Peru’s Guerrero cleared to play for Brazilian club

first_imgIt had not been immediately clear if that stay applied only to the World Cup, raising concern among Flamengo fans that the club might have to get by without their star.But a spokesman for the Swiss tribunal told AFP that the May decision “is in force until the court approves other measures or reaches a final decision.”Guerrero, 34, tested positive for traces of cocaine after a World Cup qualifier between Peru and Argentina on October 5.He was initially banned for a year, this was later reduced to six months on appeal last December.That ban ended on May 3, making Guerrero eligible to play at the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russia.But instead of accepting the ruling, Guerrero appealed to CAS in a bid to clear his name. Sport’s top arbitration court responded by increasing the reduced six-month ban to 14 months.CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb told AFP on Tuesday that the Swiss tribunal may decide to reimpose the suspension after it receives the full argument in support of the decision reached by CAS judges, which is likely to happen by the end of the month.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A Swiss court which cleared Paolo Guerrero to play for Peru at the World Cup, despite a doping ban, says he can also play for his club, for now © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISGENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 17 – Peruvian football star Paolo Guerrero can play for his Brazilian club Flamengo when it resumes competition this week, despite his suspension for cocaine use, Switzerland’s top court said Tuesday.In late May, the Swiss Federal Tribunal put a provisional stay on a suspension given to Guerrero by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing him to play for Peru at the World Cup.last_img read more

‘Why do we have to have a replay?’ Hull boss Bruce fuming after Arsenal draw

first_img1 Steve Bruce Hull boss Steve Bruce was again left questioning the logic of FA Cup replays after his side held holders Arsenal to a draw in their fifth-round meeting at the Emirates Stadium.The Tigers had goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic to thank for keeping the hosts at bay as the Switzerland international made a number of important saves to keep the scoreline goalless.With a Champions League tie against Barcelona on Tuesday night in mind, Arsene Wenger made nine alterations to his Arsenal side while Bruce went one further with 10 changes as he keeps his priorities purely on promotion back to the Barclays Premier League.But the Championship leaders now face another fixture in an already packed schedule, with Arsenal also busy in the coming weeks.Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell were all kept out by Jakupovic as this repeat of the 2014 final – which Arsenal won 3-2 after falling two goals behind – ended in a stalemate.The replay will take place at some point during the week commencing March 7 after the managers were at odds about keeping them in the build-up to this game.Wenger said he was now “conservatively English” and felt replays should remain, while Bruce called for them to be axed and for ties to be decided on the day.And, after Jakupovic’s heroics, the argument again came up as Bruce lamented the number of games his promotion-chasing side face in the run-in.“I said before, there is nobody more traditionalist than me when it comes to the FA Cup but why can’t we just go to penalties?” he said.“Why do we have to have a replay? Supporters have to find the money to support their team. In the past to win a European cup you had to play six or seven games, now it’s 17.“We all love the FA Cup and for our club, the final was the biggest day in our lives. We play Ipswich on Tuesday and you know when you come to the Emirates you are going to have to run a million miles.“A footballer can play three games in three days if he wants but you can’t play with the energy or intensity that you need to win a Championship game or an FA Cup tie.“And that’s the big reason why. We have a game on Tuesday and then on Friday. Then the following Tuesday then Friday again. It’s ridiculous the number of games we have got coming up.”Bruce was also full of praise for Jakupovic – who was making just his eighth appearance of the season – and defended his wholesale changes.“He has waited long enough,” Bruce added.“The form of Allan McGregor has been excellent too. I’m delighted for Eldin. It’s never easy to be a number two but he works hard every day and I’m sure he will remember that one. He made some good saves and kept us in the cup.“The team I put out has over 600 Premier League appearances between them, so it’s not as though I am putting out a load of rookies.“It’s a fine line between the so-called second team and the first team but that will do us a power of good and stand us in good stead.”last_img read more

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP Lions win their 7th straight

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWomen’s volleyball Heather Hughes had 17 kills and 12 digs as Loyola Marymount earned a 30-27, 30-21, 30-20 victory over host Portland. Christianna Reneau added nine kills and 16 digs, while Emily Day (West Torrance High) had seven kills and 10 digs for the Lions (9-6, 1-1 WCC). The Pilots fell to 7-9, 0-3. Men’s water polo Reid Tomassi scored two of his four goals in overtime as No. 7 Long Beach State defeated No. 10 Loyola Marymount, 11-8. The host Lions (5-9) erased a 6-3 halftime margin to take a 7-6 lead with 2:44 remaining, only to see Jake Kinne score the equalizer for the 49ers (8-4). Mark Milovic scored four goals for LMU. From news services The Loyola Marymount women’s soccer team earned its school-record seventh straight victory with a 2-0 win over visiting Hawaii on Thursday. Katie Osborne put the Lions (7-3-1) on the board with a goal in the 57th minute. Jessica Sharpe then came in off the bench and scored in the 80th minute. Hawaii fell to 7-3-1. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Office administrator/bookkeeper required

first_imgJob Vacancy: A part-time office administrator/bookkeeper is required for a business in the Manorcunningham area.The successful candidate will be required to:– Prepare & submit VAT & P.30 returns – Maintain computerised accounts– Liaise with debtors and creditors– Process weekly payrollThe successful candidate should have at least two years experience in a similar role. Please email with CV to hello@hrteamgroup.com no later than Friday the 23rd of June 2017.Job Vacancy: Office administrator/bookkeeper required was last modified: June 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AdministratorBookkeeperjobVacancylast_img read more

Donegal service station takes home prestigious industry award

first_imgAward-winning Donegal forecourt retailer Eddie Tobin has won another major industry prize for his service station Tobin’s on the Port Road, Letterkenny.After undergoing rigorous independent judging, Tobin’s Service Station won the Best Site with a Licence to Sell Alcohol Award at this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards.After claiming the coveted prize, Eddie said: “It feels fantastic to have won, it’s a great achievement. It’s very important to us to be considered alongside such high quality competition, and this has been a very close category, so we’re very happy.” (Pictured above: Eddie Tobin with category sponsor, Paul Hoy of Cashzone.)The awards on September 6th, hosted by Irish broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, celebrated the finest forecourt retailers from all across the island.The event also saw Topaz Dublin Port overcome world-class competition from throughout the island of Ireland to win the overall prize of Forecourt and Convenience Retailer of the Year.Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards is a pivotal event for the Irish forecourt industry, acting as a benchmark of excellence for the sector and a key driver of innovation and aspiration. The local forecourt industry has a significant and growing share of Ireland’s 18 billion Euro grocery and convenience market. While recognised as one of most advanced forecourt markets in world, the sector across Ireland also plays a significant role in local communities, providing support and assistance for many local clubs and charities.Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer is Ireland’s number one trade publication for the retail and forecourt industry. Bill Penton, publisher of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer, welcomed the calibre of support and entries for this year’s awards.“These awards are an important institution for the industry, and the calibre of entries and people who attended the event is a reflection of the strength of not only the awards themselves but of the industry in general,” he said.“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to celebrate some of the most significant players in Irish business and see many of them give their support to these fantastic awards.”Donegal service station takes home prestigious industry award was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardEDDIE TOBINforecourtretailerTobin’s Service Stationlast_img read more

Premier League best XI of the season so far based on stats

first_img TOP WORK 5 predicted No player has more assists this season than Mendy, a remarkable stat for a full-back 5 Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – WhoScored rating of 7.4Centre-back: Harry Maguire (Leicester) – WhoScored rating of 7.4Centre-back: Shane Duffy (Brighton) – WhoScored rating of 7.4Left-back: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – WhoScored rating of 7.4 5 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion huge blow Most Read In Premier League revealed tense Forward: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – WhoScored rating of 7.5Forward: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – WhoScored rating of 7.3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Man City’s defeat of Tottenham moved them back to the top of the table A number of players have been starring in England’s top flight, including leading goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, Manchester City playmaker David Silva, and Eden Hazard, the Chelsea forward, who has been installed as the early favourite to be named PFA Player of the Year.But who have been the best performing players in each position throughout the first 10 gameweeks of the 2018/19 campaign? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img We are 10 matches into the Premier League season and it’s shaping up to be one of the best in years.There is a real title race with three teams still unbeaten in the upper reaches of the table – Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea – while only five points separate last place Huddersfield and West Ham in 13th. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Lloris is statistically the Premier League’s best goalkeeper, but his performances have been widely criticised 5 changes With help from the experts at WhoScored.com, we present the statistical best XI of the Premier League season so far.You can see the team below…Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – WhoScored rating of 7.3 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker 5 Right midfield: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – WhoScored rating of 7.8Centre midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) – WhoScored rating of 7.4Centre midfield: David Silva (Manchester City) – WhoScored rating of 7.7Left midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – WhoScored rating of 8.0 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? whoops SORRY latest Hazard collects the Premier League player of the month award for September last_img read more

Atlantic Travel sails away with show-stopping makeover prize fund

first_imgAtlantic Travel Worldchoice in Letterkenny, Co Donegal has won a £20,000 (approx. €22,000) prize to create a show-stopping store makeover.The travel agent won one of the top prizes in the TTG Royal Caribbean makeover competition after team member Emma McHugh designed an innovative entrance concept for the Donegal office.Emma’s design was based on an impressive slide called Ultimate Abyss, which is situated on the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise ship. Emma McHugh’s show-stopping designAtlantic Travel Worldchoice was the only Irish travel agent to reach the final round of the competition run in partnership with TTG, with the four other shortlisted agents located across the UK.Emma McHugh of Atlantic Travel Worldchoice travelled to London on the 7 September where she presented her idea to a panel of expert judges before it was selected. The winning design was then announced on stage at the TTG Travel Awards by Amanda Darrington, Royal Caribbean Sales Director.The competition saw travel agents from across the UK and Ireland submitting ideas for how they could makeover their shops, taking inspiration from Royal Caribbean ships.In the mix were videos, collages, sketches and computer-generated designs that encompassed everything from cupcake bars and carousels, to zip-lines and climbing walls. Atlantic Travel team members Evelyn McClafferty and Emma McHughIt was Emma’s bold design, however, that really caught the eye of the judges with the iconic figure of the ‘Ultimate Abyss’ from Harmony of the Seas. The striking design also featured five interior zones representing different aspects of the ship, including Central Park and a gourmet zone featuring a bionic bar.Commenting on the competition, Emma said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Royal Caribbean competition.  We have a great team working here in the office who are committed to providing clients with amazing holidays.“We have seen a marked increase in our cruise sales in the last couple of years and are delighted that we will now have a fantastic space that will help us enhance our customer experience – essentially holidaymakers will now start their holiday journey during the booking process.  The shop re-fit will really help us achieve our goal of creating extraordinary holiday experiences for our clients.“Work will commence shortly on the refit and with our relaunch scheduled for December everything will be in place before Christmas – ready for the busy January holiday booking period. We look forward to welcoming all our clients and many new ones into our new, improved and revamped store and we will be celebrating with a party, with a fantastic cruise for two up for grabs.”Jennifer Callister, Head of Ireland, Royal Caribbean said, “We are so delighted to see Emma and the team at Atlantic Travel Worldchoice representing Ireland. I was completely blown away by their innovative design and the way in which they captured the essence of a Royal Caribbean ship and translated this into a store design.” Atlantic Travel sails away with show-stopping makeover prize fund was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:atlantic travelawardcompetitionprizetravel agentlast_img read more

How I Know You Are Not Productive

first_imgIt’s easy to mistake the completion of tasks with being productive. Productivity is a measurement of the value of the work you’ve done, not the number of tasks. The nature and value of the task is a more valuable indication of productivity.Have you ever written down the tasks you need to complete after you’ve already completed them? Did you get a certain sense of accomplishment having done trivial tasks, written those tasks as if they were to-dos, and then scratched them off the list? If you’ve done this, congratulations, you’re human. We like to feel as if we’re making progress, even if it means deluding ourselves in the process.If you’ve ever crossed tasks you’ve already completed from a list that you wrote after doing the work, you are getting productivity exactly backward. Unless cleaning your desk is your highest priority, scratching that off the list is no indication that you been productive. If you’ve managed to answer all your emails, you have found the holy grail of productivity, the elusive Inbox Zero, you have not been productive. Answering your emails is exactly as productive as pulling the weeds in your yard; it’s necessary, but it doesn’t move the needle on your highest priorities.One of the most important strategies for being productive is to know what your most important outcomes are, and to design your work accordingly. Right now, there is no lack of work tasks that you could be doing. There is also no end to the competing priorities vying for your time and attention. There are also infinite distractions available to you wherever you are, including work. Without doing the work to define what your work is, what work creates the greatest outcomes, what is most important now and why, it’s easy to feel a sense of overwhelm and paralysis.Doing work without a plan for what work needs to be done is a recipe for being unproductive. You must go into every day knowing what needs to be done that day to move the needle. You need to know what work is meaningful. Not having a plan allows you to step onto the slippery slope of doing make-work and trivial tasks that contribute nothing to your goals, even if you get a sense of accomplishment for scratching them off your to-do list. To be productive, do the highest value tasks that produce the most important outcomes first.last_img read more