Sheriff: “Some think we are going to the slaughterhouse”

first_imgThe Real Sociedad coach, Imanol Alguacil, hopes that his duel in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against Real Madrid will help them “to grow” and asked not to think about going “to the slaughterhouse” for the great moment he is living his rival, but “convinced” to be able to move to the semifinals.“For both good and bad, it is to grow and this team is growing, but they arrive at their best, I’ve already lost count of how many games they have been without losing and that speaks very well of Real Madrid, “Alguacil said at a press conference, The Gipuzkoan coach made it clear that they are “convinced” that they can pass the tie and that he has “the same responsibility” as Zinédine Zidane. “It is winning and moving to the semifinals. As a player I have never had this possibility and now is the time, it motivates me,” he said.The realistic coach said his team “must show that it is capable” of knocking down the Madrid team. “Not long ago we were able to win there”, he recalled in relation to the victory of just over a year ago, although he clarified that “everything has to be aligned.”“You have to be well tactically, have legs, faith, claw, passion, suffer in the moments when the ball is removed and the details in the areas,” he said, sure that the clash will be “different” than a few years ago. months in LaLiga Santander where they fell 3-1.In addition, he considered that the current streak of Real Madrid “is the merit of the coach, but also of the players.” “Zidane is an important part of what is happening to Real Madrid, but without the players little would have to do”he pointed out.On Martin Odegaard, who will live his second confrontation with the club he owns, the coach of the San Sebastian team sees him “as the same illusion and faith in winning as the rest.” “Everyone is aware of what this game means for them and for the club, that makes me calm,” he said.Finally, after not entering into any kind of arbitration controversy and acknowledging that the Valencian Mateu Lahoz, a collegiate of this Thursday, likes it, confirmed that he has Willian José after his frustrated march in the winter market. “He’s training well and if he hasn’t played it was because Isak is doing well, but it’s fine and quiet, “he settled. The technician ‘txuri-urdin’ recalled that they already knew from the draw that it would be a “difficult” crossing. “But in 32 years we have only been once in the semifinals and now we have the opportunity to be the second with a team that has excited in the first round. By desire and faith it will not be, it is a single game, at best stage and before the best team, which we love most. We are going with all the illusion, “he said.“Someone may think that we are going to the slaughterhouse, but we are always going to win. I am convinced that to them when the draw came they breathed because they had to play at home because if it had been the other way around … That speaks very well of our team, “Alguacil added.last_img read more

WATA CUMI Come Run targets $5m

first_imgMONTEGO BAY:The Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) is targeting $5 million at this year’s annual WATA CUMI Come Run, which takes place on Saturday at the Tryall Club.The charity 5K/10K, which will be powered by WATA, is the major fundraising activity to bolster the CUMI Trust, which assists in the rehabilitation of mentally ill persons in St James and its environs.Co-founder of CUMI, nurse Joy Crooks, is appealing to citizens to support the charity event as the committee aims to meet its goals.”For the past 24 years, CUMI has given its services, including medication, free of cost to persons with mental illness. We are happy to be able to host the event for the seventh year and are grateful for the support thus far. Each year, the Come Run plays a very important role in the sustenance of CUMI, and each dollar donated pays the monthly expenses to keep our doors open,” Crooks said.The donation for participating in the WATA Come Run is $4,500 and includes a signature Tryallbreakfast. Interested persons may visit the Running Events website at to sign up and the CUMI website ( for more information on the race and about the organisation.Since 1990, CUMI has rehabilitated thousands of mentally ill persons through strategic partnerships with community clinics, the regional psychiatric department and Type-V health centre and faith-based organisations in the Second City.CUMI’s Rehabilitation Day Centre, which was opened 14 years ago, aims to restructure the lives of persons living with mental illness by framing day-to-day activities in the hope of teaching them to regain a rhythm of life as they learn how to cope with managing their mental-health challenges.CUMI’s vision, added Crooks, is to “rehabilitate the individual and reunite them in the community with families, friends and, if at all possible, as productive individuals who can contribute to their own sustainability”.The run will be managed by Running Events and begins promptly at 7 a.m.last_img read more

No decision was made to close full operations – fmr HR director

first_img– decision in 2011 restricted to merger of LBI, Enmore factoriesFormer Human Resources director of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Jiram Petam has said thereFormer Human Resources Director of the GuySuCo Jiram Petamwere never any discussions in 2011 to close the entire La Bonne Intention (LBI) Sugar Estate, contrary to claims by management of GuySuCo.Pitam, director of Human Resource in 2011, tasked with the responsibility of dealing with all the HR and labour relations issues surrounding a successful merger of the LBI and Enmore factories, made this disclosure in a Letter to the Editor on Friday, after GuySuCo had claimed earlier that the decision to close the entire operations was made under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration in 2011.The Sugar Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Errol Hanoman said last week that in 2011, when the LBI factory was closed, the operations there were to be integrated with those at Enmore.However, he noted that the integration process had been stymied for a number of reasons over the years, and this led to there being two operational departments at the estates.These included the field workshop, mill dock, field lab, stores, and administrative office.“In 2011, the estates should have been properly integrated… so therefore, our move to close one of each of those listed things is just a continuation to the integration process which started in 2011,” Hanoman said.But Petam dispute Hanoman’s claims and noted that all discussions and decisions at that time were related purely to the merger of the factories at LBI and Enmore“Let me state before outlining the details that expose the reality of 2011 that it was never the intention of the company in 2011 to close any other operation beyond that of the LBI factory. It’s plainly misleading for the company to state that the ‘integration of the two estates was done in a haphazard manner, and as such was not properly implemented’, and that the integration process of the departments other than the factory started in 2011,” said Petam, who was well-respected by sugar workers during his tenure.He added that neither of the workers unions Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) nor the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) was engaged in any discussion other than that pertaining to the merger of the two factories in 2011.Petam explained that Paul Bhim, then CEO of GuySuCo (current Finance Director) on February 9, 2011, the “consolidation/merger” was discussed.During that meeting, he said, Yusuf Abdul, General Manager Technical Services sought through a documented presentation the board’s approval for “the deployment of the LBI factory staff after the factory ceases grinding operations to locations described in the foregoing”.The board then approved “the consolidation of LBI and Enmore Factories after the closure of the current crop at LBI. It is optional for employees to accept early retirement benefit. There shall be no imposition of severance or early retirement…” Petam said, reiterating that no decision was made to go beyond the factory.Petam said Bhim told another board meeting on March 22, 2011 that a decision was made at the time not to dismantle the LBI Factory until Enmore was operating well, highlighting that the then CEO did not venture beyond the factory.Union assuranceHe said the assurance to the unions that only the factory will be affected by the merger was in accordance with the board’s decision and was given at the February 22, 2011 meeting with GAWU an NAACIE.Petam said that if there was a need to merge all the other operating departments so that “the integration process” would not lead “to the detriment of the economics of EDE (East Demerara Estates)”, as claimed by the corporation, then Bhim, as CEO in 2011, and who is now a member of the Interim Management Committee, should have insisted that the board approved beyond the merger of the LBI Factory to include all the other operating departments. He did not.last_img read more

Northern BC Distance Education in Fort St. John selected for adopt a school program

first_imgThere is also “Tell a story, give a story” where you can also support without making a donation by sharing a short story on the online profile of a participating school. If the story is selected to be featured on the Adopt a School website, the Foundation will donate a book to that school’s library for free.The Adopt a School program is running from September 18th to October 9th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern BC Distance Education in Fort St. John has been selected as one of the recipients of the Adopt a School program.Coles in the Totem Mall will be fundraising for the school during the three-week event. With the money, the northern BC distance education will be able to revamp the library.Bert Ambrose Elementary and Robert Ogilvie Elementary in Fort St. John have their own fundraising pages on Online donations can be made through the website.- Advertisement -If you donate, schools will get 100% of the donations that are made at stores. They also receive all donations made online. Schools will receive 30% off all books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores.The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is offering a matching program for all online donations.It keeps getting better. With every $20 donation received (which is the value of two books), the school will receive a third book for free.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd fan stabbed in Paris after PSG match

first_img0Shares0000Man Utd fan stabbed in Paris after match against PSG. Photo/TEAMTALKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, March 8 – A Manchester United fan was stabbed after the club’s Champions League match in Paris on Wednesday night.United overcame a 2-0 first-leg deficit to knock Paris St Germain out of the competition with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes. The Foreign Office confirmed it was in contact with French authorities.A spokesman said: ‘We are in touch with the French authorities following an incident involving a British man in Paris on March 6 and stand ready to offer assistance if required.’The man was travelling in a taxi before being taken to hospital in the French capital and underwent surgery, according to Sky Sports News.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United target unhappy with bit-part Real Madrid role

first_img Denis Cheryshev Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev admits he ‘wants to play more’ as speculation grows over a January move to the Premier League.The Russian international has struggled to make an impact under Rafael Benitez this season after excelling on loan at Villarreal.And that has led to speculation linking the winger with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United.That looks even more likely after Cheryshev admitted ‘communication is poor’ with Benitez as he was called up by Russia for games with Portugal and Croatia.“You do everything for the better,” he told Marca.“This is what happened and I have no regrets. I have no problem with Benitez, but it’s true that communication is poor.“I don’t agree [that my morale is low as a result]. I’m in good spirits.“Of course you want to play more, but the situation isn’t easy. You have to be strong and look forward.” 1last_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY: Van Nuys Recreation Center will host a Black History Month event, “Lunch With Langston (Hughes),” noon-1 p.m., 14301 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 756-8131. A screening of the movie “The Second Serve” will be shown, 7 and 9 p.m., Egyptian Theatre’s Spielberg Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. For ticket information, call (323) 692-3431. The Kodak Theatre will present the Chinese Circus/Shaolin Monks show, 7:30 p.m., 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets: $22-$102. Show will run through Sunday. For information, call (323) 308-3636 or see The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer a six-week course titled “The Holocaust: A View from the Soul,” 8 p.m., 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Course fee: $65. To register, call (818) 991-0991 or visit AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty has said that proposals to reduce the Out-of-Hours GP service ‘NoWDOC’ is a Red line issue for Sinn Féin and has once again called on the HSE to reject the proposals.The NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.Deputy Doherty’s comments come ahead of a planned meeting tomorrow between the HSE, GP Clinical leads, Caredoc, and elected representatives regarding the controversial proposals to restructure and reduce the current NoWDOC service.Deputy Doherty said “When the proposals to scale back the current out-of-hours ‘Red-Eye’ service were first announced, I immediately wrote to HSE management in which I urged them not to reduce the service due to the profound impact which this would have on patients.” “It was following this that I, along with other elected Public Representatives, wrote to the HSE requesting that this meeting be held in order for a discussion to take place concerning these proposals as part of this on-going review process into Out-of-hour services in the County.”“At this meeting, which is due to take place tomorrow (Friday), I intend to make it perfectly clear that Sinn Féin cannot and will not support any measures which will ultimately see a reduction to out-of-hours GP care in Donegal.”“I will also be raising the very serious nature of the findings from a previous HSE report in which similar proposals to reduce the service were rejected by the HSE due to fears over how the plans would impact on patient care, service standards as well as access concerns.”“If previous proposals to restructure NoWDOC – which are strikingly similar to those on the table at the moment – were not supported by the HSE due to concerns the executive had over their impact on safety and service quality, then surely the HSE has no option but to reject these latest plans as well.” “In essence, this is very much a Red line issue for Sinn Féin and at tomorrow’s meeting – just like I did back a number of months ago – I will be demanding to know where exactly the HSE stands in relation to these proposals, and I will be once again calling on the executive to oppose any reduction to NoWDOC or indeed any other proposals which fail to put patient safety first.”NOWDOC CHANGES A RED LINE ISSUE FOR SINN FEIN – DOHERTY was last modified: September 17th, 2015 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:donegalNowDocPEARE DOHERTYSinn Feinlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal fisherman pleaded guilty to off-loading undersized oysters when inspected by officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland. Robert Allan, 52, Transallagh, St Johnston admitted to the offence when officials inspected his catch, that was being offloaded onto a lorry at Ballybegley Pier, Manorcunningham on the 13th of September 2013.The court heard how Mr Allan had 12 bags of Oysters ready to be offloaded, and three of those bags were randomly selected for inspection. Bag one contained a total of 286 Oysters, 30 of those Oysters were found to be under-sized, bag two contained a total of 271 Oysters, 60 of those were found to be under-sized, while bag three contained a total of 280 Oysters, with 48 of those found to be under-sized.The court heard how Mr Allan had always been assisted by his son when he fished Oysters, however shortly before this incident his son emigrated and Mr Allan was forced to employ his brother-in-law who was less experienced in this sector.All the catch was seized by the officials, and the Oysters were returned to Lough Swilly.Mr Allan admitted that he had taken his eye off the ball when it came to closely monitoring the catch and accepted his punishment.Judge Paul Kelly took into account that Mr Allan was a seasonal fisherman that fished from September to April, and that there was a significant financial loss when all his catch was returned to Lough Swilly.Judge Paul Kelly imposed a fine of €500 and gave Mr Allan six months to pay the fine.DONEGAL FISHERMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO OFFLOADING UNDER-SIZED OYSTERS was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

Beef Data and Genomics Programme running significantly behind target – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture and Food Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue TD says he is concerned at the participation rate in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP), introduced under the Fine Gael Government back in 2015.Deputy McConalogue said, “The latest parliamentary reply that I have received shows that there are 23,709 farmers enrolled in the BDGP I, while only 1,900 applied to BDGP II, giving a total of 25,609 farmers.“The Government set itself a target of 35,000 participating in the scheme when it was originally launched. The fact that there are nearly 10,000 fewer farmers participating in the scheme (-27%) is deeply concerning. “This clearly illustrates how farmers aren’t buying into the scheme due to the highly complex and heavily bureaucratic burden involved. This is evidenced by the fact that 5,230 farmers have withdrawn from the scheme to date.“In contrast, when Fianna Fáil was in Government, participation rates for the suckler cow scheme exceeded 40,000 farmers.“Furthermore, €21m remains unspent under allocated funding for BDGP in 2015 and 2016. It is an imperative that the Minister ensures that this underspend does not result in suckler farmers losing out on these vital funds. The full allocation under the scheme must be used within the current RDP window to 2020.“Suckler farmers continue to depend exclusively on direct payments for their livelihoods with the average annual income under €13,000 according to Teagasc. A €200 suckler cow payment remains a key policy for Fianna Fáil and we will continue to campaign for this to be achieved.” Beef Data and Genomics Programme running significantly behind target – McConalogue was last modified: July 26th, 2017 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:beefCharlie McConalogueDoneallast_img read more