DPSU awaits word from DOWASCO on intended job cuts.

first_img 240 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews DPSU awaits word from DOWASCO on intended job cuts. by: – May 7, 2011 General Secretary of the Public service union Thomas Letang says the union is still awaiting word from management of DOWASCO regarding its intended decision to cuts jobs and salary of some of its employees to deal with its financial problem.The company last month increased water rates by 15 percent, a move it believes will help the situation there.However Letang is still optimistic that the jobs and salaries of staff will be saved.“Since the interest in tariffs, DOWASCO has not officially indicated to us their position and what will happen. We told them what our concerns are and we thought that they would have contacted us already,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Video: Jose Mourinho trains with Tottenham players amid lockdown

first_imgLiverpool were in the same situation but the Premier League leaders u-turned on their original decision earlier in the week, but there has been nothing like that from the north London club as yet.Former Spurs right back Kyle Walker, now playing for Manchester City, is another to have been involved in an embarrassing incident during the countrywide social distancing.Aurier running on Tuesday. Image: Instagram/Mr_ballah_27Read Also: Here’s the greatest XI in Champions League history FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Images and video clips from Spurs’ boss Jose Mourinho’s training session with three of his squad in a north London park during the current ‘lockdown’ have emerged on social media.It was reported on Tuesday that the manager had angered the club by being spotted taking a session on Hadley Common in north London. Advertisement The Aston Villa captain was spotted coming out of a party at a friend’s house in the early hours, just hours after posting a video on social media urging people to stay indoors. During the current worldwide pandemic, residents in England are only allowed to leave the house for food and essentials shopping, medical related travel, work when essential and one bit of exercise a day.The exercise is to be taken with only one other person from your household and you’re supposed to stay 2m apart from people at all times. The training session that Mourinho was conducting broke pretty much all of the rules, rules which are very relaxed currently compared to other parts of Europe.center_img The 29-year-old apologised for holding a ‘private party’ over the weekend and followed the previous week’s story about Jack Grealish. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Unusual (And Stunning) Human TraitsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Right back Serge Aurier was also filmed out running with a friend, as Spurs players training was the latest embarrassing incident for the club, and the sport, during these strange times.The club have been criticised for furloughing their non playing staff and haven’t even agreed to pay the rest of the wages that the government haven’t funded, which many companies have done. The manager was spotted with Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon and Tanguy Ndombele, all of whom live close by to the park, and completely ignoring the rules on social distancing.Footage and images of the players training were shared on Twitter by passers by.Just when you thought Spurs couldn’t get any worse, Mourinho was caught training with three first team players in a London park today, breaking lockdown rules pic.twitter.com/WjJVdRTrtb— dummyaccountformemes (@dummyaccountfo8) April 7, 2020 Loading… last_img read more

Three IMCA national rookies of the year earn Friesen Performance crate engines

first_imgSUTTON, Neb. – Fifth-year sponsor Friesen Performance rewards national rookies of the year in three IMCA divisions this season.The national Modified rookie of the year earns a 604 crate engine while Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock rookies of the year both receive 602 crate engines courtesy of the Sutton, Neb., dealership.“Friesen Performance is excited to enter into our fifth year of supporting IMCA,” said Al Walters. “The weekly racer is the backbone of this sport and giving back to them is something we take great pride in doing.”Rookie drivers in all three divisions must display two Friesen Performance decals on their race car to be eligible. Engine awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in No­vember.2017 crate engine recipients were Clint Luellen, Modified; Lance Mielke, Hobby Stock; and Jacob Olmstead, Northern SportMod.Friesen also gives a 602 crate to a Hobby Stock or Northern SportMod driver experiencing engine failure during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway Sept. 3-8.Friesen sells and ships GM crate engines to IMCA customers across the country and is an authorized crate engine repair facility for IMCA. In addition to selling and servicing new and pre-owned vehicles, Friesen has one of the largest parts departments in the nation, specializing in power train, discontinued parts and all Chevrolet Performance parts.More information is available by calling 402 630-4894 or by visiting the Friesen Performance Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Friesencratenation/.“Friesen Performance not only retails the right crate engine for your particular application, but they offer great service opportunities and tremendous customer service beyond the sale,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “This program has become a staple for first-year competitors with an incentive prompting drivers to step up and take a swing at a new division.”last_img read more

Serena will have a fresh perspective when tennis returns: Chris Evert

first_imgNEW YORK: Tennis great Chris Evert feels Serena Williams can make the most of this Covid-19 induced lockdown and aim to clinch a 24th Grand Slam title.”Maybe she will be calmer out there,” she was quoted as saying by BBC. “I think she will have a fresh perspective and approach.” At 38, Serena lost her last four major finals. “She looks really fit and in great shape and she seems to be really eager to get back,” the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion told BBC Two’s Wimbledon: The Best of the Championships. “So that’s the danger zone for a lot of the other players because if anyone can get through these difficult times and these challenges it’s Serena Williams, with what she’s had to go through in her life. This will be a like piece of cake for her, so watch out for her.” Twenty three-time Grand Slam champion Serena recently committed herself for the 2020 US Open which will be played at the Flushing Meadows from August 31 to September 13 behind closed doors in New York. “I really can’t wait to return to the US Open 2020,” Serena had said in a video message last month. “I think the USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring everyone is going to be safe. “This is crazy. I’m excited,” she added. The US Open will feature the men’s and women’s singles main-draw events, each with the traditional 128 players, and men’s and women’s doubles events, with 32 teams in each competition (down from 64 teams). IANS Also Watch: The Mores: Lets Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

Ronaldo, Griezman Shortlisted for UEFA Award

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann have both been named in a 10-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award.European football’s governing body released the list on Monday, with Ronaldo the early favourite to scoop the gong after playing a key role in both Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph and Real Madrid winning the Champions League.Griezmann, who finished as the top goalscorer at the Euros after scoring six times to help France reach the final, is also in the running alongside Wales’ talisman Gareth Bale and last year’s winner Lionel Messi. Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante – who all played key roles in Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League title win – missed the final 10 but made the top 20, while Wigan Athletic and Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg was a shock inclusion in the top 25.Grigg secured the same amount of votes as Juventus and France star Paul Pogba and more than Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne and Kevin Gameiro – who fired Sevilla to a third straight Europa League triumph.Europe’s golden shoe winner Luis Suarez, Gianluigi Buffon, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Pepe complete the 10-man shortlist.The accolade – voted for by journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member association – will be cut to a final three on August 5 with the winner announced on August 25, the day of the draw for the Champions’ League group stage.THE 10-MAN SHORTLISTGareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy)Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid & France)Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany)Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich & Germany)Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich & Germany)Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)Luis Suarez (Barcelona & Uruguay)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Golf: Birdies Inspire Bello to CBN Governor’s Cup Victory

first_imgOludare Bello drilled four birdies to ease his path to victory as the overall winner of the 10thCBN Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament in Abuja.Bello, the former Captain of IBB International Golf and Country Club, shot 70 nett to emerge the overall winner of the tournament played on Saturday.The 8- handicapper, known to friends as ‘Big B’ birdied holes 1, 8, 14 and 18 on IBB golf course to stay in the hunt for the title that featured a field of 220 golfers.Segun Adebayo beat Ado Samba on count-back after both players tied on 73 nett to win the Men Division 1 title.Paul Erokoro finished a stroke off the pace for the second runner nett position.Okey Igweh carded 79 to surge past E.R Chioba to annex the men gross, while Mohammed Suleiman came in with a score of 81 to place third.Adekumbi Usman clinched the ladies division one prize by beating Anne Abimiku by five shots. Usman posted 93, while Mirabel Edozie trailed for third on 101.The CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele was represented at the tournament by Yunusa Mohammed Sanusi.Sanusi, who plays off handicap 20, said the tournament featured in addition to other guests, CBN pensioners Lagos, Kano and Jos, adding that CBN has faith in Nigeria and IBB International Golf Club by organising the tournament.The bank’s Acting Director Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoronkwo, said the level of competition was improved by the opening up of the participation to over 220 players.“It is a special edition because it is the 10th anniversary of the tournament. It not easy to sustain the sponsorship of any event for 10 years and it is in the spirit of CBN-to enable Nigerians excise their body and engage in competition,’’ Okoroafor said.Top lawyer, Dr Alex Izinyon SAN, similarly lauded CBN for demonstrating faith in golf through the consistent sponsorship of the tournament of the years. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abujalast_img read more

Beat writers forecast Duke to comfortably defeat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm Phil D’Abbraccio (19-5): Duke 79, Syracuse 71Put up your DukesGet your popcorn ready. This showdown may not provide quite the thrill of last year’s spectacles, but all things considered — another sold-out Carrier Dome audience even though Syracuse isn’t the team it was last year and won’t be submitting a resume to the NCAA Tournament committee — I expect to be entertained. Rakeem Christmas will play under the brightest spotlights of his senior year with the likely national player of the year fighting him down low. Christmas will hold his own, but Jahlil Okafor has too many weapons around him for Duke to leave Syracuse without a win. Syracuse will last quite a few rounds in this one, but the team that has something tangible to play for performs like it down the stretch.Jesse Dougherty (19-5): Duke 75, Syracuse 66Not today Like it has so many times this season, Syracuse puts in an upset bid but falters in the final five minutes. This one stings with a full Carrier Dome hanging onto every possession, but Okafor and Duke’s cast of outside shooters are too much to handle in this one. Expect the Orange to pay most of its attention to Okafor and defending the high post, only to turn around and see Justise Winslow, Quinn Cook and Matt Jones hitting the game’s most important shots. A year and change after beating the Blue Devils 91-89 in what Jim Boeheim called the best game in the Dome’s history, SU can only flirt with magic on Valentine’s Day.Jacob Klinger (20-4): Duke 68, Syracuse 58Devil went down to the DomeLook, Duke is just better. The Blue Devils are every bit as physical as the Orange, deeper still, and while Christmas can more than hold his own – heck, Tyler Roberson could even have one of his games – SU loses this one in the backcourt. That’s where the Orange starts to lose its grip on all its games against elite teams. Trevor Cooney can heat up and Michael Gbinije can stay on his current scoring tear, but I just don’t see SU having enough goodness to go around. Commentslast_img read more

How Malachi Richardson fits into the Sacramento Kings’ rotation

first_imgFormer Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson was picked by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 22 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and then reportedly traded to the Sacramento Kings.Here is the current salary and contract situation for the Kings, per Basketball-Reference.comRichardson, who projects as a shooting guard at the NBA level, joins a roster without many true shooting guards. Veteran guard Marco Belinelli was traded to Charlotte for the pick that the Kings took Richardson with.The one natural shooting guard the Kings have on the roster for next season is former Kansas guard Ben McLemore. But the third-year pro had a rough season, averaging a career low in minutes (21.2) and points (7.8). Darren Collison played a lot of minutes at the 2 last season, but he’s a point guard by nature and the Kings point guard from last season, Rajon Rondo, is a free agent. It’s uncertain if he’ll return.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is the third time in the last four years that the Kings have selected a shooting guard in the 1st round of the draft. They took McLemore in 2013 and took former Michigan player Nik Stauskas in 2014.Sacramento was 19th last season in 3-pointers made per game (8.0) and 21st in 3-pointers attempted (22.4). Richardson, who averaged a little more then six threes attempted per game in his lone year at Syracuse, should stand to help Sacramento improve their long-range shooting and bring some stability to the revolving door at the shooting guard position for the Kings. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Esports recruitment and management platform DreamTeam to launch beta in September

first_imgAlexander ‘ZeroGravity’ Kokhanovskyy, founder of Natus Vincere and co-owner of ESForce has announced DreamTeam, an esports recruitment and management platform for amateur, semi-professional and professional teams. Alex KokhanovskyyThe beta will be launched in September 2017, and will be based on blockchain and will “foster trust and transparency, particularly through smart contracts”. The driver behind the creation of such a platform is apparent. The driver behind the venture is the sheer amount of players registered to the top esports titles, and the comparatively small amount of esports organisations in comparison. DreamTeam believe that one of the reasons for the disparity in the ratio of players to clubs is the barrier to entry when it comes to building and managing a new team — which is what the new platform aims to address. It will provide an all-in-one solution for gamers who want to build, grow, manage and monetise their team. The release provides three main functions:Recruitment Network and Database: An extensive database providing information on players, teams, coaches, managers and practice games and tournament performance.Fast pipeline to pro: Machine learning algorithms will determine a player’s current skill level, match those players with other “team-building” gamers, enabling the player to develop. Club growth tools: DreamTeam will offer tools for team management, coaching, analysis, scouting, media and marketing.  “With 17 years of esports experience I personally progressed from amateur player, to semi-professional, to professional CS:GO player, and then to team captain, coach, manager and CEO. Wearing all of these hats gave me the unique perspective of the challenges players and teams face. By removing the barrier to entry, I am confident that the launch of DreamTeam will lead to a hundreds of thousands of new clubs and teams in upcoming years, and will significantly increase esports market revenue and viewership. We have a unique opportunity to forever change the landscape of  the industry and make esports the number one sport on the planet.” said DreamTeam CEO, Alexander Kokhanovskyy.By using the aforementioned blockchain and smart-contracts technology, DreamTeam’s aim is to foster and build a multi-billion dollar ecosystem on the platform thorough media right sales, sponsorships, players salaries, and prize money, all of which will be paid in DreamTeam Token, a dedicated Token currency. It’s not Kokhanovskyy’s first foray into crpyto either, with Dmarket.io another project he’s heavily involved in.Esports Insider says: Interesting move, again revolved around the world of crypto. We’ll keep a keen eye out on how the beta goes and how the latest venture unfolds. Should it achieve its goals, it could be fundamentally change the esports ecosystem.last_img read more

Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech: Picks, predictions for March Madness Elite Eight matchup

first_imgTexas Tech wins if …It can destroy the Gonzaga attack in the same way it did Michigan’s in the regional semis. The Raiders allowed the Wolverines only a single, meaningless 3-pointer, wrecking them at the point of attack. All-Big Ten point guard Zavier Simpson did not make a basket. They will aim the same intensity at Josh Perkins, who has the advantage of being taller and thus perhaps better able to deal with the type of pressure Tech applies. Perkins, though, never has been a dynamic ball-handler and is not the type of jet-quick point who can flash by defenders. The Raiders have an elite shot-blocker in Owens, who should be able to help keep Hachimura and particularly Clarke away from the rim. But Tech will have to find a way to score enough to keep pace with the nation’s No. 1 offense, even if that attack is muted by the Raiders’ defense.MORE: Why your team won’t make the Final FourElite Eight pick: GonzagaIt may not be pretty. Gonzaga will want to play a more open game, but teams that constrict the pace tend to get their way on that by clogging the lane and making it difficult to run fluid offense, thus forcing opponents into consuming more of the shot clock in search of quality shots. But there are so many more weapons available to the Zags. For Tech to advance, it would be necessary for one or more players to perform above their norm at the offensive end. The Zags only have to come close to their standard. If you haven’t bought Gonzaga as a national power by now, you never will. So we’re done selling. The facts are what they are. This program is in its 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament, is the only one currently riding a five-year Sweet 16 streak and now is in the Elite Eight for the third time in five years.These are remarkable achievements for a smallish private Jesuit university in a relatively remote part of the country, and they frustrate college basketball fans at multiple levels. Fans of programs in mid-major leagues wonder why they can’t outgrow their regular competition in the way the Zags have. Fans of big-time programs gripe that Gonzaga can earn high NCAA Tournament seeds while playing lesser competition in the West Coast Conference. At least the Zags are noticed, though.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Texas Tech, in its third season under Beard, won a share of the Big 12 regular-season title and played top-ranked Duke nearly to a draw. But it remains difficult for the Raiders to draw a fraction of the attention of their in-state rival Texas. The Raiders have never been to the Final Four. This is their second consecutive season in the Elite Eight, and those are the only two trips this deep into March in the program’s history.The Tech-vs.-Zags showdown in the West will be a defensive battle first, with great rewards to the victor.Gonzaga, No. 1 seedCoach: Mark Few (20 years)Overall record: 33-3Scoring leader: Rui Hachimura (20.1 ppg)Rebounding leader: Brandon Clarke (8.4 rpg)Assists leader: Josh Perkins (6.5 apg)Famous non-athlete alum: Politician Tom FoleyTexas Tech, No. 3 seedCoach: Chris Beard (seven years, three at Texas Tech)Overall record: 29-6Scoring leader: Jarrett Culver (18.5 ppg)Rebounding leader: Culver (6.3 rpg)Assists leader: Culver (3.7 apg)Famous non-athlete alum: Singer John DenverMORE ELITE EIGHT PREVIEWSDuke-MSU | UVA-Purdue | Kentucky-AuburnBest individual matchupGonzaga C Brandon Clarke vs. Texas Tech PF Tariq Owens. Both players were among the semifinalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. Owens has blocked 2.4 shots per game, including eight in a December victory over Memphis. Clarke averages 3.1, getting five in each of the past two NCAA Tournament games. Clarke is a much more effective offensive player, so the more meaningful part of this showdown will be how well Owens keeps Clarke away from the offensive glass and takes away the potential for game-breaking lob passes.Most eye-popping statThis game matches the No. 1 offense in efficiency (Gonzaga) and the No. 1 defense (Texas Tech). What is significant about that goes beyond the best-vs.-best confrontation: It’s how far and away these two are the best at their disciplines. Texas Tech holds opponents to 1.8 fewer points per 100 possessions than the next best in the defensive category, Michigan. The Raiders are 3.7 points better than No. 3 Virginia. Gonzaga is 2.3 points per 100 possessions better than No. 2 Tennessee, and 5 points better than No. 6 North Carolina, whose offense has gained attention throughout the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.Gonzaga wins if …If it can reprise its defensive effort from Thursday night against Florida State. The Seminoles shot only 39.3 percent from the field and connected just three times in 20 tries from 3-point range. The Raiders do not want to get pushed into a 3-point game. They do not fire often from deep, and in their losses shot 28 percent on 3-pointers and never made more than a half-dozen. Gonzaga has the ability to seal off the rim with its length and height. Few used an oversized front line of Clarke, Hachimura and 6-10 Killian Tillie at times against Florida State in the Sweet 16, and Clarke and Hachimura are so dynamic they don’t lose any spark in that alignment. The Zags also got nice minutes out of 6-7 senior Jeremy Jones. Gonzaga cannot afford, though, to wobble as it did inside the final 10 minutes of the FSU game. Were it not for an enormous 3-pointer from wing Zach Norvell with 3:02 left — which broke a stretch of more than 5 minutes with only a single Gonzaga basket — this team might not have survived into the weekend.last_img read more