Survey of Nova Scotia teachers show lingering issues since last contract imposed

A survey released by a group of former and current educators indicates Nova Scotia’s teachers feel overburdened and disrespected in the aftermath of the 2016-17 contract dispute that was resolved through a government-imposed wage settlement. Report co-author Pamela Rogers, of Educators for Social Justice-Nova Scotia, says the responses show that teachers still feel they are chronically under-resourced in the classroom […]

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Cubs tender contract to Addison Russell, who is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension

The Chicago Cubs opted to tender a contract to shortstop Addison Russell, who is serving a suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policy.  "While this decision leaves the door open for Addison to later make an impact for us on the field," said Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in a written statement Friday, "it does not represent the finish line […]

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Dak Prescott will get contract extension from Cowboys, Jerry Jones says

Amid another rocky performance by his quarterback and a 3-5 start to the Dallas Cowboys' season, owner Jerry Jones is sticking by Dak Prescott. After Prescott had two turnovers and was sacked five times Monday night in a 28-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Jones said Tuesday that his faith in the young passer hadn't wavered. "Dak is the quarterback […]

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Bournemouth plan contract talks with Scotland international Ryan Fraser after superb start to season

The jet-heeled winger, 24, has lit up the Premier League this season with three goals and three assists already. Fraser has only 18 months left on his current deal so the Cherries are keen to tie him to fresh terms to ward off any potential suitors. Affectionately known as ‘Wee Man’ in the Bournemouth camp, the 5ft4ins star has had […]

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Aaron Ramsey contract talks hit rocks at Arsenal over bumper £250,000-a-week deal

The Gunners thought they had made a major breakthrough and were on the brink of agreeing a new £250,000-a-week deal with Ramsey last week, which would have concluded months of painstaking negotiations with their longest-serving player. It is the closest both parties have come to actually agreeing terms, with the main components of the deal more or less agreed. However […]

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Scott Lycett contract talk won't be a distraction: Adam Simpson

West Coast coach Adam Simpson is confident the speculation surrounding Scott Lycett's future won't affect the team heading into Saturday night's qualifying final against Collingwood. Rumours are rife free agent Lycett will join Port Adelaide at the end of the season, but Simpson wouldn't bite when asked about the speculation. Suspended midfielder Andrew Gaff will rejoin Eagles training on Monday […]

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera set for two-year contract extension despite lack of first-team action

Old Trafford top brass plan to hold talks with the Spanish midfielder during next month’s international break. Herrera, 29, has told United he wants to stay despite not featuring regularly for Jose Mourinho’s side last season. He is out of contract next May but United — who triggered an option to extend his deal earlier this year — will not […]

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Russian assasin marries model in prison dressed as a 1920s gangster

Russian contract killer boasts of behind-bars relationship to glamorous ‘model’ after marrying in prison dressed as a 1920s gangster Alexey Sherstobitov, 51, is known as Russia’s ‘most notorious hitman’ He has now married a 31-year-old therapist and model while in jail  Couple married while dressed as US Prohibition ‘gangster and flapper’  Marina Sherstobitova wrote to killer after reading his autobiography Russia’s […]

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