U-15 girls’ preparation not adequate – Price

first_imgJamaica under-15 Reggae Girlz coach Andrew Price says that with Jamaica’s poor infrastructure and system of development, it was always going to be difficult for his players to make an impact at the CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship in Bradenton, Florida. The young Reggae Girlz won no group matches, losing the opening game 8-0 to USA then going down narrowly 3-2 to El Salvador before losing 4-1 to guests Portugal and 1-0 to Puerto Rico. But Price, who was appointed coach just a week ahead of the team’s departure, said their short-term and long-term preparation for the tournament was nothing compared to their opponents’, and that was always going to pose a major challenge. “The preparation period has to be taken into account, and we did not have enough sessions to prepare for this tournament. A lot of the players were making their first trip overseas, and it was the first the members were playing international football. We were playing against teams that play international football on a regular basis. So we were always at a disadvantage,” he said. The Jamaicans were placed in a tough division One with USA, Portugal and El Salvador, all seasoned teams at the age-group level. Although disappointed that they did not win a game or gain a point, Price thought there were a lot of positives in the experience. “It wasn’t the type of results that we wanted, but we have to take it as a learning curve and hope we keep these ladies together, in addition to the ladies in China in the exchange Under-15 programme. We have a group of about 40 we need to keep together and have them constantly in training so they can continue their development. “This augers well for the future as a lot of the young ladies that participated in the tournament are 12 and 13 years old,” Price explained. “As a matter of fact, one of the player is 11 years old. So it’s good to give them this exposure so they will be more advanced when they play the tournament next time. “In the future, if we are going to take our youth development seriously, we are going to have to play more games. We want more games for the young ladies so they can be exposed, improve their talent, and get a better understanding of the nuances of international football and really improve,” Price said.last_img read more

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“Youths in Natural Resources” visits Aurora Gold Mines

first_imgAs part of their scheduled learning experience, 16 young men and women participating in the Ministry of Natural Resources’ apprenticeship programme dubbed “Youths in Natural Resources” were given an up-close look at mining when they toured the mining and milling operations of the Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) on Wednesday, after accordingly being briefed by staffers of the company.Fatima Karim, an aspiring petroleum engineer, said the experience has left her somewhat uncertain about which of the natural resources’ industries she should choose to work in.The “Youths in Natural Resources” participants being briefed by AGM officials before touring the mines and mill“What this trip has done is that it has made me become more interested in the field of mining, and I’m thinking that maybe it has changed my career path,” Karim was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.Karim explained that she would like to develop a form of technology that would make mining environmentally safe. More importantly, this visit has clarified for her misconceptions in regard to the mining industry.“(Mining is) not a very environmentally dangerous (industry). They do their best to make sure that the environment is kept in the same (condition),” she opined.The AGM is one of the sponsors of this Ministry of Natural Resources’ inaugural apprenticeship programme. “We were very enthusiastic about participating in that programme, primarily because one of our mandates from a CSR (corporate social responsibility) perspective is to make an onboarding of skills and interests in the industry,” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Officer of AGM, Leon Roberts, said.“Youths in Natural Resources” is a three-week programme designed to reverse the negativity associated with the extractive sector, while simultaneously stimulating interest among young people in the work of the Ministry of Natural Resources.last_img read more

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Consultations on regional flags in limbo

first_img… as citizens show disinterest, reject ideaSeveral Regional Democratic Councils (RDC) are still finding it difficult to carry out consultations on the proposed regional flags and emblems, as many stakeholders are still in objection.While some regions have outrightly denounced any such move, those that have embraced it are finding its challenging to get the project off the ground.Back in 2015, Government through the Communities Ministry proposed the introduction of regional flags, positing that it depicted a representation of independence.On Thursday, several regional officials indicated to Guyana Times that they are not interested in the exercise and have not been holding consultations.In Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), officials there said the region has always been against the proposal and has not been dwelling on it. Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Conjah said there has not been any consultation on Government’s proposal.Specimens of the proposed regional flagsOver at Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), officials said they are not aware of any such consultation. At least nothing has been held at the level of the Council.Similar sentiments have been expressed by the Regional Vice Chairman of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Vice Chairman Denis DeRoop said the region is completely against flags. According to him, the concession is that the idea is promoting federalism, something that the region does not embrace. He said the proposal was sent to the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) which have all indicated they do no need regional flags.In Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Chairman Gordon Bradford said consultations have commenced and things have been going favourably well. He said the region has already identified its emblem, but is experiencing some small challenges as members of Amerindian communities are requesting that something more be added.In Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Vice Chairman Elroy Adolphus said the consultations are ongoing with no known hiccups.The proposed regional flags and emblems were presented at the inaugural meeting of the National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC).Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan had said that the intention was to start displaying the flags and emblems at Government buildings across the regions for public discourse and feedback.He said that consultations with stakeholders in the regions will discuss the flags, emblems and renaming the regions. He had pointed out that the decision would either be yes, no or later but, the RDCs would be expected to make a decision and they would have the opportunity out of a consultative process to identify what would be the desire of the region.The regional emblems along with the renaming of the 10 administrative regions are part of the Government’s efforts to foster regional empowerment and pride.The Minister reiterated that the flags presented are “not cast in stone” but are meant as specimens that may or may not be changed depending on the need arising from the discussions that would take place in the communities.All the colours of the regional flags are from the National Flag. The symbol on each regional flag denotes something that is famous to the respective region.The parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party had rejected Government’s proposal, noting that the Golden Arrowhead is the constitutional flag of Guyana and any other flag imposed on the country is contrary to the Constitution of the Republic of Guyana.last_img read more

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Shujaa to face Samurai in Safari 7s quarters

first_img0Shares0000Shujaa’s Mike Okello powers forward against Zambia at the Safari 7s. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Kenya’s core side Shujaa will take on Safari 7s defending champions Samurai in the Main Cup quarter finals on Sunday after they topped their group with a 100pc record, winning all their matches.Shujaa started off their campaign with an emphatic 31-0 whitewash of Zambia before they thrashed Russia Academy 41-0 before finishing off with a 19-7 victory over Blue Bulls. This will be the second Main Cup quarter of the day with South Africa’s Blitzboks taking on National Sevens Series overall champions KCB in the first last eight fixture of the day.The Boks led by Cecil Afrika whitewashed Burundi 61-0 in their opening game before coming from behind to beat Morans 17-12. They finished off their group phase with a slim 19-17 win over Uganda.Kenya’s second tier side the Morans who finished second in their pool behind South Africa will take on French outfit Seventise while Red Wailers tackle Russia Academy coached by Sevens legend Waisale Serevi in the final quarter final tie of the day.Morans’ only loss was against The Boks while they won 24-10 against Uganda and a 52-0 annihilation of Burundi.Meanwhile, Western Province coached by former Kenya 15s tactician Jerome Paarwater will play in the Challenge Trophy where they will face compatriots Blue Bulls.Neighbors Uganda who won only one match in their group take on Zimbabwe in the first game of the day, Zambia face Russian outfit Zastava while Spain will take on winless Burundi.Day Two Safari 7s fixtures:Challenge Trophy9:00 – Uganda vs Zimbabwe9:20 – Zambia vs Zastava9:40 – Spain vs Burundi10:00 – W. Province vs Blue BullsMain Cup10:20 – South Africa vs KCB10:40 – Shujaa vs Samurai11:00 – Seventise vs Morans11:20 – R. Wailers vs Russia Academy0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Can Jerry Springer really dance?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Talk show host Jerry Springer, record setting running back Emmitt Smith and actor Harry Hamlin were among the 11 celebrity performers named today by ABC for the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The other celebrity performers are pundit Tucker Carlson; actresses Monique Coleman (“High School Musical”), Vivica A. Fox and Shanna Moakler; singers Sara Evans and Willa Ford; former teen heartthrob Joey Lawrence and “Saved by the Bell” cast member turned talk show host Mario Lopez. The season premiere for “Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled for Sept. 12. “Dancing with the Stars” was television’s seventh-most watched series during the 2005-2006 season and ABC’s most-watched Thursday night series since the 1999-2000 season. Viewership for ABC increased in its Thursday 8-9:30 p.m. time period by 12 million viewers overall and 127 percent among viewers ages 18-49, the group ABC, Fox Broadcasting and NBC target, over the previous season.last_img read more

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace make first signing in January

first_img Erdal Rakip in action during his time at Malmo Crystal Palace have signed Benfica midfielder Erdal Rakip on loan until the end of the season.Rakip joined Benfica from Malmo only three weeks ago but has been allowed immediately to leave the Portugese club.He is Roy Hodgson’s first signing as Palace manager. Hodgson led Malmo to five consecutive league titles in the 1980s.A Sweden under-21 international, Rakip’s arrival at Selhurst Park will be particularly welcome given Ruben Loftus-Cheek could miss much of the second half of the season with an ankle injury.Rakip came through the youth system at Malmo and helped them win the Allsvenska, the Swedish league title, last term. He also has played 16 times in the Champions League.“I believe this is a league that suits me and my way of playing,” Rakip told the official club website.“It’s fast-paced and physically intense, and I’m a classic, balanced number six – a box-to-box player who runs up and down the field.“I hope to adapt quickly in order to help the team and show my qualities. I have been training since the season ended and I feel fit and ready to play straight away.”On Hodgson, Rakip added: “It will be an honour playing for Roy. He is a legend in Malmo and everyone know who he is.” 1last_img read more

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Hughes: Inverness display will provide buzz for the close season

first_imgInverness boss John Hughes said his side’s 4-0 win over Dundee was a performance “owed to the supporters”.Goals from Miles Storey, Danny Devine, Ross Draper and Richie Foran in the final half-hour sealed an emphatic win to close the season.Inverness fans have had a number of dull games to endure at home this season and it appeared to be heading the same way after the first half. However, a clinical second-half display ensured Caley Thistle took the points to seal seventh spot.Hughes said: “It is nice to finish best of the rest. We owed it to the supporters. “I thought we played very well in the first 30 minutes, then Dundee took over. But in the second half it was all us.“It’s nice to play that style of football and put goals on it. So to finish on that high gives everyone a buzz in the close season. I’m absolutely delighted.“That’s our style of play. It was good football and I think the players enjoy it.“I’ve really enjoyed working with these guys in terms of them buying into ideas. And we’ve brought success to the club. What we need to do is keep working at it, do it better, make it quicker.”last_img read more

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Harps preparing for long trip to Cobh on Saturday

first_imgFinn Harps will set off on this Saturday morning making the long journey south to take on Cobh Ramblers in the League of Ireland First Division (kick-off 7.45). That’s going to test the players even before they get out on the field at St. Colman’s Park. And the hosts have made a good start to the campaign with a draw and a win.Harps finally got their season up and running on Friday night with that 1-1 draw with Shelbourne at Finn Park. Manager Ollie Horgan expects to have Paddy McCourt back after he was ruled out of Monday’s EA Sports Cup game due to injury while new signing Eric Whelan may be included in the match day squad if he can prove his fitness following treatment for a groin strain. However, Gareth Harkin is out due to a knee problem.Horgan is also unsure of the availability of a couple of players who are experiencing difficulty getting off work to travel to Cobh.Harps will be looking for at least a draw against Cobh in order to keep in touch with the early pacesetters in Division 1. Manager Horgan says that getting anything out of St. Colman’s Park on Saturday evening will require a very disciplined performance from his players. “Cobh have made a good start to the league with a draw up in Longford and a win last weekend against Cabinteely. Dave Henderson and Stuart Ashton have done a good job there. They finished third in the First Division two years ago and second last year so that shows the calibre of the squad that Dave and Stuart have put together. It’s a young team who have lots of energy and are very committed. It has been a gradual development over the past couple of years and I think they will be challenging for promotion again this season. They will be looking to push on with another three points on Saturday night. Paul Hunt is a very good goalkeeper. Anthony McAlavey and Darren Murphy are two talented lads in midfield. We’re going to have improve a lot on our performance against Shelbourne and if we defend like we did against Mayo on Monday then it will be a long night for us. The lads know that conceding three goals like that is unacceptable so we will want to see a vast improvement defensively against Cobh. We’re also have to be ruthless with any chances we get as they are good all over the park” Horgan said. Injured: Gareth HarkinDoubtful: Eric WhelanSuspended: Nonelast_img read more

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Total Motivation and Its Effect on Employee Theft (CEC)

first_imgEmployee theft results when three areas intersect—opportunity, stress, and rationalization. When employees are not fully engaged with the success of their company, their coworkers, and their careers, they are more likely to engage in anti-social behavior such as theft.Lowering shrink due to employee theft is less about creating a zero-tolerance environment and hyper-awareness of the consequences of employee theft and more related to how motivated an employee is about their company and the work they are doing. This can be a challenge for retailers since many store-level positions are entry-level, low-wage jobs. However, with leadership and the right tools, a culture shift can occur among all employees.The husband and wife team of Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi speak to a total motivation (ToMo) culture in their book Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation and their company Vega Factor. ToMo is the psychological driver of adaptive performance. More simply, it’s a way to measure the reasons people work, which can predict how well they work.- Sponsor – In their research, they have found key factors that drive a ToMo culture, including such things as how enjoyable employees find their work, their understanding of the larger mission of the company, and their recognition of career-growth opportunities. Other motives to come to work, such as economic pressures, inertia to stay at the same company, and social pressure, although real, can detract from overall employee engagement.A high ToMo culture is a great indicator of employee performance, turnover rate, and yes, dishonesty. This is not a one-and-done activity but is reinforced through multiple channels. However, it must begin somewhere. CEC’s employee performance tool, CEC RetainTM, brings a new approach that assists businesses in building a ToMo culture. CEC Retain is an employee performance tool that helps businesses drive:Employee retentionEmployee engagementPersonal performanceTo learn more about CEC, visit correctiveeducation.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Facebook and RockMelt Team Up on Improved Version of Social Web Browser

first_imgBiggest New Features: Notifications, Messages, Friend Requests Built-in, Plus Better ChatAccording to RockMelt, one of the biggest feature requests was for tools to manage Facebook friend requests, messages and notifications right in the browser. This is now a notable new addition in RockMelt 3, where all three can be found at the top-left corner, similar to Facebook’s own website. You can also confirm friend requests and compose messages within the browser. Facebook Chat has been improved too, with a revamp of  the “Friend Edge” – the feature which displays your friend list alongside the browser window. Now this Friend Edge offers an expandable view where you can see your friends’ full names and pictures or even search the list by name. You can also scroll through the list or move the list to the other side of the browser if you prefer. Special Version of Facebook.com Designed for RockMeltOne of the more interesting new features is the new version of Facebook.com that is displayed when you visit the website from RockMelt. Built with Facebook’s help, this new, simplified website removes all redundancies, such as the Friend Requests, Messages, Notifications and friend lists, which are just displayed in RockMelt.Other FeaturesIn total, there are 31 new features in the update, including the following:Brand New Friend EdgeExpandable View with names and favorite statusScrollable Friend EdgeSwappable Friend Edge and App EdgeFriend search in Friend EdgeChat status can now be changed to online / offline even easierOption to hide offline friendsImproved context menu when right-clicking friendsUnified View of Friends: Favorite Friends and Other Friends now shown togetherDrag-and-drop to remove or add friends to FavoritesConfirm and reject Friend Requests addedView and reply to Messages addedSee Notifications and the associated item of interest (status updates, links, or photos)Universal chat experience from RockMelt – no more duplicate chat windows and friend listsInitiating chats on Facebook.com will open chats in RockMeltUniversal Friend Requests, Messages and Notifications right in RockMelt – no more duplicates on Facebook.comNew Facebook App with Photo Album ViewerQuick access to your own Facebook ProfileBetter Chat with Previous chat history now shown when chatting with friends, improved notification when chats are received and a simplified chat windowEasy status updaterOne-click Quiet Mode buttonTwitter: Option for growl and taskbar notifications for incoming tweets(Mac) Scrollable App Edge so you can get updates from even more Apps(Mac) Share ImprovementsQuick image picker – just click on the embedded image to see all the ones that can be selectedLink titles and descriptions can now be edited Facebook’s Involvement?Facebook’s involvement with RockMelt, however, begins and ends with this collaboration. The company has no plans to help distribute the Web browser to its end users, Ethan Beard, director of platform partnerships told The New York Times. That means that RockMelt will rely on word-of-mouth and its own marketing to spread to new users, which will be a challenge. Many don’t even know what a Web browser is, as Google sadly discovered, much less how to download a new one.It’s also unclear if RockMelt is truly solving a problem here. Is Facebook actually a better experience as a Web browser than as a website? Or is it more of a distraction? Does it do anything better than the website itself, or does it just do it differently?Despite its high-profile backers – RockMelt was funded by Netscape co-founder Marc Andreesen – it’s not the first company to attempt a “social” Web browsing experience. Flock, a one-time up-and-comer in this same space recently failed, and support for both its Firefox and Chrome-based versions was shut down in April of this year.  While Flock had a number of other challenges, too, one was simply that it failed to convince users that social networking needed to be integrated with the browser itself. Whether RockMelt will go the same route is yet to be seen. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Browsers#Facebook#Social Web#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… RockMelt, the “social Web browser” built on top of Chromium, the open source version of Google’s Chrome browser, has now partnered with Facebook on a new version, RockMelt Beta 3, out today. The updated software includes over 30 new features, including improved Facebook Chat and notifications, and a smart feature that knows when you’re on Facebook.com. When Facebook.com is detected, RockMelt will deliver a more streamlined appearance where certain Facebook features are removed from the website and displayed within the Web browser itself. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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