Sterling ‘to reject contract offer’

first_imgRaheem Sterling is poised to reject Liverpool’s initial offer of a new contract, according to the Daily Mail.The 17-year-old from Harlesden has been discussing an improved deal at Anfield, with other clubs said to be keen to lure him away.It is claimed Liverpool are preparing to offer him in the region of £20,000 a week but Sterling’s camp believe he deserves closer to £50,000.Sterling, who left QPR to move to Merseyside in 2010, turns 18 next month.Click here for the Chelsea v Liverpool quizSee also:Sterling in line for new 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

IPFT accuses BJP of violence in run-up to panchayat bypolls

first_imgThe Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura on Wednesday lashed out at its coalition partner BJP for adopting violent means to prevent its candidates from filing nominations for the three-tier panchayat by-elections in the State. The party also issued a fresh threat that it was not eschewing its demand for a separate tribal State and announced to strive hard to achieve ‘Twipraland’.“We are very much surprised over violent incidents committed with the sole intention of preventing our candidates from submitting nomination papers. We request the State Election Commission to reschedule election in areas where the poll process was disturbed,” IPFT assistant general secretary and party spokesperson Mangal Debbarma told reporters after a meeting of the coordination committee comprising the IPFT and its front organisations. The meeting passed a resolution to appeal to the BJP for a discussion on all outstanding issues for the smooth functioning of the coalition government in the State.Statewide movement The party announced that it would coordinate with allied groups to launch a State-wide movement to press the demand for ‘Twipraland’. “The nature of the movement will be decided shortly by the coordination committee,” Mr. Debbarma added.The BJP deplored the statements of the IPFT and blamed it for the violence across the State. It said that several BJP leaders, including a party MLA, his spouse, and supporters, were injured in the incidents, which call for intervention of the security forces.The IPFT and the BJP had tied up for the Assembly elections in the State to rout the CPI(M)-led Left Front. However, they are fighting separately in the panchayat bypolls.In a related development, the CPI(M) continued its protest over pre-poll violence in the State. The party leaders and cadres staged a protest outside the office of the State Election Commission on Wednesday. The three-tier panchayat by-elections in Tripura will be held on September 30.last_img read more

MS Dhoni lauds Virat Kohli and R Ashwin for special efforts in 2nd Test match

first_imgCaptain MS Dhoni on Monday gave full marks to Virat Kohli and R Ashwin, the architects of India’s win over New Zealand here on Monday, for soaking up the pressure and bowling brilliantly, respectively.”Virat, I felt, played really well in this Test match because we needed someone to soak up the pressure. He was the guy who did that in both the innings,” said Dhoni, referring to Kohli’s knocks of 103 and 51 not out.”There are two ways to tackle pressure – either you fight through it or you just soak it. He showed excellent temperament.”Off-spinner Ashwin took six wickets in New Zealand’s second innings, taking his series tally to 18 and winning the Man of the Series award.”He is bowling brilliantly. If you see the two Tests, there were some periods where the spinners got some assistance from the pitch. Overall, the wickets were quite good to bat on and we had to bowl consistently in one area which I felt at sometimes made it difficult for Ashwin because he is someone who loves to take wickets,” Dhoni told reporters.”He is someone who has got variations. He is learning that. The good thing is that both the spinners complement each other. When one is taking wickets, the other one keeps it tight so the batsmen can’t score too many runs. They are hunting well together.” Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who bagged 13 wickets in the series, also came in for praise from his skipper.Dhoni also lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his contribution at No.3 spot in the short series. “It’s pleasing to see the youngsters perform. As far as missing somebody like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman is concerned, you will always miss them. When Pujara comes and scores a 150 or 160, you will still miss them because of the kind of performances they have given in the past 15 or 16 years,” he averred.”Pujara was good in this innings as well as in the last Test. So it is a learning process and it is a big positive for us.”New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor said that his team did not score sufficient runs. “If we’re brutally honest, we would have liked to score a few more runs in that first innings to put pressure on India. We’d like to have restricted them to a few less runs. I wouldn’t put it down to just one little moment. It was just that we lost the Test match over time,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attack

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attackby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says they need to improve their attack next month.Benitez was frustrated after their 0-0 draw with Fulham.He said, “We have to put into perspective where we were at the beginning and we are now playing against teams like Fulham and Wolves who have spent a lot of money during the summer.”But we carry on with a group of players who have been doing really well for us, fighting every game, but sometimes in these types of games you can see we need a little bit more and that is what we are looking for.” last_img read more

11 days agoWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpool

first_imgWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady admits it still feels strange playing against Liverpool.The centre-back spent 15 years at Anfield before joining Huddersfield Town in 2015.”It’s a weird feeling, when I play against them I want to win more than ever. I don’t know why that is. I just do,” said Coady.Asked about the Reds’ chances this season, Coady added: “I know it’s early doors, but I think with Liverpool this year they don’t seem to be panicking.”People are talking about them conceding and not keeping clean sheets but when they do they think it’s okay cause we can score another. City seemed like that last year.”With Liverpool, they missed out on the Champions League the year before and then they kick on again because the manager is that good.”I don’t want to speak too soon but they look to be going [up] again which is so good to see for them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former FSU RB Says It’s “Dumb Sh*t” For Jimbo Fisher To Start Jacques Patrick Over Mario Pender

first_imgFormer Florida State running back Karlos Williams is upset – and a little misinformed. Saturday afternoon, Williams, who is clearly watching his alma mater take on Syracuse, tweeted out his displeasure with head coach Jimbo Fisher for starting freshman Jacques Patrick over junior Mario Pender at running back in place of injured star Dalvin Cook. The only problem? Pender is out for the contest, still recovering from a collapsed lung he suffered back in September.Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 12.17.23 PM Williams later realized his mistake.Pender ain’t dressed. Wtf— Karlos Williams Sr (@Karlos_29_SR) October 31, 2015 Pender did return to practice this week, for what it’s worth. But he’s been listed as out since Thursday.Fisher also said that Terrance Smith, Mario Pender, Marcus Lewis, Derrick Kelly will be out for Syracuse. Ryan Hoefeld is questionable.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) October 29, 2015Another reminder to never tweet.last_img read more

EDC says probe clears staff after corruption claim related to SNCLavalin

first_imgOTTAWA — Export Development Canada says an independent review has cleared its personnel of any wrongdoing after a claim that its staff turned a blind eye to bribery and corruption in a 2011 transaction involving SNC-Lavalin.The Crown corporation launched a three-month probe after CBC News reported allegations by an unnamed SNC-Lavalin insider stating it was well known within the engineering firm that “technical fees” in its proposals included cash earmarked for local consultants or agents.The source alleged these technical fees can amount to millions of dollars and should have been detected by EDC personnel as they evaluated SNC-Lavalin’s application for support on a project in Africa.EDC, which acts as a credit agency for Canadian firms looking to do business abroad, provided SNC-Lavalin with between $250 million and $500 million worth of “political risk insurance” for its deal to work on the Matala Dam in Angola.A spokeswoman for the Crown corporation says it’s only providing statements on the review’s findings and cannot release the report itself because it contains confidential commercial information.The probe conducted by the law firm Fasken involved interviews with EDC staff as well as a review of 1.7 million records related to SNC-Lavalin and the project.“Fasken did not find any evidence that EDC personnel had knowledge of, or were wilfully blind to, bribery and corruption in relation to the project as had been alleged,” the Crown corporation said in a statement.The law firm, EDC says, is conducting an additional review of its transaction screening process.A spokeswoman for SNC-Lavalin declined to comment on the CBC report when it came out last spring, except to say the allegation in the story dated back to prior to 2012. The company has argued that despite past bad behaviour by some executives, it has cleaned house.Earlier this year, the beleaguered Montreal-based firm was at the heart of a political controversy that engulfed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for months.Trudeau lost two senior cabinet ministers, a top aide and the country’s top public servant as a result of allegations that his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office last fall to halt a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.The prime minister has denied his officials acted inappropriately.Since the winter, a number of public opinion polls have suggested support for the Liberals slid following the SNC-Lavalin affair.Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Australian competition regulator gives OK to Saputo deal for Murray Goulburn

first_imgMONTREAL – Australia’s competition regulator has signed off on Quebec dairy giant Saputo Inc.’s proposed purchase of dairy processor Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. after the Canadian company agreed to sell a key plant.The regulator had raised concerns the acquisition would give Saputo control of the two largest dairy plants in southwest Victoria and southeast South Australia.Under the deal with the regulator, Saputo will sell Murray Goulburn’s Koroit plant within a specified period to a buyer which will need to be approved by the regulator.The agreement also includes details of transitional milk supply arrangements and independent management for the plant until it is sold.Saputo announced the deal to buy Murray Goulburn in October for $1.3 billion.The deal still requires approval by Murray Goulburn shareholders and Australia’s foreign investment review board.Companies in this story: (TSX:SAP)last_img read more

City staff release concept designs for major intersection

first_img“Council is excited to see this addition to our downtown, we are requesting City staff look into the possibility of the Arctic Grayling sculpture being carved of ice each winter,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. City staff encourage you to visit the Let’s Talk 100 Street project website at letstalk.fortstjohn.ca and sign up for the project newsletter to stay up-to-date with the progress. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The staff of the City of Fort St. John shared today due to ageing underground infrastructure and last summer’s water main break, the intersection at 100 Street and 100 Avenue requires urgent attention. The City of Fort St John staff goes on to say they have begun the planning and engagement process to upgrade and improve 100 Street. However the intersection calls for immediate remediation work and City staff have started working with a renowned Florence, Italy-based architecture and engineering firm to develop a concept. The concept, estimated at $41 million, calls for the construction of a traffic circle to improve the flow of traffic while allowing for a significant public art installation. Additionally, City staff commissioned a world-renowned artist to celebrate the Arctic Grayling, an important fresh-water fish of the north, which centers a stunning large heated fountain. last_img read more