‘Insulting and disrespectful’ – Brown slams JFF for US$100-a-day offer

first_img POOR OFFER There will be no sixth time as national coach for Carl Brown. Sixty-five-year-old Brown, who was last week named as one of the men being eyed to replace German Winfried Schaefer as head coach of the men’s senior national football team for two Caribbean Cup matches on October 5 and 11, told The Gleaner yesterday that he will not take up the offer. “I am not available,” Brown told The Gleaner in response to a query about him accepting the offer to return as national coach on an interim basis, with another former national coach Theodore Whitmore as his deputy. The reason for rejecting the offer was the disrespect meted out to him by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). “I am very disappointed with the whole approach of the JFF. Captain (Horace Burrell) called me on the subject and I told him I would get back to him on the matter as I had to have a conversation with the people with whom I work. Following that discussion, I called him back three times and got no answer. Not only that, but I did not receive a return (call),” explained the man who captained Jamaica as a player and who played an integral part in Jamaica’s historic qualification for the 1998 France World Cup. “The following day, I received an email with what I can only call an insulting and disrespectful offer. It was really low and I did not know that I would see the day when the JFF would sink to this point,” said Brown. “The letter, which said it was following up on my discussion with Captain Burrell, only offered me US$100 per day for the duration of the agreement. There was nothing about how I would get to Jamaica, nothing about accommodation. Nothing!” A part of the letter, which appeared over the signature of general secretary Raymond Grant, read: “Dear Mr. Brown: This letter serves to confirm your discussion with the President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell, to engage your services as head coach for the national senior men’s team, for the imminent two games of the 2016 CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup scheduled for October 5 and 11, 2016. In preparation for the two games mentioned above, most of the players are expected to arrive in the island on 3 October 2016 and will be available for the duration ending 12 October 2016. For the period of your engagement, you will receive: – One Hundred United States Dollars (US$100.00) per day – Access to office and meeting space at the JFF Secretariat…” “This is nothing but disrespect and a disgrace,” Brown fumed. Brown said that at his base in Florida, he would just need to work with just four children for an hour to exceed that amount. “It was not about the money. It is the level of disrespect. They would have never sent off an email like this to Rene Simoes or any other foreign coach they are seeking to engage. “Every time the Jamaica team is in a hole, I am the one they always send for and I have never failed. It has been about five times and I have never failed,” added Brown, who led Jamaica to their first-ever regional title with the 1991 Cup, then the Shell Cup and followed that up with a semi-final place in the 1993 Gold Cup. Brown, who worked with Brazilians Simoes and Sebastiao Lazaroni as coaches of the national team, as well as on his own at different points, said that a year ago he made an offer to work with a local-based Jamaica team for free. “About a year ago, I saw (Lincoln) Happy Sutherland at breakfast and I told him to speak to the powers that be for me to be given permission to assemble and prepare a local squad and I would do it for free, but nothing happened. This was because I saw what was happening with my country’s football and wanted to help. “But this is it for me and them. That email has taken everything out of me. I want to have nothing to do with them again. This is the lowest I have felt,” Brown vented.last_img read more

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

first_imgFILE – This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)LAS VEGAS — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California.The projects developed by Curry’s company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes.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 crownNo specific projects were announced Monday, but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal “to affect the world positively.”Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

L$80,000 Loan Scheme for Women in JJY

first_imgAs part of its efforts to empower local market women in the J. J. Y.Gardnersville Township in District #12 in Montserrado County, the ‘Friends of Dr. George Beyan Semah’ has launched a women’s empowerment loan scheme in the township.Presenting the L$80,000 to the township, during the launch of the program held at the Bishop Tue Institute in Gardnersville, its chairman D. Findesco Lama said the scheme was in response to numerous appeals by market women in the district.According to Mr. Lama, the loan scheme is a pilot project to benefit eight women that would be selected in the township.He said the beneficiaries will be increased to eleven if those who have been selected to use for the first six months live up to expectation.In response, Madam Ella Swean, chairlady of the J.J.Y Gardnersville Market Women Association, thanked the ‘Friends of Dr. George Beyan Semah’ for coming to their aid.“We are very happy and we want to say thanks for coming to help us in this community. We are going to use the money wisely, so that other women will benefit from it,” she noted.Eight market women in the J. J.Y Gardnersville Township will benefit from the scheme and repay the money, to be divided among them in six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES

first_imgFIXTURES.Donegal v Tyrone in Brewster Park EnniskillenSat  2 30pm. Killybegs v N.Padraig LiffordSun 12pm Convoy.St. Nauls v N.Brid/Pettigo,Sun 11 at Tirconaill Park Donegal. !3 a side 19th June ,Four Masters v Termon,Moville v St. Eunans,Glenfin v Mc Cumhaills,Intermediate. N.Columba v Dungloe,Ardara v Robert Emmets,Malin v St Mary Convoy,Results Glenfin 6-8 Termon 4-8,Donegal and Cavan Senior ladies played a friendly on Sunday morning inwhich the girls from Tirconaill won easily witout those girls doingtheir le3aving and the three girls who went to America last week forthe summer Karen Feeney, Deirdre Foley and Eilish Ward.the score wasDonegal 3–11 Cavan 0-5. The three goal scorers for Donegal were EmerGallagher,Roisin (Yankee )Friel,and Ursula Leonard.All the points werescored by the forwards and the manager Eamonn O’ Boyle was verypleased with those who participated considering all the changes he hadto make on the day but he hopes to have a full squad out againstTyrone in the Champioship on Saturday.—Paddy CollLADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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 ladies gaa noteslast_img read more

BRIAN’S PICTURES ARE ‘SNAPPED UP’ FROM HERE TO HONG KONG!

first_imgPeople have literally flocked from around the world to get their hands on a very special souvenir of Donegal’s All Ireland win.Yesterday we revealed how well-known photographer Brian McDaid had produced a limited edition of a signed and framed picture of the Donegal team complete with official seal. And within just hours of the news getting out, the 200 pieces of wonderful merchandise was sold out.Brian revealed the call started at 7am and came from as far away as Hong Kong after Donegal Daily featured the story.“We have had an amazing response – literally from the four corners of the globe.“They’re practically all gone and probably will be by the time you print this. The reaction has been amazing,” said Brian, who owns the Picture Gallery. BRIAN’S PICTURES ARE ‘SNAPPED UP’ FROM HERE TO HONG KONG! was last modified: November 13th, 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:Brian McDaiddonegaliimited editionpictureslast_img read more

REVEALED: DONEGAL TD PROPOSES MASSIVE PAY CUT FOR POLITICIANS

first_imgSinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD will this afternoon seek to introduce a Bill to the Dáil that would dramatically cut payments and salaries to politicians, donegaldaily can reveal. The Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011 seeks to impose pay cuts of up to 30% on senior office holders including the Taoiseach and Tánaiste.The Bill also seeks to abolish outright an additional nine types of payment including allowances for group leaders, whips and committee chairs.Speaking in advance of introducing the Bill Deputy Doherty told donegaldaily: “There has been a dramatic decline in the disposable income of the vast majority of people in recent years. Unemployment is rising and wages are falling at a time of rising inflation and interest rates hikes.“Many families are now at breaking point. Against this backdrop the Government is proposing to reduce the pay of more than 300,000 of the state’s lowest paid workers through a so-called reform of the JLC system. “All the while elected politicians, Government members and Oireachtas office holders continue to receive salaries many times above the pay of the majority of workers.“In the current economic climate there is a need for those of us who are elected to public office to show leadership. If there are sacrifices to be borne then we should be in the front line of making those sacrifices.”The Donegal TD will try to introduce a Bill that would dramatically reduce the gross pay of TDs, Senator’s and all political office holders in the Oireachtas.The Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011 would cut the Taoiseach’s pay by 30%, the Tánaiste’s pay by 28%, Ministers’ pay by 27% and the Ceann Comhairle’s pay by 36%.In addition the Bill seeks to reduce pay to Ministers of State and other office holders on a scale ranging from 20% to 31% and to cut the basic salary of TDs and Senators by 19% and 9% respectively.Deputy Doherty went on: “The additional allowances paid to Government ministers and senior Oireachtas office holders are quite frankly outrageous. For example, many people will be shocked to learn that the Ceann Comhairle, in addition to his generous TDs salary, receives an additional €98,745 per year.“This is three times the average starting pay of a primary school teacher. When the Ceann Comhairle’s TD salary is included he earns six times the salary of a primary school teacher. “There are also a further nine types of payments detailed in the Bill including whips, group leaders and committee chairs. There is simply no justification for these payments to continue and the Bill proposes their abolition.“Some TDs from both government and opposition parties will argue that Government members and Oireachtas office holders pay has been cut in recent years. Some senior office holders were subject to two cuts under the previous government and an additional voluntary cut from the current government.“However a TD continues to earn at least three times the average industrial wage while the Taoiseach, even after his 6.6% voluntary salary reduction in April of this year, earns 5.5% of the average.“Considering the exceptionally high starting point for Irish politicians pay when compared with our EU counterparts the cuts introduced to date are simply not enough. MORE DETAILS FROM THE BILL ARE BELOW:Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas MembersBill 2011 – Table of Salary Adjustments|——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Position          | Current Pay   | Reduced Pay      | % Reduction      ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Taoiseach         | 200,000       | 139,872          | 30%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Tainiste          |184,405        | 132,354          | 28%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Minister          |169,275        | 123, 497         | 27%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Minister of State |130,042        | 103,538          | 20%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Ceann Comhairle   |191, 417       | 121, 532         | 36%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Leas-Cheann       |139,266        | 95,772           | 31%              || Comhairle         |               |                  |                  ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Cathoirleach      |137,038        | 94, 333          | 31%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Leas-Cathoirleach |117,101        | 85, 616          | 27%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| TD                |92,672         | 75, 064          | 19%              ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| Senator           |65,621         | 59, 978          | 9%               ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|| All others        |3,000 – 19,000 | 0,000            | 100%             || (leaders, whips,  |               |                  |                  || committee chairs, |               |                  |                  || see below)        |               |                  |                  ||——————-+—————+——————+——————|Note: The above figures include the basic TD salary & the additionpayment for holding the listed office.Note: An electronic copy of the Bill is available on request.Note: The nine payments to office holders in the Seanad and Dáil whichthe Bill proposes to abolish are: Government whip, Assistant governmentwhip, Opposition party’s whips, Opposition party assistant whips, Leaderof the House, Deputy Leader of the House, Opposition leaders,Chairpersons of Oireachtas Committees and Commission members. REVEALED: DONEGAL TD PROPOSES MASSIVE PAY CUT FOR POLITICIANS was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:Pearse Doherty TDlast_img read more

EDUCATION MINISTER CANNOT IGNORE TEACHERS’ CONCERNS – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil has urged the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn not to dismiss genuine concerns of teachers about the severe impact of cuts to frontline education services.Speaking after attending the annual conferences of the INTO, ASTI and TUI this week, the party’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue expressed concern about the increasingly fractious relationship between teachers and the Minister.He commented: “Teachers are angry about the litany of broken promises on education from the Labour Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn and his government. “They feel the Minister has failed to take on board their genuine concerns about cuts to frontline education services, cuts to supports for children with special needs, cuts to small schools, cuts to guidance counsellors and savage cuts to the pay of graduate teachers. They feel that their best interests and the best interests of the children they teach are simply not being represented at government level.“We have already seen how the government’s refusal to listen to members of the gardaí has caused an unprecedented crisis in our garda force. This dismissive approach has proved extremely harmful and it cannot be used on teachers and other frontline public service workers. Minister Quinn must start listening, taking on board the genuine concerns of teachers and ensuring that they are consulted on reforms of the education system.“I am also urging Minister Quinn not to proceed with his blind attack on small schools. Not only do these schools provide an excellent standard of education in the vast majority of cases, they are also the heart of their communities. Any policy to force amalgamations and remove the local school from a community must be resisted.”  EDUCATION MINISTER CANNOT IGNORE TEACHERS’ CONCERNS – McCONALOGUE was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:Charlie McConalogue TDEDUCATION MINISTER CANNOT IGNORE TEACHERS’ CONCERNS – McCONALOGUEteaching unionslast_img read more

DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA

first_imgDD DEAL OF THE DAY: Fancy a night in with a great pizza and a superb movie?That’s what is on offer at Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny this evening.Order any cooked Pizza from the Deli from 5pm and you can choose a DVD from the store’s movie kiosk!  DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA was last modified: November 30th, 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) Tags:DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRAlast_img read more

Bond measure making the grade

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’m very encouraged. You don’t do a final count until it’s done, but I think it indicates the strength of people wanting to say we want our kids to have more seats,” Romer said. “It says, We see progress, we see we’re three-fourths done, let’s finish the job.” The $3.985 billion construction bond measure – the fourth and largest put before Los Angeles voters – would allow the 727,000-student district to complete its $14 billion construction program, which includes the construction of 160 schools and the renovation of hundreds more by 2012. District officials say the measure is key to easing overcrowding, improving an alarming dropout rate and narrowing the achievement gap between white and Latino and African-American students. Roughly $1.6 billion would go to building 25 schools – including five in the San Fernando Valley. District officials say the additional seats would allow them to end year-round classes and cap middle school enrollment at 2,000 students. The improvements at the district come at a cost to Los Angeles property owners, whose school portion of the property tax is greater than in any other California city, said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association. The owner of a home with an assessed value of $500,000 would pay $720 annually by 2009 compared with $425 now – or roughly the average yearly premium for homeowner’s insurance. The property tax assessment for just the previous three bond measures will total about $113 next year per $100,000 of assessed valuation, district officials project. That is expected to increase to $138 in 2009. Over its 25-year life, the Measure Y bond measure would add an average of about $27 annually per $100,000 assessed value of a home, said Glenn Gritzner, special assistant to the superintendent. “Obviously, if it passes, we’re disappointed. We believe that education is still a top priority, however this is the fourth bond measure that LAUSD has proposed and we do not believe they have adequately demonstrated efficient use of taxpayer dollars on education,” said Coupal, who along with the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association and the United Organization of Taxpayers, is a key opponent of the measure. “If it passes, then this would be a massive new property tax on the homeowners of Los Angeles,” he said. Critics of the bond measure said enrollment is on a decline at the district and that officials had not spent all the money from the previous three measures. District voters have already approved three construction bond measures since 1997 totaling $9.6 billion: $3.87 billion in 2004, $3.35 billion in 2002 and $2.4 billion in 1997. Since 2002, the district has completed 23,423 new classroom seats, more than 10,000 repair projects, and 24 schools. The district is also on track to open 32 additional schools in the 2005-06 school year. But getting the bond measure on the ballot seemed to be a hard sell, with the school board finally agreeing in late July to put it on the ballot. With about three months to raise funds, the campaign compiled about $1.2 million with an additional $175,000 in pledges, Gritzner said – short of the approximately $2 million each of the three previous bond measures raised. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles Unified took a strong lead Tuesday night in its ambitious effort to win passage of its fourth bond measure in eight years, a nearly $4 billion measure that would provide for new schools, modernization of old ones as well as basic maintenance and other needs. If approved by 55 percent of the voters, Measure Y would enable the nation’s second-largest school district to build 25 more schools and renovate hundreds more and put an end to year-round classes and crosstown busing. Combined with the three previously approved bond measures, Measure Y would increase property taxes to fund public schools by about 70 percent over the next four years. Superintendent Roy Romer said the early support appeared to counter opponents’ criticism that the district had been inefficient in spending the $9.6 billion from the previous three bonds and shouldn’t be trusted again. last_img read more

Council dresses down panelist for decision

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I think Mr. Humphreville made a mistake, a substantial error,” Mayor Jef Vander Borght said at the meeting. “The bottom line is, his brother worked for this entity … Now, does that reach the level of my wanting to remove him? At this point, … the answer is no.” Councilman Todd Campbell said he has strong respect for Humphreville but feels he made an error in judgment. “I don’t know if I’m at the point where I’d want to remove him,” he said. “But I certainly think that it would be important for the credibility of the Planning Board and for the people who feel there may have been an injustice done that he provide an explanation.” Humphreville, a sales instructor for a commercial real estate and advertising businesses, did not attend Tuesday’s meeting. He said he looks forward to airing his side at a council meeting to be set next month. Before the vote, he did inquire of the City Attorney’s Office about whether potential conflicts existed. Senior Assistant City Attorney Mary Riley told him that because he had no financial stake in the business, he would not be breaking state fair political practice laws. BURBANK – A city Planning Board member has come under fire from the City Council because he voted for a controversial chicken restaurant even though his brother was the owner’s business partner. Dan Humphreville voted this summer to approve a conditional-use permit for the California Chicken Cafe, a project that was eventually killed by the council after residents complained about increased traffic and raised concerns about possible conflicts by the board member. His brother, Bill Humphreville, managed Chicken Cafes in Westwood and Santa Monica and shared in the profits. Dan Humphreville had several phone conversations with the Chicken Cafe owner, one of which was just days before the Planning Board hearing, according to a memo released Wednesday by the City Attorney’s Office. Questions surrounding his actions came to a head Tuesday night at the council meeting, where officials gave him a dressing down. But Riley also told him he would have to decide whether his connection to the cafe would influence his vote. “I did not believe there was a conflict,” said Humphreville, who has served on the board for three years and was appointed by the council. “It was coincidental that the applicant that was in front of us happened to be one in which my own brother shares a business arrangement, limited to two stores on the Westside.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 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