TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent: Man Utd have advantage in Koulibaly battleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Kalidou Koulibaly admits the Napoli defender has been a long-term target for Manchester United.United have been linked with a €100m bid for the Senegal international.Agent Bruno Satin said, “When I took Kalidou to Napoli, Manchester United had already contacted me to inquire about the boy. “He’s one of the best defenders in the world and he has the perfect profile for English football. “United has never stopped following him and maybe they have an advantage over others … we’ll see what happens.”
Van der Sar warns Man Utd: Stars won’t join on past gloriesby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEdwin van der Sar has warned Manchester United will not able to recruit players on reputation alone.The Red Devils have not won the Premier League in six year and their current position of 12th on the Premier League table suggests that drought will not end soon.United are still considered one of the biggest clubs in world football, but former goalkeeper van der Sar says the biggest starts want to join winning teams.”Of course, the name is there. And of course the following they have all over the world,” van der Sar told ESPN.”But for a player […] you want to play at a certain level, you also want to have an idea that you can win trophies and they must take that opportunity also to improve the squad and make the world-class players they have, or the players that they’re going to sign, that they feel welcome and that there’s a good path to where they’re going to go to.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Andrew Vorhees, a four-star offensive tackle from Kingsburg, California, provided some great news for USC Friday night. Vorhees, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound player for the class of 2017, announced his commitment to the Trojans on Twitter. Vorhees chose USC over nearly every other Pac-12 school, including Oregon and UCLA.Vorhees is USC’s eighth commitment for the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports.I’m committed! #FightOn pic.twitter.com/LrbtMy7OFg— Andrew Vorhees (@AndrewVorhees55) June 10, 2016Vorhees is ranked as the 37th-best player in the state of California.
Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy. Dr. Echevarne said expansion of the runway will enable the airport to accommodate larger aircraft. Dr. Echevarne’s company, Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ), which operates Sangster International, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and upgrade the existing runway. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy.“We see ourselves playing a major role in Jamaica. We want to position ourselves as something that really stands out from being just a mere piece of infrastructure,” he said at a stakeholders’ forum held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on September 20.Dr. Echevarne’s company, Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ), which operates Sangster International, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and upgrade the existing runway.The project, which falls under a major improvement plan for the facility, includes expansion and upgrading of the existing terminal building in addition to the provision of additional parking spaces to the western end of the facility.Dr. Echevarne said expansion of the runway will enable the airport to accommodate larger aircraft.He said the work to be undertaken will reflect the uniqueness of “everything Jamaican”, creating an experience that will give passengers the look and feel of Jamaica, both on arrival and departure.“Jamaica encompasses many things that are unique to Jamaica, and we want to reflect that,” he noted.“We want to… create a new vision for the airport. Also, we want to come up with a new logo and a new image of the airport. Basically, we see the airport as an integral part of Jamaica’s tourism product. It plays a key role as the entry and exit points for most tourists visiting the country, and, as such, contributes to the overall holiday experience,” he added.Dr. Echevarne said MBJ and its stakeholders are of the firm belief that the airport, located in the country’s tourism capital, should provide an “Irie airport experience”.“This word coveys a very positive feeling,” he noted. “By providing the Irie airport experience, we have to provide the facilities and services to facilitate growth in a stress-free environment. That means that not only are the services going to be friendly, but also it has to be stress-free from the point that it has to be expeditious, efficient and so on,” he explained.Meanwhile, Dr. Echevarne said the airport is looking to welcome more than four million passengers this year.He noted that the growth rate over the past five years has been around five per cent, with the facility welcoming 3.95 million passengers in 2016.“There is no doubt in our minds that this year we will exceed that four-million passenger mark,” he said.“In the international context, those numbers are typical, but in the Caribbean context, they are quite high. The Caribbean, on the whole, has grown below three per cent, so Jamaica is doing quite well,” Dr. Echevarne said.
Story Highlights The Bill seeks to facilitate the establishment and regulation of a system for the registration, verification and authentication of the identity of citizens and other persons residing in Jamaica, and a National Civil and Identification Database to generate national identification cards. Mr. Holness argued that the absence of a uniform system of identification enables corrupt persons to escape accountability if they cannot be identified, and creates “an ecosystem of informality, permissiveness and dark corners in which corruption hides and thrives”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the establishment of a reliable National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaicans is pivotal to the Government’s thrust to combat corruption. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the establishment of a reliable National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaicans is pivotal to the Government’s thrust to combat corruption.This system is expected to be implemented following the passage of the National Identification and Registration Act, 2017, which is being deliberated at a special sitting of the Senate on Monday (November 13).The Bill seeks to facilitate the establishment and regulation of a system for the registration, verification and authentication of the identity of citizens and other persons residing in Jamaica, and a National Civil and Identification Database to generate national identification cards.“Anti-corruption efforts require a process of establishing, verifying and certifying identity. Several different databases of identity, using different standards and means of identification without a means of crossmatching, do not enhance transparency,” Mr. Holness said.He was speaking at Sunday’s (November 12) certification ceremony for 434 persons trained under a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported National Integrity Action (NIA)/Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) ‘Integrity Champions’ programme at Merl Grove High School in St. Andrew.Mr. Holness argued that the absence of a uniform system of identification enables corrupt persons to escape accountability if they cannot be identified, and creates “an ecosystem of informality, permissiveness and dark corners in which corruption hides and thrives”.Against this background, the Prime Minister called for support of this critical piece of legislation, which, he contended, will not only help to fight corruption but is expected to result in improved governance and management of social, economic and security programmes.Mr. Holness highlighted other pieces of legislation that are serving to advance the anti-corruption thrust.These include the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Act, which is intended to establish an independent body to fight organised crime in Jamaica; and the Integrity Commission Bill, which aims to promote and enhance standards of ethical conduct for parliamentarians, public officials and other persons by consolidating laws relating to the prevention of corruption and the award of government contracts and prescribed licences.“These pieces of legislation… will certainly play a significant role in curbing corruption,” the Prime Minister emphasised.Mr. Holness noted that the Administration continues to take steps in ensuring that transparency and accountability are at the forefront of all government procedures, through efforts to streamline the public sector.“A strategy of the Government is to increase the efficiency of the public sector with various actions in terms of reviewing the (civil service), looking at mergers (and)… right-sizing. We have been taking various actions to ensure that the public sector is not an unfair and burdensome cost on the public, and that will go a far way in reducing corruption,” he said.
With just four games left in the regular season, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is fighting for position in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. The team, tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is hoping to separate itself from UMD in order to gain home-ice advantage for the conference playoffs. Coach Nate Handrahan called the next few weeks a “hotly contested race” to get the last home ice advantage spot. Both teams have 38 points heading into this weekend’s conference matchups. Senior forward Natalie Spooner said OSU’s next four games are big, adding, “We’re striving right now for home-ice advantage.” It won’t be easy for the team to pick up points in the four upcoming games. They host Minnesota this weekend at the OSU Ice Rink then travel to Wisconsin the following weekend to take on the Badgers. The first time OSU and Minnesota met, OSU dropped both games, 4-1, on Dec. 10 and 11, 2011, respectively. “I know we want to get some wins this weekend against Minnesota,” senior forward Laura McIntosh said. Wisconsin and Minnesota occupy the No. 1 and 2 spots in the standings, respectively. “The rest of the season, like I said, we have Minnesota and then Wisconsin, two highly ranked teams,” McIntosh said. “I think we’re hoping to be consistent both days, both weekends, and pull out some big wins to get home ice.” In the WCHA playoffs, the top four teams receive home ice advantage. First place plays eighth place, second plays seventh, third plays sixth, and fourth plays fifth. Following the first round, the teams are again reseeded and advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off. OSU will most likely be playing in the four versus five matchup in the first round; it’s just a matter of whether they get the higher seed. “It’s up to the other games,” McIntosh said. “It looks like we’re going to play Duluth in playoffs, but it’s whether it’s home or away.” UMD will host this year’s WCHA Final Face-Off. Knocking UMD out of a tournament that they’re hosting is something McIntosh said she wouldn’t mind doing. “You know, Duluth, we’ve had a big rivalry with my whole time here, I think it’d be definitely nice,” she said about defeating them in the first round. Spooner and McIntosh said they are pleased with the season up to this point. “I think the season has gone well so far, you know, we’ve accomplished a lot of the goals we set at the beginning of the season,” McIntosh said. “We’re being more consistent and that was big for us, so we’re doing pretty good.” Those accomplishments include picking up big wins against rival programs like North Dakota and UMD, she said. “I think we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve lost a few games that we’d like to have won, but I think that we’ve definitely learned from the mistakes we’ve made and it’s made us a stronger team,” Spooner added. Handrahan echoed the sentiments of his players and said he was pleased with a lot of the things the team has done. “I think we’ve grown a lot over the course of the season,” he said. “It’s a special season with a special group of girls.” Players and coach alike said they think the team’s best hockey is yet to be played. “If everyone does their part and plays how they can, I mean, we should be really successful,” Spooner said. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 4:07 p.m. Saturday when the team will take on the Golden Gophers.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have arrested and charged a 36 year old female and her 30 year old husband of Leeward Palms with Handling Stolen Goods in connection with a report that was made on Friday 7th April 2017.On that date, a complainant reported to police that around 8:55pm, he was at his home in Belglade Gardens when he was robbed by three masked men dressed in dark clothing with guns in their possession. He further stated that one of the males pistol whipped him to the left side of his head causing an injury. The culprits got away with a 2008 Silver Nissan Skyline car, Xbox game and a Jamaican Passport. Three victim was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and was later released.The duo are also arrested on suspicion of Aggravated Burglary and Robbery in connection to other reports.Press Release: RTCIPF#duoarrestedfromLeewardPalms Related Items:#duoarrestedfromLeewardPalms Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp