Jose Mourinho’s comments about Spurs’ forward options bode poorly for Troy Parrott

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has said that with Harry Kane out injured, Tottenham now don’t have a striker in their squad.The Portugese did not mention Troy Parrott at any point in his press conference yesterday.1 Irish fans have been hoping Kane’s injury would open the door to more game-time for ParrottCredit: ReutersWhen quizzed on how his side’s attack will have to change with their talisman out injured for the next few months, he gave a downbeat response.He said: “We don’t have another one. There is not a striker in the squad. We have only one, he is not fit, we don’t have another one.”You know that you cannot play like we normally play when Harry Kane is not in the team.”The only thing I can tell you is that of course we cannot do the same way as with Harry.”IRISH HOPEIrish fans had hoped that 17-year-old Parrott would get more time in the first-team as the season went on but especially in the wake of the England captain’s injury.He made his first senior start in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester earlier in the season.Mourinho then gave him Premier League debut bringing him off the bench in a win against Burnley.It is expected that he’ll sign a new contract with the club next month when he turns 18.DECISION TIMEThe Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich but Mourinho has said that he is keen for him to stay.Mourinho said: “The next step for him is to sign a new contract at the club long-term and then it is for everyone to decide what is best for is development.”In this club we care about our players.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 returnPicturedAN 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 raid”It is also to find the best pathway to develop.”However, his manager appears to currently only view him as a player for the future.He said previously: “Some minutes will arrive like it happened against Burnley, and step by step but [we are] not in a situation where we see Harry Kane is injured and Parrott is the man to resolve our problems.”last_img read more

Athletic madness: 6,000 members requested entry for Anfield

first_imgFor the first leg, which will be played on February 18, everything is sold and will be filled in the Wanda Metropolitano. Liverpool has also reserved all the tickets to which it is entitled, 5 percent of the stadium capacity. The price of tickets for Liverpool is 55 euros for Atlético fans, who will be located in the area dedicated to the visiting fans. Esgar Travel, the most experienced agency with Atlético’s fans, has organized a round trip on the day to price of 395 euros. Places are limited. Viajes Halcón, the official Atlético agency, also rides a trip also on the day and at the same price. Atlético has already started selling tickets through the club’s virtual office for the Champions League match between Liverpool and Atletico that will play on March 11 in Anfield. In the end there have been 6,000 rojiblancos fans who have requested a locality for the Champions League meeting and the Madrid club only 2,500 is available tickets. From Atletico they are pleasantly surprised by the great expectation that this tie has aroused, both for the first leg and the return. ANDl Atletico has already communicated to the club members to which they have received entry and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 2,500 members who have a locality must pay it. Always through the virtual office. Atlético gave priority to the members who have the total payment. Subsequently to the subscribers, have the total payment or do not have it. And finally, to the unpaid members. last_img read more

Granger and his cabal are hijacking our country

first_imgDear Editor,Do Granger’s lies really matter? Are they different from other lies? Research has demonstrated that other Presidents told lies for a variety of reasons, from legitimate lies concerning national security, to trivial misstatements or shading the truth, or avoiding embarrassment, to serious lies of policy deception.However, when Granger continues to insist that his previous false statements are true, the institutions of Government become corroded and democracy is undermined. Of course, many of Granger’s lies are “conventional” lies, similar to those that politicians often tell in order to look good or avoid blames but these lies are in contravention of the Constitution.The most recent being in the process of the appointment of the GECOM Chairman, whereby he said that he would consider the previous lists of eighteen persons that was submitted and then reneged on his pronouncement, accusing Jagdeo of not acting in good faith.Then the statement to the nation, when he lied again that the appointment of a GECOM Chairman can be concluded in days, then subsequently stated that the process can end in gridlock if his nominees are not on the list that is being submitted by Bharrat Jagdeo.The other statement pertaining to the passage of the National Budget would be another deception since all governmental agencies were instructed to submit their proposals including the Regional Democratic Councils.The integrity of David Granger as a political leader is decaying, the people of Guyana must not ever believe in him anymore because of his lies, deception, disrespect for the Constitution, doing everything unlawful to remain in power etc. The present political situation in Guyana can be considered a ‘dictatorship state’ since the APNU/AFC coalition Government is manipulating all the systems in order to regain power.Since the APNU/AFC coalition Government’s assumption to Government, corruption has reached an uncontrolled level, so Granger is desperately trying to prevent the exposure of this corruption by his Cabinet and Government. The situation at GECOM is worrying and Guyana might not see another free and fair elections, we must stand up against what is happening in GECOM. Guyana needs immediate help!Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Monrovia College Prioritizes Industrial Education

first_imgThe president of the Monrovia College and Industrial Training School, Madam Pearl Banks-Williams, says high level of unemployment resulting from lack of technical skills among young people needs to be tackled at the junior and senior high levels of their education.Speaking at the 58th graduation ceremony of Monrovia College recently at the Monrovia City hall, Madam Bank-Williams said teaching industrial education from these levels will help empower them to get prepared for part-time jobs to finance their college education.Madam Pearl Bank-Williams, who took over the leadership of the MC two years ago, said she decided to add the industrial component to help prepare graduates from there for a better future.She added that industrial education now plays a pivotal role in the society especially for youths, and adds an important taste to the curriculum of Monrovia College.“MC Industrial Program is back in full swing and we are here to stay and ensure that our students get the requisite technical skills that will prepare them for college life. This is in addition to our excellent academic programs,” she said.MC prior to the Liberian crisis was well known for industrial educational activities, but since the cessation of the crisis, not much attention has been given the industrial component of the school’s activities.There are five industrial training programs offered senior high students of the institution, and each student has the option to choose one among them.The programs include cosmetology,Consumer Science (cooking, baking and art, craft), Business Education, and Early Childhood Development.There are also other programs such as Drafting, Construction and Electricity offered in the school.According to the Monrovia College president, Driving and Agriculture will be added to the long list of Industrial Education courses this academic year.The school also has a foreign language department that offers French and Chinese.She said most of the developed countries are industrialized because of they attach to technical vocational knowledge.“Most of the developed countries are so because of the small business activities that their citizens are engaged in,” she noted“I’m a beneficiary of Industrial Education. I did Cosmetology and I made a lot of money in the US with my skills. This helped me a lot in pursuing my college education.  So, this is the same idea that we have brought to MC,” she acknowledged.She called on alumni of the school to help in whatever way they can to up-lift their alma mater.“Like the man who teaches Chinese, he graduated from here, went to china and I think he has obtained two or three master degrees in that country.  He has come with the skills and knowledge acquired to offer his services here.  I want you to also do the same as he is doing,” the MC President noted.The Dean for Academic Affairs, Mr. Molley A. Dukuly, said the school is ensuring a project based learning through its industrial training program.“We are doing project based learning. In the various departments, the instructors are not only teaching and writing notes, but are doing practical and first- hand experience. We take our students out in the field for this purpose,” he said.Dean Dukuly called on the industrial public to assist the schools in making available their industrial centers where the students can go to do their practical.He disclosed that the Lebanese World Cultural Union president, Dr. Ezzat Eid, has offered his Aluminum Factory for students to do their Construction practical.“So if you have wood workshops and other business entities, you can offer it to our students to do their practical,” he appealed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MTA moves toward riding a Wi-Fi wave

first_imgVillaraigosa, who brought the motion before the board, is striving to give Los Angeles the nation’s biggest wireless-fidelity network. Last week, he introduced plans to hook up the whole city with free Wi-Fi service. Wi-Fi allows computer users to access the Web without traditional phone connections. After bids were sought to bring Wi-Fi to the Orange Line, vendors said the service could be expanded to all MTA buses and subways with the price offset through advertisements, according to Richard Hunt, general manager for the San Fernando Valley Service Sector, an arm of the MTA. Popular in coffee shops, hotels and airports, Wi-Fi is slowly making its way into public transportation. Business commuters have surfed the Web aboard three express buses traveling from Temecula to Oceanside – about a one-hour trip – ever since the service began in spring 2005, said Riverside Transit Agency spokesman Bradley Weaver. Forget the cyber cafe; take the cyber commute. The MTA’s Orange Line and subway system may not always deliver a high-speed trip, but transit officials would like to offer commuters high-speed Internet service. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Thursday directed the transit agency’s staff to do a feasibility study by April of how to provide the technology on its rail lines. All buses in the MTA’s fleet could be next in line for the service. “It’s an idea whose time has come,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday. It cost $14,500 to install it on each bus and $70 a month to maintain, Weaver said. Wi-Fi connections are being installed now on 78 commuter buses that haul passengers on 40-minute rides across the Bay and San Mateo bridges. Oakland-based AC Transit is funding the service through a $390,000 grant from the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, said spokesman Clarence Johnson. Some Red Line commuters on Thursday hesitated at the thought of using computers in the subway. “I wouldn’t use equipment like that here,” said Roger Wallace of Mission Hills. “I see people looking around for targets on the train, so I leave my expensive stuff at home.” Kim Stammler said Wi-Fi would help with emergencies. “You don’t have cell phone access on the subway,” the 48-year-old woman said. “You could still access emergency numbers through the Internet.” (818)713-3746160Want 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

Belgium crush Tunisia to power into last 16

first_img0Shares0000Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Tunisia © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 23 – Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts on Saturday, scoring twice as Belgium moved to the brink of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia.The victory leaves the Red Devils top of Group G with two wins ahead of their clash on Thursday against England, who play Panama on Sunday. After also scoring twice in the opening 3-0 win against Panama, Manchester United’s Lukaku showed clinical finishing with two first-half goals in Moscow, matching Ronaldo’s tally in Russia.Not to be outdone, Belgium captain Eden Hazard scored in either half, including an early penalty at the Spartak Stadium, before substitute Michy Batshuayi added their fifth.Tunisia’s consolation goals came from defender Dylan Bronn and captain Wahbi Khazri.The Belgians were criticised by coach Roberto Martinez for starting slowly against Panama in their first group match but flew out of the blocks in Moscow.Hazard — having been on the receiving end of some bruising tackles in Belgium’s opener — was sent tumbling after just five minutes but converted the penalty to open his Russian account.Midfielder Ferjani Sassi picked up an early booking for complaining when Tunisia’s appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears, just before Belgium added their second goal.Ali Maaloul’s weak pass on the halfway line was collected by Dries Mertens, who sprinted away and put Lukaku clear.The striker coolly hit his shot inside the far post, just past the outstretched glove of Tunisia keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha, in the 16th minute.Tunisia responded two minutes later, Bronn leaping highest to head home a free-kick from his skipper Khazri on 18 minutes, only to be later carried off after landing awkwardly following a collision.With half-time approaching, the Belgians grabbed their third goal.After earlier squandering two clear chances created by Kevin De Bruyne, Lukaku converted his third opportunity just before the half-time whistle.Thomas Meunier put him in behind the defence and Lukaku tucked his shot away, celebrating with De Bruyne, who started the move.The Manchester City midfield maestro turned provider again after the break for Hazard.The Chelsea star sprinted onto De Bruyne’s lofted pass, held off two defenders, rounded keeper Ben Mustapha and tapped home Belgium’s fourth goal in the 51st minute.With one eye on the England game, Martinez took off Lukaku, then Hazard as the half wore on and for the final 22 minutes brought on Batshuayi, who could have scored five.The Borussia Dortmund forward had a chance cleared off the line, was twice denied by Ben Mustapha’s saves and hit the crossbar, finally converting a cross for Belgium’s fifth goal.Tunisia captain Khazri grabbed their second goal just before the final whistle of their second defeat in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘I am staying at Bayern Munich,’ confirms Guardiola amid rumours of Man City interest

first_img Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola Guardiola has rejected recent reports linking him with a Manchester City move this summer, insisting that his future remains at Bayern Munich.Rumours emerging over the weekend claimed the former Barcelona coach had already agreed terms to replace under-fire Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium hotseat.German football expert Raphael Honigstein told talkSPORT the reports took Bayern by surprise and, at a news conference held later on Monday afternoon, Guardiola strongly denied he had any plans to leave the German champions.“I have a contract and I will stay here at Bayern,” he said. “That’s all.”Guardiola left Barcelona in the summer of 2012 after winning 14 titles – including two Champions League crowns – in a trophy-laden four-year stint at the helm.The 44-year-old joined Bayern a year later and has led the Munich side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles.But questions over his future at the club arose with Bayern losing 1-0 at home to Augsburg on Saturday to continue a four-match losing run.The German champions host Guardiola’s former club Barca on Tuesday needing to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League final. 1last_img read more

Is this the tactical change Van Gaal will make to surprise Liverpool?

first_img1 Manchester United v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT this Saturday, 12 September 2015, but how will the Red Devils line up?Wayne Rooney has faced criticism this season having failed to scored in United’s first four Premier League games, despite bagging a Champions League qualifier hat-trick against Bruges.Fresh from breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goal scoring record, Rooney is aiming to get on the Premier League score sheet for the first time since a 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa last April.The 29-year-old United skipper has been handed the role of centre forward by Louis van Gaal so far this season, as he did for England against Switzerland at Wembley.In the Euro 2016 qualifier, Rooney looked much more of a threat when reported United transfer target Harry Kane came on as a substitute, allowing the England captain to drop and play off the Spurs striker.With the Liverpool game coming up, could Van Gaal provide Rooney with support up front?Anthony Martial will make it ‘impossible’ for teams to shut down Manchester United, says ex-Red Devil and France internationalThe former Everton star has an underwhelming record against the Anfield side, scoring just five goals in 20 appearances against them, but Liverpool’s centre back pairing of Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren has looked vulnerable this season.With Rooney and another forward in attack, this could be the way for United to rattle their bitter rivals on Saturday.Take a look at this possible United starting XI and let us know what team you would pick for the Liverpool match by leaving a comment below. Manchester United v Liverpool: Could Wayne Rooney be joined by another striker in the starting line up? last_img read more

Stoke City boost! Geoff Cameron available for League Cup semi-final after red card appeal

first_img1 Geoff Cameron Stoke defender Geoff Cameron will be available for Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final against Liverpool after having the red card he received against West Brom rescinded.The USA international was sent off for apparent violent conduct as the Potters slipped to a 2-1 defeat the Baggies on Saturday.Cameron was facing a three-match suspension for pushing Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck during the Hawthorns clash.But the Potters announced on Monday they were appealing, and a subsequent statement from the Football Association said referee Lee Mason’s decision to show red for violent conduct was the wrong one.“Geoff Cameron has had his three-match suspension withdrawn with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful,” the statement read.“An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Stoke City player for violent conduct during the game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.”The 30-year-old was given his marching orders in the final ten minutes of the game after he responded with the push on Yacob to a challenge from the Albion midfielder.Stoke boss Mark Hughes said in his post-match comments that he felt the Baggies man over-reacted to ensure the visitors were left with ten men.And before the news of the appeal being successful came through, Hughes added on Monday: “We thought he [Cameron] was a little bit hard done by.“We think Yacob made a meal of it and was hoping there would be a sanction for Geoff. We didn’t feel it warranted a red card.“Having seen the incident back again, we weren’t quite sure the referee got a clear view of it because there were people in his way.“I felt a couple of the West Brom players didn’t cover themselves in glory to be honest.“From our point of view, yes, there are certain situations where you have to be careful and you don’t react to them, but then you also have to hope the referee sees it for what it is.”last_img read more

Fires put further strain on state’s water supplies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Metropolitan Water District serves 18 million people in six counties throughout the Southland, but droughts, growth and climate change are placing a growing strain on the state’s water supply. Problems with the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the hub of the state’s water supply, are worsening. A low snowfall year in the Sierra left many reservoirs below normal. And now, water officials said, firefighters are pumping out hundreds of thousands of gallons a day. “Our first priority is lives. But we’ve got all kinds of implications that can emanate from this disastrous fire,” said Brad Hiltscher, the water district’s representative in Washington, D.C. Earlier this month, state lawmakers missed a deadline to strike a compromise on a $9 billion bond measure to fix the state’s water system. The governor and some lawmakers want to put the measure on the Feb. 5 primary ballot, arguing that problems with the state’s water supply are urgent. WASHINGTON – As wildfires continued to rage in parts of Southern California Wednesday, water officials warned that the blazes may threaten the state’s long-term supply. “We are rapidly draining our reservoirs,” Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, told congressional aides and lobbyists at a Capitol Hill briefing. He and others said unequivocally that California has more than enough water to combat the fires, which have raged across the state for four days. But, Kightlinger noted, “The question is, how do we replace it? Everyone is out there with a hose trying to blanket everything with water. We are watching our reservoirs just plummeting right now.” Republicans and Democrats have sparred, however, on whether reservoirs or a mix of conservation and underground storage represent the best method of saving the supply. Kightlinger called the gridlock “unfortunate,” but said he remains hopeful that the legislature will resolve its differences. In the meantime, he and others urged Congress to continue funding desalination and other water-recycling projects. A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to comment Wednesday on concerns that the wildfires are affecting the state’s water reservoirs. “California’s short- and long-term water supply is critical, and a top priority for the governor,” Bill Maile said. “Right now he is focused on the aggressive response effort.” (202) 662-8731160Want 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