‘We are concerned’ – Burrell says JFF desperately needs cash to pay Schäfer

first_imgWinfried Schäfer, Jamaica senior men’s national football team head coach, is yet to receive his salary for the month of November. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, said up to Friday, the tactician had not been paid and that the federation was seeking funds to fulfil its obligation. “As it relates to Coach Schäfer’s salary, we have not yet paid Coach Schäfer,” Burrell said bluntly. “This is the first time we have not been able to pay, and such a long time over. He was due on the 25th (November) and we are not seeing the payment in December. “We have not paid him for the month of November and we are concerned. He is not a happy man. He needs to get his funds and we are hoping that this situation will be resolved shortly,” he said. He said the federation has been working around the clock trying to secure the funds needed to compensate Schäfer, but remains confident its calls will be answered. “We are in need of sponsorship support because the financial burden on the federation is extremely heavy. It is a very challenging period for the federation, but we will do our endeavour to make it work,” he added, noting that it has 11 teams to finance, several of which have been travelling for competition recently. OPTIMISTIC FOR SUPPORT “Sponsors we have talked to, many have said that in their new budget year in March, but I am optimistic that closer to the time, we will get some support. We are trying our very best, working around the clock and doing our endeavour best to see the type of support that we are able to garner to help. “But it is a challenging time and we welcome all the help we can get, because when glory comes, it doesn’t come just to the JFF it comes to the entire nation,” he added. Burrell said it was a very active year for national teams, of both genders, at the various age groups and travelling and accommodation for these competitions proved very costly. “I have to be frank. There is no other sport where so many young people are involved at the national level. We had 11 national teams that participated in competitions (this year). Others (sporting bodies) have one or two national teams. We had 11, with some 35 people travelling at each time, as you must have a full team, doctors, physios, equipment people, and that is what makes the difference with these delegations, and the cost of travel and hotel accommodation amounts to millions of dollars,” he explained. “The nation has to realise that our nation’s football is women and men. Not so long ago, we had to abandon the female programme in order to stay alive because of the finances, and that is the last thing I would want to do. Our women deserve an equal chance and we certainly are not looking to cut our women’s programme. Our ladies deserve the opportunity to display their talent the same way our men do,” he said.last_img read more

Russia, IAAF set for suspension clash

first_imgMOSCOW (AP):Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted on Tuesday that some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes.The IAAF, on Monday, said Russia would probably not be reinstated to global athletics until at least November, extending a ban first imposed in November 2015. That means there won’t be an official Russia team at the World Championships in August, though there may be “neutral” athletes competing.A new IAAF road map obliges the All-Russian Athletics Federation to confront World Anti-Doping Agency allegations that the Russian state oversaw a vast cover-up of drug use, either by accepting them or “convincingly rebutting those findings”.state-backedARAF first vice-president Andrei Silnov ruled out an admission that Russian doping was state-backed.”There are no facts there, just assertions, and we’re gradually proving that it’s not a state structure, a system, that kind of thing,” he told The Associated Press.A former Olympic high jump champion, Silnov said whistle-blowers about doping in Russia were motivated by money, questioned claims that Russia had “a culture of doping,” and suggested the IAAF was unfairly slowing down Russia’s reinstatement.”The criteria we have, we fulfil. We fulfil them and there’s a new set,” he said. “The process goes on and on.”Silnov held a news conference alongside former long jump world record-holder Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, who said East German athletes’ steroid-fuelled successes during the Cold War should be seen as legitimate products of “good pharmacology,” rather than condemned as doping. Silnov did not challenge the claim.Following a council meeting, the IAAF laid out conditions for Russia to return to competition, including the reinstatement of the national drug-testing agency, which remains suspended over various allegations of covering up doping. That isn’t considered likely to happen until November.last_img read more

Man jumps to death in front of moving car

first_imgA technician on Friday morning allegedly threw himself in front of a moving car in what is believed to be an act of suicide.Dead is Dwayne Schultz, 48, of Lot 26 Edgerton Village, West Coast Berbice, commonly referred to as Number 4 Village. The incident occurred at Number Five Village.Dead: Dwayne SchultzThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) said in a statement on Friday morning that the incident involved a motorcar bearing registration number PNN 3769 driven by a 39-year-old man. The GPF stated that the motorcar was proceeding South along the western carriageway when the pedestrian, who was standing in the corner of the said western side of the road, allegedly jumped into the vehicle’s path and was struck.He was picked up in an unresponsive state and rushed to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body is currently at the said hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination next Monday. The driver is in custody and assisting with the investigation, the release said. A breathalyzer test was also administered and no alcohol was detected in the driver’s breath.Meanwhile, the now dead man’s brother, Marlon Welcome, said the car could have been travelling at a fast rate at the time of the accident.“He was over the road and my uncle-in-law took the vehicle and then come back and tell me that Dwayne don’t want to come in the vehicle. The same time I hear ‘Blam’, and when I watch, I see he pitching in the corner… He had one passenger in the car. It did look like he did speeding because he nock him like here and stop right there; they had no tire marks or nothing,” he explained.Schultz is said to be an alcoholic. However, the dead man’s aunt, Carla Bacchus, noted that recently he had been acting strangely. In fact, on Friday morning he was seen throwing his clothes in a trench before subsequently leaving.Another aunt, Marva Allen, explained that efforts were being made to have Schultz stop the consumption of alcohol as that may have led to his poor state of health. She told that publication that on Thursday, Schultz related that if he could not get high wine, he was going to kill himself.Shultz leaves to mourn one son and four siblings.last_img read more

I never gave up England belief -Wilshere

first_img0Shares0000Hack Wilshere celebrates his goal against BATE Borisov. PHOTO/DailyMailLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 16 – Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he never gave up hope of returning to the England national team after he was named in the 27-man squad announced by Gareth Southgate on Thursday.Wilshere, 26, returns to the side, having last played for England in the 2-1 defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016. The midfielder has enjoyed an extended run of games in the Gunners’ side in recent months and was also outstanding in the win over AC Milan in the Europa League.Talking to the media on Thursday after beating the Italian side 3-1 (5-1 on aggregate), Wilshere said he never gave up hope of earning a recall for the Three Lions despite last featuring for the team in 2016.“It is an honour to play for my country. I never gave up hope of getting back in there,” The Arsenal midfielder said in the post-match interview.“I am happy to be back in the team.”The Arsenal midfielder also spoke about the win over Milan on Thursday which has taken Arsenal to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.Winning in Europe this season is the Gunners’’ best hope of returning to Champions league action for next season, with a top-four Premier League finish seemingly out of reach for Arsene Wenger’s team.Wilshere added: “We needed it. We set the level last week in Milan. It was about getting the job done tonight and being professional. We didn’t start well but it woke us up.”“They got a good goal early on and made us work for it. We are happy to be through to the next round and we will see who we get.“I hope so. When we looked at the draw before, AC Milan was probably not one of the teams we fancied but we showed we can play against the top teams in Europe.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Mark Warburton reaffirms he will leave Brentford despite leading Bees to Championship play-offs

first_imgBrentford manager Mark Warburton has reiterated that he has not future at the club beyond the end of the season, despite leading the Bees into the Championship play-offs.Brentford have excelled this season after promotion from League One, and earned a deserved 3-0 win over Wigan on the final day of the campaign to set up a play-off semi-final showdown against Middlesbrough.Despite their achievements, Warburton was told in February he would be relieved of his duties regardless after the season’s climax, and the 52-year-old revealed the situation hasn’t changed.When asked if there was any possibility of staying on, he said: “None whatsoever. It is disappointing but I have absolute respect to them [the owners]. The owner and the board have made the decision – they’ve put significant funds into the club and it’s in good hands.“It is frustrating but all we can do is take the club as far as we can.”The Bees maintained their hopes of an unlikely second successive promotion after goals from Alex Pritchard, Jota and Andre Gray against the Latics secured a fifth placed finish.Despite the lofty heights they have reached this campaign, Warburton urged his players to remain focused ahead of Friday’s first leg against Aitor Karanka’s side at Griffin Park.“To deliver a performance of such quality and character was outstanding,” said the Bees’ boss.“What I don’t want to do is give the impression that our season is over – far from it. We have to make sure they [the players] enjoy these moments but Friday night is a huge game.”last_img read more

Listen live! Sri Lanka v Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy commentary

first_img Sri Lanka v Pakistan, live from Cardiff, on talkSPORT 2 2 Live stream Sri Lanka v Pakistan in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy – CLICK HERE to listen to ball-by-ball commentary, from 10:30am UK time on Monday June 12 2017, on talkSPORT 2.The eight-team tournament features the best sides and players in world cricket, with the talkSPORT network (talkSPORT and our DAB station talkSPORT 2) broadcasting every ball of all 15 fixtures.We are live from Edgbaston, as Sri Lanka face Pakistan in Group B, with the winner joining India in the last four, where England and Bangladesh await.Click here for details of how to tune in on the radio, or stream it live online here.center_img 2last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubPortsalon Winter LinksMatch Play Time is running out if you have not already entered this seasons singles match play event at Portsalon Golf Club. In order to be in a position to win this amazing prize of free subscription for 2013 all you have to do is enter your name pay the entry fee of €15 and await the draw closing date Saturday 31st March. Remember no entry fee no entry. The main prize will be dependent on numbers entering the competition.Results Gaeltacht LeagueDonal Callaghan will lead his team to Cruit Island for the rescheduled match on Sunday 25th March for a 2 p.m tee off. Portsalon’s remaining matches are scheduled for Dunfanaghy on 31st March at 8.30 a.m and Cloughaneeley on 14th April. All matches must be completed by Sunday 21st April which is the Captains Day and this will be played at Nairn Portnoo golf courseSubscriptionsThe council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2012 golfing year are now due. An early payment would be appreciated.SympathyThe Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and members Nairn Portnoo Golf Club on the sudden death of Connor Mallon RIP.Change to Drop Off arrangements Members and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club. On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal-based tax consultant has reminded people that they can still claim back for up to FOUR years if they feel they are owed taxes.Michael Coll from www.thetaxclinic.ie has just opened an office on the Port Road in Letterkenny Co. Donegal and says he has been inundated with queries from people.The Tax Clinic Specialises in claiming back Tax Refunds for P.A.Y.E workers and have a No Refund No Fee Policy. Michael explains that after the toughest budget in history everybody has been hit with the introduction of the new universal social charge and the cutting of tax credits.But he said that people out there must realise that there are millions and millions of euro that can be claimed back!“The average refund we’ve been claiming for our clients is about €880 and the highest refund we have achieved to date has been €17,500 for a young couple from Killybegs,” he revealed.“Many people are confused about what they are entitled to, but come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny.” To facilitate people’s busy schedules our opening hours are 7pm to 9pm Monday to Friday by appointment only and 11am to 4pm every Saturday (No appointment necessary). Our website www.thetaxclinic.ie is full of useful easy to understand information on what is available to claim. For example if you held a full medical card for any period in either  2009 or 2010 you should not have paid the Income Levy and you are entitled to claim it all back.Mr. Coll says it is important that taxpayers realise that you can claim tax back for up to four years so if you haven’t claimed for a few years it’s still not too late.The Tax Clinic will be writing a few interesting articles about what is available to claim back over the next few weeks and these will be available to read on DonegalDaily.com.Contact Michael – 086 3862370Noel – 087 750708 EndsTAX REFUND SPECIALIST APPEALS TO DONEGAL PEOPLE TO CLAIM BACK FOR PAST FOUR YEARS was last modified: October 12th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:The Tax Cliniclast_img read more


first_imgGARDAÍ and the ESB have issued a joint statement over the theft of power lines in Co Donegal and in other areas.“ESB Networks are concerned at recent thefts of overhead wires between poles on the live network. Perpetrators are warned that this is a very dangerous activity with potentially fatal consequences and are urged to cease immediately,” said the statement.“Interference with the power network creates a risk for the public and causes inconvenience to customers by interrupting their electricity supply. The public have an important part to play in helping us put a stop to this type of theft. “It is vital that if you see any suspicious people or vehicles anywhere near power lines that you contact An Garda Síochána/ESB Networks as a matter of urgency,” added the statement. ESB AND GARDAÍ ISSUE WARNING OVER CABLE THEFTS was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more


first_imgConor Crossan Secretary Loughside Community presents a cheque to Kevin Caldwell Woodland NS. Also in the picture Brian Sweeney, PRO and Cathal Roarty Treasurer Loughside CommunityThe Loughside Community 5km fun walk/jog/run has raised over €5,000 for two local National Schools.The event was run by Loughside Community in conjunction with Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS.More than 750 people showed up on the night and the event was reported as a great success. Noel Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said “there was great work done by the parents committees from both schools and members of the Loughside Community”.Brian Sweeney PRO Loughside Community presents a cheque to Janet Russell Cashelshanaghan NS“There was a great buzz on the night and a real sense of community spirit, which is what we wanted to achieve”.The Loughside Community would like to wish Kevin Caldwell well in his retirement as principal of the Woodland NS during this summer. Master Caldwell has been at the school since 1979 and has taught a number of the Loughside Community committee members.Noel Sweeney said “The Loughside Community thanks Master Caldwell for his years of service in providing education to the children of the Loughside Community”. “We’d also like to wish Ms. Gabriel Fitzsimons success in her new role as Principal of Woodland NS”.COMMUNITY GIVES A BIG ‘HIGH FIVE’ TO LOCAL SCHOOLS! was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:5kdonegalLoughside communitylast_img read more