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Schafer’s struggles

first_img LACKING QUALITY Former Rivoli and Waterhouse coach Calvert Fitzgerald was critical of the overseas-born players in the squad, arguing that they lacked real quality and add nothing to the team. “The Jamaica national team is mainly made up of players from England who play in the lower leagues. A lot of them not even start in the championship. So it simply means they could not be all that good. None of them can land a contract out of England,” he said. Powell has been singled out for his performances but Rudolph Speid, the former Kingston and St Andrew Football Association president and current technical director at Red Stripe Premier league campaigner Cavalier,was a little more forgiving. “The public is against Alvas not for his playing. Everyone is looking that he walked out of the team and got back without a minute suspension, but I don’t think he is a bad player. He has been found wanting, but he is young,” he reasoned, before giving his assessment of the team’s chances in their remaining two group games. “Panama has everything in their favour. They have the points, they have the goal difference, they are at home and physically, we cannot bully them, so it’s for the coach to choose the right tactics,” Speid said. “We will definitely need help from other teams, most notable from Costa Rica, and we have to be perfect in our two games.” Powell has also come under pressure for his lapses defensively, but Speid put his mistakes down to inexperience. Schafer was contacted yesterday, but declined to comment. Meanwhile, Jamaica sits third in their group on four points – three less than Panama, where they will travel to on September 2; and six behind leaders Costa Rica. Haiti, who will play in Kingston on September 6, are in last place on one point. Reggae Boyz head coach Winfried Schafer and his technical staff have been given a failing grade by local coaches, after the team’s unconvincing showing in recent times, underlined by poor results in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica. Defensive weakness, incorrect tactics, apparent discontent in the camp and the presence of what some have called substandard overseas-born players, are among the major issues mentioned. It has been suggested that the return of defender Alvas Powell to the fold – unpunished, after walking out on the team in the Gold Cup – is a cause of the contention within the squad. The team started well against ‘Los Ticos’ in the first game last week Friday, playing the best football they have played in some time and taking a 1-0 lead into the break. Costa Rica secured the equaliser for a 1-1 draw before outclassing the Jamaicans 3-0 in the reverse fixture. Former national assistant coach Bradley Stewart questioned some of Schafer’s choices, in particular his decision to keep defender Adrian Mariappa on the field in last Friday’s draw. “Mariappa got injured and the best thing he (Schafer) should have done is take Mariappa out and put in Jermaine Taylor, as a fit Taylor is as good as a fit Mariappa,” he said. “If you are a quality team you are expected to win your games at home, things are against you when you travel. It is always more difficult to beat a team at their yard that you cannot beat at your yard,” he stated in a grim outlook on the team’s chances to advance.last_img read more

I’m on the mend – Salah tells Egypt’s President

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah gives the Egyptian President an upbeat assessment of his recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final © Egyptian Presidency/AFP / HandoutCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 9 – Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi he is well on the road to recovery following a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.“The president was reassured on the health condition of the player ‘Mohamed Salah’, who affirmed that his condition is improving notably and that he is on his way to recovery, god willing,” presidency spokesman Bassam Radi said on Saturday. Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out of the May 26 Champions League final in tears clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.Salah has undergone treatment in Valencia, Spain, in the hope of playing a role in Egypt’s first appearance in the World Cup since 1990.He was included in the Egyptian squad announced on Monday.The Pharaohs will carry out their final training session in Egypt on Saturday night in Cairo before they travel to Russia on Sunday.On May 30, the federation had said Salah would be out for “not more” than three weeks, meaning he could miss Egypt’s opening World Cup Group A fixture against Uruguay on June 15.Egypt will then face Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

JOSE MOURINHO EXCLUSIVE: The Chelsea boss on Costa, Terry, Wenger and more!

first_imgJose Mourinho joined talkSPORT on Wednesday ahead of the new Premier League season.The Chelsea manager discussed Diego Costa’s fitness, John Terry’s future and his transfer window plans.He also reflected on his latest spat with Arsene Wenger and assessed his side’s chances of retaining their title.Listen to the interview with Mourinho in full by clicking on the link in the picture above.Exclusive – I would NEVER refuse a handshake with a rival! Jose Mourinho on Arsene Wenger snubExclusive – Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa’s fitness a worry for Chelsea ahead of new seasonChelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho reveals transfer window plans in talkSPORT interviewtalkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio commentary of Chelsea v Swansea on Saturday, kick-off 17.30last_img read more

Next year’s Rose Parade will be `good natured’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Given the downpour this year, the theme for next year’s Rose Parade – “Our Good Nature” – sounds like irony, or maybe a prayer. As in, Please be good. The incoming Tournament of Roses president, Paul Holman, announced the theme at Tournament House on Thursday morning. The theme is meant to evoke both the beauty of the natural world and the warmth of the community’s spirit, Holman said. It also has an obvious appeal to float-builders, who are used to designing animatronic pandas, fish and other animals. “You could go completely crazy with a nature float,” Holman said. “When we told some of the float-builders about this, they were just rubbing their hands.” A Berkeley graduate, Holman, 64, is a veteran of the financial services industry. He co-founded Admiral Mortgage Co. in 1987 and sold it a decade later. He is now retired. He joined the Tournament in 1978, eight years after moving to Pasadena from the Bay Area. “Two-thirds to three-quarters of my friends today are Tournament members,” he said. “They’re a wonderful group of people.” He and his wife Susan, a school teacher, will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year. They have two sons and a granddaughter, and are expecting two more grandchildren this year. Among Holman’s goals for the 2007 parade are to continue to court a larger TV audience. The 2006 parade featured “entertainment floats” with short performances designed to lure TV viewers. Next year, Holman said it will be important to ensure the broadcast is a tight two hours. The parade tends to run a bit longer than that, perhaps testing viewers’ attention spans. The Tournament also announced Thursday that Scott Jenkins, a partner at the law firm of Hahn & Hahn, has been named to the executive committee and will serve as president of the 2014 parade. Holman was executive vice president for the 2006 parade, which meant he was in charge of making sure it didn’t rain. “I goofed that up,” he said. At his induction ceremony Thursday night, Holman handed the new vice president, CL Keedy, a ceremonial umbrella. This year, for the first time, it had been taken out of the wrapping and re-wrapped. Our good nature had seen to that. gene.maddaus@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444last_img read more

CHIEF FIRE OFFICER CONDEMNS THEFT OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT DURING GORSE FIRES

first_imgDonegal’s chief fire officer has condemned an incident in which safety equipment was stolen while fire-crews battled gorse fires in West Donegal.Fire crews spent hours fighting the blazes in West Donegal in the early hours of this morning.However, it has been confirmed that safety lights put out between the Crolly and Loughanure areas for traffic calming were stolen. There has now been almost 100 fires in Donegal in the past two weeks.Acting Chief Fire officer Joe McTaggart appealed for those who took the safety equipment to return it.“The lights obviously have a value which comes from our budget but it is also the safety aspect to the situation.“A number of the lights were taken and because of a build-up of traffic in the area, this obviously poses a greater safety risk when they are taken. “We would appeal to whoever took the lights to return them or let someone know where they are so they can be collected,” he said.A total of 97 fires have been logged, the majority in the West Donegal areas of Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair and Falcarragh.There have also been major gorse fires in Fahan and Pettigo.Acting Chief Fire officer McTaggart said he does not believe that all the fires were started accidentally.“It is safe to say that my own personal opinion is that not all the fires started accidentally. “Our fire crews are retained fire officers in that many of them have day jobs also.“They have responded magnificently in recent days and are on constant call.“People have to remember that when they are called to these gorse fires, they are unable to call to other emergencies such as housefires,” he said.And he warned that with little rain forecast for the coming days for the north-west, the likelihood is for further gorse fires. “The underground conditions aided by an easterly wind makes it perfect conditions for more gorse fires.“We just have to hope for a prolonged period of rain,” he said.CHIEF FIRE OFFICER CONDEMNS THEFT OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT DURING GORSE FIRES was last modified: April 9th, 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)Tags:Acting Chief Fire Officer Joe McTaggartfiresafety lightstheftlast_img read more

Man pleads not guilty to setting fire to apartment block

first_imgA young Letterkenny man has pleaded not guilty to setting fire to an apartment block.Sean Strain, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where a jury was sworn in for the case. Mr Strain denies arson at Westside Apartments on November 25th, 2016.The witnesses in the case include apartment resident Martin Toye and his aunt Kathleen Gibbons who was visiting him at the time of the fire.Strain, of Ros Suile, Oldtown, Letterkenny pleaded not guilty to the only charge put before him.Judge John Aylmer swore in a jury today and the case, which is expected to be heard tomorrow (Fri), is expected to last just one day.Man pleads not guilty to setting fire to apartment block was last modified: December 8th, 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:arsondonegalnot guiltySean Strainlast_img read more

Slideshow: President Zuma in London (2)

first_imgSee also: Slideshow: President Zuma in London (1) 4 March 2010: The second day of South African President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to the UK included talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a meeting with the England and South Africa football captains, and a trip to Wembley Soccer Stadium. Click arrow to play slideshow, or view the photoset on Flickr.last_img

Play Your Part Episode six: synopsis

first_imgIn the sixth instalment of the 26-part Play Your Part TV Series, viewers will get to hear the inspiring stories of Lainey Trequesser, the Kader Asmal Fellowship and Professor Thabo Msibi. Tune in this Saturday at 18:00 on SABC 2 and get ready to be inspired.Catch Professor Thabo Msibi along with Ambassador Liam MaGabhann and Lainey Trequesser on episode six of the Play Your Part TV Series this Saturday at 18:00 on SABC 2. Get ready to be inspired. (Image: Supplied)Play Your Part reporterPlay Your Part returns to your screen this Saturday. Episode six is jam-packed with positive vibes as we look at how people are playing their part in making South Africa a better place.In this instalment of the 26-part Play Your Part TV Series, viewers will get to hear the inspiring stories of Lainey Trequesser, the Kader Asmal Fellowship and Professor Thabo Msibi.Viewers can catch episode six on SABC 2 at 18:00 on Saturday 14 October.Education is the order of the dayHere’s a run-down of what to expect this Saturday:Lainey TrequesserFounder of the South African association Musiquelaine, Lainey Trequesser aims to bring about a change for the better in the lives of youth in disadvantaged communities. By harnessing the healing and transformative potential of music, Trequesser works tirelessly to make a lasting difference.Kader Asmal FellowshipSet up in 2012 in honour of the late Professor Kader Asmal, the foundation actively drives the development of promising South African youth through its scholarship programme. Liam MacGabhann, the Irish ambassador to South Africa, talks about the programme that offers masters level students the opportunity to study a range of strategically-important disciplines in Ireland.Professor Thabo MsibiThough he’s only 34 years old, Professor Thabo Msibi is already the dean and head of the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The professor believes that critical thinking and creativity is vital in our education system for any student to succeed.Catch all three of them this Saturday and be inspired to play your part in creating a better South Africa.Watch the show, join the conversationThe Play Your Part TV Series is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.last_img read more

Saying No to Small Things

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now I love people. I always have. So when people ask me for help, I automatically want to say “yes.” It’s easy to end up with no margin in your life if you say “yes” to everyone and everything all of the time. I know this.But it’s hard to say “no.” It doesn’t feel good. It often feels like you deny someone the help that they need, especially when you know you can make a difference.By saying “yes” to everything, or everyone that asks for something from you, you are saying “no” to the most important things in your life. You can mistakenly swap your priorities for everyone else’s priorities because you don’t want to tell them “no.”Before you give up the time you need for your priorities, ask yourself these questions.Is this something that is aligned with my priorities now? If what you are being asked to do is aligned with your highest priorities, it makes sense to say “yes.” But that isn’t often the case or none of us would be as busy as we are now. If what you are being asked to do isn’t aligned with your highest priorities, you shouldn’t invest your limited time there.Is this something that might be better suited for someone else because it is aligned with their priorities? A lot of the time you are asked to do something that isn’t for you, but is perfect for someone you know. Sales technology companies continually ask me for help bringing their products to market. That isn’t my space, and it isn’t aligned with my priorities at all. But I have a friend, Miles Austin, who has that very outcome as his highest priority. A “no” from me is a “yes” for Miles. You create a lot of value connecting people who need each other.Do I have the margin to say “yes” without putting my priorities at risk? Look, if you have the margin to help people without sacrificing your real priorities, by all means say “yes.” But remember that when you say “yes” to small things you are saying “no” to bigger things. Saying “yes” to small things is never a good tradeoff. Most of us are too busy because our lives are cluttered with way too many small things that we feel we have to do. If you think I am wrong, just look at all of the emails in your inbox. Saying “no” protects the margin you need for the things that mean the most to you.You can’t ask yourself if your help would be valuable. If you are being asked, it is because the person asking believes your help is valuable. But that doesn’t mean you should say “yes.”Robin Dunbar’s research suggests that human beings are capable of maintaining roughly 150 relationships. Some people might be able to maintain 225, but they are the rare exceptions. If you haven’t read Gene O’Kelley’s Chasing Daylight, pick it up. You’ll quickly realize that the small circle of friends and family are what’s most important in life. And then you’ll start finding a way to give yourself more time for what matters most.last_img read more

Akhilesh bats for SP over school bags gaffe

first_imgJumping into the matter, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has expressed his wonder over how school bags bearing his photograph were being distributed in Gujarat by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.“The question is how are bags from U.P. being distributed in Gujarat,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said, reacting to the embarrassing gaffe by the Gujarat government.The Gujarat Education Department has distributed thousands of school bags bearing Mr. Yadav’s picture in the tribal district of Chhota Udepur. The matter came to light on Tuesday.The bags were distributed to newly enrolled students in government-run primary schools. The BJP-ruled state has already ordered a probe to ascertain how the bags landed in Gujarat, even as social media users ridiculed the incident.Taking to Twitter, Mr. Yadav used the incident to flaunt the achievements of his government, which lasted from 2012 to 2017. “They have used stickers to hide the picture [Mr. Yadav’s] but the work and colours of the Samajwadis are still clear,” Mr. Yadav said.SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said the BJP was so overwhelmed by the development and welfare work done by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government that they were merely changing the names of schemes started by him and projecting them as their achievements.last_img read more