Paris Saint-Germain’s Sheikh sets his sights on Jan Oblak

first_img Atletico super stopper Jan Oblak, PSG’s next target 08/08/2017 So they want to sign a top stopper, like Oblak, but it will not be easy because he is a key part of Simeone’s Atletico, who would not be able to sign a replacement until January due to their transfer ban.  El jeque del PSG acosa ahora a Oblak IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES According to various reports, the French club plan to meet with the player’s agent, with Nasser Al-Khelaifi the main person pushing for the deal. center_img PSG consider that goalkeeper is now one of their weakest positions, with Trapp creating doubts last season and Areola, back from his loan with Villarreal, not convincing.  CEST Therefore, Atletico will point to the 24-year-old’s buyout clause, which is fixed at 100 million euros.  It’s difficult to know how much more business PSG can do while remaining within UEFA’s financial fair play boundaries following the 222 million euro signing of Neymar.  The signing of Neymar is not enough, nor is the chase for Kylian Mbappe — Paris Saint-Germain also want to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.  Upd. at 13:03 last_img read more

SWS for HJ Water World on Sunday

first_imgAll roads will lead to the Hits and Jams Water World, Providence, East Coast Demerara on Sunday for the annual event called “Sun, Water, Sand (SWS)”.Over the past years, the entertainment group has been hosting this party over the Caricom Day weekend.With July 1 set as a national holiday, the place to relax and hang out with your friends is HJ Water World. For the best in local and international cuisine, cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and more so, the best music – the place to be is SWS.Apart from the great entertainment by Selector Diamond, DJ Energy and the entire Boom Crew, patrons can carry in their coolers filled with their favourite beverages. In addition, the pools and rides will definitely add to that fantastic family outing.The water sprinklers will also be set up for the kids who want to cool down when the place gets humid. Admission to the venue is only $2000 with maximum fun guaranteed.So, if you are looking for the perfect hangout spot on Sunday, then HJ Water World is the place to be.last_img read more

How much more burden can our people bear?

first_imgDear Editor,The fragility of the Government failed local government policy, is being embarrassingly exposed by the elements. Many parts of Georgetown, Eccles-Ramsburg and several Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC), are experiencing and have reported a significant accumulation of flood waters with the sprinkling rains. The reality is that the continued undemocratic parliamentary suppression and stifling of the elected councils in Local Government Areas (LGAs), will not camouflage the failures.The Communities Minister is talking up in the media, about his 2018 Budget, which provides $110 million for the functioning of the Local Government Commission (LGC). This is indeed shameful as the elusive Commission is still to get its footing, in contemplation of taking off functionally. The recent budget debates woefully exposed the amounts appropriated may be insufficient to pay the Commissioners at the salaries published in the Gazette, and certainly deficient to fund full operations. At the same time, the Commission’s members have been holding meetings at Parliament Building.It is of note that the new Property Value Assessments next year, is certainly a sneaky and clandestine operation of the Communities Minister. Minister Bulkan and the Finance Minister have spoken extensively regarding the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change’s (APNU/AFC) interest in ensuring property value is current, to improve LGAs rates and taxes. Concurrently, the former delays budgeted subventions for these areas; and without mentioning the impact these would have on Property Taxes payable to the Guyana Revenue Authority.How much more burden can our people bear and why is it that these people feel they have a right to treat citizens as idiots?It is very serious that the inability of the Commission to function properly will lead to more frustration and the numerous unsolved issues at the LGAs. Even before the approval of the LGC, several NDCs have complained bitterly about the role of some political stooges as administrative staff members to the councils that are being protected by the Minister for being disruptive.Recently, the overseer at the Soesdyke NDC bungled and one member of the Council was not invited to the annual election to elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman. As a result, there are serious problems and the elections held should be nullified. There are numerous issues to solve at the NDCs and the fact that the 2016 Local Government Elections was never completed is a matter of serious concern.Relevant to the completion of any elections it the fact that nothing much has come from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) since President Granger imposition of his Government’s advisor as the new Chairman. Yet we have noticed that an APNU Commissioner of GECOM is now talking about a national integrated database. Is Commissioner Vincent Alexander the new mouthpiece of the institution?One may admit however, that every effort must be made to keep the list of registered voters current; and that integration with the Deaths and Births Division will be useful. It is however no panacea and his silence on the urgent need for a thorough house to house registration to produce an acceptable Register of Registrants could be construed with undercurrent motives.It is a fact that thousands of electors are not registered at the place where they are living as citizens continue to move housing wise and in search of jobs. As a result, the thousands of transfers that were never done must now be corrected with a genuine house to house registration to produce a proper voter list where these details can meaningfully represent the regional content.Importantly also, for many persons who have died, their information is often never properly documented at hospitals or reported to the Deaths and Births Division. The house to house approach is definitely an approach of absolute validation.In the context of databases, Commissioner Alexander must then tell this nation whether he is aware of, or why is it that the Information Technology Department at GECOM was not working since before the 2015 Regional and National Elections.The fact of the matter is that Guyanese must not be subjected to, nor must our people accept any form of rigged elections.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Former WWF Diva takes her turn at news, angering many

first_imgNo longer breaking stories in high heels and skimpy outfits, Lauren Jones has signed off from the KYTX-TV “Eye of East Texas” news team and returned to modeling swimsuits. Rival stations in Tyler weren’t entertained by the monthlong ratings stunt by Jones, the star behind the upcoming Fox reality show “Anchorwoman” and a former hostess for World Wrestling Entertainment. She spent June traipsing around the east Texas city in tight tops and a miniskirt, hunting down scoops for the CBS affiliate. Her on-air reports, which included toeing through penguin droppings at the zoo in stiletto heels, are intended to get laughs when “Anchorwoman” premieres Aug. 21. “She definitely wasn’t your typical, Day 1, trying-to-break-into-the-business newsperson,” said Bryan Houston, a KYTX anchor who worked alongside the 24-year-old former New York beauty pageant contestant. Not everyone was smiling. Residents of the rural area about 100 miles east of Dallas worry that “Anchorwoman” will portray their city as backwoods. And news professionals said the show will further blur the line between news and entertainment. “What they’re doing is making a mockery of every legitimate local news station in the country, the people that work there and the viewers whose trust they and we, as an industry, try to earn every day,” Brad Streit, general manager of ABC affiliate KLTV in Tyler, said this past week on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Jones walked into the newsroom June 1 with no journalism experience and a revealing outfit. The station’s news director, Dan Delgado, put her through a crash course in writing, reading a prompter and reporting. As with any “green” reporter, mistakes were made and tempers flared in the newsroom, he said. “Early on, it was a matter of damage control,” Delgado said. “There were times when buttons were pushed.” Station owner Phil Hurley turned around two struggling stations before, and says he thought Jones’ looks could help make KTYX his third. Hurley said Jones worked only on the station’s softer 5 p.m. newscast, not the more straightforward news shows at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Outtakes from Jones’ day on the job were aired each day on the later broadcasts. He said he let “Anchorwoman” producer Brian Gadinsky, who co-produced “American Idol,” into the newsroom hoping attract new viewers who would then stay for the hard-hitting local news on the three-year-old station. “Changing people’s habits is a slow process and we wanted to speed that up,” Hurley said. Viewers responded with calls and critical e-mails. Hurley once appeared on the station’s morning newscast to defend his decision. Houston said the station was upfront about Jones’ role and doesn’t need to apologize. He said the line between entertainment and news blurred long ago on local TV. “We took their best shots and didn’t duck anything,” he said. “We’re not single-handedly bringing down journalism here.” 160Want 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

‘Change yer philoso-feh LVG!’ Amazing accent on Man United superfan

first_imgLouis van Gaal must change his tactics at Manchester United and attack more, believes cult Red Devils fan Andy Tate.The YouTube sensation fronted up after watching the Red Devils beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at Old Trafford in their FA Cup quarter-final clash.And Tate, speaking to FullTimeDEVILS, revealed he wants to see the Dutch manager alter his philosophy as they enter the final stretch of the season where, in the race for a top four spot, everything means something.last_img

Man United on verge of £35m signing, as Liverpool move for Juventus star – latest gossip

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Manchester United are closing in on a huge £35m deal to bring Lazio star Felipe Anderson to Old Trafford. United officials have flown to Rome to complete the move. If negotiations go smoothly the Red Devils could announce the signing of the 22-year-old in the next week. (The Sun)Liverpool have made an offer for Juventus star Martin Caceres. The 28-year-old Uruguay defender is out of contract in the summer and Jurgen Klopp is keen on bolstering his defence with his signing. (Daily Star)Arsene Wenger has promised to be “busy” in the transfer window – but Arsenal fans better brace themselves for disappointment. Gunners boss Wenger has agreed a £5million deal with Swiss side Basel for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny, but is not expected to make any more signings. However, there could be an outgoing – France international full-back Mathieu Debuchy is a January target for Roma of Italy and French clubs Monaco and Lyon. (Daily Mirror)Montreal Impact are looking for a replacement for Didier Drogba as they accept he is moving closer to re-joining Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge club will have to pay compensation to Montreal with Drogba under contract. The 37-year-old is viewed as someone who will graduate into the coaching set up at Chelsea and will take his badges while helping Guus Hiddink this season. (Daily Mail)Leicester have targeted Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic after the Ukraine club intimated they would sell him in January for £16million. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants a centre back after instigating negotiations for the sale of Yohan Benalouane to Sampdoria. The clubs are in talks over a £7.3m deal that will involve talented young Sampdoria full-back Pedro Pereira coming the other way. (Daily Mail)Sam Allardyce is closing in on his first January signing after Lorient accepted Sunderland’s bid for the defender Lamine Koné. (Guardian)A number of of top clubs have been forced into a January transfer rethink after Paris St-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted he’s not up for sale. Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly been targeting the 34-year-old for a deal when the transfer window reopens. But Ibrahimovic has revealed that ‘nothing is on the table’ regarding any offers over his next move and that he is happy in Paris. (Daily Star)Red-hot Watford strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney will be handed bumper pay-rises to keep them at the club. The Hornets forwards have scored 20 of the club’s 24 goals so far this season after a prolific promotion campaign in the Championship last year. (Daily Mirror)Alex Neil has confirmed that Norwich are ready to spend big in the transfer window to boost their Premier League survival bid. The Canaries have already agreed a £2.5million deal for on-loan West Ham winger Matt Jarvis, with Everton’s £8m-rated Scottish striker Steven Naismith another top target. (Daily Mirror)Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is ready to cut short the season-long loan of Queens Park Rangers’ England defender Steven Caulker. Caulker, who cost the Hoops £8million last year, has made only one Premier League start since arriving as a potential central-defensive partner to Jose Fonte. (Daily Mirror)Steve Parish has admitted Crystal Palace’s injury crisis could force them into the January transfer market. But the Eagles chairman said he will first consult with new American co-owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer. (Daily Mirror)England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey wants to remain part of Swansea’s battle for Premier League survival, caretaker manager Alan Curtis has insisted. Shelvey has fallen out of favour at Swansea in recent weeks and been linked with a move in the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle reportedly keen on the 23-year-old Londoner. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…Harry Redknapp warns Tottenham: ‘DON’T sign Saido Berahino!’ Tottenham have great opportunity to win ‘wide open’ title race, believes Harry RedknappLiverpool and Tottenham blow! Forward target Ezequiel Lavezzi will NOT leave PSG in January, claims agentWest Ham target Benfica striker Anderson Talisca in January loan dealManuel Lanzini to seal permanent West Ham switch for £7.4m, says Al-Jazira chief executiveSteven Naismith’s Everton future to be resolved ‘in the next few weeks’ amid Norwich interest, reveals Roberto Martinez 1last_img read more

Not seen Higuain’s brilliant volley against Sassuolo yet? Watch it here

first_img1 Gonzalo Higuain celebrates with Juventus team-mate Miralem Pjanic Gonzalo Higuain made it three goals in three Juventus games thanks to a brilliant double against Sassuolo in Serie A.The £78m striker scored twice in six minutes, with fellow summer signing Miralem Pjanic getting the other to send Juve top of the table.MONEY XI: THE MOST EXPENSIVE LINE UP IN FOOTBALLThey are three points ahead of Genoa and Sampdoria, who play Fiorentina and Roma respectively on Sunday, while Juventus’ next game is the Champions League match against Sevilla in Turin on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Brilliant footage of a classic Spurs v Chelsea game – ‘We took care of them!’

first_imgChelsea v Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final is live on talkSPORT at 17:15 (GMT) on Saturday 22 April.Goals from Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul sealed a memorable win in the first all-London FA Cup final 50 years ago, as Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1.Bobby Tambling scored the Blues’ goal towards the end, but it was not enough to prevent Tottenham winning a third FA Cup final of the decade.Alan Mullery, who lined up for Spurs in 1967, was full of praise for club captain, the late Dave Mackay. “As we were lining up to come out from that tunnel, he was throwing a ball up the wall and heading it backwards and forwards again and then standing behind him [was] me,” he told “He said, ‘these are a load of kids, you know’ and we went out and beat them.“He couldn’t even think of losing, he was so strong in doing what he was doing and the marvellous footballer that he was.”Robertson shared these views about his skipper. “Dave was just unbeatable and if you were in the same team as him, you had more than half a chance,” he said revealing the confidence Mackay instilled in his team-mates.“We played against Tony Hateley up front,” Mike England added. “When you marked them they were a bit of a handful at that time but on the day we took care of them. To get one over on Chelsea, we loved that!”Tottenham line-upPat Jennings (GK), Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Dave Mackay (c), Jimmy Robertson, Jimmy Greaves, Alan Gilzean, Terry Venables, Frank SaulChelsea line-upPeter Bonetti (GK), Allan Harris, Eddie McCreadie, John Hollins, Marvin Hinton, Ron Harris (c), Charlie Cooke, Tommy Baldwin, Tony Hateley, Bobby Tambling, John Boyle 1last_img read more

Foreclosures climb in state

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsWhile the state had a bigger percentage increase, the percent of homeowners in trouble was smaller. And California has the highest number of loans in the country. Nationwide, 4.37 percent of the 42.5 million loans sampled were delinquent and 1.89 percent were in foreclosure. “California is near if not at its historical lows, so that would imply that it’s got no place to go but up,” Doug Duncan, the association’s chief economist said during a conference call on the second quarter numbers. Overall, the economy and housing market decelerated in the second quarter, he noted. And although labor markets remain strong, job growth has slowed, as has the price appreciation. The latter is a reaction to higher interest rates and rising inventories of homes on the market. Home loan delinquency rates in California mushroomed in the second quarter and far outdistanced the national pace as the residential real estate slump deepened, an industry tracker said Wednesday. Of the 5.5 million mortgages tracked by the Mortgage Bankers Association, 2.18 percent were past due in the April through June period, an annual increase of 16.5 percent. And 0.53 percent were in foreclosure, an annual increase of 43.2 percent, the Washington, D.C.-based association said. In comparison, the nation’s delinquency rate increased an annual 1.6 percent while those in foreclosure rose 3.3 percent. One concern is the increases in delinquency rates for subprime loans, particularly for adjustables. For example, in California the survey tracked 798,367 subprime loans and 7.33 percent were delinquent in the second quarter while 2.29 percent were in foreclosure. A year ago it was 5.13 percent and 1.28 percent, respectively. Nationally, 10.4 percent of subprime loans were past due and 5.81 percent were in foreclosure. “Going forward we expect some further slowing in the economy and the housing market. As a result, we will see modest increases in delinquency and foreclosure rates in the quarters ahead,” said Duncan. Independent market analyst Nima Nattagh said that while foreclosure activity is increasing in the state, it is not yet at the point where it can push prices down. He said that lenders report that late mortgage payments and defaults are increasing but that was expected because of some of the risky lending practices used over the past several year to counter soaring prices. “The worst scenario is if a homeowner finds themselves in a situation where they can’t keep up with the mortgage payments they can sell without getting into foreclosure,” he said. (818) 713-3743160Want 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

Law Enforcement Seeking Information in Murphy Armed Robbery

first_imgOn July 25th, 2016, at approximately 10:04 pm, the Murphy Police Department was dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Movie Time Video on Andrews Road in Murphy. Officers with the Murphy Police Department, along with deputies from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. It was reported to officers that a white male subject came into the Movie Time Video store around closing time. The male subject was wearing blue jeans and a gray tee shirt, some type of mask around his face and had a black hand gun. The clerk reported to officers that the male subject came into the store and pointed the hand gun at the clerk and told the clerk to go into the office and not to come out until the clerk counted to 200.The male subject took money from the cash register and strong box. While the clerk was inside the office, the male subject took the business telephone from the front area and went to the back area of the store where he switched the breaker for the lights inside the store off and left through the back door. Officers are attempting to gather any video from surrounding businesses that may help in this investigation.Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Murphy Police Department at (828) 837-2214.last_img read more