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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Conor Coady on Man City shock: Everyone needs to take creditby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady was ecstatic after what he believed was a landmark win for Wolves over Manchester City on Sunday.The Molineux outfit ran out 2-0 winners at the Etihad thanks to a brace from Adama Traore.He said: “I think everyone needs to take credit, the whole team, the whole squad and the whole club.”A lot of people have said we started poorly but this week has been amazing.”We are always confident. We know how tough the Premier League and people forget we have had a lot of games.”It really has been tough. We always had confidence in ourselves. Listening to the manager and ourselves we have come through it in the end and we deserved it today.”This is a day for Wolverhampton Wanderers. It is a massive day for the whole club.”
Seven public-sector entities have won over $24 million in prizes in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)/Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Energy Champion Competition. Maggoty High has the honour of being the first school to win division four, which is a new category designated for educational institutions.Each category winner received a $5-million Solar Photovoltaic System, which will be installed at their locations.The Ministry of Transport and Mining, National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) and Priory Primary School, which were runners-up in divisions two, three and four respectively, were rewarded with energy-efficient equipment valued at $1.5 million.The Energy Champion Competition includes an individual component, which saw nine persons claiming first-, second- and third-place prizes valued at $60,000, $40,000 and $30,000 respectively, between October 2018 and January 2019.This was achieved after sharing their energy efficiency and conservation tips on social media.Additionally, 10 public-sector employees won prizes in sponsored radio shows bringing the total number of individual Energy Champions up to 19 winners across the island.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, in her remarks at the awards ceremony, said that the EECP has assisted in reducing national oil consumption by 3,500 barrels, helping to save approximately US$2.2 million since 2013.She noted that the energy competition, since its launch in 2017, “has been met with great enthusiasm and support at all levels, from decision-makers who have to pay the energy bills, to the workers and supervisors who implement conservation measures during their day-to-day operations”.Minister Williams encouraged all ministries, departments and agencies to “get on board by assessing your energy use and implement strategies to cut your energy expenses”.Project Manager, EECP, Jody Grizzle, who gave an overview of the programme, said the objective is to realise energy savings by reducing electricity consumption in government-owned buildings.“We carry out interventions, which will improve energy efficiency, and we target largely the building envelope, cool roof solutions, solar control film and energy efficient air-conditioning systems,” she informed.Ms. Grizzle further noted that the training of staff is an important aspect of the initiative.“It is not enough to just install new equipment. Capital investments like these go hand-in-hand with increasing the knowledge of people who use them daily, so they understand how it functions, how to maximise operations and maintain performance,” she added.The EECP aims to promote cost-saving measures in the public sector through the design and implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation interventions and equipment.Over 300 employees from more than 48 entities have benefited from training, with the aim of encouraging efficient and sustainable energy use through conservation measures and behaviour change. The annual competition, which is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) being implemented by the PCJ, aims to increase awareness and build capacity in implementing energy-efficiency measures at government entities. Seven public-sector entities have won over $24 million in prizes in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)/Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Energy Champion Competition.The annual competition, which is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) being implemented by the PCJ, aims to increase awareness and build capacity in implementing energy-efficiency measures at government entities.At the awards and recognition ceremony, which was held recently at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, three entities and one school were crowned Energy Champions after the successful execution of their energy conservation plans.Participants were required to compare their energy consumption over a three-month span between October and December 2018 to the corresponding period in the previous year.eGov Jamaica Limited copped the top spot in division one, which comprised entrants with energy consumption of 100,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) to 700,000kWh.The Ministry of Labour and Social Security emerged winners in division two, which involved contestants with energy consumption of between 10,000KWh and 100,000kWh.The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information claimed victory in division three, which consisted of contestants with energy consumption of up to 10,000kWh.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams (fourth right), shares with staff of eGov Jamaica Limited, which was declared division one winner in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Champion Competition. The awards and recognition ceremony was held recently, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Story Highlights At the awards and recognition ceremony, which was held recently at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, three entities and one school were crowned Energy Champions after the successful execution of their energy conservation plans.
The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign has announced the speakers for its 5th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit, the only summit that is by girls, for girls.The Leadership Summit will bring together 275 passionate girl advocates from around the world from July 11-13, 2016 in Washington, DC.Speakers at this year’s Leadership Summit will include: • Kate Gilmore, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights • Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States • Ashley Graham, Model, Designer and Activist • Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals • Yara Shahidi, Philanthropist, Scholar, Actress known for her role on black-ish • Kat McNamara, Girl Up Champion, Actress known for her role on Shadowhunters • Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks • Monique Coleman, Girl Up Champion, Actress known for her role in High School MusicalThis year, Girl Up Leadership Summit attendees come from 33 U.S. states and territories, and 9 countries including Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. For the first two days, attendees will participate in leadership training, learn from influential speakers, and engage in skills-based workshops. On the third day these young female leaders will put those skills into action, meeting with Members of Congress during an official lobby day on Capitol Hill.“This year’s Girl Up Leadership Summit is our biggest one yet, and I am thrilled with the lineup of speakers that our passionate girl advocates will get to hear from and learn from,” said Melissa H. Kilby, Director of Girl Up. “As the only summit that is by girls, for girls, we strive to empower, educate and embolden the potential of every girl in attendance. Hearing from powerful leaders such as Kate Gilmore and Rosie Rios, as well as peers such as Marley Dias, will help ensure every girl leaves the summit knowing she has the power and the skills to change the world.”For more information on the Leadership Summit visit GirlUp.org/Summit.
Arthur Black died Wednesday, months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (CBC) Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Arthur Black, the humorist and former CBC Radio host, has died aged 74 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.His partner, Lynne Raymond, confirmed he died at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island, B.C., on Wednesday.“It will come as no surprise to those who have been fans of Arthur’s work that he faced it all with his own unique combination of defiance and good humour,” said Chris Straw, Black’s longtime producer, in a statement on behalf of the family. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: “The family is very grateful for the overwhelming messages of support and good wishes received during his struggle with pancreatic cancer.”Arthur Black, seen in a 2002 news piece about his retirement, announced last month he was dying of pancreatic cancer. (CBC)Black wrote on his blog about being diagnosed with what he called “the Mike Tyson of Cancers.”“So what’s it like to get what amounts to a diagnosis of ‘terminal’ from your doctor?” he wrote. “Like getting smacked by a giant Nerf bat, initially. It rocks you back on your heels and yet it doesn’t hurt. Not yet.” Advertisement
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City’s Annual Christmas Tree pick up is quickly approaching.If you are looking for ways to dispose of your real Christmas Tree, Saturday, January 5, 2019, Volunteers will be out collecting trees in city limits all day. The City asks that you have your tree out at your curb in an accessible spot by 8 am.For those that wish to drop of their own tree or require more time, you can do that at the Grounds Building; 9312 111 St from January 5-13th, 2019.
The NHL, after two hours of negotiations with the players association, requested a formal proposal from the union.The bargaining session — the first formal face-to-face meeting between the two sides in over a week — lasted less than two hours and covered key topics such as player contracting rights and core economics.NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league wants to see a proposal from the NHLPA on these topics, among others, and feels they haven’t seen that yet in the negotiation process.“We had hoped to engage them in a discussion about the players contracting issues that are so important to the players,” Fehr said. “At least tonight, they were unwilling to do that.”The league, however, views both the core economics — such as the division of revenue — and player contracting issues as linked. Daly said the league pushed the union on their stance on the economics and did not receive any clarity.“We’ve never heard a full proposal from them. We’ve heard their proposal on economics — they’re still suggesting that they’re moving in our direction on economics,” Daly said. “Until we know exactly where they stand on economics … we think it’s all tied together. We’d like to hear it all together.”Daly affirmed the league’s interest in seeing the NHLPA make an offer that is linked to revenue growth, as opposed to a guaranteed player amount. The NHLPA’s last offer proposed that players receive $1.883 billion (equivalent to the amount they took in last year) with 1.75 percent interest in Year 1, although it is believed that the league would like to see the division of revenue accounted for on a pure percentage basis.“If their proposal continues to be a guaranteed player amount, sitting here on Nov. 19, that’s not a proposal that would … ever be acceptable to us,” Daly said. “If that happens to be where we are, we will be a long way apart.”“It’s our position (that) we’ve made a couple comprehensive proposals in a row. We’d like to know where they are on all the issues and we asked them to think about putting together a comprehensive proposal for us to consider,” Daly said.NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr declined to address the details of the core economics discussion. Fehr said he’d go back to the NHLPA offices, consult with his membership on the evening’s meeting, and confer with the league Tuesday morning.Multiple sources confirmed that the two sides might not meet again until Wednesday. It is believed the union wants to take time to work on putting together a new proposal.Fehr said the union addressed player contracting rights — a contentious point in negotiations as both sides have dug in on the issue — but to no avail.
Gennaro Gattuso is well aware that Juventus is a strong team, but he backs his boys in the match against the championsThe weekend gives a classic Italien encounter when AC Milan face Juventus.Although The Old Lady is way ahead of Milan in the table coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that his team will match the reigning champions:““Those who were away with their national teams came back more relaxed. We needed this break. I see my players with great motivation.”“Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years. I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us.”Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false step.”“We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about the UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.”“Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small procedure. He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His teammates and I will all be here waiting for him.”“If we manage to do well in both the offensive and the defensive phase, we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough,” he said according to calciomercato.com.
Alessandro Costacurta sees more drive and passion around Italy under Roberto Mancini.“Since Roberto arrived, there has been growing enthusiasm and he brought a great breath of fresh air after a difficult period,” Costacurta told Rai Sport and Sky Sports Italia.“As Mancini said yesterday, everyone must have more courage to perhaps give Balotelli better service and then he can deliver the goals.”Costacurta went further to stress the need to win tonight’s encounter against Poland.“I think it’s important to win the game and we saw the problems that the Under-21 side had (in a 3-0 friendly defeat to Slovakia last night).Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“There were some problems with fitness levels and at this stage when you face players who already have seven games under their belts, it will make a difference.“I am concerned the Poland players this evening also have more minutes in their legs than many of ours.”“Having said that, we know what we want to do and want to get back to winning.”
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has compared his old club to Spanish side FC Barcelona.Liverpool have won all five games of the Premier League so far and Souness insists they remind of him of Pep Guardiola’s Barca team.“You go back to Barcelona at their very best, you sat back and enjoyed their passing and moving football with their magicians like (Lionel) Messi and (Andres) Iniesta and Xavi – but it was easy to overlook their work-rate,” he told Sky Sports.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s the same with this Liverpool team. You admire the goals and creativity but can overlook the intensity they play with when they don’t have the ball. If they can keep it going, whoever finishes in front of them this season will win the league.“The front three put the ball under pressure every minute. They nick the ball high up the pitch, they hunt in packs and they all know what they are doing.“They are all a goal threat but in this game they showed another side and worked their socks off. You can say Tottenham didn’t play well but a fundamental reason for that is they weren’t given any time and space to play.”
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia insists that the entire squad is 100% behind coach Jose MourinhoThe Portuguese’s woes at United continued on Tuesday night after being held to a goalless draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League.It means that United have now gone four games without victory in all competitions amid a number of reported falling outs between Mourinho and a number of his own players.“One hundred per cent. He is our boss, we have to be with him and we are fighting,” said Valencia, when asked if he still backs Mourinho, on Goal.The Ecuadorian full-back himself denied rumours of a falling out between himself and Mourinho.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“No, I have never had any problem with anyone, thank God,” Valencia said. “The decision [about the captaincy] is for the coach to make, now we need to see the positives.“We played an important game and got a point, now we have a game against Newcastle and we need to fight.”He added: “What I can say from the inside is that the lads are calm, working every day with a good attitude. We haven’t got good results and that’s why rumours arise.”United drop to second place in Group H with four points and they will next host leaders Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23 in the Champions League.