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Eight Teams Tee Off Monday in 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship

first_imgCentral Arkansas leads the pack as the top-ranked team and search for its first Southland championship after finishing one stroke off the lead a year ago. Senior Fernanda Lira and junior Emma Svensson lead UCA, claiming the second and third best adjusted scoring versus par in the conference. The two combined for the final three Southland Golfer of the Month awards with Svensson most recently winning April honors after a first-place showing at the Murray State Jan Weaver Invitational. The team will tee off at 10:15 a.m. with Lamar. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and McNeese are the fifth and sixth-seeded teams and will tee off at 8:45 a.m. No. 7 Stephen F. Austin and No. 8 UIW are slated to start the tournament at 8 a.m. Eight teams – Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, UIW, Lamar, McNeese, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – will compete for the automatic team bid to the 2018 NCAA Regionals. They will begin teeing off at 8 a.m. CT. Pairings are determined by the teams’ seeding based off their Golfstat national ranking. FRISCO, Texas – The 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship tees off Monday at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas. This is 17th edition of the championship and the second consecutive tournament at the 6,191 yard, par 71 course. Houston Baptist and Sam Houston State will start its opening rounds at 9:30 a.m. as the No. 3 and No. 4 conference teams, respectively. The Huskies won their first conference championship a year ago with Lexi Brooks carding a 210 total score to break a seven-year record for lowest 54-hole score, set by UCA’s Rebecca Sorensen. The team also scored the lowest team total at a Southland Championship with an 881 score in 2017. HBU’s junior Kaity Cummings leads HBU. In the team’s last three tournaments, Cummings finished no less than 12th in the individual leaderboards, winning the Bradley-Brookhaven Invitational on March 13. Woodforest Golf Club has also served home to a handful of Texas Golf Association tournaments and qualifiers, including the State Amateur Qualifier, Mid-Am Qualifier, State Senior 4-Ball Championship and the TGA Legends Junior Tour tournaments. The club also enters its fourth years hosting the 72-hole PGA Champions Tour Qualifying School. Sam Houston’s Hanna Alberto paces the team with a 72.60 scoring average on the year. She is ranked as the top Southland women’s golfer in the player rankings and finished second individually at the championship last season. The Bearkats last finished first at their host tournament on Oct. 2-3, 2017, but have not won as a team since. Alberto has three individual wins on the season, last finishing first at the HBU Husky Invitational. LU earned the No. 2 seed in a season that saw the team claim three wins, including a victory at the HBU Invitational in March. LU most recently hosted the Cardinal Challenge, a match-play format tournament in which the Big Red fell 3-2 to South Alabama in the championship. Sophomore Elodie Chapelet, the 2017 Southland Player of the Year, returns to the field looking to lead Lamar to its fifth Southland championship in six years. For more information on the 2018 Southland Conference women’s golf championship, please click here.last_img read more


Zamora is the Spanish Liverpool

In Zamora they keep their feet on the ground, although there are reasons that invite euphoria. Since the Burgos Promises, on the second day of the championship, he will get a point in his direct confrontation, there is not a single team that has not been defeated in you to you. Even so, David Movilla, his coach, does not forgive the slightest mistake, knowing that the road is stony and the Playoff does not understand bad days. With 46 points out of 48 possible, of course an unbeatable situation, the coach released a strong criticism about the state of the team as soon as he defeated Atlético Cristo by two goals to one: “We have defended frankly badly. They have generated us much more than we expected and much more than we should allow. There have been parts that have been a street runner. Playing this lottery we will miss points, sure“.However, smiles are common in the press room, as long as conformism does not prevail. “I am satisfied, but I think that the balances are better to do at the end of the season. Defeats will come, bad times, but this team is prepared for those adversities. The strange thing is what they have done so far. The best is yet to come. “Always with a marked style, defined by his captain Dani Hernández in an interview with AS: “We really like to subdue the opponent and pressure the opposing team. We like to have the ball and enjoy playing soccer. “For the public of the Ruta de la Plata and everyone who has had the chance to see Spanish Liverpool. As with the ‘reds’, fate will say, but if the road is also the goal, in Zamora they can be satisfied. The Zamora is a familyThe pre-season paradoxIn four of the games played in pre-season, he did not give the feeling, much less, that the Zamora was going to raze in such a way. Of course, the faces were seen with higher category teams. He tied against Guijuelo and won 1-0 at Salamanca. He lost 0-1 to the Cultural Leonesa and, here is the great paradox, he was severely punished by the subsidiary of Sporting!, against which they lost by five goals to one. Who would say that four months later would be the first Asturian team the rival in the Copa del Rey and that the result would be diametrically opposite. But by then, the situation had completely changed. Trust is everything and Zamora wasted it on all four sides. The second round will be another story. Or not…Surprising self-criticism Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool cup every week covers the international press for what is being a historic Premier League in regards to an admirable balance of results. The ‘reds’ lead the table with 58 points out of 60 possible Or, what is the same, 19 wins and a draw. In Spain, there is a team that has nothing to envy. With a much lower budget and without so many focuses on the Ruta de la Plata, the Zamora rides with firm foot towards the Second Division B of our football, in a historic year full of records and with exactly the same record as the current European champion. In his trees, today there was much illusion and not a single pinch of coal.The Zamora, today, adds 19 consecutive victories, 18 of them in the league championship. It is not an anecdotal figure, since no Third Division team had achieved this balance throughout history. Already exceeded the record of 15 consecutive matches of Arandina and now aims to arrive at 20, precisely from Arandina, although with the nuance that they arrived in different seasons. They will ask, what is the remaining victory that makes the Zamorano team carry 19 meetings celebrating? Those of David Movilla not only impose their law before clubs of the same category, but also gave the machado copera before a giant of LaLiga SmartBank: the Sporting.That day, Sergio Garcia He established himself as a hero with a double to overthrow a higher-ranking team. “We had no respect for Zamora and we gave the first half“said José Alberto. Beyond that, the truth is that the Third Division club joined together to impose their football, something that caught a Sporting surprise that starred in some of the negative surprises of the first round. Now, It is Mallorca that will travel to the Ruta de la Plata, with the mind set on permanence and on breaking down the most consistent wall, not only of Spanish football, but of the entire European landscape. Because since that distant month of August, in which the competition began, nobody has managed to knock down the zamoranos. Undisputed MeritThe Playoff will give them a second chanceThis is the Third Division of Spanish football. It doesn’t matter being first, breaking records or making history. Everything is decided by a tie, in which many more factors come into play: displacement, injuries, weather, arbitration, fitness … The Zamora knows it firsthand. Last season Group VIII finished in first position and everything seemed to indicate the return to Second B. However, first with Haro Deportivo and then with Alcobendas, the shipwreck clubor and condemned to fight another year in the fourth national category. Now, except for hecatombe, he already knows that he will fight again at the crossroads to reach the top: after the conclusion of the first round get 13 points to the second classified and 21! to the fifth. Of course, seen what was seen, in the first half of the season, it would be a catastrophe to let such income go. read more


Madrid have not won a Classic league at home since 2014

first_imgBalance. Have been disputed 243 Official Classics balances with 96 victories of Barcelona, 95 triumphs of Real Madrid and 52 draws. In the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid and Barça have faced 97 times, with a clear advantage for the locals who added 49 wins, 22 draws and only gave up 26 defeats.Goals The 802 official goals of the 243 Classics played to date are distributed as follows: 403 from Real Madrid and 399 from Barcelona. The ‘centennial’ goals of Madrid were made by Barinaga (100), Gento (200), Zamorano (300) and Cristiano (400), while those of the Barça team were scored by César (100), Schuster (200) and Luis Enrique ( 300).Total draw. The balance of 179 classics disputed in the League history It is fully balanced: 72 wins and 286 goals for Madrid and 72 victories and 288 goals for Barcelona. There were 35 draws. If Barcelona wins today at the Santiago Bernabéu, it will beat Real Madrid in victories in the classic league for the first time in its history.Three years of drought. The Real Madrid does not win a Official classic from the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup 2017 (2-0). Since then, Barcelona has added four victories and three draws to the eternal rival and today could equal a historic streak of the Classics: the eight consecutive games without losing Real Madrid (between March 2001 and December 2003). Barcelona too linked seven Classics in a row without defeats between April 2011 and January 2012, but he lost what would have been the eighth of the series: 1-2 in April 2012, with the goal of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Camp Nou that finally decanted that League in favor of the whites with records of points (100) and goals (121). Good omen Real Madrid have only played a Classic immediately after losing a European competition match at home. Four days after the defeat against Tirol Wacker (0-1), in the Recopa de Europa 1970-71, the white team lost again in Santiago Bernabéu against Barcelona (0-1 on October 25, 1970, goal of Zabalza). The good news, from a cabalistic point of view, is that It is the only European tie that Madrid has overcome after losing the one way home (won 0-2 in Innsbruck, Austria, in the second leg).After the defeat. The balance of Real Madrid in the league match immediately after a European defeat at home is ten wins (the last four in a row), five draws and six losses (the last one was a 2-3 in the Bernabéu against Real Zaragoza , three days after losing 0-2 at the Bernabéu against Barcelona in the semifinals of the 2010-11 Champions League).League goals. In the last day the Barcelona beat Real Madrid as a team with the most goals scored in the history of LaLiga (6,151 versus 6,150). Real Madrid had 42 goals ahead of the Barca team at the time of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, heading for Juventus, and 42 are the goals that the Portuguese star has scored in Serie A since then. Real Madrid had been the leader in this classification, uninterruptedly, since September 29, 1963. In fact, it had a maximum advantage of 139 goals (3,695 versus 3,556) on September 22, 1990. The day Messi’s league debut (October 16, 2004) the advantage was 70 targets for whites (4,711 vs. 4,641). The Bernabéu Barcelona have won five of their last six games at the Bernabéu, including the most recent three in a row and without receiving a single goal against (0-4, 2-3, 2-0, 0-3, 0- 3 and 0-1). No visitor had defeated Real Madrid three times in a row in their stadium and only Valencia (between 1967 and 1969), Atlético (between 1967 and 1969) and Real Betis (between 2017 and 2019) had also managed to link three official visits followed by the Merengue Coliseum without receiving a single goal against, although Barcelona may be the first to reach four.center_img Streak culé. Barcelona has won in the field of Real Madrid in the last four editions of LaLiga (0-4, 2-3, 0-3 and 0-1), a milestone unprecedented in the history of the Spanish championship. The last triumph of the white set before his hobby in a classic garter belt dates from October 25, 2014 (3-1 with goals from Cristiano, Pepe and Benzema, which served to overcome the initial goal of Neymar). In the last eleven leagues, Barcelona has played at the Bernabéu at home (eight wins, one draw and only two losses).As a leader. Barcelona has played 22 matches as a LaLiga leader in Real Madrid field and has added six wins, four draws and twelve losses. Madrid being second in the standings, the balance is six local wins, two draws and three games won by the Barça team.The challenge. Real Madrid has had six opportunities to take away the lead of the league to Barcelona in its stadium (This will be the seventh) and he did it four times: on October 25, 1953 after winning 5-0, on February 15, 1959 after winning 1-0, on November 29, 1959 after winning 2-0 and October 22, 1988 after beating 3-2. It only failed twice, on October 8, 1986 (1-1) and on November 21, 2015 (0-4).last_img read more


PH golden skateboarder Didal eyes Tokyo Olympics berth

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms RELATED VIDEO LATEST STORIES “I want to earn qualifying points for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,” said Didal.The 19-year-old skateboarder will have to compete in World Skate sanctioned events during the Olympic qualifying period from Jan.1, 2019 to May May 31, 2020 to earn points as part of the Olympic guidelines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’There are 20 slots for each of the four events, men and women’s park and street competitions, with a total of 80 participants competing.Japan, as the host nation, is reserved one slot for each of the events. Gold medalist Margielyn Didal of the Philippines gestures during the victory ceremony for the women’s skateboard street event during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMargielyn Didal is not stopping with just an Asian Games triumph.After her gold medal run in the women’s street skateboarding, Didal is eyeing the biggest sporting stage in the world—the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Maraño after China loss: PH volleyball has a long way to go, but we’ll perseverecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Didal and the other of the world’s skaters will have their first crack at the qualifying points in the Street League Skateboarding World Championships in Rio de Janeiro in January.And Skateboard Association of the Philippines, Inc. president Monty Mendigoria wants Didal to compete in Rio to have a shot to earn the most number of points.“While there will be also Olympic qualifiers in Asia, we are lining up Margie to compete in Rio so she can earn a maximum of ranking points,” said Mendigoria.Didal is set to receive P6 million from the Philippine government as an incentive for winning an Asian Games gold medal and the Cebu native said she will invest her earnings into a family business.“Maybe we will put up a family business because I won’t be able to go skateboarding all the time,” said Didal who will also be the country’s flag bearer in the closing ceremonies on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


Handball for Congress October 30-31

first_imgThe Liberia Handball Association (LHA) will host its first congress October 30-31 at the Harbel Field House in Harbel City, Margibi County, a release issued by the administration of president Mayson Sawaler said yesterday.A release from the association said the congress will give detailed activities of the association, including its finances and other sources income, both locally and from their international partners. The release also said the re-election of a new corps of officers will be on the agenda.Available positions are president, vice president for administration and vice president for technical affairs.Other positions are secretary general, assistant secretary general, financial secretary, treasury and chaplain.The release said an elections commission is set up with Mr. Amos Korvah, president of the Liberia Tennis Association as chairman; vice chairman is Cllr. Murvee Kenneh, president of the Liberia Volleyball Association, who will also serve as legal advisor and its secretary general is Mr. Edwardatee Gorgor, an eminent citizen.It said any member wishing to participate in the congress should come to its offices on Randall Street in Monrovia at the Liberia National Olympic Committee head-office for details.The administration of Mayson Sawaler has introduced handball in four counties, including Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi and Cape Mount.“We have been working to make handball a national sport so that it can be played in all 15 counties of Liberia,” Sawaler told the Daily Observer in a telephone interview.He said the initial concentration has been in schools and will be encouraging of community clubs that would eventually help presidents of the clubs to be able to run for administrative office. Though the constitution of the association says only presidents of handball clubs may run for office.“At the congress we are going to discuss that particular section in the constitution,” he said, “because it may seem difficult to get individuals to organize handball clubs.”He added that the best option is to encourage communities to organize handball clubs so that they may have support from the communies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


“The Responsibility to Develop Africa Depends on Us”

first_imgFront row, from left: Prof. George Y. Kanyama, chairman of RUFORUM; Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, president of the University of Liberia (UL); and the executive secretary Prof. Adipala Ekwamu-RUFORUM Executive Secretary The executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Professor Adipala Ekwamu says the responsibility to develop Africa depends on Africans and building the capacities of younger ones is cardinal to achieving it.Prof. Ekwamu made the remarks on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the kickoff of a 3-day Executive Board meeting that brought together about 17 Presidents/Chancellors and Deans, from highly ranked African universities that are offering academic programs in agriculture, engineering, science and technology.He said the organization aimed to also empower or train a new generation of scholars that will take over the continent with love and strong belief in development as well as partner across Africa, “because the responsibility the responsibility depends on us.”Prof. Ekwamu said the delegation is currently in Liberia to explore the best and to support the efforts of the university by developing programs that will be used or utilized by Liberia in training students to support the development agenda of Liberia.“This is also to provide the opportunity for future students of Africa to get training in Liberia. We are also utilizing this network opportunity to support human capital in Liberia. We need a continent where our people will know the different parts of Africa or the continent,” he said.“We can collaborate to address the development challenges in Africa. Like in agriculture, Africa still has the problem of huge food and nutrition insecurity. We still have people living in poverty and need to be addressed. We have become large users of technology today,” he said.He said the founding spirit of RUFORUM is aimed at promoting networks across Africa that focus on the development of the continent, because Africans can better develop their countries.“This is an opportunity for RUFORUM to come and join hands with the leadership on higher education in Liberia to support the efforts to strengthen education. We decided to form an organization that first starts interaction among our people across the continent. We also decided to meet every year in different parts of the continent so as to get better appreciation of diversity within our continent,” Prof. Ekwamu explained.He said RUFORUM’s secretariat is mandated to sure that various universities are working together to support the development agenda of the continent and also make sure that universities collaborate to support human capital for development purposes.According to him, African countries are faced with similar challenges in terms of low capacity to develop the continent, which also form part of the imperative for the meetings.The delegates come from Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.George Y. Kanyama, vice chancellor at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi, said he hopes to see the University of Liberia representing the entire West Africa by increasing the participation of other universities and ensuring that the total goal of the organization is achieved.As chairman of RUFORUM, which has 105 members, Kanyama said the organization’s expectation is very high and hopeful that more will be achieved in developing Africa.Ophelia I. Weeks, president of the University of Liberia (UL) said the forum serves as a great opportunity for the UL and other universities in Liberia to have heads of different universities from across Africa in Liberia to network and work together as a team, bringing the necessary change to the continent.Madam Weeks, who serves as deputy chair of RUFORUM said no one knows what’s better for Africa, but Africans themselves, adding that working together can help make the difference on the continent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Clothes thief granted bail

first_imgA man who reportedly stole a quantity of clothing, as well as a table, found himself before the court on Wednesday.Shawn Burch, 35, of Lot 9919 Princes Street, Georgetown, denied he committed the offence put to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore, whom he appeared before at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against him alleged that on April 23, 2018, at Lot 122 Oronoque Street, Georgetown, he stole $10,000 worth of clothing, along with a table valued $11,000; property of Marcell Bandair.Burch was placed on $10,000 and is expected to return to court on May 2, before Magistrate Annette Singh for trial to commence as the prosecution reported that the case file is complete.last_img


Hundreds attend ETI career job fair

first_imgThe Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI) on Wednesday last hosted its 18th annual Career Day and Job Fair in its compound at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The event saw the participation of businesses, service providers and schools occupying 30 booths in full demonstration.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the event was declared open by former Principal of the institution and current Regional Executive Officer, Denis Jaikarran, who lauded the coordinator and team for a job well done.“Activities of this nature are not easy to undertake so I must congratulate the organisers. These kinds of activities provide the opportunity to our secondary school children in choosing a career path and it also reinforces the need to ensure that our young people stay focused on achieving the goal of becoming someone with merit in society. On that note, I must thank the participants also for bringing your products and services to the exhibition.”Jaikaran also pledged the region’s support in ensuring the activity grows with each passing year. “We will collaborate for the years to come and make this activity bigger and better. We must do that in order to attract more participants and patrons.”Students flocked the job fair on WednesdayCurrent Principal of the institution, Rawle Pearce noted that the fair has always served to provide the necessary information to the public. “This has always been a meaningful investment on the part of ETI. Our job fairs provide the guidance to young people so that they can make informed decisions and that is the purpose and we are happy to know that we have always served our purpose.”Hundreds of young people from across the region were in attendance and some of the entities that participated are Guyana Police Force’s G Division (Essequibo coast-Islands), Republic Bank, GBTI, New Building Society, the Guyana Forestry Commission, the Public Health Ministry, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Guyana Revenue Authority, Banks DIH, the Guyana Energy Agency, DDL, the Education Ministry, NIS and Guyana Power and Light Inc.All participating entities received certificates of participation from the Regional Executive Officer of the Pomeroon-Supenaam region.last_img read more


Govt’s hiring consultant to settle impasse a delaying ploy – Jagdeo

first_imgPlanned teachers’ strike…Education Ministry appears more concerned with hiring scab labour – WPAJust days before an impasse resulted following talks with Government and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) over salary increases, Education Minister Nicolette Henry indicated that a consultant could be hired to sort the issues related to salary increases in keeping with what both sides had agreed. However, this commitment has drawn the criticism of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General SecretaryOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoBharrat Jagdeo, who has described the move as a ploy to further stall the negotiations.He made these comments on Thursday last when he said that Government must urgently look into the concerns of teachers.“This is going like full circle again, and it is another ploy to stall for time; so I would urge the Government to treat with the concerns of teachers as an urgent issue and don’t drag them along in a never-ending issue of negotiations,” Jagdeo said recently.Jagdeo said views were expressed on the very afternoon that the stalemate was announced, when GTU and Government could not agree on the majority of the financial arrangements for teachers. In fact, the GTU, after meeting for nearly three hours with Government and labour officials, said Thursday that since the situation remained unchanged, their plans remain intact, meaning that an imminent nationwide strike will go ahead as planned.Jagdeo, speaking at his press conference, pointed out that “for too long”, the nation’s our teachers have been dragged out with the hope that their demands would be addressed.“It seems as though the Government never had any anything to accede on thoseEducation Minister Nicolette Henrydemands…when we asked the minister what was happening with the report of the task force, and when the Government intends to pursue the recommendations, she practically gave zero answer,” he stressed.Jagdeo said, too, that when Government has matters of similar nature, it should include in the delegations persons who have the authority to makes commitments of the Government.“Another meeting with the minister, who always claims that ‘I can’t make any final determinations as to what we were hoping,’ is a waste of time,” Jagdeo opined.WPA positionThe Working People’s Alliance (WPA), which forms part of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), on Friday said it is perturbed at the administration for its inability to reach consensus with the GTU on wage increases. Weighing in on the impasse, the WPA said that Government appears to be indifferent regarding the threat of strike action.“Rather than trying harder to arrive at an agreement, the Ministry of Education, according to reports, appears to be more concerned with hiring scab labour to counter the teachers’ threat. This insensitivity towards the teachers’ reasonable demands is at odds with President Granger’s strident education activism and advocacy for increased and improved access to quality education by our children,” the party noted.The party noted that, from a political standpoint, it feels that the Government is committing “political suicide by picking a fight with teachers, most of whom voted for the Coalition. It is bad politics to alienate your supporters on a matter that could be easily solved.”Minister Henry held an emergency press conference following Thursday’s stalemate, at which she signaled that Government is already considering a 2003 Internal Standard Operational Procedure (SoP) which speaks to alternative measures to deal with the fallout from any strike action.“What it says, parents have to get involved through PTAs (parent-teachers’ associations). It talks (of) hiring of temporary persons in the classroom to fill those gaps; the number of persons on strike or on board; whether you go half-day or rotate; but those are the technical issues, I’ve asked my CEO that we have all of the preliminary work done in the event that we have to activate,” she told the media on Thursday.The GTU outright rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19 and similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases. The stalemate also revealed that Government was not budging on the clothing allowance which remains at $8000.On Tuesday, through a statement, Minister Henry said it was agreed at the initial meeting that “a consultant will be hired to determine how these monies are going to be allocated in the case of the teachers, regarding both debunching and salaries.”last_img read more


Rooney calls on United players to ‘stand up’

first_imgFollowing the win, Mourinho accused his critics of staging a “manhunt” to get him sacked after a string of bad results and rifts with players including French midfielder Paul Pogba.But former United captain Rooney, who now plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer (MLS), said the players had to take some responsibility for the situation.“It’s tough (at United), it has been a tough situation,” he said in comments reported by Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.“The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season. I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better.“The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce, and probably collectively. It (the poor run) is a bit of everything coming together but Jose is an easy target. Some of the players have to be better.”The former England forward said the situation at Old Trafford was similar to when Louis van Gaal was at the helm.“He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players ‘we have to be doing better’. Personally, I think he (Van Gaal) set us up brilliantly but we didn’t produce on the pitch, so I am sure that is getting said behind the scenes.”Rooney now has nine goals in 16 matches since signing for D.C. United from Everton in June.The 32-year-old striker has played a part in a late-season surge that has left United two points behind Montreal for the sixth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth with two games in hand.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney now plays in the MLS for D.C. United © AFP/File / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDSLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 9 – Wayne Rooney has called on Manchester United’s players to stand up and be counted, saying that manager Jose Mourinho is an easy target for the club’s troubles.United battled back from two goals down to beat Newcastle 3-2 at the weekend but are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League, seven points off top spot.last_img read more