PNG taking home advantage in OFC Olympic Qualifier

first_imgThis match will be played at the PNG Football Association Academy pitch on Saturday.PNG assistant coach Rachael Wadunah says this home game is crucial for PNG to win with the  home ground as an advantage.Wadunah said this is their home game and the team is working to minimize the score-line and prevent New Zealand from scoring goals.She said a win on home soil and a draw in the second leg at New Zealand will see PNG automatically qualify.New Zealand Football Ferns coach Tony Readings says the main goal of this series is to qualify and this will be their primary focus. Readings said in addition to improving their own performance they’ll also be working towards abolishing the threats that PNG will pose.The two countries met twice before in the playoff for the OFC Olympic berth where New Zealand won the two matches.The first time they met was in Port Moresby in 2008 with a 2-0 scoreline before New Zealand took an aggregate 15-0 victory over two legs in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics.This is when the Ferns reached the quarter-final stage for the first time in the Olympics.In their most recent match-up, the Football Ferns were 3-0 winners over PNG during qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.last_img read more


Shooting Guyana’s foot…

first_img…with riceGuyanese were, last week, informed by the head of the RPA in Berbice that less rice was planted this crop, because farmers were losing their shirts over the prices they were getting for paddy. That’s not surprising…and in fact the question that occupied your Eyewitness’s mind was why they’d kept planting at the old rate for so long. After the PNC-led APNU/AFC government let the lucrative Venezuelan market of US0/tonne slip away when they slipped into office in 2015, what was left for them??A world market price of around US0/tonne…that’s what! And with the prices of all the inputs — pesticides, fertilisers, harvesting, ploughing and husbandry, and diesel remaining unmoved — farmers were now caught between a rock and a hard place.The banks were the first to feel the squeeze, since the farmers just couldn’t service the loans they routinely take to tide them over from crop to crop. Loan defaults cascaded like a breeze blowing through ripe paddy fields. Bad loans had to be written off, and their bottom line turned red!But since most farmers operate at a subsistence level, they had nowhere to turn; and for the last three crops, they’ve been holding their breaths, hoping that the market PM Nagamootoo promised them in Mexico would materialise. But like all of us, they had to exhale sometime…which seems like now. They realise Nagamootoo’s promise of 00/bag of paddy and the Mexican Market were all part of his usual mamaguy!Nagamootoo now says he never promised 00/bag paddy, and this is a “free market,” wherein supply and demand dictate prices. Fair enough. But that’s why your Eyewitness was flummoxed to read over the weekend that the only promise Government was keeping after the closure of Wales sugar estate was to put hundreds of acres into rice!! That’s right — rice farmers, who take meticulous care of their fields to ensure average yields of 40 bags/acre, can’t survive at present prices, but Government has decided to plunge into increased rice production!!Aren’t they going to depress prices further?? Are they trying to destroy the rice industry, just as they did with sugar?? Why else would they now compete with private rice farmers?? If anything, one would’ve thought this Government might have learnt a lesson with sugar…Centralised production just isn’t the way to go. Are they planning to repeat the PNC’s massive investment in silos, mills and all the other infrastructure necessary for rice?Or will they purchase the ones they sold off to Alesie for a song a while back? THAT private investor abandoned rice!But then, profits were never the raison d’etre for PNC’s policies in agri, right??…on the environmentDonald Trump just doesn’t get it, does he? Leaders are supposed to lead, aren’t they? But all he’s concerned about is to feed his ego off the anxiety of his supporters in the sticks – who’ll blame anybody but themselves for their problems. Take the damage to the environment through excessive carbon emission. Even though companies like Exxon tried to duck the data, a government’s not like a private company — always trying to maximise shareholders’ value in the next quarterly report.A govt has to look at the longer term. It’s not just Guyana that’ll be under water if global warming isn’t checked; so will Florida and huge swathes of NY – including Wall Street. But Trump panders to his “flat-earthers” to abandon the Paris commitments made by the Obama Administration because he’s expecting others to carry the US’ load.Maybe they will. But countries like China and India will also steal the US’ thunder and get a headstart on the “next big thing”.Alternative energy sources…not alternative facts!!…at GWISome are wondering why Mayor Patricia Chase-Green was made Chair of GWI. Well, with the parking meters in limbo for a while, new sources of income have to be mined to placate the meter-funders from Colombia.Their collection methods are a tad extreme!!last_img read more


Boy, 9, takes wrong turn on 5K race, wins 10K race instead

first_imgLATEST STORIES Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Kade Lovell, 9, smiles with his medal for winning the St. Francis Xavier Franny Flyer 10k on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Sartell, Minnesota. Lovell accidentally won the 10k last weekend after only planning on completing the 5k. Image: Zach Dwyer/The St. Cloud Times via APSARTELL, Minnesota  — It took 9-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5-kilometer race in Minnesota, but only because he was accidentally winning a separate 10-kilometer race.Lovell’s mother became worried when he did not cross the finish line of the Francis Franny Flyer 5 kilometers in Sartell on Sept. 21. The St. Cloud Times reports she drove along the 5-kilometer (3.11-mile) route looking for him and was “bawling” when no one else saw him, either.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Untamed lionscenter_img Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees MOST READ Race organizers told Kade’s mother he finished in first place and she thought they meant in his age group. But he was first-place overall. His finished in just over 48 minutes — a minute faster than the 40-year-old second-place contestant.“He actually probably did better than he normally does because he was trying to finish and in panic mode,” Heather Lovell said.Even though he’s only 9 years old, Kade is already an experienced runner. He started running with a cross country club when he was 6. JBRELATED STORIES:Runner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turnADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Dingdong Dantes conquers Berlin MarathonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I had everyone looking for him, even a fireman,” Heather Lovell said. “I was like, ‘You need to go find my son.’”Then, a spectator called Heather Lovell’s brother-in-law, who was in the 10-kilometer race, to let him know there was a “little kid who was running really well” in the 10-kilometer (6.21-mile) race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Kade said a woman told him to keep going when he approached the 5-kilometer turn so he did, despite his confusion.“A lady told me to keep going straight. So I kept going straight,” he said. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more


Guyanese Judges capitalise on study tour of BC Provincial Court

first_imgRepresentatives of the Guyanese court system spent an intense week in Vancouver, Canada this month studying the British Columbia (BC) Provincial Court’s problem-solving courts, use of technology, and system performance measures, as well as trial scheduling, early resolution, and case management strategies.Left to right: JES Guyana Country Representative Rolinda Kirton, JES Guyana Project Manager Evelyn Neaman, Justice Brassington Reynolds, Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree, Chancellor Carl Singh, Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali-Hack, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Vancouver lawyer Chris Johnson, and Judge Michael Hicks (retired)The study programme was part of the Justice Education Society of BC (JES) project funded by the Canadian Government to help Guyana strengthen its criminal justice system.The two-year project aims at strengthening the Guyanese justice system by developing the technical capacity of the Police, Prosecutors and Magistrates to work with criminal evidence. The project also includes training in criminal investigations, case preparation, evidence handling, and trial advocacy. The recent study tour in Vancouver focused on court administration concepts and design, highlighting the initiatives the BC Provincial Court has undertaken to maximise the effective, equitable and efficient use of its resources and minimise wait times for trials.Headed by Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh, the delegation included High Court Judge, Justice Brassington Reynolds; Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan; and Director of Public Prosecutions Bibi Shalimar Ali-Hack. Their week was packed with presentations, courtroom visits, and opportunities for discussion with those involved in the BC initiatives they were studying.Daily debriefing sessions allowed the delegates to discuss possible applications of what they learnt that day to their own system and to identify related issues.Chancellor Singh expressed particular interest in BC’s community and drug treatment courts, and in the Digital Audio Recording System (DARS) used by BC’s Court Services branch to record court proceedings. He explained that Canadian Provincial Court Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree had, following a previous visit to Guyana, prepared “an extremely valuable report” with suggestions for consideration, and that actually seeing the suggested measures in action helped tremendously. The Chancellor added that he is determined the study tour will yield results, and hopes to implement some measures, within resources, without delay.Chancellor Singh also stressed his appreciation for the welcome the delegation received, saying “All the judges and others we spoke to were very accommodating, warm, and helpful”. Chief Judge Crabtree replied, “It was a pleasure and a privilege to host judicial colleagues from Guyana and share with them the initiatives we have studied, developed and implemented in recent years. With the help of Project Manager Evelyn Neaman, Country Representative Rolinda Kirton, and retired judge Michael Hicks, the court presented an intensive programme to acquaint our guests with a number of our administrative initiatives in the criminal justice field that might be adapted for use in Guyana. We are looking forward to future collaboration with our Guyanese colleagues.”JES is a Canadian non–profit organisation with an impressive record of improving the effectiveness of justice systems in Canada and around the world. The Guyana project is being implemented in collaboration with the Public Security and Legal Affairs Ministries, as well as the Office of the Chancellor of the Judiciary, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Guyana Police Force.The ACCBP funds a number of regional security projects which benefit Guyana, including the recently launched INTERPOL Project to combat human trafficking in the Caribbean and a project to strengthen the anti-money laundering systems in Central America and the Caribbean.Canada is also working to strengthen national justice systems in the region, by sharing Canadian expertise, improving access to and efficiency of the justice system, and providing training and mentoring programmes for both Police and justice officials.last_img read more


Police sting operation leads

first_img… attempted to pay cop 0,000 to release sonA-39-year-old man of ‘C’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, who attempted to bribe a Policeman to release his teenage son on Friday, was taken into Police custody.His son was one of two men who allegedly disposed of an illegal .32 pistol along with five live rounds of ammunition on Tuesday last while riding a motorcycle at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.Based on reports received, the man contacted the Police Officer and offered him $500,000 to release his son. A sting operation was put into effect and the Police Officer agreed to meet him at a neutral location.However, as he turned up with the money, he was arrested and taken into Police custody. The money was lodged as Police continue their investigations.On Tuesday last, ranks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) noticed two suspects tossing an illegal firearm onto the roadway in a bid to escaped Police on patrol duty.It was reported that sometime around 09:30h on the day in question; ranks on a motorcycle were patrolling on Vlissengen Road, when they observed two men on a CG motorcycle without the rear registration plate. The ranks ordered the suspects to stop but instead of so doing so, the pillion rider quickly took out a firearm from his waist and tossed it onto the parapet and sped away.The weapon was retrieved and was found to be a .32 pistol with five live rounds of ammunition. One of the men, who was arrested, is the son of a prominent Sophia businessman. After his arrest, his father attempted to bribe the Police.last_img read more


Mom’s shop keeps dancers dressed and on their feet

first_imgOWNER: Sandy Friedman ESTABLISHED: 1973 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Three DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re the hub for all dancers. We sell all kinds of footwear and body wear for dancers. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I was going through a divorce and had to support my two children. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? By looking into the lockers at my daughter’s ballet school and realizing a need at that time for a store in the Valley. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? One year. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Worked for nothing at the dance wear school in Hollywood. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS, AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $15,000, borrowed from my parents. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? The owner of the store in Hollywood. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How many hours I was going to have to put in. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $400,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To turn it over to my son, who’s the manager now. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Capezio Dance Shop BUSINESS ADDRESS: 7120 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303 PHONE: (818) 348-4488 WEB SITE: www.capeziodanceshop.com last_img read more


Rehabbing parolees

first_imgLos Angeles Foreclosures Re “U.S. foreclosure activity increases” (July 31): It is my opinion that the sudden, unexpected, continuous and devastating rise in home prices was no fluke of supply and demand, but a blatant orchestration by real estate people. The result, as your latest report shows, has been 363,672 U.S. homes facing foreclosure in the first six months of 2006, 433,506 in the last six months of 2006, and 573,397 in the first six months of this year. The losses and misery of victims and the unseemly profits of those responsible scarcely bear thinking about. – Ray Woolley Burbank It’s their actions Re “Not our problem” (Your Opinions, Aug 6): In her letter rebuffing the idea of foreclosure aid, Christie Mariani makes well-founded observations on why such aid lacks validity. Would one blame the American Medical Association for suffering cramps due to being lactose intolerant and then ask compensation for the pain, which many would attest to as being severe? It’s time that people not only accept the negative along with the positive results of their actions, but also that they use their reasoning skills in pursuing such consequential matters beforehand. The frenzy that evolved in the housing market as prices soared coupled with the “must have at all costs” mentality drawn into the upward spiral was mind-boggling in its absurdity for all to see. – Stephen Pettine Canoga Park Voting machines Re “County voting machines are decertified” (Aug. 5): I have been a precinct inspector for several years. In the last L.A. city general election where we had the smallest possible ballot, one choice, all the rest having been elected in the primary, we had less than 40 voters. Of those, there were two invalid ballots that were caught by the InkaVote Plus recorder, over 5 percent errors. This system has been a major help to the voters. It is important that it remains to make sure that the votes are correctly recorded. – Richard W. Senseman Van Nuys Gun control? I read in the paper today that the Pentagon cannot account for 190,000 AK-47 rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005. Some of our lawmakers are, and have been, pushing for gun control against the U.S. citizen. Please read the beginning sentence of this letter. Are you kidding me? – Ray P. Keesler La Crescenta More than `decider’ Re “Bush signs law that expands eavesdropping” (Aug 6): By signing previously illegal eavesdropping into law, President Bush has become not only the “decider,” but also the “inquisitor.” For the execution of this new law, Bush will use his torture-loving attorney general, “I-cannot-recall” Alberto Gonzales. Members of Congress who voted against this bill might well become victims of eavesdropping, along with any American who opposes this unitary president. – Jerold Drucker Tarzana Not the government Re “We’re trashing our freeways” (July 28): Caltrans is not responsible for the litter and I’d rather not pay them, or anyone, to clean it up. If motorists can’t provide receptacles in their vehicles, if those in automobiles can’t control their passengers, then go ahead and live with what you’ve created. It’s not the government who is responsible for the rubbish. It’s the people, young and old, in the cars, creating the mess. Also, automakers put ashtrays, radios and other nonessentials into cars; why can’t they put in a wastebasket? – Donna M. Wilson San Luis Obispo Apartment smoke Re “Council tackles two burning issues” (Aug. 2): Secondhand cigarette smoke in city parks may indeed merely “waft,” dissipating as it disperses. But, please, let’s not encourage smokers to simply go “home” (albeit depending on the type of home) to do all their smoking. Because, for example, in no way does such indoor apartment building secondhand smoke – often drifting unit to unit – simply waft. Rather, it amasses and accumulates, much like the tear gas does in the military’s “no masks now, men” (i.e., not for at least a full 60 seconds) poison and/or irritating gas exposure structure. At least in the gas chamber, one can suck it up in burning, eye-watering little gags, gasps and convulsive gulps – not a practical option when living in one’s own secondhand cigarette smoke-saturated apartment. – Harvey Pearson Los Feliz Paul’s fundraising Re “Primary draws hopefuls” (Aug. 6): The Daily News reported on California fundraising, Hillary’s $8.7 million down to Kucinich’s $30,000, but failed to report on Ron Paul’s fundraising, which, according to the Federal Election Commission, is $225,000 through the end of June. Paul, with little or no media coverage, has pulled ahead of the “second tier” Republican candidates, most of this in amounts of $200 from individuals rather than political action committees and special interests, as is the case with most “top tier” contenders. Paul is the only conservative with a record of having never voted for a tax increase, consistently votes against pork-barrel spending and still recognizes the Constitution as supreme law of the land. The first test of his popular support is this coming Saturday at the Iowa straw poll. – Eric Ellefson Chatsworth Sherman responds Re “Region’s lawmakers stand by votes on war,” July 16: I do not stand by my final vote of 2002. In October 2002, I offered a resolution that would have allowed force only under limited circumstances and then supported a similar resolution offered by Congressman Spratt, D-S.C. Both the Sherman and Spratt resolutions received a majority of Democratic votes, but when these alternatives failed, I ultimately voted for the Unconditional Resolution requested by the Bush administration. My support for the Sherman and Spratt resolutions has proven right, and my vote for the Unconditional Resolution has proven wrong. In the last five years, the president reneged on his promise to use the force authorization only as leverage to obtain access for the weapons inspectors, conducted a botched occupation and persisted in the wrong course. Trusting President Bush to keep his word was not my first choice. In retrospect, we had more to fear from the president’s catastrophic Iraq policy, than from Saddam. – Rep. Brad Sherman D-Sherman Oaks Hijacked Your Aug. 6 cartoon of the social welfare truck speeding over the collapsing bridge of American infrastructure captures the central problem that faces the voter. Ask yourself, “What have all of the trillions of tax dollars we spent over the past 40 years at the federal, state and local levels accomplished?” They did not just evaporate. These dollars were hijacked and redistributed to perpetuate a failed attempt to solve our social problems. Instead, California, the pacesetter of the world 35 years ago, has come to resemble more nearly Mississippi. It’s time to reconsider our priorities. – Ralph Smith Woodland Hills Unpopular decisions Re “Learning from Ron” (Your Opinions, Aug. 5): It is absurd to suggest that President Bush should follow the lead of Daily News Editor Ron Kaye, who restored the beloved comics of his readers. The Daily News is a business and whether or not it contains certain comic strips is a matter of profit; it is of little or no real importance. President Bush was elected (twice) to make tough decisions in the best interest of the American people – decisions that have lasting and international consequences. The Constitution gives the president a four-year term so that he can make unpopular decisions when necessary and not be subject to the uninformed, impassioned whims of the people. – Gregg Frazer Castaic160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Ex-con academy for pit bulls delayed” (Aug. 4): Since when has L.A. Animal Services had the responsibility for rehabilitating and ensuring employment for ex-cons? I thought their budget was for the care of animals and public safety. And when did the city start hiring felons to work in shelters that handle drugs and cash on the premises? After Ed Boks has managed to implement a successful dog-licensing program, manage a call center that doesn’t leave children at the mercy of aggressive dogs on school grounds, creates a program that hears barking- and dangerous-dog complaints in less than two years, then maybe the leftover tax moneys he will save can be transferred to the Probation Department, which has expertise in rehabbing parolees. – Denise A. Justin last_img

Mother runs to help son walk

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“I’ve been running on Sierra Madre Boulevard between the golf course and Michillinda Avenue,” she said, “and four laps there equals six miles. I can run that in about one hour, six minutes.” Innabi’s son, Nicholas, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a common, lethal and genetic childhood disorder that affects one in 3,500 boys worldwide. Innabi is taking part in the half-marathon to raise money for research into the disease and to raise awareness about it. She set a goal of raising $20,000 and has pledges totalling more than $19,400. Boys with DMD typically lose the ability to walk between the ages of 10 and 13. Nicholas, a fourth-grader at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena, can still walk, but fatigue causes him to rely more and more on a wheelchair. Students at St. Philip’s vie for the task of pushing Nicholas around campus, said Eva Damore, a school publicist. PASADENA – She wakes up sore and her knees ache from the constant pounding. She doesn’t look forward to practice, but this is for her son, so Kim Innabi ignores and endures the pain. On Sunday, Innabi, 40, of Pasadena will take part in the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Run for Our Sons in Anaheim, despite being what she calls “a stationary bike person” exercise-wise. The Disney Half Marathon is 13.1 miles, and Innabi, who has been practicing since July 24, is certain she can run six miles and walk the rest of the way. “His condition is deteriorating,” Innabi said. “When he was in kindergarten he didn’t need anything. Now, he can’t do physical education anymore and he can’t climb stairs.” She and her husband, Safwan, own Page City in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue, and Nicholas has a younger brother and older sister – both healthy. Innabi sent e-mails to friends soliciting sponsors. Her husband’s large family also responded. Then word spread around the St. Philip’s campus, and donations from parents, teachers and the congregation poured in. Innabi said thoughts of Nicholas will inspire and energize her during Sunday’s run. “His bravery and courage is amazing and it keeps us going, praying for a miracle,” she said. “It breaks my heart that he cannot ride a bike or run, but he has good friends at school, caring teachers and laughs every day. That makes all the difference.” Anyone wishing to make donations may do so at www.firstgiving.com/Nicholasinnabi. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want 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


Benitez likely to be ‘gone by Christmas’, says former Toon midfielder

first_imgJoey Barton believes Rafa Benitez will be gone as Newcastle boss by Christmas.The Toon began the season with a 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham and Benitez is known to be unhappy about a lack of spending in the transfer market this summer.Club owner Mike Ashley gave a rare interview at the weekend when he admitted he cannot and will not compete with “countries” – his view on the way clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain are financed.And former St James’ Park midfielder Barton believes that will inevitably lead to a parting of the ways.He said on Kick Off: “Newcastle is a great club, but the owner causes a lot of problems. It’s his way or the highway. I can’t see Benitez staying there until Christmas.“Ashley’s interview on TV was silly because it draws everybody in and makes it  a soap opera because Rafa has to responded and has to take a side.“I believe Benitez wants to go. His body language says Ashley has not come through with what he wanted this summer, and that means he feels he won’t have the opportunity to establish Newcastle in the top half of the Premier League.“It ends one of two ways – either the owner leaves and gets the money he wants for the club, or the manager will go because he won’t give him the finances he feels is necessary to compete in the Premier League.“Mike [Ashley] got had over when he bought the club. He overpaid for the club and, since he realised that, it’s been an exercise to get that money back. He’s in for more money than he probably wants to be but, if he’s going to get some of that money back, he’ll have to do it in the Premier League.“So advertise that the club is for sale. They’re in the Premier League, and they’ve got a top manager in Benitez.“So pack your bags, move on and sell to someone who wants to take the club to the next level.”last_img read more


Want to work for William Shatner?

first_img 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! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. Aspiring actors, young filmmakers and budding film critics are encouraged to enter. “This is an opportunity for new faces and new voices in the science fiction world to be seen and heard,” Shatner said in a statement Thursday. “Plus, this is a chance for passionate fans to be the first to discover the next M. Night Shyamalan or Brandon Routh, and help propel them into stardom,” the 75-year-old actor said. The “Star Trek” TV series ran from 1966-69. It spawned five spinoff series and 10 films. William Shatner, aka Capt. James T. Kirk of the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, is looking for a spokesperson for his new science fiction DVD club. He’s launched an online contest and wants the voting public to select 10 finalists. Celebrity judges, including Chase Masterson from the cast of the TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” will select seven additional finalists. Shatner will pick the winner, who will be named spokesperson for the William Shatner Science Fiction DVD Club. The winner also will receive “a large cash award,” according to the contest announcement. Entrants must create a short video clip that shows why they have what it takes and submit it to http://shatner.blip.tv/. Deadline for entries is Sept. 30.last_img read more