Police investigate homophobic leaflet at West Ham

first_imgThe London Stadium fixture was marred by clashes between supporters in the closing stages, with the police making seven arrests as a result.However, a flyer aiming to incite homophobic chanting at Chelsea captain John Terry, which spread widely on social media, will also form part of an investigation into the scenes.A Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police are aware of a leaflet handed out before the match containing homophobic contents. This will form part of the post-match investigation.”West Ham “unreservedly” condemned the actions of sections of supporters swiftly after the game.A club spokesperson said: “West Ham United are completely and utterly committed to tackling all forms of discrimination in football.”Working with the Metropolitan Police Service, the club will be investigating the alleged distribution of these flyers, and will take the strongest possible action against those responsible.”Slaven Bilic’s side won 2-1 to progess to the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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Obama honors NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers

first_imgAs fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Obama said the Cavs also exemplified a growing generation of athletes who are using their platforms to speak out. He noted, as examples, that Kevin Love has worked to combat sexual assault and James has worked to reduce gun violence.He said the team met earlier Thursday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to discuss steps the Cavs are taking to help build better relations between law enforcement and the Cleveland community.“It is part of a league-wide effort to build stronger communities all across the country, including holding open conversations so we can begin to bridge divides,” Obama said.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship against a Warriors team that set an NBA record for wins during the regular season.“The first team in history to dig themselves out of a hole like that,” Obama said. “The comeback was remarkable, and you learn about people when they’re down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThat comment came shortly after Obama met with Donald Trump, who won the White House race to succeed him after a campaign in which the president declared the businessman unfit.Obama singled out several players for praise, but particularly focused on LeBron James, who won the Most Valuable Player award during the championship series. Obama called James one of the greatest players of all time and said it’s not just power and speed that make James great, but his unselfishness and work ethic. “You saw it in those last three games,” the president said. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden poses for a group photograph with Cleveland Cavaliers team members as the president honored the 2016 NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON — You learn a lot about people when they’re down, President Barack Obama declared Thursday, and he wasn’t talking about an election. Obama saluted the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from behind to defeat the Golden State Warriors and end a Cleveland pro sports title drought stretching back to 1964.Obama honored the Cavs on the South Lawn of the White House, squeezing in another sports champion before he leaves office. He opened with: “That’s right. I said world champion and Cleveland in the same sentence.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Back on track We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View commentslast_img read more

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Indonesian president signs 3-year freeze on new oil palm licenses

first_imgEnvironment, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Forestry, Forests, Governance, Land Use Change, Palm Oil, Plantations, Rainforests, Transparency, Tropical Forests Article published by mongabayauthor The moratorium has been in the works for a long time. President Jokowi first announced it more than two years ago, in the wake of the 2015 Southeast Asian haze crisis.The moratorium will remain in place for three years. Environmentalists had called for there to be no limit on its duration.The policy also mandates as sweeping review of oil palm licenses across the country. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a moratorium on new licenses for oil palm plantations.The presidential instruction, signed on Sept. 19, will remain in place for no more than three years, according to the policy document, seen by Mongabay.Environmentalists previously called on Jokowi to impose no limit on the duration of the moratorium, arguing it should remain in place until it achieves its goals.The policy appears to constitute a freeze on the entire licensing process for oil palm plantations in Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil, a ubiquitous commodity found in everything from chocolate to laundry detergent.It explicitly applies not just to new requests for licenses but also to projects that have obtained some but not all of the permits needed to begin operating.The signing of the policy comes more than two years after President Jokowi, as he is popularly known, declared he would impose it.Jokowi made the announcement in the wake of the 2015 fire and haze crisis, in which vast stretches of swampy peatland that had been drained and dried by the plantation sector burned for months, blanketing Indonesia and its neighbors in choking haze.A peatland planted with oil palm burns in 2015, on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra. Image by Rhett A Butler/Mongabay.In the past two years, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry has released several tracts of land from the country’s “forest zone” to oil palm companies. Most recently, dozens of square kilometers were handed to PT Sawit Makmur Abadi, a plantation company operating in the Nabire district of Papua province that has been linked to current and former senior police officials.At the same time, the land released for oil palm under the current administration pales in comparison to the enormous area that was rezoned during the tenure of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who served from 2004-2014.The policy constitutes not just a freeze on new licenses, but an order for the relevant central government ministries and regional governments to conduct a massive review of oil palm licensing data.The review is to be presided over by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, which is supposed to report to the president every six months on the progress of the initiative.The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the country’s largest environmental NGO, welcomed the issuance of the moratorium but suggested the president should have signed it much earlier.Ideally, Walhi said in a statement, the moratorium would stay in place for 25 years, because “environmental recovery takes a long time.”A baby orangutan in Sumatra. The apes’ forest habitat is shrinking as oil palm and other industries expand. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.Indonesia has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates, in large part due to uncontrolled expansion by the plantation industry. This has made the country of 250 million people a top greenhouse gas emitter.Corruption in the issuance of licenses for plantations is rife. Mines too; Indonesia is a top coal producer. When the president announced the moratorium on new oil palm licenses two years ago, he also said he would impose a moratorium on new coal mines, but this has yet to be implemented.Christian Purba, chairman of the executive board of Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), an NGO, called the issuance of the moratorium a “good step,” although he thought it was lacking in some respects.One of these is law enforcement, he said. The policy makes no mention of Indonesia’s anti-graft agency or the police.“However, the moratorium as a presidential instruction will serve as a legal basis for rejecting any applications for new licenses from palm oil companies,” he told Mongabay.Christian called for data gathered under the permit review to be made available for public review. FWI is currently fighting the agrarian ministry over a Supreme Court order for it to release right-to-cultivate permits for plantation and farming businesses, known as HGUs, something the ministry has refused to do.A PDF of the order enshrining the moratorium can be downloaded here.Banner: A Bornean orangutan. The critically endangered species is being driven to extinction as the forests of Borneo are cleared by humans. FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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Throwing mud…

first_img…but exposing the real PNCThe reason Aubrey Norton’s been hiding from the public gaze the past few years could be he’s suffering from vertigo. You know…a feeling that you’re falling down so you need to be supported all the time. This thought came to your Eyewitness when he viewed a tape of a “PNC press conference” with Norton flanked by two persons on either side, who were COMPLETELY mute for the duration of the presser.Now it could be the persons were there as props to signal that the PNC was “multiracial”, since one was some nondescript Indian-Guyanese fella and the other was the Amerindian Junior Minister, Dawn Hastings. But your Eyewitness hopes young Guyanese – and both flanking mutes were young – aren’t succumbing to the old PNC practice of using ethnic tokens. They should know history has confirmed that, like its generic category, political tokens have no value in themselves. They’re simply TOKENS!!But an interesting question is, why did the PNC do a Lazarus on Norton to resurrect him from the political graveyard he’d been buried in since the PNC-led Government took office in 2015?? And the answer is that Granger, like Desmond Hoyte before him, wanted to change the thug image of the PNC it had earned from the 1960s on the tracks of folks like Hamilton Green and Robert Corbin et al. He figured the PNC needed a “kinder, gentler” image to sidle into office without the Burnhamite riggings.And Norton certainly didn’t fit this image!! He’d been summarily dismissed from his post as General Secretary of the PNC by party leader Desmond Hoyte after one year for his rambunctious behaviour. Hoyte called Norton his “creature” to remind him he should know his “place”. He was brought back by Corbin who succeeded Hoyte as PNC leader during the “mo fyaah; slow fyaah” days. But ran afoul of Corbin when he was ousted as Chairman of the Georgetown District in favour of Volda Lawrence, a Corbin protégé. Similarly, he teed off Granger when he claimed the latter beat him from the leadership position because of “rigging”.But like Freddy Krueger, Norton’s back!! The big question is “Why?” From his pugnacious and aggressive behaviour and vocabulary at the presser, it’s clear it’s because the PNC hardliners have been shaken by the results of the no-confidence vote and are falling back on what’s worked for them since the 60s – thuggery, brute force and ignorance!! They reject the line taken by Nagamootoo, Lawrence and Granger – and have picked Norton as their attack dog!And attack he did – with wild and inflammatory allegations of Jagdeo’s “bribing” Charrandas Persaud and being “oil money obsessed”!Norton has exposed the real (thuggish) PNC!!… to hide PNC’s desperationFor the PNC to reveal it’s true face so openly means they’re scared sh*itless at losing office through the No-confidence Motion – which has now been recorded as a binding RESOLUTION by the parliamentary Clerk. And the rabid rantings about Jagdeo being “oil money obsessed” tells you why: with political power, they can suck up the oil money!! Burnham openly acknowledged he followed Nkrumah’s dictum: “Seek ye first the political kingdom and all things shall be added unto you.” Especially money!!On the matter of “political bribery”. As an old head in the PNC, Norton would know that in preparing to seize power in 1968 through electoral rigging, Burnham had bribed Sheik Mohamed Saffee and Zaheeruddeen from the PPP and Randolph Cheeks from the UF to cross the floor in 1967. When bribery didn’t work, there was always violence, like when they dangled trade unionist Gordon Todd over the Atlantic from a helicopter.As for the “criminalised state” they’re trying to tag on Jagdeo, just read the Rodney CoI Report!!…with fake newsNorton couldn’t provide a shred of evidence of Persaud being bribed by the PPP when pressed by reporters, so of course, had to keep backing up to admit it was “he seh; dem seh”!!PNC fake news!!last_img read more

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Ivorian golden generation down and out

first_imgThe Elephants had come to the 2012 edition with high hopes of atoning for further failures in 2008 and 2010.But they now head home trophyless, despite having had an opportunity to claim the title in regulation time only for captain Didier Drogba to send a second half penalty high over the bar.Zahoui said: “The disappointment is enormous annd it’s sadness which is the overwhelming sensation.“We are very upset tonight. I was anticipating a difficult game, I knew it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park.“We didn’t start well but we had occasions like the penalty to kill off the game.“Then Zambia began to believe. That’s football.”Zambia were driven by their desire to honour the national team wiped out in a 1993 plane crash off the Libreville coast, but Zahoui insisted his side too were hungry to win the title for only the second time after 1992.“The Zambians had a history but we also wanted to win this Cup.“We wanted to claim the title because of the difficult situation in the Ivory Coast.”Asked if this was the end of Didier Drogba’s so-called ‘golden generation’ Zahoui said: “Off the cuff we can’t make a decision like that. The players produced a lot of effort, they gave their all.“This generation went close in 2006.“We’ll have to reflect on what’s happened. We’re going to return to Abidjan and reflect on things.“We have to bring in fresh blood but we’ll see about all that with the Federation and take the right decision.”He insisted there were positives to take home from this Nations Cup, despite Sunday’s defeat.“When you produce a competition like we did without conceding one goal (in regulation time) and score nine goals it’s hard to accept because we had one hand on the Cup.“There’s a lot of satisfaction as well for us, the players displayed maturity.”Chelsea star Salomon Kalou reckoned the Elephants lacked experience in certain areas.He added: “We created chances but luck wasn’t on our side. But that said, not to concede a goal in the whole competition is some feat.“The penalty shoot-out is a lottery.“As for the veterans we’ll have to see if they want to continue, it’s a personal choice.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LIBREVILLE, Gabon, February 13 – Ivory Coast, who yet again failed to fulfil their favourite’s tag at the Africa Cup of Nations, head back to Abidjan laden down with disappointment, coach Francois Zahoui said.The top team on the continent were defeated by Zambia 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s final to revive memories of their 2006 penalty shoot-out defeat to Egypt in Cairo.last_img read more

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Notable quotes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Quotes from around the country on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks: “Five years have come, and five years have gone, and still we stand together as one. We come back to this place to remember the heartbreaking anniversary — and each person who died here — those known and unknown to us, whose absence is always with us.” — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We’ve come back to remember the valor of those we’ve lost, those who innocently went to work that day and the brave souls who went in after them.” — Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. “Thank God we’re safe. What I anticipated on Sept. 11 was that we would be attacked many times between then and now, and we haven’t been.” — Giuliani. “The pain just doesn’t go away.” — Dawn Donovan, 45, of Rutherford, N.J., gazing across the Hudson River from Jersey City toward ground zero, where friends of hers died. “We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history’s latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power.” — Vice President Dick Cheney, at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon. “It’s very hard. Our family has just been ripped apart. I still hold a lot of anger, and that’s not only at the terrorists. I stayed mad at God for quite some time, even at Al (her husband), I stayed mad at him. I was supposed to have the rest of my life with him. We were together nine years. That is not forever.” — Rebecca Marchand, of Alamogordo, N.M., whose husband was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175. “Baby, I love you. Save a spot for me.” — Richard Pecorella, a speaker at the reading of the names at ground zero, who lost his fiancee, Karen S. Juday, in the trade center attack. “There is indeed evil in the world, and we saw its awful face on that horrible day. It is also a day to recognize that very often when the worst in human nature and human behavior exhibits itself, so does the best.” — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “This is where she left us, so we come here to remember her and keep her alive.” — Sherrie Williams, mother of Candace Lee Williams, killed at age 20 on American Airlines Flight 11, speaking at ground zero. “No matter what ethnic or religious background we may be, remembering and reflecting what happened five years ago brings us together as a nation, city and family.” — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, asking that city’s houses of worship stay open all day Monday for people to reflect and remember. “We stand here today with pride because of heroism.” — Hamilton Peterson, whose father and stepmother died aboard hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, where passengers are believed to have stormed the cockpit before it crashed near Shanksville, Pa.last_img read more

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Man United vs Liverpool: Predicted teams and news ahead of huge clash

first_img LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Manchester UnitedSolskjaer is hopeful that Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will return for the derby after the pair picked up injuries against Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League last week.David De Gea will be reinstated in goal for the match after Sergio Romero’s appearance in the FA Cup victory against Chelsea on Monday.Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata, who both started against the Blues, are both available for the match but will likely only make the substitutes bench.United’s midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Hererra will comprise the midfield – with Herrera impressive against Chelsea and Pogba enjoying the form of his career under his new Norwegian boss.Predicted line-up: Sunday’s derby between Manchester United and Liverpool is live on talkSPORT and is a monumental occasion in the race for the title.Jurgen Klopp’s side are hoping for a victory to regain top spot in the Premier League and pile the pressure back on their title competitors Manchester City. REVEALED The big one on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 3 While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer high-flying Red Devils will aim to get one-up over their bitter adversary to continue their superb surge for Champions League qualification. But who will start the match?talkSPORT.com has given their verdict on who makes the XI for both sides, along with all the team news ahead of the clash. deals tense center_img REVEALED gameday cracker Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Georginio Wijnaldum, who has been crucial in the Reds’ stellar campaign so far this term, will take up the more advanced central role along with skipper Jordan Henderson – meaning James Milner will miss out on the starting XI.Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will complete the line-up for Klopp’s men.Predicted line-up: REAL DEAL LiverpoolVirgil Van Dijk is set to return to the starting XI after he missed out on the Reds’ Champions League draw against Bayern Munich – and will likely be paired with Joel Matip at the heart of defence.This means that Fabinho, who filled in for the Dutchman for the midweek clash, will likely move back into the midfield in front of the back line. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Manchester United v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT at 14:05 on Sunday, February 24. 3 Sunday’s derby is important for both sides Is this the team Klopp will field at Old Trafford? Manchester United vs Liverpool kicks-off on Sunday at 2.05pm.Full commentary from the Premier League showdown will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage getting underway at 1pm.last_img read more

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FPL tips: Transfer advice, including Chelsea and Man United stars, plus bargains

first_img no dice 11 Getty Images We could tell you to snap up Trent Alexander-Arnold or Virgil van Dijk but what’s the point? Instead, Schar could be a fine cheap alternative. He’s contributed goals this season and has just Arsenal and Liverpool out of the top six left to face. BEST OF LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES 11 REVEALED Kieran Trippier is having a season to forget despite being held by a number of Fantasy Premier League managers Just two days have past since the last round of Fantasy Premier League but the football never stops.We’ve got a huge weekend of action ahead of us, including a north London derby on Saturday afternoon which could have big ramifications. As early, we’re taking a pick of a slightly under the radar possibility rather than go for an obvious candidate. At this time of the season you need to have some diverse choices to get ahead of the pack and the cheap Hammers star could do well with a good run of games. huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Out: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £5.9m Out: Richarlison (Everton) – £6.5m Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ In: Pedro (Chelsea) – £6.3m MONEY 11 11 REPLY The Belgian midfielder has his first assist since joining the club and is owned by just 0.2 per cent of managers. With the Foxes’ favourable fixtures he could really be a bargain in the final games of the season. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card We all know the Frenchman is in fine form but it’s also worth noting he already has two double Gameweeks penned in and only three of the top six left to play, including Arsenal next week. shining 11 Out: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) – £6.1m 11 Still out injured, he’s someone you should be easily able to rotate out of your team for one week if you still have him ahead of scheduled return, but keep an eye on injury updates. center_img Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt wish he could make a transfer or two right now – but you can.You’ll need to make the right moves in the market with just one, or possibly two, free transfers at your disposal.So here at talkSPORT.com we’ve picked out the players you should be looking at, featuring some fresh faces as well as trusty old favourites. Out: Roberto Pereyra (Watford) – £6.1m Two games without any goal contributions and a poor showing against Chelsea, the South Korea looked tired and may be someone who gets a rest against Arsenal. On his day he’s a threat but Spurs are looking a shadow of themselves right now making Son a risk, especially with a match against Liverpool after their clash with Southampton. In: Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) – £6.0m Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 11 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury In: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8.9m ADVICE After another disasterclass at right-back, Spurs fans are the only ones wanting England’s summertime hero out of their team. FPL managers are also, unsurprisingly, losing faith. You can do so much better for the money. Getty Images 11 11 11 REVEALED 11 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions In: Issa Diop (West Ham United) – £4.3m getty Having looked inspired against Tottenham, the Spaniard could really hit form in the coming weeks – and with just Liverpool and Manchester United of the top six left to play and a double gameweek. Toffees fans seem to be turning on the summer signing and with tricky fixtures coming up it’s highly unlikely he’s going to be a productive FPL player right now. In Everton’s last ten games they will face five of the top six. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The Argentine hasn’t done anything of note since scoring against Chelsea way back in Gameweek 19. If you haven’t ditched him, do so now. Out: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) – £8.9m RANKED In: Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) – £4.7mlast_img read more

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Auburndale boys basketball uses huge second half to run past Wausau Newman

first_imgCaleb Weinfurter scores 31 points for ApachesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Auburndale used a 46-point second-half explosion to rout Wausau Newman Catholic 80-52 in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Friday night at Auburndale High School.The Apaches improve to 10-7 overall and 6-4 in the Marawood South. Newman is now 5-12 and 2-7 in the conference.Caleb Weinfurter hit seven 3-pointers, was 8-for-8 at the free throw line, and scored 31 points to lead the charge for Auburndale. Collin Hawkins added 20 points and 11 rebounds in the victory.Auburndale led 34-24 at halftime before the big second half run pushed them to the 28-point win.Auburndale hosts Northland Lutheran on Monday. The game is a make-up from one that was postponed Feb. 7.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 80, Cardinals 52Newman Catholic 24 28 – 52Auburndale 34 46 – 80NEWMAN CATHOLIC (52): Statistics not provided. Record: 5-12, 2-7 Marawood Conference South Division.AUBURNDALE (80): Cooper Weinfurter 0-2 1-2 1, Luke Olsen 4-10 2-2 10, Cason Schmutzer 0-2 0-0 0, Caleb Weinfurter 8-17 8-8 31, Collin Hawkins 8-10 4-7 20, Colten Yeske 2-2 0-0 4, Cameron Ertl 1-5 0-0 2, Cale Jacoby 3-3 0-0 6, Colton Wright 2-7 2-2 6. FG: 28-58. FT: 17-21. 3-pointers: 7-24 (Ca. Weinfurter 7-14, Schmutzer 0-1, Co. Weinfurter 0-1, Olsen 0-4, Wright 0-4). Rebounds: 33 (Hawkins 11). Assists: 16 (Wright 4). Record: 10-7, 6-4 Marawood Conference South Division.last_img read more

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Remove the Barriers to Raise the Bar

first_imgThere are many things that great leaders can do to create opportunities for employees to perform at their highest possible level.  Aside from developing and sustaining strong personal relationships built on a foundation of trust, feedback and coaching, leaders have the power to implement workplace initiatives such as flexibility, inclusion and a culture of candid communication.  We all want to have a ‘great place to work’ so we tinker and adjust and align our ways of operating and our workplace values with our goals and strategy.  We speak of empowering our employees so that they can have control over their work.  It’s practically a slogan for the modern-day leader to state “I like to hire great people and then set them free to do great work.” And we mean it; I truly believe we mean it.  But I don’t think we spend enough time acknowledging the barriers we have in place that hinder true employee empowerment.  Those pesky organizational/cultural roadblocks we place in the path of those great people we’ve hired – barriers which slow them down or derail them completely from doing that great work. So what do these barriers look like?  And how can we tell if we’ve got them in our organizations? Barrier #1 – It’s important to define the most effective ways for employees to talk, listen and interact with each other.  In our fast paced go-go culture we may need to step back and think about some basics – do we share common definitions and understandings?  Are we using the appropriate technology tools to communicate with each other?   Are we ensuring that the right people are getting the right information at the right time?  If not, we may have a Barrier to Communication. Barrier #2 – While we may talk about innovation and change and the need to compete in the global economy, when we fall back on the tired old mantra of “it’s fine to do it that way; it’s worked for us for years” then we know we’ve got a Barrier to Change. Legacy processes, sacred cows (“we can’t cut the KamaKama product line!  That’s the one the President started!” ) or just plain comfort, all contribute to building this roadblock. Barrier #3 – Hierarchal org charts, physical environment and turf wars lead to the erection of virtual silos which in turn minimizes the opportunities for true collaboration.  Add in power struggles as employees jockey for favor and recognition and a challenging situation becomes even more difficult.  Are our employees involved in discussions and planning around process improvement activities?  Do they have the ability and freedom to walk across the hall or pick up the telephone and call a peer in another department to discuss, brainstorm and make an impact on their own job? If not, we may be running into a Barrier to Collaboration. Leaders have the opportunity to impact results by supporting employees in their jobs. And removing obstacles that get in the way of success, achievements and performance is an absolute necessity.last_img read more

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