$29M for NOC upgrade

first_imgThe sum of $28.978 million will be spent on the rehabilitation of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), located at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during his recent post-Cabinet press briefing, said Cabinet approved the contract which was awarded to PD Construction.The project forms part of the Social Protection Ministry’s Capital Programme. The Ministry will also be implementing a Self-Sufficient Agricultural Economic ServicesThe New Opportunity Corpsventure, as part of the reintegration programme available for the students at the institution.Steps are also being taken to evaluate the staff complement and the core competencies that are needed to bring the institution in line with the minimum standards required by such an institution.In July 2017, the operation of the NOC was transferred from the Education Ministry to the Social Protection Ministry, on the grounds that the institution’s purpose is to prepare and train juveniles for reintegration into society.The NOC caters to children between the ages of 12 to 17 and most of whom are there for committing the offence of wandering. It has a specific mandate to rehabilitate and train adolescent offenders and wanderers so that they could be re-integrated in the society.last_img read more

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Ancelotti poised to take over as Napoli coach

first_imgThe 58-year-old Ancelotti and Italian film producer De Laurentiis are finalising details of a three-year contract.Corriere dello Sport reported that everything was now in place for Ancelotti to take over the southern side, but only if Maurizio Sarri decides to leave the club.Contact between De Laurentiis and the former AC Milan and Real Madrid coach has been ongoing for weeks amid the indecision of Sarri, who has a contract with Napoli until 2020.Sarri indicated last Sunday that he was ready to leave the Serie A side he joined in 2015 after finishing runners-up for the second time in three seasons behind Juventus.Ancelotti, who also had spells in charge of Chelsea, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, has three Champions League titles to his name as a coach. He has also won the league in Italy, France, Germany and England.He was reported to have recently turned down the opportunity to coach the Italian national side to stay in club football.Sarri, meanwhile, has been linked with English side Chelsea.The 59-year-old former banker was also reported to have been contacted by Zenit Saint Petersburg, with the Russian club able to pay his eight-million-euro ($9.4 million) release clause.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlo Ancelotti is reported to be set to be appointed Napoli coach © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, May 23 – Former Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti is set to take over as Napoli coach, according to reports in Italy on Tuesday.Ancelotti, who was sacked by the Bundesliga champions last September, was reported to be holding talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in Rome on Tuesday night.last_img read more

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Ox Game rumbles into Industry

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDUSTRY – Eight men on horseback created a mosh pit of man and beast Saturday as several hundred people watched them compete for a 50-pound bag that closely resembled a burlap sack of potatoes. This was the scene at the Ox Game at the Industry Hills Expo Center in Industry, where the sport was played for the first time in the San Gabriel Valley. The L.A. Range Riders defeated Rough Stock 26-16. Wesley Devol, 74, of Encinitas brought members of his family the nearly 100-mile distance because they had heard so much about it. “It’s an interesting thing to watch,” said Devol, who is an experienced horseback rider. “I’ve been on a horse before but not like this. I don’t think I could now. I don’t think I could have years ago.” The object of the game is for oxboys – or horse riders – to pick up the ox bag from the center of the equestrian turf, carry it to one end of the arena and maneuver around a flag, worth one point, then travel to the opposite side of the playing field and drop it into a circle for a two-point touchdown. The game has four 12-minute quarters, with breaks between each quarter. During those breaks, with steam rising collectively from their horses like a row of automobiles with ruptured radiator hoses, the oxboys dust themselves off, retrieve their fallen baseball caps, readjust the tack on their steeds and ready for the next round. Jesse Gustelam, captain of the L.A. Range Riders who was named most valuable player of Saturday’s match, said he had never played anything like Ox Game before. “A lot of heart and a lot of power (are important). And not to be afraid,” he said. Ox Game, according to organizers, came from the sport Buzkashi, still played in Afghanistan, Mongolia and Asia 2,000 years after it was created. The ox bag was originally an animal carcass filled with rocks and sand. But in Buzkashi, there are no rules, and riders can introduce whips, chains, or use their horses to ram one another to win. This version is a bit tamer and safer, like arm wrestling compared to the WWE, but still a challenge. Riders still fall from their horses. “(In Afghanistan) they play with 40 to 50 horses,” said Sonny Amin, founder of Horse Ox USA Inc., who came to the United States from Afghanistan in 1979. “(Here) we have a system, referee, trainers. We want to make sure the horses are safe as well as the players.” He is hopeful that Ox Game will become the next hottest sport in America. “I would like to expose this scene all over California and all over the United States,” he said. lafayette.hight@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764last_img read more

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Jones over ‘cr*p’ FA Cup final outing

first_imgManchester United Jones over ‘cr*p’ FA Cup final outing as he prepares for Hazard reunion Guy Atkinson 19:55 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Phil Jones - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Tunisia Tunisia v England England World Cup England v Belgium Belgium Eden Hazard FA Cup Premier League The Manchester United defender endured a disappointing afternoon against Chelsea at Wembley, but his focus now is on England duty at the World Cup Manchester United defender Phil Jones insists he has put a “cr*p” FA Cup Final performance behind him as he gears up for England’s World Cup campaign.Jones endured a torrid time in United’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in May, giving away a decisive first-half penalty that was dispatched by Eden Hazard.The two could come face-to-face again in the final Group G match between England and Belgium, but Jones is adamant that his display at Wembley has been consigned to history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “The FA Cup Final was cr*p,” he said. “But that’s football. These things happen. You move on. You have to, because I can’t sit on my ar*e and dwell on it for weeks and weeks and weeks. I’d be ready to jump off a bridge if I think like that. It was disappointing.”Can I discard that baggage? Of course, you have to. It happens to every single player, all over the world, every day. Some get highlighted more than others, that’s football.”I’m used to it now and I like to think I’m wise enough and experienced enough to deal with it and get on with it.”He’s [Hazard] sharp, he’s quick, he’s agile. And he’s a difficult player to play against. We’ve got some of them in our squad as well.”I’m not too worried about other players, I’m more worried about what we’ve got. When I look at the squad, the training that we’ve done and the games that we’ve played, I see us doing well.”England’s World Cup campaign kicks off against Tunisia on Monday at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd.last_img read more

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