Arsene Wenger decided to end his career as the Arsenal coach and he will leave after this season – and Jack Wilshere admitted that the manager was something like a father to him.The Frenchman was the first one to give a chance to the midfielder in the professional football and, of course, the player is grateful to him for it – and he insisted that it will feel strange not to have Wenger in the locker room anymore.The England international spoke about his relationship with Wenger as he wrote on his Instagram account, according to Football London:“To the man who gave me my chance as a 16-year-old, and showed unbelievable faith and commitment towards me.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Always a gentleman, like a father through tough times in my career.”“He always believed in me when most people didn’t.”“Thank you for everything boss.”“It’s down to us now to end your era right. #onearsenewenger.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the name of the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career with his answer leaving many people surprisedOver the course of his glittering 16-year career at senior level, Ronaldo has played alongside and against some of the greatest players throughout the world of football.In terms of defenders, the Real Madrid star has come across the likes of Gerard Pique, Mats Hummels, Dani Alves and Carlos Puyol.Yet, despite now going up against the world’s most expensive defender in Virgil van Dijk in this Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool, it is somebody of a much smaller stature that has caused the Portuguese forward the most trouble.In an interview, after being asked a series of lifestyle and sport-related questions, Ronaldo was asked: “Who is the toughest defender you have played against?.”After a moment of careful consideration, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner replied: “Ashley Cole”.Fiorentina 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.¡IMPRESCINDIBLE! ??¿QUIÉN es MÁS GUAPO? ¿@Cristiano o Edu??? El TEST MÁS PERSONAL de @EduAguirre7 en #ElChiringuitoDeMega pic.twitter.com/2auNrgH1TM— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) May 24, 2018Ashley Cole was formerly a left-back for both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League and was frequently pitted against Ronaldo during his Manchester United days, where they had a number of high profile battles.The former England international now plays alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy, whom he also captains, in the MLS.
South Korea boss Shin Tae-yong admitted that his players became far too “subdued” in their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in their World Cup opener and fears that the opposition goalkeeper “probably became bored”The Taegeuk Warriors were unable to test the Sweden defence in their opening game at the Nizhny Novgorod on Monday with Hwang Hee-chan coming closest to scoring when he headed wastefully wide in the closing moments of the match.A Kim Min-woo foul on Viktor Claesson in the box allowed Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist to score the match-winner.Speaking after the defeat, Shin was particularly critical of his attacking players.“I think…we became too subdued,” he said, as quoted by The Independent.Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…“We really wanted to win this game. That was the attitude of the players coming into the match.”Next up for South Korea is Mexico on Saturday, who arrive on the back of defeating reigning champions Germany 1-0.“Mexico against Germany were very fast and skilled. A very good, tough team,” said Shin of his next opponents.“They will be a formidable opponent. We’ll analyse the game against Germany and try to find a way to deal with the Mexico team.”
AC Milan and Sevilla have agreed on a loan deal for Portuguese international Andre Silva.Andre Silva is heading out on loan to Sevilla, and the Spanish club will have the option to buy the player at the end of the loan deal. Sportskeeda reports.Andre Silva joined AC Milan last year for a reported fee of €38million.But his first season in Italy was poor. He scored just 2 goals in 24 Serie A appearances.He managed to earn a place in Portugal’s World Cup squad scoring eight goals in 14 Europa League matches.Sevilla via Twitter confirmed his arrival.? We’re delighted to confirm an agreement with @acmilan for the loan of @andrevsilva19! ?Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….➡️ https://t.co/griEBIoq3X#vamosmisevilla #silvamos pic.twitter.com/RS9zRcr0wK— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) August 11, 2018Bas Dost, Vincent Aboubakar, Nikola Kalinic and Michy Batshuayi were all strongly linked with the Andalusians, but they couldn’t manage to sign any of them.Sevilla will be delighted with the arrival of Silva, 22, who will compete with Wissam Ben Yedder and Luis Muriel for a starting spot.If Andre Silva impresses this season, Sevilla can buy the forward outright.
During an interview with French journal L’Equipe, Antoine Griezmann explains why he believes that the 2018 Ballon d’Or is closer than ever for him.It’s been a truly spectacular 2018 for French forward Antoine Griezmann, he’s managed to win all the finals he’s played with both his club and his country and he looks like the top contender for this year’s Ballon d’Or. It is a little confusing that both UEFA and FIFA didn’t include him in any of the podiums for their individual awards, there is no question that Griezmann is one of the best players of the season in all competitions and he certainly is one of the most successful footballers on the collective aspect. The only exception we remember from a Ballon d’Or winner who failed to win all the major trophies in a specific season, is the 2010 prize that was given to Lionel Messi instead of either Andres Iniesta or Xavi Hernandez who won the World Cup that year. The rest of the wards have always gone to either a Champions League or a World Cup winner usually. But the FIFA The Best podium is a bit alarming for French people, because there wasn’t a single player from Les Bleus featuring in the list of nominees.⏱ 35’ | 0-0 | A disputed first 35 minutes in Balaídos. Let’s go boys! ?#AúpaAtleti #CeltaAtleti pic.twitter.com/V3KgWMrZYB— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 1, 2018Nobody doubts that there is a large number of French football players who deserve to be in any of the lists of nominees for both the UEFA and the FIFA awards, it’s hard to understand the reason behind their snub but the voters have made their decision and it needs to be respected. However, things are going to be very different for the Ballon d’Or because of a large number of reasons. For starters, the award is given by French prominent magazine called ‘France Football’. This publication has always favored French players when they really deserve to win the award, they gave it to Zidane back in 1998 when France won the FIFA World Cup and they have to give to a French player this time. Besides Griezmann there could be a surprise winner in Kylian Mbappé, who may not have won as many major trophies as the Atletico forward but is the better footballer from the two. France Football could surprise everyone and give the award to the player who will most likely dominate football for the next decade.no words necessary. pic.twitter.com/f7eKCCoAA5— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 3, 2018But for now, the top favorite to take the award is the Atletico Madrid player, who last season was the UEFA Europa League’s best player and won the competition by scoring in the final for the Colchoneros. But the best came for him during the summer as he was the leader of France during the World Cup, a tournament in which they defeated Croatia in the final with a goal scored by Griezmann from the spot and a couple more scored by Paul Pogba and Mbappé himself. But Antoine is without question the player who has made the most merits to get the recognition, an award that would be shared between all the players of this fantastic French generation that is very young still and has a lot more trophies to win without question. But Griezmann is not as young as he once was, he may not be a part of all those success stories and this could be his last chance to win the award.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Antoine Griezmann est à la Une de L’Équipe en ce mercredi 5 septembre.Téléchargez votre journal : https://t.co/qSnU2voSkb pic.twitter.com/jxqiS9alF8— L’ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) September 4, 2018In the past during his career, there was another year in which he deserved to at least be part of the final list of nominees for the Ballon d’Or award back in 2016. During that season, Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid’s main player all the way through the final they played against Real Madrid but he failed to deliver in the most important moment by missing a key penalty. Then later that year during the summer, he was France’s best player and reached the final but lost it against Portugal. In that year’s contest for the award, there was no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo deserved the honors but Griezmann thinks this year will be very different. “I compare this year to 2016 and for me, this is a year in which I have to be amongst the final three at least. I lost the 2016 award because I lost two finals and I was still amongst the final three nominees. This year I won the three finals I played. So normally, I think about it because I am very close to winning it this year,” said Griezmann to L’Equipe.? The team has already put the third kit on ??Compra online: ➡ https://t.co/yPWAnq29FTMore info: ➡ https://t.co/xMvhOAAlaB pic.twitter.com/kyOtfGmHHd— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 4, 2018Do you think Antoine Griemannn deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
The Manchester United defender says he never wants to change who he is and how he maintains both feet on Earth during his current good runManchester United left-back Luke Shaw has been doing great things this season with his team.The defender is playing very well for the Red Devils during the 2018-2019 English Premier League season.“I’m really close with my mates, so I just do normal things. Sometimes it’s hard to do that, but you’ve got to stay grounded and just enjoy it,” he told the club’s official website.“Of course, you had a life before all of this and you’ve just got to remember what you were before any of this. You’ve got to stay grounded and keep doing what got you to where you are today. There’s no need to change because of what I do.”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I’ll always be the same boy that I was before I started being a professional footballer to the day I finish playing,” he added.“I play Xbox with my mates, because they come around a lot, and we play FIFA and Fortnite at the moment. I also like to play a bit of pool and we go bowling – we always have competitions.”“We like to play for a forfeit so the loser might have to eat a hot chili or something like that,” he commented.“It’s just a bit of fun and makes the game more intense, although you don’t want to get videoed on Snapchat doing the forfeit.”
The Premier League heavyweights Arsenal intend to offer Barcelona outcast an escape route in the January transfer windowUnai Emery, who has started his adventure at Emirates off on the wrong foot, now leads his side through a marvelous period, but he seems willing to improve his team in the forthcoming transfer session.With Alex Iwobi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Danny Welbeck all struggle to maintain form and consistency, the ex-PSG boss would like to sign another external forward.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.According to the British newspaper, Daily Star, the Gunners are lining up a January loan move for Barcelona out-of-favor winger Malcom.The 21-year-old Brazilian arrived at Camp Nou this summer for a fee of €41 million although he seemed to be heading towards the Stadio Olimpico, as AS Roma already had a virtual agreement with both Bordeaux and the player.Malcom’s decision to turn the Giallorossi down and move to Catalonia instead turns up to be a massive mistake. The former Corinthians star has seen just 25 minutes of action this season, as he desperately needs a change of air if looking to save his career.
During the Wednesday’s cup win, 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi was sent off for the Gunners over Blackpool, but his manager is not worried a bit about the red card shown to the youngster.Drama: @MatteoGuendouzi is shown a second yellow after the referee adjudged him to have pulled down Thompson#CarabaoCup 🔴 2-0 ⚪️ (56) pic.twitter.com/76ekIpBBHw— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 31, 2018Guendouzi will now miss Saturday’s clash with Liverpool as Emery had this to say:“That is football. Things can be positive or negative like an injury, a red card, 90 minutes of hard work that don’t allow you to play other matches,” Emery told reporters via Goal.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“A red card is like that.“We have a lot of players looking to play, to help us and take responsibility. His quality for the team, I am going to prepare with other players for the big match.“He’s playing well. He’s playing with a spirit – [he’s] competitive. The action is… it’s an action, he plays that action as a normal moment in the game.“He is pushing behind the player. He is playing with the spirit I want today and every match.“We have spoken. It is very important to control, but I don’t think he lost control. The red card is one circumstance.”
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a potential replacement for Antonio Valencia.It is claimed by Mirror Football that the Red Devils alongside Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in the England U21 international, who has impressed for Roy Hodgson’s side since making his first-team debut 11 months ago.The report suggests Wan-Bissaka is expected to provide competition for Diogo Dalot, with Valencia expected to leave United when his contract expires at the end of the season.Meanwhile, Celtic are interested in signing Scott McTominay on loan, according to reports in the English press.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.It is claimed that the Hoops are currently in talks with United over a move for the Scotland international midfielder.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t comment on the McTominay speculation in his press conference on Thursday but did say, according to SkySports:“He’s a very good young player. When he broke into the team at Manchester United, I think he showed that. He’s a fantastic talent, but there’s nothing more to say.”
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 14, 2013- Not quite right. The Premier setting the record straight on a statement by the governor recently that Carnival is shifting some of its cruise routes to nearby Dominican Republic. Magnetic Media questions to the country’s tourism minister unearthed that Hon Rufus Ewing has already had a meeting with vendors at the beach adjacent to the Grand Turk Cruise Center in an effort to deal directly with the concerns of Carnival Cruise lines executives who have apparently complained that the vendors are sometimes too aggressive and in many cases operating illegally posing potential risks to cruise passengers. The premier said Carnival is boosting cruise stops for 2014 as far as he can tell in reviewing the schedule, but warned that other less committed cruise liners may opt out of docking in Grand Turk due to the unauthorized beach vendors.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 9, 2017 – Grand Turk -Some 80 to 90% of what was in the historic, Victoria Public Library is gone; gobbled up in that early morning fire today at the Grand Turk public library.Magnetic Media just moments ago spoke to former Chief Minister, Hon. Derek Taylor, who said he has seen the damage at the burned building and believes that almost everything work anything is gone. Taylor, like so many others lamenting on the fire, is saddened about the incident which he says cast a dark cloud over the Capital today.“When I got the call I was in shock. That someone would – because from all accounts it seems to be arson – that someone would get rid of our institution, a building that has been here for ages and that has served the total community. Not only the school children.”Mr. Taylor explained that gifts to the library from the United States, Canada, the U< and from around the Caribbean were consumed by the blaze, despite valiant attempts by people darting into the burning building to save the twelve decades of books and memorabilia. Hon Taylor said shelves which had been there from the library was opened, books, research papers, desks and so much more are all gone and only a art of the building remains now after what is strongly suspected to be arson.“The library was built with curry limestone and next to the library, I think it can be salvaged because it still had the roof on it when I left earlier this morning. The main library, the roof has been destroyed and what has been salvaged in terms of books, pamphlets and that sort of thing is what we are trying to get stored. We are asking those who would have plastic containers to bring them so that we can store the books elsewhere.” It was shared that the books and other items salvaged are dry.Grand Turk has no domestic fire unit and has not had one for over a decade now. Despite promises to correct the situation on the island which sees the largest traffic of people in the country due to the Grand Turk Cruise Center, there remains no remedy. Police confirm that the fire was reported around 4:41 am but as late as 8aam, there was still a fire at the small iconic building which is located on Duke Street.Hon Taylor said he believes the process is prolonged when it comes to fire response due to a number of factors including: where the fire fighters have to come from, the permissions the airport fire crew has to receive and that tit is not a unit dedicated to fighting domestic fires. “We are dealing with fire fighters who are stationed at the airport and I take it that they have to seek permission from their supervisors and what have you in order to come to town. I think that is the normal procedure.”In January 2016, the country was horrified by a fire, intentionally set at HJ Robinson High which consumed a newly constructed block including the school’s computer lab. It is a crime yet solved and a set-back of $2 million for the country. Months later, in November, one of the homes recently completed by the EU Hurricane Ike funding was destroyed by fire. It was also reported that the fire of Beatrice Gardiner’s home in Grand Turk, was intentionally set.The Victoria Public Library saw construction start in 1887 and was opened in 1889, and was dedicated to Queen Victoria on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames told participants at ‘Our Prisoners: A Symposium’ on October 4, 2017, that he believed that the information disseminated at the event would “go a long way in providing good and holistic analysis about offenders, their criminogenic (‘causing or likely to cause criminal behavior’) needs” and the underlying challenges within The Bahamas’ correctional system.“As I have indicated in my communication on crime (in the House of Assembly) a few weeks ago, my Ministry has reached out to researchers at the University of The Bahamas to explore ways in which your institution can assist in finding more evidence-based strategies to combat crime,” Minister Dames said at the event held at the University of The Bahamas (UB) Performing Arts Centre and facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in conjunction with UB.“Furthermore, I am moved by the willingness of your institution to assist with evaluating anti-crime programs to determine what impact they are having on crime and public safety indicators,” he added.Minister Dames said that the emphasis of the discussion that day focused on the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services and the need to facilitate alternatives to imprisonment and conditional release for non-violent offenders. He noted that, over the past four years, the correctional services had been transitioning from a “punitive base to corrections.”“During this process, the enactment of new legislation to govern the service and changing the name of the institution was achieved,” Minister Dames pointed out. “However, the process fell short of establishing a clear correctional strategy, that will benefit staff and offenders.”Minister Dames stated that, at that time, The Bahamas ranked third in the region in incarceration rates – 439 per 100,000 in 2016.“This rate reflects the challenges of crime, punishment and recidivism that exist within the Criminal Justice System in The Bahamas,” he said.In 2016, he added, Inmate Admissions at the correctional facility were 2,528, with male offenders continuing to remain the larger gender group admitted into the institution, exceeding female offenders by 93% in total inmate admissions.“Particularly, young males between the ages of 18–25 [who] represent the largest age group at 41%,” Minister Dames said. “These trends suggest that we must engage dialogue relative to Corrections, alternatives to incarceration and their role in the Criminal Justice System of The Bahamas.“We must define exactly what should be accomplished while offenders are incarcerated. At this point we need to understand what works and whether punishment, rehabilitation and reintegration are impactful within our system.” Minister Dames said that, within that context, the correctional institution faces a myriad of challenges and the need for clear evidence-based practices must now be considered.“Evidence-based practices, as a part of the criminal justice system in The Bahamas, can mean revolutionizing the Correctional Services and developing much-needed community supervision programs for offenders,” he pointed out. “Moreover, these objectives can only be ascertained through making organizational decisions and directing policy-making initiatives based on measurement, research and evaluation.”Minister Dames said that a very important step of our government’s crime focus is the rehabilitation and re-integration of offenders.“Noting that current incarceration and recidivism rates are at unacceptable levels, we understand that recently-released inmates – who are typically males in the prime of their lives – seem to have very few viable options to be successfully rehabilitated and re-integrated into society,” he said. “As a result, Government will be enacting legislation shortly to address the conditional release of offenders into society through a Parole and Probation System for first time non-violent offenders.“The new process of parole will address rehabilitation, reintegration, re-offending/recidivism and reduce the costs associated with incarceration.”Minister Dames said the goals of the initiative will also include the following: assisting ex-offenders in functioning in the community without becoming involved in further criminal activity; providing supervision or monitoring; and providing support to inmates enabling them to be reintegrated in the community through a productive and crime free lifestyle.Minister Dames commended the “committed support” of the IDB, which had demonstrated its assistance by providing funding and other pertinent resources to the project, and looked forward to initiating further collaborative efforts.“I also commend the faculty and support staff of University of The Bahamas that have committed long, sacrificial hours in the work that will be presented today,” Minister Dames said. We anticipate information revealed in this study will be useful in modernizing and strengthening correctional outcomes for the 21st century.”Minister Dames gave the full assurances of the government that his Ministry is a willing and committed partner and they were confident that underpinning the discussions at that dissemination exercise was the resolve to formulate data that will “chart the course of response to findings about offenders incarcerated in The Bahamas.”Press Release: BISPhoto caption: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames speaks, on October 4, 2017, at ‘Our Prisoners: A Symposium’, an event held in the University of The Bahamas (UB) Performing Arts Centre and facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in conjunction with UB.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, flow Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 17, 2017 – Providenciales – Flow is reporting to the nation on its restoration of internet, land line, cell phone and TV services and it includes 25 areas of Providenciales including Kew Town, the Industrial Park, Cheshire Hall, Provo Golf Club, parts of Juba Sound, parts of Airport Road and Leeward Highway and more. Within this week, up to Sunday October 21st, Flow says Juba Sound, Venetian Road, Blue Mountain, all of Down Town and all of Millennium Highway will see their services restored.North Caicos, says Flow, is fully restored and in Middle Caicos Bambarra and Conch Bar are good to go. In that media release, Flow explains to hardest hit Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay that you are not forgotten. It is explained that once distribution cables are reinstated, service will resume but there is a big job of work to be done by the telecommunications company for these three islands.#Flow says the fixed lines have to be rebuilt. Bills and fixed line services will be waived for the sister islands for September and October. Flow mobile help number is 611; its where you can report any problems. You can find the full report from Flow at MagneticMediaTV.com or at our Facebook page, #MagneticMedia Fanpage on FB. We have also circulated it on WhatsApp. Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabank TCAAA announces National Team & partnership with FLOW TCI for the 2017 FLOW Carifta Games in Curacao
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 16, 2018 – Montego Bay – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday (February 14), Mr. Samuda said the Government is cognisant of the challenges being faced by farmers since the shutdown of sugar production at the Clarks Town-based Long Pond Factory in the parish a few years ago.“I have been able to support you, so far, and I could never turn my back at this stage when things are so difficult. And, that is why I said to the Permanent Secretary, only two days ago, that we cannot leave the farmers of Trelawny to suffer the consequences of not having the resources to transport the cane,” Mr. Samuda pointed out.“And so, we decided that we are going to provide the same amount that we provided last year, which was $70 million. I had said $50 million, but I told him, add $20 million to it, so that we can be assured that all the farmers’ cane will be transported to the factory,” he added.The Minister recounted that the Government had kept the Long Pond Sugar Factory open in the first year of assuming office, but noted that he had indicated, at the time, that this could not be continued, as the “cost of keeping it open was too great for the Government to underwrite”.As a consequence, he said, the Ministry had moved to provide money to assist small farmers in particular, to transport the sugar cane from Long Pond to Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth and Worthy Park in St. Catherine.Mr. Samuda said he remains highly optimistic that the sugar cane industry will continue to thrive in Trelawny, despite the various challenges, noting that there are forthcoming developments that will give rise to an even greater demand for the produce. He said that Everglades, owners of Long Pond, continues to pursue its objective of trying to restructure the plant, so that it can produce energy to supply the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company. This, he noted, will require increased cane production.“I have great hopes… . I have expectations for the expansion of cane in Trelawny, not the contraction. And even if there is a shift in the kinds of crops, the employment must be maintained and expanded upon, and I will do everything within my power to see to that,” Mr. Samuda said.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has opened the door to a move to Manchester United by revealing it would be hard to down a move to club participating in the UEFA Champions League.Maguire has been a transfer target for United during the summer transfer window after an impressive 2018 World Cup with England, but Leicester’s refusal to let him leave ultimately meant he had to commit his immediate future to the club.The former Hull City defensive stalwart signed a new five-year deal with Leicester last month, but United are still said to be interested in the England international, who has refused to rule out a move to a Champions League outfit.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Yes, definitely it would be a difficult one (to reject a move to a ‘giant’ club). I’m an ambitious player. If you’re not an ambitious footballer, you’re in the wrong game really,” Maguire told BBC Sport.“Everyone wants to play at the top level, everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world, so obviously the Champions League is one.”Maguire joined the Foxes from Hull City in 2017 and has featured 52 times in all competitions for the Foxes.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has no interest in allegations made against him by whistleblowers Football LeaksThe Qatari businessman is at the centre of Football Leaks’ latest scandal, who accuse Al-Khelaifi of engaging in a fraudulent attempt to escape UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.PSG released a statement last week denying the claims made against their president.This comes in light of PSG and Manchester City both reaching settlements with the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) in May 2014 over their FFP breaches.“Honestly, I do not look at that,” Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport after PSG’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Napoli on Tuesday.“It’s complete rubbish. Winning our next games is the most important.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Al-Khelaifi also declared his satisfaction with the UEFA’s decision to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in next season’s Champions League.However, PSG will be rueing the fact that VAR hadn’t been available on Tuesday night after Jose Callejon appeared to be offside in the build-up to Napoli’s equalising penalty.Lorenzo Insigne scored from the spot to cancel out Juan Bernat’s 45th-minute goal for PSG, who also claimed he was denied a penalty of his own.The draw with Napoli leaves PSG third in Group C and a point behind the top two.“We will have to win our last two games to qualify. Of course there is, there is certainly a penalty,” added Al-Khelaifi.“But we will accept. VAR is needed as quickly as possible. We lost two points for two errors of the referee.”
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was pleased with Isco’s response after scoring a brace in his first start under the ArgentineAfter a seven-game absence, Isco was restored into starting line-up for Real’s Copa del Rey fourth-round clash with UD Melilla on Thursday.And the Spanish playmaker scored two second-half goals to help Real claim a convincing 6-1 win over Melilla with Marco Asensio (twice), Vinicius Junior and Javier Sanchez also getting on the scoresheet.The result enabled Real to progress to the next round with a 10-1 aggregate win.“I’m very happy for Isco, I was very sorry that he missed the one played in the first half, because it would have been a great goal,” said Solari, according to FourFourTwo.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I’m also very happy for Asensio, who scored two goals, and for Vinicius, who did another.“This game let us see many players who are well and committed.We have been solid and good in attack. Melilla are very good, the leader of Segunda B.“I’m happy for what the veterans did, the youngsters of the first-team squad and the homegrown players who debuted.“I was delighted with the debuts of [Alvaro] Fidalgo, Francisco Garcia and the goal from Javi Sanchez.”Real will next travel to bottom side SD Huesca in a La Liga game on Sunday.