Arsenal target reveals he will decide his future in the next few days

first_imgArsenal target Jackson Martinez will make a decision in the coming days on where he will play his football next season.The Colombia international has been linked with a move away from Porto this summer, with top European clubs reportedly keen to acquire the highly-rated striker.AC Milan last week confirmed their interest in the 28-year-old and reports in the Italian press claim Martinez is on the verge of signing, but he insists he has not made his mind up yet.“I’m as close to Milan as I am to other clubs,” Martinez said to Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola. “In the next few days I will decide my future.”Martinez joined Porto from Chiapas in 2012 and is under contract for another two seasons.The South American player scored 21 goals in 29 league appearances as his side finished runners-up to Benfica in the Primeira Liga this season.Martinez is currently in Chile competing at the Copa America with his national team. 1 Porto striker Jackson Martinez last_img read more

Arsenal player ratings: Mixed day for Xhaka, Mustafi struggles plus more

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 5 no dice But how did the Arsenal players perform at Palace? Below you can see talkSPORT.com’s player ratings for Unai Emery’s men.Bernd Leno – 6He’ll be disappointed with conceding two goals but Leno looked very assured throughout the game and could not have done a great deal about both penalties as they were well placed by Milivojevic.Hector Bellerin – 5Missed a glorious chance to give Arsenal the lead early in the game but wanted too much time on the ball. Replaced at half-time by Stephan Lichtsteiner with an injury.Shkodran Mustafi – 3Gave away a needless penalty on the stroke of half-time which put Arsenal behind and ultimately contributed to his side failing to win the game.Arsenal fans tear into Mustafi for giving away penalty 5 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Xhaka celebrates his second-half goal There was no record-breaking twelfth straight victory for Arsenal as they were pegged back to a 2-2 draw away atCrystal Palace.Two penalties from Luka Milivojevic either side of strikes from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured the spoils were shared in an intense Premier League encounter. This is the first time since August Arsenal have failed to win a game RANKED Lucas Torreira – 5Emery will be disappointed Palace got as much joy going forward as they did considering Arsenal were playing two defensive midfielders. Not Torreira’s best game for the Gunners.Matteo Guendouzi – 6The youngster had a few nice moments and picked up a yellow card to break up a threatening Palace attack at the end but along with Torreira could have had more control of the game as the home side looked for their equaliser.Alex Iwobi – 5Iwobi was not as effective as he has been this season and didn’t offer a great deal to his side going forward.Mesut Ozil – 6A decent display from Ozil even if his work wasn’t always noticed. However, when taken off midway through the second-half, the German was visibly upset and appeared to snub a handshake with his manager. REVEALED Lacazette will rue his missed chance in the first-half Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7Aubameyang struggled to get into the game at points but was alert enough to get a goal in the second-half which almost got his side the three points and a record-breaking win.Alexandre Lacazette – 6Missed a very good chance to give his side the lead in the first-half and was very lucky to avoid being penalised for a crafty handball in the lead up to Aubameyang’s goal. Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 5 huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Gooners may have preferred the man on the right in the team instead of Mustafi MONEY SUB – Stephan Lichtsteiner – 6The full-back came on for Bellerin at half-time and helped give Arsenal that extra oomph at first but struggled to deal with the likes of Meyer and Zaha later in the second-half.SUB – Danny Welbeck – 4Welback rather surprisingly came on for Ozil and really struggled to get in touch with the speed and intensity of the game.SUB – Aaron Ramsey – N/AFailed to do anything of note in his brief time on the pitch. Ramsey’s Arsenal future looks increasingly ominous. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Rob Holding – 6He was no where near as bad as his centre-half partner but Holding sometimes struggled when the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Max Meyer got on the ball in the second-half.Granit Xhaka – 7Xhaka was once again being used in a make-shift left-back role but the Switzerland international acquitted himself well. A brilliant free-kick brought Arsenal back into the contest and Xhaka was very unlucky to be penalised for fouling Zaha for Palace’s second penalty. ADVICE BEST OF 5 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ozil was not in the game as much as he would have liked last_img read more

Is Redknapp’s jungle honeymoon over after he suffers jam roly-poly setback?

first_img ITV ‘Once you’ve seen the lions once you’ve seen the cougars once you’ve seen the elephants you’ve seen em.’ Okay who wants to Harry to be their safari guide 🙋😂 #ImACeleb @imacelebrity pic.twitter.com/MggkrIfNHi— ITV (@ITV) November 21, 2018In order to see the wildlife everyone would have to get up at the crack of dawn and many players opted not to take part, especially due to the fact Pompey had multiple African players including Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu and Ghana’s Sulley Muntari who had seen it all before.You can’t fault the man for trying! “Oh what I would give for a f****** jam roly-poly pudding.”The honeymoon may be over for Harry Redknapp as he shows the first signs of frustration on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on the fourth day of his time in the jungle. He said: “If I had money on anyone to do well, it’d be you. You are different class.”It clearly had the desired effect.But of course, Harry has developed a reputation as a brilliant story-teller and his latest tale saw him talk about a safari holiday he went with his players when in charge of Portsmouth and it failed to work out the way he’d hoped.The trip was supposed to be an experience that would help the players bond but there was a catch. ‘What I wouldn’t give for f***ing jam rolly polly. ‘ no truer said @Redknapp @ITV #imacelebrity— John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) November 21, 2018 Harry is becoming a favourite on the show but there are signs life is becoming more and more difficult Harry Redknapp has got to win he’s brill— Daisy G 🖤 (@daisy_girling) November 21, 2018Despite their roly-poly setback, the celebrities did eat very well thanks to John Barrowman’s brilliant efforts in his Bushtucker Trial which saw him earn ten out of ten meals for camp.However, you could argue Harry gave his best mate John – who he’s particularly bonded with on the show – a crucial pep talk that led to the actor’s success.Harry was a great man-manager which helped him achieve wonderful results such as knocking out FA Cup holders Manchester United in 1984 when he was in charge on then-Third Division Bournemouth, or when he guided Portsmouth to winning the FA Cup in 2008 – beating United at Old Trafford en route to the final.And he used these skills to give John some last words of encouragement before he did the challenge.Looking back at some of Harry Redknapp’s best football moments Love ‘Arry @Redknapp – what a great character. #imaceleb2018 pic.twitter.com/8urKxXZVC4— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 21, 2018 2 2 I absolutely love Harry Redknapp 🤣🤣🤣— Alex Lambe 🏉 (@RugbyLambo) November 21, 2018 Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcastHe was given the heart-breaking news that he and the fellow celebrities narrowly missed out on winning the tasty pudding after getting a 50/50 question wrong.It’s a shame because at the beginning of last night’s episode, Harry was chipper as ever and has been winning over all of his camp mates.He kindly gave up his bed for singer Fleur East as she had just come from Camp Snake Rock, whose inhabitants were sleeping on the floor for the first three days.And James McVey, guitarist for The Vamps, spoke very highly of Harry in the Bush Telegraph, saying the ex-Tottenham boss was one of his favourite camp mates.And he is still a favourite in the eyes of the British public, too. Harry’s man-management skills were different class last_img read more

A SUNDAY STROLL AROUND GARTAN – FOR A GREAT CAUSE

first_imgTeam VEC in conjunction with Gartan OEC are hosting one BIG event for ‘Relay for Life Donegal’.The group is hosting a ‘SUNDAY STROLL’ which will take place later today at Gartan.There are 3 walks to choose from so as to cater for all levels and for families : a 2 mile / 4 mile or an 8 mile walk around the beautiful picturesque area of Gartan at 3pm. Tea and Coffee will also be available and admission will be €10 per person and €15 for families. We, at this time would like to encourage as many as possible to come out to this BIG event.Bring your partners, friends, family and colleagues along for a Sunday Stroll. See you there! A SUNDAY STROLL AROUND GARTAN – FOR A GREAT CAUSE was last modified: May 13th, 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:Donegal VECSunday Strolllast_img read more

StarTimes terminates sponsorship deal with SC Villa

first_img Tags: Ben MisaggaSC VillaStarTimes SC Villa has been sponsored by StarTimes for the last three years (File Photo)NSAMBYA – Barely a week after the resignation of club president Ben Misagga, tough times continue at SC Villa as main Sponsors StarTimes terminate their agreement with the 16 time record Champions.Also read: Misagga resigns as SC Villa presidentIn a letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Club on Wednesday, the Pay-TV through their own CEO, Andy Wang cite poor public relations of the club, bad publicity (match discipline and leadership wrangles).“In the last football season 2017/18, the club had a very poor performance in terms of PR value that we are meant to get back as sponsors of the club as per what was agreed in the contract, read the letter.“There was a lot of bad publicity in regard to match discipline and leadership wrangles which is affecting our brand.The letter however hints on a prior communication that the club management sent to the company;“The purpose of this communication is therefore to agree with the communication sent to us and accept to terminate of the sponsorship contract between Sports Club Villa Limited and Star Times with immediate effect to avoid any further brand damage to Star Times.The SC Villa – StarTimes partnership dates back to November 2015 when the Pay-TV agreed to a five year sponsorship deal worth Shs1.3 Billion with the Club at its (Villa) training ground in Nsambya.The club is under trying times at the moment following another trophy-less campaign, last.From salary arrears owed to the players, the club has been embroiled in administrative and leadership wrangles which have seen the football governing body (FUFA) intervene and block their elections.The club CEO, Ivan Kakembo who bounced back a month ago to replace Valley Mugwanya is thus tasked to ensure the day to day running of the club’s affairs in this trying moment where they are yet to secure a head coach after former coach Wasswa Bbosa left foe Soana after his contract expired.Also read: Soana FC appoints Wasswa Bbosa as head coachAlso, in this epoch, the club has witnessed a massive flow out of the senior players who have left seeking greener pastures, with some joining Villa’s rivals.From the team captain Bernard Muwanga who signed for rivals KCCA FC, others including Godfrey Lwesibawa, John Adriko, Ramathan Dudu, Abel Eturude, Musa Mukasa, George Ssenkaaba, Mahad Yaya, Ibrahim Kiyemba and lately Vitalis Tabu have all left.To this effect, FUFA has summoned Kakembo for a crisis resolution meeting on Friday, 20th July 2018 at Kampala Sheraton Hotel where the FUFA President Moses Magogo, fresh from the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia and the federation CEO Edgar Watson will attend.The purpose of this meeting is to forge a way forward towards ensuring an interim government that will help to organize fresh elections and put the club in order.Comments last_img read more

Chess community mourns Shadrack Kantinti

first_img Tags: Ben MaganaShadrack Kantintitop Kantinti (R) during the 2018 Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. (PHOTO/AGENCY)KAMPALA – Dark clouds gathered over the chess fraternity on Tuesday with the unfortunate news that Olympian Shadrack Kanti ti had passed on.The 42-year-old had been battling acute liver failure and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rubuga hospital, leaving the chess family in mourning as they tried to digest the tragedy.“As we celebrate the life of  Kantinti, I would like to thank him for his dedicated service and commitment to Ugandan Chess .  Ten Olympiads is a huge record that will take a while before it’s broken. He has been one of our best players and his  contribution to chess has been priceless. As a community, we will dearly miss him. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend Shadrack.” Read a message from Uganda Chess Federation’s vice president Isaac Otim.Kantinti represented the country a record ten times at the World Chess Olympiad between 1998 and 2018. He will be remembered for his aggressive chess. Such was the trait that ensured he returned home from Mallorca, Spain in 2006 as the best player in the team having garnered seven points from a possible thirteen on board two.“I remember once I came to Uganda many years ago for NRM Open I think. I played him with white, he  essayed the Sicilian. Somewhere in the middlegame, boom! He sacced an exchange for unclear counterplay. I fought hard to contain his mischievous pieces dancing all over my position. Just when I thought everything was under control, boom! Guy unleashes a second exchange sac. So in effect it was my 2 rooks vs his BISHOP pair. My king met an untimely death somewhere in the centre of the board. Tribute to the resilience of Mr. Shadrack Kantinti. Rest in peace, my chess colleague.” Remembered Kenya’s Candidate Master Ben Magana.Kantinti will be laid  to rest at his ancestral home in Kitigoma, Buikwe district on Thursday.Comments last_img read more

Canada to share GIS know-how

first_img3 November 2005Canada is willing to share its Geographic Information System (GIS) expertise with South Africa.Canadian high commissioner Sandelle Scrimshaw told delegates from both countries at a GIS seminar in Pretoria on Wednesday that her country had amassed skills in research, development and technology and was willing to share with the rest of the continent.“We are keen to share these with South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world,” she said, adding that Canada viewed South Africa as a strategic partner for science and technology on the continent.“I know that our companies are also willing to collaborate with their African counterparts,” she said.Strategic partnershipDelegates met at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria to explore potential areas of co-operation in science and technology between the two countries.Earth observation and geosciences constitute strategic priorities for South Africa and play a crucial role in informing policy and decision making.GIS is a system that manages, analyses, and disseminates geographic knowledge.Throughout AfricaCanadian Director for Natural Resources Martin Aube said they had already embarked on earth science activities in other African countries such as Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique and Senegal.He said his country was also supporting African countries to address environmental challenges such as natural resource management and environmental impact assessment.General Director for the Canadian Space Agency Paul Engel said they used space to monitor areas at risk for malaria and other diseases.Space policySpace Affairs Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry Mothibi Ramusi said South Africa was currently developing a space policy.He said there is a satellite centre at the Hartebeespoort that could help the country in terms of disaster management.Ramusi said Africa faced challenges of poverty and climate change and that the information and analysis GIS provided could help the continent to deal with these issues.He said that access to satellite data at an affordable rate was a problem. “Other challenges [are getting] operating licence and hardware costs as well as availability of basic information such as statistics,” he said.Monitoring toolHowever, Ramusi acknowledged that earth observation had societal benefits in terms of monitoring service delivery, especially in South Africa.“In South Africa, government is embarking on service delivery programmes so earth observation can be used as a monitoring tool in this regard,” he said.Ramusi recommended that the co-operation between South Africa and Canada focus on exchange programmes of domain experts and well as exposure to technological development relating to GIS.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Is WebOS Just Helping Microsoft Build a Better Version of Windows?

first_imgRelated Posts klint finley Last week Hewlett-Packardannounced it will be brining WebOS to PCs. In an interivew with the Seattle Times, HP CTO of Personal Systems Phil McKinney says that HP isn’t ditching Windows, but will integrate WebOS with Windows. “It will be a combination of taking the existing operating systems and bringing WebOS onto those platforms and making it universal across all of our footprint,” McKinney said. “It’s not virtualization. It’s an integrated WebOS experience we’re looking to bring.”On the subject of WebOS in the enterprise McKinnley said:The key is what we see as the consumerization of IT. Look at how many technologies going into the enterprise are really decided by the consumer. I go out and buy a consumer phone, bring it into the workplace and say, ‘I want my e-mail on this consumer phone,’ right? I buy a pad, I bring a pad in.What you’re seeing is this collapse — this lack of differentiation — that’s going to happen between what is a consumer technology and what is an enterprise technology. What the enterprises really want is manageability, security. There’s an entire WebOS roadmap to build in all of the security models so not only is it a great consumer device. But it will be the best and most friendly enterprise device that allows the enterprises to manage it, control it, secure the piece of information that’s important to the enterprise, but all in one device experience.Bob Warfield likens this to New Wave, a graphical desktop environment introduced by HP in 1989. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#mobile It’s probably a little too early to draw comparisons between WebOS and New Wave, without seeing exactly how WebOS will integrate with Windows. But Warfield isn’t optimistic. “The little things it adds that have been demoed so far are all obvious things Microsoft should be building into Windows and in fact will have to build if they want to make their Nokia partnership perform as it should,” Warfield writes.What sorts of things? Warfield elaborates in another post. He thinks Nokia and Microsoft need to focus on doing a better job at serving Windows users than Android and iOS. “HP is showing some fascinating new developments,” he writes. “For example, the ability to see your phone’s instant messages on your PC without having to go get the phone in the next room. That’s the kind of stuff Nokia-Microsoft should be doing for Windows.”Warfield sees HP basically in competition with Nokia/Microsoft for third place after Android and iOS. I would add RIM to the competition for that spot as well. Which means the enterprise security angle McKinney mentioned will be important in this power struggle.Warfield thinks HP is giving Microsoft a big advantage here, just as the company did when it introduced New Wave. “It introduced some cool stuff that Redmond promptly scooped up and marginalized through various releases of their own,” he writes. “Their [Microsoft’s] engine is not particularly innovative, but if someone else can show them what to do that’s in a format not too far removed from what they’re familiar with they will grind that stuff out like nobody else.”What do you think? Is HP just helping Microsoft build a better version of Windows? Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Stop Trying to Make Selling Easy

first_imgThe reason you want the lowest price is because you believe it makes selling easy. If you can take price out of the equation, then you eliminate one of your buyer’s primary considerations. This doesn’t help your buyer get the outcome they need. It’s all about you. It’s all about making your job easier.The reason you want the very best product is because you want the product to do the work for you. You want an overwhelming list of features and benefits that eliminate any competition so that you don’t have to do the work of building value yourself. This isn’t about what your buyer wants or needs. It’s about what you want or what you need.The reason you want to work for a big, well-recognized brand is because you believe that the brand will do most of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to selling. It isn’t about the value that you can create; you could create value working for a scrappy start-up. It isn’t about the value your company can create. It’s about making selling easier.You love lead generation, demand generation, and marketing qualified leads because, in your mind, it eliminates the need for you to build relationships and open new opportunities. You believe that you are better in front of clients once they’ve agreed to discussing their challenges with you. But the most difficult part of selling is helping your clients understand why they need to change.The reason you want prospective clients to give you an RFP is because it eliminates the process where you build new relationships and create new opportunities. It takes you right to the point where you get to talk about your product or service and where you get to share your price. You believe this makes selling easier because you skip the hard parts of the sales process.You are better off studying, practicing, and learning to sell than you are trying to make selling easy. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba in Panchkula: Mumbai Beat Tamil 36-32

first_imgTamil Thalaivas come into the match against U Mumba on the back of a 29-point defeat to Gujarat Fortunegiants in their previous match. With a playoffs spot out of reach for the team, they will want to give it their all in their final three matches of the season to finish on a high. Ending their winless streak before the end of the season and getting some winning momentum will do their confidence a world of good.’Showman’ Rahul Chaudhari, the team’s leading raider this season, completed 1000 overall points in the team’s previous match and is inching closer to the 1000 raid point mark as well. With three matches left and 58 raid points to go, Chaudhari may not get there this season but will want to get as close to the mark as possible in his remaining games. The team struggled defensively in their previous match in the absence of Manjeet Chhillar, as M. Abishek was their top-scoring defender of the match with just two tackle points.The veteran Corner duo of Ran Singh and Mohit Chhillar scored just one tackle point between themselves and will also want to end their campaign well too. Young V Ajith Kumar has also had a good season and could prove to be a big threat against the experienced U Mumba defence.#VIVOProKabaddi landed at the Pink City and the citizens gave it a royal welcome!See how they greeted the spirit of Panga, and catch LIVE action:⌛️: Every day, 7 PM📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/FdS4sgdCRt— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 30, 2019After managing to stitch together two consecutive wins for the first time in this campaign, U Mumba slumped to a loss against Bengaluru Bulls in their previous match. The team will want to put in more consistent performances going forward as the race for the playoffs is in its final stretch and teams will want to have winning momentum going into the business end of the league.Abhishek Singh scored another Super 10 in his previous outing and has been exceptional for the team in the raiding department. He has also received support from Athul MS and Arjun Deshwal. ‘Sultan’ Fazel Atrachali and Surinder Singh have been rock-solid in defence.But the form of Harendra Kumar will be a worry for the team. Sandeep Narwal could manage two points in seven tackle attempts in the team’s previous match and his susceptibility to going in for advanced tackles could be exploited by Tamil Thalaivas’ raiders.last_img read more