January 11

Pochettino wants to emulate Sir Alex

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to build his squad around home-grown talentLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Mauricio Pochettino intends to follow the example set by Sir Alex Ferguson by building his Spurs squad around homegrown talent.The Tottenham boss, who has the good fortune of managing several of the country’s brightest young stars in Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, says that investing time in developing local talent has always been his goal as a manager. “There is big pressure to win when you are a big club,” Pochettino told reporters.“But for me the best example in football in many years was Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson – and what he created with young talent from the academy or from England. It created the core of a team that won everything. That is a good example for me,” the Argentine added.“From day one, when we arrived at Southampton, we always said to you [the media], the fans and the coaches that the most important thing was to show belief and faith in the young talent in England,” he continued.“One of our challenges in the last four years was to show the English people that the talent exists here. I think Southampton and Tottenham are showing that, if you believe and work and spend time, they have the same talent as in Argentina, Spain and Brazil.”Two of his young players, Alli and Kane have been nominated for the 2016/17 PFA Young Player of the Year award, a title  currently held by the 20-year old Alli.If either of the two Tottenham nominees walk away with the prize, it would be the club’s fifth win in six years with Walker, Gareth Bale, Kane all being previous recipients.“Tottenham is not the only club in England that believes in young players,” Pochettino continued.“But I think it is one of the best few clubs that believes and for young players it is a perfect club to develop their game and we have had success in the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 10

DWP’s greatest rip-off

first_img“The suggestion that we were somehow engaging in profiteering is offensive.” Nahai called the ruling preliminary. “Immediately, we don’t think it will have an impact,” he said. “If the courts ultimately determine that DWP has to pay these amounts, we’ll abide by the courts’ decision.” The $222 million would be a one-time payment. Last year former Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, D-Los Angeles, passed legislation that allows the DWP to maintain its current rates for public-agency customers. If the decision is upheld, the payment could have a one-time effect on the DWP’s annual cash transfer to the city’s general fund. “Because this affects a proprietary agency, any effects on the city budget are limited,” said Thomas Saenz, counsel to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Still, attorney Eric Havian, who represented the six agencies that sued the DWP, said the judge’s ruling appears to limit how much the utility can charge its public customers going forward. In particular, the judge prohibited the DWP from charging its public-agency customers for the power revenue transfer to the city’s general fund, an annual cash hand-over worth $185 million this year. Public-agency customers had complained that the DWP ratepayers are essentially being taxed and subsidizing city government through the transfer. “You’re not allowed to charge more for electricity and then turn around and use it for parks and the city budget. The law requires you to be very straightforward about that,” Havian said. Los Angeles Unified School District board member David Tokofsky has battled the city over the DWP reimbursement and said Tuesday he was pleased with the ruling. “I hope that City Hall will not pursue its fantasies of appealing, and instead dedicate these resources immediately to the families and children of LAUSD, the county, UCLA, and the other educational and public agencies victorious in this litigation,” he said. Last year, the DWP tentatively agreed to pay $900,000 to the LAUSD under a proposed settlement over a similar lawsuit related to water rates. LAUSD General Counsel Kevin Reed said he hoped the two agencies could settle again rather than pursue an appeal. “But once we get this money, it’s general fund money. It goes straight to the classroom,” he said. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 Ruling breakdown Under the ruling, the DWP will have to pay roughly: $95 million to Los Angeles Unified School District $45 million to Los Angeles County $39 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority $31 million to California state agencies $8 million to the Los Angeles Community College District and $5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power overcharged the school district, county and other government agencies for more than a decade and now must return more than $220 million, a judge has ruled. Six government entities sued in 2000, saying that under state law the DWP can only charge them for the cost of producing the electricity they use – less than what the utility had billed them. Among their concerns was that the DWP was overcharging them and using the funds to essentially subsidize the city budget through an annual transfer that this year totals $185 million. In his ruling Monday, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge John P. Wade agreed that the DWP ignored state law and he ordered the utility to refund $222 million in overcharges from 1997 through 2006. “Basically (the DWP) ripped off a number of agencies,” said California Attorney General Jerry Brown. “It was a political move. This way the City Council gets more money to spend on their special projects. This takes money away from the schools, the colleges, the Highway Patrol.” Brown’s office joined the lawsuit on behalf of state agencies in Los Angeles that were overcharged $31 million by the DWP. The ruling is a significant loss for the DWP – and potentially Los Angeles ratepayers – if the utility has to dip into its savings to repay the public agencies named in the judgment. But DWP officials said they will appeal, and they disputed the judge’s ruling and assertions that the utility was bilking customers. “We are a public agency. We’re a municipal utility. We’re not a profit-making entity,” said Board of Water and Power Commission President H. David Nahai, adding that the DWP’s rates are among the lowest in the state. last_img read more

November 16

Bengaluru ready for Istiklol test

first_imgAFC Cup AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC ready for Istiklol test Last updated 2 years ago 08:25 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Albert Roca Bengaluru FC practice session Bengaluru FC AFC Cup Istiqlol v Bengaluru Bengaluru Istiqlol The reigning Federation Cup winners have travelled to face the Tajikistan team in Dushanbe on Wednesday…. Albert Roca has made one changed to the 18-member squad which travelled to Tajikistan on Sunday from the one which went to DPR Korea.Zohmingliana Ralte has replaced Joyner Lourenco in the squad which shall take on Istiklol on Wednesday in the AFC Cup Inter-Zonal final’s first leg.Bengaluru FC shall reach Dushanbe on Sunday evening via Dubai. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, after the match they would come back to Bangalore only on Saturday with no flights being available from Dushanbe.Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte;Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Zohmingliana Ralte, Collin Abranches, Juanan Gonzalez, Nishu Kumar;Midfielders: Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Antonio Dovale, Lenny Rodrigues, Alwyn George, Harmanjot Khabra, Malsawmzuala;Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Daniel Lalhlimpuia,last_img read more

November 9

Egypt vs Uruguay: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEgypt v Uruguay Egypt vs Uruguay: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Jose Gimenez Uruguay 2018 World Cup Getty Images Egypt v Uruguay World Cup Mohamed Salah Luis Suárez Friendlies Uruguay Egypt Powerade Egypt and Uruguay open their World Cup campaign on Friday at the Central Stadium in the second game of Group A Pressure on Egypt will now increase ahead of their clash with Russia, where defeat could result in a premature end of their World Cup campaign. Meanwhile, Uruguay will fancy their chances of securing their spot in the knock-out stages when they tackle Saudi Arabia.The goal was very late and the performance wasn’t great from Uruguay but Oscar Tabarez’s side have a crucial three points, with Jose Gimenez’s goal ending a wait since 1970 for La Celeste to win their opening game of a World Cup. Egypt impressed for the majority of the game, with Trezeguet and Mohamed El-Shenawy shining, but fell short at the end.FULL-TIME: EGYPT 0-1 URUGUAY Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move 90+6 mins:  Hegazi clatters into Suarez and picks up a deserved yellow card.90+4 mins:  Trezeguet receives treatment on the touchline after running himself into the ground. He’s been everywhere and looks like a player to watch out for in the tournament.90+3 mins: The major question that will linger over Egypt now is whether they should have rolled the dice with Salah. They’ve impressed for the majority of the game but have lacked flair in the final third, which the Liverpool star would have provided.Indiscipline beginning to creep into Egypt’s game now as Morsy is cautioned.90+1 mins: Egypt were within touching distance from securing what may have been a crucial point but their performance in the latter stages had dropped, inviting the pressure from Uruguay. Against players like Gimenez and Cavani, you will be punished. Egypt have found that out the hard way.Jose Gimenez Uruguay 2018 World Cup90 mins: GOAL! 1-0 URUGUAY! Sanchez delivers a free-kick from the right and Gimenez rises highest in the area to head into the right-hand corner of the net. Heartbreak for Egypt!Sanchez has impressed since his introduction and his cross invited the pressure from the Atletico Madrid defender, who dispatched the chance expertly.88 mins: OFF THE POST! Inches away from a winning goal! Cavani curls a free-kick that has El-Shenawy beaten but it bounces back off the frame of the goal, with Sanchez then blocking the rebound from his own team-mate!87 mins: This could be a key moment in the match as Fathy fouls Cavani, giving Uruguay a superb position to strike at goal.SUB!  Third and final change from Uruguay, as Vecino is replaced by reportedly Arsenal-bound Torreira.85 mins:   A draw would be a fair reflection on the match and host nation Russia will be delighted if it stays like this, as it would put them in a commanding position at the top of Group A 83 mins: WHAT A SAVE! El-Shenawy has really shone today and he’s made a decisive save. Suarez knocks the ball into the path of Cavani, who unleashes a powerful volley that looks destined to fly into the back of the net but the shot-stopper is equal to the attempt.Warda Caceres Egypt Uruguay World Cup81 mins:  Final change for Egypt and confirmation that we won’t see Salah today. Warda makes way, with his spot taken by new Huddersfield signing Sobhi.79 mins:  The break is on for Egypt but the final ball into the middle towards Warda is hooked away. The tempo of the game looks to be shifting back into the favour of the African side.77 mins:  Godin again charges forward with intent but the ball through to him from Sanchez is too heavy. Another chance to test Egypt wasted from Uruguay.76 mins:  Edging into the latter stages of the game and Uruguay remain on the front foot, with Egypt starting to show signs of tiredness. 74 mins:  El-Shenawy is only earning his sixth cap for Egypt tonight and was selected ahead of veteran El-Hadary for the game. He may be less experienced but he’s really impressed, making crucial interventions when called upon.73 mins: BIG CHANCE! Uruguay immediately hit on the counter and Cavani pokes a ball through to Suarez, who tries to dribble around El-Shenawy but the Egypt goalkeeper dives to the striker’s feet to snatch the ball.72 mins:  SAVE! Fathy strikes a blistering shot towards goal that Muslera clutches onto well and the referee deserves credit for playing the advantage after Warda was fouled in the build-up. 70 mins:  Sanchez is the man to deliver, finding the feet of Cavani at the near post, but he strikes the arm of Caceres with his attempt and it’s a defensive free-kick for Egypt.69 mins:  Uruguay are back in the driving seat and have an opportunity after winning a corner off Trezeguet. 67 mins:  Tired legs are emerging, which is leading to space for attackers to exploit, but both goalkeepers have enjoyed a relatively comfortable match. It only takes one moment for things to change though.65 mins:  Uruguay have looked better since making their two changes but chances remain limited. El-Shenawy’s close-range save to deny Suarez moments into the second period could be decisive.63 mins: SUB! Egypt do make a change in attack but it’s not Salah entering the frame. Instead, Kahraba replaces Mohsen.61 mins:  Egypt will fancy their chances of snatching a win from the game and fans are desperate to see Salah introduced. You have to wonder whether it’s worth the risk though.58 mins: SUB!  Uruguay make a double-change, replacing Nandez and De Arrascaeta with Sanchez and Rodriguez. 56 mins:  Trezeguet takes the ball out of the air with a neat touch and tries an attempt from distance but it’s well wide of the target.54 mins:  Suarez continues to cut a frustrated figure as things continue not to go his way, with Uruguay still poor when they get into the final third. Oscar Tabarez needs something to change for his side.52 mins:  Egypt continue to look bright in the wide areas but the final ball is still lacking. Trezeguet’s pace is proving to be a real asset and he’s certainly one to watch for the remainder of the match.50 mins: SUB!  Confirmation of Egypt’s change, with Wolverhampton-born Morsy taking the place of Hamed.49 mins:  Hamed was down at the latter stages of the first half and is on the floor again here. A signal to the bench has been made and it looks like we’ll see the game’s first substitution.47 mins: SAVE! Another huge opportunity for Suarez after Cavani flicks a ball over the defence to the striker, who smashes a shot at goal but sees his attempt superbly kept out by El-Shenawy.46 mins:  Egypt get us back underway. Hopefully the second half is more entertaining.The game is crying out for a star to grab the game by the scruff of the neck but, with Suarez sub-par and Salah on the bench, both sides have lacked inspiration. It’s poised for someone to grab the headlines in the second half, although it’s difficult to see where a winner would come from at this stage. Goalless at the break and Egypt will be the happier of the two sides. Neither side has been incisive in the final third and Uruguay in particular have struggled to get their strikers involved in the game. Suarez had the best opportunity of the half but wasted it, slicing an effort into the side netting.HALF-TIME: EGYPT 0-0 URUGUAY 45 mins:  Uruguay have not won any of their last six opening games at a World Cup, drawing three and losing three. 43 mins:  Egypt again finding room in wide areas, with Fathy having two opportunities to whip the ball into the middle, but the first is cleared away and his second soars above the heads of his team-mates.Luis Suarez Uruguay 2018 World Cup42 mins:   Suarez has had three shots in this game so far, one more than Egypt (2) have in total. None of them have caused problems though. 40 mins:  Warda is down in a heap after failing with an acrobatic attempt to play the ball but is quickly back to his feet.38 mins:  A surging run forward from the back by Godin sees the defender ease past Elneny and he feeds a pass through to De Arrascaeta, whose touch is poor and the ball trickles behind for a goal kick.36 mins:  Better from Uruguay as they move the ball around to find space but, like Egypt at the other end, the final ball hasn’t been up to standard.34 mins:  Egypt look threatening down the left, where Trezeguet has the better of former Manchester United man Varela, but the delivery into the middle has been poor so far. 32 mins:  A chance for Uruguay from a free-kick quite a way from goal and Suarez smashes his attempt into Trezeguet in the wall.30 mins:  Egypt will be very pleased with their opening half hour but Cuper will want his side to be more creative in attack. Without the exceptional flair of Salah, the Pharaohs look rather flat.28 mins:  Suarez has had a very poor game so far, sloppily conceding possession once again. Uruguay need him to be at his best but he hasn’t managed to get going.26 mins:  Brilliant play from Warda to get past Caceres, then feeding the ball to Mohsen but, on the turn, he doesn’t connect properly with his effort and it’s another comfortable save for Muslera . 25 mins:  Suarez doesn’t miss opportunities like that very often – so that can be seen as a huge warning sign for Egypt.23 mins: WIDE! Suarez has a golden opportunity to open the scoring for Uruguay as a corner fell to the Barcelona star at the far post but he scuffs his effort into the side netting.21 mins:  Bentancur looks to be the key for Uruguay creatively but he’s often electing to play the ball sidewards or back to a defender rather than crafting an attack.19 mins:  Elneny is playing a different sort of role in the middle of the park to his position with Arsenal, where he’s mainly used as an enforcer in front of defence, whereas he’s been given a licence to roam forward for Egypt.17 mins:  Uruguay continue to find themselves on the back foot as El Said skips past Bentancur and takes a dramatic tumble, earning himself a telling off from the referee but avoiding a yellow card.15 mins:  Egypt now emerging as the more impressive of the two sides but Muslera, who’s likely to win his 100th cap at the World Cup, hasn’t been tested significantly.13 mins:  A very cagey affair so far, with no side really dominating, and we haven’t seen much of Suarez as of yet.11 mins: SAVE! Egypt now force Muslera into action for the first time, as Trezeguet chests the ball down to create some room just inside the box, but doesn’t connect with his shot properly.10 mins:  Hector Cuper will he happy with the start his Egypt side have made, as they’ve kept Uruguay quiet and are finding their rhythm in attack.8 mins: SAVE! Cavani has the first attempt of the match, firing a low shot from outside the box that El-Shenawy managed to keep out comfortably.7 mins:  Egypt starting to be more involved in the game after coping with Uruguay’s early pressure but neither side is yet to threaten in the final third.5 mins:  Warda puts Caceres under pressure defensively but can’t keep the ball in play after his tackle, though it shows Egypt’s intent to limit the time Uruguay have on the ball.3 mins:  Uruguay have dominated possession in the opening exchanges, with Egypt seeing little of the ball, as Cavani rolls around in pain after being caught by Hamed.1 min:  Uruguay get us started at the Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg.HERE WE GO… The players are out on the field and we’re ready to kick off!5 mins until KO:  Uruguay beat Egypt in their only previous encounter, defeating them 2-0 in Alexandria in August 2006. La Celeste have never lost at a World Cup to an African side (W1, D2).Uruguay only played one warm up game ahead of the World Cup, a routine victory over Uzbekistan, but enter the tournament on the back of a five-match unbeaten run. However, they won just one of their last seven qualiying matches.Egypt don’t enter the World Cup in the best of form, as Cuper’s side have not won any of their six games since the win over Congo that sealed their spot in Russia. In their warm up games, the Pharaohs drew 0-0 with Colombia and were defeated 3-0 by Belgium – an improvement on those results in needed. Cavani (40) and Suarez (31) scored a combined 71 goals at club level during the 2017-18 season. Suarez has scored five goals in total at the World Cup previously, with Cavani netting twice.After losing to South American rivals Colombia in Brazil four years ago, Uruguay are looking for success this time around. 68 years after La Celeste last won the World Cup, it would be a major surprise to see Suarez and company go all the way in Russia but they’re expected to be present in the latter stages of the competition.Egypt expects ahead of the Pharaohs’ first World Cup match in 28 years but the absence of Salah, who scored five of Egypt’s eight goals in the third round of qualifying for the tournament, will hit Cuper’s side hard. However, it’s a chance to show that they’re not all about one player in what is on paper their hardest game in Group A.Salah (33) is the top-scorer in Egypt’s World Cup squad. No other player in the African side’s ranks have hit double figures for the Pharaohs.Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez names a strong line-up and the one that many would expect to see, with experienced strikers Cavani and Suarez leading the line. Arsenal fans should keep an eye on substitute Torreira, who’s widely linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium from Sampdoria.The big news from Egypt’s perspective is that, despite being tipped as almost certain to start, Hector Cuper only names Salah on the bench as the Liverpool star pushes for a return from injury. In his absence, The Pharaohs will look towards Al Ahly’s Mohsen to get the goals but he’s scored just four for his nation prior to the World Cup.Uruguay subs: Martin Campana, Martin Silva, Cristhian Stuani, Sebastian Coates, Diego Laxalt, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Gaston Silva, Carlos Sanchez, Maxi Gomez, Lucas Torreira, Maxi Pereira, Cristian Rodriguez.Egypt subs: Essam El Hadary, Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed El Mohamady, Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Salah, Kahraba, Ayman Ashraf, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Shikabala, Saad Samir.Uruguay XI: Fernando Muslera; Guillermo Varela, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres; Nahitan Nandez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Giorgian de Arrascaeta; Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.Egypt XI: Mohamed El-Shenawy; Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Shafy; Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed; Amr Warda, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Marwan Mohsen.After Russia got us started in some style yesterday, Egypt and Uruguay will be looking to follow in the footsteps of the host nation by beginning their campaigns with three points – especially as Russia’s goal difference was boosted significantly against Saudi Arabia.20 mins until KO:  Hello and welcome to this LIVE commentary of the Group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Squads & Team News The main talking point is that star forward Salah has been left out of Egypt’s starting line-up, despite assurances from head coach Cuper that would be fit to play. It is undoubtedly a major blow to the African nation’s chances against what appears to be – on paper, at least – the strongest side in Group A. Additionally, Stoke City’s Ramadan Sobhi has not been utilised as a replacement, and remains on the bench alongside Salah, Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady, and the oldest player in the tournament – 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary.Uruguay have made a surprising omission of their own, with reported Arsenal target Lucas Torreira left out of the side. However, the South Americans may well feel confident that their former Liverpool fan-favourite Suarez can capitalise on the absence of Egypt’s current Reds star. Confirmed Egypt XI:  El-Shenawy; Shafy, Hegazi, Gabr, Fathi; Hamed, Elneny; Trezeguet, Said, Warda; MohsenEgypt subs:  El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Salah, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdi, Ekramy, Shikabala, SamirConfirmed Uruguay XI: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Varela; Bentancur, Vecino; Arrascaeta, Nandez; Suarez, CavaniUruguay subs: Sanchez, Rodriguez, Stuani, Campana, G. Silva, Torreira, Perreira, Laxalt, Gomez, Coates, Urretaviscaya, M. SilvaTV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BBC One  or streamed live online using BBC iPlayer. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer Edging into the latter stages of the game and Uruguay remain on the front foot, with Egypt starting to show signs of tiredness.last_img read more

October 17

Four stabbed on bus in Brampton Ont suspect arrested

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. – Police say four people were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being stabbed on a bus east of Toronto.Peel regional police say they have charged a woman with four counts of attempted murder in connection with the stabbings, which took place Tuesday night in Brampton, Ont.Officers say a 49-year-old Brampton man was taken to a Toronto trauma centre, while three Brampton women aged 28, 19 and 18 respectively were taken to a local hospital. Police say none of the injuries are life-threatening.Police say Jade Nelson, 20, is being held in custody until a bail hearing scheduled to take place this morning.Officers were unable to say what triggered the stabbing.last_img