Mourinho to persuade Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld to extend contracts

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO could reportedly convince Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld to sign new Spurs contracts.The Mirror claims Daniel Levy is desperate for the trio to remain in North London as they approach the final six months of their respective deals.3 Spurs want Jose Mourinho to prevent three key players from leaving on free transfersCredit: AFPHe believes he will need to spend over £100million to replace all three next summer.But the arrival of Mourinho could persuade the stars to commit to new contracts.It is claimed Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are excited by Mourinho’s appointment.And they are remaining open-minded over their future at Tottenham, despite being able to talk to foreign clubs from January.The Special One arrived at the capital club yesterday, less than 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked following five-and-a-half years at the helm.Mourinho apparently believes he can get Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld back to their best.And all three could start when Spurs visit West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off.However, with Spurs languishing in 14th place in the Premier League table, Mourinho could yet make a couple of signings in the upcoming winter transfer window.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubOne player said to be at the top of his shopping list is Portuguese ace Bruno Fernandes.The midfielder scored an incredible 31 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season.And it’s reckoned Mourinho is extremely interested in bringing Fernandes to Hotspur Way.3 Jan Vertonghen is out of contract at the end of the seasonCredit: Getty Images3 Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen can talk to foreign clubs from JanuaryCredit: GettyJose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Sacked $1.3 million teen Moses Suli agrees terms to join Manly Sea Eagles, his third club in a month

first_imgThe terms of the deal, which was sealed late Friday night, weren’t disclosed but Suli is expected to start training with his new Sea Eagles teammates on Monday.Suli was sacked by the Bulldogs on Wednesday after a nightmare stint at Belmore that was marked by laziness and a lack of desire to put in for his massive contract.Suli and his manager were spotted with Manly officials at Narrabeen on Thursday morning to discuss an NRL lifeline.The Sea Eagles still have money to spend in their salary cap but have been unable to make deals due to the salary cap investigation hanging over the club.Suli grabbed the spotlight early last year when he was signed by the Wests Tigers on a deal worth $1.3 million over three years.However injuries curtailed his rookie season for the Tigers and he reported for pre-season in alarming shape, having ballooned to 130 kilos, about 20 kilos above his playing weight.After several warnings, the Tigers released him on January 31 and he was immediately picked up by the Bulldogs for the full term of his deal.However, his first axing didn’t deliver the message that Suli needed to lift his game and he was trouble for Canterbury from the start, turning up late to training and using stress fractures in his ankle as an excuse to get out of sessions early.Such is the regard for his talent that his manager Mario Tartak was always confident that Suli would sooner or later get another shot in the NRL.last_img read more

Sentencing for teen who killed professor postponed

first_imgEighteen-year-old Naomi Adams, called “Shortee”, who recently admitted to unlawfully killing overseas-based Professor Pariedeau Mars, also called “Perry”, in furtherance of a robbery, had her sentencing further postponed to July 16, 2019.The teen, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Conway on her first appearance, opted to plead guilty to a manslaughter charge which stated that on May 12, 2016 in the county of Demerara, she killed Mars, in the furtherance of a robbery.18-year-old Naomi Adams, called “Shortee”Moreover, the trial judge, Justice Navindra Singh had postponed the teen’s sentencing to Monday to accommodate a probation report; however, the sentencing was further postponed to July 16, 2019.Two other accomplices of Adams – Nikkisha Dover and Orin McCrae – are also expected to be sentenced after they too had opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Five teens were originally slapped with a murder charge; however, three of the accused have taken guilty pleas with the other two expected to stand trial.According to Police reports, 75-year-old Mars, of Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, was found bound and beaten in his home about 18:30h on the day in question by his wife. He was subsequently rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Professor Pariedeau MarsInvestigations revealed that an accused, who was 17 years old at the time was known to the now dead man as she would visit his home from time to time; it was further revealed that the said accused confessed to conspiring with her boyfriend to rob the elderly man as he was home alone that particular day.last_img read more

Guyana has chance to experience real growth – Minister

first_imgAs Guyana prepares for production of oil in 2020, there has been much debate about whether the country struck a good enough deal with US oil giant ExxonMobil and what could have been done to secure a better deal, given the enormity of the oil find in this South American country.The question in relation to whether Guyana secured a good or bad deal was avoided by Senior Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday, when he was asked the question at a press conference. He said while the deal has already been made, Guyana still has a chance to experience real growth.“We can discuss this over and over, but I believe the positive that you can take away is that we now have resources coming to Guyana that can finally put Guyana on the path to sustained high-end development, where two per cent and three per cent can become things of the past.”The Minister noted however, that it also depends on how well the country uses these resources, lamenting that it is a complete waste of time to argue whether or not Guyana may have received a good or bad deal. He said that what is now important is for Guyanese to look to the future with hope for development.Jordan stated clearly, “It is not for me to be happy or unhappy.” However, he said Cabinet has the ultimate and collective responsibility to approve documents and the ExxonMobil contract was discussed and a determination was made as to what percentage of profits Government should get.The Minister pointed out that the coalition Government did not have full control over what kind of deal Guyana secured, because the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government were the ones who initially negotiated the contract with ExxonMobil and accepted a one per cent royalty fee.“With all this issue about good deal and so on, you are making an assumption that we renegotiated the contract. That contract was already in place; we inherited that contract,” Jordan affirmed.Asked whether he thinks it was a badly negotiated deal, Jordan deflected from the question and was quick to point out that the then Government may have negotiated based on what was available to them then. “At the time when this deal was put together by the last Government, you have to ask what cards did we hold. Did we know anything was under there?” he further questioned.Guyana is poised to make huge profits from the oil industry, with the country projected to produce an estimated 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Annual profits, based on an average price of US$50 per barrel, could reach some G$45 billion annually, Guyanese financial analyst, Sasenarine Singh has said.Singh said this figure was based on his assessment of the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on Guyana, which stated that the revenue-sharing agreement sets the Government’s share at 50 per cent of “profit oil”.The IMF has further stated that 75 per cent of total oil revenues will initially be allocated for cost recovery, and the Government’s share will be 12.5 per cent. Singh said based on his understanding of how the oil recovery mechanism would work, this can be the status quo for approximately 10 years.The IMF has however warned the country against any excessive borrowing or an exorbitant increase in public spending ahead of the signalled start of commercial production in 2020 by ExxonMobil and its partners offshore Guyana in the Stabroek bloc.The international body welcomed the authorities’ plans to establish a comprehensive framework for managing oil wealth, and stressed the importance of having a transparent and rules based framework in place before oil production starts.Exxon’s oil find in Guyana has attracted international attention, with a number of seminars being held over time. In addition, assistance is being provided by the IMF to boost Guyana’s administrative capacity to handle the expected inflow of revenue.last_img read more

Official! The Premier League’s 10 most popular players based on shirt sales

first_img 10. Frank Lampard – Click the arrow to see which player names sell the most shirts – The Premier League have revealed the top 10 selling shirt names in their newly published 2013/14 season review and at no.10 it’s Lampard. Chelsea fans will be pained to see one of their favourite sons pulling on the blue of Man City this season, but last year it was another blue shirt featuring his name that was among the highest selling in the Premier League. 5. Mesut Ozil – Click the arrow for more – There is nothing better than a club record signing to boost shirt sales and following Arsenal’s £42.5m signing of Mesut Ozil last summer, Gooners flocked to the stores in their hoards to snap up the German’s jersey. 10 3. Luis Suarez – Click the arrow for more – By far the best player in the top flight (and arguably world football) last season, there should be little surprise that Luis Suarez’s shirt sold the third most in 2013/14. Will Sturridge sell the same? 8. Juan Mata – Click the arrow for more – Juan Mata played for two clubs last season, and as can be seen from his inclusion in this list, he was certainly popular with both Chelsea and Man United fans. 2. Steven Gerrard – Click the arrow for more – Star names come and go, but Steven Gerrard’s affinity with Liverpool will last forever and it seems as though that resonates with every strata of the club’s support. The Kop captain sold the second highest amount of shirts last season in the Premier League. 10 As everyone knows, football is big business. From transfer fees to player wages, money talks, and none more so is that the case than in the beautiful game.Following James Rodriguez’s highly publicised switch to Real Madrid, it was reported that the club had recouped almost a third of his transfer fee through shirt sales within a matter of weeks – making him one of the world’s most popular players.But who is the most popular in England? The Premier League have revealed the top ten in their newly published 2013/14 season review.Click the arrow on the right to find out who is number one… 7. Sergio Aguero – Click the arrow for more – Forever a Man City hero for his heroics on the pitch, Sergio Aguero remains the most popular City play off it, with his shirt out-selling each of his team-mates. 10 4. Eden Hazard – Click the arrow for more – Unquestionably one of the Premier League’s top performers last season, Eden Hazard’s reputation as one of the world’s best is surely underlined with the volume of shirts he sells. 10 6. Wayne Rooney – Click the arrow for more – Whether he has a brilliant or an indifferent season, one thing is guaranteed – Wayne Rooney sells shirts. The Manchester United and England man sold the sixth highest amount of jerseys of Premier League players last season. 9. Shinji Kagawa – Click the arrow for more – Don’t underestimate the power of a global fan base. While his on pitch fortunes left a lot to be desired, Shinji Kagawa certainly helped Man United off it, with his shirt shifting huge numbers world-wide. 10 10 10 10 10 10 1. Robin van Persie – He delivered Man United their 20th title the previous year, but it seems as though Robin van Persie remains the Premier League’s most popular player, as he sold the highest amount of shirts for the second year running.last_img read more

Gor considering Bukhungu for CAF matches

first_img0Shares0000The newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega hosted the opening ceremony for the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia are considering using the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega for their CAF Champions League home matches due to the unavailability of both the Kasarani and Nyayo Stadia which are under renovation.With the two unavailable, Gor and by extension AFC Leopards who will play in the Confederations Cup are left with either Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos or Bukhungu, the only two remaining CAF accredited stadia in the country. However, Gor are faced with a dilemma over the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as they were banned by Governor Alfred Mutua in 2014 due to fracas that followed after their match against Sofapaka.“We are weighing up the options that we have, which are only two anyway and we will have a meeting soon to discuss. I am thinking that Bukhungu will be a good option for us but let’s wait and see what comes out of the meeting,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport.Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere celebrating after scoring the opener against Tusker FC. Photo/GOR MAHIAThe other option for them, the Moi Stadium in Kisumu which has been their long standing de facto home ground, is not fit to host any international match due to lack of changing rooms.Teams and match officials were forced to change in makeshift tents when the facility hosted the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-finals last month.“The option for us would have been Kisumu but it is such a shame that a big county such as that cannot have good facilities. Hopefully the County Government can take up the challenge and construct better facilities in the stadium because I don’t think it will take much,” Aduda advised.K’Ogalo begin their continental campaign at home against Madagascan champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club and if they win they will square out with the winner between Esperance du Tunis and Mauritania’s ASAC Concorde in the first round.The club has already began its pre-season training but just like their mates Leopards, they might not engage in friendly matches outside the country due to inadequate funding following the withdrawal of sponsors SportPesa.-Transfers-Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyMeanwhile, the only transfer target the club is working on is Ulinzi Stars’ Samuel Onyango.“We are yet to finalize with him because as we know, he is a soldier and there are procedures to be followed before he leaves Ulinzi. The procedure has already been initiated and ours is to wait. He is also legally contracted to Ulinzi Stars,” Aduda said.He added. “We are still hopeful that he can come over but it is out of our control. If the process concludes before the window closes, good for us. If not, we have no choice.”He has also refuted claims that their new acquisition Lawrence Juma from Nzoia Sugar might be in trouble for double signing after former champions Tusker also claimed to have had a contractual agreement with him before he signed for Gor.“I don’t think what Tusker are alleging is factual. We engaged with the player’s clubs before his contract ended (On January 3) and even paid the mandatory development fee. We obtained a release letter from Nzoia before contracting the player. We have followed the whole due process,” Aduda said.Tusker also claimed that former Ulinzi Stars man Stephen Waruru who signed for Sofapaka on a one-year deal had signed a contract with them before deciding to join Batoto ba Mungu. They have forwarded both cases to KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Keita is ‘unbelievable’, says Mane

first_img“I think he brings plenty in our team and I think it’s also not easy for the new players to come into the Premier League but for him, he’s unbelievable,” Mane told Premier League Productions.“He’s started great and we are here to help him more to get to his best and I am sure he will do something special here.”The two players were teammates at RB Salzburg for a brief spell back in 2014, and Mane has revealed that he kept in touch with Keita after they parted ways.“I think I spoke to Naby every single weekend because I knew him before, we played together in Salzburg. [I was there for] two years and then I left and came to the Premier League and he went to Germany,” added Mane.“Still we kept in touch all the time and the first time he talked to me about Liverpool I said ‘welcome, this is a family, not a club – you will enjoy it’. He is always telling me he can’t believe how amazing Liverpool is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“He’s started great and we are here to help him more to get to his best and I am sure he will do something special here.” Said Sadio ManeLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Sadio Mane says Liverpool teammate Naby Keita is an incredible player and believes he will make a big impact at the Merseyside club this season.Keita joined the Reds from RB Leipzig in July but has already slotted in seamlessly in Jurgen Klopp’s side, starting in each of the club’s three Premier League victories.last_img read more

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN

first_imgThe Government needs to support the Irish haulage industry according to Finn Valley county councillor Patrick McGowan.The Fianna Fail councillor said the haulage industry is a vital link to mainland Europe for the whole island of Ireland for industries such as agriculture sector.Recent news that a large National haulage company is to cease trading with the loss of almost 400 jobs, is very working and is in keeping with what the Haulage Trade has been saying for some time now, he said. “The Government cannot sit idly by and watch the Irish haulage industry disintegrate. They need to immediately bring forward legislative measures to safeguard the industry,” said Cllr Mc Gowan .“The collapse of Target Express is a clear signal that Irish haulage sector has been in a state of crisis for some time now , and nearly 20% of haulage companies have gone out of business since 2012 representing 5,000 jobs losses.“The spiraling cost of fuel has hugely impacted on haulers, fuel now accounts for 50% of these companies’ cost based compared to 30% previously. International haulers also have an advantage over Irish companies as they can benefit from a fuel rebate. Law abiding haulers are also placed at an unfair disadvantage as unscrupulous operators are using laundered green diesel. This reduces the competitiveness of legitimate companies and we know the slightest advantage can be the difference between a company surviving and not.”The road haulage industry contributes over €1 billion to the general exchequer but receives no financial assistance from the Government. The Donegal councillor says if it is to survive something must be done by the Government to ease the pressure.“The industry is under attack, its collapse would severely impact on our competitiveness internationally. It would also be hugely problematic transporting goods within Ireland and between Ireland and our important overseas markets, especially during the winter months due to the adverse weather condition.Higher transport Cost’s will mean consumers in Ireland paying more for their goods.Cllr Mc Gowan said the Government needs to consider proposals to implement a fuel rebate scheme for haulage companies together with a mechanism to address the impact of laundered fuel.“Recent Proposal’s from the Haulage could benefit the overall tax take if Haulage firms bought more fuel in Ireland instead of filling on the continent before returning home . GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN was last modified: August 29th, 2012 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)last_img read more

GAA SCHOOL NOTES

first_imgALLIANZ FOOTBALL FINALS: Congratulations to Scoil Chartha,Kilcar on winning the boys Roinn 3 county football title last week in Glenfin where they defeated Kilmacrennan NS. This Tues. May 1st the girls Roinn 3 final will see Kilmacrennan NS in action as they take on Scoil Mhuire, Glenties at the Burn Road in Termon @ 12pm.Roinn 1 Stranorlar 2-11 v Gaelscoil, Leitir Ceanainn 3-4 (Boys) Roinn 1 Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana 7-9 v Lurgybrack 2-5 (Girls)Roinn 2 Tooban v Creevy (Boys)Roinn 2 Scoil Eoin, Moville v Scoil Aodh Rua & NualaRoinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS 1-10 v Scoil Chartha,Kilcar 5-6 (Boys) Roinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS v Glenties (Girls)- Tues. 1st May @ 12pm in TermonRoinn 4 Downings v Malin/ Gaelscoil, Four Masters (Boys)Roinn 4 Derrybeg v Frosses (Girls)Roinn 5 (Blitz final) Coimín/Belcruit/Leitir/Mín Tíne Dé/ (Boys) on Fri. 4th May @ 10am in GlenfinRoinn 5 (Blitz final) Stramore/Ranafast/Mín Tíne Dé/Drimnacross (Girls) on FRi. 4th May @ 10am in GlenfinMINI 7s: The county trials in this competition were held on the Letterkenny Gaels pitch on Mon. 30th April in football (boys & girls), hurling and camogie. The standard was high throughout with selectors having a tough task in the final selection process. Children will be notified through their schools if they have been selected. CO. ROUNDERS FINALS: (small schools) 12th May @ 1pm; (large schools) 19th May @ 3.30pmULSTER INDOOR: Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on their recent success in winning the Ulster Indoor football title in Tyrone. The girls overcame Carrickmore NS in the final on a scoreline of 0-7 to 1-3. This was a great achievement as they became the first girls team from the county to win this title.HURLING EXHIBITION GAME: Children from schools in the Gweedore area will play schools from the Tooban/Bridgend area in a half-time exhibition game at the Nicky Rackhard hurling championship game between Donegal and Roscommon in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny @ 2.30pm on Sat. 5th May. Children are asked to assemble at the front of the stand @ 2pm.WEBSITE: The board have recently launched a new website that includes regular news and updates. Teachers & children are encouraged to view this website for relevant infomation. The address is cumanndonegal.com GAA SCHOOL NOTES was last modified: May 1st, 2012 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:GAA school noteslast_img read more

Manchester United make huge gaffe on club website… but can you spot it?

first_img revealed What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas ALTERED silverware Manchester United will be wearing their new kit during their pre-season tour of the United States.But Jose Mourinho’s got off to a shaky start with a 1-1 draw with Club America. impact 3 Fans would have been flocking to the website to check out their team’s new strip.Despite the new striped design, the supporters were distracted by the spelling error.Surprisingly, “Lakaku” was printed on the back of the shirt in bold letters.The United website realised their mistake the image was deleted and immediately re-uploaded. NEW ERA latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Manchester United suffered a monumental gaffe on the club’s US website.The Reds managed to spell Romelu Lukaku’s name wrong on the back of the new striped jersey.center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted Manchester United managed to get Romelu Lukaku’s number correct on the shirt BIG PRESENTS UP TOP gameday cracker Lukaku bagged 26 goals for the Reds last season, so he’d expect to have his name spelt right.Fans will have to have to fork out £126.85 to buy Manchester United’s new home kit – and that’s just the replica.An elite version, which is said to be similar to what the players wear on the pitch, costs a staggering £198.The upcoming Premier League season marks the first time in history that the average full kit costs above £100. Most Read in Football 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF United’s new kit features a new striped designlast_img read more