first_imgThe future Hall of Fame quarterback has won the most Super Bowl titles of any player in the league’s history, as well as four Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and three NFL MVP awards.Brady would have been entering the last year on an existing two-year deal next month. Instead, he’s under contract through the 2021 season, when he will be age 44.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBrady has talked of playing until age 45 and the new deal could make that a possibility.Even with the pay boost, Brady is set to have only the sixth-highest salary among quarterbacks this season. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ View comments In February, Brady led the Patriots over the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53 for their third NFL crown in five seasons.Brady has career totals of 6,004 completions on 9,375 pass attempts for 70,514 yards and 517 touchdowns with 171 interceptions. He has also rushed for 1,003 yards and 19 touchdowns.Brady, who has started every game for the Patriots in nine of the past 10 seasons, threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns last season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img NEW YORK — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, according to multiple US media reports on Sunday.A day after his 42nd birthday, Brady — who will begin his 20th NFL campaign next month — has a deal that will boost his 2019 salary from $15 million to $23 million, the NFL Network and ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living LATEST STORIES OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Social animal Nadal longs for pre-online days MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summerlast_img read more

first_img…as Guyana expands IT superhighwayPresident David Granger on Wednesday launched the One Laptop Per Teacher’s Project at the Cyril PotterChinese Ambassador Zhang Limin presenting a First Form Queen’s College student with a laptop, while Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes looks onCollege of Education (CPCE), coinciding with World’s Teacher Day celebrations.Some 168 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) students, as well as first year teachers of CPCE were the initial beneficiaries of the pilot project, which is a rebranded initiative of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) One Laptop Per Family Project.During the launching ceremony at the teacher’s training college, President Granger underscored the importance of this initiative in paving Guyana’s pathway to the digital world.“I do not see information technology as a luxury, as an option. It is a necessity and any Government that wants an educated population has to look upon information technology as an obligation and not an option… Information Communication Technology (ICT) education, as I said, is no longer optional. It is obligatory, it is mandatory. Citizens of the 21st century must be trained in ICT whatever their career, every child and every teacher must be schooled in Computer Science and it must be mandatory at this college,” he stated.Guyana has already progressed in this regard since students and teachers from the CPCE’s Tain Campus joined the event through Government’s Internet network.In fact, the President interacted with the gathering there via microphone and digital screens.Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, in her remarks disclosed that over the last three weeks, more than 100 education institutions were connected to the Government’s fibreoptic network.She noted that Government intends to expand this programme to ensure all of Guyana is digitally connected.“Today’s official launch of the One Laptop Per Teacher’s programme gives our teachers an important tool to work with and is a vital component of Government’s all-encompassing programme to raise the national level of digital literacy and to improve Internet connectivity, and most importantly, it is a means to introduce Internet access to our unserved hinterland and interior locations,” she explained.The laptops were procured with assistance from the Chinese Government.The first batch of laptops will be distributed to teachers at the CPCE’s Turkeyen and Tain campuses and the top performers at the National Grade Six Assessment.Subsequently, a national distribution of laptops to teachers will commence in the later part of this year.Meanwhile, the children who received laptops are Nathan Gangadeen of North Georgetown Primary, Tianna Budhram of Windsor Forest Primary, Tarico Henry of Green Acres Primary, Wallyndee Roberts of Mae’s Schools, Mark Sharma of Mae’s Schools and Celine Farinha of Peters Hall Primary.The teachers who received their laptops are Serena Samwaru of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Golda Griffith of Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), Rinson Rose of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Welsey Apple of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and Yaavendra Ramsaroop of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).last_img read more

first_imgThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday said that the ,000 bonus that was offered to public servants must not be used as a tool to end salary negotiations between the Union and Government.The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) BoardFirst Vice President of the GPSU, Mortimer Livan, made the statement at a press conference, stating that the Union is concerned with the state of salary negotiations, which at the moment is incomplete.The Vice President stated that the announcement of a $25,000 bonus which the Union refers to as a “Christmas Freck” to public servants is a tactic being used to halt the negotiations.“The announcement late last week that public servants earning less than $500,000 per month are to be paid a one-off, tax-free bonus of $25,000 comes against the backdrop of ongoing uncertainty over the status of the incomplete and outstanding wages and salaries negotiations between the Guyana Public Service Union and the Government of Guyana.”Livan added that President David Granger has on many occasions publicly announced that the 10 per cent increase of the wages of public servants is an interim payment and would not halt negotiations; however, this is exactly what occurred.“We have written the President on many occasions and he wrote us back saying yes, it is not the final stage and that negotiations will continue. But we are faced now with some delaying tactics by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Public Service and there seems to be time for them to work out ramifications for the 25 per cent bonus, but they cannot meet with us to finalise the wages and salaries.”The Union announced that it is of the firm opinion that such diversionary tactics should be replaced by swiftly returning to the salaries negotiation table.The Union noted that the persistence of periodic handouts to public servants in a fashion that seeks to relegate them to mendicants, cannot and will not be allowed to replace fair and honest collective bargaining.Livan stated that the Union will be retaliating at their Executive Council Meeting to be held next week where a firm decision will be taken by the Union.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000ROME, Italy, March 2 – After last weekend’s nailbiting affair between the two left AC Milan a point clear, Juventus will hope to take command in Serie A on Saturday with a seemingly easier fixture than their rivals.The ‘Old Lady’ were lucky to escape from the San Siro with a point after Sulley Muntari had a header ruled out despite crossing the line and now the Turin outfit will look to beat midtable Chievo. Milan, having played a game more, head for Palermo a point clear of Chievo and clearly a tougher proposition in front of their partisan fans, whom they have treated to 10 home league successes for only two losses.A win for Juve and a draw for the rossoneri would put Antonio Conte’s men top of the heap as they chase down their first Scudetto since 2003 – since when seven coaches have come and gone before the arrival of Conte, a veteran of more than 400 league games in the black and white.As the leading pair jostle for glory the ripples from last weekend’s confrontation saw the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) investigate alleged misconduct by Milan’s Philippe Mexes and Muntari and Juve’s Milan old boy Andrea Pirlo.French centre-back Mexes punched former Roma colleague Marco Borriello to earn himself a three-match suspension, while his Ghanaian team-mate Muntari escaped sanction after shoving Stephan Lichtsteiner.Pirlo likewise escaped punishment for elbowing Mark van Bommel.Juve remain unbeaten but have drawn 11 of their 24 games.They finished the match at San Siro with 10 men after Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was shown a late red card for a nasty foul on Dutch enforcer van Bommel.As well as being without Mexes, Milan must also come through a fortnight without forward Alexandre Pato with a thigh strain – his 13th injury in barely two years.Sunday sees the Rome derby between AS Roma and Lazio.Lazio, who won the season’s first derby right at the death, will expect to bag full points as they chase down the top two — they are currently level on 45 points with third-placed Udinese, who take on Atalanta.But Roma, blowing hot and cold under Luis Enrique, can overhaul Napoli and move into fifth with a win.The Neapolitans, likely to rest several key names ahead of their potentially season-defining Champions League visit to Chelsea, host Parma looking to cut the five-point gap on Lazio.As AC Milan chase the title and set their sights on a place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a four-goal cushion protecting them in their Arsenal return Tuesday, local rivals Inter can only pray for a win over Catania.A dreadful run of seven defeats and a draw in their last eight outings has heaped pressure on coach Claudio Ranieri with the team nine points off the Champions League qualifying places.It says much for Inter’s slump that a Catania win would lift them level with Ranieri’s men.Even so the former Chelsea and Valencia boss, who only a year ago was packing his bags after his Roma adventure turned sour, appears to retain the support of his players.“We are all behind the manager,” insists Argentine striker Diego Milito.“We know that when things are going badly the first to pay the price is the coach – but we are the ones who go out there on the pitch and we have been disappointing.”Yet chairman Massimo Moratti has a track record when it comes to coach longevity at Inter — with Ranieri the fifth man at the helm in the past year-and-a-half.A loss to Catania and a Champions League exit to Marseille — unless a 1-0 first leg deficit can be overturned — could push Ranieri over the edge with Moratti not renowned for his patience – as recent previous incumbents Rafael Benitez, Leonardo and Gian Piero Gasperini would testify.Fixtures (all times GMT)Saturday:Palermo v AC Milan (1600), Juventus v Chievo (1845)Sunday:Parma v Napoli (1030)Bologna v Novara, Fiorentina v Cesena, Lecce v Genoa, AS Roma v Lazio, Siena v Cagliari, Udinese v Atalanta, Inter Milan v Catania (1845)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgBelgian football journalist Kristof Terreur has claimed Liverpool striker Divock Origi needs at least “four or five weeks” before he is ready to play again, which would rule him out for the Reds until the next campaign.Terreur reports on Belgian players in English football for respected newspaper Het Laatse Nieuws, and appeared on talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast Show to discuss Origi’s Euro 2016 prospects.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule Origi out of his plans for the rest of the season, with the Reds aiming to reach the Europa League final on 18 May.“We’ll try everything [to get Origi fit again],” Klopp said ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League match with Newcastle.“We don’t have to make any general comments, we only have to work with him and see what happens. Why should we say the season is over now when it is still a few games away?”But Terreur’s update suggests even if Liverpool get past Villarreal to reach the Europa League final in Basel, it will come too soon for Origi.“He has damaged ligaments, so he will need at least four or five weeks to get fit again, so it will be a race against the clock for him [to be available for this summer’s European Championship],” Terreur told talkSPORT.“The doctors are not sure if he needs surgery or not; if he needs surgery he won’t go to the Euros and his campaign is over.“It’s quite a pity for the guy, who was having a huge impact the last few weeks, and suddenly with a stupid challenge it’s all over.”Listen to Terreur’s thoughts on Origi in the audio player above.last_img read more

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Firefighters made quick work of a house fire that caused about $10,000 in damage Tuesday before it was knocked down, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the home on 21st Street about 7:15 p.m., said Montebello Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Lynsky. By 7:31 p.m., the fire was out. No one was home at the time of the blaze, and no injuries were reported, though the four male residents of the home have been temporarily displaced from their house and will likely be taken in by the Red Cross, Lynsky said. The flames were contained to the kitchen and a utility closet. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ The official cause is still under investigation, said Lynsky, however investigators suspect the water heater may have been to blame. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgA Seamus Coleman own-goal and an Abdoulaye Doucoure header, quickly followed by a missed penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson, looked set to give the Hornets all three points.However, Digne ensured there was no vengeance for the travelling fans, who brought inflatable snakes to express their feelings towards Silva.The hosts must’ve thought luck was on their side when Theo Walcott was not flagged offside in the build up to Richarlison’s opener.The Brazil international was denied a second from Sigurdsson’s pass by Jose Holebas’ lunging interception six yards out, while the 6ft 4in Yerry Mina was booked for handball as he tried to force home another Sigurdsson cross. There was nothing fortunate about Doucoure’s emphatic header three minutes later, though. Pereyra was again the architect, clipping the ball to the back post before the Frenchman slammed his header past Jordan Pickford.The madness was not over as Christian Kabasele inexplicably charged into Mina to concede a penalty, only for Sigurdsson to drill his spot-kick straight down the middle and Ben Foster saved with his legs – the Iceland international’s second failure in three attempts. REVEALED Lucas Digne produced a wonderful free-kick in the sixth minute of injury time to deny Watford victory against former boss Marco Silva.Two goals in three minutes saw Watford turn the game on its head after Richarlison had put Everton in front against his former employers. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pereyra was involved in both goals for Watford Digne’s free-kick was right in the top corner Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 BEST OF 3center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Richarlison scored against his former club Silva rang the changes with Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun all sent on, but their game became more disjointed and Watford looked the more likely to score.The Everton manager’s desperation saw him deploy Mina as a centre-forward for the six minutes of added time, but it was another defender in the shape of Digne who came to his rescue.It extended Watford’s winless run to six matches and denied them an historic first win at Goodison Park in 13 attempts. ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Watford had been dreadful up to that point, but, in their one move of quality, Roberto Pereyra, having produced an exquisite outside-of-the-foot pass to release Ken Sema, failed to connect with his header.Troy Deeney’s cushioned volley then dropped just wide as the Hornets pressed and the already-booked Mina’s challenge on Isaac Success on the edge of the area had manager Javi Gracia marching on to the pitch at half-time to unsuccessfully confront Kevin Friend after the referee did not award a foul.Pereya’s free-kick into the side-netting and Deeney forcing a low save out of Jordan Pickford soon after the break showed Watford were far from spent.And a terrible piece of misfortune evened out Everton’s luck when Pereyra’s shot bounced off the post and onto Coleman’s thigh, before trickling into the net. no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY last_img read more

first_img“If I can impress at Marseille, and they offer me a contract, then that would be fantastic for myself. I have to obviously work hard on the pitch, that’s the main thing.”The striker, who made a substitute appearance against PSG on Sunday, said he was making an effort to fit in at the club and give himself the best chance of success.“I’m trying to learn French and I will try and adapt very quickly,” he added. “In Sunderland we have a lot of nationalities so it has been easy for me.”“What I saw on Sunday, the atmosphere was fantastic. That was something I’d never experienced before which was great for me, I want to come here and see the passion of the fans. Steven Fletcher has said that he is looking beyond his short-term loan at Marseille and eyeing a full contract at the club.The Scotland international made a deadline-day move from Sunderland to the Ligue 1 side but his contract with the Black Cats expires this summer.As a free agent, Fletcher would be able to sign for any club but he is prioritising a longer stay in the south of France.“I’m in a situation with my contract where I’m up in the summer at Sunderland,” Fletcher said. “I have the opportunity to come over here, on loan for the remainder of the season and it’s a great opportunity for me to show what I can do. “I’ve never, in the Premier League and in Scotland, seen anything like that, it was good.”last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has partly welcomed the new increase in fish quotas for fishermen in the North West but said Brexit is casting a long shadow on the future of the industry.Deputy Gallagher stated that the Irish Marine sector faces uncertain times with no emerging deal between the EU and the UK Government. In the absence of a deal the Irish Fishing sector could face a scenario whereby they will be unable to access Scottish and UK waters, warns Gallagher, Fianna Fáil Marine spokesperson. He said: “As I have stated previously, the Brexit talks are failing to take into consideration the hundreds of years of joint fisheries that have existed between Ireland, England and Scotland – the fish at sea know no boundaries and when fishermen are in pursuit of their catch they must follow the run of fish and that works both ways.”Deputy Gallagher said the quota talks have a mixed outcome for the local fishing sector:“An overall increase of 30% in whitefish quota, including Rockall Haddock (+92%), and monkfish (25 %) in for the North West will provide improved fishing opportunities for whitefish fishermen especially from Donegal but at the same time cuts to Blue Whiting ( -20% ) less catch and the cut of  (- 20 %) in Mackerel will cost the Irish fleet considerably over the coming year. “Any cut to the total allowable catch will hurt our coastal communities and the onshore jobs in the sector which solely depend on the annual catches. “Many of our onshore jobs are becoming very short in season and cuts to catches have devastating consequences to their incomes.“In terms of pelagic quota, there are increases in western horse mackerel 18% and Atlanto Scandian herring 35%.“Unfortunately it was not all good news as there is a 20% reduction in mackerel which I made public in late November in advance of Council as it was agreed by EU/Norway/ Faroes .”Deputy Gallagher estimated that the cut in the mackerel quotas will cost the Marine sector another €20 million in 2019, on top of a further €48 million in cuts to the mackerel quota over the past three years.Pat the Cope said he believes no contingency plans exist for such a ‘dire scenario’ as a no deal and it is essential that the government prepares for every possible outcome or scenario. “I am calling on the Minister and the Government to outline and detail the advances made in contingency planning since the UK Government withdrew the substantive vote in the House of Commons,” concluded Pat the Cope.‘Fish know no boundaries’ – TD warns of no-deal Brexit damage for fishermen was last modified: December 19th, 2018 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)last_img read more

first_imgTigers drop to 2-2 in conference playBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield volleyball team went 1-1 at the first of two Wisconsin Valley Conference meets on Saturday at Marshfield High School.The Tigers swept Wisconsin Rapids 25-11, 25-5, 25-8 but lost to Wausau West 25-20, 17-25, 29-27, 25-16 to fall to 2-2 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference this season.Stephanie Rhodes had 29 kills, seven service aces, and eight blocks to lead the Tigers in all three categories. She also had 23 digs, as did Abby Pritzl. Maureen Cassidy led Marshfield in digs with 38, and Alexa Aumann added 23 kills. Corianne Johnson had 37 assists, and Anna Ripp had 35.Marshfield plays at Wausau East on Tuesday and hosts Stevens Point on Thursday.D.C. Everest won all three of its matches Saturday and now stands alone in first place in the conference at 5-0. The Evergreens topped Merrill, which was previously unbeaten in the conference, 23-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Meet No. 1Sept. 17, at Marshfield High SchoolRound 1: Wausau East def. Wisconsin Rapids 25-13, 25-14, 25-12; Wausau West def. Stevens Point 25-23, 25-15, 25-22; D.C. Everest def. Merrill 23-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19.Round 2: Marshfield def. Wisconsin Rapids 25-11, 25-5, 25-8; Wausau West def. Wausau East 25-17, 25-21, 25-20; D.C. Everest def. Stevens Point 25-19, 25-15, 25-13.Round 3: Wausau West def. Marshfield 25-20, 17-25, 29-27, 25-16; D.C. Everest def. Wausau East 25-18, 25-8, 25-17; Merrill def. Stevens Point 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-12.last_img read more