Neil Aspin resigns as Port Vale boss with club in League Two relegation fight

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “I would also like to thank my assistant manager, Lee Nogan, for his support along with my other staff who will remain at the club to provide stability.“I would like to finish by thanking the Port Vale supporters for giving me such a warm welcome and thank them for their support in what has been a difficult period.“The one thing I haven’t had since I’ve been at the club is a bit of luck which is what every manager needs.  Hopefully a change of manager will bring this.” ADVICE Neil Aspin was appointed Port Vale boss in October 2017 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Chairman Norman Smurthwaite and Neil Aspin have issued the following statements. #PVFChttps://t.co/lH6hJWRspL— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) January 30, 2019“I inherited a very difficult job with the club staring relegation in the face. I am very proud of the job we did in keeping the club in League Two and we leave the club in a better place on and off the pitch.“I fully accept results from December have been poor and expected to be higher up the table and know the players are capable of doing that.“I have also had to contend with an ongoing personal legal dispute since I have been at the club which has placed me under additional pressure.“I would like to thank the chairman for giving me the opportunity to manage the club and his full support during my time at Port Vale. Neil Aspin has resigned as Port Vale boss.The League Two club have won just once in 10 league games and are six points above the relegation zone. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY REPLY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Aspin’s assistant manager Lee Nogan has also left, which brings an end to their 15-month spell at Port Vale.In a statement, Aspin said: “To put an end to the constant speculation regarding my future I have decided that in the best interests of Port Vale FC that I must resign with immediate effect.“Anyone who knows me and who knows my association with the club as a player and now manager will know it is a very difficult decision and one I haven’t taken lightly. 1 no dice REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

SA, Australia call for IMF transparency

first_img23 May 2011 “In order to maintain trust, credibility and legitimacy in the eyes of its stakeholders, there must be an open and transparent selection process which results in the most competent person being appointed as managing director, regardless of their nationality,” the statement read. Sapa “For too long, the IMF’s legitimacy has been undermined by a convention to appoint its senior management on the basis of their nationality.” The appointment of the new International Monetary Fund managing director should be done through an open, transparent and merit-based process, the South African and Australian governments said on Sunday. Following the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF members were asked to act decisively and select a new managing director. In selecting a new managing director it was important to adhere to these criteria agreed upon by G20 leaders in Pittsburgh this year, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan said in a joint statement. Gordhan and Swan said the global financial crisis demonstrated that the world needed a strong IMF and a strong managing director. “The task is urgent given the current challenges facing the global economy, including in particular the needs of low income and developing countries who rely on the IMF for support.”last_img read more

How On-the-Job Training can Solve Your Pipeline Problems

first_imgOn-the-job training was popular a generation ago but has been steadily declining in the U.S. for decades. Companies expect candidates who are armed with a degree or certification and relevant work experience, which is discounting a large pool of the American workforce.This model worked for companies when there were more qualified people than jobs available, but today’s labor market paints a different picture. Now we are seeing a lot more demand for specialized talent than there are qualified candidates.  And though we have seen strong hiring, wage growth has been stagnate, leaving many workers frustrated with the lack of progress in their careers. In fact, only 15% of the job force are currently in fields that are experiencing wage growth and competitive salaries, which are the “opportunity” jobs, according to a new report released by Indeed’s research team Hiring Lab.The upside is that 35% of all job postings on Indeed are these opportunity jobs, which are in the fields of healthcare, management, technology, business and finance and engineering. There are a lot of talented workers out there, employed or not, that have transferable skills that would be interested in moving into a role with steady wage growth and competitive salaries.That’s why I think it’s important for companies to consider investing in employee development to fill roles within their organization. Investing in training helps workers get into a high-growth career and enables companies to build its own pipeline of talent.Employee development can look very different depending on your company or industry. For example, at Indeed we bring in about 80 university graduates from around the world to our Austin technology office for a summer program called Indeed Universtiy. We train these new hires on Indeed’s data-driven development process and give them the freedom to develop new product ideas. This is helping us to fill our most in-demand jobs – software engineers – while training them to contribute right away and offer innovative ideas for our company to test.  Finding a software engineer who already has 3-5 years of experience is extremely competitive, so as a company we made the decision to invest in new college grads to help fill this need.Offering development to your employees is an investment, but for those companies who are struggling to fill roles in these highly competitive and specialized fields, it can help close the gap of of the mismatch we are seeing in the labor market.last_img read more

Today’s Top LP Jobs

first_imgORC Investigator, Kohl’s, (WI) The job responsibilities for this position include monitors customer and associate activity looking for the potential theft of company assets, using remote CCTV systems. Assists in monitoring compliance with company policies and procedures on theft deterrence, safety, and operational controls. Directs surveillance activities by partnership with EBR/ORC investigators. communicates potential theft and shortage control issues to corporate and field loss prevention; as well as, store management… Learn moreRegional LP Agent, Redner’s Market, (PA) This is a career opportunity with management level earnings potential whose job duties include apprehension of dishonest employees; apprehension of shoplifters; preparing accurate and detailed case reports; documenting apprehensions and recoveries; interacting with law enforcement; testifying in criminal court… Learn moreAP Agent, Rite Aid, (MI) The Asset Protection Agent job duties include observe, investigate and detain for authorities individuals that commit criminal acts in assigned store location(s). assist in executing various company programs including but not limited to: product protection, replenishment & backroom disciplines, back door seal, quantity control, G.E.T., bagcheck program, guardianship, vendor control and new initiatives as they relate to company initiatives…  Learn more- Sponsor – National Mgr, APP Learning and Development, Sears, (IL) Collaborate cross-functionally (Sears/Kmart/Home Services/Logistics) and build strong relationships globally to identify gaps and deliver training. Works with field and corporate leadership on development, operations and asset and profit protection competencies in order to drive retention, stability and profit enhancement across SHC…. Learn more Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Husky offshore oil vessel SeaRose suspended after close call with iceberg

first_imgOil-related operations on the SeaRose FPSO vessel off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast have been ordered suspended by a federal-provincial regulator in response to a close call with an iceberg it had last March.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Wednesday the vessel operated by Husky Oil Operations Ltd., a division of Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) of Calgary, will remain suspended from operating until it is sure that “corrective and appropriate actions” have taken place to address its ice management procedures and other organizational issues.“While this is to be initiated immediately, it will require a few days to complete,” noted petroleum board spokeswoman Lesley Rideout.C-NLOPB said the floating production, storage and off-loading vessel was operating with 84 people and upwards of 340,000 barrels of crude onboard in the White Rose field, 350 kilometres east of St. John’s, when an iceberg entered its 0.25-nautical-mile ice exclusion area.“The SeaRose FPSO should have disconnected and sailed away from the threatening iceberg,” it said in a statement. “That action was not taken and personnel were at one point instructed to muster and ‘brace for impact.’”No impact occurred, it said.“We have approved off-loading of the current inventory as this is safer than keeping it onboard,” Rideout added.In a statement, Husky said it will comply with the order.“We could have and should have responded differently according to the pre-existing plan, and we will learn from this incident. We will work with the C-NLOPB and take the actions necessary to satisfy the regulator,” said CEO Rob Peabody.The company said a number of measures have already been put in place to further improve ice management operations. It said the SeaRose FPSO is currently producing about 27,000 barrels of oil per day net to Husky, which owns about 70 per cent of the production.The SeaRose is expected to play a key role in the new $5.2-billion West White Rose offshore project sanctioned by Husky and its partners, Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) and provincial Crown corporation Nalcor Energy, last spring.First oil is expected in 2022 and the project is expected to reach peak output of about 75,000 barrels per day in 2025, using a fixed platform tied back to the SeaRose.The SeaRose FPSO began operations in 2005 with first commercial production from the White Rose field.The regulator said the vessel’s operations are to be suspended in a safe, controlled and environmentally prudent manner while maintaining the integrity of the installation, adding its decision is based on preliminary results from an inquiry held last year.The board said it is taking no action against drilling operations involving the mobile offshore drilling unit Henry Goodrich, also operated by Husky, as it has demonstrated acceptable adherence to ice management in the past.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

PM calls premiers to autumn meeting to reduce internal Canadian trade barriers

first_imgOTTAWA – With Canadian companies facing a hardening of the border with the United States, Justin Trudeau wants to talk with his provincial and territorial counterparts later this year about breaking down trade barriers from within.The prime minister announced Thursday he will host a first ministers meeting in the fall aimed at making the country’s economy more interconnected.The gathering will likely also be the first opportunity for long-time Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc to sit down face-to-face with all of the premiers as the federal minister responsible for intergovernmental affairs, a portfolio he took on when Trudeau shuffled his cabinet Wednesday.It makes little sense that companies based outside Canada are met with fewer restrictions to Canadian markets than Canadian companies from within their own country, Trudeau said in a statement.“Foreign companies shouldn’t have easier access to Canadian markets than Canadian companies from another province.”Trudeau has pledged to hold meetings with the premiers annually.The announcement of the theme of their latest get-together came after premiers were briefed on international trade issues by Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, at their gathering Thursday in New Brunswick.Canadian steel and aluminum producers were slapped last month with punitive duties on exports to the United States and car makers face the prospect of further tariffs on automobiles and auto parts crossing the border.Ontario’s auto industry would be particularly hard hit by such tariffs, and while the newly installed Progressive Conservative government under Premier Rob Ford has fundamentally disagreed with the federal Liberals in some key areas, such as on carbon pricing, it stands “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Ottawa when it comes to reducing trade barriers, the province’s economic development minister said Thursday in Washington.A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office did not provide details on the exact timing and location of the first ministers meeting.The federal government said internal trade is worth about $370 billion, or just under one-fifth of the country’s overall economic output.It predicts that removing interprovincial trade barriers could create an economic benefit roughly comparable to the projected benefit of the Canada-European Union free trade agreement known as CETA.last_img read more

UPDATED Missing man located in Fort St John

first_imgUPDATE: According to Constable Chad Neustaeter with the Fort St. John RCMP, 29-year-old Brian Wied has been located safe and unharmed.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who hasn’t been heard from in a year and might be in the Peace Region.According to RCMP Constable Chad Neustaeter, 29-year-old Brian Wied was declared missing earlier today. Cst. Neustater said that Wied’s mother has not spoken with him for a year and tried to message Brian over Facebook three days ago but has not received any response and believes him to be missing.Wied is thought to be in the Fort St John/Dawson Creek/Tumbler Ridge area of B.C.Wied is described as Caucasian, standing 6’3”/190 centimetres tall, weighing 200 lbs./91 kg, with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of his surname in large letters on his forearm, and a tattoo of a Christian Cross on his shoulder and upper arm.Wied is not known to be in possession of a vehicle but does have a German Shepherd dog named Marley that is said to go everywhere with him.If you have any information about Brian Wied or his location, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca. You do not have to give your name, address, or telephone number.last_img read more

GOT prequel adds five more series regulars

first_imgLos Angeles: The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel pilot is beefing up its cast. Marquis Rodriquez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx have all been cast in series regular roles, reports variety.com. As with all things ‘Game of Thrones,’ the exact nature of the characters each will be playing is being kept under tight wraps. Rodriguez will next be seen starring in the Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ from director Ava DuVernay, which is based on the true story of the Central Park Five. He also had a role in the Marvel-Netflix shows ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaSimm’s previous television credits include ‘Collateral’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Catch’, ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘The Canterbury Tales’. McCabe has appeared in shows such as ‘Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams’, ‘Harlots’, ‘Collateral’, and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Heffernan’s TV credits include ‘Dracula,’ ‘Brexit,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘The Crown,’ and ‘Luther’. Egerickx recently wrapped on ‘The Secret Garden’ and previously appeared in the films Summerland and The Little Stranger. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaThe five join previously announced cast members Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Toby Regbo and Miranda Richardson. Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the new show chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend-it’s not the story we think we know. Jane Goldman co-created the project with George R R Martin, whose ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ novel series serves as the basis for ‘Game of Thrones’. The news comes as ‘Game of Thrones’ prepares to launch its final season.last_img read more

The Jaguars Defense Isnt Playing Well Enough To Win With Bortles Anymore

Bengals2013313rd (tied)52610th (tied)3 2018 Blake Bortles compared with his career average prior to this season Cardinals2015332nd6284th (tied)3 Jaguars2017332nd7529th (tied)1 Cardinals2010308th101926th0 QBR48.245.5 Yards per pass play6.415.98 Chiefs2013362nd71430th (tied)1 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com yearFOllowing year There’s no denying that Bortles and the offense are a problem. But this was perfectly predictable. This year, Bortles is playing exactly like you would have expected. His QBR and passer rating are similar to his career rates, and his yards per dropbacks metric is actually significantly better.Bortles has led his team to only 34 points in four losses, though all of those came without bell-cow running back and 2017 fourth-overall pick Leonard Fournette in action. While the Jaguars have averaged 4.3 yards per rush this year, the same rate as in 2017, it could reasonably be argued that defenses no longer need to focus as much on stopping the run, making the sledding more difficult for Bortles and the passing game.But more importantly, last season the Jaguars could count on getting some offense from their defense. They had a league-high seven return touchdowns on picks and fumbles in 2017. But this year, they have had only one — and none in the games they lost. And their defense is not even setting up their offense with good field position via the turnover, as they had just two takeaways in the four defeats after finishing second in the league last year by averaging more than two per game. Texans2014342nd52512th (tied)3 Packers2011381st (tied)52318th (tied)2 Patriots2010382nd5343rd3 DefenseYearTake-awaysLeague RankDef. TDsTake-awaysLeague RankDef. TDs Bills2011309th62123th (tied)1 2018Career Lions2011343rd (tied)71727th0 Cardinals2013306th (tied)52514th (tied)4 Make no mistake, the Jaguars defense overall is still very good — second in yards allowed and second in yards allowed per pass play. It’s just not supplementing an offense that needs supplementing. So now the Jaguars attack isn’t Bortles-plus — it’s just Bortles. And completely unsurprisingly, “just Bortles” is not a recipe for NFL success.NFL teams this decade that had at least 30 turnovers and at least five defensive touchdowns generally badly regressed — from an average league rank of 3.5 in turnovers to 13.5. But the Jaguars thus far have gone from second to a tie for 29th. So now a team that appeared poised to return to the postseason after reaching the AFC Championship is on life support.Head coach Doug Marrone seemed to concede after Sunday’s game that Bortles wasn’t really to blame for the team’s woes, but he had to do something.“I just literally did it to try to get a damn spark from this football team, to put everyone on notice that they have to focus, and they have to go out there and play better,” he told reporters. “That’s not fair to the quarterback, but that’s the way this business is. … The one thing you do with that position, doesn’t matter the name, doesn’t matter who it is: When you make a move to get a spark, everyone goes on notice. Everyone.”But the spark Marrone was trying to get isn’t really the spark that the Jaguars need. It’s some turnovers.There’s a chicken and egg issue here though. Turnovers are easier to come by when you have the lead. In 2017, the Jaguars forced 41 sacks and 13 picks in 372 pass plays while they were leading — when the opposing offense was more reckless and pass-happy.Those 372 plays were 63 percent of all opponent dropbacks last year and led to 62 percent of the Jags’ picks and 75 percent of their sacks. This year, opponents are throwing only 44 percent of their passes while trailing — and those plays accounted for just 47 percent of their sacks and 33 percent of their picks.So the way for the Jaguars to function better as a team is for someone on either side of the ball to make a play early and give Jacksonville a lead. They’ll get a chance Sunday in London against another team that’s learning that success in the NFL is far from stable, the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, who are also just 3-4. But if the Jags can’t turn it around, the temperature in their locker room might never go down.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 49ers2013306th (tied)5294th (tied)3 Bears2012441st92813th (tied)6 Bears2011315th (tied)5441st9 Patriots2012412nd52910th (tied)3 Sources: Pro-Football-Reference.com, ESPN Stats & Information Chiefs2016331st5267th (tied)3 The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Super Bowl dreams are turning into a nightmare. And the obvious culprit is quarterback Blake Bortles, who was benched early in the second half of Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans — the team’s third-straight defeat.A civil war appeared to erupt after the game in the locker room, which beat writer Daniel Popper of The Athletic described as having “surpassed 212 degrees Fahrenheit.”“The Jaguars are sinking helplessly into the burning cauldron with no lifeline in sight,” Popper wrote on Twitter.The defensive players were yelling the loudest, so the narrative is that the finger-pointing is at Bortles and the club’s offense. But those fingers may be pointing the wrong way: The real reason for the team’s struggles is that its super-human defense is not merely regressing as expected in forcing turnovers and converting them into touchdowns — it’s collapsing. Passer rating80.380.8 Jacksonville’s defense regressed even more than expectedNFL teams from 2010 to 2016 that had at least 30 takeaways and five defensive touchdowns with how they fared the following year, along with the 2017-2018 Jacksonville Jaguars read more

Blue Jackets to kick off next season overseas

When the Columbus Blue Jackets conclude the 2009-10 season, they’ll likely want to get as far away from the disappointing campaign as possible.The NHL made that task easier for the Jackets, who will kick off their 2010-11 season in Stockholm, Sweden, the team announced Tuesday in a press release.Columbus will play a pair of games against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 8 and 9.San Jose (39-11-9), first in the Western Conference with 87 points, has knocked off the Jackets in the first two of the teams’ four meetings this season.Columbus, with 57 points, the second-lowest total in the conference, currently sits at the bottom of the Central Division. However, the team has won both of its games since firing coach Ken Hitchcock last Wednesday.The Jackets and Sharks square off again tonight at Nationwide Arena at 7. read more