14 days ago​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettino

first_img​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs should not hire Jose Mourinho.There are rumours suggesting that Mourinho is primed for a return to the Premier League, after he rejected French giants Lyon in the past week.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under a bit of pressure after a poor start to the season.But Berbatov thinks Spurs should persevere with Pochettino.He told reporters: “Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time.”There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team.”Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes.”Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged.”They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new player.”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time.”Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Chamber of Commerce to host Wilkinson and Davies for Speaker Series Luncheon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Speaker Series Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 at the Northern Grand Hotel.The Luncheon will feature guest speakers Official Opposition Leader, Andrew Wilkinson, and local MLA Dan Davies.Wilkinson and Davies will be providing an update on the current status of Provincial Government issues that are important to the Peace Region. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, in a Q&A session, following the presentation.The Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series Luncheon is taking place on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Grand Hotel.For more information, and to register for this event, you can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website.last_img

Yamuna Expressway crash leaves 8 dead 30 injured

first_imgGreater Noida: In a major road mishap, at least eight persons died while 30 others were critically injured after a private double decker bus collided into the truck from behind in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Yamuna Expressway on early Friday morning. Cops said that the driver of speeding bus dozed off and rammed into the truck.The incident took place at around 5 am in Rabupura area of Greater Noida, around 29 km away from zero point at Yamuna Expressway. Eight persons, including a minor and two women, died on the spot while the rescue operations continued for nearly an hour to pull out victims from the mangled bus. Police officials said that the driver of bus and helper also succumbed to injuries in the incident. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAccording to police, the deceased have been identified as bus driver Mahesh Kumar (48), helper Bandu (25), passengers Vineeta (32), Arun (42), Asad (12), Suman (35), Vishwanath Tiwari (75) and one unidentified. Cops added that most of the victims hail from Jalaun and Auraiya districts of Uttar Pradesh while the bus driver and helper were natives of district Dhaulpur in Rajasthan. Sharad Chandra sharma, Circle Officer (Jewar) said that the bus was moving towards Delhi from Jalaun district while around 55 passengers were boarded in the bus when the incident took place. “Almost all the passengers present in the bus were sleeping when the incident took place. It seems driver dozed off and the bus rammed into truck from behind which was moving slowly on the e-way,” said Sharma. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe officer further said that the victims were rushed to Kailash hospital in Jewar while police had to use crane and cutters to rescue the victims. “Acting upon the information received, a police team rushed to the spot and immediately stared the rescue operation. The victims were taken to the Kailash hospital in Jewar where doctors declared eight passengers brought dead while around 30 passengers including women and a few children have been critically injured and are receiving treatment at hospital,” added Sharma. Based on the complaint from the family member of one of the deceased, who was himself a passenger, a case was registered against the unknown truck driver at the Rabupura police station under sections 279 (rash driving), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. The truck was full of tiles. The police have seized it and are working on tracing the owner and driver. Contd on P4last_img read more

I will be delighted if Mamata becomes PM Moon Moon Sen

first_imgAsansol, West Bengal: Veteran actress Moon Moon Sen says she is in politics to win people’s love and feels donning a politician’s hat has been easier for her as there is far less amount of mudslinging compared to the film industry. The 64-year-old Oxford alumnus, who is fighting the 2019 polls from West Bengal’s Asansol parliamentary constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket, says she would be “delighted” if West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee becomes the next Prime Minister. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Sitting in the lobby of a plush hotel on National Highway 2 on the outskirts of Asansol city, Sen, draped in an elegant white saree and a flower bouquet in her hand, talked to IANS after two-and-half hours of a gruelling evening campaign, where she was accompanied by her daughters Raima and Riya. Asansol, a hub of coal mining and railway activity, will go to the polls on April 29 where Sen is pitted against BJP’s sitting MP and Union Minister Babul Supriyo besides candidates from both the Left and the Congress. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “I am not a full-fledged politician. But I can say there cannot be more mudslinging than there is in the film industry. There it is cut-throat, it is soul destroying. This is easy compared to all that,a said Sen, the daughter of Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen. Sen, a former school teacher, said she would focus on environmental issues to control Asansol’s pollution and work on improving health care if the people elected her. “I am here to win some votes and do my work which, let’s say, is away from politics. I am in politics to win peoplea¿s love. If I become an MP again, I would like to work on improving the environment and providing better medical care. There is a shortage of doctors and nurses all over the world,” she said. Talking at length on pollution issues in the area, she said children and women were choking due to the coal mines and black furnaces all around. “Their lungs are being affected. It is taking a toll on people in general and is life threatening for pregnant women. The district magistrate said the local administration has started planting trees,a she said. Sen, who had pulled off a surprise victory five years ago in Bengal’s Bankura where he handed out a shock defeat to nine time CPI-M MP Basudev Acharia, has been shifted to this coal belt constituency bordering Jharkhand this time. But she is not bothered by the opposition’s allegations that she is an outsider unaware of the core-problems in Asansol. “I am not concerned about what the opposition says. I do not plan to justify myself to them either. There is no room for negativity in my life. “At the moment I am involved in planning to win an election. I know I will figure out things slowly on my own. I will do what I can, within my capacity but there are certain issues, things which would be tackled by the state government and the centre. So there is no point in boasting and saying I am going to fix everything,” said Sen, conceding that people had told her before she came to the constituency that she could lose as it was a BJP bastion. “I have never lost in politics. I have people’s support with me. I know that once I am committed, I have to do my duty. If I win, I win. If I don’t win I have still done my best. That’s what I am focusing on. If I win here, I will be delighted,” she said adding she is much better prepared this time compared to the 2014 polls. Sen, who has acted in numerous Bengali, Hindi and South Indian films in her career spanning over three decades also welcomed the entry of two more Bengali actresses, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan, into politics and said the parties should look to bring in more young and energetic faces with “bright new ideas”. “I do not see why the parties should not now bring in more young and glamorous people from other spheres. Most of them are intelligent enough to let them be guided and do the work they’re supposed to do,” Sen said. Expressing her love and admiration for Banerjee, she said the Trinamool Congress supremo inspired her to join politics through her “work ethics and tremendous devotion towards people”. “Ia¿ll be delighted if she becomes the Prime Minister. We know who all are in contention. This lady has been a long time MP, a central minister and now a chief minister for eight years. Also she is quick to point out a crisis and take steps to solve it. She is the one who first talked about the Mahagatbandhan (grand alliance). People across the country are recognizing her potential today. “You can’t take West Bengal away from her (Banerjee). I know nothing about the politics in Delhi and what might happen if the opposition alliance wins but I know that people across the country are suffering due to demonetisation and GST. Many have had to close down their businesses,” she said. When asked whether she is still in touch with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who used to be her classmate in Oxford, Sen said though she has not spoken to him since he took over the hot seat, she assumes their friendship is still intact. “I haven’t talked to him since he became Prime Minister. I haven’t met him recently either. But I assume we are still friends. Imran is often quoted as saying he has a number of friends in Kolkata,” she signed off.last_img read more

2010 NFL Mock Draft

1. St. Louis RamsSam Bradford, QB OklahomaThe Rams nab the new face of their franchise, although this team needs more than a face-lift.2. Detroit LionsNdamukong Suh, DT NebraskaDetroit desperately needs a playmaker on defense, and Suh will quickly become a fan favorite because of his non-stop energy and ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.3. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGerald McCoy, DT OklahomaTampa has many holes to fill, and McCoy gives the team a monster along the D-Line.4. Washington RedskinsRussell Okung, OT Oklahoma StateFormer starting quarterback Jason Campbell was beaten like a rag doll last year. The ‘Skins can’t afford to let that happen to the fragile Donovan McNabb.5. Kansas City ChiefsBryan Bulaga, OT IowaWith plenty of needs and no obvious choice, Kansas City could trade down. If not, Bulaga gives the Chiefs some beef up front.6. Seattle SeahawksTrent Williams, OT OklahomaSeattle is in a similar position as Washington. Former All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones tweeted in February that he was retiring and Seattle must keep quarterback Matt Hasselbeck healthy.7. Cleveland BrownsEric Berry, S TennesseeThe heralded Berry could be a savior for the Browns defense, giving the team a replica of Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu, who terrorize Cleveland twice a year.8. Oakland RaidersBruce Campbell, OT MarylandThere’s no rhyme or reason why Campbell should go this early. However, these are the Raiders, and Al Davis is notorious for drafting workout warriors.9. Buffalo BillsJimmy Clausen, QB Notre DameWhich is worse? Placing the draft’s No. 2 quarterback behind a shaky offensive line, or drafting a top lineman prospect to protect Trent Edwards or Brian Brohm?10. Jacksonville JaguarsDerrick Morgan, DE Georgia TechThe Jags traded Quentin Groves on Wednesday, Derrick Harvey has been a disappointment, Aaron Kampman is coming off a torn ACL, and they have to somehow pressure Peyton Manning.11. Denver BroncosDez Bryant, WR Oklahoma StateSure, coach Josh McDaniels probably won’t want to replace one diva receiver — Brandon Marshall — with another. But when Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney sit atop your depth chart, a receiver is a priority.12. Miami DolphinsRolando McClain, LB AlabamaBill Parcells will love McClain’s nose for stopping the run and his sensational leadership qualities.13. San Francisco 49ersJoe Haden, CB FloridaHaden’s cover skills make him the top cornerback prospect in the draft, but his inconsistent 40-times drop him out of the top 10.14. Seattle SeahawksC.J. Spiller, RB ClemsonSeattle’s war room will be doing backflips if Spiller falls into their lap. Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are not playmakers, which is what this offense desperately needs.15. New York GiantsJason Pierre-Paul, DE South FloridaRumors have swirled that defensive end Osi Umenyiora is on the trading block. Whether true or not, the athletic Pierre-Paul gives the Giants depth along the line.16. Tennessee TitansBrandon Graham, DE MichiganThe Titans need major help along the defensive line, and Graham would add immediate depth. He dominated the Big Ten throughout his career.17. San Francisco 49ersAnthony Davis, OT RutgersThe Niners have an opportunity to nab a pair of talented players with two picks in the top 17. Davis adds muscle to the O-Line.18. Pittsburgh SteelersKyle Wilson, CB Boise StateThough the Steelers have shortcomings along the offensive and defensive line, their struggles in the secondary last season are well-documented.19. Atlanta FalconsJerry Hughes, DE Texas ChristianAtlanta needs all the pass-rushing help they can get. Hughes can switch between end and linebacker.20. Houston TexansRyan Mathews, RB Fresno StateThe Texans would probably love to draft Texas native Earl Thomas to bolster their secondary, but Mathews gives them some thunder to Steve Slaton’s lightning.21. Cincinnati BengalsEarl Thomas, S TexasDrafting Thomas here is a steal for Cincinnati, who will also be tempted to take Jermaine Gresham. Bengals safeties Chris Crocker and Roy Williams will both be 30 this season.22. New England PatriotsSergio Kindle, LB TexasSurprisingly, the Patriots have a ton of holes to fill, one of which is a pass-rusher. Although he can be a liability in coverage, Bill Belichick will love Kindle’s versatility.23. Green Bay PackersMike Iupati, OT IdahoNo longer will Aaron Rodgers be running for his life. Iupati will help to give the Packers QB more time to throw.24. Philadelphia EaglesKareem Jackson, CB AlabamaThe Eagles, who traded starting cornerback Sheldon Brown earlier in the offseason, would be wise to snatch Jackson, whose stock is rising fast.25. Baltimore RavensJared Odrick, DT Penn StateFor a guy with a big frame, Odrick is surprisingly quick and will add depth to a thinning Ravens line.26. Arizona CardinalsJermaine Gresham, TE OklahomaArizona’s top tight ends are Anthony Becht and Ben Patrick. They need someone to stretch the middle of the field. They should look no further than Gresham, who runs like a gazelle and is the best available.27. Dallas CowboysTaylor Mays, S USCAfter dispensing of hard-hitting safety Roy Williams a year ago, Jerry Jones finds another play-making safety who depends too often on the big hit.28. San Diego ChargersBrian Price, DT UCLAWith Odrick gone, the Chargers will turn to Price to help fill the gap left by the departed Jamal Williams.29. New York JetsCarlos Dunlap, DE FloridaAdd another player to the list of talented yet troubled offseason additions for the Jets. If Rex Ryan can get Dunlap to mature, he could be a monster in green and white.30. Minnesota VikingsTim Tebow, QB FloridaTake a look at Minnesota’s depth chart. They have zero pressing needs. The Vikings can afford to roll the dice on Tebow. Brad Childress is a fan of Tebow and would allow him time to develop and eventually become the team’s starting quarterback, unless Brett Favre wants to play until he’s eligible for an AARP card.31. Indianapolis ColtsTerrence Cody, DT AlabamaEach year, the Colts draft near the bottom of the first round, where the top defensive tackle prospects are typically no longer available. Instead of picking up their usual leftover scraps, Indy reaches a bit for Mt. Cody, who can plug gaps and block kicks.32. New Orleans SaintsSean Weatherspoon, LB MissouriThe Super Bowl champs are a little thin at linebacker, and the play-making Weatherspoon will be a perfect fit for their aggressive defense read more

Buckeye pitching staff helps Ohio State baseball ice Marshall 40

Redshirt-sophomore infielder Ryan Leffel (12) hits the ball during a game against Xavier March 19 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 10-3.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerDespite cold weather still being a concern, the Ohio State baseball team came out hot against Marshall.The Buckeyes (16-7, 2-1) used strong pitching to keep the Thundering Herd (6-16, 3-6) as cold as the temperature was Wednesday, winning 4-0.After having to reschedule the game because of snow Tuesday, the teams took the field with the day’s high temperature in the mid-30s.Although the weather wasn’t what OSU had wanted, coach Greg Beals was happy the team could still play.“It wasn’t ideal baseball conditions, but our guys stayed on task and kept things rolling,” Beals said after the win.The starting duel featured a pair of lefties from Ohio in the Buckeyes’ freshman Zach Farmer and the Thundering Herd’s sophomore Alex Thackston.That battle didn’t last long, though.After a scoreless first, Thackston gave up a leadoff single to redshirt-junior Josh Dezse and followed by walking freshman Ronnie Dawson. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, freshman outfielder Troy Montgomery popped an RBI single to shallow right and abruptly ended Thackston’s day as he was taken out by Marshall coach Jeff Waggoner.Later in the inning, while Montgomery was caught in a pickle, Dawson stole home to give the Buckeyes a two-run lead.Meanwhile, Farmer stymied the Thundering Herd bats, giving up only one hit in five innings while striking out six.The only real danger Farmer faced was in the fifth, when he had a runner in scoring position with no outs. He responded with three strikeouts to end the threat.After being replaced on the weekend rotation by fellow freshman Tanner Tully, Farmer was happy to get back in the groove of things.“It felt real good bouncing back and getting my stuff down,” Farmer said. “When guys got on (in the fifth) I got a little worried, but I tried to stay calm and throw what I got.”Sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic added to the lead with an RBI double in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in the seventh to end the scoring on the day.Though only four runs were scored, the Buckeye offense kept pressure on the Thundering Herd all game and forced them to use eight pitchers, compared to just three for OSU.“As a team, we want to try to score, obviously, many runs, but it’s important to compete every at-bat, never let up and push on the gas pedal when we can.” Bosiokovic said.The Buckeye pitching staff didn’t have nearly the same problem defensively as redshirt-senior Tyler Giannonatti and junior Trace Dempsey both pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the win for Farmer. Overall, the Thundering Herd could only muster three hits.“Our pitching staff is throwing the ball really well,” Beals said. “The last 27 innings we’ve pitched we’ve given up (two runs). You do that, you’re going to win a lot of baseball games. We’ve got confidence.”The Buckeyes are going to need the strong pitching to continue into the weekend as reigning Big Ten champion Indiana comes to Columbus for a three-game series.First pitch at Bill Davis Stadium at Nick Swisher Field is scheduled for Friday at 6:35 p.m. read more

Mens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 98 to Notre Dame after Fighting Irishs

Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State had another chance to rebound from a shaky beginning of the season against one of the nation’s top teams in No. 4 Notre Dame, but the unranked Buckeyes fell 9-8 to the Fighting Irish in another stinging loss Sunday at Ohio Stadium.The Buckeyes (5-4) showed promise throughout the game, hoping to end their two-game slide, and even led the Irish (5-2) by one goal entering into the fourth quarter due to a third-quarter goal from senior midfielder John Kelly. But a late rally from Notre Dame powered the Fighting Irish to a four-goal fourth quarter and Ohio State could only muster two goals, leading to its defeat.In the final minutes of the match, the two teams went goal-for-goal, but the Fighting Irish ultimately held on to their one-goal lead and handed the Buckeyes their fourth loss of the season and third loss in a row. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted and certainly the scoreboard, but I think we improved quite a bit this week as a ball club and we’re going to take that confidence into Big Ten play, understand the importance of conference play as it starts and really try to build on the positives of today even with a loss,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said. Notre Dame put up strong performances across the board with three different players recording two goals each. Senior midfielder John Travisano Jr. had a career day and won 17 of 19 faceoffs, giving the Fighting Irish valuable extra possessions. Myers said Notre Dame’s faceoff efficiency was a significant part of the momentum change late in the game. But aside from the lost possessions, he said his team’s quick pacing and offensive set play was important to the team’s development.“Getting more quality looks on the cage was a theme all week for us and I thought for the most part we did a really good job of that,” Myers said.  Sophomore attack Tre Leclaire set the pace for Ohio State’s offense, recording a hat trick three minutes before halftime. He had a game-high five points, serving up two assists and offering six shots on the cage. Three other Buckeyes recorded goals.Defensively, Ohio State redshirt freshman goalie Josh Kirson made his first career debut and recorded 13 saves. In the fourth quarter, Kirson made an important save to keep the Buckeyes in the game when Notre Dame junior attack Ryder Garnsey got up close for what seemed to be a sure goal for the Fighting Irish.  Aside from the tough decision on the field today, Kelly said he felt like the team gained confidence after going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame.“Initially I felt like we were doing some things really well offensively and some things we were working really hard on and getting better,” Kelly said. “I feel like we have gotten a lot better this week but we’ve just got to put some of those other pieces together and connect all the dots.”Ohio State will have a chance to connect those dots when it meets Penn State at Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. read more

Allegri defended Dybala

first_imgPaulo Dybala was sent off during his team’s game against Real Madrid and he complicated the situation for the home team that lost the match 3-0 in the end – but Massimiliano Allegri defended his side’s young striker.The Argentinian caused a lot of troubles for Juventus but his coach insisted that he was great against Real Madrid and he doesn’t deserve to be criticized that much.The Italian manager spoke about Dybala’s form and his team selection as he said, according to Football Italia:“Dybala? Contrary to what’s been said, Dybala had a good game against Real.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Unfortunately, the red card affected his performance, but he had one of his best games in my opinion. I think he’s growing, especially at European level.”“If Bentancur, a lad born in 1997, with excellent qualities with a great future ahead of him, didn’t have these characteristics, he wouldn’t have played against Barcelona and Real Madrid.”“Higuain? I still have to decide my team, but it’s likely he’ll be out.”last_img read more

Mourinho Man Utd were good enough

first_imgJose Mourinho admits that Manchester United were “not phenomenal but good enough” in Wednesday’s 3-0 win at BSC Young Boys in the Champions LeagueA brace from Paul Pogba and another from Anthony Martial secured United all three points in their opening game of Group H.Although it did take some time for Red Devils to take control of the game on an artificial pitch.“Job done. It wasn’t phenomenal, but good enough. I’m happy. I can understand the reasons why we didn’t start well, why we took 25 minutes to be in control, I can see why Young Boys forced it a little in the beginning,” Mourinho said on the club website.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“They did the same against Dinamo Zagreb too. They know how difficult it is for opponents on this pitch, so they forced it a little and created problems. The goal changed this and then we were in control. It’s important to start with a victory.”He added: “It was important for us to win, because probably, I just said probably, every team is going to make six points against Young Boys.“So, it was important for us not to waste points today, but now we have three consecutive matches, two against Juventus and one against Valencia and it is in these matches where we must get the points to qualify and of course, they are two very good opponents.”United now led Group H on goal difference from Juventus, who defeated Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla.last_img read more

Madrid players will give their all for Solari Odriozola

first_imgReal Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola believes the entire squad are willing to give their all to newly appointed coach Santiago SolariThe Argentine was appointed the coach of the European champions until the end of the campaign after winning his opening four games.“We know we have to work to get out of the crisis we are in,” Odriozola told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.“We are focusing on playing for our Coach, we are prepared to die for him and we know that he is a great Coach, we want him to continue.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“It was important to win at a complicated ground like Celta especially because we are going into the international break and the league is very close.“It was a battle and these are the type of battles, against tough opposition, that you need to win and now we must continue to work hard to stay on this path.“We want to keep showing what a great team we are.”last_img read more