Chelsea adopt living wage

first_img Press Association The Premier League leaders on Thursday announced they had been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and, from January, will pay all directly employed members of staff the living wage as a minimum – currently £9.15 an hour in London or £7.85 an hour outside of the capital. The national minimum wage is £6.50 an hour, but the living wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said on “As a responsible employer we are proud of this significant achievement for the club. “We believe the move to the living wage underlines our commitment to ensuring that all our employees receive a fair rate of pay for their hard work and dedication. Quite simply it is the right thing to do.” League Two side Luton have also adopted the living wage. Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet said on “Luton Town Football Club sits right at the heart of the community. Not only do we feel that we have a responsibility to our staff, to make sure that their level of pay affords them the ability to have a decent work-life balance but we also have a desire to attract more talented people when recruiting.” Scottish Championship side Hearts also pay the living wage. center_img Chelsea have become the first Premier League club to adopt the living wage. last_img read more

Cricket News BCCI appoints Dravid as Head of Cricket at NCA

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid was on Monday appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the BCCI has announced. Dravid was supposed to take over as NCA head from July 1 but his job at the India Cements caused the delay. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked Dravid to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure.India Cements then sent him on leave to avoid conflict of interest.“Mr Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA,” BCCI said in a release.“Dravid will also work closely with the National men’s and women’s Head coaches and coaches for India Developmental teams including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives,” the release added.The BCCI did not specify the tenure of appointment for Dravid, who will also be responsible for monitoring progress of the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the senior men’s and women’s head coaches. last_img read more

Is there a dictatorship at the Guyana Cycling Federation?

first_img… Asks Michelangelo JacobusIT is no secret that cycling in Guyana has long been in a state of disarray, specifically on the administrative side of things and along with the empty coffers of the federation.A new and somewhat dark situation has now reared its ugly head which brings about the headline of this article; Is there a dictatorship at the Guyana Cycling Federation?As an ardent follower of cycling and sportsman at heart, I truly believe in the development of our young athletes and a positive advancement of sports in general.Let’s examine the present situation. The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) is bound by its constitution to hold General Elections every three years “no later than at the end of March”. In addition the said elections must be advertised no less than 20 days in advance in the official Gazette along with being featured in the printed media no less than twice in that period.The last time the GCF held its elections was back in June of 2015 when Horace Burrowes (current president) was elected to the helm of the federation; four years later and just about four weeks from June, there is not a murmur of the executive putting plans in motion for the much needed elections.As a responsible stakeholder in sport, three weeks ago the question of elections was brought up at a cycling meet in the National Park and the response to the question posed was: “The president says when he feels like keeping an election, there will be an election”.This was uttered by a senior official in the GCF who will be named if the need arises. That statement holds all the idiosyncrasy of a “dictatorial regime”. That statement, coupled with other dubious activities by the current GCF administration, begs the very question.It is no secret that persons heavily involved in cycling, stakeholders and various club administrators are hoping for a change in the GCF management personnel. To that effect a group of club officials, along with stakeholders of the sport, led by former national cyclist Linden Dowridge, had written to the GCF president and his executive, querying the organisation of elections and other urgent concerns.However, Dowridge told Chronicle Sport that they were told that Burrowes would respond to them shortly, something which was put off and even when addressed, the glaring issue at hand was not properly answered.Following the passing of the elections deadline; Dowridge revealed that the group’s next move would be to write to the subject Minister, Dr George Norton who holds the portfolio for Youth, Culture and Sport.He also noted that they will be approaching the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) to take up the issue. This is something that Dowridge is apprehensive of as he pointed out that the GOA is notoriously lax in their approach and responsibility to the cycling situation.Among one of the charges levelled against Burrowes is that he has been heard telling persons that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), along with COPACI (Confederación Panamericana de Ciclismo), has granted him power to do as he likes in regard to cycling in Guyana, something that has not been verified.It is with a heavy heart and apprehensive mindset that I call on the GCF administration to clear up these questions and move ahead with positivity with regard to constitutional conformity with the best interest of our young cyclists and the development of the sport in mind.last_img read more

Syracuse-Florida State kickoff set for 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 4

first_img Published on October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will play at Florida State on Nov. 4 at 12:20 p.m., the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday afternoon. The game will take place at Doak Campbell Stadium on FSU’s campus in Tallahassee.The Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) is coming off a 27-19 loss at No. 8 Miami (6-0, 4-0). Despite four first-half turnovers and a minor injury that sidelined receiver Steve Ishmael for parts of the game, Syracuse hung around with the Hurricanes and pulled within one in the fourth quarter.Florida State (2-4, 2-3), a Preseason Top 25 team, dropped a home game to Louisville on Saturday on a last-minute field goal. The Seminoles have two common opponents with Syracuse: No. 14 North Carolina State and No. 8 Miami. FSU fell to NCSU 27-21 in Week 4 and lost to Miami, 24-20, two weeks ago. SU lost to both teams by eight points.Overall, Syracuse has played Florida State 10 times since 1966. SU won the team’s first meeting that year, but the Seminoles have won the last nine against SU. Last year, FSU beat SU 45-14 at the Carrier Dome. The last time Syracuse played at Doak Campbell Stadium, the then-No. 17 Seminoles won, 45-21. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

ODDSbible kickstarts the new Tipster Challenge at Chester

first_img After a slight pause, the Tipster Challenge is back with a bang this week for the Flat Season. However, there is a slight twist for the competition, which continues to be sponsored by Betting Gods.Starting today at Chester, our experts will still be submitting tips for each race at a chosen Wednesday meet. Yet they will also be asked to confirm a ‘Nap of the Day’, which scores double points.Joining bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris at Chester is Alex Donohue. Formerly the PR Manager at Ladbrokes, Donohue has joined the LADbible Group by taking up the position of Brand Partnerships Manager within the company’s ODDSbible division.The Jump Season Tipster Challenge for 2016/17 was won by AppBet’s Sarah Shannon, with Betway’s Alan Alger second and Easyodds’ Jacob Johns coming in third place.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: Requinto DawnHas posted two useful efforts and is better drawn than his serious rival on form.ODDSbible: Big Time MaybeCrack Chester jockey and trainer duo can land this race despite the wide draw. Prepared to take a chance at draw-affected price on the basis Kingscote bounces out of the wide gate and remains handy.____________________________________2:25bettingexpert: Enable (Nap of the Day)John Gosden’s 3yo shaped well when third to a well backed stablemate on her seasonal debut (run checked when cruising and not given a hard time by any means). She is open to improvement after just two career starts and now has Dettori taking over in the saddle.ODDSbible: EnableO’Brien can’t win them all (he probably can) so hoping Enable strikes for another set of connections in great form. The fact that Gosden pitches her for this race despite bare form on offer may be a tip.____________________________________3:00bettingexpert: ConfessionalShaped well in defeat a few times last season and has loads of early pace to aim at in the closing stages (both stalls 1 and 2 confirmed trailblazers).ODDSbible: TaexaliAlways enjoy seeing these colours pop up on courses up and down the country and it looks like Thistle Bloodstock may have found a winnable race on this occasion if the horse can find a little bit from a good draw.____________________________________3:35bettingexpert: MontalyLost his form but returns here on a handy mark, will love the ground/extreme test of stamina at Chester and has a great draw in two to work from.ODDSbible: Fun MacA unique race and a spectacle I’ve always enjoyed watching but not necessarily betting on over the years. Plenty of runners which would be good stories and from a sporting perspective I’d love to see Golden Spear win, but I think there could be a few hard luck tales so I’ll take a chance on Fun Mac staying on from the back at a big price.____________________________________4:05bettingexpert: Here And NowHas looked promising on all three starts and should get a good early position from stall one.ODDSbible: Stradivarius (Nap of the Day)Wins with ease en route to bigger and better things at Ascot. Simple!____________________________________4:35bettingexpert: Never SurrenderShould appreciate fast ground at this unique Chester track if Jamie Spencer can navigate a clear passage.ODDSbible: Bristol MissileThis race could turn out to be a good maiden and there are plenty of interesting runners, but I’ll side with Richard Hannon’s expensive and well-bred runner on the basis that the level of improvement expected and hoped for would be enough to win today.____________________________________5:05bettingexpert: Zapper CassHas joined an astute small yard and looks overpriced from a good draw if ready to go after five months on the sidelines.ODDSbible: Gabrial The TigerGood course form which counts for plenty round here and it wouldn’t be Chester without a winner for Dr Marwan. Useful claimer booked and likely to be a very fair price.____________________________________ Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020last_img read more

Sheriff Captain Mike Yoder retirement reception is Thursday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down EVERETT WOOD · 228 weeks ago Congratulations Mike Yoder on your retirement Best Wishes on all your upcoming endeavors with Trigger Guard Target Range. I like your facility very much and will continue come out to visit as time permits. Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 228 weeks ago Congratulations Mike: I remember working with your dad so many years ago and you were just a kid. Time flies when you’re having fun. Have a great time in retirement. Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Mike YoderSumner Newscow report — There will be a retirement reception for Captain Mike Yoder at the Sumner County Sheriff’s office at 610 E. Hillside, Wellington, on Thursday, March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Female rider notches double at Caymanas Park

first_imgMellisa Ward, who on November 28 became the first of the three female apprentices to ride a winner, FIFTYONESTORM, enjoyed her best day in the saddle at Caymanas Park yesterday, notching the first double of her short career.The 21-year-old Camperdown High graduate looked improved in booting hot 4-5 favourite CLASSIK MAKIT in the third race and 2-1 favourite POWEROFTHECAT in the seventh, just lasting home by a head from the fast-finishing TIMEFORACAT, with fellow apprentice Linton Steadman aboard.She just missed a triple when 3-1 chance CHANGE HIM NAME was beaten in a photo finish by INFANTRY OFFICER under Aaron Chatrie in the first race, but she could be deemed unlucky, having lost her whip when challenging on the rails midway the last furlong.Ward, who has now won four races, said: “I am happy with my progress, but I still have a lot to learn, and I’m taking it one day at a time.”Saturday-Sunday meetsFellow apprentice Dane Dawkins rode three winners at the back-to-back Saturday-Sunday meets, including 22-1 outsider LITTLEMISSEMMY (made all) for trainer Anthony Nunes and owner-breeder Karl Samuda in the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association Trophy race over 1200m on Saturday. Nunes, who was away in Trinidad, won three races on the card.last_img read more

NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated

first_imgThe Lady Spikers’ momentum in the final set, however, was halted when NU was allowed to rotate and trim the deficit to 12-9 prompting Santiago to get back on the floor.And Santiago went to work in the wee moments of the set when she first put NU in match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill from the middle.May Luna was able to tie the set at 14-14 but Santiago once again proved her worth for NU when she powered home Nabor’s pass for the 15-14 lead before Aiko Urdas iced the match with a service ace.Santiago’s offensive production wouldn’t be that potent if not for the harmonic playmaking of Nabor who had all 53 of NU’s excellent sets, 20 more than what La Salle had as a team.Risa Sato had 15 points to help NU while Urdas and Audrey Paran had 10 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ View comments Reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 14 points to lead La Salle while Luna and Kianna Dy had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was business as usual for Jaja Santiago, who dominated anew with 27 points for NU.“These players delivered,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino as he pointed to Santiago and setter Jasmine Nabor. “Actually the only thing I did was remind them on what they had to do.”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“And Jasmine really had control of the team, whatever she said the team followed.”La Salle was able to keep NU at bay momentarily at bay in the fifth set when it took a 12-8 lead after Desiree Cheng weaved the ball through Joni Anne Chavez’ reception. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a showdown between unbeaten teams, National University walked away with a perfect record after outlasting defending champion De La Salle, 26-24, 19-24, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs now own sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 4-0 record, the best start in recent memory, while the Lady Spikers slipped to second at 3-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

first_imgCarpio 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon two years ago.The sisters are also expected to compete in singles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe clay-court Grand Slam tournament starts on Sunday.The French Open will mark Serena Williams’ first major tournament in more than a year. A three-time champion in singles, she hasn’t played at a Grand Slam event since winning the Australian Open in January 2017, while pregnant. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Stronger next time Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this July 9, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams, left, hits a return, as her sister and playing partner Venus Williams looks on, during during the women’s doubles final against Yaroslava Shvedova, of Kazahkstan and Timea Babos, of Hungary, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)PARIS — Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open.The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

UG setting the stage for programmes in energy sector – in talks with Natural…

first_imgUG Vice Chancellor Dr Ivelaw GriffithThe University of Guyana (UG) is still to commence programmes that could supplement Guyana’s newfound oil and gas sector, but Vice Chancellor, Dr Ivelaw Griffith said the institution was still in the process of making the platform available.Following an announcement by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine earlier this year that a Petroleum Engineer Programme was to be introduced to the University by the new school year, officials at the country’s premier tertiary institution disclosed that the University was nowhere close to offering such programme.Asked about the progress thus far, Dr Griffith told Guyana Times recently that the University was still in talks with the Ministries with responsibility for the oil and gas sector. He informed that a few weeks ago he had met with the Registrar and UG’s Chemistry Department Head to look at what was currently offered on energy at the University.“We are not comfortable that we do not have the whole package yet. I’d like to know what we have, not only offering  as classes, but what we have by way of research, because the enterprise of energy has to be researched and so we had a second effort to put one package together to understand where we are,” the VC told Guyana Times.He said the University held talks with the Natural Resources and Agriculture Ministries on a “lot of energy aspects on what is it Government anticipates needing, what it is we have and what gaps need to be filled”. He said the conversation with the respective Ministries was ongoing.“We agreed that there is a game plan and before we sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University and the Ministry, we want to be comfortable to know what we have and what gaps are to be filled. That is where we are at the moment. I expect to have a meeting with the Minister in November with the Natural Resources Ministry and to discuss the crossovers and commonalities are,” he informed.The recent discovery of oil in Guyana’s waters by US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has evoked a new level of hope for Guyana’s ailing economy. And while questions have been raised about whether the country’s top tertiary institution would be able to galvanise itself to help realise the promised profits to the economy, critics say the response was a far cry from what was really needed to take hold of the emerging industry.University Chancellor, Dr Nigel Harris had said earlier that the institution had better be prepared for the oil and gas sector, which promised economic growth for Guyana.“We had better be able to address that area,” the Chancellor told Guyana Times when asked on Wednesday. He was at the time addressing Journalists at a forum where he disclosed the plans the fairly new administration had for the institution.He said the US oil company has already approached the University and has been making inquiries about its current arrangement for an industry that is likely to place the country’s economy on another level.While the University is already offering programmes related to the industry, others are in the pipeline, the Professor said. However, much more needs to be done, he noted, stating that he will be arranging with the University of the West Indies (UWI), where he recently served as Vice Chancellor and international agencies, assistance for the institution.According to Harris, UWI has been training petroleum engineers and other persons in the industry for the past four decades.“It may be that the UG may not be able to provide all the staff they need. So, we are planning to link the University of Guyana with international institutions. I will be pushing for links with UWI…. It does not make sense that we have the next-door neighbours and not take advantage of the programmes,” he told Guyana Times.last_img read more