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Johnson to participate at CONCACAF Targeted Advanced Referee Programme

first_imgGLADWYN Johnson will be Guyana’s representative at the May 11-14 CONCACAF Targeted Advanced Referee Programme (TARP), scheduled for Dallas, Texas.A release from the GFF states that Johnson will be among nine participating referees; four of whom will be from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) region (Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago).“It’s a blessing for me to be a part of this prestigious course and to be around all the top assessors, instructors and referees in CONCACAF. It’s always a great learning experience towards my becoming the best referee I can be. Upon my return, I will share the information acquired with my fellow referees so that our standard of refereeing in Guyana would improve,” Johnson said.The Elite referee, who has been a referee for six years and is in his first year as a FIFA referee, added that his participation in the TARP is a “great achievement” for him and he is thankful to CONCACAF, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), his employers at the Guyana Sugar Corporation – GuySuCo (Blairmont Estate), his wife and family for the support provided.“We have the potential here. Persons need to commit themselves to the programme, said Stanley Lancaster, Head of GFF’s Refereeing Department.“When given the opportunity, they need to showcase their skills and true potential so that they can be recognised because CONCACAF and FIFA are continuously looking for talent that the Caribbean possesses. Based on information received, they have seen that potential in Gladwyn, hence the reason for his selection,” Lancaster added.Asked about the impact Johnson’s participation will have on the national programme, Lancaster pointed out “this will definitely be a boost to the local programme as it should serve as encouragement to other national referees.”“Gladwyn, in his first year as a FIFA referee as of January 2017, has already participated in three appointments and now is in this course – what we term as CONCACAF World Cup – the Gold Cup seminar, followed by the Gold Cup in June.“So, it’s a plus for the local officials once they look at it in a positive way to see that this step can be accomplished by anyone. It requires commitment, adaptation to the training, reading, interpreting and applying the knowledge and maintaining a high level of fitness,” Lancaster noted.The course will focus on physical fitness testing, practical and technical training and classroom and field sessions, including video tests. The physical fitness testing is a requirement for FIFA World Cup referee participation.According to CONCACAF, the TARP will be conducted simultaneously with the CONCACAF 2017 Gold Cup Pre-Tournament Referees Course and though participants will most likely not be match officials of the named tournament, they will participate in the group phase of the tournament and serve as fourth officials and replacement referees as required.last_img read more

Man attacked friend with hammer in row during McGregor fight night

first_imgA man went berserk and attacked his friend with a hammer after they fell out while watching a Conor McGregor UFC fight night.Mark Bogle attended a friend’s house in Raphoe, Co Donegal to enjoy an evening watching the Irish fighter come up against rival Nate Diaz. Words were exchanged with another man, Ryan McCullagh but the incident calmed down.However, Bogle, aged 20, left the house at Guest House End Street, and took a claw hammer from his father’s home and returning before attacking Mr McCullagh.The victim was struck with one blow to the head and had to be rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital following the attack on August 21st, 2016.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told Letterkenny District Court that Mr McCuallagh had to have his head “glued back together.”Despite suffering from dizzy spells, the victim has now made a full recovery.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client, of Railway Road, Raphoe, had no previous convictions and cannot explain why he attacked Mr McCullagh.“This is a serious incident but my client is at a loss as to why it happened. The issue had passed and it was considered trivial after a row erupted over football.“There was no pattern in the past and he has no previous convictions and he has apologised to the victim,” he said.Mr Dorrian added that his client has an issue with drink and is trying to address his problem with counselling, having not taken a drink since the attack.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr Dorrian is his client was of the will to compensate the injured party and ordered him to start by paying Mr McCuallagh’s medical bill of €150.Judge Kelly adjourned the case to allow for a probation report on the accused.Man attacked friend with hammer in row during McGregor fight night was last modified: October 10th, 2017 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:Conor McGregorFightUFClast_img read more


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Renault-Nissan to invest R1bn in SA

first_img22 July 2008The Renault-Nissan Alliance is to invest R1-billion in upgrading Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria, to increase output and produce the Nissan NP200 pickup and the Renault Sandero for the South African market.In a statement this week, Nissan says that the upgrade will enable the company to produce right-hand drive versions of the two models, as well as to develop the local components and accessories supply chain.The plant upgrade will create an additional 300 jobs, while also increasing output from the current rate of 40 000 units per year to 68 000 units per year by 2009, with the new range of vehicles initially being sold only on the local market – though exports are a future possibility.Production of the Nissan NP200 half-ton pickup, which replaces the highly-successful 1400 Champ, has already started, while production of the Renault Sandero will start in 2009.Engineering News reported this week that both vehicles are based on the same Logan platform, with the components that are not produced locally being imported from Romania, India (right-hand drive components), Brazil (stamping parts), Turkey and Spain (powertrains).Formidable reputation“Nissan has built up a formidable reputation in the light commercial vehicle segment of the market and the retirement of the legendary 1400 bakkie should not be viewed as the end, but rather the beginning of an era,” said Nissan South Africa MD Mike Whitfield in the company statement, adding that the company was dedicated to sustaining its reputation in the sector.The Renault Sandero will contribute significantly to Renault’s growth in South Africa, and the company is to expand the product line-up offered to local customers with vehicles ranging from entry-level to upper range.Among them will be the new Twingo, a small car, and the Koleos, Renault’s first crossover, set for launch in South Africa in 2008.“[The] Sandero will represent affordable motoring, produced to meet the needs of the South African market and will be the first Renault product manufactured in South Africa,” said Renault South Africa MD Xavier Gobille.The Renault-Nissan Alliance was created in 1999, with the aim of becoming one of the top three global automakers in terms of quality, technology and profitability, selling over 6.1-million vehicles in 2007.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

OABA Industry Conference highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2018 Industry Conference provided extensive education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. The topics covered at the event included economic outlook, crisis communication, hiring challenges, weed and insect management, trade, decision making, nitrogen management, technology, risk management, transportation, cover crops and more.“We’re up this year with attendance, which we are pleased about. We had over 300 people. It boils down to providing good topics, good speakers and creating a good venue for networking,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “We are hearing about dicamba and water quality issues like everyone else, but some specific issues in agribusiness are mergers and acquisitions. We are seeing that at the national level but also at every level — state, regional and local. Another real issue is succession planning. There are a lot of baby boomers retiring now or are poised to retire soon. How are we filling those voids?”In addition to the broad array of topics covered, attendees got to hear from Dave Rife, owner of White Castle, who talked about the “Power of Passion” for the family-run fast food hamburger business. Rife talked about treating his 10,000 employees like an extended family in the nationwide restaurant chain and emphasized service to customers and building the brand.The 2018 OABA Awards Initiative recipients were recognized as well including Andrew Gladden, with Luckey Farmers for his Achievement as an Emerging Leader, and Anne Cook, with The Andersons, Inc. for Excellence in Safety & Stewardship. The closing session for the event featured CEOs from across Ohio — George Secor, Sunrise Cooperative; Brad Rivers, Novus Ag; and Phil Farmer, FLM Harvest  — in a discussion of how they hire and train employees. They shared many insights about the value of a good internship program, understanding the generational differences in the work place and working find and hire qualified employees.OABA also announced the newly elected members to the Board of Directors:Representing the Agrichemical industry: Nick Franks, Tyler Grain & Fertilizer Co.Representing the Feed industry: Anne Staugler, Big K Mills, Inc.Representing the Grain industry: Scott Thibaut, Consolidated Grain & Barge Inc.Representing the Members-at-Large: Jean Bratton, Centerra Co-op and Greg Logue, The Andersons, Inc.In addition to new members, the Board of Directors has new leadership for 2018-2019. Jackie Seibert of United Equity, Inc. was elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman. Andy Swerlein of Luckey Farmers Inc. transitions from his role as Chairman to Past Chairman. Nathan Louiso of Axis Seed will serve as Chairman of the Board.“I have been involved with OABA for around 10 years and lot of people don’t know that I didn’t grow up on the farm,” Louiso said. “That puts me in a unique position as we look to our membership in the future and the employees of our memberships. I think we need to start reaching out to non-traditional members that maybe didn’t grow up on a farm but that may have an interest in agriculture. Our industry isn’t a special fraternity that requires you to have grown up on a farm.“I think we need to look at things in a different manner given the demand for our industry. All you need is an interest in agriculture and a strong work ethic. New technology is a perfect example.  Big data and precision ag has taken off so fast. I don’t think a person necessarily has to come from a farm to be in that space.”The OABA Board of Directors consists of 15 individuals who represent various segments of the agribusiness industry in Ohio, including feed, seed, fertilizer, grain and agrichemical sectors. Board members are elected by OABA member companies to three-year terms and can serve two terms.“I would encourage people to be involved,” Louiso said. “Start on a committee and give back.”The complete list of Board members is:Chairman: Nathan Louiso, Axis SeedVice Chairwoman: Jackie Seibert, United Equity, Inc.Past Chairman: Andy Swerlein, Luckey Farmers, Inc.Jean Bratton, Centerra Co-opEd Burtch, Burtch Seed Company, Inc.Scott Crowder, Central Ohio Farmers Co-opNick Franks, Tyler Grain & Fertilizer Co.Grant Gates, Morral Companies, LLCBrad Johnson, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc.Greg Logue, The Andersons, Inc.Robert Mullen, NutrienAnne Staugler, Big K Mills, Inc.Scott Thibaut, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Inc.John Ward II, ABIS/J.H. Ward AgencyChris Williams, Rosen’s Inc. Dave Rife, owner of White Castle, talked about the “Power of Passion” for the family run fats food hamburger business. Nathan Louiso of Axis Seed Chris Henney The 2018 OABA Awards Initiative recipients were recognized, Andrew Gladden, Luckey Farmers for his Achievement as an Emerging Leader and Anne Cook, The Andersons, Inc. for Excellence in Safety & Stewardship.last_img read more

Candace Parkers Celebration Leaves Teammate With Bloody Eye

Los Angeles Sparks star Nneda Ogwumike pulled off a series of good plays and her teammate Candace Parker rewarded her with a bloody eye.Ogwumike hit a clutch shot in the final minute of the first overtime against the Tulsa Shock and in a wild celebration Parker tackled her against the goalpost. Parker’s head caught Ogwumike in the left eye, and the blood started flowing.Ogwumike took it like a champ and returned to the game. She hit six straight shots to keep the Sparks in the lead. Parker redeemed herself  by hitting the game-winning shot with 5.7 seconds for  a 90-88 victory over the Shock.Let’s watch the headbutting encounter in the video below. read more

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