No big moves in transfer window

first_imgLocal football’s transfer window closed at midnight last night, but with the Red Stripe Premier League set to begin in little over a week, many of the anticipated big moves did not happen.There were unconfirmed reports that Rivoli United’s Corey Burke and Kemar Beckford would be joining their former coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, at Waterhouse. Montego Bay United were said to be very keen to acquire the services of last season’s topscorer, Craig Foster of Reno, and there was even talk of Tivoli star man, Keammar Daley, training with Harbour View but despite all the rumours, none of those big moves materialised.Cavalier were the busiest in the window with six acquisitions. The Rudolph Speid-coached team finished ninth with the second-best defensive record last season, and they have added more steel to their back line after contracting experienced goaltender Carlloyd Walters from Boys’ Town and imposing defender Shawn Lawes from Barbican.The club has also drafted in former Tivoli and Boys’ Town striker Owen Powell to bolster their attack. They have also signed Kaheem Parris from Time and Patience, Romario Sterling from Dela Vega City, and Brown’s Town’s Akeem Christie.Boys’ Town were the biggest losers in the window, with four seasoned campaigners leaving the club. Apart from selling Walters and Powell to Cavalier, they traded promising defender Hugh Evans and midfielder Jason Jackson to Harbour View.New playersPortmore United, who are making a return to the top flight after one season, only added two players to their roster. They are midfield general Andrew Christie, who returns to the club after spending last season at Barbican, and Paul Shaven Sean, who also joined from Barbican.UWI made one of the biggest deals when they signed Rivoli striker Jason Greenland. The striker has shown a lot of promise over the past few seasons and will be a good asset to his new club. The other signee is Stephen Lowe from Cedar Grove.Waterhouse’s only acquisition in the window was Jermaine Henry of Rivoli United, while Boys’ Town only signed a Super League player, Mikhail Robinson, from Santos.There were no new signings by Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Montego Bay United, Humble Lion, Rivoli United, and Reno.last_img read more

Berbice accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

first_imgA young man who assisted his mother with her beverage business was on Sunday killed after the car in which he was travelling slammed into a utility pole at Golden Grove, West Coast Berbice.Injured Shemar HerculesLincoln CarmichaelThe mangled car after the accidentThe dead man’s mother Samantha CarmichaelDead is 22-year-old Lincoln Carmichael of Seafield Village, WCB, while his childhood friend, Shemar Hercules, was admitted a patient at the Fort Wellington Hospital. Based on information received, the two friends were heading home after a night out when the driver, Hercules, lost control of the car and crashed into a utility pole.Upon impact, the car reportedly wrapped around the pole, thus causing severe injuries to Carmichael, who was the front seat passenger.Guyana Times understands that the driver might have been under the influence of alcohol and more so, he was speeding.However, Carmichael was reportedly pinned in the mangled vehicle and it took some time to pull him out but it was too late. He reportedly died on the spot.Hercules was nevertheless pulled from the wreckage by public-sprinted persons and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he remains hospitalised.At the home of the dead man, his mother, Samantha Carmichael, was still in a state of shock and disbelief that her son was no more.She explained that she was awakened by a phone call from a friend of her now dead son enquiring about his whereabouts.“He ask me if my son reach home as yet and I say no, and then he seh is truth Lincoln reach up with an accident…so I got up right away and put on some clothes and then my brother-in-law confirm that he was indeed in an accident but he was unconscious but while going in the bus, the news come back that he died” the woman cried.According to the woman, her son left home at about 17:30h on Saturday, claiming that he was going with Hercules to a bar-b-que but she did not hear back from him until she received the news of the accident on Sunday morning.She further stated that the now dead man was supposed to return to Barbados but his father asked him to hold on a little while longer. “So that is [what] was keep him here all now”, the mother stated.The young man, his mother stated, only recently completed a course at MACORP but was yet to gain employment. “This is why we say let him go to Barbados with his father and see what he can do over there”, she stated.His intention, however, was to open a business but he was encouraged by his friends to apply for a US Visa since there are endless opportunities there. The plan, she added, was for them to complete their home and the business would have been opened in the lower flat.The mother, nevertheless, stated that her son was a jovial person, one who was very outgoing and friendly. “Everybody does say is a good boy because in the afternoon, he normally go out on the road to help me sell and he friends them use to say that he mother got he doing something good” Carmichael relayed.The dead man’s uncle said that he will miss Carmichael since the two shared a close relationship.“I will miss him because I used to spend a lot of time with him in Barbados. He was very loving but this is life budday, I will miss he a very lot” the man cried. An investigation into the accident is in progress.last_img read more

England end penalty jinx to edge out Colombia

first_imgGareth Southgate’s team looked to be heading into the last eight in regulation time until Yerry Mina equalised with a 93rd-minute header as the giant Colombian defender scored for the third game in a row.Neither team could find an advantage in extra-time and so a bad-tempered match went to a nailbiting penalty shootout.David Ospina dived superbly to his left to repel Jordan Henderson’s third penalty for England, but Manuel Uribe hit the crossbar before Jordan Pickford saved from Carlos Bacca.Eric Dier drilled home the decisive spot-kick as England won for just the second time in eight penalty shootouts and reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.– James Rodriguez blow –Colombia were dealt a huge blow before kick-off as James Rodriguez failed to shake off a calf injury, the Bayern Munich midfielder not even fit enough for a place on the bench.The 26-year-old was the Golden Boot winner with six goals in Brazil four years ago, when Colombia reached the quarter-finals for the first time.Kane, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli were among nine players recalled for England after Gareth Southgate rested the majority of his first-choice side for their final group game against Belgium.Kane scored a combined five goals in the wins over Tunisia and Panama, and the Tottenham striker went close when his looping header back across goal landed on the roof of the net.Sterling then did well to spin past the imposing Davinson Sanchez although his left-footed strike was charged down, while Kieran Trippier curled wide from a free-kick.Wilmar Barrios was booked for leaning his head into the chest of Jordan Henderson as the game grew into an increasingly fiesty affair.Pickford made his first save from a fizzing long-range effort from Juan Fernado Quintero, while Jesse Lingard sliced over after Colombia half-cleared a cross.A member of the Colombia coaching staff appeared to deliberately barge Sterling as the Manchester City player headed towards the half-time at the interval, escaping with just a telling-off.Kane made the breakthrough on 57 minutes after he was wrestled to the ground at a corner by Carlos Sanchez, the same player who was shown the first red card of the tournament in a 2-1 loss to Japan.The England captain faced a lengthy wait as several Colombia players protested to the referee but he kept his nerve to beat north London rival Ospina, lifting his penalty just over the Arsenal goalkeeper’s outstretched leg.Alli nearly added a second when his diving header at the far post flashed over the bar, with Lingard appealing for another spot-kick after he was caught by Davinson Sanchez.Juan Cuadrado blazed over with 10 minutes to play, and it appeared Colombia’s hopes were up when Pickford made a terrific save to turn behind Manuel Uribe’s spectacular long-range strike.But Mina rose powerfully to meet the resulting corner, with Trippier only able to help the ball in via the underside of the crossbar in the third minute of added-on time.Substitute Danny Rose almost struck an extra-time winner when his angled shot whistled beyond the far post, and Eric Dier headed over unmarked at a corner before England’s luck deserted them again in all too familiar fashion.Then, unlike so many times before, luck finally smiled on them in the shootout.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Dier scored the crucial penalty© AFP FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russia, July 3 – England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup.Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal just before the hour in Moscow, converting a penalty after he was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez at a corner.last_img read more

NBC to track Valley tots through high school

first_imgThey’re too young to fully grasp it all yet, but 20 San Fernando Valley tots will begin a journey today that will give millions of Americans a window into their lives over the next dozen years. Debuting an ambitious project called the “Class of 2020,” NBC plans to document the children’s 13-year path from kindergarten through high school graduation. Reported by NBC News’ Natalie Morales, the first broadcast on the “Today” show will give viewers a peek at the kindergartners on their first day of school. Every two weeks, the show will offer a new installment, with a progress report on the children, teachers and parents. The school’s principal, Joanie Freckmann, said she’s excited to watch how the children develop, what they learn and how they move through the public education system. The Valley school was chosen because it mirrors an average public school. The name of the school is being withheld to protect the privacy of students. “We’re really hoping this is going to open a window to the country to the really good things happening in public schools – that there are some really good public schools out there,” she said. “It’s a touch of reality of what schools face.” (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Oscar waivers

first_imgEVERY week, the Los Angeles City Council waives fees for events, most of them nonprofit fairs and community functions that couldn’t afford the permits. But the council also routinely waives fees and costs for events such as Academy Awards that are for profit. For Sunday’s event, the city waived a combination of $1 million in fees dand costs for city services, such as traffic cops and street closures. Many say the city benefits from the Oscars. They are right, but so do the Academy and the TV network that airs it – and they benefit quite handsomely. The truth is, Hollywood’s biggest annual show isn’t going anywhere, and the Academy knows it. And the waived city fees and costs could easily have been made up with a commercial spot or two during the long program. At a time when the mayor is looking to cut services because of budget problems, profit-making companies ought to pay their fair share of city services. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The wonderful Pat Gallagher from the world famous Goats Don’t Shave will perform LIVE this Friday night at the Brewery Bar.Gallagher has earned a reputation over the years as being one of the finest musicians ever produced in the North-West. A large crowd is expected to descend on the Brewery Bar this Friday night to hear Gallagher who plays LIVE from 9pm.There was a huge crowd at the Brewery Bar last Saturday night to hear the fantastic jazz band ‘Headroom’ play all their funky tunes.This Saturday night the Walsh Brothers will play LIVE and there should be another huge crowd in the bar.Resident DJ Oisin Cannon will be spinning discs until the wee early hours, so make sure and drop into the Brewery Bar this weekend for another great weekend of entertainment.  PAT GALLAGHER FROM GOATS DON’T SHAVE – LIVE AT THE BREWERY BAR THIS FRIDAY was last modified: March 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentGoats Dont ShavenewsPat GallagherThe Brewery BarWalsh Brotherslast_img read more

Bundesliga club open talks to sign Tottenham target

first_imgBundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach have opened talks to sign Nice hotshot Alassane Plea, amid rumours of a bid from Tottenham Hotspur.It was suggested earlier this week that Spurs have already lodged an offer worth around £22m for the 25-year-old striker. LIVING THE DREAM RANKED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Latest transfer news three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Plea scored 21 goals in all competitions last season moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 1 REVEALED Although that figure falls well short of his £43.8million release clause, it is said to be close to the price at which Nice would be willing to sell.But now, according to local newspaper Nice-Matin, it is in fact German club Gladbach who have started talks with the club about a move for Plea. TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Should both Spurs and Gladbach have offers accepted it will be up to Plea, who scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 outings last term, to decide where he wants to head next.As a former Lyon and Auxerre striker, the Lille-born man is yet to test himself outside of his home country.last_img read more

Miya strikes as Cranes defeat Ivory Coast in build-up game

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Farouku Miyaivory coasttopUganda Cranes The Uganda Cranes XI that started against Ivory Coast on Saturday afternoon. (PHOTO/FUFA)International Build-up gameUganda 1-0 Ivory CoastSheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu DhabiSaturday, 15-06-2019 @3:30pmABU DHABI – The Uganda Cranes defeated Ivory Coast 1-0 in an international build-up game played on Saturday, June 15th.Croatia based forward scored the only goal of the game, converting from the spot with 12 minutes to halftime.In the game played at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium, both teams started slowly under the scorching sun, failing to create anything meaningful in the first 30 minutes or so.With the temperature at 38 degrees, the players took a water break at the half-hour mark as Uganda’s striker Patrick Kaddu underwent medical treatment for an elbow on the chin.Three minutes later, Abdu Lumala saw his attempted cross deflected out for a corner. From the result kick, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda was tagged back by Ivorian captain Serg Aurier leaving the referee with no option but to point at the spot. Miya took responsibility and sent Sylvan Gbohouo the wrong way to hand Uganda the lead.The Cranes could have doubled their advantage on 37 minutes but Kaddu headed agonizingly wide a Miya-wonderful free kick.Uganda were dealt a blow 5 minutes to half time when Kaddu was forced off with injury and replaced by Allan Kyambadde.Ivory Coast had looked pedestrian in their approach and had to wait until the 41st minute for their first attempt on goal. Nicholas Pepe was brought down just outside the Uganda penalty area by Murushid Juuko but Max Gradel sent the resultant free kick over the bar.The two sides went into half time with Uganda leading 1-0.Both sides returned for the second half without any changes made which was a surprise as some of the players looked to be exhausted by the end of the first.Uganda started brightly after the re-start and saw Khalid Aucho shoot wide from just outside the box after he was teed up by Kyambadde.With 7 minutes played in the second half, Kyambadde was fouled outside the box. Miya’s resultant free kick was parried into the path of Aucho by Gbohouo but the midfielder blazed over the rebound with an open goal at his mercy.Ivory Coast’s first chance in the second half fell to Jonathan Kodjia who headed poorly into the ground and out for a goal kick.The game looked to finally have opened up and at the other end, Emmanuel Okwi chested down Mike Azira’s cross, shot first time but the effort was deflected out for a fruitless corner by Ismael Traore.Godfrey Walusimbi became the first player to be booked on 64 minutes for a reckless foul on Nicholas Pepe.Moments later Isaac Muleme was introduced in place of Abdu Lumala as Uganda made their second substitution.Uganda felt they should have been awarded another penalty on 75 minutes when Gbohouo brought down Kyambadde in the area but the claims where immediately waved away by the referee.Ivory Coast made two substitutions, sending on Wilfred Zaha and Wilfred Bony in place of Max Gradel and Jean Gbamen respectively.Uganda made their third substitution on 82 minutes with Tadeo Lwanga replacing the tired-looking Miya.Five minutes later, Ronald Mukiibi was also introduced in place of Murushid Juuko.Ivory Coast got a glorious chance to level matters at the death but Denis Onyango was on hand to parry away a Bony point-black header off Aurier’s cross.This is Uganda’s first victory in the two international build up they have played ahead of AFCON 2019. Last Sunday, they drew 0-0 with Turkmenistan.Uganda will now set all their focus on the 2019 AFCON finals which start next week. The Cranes are in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.Uganda Cranes starting XIDenis Onyango (GK), Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Abdu Lumala, Farouku Miya, Patrick Kaddu, Emmanuel Okwi.Ivory Coast starting XISylvan Gbohouo (GK), Serge Aurier, Ismael Traore, Wilfred Kanon, Doumbia Souleyman, Frank Kessie, Jean Gbamen, Jean Seri, Nicholas Pepe, Jonathan Kodjia, Max Gradel.Comments last_img read more

Making the Move to a “Premium” Service

first_imgTags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… After many months of rumor and speculation, Hulu announced yesterday that it will be launching a subscription service. Hulu Plus will give users access to more content on more platforms for a monthly fee of $9.99. And while it’s surely not the most reliable metric, early reviews from the App Store indicate that some folks aren’t too pleased with the change. The app (which is free) has a whopping one star rating, and the service itself has received mixed reviews.Of course, some people are going to grumble about a switch from a free to a paid service, no matter what you do. And it does tend to be difficult to convince your customers to suddenly start paying for something if they’ve become long accustomed to receiving it for free. Pricing your service is an crucial consideration for a startup. If you find yourself moving towards a “premium” service, here are a few things you can learn from Hulu and other companies who’ve tried just that:1. Give your customers ample notice. Make sure you inform your customers ahead of time about any plans to change pricing. Better yet, provide customers an opportunity to give (real, meaningful) feedback. When Ning announced the end to its freemium pricing model in April, for example, many customers felt “thrown under the bus” with the end to free Nings without any notice or input. 2. Continue to offer something for free. Adding a premium service doesn’t mean that free service need necessarily be terminated. You can still watch Hulu for free on your laptop, for example. (Typically this free service is supported by ads that are then absent in the premium version. Hulu, it seems, did not get this memo.)3. Be as transparent as possible. When online education marketplace TeachStreet started charging for its services, communications of the change were sent to users via email, and a blog post written by the CEO Dave Schappell spelled out the company’s rationale. There were some bitter comments on the blog, to be sure, but it provided an opportunity for the company to clearly and openly articulate its vision. 4. Launch the fee as you launch a new feature. Customers are less likely to be ruffled by fees when they believe they’re getting more for their money. True, there may be no perfect time to roll out price hikes, but a good time is in conjunction with a new feature or service. In the case of Hulu, that’s access to more TV shows and movies and access on mobile devices.The rumors have circulated for quite some time about Hulu’s plans for a subscription model, so arguably the company succeeded in transitioning slowly. Whether their move to a premium service will be successful, however, remains to be seen.center_img audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Medha Patkar ends hunger strike as M.P. agrees to review stand

first_imgNarmada Bachao Andolan’s (NBA) Medha Patkar ended her hunger strike on the ninth day on Monday, after the Madhya Pradesh government agreed to reconsider its response to 30 demands that the NBA had made earlier relating to rehabilitation of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar project. As regards closing the dam sluices leading to the submersion of villages in the backwaters of the Narmada river, Chief Minister Kamal Nath reassured her in a letter that “Madhya Pradesh will make efforts to ensure the dam gates are opened and the filling up of the reservoir is postponed.”As per the schedule of the Narmada Control Authority, the reservoir is to be filled for the first time to its full level of 138.68 metres by October 15. The Gujarat government has contended that since the construction of the dam — the world’s second-largest concrete dam — was not monolithic and included both horizontal and vertical joints, it was necessary to test the structure’s integrity by filling it up to the brim. On Monday evening, the M.P. government’s representative, former Chief Secretary S.C. Behar, met Ms. Patkar in Chota Barda village of Barwani district, where six other activists have accompanied her on an indefinite fast along the river, and handed her the letter. “There is a need to rethink on several issues,” Mr. Behar said. “The previous government had adopted a certain attitude, which needs to be changed, along with some policy measures.”Mr. Behar said the State government had admitted that the number of villages facing submersion was more than estimated earlier. “We have an experience of managing dams, and we can tell what often appears to be the case is actually something else,” he said. The NBA has been demanding that by opening the dam sluices, the water level should be reduced and rehabilitation of 32,000 project-affected families should be completed first. Only then should the dam be filled up to its full level.Breaking her fast by having lemon juice, Ms. Patkar said, “The letter has a lot of trustworthy points. If rehabilitation of the affected is completed according to the law, only then they could be saved. We have asked Mr. Nath to write to the Centre and the NCA, representing the situation in Madhya Pradesh. They should present correct figures and make an appeal to them to not fill water in the reservoir to the full level.”On September 9, government officials will meet representatives of the NBA in Bhopal and go over the demands again. “Madhya Pradesh government should raise its voice at every level,” Ms. Patkar said. “If the discussions fail, we’ll continue our satyagraha there,” she added. Even the government had admitted that a greater number of villages than surveyed were in the submergence area, she said. “They said ‘not 174 but 178 villages’ would be affected.” In his letter to the activist, Mr. Nath asserted that “Sardar Sarovar is an inter-State project and no one State can take a unilateral decision in this case.”The government had instructed Collectors to give rehabilitation-related benefits to those who were previously declared ineligible for rehabilitation, he wrote. “The present government has considered 115 new families eligible for ₹60 lakh compensation and the amount has been sought from the Gujarat government. However, it has not given it so far.”Moreover, Mr. Nath alleged that the NCA was not functioning in an independent manner. “The government is opposing the filling up of the dam this year for which the Chief Secretary had written to the authority requesting a meeting over the reconsideration of the water filling schedule. However, the NCA didn’t take it seriously. It scheduled a meeting but later cancelled it,” he wrote. Assuring Ms. Patkar that the Madhya Pradesh government was committed to the rehabilitation of the affected persons, he said, “Their claims and issues will be dealt with at camps that will be organised in every village.”last_img read more