Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefVacancy rates fall New efforts to end the capacity crisis in social services have resulted in a3.4 per cent fall in the vacancy rate in local authorities. According to theEmployers Organisation for Local Government, councils spent £11m last year ontraining social workers, an increase of 159 per cent on the previous year. Thishas resulted in a 68 per cent rise in students who study social work, doublingthose who qualify. www.lg-employers.gov.ukRail redundancies Network Rail, the national railways infrastructure company, has dismissed700 senior and middle-ranking managers. The move is part of a programme of2,000 redundancies to be made over the next two years. Network Rail, whichemploys 14,000 people, hopes the jobs cuts will help it to reduce £13bn fromcosts over the next 10 years. www.railtrack.co.ukCash for lone parents Lone parent jobseekers will receive financial help to encourage them toreturn to work, under new government plans. The Work Search Premium will givelone parents who have been on benefits for more than a year £20 extra a weekfor up to six months if they agree to look for work. In-Work Credit will paylone parents who get jobs of more than 16 hours a week an extra £40 a week forthe first year they are in work. www.dwp.gov.ukNo training for IT staff Employers are refusing to bankroll training for IT professionals because offears that fully-qualified staff will move to another firm once certified.About 100 IT staff were questioned by The Training Camp consultancy, and theresulting report highlights employers’ reluctance to pay for the type oftraining that leads to recognised certification. www.trainingcamp.co.uk Comments are closed. … in briefOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today
Jan Maxwell The Potomac Theatre Project’s 2015 New York City season will include a revival of Howard Barker’s Scenes From an Execution led by Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, as well as a double bill of Barker’s Judith: A Parting from the Body and Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. All performances will take place at The Atlantic Stage 2.Scenes From an Execution, directed by Richard Romagnoli, will begin performances on July 7 and run through August 9. Opening night is set for July 15. The play follows a 15th century Venetian painter who finds herself in a battle between artist and stage. In addition to Maxwell, a five-time Tony nominee who last appeared on Broadway in Follies, the cast will include Bill Army, David Barlow, Alex Draper, Pamela J. Gray, Adam Ludwig, Jonathan Tindle, Steven Dykes, Kean Haunt, Nicholas Hemerling, Meghan Leathers, Melissa MacDonald and Lana Meyer.Judith: A Parting from the Body will feature Draper, Gray and Kathryn Kates. The play, directed by Romagnoli, is a retelling of the Apocypha story of the Jewish widow who killed general Holofernes. Vinegar Tom will feature Tara Giordano, Bill Army, Kathleen Wise, Nesba Crenshaw, Dykes, Lucy Faust, Patricia Buckley, Chelsea Melone, Caitlyn Meagher, Liana Barron, Caitlyn Duffy and Joelle Mendoza-Etchart. The play, directed Cheryl Faraone, follows three 17th century women who face death after being accused of practicing witchcraft. The double bill will begin on July 8 and run through August 8. Opening night is set for July 14. View Comments Star Files
“The tribute is to say that I believe that, any one of us, we would love to have the same privilege with our clubs,” Mourinho said. The Portuguese last month described Wenger as a “specialist in failure” after the Frenchman commented that anyone ruling themselves out of the title race was doing so out of a fear of falling short. And Mourinho again spoke of Wenger’s eight-and-a-half-year trophy drought. “I admire him and I admire Arsenal, because it’s not possible to have 1,000 matches unless the club is also a fantastic club in the way they support the manager, especially in the bad moments and especially when the bad moments were quite a lot,” Mourinho added. Mourinho insisted his personal record against Wenger was incidental as matches pit team against team, not manager against manager. “It doesn’t matter,” Mourinho said. “It’s not against him. It’s Chelsea against Arsenal. “I didn’t even play Arsenal with Inter Milan or with Real Madrid or with Porto, I just played with Chelsea. “It’s Chelsea-Arsenal, Arsenal-Chelsea, it’s not me against him. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stopped short of a glowing tribute in expressing his admiration for Arsene Wenger ahead of the Frenchman’s 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal, which comes at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. “Records don’t play any role. A match is a match. It’s not coach against coach, it’s team against team.” Chelsea, who beat Galatasaray to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek, will be bidding to respond following last Saturday’s controversial loss to Aston Villa, when Mourinho, Ramires and Willian were sent off. Mourinho will contest his Football Association improper conduct charge, while Ramires is banned for three matches and Willian one, with both missing the Arsenal game. Also absent is former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole (knee), but Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are available after being ineligible in Europe in midweek. Meanwhile, Wenger will not let a war of words with Mourinho deflect his focus ahead of Saturday’s clash. “I would keep that [his opinion of Mourinho] for myself. Tomorrow I represent my club, I don’t represent myself, and I will behave always in respecting the values of our club, and keep my own feelings far away from that,” said Wenger, whose last trophy came in 2005. Mourinho has continually used his press conferences to talk down Chelsea’s title chances, describing them as a “little horse” in the championship race. Wenger, though, is not about to take any notice of such gamesmanship, preferring instead to let Arsenal do all of their talking with a football as the FA Cup semi-finalists look to build on last weekend’s north London derby win at Tottenham. “What gives the teams advantages is performances on the pitch,” Wenger said when asked if Mourinho’s pre-match statements had any real impact. “Press conferences can be for you (media) less or more boring, and I can understand you like some more than others, but the real excitement is the game on the pitch.” Wenger continued: “You cannot say they (Chelsea) are favourites or not, but they are among the teams who are fighting to win the Premier League, nobody can deny that. “What is very interesting is you have Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal [all fighting for the title] and that has not happened for years. “None of these four teams can say they are not going for it, that would be stupid.” Arsenal will hand a fitness test to midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who has an ankle problem. Wenger, though, confirmed on Friday that Japanese midfielder Ryo Miyaichi will miss the rest of the season due to a hamstring injury. Press Association The landmark occasion arrives as Chelsea and Arsenal tussle for the Premier League title, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, and with Wenger chasing a first victory in 10 contests with Mourinho. Wenger’s 500th match was a defeat to a Chelsea side managed by Mourinho, who has not been beaten in 75 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge.
LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Los Angeles was up by 4 in the second overtime before a dunk by Black followed by a 3-pointer from Trevor Ariza made it 140-139 with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. The Lakers scored the next three points before Paul’s free throws tied it.Ariza finished with a season-high 26 points.Paul gave Houston its first lead of the second half with a 3-pointer that made it 127-125 with 2:40 remaining in the first overtime.The Lakers got two free throws from Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart added a basket on a goaltending call to make it 131-129 with about a minute to go in the first overtime.Black tied it up before Hart missed a 3-pointer to give Houston the ball back. Paul put Houston on top with a short jumper with four seconds remaining, but P.J. Tucker fouled Ingram and he made both free throws with 0.8 seconds left in the first overtime to tie it at 133-133.ADVERTISEMENT Paul had a shot to win it, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.Houston got a 3-pointer from Ariza followed by a 3-point play from Harden to tie it at 119-all with about a minute left in the fourth. But Kuzma, who scored a career-high 38 points in his last game against Houston, made a 3-pointer a few seconds later to put the Lakers back on top.Harden was injured when he missed a layup after that and was taken to the locker room.Gerald Green tied it again with a 3-pointer with 17.7 seconds remaining.Kuzma followed with a missed 3-pointer, and the Lakers got the ball back with 0.7 seconds left, but they didn’t have time to get a shot off.Houston center Clint Capela had seven points and seven rebounds in his return after missing two games with an orbital fracture. He wore a mask in the first half to protect the injured area, but it seemed to be bothering him and he took it off at halftime.TIP-INSLakers: Rookie Lonzo Ball missed his fourth straight game because of a sprained left shoulder. He did not make the trip, remaining in California for treatment. … The Lakers’ 72 first-half points were a season high. … Ennis had a season-high 20 points.Rockets: Capela, who is also dealing with a bruised heel, missed four of the previous five games. … Gordon finished with 14 points. … Harden strained his left hamstring.UP NEXT Lakers: Visit Minnesota on Monday.Rockets: Visit the Magic on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks for a way around Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 40 points before leaving with a hamstring injury late in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in overtime as the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game skid with a 148-142 double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Los Angeles led by as many as 17, but couldn’t hold on as the team’s season-long losing streak stretched to six games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Paul made a pair of free throws to tie it at 142 with about a minute left in the second overtime before Tarik Black blocked Kyle Kuzma’s shot on the other end to give Houston the ball back. P.J. Tucker grabbed a rebound on a miss by Paul and put it back up to put Houston on top.Tucker blocked a 3-point attempt by Kuzma, and Paul added two more free throws to make it 146-142 with three seconds left. 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A Quebec man accused of ambushing and killing his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and will serve an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 18 years.Daphne Huard-Boudreault, 18, was stabbed to death on March 22, 2017, after she walked into the apartment she shared with the accused, Anthony Pratte-Lops, in Mont-St-Hilaire, about 45 kilometres southeast of Montreal.Pratte-Lops, 24, was arrested that day and accused of first-degree murder. According to witnesses, the killer refused to accept the fact Huard-Boudreault had broken up with him. The young woman had entered the home they shared to pick up her personal items when he allegedly ambushed her and stabbed her.Pratte-Lops’ first-degree murder trial was scheduled to begin Monday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in a courtroom in St-Hyacinthe, Que.His guilty plea triggered an automatic life sentence. Quebec Superior Court Justice Pierre Labrie ruled Thursday the 24-year-old killer would have to serve at least 18 years in prison before being eligible for parole.The Canadian Press