Work permit keeps MoBay United coach on sidelines

first_imgBrazilian Leonardo Neiva is yet to officially take up duties as head coach at the western Jamaica Premier League outfit Montego Bay United Football Club because he is yet to receive a work permit.This is a month after the announcement that the South American would have officially taken over as the new coach, following the departure of American Timothy Hankinson in November.Orville Powell, MoBay United’s owner, said Neiva’s paperwork is being processed and he hopes that it will be very soon.”The coach came here for us to really look at him. He didn’t come with a work permit as we did not know we would have wanted him. The authorities came by and we told them what it was all about and they told us to do the right thing, so we are doing the right thing,” Powell explained.”We have made the application now. All the documents are in order. We just have to wait until the approval, which is solely dependent on the Ministry [of Labour]. But it’s the [Christmas] season now, and we are mindful of how the holidays can slow a process, so we just have to wait and see how long,” he continued.In the live televised game on Monday night, MoBay United played away at Harbour View and the Brazilian was seen taking notes and even barking instructions to players from the sidelines until he was spoken to by one of the match officials at half-time.He was not seen after the break, but Powell thought his presence should be of no concern to the match officials.”I don’t know why the official should be concerned with him. He is not on the match card; there is no documentation that he is a part of the system. He is a spectator, so I don’t know why an official would want to say something to him,” Powell said.”But we have to be mindful because we blundered with him coming here. We overjumped the procedure, so we just have to correct that because we had the cart in front of the horse.”We are not blaming anybody. It’s our responsibility, and we just have to make it right,” he continued.Meanwhile, the team sits atop of the standings with 33 points from 18 games, the same as Portmore United, who have an inferior goal difference.”We really appreciate where we are, but we think we could have done better. It is not an easy league and the teams are coming at us, so we have to do a whole heap to maintain ourselves at the top.”last_img read more

Search for Sunshine Girls coach starts next year

first_imgNetball Jamaica (NJ) will begin its search for a new Sunshine Girls coach early next year, after Minneth Reynolds’ contract was not renewed by the Paula Daley-Morris led administration.Wayne Lewis, a director at NJ, said Reynolds’ contract expired on November 30 and so the fact that she submitted a letter of resignation on December 31th was of no effect.”This is obviously an indication that she is not planning to come back to her job,” said Lewis. “This is also null and void for her to resign when her contract expired on November 30.”Lewis said he was very surprised that Reynolds did not seek an extension of her contract days after the Sunshine Girls’ 2-1 away series win over rivals England Roses in the United Kingdom.DECISION ACCEPTED”I am surprised that she would have made the decision not to seek to renew her contract after the team just won a series abroad. We have accepted the fact that her contract has expired and we do not have a coach right now.”Lewis did not say whether the association intended to extend the contract.Meanwhile, the netball director told The Gleaner that efforts will now be made to find a replacement.”Our next board meeting is due early in the New Year, and at that time, we will start the process of selecting a new coach,” he stated.When contacted yesterday, Reynolds said she would not discuss the matter.Reynolds was appointed Sunshine Girls coach in 2014, taking over from Oberon Pitterson-Nattie.She has had mixed results during her tenure as head coach as the senior netball team finished fourth at the 2015 World Championships in Sydney, Australia.The Jamaicans also failed to win a match against the top sides Australia and New Zealand under Reynolds’ watch.last_img read more

Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yet

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UST has yet to name a head coach following the ouster of coach Boy Sablan, who amassed a 4-24 record in his two-year tenure, including a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80.Potential successors who are reportedly in the running for the post are former Ginebra playmaker Bal David, GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. Aldin Ayo was once reported to replace Sablan but he squashed rumors about his potential move after reaffirming his commitment with La Salle.Tigresses assistant coach Arsenio Dysangco is currently overseeing the team practices for the Growling Tigers. And on Monday, the PBA legend doubled down on his plea.“Ang tagal sumagot eh. Pero okay lang, manliligaw pa rin ako. Nagpapaturo nga ako kung sino marunong manligaw eh para mapasagot ko,” he said with a chuckle after GlobalPort fell to NLEX in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.(There’s still no response. But it’s okay, I’ll still court. I actually want to learn how to court because I really want to get an answer.)Asked if he can manage having to handle coaching duties with GlobalPort and possibly with UST, Jarencio doesn’t seem to be too concerned.“Madali naman tayo, matibay tayo. Wala naman tayong ibang alam kundi basketball lang,” he said. “Sana ba kung science ang usapan o kaya football, di ko na kaya yun. Basketball din naman yun eh. Isa lang ang trabahong gagawin natin.”(It’s still basketball. It’s the same kind of work and it’s part of my expertise. It’s not as if it’s science or football which I won’t be able to do.)ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Just like a persistent suitor, the 53-year-old mentor dropped hints on his Twitter account seemingly about knocking on UST’s doors.“Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! #gouste,” Jarencio tweeted on Christmas eve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk(How do you court? I’ve been pursuing for so long but there’s still no response!)Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! # gouste— pidojarencio (@pidojarencio1) December 25, 2017Jarencio has been vocal about his willingness to again call the shots for the Growling Tigers, a team he led to a UAAP title in 2006 as well as two other Finals appearances, the last of which in 2013. He is currently the head coach of GlobalPort in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border PLAY LIST 02:11Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return01:21Trump suggests Iran responsible for downed plane02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — First love never dies.And for coach Pido Jarencio, he’s not giving up on his hope to once again return to his beloved alma mater University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lee says Magnolia has to go through Ginebra to win PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

One Suspected Ebola Case Admitted to Ganta Hospital

first_imgThe administration of Ganta United Methodist Hospital has disclosed that they have admitted a suspected Ebola case into one of the private wards of the hospital.The suspected Ebola patient— an infant— was transferred to Ganta Hospital from a nearby clinic in Flompa (a town few kilometers from Ganta to Saclapea).Mr. Patrick Martor disclosed that the administration of the Ganta Hospital has set aside a private room in the hospital to cater to anyone who may come with a suspected case of Ebola.Last week it was disclosed by the Acting Medical Director of Ganta Hospital that two suspected Ebola cases were transferred to JFK Hospital in Monrovia. After further observation of the patients it was announced that the cases were not Ebola.The outbreak of the Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea is said to be causing some concern in Ganta, which is on the border with Guinea.Presently, the border with Guinea is still open for business while patients suffering from other illnesses pour in daily from the Guinea, for treatments at the Ganta Hospital.On the Liberian side of the border, immigration officers are wearing preventive gear since they are the first to interact with those entering Liberia from Guinea.The Power House Clinic is one of the clinics where many Guineans visit for treatment. Due to the threat of Ebola the clinic had begun refusing patients who arrived with high temperatures and any that look like Ebola suspected cases.Jerry Klee, the officer-in-charge, said “Whenever we check your blood pressure and find out that it is high, we refer you to the hospital because we do not have anything here to diagnose Ebola.”However, the Ganta United Methodist Hospital has received a consignment of protective gear from the Ministry of Health through the County Health Team.Among the items delivered were IV fluid, gloves, masks, plastic gowns, caps among other things.As part of the prevention measures, the County Health Team located in Sanniquellie is preparing an area as a center for anyone who may come down with or is suspected of having the virus. During the regime of former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor there was an outbreak of bloody diarrhea known as “Samson”. This diarrhea took the lives of many in Nimba County.“What is the difference between Samson and this Ebola virus? Because Samson too was deadly,” said an elderly man in Ganta. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Closed doors return reminder of Croatian football’s ills

first_img0Shares0000Croatia’s clash with England on Friday will be played behind closed doors after a swastika was marked onto the pitch for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICRIJEKA, Croatia, Oct 10 – Croatia’s first fixture back on home soil after reaching the World Cup final should be a homecoming for heroes who defied the odds to carry a nation of just four million to the biggest game in football.Instead, not one fan will be allowed in to see their country’s World Cup semi-final rematch with England at an 8,000 capacity stadium in Rijeka for a Nations League clash on Friday. The hosts are completing a UEFA sanction to play two games behind closed doors after a swastika symbol was carved into the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in June 2015.“It is not fair because we will play against England, two World Cup semi-finalists, and we must play without fans,” Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told AFP.“I know UEFA punished us but it is not right to play without fans.“We have to accept it and try to do the best we can from our side.”Just three months on from the highs of Russia, the sight of two of the final four playing a competitive match in front of empty stands is just the latest example of the clash between Croatia’s ability to develop world class players and the structural and cultural problems it faces off the field.The Italy match where the swastika appeared was also held behind closed doors as a punishment for racist chanting against Norway in an earlier qualifier.At Euro 2016 a match with the Czech Republic had to be halted as flares rained down on the pitch from Croatian fans as a protest against their own football association.– Dark side to a fairytale –Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was crowned as FIFA’s player of the year last month for leading his country to the World Cup final © AFP / Ben STANSALL“Croatia is a football phenomenon, a miracle on the field of play, but there are issues to be solved,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.“The key problems in Croatia are hooligan-related incidents that can lead to drastic measures, and relatively poor infrastructure, compared to similar countries.”Yet, even those revered on the field have been embroiled in controversy.FIFA’s recently crowned player of the year Luka Modric was castigated by fans in the build-up to the World Cup for his role in the case that saw former Dinamo Zagreb chief executive Zdravko Mamic, still seen by many as the strongman of Croatian football, sentenced to a six-and-a-half year jail term for corruption and embezzling funds from the transfers of players.Modric was even accused of perjury, but will not face prosecution according to a report last week.That darker side of Croatia’s football fairytale also reared its head in the days after the World Cup final when the players invited a singer known for pro-Nazi sympathies to join them on stage at their welcoming party in Zagreb.Croatia were given a hero’s welcome in a parade on their return to Zagreb after the World Cup © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVICThe joy as 100,000 fans greeted the team back from Russia in July on a open-top bus parade through the capital contrasts sharply with the soullessness of the empty stadium that will greet them on Friday night.Croatia also suffered a hangover on the field against Spain last month to already leave Dalic more focused on Euro 2020 than another attempt at glory in the Nations League.“We lost the first game 6-0 against Spain! We have to improve and play a good game but it is not easy to play against England without fans,” he added.“Our target is the Euro 2020. I know now we have the Nations League but now we are tired and gave everything we had in the World Cup. Now we need time for a fresh start.”A similar reset is needed off the field to let Croatia’s stars shine without being shrouded in controversy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Weather considered on average for Fort St John during September

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When it came to the weather in Fort St. John, the month of September was considered to be quite on average.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lindquist, Fort St. John’s weather was right on average during September when it came to temperature and precipitation.Lindquist says the average temperature during September was 10.1°C, which hit right on the mark to the expected average.- Advertisement -The same can be said for the amount of precipitation during September, as Fort St. John received a total of 43 mm compared to the average of 45 mm.As for what to expect for the month of October, Lindquist says the outlook is showing uncertainty and is fluctuating so much that it is hard to determine if it will be above or below the seasonal average.This weekend, Environment Canada is calling for mostly sunny with temperatures hovering around 13°C.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jonjo Shelvey: Newcastle move ‘is going to be Swansea’s loss in the end’

first_img1 Newcastle new boy Jonjo Shelvey has revealed his former Liverpool manager and club icon Kenny Dalglish called him to give his blessing about his move to St James’ Park.The 23-year-old completed a £12m transfer from Swansea on Tuesday this week after falling out of favour at the Welsh club.Shelvey first really established himself as a Premier League player under Dalglish’s stewardship during his time on Merseyside before he was sold to the Swans in summer 2013, and the latest Toon recruit was full of praise for his former boss.He said: “I got a phone call from him last night when I was at the MetroCentre – I didn’t realise how big that was either! He said, ‘You have got bundles of ability, get yourself right and you will be fine and the fans will love you up there’.“He has been here and he has done that. What a thing for one of the best players in the world of all time to ring you and say that. It was a big thing for me – it was more of a big thing for my dad.“It’s nice that I am getting people ring me like that, but it is down to me now to kick on.”The 23-year-old England international’s attitude was questioned as his spell at the Liberty Stadium turned sour, with interim boss Alan Curtis seemingly having decided he was surplus to requirements in the wake of his predecessor Garry Monk’s departure.However, Shelvey, who started only two games in his final two months in south Wales and was involved in a heated exchange with a fan after the second of them, Sunday’s FA Cup third-round defeat at Oxford, has vowed to make the Swans regret their decision.He said: “I want game time. I was told I didn’t suit the style of Swansea’s play by the manager. I never once asked to leave, I never came out in an interview to say that.“It’s just that I wasn’t going to play, wasn’t getting my chance and I needed a new challenge. I was lucky a massive club showed interest in me and I’m a very fortunate boy to be here, and I realise that.“The Swansea fans got on my back a bit at the end, without knowing what was going on behind the scenes. I was training hard and competing for a place in the team.“I’d played the majority of games in the season and picked up five bookings – I was suspended and didn’t come back. I never got a chance of getting back in the team, so I felt I was a bit hard done by. The fans got on my back and said I had a badattitude without really knowing what was going on behind the scenes.“Obviously it is going to be Swansea’s loss in the end. I’m just lucky enough to find a club in Newcastle that have shown interest in me.” Jonjo Shelvey last_img read more

Redondo Beach store gives owner license to buy

first_imgWhat’s your favorite item in your store? I recently bought more of these serving trays. I love selling my trays with matching napkins. They’re made in Italy. It’s just a great hostess gift and they’re pretty. What are your hours? I’m here probably 9-12 hours a day, and I stay even longer during the holidays. The other day, I was here until 2 in the morning? Doing what? Putting out merchandise and gift-wrapping. What’s the best part of your job? The buying. I am a shopper. I am a shopaholic. The best part is going to the gift shows and buying. How do you decide what to buy for your store? I basically pick what I like because my customers come in and say they like my tastes. I also write down what my customers want and I buy that. I also buy what’s trendy. What’s the worst part of your job? The long hours of confinement. You’re just stuck here during the day. I like to get out and I can’t. What challenges do you face on the job? We had some shoplifting problems for a while. Also finding the right merchandise. That’s a big challenge to find what people will like. Our customers are pretty nice. I don’t ever find that challenging, even when some of them are grumpy. I’m good at defusing grumpiness. When is the busiest time of the year? Christmas. We probably do about 35 percent of our sales in November and December. We’re usually closed on Mondays because the weekend is when we see a lot of the brides. But in December, we’re open seven days a week. Have you ever had to break up a fight at your store? Actually, they didn’t quite come to physical blows. But they were in each other’s face, and I had to step in. It was during our after-Christmas sale when the ladies are putting their stuff in piles. And one of the women took from another woman’s pile. Do you have a pet peeve? People who are too slow. People who can’t make a decision. But maybe that’s why they’re here, because they need help making a decision. Also, I love Christmas so much, but I’m so busy I don’t get enough time to enjoy it. What do you like to get for Christmas? Personal care items for spa treatments. I love the spa. I’m like a spa queen. Or trips somewhere. Outings, whether it’s a trip to the movies or a vacation. Why do you ask? Are you planning to buy me a Christmas present? No. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIn 2000, Metcalfe, 55, left her TRW job to focus on her store and wedding-planning business. What does your job entail? Overseeing the daily running of the shop. I do the buying and merchandising. I do all my own accounting. I coordinate weddings. I oversee the wedding from whenever they hire me until the end. I’m actually there the day of the wedding. I do everything from helping them find a location to securing their vendors like a florist and musicians. And usually I do their invitations here. I help them with the style of their wedding. We have a florist who works out of our store. What type of gifts do you sell? Of course, we sell gifts and wedding accessories. We have candles and bath products, home decor items. Many people come in here for a quick hostess gift as if you’re going to dinner at someone’s house. At Wendy Metcalfe’s wedding nearly 22 years ago, a guest was so impressed with the event that she later asked the bride to organize her nuptials. Metcalfe agreed to do it for free. But as word got around, she started to plan weddings for pay. That became a sideline for Metcalfe, who was working in finance at TRW Inc. Nearly a decade later, the Redondo Beach resident opened a Riviera Village gift shop called Wrapsody. That’s where she sells custom invitations – especially for weddings – other stationary and trinkets, and gift-wrapping services. last_img read more


first_imgIT’S a video about mountain biking in Donegal – and how NOT to take the your bike through a bog…..Marc Hansen, a Canadian member of the Donegal Mountain-Biking Club, found that going cross-country can get messy….very messy! Marc, who works at Sita in Letterkenny, found that tackling a Donegal bog, isn’t as easy as he thought.If you think you can do better the Golan Bogman XC Race takes place outside Milford on July 31st. For more click here HILARIOUS DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKING VIDEO ON HOW NOT TO DO THE BOGMAN RACE was last modified: July 10th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI are warning motorists today that overnight rain has frozen to leave black ice on many roads in Co Donegal.And you had better get used to it – the weather forecasters say we’re in for at least 10 days of freezing weather.Night temperatures will drop below freezing each night this week with tomorrow, Wednesday, expected to see the coldest day of the week. “This is leading to dangerous driving conditions on many untreated and rural roads,” said AA Ireland today.“We would urge motorists to drive with extreme caution throughout this week.” BLACK ICE WARNING AS 10-DAY COLD SNAP GRIPS COUNTY DONEGAL was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BLACK ICE WARNING AS 10-DAY COLD SNAP GRIPS COUNTY DONEGALlast_img read more