COVID19: England boss Southgate takes 30% wage cut as FA revenue hit

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians England manager Gareth Southgate has agreed a 30 per cent wage reduction according to British media reports after the FA’s CEO Mark Bullingham said on Monday that its highest earners would take significant pay cuts during the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic has brought English football to a standstill and Bullingham said the lack of international matches and FA Cup games will cost the country’s soccer governing body around 100 million pounds. “In the spirit of those on higher salaries taking the greater responsibility, the senior management team have agreed to cut their pay by 15%, with the highest earners in the organisation agreeing to reduce their pay by up to 30%,” Bullingham said in a statement here on the FA website. “We are proposing that all employees earning 50,000 pounds or more per annum will take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5%,” he said, adding that the FA could lose more than 150 million pounds in revenue if the situation does not stabilise soon. “We’re also looking into what options are available to us through the government’s furlough scheme as a contingency plan while we continue to plan for the return of football, once it is safe to do so.” The Times reported that Southgate would take a wage cut of 225,000 pounds over the next three months, while England Women’s team manager Phil Neville and the men’s England under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd will take reductions in the region of 15 per cent to 30 per cent. The FA decision contrasts with the approach of some Premier League clubs, such as league leaders Liverpool, who said they would be using the government’s job retention scheme to pay some non-playing staff who are furloughed. Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Norwich City have taken similar decisions, sparking criticism from the government who have taken a dim view of millionaire players and managers not taking wage cuts while the league is suspended. Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Football AssociationGareth SouthgateMark Bullinghamlast_img read more

Peruth, Nakaayi eye first Ugandan women’s medal since Inzikuru

first_imgUganda’s Gold medal favourite  Joshua Cheptegei (left) will run the 10,000m final seven days from now, on the final day October 6, a day after Stephen Kiprotich in the marathon.Uganda has participated in IAAF World championships in Athletics since 1985 and won 2 Gold medals by Dorcus Inzikuru Helsinki 2005 and Stephen Kiprotich Moscow 2013; 2 Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017, and Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing.Ugandan team in DOHA – Women (10)400 MetresLeni SHIDA800 MetresHalimah NAKAAYIWinnie NANYONDO1500 MetresEsther CHEBETWinnie NANYONDO5000 MetresSarah CHELANGAT10,000 MetresRachael Zena CHEBETJuliet CHEKWELStella CHESANGMarathonLinet Toroitich CHEBET3000 Metres SteeplechasePeruth ChemutaiMen (12)1500 MetresRonald MUSAGALA5000 MetresOscar CHELIMOStephen KISSA10,000 MetresJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathonStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAI3000 Metres SteeplechaseAlbert CHEMUTAIBenjamin KIPLAGATBoniface Abel SIKOWO Share on: WhatsApp Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai wins the Women’s 3000m steeplechase heats at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 27, 2019.PHOTO AFP TODAY  9.50pm 3000 M Steeplechase final (Peruth Chemutai) 10.10pm 800 M Final (Nakaayi, Nanyondo)Prizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | THE INDEPENDENT | Going by her performance in the heats, Peruth Chemutai will be one of the favourites to make it to the podium when she runs her first World Athletics Championships 3000m steeplechase final today.Twenty-year-old Chemutai easily won one of three heats on day one to make the final in a race that brought Ugandan Dorcus Inzikuru glory, way back in 2005.On August 8 2005, Dorcus Inzikuru stunned the world with her victory in the 3000m steeplechase women’s final, ending a 33-year-wait for a global athletics title for Uganda. The national anthem had last been played at a world athletics event in 1972, legend John Akii-Bua having won gold in the 400m hurdles.Of Uganda’s six medals at the worlds, Inzikuru’s is the only one by a woman, a feat Chemutai can match today, if she gets it right in an experienced field.Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech is the favourite having set a magnificent world record last year.  She is unlikely to make the mistakes of two years ago in London where Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs went 1-2 in the women’s steeplechase after a series of bizarre events.Also eyeing a podium in their debut World Championships final are Winnie Nanyondo and Halimah Nakaayi , who showed in the semis that if they are in the leading pack in the final 200m, have the pace to match the best.last_img read more

Brightline Ends “Virgin Trains” Partnership, Drops Branding

first_imgOfficials with Brightline, which is majority owned by Fortress Investment Group, said that the parent company delivered a termination notice tied to its license agreement on July 29. “Virgin has disputed the validity of the termination notice,” according to the report.As part of the partnership, Virgin Trains was set to make a minority investment in Brightline.However, its own parent company has been experiencing financial difficulties.Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic Airways filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, as part of a $1.5 billion restructuring plan, according to The Wall Street Journal.Brightline currently has three stations completed. It is also working on expanding in Miami-Dade County, and plans to operate a high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.Until service stopped in March, 271,778 passengers rode Brightline this year, amounting to just $6.6 million in revenue, according to the report. Two companies that had joined together to improve transportation in Florida are now on different tracks.Brightline is set to stop using the “Virgin Trains” branding, after its parent company suddenly terminated a licensing agreement with Virgin Enterprises Limited late last month. The rail line announced the move Friday afternoon, and says that Virgin is now disputing the validity of the termination notice.The company will change its name back to Brightline Trains LLC following the expiration of the applicable notice period for the name changes under the senior load agreement, the company stated in its monthly report, which was released on Friday.According to the report, Brightline’s additional inline station in Boca Raton continues to progress in its construction, as does an expansion to Orlando.Brightline had been operating as Virgin Trains USA since late 2018, and was expected to complete the rebranding by this summer. It stopped service on March 25 and laid off 250 employees due to the pandemic.Ever wonder what it takes to build a high-speed rail system connecting Miami to Orlando? Take an inside look as we make our way to @MCO. Read more @TrainsMagazine: #GoBrightline— Brightline (@GoBrightline) August 5, 2020last_img read more

Lacey Spring Fun Fair Offers New Attractions for 2016

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of LaceyThis year marks the 29th anniversary for the Lacey Spring Fun Fair! Free to the public this family friendly event includes activities for all ages! More than 16,000 folks stop by the fair each year, finding food, vendors, and entertainment to please everyone. The event will be held at Saint Martin’s University Saturday May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday May 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Thanks to many local businesses, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair is completely free.This year the on-site parade, presented by LeMay, will be returning with the theme ‘The Sights and Sounds of Spring!’ School groups and community organizations are encouraged to apply and join us on Saturday, May 21 at 12 noon. This ‘walking only’ parade weaves throughout the heart of Fun Fair on the grounds of Saint Martin’s where participants will strut their stuff with music, dance moves, and more fun!“As some may have already heard, the Grand Parade (on the street) is not happening anymore,” Fun Fair committee member Jordy Beasley said, “we were pulling a lot of resources and staff away from an already very large event to put on a parade where the participation and spectator numbers weren’t growing.“Beasley also stated, “We (the committee) knew this news would be disappointing for the community and we are so grateful to all the groups who helped us to make this parade possible.” Lacey Spring Fun Fair, as a whole, would not be possible without the assistance and support of the City, Saint Martin’s University, and local businesses and organizations.The Mariner Moose will be at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair this year. Photo courtesy: The City of LaceyOther Fun Fair events you can expect to see are: two stages of entertainment, 50+ booths inside Kid’s World, food vendors, as well as a multitude of arts, crafts, and commercial vendors. The special attractions will include the ever-popular pony rides, pirate’s revenge, and circus train. NEW features this year include the Ballistic Swings, Cliff Jump Jr., and 3-Story slide!The Mariner Moose will also be stopping by from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, sponsored by BECU.Scheduled for Sunday is the annual Car Show, sponsored by Capital Heating and Cooling, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and talent Show, sponsored by WSECU, beginning at 2:00 p.m.There is still time to get involved! Information on the event, volunteer opportunities, and applications for the On-Site Family Parade, Car Show, and Talent Show are available on the Lacey Spring Fun Fair website.www.laceyspringfunfair.comlast_img read more