first_imgHARRY Kane has paid tribute to Mauricio Pochettino on Twitter after the Argentinian was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last night.The Spurs and England captain, who made his Premier League debut in 2014, has gone on to become one of the best forwards in the world under the guidance of Pochettino.2 Mauricio Pochettino was axed last night with Tottenham in 14th spotCredit: EPAIn Poch’s first season in charge Kane won the 2015 PFA Young Player of the Year award and scored his first hat-trick for the club.Following his breakthrough season, the 26-year-old finished as the Premier League’s top scorer with 25 goals, finishing ahead of Sergio Aguero.Kane would go on to retain the Golden Boot award the following season, repaying the faith Pochettino showed in him.Kane tweeted: “Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams.”We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship.”Good luck with your next chapter!”Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! 💙— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 20, 2019 Vertonghen, who had just won 6-1 with Belgium, said after the game: “It’s never nice to see a manager leave but that’s all I can say I think.”It’s a surprise for me. The club made the decision and we have to accept this and try to change the situation as quick as we can.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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids”We have come a long way together and we achieved big things, you can see where we have come from before my time at Spurs.”We have to be very thankful for what he achieved and I think he brought the club to the next level.”It’s the first time in my career that the manager of the team has changed so it’s strange for me.Mourinho, who was sacked by Manchester United last year, will take charge against West Ham on Saturday.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one2 Jose Mourinho has been appointed the new manager of Tottenham HotpsurCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino Pochettino was relieved of his duties after seeing his Spurs team drop to 14th in the table with only three wins this season and without a win in five matches.The club made the swift appointment of Jose Mourinho, which has left the fans divided, as they look to rescue their season.Kane’s tribute comes after team-mates Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen left their messages of thanks for their former manager.Alli wrote on twitter: “I can’t thank this man enough.”He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me.”Good luck and hope to see you again my friend.”I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend.— Dele (@dele_official) November 19, 2019last_img read more

first_imgNZR chief executive Steve Tew and Prime Minister Bill English confirmed the fixture in Tokyo.RNZ reports the All Blacks will play the Brave Blossoms in November 2018 ahead of their annual end of year European Tour.Tew said the test met several objectives.”Interest in rugby in Japan is on a high and will only build as we get closer to Rugby World Cup 2019. The test will not only provide a great opportunity to prepare for the 2018 end of year tour, it also gives the team first-hand experience of playing in Japan less than a year out from the tournament.”Playing in Japan is always a highlight. Their fans love the game and are great supporters of the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby. Our partners adidas and AIG are also very active in using our players in the region in various campaigns and promotions, so I expect there will be keen interest in the match.”The All Blacks have played Japan five times before. They played Japan in Tokyo twice in 1987 (the matches weren’t given test match status) and again in 2013.The two sides also met at the 1995 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. The All Blacks have also played a Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Tokyo, in 2009.last_img read more

first_imgHis appointment was officially made known in a press conference this afternoon at the Holiday Inn, Port Moresby.Marum made his debut for the Kumuls against France in the first game of the 2000 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) in Paris. He is the 197th Kumul.After his retirement, Marum took up a coaching role with the Agmark Gurias then on to the international stage that included playing assistant to Adrian Lam in the 2008 RLWC and recently assisted former Kumuls coach, Mal Meninga at last year’s Pacific Test.The 42-year-old said it was an honour to be given the responsibility to coach the national team.“I am thankful to the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) for their confidence in me,” said Marum.He added he had learnt a lot from his time spent with some of the best coaches in the business in Mal Meninga and Wayne Bennett and he will impart this knowledge and skills to the team.Chairman of the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said Marum’s appointment was made at the last PNGRFL board meeting.He explained Marum has been appointed as coach for the Pacific Test match and after this; the selection process for the Kumuls coach for other international matches for the leading into the 2017 RLWC will open up.“Michael brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Kumuls and we know he will do the team and country proud,” said Tsaka.The Kumuls will play the Fiji Bati on the 7th of May in Sydney, Australia.last_img read more

first_imgBut the former national team skipper admits that leading a team as hungry as the Maroon Booters was a breeze given their collective dedication to win.“To be honest, I think it’s been quite easy coaching these boys,” said Gonzales on Thursday after they completed the title romp with a 1-0 victory over UST.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We didn’t have any problems, or any character issues. These boys are really so good and they really deserve it,” he added. “We always tell them that winning is just a bonus. How they performed today, that’s our reward because we’ve given the sacrifices and we’ve been working together very well.”Gonzales believes that his boys fully understood what it meant to represent UP, which made his part all the more easier in this championship drive. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC With the University of the Philippines recording another perfect season this UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament, one must wonder how hard coach Anto Gonzales has been pushing his wards.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Dragic looks to summer, sees bright future in Miami Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “I think the players are just so devoted, so passionate to play for the school. I think it also comes, for me speaking from experience, I’ve been coaching UP for my nine years and mainly, my main motivation is because UP has done so much for me also. UP has helped me so much and I think these boys also feel the same way. Those who have come before us they feel the same way. UP has done great things for us and this is our way to give back,” he said.That dynamic allowed UP to give a fitting graduation to their seniors led by team captain Ian Clariño and defender Javi Bonoan, while also drawing huge contributions all season long from guys like Kintaro Miyagi and Rookie of the Year Fidel Tacardon.With the mentality set in place, the youthful mentor couldn’t help but look forward to what else this current Maroon Booters group could achieve.“I’m quite excited to see how the other players will take up the leadership responsibilities,” he said. “I think Ian and the rest of the seniors left a lasting legacy of how to lead being selfless, setting a good example, pushing players positively. This season, we had a very positive atmosphere in the training sessions. I’m looking forward to the upcoming seniors to take on the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

first_imgA security guard attached to a city security firm is expected to appear in the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) today on a drug trafficking charge, after he was nabbed at Moleson Creek, Berbice with a quantity of marijuana Tuesday morning.Members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), in Corriverton, arrested Gordon Xavier, 48, at Moleson Creek as he was attempting to board the MV Canawaima, which plies the Guyana-Suriname route.Reports are that CANU officers observed that Xavier was operating in a suspicious manner and conducted a search on his person during which they found concealed in a transparent plastic bag in his pocket, 16 grams of the illegal drug.He was told of the offence and arrested.last_img read more

first_imgThe President shall on the 4th working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s Legislative Program for the ensuing session….-Expected to highlight economy, expenditureIn consonance with Article 58 of the 1986 Constitution, President George Weah will at 4:00 p.m. today, January 28, 2019 in the Joint Chambers of the Capitol Building, deliver his second annual message, which is also known as the state of the nation’s address.The Joint Chambers is known as William R. Tolbert Jr., Joint Assembly Hall, named in the memory of former Vice President and the 19th President of Liberia.According to protocol, since the 1970s issued by the Legislature (the host of the annual message), the president delivers his state of the nation’s address not later than 4:00 p.m.The Constitution compels the President once a year, to present his/her legislative programs, report on the economy and the state of affairs to the entire country, but through the people’s representatives — the Legislature.Article 58 states that the President shall, on the 4th working Monday in January of each year, present the administration’s Legislative Program for the ensuing session, and shall once a year report to the Legislature on the State of the Republic. In presenting the economic condition of the Republic, the report shall cover expenditure as well as income.The Joint Session of the 54th Legislature will be presided by House’s speaker Bhofal Chambers, and co-presided by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, who is President of the Senate.According to the Office of the Chief Clerk, Mildred Sayon, the ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the arrival of invited guests in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature.Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate will converge in the William R. Tolbert, Jr., Joint Assembly Hall at 3:55 p.m. and a motion to receive President Weah to deliver his message will be made, and seconded at which time chairpersons on Executive Committees will go at the main entrance to receive and escort the President to the Joint Chambers.The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives, Brigadier General Martin Johnson, will announce the presence of the President, who will then proceed to deliver the state of the nation address.Ahead of today’s ceremony, the Daily Observer gathered that security is expected to be “very tight” to the extent that undercover agents were deployed on Capitol Hill, the citadel of power over the weekend, owing to report of a planned demonstration by students from the University of Liberia (UL) demanding reinstatement of student politics on campus.A fortnight ago, UL administration suspended student politics on campus warning consequence should the student dare return to politics.Expected to attended today’s ceremony are the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, Doyen and members of the Diplomatic Corps, Chiefs and elders, Heads of political parties, Religious and the business community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe skeletal remains believed to be that of a female were last Sunday discovered at Thomas Island, Puruni River, Region Seven.Based on reports received, a security personnel stumbled upon the remains while heading to an internet cafe to make a call. He, however, reported the findings to the Police on Tuesday.As such, a party of Police ranks was dispatched to the scene to conduct preliminary investigations.Due to its present state, identification of the body — clad only in a brassiere and still having some amount of flesh — was not possible.The Police are making checks to determine if a missing person’s report had been made of recent. However, a Police source has confirmed that no such report was made.Nevertheless, the Police are continuing their investigations.A post mortem is expected to be performed on the remains to determine the cause of death. The Police have since questioned several persons in the area, but to no avail.last_img read more

first_imgDirector of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CC&PA), Ann Greene, has revealed that the long awaited and much needed Child Abuse Registry will be launched in September.This was recently related to this newspaper by the director, who reminded that this year’s Child Protection Week will commence on September 23 under the theme ‘Supporting families to prevent child abuse through education and community involvement.’The Child Abuse Registry will be helpful in providing information in relation to a person’s biography. Greene pointed out that the perpetrators of sexual abuse will be publicised and exposed to the public, who will be able to access the requisite information on the internet.“People were clamouring for that, and so I gave a commitment to launch the Child Abuse Registry. It is really to put online the persons who would have committed offences against children. If anybody wants to employ anybody, you could run the Child Abuse Registry,” she explained.According to her, a few “final touches” are being added to the Registry to ensure it meets the mandatory requirements. “We got some equipment to set up, and that is being done right now,” she asserted.Greene did not reveal the cost of the programme, but only said it was budgeted for and it is a rather technical database.“A lot of information will be made available through the Registry; (like) the type of abuse, the person’s age, their name, where they’re from, and so on. Because when we set up this database, we can do drafts and look and see where the abusers are. We can pull up the map and see where they are,” she revealed.The perpetrators’ pictures, she said, will also likely be available through the Registry, since the department is cognisant of the fact that people have the same names.It was on this note that the Director reiterated the importance of such a database in combating child abuse nationally.The Social Protection Ministry first announced plans to establish this type of registry back in 2016. The then Guyana Information Agency (GINA) had reported that the Ministry would be embarking on a series of community outreaches countrywide to develop a registry to ensure that all vulnerable individuals and families are accounted for.Minister Volda Lawrence, who then was in charge of the Ministry, said, “For instance, if someone goes to the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA) for a job, that agency will be able to see that person’s information…”last_img read more

first_img…as ERC observes breast cancer awareness monthThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Friday observed breast cancer awareness month in Guyana by facilitating talks with cancer survivors and patients, medical personnel and members of the Guyana Cancer Foundation.This activity was also organised to increase awareness of the disease in Guyana since there has been a significant number of patients who are diagnosed every year.The ERC, through its partnership with the Guyana Cancer Foundation, is encouraging women to take early preventative measures by getting screened, which can be done at no cost attached through provisions that were set up by the institute. Mammograms and sonograms are offered but there is an age requirement and other factors which must be taken into consideration.Commissioner Ruth Howard noted, “This is an annual national health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research in its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.”Additionally, the founder of the Guyana Cancer Foundation, Bibi Hassan, highlighted some of the work that has been done by the organisation over the past year to reduce cancer-related cases. This includes medical outreaches which have benefited over 3000 persons.It was also mentioned that screening for prostate cancer was introduced just one month ago and is completed with a single blood sample. Cancer research will also be directed by the Foundation in Guyana in the near future.“Just last month we launched prostate cancer screening for 200 men. This is not a physical examination. You just do a simple blood test to get your prostate screening done. It’s a 24-hour service and it just takes like five minutes,” said Hassan.With the mission statement “to reintegrate cancer survivors back into society”, the Foundation is seeking to offer as much assistance to the public as possible, where funds are also generated to provide these services.Medical personnel at the event would have also facilitated talks on what persons can do to detect cancer at an early stage. This disease is considered as the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women in Guyana and throughout the month of October, persons are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.Breast Cancer awareness month was introduced in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Empirical Chemical Industries.last_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, while performing the duties of Head of State, swore in several Mayors and Deputy Mayors today in the Credentials Room at the Ministry of the Presidency.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other Ministers of Government with the newly elected Mayors from across GuyanaAfter administering the Oath of office, the acting Head of State encouraged the newly elected Mayors and Deputy Mayors to work closely with central Government to enhance their townships. He noted that the townships “depend on [central government] for subvention and support in many ways.”“Some of the areas that you would be managing as townships, border on areas that are controlled by the central Government so you have to work with your central Government to promote those programmes that you have planned.”The Prime Minister noted that having a Town Council in every administrative region allows for a decentralised model of Government and allows for the strengthening of local democracy. He explained that this decentralisation also allows for the provision of certain services such as the issuance of birth and marriage certificates, passports and documents important to their livelihood and businesses within far-flung communities.Newly elected Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine taking the oath of office before Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on FridayHe also urged the elected officials to develop a sense of regional pride among their constituents.The Prime Minister remarked that the new batch of Mayors and Deputy Mayors reflect Guyana’s rich strands of diversity and ethnicity as it includes persons from different religious backgrounds, genders and race.last_img read more