Jose rewards ‘phenomenal’ Skipp with new deal after he impresses vs Norwich

first_imgTOTTENHAM are keen to tie down talented young midfielder Oliver Skipp to a new long-term contract, according to reports.The 19-year-old was hailed by Jose Mourinho for his “phenomenal” performance during the penalty shootout FA Cup defeat to Norwich.2 Tottenham are ready to offer home-grown star Oliver Skipp a new contractCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe academy graduate played the full 120 minutes of the tie in what was only his first start in all competitions under the Portuguese.Yet according to Football Insider, Spurs regard Skipp as one of three outstanding youngsters at the club alongside Japhet Tanganga and Troy Parrott.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursAnd they are ready to reward him for his impressive progress over the last two seasons by offering the England U21 star a new contract.Skipp’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and talks over his long-term future are expected to take place soon.The report adds that his development was one of the reasons why Mourinho sanctioned Victor Wanyama’s free transfer to Montreal Impact.Phenomenal. Very, very good. Very, very good, solid performance. He was always in control of the game.Jose Mourinho on Oliver SkippThe Special One raved about Skipp’s showing against Norwich, despite his side crashing out of the FA Cup to the Premier League’s bottom club.He said: “Phenomenal. Very, very good. Very, very good, solid performance.”Even with the yellow card I kept him for two hours, first of all because Winks was in trouble, secondly because he was so solid, so mature, so confident that I was never afraid of a second yellow card coming.”He was always in control of the game. We could see the difference also on the physical condition of him and the people who us playing all the time.”In this moment I am really sad for the players and the fans, but I am thinking already about what next and I am really, really worried about playing in two days.”Spurs face a tough trip to Burnley this weekend just days before their crunch Champions League second-leg tie against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe north Londoners are already a goal down from the first clash and Mourinho has hinted that Skipp may be in line for more minutes as he looks to manage his injury-hit squad during both games.He added: “Trying to give my boys a chance to go to Leipzig with a minimum of conditions to fight against a fresh team, a team with incredible solutions and options and rotations.”I have to think about a Saturday match and a Tuesday match and try to decide which one is the priority and which one is the one where I can give some of my boys under huge fatigue the best possible chance.”2 Jose Mourinho hailed Skipp for his performance in the FA Cup defeat to NorwichCredit: Getty Images – GettyJose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img read more

Adebayor shows off luxury cars to ‘motivate’ fans – after refusing to help Togo

first_imgEMMANUEL ADEBAYOR attempted to “motivate” his fans by showing off his array of luxury cars on Instagram.The former Arsenal and Tottenham striker has faced huge criticism recently having decided not to donate to his native Togo’s coronavirus fight.3 A Rolls Royce sits alongside a plethora of expensive wheels3 Adebayor can pick from one of two Mercedes off-roadersA post on the Team Adebayor social media account, thought to be run by his representatives, revealed a luxury black and gold Rolls Royce inside an impressive garage.Two 4×4 Mercedes, a Range Rover, a BMW sports car and two Porsche off-roaders are joined by another Mercedes hatchback and a Merc people carrier to make up the incredibly expensive collection.Many of the vehicles have personalised number plates in reference to Adebayor’s full name – Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor.The caption read: “Monday Motivation.”This video is not a message to tell you, ‘SEA has made it’. But rather to say, ‘You can do it too!’.”All you need to do is believing in yourself and keep working even when no one is watching. Tag a friend who needs to see this.”Adebayor has not been afraid to flaunt his wealth to his followers and is known for gifting Ghanaian comedian Funny Face cars on two occasions.I’m sorry that people compare me to Eto’o and Drogba by asking me why I don’t have a foundation or why I don’t donate.”Emmanuel AdebayorAs Togo’s most famous footballing export by far, holding the African country’s record for caps and goals, many hoped the 36-year-old would contribute in the pandemic.However Adebayor, who has helped out a variety of charitable causes back home in the past, staunchly refused to donate this time.He stated: “For those who say that I do not donate, let me be very clear, I really do not donate. This is very simple.“I do what I want to do, eat the food I want, and this is the most important. Then, there will be those who criticise me for not having established a charity in Togo.latest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.“But it seems that I brought the coronavirus to Togo, it is very unfortunate, but this is the case and what happened in the country.“I’m sorry that people compare me to Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba by asking me why I don’t have a foundation or why I don’t donate, as if I was the one who brought the coronavirus to Togo…“I am Emmanuel Adebayor and I will always do what I want to do.”Adebayor is thought to be spending the pandemic in Togo having temporarily left Paraguay, where he turns out for Asuncion club Olimpia.3 Adebayor is signed to South American side OlimpiaCredit: EPAEmmanuel Adebayor arrives to a hero’s welcome as he joins Olimpia in Paraguaylast_img read more

Ludmila, nine games to match his best personal brand

first_imgThis year, however, it has yet to hit its numbers. He has eight goals at Primera Iberdrola with nine games still to be played (the remaining eight days and the game postponed due to the footballers’ strike). He did not score in the only Copa de la Reina match nor could he do so in the Super Cup. In the Champions League, where the tie against Barcelona still has a minimum, he has two goals to total ten goals. He is three to match his best personal record in domestic competition and eight in all competitions. An important challenge.Ludmila plus assistantLudmila has evolved a lot since coming to Europe. The Brazilian, just landing, was all power, but without control. She had to polish her tactical rigor and her movements to take advantage of all the power and strength that the soccer player has. And its evolution is also seen in the numbers. ANDn her first season, the Brazilian gave seven goal passes in 31 games, all of them in the league, to end the year with those seven assists. A year later, he equaled his best figure with six goal passes in the league and one in the Champions League in 28 games played. This year, however, he already has nine in 26 games. The Brazilian has given six in First Iberdrola and three in Champions to overcome her best mark as an assistant. Ludmila has nine games to go to match his best goalscoring record at Atlético. The Brazilian completes her third season of rojiblanco and has become a vital player for the mattresses. In fact, It has been untouchable for the three technicians who have passed through the Madrid bench. His eight goals in the first 21 games have him three of his best league record., the eleven he has scored in his first two seasons in Europe. It’s more, this year the Brazilian has her worst goal average. If in his first season he had 0.42 and in the second he climbed no less than 0.67. This has remained, at the moment, at 0.38.Since the Brazilian came to Atlético in 2017, she has always been very important. In his first year he scored eleven goals, the best mark of his career. In Brazil, in his seven seasons as a footballer, he had kept eight goals at most. In her first year as a rojiblanco, the Brazilian scored eleven goals in the First Iberdrola, one more in the Cup and another in the Champions to close the season with thirteen goals. Much better was last year, its best course so far on the old continent. I note eleven goals in Primera Iberdrola, like the previous year, but it came out in the Queen’s Cup, where she was the top scorer with six goals, plus the goal she scored in the Champions League to close the season with no less than 18 goals, his best personal brand of his career.last_img read more

Developing Countries to Benefit from Oil Price Slump

first_imgThe World Bank says gains from low oil prices could be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth.The latest edition of Global Economic Prospects released Thursday said the lower prices reflected several years of upward surprises in oil supply and downward surprises in demand. Other factors are receding geopolitical risks, a significant change in policy objectives of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the dollar’s appreciation.”Although the relative strength of the forces driving the recent plunge in prices remains uncertain, supply related factors appear to have played a dominant role,” it said.The bank said soft oil prices were expected to persist in 2015 and would be accompanied by “significant real income shifts from oil-exporting to oil-importing countries.”For many oil-importing countries, lower prices contribute to growth and reduced inflationary, external, and fiscal pressures,” it added.Madam Ayhan Kose, the World Bank Director of Development prospects, said lower oil prices provided a “window of opportunity to undertake fiscal policy and structural reforms as well as fund social programs.””In oil-exporting countries, the sharp decline in oil prices is a reminder of significant vulnerabilities inherent in highly concentrated economic activity and the necessity to reinvigorate efforts to diversify over the medium and long term,” Kose said.The analysis on oil prices in Global Economic Prospects is complemented by two special features on how trends in global trade and remittance flows are impacting developing countries.Global trade weak on cyclical and long-term factorsGlobal trade expanded by less than 3.5 percent in 2012 and 2013, well below the pre-crisis average annual rate of 7 percent, holding back developing country growth in recent years.Weak demand, mainly in investment but also in consumer demand, is one of the main causes of the deceleration in trade growth.With high-income countries accounting for some 65 percent of global imports, the lingering weakness of their economies five years after the crisis suggests that weak demand continues to adversely impact the recovery in global trade.However, long-term trends have also slowed trade growth, including the changing relationship between trade and income. Specifically, world trade has become less responsive to changes in global income because of slower expansions of global supply chains and a shift in demand from trade-intensive investment to less trade-intensive private and public consumption.The analysis finds that these long-term factors affecting trade will also shape the behavior of trade flows in the year’s ahead-in particular, which the expected recovery in global growth is not likely to be accompanied by the rapid growth in trade flows observed in the pre-crisis years.Remittances have potential to smooth consumptionA second special feature reports that remittance flows to many low- and middle-income countries are not only significant relative to GDP but also comparable in value to foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign aid.Since 2000, remittances to developing countries have averaged about 60 percent of the volume of total foreign direct investment flows. For many developing countries, remittances are the single largest source of foreign exchange.The study finds that, in addition to their considerable volume, remittances are more stable than other types of capital flows, even during episodes of financial stress.For example, during past sudden stops, when capital flows fell on average by 14.8 percent, remittances increased by 6.6 percent. The stable nature of remittance flows, the analysis concludes, means that they can help smooth consumption in developing countries, which often experience macroeconomic volatility.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Events taking place Saturday February 7th 2009

first_imgHere are the events taking place today in the Energetic City06:00 AM – 06:00 PM  Atom House Tournament08:00 AM  Hydro/Government Bonspiel08:00 AM – 05:00 PM  Indoor Women’s Soccer Tournament10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Pre-School Storytime06:00 PM  Chocolate Festival06:00 PM – 01:00 AM  Esperanza El SalvadorTBA  Oldtimer’s Hockey TournamentFor more upcoming events visit Advertisement –last_img

Carbon tax decision still causing a stir

first_imgIn addition, a tax hike would have meant energy companies behind the province’s proposed LNG projects would have had to factor into their development plans significantly higher carbon tax rates, which by 2024 could have reached 100 dollars a tonne.Thus, given the continuing downturn in the oil and gas industry, fuelled by stubbornly low natural gas prices, and increased global production, has already resulted in lengthy delays by leading LNG project proponents on final investment decisions, there was concern a carbon tax increase could have been the determining factor leading them to scrap their development plans. So the government will pursue its 2050 target without the implementation of a 2018 tax hike, as a tool to reduce carbon emissions, but like the Premier, Mr. Keane argues exporting natural gas, a lower-intensity carbon emission fuel, will help replace coal, in areas like Asia, and he says the LNG industry should get some recognition for its small global carbon contribution. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Even though a series of increases in the BC carbon tax was among its 32 recommendations, not every member of the government appointed Climate Leadership Team supports the idea.David Keane is President of the BC LNG Alliance and has been quoted as saying the industry is not opposed to a price on carbon, but does not support an increase at this time in the 30 dollar a tonne tax.He says it’s concerned that BC is so far ahead of other jurisdictions that it is prudent for the province to do, what it announced last week it will do, wait until those other jurisdictions catch up.- Advertisement -Thus, the Liberal government put on hold the recommended annual carbon tax increase of 10 dollars a tonne beginning in 2018 and extending through to 2050.That angered backers who viewed it as a key to getting BC back on track to reach its ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2007 levels by 2050.However in many of their voter base areas, like this one, a tax increase, could very well have been political suicide for the governing Liberals in next spring’s election, especially when considering this province already has the second highest tax driven average price for retail gasoline in the country. Advertisementlast_img read more

Norwich 4-5 Liverpool: Adam Lallana’s last-gasp goal settles Carrow Road thriller

first_imgAdam Lallana scored deep into injury-time to earn Liverpool victory against Norwich in a sensational encounter at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime.The Reds took the lead early on when Roberto Firmino’s scuffed shot trickled in off Declan Rudd’s far post.Dieumerci Mbokani’s brilliant backheel drew Norwich level before former Everton star Steven Naismith fired home a debut goal to put the hosts ahead at the break.Ten minutes into the second half, Wes Hoolahan converted a penalty to stretch the Canaries’ lead and, at 3-1, Liverpool looked dead and buried.But Jordan Henderson reduced the arrears almost immediately, sweeping home after a deft touch from Firmino.The influential Firmino, again preferred to Christian Benteke in attack, then levelled things up when he brought down substitute Lallana’s centre and coolly finished past Rudd.With 15 minutes left, the comeback looked to be complete as James Milner seized on a woeful backpass from Russell Martin to put Liverpool 4-3 up.But Norwich then demonstrated their own fighting spirit as Bassong’s powerful strike from outside the box made it 4-4 with 90 minutes on the clock.That was not to be the end of the drama, however.With five minutes of injury-time played, Norwich failed to clear their lines and Lallana’s shot looped over Rudd to settle a dramatic encounter.That sparked wild scenes on the touchline, with Jurgen Klopp racing up the touchline to join his players in celebrating a first Premier League victory of 2016.Liverpool are now just five points adrift of a top four place, having played a game more than their rivals, while Norwich remain two points clear of the relegation places. 1 Liverpool celebrate last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: A Donegal man had to overcome a series of awkward obstacles after leaving his best man speech at home!If Leroy Barrett wasn’t nervous enough already about his best man speech the realisation that he had forgotten it at home and its implications led to widespread panic. Thankfully, two of the groomsmen joined Leroy in an effort to ensure he avoided any problems on his way back home to get his all important speech.However, after a run on a Massey Ferguson, numerous runs through fields and hurdling over fences, a few pints and a few halves and an encounter with the law the Raphoe lads eventually made it back in time!Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy.The video was made by Paul Doherty.  DDTV: WATCH HILARIOUS VIDEO AS BEST MAN EMBARKS ON CRAZY ADVENTURE AFTER FORGETTING HIS SPEECH was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Best ManDDTVFeaturesnewsWedding Speechlast_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What to make of Warriors’ loss to Toronto

first_imgDETROIT — The Warriors’ 131-128 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday did not serve as an NBA Finals preview. Instead, it highlighted a few realities.The Warriors (15-8) will become significantly better once Stephen Curry returns for Saturday’s game against the Detroit Pistons (11-7) after missing the past 11 games with a strained left groin. Ditto for whenever Draymond Green (right toe), DeMarcus Cousins (left Achilles) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left ankle) return. Kevin Durant is an …last_img read more

Sixers 113, Warriors 104: Warriors no longer unbeatable

first_imgOAKLAND — Steve Kerr is right. The Warriors are not unbeatable.The Warriors lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-104, on Thursday at Oracle Arena, a surprising development considering two things. The Warriors (36-15) snapped an 11-game winning streak. They also looked nothing like the team that had showed dominance during a span that last 26 days.“We weren’t there mentally. We weren’t there competitively,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We got what we deserved.”Other than that, the Warriors …last_img read more