Wales Estate closure court case– proceedings rescheduled Even though the court case regarding the severance or redeployment of workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate was heard in chambers of the High Court on Tuesday morning, the court was forced to reschedule theSugar operations will end at the Wales Estate in Decemberproceedings since attorneys for Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were a no show.The matter which was called before Justice Roxanne George at 09:00h, would have heard the arguments from plaintiffs, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) as well as defending statements from the Sugar Corporation.However, as GuySuCo’s lawyers were a no-show to the proceedings, Justice George ruled that the matter will now be heard on June 7.Tuesday’s hearing was scheduled after an interim injunction was granted on May 6 in favour of the unions, which barred the Guyana Sugar Corporation and/or their servants/ agents, from proceeding to implement the decision to sever the employment of workers from the Wales Estate, unless consultations with the workers were held.Using the injunction, GuySuCo said that it was unable to pay the 106 Wales sugar workers their severance packages even though these workers on March 22 received letters from the entity, which stated that they would have been paid on May 4.President of GAWU Komal Chand when contacted on Tuesday told Guyana Times that the Union hopes GuySuCo will honour their agreements and pay the workers.It was pointed out that the agreement between the workers and the Sugar Corporation was reached before the May 6 injunction was granted. Chand expressed that in the meantime, GuySuCo should give the 106 workers employment as they have been jobless for over a month.“While the workers have not yet received their severance payments, they ought to provide them with work or pay them in lieu of work,” he noted.The GAWU President further noted that he was surprised that the Sugar Corporation had started to transfer and sever workers since it was promised that sugar operations would close by year end.“In the first place we are taken aback that they are paying workers their severance at that time because the Minister said the factory and cane cultivation will cease in December, so in the first place these workers ought not to have been severed,” Chand pointed out.The court action was first brought on after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales estate to negotiate severance packages, without informing or involving the unions. Unions – GAWU and NAACIE – are also seeking damages in excess of $1 million for breach of statutory duty owing under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Chapter 99:08, Laws of Guyana.The judges had granted an interim injunction, restraining GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision to sever the employees until the hearing and determination of a summons returnable in Chambers.One legal expert told this newspaper that if it is agreed that severance is the best option, then negotiations on the severance package, inclusive of its calculations will commence and this must be done between GuySuCo and the two Unions.
An alleged armed robber’s body was on early Monday morning discovered in the Morris Farm community. The body, with deep, gashes to the neck and the back, was seen lying on its back along the community road.According to some community residents, the alleged armed robber was chased and later stabbed to death after he and others allegedly attacked several community residents.“During the early hours this morning, some of our neighbors were attacked, so they began to shout; after that, I heard others saying, ‘bring the man outside’ and later the entire place went silent until this morning,” an eyewitness told this newspaper. Speaking in an interview, one of the robbery victims, Emmanuel N. Whiegar Jr., confirmed the attack and said this was the second such attack. According to him, the incident occurred about 1:00 a.m. when men holding guns and cutlasses attacked him and other neighbors and took away several valuables.“After they entered our residence, I tried to put up a defense, but all of a sudden, the other guy pulled out his gun and fired it. It was just God that saved our lives last night,” he explained.Whiegar said he was also attacked earlier this month, but was not harmed due the aid of community residents.“This is the second time, so I don’t know why they keep attacking us,” he said. Also speaking to journalists was Whiegar’s pregnant girlfriend, Helena Gekpelee, who said she was beaten with a cutlass after her boyfriend managed to escape from the gunfire.“After my boyfriend escaped, they asked me for the money we keep in the house and other valuables, and I told them that we did not have anything; and then they started to beat on me with the back of a cutlass. My body is paining me and I do not have money to go to hospital,” she explained.Another victim, Miatta Tokpa, sustained injuries to her leg when one of the attackers used excessive force while stepping on her leg, she said.Residents of the Morris Farm community have meanwhile expressed fear over the increased wave of armed robberies and criminal activities there and called on the Liberia National Police to extend its regular night patrol in the area.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The federal Liberals may soon have an official candidate for the Prince George-Peace River riding.Ben Levine is currently uncontested in his candidacy for the Liberal nomination, which will take place on Monday.- Advertisement -The 40 year-old lawyer from Prince George says the Liberals hope to bring respectability back to the federal government, believing that the Harper government has undermined democracy.He says economic development is one of the key points of his platform.He says during his campaign, he will specifically focus on the softwood lumber industry and the gateway initiative, meant to strengthen both overseas trade and trade with the United States.[asset|aid=3507|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=549a0034cdc5747f99495af599e35e62-Levine 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Levine says he would like to focus on making the area around the riding an economic powerhouse and ensure that there is more of a partnership between government and the private sector.The riding has been a Conservative stronghold for several decades and Levine says he hopes to change that by speaking directly with constituents. He says the Conservatives have always taken for granted that they would hold a seat in the Prince George-Peace River riding seat, but that he will do his best to ensure that changes.
0Shares0000Referee Bibiana Steinhaus, pictured during a 2017 match, was insulted by Hertha Berlin fans © AFP/File / Tobias SCHWARZBERLIN, Germany, Apr 9 – Borussia Moenchengladbach have offered their apologies to the Bundesliga’s only female referee Bibiana Steinhaus after a group of their fans called her a ‘whore’ during a league game with Hertha Berlin.Gladbach beat Hertha 2-1 on Saturday thanks to rapid-fire goals by Thorgan Hazard after the video assistant referee (VAR) twice intervened. With the hosts 1-0 down, Steinhaus ruled out a 54th minute goal by Gladbach winger Patrick Herrmann when the VAR spotted an offside in the build-up.And the 39-year-old awarded a penalty, following a foul by Hertha defender Marvin Lustenberger on Borussia’s Nico Elvedi, only after a long delay consulting with the VAR.Her decisions incensed some home fans, who insulted Steinhaus, and Gladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl made a public apology.“As a club, we have to apologise to Mrs Steinhaus,” Eberl told broadcaster ZDF.“She is an excellent referee and such nonsense has no place on a football field.”Steinhaus, who made history by becoming the first female referee in a top league last year, said she was unaware of the insults.“I did not hear that at all. My focus and concentration were totally on the action on the pitch,” she told German daily Bild.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
He was “loved and admired by all,” a restaurant owner told AFP. Sala would come home on breaks and would never fail to kick the ball around with village youngsters, they said. Unlike some soccer stars, he would keep a low profile, not flaunting his new wealth.Emiliano Sala in November 2018, when he was playing for the French team FC Nantes © AFP/File / Jean-François MONIERAs his heartbroken father, mother and sister watched on Saturday, a giant poster of the 28-year-old hung behind his coffin, which was draped in the red and white colors of the San Martin de Progreso club where he began his career. Sala’s father, Horacio, was devastated by his son’s death, family members said, and refused for days to leave his home. Outside the club, which was at the center of the day’s commemorations, was a banner reading: “Emi, you will never walk alone.”Relatives and friends are pictured through a screen during the wake of late Argentine football player Emiliano Sala © AFP / JUAN MABROMATA“He represented a lot for us,” the club’s president, Daniel Ribero, told AFP. “We’re a small village and Emi was a celebrity, the only player to turn professional.“He was one of us. He meant a lot to us.”More than 3,000 mourners came to pay respects.“We all carry Emi in our hearts,” said Mayor Julio Muller in an emotional tribute.“I am a wreck. I didn’t come to pay my respects to a footballer; I came to pay my respects to an exceptional man, a real warrior,” said Marcelo Vada, his coach in Argentina and now leading the Bordeaux U17. Vada’s eyes were red and swollen as he wept.– Crash in the Channel –Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock talks to the press as Cardiff’s chief executive Ken Choo watches during the wake for Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in Progreso, Argentina © AFP / JUAN MABROMATASala had played for Nantes, becoming one of the top strikers in France, before being traded in January to Cardiff City in England’s Premier League in a 15 million pounds (19.3 million dollars) deal.Just two days after making the move, Sala had flown back to Nantes on January 21 to pay farewell to his former teammates. On the return flight across the English Channel, the single-engine private plane carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed near the British island of Guernsey.Sala reportedly had messaged friends from the plane, flying in rough weather, that he was “so afraid” and that the craft “seems like it’s falling to pieces.” The player’s body was recovered from the submerged wreckage on February 7 but 59-year-old Ibbotson remains missing.Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas wears a jersey in honor of Emiliano Sala ahead of the French L1 football match AS Monaco vs FC Nantes in Monaco © AFP / YANN COATSALIOUThousands of supporters — including French soccer star Kylian Mbappe and former England captain Gary Lineker — had donated a total of more than $400,000 to pay for a private sea-bottom search after authorities had given up hope of finding the plane.An inquest in England later concluded that the footballer died of “head and trunk injuries.”Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock and club executive Ken Choo traveled to Argentina to attend the ceremony Saturday.“It was important for us to come and pay the respect to the family,” Warnock told AFP. “People tell me: ‘He never played for you,’ but he was my player, I signed him, we had two or three conversations and he told me he would score the goals to keep Cardiff in the Premier League.”Representing Nantes, for whom Sala scored 42 goals in 120 league appearances, were defender Nicolas Pallois and general secretary Loic Morin.– A ‘before and an after’ –Mourners surround the hearse carrying Sala’s coffin as it leaves Club Atletico y Deportivo San Martin during the funeral service in Progreso, Argentina © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAArgentine President Mauricio Macri sent his condolences via Twitter.Before joining the Nantes side in 2015, Sala had played with Bordeaux and Orleans, gaining a reputation as a prolific scorer. Sala’s former team paid tribute to him in a French league match Sunday. Each player wore a special all-black kit for the occasion, with the Argentine’s name in large white letters on the back of each jersey.In Progreso, Mayor Muller said that for the modest farming town there would now be a “before and an after” Sala. One mourner, Miguel Angel Pereira, 68, made the 70-kilometer (43-mile) journey from Santa Fe to pay his respects on Saturday.“I wanted to be here. I was a San Martin player myself in the 1960s,” he said.Following the memorial ceremony, Sala’s body was to be cremated.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nantes’ French defender Nicolas Pallois (C-L), Emiliano Sala’s brother Dario (L) and their father Horacio Sala (R-back), along with relatives and friends carry the late footballer’s coffin the funeral service in Progreso, Argentina © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAProgreso, Argentina, Feb 16 – The death in a plane crash of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was a cruel blow to family, friends and supporters in his home village in Argentina, and on Saturday they came, grieving, from miles around to pay their respects.Through the morning, mourners gathered for a public vigil in a gymnasium in Progreso, the small farming town in Santa Fe province which Sala left as a teenager to play in Europe.
Noeleen Scanlan’s superb summer form continued on Tuesday night. She ran a time of 20.02, which gave her a 7th place finish and 1st place in the women’s race in the Donegal Creameries 5K in Killygordon. John McElhill of Finn Valley AC was the race winner in 17.18.Several Letterkenny AC runners travelled to Milford on Friday evening for the John Kilmartin Memorial 5K. The race was run in excellent conditions and, like all races put on by Milford AC, it was very well organised.Danny Mooney notched another victory, in a time of 16.26. Club mate, Fionnuala Diver, continued her impressive form and took the women’s 1st prize in a time of 17.58. Ciaran O’Donnell had a very fast finish, to come home in 18.36. He was 3rd in a very competitive M40 category. Noeleen Scanlan, running her 2nd race of the week, was the 2nd woman in 19.13. Gwyn Yemm had a good run and clocked 19.16. Sinead Peoples ran 19.46 and ensured a LAC clean sweep of the prizes in the senior women’s race.Barry Mackey continued his punishing race schedule and achieved yet another podium finish in 19.50. He took 2nd place n the M50 category. Ben George came home in 20.57. Richard Raymond, having his most successful ever summer, took the M60 prize again, in 21.35. Marian Kerr’s time of 22.09 gave her 1st prize in the W40 category. Niamh McDaid ran well and recorded a time of 23.09. A large number of LAC runners were among the prize winners.Peter McLean, dedicated Letterkenny parkrun competitor, received a reward for his commitment on Saturday morning. He ran the fastest time of his 22 parkrun 5Ks in the past 7 months. His time was 24.30, which is 3m36s faster than his 1st run on February 6th. This means he has taken an impressive 14% off his first run.Anthony Doherty was a clear winner of Sunday’s Glendowan 5K. Anthony didn’t spend much time taking in the area’s beautiful scenery, as he set a blistering pace to finish in 15.54. He was almost 3 minutes clear of his nearest challenger, Convoy AC’s James Donaghy.Darren Price is currently sidelined with an injury but he would have been delighted to see 4 members of his family keeping the Price name flying high in his absence. Sons Matthew and Jack ran 26.02 and 31.06 respectively. His wife, Claire, ran 35.13 and daughter Emma had a good run to finish in 40.54. All at Letterkenny AC wish Darren well in his fight against injury. Club member, Gerry McMonagle, had a workplace accident on Tuesday. The club wishes Gerry a speedy recovery.On behalf of my family, I (Hugh Gallagher), would like to offer sincere thanks to the large number of people who sympathised following the recent death of my father, Michael. It was gratifying to have so many club members, as well as athletes from other Donegal clubs, in attendance at the Wake and Services. Michael Gallagher, R.I.P.Words by Hugh GallagherLetterkenny Athletic Club members continue excellent form in several 5K races! was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kLetterkenny Athletic ClubNotes
Janine ErasmusThe Cape Town Open Education Declaration, launched on 22 January 2008, is an initiative aiming to transform education and make learning material more accessible by posting it online, for free. It is part of a growing worldwide trend in open education: there are already more than 100 000 of such sites available on the internet.These include the Learning Activity Management System (Lams), a tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. Then there’s the Centre for Open Sustainable Learning; Moodle, a free open-source software package designed to help educators create effective online learning communities; and Curriki, which aims to make curriculums and learning resources available to everyone.Driven by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth’s Shuttleworth Foundation and the Open Society Institute (OSI), the Cape Town Open Education Declaration forms part of a determined effort by teachers, students, web gurus and foundations to make learning and teaching materials available to all, regardless of income or geographic location.The term “open education” in this context can take several meanings. It is related to the Montessori method of education, which places emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child. It also refers to freely accessible learning and teaching aids through media such as the internet, as well as openness and flexibility of education, which in turn calls for more adaptable teaching tools.Open education is particularly significant in terms of the educational capacity of developing economies, as it suggests the potential for affordable textbooks and learning materials.International call for open educationThe declaration falls in line with a growing international movement encouraging teachers and students around the world to use the internet to share, adapt and translate classroom materials.In September 2007 the OSI and the Shuttleworth Foundation called leading campaigners for open education both in South Africa and internationally to a meeting. These included Grace Baguma of Uganda’s Department of Education, Delia Browne from the Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs in Australia, and David Wiley from the Utah State University’s Centre for Open and Sustainable Learning, as well as representatives from the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).Meeting delegates identified and discussed key strategies for developing open education. Out of this arose the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, which outlines the principles and strategies laid down atthe meeting and concludes by encouraging all stakeholders to join and sign.Strategies to help spread open educationThree strategies have been emphasised to encourage the spread of open educational resources:Educators and learners are encouraged to get involved in the open education movement, so that resources may be created, adapted and improved.Educators, authors and institutions are encouraged to make their resources openly available, in formats that facilitate both use and editing.Governments and educational institutions are urged to give top priority to education.Already translated into over a dozen languages, the declaration has been signed by hundreds of people from all walks of life. These include learners, educators, trainers, authors, publishers, educational institutions, unions, professional societies, policymakers, and foundations.The growing list of signatories includes Mark Shuttleworth, musician Peter Gabriel, Sir John Daniel, president of Commonwealth of Learning, Andrey Kortunov, president of the New Eurasia Foundation (a Russian-European-American initiative to support the development of civil society in Russia), and Yehuda Elkana, rector of the Central European University, an international postgraduate institution in the field of humanities and social sciences, based in Budapest.Driven by entrepreneur Shuttleworth“Open sourcing education doesn’t just make learning more accessible, it makes it more collaborative, flexible and locally relevant,” Mark Shuttleworth said at the launch of the declaration. “Linux is succeeding exactly because of this sort of adaptability. The same kind of success is possible for open education.”Shuttleworth helped develop Debian, a member of the Linux family – open-source software. In 2004 he funded the development of Ubuntu, a Linux variant based on Debian, through his company Canonical Ltd. Both Debian and Ubuntu are available for free, with the code open to anyone who would like to modify it.“I am particularly pleased that this launch is taking place in Africa, because Africa represents both the greatest opportunity for transformation if we get this right and perhaps the greatest risk if we fail, to really open the doors of knowledge and learning to all in the world today,” added Shuttleworth.Eve Gray of the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT commented, “Countries like South Africa need to start producing and sharing educational materials built on their own diverse cultural heritage. Open education promises to make this kind of diverse publishing possible.”Useful linksCape Town Open Education DeclarationOpen EducationThe Shuttleworth FoundationCentre for Educational TechnologyLAMSThe Centre for Open Sustainable LearningMoodleCurriki
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are making our forecast a little more active and adding some additional moisture. However, the moisture is just one part of the upcoming pattern…temps are looking to become more volatile too, seeing some more frequent swings as additional frontal boundaries work through.Today will be wet, as we expect rain to hang around through early afternoon. Rain totals today will be .1″-.6″ with coverage at 100% of Ohio. We should see rain end from west to east this afternoon, and could even see clouds break up for late day sun in some western and central areas. Eastern Ohio likely has to deal with clouds until closer to sunset. We turn much cooler behind the front, and we stay breezy. Partly to mostly sunny skies are in for tomorrow, and we are colder, but then as the sunshine stays Friday, we warm substantially. We can even be above normal for Friday afternoon.Sun starts off the weekend Saturday morning but clouds will be on the increase. The clouds yield moisture overnight as showers develop and continue through Sunday midday. Moisture totals are not impressive, running from a few hundredths to .3″ and coverage at 60%. We swing back to sunshine and warmer air for Sunday afternoon, staying mild Sunday night.A significant frontal boundary moves through on Monday. Rain and thunderstorms are likely with .25″-1″ rain totals likely over 100% of the state. Thunderstorms will be limited in scope, but will be responsible for the heaviest rain totals. Everything is done by Tuesday morning.10 Day Rain PotentialWe are much colder with partly sunny skies Tuesday, then go mostly sunny Wednesday with another warming push on south winds. A new batch of moisture debuts in our forecast this morning for the finish of next week and the end of the 10 day period. Clouds will be on the increase Thursday as the front slowly pushes towards us from the west. Then rain breaks out overnight next Thursday night and continues through Friday. Rain totals will be .6″ or less, but will again have pretty good coverage, this time around 90%.The extended period starts dry for Saturday and Sunday the 26th and 27th. Clouds increase on Monday the 28th, and afternoon/evening showers are likely. We can see up to half an inch of moisture with 70% coverage. The balance of the extended period is much colder, and in fact we see a fairly strong pattern change to finish October and move into November. Temps will be well below normal, and we cant rule out flurries in parts of the state on Wednesday the 30th. Clouds will be a bigger part of the picture in this switch to cold air too…we see some sun, but not as much as in a warmer air pattern. This will slow drying quite a bit.
India will be hosting the ICC World Twenty20 for the first time starting from March to April 3. The sixth edition of the tournament will be played in seven venues with 16 teams competing for the title.Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, NagpurThe Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium was built in 2008 and after its inauguration it replaced the old Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground as the main stadium in the city. Former international cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have lauded the ground for its top-class facilities. The seating capacity at the ground in 45,000. The first match (Test) was played at this venue between India and Australia in November 2008 and the last match was also Test between India and South Africa in November 2015. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium or HPCA Stadium is the most picturesque cricket venue in India, situated at an altitude of 1,457 m above sea level. The first match at this venue was an ODI between India and England in January 2013 and the last match being a T20I between India and South Africa in 2015. The ground has a seating capacity of 23,000. Eden Gardens, KolkataEden Gardens is second-largest cricket stadium in the world behind the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a seating capacity of 66,000. The first recorded Test at the venue was held in 1934, and its first one-day international in 1987. The Eden is home ground to Bengal Ranji Trophy team and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiThe Wankhede Stadium was built in 1974 and the first Test match was played between India and West Indies in January 1975. The ground is home ground of Mumbai Ranji team and IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. India won the World Cup 2011 beating Sri Lanka at this venue. Wankhede’s seating capacity is 33,108.advertisement M Chinnaswamy Stadium, BangaloreThe venue is home ground to Karnataka state team and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. The first Test was played at this stadium between India and West Indies in November 1974. The Chinnaswamy has a seating capacity of 35,000.Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliIt is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium with a seating capacity of 26,950. The first Test match at this ground was held between India and West Indies on December 10, 1994. The last Test match was played very recently last year between India and South Africa, which the hosts won by 108 runs. Feroz Shah Kotla, DelhiBeing established in 1883, it is the second oldest international cricket stadium in India after the Eden Gardens. The ground has given lot of memorable moments and the notable ones are Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan and Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 35th Test ton. The official seating capacity of Kotla is 41,820.
Minnows Laos returned to the AFF Championship finals, after missing out on the previous edition. They have been drawin in Group A.OVERVIEW Laos have always been considered as the minnows in AFF Championship history. For this tournament, this reputation is unlikely to change. Despite having shown some improvements and undergone a training camp in Spain, Laos are not expected to advance to the semi-finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Laos. Photo from AFF MediaSQUAD Goalkeepers : Saymanolinh Paseuth, Keo Souvannasangsgo, Outthilath Nammakhot.Defenders : Thotnilath Sibounhuang, Lathasay Lounlasy, Sonevilay Sihavong, Xayasith Singsavang, Thinnakone Vongsa, Mek Insoumang, Khounsombath Phommxay.Midfielders: Phouthone Innalay, Tiny Bounmalay, Phithack Kongmathilath, Soukaphone Vongchiengkham, Chanthaphone Waenvongsoth, Bounphachan Bounkong, Phatthana Phommathep, Kaharn Phetsivilay, Chansamone Phommalivong.Forwards : Somxay Keohanam, Thatsaphone Saysouk, Soukchinda Natphasouk.HEAD COACH PROFILEVaradaraju Sundramoorthy was appointed as Laos head coach on 15 October. It was a suprise appointment as just a month earlier, French coach Patrice Neveu was still on charge of Thim Xad, in preparation of the AFF Championship. Sundramoorthy has coached since 1999 but has not gained any major titles. In 2016 he had been appointed as Singapore head coach but under his guidance, the four-time AFF champions failed to recreate their past glories. This then led to his departure as the Lions boss on 9 April 2018.Sundramoorthy. Photo from GettyPLAYING STYLE In the run-up to this edition, Laos have become a little secretive, and very little information on them has been unearthed. In the latest friendly match, they played with a 4-4-2 formation, focusing on more defensive tatics. Soukaphone Vongchiengkham, who plays for Thai club Sisaket, is their most important player in this campaign.Keep updated on the 2018 AFF Championship! Malaysia news Tournament news Team profiles Competition venues Fixtures and television schedule Group standings Also follow Goal Malaysia ‘s Instagram account!