Richards Wants Badminton Presidency

first_imgFormer Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president Robert Richards says that he wants to return to the post as early as the end of this year as he contends that local badminton has been dormant since his departure.The JBA’s current slate is led by president Courtney Henry, first vice-president Linley Reynolds, and Nichole Case, second vice-president, who were all elected last May and who are mandated to serve three years, until 2019, unless there is a no-confidence vote against them.Richards, a former national players says that he intends to lead the sport forward. “I don’t really want to be the one to stamp on people’s throne when they are in, but it is really a bit quiet, and I am actually concerned about it (badminton),” he told The Gleaner.”In speaking to the Pan Am Badminton Confederation president, Vishnu Tolan, I may be coming to do some work to bring some really good international stuff to the country,” he said.PERSONAL ISSUESRichards demitted office in January 2015, citing “personal issues”. He was expected to head the administration until October that year but called time on his service after 15 months.During his tenure, Richards was credited with the National Umpires and Court Officials Programme, attracting sponsorship to cover the annual calendar of tournaments as well as the association’s successful inner-city programme and the implementation of shuttle-time.Richards is of the view that the local badminton association might be broke.”They need to show some presence because sponsors come on board, and they need to know what’s going on in the sport and see some activity.”Without cash, you can’t care, so with the cash, they will get the youngsters back in the programmes, back in the Olympic qualification again, and moving forward,” he pointed out.last_img read more

Minister should apologise for his actions – GTUC

first_img…calls on Govt to stop treating workers’ related issues in ‘bad faith’In support of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday issued a statement to the media where it not only called for the Minister within the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department, Keith Scott to apologise for his actions, but made a wider call for the Government to stop treating workers and their unions “in bad faith”.GBGWU President Lincoln LewisThe GTUC said it “calls on the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government to cease the practice of treating with matters relating to workers and their unions in bad faith. The absence of understanding industrial relations practices and the seeming comfort to operate in a sea of ignorance bring dire consequences for the upholding of the rule of law, fostering harmonious employer/workers relations, ensuring productivity and social cohesion. These are commitments the coalition Government campaigned on”.It even said that the Minister ought to apologise for publicly embarrassing University of Guyana lecturer, Dr Leyland Lucas who was told he would have been appointed chairman of the arbitration panel to address the issues surrounding teachers.According to the Union, the Minister’s actions were unlawful since the trade union community knows not of the laws’ existence, “unless it was passed in the dead of night and assented to before the nation awakes”.The Union went on to explain that the agreement signed between the Education Ministry and the GTU on September 6, 2018, when the strike was called off clearly states “A chairperson [be] agreed to by the employer and the GTU”.The GTUC pointed out “The 1990 GTU and MoE Memorandum of Understanding stipulated that where there isn’t agreement between the parties on an arbitration chair, the Ministry of Labour will be asked to “nominate” one. A nomination is not tantamount to an appointment. The difference the Minister must recognise and respect”.“In voluntary arbitration, a chair can only be appointed after agreement between the parties. This the Minister must respect and stop interjecting himself where he has no authority. Given the tendency to recklessly act/speak and act contrite thereafter, GTUC thinks Minister Scott should publicly apologise to Dr Lucas for the international embarrassment he has inflicted on him,” the statement added.Minister Scott, according to the Union, has overstepped his boundaries as a Minister as he misapplied Section 4 of the Labour Act, Chapter 98:01, which stipulates a ministerial role in compulsory arbitration has no bearing on the GTU and Education Ministry’s case, since the two parties have consented under the collective bargaining process to proceed to arbitration.Incidentally, Minister Scott refused to apply the very law as was applied by People’s Progressive Party Labour Minister Nanda Gopaul, in an effort to resolve the nine-year-old grievances affecting workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated, the Union further noted.last_img read more

Ladies teeing off for Breast Cancer research at Lakepoint

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Lakepoint Golf & Country Club will be hosting a ladies-only golf tournament this weekend, with the proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.The Golf Fore The Cure tournament will begin on Friday afternoon at 6:00 p.m. with a 9-hole practice round, followed by a martini social. Participants will also be bidding on members of the Charlie Lake Fire Department, who will act as their caddies. The 18-hole tournament begins in earnest on Saturday, with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. Foursomes can choose to play either competitively, or a best-ball Texas Scramble. Members of the Big Bam Vertical Slam will also be on the course, providing activities and games on several holes. After the round, the tournament will conclude with a marshmallow driving competition, as well as dinner, a raffle and a silent auction to raise money for breast cancer research.Tournament organiser Sam Warren with the Lakepoint ladies golf league says that last year, the group raised nearly $5,000. This year, Warren says that the group is on track to raise close to $10,000, nearly double last year’s tally.- Advertisement -Registration is open to ladies only, and can be done in advance by calling the Lakepoint Pro Shop in advance, or at the golf course on Friday afternoon. Admission to the tournament is $100 for Lakepoint members, or $125 for non-members. For more information, call the Lakepoint pro shop at: (250) 785-5566.last_img read more

12 signings that shocked the Premier League

first_img 12 12 Bebe – £7.4m (Vitoria de Guimaraes to Manchester United) – Click right for more shock transfers… – “Who?” Is what most people said when the Red Devils announced a deal for unknown Portugal winger Bebe in 2010. He’d never even played for his previous club when Sir Alex Ferguson swooped, persuaded by Carlos Queiroz, in the end he made just four Premier League appearances before leaving Old Trafford in 2014. 12 12 Crystal Palace have landed one of surprise signings of the 2015 summer transfer window with the arrival of Yohan Cabaye.The French international midfielder, 29, had spent a season and a half with Paris Saint-Germain after joining them for £19million from Newcastle United.But as he failed to make a starting role his own, Cabaye has decided move back to the Premier League with a shock transfer to Crytsal Palace.The playmaker could have chosen from plenty of other clubs but decided reuniting with former Toon boss Alan Pardew would be in his best interest.It’s certainly not the first shock transfer in the Premier League and definitely won’t be the last.You can see 12 of the most surprising signings ever by clicking the right arrow above… Sol Campbell – Free transfer (Tottenham to Arsenal) – Click right for more shock transfers… – After Tottenham refused the player’s alleged request for a three-year deal worth £20m, which would have allowed the player to leave on a free transfer if the club failed to make the Champions League in the first of those years. Campbell decided to quit the club at the end of his contract in 2001. Then he did the unthinkable. With moves to Lazio, Juventus, AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea mooted, the 26-year-old opted to join fierce north London rivals Arsenal – for free. Not that he cares as he went on to win two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, while scoring in the 2006 Champions League final, which the Gunners lost to Barcelona. Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano – Undisclosed fee (Corinthians to West Ham) – Click right for more shock transfers… – Somehow, in 2006, the Hammers stunned world football by landing two of Argentina’s hottest young talents for undisclosed fees. They struggled to settle, although in the end Tevez would be the inspiration for their Premier League survival. A third party owned the players’ registrations it turned out, though, and, after just one season, Mascherano ended up being loaned to Liverpool, while Tevez joined Manchester United. Esteban Cambiasso – Free transfer (Inter Milan to Leicester City) – Click right for more shock transfers… – One of the biggest coups of last summer was the Foxes deal to land former Argentina international Cambiasso. It turned out to be inspired too as the midfielder fought tooth and nail to keep Leicester in the top-flight, despite it looking against the odds at Christmas. Edwin van der Sar – £7.1m (Juventus to Fulham) – Click right for more shock transfers… – When Gianluigi Buffon joined Juventus in 2001, it left the Dutchman needing to move away from the Old Lady to secure first-team football. In the end he joined newly-promoted Fulham, in their first ever Premier League season and he was a huge success before joining Man United four years later. 12 Jurgen Klinsmann – £2m (Monaco to Tottenham) – Click right for more shock transfers… – The German striker joined Spurs after the 1994 World Cup, which was a surprise given his ability and the fact the English were critical of the player’s histrionics. His debut goal changed that though as he celebrated with a self-deprecating dive against Sheffield Wednesday. A stunning campaign ensued as he scored 21 goals for Tottenham and helped them to an FA Cup semi-final but he left after just one year, although he would returned again in 1997-8 to save the club from relegation. 12 Getty center_img 12 Attilio Lombardo – £1.6m (Juventus to Crystal Palace) – Click right for more shock transfers… – Attilio Lombardo eventually became player-manager at Selhurst Park 12 Fabrizio Ravanelli – £7m (Juventus to Middlesbrough) – Click right for more shock transfers… – The White Feather, as he was known in Italy, won the Champions League in May 1996, scoring in the final as Juventus beat Ajax on penalties. By July he was Middlesbrough player. During his one full Premier League season, Ravanelli hit 16 goals, and helped Bryan Robson’s side to the finals of the FA Cup and League Cup, notching 17 times in 13 matches. Sadly, though, Boro were relegated from the top-flight and lost both finals and moved on to Marseille. Andy Carroll – £35m (Newcastle United to Liverpool) – Click right for more shock transfers… – After Fernando Torres had been sold to Chelsea it was not the player who was the shock part of Carroll’s move to Liverpool. The giant Geordie had hit 11 Premier League goals in the first half of the 2010/11 season but £35m was an astronomical fee, which he failed to live up to with injuries blighting his time at Anfield before he was loaned and then sold to West Ham. Eric Cantona – £1.2m (Leeds United to Manchester United) – Click right for more shock transfers… – It never hurts to ask is the moral of this story. Leeds attempted to sign Denis Irwin in November 1992 but were rebuffed, only for the Red Devils to counter with an offer for the mercurial Frenchman. Howard Wilkinson agree to the deal and Sir Alex Ferguson got his man. The rest is history. 12 Ruud Gullit – Free transfer (Sampdoria to Chelsea) – Click right for more shock transfers… – In 1995 the Blues picked up the bargain of the summer as they landed Dutch hero Gullit. He struggled to get going in a sweeper role but, once Glenn Hoddle moved him into midfield, he was flying and ended the campaign as the second best player in the Premier League behind Eric Cantona. 12 Robinho – £33m (Real Madrid to Manchester City) – Click right for more shock transfers… – On the final day of the summer transfer window in 2008, the Blues were bought out by Arab investment company Abu Dhabi United group and subsequently shocked the Premier League by signing Robinho, who was close to a switch to Chelsea. He was initially a success but faded quickly before being sold to AC Milan in 2010. 12 12last_img read more

Steve McClaren’s hair island – update: ‘This is who he needs to see’

first_img1 Newcastle manager Steve McClaren took a verbal pounding on talkSPORT over his hairstyle.One fan rang the Drivetime show to suggest a way in which the Magpies boss could turn things around, with his team struggling to avoid relegation.‘McCLAREN’S HAIR ISLAND IS TO BLAME FOR NEWCASTLE FORM – TALKSPORT CALLER’And the rant on McClaren’s decision to slick his thining hair back and leave one tuft isolated has led to some funny responses via Twitter.The Magpies are in the relegation zone on goal difference, so might a new look help? Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren last_img read more

‘Missing in action’ – England fans react to Kane’s World Cup semi-final display

first_imgI forgot Kane was playing uno— Troy (@Kingin1_T) July 11, 2018 Harry Kane missing— TREYWAY ✘♥Ø (@duaineXO) July 11, 2018 When did we take Kane off?— Chris (@cmcfc3985) July 11, 2018 This is why stats lie, Kane has done nothing for two games— Matthew Jordan (@MatthewJordan7) July 11, 2018 Why is kane never in the box.— shaun mitchell (@shaunmitch1986) July 11, 2018 What’s happened to Kane tonight? #missinginaction— antony lewis (@cooklewis) July 11, 2018You can listen to the France vs Croatia in the World Cup final, live on talkSPORT Harry Kane has scored six goals in the tournament but looked out on his feet at vital times and many at home were questioning his performance, fitness, and Gareth Southgate’s decision to keep him on the pitch as England’s hopes slipped away.He gave everything but it wasn’t quite enough, with fans making their views known on social media. You can see what they said below. England have bowed out of the World Cup in the semi-finals with a 2-1 defeat to Croatia after extra-time.The Three Lions stars were heroes to the end as they battled hard in Moscow but some fans felt one man wasn’t good enough on the night. Harry Kane walks across the pitch in England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia. center_img Harry kane has been shocking tonight #ENG— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) July 11, 2018 1 Kane hasn’t been involved at all has he?— Hunter 🦅 (@HunterCPFC) July 11, 2018 Never knew Harry Kane was still on the field to be honest😐— Warren (@WarrXnMUFC) July 11, 2018 Kane is a fraud— Mickey Bricks (@Kayyjunior1) July 11, 2018 Kane has offered nothing this game— nathan muise (@n_muise) July 11, 2018 Why is kane never in the box when it’s being crossed in!!! Get in the box!!!— Jernade Meade (@Jernade_R_Meade) July 11, 2018last_img read more

EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA

first_imgIT may only be a matter of a few weeks old but everyone appears to ‘row’ in behind a good cause in Mountcharles.Mountcharles Rowing Club was set up in May 2013 and this weekend it is gearing up for its first Regatta.Its been 36 years since a Regatta was held in the area and the club is preparing for what has all the expectation of being a fantastic day of racing. Facilities at Mountcharles Big Pier along with the amenities and viewing for visitors promises a good day for all the family.Clubs from across Donegal including Moville, Tráighéanach, Kincasslagh, Burtonport, Loughross, Killybegs, Inver, CCF (Cloughaneely) and Donegal are to attend.A poster for the last regatta in Mountcharles 36 years go.With all these clubs present it promises to be the largest contented regatta of the season and it being the LAST regatta makes it all the more special and one not to be missed.Hope to see you all there.  EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA was last modified: August 31st, 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:Mountcharles regattalast_img read more

BACK TO THE 80s AT LORETO COMMUNITY SCHOOL MILFORD – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgBACK TO THE 80s AT LORETO COMMUNITY SCHOOL MILFORD – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 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:Back to the 80’sLoreto Community SchoolMilfordlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: FOUR MASTERS V ARDARA

first_imgPaul Durcan will be hoping to put the disappointment of last weekend’s All-Ireland final loss to Kerry behind him when Four Masters host Ardara in the Donegal SFC.Four Masters welcome Ardara to Pairc Tir Conaill this weekend for their eagerly anticipated Donegal SFC clash.In their opening group match of this year’s championship, Four Masters welcome a formidable force in the form of Ardara.Ardara reached the semi-final of last season’s Donegal SFC and were narrowly defeated by just one point by eventual champions Glenswilly. Ardara will welcome county star Paddy McGrath back into their side after his exploits with Donegal all summer.Four Masters will welcome back county stars Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and Luke Keaney for the weekend’s crucial clash.Both Four Masters and Ardara are fancied to get out of the group, and the winners of this weekend’s match will more than likely determine who tops the group.It will be a closely fought match, with both sides dependent on scores from forwards Gareth Concarr and Michael Doherty. Whoever comes out on top in that shoot-out will more than likely determine the victor.It’s a hard one to call, but with home advantage Four Masters should shade it.VERDICT – FOUR MASTERSDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: FOUR MASTERS V ARDARA was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCfour mastersglenfinnewsSportlast_img read more

Delight as young Donegal woman scoops Miss Ireland title

first_imgA young Donegal woman has been crowned Miss Ireland.18 year old Lauren McDonagh, from Buncrana, last night became only the second Donegal woman to win the title following Gaoth Dobhair woman Natasha Nic Gairbheith in 2004.A delighted Lauren, the daughter of Tom and Ann McDonagh, was overjoyed after her win in Dublin last night. Lauren was selected to represent Donegal at this year’s final at the regional final held in the Cavern Letterkenny last June. The Cavern are the main sponsors of Miss Donegal 2017.Lauren will now repesent Ireland at the Miss World final in China this November.Lauren was styled for last night’s event by Pure Boutique Letterkenny.Delight as young Donegal woman scoops Miss Ireland title was last modified: September 23rd, 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:buncranaLauren McDonaghMISS IRELANDlast_img read more