Family home in Gold Coast’s northern suburbs offers plenty of room to grow

first_img2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island. 2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island.FAMILIES on the hunt for a home with plenty of space need look no further.This Hope Island house has seven bedrooms as well as a separate teenage retreat, media room and study.Situated on a large 982sq m waterfront block in the secure and sought-after Gracemere Estate, it has plenty of living space both inside and out. 2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIts layout and size were the reason Panayota Thomas bought it four years ago.“It was great for my family,” she said.The media room at the heart of the house was her favourite spot to spend time.“It’s just like a real cinema,” she said.The house has an open kitchen, dining and lounge room that flows onto an alfresco area overlooking the canal.A separate wing on the left-hand side of the house has four bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite, a shared bathroom and teenage retreat. 2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island. 2136 Beaufort Way, Hope Island.The media room and office are at the centre of the home.Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a kitchenette, living room and covered balcony.The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.It also has two separate lawn areas and a pontoon.last_img read more

Badgers prepare for season-opener against Cougars

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald PhotoTwo exhibition games won by a margin of 48.5 points later and it’s finally time for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team to tip off the regular season.Wisconsin opens the regular season at the Kohl Center Friday versus Houston and play at home again on Sunday against Cleveland State.Head coach Lisa Stone is looking forward to tipping off her third season here at UW and is hoping that this year she can guide the Badgers to the first .500 record under her reign.”The intensity will certainly rise a bit as we have a lot of games in a short amount of time, but we’re healthy right now, our younger players are gaining some maturation, if you will, and we’re working on finding combinations,” Stone said. “But I’m very pleased with where we’re at at this present moment, looking forward to Friday.”Wisconsin played Houston last year for the first time in school history and suffered an 86-61 loss to the Cougars in the Houston Classic.However, Houston has lost four starters from a team that went 21-9 a year ago, including star center Sancho Lyttle, who was selected fifth overall by the Houston Comets in this year’s WNBA Draft.Nevertheless, Houston head coach Joe Curl has ample replacements this year to provide a competitive game against the Badgers, despite losing an exhibition game to the Everyone’s Internet team 67-50.”They have six or seven newcomers and, typical coach Curl style, they’re very, very athletic … very big, athletic, quick, strong, tremendous rebounders,” Stone said.Last season’s 25-point margin in the loss to Houston aside, coach Stone still felt they had a chance to beat the Cougars as they were actually leading by one before halftime, but allowed too many trips to the free throw line in the second half. To ensure a victory this season, defense and rebounding will be crucial.”Defense will be imperative in finding success, as well as rebounding,” Stone said. “We have to rebound, hopefully utilize a lot of different people, but again, Joe [Curl] is a great coach and he’ll have his team prepared. It’s their opener, our opener. I’m pleased that it’s at home, but we’ll play a very athletic team, a team that’s used to winning, and, again, a team that we’re going to have to do a very good job on the boards with.”Houston’s team this year is basically a completely different one than what Wisconsin saw last year. Only Shannon Steele, Emily Fryters, Kadi Creel, and Jasmin Moore return from last season’s squad.Junior college transfer Ryan Meyers will most likely be one of the Cougar’s biggest threats this season. An athletic guard/forward at 6-foot-1, Meyers has led Houston in scoring in each of their exhibitions games with 16 and 21 points, respectively.Sunday’s game against Cleveland State should be a rather competitive one, as well.Last year the two teams met at the Kohl Center with the Badgers netting an 87-71 win over the Vikings.Leading the way for the Vikings is senior point guard Erin Martin, a 5-foot-9 guard with a solid all-around game. She averaged 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.Fellow backcourt mate Brittany Korth, a Clinton, Wis., native, is just as much of a threat as Martin, however, much like Wisconsin’s one-two punch from the guard position with Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks.But regardless of the opponent, the Badgers are simply ready to start the 2005-06 season.”I’m excited about the readiness of our team and they’ll be excited for Friday,” Stone said. “I mean, it’s really go time now. And we try to treat these last games similar, but this is really game time. We have been preparing ourselves and getting some of the kinks out.”One of the goals for the team this year will be to make postseason play, something that the four seniors on the squad have yet to experience in their career.That goal, according to coach Stone, starts this weekend with Houston and Cleveland State.”Our basketball team wants to make a statement and improve and end the season in a better position that we’ve been in the past, particularly our seniors,” Stone said “They’ve not played in postseason and that’s a goal of theirs’ and they know that we have to do well in non-conference. We have a very formidable foe here on Friday who’s the real deal and it’s going to take a lot and we’ll bring our best.”last_img read more

MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016

first_imgPETER MILLER, SOLID WAGER AND ST. JOE BAY (DEAD HEAT), WINNER: “This is unbelievable. Both horses ran super. Both riders rode super. I couldn’t call it and obviously the Stewards couldn’t either, so I’m just elated for everyone involved.“Watching it live I thought the two won, then when I watched the replay I thought the three won and when they put up the “DH” I didn’t know what to do!” JOCKEY QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owners of Solid Wager are Gary Barber, Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable. The winning owners of St. Joe Bay are David Bernsen and Altamira Racing Stable. -30-             VICTOR ESPINOZA, SOLID WAGER, WINNER (DEAD HEAT): “The way the track is, and the weather…I thought ‘ok I’ll get all dirty and it could be an experience’ but it’s my last race of the year so I’ll just go for it.“He’s such a cool horse. He likes to just take his time and he tries as hard as he can down the stretch. I was only watching Kent on St. Joe Bay and no one else. His was the only horse I was concerned about getting by down the lane because everyone else looked like they were struggling.“Sure enough, it was just between the two of us at the wire. It was awesome. When I crossed the wire I couldn’t tell but I was in front of him just a jump after. Kent thought he won right away but I said ‘Hey. Don’t be so sure.’ It’s not often this happens and to do it in a graded stakes for the same trainer?!” KENT DESORMEAUX, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER (DEAD HEAT): “This is incredible for Pete. Dead Heats are not abnormal, but what is totally unique is being in a dead heat for the same trainer. I’ve ridden 40,000 horses, and that’s only happened to me one other time. It was for Richard Mandella, maybe in 1992, in the Beverly at Hollywood Park.“There were no losers. We had two horses on the same team in the race, and we tied.“I had a rough trip. He leaves the gate like a Quarter Horse, and he jumped over every hoof print and all the tractor marks. I really sat down on him leaving the chute and coming on to the main track. He pitched himself well in front, and threw on the brakes. I know for certain that the other horse was lucky to tie, but it’s a good year for Pete, and sometimes things are just out of your hands.” TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

Buying Big Ticket Items

first_imgPersonal Financial Management (PFM) program staff often counsel military families about the financial implications of “big ticket” purchases. “Big ticket” means that items cost more than most people can afford from a single paycheck or two, including furniture, computers, electronics, appliances, and cars.With the possible exception of cars, “big ticket” purchases can be saved for in advance, like any other short-term financial goal. They can also be purchased with a fixed-rate loan or a credit card. Like cars, big ticket items generally depreciate following a purchase and come with the same buying decisions: new or used, leased or financed, and from a private seller or retail merchant.Image via Pixabay.com, CC0Below are eight recommendations to share with service members who want to buy “big ticket” items:Develop a Short-Term Savings PlanTry to save money to pay cash for items that cost several thousand dollars or less. For example, if $900 is needed for furniture or $1,400 for a laptop computer, divide the cost by an amount that can be saved each month (e.g., $100) to calculate the number of months of required savings (e.g., 9 and 14 months, respectively).Use Store Layaway PlansSet aside items at attractive prices and make periodic payments to the merchant until the full amount to pay in cash is saved and the item can be redeemed. Another option is financing plans that don’t require immediate payment, as long as the payment can be saved before the bill comes due.Image via Pixabay.con, CC0Earmark WindfallsPurchase “big ticket” items with cash from windfall income such as retroactive pay, freelance or seasonal work, insurance dividends, gifts, prizes, or an income tax refund.Follow the “Rule of Three”Decide key criteria for purchases and compare at least three retailers. Use this worksheet to write down key details about competing products. Shop during seasonal sales for items that are used for only short time periods each year (e.g., Bar-B-Q grills and snow blowers).Shop at Alternative VendorsConsider less expensive ways to purchase ‘big ticket” items, especially if funds are limited. Examples include thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, and garage sales. Beware that items will be sold “as is” without any warranty so check them out carefully before buying.Do Pre-Purchase ShoppingConsult vendor websites, product salespersons, and/or back issues of Consumer Reports magazine for product descriptions and recommendations.Purchase Extended Warranties SelectivelyMake decisions on a case-by-case basis. According to Consumer Reports, extended warranties can make sense for certain items such as exercise equipment (e.g., treadmills and elliptical trainers) and laptop computers. These items have high odds of needing repairs within 3 years and most standard warranties are for only a year or less. For other items, however, the odds are much lower that you will collect on extended warranties, which are a high profit item for retailers.Understand the Cost of Rent-to-OwnKnow the pros and cons. Most rent-to-own contracts run for 78 weeks. Although the weekly price is low, consumers actually end up paying 2 to 4 times the retail cost. For example, a television with a $500 suggested retail price might cost $15.95 weekly, or $1,244.10 for 78 weeks, plus possible delivery or processing fees. A better option would be to save $16 a week for about 7 months to get the money needed to purchase the television outright. Nevertheless, rent-to-own could make sense for service members who move frequently and don’t want to ship or store their personal possessions. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected]last_img read more

Arrested Development puts spotlight on workplace harassment expert

first_imgTheir dysfunctional on-screen family antics brought a cult TV sitcom back from cancellation, but an expert says the “Arrested Development” cast’s public reckoning with accusations of on-set verbal harassment could strike a chord with many Canadian workers dealing with bullying on the job.In a candid sit-down with the New York Times this week, several cast members from the Netflix series addressed the allegations of inappropriate behaviour against actor Jeffrey Tambor, including an outburst directed at his co-star Jessica Walter.Walter tearfully recounted being verbally “harassed” by Tambor in the interview, saying that in her career spanning six decades, “I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set.”Tambor has admitted to having lashed out at coworkers, including Walter, but has denied separate allegations of sexual harassment that resulted in him leaving the cast of the Amazon series “Transparent.”McMaster University professor Aaron Schat, who studies aggression in professional settings, said the cast’s discussion offers an instructive test case for understanding the interpersonal dynamics and power structures that facilitate workplace bullying.“I think what I found so interesting, and frankly, disappointing is how it really … plays out as a microcosm of what can take place at organizations in general.”A well-established actor, Tambor serves as an example of how a worker can excel in their domain despite an acknowledged history of workplace aggression, said Schat.In fact, he said, professional success is often used to excuse bad behaviour.“The system ends up supporting or covering for their actions, and that of course then perpetuates and ends up implicitly rewarding this kind of behaviour rather than clamping down and reducing it.”Schat said this pattern can be seen in the Times interview when Jason Bateman “minimizes” his co-star’s culpability by attributing his conduct to the stresses of working on set, and says he would drop out of “Arrested Development” if Tambor wasn’t involved.In a series of tweets Thursday, Bateman apologized for his comments, saying they were “wrong” and that it seemed like he was “condoning yelling at work.”Schat said Bateman’s initial “endorsement” of Tambor also sent an implicit message to Walter that “he’s more important to the show than you are,” putting pressure on her to forgive him for the sake of keeping the peace.Forty per cent of Canadians experience workplace bullying on a weekly basis, according to a 2006 study cited on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research website.Schat said there are a few options for workers who are being mistreated by their colleagues.Most organizations have internal mechanisms for resolving workplace conflict, said Schat. He said some targets decide to confront their bullies head on, while others find strength in numbers by confiding in their coworkers.Jacqueline Power, an associate professor at University of Windsor’s business school, said workers in Canada have another tool at their disposal: the law.Labour laws protect Canadians from harassment in the workplace, Power said, and some provinces have tried address workplace bullying through their own legislation.However, she said, taking a bully to court does not guarantee a favourable outcome. Even if the victim prevails, it’s likely they’ll be awarded only a small sum in damages after a costly and time-consuming legal process, Power said.Having exhausted all other options, Power and Schat said many workers resort to quitting their jobs to put an end to the harassment.“You realize, ‘Wow, I’m experiencing this terrible behaviour, and I really have no one I can go to,’” said Schat.But things are changing, Schat said. Amid a global shift in society’s tolerance for harassment, he said, conversations about bad behaviour in the workplace are increasingly playing out in the public eye.“A really positive outcome of all of this is the broader conveying of a message that has probably been quiet too long,” he said.“This type of behaviour is not acceptable for anyone, and there needs to be a greater level of accountability in our organizations and in our industries than there probably has been in the past.”last_img read more

Business Highlights

first_img___GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid offDETROIT (AP) — The General Motors’ massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved by adding jobs at other U.S. factories. Blue-collar workers in many cities will still lose jobs when GM shutters four U.S. factories next year. But most could find employment at other GM plants. Some would have to relocate.___Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedivesNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fall sharply on Wall Street, shaving 496 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as traders worry about signs of weaker economic growth in China and Europe. Disarray mounts surrounding Britain’s impending departure from the European Union. Johnson & Johnson plunged after Reuters reported the company has known for decades that its talc sometimes contained asbestos, a claim the company denied.___Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policiesWASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retribution, China is making itself look like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of the United States has set off a diplomatic furor with Beijing.___Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groupsNEW YORK (AP) — CBS is pledging to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that forced the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. CBS said Friday that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.”___J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powderNEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder. The report Friday by the Reuters news service sent company shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst sell-off in 16 years.___EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currencyFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders have agreed to press ahead with a limited, common eurozone budget and other steps to strengthen the currency union’s resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined. Friday’s deal appeared to fall short of more sweeping ideas pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron.___China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto partsBEIJING (AP) — China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its trade cease-fire with Washington. The suspension follows President Donald Trump’s agreement to postpone planned U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese imports for 90 days while the two sides negotiate over American complaints about Beijing’s technology policy and trade surplus. The Chinese tax agency said the suspension takes effect Jan. 1.___US industrial production climbed 0.6 per cent in NovemberWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 per cent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat. The Federal Reserve says that utility output rose 3.3 per cent as power companies were busier because of unusually cold weather. Mining output rose 1.7 per cent on higher production at coal mines and oil and gas drillers.___Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook usersNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would embarrass some of the affected users. They also included photos people may have uploaded but hadn’t yet posted, perhaps because they had changed their mind.___Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violencePARIS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron is calling for calm as authorities prepare for a possible fifth straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. Officials plan to deploy armoured vehicles and thousands of security forces against the “yellow vest” demonstrators, who have been angered by high taxes and a sense that the government is detached from the everyday struggles of workers.___The S&P 500 index lost 50.59 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 2,599.95. The Dow retreated 496.87 points, or 2 per cent, to 24,100.51. The Nasdaq composite slid 159.67 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 6,910.66. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 21.89 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 1,410.81.Benchmark U.S. crude fell 2.6 per cent to $51.20 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, dropped 1.9 per cent to settle at $60.28 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline lost 3 per cent to $1.43 a gallon. Heating oil fell 1.7 per cent to $1.85 a gallon and natural gas dropped 7.2 per cent to $3.83 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BC Hydro will be conducting geotechnical investigations

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Starting next week, BC Hydro will be conducting geotechnical investigations in various places throughout Hudson’s Hope.The purpose is to install and commission groundwater monitoring wells. By drilling small test holes at groundwater sample sites in different locations. According to BC Hydro, crews will be at each site for approximately two to three days.Investigations, tests and installations of groundwater monitoring wells will continue until the end of October. What to expect;There will be increased noise and vibration from drilling and hydro-vac trucks. Noise levels will be similar to construction noise.Traffic control personnel and signage will be in place.Work is expected to occur from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on Sunday.No interruption in utility services will result from this work.last_img read more

Call me by your name Archiving history present of archrivals India Pak

first_imgNew Delhi: Gujarat in India, Gujrat in Pakistan; Hyderabad here and also there; Delhi Gate in Lahore and Lahori Gate in Patiala. Then there is the favourite sweetmeat of many Indians, the Karachi halwa, while the Pakistanis relish Bengali samosa. Some names have withstood the uneasy decades since Partition, standing out like little beacons of oneness in a landscape fraught with hostility but also hope between two neighbours sharing a border and age-old cultural ties. India-Pakistan, locked into a hyphenated relationship of a shared history and a divided present, is not just about rift but also about the many vestiges of unity that have survived seven decades. It’s about the names of streets, shops, monuments, food and more, say historians and others on both sides of the border. With the recent escalation in tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, this legacy has come under increasing strain. The spotlight of unwelcome attention fell on the Karachi Bakery in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru after the February 14 strike, which prompted the first aerial combat between the two countries since 1971 and led to the capture of an IAF pilot by Pakistan on February 27. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released almost three days later on March 1. The managements of the two stores were told by vigilantes to hide Karachi’, Pakistan’s buzzing commercial centre, from their signboards. Forced to show their Indianness, they also put up a tricolour along with posters reading that the brand was established in 1953 by a Sindhi, Khanchand Ramnani, who migrated to India after Partition and is “absolutely Indian by heart”. The ripple effect of fear could be seen in other cities, including in the national capital, particularly the historic walled city. “All I can tell you is that we are as Indian as anyone standing or doing business in the street out here. Anyone judging our loyalty for this nation by the name of my shop, which is there for over good 50 years now, is despicable,” said an Old Delhi based trader.last_img read more

LT Group Chairman A M Naik conferred Padma Vibhushan

first_imgMumbai: A M Naik, who led the transformation of Larsen & Toubro into a global construction, engineering, manufacturing, technology and services conglomerate, was conferred India’s second highest civilian award –the Padma Vibhushan –by President Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009. Accepting the Padma Vibhushan, Naik said, “I have always considered myself fortunate to be in a position of service to India and to millions of my fellow countrymen. To receive such a high national honour is a matter of utmost joy for the L&T Group.” Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsHe added, “For me, the Padma Vibhushan is an acknowledgement of the contributions made to the nation, industry and society by Larsen & Toubro – the company I am proud to have served for over five decades and led for the last two. I thank the Government of India for this honour and take this opportunity to congratulate my fellow awardees who have won recognition in different fields.” In a career spanning more than 50 years, Naik spearheaded some of the country’s landmark and marquee projects, setting new benchmarks in infrastructure both in India and abroad. Under him, L&T ascended the value chain, providing solutions in critical sectors –Defence, Nuclear Power, Aerospace, Infrastructure, Water and Effluent Treatment, Hydrocarbon and Financial Services. Also Read – Coking coal shipments rise 15 pc to 29 MT at 12 state-run ports in Apr-SepHe led the company’s foray into new age businesses like Information Technology and Engineering Services. Deeply committed to social upliftment of the underprivileged, Naik plays an active role in meeting the health, educational and vocational needs of these sections of the populace. In recognition of his services in this segment, he was recently appointed as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. This honour is a well-deserved recognition of Naik’s extraordinary record in serving the Indian industry and fulfilling the twin objectives of building the nation and creating value for all stakeholders.last_img read more

Shearers rough criticism against Pogba and Sanchez

first_imgLegendary striker Alan Shearer is one of the few who actually defends Jose Mourinho’s status as the manager, he goes after Pogba and Sanchez.Manchester United’s most recent form is very alarming, there are people blaming Mourinho and people blaming some of the players, but Alan Shearer is clear about where his allegiances are.The former Newcastle striker and Premier League’s all-time top scorer wrote a column for The Sun, where he felt the need to let it all out and publicly defend Jose Mourinho in a time when it’s easier to just go after the manager for all the bad results.Other legends of the game like Paul Scholes have come hardly after the Portuguese manager, flat out saying that his mouth is completely out of control and he should quit the job while he still has some dignity left.But for Alan Shearer, talking trash about Mourinho is wrong because the boss has an impressive resume that gives him more than enough credit to turn things around at Manchester United.Shearer wrote that he has never liked going after the manager because the players are also to blame when situations like this take place at any club, and Manchester United is no different as he specifically singled out Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez. Alan Shearer on Pogba:”He was offering nothing. Despite being a World Cup winner, he cannot lace the boots of those whose names will go down in history at Old Trafford” pic.twitter.com/o9syUVLiJm— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 2, 2018On his Monday column for The Sun, Shearer expressed how incredible the difference this Manchester United has with the one that Sir Alex Ferguson managed. Back when he was still a player, the Red Devils inspired a lot of respect and no information was leaked like today.Carrington is a source of drama 24/7, something that was impossible to imagine back in the day. For the England legend, there are two specific players to blame, and he went after them hard. His first victim was aul Pogba as he wrote: “It was never like this when I started in the game. The club had the power, as did the boss.”“Now all the power is with the players. Paul Pogba is Manchester United’s record signing. Just take that in for a moment and consider all the great players who have played for this club. Despite being a World Cup winner, he cannot lace the boots of those whose names will go down in history at Old Trafford.”“He was pathetic again at West Ham and was that bad that Mourinho had to drag him off as he was offering nothing. If he is looking to get the manager out then he is doing a much better job of that than playing football, as his team-mates were not much better,” he wrote.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Alan Shearer and Alex Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/9LIXWEFYvT— 90s Football (@90sfootball) October 2, 2018But Shearer wasn’t done, as he also pointed out the terrible situation that Alexis Sanchez is currently going through at Manchester United. The Chilean player was reportedly told by Mourinho that he won’t play a single more minute for the club until he modifies his attitude.For Alan Shearer, buying the Chilean forward from Arsenal was the single biggest mistake that the Red Devils could’ve made and he agrees with us that he may be one of the club’s biggest flops in recent history.“And where was Alexis Sanchez? This is a player they fought tooth and nail to sign ahead of their big rivals, pipping Pep to his signature. Yet he sums up everything wrong with United. He was not even on the bench after a series of poor displays.”“He has got nowhere near the levels we saw at Arsenal since the move and you have to ask why. City’s decision to step away from that deal is looking better and better.”“A manager of Mourinho’s stature and an incredible CV does not deserve this. Yet is he blameless? What on earth was he doing tactically in the 3-1 defeat at West Ham?” wrote Shearer in his explosive column for The Sun last Monday.And then, this Tuesday in the Champions League, Alan’s words made even more sense as the Red Devils weren’t even capable of getting past a goalless draw against Valencia.Alexis Sanchez regrets joining Manchester United from Arsenal in January after turning down the chance to join eventual champions Manchester City. [Mirror] pic.twitter.com/gqBt0NB12y— City Watch (@City_Watch) October 1, 2018Who do you think should leave Manchester United, Jose Mourinho or the players who are not performing? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Valverde dismisses contract talks

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed he is not worried about his future at the club as he dismisses speculation regarding signing a new contract.The former Athletic Bilbao manager’s deal with the Catalan club expires at the end of the season and the 54-year-old has continually been unwilling to speak about a new contract.Valverde won the league and cup double in his first season in charge but Barca suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final exit to Roma in 2017-18.The former Barca player was asked about his future again after the club’s 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday, however, he insists his focus in on the upcoming clashes with Inter and fierce rivals Real Madrid.“My future at Barca does not matter to me, I do not care,” said Valverde, according to FourFourTwo.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I’m focused on the two matches that come and the noise that there is always around the team is the usual and you cannot do anything.”Barcelona’s win against Sevilla came at a heavy cost after captain and talisman, Lionel Messi fractured his arm at Camp Nou.The Spanish champions, who are a point clear atop LaLiga, next face Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday at the Camp Nou before entertaining Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico.last_img read more

Suso Atletico Madrid were interested in signing me

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Suso revealed that a return to his native Spain over the past two summers has been a possibilityThe Spaniard joined Milan from Liverpool in January 2015 and has since emerged as one of the most promising talents in the Serie A.In light of this, Suso had been linked with a return to Liverpool along with a switch to Tottenham in the Premier League last season.However, Suso remained at the San Siro and has continued his fine form this term with four goals and eight assists in 12 Serie A matches.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.But now Suso has announced a switch to La Liga had been a possibility with Atletico Madrid.“It’s true, there were contacts with Atletico Madrid,” said Suso, according to Football-Italia.“In the last two summers, I’ve had options to return to Spain.”Suso is contracted at Milan until June 2022.last_img read more

Sadio Mane responds to Real Madrid rumours

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane revealed that he paid very little notice of rumours linking him with Real Madrid before signing a new contract in November.The Senegal international had been linked with a surprise transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu following a strong campaign at Liverpool last season amid prolonged talks over a new deal at Anfield.Mane finally put an end to these rumours by signing his contract in November that will see him remain at Liverpool until 2023.The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of his strike partners Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in committing his long-future to the Reds.And Mane has now revealed that talk over a switch to Real was never something he took seriously while negotiating his contract.“Speculation is part of football,” Mane told World Soccer. “You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign.’“And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!“I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully, it’s the beginning of something special.”Mane joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016 from Southampton in a £34m deal and he’s since gone on to manage 43 goals and 20 assists in 101 appearances across all competitions.The Senegalese forward has played a vital role in Liverpool’s climb up to the top of the Premier League this term with nine goals in 21 games and will hope to continue his fine form for the remainder of the campaign as the Reds chase a first league title since 1990.last_img read more