Hughton unhappy with Brightons defense

first_imgChris Hughton admitted that he is very disappointed with the way his team concede all three goals in their last match against Crystal Palace and were defeated 3-2 despite not being the worse side.The Seagulls had great chances in the second half to equalize or maybe even turn around the whole game but in the end, the score remained the same as after the first half of the game.The British manager spoke about the result and his side’s performance as he said, according to Sky Sports:“It was uncharacteristic. We have been very good at corners. It is not like us but it is very difficult to give those goals away and get something from the game.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It is a huge frustration because all three goals are avoidable. That knocks us back. The Zaha [second] goal is a run that we know that he makes.”“We arguably had the best chances in that second half to get an equaliser or a winner but you can’t give the goals away that we gave away in the early period of that game.”“Whether we deserved that [equaliser] over the balance of the 90 minutes, probably not, but we had them very much on the back foot during that second half.”last_img read more

Lewandowski leaves his future to agent

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has spoken for the first time since his agent, Pini  Zahavi, revealed that his client wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer for a “new challenge”The Israeli football agent, who is widely renown for having famously brokered the €222m world record deal that saw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer, recently revealed that Lewandowski has achieved everything that is possible at Bayern and now wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” said Zahavi.“The managers of Bayern know about it.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Lewandowski, who is currently on duty with the Poland national team as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, announced that he has entrusted his future to his agent and will not be contemplating anything else other than next month’s tournament in Russia.“My agent takes care of these things,” he said. “I am focused on the preparations for the World Cup,” he said, according to Goal.“That is the most important thing. I do not think about anything else.”Both Real Madrid and Chelsea have been heavily linked with moves for Lewandowski this summer, who has a contract at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more

Silva hopeful Ronaldo will not retire from international duty

first_imgPortugal Midfielder Bernardo Silva hopes that his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will not quit the national team following their exit from Russia.Silva, Ronaldo and co. were eliminated on Saturday night following a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in an enthralling end to end contest, which was decided by two wonderful Edison Cavani goals.Ronaldo was unable to significantly influence proceedings on the night and at 33 years old the world’s best striker may not be part of the Portuguese squad for the next world cup in Qatar.Bernardo Silva hopes that the Madrid star won’t call it a day just yet despite the disappointment in Russia, reports The Independent.“It’s his decision. As a teammate, I hope so because he helps us so much. He’s a fantastic player. We don’t need to describe him. So hopefully he stays but it’s his decision.” said Silva.“He has had another amazing season. The best scorer in the Champions League, a third Champions League in a row. In this World Cup, he helped us so much, scoring four goals. So yes, it seems like he’s getting better with age. I hope he stays but we’ll see what happens.”Ronaldo is Portugal’s record goalscorer having scored 85 in 154 games for his country. He hit 4 goals for them at this World Cup, including a sublime hat-trick against Spain and a powerful header against Morroco.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.Bernardo continued: “Everyone is disappointed, him as well. We’re going out of the World Cup with the feeling that in the first three games we didn’t play as well as we thought we could, and we didn’t lose.”“And this was our best game and we got eliminated. It’s a bit frustrating for us. But it’s football.” De volta a Portugal depois de uma experiência fantástica de participar num Campeonato do Mundo! Obrigado a todos os portugueses pelo apoio incondicional! ??❤ @selecaoportugal pic.twitter.com/2bfd8QSfYH— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) July 2, 2018last_img read more

Emery expects Ramsey to stay

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes Aaron Ramsey will stay at the club, according to Sky Sports.Emery believes that Ramsey will stay at the Emirates despite speculation over his future with the club.The Welshman admitted earlier this week about the uncertainty regarding his Arsenal contract but also mentioned his agent is currently locked in talks with the club.Ramsey currently has twelve months left on his existing deal with the club but Emery has made it clear he wants the midfielder to stay.“Football changes every day, it’s not easy doing what we do. For now I’m thinking about the match today, then training and then the game on Saturday.” Emery told reporters.“Aaron is an important player for us and I want him to stay, to keep working with us and getting better but the contract situation is between the club and the player.”kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Ramsey has been linked with a move to Rome to sign for Lazio but the Wales international remains tight-lipped on his future whilst leaving it to his representatives to handleMeanwhile, Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis continues to work with new manager Unai Emery despite speculation linking him with a move to Milan.“For me things remain the same, we have meetings together to discuss about the club’s projects and how to improve the team.” Emery said about Gazidis“I don’t know what he’s doing to do, he only speaks to me about Arsenal projects.”“Since I arrived here Ivan has been very good to me, for me he’s a very good person with a lot of experience in the football world.”last_img read more

I feel sorry for Kane – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool legend John Barnes says England’s lack of creativity up front makes him feel sorry for Harry Kane as he receives no quality support.Barnes believes that the lack of creative spark in England’s midfield is affecting Harry Kane as he struggled up front in their 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley on Saturday.“That is why I feel so sorry for Harry Kane,” Barnes told talkSPORT.“As much as he got the Golden Boot and is a fantastic goal scorer, we are not creating any chances for him.“It’s because the players we want to be creative are the ones who have too many touches on the ball and who dribble.”Barnes also slammed the FA’s obsession with players comfortable on the ball, saying it ruins creative midfielders.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I remember when this whole directive to get more comfortable on the ball started a few years ago,” Barnes continued.“What we did to promote comfort on the ball was start to get players who are comfortable on the ball.“I think we needed to develop players who could play one and two touch. In,stead we got players comfortable on the ball who could take 50 touches. So now we have players who can do that.“Look at [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Raheem] Sterling… they’re all very good dribblers. But we don’t have a creative player like Andrea Pirlo.“So, we either have defensive midfield players like [Eric] Dier and [Jordan] Henderson or attacking midfielder players who just dribble.”last_img read more

Report Atletico and Barcelona will go after Lozano

first_imgMexican forward Hirving Lozano has reportedly gone to the top of Atletico and Barcelona’s wishlist for next summer’s transfer window.We have already spoken a little bit about the talented Mexican forward Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, the player who surprised clubs like Atletico and Barcelona last summer with his performance against Germany in the World Cup’s group stage. But Hirving has been delivering great performances in European football since day one at PSV Eindhoven, which is why there is a large number of European giants who are already considering on getting the Mexican player for the next summer transfer window. The only reason why Lozano didn’t leave PSV Eindhoven this summer, was because inside the squad they decided it wasn’t time for him to leave yet and they wanted him to be their most important player at the Champions League group stage this season. The Dutch champions are going to face Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Internazionale Milano with Hirving Lozano as the tip of the spear looking to score the goals.Hi guys! ??#PSVWIL pic.twitter.com/p0pcCgTqOZ— PSV (@PSV) September 1, 2018This second season in European football will be perfect for a club like Barcelona to make a final decision about the Mexican winger, they feel like he could be a great alternative for the time when Lionel Messi decides to retire from football and they are confident the player will respond accordingly to any challenge that presents itself to him at PSV. The Catalan club believes that Hirving Lozano is a perfect prospect for the future, his dribbling skills are one of a kind for Europe and they are aware that not many footballers in the world can do the things he does. And if that wasn’t enough to consider his status as a world-class superstar, Hirving Lozano can also score an elevated amount of goals during a whole season and this is yet another great reason for any big club to come after him. During his first season with PSV Eindhoven, Hirving Lozano scored 19 goals in his first 34 matches in all competitions and he has already scored 4 goals on his first 6 matches on this new season.Another goal for @HirvingLozano70 tonight? ?#PSVWIL pic.twitter.com/bCF5N0Iad1— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Atletico Madrid’s interest.But FC Barcelona wouldn’t be the only club that is interested on signing Hirving Lozano for their club next season, as Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid has been keeping tabs on the Mexican player for over a year and they would also go after his services according to Diario AS. We’ve already heard from Simeone’s mouth that he doesn’t want to sign his son Giovanni Simeone for the Colchoneros, which leaves the option for another striker next season and the Argentine manager is very keen on Lozano to eventually replace Antoine Griezmann as the main man on the attack. Other major clubs that will be interested in Lozano next summer are Borussia Dortmund from the Bundesliga, Manchester City and Manchester United from the Premier League, as well as AC Milan from Serie A. But if Lozano leaves to another club in the near future, the player would like to give either the Premier League or La Liga a chance before any other competition.So far so good! Great night for PSV! ❤#PSVWIL 4-0 pic.twitter.com/9gvCN0imrE— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018Another thing we can’t ignore about the possibility of Hirving Lozano leaving the Dutch champions is the fact that his “compadre” Erick Gutierrez just arrived in PSV Eindhoven this season and he would love to play a lot more together with him. ‘Guti’ just arrived from Mexican club Pachuca and will take a little bit to adapt, this whole process won’t be the same if Lozano isn’t there to stand by his best friend’s side at least during the first couple of years. We are not joking when we say that Hirving Lozano seems destined to become one of the best players in the world very soon, the top clubs in European football are aware of the bright future ahead of this player and they don’t want to miss on the opportunity of having him in their ranks. Next summer we could have a battle between many clubs to sign the Mexican winger, who already is the best player from his country at the moment.Players such as Guillermo Ochoa, Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutiérrez have returned to their current clubs and will not play our next match ? ?? in Nashville, TN. #PasiónyOrgullo | #MEXTOUR pic.twitter.com/9KLVmfsVHG— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) September 8, 2018Which club do you think Lozano will pick after PSV Eindhoven? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Fellaini should be fit for Chelsea clash Martinez

first_imgMarouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday according to Belgium’s boss Roberto Martinez.Fellaini, 30, was left out in the 1-1 draw against the Oranjes in Brussels on Tuesday, with Martinez confirming Fellaini was not “100 percent fit”.“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 percent,” Martinez told Reuters reporters.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 percent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Red Devils are currently eighth in the standings with 13 points after eight matches.Mourinho will be hoping his lads carry the momentum from their comeback win over Newcastle United to London.Stamford Bridge has not been a good hunting ground for United in Premier League history and a game against an unbeaten Chelsea side may likely complicate issues.Hence, the Portuguese manager would have to rally his troops to produce the best game of the season thus far to get a result at the Bridge and keep up the chase on the big guns.last_img read more

Kovac I may leave Muller Boateng benched for Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has issued Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng a warning ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga game at 1. FSV Mainz 05The 2014 World Cup winners were benched in Bayern’s last two matches, which has seen them end a four-game winless run with victories over VfL Wolfsburg and AEK Athens.Only Muller has featured in Bayern’s two fixtures, in a 15-minute cameo for Tuesday’s Champions League win in Greece, while Boateng is yet to make an appearance since October 2 in the club’s 1-1 draw with Ajax.And now, following their recent upturn in results, Kovac warned the experienced duo that they have a fight on their hands to insert themselves back into his starting line-up.“After the international break, we decided on a line-up that played the last two games. We did a good job and won both games,” said Kovac in a press conference on YouTube.“We are happy, even those that didn’t play. That’s just what’s happening at the moment. That doesn’t mean Thomas won’t play the next games.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We have to make decisions going into every game. He’s still nice and friendly and training well. It’s all good.”“In our first games [this season] I did switch around in central defence. Now, in the last two games, I just chose the same line-up and they did a very good job.“Jerome is training very well. I can’t announce now that I’m going to change everything tomorrow.“I’m going to look at training. If I have the feeling that someone is exhausted then I will react. If we have the feeling that everyone is super fit and healthy then we won’t change the line-up.”Bayern are fourth in the Bundesliga and will take on Mainz at the Opel Arena this weekend with kick-off to begin at 15:30 (CEST).last_img read more

Rangers midfielder calls for a better stadium atmosphere

first_imgRangers Football Club midfielder Ryan Jack has asked the fans for an improvement among fans atmosphere following the poor atmosphere during the team’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.There was a subdued atmosphere in the stands on Wednesday as nervousness and tension crept from the stands onto the pitch, as a result of the team’s recent poor run of results, after failing to win any of their last three games in all competitions.Jack said, according to EveningTimes: “That’s expected after the disappointment of losing a massive semi-final to one of our rivals.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“There is going to be an effect with the players and fans. We weren’t good enough on Sunday, we never won the game.”“So we knew there would be a wee bit of a hangover. Wednesday was just another frustrating night.”“We are a team. We win together, draw together, lose together. There no pointing fingers in our dressing room, saying ‘it’s your fault’. Collectively, we are all together.”“If we win, we celebrate together. If we lose, we move on together. The last two games have been frustrating but I’m sure everything will be alright if we stick together.”last_img read more

Allegri explains Juventus selection

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club will play against Manchester United tomorrow night in the UEFA Champions LeagueOne day before Juventus plays against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, manager Massimiliano Allegri explains who is available and who isn’t.“[Mario] Mandzukic’s ankle is ok and he’s available,” he told the club’s official website.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I didn’t name him as a sub at the weekend [against Cagliari] because he would have had to climb up the steps… He’s an extremely important player for us.”“The players who aren’t available are [Federico] Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and [Moise] Kean, as well as Emre Can, who we hope to have back with us as soon as possible,” he explained.“We might go with [Juan] Cuadrado, [Paulo] Dybala and [Cristiano] Ronaldo tomorrow, but I still have to make a decision on that. I also have to think about whether to rest any players like [Blaise] Matuidi, since [Sami] Khedira is in good shape and [Rodrigo] Bentancur is young and recovers quickly.”last_img read more

Gattuso accepts responsibility after Milans 00 draw

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso accepted full responsibility for their lacklustre goalless draw at Frosinone today in the Serie AThe Rossoneri were made to settle for a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Benito Stirpe with Patrick Cutrone, Franck Kessie and Gonzalo Higuain wasting great opportunities.In the end, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma came to the rescue in stoppage-time to deny Ciano from handing Frosinone a shock winner to settle the score at 0-0.But still, Milan have now gone five matches without a victory and four league games without finding the net for the first time since 1984.“In the first half we had a bad game,” said Gattuso, according to Football-Italia.“Against Fiorentina we created and we played better, here we gave the first half to Frosinone. We didn’t do well, and they won every 50-50.“To reach our objective of Champions League qualification we can’t play the way we did in the first half.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“You can’t face an important match the way we did today, giving 45 minutes to your opponents.“We’re not in a good period and the results aren’t coming: I cannot accept a performance like the one in the first half.“My concern is my team, I’m not thinking about my own position. I’m judged by results and I’ll put my face forward.“I’m the captain of this ship, so it’s only right that I take all the responsibility.“It’s important for me to understand how to make my players play their best, because right now they’re performing below their means.“There’s no tranquillity and they look nervous, that’s what I need to think about. As for the rest, anything can happen.”The Rossoneri will next host SPAL on Saturday at the San Siro.last_img read more

Berbatov Man United dont need a new ballplaying defender

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones provide enough quality in defence for the club to feel the need to splash out on a new signingInterim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the board are expected to pursue another centre-back in this month’s transfer window.But Berbatov reckons that United have enough quality at the back and urged his old club to instead focus on developing the players they have right now.“I have said in this column before that United need a new ball-playing centre-back,” Berbatov told Betfair.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But the likes of Lindelof and Jones are now showing that they are more than capable of bringing the ball out so they don’t need anyone else.“Ole instead needs to focus on bringing the best out of the players already on the books and there have been some good signs there already, with Marcus Rashford looking very sharp and even Alexis Sanchez joining the party at Newcastle with an excellent assist.”United defeated Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday after goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.last_img read more

Seedorf says Real and the Champions go well together

first_imgThe former footballer played both for Ajax and Real Madrid, and he spoke before they are set to face off in the UEFA Champions League.Ajax and Real Madrid will play in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for former footballer Clarence Seedorf, Los Blancos had always had a very special relationship with the competition.“Real Madrid is the favorite because they are the defending champions and they have significant experience in the Champions League,” he told Marca.“Now this doesn’t mean that they will 100% win, but Real Madrid in the Champions League are always special.”“When I lifted my first Champions League as a 19-year-old it was amazing,” he explained.“After the match, I was with my idol from when I was little, Frank Rijkaard, doing interviews with him as he was finishing his career and I was just starting mine.”“Then there were all the celebrations, with millions of people waiting for us back in Amsterdam. I didn’t sleep for the whole week,” he remembered after winning the European trophy with Ajax.“The Champions League with Real Madrid was also incredible, we were a group of hungry players who had incredible motivation.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After 32 years we brought the Champions League back to Madrid,” he told the Spanish media outlet.“Everything is possible. It will be very difficult, but yes, Real Madrid can always do it.”“I’m proud and honored to have played such an important role for Real Madrid, a moment which represented the turning point for the return of the club in Europe after so many years without success,” he continued.“It’s especially important when you look at what happened next with so many victories and trophies. It’s a special feeling and a very rewarding one.”“The club has strengthened a lot in those years since I was there, it has become a giant off the pitch too, and I’ve been very happy to see that growth,” he concluded.🐲 Watch @GarethBale11’s BEST @RealMadrid goals! He’s scored 💯… and some of them were absolute GOLAZOS!📺 WATCH: https://t.co/gwgadfgqVU#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/98IomE1UBG— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 11, 2019last_img read more

Statement by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in response to US

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 05 Jan 2016 – It is noted that the United States of America Embassy has issued a travel advisory warning against patronizing commercial jet-ski water sports in The Bahamas.The advisory is apparently in response to a recent incident involving an allegation of rape by a Bahamian male who was riding a private jet ski on a public beach. This incident did not involve a participant in the jet-ski industry. However, certain public comments in the aftermath of this incident may have had the unfortunate effect of erroneously projecting that the alleged perpetrator was a licensed operator when in fact he was not.The commercial water sports industry is governed by the Commercial Recreation and Water Craft Act and all operators are subject to full vetting by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) before licensing. The government of The Bahamas has instituted a zero-tolerance policy in the industry however, despite our efforts, challenges do remain.I have discussed this challenge with the Ministry of National Security who has undertaken to assist our efforts in ensuring a lawful and orderly environment. I shall be meeting with owners and operators tomorrow to discuss this advisory and its potential impact on their livelihood.Again in the interest of accuracy, the most recent incident DID NOT involve anyone who is licensed to engage in commercial water sports. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp US advisory against jet skiing in The Bahamas, raises concerns about the industry in TCI Recommended for you Related Items:jetski, rape allegation, travel advisory warninglast_img read more

Historic victory Higgs Greene win their government scholarships

first_imgIn a time when parents are often around the court house for children who have had suspect run-ins with the law; these parents were fighting for their super intelligent children to get what is now deemed their fair due.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Feb 2016 – The Minister of Education & the National Scholars Committee lost in that case against them where three students claimed they had been robbed of beneficial scholarships.  Ministry of Education introduces pilot program The CJ has quashed the decision to refuse awarding Higgs and Greene their scholarships and she ordered that the Minister and the Committee now reconsider their decision.  As for what is next; the board now must decide how it will furnish Higgs and Greene with their scholarships.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp But the TCI has not adopted this criterion for itself, so that is where they were challenged and today, Attorney Clayton Greene managed to snag a precedent setting victory for his son and another.  If this had been granted by CJ Ramsay Hale, the three filing the suit would have been tied for first, and not third.  IN truth, then there would have been a four way tie for first among the 2014 finalists in the National Scholars winners.   The families are thrilled at this outcome, which impacts Ryesha and Tristan, specifically.  Related Items:akierra missick, national scholarship committee, ryesha higgs, Tristan Greene The reply to Ryesha, we are told, was a letter dismissing her concern.  As for how this mix up happened… it was that the Committee suddenly altered their decision making process because of the ties they faced with that 2014 bunch.  The Collegiate and Cambridge value as higher, the IGCSEs completed with higher A grades… Davonte Smith had his A grades, with stars which means he earned higher scores than Tristan and Ryesha. center_img Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools All three in the law suit earned nine As on their IGCSE exams; nine As.  All three are tied.  One argument of the complainants did fail though; they lost on the point that students who got IGCSEs or CXCs with excellent grades on less sittings should be seen as higher achievers.  It is unclear if they will receive this retroactively. Ryesha is in university now, but her mother told us 18 year old Miss Higgs had hoped the case would not come to court; that she had written to the committee explaining the conundrum and that she had copied Minister of Education, Akierra Missick on the matter.  In a landmark ruling, Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay Hale this morning determined that indeed Tristan Greene, Ryesha Higgs and Davonte Smith were all tied for third and therefore all deserved to get the reward of a third place finish. It means both Ryesha, who is already on the Dean’s List at Long Island University in NY as a biology student with a 3.8GPA should get her up to $40,000 per year, to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree through the government’s scholarship programme.  Recommended for you Tristan Greene is still at the British West Indies Collegiate working on his A Levels and it means he too has now earned the same thing according to the judge.  Education Minister tours schools this weeklast_img read more

Jamaicans Buying Into the Economic Growth Council

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jam, September 28, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaicans are buying into the vision of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) and its push to generate sustained levels of economic growth.  The Council, chaired by businessman Michael-Lee Chin, is targeting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of five per cent over the next four years.  The Prime Minister, who was speaking in an interview with Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Masser in New York last week, said the EGC aims to “mobilize national support around a…new paradigm of economic development.”  “It is taking (shape) in the minds of Jamaicans, that we have to take a new approach to our economy,” he pointed out.The EGC’s Deputy Chairman, and Ambassador for Economic Affairs, Dr. Nigel Clarke, who accompanied Mr. Holness, noted that among the areas of focus is creating an environment in which capital, labour and technology “become more productive.”  “One of our views is that the role of Government is to facilitate and create the enabling framework that allows thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of workers to pursue their own interests and, therefore, expand opportunities,” he noted.The Prime Minister was in New York from September 19 to 24, where he attended the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He also did an interview with Bloomberg television.  The Prime Minister’s engagements included his inaugural address to the UNGA on September 23. He also witnessed the delivery of US President Barack Obama’s eighth and final speech to that body on September 21.Mr. Holness also participated in the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting; delivered the keynote address at a Columbia University symposium; engaged the Jamaican Diaspora at a town hall meeting; and held bilateral discussions with various business and other leaders to explore new opportunities to advance Jamaica’s development.  The Prime Minister returned on Saturday, September 24. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Economic Growth Council, Jamaicans buying into the vision of the EGClast_img read more

More taxes Surplus says Bahamas Ministry of Finance

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – The Bahamas needs to increase taxation in order to achieve a surplus said the Finance Secretary of the Ministry of Finance on Thursday during the State of the Economy Report Conference held at the Atlantis Resort.Despite the addition of Value Added Tax, the country remains one of the lowest taxed jurisdictions in the region and the tax to GDP ratio is still too low for the country to operate comfortably in the black.  VAT has been a great help to the Bahamas public purse explained, Simon Wilson, who said over two years the country can build to $400 million more.The current tax to GDP ratio is 17-22%… Mr. Wilson explained that it needs to rise to 25-27% for the country to meet a surplus.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Photo Credit: Freeport News Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Hundreds from around the world to attend Tourism Conference in Jamaica

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 3, 2017 – Kingston – World leaders from the tourism industry, governments, donors, and international development and finance organisations have confirmed attendance at the Global Conference on ‘Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’.   To be held from November 27 to 29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, the conference is being hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank.More than 300 participants from 60 countries have already registered for the conference.  Over the three days, the participants will be identifying successful models and initiatives that will contribute to sustainable tourism development globally.Giving details of the conference agenda at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on November 1, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said the conference is intended to foster a  forum for governments, investors, donors and development organisations to exchange development and investment opportunities; share proven best practices for developing public-private partnerships (PPP) in tourism; and work with governments to prepare innovative tourism PPP investment opportunities that prioritise sustainability, economic inclusion and poverty alleviation.“The conference will provide an opportunity for us to look at social inclusiveness, employment and poverty-reduction strategies that have been employed with success by the various entities.   We need to look at how do we build the policy and the framework, legislative and regulatory arrangements to enable the sustainability, and so we want to look at innovative partnerships, best practices and lessons learned from across the globe,” Mr. Bartlett said.The Minister added that other focus areas will include resource efficiencies, environmental protection and climate change; cultural values, diversity and heritage, which are all considerations for sustainable tourism.Discussions for day one of the conference will focus on ‘The future of tourism in the Caribbean’, with various concurrent sessions dubbed Tourism and Sustainability: Threats, Risks, Opportunities and Challenges; Current Trends in Indigenous Tourism; Talent Development and Human Capital; Tourism Networks: Creating Linkages, Reducing Leakages; and Science, Technology and Innovation in Tourism.Day two commences with the official opening ceremony, followed by plenaries focusing on development assistance agencies and investment partnership opportunities.The sessions will afford international donors, development agencies and foundations discussion on critical areas of interest, highlight funding opportunities and formulate a roadmap for public-private collaboration.Plenary sessions on day three will look at job creation and inclusive growth through PPP; successful models of destination management; education, training and innovation; delivering change and impacts through donor-funded programmes.“We see this conference as an approach to enable the tourism-dependent countries of the world to have a deeper appreciation of how they can get more from an industry that has become a powerhouse in global economies,” Mr. Bartlett said.He added that Jamaica’s hosting of this global event will enable the country “to position itself as a global tourism centre for international ideas exchange and cerebration on tourism matters”.Some of the key speakers confirmed for the conference include President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina; Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; Vice-President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank, Alexandre Meira da Rosa; Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro; CEO of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), James Scriven; President and  CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council  (WTTC), Gloria Guevara Manzo; and  UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.Release: JISlast_img read more

Abelardo Alaves are having an extraordinary season

first_imgDeportivo Alaves boss Abelardo Fernandez believes nothing can take away what they’ve already achieved, despite missing out on top spot in La Liga on FridayAlaves suffered a 1-0 defeat to Leganes with Youssef En-Nesyri’s goal just before the break proving to be the difference in the end.Despite their best efforts at Butarque, Alaves were unable to find an equaliser and missed out on the chance of leapfrogging Barcelona at the top of La Liga.But Abelardo admits, in a league as competitive as La Liga, you can’t win every time.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to give the boys credit, it’s very hard for a team like Alaves to win in the top flight,” said Abelardo, according to La Vanguardia.“It’s a very tough competition, the best league in the world. Our team is having an extraordinary season.“This was an equal game, we knew Leganes would be physical and direct.”Barcelona will travel to third-placed Atletico Madrid today.last_img read more

Ryan Giggs wary of Luka Modric after Euro draw

first_imgRyan Giggs has warned his side to be cautious of Luka Modric as Wales will face Croatia in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Wales were drawn in Group E alongside Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Azerbaijan.Giggs, who became Wales manager in January, is confident of his team’s chances of qualification and was happy to be in a five-team group.The 45-year-old while happy with the draw, singled out Croatia as the biggest threat for his team as they aim qualification.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“It’s a five-team group so I think you’ve got to be relatively happy with that,” Giggs told Sky Sports.“It could have been worse, could have been better.“There are some tough teams in there, Croatia being the stand-out one. In Modric, they’ve got one of the world’s best players.“They’ve got some really, really outstanding players. A team that’s just full of character never gives up. So we’re going to have to play really well to beat them.”last_img read more