Goalie Scott grabs headlines in TG win

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first_imgHeroics by Tivoli Gardens’ outstanding goalkeeper and captain Edsel Scott led his team to a 2-0 win against Harbour View in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. Scott displayed his usual determination and ensured his team’s first victory of the new season after former Jamaica College schoolboy star Junior Flemmings, handed Tivoli a 34th minute lead when he easily beat Harbour View’s custodian Devon Haughton in goal. Scott however, grabbed the headlines, stepping up to the responsibility after Tivoli Gardens were awarded a penalty with uncertainty as to who should take the kick caused delays. Scott eventually left his goal area and confidently scored in the 71st minute. However, Harbour View were also awarded a penalty 16 minutes later giving the goalkeeper another shot at the bright lights. He duly obliged, extending himself to his right to make a remarkable save against Harbour View’s captain Nicholas Beckett. Beside those highlights, the game was dull for the most part as the players focused on hard tackles and individual plays. “Well coming into the season we needed a win, so although we were in a 1-0 lead at the time, the players wanted me to take the kick. “We had a good talk about the situation having two losses and two drawn results previously. Now we need to move forward,” Scott said. The veteran goalie also revealed that he has been playing in the nation’s top-flight football league for 23 years and that was his first goal. “This is my first goal since I start playing for Hazard in the 1991-92 season,” the 38-year-old said. Coach of Tivoli Christopher Bender was satisfied with his first win of the new season. “It was a sense of relief. We played better in the four previous games but failed to win. Now, we need to continue working hard in training,” Bender pointed out. When quizzed as to why the penalty was taken by the ‘keeper, Bender responded that,” he is the team’s penalty taker. “We wanted to give Flemmings the kick as a young player, but changed.” Losing coach Ludlow Bernard, says Tivoli must be commended for their fighting spirit. “Well, clearly we have to correct the situation. There were players out there who did not show commitment, so we will investigate and try to come up with the right team for the next game.” Bernard said. The win pushed Tivoli to five points, while Harbour remained on six, after five sets of games. FIRST GOALlast_img read more


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first_imgPOLITICS: Seasonal and part time workers are having difficulty accessing their social welfare entitlements, according to Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher T.D.He said that new rules and regulations from the Department of Social Protection have meant that many part time workers are no longer entitled to Social Protection payments upon ceasing their seasonal employment.“To make any alterations to seasonal workers’ social welfare entitlements is wrong and demonstrates a poor understanding of how rural life and the livelihoods of many families survive in coastal and farming communities,” stated Pat the Cope. The Fianna Fail TD for Donegal, in a written submission to his party, has proposed that the daily subsidiary income from a secondary income be raised from the present €12.70 a day to €50 a day, so that those workers with secondary income other than the part time employment can qualify for Jobseekers’ Benefit.He also proposed that the eligible number of contributions for a seasonal worker be calculated over a five year period instead of the present three years. This would allow seasonal workers to demonstrate that they have worked each year and made the necessary 20 contributions per annum instead of the present 39 contributions each year over three years.Very few seasonal workers at present would be able to make the required 39 contributions per annum, Pat the Cope said, and they are being excluded from the protection of social welfare when their seasonal job ceases due to this rule. He proposed that seasonal and part time workers also be allowed to transfer from one claim to another easily, providing they demonstrate the five year contributions made by seasonal employment. Every single alteration to eligibility criteria for seasonal workers has made it more and more impossible for them to obtain Social Welfare, he stated. He said that unless changes to the present social welfare system are made by the Government in Budget 2017, many factories and business who function with seasonal and part time workers will find it extremely difficult to source skilled labour.Many of these workers have made a major contribution to the country for 20 or more years, and the Deputy stated that “the very least we can do as a country is reward the people who seek out and obtain employment, and that very much includes seasonal and part time workers.”     Many seasonal and part time workers excluded from social welfare entitlements – Pat the Cope was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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