Pochettino says Levy is worried he could quit Spurs for Man Utd or Real Madrid

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has joked “worrier” Daniel Levy is “concerned” about losing him as Tottenham boss.The Argentine was in relaxed mood after guiding his side to the Champions League last 16.3 Mauricio Pochettino suggests Daniel Levy is concerned over the reports he is wanted by Manchester United and Real MadridCredit: ReutersBut Pochettino is being repeatedly linked with jobs at Real Madrid and Manchester United.Speaking tongue-in-cheek, Pochettino, who signed a new five-year Spurs deal in May, said: “Daniel does not laugh.“I know it gets boring but he maybe is worried, he is concerned. It is normal.“It is not nice for Daniel to hear all that of course. Do I have to reassure him? No.3 Pochettino poked fun at his chairman Daniel Levy by claiming he would be worried by the speculationCredit: Getty Images – Getty“It is like in football when a sporting director or president says ‘No, the manager is going to be here and we trust in him’ and next game out.“If you reassure something it’s because you are thinking different things.“He is a worried man because he is jealous about me! It’s normal, no, because of the rumours.”Tuesday’s draw in Barcelona, which helped Spurs progress in the Champions League, has certainly lightened the mood.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophyBut continued delays in Spurs’ new stadium have taken their toll on Levy – and Pochettino hopes fans will now cut him some slack.He said: “The chairman is suffering a lot. He is so tired. The last few months he didn’t sleep due to the stadium.“He is trying to make everyone happy but it’s a massive project. People don’t realise how difficult it is to manage.“Everyone’s disappointed as we are still not there but when we move they will realise how massive the project was and how good the facilities are.“It doesn’t just depend on him but many companies. More than 20. It’s so difficult.3 Pochettino takes the applause of the Spurs fans in Barcelona, and is clearly happy with life at the North London clubCredit: Reuters“That is why he needs to feel the love from the fans and the club. He is working so hard, too hard, to leave a legacy. And that’s fantastic.“When you compare the stadium to others, we are going to be so lucky to play there.”Pochettino admits Levy is a difficult character but insists he is big-hearted. He added: “After 4½ years we’ve shared a lot of moments. He’s not an easy man.“But he is so passionate to create things for the fans, staff and players. It is not for him.Barcelona stewards hit Spurs fans with batons during Champions League game at the Nou Camp“He built the hotel at our training base, The Lodge. It’s a five-star boutique hotel. I asked when he is going to sleep there and he said, ‘No, no. Not for me. That’s for you and the players.’“He’s always thinking of others.“The team wins and praise is for the players, staff or manager.“When we lose, people blame him first — sometimes deserved! Sometimes, no.“For what he’s doing, him and the board, is a fantastic thing for the club and it’s going to be there forever.”Watch the moment Tottenham players and fans find out they are through to the knockout phase of the Champions League after late Barcelona drawlast_img read more

Hemp Fest Concerts this weekend at 3 venues

first_imgThe Hemp Fest Concerts kicked off on Thursday evening at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground and will continue with three big shows this weekend.On Friday, August 16, the concert will be taken to the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden, then on Saturday, August 17 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. The final show is billed for Sunday, August 18, at the Albion Community Centre Ground, Berbice. The show is expected to be epic as several international and local artistes are on the cast. These include Edwin Yearwood out of KrosFyah, International Reggae artiste Mr Easy, Chutney singing sensation Rakesh Yankarran, Former Trinidad Chutney Monarch Omardath Maraj, International Soca King Soca Raja, Guyana Soca sensation Adrian Dutchin, Chutney Queen Drupattie, Soca Sensation Militant, NY’s Chutney Queen Geeta Bisram and Guyana’s own Nesta Nelson.Other performers include: Angel’s Frontline Singer, Dexter M; Mr Bollywood Jumping Jack, Danny B; Berbice star and Mystic. All the artistes will be accompanied by the Angle’s Caribbean Band. Master of Ceremony for the shows is Farouk Juman. Tickets cost $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000 for general admission, while those who want to experience the VIP experience will pay $25,000. Tickets will be sold at the venues.The show is promoted by Bedessee Group of Companies in association with Guyana Hemp Industry.last_img read more

Finishing touches as Gilas Pilipinas holds last practice before flying to China

first_img3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing “Hopefully, we’ve done our best to be as ready as we can be.”The Philippine team’s preparations faced time constraints due to the scheduling conflict with the PBA.But despite the issues, team captain Gabe Norwood said the players were able to make the most out of the limited time.“I’m excited more than anything. I think this group has really come together really fast in terms of chemistry.”Gilas will have to bank on that chemistry and hope its outside shots fall against an Italy side led by NBA standout Danilo Gallinari and EuroLeague star Luigi Datome.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rafael Nadal rampant at US Open as Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas lead exodus Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu PLAY LIST 03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender View comments Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor?center_img Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community After a duel with the Azzurri, the Nationals take on another heavyweight in Serbia, one of the teams tipped to bag the gold, and its All-NBA First Team center Nikola Jokic on September 2 before facing Angola two days later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas holds last practice before leaving for China Thursday morning. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/vbiICGNqvy— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) August 28, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday held its last practice before departing for China for the 2019 Fiba World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGilas leaves Thursday morning, two days before it opens its campaign against powerhouse Italy at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center.ADVERTISEMENT “Right now, we’re just putting the finishing touches and making the final adjustments,” said national team head coach Yeng Guiao Tuesday.last_img read more

Judge OKs gang unjunction

first_img“This is a victory for the city of Whittier,” said Whittier Police Department Capt. Kenton Rainey. “This gives us an extra tool to stop” gang activity. The injunction applies to a particular area of the city bounded by Beverly and Whittier boulevards and Pickering and Painter avenues. Previously, Whittier gang detectives posted an “order to show cause” at six locations in Uptown Whittier. The order named 46 individuals identified by police as Whittier Varrio Locos members and notified them of Friday’s hearing. The 46 named members had the opportunity Friday to argue that they are not members of the gang. Three men and a woman named in the order and the injunction showed up for the hearing, where they asked Yaffe to remove their names from the list. LOS ANGELES – For the first time, a judge Friday granted a preliminary injunction against a Whittier street gang, aimed at preventing its members from gathering publicly and intimidating residents. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe granted the injunction against members of the Whittier Varrio Locos gang, who now face arrest if they violate any of 22 restrictions outlined in the injunction. Among the prohibitions, the injunction prevents the gang’s members from having open alcohol containers in public and from loitering, wearing gang apparel, throwing gang signs, littering and being outdoors after 8 p.m. for members 18 or younger and 10 p.m. for adult members of the gang. Violating any of those terms could result in misdemeanor charges, officials said. After hearing their arguments, Yaffe ordered that one of the four, George Hernandez, be removed from the injunction. Hernandez said he no longer is active in the gang. “The police are harassing me. They’re violating my constitutional rights,” he told the judge. “When I was young, yes, I was influenced. I am a grown man now. I’m not an active gang member.” Whittier officers had stated in the injunction that Hernandez had been involved in several robberies, although he has never been arrested or convicted. Police stated that was because witnesses were afraid to to identify him. “All these accusations are meritless,” Hernandez countered in court. Police estimate there are more than 100 Whittier Varrio Locos members. But only the most active in the gang were named in the injunction, said Sgt. Brian Ellis. However, all of the gang’s members will be subject to the terms of the injunction, whether or not they are named, he added. “We decided who is the most active and who are the biggest problems,” said Ellis. The injunction is preliminary, meaning that police now will notify those named in the document to allow them additional time to respond. “It gives people time to know it’s going on,” said Ellis. He expects to return to court to seek a permanent injunction within the next few months. The other three alleged gang members who appeared in court also told Yaffe they are not active members of the gang. But Yaffe refused to remove their names from the injunction. “The attitude that `You can’t do anything to me unless you arrest me’ is really the problem,” Yaffe told the three. “It is why they are going for this injunction. They use it as a tool in order to control crime in Whittier, and it should apply to you because you’re associating with gang members.” Whittier police spent most of last year gathering background information on Whittier Varrio Locos members in preparation for the injunction request and Friday’s hearing, Rainey said. “As we have tried to address crime and disorder, this one area sticks out like a sore thumb,” he said, referring to the gang’s territory. “We’re governed by the rules of evidence and this gives us an additional tool, for example, to stop two guys we see in an alley.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

All school buses in the B.C. Peace are cancelled

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Both School District 60 and School District 59 have cancelled all school buses for today.Due to the cold weather and mechanical issues, School buses will not be running anywhere in the B.C. Peace.Schools will still be open.Buses Cancelled – Thursday, January 11, 2018 – https://t.co/cMgK0NVsRG #yxj #sd60 #fortstjohn pic.twitter.com/3xiBA1nKVd— School District 60 (@sd60) January 11, 2018- Advertisement –last_img

Chelsea star reveals MLS could be an option if he does not land new contract

first_imgJohn Terry is determined to finish his career at Chelsea – but admits he would consider a move to the MLS if he was no longer wanted by the club.The 34-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding season, playing every minute for the Blues in the Premier League as they stormed to title glory.He believes he can continue to play a key role for Chelsea beyond his current contract, which expires in 2016.But Terry has revealed he could be tempted to follow former teammate Frank Lampard to America should Jose Mourinho decide not to keep him on.In an exclusive interview with the Sports Bar, the ex-England captain said: “I would love to finish my career at Chelsea.“I certainly don’t want to play for another club in the Premier League or England. I don’t think you get that loyalty within football anymore.“The likes of Lamps, Didier [Drogba], Rio [Ferdinand], Stevie [Gerrard], these guys have stayed at the very top at the best clubs in the world and managed to stay in the team, stay fit and stay hungry, and it is great thing to do, so I am hoping to finish my career at Chelsea.“If Chelsea decide otherwise, whether that be next year or the year after, and I still feel I will play, of course I will go and play [elsewhere]. I will go to America, wherever the opportunities are there.“At that stage of my career it would need to suit not only myself but my family as well. Ideally for me, my family are local, and I would love to finish my career at Chelsea.“When I first started out, I wanted to make it to 35. As you get older, the way players look after themselves these days, you can hopefully go beyond that, and that is what I am targeting.”last_img read more

Arsenal and Man United could lose out to Real Madrid in race to sign French sensation

first_img Antoine Griezmann 1 Real Madrid are set to reignite their interest in Arsenal and Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann – so they can pair him with compatriot Karim Benzema in attack.The Atletico Madrid star has been on the radar of both Premier League clubs ever since he broke through into the Real Sociedad team five years ago.They were both in the hunt for him before he signed for Atletico in 2014 and were then heavily linked with the forward yet again during the summer.However, according to sources in Spain, Real Madrid are now hoping to tempt the 24-year-old across the Spanish capital – and could move for the Frenchman early as January.It has been reported that Madrid boss Rafa Benitez wants Griezmann and Benzema in his side in the hope that they can recreate their good international form in the white of Madrid.last_img read more

Men’s top 25: Spartans outlast Buckeyes in double OT

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita at 23 Maryland 90, Wake Forest 86Mike Jones scored 22 points, D.J. Strawberry added a career-high 18 and the Terrapins (12-4, 2-2) kept the Demon Deacons (11-5, 0-3) winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Justin Gray had a career-high 38 points for Wake Forest. 14 Michigan State 62, at 19 Ohio State 59, 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img (2 OT) Drew Neitzel hit a layup and two free throws with 44 seconds left in the second overtime to lead the Spartans (14-4, 2-2 Big 10) against the Buckeyes (12-2, 2-2). Paul Davis had 18 points marked by two free throws with 11 seconds left. last_img read more

Pork attack

first_imgIT’S not the end of pork-barrel spending in Washington, D.C. But a new rule approved by Congress requiring politicians to be identified with their “earmarks” in spending bills is a start. Earmarks are those district-specific funding allocations that politicians insert into bills to benefit their districts. Previously, politicians were allowed to do this anonymously, a practice that allowed the corruption of Escondido Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to go unnoticed for some time. The new law is a victory, albeit a small one, for taxpayers. It won’t stop bad spending decisions, but it will make it easier to identify who’s responsible for them. 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!last_img read more

Diego Simeone breaks silence on Manchester City target Sime Vrsalkjko

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has broken his silence on the future of want-away star Sime Vrsaljko, who is a target for Manchester City.As talkSPORT told you this week, the full-back has reportedly asked to leave the La Liga club after struggling to establish himself in the first team.The 25-year-old arrived in July 2016 but has started just 13 league games for the side since, leading to suggestions he could move on.Napoli are hopeful of luring the former Genoa and Sassuolo man back to Italy but City boss Pep Guardiola, still in the market for new full-backs, is said to be a big fan.But both interested clubs have now been warned by Simeone that the Croatia international will not come cheap.“Sime is a big player and all big players have a value,” he told Marca.“We are happy when other clubs look at our players, this is normal and it is positive for us.“The truth is Sime has been injured and when he has played for us he has done very well, but it is a fact that Juanfran has done superbly also.” 1 The Croatian international is also reportedly wanted by Napoli last_img read more