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Hiddink doesn’t expect Hazard to sign for Madrid this summer

Hiddink doesn’t expect Hazard to sign for Madrid this summer

first_img However, Hiddink doesn’t see the player leaving Stamford Bridge.  Upd. at 14:41 Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink, who will be replaced by Antonio Conte this summer, does not think Eden Hazard will leave the club for Real Madrid in the summer.  CEST That was the form which had seen him linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Madrid, with a fee of close to 100 million euros mentioned at one point.  25/04/2016center_img Sport EN “It’s important that [Hazard] is here next year. He has some more years to go on his contract. And what I do know is that he is very happy with everything at Chelsea, and everything around Chelsea,” the Dutch coach said.  Hazard looked to be back to his best at the weekend, for perhaps the first time since Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho, scoring twice in the win over Bournemouth. With the Portgueuse coach, the Belgian forward lost the form which made him last season’s Player of the Year in the Premier League.  “He is very important and if he is fit he will be very important again next season.”last_img read more

Oval green

Oval green

first_imgBy Justin RobertsonTHE Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) has decided the Edwin Flack Reserve is in good enough condition…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Rival candidates weigh in on negative gearing

Rival candidates weigh in on negative gearing

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON A TAX increase on investment properties would negatively impact Australian families and economic growth and jobs, according…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

GC Foster and Sam Sharpe TC forge sporting partnership

GC Foster and Sam Sharpe TC forge sporting partnership

first_img CONSTANT UPGRADING “Of course, there will be a constant upgrading of the teaching certification, particularly for those teachers who were trained, years ago and who are working in the primary-school system. Some of them are still diploma trained and they now have the possibility of getting certification at the first-degree level here at Sam Sharpe,” added Reid. Reid further noted that sports in western Jamaica is changing, which is evident in the activities going on at Rusea’s High in Hanover and Petersfield High School in Westmoreland. He said this partnership would open up the doors for the west to become a powerhouse in sports once again. “So this is what we want to do. We want to start at the academic side, where we upgrade our coaching staff, we focus on sports medicine, the other sports not getting attention, and we bind everything together so that the west becomes really dynamic in sports,” added Reid. The St Catherine-based G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, in St James, have forged an alliance to change the way physical education courses are taught in Jamaica, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), yesterday. The MOU signing between the two tertiary-level institutions was done at the Montego Bay campus of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. The plan will see both institutions sharing a set of new programmes as well as faculty in a bid to bolster sport-fitness courses both at the academic and physical levels. “This partnership is something that we feel will encourage enrolment and young people to recognise that sports is a business,” said David Mais,, chairman of G.C .Foster. “The students who are being enrolled are coming in with their high standard of high school education, will see sport as the opportunity it is. So the way forward is to find ways to fully utilise our facilities at G.C. Foster and Sam Sharpe Teachers College,” added Mais. The 45-hour short courses to be offered at the start of the new school year at both institutions will include sports massages, fitness instruction, programme writing, and recreation, among other areas. The courses will be done throughout the work week or on the weekends. The institutions, however, will, over time, introduce a number of advanced programmes to include bachelor degrees. “Initially, it is going to be the academic side because we have to make a start, but the possibilities are endless,” said Norman Reid, chairman of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College.last_img read more

Dazzling with…

Dazzling with…

first_img…cow poop statisticsYour Eyewitness knows when institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) send down their “experts” to feel the economic pulse of member countries, they come down with standardised forms into which they merely fill in the blanks with info collected down here. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone their announcements sound like the gobbledygook it is.But you’d think our Government would take the trouble to translate the jargon into language ordinary people could understand, nuh? Well…they do…but like all translators, they have the power to slant the translation whichever way they want. And with Governments, you know what they want is to tell us: things are just hunky dory, thank you! Even though you may be sinking in a bog of economic quicksand. What the heck does “Bank capital adequacy ratios appear comfortable (averaging 23.9 per cent as of December 2015)” mean when you can’t get loans from banks even if you stood on your head on the Cenotaph outside of the Bank of Guyana Building?!Or some other gems from the latest IMF report on OUR economy that produced the above head scratcher. Does ANY citizen who actually lives in Guyana really believe our economy will GROW by four per cent this year? We know rice farmers are now getting HALF of the Venezuelan prices for that lost 200,000 tonne rice contract. So there’s no “growth” for the 100,000 or so folks depending on rice for a living. Not to mention they’re planting less acreage in the coming crop.Then sugar – 23,000 tonnes less were produced in the first crop…and no way in hell the second crop’s gonna be any better. So another 100,000 citizens are sucking wind from a SHRINKAGE in growth. As you ferret through the report summarised by the Government, below their flowing headlines, you find the “growth” actually comes from increased gold production. But that’s from the two new FOREIGN mining companies – and after the Government collects its five per cent royalty, all those profits are siphoned out to the foreign homes of the companies! Where the “growth” for Guyana?Then another source of growth was from the extra excise taxes the Government slapped on the petroleum imported at the record low prices. So we’re supposed to’ve gotten “growth” because the Government forced us to buy oil at a higher price! While they collected the taxes to pay themselves their 50 per cent pay raises.And did the Finance Minister really need the IMF “experts” to tell him and his bosses we need to diversify the economy?Even the sweetie vendor at the street corner knows if, say, mints aren’t selling, she’d better try toffees or something else!…share manipulation at Ogle AirportAt long last, some of the private operators at Ogle Airport are opposing the hijacking by the Correias of Ogle International Inc (OIA). This is the company that’s just supposed to manage the facility on behalf of the Government that really owns it as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). In a recent letter, Annete Arjoon-Martins mentioned the €1.85 million OIA received from the European Development Fund in 2007. This helped in the lengthening of the airport that year.But back in 1999, the Airport shared in a US$30 million soft loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – which OIA formed the years later to develop the airport, utilised. That 40-year loan had a 10 year grace period and is still outstanding as a debt of the Guyana Government. As Arjoon-Martins said, there ought to have been an oversight body established – but the terms were altered by the Correias to prevent equitable participation by the Government.When is SARU going to step in to prevent this seizure of a public asset?…double speakLet’s see if we have this right. The country need investments. Our banks are awash with cash but locals aren’t investing. And the Government’s gonna remove tax and other inducements for foreign investments.Pure genius!!last_img read more

NXT returns to UK in June – will there be another WWE clash with Wayne Rooney?

NXT returns to UK in June – will there be another WWE clash with Wayne Rooney?

first_imgWest Ham fan Levesque – who defends his WWE World Heavyweight title against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania this Sunday – also made public five subsequent additional dates in Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Plymouth, but did not indicate whether other cities will be part of the sports entertainment giant’s fourth trip to the UK in eight months.However, if another TakeOver special broadcast is held over here, NXT should avoid a fixtures collision with the meeting between home nations in Euro 2016. Frequently mounted mid-week and in the evening (local, rather than US time), another TakeOver is unlikely to go up against England’s mid-afternoon, second appearance of the championships against Wales.Any potential scheduling crossover with England’s first round schedule probably won’t prove an own goal for the live event planning department, though – as Levesque noted during a conference call yesterday, NXT particularly appeals to and ‘super-serves’ the most die-hard of wrestling fans, even though 2015’s TakeOver in London was characterised by adapted footy chants. You can’t put on a successful tour without great partners. Thank you @LiveNationUK and thank you Dave. pic.twitter.com/HAU4S7MhjG— Triple H (@TripleH) December 16, 2015 Further British interest for July’s Global Cruiserweight Series was also confirmed with the unveiling of the first seven participants for the 205lb weight limit tournament.The hotly-tipped Kent-born ace Zack Sabre Jr and Ayr marvel Noam Dar will join Rich Swann, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano of NXT, China’s Ho Ho Lun and Japan’s Akira Tozawa for the 32-man competition format.Former Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson – better known in WWE’s development program as the polka dot trunks-wearing Hugo Knox – is not expected to drop muscle weight to take part, however.Wrestlemania 32 is live on Sky Box Office, Sky Box Office HD and the WWE Network this Sunday night at 1am– Subscribe to Gorilla Position, talkSPORT’s WWE podcast, on iTunes here – and check out the GP archive by having a poke about here Thank you Ozzy and Sharon…amazing @BlackSabbath show last night @TheGarden! @StephMcMahon pic.twitter.com/5gK2WGRQCL— Triple H (@TripleH) February 26, 2016 All smiles with Wayne Rooney – but could Triple H’s NXT be battling for English eyes during the Euros? WWE’s hottest stars could be set for another clash with Wayne Rooney – this time with the rest of the England squad as back up – as company chief Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque confirmed NXT will return to the UK in June. Three Lions captain Rooney dished out a ringside slap to Brit brawler King Barrett last November during a taping of Raw at the Manchester Arena – and with yesterday announcement’s the critically-acclaimed WWE Network brand is set to debut at this year’s Download Festival, football and sports entertainment could be going head-to-head again.Although Levesque did not reveal timings for the unspecified amount of shows NXT will mount at the Donington Park rock event in the second week of June, his developmental standouts could face competition for fans’ eyes from England’s first Group B match against Russia if they perform on the Saturday night.And with Black Sabbath – a personal favourite of metalhead Levesque, for whom rock icon Lemmy previously performed entrance themes – topping the main festival bill that same evening, a bizarre triple threat battle for live crowd attention take place if NXT’s highly-engaged, typically-male adult fans in the UK feel their loyalties are more divided than WWE’s on screen McMahon family. 1last_img read more

OLYMPIC BOXING COACH BILLY WALSH TO BE SPORTS STAR SPECIAL GUEST

OLYMPIC BOXING COACH BILLY WALSH TO BE SPORTS STAR SPECIAL GUEST

first_imgThe hugely successful Irish Olympic boxing coach Billy Walsh is to be the special guest at the 37th Donegal Sports Star Awards function which takes place on Friday, January 25th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Walsh was head coach to Olympic Silver Medalist John Joe Nevin and Bronze Medalist Michael Conlon in the London Summer Olympics. Walsh was also a key figure in Katie Taylor’s Olympic Gold success.The Wexford man has been head coach with the “High Performance Boxing Unit’ for a number of years and the return on that investment has been phenomenal with the Irish also picking up three medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Just last week his native County Council honoured him with the ‘Freedom of Wexford’. The Sports Star committee is delighted that Walsh has accepted the invitation to be their special guest and he follows a list of top names that have attended the Donegal County Council sponsored awards in recent years.They include RTE soccer correspondent Tony O’Donoghue; CEO of the Irish Sports Council and former athletic star John Treacy; boxing analyst Mick Dowling; ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner; former GAA President and now Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly and RTE’s Northwest correspondent Eileen Magnier.This Friday, November 23rd is the deadline date for nominations for the Donegal Sports Star awards. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to info@donegalsportsstarawards.ie or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie.     OLYMPIC BOXING COACH BILLY WALSH TO BE SPORTS STAR SPECIAL GUEST was last modified: November 19th, 2012 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:Billy WalshboxingSports Star Awardslast_img read more

Walmart Is Now Selling Pickles Soaked in Fruit Punch

Walmart Is Now Selling Pickles Soaked in Fruit Punch

first_imgEarlier this year, Thrillist.com put out a list of the GROSSEST FOOD that people love in every state.  And the food for Mississippi was the koolickle . . . which is the WILD combo of a pickle soaked in Kool-Aid. Well . . . apparently that INSPIRED the lunatics at Walmart, because they just started selling pickles that are soaking in FRUIT PUNCH. They’re calling them “Tropickles,” and a massive jar will only run you two bucks.last_img

Cape Town voted in world top 10

Cape Town voted in world top 10

first_img17 July 2007Cape Town has beaten off competition from a host of cities to be ranked by the USA’s prestigious Travel and Leisure magazine as the number one city in Africa and the Middle East, as well as claiming tenth spot in the “Best city in the world” category.Cape Town’s mayoral committee member in charge of tourism, Simon Grindrod, expressed his delight at the city’s performance following the announcement at the Travel and Leisure World’s Best awards 2007 this week.“Our vision for Cape Town is to be a world class city not only for all our citizens but also as a tourist destination. To achieve this we must strive to improve every aspect of what Cape Town has to offer,” he said.He added that such awards increased interest in the city as a tourist destination and “will thus have a direct and positive effect on job creation and growth in the economy for the residents of Cape Town.”The director of the city’s tourism department, Mansoor Mohamed, highlighted the fact that Cape Town beat a number of very popular European and Middle Eastern cities including Dubai and Paris.This, he said, illustrated Cape Town’s strength in natural beauty, cultural diversity and arts and culture.Cape Town is famed for its renowned flat-topped Table Mountain, which rises to 1 086 metres at its highest point, and the area’s rich mix of biodiversity and Fauna and Flora including some 8 500 endemic flowering plant species.The city, which was evaluated according to criteria such as natural beauty and cultural diversity, cuisine and value for money, has been ranked as number one on the Africa and Middle East region and in the top ten best tourist destinations since 2004.Winners of the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards will be honoured at an awards ceremony in New York City on 23 July.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Philly 360° Playlist: Check Out Jermaine Dolly’s Inspirational Single “Ill Go”

Philly 360° Playlist: Check Out Jermaine Dolly’s Inspirational Single “Ill Go”

first_imgJermaine “Maine” Dolly(Courtesy of the artist) A town full of genius creatives and talented musicians, Philadelphia will never be short on genre-defying singers, songwriters and producers. This week, the Philly 360° Playlist features gospel artist and Philly native Jermaine “Maine” Dolly with his latest single “I’ll Go” from the mixtape Hello Dolly. The guitar driven track has an open, clean vibe and gives the listener plenty of opportunity to listen to the inspiration-filled lyrics of the hook and verses. With a simple, yet larger than life chorus, it’s not hard to imagine the crossover appeal that Dolly’s track could have with music lovers, locally and nationally.   This past weekend, Maine Dolly opened the show for the Camp Moody at Hard Rock Café Philadelphia, which featured West Philly emcee Chill Moody and R&B singer/songwriter Aaron Camper. Dolly hit centerstage performing his opening number “Jesus at the Center” as his mic check, and though most of the crowd came out to hear Chill and Aaron’s hip-hop and soul numbers — they still showed plenty of love for Dolly’s gospel stylings. With a dynamic band of musician backing him, Dolly stepped to the mic with his signature honest, charismatic stage presence and hammered through a three-song set like a serious performance veteran.  Both Camp Moody headliner Aaron Camper and Dolly sang with GRAMMY-winning gospel frontman Tye Tribbett — who is also a native Philadelphian. Even though Jermaine comes from a musical family, it took a minute for Jermaine to really embrace his calling as a singer. It was the wish of his sick grandmother that Dolly finally utilize his vocal gift that finally pushed him into the forefront as an artist. A multi-talented musician, actor and vocalist, there is not much that Jermaine “Maine” Dolly can’t do. He’s on task to become yet another Philly triple-threat in the entertainment arena, with a sound that is the perfect blend between what’s hot in popular music now, and lyrics that honor his gospel roots. Check out “I’ll Go” and you can download Hello Dolly here.last_img read more