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

UPDATED: Prince George RCMP looking for man after violent attack

first_imgUPDATE: Kyle Garnot has turned himself into police.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Police are looking for help from the public in locating a man who was involved in a violent attack that ended up sending one man to hospital with stab wounds earlier this month.On Thursday September 1st, at around 7:00 pm, Prince George RCMP found a man in distress near the corner of Victoria Street and 9th Avenue. Officers that attended believed the man had been stabbed and began first aid.- Advertisement -The BC Ambulance Service and Prince George Fire Rescue were called to the scene. The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries. Police say he is expected to survive.Prince George RCMP are now looking for a suspect believed to be involved with the attack. A Criminal Code charge of aggravated assault has been approved by Provincial Crown Counsel and a warrant has been issued for 22 year old Kyle Anthony Garnot of Prince George.GARNOT is described as:Advertisement First Nations male191 cm (6’3″)136 kg (300 lbs)Brown eyesBlack hairIf you have any information about Kyle Anthony Garnot or his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at1(800)222-8477.last_img read more

Lingard beauty gives United New Year cheer

first_imgMartial capped a spell of United pressure early in the second half by shooting his side in front after Paul Pogba had found him in space 20 yards from goal.The striker took a controlling touch before producing a brilliant right-foot finish that flew into the top right corner of the Everton goal.It was a much-improved second half showing from United and one capped by a superb individual goal from Lingard that settled the outcome 10 minutes from time.After Luke Shaw won possession from an Everton throw-in, Pogba slipped through a pass which Lingard accepted, weaving his way through the midfield to the edge of the area before depositing an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner.Everton, seeking to bounce back from the first defeat of Sam Allardyce’s reign, had made a promising start and, with their captain Wayne Rooney keen to impress against his former club, the hosts enjoyed the stronger start.Youngster Mason Holgate met an early Rooney corner and headed over as Everton built pressure on a United side that had ended 2017 with a whimper.In the absence of injured pair Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho had started with Martial as his lone striker but there was little early service for the French international.Pogba ensured the half ended with United in the ascendancy with a counter-attack that ended with him playing in Lingard whose shot was the latest in a long line to miss the target.But United were a far more dangerous proposition after the restart, creating a string of chances prior to their 56th minute opening goal.Juan Mata’s long shot was tipped over by Pickford before the Spaniard unleashed a curling left-foot attempt that clipped the post.Lingard sent Pogba through for the United midfielder whose shot, from a wide angle, flew across the face of goal.Pogba, playing in a more advanced midfield position than usual, looked in the mood to add to United’s lead following Martial’s opener, a skilful run into the Everton area after 63 minutes ending with a shot which was parried by Pickford.United looked likely to need that second goal after Allardyce made a double substitution, including the removal of Rooney, and Everton enjoyed their best spell of pressure.But a near-post header from Niasse, from a Holgate cross, was the closest Everton could come to an equaliser during that brief period of control.It required an excellent diving save from Pickford to keep out an 18-yard effort from Lingard, after more good build-up play from Pogba — although Lingard made no mistake when presented with a similar opportunity moments later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba played the ball across the edge of the box to his international team-mate and Martial curled a super effort into the top corner.LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Jose Mourinho’s disappointing end to 2017 was quickly forgotten as goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard earned Manchester United an impressive 2-0 victory against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.The New Year’s Day win lifted United back into second place in the table, above Chelsea and, for 24 hours at least, to within 12 points of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.last_img read more

Latest transfer gossip: Speculation over Chelsea players continues

first_imgSpeculation continues over the futures of a number of Chelsea players.Real Madrid continue to be linked with Eden Hazard, with the Daily Express picking up on more reports that the La Liga club are planning to make a move for him in the summer.The story is based on Spanish outlet Diario Gol claiming that Real are holding talks about a bid for the Blues star.Real president Florentino Perez is working hard behind the scenes in an effort to strike a deal, it is claimed.Hazard has been linked with Real for some timeThe Daily Star have picked up on yet more reports in Italy suggesting that AC Milan are planning a move for Cesc Fabregas.And the Daily Mirror say Bournemouth plan to offer Chelsea £10m for Asmir Begovic, having failed to clinch a deal to sign the goalkeeper last month.Meanwhile, The Sun suggest Chelsea will target Leonardo Bonucci, who was previously linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.It follows reports in Italy that the defender has had a row with Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steps to take when expanding your business

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many farmers and agribusiness owners want to grow their operations. Growth represents progress, and it can result in financial rewards and new opportunities for owners and employees. But with growth often comes a new set of challenges. This makes it critical to plan your growth initiatives carefully so that growth doesn’t lead to cash flow and other financial problems that can jeopardize your company’s future.The first step in planning for business growth is to draft a strategic growth plan. This plan should detail not only the products, services and markets that will fuel your company’s growth, but also how growth will be financed. Growth financing can come from either owner’s equity that has been retained in the business or an outside source of funding.Outside financing takes two different forms: debt and equity. Debt is simply a business loan, usually from a bank, that must be repaid over a set period of time. Several different types of bank loans can be used to support business growth, including term loans, commercial mortgages, construction loans, equipment leases and SBA loans.Equity financing is another option, but it differs greatly from debt. In this case, you would sell a slice of ownership in your company to an outside investor (or investors) who would provide growth capital. Private equity firms and venture capitalists, including so-called angel investors, are the most common sources of equity financing.There are pros and cons to both types of growth financing. A loan must be repaid with interest, and banks usually require borrowers to provide detailed financial information and pledge collateral to support the loan, possibly including the owner’s personal residence. On the other hand, equity doesn’t have to be repaid — investors expect to reap returns via their ownership stake in the business.Put another way: Debt is more of a “pay me now” form of growth financing, while equity is more “pay me later.” You know what your cost of debt financing will be in terms of the interest rate and term of the loan. With equity, your investors will be compensated down the road if your growth initiatives are successful. Depending on how much equity you sell and how successful your company is in the future, equity could end up being much more expensive than debt in the long run.Once you’ve decided how you will finance your growth initiative, you can start to plan out your company’s path to growth. Common business growth strategies include the following. Creating and delivering new products and servicesThis is probably the most obvious growth strategy, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Conduct market research to determine not only which new products and services will appeal to your customers, but also which ones will be profitable. Tapping into new markets and territoriesThe idea here is to market and sell your existing products and services to different customer niches or to customers in different geographic areas. Extensive market research is again one of the keys to success for this growth strategy. Penetrating your existing marketsThis strategy involves selling more of your existing products and services to your current customers. Start by performing a market segmentation analysis to determine which customers to target with marketing messages designed to increase specific product and service sales. Developing new sales and delivery channelsThe Internet is the best example of a new sales and delivery channel for products and services. Talk with your sales and marketing executives about ways you can use the Internet or another alternative channel to grow your sales and revenue. MergersA merger or acquisition (M&A) is another way to grow that’s very different from these organic growth strategies. This strategy can result in rapid growth literally overnight, as well as the realization of valuable synergies between the merged companies. Performing thorough due diligence on acquisition candidates is usually the key to a successful M&A. It’s smart to seek outside expertise as you work on your growth plan. Your accountant should be able to offer objective advice and direction as you initiate and execute your strategic growth initiative. I would also recommend a profitability analysis of your proposed expansion be performed to help make sure that it will produce the financial results you expect. As always, feel free to contact me with questions.Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com or at [email protected]last_img read more

October 22 2014Its been a while since we reporte

first_imgOctober 22, 2014It’s been a while since we reported on the upgrade work in the East Crescent Keystone area. You can see an elevation and a plan of this project in our report from August 15. and the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. Continuing reports were posted on 9/1, 9/3, and on 9/10, 9/12, 9/15, 9/22 9/26, 10/1 – 10/6/2014.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]In our last report we talked about the completion of the staircase.The next step is landscaping of the area.The October workshop has a chance to get into the act during their seminar week synergy. Here we see workshop participants digging holes for foundations for light fixtures that will be planted along the middle path.The crew has leveled and packed the ground on both sides of the staircase. Ali Gibbs and Paolo Van Erp layed down fine gravel and are installing pavers.More to come.last_img read more