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The former Manchester United player is widely regarded as Wales’ greatest, although doubtless Cristiano would consider himself better than him. Sport EN Upd. at 23:22 17/11/2016 “For me the greatest player is Ryan Giggs,” he explained. CET “He was my hero growing up and is a legend in world football. It also helps he’s a fellow Welshman.” Gareth Bale picked his greatest ever team-mate for Foot Locker but he will have disappointed some in Madrid by not choosing Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale has been playing at a better level than Ronaldo this season, with the Portuguese forward still searching for his best form.
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A worksite near miss where a scissor lift almost crushed a worker was the inspiration behind the Hazard Watch system being invented. By Mitchell Clarke The patented system was invented by brothers Matt and Rick O’Connor from Pakenham business Swift Equipment, after the close call when the operator couldn’t see a person in the path of the machine.In a bid to avoid any other potential tragedies, the boys got to work and designed Hazard Watch, a wrist mounted wireless device which can be worn by anyone working around scissor lists or similar pieces of equipment.The watch allows the user to bring it to an immediate stop by a pushing a button on the wrist band if they see someone in danger.Hazard Watch is currently in in-field trials and will soon be available on all scissor lifts and access equipment hired or purchased from Swift Equipment, an access equipment hire company.In the meantime, the product was so well received it was nominated for the Worksafe Invention of the Year Award and will face Butler Freight Services and Sigmatec Pty Ltd to take out the state wide award.“We’re pleased to be nominated and hope Hazard Watch can help make Australian workplaces safer,” Rick said.The winner will be announced on Thursday 30 October at Melbourne Town Hall.
More than 100 players from Israel, Greece, Egypt, Monaco, England, Russia, Lebanon and of course Cyprus will be competing at the Cyprus Bridge Federation’s 31st International Festival at the Royal Apollonia Hotel in Limassol.The event gets underway on April 5 and ends with a prize-giving dinner on April 9.The first three days will be a pairs event and the last two days will be teams of four.For the first time this year a two-hour competition for beginners will be introduced, which will take place on April 7.The Cyprus Bridge Federation is a member of KOA (Cyprus Sports Organisation) who is the main sponsor, along with KOE (Cyprus Olympic Committee), the European Bridge League and the World Bridge Federation. Bridge is a mind sport, part of the International Mind Sport Association (IMSA) which includes Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiang Qi. It is a game of problem-solving and skill and not a game of luck. Bridge is played by over 100 million people all over the word. There are many competitions, ranging from local clubs, to national , European, American and world. Bridge helps in behaviour, structuring the mind, reasoning, techniques (mental arithmatic, probabilities), memory, concentration and is an excellent gymnastic of the mind for men and women of all ages. Playing bridge lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and offers powerful protection against mental deterioration and disease. Bridge therefore is good for people of all ages, can be played by the whole family and benefits everyone throughout their life. It develops your interpersonal skills, it’s a way to make many new friends, can be played indoors or out and introduces you to lots of like-minded and interesting people. It is played wherever you go in the world and it improves your team spirit as you play with a partner. Many well-known people from all aspects of life play or have played bridge. Winston Churchill, Omar Sharif, Bill Gates, to name just a few. Bridge is taught in schools in many countries all over the word. Unfortunately not here in Cyprus except at the Junior school in Nicosia. One of the aims of the Bridge Federation is to be able to start teaching in schools. That is where future champions will be found. We hope that the ministry of education will help achieve that objective. People play bridge because they love the mental challenge. So if you are not yet a bridge player, check out our website at www.cyprusbridge.org to see where you can start your exciting journey of learning bridge.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. APDALLAS, Texas—Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is again expressing frustration with NBA officials, although this time his criticism has nothing to do with his own team.Prior to the Mavericks’ game Wednesday night against San Antonio, Cuban complained about missed traveling and double-dribble calls in the first 15 seconds of the Clippers-Nets game Tuesday night – Brooklyn’s Bojan Bogdanovic committed both uncalled violations within feet of referee Ken Mauer.ADVERTISEMENT “The quality of officiating matters in this game. Standings are impacted. Mistakes happen, lots of calls are hard, but not all of them. Some of them is a lack of focus and attention, and that’s the one thing you should be able to avoid at all times, particularly from a serious ref.”Cuban would not elaborate on what he thought the problem was.The league did not immediately respond to a request for comment.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Whiteside’s double-double lifts Heat over Nuggets, 106-98 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes “I’m almost ready to get fined after watching that double-dribble yesterday,” said Cuban, who has been fined more than $1.5 million over the years for comments about officiating.“That was a classic. If that was us, I probably would have protested it, even if we would have lost, because then every SportsCenter would have played it over and over and over again. That was ridiculous and hopefully they take action. … That call at the beginning of the game, right in front of him, that wasn’t an error in judgment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliCuban said he thinks those missed calls were a “symptom of a problem,” but would not elaborate on what he thinks the problem is.“Refs are going to miss things, because there are other things going on,” he said. “But there was nothing else going on. It was the first or second play of the game, and he was standing right there all by himself. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments
Dear Editor,Permit me to express my concern, as an ex-employee, over the issue of abuse of power relative to discriminatory and corruption practices in GPL Inc. There has been outright and open corruption by a certain network of individuals within the GPL staff structure who have been placed to manage the affairs and develop the company’s economic contributions to the country.I have seen privileges given to some individuals in GPL Inc to manage the affairs of this company being misused and abused, creating dynasties of malfeasants. Some have enriched themselves and their cronies and in turn, neglected the very employees who are the pillars to satisfying the daily operations of the company.Many of these employees are now saddled with fear of victimisation and discrimination should they resist the tyrannical behaviours of many of the Executive Directors and some Senior and Junior Managers of this company called GPL Inc. In my opinion, it’s frustrating to experience these repeated behaviours and nothing being done to alleviate the biases and abuse of authority of some Senior Management officials of GPL Inc (surprisingly much of these behaviours are perpetuated from the Human Resources Divisional Heads, enabled by Senior Managers in the very structure).Employees with the right aptitude, initiative, drive, commitment, dedication, honesty, integrity, loyalty and those who are deserving of jobs are not recognised or selected due to displayed nepotism and coupled with unethical labour practices. Up to recent times, we see competent employees with years of experience and qualifications being left out of interviews, just to fuel senior officers’ quest for power, nepotism and cronyism.GPL Inc is ever so often under intense scrutiny and is perceived by the general public as always ready to entertain corrupt practices. Over the years, many of the management and non-management employees have lost sight and focus on their primary jobs and have resorted to unethical and counter-productive performance behaviours in ways unheard of and unprecedented; which has led to inefficiencies in the company.It is time to analyse all that is happening in GPL Inc as we hold the key to our rise in glory or our fall in utter despair.There must be a renewed and objective approach by the Board of Directors and to some extension, the Minister with responsibility for the electricity sector, to rapidly come up with solutions to the overwhelming problems plaguing this company’s inept leadership, incompetence, poor decision-making/accountability, lack of vision, counter-productive and unethical work practices as these solutions are vital in the development of GPL Inc and the country.Furthermore, I am sure that there are employees within the company and some stakeholders who wish to see GPL Inc flourish and not diminish with corrupt, unethical behaviours, incompetence, poor leadership and decision-making/accountability. All this will put GPL Inc in good standing.For this to happen, we must first put, without a doubt, in our minds, the right persons, processes, and systems in place to run the company and not run it down the drain. The Board of Directors should seek to ensure that the right individuals with the right mindset who are willing and able to get the job done exactly how it should be done are employed and placed within the right areas of the company’s management structure.It’s time for eyes to be wide open and stop being fooled, we must analyse the strategic direction and obligations of GPL Inc and see if the principles of maximising the company’s performance are moving in upward mobility or downward mobility or if they are moving opposite of each other. The ideal outcome is that the company is lifted.In conclusion, there must be a stop to the many company officials who choose to mismanage and haemorrhage the resources of the company and at the same time victimise and discriminate against employees who are not willing to participate in the mediocre and repulsive performance behaviours.I recommend the restructuring of the staff hierarchy to carefully place the right individuals with the right mindset and qualifications to maximise GPL’s performance in the right direction that is beneficial to the greater population rather than focusing on personal gains. A true focus on true development of GPL Inc is necessary right now and not the lackadaisical work being done by so many individuals within the company. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely and should the Board of Directors fail to plan then consequently, there will be a plan to fail.Sincerely yours,An ex-employee
0Shares0000LONDON, England, October 27 – QPR officials on Thursday denied reports that three players had given evidence against John Terry in the FA’s investigation into allegations of racist abuse involving the Chelsea and England star.The Daily Mail reported Thursday that Rangers trio Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry had all spoken to FA investigators probing claims that Terry racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. The report claimed all three had provided statements to FA offcials which appeared to contradict Terry’s version of events during Sunday’s stormy west London derby at Loftus Road.However a spokesman for QPR issued a strong denial of the reports, saying none of the three players named had given evidence.“There is no truth in these stories whatsoever,” the QPR spokesman said. “None of the three players have been called to give evidence or will be called to give evidence.”Terry is the subject of FA and police investigations after video footage emerged on the Internet on Sunday appearing to show the England captain making racist comments at Ferdinand.Although Terry has not denied using the words involved, the Chelsea defender insists his comments were taken out of context and that he had actually been denying using the slur in question.English FA officials have said they have no plans to suspend Terry from international football while inquiries are ongoing and say he will lead the team out in friendlies against Spain and Sweden next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
In a later message it said Mascherano had taken part in a training session at the squad’s Ezeiza training ground but Messi had not.The football association said members of the squad would give a press conference at 1530 GMT at the training ground, south of Buenos Aires.Argentina host Honduras on Friday in the western city of San Juan.That will be a farewell to the home fans before the squad heads to the United States for the Centennial Copa America international tournament, from June 3 to 26.Between Friday’s game and the start of the Copa, however, Messi will have to return to Spain where he is summoned to face tax evasion charges in a trial scheduled to start on May 31.He is expected to rejoin the squad before its first game of the tournament, against Chile in California on June 6.Argentina and Chile are in Group D, along with Panama and Bolivia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi.PHOTO/FileBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 25 – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi joined the Argentina squad on Wednesday as it prepared for a friendly with Honduras ahead of next month’s Copa America tournament, the country’s football association said.The Argentina Football Association said Messi, 28, and his Barcelona teammate midfielder Javier Mascherano had joined the squad, in a Twitter message on Wednesday morning.
Nyangweso, speaking to Capital Sport believes the pint-sized goal poacher will play a massive role for his side this season, especially partnering up with the on-form Samuel Onyango as the soldiers look to break their trophy drought.“I am very pleased with how he has performed because he has stayed for long without playing and coming back to score four goals in three matches is something great. Not many players can do that after being out of action for a while,” Nyangweso noted of the striker.“His experience has come of age and he is back to the old Waruru I know because I was with him from 2011 and 2012 when he was the top scorer,” added the military man.Waruru had been off the team for close to two seasons after going for military duty and his return has come in timely especially after the soldiers lost the services of striker John Mark Makwatta who left for a professional stint in Zambia.Ulinzi Stars players celebrate one of their goals during the 5-1 win over Mathare United in a Kenyan Premier League match on April 23, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUlinzi were massive 5-1 winners over Mathare United last weekend, their biggest win since the 4-0 thumping of AFC Leopards last year in the GOtv Shield quarter finals.The tactician was pleased with the result especially coming on after complaining time and again about his forward line’s poor conversion rate.“It was a great match where everything worked out well for us. We took our chances and that is what I have been asking from the players every day. Hopefully this will spur us on in the upcoming matches and entire season,” Nyangweso added.His side will be taking on the long trip to Mumias where they take on hosts Kakamega Homeboyz at the Mumias Complex on Wednesday.The soldiers have never beaten Homeboyz in Premier League history with all four matches they have faced each other in ending in draws, three of them goalless. They will be expecting a similar tough battle as they aim to keep their unbeaten record clean and Nyangweso is confident they will get a first win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru listens to words from head coach benjamin Nyangweso during their Kenyan premier League match against Mathare United on April 23, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Stephen Waruru has returned to the Ulinzi Stars starting team in emphatic fashion, firing in four goals in three matches, something that has delighted the military side’s head coach Benjamin Nyangweso.The 2012 Kenyan Premier League golden boot winner played his first match this season in the 1-1 draw against Tusker on April 15 and it didn’t take him more than 30 seconds on the pitch before he opened his account.