Jose Mourinho supports Arsenal’s bid to sign £25m Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr

first_imgJose Mourinho supports Arsenal’s bid to sign £25m Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr Advertisement Jose Mourinho is keen on Arsenal target Ismaila Sarr (RT)Jose Mourinho admits he has been impressed with Arsenal target Ismaila Sarr and believes the Rennes winger is similar to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.Sarr has been one of Rennes’ star players this season with 12 goals and 11 assists in 48 appearances for the French club.In March, reports in France claimed that Arsenal held talks with Rennes to discuss a deal for the 21-year-old as he was identified by their former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as a potential signing to bolster Unai Emery’s attack.But Arsenal face a fight to sign the Senegal international as he is also wanted by Leicester City, Roma and AC Milan.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMourinho, however, has indicated that Arsenal would be signing a player with huge potential if they managed to win the race for Sarr, but has also revealed that he is a fan of Nice’s right-sided attacker Allan Saint-Maximin. Nice’s right-sided attacker Allan Saint Maximin has also caught Mourinho’s eye (Getty Images)‘But for example, I like Allan Saint-Maximin, I like his speed, and I think Ismaila Sarr has a little bit of [Ousmane] Dembele in him.‘There are a lot of players in Ligue 1 who have great potential.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Mourinho says Ismaila Sarr reminds him of Ousmane Dembele (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I can tell you that in the top three clubs in your league this season – Paris Saint-Germain, Lille and Lyon – you have extremely talented players who everyone knows already,’ Mourinho said in an interview with RMC.‘If I speak [about players] I think that their agents will be very happy.center_img Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 May 2019 9:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShareslast_img read more

Final-year social work students complete community project at YEST

first_imgA group of final-year students of the University of Guyana attached to the Social Work Programme has successfully completed a five-week “Community Practice” project, at the Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme (YEST), Sophia Training Centre, Greater Georgetown.The initiative was coordinated by the group of students aimed at sensitising youths and young adults on life skills such as coping mechanisms, anger management, self-awareness, self-esteem, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal relationships.Social issues such as suicide, domestic violence and violence against women were also addressed during the interactive educational sessions.In addition, to those activities, a session on sexual reproductive health, parentingMembers of the group conducting one of the sessions with the students at the institutionskills and counselling was also conducted.The main objectives of the project were to empower and educate each participant to be better equipped in handling situations that they may recognise as potentially harmful to them and also increase their opportunities for personal development.The group commended the staff of YEST for the work they have been doing over the years and expressed special gratitude to the social worker attached to the institution, for allowing them the opportunity to conduct the exercise there.The experience gained was very rewarding and as such, they recognised the need for social workers in the changing process to build and strengthen the country in a positive way.The group comprised Delice Neblett, Melissa Liverpool, Minnette Phil, Osnel McKenzie and Ramratie Singh.last_img read more

Klay Thompson states his case to be on NBA All-Defensive Team

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Nothing usually bothers the laid-back Klay Thompson. Well, maybe one thing.He has collected three NBA titles and has set various shooting records through the tailend of his nine-year NBA career. But despite often defending the opposing team’s top scorer with relative success, Thompson has not made an NBA All-Defensive team.“It’s always been a goal of …last_img

U.P. BJP MLA to Mamata Banerjee: ‘Mend your ways or meet Chidambaram’s fate’

first_imgAn Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to mend her ways or get ready to meet the same fate as former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram who is currently lodged in jail.The MLA from Bairia Assembly constituency Surendra Singh said the Trinamool Congress supremo should “become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh” as she was opposed to the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The statements made by Mamata Banerjee against the NRC show that she is backed by foreign forces,” Mr. Singh told reporters in Ballia on September 14 on the sidelines of a krishi mela. “It seems that Mamata is forgetting that bad days are approaching her. She should change her language and behaviour otherwise she will meet the same fate as Congress leader P. Chidambaram,” he said. On September 13, Ms. Banerjee took out a rally in Kolkata against the NRC in Assam after the final list was released on August 31 which left out 19 lakh people.After the rally, the Trinamool chief had said that she would never allow the Centre to conduct a similar exercise in West Bengal.Mr. Singh, however, said: “If Mamata wants to do politics by protecting the infiltrators from Bangladesh then she should become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.” “In Bengal, lord Ram and lord Hanuman respectively in form of Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath have appeared, and in the next Assembly elections, there will be a change of power in the State,” he added.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Supermodel Recipient of the 1st ICON Award

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Sept 2014 – Turks and Caicos Supermodel Chrishelle Stubbs was the first recipient of the Icon Award, presented Saturday night at the Miss Teen TCI pageant. Stubbs has worked with supermodels and has been featured in leading magazines like TeenVOGUE, Bloomingdale’s and has been the face of high end brands like Benetton and Ralph Lauren; she was a guest judge at the inaugural pageant. We spoke to Oehleo Higgs of Miss Teen TCI QUOTE. Winning the crown and title was Malique Ferrette, a former reporter with WIV4 News and employee at Blue Haven Resort, she was gracious with her win. QUOTE. And family swarmed the stage after the first walk of the new queen… her mother, Esther Swann was thrilled. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:chrishelle stubbs, icon awardlast_img

Govt announces Official funeral for the late BJ Nottage

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – July 10, 2017 – The Cabinet Office announces that an Official funeral will be held for the late Bernard J. Nottage, former Minister of National Security and Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town on Friday 14 July at 11:00 in the morning at St. Agnes Church.Dr. Nottage passed away on Wednesday 28 June in a Florida hospital where he was airlifted after spending 3 days in the Intensive Care Unit of Doctor’s Hospital.  Throughout this period, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in close and frequent contact with Mrs. Portia Nottage, wife of Bernard Nottage.Dr. Nottage was a professional gynecological colleague and fellow Parliamentarian of current Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, whose government paid all expenses related to Former Minister Nottage’s care in Florida and the repatriation of his remains to The Bahamas.The Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office extended condolences to the widow of Former Cabinet Minister, Dr. Bernard Nottage, on Wednesday afternoon, 28 June 2017, shortly after his passing.In accordance with the policy for government funerals effective July 2009, a State Funeral is the highest level of Government funeral and is given to Governors Generals and Prime Ministers serving or retired.  Cabinet Ministers who die while serving in Office are also accorded State Funerals.  The church service and burial are carried live on national radio and television; the body of the deceased is laid in State in the House of Assembly; the church service is attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other Parliamentarians, the Judiciary, the Senior Corp of the Public Service, Uniformed Services and Heads of Mission of the Diplomatic Corp.  The Police and Defence Forces provide an honour Guard and pall bearers.The second tier of government funerals is the Official Funeral which is given to former Cabinet Ministers and serving members of Parliament. The government covers funeral costs up to a maximum of $10,000.00 and the Police and Defence Force provide an honour Guard. Lying-In-State takes place in the House of Assembly. The church service is carried live on radio and may be recorded for future airing. The church service is attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other Parliamentarians and senior public officers.  In recognition of Dr. Nottage’s many years of Public Service in the area of politics and sports, the government decided to increase the funeral costs it would bear to a maximum of $50,000.00.The lowest tier of government funerals is the State Recognized Service given to former Members of Parliament, serving Permanent Secretaries and other high ranking Public officers or civilians who have made invaluable contributions to the State. The government provides live broadcast of the funeral church service via national radio.  Representation of the Cabinet and Parliamentarians and senior public officers are in attendance.Protocol services and funeral service programmes are provided for each of these three categories of funerals.The Cabinet Secretary issued a formal communication to Mrs. Portia Nottage informing of the government’s decision to have an Official funeral and outlining all of the matters for which the government would be responsible.The National Events Unit of the Cabinet Office is working with Dr. Nottage’s widow and other family members on the details of Dr. Nottage’s Official funeral.  In the morning of Thursday, 6 July 2017, that Unit met with Dr. Nottage’s widow, brothers, sister, sister-in-law and the Nottage’s rector to discuss pertinent logistical and protocol matters to be attended to prior, during and after the funeral service.  Mrs. Nottage chose St. Agnes Anglican Church where they worshiped as the location for the funeral.  St. Agnes is also located in the constituency Dr. Nottage represented for many years. A meeting of all of the government agencies involved in the staging of an official funeral was held later that day at the Cabinet Office. These include representatives from: the Protocol Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Bahamas Police Force; the Royal Bahamas Defence Force; the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas; the Ministry of Works; the Bahamas Information Services; the House of Assembly and the National Events Unit of Cabinet Office.  Also in attendance were Fr. I.  Ranfurly Brown, rector of St. Agnes Church and a representative of Bethel Brother’s Morticians.The Cabinet Office will continue to provide support and advice to the Nottage family during their period of bereavement.#officialfuneralforNottage#BernardJNottage#BahamasNews#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Bahamian girl falls to her death on cruise ship Related Items:#BahamasNews, #BernardJNottage, #magneticmedianews, #officialfuneralforNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas: Mass Funeral for Haitians drowned in Abaco waters Nassau: Two guns, two suspects in Police custodylast_img read more

Fuel prices expected to spike after Harvey shuts down refineries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas and Caribbean were not directly hit by rainy #HurricaneHarvey but fuel shortages due to Texas oil refineries being down will impact local supplies say money experts.    Financial reports are revealing that the cost of #fuel at some gas stations in the United States have already spiked due to the limited supply caused when refineries were forced to close due to flooding caused by the storm which is now dissipated.Oil refineries reopened today but it is unclear at this point whether that is enough to stave off a negative effect, including higher prices at the pumps for the region.Reuters reports that: “At least two East Coast refiners, including #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions and #IrvingOil, have already run out of gasoline for immediate delivery as they have rushed to send supplies to the U.S. Southeast, Caribbean, Mexico and South America to offset the lack of exports since Harvey.”It was said in that news report that 24% of US capacity was impacted by the storm and that wholesale gasoline and jet fuel prices have soared.    It was said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued fuel waivers in 38 states and Washington, D.C. to ease concerns of supply shortages, still some are reporting a spike of 30 cents per gallon in states like Mississippi.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: Wall Street Journal Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneHarvey, #IrvingOil, #magneticmedianews, #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions, fuel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NO LEGISLATION TO GOVERN FUEL PRICESlast_img read more

Survey suggests retirement benefits valued over health plans

first_imgPeople are more willing to gamble with their health than their retirement, a new study found.Some 62 percent of workers said they were willing to pay more if it meant they would have guaranteed retirement benefits, according to a recent survey by professional services consulting firm Towers Watson. But only 34 percent said they would pay up for more predictable medical costs.Why is this the case? It could be because people are already fed up with having to pay more for health insurance, said David Speier, a retirement consultant in Towers Watson’s Arlington office. Workers are often asked to shoulder a greater share of their health costs through high deductible plans, higher premiums and bigger copayments.A separate study released earlier this year by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health found that employees’ share of premium costs increased to $2,975 in 2014, up nearly 32 percent from $2,262 in 2009. And health-care costs are rising at a faster clip than inflation and outpacing wage growth, Speier said.Consumers also reported being less content with their health-care plans overall. The survey found that 59 percent of workers said they were happy with their health coverage in 2013, down from the roughly seven in 10 workers who said they were satisfied with their plans in 2007. Towers Watson surveyed more than 5,000 full-time workers in the United States between July and September 2013.Among the least satisfied were those who were most likely to need their benefits — those who were older or in poor health. While 62 percent of employees said their health plans met their needs, only 45 percent of workers in poor health said their plans were sufficient.last_img read more