Amazon in talks with Spurs over fly-on-the-wall documentary after City success

first_imgTOTTENHAM are in talks with Amazon over a fly-on-the-wall documentary following their season.The streaming giants are looking for a new subject matter in the Premier League following the success of their series charting a year in the life of Manchester City.2 Tottenham are in talks with Amazon about filming a behind-the-scenes documentary to be screened next summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd the Mail say they are now in advanced talks with Spurs with the idea to screen episodes next summer.When City first signed up to working with Amazon, they had to seek permission from all the other clubs in the top flight before going ahead with the deal.Central to the concern of the other clubs was protecting the highly-valuable broadcasting rights which meant City had to give assurances about not showing match action until the season had finished.Once the All or Nothing series was published, a deal which netted City £10million, it received critical acclaim and gave other sides an idea of what would be involved.The growth in stature of Spurs over the past few years has seen them become more marketable globally, which helped Amazon choose them as potential subjects.2They are keen to get a deal in place this season given it is the first one in which they enter the market of broadcasting live Premier League matches.Amazon have the rights to screen an entire midweek match programme in early December along with all the Boxing Day matches.And the idea is to complete the campaign with a show based on the goings on at Tottenham, warts and all.Spurs have suffered a stuttering start to the new season which has seen them fall ten points adrift of top spot already.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerThe Carabao Cup humbling against Colchester also increased fears that there is something not quite right at the club.But if chairman Daniel Levy finalises a deal with Amazon, much of that will be screened next summer – although the report claims this series is not planning to be as full on as the City one.Instead producers want to also show how the club works within the community around their home – and the impact their new stadium has made on Tottenham. Leeds United behind the scenes documentary narrated by die-hard fan Russell Crowe set to air on Prime Video in Augustlast_img read more

Hunters and Dolphins leveled 6-6 at half-time

first_imgStargroth Amean scored first for Hunters five minutes into the game, followed by a conversion by Noel Zeming to put them in the lead 6-0.Dolphins fought hard to level the score 6-6 19 minutes to half-time through Ruzon Nutira, followed by a conversion from Darren Nicholls.It is a close encounter as Dolphins are feeling the Moresby heat. The winner of this game will win the Stan Joyce Cup commemorating major sponsor SP Brewery.last_img

The drama of Robin Soderling, the first tennis player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros

first_imgThe Swedish ex-tennis player criticizes himself and confesses that his meticulousness in tennis all through the season additionally affected his efficiency. “I don’t remorse what I did. Being a prime athlete in any sport shouldn’t be straightforward. There are occasions once I blamed myself. There are occasions in my profession once I want I had stepped again or not taken it so critically. . As the years glided by and I felt higher, I began doing extra issues that I loved. I believed this was what I wanted to do to be higher than it could possibly be. It was value it if I gained my video games and improved my rating, but when I didn’t, I felt very screwed. It’s straightforward to see tennis in a different way after his profession. Now I see it as a sport. “Soderling believes that this lack of disconnection from tennis additionally performed in opposition to him and made him play with extra strain. “My fundamental downside was not having that on / off change. I couldn’t change my thoughts throughout video games, coaching classes and different conditions on the courtroom. I knew how lengthy the tennis seasons have been, and that you simply hardly had any relaxation. It isn’t straightforward to disconnect from tennis and you’ve got to discover methods to take care of your self, take care of your physique and relaxation throughout the season. I look again and need there had been extra than simply tennis. I want I had studied one thing at the age of 20 or 21 by the time I began excited about life after tennis. Tennis careers should not often very lengthy, they all the time finish and typically they do it ahead of you suppose. Having one thing to disconnect from tennis permits you to have much less strain. I believed I had to be critical all the time, that I had to suppose solely about tennis. I had to breathe tennis. I don’t suppose it was the proper method. It could be good in case your thoughts was elsewhere to breathe a little bit bit. “One of the most memorable episodes of Robin Soderling’s profession is his victory in opposition to Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros in 2009, making him the first tennis player to win on the clay of Paris in the Balearic Islands. The Swede reviewed that episode in a match through which solely Roger Federer was in a position to deprive him of the title and who additionally had good phrases for Nadal and what he has achieved at Roland Garros. “Individuals all the time speak about once I beat Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros in 2009. In fact it was improbable. Nobody in the world anticipated him to win that match. It was tough as a result of after shaking arms with him I noticed that it was not the last. I believed to myself, ‘Okay, don’t be too blissful, don’t loosen up.’ He didn’t need to be the boy who beat Rafa however misplaced in the last. I wished to keep targeted as a result of in case you loosen up a little bit you’ll be able to lose a match, like a Grand Slam last, very simply. At the moment I didn’t understand how nice an achievement I had achieved. I bear in mind going again to the locker room and I had nearly 350 messages. I noticed that I had completed one thing nice. I recognize the help I acquired that day and that I proceed to obtain for profitable that match, however the nice story is that of Nadal. We are going to by no means see somebody succesful of profitable 12 Grand Slam once more. “ Robin Soderling was aiming to be one of the nice rackets in the tennis world after marveling at Roland Garros in 2009 till mononucleosis pressured him to finish his profession as knowledgeable tennis player in 2015 with solely 31 years after 4 years with out competing (he performed his final match as knowledgeable after profitable the title in the 2011 Bastad match).Virtually 5 years after his retirement, Soderling was sincere in a press release to the Behind The Racquet portal through which he associated how he was pressured to go away the circuit as a result of of this illness. “It was very tough to make the choice to retire. I performed my final recreation at age 27. In my head I had extra years to play tennis. I used to be at the prime of my profession once I fell in poor health with mononucleosis two years earlier than I retired. Earlier than, for a very long time, I had been detected with stress and tiredness. Regardless of this I continued enjoying. I used to be sick all the time as a result of my immune system was weak, however I stored pushing. In my thoughts I knew one thing was flawed, however the medical assessments have been working. I used to be enjoying effectively till I bought mononucleosis. I felt that the mixture of my poor immune system and the further coaching affected me. Mononucleosis was the last item my physique may tolerate. The medical doctors instructed me I had it for the first time in Indian Wells in 2011. At first I didn’t get it flawed, nevertheless it bought worse after my final match in Bastad. I didn’t go away residence in six months. “Soderling revealed that, though it was tough for him to assume his retirement from tennis, he believes that it was the greatest choice he may make and that it took him 5 years to regain the form he had in his greatest years on the circuit. “After a yr I began to really feel higher. I wished to practice growing the depth after which the signs returned. I felt drained and the fever returned. This occurred to me for a number of years and it was irritating. I attempted to return for 3 years, however to no avail . I accepted that I may by no means return. Once I made the last choice to cease, it was robust nevertheless it was additionally a reduction. He wouldn’t have to battle to return and he would have to reside on this uncertainty. After making the choice, I accepted it and found how to reside my life once more. It was sort of bizarre for the first six months as a result of I didn’t care about tennis. It was relaxation. I hardly realized I used to be coming again. When you find yourself actually in poor health you understand that well being is the most necessary factor. It’s loopy as a result of throughout my profession it was the solely factor that nervous me. Now I solely nervous about being higher, it was easy. After watching tennis on TV for some time, with gamers I had confronted, I wished to get again on the courtroom once more to compete. Throughout my first yr away I didn’t do bodily exercise as a result of I didn’t need to worsen it. It took me 5 years to get again to the level the place I may practice as I wished. I felt it was a protracted interval for my return to tennis. “last_img read more

2 arrested after gun, ammo find

first_imgA man and a woman were on Wednesday arrested after Police ranks discovered an illegal firearm and matching ammunition in a boat that was in their possession.According to Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Ivelaw Whittaker, the incident occurred around 10:30h. According to initial reports, Police ranks conducted a search on a boat at Eteringbang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).During the search, they unearthed an unlicensed 12-gauge shotgun along with 14 cartridges. The ranks subsequently arrested the man and the woman.The two suspects remain in custody and are assisting with the investigations.last_img

Alfalit-Liberia, MOE Sign Adult Literacy MOU

first_imgOne of Liberia’s foremost adult literacy entities, Alfalit-Liberia and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting adult literacy in the country.Speaking at the signing ceremony Tuesday, May 27, at MOE’s Computer Training Center, Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh called for the translation of the signed document into a practical context that would enhance the learning process of adults in the country.Minister Tarpeh also stressed the hope that the MOE’s collaboration with Alfalit-International Liberia will build a vibrant educational system at the grass-roots level for the nation’s adult population.The Education Minister wishes that her relationship with Alfalit-Liberia will also promote and enhance productivity in the educational system of the country.“No one person at the MOE would be able to do all the adult literacy work in this country.  It should be the collective responsibility of all Liberians, irrespective of background,” Minister Tarpeh declared.She further admitted that many adult literacy organizations have tried in many ways, but perhaps their initiatives were not highly successful owing to the condition in the country at that time.She urged adult literacy entities operating in the country to train adult learners also in some basic negotiation skills that further empower them not only in reading and writing, but in carrying out successful business activities. The Ministry of Education head also underscored the need for the teaching of local languages in the adult education sector as an alternative for the better understanding of the subject matter. She also urged adult literacy groups in the country to include in their training manuals the training of marketable skills to the adult literacy learners.Minister Tarpeh in closing congratulated Alfalit-Liberia’s staff for their commitment, resilience and determination over years in training adult Liberians in literacy.In a special statement, the chairman of Alfalit-Liberia’s Board of Directors, Kenneth Y. Best, gave the overview of the adult literacy entity since it was established in Liberia in 2006.Chairman Best explained that Alfalit-Liberia has trained about 55,000 adult literacy learners in Liberia and adult literacy centers have been established in all 15 counties of Liberia.Mr. Best, who is also Publisher and  Managing Director of the Daily Observer  newspaper, recalled chat he once had with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, that the nation could achieve functional literacy in five years.  However, he maintained that in order to accomplish this goal, “All stakeholders have to be on board.” These include the Liberian government, especially the Ministry of Education, all schools and educational institutions around the country, civil society organizations and the development partners.Mr. Best thanked Education Minister Tarpeh and her staff for accepting Alfalit-Liberia as a solid partner with the MOE in promoting adult literacy.Chairman Best also narrated a passionate success story of Alfalit-Liberia’s education initiative that transformed the life of a market woman into a productive adult literacy reader and writer.For her part, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  Education Team Leader, Dr. Julia B. Richards, acknowledged the huge challenges of the MOE in meeting many with its demands in the country.She pointed out that no skill would serve better than empowering adult literacy learners with the knowledge to read and write good English.Dr. Richards also commended Alfalit-Liberia for its determination in enhancing the adult literacy program in the country.She underscored the need for civil society organizations and other major stakeholders in education to work together as a united team to promote adult literacy.Earlier, the Policy Advisor to Minister Tarpeh, Dr. Albert Coleman, welcomed the Alfalit-Liberia’s officials and staff to the signing ceremony and hoped that both parties would live up to the terms and conditions of the MOU.In brief remarks, the Executive Director of Alfalit-Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings said the signing of the MOU with the MOE marks a significant breakthrough in the nation’s adult literacy program.The MOE and Alfalit-Liberia’s MOU signing was also attended by one of the board members, Mrs. Helen Roberts Evans, who also works at the Ministry of Education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Union activists gather outside Education Ministry…as negotiations with Government gets underway

first_imgUnion activists are currently outside the Education Ministry anxiously awaiting word as GTU’s meeting with Gov’t gets underway. This meeting follows the impasse between the two sides.Full details can be found in the Guyana Times Newspaper on Friday, August 17, 2018.last_img

Milla remembers W. Cup magic as history beckons for Africa

first_img0Shares0000Caermoon World Cup trailblazer Roger Milla reflects on Italia ’90 with AFP © AFP / GERARD FOUETYAOUNDE, Cameroon, Jun 11 – Cameroon great Roger Milla has told AFP that he never received the credit he deserved for his World Cup goal-scoring exploits.Milla, lured out of retirement at the ripe old age of 38, left an indelible mark on the 1990 finals in Italy. Considered an intriguing addition to a Cameroon team expected to head home after the group stages, Milla turned the tournament, and the fate of African football, on its head.Following a shock 1-0 win over Argentina, Milla came off the bench to score twice in the final minutes of a 2-1 win over Romania, his second a fierce strike from the right side of the area.After a 4-0 drubbing by the Soviet Union, Milla, again, stepped up to the plate.He came off the bench again to hit his second brace, in extra-time, to secure a 2-1 win over Colombia that sent Cameroon into the last eight, the first African side to make it to the quarter-finals.In Russia, Cameroon will be absent but Milla can take pride from the presence of a record five African teams — Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia — in the 32-nation World Cup starting Thursday.Thoughts of that strong African contingent got Milla reflecting on those heroics 28 years ago.“The most beautiful goal was my second against Romania,” he told AFP.“I hope you’re going to write about it, because no other player has scored a goal like that!”He added: “I don’t know why you (the media) don’t talk more about Africans. For me, it’s because of racism!“If a Brazilian, German or Frenchman had scored a goal like that, you would burst everyone’s eardrums talking about it.“But since it was a Cameroonian, a black player, it was hardly talked about. Still, Europeans told me that it should be rated among the world’s best.”– Oldest World Cup scorer –After Milla’s heroics, a record five African teams are among the 32 nations in Russia for the 2018 finals © AFP / ANTONIO SCORZAEach of Milla’s strikes were followed by what would become his trademark celebration — running to the corner flag and shimmying his hips from side to side as if dancing to his own personal tune.In the run-up to Italia 90, the striker who had played for French clubs Bastia and Saint-Etienne had been anticipating a life of retirement in the sun on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.But a last-minute request by Cameroon president Paul Biya, who urged him to grab his boots and get on a plane to Italy, made sure Milla, and African football, would never be the same again.Milla’s magic was felt far beyond Italy.“After that first qualification for the quarter-finals, FIFA’s eye were opened,” said Milla.“The whole world understood that in Africa there are a lot of great players, and some great football-playing nations.“Ghana (2010), Senegal (2002) went on to emulate our achievements. But that year, a door opened for African football.”Aside from the 1990 finals, Milla had seen a “perfectly good goal” disallowed in a scoreless draw with Peru at Cameroon’s maiden World Cup at Spain ’82.Then, at USA ’94, he became at 42, the tournament’s oldest ever scorer.After a 2-2 draw with Sweden and a 3-0 defeat to Brazil, a 6-1 drubbing by Russia, in which Milla scored, capped a poor campaign by the Africans.“I scored the only goal against Russia in our final match with technical ease and the strength of a player much younger than myself!“I showed the whole world that, even at 42, if you’ve treated yourself well, you can do it.“I’m a legend in Africa, and in South America, where ‘King Pele’ asked me why I wasn’t born a Brazilian!“I did for my country and for my continent, I’d like it if they talked about it more in Europe, and in France, where I spent my entire career.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘First Bojan, now Afellay…who’s next?!’ Fans react as Barcelona forward joins Stoke

first_imgThose close-season Football Manager marathons seem to be paying off over at the Britannia Stadium.If Stoke supporters were surprised by the signing of former Barcelona prodigy Bojan last summer, they were left stunned when the club announced the arrival of another ex-Barca star Ibrahim Afellay on Monday – and on a free transfer too!Once linked with a host of top European sides, the 29-year-old Dutch flyer left the Catalan club this summer and has penned a two-year deal with Mark Hughes’ side.Afellay’s arrival takes the number of ex-Barca players in the Potteries up to FOUR – and Monday’s news got some fans wondering who might be the next man to trade the hallowed Nou Camp for the lowly Britannia… New Stoke City forward Ibrahim Afellay lifts the Champions League trophy with Barcelona 1last_img read more


first_imgJudge Seamus Hughes is to leave Donegal and take up an appointment in Mullingar District Court.The Mayo native and former Fianna Fail TD is to become Judge John Neilan’s replacement.He will take up his post in District Number Nine, which incorporates Mullingar, on March 7th. The Government made the decision to appoint Judge Hughes to this area last week.A native of Westport, Seamus Hughes was a Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo between 1992 and 1997. He was appointed as a District Court Judge in the summer of 2009.Since December of that year he has worked in District Court area Number One, which incorporates areas in Donegal including Buncrana, Dungloe, Glenties, and Letterkenny.During his time in Donegal he criticised public order offences as well as the boy racer mentality of some young drivers.He famous ordered a Rathmullan man to climb Croagh Patrick after the man abused a Garda and told him to go back to Mayo.EndsJUDGE HUGHES TO LEAVE DONEGAL FOR MULLINGAR ON MARCH 7TH was last modified: February 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Most versatile footballers: Best utility players in the Premier League revealed

first_img 7. Daley Blind (Manchester United) – Whether it’s at centre-back, left-back or in central midfield, Blind is almost guaranteed to put in an excellent shift. The Dutchman has largely filled the left-back position for United this season, while also covering in the heart of their defence as a result of injuries. He will remain a useful player to the Red Devils, but will be getting frustrated at not being a regular starter. 8 5. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) – Antonio has played in so many different positions for West Ham that it’s difficult to ascertain which he might actually favour. The former Nottingham Forest man can play on either flank, in defence and midfield, and perform across the attack. He’s the Hammers’ top scorer this season and has been a big miss while out with injury since mid-April. 2. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – Azpilicueta can play anywhere across the back four and doesn’t get the attention he deserves. Not one to take the limelight, the Spaniard quietly meets his manager’s demands with minimal fuss. His not being included in the PFA Team of the Year has disappointed plenty, particularly with this season arguably his best at Stamford Bridge. 8 8 6. Victor Moses (Chelsea) – No one, perhaps not even Moses himself, will have predicted such a season from the 26-year-old. Before this term he was very much considered a winger, now he’s made the wing-back role fashionable. If Chelsea were to revert to a back four Antonio Conte wouldn’t hesitate to play him at right-back, either. It’s taken him much longer than he would have liked to settle at Stamford Bridge and it’s his versatility that has ultimately been key to his establishing a place in the team. 8 1. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) – click the arrow above, right, to check out more brilliant utility players in the Premier League – Dier isn’t short of trust at White Hart Lane and has quickly become a favourite with the Spurs support. The majority of his appearances have come as a centre back this season, deputising in the absence of Toby Alderweireld through injury, while he’s also often been a figure in central midfield. His performances aren’t always perfect, but he never shies away from the task at hand. It’s little surprise, therefore, that a player with his attitude is reportedly wanted by Jose Mourinho. 8 8. Emre Can (Liverpool) – Can has his critics, but there’s little doubt he’s become a key player to Jurgen Klopp. This season the 23-year-old has played solely in central midfield, but he has before shown his ability to move into defence, particularly at centre-back. He prefers a deeper position in the centre of the park, though, which The Guardian report is causing issues in negotiations over a new contract. 8 8 Is Eric Dier the best utility player in the Premier League?With a £40m bid to come from Manchester United in the summer, the Daily Mail report, it would seem the Tottenham Hotspur man’s stock has hugely risen this season.And Dier’s versatility could be the very reason Jose Mourinho is reportedly so intent on luring him to Old Trafford.So inspired by his ability to perform in various roles on the pitch, we’ve compiled a list of the best utility players in the English top flight.Scroll through the gallery above to check out who features. 8 3. Phil Jones (Manchester United) – Jones has always been a utility player at Manchester United. Since moving to Old Trafford in June 2011 he’s played at centre-back, right-back and in midfield, with his versatility a welcome addition to the team. He’s previously said he’s happy to fulfil whatever position is asked of him and has performed well under Jose Mourinho, who, according to the player himself, stopped him from leaving the club last summer. 4. James Milner (Liverpool) – You get the feeling if Jurgen Klopp told Milner he needed him to play in goal, he’d jump at the chance. The 31-year-old is the exemplary team player, willing to fill whatever position is asked by his manager. He’s the ultimate utility man and this season has been a revelation at left-back, leaving Alberto Moreno to become a forgotten figure on the sidelines. He must be a dream to manage. last_img read more