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New Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts, says there will be no honeymoon period for his administration after he was elected to local football’s top post at the annual general meeting and voting congress at the JFF secretariat yesterday. However, he revealed that he is fully aware of the challenges facing the federation and he is confident the personnel within the ranks can move Jamaica’s football forward. “This is no honeymoon and I am very much aware of the challenges that we will face going forward. But I am absolutely sure that we have the machinery, we have the personnel that will do the repair job that is necessary,” he said. Ricketts said in the absence of the late Captain Horace Burrell many things went quiet, but insists they are ready to move again and take the sport forward. “We feel we have the full support of the board of directors and I hope we have a very positive impact going forward, and from what we have seen, there are good things on the horizon. We cannot speak of any particular arrangement, but we are working and we do hope that in short order, we will see positive change,” he said. Throughout the campaign, Ricketts’ opponent, Stewart Stephenson, received popular support. However, the new president said life is about proving your detractors wrong and he and his administration will be working to prove his doubters wrong. “Who am I that I should have no detractors? This is an election and not everybody can vote for you in an election so you are going to have detractors. So now we must work and prove our detractors wrong. We have a mandate from our directors and we will be fulfilling our mandate … and with the staff we have, plus the directors, we are pretty confident we can do a good job,” he continued. “I am a parish president and I know the challenges of the presidents, and based on my experience and the number of times I was exposed by the late Captain Burrell, I believe I have the credentials and the support to do well. But we must work together as a family in the interest of building football. We must work with the parish presidents and improve the support to the parish and once you improve support to the parishes you will improve your team and administrators. “But each component of the game will be addressed under this new administration – refereeing, coaching and administration. And we must end up with a better product, because once we have a product of high quality, then we become more marketable,” he reasoned.
Dear Editor,It was quite interesting to read, on June 28, 2017, an article which reported that Government-appointed sugar salesman Wesley Kirton said that several foreign-owned companies have expressed interest in investing in the sugar industry. Mr Kirton mentioned, among other things, that there is talk about investment in a sugar refinery to tap the lucrative Caribbean market.In a previous letter, I did share with the Guyanese public a GuySuCo document in which the sugar company advised the Government to inform investors about the potential for sugar refining, and the windfalls that can be had in engaging in it. Clearly, from Mr Kirton’s statements, the investors have been advised, and they are naturally enthused. It is saddening that the State-owned sugar company is operating in such a hand-in-glove manner, especially when that windfall rightly and correctly belongs to Guyana and Guyanese. The article goes on to say that among the interested parties is US-multinational American Sugar Refiners (ASR), one of its subsidiaries being Tate and Lyle. ASR was a name, I understand, being among those interested in acquiring Skeldon, but they were seeking a straw buyer to make the purchase on their behalf à la D. Rampersaud of Trinidad and Tobago.ASR, I was also made to understand, had meetings abroad with very high Guyanese officials. One can’t help but wonder whether any pact has already been sealed.ASR also has some interests in Booker Tate. The latter had managed GuySuCo in the past; and also, through a separate contract, had managed the design and supervision of the Skeldon factory as well as the accompanying agricultural expansion. Their ‘experts’ had approved and signed off on all works and components delivered and installed at Skeldon. Many are aware that the current GuySuCo CEO, who, according to what I read in the press, is exorbitantly paid, was at one time a senior Booker-Tate official. The point here is that we see the entrance of ASR into the fray at the same time when one of its former senior officials heads the Corporation. Well, it does seem that the puzzle is slowly coming together, and the picture is becoming clearer. One cannot help but see what is apparently a well-rehearsed and very much laid out plan, that would see billions of dollars rightly belonging to GuySuCo and Guyanese being siphoned off to aristocrats in foreign lands.If my memory serves me right, wasn’t national ownership of sugar in the mid-70s; after independence, one of the high points of the LFS Burnham Administration? Well! Well! Well!Yours truly,Patricia Persaud
He left his mark on so many things: Nose smudges on the passenger window of my VW, some gnawed wood on a window sill at home. But he left the biggest mark on my heart. Dogs burst into our lives with untamed abandon, challenging our patience as they manage to win us over with muddy-paws, wet noses – and unwavering devotion. And when it’s time to say goodbye, they absolutely break your heart. Pilgrim was an intense, high-strung dog, an Australian shepherd who was an obsessive ball fetcher. He was driven in his spare time to protect us from all manner of urban threats – mail carriers, squirrels, skunks and gardeners. He was, as they say, a handful. With a typical herding dog’s drive and intelligence, it took both of us awhile to adjust after I brought him home in January 2000 from the Aussie Rescue group. Barely a year old, he’d been turned in to the Lake Elsinore animal shelter by his first family, apparently unable to cope with this bundle of nervous energy (I came to understand some of their frustration). He stood trembling, I was told later, as the family’s young children clung to him in a tearful, goodbye group hug before they left him there, newly homeless. Aussie Rescue volunteers bailed him out shortly afterward and generously paid considerable money for veterinarian bills to bring him through a near-fatal bout of parvo. About a month after he’d recovered, I was looking for a dog to adopt and brought him home to San Pedro. He whined and paced in the car during the long drive from Riverside County, finally throwing up all over his “adoption” papers just as we hit the top of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. My older shaggy dog, Ellie, didn’t seem to like him much. She eyed him warily for weeks. But we soon hit our stride. A more loyal dog would be hard to find. Pilgrim seldom left my side. He slept at the foot of my bed and camped in the hallway right outside the bathroom door as I got ready for work each morning. Sometimes he followed so closely behind me that my heel would pop his jaw shut. The kids at the dog park were especially crazy about him – he was a tireless ball player, fetch being a game that he learned almost instantly with very little training. He’d faithfully bring the ball back, every time, dropping it at your feet for another throw. And another. And another. I can still see him suspended in midair, nabbing the high bounces. But nothing lasts forever. Nearly two weeks ago, I had to have Pilgrim put down. He had been diagnosed with diabetes 15 months earlier, and I realized we were on borrowed time ever since. But despite his condition and needing insulin shots twice a day, he seemed to thrive, chasing his tennis balls at full speed, barking at the mailman and the squirrels. He lasted longer than I expected. The rather sudden onset of a would-be fatal medical complication finally forced the painful but inevitable decision at last. The loss has left me feeling sad and yet strangely grateful – it was both a joy and a privilege to care for this small part of God’s creation during his short pilgrimage on this Earth. How oddly different the house and yard seem now. Our little corner of the world, it would seem, has already taken note of his absence. In the early morning hours, the squirrels chatter to their heart’s content without Pilgrim to hush them with his bark. The neighborhood cats are slowly returning to nap in my yard, Ellie being the kind of peaceable kingdom dog who’s content to live and let live. My neighbors can now roll their trash cans up and down their driveways, bark-free. Helicopters thump noisily overhead without the familiar black-and-white speckled sheepdog to chase them away from the air space over our backyard. I’m pretty sure my mail carrier and gardeners don’t miss Pilgrim very much at all. But I sure do. Donna Littlejohn can be reached at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Polish man is to be sentenced next week for a raid on a petrol station in Buncrana.Pawel Witek appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court from Castlerea Prison where he is being remanded in custody since being arrested.Witek pleaded guilty to the robbery of €1,040 at Collins’ Shop at Cockhill Road, Buncrana on February 11th last. He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a house, the property of Pat McGrenra at Crana View, Buncrana on January 30th.Witek will be sentenced next Tueday by Judge John O’Hagan.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RAID ON BUNCRANA PETROL STATION was last modified: July 19th, 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:buncranaPawel Witekpetrol station
LANCASTER – Mayoral candidate Gene Gaynor asked for an apology from city officials for criticizing his campaign’s automated telephone calls to voters. City officials said Gaynor’s automated telephone messages that said they were from “the rapid response system” confused people into thinking they were from the city’s new CodeRED emergency alert phone system. Gaynor said his calls were routine political telephone advertisements to voters. He said city officials overreacted by activating the CodeRED system to call households with a message that said the first “rapid response system” calls were not from the city. “These actions were highly inappropriate, politically motivated and an abuse of public funds and the public trust,” Gaynor said at a news conference Wednesday outside City Hall. City officials said they got more than a dozen calls Tuesday from residents inquiring about Gaynor’s automated telephone calls. Most were irritated the calls did not identify who was sending them and assumed they were from the city, which they blamed for bothering them with inconsequential messages, city spokeswoman Anne Aldrich said. The calls’ taped message said: “The following is a special announcement from the rapid response system. Over the next few days, most of you will receive a DVD exposing why Lancaster is failing and who’s responsible. Watch the mail; I urge you to take a look and pass it along. Thank you.” The city on Tuesday sent out its own CodeRED telephone calls saying the city was not responsible for the anonymous messages. Aldrich said the calls did not cost the city anything because they were already planned to advise residents the municipal election is April 11 and to give a phone number for polling place information, Aldrich said. Two new sentences disavowing Gaynor’s calls were added, she said. Resident Joanne Granai, who showed up at Gaynor’s news conference, said she thought the candidate was the one who should be apologizing. Granai said she at first assumed the automated call she got came from the city’s telephone system. She called city officials to complain that they were using an emergency alert system for a nonessential announcement, she said, and was told they had nothing to do with it. “It was annoying,” she said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
11 Right forward: Moussa Sissoko 11 Centre forward: Harry Kane 11 Centre midfield: Eric Dier Centre back: Toby Alderweireld Left back: Danny Rose 11 11 11 Tottenham look to be making some late waves in the transfer window after a fairly quiet summer to date.So far Victor Wanyama from Southampton and Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar have been the only signings as Tottenham have actually made a profit so far this summer.There had been whispers that Spurs were looking to snare Isco from Real Madrid but that is no longer happening although they are expected to make at least one signing before the deadline.FOLLOW ALL THE DEALS AS THEY HAPPEN ON THE talkSPORT DEADLINE DAY LIVE BLOG HERENewcastle’s Moussa Sissoko and Schalke’s Max Meyer are possibilities after bids for Wilfried Zaha were rebuffed by Crystal Palace and that move appears to be dead.But if Mauricio Pochettino’s targets are signed, how could Spurs line up?Click the arrow above, right, to see their potential starting XI after the window closes. Left forward: Christian Eriksen 11 11 Right back: Kyle Walker Centre attacking midfield: Max Meyer 11 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris – click the arrow, right, to see how Tottenham could line up this season Centre back: Jan Vertonghen 11 11 Centre midfield: Dele Alli
Word on the street is that billionaire-philanthropist Eli Broad’s much publicized opposition to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s LAUSD-takeover legislation hasn’t had much of an impact. And that has been a disappointment to school officials fighting the mayor. It’s not that Broad has flip-flopped, only that his opposition has flopped. In his circles, he’s been unable to persuade any friends to join him in scuttling the mayor’s effort and he has decided to move to the sidelines in the debate. So when the mayor’s opponents have gone hunting for powerful allies, they’ve been dismayed to find that Broad isn’t playing. That means no financial support, no phone calls to friendly legislators, no heavyweight to help them fight their battle. “It would give him more flexibility in filling some key jobs,” one official said. “Most of the exempt jobs now are filled by the general managers, their top assistants and DONE. It doesn’t leave the mayor with much room.” When politicians lament the calls for term limits and efforts like the so-called clean money campaign to try to reduce the influence of money in politics, they only have themselves to blame. Consider the report in last week’s Capitol Weekly as state legislators returned to close out their summer session. There are more than 1,700 pieces of legislation waiting for action and in the final 19 days of the legislative session, 75 fundraisers had been planned. That’s about four a day, meaning lobbyists and contributors will be providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and a cocktail each day for legislators – most of whom are facing only token opposition in November. Another question is why are there 1,700 bills waiting for action? Perhaps what really is needed is a limit on the number of bills an official can introduce in any one year. This is the last week the City Council is in session before members go on summer recess – and at least one employee group wants to make sure everyone knows they’re gone. The Engineers and Architects Association, locked in a two-year contract dispute with the city, is threatening to begin a series of work actions Aug. 22 and rotate among the different agencies where its members work. During that time, it is planning to run a radio commercial reminding residents that while its workers are on strike, the council is off and the public faces the prospect of gridlocked streets, a shutdown of Los Angeles International Airport and the loss of other city services. And, the union says, it knows who it thinks is responsible. “Blame the mayor, blame the council. … We are tired of being mistreated,” the union says in its ad. Councilman Jack Weiss has built much of his career on the long-distance battle against terrorism – pushing city officials to deal with security issues at LAX and throughout the city. He got a firsthand view of the impact of terrorism recently when he spent a week in Israel to show his support for that country’s battle against Hezbollah. “You can’t appreciate the traumatizing impact it has on a people until you see it firsthand,” Weiss said. “We were in areas where thousands of rockets and bombs have gone off in the past six years. “It has redoubled my conviction that we need to help Israel and be prepared ourselves for an attack.” Weiss was part of a delegation that raised more than $1.75 million in Los Angeles to help Israel. Staff Writer Naush Boghossian contributed. email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since Broad wrote his opposition letter to the mayor, the two have continued their discussions and the school measure is undergoing constant rewrites as it heads to the state Legislature this week. Frustrated at what he sees as limits on his ability to reshape city government, the mayor is quietly trying to lift some of the restrictions imposed by the city’s civil service system. The mayor wants to increase the number of positions exempt from civil service procedures from the current level of 150 to about 450 – a gambit unsuccessfully tried nearly a decade ago by former Mayor Richard Riordan. The effort this time also is running into the same obstacles with fear of political patronage. Supporters of the mayor’s plan say he wants to raise the limit on exempt employees because of the number of workers who have been taken by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and temporary help hired to work with neighborhood councils.
7 months ago12th May 2019OliverFOR SALE: Premier League winners 2018/2019 season podium. Unused. Collect from Anfield, Liverpool, L4 0TH. pic.twitter.com/tblkGKkjm2— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverCongratulations to @ManCity on being the first club to retain the Premier League title for 10 years. A simply magnificent season. Congratulations too to @LFC. To finish 2nd on 97 points with only one defeat is extraordinary. A simply magnificent season.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverSickener for @LFC but they deserve all the credit. Just ran into a special team. Any other year they win it.Still a chance of a trophy in @ChampionsLeague— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverMan City skipper Vincent Kompany has spoken to Sky Sports following his side’s title triumph, here’s what he had to say: “It was the hardest and most satisfying Premier League this season. Liverpool were exceptional this season. It makes me so happy as we have played against such a good team all season. I am so happy for myself, the team and the fans, who have been wonderful. “I heard the Brighton fans sing ‘1-0 to the Liverpool’ just as we conceded the goal so we knew. But we have done it before, we were creating chances and finding the gaps. We were magnificent and we did what we had to do.“We have an incredible desire to over-achieve. Because we have a good team, over-achieving is difficult. We are looking forward to the FA Cup final. We will celebrate but also thinking about the game on Saturday.“We all chipped in this season. I am thinking of how many clean sheets we achieved in the last few games. I am so proud of the guys doing the work going forward but also when we won 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, the work of the defenders.”FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast7 months ago12th May 2019SeanSo there you have it. Man City win one of the most thrilling title races in Premier League history and crush Liverpool’s hopes of a first top-flight triumph since 1990.Scroll down to see how the final day unfolded and take a look at the final 2018/19 Premier League table: Here it is! 🤩Congratulations, Auba – @PremierLeague golden boot winner 2018/19 👏 pic.twitter.com/GoSp8RJyEP— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverJurgen Klopp speaking after his side’s 2-0 win over Wolves: “We may have finished second in the table but I think we were first in the hearts of the country.” 7 months ago12th May 2019OliverThe last three times a side has been top of the Premier League on Christmas Day and not won the league: Liverpool – 2008/09 Liverpool – 2013/14 Liverpool – 2018/19 7 months ago12th May 2019OliverJurgen Klopp has never finished ahead of Pep Guardiola in league competitions: 13/14 Pep -1st Klopp – 2nd 14/15 Pep -1st Klopp – 7th 16/17 Pep -3rd Klopp- 4th 17/18 Pep -1st Klopp – 4th 18/19 Pep -1st Klopp – 2nd 7 months ago12th May 2019OliverIn the last two seasons, Manchester City have acquired 198 points.Deserved Champions 👑 pic.twitter.com/UHBtPhx4Ik— kwiff (@KwiffOfficial) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverPep Guardiola in league competitions as first team coach: 08/09 Barcelona 1st09/10 Barcelona 1st10/11 Barcelona 1st11/12 Barcelona 2nd13/14 Bayern 1st14/15 Bayern 1st15/16 Bayern 1st16/17 Man City 3rd17/18 Man City 1st18/19 Man City 1stSpecial coach.7 months ago12th May 2019Oliver”You didn’t think we were gonna let you go that easy did you?”🔵 #mancity 🏆 pic.twitter.com/IOETQFIL7J— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019Oliver”What do you want?!?” 🤣Aymeric Laporte gatecrashes Sergio Aguero’s interview 😊Sergio’s little laugh 💙 pic.twitter.com/m5Ez4U4JrB— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold speaking to the BBC: “I’m gutted, it is a tough one to take but City proved they are one of the best teams in the world. We only lost one game and you expect to win the league, but it is what it is and we go again next year.” 7 months ago12th May 2019OliverLiverpool’s Virgil van Dijk speaking to the BBC: “I am very proud of this team, it’s a very special team and I am very proud to be part of it. We have a big final to come, we should be proud but congratulations to City but hopefully we can challenge them next year.“We struggled a little bit today, we are human beings and it will be in your head, you cannot deny it. After such a hectic day and week we can be proud of ourselves.“City have been outstanding but so are we. We are going to work hard again and hopefully try to do it.”7 months ago12th May 2019OliverPep Guardiola to Sky Sports: “Last season Manchester City created a higher standard in the Premier League, and this season, Liverpool helped us match this standard, so congratulations to Liverpool. “Next season it will be tougher but we will be stronger too.”7 months ago12th May 2019OliverJurgen Klopp to the BBC: “This team is one of the best to ever play for Liverpool, 100 per cent. But we play in a league with other good teams. We will go again.”7 months ago12th May 2019OliverLadies and Gentleman,The Premier League 2018/19 winners…Manchester City!7 months ago12th May 2019OliverGreat season mate well done! https://t.co/dA3bSf6FuS pic.twitter.com/Fq9pcEdWiR— Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverPep Guardiola gets the bumps from his players. He’s making this management malarkey look easy, isn’t he?7 months ago12th May 2019OliverManchester City now go to Wembley in an attempt to win a domestic treble. Something that has never been achieved in the history of football in this country.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverIt’s staying in Manchester!🔵 #mancity 🏆 pic.twitter.com/al40hSblW0— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverPep Guardiola and his players make their way back to the pitch.The Champions are seconds away from lifting the Premier League trophy for a second season running.7 months ago12th May 2019OliverCongratulations to @ManCity, worthy 2018/19 @PremierLeague winners. 👏— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverAh sh…. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ap5E1qFuIZ— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) May 12, 20197 months ago12th May 2019OliverGOLDEN BOOT RACE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all share the individual prize!