Etheridge makes return to Premier League with Cardiff

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast With third running Fulham losing to Birmingham, 1-3, earlier on Sunday, Cardiff wrapped up second place with 90 points for the second automatic promotion spot.What made Etheridge’s campaign this season all the more remarkable was the fact that he was signed from third-tier side Walsall initially to serve as back up keeper.But a strong preseason put him in manager Neil Warnock’s plans and although he struggled for a few matches in December, Etheridge regained sharp form in 2018, helping Cardiff to eight straight wins that boosted them to promotion.Shortly after Fulham was relegated from the Premier League in 2014, Etheridge actually struggled to find a club for almost a season until Walsall took a chance on him.Should he keep his position at Cardiff, Etheridge will be the first Southeast Asian to play in the world’s biggest and richest league where the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are all seeing action.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES “It’s just amazing,” said Etheridge. “The team has been strong all season and to finish it the way we did is just fantastic. You just can’t say a lot right now. It’s just overwhelming. I’m just happy to get over the line today.”The achievement caps an incredible past five weeks for Etheridge, who also helped the Philippine Azkals clinch a spot in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time last March 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCardiff’s qualification hopes actually looked in peril when Etheridge returned as the Welsh club picked up just a point in their next three matches.But the Blue Birds recovered with a couple of wins in their next three matches, putting them in a strong position to gain outright promotion. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments “I’m just looking forward to the challenge,” said Etheridge. “I definitely learned from past experiences and I want to continue improving myself. I don’t think I’ve reached my potential just yet. I just want to play as many games as possible at the highest level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino international goalkeeper Neil Etheridge completed his remarkable rise from England’s lower leagues back to the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday after his club, Cardiff City, earned promotion following a goal-less draw with Reading in Cardiff, Wales.But unlike his first stint in the EPL with Fulham where he climbed the ranks from the academy to back up goalkeeper, Etheridge makes his return to the top flight as Cardiff’s bonafide starter, having played 45 of the club’s 46 league matches, keeping 19 clean sheets in the English Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jumapao rolls rare series ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Parika NDC fearful of road danger created by private company

first_imgIt has been one month since the drainage works along the Parika Access Road on the East Bank of Essequibo (EBE) have caused a rupture at the side of the roadway. This rupture continues to expand, and until now, efforts have not been initiated to fix the mishap.Speaking with Guyana Times on Thursday, Chairman of the Parika-Mora Neighbourhood Democratic Council, Jaideo Sookhoo, explained that under the guidance of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, works were carried out by a private company to fix the main drainage system.He noted that this road is the main access road to some communities, and while the roadway has not been obstructed, the crack can cause the road to collapse, due to the absence of a support mechanism. Moreover, he said, the crack poses a danger to motor vehicles in the night, and can cause serious accidents.This publication was told that the road was recently upgraded and paved with asphalt. However, the rupture expanded and wooden planks were used to alert drivers to the danger.“A construction company was doing work at the main drain, and their machine (caused) the land to ‘pull’ and cause that. People are using the same road, but it is dangerous and can erode. They need to fix it, because it is dangerous. It is the only main access road for Parika Back, Naamryck and that area,” the Chairman stated.The damaged area along the roadway which has expanded and is now metres deepMeanwhile, one individual related that she was driving on the street a few days ago when she almost lost control from driving onto the fissure. At that time, the gap was just a few inches wide, but it has been expanding after several observations were made.“This road will sink or break off if they don’t fill the space, because it’s a few feet deep. Apparently I didn’t see it at first, and then I drive over and the car just swerved, and then there’s no light,” she stated.Guyana Times attempted to contact the Public Infrastructure Minister for a comment on the matter, but those calls went unanswered.Meanwhile, this is not the first exercise in recent times which has affected NDCs. Just recently, the Tuschen-Uitvlugt NDC was affected by the excavation of the Boeraserie dam by persons who were using the excavated material to fill a playground. After intervention from the Regional Democratic Council, those operations were halted.last_img read more

Guyana heading towards dictatorship, says Jagdeo

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has hit out at the coalition Government for allegedly making moves to control the legislature and the Judiciary, terming the acts attacks on democracy and saying that the country was heading towardsOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo mobbed by supporters at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on Sundaydictatorship, which obtained in the past during the Forbes Burnham regime.“If they succeed in that, then no Government action in the future we would be able to challenge in the courts and get a fair hearing. And they can do whatever they want to any citizen of this land,” Jagdeo told a public meeting hosted in Leonora, West Coast Demerara on Sunday.Making reference to the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) metre case which is currently before the courts, Jagdeo claimed that the Government was given preference in that matter since the case was brought forward for an early hearing.“We have seen cases where all the matters that we have before the courts now are deliberately delayed like the elections petition and so many other issues,” he explained.Jagdeo continued: “We have to be careful that this does not become a trendPPP/C Member of Parliament and Region Three Representative, Irfaan Ali addressing the meeting. Seated at right is Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeobecause in free societies, an independent judiciary is indispensable,” the former President said, explaining that even in the case that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) wins the next elections, there still could be what he termed a “perversed decision by a court”.He alleged, “If they go to the court – if a private citizen has a civil matter with the Government, they can direct the Judiciary to give a particular ruling.” Jagdeo said it was, therefore, important that citizens paid close attention to what was going on and ensure that they watch the Government’s moves.“And we have seen this President for one year delaying the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) until he had his design rolled out,” Jagdeo said, claiming that certain members of that new body were selectively chosen to be part of the team, which may have some preference for the Government.The Opposition Leader also drew the crowd’s attention to recent comments made by Attorney General Basil Williams, who allegedly said the Judges were put there by the Government and ought to rule in its favour. “We have heard the President (David Granger) say there is nothing wrong with the Attorney General threatening a judge in the court,” he added.Speaking on the ongoing issue concerning the selection of a new chairman to head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Jagdeo said citizens must not take lightly the words uttered by President Granger following the acting Chief Justice’s ruling, when he said that despite the mostly favourable judgment in relation to the issue, he would act in accordance with his perception.Jagdeo also accused Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland of being a partisan individual and possibly being easily seen as the 34th Member of Parliament of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) when in fact he should have been an independent arbiter.“Almost any matter that seeks to question the Government, to hold them to account, he rules in their favour. Now when you look at the debates in Parliament, almost every single matter the Government gets its way,” he lamented, reminding supporters that Scotland did not find a debate on the future of sugar an issue of national importance. The Opposition Leader further pointed out that complex bills were also rushed through Parliament, while accusing Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo of being the lead person to guide that hurried process. He said these issues were important for everyone to pay attention to, because “they may be very well watching us too…This is how dictatorship goes too.”last_img read more

Monthly newsletter from Richard Neufeld

first_imgA tax rebate of 50 per cent for all school property taxes will be returned to light and heavy industry to help some of B.C.’s oldest and largest employers. It will save industry about $115 million over the next three years and is on top of the approximately $24 million in annual benefits to heavy industry announced in the 2008 budget. This demonstrates our commitment to have the lowest corporate income tax rate in Canada by 2011.These measures, and the remaining points of the Economic Plan, account for an additional accumulation of $485 million in tax relief and support for businesses, families and individuals over the next three years.Our province is in a very positive position compared to the global economy but we have to take steps to ensure B.C. weathers any future storms.  These tax cuts will help rural B.C. reinvest in small business and enjoy further growth.Click here to review the entire plan: – Advertisement -Provincial Plan Supports Rural EconomyNortheast B.C. is fortunate to continue enjoying positive growth thanks largely in part to the oil and gas industry.  However, that doesn’t allow us to ignore the current state of the global economy and the potential impacts it could have on our region and our province.That is why Premier Campbell made a special address broadcast on most major television stations on October 22 laying out our government’s 10 Point Economic Plan.I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the key measures that will benefit our region.There will be an accelerated personal income tax cut of five per cent, retroactive to January 1, 2008.  This includes the two per cent tax cut that took effect July 1 of this year as well as the planned three per cent reduction that was to take effect January 1, 2009.  Taxpayers will see the retroactive benefit on their 2008 tax return. This step will put an additional $144 million in the pockets of British Columbians.Communities will enjoy accelerated tax relief for small business, effective December 1, 2008.  The small business income tax rate will be reduced to 2.5 per cent from the current 3.5 per cent. This supports the income tax rate reduction from 4.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent on July 1, 2008 with a plan to reduce them to 2.5 per cent by 2011. This will accelerate that tax cut by two years, resulting in a 44 per cent tax cut for small business this year alone. The savings to small business will be $146 million over three years allowing for further investment in business operations and stimulating job creation.  At a time where small businesses may be facing additional pressures, we believe it is important to support them. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sarri demands replacement for Monaco-bound Fabregas

first_imgThe Blues boss said Fabregas had a “free day” on Sunday, refusing to confirm or deny reports the playmaker had travelled to France to meet with Monaco, but demanded that the Blues supply him with reinforcements should he join his former Arsenal teammate Henry in Ligue 1.“If Cesc will go, of course we need a replacement,” Sarri said to reporters ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham at Wembley. “Now, with the midfielders we are in trouble, I think. Without Cesc we have only five, so we are in trouble. We need a replacement.”With Chelsea offering one-year contracts for players aged over 30, Sarri added that Fabregas, whose opportunities have been limited this season, should accept a two-year deal on the table from Monaco for the good of his career.“In my opinion, he needs to go,” said Sarri.“You know very well the situation. You know very well in this club there is a rule — the renewal of players over 30 is usually one year.“He has an offer for two years. I don’t want a very important player as Cesc unhappy.”Callum Hudson-Odoi provided both goals for Alvaro Morata in their win against Forest and the 18-year-old has also been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge to German giants Bayern Munich.Speaking about Hudson-Odoi, Sarri said: “I know only that for me he’s a very important player. He’s very young, but now he’s improving.“I think to stay here is better for him. He’s an English player. He’s very young. He has the future. And I think he has a very great future here, in England, with the national team and with Chelsea.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas appears set for a Chelsea exit © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Jan 7 – Maurizio Sarri insisted on Monday that Chelsea must replace Cesc Fabregas as the veteran midfielder looks set to leave the Premier League outfit for Thierry Henry’s Monaco.The 31-year-old’s contract expires at the end of this season and he appeared to say goodbye after Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, where he applauded all sides of Stamford Bridge.last_img read more


first_imgCO Donegal is celebrating after a teenager won a top gong at the BT Young Scientist of the Year competition.Eoin Farrell (15) from St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, won best individual project for his project to develop a more accurate way to estimate the weight of children brought into hospital.Drugs are administered to children on the basis of weight but it was not always possible to use a scales, forcing doctors to estimate weight. Eoin analysed data from more than 700 pupils and devised a table that allows accurate weight estimates.He wins a cheque for €2,400 and a perpetual trophy for his project “Paediatric resuscitation: How reliable are existing weight estimation methods in Ireland”.Eoin is no stranger to awards – he won 1st Year Student of the Year in his first year at St Eunan’s (pictured above).Other Donegal students also won awards. Niall McSharry, Jack Roden and Julian Pawloski of Magh Ena College won an award for their project investigating the effect of hen feed on egg quality.Aine Kavanagh from Cholaiste Cholmcille received an award for her project on how to make a million dollar movie and finding a formula for success while Annie Gallagher, Claire Grenna and Brid Robert , from the same school, were awarded for a project on child resistance asking what does it really mean.There was success too for Sinead Hession, Aisling Ryan and Ruth McHugh from the Lorreto Convent for their project entitled Happiness is an inside job.From Loreto Community School, Eilis McClay, Meadbh MacGinley and Laura Peoples collected an award for a study on whether Irish TV can improve children’s IrishAnd Roisin Gillivan of Colaiste Ailigh picked up an award for her study on the relationship between temperature and the corrosion rate of aluminum. The announcement was made at the BT Arena at Dublin’s RDS this evening, by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn, TD, along with Colm O’Neill, CEO, BT Ireland.  Eric and Mark were entered in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences category, senior section.Dublin students Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly won the team Young Scientists for 2012.Their mathematical project wins them a cheque for €5,000, plus tickets to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London later this year, a crystal trophy and a chance to represent Ireland in the EU’s Young Scientist completion taking place this September in Bratislava.Their project looked at a mathematical problem first proposed back in 1760 relating to the motion of planets. Colm O’Neill, CEO, BT Ireland said, “The passion and enthusiasm we have seen from the students taking part this week has been outstanding. This year’s exhibition was bigger and better than ever before and the reaction from the students, teachers and visitors to the RDS this week has been amazing. We live in a continually changing world and what we have seen from the students this week is that they have the foresight and innovation to come up with real problem solving ideas that can help Ireland to grow and develop into the future.”© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL TEENAGER WINS ‘YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR’ GONG was last modified: January 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL TEENAGER WINS ‘YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR’ GONGlast_img read more

€1M funding pot open to groups who support older people

first_imgCommunity and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for a share of a €1million funding package to support older people and dementia related initiatives. An extra €1M in grant supports was announced this week as part of a joint initiative by Jim Daly, Minister for Older People and the HSE Services for Older People.Under the scheme, a variety of grants will be made available to groups who support older people, family carers and significant others to stay well and remain connected with their local community. Approximately €250,000 of this funding will be dedicated to dementia related initiatives.  This funding is open to community and voluntary agencies that currently hold a Service Arrangement or Grant Aid agreement with the HSE, or, non-statutory agencies who aim to provide health and personal social services similar or ancillary to services that the HSE may provide.It is envisaged that grants will range from €5,000 – €20,000. The level of contribution under the fund will depend on a range of factors including the type of project, availability of other sources of funding, and the overall number of applications seeking funding under the Scheme. The fund is in recognition of community and voluntary agencies who provide a wide range of services to support older people to continue living in their communities and maintain their social connections. These services, which contribute to positive ageing and better overall health, include befriending, day care, social centres, meals on wheels, etc. The closing date for receipt of applications for the Community & Voluntary Support Grant is 15th August 2019 with funding allocated in August / September 2019.Detailed information and application forms are available from the HSE Community Health Organisations or via the following link: €1M funding pot open to groups who support older people was last modified: July 16th, 2019 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:fundinggrantHSEolder personslast_img read more

Leeds showed spirit, says Monk

first_imgGarry Monk believes Chris Wood’s last-minute equaliser against Fulham proved his Leeds team does have spirit.Whites boss Monk praised his side’s late comeback to earn a first point of the season after two opening Championship defeats.He said: “I’m delighted for Woody. That goal and his mentality epitomised the spirit in the group and what we did in those last 10 minutes.“After losing on Saturday we could have felt sorry for ourselves, and Woody missed a chance just before and could have felt sorry for himself.“But we spoke about desire and spirit right until the end and I’m very pleased for my players.“It can be a big boost for everyone and it will give Woody a lift as well – strikers love to score goals.”Monk felt his side were worthy of the draw, Wood’s goal cancelling out Tom Cairney’s opener for the Whites earlier in the second half.““I thought it was an even game, both teams had periods,” the Leeds boss said.“You could see they were confident from the start they’d had and we had to adjust to them, which we did.“We’ve probably had a season’s worth of ups and downs in the first three games but it’s experience for this young group and you could see their spirit in the changing room afterwards.“That last 10 minutes on the pitch was what I was looking for.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Zouma keen to stay at Chelsea

first_imgKurt Zouma has told France Football he wants to stay at Chelsea.Chelsea have been tipped to loan out the French defender amid reports they are looking to bring in at least one centre-back this summer.A number of European clubs, including Sevilla, have been linked with Zouma in recent weeks.But he said: “I am very happy at Chelsea. I hear the rumours. It’s flattering.“It means I’m a player people are looking at, but I am not going to stop there. My objective is to stay at Chelsea.“Next season we will start from scratch and there will be a lot of games. It is up to me to work hard.” Shodipo still recoveringEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR winger Olamide Shodipo is still having treatment on an injury which cut short his loan spell at Port Vale last season.Shodipo, 19, made six appearances for Vale before his campaign was ended in March by tendinitis.He remained in London when the Rangers squad departed for a pre-season trip to Portugal at the weekend and appears to be some way off a recovery.Shodipo made his senior debut for the R’s against Leeds on the opening day of last season and featured 11 times in the Championship before moving on loan in January. Bonham makes loan moveEmbed from Getty ImagesJack Bonham has signed a new Brentford contract and joined Carlisle on a six-month loan.West London Sport revealed in May that the Bees keeper was being lined up for a loan move because he wants more first-team games, with Carlisle the most keen.The 23-year-old was about to enter the final year of his contract but has now extended it until 2019.He made just two appearances last season and has managed only seven in total since joining the Bees on a free transfer from Watford in 2013. Reddish retiresEmbed from Getty ImagesHarlequins lock Mark Reddish has retired from rugby for medical reasons after suffering a concussion.New Zealander Reddish, 32, joined Quins from Super Rugby side Highlanders in November 2016, but made only five appearances for the club.“Given the medical advice I have received, it’s the best decision long term for me and my young family,” he said.“I thoroughly enjoyed living in England and I am sad to cut my time short. I wish the boys all the best for the upcoming season and beyond.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Genetic Study Points to Three Ancestral Families of Humans

first_imgIn a paper just published in Nature,1 scientists mapped the DNA of 270 people from four people groups: European, African, Chinese, and Japanese.  The scientists were looking for sections of DNA that are either missing or duplicated.  Many sections of our DNA appear over and over again.  The number of extra copies varies between individuals and between people groups.  The number of copies is called the Copy Number Variation (CNV).    The major excitement in their study was the finding of a link between locations within chromosomes of DNA that are missing or duplicated and the locations on the chromosomes of many diseases.  DNA code that scientists used to call useless junk, left over from the random process of evolution, are now turning out to contain mechanisms that determine many physical characteristics and control much of our body chemistry.  A whole new field of research is opening up:Our map of copy number variation in the human genome demonstrates the ubiquity and complexity of this form of genomic variation.  The abundance of functional sequences of all types both within and flanking areas of copy number variation suggests that the contribution of CNVs to phenotypic variation is likely to be appreciable.  This prediction is underscored by the impact of copy number variation on variation in gene expression.Buried in the report was the observation that although their samples came from four geographical areas, the samples divided themselves neatly into three distinct groups.  The Chinese and Japanese fell into the same group, with the Europeans and Africans being the other two:“In contrast to other classes of human genetic variation, the population genetics of copy number variation remains unexplored.  The distribution of copy number variation within and among different populations is shaped by mutation, selection and demographic history….To demonstrate the utility of copy number variation genotypes for population genetic inference we performed population clustering on 67 genotyped biallelic CNVs.  We obtained the optimal clustering with the assumption of three ancestral populations, with the African, European and Asian populations clearly differentiated.Click here for a striking graph of how sharply the three groups are separated.  The legend on the graph denotes people groups: Nigeria (YRI), Europe (CEU), Japan (JPT) and China (CHB).1Redon et al, “Global variation in copy number in the human genome,” Nature 444, 444-454 (23 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05329.See also: BBC News, National Geographic and News@Nature.Although this study considered only a limited sample, this is either a remarkable coincidence or confirmation of the biblical account in Genesis 9 to 11 describing all the peoples of the earth coming from the three sons of Noah.  Further studies should confirm with larger numbers of samples from more locations that all the world’s population can be separated into three groups.    How will this affect the popular “Out of Africa” theory of man’s origin?  Further research could create quite a lot of stress among anthropologists whose careers are based on the “Out of Africa” story.  What new tale will evolutionists come up with to account for three ancestral populations?    Not surprisingly, the major news media, such as the BBC, had practically nothing to say about there being only three ancestral populations, focusing rather on the medical aspects of the paper.  A review of the paper by Physorg, however, jumps to the defense:Evolution is another area that will come under new scrutiny.  The “Out of Africa” scenario, by which Homo sapiens emerged from east Africa and spread around the globe, will not be challenged, though.  Our origins are so recent that the vast majority of CNVs, around 89 percent, was found to be shared among the 269 people who volunteered blood as samples for the study.  These individuals included Japanese from Tokyo, Han Chinese from Beijing, Yoruba from Nigeria and Americans of Northern and Western European ancestry.  All the same, there are widespread differences in CNVs according to the three geographical origins of the samples.  This implies that, over the last 200,000 years or so, subtle variants have arisen in the genome to allow different populations of humans adapt to their different environments, Wellcome Trust Sanger said in a press release.So it sounds like “Out of Africa” is safe.  All we are asked to believe is that in the course of 200,000 imaginary years, or perhaps 10,000 generations, there has been so little mixing of the gene pool that we still see three very distinct groups.  This could be a problem.  We are still left with the requirement that at some point in the past, say about 200,000 imaginary years ago (or perhaps only 3400 years ago) there was a time when the human population, for some unexplained reason, shrank to the point that it was able to form three distinct genetic groups.  Sorry, but this is still sounding a lot like the three sons of Noah.—DK(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more