Greaves hospitalized, legend of Tottenham and English football

first_imgGreaves is Tottenham history and English football legend. The Londoner, world champion with England in 1966, is the top scorer in Spurs history with 266 goals in 379 matches and the fourth of the English team with 44 goals in 57 games.English began his career in Chelsea. With the ‘blues’ he was a scorer of the Premier in two seasons before make the leap to Milan. His stay in Italy would last a year in which he won an Italian Cup before returning to Tottenham where is a legend managing to be the Premier League top scorer in four seasons and winning two FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. After playing in the Tottenham went through the West ham. He retired in 1979 in the Barnet. We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family. pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m– Tottenham Hotspur (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020 He Tottenham has reported that Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to the hospital: “We can confirm that our top scorer Jimmy Greaves is being treated at the hospital. We are in contact with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family”.last_img read more

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Beal scores 30 as Wizards edge Heat in overtime

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “There’s something so special and different when Dwyane Wade puts on that Miami Heat jersey. It transcends sport. And the impact reverberates all throughout South Florida. There’s only a few players who have that type of impact.” – Spoelstra. Wade is back in Miami after spending his first 13 NBA seasons with the Heat.UP NEXTHeat: Face Philadelphia at home on Thursday.Wizards: Visit New Orleans on Friday. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) attempts to block a shot by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — It’s safe to say Bradley Beal has Dwyane Wade’s attention.Beal scored 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting in his 17th straight game without backcourt mate John Wall, helping the Washington Wizards to a 117-113 overtime victory over Wade’s Miami Heat on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wade almost provided his own heroics, missing a game-tying jumper in the lane with 4.1 seconds remaining after converting a three-point play to force overtime.The loss dropped Miami into eighth, a half-game behind seventh-place Milwaukee.Now 36, Wade continues to look reinvigorated since returning to Miami in a trade from Cleveland last month. The 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion has scored 20 or more points in three of the Heat’s last five games, and Tuesday was their go-to guard down the stretch.“Everything goes out the window at the end of games,” Wade said. “It’s like a mechanism where you just lock in.”Tomas Satoransky added 19 points and Markieff Morris had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Washington. Morris’ baseline 3-pointer off Beal’s feed made it 113-109 with 1:06 left in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT “This Bradley Beal right here is the Bradley Beal that, from afar, that you always thought he was going to be,” said Wade, who scored 22 points. “And this time without John Wall has really helped him grow, from a leader standpoint but also as a player. He’s seeing the game differently having the ball so much.”With Wall still sidelined following knee surgery, Beal went 6 of 7 from beyond the arc as Washington finished 14 for 24 there in its best 3-point shooting performance of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat helped end a three-game losing streak, in which the Beal had shot just 19 of 61 (31.1 percent) from the floor. By snapping the skid, the Wizards remained fifth in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Indiana and one ahead of Philadelphia.“We needed the win,” Beal said. “It was just plain and simple. We were going to do whatever it took to get the win.” Wade brought Miami within one with 12.9 seconds remaining after he lured Kelly Oubre into a foul on a 3-point attempt, then sank three free throws to make it 114-113.After Satoransky hit one of two foul shots, Wade got free in the lane but missed a floater following a pump fake. Kelly Olynyk’s follow also missed. Oubre hit a pair of free throws to seal it.“I was a little nervous with the D-Wade floater because it was a good move,” Beal said. “That was definitely a great look for him.”Miami led only once, but stayed close throughout the second half. Wade tied it for the third time with 22 seconds left in regulation, driving by Morris, absorbing Beal’s foul, hitting a leaning layup and then converting a three-point play to make it 105-all.TIP-INSHeat: G Wayne Ellington (thigh bruise) was out for a fourth consecutive game but worked out pregame. “We’re going to push him in this workout a little bit more and see how he responds tomorrow,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. … Wade scored in double digits in the second game of a back-to-back set for the first time since his Miami return.Wizards: F Otto Porter left the game with 8:29 remaining in regulation with a bruised hip after colliding with Wade trying to reach a loose ball. … Morris’ double-double was his first since Feb. 5.TYLER TOOMiami’s Tyler Johnson scored 21 points and played more than 38 minutes in his second game back from a thigh bruise.“It was great to see him out there being aggressive and playing with confidence,” Spoelstra said. “He certainly played at least 20 more minutes than I anticipated playing him.”WALL’S PROGRESSWizards coach Scott Brooks said Wall worked out on Monday afternoon.“He actually moved around more than light shooting,” Brooks said. “Moved around pretty good. Not a lot of reps, but got a good sweat, a good workout. That’s another step in the progress of his return.”QUOTABLE GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nowitzki, Mavs hand Nuggets damaging loss in tight West race UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Region 10 eyeing several investment opportunities

first_imgRegion 10 ChairmanRenis MorianThe Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has its eyes set on a number of investment opportunities which once on stream, may yield economic results and provide employment.According to Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph, several influential Guyanese are interested in partnering with the region in order to bring several projects on stream. One such investment includes a television assembling facility to be set up in Linden. A particular company, which has its eyes set on this project, has already explored numerous possible location sites, Morian stated recently.“Once the facility is in Region 10, it means the company will qualify to benefit under a particular trade agreement which would allow them to sell the stuff to Brazil with a limited amount of duty… so if they can assemble here and fulfil that trade agreement, it will be beneficial to the company. We took them to a number of facilities, a number of open spaces for them to make their choices,” he stated.Another includes the construction of a modern hotel complex in Linden. Morian said there is an interest in utilising the site of the former Magistrate’s Court at Christianburg in the community. Once the project becomes a reality, he said water sports have been outlined as a possible attraction given the close proximity of the site to the Demerara River.Another agency, Morian noted, has also been seeking to establish a branch of Burger King in the region since a few years ago, due to issues with the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) it did not come to fruition. It has been established by regional officials that NICIL owns most of the lands in the region.“I saw the documents, I saw the letters. They would have applied since 2013 but NICIL was the hindrance. But I’m saying now that NICIL is owned by the people of Guyana… it should not be a hindrance,” the Regional Chairman contended.According to Morian, an agreement had already been made for a lease, however he alleged that it was objected to by NICIL. The RDC is also exploring the possibility a 20 million-dollar agro sector investment; to plant, process and market products. A no objection in relation to the project was already sought from the Ministry of the Presidency and is presently with the Finance Ministry, the Regional Chairman indicated. Additionally, he stated that an investor is also seeking lands to conduct a trucking and mechanical facility in Linden.Meanwhile, Adolph indicated that an overseas-based Guyanese has expressed interest in investing in a tourism venture, which will see yachting services being offered at the Kwakwani waterfront. Once all goes well, he said it would provide employment for 30 people from within the region.last_img read more

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Local-based Entity Launches New Project

first_imgMother Johnson – Advertisement – Straight From My Heart (STOMART), a faith-based organization on Saturday, August 17, 2019 launched a ‘new’ project to mentor and provide care for youth, disadvantaged people with special needs (physically challenged) to help them discover their destiny.The project, which was launched in partnership with the Restoration Baptist Women’s Ministries, will provide counseling and training for women, young people, as well as mentorship, particularly for the physically challenged. It was held under the theme, “Limitations are not Your Destiny, Same Woman, Different Destiny.”STOMART executive director, A. Clementina W-Johnson, said the organization would help cultivate and inspire individuals with the ability to recover, grow and achieve excellence in their lives at all levels.Mother Johnson said STOMART is also intended to promote school retention among women, young people and others with special needs in some of the formal and informal and formal institutions with the aim to inspire the youth.“Today, we are blessed and honored for your presence at this special occasion,” she added.Mother Johnson said her desire is to serve humanity with the hope that in “our service we will be able to win someone over to the kingdom for the glory of God; and STOMART is expected to provide scholarships for women, young people, particularly people with limitations as per their need.”She continued, “At STOMART, we are excited to share the love of Jesus Christ through God’s word the Bible, and personal testimonies as a life-guiding principle to women and our young generation to ensure they fulfill their purpose and unique destiny.”Mother Johnson said that STOMART will ensure that the beneficiaries be ambassadors for change in their families, community and nation-wide instilling in them the power of using kind words, and listening/critical thinking.She said her vision was to share with the president of the Women’s Ministry at Restoration Baptist Ministries, Deacon Sando Wessehtues, “how I would begin speaking at the regular women’s tarry every last Friday in the month.”Mother Johnson said that Deacon Wessehtues embraced the idea, and subsequently afforded the opportunity to establish the STOMART.The STOMART CEO added, “The body of a woman should never be used for fleshly lust, because of Christ’s resurrection to glory; we are to be clean as vessels fitted for God’s purpose, and we should only glorify Him with our bodies.”In that meeting, she said, each woman was encouraged to use her body to glorify God and not dishonor Him (God); and because of that, it was important to make a decision; and on September 13, 2018 the first devotional post of “Straight from the Heart” was posted in the RBM family chat room from Romans 8:28 — “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”She said the name was changed from “Straight from the Heart” to “Straight from my Heart” due to another organization (Arthur and Zwannah First Autism Classroom), which was launched in 2018 with the same-named “Straight from the Heart.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring against Lille © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Dec 9 – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Javier Pastore powering in a second just after half-time. Anwar El Ghazi gave Lille, who suspended manager Marcelo Bielsa last month and replaced him with a team of four interim coaches, a glimmer of hope by pulling a goal back four minutes from time.But with goalkeeper Mike Maignan up for a last-gasp corner, Mbappe burst free of the Lille backline after the ball was cleared upfield to dribble in a third as PSG ended a run of back-to-back defeats.“We needed this win after the last two defeats to get our rhythm back and regain confidence,” PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe told Canal Plus. “We’ve done that today and we’re very pleased.“Criticism in football is normal. Everyone is used to these kinds of things and it drew a reaction from us.” The win kept kept Unai Emery’s team nine points clear of reigning champions Monaco — 3-2 winners at home to Troyes — at the top and ensured PSG will head into the new year in first place in France. “There’s still a long way to go, and the most important thing will be after 38 matches,” added Kimpembe.“I’m happy with the display,” said Emery, who remains unbeaten at home since taking over as PSG coach in June of last year. “We controlled the match better than in our last two league games, against Troyes and Strasbourg.”Defeat snapped a two-match winning run for Lille and left them just two points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s later games.– Rock legend honoured –France paid a “national homage” to late rock star Johnny Hallyday, known as the French Elvis, on Saturday with a procession down the Champs Elysees.The French league is also honouring Hallyday, who died aged 74 on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, at grounds around the country this weekend, with some of his most famous songs played before kick-off in Paris.PSG were looking to end their worst week of the season, after a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg last weekend was followed by a 3-1 reverse away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.It was the first time in three years that PSG had lost successive games, but the capital club set about righting the ship as Di Maria headed in an Mbappe cross — the flag staying down despite the Frenchman straying marginally offside.PSG lost midfielder Adrien Rabiot to an apparent hamstring injury at the break, but Pastore doubled the hosts’ advantage by blasting past Maignan after Marco Verratti robbed Ibrahim Amadou of possession deep in Lille territory.Mbappe nearly added a third when his low strike was awkwardly tipped onto the post by Maignan, but Lille received a lifeline when Giovani Lo Celso’s sliding challenge inadvertently set up substitute El Ghazi.Edinson Cavani was denied a league-leading 18th goal of the campaign as Maignan plunged down low to his right to superbly deny the Uruguayan, but the Lille keeper was nowhere to be seen when Mbappe sealed victory in the closing seconds.Guido Carrillo struck two late goals as Monaco recovered from 2-0 down at home to stun Troyes 3-2 after South Korea forward Suk Hyun-Jun netted twice for the visitors.Monaco clawed a goal back when Thomas Lemar’s cross was diverted in his own net by Mathieu Deplagne before Argentine striker Carrillo’s heroics secured a vital three points.Lyon can reclaim second from Monaco on Sunday when they travel to promoted Amiens, while Marseille could also draw level on points at home to struggling Saint-Etienne.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bulgaria coach quits after racism row at England match

first_img0Shares0000Bulgaria lost five of their six matches under Krasimir Balakov © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct 18 – Bulgaria’s coach quit Friday over the 6-0 loss to England in a Euro 2020 qualifier which was overshadowed by racist abuse that sparked a storm of protest.Monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes during Monday’s match in Sofia caused indignation in the football world and led to the resignation of Bulgaria’s football federation chief. Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov, who took over the team in May, said he handed in his resignation during a meeting of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) executive committee.“I said that if I am the problem of Bulgarian football, I am handing in my resignation. There is no way back,” the former midfielder told reporters after the meeting.“I will keep my fingers crossed for the next manager as the situation is not rosy at all… The racist incidents during the game with England were the final straw.”Bulgaria are winless in seven Euro 2020 qualifiers — losing four and drawing three — and occupy last place in their group.They conclude their qualifying campaign at home to Czech Republic on November 17.Monday’s game was halted twice during the first half due to the abuse but England players decided to complete the match instead of walking off the pitch.The 53-year-old Balakov, a former national team star, apologised on Tuesday to the England players over the incidents.On the eve of the match, Balakov had claimed that there was a bigger problem with racism in English football than in his country.Five more Bulgarian football fans were detained Friday for taking part in the racist abuse, while police continued to look for five others, the interior ministry said.Police have now identified 16 people suspected of being involved in the “abusive actions”, it said.A Bulgarian teenager was indicted Wednesday for “grave hooliganism”, risking a jail sentence of up to five years, while five others, including one who is underage, were handed fines and bans from sports events.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov alike condemned the incident.Under pressure from Borisov, BFU chief Borislav Mihaylov tendered his resignation on Tuesday.Bulgaria have failed to qualify for any major tournament since Mihaylov took charge of the BFU in 2005.UEFA has opened disciplinary procedures against both Bulgaria and England for their fans’ behaviour during the game.FIFA president Gianni Infantino also pressed Thursday for a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers.A total of 48 football fans have been subjected to one or two year bans from attending sports events in Bulgaria and abroad, fines and community work since the beginning of this year, the EU member’s police statistics show.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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China announces major cleanup for algae-choked lake

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The plan will control the eutrophication of Lake Tai in five years and realize the clear improvement of water quality,” the government statement said. “In another eight to 10 years, the problem of the Lake Tai water pollution will be basically resolved.” The algae bloom on Lake Tai in June prompted the suspension of running water in and around the major city of Wuxi for six days, forcing as many as 5 million people to rely on bottled water. The algae covered as much as one-third of the 930-square-mile lake, a popular tourist attraction that has become badly polluted as the Wuxi area developed into a center for manufacturing and high technology. Regulators responded by ordering the mass closure of chemical plants that dumped waste into the lake. The pollution of Lake Tai has been politically sensitive for local authorities. An environmentalist who spent years collecting water samples from Lake Tai and warning about rising pollution was sentenced to prison in August on charges that he blackmailed polluters. His supporters said the charges were retaliation for his activism. Other lakes that suffered algae blooms this year included Chao in eastern China and Dianchi near the southwestern city of Kunming. There was no immediate word on possible cleanup plans for those lakes. Environmental regulators say China’s rivers and lakes are so polluted that tens of millions of people have no access to clean drinking water. The deputy director the State Environmental Protection Administration said in July that one-quarter of the length of China’s seven major rivers is so dirty that even touching the water can be harmful to the skin. The agency imposed a moratorium on new industrial development in 13 locations along four major rivers to prevent additional pollution. State media regularly report incidents in which cities are forced to temporarily suspend running water due to chemicals in lakes or rivers from pollution or industrial accidents. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEIJING – China has announced a multibillion-dollar plan to clean up a severely polluted lake where an algae bloom forced the suspension of water supplies to millions of people this summer. The $14.5 billion plan to clean up Lake Tai, in a densely populated area northwest of Shanghai, should take five years, said a statement dated Friday and posted on a government Web site of the nearby city of Taizhou. The move comes amid mounting official urgency about curbing chronic pollution in China’s rivers and lakes that has left millions of people without clean water and disrupted city water systems. Lake Tai is one of a series of lakes where blooms of blue-green algae blamed on pollution have disrupted water supplies this year. Some types of the algae can produce dangerous toxins. last_img read more

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‘He couldn’t find any relief’

first_img“He had a very special smile,” Belcher said Thursday as he recalled Brown. “He had one of those deep baritone voices that was full of joy. But underneath, his eyes were sad, like many of us that can’t seem to get out of this cycle.” Brown eventually relapsed into his addictions and was discovered dead in early 2005 on the streets of Skid Row, a victim of an overdose. “Was it despair, hopelessness? Maybe things didn’t work out with his kids. I know these guys are tormented by nightmares,” Belcher said. “He always had problems sleeping. He fought for his country at a time when nobody was sure we were doing the right thing. When he came home, he couldn’t find any relief. “Yes, he had demons. But we as a nation failed him.” Brown is just one of 2,815 homeless people who have died in Los Angeles County since 2000, many alone and forgotten, according to the first study of its kind by the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness. Virgil Brown served his country in the Vietnam War and afterward – even though he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder – he worked a variety of jobs, married and had children. But he battled addictions throughout his life and wound up homeless. A few years ago, Brown sought help at the New Directions Regional Opportunity Center in West Los Angeles. He sobered up and volunteered there, helping other veterans battle their inner demons, said Anthony Belcher, outreach supervisor at New Directions. The study – which also lists all of the names of those who have died – was based on coroner’s records and is being formally released today, designated as National Homeless Memorial Day. The report comes as county efforts to institute a wide-ranging and comprehensive homeless shelter program have moved slowly amid funding and other complicating factors. On average, one homeless person dies every day in the county, according to the report. The average age among those found dead was 48. The cause of nearly half the deaths was cardiovascular disease coupled with substance abuse. Nearly one in five was killed violently as a victim of homicide, suicide or other trauma. “The human cost of the tragedy of homelessness in the richest country in the history of the planet is illustrated by these statistics,” said Torie Osborn, senior adviser to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “And it’s heartbreaking. I think it just shows we have a long way to go to step up and take care of our most vulnerable citizens. I mean to die alone and on the streets – what could be a sadder Christmas?” The report notes Los Angeles County is the “homeless capital of the nation,” with an estimated 73,000 homeless. Yet only 17 percent of the county’s homeless are able to find shelter, the lowest percentage of any major metropolitan area in the nation. The report contains seven major recommendations for the city and county to improve services to the homeless, but its major recommendation is to make permanent housing options for the homeless a regional priority. “A number of these deaths are preventable,” said Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the coalition. “With no resources and forced to live outside, in their cars and in abandoned buildings, it’s no wonder that hundreds of homeless people die without dignity in our community every year. “This is just shameful.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Childcare Service Manager and After School Leader sought in Newton

first_imgJob Vacancy: Childcare Service Manager and Afterschool Leader sought by Newtowncunningham Community PlaygroupChildcare Service ManagerNewtowncunningham Community Playgroup is looking for an experienced Childcare Service Manager to lead a dedicated team of early childhood professionals at the well-established pre-school and afterschool facility. This full time, permanent position comes with a competitive salary of €15-17 per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience.This diverse role of Childcare Service Manager is ideal for an energetic, motivated professional with a keen interest in providing quality early childhood services for children and families.The successful candidate must have a minimum 2 years’ experience in a Manager role or at least 3 years’ experience in a Deputy/senior role and hold as a minimum, a FETAC Level 6 (or recognised equivalent) in a childcare/management qualification.Candidates who hold a Level 7/8 qualification are preferred. All candidates will be subject to Garda Vetting and 2 written references.Please e-mail for a job description/person specification to: newtownplaygroupdirectors@gmail.comApply in writing with CV and cover letter by 5pm on Wednesday 28th August 2019.Apply by email to: newtownplaygroupdirectors@gmail.com or by post to: The Directors, Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup Ltd, Main St, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal.After-School Leader Please note this position is for 26 hrs per week (1.30pm – 6.30pm Monday to Friday) inclusive of 1 hour planning We are seeking an experienced, caring and self-motivated childcare professional After-school Leader to take full responsibility for the running of our after-school sessions.The person must have at least 2 year’s experience in a similar role.Degree level or FETAC Level 6 with further relevant qualifications i.e Child Protection, FAR Training & HACCP training desirable. Please forward your CV to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup Ltd, Main Street, Newtowncunningham, Lifford, Co. Donegal F93 FH76 or email newtownplaygroupdirectors@gmail.comby 5pm on Friday the 23rd of August 2019.Job Vacancy: Childcare Service Manager and After School Leader sought in Newton was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Pruning fees, Knott’s makes move to gain market share

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In the last six years, the amusement park sector has had to weather a drop-off in tourism following the 9-11 terror attacks, the economic slowdown and severe weather last year. Last year, Knott’s drew roughly 3.5 million people, while Disneyland had some 14.5 million attendees. Knott’s price reductions, which don’t extend to other ticket categories or concessions, could help drive attendance and offset lost revenue for the park, said Tim Conder, a leisure industry analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons. “If people on average spend ‘X’ amount at a park, you have the opportunity to make it up with in-park spending,” Conder said. Knott’s Berry Farm is rolling back prices for adult admission and cotton candy in the hopes that the move will boost traffic at the amusement park, while Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain remains the region’s costliest theme park. On Wednesday, Knott’s began charging $39.95 for an adult ticket, down 11 percent from $45, and trimmed the price of cotton candy by a quarter to $2.75. The new fare is lower than other theme park costs in the region. Adult ticket prices for Disneyland in Anaheim cost $59, while Universal Studios Hollywood charges $56. A comparable ticket at Magic Mountain in Valencia costs $59.99 – the same price at present for a season pass. Officials at Sandusky, Ohio-based Cedar Fair, which bought Knott’s Berry Farm in 1997, said the price reductions were designed to keep a visit to the amusement park affordable to the average consumer. last_img read more

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