Teen star Billy Gilmour backed to shine by Chelsea’s Barkley


first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song EverHidden For A Thousand Years – A Secret Of The Great Wall Of China7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them “With injuries it gives opportunities for other lads to take and the manager is willing to put lads in. If you deserve the chance and play well you get in the team.” He said Gilmour impressed every day in training. Ross Barkley has praised teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour after his sparkling performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win against Liverpool. Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour impressed against Liverpool The 18-year-old Scot belied his rookie status to boss Tuesday’s fifth-round victory over the Premier League champions-elect, deservedly winning the man-of-the-match award. He mopped up in defence, set up attacks and even nutmegged Brazil midfielder Fabinho in a virtuoso coming-of-age performance at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said he had absolute trust in Gilmour, describing him as “huge in talent”. The club’s injury crisis could pave the way for the youngster’s full Premier League debut against Everton this weekend. Barkley has offered a ringing endorsement of the former Rangers youth star. “Billy was ready for his chance against Liverpool and he took it,” he said.Advertisement Read Also: Chelsea face uncertainty over Abraham injury “For a young lad he is really mature with his ability on the ball, he makes the right decision most of the time,” he said. “He is similar to Jorginho. He is a quality player and a good addition to the squad. “He recently moved into the first-team changing room with us and he’s settled in really well and long may it continue. He is always asking questions as well, which is a sign of a player that wants to improve and do well for the club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Creekside Development to add housing in Batesville


first_imgBatesville, In. — Housing starved Batesville will soon get a 24-acre, 64-lot subdivision west of the Kroger store off of State Road 229. The homes will be under $200,000 and from 1,200 to 1,500-square feet.Lawrenceburg-based Land Consultants has asked and received a variance to reduce roadway width from 24-feet to 22-feet and eliminate underdrains on a portion of the project.The development has been proposed by local businessmen Charlie Gillman and Luke Pierson.last_img

Rooney waits on Fergie’s final team


first_img Rooney was not even on the bench for Ferguson’s final home game before his retirement, against Swansea on Sunday, after asking for a transfer. When Ferguson selects his line-up to play West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday he is likely to pick a team symbolic of his years at Old Trafford, with starting places for Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, plus Robin van Persie. Until recently that would have included Rooney, but the 27-year-old could well find himself left out in the cold again. Press Association Although United have stated that Rooney must honour his contract, which has two years left to run, there is a strong chance the England forward will be sold in the summer even if he decides to withdraw his request now that Ferguson is retiring. Ferguson said on Sunday that Rooney “was not keen to play” ahead of the 2-1 win over Swansea. “I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he has asked for a transfer,” Ferguson said. Much will depend on the view of Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes, who managed Rooney at Everton but later sued him for libel – and won – over remarks in the player’s autobiography. That issue has been patched up, but Rooney’s future is already top of Moyes’ new in-tray. United defender Rio Ferdinand insists everybody at the club must prove themselves to Moyes – no matter who they are. Speaking to MUTV, Ferdinand said: “We’ve got to prove ourselves to the new manager. He’s going to come in with new ideas, new rules, a new regime. “No matter how long you’ve been here – whether it’s the likes of Giggsy or myself, we’re going to be in the same boat as people like Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley. We have got to make sure he feels we’re the right people to start each game.” center_img Wayne Rooney is facing the possibility of having played his last game in a Manchester United shirt as Sir Alex Ferguson decides on the squad for his final game in charge.last_img read more

Laudrup unhappy over denied penalty


first_img The West Ham substitute had his arm raised as he leapt to block a Nathan Dyer cross, and Laudrup had no doubt his side should have had a spot-kick. “I think we deserved more, but on the other hand Jaaskelainen had made two or three fantastic saves, so you can’t do anything about that,” he said. “There was a lot of emotion in the end which was about the penalty which was not given. “I know I always say that a referee or a linesman only has one second, but I mean it is so clear when you have your arm up like that. “If you have your arm down you can talk about hand to ball or ball to hand, but when you have your arm up there and it hits you, normally nine out of 10 times it is a penalty. “Of course when you have a case like this in the 91st minute, there are a lot of emotions. “But we know that the relationship between Swansea and penalties is not the best, even if we got one last weekend against Sunderland after 50-something (56) games. “Not to be funny, but maybe the fans and everybody here should buy a t-shirt to say that ‘I was there when Swansea got a penalty’. “But it is done and it’s gone and we can’t turn back. It’s just that when you have a situation like this, we have had penalties against us for things like that. “It is a reflex because no-one wants the ball in his hand but the rules are that if you move your arm and it touches, it is a penalty. But not today, maybe another day.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who did not attend his post-match press conference, again opted to start with a side containing no recognised striker, and their 4-6-0 formation stymied Swansea’s passing game, while they carried a potent threat from set-pieces at the other end. But Laudrup was content with his side’s display as they look forward to next Sunday’s derby with local rivals Cardiff. “I knew it would be very difficult as they enjoyed huge success playing like this against Totteham, winning 3-0,” said Laudrup. “We knew they would play without a striker and with six in midfield and it is difficult. “You also know they are so good at set-pieces and we had some problems when they had four or five consecutively in the first half. “We don’t have the tallest guys but in the second half, despite not being at our best, we controlled it. “They sat very deep and Jaaskelainen was man of the match for me. “I always want to win but we move up the table and this is okay.” Allardyce felt his team had done enough to secure all three points, and believes the lack of a clinical edge in front of goal has hindered them so far this season. Allardyce told the BBC: “We should have had it over and done with by half-time. “We showed our classic counter-attacking football, but unfortunately finishing qualities let us down. “We limited Swansea to one header from a set-piece. In the second half we didn’t pass it as well as in the first. It’s disappointing. “It’s our fifth clean sheet in nine matches but we have only nine points in total and that’s not good enough. “If we scored in some of these matches we’d be sitting pretty. They were simple chances today and not difficult ones.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup felt his side were denied a clear penalty during their 0-0 draw with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium. In a turgid game of few clear chances the Hammers’ dead-ball threat troubled their hosts all afternoon, with Angel Rangel hooking a long Razvan Rat free-kick off the line, while Guy Demel and Kevin Nolan also spurned sights of goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen made two point-blank stops to deny Chico Flores and Wilfried Bony at the other end, but the hosts were most aggrieved by referee Phil Dowd’s decision to turn down a stoppage-time appeal for handball against Joe Cole. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Hardik Pandya set to replace Virat Kohli? India all-rounder flies to New Zealand for series


first_imgHardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspension lifted by CoA.Pandya, Rahul were suspended for ‘outrageous’ comments on Koffee With Karan.Virat Kohli has been rested for two ODIs, three T20Is in New Zealand. Pandya and Rahul’s crass comments on the show ‘Koffee With Karan’, where they spoke about hooking up with multiple women, were criticised by one and all and led to a social media storm. While Diana Edulji wanted the BCCI office-bearers to be involved in deciding the fate of the two cricketers, CoA chief Vinod Rai had dismissed the suggestion as it would have been in violation of the Board constitution. The CoA said the decision to suspend the two was taken under “Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution”, which covers players’ conduct that can bring the Board into disrepute.The idea of letting the players get on with the game was first mooted by BCCI acting president CK Khanna, who wanted the suspensions to be lifted pending inquiry. In fact, Khanna refused to convene a Special General Meeting (SGM), which was the demand of at least 14 affiliated units. Most of these officials have allegiance to former board president N Srinivasan. “I did not wish this issue to turn into an administrative mess. For me, it was paramount that Hardik and Rahul return to action and inquiry can also simultaneously continue. If Ben Stokes could continue playing while the court case was on, why can’t that be applicable for Pandya and Rahul,” Khanna said. “I did not convene the SGM as it was against the laws stated in the BCCI constitution. Hardik and Rahul have been punished enough and they will emerge as better human beings. For now, the focus should be on winning World Cup where Hardik might play a massive part.””The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman,” read a statement from the CoA, issued by the BCCI which resulted in the suspension of the two players being lifted.Karan Johar, the host of Koffee With Karan, also pleaded for a closure. “I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I have had so many so many sleepless nights just wondering about how I can undo this damage, who is gonna listen to me,” he had told ‘ET Now’. The CoA has also decided to introduce a behavioural counselling programme for all representative national teams. Pandya and Rahul are expected to attend these classes with the senior team which will also have sessions on gender sensitisation. New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspension was lifted by the Committee of Administrators on Thursday, giving them massive relief and paving the way for the duo to resume playing cricket. According to a BCCI media release, Pandya will fly to New Zealand at the earliest while Rahul will join the India A squad for the series against England Lions. If Karnataka manage to overcome Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy semi-final, it is reported that Rahul could play for the team in the final should they make it. Pandya will miss the second ODI in Mount Maunganui but he could be available for the third ODI which will be played on Monday at the same venue. However, it will be a big decision whether Pandya can immediately slot back in the Indian cricket team as he has not had a chance to play international cricket following a back injury which he sustained in the Asia Cup in 2018 which sidelined him for a couple of months.Pandya’s inclusion comes at a time when Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the final two One Day International matches against New Zealand in the five-match ODI series. He will also be missing the three-match T20 series against New Zealand, starting on February 6. The BCCI declared that Rohit Sharma will be captain of the Indian side in Kohli’s absence. In a statement, the BCCI said, “Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia. There will be no replacement for Kohli in the squad for the New Zealand series.”With Pandya joining the squad and with Kohli being rested, the team composition for the third, fourth and fifth games against New Zealand will be interesting. Will the team management get Pandya in for Kohli? Will Rohit risk slotting Pandya in the lower-middle order and push MS Dhoni to number four? With Kohli out after the ODIs in Mount Maunganui, who occupies the No.3 slot will be vital for India in the series. India currently lead the five-match series 1-0 after hammering New Zealand by eight wickets in Napier. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bolt on show for final time as IAAF World Championships opens today


first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – The track and field world is set to bid farewell to the greatest sprinter of all-time in Usain Bolt when the IAAF World Championships gets going here this weekend.Jamaican Bolt, a legend of the sport, will race for the final time at the August 4-13 showpiece before calling time on a decorated career that has brought him multiple World and Olympic titles over the last decade.An 11-time World champion, Bolt, despite winning the men’s 200m at the last four World Championships, will only settle for the 100m this time around.And despite having only three 100m races this season and a season-best of 9.95 seconds, the irrepressible athlete told journalists he was ready and that the headline after tomorrow’s 100m final would read “unbeatable, unstoppable Bolt”.“I am not worried. It’s a championships, it’s a final, so it’s all about who can keep their nerves,” said the three-time Olympic sprint double champion.“If I show up for a championships, if I am here, you know I am fully confident and ready to go.“The last race I ran 9.95 and it showed I am going in the right direction, so after these two rounds leading up to the final, which always help me then for me I am going forward.”Jamaican Elaine Thompson and Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo are two other Caribbean headliners for the meet.The 24-year-old Thompson, the reigning Olympic sprint double champion, will also run only the women’s 100m, which gets going tomorrow.Miller-Uibo, the Olympic Games 400m champion, takes on the 200/400m double but according to her, special focus will be on the one-lap event.“I think I am pretty ready. Everything is going well,” Miller-Uibo said yesterday.“The main thing is the 400m so once I get done with the 400m, the 200m is just there for play. I just want to go out there and have fun with it.”Meanwhile, seven other Caribbean athletes will be in action on today’s opening day.Antigua and Barbuda’s Chavaughn Walsh will be in the preliminaries of the men’s 100m, along with Barbadians Mario Burke and Ramon Gittens, and Bahamian Warren Fraser.They are challenging for a place in the heats, the stage at which Bolt enters later in the evening.In the men’s discus, Jamaicans Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle are down to contest the opening round. The 23-year-old is the world number two with a throw of 68.88 metres.Damar Forbes and Ramone Bailey, both Jamaicans, will be the English-speaking Caribbean’s representatives in the men’s long jump.The opening day’s activities will end with the men’s 10 000m final.last_img read more

WLAX : Orange looks for 5th straight home victory in matchup with rival Big Red


first_img Published on April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Gary Gait said Cornell is playing for respect. The Big Red has not had a strong season, struggling even more than Syracuse, but the upstate New York rivals are not to be discounted in the SU head coach’s mind.The unranked Big Red has a 5-7 record. Syracuse (7-7) has spent all but two weeks this season in the Top 25. Cornell lost at home to a Rutgers team that Syracuse beat on the road. Syracuse has played one of the hardest schedules in the nation this season. Cornell hasn’t.But Gait expects Cornell to come to the Carrier Dome and give the Orange a run for its money.‘They’re always going to play us tough,’ Gait said. ‘The last two years they haven’t been in the Top 10 or anything like that, but they’ve been tough to us. They show up. It’s an upstate rivalry, and I think they always play for respect.’Despite Tuesday’s matchup with Cornell being a single nonconference game amid a run of eight Big East matchups, Syracuse expects the Big Red to maintain or even escalate the level of play the Orange has been facing. Five of Cornell’s players went to high school in the greater Syracuse area, creating a local rivalry between the two squads.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won its past four home games and is looking to continue its hot streak against the Big Red as the season enters the final stretch. SU is coming off a win Saturday against a Cincinnati team winless in Big East play. While the game was important for SU’s conference record — and also clinched a Big East tournament berth for the Orange — it was somewhat of a prelude to the Cornell matchup.Saturday’s game gave Syracuse a chance to experiment and work out the kinks. It fostered confidence. Even if that confidence will be tested by Cornell.‘You feel good,’ Gait said. ‘Everybody feels happy, but you’ve got to stay focused and mentally tough because you’re going to have a much bigger challenge coming Tuesday.’Although the Cornell matchup has no bearing on Syracuse’s playoff chances, senior attack Tee Ladouceur said the players do not think of the game any differently. Fellow attack Michelle Tumolo said any game can indirectly affect the playoffs.‘Every game’s a game,’ Tumolo said. ‘It’s just a step to getting better.’As has been the case for much of the season, Syracuse’s main focus will be on winning draw controls. The team struggled with winning the draw for much of the season.Cornell’s strengths lie in its offense. Syracuse will watch out for some leadership in the attack, specifically from the captain, Libby Johnson. Defender Janelle Stegeland said after watching film of the Big Red, the defense is preparing for some of its specific offensive plays.‘They’ve got a great crease play,’ Stegeland said. ‘We watched film this morning, and we see them running that a lot. So I think we’ll definitely be focusing on that.’But for a Syracuse team that is 2-6 in nonconference games, Cornell will provide a final chance to improve its record outside the Big East. This will also be the last game the seniors play at home, although Senior Night took place Saturday.Last year, Syracuse traveled to Cornell and won 7-6, thanks to a save by goalie Liz Hogan as time expired. Going into that game, Syracuse had a record of 9-4 while Cornell was just 7-5.So this year, SU looks at the matchup with Cornell as only a rivalry game once again. It goes beyond numbers, meaning the Big Red’s subpar season doesn’t mean a thing.‘Regardless of what either team’s records say, it’s going to be a good game, a hard-fought game,’ Hogan said. ‘We’re going to need to come out strong and play them well.’alguggen@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Freshman Ulbrich contributes on both ends of field in 3-1 win over Louisville


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Freshmen Annalena Ulbrich and Laura Hurff have practiced corner shots together countless times in their rookie season. So when the duo locked eyes as Ulbrich was about to take a corner shot with eight minutes remaining in the first half, they had already visualized the goal-scoring play that was about to ensue.Ulbrich fired her pass from the top of the circle that just barely nicked off the stick of Hurff and into the net to give No. 13 Syracuse (9-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) a one-goal lead over No. 5 Louisville (10-3, 3-2), and the goal spearhead a 3-1 winning effort for the Orange.Hurff credited Ulbrich as being the key factor to setting the play up in the moments before the corner shot. Despite being listed as a defender, Ulbrich has been an invaluable asset to the offense and showed why in the win over the Cardinals. “I made eye contact with (Ulbrich) so I tried to cut in front of the defender,” Hurff said. “My stick just happened to hit the ball and I turned around and it was unbelievable.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGiven the enormous amount of success on the field for Ulbrich, her confidence can go unquestioned. What seems to be understated is her ability to quickly learn and adapt to her role in the first year on the team.Head coach Ange Bradley mentioned her team is playing with more confidence given the increased comfortability gained by the four starting freshmen and the way they are taking to a new system — with Ulbrich at the center of that.“An area we’ve been working on is the different thirds of the field,” Bradley said. “Laura had her stick in the right place at the right time that play.“It’s nice to see it all come together.”In a nearly identical scenario, Ulbrich again was taking a penalty corner later in the game. She fired the ball in past the swarm of defenders from the top of the circle. Her stick, however, made contact with a Louisville defender who dropped to her knees after the contact was made, and the goal was waived off.Ulbrich is tied for the team lead in goals with eight, all of which have come from the top of the circle on penalty corners. Her four shots on goal against the Cardinals were second most of any player on either team.She also provides as a backbone to the SU defense, often standing the furthest back as the last line of defense between her and the goalie. The constant back-and-forth of offense and defense is a unique combination, but even as a rookie she knows it’s her responsibility.“This is my job,” Ulbrich said. “I got used to it, even though it took me awhile.”She demonstrated her defensive prowess with just over 1:30 remaining in the game and the Cardinals on the comeback trail after notching a late goal to cut their deficit to two. Louisville was threatening again around the Syracuse circle. Ulbrich intercepted a pass and proceeded to skillfully navigate her way through a swarm of defenders to clear the ball.A fundamentally sound defense was a necessity for the Orange against the fifth-ranked team in the country, and Ulbrich knows how crucial of a piece she is to the counterattack. Her presence in the backfield is an intimidating one for opposing teams, and she helped force numerous errant passes from Louisville.“In the backfield,” Ulbrich said, “We had to step up to minimize the space so they don’t have time to look for big balls to hit. “We shifted and closed up space.”While preventing the Cardinals from converting on opportunities to make big hits on the ball, that is at the forefront of Ulbrich’s repertoire. Bradley elected her as the player to take penalty corners because of her ability to out-hit nearly every player on the field, and the humble Ulbrich embarrassingly laughed when asked if she was the hardest hitter on the team.Said Ulbrich: “Yeah, I probably am.” Comments Published on October 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Volleyball heads to Michigan for weekend series


first_imgThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball, a team on a hot-streak of 11 consecutive match wins, will head to Ann Arbor and East Lansing to battle Michigan and Michigan State this weekend.With average overall records for Michigan (10-12, 5-7 Big Ten) and Michigan State (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten), University of Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield said he thinks both of these Big Ten teams bring more to the court than they are given credit for, or what their records may indicate.“They’ve had varied results on the season, and I think [they’re] two clubs that are really talented, and their highs are very high,” Sheffield said. “When they’re playing well, they can beat anybody in the country.”Some of these highs for Michigan and Michigan State come from a few key players on each squad.Senior setter Lexi Dannemiller runs Michigan’s offense and has totaled 510 assists this season. She averages 11.33 assists per set, just behind Wisconsin setter and Big Ten leader sophomore Lauren Carlini, who averages 11.42.Dannemiller is not the only weapon that fuels the Wolverine offense, however. Sophomore middle blocker Abby Cole has put up big offensive numbers for Michigan. She leads her team with 295 kills at a 3.87 kill percentage in just her second year in Ann Arbor. The 6-foot-5 Grand Haven, Michigan native was awarded Big Ten Player of the Week for the second consecutive week Oct. 20.“They’ve got one of the best setters in the country, and they’ve got a middle [blocker] who’s just a wrecking ball against anyone she’s playing against,” Sheffield said. “Dannemiller and Cole; those are two really really stud players.”Michigan State also has a key player who poses a threat in the Spartans’ backcourt.MSU’s senior libero and three-time captain Kori Moster has served as the defensive linchpin for the Spartans during her college career. From her freshman season until her most recent match, the two-time All-American passes with about 96 percent accuracy off of her opponents’ serves. Two weeks ago Moster surpassed a career total of 2,000 digs, placing her in the same category as only seven other Spartan volleyball players.“Michigan is driven by their setter. Michigan State is driven by their libero. I think those two are two of the best at their positions in the country,” Sheffield said.The Badgers seem to be driven by a handful of their own players as well, including Carlini who may stand out the most. During the press conference following Wisconsin’s sweep of Nebraska, Sheffield complimented Carlini’s control and ownership of the court. The 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year said that she looks up to historic team leaders such as Peyton Manning and Michael Jordan for inspiration when it comes to being a leader.Carlini is on the same wavelength as her head coach when contemplating the upcoming matches against both Michigan and Michigan State.“They’re really good, capable teams. Their records may not show it as much, but they have their great days. We have to be prepared for that and expect them to be on their A-game,” Carlini said.Carlini commented that she is working to connect more with her middles this week during practice in preparation for some tough defensive net play by Cole. She says the team plans to find holes in the defense and do what they can to work around Cole.“We have some momentum with us and we’re all super confident and we’re all focusing on one game at a time. Focusing on the little things and the tasks at hand,” Carlini said.As Wisconsin starts to think ahead to greater things, the coaches and players expressed that they do not let themselves get distracted or caught up with their successes on the court.“It’s nice to have it in the back of our heads that we’ve been sweeping a lot, but at the same time we don’t look back at the past, we just focus on our next opponent,” freshman outside hitter Kelli Bates explained. “We don’t talk about what’s happened. It’s [about] moving forward and getting better.”Bates and Sheffield both expressed the team’s aspiration of a Big Ten Championship title being on their radar, but it is not something that bogs them down when playing matches or participating in practices. Wisconsin has been moving through their season one game at a time and now heads to Michigan hoping to continue paving their pathway to success.“You can’t afford losing to teams in the Big Ten, especially if we want the Big Ten Championship,” Bates said. “We have to win these games.”With the possibility of the Big Ten championship getting closer with each win, it’s hard for the Badgers to not look ahead towards the bigger picture.For the time being, they’ll head to Michigan looking for two more conference wins. The Badgers will take on Michigan Friday at 6 p.m. before finishing the weekend against Michigan State Sunday at 12 p.m.last_img read more

Jamaican pensioners to get increase


first_img-Jamaican Government Pensioners including widows, widowers and dependents will receive an increase in their pensions next month..The Jamaican Cabinet gave approval for the increase with effect from July 1, 2016.Increases are applicable to pensioners who retired not later than January 1, 2014, were not less than fifty- five (55) years of age at June 30, 2016, retired on the ground of ill-health regardless of their age as at June 30, 2016; and in receipt of widows and widowers and dependents pensions which commenced prior to July 1, 2016.The Office of the Prime Minister stated that increase will be paid on gross receipt at June 30, 2016, and is applicable to compassionate awards granted for life where such awards are in respect of service; and disability allowances and additional pensions whether statutory or otherwise; granted in respect of injury or service.Where a pensioner is in receipt of a pension from more than one source, the increase should be apportioned on a pro-ratio basis.In addition, where a widow or widower is in receipt of a service related pension in his/her own right and is also a widow/widower pensioner the full increase should be given separately on each pension.Individuals who are not eligible for the increase include Governor Generals, Prime Ministers, persons previously covered by the United Kingdom/Jamaican Public Officers Agreement; Awards granted by the Citizens Distinguished Service Grants Committee; and awards granted by the Assistance Committee.last_img read more