Sacking Poch is dagger to Spurs hearts but Chelsea boy Jose twists knife

first_imgFootball never ceases to amaze.It was bad enough for Tottenham fans to learn they’d be losing their beloved manager Mauricio Pochettino.2 Spurs fans will struggle to adjust in such a short space of timeBut before they’d even managed to process the shock news, imagine waking up to a new head coach in none other than Jose Mourinho.Jose Mourinho, Spurs manager.It doesn’t even sound right.Jose Mourinho, Chelsea legend… that’s better.No matter what he does for Tottenham, he will always be Chelsea’s man.The timing seems odd too.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe end of an international break – and ahead of a crunch tie with West Ham rather than after it – but there’s no time to accept or reflect.It’s time to move on.Tottenham fans were given all of a few hours to thank their man, heartfelt thanks poured out on social media.Pochettino’s legacy at Tottenham Hotspur is clear.Fighting back tears, the Argentine thanked his family in an emotional interview after he’d guided his team to a Champions League final.Even if the man himself is not immortalised at the new White Hart Lane, memories of Lucas Moura’s hat-trick and Pochettino’s tears at the final whistle will be.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)It’s not all bad for the man affectionately known as Poch though.A Christmas to spend with his family and his stock sky high even though he leaves Spurs in the bottom half of the table.Particularly when you consider it wasn’t that long ago he suggested he’d taken Tottenham as far as they can go.I won’t be surprised if I see him at a top Champions league side sooner rather than later.As for Mourinho, where do you even begin?I bet Amazon are rubbing their hands together: ‘All or Nothing’ right now, they are getting it all, pure box office.Dates for your diary December 4 at Old Trafford and December 22, it’s Master vs apprentice as Chelsea come to the new White Hart Lane with the Special One in the dugout.2There’s no denying Mourinho’s a winner.What he’s won over the years is plain for all to see, but Spurs fans have been used to Mr. Charisma and have just three days to adjust.The fact is, the man in the away dugout at London Stadium for the must win game against fierce rivals West Ham is an icon for their equally bitter foes in West London and that’ll be a tough pill to swallow.I think it’s going to take a while to get used to that.I can’t help but wonder how Mourinho will cope with the financial restraints put on him.It was no secret Pochettino was growing frustrated at the lack of investment and ambition and Mourinho will surely be in the same boat?It was a smart move in one respect. When I learned of Pochettino’s departure, I wondered who might follow?But in Mourinho they have a manager who appears to have the respect of players for what he’s won and achieved.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 himThat will buy Spurs a little time before they have to make do with life without their big names.But football is fickle, it’s about winning, and no doubt we’ll see the inevitable ‘new manager bounce’ and with Mourinho’s hunger for football sky high, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets this Spurs side back into the top four.It looks like a huge task right now, but Mourinho loves a challenge.Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettinolast_img read more

Hunters team named for qualifying final

first_imgThe winner of this game books the first spot in the grand final on September 27th.The loser will play the winner of the elimination final between the Ipswich Jets and Easts Tigers game.While the Hunters are the only team that has beaten the Blackhawks twice this season, coach  Michael Marum has drilled into the team the message that this weekend will be a different game altogether. “We have been working hard on areas that we know we can do better and we are looking forward to Saturday’s game.“Every team in the Intrust Super Cup always want to beat the Hunters and carrying the hopes of PNG on their shoulders on a weekly basis are the types of pressure that we have become accustomed to, so Saturday’s game will be no different,” said Marum.The Hunters will fly into Port Moresby today before heading tomorrow to Cairns and then on to Townsville.This Saturday’s game kicks off at 5pm.The team (with two to be omitted):1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Oti Bland Tony,3. Noel Zeming, 4. Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera,6. Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8. Henry Noki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Adam Korave, 12. Kato Ottio,  13. Timothy Lomai. Interchange: 14. Brandy Peter, 15. Atte Bina, 16. Willie Minoga, 17. Warren Glare, 18. Nickson Borana, 19. Edward Goma.last_img read more

What happened to Pablo García, the Uruguayan who played in Osasuna and Real Madrid?

first_imgAfter his lightning return to his native country, Pablo García played two seasons with the Atleti subsidiary before leaving Milan free in the 2000/2001 campaign. In the rossonero group he has a wide competition in his position (Gattuso, Ambrosini, Guinti, Boban and Albertini) and will only play five games. That failed season makes one of the biggest clubs of Calcio give it to the Venezia, who played in Serie A in 2001/2002. The Uruguayan does not have the desired role, 14 games, but he takes advantage of his minutes and despite the decline of his team his efforts will be rewarded.Osasuna relaunches his careerThe Navarrese set puts his eyes on him and Pablo García arrives free in Osasuna in summer 2002. His three seasons in Pamplona will be the best of his sports career. The team’s game, intense and fast, fits perfectly with the characteristics of a footballer who finds continuity in a place that applauds the effort and sacrifice.Reflection of his character is the anger he had with Ivan Helguera when he played at Real Madrid and the Uruguayan in Osasuna. Days later, Pablo García was clear: “All the matches are a war and on the court it is worth everything. It was a warm match as they all are. I like to put my leg strong as long as they put it on, I like it too. It happens in Italy, in Uruguay and everywhere. It’s not a sport, it’s a war. “ He was international with the Uruguayan national team between 1997 and 2007. In his 66 matches with the light blue he played a World Cup, two Copa América and a Confederations Cup.News: starting his career as a coach in GreeceAfter his retirement he continued to live in Greece and In the 2015/2016 campaign he began his career as a coach by becoming second coach of the U17 PAOK team. In 2016/2017, Pablo García ascended to the U19 category as first coach. Today, the Uruguayan continues to lead the Greek team. The arrival of Fabio Capello in the summer of 2006 forced him to look for a way out and he left on loan for a season to Celta de Vigo. Pablo García plays only 19 games due to the injuries he chained throughout the season. The descent of the celestial team put an end to its stage in Galicia and returns to Real Madrid, which immediately ceded it to a Real Murcia who had just promoted First. He descends again with the Murcian team and ends his contract with Madrid in summer 2008.He became an idol in the Greek PAOKHis arrival at PAOK was very convulsive. During his first six meetings in the Greek league, Pablo García received three reds. One of them in the derby against Olympiacos in a fight with Diogo Luis in which he received an elbow and released a punch. He was sanctioned with three games. Despite this and its adaptation period, the Uruguayan became fixed and an idol for the giega fans.He lived a few seasons, six specifically, very fruitful in the sports field that made him return to a competitive level and even the Uruguayan national team. In January 2014, after six months in white, he left PAOK and he quoted in Skoda Xanthi also from Greece. There he barely played three games and in February 2014 he announced his retirement from professional football.MICHEL KRAKOWSKI-YORICK JANSENS & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>MICHEL KRAKOWSKI-YORICK JANSENS (AFP) He also highlighted on several occasions the atmosphere that lived in the stands of El Sadar: “Many games we did not play well but you got that plus because the crowd was pushing you.” He also commented that the rojillo team was the best one he has been in and that he still leaves many memories and friends in Pamplona. “After three seasons, 80 games, 6 goals, 38 yellow cards (17 in one season) left Osasuna. An Osasuna with whom he came to play a Copa del Rey final (2004/2005 season) that he lost to Real Betis after eliminating Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla and Getafe.His failed stage at Real Madrid and the transfers to Celta and MurciaHis sensational campaign makes the Real Madrid is interested in him and the white club signs three seasons for five million euros. Roberto Carlos himself praised his signing: “He is a very serious player, for many he is a very rough player, but for a team he is perfect because he is positioned very well. He plays with and without the ball and if he comes he will make Madrid even stronger. For me, the perfect player.”Despite the good omens, of his participation in the 2005/2006 season, 26 games with Real Madrid, and if he took the place ahead of Gravesen, he failed to curdle and many fans rate their stage in the white club of failure and disappointment.Pepe Andrés & nbsp; (Diario AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Pepe Andrés (Diario AS)center_img Pablo García, nicknamed as the ‘Canary’, He trained in the lower categories of Montevideo Wanderers. Soccer players like Enzo Francescoli, Mauro Camoranesi and Fernando Muslera, current goalkeeper of the Uruguayan national team, also passed through that Uruguayan club. Pablo García entered the quarry of the black and white with only 16 years and with 19 already completed a season with the first team.Peñarol and the jump to Europe with AtléticoAfter a transfer of just six months in Peñarol, several European teams wanted to take him and it was Atlético de Madrid who took the cat to the water. The rojiblancos signed him when he was 20 years old and left him on loan for six months at Real Valladolid, but only played 14 ‘in a Copa match against Mérida with the pucelanos. After that failed assignment, In the summer of 1998, he was given six months – until the end of the season – to Peñarol and played ten games. The midfielder was one of the promises of Uruguayan football and He came to European football with Atlético de Madrid. A few years later, Pablo García stood out at Osasuna and his good work at the rojillo club led him to Real Madrid, club in which he did not have all the luck in the world. He hung up his boots in 2014 and develops his new life in Greece.Pando, Uruguay, 1977. 42 years ago Pablo Gabriel García was born, a defensive midfielder who developed much of his career in the Spanish league and left very good feelings in the CA Osasuna, in which he played three seasons. He signed for Real Madrid, a club he never got to fit in and spent the last years of his career in Greece.last_img read more

Raúl García: “I don’t like going through the sites being one more”

first_imgRaúl García (Pamplona, ​​33 years old) is an absolute leader wherever it goes, although it has always managed to avoid excessive focus. ‘Rulo’ marks the ambition of Athletic’s dressing room at the moment. It has reached the recognition he had at Atlético and he hopes to finish his work winning the cup when it arrives.It’s homely, but is a guy like you who loves day to day and spending hours in Lezama a torment being between four walls?Yes. It is a very difficult situation for everyone and I am finding it hard to be between four walls, training and even doing more than when you go to Lezama, because not competing makes you lower the physical level that we had. It is what we have had to live and we try to take it in the best possible way.I said a few days ago that talking about the Cup is selfish, but football is a small escape valve in these times.We talk about a health issue, the priority is that. Our work is not more important than that of any other. Right now there is no need to talk about dates.Do you see a final without people and without Aduriz?I don’t see a final without an audience. I have had to play twice without people and it’s like it’s not soccer. There are players that if everything is postponed they will not be there, but respect for society must be prioritized.What games did you play without an audience?In Turkey, a European match and in the Calderón, in one of the Champions.And what of Adu?I would not like. The Cup has always given us a special illusion and would be the icing on his career. I prefer it because it deserves it and it would be nice for everyone.They decided to lower their wages. A necessary measure.We do not have the obligation to make the reduction, because there is a contract, but we are aware of the situation in which we live. When you put footballers in the bag that they live in a bubble or that kind of comment, I don’t like it, because it’s not true. There will be people like in any other job that do not value things, but it is not just something specific to football. It was an understandable situation in which we all had to shoulder our shoulders and not only for the club, but also for the workers who are in it and the society itself. We need good examples to make people more positive.He usually remarks on the bubble. He doesn’t like public exposure. Nor do you see yourself in the field! In case it is not recognized?Nooo! He who knows me knows that I am very different in the field and outside. I am a very competitive person, I like to win and I don’t like that role of protesting, that label that I have. I am aware of how important day-to-day is, caring for any employee who is with me, the people I have to deal with. I do not live in a bubble, I am lucky and I have sweat it to be able to have a job like the one I have with a remuneration like there is, but I do not live abstracted from all the problems because my family, my friends and close people live it day a day. Were you surprised by questions about whether he was anti-Athletic when he arrived?What about being ‘anti’? It has no logic. A colleague said that in soccer things that are not normal are given normality. Many comments have no basis and are given as true. You have nowhere to catch it. I am a loyal person, regardless of whether they are seeing them or not, I think that is what best defines me.When he arrived, he said that his challenge was to earn the respect that he earned at Atlético. Test passed?Yes, because I feel very important in the locker room and the club. Since I started, it has always been something important that I have had there. I do not like to go through the sites being one more. For that you have to work it out, get out of a comfort situation, which is the most complicated, because many times you don’t want to risk and change because you are well … He came to a club where the requirement was going to be maximum and the confidence he had in what I do impelled me to want to get what I have.He was born to be a leader.I have never liked talking about leaders. I try to contribute what I have and, more so now with the experience I have gained, orient people a little, but that does not mean that you have to do what I think or repeat how I act. Since I started I have considered myself a very mature person, with very clear ideas, and that has made me go down a path in which I think they are bearing good fruit.It will be a reference then of the Sancet and Villalibre. What has been yours?I have paid a lot of attention to Patxi Puñal, I have always said it. It was what I was looking for. A hard-working, involved person who was always there to help the group, never with a bad word. That is what I have lived at home, a family with their work but who was not comfortable to give anything away. That is what I have noticed in my references. You like being around people with the profile of Gurpegui, and learning … Do you like to be stopped on the street? It is a toll that you must pay despite your shyness.Yes of course. Fame and being recognized on the street is the greatest poison in football. There are many examples of footballers with that image and the footballer is labeled, but most of us are oblivious to that. We like people to tell us things when we do things right and we accept that they criticize us when they go wrong, but when you have not lived the situation on this side in which everything you do is judged, that loss of intimacy is not much understood . It is what I like least about football. I like to be congratulated or criticized constructively.You know that some will speak well of you and others badly. What would you say to the latter?I like people who have an opinion contrary to what I think, I love talking to them. It works for me. I’ve never complained about that. We are an easy comment point and that does bother me more.Some put the cry in the sky when he arrived in Bilbao and now there is consensus on the success of the signing.I had no doubt about it. I know how I am, since childhood I have been taught that everything is achieved with effort and sacrifice, and from that base, everything is coming. You may like more or less how I play, but there is no doubt that I put what I have. In the teams I’ve been on, everyone talks about that facet. I do not consider myself more or less than anyone, simply what I have, I put it at the service of the club where I am.center_img Is he an ogre in the field and a saint outside? He knows the border between a supercompetitive player and a dirty one better than anyone.Yes. Neither the bad ones are so bad nor the good ones are so good. If I have been in my career for so many years and have never been expelled for protesting, I would have to think why. I have never hidden that I am a shock player, but I never intend to cross that line, it must be clear.Over the years he controls everything. He even seems to study referees and rivals, how to act and how far he can go with each one.Each referee and each player is in a way and we adapt. I am aware of what I can and cannot do. No referee will tell you that I have been disrespectful, they will tell you that I have been heavy. I know them. They also know how we are.He is a player profile like Costa. If they are in your team you love them and if they are in the opposite team, you hate them.That happens because you give performance and Diego is the same case. The one who does not know it seems that they cannot even see it and when you have the deal that I have with him, it is a piece of bread. Compete and want to win, that is independent.Do you like the role of false nine for being close to the goal?Because I am playing, I must have a respect for my colleagues who do not. Complaining about being there would be unfair in every way. It is not the position where I will feel most comfortable but I am at the command of a coach who demands certain things from me and when he puts me there, I will try to do it in the best way, regardless of whether I think it favors me more or less .The other day Azpilicueta said that he does not lose sight of Osasuna. What does that club have that everyone wants to return? They never close that door. Or do you want to end up in Bilbao?Football when you give an opinion it seems that you have to be against the other. In the three clubs I have been to I have felt super loved and I have tried to give back in the best possible way all the sporting and personal affection they have given me. Osasuna has given me everything. Regardless of whether I am in Athletic, I would not think of speaking badly because I have no reason or sense for looking good here. I am a grateful person and I want Osasuna to do well, whether he is or not. There is no need to talk about withdrawals. If you say that you withdraw here or there it seems that you speak badly on the other side.last_img read more

Coach bemoans West Indies batting approach in Dubai conditions

first_img “(They are) quality spin bowlers on pitches they are used to bowling on and they did a very good job. We didn’t find a way with the bat to combat that. It certainly wasn’t through a lack of effort by the players; they just found it very difficult. It’s disappointing.” Radford was quick to praise Pakistan’s batting effort, which saw them tally 160 for four off their 20 overs after being sent in. “Pakistan have bowled well and have actually fielded very well, and when they batted, they showed that on a slow wicket and a big outfield, it’s actually all about knocking the ball into gaps and doing a lot of running,” he explained. “They ran a lot of twos, which I think really stretched us, and I don’t think it was ever going to be a game for lots of boundaries because I don’t think it was that type of surface or that type of outfield.” DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Batting coach Toby Radford said West Indies once again failed to adjust to conditions in Saturday night’s second Twenty20 International and need to find answers ahead of the final game tomorrow. For the second straight day, the reigning World champions found themselves completely outclassed by Pakistan, this time slumping to a 16-run defeat to surrender the three-match series. Radford said his side’s batting performance had once again been “disappointing”, pointing out that it followed a similar trend to Friday’s nine-wicket loss in the opening game. “The first power play today and yesterday were similar. (We were) five (wickets) down yesterday, three down in the first six (overs) today, and I think the big difference, when you looked at Pakistan in the first six, (is that) they were 38 for one (in the opening game) and 39 for one (today),” said the Englishman, who joined the side just before the series. “Clearly, the game plan from Pakistan has been to have slow wickets, bowl a lot of spin and have very big boundaries. The West Indies are known to be a big six-hitting and boundary-hitting side and normally play on slightly quicker pitches and slightly smaller outfields, but it is up to us to find a way around that.” Chasing 161 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium in order to level the series, West Indies never got going, slumping to 19 for three in the sixth over and then 89 for seven in the 16th. “I thought Sohail Tanvir bowled very well with the new ball tonight and picked up two wickets. I thought yesterday Imad (Wasim) picking up five wickets was very, very good,” Radford said about the first game on Friday. GOOD JOBlast_img read more

Curry’s big night carries Warriors to sixth straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Pelicans: The Pelicans were outrebounded 46-42. … Elfrid Payton missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. … New Orleans lost each of its previous two games scoring 111 points, against Utah and Denver. … The Pelicans have lost 28 of 31 overall to Golden State including playoffs. … New Orleans won 126-120 at Oracle Arena on April 7 to snap a 10-game losing streak on Golden State’s home floor.Warriors: Reserve G Shaun Livingston missed his third straight game with soreness in his right foot. The MRI was clear, coach Steve Kerr said, “but we are going to be very careful with Shaun.” Kerr also plans to take every precaution with fellow veteran Andre Iguodala because “we want both guys to be fresh and ready to roll for the playoffs.” … Three Golden State starters had two fouls by early in the second quarter — Curry, Green and Damian Jones. … The Warriors played at home on Halloween for the first time since hosting Phoenix on Oct. 31, 2000.UP NEXTPelicans: At Trail Blazers on Thursday.Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Friday seeking a fifth straight home win in the series. Green has 50 assists in the last five games and is a big reason the Warriors are passing so well this season. They finished with a season-high 39 assists.“Probably the best player on the floor tonight,” Kerr said of Green. “… We are only as good as Draymond is on many nights.”Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence with a sprained right elbow and shot just 6 of 16 for 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Pelicans, who lost a five-game Western Conference semifinal to Golden State last postseason.“I thought he was a little winded,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “They weren’t going to let him catch the ball and go one-on-one against anybody down there.”Klay Thompson scored 18 points with one 3-pointer for the Warriors two days after setting an NBA record with 14 3s and scoring 52 in a blowout road win against the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No question Golden State’s coach is getting a thrill watching No. 30’s hot hand — as in 52.9 percent from 3-point range through nine games.Curry scored 37 points with seven 3-pointers for his sixth 30-point game of the season and dished out nine assists, and the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 131-121 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve always said I want to continue to try to improve my shooting and get more efficient,” Curry said. “Obviously a good start to that but got to sustain it and stick to the program of what I’ve been doing.”Kevin Durant added 24 points and eight assists, and Draymond Green contributed 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for his first double-double of the season. 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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — Steve Kerr scratched his head when asked why Stephen Curry is shooting the ball so well at the start of his 10th NBA season.“It’s, um, I don’t know,” Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘A hell of a night’: Emotional Derrick Rose savors his career-high 50 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry scored 16 points in the third quarter with four 3s. He wound up 12 for 20 and 7 of 11 from deep.Two-time defending champion Golden State’s lone loss came in the third game of the season by two points at Denver on Oct. 21.Jrue Holiday had 28 points and nine assists while Nikola Mirotic added 26 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which has a quick turnaround playing at Portland on Thursday night. The Pelicans lost their third straight.The Warriors had 12 assists on 16 baskets with five 3-pointers in their 43-point first quarter.MOMENT OF SILENCEA moment of silence was held before the game for San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who died Wednesday at age 80.“For me, Willie McCovey represents a major figure from my childhood,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who grew up a Dodgers fan. “Hearing Vin Scully talking about Willie McCovey and the Dodger/Giant rivalry. I’m well aware of how beloved Willie was here in the Bay Area and by the Giants family. We extend our condolences to Willie’s family and to the Giants family. Everybody here with the Warriors is thinking about them tonight.”LET’S GET TROPICAL!During his sharp-shooting barrage against Chicago, Thompson was forced to wear a large yellow headband over a cut on his forehead, and he joked after the game he looked like Jackie Moon, Will Ferrell’s character from the movie “Semi-Pro.” Thompson then arrived to the arena Wednesday dressed as Moon in a Flint Tropics jersey for Halloween.TIP-INSlast_img read more

SWF must not be used as a “cash cow” – former T&T PM

first_img…recommends legislative framework to protect reserveThe Government of Guyana is giving great consideration towards the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), which is an investment reserve that is expected to benefit the country’s economy and people.However, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is strongly warning that this accumulation of money, once in place, should not be used as a “cash cow” for whenever there is a deficit in financial budgeting.Funding for the SWF comes from Central Bank reserves that are set aside as a result of budget and trade surpluses, and from revenue generated from the export of natural resources. In Trinidad, a similar fund exists and is termed the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF), but according to Persad-Bissessar, the Government has been burrowing into the reserve to support any financial imbalance. This, she said, brings no development, and Guyana should put legislation in place to protect against unnecessary withdrawals.“I do not recommend the SWF being used to supplement recurring expenditure, as has been happening recently in Trinidad and Tobago. Recurrent expenditure brings no return, it beings no development; and therefore, whatever legislation you make, I suggest you put within it a prohibition for drawdowns not to be utilised for recurrent expenditure,” she admonished.“Your SWF is an insurance policy. It is not — nor should it be seen as — a “cash cow,” that anytime you have a financing deficit that you will dip into it. It doesn’t work like that; it is only to be used in specific circumstances,” she explained.When looking at ways in which excess resources can be channelled into the SWF, the former Prime Minister asserted that the emerging oil and gas industry is positively identified as a source. It can also cushion the sector when prices are low.“SWFs are often linked to oil prices, or can be a legal clause in a petroleum licence or petroleum production contract. In fact, there are many economic tools which can be used to channel resources into such a fund. These funds act as buffers, given the volatile pricing and political issues involved in the hydrocarbon industry,” Persaud-Bissessar said.She further stated, “Other supplemental tools — such as petroleum production taxes, supplemental petroleum taxes, a petroleum impost, and clauses for increased scales of taxation for supernormal finds — may be worthy of consideration as adjunct strategies to enable equity in profit sharing across the board, and sustainability during low price periods.”The Green Paper for the establishment of the SWF was laid in early August of this year. At that time, Finance Minister Winston Jordan told the National Assembly that this sets out preliminary proposals to stimulate discussion, and also points to possible courses of action open to the SWF legislation.Given that the establishment of the SWF is relatively complex and there can be substantial administrative costs, the paper noted that if two completely separate funds are established, this infers that there are two investment policies, two governance structures, and two external audits. The Government is hyping the Natural Resources Fund, which is focused on the management of the oil resources.For the management of the Fund, the Green Paper has recommended that Parliament be responsible for passing the Natural Resource Fund Act, reviewing the Annual Report, and approving the Annual Budget, which would include the annual withdrawal from the Natural Resource Fund.Guyana’s reserves have been depleted significantly over the past three years, and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced recently that the SWF may be used as a bank to restock the country’s assets.According to him, State reserves have been “run down” by the present coalition Administration, and he maintained that once the resources are paid into the revenue stream of the Government, they must go through the required parliamentary procedure.last_img read more

Everton ‘set to sign’ free agent, despite Chelsea and West Ham interest

first_img HUMBLE targets Bernard still has to a obtain a work permit and pass his medical targets possible standings gameday cracker Latest Everton News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti His medical is believed to be scheduled to take place in the next 24 hours.Everton have already signed one creative Brazilian in Watford’s Richarlison this summer. The pair now could have the chance to form a formidable Premier League partnership this season. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Everton have reportedly swooped to sign Brazilian free agent Bernard.The exciting, 25-year-old winger left Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract expired at the end of last season and has since been attempting to find a club who would meet his wage demands. 1 revealed smart causal Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’ Chelsea were originally understood to be pursuing the Brazilian and West Ham registered an interest when his desired salary decreased, however multiple reports are now suggesting that Everton have all-but-secured his signature.The deal is said to be on the brink of being announced and is subject to Bernard obtaining a work permit and passing a medical. REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgSLIGO RESCUE HELICOPTER AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ( ROSBEG man who saved three children in a dramatic sea rescue yesterday was hailed a hero today by friends and relatives.Paul Harkin, who now lives in the North, was home for a few days when he went to the rescue of the children.Another man – Kieran Harkin – who isn’t related rescued a fourth child. Kieran was later taken to Letterkenny General Hospital. Paul’s sister-in-law Susie told us: “Paul saved three of the children. Although he and Kieran have the same surname they are not related. The 4th child was saved by Keiran who is the child’s uncle. Only Keiran was airlifted to Letterkenny …. no children.“Two female lifeguards came from Portnoo Strand and got into difficulties. They were rescued by local men in their rib.“There are several local heroes, especially Paul, who are not being recognised.”Local man Patsy Harkin (who isn’t related to the families involved) took his boat out and helped bring several people to shore including the lifeguards. Added Susie: “At the end of the day, thank God everyone survived. Without these men it most certantly would have been a different story.” REVEALED: LOCAL HERO WHO SAVED CHILDREN IN SEA DRAMA was last modified: August 3rd, 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:REVEALED: LOCAL HERO WHO SAVED CHILDREN IN SEA DRAMAlast_img read more


first_imgOn Monday night, colleagues past and present of Co. Donegal Vocational Education Committee gathered in Letterkenny to bid farewell to Co. Donegal VEC and to remember the impact the organisation had on the educational landscape of the county for over 100 years.Current staff were joined by former colleagues to celebrate past achievements and wish Donegal ETB as it continues in the promotion of a quality education service in the county.A recently published book, “The Final Chapter”, compiled and edited by Dr. Sandra Buchanan was launched on the evening also. The event was one of the many taking place this week in communities across Donegal to celebrate the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB).  A FOND FAREWELL TO DONEGAL VEC – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 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:Donegal VEClast_img read more