INCREASING PORTION If you’re planning to attend ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium from March 15 to 19, you’ll need a ticket. Colleen Montague, the head of ISSA’s Champs planning committee, told Champs Watch this week how to purchase the most sought-after tickets in local sport. Regarding tickets to the Stadium grandstand, Mrs Montague said the first step is to place an order. That is done via email to email@example.com. “Once that is placed, we try to facilitate as many persons as we can,” she outlined. “Depending on the availability of tickets and if you order, say five, we will proceed to inform you if we can supply you with the five tickets, based on your request and what we have available.” General ticket sales start at 8 a.m. on March 12, the Saturday before Champs at the stadium’s ticket office. As in previous years, sales will continue at the Stadium throughout the days of Champs from March 15 to 19. Asked how many grandstand tickets are available, she said, “It varies, and there’s no definitive number as to what is available for spectators because it is dependent on the requests that have been already filled by the email order, and it’s dependent on the number of complimentary tickets that we have available to the pool.” She dispelled the notion that sponsors are getting an ever increasing portion of the tickets to the grandstand. “We don’t give the sponsors any more tickets than we have in our contractual arrangements which are set over a period of time, so the sponsors are not the main takers of tickets in no way, form or fashion,” she continued. Especially because income from Champs and schoolboy football funds 13 other high-school sports which are not sponsored, Mrs Montague is hoping Champs will be well attended. She recounted that in 2015, on the final day of the event, tickets to the National Stadium bleachers were sold out. “It certainly promises to be a full Stadium. Certainly, on the Saturday. We hope it will spread across the other days,” she added. She pinpointed the popular Friday-evening session of finals, which include the 400 metres hurdles and the 100 metres. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.
View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title That eased the challenges he faced in the first year.Among them, was the continued perception of dwindling interest in the league, a topic that resurfaces each time a playdate is filled with empty seats.That, and other problems, will continue to hound the league next year, but Marcial said having a united board would make finding solutions easier.“Having a united board behind you was a big help. I wouldn’t have made it to the end of the year of not for the PBA board,” he said.Marcial pointed out that his hardest challenge was—and continues to be—how to improve officiating.“On one hand, referees are humans. They make and will make mistakes. But on the other hand, the lifeline of the PBA is its fans and fans have to be happy with the way games are called,” Marcial said.“It’s really difficult but I believe we’ve done our best to find ways to improve officiating,” he added. “And we will never stop improving.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But those challenges also made it rewarding.”He refuses to officially call it a year just yet, even as the recent Rookie Draft should have technically signaled the start of his second season. There are still a couple of things to sort out before he can focus on his second year as commissioner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere is the looming trade that would send star big man JP Erram from Blackwater to NLEX, a deal which has been sent back to the teams for revision and will be inspected again next week before it can be approved by the commissioner’s office.And then there is the growing concern over players going Awol, which have sometimes resulted in trades. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Willie Marcial addresses the crowd during the Rookie Draft. —Sherwin VerdeleonHis voice raspy after battling fever in the 40s due to a viral respiratory infection, Willie Marcial took a deep breath before taking a look back at the year that was.“It was difficult, very difficult,” said the PBA commissioner in Filipino at the end of his first year at the helm of the pro league. “There were so many challenges.”ADVERTISEMENT Alab PH ends year with a bang, nips Singapore Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 “We’re looking into that already,” Marcial said. “It’s a concern, especially when it seems that players and teams can’t agree on something. But the board is going to put things in place to prevent more of this from happening in the future.”Among the players who have gone Awol are Calvin Abueva, who was immediately traded by Alaska to Phoenix, and Raymond Almazan, who had a falling out with Rain or Shine management before they sorted out their problems.Marcial was appointed commissioner of the league and was generally seen as a “healing commissioner” at a time when a divided board looked headed for an impasse that would have affected the opening of last season.Marcial, who started out with the television outfit that used to cover the PBA, Vintage Sports, worked his way up the league’s ladder before finally landing the top spot.“That was my advantage the whole year,” he said. “I know almost everybody in the league so when it came to making tough decisions, it was easy to talk to officials.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia
The Civil Law Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice has upheld the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict against Access Bank, a major financial institution in the country, ordering it to pay US$56,950 and LD$75,000, as damages for the disgraceful and shameful humiliation Mr. Emmett Yarkpa suffered, at the hands of the bank.Yarkpa is the owner of Tristar Video Club situated in New Georgia Estate, Gardnersville, outside Monrovia.He filed a complaint against the bank, alleging that his business in July 2013 executed a credit contract along with a security contract with Access Bank for US$2,000 with 6% interest rate per month and that the said amount was a working capital.Consequently, Yarkpa claimed, the total principal, interest and penalty amount he should have paid to the bank in nine months’ installment regarding the credit contract was US$2,719.84, and the actual amount he paid from August 2013 up to and including April 2014 was US$2,623.93, remaining US$95.91.He said he was amazed that employees of the bank in July 2014 walked into his video club and seized all of his equipment, including two Epson projectors, one black Dell Laptop, 34-inch Sony television, three DVD players, amongst others.He claimed that the bank’s action made him to suffer several injuries, pains, mental anguish and agony because he could not feed his children, aged mother, brother and sisters due to the disgraceful and shameful humiliation.After hearing and determining the fact in the matter the jury found the bank guilty and recommended that they must be made to pay US$1,950 and LD$75,000 as special damages, US$30,000 as general damages and US$25,000 as punitive damages, totaling US$56,950 and LD$75,000 respectively.Judge Peter W. Gbeneweleh upheld the verdict and subsequently denied the bank’s request not to accept the jury’s verdict, requesting for a new trial.Upholding the jury’s unanimous verdict, Judge Gbeneweleh said, “Considering the pleading of the parties (the bank and Yarkpa lawyers) in this action, taking due note of the evidence produced during the hearing of this matter, and in view of the unanimous verdict of liable as returned by the jury, the court adjudged the defendant liable in this case in the amount of US$1,950 and LD$75,000 as special damages, US$30,000 as general damages and US$25,000 as punitive damages.”Besides, Judge Gbeneweleh added the defendant’s management cannot be the complaining party and at the sometime the judge to complain and gave itself justice through wanton and reckless means.“We agreed that Yarkpa was in breach of the terms and conditions of the contract, but no one cannot correct wrong with another wrong,” he explained.According to him, punitive damages are generally described as damages which are given in enhancement merely of the ordinary damages of the wanton, reckless, malicious or oppressive character the acts complained beyond the actual damages suffered in the case’Therefore, the Civil Law Court Judge said, “punitive damages are allowed as punishment of the defendant and as deterrent to others.”Explaining whether Yarkpa deserved special damages, Judge Gbeneweleh said that the requirement for establishing damages is that it must be pleaded.“Yarkpa pleaded the original receipts of the seized and confiscated business equipment. He also annexed prior income generated from his video club for four months to be able to project the income that he lost up and including the time of the filing of his complaint.” Judge Gbeneweleh disclosed, adding, “Those pleaded instruments were duly testified to, identified, marked by court and confirmed by Yarkpa during the direct examination.“The defendant’s illegal, arbitrary, wanton, wicked and reckless conduct by entering Yarkpa’s video club,” the judge continued, “without any representative of him, seized, confiscated and took possession of his business equipment and remained in possession of same without due process.“The value of the equipment seized is one hundred percent of the debt owed the defendant bank.”He therefore ordered the clerk of the court to issue a bill of cost, having the same placed in the hands of the sheriff by the parties and approval by the court and thereafter for satisfaction of the defendant.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One of the three men who were nabbed by Police with a gun and ammunition in their possession was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Troy Lowe, 40, of Sophia, Greater Georgetown denied the charges of possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition without being a licence holder.The first charge stated that on September 24, 2018 at Queenstown, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the licensed holder of same. The other charge stated that on the said date and location, Lowe also had in his possession five live rounds of ammunition.According to facts presented in the court, a plain-clothes rank noticed Lowe and two other men acting in a suspicious manner about 16:30h in Queenstown and approached them. He conducted a search of their person, and the firearm and ammunition were found.In court on Wednesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness of the charge and nature of the offence. As a result, Magistrate Azore refused bail and remanded Lowe to prison. The case will continue on October 24, 2018.
Delegates at the Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition say the Upstream Update Forum on November 25th at the Pomeroy Hotel was ‘a resounding success by every measure.’Over 100 delegates from industry, business, government, First Nations and communities attended.The morning keynote address was delivered by Dr. Charles Jago, former President of UNBC and current Chair of the Northern Health Authority. Jago spoke of how northeastern BC communities have the potential to see their future go two drastically different ways, and this future can be controlled by actions taken now.- Advertisement -The afternoon keynote address was by Global BC’s former Asian bureau chief Jas Johal, who is now the Director of Communications for BC LNG Alliance. His speech highlighted that worldwide demand for natural gas will continue for decades as we slowly transition to wind and solar and slowly diminish dependence on fossil fuels such as coal.Garry Oker of Doig River First Nations said in his welcoming remarks, “Our ancestors spoke of coming together to hear our voices so that each voice in our community can be heard and that any benefit, anything we do is for the people — that is what this is about how are we able to improve the quality of life for everyone?”“Our 1st Upstream Update Forum exceeded our expectations for attendance and participation by people from every community in the Northeast,” said Executive Director of NEBC Resource Municipalities Coalition Colin Griffith. “It is obvious that the Province and industry place a high value on being attentive to the challenges and issues faced by the communities and citizens in Northeastern BC.”Advertisement Mayors Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John, Rob Fraser of the District of Taylor, and Bill Streeper of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality were all present to speak at panels at the forum.Stewart Muir, the Executive Director of Resource Works wrote in his recent newsletter,“Thanks to the North East BC Resource Municipalities Coalition for giving me and Resource Works a platform on Tuesday to address the NEBC Upstream Update Forum in Fort St. John (via Skype).I was privileged to also be a speaker at their debut event just over one year ago. Since that time, their comprehensive study of the region’s economy has brought new understanding of what needs to be done to ensure that the benefits of the resource economy are shared equally and widely.”Advertisement Photos are available on the website for the Coalition.
The latest intervention from Ferguson, who has made a remarkable recovery from the brain haemorrhage he suffered last May, came at the behest of Solskjaer and took place at the training ground.The squad are presently in Dubai for a training camp ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur which represents a real test for Solskjaer to maintain his perfect record of five wins in five matches.“He (Ferguson) told the lads that this group will make United dominant and successful again,” the source told The Sun.“He said that he believes in them and he wants them to enjoy themselves and to fight hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch.”Ferguson told the players that in Solskjaer — who has put a smile back on the players faces since the departure of the volatile Mourinho — they could look forward to happier times.Solskjaer and Ferguson know each other well as the Norwegian played under him for 11 years, accruing many trophies including six Premier League titles and the 1999 Champions League trophy.“He also told them that the club is in good hands and he promised them that it will become bigger and better in the years to come and they will be part of this success,” the source said.“The players believe that there are some good times ahead.”Although Solskjaer has been appointed as a stop gap till the end of the season — Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino remains the bookmakers favourite for the full-time post — the players are keen according to the Daily Mirror he gets the job.Solskjaer could do himself no end of good in pursuit of the job by landing a trophy this term with United still involved in the Champions League and the FA Cup, though, they were drawn away to Premier League rivals Arsenal in Monday’s fourth round draw.“The players want to repay Sir Alex for his support and kind words and are determined to win something for him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season,” the source said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s legendary former manager Alex Ferguson gave the players a rousing speech promising them success lay ahead under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP / ANDREW YATESLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 8 – Manchester United’s legendary former manager Alex Ferguson delivered a rousing call to arms to the players, insisting they could make the club successful again, a source close to the Premier League team told The Sun.The 77-year-old Scot — who guided United to numerous trophies including two Champions League titles during his 27-year reign — has played an increasingly prominent role since former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became interim manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Are you ready for the Warehouse Bar and Kitchen?After months of extensive renovations at Gallaghers Hotel, Main Street, Letterkenny, the McGettigan Group have announced a new dining and entertainment concept, Warehouse Bar + Kitchen, which will open its doors to the public this Wednesday.The McGettigan Group is a family-run business of hotels, bars and restaurants. Founded by Letterkenny native, Jim McGettigan, the group is headed up by Jim’s son and CEO, Dennis McGettigan.Located in the centre of Letterkenny – at the site formerly known as Milan nightclub – the venue is spread across two floors, and 9,000 square feet. “The timing of our launch couldn’t be better. There is so much happening in Letterkenny and Donegal over the summer. We have amazing bands and live music lined up, catering to all tastes from rock, to pop and old school classics,” says McGettigan Group CEO, Dennis McGettigan.The venue’s interior design takes its inspiration from industrial factories and warehouses from bygone years. Pipes and ceilings are left exposed to create a real industrial feel, shelves are filled with vintage beer bottles while huge wooden ale barrels are scattered throughout.A large steel-iron staircase leads up to an open rooftop garden area which features a retractable roof to suit all weather conditions. Guests can enjoy their drinks and enjoy a bird’s eye view of all the hustle and bustle of the main street. The bar will feature an open-air kitchen where patrons can watch the culinary staff in action, which will serve a tapas-style menu, designed by the group’s brilliant executive chef Derek Flynn.“I wanted to create food that lends itself to a good time, dishes that can be shared amongst friends. There’s no reason why the food can’t be as good and complex as a high-end restaurant, even though it is served in more casual surroundings and at an affordable price,” says executive chef Derek Flynn.A key focus of Warehouse Kitchen + Bar, is its impressive cocktail menu which has been designed by bar manager, Mark Kelly who has an extensive background in mixology. Hailing from Dublin, Kelly brings over 14 years experience with him having worked in some of Ireland’s finest nightlife venues. The menu has been designed with a focus on classic cocktails that are loved internationally – reflecting tastes at home and abroad. Drinks such as daiquiris and Mojitos will be on offer as well as signature creations.“Our team has created an impressive selection of innovative drinks, that use premium spirits and fresh ingredients. We offer a range of classic choices, but also focus on more unusual concoctions,” says Warehouse bar + Kitchen’s manager, Mark Kelly.Over the coming months, customers can expect to be entertained by top artists from all around Ireland, DJs and up-and-coming bands.The McGettigan’s Group are proprietors of the Clanree hotel in Letterkenny which is home to McGettigan’s bar as well as hotels and bars in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and further afield in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York and Singapore. JOBS BOOST FOR LETTERKENNY AS NEW WAREHOUSE BAR AND KITCHEN OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY was last modified: July 3rd, 2016 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:donegalletterkennyMcGettigan’sWarehouse Bar and Kitchen
The owner of one of Donegal’s largest refuse companies has ben allowed another six months to pay almost €40,000 in fines to Donegal County Council.Mr Jim FerryJim Ferry, the owner of Ferry’s Refuse, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today seeking more time to pay the fines. The fines relate to a fine and costs to Donegal County Council arising out of a court case in October 2013.Ferry was found guilty of the illegal disposal of household waste at Doire Ui Frill, Falcarragh, on June 10th, 2010 following a there day trial.He was fined €12,000, given a six month suspended sentence and ordered to pay costs of over €30,000 to Donegal County Council.The case followed an extensive undercover investigation by Donegal County Council.On Monday, Judge Paul Kelly was shown covert video recordings showing Ferry’s distinctive green and yellow bin lorry dumping waste in pre-excavated holes in a field across from his mother’s house in June 2010.The recordings were made by Donegal County Council’s Waste Enforcement Officer, Mr Dearn McClintock, who was taken to the isolated location by an anonymous member of the public.A subsequent geophysical study found that an estimated 1,000 cubic metres of rubbish was buried in the area.Mr Ferry’s solicitor told the court today that a total of €39,750 in fines are still to b paid to Donegal County Council.Judge Paul Kelly said he was not sure if he had the jurisdiction to allow extra time but adjourned the case until November 16th to see how the payment of fines went.REFUSE COLLECTOR HAS CASE TO PAY €40,000 FINE ADJOURNED was last modified: May 18th, 2015 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)
Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder #SUI ARE OUT!!! Shaqiri announced soon?? pic.twitter.com/OnayYcx9t6— SM19 (@DangerousMane) July 3, 2018 Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri seems set for a switch to Liverpool. Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino LIVING THE DREAM @LFC now can shaqiri come home?— Pooja (@PoojaMcFlyLFC) July 3, 2018 three-way race Switzerland may have only just been knocked out of the World Cup but Liverpool fans want transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri to get to Anfield pronto.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for the Stoke City star, who is available on the cheap thanks to a £12million relegation release clause. Shaqiri wears 23 for #SWI and with Emre gone. That number is available. What are the odds 🤔— Dan (@LFC_Updates247) July 3, 2018 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Maybe #sui elimination will open the door to negotiations for Shaqiri. I’d love to have him as a squad player. #lfc— Bobby (@Forza_Firmino) July 3, 2018 When can we expect the Shaqiri announcement, @JamesPearceEcho?— JURGEN KLOPPITE (@AJNo9) July 3, 2018 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback take zlat RANKED Right what times shaqiri flight coming in. Medical booked tomorrow #LFC— mathew (@mdeeks76) July 3, 2018 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star The Swiss are out time for Shaqiri to sign for us then #LFC pic.twitter.com/PWqmvyWFJ3— Luke (@MaMoSalah11) July 3, 2018 Would expect the Shaqiri deal to be tied up pretty quickly now he’s on route home. #LFC— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) July 3, 2018 GOSSIP heading off Hopefully a transfer for Shaqiri picks up now that Switzerland are out— Saif (@saifmahmood1) July 3, 2018 So thats Shaqiri signing in the next 2 days. #LFC pic.twitter.com/EHbWwy8zny— Michael (@warwick_0) July 3, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REAL DEAL IN DEMAND The 26-year-old winger has been a good servant to the Potters during the last three campaigns, scoring 15 Premier League goals and creating the same number, while he was undoubtedly one of their top performers last-term, despite their demotion to the Championship.And upon his nation’s exit at the hands of Sweden in Russia, Liverpool supporters were already plotting Shaqiri’s journey home and medical ahead of putting pen-to-paper at Anfield.You can see what fans had to say about the player and his possible transfer below. Shaqiri catch the next flight to Liverpool mate— Fawad Parvez (@fawadparvez) July 3, 2018 1 WHITE KNIGHT Latest transfer news ‘perfect fit” @LFC sign #Shaqiri because Firmino would love his clever floated balls— Steve Charlton (@steven_LFC5) July 3, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed striker Kyle Lafferty is ‘very close’ to re-joining the Glasgow club in a permanent transfer from Hearts.The Ibrox boss is ‘very hopeful’ of having the Northern Ireland international in his Gers squad for Thursday’s Europa League play-off first leg against Russian side Ufa. Lafferty was in Glasgow for a medical with Rangers on Wednesday, after reaching an agreement with their Scottish Premiership rivals for the striker’s signature.And Gerrard hopes the deal will be finalised in time to register him before Wednesday night’s squad deadline for the play-off clash.“It’s very close,” Gerrard said of the Lafferty transfer on Wednesday afternoon.“Verbally there is an agreement in place but, as you know, when you get that verbal agreement there is still bits and bobs to do around it.“If we do manage to do it in time of course he will be available and be involved, but I don’t want to jump the gun and get excited too early. Jamie Murphy has been ruled out for the season 3 3 Lafferty scored 19 goals for Hearts last season “We have a verbal agreement with Hearts and we are very hopeful it will be done and dusted to make him available.“If not, we have to be a bit more patient.”Gerrard’s joy was tempered by news that summer signing Jamie Murphy has been ruled out for the rest of the season.Tests showed the winger, who joined Rangers permanently this summer having spent the second-half of last season on loan at the Ibrox, had damaged a cruciate ligament when he twisted his knee on the Rugby Park surface during Rangers’ victory at Kilmarnock on Sunday.Gerrard was fuming at the condition of the artificial pitch following the game and his worst fears have been confirmed.“It’s sad news for Jamie,” the boss added.“I’m bitterly disappointed over it. He will be missing for the remainder of the season. 3 Kyle Lafferty is close to sealing a return to Rangers “He’s got an ACL injury and we got the news we all didn’t want.“He’s coming to terms with it now but at the beginning he was upset, as you can understand. He’s a player who loves playing the game and he’s been excellent for me since day one.“We are trying to look for the positives out of it now and it’s important Jamie does everything he can in terms of his rehab and comes back in the best physical condition he can come back in.“We’ll give him every bit of support he needs and we will stick with him. He’s a very important player for us for many, many years.”