Kelly said: “Fingers crossed, that’s the plan. The new management team comes in and everybody is looking to perform, the goal is now qualification. “Everybody is going to be judged on how we do when it gets to those times. “Friendlies – it’s great to perform in them and great to do well in them, but it’s the games in the qualifiers which are the ones we are going to be judged on, so when it gets to them in September, we will see how we go then.” In the short-term, O’Neill will be able to reflect upon a hugely positive first 10 days getting to know his players on and off the pitch. The initial signs are promising, but the manager has acknowledged there is much work still to be done. Kelly said: “The manager has come in and he has got a squad of players – he knows a couple of the lads from working with them at club level, but the majority of them, he probably doesn’t know because he wouldn’t have worked with us before. “It’s for him to come in, take notice in training, watch us, see how we perform in the game and then judge what he wants and what he thinks is the best for us.” Much of the buzz surrounding O’Neill’s appointment has centred around his choice as number two, former Ireland skipper Roy Keane, a man who continues to divide opinion in his native country. Stephen Kelly admits he cannot wait for Ireland’s new qualifying campaign to get under way after a positive start to Martin O’Neill’s reign. But the response from the players has been one of delight, and as one of the few members of the squad to have worked alongside Keane in the past, Kelly is well-placed to judge his input to date. He said: “I was fortunate enough to actually be in the squad with Roy back when Brian Kerr was in [as manager]. Back then, I was probably so young, I didn’t really speak to him that much. “But he has been so relaxed and so calm. I suppose he has got a persona, hasn’t he, obviously in the press with this ‘bad cop’ stuff? But it’s been excellent and the atmosphere has been fantastic. “They both know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to football, and that’s all good for the future, and they got the best out of the team for the two games.” The 30-year-old Reading defender was handed a 37th senior cap as he played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday night’s 0-0 friendly draw in Poland, which followed hot on the heels of a 3-0 victory over Latvia in the new manager’s first game in charge. Ireland will learn in February which nations stand between them and their hopes of making it to the Euro 2016 finals when the draw is made, but optimism is already growing with the memories of their failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil under Giovanni Trapattoni starting to fade. Press Association
An ACE at Pebble Beach Rory Sabbatini bounces it in from 202 yards. pic.twitter.com/OF0LBkUyA6— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 13, 2019 The South Africa-born Slovakian made the hole-in-one at the 202-yard 12th hole at Pebble Beach on Thursday. Sabbatini saw his shot bounce twice on the green before bouncing into the hole to get him to 1 under.It was the 45th ace in U.S. Open history and first since Zach Johnson in 2014. Related News U.S. Open 2019: Co-leader Rickie Fowler encouraged by start Rory Sabbatini produced some magic with an incredible hole-in-one during the opening round of the U.S. Open.
As for those in SD 59, that district has alluded to the same type of planned schedule for the late-start of class, except their first day will commence three hours before the normal start time and will end one hour later.Again, as an example, if your school runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the schedule for Monday is 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Superintendent of SD 59, Leslie Lambie released the following statement earlier in this morning after learning about the negotiated settlement:We are pleased that an agreement has been reached in the labour dispute and look forward to seeing students and staff back in schools on Monday.Monday will be the same as every first day of school and will start two hours later and end one hour earlier then the regular school day. Buses will run accordingly. The shortened day allows schools to more effectively set up classes at the elementary schools and student timetables at the secondary schools.Advertisement For those in SD 60, if the school your child attends usually starts the day at 9:00 a.m., Monday’s schedule is running 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.However, Superintendent of SD 60, Dave Sloan says it may be in parent’s best interest to contact your specific school to ensure an accurate account of the start and finish time.As per the regular first day of school, buses will picking up students on Monday and are completely aware of the change to the schedule.- Advertisement -“Basically, September 22nd is the new September 2nd,” Sloan explained.For parents with kindergarten children, each school will have its own routines, programs and procedures for their introductory element, many of whom may condense the two weeks into one, but all kindergarten programs will be offering full day instruction by Friday, September 26th.Sloan goes on to say that the school year will not be lengthened as a result of the strike, as the Christmas and Spring break schedules will remain the same.Advertisement SD 60: 250 262 6000 “Schools will take steps to balance their semesters to ensure all students have sufficient instruction time. No additional days will be added to the school year,” Sloan said in a written statement. “Details on any changes will be made available over the next few weeks.”Graduating students in grade 12 will also be presented with the opportunity to write their first set of provincial exams sometime at the beginning of February to accommodate the shift in schedule.Sloan adds, “Now we’ve got the negotiated settlement that everybody was calling for, so it’s time to get down to work and do the best we can for the parents and children of this district.”—Advertisement Tuesday, September 23 will be a regular school day.We are excited that our classrooms and hallways will be filled with the excitement of learning once again.Leslie Lambie, Superintendent SD #59If you’re looking for more information, contact the school your child is attending or their accompanying district.SD 59: 250 782 8571Advertisement