Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has disclosed that contracts have been sent out to members of the senior men’s national football squad, thus addressing one of the grievances the Reggae Boyz had at the start of the second round of World Cup Qualifying last month.On the eve of the start of Jamaica’s second-round World Cup campaign on Friday, November 13, the country’s players had reportedly become restive about unresolved contract issues. An agreement in principle was reached at the eleventh hour and Jamaica played the match, which they lost 0-2 in a lacklustre performance.Burrell expressed hope that the matter has now been put to rest.”Contracts have gone out to our players and those contracts are expected to be signed at the soonest, so we certainly hope that the next time around we will not have the kind of problems we faced the last time around,” the president said.”We need funds for taking care of airfare for our players. I recall the general secretary telling me that the last bill, over the last three months, we have spent just over J$30 million on airfares alone for players,” Captain Burrell said.It is estimated that the JFF will need close to J$ 1 billion to finance its World Cup campaign to Russia in 2018. Burrell revealed that the harsh economic time the country has been enduring is largely to blame. Sponsors, he said, have been coming on board, but not in ways that will have a great impact on the funding required for the World Cup campaign.”There are challenges, and we are trying to deal with the challenges,” he said.
Last updated on June 18th, 2019 at 02:23 pmHellermannTyton Corp.Milwaukeehellermanntyton.usInnovation: EVO 7 Hand Tool The typical homeowner might use a few cable ties at a time, but the customers who use cable ties made by HellermannTyton could be tightening and cutting thousands of them in a single day. That kind of high-volume usage calls for a specialized tool to help with the process. Designing a hand-tensioning tool was among the first things Ed Dyer, vice president of engineering at HellermannTyton North America, worked on when he first came to the company more than three decades ago.In 2010, the company took it upon itself to update the tool. The previous version would cause a physical shock to the user’s hand when it cut the end of the cable tie. The tool that Dyer and his team designed, the EVO 7, made it so users only feel a slight click when the tie is cut. The new tool also included other ergonomic improvements, better balance and easier tensioning of ties. “It was all around a much better product,” Dyer said. The company was so confident in the tool’s improved performance it commissioned a study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Ergonomics that compared it against competitors. “They warned us, ‘Just be aware, if it turns out your tool doesn’t come out to be the best we’re still going to publish the results,’” Dyer saidHellermannTyton’s EVO 7, however, came out on top in both subjective and objective categories. “It became so popular almost immediately, we couldn’t keep up with demand,” Dyer said. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe