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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin addresses concerns on defense for upcoming game vs. Falcons, Oct. 7 (Courier Video with Brian Cook)

first_imgIn response to another devastating loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sept. 30 against the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Mike Tomlin discusses his strategies for defensive pressure and how the Steelers will attempt to solve their recent shortcomings against the Atlanta Falcons, Oct. 7. The New Pittsburgh Courier’s Brian Cook reports from Heinz Field. [youtube]Web post created by:Gianna Griffin, For New Pittsburgh Courierlast_img

Cartoon: November 10, 2015

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Over 160 Uitvlugt sugar workers down tools

first_img…not paid salaries since Friday; could be paid todayGrinding for the current crop of sugar cane at the Uitvlugt Estate was on Monday affected following collective industrial action by one of the two gangs at the entity. According to reports Guyana Times received, sugar workers of the 162-strong De Kindren (DK) gang downed tools when they first appeared for duty at the lone Demerara Estate during the morning session.The Uitvlugt Estate, West Coast DemeraraA Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) official disclosed that the workers were disgruntled over their working conditions and demanded improvement. It was not outlined if their action was linked to the fact that their employer has not paid them their weekly wages since Friday last as carried by this newspaper on Sunday.However, Guyana Times understands that managers and union representatives are expected to meet with Uitvlugt workers this morning to settle the prevailing issues.It is expected that if the industrial action continues today, the smaller of the gangs will work in the place of their colleagues as they reportedly indicated willingness to carry out duties. It was further explained that 45 punts of canes were already obtained but an individual familiar with the ongoing situation noted that this amount was not enough to keep the mill running. This publication attempted to contact Estate Manager Yudhisthira Mana for clarity on these issues but calls to the mobile number were unsuccessful.Workers to be paid salariesMeanwhile, on the issue of weekly payments, workers across Demerara and Berbice entered a fourth day without receiving their wages. This publication was however informed that GuySuCo has moved to acquire the required funds and all workers should be paid by today.It was on Sunday that the financial state of GuySuCo was disclosed in that there was not enough funds to pay thousands of workers their salaries for the week ending September 14, 2018.Since then, GuySuCo employees, many of whom live pay cheque to pay cheque, have been left wondering when they will be able to provide for their families. There are two fully functioning Berbice Estates at Albion and Blairmont.On Saturday, Guyana Times made several attempts to get official word from GuySuCo’s Finance Director Paul Bhim on when workers would have been paid their salaries but all telephone calls to him were unanswered. On Monday, calls to his telephone number rang out again. Additionally, calls to the Sugar Corporation’s head office were also unsuccessful.GuySuCo has been undertaking several austerity measures to alleviate its cash-strapped status. This began with the closure of Wales in December 2016 which had sent shockwaves throughout the sugar belt. The Rose Hall Estate in Berbice and the East Demerara (Enmore) Estate shuttered in December 2017 with workers at Skeldon were similarly terminated.According to disclosed numbers, 1851 workers were terminated from Skeldon while 1181 Rose Hall Estate workers were fired. There were also 1480 from the East Demerara Sugar Estate losing employment under the cost-cutting decisions. However, a small percentage of these workers were rehired under the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) as that entity kept the Estates running in a bid to secure private investors.President David Granger just last week said his Administration has been forced to pump billions of Guyana dollars into bailouts for the sugar industry. Some $609 million was paid out to terminated Skeldon workers, while $705 million to Rose Hall workers, $815 million to East Demerara workers, and $150 million to the Wales. Nevertheless, many former sugar workers have steadily complained of encountering much difficulty with finding consistent work. In fact, many stakeholders felt Government should have first conducted social impact studies before opting to close estates.last_img read more

Exclusive – Warnock targeting striker in January to boost Crystal Palace’s safety hopes

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT he will look to add to his strike force in the January transfer window in a bid to boost the Eagles’ Premier League survival chances.The battling London outfit have proved to be a tough nut to crack so far this season but, despite big wins over Liverpool and Everton, they sit just one point clear of the bottom three as they approach a busy festive period.Palace were unlucky not to also come away from White Hart Lane with a deserved three points, as they were left to rue a handful of wasted chances in a 0-0 draw with Tottenham.And it’s that lack of clinical touch in front of goal the manager is keen to address in the new year.“No disrespect to our strikers, but we haven’t got that one top goalscorer some of the other bottom teams have,” Warnock told the Season Ticket.“When we played Aston Villa [a 1-0 home defeat for Palace], I thought we battered them on the pitch but Christian Benteke was the difference, it was a fantastic strike for his goal.“And at Swansea, Wilfried Bony did really well against us even though we came away with a point [a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium].“We haven’t got one of those players at the moment, but that’s what we’re looking for.“The teams that have those players are the ones who will survive, so we do need to find an answer to that and hopefully in January we can pull something out of the hat.”Many questioned the Eagles’ future in the Premier League after Tony Pulis, who enjoyed great success during his short spell at the club, left his post as manager before the start of the new campaign.The Welshman was named manager of the season after steering Palace clear of top flight relegation for the first time in the Premier League era, and asked if he is confident his side have enough quality to consolidate their top flight status, Warnock added:  “Yes I am.“I think there are ten clubs who will fight it out at the end of the season, but I feel we can do it.”last_img read more


first_imgUP to a dozen men who have had drink-driving cases dismissed against them in district courts in Donegal face being re-charged if the State overturns a decision of the High Court, Donegal Daily has learned.It follows a decision by more than 200 people to plead not guilty to drink-driving, using an Irish language loophole.The High Court has ruled that in cases dealt with before last September those who failed breath tests should have had the breathalyzer readings in both English and Irish. District Judge Paul Kelly has adjourned many of the cases before him. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the High Court ruling in March.However Judge Kevin Kilraine, who sits on cases in the south of the county, has dismissed cases.Visiting Judge James Faughnan did the same with three cases before him in Buncrana this week.At the Buncrana sitting solicitors Frank Dorrian and Ciaran MacLochlainn asked Judge Faughnan for the dismissal of their clients’ charges in light of the High Court ruling.Garda Inspector David Murphy applied for an adjournment in all cases.But Judge Faughnan dismissed the cases without prejudice.That means the cases can be re-entered.It’s understood there is a determination by gardai in the county to re-list the cases should the DPP win the Supreme Court action.The loophole in the law was closed last September, so anyone caught drink-driving since can no longer use it.DONEGAL MEN CLEARED OF DRINK-DRIVING COULD BE CHARGED AGAIN was last modified: January 16th, 2016 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) Tags:donegaldrink drivingloopholelast_img read more

Water projects among Senate earmarks

first_imgMillions of dollars for Southland water projects are expected to wash up in the next year under a funding bill headed to the U.S. Senate. Money for the Sepulveda Basin, San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund and the dredging of Los Angeles Harbor are among $1.24 billion worth of pet projects in the bill – better known as “earmarks” that are increasingly coming under attack in Congress. While no one took specific aim at Southern California projects, watchdog groups and at least one lawmaker are on a crusade to curtail and better identify the authors of earmarks. “I have complained for a long time around here that we are funding too many earmarks,” said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who offered six amendments to strike about $4.85 million in various projects, including a science museum in Virginia, from the bill. “We have produced a very responsible House bill,” he said. In the Southland, money will go primarily for Army Corps of Engineers projects. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who obtained $2 million to restore Bull Creek Channel in the Sepulveda Basin, noted that the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is a federally-owned flood control region. The government leases about three quarters of the 2,097-acre site to the city of Los Angeles for a wildlife preserve, parks, tennis courts and golf courses. The funding will restore wildlife and native habitat, as well as adding new trails and a pedestrian bridge for visitors, Sherman said. Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, secured $200,000 for the Sun Valley Watershed, $150,000 for the Tujunga Wash Restoration Project and $250,000 for the Los Angeles Basin Watershed Supply Augmentation Study. The study is aimed at developing new methods for capturing stormwater runoff to recharge groundwater supplies and reduce ocean and beach pollution. “As our population increases, we need to develop innovative solutions for maintaining our water supply and preserving our environment,” Berman said, calling the study an “important step in the right direction.” The San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund, a project long championed by Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, will get $10million from the bill. He also secured $1 million for two new recycling projects in the Inland Empire. “In many ways, the future of the foothills sinks or swims on the issue of water,” Dreier said. The bill also will include $5million from Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Long Beach, to support an ongoing assessment of geothermal resources in the U.S. She noted that a Department of Energy report recently found California to be one of the states with the greatest potential for quick development of geothermal resources. (202) 662-8731160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2All of the amendments failed. Almost the entire Southland delegation voted to protect their colleagues’ projects, except Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, and Rep. Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, who tried to help Flake slash two separate projects. “We always complain that the president does not have the line-item veto authority,” Flake noted, adding, “I would be satisfied if Congress had it.” In 2005, Congress approved more than 15,000 earmarks totaling more than $47 billion. Rep. David Hobson, R-Ohio, who chairs the energy and water subcommittee on the appropriations panel, said he made a point of limiting the number of earmarks to the bill. He compared the $1.2 billion of pet projects to last year’s $1.4 billion. last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps kit-man Shane Elliot will go through the pain barrier for his beloved club as he launches a fundraising drive for the club’s underage set-up.The affable Elliot will undergo a leg wax next month at The Barca Bar, Ballybofey and is hoping to raise much needed finance for the club. Elliot has been the kit-man at Harps for the past number of seasons and has been a lifelong supporter of the club.Elliot travels all over the country with the Finn Harps first-team squad on a voluntary basis to ensure the players can prepare as professionally as possible.The role of the kit-man is an important task with players very fussy over shorts, socks and other bits and bobs required to make sure they maximize their performance.On Saturday, November 14th – Elliot will be taking his kit-off to allow a substantial amount of hair to be removed from his legs. He’s not looking forward to the event, but is hoping the pain will be worth it if he can generate enough money for the initiative.Elliot told Donegal Daily, “It’s safe to say I’m not looking forward to it, but I was talked into it and I can’t back out now!“Look it’s going to be painful, but it’s vital we continue to develop and improve the underage structures within the club.“It’s the future of the club and the academy has been a brilliant success so far, but in order to sustain that and bring it to the next level – we need to generate revenue.“No donation is too small and anything given will be greatly appreciated not only by me, but also everybody associated with the Finn Harps underage system.You can help donate to Shane’s fundraising campaign by clicking on the following PayPal link or you can contact him directly via Facebook. snow2 by damian callaghanFINN HARPS KIT MAN WILLING TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN BARRIER FOR HIS BELOVED CLUB was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Real Madrid release yet another statement about PSG star Neymar

first_img IN DEMAND LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 targets Top transfer stories from Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Neymar had a disappointing World Cup, failing to sufficiently recover from an ankle injury sustained in the season Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets RANKED REVEALED center_img Liverpool tracking Toulouse youngster ahead of possible January move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gossip blunder However, no such move materialised and the reigning Champions League holders released a statement declaring they are not interested.For some reason, it seems as though they felt the need to distance themselves from the 26-year-old again, insisting they have an ‘excellent relationship’ with the Ligue 1 side.A statement on read: “In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player.“The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.” Real Madrid have released another statement declaring they have ‘no intention’ of signing Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.Reports earlier this month suggested the LaLiga giants were readying a monster bid for the Brazilian superstar. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus has led many to speculate Real would make a move for their next ‘Galactico’.But it appears Neymar will not be that man, with a Spanish publication claiming the tricky forward wanted to be teammates with CR7 before succeeding him at the Bernabeu.He arrived in Paris just last summer from El Clasico rivals in a world-record €222 million move.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal All-Ireland winning heroes Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher were the special guests at the Glenswilly N.S. prize-giving this week.The two stars are past pupils of the school and the current pupils were absolutely delighted to get to meet their heroes.Pictures courtesy of Brian McDaid – Cristeph Gallery. PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL STARS SPECIAL GUESTS AT GLENSWILLY N.S. PRIZEGIVING was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesGlenswilly N.S. Neil GallagherMichael Murphynewspicture speciallast_img read more

UCLA-USC highights soccer weekend

first_imgFourth-ranked UCLA seeks its seventh successive women’s soccer victory tonight against archrival USC at Drake Stadium in a Pacific-10 Conference opener, one of four big college soccer games involving local schools this weekend. Cal State Northridge’s teams face Big West Conference road showdowns, with the women playing tonight at Cal State Fullerton and Sunday at UC Riverside and the men taking on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night. UCLA (10-1), which has been to the NCAA College Cup final four the past two seasons, has beaten USC in the past five meetings. The Bruins are led by sophomore forward Danesha Adams (10 goals) amd senior defender Jill Oakes, a Harvard-Westlake of Studio City product. USC’s nationally top-ranked freshman class includes forward Amy Rodriguez (4 goals, 5 assists) and former Canyon High of Canyon Country standout Nini Loucks. CSUN’s women (10-1), led by forward Kristy Krohn and midfielder Brianna Monka, have won nine in a row – seven straight on the road – and at 2-0 hold a three-point lead on UC Riverside (7-3-1), which on Sunday upset then-No. 19 Fullerton (8-3-0). CSUN’s men (6-2-1), paced by Reseda High product Willie Sims (8 goals) and U.S. U-20 national team defender Sean Franklin (from Highland High of Palmdale), is 2-0 in the Big West, tied for second with UC Irvine. UC Santa Barbara (6-2-1), the NCAA Division I runner-up last year, is 3-0; Ivan Becerra has scored eight goals in five games. – Scott French center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more