Samuels out of Zimbabwe Tri-Nations

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Seasoned right-hander Marlon Samuels is out of the Tri-Nations Series starting in Zimbabwe later this month. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday that the 35-year-old had been replaced in the 15-man squad by wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich for the November 16-27 one-day international (ODI) tournament involving Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe. No reason was given for the Jamaican’s withdrawal, but it comes on the heels of the news on Wednesday that the player had rejected the WICB’s offer of a central contract for the next year. The move cast doubt over Samuels’s international career, especially in light of his recent struggles in the series against Pakistan. The elegant right-hander, however, has been a key member of the ODI side of recent. He made two hundreds last year and was one of the leading scorers in the Tri-Nations Series involving Australia and South Africa last June in the Caribbean, gathering 258 runs at an average of 36. He struck a hundred against Australia in Bridgetown. Samuels is one of two players out of the Tri-Nations Series as 19-year-old fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has also been replaced by seamer Miguel Cummins. Again, the WICB gave no reason for the change, but CMC Sports understands that Joseph has opted to return to his native Antigua because of an illness in the family. Joseph has played two ODIs – both in the recent three-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, which the regional side lost by a 3-0 margin. Both Samuels and Joseph were also members of the squad which beat Pakistan in by five wickets in the third and final Test in Sharjah yesterday. Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell. KEY MEMBERlast_img read more

Joel Embiid, 76ers send Knicks reeling to 18th straight loss

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philadelphia seemed headed for a rout when it scored eight straight points in the third to open an 88-62 advantage after a free throw by Simmons, but the Knicks put up 36 points in the period and were within single digits going to the fourth.It was during the third that Embiid gave the 76ers and plenty of people sitting courtside a scare when he tried to chase down a ball going to the sideline. He went flying just over the head of actress Regina King , who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Golden Globes, and crashed feet-first into the MSG Network statistician working next to broadcaster Mike Breen.“It’s good that I saved her life I guess, but someone else had to, like, take that,” Embiid said. “I’m sorry about that.”Philadelphia coach Brett Brown’s thoughts on Embiid’s dive?“Just like I think our owners and our fans back home were thinking,” he said. “You respect his aggression, and his passion, but you don’t want that. I say that out of love and care. It’s stuff you hope to avoid.”The statistician somehow stayed in the game.“I didn’t see him but I know he’s going to feel it tomorrow,” Simmons said.The Knicks had their moments, highlighted by rookie Kevin Knox’s powerful slam over Simmons . But they don’t have the firepower to beat a team like the 76ers, or anyone else in the league over the last 2 ½ months.TIP-INS76ers: Philadelphia has won the last eight meetings. … Jimmy Butler had 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. … Embiid had his 10th straight double-double. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Knicks: Dennis Smith Jr. had 13 points and DeAndre Jordan, who came with him from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, scored 12.KANTER’S CHANCECoach David Fizdale said he was happy for Enes Kanter, who announced Wednesday he was signing with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Knicks waived their former starting center last Thursday after they weren’t able to find a trade for him.“Seriously, that’s a great deal for him,” Fizdale said. “He landed with a playoff team.”PAY UPEmbiid was fined $25,000 for his public criticism of the officiating, which included profanity, following Tuesday’s loss.“I knew what I was getting into,” Embiid said. “I haven’t seen the Last 2-Minute Report but I did get fouled and everybody knew that. I felt like it changed the outcome of the game. The game could have been tied and I was in the heat of the moment.”The report did say Al Horford should have been called for fouling Embiid with 35 seconds remaining.UP NEXT76ers: Host Miami on Feb. 21. Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons’ win streak Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid leaps into the stands while chasing a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety.He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers’ front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments “We’re in a good position,” Simmons said.They had times Wednesday where it appeared they’d win easily, and other moments where the game became much more difficult than necessary against the team with the NBA’s worst record.Allonzo Trier scored 19 points and fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks (10-46), who remain mired in the longest losing streak during one season in franchise history.“All we can do is keep building on the good things we’re doing and try to fix the things that are mistakes for us,” Trier said.The 76ers made 14 of 18 shots (78 percent) in the first quarter, yet only led 37-33 after the Knicks outworked them on the offensive boards to get up nine more shot attempts. Philadelphia then pushed the lead to 71-55 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That’s not his style.“I only know one way to play and that’s to play hard and compete,” Embiid said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe All-Star center had 26 points, 14 rebounds and one flying leap over an award-winning actress into the crowd, and Philadelphia handed the Knicks their 18th straight loss with a 126-111 victory on Wednesday night.Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the 76ers, who bounced back from their 112-109 home loss to Boston on Tuesday, sending themselves into the All-Star break with a 37-21 record. They went 7-5 during a difficult stretch of their schedule that included the trade with the Clippers to acquire Harris. Knicks: Visit Atlanta on Thursday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Corentyne cattle owners concerned over pastures being offered to investors

first_imgCattle owners on the Corentyne, in Berbice, have raised concerns over efforts by persons, who are reportedly closely connected with the current Government to give out sections of a communal cattle pasture.The 52/66 Cattle Pasture, which consists of 17,000 acres was leased to a co-op in 1997 for the purpose of cattle rearing and targeted the small cattle farmers, is now being offered to investors.Guyana Times understands that applicants are being told that they can have a portion of the pasture for $800,000 and that the Lands and Surveys Department isA section of the 52/66 Cattle Pasturecurrently entertaining applications for leases of portions of the 52/66 cattle Pasture.Recently the issue was discussed at the regional level.The Prime Minister’s Regional Representative, Gobin Harbhajan, explained that rice farmers are taking up the cattle pastures, hence there is less space for the animals to graze.Harbhajan also confirmed that persons have been applying for portions of the 52/66 Communal Cattle pasture and on those applications sent to the Commissioner, the applicant has indicated that they have no intention of rearing cattle.“If we allow that to happen then the poor cattle farmers with four or five heads of cows will not be able to have their cows there because people will fence that area.”Harbhajan said already some persons have fenced sections of the pasture. In addition, others have dug canals marking off their claim. He said also being affected are those who fish in the swamps which exist in the pasture. Many of those fisherfolk are confronted with ‘Do Not Trespass’ signs thus they cannot fish.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman David Armogan says he had high-level discussions on the issue and is assuring that cattle farmers need not worry. According to Armogan, the Lands Commission has not made a decision on the issue as yet and will not be doing so until the completion of a land use policy.“He (Lands and Survey Commissioner) told me that all of the land use policy has to be revisited. We have to know where cattle should be, we have to know where rice should be, we have to know where dairy should be; you have to know where you should plant plantain and cassava; that is a part of the land use policy and that has to be put in place,” the Regional chairman said.The Chairman added that senior officials from the Lands and Survey Department acknowledged that they have been entertaining applications for leases but until the land use policy comes into place, the 52/66 Cattle Pasture will remain as it is and available to cattle farmers. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Stakeholders storm out of public meeting

first_imgVAT on private education… as PM announces tax cannot be removed this yearDozens of stakeholders stormed out of a nearly three-hour long meeting with Government officials after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced that the Administration will most likely not remove the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education as is being heavily demanded by all sections of society.After listening to the concerns of parents, students, operators of private schools and other stakeholders; Nagamootoo attempted to convince the disgruntled audience that his Government cares about education by alluding to the 3Bs initiative where Government donates buses, boats and bicycles.He also cited the continuation of the national school feeding programme and theOne of the students who pleaded with the Government for the removal of VAT on private educationrehabilitation of schools to prove that Government cares highly about education.But frustration grew among stakeholders when the Prime Minister began to stray away from the issue and talked about unrelated topics including the sugar industry and his days with the People’s Progressive Party.When the gathering objected to this, Nagamootoo sought to put them in their place by reminding those gathered they had their time to speak and it was now his turn to make his contribution.Notwithstanding, Nagamootoo sent the roomful of stakeholders through the roof when he made an announcement which shattered their hopes instantaneously.“Incrementally, the 14 per cent VAT will be removed, as well as other taxes. But whether it will be removed for 2017, I cannot say that definitively. I can tell you for sure, that 2018, it is a possibility,” he stated.Following weeks of protests and a submission of a petition with over 14,000 signatories, Government finally decided to hold a “consultation” with stakeholdersAnother student at the meeting voicing his concernsto discuss the imposition of VAT on education.The session was held at the National Cultural Centre on Friday where the Prime Minister; Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine; and Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes addressed the gathering.During his opening remarks, Dr Roopnaraine argued that records show that private institutions should be able to absorb the taxes.“The records from the Ministry of Finance demonstrate that the schools are able to absorb the Value Added Tax (VAT),” he stated, noting that only 57 per cent of private schools operating in Guyana are registered with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).But the President of the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar explained that such logic is flawed.“VAT is not a business tax, it is a consumer tax. It is passed from the hands of businesses to consumers,” he explained, noting that it would technically be against the law for private institutions to absorb the 14 per cent tax.Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine addressing the concerns of some students after the meeting“You’re asking the private schools to take a cut of 12.28 per cent in their revenue but the Government is not prepared to accept less than a quarter per cent of a cut in its tax revenues,” he stated.President of the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Dr Melissa Ifill, in her capacity as a parent, outlined how private institutions actually remove a burden from the State, as she heavily criticised the Administration for charging taxes on a service which can be used to develop the nation.She also outlined that major countries in the Caribbean which have a public/private educational structure, rather than imposing taxes on schools, they were in fact exempted from paying tax because of the recognition that they are aiding the State in providing education.“I find it completely incomprehensible how a Government that says it cares about education, could impose this tax. We are dealing with parents, lots of parents who are struggling to pay for these fees… I find it incomprehensible that a Government could think this is justifiable,” she stated.A hinterland resident highlighted how VAT on private education goes contrary to Government’s mantra about entrepreneurship.“We have heard in the political arena that entrepreneurship is our future; that we should enable and create an environment for entrepreneurship. Where do our entrepreneurs gain their skills? For the vast majority, for people who are trying to start small businesses, it is the private educational sector that is providing those services,” she explained.Director of Nations University, Dr Brian O’Toole urged the Government to desist from punishing private institutions which pay taxes simply because others do not.To give the Ministers a taste of reality, Dr O’Toole disclosed that 12 per cent of students have already dropped out of the prominent ABE programme, presumably because of the extra expenses.Furthermore, in clarifying the misconceptions that only affluent persons attend private institutions, several students, including foreign nationals, shared how their lives have become more challenging due to the imposition of VAT on their education.“Here I am, in a private school, doing a graduates degree and here you are, my Government, that says it’s a good life for all, you have just increased my fees by 14 per cent…the only way I can get an increase in my salary is by promoting my own personal advancement. At my level, the company is not going to give me a raise in pay just because they love me. I have to earn it and I am trying to earn it by getting a graduate degree and my Government is putting a huge stumbling block in my way,” said Jarvin Yearwood, who after years of finishing high school, decided to go back to school.Yearwood, in detailing his plight and how the VAT will lessen his disposable income significantly, implored the Government to revoke the tax on education immediately.“I am asking you, from the bottom of my heart. In fact, I’m not asking you, I am begging you, and I don’t beg for anything, I am begging you… Guyana’s government, see fit to remove this tax,” he urged. A student, who is studying aeronautical engineering, highlighted that there is no other institution in Guyana offering the programme; therefore it makes no sense in making it more difficult for persons to pursue that course.He outlined the struggles of his life and the sacrifices he and his mother made to finally afford to send him to study and how the 14 per cent VAT takes away from money which could have been used otherwise for transportation and meals.“The Minister said that children can’t focus on school if they’re hungry. Well, you’re starving me, you’re starving me,” he stated with much distress.Though Government committed to reviewing their concerns, majority of the stakeholders left dissatisfied.As the Ministers were leaving, several students staged a mini protest to express their disappointment with the outcome of the meeting.A hinterland resident highlighted how VAT on private education goes contrary to Government’s mantra about entrepreneurship.“We have heard in the political arena that entrepreneurship is our future; that we should enable and create an environment for entrepreneurship. Where do our entrepreneurs gain their skills? For the vast majority, for people who are trying to start small businesses, it is the private educational sector that is providing those services,” she explained.Director of Nations University, Dr Brian O’Toole urged the Government to desist from punishing private institutions which pay taxes simply because others do not.To give the Ministers a taste of reality, Dr O’Toole disclosed that 12 per cent of students have already dropped out of the prominent ABE programme, presumably because of the extra expenses.Furthermore, in clarifying the misconceptions that only affluent persons attend private institutions, several students, including foreign nationals, shared how their lives have become more challenging due to the imposition of VAT on their education.“Here I am, in a private school, doing a graduates degree and here you are, my Government, that says it’s a good life for all, you have just increased my fees by 14 per cent…the only way I can get an increase in my salary is by promoting my own personal advancement. At my level, the company is not going to give me a raise in pay just because they love me. I have to earn it and I am trying to earn it by getting a graduate degree and my Government is putting a huge stumbling block in my way,” said Jarvin Yearwood, who after years of finishing high school, decided to go back to school.Yearwood, in detailing his plight and how the VAT will lessen his disposable income significantly, implored the Government to revoke the tax on education immediately.“I am asking you, from the bottom of my heart. In fact, I’m not asking you, I am begging you, and I don’t beg for anything, I am begging you… Guyana’s government, see fit to remove this tax,” he urged. A student, who is studying aeronautical engineering, highlighted that there is no other institution in Guyana offering the programme; therefore it makes no sense in making it more difficult for persons to pursue that course.He outlined the struggles of his life and the sacrifices he and his mother made to finally afford to send him to study and how the 14 per cent VAT takes away from money which could have been used otherwise for transportation and meals.“The Minister said that children can’t focus on school if they’re hungry. Well, you’re starving me, you’re starving me,” he stated with much distress.Though Government committed to reviewing their concerns, majority of the stakeholders left dissatisfied.As the Ministers were leaving, several students staged a mini protest to express their disappointment with the outcome of the meeting.last_img read more

Winners announced in Duncan Cran’s science fair

first_imgThe Canada-Wide Science Fair — which will have students from all across Canada participating — takes place this May in Montreal.Bronze winners Sophia De Torres, Hayleigh Forrest, Kaitlyn McLean and Cayl Samounty. Photo by Montana CummingBronze winners Sophia De Torres, Hayleigh Forrest, Kaitlyn McLean and Cayl Samounty with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana CummingHere is a full list of the winners:Gold Winners:Jannah Adriano Salty H2ODaphne Corpin ViscosityAlex Burton Will it glow? Yes or noSilver winners:Advertisement Silver winner Avneet Jainpuri said she is really excited to head to the regional’s with her project, and will be making a few adjustments to experiment on how well Coca-Cola takes away the heat from spicy food to make it even better.“I’d maybe make mine more colourful,” she said.Silver medal winners Avneet Jainpuri, Noble Grassia, Faith Purych and Omar Anwar. Photo by Montana CummingSilver medal winners Avneet Jainpuri, Noble Grassia, Faith Purych and Omar Anwar with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana CummingThe regional science fair — in which students from all over northern B.C. compete — takes place on April 7, in Dawson Creek. It is open to students from grades 4 to 12.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Duncan Cran Elementary School students who took part in the science fair last week have found out if they’re going to the regional science fair in Dawson Creek this April.Only 11 spots were open for students to attend the regional’s, and they will go to the gold, silver, and bronze winners. Among the winning experiences are one experiment that asserts Coca-Cola is a better beverage to drink after a spicy meal than milk, and another on renewable energy.“First, I felt really nervous,” said gold winner Jannah Adriano, but she was excited after receiving the certificate and medal. She created a project about distilling salt water so it’s safe to drink, and says she was inspired by the world and climate changing, and wanted to see if she could come up with a project that could help people.- Advertisement -Alex Burton, another gold winner, always loved gardening, and took that passion to her project. She won a spot to go to the regional’s with her project that tested beans to see which material they would grow best in.Gold medal winners Daphne Corpin, Alex Burton, and Jannah Adriano. Photo by Montana CummingGold winners Daphne Corpin, Alex Burton, and Jannah Adriano with Grade 6 teacher Dan Davies and Principal Brent Ranger. Photo by Montana CummingBefore they head out to the next science fair, the students get a chance to iron out any wrinkles in their projects and present new and improved projects.Advertisementcenter_img Omar Anwar: “I can’t see”Faith Purych: “Washing Hands”Noble Grassia: “How to make a crystal egg geode”Avneet Jainpuri: “Hot, Hot, Hot”Bronze winners:Sophia De Torres: “Renewable Energy”Hayleigh Forrest: “Fear Factor”Cayl Samounty: :Sink or Float”Kaitlyn McLean: “How to clean oil spills”Honourable Mentions:James Moffat: “Homemade Lava lamps”Madison Sims: “Water Pollution”Jacob Doucette: “Does temperature affect how quickly water freezes?”Interactive Ice Breaker – Cassidy Stephenso: “Why do we wash our hands?”Most Grueling – Kelty Hertz: “What’s in a horse’s hooves?”Most Patient Student – Chloe Arzadon‘Sweetest’ project – Ariel Hesketh: “Dissolving Skittles”Most enthusiastic — Zachary Eksyma: “Baby, its cold outside”Primary Awards:Adam Pengally and Austin HadlandRocco and Axel Kleinlast_img read more

Chelsea set to sign Bakayoko from Monaco

first_imgThe deal had been slightly delayed as Bakayoko has been recovering from minor knee surgery that he underwent at the end of last season.Bakayoko helped Monaco win the French title last season for the first time in 17 years, making 51 appearances as Leonardo Jardim’s side also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.His arrival at Stamford Bridge could pave the way for Nemanja Matic to leave the club.Sky Sports News HQ understands Manchester United have identified the Serbia international as a target as they look to strengthen their defensive midfield options.But Chelsea are understood to be reluctant to sell Matic to United after Jose Mourinho secured the signing of Romelu Lukaku ahead of them.By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to join Chelsea. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 13 – Chelsea have agreed a SH 5.3B (£40m) deal with Monaco for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to Sky sources.Sky Sports News HQ understands the 22-year-old will have a medical later this week ahead of his move to the Premier League champions.last_img read more

Man United team to play Southampton – a line up to get the best out of Martial and Rooney

first_img 9. Anthony Martial 11 Stream Manchester United v Southampton in the Premier League live on Sunday 20 September 2015 on talkSPORT.com if you are outside of the UK, kick off 16:00 BST.It is a great shame that former Southampton left-back Luke Shaw won’t be able to face his old club after breaking his leg in midweek, but Manchester United will be doing their utmost to claim three points in the absence of the 20-year-old England international.How will Louis van Gaal line up his team, with the impressive Shaw almost certainly ruled out for the season?Take a look at our possible starting line up, above, and let us know which XI you think United should start against Southampton, by leaving a comment below. 11 36. Matteo Darmian 11 8. Juan Mata 10. Wayne Rooney 10. Wayne Rooney 17. Daley Blind 11 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin 7. Memphis Depay 11 11 11 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger 11 11 5. Marcos Rojo – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right! 11 1. David De Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below last_img read more

Mourinho refuses to put boot in on Benitez after Real Madrid’s El Clasico humiliation

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho insists he takes no pleasure in seeing Rafael Benitez struggle at Real Madrid.The pair have a famously fractious relationship and have regularly exchanged barbs over the years.Benitez has succeeded Mourinho at three different clubs and his wife recently joked that her husband tidies up the Portuguese’s messes.That prompted Mourinho to make a jibe about the Spaniard’s weight as relations between them hit a new low.But the Chelsea boss refused to put the boot in on Benitez when asked on Monday what he made of Real’s humiliating defeat to Barcelona, which has left his old rival on the brink.“I don’t enjoy other people losing matches. I enjoy my club winning matches,” Mourinho said.“I don’t smile with defeats from other teams, I smile with my victories.“That’s why I don’t smile a lot in the last four, five months.“In this moment I see so many people speaking especially about the clubs in trouble, it’s amazing the lack of respect.“If I speak about Real Madrid, I speak when they are winning, not when they are losing. From me, words about the Clasico. Nothing.”last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Claude Puel appointed new Southampton manager

first_img New Southampton boss Claude Puel Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Frenchman Claude Puel as their new manager.The 54-year-old former Monaco and Nice boss has signed a three-year deal at St Mary’s, succeeding Ronald Koeman who left for Everton earlier this summer.Former Aston Villa coach Eric Black has been named as Puel’s assistant, with Pascal Plancque also joining Puel’s backroom staff. Meanwhile, Southampton have agreed a deal to retain Dave Watson among the coaching set-up, however Sammy Lee has left the top-flight club.A statement on the Premier League club’s official website stated Puel’s appointment was made following “an extensive search for the right manager to continue the club’s progression in recent years”.Koeman had steered the Saints to a highest ever Premier League finish of sixth place last season, and the club will be hoping new boss Puel can continue their recent upward curve after guiding Nice to fourth in Ligue 1.Executive Director of Football Les Reed said: “Claude clearly came out on top of a very impressive shortlist. We have not only got the best man, but the right coaching team to support him. “The development of our young Academy players and delivering a pathway to the first team is key to the role. We were keen to appoint a coaching team who would also work closely with Martin Hunter and Radhi Jaïdi in accelerating the development of our youngsters, as well as developing our current first-team squad as individuals and as a team. “Claude has a fantastic platform to work from and is aware that our ambition is to repeat and improve on our performances in the Premier League over the past three seasons.“Claude has a track record of improving the situations he has been presented with and we are confident he can repeat this at Southampton. “His Champions League and European experience will be valuable in our Europa League challenge this coming season and with the support of our excellent staff at the club I am sure he will do well.“We have an excellent group of first-team players who are keen to take another step forward. There is already a confidence and excitement in the building as some of the squad has returned for testing and they are in great shape.“We are once again excited about what the new season will bring, and we will continue to chase records as we have done in recent years.”Puel made more than 500 appearances for Monaco before turning to management in 1999 after 17 seasons on the club’s playing staff.Six seasons with Lille followed after he had led Monaco to the Ligue 1 title in 2000, while Puel also enjoyed a spell at Lyon in 2008 before four years in charge of Nice.The experienced Frenchman must now quickly reshape Saints’ squad to his satisfaction, after the departures of highly-prized pair Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama this summer.Saints have already brought in Nathan Redmond to offset the loss of Mane to Liverpool, but Puel could well seek a holding midfielder to replace Tottenham capture Wanyama. 1last_img read more

Delight as Letterkenny Shopping Centre now fully let

first_imgLetterkenny Shopping Centre is celebrating a prosperous year as they reach full occupancy and welcome a 12% increase in footfall. The shopping hub now serves over 70,000 weekly shoppers across 104,000 sq. ft. of prime retail space. Lettings totalling 6,150 sq. ft. has resulted in Letterkenny Shopping Centre being fully let. The centre has become a principal shopping destination in the North West with anchor tenants Tesco and Penneys and a further 40 other retailers including DV8, Costa Coffee, Pamela Scott, Argento, Euro Giant and Eason to name but a few.The accessibility and convenience for customers are second to none, with 660 free surface level car parking spaces.The scheme continues to deliver an enhanced offer and customer experience for over 70,000 weekly shoppers,representing an increase in footfall of 12% in the last year.The adjacent bus depot further connects the Centre to its 200,000 strong catchment and beyond. The Shopping Centre is the largest in Co. Donegal and one of six regional Shopping Centres in the Harcourt Development retail portfolio located throughout Ireland, with a combined area of over 1,000,000 sq. ft. and over 300 occupiers.Ed McCulloch, Senior Property Management Surveyor, Harcourt Developments said:“We are delighted to report a fully let position in Letterkenny Shopping Centre.“Overall economic performance has had a positive impact on retail spending and sentiment.“In the Harcourt retail portfolio this is evident through the retention of existing occupiers and increased demand from new entrants for retail space. “With continued support to many local charities and the introduction of community rooms, play zones and periodic mall entertainment and promotions, we continue to reinforce each centre’s commitment to the community.”Delight as Letterkenny Shopping Centre now fully let was last modified: November 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Letterkenny Shopping Centre.last_img read more