“Woodward is being a disaster as an executive and has to leave. A lot of people have told him but he seems not to listen, because he has put a salary of 4 million a year. So we decided to pay him a visit and tell him to his face. We couldn’t talk to him but hopefully he understands the message because we’re not going to disappear. We are not going to do nothing while ruining our club, “ sources close to the group assured the newspaper The Sun.Manchester United condemned what happened through an official statement. “Manchester United condemns the incident on the outskirts of the house of one of our employees. We know that everyone in football supports us. We will work with the Manchester police to identify the attackers. Anyone found guilty will be expelled from the club for life. That fans express an opinion is one thing but trying to endanger someone’s life is something very different. There is no justification for this, “said the club. A group of about 20 Manchester United fans attacked the home of the executive vice president of the Mancunian club, Ed Woodward, on Tuesday night. The group showed up at the door of Woodward’s home, sprayed the entrance door to the farm and put several flares lit above the wall.At first, according to the newspaper The Sun, they were calling the telephone for a long time and, receiving no response, decided to retaliate against the property of the vice president. This newspaper says that Woodward, his wife and their children were not at home while all this was happening.This action, they say, is one more protest against Woodward’s management at the helm of Manchester United, which has been living for several years away from the great successes that it has achieved throughout its history.
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Par for the course View comments A better ClarksonGuiao believes that the basketball community will see something better from the Cleveland Cavalier—as if the 26-point effort in just three quarters against the Chinese was not impressive enough.“I feel he is better. I feel he is more comfortable with his teammates and his teammates are more comfortable with him,” Guiao said.“He is also more comfortable with the international brand of play and like I said, he picks up very well which makes me believe that he’ll raise his level of efficiency.”“We’ll see a better Clarkson in this game, not necessarily points wise, but in overall performance.”Guiao said odds in the game are even because the Filipinos don’t give too much away in terms of size.“Our two problems basically are how to neutralize their outside shooters and how to defend (Ricardo) Ratliffe,” Guiao said. “But all of these will boil down to adjustments during game time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew JAKARTA—Yeng Guiao said everything has been taken cared of as far as preparing for South Korea is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT National team head coach Yeng Guiao and guard Jordan Clarkson during practice. Musong R. Castillo/INQUIRER56 years agoThe Philippines hasn’t beaten Korea in the Asiad since 1962 when the late great Caloy “The Big Difference” Loyzaga bannered the team.There’s a different spearhead for Gilas this time, a 26-year-old National Basketball Association player named Jordan Clarkson, who has transformed the ragtag bunch assembled hastily just over three weeks ago into one of the crowd darlings of the tournament.And certainly, one of the favorites now.Clarkson has fully recovered from the cramps that took him out of the fourth quarter of an 80-82 loss to China on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “This is the big game, and we won’t really know what will happen until we play it,” Guiao said after overseeing the Philippine team practice on Sunday for the big game against Korea.The match will determine whether the Filipinos will be playing for a medal in the men’s basketball competition of the 18th Asian Games here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Practice went well and we are ready as we can be,” Guiao added. “They are ready mentally.”The team will tangle with the nation that has dealt some of its most painful losses internationally at 11 a.m. (PH time) at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium’s Basketball Hall. LATEST STORIES
The Liberian government has announced a bumper hazard pay and death benefits for public healthcare workers in the country. The deal which will cost the government about US$30 million over a six months period beginning September, is intended to ensure that health workers who have abandoned health facilities return to work to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. “We have reached an agreement that the government will cover hazard pay and death benefits for all public healthcare and non-healthcare workers to enhance GOL’s Ebola response,” an elated healthcare worker said.The Ebola virus has already killed about 79 healthcare workers in Liberia and infected over 80 others who are undergoing treatment at several Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in the capital, Monrovia. Hazard pay is additional pay above the regular salary and benefits of a person for performing hazardous (dangerous) duty.The government’s unprecedented hazard pay and death benefits announcement came during a press conference in Monrovia Tuesday, September 30, minutes after a closed door meeting with the healthcare workers at the Liberia Medical and Dental Counsel’s office.Under the agreement, the government will pay a US$5,000 flat death benefit to the survivors of each healthcare worker, who lost his/her life to Ebola. The agreement also includes hazard pay for healthcare workers engaged directly in fighting Ebola and those that are not on the frontline. Those directly involved in fighting the Ebola epidemic will receive monthly hazard pay as follows: Ebola Treatment Unit supervisors will receive US$850, medical doctors US$825, nurses US$435, Lab technicians US$435 while ETU managers and general practitioners will receive US$450 each. Ambulance drivers will receive monthly hazard pay of US$350, Ebola case investigators and social workers US$350, hygienist and logisticians US$300 while janitors, contact tracers and security personnel will receive US$250, respectively. Also benefiting from the government’s monthly hazard pay program are doctors, nurses and other health practitioners who are not dealing with Ebola related cases. According to the agreement, medical doctors in this category will each receive US$350 while nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, midwives and lab technicians will be paid US$300 each.Making remarks after the meeting, the Acting Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara M. Konneh, praised the health workers for the sacrifices they are making on the frontline fighting Ebola. “When Ebola struck our country, it was our healthcare workers that were hurt the most. These men and women are the soldiers on the frontline of this fight and so we must appreciate the sacrifices they are making,” he said. Mr. Konneh observed that Ebola made some of the health workers retreat and regroup and they were now ready to engage the enemy. He contended that it was in everyone’s interest for the healthcare workers to retreat. “We don’t want any more of our nurses and doctors to die,” Konneh said as he appealed to health authorities to reopen the hospitals. From all indications, government will begin reopening public health centers by Monday, October 6. Konneh, however, hinted to reporters that reopening the hospitals will be done gradually. Most of the hospitals including the country’s largest referral hospital, John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Center in Sinkor are currently closed. The Acting Finance Minister has meanwhile called on healthcare workers who are not in government’s direct deposit program to proceed to the bank and open their accounts, advising that the hazard benefits will only be paid by direct deposit. As for healthcare workers in non-banking communities, he said the government will deploy strong teams in those areas to issue payments, but warned that anyone who engages in malpractice will face prosecution. For his part, the chairman of the Liberia Medical and Dental Counsel, Dr. John Mulbah, noted that the process leading to the signing of the agreement with the government was transparent. “The government drafted the proposal and brought it to us and at the same time allowed us sufficient time to study the agreement. We discussed it among ourselves as healthcare workers and derived at the benefit pay rates,” said Dr. Mulbah. He thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for seeking the welfare of healthcare workers in the country. “Yes, our healthcare workers died, but we took an oath to save lives,” Mulbah added in an apparent appeal to his colleagues to return to work. “We have many people dying from sicknesses that are not Ebola related,” he said.According to the LMDC boss, absorbing healthcare workers who were not on government payroll is a bold step taken by the government. He pledged his institution’s commitment to ensuring that transparency becomes the order of the day regarding the payment of healthcare workers. In brief remarks, Deputy Health Minister for Administration Matthew T. K. Flomo thanked the health workers for accepting the government’s proposal and assured them of the Ministry’s support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…at TCV’s 3rd annual El Dorado AwardsThe Caribbean Voice (TCV) on Saturday hosted its 3rd annual El Dorado Awards, during which 18 social activists were honoured for their contributions through charitable ventures to their respective communities and by extension the country at large.This was as the TCV, in collaboration with the Save Abee Foundation, set out to recognise and award individuals as well as organisations and business establishments for their selfless missions of impacting change in the lives of the lesser fortunate and at-risked sections of society with specific focus on those tackling social issues such as abuse, sexual violence, drug and alcohol misuse and most significantly suicide, among others.Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds receiving his award at the eventEmerging at the forefront of their various fields of social activism were a non-governmental organisation working with children within several Indigenous communities, an indigenous artist who engages in tremendous social work, several businesses giving back to the tune of millions of dollars, along with two community based organisations making significant contributions to their respective societies.Ashraf Dabie, one of the Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015, receiving an award at the ceremonyThey were joined by one youth activist as well as a youth organisation making significant strides in youth activism, a disability rights activist who is visually impaired, a women empowerment activist, an organisation providing services for children living with autism and to wrap it up an organisation providing relief through food and other necessary supplies to families hit by disasters such as fires and flooding.As such, among the honourees for the 2017 awards was former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who was recognised for exceptional accomplishment characterised by humility, pride in performance and approachability while giving back and/or displaying activism.Disability rights activist Ganesh Singh was the recipient of the Pakarimas Awards for a lifetime accomplishment characterised by activism and/or advocacyAdding to the list of El Dorado awardees for this year were public figures Clifford Reis who is the Chairman/Managing Director of Banks DIH, singled out for his achievement in the private sector characterized by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner along with the Chairman of Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supernaam), Devanand Ramdat, receiving the Umana Yana Award for significant contribution towards community building.Meanwhile, decorated with the Arapima Award for youth achievement characterised by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner were the Youth Action Network and one of the Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015, both operating through the support of the US Embassy in Georgetown.At the same time, disability rights activist Ganesh Singh was the recipient of the Pakarimas Awards for a lifetime accomplishment characterised by activism and/or advocacy or charity and giving back in a significant manner.Speaking at the event hosted at Park Vue on the East Bank of Demerara was the President of the US based organisation, Annan Boodram who explained the concept of the award ceremony and dinner.In doing so he outlined that there is a plethora of individuals and organisations, both locally and within the Diaspora, engaged in making a difference and qualitatively impacting the lives of Guyanese, especially the powerless and disadvantaged, while tackling the social issues that negatively affect lives.It is towards this end that El Dorado Awards provides a space to recognise the efforts of those so involved so that they can connect with each other and establish dialogue that would enhance the collaborative approach within a national framework.Moreover, the initiative seeks to build connections with the business and professional community so as to foster collaboration with those engaged in civic activism.With this being the third consecutive staging of the annual El Dorado Awards, the Caribbean Voice has thus far honoured 34 Guyanese social activists and change agents, both individuals and organisations along with the additional 18 which were honoured this year.
…Govt unsure about ability to pay teachers increaseThe Education Ministry has found itself in a position where it is unable to say how much, if any, of an increase is feasible to offer teachers at this time, although the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has been in talks with the Ministry for over two years with regards to a salary increase.Education Minister Nicolette HenryThis was related during an emergency press conference held by the Ministry on Monday evening, at the National Centre for Education and Research Development (NCERD) on Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown.The emergency press conference was attended by Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson and several other executives from the Ministry.The Minister also announced that beginning today, 2500 volunteer teachers will be deployed to schools to assist in classrooms.Henry pointed out too that these persons are currently in their database, which comprise of volunteers, job hunters and even retired teachers. She however did not divulge if background checks have been done on the volunteer teachers to determine their suitability for interacting with children.When asked whether the Ministry can at this time finance an increase and if so, how much, the Minister responded, “This matter is currently going through the collective bargaining process and so GTU will have to go to the table and say well they are ready to take that amount and then we will review our position also”.She said bargains cannot be done through the media and so the parties will have to meet and discuss their positions, which will be adjusted to. Further, she said the GTU does not have a choice but to go through the process of conciliation.According to her, “For due process to occur, you will have to go through and exhaust all of the stages… It’s like if you are in the courts, you cannot get to CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) without at least going through the Appeal Court and the High Court”.“So you don’t get to choose to start at the end of the process so we have to ensure that we go through the process,” she added.“You may be aware we are currently in a dispute more or less and so the collective bargaining agreement provides for the procedure. At this point in time you may also be aware that we would have exhausted the first phase of that procedure which was the negotiation phase so we are now at the second phase which is conciliation,” the minister noted.Henry said this process would see the two parties, along with a third-party, meeting to perform the duties of a mediator, which is presently the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Labour.She related that the Ministry is awaiting a call from the mediator to address the issue at hand. The Minister said both parties were expected to bring their suggestions to the table, which was not done due to a number of reasons.She maintained that the Government is unable to pay out the hefty amount of a 40 per cent increase to its teachers, since it will cost over $40 billion to do so.The GTU had said they are willing to accept a ‘substantial amount’ from the Government during its protest action held on Monday.
The Coast Guard scoured some 132,000 square miles of the Pacific over four days without finding a trace of Gray or his boat. The agency looked as far south as the Channel Islands, just off Santa Barbara. Weather and ocean-current data suggest that Gray likely would have traveled south, whether he sailed that direction or drifted, Olson said. “The experts at the Coast Guard tell us we almost certainly would have seen debris if (Gray) went down,” Olson said. “It’s likely the boat’s still above water.” Searchers are also using technology developed by online retailer Amazon.com to enlist more than 6,000 volunteers to examine about 100,000 digital photographs taken from space covering nearly 3,500 square miles of ocean. SAN FRANCISCO – Friends of an acclaimed computer scientist who vanished at sea said Wednesday they were expanding their search for him to waters off Mexico, nearly a week after the Coast Guard called off its own search. Colleagues of Jim Gray, 63, have been combing satellite images of Mexico’s Baja California coast for any sign of the Microsoft engineer and his 40-foot yacht, Tenacious. They are also distributing posters of Gray and his boat at Mexican marinas. “There were supplies on the boat and Jim’s an able sailor,” said friend Mike Olson. “It’s entirely possible he could still be out there.” Gray, whose pioneering research on databases paved the way for innovations such as automated teller machines and online shopping, set out from San Francisco late last month to scatter his mother’s ashes around the Farallon Islands, about 25 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LA HABRA – Brothers Dean and Hal Weiss are in the business of helping turn lives around – one student at a time – at the Children’s Enrichment Center. It’s been 40 years since their father, Walter, founded the tutoring and counseling center from the kitchen table of their home. He was seeking to help a rising numbers of learning-disabled students he could not squeeze into his work schedule as a special education teacher at the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera. Two offices and one retirement later, the Weiss brothers continue their father’s work. Today, the center serves about 600 students a year – from kindergartners to college pupils – across Southern California at their facility at 300 S. Beach Blvd. This month, the center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. But the students it serves are no longer strictly low performing or academically challenged, said co-director Dean Weiss, who taught for 10 years at Anaheim public schools. Gifted students also find help at the center to keep up or get ahead in their accelerated courses, or to prepare for college-entrance exams. Even so, Dean Weiss said, helping students who are struggling and then watching them succeed “gives you a kind of feeling you don’t get as a public school teacher,” he said. One example is La Serna High School junior David Price, 16. He was nearly flunking out of school prior to receiving tutoring at the Enrichment Center two years ago. “I was at another tutoring center and I stopped going because I just thought I could do better on my own,” Price said. “My grades were down to about two Ds, one F, and I had to drop out of another class. “Then I came here,” he said. “And between the help from the teachers, the testing the staff did and being diagnosed with ADD \, my grades went up to pretty much all As, with only one C in math.” The change in David could not have come any sooner, said his mother, Nancy, who had struggled for years with her son’s low school performance. “To finally find out what was going on was a relief,” Nancy Price said. “It’s nice to see a kid happy.” Perhaps more than anything, the center helps instill academic confidence in students, said Weiss. “After-school education has a bad name, because it implies that you’re not doing well,” he said. “It’s OK to take clarinet lessons if you’re in the band, or to be in Little League if you’re on the school baseball team. But if you’re in after-school education, it’s as if you’re doing something wrong. “We have to change that perception,” he added. “Kids don’t have to feel bad about coming here because the valedictorians of their class are here, too.” The center charges $24 an hour for tutoring. It is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Weiss brothers also work with local schools to create custom learning programs for individual students. For more information, call (562) 691-9555. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Newcastle have sent full-back Davide Santon back to Inter Milan.The defender has returned to Italy on loan until the end of the season with a permanent switch in the summer on the agenda.Santon joined the club in 2011 from the San Siro but Newcastle are ready to let him go with Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Ryan Taylor all able to play left-back.Santon said: “Life is strange, I never imagined to come back.“I wanted to thank the Newcastle and all the fans for these three and a half years together, we spent many good times.“This town and this team will always remain in my heart. You start a new chapter. I’m happy to return to Inter, this is the beginning.” Newcastle defender Davide Santon
2 2 Arter was one of the victims of Keane’s alleged tirade “Martin’s very astute so he’ll probably have a little word with him,” Butcher told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“But what do you say to Roy Keane? Roy Keane is Roy Keane – he is a one-off.“I think if it affects the Republic of Ireland that is a different issue, but this is just about Keane and is nothing to do with the Republic of Ireland. “He shoots from the lip and at the end of the day you just have to accept it for what it is and just move on.“There’s always been with Roy this and that in the press because he does speak his mind. He’s an honest man and sometimes you don’t agree with his opinions.“But it’s football, and that’s what football is all about – opinions.” confirmed Republic of Ireland miss out on chance to guarantee place at Euro 2020 Mick McCarthy left bemused after Georgia boss compares Ireland to Michael Flatley Former England captain Terry Butcher has defended Roy Keane after Stephen Ward’s leaked WhatsApp message revealed a foul-mouthed tirade aimed at two Ireland players.Keane is alleged to have verbally attacked Jonathan Walters and Harry Arter after the pair sat out of a training session due to medical advice, with the former Manchester United midfielder calling the latter a ‘p****’ and a ‘c***’. Former chief executive John Delaney resigns from FAI role Martin O’Neill, the Ireland manager, defended his ‘brilliant’ number two and denied Keane had a bad relationship with the players, though he did reveal Arter is not part of the current squad in part due to a falling out in May.The leaked WhatsApp message also suggests Keane and Walters squared up to one another, though Ward’s versions of events are said by O’Neill to not tally with Keane’s; the assistant manager is supported by the fact Ward was not present when the incident took place.Johnny Giles and Liam Brady, two Ireland legends, have already called for Keane to be sacked for his actions, but former England captain Butcher has, like O’Neill, defended the 47-year-old no filter Spurs starlet Troy Parrott scores twice for Ireland Under-21s as form continues FAREWELL Ireland fail to secure automatic Euro 2020 qualification with Denmark draw SHAMEFUL what? round up not enough squandered James Collins comes off bench to seal Ireland 3-1 win against Bulgaria McGoldrick’s late equaliser keeps Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualification hopes on track VICTORY EXCITING Euro 2020 play-offs: Scotland host Israel, N Ireland could face Republic in final Martin Keown tells Roy Keane to ‘suppress thoughts’ after Jonathan Walters dig Latest Ireland news Keane’s career has regularly been punctuated with incidents similar to this Former Liverpool star calls out Roy Keane – ‘I’d rather have mates than medals’
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Bank robber’s children Re: “Should all born in the U.S. be citizens?” (Dec. 27): Giving legal citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants is ridiculous. These parents are criminals and should not benefit from their crimes. Would we allow the children of a bank robber to legally keep their father’s spoils? The key word in the 14th Amendment is “reside.” You do not make you or your newborn baby a legal “resident” by stealing across the border in the dead of night, knowingly breaking the law by working here and undermining our economy and social services – any more than you gain a right to take all the money you want by breaking into a bank. Legal immigration, yes. Illegals: Get out. – Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills A spiky idea Re: “Should all born in the U.S. be citizens?” (Dec. 27): As I understand it, ratification of the 14th Amendment was to give citizenship status to freed slaves and children born of legal immigrants. I’m sure it was not meant to apply to children of illegal immigrants. Actually, just by being here illegally, these people are breaking the law and should be deported upon discovery. The birthright-issue controversy brings to mind an old saying: “Just because the cat has kittens in the oven, that doesn’t make them muffins!” – Anita Work Sylmar Since we can’t seem to stop irresponsible drivers from running the red lights at the Orange Line busway crossings, how about installing those wonderful spikes that are often placed at exit-only lanes in parking lots? Can’t they be popped up and down? When the light turns red, have the spikes stick up from the street. – Fred Kearns Woodland Hills Three cheers Re: “Judge bans teaching ‘intelligent design’ as science” (Dec. 21): Three cheers for U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III for putting the smack-down on “intelligent design.” He recognized it for what it is: religion that the Christian fundamentalists are trying to make look like science. And religion doesn’t belong in public-school classrooms. I’d like to see someone turn the tables on the Christian fundamentalists. I’d like to see a legislator introduce a bill requiring all private high schools to teach their students evolution. Christian fundamentalists love to try to force their beliefs on other people’s kids. And, yet, if anybody tried to force beliefs contrary to their own on their kids, they’d scream bloody murder. – Josh Rivetz Northridge Tapping phones I can state with a great deal of certainty that if Americans (including the Daily News editorial board) had been polled days, weeks or even months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, far more than 80 percent would have found it acceptable to phone-tap Americans with links to al-Qaida. Because the United States has not been attacked since then, Americans are now complacent. Remember: It was complacency that caused the deaths of thousands of Americans in the first place. – Sam Chaidez Mission Hills That higher force Re: “Christmas gets bad rap” (Their Opinions, Dec. 22): Thomas Sowell’s opinion brought to mind a meaning of “intelligent design,” especially because of the part about “living organisms so complex that they must have been created by some kind of higher force.” Could that higher force be God? – Carlos I. Estrada Alhambra Just like the DWP It seems to me that the people around here are always griping about every move the Department of Water and Power makes, while Southern California Edison quietly raises rates a total of 15 percent. What part of “double standard” don’t these people understand? The DWP planned to raise water rates 11 percent, and the populace decried it. Now let’s see if anyone complains about Edison. – Mark Miller Burbank 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!