Spurs stars fume at Pochettino’s ‘agenda’ claims after Colchester humiliation

first_imgTOTTENHAM stars are furious with Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs boss Poch has risked a major backlash after claiming his players have “different agendas” in the aftermath of his side’s humiliating Carabao Cup exit to Colchester.2 Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure after his side were dumped out of the Carabao CupCredit: Getty – ContributorA source close to a number of players said: “They feel Poch is the one with an agenda.“They are not impressed with him at all and what he said has not helped at all.”A growing number of Spurs stars believe Poch will go at the first opportunity, with Manchester United his preferred destination.An unsettled summer saw playmaker Christian Eriksen seek a move, while left-back Danny Rose looked on his way.Centre-half Toby Alderweireld is also seeing out the last year of his deal.The source added: “The players feel Christian was always being up front and honest about wanting to leave.“Some of the players feel that Poch does not like it if he doesn’t get his own way.”LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer2Captain Harry Kane told Sky Sports: “Obviously in the transfer window there were players who maybe wanted to leave.“So it’s never easy when you have a situation like that but now that’s closed.“Whoever is on the pitch has to give everything for the club.”Man Utd ready to move for unsettled Mauricio Pochettino and £32m buyout would be a bargainlast_img read more

Sporting asks to postpone the duel with Zaragoza because of the flu

first_imgThis is the Sporting statement: “The flu has been installed in the Sporting locker room, where just ten players were able to train this morning with relative normality, even with some of them under the threat that they may also be a victim of it in the next few hours. This is the reason by which the rojiblanco club has asked the federal and LaLiga instances to postpone the meeting scheduled for tomorrow Friday (21 hours) in La Romareda, corresponding to day 22, with which the second round of the championship begins. If the request can be met, the team will travel preventively with all the players of its staff, which will be divided into two coaches, because the trip is done by road.The Sporting is trained this morning in Mareo (9.30 am behind closed doors.) After the session, the list of summoned for tomorrow’s meeting will be known. “ Sporting de Gijón has requested the postponement of this match Friday against Zaragoza in La Romareda (9:00 pm) corresponding to the 22nd day of LaLiga Smartbank as a result of an influenza outbreak that affects a good part of the workforce and that has caused that on the morning of Thursday just 10 players have been able to train normally.Preventively, and waiting for the request for postponement to be resolved, Sporting has announced that it will travel to Zaragoza with everyone the players of his squad, whom he will divide into two buses. last_img read more

Is SARA living in a bubble?

first_imgDear Editor,Several media houses reported that “SARA was awaiting additional information from Teixeira on signing bonus complaint” or similar such words. All reported that this emanated from the Deputy Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Heath-Retmeyer.For the record, I wrote three letters to the Director of SARA, Dr Clive Thomas, in 2018. I have had no dealings with the Deputy Director.In the first, dated April 16, 2018, l called on SARA to investigate a number of cases which l chronicled with regards to corruption, breach of the procurement laws and wastage of taxpayers’ monies and state resources: –1. The Public Health Ministry’s $620 million purchase of drugs and medical supplies without any recourse to the procurement process;2. The Public Health Ministry’s contract for the rental of the Sussex Street house as a pharmacy bond without resort to any procurement process;3. The construction of the Jubilee D’Urban Park facilities costing over $2 billion with no resort to public procurement. (The Auditor General to date cannot access required documents);4. The pre-feasibility study of a New Demerara Harbour Bridge in violation of the procurement laws (this matter was sent to the Public Procurement Commission and its report was sent to the Special Organised Crime Unit by me to bring criminal charges against the subject Minister and a copy was shared with SARA);5. The Petroleum Production Sharing Agreement with Exxon in 2016;6. The US$18 million signature bonus deposited in an interest-bearing foreign currency account in the Bank of Guyana and not deposited in the Consolidated Fund as required by the Constitution nor reflected in the country’s revenue;7. Breaches of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMAA) identified in the 2016 Auditor General ReportI received a reply from the Director of SARA, Dr Thomas, on April 19, 2018, in which he acknowledged “receipt of the complaints in your letter. SARA does not and cannot initiate investigations without first receiving a complaint such as yours….”I then responded in a 5-page letter dated April 21, 2018, in which l made additional complaints which “fall squarely in your remit: –1. The acquisition of a house and land in Bel Air Gardens, then State-owned, below market value at that time and with no recourse to any procurement process by the former Minister of Finance of the PNC Government and now second Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge of the APNU/AFC coalition.2. The PPP/C Government responded to the Burnham family’s request for land and issued 5 acres of prime land in Georgetown at no costs to former Vice President and First Lady Viola Burnham and widow of President Forbes Burnham in D’Urban Backlands.3. The acquisition of a huge tract of land to the People’s National Congress for their party headquarters, Congress Place, in Sophia, at no cost and where sections have been sold over the years at market value and for profit, the most recent sale took place after the 2015 General and Regional Elections.As such, l am now formally laying my complaint with reference to the cases regarding corruption, abuse in public office and violation of the Constitution, Procurement Act, and financial laws listed in my letter dated April 16, 2018, and those listed above and call on SARA to investigate them.The most egregious case relates to the sale of our national patrimony in oil and natural gas well below what is observed internationally and “relatively favourable to investors by international standards,” as stated in the International Monetary Fund report prepared for Guyanese officials. Follow the trail Dr Thomas, you will find the answers and the accounts of those who benefitted.In closing, l note your statement that “the goal is to repel procurement fraud, stolen state assets, corruption so that Guyanese of all walks of life can be assured their roads, national patrimony, gold and other state assets [which] are used for the betterment of all Guyanese”. In other words, all the cases l brought to your attention in my first letter and this follow-up falls into that stated goal.On June 5, 2018, Dr Thomas responded to my April 16, 2018, letter in which he listed 6 of the 7 cases l referred to, excluding the US$18 million signature bonus requesting “that any evidence which you might have in relation to any unlawful conduct in this matter be forwarded to us to aid in our consideration and investigation”.I then responded on June 15, 2018, to Dr Thomas advising that the information l referred to in my letters were all publicly available. Further, l advised Dr Thomas where he could find the information with regards to each case. (I have attached a copy of this letter to Dr Thomas)That was the last l heard from the Director of SARA, Dr Thomas, or anyone from SARA until l saw Heath-Retmeyer’s comment today.What information is SARA waiting on with regards to the US$18 million signature bonus? The letter from the Finance Ministry to the Bank of Guyana advising it to deposit the US$18 million in an interest-bearing foreign currency account was published in the media in December 2017, a year after the Government received the money. The US$18 million has, to date, not been deposited in the Consolidated Fund, despite the matter being raised in National Assembly on several occasions and in the media on numerous occasions.Is SARA living in a bubble? An expensive bubble for the Guyanese taxpayers with budgetary provisions of $260 million in 2018 and $285 million in 2019, yet the Deputy Director wants to give the public the impression that SARA cannot investigate unless l, the complainant, provide more information on the US$18 million? This is his response on a serious violation of the Constitution?!What a pathetic whimper from SARA!Maybe SARA should first “clean up” its own act. The Act was assented to on May 4, 2017, more than two years ago, yet a Director has not been appointed and approved by the National Assembly within the 4 months of the commencement of the Act. Or does SARA need a complaint to be filed and additional information on this matter too?Sincerely,Gail Teixeiralast_img read more

KERRY AWAIT DONEGAL (OR DUBLIN) IN FINAL

first_imgKERRY are through to the All Ireland Final after an extra time win over Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.The final score was 3-16 to 3-13.  KERRY AWAIT DONEGAL (OR DUBLIN) IN FINAL was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U12 HURLERS EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER CARNDONAGH

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:The senior footballers have no game this weekend & will be back in action next weekend.Well done to the young hurlers from our U-12 team who had a victory over Carndonagh last Thursday.  Our Camogie girls attended a blitz at na Magha on Saturday. The blitz was organised to celebrate the Derry club’s 10 year anniversary. Well done to all who took part and special thanks to Sharon & all at na Magha for their hospitality.Our minor lads travelled to Glenfin on Monday evening and although they were in the game until halftime the physically stronger opposition won out in the end.There are still remaining places on the ‘Come Play Camogie’ 3 day camp which runs from 22nd-24th of July. Contact Aideen on (086) 816 3605 for more details.Bookings are now being taken for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp which takes place from the 27th to 31st of July.See club Facebook for more details. Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.Underage football coaching continues at 11am every Sunday (U-6, U-8 & U-10’s) and Wednesday (U-8 & U-10) at 7pm at Pairc na nGael. New members welcome.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U12 HURLERS EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER CARNDONAGH was last modified: July 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

TWO FINGERED SALUTE WOMAN: ‘SHE’S NOT A MEMBER OF FINE GAEL’ INSISTS PARTY

first_imgA WOMAN gave a two-fingered salute to anti-austerity protestors from Co Donegal at the weekend is NOT a member of Fine Gael, the party insisted today.Buncrana woman Caroline McGonagle, who was among protestors at the Ard Fheis in Dublin, told donegaldaily.com yesterday that she had heard about someone giving the protestors the fingers on Saturday at the Ard Fheis.However Fine Gael said today that they had “no idea who the woman in the picture is” and said they weren’t sure “that this picture was even taken last Saturday.” Meanwhile Minister of State Roisin Shortall admitted on RTE the new household tax “was far from ideal as a system and far from ideal how it was handled”.Deputy Shortall dismissed suggestions it had been a “complete disaster” saying it had proved “problematic”.It is estimated that around half of all eligible households have not paid the charge.As of this afternoon a total of 829,312 people had registered to pay the charge, including waiver applicants. That is an increase of 25,000 on Saturday’s figure. However, no campaigners continue to dispute a figure of 1.6m households being eligible, claiming it is closer to 1.8m.That would mean one million households haven’t paid. TWO FINGERED SALUTE WOMAN: ‘SHE’S NOT A MEMBER OF FINE GAEL’ INSISTS PARTY was last modified: April 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:REVEALED: THE FINE GAEL DELEGATE WHO GAVE TWO-FINGERED SALUTE TO DONEGAL PROTESTORSlast_img read more

Hands Selected Summit League Men’s Tennis Academic All-League Team

first_imgTo be selected to the league’s academic all-league teams, student-athletes must: maintain a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale; complete at least one full year (two semesters, three quarters) at their current institutions; and participate in 50 percent of their team’s completed competitions.   ELMHURST, Ill. – Drake University’s Tom Hands was named Summit League Men’s Tennis Academic All-League Team, announced by the league office. Hands, an All-Summit selection this season, is an environmental science major with a 3.67 GPA. He helped the Bulldogs to a perfect 7-0 league record and the program’s first Summit League Championship title with his 22-13 overall season singles record. Hands also earned a singles win in Drake’s 4-2 setback to Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last week.center_img  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

From non-tender to A’s Opening Day starter? Mike Fiers would relish nod

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Mike Fiers isn’t your prototypical No. 1 starter.He doesn’t blow you away with otherworldly stuff. He doesn’t light up the radar gun with triple digits. But for this young A’s team, Fiers brings experience and stands a good chance to get the ball for the A’s come Opening Day in Japan next month.“That would be awesome,” Fiers said. “To start Opening Day would be an honor and it says a lot about you as a pitcher. Not just your stuff but the mental side. Being able to go out there …last_img

Google+, What’s the fuss?

first_imgIf you are interested in learning a bit more about Google+, join +Kevin Gamble and +Stephen Judd for a free eXtension webinar on Friday December 2, 2011 at 2 PM EST.Launched less than six months ago (June 28, 2011), Google+ is a social networking service provided by Google, Inc. As a social network, Google+ shares traits (ability to share updates, links, photos, and videos) with other large social networks like Twitter and Facebook.I began using Google+ when it first became available in a field-trial status, and have been impressed with its ease of use and the level of interaction among the users. Because users can comment on posted content, there isn’t a length constraint, and comments remain with their original post, conversations are easier to have than they are on Twitter. I’ve also found the ability to share to limited groups easier to use than similar features in Facebook.With the recent advent of Pages in Google+, businesses and organizations can also interact with other Google+ users. I’m holding off on fully endorsing the use of a Google+ page, until features like multiple administrators are made available.Below is some basic information about Google+ and how it works:Your Profile:At the core of Google+ is your personal profile, information you enter about yourself and can include: an Introduction, occupation, employment history, education, places you’ve lived, contact information, demographic information, photos, and related links. There are privacy settings to control which information is visible publicly, versus visible to people you connect to on the service.The Network:The usefulness of Google+ will depend on who is using Google+ among the folks you want to interact with and on making those connections. When you first start using the service, you can search for people in your address book you may know are using Google+, or by searching by name or topic of interest. As you add people to your network, you place them in Circles, which later allow you to publish updates to selected Circles, or view updates from one Circle at a time.Following people is not strictly reciprocal:With Google+, you can follow an individual without them following you back, and vice versa. (This is in contrast to the way Facebook originally worked, where the process of “friending” someone, required the agreement of both parties. Facebook has since introduced the subscribe feature, which changes this dynamic.) However, you do have the ability to block a person, so he or she can’t comment on your posts and will only be able to see information you post publicly.Posting:You can publish content to Google+ through the web interface, mobile applications, Google Reader, or through +1 buttons on various websites. Unlike Twitter, there’s no character limit for Google+ updates, and they can include embedded photos, videos, and links. However, formatting options are limited to bold, italics, and strikethrough. When you publish content, you can choose the people to share that content with, by making it Public or sharing it only with selected individuals or Circles. The users you share a post with will have the ability to comment on or reshare the post, unless you have locked the post or disabled comments.Reading posts:By default, Google+ will display content that people you follow have posted. These posts may have been shared publicly, or shared with you directly or via a Circle the poster has you in. You will also see your own posts. You can comment on, reshare, or +1 these posts. You can filter this view by selecting to view the posts from an individual Circle instead.Other features:Google+ has several other features in addition to content-sharing:Hangouts (group video chat for up to ten participants) (I have found this to be one of the most useful tools on Google+ for enabling real-time collaboration with geographically dispersed groups)Messenger (group text chat for up to 50 people, available through mobile application)GamesSearch (ability to search–based on people and content–and save searches)Photos (share photos from Picasa, and instantly upload photos from mobile devices)Pages (a way for companies, organizations, brands, and other non-persons to share content and interact with other Google+ users)Overall, Google+ has become my preferred social network and I look forward to using it as it continues to change. Like any social network, it will benefit from wider adoption, so that I can find more interesting folks to interact with.If you are interested in learning a bit more about Google+, join me and +Kevin Gamble for a free eXtension webinar on Friday December 2, 2011 at 2 PM EST. Details are at: http://www.extension.org/learn/event/372More information:Google+ Help CenterWikipedia – Google+Author: Stephen Judd (+Stephen Judd, @sjudd) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more