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Eriksen to snub £200k-a-week deal to secure dream transfer to Barca or Real

first_img2 Christian Eriksen will only quit Tottenham for Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus… with last-gasp £60m bid expected Spurs had a £50million price-tag on his head which has put off potential suitors so far considering he would be available for nothing in 12-months time.They could be willing to lower their value in order for him to leave before September 2 and Poch admitted he doesn’t know if he has played his final game for the club.Speaking after the shock 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle, he said: “I don’t know. It’s so difficult.”Some situations we cannot fix, we knew that a situation like this could happen. It’s difficult to handle. What can we do?most read in 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD 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 clubI 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”The problem [with the contracts] is during the week that maybe can affect [the players].”These type of situations happen in the Premier League.”That is why you need to create a very good dynamic and a strong team-bonding and at the moment that situation in our group is still far, far away in that respect.”center_img CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is ready to snub a £200,000-a-week deal to land his dream move to La Liga, according to reports.The Dane is out of contract at the end of the season and could still leave for Spain before their deadline shuts on Monday.2 Christian Eriksen is ready to reject Spurs’ final contractCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has opted against starting Eriksen in two of their last three Premier League fixtures leaving his future further in doubt.Eriksen, 27, has made it no secret of his desire to play for Real Madrid but it hasn’t prevented Spurs launching one final last-ditch attempt to keep him for the long-term.The Daily Mail report that Tottenham have put a £200,000-a-week deal on the table which would make him the second highest paid player at the club behind Harry Kane.But Eriksen is ready to stand firm and let his contract run down so he can leave on the cheap with Barcelona also a possibility.DRAW DRAMACHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).Read more about the upcoming draw here.last_img read more

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Cut VAT from water, electricity

first_img…“Guyanese it seems are destined to remain in poverty” ‒ Central Corentyne ChamberPresident of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) has expressed alarm at the 2017 Budget, and is calling for Government to reconsider its proposal to have Value Added Tax (VAT) on water and electricity.President of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, Mohammed RaffikAccording to President of CCCC, Mohammed Raffik, the Budget proposes placing more taxes on an already burdened population: “One item that has jumped out at us and one which we have found to be totally reprehensible is the imposition of VAT on electricity and water. This is a real ‘sleight of the hand’ operation by the Minister, reducing VAT by 2 per cent and then coming in through the backdoor and poking it back at us. We are calling for this measure to be immediately withdrawn,” Raffik said.He also noted that the majority of ordinary Guyanese pay more than $10,000 for electricity and $1500 in water bills on a monthly basis: “This means their bills will automatically go up by 14 per cent which may work out more than the salary increases they will get.”The CCCC head stated that the two per cent transfer charge on the sale of a vehicle is another backdoor tax and should also be withdrawn. According to Raffik, the increase in the threshold with a one-third measure of exempt income is welcomed and with a higher bracket of 40 per cent the effective tax rate as shown in the calculations, will be lower. “But why spoil this desirable measure by taking it back with the next hand. Guyanese, it seems, are destined to remain in poverty,” the Chamber head added.Raffik has promised to give a detailed comment on the impact the $250 billion Budget will have on Berbice.last_img read more

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BC Teachers start mediated bargaining with Province

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Eight days of mediated bargaining between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province began on Wednesday.According to the Vancouver Sun, Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring says there is no scenario in which teachers would undertake job action or a strike before school begins on September 3, even if mediation ends without a deal.The Teachers Federation, which represents 43,000 teachers, is sitting down for eight days of mediation with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association in an effort to determine a new collective agreement before the start of school in two weeks.- Advertisement -Mooring says the two groups have been in discussions since January.The collective agreement between the Teacher’s Federation and the Province had expired June 30.The mediated bargaining will resume Thursday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!

first_imgGET ready for a Bank Holiday Monday Party with a difference – a disco inside a thatched cottage!The charity Halloween Fancy Dress Disco in Thatched Cottage, Kilmacrennan takes place this Monday 29th from 5pm to 7.30pm.Admission is just €3. The disco is in aid of People with Intellectual Disabilities. All Welcome!So if you want to give the kids a Halloween party with a different, all roads lead to the Thatched Cottage on Monday.And you’ll be helping a great cause.  GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY! was last modified: October 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Good news for Chelsea! Real Madrid ‘give up on Hazard and turn to Monaco star’

first_imgReal Madrid are ready to swoop for Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva after hitting a dead end in their pursuit of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.The Spanish giants are looking to complete another marquee signing this summer and they have been linked with a number of targets in recent months.Top of Madrid’s wish list is Chelsea attacking midfielder Hazard after the Belgian once again rediscovered his best form this season at Stamford Bridge.However, according to Le10 Sport, Real are now set to move for Silva instead after failing in their attempts to snap up Hazard.Chelsea are said to be playing hard ball over the 26-year-old and, as a result, he will not be leaving the Blues during the next transfer window.That has forced Real to look elsewhere and manager Zinedine Zidane has now set his sights on prising Silva away from Monaco.The Portugal international has starred this season in helping his side win Ligue 1 and he has also been linked with Manchester United. 1 Bernardo Silva [left] in action for Monaco last_img read more

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SOCCER: WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgIT was a busy weekend in local soccer with a number of games.In Gaoth Dobhair, Gweedore Celtic hit Lifford hoops for seven in a thoroughly one-sided affair in bitterly cold conditions.All the rest of the weekend results are below: Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueGweedore Celtic 7 Lifford Celtic 0Milford Inn Hotel Division OneDonegal Town 3 Arranmore United 3St. Catherines 10 Convoy Arsenal 0Gweedore United 0 Curragh Ath 1Raphoe Town 5 Cappty Rvs 1CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand U 4 Bonagee United 1Cranford 4 Keadue Rovers 2Copany Rovers 1 Kerrykeel 71 5Ballybofey United 3 Drumbar 1Letterbarrow Celtic 1 Glenree United 4 SOCCER: WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: December 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal sunday league resultsdonegaldaily.comlast_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 3 Newcastle 0

first_imgEden Hazard’s hat-trick means Chelsea are in total control at Stamford Bridge, where a win could take them to the top of the table.Hazard struck on 27 minutes, turning nicely and finding Branislav Ivanovic before meeting the right-back’s low cross with a first-time shot into the bottom corner of the net.He doubled the lead in brilliant fashion on the counter-attack seven minutes later, finishing coolly after a one-two with Samuel Eto’o.And he netted again midway through the second half with a penalty after Eto’o had been fouled by Vurnon Anita.Chelsea have been largely dominant but keeper Petr Cech was also called into action following Hazard’s opener, saving at the feet of Moussa Sissoko after the midfielder had been put through by Davide Santon.It proved to be a crucial save because Hazard made it 2-0 a minute later.Worse almost followed for the Magpies early in the second half.Krul slipped over as he came to collect David Luiz’s long punt forward but, fortunately for the Dutchman, the ball drifted wide and Oscar was unable to reach it for what would have been a simple tap-in.However, Krul was soon picking the ball out of the net again after Anita needlessly wrestled Eto’o to the floor at the far post following Frank Lampard’s scuffed corner.Hazard nonchalantly tucked away the resulting spot-kick – his 12th league goal of the season.With leaders Arsenal having been thrashed 5-1 at Liverpool earlier in the day, three points would put Chelsea top if second-placed Manchester City fail to win at Norwich, where the match was goalless after 70 minutes.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o (Ba 71). Subs: Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Salah. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Western Nostril: nose for humour

first_imgAlex and Patrick Latimer, creators ofThe Western Nostril.By Lusanda NgcaweniBrothers Patrick and Alex Latimer, creators of the cartoon strip The Western Nostril which appears in Business Day newspaper, could easily be characters out of a British sitcom. Minus the accent. Extremely sharp, the twosome’s sense of humour is not the laugh-a-minute, tears rolling down your cheeks kind, but the more deadpan I’m-not trying-to-be-funny, I’m-just-stating-a-fact kind that may just go right over your head. Or not.When creating The Western Nostril, Patrick and Alex brainstorm ideas separately, then put them together to see which ideas are good and which are bad. “Alex takes the good ones and writes them into a script that works best, doing re-writes where necessary”, says older brother, Patrick. “And I do all the drawing.”In the beginning“We first thought about the cartoon in 2000. The ideas were good, but the drawings were not so good,” says Patrick. “Actually, some of the ideas weren’t that good either,” he quickly adds, glancing at his brother.“Patrick doesn’t remember this, but we wanted to enter some competition,” says Alex. “We started doing the cartoon, liked it, saw the potential and decided not to enter it into the competition after all. We carried on with the cartoon in phases, doing it; then stopping.”“It was dormant for a while, no one was paying us to do it,” Patrick adds.In the meantime, they were doing other work, Patrick as a freelance art director, illustrator and cartoonist (though he does not do art directing anymore), while Alex, who went to work overseas, started a graphic design company with their middle brother, Gordon, and two friends. Alex missed home and decided to come back three years ago. “When I retuned to South Africa I couldn’t face going back to an advertising agency, so I opted to freelance as a writer, cartoonist and illustrator instead.”With both brothers doing freelance work for a whole lot of people, Business Day came across their work, and the cartoon has been appearing in the paper every Tuesday to Friday since February this year. “It has been a gear change from working on the cartoon only when we felt like it, to creating six a month,” confesses Alex. “We don’t even read Business Day, nor does anyone we know,” adds Patrick, about the publication’s interest in their cartoon.Whatever the appeal, The Western Nostril is definitely not the kind of cartoon you’ll love (or understand!) every time you see it. “It’s often a case of one person loving a cartoon, and another person hating it. But the person who hates it also has a favourite from our collection. It’s a weird fact, but we’ll carry on doing what we’re doing. We can’t please everyone all of the time,” say Alex.The brothers once created a cartoon that only the two of them got. They asked a couple of people and the feedback was unanimous – they didn’t get it. They still think its funny, though maybe they’ll tweak it “without giving too much away”. “People laughed at it because the illustration was funny, but they totally didn’t get the copy! We have to stop doing that,” Alex laughs.So what’s so special about The Western Nostril?Patrick says it’s different from other cartoons in that it only has one big panel instead of a couple of panels with linear time frames. This means that nothing new can happen visually, it can only happen in the copy. “The humour is also unlike other cartoons,” Patrick adds. “It has very clever ideas that make the characters look stupid. You have to be pretty smart to be that stupid.”“The humour is strange,” Alex agrees. “It’s what we think, things that come to mind without a conscious effort. It can be silly, but in a cerebral way.”Another distinction is that unlike a lot of cartoons these days, The Western Nostril is totally hand drawn instead of being done on the computer (which Alex believes is cheating). “At least we can hold our cartoon once we’ve finished it,” Patrick says, quick to add that Zapiro and Madam & Eve are also hand drawn. He says there’s a big move towards web comics, with some comics that are “too edgy” only appearing on the internet. “But ours are clean so we can appear in print. We also run the cartoon on our website, where most of our readers see it.”The Western Nostril first appeared in the launch edition of Laugh-It-Off, an annual publication. “It was a nice tester to see what kind of reception we’d get. It came up tops as winner of the ‘Best overall contribution’ in that annual’s first new media awards,” says Alex.And the name? What’s that all about? “I was thinking about nothing when the title came to me,” says Patrick. “I wrote it down on a sticker and stuck it on my computer, waiting for something to use it on. It was there for ages, long before we started working on The Western Nostril. Everyone has a western nostril; your right hand nostril is your western nostril.”“It doesn’t really tie in with the actual cartoon; the only link is that the character’s nostrils are distinctive,” Alex adds.Cartooning in SA“Although there’s not much competition here, there isn’t enough cartoon work for us to make a living out of, hence all the other freelance work we do,” Patrick reveals. “It would be a dream to make a living out of it!” Alex says. “But for everyone who does, there’s a different length of road to get there.”In the US, illustrations started taking off 10 years ago and Patrick reckons South Africa is lagging 10 years behind. “There are tons of fantastic photographers here, but not many illustrators, which is another reason to do it.”The brothers are also toying with the idea of having a book published, though Alex is more cautious about it. “We don’t want to do it unless people want to buy it; we must first assess the response from the website and print.” But Patrick is quick to interject, “It’s something we want to do, even if it’s a low-cost starter with only our first batch of cartoons. We’ll have a couple of hundred by the end of the year. We have 60 now; it sounds like a little, but it weighs a lot!”They’ve already got a publisher for this book – Laugh-It-Off’s Justine Nurse (he of the satirical “Black labour, White guilt” SAB T-shirts lawsuit which went all the way to the Constitutional Court). “He punts The Western Nostril every chance he gets and has even taken it to the London Book Fair and all sorts of places,” Alex says.Favourite cartoonistsAbout his favourite cartoonists, Patrick says: “Its no one anyone would ever have heard of: Ben Katchor (New York) and Tom Gould (London).”And Alex? “It’s hard to say, there’s no specific one. I have a daily routine of going through (on the internet) all the cartoons I like. It’s quite strange, but I wouldn’t say any are my favourite.”“Are there any you curse because you’re not them?” Patrick asks.“No, not yet; we beat them all,” is Alex’s quick response.Once they’ve got the ball rolling with the consistent four-day-a-week routine, they’ll approach other publications that are different from Business Day so there’s no conflict of interest.Useful linksThe Western NostrilAlex LatimerPatrick LatimerBusiness DayZapiroMadam and EveLaugh it Offlast_img read more

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AirlineRatings.com editor wins major award

first_imgAirlineRatings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas has won Best Safety story at the global Aviation Media Awards in London.Thomas’s article was published in the trade journal Australian Aviation and also in part on AirlineRatings.com           Read Extraordinary Statements  and Controversy in the wake of the NTSB’s findings. The award was presented at a gala dinner at the Royal Aeronautical Society headquarters in London on Sunday night ahead of the Farnborough Air Show.Mr Thomas’s article entitled Coming Up Short researched, with the University of Southern California, the complex pilot cultural factors surrounding the crash of an Asiana 777 at San Francisco last year.The research article found that intense flight and systems training cannot always remove cultural lessons imparted up to age of 10.In the Asiana crash the captain under training, who was flying the Boeing 777, said because of the Korean culture he was too afraid to admit he could not fly a visual approach and when the plane was too low said it was the instructing captain’s role to abort the landing.Mr Thomas was presented with his award by famous German test pilot Marc “Turbo” Grune (left) and Chris Stellwag from CAE sponsors of the award.last_img read more

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Miller not closing doors on PBA return

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If there is a decent team out there that needs my help and wants to win a championship,” Miller told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during the Red Bull Reign Philippines 3-on-3 tournament finals on Saturday.“That team should really want to win,” he stressed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe 39-year-old Miller last saw action in the PBA as part of TNT in 2015 where he was signed at the beginning of the Commissioner’s Cup for the rest of the season.He played in 17 games during that stint and averaged 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 14.5 minutes. San Miguel sends Alaska to 6th straight loss Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The crafty guard suited up in the Asean Basketball League for the woeful Pilipinas MX3 Kings after that and has been competing in several tournaments since including a 1-on-1 tournament last year.Miller also said he is focused on spending some of his time imparting his basketball knowledge and experience to kids.“I want to share my experiences to our future basketball players and teach these kids how to play the right way. It’s also my way of helping improve basketball more in the country.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Willie Miller during the Red Bull Reign Philippines 3-on-3 tournament finals Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Nagtahan Bridge court. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netWillie Miller isn’t closing his doors on a possible return to the PBA where he was named MVP twice and won four championships.Miller, the 15-year veteran, said he could make a comeback given the team he would play for is inclined to winning a championship.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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