Pochettino: Difficult to succeed without right tools

first_imgMauricio Pochettino insisted it is difficult to succeed without the right tools as he compared Premier League hopefuls Tottenham to Formula One team McLaren.Tottenham did not sign a player in January – the second successive window without reinforcements having failed to bring in new faces at the start of the season.Spurs – who are preparing for the Champions League last 16 against Borussia Dortmund – are also without star duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli as they try to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Disappointed with the lack of transfer business, Pochettino used an F1 analogy to discuss Tottenham’s battle for silverware – highlighting Fernando Alonso’s struggles at McLaren, where he finished 11th while Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton topped the standings in 2018.”We were waiting for different situations that maybe happen or don’t like every transfer window,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to Newcastle United, with Spurs third and seven points behind leaders Liverpool.”I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club. If you see the [Premier League] table, we are there, a lot can happen.” “The mentality is to keep pushing, believe that you can score and win. Never give up.”#COYS pic.twitter.com/3ryIoaSfJI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 1, 2019Pochettino added: “When you work in football, it’s because you want to win. It’s easy to be passionate and shout ‘I am a winner’ but if you don’t have the tools to win, it’s difficult.”Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the best drivers in Formula One. But if you put Hamilton in McLaren last season and Alonso in Mercedes, it’s the same story, Hamilton on the bottom and Alonso on the top. That’s the reality.”I follow Formula One. I love McLaren. But it wasn’t competitive last season. That’s the reality, no? But do you think that’s a problem with Alonso or a problem with the car?”Also, you can have an amazing car but you can crash after the first bend. You can crash with an amazing car and not win.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Renewed Mandate for Commission

first_imgEducation Minister Jamie Muir introduced legislation today, Oct.1, to replace the act that now governs the Maritime ProvincesHigher Education Commission (MPHEC) and to strengthen regionalco-operation in higher education. The proposed Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission Actbetter reflects the commission’s renewed and refocused mandate.The commission has been operating under a new mandate since 1997when the three provinces signed a memorandum of understanding forregional co-operation. “Working together with the other provinces as a member of theMPHEC makes sense for our students, our universities and theprovince,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The MaritimeProvinces Higher Education Commission helps ensure our studentscontinue to benefit from quality programs and our universitieshave the solid information they need to help with long-termplanning.” MPHEC is an agency of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. Under its current mandate, MPHEC has four core functions. It approves new university programs and monitors the quality ofexisting programs for continuous improvement. The approvals andmonitoring ensure quality programs are offered at Maritimeinstitutions and reduce duplication. The commission collects, maintains and distributes informationabout the post-secondary education system in the Maritimes. Italso conducts commissioned research. Projects include graduatesurveys and accessibility studies. These functions support publicaccountability and inform the development of effective post-secondary education policies, programs and initiatives. Finally, MPHEC facilitates the transfer of funds betweenprovinces for specialty programs such as medicine at Dalhousie,forestry in New Brunswick and veterinary science in Prince EdwardIsland. The new MPHEC legislation is one of many provincial initiativesunderway to enhance regional co-operation and post-secondaryeducation. The province is continuing to work with universitypresidents on a memorandum of understanding. The understandingwill provide three-year funding to help universities to minimizetuition increases and to help support long range planning. The province is also working with other Atlantic provinces on aproposal to the federal government to help universities addressthe cost of maintaining buildings. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is funded bythe provinces and reports to the ministers responsible for post-secondary education. There are eleven universities in NovaScotia. As a result, the province to provides 52 per cent of theMPHEC funding. The province’s contribution was more than $580,000in 2004-05. Legislation to renew the MPHEC mandate was introduced andassented to in P.E.I. in 2002 and New Brunswick in 2003. It wasfirst introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature in spring of 2002(Bill 104). It received second reading, but did not receive thirdreading. Proclamation of the legislation will be co-ordinatedamong the three provinces.last_img read more

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At dedication of memorial UN chief lauds Franklin Delano Roosevelts global vision

“No single person was more instrumental in the founding of the United Nations than Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” the Secretary-General told a ceremony at the dedication of a public space – the Four Freedoms Park – in honour of the US leader on Roosevelt Island in New York’s East River within sight of the UN Headquarters complex on the island of Manhattan.“He had the vision. He helped develop the plans. He even gave us our name,” Mr. Ban said of the man who first coined the term United Nations to depict the post-war world he envisioned in a 1942 declaration by the 26 countries then fighting against Germany, Italy and Japan. President Roosevelt died on 12 April 1945. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the UN Charter had been ratified by a number of countries. In the lead-up to that moment, representatives of 50 countries had conferred in the US city of San Francisco to draw up the Charter. The park’s name, Four Freedoms Park, derives directly from that vision in which Mr. Roosevelt enshrined freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear as rights to be enjoyed by everybody everywhere on the face of the Earth. “President Roosevelt was driven by a global vision. He understood that an individual’s dreams were not restricted by that individual’s passport. He knew that aspirations could not be confined to national borders,” Mr. Ban said. “And he believed deeply that leaders everywhere must help people everywhere live those dreams.” “He did not live long enough to see the United Nations come to pass. Yet his words guide us every day as we seek to advance peace and security, promote development, and uphold human rights around the world,” the Secretary-General noted.Among those attending the dedication of the Park, a four-acre triangular expanse of green flanked by 120 trees that lead to a bronze bust of the President Roosevelt on a white granite open-air plaza, were New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former US President Bill Clinton and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a granddaughter of the late president. “More than 60 years later, the Four Freedoms remain a guide post, and this park will be a lighthouse. It will be a source of comfort knowing that FDR is looking out on the United Nations, and it will be a source of inspiration looking out on him from the 38th floor,” Mr. Ban said, referring to the executive offices at the top of UN Headquarters. He added, “We at the United Nations are also in the building business. And as we celebrate what you have built here today, we pledge to continue building on the goals and the values of the Four Freedoms and the United Nations Charter for all people and all time.” read more

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