Montego Bay United club president Orville Powell appears to be a magnet for controversy. The outspoken and eccentric Powell has been the proverbial thorn in the side of football officialdom in Jamaica. Mr. Powell shot to national prominence as the man who dared to strategically change the name and structure of popular Montego Bay football club Seba United to Montego Bay United with the guiding principle then being that the relatively small Montego Bay football fraternity should pool its resources and throw its support behind a United Montego Bay football force. At the time, the voices and actions of resistance resonated loudly across the western football fraternity. But two national league titles in six years, and an appreciative Montego Bay football fraternity now appears to be fully sold on the vision. Outspoken He dares to have and express independent thoughts, and is driven by his obvious passion for the sport and a vision for its betterment. Powell does not depend on political and nepotistic favours in the running of his club and the expression of his ideas. He speaks his mind and defends what he believes in. He may not always be right, but I think Jamaica’s football needs more Powells to revolutionise and rescue it from its current doldrums. For far too long it has been business as usual in the administration of our football. The local game and the local product is begging for more independent thinkers who are not compromised puppets, pan handlers and mendicants, which Mr. Orville Powell certainly is not. The fact of the matter is that the local football fraternity has become docile, lazy, and lacking in ambition, basically resigning itself to an inferior status and an inferior state of mind. Whenever an independent voice with a vision such as that of Powell is heard, it tends to stick out like sore thumb amidst the servile “yes men” and “pencil pushers” and invariably attracts ridicule and condemnation. Powell dares to operate contrary to the defeatist protocol and is predictably being unfairly vilified. En route to the second of those league titles last season, Powell led his team in a controversial protest leading up to the grand final in his home city, after accusing the league organisers and sponsors of disrespect, after decisions relating to the scheduling and organisation of the big game were taken without what he called then, “proper consultations” with Montego Bay United. The quarrel this season has been ongoing for several months after Powell, in reaction to last season’s fall out, again dared to step out of the box in seeking to leave the clutches of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). In doing this, he sought to get away from what he sees as the restrictions which limit the potential of the club of exploiting independent sponsorship deals. All this, while being restricted by the PLCA stipulations which prohibit individual clubs from accepting sponsorship outside of that shared by the current twelve team pool . It was the pursuance of this exit process that led to the current stand off as Montego Bay United and Mr Powell are now claiming that having not successfully executed their exit of the PLCA, the club is still entitled to the pool sponsorship benefits from the association, which of course have not been forthcoming. That controversial saga continues. On the face of it, Powell appears to be a monster and a disruptive element for the local football establishment. Controversial protest
DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I have never done anything like this,” Cheryshev said. “I already felt very happy when I knew I could come here with my squad, but I never, ever dreamed of something like this.”After Cheryshev’s first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the 71st with a header from Golovin’s cross. Golovin added the fifth from a free kick.Following a lavish opening ceremony featuring British singer Robbie Williams, Putin welcomed visiting fans and promised Russia would be a “hospitable and friendly” host.Putin has made no secret about his desire for success in international sports, especially at the Olympics. But high points for Russian athletes have been rare since the country’s image was tarnished by doping, with numerous Olympic medals stripped for drug use.In a World Cup first, the video assistant referee system was available for the match between the tournament’s lowest-ranked teams, though it wasn’t used for an official review.ADVERTISEMENT Staying focused Russia’s bench players had their day of glory.Dzyuba had played only once for Russia since 2016, while Cheryshev and Gazinsky made two appearances in that time.Raised in Spain, where his father Dmitry taught at Real Madrid’s youth academy, Cheryshev showed his technical skills by beating the two Saudi defenders before his first goal.Dzyuba spent half the season on loan after reported disputes with Zenit St. Petersburg management, but forced his way back into the Russia team with strong play.QUOTABLESaudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi: “We were not doing what we wanted to do. The opposing team did not have to make a huge effort to win.”Golovin: “For us, each game is like the last.”SERIOUS STATSIt was Russia’s third win from 10 World Cup matches since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Cheryshev hadn’t scored for Russia in his 11 previous appearances. Saudi Arabia has now lost a game by four or more goals at each of its last four World Cup visits, including an 8-0 rout at the hands of Germany in 2002. MOST READ It was the host nation’s first World Cup win since 2002, and it raises the hope that Russia can get past the group stage for the first time since the Soviet era.Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russia ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin’s cross when the Saudis failed to clear a corner in the 12th minute. Gazinsky charged forward to meet the ball as Saudi player Taisir Al-Jassam stumbled, leaving a simple finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPutin and Infantino smiled and shrugged as they sat next to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Putin then reached over to shake the prince’s hand.Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals. He chipped the ball over two Saudi defenders in the 43rd minute and shot over goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf’s right side to make it 2-0. He later chipped the ball in for Russia’s fourth goal in stoppage time. 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(AP Photo/Victor Caivano)MOSCOW— Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the Saudi crown prince.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Saudis, who last won a match at the World Cup in 1994, failed to get a single shot on target.GROUP DYNAMICSThe win for Russia is a big boost to its hopes of advancing, but it will still face a tough test against Egypt on June 19 and Uruguay six days later.With the five goals against the Saudis, a draw could be enough against either of its two remaining opponents.Saudi Arabia’s route to the knockout round is much more difficult. The Saudis will face Uruguay on June 20 and then Egypt on June 25. 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Mr. Aaron Marshall, team leader at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko, Bong County, has disclosed that 504 metric tons of seed rice was produced during the Ebola period.Making the disclosure over the weekend in Gbarnga in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer he said following the deadly Ebola outbreak, a lot of work was done at CARI.He said that before the outbreak of Ebola, farmers in Lofa, Nimba and in other counties had produced more rice and other foodstuff.“At CARI, there are several streams of research going on. We are researching different varieties of rice that would take only 70 -90 days to germinate to yield more varieties of rice.“Now that Ebola has drastically reduced, we have increased our workforce. They were reduced by 250 during the Ebola crisis but have now been increased to 500 to the extent that the warehouse is producing 500 metric tons of seeds rice, and 50 hectares of cassava, which he described as the biggest progress CARI has made,” Mr.Marshall said.He said at present CARI is working along with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to restore the productive assets of farmers and farmers’ groups by building essential infrastructure to support food production.He indicated that through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), Africa Rice and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), CARI is now producing and providing seeds and other improved varieties to small-scale farmers and in return the farmers after they harvest their farms bring back some seed rice to CARI.“CARI has in recent years increased its cassava production from 25 to 50 hectares of 20 improved varieties of cassava that could produce ten times,” he said.Mr. Marshall said, CARI, as an agriculture institution, will continue to work with local farmers to enable them grow and sell more food as well as increase their livelihoods. The institution, he said has over the years, renovated three fish ponds but has now increased to ten ponds to maintain fingerlings that will be harvested and given to farmers.CARI team leader disclosed that the institution is not free from challenges, stating that the issue of funding and capacity remain major challenges to the institution.He said some ways the Ministry of Agriculture is solving the problems is by offering scholarships to students to build their capacity.He said during the heat of the Ebola outbreak, activities at the center slowed down, and kept functioning.In an interview with a local farmer Mr. Napoleon Rennie, who is operating on 100 acres of farmland in Zeanzue, he said he has been farming for the past several years and has not benefitted from CARI activities.He said he hoped to receive support from CARI, including seed rice to improve his farming activity to boost productivity.Another farmer Madam Faith Flomo told the Daily Observer, “I plant peppers, okra and rice in Wainsue and I want support from the government. It’s my hope that CARI will provide me seeds to let me grow more food.”She also said she would like to have more seeds for improved farming.Mr. Aaron Marshall, team leader at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko, Bong County, has disclosed that 504 metric tons of seed rice was produced during the Ebola period.Making the disclosure over the weekend in Gbarnga in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer he said following the deadly Ebola outbreak, a lot of work was done at CARI.He said that before the outbreak of Ebola, farmers in Lofa, Nimba and in other counties had produced more rice and other foodstuff.“At CARI, there are several streams of research going on. We are researching different varieties of rice that would take only 70 -90 days to germinate to yield more varieties of rice.“Now that Ebola has drastically reduced, we have increased our workforce. They were reduced by 250 during the Ebola crisis but have now been increased to 500 to the extent that the warehouse is producing 500 metric tons of seeds rice, and 50 hectares of cassava, which he described as the biggest progress CARI has made,” Mr.Marshall said.He said at present CARI is working along with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to restore the productive assets of farmers and farmers’ groups by building essential infrastructure to support food production.He indicated that through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), Africa Rice and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), CARI is now producing and providing seeds and other improved varieties to small-scale farmers and in return the farmers after they harvest their farms bring back some seed rice to CARI.“CARI has in recent years increased its cassava production from 25 to 50 hectares of 20 improved varieties of cassava that could produce ten times,” he said.Mr. Marshall said, CARI, as an agriculture institution, will continue to work with local farmers to enable them grow and sell more food as well as increase their livelihoods. The institution, he said has over the years, renovated three fish ponds but has now increased to ten ponds to maintain fingerlings that will be harvested and given to farmers. CARI team leader disclosed that the institution is not free from challenges, stating that the issue of funding and capacity remain major challenges to the institution.He said some ways the Ministry of Agriculture is solving the problems is by offering scholarships to students to build their capacity.He said during the heat of the Ebola outbreak, activities at the center slowed down, and kept functioning.In an interview with a local farmer Mr. Napoleon Rennie, who is operating on 100 acres of farmland in Zeanzue, he said he has been farming for the past several years and has not benefitted from CARI activities.He said he hoped to receive support from CARI, including seed rice to improve his farming activity to boost productivity.Another farmer Madam Faith Flomo told the Daily Observer, “I plant peppers, okra and rice in Wainsue and I want support from the government. It’s my hope that CARI will provide me seeds to let me grow more food.”She also said she would like to have more seeds for improved farming.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Be the change that you wish to see in the world There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says. The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.
Residents of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway are currently finalising plans to host the community’s first Business Expo, aimed at not only improving the market for local products and services, but also sensitising the public.Kuru Kururu Small Business Association President and leader of the organising committee, Sasha Morrison, told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the exciting event was set for August 25, but they were yet to solicit support from Government Ministries.Although the venue has not yet been confirmed, Morrison said that the one-day expo would not be limited to the community members only, but would be open to neighbouring villages such as Soesdyke, Timehri, and other villages along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.Food, salon, and several other businesses will be marketed at the event, which isKuru Kururu Small Business Association President Sasha Morrisonexpected to kick off from 10:00h and conclude at 20:00h on the aforementioned date.The Business Expo was inspired after the organisers realised the grave need for persons to become informed of what is available at hand’s reach.Morrison said that many times although the services and products are offered right in the community, persons end up all over the country in search of same, which consumes and wastes a lot of money.“Myself and a few other persons are business people and what we have observed over the past years is that the development in Kuru Kururu is very poor, so the attention that the community needs, especially for youths is not there. So, the idea of a business expo is to actually bring about more awareness for the community itself and also to help push the youths forward, so like even if you have an idea, they will be welcome to come out and network with these business owners, so they can now be more informed on how to go about starting and running their businesses,” Morrison pointed out.So far, she noted that businesses have expressed interest in the event, and organisers currently hoping for the participation of at least 30 booths.Morrison was keen to note that she would like to see more persons participate in the event, but the goal of 30 has been set given that this was the first time it was being hosted and she was cognisant of the fact that the community did not have too many entrepreneurs, something which they hope to promote as a viable livelihood at the Expo.
Regional Health Officers from the 10 administrative regions were on Wednesday given an opportunity to highlight the challenges and achievements of the respective areas, and their plans for the year in bettering healthcare services for the public.PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr William Adu-KrowThis meeting was facilitated by the hosting of a public health meeting at Cara Lodge, in Georgetown, under the theme: “Collaboratively we build a resilient healthcare system that is acceptable, timely and appropriate to meet the needs of every person in Guyana.”During that time, representative from the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), Dr William Adu-Krow sought to present on one of the challenging factors which Guyana’s health sector is faced with; the number of maternal deaths per year.“For us now, maternal mortality is an issue. We cannot continue to talk about it all the time and continue to have maternal deaths all the time. I was surprised because I thought we had only four deaths but [it is]…six or seven. If we have six by the end of February…that means we are looking at 36 deaths [for the year]… I think we need to do more,” he said.Adu-Krow noted that he was asked by the organisation to prepare a monthly report on the number of persons that died and the factors surrounding their deaths, which will later be analysed. Other aims include having zero mortality from haemorrhaging.Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Fawcett Jeffrey“We want to have zero mortality from haemorrhage. That means no woman should die delivering a baby from blood loss. This is a tall order because the last data that I looked at indicated that 52 per cent of our women come into labour with haemoglobin less than 10. That already puts them at a disadvantage,” the PAHO representative said.He explained that referral and counter referral forms are essential when transferring persons, since the next doctor will be briefed on the condition of patients and consequently, this will reduce incorrect diagnosis.Meanwhile, Director of Regional Health Services, Dr Kay Shako shared some of the work done at the regional level, indicating that this meeting will serve as a stakeholder’s approach to understand the dynamics and challenges of each region. For now, accessibility is key in providing the same level of services to persons in the hinterland.Her position is that health care should be provided without discriminating against gender, age, sexual orientation or social status.Shako emphasised, “We should be giving healthcare services to persons irrespective of their sexual orientation, culture, age…. There should be no discrimination in healthcare delivery. We need to treat all patients with dignity, create trust and promote the demand for services.”While informing that specialists were placed at the regional hospitals, Shako stated that there is need for medical personnel at the sub districts.Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Fawcett Jeffrey shared his input on the accessibility of services to remote areas. He is of the impression that doctors should make use of the technological advancements that are given to gain assistance from practitioners in the urban areas, rather than sending persons to the coastland to be treated.As a result of the lack of these approaches, the medevac costs which were once pegged at about $40 million, currently stands at some $120 million.Jeffrey stated that the RHOs are required to recognise these problems and use all of the financial resources in providing these services. According to him, the residency programme should be reinstated to allow for specialists to visit the regions and treat persons in their respective communities.“There was a budget of $35 million to $40 million annually for medevac. The budget is presently $120 million…The Regional Health Officers need to demand that what you’ve budgeted for is adhered to…The region that needs to come up with the equipment, with the infrastructure so that we can have personnel go to the region and take care of the business.”Meanwhile, Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings noted that these discussions will allow the regions to develop better systems to provide accessible and dependable medical assistance.
“I miss the guys, the old guys,” said Kiner, a graduate of Alhambra High School. The Hall of Fame slugger-turned-broadcaster, now 84, keeps busy at the park. Dressed neatly in a suit jacket and sunglasses, he was at Tradition Field on Monday to work a few innings of the exhibition between the Cleveland Indians and New York Mets. Kiner has recovered nicely from a stroke several years ago that impaired his speech, and recently had dinner with Yogi Berra. He remains good friends with Stan Musial and occasionally sees Bob Feller. He only wishes a few more faces still were around. Dizzy Dean, Ted Williams and Casey Stengel were his pals. Kiner did pretty well off the field; his Hollywood cronies included Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and he once squired Liz Taylor. “We were like a club back then. We all knew each other,” he said. “I think we had more fun. Now, everything is so ferocious because the money is so tremendous. “Those stories about Ted Williams and Tom Yawkey shooting pigeons at Fenway Park, you think they could do that now?” he said. Kiner, sitting on the Mets bench, laughed at the thought. As if on cue, Mets sensation Jose Reyes happened to walk into the dugout, singing loudly in Spanish and shaking his hips. For showmanship, though, no one could beat Ruth. Kiner was in his late teens when the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League wanted to sign him. He went down to their park – Wrigley Field, modeled after the one in Chicago – where they were filming “Pride of the Yankees.” A few minutes later, Ruth ambled over. “I idolized him,” Kiner said. “I didn’t know what to say.” Kiner enjoyed another highlight at that Wrigley Field, where episodes of “Home Run Derby” and “The Twilight Zone” were filmed: In high school, he homered off Paige during a barnstorming tour. Cobb also spent a lot of time around the park. The player with the best career batting average “wasn’t irascible around me, but I heard the stories,” Kiner said. Kiner also did fine with the bat. After serving as a Navy pilot in the South Pacific during World War II, he broke into the majors with Pittsburgh. Kiner either led or tied for the National League home run lead in each of his first seven seasons. A bad back forced him to retire after 10 years; he hit 369 homers, many pulled over the short left-field wall at Forbes Field known as “Kiner’s Korner.” He was elected to the Hall in 1975 on his 15th and final try on the writers’ ballot. He got exactly one more vote than required for induction. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kiner started calling Mets’ games during their expansion season in 1962 and has stayed ever since; the home TV booth at Shea Stadium is named in his honor. The Mets will hold an on-field tribute to him July 14 before they play Cincinnati. “You couldn’t be any luckier than I’ve been, to keep working in baseball,” he said. To spend any time around Kiner is to open a Who’s Who of Cooperstown. Other announcers can rattle off the Sabermetrics, but who else can tell stories involving 20th-century luminary Cap Anson, Rogers Hornsby and Rube Marquard? Don’t hear much about them these days. Funny thing, there was a trivia question posted on the scoreboard Monday, and Tris Speaker was one of the potential answers. Speaker, a star way back in the dead-ball era, was one of Kiner’s coaches. “Taught me a lot about playing the outfield,” Kiner said. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Ralph Kiner shook hands with Babe Ruth, talked ball with Ty Cobb and hit a home run off Satchel Paige. Great names of the game, all gone.
Arsene Wenger will be hoping for a picture perfect performance from goalkeeper Petr Cech when he comes up against former club Chelsea on Sunday.Cech, 33, moved to Arsenal from Stamford Bridge in the summer having spent 11 hugely successful years with the Blues and Wenger now describes him as a “camera behind the team”.The Gunners boss made Cech’s signature a priority and the Czech Republic international was the only addition to his ranks before the start of the season.Since his arrival, Cech has claimed the record for Premier League clean sheets and has played a major role in guiding Arsenal to the top of the Barclays Premier League table.Meanwhile, Chelsea have endured a woeful defence of their title and sit 19 points behind their London rivals heading into their weekend clash at the Emirates Stadium and Wenger feels his defence has benefited from having such an experienced campaigner shoring them up.“He has a calming presence, he communicates well, anticipates well, sees what is coming,” he said.“He is a kind of coach. The best position to be a coach is the goalkeeper – because he doesn’t move, and he sees everything. He is the camera behind the team.”Wenger admits there were a few question marks over whether Cech would be up to the task of becoming Arsenal’s number one after a season warming the bench with the Blues but he insists any doubts were soon removed.“I didn’t know what kind of shape he was in physically because he hadn’t played,” he said.“When I met him I was quickly reassured of his desire to do well and his motivation. I didn’t know how much he could still produce physically.“He hadn’t played and was battling a drop in physical aptitude. But I knew the potential was exceptional having played against him 11 years in the Premier League. It was a question of ‘physically, can he still do it?’”Chelsea skipper John Terry said the signing of Cech would net Arsenal at least 12 extra points this season and, while Wenger refused to quantify his significance, he admitted his addition to the squad was key.“You cannot measure it,” he said when asked if Cech could prove to be worth 12-15 points.“You cannot measure that. But you know one thing: you need a top-class goalkeeper. I have said many times that it is an underrated position. And you need a top-class goalkeeper to do well.”Wenger has struggled for a commanding, first-choice goalkeeper since Jens Lehmann’s retirement but had two goalkeepers on his books before Cech’s arrival who he rates highly.Wojciech Szczesny has been farmed out on loan to Roma while David Ospina has had to settle for the job of understudy for much of the season – especially after a terrible error in Arsenal’s 3-2 Champions League defeat at home to Olympiacos.Wenger revealed he had to contemplate Cech’s signing because of how highly he regards Ospina but said he would have been wrong not to grasp the opportunity.“Look, it was a very, very difficult decision for me because I highly rate Ospina,” he added.“I have a high opinion of him. Ospina is a goalkeeper who, in my opinion, is underrated, especially in England.“But (signing Cech) was maybe one of the few opportunities to say, ‘okay, this is obvious’. It was more to say, ‘if I don’t do this, it would have been a mistake I think’.” 1 Petr Cech
Job Vacancy: Donegal Waste & Recycle are looking to recruit an experienced, reliable and punctual HGV Driver for our Waste collection company based in South West Donegal. The company is based near Glenties presently but relocating to Donegal Town. Job Requirements: Over 25 years of ageFull clean C licenceEC licenceCE licenceExperience essentialUp to date CPC Self motivated early starterGood knowledge/driving experience in the local area would be an advantageIf you wish to apply for the role, please forward your CV to email@example.comJob Vacancy: Experienced HGV Driver required was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal TownDonegal Waste & RecycleGlentieshgv driverJob Vacancy