David De Gea needs more trophies, says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgLONDON: Goalkeeper David de Gea will not be content with personal accolades and needs to win more major trophies at Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said. De Gea, 29, has won United’s Player of the Year award four times since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 but the club have won the Premier League just once during his nine seasons at Old Trafford.They have also won the FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup once during his stay. “I don’t think he will be happy until he wins more of the bigger trophies. Staying at Manchester United in this time and not having won more, I think that’s something that he will feel is a black dot in his career,” Solskjaer told British media. “I don’t think David is that type who cares about personal awards, he wants the team to lift the big ones as well.” De Gea is set to become just the second goalkeeper after Alex Stepney to make 400 appearances for United. “He has come out and said that he wants to play many, many more – maybe 10 more years,” the United manager said. “How long he will be able to stay at the top is just up to him.” IANS Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTADlast_img read more

Government of Guyana, GOA collaborate to aid boxers stranded in Cuba

first_imgBOXING By Rawle ToneyTHE Government of Guyana, through the National Sports Commission (NSC), along with Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), have once again teamed up to aid the four boxers who are left in Cuba, following the closure of the country’s airports in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus in Guyana. On Friday, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle made a call to NSC and GOA, for their assistance for the four boxers – Keevin Allicock, Colin Lewis, Desmond Amsterdam and Dennis Thomas – who were on a prolonged training stint in Cuba, ahead of their now-cancelled Olympic Qualifiers tournament, which was scheduled for March 26 to April 4 in Buenos Aries, Argentina.While Ninvalle told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the GOA had answered their call immediately and sent an undisclosed sum of money to Santa Clara to help offset unforeseen expenses, Director of Sport Christopher Jones revealed to this publication, that the Government of Guyana will be transporting the boxers to Havana, where they will be housed by the Guyana Consulate on the Spanish-speaking Island.According to Jones, while all airports in Guyana will remain closed, efforts are being made by the Cuban Government to evacuate the scores of Cuban nationals, who were left in the country, as Guyana, like the rest of the world, upped efforts to combat and contain the dreadful Covid-19 virus.Jones pointed out that “we’re told that an empty aircraft should be leaving Cuba anytime to come to Guyana and Government is putting systems in place to ensure that the boxers are given a place so they can come home.”“We’re working closely with the Guyana Consulate in Cuba, and what is going to happen, is that we’re moving the boxers from Santa Clara to Havana, where we will take care of them. They will be taken care of for as long as possible by Government, until we can have them back in Guyana,” Jones pointed out.Meanwhile, Ninvalle showered NSC and GOA with praise, noting that he’s grateful that the same two entities, who made their stay in Cuba possible, are the same two entities who are doing everything possible to not only assist in their unscheduled continued stay in Cuba, but also are helping in every way to get them back home safely.Ninvalle also highlighted that he had only last Tuesday visited the boxers in Cuba, to get a first-hand experience of their lifestyle, and stated that he was impressed with their level of growth.“I was surprised. I mean, I know the guys were focussed, but I was more than impressed. I’m extremely proud of those boxers and I know they would have done Guyana proud in the way they have been carrying themselves, how hard they’ve worked to get where they are; and I know they will do Guyana proud when that time comes,” Ninvalle said.The GBA was left counting its losses in the millions, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) cancelled the Americas Olympic Qualifier for boxing because of fear of the spread of coronavirus, following a move from the Government of Argentina to restrict international events in the country with immediate effect.last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse beats No. 9 Virginia, 66-62

first_imgUPDATED: Feb. 5, 2017 at 7:50 p.m.MORE COVERAGETyus Battle scores career-high 23 points in Syracuse’s 66-62 upset win against No. 9 VirginiaWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 66-62 comeback win over No. 9 VirginiaBoeheim’s 1,000th* win brings importance to a once-lost seasonJim Boeheim on unofficial 1,000 wins: ‘I know how many wins I’ve had’ CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the Sour Sitrus Society was misidentified. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 4, 2017 at 5:11 pmlast_img

Cincinnati and Boston College set for Birmingham Bowl

first_img COMMENT Birmingham Bowl: No. 23 Cincinnati (10-3) vs. Boston College (6-6) in Birmingham, Alabama, Thursday at 3 p.m. EST (ESPN).Line: Cincinnati by 7-1/2.Series record: Boston College leads 4-3.WHAT’S AT STAKE: Cincinnati is looking to finish up ranked in the Top 25 and have a second straight season with 11 wins. Boston College wants to secure a winning record and its first bowl win since 2016, while being led by interim coach Rich Gunnell.KEY MATCHUPCincinnati and the AAC’s top scoring defense against an offense averaging 451 yards and 30.9 points per game. The Bearcats are allowing an average of 21.7 points.PLAYERS TO WATCHCincinnati: QB Desmond Ridder is a double threat. He has passed for 2,069 yards and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He also has run for 570 yards and two scores.Boston College: RB David Bailey replaces Boston College’s all-time leading rusher A.J. Dillon, who is skipping the bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft. The 240-pound Bailey ran for 181 yards against North Carolina State and 172 versus Syracuse, rushing for a pair of touchdowns in each game.FACTS & FIGURESIt’s the first time since 2009 that the Bearcats were ranked in the final regular season poll. … Cincinnati has two transfers who are eligible to play after completing the NCAA’s mandated one year in residence: offensive lineman James Hudson (Michigan) and safety Bryan Cook (Howard). … Boston College’s last bowl win was 36-30 over Maryland in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. The First Responder Bowl in Dallas last year was cancelled due to the weather in the first quarter last season. … The Eagles fired Steve Addazio after seven seasons on Dec. 1. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 11:20 IST Cincinnati And Boston College Set For Birmingham Bowl Cincinnati is looking to finish up ranked in the Top 25 and have a second straight season with 11 wins. Boston College wants to secure a winning record and its first bowl win since 2016, while being led by interim coach Rich Gunnell. Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US First Published: 2nd January, 2020 11:20 ISTlast_img read more

The 5 lessons the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma learned in his ‘incredible’ offseason

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “I don’t think he hides nothing,” he said. “I feel like his approach and what you see of him on the court and how he talks in the media is how he is in real life. So I kinda knew the deal going in. I knew everything was going to be very mono, very one-sided. Very detailed.”These lessons have added up to an offseason effort that seems to have everyone on the Lakers taking notice. Kuzma is often mentioned as one of the standout players in pickup games and practice, and it’s telling that although he was mentioned in trade rumors, the Lakers remained invested in him.There’s a strong hope in the organization that Kuzma takes a leap forward this season, building off his surprising rookie year. They’ve observed he’s already put in the work to make it happen.“He didn’t rejoice and be happy and satisfied with his rookie season,” new teammate LeBron James said. “You guys were with him all last year and I believe you all followed him this summer and seen the work he put in as well. Came back stronger and faster, more explosive. There it is.” PreviousLakers forward Kyle Kuzma made a lot of changes to the way he trains (and eats) during the offseason, and his teammates and the front office believe it’s already paying off for him. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma shoots as Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac defends during a game last March at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 93-81. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJoel Berry II and Kyle Kuzma take a selfie during media day at the Los Angeles Lakers training facility in El Segundo on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Lance Stephenson line up for a pass during their first practice session on Tuesday in El Segundo. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma swings from the rim after dunking against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Boston’s 107-96 win in an NBA in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma releases a running hook shot over the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge during a game last week at Staples Center. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 30: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbbles up court during the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on March 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 26: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound against Mike Muscala #31 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma #0 drives past Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams #12 in the first half. The Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/03/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, top, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk falls to the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 92-91. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma went toe to toe with Rockets guard James Harden on Wednesday, scoring a career-high 38 points in the Lakers’ 122-116 victory in Houston. Harden scored 51, but the Rockets lost for only the fifth time this season and had their 14-game winning streak snapped. (Photo by David Sherman, NBAE via Getty Images)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said he doesn’t think his sprained ankle is anything that will keep him out long, but Wednesday marked just the second game he has missed during his rookie season. He was held out due to back spasms on Nov. 29. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November on Friday. Through his first 20 games, the forward averaged 16.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field. (Photo by Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press)LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 7: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk during the game against the Orlando Magic at STAPLES Center on March 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) pulls down a rebound against Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots a jumper. The Los Angeles Lakers played the Utah Jazz in a pre-season game at Staples Center. Los Angeles, CA 10/11/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, grabs the rebound during a preseason game against Minnesota late last month at Honda Center. He’s one of several rookies who have Lakers fans feeling optimistic about the team’s future. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)From left, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo participate in media day events at the Los Angeles Lakers training facility in El Segundo on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma made a lot of changes to the way he trains (and eats) during the offseason, and his teammates and the front office believe it’s already paying off for him. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma shoots as Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac defends during a game last March at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 23Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma shoots as Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac defends during a game last March at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandEL SEGUNDO — Magic Johnson raved about how he “lit it up for a week” in summer pickup games. Josh Hart said it’s the most improvement he’s ever seen from a player in one offseason. JaVale McGee said he’s shown “that Michigan heart.”Universally, the strongest endorsements for Kyle Kuzma’s offseason have come from those who have seen the results the most closely. The 23-year-old is drawing praise even before the season has started.What does it take to build off a rookie season no one expected? Here are the key lessons Kyle Kuzma took away from his summer:1. If you take time off, be ready to pay for it in the weight room. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Defense was Kuzma’s prime focus this offseason. After scoring 16.1 points per game last year and earning a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie team, Kuzma said he didn’t want to develop a reputation as a one-way player. Adding to his lateral movement helped him stay in front of players, and working on his strength allowed him to stay in a defensive stance for longer periods. He also worked out one-on-one with college teammate Delon Wright and former Lakers draft pick Anthony Brown to practice guarding different types of players.That versatility is one reason why the Lakers feel comfortable testing Kuzma out as a center in more small-ball lineups this season.“You work out with him, he’s much more of a man right now physically: the way he runs the court, the way he’s jumping and taking contact and all those things,” Coach Luke Walton said. “He’s worked extremely hard this offseason and it’s showing up on the court.”2. Watch more film – even when it hurts.Veteran guard Rajon Rondo mentioned that he was surprised when Kuzma texted him that he was watching film clips from a pickup session they had played over the summer. In part, Kuzma started watching his summer 5-on-5 work because he was so sick of watching his own season clips.“I got tired of watching my film from last year because it was disgusting to watch,” he said. “I just messed up so many times. We’re playing 5-on-5 (at the facility), and I’m taking it serious.”Reviewing his rookie experience, Kuzma realized he had not taken film study as seriously as he could have. He didn’t appreciate how much of an edge he could gain from studying the tendencies of other players, and he didn’t self-critique and improve his own mistakes enough game-to-game.So he took film study as seriously as he ever has this offseason, trying to learn not just more about himself but learning from others. He took a lot of inspiration from watching defensive clips of Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant.“Not saying I want to play like those guys but just seeing what those guys did on defense, how they attacked the ball, how aggressive they were defensively and how great of off-ball team defenders they were,” he said. “Scottie was really great at it. I think from watching those guys, it gave me a clear mind of what I wanted to do defensively.”Clint Parks, a trainer who has worked with Kuzma for years, said he thinks his renewed dedication to film study is a sign of how honest Kuzma is willing to be about his own game – both its strengths and flaws.“He scored the ball at a high level but he didn’t defend at a high level,” Parks said. “You watch it, you take it in. You watch guys who are great defenders. He’s a true student of the game. It’s not because the coaches say you should watch film. He wants to learn.”3. Surround yourself with the right people and keep them on the same page.Weeks after the season ended, Kuzma invited Parks, Vase and Lakers assistant Miles Simon to breakfast in Manhattan Beach. He told them he wanted to get better, and that he wanted them to work hand-in-hand to make it happen.There are tales in the NBA of players getting out of pocket, going to a different town and working with their own trainer away from their team. Kuzma, who lives less than 10 minutes from the training facility, was always in close communication (and proximity) with the Lakers staff. Parks, who has known Simon for nearly a decade, said the Lakers made it easy for the communication to flow.Simon brought the same level of attention to developing Kuzma (and the other players he worked with, such as Josh Hart) that once made him a great college player at Arizona and a Final Four MVP.“He really cares. You can text him at all times of the night,” Parks said of Simon. “That is the biggest thing with Miles: He’s just a good dude. He’s easy to communicate with. He doesn’t have an ego. … It makes it easier for the players.”Kuzma stuck with teammates during his offseason regimen: Hart, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram were in the facility with him often, playing with and against each other. The chemistry that started developing last season grew stronger by spending an offseason together.“I think that relationship can build,” Ingram said of his offseason work with Kuzma. “We talk back and forth a lot how we can be effective on the basketball court together.”4. Watch your diet – and your bedtime.The key to this one is pretty simple: Kuzma hired a chef.That has helped him take his diet more seriously: He’s cut out junk food, and for a brief time, fish was the only meat he was eating. That small step has helped him find more energy and maintain the right body composition, he said, and he’s eating fewer late-night meals so “the food doesn’t sit in you.”Of Kuzma’s month-long break, Parks doesn’t think the time off hurt him as much as his diet did during that span.“I think it was more so as he was healing up, he was eating bad food,” Parks said. “Eating the bad food, weight’s gotta come on. Moving forward, he has a diet he’s on that is changing that.”The other significant part of his off-court regimen that he stuck to was waking up at 6 a.m. for weight room sessions. It was as much an act of self-discipline as practicality: Adjusting his wake-up time also adjusted his bedtime – which kept him out of trouble. It was something he used to do in college, and bringing the routine back brought him some stability in his physical growth.“I couldn’t really do extra things at night that usually I wanted to do,” he said. “Whether that’s going out, having fun. Hanging out with friends. If I gotta get up at 6, I can’t go to sleep at 1 a.m., you know? It’ll kill my workout.”5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from the highest places.Right after the Lakers agreed to terms with Rondo, Rob Pelinka got a text: It was Kuzma, asking for Rondo’s number. He saw an opportunity to learn.“Everybody knows he’s probably one of the smartest players to ever play the game,” Kuzma said. “I wanted to be a sponge in that aspect. He’s helped me a lot on defense, just the way he talks and communicates.”Kuzma said he’s taken some time to develop that willingness to ask for help: In school growing up, he said he used to shy away from asking questions. But it’s been a while since he’s been afraid to ask for guidance – Parks started working with him in college when Kuzma sought him out on Twitter.The most high-profile workout Kuzma had this summer was a one-on-one with Kobe Bryant, which he described as both surreal and straightforward. It was only one session, but Pelinka has joked to Kuzma that his fadeaway this season reminds him of Black Mamba.It wasn’t that Kuzma was surprised by anything about his workout with Bryant – he was more pleased that Bryant lived up to all the expectations he had going in.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOne piece of advice Kuzma heard consistently from veterans as the offseason approached: Take some time off. Let your body rest and recover.Kuzma took a month away from the game and training. When May rolled around, he started training in Phoenix. He regretted the break.“Never taking a month off again,” he said. “I got a little fat.”That first weight room session back was like “death,” he says now. Working out with Lakers strength coach Adi Vase was “probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”But over time, he got back in the rhythm. He improved his squat form and posture, able to lift heavier and longer than he ever has before. He also worked on agility and lateral movement drills designed to make him a more athletic defender. It’s been noticed among management: Magic Johnson called Kuzma “chiseled” before training camp. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Florida man arrested for kicking a chicken during argument with girlfriend

first_imgPolice arrested a Florida Keys man on Monday after he kicked a chicken during an argument with his girlfriend.Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said Sgt. Joel Slough responded to a domestic dispute call on March 22nd. Upon arriving, 43-year-old Nicholas Chew and his girlfriend were in a dispute because Chew kicked a chicken, according to officials.“Chew admitted to kicking the chicken out of the way, further admitting his annoyance by the noise the birds cause,” Linhardt said. “A separate witness stated he saw Chew kick the chicken in the way a football player would kick a field goal.”The chicken was taken to a nearby veterinarian where doctors said the chicken had four broken ribs.The owner of the chicken pressed charges which led to the arrest of Chew. Chew faces a charge of animal cruelty.last_img read more

VSLA Graduates 750 Members

first_imgThe National Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA), an organization that serves the poor who may not be full time business people and whose income is less reliable, has graduated 750 members from informal to the formal sector of the country’s economy.The weeklong training, which ran from September 7 to 11, trained new members in VSLA methodologies and business management.Madam Josephine J. Nagbe, president of VSLA said the organization wants to ensure that citizens take ownership of their homes as well as managing their wealth through lessons they acquire from the training.The VSLA, she said is dedicated to helping people transform their lives, using microfinance as an ideal way.“We want to ensure that poor people in Liberia have access to financial tools and the training they need to lift themselves out of poverty,” she said.She also used the occasion to acknowledge the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Mills Jones, for promoting financial inclusion throughout Liberia.El-Tumu Trueh, head of Micro-Finance at the CBL, expressed gratitude to members of the VSLA who took the training and admonished them to make use of what they learned.He said at the CBL, the administration is contemplating involving every citizen into financial management.He also and expressed gratitude to CBL Governor Jones for promoting “Financial Inclusion” in the country. He called on Liberians to make use of the organization to enable them get access to finance that will help them in their future endeavors.In remarks, beneficiaries of the VSLA, through their spokesperson, Musu Kollie, lauded Madam Nagbe for the training and hoped that they would make good use of the knowledge they acquired.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Supplementary Pay Teachers’ Return to Class

first_imgJosiah Kollie, ‘Supplementary Pay Teachers’ spokesmanFollowing weeks of strike in demand of their names to be placed on government regular payroll, teachers assigned to public schools in Bong County under the banner, “Supplementary Pay Teachers” on Thursday, October 18, abandoned their protest action and returned to class.Public schools across the county remained empty for almost two weeks, as over 200 teachers demanded that their names be placed on government’s regular payroll, instead of being paid through the supplementary pay; a non-regular, performance-based payment. Bong County Chief Education Officer, Armah Varfee, informed journalists on Wednesday, October 17, that his office reached an agreement with leaders of the striking teachers following an hour-long meeting to find workable solution to the teachers’ demand.“We need our kids back in school, and also our teachers back in class,” Mr. Varfee said, but did not disclose the contents of the agreement his office reached with the aggrieved teachers.He subsequently assured the irate teachers that his office, in close consultation with authorities at the Ministry of Education, has reached a commitment in addressing their concerns.Although some of the teachers have resumed active teaching work, Mr. Varfee did not say the specific of the resolution.“Our commitment to finding a solution has been consistent, because we stand together for our students, our communities and our country,” Varfee said.He informed the teachers that his office will soon embark on a county tour to identify ghost names that would serve as possible entry for some of the names of the ‘supplementary pay teachers’ to be transferred on government’s regular payroll.Varfee then used the occasion to appeal to education stakeholders to assign at least a vehicle (4-wheel drive) to his office to enhance the operations of the ministry in the county.Spokesman for the aggrieved teachers Josiah Kollie, corroborated Mr. Varfee’s statement to the press that the two parties have agreed “somewhat” that teachers would return to their classrooms. “We are taking this deal in good faith at this point, but the teachers could be called to strike again if progress is not made.”“The benefits of teaching are terrible, and the pay is appalling, because there is no incentive for the teachers stay on job, except that this is our home,” Kollie said.He said the teachers are sensitive to the impact of their action on the County’s more than 55,000 public school students, many of who come from low-income families.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more