Rehabilitation of Kitty Market to resume next week – officials

first_imgAfter months of delaysWhen Guyana Times visited the incomplete Kitty Market structure on Friday, persons were seen offloading materials from trucks. The City Hall officials present disclosed that construction is scheduled to resume during the next week.Construction materials being offloaded at the Kitty MarketConfirming that work has indeed been halted on the construction of the Kitty Market, City Hall representatives told this publication that materials have been bought and should be completely delivered in time to recommence the restoration within the new week.“The material and so done order, we just have to wait for everything to come in and by next week, construction will start again,” one City Hall representative voiced.Meanwhile, vendors who were relocated to facilitate the market’s construction complained that the extended period has hindered their daily income significantly. They added that they are still being forced to pay rent for their spots in the incomplete market structure as well as a daily “casual fee” for the spot they have been occupying temporarily.“They aint telling we nothing about wa going on. All we hearing is that they don’t have money. They run out of funds. We still gotta pay we rent for the market spot and the spot out here. I pay $10,000 a month fuh me spot in the market, and pon a daily basis them does collect $200 to $300 during the week and $400 and $600 pon a weekends from we for this lil space we using fuh sell,” one vendor pointed out.The rehabilitation of the Kitty Market began earlier this year, and the deadline at that time was announced to be before Guyana’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary on May 26. However, construction was halted and the structure was left incomplete for some time, under the refuted claims that the Mayor and City Council had become cash strapped and unable to pay contractors to complete the restoration.During the latter part of the previous month, Guyana Times was informed by the City’s Engineer, Colvern Venture that the construction on the Kitty Market had already resumed but was delayed because of the rainy weather.“The work is ongoing right now. It was stopped a little because of the rain and it was delayed because of the weather, but work is pressing on,” he had voiced.last_img read more

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Students Taking WAEC at Home Schools Raises Eyebrows

first_imgWilliam Booth Salvation Army Students sitting the test yesterdayBy Alvin Worzi & David S. MenjorThe head of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Liberia, John Y. Gayvolor, says there is no need for alarm over students taking their WAEC examinations on their own campuses while their principals serve as supervisors.Mr. Gayvolor made the remarks yesterday to allay concerns about the principals of some schools across the country supervising their own students. Those expressing mistrust of self-monitoring claim that every principal would want successful results for their students and therefore there could be some manipulation.Mr. Gayvolor, however, explained that “Those students who were allowed to sit the exams in their home schools with their principals serving as supervisors are also monitored by a team from WAEC’s head office and therefore there was no need to politicize educational matters.“What is happening now is not new or strange. Those principals were hired by WAEC and each of them took oaths and signed documents granting our office the right to bring them to book in case they fail to act professionally,” Mr. Gayvolor said.Providing statistics on the student population sitting WAEC exams this year, Gayvolor said, “We have 558 registered senior high schools across the country with 31,297 12th grade students. 16,722 are males while 14,575 are females.”He said his record of 1,043 staff, including proctors and supervisors across the country are monitoring 212 examination centers created nationwide.Mr. Gayvolor apologized for the recent abrupt change in schedule for the 9th grade examinations, citing administrative and logistical constraints.“We have registered 39,759 students from 1,250 schools across the country for the junior high examinations comprising 20,774 males and 18,985 females. We have 264 centers available for them to sit the test on Thursday and Friday of next week,” he said.At the William Booth Salvation Army School near Red Light, Principal George T. Williams said, he is confident his 12th graders will go beyond the 94.4 percent score the class of 2015/2016 achieved.He indicated that most of the students sitting this year’s WAEC at his school did not sit the test while leaving 9th grade and his school’s records show that those students enrolled when they got promoted to the 10th grade.Two of the students, Lorpu A. Flomo and Anthony S. Flomo (not related) told the Daily Observer that they have never had the experience of sitting for a public test but expressed confidence that they will succeed with high marks.“I have been preparing for this by studying my lessons and learning from other materials outside of what my teachers taught me. I will score grades that will put smiles on the faces of my parents,” Lorpu Flomo said.Two hundred and forty-two students of the school registered but one student did not show up for the test on Monday, and Tuesday, the administration said.At the Effort Baptist High School which is hosting students from the New Destiny High School, an academic NGO, the Applied Scholastic International (ASI) from South Africa, is said to have conducted workshops for staff and refreshers for their students.Principal Moses K. Vah told the Daily Observer that his staff used the WAEC syllabus to teach his candidates sitting the test.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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Chelsea technical director Emenalo quits

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea FC Technical Director Michael Emenalo was said to be Roman Abramovic’s most trusted ear.LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 6-Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo — a key confidant of owner Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge — is standing down from his role, the reigning Premier League champions said on Monday.Emenalo acted as a link between the first team and the Blues board, had an influence on transfers, including Chelsea’s much-scrutinised loan strategy, and was involved in developing players from the academy. The former Nigerian international, who joined Chelsea in 2007 and has been technical director since 2011, has already been linked with a position at Monaco.“Chelsea Football Club today announces that technical director Michael Emenalo has decided to stand down from his role,” the club said in a statement.“Michael arrived at Chelsea in 2007 and in 10 years at Stamford Bridge has contributed to a period of unprecedented success for the first team and academy.”Emenalo said it had been a difficult decision to make, adding: “I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world of sport over the past 10 years and I will depart incredibly proud of the achievements we have made.“I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club’s future triumphs from afar.”Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck praised Emenalo’s work.“He has had a tremendous impact on the club over the past 10 years and this is evident in everything we have achieved,” he said. “We are sorry to see him go but understand his desire to move on and explore new challenges.”Chelsea have had seven permanent managers in the period since Emenalo first arrived, plus Guus Hiddink (twice) and Rafael Benitez as lengthy interim appointments.Head coach Antonio Conte’s expressions of frustration at Chelsea’s summer recruitment, plus some indifferent results, had led to speculation over his future but Conte and Emenalo had a good working relationship and the Italian said he was sorry to see him leave the club.During his time at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and the Champions League in 2012 as well as achieving huge success in youth football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MARTIN MCHUGH APPOINTED AS NEW KILCAR GAA SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

first_imgFormer Donegal star Martin McHugh has been appointed as the new Kilcar GAA Senior team manager for the forthcoming campaign.McHugh was appointed following the club’s AGM last night. It’s been 22 years since Kilcar won a Donegal SFC – and McHugh is the man being tasked with the responsibility to end that drought.Kilcar have some wonderful talent within their ranks, and McHugh will feel he has a squad capable of mounting a challenge for the Donegal SFC.With current Donegal players like Mark McHugh, Ryan McHugh, Eoin McHugh, Patrick McBrearty, Stephen McBrearty in their squad – it’s to see why many feel it’s only a matter of time before they win a Donegal SFC title.McHugh enjoyed a stellar career as a player, but also showed his prowess as a manager by leading Cavan to an Ulster title in 1997. He has managed the Sligo IT Sigerson Cup in recent years – and is also part of the backroom team at UUJ.MARTIN MCHUGH APPOINTED AS NEW KILCAR GAA SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: December 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Springboks honour Breyton, Os

first_img22 July 2005Os du Randt and Breyton Paulse have both been honoured for their outstanding services to Springbok rugby. It happened on Thursday evening, during a live broadcast of Supersport’s popular Boots and All rugby programme.In recognition of their contribution, both players were presented with unique Tag Heuer watches.Paulse, who has joined French club Clermont on a two-year contract, will be playing in his fifty-second test when he faces the Wallabies at Ellis Park on Saturday in the return leg of the Nelson Mandela Challenge Shield.It is the first test of the year for the nippy winger because a knee injury forced him to miss the Springboks’ previous four matches.Paulse’s last test?There is the very real possibility that it might also be Paulse’s last game in the green and gold. His contract doesn’t include an agreement that he be released for Springbok matches if selected.Coach Jake White reckons he wants the winger in his squad for the 2007 World Cup, but the possibility of Paulse playing home tests looks bleak at best. Would White be willing to accommodate him given the nature of his contract in France? The answer to that question will become clear soon enough.Paulse’s superb test career began in November 1997 against Italy, a match that South Africa won 62-31. The Bok side that day included Os du Randt at loosehead prop.The Free State stalwart won’t be playing on Saturday. He is out of the test due to injury.World Cup winnerDu Randt’s test career began even before Paulse’s did, in October 1994, when South Africa beat Argentina 42-22 in Port Elizabeth. The following year he was an integral part of the Springboks’ World Cup winning effort on home soil.Later, Du Randt spent almost four-and-a-half years out of international rugby after at one stage retiring from the game. Bok coach Jake White recalled him in June 2004 for a two-match series against Ireland and he was immediately rewarded as Du Randt showed he could still compete with the best.As a result, he won the Players’ Player of the Year Award in 2004 and also appeared in all 13 of South Africa’s tests.He won his fiftieth test cap at Twickenham last year and has played in 54 tests in all. That is a record for a Springbok prop.Jake White is a big fan of both Paulse and Du Randt.“The gifts, he said, “are only a small gesture of appreciation to remind them of their service and loyalty to their country and the team. Os and Breyton are two exceptional individuals and I am extremely lucky to be able to call on their services.” Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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How to Resign from Your Sales Job

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The Sales Blog Mailbag always brings interesting requests for blog posts. A recent request asked how best to resign from a sales job. Here’s what I recommend.Part as FriendsWhen you plan for certain outcomes and take the actions necessary to obtaining those outcomes, you normally achieve them. No matter how much you disliked your job, your manager, or their company, your outcome is to part as friends. It doesn’t matter if the company is a wreck, your boss was a jerk, and you were miserable beyond belief, you still make it your goal to part as friends.Anything you say or do when you resign is a statement about who you are. If you are angry, hostile, and boisterous on the way out, that’s who you are. And you gain nothing from behaving badly except for a bad last impression.Say Thank YouWhen you resign, say thank you for the opportunity you were given. Just because it didn’t work out doesn’t mean that you weren’t given an opportunity. Sometimes things, for countless reasons, just don’t work out.You get to decide who you are, and you are better served by being someone who is gracious and grateful on the way out.Be Direct, But Not ConfrontationalWhen you are asked why you are leaving, be honest and direct. But don’t be confrontational.If the boss was a jerk, you might say something like, “I perform better under a different management style.”If it’s time to move on, you might say, “I’ve learned a lot here, and I have grown. I’m leaving to go pursue a new challenge. Thanks for all you’ve done to prepare me for that challenge.”I promise you can tell the truth about why you are leaving without being confrontational. You might have to work to find the language, but you can do it. Be honest, direct, and professional on the way out.Offer to Help With the TransitionYour company may not be in a position to lose you. If that’s the case, offer to help with the transition. Offer to help the new salesperson get acclimated to their territory. Offer to make introductions. If you can offer to take a few phone calls to answer any questions.If you want to be super-professional, build a transition plan for the next person to take your position. Leave them in a position to succeed. You may not owe your future past employer this kind of help, but when anyone asks about your time or experience there, people will remember the poise, the class, and the professionalism in which you ended the relationship.And while we are at it . . .Honor your non-compete. Honor your employment agreement. Give your employer back all of their documentation, all of their training material, and all the rest of their intellectual property. Treat your new past employer exactly as you want to be treated, and treat them how you would want to be treated were you the business owner.QuestionsHow do you professionally resign from your sales position?Can you be professional even under bad conditions?What does the way in which you resign say about you?What do you want your last impression to be? Why?last_img read more

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World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Tai Tzu Ying Set For Quarter-final Clash

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Basel: Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying and India’s PV Sindhu will square off in a much-anticipated women’s singles quarterfinal contest at the BWF World Championships on Friday after recording straight-game victories in their respective matches in Basel.Second-seeded Tai was in trouble in both games but managed to edge past South Korean Kim Ga-eun 24-22, 24-22 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, while fifth-seeded Sindhu cruised to a surprisingly lopsided 21-14, 21-6 victory over ninth-seeded American Beiwen Zhang on Thursday. Although neither player has dropped a game through the first two rounds, Tai came perilously close to a one-game deficit in her third-round match against Ki, Efe news reported.While Tai had to dig deep to win both the games, Sindhu used her length, reach and steep smashing to dominate Zhang from start to finish.After a comfortable first-game win, Sindhu built a massive 19-5 lead before clinching the victory three points later when the American sent a smash several feet wide of the sideline.World No.2 Tai taken to the limit but sees off a battling Kim 🇰🇷 🏸Live action on https://t.co/Hltm3xVRfv#TOTALBWFWC2019 #Basel2019 pic.twitter.com/YBqKwuhBvF— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 22, 2019 Sindhu moved a step closer to her first title at a World Championships or Olympics with the win, while Tai also is in reach of her first major tournament crown.Those players are arguably the best current women’s singles players never to have won badminton’s two biggest titles, although there are differences in their track records.While Sindhu lost in the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics and was runner-up at the 2017 and 2018 World Championships, Tai has never reached the semifinals of those two events.Conversely, the Taiwan player clearly has been the more consistent player overall in the past three years and owns a 10-4 edge in her head-to-head battles against Sindhu.Highlights | 🇮🇳 Pusarla produces pulsating performance to send Zhang out in two straight games 🏸Follow LIVE: https://t.co/Vkh6g6Xy3g#TOTALBWFWC2019 #Basel2019 pic.twitter.com/EmFgZJWZ4A— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 22, 2019 Sindhu defeated Tai in the round of 16 of the 2016 Olympics in straight games, while the Taiwanese turned the tables by defeating her Indian opponent in the Asian Games final last year.In other action on Thursday, Japanese men’s singles world No. 1 Kento Momota survived a tough first-game battle against India’s HS Prannoy before rolling to a 21-19, 21-12 victory.Momota will next take on Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in Friday’s quarterfinal.The BWF World Championships will conclude on Sunday with final matches across five divisions — men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.Most of the sport’s top players are still alive in their respective categories.But the Japanese world No. 1 in women’s singles, Akane Yamaguchi, lost in her opening match to Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min and the Indonesian world No. 1 men’s doubles team of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon were stunned in their opening match by the South Korean duo of Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae. Badminton World ChampionshipsBeiwen ZhangBWFKim Ga-eun First Published: August 23, 2019, 2:18 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Italy’s clockwork defence wary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Gianlugi Buffon

first_imgItaly goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon denied that Friday’s Euro 2016 opponents Sweden are a one-man team but says they are wary of “superstar” forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage)Buffon shone alongside defenders Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci as Italy beat Belgium 2-0 in their Group E opener, but the quartet now face the ominous prospect of subduing Ibrahimovic in Toulouse. (Points Table)”Clearly we are wary of Zlatan, because he is one of a small group of absolute superstars that really make the difference for the teams they play for,” Buffon told reporters. (Also read: Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumours don’t bother Sweden, says Erik Hamren) While the goalkeeper denied that the 34-year-old striker was Sweden’s only threat, he said that Ibrahimovic’s self-belief and ability make him stand out from his team mates.’SWEDEN AREN’T ONE-MAN TEAM’ “Sweden aren’t just a one-man team, they have a number of excellent players, but clearly his talent and his belief that he’s a superstar are things you don’t see in the rest of their squad,” Buffon added.”He’ll be a real problem.”Yet Buffon, who was memorably beaten by an audacious back-heeled Ibrahimovic goal at Euro 2004, has warned that Italy’s defensive unit are prepared for the challenge that awaits them.”I’ve had a unique rapport with all of the backlines I’ve played with,” Buffon added. “I think that’s the most important ingredient.”Leonardo (Bonucci), Giorgio (Chiellini), Andrea (Barzagli) and I have been playing together for many years and we’re a fully functioning unit,” he continued. “We’re like clockwork.”advertisementCONTE BACKS BUFFONItaly coach Antonio Conte backed up his keeper by saying that Sweden boasted various threats beyond their talismanic frontman.”Of course there’s Zlatan, but there’s also (Emil) Forsberg, (John) Guidetti, even their set pieces,” the coach said. “We have to analyse all of these things.”Sweden drew 1-1 with Ireland in their European Championship opener in Paris on Monday.last_img read more

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I dreamt of winning a big tournament someday, I’ve got one now: Sai Praneeth

first_imgB. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi Srikanth, his training partner at the Gopichand Badminton Academy here, giving a big boost to his confidence and career.The World No. 30 defeated Srikanth, ranked a place higher, 17-21, 21-17, 21-12, to win his maiden Super Series title.”It can be turning point for my career. From now on, I will have the confidence. I know where I am and at which level I am playing,” Praneeth told IANS in an interview on his return home.It was the first time in the history of badminton that two Indians played the final of a Super Series championship.”It was very, very long wait. There were injuries in between and my performance went down. I was waiting for one good performance and I got it now,” said Praneeth, who was dismissed by some as a one-match wonder.Despite defeating big guns like Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat in his career, the 24-year-old was unlucky not have big titles to his name.”I was hoping that someday I would win a big tournament. I got one now and I want to continue winning big tournaments like this,” said Praneeth, who took up the racquet at the age of eight.He now looks for consistency and wants to focus on fitness ahead of the Indonesian and Australian Opens. He hopes to qualify for the World Championship thanks to his improved in ranking.advertisementFacing Srikanth, winner of 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open, in the Singapore Open final was not easy for Praneeth.”It was tough playing with a player with whom you practice every day,” said Praneeth, who had been practicing with Srikanth for the past eight years.”When you play somebody with whom you practice regularly, you know his weak points and he knows your weak points. Winning points is not easy and your strategy doesn’t work because the opponent knows how you respond,” explained the Hyderabadi.Down by a game and trailing 2-7 in the second, Praneeth made a strong comeback. “By taking a lead, I gained confidence and I maintained it till the end,” he recalled.Praneeth believes that with more Indian shuttlers showing their mettle, there may be more all-Indian finals at international competitions. He feels that such contests will have no impact on the personal equation he shares with his practice partner.”A match is a match. You can’t relate the match with your personal relationship. We have to win no matter who is the opponent,” said Praneeth, who scored his fifth victory over Srikanth in six meetings.Praneeth has come a long way since defeating former World and Olympic champion Toufik Hidayat in the first round of the 2013 Indonesian Open and reigning World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in the first round of the 2016 All England championship.He had come close to defeating World and Olympic champion Lin Dan in the Malaysian Open earlier this month.last_img read more

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Premier League: Free-scoring Manchester City go 13 points clear at the top

first_imgPerhaps Jose Mourinho should have listened to the advice from Manchester United’s crosstown rivals.That’s the unbeaten Manchester City team now 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League.A week ago, City players were filmed in their dressing room celebrating their latest victory by singing “park the bus”, mocking the term for Mourinho’s propensity to grind out results by stifling opponents with an unambitious setup.Which was just what United required in the closing moments at Leicester on Saturday, holding a 2-1 lead secured by Juan Mata’s double. Instead United imploded. Another lapse in concentration allowed Harry Maguire to stun United and grab a 2-2 draw for Leicester.It was especially costly as City surged to a 17th successive victory with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.Chelsea’s title defense faltered again in a 0-0 draw at resurgent Everton. The third-place champion fell 16 points adrift of City.Tottenham has challenged for the trophy in the last two seasons but it was far from a contender this time. In the north London club’s first away win since September, Harry Kane’s hat trick secured a 3-0 win at Burnley and a rise into fifth place.At the other end of the standings, Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed only a second victory in nine games. A 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion took Stoke three points clear of the relegation zone to ease the pressure on Hughes.West Brom is only a point above last-place Swansea, which drew with Crystal Palace 1-1 in the first game since Paul Clement was fired by the south Wales club.advertisementNewcastle climbed out of the relegation zone by beating fellow struggler West Ham 3-2 for a first win in 10 games. In other results around mid-table, Brighton defeated Watford 1-0, while Southampton and Huddersfield drew 1-1.FREE-SCORING CITYWith a threat in front of goal not seen in England’s top-fight in 35 years, Man City has surpassed a century of goals in 2017.And Pep Guardiola’s 101-goal team still has another two games to overhaul Liverpool’s top-flight record of 106 goals in 1982.As well as two headers from Augero, Raheem Sterling and Danilo also netted for the leaders who are running away with a third title since 2012.This season, City has collected 55 points from a possible 57 and scored 60 while conceding only 12 times.MAN UNITED COLLAPSESJuan Mata spearheaded United’s recovery with a double that canceled out Jamie Vardy’s opener at the culmination of a lightning counterattack. But Mourinho’s side spurned chances to extend its lead and couldn’t even exploit Leicester going a man down in the 73rd minute when substitute Daniel Amartey was booked for the second time in four minutes.Then in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Maguire got ahead of United defender Chris Smalling at the far post to latch onto Marc Albrighton’s cross and stab the ball into the net.Mourinho was fuming.”I cannot stop the game and give a team talk,” the United manager said. “For the last two minutes the players had to immediately adapt, to read the game, which they didn’t so we had childish decisions in front of goal and bad decisions as it was not just about the goals we missed, or dribbling or hitting the post. It was not just about missing chances with an open goal, it was also about decisions. Easy decisions.”KANE CHASES RECORDKane took his 2017 goal tally to 36 Premier League goals, matching Alan Shearer’s calendar-year record set 1995. And Tottenham still has another game to go against Southampton on Tuesday.Kane’s first came from the penalty spot after only seven minutes, with Dele Alli earning himself pantomime villain status for tumbling under a clumsy challenge from Kevin Long. Two further strikes came in the second half as Tottenham quickly recovered from a 4-1 loss to Man City a week earlier.”His contribution not only with goals, with attitude, professional, ethic, how he works, I think it’s fantastic,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.last_img read more

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