first_img…the race cardWhen you’re a two-bit, wannabe, tin-pot, Third-World dictator and you’ve run out of options to defend your illegal hold on power, what do you do?? Well, if you’re David Granger trying doggedly to walk in the footsteps of your dictator-mentor Forbes Burnham, you play the race card!! If patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, race is the last refuge of the ersatz dictator!!Stung by the Ambassadors of the US, UK, and the EU observing that his government was in “breach” of the Constitution for not proclaiming elections by September 18, and unless he does so pronto, they might just stop helping, he lashed out at them last Sunday. He’s skipped Church to address some core supporters gathered under the banner of the “International Decade for People of African Descent”. Said he:“Some of the authors of that crime against humanity have never apologised, have never paid reparations. They can pick up every comma and every semicolon, but they have never apologised for the crime they committed for four hundred years. Any of you know of whom I speak, you know who brought you here; never apologised but now they try to correct other people.”So, let your Eyewitness get this straight. Just because some Europeans once enslaved Africans to work on our plantations, this means they have to be quiet about the PNC – which is supported predominantly by African Guyanese – when they are violating the Constitution? So it was OK for those same Europeans to chastise the PPP Government of Donald Ramotar – whose supporters are mostly Indian Guyanese – when he dared to use a prerogative of the Constitution to stave off a NCM? It had to’ve been, since Granger and his PNC cheered lustily when the then British Ambassador did the chastising!!But what does he now say to the latest condemnation of Mr Granger’s constitutional indiscretions: “The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, urges the President of Guyana and all relevant stakeholders and institutions to restore constitutional rule in Guyana by immediately setting an early election date in consonance with its constitution, enabling elections to be held without further delay… In this regard, and in accordance with the ruling of the CCJ, a general election in Guyana is now constitutionally overdue. A general election should be held in accordance with the unambiguous constitutional imperative to do so.”Baroness Scotland is originally from Dominica and has proudly identified with the Caribbean. For what it’s worth she also evidently shares a common racial ancestry with Granger. Is she also disqualified to chastise Granger’s constitutional trespass?And for what it’s worth…the US fought its bloodiest war to abolish slavery, and sent none here. They get no credit?…the foolDavid Granger is really contemptuous of his supporters. He keeps regurgitating the patent falsehood about why he didn’t call elections by Sept 18. Said he: “This decision is not whimsical. I must be advised that the Elections Commission is in a state of readiness to conduct elections. It would be reckless of me to name a date for the holding of elections without ascertaining the Commission’s readiness to do so.”Now the US, UK, EU, Commonwealth, Christian Churches, Hindu Mandirs, Muslim Mosques, and the Opposition have all condemned Granger’s outlaw behaviour…so his only redoubt has to be the PNC faithful! But they also have to know that in our parliamentary democracy, the party in power can call “snap elections”…meaning without any prior warning to anyone. All he has to do – according to Art 61 – is dissolve the National Assembly and set a date three months hence.GECOM can THEN only balk (Art 162(2) and set a new date if they can show “hardship” or “danger”.…his name and natureOne obviously miffed ex-AFC supporter, who was obviously betrayed by his leaders after their opportunistic pandering to the PNC, wailed: “How low can Nagamootoo go?” Well, not lower than a snake.Which is what his name “Naga” means.last_img read more

Fiddling while Guyana burns

first_imgWhile there are some doubts as to whether Emperor Nero actually fiddled while Rome burned, when the history of Guyana is written, there is no question that David Granger will be known as the president who fiddled while Guyana burned. Being a historian, more than most, he is aware of the deep schisms in our society, which have been refracted by the political system to create a very volatile and incendiary condition whenever elections are in the air.When that systemic condition in concatenated with the specific circumstances that have precipitated the constitutional crisis that has enveloped our country since Dec 21, 2018, then one can only conclude that the speech which he delivered last Friday was akin to pouring gasoline upon a smoldering fire.Ever since his entry into overt politics since 2011 – he has boasted he was a member of the PNC since 1965 – Granger has carefully crafted and projected a churchgoing, avuncular and amiable image. But it was all a sham and pappy show which soon became evident – but polished over with the patina of anodyne ‘feel good’ expressions.One example would suffice before we examine his inflammatory speech. On the hustings, he promised an “inclusive government” that would include even “elements” of the PPP — in addition to the AFC — with which he had negotiated a “power sharing”, Cummingsburg Accord. Their “joint” Manifesto included root and branch constitutional reform that would institutionalise a massive reduction of the President’s powers, which would then be transferred to the Prime Minister. But it was all smoke and mirrors, as even the one significant coalition partner within APNU, the WPA, complained bitterly and publicly of not being consulted by the PNC, which held all significant power. It was the AFC’s refusal to publicly criticise the PNC’s betrayal that allowed Granger’s ingratiating image to give him a Teflon-like cover for his insidious, divisive actions. Such as, even though the AFC had promised that “sugar was too big to fail”, unilaterally closing four sugar estates and throwing on the bread line 7000 workers, mainly from the Indian-Guyanese community, which they boasted the AFC had brought in to make their Government “uniquely multiracial”.In his recorded speech to the nation, President Granger had a “plaster for every sore” that had burst out in the body politic after the successful No-Confidence Motion (NCM). The most critical sore, of course, was his and his Government’s refusal to follow up with their initial acceptance of the constitutional consequences of the NCM – for the President and Cabinet to resign and elections to be held in three months. He challenged this on a number of pathetically poor subterfuges in the judicial realm – which the President now insults the Guyanese people’s collective intelligence by claiming they were “a means of bringing clarity and certainty to the contentious issues which arose as a consequence of the no-confidence vote.”Does President Granger really believe the Guyanese people believe him when he now claims, as a “contentious issue”, that 33 seats are not the majority in the 65-member National Assembly, when he accepted the votes of the identical 33 seats as a majority to pass any number of Acts, and then personally signed them into law? Does he not understand that even his own supporters see his volte face as a ploy to cling onto power for a few months longer, even as they cynically go along with the ploy, just as they had done with the PNC’s rigging of elections between 1968 and 1985?What makes the ploy incendiary, however, is that most Guyanese believe that Granger is risking his political capital because he needs those “few months” to consummate his plans for rigging the elections, because the NCM caught him flat-footed.The Opposition PPP has issued a response which refutes, point by point, Granger’s platitudinous utterances, and they must be commended for the measured tones in which they couched that response. The people, however, are quite insulted by the gap between Granger’s words and his actions. Will the sore explode?last_img read more

Money changer robbed of $1.2M

first_imgA West Berbice money changer was on Sunday morning held up and robbed of some .2 million and a cellphone by two gunmen.The victim, 38-year-old Jaipaul Harrilal of Lot 13 B Cotton Tree Old Road, West Berbice was reportedly robbed around 10:00h.According to reports, the man was standing in front of the New Building Society (NBS) branch at Rosignol, Berbice when the incident transpired.He told Police that he was approached by two unmasked men who placed a gun to his side and demanded that he hand over a bag containing money which was in his hand.The man added that he complied after which the criminals jumped into a silver car which pulled up and made good their escape.Harrilal was able to note the car’s registration number – PPP 5159 – which he gave to the Police. The said car was later discovered by ranks abandoned.When questioned on whether he was followed, Harrilal said he was not paying attention as it was Sunday and many people were in the area at that time.An investigation into the robbery has been launched.last_img read more

Nandwa, Odhiambo secure Magical Kenya Open slots

first_imgOdhiambo and Nandwa finished 12th and 13th on the 2018/19 Safari Tour Golf Series with 43.5 and 43 points respectively.Nandwa best finish in the Tour came at the Nyali leg where he amassed 14 points while Odhimabo’s best Safari Tour outing was at the Muthaiga Leg of the Tour where he amassed 12.5 points.Nandwa made history at the Tour for being the only player to hole out in one at the Par-3, 16th at the Limuru Golf Club leg.South Koren Pro Golfer, Ho-Sung Choi (left) with Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow at the Karen Country Club today ahead of their practice round today.The European Tour and the Kenya Open Golf Limited have an arrangement whereby if a player drops out or is a no show, the slots are divided out among the next available European Tour or Kenyan pro golfers.With only a few days remaining to the event, chances of additional Kenyans getting playing slots at the tournament increase since they would be the nearest available replacements for any foreign entry players.Meanwhile, Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow today partnered with South Korean internet sensation Ho-Sung Choi, for a practice round at the Karen Country Club ahead of the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship.Muthaiga Golf Club’s, Greg Snow, follows the flight of his shot at Karen Country Club today during his practice round ahead of the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship which tees off this Thursday.Greg is currently the highest-ranked Kenyan Pro, based on his 2018/19 Safari Tour Golf Series finish, while the South Korean is making his Kenya Open debut.Star players such as Thomas Bjorn from Denmark and Shubhankar Sharma from India are already in the country ahead of the tournament.The 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship tees-off at the Karen Country Club on Thursday the 14th of March and will be preceded by PRO-AM tournament on Wednesday the 13th. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased via the website 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000South Koren Pro Golfer, Ho-Sung Choi (left) with Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow at the Karen Country Club today ahead of their practice round today.NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 – The Railways Golf Club’s pro golfer Alfred Nandwa and Nyanza Golf Club’s David Odhiambo have secured spots to play at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship presented by Absa, following the drop-out of some earlier entries.The two Kenyans join 12 others who had already qualified top play at this year’s Kenya Open and were picked to play at the tournament based on their 2018/19 Safari Tour Golf Series ranking.last_img read more

Top three refuse to blink in TPL title race

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 22- It remained as you were in the Tusker Premier League (TPL) following the 27th round of matches with the three title challengers having as many games to seal the crown.In yet another gripping climax to the season, leaders and titleholders Tusker FC (54 points) failed to shake off the challenge of Gor Mahia (52) and AFC Leopards (51) as the top-three saw off their opponents on Saturday. The Brewers edged out battling Muhoroni Sugar 1-0 as Gor posted a similar result against Karuturi Sports with Leopards maintaining their title push by overcoming the stun test of former champions Ulinzi 2-1 in Mumias.Sunday could be the water shed day for the destination of the title with the top two clashing at City Stadium as Leopards visit Oserian hoping to feed off any scraps.Western Stima (November 4) and City Stars (November 10) wrap the season for Tusker while Gor face Muhoroni Youth (November 4) and Thika United (November 10) after the pre-emptive Sunday title decider against the league leaders.Leopards who held the lead for long stretches in the first leg have an easier run-in on paper with Mathare United and Chemelil coming up after Oserian.On the other end of the spectrum, bottom placed Rangers inched closer to the relegation trap door after being sunk 2-0 by Sofapaka on Sunday with Osborne Monday and James Situma on target for the former titleholders who moved up to fourth on the log.Oserian, the two-time champions in the early 2000s, are also likely candidates for a swift return to the first division after they were silenced by a solitary goal by Mathare on Saturday in Nairobi.The tail enders are five and six points adrift of 14th placed Muhoroni (26) who need a victory from their last three encounters against Chemelil Sugar, Gor and Western Stima to confirm their continued stay in the TPL following their promotion last season.RESULTSSaturdayMathare United 1-0 OserianGor Mahia 1-0 Karuturi SportsAFC Leopards 2-1 Ulinzi StarsSony Sugar 0-1 Chemelil SugarNairobi City Stars 1-0 KCBTusker 1-0 Muhoroni YouthSundayThika United 0-0 Western StimaRangers 0-2 SofapakaTABLETeam P W D L GF GA GD Pts1 Tusker 27 15 9 3 34 13 21 542 Gor Mahia 27 15 7 5 31 17 14 523 AFC Leopards 27 15 6 6 38 23 15 514 Sofapaka 27 12 8 7 29 19 10 445 Ulinzi Stars 27 13 4 10 33 26 7 436 Thika United 27 12 7 8 34 31 3 437 W Stima 27 10 7 10 24 20 4 378 Chemelil 27 8 12 7 17 17 0 369 Mathare 27 8 11 8 30 31 -1 3510 Sony 27 10 4 13 22 21 1 3411 KCB 27 9 6 12 31 28 3 3312 Karuturi 27 7 9 11 17 24 -7 3013 City 27 6 9 12 16 29 -13 2714 Muhoroni 27 7 5 15 19 29 -10 2615 Oserian 27 4 9 14 11 29 -18 2116 Rangers 27 3 11 13 19 48 -29 200Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dole defends use of poison

first_imgHe also charged that Dole continued to use DBCP at its Nicaragua operations even after DeLorenzo received a 1978 report that 10 out of 10 workers in Costa Rica were found to have become sterile. DeLorenzo said the application process in Nicaragua and Costa Rica were “100 percent different” from the one in Honduras. “We thought it was safer in Honduras,” he said. DeLorenzo also said Dole didn’t believe then and doesn’t believe now that its Honduran workers were made sterile by the pesticide. He said their exposure wasn’t severe enough to cause sterilization and that there is always a certain percentage of a population that is sterile. Miller, meanwhile, produced internal company documents that showed that after the Dow Chemical Company sent a letter to Dole in the 1970s saying it would no longer sell DBCP, Dole responded by threatening a breach of contract action if it didn’t receive the supply it had ordered. The head of Dole testified Tuesday that his company, the world’s largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, ensured that its workers in Honduras in the 1970s had access to free medical care that included monitoring for any reproductive problems. Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and Standard Fruit Co., now a part of Dole, are accused in a lawsuit of negligence and fraudulent concealment while using the pesticide DBCP in the 1970s. The plaintiffs, a dozen former banana workers in Honduras, claim the pesticide made them sterile. David DeLorenzo, now president and CEO of Dole, said the company encouraged its Honduran workers to report any infertility problems when he was in charge of the company’s banana operations in that country in the 1970s. Duane Miller, the attorney representing the former workers, maintained the company never had a program to test its employees, even after it was revealed that Dole workers in Costa Rica were suffering infertility problems caused by DBCP. DBCP, which was used to kill microscopic worms on the roots of banana plants, was approved for use in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency until 1979. In Nicaragua, it was legal from 1973 until 1993. Dole attorney Rick McKnight said in his opening statement that the fruit company stopped buying the pesticide three days after the U.S. government suspended its use. McKnight has also emphasized how little the workers were exposed to the chemical when it was applied once or twice a year. The pesticide was diluted with water, sprayed at night for 15 minutes, and the plants were then washed with 56,000 gallons of water for more than an hour afterward, he said. The case is one of five filed in Los Angeles County by at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.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

Man United blow? Porto set to beat Red Devils to £8m full-back

first_imgPorto have launched an £8m raid for Manchester United target Bruno Peres.Roma had been at the front of the queue to land the Torino full-back as a replacement for the injured Maicon, however Porto are trying to convince the 25-year-old to move to Portugal.The Brazilian is hot property after impressing in Serie A last term while Louis van Gaal is still to strengthen his defence this summer despite lavishing big funds on Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.But, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Porto lead the race to sign Peres and club officials have travelled to Turin to thrash out a deal this week.Peres, who can also operate on the right flank, announced himself on the Serie A stage last season with a stunning goal in the 1-1 draw with rivals Juventus and ever since has been linked with a move away from the club. Full-back Bruno Peres 1last_img read more

Mojave district to up fees for homebuilders

first_imgThe district estimated that had the 39-cent increase been in effect last year, it would have brought in an additional $425,000. “It’s a good thing. It’s not going to solve our school facilities problems, but it will help. Every bit helps in the direction we are going,” Superintendent Larry Phelps said. Developer fees can also be used to provide the match needed to obtain state funding, Phelps said. “This is an opportunity to bring money in. This is (money) that can be used right now,” Schafer said. “The 39 cents goes directly to the school district and we can use it right now to fix buildings.” The state has set $2.63 per square foot as the standard residential developer fee for financing school construction. Mojave has been growing by about 100 students yearly for the past several years, and housing construction in the two communities in the district, Mojave and California City, appears to be on an upswing, district officials said. In the Los Angeles County portion of the Antelope Valley, developer-fee revenue is divided among the Antelope Valley Union High School District and the individual elementary school districts within the high school district boundaries. Districts can charge more than the standard fee if certain conditions are met, such as having passed a school construction bond measure in the past four years and having 20 percent or more of classes in portable buildings. Six districts charge more than the standard rate. They are Antelope Valley Union High, Eastside Union, Lancaster, Palmdale, Southern Kern Unified and Westside Union school districts. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible MOJAVE – The Mojave Unified School District will increase fees charged to home builders after two board members, who previously voted against the hike in a 2-2 vote, changed their votes after what one trustee described as a “browbeating.” Several people spoke in favor of increasing developer fees at the board meeting Tuesday, including parent and California City Councilman Kevin Schafer, who said he was displeased with the board’s earlier action. “My neighbors, my associates, my friends, all of them say the same thing. They were disgusted with the board’s vote. They can’t believe the board would turn down an opportunity to help the school system out,” Schafer said Wednesday. “I was there as a parent. I was disgusted with the myopic view of what this whole process is about.” The board voted 4-0 Tuesday night to increase the developer fees charged to home builders from $2.24 per square foot of living space to $2.63 per square foot, the amount set by the state. Trustee Jim Hooper was absent. center_img The revenue generated by the fees is not by itself enough to construct new schools but can be used to pay for portable classrooms and repair buildings, officials said. At a meeting last month, trustees Connie Biehl and Annette Edblad voted against the hike, and Hooper and Edward Sigh voted for it. Board President Shawn Sprague was absent. Biehl said at the time she voted against the increase because it might discourage home building in the area. “Everyone made such a big deal about it. I personally still feel if you increase developer fees you are going to cause a decrease in development,” Biehl said Wednesday. “It’s a small amount. If they think we are going to accumulate a whole bunch of funds if we increase the fees, more power to them. I’m not so rigid that I can’t change my vote.” Of Tuesday night’s meeting, she said: “I felt I was being browbeat.” last_img read more

Matt Jarvis on Farke, England, and crying his eyes out during injury hell

first_img New job Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa 8 Jarvis’ injury hell began when he suffered an injury against Manchester City, which resulted in multiple operations and a lengthy spell on the sidelines He started like a house on fire having moved to Carrow Road from West Ham, scoring on his league debut against Bournemouth and then against West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup.But the start of what would prove to be a nightmare few years came in a clash with Manchester City in October 2015.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Jarvis revealed how his injury hell began.“I’m absolutely gutted about how it went at Norwich,” Jarvis says. “When I signed there, it was the fittest I’d ever been.“We played Manchester City away and we were doing really well. I’d nearly scored just before and then the ball came to me, I was just running after it, and Yaya Toure slid in to tackle me and I went into a block tackle with him.“I have no idea why I’ve did that. Of all the people to block tackle, he’s probably not one of them – and I did my medial ligament. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 8 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Getty Images – Getty Jarvis watched on impressed as Wolves finished in seventh last season to secure European football for the first time in 39 years Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 8 LATEST deals Getty Images – Getty Eight years ago, Matt Jarvis achieved a boyhood dream when he pulled on the famous Three Lions shirt for the first time in front of an almost sell-out crowd at Wembley.Fast forward to the present day and the livewire winger finds himself without a club after going through what he describes as the toughest couple of years of his life.Jarvis, 33, has spent much of the last two-and-half-years on the sidelines, as injury threatened to end his career during his spell with Norwich. 8 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Such an extensive period on the sidelines would undoubtedly affect any footballer, and Jarvis was no different as he ended up questioning whether he would ever set foot on a football pitch again.He continues: “A lot has been said about mental health in football. Coming back from my ankle, I broke down many times.“I used to go back, sit on the sofa and absolutely cry my eyes out.“I allow myself a day-and-a-half to be down and then that’s it. You’ve got to stay strong and keep doing the things you’re told to do.“While I was going through all of this, my son was born and he provided another reason to completely focus on getting back fit so he could watch me play football.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty 8 punished In the 2010/11 campaign, Jarvis was named Wolves’ Player of the Year and he was rewarded with the phone call he always dreamed of – the one notifying him of an England call-up,He made his international debut – and what proved to be his only appearance for the Three Lions – against Ghana at Wembley on March 29, 2011.Jarvis says: “We played Aston Villa away the day before and we’d won 1-0, and I had scored. I drove home that day and then on the Sunday night, because we were back in on the Monday, I drove back up.“As I walked through the door, I got into the kitchen and I’d got a text on my phone from the FA saying I’d been selected. I was having to take a second glance and thinking that someone was winding me up.“It’s a boyhood dream. I think playing for your country is the pinnacle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 18.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TROPHY center_img Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Wolves signed Jarvis from Gillingham, and he repaid their faith in him by scoring 21 goals in 175 games 8 Getty Images – Getty Matt Jarvis sat down with talkSPORT to discuss his career, from playing in the depths of the Football League with Gillingham to pulling on an England shirt and representing his country Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update “I’m so fortunate my cap was at Wembley in front of 85,000 fans and all my family and friends were there. Everyone messaged me and said, ‘I was there!’ I’m very fortunate that was my game and playing for your country is the best.“The kit man was brilliant to me as after the game he got Asamoah Gyan’s (Ghana’s goalscorer in the 1-1 draw) shirt. So I’ve got my shirt signed by all the players, his shirt, and a little plaque. It’s perfect.”So, what lies next for Jarvis?Without a club following his release from Norwich, Jarvis is keeping himself in good shape while awaiting a suitable offer.He combines his time training with running his own academy, aimed at helping the next generation of footballers in his hometown of Guildford. His consistent injury problems meant Jarvis never got the opportunity to play under Daniel Farke, and he had to agonisingly watch on from afar as the German guided Norwich to the Championship title last season.By the time the 33-year-old had returned to full fitness, he was out of the picture at Carrow Road and was forced to make a temporary loan switch to Walsall, with whom he made a much welcome return to action in the second half of the campaign.Despite not getting the opportunity to play under the likeable Farke, Jarvis had nothing but positive words for the German and backed him to be a success in the Premier League.“Farke was brilliant for me,” Jarvis adds. “I would have loved to have played for him.“When he first came in, it was so different to what the club and I were used to. He changed everything; the way training was, the timings, the days off.“Speaking just for me, he talked to me whenever I was walking past or if he came into the physio room or the gym. Getty Images – Getty Jarvis made his England debut against Ghana, replacing Jack Wilshere as a second-half substitute latest On his time at Wolves, Jarvis added: “I absolutely loved my time there and have really fond memories. Those achievements – getting promoted as champions and staying in the Premier League for the following years – were incredible. The group of players we had when we went up were a joy to work with.“This season they’ve been outstanding. I don’t think anyone thought they’d finish as high as they have. They’ve overachieved.“I’ve watched them a few times this season and they’ve dominated games and played teams off the park. The players they’ve got are exceptional.” Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets But walking away from the game he loves so much has not crossed Jarvis’ mind, given all the setbacks he’s overcome to get back playing, and it was his Walsall debut that reinforced his desire to continue with his career.He adds: “We played Bolton in the cup and within the first ten minutes, I already had an assist and I thought this is the reason why you go through all these dark days. It’s not a job – it’s my livelihood.“To get back on the pitch and get two assists in that first game was just incredible. I’m looking forward to getting back into it and doing another pre-season and getting some more games.”On whether he’s held talks with any clubs as of yet, Jarvis concludes: “Not just yet. We’re making sure I can get the right deal. That’s where I need to be right now.“I’m still 33 so I’m still young and still got a lot of miles left in me. I’m very determined to prove a point.” JIBE Jarvis joined West Ham from Wolves in 2012 and enjoyed a couple of solid seasons in east London He failed to add a second England cap, however, with his entire international career lasting just 20 minutes 8 “Unfortunately, from that, it’s been an absolute nightmare.“I rehabbed it and got back playing in the normal allocated time and then I played for the rest of the season, but it was never quite right. Then I had an operation and it wasn’t right as my medial wasn’t really attached properly and I had to get it repaired.“I worked extremely hard to get myself back fully fit.“And then I got smashed in training on my ankle, and because I’d been out for so long I tried to carry on, but it just got worse and worse. I eventually had to have an operation on that and when they opened me up, they found there was a lot more than was on my scan.“I then had a long rehab back from that, which took eight months, and then while I had the two operations on the right side, I picked up ITB syndrome (iliotibial friction syndrome). As a player injured, you’re sitting in the gym watching the other players train and it is a horrible feeling,” Getty Images – Getty London Stadium gets MLB makeover ahead of Red Sox vs Yankees series“We spoke regularly. He was always there asking how things were going and when I thought I’d be back training as he always said I was a player he thought would work really well in his squad. I’m gutted it didn’t work out for us.”Many will remember the one-cap England international from his time with Wolves, where he enjoyed so much success on the pitch.Brought in by Mick McCarthy after impressing for Gillingham, Jarvis went on to be a crucial part of the Wolves side which claimed 2008/09 Championship title by some seven points.He remained at Molineux after promotion, popping up with some important goals to help Wolves maintain their Premier League status for two consecutive seasons, and the 33-year-old is thankful to McCarthy for making him the player he is today.“I think he probably had the biggest impact on my career,” explains Jarvis. “That was the biggest education I had.“Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor worked with me on the training pitch every day. I was getting taught things in my position that I didn’t know and they then helped me to mix my game up and keep the defenders guessing which helped me to play at Premier League level.” Jarvis returned to action in the second half of the 2015/16 season, but he struggled for form and Norwich were relegated from the Premier League 8 Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Getty Images – Getty boost last_img read more

Jim E. Purkhiser age 56

first_imgFuneral services will be held Friday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8PM and Friday from 9AM-time of service. Mr. Jim E. Purkhiser age 56 of Salem passed away Tuesday, April 12 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.Mr. Purkhiser was born November 1, 1959 in Washington County, Indiana the son of James Willard “Bud” and Luella McKinley Purkhiser.  He was a farmer.  Jim graduated from Salem High School in 1978 and completed a short course at Purdue University.  He was a past member of Salem Farmer’s Club and Washington County Cattleman’s Association. He was a  past Director for East Washington Water Board.Jim is survived by his wife:  Tracy Rutherford Purkhiser.  They were married March 12, 1983.  He is also survived by a son:  Nick Purkhiser of Salem, a daughter:  Mariah Blankenbaker (Clinton) of Salem, two grandchildren:  Kason and Keeley Blankenbaker, and his mother:  Luella Purkhiser of Salem.  He was preceded in death by his father:  James Willard “Bud” Purkhiser.last_img read more