Tottenham has sent American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan to another second-tier club for the season. In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018 file photo, Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers leaps over Roma defender Luca Pellegrini during the first half of an International Champions Cup tournament soccer match. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) The 20-year-old center back will play for Swansea, the south Wales club that was relegated from the Premier League in May. He spent the first half of last season at Sheffield United and the remainder at Ipswich in the League Championship.Carter-Vickers remains in Tottenham’s long-term plans, though, having recently signed a new contract through 2021.A son of former NBA player Howard Carter, the Tottenham academy graduate made four appearances for the London club in the 2016-17 season.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
14 The Spanish coach was asked about the interest of other teams in the striker, among which he became Barcelona: “They are absolutely right to love him, since he is an excellent player. It is normal for large teams to want him, but I hope we can convince him that this is the right place for him.”Arteta finally explained that they want him to stay at all costs, although he understands that a player of his level wants to play the Champions League, a competition for which they have not managed to qualify lately: “I think it has been difficult for him, since he is a player with high expectations. He wants to play in the best competitions with the best players. He is our most important player and there is no doubt about the impact he has on the team. We have to convince him that he stays with us. “ He acknowledges that at first he had doubts about the attacker, doubts that quickly dissipated: “Before taking office I had some doubts about him, but he showed me how committed he is.” Premier League* Data updated as of February 24, 2020 Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta spoke at a press conference about the situation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker scored two of the three goals that gave his team the victory against him Everton (3-2): “I am very happy with him. He is scoring important goals and, as captain, he is setting a great example for all other players with his way of working in defense.”
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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cansino turns disappointment into motivation en route to historic triple-double CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGrethcel Soltones reintroduced herself to the Philippine Superliga stage after lifting Smart past Sta. Lucia, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, at the start of the All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Soltones fired a game-high 17 points in only her first game back after a one-year hiatus.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “I’m very happy to be back after one year,” said Soltones, who was a member of the national team that saw action in the AVC Asian Women’s Cup early this month.“We’re very happy to play in a high-level tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe game also marked the return of Smart head coach Roger Gorayeb in the PSL after five years.“I’m happy with the win, we’ve prepared for this and I want all of my players to gain confidence as early as today,” Gorayeb said. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Giga Hitters scored five unanswered points to break a 19-19 deadlock before the Lady Realtors pulled within one, 24-23.Fortunately for Smart, Soltones was there for the game-clinching attack.Pam Lastimosa had eight points for Sta. Lucia, which played minus Chinchin Basas and Filipino-American star MJ Philips.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
Transparency & accountability…Ministries of Communities, Public Infrastructure among culpritsWhile examining the 2018 Budget estimates, the parliamentary Opposition had demanded information from the Government on several line items. As some of this information was not at hand, several Ministers promised to have it laid in the National Assembly at a later date.Fast forward to 2018 and while some Ministries have presented information to the National Assembly on their spending plans for the New Year, other Ministries were not so transparent. During the Party’s end-of-year press conference, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira identified the Ministries of Public Infrastructure and Communities as the delinquent parties.“We have only received some of the responses… but mostly from some of the questions we asked at the Ministry of the Presidency,” Teixeira told media operatives. “The ones on Infrastructure, we have not received them.”“And remember Local Government (Ministry of Communities) was the one where a lot of questions were raised and we also put blame to the Speaker that this is the most delinquent Ministry (pertaining to) laying over information. We still have not received anything from Local Government and Infrastructure.”Earlier in December, over $6.5 billion was approved for the Ministry of Communities in Budget 2018. Of this sum, $1 billion was allocated for subventions to Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and municipalities. However, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan was at the time unable to provide all requested information on the budgetary allocations, prompting his request for leave to present the information within 48 hours.Teixeira had immediately complained to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, about Bulkan’s track record of failing to present information. This had caused Bulkan to complain to the Speaker about attacks on his character, but Dr Scotland scolded the Minister about the need to present information requested to the House.In the case of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, commitments were also given by the senior Minister (David Patterson) to provide certain documents. The parliamentary Opposition had acquiesced to this request on the condition that the information would be presented by the following week.Guyana Times understands that additional information was provided by the Ministry of Social Cohesion and the Ministry of the Presidency. In the case of the Social Cohesion Ministry, it provided clarifications about financing for the International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD).The Ministry of the Presidency provided information on its contract employees. This, however, led to more questions than answers as these workers were shown to be earning huge sums for jobs, some of which required no tertiary qualifications.One such instance is whereby contracted cleaners account for a net salary of over $206,000 per month, inclusive of gratuity and vacation allowance. A Typist Clerk is paid over $170,000 per month, inclusive of these benefits as well, while a contracted driver makes a total of $219,000.In the case of Administrative Assistants, their net salary range is $492,000, while an Administrative Officer makes $551,000 and the Administrative Manager makes almost $1.5 million, inclusive of gratuity and vacation allowance.The two highest paid contracted staff within the Ministry are Senior Executive Director of the Public Service College, Retired Colonel Lawrence Paul ($1.9 million); and Director of Training, Calvin Benn ($1.8 million).
Introspect, a 7-year-old gelding trained by Billy Turner, won for the sixth time in 45starts. The time was 1:11.64 for the 6 furlongs on a fast track in a race for NewYork-breds. “He dug in the last part,” jockey Eddie Martin Jr. said. “He’s a tough horse.” Bedlam Bertie won the $125,000 Sensational Star Handicap for California-breds at Santa Anita in Arcadia, beating Areyoutalkintome by twolengths Sunday. David Flores, winning his ninth stakes race of the 40-day-old meet, sent the 4-year-old gelding to the lead soon after the start of the 6-furlong event on the hillside turf course. They were never seriously threatened, winning in 1:13. Bedlam Bertie paid $7, $3.80 and $3.20. Areyoutalkintome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, returned $4 and $3. Red Warrior paid $3.80 to show. Introspect wins at Aqueduct: Introspect held off Ferocious Won by a head to win the $72,425 Holly Hughes Handicap at Aqueduct in New York. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane may be rested for Tottenham’s Europa League match against Monaco on Thursday while Mousa Dembele is definitely out as he is sick.Dembele missed training on Wednesday after coming down with a stomach bug and key players like Kane could also sit out the clash given Spurs are already through to the knock-out stages.A draw against Monaco will ensure Pochettino’s side finish first in the group, which would also guarantee them a seeding going into the last 32.Kane, however, has played in all of Tottenham’s 21 fixtures so far this season and endured a hectic summer, after going to Australia on the club’s post-season tour and then playing for England’s under-21s.“Is it a chance to rest him? Maybe yes,” Pochettino said.“He is in the squad for tomorrow but it is true we need to assess him this afternoon and we have to decide the starting 11 for tomorrow.”Pochettino has resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes in the Europa League so far and suggested he will retain a number of core players again.“There may be one or two more changes but not much,” Pochettino said.“I think the squad we have is strong enough to compete in different competitions but maybe if you compare (the team) to the game against Qarabag there will be some changes, but not too much.”Pochettino added: “Always it is tough, it was a tough decision when we played against Qarabag and now it’s tough again.“Always we share the information with the sports science and medical department. We make the best decision for every game.“Tomorrow is a good opportunity to finish first and win the group – this is our objective.”Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli will both be in the squad after recovering from foot and ankle injuries respectively. Harry Kane
The Slovakian has made 18 appearances for his country Manchester United look set to miss out on Milan Skriniar this summer after Inter Milan rejected a £57million bid for the Slovakian, according to reports.The 23-year-old centre-back is deemed ‘non-transferable’ by the Serie A club, who are looking to retain the side that last season brought them back into the Champions League after six years away. 1 Skriniar played in all 38 league games last season and Gazzetta dello Sport report that Inter will not sell for any price this summer.United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a centre-back this summer but any move for Skriniar now appears dead after the £57m deal, which would have been the second-highest ever for a defender, was rejected.Mourinho bought Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in his first two summers at Old Trafford but neither made the position their own and combined for just 24 league starts last season.Long-serving English duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were preferred in the second half of 2017/18 but Smalling could now be on his way to West Ham.
The Health Information and Quality Authority has criticised standards at two State-run nursing homes in Co Donegal.Carndonagh Community Hospital and St Joseph’s community hospital in Stranorlar were both found to have significant shortcoming despite repeated inspections in recent years, the Irish Times reports.In a report on the Carndonagh facility, inspectors concluded that staff could not adequately assess and provide appropriate care to a constantly changing group of residents. There were no dedicated cleaning staff. Staff could vary between care, cleaning and catering duties.With care needs taking priority, inspectors found that hygiene standards were poor and significant risks arose where equipment such as commodes were heavily soiled.The report accuses the home of a “persistent failure” to ensure the right numbers and skill-mix to care for residents, as required by previous inspections.Inspectors also expressed dissatisfaction with the monitoring of unintentional weight loss of residents, the assessment and management of cases of diabetes and epilepsy and arrangements for the admission and discharge of residents. Other areas of concern were medication management and the standards of cleanliness and hygiene. “Inspectors found that residents who were losing weight were not monitored systematically and some had not been weighed for some time although weight loss had been recorded. The safe management of residents who had epilepsy was also a concern as medication identified as necessary to manage an emergency situation was not prescribed in one instance and was out of date in another.”This was the seventh inspection of the hospital, which accommodates 40 residents, including 11 with dementia. Previous inspections had revealed significant failures in relation to staffing shortfalls, an inadequate skill mix among staff and a failure to comply with training requirements.The report acknowledges that the hospital took some remedial action on foot of recommendations made at earlier inspections but said there was comprehensive response that ensured all regulatory failures outline were addressed. Inspectors warned of an “escalation” of regulatory activity as a result of the persistent failure to improve staffing levels.St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Co Donegal, was also criticised in a separate report from Hiqa.It reviews the actions taken to address regulatory failures identified in previous inspections; last August, inspectors identified 31 areas of non-compliance. These included poor management of a resident’s behaviour that did provide adequate protection for all residents, deficient risk management procedures, poor signage and standards of decoration and inadequate training for staff in elder abuse and moving and handling. Inspectors were particularly concerned about aspects of admission and discharge activity. The majority of residents were discharged home, but there were a significant number of discharges to other community hospitals and it was not evident why some residents had so many changes and were moved from the acute hospital to this community hospital and on to other community hospitals in the area.TWO DONEGAL NURSING HOMES CRITICISED IN REPORT was last modified: June 18th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Carndonagh Community HospitalHIQAST JOSEPHS
The California Cattlemen’s Association will celebrate their Centennial at next week’s convention. In honor of the event, a coffee table book with 106 ranch histories of CCA members has been published. I submitted the Willard – Barton Ranch history.The history of the Willard Ranches parallels that of the sheep and cattle development in the Sacramento Valley and summer grazing in Lassen County.Beginning over 143 years ago, the sheep and cattle have carried many different brands: WI, HW, V, Lazy …
22 October 2015 This year’s Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award has gone to Athol Williams for his poem Streetclass Diseases.Portrait of a Mother and Indiscretion by Sindiswa Busku-Mathese was awarded second place, with Baleka, What do you Know by Jim Pascual Agustin coming in third place.The winners were presented with their awards by the head judge and chairperson of the Jacana Literary Foundation, Mongane Wally Serote, and the EU ambassador designate, Marcus Cornaro, at a ceremony hosted by Poetry Africa on 17 October, in Durban.@Qhakaza Am feeling so much love from my @WordNSound family, thank you— Athol Williams (@athol_williams) October 17, 2015@nomadpoet Thank you SO MUCH Toni, I am overjoyed!!— Athol Williams (@athol_williams) October 17, 2015The awardThe award is handed out annually and is in its fifth year. It is named after South African journalist, linguist and writer Solomon (Sol) Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932) to recognise his life and vision as a social and political activist.Poems that made it on to the long list were published in an anthology. “Like Plaatje’s works did in his time, these poems reveal the political and social attitudes of our time,” reads the Jacana website.The works are written in numerous South African languages, including English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, Xitsonga and isiZulu.Watch this to find out more about Plaatje:Winner profileWilliams grew up in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, but has lived in Johannesburg, Boston and London. He holds five degrees from local and international universities such as Harvard, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently reading political philosophy at Oxford University in the UK.He said he loved to experiment and learn. “My poetry leads my pursuit of understanding just as imagination leads my efforts in social development,” Williams states on his website.“My work seeks to explore new structural processes and social institutions that may put humanity on a path to greater harmony and I delve deeply into the prospects of a new (or renewed) human consciousness that might make us all evolve to live larger, fuller lives.”He has published three collections of poems – Bumper Cars, Talking to a Tree and Heap of Stones – and two children’s books – Oaky, the Happy Tree and Oaky and the Sun.“I have a passion for reading and education personally, and I recognise the vital role education plays in the pursuit of freedom and human development, hence my involvement in social change through education,” he said. “I co-founded Read to Rise, an NGO that promotes youth literacy.”Watch this to learn more about Read to Rise:The organisation offers children suitable reading material fitting for their age groups, in an attempt to instil a love of reading early on in life.SouthAfrica.info reporter