Bielsa to bolster squad after Jack Clarke returns to Tottenham

first_imgThe England Under-21 star, currently on loan from Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal, has been a hit with fans since scoring on his debut.Nketiah has netted four times in six appearances including a goal in Leeds away game against Barnsley last month.The Yorkshire club will take on Millwall at The Den on Saturday. Clarke made 25 appearances in his breakthrough 2018/19 season as the Whites lost to Derby in the play-off semi-final.But fellow loanees Jack Harrison and Helder Costa moved above him in the pecking order at Elland Road.Clarke’s impact at the club this season is in stark contrast to fellow loan player Eddie Nketiah. And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long deal is cut short.Bielsa is set to look for a loan signing to add competition for his first team for the second half of the season as the club battle for promotion.They moved back into the top two in midweek after their win against West Brom – and Bielsa will freshen his squad in January to keep their momentum for the final four months of the season. 2 Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has been on target for Leeds four times so far this seasonCredit: PA:Press Association LEEDS will bolster their squad after sending Jack Clarke back to Tottenham.The 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.2 Jack Clarke returns to parent club Tottenham after Leeds loan is cut short. Clarke has not played in a single Championship game for the Elland Road side this season.Credit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for Dec 23, 2015Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *ABOGADO WHenry 54.02. LAGUNA POINT OEdwards3 49.0 Head3. RED EAGLE RLunan 54.0 2L4. LAZZA OWalker 54.0 NeckLate scratch : #2 HOMECOMINGWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.2, 46.2, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of FIRSTBORN by SECRET MANTrainer : MCDONALD,ANDREW A Owner : NICALBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (6,7) $144.00 Exacta : (7-6) $270.00Trifecta : (7-6-4) $470.00STEWARDS’ CUPRace 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -COLTS & GELDINGS1. SIR RAJA BABA BebHarvey4 51.52. *LORD EQUUS OMullings 53.0 1/2L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2L4. GOLD MAKER CChow 55.0 3 1/2LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:01.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 2yo b colt – SORRENTINOTrainer : JAGHAI,HOWARD K Owner : W. B. RACINGBred by BAGWANDEEN, WILBERT LIVINGSTONENOTE: HORSE #2 LORD EQUUS FINISHED 1ST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 2ND BEHIND HORSE #7 SIR RAJA BABAQuinella : (2,7) $77.00 Exacta : (7-2) $210.00D/E : (7-7) $412.00Superfecta : (7-2-5-3) $1,524.00SWEET RUCKUS TROPHYRace 3 1400 M (Purse $850,000) NB&IMP2-Y-O GRADED STAKES1. BLUE DIXIE DaneNelson 57.02. *BUBBLING KITTEN WHenry 55.0 Head3. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 52.5 3 1/2L4. GLYDER NBerger4 50.0 4 1/2LWIN: $117.00Final Time : 1:26.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.2, 1:12.0,Winner : 2yo b filly – SKY MESA out of DIXIELAND BULL byTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : MICDON RACINGBred by CAROLE & JOHN RIO, MIKE SIDO & DR. LAURA SUROVI SIVOQuinella : (1,2) $60.00 Exacta : (2-1) $137.00D/E : (7-2) $263.00Trifecta : (2-1-3) $48.00Rolling Triple : (7-7-2) $930.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. WICKED TUFF RLahoe 54.02. HE’S A DIAMOND RMitchell 57.0 5L3. DEPUTY HEADGIRL OMullings 51.0 3 1/2L4. *SMART TRAIN DaneNelson 55.0 3/4L5. IDON’TKNOW ADancel 54.0 HeadWIN: $468.00PLACE: $289.00, $100.00, $468.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – URBAN KING out of CONNELL TOWN by ARCHERS BAYTrainer : SMITH,GRESFORD A Owner : S & S CAMPBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (3,7) $2,128.00 Exacta : (7-3) $2,967.00D/E : (2-7) $981.00Trifecta : (7-3-1) $11,350.00Hi-5 : (7-3-1-12-11) $100,988.00Rolling Triple : (7-2-7) $3,724.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. TRACKING DANIEL JAnderson 55.02. *WHO’S BOSSY BebHarvey3 51.0 1 1/4L 95.003. EAZY STEPPING PFrancis 52.0 2 1/2L 307.004. SEAL THE DEAL DaneNelson 54.0 2LWIN: $326.00PLACE: $162.00, $95.00, $307.00Final Time : 1:36.3 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, 1:15.0,Winner : 4yo ch colt – TRACKING out of A TASTE OF ORILEYS by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : RAMBALLY (JR),ARNOLD A Owner : ARNOLD A RAMBALLY JR.Bred by ERIC MARTINQuinella : (2,8) $717.00 Exacta : (2-8) $1,604.00D/E : (7-2) $2,139.00Superfecta carry-over : $108,677.40Rolling Triple : (2-7-2) $7,075.00Race 6 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23(DIV.I)1. *MESSITHEGREAT ISpence 52.02. ARTHUR BebHarvey3 52.0 14 1/2L3. ROSY PARKS HPottinger4 50.0 4L4. KINGS OF JORDAN WHenry 52.0 1/2L5. CONNOR CBudhai 52.0 2 3/4L6. GOFORHOME JInnis4 48.0 1/2LLate scratch : #11 CRUISIN DANIELLEWIN: $70.00PLACE: $57.00, $105.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.2, ,Winner : 3yo colt – TRADITIONAL out of PRINCESS TERRI byTrainer : FEANNY,PHILIP M Owner : THE T’S STABLEBred by TERRENCE STRACHANQuinella : (1,5) $172.00 Exacta : (5-1) $196.00D/E : (2-5) $427.00 (2-11) $192.00Trifecta : (5-1-9) $179.00Hit-6 : (5-1-9-8-10-) $6,099.50Rolling Triple : (7-2-5) $5,369.00Pick-4 : (2-7-2-5) $10,752.00Super-6 : (7-7-2-7-2-5) $18,574.80Race 7 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23(DIV.II)1. *CRUCIAL VALOR JPatterson4 52.0 *3/52. SLEW DI CLOCK MWard4 48.0 4/1 4L3. CHEXIMAKIT HLewis 51.0 33/1 5 1/2L4. YOUR EXCELLENCE ISpence 52.5 19/1 4L5. IMAGE EMPRESS JInnis4 48.5 6/1 1 3/4LWIN: $84.00PLACE: $69.00, $88.00, $163.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.0, 47.2, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – SILENT VALOR out of CRUCIAL CAT byTrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (2,9) $238.00 Exacta : (2-9) $425.00D/E : (5-2) $85.00Trifecta : (2-9-8) $1,327.00Hi-5 : (2-9-8-12-4) $18,247.50Rolling Triple : (2-5-2) $768.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. *CHEERS BebHarvey3 52.02. GENUINE FRIEND SMuir 54.0 2 1/43. ROVING STAR JAnderson 51.5 2 3/44. PRINCESS SHEMIKA OEdwards3 51.0 Sh.Head5. BLACK BOY WHenry 56.0 1 1/45. KING NEBARUE AntThomas4 51.0 54/1 dead heatLate scratch : #5 TWO STEPS UPWIN: $102.00PLACE: $69.00, $105.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.0, 47.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch colt – YESBYJIMMINY out of ANGELA’S FAVORITE byTrainer : SOUTAR,WELSH M Owner : THE FAMILY CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $329.00 Exacta : (3-2) $464.00D/E : (2-3) $138.00Trifecta : (3-2-11) $799.00Hi-5 : (3-2-11-12-7) $1,122.50 (3-2-11-12-8) $5,593.00Rolling Triple : (5-2-3) $163.00TITANIA TROPHYRace 9 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II-(FILLIES & MARES)Pos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place1. STIR IT UP VNajair 52.02. WELL BLESSED PFrancis 51.5 2 3/43. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 14. *FIRE ALARM OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/2WIN: $629.00PLACE: $119.00, $103.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of JUST A FLUTTER byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ANTHEA E. GORE, BRUCE & NOEL LEVYQuinella : (7,9) $2,260.00 Exacta : (9-7) $4,160.00D/E : (3-9) $1,820.00Superfecta : (9-7-6-4) $12,524.00Rolling Triple : (2-3-9) $4,285.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUGUST 23, 20151. *WAR CHIP WHenry 53.02. RULES OF THE CAT JInnis4 48.5 1 3/4L3. TERRA MARIQUE JPatterson4 49.0 3L4. FASTANDFLASHY PFrancis 50.5 Sh.Head5. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 1 1/2LWIN: $122.00PLACE: $93.00, $132.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 5yo ch mare – WAR MARSHALL out of BLUE CHIP byTrainer : MATHIE,ROWAN R Owner : LLOYD L DAVISBred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQuinella : (1,16) $718.00 Exacta : (1-16) $637.00D/E : (9-1) $2,188.00Trifecta : (1-16-9) $642.00Hi-5 : (1-16-9-11-14) $36,182.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-1) $5,721.00Pick-4 : (2-3-9-1) $7,472.00Super-6 : (2-5-2-3-9-1) $25,020.70Pick-9 : (7-2-7-2-5-2-3-9-1) $1,693,538.50PlacePot 8 : (1,2-3,7-2,8-1,5-2,9-2,3-7,9-1,16) $5,979.00last_img read more

PUL Annual Awards Friday

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will hold its Annual Awards ceremony on Friday, July 10, at the Paynesville City Hall begining at 7 p.m.The event is meant to recognize journalists and media institutions that performed with distinction during the course of the past year.Award-winning journalists have been determined by a carefully selected panel of judges who reviews the best works submitted by journalists in various categories. Besides individual journalist awards, the event will also unveil the Journalist and Media Institutions of the Year. Scores of high profile individuals and media partners have been invited to join more than 200 journalists at the annual festive occasion, a release signed by PUL secretary general D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Old Fort impressive on opening night

first_imgGTT National Indoor Hockey Championships…The men’s 2018 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Aderemi Simon lived up to his reputation in leading a young YMCA Old Fort men’s First-Division team to an impressive 5-3 victory over Bounty GCC on the opening night of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships.GCC goalkeeper Medroy Scotland blocks the shot of Jason DeSantos of YMCA Old FortThe GBTI GCC girls, however, redeemed their male counterparts with wins by the GBTI Spice over the YMCA Old Fort Young Bloods 2-0 and the GBTI GCC Tigers over the GBTI GCC Spartans 4-1.The female defending champions survived a scare from newcomers Saints, who eventually succumbed 2-1 while GCC Vintage drowned Antonio’s Hickers 9-4 in the lone veterans match. Saints Sensations enjoyed the largest margin over YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball with a 9-0 win in the men’s Second-Division competition.An eighth minute penalty for YMCA Old Fort seemed to turn the tide in their favour against Bounty GCC in their men’s First-Division match-up as the two teams had battled evenly up to that point. Midfielder Omar Hopkinson stepped up confidently and converted the stroke to give Old Fort a 1-0 lead. Old Fort would slam home three more goals, including one from a brilliant reverse spin-and-shoot move by Jason DeSantos before GCC could get on the scoresheet.GCC’s experienced defender Dwayne Scott would score his team’s first goal in the 31st minute as the tactical move to have him in the forward line paid off. Old Fort’s Ascofu Simon, however, answered two minutes later with a move that had the GCC defence falling over themselves. Steven Xavier and Meshach Sargeant managed to score two more in a comeback effort for GCC, but the final score was 5-3 in favour of YMCA Old Fort.In the ladies division, the youthful Saints held off an experienced Woodpecker Hikers side, keeping them scoreless for the entire first half. Speedy left wing Clayzia Bobb then surprised all by dribbling the last defender and slipping her shot past the advancing goalkeeper to take Saints up by 1. Newcomer to the Hikers side, the athletic Jasmine Assanah managed to get onto the end of a squared pass by Nicole Eastman to even the score in the 29th minute and Eastman herself broke the hearts of the Saints supporters with seconds to go with a second goal for the Hikers. The Woodpecker Hikers came away with victory by a 2-1 margin.The GBTI GCC Tigers and GBTI Spartans played an exciting match, which started off at a blistering pace. While Abosaide Cadogan was first on the scoresheet with a penalty corner strike high into the net, the Tigers’ Marzana Fiedtkou answered almost immediately to take the game into halftime at 1-1. The second half was all Tigers as the junior Spartans showed signs of wear allowing Fiedtkou to score a second while teammates Sonia Jardine and Gabriella Xavier added one each for a 4-1 win. Vanessa Pires and Sandy Roopnarine were the lone goalscorers in the GBTI GCC Spice win over the YMCA Old Fort Bloods. The match never seemed in doubt as the Spice girls seemed mostly in control.Shakeem Faucette scored a helmet trick of goals (four goals) to lead all scorers as the Saints Sensations routed YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball. Hilmar Chester added two goals for the Sensations while teammates Tivesard Garnett, Baraka Garnett and Ezekiel Springer each added one in their 9-0 win. GCC Vintage were victorious over the Antonio’s Hickers by a 9-4 margin in the lone veterans match of the evening. Devin Hooper and Alan Fernandes scored hat-tricks for the Vintage while Dwayne Scott added a double and Patrick Edghill a single. The Hickers goals were scored by Brian Asregado (2); Devin Munroe with a diving effort from Nicolette Fernandes.Matches continue all week at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the finals set for Sunday evening.last_img read more

Battle grows for control of Smith’s body

first_imgStern claims he is executor of Smith’s will and wants to have her buried next to her son in the Bahamas; Arthur wants her daughter buried in her home state of Texas; and Birkhead simply wants to prove he is the father of Dannielynn, who potentially could inherit millions. For now, though, the judge said Smith’s body would stay where it was. “This body belongs to me right now,” he said. “This body’s not leaving Broward County till I make the ruling.” Smith, 39, died Feb. 8 after collapsing at a hotel. She was a Playboy Playmate of the Year and the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his fortune since his death in 1995. On Wednesday morning, a case filed by Birkhead prompted a brief hearing before Circuit Judge Lawrence Korda in the court’s family division. Korda ordered Smith’s body temporarily retained by the morgue, following an earlier ruling in California. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The bickering over Anna Nicole Smith spiraled into a post-mortem legal war Wednesday, with judges on both coasts issuing rulings and a parade of lawyers fighting for control of the body. At the end of the day, though, Smith’s remains still were at the medical examiner’s office, and a judge here said the dispute could be lengthy. “We’re going to have hearings, as many hearings as we need,” Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin said at the start of afternoon proceedings. “This is just a warm-up.” At least three people are seeking control of Smith’s body – her longtime companion Howard K. Stern, her estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, and photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims to have fathered the model’s 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. But a Los Angeles judge later Wednesday lifted the ruling that the body be held. It appeared the case would become solely under Seidlin’s jurisdiction in probate court in Florida. When discussion resumes this morning, the judge will hear more of the sordid drama that has evolved since Smith’s death. Stern’s filing Wednesday acknowledges that Smith’s will makes no mention of where she wanted to be buried, but his attorneys claim that he is authorized to make her funeral arrangements. The petition includes affidavits from Smith’s bodyguard, her physician, a neighbor and a friend stating that the one-time reality television star wanted a Bahamas burial with her son. “It is very clear what she wanted,” said Krista Barth, a lawyer for Stern. “I think we all know Anna wants to be next to Daniel, and anything else is a tragedy.” Stern’s attorneys provided a transcript of interviews Smith gave to “Entertainment Tonight” in October in which she said Arthur was her birth mother but nothing more. “You want to hear all the things she did to me? You want to hear all the things she let my father do to me or my brother do to me? Or my sister?” she said, according to the transcript. “All the beatings and the whippin’s and the rape? That’s my mother. That’s my mom.” Arthur’s attorney, Stephen Tunstall, did not comment on the specifics alleged in the Stern filing, though he did say the mother had become estranged from Smith over drug use. But he added that none of it made any difference now. “Since the dawn of civilization, the next of kin has been given the rights and responsibility of their dead,” Tunstall said. As for Birkhead, his attorneys say he simply wants to ensure that he gets a DNA sample that has not been tampered with and that they had no interest in the burial. “We don’t care about the body,” said one of the lawyers, Susan Brown. Broward County medical examiner Joshua Perper warned that Smith’s corpse is decomposing and should be released. Her body will remain refrigerated until the judge rules. 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

Reagan look-alike, ex-NYPD officer, dies after cancer battle

first_img“Mr. Koch was a staple at many of the library’s community events, helping families celebrate Presidents Day and the Fourth of July,” said Melissa Giller, a library spokeswoman. “He will be missed.” Koch’s wife, Sylvia, submitted his photo without his knowledge to a National Enquirer look-alike contest in 1980, and he won. He learned to imitate Reagan’s speaking voice with dead-on signature lines like “Well, there you go again,” his daughter said. Koch met Reagan at his Century City office in 1994. “Jay, I hear you’ve been doing the Gipper,” the former president said as he shook his hand, according to Koch’s daughter. Julius Koch Jr. was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Rechnitz, Austria, and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was 3. After graduating from high school in New York, he joined the Navy during World War II. PORT HUENEME – Jay Koch, a former New York police officer who doubled as a look-alike for former President Ronald Reagan in movies and public appearances, has died. He was 81. Koch, who had been battling cancer, died March 19 of heart failure at his Port Hueneme home, his daughter Maureen Foster said. Koch, who perfected the Gipper’s aw-shucks smile, portrayed Reagan in “Back to the Future Part II” and “Hot Shots! Part Deu.” He was known to thousands of people who attended holiday celebrations over the years at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, where he appeared as one of the presidential look-alikes. He joined the New York Police Department and walked a beat, retiring in 1969 with the rank of sergeant.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

May ‘delighted’ with Sheffield Wednesday transfer

first_img1 Sheffield Wednesday have signed Scotland U21 striker Stevie May from St Johnstone for an undisclosed fee.May scored 67 goals in 118 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side and has penned a four-year.Following his move, the player tweeted “Delighted to say I’ve have signed a 4 year deal with Sheffield Wednesday. Can’t wait to get started #massive”.May, who made his senior debut for the Saints at the age of 16, scored 27 goals in all competitions last season as St Johnstone won the Scottish Cup. Sheffield Wednesday sign Stevie May last_img read more

Visa policy shortchanges skilled U.S. workers

first_imgIt’s not that the foreign workers they bring in lack merit. Most are dedicated employees and become taxpaying contributors to American society. But the many Americans either bumped out of their jobs by this Bush-sanctioned corporate welfare are also dedicated workers and taxpayers. Interestingly, no one has heard Colorado’s Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, now running for president on a jingoistic anti-immigrant platform, complain about the government-backed misuse of H-1Bs. Nor any of the other groups now trying loudly to tighten up both the Mexican and Canadian borders. Rather, it is two liberal Democratic politicians, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, who are carrying similar bills to wipe out the Labor Department language that now subverts the intent of the H-1B visas. For now, companies that discriminate against American citizens when hiring are legally protected by the Bush administration, which kept its disgraceful and possibly illegal rules quiet until Conroy discovered them. Only if the Durbin-Pascrell legislation passes will citizens and legal immigrants have an opportunity to compete for the top dollar, white collar jobs at stake here. And even if their bills should succeed in Congress, they would still need the signature of President Bush to end illegal discrimination against Americans and green card holders. Of course, if Bush wants to fix the problem, he need not wait for Congress to act. All he’d have to do is pick up his telephone and order his labor secretary to change the rules back to what they are supposed to be. He’s had years to do this but has shown no inclination because he knows who his campaign donors have been. Which means there will probably be no change in the current anti-American discrimination by U.S. companies until there is a new president. Tom Elias is author of The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It, now available in an updated third edition. His e-mail address is tdelias@aol.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s an open question now whether the egregious abuse of H-1B immigration visas by large corporations will ever be fixed. That’s because a small organization dedicated to helping American workers get jobs for which American companies are now importing foreign immigrants has uncovered a 2006 document demonstrating that letting foreigners take jobs Americans could fill is in fact the policy of the Bush administration. States the U.S. Department of Labor’s Strategic Plan for the fiscal years 2006 to 2011, “H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced from the job in favor of the foreign worker.” The Federal Register adds that, “The statute does not require employers to demonstrate that there are no available U.S. workers or to test the labor market for U.S. workers as required under the permanent labor certification program.” That damning language was uncovered by Donna Conroy of the organization Brightfuturejobs.org. It seems to confirm what thousands of displaced American engineers and technical workers have believed for years: Large U.S. companies, including Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and other Silicon Valley stalwarts, bring in thousands of skilled foreign workers each year not because they can’t find American workers to fill their jobs, but because they can pay the immigrants less. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The actual intent of H-1B visas is to allow American companies to recruit immigrant labor when they can’t find sufficient qualified U.S. citizens or legal residents to fill open positions. Each year, the electronic giants of the Silicon Valley lead a lobbying effort to get Congress to expand the limit on H-1Bs from 65,000 to some far higher figure. These companies aim not merely to fill jobs for which they can’t find U.S. citizens and green card holders, but to feather their financial nests. What happened early this year provides good evidence of who is really coming in on H-1Bs: It is not principally Ph.D.s and other highly educated people. Rather, it is primarily factory workers, low-level draftsmen and the like. The evidence is clear: Out of 132,000 applications received on the first day they were accepted for the 2007 quota of 65,000 visas, just 12,989 were from applicants with master’s degrees or higher. That meant the vast bulk of applications came from workers with bachelor’s degrees or less. These are not high-level researchers and software engineers, as they are often billed. They may be laboratory technicians or other skilled laborers, but there is no demonstrated shortage of American workers for those jobs. Of course, the Labor Department has made it clear to the companies they don’t have to demonstrate any shortage of U.S. workers; they can hire all the cheap labor they can somehow bring into this country. last_img read more

Win Family Tickets to Eclipse Cinema for six months in DAY SIX of the 12 Days of Giveaways!

first_imgTo celebrate our continued success as well as the arrival of our new sister site, www.donegalwoman.ie, we’re bringing you an amazing giveaway.As an early Christmas present to our readers, we are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!Every second day from now until December 24th, we will be offering an unbelievably good prize. The fifth prize was a luxurious Sunday Sleepover for two at the top-quality hotel Harvey’s Point. Our winner will have the chance to enjoy a chilled out Sunday, take in the views of Lough Eske while enjoying a scrumptious five course Sunday Lunch in the Lakeside Ballroom before checking in to a palatial suite for the night.Congratulations to our Instagram follower Leanne Donegan! You’re the winner! It’s time to bring you DAY SIX’s amazing prizeOur sixth prize is from the hugely popular Eclipse cinema!Our lucky winner will get free family tickets for six months!Eclipse cinema shows the biggest blockbusters, with their 4K screens making the cinema-going experience even more spectacular.How to EnterThis competition is open to all our readers, and there are multiple ways to enter. Each entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email counts as one, so the more you do the more chances you have of being the lucky winner.This competition is open from 5pm today (Sunday, 11th December) to 12noon Tuesday (13th December).Here’s how you can enter on all Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman platforms:Facebook: Find the competition post pinned to the top of the Donegal Daily or the Donegal Woman Facebook page.LIKE the postLIKE the Donegal Daily and the Donegal Woman Facebook pageSHARE the postTAG a friendTwitter:Visit @donegaldaily and @dglwomanRETWEET the competition tweet pinned at the top of the pageFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @dglwomanInstagram:Visit @donegaldaily or @donegalwomanLIKE ♥ the competition image for Eclipse CinemaFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @donegalwomanEmail:Simply send a mail to donegalcompetitions@gmail.comPut ECLIPSE CINEMA GIVEAWAY in the subject titleTerms & conditions apply.  Good luck! Win Family Tickets to Eclipse Cinema for six months in DAY SIX of the 12 Days of Giveaways! was last modified: December 11th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:12 days of christmasCHristmasEclipse Cinemagiveawaywinlast_img read more

‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ATTRACTING MASSIVE INTEREST

first_imgThe ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow in Letterkenny represent great value.A leading selling agent from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey has said that the development of ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow estate is attracting huge interest. Mary Rainey, a selling agent and director from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey, has revealed that nearly all of the first phase of homes at Rann Mor Meadow have been sold.According to Mary, that’s a clear indication that the banks are lending again, and that people see the incredible value on offer in the wonderfully innovative new homes at Rann Mor Meadow. Mary was also quick to praise GDC Ireland Limited who created the fantastic project, and she has described the new development as the ‘Homes of the future’. She also revealed that buyers have become more cost conscious now, and one of the most frequently asked questions aimed at her when showcasing property to potential new home-owners is, Are the homes they’re viewing energy efficient, and what energy rating are they? That demand for energy rated and energy efficient homes is one of the main reasons the Rann Mor Meadow development has been such an overwhelming success so far.Mary told Donegal Daily, “Eleven out of the fifteen homes in the first phase have been sold. “Its become quite evidently clear that the banks are lending again, and people are taking advantage of that by investing in property.“Potential new buyers can clearly see the incredible value on offer in the new development of homes at Rann Mor Meadow.“Due to the high spec design of the homes by GDC, heating costs are significantly reduced.Mary also added that the quality of the build, and the reputation of GDC, are big factors in why people are purchasing the new homes, but also feels the location of the homes are superb.“GDC has built up a stellar reputation down through the years for building quality homes, but it’s also a great location. “You’ve got some beautiful views of the town from the estate, and it’s only a five minute walk to town.“For new home-owners, it’s the ideal location to set-up base.While Mary admitted the property market hadn’t reached the level currently been seen in Dublin, she did say it was extremely positive, which is visible in the success of the Rann Mor Meadow project, after a difficult number of years in the property industry.“It started to pick up last year, but then we wondered would it dry up, but thankfully it hasn’t, and the market is improving all the time. “It’s not at the level currently being experienced in Dublin, but there’s been a huge improvement and its been a massive boost for the property industry in Donegal.For further details, contact GDC (Ireland) Limited, Kilderry, Muff, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9384700. E-mail: info@gdcirl.com, of the selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey, Letterkenny, on 074 91 22211 or see http://www.sfr.ie‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ATTRACTING MASSIVE INTEREST was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessconstructionFeaturesGDC Ireland LimitednewsRann Mor MeadowSherry Fitzgerald Raineylast_img read more