first_imgWhen is Champions League draw? Live stream, date, UK time, TV channel for last 16 THE Premier League’s Big Six are set to back a drastic revamp of the Champions League which could result in dramatic changes to the make up of the English game.Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are privately in favour of an expansion of the Champions League group stage to 32 teams from the 2024-25 season, reports claim.2 Big changes: The Champions League could be set for and overhaulCredit: AFP or licensorsSuch plans would lead to the traditional footballing calendar being torn up, with FA Cup replays and two-legged League Cup semi-finals being scrapped and could even result in the number of Premier League teams being cut.Such a move would be met with fierce opposition from clubs sitting outside the Big Six, and the Daily Mail reports the Premier League remains committed to maintaining the prominence of the domestic game.The Big Six joined every other club in the top tier in signing a Premier League statement opposing the expansion of the Champions League group stage last June.That statement argued against the introduction of a 14 match group stage, but it is understood the new approach, which would see four rather than eight more group games, is of greater appeal to England’s top sides.They have held meetings with other European Club Association (ECA) members which have proved productive and are coming round to the idea of an expanded Champions League.Many fear the changes could pave the way for a European Super league and ultimately result in the continent’s top sides no longer taking part in their domestic competitions.As ever, money is a big part of the appeal for the giants of the game as a larger Champions League group stage would allow for greater match-day revenue.However, the giant £9billion Premier League TV deal far outweighs that which is paid for Champions League rights and the Big Six remain keen to protect its value.2 Harry Kane is the only Prem player in the CL group stage best XIThey will also be aware that supporters are hardly tuning in in their droves to watch Champions League football.The competition saw a 35 per cent drop in viewing figures in the 2018/19 campaign, which provided a number of hugely entertaining ties, and this has fuelled the desire for a change in set up.Smaller clubs are concerned domestic games will have to be sacrificed to meet the wishes of the Big Six.The FA Cup and the League Cup will be most at risk of change despite all 20 Premier League sides being committed to appearing in the competition.The FA has already done away with cup replays, which are often hugely lucrative to smaller sides, from the fifth round onwards and is open to removing them completely.most read footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThe Premier League, EFL and FA remain committed to keeping English football’s structure in place despite an expansion of Europe’s elite club competition now being seen as inevitable.Real Madrid are particularly keen for an overhaul and changes, which could create a greater divide between the Premier League’s haves and have-nots, are expected to be made before 2024.The Big Six have already formed a splinter group from other Premier League which has led to private meetings being held.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onelast_img read more

first_imgLeague74two341 Cuptwotwoone170 James’s numbers in 2019-2020 CompetitionPjPTPCMin. TOTAL101035765 2019-2020twotwoone0170 Championstwoone081 Super Cupone0013 The Copa del Rey has traditionally been paid land for rotations. The old double-play qualifiers against lower-level rivals in the initial stages opened the window of minutes to less used players and, to the extent permitted by the regulations, to youth players. The new single-party format (except the semifinals) has reactivated the prominence of the headlines, but Within the rotations that Zidane is practicing in the times of Real Madrid, there is a clear benefit: James Rodríguez. SeasonPjPTPCGoalsMin. TOTAL1275605 2015-2016oneone0078 PT – headline matchesPC – full matchesSource: Opta.James had the transfer poster hung last summer after two seasons on loan at Bayern. But the lack of agreement for the payment conditions of the transfer to Naples and the refusal of Madrid to facilitate its signing by Atlético led to it being left under Zidane. Discarding, he went on to play 341 minutes in the first nine days of the League (four games as a starter) and 81 ‘in the first three Champions commitments (it was the game in Paris). The injury he suffered in the fall, of which the club did not issue a medical part, cut his sum of minutes.James’s numbers in the Copa del Rey Source: Opta.The Cup has returned him to the arena, but his ‘idyll’ with this competition is not new. James has been a starter in every game of the KO tournament since arriving at Real Madrid, except for the last three of his previous stage, in which he was not available for Zidane due to injury. 2014-2015440two258 The Colombian has been one of the six players (Areola, Carvajal, Marcelo, Valverde and Vinicius are the other five) who has repeated ownership in the two white cupper games: against Unionistas and Zaragoza. In La Romareda he was replaced, for which he adds 170 minutes in the KO tournament. The situation contrasts with that of the League, where he has not yet had minutes since he recovered from the injury that kept him in the dry dock the last two months of 2019. He did enjoy 13 minutes in the semifinal of the Super Cup against Valencia , in what meant his comeback since he played his last minutes (11) in the match against Galatasaray in Istanbul (October 22). 2016-201733two3259last_img read more

first_imgSome Liberians residing in the Diaspora are presently in Liberia to engage the government and other stakeholders on the citizenship issue arising in the Constitution review process. Their position is simple: not about dual citizenship, per se, but “retention of Liberian citizenship” forLiberians who have naturalized abroad.The group under the banner, “Liberia Advocacy for Change (LAFC),” is pleading that Liberians that are in foreign countries including the United States are not supporting dual citizenship to allow people of non-Negro descent to become citizens, but that citizenship of Liberians living in the Diaspora be retained.LAFC Chairman and Executive Director Togba R. Croyee Porte said, “We are saying that Liberians that were naturally born here and went to another country and naturalized there for one reason or another, should be allowed to maintain their citizenship as enshrined in the Constitution.”The LAFC’s position is based on Chapter IV Article 27 (a) of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, which says, “All persons who, on the coming into force of this Constitution were lawfully citizens of Liberia shall continue to be Liberian citizens.”Mr. Porte argued that under this clause, Liberian citizenship is maintained and not tampered with, but the Immigration Act of 1974 which calls for renouncing of citizenship of one country is tempering with this cardinal right, and Liberians of all walks of life should see reason to allow their brothers’ and sisters’ citizenship be retained.“An act that did not go through referendum to get endorsement of majority of the people should not be above the organic law of this country,” he said, referring to the 1974 Act.“The 1847 Constitution also guaranteed this right, but for Liberians in this country to take it away from their brothers and sisters today, we don’t think it is right,” Mr. Porte argued.He added that an Act passed in 1974 should not be enforced to subordinate the power of the 1986 Constitution, which is the organic law, noting that the Constitution is the supreme law of Liberia. He said the Immigration and Naturalization Law of Liberia embarrasses them when they decide to visit Liberia.“The Immigration and Naturalization Law is not reading the intent of the Constitution. It is still going by an archaic law that does not recognize our citizens when they come [home]. When Liberians in the Diaspora come here, they are treated as foreigners and not as Liberians who were born here,” he said.Togba R. Croyee Porte, son of the late Julius Porte of Crozierville, co-owns a funeral business in the State of New York and works with the New York City office of the chief medical examiner is former vice president and political action coordinator of the New York City Health WorkersUnion. According to him, he has maintained his Liberian citizenship since he went to America since 1989. He says, however, Liberians in foreign countries naturalized abroad for one reason or another, so that they can find means to survive, but did not intend to deny their citizenship in Liberia.“When Liberians come in their own country and are discriminated by the law and people, making them to go to immigration after 30 days to regularize their status as if they were not born here; then, there is a problem,” he added.One argument that has characterized the issue of dual citizenship in Liberia is the allegation by many Liberians at home that Liberians were ‘imported from the United States to work in government and they have stolen money and transferred to the U.S. to support their families’.Liberians living in the country therefore fear that granting dual citizenship to Liberians and foreigners in the country will lead to taking the country’s resources to another country and leaving it undeveloped.In response to this concern, Mr. Porte said Liberia is a signatory to all international conventions, and if any Liberian comes here and behaves disorderly or steals money as the case may be, the government can use extradition treaty to get the concerned people from whatever countries they are to Liberia for prosecution and subsequent punishment as may be required by law.He said government is responsible to make and implement policy, and its failure should not be a condition to deny citizens of the country their right.In addition to advocacy for retaining citizenship for Liberians in the Diaspora, Mr. Porte stressed that the Constitution is not gender sensitive.He said unlike Liberian fathers whose children are allowed to declare citizenship to Liberia under the Immigration and Naturalization Law, children born to Liberian women by foreign fathers are not allowed, which he said needs to change.In pursuing the change LAFC is advocating for, Mr. Porte said they are not coming to impose their will on Liberians here, but to sit, discuss and reason together on issues that can make the country better.He dispelled that Liberians abroad were not contributing to the development of the country, recalling World Bank’s remittance record of 2015 revealing that Liberians abroad sent over US$600 million to Liberia every year through Western Union and MoneyGram.He then wondered why people here will be rejecting those in the Diaspora from getting citizenship when these Diaspora Liberians are remitting money to them at all times from whatever countries they are.Meanwhile, a retired nurse and founding LAFC member, Mrs. Elizabeth N. Garwo, said she has lived in the United States since 1974 on a permanent resident status.She said she and her late husband, a medical doctor who won a government scholarship to study medicine in the U.S. in the early 1970s, refused to become U.S. citizens, since they had planned to return to Liberia after his education. According to her, upon their return during the 1980s, Dr. Garwo had difficulty finding work in Liberia during the Samuel K. Doe regime, so he and his wife returned to the U.S. to work and raise their children. Dr. Garwo died in 2000. As a retired nurse, Mrs. Garwo is also in Liberia to construct a clinic in Grand Kru, her county of birth. She said those with the opportunity to travel are not going because they want to deny their citizenship, but to learn and seek other means to impact the lives of their relatives and families, including their country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSigning bonus saga continues to unravelAs the oil bonus saga continues to unravel, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge on Thursday revealed that not only did the entire Cabinet know of the signing bonus, but in fact approved the setting up of a special account to deposit the funds.He told reporters that the “full Cabinet” approved of the setting up of a special foreign currency account to receive the US$18 million signing bonus from US oil giant ExxonMobil.This comes one day after President David Granger told media operatives that not all Government Ministers had knowledge of the US$18 million signing bonus received from ExxonMobil.Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the money received, Minister Greenidge told the National Assembly that Cabinet agreed to collect the bonus and in June 2016, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman reported that negotiations were completed.He added that the full Cabinet then approved the terms negotiated and the arrangements to receive the funds.Moreover, the Foreign Affairs Minister further told reporters during a subsequent press conference that the entire Cabinet knew of the money.Greenidge, however, said only those directly involved knew how the monies would be spent. He further revealed that not all of the money would go towards paying an “enlarged” legal team to represent Guyana’s interest once the border controversy is referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the United Nations Secretary General at the end of this year.The Foreign Affairs Minister said US$15 million would go towards legal fees and the other US$3 million would go towards urgent training for Guyanese in areas such as petroleum and geology.Government had opted to keep a lot of the details surrounding its deal with ExxonMobil under wraps; citing among others, security reasons, especially the ongoing border controversy with neighbouring Venezuela.In fact, now that news of the signing bonus and its intended purpose is out, Minister Greenidge says it poses a risk to Guyana’s strategy to defend its territorial integrity when the matter is taken before the ICJ.After months of denying that there was any signing bonus, a letter was leaked on Friday last – by this newspaper – revealing that Government had set up a special foreign currency account in September 2016 for the purpose of receiving payment of the US$18 million signing bonus from the oil company.last_img read more

first_imgFSJ – Fast, from MacKinnon, L. Apsassin – 8:15WCT – Sinatynski, from Brown, Lavoie – 9:20WCT – R. Hore, from B Hore, Quaife (PP) – 15:27WCT – Quaife, from Sinatynski, Brown – 19:153rd.Advertisement [asset|aid=1115|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=edd95896844295cc7e06e080d1139fff-Huskies lose 8-4 to the White Court Wolverines_1_Pub.mp3]Scoreline:1st.FSJ – Pappin, from Kalb, D. Apsassin (PP) – 5:44Advertisement Huskies lose game two 8-4 to the Whitecourt WolverinesThe Huskies seemed to be energized in the beginning of the first period, and again they proved they can play with the Wolverines.  But, a couple of defensive breakdowns, coupled with a couple of suspect calls from the referee, and Whitecourt led 3-2 after one.  In the second period, the pups got into some penalty trouble, and though they allowed only one powerplay goal (on a 5-on-3), Whitecourt still extended their lead to 6-3.  – Advertisement -Finally, fatigue and frustration set in in the third, as Whitecourt capped things off with an 8-4, to take a 2-0 lead in the seven game series.  The Huskies will hope to push the Wolverines back, when they return to Fort St. John for games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Thursday. Listen to this highlight package Advertisement WCT – Lavoie, from Quaife – 8:10FSJ – Pappin, from Kalb, Wongstedt – 9:39WCT – Brown, from Sinatynski, Charrois (PP) – 13:08WCT – Ternan, from Rose, Reid – 17:102nd.Advertisement WCT – Stead, from Stubbs – 3:22FSJ – Norris, from L. Apsassin (PP) – 4:23WCT – Lavoie, from ? – 8:27Shots:WCT 41 – Fort St. John 24Powerplays:WCT 2/9 – Fort St. John 2/9last_img read more

first_imgThe lower court also correctly ruled that the Holocaust Victims Redress Act did not establish a right to sue for the return of confiscated property, the appeals court held. In court documents, Taylor’s attorneys acknowledged that Nazis forced Mauthner and her family to give up jobs, pensions and homes, but said they had no information on whether Mauthner sold the painting or it was stolen from her. In its opinion Friday, the 9th Circuit took note of the geographic and legal journey the painting has made. “Vincent van Gogh is said to have reflected that `paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.’ The confused and perhaps turbulent history of his painting “Vue de l’Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-R Demy” may prove the truth of his observation,” the court wrote. Taylor said in court papers that she had never seen information suggesting the painting was ill-gotten by the Nazis. Her father, Francis Taylor, bought the painting in 1963 on his daughter’s behalf for $257,600 at a Sotheby’s auction in London. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit demanding that Elizabeth Taylor turn over a Vincent van Gogh painting once confiscated by Nazis. Four descendants of the late Margarete Mauthner, whose possessions were seized by the Nazis after she fled Germany in 1939, claimed in a 2004 lawsuit that Taylor failed to review the ownership history of “View of the Asylum of Saint-Remy” before acquiring the painting more than 40 years ago. The heirs contended a sales brochure warned the painting was likely confiscated by Nazis. They asked for restitution and for the painting, which was appraised at between $10 million and $15 million when it hung in Taylor’s living room about two years ago. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower federal court properly ruled in 2005 that the statute of limitations had expired for the state law under which the family filed its claim. last_img

first_imgCarl Diver (Active Irish Honey), Dr John Barrett (IT Sligo), Dr Tom Patton (IT Sligo), Conor Daly (Active Irish Honey), Dr James Brennan (IT Sligo), Austin Duignan (Active Irish Honey). Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8Research shows Donegal-made ‘Active Irish Honey’ is just as beneficial as world-famous Manuka Honey.‘Active Irish Honey’ won Best Product Award at this year’s Donegal Taste Festival.Through an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Scheme, research from Sligo IT proves it has the same activity levels as New Zealand Manuka Honey. Conor Daly, Managing Director of Travellogic, is a beekeeper in his spare time.He says that the potential for the market is huge.“Irish consumers want to buy local products for a variety of reasons, not least because it supports jobs locally. The more local the honey the more effective it is believed to be in preventing the symptoms of allergies. Many hay fever sufferers for instance get great relief from consuming locally produced honey.”Daly from Donegal Town works with businessman Austin Duigan, Raphoe and engineer Carl Diver, Falcarragh. They are developing a production and sales model, and hope to have the honey sold all over Ireland. SWEET NEWS FOR DONEGAL HONEY MAKERS was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

first_img Clough with trusted right-hand man Peter Taylor during their Nottingham Forest days Stuart Pearce has shared a brilliant story about how legendary coach Brian Clough could be absolutely brutal with his players.The former England and Nottingham Forest star joined talkSPORT on Thursday to pay tribute to Clough on the 14th anniversary of his former manager’s death.Forest legend Pearce, who has played and managed at the club, was brought to the City Ground by Clough in 1985.He played for eight seasons under European Cup-winning boss, seven as his captain, and went on to make over 500 appearances for the Tricky Trees. “I wasn’t his ideal type of player. He liked silky footballers, whereas I just bludgeoned myself through life as a left back.“I think at the end he probably respected what I did for the team, but in the main I wasn’t his ideal type of footballer I don’t think.“I never fell out with him, but I was always in fear of him in many ways because of everything he was.”Listen back to Stuart Pearce’s tribute to Brian Clough IN FULL above Pearce remembers his spell under Clough as ‘a fantastic period’ of his career but revealed he felt he was never really liked by his gaffer, despite never falling out with him.Some players were not so fortunate, however, as he explained in this hilariously brutal tale…“I’ll tell you a great story,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Thursday.“We signed a fella called Dave Currie from Barnsley for £650,000 one summer and we were about three weeks into the pre-season.“Now, Dave had only been at the club for three weeks and we went to play at Derby in a friendly.“We were sat in the Baseball Ground, and when Cloughie was in the dressing room no one said a word, so all of the players were sat around about ten minutes before we were going out to play.“And he looked across the dressing room to Dave Currie, stared him straight in the eyes and said: ‘Have you found yourself a house yet Dave?’“Dave said: ‘No, not yet boss’.“’Don’t bother, son,’ Cloughie went.“After three weeks at the club, he’d decided ‘he ain’t for me’.“Cloughie was wonderful like that, to be fair.” 2center_img 🤝 “Clough bought Dave Currie…🏠…three weeks later he asked Dave if he’d bought a house….❌ …Dave said “Not yet, boss”…😂 …Brian said “Don’t bother, son!”Stuart Pearce remembers Brian Clough on the 14th anniversary of his passing pic.twitter.com/zQC7gwXEKf— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 20, 2018Pearce also spoke of his pride to play under Clough for eight years at Nottingham Forest – and seven of those as his captain.However, he revealed to talkSPORT he always had the impression he wasn’t the gaffer’s favourite player at the club…MUST LISTEN: The most incredible transfer story ever, feat. Brian CloughThe former defender added: “I was really fortunate. He signed me when I was a 23-year-old from Coventry, I spent eight seasons with him and seven of those as his captain – they were fantastic times.“But I always had the impression he never really liked me. Pearce joined Forest at the age of 23 and stayed at the club for 12 years 2last_img read more

first_imgWe are featuring the Twelve Deals of Christmas in the run-up to December 25th.Today’s deal is a DVD players at just €24.99 from Kelly’s Centra in Mountain Top, Letterkenny.The DVD player is ideal for kids rooms, playrooms, students or training rooms for businesses and at this price its probably the cheapest player in town. Stocks are limited and it comes with a full one year guarantee. A perfect stocking filler! THE TWELVE DEALS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 2 was last modified: December 6th, 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:dealDVD playerKelly’s Centralast_img read more

first_img4 October 2012The education department in South Africa’s Gauteng province has intensified interventions over the past financial year to address the quality of learning in literacy, languages and mathematics.Presenting the department’s report for the past financial year in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Education MEC Barbara Creecy said the department had made strides in implementing quality education, especially in poor schools.The report focused on progress made against goals set as a province for 2010/2011 to improve the learner outcome and ultimately improve the quality of education offered across the province.Coaching for foundation phase teachersAchievements included the successful implementation of the innovative foundation phase to improve the quality of teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy in targeted schools.A first for the country was the department’s introduction of a coaching programme to support teachers in the foundation phase.“We targeted 792 under-performing primary schools, where all 6 496 teachers in the foundation phase were provided with quarterly lesson plans and were trained quarterly on the use of the lesson plans,” Creecy said.“All learners were provided with workbooks and graded readers in all official languages and each foundation classroom was provided with two library trollies containing a total of 120 books each.”Identifying content gaps and backlogsThe Secondary Schools Intervention Programme (SSIP) was implemented to improve learning in Grades 8 and 9 and the department targeted teachers in 391 under- performing secondary schools for training in problem areas in mathematics and science teaching.“We trained a total of 6 765 FET teachers in science and mathematics content where we identified content gaps and backlogs,” she said.The department also managed to intensify its interventions for Grades 10 to 12 through SSIP, which has seen an improvement in the performance of learners in the 2011 Senior Certificate Examination.The department, which has set a target of 80% pass rate in Grade 12, has through SSIP managed to achieve a pass rate of 81.1%.Improving safety in high-risk schoolsCreecy said the most notable achievement by the department was the implementation of the school safety strategy in all priority high risk schools.“We promised to improve the security at schools and employed over 6 500 school patrollers to provide security at schools which has resulted in a decline in burglaries at school,” Creecy said.In addition, the department has successfully implemented measures to improve on the audit outcome in 2011/12; this Creecy said has assisted in improving the public accountability of the funds voted to the department to deliver quality education.“I’m also pleased that the department has managed to improve in its responsibility of carrying out its fiduciary duties and for prudent manner in which the resources voted to the department have been managed, culminating in a third consecutive unqualified audit opinion,” she said.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more