Parents revel in children’s successThe feelings, priceless, the emotions, bare for all to see.Such was the joy and pleasure felt by the parents of Jamaican West Indies Under-19 representatives and players, Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks, who returned yesterday at Norman Manley International Airport.The trio – Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks – were members of the West Indies Under-19 team, who captured the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last weekend.”Words can’t even explain how I feel right now,” said an elated Ancena Scarlett-Smith, mother Odean, whose warm embrace brought smile to his face on arrival.”I didn’t get to listen it,” she said of the final against India, which was held early last Sunday in Bangladesh.”However, somebody came over the house – at that time I was not awake as yet – and tell Odean father say ‘you know say them win’.”I flew up on the bed same time and start to scream and said, ‘Thank you Father!'” the St Elizabeth native continued.FEELING REALLY GOOD”I’m feeling good, really good, as even though the West Indies has been losing, his father and I really love cricket.”A fast-bowling all-rounder, Smith did not play in the final, but was a member of the team for their opening two matches against England and Fiji.This West Indies lost to England in their opener, but went on to defeat Fiji, a victory, which would spur a run of five straight wins and the regional side first hold on the premier youth world title.”I’m very happy and very proud and want to just give God thanks that they went and did it,” stated Kenute Frew, father of Michael Frew, who contested all the games for the regional outfit.”In the final, I was really tense during the West Indies batting as it (winning runs) was getting closer and closer and closer.”I was saying to myself, just as how they had bowled out India cheaply, if they would come and return the favour.”The Westmoreland native added: “I sat down in front of the TV for about five, six minutes (after the win), couldn’t move, as I was so overjoyed, knowing that I was seeing my son there making the country and the whole West Indies proud.”Leleith Crooks, the mother of Shahid, who was a reserve throughout, said he was happy to journey from St Elizabeth to Kingston to see the pride and joy.”I’m so proud of him,” she asserted. “I know that from he was small he was so passionate about cricket.”Sometimes he would say, ‘Mummy come throw two balls at me. Come on, you don’t want one day you can tell them say that you used to throw some balls at me?'””Well, it has come through, and I feel good to know that because of him, I am here today.”The West Indies defeated Pakistan in the quarter-finals and hosts Bangladesh in the semi-finals before going on to beat India by five wickets in the tournament decider.
Oil and gas sector…separate from ExxonMobilWith first oil just around the corner, Guyana appears to be poised to market and sell its own portion of crude oil, as opposed to having oil giant ExxonMobil sell on the country’s behalf.According to sources close to the Energy Department, a plan is still being developed for how the oil will be sold – one which will aim to find Guyana the best markets based on profitability. Guyana Times understands, however, that it is still in the early planning stages.Back in 2017, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman was reported in sections of the media saying that the sale of its share of petroleum to local buyers could be considered. He had noted that what government wanted was a profitable model.In 2017, Director of Advisory Services at Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas, had revealed that the cost to construct an oil refinery in Guyana would be US$5 billion. Haas had been tasked with carrying out a feasibility study for an oil refinery in Guyana. According to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Cabinet is still to review the findings of the study.The feasibility study found that it would be too costly for the Government to invest in an oil refinery. The consultant had said that the final results of the study show that Guyana would be “destroying over half the value of your investment the day you commission your refinery.”The company looked at economic models used in other oil-producing countries and compared them with the scale and complexity of Guyana’s potential oil market to come up with the recommendations. Expert opinions from oil and engineering companies were also taken on board.But persons have expressed an interest in building an oil refinery in Guyana. A team of professional foreign investors has expressed interest in establishing an oil refinery in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), with the intention of providing technical skills training to the community’s workforce and education sector.Prospects for the initiative were discussed on Wednesday when the team met with regional stakeholders at the office of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Linden.The team was led by US-based Ghanian entrepreneur Quincy Sintim-Aboagye who owns an oil company and Alfred Fafali Adagbedu who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seaweld Engineering Limited in Ghana.Apart from the refinery, the team had also expressed intentions to establish a hotel and to develop economic avenues for local farming. The two sides also discussed the possibility of implementing training at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI). The investors have posited that there will be opportunities for job creation and training in areas such as welding.Other benefits they had highlighted are cheaper gas and electricity prices with additional interests in crude oil, bauxite expansion, the establishment of an industrial complex in Guyana.After its 10th discovery of oil in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil has estimated the recoverable resource in the block to be five billion oil equivalent barrels. At US$50 a barrel, that equates to well over US$200 billion.Then there is the fact that two subsequent discoveries were made earlier this year. In addition, an independent assessment, or competent persons report, had found that 2.9 billion barrels of oil existed in the Orinduik block.
0Shares0000Mexico beat South Korea to edge towards last 16. Photo/REUTERSROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 23 – Mexico laid one foot in the World Cup’s last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after goals from Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela clinched a 2-1 victory in Rostov on Saturday.Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country, after 104 appearances, with Vela earlier opening the scoring through yet another penalty kick. Son Heung-min’s stunning long-range effort in stoppage time gave South Korea a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late.Mexico lead Group F on six points after two games, having backed up their shock victory against Germany with another display to suggest they can go deep in this tournament.South Korea, beaten by a Sweden penalty in their first match, had their chances but again lacked cutting edge up front.Yet to register a single point in Russia, they are left needing a miracle to progress.After 28 games at the World Cup, there have now been 14 spot-kicks, 11 of them converted, and there could be little complaint about this one, coming after a blatant handball by Jang Hyun-soo, Vela stepping up to convert.In temperatures around 35 degrees Celsius, Mexico were rewarded for another controlled performance that combined possession in midfield with pace and penetration in attack. Hirving Lozano, the match-winner against Germany, was excellent again in particular.Before their opening goal, however, it was South Korea that created the better chances.Only a brilliant saving tackle from Lozano denied Lee Yong tapping in at the back post before Son saw three quick-fire shots come to nothing, the first two blocked, the last skewed wide.But Mexico’s penalty in the 27th minute was clear. Jang tried to block Andres Guardado’s cross but inexplicably slid with his arm outstretched above him and the ball struck the defender’s hand.Vela was made to wait by goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo, who played for time by swigging his water and chatting to his team-mates, but there was no mistake. Vela slid home.The game became more open in the second half as South Korea perhaps pushed too hard too soon, and it was little surprise when Mexico doubled their lead.They were fortunate not to concede a foul for a clear trip by Hector Herrera in the build-up but Lozano found Hernandez and the striker did the rest. The former Manchester United striker’s dummy-shot fooled the lunging Jang before a scuffed finish rolled past Jo.Son should have capitalised on a Rafael Marquez mistake late on but made amends in the 93rd minute with a fabulous effort that soared into the corner. Mexico, however, held on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“There has been a head count at LG offices and unfortunately, Odu has been confirmed dead. His family has already been informed,” said Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) vice chairman James Magayi.Oduor was among the LG officials who held a meeting with SJAK on Tuesday morning, working on preparations to launch an improved partnership between the two on the Kenyan Premier League player of the Month Awards.Unfortunately, that would be the last time Oduor would be seen alive as hours later, he was dead.He sent out a series of tweets saying that their offices were under siege from unknown gunmen, but at around 4pm when he sent out his last, nothing was heard of him, with his phone going off.What’s happening at 14 Riverside man. We’re trapped in our buildings— James Odu Cobra (@Oducobra) January 15, 2019Gunshots and non-stop explosions— James Odu Cobra (@Oducobra) January 15, 2019Waaaah. What’s happening at 14 Riverside fam? Any news from out there?— James Odu Cobra (@Oducobra) January 15, 2019Friends and family frantically made efforts to reach him, all unsuccessful until Wednesday morning when it was confirmed he was among the people killed by the terrorists.Not only was Oduor key in the SJAK/LG partnership, but was also a huge football enthusiast and a freelance journalist with his own channel, Wadau TV.“Congratulations on being shortlisted. Mine did not make it but I am happy that we have at least four Kenyans. I must try again next time,” Oduor told Capital FM Sports writer Timothy Olobulu when they last met at the SJAK end-year party last month, in reference to his shortlist on the AIPS Media Awards where he had also submitted his work from Wadau TV.Kenyan football fans poured into social media to pay their respects to Oduor whose jovial and friendly nature had cut across.“No one ever defended me the way you did @Oducobra, even when I was clearly on the wrong. Rest easy me bredda, that birthday playlist you were preparing yesterday before the attack, me ago buss it loud. You are my friend for life,” one of his very close friends, journalist Jeff Kinyanjui tweeted.No one ever defended me the way you did @Oducobra, even when I was clearly on the wrong. Rest easy me bredda, that birthday playlist you were preparing yesterday before the attack, me ago buss it loud. You are my friend for life ♥️ pic.twitter.com/oa4jmbywPX— Jeff Kinyanjui (@Nyash88) January 16, 2019Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Boss Nick Mwendwa said; “Fare thee well my friend. Your good spirit will live on in football. You did your part. We shall do ours and remember you.”Fare thee well my friend. Your good spirit will live on in football. You did your part. We shall do ours and remember you. pic.twitter.com/k0BO9Qzxs6— Nick Mwendwa (@Nmwendwa) January 16, 2019Go well Odu Cobra…..you tried your best to escape but they got you. We celebrate your birthday today knowing you are a hero. Wadau TV will live on…..— Mike Okinyi (@MikeOkinyi) January 16, 2019It is with a heavy heart that we must share the sad news of the passing of a great man James Oduor Cobra aka ODu….You were and are still an inspiration to all, with a heart that radiated love and warmth through all our lives. You will truly be missed and forever remembered. pic.twitter.com/6DlQQQn4Kv— SonySugarFC (@SonySugarFC) January 16, 2019So saddened to loose him on his birthday. Rest with the Angeles Cobra#KenyaAttack pic.twitter.com/Oc70vMR7IW— Jeff Ougo Millionaire@Heart💸 (@ougo_odiwuor) January 16, 2019Late on Wednesday afternoon, LG confirmed the demise of Oduor.“Following the tragic attack at the 14 Riverside office park, it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of James Radido – lovingly known as Odu Cobra amongst his family, friends and colleagues at LG. On behalf of the LG family, we extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones and all who knew him.“Over the last four years, James has had valuable impact among his colleagues at LG. Outside work, his great passion for Kenyan football saw him start the “Wadau TV”- an online show for football fans.“During this difficult time, we extend all our support to his family as we mourn the loss of not just an incredible employee, but a truly inspiring and genuine human being. LG is in contact with his immediate family and we will offer our support during this difficult time,” LG Electronics East Africa Managing Director, said.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000James Oduor ‘Odu Cobra’ was a lover of football and owned Wadau TV. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – Until the afternoon of January 15, 2019, James Oduor, known by most of his close friends as ‘Odu Cobra’ was a healthy, banter-loving, football enthusiast working with South Korean Electronics company LG in Nairobi.But, Cobra hissed his last in the late hours of the day, on the eve of his birthday, as his young life was taken away by a terrorist’s bullet when a reported group raided the DusitD2 hotel, where the company’s offices are located.
1 Reading defender Chris Gunter has signed a new one-year contract with the Championship club.Gunter’s current deal was due to run out at the end of the season and he could have walked away as a free agent.But the Wales international has enjoyed his time at the Madejski Stadium, making over 100 appearances for Reading following his move from Nottingham Forest back in 2012.Reading boss Steve Clarke was thrilled to secure the signature of the 25-year-old for another season.Clarke said: “Chris is an important member of the first team squad and, once I knew there was an option to extend Chris’ contract, I asked the club to take it up immediately.“Consistency of performance is what every manager wants from his players and Chris delivers consistently good performances.” Chris Gunter
Diego Godin and Koke – Atletico pair to move and send Filipe Luis back? Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Left-back Luis, who left Atletico for Chelsea last summer, could be used to take Godin and Koke to England. Godin has been one of the pillars in Atletico’s superb defence, while 23-year-old Koke has impressed a lot in the middle of the park since coming through the academy. It has been rumoured that talks are underway between the two clubs. Antoine Griezmann – Give Atletico £47.3m and he’s yours! Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Yet more contact with Atletico Madrid could see Antoine Griezmann arrive. However, reports in Spain say the club must hand over £47.3m for a player, who joined for £24m in August and has scored 22 goals in 34 Liga games. Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon goal machine – Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – In France Lacazette has scored 27 goals in 31 games for hometown club Lyon and with Didier Drogba possibly leaving, Chelsea may be on the lookout for another striker. However, the 23-year-old is also being tracked by PSG and Liverpool. 6 6 6 Man United have begun their summer upheaval early and signed Memphis Depay, so how are their rivals shaping up?Here, talkSPORT has the latest news on possible arrivals at Stamford Bridge in the summer.FIVE PLAYERS CHELSEA COULD SELL TO FUND SUMMER SPENDINGOne player who is unlikely to be going anywhere is Valencia’s 19-year-old full-back Jose Gaya, who has signed a new contract, which will keep him at Valencia until 2020.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest rumours. Paul Pogba – Barca have massive £60m bid rejected by Juve – Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Due to Barcelona’s transfer ban the move would not have happened until 2016, with the reported £60m fee being paid in instalments, but the Serie A champions have rejected the offer. Chelsea and PSG remain interested in the player, as confirmed by his agent Mino Raiola, who claims Pogba is liked by “all big and smart clubs” 6 6 John Stones – England defender’s development to be aided by John Terry? Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest players linked to Chelsea – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is said to be an admirer of young England defender John Stones, who has flourished in the Everton defence alongside Phil Jagielka. The Mail claim that despite the club’s reluctance to sell the 20-year-old, they would find it hard to resist a big offer. Stones joined Everton from Barnsley in a £3m deal in 2013 and is also able to play at right-back, though the Blues are also keeping an eye on his Toffees team-mate, Seamus Coleman. 6 Andrea Pirlo – Juventus and Italy stalwart contacted over shock move! – He may be 35, but one report in Italy has linked Chelsea and Liverpool with a move for Pirlo. On Monday, he said: Ending my Juventus story by pocketing the Champions League would be a dream come true. But I won’t stop playing, I’ll go on as long as I have the same great desire to keep training every day.”
CALABASAS – Two elementary school boys are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting their classmates in campus bathrooms, authorities said Wednesday. After a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigation at Lupin Hill Elementary School, deputies concluded that fewer than 10 children, all between the ages of 5 and 8, were involved, sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and declined to comment. It’s unclear whether the boys – who are both 8 – will be charged. At least one of the accused boys was cited for investigation of sodomy, but Scott said prosecutors will decide what, if any, charges will be pursued. “We’re not looking to prosecute these children, we’re looking to get them help,” Scott said. “It would have been a crime if the children were old enough to commit a crime. … There was substantial sexual contact between the children.” The two children were cited in the last few weeks. Scott would not say how long the alleged conduct took place, but said it was over an extended period. All the children interviewed were given the choice of having a school official present, which many did, Scott said. The interviews occurred over several days without the children’s parents present, which is routine procedure, he added. The father of one of the accused boys said he was upset at school and law enforcement officials for not notifying him about his son’s alleged involvement until after the investigation was finished. “The thing I found most irritating is the police going in and extracting a so-called confession without notifying us at all,” he said. He maintains that although his son admitted to him that he did participate in inappropriate behavior in the boys’ restroom, he said he didn’t commit sodomy. The boy has since been suspended from school and faces permanent expulsion. His father said he thinks the school overreacted. “They decided to play extreme hardball, and we’re going to have a major showdown once we get to court,” he said. Principal Sheila J. Grady did not return a call seeking comment, but in a Nov. 5 letter to Lupin Hill parents, she said the school has “plans to revisit age-appropriate touching lessons with professional advisors.” “Students at Lupin Hill are safe and protected,” she wrote. “Our staff members are vigilant in assuring the safety of all students. The vigilance of the adults on campus is the reason that this situation came to light.” But at least one parent has voiced frustration over what she sees as a lack of supervision on campus. “You want to know how 10 kids end up in the bathroom?” said Alyssa Clemsen, whose daughter attends Lupin Hill and plans to voice her complaints with the Las Virgenes Unified School District. “They’re unsupervised, that’s how.” email@example.com 818-713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An employers group has warned against any increase in the national minimum wage while the economy is under threat from Brexit.The Small Firms Association said the drop in sterling has already left Irish goods 19% more expensive in the British market.The association said that no additional cost pressures should be placed on small businesses at a time when they are so vulnerable. This week the Low Pay Commission will present its report to Government on any increase in the national minimum wage, which currently stands at €9.15 per hour.Elsewhere, new British foreign minister and top Brexit backer Boris Johnson has pledged Britain would continue to play a leading role in Europe as he met his European Union peers for the first time.“We have to give effect to the will of the people and leave the European Union but … we are not going in any way to abandon our leading role in European participation,” Mr Johnson said.He said he had a “very good conversation” on the subject with EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini yesterday. “I am very much looking forward to meeting my colleagues,” he added.Mr Johnson was a key player in the 23 June Brexit referendum and his appointment last week stunned many in Europe, with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault saying he had lied to voters during the campaign.He also infuriated many by comparing the EU’s ambitions for closer integration to Adolf Hitler’s.Ms Mogherini said the two had “a good exchange on the main issues on the agenda today”.She refused to be drawn on Britain’s negotiations for its departure from the bloc, which EU leaders insist can only start once London invokes Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty to trigger the divorce. Britain remains a member of the EU until those negotiations are completed, she added.CONCERNS OVER MINIMUM WAGE AFTER BREXIT VOTE was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:BrexitIrelandminimum wage
Donegal native Fr Ambrose O’Gorman survived bombing raids during the second World War and a terrifying plane crash in 1960, but this week the popular cleric celebrated his 102nd birthday.The Kilmacrennan native still enjoys attending mass in St. Patrick’s Churches in Ballyshannon and Belleek. Despite his close brushes with death, the much loved priest celebrated turning 102 with a brilliant birthday bash in Shannagh Nursing Home in Belleek.Fr Ambrose was born in Kilmacrennan. Once he was ordained he spent most of his time as a priest for over 40 years mostly in Essex. He was attached to parishes in Chelmsford, Basildon and lastly, as Parish Priest in Newbury Park. He survived the German bombing raids during the second World War, Fr Ambrose recalled that period saying, “It was a terrifying time”, he said, once cowering under a chair during one German bombing raid.“We had a shelter in the house and I once hid under a chair with my beads and saying the Rosary.“I worried a lot then, we hardly discussed it among the priests but I do remember saying I was never going to learn German.Fr Ambrose also recalled the terrifying moment he cheated death, when the plane to Dublin he was travelling on crashed and burst into flames. On January 7, 1960, Father Ambrose had a miraculous escape he and 58 passengers and crew were aboard a British European Airways flight from Dublin which crashed in dense fog at London’s Heathrow Airport.“I remember a loud bang and just before the crash nudging the man beside me.“I asked him what was wrong but he was a dreadful colour, so I didn’t ask any more questions.“The plane burst into flames, but we all managed to get safely off.“All I had was the new suit from Clery’s that I was wearing, and my breviary, because I had been praying. “The fog was so bad that it took them more then two hours to find us, even though they had spotlights.“We were all huddled in little groups and had to shout so that they could locate us.The special milestone was celebrated at Shannagh Private Nursing Home in Belleek, where the ‘remarkable’ figure has lived in recent years.Marking his birthday celebrations quietly with staff and residents, his 102 years were marked at a special mass. Among those to join Fr. Ambrose were priesthood friends from Ballyshannon. The Rev. Fr. Cathal O’Fearrai, Ballyshannon was the main celebrant and other clergy took part before the priests joined him for tea.Fr. Ambrose served as a priest for over 40 years mostly in Essex where he was attached to parishes in Chelmsford, Basildon and lastly, as Parish Priest in Newbury Park.Having returned to Ballyshannon on retirement, he moved around eight years ago into Shannagh Private Nursing Home, where he is ‘good form’.Described as a “remarkable” man, who is “very independent,” Fr. Ambrose is also acknowledged for his “very good memory”.A staff member at Shannagh mentioned yesterday that “he never forgets anything” and that he has a powerful memory!He loves getting cards and meeting people, she said, adding that he “loves visiting people and people visiting him.”DONEGAL PRIEST WHO CHEATED DEATH 54 YEARS AGO CELEBRATES 102ND BIRTHDAY was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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)Tags:102nd birthdayBallyshannonDonegal PriestEssexhome-page featuresnewsPlane CrashWW2
Wayne Rooney has revealed Everton were happy to let him leave the club towards the end of the season.England’s record goalscorer is set to make his debut for new club DC United on Saturday when they take on Vancouver at the Audi Field stadium. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Rooney scored eleven goals for Everton last season moving on Latest Transfer News RANKED IN DEMAND LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “For whatever reason, I still don’t know. I felt I was doing okay, I was top goal scorer [despite] playing most of the season from midfield.“But that’s football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision.”Rooney also revealed he had other offers on the table before signing his three-and-a-half-year contract with DC United.He added: “I said to Everton, ‘Listen, I’m not a kid and if this [leaving the club] is what you want, tell me. If you want me to stay, tell me’ and we talked about it.“So, this option became available as well as a few different ones, and I just felt this was the right one.” Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED targets LIVING THE DREAM Great day for the opening of @audifield. Can’t wait to play there this Saturday 🏟⚫️🔴 #DCU pic.twitter.com/JBF5ffijB3— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 10, 2018Rooney was the Toffees’ top scorer last season with eleven goals in all competitions after making a return to his boyhood club last summer.He signed a two-year deal with Everton but Rooney claimed he had no choice but to find a new club after they made it clear they were happy to see him leave.In an interview with ESPN, Rooney said: “Obviously at Manchester United that [playing] wasn’t happening as much as I would have liked and I quite easily could have stayed there with two years left on my contract and picked up the wages and been happy with that and that’s it.“But I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I’ve said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they’d be happy for me to leave.