Mourinho earning £15m-a-year at Spurs… almost DOUBLE Poch’s salary

first_imgThe Spaniard is the best-paid manager in the country, having led Manchester City to two consecutive Premier League titles.The Eithad club want to tie him down to a new contract and the former Barcelona boss’ wage is estimated to be between £15m and £20m.Mourinho’s former protegee Frank Lampard agreed a £5.5m per season deal to take charge of Chelsea, in only his second season in the dugout.Super Frank’s boyhood club West Ham went all out to land Manuel Pellegrini by paying him £7m, while Southampton fork out £6m a year to Ralph Hasenhuttl for his services.Arsenal coach Unai Emery is also on a £6m salary, ironically off the pace again of his top-four competitors.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCompleting the top ten are Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, on £5m per season, and £4m earner Eddie Howe of Bournemouth.Burnley manager Sean Dyche is thought to be on £3.5m after keeping the club up once again last season with Everton and Wolves’ Portuguese bosses, Marco Silva and Nuno Espirito Santo, taking home £3m.Steve Bruce is thought to be the worst paid boss in the top-flight, reportedly netting a paltry £1m, a sixth of what predecessor Rafa Benitez was taking home.2Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager — but the cost of winning silverware has finally forced Daniel Levy to loosen the purse strings.The Special One will earn almost double the wage of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino at a whopping £15million a year.2 Jose Mourinho’s yearly salary at Tottenham will be almost double his predecessor Mauricio PochettinoThe Portuguese manager, 56, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the north London club that is worth the same as his contract at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.It means that Mourinho will also be replacing Pochettino as the Premier League’s second-highest-paid boss…but at double the cost.But Poch, 47, – who was sacked five months after leading Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final – was on £7.5m less than his successor following the £42.5m-worth deal he signed last year.After impressing as United interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed half of Mourinho’s wage at £7.5m for three years, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp understood to be on the same amount.Meanwhile Jose, who counts finishing second with the Red Devils as among his best achievements, may not be so thrilled to be runners-up in the wages table to old rival Pep Guardiola.last_img read more

Food Loss, Waste, a Barrier to Poverty Reduction

first_imgThe world loses or wastes one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the latest issue of the World Bank’s quarterly Food Price Watch citing Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Resources Institute estimates.In regions rife with undernourishment, such as Africa and South Asia, this shocking loss translates to 400 to 500 calories per person, per day—and up to 1520 calories in the developed world.World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said “The amount of food wasted and lost globally is shameful.” “Millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every night and yet millions of tons of food end up in trash cans or spoiled on the way to market. We have to tackle this problem in every country in order to improve food security and to end poverty.”According to the latest edition of Food Price Watch , global food prices declined by 3 percent over the last quarter but remain close to historical peaks, driven by record-setting harvests in wheat, maize and rice, increased supplies, and stronger global stocks.Domestic prices showed large variations across countries, as is typical. Stable prices continue among a number of regions, while mixed trends are evident in East and South Asia, as a result of seasonal factors, procurement policies, and localized production shortfalls.According to the report, the Bank’s Food Price Index in January 2014 was 11 percent lower than a year ago, and 18 percent below the all-time peak in August 2012. However, prices over the last quarter declined by only half the amount of the previous quarter (June-October 2013). Wheat prices notably declined by 15 percent this quarter, reversing previously seen increases (especially in October 2013), and the price of internationally traded maize fell by 2 percent, extending the consecutive price decline to nine months.Pressures on food prices are expected to weaken in the short term, with normal trends in terms of crop conditions anticipated in the coming months. However, weather concerns in Argentina, Australia, and parts of China, higher oil prices, and the anticipated release of rice stockpiles in Thailand, need continued careful monitoring.The report also outlines the economic, environmental, natural resources and poverty implications of food loss and waste, and suggests engineering and policy interventions in developing and developed countries to tackle this growing issue.How the World Bank Group is helpingThe World Bank Group says it is committed to boosting agriculture and agriculture-related investment. In 2013, new Bank Group commitments to agriculture and related sectors were US$8.1 billion.   For IBRD/IDA, assistance to agriculture and related sectors has risen from an average of 9 percent of total lending in FY10-12, to 12 percent in FY13.The International Finance Corporation (IFC), according to the World Bank, made US$4.4 billion in private sector investments across the food supply chain in FY13. These investments, the Bank said supported projects that promote access to finance, access to inputs like seeds, equipment and advice, and access to markets through infrastructure and food-processing facilities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FeJAL, LIWOMAC Want Women Promoted in Governance

first_imgThe Female Journalist of Liberia FeJAL and partner Liberia Women Media Action committee LIWOMAC have ended a two day conference with the theme: “Promoting Women in Governance.”The workshop, which started Tuesday, January 28, brought together some key panelists like Madam Ruth Ceaser, chairperson Liberia, National Women Political Forum, Mr. Nathaniel McGill Secretary General for Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Maureen Sieh, Senior Media Specialist IREX-Liberia and others.Serving as panelists Ruth Ceaser said “the history of women in politics shows that women have  been discriminated because of societal and cultural barrier.”She further that the struggle of the Liberian women for political emancipation has been one of continuous challenges and opportunities.She also said women’s participation in politics and political process and every area of decision making is significant because it was significant for Liberian and all African women to rise above cultural barriers and put the kitchen behind them.Madam Ceaser said there was a bill that needed to be passed by the Legislature describing it as the 30 percent Gender Equity Bill that will give women the chance to participate in Governance at this percentage.But the discussions was seen arguable when the CDC General Secretary Mr. McGill  discussing the future of women in politics disclosed that the 30 percent Gender Equity Bill won’t be passed because the men are not going to compromise with the women that which to contest because the men also want to occupy the seat.“Out of 73 seats in the Legislature women have additional 15 seats and that the men won’t compromise the race for women but they will rather fight for themselves,” he said.Madam Ceaser said, the issue of women being the care takers of home will come to end contributing the lack of women’s participation in politics as the result of ‘Cultural Barrier’ being the set back  “We women has seen the light and think cultural barrier won’t be the issue any more because we will make sure to work tirelessly in passing the Gender equity bill that will help us get on the path with males.”At the same time Mr. McGill told the audience that his party the CDC has contributed to promoting women in high place mentioning Geraldine Doe Sheriff as one of the beneficiaries.He said he is not against the bill but his opinion is that the bill won’t be pass stating that since the 50-50 bill was pass and acted into law it has not been implemented but its only on docket “so are you people working to have 30 percent in government when the first 50-50 bill has not been implemented? He said this shows that this will only be passed but cannot be implemented,” he assure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FAO To Support Ebola Affected Farmers, Small Businesses in Liberia

first_imgIn support of the re-establishment of Ebola affected farmers and small business holders in the various counties in Liberia, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has disclosed a plan to support farmers and small business holders in the country.The one-day meeting with farmers and small business holders in Kakata, Margibi County brought together over 60 women from five counties, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Bomi and Montserrado, to help highlight their needs and sustainability in Liberia.Speaking yesterday on the BWI campus in Kakata, Margibi County, the head of the FAO’s assessment mission in Liberia, Vincent Martin, said, he was concerned about the affect of the deadly Ebola virus on farmers and small business holders and their immediate needs that would helped to re-establish them in their various areas.Mr. Martin explained that he was pleased to be in Liberia and meeting with citizens who have been affected by the deadly Ebola virus and help to ensure that his organization (FAO) would help in empowering farmers and other small business holders in improving their living condition.“We want to know the effect of the Ebola disease, including the economic challenges and how the FAO can provide  support to empower you.” He said the virus affected Liberia negatively and this required finding solutions that would better the lives of farmers and those into small businesses.”He assured the farmers and small business holders that the meeting will have a significant  impact in their lives, including economic empowerment and re-establishment of better living condition.  According to Mr. Martin, his organization will continue to support the Liberian people in the fight against the Ebola virus and ensure that farmers are supported in their farming activities, including the small business holders.Also speaking, the Minister of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan Cassell, said 60-65 percent of women were affected by the deadly Ebola virus during the early outbreak of the disease. “Women were always there to give care, even as the death toll affected them, too.”The Gender Minister attributed the lack of awareness and sensitization to the high death rate of women in the country but said, they had taken serious advantage  of the preventive measures in recent times.“Telling a mother that your child is sick and you don’t need  to touch that child is a difficult thing to do with. Telling market women that you can’t go to Guinea is a very serious problem that broke many businesses down in Liberia.She further explained,  “Liberian women were seriously making progress in their living condition, including economic empowerment, development, agriculture, going back to school, improving in small medium size businesses,” she narrated.The Minister said, if Liberian  women are being empowered throughout the country, the rest of the Liberia will be empowered, she added.“Most of the women are trained on how to borrow money and pay it back. We look at women who farm and do small businesses throughout the country in the empowerment sector.”She urged the women to make use of the opportunities provided by FAO that would help in the improvement of their living standard and the re-establishment of their activities. The one-day meeting was focused on the Ebola virus disease and women’s  associations recovery plan and sustainability in post Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community Awards Gala Held At The Lido

first_imgThe highlight of the night, for many, was to hear the amazing comeback story of tri-athlete Janelle Morrison.She told the crowd she doesn’t feel like she’s anyone special, that overcoming life’s obstacles is in all of us.Six different awards were handed out at last night’s event including the mayor’s CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.- Advertisement -Recent double Olympic medal winner Denny Morrison took the honour this year.Other award winners…Shayla Faminow awarded the YOUTH OF THE YEAR distinction.Advertisement Sandy Troudt was selected as CULTURAL PERSON OF THE YEAR.Clinton Green was chosen RECREATION PERSON OF THE YEAR.The Fort St. John Public Library was given the LITERACY AWARD. And…the Fort St. John Red Cross ‘HELP’ Program volunteers recognized for the HUMANITARIAN AWARD.Advertisementlast_img read more

Move over Neymar: how rugby players hope to change Brazil

first_imgSure, it’s not Twickenham or Eden Park. The pitch in Morro do Castro isn’t even close to the facilities you’d find at schools in Australia, Britain or other traditional rugby playing countries.Players wear a mishmash of shirts, some are barefoot. There are no rugby posts, the grass is patchy and when the ball’s kicked too far, it falls into an open sewer.Should drug traffickers or police start shooting in the favela — a real hazard — kids are trained to take cover under a concrete wall behind the goalposts.But the rugby is serious.Brazilian-British Oxford University graduate Robert Malengreau, founder of the NGO UmRio, teaches rugby to young people from the Morro do Castro favela in Rio de Janeiro, supporting young people in communities affected by crime © AFP / Apu GomesTwo dozen young players sprint over the threadbare turf, spinning the ball between hands in swift, well coordinated drills. And when they perform the haka, New Zealand’s famous Maori war dance, their passion is unmistakable, even if there’s a bit of a samba vibe, with plenty of dabbing for good measure.By the end of training, Lucas Aquino Chagas, a dreadlocked 17-year-old who captains one of the touch rugby teams, sports a big smile.Brazil, with a population of 208 million, only has about 16,000 registered rugby players, compared to the millions in football. It’s fair to say that most teenage boys probably dream of pulling on the national team’s yellow shirt or emulating Neymar’s riches.But Chagas’ dream?“To play for the All Blacks,” he says without hesitation.– Tackling life –The man who brought rugby to this poor, sleepy and occasionally perilous tropical corner is Robert Malengreau.Half-British, half-Brazilian, Malengreau, 28, played at high amateur levels in England, and is an Oxford University graduate.NGO UmRio, teaches rugby to young people from the Morro do Castro favela in Rio de Janeiro, in a bid to provide them with an safe environment where they can learn a new skill © AFP / Apu GomesHe always loved the game, but the tragedy of Brazil’s favelas, which are often under control of drug traffickers and shunned by the rest of society, made him want to try something more ambitious than just coaching.So four years ago he launched an NGO called UmRio, or One Rio, with the idea that introducing something as foreign as rugby might also shake things up beyond the field. Rugby, he says, “is an entry point.”To test his theory, Malengreau partnered with the school in Morro do Castro, a community he describes as “abandoned” by the government, and began teaching sport — and a new way of living.Players from around the world, including from Oxford and Cambridge universities, help with the actual rugby coaching.But just as importantly, local dentists and doctors volunteer for clinics, boosting healthcare in a community of about 6,000 with only one permanent dentist.Going against the grain of macho Brazilian society, girls play touch rugby on equal terms with boys at the NGO UmRio © AFP / Apu GomesEnglish language courses and mentoring by Brazilian and foreign teachers mean that students get as much help with schoolwork as on tackling technique.A key symbolic point is backing from Oxford and Cambridge rugby clubs, which have donated their famous dark and light blue shirts, and the less tangible gift of encouraging favela kids to aspire.“It’s Oxford and Cambridge saying ‘the doors are open for you,’” Malengreau said.About 400 children have participated so far and the message is getting through.As a black boy from a favela, Franklin Cruz, a small, nippy 14 year old, has grown used to people expecting him to wind up a drug trafficker or, at best, a low paid construction worker.The rugby adventure, he says, has emboldened him.“Why not become an architect or a doctor or lawyer?” he asks.– Beach rugby champs –Malengreau says there was a “bit of a shock” when he first showed up in the favela with five enormous Oxford University players and a bag of rugby balls.“I’d never heard of rugby in my life,” Chagas says, remembering how his football-obsessed friends were astonished to be told, “‘No, you’re not meant to kick!’”The learning curve was only starting.Rugby is more of a team sport than football, less prone to relying on individual stars, Malengreau says. There’s also none of football’s culture of yelling back at referees.Going against the grain of macho Brazilian society, girls play touch rugby on equal terms with boys.Players from around the world, including from Oxford and Cambridge universities, help with the actual rugby coaching at Brazilian NGO UmRio © AFP / Apu GomesAnd Malengreau pushes them all out of their comfort zone by encouraging use of English phrases during training, like: “Ready, ready up!” before defending a line.At a recent touch rugby tournament, the favela kids descended in two teams to Niteroi’s wealthy beach area to play other schools on the sand.One of Morro do Castro’s teams, resplendent in striped Cambridge University shirts, was crowned champion, prompting whooping and more dabbing.Janaina Trancoso, mother of a girl in the program, said a bigger victory looms for these children who otherwise might never have imagined escaping the favela’s isolation.“I think a door has opened for them,” Trancoso, 40, said.“With time they will manage to see that the world is big and that there are other possibilities.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, rugby and the oval ball rule © AFP / Apu GomesNITEROI, Brazil, Oct 2 – The boys and girls running on the dusty football pitch in a Rio favela could be kids anywhere in Brazil if not for one detail: the oddly shaped ball they’re chasing.Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, rugby and the oval ball rule.last_img read more

‘Just where we want to be’ – England in good shape for World Cup knockouts

first_imgA much-changed England were already through to the knockout phase before this, but the victory in Nice ensured that they progress as winners of Group D. It also allowed them to gain a measure of revenge for their heartbreaking 2-1 defeat against the same opponents in the semi-finals four years ago.“We’ve got another clean sheet, we’ve won another game, we’ve played three and won three, and we’re just where we want to be, in the last 16, and ready to attack the business end of the tournament,” said Neville.White came back into the line-up as one of eight changes following the 1-0 win over Argentina, and took her tally of goals in this World Cup to three overall.“I’m delighted to have got two starts and for me I am delighted to contribute to this team in any way I can, on and off the pitch, and contributing with two goals is a dream really,” said the 30-year-old.“It was about winning the group, that is what we have done and now we will look forward to the round of 16.”While both sides were already through before this encounter on the Cote d’Azur, there was certainly plenty to be gained by finishing first in the section given what is likely to come next.Having arrived in France with genuine ambitions of winning the trophy, England will now head north to Valenciennes for a last-16 tie on Sunday against a third-placed side from another group.However, they will not know until late on Thursday who they will be coming up against, with Cameroon, New Zealand, Chile and even Thailand all potential opponents.The permutations are less complicated for Japan, but the Nadeshiko — World Cup winners in 2011 and runners-up in 2015 — will surely have a stiffer test in Rennes against either the Netherlands or Canada.– ‘Very powerful’ –Asako Takakura’s youthful team finish the group phase with just one win, and another run to the final appears a long shot at this stage.“I am not satisfied with anything, apart from the fact we have qualified,” said Takakura.“England are an excellent team, very powerful, with very fast players going forward.”England, in contrast, progress with three wins out of three, despite Neville ringing the changes once again.Only captain Steph Houghton, right-back Lucy Bronze and midfielder Jill Scott kept their places from the Argentina clash. Demi Stokes and Toni Duggan made their first appearances of the tournament.It was Japan who almost took an early lead from Kumi Yokoyama’s 35-yard free-kick which England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley tipped onto the woodwork and behind for a corner.Soon after, England were in front, the impressive Stanway playing in White, who fired past the advancing Japanese goalkeeper, Ayaka Yamashita.Scott, Stanway and Rachel Daly were all denied by Yamashita as Neville’s team pushed to extend their lead before half-time, and their physical superiority was such that they certainly deserved their advantage.Duggan was also denied after the restart, but England eventually got their second goal from another clinical first-time finish by White, this time from a Karen Carney pass.Substitute Yuika Sugasawa twice came close to scoring for Japan, either side of White’s second strike, but there was to be no consolation for them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England players celebrate after Ellen White netted one of her two goals in the 2-0 win over Japan in Nice © AFP / Valery HACHENice, France, Jun 20 – England coach Phil Neville said his team were “just where we want to be” as Ellen White’s brace saw them head into the last 16 of the women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over Japan on Wednesday.Georgia Stanway released White to slot home the opener in the 14th minute, and the same player wrapped up the win six minutes from time.last_img read more

Fabregas ban reduced to one match following ‘bizarre’ red card

first_imgChelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has had his three-match ban reduced to just one, with Chelsea successfully arguing the initial punishment was excessive following his ‘bizarre’ sending off against West Brom.The Spain midfielder was shown a straight red card in Monday’s 3-0 defeat at the Hawthorns after kicking the ball against Chris Brunt’s head during a break in play.He will now only miss Sunday’s final day clash against Sunderland, when champions Chelsea will lift the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge.A statement from Chelsea read: “The standard sanction would have been a three-match suspension.“However, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing earlier today, the club’s claim that a three-match suspension is excessive was successful.“Fabregas will therefore now only miss our final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday and will be available for selection from the start of the 2015/16 campaign.”Fabregas was dismissed after a seemingly harmless 20-yard punt hit Brunt on the head while referee Mike Jones spoke to Gareth McAuley and Diego Costa after they grappled in the area.A stumped Jose Mourinho questioned the referee’s decision, saying following the game: “I really don’t understand, a three game ban for this? Jesus Christ!“Harsh? Of course it’s harsh! Three games? Jesus. Where is the danger of the situation, where is the aggression in the situation to get the red card?”A statement from the Football Association on Wednesday read: “A claim by Chelsea that the three-match suspension for Cesc Fabregas is excessive has been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.“Fabregas was dismissed for violent conduct during the West Bromwich Albion FC v Chelsea FC fixture on 18 May. The Regulatory Commission has reduced the Chelsea midfielder’s suspension to one match, to be served with immediate effect.” 1 Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas last_img read more

Letterkenny Chamber issues warning after their account is hacked

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber has issued a warning after their email address was hacked.The warning was sent by CEO Toni Forrester warning business owners in the Cathedral Town not to open attachments on an email claiming to come from the organisation.The warning reads “There is a fake /spam email coming from one of our email addresses mentioning an attachment statement. “Letterkenny Chamber does not send out statements unless specifically requested.“We have disabled this address. However, I would urge everyone to check the full email address when opening any attachment.”Letterkenny Chamber issues warning after their account is hacked was last modified: October 5th, 2018 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:accountsemailshackedLetterkenny ChamberWarninglast_img read more

Electrifying stories of rural life in Donegal released

first_imgThe stories of three Donegal residents feature prominently in a unique book of memories of the roll-out of the Rural Electrification Scheme across the country 70 years ago this month.Then There Was Light is a collection of tales of the time when Ireland left the dark ages as the ESB brought electricity to even the most remote communities in the largest ever undertaking by the fledgling independent nation.Malin Head-Cardonagh native Des Doherty is a former ESB manager. His story, The Donegal Coasters, explains how the poles sourced for the Rural Electrification Scheme, mostly from Scandinavia, landed in western ports that were often too small for the size of ship trying to dock with the poles on board. John McArt is originally from Raphoe but now lives in Sligo. He recalls how his father Pat got a two-week start from a kind boss and ended up working for 40 years in the ESB.Cresslough resident, Moira Gallagher now lives in Lifford and her contribution is a moving poem entitled Measuring The Poles, where she focuses on her blind granduncle’s reaction to the coming of the light around their home.This book, co-edited by PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney, contains scores of stories celebrating the 70th anniversary of the scheme that eventually wound up in the late 1970s.The stories for this collection come from eyewitnesses, ESB employees and the general public as they recall the suspicions, worries and welcome the scheme faced during arguably the most important rural Ireland undertaking in our history. They are diverse in subject matter and geographical spread and encapsulate the pioneering work carried out on what became a rapidly changing rural landscape.Electrifying stories of rural life in Donegal released was last modified: November 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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