a month agoPogba willing to stay with Man Utd – for record wages

first_imgPogba willing to stay with Man Utd – for record wagesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba is demanding Manchester United make him one of the highest paid players in the world if they want him to stay.Tuttosport says the midfielder’s first choice is to leave United, with Real Madrid and Juventus keen.However, Pogba is prepared to stay with United if they accept his terms.The World Cup winner is seeking over €650,000-a-week to stay – or €34m-a-year.New contract talks commenced between the two parties on Tuesday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Flanagan thanks teammates after Europa League flop

first_imgRangers Football Club’s Jon Flanagan has thanked his teammates after he picked up a red card which reduced the team to nine men in their UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa.The Scottish club came into the tie with a 1-0 aggregate lead after winning the first leg at home at the Ibrox.Rangers got off to the best possible start at the Stadion Neftyanik when Ovie Ojaria, on loan from Liverpool, opened the scoring in the ninth minute.Ufa equalised in the 32nd minute when Dmitry Sysuev sprung the offside trap to beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor and while the Russian Premier League side were camped out in the Rangers half for the majority of the second half they could not find the two goals they needed to advance.2019/20 Europa League group stage draw in full Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 The 2019/20 Europa League group stages have been set, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Roma and Sevilla all in the mix.Rangers striker Morelos received two yellow cards within seconds of each other for kicking the ball away and dissent eight minutes before the break, while Flanagan, booked in the first half, was then dismissed after an aerial challenge left his opponent crumpled in a heap.The Russian club launched wave after wave of attacks on the Rangers goal but could not breach their defence and the Scottish side clung on until the final whistle.“We apologise to the fans and to our team mates — they have done incredibly well and have got us out of jail,” Flanagan, who joined the club on a free transfer in the close season, told RangersTV, as quoted by Reuters.“I’m personally disappointed at letting my team mates down, but the main aim here was to come and get to the group stages.”last_img read more

Massimiliano Allegri Juventus earned their victory

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri believes Juventus defeating Parma 2-1 was “a deserved victory, but we have a lot more work to do.”“The lads did very well. Parma is a difficult place to play and we’d only won one of our last five visits,” the Coach told DAZN via Football Italia.“Parma are fighting to secure safety, are very organised and dangerous on the counter, but they ran out of steam towards the end. It’s a deserved victory, but we have a lot more work to do.“We should’ve been more patient and not so hasty, as it played into Parma’s hands in the first half.”Reacting about Cristiano Ronaldo who has not yet broken his Serie A duck as he missed a good opportunity at the Stadio Tardini, Allegri said:Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“There are different difficulties a striker has to deal with in Serie A, but he had a good game overall. I am happy with what he’s doing and the break for international duty will help all of us to be sharper.“Mandzukic has always been generous, but even I didn’t expect him to be in such good shape after the World Cup. Paulo Dybala is slowly finding his form too and did well when he came on.“I need everyone going forward, such as Medhi Benatia, Andrea Barzagli and Daniele Rugani, so the more fresh legs and sharp minds we’ve got, the better.”last_img read more

Napoli will be difficult Marko Pjaca

first_imgThe Fiorentina footballer believes that his rival on Saturday are Italian Scudetto contenders but that his team can win this matchWinger Marko Pjaca has yet to debut with Fiorentina in the Italian Lega Serie A.But the Croatian footballer might do it this Saturday when his team takes on Napoli.The 23-years-old is on loan at Fiorentina from Juventus, who acquire his services in 2016.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Napoli are strong and it’ll be difficult, but we have started the season very well and want to continue like this,” the former Juventus winger told Sky Sports Italia.“I think they are Scudetto contenders and a team that want to win, always. At the same time, Fiorentina can win this game and it’s what we want to do.”“I really want to score goals and prove I can help Fiorentina, hopefully starting at the Stadio San Paolo, so we can do good things both in Serie A and the Coppa Italia,” he added“Wearing the Number 10 is a lot of responsibility and I intend to show I deserve it.”last_img read more

Youngster Smith Rowe wants to impress in Arsenal

first_imgThe 18-year-old became world champion with the England national team in 2017 and has started his life with the Gunners’ first teamEnglish attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe joined Arsenal in 2010 for the youth squad.He has been called to the first squad this year, and he wants to impress to debut in the English Premier League soon.“When I was a kid I looked up to [Lionel] Messi and [Andries] Iniesta,” Smith Rowe told Goal.“Watching them play for Barcelona inspired me so much. The link-ups they had and the goals they scored and created were amazing.”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Someone I inspire to play like is probably Kevin De Bruyne because of the way he plays,” he commented.“I learn so much from the entire coaching staff and players every day. The training sessions are so intense which is really good for me to learn every day.”“I need to stay focused every day, keep learning and keep taking on what all the coaches are telling me,” he added.“I’m obviously in a privileged position to most people but for me, it’s about staying focused and getting the right advice from my family and the people around me.”last_img read more

VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO RECEIVE HELP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:clyde edwards, human trafficing, jamaica, jamaica pegasus hotel, United Nations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Jan. 8 (JIS) – Persons who have been victims of human trafficking are to be assisted with rebuilding their lives, through proceeds from this year’s staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast.This was announced during a press briefing held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston today (January 8) to launch the event.Providing details on the social project to be undertaken this year, Secretary of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Clyde Edwards, said it would be incorporated into proposed plans by the Ministry of Justice and the United Church in Negril “to help those who have gone through the trafficking challenge and to provide for them housing and rehabilitation.”Human trafficking is estimated by the United Nations to be a US$32-billion per year global trade.Jamaica is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour. However, the Government has been working to combat the issue of human trafficking, with the establishment of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP); amendment of the Trafficking in Persons Act in 2013; an islandwide public education campaign; and the establishment of a new shelter to house victims.Additionally, the administration has equipped the police force to treat with human trafficking offences by establishing an anti-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit in the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).(more)Victims…2In the meantime, highlighting the importance of the theme for the event: ‘Restore…Reconnect…Rebuild with God’, Chairman of the NLPBC, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels, said the committee considers it necessary to challenge the nation to rebuild and reconnect with God.“As nations enter into new periods of growth and development, the need for rebuilding and reconstruction becomes very necessary, old systems and models become outdated and archaic. They therefore become irrelevant for the new circumstances which face the nation,” he said.Rev. Samuels noted that many citizens, including members of the Diaspora, are calling for the creation of a new Jamaica where peace and respect will be major features of the society. He said that while the committee joins in this call, it recognises that the change has already begun, pointing to the improved performance in Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations; more young people accessing tertiary education; and that new entities have been established to promote integrity and eradicate corruption.This is the 35th staging of the event, which will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus on Thursday (January 15), starting at 7:30 a.m., under the patronage of the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. The speaker will be pastor from the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay,Rev. Everton Jackson.The event will be preceded by a week of prayer (formerly referred to as a prayer blitz), which begins today (January 8). Attendance at the event is by invitation only and includes leaders of the church, State and civic life. The event will be carried live on the Internet and on television.The purpose of the annual prayer breakfast is to foster greater unity in the nation, particularly among leaders at all levels, through prayer and fellowship. The first prayer breakfast was held in January 1981 arising out of the church’s concern for peace and justice, reconciliation and unity in the nation.Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been sponsoring the event for the past 30 years. Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for youlast_img read more

Google reportedly scored tax breaks using secret shell companies

first_imgGoogle headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Stephen Shankland/CNET Google used shell companies and subsidiaries to hide its involvement in expansion plans that yielded millions of dollars in tax breaks, according to a report by The Washington Post on Friday, casting light on how tech companies cut deals with local governments. When the search giant planned to build a data center in Midlothian, Texas, Google used a subsidiary called Sharka LLC, The Post reported. Other subsidiaries Google set up for development projects include Jet Stream LLC and Questa LLC. Google also extensively uses non-disclosure agreements with officials, The Post said. In the case of the Texas data center, Google was seeking a decade of tax breaks, but Midlothian’s head of economic development was barred from disclosing Google’s involvement in the project, the report said. The size of deals between local governments and tech companies was thrust into the spotlight Thursday after Amazon dropped a bombshell announcement: It was no longer going forward with plans to build a massive second headquarters in New York City. The withdrawal followed intense opposition from local politicians and union groups, fueled in part by the tax breaks the city gave the e-commerce giant.Deal-making is crucial for Google as it revs up expansion. Earlier this week, CEO Sundar Pichai said the search giant is investing $13 billion in data centers and offices around the country, mostly in the Midwest, East Coast and South. That includes new and expanded data centers in Ohio, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. New and expanded office locations include sites in Virginia, Georgia and Chicago.In California, Google is building a giant campus in San Jose, about 15 miles from the company’s headquarters in Mountain View. The new San Jose outpost will be Google’s second-largest campus. Partnership for Working Families, which obtained the Google records and shared them with The Post, has sued the city of San Jose over its negotiations with Google. The advocacy group didn’t respond to a request for comment. A Google spokeswoman called its tactics “standard industry practices.” At the early stages of deals, companies often strive to keep negotiations quiet because they don’t want to tip off competitors or announce their plans prematurely. But some critics have pointed to the secrecy as detrimental to local communities, which sometimes can’t protest until it’s too late.”We believe public dialogue is vital to the process of building new sites and offices, so we actively engage with community members and elected officials in the places we call home,” the Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “Of course, when we enter new communities we use common industry practices and work with municipalities to follow their required procedures.”Still, tamping down concerns from local communities will be an ongoing battle for tech giants, as Silicon Valley faces more scrutiny than ever over its scale and influence. On Friday, Google tried to highlight some of the benefits of its expansion. The company said Google’s data centers create $1.3 billion in economic activity, $750 million in labor income, and 11,000 jobs throughout the US in a single year. Google Alphabet Inc. 4 Comments Tags Tech Industry Share your voicelast_img read more