Poch admits Eriksen may have played last Spurs game as club ‘fear £30m exit’

first_imgMan United star, Paul Pogba, vows to fight racists ‘for the next generation’ MAURICIO POCHETTINO is not sure if Tottenham can keep hold of wantaway Christian Eriksen.The Danish playmaker, 27, came off the bench during the shock 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.2 Christian Eriksen is being targeted by Real Madrid and can leave for nothing next summerCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd after seeing a lack of creativity hamper his side against Steve Bruce’s Magpies, Poch was questioned over the midfield maestro’s benching.He said: “I cannot pick more than 11, we have plenty of players.”If the result was 3-0 you wouldn’t ask me that question.”The players who are out are always good when you don’t win.”Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Eriksen ahead of the September 2 deadline for European clubs.And as he enters the last year of his deal, the Daily Star claims Spurs chiefs are afraid of losing the star forward for just £30million.Asked if Eriksen will play for the club again, Pochettino added: “I don’t know. It’s so difficult.”Some situations we cannot fix, we knew that a situation like this could happen. It’s difficult to handle. What can we do?2″The problem [with the contracts] is during the week that maybe can affect [the players].”These type of situations happen in the Premier League.”That is why you need to create a very good dynamic and a strong team-bonding and at the moment that situation in our group is still far, far away in that respect.”last_img read more

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EU to Finance Post-Ebola Reconstruction

first_imgThe Chairman of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kadré Désire Ouédraogo, has disclosed that the European Union (EU) is considering financing post-Ebola reconstruction initiatives in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three worst affected countries.  Buttressing comments from the ECOWAS Regional Supervisor on Response and Eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe of Togo, Commissioner  Ouedraogo disclosed that upon meeting with ECOWAS partners in Accra recently, the EU had consented to host a high-level meeting in Brussels, Belgium on March 3, to help the three countries in the post-Ebola development drive.  Commissioner Ouedraogo made the disclosure last Friday when he and the Togolese President paid a one-day solidarity visit to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian people. He was one of the three who addressed a press stakeout following the meeting with President Sirleaf.  The ECOWAS Commission boss also disclosed that under the leadership of President Gnassingbe, a high-level meeting in Accra, Ghana, with all ECOWAS partners, was convened on January 16.   High on the agenda were pleas for the re-opening of all borders and the resumption of air services to and from Ebola affected countries; the establishment of a coordination mechanism at the level of ECOWAS in order to institute a more efficient response to the epidemic; and consideration for post-Ebola reconstruction needs of the worst affected countries.“As the President of Togo has mentioned, he convened a high-level meeting with partners of ECOWAS on January 16 in Ghana in the presence of the regional body Chairman, President John Dramani Mahama.”  Main items on the agenda, Commissioner Ouedraogo said, were the plea for the reopening of borders, the resumption of flight services to Ebola affected countries; establishing a coordination mechanism at the level of ECOWAS to have a more efficient response to the epidemic; and lastly consideration of the post-Ebola reconstruction needs of these countries which we are beginning to receive positive results.  Earlier, the Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe renewed his solidarity and support to President Sirleaf, the Government and people of Liberia and on behalf of the ECOWAS Chairman, John Mahama, expressed how proud they all are of the Liberian President.“We would like to thank you for your leadership in steering this Ebola crisis,” the Togolese leader added.  He also paid tribute to the vision and leadership of President Sirleaf and commended the Government and people of Liberia for the heroic and successful fight against Ebola, which led to the positive results the country is now observing.  He commended the Liberian Government officials as well as the entire population who joined hands together to fight the Ebola virus disease (EVD).President Gnassingbe also thanked the international community, most especially ECOWAS member states, which sent health workers and volunteers to the three worst affected countries that had made the difference.  He finally praised all those who survived the Ebola virus disease.   Everybody, he said, knows that no sector of the economy was spared in this Ebola attack and experience has shown that in order to rise up, everyone has to get up very early and work hard.  “We would like to say that in a period such as this, we have to get up early and work late so that all our efforts are combined to ensure that the reconstruction process is more efficient and effective,” he said.  The Togolese President noted that though much had been achieved in the fight against Ebola, Liberians must be vigilant and not become complacent.  He assured the Liberian Government that ECOWAS would leave no stone unturned in getting rid of Ebola. The Organization will also pursue efforts to help the country to return to normalcy.  President Gnassingbe was asked to supervise the process following the endorsement of the Regional Integrated Operational Plan for the response to the EVD by ECOWAS Heads of State and Government during a regional summit in Accra, Ghana on November 6, 2014.  As supervisor of ECOWAS’ efforts, President Gnassingbe was also due to visit Guinea and Sierra Leone upon leaving Liberia.  Earlier, on behalf of the people and Government of Liberia, President Sirleaf welcomed the two visiting dignitaries and expressed delight at their being in the country to work with her and to demonstrate solidarity to the Government and people of Liberia.  She asked them to convey to the ECOWAS Chairman, Ghanaian President Mahama her deep appreciation for all that ECOWAS countries had done to support Liberia, while also promising the Togolese President her fullest support in ensuring that his mandate will be carried out successfully.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Region 6 REO refusing to write Govt

first_imgFree transportation for dismissed sugar workers’ childrenThe Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), Kim Williams-Stephen, is reluctant to write Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, on the wishes of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).Regional Chairman David Armogan, addressing the RDC at its March statutory meeting, told the RDC that the REO did not send a letter as the RDC had instructed her to do one month ago.The RDC had, during the February meeting, passed a motion for Government toRegion Six REO Kim Williams-Stephen and Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoopprovide and finance transportation for the children of severed sugar workers in the Rose Hall Canje/East Bank Berbice areas, and in the areas from Crabwood Creek to Number 56 Village on the Corentyne.Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop, in the motion, called for Government to provide funding to the RDC for this transportation. He noted that 1,141 sugar workers from Rose Hall, Canje Estate and 1,851 from Skeldon Estate were severed by GuySuCo and the Government of Guyana.“The workers were unable to secure alternative employment, and no alternative employment was provided by the Government,” he told the RDC while adding that the sugar workers and their families have been severely and adversely affected.He said the severed sugar workers have thousands of children attending school, and because of the unconscionable decision of GuySuCo and the Government, they are no longer able to send their children to school.The RDC, he said, should be issued with funding to provide financing for the transportation of the affected children. All of the coalition councillors supported the motion.And in a second motion put to the RDC, DeRoop called on Government to subsidize Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and Guyana Water Inc (GWI) bills for these severed sugar workers.The motion noted that the severed sugar workers are facing tremendous hardships, are unable to provide for the needs of their families, and have been unable to pay their GPL and GWI bills. Also, because of the direct action of the Government and GuySuCo, the communities that the severed workers reside in have become depressed.At the March month meeting, Armogan reported that no letter was sent to the Government, as the RDC had requested. “It is the REO, clerk of the council, whose duty it is to carry out the wishes of the RDC, and she has failed to do so. She has to do it, It is her job!” he told the RDC.The REO was not present at that meeting. However, Armogan said he would be instructing the REO to carry out the wishes of the RDC.last_img read more

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Search and rescue dog set standard

first_imgSIMI VALLEY Fifteen years ago, Deresa Teller first laid eyes on a little border collie named Bella. “She was only eight days old, and I fell in love with her right then and there,” Teller said. “Who would have known what a wonderful and amazing life she was going to have.” In 2002, Bella was inducted into the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Hall of Fame for her heroic efforts finding victims buried in the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. Now Teller, a Los Angeles Fire Department inspector from Simi Valley, is planning a memorial for her beloved dog, who died last month from various ailments attributed to old age. Wilma Melville, the founder of the Search Dog Foundation in Ojai, has known Teller and Bella for years and was with them in Oklahoma City. “Bella came along at a time when people didn’t know how much dogs could do,” Melville said. “Bella was a leader among dogs.” Bella’s reputation grew as she worked alongside Teller responding to disasters. When the dog was diagnosed with cancer in January 2001, so many people from around the nation contributed money that Teller was able to pay off thousands of dollars for treatment and establish a Bella fund to help pay medical bills of other search dogs. As soon as Bella’s cancer treatment was completed, she was put to work in August 2001 with about 400 people searching for Megan Barroso of Moorpark, who went missing while driving home from a friend’s house. Bella found the 20-year-old’s body in a ravine south of the Santa Susana Knolls, a discovery that helped lead to the conviction of her killer, Vincent Sanchez, known as the Simi Valley Rapist. In spite of flight restrictions on the night of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Bella was flown to New York City to search the rubble of the twin towers. Despite what Teller called heart-wrenching work, Bella’s ability to find victims helped bring closure to dozens of families. With tears in her eyes, Teller described Bella’s gentle nature with children, including Teller’s two daughters, now 17 and 14. “She loved people and she loved baby animals,” Teller said, explaining how Bella would act like a guardian angel to people who needed support. “She could tell if someone was really hurting. It was uncanny. She had a sixth sense about people who needed extra comforting.” When Bella retired as a search dog in 2003, one of her favorite activities was herding baby chicks. When she lay down to sleep, the chickens would climb on her back. Teller is hoping a memorial for Bella can be held soon, possibly late this month or in May. “Have fun herding your chickens in the sky,” she wrote in a message to Bella that she is preparing for the memorial. “Bella was my student, but even more than that, she was my teacher,” Teller said. “She taught me that with patience, love, faith and some good old squeaky toys she could become one heck of a wonder dog.” Before she died, Bella developed vestibular syndrome with symptoms such as a stroke and also developed liver and kidney diseases, all apparently related to old age, Teller said. She was having trouble walking and finally, in March, she collapsed and could no longer stand. “I kissed her and I petted her,” Teller said. “I told Bella I loved her a lot, and I told her it was OK for her to go.” People with inquiries about the date of the memorial can e-mail Teller at k9bcfd@aol.com. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Growing pains

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOUR million people now call the city of Los Angeles home. This year, an influx of people, mostly immigrants from all over the world, put down stakes in the City of Angels. From the numbers alone, one might be tempted to conclude it is due to Los Angeles’ stellar quality of life. Four million people can’t be wrong, right? But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Indeed, a closer look shows that while more immigrants are drawn to the opportunities of the tolerant diversity, the middle class is leaving for more affordable, safer communities, like those in the Inland Empire. So as L.A. grows, so grows its reputation of a city of rich and poor, with little in between.last_img read more

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These Liverpool fans urge Klopp to use starlet ‘flying’ at Rangers

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? revealed Kent’s chipped finish was rather wonderful Supporters of the Anfield club took to social media to praise Kent, and call for Jurgen Klopp to integrate the youngster when he returns to Merseyside next season. predicted Ryan Kent opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, netting a lovely chip from just outside the area four minutes before the break.It was Kent’s third goal of the season, having also netted in Rangers‘ defeats of Dundee and Hearts since joining the Ibrox outfit on a season-long loan from Liverpool.Kent appears to be enjoying himself again after a couple of disappointing loan spells with Freiburg and Bristol City, and his performances north of the border have got Liverpool fans excited about the 21-year-old winger once again. #LFC Ovie Ejaria looking like he’s really settled down for @RangersFC. Seems to be enjoying himself this afternoon. And Kent also the goal scorer. Good for Rangers and even better for Liverpool.— Jurgensglasses (@Bennett15Db) October 21, 2018 Ryan Kent is flying for Rangers at the minute #LoanWatch— Cathal OL 🔴 (@IrishRED05) October 21, 2018 What a brilliant finish! The lad’s in very good form! So happy for you, @ryankent. and boy, aren’t @RangersFC having a good time under Stevie? <3 #Liverpool #Rangers https://t.co/ruN7wSCQJM— Raj Shuva (@RajShuva) October 21, 2018 1 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson to #LFC 1st team squad— IFAN__LAROSA (@Niaz_Ifan15) October 21, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea's 6-0 defeat at Man City tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson to #LFC 1st team squad— IFAN__LAROSA (@Niaz_Ifan15) October 21, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? center_img changes I love Ryan Kent, hope he comes back next season to be apart of the squad. Quality player— Dylan Walker (@Frosty_The_Duck) October 21, 2018 TOP WORK Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY whoops Some finish from Ryan Kent! Puts Rangers ahead against Hamilton away from home. Flourishing under Gerrard and it’s great to see after 2 poor spells away from #LFC.— Liam Corcoran (@LiamCorcoran28) October 21, 2018 Hope there’s place for Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent next season, although i fear Kent might be Sold— Kyle Adams (@KyleLFC10) October 21, 2018 Lovely finish from Ryan Kent for Rangers! 👀 want this guy to succeed at Liverpool so badly! #LFC— Jake (@Jacob1996Howell) October 21, 2018 Most read in Premier League The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker huge blow How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Rangers secured their fifth Scottish Premiership win of the season on Sunday, grabbing what turned out to be a convincing defeat of Hamilton.However, it was only in the final stages that the close-fought match became a rout, with Steven Gerrard’s side netting three times inside the final 10 minutes. latest Ryan Kent, Wilson both are in form with their team in their league. Losing them permanently will be a massive loss for us.— SharafLFC (@SharafJuhayr) October 21, 2018last_img read more

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AT LAST! EUROPE SET TO FINALLY BAN RIP-OFF ROAMING CHARGES

first_imgIT’S great news for Donegal – especially if you live near the Border and find your mobile phone has switched to a UK network…and pushed up your bill.Europe will vote in a few weeks time to finally BAN the charges after years of phone companies being forced to reduce them.The Sinn Féin MEP candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has welcomed a vote in an EU committee which would see the scrapping of all mobile roaming charges within the European Union. The legislation will be voted on by all MEPs on 3rd April.Speaking from Monaghan today, Cllr Carthy said: “I welcome the vote taken by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE). It has particularly significant implications here in Ireland and most importantly along the border region where the issue of roaming charges has been a problem for many years.“Roaming charges between the six and the 26 counties have a negative impact on business, especially along the border. It is an area that has often been neglected when it comes to investment and roaming charges have been yet another reason to prevent business from growing in the region.“Sinn Féin has continuously called for an end to roaming charges and Sinn Féin representatives in the Dáil and Assembly have worked tirelessly to further this project. “I hope the legislation will be passed when it comes to the plenary session on the 3rd April.” AT LAST! EUROPE SET TO FINALLY BAN RIP-OFF ROAMING CHARGES was last modified: March 18th, 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) Tags:EUroaming chargeslast_img read more

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DOG LEFT WIRED TO FENCE TO DIE HELPS SAVE LIVES OF COUNTLESS OTHER PETS

first_imgA dog left to die after its owner tied it to a fence with bull wire at a Donegal beach has been rehomed and has helped to save the lives of many other pets.Primrose as she is today. Pic from ISPCA.Animal welfare officers were left sickened when the dog was found with the wire embedded in its neck at Erraroey, Falcarragh in January.The dog was found and the incident reported to the ISPCA who helped get the collie proper treatment and helped to save its life. The female collie, which was between 2 to 3 years old, was taken to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre to complete her rehabilitation.Local ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said at the time “This is a very serious injury but we are confident that she will make a full recovery.”And now Kevin has been true to his word after the dog was rehomed to a family in Co Meath.And not only has Primrose, as she has been named, been given a new lease of life but her story has helped saved countless other dogs. Her new owner Sean Kelly, a farmer from Co Meath, was so happy with his new dog that he has made a €1,000 donation to the ISPCA.A spokesman for the animal welfare group said the donation will be used to rehome and rehabilitate other dogs who were once in Primrose’s condition.Primrose as she was found with locking wire on its neck on the day she was found at Falcarragh. DOG LEFT WIRED TO FENCE TO DIE HELPS SAVE LIVES OF COUNTLESS OTHER PETS was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:bull wireDOGdonegalFalcarraghISPCAPrimrosesavedlast_img read more

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HEALTH MINISTER HECKLED DURING VISIT TO LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgPROTESTORS got within a few feet of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar during his Letterkenny General Hospital today and heckled him over health cuts.During the visit the Minister met with management and staff at the hospital and formally opened the new catering unit and dining facilities which were redeveloped at a cost of approximately €2.97m and the new pulmonary laboratory which was part of a larger €2.06m development at the hospital.Protestors carrying banners were held back by security staff and gardai but it didn’t stop them from shouting their opinions. Some of the protestors were making a point about the involvement of McNamara Construction in the building of the hospital.The Minister later addressed staff at the hospital and said it had treated a record number of patients this year. It was also ten per cent over budget.Commenting, LGH General Manager Sean Murphy said:  “We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet with Minister Varadkar today and highlight to him the excellent work being undertaken at LGH. The Minister had the opportunity to see first- hand the redevelopment that has been undertaken in Letterkenny General Hospital”.The new Catering Central Production Unit which includes the kitchen and food storage facilities together with new visitor and staff canteen areas has recently opened in the hospital. The hospital’s previous catering facilities were extensively damaged by flooding in July 2013. The design and planning for the new catering facilities began in late 2013 and the work was overseen by a Catering Rebuild Project Team. This team included an Environmental Health Officer, Catering Management, the Facilities Manager, catering staff and infection control staff.The new facilities uses the most up to date building techniques to ensure that food safety is paramount and all the new equipment is the most modern available.The Catering Department at the hospital prepares and cooks over 1,400 meals every day for patients, staff and visitors. The Catering Department also provides food to other HSE Residential facilities in the Letterkenny area.The Respiratory Investigation Laboratory / Pulmonary Laboratory is used to treat patients with acute and chronic respiratory disease, including chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis and asthma. Patients are referred to the respiratory laboratory for diagnostic purposes to assess a range of lung functions and allergy testing.The facility was extensively damaged during the flooding incident in July 2013 and had to be temporarily relocated while it was being completely refurbished. Approximately 50 – 60 patients per week are seen in this facility. HEALTH MINISTER HECKLED DURING VISIT TO LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: October 1st, 2015 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)Tags:LEO VARADKARlast_img read more

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SPORT-ASIA-SAQLAIN 2 LAST

first_imgThe former Pakistan off-spinner lauded Ashwin, who has The former Pakistan off-spinner lauded Ashwin, who has been Indias top-wicket taker in Indian conditions. Saqlain, in fact, said Ashwin is way ahead of Australias Nathan Lyon and Moeen Ali of England. “Nathan Lyon and Moeen Ali still need to prove themselves but Ashwin is a world class bowler and is bowling superbly at the moment. He has good attitude and I wish him all the best. Ashwin has proved himself at Test level but the other two still need to do a bit more,” he said. Saqlain also defended the Tamil Nadu tweakers poor performance outside the sub-continent. “Just like batsmen when they go out of the sub-continent, they face problems, similarly spinners also face their share of problems. Ashwin has skills. He has troubled batsmen in the sub-continent and he is capable of doing that outside as well. One needs to accept that in places like England and Australia, the performance graph will go down a bit. “In Australia, you will play with three pacers and a specialist spinner, in India it will be opposite. The surface, the condition, the ball (SG in India, dukes in England and kookaburra in Australia) — everything changes. So if Ashwin gets five-for in India, he will perhaps get three in Australia. A captains plan for spinners in Australia is completely different unless there is some grip in the pitch. “Spinner is your fourth option and accordingly will bowl less number of overs,” he concluded. PTI KHS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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