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first_imgWe at the Liberian Observer Corporation are disheartened by the plight of the 25 Liberian students stranded in Cairo. Ay mehn. Are we as a nation and people not embarrassed? How do we treat our own like this? How do we expect others to treat us any better?Ay mehn. This is an affront to education itself in a country whose education system is admittedly already a mess. Why would we not push for every opportunity we can get to educate our people? We already import everything from food to rubber erasers, even with our wealth of natural resources and one of the world’s largest rubber plantations. With a weak education system in house, we stand to benefit very little from foreign direct investment in qualitative terms. Corporations and NGOs will bring in foreign personnel to fill positions of corporate leadership if they cannot find qualified and trust worthy Liberians here. Not that there aren’t any, but they are few and far between.Are we content to see our people occupy not much more than minimum wage positions as rubber tappers, truck drivers and security guards? What’s in it for us, then, in an FDI deal? So 25 Liberian students went to Cairo in 2011 on scholarships arranged by the Ministry of Education. They were under the impression that they were there to study medicine, engineering, accounting and other disciplines badly needed in Liberia. Stipends were to be arranged by the Civil Service Agency and the Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Committee. Upon arrival in Egypt, the 25 were made to undergo Arabic and Islamic Studies. After several attempts to contact the MOE and the CSA, the students were informed that the program had been discontinued and ordered to return home. Even after the Egyptian government agreed to allow the students to pursue their various disciplines provided the Liberian government sent a letter authorizing them to do so, nothing happened. The only logical explanation here is this: No money.And so we ask the question. What happened to the money set aside for the students’ scholarships? Besides the lost opportunity for Liberia, there is a humanitarian factor here. The students are stranded. Most importantly though, they are serious about their education. Against all hope, they are hoping that the program will be reinstated. We hope that the Liberian government understands the risks here. With Boko Haram raging hell in Nigeria, we do not want these young men, out of disillusionment, attaching themselves to the wrong outfit. We hope the government also recognizes what an embarrassment it would be not just for the young men were they to return home, but for the government of Liberia as well. It brands us as being unserious about ourselves about the future.Even if the money is no longer there, since relations between Egypt and Liberia are so cordial, wouldn’t Egypt be willing to facilitate the students’ stay in Egypt?We urge the GoL and the government of Egypt to find an amicable solution to this problem for the development and betterment of our two nations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 Armed Robbers Gunned Down in New Kru Town

first_imgA heroic performance by a member of the Police Emergency Response Unit (ERU), identified only as ‘Gizzie Boy’, met total community acceptance yesterday (Dec. 21) when he killed two of five suspected armed robbers during a shootout in New Kru Town, a suburb of Monrovia.The officer also shot another suspected robber in the stomach and sent two others, including a woman, running for dear life. The injured robber is in police custody, and officials told the Daily Observer that he would provide them information about their operations.The robbery victim, identified only as ‘Kaka’, is a moneychanger, and sources in New Kru Town told this newspaper that Kaka was pointed out to the gang of robbers by “some people” in the community. “That is how they operate,” a resident said, “the armed robbers are directed to their victims by someone, who is part of those that live in the same community as the eventual victim.”Deputy Police Director for Operations, Abraham Kromah, who came to the scene of the incident after being told what happened, according to eyewitnesses, congratulated Officer Gizzie Boy for living up to expectation.“He shook Gizzie Boy’s hand,” a witness said. “It showed that he did a good job to get rid of armed robbers who would kill their victims if they don’t get what they wanted.”Daily Observer’s investigations established that the five robbers allegedly began their operations around 3 a.m. Wednesday, when one of them reportedly climbed through the ceiling and entered Kaka’s room. The robber also managed to open a door, which is located outside the building.Kaka (moneychanger) allegedly awoke to see the robbers in his room, demanding where he kept his operational money. When Kaka refused to divulge the info, one of the robbers allegedly struck his hand with an instrument, forcing Kaka to cry for help.Kaka’s cries awoke ERU Officer Gizzie Boy, who is his next door neighbor. According to sources, Gizzie Boy immediately got “his things” together and monitored the proceedings.“Gizzie Boy was able to know how many robbers were in the room with Kaka and those outside; and when he heard a gun fired outside, he knew it was time to act,” Daily Observer learned. Though sources could not confirm how long the shootout went on for, from his vintage point, Gizzie Boy fired at the first robber with a direct shot and followed with a second shot, who by then decided to escape the scene. However, he could not go far, and collapsed on the ground behind a zinc shack, a stone’s throw away from the house where the incident took place. But it was not until the third person got shot in the stomach that the game came to an end. During the commotion, the remaining two robbers, including the woman, managed to leave the area with a bag of money they managed to secure from Kaka.The news of the deaths of the armed robbers went through the Borough of New Kru Town like wildfire as people streamed from all directions to have a glimpse of the corpses. Many of the onlookers commended the officer for his bravery and assistance to Kaka.Police spokesman Sam Collins, confirmed the police’s engagement with the five suspected armed robbers at the crime scene, including the dead and wounded. Meanwhile, Kaka was sent to the Redemption Hospital, where the surviving robber was also sent, for treatment. The two corpses were meanwhile removed by the Liberian National Police (LNP) Forensic Team, assuring that investigations are continuing to get the other two robbers.It could not be confirmed if the LNP recovered the gun used by the robbers in their failed and disastrous operation. However, residents who thronged in their numbers to see the two dead men said they were not from the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linden sweeper/cleaners protest for better salary

first_imgSweeper/cleaners employed by the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) on Wednesday staged a protest exercise outside the office of the regional administration calling for better salaries.Some of the protesting workersAccording to the employees, they are dissatisfied with a number of issues, including their “meagre” salary and deplorable working conditions. The female employees, who stood outside the building holding placards, made demands for their positions to be regularised to facilitate payment of at least the minimum wage.During the protest, the workers highlighted that their current salary is $24,740 per month, adding that this sum is highly insufficient to sustain them and their families. The protesters also made demands for the provision of working gear and improved working conditions. Some revealed that they were never given work contracts to sign and are not being paid via a banking system. The employees noted that a promise of a raise of pay went unfulfilled.“We’re protesting about our raise of salary. We don’t have any protective gear to work with. Sometimes we go to work, we ain’t get gloves; we need long boots because sometimes the place flooded and we have to walk in the water with we shoes. So, we need protective gear and we need a better salary,” an employee attached to the Harmony Secondary School noted.“August month, you have to wipe walls and these things and you’re getting half month salary. This is the time you have children to send back to school, you have to pay passage and the 8- hour worker still getting more than us when we are doing the same amount of work… $24,000 cannot work,” yet another worker stated. Another employee, who indicated that she was a mother of three, said she has been working for years under these conditions and called on the president to intervene. According to the employees, they were promised a raise of pay in September and January, but have not received it.Nathalie Hughes, a cleaner attached to the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School, said the school’s toilets were in a deplorable state.“When we sick and carry in sick leave and it go through the Region, when we go NIS they saying that Region tell them don’t pay we, because they paying we full salary. When we find out from the Region they saying we’re part-time cleaners, we ain’t entitled to certain benefits,” she related, adding that ma of her colleagues, though suffering, are afraid to protest.Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) regional representative Maurice Butters said the cleaners were frustrated with the way they were being treated by the regional administration. Butters said requests to the administration to provide proper working gear were not heeded.“They have no respect for them. They are treating the people as if there is a class structure…where the lower you are, the more disrespectful you are treated. Even at the schools, they are treated as though they are not human beings. And no one wants to sit and discuss with these people, how we can resolve this issue affecting them,” he said.Butters added that compounding the situation is the fact that sweeper/cleaners in Georgetown, who were in similar position, have since been regularised. He said he spoke to the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Maylene Stephen regarding the issue but has not heard back since.“We are calling on the President to say a word on behalf of these women…this is the time when they need his support…let the instruction be given so that these people can be properly regularised,”, Butters said.Following the protest, the workers were called to a meeting by the REO. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

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Guyana monitoring developments in Venezuela

first_imgRussian bombers…says military exercises do not constitute threatsIn an effort to quell the growing anxiety of some Guyanese after it was revealed that two state-of-the-art Russian bomber aircraft have been deployed to neighbouring Venezuela, the Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday said the Government is monitoring the latest developments.“The Ministry is monitoring ongoing related developments. It is important to note that military exercises are a regular feature of State relations and do not in themselves constitute a threat. Further, Guyana is fully committed to the rule of international law, including the peaceful resolution of disputes. Notwithstanding the ongoing border controversy, Guyana remains open to pursuing meaningful functional cooperation with Venezuela whenever that opportunity arises,” theFour Russian military aircraft, including two Tu-160 (Blackjack) bombers, one An-124 (Condor) heavy-lift cargo airplane and an IL-62 (Classic) passenger aircraft are seen in this DigitalGlobe satellite image at Simon Bolivar Airport in Maiquetia, Vargas, located about 21 kilometres from downtown Caracas, Venezuela in this December 10, 2018 (Courtesy Satellite image ©2018DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company/Handout via Reuters)Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.The Foreign Affairs Ministry added that Guyana and Russia have had cordial diplomatic relations since December 17, 1970.The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show of support for the Government of socialist President Nicolás Maduro.According to the BBC, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it amounted to “two corrupt Governments squandering public funds”. The Russian Government called his words “completely inappropriate”.The long-range strategic bombers landed at Simón Bolívar Airport outside of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Monday along with two other Russian planes. Venezuela and Russia have long been close allies, and the Russian bombers – as well as a missile cruiser – were sent to the Latin American country in 2008. The supersonic bombers also visited Venezuela in 2013.The latest visit comes just days after President Maduro met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino said they were part of air force exercises with its Russian allies.According to the US, Russia will pull the bombers from Venezuela by Friday.Venezuela and Russia recently signed contracts to guarantee US$5 billion in investments to boost oil production.Following the submission of Guyana’s memorial on jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month, a date has in turn been set for the Venezuelan Government to submit its own counter memorial.This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, during his contribution to the Budget Debates on Friday last. According to the Minister, April 18, 2019 has been set for Venezuela to submit its counter memorial.Greenidge remained optimistic that the ICJ has jurisdiction to resolve the controversy; something he noted has plagued its relations with Venezuela. According to the Minister, this issue has undermined the country’s ability to develop its sovereign territory.On November 19, 2018, Guyana submitted its memorial on jurisdiction to the ICJ, an important step as the country moves forward to have the controversy over the 1899 arbitral award settled. The memorial states that Venezuela is not correct in arguing that the controversy must be resolved exclusively by friendly negotiations, a claim which Guyana says is not justified in the terms of the final 1966 Geneva Agreement to which both parties agreed.It adds that the boundary was set out between Guyana and Venezuela in 1897 before the October 1899 award. In January 2018, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres chose adjudication by the Court as the means for finally resolving the controversy, with Guyana filing its case in March of this year.When US oil giant ExxonMobil announced the first of multiple oil finds in 2015, Venezuela renewed its claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but it failed to achieve a solution to the controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating. Sir Shridath Ramphal and Ambassador Audrey Waddell are assisting Minister Greenidge.The United States has since announced that it supports Guyana’s case.last_img read more

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Morrison promoted to Group A in 1,500 m after first place finish

first_imgSTRANGER, NORWAY – Speedskater Denny Morrison finished first in Group B at the second stage of the ISU World Cup events in Stanger, Norway over the weekend.Morrison, who only competed in the 1,500-metre event, won with a time of 1:46:01. His time bested the next-closest skater by a full second.Morrison said, “This is one more of the hurdles out the million of hurdles I’ve had to jump over the last two or three years since the stroke and the motorcycle accident. I think it says something about the culture of excellence we have on the Canadian team, and I hope that today’s achievement is not only celebrated by me, but also by the coaches and my teammates, who’ve helped bring me back to this level. What makes it all the more meaningful is that I qualified for Group A on the last possible day before the Calgary World Cup. There’s nothing more special than performing in front of your family and friends.Stage three of the World Cup takes place in Calgary in early December.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Pochettino ends speculation over Spurs future by signing new deal

first_img“I am honoured to have signed a new long-term contract as we approach one of the most significant periods in the club’s history and be the manager that will lead this team into our new world-class stadium,” he was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.“This is just one of the factors that makes this one of the most exciting jobs in world football and we are already making plans to ensure we continue to build on the great work that everyone has contributed to over the past four years.”Chairman Daniel Levy said the club had been on an “extraordinary journey”.“Mauricio has fostered an incredible spirit in the team and has embraced a style of play our fans have loved watching,” he said. “I know they will welcome this commitment by Mauricio.”Pochettino, who joined the club from Southampton in 2014, sparked speculation over his future in the closing weeks of the English season.Following the FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United, he hinted at a future with somebody else at the helm, even if there was no indication he was intending to step down.Spurs sealed Champions League football for a third straight season by finishing third in the Premier League despite having reportedly just the sixth highest wage bill behind Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.Tottenham have also spent only a fraction of the hundreds of millions paid out in the transfer market by the two Manchester clubs, who took the top two spots in the league.Instead, Pochettino has worked wonders by developing and improving a talented young squad, featuring the likes of England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli.But despite their rapid improvement in recent years both domestically and in Europe, Spurs have not won silverware since 2008.Last week the Argentine, 46, called on Levy to match his ambitions by being “brave” in the transfer market ahead of the moving to a new 62,000-capacity stadium from their temporary home of Wembley.However, Pochettino’s wishes could be hampered by spiralling costs for the new stadium, which reports say could hit £1 billion ($1.3 billion).First-team coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez have also agreed new contracts with the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs fans deserve a trophy © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 24 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract, ending speculation over his future at the Premier League club.The Argentine, who has led Spurs to three successive top-three finishes in the Premier League, has penned fresh terms to keep him in north London until 2023.last_img read more

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78-year-old Otis Chandler; transformed L.A. Times

first_img Otis Chandler was born in 1927, the son of Times publisher Norman Chandler and great-grandson of Times founder Harrison Gray Otis. His mother was Dorothy Chandler, the philanthropist and arts patron who raised money in the 1950s to save the financially troubled Hollywood Bowl and also led the campaign to build a permanent home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic – the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Otis Chandler was groomed from an early age to take control of the family’s newspaper. He worked as a printer’s apprentice, as a reporter and in the advertising and circulation departments. He succeeded his father as publisher in 1960 at age 33. The paper then was considered parochial and partisan, a mouthpiece for conservative political causes. Almost immediately, Chandler set out to make the paper one of the country’s best. He moved it toward the political center and angered conservative allies – and family members – by publishing a series on the right-wing John Birch Society. He hired more reporters, raised salaries, opened overseas bureaus and beefed up the paper’s coverage of Washington. Chandler also expanded the reach of Times Mirror, starting a news service with The Washington Post and acquiring newspapers, TV stations and other media outlets. “What Otis Chandler was able to do was see this area had the potential to be great and it needed a great newspaper,” said Michael Parks, editor of the Times from 1997 to 2000. “He was a strong leader and dedicated his paper to excellence as well as financial success, and there weren’t many of those,” said Ben Bradlee, vice president at large and former executive editor of The Washington Post. While serving on the Times Mirror board until 1998, Chandler approved the hiring of Mark Willes, a cereal company executive with no newspaper experience, to start running Times Mirror when the company was mired in sagging profits in 1995. Chandler remained silent while Willes shuttered New York Newsday, a paper Chandler had opened, and began to lower the walls traditionally separating the business operations of the company from the editorial side. That policy culminated in the 1999 publication of a special Sunday magazine section on the newly opened Staples Center, the sports arena. It was later revealed that the paper split about $2 million in advertising revenue with the arena. The deal led to unrest in the newsroom, and the paper later issued a front-page apology. In 2000, disgusted with the direction the paper was headed, Chandler dictated a statement that was read aloud in the newsroom: “I have reluctantly decided that I can no longer sit idly by and watch a very serious decline in the morale of people throughout the Times.” Chandler railed against “this unbelievably stupid and unprofessional handling of the Staples special section.” He also criticized the management for staff cuts and reductions in the size of the paper, which he said threatened its credibility. “Respect and credibility for a newspaper is irreplaceable,” Chandler wrote. “The trust and faith in a newspaper by its employees, its readers, and the community is dearer to me than life itself.” Survivors include his wife, Bettina; sons, Harry and Michael, and daughters, Carolyn Chandler and Cathleen Chandler. A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. March 6 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did,” David Halberstam wrote in his 1979 book “The Powers That Be.” Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times, said Chandler helped the Los Angeles Times grow “in its journalistic scope and reputation.” With his blond hair, weight-lifter physique and love of surfing and hot cars, Chandler was a quintessential Californian of his generation. He was an avid hunter as well as a collector of muscle cars and motorcycles. Chandler resigned as the paper’s publisher in 1980 after 20 years at the helm. He remained mostly quiet about the paper’s operation after he left as chairman and editor-in-chief in 1985. But he returned as a newsroom hero in 2000 when he publicly berated the newspaper’s management for deep cost-cutting and a scandal involving an advertising arrangement with a sports arena. Soon after that, the Chandler Family Trust sold the newspaper’s parent company, the Times Mirror Co., to the Tribune Co., publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Otis Chandler, who as publisher of the Los Angeles Times during the 1960s and 1970s turned a narrow, conservative publication into a nationally influential and distinguished newspaper, died Monday at 78. Chandler, who had been suffering from a degenerative brain disorder known as Lewy body disease, died at his home in Ojai, said Tom Johnson, who succeeded him as publisher and retired as chairman and chief executive of CNN News Group. Chandler was the scion of a family that wielded financial and political power in the Los Angeles area for decades. As publisher, he spent most of his career chafing against what he sensed was an East Coast bias against Los Angeles, and he fought to elevate the Times and put it on par with its East Coast rivals. The Times won seven Pulitzer Prizes during Chandler’s tenure. last_img read more

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Lost teddy being cared for by staff at Donegal County Museum

first_imgDid you leave your teddy behind in Donegal County Museum? The staff discovered him in the museum on Saturday afternoon but the teddy’s owner is urged not to worry as they have been keeping him occupied until he is reunited with his owner.The staff at the museum have had Teddy try a whole range of activites; he has already tried the ‘Donegal Museum Detectives Backpack, had a go at the ‘County Donegal in 1916: Our Story’ children’s activity booklet and now he upstairs watching ‘Northwest Film Archive’! Donegal County Museum would love to reunite Teddy with his owner, so if you were the family in the museum late Saturday afternoon, please contact us so that Teddy can go home.You can phone the museum on; 074 9124613 or email them at; museum@donegalcoco.ie Lost teddy being cared for by staff at Donegal County Museum was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Donegal County MuseumTeddylast_img read more

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Jadon Sancho hailed as the ‘perfect footballer’ by Ballon d’Or winner

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sancho is making waves in world football Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 The ex-Man City star is set to win his first England cap aged just 18 Most Popular Football Stories “It was when he was playing for the England Under-17s against Norway in the European Championships.“I was in the gym, on the running machine, with the television on. But after 15 minutes I stopped running to watch it more closely.“I would normally never do that. I am focused on my run. Yet I wanted to know more about this wonderful guy I’d seen playing.“I didn’t know him at all, or who he played for, only his surname. Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it “For the next two years he should concentrate on getting into the Under-21 side, play games and learn about international competition.“That is better for his development than going into the senior squad and sitting on the bench.” Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City RIP LEGEND have a look tense Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 preparation “For me he is a perfect player. The ability he has is instinctive, natural. You cannot teach that brilliance.Sancho’s ascent to the top shows no sign of slowing down, with a slew of Premier League clubs reportedly interested in bringing the superstar back to England.However, after making the bold decision to leave everything behind at such a young age, it would seem the forward is content to carry on his footballing education on the continent.Such humility is exactly why 1990 Ballon d’Or winner Matthaus has urged the starlet to not rush, and carry on with his progression. Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Second is best revealed England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 “But from that moment I could see he was fantastic. I only needed to watch for 15 minutes to know. That was enough.“He is a natural footballer, who loves to play on the left wing but has unbelievable talent.“Sancho is a player who has everything. He has fantastic speed, great technique, a good eye for his colleagues and that key pass.“Everything he does he pulls off at high speed at the right moment. 4 explained The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Lothar Matthaus has heaped praise on England’s latest teen sensation Jadon Sancho, calling him the ‘perfect footballer’.The Borussia Dortmund star has been on a scintillating rise through the ranks of European football in the past few years, which is likely to culminate in a full England cap. 4 4 sad day latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 “What is clear is that he loves just playing football, loves the ball,” he continued. “He is not thinking about money, about the next Ferrari he can buy. He looks to have both feet on the ground.“He arrived in Dortmund as a 17-year-old, leaving England for the first time. He was away from his home and family for the first time.“Dortmund gave him time. Now, when he plays, he makes the difference and excites everyone.“They bought him for only £7million. And they know that in three or four years time, when it is right for Sancho to move on, they will get an awful lot more than that. Latest England News BEST OF After leaving Manchester City for just £7million, Sancho has established himself as one of the brightest talents in world football.Already this season, he has six league assists, has made his Champions League debut and earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the UEFA Nations League clashes with Croatia and Spain.However, for those who have watched him develop from a young age this will come as no surprise. World Cup winning legend Lothar Matthuas revealed how the 18-year-old left him mesmerised.Writing in his exclusive column for The Sun, he said: “The first time I saw Jadon Sancho he made me stand still. And that’s never happened before. GETTING READY Sancho will be hoping to pick up valuable pieces of information from Gareth Southgate Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap gameday cracker Matthaus won the Ballon d’Or in 1990 last_img read more

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RTÉ PUNDIT: DONEGAL ARE TIRED, MAYO WILL BEAT THEM

first_imgDonegal….are they tired? Former Dublin manager says they are..DON’T you just love pundits….Donegal have been written off (again) by one of RTÉ’s top pundits.Tommy Carr believes that the odds are stacked against Donegal in their quest to defeat Mayo in next Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final. And while the former Dublin player and manager was impressed with Donegal’s second-half showing that saw them comfortably beat Galway, the seven-day turnaround, he feels, will just be too much for Rory Gallagher’s side to cope with after what has been a tough campaign so far for the Ulster side.“I can’t see any way that Donegal can turn around in the space of a week and beat Mayo,” was Carr’s quite frank conclusion.“I don’t think they can recover physically and mentally to take on Mayo.”Carr says that Donegal are “a tired team” and their tendency to go long periods without scoring in games will ultimately be their undoing. Against Galway they went 24 minutes without a score.“Donegal have played Tyrone, Armagh, Derry, Monaghan and Galway – all tough games. They do look a tired team and those barren periods are becoming more regular. You won’t get away with that against a Mayo team who’s ticking at the scoreboard all the time,” he said.“It’s all stacked in Mayo’s favour.” RTÉ PUNDIT: DONEGAL ARE TIRED, MAYO WILL BEAT THEM was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:all-irelanddonegalMayoQuarter final.SFCtiredlast_img read more

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