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Pochettino officially FREE to sign for clubs as Spurs gardening leave ends

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is officially free to sign for another club after his Spurs gardening leave came to an end on Monday.The Argentine was axed by Tottenham in November and paid a £12.5million compensation package that included a clause not to manage another club for six months.2 Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is now free to sign for another clubCredit: ReutersThat time has now come to an end, meaning interested parties will not have to fork out any cash to secure Poch’s services.Real Madrid are known to be long-time suitors of last year’s Champions League finalist.And Manchester United have long been linked with Pochettino as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.However, it is Newcastle who are leading the charge for the talented tactician.2The fallen giants are on the verge of being taken over in a £300m deal by a Saudi-led consortium.And they want Pochettino to replace current boss Steve Bruce with immediate effect.Newcastle are ready to hand him an incredible £19m-a-year, a huge increase on the reported £8.5m he was earning at Spurs.Poch will also be backed in the transfer window with a gargantuan war chest.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 returnI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubOne player said to be top of Newcastle’s wish list is Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.He is said to be interested in a move to St James’ Park.But Newcastle will have to compete with Man Utd and Liverpool for the Senegalese superstar.Tottenham ask sacked Pochettino to take pay cut on severance package due to coronavirus shutdownlast_img read more

SEWODA to Provide Skills Training for Women

first_imgSEWODA National Coordinator Helena Torh Turo. By Jallah AmosonThe national coordinator of the Southeastern Women Development Association (SEWODA) of Harper City, Maryland County, Helena Torh Turo, says her organization will work along with local partners and others to transform women of the region through skills development to make them more productive in their families and country.She told reporters that her organization, with over 1,000 members, works to improve the living conditions of people, especially women and children, through advocacy, education, agriculture, peace-building, community development, and health-related programs.“We engage our fellow women in the community in an interactive manner so we discuss and provide answers to their concerns and also make recommendations that can use to improve their situation,” she said.Madam Turo said SEWODA gives advisory services on improved methods of agriculture to rural communities and facilitates the preparation of seeds, and multiplication processes for backyard gardens for women.She said a tools-bank has been set up in each of the five southeastern counties (Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Sinoe, and River Gee) to provide access to farming implements and seedlings to SEWODA members.Madam Turo said the organization has also created agricultural demonstration sites to assist rural women with basic skills and techniques to be more productive on their farms.She said despite the economic crisis facing the country, Liberian women should remain focused on things that will benefit the nation and its people.Turo described the establishment of vocational institutions in the country as one of the major ways forward for Liberia’s growth, and meanwhile urged Liberians to turn to the soil to revamp the agriculture sector.The organization was founded 1996 with a membership of 100 women. SEWODA has been concerned about the need for improved farm to market roads in the leeward counties to ensure food is transported to the various markets and communities for sale and consumption.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

1 dead, several injured in 2-vehicle smash-up

first_imgOne man is now dead and several others injured following a two-vehicle smash-up in Georgetown in the wee hours of Sunday.The dead man has been identified as Jason Marques, 26, of Lot 85 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The accident occurred around 01:50h at the intersection of Carmichael and Middle Streets, Georgetown and involved a motor car, with registration number PRR 4249, and a pick-up truck, PMM 528.The damaged pick-up vehicle at the Brickdam Police StationAccording to reports, Marques was in the pick-up which was being driven by a 26-year-old resident of Fourth Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, along with two other occupants – 17-year-old Mark Jacobs of Lot 32 Campbellville, Georgetown and 26-year-old Timothy Fairbian of Lot 212 Charlotte Street, Georgetown.It was reported that the motor car, driven by a 25-year-old resident of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, was proceeding north along Carmichael Street while the pick-up was proceeding east along Middle Street.However, at the intersection, the driver of the car failed to stop and thus collided with the pick-up.As a result of the collision, the pick-up toppled several times before coming to a halt. The driver and the three occupants were taken out of the vehicle in a conscious state, after public-spirited citizens smashed the front windscreen.They were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were examined by a doctor on duty.While receiving treatment, Marques succumbed to his injuries while Fairbian was admitted; his condition has been listed as critical. The teenager was treated and sent away.The dead man’s sister, Nikita, told media operatives that they were informed of the accident around 03:30h when they received a phone call from a friend of her brother.Upon learning of the accident, they rushed to the hospital where the 26-year-old father of two was receiving treatment. However, he succumbed around 04:00h. Marques sustained injuries to his neck and spine.According to his sister, Marques and his friends were at a popular night spot on Main Street, but they left and were on their way to another night spot in Alberttown when the accident occurred.Meanwhile, the Police have confirmed that a breathalyser test was conducted on both drivers and they were found to be above the prescribed limit of alcohol consumption.They are in custody assisting with the investigation. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

Men’s Basketball To Face Iowa State In Hy-Vee Classic

first_img Iowa State Game Notes Story Links Live Stats Live Audio DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake men’s basketball teams continues its six-game stay in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 17, when it faces Iowa State in the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena. Tipoff for the 174th meeting between the Cyclones and Bulldogs is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the contest broadcast on Mediacom MC22 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350.Saturday’s game will also be the second under head coach Jeff Rutter. Rutter, who has seven years of head coaching experience, took the reins of the program on Dec. 6 following Ray Giacoletti’s resignation. Prior to joining the staff at Drake in 2013, Rutter was an assistant at Iowa State for seven years.The Bulldogs’ enter Saturday’s contest with a 1-8 record, but those eight losses have come by a total of 42 points. Two of the team’s last three losses have been by just two points.Sophomore Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) tried to end the recent drought by scoring in double-figures in four-straight games including a career-high 20 points in his last outing against Jackson State. Prior to that, he had a then career-high 17 points at DePaul followed by 16 points against Fresno State.Additionally, junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been Drake’s top scorer in six of nine games this season and is averaging 15.7 points per game after posting 16.8 points per game as a sophomore in 2015-16. He has scored 69 points in the last four games including a season-high 24 points in the loss at Alaska Anchorage. He also recently recorded his 1,000th career point in the loss to Jackson State. He is one of two active MVC players to have recorded 1,000 career points and is the 24th Bulldog to do so. He currently has 1,016 career points to rank 22nd all-time at Drake.The pair will aim to snap the Bulldogs’ two-game losing streak to their in-state foes. Iowa State leads the all-time series by a 108-65 margin and has won each of the last two meetings in Wells Fargo Arena.Print Friendly Version Drake Game Notes Live Video last_img read more

REFERENDUM: WE NEED REAL REFORM NOW, SAYS McCONALOGUE

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDonegal Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the outcome of the two referendums held at the weekend on the Seanad and the Court of Appeal, describing the Seanad referendum result as “a clear message for real political reform.”Deputy McConalogue commented: “The message from voters in Donegal was loud and clear at the weekend – they want real change in the political system and an end to cynical politics. The No vote on the abolition of the Seanad is a complete rejection of the Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Féin platform. What we saw was a Government trying to increase their power, supported by a populist Sinn Féin.“I welcome the public’s support for the establishment of a Court of Appeal and believe the strong Yes vote there dispels any notion from Fine Gael and Sinn Féin that voters were confused. “During the campaign Fine Gael arrogantly stated there would be no reform of the Seanad if the referendum was defeated. People in Donegal did not vote for more of the same, they want real change. The Taoiseach has a duty now to engage with other parties and civil society in a serious discussion about real reform of our parliament and government.“We have tabled a list of proposed reforms including a significant move of power from Ministers to the Oireachtas. These proposals, and those of others including Senators Quinn and Zappone, should now be discussed. We need an end to the arrogant and dictatorial approach from this Government.” REFERENDUM: WE NEED REAL REFORM NOW, SAYS McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 7th, 2013 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:Charlie McConalogue TDreferendumreformSeanadlast_img read more

Holiday Outlook for eReaders and eBooks: Even Better Than Previously Thought

first_imgThere can be little doubt that eBook and eReaders are having a breakout year. Today, Forrester Research moved its original projection of 2 million US eReader sales in 2009 up 50%. Forrester now expects that 3 million eReaders will be sold in 2009 and that 30% of these will sell during the holiday season. Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps argues that sales are growing much faster than expected because of falling prices, better retail distribution, and the media buzz that currently surrounds eBooks and eReaders. For 2010, Forrester projects eReader sales of up to 10 million.Now that the competition among eReader manufacturers is heating up, a larger number of US retailers, including Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart have started to devote shelf space to eReaders. According to the Association of American Publishers, eBook sales since June have gone up 149% for the year and the industry now generates $14 million in sales every month.Reasons why Forrester is revising its forecast:Prices came downMore content available and accessibleRetail distribution improvedMedia buzzOne of the main reasons why Forrester is correcting its forecast is the fact that prices have come down (and this report was actually written before the Amazon announcement). In addition, Forrester also sees increased consumer awareness thanks to the current media buzz around eReaders. While the Kindle was mentioned 8,680 times in news stories in 2008, it has been mentioned over 15,700 times in 2009 already (including the month of September). In addition, the fact that more content is now available and that manufacturers like iRex and Sony are backing the open ePub standard is also opening up the market to buyers who previously weren’t interested in Amazon’s closed Kindle ecosystem.Outlook for 2010: Even BetterFor next year, Forrester expects that Barnes & Noble will become serious competition for Amazon. With the iRex Digital Reader 800 and the forthcoming Plastic Logic reader, B&N will be able to offer its customers a lineup of eReaders that can easily challenge Amazon’s Kindle – though not in the international market that Amazon just entered yesterday. Forrester also expects that Apple’s mythical tablet could become a major force in the eReader market, though for the time being, the Apple tablet is obviously nothing more than a rumor.Clearly the eReader market is growing at a rapid pace. Just yesterday, when Amazon unveiled the reduced prices for its Kindle 2 and the launch of the AT&T-powered “U.S. & International Wireless” version of the Kindle 2, Amazon’s CEO and founder Jeff Bezoz pointed out in an interview with the New York Times that whenever Amazon offers both a Kindle and paper version of a book, 48% of total sales now come from the digital Kindle edition. In May, this number was 35%. While Amazon doesn’t release sales numbers for the Kindle, these numbers are only possible if Amazon has sold a lot more Kindles than most analysts previously thought. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img frederic lardinois Tags:#E-Books#news#NYT#Trends#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Student Developers Prefer Android at University of Pennsylvania Hackathon [Infographic]

first_imgThe PennApps Hackathon was held this weekend at the University of Pennsylvania. The hackathon ran from 6pm Friday evening until this afternoon, with 30 some-odd teams rapidly building their apps. The hackathon was geared towards mobile app development, and participants were given a choice as to which platform they could opt to work on.Interestingly, even though iPhones were the most popular devices in terms of students’ ownership, with 25% saying that’s what they carry, it was not the most popular platform to develop on – not by a long shot.16% said they preferred Android. Just 2% chose iPhone, less than the 3% who indicated “mobile Web” was their preference.The students said they preferred Android for a variety of reasons, including their familiarity with Java. They also indicated they preferred Android as it was flexible, straightforward, and open source. Tags:#mobile#web audrey watters Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Offering Green Construction Products in a Big-Box Setting

first_imgBack in mid-March, it looked as if New Home Inc. was only a month away from opening its first store, a showroom featuring green building products and services that was planned for a 12,000-sq.-ft. space in San Rafael, California, about 30 miles north of San Francisco.The plan is still in place, but the actual opening is taking longer than originally expected (see this Fine Homebuilding blog posted March 16). As New Home CEO Rich Rifkin explained to the Oakland Tribune for a story published this week, a shortage of investment capital has slowed the rollout of what he says will be a chain of big-box stores that not only will sell green construction products and services but compete with Home Depot and Lowe’s on price.“We need money to get through our first stage of expansion,” Rifkin, who has put $1.4 million of own money into the business, told the paper. “You hear about these big-name people who say they are green and behind being green. But the reality is a lot of people haven’t put their money where their mouth is.”While the New Home business strategy includes online sales, showroom launches are the current priority. The Tribune notes that the company has plans for stores in 10 Bay Area locations, each of which is expected to offer more than 200,000 environmentally friendly products and cater to homeowners as well as contractors and developers. Customers also will be able to obtain advice from professionals, join the store’s referral network, and access its educational library about green building materials. About 100,000 documents and videos will be available, along with a blogger service.Key to its mission, the company says, is that New Home guarantees the eco-friendly provenance and sustainability of products sold in its stores, and makes it easy for customers to research options for everything from small home improvements to major projects.last_img read more

Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, third from left, drives to the rim as, from left, Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee, Celtics center Al Hereford, and Nuggets guard Gary Harris look on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Denver. The Celtics won 111-110. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Boston Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110 on Monday night.Denver had a chance to win in dramatic fashion at the end but Torrey Craig’s tip-in of Will Barton’s long attempt from 3-point range was too late.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blue Eaglets soar in third week of NBTC 24 Irving finished 11 of 17 from the field to lead the Celtics to just their second win in seven games. Jayson Tatum added 20 points and Marcus Morris had 14 off the bench.Boston blew a 20-point lead and trailed heading into the final period. Then the Celtics couldn’t hold onto a six-point advantage in the final two minutes as the Nuggets tied the game at 108 with 43 seconds to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNikola Jokic had a double-double by the first minute of the second half for Denver, finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Barton scored 19, Gary Harris 15 and Jamal Murray 14.Mason Plumlee had 16 points and eight rebounds before he left with a leg injury in the fourth. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Celtics: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday to open a three-game homestand.Nuggets: At the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, looking to end a 10-game losing streak at AT&T Center. The Celtics beat Denver for the second time this season, also prevailing 124-118 on Dec. 13.Boston made 10 of its first 16 shots from beyond the perimeter to go up 51-31 in the second quarter and led 56-45 at halftime. Irving led the way with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting.The Nuggets climbed back on the strength of a 14-5 run to end the half and outscored Boston 37-24 in the third to go up 82-80.TIP-INSCeltics: G Terry Rozier played despite spraining his right ankle at Golden State on Saturday and scored eight points off the bench. The backup guard has played in every game this season. … Daniel Theis had 11 points and Al Horford scored 10.Nuggets: Jokic has recorded a double-double in 20 of his past 40 games. … F Wilson Chandler sat out with an illness. He’d been dealing with symptoms of a migraine since he left in the first half of Saturday’s win over Dallas. . F Kenneth Faried played for the first time in four games and had zero points and five rebounds in five minutes.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer commits to Hopman Cup to open 2018 season

first_imgRoger Federer has committed to starting the 2018 season at the Hopman Cup, the international mixed-team tournament where he’ll team up again with Belinda Bencic for Switzerland.The 35-year-old Federer has cut back on the number of tournaments he plays in order to prolong his career, and skipped the recent clay court season recently to concentrate on Wimbledon.He played with Bencic at the last Hopman Cup and it proved an ideal tune-up for the Australian Open, where he beat Rafael Nadal in the final to end a personal Grand Slam drought stretching back to Wimbledon in 2012.”It was the perfect preparation because I was in a good mindset,” Federer said of the buildup to winning his 18th major title. “When I went to Melbourne, I could really look back on some great preparation and I think that’s what also made me win the Australian Open.”The French team of Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet beat Federer and Bencic to seal a spot in last year’s Hopman Cup final, then beat U.S. pair CoCo Vandeweghe and Jack Sock to win the title.More than 6,000 people attended Federer’s first practice session last year in Perth, a crowd he described as “surreal.” The Switzerland-France match attracted a tournament record 13,917 fans.last_img read more