Poch crisis deepens after Connolly brace and Lloris horror injury

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO’S week went from bad to worse as Spurs were humbled at Brighton – while Hugo Lloris suffered a sickening injury.Poch was already feeling roughed-up after being hammered 7-2 in Tottenham’s back yard by Bayern Munich on Tuesday.7 Aaron Connolly hit a brace on his first Prem startCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Harry Kane and Co have endured a nightmare weekCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Serious questions of Pochettino are only growingCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd his side made the worse possibly start as Neal Maupay netted after three minutes, profiting from Lloris’ drop before the Spurs skipper suffered a suspected broken arm.Teenager Aaron Connolly doubled the lead on 32 minutes before grabbing a delightful second midway through the second half to end Poch’s hopes.Spurs were rocked when inside three minutes Lloris dropped a routine long ball from Pascal Gross, allowing Maupay to nod home from a few yards.It was a horror gaffe but attention quickly shifted to the horror injury Lloris sustained as he fell back into his goal.The Frenchman cried out in pain as his left arm bent the wrong way as he smashed it on the turf.Physios gave the Spurs skipper oxygen as they attended to him for five minutes before carrying him slowly away on a stretcher.7 Lloris was hurt in the incident that gifted Brighton the leadCredit: PA:Press Association7 The striker wheeled away having netted his third of the seasonCredit: Reuters7 But Lloris had to receive oxygen as he was stretchered offCredit: AFP or licensorsMost 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himLosing Lloris shellshocked his team-mates and for the rest of the half their unforgiving hosts threatened to pile on the misery.Just after the half hour they had their second goal as Connolly saw his initial shot from Dan Burn’s cross saved by sub keeper Paulo Gazzaniga, before tucking in the rebound.The strike saw Graham Potter’s men double their tally for home goals this season and the question was then how many more they would score.They hit the bar through Pascal Gross’ free-kick after the break before 19-year-old Connolly cut inside Toby Alderweireld to slot in to the far corner.This was Spurs’ 17th defeat of 2019 in all competitions – now the worst record of any Premier League side. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brighton7Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite questions over Spurs futurelast_img read more

The Chilean Charles Aránguiz, on the Atlético agenda

first_imgAránguiz arrived in German football, at Leverkusen, in 2015 where He signed for five seasons and his injuries have been stalked, such as the Achilles tendon rupture nothing more sign that had him away from the grass eight months: he could only play seven games (with two goals). This season another injury, now muscular, has caused only has been able to dispute 63% of the minutes.This season Atlético has faced him in the Champions League. If in the first match they met, the third in the group stage in the Wanda Metropolitano, Aránguiz did not play for a fissure in the foot, in the following one, the fourth of the group stage, did play and was key for Leverkusen to achieve victory against the rojiblancos, his first in this group phase: a great play of his ended in a center that Thomas slipped into his own door. Now his name flies over the Metropolitan with the possibility that next season they may be partners. While Atlético ‘team’ prepares for the next two ‘finals’, Sevilla in the league and return of eighth against Liverpool in the Champions League, and that can settle the season, the Athletic ‘club’ works in the offices in the preparation of what will come, next season. Plans, names. If from Mexico the one of Raúl Jiménez is pointed out, from Chile another one is revealed: Charles Aránguiz, a 30-year-old Chilean Bayer Leverkusen midfielder (turns 31 in April).It has been placed by the player’s representative, Fernando Felicevich, on the rojiblanca agenda, talking about his future. The player ends contract now, in June 2020, and has received several offers, including a red and white. “We are waiting for several offers from Europe. He wants to continue there but for now there are no offers that we like. Atlético, from Spain, and Atalanta and Fiorentina from Italy have called us, but have not made an offer“revealed the agent at Fox Sports.last_img read more

GRDB, Agriculture Ministry to formally respond; as millers, farmers still owed

first_imgPayments from 2014 Panama rice deal Almost four years after Guyana had inked a deal with the Government of Panama for 5000 tonnes of rice to be shipped there on a monthly basis, many millers are still encountering extensive delays in receiving payments.This, in turn, is adversely affecting farmers across the country, who have said that their ability to sustain their livelihood as rice producers is under threat.GRDB Head Nizam HassanFor well over a year, many millers have been calling on the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) to ensure that they are paid, given that the Agriculture Ministry’s sub-agency facilitates the payment process. While the state body is not disclosing its official position on the matter, GRDB’s head, Nizam Hassan, has been quoted as saying that it is the Panamanian buyers who owe the millers.Guyana Times could not get an update on these matters, since Hassan has not been entertaining calls from this paper. Millers allege that Hassan has been reportedly telling them that he has to check with Agriculture Minister Noel Holder about their payments.Efforts to contact subject minister Noel Holder on Sunday afternoon were unsuccessful, with all calls being forwarded to a voicemail service.However, Guyana Times was able to contact those directly affected by the industry’s challenges. They related that the situation remains unchanged. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one miller told this newspaper that he recently received 5 percent of the monies that were owed to him, and he is hoping the GRDB can ensure that he is paid in full.Other millers, in updated this publication, disclosed that they also are awaiting their funds. They note that non-payment is affecting their business operations.Agriculture Minister Noel HolderAside from the prevailing economic challenges, another underlying issue is the social impact non-payment is having, as many of the millers’ paddy suppliers are their neighbours, friends and relatives.“When you meet up with these people — some of them you family and all — you hiding from them. Millers don’t want owe the farmers, we want to pay the people,” a popular Essequibo miller disclosed on Sunday.Guyana Times understands that many of the industry’s members have abandoned the 2014 Panama-Guyana arrangement after the GRDB began demurring with payments. Sources indicate that millers have secured private deals through the Mexican market; and according to reports, one ship recently sailed to that North American country with rice, and another is reportedly on its way.However, it is from these very deals that many farmers felt they could be paid, thus questioning why millers are reluctant to hand over payments.In fact, an Essequibo source explained that smaller vessels are currently transporting rice products to a ship destined for Mexico.Meanwhile, millers have observed that they are constantly probing GRDB on their Panama payments. Guyana Times had in February reported that millers were owed since 2015. At the time of signing the five-year agreement with Panama in 2014, the Agriculture Ministry had said that through the Private Sector agreement between the two Governments, Panamanians would be assured of having access to rice at an affordable price.Guyana Rice Millers Association (GRMA) Head, Leekha Rambrich, observed earlier this year that GRDB is accessing the money from buyers, thus it has an obligation to pay millers.“GRDB signed a contract with Panama to supply this rice, and not the millers. And GRDB is responsible for paying the millers. So that question has to be referred right back to him (Hassan),” Rambrich made this statement in February 2018. However, at that time, the GRDB head was not taking calls from Guyana Times, despite the Agriculture Minister saying on numerous occasions that the various sub-agencies have “instructions” to respond to queries.The Rice Producers Associations’ latest estimate is that GRDB owes millers in excess of $2 billion dating back to 2017.Guyana exported some 540,000 tonnes of rice for 2017, which saw it highest numbers since 2015, when 535,000 tonnes were recorded. However, farmers have seen reduced earnings for their paddy with the loss of the PetroCaribe rice deal, which was cancelled by Venezuela in 2015. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November

first_imgEmirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in NovemberEmirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in NovemberEmirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November.Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations spanning Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Everywhere it operates, the Emirates A380 attracts consumer demand for its industry-leading inflight experience in all cabin classes, and is welcomed by local economies as a contributor to tourism and visitor growth.Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The A380 has been, and continues to be hugely popular amongst our customers, many of whom deliberately plan their travel so that they can fly on it. But we don’t rest on our laurels and continually invest to enhance our product so as to continue offering our customers the best possible inflight experience.“Our frequent flyers will have noticed countless improvements onboard over the years, ranging from minor updates such as the addition of in-seat USB and HDMI ports, to bigger cabin overhauls where for instance we relocated the central overhead luggage bins to create more spacious cabin on the upper deck, and when we introduced bigger and better inflight entertainment systems, amongst many other initiatives.”On the ground, Emirates had also worked closely with stakeholders to launch and operate an A380-dedicated airport concourse with 20 gates offering direct boarding from the airport lounge, and one of the world’s most advanced engineering centres which include six heavy maintenance hangars, paint shops, and the capability to completely overhaul an A380.Industry firsts and continual innovationWith its inaugural A380 flight in 2008, Emirates introduced several industry firsts including its iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and First Class Shower spa.The Onboard Lounge remains one of the biggest draws of the aircraft to date, and is arguably the most popular spot at 40,000 feet. It has gone through several successive and subtle changes, such as the introduction of electric window blinds, before a brand new look was unveiled last July.The latest makeover of the Onboard Lounge, inspired by private yacht cabins, features a more intimate and social area for up to 26 guests. The lounge now has a larger 55 inch LCD screen with surround sound speakers giving customers the latest flight information, or live TV broadcasts of the latest news or sports updates.The First Class Shower spa, catering exclusively for the 14 passengers travelling in Emirates’ First Class private suites, continue to generate as much curiosity and buzz today as when first launched. Since Emirates blazed a trial for the ultimate shower spa experience, only one other commercial airline has offered a similar facility in the sky. With nearly 100 A380s in its fleet, safe to say that if anyone is taking a shower at 40,000 feet, chances are it’s on an Emirates A380.With its many thoughtful design touches including a heated floor, shower timer, a hairdryer, and spa products, Emirates’ Onboard Shower spa remains the standard to beat for inflight luxury.  The airline recently introduced sustainable VOYA spa products and exclusively-developed moisturizing pyjamas, allowing customers to arrive at their destination refreshed.Inflight entertainmentEmirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, has also been constantly updated to provide customers with more choices for on demand entertainment as well as improvements to the viewing experience. While the equipment has become smaller, media capacity has only expanded and Emirates now provides more than double the entertainment with 2,500 channels of blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music and documentaries.In addition to choice, Emirates has invested close to US $1 billion on hardware to provide a more comfortable viewing experience. Over the years, in-seat screens have been made larger across all classes. The screen in First Class has increased from 27 inches to 32 inches, the screens in Business Class from 17 inches to 20 inches, while screens on the latest A380 aircraft offer the industry’s largest in Economy at 13.3 inches from its original 10 inch screen. Little touches have also been introduced including USB ports for power and data in each seat as well as HDMI ports in premium classes to connect personal devices to the ice screen.The entire A380 fleet has also been fitted with connectivity to allow for free 20mb of Wi-Fi throughout the cabin. In June last year, the first A380 was fitted with Live TV allowing passengers to watch news and sports matches live on board.Extended capability Since 2008, the efficient A380 aircraft has been further enhanced to operate even longer routes. This had enabled Emirates to add more destinations to its A380 network, including the world’s longest A380 flight – a non-stop Dubai-Auckland service introduced in March 2016.Today, the Emirates A380 reaches all ends of the globe with non-stop flights to Sao Paulo, Casablanca, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Los Angeles from Dubai.Emirates also introduced the world’s first 2-class configured A380 in November 2015, making it the highest-capacity plane in the world with 615 seats on board while retaining the airline’s signature inflight services and comfort.Source = Emirateslast_img read more