No further details of how the fund might be managed were included in documents published by the Treasury, nor was it clear whether it would be directed to invest in local community projects or free to invest across the UK.The UK, unlike countries such as Norway, did not establish a sovereign wealth fund to receive revenue from its sale of oil.However, the Shetland Islands in 1976 began using revenue from its oil extraction to fund a locally targeted charitable trust.The Shetland Charitable Trust now manages more than £200m, handing out grants to local projects on the Scottish island.The devolved Scottish government also proposed the launch of a Scottish sovereign fund during the 2014 independence referendum, arguing that, had such a venture been launched in 1980, the UK would be in possession of a £110bn fund. The UK is to launch a sovereign wealth fund with the receipts of shale gas revenue, the government has confirmed.First mentioned in July’s Budget, chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne confirmed its creation during the Autumn Statement, when he pledged to support the shale gas industry “by ensuring communities benefit from a shale wealth fund”.The UK Treasury also revealed that up to 10% of shale gas tax revenue would be diverted to the new sovereign wealth fund, which it said would invest in local communities “hosting shale gas developments”.It estimated the fund would be able to deploy capital of up to £1bn (€1.4bn) over the next 25 years.
The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Manapla police station, facing charges./PN Recovered from them were gambling moneyamounting to P1,060 and four game fowls. They were nabbed on Dec. 31 when policeofficers chanced upon them engaging in an illegal cockfight. Police identified them as JoemilitoBinigay; Roberto Cabrillos; Christian Alegra; Jerry Barrientos; EdgarBonite; Armando Pinion; Agustin Matulac ; and Ernie Mahinay – allresidents of the village. BACOLOD City – Eight persons were caughtengaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Punta Mesa, Manapla, NegrosOccidental.
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LAKE CITY, Iowa (April 16) – Another congratulatory banner will hang in the Smith Brothers’ race shop, this one belonging to Donavon.Smith won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career Saturday at Boone Speedway. He’s the 20th driver in division history, and the fourth in his own family, to reach the 100 win mark with IMCA.“I’m glad we were able to get this done early in the season. The banner was really cool. I didn’t know a thing about it,” said Smith. “Winning 100 features isn’t the kind of goal you set when you start racing. It becomes a goal once you get close. You try to win races and track championships and it all comes together.”Saturday’s checkers were the second of 2016 for the Lake City, Iowa, driver. He’s posted double-digit wins six times since moving to the Stock Car division in 2007.Smith already had national and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championships, plus 81 feature wins to his credit in the Hobby Stocks, and has added 2009 and 2012 Super Nationals Stock Car titles to his resume as well.“Every win is special but there’s nothing like winning Super Nationals,” he said. “To have done it twice in a Stock Car is just amazing.”“Being one of 20 Stock Car drivers with 100 wins is sweet, too,” Smith added. “There are so many good drivers and I had to pass one of them (Kevin Opheim) at Boone to get it.”He hasn’t decided how many more seasons he wants to race a Stock Car but Smith already has a pretty good idea how he wants to end his career.“I keep saying this is my last car but then I get on a roll and decide I don’t want to quit,” he said. “What I’m planning to do is go back to a Hobby Stock and hopefully win 19 more times to make 100. Keith White and Curt Lund are the only drivers who have done that. They’d be good company.”Smith follows brothers David, Dustin and Devin into IMCA’s 100-win fraternity, David in the Stocks and Dustin and Devin both in the Hobbies. Two more brothers, Doug in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Daniel in the Hobby Stocks, complete Team Smith.Doug started the season with 81 career SportMod wins. read more
YOUNG boys and girls in New Amsterdam enjoyed fun football drills with free coaching at the first GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centre (ATC) grassroots session in Berbice last Saturday.At the All Saints Primary School, an enthusiastic group of boys and girls braved intermittent showers to practise dribbling around cones, catching and kicking the ball, and navigating a narrow slalom course at speed, before experimenting with their new array of skills in mini-matches.A key part of each ATC is a weekly grassroots session for boys and girls aged 5 to 11, involving fun, basic football drills under the guidance of trained coaches in a safe environment.“The sessions themselves are age-specific, so they are a lot of fun, but they are also building in the fundamentals of what is required when they get further forward,” said GFF Technical Director Ian Greenwood. “We have to make sure we are making that bond, so that the players want to come back every week.”The GFF-Scotiabank ATC employs nine full-time Technical Development Officers (TDO) and 14 part-time Youth Development Coaches (YDC) who are charged with the week-to-week organisation of a range of regional training sessions for boys and girls aged 5 to 17, including the grassroots activities.“We had kids from all across Berbice, kids from as far as Rosignol, as far as Corentyne, as far as Canje, and a lot of low-lying areas – a mixture of kids, different races, different creeds, different backgrounds,” said YDC Mark Bollers.The Guyana Football Federation, in partnership with Scotiabank, has created Guyana’s first nationwide network of youth football academies across the nine regional football associations to get more children interested in football, and to scout and more effectively develop talented boys and girls for the national youth squads. read more
WESTERN Tigers were presented officially with their winnings and trophy on Monday evening after winning the second Limacol Round-Robin Knockout Football competition.At a simple presentation ceremony held at the Brandsville Hotel, Campbellville, the Tigers, along with the second-placed finishers Police, Winners Connection, the third-place team and Santos, were given their accolades,Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca during brief remarks said, “Petra Organisation has seen the staging and conclusion of another effective event which is the hallmark of the organisation,” adding that this is their contribution to the sporting fraternity and the society as a whole.“We would like to express thanks to the Limacol brand, GT Beer brand, Star Party Rentals, Trophy Stall, GFF, Guyana Football Referees Council, the clubs, the players, fans, administrators of GFC, Leonora, Victoria and MSC ground,” he added.Banks DIH Communications Officer Troy Peters said, “We are extremely proud to be a part of the event. At the start we had anticipated that it would be a success and we saw it happen.”The Tigers picked up the title after needling the Guyana Police Force (GPF) 1-0 via a Colin Nelson strike at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda on March 4.Thanks to Nelson, the team was $500 000 and a trophy richer with the boys in blue taking the runners-up trophy and $300 000.Winners Connection copped the third place package of $200 000 and a trophy, after defeating Santos 5-3 on penalty kicks in the third-place playoff with the later collecting $100 000 and a trophy.On the individual side of the presentation, Philip Rowley of Western Tigers was adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) while teammate Troy Carrington copped the Best Goalkeeper award.Quincy Holder of GPF collected the Highest Goalscorer (4 goals) accolade. read more
These days, it seems like there’s only one kind of scandalous off-field sports story – the kind that generally involves drug abuse, sexual assault or sexting. In other words, the kind that you really get tired of hearing about almost as quickly as you get tired of listening to the odd cadence of Jim Rome’s voice.But there is an off-field drama unfolding that actually sparks interest – although you probably haven’t heard of it. If David Fincher or Ron Howard wanted to, this could probably make a great movie someday – a courtroom drama, sports movie hybrid.It’s occurring across the pond in England, and any sports fan in America could find it interesting, especially if you imagined this happening to one of your beloved teams.This summer, I decided to adopt a team from the English Premier League. Yes, it was a bad time to pick Liverpool, and I kind of knew that going in. I just didn’t think it would be this bad.Here’s the backdrop for the uninitiated: Liverpool probably has one of the richest histories in English soccer. They have a reputation of being a perennial world class soccer club (although they’ve never actually won an English title in 20 years) and are – or, perhaps, were – informally a member of “The Big Four,” a collection of four clubs that regularly round out the top four finishers in the league.They’re the kind of team that draws an emotional and devoted fan base that demands hardware every year. Quite simply, their fans don’t breathe oxygen, they breathe Liverpool.Recently though, the team started failing to meet expectations, and the high priced players turned in disappointing performances. Last year, the Reds finished seventh (out of 20 teams), what many fans deemed an embarrassment. This season, the team is currently residing in the relegation zone, 18th place, after seven games – although optimists still point out they’re just two wins away from being near the top. Not familiar with relegation? Imagine the Pittsburgh Pirates had to go back to AAA ball because they suck so bad. That’s how it goes.Still, it’s the club’s worst start to the season in over 50 years.(Before I take the unmistakable shape of a complete idiot for adopting this team, let me just defend my position by saying Liverpool has some great, likable players on the team and a fan base anyone would want to be a part of. With the disappointing finishes, the bandwagon was out of commission, so I didn’t feel bad pledging my allegiance to a team that might go through some troubles for a while but would eventually pick itself back up because everyone would demand it like children demand Justin Bieber tickets.)In 2007, two Americans purchased the team: Tom Hicks and George Gillett (Texas Ranger fans might find the former’s name familiar). The two took a large loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland to complete the transaction. They came promising a return to the summit of the EPL and a new stadium to replace the aging Anfield, which first opened in 1884.Three years later, Anfield still sits where it always has. With no new stadium plans in action, the team is nosediving, and the bank is still waiting to get that money back. And it is getting impatient.The loans of ?282 million are due back by this Friday, only Hicks and Gillett kindly deferred the onus of repayment to the club instead. If the money doesn’t go reimbursed, the storied club of Liverpool would explode into a financial crisis that would sink it faster and deeper than the Titanic.Thus the fans began an active campaign months ago for the owners to ride the rail out of town. Crowds of protesters picketed outside the stadium, and a common sight in the stands during matches are large banners of dissent.The two owners obliged and offered up their once proud but now feeble club for sale. The team is full of aging and injured players, while the team’s collective debt has ballooned to $605 million dollars. And the two owners expect to get a nice profit from it.If a hot dog vendor wants to make a profit, he better not try to sell half-eaten, shriveled-up wieners.If Hicks and Gillett fail to find a buyer and refinance their loans by the Oct. 15 deadline, the bank would take over the team, Liverpool’s financial resources will be more than spent and the team would face a nine-point deduction in the standings, which would seal the team’s fate of relegation. It would almost be a guarantee that they’d never find their way back to the EPL, or at least the glory days.To nobody’s surprise, Hicks and Gillett had a hard time finding a buyer before the deadline; their high priced noose literally tightened every day around the club’s neck.Here’s where it gets good. John Henry, the man who bought the Boston Red Sox and returned the Commissioner’s Trophy to the franchise for the first time in 86 years, offered to save the club. His offer would cover all outstanding debt created by Hicks and Gillett and would even give the team enough money to buy new players. The catch: there’d be no money left to reimburse Hicks and Gillett for other investments they made in the team, and no profit.A majority vote on Liverpool’s five-man board of directors – which Hicks and Gillett each own a seat – is required to approve the sale. So in sweet justice, the three none-owners of the club casted their votes of approval in an effort to save the team and oust the two American owners who collapsed it like Rome.Hicks and Gillett were set to lose ?144 million, so in the aftermath of the vote, the owners fired two of the board members and replaced them with Hicks’ son as well as a business partner of Hicks to swing the vote in their favor and buy them more time to find a profitable sale.Now, the boardroom firings and whether or not the sale is legitimate are being settled in a High Court, which began yesterday. If a decision is not made by Friday, the team’s ownership could still be transferred to the bank and see the nine-point deduction. If the deduction occurs, or if the club just continues to flirt with relegation, Henry is said to withdraw his interest, which would keep the team drowning in debt.All the chips are in. The future of this once proud sports club comes down to a courtroom decision and the performance of the players on the field.Like I said earlier, Liverpool is a team that plays an important role in the lives of its fans. The area of Liverpool that the club resides in, Merseyside, is known as one of the poorest regions in England, and the club has a history of keeping tickets affordable for the blue-collar fan.Imagine if something like this happened to the Red Sox, the New Orleans Saints or any other team that owns your loyalty. Imagine how Seattle felt when they lost their beloved SuperSonics, or Cleveland, when the Browns were inactive for four years.Whether you care about European soccer or not, it’s a shame that the business aspect of sports can threaten something so important in a community, that greed can trump a tradition.So, for sports fans everywhere, pull for Liverpool.Elliot is a junior declaring a major soon. Think it’s a shame Liverpool is in such a mess? Just want to talk soccer? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org read more
It was supposed to be a down year for USC football.After the program dominated the college football world for quite some time, the NCAA finally brought the Trojans down to earth.Former USC running back Reggie Bush was found to have received improper benefits.So, the NCAA decided to ram it down USC’s throat — much like Bush did to his opponents during his three-year career wearing the cardinal and gold.The NCAA gave us a pretty good beating, too, taking away a total of 30 scholarships over the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons and imposing a two-year bowl ban.Aside from the brutal punishment, a subpar 8-5 season by USC standards topped it all off.Not all was lost, however — we still managed to defeat crosstown rival UCLA and that definitely counts for something far larger than just one victory.Now you can tally up a couple more victories — or even more — in the recruiting process.And with National Signing Day over, it seems as if nothing has really changed around this town. USC still owns UCLA in football, on and off the field.On the field, that’s old news.But off the field, it could have been a different story, at least according to UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel.In an ad created by the UCLA marketing department in August 2008, Neuheisel is pictured pointing with the caption, “The football monopoly in Los Angeles is finally over.”Mind you, the word “over” was boldly printed to make a statement.But that’s not the idea I’m getting at.Along with the eight spring enrollees, USC coach Lane Kiffin and his staff have taken full advantage of using every scholarship to land top-notch talent, pulling in a total of 30 commits.At the start of the day, USC was the fifth-best nationally ranked recruiting class and now it stands as the fourth-best in the nation, according to Rivals.com.Though USC did lose four-star offensive lineman Troy Niklas to Notre Dame and three-star linebacker Kent Turene to Georgia, it still managed to pry big names prospects away from attending their hometown schools.Four-star offensive guard, and the nation’s No. 64 overall according to Rivals.com, prospect Aundrey Walker spurned his native Ohio State University to come to the Trojans and four-star defensive tackle Christian Heyward, the nation’s No. 94 overall prospect, turned down an opportunity to play for San Diego State.On the other hand, Trojans lost out on the nation’s No. 5 overall prospect in De’Anthony Thomas after he decided to rescind his verbal commitment and head to Oregon.Had Anthony kept his commitment, USC would have finished the day with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.But that’s fine with me — there’s only room for one “Black Mamba” in Los Angeles anyway.USC also managed to get another Rivals100 prospect in linebacker Lamar Dawson, who was expected to go to either Kentucky or Tennessee.Some notable prospects from out of state include linebacker Anthony Sarao (No. 8 overall at his position) and offensive lineman Cyrus Hobbi (No. 4 overall at his position).Not only that, but USC coach Lane Kiffin capitalized on homegrown talent, nabbing Mater Dei High standout wide receiver Victor Blackwell and Kings Academy four-star running back Amir Carlisle, who had originally been leaning toward Stanford.Kiffin also went back to Gardena Serra High, home to current Trojans wide receiver Robert Woods, to nab four-star recruit Marqise Lee and another Serra standout in wide receiver George Farmer, who is one of the nation’s most coveted players.Other notable prospects from California include four-star defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. and four-star linebacker Tre Madden.To cap off Kiffin’s second National Signing Day for Kiffin, Junior Pomee and Ryan Henderson of Rancho Verde High both signed with the Trojans.Four-star prospect Pomee was reported to be the best overall prospects at the Florida Friday Night Lights Camp last summer, while Henderson posted prolific numbers at combine workouts.While the Trojans have been making headlines, the Bruins are barely on the radar at all.The Bruins have only managed to bring in 16 commits, and only one of them ranks in the Rivals100.Conversely, the Trojans have 10 official commits in the Rivals100.If you ask me, that seems like a down year for the Bruins.But then again, that’s not a surprise if you’ve been following UCLA for some time now.Sanctions or no sanctions, nobody has been able to stop USC.The NCAA’s punishment might have been a small roadblock in the path to success, but it certainly hasn’t affected the recruiting process.And with the sanctions not set to kick in until after a decision is made on the appeals, USC will continue to do what it has always been doing in Los Angeles with the football program.Like Matt Barkley infamously said after a win against UCLA: “We run this town tonight.”Indeed, it is true — Los Angeles is still a Trojan town.“In The Zone” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Trevor at email@example.com read more
Steven Gerrard paid tribute to “world class” Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Sweden striker destroyed England in Stockholm.Gerrard was well and truly upstaged on his 100th international appearance, Ibrahimovic netting all four home goals in a 4-2 win which was Roy Hodgson’s first in 90 minutes as England boss.The Swede’s final goal was a stunning 25-yard scissors-kick, fired into an empty net from Joe Hart’s poor clearance and called “a master work” by Hodgson. Gerrard said: “He just scored one of the best goals I’ve seen live.“I still stick by Zinedine Zidane, he was the best player in the world and the best player of his generation, but Ibrahimovic’s performance was world class.“I congratulated him after that. He said some nice things about me before the game which was really nice. If I could return the compliment I would say that was one of the best individual performances I have seen. He is not everyone’s cup of tea but he is certainly mine.”Gerrard saw plenty of positives on a night when six players made their debuts, and England were in charge at 2-1 before Hodgson made a spate of planned second-half substitutions. The captain said: “When you make more than three substitutions it does spoil the game. The manager is under pressure from other managers and he is respecting those mangers.“We were comfortable until we made changes. There were a lot of positives from our point of view, a lot of young players playing their first games and we can take a lot from this.“All eyes were on me and there was extra pressure and excitement. Now I am glad it is out of the way and I focus on getting us to the next World Cup. That is the big challenge.” read more
Eva Carneiro is leaving Chelsea, writes Tom Adams, in what is the most disgraceful episode of Jose Mourinho’s conflict-filled career.*When he surveys the glory of his career in comfortable retirement, smiling fondly as he recalls the countless trophies he won and the records he set, will Jose Mourinho spare a thought for Eva Carneiro?Will he recall with a pang of regret the time he lashed out and crushed his team doctor, one of the very few women to attain a position of real prominence in her field in the overwhelmingly male world of football? Or will his treatment of her be a footnote in his story to be glossed over?The human detritus strewn across the path of Mourinho’s career is piling up. Rafa Benitez, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger are among those who have been antagonised and brutalised by a coach who so revels in conflict.But they were opponents asking to be smashed. Waging campaigns on those who would thwart his ambition is justifiable in Mourinho’s Total War. On Tuesday a rather different picture was painted as it emerged that Carneiro is to leave Chelsea as the repercussions of her actions on the opening weekend against Swansea are played out to their bitter conclusion. Actions which, it is widely accepted, were entirely in line with her responsibilities to the team and to the players whose health it was her job to protect.Carneiro is said to be taking legal action for constructive dismissal and it would be unwise to assume knowledge of the process or the specifics of what has occurred away from plain sight. But the bare facts of the case are enough to condemn Mourinho’s awful behaviour in a controversy which even in his career ranks as the most damaging to his reputation.His verbal attack on Carneiro was sustained.He appeared to hurl abuse at her and physio Jon Fearn as they made their way onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard – video evidence suggesting he called one of both of them “son of a b***h” – and then traduced the pair of them in a post-match interview despite Carneiro clearly following General Medical Council guidelines to prioritise patient care. She did her job perfectly well and Mourinho threw her under the bus for it. If this had been an unhinged reaction, a heat-of-the-moment eruption, then Mourinho could have said sorry and moved on rather sheepishly.But there has been no apology, at least in public, so the only conclusion can be that it was rather more calculated than that. Of all the controversies to envelop Mourinho, this is the most serious.It shows him in his worst light. Poking Tito Vilanova in the eye during a clasico is Mourinho’s most infamous Machiavellian moment; a gratuitous and invasive act of violence. But aside from a sore eyeball for Guardiola’s number two, the damage done was minimal.The same could not be said for Anders Frisk. The Swedish referee retired from football after he was targeted with death threats having been accused by Mourinho of chatting with Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard at half-time of a Champions League match in 2005.Mourinho was branded “the enemy of football” by a UEFA official as a 16-year refereeing career was destroyed, Frisk’s professional life left in tatters.It might be too much to resurrect the tag now, but “enemy of the medical profession” would perhaps fit after Mourinho’s outburst contributed to Carneiro losing her dream job. Her career has been thrown into jeopardy and she has had to stomach seeing a past relationship plastered on the front page of The Sun in the form of an execrable kiss and tell.What precisely did she do to deserve this, other than carry out her duties in the manner expected of a doctor?Mourinho’s behaviour is loaded with significance here. Bringing down Carneiro – with the club reportedly banning her from attending training sessions or matches, as well as entering the team hotel – has a wider significance which makes this the biggest misstep of his career. As a statement from Women in Football put it: “We believe it is appalling that her professionalism and understanding of football were subsequently called into question by manager Jose Mourinho and it threatened to undermine her professional reputation. She is extremely highly regarded within the medical profession and the football industry”.”We also believe that Dr Carneiro’s treatment and ultimate departure from Chelsea FC sends out a worrying and alienating message to the already small numbers of female medical staff working in the national game. WiF hope that by working with football authorities and clubs we can bring about a greater understanding of the barriers that women in the industry routinely face.”A Football Association investigation is under way and any legal action taken by Carneiro following her removal from frontline duties and subsequent departure from the club will ensure the chain of events is carefully reconstructed and analysed.It will be hard to defend Mourinho’s contribution based on what has played out publicly. At this point it is necessary to note that Carneiro’s decision to thank well-wishers for their support in a Facebook post was ill-judged and ill-timed. Big football clubs have something in common with political parties in their wish to tightly control ‘the message’ and this veered wildly off the desired script.Perhaps it was seen as a betrayal.But it was Mourinho’s caustic criticism of Carneiro’s professionalism which pushed her into a corner. The question of whether his reference to secretaries on the bench is a red flag regarding sexism has been a matter of debate.What is unarguable is that Carneiro’s departure robs football of a rarity, or, in the parlance of the sport, a collector’s item: a woman who had been given an opportunity to excel in a league which is run by a man, in Richard Scudamore, who kept his job despite the release of a raft of emails detailing his discussions about “female irrationality” and “big titted broads”. As a spin doctor might put it, the optics aren’t good on this one – for Mourinho, Chelsea or the Premier League.There is something important at stake here. What does it say about English football if one of the sport’s few high-profile women can be treated in this dismal fashion and so easily disposed of for simply doing her job?FA board member Heather Rabbatts made her views clear in an impassioned statement on Tuesday night: “I believe that all those who have an interest in these issues and who have a duty to safeguard relevant policies and procedures raise their voice in support of Eva and question how she has been treated. I hope that Eva’s own situation can be resolved quickly and positively, that she will be able to continue to work in a senior position within the game and that steps are taken to ensure that professional integrity is protected and women are properly encouraged to be a part of our national game, including at elite level.”It is tempting to ask Mourinho if, in pursuing his own power agenda, he is proud to have got rid of one of the very few women in elite football. Does he care? Will his own conscience prick him when tales of cups and victories get weary in his old age? Wenger, Benitez and Guardiola have all been roundly mocked by the Chelsea manager for years. But how many women have they treated in such a manner? How many careers have their careless words derailed?–Tom Adams specializes in European football. Follow on Twitter: @TomAdams. read more