Manchester City expected to beat Liverpool in League Cup final – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Nicol McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City booked their spot in the League Cup final by beating Everton on Wednesday night and they are 4/7 favourites to lift the trophy, with Wembley opponents Liverpool 13/10.McGeady also looks at the contenders for FA Cup glory, ahead of this weekend’s fourth round action, revealing Arsenal, Chelsea and City head the betting at 5/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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E. coli fears prompt huge recall of beef

first_imgA lawsuit is pending from that outbreak. Eric and Jennifer Gustafson of Inver Grove Heights say their 4-year-old daughter, Callie, was hospitalized for about a week in September with an E. coli infection and has been permanently injured from the illness. Their 18-month-old son, Carson, also became ill and is still recovering, the lawsuit said. In late September, Topps recalled 21.7 million pounds of its patties – the second-largest U.S. beef recall – and then closed its business. The USDA said later Saturday it will increase the testing and re-inspection of poultry and meat imported from Canada. “Effective next week, the FSIS will increase testing for Salmonella, Listeria Monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 and will require shipments be held until testing is complete and products are confirmed negative for these pathogens,” Dr. Richard Raymond, the USDA under secretary for food safety, said. He said the audit of the Canadian food safety system will focus on Ranchers Beef Ltd., which has shut down after being identified as a likely source of the E. coli outbreak that led to the Topps recall. E. coli is harbored in the intestines of cattle. Improper butchering and processing can cause the E. coli to get onto meat. Thorough cooking, to at least 160 degrees internal temperature, can destroy the bacteria. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and people with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to E. coli. People with questions about the recall are asked to call Cargill at 877-455-1034. Cargill Meat Solutions, based in Wichita, Kan., is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s beef, pork and turkey businesses. The Wyalusing plant produces 200 million pounds of ground beef annually. Cargill Inc., based in Wayzata, Minn., is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies. It makes food ingredients, moves commodities around the world and runs financial commodities trading businesses. — The ground beef products that are being recalled by Cargill Inc., which said Saturday that more than 1 million pounds of ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria: -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 80/20 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -3.0-pound packages of “Century Farm 80/20 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1- pound packages of “Century Farm 80/20 Ground Beef Patty.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 85/15 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -3-pound packages of “Century Farm 90/10 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 90/10 Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 90/10 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 93/7 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1-pound packages of “Century Farm 96/4 Extra Lean Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/31/2007. -1-pound packages of “Century Farm 85/15 Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date 10/19/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 93/7 Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 80/20 Chuck Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm 80/20 Chuck Ground Beef for Chili.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Century Farm Meatloaf Mix, Beef, Pork and Veal with Natural Flavors.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007, 10/22/2007, 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -1.25- pound packages of “Giant 75/25 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -3.0- pound packages of “Giant 75/25 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.25-pound packages of “Giant 80/20 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -3.0-pound packages of “Giant 80/20 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Giant Eagle Ground Chuck Beef Patties 80/20.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or10/22/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Giant Eagle Ground Beef Patties 92/8.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/22/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Giant Eagle Ground Beef Patties 85/15 – Certified Angus Beef Brand.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/22/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Giant Eagle Ground Round Beef Patties 85/15.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/22/2007. -3.0-pound packages of “Shop Rite, 80% Lean 20% Fat, Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -3.0-pound packages of “Shop Rite, 85% Lean 15% Fat, Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Shop Rite, 93% Lean 7% Fat, Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Shop Rite, 93% Lean 7% Fat, Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1-pound packages of “Shop Rite, 96% Lean 4% Fat, Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.25- pound packages of “Stop & Shop 75/25 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -5.0- pound packages of “Stop & Shop 75/25 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.25-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 80/20 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -1.25-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 85/15 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.2-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 87/13 Ground Beef Sirloin, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1- pound packages of “Stop & Shop 90/10 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.0-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 80/20 Ground Beef Patties, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 80/20 Ground Beef Patties, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -2.6-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 80/20 Ground Beef Patties, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 90/10 Ground Beef Patties, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -2.5-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 90/10 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007. -2.5-pound packages of “Stop & Shop 93/7 Ground Beef, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1-pound packages of “Wegmans 80/20 Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Wegmans 90/10 Ground Beef Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/22/2007. -3.0- pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats, 73/27 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1- pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats, 80/20 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -3- pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats, 80/20 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007 or 11/03/2007. -1-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 85/15 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -2.0 and 3.0 -pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 85/15 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -2-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 93/7 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 93/7 Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 96/4 Ground Beef Extra Lean.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 90/10 Ground Beef Sirloin Patties.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats Meatloaf Mix, Beef, Pork and Veal with Natural Flavors.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Weis Premium Meats 80/20 Ground Beef for Chili.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Meat Loaf Mix, Made with Beef, Pork, Veal, with Natural Flavors.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/22/2007. -1.25-pound packages of “Meatloaf Mix, A Blend of Fresh Ground Beef, Pork & Veal, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -Various weight packages of “85/15 Coarse Ground Beef for Chili Meat, All Natural.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/2007. -1.3-pound packages of “Ground Beef Chuck for Chili 80/20.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/19/2007 or 10/22/2007. -1.3 pound packages of “Price Rite 85% Lean, 15% Fat Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3 pound packages of “Price Rite 80% Lean, 20% Fat Ground Beef.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 11/03/2007. -1.3 pound packages of “Price Rite Meat loaf mix.” Each package bears a Use by/freeze by date of 10/31/207 or 11/03/2007. 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Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A spokeswoman for Cargill said 10 states are included in the recall – Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. “We are working closely with the USDA to remove this product from the marketplace,” Keating said in a statement. Spokeswoman Lori Fligge said the company had no further comment. Amanda Eamich, a spokeswoman for the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service, said her agency will work with Cargill to track the approximately 1,084,384 pounds of beef that could be contaminated and remove it from store shelves. “We do look in all directions to ensure that products that could be contaminated are not available to consumers,” Eamich said. On Oct. 6, Cargill voluntarily recalled more than 840,000 pounds of ground beef patties distributed at Sam’s Club stores nationwide after four Minnesota children and four Wisconsin adults who ate the food developed E. coli illness, which is the same strain that was detected to prompt the latest recall. MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the second time in less than a month it has voluntarily recalled beef that may have been tainted. No illnesses have been reported, said John Keating, president of Cargill Regional Beef. The agribusiness giant produced the beef between Oct. 8 and Oct. 11 at a plant in Wyalusing, Pa., and distributed it to retailers across the country. They include Giant, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, Wegmans and Weis. Cargill learned the meat may be contaminated after the Agriculture Department found a problem with a sample of the beef produced on Oct. 8, the company said. The bacteria is E. coli O157:H7. last_img read more

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Pogba package to cost Man United more than £120m IF completed, talkSPORT told

first_imgPaul Pogba’s possible transfer to Manchester United could see the Premier League side fork out over £120million, according to Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri.The Juventus midfielder’s return to Old Trafford appears to be this year’s drawn out summer transfer saga, with LaLiga giants Real Madrid also linked with securing his services.Reports suggest the 23-year-old – on United’s books as a youngster – is open to a move back to the north of England to work under Jose Mourinho.If a deal does go through to join the Red Devils, the figures could be eye-watering, for all parties involved.Palmeri told talkSPORT: “According to my information, the whole package – we don’t talk about wages here – to Manchester United would cost 145 million Euros.“Juventus would get 120m Euros, but it was leaked today a clause between Juventus and Pogba says that 20% of the selling fee would go to Pogba. Plus 25million Euros that is the personal commission for agent Mino Raiola, because if you are an agent you want that personal commission.“There is not a yes or no at this moment – it is all about convincing Juventus.“Juventus still haven’t been convinced. The president’s real obsession is bringing back the Champions League. He is completely obsessed and thinking ‘maybe one year more and we can do it’. He has to be convinced, although he won’t get a better price than that.“This offer will be brought to Juve – not by [Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward or a delegate – but his agent Raiola. When a club is finding a deal with an agent like this, it’s always a good thing.”All eyes were on France poster boy Pogba for Euro 2016, but he did not live up to expectations as team-mate Antoine Griezmann was named Player of the Tournament.He showed glimpses of his capabilities, but he could not steal the show and Palmeri says that was down to national team boss Didier Deschamps.He added: “Pogba was not played at all in his position or with his normal duties. With France he was playing as a holding midfielder in a 4-2-3-1, when Pogba is actually an internal left midfielder.“Whatever his position, by the way, he is the same danger offensively and defensively. For France he had almost no license at all to bring danger up front.”last_img read more

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Bald eagle closer to losing endangered species status

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Officials said Monday’s action could lead to delisting the bald eagle within the next year or so. “Should the eagle be delisted, we expect that the public will notice little change in how eagles are managed and protected,” said H. Dale Hall, the Fish and Wildlife Service’s director. He said there are now at least 7,066 known nesting pairs in the contiguous United States. Tens of thousands more live in Alaska and Canada, where their existence never was imperiled. The bald eagle’s territory stretches over much of the North American continent. However, 43 years ago, there were just 417 known nesting pairs left in the 48 contiguous states, mainly because of the widespread use of DDT and other pesticides that weakened the bald eagle’s eggshells so that many broke long before live chicks could be hatched. The brown-bodied bird with the distinctive white head and tail also suffered from lead poisoning – caused by eating waterfowl pierced by a hunter’s lead shot. In 1967, under a forerunner to the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the fierce raptor was officially declared an endangered species in the lower 48 states. In 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency banned DDT for most uses. WASHINGTON – The American bald eagle took another step Monday toward coming off the endangered-species list after battling back from the threat of extinction caused by DDT and habitat loss. The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service issued draft voluntary guidelines spelling out how landowners, land managers and others should protect the species once it no longer is safeguarded by the 1973 law. The department also proposed prohibitions on disturbing the bald eagle with anything that would disrupt its breeding, feeding or sheltering or cause injury, death or nest abandonment. The Clinton administration proposed removing the bald eagle from the endangered-species list in 1999. But the delisting has taken far longer than the typical year, partly because updated counts are required from each of the states, and some of those have their own rules that add to red tape. The Endangered Species Act, which was passed in part because of the bald eagle’s plight, remains controversial. Both the Bush administration and Congress want to reshape the law, claiming environmentalists have abused it to stop needed public and private projects, particularly in the West. But Doug Inkley, a senior science adviser for the National Wildlife Federation, said the bald eagle’s recovery is proof that the law is working. He said his group supports removing the bird from the list. “It’s a sign of tremendous success,” he said. “I think right now the future is optimistic for the bald eagle.”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

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Tottenham outcast in talks over Serie A switch

first_img Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has failed to make an impact at Tottenham Serie A side Hellas Verona are in talks with Tottenham outcast Georges-Kevin N’Koudou about a possible loan deal this summer.N’Koudou was signed by Spurs 12 months ago from Marseille, but has struggled to make his mark at the club under boss Mauricio Pochettino and his future is uncertain.The winger has interest from Italy and, according to Sky Italia, Hellas Verona are in talks to sign him.Verona want to take the 22-year-old on loan for the season and are working hard to put an agreement in place.It is unclear whether N’Koudou is open to the move, with Verona having only won promotion back to Serie A last season by virtue of a second place finish in Serie B.However, an opportunity to play regular first-team football is something the Italians can offer and N’Koudoumay feel the time is right to reinvigorate his career away from Spurs. 1last_img read more

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Holiday toy sales outlook has investors merry

first_imgNEW YORK – Investors’ hopes for solid holiday toy sales are rising, and that has helped stocks of major toy companies stage a comeback in recent weeks after taking a beating this past spring and summer. Improving fortunes at toy companies such as Mattel Inc. and positive early reception to some key products have contributed to an improved holiday outlook. Over the past three months, shares of Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy maker, rose 17 percent, while shares of No. 2 Hasbro Inc. gained 22 percent. The Dow Jones index that tracks toy stocks is up 22.28 percent for the past three months and 5.78 percent for the past month. That was a big improvement from double-digit declines in toy stocks earlier in the year, a decline partly fueled by analysts’ concerns about the lack of a summer movie of the caliber of “Star Wars,” which gave stores a bonanza in sales of related merchandise last year. “I think the worst is behind it,” said John Taylor, a toy analyst at Arcadia Investments, a research company. Hasbro, the main supplier for “Star Wars” toys, was able to keep the interest in the franchise going this summer with a steady flow of products. Taylor also pointed out that investors are also now focusing on the promise of next year’s expected blockbuster films “Spider-Man III” and “Transformers,” for which the toy company is the main toy supplier. As for Mattel, sales of Barbie continue to erode but at a slower pace, according to its latest quarterly report. Meanwhile, analysts are encouraged by changes being made at Toys “R” Us Inc., the nation’s second-largest toy seller behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Toys “R” Us, which became private last year, is now under the stewardship of Jerry Storch, former chairman of Target Corp., who became chairman and CEO in February. Storch is decluttering the stores and aims to transform Toys “R” Us as the destination for cool and trendy toys. Reflecting the personality shift is the company’s new holiday campaign that capitalizes on NBC’s hot game show “Deal or No Deal.” Toy executives hope the buzz will help reverse the fortunes of an industry that has struggled in recent years, in part because children are growing out of toys at a younger age and preferring video games and other gadgets. Sales of traditional toys fell 4 percent, to $21.3 billion in 2005 from $22.1 billion in 2004, according to NPD Group Inc., a market research firm in Port Washington, N.Y. “I think there is a lot of good stuff out there,” said Chris Byrne, an independent toy consultant, noting that toy makers are enhancing basic play patterns with new technology. One anticipated release is from Mattel’s Fisher Price, which today is unveiling Elmo T.M.X, an interactive toy that has been seen only by a small group of industry executives. Executives at KB Toys Inc. and Toys “R” Us said pre-orders for Elmo T.M.X. have exceeded expectations. Toy retailers also say they’re encouraged by consumer reaction to other holiday toys, tested this summer.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

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Sinclair goal extends Celtic’s league lead to 14 points

first_imgScott Sinclair scored the only goal of the game as Celtic struggled past bottom side Partick Thistle to go 14 points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.The 27-year-old winger, one of eight changes to the Hoops line-up, notched the winner in the 16th minute with a clipped strike from 16 yards. Thistle – beaten 4-1 at home by the champions 11 days ago – more than played their part, but passed up several chances before and after Sinclair’s effort as Celtic stretched their unbeaten domestic run to 21 games.Brendan Rodgers’ men also missed opportunities at a sodden Parkhead, but it was far from a vintage display from the home side who also have the luxury of a game in hand over second-placed Rangers.  However, a minute after Jags defender Liam Lindsay half-volleyed a Sean Welsh corner high over the bar, Celtic took the lead. Maryhill defender Callum Booth was booked by referee Euan Anderson for a foul on overlapping right-back Cristian Gamboa and Henderson rolled the free-kick from outside of the box inside to the unmarked Sinclair, who smartly fired high past Partick Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny for his 11th goal of the season. Miller had his chance for glory in the 29th minute when he ventured up into the Thistle box and took a Sinclair pass, but his side-footed drive from 14 yards was straight at Cerny. Celtic were still not in top gear and Thistle should have levelled in the 37th minute, when Edwards sped past Brown and played in Azeez but, with only Gordon to beat, he lacked conviction and the Scotland goalkeeper blocked the shot for a corner which came to nothing. The league leaders upped the tempo at the start of the second half and in the 52nd minute Cerny made a fine save from Roberts’ close-range drive. But Thistle kept driving forward when they could and they claimed optimistically for a penalty when Edwards’ cross appeared to strike Miller’s arm, but referee Anderson was right to ignore.Emilio Izaguirre replaced the tiring Miller after the hour mark, but moments later Thistle defender Ziggy Gordon raced on to a David Amoo pass down that flank and all the way into the Celtic box before screwing his shot wide. At the other end, Sinclair took advantage of a break of the ball to go clean through on goal but was denied by Cerny, before the Parkhead attacker made way for Stuart Armstrong. As the sides swapped opportunities, the Thistle keeper foiled Dembele before Welsh fired straight at Gordon.  Rodgers sent on Leigh Griffiths for Dembele in the 75th minute – the 20-year-old French striker has not scored from open play since October 26 – to cheers from the home supporters but it was Armstrong who stung the hands of Cerny with a long-range effort, although it was the home fans who were happiest to hear the final whistle. Rodgers had promised an injection of youth into his squad but in the event only 18-year-old Calvin Miller, primarily a forward, was handed his debut at left-back. Skipper Scott Brown, back from suspension, Sinclair, Mikael Lustig, Callum McGregor, Liam Henderson, Patrick Roberts and Moussa Dembele all returned. Despite the size of the gulf separating the sides, Thistle started positively. Forward Ryan Edwards got past Hoops defender Jozo Simunovic in the fifth minute but his drive was easily saved by Craig Gordon before the home goalkeeper parried an angled drive from Ade Azeez, gathering it at the second attempt. last_img read more

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Sligo to host U12 elite soccer tournament for the first time this year

first_imgSligo is to play host a unique new underage soccer tournament on the May bank holiday weekend.The Sligo Super Cup, jointly hosted by Sligo Rovers and the Sligo-Leitrim Schoolboys League, will be an elite U12 nine-a-side tournament, which will be staged at The Showgrounds from Friday, April 28, to Sunday, April 30.Confirmed teams so far include Sheffield Wednesday, Linfield, North Dublin District Schoolboys League (NDSL), Dublin District Schoolboys League (DDSL), Club Northern Ireland, Mayo Schoolboys League and the hosts, Sligo Leitrim Schoolboys League.The eighth and final team will be confirmed shortly.The tournament, the first of its kind ever staged in the county, will feature the future soccer stars of tomorrow while also showcasing the tremendous facilities at the Sean Fallon Centre at the Showgrounds.Each team will play a maximum of four game over the three days, and with squads of up to 16 players as well as coaches, parents and supporters, the tournament will generate an influx of visitors for the bank holiday weekend.There are also plans for a range of associated activities designed to make the weekend a memorable festival of football, details of which will be confirmed closer to the event.last_img read more

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Manuel to tackle African infrastructure

first_img26 October 2010 South African Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel is to help President Jacob Zuma with his work on a New Partnership for African Development (Nepad) sub-committee responsible for mobilising resources for infrastructure development on the continent.The Presidency said in a statement on Monday that Manuel – who is responsible for South Africa’s National Planning Commission – would help Zuma in his role as the African Union champion of the north-south infrastructure development corridor on the continent.“We have the enormous task of promoting tangible action, and have to mobilise resources for the development of infrastructure on the continent,” Zuma said in the statement.“Minister Manuel and I will work closely together to ensure that South Africa fulfils its continental responsibilities on infrastructure … We trust that we will be able to mobilise the private sector to work with us on this massive but very important project.”Zuma is the “political champion” of road and rail links between the north and south of the continent as a member of Nepad’s high level sub-committee on infrastructure.The sub-committee includes heads of state from South Africa, Algeria, Benin, Egypt, Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal.A ministerial group on infrastructure is being established to support the designated heads of state. Manuel has been tasked with this role for South Africa in line with his national planning responsibilities.The Presidency said the ministerial group was set to work on the “concept document” of prioritised projects generated by a task team and other “expert institutions”.The group will also monitor the implementation of projects on behalf of the heads of state.The announcement followed weekend reports that Zuma was set to make several “possible key changes” to his Cabinet, which was holding a special meeting on Monday on a new economic growth strategy.One possible change was the departure of Manuel to take up a senior position either at the World Bank or in Nepad, reports said.Sapalast_img read more

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LP People on the Move: December 2019

first_imgAll of us throughout the loss prevention community are proud of the accomplishments of those that have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be and whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our loss prevention careers, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.December 2019December 12th – December 18th- Sponsor – Ken Velasquez, CFI, SMIA is now an area loss prevention manager at Michaels.  Jenna Stephenson, CFI was promoted to global retail and athlete operations manager at Nike.Przemysław Borucki is now a district loss prevention manager in training at the TJX Companies (Poland).  Pete Corbett was promoted to divisional asset prevention manager – retail south at Asda (UK).Daniel Eduardo Martinez is now a market asset protection manager at Walmart.  Dikaios Mihalitsis is now divisional vice president, omni inventory and shortage control at Hudson’s Bay Company.Daniel Poelstra is now a district manager of investigations at Macy’s.  Stuart Guest is now asset protection manager – ALS North at Asda – Wal-Mart (UK).  Franklin Klink MA was promoted to senior loss prevention manager of eCommerce at The RealReal.  Rod Fulenwider is now vice president at D & L Protective Services.  December 5th – December 11thTally Bonlender was promoted to director of asset protection at EZ Corp.  Steven Bova was named director of loss prevention at Petco.  Joseph Trance, LPC, CFI was promoted to director-facilities and asset protection services at Stage Stores.Jason Krumsky is now director of Atlantic risk and safety at UNFI.Bryan LeFebvre was promoted to director, corporate asset protection and sales Audit at Stage Stores.  Mike Cupchak is now a district loss prevention manager at The TJX Companies.Patrick Keegan was promoted to senior district asset protection manager/ field trainer at Stage Stores.  Draper Ray was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Hy-Vee.  Joseph Trance, LPC, CFI was promoted to director-facilities and asset protection services at Stage Stores.  Jason Krumsky is now director of Atlantic risk and safety at UNFI.Thiago Araujo is now investigations analyst at The TJX Companies.Ben Robeano, CFI Legacy is now a regional manager, safety and asset protection at Maintenance Supply Headquarters/Lowes. Merete Marino was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Hermès.  Bill Inzeo was promoted to senior director of asset protection strategic analytics, systems, and support at Walgreens.  Robert Seaser, CFI, PCI was promoted to director, investigations and security at PetSmart.  Kelsy Liddell, LPQ was promoted to senior analyst, product protection at Rite Aid.Nikki Campbell is now a regional loss prevention manager at Sally Beauty.  November 28th – December 4thRobert Garza was promoted to market manager at Walmart.Richard Young was promoted to multi-store loss prevention supervisor at Kohl’s.  Jason Hittel was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.  Michael Olson is now field compliance auditor at Amazon.  Shawn Abernathy, CEFI, LPC is now manager of fulfillment investigations, North America at Amazon.Pat Moran was recently promoted to senior regional manager logistics loss prevention – GSF at Amazon.Kevin Charles is now a district loss prevention manager at TJX Companies – Home Goods/Home Sense.Calandra Guiry is now director of loss Prevention at Sephora (Canada).  Elizabeth Porter was promoted to organized retail crime specialist at Albertsons.  Josh Koehn is now a district loss prevention manager at Blain’s Farm & Fleet.William Lehman, CFI is now a regional manager of asset protection at Abercrombie & Fitch.Bill Dietzen, CFI is now physical security/loss prevention manager at FabFitFun.  Eric Street was promoted to area asset protection manager at JCPenney.  Chijioke Kanu, MBA, CFI is now an operations manager at CVS Pharmacy.Hawken Averett was promoted to manager, risk policy operations – investigations at eBay.Matthew H. Dawson, CFI was promoted to senior program manager, global security operations at Amazon.  Patrick Eidinger, CFI is now director of loss prevention at Uniqlo.  Brian Buis is now a regional loss prevention manager at Dollar General.  Jillian Sutherland was promoted to senior manager of asset protection at Loblaw Companies (Canada).Frederick Allard is now a regional loss prevention manager at Michael Kors.Andrew Hopkins was promoted to manager – trust and safety rules at Walmart eCommerce.  To review the November “People on the Move” click here.Many of the loss prevention / asset protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our career advisor partners. We are grateful for their collective efforts and diligence in delivering this information. If you would like to provide information pertaining to a recent promotion or career move that is not listed below, please email submissions to peopleonthemove (at) lpportal (dot) com. 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