Poch in crisis mode as Spurs concede TENTH goal in two games at Brighton

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO said yesterday he did not want to Tottenham’s week to become a drama.Well, at the Amex today it turned into a crisis.2 Mauricio Pochettino is overseeing a full-blown crisis at SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyA ruddy full-blown one.A 3-0 drubbing at lowly Brighton coming hard on the heels on Tuesday’s 7-2 battering at home by Bayern Munich, means the Spurs boss is under the type of pressure he has not experienced since the start of his first season in charge in 2014.Back then he had the fans on his back after four games without a win.Now it is even worse.This loss means the North Londoners have now lost SEVENTEEN matches in 2019 – more than any other Premier League club, including the Seagulls.Pochettino’s stars never recovered from Hugo Lloris’ howler and horrific injuy which left them 1-0 down and without their keeper and captain – probably for the rest of the season – after just 150 seconds.Yes his broken elbow was a bitter blow, but just like they did on Tuesday, his team-mates showed they have no backbone.The dramatic comebacks and never-say-die attitude that were the hallmarks of last season’s run to the Champions League final have been erased by a poor start to the season which has seen the return of their traditional soft underbelly. The Lilywhites are once again lily-livered.And to think Tottenham fans were worried about boss Poch leaving them for Real Madrid.At this rate, they will be offering to drive him there themselves.2 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img read more

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Pom men’s softball resumes

first_imgPresident, Tony Daple confirmed A grade and B grade games will go ahead after a meeting held this week to finalise the draws.The draws for Saturday, January 9 are:A grade:10am- United Brothers vs Brown Eagles 11:30am- Manta Rays vs Defence1pm- PNG Power vs Yokomo2:30pm- Bears vs GazelleB grade:10am- PNG Power vs Yokomo11:30am- Bears vs Gazelle1pm- United Brothers vs Brown Eagles2:30pm- Manta Rays vs DefenceSunday 10th January:A grade:10am- Bears vs Defence11:30am-Gazelle vs Yokomo1pm- Manta Rays vs Brown Eagles2:30pm- PNG Power Vs WolvesB Grade:10am- Manta Rays vs Brown Eagles11:30am- PNG Power Vs Wolves1pm- Bears vs Defence2:30pm- Gazelle vs Yokomo The Port Moresby women’s competition will resume on January 16.last_img

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Mike Tyson’s cannabis company could sponsor Everton

first_imgNow Swissx has taken advantage to succeed SportPesa. “They contacted me and have already offered me designs with all the Swissx logo in blue, something I do not like, but it will look goodDavid said, adding: “When I first came to England, everyone supported Manchester United and Liverpool, and everyone was wearing red. I liked the blue and I liked the shield, so I selected Everton to support it. It is a kind of mystique ”.Swissx is owned by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and Greek billionaire Alki David.. In a recent interview with the BBC, he claimed that his brand “is not a brand of marijuana, it is a brand of CBD (Cannabidiol) based on health, not fun.” CBD is a natural component of cannabis, but unlike THC, it has no psychoactive or psychotropic effects. Therefore, it does not produce the “stone” effect. “The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and other major sports leagues accept it,” concludes David. The cannabis company Swissx, which belongs to famous boxer Mike Tyson, is having talks with Everton to seal a sponsorship deal.. This was confirmed by the CEO of the company, Alki David, in an interview with the Insider.com portal. To reach a good port, would be the first deal for a Premier League team with a cannabis company.Some days ago, FC Barcelona had to deny the information that had emerged about the possibility that Swissx was negotiating with the Catalan club to name the Camp Nou. “I am not leaving Barça, I am keeping the door open,” said David, “but now we are committed to Everton to take over his shirt.” The brand, according to the CEO, would appear on the front of the kit.SportPesa, the current jersey sponsor of the Merseyside County club, agreed in February to terminate his contract., therefore, from next season, the ‘toffees’ will have a new sponsor. The club’s statement at the time said that it had been “a difficult decision”, but that it would allow them to better fulfill their “business plan and take advantage of new opportunities”That were presented to them. This agreement, according to the club itself, has allowed it to grow its footprint in Africa and “further strengthen” its relationship with the continent.last_img read more

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Canadian Natural Resources buys Devon Energy for $3.8 billion

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has signed a deal to buy the Canadian operations of Devon Energy Corp. for $3.8 billion.The assets include thermal in situ oilsands production and conventional primary heavy crude oil operations located adjacent to existing Canadian Natural assets.The production acquired under the deal totals 128,300 barrels per day, including 108,200 from the thermal in situ operations and 20,100 from the conventional operations.- Advertisement -Canadian Natural says the deal also includes 607,000 hectares of land, of which 405,000 hectares are undeveloped, providing significant upside value and opportunities.Devon, which put its Canadian assets up for sale February, is the latest foreign company to reduce its ownership in the oilsands in recent years. Other companies that have made similar moves include Norway’s Statoil, France’s Total SA, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil and Houston-based ConocoPhillips.The transaction, which is subject to normal closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close June 27Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man City boss Pellegrini confirms Toure talks at the end of the season

first_imgManchester City will sit down with Yaya Toure at the end of the season to discuss his future with the club, boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.The Ivorian, 32, has failed to reproduce last year’s exceptional form, which helped the Blues with the Premier League for a second time in three years.Rumours of his unhappiness at the Eithad Stadium have also continued from the end of the last campaign, and his agent has claimed it is 90 per cent certain he will exit the club this summer.But despite Dimitri Seluk’s comments, Pellegrini has insisted they will only talk about his future once they have played their final match.“I don’t talk about speculation,” he said. “It’s just words that his agent has said. I don’t know why he’s talking in that way.“Yaya Toure is here and happy. We’re not talking about next year. After the game against Southampton we will sit and talk about the future with the player, the owner and the directors.“At the moment we are just focussing on finishing in second place.”last_img read more

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Fernando Hierro looks gloomy as he takes charge of first Spain training session

first_img 3 The Spanish players are put through their paces in Krasnodar 3 Hierro takes charge of his first session as Spain boss Fernando Hierro has taken charge of his first session in charge of the Spain national team.The former Real Madrid defender was appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s successor on Wednesday afternoon in a surprising turn of events. Lopetegui was appointed Real Madrid manager on Tuesday to replace outgoing boss Zinedine Zidane.The 51-year-old had overseen a 20-match unbeaten run since taking over after Euro 2016And if these pictures are anything to go by, his successor has a job on his hands.Hierro was pictured at Spain’s training camp in Krasnodar looking particularly melancholy on the eve of the tournament.center_img The former Bolton Wanderers defender, who has previously managed Real Oviedo, insisted his players were up for the fight ahead of their opening group game against Portugal on Friday.He said: “”The players are excited, they want this challenge.“It’s a challenge for everyone. We have no time to dwell.“I know they’re going to give 100%. In a World Cup nobody gives anything away. Spain will be looking to recreate their 2010 success in Russia 3 “We all know what this means and our responsibilities.”After facing Portugal, the Spanish players will face Iran on June 20 and Morocco on June 25.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom: Live talkSPORT commentary and team news

first_imgSheffield Wednesday are unbeaten at home this season as they welcome Championship high-fliers West Brom.Despite surrendering plenty of possession to Yorkshire rivals Leeds in their last match, Wednesday came away with a solid point to leave them within touching distance of the top-six. Getty 1 Darren Moore’s side have found their groove RANKED FOOTBALL LATEST MONEY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Baggies have found their feet after a fast start and reached the summit after a hard-fought 3-2 win at Preston – only for Leeds to leapfrog them on Tuesday night.They’re scoring goals for fun and can extend their winning streak to four games with a victory.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Wednesday, October 3.Kick-off at Hillsborough is at 7.45pm.The last time West Brom visited here was in 2009, when they recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory.How can I listen to talkSPORT?You can hear live commentary of this game on talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm.The channel is available through DAB radio, via the talkSPORT mobile app and our web player. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade What is the team news?Marco Matias and Daniel Pudil could make a comeback after resuming full training.Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Thornily replaced the pair against Leeds and are ready to fill in again if needed.West Brom have a clean bill of health as they chase a fourth consecutive Championship win.last_img read more

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Making agriculture more visible

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Support for agriculture and rural communities not only comes from within these communities, but from outside communities as well.Farm Credit Mid-America is working to make agriculture visible outside rural and farming communities in an effort to bolster support for the industry.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Farm Credit Mid-America’s Tara Durbin to find out more.last_img

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Green Building Database to Expand

first_imgA group of builders in the Pacific Northwest specializing in sustainable building practices is hoping to enlarge its Code Innovations Database with an online Crowdrise campaign to raise $40,000 by January 7.The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, based in Seattle, said that the database already is filled with information about innovative designs, technology, and materials, but the Guild would like to add hundreds more case studies and profiles on green building codes and make it useful to more builders.Despite 20 years of ground-breaking efforts to advance sustainable building, innovative builders “still face an uphill climb and regulatory hurdles that can slow or even stop their best ideas from being adopted more broadly,” a statement posted at the website says.The money will be used to publish additional case studies on successful projects, add profiles on innovative green building codes, and advocate for policy innovation.“EcoBuilders,” as the site calls them, are advocating designs that go beyond LEED certification to meet the requirements of more rigorous programs such as the Living Building Challenge or Passivhaus. According to the Guild, these builders often discover that the process is “fraught with regulatory disconnects from building codes and policies that haven’t caught up with the pace of innovation.“We can’t let the slow moving, bureaucratic process stall or even stop proven technology from being adopted more broadly,” the group said. “We have to make it easier to build green.”If information is shared freely between builders, code enforcement officials, and developers, then green building practices can be advanced more rapidly, the group said.last_img read more

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How Bad Do You Want It?

first_imgDo you want what you want so much that you will get up in the lonely hours of the morning to work on it? Are you willing to stop hitting the snooze button on your life to have what you want?Do you want it so badly that you will stay up late into the evening doing the work it takes to have what it is you want? Does your desire to get what you want keep you up at night?Will you abandon the novelties and the distractions and invest your time and energy in moving towards what you really want instead? Are you willing to give it that kind of disciplined focus?Are you willing to learn what you need to learn? Do you want it that bad enough to go back to square one and start over with a different knowledge base? Are you willing to unlearn?Are you willing to scrap what you have always believed and try on new beliefs? Can you delete your self-limiting beliefs and replace them with an empowering set of beliefs that will support you getting what you really want?Are you willing to ignore the cynics, the skeptics, and the critics who will do everything in the power to remind you that what you want isn’t worth fighting for, can’t be achieved, and even if it could be you wouldn’t be the one to achieve it?Do you want what you want bad enough to do the things that make you uncomfortable? Are you willing to stretch yourself more than you have ever stretched yourself?Are you prepared to fail visibly, embarrassingly, and gloriously and rise from the ashes to try again and again? Will you run through this cycle enough times to get what you want?Are you really willing to pay the full price for what you want, whatever the price? Do you understand what that price is?A single “no” answer to any of these questions means you don’t want it bad enough. Now how bad do you want it?last_img read more

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