Spurs star Son’s agent eyes transfer to Italy and says he has ‘talked to Napoli’

first_imgTOTTENHAM favourite Son Heung-min could move to Italy, according to his agent.The representative of the Korean star, 27, has spoken to Napoli previously, and he indicated the player would like to play in Serie A at some point in his career.2 Son Heung-min could be ready for a switch to an Italian club, says his agentCredit: PA:Empics SportLosing Son would be a hammer blow to Spurs, who could lose up to SIX stars at the end of this season.Speaking to Italian station Radio Marte, Son’s agent Thies Bliemeister revealed the player’s love for Italy which could see him move to Serie A when his Tottenham contract ends – or sooner.Son was a revelation last season after returning from the Asia Cup, scoring 21 goals for club and country – having wanted to quit four years ago.Recruited from German side Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for £22million, the Korean is now one of Tottenham’s most important players.He has bagged 70 goals in just over four seasons at the club.Website Goal reported Bliemeister’s conversation with Radio Marte.He said: “I’ve never brought a player to Napoli, but I’d like to because [Diego] Maradona, my favourite player, played for them.”I’ve talked to Napoli in the past, with executives who are no longer at the club.”I’ll take advantage of this double-header with Salzburg to talk to them.”As for Son at Napoli, why not? You can never say never in football.”Son likes Italy, the food and Italian people. It’s not easy to take him from Tottenham because he costs a lot but, one day, who knows?”2Of course, many will see the agent’s words as a cynical ploy to get a bumper new deal out of Tottenham, with the club in dire straits this term and manager Mauricio Pochettino under huge pressure.Spurs are set to lose Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela – all out of contract – in the summer.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneDanny Rose and Serge Aurier are also thought to want to leave the club.But midfielder Moussa Sissoko has just signed a new long-term deal.Latest Tottenham newsKETTY CATTiger King’s Joe Exotic ‘injected workers with tranquilisers meant for big cats’tearful victoryEamonn Holmes shares pride in wife Ruth Langsford after £33k charity TV winSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantine’IT’S AMAZING’My eggs have helped 3 women become mums — I’d love to meet the kids one day’HIPPY AT HEART’Breakfast radio host Lisa Snowdon reveals what gets HER up in the morningSon signed a five-year deal at Spurs in July 2018.He is believed to earn around £110,000-a-week.This Saturday’s Premier league sees Brighton take on Tottenham and West Ham v Crystal Palacelast_img read more

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Ebola Fear Closes UNMIL Facilities in Nimba ‘Indefinitely’

first_imgThe reports of the presence of the Ebola virus in Nimba County has led to the indefinite closure of many UNMIL Civilian – Military activities (CIMIL) in Nimba.One of the affected projects is  the Bangladesh Liberia Friendship Center/BLFC, which is involved in building the capacity of citizens, especially young people in computer science, first aid health care, tailoring, generator repairs and maintenance, among others.For several months since the news of Ebola began spreading across Liberia, many UNMIL related projects, including BLFC, community medical outreach and road rehabilitation works had scaled down in the county.The UNMIL Engineering Battalion that is currently managing center (BANENRG 21), when contacted, said through its communication officer, Capt. Efat, that the closure of BLFC was due to the threat from the Ebola.She said, their contingent had been warned by the UNMIL Headquarters to keep away from civilians so as avoid being in contact with the virus.Even though she disclosed that the contingent is anticipating finding a reason to open the center, yet the center remains  closed from all activities, including the internet services it had been providing to the community.The Bangladesh – Liberia Friendship Center was established in 2007 by the UNMIL Bangladeshi Contingent known as Banbatt 10.It had trained over 3000 Nimbaians in various disciplines, including computer skill, health care, tailoring, generator repairs and many more.The center was the first area in Ganta to provide internet services to the community at the time internet was very expensive and unavailable.However, the chairman of BLFC, Mr. James Saye Kadarmie, has confirmed the closure, but said the management is working on  modalities with UNMIL to reopen the center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bourda Market vendors decry unsanitary conditions

first_imgIn light of the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC) many announcements that they are working towards a “clean and green Georgetown,” Bourda Market vendors are bemoaning the unsanitary conditions at the facility.According to the vendors on Friday, the Market has become infested with roaches and rodents as a result of the overflowing garbageOne of the bins that blocks the market’s entrance on a daily basisThe unsanitary conditions of the drains in the marketreceptacles, which are sometimes left for prolonged periods before they are emptied.“The bins would park up here all week. For weeks nobody would empty it. It got garbage inside and everything rotten and smelling and it still there. The rats and cockroach does tek over,” one vendor explained to Guyana Times.Complaints also arose of persons utilising the drains inside of the market as lavatories.Other vendors highlighted that when they complain to the Market Office, or the City Constabulary Officers, they would either be shunned or verbally abused.The vendors indicated that on numerous occasions they would attempt to approach Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green, on the issue but are usually told that she is unavailable.“Nuff time we try fuh go see the Mayor but the people there always saying she not around,” a vendor said.While this publication was interviewing the vendors, many customers also joined in with their complaints that the main passageways of the market are blocked by large garbage bins that are almost always filled and pungent.“Look, I does gat to come in this market every other day fuh buy my stuff for my shop, and every day I come, this big garbage bin here. Smelling stink stink, I don’t know if is pee water or what they throw it in. Every day. It bothering everybody. Muchless them vendors that got to stay next to it,” one woman, ‘Indrawattie’, said.The vendors expressed hope that the relevant authorities would look into the matter since the unsanitary conditions pose as a major health hazard to those who are forced to endure it every day as they ply their trade to earn a daily income. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE, RUSHE FITNESS: Weight loss isn’t always easy.The premise of it is easy. Create a calorie deficit and you will lose weight. The execution of this however, doesn’t always go according to plan.There are people who try time and time again to lose weight but, somehow, always seem to fall short of their goal. Sometimes the reason we are not losing the weight we would like, is because we have to adjust things in a way that doesn’t sit well with us.You may have to adjust your diet in a way you didn’t expect. You may have to train in a way you didn’t expect.You may have to give up things you like in order to get to where you would like to be.All of these things can have an effect on whether you reach your weight loss goals or not.There are times where we might need a mirror held up in front of us, so we can finally see the things that are keeping us from reaching our goals. The majority of the time the main thing stopping us, is us.We are unwilling to make the changes we need to make in order to get to where we want to be.Below I am going to list the top 5 reasons for failure to achieve weight loss that I have come across.1) You are unwilling to actually start your diet.This might seem like a silly statement, but one of the biggest obstacles that people face when starting out with weight loss, is actually starting.They are willing to train.They are willing to take supplements.They are willing to do endless burpees.Yet when you ask them how their diet is going, they suddenly become quiet. Starting your diet is the first hurdle you will meet when you start out with weight loss.You can’t keep eating the same foods that caused your weight gain and expect different results.2) You think that training alone will get you where you need to be.Training is a great way to burn calories.Whether it is weight training, cardio or a mixture of both, they all help to burn calories. However, training alone, sometimes isn’t enough to create a large enough calorie deficit in order for you to lose weight.It is very easy to take in more calories than you expend.For some, they think that adding in more and more training will be the answer.When you are in the right calorie deficit, you don’t need excessive amounts of training.Excessive amounts of training won’t always help you to lose weight.3) You eat ‘healthy’, but don’t count the snacks.To start with, “eating healthy” is a redundant statement when it comes to weight loss.You are either eating for weight loss or you are not.You can eat healthy all you want, but if you are not in a deficit, you will not lose weight.We also have to take into account the snacks that you don’t register as food.A biscuit here or there.Finishing your kids chips before scraping the left overs into the bin.The cakes, buns, sweets that are laying around work, that you don’t want, but can’t help indulging in every time you pass by.These items are very calorie dense, they have a lot of calories for a small portion of food.Even though you eat healthy at your main meals, you are not taking into account all the small things that add up and can send you over your daily calorie amount.4) You drink too much alcohol.This is a simple one.If you drink multiple times per week, you are more likely to be overweight.You have the alcohol calories, fluid retention, decrease fat burning due to the body having to excrete the alcohol.All these things will cause you to gain weight.‘But I only have one glass of wine’Seriously?Let’s be realistic here.Who only has one glass of wine?You at least have 2 glasses and they are not the usual measure of wine, it is more than half of a large glass each time and almost a bottle by the time you are finished.If you are doing this multiple times per week, (does Thursday to Sunday sound familiar?) , you are more likely to be overweight.5) Your weekends are a disaster.The last scenario is people who do well when they are in a routine. They plan and prepare their food all week; at work, at home, after training.Once they hit the weekend however, everything changes.They are out of routine and snack on things they usually don’t snack on.They eat out more.They eat processed foods more.They drink more alcohol.They drink high calorie flavoured coffees.It is extremely easy to mess up 5 days of good work through training and good nutrition in a single weekend.What’s worse is you can go so far over on your calories that it will carry over into a day or 2 of the following week.Do these things every weekend and over the course of a year you can see the pounds creeping on.If you recognise one or more of these things and realise that they might be your downfall, maybe it’s time to change things up a bit.It’s never nice to have our faults held up in front of us.But sometimes it’s exactly what we need for us to realise that, this is what the problem is and to motivate us to finally change.#TrainSmartIf you would like any more information on this or any other subject be sure to follow me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/Rushe-Fitness-120518884715118/EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT was last modified: May 20th, 2016 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitness columnreasons for not losing weightweight losslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgWeekly NotesStrength and conditioning training for seniors and reserves continues Monday 10th December in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny (above the Glencar Inn) at 8:10 pm. Bring €5 for the session. A second session is arranged for Fridays at 7:10 pm. Players unable to attend these sessions can contact Nigel Drein at 0879963406 to organise a suitable alternate timeYou can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow. Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: The closest match was four numbers and the winner was Anthony Grant who won €75. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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BOUND FOR BIRMINGHAM: DONEGAL’S FINEST YOUNG ATHLETES ON ROAD TO GLORY

first_imgDonegal Under 13 Boys Team including Team Managers Brendan O’Donnell and Anthony Ward, which will represent Ulster at the UK Sportshall Finals in Birmingham this SundayA squad of 31 young Donegal athletes will travel to Birmingham early this morning (Friday) to take part in the UK Sportshall Finals, the pinnacle of Sportshall athletics across the UK and Ireland.Just a few short weeks ago, three out of four Donegal teams claimed top spot at the Ulster Sportshall Finals in Magherafelt which qualified them to represent Ulster in Birmingham on Sunday.Such was the quality of these young athletes, that the three teams defeated their rivals from across the province by sizeable margins when the final points were tallied. At the UK Finals on Sunday, the standard will be an altogether different proposition.However, as in previous years, the privilege and honour of donning the county colours will inspire and drive these young athletes to show they are equal to if not better than their British counterparts.Youngsters accustomed to the rocks, hills and glens of South West Donegal or the harsh Atlantic waves around the Rosses will be more than a match for athletes from the leafy shires of England, Cheshire, Hertfordshire, Derbyshire, etc.With athletes from Sliabh Liag, Finn Valley, Letterkenny, Lifford, Inishowen and the Rosses all taking part, there is a wide representation from across all parts of the county. At a squad session in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening, the young athletes, representing Under 13 Girls and Boys and Under 15 Girls teams met in Letterkenny to put the finishing touches to their preparations.Making his first public athletics appearance in nearly six months, Sportshall stalwart, Neil Cullen received a warm welcome from both athletes and parents, many of these athletes having been to Birmingham with Neil previously.Unfortunately due to illness, this will be Neil’s first year not making it to Birmingham, having started the journey for Donegal teams nearly twenty years ago. Indeed, Neil pointed out that there hasn’t been a year that Donegal has not been represented in Birmingham, a tradition proudly carried on by these young athletes in 2013 and an impressive three teams at that.Neil also highlighted athletes such as Britain’s Mark Lewis Francis and Jessica Ennis who started their path to Olympic glory in their youth at Birmingham, as well as many young Donegal athletes who went on to outstanding athletics careers.County Board Chairman Neil Martin also addressed the athletes and spoke of their outstanding ability at being selected for Donegal. Neil highlighted the many opportunities such as Sportshall, Youth Olympics, etc that are now offered to young athletes, whereas in his own time running, he recalled the muddy fields that were the best on offer. Neil also spoke of the honour and privilege that the athletes should enjoy at representing not just Donegal and Ulster, but also their clubs, schools and parishes.The 31 athletes will be accompanied on the trip by Under 13 girls team managers Sharon Bradley and Tanya Byrne, Under 13 boys by Anthony Ward and Brendan O’Donnell, and the Under 15 girls by Louise Gillespie.The teams travel out on Friday accompanied by the County Derry Under 15 boys team, will compete at the impressive Birmingham NEC Arena on Sunday and return to Donegal on Monday. While giving their very best is not in doubt, who knows, Donegal athletes and teams may bring home more than a few treasured memories come Monday.U13 Girls TeamDonegal Under 13 Girls Team including Team Managers Tanya Byrne and Sharon Bradley, which will represent Ulster at the UK Sportshall Finals in Birmingham this SundayU15 Girls TeamDonegal Under 15 Girls Team including Team Manager Louise Gillespie, which will represent Ulster at the UK Sportshall FinalsBOUND FOR BIRMINGHAM: DONEGAL’S FINEST YOUNG ATHLETES ON ROAD TO GLORY was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BOUND FOR BIRMINGHAM: DONEGAL’S FINEST YOUNG ATHLETES ON ROAD TO GLORYlast_img read more

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DD Property: Check out the very contemporary Ballylennon

first_imgIf contemporary is what you are after then Ballylennon in St Johnston is worth checking out.This four bedroom property is on the market at €275,000. A contemporary and individual family home located in the quiet and tranquil location, this property was designed to enjoy its natural surroundings of green rolling countryside by way of its multiple large and bright modern windows placed throughout.This dramatic residence extends to 2,700 sq. ft. with four generous double bedrooms, and also benefits from three living areas two of which branch of the open plan kitchen area.Access to the property is by way of a private driveway which is in need of completion, with the gardens also requiring landscaping. A large three car two storey garage is also in place to the front aspect nestled into the roadside as to not obstruct any views from the property.This generous family home has multiple unique features throughout including: solar panelling, beam hoover system, alarm system, a dual fuel heating system, natural limestone tiles throughout, Spanish natural slates to roofing, Scandinavian timber framed windows with argan gas double glazing.Properties of such a unique character rarely surface on the market in Donegal, therefore we recommend an early appointment for viewing. Features:Beautiful countryside views, set in a tranquil area.Exceptional use of natural lighting throughout.Contemporary Modern Design.Solar Panelling. Beam Hoover System.Scandinavian timber framed windows with argan gas double glazing.Natural Limestone Tiling.Alarm System. Three car two storey garage.Spanish natural slates.http://www.daft.ie/11504736DD Property: Check out the very contemporary Ballylennon was last modified: September 19th, 2017 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:BallylennondonegalpropertySt Johnstonlast_img read more

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TD calls for urgent action to tackle fodder crisis

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue says the Government is walking us into another fodder crisis because it is failing to take action to respond to the issue. He is urgently calling on Minister Michael Creed to establish a fund for affected farmers.Deputy McConalogue, along with seven Fianna Fáil colleagues, tabled a special topical debate in the Dáil, to emphasise the urgency of the issue. “As a result of another wet summer this year, many farmers have left many farmers facing a chronic fodder shortage. The wet weather has left many fields waterlogged and farmers have been unable to harvest a second cut of silage.“Animals have had to be housed earlier than usual, using up fodder that would traditionally have been used for the winter months”, explained Deputy McConalogue.“The situation that farmers are dealing with now, is almost the exact same as was experienced in 2012 when the then Government was forced into action.“The Minister’s refusal to acknowledge the reality on the ground is a clear indictment of just how out of touch this Government is with small farmers and rural Ireland. “The situation is particularly bad in the North West and West, but fodder shortages have now spread to the border counties, Midlands and Mid-West. Farmers in other parts of the country recognise the pressure their counterparts are under and are helping out by providing fodder banks. While this is appreciated, it is the job of Government to provide a scheme to assist these farmers.“Minister Creed cannot continue to ignore this problem – I am calling on him to have his Department, assisted by Teagasc, to carry out a survey to establish what farmers are worst affected and in need of immediate assistance and to establish an aid fund to help them through the winter months”.TD calls for urgent action to tackle fodder crisis was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charlie mc conaloguedonegalfarmersfianna failfodder crisislast_img read more

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Three thoughts ahead of the Athletics’ Wild Card showdown

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The A’s won 97 games in the regular season, an incredible number when you consider that the team had the fifth-smallest payroll in baseball this year.And for that tremendous accomplishment after 162 contests, their reward is one more — a winner-take-all showdown against the team with the lowest payroll in baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays, winners of 96 regular-season games.It’s a battle of baseball’s best bootstrappers — …last_img

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The Choice trust brings healthcare closer to home

first_imgthe Choice Trust offers training to community-based health workers and community members who are then able to provide care to their communities. (Image: Choice Trust, via Facebook)The threat of illness is always something we have to keep an eye out for, and access to medical care is important for living a healthy and fulfilling life.But for people living in South Africa’s rural areas, access to medical assistance often means having to cover large distances to get to the nearest hospital or clinic, which makes regular check-ups difficult.This is why the Choice Trust has shifted the focus onto rural communities around Tzaneen in Limpopo and has developed community home-based medical care through training and outreach.WHAT CHOICE TRUST IS ABOUTAccredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority, the Choice Trust offers training to community-based health workers and community members who are then able to provide care to their communities.“It was established in greater Tzaneen originally and focused predominantly on the needs of farm workers,” explains Nicola Stuart-Thompson, the director of the Choice Trust.“Soon, however, the organisation realised that addressing just the needs of farm workers wasn’t sufficient and we needed to move into the rural community.”While spreading their reach further into Tzaneen’s rural areas, members of the organisation realised that health needs are very broad and therefore developed the organisation in order to provide a variety of services.“One of our programmes is the home-based care programme through which we have 65 caregivers,” Stuart-Thompson explains.These caregivers service around 10 000 households, offering a variety of services including screening and prevention in order to catch health issues before they become more problematic.“There are a number of challenges that we face,” says Hilary Saichitima, the programme coordinator at the Choice Trust.“One of the biggest challenges that we face is the distance that patients have to travel in order to get to a clinic or in order to get to a health facility as well as the distances that our caregivers have to travel in order to get to the patients.”Knowing where to go when in need of help is one of the major benefits of Choice Trust. It has also grown into a good referral system for those looking for help from social workers and support groups.GET INVOLVEDIf you’re looking to get involved with the Choice Trust, have a look at their website for details.You can also contact the organisation on +27 15 307 6329 or via email at office@choicetrust.co.za.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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