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Refs will get paid – Stewart

first_imgHEAD OF the Jamaica Football Federation’s Referees’ Department, Victor Stewart, says that match officials will only be guaranteed funds for services rendered so far during the current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season.The league has been suspended since March 12, with four games to play in the regular season, as a result of the coronavirus concerns in the island. Following a meeting on March 30 with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) directors last Monday, the clubs reiterated the desire to resume play as soon as possible.Although the local clubs have stated their intention to complete the season, a desire shared by Stewart, he says that if the decision to cancel the league is taken, officials will be paid outstanding fees for all matches completed up to that point.“If the league is cancelled and the referees have not worked in the league, then there won’t be compensation expected. Any compensation would be for duties performed before (the cancellation),” Stewart told The Gleaner. “We hope (the league is not cancelled) and we want the league to continue for the benefit of all stakeholders, not only the match officials.” CONSTANT COMMUNICATION Additionally, Stewart says that his office has been in constant contact with the PLCA on the matter, and the referees have been updated on the situation. “We are communicating with them on a daily basis, and so the referees are aware of what is going on and they are willing to grin and bear it. However, the sooner the better for us,” Stewart said.While leagues around the world have been attempting to find ways of resuming play later in the summer, the Belgian Jupiler League decided to cancel the season altogether, awarding regular season leaders Club Brugge the title. The decision is expected to be approved at a league general assembly meeting on April 15.While he hopes that a positive outcome can be reached, Stewart acknowledged that solutions to the current situation will not be easy for local decision-makers from a financial standpoint. “The main sponsor for the RSPL is the Red Strip Company. Bars are closed, beers are not being sold, so you have to understand all those ramifications and work with the system,” Stewart said. daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

High school girls soccer: Airline notches first win of season

first_img‘ ‘ Bossier City man found guilty of killing his co-workerBossier PressUndo Lindsey Donlan scored two goals as the Airline Lady Vikings defeated Evangel Christian 4-0 in a girls soccer game Tuesday.Jewell Molina scored one goal and assisted on another. Katelyn Watts scored a goal. Avery Meeks and Cynthia Williams had assists. Airline evened its record at 1-1. Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoClever-Tricks.comYour Sleeping Position Tells a lot About Your HealthClever-Tricks.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHealthyWomenMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldHealthyWomenMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLovelyHealthyMagAli MacGraw Is Almost 85, Try Not To Smile When You See Her Now!LovelyHealthyMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHealthyFoodNetwork21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock Men  HealthyFoodNetwork|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBossier task force busts four for prostitution and drugsBossier PressUndoSeven arrested for prostitution and panderingBossier PressUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGenius-Story.com48 Broke Celebrities Now Working Normal JobsGenius-Story.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLifestly.comWhere Ronaldo lives at 42 is heartbreakingLifestly.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bossier Parish School Board member pleads guilty to anabolic steroid distribution conspiracyBossier PressUndo bestfamilymag.comBacary Sagna’s wife is probably the most beautiful woman on Earth bestfamilymag.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Shreveporter arrested for human traffickingBossier PressUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘last_img read more

Tennessee’s Butch Jones should coach with common sense, not off a card

first_img.oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } But for some reason, Jones kicked the extra point. And it came back to haunt him, big-time.Florida, a decidedly mediocre team with a young offensive line and a redshirt freshman quarterback who struggled all night to throw the ball, put together a 17-play drive (converting two fourth downs) for a touchdown, then set the stage for an improbable comeback by forcing Tennessee’s offense into a three-and-out.When Florida took the lead on a 63-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-14, Tennessee fans probably half-expected it. The Vols haven’t beaten the Gators since 2004.But even then, there was enough time to come back and win. After some discombobulated clock management and a penalty, Tennessee had to call its final timeout with three seconds left to avoid a 10-second runoff that would have ended the game so it could try a 55-yard field goal.It missed. And it means that Tennessee owns two of the three losses this year in all of college football among teams that have led by two scores or more in the fourth quarter.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. He wins on National Signing Day, he wins with boosters, he wins Monday through Friday.But until Butch Jones wins big on Saturday, he looks like just another in an inexplicable line of men addicted to losing football games at the University of Tennessee.Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley and now Butch Jones, all of them slightly different in the way they’ve arrived at ineptitude but bearing remarkably similar results. How bad has it gotten in Knoxville? As of today, Kiffin — who subsequently flamed out at USC — looks like the biggest winner of the three.At least the others had the excuse of coaching bad teams. Jones does not. Nobody will confuse this version of Tennessee for a national championship contender, but Saturday’s 28-27 loss at Florida will stand as one of the most inexplicable results of the season and the biggest indictment yet of Jones’ questionable game management.Leading almost the entire second half and dominating at times against a Florida team with less depth and talent than Tennessee, Jones’ performance down the stretch ranks as one of the worst coaching meltdowns you will ever see anywhere.Two critical mistakes on the sidelines cost Tennessee this game.Leading 20-7 and fully in control in the third quarter, it appeared the Volunteers held Florida to a field goal attempt on 4th-and-6 from the 25-yard line. But Jones, seemingly afraid of a fake, called timeout before Florida got the kick off. That gave Gators coach Jim McElwian enough time to reconsider; Florida went for the fourth down, got it, then scored a touchdown and stole four points thanks to Jones’ timeout.Then when Tennessee scored with roughly 10 minutes left to increase the lead to 26-14, the obvious decision would have been to go for a two-point conversion. With that little time left in the game, there is absolutely difference between leading by 12 or 13 points. You go for two and try to take a 14-point lead. It’s a no-brainer. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }center_img USA TODAYCollege football’s Week 4 winners and losers After the game, Jones defended his decision to go for the extra point, saying he referred to a chart that’s “standard” in football.If that’s what the chart says, light it on fire. How about using your brain once in awhile?But that’s Butch Jones, the consummate paint-by-numbers guy who even coaches in cliches. On Tennessee’s opening drive in Week 2 against Oklahoma, he drew heavy (and deserved) criticism for kicking a field goal on fourth down from inside the 1-yard line. Tennessee ultimately blew a 17-0 lead and lost in overtime, playing conservative offensively the entire second half.His record at Tennessee is now 14-15.It doesn’t mean Jones should be fired. He continues to recruit very well, and at some point you can’t just change coaches every three years and expect to fix your program.But Tennessee has lost two games this season, and both of them fall directly on the lap of the head coach. Jones isn’t in must-win territory yet, but his quality of life isn’t going to be very good for the next few weeks in Knoxville. After floating through his first two seasons and charming Tennessee’s fan base with promises of tomorrow, Saturday was the biggest game of his career. And he blew it.ALL THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ACTION IN WEEK 4 USA TODAYFlorida rallies to clip Tennessee, 28-27last_img read more

Round-up: Fulham joy, boss wants £12m, exits at Chelsea & QPR, Blues youngsters sign new deals

first_imgFulham have beaten Newcastle 1-0 in their Championship opener at Craven Cottage.Matt Smith’s powerful header just before half-time was enough to give the Whites victory against Rafael Benitez’s side. AdChoices广告Delighted Fulham boss Slavisa Jokavovic hailed his team – and made it clear he wants all of the £12m the club received for Ross McCormack to be reinvested in the team.Benitez described his team’s defeat as a “wake-up call” and admitted they were second best.Meanwhile, Chelsea have sold defender Papy Djilobodji to Sunderland for £8m – a year after his surprise arrival for £4m.Chelsea have also given new contracts to three academy players. Defender Richard Nartey has had his contract extended to next summer, while midfielders Mukhtar Ali and Ruben Sammut have had their deals extended by two years.Teenage Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has completed a season-long loan move to Bristol City.Abraham is set to play in the Championship this seasonTwo QPR players have also left on season-long loan deals on the eve of the new Football League season.Forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has joined Gillingham, while midfielder Michael Doughty will spend the campaign with Swindon.West London Sport revealed on Friday morning that the out-of-favour Emmanuel Thomas was set to move to the Priestfield Stadium. Rangers will start their season with a home match against Leeds United on Sunday. Click here for five potential battles we think could be all-important in the game at Loftus Road.Nedum Onuoha has been speaking ahead of the big kick-off, insisting he is the right choice for QPR captain.Elsewhere, there have been a couple of non-League signings: Defender Yassin Moutaouakil has returned for a second spell at Hayes & Yeading, while former Watford winger Matty Whichelow has joined Wealdstone.And in cricket, despite an eye-catching 82 from Nick Gubbins and a half-century by John Simpson, Middlesex were made to work hard with the bat on day two against Surrey at Lord’s. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Rhinos staying on inside of defensive line

first_imgAUBURN — The “Rhino package” may be no more.The tackle-heavy personnel group, which utilized Gabe Wright and Montravius Adams at end for the season opener with Arkansas may not rear its head again as Auburn closes the season with Samford, Alabama and a bowl game.“We may have to at some point in time but right now it’s the depth at tackle,” Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said. “We got them rotating in there at tackle, (Jeff) Whitaker’s been out the last two weeks and feel like that four-way rotation’s more important to us.”Wright and Adams have each been more productive while on the inside. Whitaker has a “nerve issue” in his back and his status moving forward is unclear.Johnson said ends DaVonte Lambert and Elijah Daniel each did pretty well against Georgia, though Auburn is still searching for pass rush.“We’ve got four ends right now that have been playing pretty consistent so we haven’t moved (Wright and Adams) back out there,” Johnson said. “But it’s a double whammy; if we move them out there we’re losing some depth at tackle.”last_img read more

Cornwall focussed on conditioning with an eye on India tour

first_imgST JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, CMC – All-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall says he is working hard to raise his fitness levels as he eyes a call-up for India’s full tour of the Caribbean later this year. The 26-year-old is the region’s leading off-spinning all-rounder but has been repeatedly overlooked for selection in all formats despite his success.He is a towering figure, weighing over 250 pounds and standing six feet, five inches, and selectors in the past have pointed to his “conditioning” as a reason behind his non-selection.However, Cornwall is hoping his ongoing fitness work with noted trainer Ronald Rogers pays dividends. “Training-wise, I am trying to get as fit as I can because I think I am preparing for India,” Cornwall told the Observer newspaper here.“It’s nothing in terms of getting to a particular weight but just to see how far I can get as quickly as possible between now and June.”He added: “It’s really just the gym alone because we do gym in the mornings and then we do on-the-field work. In the afternoons I would do my cricket activities.” Cornwall was the leading wicket-taker in the just concluded regional first class championship where he ended with 54 wickets at an average 17, and also gathered over 400 runs with three half-centuries.The Leeward Islands Hurricanes talisman has also dominated at West Indies A level on both home and overseas tours, and currently boasts 256 first class wickets at an average of 23.His List A batting average of nearly 36 has reinforced his contention for a Windies spot, at least in the limited overs formats, and he says he is prepared for whatever senior team opportunity came his way. “It is something that I am up for and something I am happy about so it’s just up to me now to put in the work.”India are expected to arrive in the Caribbean in August for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.last_img read more

Another year older and $7,500 richer, Callahan repeats Yankee Deery win

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 14) – Joel Callahan finished the Yankee Dirt Track Classic Deery Series main event at Farley Speedway a year older and $7,500 richer.The 100-lap IMCA Late Model tour event started late Saturday evening and finished in the wee hours on Sunday. Callahan, who figured he turned 50 somewhere around lap 27, inherited the front spot when race-long leader Colby Springsteen cut his right rear tire and then led to the checkers in repeating as the big money Yankee winner. “I think we step up our game for this race. There’s a lot of adrenaline pumping,” he said. “To me, this is the biggest race on the Deery schedule and not because of the pay but because it’s at my home track.” “The track was fast from top to bottom,” he added. “It didn’t matter where you were running.” Richie Gustin was second in the best showing of his brief Deery career. Denny Eckrich was third and point leader Justin Kay roared all the way back to fourth after exiting to fix a flat tire on lap 58 and restarting at the rear. The 59 entries for the Yankee were the most for a Deery Series event this season and the most in 78 races dating back to opening night in 2010.Jason Rauen drew the pole but it was Springsteen shooting into the lead from his outside row one start.The race was stopped following a lap 30 mishap that collected Tyler Droste, Terry Neal and Jason Hahne, then stayed green for the next 28 circuits. Springsteen looked to have the race in hand before the flat tire relegated him to 16th and Callahan took over. The last caution came with 12 laps left. Callahan was quickly celebrating in victory lane with crew chief Stan Thomas, crewman Al Dix, sons Zach and Joey, wife Cindy and daughter Stephanie. “I focused on hitting my marks and keeping the car straight,” said Callahan, also winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing. “I knew if I did that we’d still have tires at the 75-lap mark. That was key.” Scott Fitzpatrick earned the hard charger starting spot and Jeff Aikey and Brian Harris both took provisionals; all three advanced 14 positions to eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. Samples were taken from tires from each of the top five finishing cars and race results remain unofficial. Next on the Deery Series schedule is the Saturday, Sept. 20 ½-mile show at Davenport Speedway. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. The tour concludes with a two-day show Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4 at West Liberty Raceway. Feature results – 1. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 2. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 3. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 4. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 5. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 7. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale; 9. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 10. Brian Harris, Davenport; 11. Curt Martin, Independence; 12. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 13. Tommy Elston, Keokuk; 14. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque; 15. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 16. Colby Springsteen, Wapello; 17. Ryan Griffith, Webster City; 18. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; 20. Terry Neal, Ely; 21. Jason Hahne, Webster City; 22. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 23. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 24. Jason Rauen, Farley; 25. Dave Stichter, Shannon, Ill.1st heat (top two) – 1. Elston; 2. Denny Eckrich; 3. Jon Poll, Delmar; 4. Dolan; 5. Neal; 6. Guss; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 8. Kyle Neels, Freeport, Ill.; 9. Jason Udelhofen, Potosi, Wis.; 10. Marty Scheckel, Long Grove. 2nd heat – 1. Gustin; 2. Hinrichs; 3. Merfeld; 4. Darren Ackerman, Readlyn; 5. Spencer Diercks, Davenport; 6. Ross Pierce, Dubuque; 7. Todd Frank, Montrose; 8. Curtis Glover, Des Moines; 9. Steve Hunter, Hopkinton; 10. Rick Wendling, Hazleton.3rd heat – 1. Andy Eckrich; 2. Springsteen; 3. Hahne; 4. Droste; 5. Rob Klein, Sherrill; 6. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 7. Brian Harris; 8. Jerry King, Waterloo; 9. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 10. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake. 4th heat – 1. Kay; 2. Martin; 3. Griffith; 4. Jay Chenoweth, Wapello; 5. Doug Yates, Monticello; 6. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 7. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 8. Larry Harris, Muscoda, Wis.; 9. Don Pataska, Miles; 10. Jay Johnson, West Burlington. 5th heat – 1. Stichter; 2. Rauen; 3. Marolf; 4. Bruening; 5. Aikey; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 7. Dean Wagner, Evansdale; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 9. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill.; 10. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale. 6th heat – 1. Goedert; 2. Callahan; 3. Ryan; 4. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 5. Jeremy Grady, Story City; 6. Becky Roth, Kieler, Wis.; 7. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis.; 8. Mel Abels, Freeport, Ill.; 9. Scott Welsh, Cedar Rapids. 1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Griffith; 2. Dolan; 3. Neal; 4. Guss; 5. Poll; 6. Trump; 7. Denning; 8. Holladay; 9. Chenoweth; 10. Yates; 11. Neels; 12. Larry Harris; 13. Pataska; 14. Udelhofen; 15. Scheckel; 16. Johnson. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Merfeld; 2. Bruening; 3. Marolf; 4. Ackerman; 5. Zrostlik; 6. Aikey; 7. Diercks; 8. Wagner; 9. Fitzpatrick; 10. Wendling; 11. DeFrance; 12. Frank; 13. Pierce; 14. Hunter; 15. Glover; 16. Brenner.3rd “B” feature – 1. Ryan; 2. Hahne; 3. Droste; 4. Klein; 5. Brian Harris; 6. Cooney; 7. Shelliam; 8. Kastli; 9. McKenna; 10. Grady; 11. Moss; 12. King; 13. Welsh; 14. Abels; 15. Roth.Hard charger – Fitzpatrick. Series provisionals – Aikey and Brian Harris. Guss won the last-chance qualifier.last_img read more

Rotary raises 50k

first_imgA cheque of $50,000 has been donated to the Monash Children’s Hospital by members of the Rotary Club of Emerald…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Spurs put four past Man City in comeback win

first_imgLeaders Manchester City suffered their second successive Premier League defeat when Tottenham Hotspur produced a stunning fightback to win 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela left City reeling after the visitors had dominated early on and taken a 25th-minute lead through record signing Kevin de Bruyne.Coming a week after a 2-1 home defeat by West Ham United that halted City’s 100 per cent start to the season, their second-half collapse in sunny north London means they could lose top spot after Saturday’s later matches.Manchester United will go top if they beat Sunderland.There seemed no hint of what was to come when City broke quickly in the 25th minute through the marauding Yaya Toure who fed De Bruyne to slot past Hugo Lloris.If there was a hint of offside about that goal, Tottenham’s equaliser on the stroke of halftime was even more controversial.Clearly offside, Kyle Walker crossed low into to the area and although City keeper Willy Caballero saved well from Son Heung-min the ball was drilled back into the net by Dier.Tottenham went ahead five minutes after the break when Lamela’s free kick was headed in by Alderweireld.Eleven minutes later Kane broke his season-long goal famine for his club when he coolly clipped in a rebound after Christian Eriksen’s free kick struck the crossbar.The impressive Lamela completed the scoring when he showed great composure to fire past Caballero.Tottenham’s win, their third in a row in the Premier League, moved them into fifth place with 12 points from seven games, just three points behind City.last_img read more

Overhead vehicle pass for Diamond

first_imgTraffic congestion on the East Bank of Demerara, in the vicinity of Diamond, could soon be eliminated, as therePublic Infrastructure Ministry Project Manager,Sunil Ganeshare plans to construct a vehicular overhead pass in this area.The Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Projects Manager, Sunil Ganesh, announced that tenders for the project should be advertised early next month and works will commence early next year, according to a Government Information Agency (GINA) release. There are about 20,000 vehicles that use that intersection, so this vehicle overhead pass would significantly reduce the backup of traffic existing in Diamond, so when the vehicle overhead pass is completed you have free flow of traffic coming out of Diamond, there will be almost zero delay,” Ganesh explained.The Project Manager said too that in addition to the vehicular overhead pass, pedestrian overhead passes would be constructed at the Harbour Bridge, next to the office of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council, another at Eccles on the eastern side of the traffic light and a third in the vicinity of the Houston Secondary School. Meanwhile, the East Bank Four Lane expansion project, which started in 2012, is almost complete. The Ministry is currently working on installing traffic signs and road markings on certain sections of the road. The project was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the tune of US$17 million.last_img read more