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Shikhar Dhawan only focused on performing, not selection

first_imgImage Courtesy: APAdvertisement ycq0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbgbf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egxs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) oqe8btWould you ever consider trying this?😱bmuCan your students do this? 🌚fpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although securing the spot of opener for Team India in the past, present times have been difficult for Shikhar Dhawan. While being out of cricket due to an injury last year, his previously occupied spot in the batting order has been usurped by K L Rahul, alongside the brilliant first choice Rohit Sharma. While his come back in the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka saw appreciable performance from the Delhite, lack of consistency in the long run may cause him to drop down in the pecking order. However, the player himself is not bothered about it.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APAfter first match was cancelled due to weather troubles, India secured a 2-0 victory in the series. Dhawan scored 32 in the second game, and a stunning half century in the third one at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.In the post match interview following the final game, Dhawan spoke about his return: “It wasn’t difficult. I accepted I got injured and I couldn’t do much about it.”Advertisement Dhawan, who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, injured his left knee in a match against Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.However, the injury didn’t stop the 31 year old from losing focus on his form.Advertisement Dhawan continued: “I was doing my rehab, focusing on training and got myself fitter and stronger. (In) the latter half, I prepared myself at the NCA, then I went and played Ranji Trophy and did very well out there.”On talking about the other two openers that Dhawan is competing to secure the opener spot, he appreciated the performance of his compatriots.“All three players are doing well. Rohit had an excellent 2019. Rahul has been doing good in the last two months and he is a good player and I am also back in the frame.” Dhawan told reporters.In the final T20 versus the Lions, Dhawan’s amazing knock of 52 came off just 36 balls, with 7 fours and 1 six.“I played well today. the picture is building up quite nicely, this is not an issue for me. It is in my hands to perform and play well. I am happy and satisfied that I got two opportunities and was able to express myself,” he added.Also read-Gautam Gambhir backs KL Rahul to seal openers spot ahead of Shikhar DhawanVirat Kohli pliable to play at 3 or 4 to ‘give youngsters a chance’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Stephen F. Austin, Vanderbilt Advance to Day Two at NCAA Bowling Championships

first_imgSFA stormed back in the Baker matchup with four of their five scores resulting above the 200-pin mark, for a 217.40 average. The Ladyjacks took the second round by a final score of 1,087-1,000, forcing a Best-of-Seven series against the previously unbeaten McKendree squad. SAM HOUSTON STATE – Traditional: L 1,047-1,152 | Baker: W 1,059-1,024 | Baker Best-of-Seven: L 1-4 (W,L,L,L,L) Hayley Connelly Maria Bulanova led Vanderbilt in the Traditional game, knocking down 239 pins. Samantha Gainor finished up the Traditional contest with 207 pins, joining Bulanova as the lone Commodores to score above the 200-pin mark. Unfortunately for Vanderbilt, Sacred Heart averaged 205.4 pins among their five bowlers in the Traditional contest. Kristin Quah Taylor Davis 214 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN – Traditional: L 995-1,102 | Baker: W 1,087-1,000 | Baker Best-of-Seven: (W,W,L,L,L,W,W) VANDERBILT – Traditional: L 968-1,027 | Baker: W 1,037-1,027 | Baker Best-of-Seven: L 1-4 (W,L,L,L,L) 200 Team Baker Scores 242 Stephen F. Austin vs. McKendreeThe Ladyjacks were reeling after their first-round success, carrying momentum into their final matchup of the day. Stephen F. Austin seemingly hit a roadblock in the Traditional matchup, where McKendree claimed a 1,102-995 victory. Destiny Truly Maria Bulanova Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. AustinRound one between the reigning Southland Bowling Tournament champion, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin did not disappoint as the meeting was forced to game five of the Baker Best-of-Seven. SFA took the Traditional game by 105 pins as all five Ladyjack competitors registered scores above the 200 mark. Dakotah Hazlewood erupted for 277 to begin up her day. Vanderbilt is slated for a meeting against McKendree in match nine, set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday morning. 206 187 200 210 170 239 Samantha Gainor 232 Katelyn Dickerson Morning Session, 9 a.m.Match 9 – Vanderbilt vs. McKendreeMatch 10 – Maryland Eastern Shore vs. Sacred Heart Carlene Beyer 4. Megan Eaglehouse 224 4. 258 190 235 203 168 186 Team Baker Scores Julia Huren 195 Traditional Scores Denisyha Richard 5. Carlene Beyer 233 5. 148 The Baker Total Pinfall game did not fare any better for Arkansas State as Nebraska once again came out on top, this time with an 86-pin victory (1,097-1,011). The Red Wolves averaged 202.20 among their five spots in the Baker set but could not keep pace with the Cornhuskers who secured the 2-0 match victory. Katelyn Dickerson Dakotah Hazlewood 194 159 184 SAM HOUSTON STATE – Traditional: L 897-987 | Baker: L 894-902 Destiny Truly Sam Houston State climbed back in the contest following a 1,059-1,024 victory in the Baker pinfalll matchup. The Bearkats were boosted in part by a 248 in the three-spot, before securing the round two win with back-to-back scores of 191. Julia Huren 173 216 Traditional Scores Jordan Newham Traditional Scores Traditional Scores 230 Although the Baker pinfall was a much closer, Sam Houston State was still unable to find any fortune, ultimately falling 902-894. The Bearkats tabbed a 213 in the three-spot but could not overcome a 137 in the second position.   242 Bea Hernandez 254 197 Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas StateThe Commodores held nothing back after falling in their opening round matchup. Emily Rigney was entered on the lineup in place of Kristin Quah, which seemingly sparked the Vanderbilt squad. Rigney led her team with 230 pins in the Traditional matchup, pushing the Commodores to a 995-944 victory. Bea Hernandez Sam Houston State vs. Maryland Eastern ShoreWith elimination on the line, Sam Houston State and Maryland Eastern Shore (MES) met in the eighth and final match of the day. Madysen Keller opened up the contest on a high note for the Bearkats scoring 210 of Sam Houston State’s 897 pins in the Traditional match. Maryland Eastern Shore countered and managed to combine for 987 pins on the way to a 90-pin victory over SHSU. Elise Chambers 213 223 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN – Traditional: W 1,152-1,047 | Baker: L 1,024-1,059 | Baker Best-of-Seven: W 4-1 (L,W,W,W,W) Morning Session Team Baker Scores 140 Adel Wahner 179 Madysen Keller 197 193 192 Maria Bulanova With an automatic berth to the semifinal round and a round-three bye on the line, Stephen F. Austin claimed the opening two games of the Best-of-Seven series. McKendree refused to go down without a fight, however, responding with three consecutive victories. SFA was still not discouraged and concluded the match with back-to-back wins to continue their unbeaten streak in the tournament.center_img 212 195 Hayley Connelly 2. Dakotah Hazlewood 277 2. 235 200 202 215 Taylor Davis ARKANSAS STATE – Traditional: L 944-995 | Baker: L 967-996 222 Sarah Gill 183 With the score knotted at 1-1, SHSU claimed a game one victory in the Best-of-Seven matchup. Stephen F. Austin found their rhythm, however, and rattled off four consecutive victories to lock up the opening round win over Sam Houston State. 167 Paige Beeney 224 178 Adel Wahner 179 166 165 The defeat forced a matchup against No. 1 Vanderbilt for the Arkansas State program. Vandy added one more pin in the Baker contest, marking 223 in the third and fifth positions. Arkansas State was unable to keep pace with the Commodores who ultimately topped the Red Wolves 996-967.   1. Paige Beeney 215 1. 203 VANDERBILT – Traditional: W 995 -944 | Baker: W 996-967 Emily Rigney Traditional Scores 246 ARKANSAS STATE – Traditional: L 969-996 | Baker: L 1,011-1,097 198 Leah Glazer Team Baker Scores The loss dropped the Commodores to the elimination bracket where they were forced to take on Arkansas State in their second match of the day. 223 184 Team Baker Scores 195 203 149 223 Lynne Fishler 184 Team Baker Scores 245 Afternoon Session 237 Team Baker Scores The Ladyjacks will return to action Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. to take on the winner of Maryland Eastern Shore and Sacred Heart. 182 Traditional Scores Megan Eaglehouse 190 210 168 Samantha Gainor Vanderbilt vs. Sacred HeartSacred Heart accomplished the biggest upset of the tournament, so far, toppling the No. 1 ranked Vanderbilt 2-1 to begin the day. The Commodores found themselves on the losing end of a 1,027-968 Traditional game performance. Denisyha Richard 166 159 Nebraska vs. Arkansas StateThe Red Wolves were unable to find a groove early, despite Taylor Davis who dealt a 210 in the Traditional pinfall contest. Denisyha Richard (206) and Destiny Truly (200) also registered a pin count at or above 200 in the same round. However, the feats were not enough as Nebraska edged out the Red Wolves 996-969. Vandy then climbed back to edge out Sacred Heart by 10 pins (1,037-1,027) in the Baker contest, forcing a Best-of-Seven round. Despite winning game one, the Commodores then dropped the next four games to conclude the match in favor of Sacred Heart Madysen Keller 204 Traditional Scores 137 190 207 Jordan Newham 239 Traditional Scores 3. Sarah Gill 203 3. 180 Team Baker Scores WICKLIFFE, Ohio – After one day of play at the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship, Stephen F. Austin and Vanderbilt stand as the two Southland Bowling League members to advance into round three action. Through two rounds, Stephen F. Austin holds a perfect 2-0 record, winning both of its opening day matches in Baker Best-of-Seven rounds. Vanderbilt rebounded from a game one loss, in order to win in its second matchup of the day.  The Ladyjacks opened up their stay in Wickliffe with a 2-1 win over Sam Houston State in Thursday’s morning session. SFA followed suit with another narrow 2-1 victory over McKendree that was decided in the final game of the Best-of-Seven round.After falling 2-1 to Sacred Heart in their opening contest, Vanderbilt stormed back for a 2-0 victory over Arkansas State. The Commodores are averaging a 196.30 Traditional Total for the tournament and a 203.30 team average in Baker contests.Day two of competition begins Friday morning 9 a.m. ET with matches streaming live at TWO MATCHUPS: Leah Glazer 173 192 Afternoon Session, 3 p.m.Match 11 – Nebraska vs. Match 9 WinnerMatch 12 – Stephen F. Austin vs. Match 10 Winner 191last_img read more

Bojan “I want to see people from home at Barça”

first_imgBojan Krkic (Linyola, 1990) lives and plays in Montreal. His coach is Thierry Henry. The same one that gave him the assistance in his first goal with FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Then Bojan was 17 years old. Fate has brought them together again in the MLS. Bojan wears 9 and while waiting for the return to football at home, he gives a review of his career and the current situation in an interview with the EFE Agency.How is your new adventure at the Montreal Impact in Canada?“The truth is that from the first day I arrived here, in August of last year, I came practically without knowing the league very well, but because of information and players I know who have played or are still playing in the league, I already had information about it Discovering it was a great surprise. It is a League that you see that wants to improve, that every year is evolving, franchises that every year want to enter the league, large stadiums. They have the United States World Cup in 2026 and it is perceived that they want to be a competitive league. “How do you experience the coronavirus pandemic in Canada?“In Canada they reacted very quickly. Everything is closed, but you can go outside. In the morning, I take the opportunity to go running, the truth is that only the freedom to go out gives you life. Then Canada is very different from United States, but professionally we depend on the United States so a little bit like everyone else, in expectation. “Thierry Henry is his coach in Montreal. He assisted him with his first goal at the Camp Nou. Destiny…“Now obviously we are talking about another stage, but he is a person who I have always said that for me occupies a very special place in my professional career. It was the first year that I played in the Barcelona first team. He has always been a very He was idolized by everyone and for me being able to share a dressing room with him and a 17-year-old soccer field was a great prize. I will always remember him with great affection. “Listening to Henry seems more like La Masía than you do. He is a strong advocate of this “take de ball, pass the ball” style of play. The rondo is part of his life. Are you still talking about this philosophy?“Yes. He has always said that it was a great challenge and a great experience to be able to play for Barcelona. He also came from playing practically his entire career at Arsenal, which is a club that is also characterized by good play and the good treatment of the ball, and a league that also allows you, such as the Premier. He is a player who has absorbed a lot and people who like football. “ You have had the opportunity to play in all four major leagues. Spain, England, Germany, Italy. He is already an experienced player. At what point in your career are you?“Now, like everyone, this situation makes us think and appreciate the moment we are in. What we want to build with everything we are learning. One of the things I am realizing is that soccer is part of my life, which is something that makes me happy, but there are many things that also make me happy. I am an ambitious person, who is not satisfied with just feeling good playing soccer but also that I like to do many things and feel fulfilled. this situation in which we cannot do anything other than being at home, because waiting for this matter to be resolved as quickly as possible and once we see and analyze how everything turns out as I already tell you, obviously my intention is to continue enjoying playing soccer and keep gaining experience with the ball. “ Do you see Xavi training Barcelona soon?“Xavi is a person who sooner or later has to be part of the club. I look forward to having people from the club in the club and Xavi is one of them. Better than him, how he knows the house, how he knows the dressing room, few people will be able to feel it like him. I think both Barcelona and Xavi are destined to unite. “How do you think you can mentalize a footballer like Messi to continue hungry for titles?“I think that tomorrow they are going to study, or even they are already studying and we don’t know (laughs). It is something that really is what everyone admires. In the world of soccer, I don’t like them The comparisons, but there are players and there has been a great level and Leo is one of them, what makes the difference is the number of years he has been competing at that level. Arriving is not as difficult as staying. one level, with the high expectations that Leo generates every day, is something practically inhumane, that is available to very few and that Leo is doing. “In his football career outside Barcelona, ​​he has shared a dressing room with great teammates. One of them is Totti. A total leader. What was it like in the locker room?“He is a player who, by character, shows you that few words serve to lead a group, an idea. Totti rarely heard him speak, I mean before or after games, he preached by example; only by observing him already You knew how things had to be done. I learned a lot that year in Rome. “last_img read more

Goalkeeper Knight comes up big in UWI win at Frome

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: THANKS to goalkeeper Amal Knight, UWI FC won their first away game in the 2015 Red Stripe Premier League season, a commanding 3-1 victory over FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex yesterday. Knight was superb in goal for UWI, pulling off no less than five fantastic saves – without which the home team would easily have won the fixture. In between his spectacular performance, however, UWI grabbed the lead against the run of play when Patrick Brown toe-poked home his effort from the top of the area in the 15th minute for the opener. Forward Girvon Brown then took his chance to score his eighth goal of the season, making it 2-0 in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, before second-half debutant Anthony Grant netted in the 72nd minute. FC Reno replied through substitute Alburn Facey, who tucked in his effort after Knight had saved brilliantly off a sizzling free-kick from Roshane Sharpe. “I am really pleased with my performance and that of the team today. I think it was an excellent performance from the team on a whole,” said Knight. “We have been playing good football since we have settled in the League, and now we are looking towards greater things,” he said. Knight told The Gleaner he believes UWI can challenge for a place in the final four and that it is not beyond them to believe or show they can do so. “With the table congested the way it is, I believe we stand a great chance if we remain consistent,” he stated. FC Reno, meanwhile, are still searching for goalscoring answers after another sub-par performance. However, they could be in for some good news after club officials revealed that top striker and last season’s Golden Boot winner, Craig Foster, will be making his way back to the club. Coach Michael Graham said Foster’s return and some January signings will help rejuvenate the club, which has lost four of their last six matches.last_img read more

STETHS’ Bromfield shines at COCAA Western Champs girls qualifiers

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) looks like a girl on a mission, after clocking 5:14.07 to easily win gold in the Class One 1500m at Tuesday’s County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championship Girls qualifiers.However, defending champions STETHS trail Rusea’s High School heading into Saturday’s final.Rusea’s lead the chasing pack after racking up 134 points from 15 completed events. STETHS are next with 86 points. Petersfield High, 64 points, Herbert Morrison 35.5 pts and Frome Technical 30 points rounding off the top five places.PEAK FORMBromfield dismissed the field without breaking a sweat, then told The Gleaner that she was in peak form and looking to the finals on Saturday.”I just came out here to win the gold. It wasn’t a fast race, but I am very satisfied. It was just my plan to use as little energy as possible to win, which I did, so I am pleased,” Bromfield said.Shanice Bradman of Rusea’s ran across the line for second in 5:24.28, while Maldon High’s Nadine Martin finished third in 5:39.06.Bromfield, the 2015 CARIFTA champion over 400 metres, said she is in excellent physical shape and could surprise in the final of the 1500m and 400m on Saturday by running record times, if the conditions are perfect.”I think you should expect a lot in the final, especially the 400m, as I have been putting in the necessary mileage. Last year was a very good year in terms of time, but this year I am hoping to better that,” she said.”I will be running for the times and if a record comes then so be it,” added Bromfield. “But on Saturday, God’s willing, it will be another good day on the track for me.”There were several other outstanding performances on Tuesday, including Colistia Baker’s winning 5.49-metre leap to top the field in the girls Class One long jump and also placing first in the girls 17-18 high jump.Baker of Petersfield High logged the distance on her third attempt and held on for the win, as Besilla Haughton of Rusea’s placed second with the same distance, 5.49m. Rennee Pearson of Herbert Morrison was third after leaping 4.08m.Baker matched that success in taking the gold with a jump of 1.65m in the Class One high jump. Herbert Morrison’s Kishauna Smith’s 1.45m was good enough for silver and Haughton (Rusea’s) bronze with a similar 1.45m effort.The boys’ qualifying will take place today at the Herbert Morrison Technical ground, with all finals set for this Saturday, February 6 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.last_img read more

Four countries place on the first day of the Youth Championships

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ La Salle holds off UE, books UAAP Final 4 ticket Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Saudis cut loose at rave-like event PLAY LIST 01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aside from Korea, Malaysia and Japan, the other countries that dominated the top 16 slots after the first day of competition were Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.  The highest ranking that the Philippines attained was 18th place, with Daphne Custodio scoring a total pin falls of 1098. A total of 34 athletes played in the girl’s singles.  FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMalaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim (center) soared to first place with a total series of 1370. Silver and bronze went to Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki (left) and Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi (right).Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.If the quest for gold among the female youth bowlers was a close fight until the end, Malaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim seemed to have secured the top spot in the boy’s singles competition after averaging a 238 in his first four games. Scoring a total of 1370 after six games, Tun Ammerul clinched gold and the second medal for his country. Taking silver was Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki, who managed to immediately bounce back after bowling a 160 in his second game. The Japanese youth bowler finished with 1298, beating Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi by just 11 pins. Equally tight was the battle for 3rd place, Al-Awadhi prevented Chinese Taipei’s Liao Li-Yang from medaling after putting up back-to-back high scores of 235 and 251 in his last two games. The latter missed the podium by 20 pins. After the first day of competition, Taipei’s four athletes made it to the top sixteen. Other countries that made the cut-off were Korea, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Indonesia and Guam.  The Philippines’ Ivan Malig placed 9th out of 60 male youth bowlers with a six-game series of 1213. The top 16 girls and top 16 boys after a series of 18 games (which takes place from October 23 to 26) will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals on October 27 and 28. ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES The 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships (AYC) took off yesterday with the singles competition. Held at the Coronado Lanes in EDSA Starmall, Mandaluyong City, first to compete for medals were the girls, wherein Korea’s Kim Ye Sol bagged gold after a six-game series of 1330. Korea’s Kim Ye Sol (center) takes gold, while Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni (left) and Japan’s Shion Izumune (right) settle for silver and bronze. Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.Short of just nine pins was Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni, who had to settle for silver after rolling a split on her last frame. Japan’s Shion Izumune squeezed into the podium by bowling 236 and 259 on her last two games, edging Kim’s teammate Lee Hyung Jung. The latter lost the bronze by just 12 pins.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Poetry November 13, 2014

first_imgBreath of AfricaBy: Lekpele Nyamalon,  nyamalon@yahoo.comHold on child, this race is longNot one mile or one day’s streakYou’ve got curves longer than circlesAnd valleys steeper than Gbakor’s hillWith mountains taller than EverestRun too soon and lose your steamYou’ll watch your future torn to shredsWith your feet shaking with fearAnd hands too tired to moveThis race is far from overKeep your strength you hope of AfricaLest you lose it and Africa faintsTomorrow, those hands are neededTo give to a tired continentThose legs could run and win the promiseKeep your vibe you strength of the futureWe need your arms to climb those mountainsAnd shoulder to carry those tools of changeHang on, you face of tomorrowYou Africa’s last breath              A Liberian, not Ebola               (Inspired by the campaign against stigmatization)By: Lekpele NyamalonI am a Liberian, not some virusI got blood flowing through my veinsMy heart beats like hydro, pumping through those arteriesI got brains, not dumbI am human, not a parasiteI live on rice, fish and meat, not on blood and carcassI am innocent, chirping on trees like birds enjoying natureNot a serial killer, a vampire or leechDo you know from whence comes that name Ebola?Not a place in my countryNot the name of the St. John River, or CavallaOr St. Paul or the Belleh forest, nor the Bea mountainsIt’s nowhere here, childHow on planet do I own this virus?Do I have a lab that makes malaria?How could I pass for Ebola?Come on guys, I am a LiberianFrom the land of the freeA home of the men with skin pitch like the earthA proud, dark son of the soilI am a Liberian, a warm-blooded mammalMy country is rich with green rainforestsA wonderful climate and beautiful historyAmazing culture and Africa’s first childA human, an African – a Homo Sapiens, not a virus!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GuySuCo should consider rationally, realistically GAWU’s concerns

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU has noted the remarks of GuySuCo’s Corporate Communications Manager, Ms Audreyanna Thomas, as were reported in the Guyana Times article titled “Albion Estate has 600 vacancies after 3000 workers dismissed” which was published on July 19, 2018.The article quotes Ms Thomas as saying that GuySuCo would “…like to get attendance up to 100 percent”. This statement by the senior GuySuCo official is incredulous, to say the least, but serves to confirm the Massa-like mentality of the new GuySuCo. Obviously, consideration was not given to the difficult nature of the field work. At the same time, one notes that while the Corporation seeks to have all the workers present every day at work during the cropping period, during the out-of-crop period, it wishes that the workers stay home, and it manages to do so through the offering of depressed wages. From all appearances, the GuySuCo wants to suck cane and blow whistle.We don’t know if it has dawned on GuySuCo that its attitude towards workers: through the freezing of wages; the discontinuation of incentive payments; open disrespect and flouting of agreements, laws and international conventions; a belligerent attitude to workers’ concerns, among other things, could be tolerated by the workers for only some time. As GAWU has warned before, workers can be driven to the point where they may well react to the situation in which they work and still starve. It seems that day and time is beckoning.Incidentally, the corporation has the option of recruiting more than 600 workers who were formerly engaged at Rose Hall and Skeldon estates, and with the provision of transportation to those workers, the work establishment of Albion estate, which is 4,000 but has 3,100 on payroll, would be addressed.We recognise, from the article, similar and most appropriate contentions were made by Region Six Chairman David Armogan in his address to the gathering. Indeed, we hope GuySuCo took sincere account of the Chairman’s remarks, as they reflect the reality of the situation sugar workers must contend with nowadays.We fully endorse the Chairman’s remark when he said, “…a plan cannot operate by itself”. Indeed, it’s generally accepted that the best plans can be reduced to nothing if the people are not involved and committed to reaching the objectives. For us, it is simply upsetting that, so far, we have not yet received a copy of the plan Ms Thomas referred to, though we have sought a copy several weeks ago. But even more importantly is an apparent ignorance of the workers’ plight and concerns. We hope, even at this late stage, to finally obtain a copy of the plan that is touted.We urge the Corporation to consider rationally and realistically our concerns at this time.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

Neymar ‘entitled to feel upset’, says teammate Fagner

first_img“Not everybody knows what I went through to get here,” Neymar said in an Instagram post after the match. “My tears were of happiness, overcoming, because of my determination and will to win.“In my life things have never been easy, so why would they be now?”But he has come in for criticism for his behaviour during the game at what he perceived to be rough treatment from the opposition, as well for breaking down in tears at full-time.“Every player is a human being so has feelings and is entitled to feel upset,” said Fagner at the Brazil team’s training base in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.“I believe the whole squad is with him and will support him. He is experienced and will come through this to keep giving his best for the national team.”Fagner at Brazil’s training session in Sochi on Sunday © AFP / Nelson AlmeidaNeymar has huge pressure on his shoulders to deliver despite only returning from injury in the run-up to the World Cup.The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward had surgery on a foot fracture at the start of March and did not play again until Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Croatia three weeks ago, when he came off the bench to score.“I can imagine what Neymar has gone through. I wasn’t sure I would be able to be here,” said Fagner, the Corinthians right-back who was named in the squad after Daniel Alves was forced to miss out due to a knee injury.He had been an injury concern himself but recovered and played against Costa Rica after Danilo was ruled out.“People react in different ways,” Fagner said of Neymar.“His was to have an outpouring of emotion. I was very emotional and happy to be able to play for 90 minutes without any problems, because 54 days ago I was at risk of not making it due to injury.“We all know what we have had to go through to be here. I think he was playing it all back like a film in his mind, at scoring a goal and taking part in another World Cup.”Fagner will hope to keep his place when Brazil take on Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday, needing just a point to secure a place in the last 16 from Group E and a win to be sure of finishing top.However, Douglas Costa will miss the game, having suffered a thigh injury after coming off the bench against Costa Rica.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar in tears at the end of Brazil’s win over Costa Rica © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Neymar received the support of his Brazil teammate Fagner on Sunday after his tears at the end of their World Cup win over Costa Rica and subsequent criticism at home.The world’s most expensive player scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg on Friday that edged Tite’s side closer to qualifying for the last 16.last_img read more

Dinamo Zagreb rebuff £6m bid for Arsenal and Everton target

first_img Marcelo Brozovic 1 AC Milan have had a bid knocked back for long-term Arsenal and Everton target Marcelo Brozovic.The Rossoneri tabled an offer of £6m for the talented midfielder but Dinamo Zagreb have told Serie A and Premier League suitors to increase their bids if they want to land the 22-year-old.Croatia international Brozovic is widely regarded as one of the finest young playmakers in European football and scouts from both the Gunners and Toffees have watched him in action this term.Milan have been tracking Brozovic for some time but Zagreb want clubs to fight it out in a bidding war for his signature.Brozovic is contracted to the Stadion Maksimir club until 2019 and the Blues are under no pressure to sell, but according to Calciomercato, a bid of over £10m could convince the Croatian side to cash in.It now leaves the door open to Arsenal and Everton to move for the midfielder during the January transfer window.last_img read more