got £50m in your pocket and need to act fast in order to replace Fernando Torres, who scored 81 goals in 142 games for you. Liverpool’s answer was to spend £35m on inexperienced Newcastle striker Andy Carroll after Chelsea’s capture of Anfield hero Torres for £50m, with the Reds narrowly managing to beat the transfer deadline in January 2011. No club came out of it well, except for Newcastle, of course. Carroll scored six goals in 44 league games before he was sold to West Ham in 2013. 4. Roman Pavlyuchenko: Spartak Moscow to Tottenham – Spurs had sold Dimitar Berbatov to Man United and Robbie Keane to Liverpool in 2008 and were in need of someone who could score goals. In an interview in February, former Tottenham manager Juande Ramos claimed he asked chairman Daniel Levy for David Villa or Samuel Eto’o, but got Pavlyuchenko in at the last minute. He wasn’t a total flop, though, scoring 14 goals in all competitions in his first season. When he was sold to Lokomotiv Moscow in 2012, he managed 42 goals in 113 games. 6 6 6 6 Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher thinks £16m striker Mario Balotelli will not be at the club next season, calling the summer signing a panic buy.The Italy international has scored just one goal for the club since his arrival late in August, joining a host of other new players following the sale of Luis Suarez.“They bring in Balotelli late on – it’s obviously a panic,” Carragher said.Here, talkSPORT looks at other club’s panic buys. 2. Marouane Fellaini: Everton to Man United – Time was running out for Man United to reinforce their midfield in 2013. Having seen their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara shut down, manager David Moyes decided against looking for the next best thing and bought Marouane Fellaini from Everton. Moyes, having left the Toffees earlier that summer, was aware Fellaini had a £23.5m release clause in his contract, but the deadline for that expired on 31 July and as the end of the transfer window approached, United splashed out a mouthwatering £27.5m. With 26 Premier League appearances to date, Fellaini has been made the scapegoat for a lot of the club’s failings, but he was the saviour against West Brom when his goal, two minutes after coming on, drew United level in a 2-2 draw. 6 5. Mikel Arteta: Everton to Arsenal – While some fans on social media lambast Arteta, his last minute transfer in 2011 looks like good business. The midfielder was appointed club captain at the start of the season and although he is no Cesc Fabregas – the current Chelsea man had joined Barca a few weeks earlier – he has displayed his worth and dedication to the club. Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos were bought and Yossi Benayoun joined on loan. last_img read more

first_img1 Moussa Sissoko Napoli have registered an interest in signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.The French midfielder has been linked with moves abroad in the past but has remained loyal to Newcastle despite their struggles in recent seasons.According to L’Equipe, Serie A leaders Napoli are the latest side to try and lure Sissoko away from St James’ Park but a move this month still appears unlikely.The report suggests Newcastle have put a £27m price tag on Sissoko’s head, while the player is also keen to remain in the Premier League as he tries to secure a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad.Napoli are now considering whether to stump up the cash for the 26-year-old this month or bide their time and wait for a better deal in the summer.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He is a former director of planning and building services for the city of Santa Clarita and worked as a planner for West Hollywood and Kaiser Permanente. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy Planning and Development and served as a planning commissioner in West Hollywood. He became a certified planner in 1990. A longtime member of the APA, Lambert has been active at the state and local levels within the association. Lambert, who lives in Sherman Oaks, received his bachelor’s degree from Clark University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from USC. He serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Los Angeles District Council executive committee, and is a board member and former president of the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former Santa Clarita planning chief Jeff Lambert has been elected to a four-year term on the board of the American Planning Association. Lambert, whose service takes effect June 6, will represent a region that includes California, Nevada and the Pacific U.S. territories. The association is a 39,000-member organization committed to planning communities. The 13-member board sets the association’s policy direction and strategic goals. Lambert is owner of Lambert Consulting, a private firm that provides planning, government and community relations, strategic planning and mediation services. He frequently represents developers planning projects in Santa Clarita. last_img read more

first_imgA childcare worker is seeking damages after being dismissed and then reinstated to a creche.Ms Laura Johnston was dismissed as an employee at Letterkenny Community Childcare Centre.It had been claimed that Ms Johnston had been negligent in her care. The case revolved around an incident in which a child was left outside the creche for a ten minute period while in Ms Johnston’s care in March 2011.However, after internal hearings, Ms Johnston was reinstated.Letterkenny District Court heard this week how, upon returning to her post, her life was made a misery by some staff members who claimed she had covered up the incident.The central element of the case for Ms. Johnston was that she had been left as sole suitable qualified adult childcare worker to supervise the readmission indoors of no less than 12 toddlers, one of whom was only 18 months old, the remainder being within the two to three age category. Under the relevant pre-school childcare statutory regulations of 2006, the legal maximum ratio of qualified care workers to children aged one to two years is 1:5. The ratio in the case of children aged two to three years is 1:6.As one of the children was under two years in this case, the case was made on behalf of Ms. Johnston that the applicable ratio on the date of the incident, the 22nd March, 2011, was 1:5. These ratios are set down in statutory regulations in the interests of child safety.Evidence was given on behalf of Ms. Johnston by Ms. Eileen O’Hanlon of the Pre-school Childcare Office of the H.S.E., the office responsible for enforcing childcare safety standards in such pre-school centres.Ms. O’Hanlon testified that, on the basis of the unchallenged evidence that the court had already heard with regard to the readmission indoors of the children, their safety had been compromised by Letterkenny Community Playgroup Childcare Centre Ltd, in leaving her as sole qualified childcare worker to supervise the safe readmission indoors of the 12 toddlers.Ms. O’Hanlon confirmed in evidence that the co-ordinator of the centre was responsible to ensure that the ratios were observed, and that the co-ordinator in charge of the centre on the relevant date was Ms. Geraldine Burke. After hearing the evidence Judge Paul Kelly said he will make a decision on the case in two weeks time and contact all parties.In her action against her former employers Ms.Johnston is seeking damages for what she alleges is breach of contract, negligence, breach of statutory duty and bad faith in the manner in which her employers allegedly sought to “scapegoat” her for the incident, and for having pursued disciplinary proceedings against her, despite having permitted her be left as sole qualified childcare worker to ensure the safe readmission indoors of at least twice the statutory maximum number of toddlers consistent with child safety and after her solicitor, Cathal Quinn, had raised this in her defence during the initial investigation hearing conducted by Ms Burke. After that hearing ended, and her solicitor had left the room, Ms Burke informed Ms Johnson that she had made things very much worse for herself by having engaged a solicitor. Ms Johnson was dismissed following the subsequent disciplinary hearing.Following an appeal under her employers’ internal appeal procedure, her dismissal was lifted, but the original finding of “gross misconduct” was replaced only by one of alleged “serious misconduct”.Ms. Johnston refused to accept this finding on her return to work on the 26th of April, 2011, when Ms. Burke informed her that the mother of the child who had accidentally been left outside on the 22nd of March had stated that she did not want Ms Johnston to have any further involvement with her son, and that Ms Johnson was being assigned to another part of the centre. Ms Burke had a note taker present during this interview, which she commenced by formally reading the internal appeal panel finding to Ms Johnston, adding that she would continue to have a note taker present to record all future meetings with her.Ms Johnston claimed that she had found her experience on her return to work so humiliating and upsetting that she was never afterwards able to return to work. A Dept of Social Welfare medical examiner had certified in February 2012 that she remained incapable of work. Ms Johnson stated that after the way she had been treated she could never again work at the centre, and that it would be pointless to attempt to obtain work with any other pre school childcare centre in the county, even if she was well enough to do so, while she remains subject to the finding of serious misconduct by her former employers, which finding Mr. Quinn contended was completely unjustified in the circumstances.Ms O’Hanlon had also stated in evidence that the readmission of toddlers indoors was a “critical” time, during which the statutory minimum ratio of childcare workers to toddlers should have been adhered to. It was contended on behalf of the centre that Ms Johnston had been left on her own at that time only for a brief period while a colleague went to the kitchen to fetch the childrens’ lunches, to which Judge Kelly remarked that even a period as brief as “thirty seconds could be an eternity where a child’s safety is concerned.”Following the failure of her employers to remove the finding of serious misconduct against Ms Johnston, she has also had her solicitors initiate a constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, which is expected to take a day and a half at hearing. At its preliminary hearing on the 2nd of May in Letterkenny the Tribunal adjourned the hearing of the substantive issue until the 3rd and 4th of October next in Letterkenny. The employer company defended the District Court action and is also contesting the constructive dismissal claim.Donegal Daily unreservedly apologises to Ms Johnson for the inaccuracies and shortcomings of its report of her case posted on the 3rd of May,and for the resulting upset and embarrassment caused her. In particular, it is accepted that Ms Johnson did not state in evidence that she was negligent in having accidentally left one child outside, or for having failed to see him when he was out of her sight in a recessed doorway in an outdoor play area, whilst she was engaged in readmitting the children indoors by another door, as instructed by her supervisor before the latter went on her lunch.Donegal Daily further accepts that in light of the expert evidence of Ms O’ Hanlon on the subject of the statutory ratios, and her conclusion that the toddlers’ safety had been compromised by the failure of Ms Johnson’s employers to observe those ratios on the occasion in question, Ms Johnston cannot be considered to have been in any way negligent towards any of the toddlers in her care on that occasion, and regrets any inference in its previous report to the contrary. Readers are requested to disregard entirely the report of this case posted on the 3rd of May.DONEGAL CHILDCARE WORKER WAS LEFT IN CHARGE OF 12 CHILDREN COURT HEARS was last modified: May 4th, 2013 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)last_img read more