Mom slams school over child’s injury

first_img Mother, Louise Dirks Mother, Louise Dirks The mother of a Bokmakierie Primary School Grade 1 pupil is furious after her child severed her fingertip in the girls’ toilet at school last week.Louise Dirks said to make matters worse, the school did not have updated contact details for her and did not save the fingertip so it could be reattached by doctors. She says she has been asking the school to have the children accompanied to the toilet. Ms Dirks said that on Wednesday March 8, her daughter, Zeah’s, money had fallen out of her pocket while she was in the toilet and as Zeah bent down to pick it up, the door was slammed against her finger, severing the tip as she pulled her hand back. The principal had then sent Ms Dirks’ nephew, who also attends the school, to her house to say that someone needed to come to the school and take the child to the doctor.Ms Dirks was at work and her aunt who was at home then went to the school where she and Zeah were taken to Dr Abdurahman Community Health Centre by the principal.At work, Ms Dirks cousin told her she needed to get to the hospital because her daughter had been injured at school. She went straight to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital where she waited for the ambulance to bring Zeah.“When I saw my child’s finger, I freaked out, and then the doctor told me they couldn’t save her finger. I asked why, and he said they didn’t have the other part of the finger, so they couldn’t do the operation,” said Ms Dirks.The following day, Ms Dirks went to the school for answers, and, according to her, the principal said that he didn’t have any because he hadn’t investigated the matter yet as he had been in meetings all day.“I told him that means that he wasn’t interested in what had happened because he didn’t investigate it yet, and he said he had done his job to drop my child at the day hospital,” she said.Ms Dirks said she had been complaining about the children going alone to the toilets, which are far from the classrooms and close to the canal which runs along the N2 highway.“I have been telling them that they need to accompany the children to the toilet because they are still young. Anyone can jump over the wall and attack our children,” she said.Ms Dirks said a teacher had told her it wasn’t necessary to accompany the children because they went to the toilet in pairs or in groups.Ms Dirks said that what upset her even more was that the school had not contacted her directly, and when she asked the secretary about that, she was told the school did not have her number. “I told them how could they not have my number if my child was at the school, for two years already. The number they have for me is when my 20-year-old child was at the school which is a house number. I don’t understand how they cannot have my number. Are they not supposed to update their contact book every year?“There is lots of negligence at the school. I am very upset about this. If the principal had to do what he was supposed to do and go look for the other part of my child’s finger then they could’ve fixed it, but he didn’t. What am I going to tell my child when she is older and asks me about her finger? It’s something that can’t be replaced,” she said.Bokmakierie Primary School declined to comment.Millicent Merton, spokeswoman of the Western Cape Education Department, said the principal had reported the incident to the department and an investigation revealed it was an accident and not a case of bullying.“Therapeutic support will be provided to the learners, as required,” she said.Aziza Kannemeyer, chairwoman of the Athlone Community police forum said it was sad and regrettable that a pupil had experienced an injury of this nature.“It is traumatic, to say the least, as the disfigurement is permanent and it has the potential to create long-term psychological consequences. One has to examine the causes of such an incident and what has given rise to it. But, at a primary school level, one expects that certain checks and balances would be put in place to ensure that learners are kept safe and are well taken care of,” she said.Ms Kannemeyer said it was important to have a class assistant or helper to accompany six-year-olds to the toilet. 1 of 2center_img The six-year-old girls hand is now in a bandage.last_img read more

Cultural Division announces Summer Arts Programme 2014

first_imgLocalNews Cultural Division announces Summer Arts Programme 2014 by: – June 26, 2014 Share Tweet Accordion playing workshopThe Cultural Division is currently gearing up to host its annual Summer Arts Programme at the Old Mill Cultural Centre during July and August 2014. The Summer Arts Programme offers courses for adults and children respectively. This year the programme for adults places some emphasis on craft with courses such as vetive mat making, latannye broom making and sensay dolls. Courses also include art, music, dance, woodcarving, photography and the ever-popular creole head tying course. Stage Management, traditional drumming and creole singing techniques are also being offered. The Cultural Division has recognized that the cultural industries is a growth sector of the economy and is generating employment for many persons. The Division is thus providing summer arts courses so that persons involved in the cultural industries sector can improve their skills, develop new products and increase their earnings. In this way the Division is contributing to national efforts at job creation, income generation and the encouragement of entrepreneurship particularly among persons involved in the cultural industries sector.The courses for children include creative dance, steel pan, art and craft, woodwork, percussion ensemble, and drama. Registration is now open and persons have up to July 11 to register. Persons interested should visit the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield during normal working hours. Sharecenter_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

CICB First Caribbean joins Hurricane Irma relief effort

first_img Sharing is caring! 57 Views   no discussions BusinessNewsRegional CICB First Caribbean joins Hurricane Irma relief effort by: – September 14, 2017 Share Sharecenter_img Press ReleaseBRIDGETOWN, MIAMI and TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is donating US$450,000 to support organizations providing humanitarian relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross and other local relief agencies.“Hurricane Irma has had a devastating impact on the islands in the northern Caribbean, particularly the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguilla, and Grand Turk,” said Gary Brown, CEO, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. “We stand by our colleagues and clients during this difficult time, and are committed to working closely with our clients, colleagues, and communities to recover and rebuild. The road to recovery in some of the hardest hit areas will be long, but we will help each other through it.”In total, seven islands where CIBC FirstCaribbean has operations – the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, and St. Kitts and Nevis — were affected by the storm. Operations have restarted in all but two of the islands, St. Maarten and Anguilla, and the bank is working closely with its employees and clients as recovery efforts begin.CIBC FirstCaribbean has approximately 3,000 employees in 17 countries in the Caribbean. The PrivateBank and CIBC Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management also have offices in Florida, which have been impacted. Share Tweetlast_img read more

Orbit Develops Ka-Band Airborne Terminal with 12-Inch Antenna for Inmarsat

first_imgOrbit Communication Systems and Inmarsat, have announced the development of an innovative new Ka-band multi-purpose airborne terminal (MPT). The compact MPT 30WGX, featuring a 30-cm (12″) antenna, will be able to deliver high-throughput wideband communications via the Inmarsat Global Xpress worldwide network for a broad range of airborne platforms.Built to fulfill “anytime, anywhere” connectivity requirements, the lightweight, small-footprint terminal combines high performance with Orbit’s industry-leading reliability to address new opportunities in military aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Following certification, volume production of the terminal is planned for Orbit’s US-based facilities.The MPT 30WGX terminal complements Orbit’s 46-cm (18″) MPT 46WGX terminal, which will shortly enter full-scale production. Once certified, it will be similarly optimized for use with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress system and will be interoperable with military Ka-band services, affording unique capabilities and flexibility.The new terminal will help open up service offerings to an expanded range of aircraft. Inmarsat along with Orbit will introduce innovative and forward-looking satellite solutions that support today’s complex missions. Orbit’s innovation and expansion of their MPT terminal line ensure that airborne users will have access to reliable wideband mobility for increased agility and worldwide portability.About Orbit’s Airborne TerminalsWith over 1,600 terminals delivered, Orbit offers a range of versatile and highly reliable airborne satellite communications systems. The AirTRx and MPT series offer a choice of multiple antenna sizes, frequency bands, and profiles, and are operational on a wide range of airborne platforms such as commercial airliners, business jets, military aircraft, helicopters, and UAVs. The systems are offered in Ku, Ka, and X-band and provide outstanding RF, tracking and inter-satellite transition performance in harsh operating environments. They are modular, ready for installation, and simple to operate and maintain. Drawing on long cooperation with leading aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus, and Gulfstream, Orbit airborne systems meet stringent size, weight, power, and environmental requirements. Orbit delivers tested, certified and reliable terminals, ready for service.last_img read more

Strongsville Mustangs Football Coach Larry Laird Steps Down

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Another top local high school program is looking for a new head coach, as today the Strongsville Mustangs announced that Larry Laird is stepping down as head football coach.Laird was with the Mustangs for three seasons, going 13-17 in his time with the program.The program was just 2-8 this past season, with wins coming over Brush and Elyria.Laird, prior to coming to the Mustangs, had coached at both Avon Lake and Medina. A tweet was sent out this morning informing all football players of a 2:45pm meeting to announce the news. Matt Loedecenter_img Related TopicsHigh School FootballLarry LairdStrongsville Mustangslast_img read more

Argonauts Finish Second at Golfweek Spring Invitational

first_imgArgonauts Finish Second at Golfweek Spring Invitational Blake Olson (Photo by Jim Hogue) Sharecenter_img ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s golf team had an excellent start to the 2010 spring season, taking on the highly competitive field of the Golfweek Spring Invitational to finish in second place and just two strokes behind   tournament winner No.13 Nova Southeastern. Freshman Blake Olson (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) shot a career-low 68 during the final round, finishing three under for the tournament.West Florida shot a combined score of 880, matching Nova Southeastern for the tournament low single round score of 289 after the final day. Third place No. 4 Chico State and No. 16 Lander finished with a score of 886, six strokes back from the Argonauts while No. 6 Lynn ended the tournament in fifth place shooting 892. Of the 18 teams in the field, 10 are ranked in the top-25 of the nation according to the most recent GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll, five of which are ranked in the top-10 with the remainder of the field all receiving votes.“Everybody fought hard and played well,” said UWF Head Coach Steve Fell.  “All in all I’m pretty pleased.  It’s a good way to start off the spring.  We’re kind of a young team, but we’ve been working hard and it’s starting to pay off.  This will give our guys confidence that we can play with anybody; we just need to keep working hard and improving, and we’ll see what happens.”Olson had a stellar final round, carding five birdies and 12 pars going into the 18th hole before having his single bogey of the round to finish with a 68. He jumped from his tie at seventh place from the beginning of the third round to contend for the lead for the remainder of the day after back-to-back birdies on the second and third holes, but finished tied for second (75-70-68-213), just two strokes behind individual winner Roberto Nasalli-Rocca of Lander. “I was really impressed with the way (Blake) composed himself,” said Fell.  “He had a really good chance to win it outright – he was right there. I expect a lot more of this out of him, and I think he’s going to be one of our top players.”The remainder of the West Florida team also held their own during the final round, as sophomore Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) came in with a 74 after the final round to tie for fifth place with a total 218 (73-71-74). Black went three-for-three in birdies, again scoring his only three birdies of the round on the back nine to match his first two rounds. Junior Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) finished in the top-15, tying for exactly 15th after a total score 222 (74-73-75) with a birdie on the final hole of the tournament. Sophomore Robbie Van Riper (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) had the second lowest score for UWF after the third round, improving on his previous day score by 10 strokes to shoot an even-par 72 putting him in a tie for 39th (75-82-72). The round is his lowest as an Argonaut. Sophomore Jake Bradley (Milton, Fla./Pace HS) finished the tournament placing in a tie for 76th (79-80-81-240).West Florida will hit the road again in one week to travel to Lakeland, Fla. to compete in the Matlock Collegiate Classic hosted by No. 10 Florida Southern February 15-16. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey comments on Confederate flag

first_imgGreg Sankey, the commission of the SEC, commented on the Confederate flag during teleconference on Monday.Greg Sankey, the commission of the SEC, commented on the Confederate flag during teleconference on Monday.As the debate regarding the presence of Confederate flag in the United States continues, it reached the Southeastern Conference on Monday.New commissioner Greg Sankey was asked about the league’s opinion of the flag during a teleconference Monday morning. Sankey released a statement via Twitter last week backing its removal.He backed those words during the teleconference.“I issued a statement last week supporting the calls that have been made to remove the Confederate battle flag from a prominent displays that have been noted,” Sankey said. “We’ve seen some progress on that front, obviously in the state of Alabama.“It’s an important conversation because our athletic programs provide a key rallying point for our state and our region and we want to make sure that they are a welcoming circumstance as much as that’s possible when you’re a visiting team in our arenas and stadium and make our campuses welcoming places for all who are on our teams and populating our campuses.”Various coaches were also asked for their opinion on the flag. They all pointed to the history behind the flag, but also said it shouldn’t be used in a public setting.“The Confederate flag means a lot in a very positive way to a lot of folks in the South and it identifies the South in many ways that are historical, and in some circles is really positive,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “But in other circles it is not a positive symbol in our country and as a result flying (it) in public areas that represent all the people, not just a certain element, can be a real challenge. When something is offensive to somebody, I think it’s important that we recognize that and in public places be sensitive to that and take the flag down. At the same time, I recognize the positive aspects of that symbol and so I don’t have as big a problem with it as some.”Kentucky’s John Calipari and South Carolina’s Frank Martin echoed similar sentiments in acknowledging the flag’s history, but also supporting its removal.Was just asked a question on a bball conference call about the confederate flag. I don’t want any confusion. I think we should take it down!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 29, 2015Ole Miss’ Andy Kennedy and Mississippi State’s Ben Howland were not asked about the flag. Both schools have released statements regarding the Confederate flag, which is part of Mississippi’s state flag. Ole Miss explicitly stated its support for a new state flag. Mississippi State referred to its 2001 voting record, “ The MSU Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly in support of changing the state flag of Mississippi prior to the failed statewide voter referendum on that question. Other than lawful displays of the state flag, the symbols in question are not associated with our university.” Read this statement from Chancellor Morris H Stocks regarding the Mississippi state flag.— Ole Miss (@OleMissRebels) June 23, 2015 Statement from MSU on state flag issue (Mississippi State University)— Mississippi State (@msstate) June 24, 2015The controversay extended to the USA Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon last weekend. Mississippi was the only state not represented with its flag at the event.TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna said there was no “political statement” by not flying the Mississippi flag all week, according to the Associated Press.Contact Michael Bonner at Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

College baseball: La. Tech adds Mitch Gaspard to coaching staff

first_imgGeorgia volunteer caoch Mitch Gaspard chats with Georgia outfielder Riley King (31) at first during a baseball game between Georgia and Georgia Tech at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2019. (Photo by Kristin M. Bradshaw) Gaspard’s four-year collegiate playing career between LSU and Houston saw his teams compile a 148-91 (.619) overall record, post two 40-win seasons and play in a pair of NCAA Regionals (1985 and 1987). He began his career at LSU in 1984 and 1985, earning one varsity letter on Skip Bertman’s first LSU squad in 1984. The 1984 edition of the Tigers posted a 32-23 overall record. Over his seven years as the Alabama skipper, Gaspard coached one first team All-American, four freshmen All-Americans, has had two national Gold Glove Award winners, three ABCA All-South Region selections, seven All-SEC honorees, six SEC All-Freshman Team picks, two SEC All-Defensive team recipient, and 71 players earn SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition. Gaspard most recently served as the volunteer assistant for the Georgia Bulldogs last season, working with the team’s infielders, hitters and base runners. Gaspard was part of a staff that guided Georgia to its 12th NCAA Regional appearance and its sixth as a regional host (#4 national seed). A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Gaspard holds a career head coaching record of 444-331 with Northwestern State (2002-07) and Alabama (2010-16). Born: May 26, 1965 in Port Arthur, TexasHigh School:  Port Arthur-Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TexasCollege: LSU (1984-85), Houston (1986-87), Louisiana-Lafayette (1988), B.A. in General StudiesFamily: Wife: Kim; Children: Brae, Paeton Playing CareerLSU (1984-85), Houston (1986-87) Coaching CareerAsst. Coach, Houston, 1988Asst. Coach, Louisiana-Lafayette, 1989-92Asst. Coach, Northwestern State, 1993-94Asst. Coach, Alabama, 1995-2001Head Coach, Northwestern State, 2002-07Asst. Coach, Alabama, 2008-09Head Coach, Alabama, 2010-16Assoc. Head Coach, Kansas State, 2017-18Volunteer Coach, Georgia, 2018-19 Brock McKee, Louisiana Tech Assistant Director Athletic Communications Prior to last season’s stint in Athens, Gaspard was the associate head coach at Kansas State from 2017-18. As an assistant with the Ragin’ Cajuns in 89-92, Gaspard helped guide the program to three NCAA Regional appearances along with three conference titles. RUSTON – Louisiana Tech head coach Lane Burroughs has announced the addition of Mitch Gaspard to the Tech baseball coaching staff. “There are a handful of coaches in our business that I would hand my son off to for four years, and Mitch Gaspard is one of those men,” Burroughs remarked. “As a young coach, I watched and admired what he was doing on and off the field and I made a serious effort to emulate that in my career. This is a big get and a big day for our program. I want all Bulldogs everywhere to join me in welcoming Mitch and Kim to Louisiana Tech and our city of Ruston.” He began his lengthy coaching career as an assistant coach at Houston (1988) with stops at UL-Lafayette (1989-92), Northwestern State (1993-94), Alabama (1995-2001) before taking his first head coaching job in Natchitoches. Gaspard then returned to Alabama as an assistant for the 2008 & 09 seasons before being named the head coach of the Crimson Tide in 2010. Gaspard will assume the role of the team’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, bringing 13 years of Division I head coaching experience with him to Ruston. “My family and I are excited to be joining the Louisiana Tech family and the Ruston community,” Gaspard said. “I’m looking forward to joining Lane and the coaching staff on their continued growth and vision for the baseball program. My philosophy has always been about building relationships with student athletes and helping them achieve their goals as baseball players and as men. Louisiana Tech has a terrific national brand and I cannot wait to begin recruiting and coaching these young men in our program.” In seven seasons with the Crimson Tide, he compiled a record of 234-193 (.548) and made four NCAA Regional appearances (2010, 11, 12, 14) along with one Super Regional appearance (2010). “I wanted to do what was best for our staff, players, fan base, program and university in finding a new coach,” Burroughs added. “I called Mitch to gauge his interest and was ecstatic that not only was he interested, but he seemed energized by our conversation. I absolutely can’t wait to share the dugout with him. He is going to be a tremendous asset to our staff, team university and community. I’m looking forward to learning from Mitch not only as a coach, but as we navigate this upcoming season on the road and embark on the construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. Mitch has led men through both of these scenarios and his experience will be invaluable for our program.” The 1985 team went 41-18 en route to the SEC Western Division championship and collected the school’s first NCAA Regional appearance since 1975. He transferred to Houston following his sophomore season and played two years for the Cougars, lettering in 1986 and 1987. Gaspard played on coach Rolan Walton’s final Houston team in 1986, helping the Cougars post a 35-23 overall mark. In his final season as a player, Gaspard helped the Cougars compile a 40-27 record and a berth in the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas, under first-year head coach Dr. Bragg Stockton. The Cougars finished 1987 ranked 14th nationally. Gaspard is married to the former Kim Howell, and they have two daughters, Brae and Paeton. While at Northwestern State, he compiled a head coaching record of 211-128 (.622) and led the Demons to two Southland Conference championships, one SLC Tournament championship and a spot in the 2005 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. Asst. Coach/Recruiting Coord., LA Tech, 2019-presentPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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Cleveland: Wallace delivers golden performance in Egg Bowl

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.In a game that featured so many Egg Bowl heroes on a Red and Blue Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway, none stood taller, or more painfully, than Bo Wallace.Wallace, playing on a sprained right ankle that kept him out of meaningful practice all week long, willed Ole Miss to a 31-17 victory over No. 4 ranked Mississippi State.Kellenberger: Freeze’s gameplan pays off for Ole MissWallace completed just 13 of 30 passes, but those 13 went for a whopping 296 yards. Keep in mind, a right-handed passer’s right foot is his “plant foot.” It’s the one he pushes off to make his throws.His teammates saw him struggle with it all week long. Still, to a man, they say they never expected anything less.Take it from Evan Engram, the hybrid end who plays tight end and runs like a wide receiver.“Everybody in this locker room believes in Bo,” Engram said. “He played huge. I knew he would. He’s a great leader. He’s our leader. He’s a winner. You could have chopped his ankle off, and he would have played (Saturday).”If ever a player has embodied his team, he is Wallace. He has played through injuries. So have the Rebels. He has played through criticism on the Internet, in the newspapers and, at times, from his own fans. So have the Rebels. He has played through excruciating, heartbreaking losses and then a blowout last week at Arkansas. So have his teammates.On the final day of this most memorable of Mississippi football seasons, Wallace and the Rebels persevered and won — if not their biggest victory of the year, one that certainly rivals the fourth quarter rally to knock off No. 1 Alabama.Said Hugh Freeze of his senior quarterback: “I hope this cements his memory here at Ole Miss in a positive light, because he really deserves that.” ■ ■ ■ Numbers do not always define a quarterback, as witnessed by Wallace’s 13 for 30 on this afternoon. But, just for the moment, consider these numbers: He has led Ole Miss to 24 victories over three seasons, never missing a start. He will have led the Rebels to three bowl games. Win the upcoming bowl, and he will have led Ole Miss to three bowl victories. He has become the Ole Miss career total offense leader, passing the sainted Eli Manning. Saturday, he moved in the top 10 all-time in total offense in the Southeastern Conference.That’s right: Only nine players in SEC history have accounted for more yardage than Bo. So much for all that “Good Bo” and “Bad Bo” stuff. Take everything into consideration — he has been better than good over the long haul. This, from a guy who was scarcely recruited out of high school. This, from a guy who played his first two seasons here with a painful throwing shoulder. ■ ■ ■ Freeze insisted the joy from Saturday’s victory came not from knocking an arch-rival out of the national playoff picture.“This was about us,” Freeze said. “Not them.”So disheartening was a 30-0 loss to Arkansas a week earlier that Freeze admitted he lost sleep that Saturday trying to decide how to address his squad the next day.“I didn’t know whether to hug ’em and love on them or kick them in the tail,” Freeze said.He decided on the latter.“We did some things Sunday to remind them how important this was,” Freeze said.Wallace needed no reminder.He was part of a rousing 41-24 victory over the Bulldogs here two years ago. He was part of an excruciating 17-10 overtime loss to Mississippi State at Starkville last year. Wallace was running into the end zone for the tying score in overtime when the ball was stripped away. MSU recovered for the victory. Fairly or not, Bo was considered the goat.“There hasn’t been a day I haven’t thought about it,” Wallace said. “That’s what pushed me the entire season.”It kept him going through injuries to LaQuon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil. It kept him going Saturday when Vince Sanders went down. It helped him to play though his own ankle injury.Said Wallace afterward: “I can’t even put into words how great this feels.”All things considered, there was no need.Rick Cleveland ( is executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Session ID: 2020-09-18:872d8355f67c6211f0e718fe Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-794062-3916319156001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Krassimir Chomakov for dsport: CSKA is never given up on any…

first_imgFormer Bulgarian national and CSKA football player Krassimir Chomakov gave an exclusive interview especially for dsport and Darik Radio. He returned from Italy and joined the headquarters of the “reds” as an assistant to head coach Stamen Belchev and this is his first media appearance.Chomakov stated that he never gives up on CSKA on any occasion. He also commented on the 30-year-old Liverpool title and said he dreams of one day being the head coach of his favorite Bulgarian club, CSKA.“It will be interesting for many people to hear how I got to Stamen Belchev’s headquarters, but for me it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that after 20 years I am again at CSKA as an assistant coach. I spent many years in Italy, but when I was called I was not surprised at all. This is my favorite team in Bulgaria, so I immediately took the plane, “Chomakov began.“The coronavirus has confused the lives of the whole world, not just me. Yes, it is true that in February the championships ended in the lower divisions. He helped children in other ways, but he had to take that step. CSKA is never given up on any occasion. ”“Bai Dobri (Dobri Dimov – host, worked at CSKA from 1980 to the present day) is more than a legend, I wish him many more years at the base of CSKA to meet not only me but also many great players and coaches. It has changed. I was looking at photos from 2015. The base in Pancharevo is neglected. After the step of Mr. Ganchev, many things have changed for the better, there are good conditions. Under such conditions, CSKA can only rejoice and think only about football. ”“I have criticized CSKA in a good way, I have always wanted to help. Until before my arrival I was a fan and I watched the team from the side, now I am inside. I have no right to talk about the club’s policy. ”“It is only in my dreams that one day I will be a senior coach of CSKA. Today, tomorrow and other days I will be Stamen Belchev’s assistant. As I have always done with enthusiasm and passion, I will give everything for my favorite team so that CSKA can win the trophy again, “said the former defensive player.“In recent years, something is still not enough for CSKA. We have to work hard and so we can beat Ludogorets. I am a scientist to watch only in my house what is happening. We respect the other teams, but everything is decided on the field. ”“I see that Valyo Antov is confident at a young age. The future is before him. Ask him out well if he is no longer absorbed in the connection.“When I was 13 and Liverpool last became champions, I was not such a big fan of the team. Subsequently, things happened. Unfortunately, these people waited 30 years to see the bowl rise. I tell my friends that this cup is doomed because people have failed to truly enjoy it. There was no audience. This was my only grief to the people who have been waiting a long time to see Liverpool champion. The important thing is that the team still won the championship. I hope he does it again in the coming years. Manager Klopp revived Liverpool, with his arrival Liverpool went to the UEFA Cup final. Everyone believes in him, he has changed a lot for the better and the results are obvious. ”“I don’t have to say who the new president of the Bulgarian Football Union is. However, he must be responsible. Many things at club and national level have to be eradicated in order to have a strong national team again and qualify for the European or World Cup. We have boys, but maybe they don’t trust each other and are not ready to “explode” as they say, so that they can wear the T-shirt of Bulgaria. It is a responsibility, it is an honor. Only with work and hard work can success be achieved, “Chomakov commented.“I can only tell CSKA fans to believe in the team and the management, we will do everything possible to make them happy with results. We are waiting for the fastest way for them to return to the stadium and be our 12 players, I hope we will be together soon. I want to thank Mr. Belchev and especially Mr. Ganchev for the trust in me and I hope to justify it. I love challenges, so I am already set to work in Bulgarian football “, Stamen Belchev’s assistant finished his speech.Hear more from Krassimir Chomakov in the attached audio or video!last_img read more