3News 23 January 2014It’s a more relaxing start to the year for grandparent caregivers, with a much needed boost in Government funding.It’s the first time they’ve been able to access Government support, including a ‘start-of-year’ payment of up to $400.Geoff Lawson, CEO of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust says it’ll help to ease the back-to-school stress.“Getting the kids to school is a costly business, the uniforms can cost hundreds of dollars, obviously there is a school donation to make and [there’s] stationary [too],” says Mr Lawson.More than $850,000 worth of payments have already been made.http://www.3news.co.nz/Grandparent-caregivers-get-Govt-funding-boost/tabid/423/articleID/329406/Default.aspx
Leeds have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland winger Will Buckley on loan but will delay the deal until the end of next week, Press Association Sport understands. Leeds were reported to have held talks with the former Brighton midfielder over a possible move during the summer and despite the recent arrivals of fellow wingers Stuart Dallas and Jordan Botaka, head coach Uwe Rosler is keen to add him to his squad. Buckley started out at Rochdale and joined Watford for an undisclosed fee in 2010 before Brighton signed him for £1million in the summer of 2011. Sunderland paid £2.5million to take Buckley to Wearside in August 2014 and although he made a total of 25 appearances for them in his first season, he has yet to feature for the Black Cats in the current campaign. Buckley, 25, is scheduled to join the club on a 93-day emergency loan and is expected to join his new team-mates for training this week. But completion of the move will be put on hold until Leeds’ home league game against Birmingham on October 3 to ensure Buckley is available for the whole of the Christmas fixture programme. Press Association
Haiti’s Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Qarabag FK) playing in the UEFA League. AS of next summer, Caribbean soccer fans will have access to every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match.Flow Sports and SportsMax are teaming up with the UEFA to bring some of the world’s most exciting football matches to the region.The matches will kick off in August 2018 with the 2018/19 European football season. Under the terms of this exciting new three-season deal, Flow Sports and SportsMax will equally share all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa Leaguematches starting in August 2018 and for each season through to June 2021, ensuring broadcast of the highest possible number of matches across the Caribbean. Fans will also be able to enjoy the new UEFA Champions League “double headers” as live matches will kick off at both 1 and 3 p.m. Eastern Time during the Group Stage.