ILOILO City – Militant group BagongAlyansang Makabayan (Bayan Panay) slammed the proposed House Bill 4802extending the regularization of workers to 24 months instead of six months. Forro called on the workers tooppose the bill and the people to support their plight to endcontractualization and fight to wage increase./PN “The bill, if passed into law, willonly press our workers deeper into poverty and further violation of theirrights,” warned Forro. He added: “They are already sufferingfrom low and meager wages. With this bill, employers can continue to exploitthe labor of our workers without paying them proper wages and giving thembenefits.” “Employers have longcircumvented the law and have the backing of the Duterte administration incontinuing the contractualization at the expense of the workers. The Presidenthas already vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill and with this new bill, it isonly a matter of time for it to be passed if the workers will not unite tooppose it,” added Forro. According to Elmer Forro, secretarygeneral of Bayan Panay, the proposed bill is anti-worker, violates the workers’right to security of tenure, and will strengthen the labor contractualizationscheme. The bill, according to Forro, willonly benefit the employers who have long been exploiting and profiting from thelabor of the workers. House Bill 4802 is proposed byparty-list Probinsyano Ako’s Cong. Jose Singson Jr. It seeks to amend the LaborCode allowing the employers to avoid automatic regularization of workers aftersix months.
Ghana Coach Avram Grant named a provisional 26-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon monday, with Leicester City’s Jeff Schlupp a surprise omission.Schlupp’s Leicester team-mate Daniel Amartey was included as was another English Premier League player, Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew of West Ham. Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew – Andre’s brother – was one of three English Championship players named, alongside Christian Atsu of Newcastle and Andy Diadom of Barnsley.There was no place for Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah who was struggling to make the cut following a series of knee injuries.The Black Stars will now go to the United Arab Emirates for a training camp from where Grant will reveal his final squad of 23 by the 4 January deadline.The tournament kicks off in Gabon on January 14Ghana will be based in Port-Gentil where they will face Mali, Egypt and Uganda in Group D.The Black Stars’ first match will be against Uganda on January 17.GHANA SQUAD:Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars, Ghana)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom(Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor,Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Başakşehir, Turkey)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Rahpael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Nadal, 33, will next play Italy’s 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of the men’s semi-finalists – Berrettini, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniil Medvedev – have never played in a Grand Slam final.“To see myself in the situation to lose both breaks in a row was tough, but I’m super happy with the way I accepted the challenge,” Nadal said.“Here I am, semi-finals, it means everything to me.“Physically I’m fine. Today was a heavy day, big humidity, and I sweat a lot. I had some big moments at the end of the second set and beginning of the third, but the last few games I felt good again.”Of his opponent in the semi-finals, Nadal added: “I saw him play. He has big serves, big forehands, and is super confident. He makes big steps forward every week so it will be a big challenge but now is the moment to keep going.”Nadal, who won his 18th Grand Slam with a 12th title at Roland Garros in June, has been considered one of the favourites in New York from the start of tournament, with the other two members of the ‘Big Three’ – Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Federer – also tipped as the men to beat.That has been a familiar pattern over the past decade such has been the trio’s dominance, which shows no signs of changing despite all three men entering their 30s.The past 11 Grand Slams have been won by Nadal, 32-year-old Djokovic or 38-year-old Federer.But the departure of 2018 champion Djokovic, who retired from his last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka with a shoulder injury, and Federer’s quarter-final exit to Bulgarian world number 78 Dimitrov, has given the opportunity for Nadal to make a serious move in the race to be considered the greatest player of all time.If Nadal lifts his fourth title at Flushing Meadows he will move within one of Federer’s tally for the first time.Before thinking that far ahead, Nadal had to see off a courageous challenge from Schwartzman, who levelled from a double break down in each of the first two sets.A strange start saw Nadal race 4-0 ahead before the diminutive Schwartzman, backed by vociferous Argentine support on an atmospheric Ashe, hit back with four straight games of his own.Momentum continued with Schwartzman, who created two break points for a 5-4 lead before the Spaniard dug deep to hold and clinch the opener with another break.Remarkably the same pattern continued in the second set, Nadal moving a double break up before Schwartzman fought back from 5-1 – with a forehand winner after a desperate scramble leaving even his opponent clapping – to level at 5-5.Again Nadal’s nous proved the difference at the crucial moment, taking Schwartzman’s serve in the 12th game with his third set point.With the clock ticking past midnight, swathes of seats became empty in the early part of the third set as some spectators left for home.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open – and move within one of Roger Federer’s tally of 20 Grand Slams – after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium.
…ASP, Corporal under close arrestAn Assistant Superintendent of Police and a Corporal attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force are among several persons placed under close arrest after a high powered AK-47 assault rifle was smuggled out of Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, on Wednesday. Reports are that a civilian vehicle was on Tuesday evening allowed into the compound without being searched. The vehicle reportedly stayed throughout the evening. However, as it was leaving the compound on Wednesday morning, the vehicle was searched and the weapon was discovered. After the weapon was discovered, the mobile phone belonging to the driver was checked, and it proved that several calls had been made to the ASP.Based on that information, the senior police rank was questioned and placed under close arrest. That very ASP, this newspaper was told, had been fingered in several unprofessional and shady transactions, and had been interdicted from duty several years ago, following the murder of Dweive Kant Ramdass in the Essequibo River.Ramdass was reportedly robbed of millions of dollars.The ASP, who had been a cadet officer at the time, had been accused, along with other ranks, of stealing an undisclosed sum of money from Ramdass, which they had confiscated. During that trial, however, no evidence had been given against the Police ranks, and they were subsequently reinstated into the Guyana Police Force.Meanwhile, the Corporal who has been arrested is the brother of a tattoo artist who had been charged and remanded to prison for the murder of Leelawattie Mohamed, who was gunned down in Tain, Corentyne two weeks ago. The Corporal was reportedly under the radar of several senior officers. Suspicion that his character was shady arose after he had been seen driving in and out of the TSU compound in various heavily tinted motorcars.The Police are continuing their investigations into the smuggling of the weapon, and it is expected that several other persons will be implicated.
Shay Given says he has suffered enough heartbreak in football as the Republic of Ireland head into Friday’s Euro 2012 play-off first leg with Estonia.Over the last 14 years Given has been involved in three play-offs and only qualified once, beating Iran to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.The Donegal man is determined he will not be part of another defeat, as Ireland look to qualify for the European Championship for the first time since 1988. The goalkeeper told the Daily Mail: “I think I’ve had my fair share of losing. We have a real belief in the squad and this is our time.“We are at home for the second leg. That’s the first time for me. When was the last time an Irish team qualified for anything in Dublin?“It’s nearly 25 years since we were involved in the European Championship and if we could qualify in Dublin that would be very, very special.“I was in Estonia ten years ago. We won both group games 2-0. But in their history, this is their strongest team by a mile. They beat Serbia and Slovenia. “Our players and fans need to have a reality check. We must not get ahead of ourselves. We must get a good start out there. But we have a real belief in the squad that this is our time.“We can’t fear it, we must believe, be confident that this is our time. It’s a real chance for us. I think our squad is pretty good. But we’re a small country.“For the first leg, Kevin Doyle is suspended and Shane Long is injured. But we’ll have Robbie Keane, Simon Cox was man of the match last time and there’s Jonny Walters who is playing really well.“Four or five years ago if Robbie was injured there’d be a void, but we have a couple missing and still have strength. That’s a big plus. And we’ve been around together as a group for a few years now.“We’ve matured and we feel it’s been to long since Ireland were there. I think qualification would have an impact on the country as a whole. “There’s been a lot of doom and gloom with the way the economy has gone. We’d hoped the lads at the rugby World Cup would get to the final and give everyone a lift.“This is our chance to do that, to give people a feel good factor; not just in football but in life in general. If we could do that I’d feel great about it.”Two years ago the Republic of Ireland missed out on a place in South Africa to France in controversial fashion and the memory is still strong for Given.He added: “We played well that night, one of my best performances in my Irish career. It went into extra-time and we felt we had the momentum. “Then came the handball. I still feel the way I felt then. It was just so blatant, so blatant, it felt unreal, like we were about to take a free-kick. Even Henry knew.“It was like he was handling the ball to keep it from going out of play. You’ve seen players get booked for that.“But then I turned to the ref and he was pointing to the centre circle. Unbelievable!“It knocked the wind out of us. How it wasn’t spotted! It felt like an injustice. I was in disbelief. We had played so well and this was the end of 18 months’ hard graft, of being away from your family, hotels, travel and it comes down to this one incident.“It’s just really hard to get your head around it.“You could think about it as injustice, but Paris gave us belief, actually, at the beginning of this campaign and we went and drew in Italy.”THE MATCH IS LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM 7PM THIS FRIDAY.SHAY: ‘I’VE SUFFERED ENOUGH HEARTACHE…TIME FOR US TO WIN’ was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Shay Givensky sports