Kaizer Chiefs extend Eagles goalkeeper’s contract by two years

first_imgSuper Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has extended his contract with PSL side Kaizer Chiefs and will remain at the club until June 2022. Loading… On Wednesday, the club confirmed the 33 year-old has agreed a contract extension that’ll see him stay for another two seasons. We are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who joined Chiefs in January 2019 has earned himself a two-year contract extension to June 2022. It is believed Chiefs value their Nigerian goalkeeper at €700k and the sixth highest in the Club. Read Also:Ex-Kaizer Chiefs legend: Akpeyi still the best in South Africa According stats provided by transfermarkt.com the former Warri Wolves Goalkeeper is ranked the 625th highest in value among goalkeepers in the World. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Akpeyi joined Amakhosi in the January transfer window of 2019 on a one-year deal. The move was a contingency plan after first choice goalkeeper Khune Itumeleng suffered a long term injury. But, the Nigerian has been so impressive he has remained first choice for Manager Ernst Middendorp, although Khune has been in and out with niggling injury concerns.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Justice dep’t to ‘closely monitor’ BuCor reforms

first_img“I have directed the interim DOJoversight committee to closely monitor reforms being initiated by the new BuCorleadership and ensure that such reforms are being implemented within the boundsof the law and with due consideration for the well-being of inmates in ourpenitentiaries,” he said. “Supervision includes callingattention to actions which are improper, unlawful, or way out of bounds. Italso includes instituting disciplinary action whenever warranted.” MANILA – Justice Secretary MenardoGuevarra has ordered the agency’s oversight committee to “closely monitor” thereforms under new Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag. A Senate probe on the GCTA also revealed that even under President Rodrigo Duterte, who is tough on the illegal drug trade, drug lords continued to operate from behind bars. (With GMA News/PN) The bureau came under fire following itsalleged questionable implementation of the good conduct time allowance law(GCTA), allowing heinous crime convicts to be granted early release. Guevarra made the remark amid reports that the demolition of illegal structures in the national penitentiary made the harsh living conditions even harder, with some inmates claiming they were forced to sleep outside. BuCor and the Philippine National Policelast week began the demolition in a bid to stop preferential treatment andalleged illegal business dealings in the country’s main penitentiary. last_img read more

Baylor Honors Veterans with Pay Increase

first_imgMILAN, Ind. — Baylor Trucking announced the expansion of its Veteran’s Recognition Program with a pay increase honoring all of those who have served.Baylor Trucking, Inc. is saluting America’s driving professionals who have served in the Armed Forces with an additional $.01 per mile increase, $1 per hour for local drivers and a 1% salary increase for all office associates.The pay increase is expected to provide an additional $50,000 to Military Veterans at Baylor and additional earnings for new hires.The Veteran’s Recognition Program at Baylor continues to expand.Veteran drivers are issued specially wrapped trucks decorated with the U.S. flag, the Constitution and patriotic themes.Company Drivers and Independent Contractors are applauded with Veteran ceremonies by Baylor team members.Each Veteran receives a star truck decal notating his/her branch of service.Veterans returning from recent deployment are provided specialized training to further develop their truck driving career.last_img read more

South Ripley earns Title IV Grant

first_imgVersailles, In. — We are pleased to announce that South Ripley Community School Corporation has recently been awarded a Title IV, Part A Grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Indiana Department of Education. This was a competitive process and South Ripley received the maximum dollar amount that was available in this grant program.Brenda Konradi, the Executive Director of One Community One Family, assisted South Ripley Elementary Principal Amy Linkel and Superintendent Rob Moorhead in writing the grant. Title IV, Part A grants are intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education.The South Ripley grant application focused on seeking funding to allow the district to provide social and emotional supports for students attending South Ripley Elementary School. This will be accomplished through the implementation of evidence-based practices such as Nashville STARS programming, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, and Parent Cafes.In order to implement these programs and coordinate services, South Ripley plans to hire a Student Assistance Program (SAP) Director. The SAP Director will have a background in social work and will provide early intervention for students exhibiting problem behaviors, provide support to small groups and individuals, and provide links to additional appropriate services in the community.“We are ecstatic that our proposal was chosen for funding,” said South Ripley Superintendent Rob Moorhead. “Amy Linkel and Brenda Konradi were instrumental in writing this comprehensive proposal, and we are looking forward to the implementation of these evidence based programs to allow us to better meet the needs of all of our elementary school students and families.”Although the SAP Director will focus on the elementary school, this person will be available to consult with and provide additional support in times of crisis at the high school and junior high as well. After spending additional time in the planning process throughout this school year, South Ripley intends to implement the SAP Director’s position in the 2018-19 school year.last_img read more

Moyes: United job requires patience

first_imgDavid Moyes believes he was awarded a six-year contract to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager because the club’s hierarchy realised what a big job it was. Nevertheless, having already spent more than £60million on Marouane Fellaini and new club-record signing Juan Mata, the Glazer family will have to splash out much more according to Keane. For the Irishman agrees with many who feel Ferguson’s managerial ability allowed United’s controversial owners to get away with investing far less on the first-team squad than was actually required. Keane told itv.com: “They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year. “Manchester United need five or six players. “If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting. “These can be exciting times for Man United. Get them back to the very top where they belong.” One man unlikely to be retained is Rio Ferdinand. The 35-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, and after making one appearance in two months there seems little likelihood of a further extension being offered. He remains a United player for now though, which means he will be leaving for Dubai after Wednesday evening’s encounter at the Emirates Stadium despite reports to the contrary. “What was written was a load of rubbish,” said Moyes. “Complete nonsense.” After a shaky start to Moyes’ tenure, United have staggered through the early weeks of 2014, suffering five defeats already, before failing to beat bottom club Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday. It represents as poor a campaign as United have endured since the early years of Ferguson’s reign, and they face another stiff test at Arsenal on Wednesday evening. There has been general approval of former captain Roy Keane’s assessment that up to half a dozen experienced players are required to rebuild United to their former strength, and it appears getting the club back on track is going to take time. “I was given a six-year contract,” said Moyes. “Things were always going to take time. There has been rebuilding going on here year after year and we’ll continue to do that.” There has been plenty of backing from the club’s hierarchy, even though executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is likely to be quizzed about this season’s poor performances – and the impact failing to qualify for the Champions League would have on finances – when he speaks about United’s second-quarter results on Wednesday. This has not come as a shock to Moyes though. “The support has been fantastic,” he said. “The right clubs pick the right managers and the right managers pick the right club. “I always hoped Manchester United would come looking for me and they did in the end. The support doesn’t surprise me.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Jaguars on top of 4-Day standings

first_imgST JOHN’S – Guyana Jaguars have taken over top spot of the Digicel Regional 4-Day Cricket Tournament.After the third round of matches ended on Tuesday, Jaguars have 33.6 points, followed closely by Barbados Pride with 33.4.Leeward Islands Hurricanes have emerged as a strong force and are in third place with 29.4 points after hugging the bottom of the table for many years.Still, it is a very close race, with six points separating first to fifth.Windward Island Volcanoes are at the bottom with 17.6 points.There are two more rounds of matches before the Christmas break.ROUND 4 – December 9 to 12Volcanoes vs Hurricanes – Windsor Park, Dominica (10:00hrs)Jaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium (15:00hrs)ROUND 5 – December 15 to 18Hurricanes vs Scorpions – Warner Park (15:00hrs)ROUND 5 – December 16 to 19Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (09:30hrs)Pride vs Volcanoes – Windsor Park, Dominica (10:00hrs)Following are the Official Points Standings after the third round.Abbreviations: Pts – total points, M-matches, W – won, L – lost, T – tied, I – incomplete match, A – abandoned match, DP – Abandoned match due to dangerous pitch, MR – match referee awarding match, Bat – batting points, Bowl – bowling points, PB – pace bowling points.FRANCHISES Pts M W L T I A DP MR BAT BOWL PB1. Guyana Jaguars 33.6 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 9 4.62. Barbados Pride 33.4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 7 4.43. Leewards Hurricanes 29.4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 1.44. Jamaica Scorpions 28.6 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 2.65. T&T Red Force 27 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 36. Windwards Volcanoes 17.6 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 4.6last_img read more

Chelsea showed their unity – AVB

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas declared that Chelsea’s unity was highlighted by their dramatic 2-1 victory at Wolves.The Blues players made a point of celebrating Ramires’ opening goal with their under-fire manager, whose team went on to win 2-1 courtesy of Frank Lampard’s late strike.Villas-Boas steadfastly denied recent reports he had ordered his players to celebrate with him after scoring, and he insisted their reaction was spontaneous.AdChoices广告“It’s just part of them showing the unity of the team and what we have been doing,” he said.“I think after the recent happenings in the home fixtures, where we lost points, it is normal for stories to come out – speculation about untrue things going on.“I didn’t know the celebration was coming. If you like to be speculative, that’s your choice, but if you take that route, you’re not correct.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Freshman plunges into record book

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIt’s an understatement to say freshman Caleb Percevecz ofthe Wisconsin men?s diving team believes in the old clich? that records aremeant to be broken.For the first few months of his collegiate career, Caleb hasbeen adhering to that statement. He set a new school record for the platformearly in the season, and then a month later, Percevecz broke his own mark. ?I guess everyone is always shooting to break a record orwin something,? Percevecz said. ?My name is going to be up on the board, that?scool. That will be a good feeling.?Percevecz scored a 274.60 at the Texas Invitational in lateNovember, beating the 253.55 mark set by UW?s Josh Bonner in 2006. At theHawaiian Invitational in January, Percevecz topped his previous record with ascore of 286.80.?I wasn?t focusing on the record,? Percevecz said. ?It?salways a personal best-type thing. The record just happened to be within mygrasp.?The swimming and diving team, however, couldn?t be morepleased with the addition of Percevecz, who as a senior last year was named theMale Athlete of the Year at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.?He?s one of the hardest working kids I have,? UW swimmingand diving coach Tom Michael said. ?Caleb is the first one in and the last oneout.??He?s a really hard worker, so he inspires everyone to dothe same,? sophomore diver Emily Cheffins said. Cheffins is another record-setting diver on the Badgerssquad. The sophomore bettered a score by UW?s Amanda Witte set in 2006.  Cheffins’ mark of 251.70 on theplatform at the Hawaiian Invitational also became the best score at UW.She added that learning from Percevecz has helped her overcomethe stress of competitions.?Caleb lightens the mood because [diving] can get kind offrustrating sometimes,? Cheffins said. ?He?s always really positive and jokingaround. … The atmosphere of meets is that everyone is tenser. Caleb is goodat not letting things get to his head.?Percevecz?s diving interest stemmed from an early six-yearcareer as a gymnast. But after watching his sister at swimming practice, henoticed some of the divers. After giving it a try, he soon changed sports.?I wanted to get out of the gym,? Percevecz said. ?[Diving]is fun, it?s easy, and it?s nice on the body.?In high school, Percevecz enjoyed an illustrious career inwhich he won the state diving crown all four years. This caught the eye ofcoach Michael during the recruiting process.?The diving community is very small,? Michael said. ?I?vebeen going to all of the same meets as him, and I watched him grow up andprogress. ? I?ve known him since he was probably 10 years old, and he?s alwaysbeen a high level diver.?Initially, the decision to come to Wisconsin from sunnyArizona didn’t come easy, even though coach Michael and Percevecz had developeda bond. But when Percevecz took a tour of the campus and visited the team, hewas sold on diving for the Badgers.?When I came out for my recruiting trip, they really made mefeel like part of the team, like they really wanted me here,? Percevecz said.?It was a cool thing to be a part of. … There was an awesome feeling betweenthe swimmers and the divers. It was all one team, everyone hangs out, andeveryone-gets-along-type thing.?With one semester under his belt, Percevecz has enjoyed histime in Madison, with the Badgers no doubt enjoying having the freshman ontheir team.Next up for the men and women?s swimming and diving team arethe Big Ten Quad Duals, followed by the Big Ten Championship and later the NCAAChampionships.   Even with a school record in his pocket, there is still workto be done for Percevecz and the Badgers. ?Where he jumps off the diving board into the air to do histakeoff, he?s just a little too quick in that,? Michael said. If he fixes this,however, Michael said, ?Caleb is going to be unstoppable.?last_img read more

Mourinho Relishes Man Utd Europa Victory

first_img“The poets are the ones that win every match,” said the Portuguese, who had previously led United to success in the Community Shield and League Cup.“I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years. I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don’t.“But in a bad season, in a season where sometimes I felt my team is the worst in the world and I am the worst manager in the world, we won three trophies and go to the Champions League by winning a trophy.“Not by finishing second or third or fourth, and we have the honour of going to the Super Cup.“So the season was the victory of pragmatism and the people who respect the opponent and try to exploit the opponents’ weakness. Based on pragmatism and humble principles. Not poets.”The United manager celebrated Wednesday’s victory exuberantly at the Friends Arena, at one point being bundled to the turf in an embrace with his jubilant son.A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he did not want to win the Europa League, saying success in the competition would be a “big disappointment”.He has now won the tournament twice, having led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup – as the Europa League was previously called – in 2003.“To me it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last (most recent) – that is how I look at things,” he said.“Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that is the last trophy and that is when the feelings are under the skin and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team.“It means everything. It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle.“Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything.”Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United “only played long balls and didn’t take any risks”, turning Ajax’s first European final in 21 years into what he called “a boring game”.But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to ever start a major European final, he expressed hope they would be better for the experience.“For all the players, this was the first final,” he said. “You have to learn from it. All the players who played today learnt a lot.“They’re not used to playing a final, these young kids. It’s all new for them. They will learn a lot from it and become stronger.“If we can keep this squad together, we will be stronger next season, for sure.”Pogba and man of the match Ander Herrera both dedicated victory to the victims of Monday’s devastating suicide bomb attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured.“If we could, we would obviously change the people’s lives for this cup, immediately,” Mourinho said.“We wouldn’t think twice. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? Maybe. But we just came to do our job.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side’s season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday night.In a poignant match scarred by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, which left 22 people dead, United prevailed 2-0 via goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to win the tournament for the first time.Mourinho has received criticism over the quality of United’s football and sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season’s Champions League.last_img read more