T&T coach slams English League Two club

first_img Disrespectful to trinidad “I think that was very unprofessional and, quite frankly, they showed disrespect to the Trinidad and Tobago international programme, because I am sure if it was England who called him, or Ireland, or Wales, they would let him go.” Hoyte joined the north-west England club in June following relatively short stints with Dagenham and Redbridge and Gillingham. He has played every game of the season, with Barnet winning just two of their five games to lie 18th in the 24-team league. Had Hoyte played today with T&T, he would have missed Barnet’s next game on September 5. Hart said the situation wœas one that needed to be sorted out and said the player also needed to be more decisive. “It is certainly a situation that I am not going to look upon lightly with other players, as well, if it comes up. I will enter discussions with Gavin because he has to also put his foot down with the club,” said Hart. “Quite clearly, going into World Cup is extremely important, players are on top of their game and playing regularly for their clubs and, of course, we want to have proper relationships with the involved parties.” He added: “There will be no situation like this come World Cup qualifying because we will have to know from the onset whether the player is coming or not, and take action accordingly, depending on the matter at hand.” SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CMC) Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart has slammed English League Two club Barnet FC over its failure to release defender Gavin Hoyte for the country’s international friendly against Mexico today. The 25-year-old was scheduled to join the team here last weekend but never showed up for his flight. He later said the club had asked him to miss the fixture. An upset Hart accused Barnet of ‘bullying’ the player and having little regard for the Trinidad and Tobago national programme. “I was not pleased with how his club handled it. Basically, they bullied the player,” Hart said. “They told him he would be available and they would release him, and then just hours before he is supposed to get on the plane they refused to let him go and then place the player in a situation where he is in a scrap with the club and the manager.”last_img read more

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SMB big man, top volleyball and football stars to be honored

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo with his trophies which includes a fifth PBA MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo and three other sports stars will be feted with special individual titles in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Annual Awards Night on Feb. 26 at Manila Hotel.The 6-foot-11 Fajardo is again the recipient of the Mighty Sports Mr. Basketball award, marking the fifth straight year the San Miguel Beer main man is going to be honored as such by the country’s oldest media organization.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Commitment key for women’s team Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Espejo, meanwhile, bagged a fifth straight MVP during Season 80 of the UAAP and guided the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a runner-up finish behind NU. The 21-year-old hitter from Marikina is also in Japan playing for local club Otta Miyoshi Weisse Adler.Etheridge made history last year by becoming the first Filipino and Southeast Asian player to play in the English Premier League after hooking up as goalkeeper of Cardiff City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Fajardo, 29, won a fifth straight PBA MVP award last year following yet another dominant season that saw him steer the Beermen to a record-tying fourth straight Philippine Cup championship.The Team Philippines regular will be joined by Jaja Santiago, Marck Espejo and Neil Etheridge, who will also be honored for their individual feats in their respective fields during the event presented by Milo, the Philippine Sports Commission and Cignal TV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSantiago will be named Ms. Volleyball for the first time while Espejo will notch a second straight Mr. Volleyball trophy. Etheridge, meanwhile, is the 2018 Mr. Football.The 6-foot-5 Santiago won UAAP Season 80 MVP while steering the National U Lady Bulldogs to a Final Four stint. She is the first Filipino to play in the Japan V. Premier League.last_img read more

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East Bank woman on trial for obtaining money under false pretence

first_imgThe preliminary trial of the State against Nazia Persaud continued at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Persaud, 36, of 44 Grove, East Bank Demerara and of 56 A Unity Place Ruimveldt, Georgetown, is facing the charge of obtaining money under false pretence.The court heard that Persaud allegedly obtained money from the Virtual Complainant (VC) Niomi Ceon by falsely pretending that she was in the position to construct a house for the said VC. Several witnesses testified and the trial was adjourned until May 7, when more witnesses will take the stand for the defendant.last_img read more

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Mentally Disabled Man in UP Camp?

first_imgThe mentally challenged man spotted near Red Light, Monrovia donning a Unity Party T-shirtTrue partisan, or just a social outcast in a Unity Party T-shirt?By Hannah N. GeterminahThe mantra that the October 10 Presidential and Legislative election in Liberia is critical and therefore demands the involvement of every citizen, has captured the attention of a man that is believed to be mentally challenged. Recently spotted donning a political campaign T-shirt bearing the images of Unity Party front runners Joseph Boakai and Emmanuel Nuquay, the man demonstrated that despite his condition, he was quite aware of what is going to happen in Liberia on Tuesday, October 10.Though he appeared to be in a happy mood and allowed his picture to be taken in the busy commercial district of Paynesville Red Light, this reporter took precautions in engaging him with dialogue.Yet one could not help but wonder how many like him are out there, highly unlikely to participate in the political process due to their poor cognitive state.Mental illness is a prevalent condition in the country and for the past twelve years, not enough has been done by the current administration to provide medical treatment, accommodation and other support  to address the living conditions and welfare of Liberians who suffer from mental illness and their families.The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental disability as the loss of function at the level of the whole person, which may include the inability to communicate or to perform mobility, activities of daily living or necessary vocational activities.Throughout the city of Monrovia and its environs, many young and older Liberians of both genders afflicted with mental illness roam the streets of their communities in search of food, begging for money or looking for a place to sleep without being driven away due to their offensive appearance and behaviors.On the Unity Party T-shirt worn by the man in question was written the famous Boakai slogan, ‘Think Liberia, Love Liberia, Build Liberia’. It could not be ascertained if the man, who has perennially roamed the streets of Monrovia, understood the meaning of those words.“I think he knew what he was doing,” said a Unity Party supporter. “I think that sector is one area that the future government should pay great attention to because despite their tragedy, they are Liberians too.”During the voter registration, there were no reports that citizens with mental illness showed any interest in the process. “Naturally, [such person] does not act normal because some tend to be afraid of people,” a young woman told the Daily Observer. “But with the new administration coming, we now have a chance to make something good come out of their situation.”Said a young student attending the University of Liberia: “The critical nature of the October 10 elections should convince all of us that we should not overlook anything that affects the Liberian people.”Besides Vice President Boakai, almost all the political parties talk about making Liberia better. Yet it is hard to assume that, this time around, the “crazy people” as the mentally unstable are commonly referred to, will not be forgotten in the new government’s agenda to improve the living conditions of all Liberians, including those who are challenged in any way.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Businesswoman robbed of jewellery by gunman

first_imgWest Ruimveldt businesswoman Alesha Baptiste is now counting her losses after she was robbed of her jewellery and other valuables by a lone gunman last night.The 28-year-old was attacked at around 19:55hrs in front of her West Ruimveldt business place.Information gathered revealed that the woman had just closed her boutique for the night when the lone man rode up on a motorcycle and stopped in front of her business place. He reportedly dismounted the cycle and held the woman at gunpoint, before reliving her of two gold chains valued $300,000, one foot chain valued $100,000, along with her cell phone, valued $80,000.The man then quickly made good his escape north on the front road.The matter was reported, and the Police are presently hunting the suspect, who was riding a black CJ motorcycle.last_img read more

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BCGEU strikes tentative agreement with City of Fort St. John

first_imgFor more information on the agreement, Click Here The BC Government Service and Employees Union have announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the City of Fort St. John. In June, the B.C.G.E.U. accepted the City’s application for mediation, after employees voted 92 per cent in favor of strike action on June 15th. B.C.G.E.U. spokesperson Erin Sikora says a tentative agreement has been reached, and a ratification meeting will be held on July 21st.- Advertisement -Sikora says the City will decide on the tentative agreement on July 27th or 28th. While all the details cannot be released until an agreement is ratified, some information has been made public. It promises a three year agreement that would expire on December 31, 2011 and a three per cent per-year increase. The B.C.G.E.U. represents around 120 city employees, who have been without a contract since the end of December. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Shanahan up and around after collision

first_imgNEW YORK – Rangers forward Brendan Shanahan was released from the hospital Sunday, one day after he was knocked unconscious and taken off the ice on a stretcher. Then he made a surprise visit to New York’s dressing room about an hour before the club’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Shanahan skated toward the bench as Knuble came the other way. Neither player saw the other and they slammed shoulder-to-shoulder. Shanahan went flying backward and struck his head against the ice with 7:27 left in the period. He stayed down for about 10 minutes with his eyes closed. Shanahan was fitted with a neck brace and strapped to a board before leaving the ice. Renney said there were no signs of neurological damage, and Shanahan left the hospital after a morning examination. “He saw the neurologist and they are pleasantly surprised with where he is today,” Renney said before Sunday’s game. “It’s not like he can play hockey in the next little while, but they’re optimistic with where it sits this morning.” The biggest surprise was his appearance back in the locker room. Renney got a last-second warning before the star forward showed up. “It didn’t hurt, that’s for sure,” Rangers coach Tom Renney said. “It was good to see him standing up.” The 38-year-old left winger sustained a concussion when he slammed into Philadelphia’s Mike Knuble during the third period of New York’s 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. center_img “It was pretty inspirational to see him come when he is supposed to go right home and just rest,” forward Matt Cullen said. “For him to go out of his way and do that shows how much he cares. “It was really impressive.” There is no timetable for Shanahan’s return to the lineup. Renney didn’t know if the veteran of 19 NHL seasons has a history with concussions, but said he wasn’t aware of any in recent years. “Things settled down nicely overnight,” Renney said. “It was a huge impact both ways. “It’ll take some time but we’ll pay attention to what they’re telling us. “We’ll rely on (the neurologist) and follow the appropriate instructions. So far it’s much better.” Knuble broke the orbital bone and cheekbone on the right side of his face in the violent collision. He will undergo surgery in the next few days once swelling decreases. Shanahan showed no other serious injuries other than the concussion, but is experiencing overall soreness. “He’s got a bit of a bruised shoulder, that’s about it,” Renney said. “It’s like a car accident – everything hurts.” Shanahan, who leads the club with 28 goals in his first season in New York, delivered a simple message. He wanted his teammates to know he was thinking about them, and he gave them good luck wishes – expressing his desire to rejoin them quickly. “He said thank you for all the phone calls he got from the guys, but he didn’t remember who called,” goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. “It was just good to see him smiling.” The Rangers didn’t immediately make any roster moves, but Renney said Shanahan would be placed on the injured list – keeping him out at least seven days. New York also lost defenseman Marek Malik during Saturday’s game when he re-injured his left shoulder. Malik, who missed three games earlier this month, was to be examined Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The only bright spot for the Rangers was the return of Lundqvist. He was felled early in the second period Saturday when a hard slap shot struck him in the left shoulder in an area not protected by padding. He finished the period, but sat out the third as Renney rested him because of the back-to-back games. After a night of icing the shoulder, Lundqvist made 21 saves for his 25th victory of the season. Every contest is critical for the Rangers, who are fighting to make a second straight postseason appearance. New York entered Sunday’s game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, three places and five points below the playoff cutoff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Site C construction schedule for May 30 to June 12

first_imgThere will be truck traffic on public roads as construction crews mobilize, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on resource roads and public roads from Chetwynd leading to the site on the south bank.Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry.Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities. BC Hydro will continue to monitor noise levels.Early morning and night shifts may be scheduled, as well as shifts on the weekends.For boater and worker safety, boats will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.There will be minor traffic delays while upgrades are completed on 240 Road, 269 Road and Old Fort Road.Learn MoreVisit the project website: sitecproject.comFollow the Site C Twitter account: @sitecprojectCall the toll-free project line: 1-877-217-0777Email the project team: sitec@bchydro.com FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Below is the construction schedule for the Site C dam from May 30 to June 12, 2016.  According to this release from B.C. Hydro, the main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews and equipment at the site and road work will continue near the dam site.See the full list of activities below.The following construction activities are scheduled to occur May 30 – June 12:The main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews and equipment to the dam site area. This will include the preparation of laydown and stockpile areas. Survey work and site investigations will continue on the north and south banks, including test drilling. Excavation is expected to commence for the south bank drainage tunnel and on the north bank slope.Earthworks will occur, including the construction of dikes and other work in preparation for the dewatering of the back channel on the south bank of the Peace River.The main civil works contractor may mobilize to the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.The grinding and processing of wood waste will continue on the north bank.Logging trucks will be hauling timber from the dam site.Construction of the worker accommodation lodge and other buildings will continue.Excavation and access road construction will continue on the north bank.Roadwork will continue adjacent to the Peace River at the dam site.The placement of riprap may continue along sections of the south bank shore at the dam site.Clearing and grinding of wood waste will continue on the south bank.South bank access roads will be constructed.Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.Work will continue to construct the temporary substation on the south bank and to construct distribution lines on the south bank to supply power from the temporary substation.Security gates and guard buildings are being installed in the dam site area.Work will continue to extend an existing distribution line on Old Fort Road to a building at the entrance of Myca Pit. This will include clearing.Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry.The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s contractor has mobilized and is working on 240 Road, 269 Road and Old Fort Road.Geotechnical investigations will continue along Highway 29 at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.- Advertisement -Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change.What to ExpectWhile this work takes place, local residents can expect the following:Advertisementlast_img read more

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Traffic moves without a hitch as I-5 reopens

first_imgOne team of CHP specialists was working to identify the missing drivers as well as passengers and witnesses. Another team was working to identify the commercial vehicles – some of them burned to charred metal frames – through the trucking companies. Coroner’s investigators have been through all the vehicles and believe there are no more bodies, Stanley said. The cause of the crash has not been determined. Fire raged in the tunnel overnight and into Saturday, compromising the structure. Passenger lanes cross over the damaged tunnel and state Transportation Department officials initially thought it could take days to ensure they were structurally sound. The freeway was shut down over the weekend, and commuters were warned to find alternate routes to work Monday. But crews completed shoring up the tunnel, making it safe for repair teams to move in. Engineers determined the freeway was safe, and all lanes were opened shortly after 3 a.m. “It is, for us, a very good day here in California,” said Doug Failing, Caltrans district director for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. “I got into this business because I love seeing traffic move.” Failing said he will have a better idea of when the tunnel will open at the end of the week when he gets test results back. Concrete and steel reinforcement samples are being tested at a Texas lab to determine how the tunnel materials withstood the temperatures that reached 1,400degrees Fahrenheit. Caltrans’ goal, he said, is to repair the tunnel without closing the freeway. “I-5 is open to traffic, and it is our intention to keep it that way,” Failing said. During the repairs, lighting will also be improved in the tunnel. There is no cost estimate for the repairs, but Caltrans has an emergency authorization of $2.25 million for the initial work. For now, all lanes are open except for the southbound I-5 connector to northbound Route 14. And it could be weeks or months before the southbound truck tunnel reopens. “The southbound truck bypass is closed and will remain closed for an indefinite period of time,” Failing said. Caltrans and the city of Santa Clarita urged commuters to continue seeking alternates because the endless stream of trucks that traverse California’s main north-south freeway artery will share the road with passenger vehicles – a rough mix on the busy road to work. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph. To help reduce the impact of the freeway mess on commuters, Metrolink expanded its service between northern Los Angeles County and downtown Los Angeles. The additional service will continue today. On Monday, the I-5 and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway that feeds it just south of the tunnel were exceptionally clear. Even though southbound freeway lanes were open, motorists said they opted for the train to avoid the ride home, unaware northbound lanes also would reopen ahead of schedule. “I didn’t want to drive home,” said Michelle Debardas of Valencia, a Metrolink first-time rider who works at a Glendale title company. “Getting to work didn’t look so bad, but coming home could take hours.” On Sunday, reporters brought up truckers’ concerns about the tunnel’s safety. “Quite frankly, I was caught by surprise at that,” Failing said. “We have had no record of complaints in my office.” His staff has looked at accident records from 2004 through 2006 at the tunnel site. “During that three-year period, we’ve only identified five accidents that happened in that stretch,” Failing said. He said the agency will follow up on the complaints. “A tunnel is not usually your first choice when you are trying to solve a transportation problem, but at some point in time a tunnel is the only choice you have available,” Failing added. pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.While transit officials had braced for massive gridlock, more than a quarter-million commuters took alternate routes or mass transit and left the Golden State Freeway lanes clear. But even as traffic concerns eased, officials began stepping up their probe into what set off the fiery collision of 30 trucks and a car on a rainy Friday night, leaving three dead and 10 injured. At least nine drivers who apparently escaped from vehicles trapped in the burning truck bypass tunnel in the Newhall Pass had not yet contacted the California Highway Patrol, officials said. Los Angeles trucker Ricardo Cibrian of Los Angeles is presumed to be one of the two men killed in the crash. Trucker Hugo Rodriguez and his 6-year-old son, Isaiah, are the other two believed to have died. They reportedly were from Fresno. “This is the worst accident that I have personally seen,” said Warren Stanley, assistant chief for CHP’s Southern Division and a 25-year CHP veteran. COMMUTE: Officials hope to keep tunnel open during repair. By Jerry Berrios and Patricia Farrell Aidem STAFF WRITERS Traffic whizzed easily through the normally clogged Newhall Pass on Monday after Interstate 5 lanes reopened ahead of schedule and investigators continued to search for clues to a deadly chain-reaction crash that closed the key north-south highway for days. last_img read more

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Chris Smalling downplays doubts concerning England’s defensive solidity

first_img1 Chris Smalling is determined to confound those doubting England’s defensive capabilities at Euro 2016.A decade on from the likes of Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Jamie Carragher jostling for a starting berth, Roy Hodgson has three out-and-out centre-backs to choose from in France.A number of former internationals have suggested the triumvirate of Gary Cahill, Smalling and John Stones could prove England’s undoing this summer, with the latter coming under particular scrutiny after a difficult end to Everton’s campaign.Such comments have been given understandably short shrift by Smalling, even if they can provide extra motivation.“I think if anything it just gives you another challenge just to prove people (wrong),” he said ahead of Saturday’s Group B opener against Russia.“There is always doubts, whether it’s with England or whether it’s with your club form.“It’s just one of those that there is someone else that can come in and do a job better, say me or someone else.“I think it’s just a time to stand up and be counted, and show everyone that you’re good enough – more than good enough – to do that job.”Individual errors in the warm-up friendlies against Turkey and Australia highlighted that issues still needed ironing out, although Smalling pointed to the nation’s long-standing qualities of being “tactically aware and solid”.The 26-year-old does not see England’s lack of a left-sided central defender as a problem – “at the end of the day we are centre backs and we are there to defend” – and is looking forward to pressing home that point in Marseille.Smalling is a shoo-in for the starting line-up against Russia off the back of his best-ever season at Old Trafford, running the remarkable David de Gea close for Manchester United’s player-of-the-year award.“It was one that was very consistent,” he said of a fine campaign individually, if not collectively.“I always knew that if I can stay injury-free and just start the season very well, and get a good run, that I always could produce consistent performances.“It’s nice to have done it over the last 18 months but it is about continuing it now, do it for many years to be considered a very good centre-back.“There’s the ones like Rio who have done it for year after year after year, not just one year and then having a blip (the) next year.“It’s about that consistency with central defenders, and that’s what all managers want.” Chris Smalling is set to star for England this summer last_img read more

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