Level pegging in Manning Group J

first_imgThe battle for the Group J semi-final spot in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup second round is going down to the wire following results of matches played yesterday at the Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew. In the first game of the double-header, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) and Bridgeport High battled to a 1-1 draw. Napoleon Rochester sent STATHS ahead in the fifth minute but Kyle Ming equalised for Bridgeport in the 88th minute. In the second game, Kingston College (KC) and Charlie Smith finished 1-1. KC went ahead courtesy of a strike by captain Javain Brown in the 42nd minute. That was cancelled by a header from Charlie Smith’s towering defender Romario Williams in the 49th minute. With both results, all four teams in the group are locked on two points apiece as well as having a similar goal difference. In the group’s first set of games last week Wednesday, KC were held 1-1 by STATHS, and it was the same scoreline in the Bridgeport and Charlie Smith game. CHANCE TO FINISH Now, all four teams have a chance to finish on top in the group’s last set of games to be played next week at the same time at different venues. Coach of Charlie Smith, Jerome Waite, said it was a good game from both teams. He also credited his goalkeeper Shamarley Clayton for keeping them in the game. “It was a good game from the teams. The ‘keeper (Shamarley Clayton) was outstanding. We will take it one step at a time as we look forward to the next game,” Waite told The Gleaner. KC’s coach Ludlow Bernard said that his team created enough chances to win the game. “We got the chances to win the game. Now, it is not totally in our own hands but we have all to play for a win in the next game,” Bernard said. Meanwhile, the first game was also an exciting affair with STATHS taking an early lead and Bridgeport fighting back and earning the equaliser with just two minutes to go in normal time. Yesterday’s results Today’s games STATHS 1 Bridgeport 1 KC 1 Charlie Smith 1 Constant Spring Complex 1 p.m: Jonathan Grant vs Holy Trinity 3 p.m: Camperdown High vs Excelsiorlast_img read more

Several Conservative candidates approved to run

first_imgAt least four of the six federal Conservative candidate nominees for the Prince George-Peace River riding have passed the first hurdle and have been officially approved as party candidates.Don Irwin, Dan Davies, Colin Kinsley, Cameron Stolz and Bob Zimmer have all personally confirmed that they have been accepted as candidates. Jerrilyn Schembri says she has not yet had the required interview.- Advertisement -Once candidate nominations officially close on Feb. 14, the riding association will probably tour the riding, visiting several communities, says Chad Anderson, president of the Prince George-Peace River Riding Association.At that time, Anderson says anyone who became a member of the Conservative party prior to Feb. 14 will be able to vote for the candidate of their choice.Neither the dates nor the communities where voting will take place have been determined concretely.Both the Green Party and the NDP have already chosen their candidates. Hilary Crowley is the Green Party candidate and Lois Boone is the NDP candidate. Both were officially chosen in November.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Post-partisan’ team molded Arnold’s health plan

first_imgWorking with them were Cabinet Secretary Dan Dunmoyer and health policy staffers Herb Schultz, John Ramey, Richard Figueroa and Ruth Liu. Zingale is a Democrat who was once a senior aide to former Gov. Gray Davis, while Belshe is a moderate Republican who previously worked under Gov. Pete Wilson. Dummoyer is a more conservative Republican who previously worked for the Assembly Republican caucus and was head of an insurance industry trade group. ‘Give and take’ Members of that team had fought on opposite sides over a previous major health care proposal, Senate Bill 2, a labor-backed effort that required businesses to provide health insurance for employees. Schultz and Zingale both worked in the Davis administration to support and craft the measure, while Ramey was hired by the California Chamber of Commerce to help repeal it through Proposition 72 in 2004. “We have very candid and robust conversations about the policy strengths and weaknesses,” Belshe said. “The plan reflects a lot of back and forth, a lot of give and take.” Schwarzenegger started laying the internal groundwork for the health plan in early 2006, when he indicated to his staff a renewed interest in tackling the issue, Belshe said, even as publicly he was focusing on promoting his infrastructure bond proposal. Reaching out To get the effort started, he held a health summit in the summer of 2006 with experts and interest groups and then assembled the policy team by the fall. The team first met as a full group in early September. Over the course of assembling the plan, the team also sought feedback from a variety of groups, including potential critics such as the California Medical Association and the California Chamber of Commerce. “They reached out to us as they did a lot of groups, from consumer groups to health care delivery people to hospitals, to unions,” said chamber President Alan Zaremberg. “I think the governor was pretty inclusive in reaching out to everybody. But it’s his own plan.” They also reviewed past health care proposals and plans from other states such as Massachusetts, where a Republican governor and Democratic Legislature last year agreed on a plan for nearly universal coverage. Ambitious plan The $12 billion plan they ultimately came up with seeks to insure nearly every Californian with the following key provisions: Require every Californian to purchase health insurance. Expand Medi-Cal reimbursements to health providers. Expand government health insurance programs. Require insurers to issue coverage to all. Pay for the plan primarily through a 2 percent of revenue fee on doctors, a 4 percent fee on hospitals and a 4 percent of payroll fee on businesses that do not provide insurance for employees. Expand wellness/preventive efforts to prevent diabetes, obesity and other health problems. When it came time to unveil the plan, the governor chose to highlight his collaborative style in an unusual format. Rather than a typical press conference in which only supporters were allowed to speak, he invited more than a dozen interest groups – including the chamber, the CMA, organized labor, health insurers, outside experts and major employers such as Safeway Inc. – to participate in a panel discussion before the media. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health care plan was molded by a team of staffers as politically varied as California itself – a fact that could accelerate the ambitious proposal’s journey from idea to reality. While Schwarzenegger faces plenty of opponents a month after unveiling the plan, their tone has been more conciliatory than confrontational. This, analysts say, is no accident. By stuffing his health advisory team with staffers who represent the often conflicting interests of employers, medical associations, insurers, unions and patient-advocacy groups, the governor has been able to pre-empt a lot of the criticism that could have doomed the plan. It’s also an example of the governor’s new style of “post-partisan” governing. “(There) were often very robust policy debates, out of sight of the governor and sometimes in front of the governor,” said Daniel Zingale, one of Schwarzenegger’s key advisers on health care. “He has an Arthurian style of governing, where he likes people to disagree in front of him. There was more of that than I’ve ever seen anywhere.” The rancor that might normally accompany such a far-reaching and expensive plan – addressing one of society’s most pressing problems – is so far absent. In fact, a number of medical groups – including many that object to his proposed fees on doctors and hospitals – said this week that they will form a coalition to support the governor’s principles, if not his exact plan. Diversity in action The governor’s policy team is “a very diverse group” representing most of the major points of view, said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University, Sacramento. “Having them vet the plan up front and then work it along the way I think produces things like this (medical group) coalition and pre-empts a lot of partisan coalitions (in opposition).” Schwarzenegger’s policy team was led by Health and Human Services Secretary S. Kimberly Belshe, and Zingale, a senior adviser to the governor who also serves as chief of staff to first lady Maria Shriver. last_img read more

Poll: Which footballer’s house is worse – Sterling’s or Neville’s?

first_imgRaheem Sterling and Phil Neville have put their millionaire mansions are up for sale, and they’re both a sight to behold…Following his £49million move to Manchester City, Sterling is moving from his palace in Liverpool, which boasts a decorated swimming pool, a barbershop, and Liverpool themed cinema and…wait for it…a Michael Jackson themed private bar.Neville’s, meanwhile, is grey – so much grey – with a personalized Everton shirt pool table.But which is worse? Cast your votes now… 1 Poll: Which footballer’s house is worse – Sterling’s or Neville’s? last_img

Agency to vote on report

first_img Plambeck continues to oppose the recommendation even though it is based in part on an independent review urged by the water board, called the Stetson Report. The 2005 management report, she said, is not complete. “I’m wondering why many of the reports that were included in prior water assessments were excluded from this water assessment, and that includes the district’s own Stetson Report,” Plambeck said. “And I’m wondering if that’s because some of those reports indicated that supplies weren’t at levels as reported by this water assessment.” If the water board approves the recommendation, the report would be circulated for 45 days, then go before the Santa Clarita Planning Commission and City Council. Then, pending council approval, the matter would return to the lower court for review and a new ruling. If approved, Gates would be free to develop the property. In July, the Newhall water district had agreed to provide water for the proposed project, in spite of the ongoing lawsuit and the lack of support from several board members. Gates is considering a nonpotable irrigation system using water from wells on the property. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant An appeals court ruled in November in favor of environmental groups that sued the city of Santa Clarita and Gates over environmental studies for the project. Appellate court justices said a lower court had erred in approving the project’s environmental impact report, calling a section describing water supply for the park inadequate. Steve Cole, general manager for the water agency, said the 2005 plan projects growth to help the agency meet the demand. “(Approval of the document) would allow for the city to process their environmental document,” Cole said. “The city will go through the normal requirements for the California Environmental Quality Act needed to approve the project.” On Thursday, district board members will decide if the recommendation of its ad hoc committee members – finding the supply for the Gate King industrial park is adequate – is valid. If a majority of board members concur, the assessment would become part of the project’s amended environmental report. Water board President Maria Gutzeit and Director Barbara Dore prepared the recommendation. It needs a 3-2 vote from the five-member board to pass. Director Lynne Plambeck also is president of Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment, one of the groups that filed the lawsuit. SANTA CLARITA – The water agency that would serve a planned industrial park in Newhall will vote Thursday on a new report that shows there is enough water to supply the project, despite a lawsuit that claims the contrary. The new recommendation to the Newhall County Water District board is based on the region’s 2005 Urban Water Management Plan, which supersedes the 2000 report cited in the original environmental report for the Needham Ranch business park. Data in the original study prompted environmental groups to sue. “We are very pleased the Urban Water Management Plan of 2005 included our project and are hopeful the Newhall County Water District will find there’s sufficient water to serve our project,” said Mark Gates, who owns the development. “We’re just working diligently to make sure the material in the environmental impact report is adequate and will stand up to judicial scrutiny.” The 160-acre Needham Ranch industrial park is planned on Sierra Highway, south of San Fernando Road, and would include light-industrial and commercial buildings nestled on 580 acres. The undeveloped areas would consist of parkland, trails and open space dedicated to the city. last_img read more

Danny Murphy slams ‘ridiculous’ West Ham for Declan Rice contract shambles

first_img 3 “This is typical of lots of clubs who forget to reward young lads when they’re doing really well – and I don’t mean stupid money, I don’t agree with young lads who aren’t in the first team earning £20,000-a-week.“But he is on a very low contract, playing at the top level, dealing with some top players and looking very, very accomplished.“All of a sudden he’s only got next season on his contract and what, West Ham think the big clubs aren’t watching him now?“Daniel Levy has got critics, but Tottenham’s young players generally get looked after and each time they do well they get rewarded. Danny Murphy has warned ‘ridiculous’ West Ham they could face losing emerging star Declan Rice to a bigger club if they don’t tie the 19-year-old down to a new contract soon.The defender-cum-midfielder – already in a tug of war between the Republic of Ireland and England – is only under contract with the Hammers until 2020.Rice was voted West Ham’s Young Player of the Year for the second season in a row last year after making 31 appearances, and the London club are eager to keep him.However, according to The Sun on Sunday, their offer on the table is miles apart from the players’ expectations, after stepping up from their academy to become a key player in Manuel Pellegrini’s side – being shifted from defence to a defensive midfield role to great effect this season.It was claimed during the summer West Ham had offered Rice a new contract worth just £8,000-a-week – an improvement on his current £3,000-a-week deal but considerably less than what other first-team players earn at the London Stadium. Rice impressed with his performance in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with unbeaten Chelsea at the London Stadium 3 Rice has played three times for Ireland, though not any competitive games, so could still switch his allegiance to England center_img Rice has shown he can perform in the Premier League despite his tender age 3 Further reports have also claimed several Premier League clubs are considering January bids for the versatile youngster.And Murphy believes West Ham could end up paying the price for their own stupidity either in January or next summer, by allowing the starlet’s contract to run into its final year.“Declan Rice has all the attributes to play for England, no doubt about that, and he’ll have a long career in the Premier League,” the ex-Liverpool, Tottenham and Fulham ace told Jim White on Monday.“He’s at a good club where he’s playing every week, but I’m amazed West Ham haven’t got him a new contract sorted.“He’s only got next year left and he’s still on a young man’s contract, playing in the Premier League and dealing with the likes of Eden Hazard.“Why haven’t they sorted it? This lad hasn’t just come into the first team, he’s been around since last season! “I’m amazed at West Ham, it’s ridiculous for a lad of this talent.“It shouldn’t have got to this. You can’t let this happen.“They’ve got a problem now after his last couple of performances. They’ve got a super young player who they haven’t looked after and dealt with.“Hopefully they deal with it soon.“He’s probably very happy there and wants to stay, but they have to act quickly because his performances now are taking him to a different level.”Listen back to Danny Murphy on talkSPORT abovelast_img read more

Bomber who attacked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus sentenced to 14 years in prison

first_img 3 3 Sergei Wenergold, 29, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday The blast, which also wounded a police officer, was initially treated by the German forces as a suspected jihadist terrorist attack.But it has been revealed Sergei Wenergold, a German citizen of Russian origin, carried out the attack after placing a bet on the club’s share price falling.Wenergold admitted the plot during a trial at Dortmund state court, saying he had not meant to hurt anyone.German football expert Raf Honigstein’s told talkSPORT the attack was a “harebrained get rich scheme”. 3 Wenergold, a German citizen who came to the country from Russia at 13, told the court that he was trying to fake an attack and designed the explosives in such a way “that no harm to people could be expected”.center_img The man who bombed Borussia Dortmund’s team bus in 2017 has been convicted of 28 counts of attempted murder and jailed for 14 years.Dortmund defender Mark Bartra was injured when three explosions hit the coach as it left the team hotel for a Champions League match against Monaco on April 11 last year. Two people were injured in the blast Wenergold, 29, was also ordered to pay €15,000 (£13,300) to Bartra, who needed an operation to remove debris from his hand.The Spanish defender, who now plays at Real Betis, described the incident as “the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life”.Tuesday’s verdict ended an 11-month trial that featured testimony from players and then-manager Thomas Tuchel.Prosecutors alleged that Wenergold took out a loan to place a bet that Borussia Dortmund’s share price would drop, then bombed the bus and attempted to disguise the attack as Islamic terrorism.In January, the defendant testified that he carried out the attack but did not intend to kill or hurt anyone. Mark Bartra had an operation to remove blast debris from his hand and played the rest of the season with an arm cast last_img read more

TOP US SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN TO DONEGAL MUSICIANS

first_imgThe right notes! Left to right, are Ciara Fagan (recorder), Joanne Cuffe (violin), Jane Gormley (cello) and Claire Kinsella (cello).Four members of County Donegal Youth Orchestra have hit the right note!They been awarded music scholarships by the Apple Hill Centre for Chamber Music in partnership with the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership.They will spend the month of July being coached in their instrument, in performance skills and chamber playing at the Apple Hill Centre in New Hampshire in the United States under the direction of Lenny Matcyznski, the Apple Hill String Quartet and other tutors from the US and abroad.  TOP US SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN TO DONEGAL MUSICIANS was last modified: July 9th, 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:Apple Hill Centredonegal youth orchestrascholarshipslast_img read more

TweetLouder is a Fast Easy Way to Track Your Favorite Bands

first_imgTags:#music#web Tweetlouder is a new service that uses your Twitter account and your music listening history to connect you with Twitter and concert updates from all your favorite musicians in just a few clicks. It’s a project of concert tracking startup SonicLiving. It was first demonstrated as a proof of concept at Twitter’s developer conference, Chirp.I’ve been syncing my music listening history from Rdio and Spotify to Last.fm lately, so it was really easy to click click click and boom – there’s the official Twitter accounts of all the bands I’ve been playing on those services. You can also sync with iTunes or Pandora. After I followed the bands it discovered on Twitter, I put them in a Twitter List, which I can now visit whenever I want to see some music updates. Cool. Thanks, Tweetlouder.Concert alerts is an incredibly crowded market, but this is a cool feature that’s sure to help draw attention to SonicLiving. It’s a great example of a way that 3rd parties can add value on top of our accessible data. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… marshall kirkpatrick 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Are You Getting Better At Selling?

first_imgK. Anders Ericsson, the expert who uncovered the 10,000-hour rule that you know from Malcolm Gladwell’s work once said, “I’ve been walking for 48 years, but I don’t believe I’m getting any better at it.” If I’m not mistaken, I saw that quote in Fast Company magazine many years ago. I saved the quote because it’s so powerful–and it’s funny.Certainly, there is something to the idea that the longer you do something the greater the odds that you will develop a higher level of competency. But Ericsson’s great insight is that it’s not the time you spend in a human endeavor that makes one an expert. Instead, it’s something he calls “deliberate practice.”Deliberate practice is different than just doing your job. It’s doing something with the intention of improving what you are doing. Ericsson suggests that the violinists he studied would take a nap after spending an hour in deliberate practice. Their focus and concentration were so intense, that afterward they were drained and had to rest and recover from the effort.I don’t know about you, but I don’t know too many people who are getting better at the endeavor of selling well because they are giving so much focus and concentration that they’re actually improving day-to-day. For most of us, we’ve done something long enough that we’re not even really conscious of what we’re doing. It’s like driving your car. If you’ve ever left your house and ended up at the office on a Saturday, that isn’t too different from what we do most of the time at work. Because we’ve made thousands of sales calls before, we make a sales call, without giving it much thought.The problem here is that selling has changed. Not in the way many of the pseudo-experts talk about sales changing. They tend to believe that all prospecting is now inbound and that the digital tools are the greatest evidence of change. This is not true, in fact, what’s changed is something more significant than the digital toolkit available to salespeople now. Success in sales requires that one be truly consultative, that one is perceived as a peer, and that one possesses the insights that allow you to advise your clients on decisions around their business.Because client expectations have changed, and because consensus is now necessary to win in B2B sales, and because most companies are not different enough to be able to compel change with their product or service alone, salespeople have to get a lot better and a lot faster.To this end, I’ve developed a program I call Sales Accelerator. It’s been built to provide salespeople with the mindset, skill sets, and the tools that allow them to develop into the salesperson their prospective clients need now, and to become someone those dream clients will want to buy from.If you’re an individual looking for self-development in both your personal and professional life, right now there is a lifetime offer available, and you can check it out here. If your business, looking for training for your teams, please go to the contact page here and I’ll reach out to you to schedule time to share some ideas with you. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more