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TOBY ALDERWEIRELD contract situation at Tottenham Hotspur is somewhat of a mess, and it’s largely because of Tottenham’s own doing.Now the Belgian’s future in North London is in serious doubt.6 Toby Alderweireld looks set to leave Tottenham in the summer windowCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe two parties are yet to agree a new deal with the centre-back’s existing contract coming to an end in 2019.Spurs have the option of triggering a one-year extension, however, that would see a £25million release clause activated next summer.Clubs could then prise Alderweireld away for a bargain fee, as long as the deal was completed with a fortnight of the transfer window remaining.Reports in Belgium claim the breakdown in talks mean Spurs are resigned to letting him leave this summer.6 Toby Alderweireld may not be staying in North London beyond this seasonCredit: GettyThey will demand around £44million but where could he head next?We asked our friends at Football Whispers to take a look at Alderweireld’s potential next destination.Man United6 Manchester United are one team interested in the signing of Toby AlderweireldCredit: REUTERSThe Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the Belgium defender and were linked with a move last summer.One of Jose Mourinho’s main priorities when this season ends is to bring in a new centre-back to play next to Eric Bailly.Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are all out of contract in 2019 and could be moved on.In Alderweireld the Portuguese would have one of the Premier League’s best defenders; the 29-year-old could slot in alongside the Ivorian without any need for adaptation.What’s more, Mourinho hasn’t made a secret of his interest in Spurs players before, having considered moves for Eric Dier and Danny Rose.Weakening a top-four rival would also be a massive boost for United.Chelsea6 Chelsea could also turn to Tottenham’s Toby AlderweireldCredit: GettyOnly Manchester United and Tottenham conceded fewer goals than Chelsea’s 33 last season.After switching to three in defence, the Blues’ trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill were impenetrable for a large part of their title-winning campaign.Cracks have started to show this season though and Luiz and Cahill have fallen out of favour, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger coming in for the pair.Ethan Ampadu has even been preferred to the Brazilian at times.Christensen and Rudiger are both exciting young players but have a mistake in them. Alderweireld would add vital experience to the backline.He has tended to play in the middle of a back three, which would mean he replaces the Dane, but he’s also comfortable playing in a back four.With Antonio Conte’s future uncertain, it’s not yet clear what formation the Blues will use next season.But despite The Mirror claiming Chelsea are interested in the defender, it would be a huge surprise to see him end up at Stamford Bridge, especially if they don’t clinch Champions League football next season.Tottenham are unlikely to want to sell to a rival, let alone the Blues.The Stamford Bridge hierarchy will remember when the North Londoners blocked Luka Modric’s move across the capital in 2011. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would rather sell abroad.Saturday Round-Up: Watch the best action from Saturday’s Premier League gamesMORE FOOTBALL FEATURESSHINE ON UK Weather – Brits to bask in 23C sun ahead of scorching 10-DAY heatwaveExclusiveCURSE FEARStrictly curse sees plans for stars and celebs to isolate together scrappedSAM SO SUMPTUOUSVictoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio wows as she poses in racy lingerieExclusiveWAYNE’S AWAYWayne Bridge is selling his mansion — after John Terry moved in nearbyExclusiveRISKY BUSINESSRyan Thomas stops van on dual carriageway to treat himself to a Mr WhippyExclusiveBED GRIME STORYStormzy in talks to write series of children’s books about diversityTUNED INWhat the stars of Chris Moyles’ R1 show are doing now – from marriages to big jobsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordExclusive’IT’S BEEN TOUGH’Alan Carr reveals lockdown pressures tempted his husband to drink againParis Saint-Germain6 Toby Alderweireld could opt to head to French giants PSGCredit: GettyParis Saint-Germain will surely be on the list of clubs chasing the Belgian.Indeed, The Telegraph report the Ligue 1 leaders will rival any side looking to sign the Tottenham defender this summer.After yet more Champions League disappointment, being eliminated in the last 16 to Real Madrid, there’s no doubt PSG want to strengthen this summer.They will be bound by Financial Fair Play though after the big-money arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.Considering Virgil van Dijk cost Liverpool £75million, £44million for Alderweireld is a cheap deal and wouldn’t break the bank.Bringing in defensive reinforcements will be a priority for PSG.Their captain Thiago Silva turns 34 in September and they’ll want a younger model to be able to cope with the rigours of facing Europe’s best attackers in the Champions League.PSG also have a good relationship with Spurs after the London club bought Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura from them in the past 12 months.Barcelona6 Barcelona are another team with the clout to bring in Toby AlderweireldCredit: GettyOne position the runaway La Liga leaders will be looking to strengthen this summer is at centre-back.One of, if not both of, Thomas Vermaelen and Yerry Mina could leave the Nou Camp.Vermaelen is out of contract in 2019 and has hardly featured for Barcelona since joining from Arsenal in 2014.The Colombian, meanwhile, could depart on a temporary basis to accommodate the arrival of Arthur from Gremio.Spanish rules state a squad can only have three non-EU players in it and Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho currently take up the other spots.The Independent claim Barca would be willing to pay Aldeweireld’s £180,000-a-week wage demands.While he may be tempted to move to one of the biggest clubs in the world, he’d only have to look at his compatriot Vermaelen, who joined Barcelona after an injury-hit season and failed to become a first-team regular.It would also be unlikely that Alderweireld dislodges either Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti from the Catalan giants’ starting XI and he wouldn’t want to be just a back-up. read more
Dear Editor,My recent letter about Servant Leadership in Guyana and the need to find a win-win solution for Guyanese taxpayers and GuySuCo was turned into a “magnificent masquerade” by a letter written by the dishonest “bosses” and the dirty blackmail politics of GAWU. I say bosses because the definition of the word leadership is a mystery to GAWU.It is this type of functional economic illiteracy and ethnic politics that has led us to a point where after being notified 15 years ago by the European Union that subsidies would end, and after billions of dollars provided by the EU to transform the industry, that ethnic politics built around creating a dependent voter block for the PPP has left us with a GuySuCo that is G billion in debt, needs G billion in investment if it is to produce 300,000 tonnes of sugar under existing conditions, and even with that subsidy the Government – at that 300,000 tonnes production – would have to subsidy GuySuCo by a further G billion per year.Mr Seepaul Narine, General Secretary of GAWU, must have been reading some other article and not the one I wrote when he said, “Mr Phillips also points to Government support to the sugar industry. We posit, however, that the contemporary support cannot be disconnected from the support, financial and otherwise, that the industry in the past and present has and is contributing to Guyana and its people. So far, there has not been any mention of those contributions in the discussions on sugar. Nevertheless, our union accepts that the Government cannot support the sugar industry ad infinitum.” Mr Narine is certainly not a Servant Leader nor someone who needs to be negotiating on behalf of GAWU. His fundamental mis-understanding of basic English is surpassed only by his opportunistic and predatory approach to GuySuCo’s problems.Editor, the main thrust of my recent letter was the five elements necessary in Guyana for equitable sustainable development and social cohesion and the need for Servant Leaders in the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and the media to step forward from a cowardly silence to find a win-win solution because GAWU is not interested in win-win. At least, perhaps responding to my letter, the Private Sector Commission seems to have woken up from its Rip Van Winkle slumber of the last decade and has asked for the Government to hold up so that five years after the problem has started, it will provide a solution. I wonder how many of these businessmen will run a business at G billion a month in losses. At least the People of Guyana will look forward to their contributions.Finally, Mr Narine’s attempt to hoax his sugar workers by saying even Eric Phillips is stating GuySuCo should be subsidised by the Government is tantamount to someone seeing the words “no smoking allowed” and shouting out to the illiterate that it means “no…smoking allowed”.This type of deception is purposeful, cynical and normal with GAWU leadership.Mr Narine, the Government and People of Guyana cannot afford to subsidise GuySuCo as it is currently operating and the sooner GAWU and the PPP realise this, the better for all.GuySuCo needs right-sizing, diversification and business unit portfolio management. GAWU should also realise that diversification is an investment and needs billions of dollars. Hopefully, the Private Sector will bring some of this “bread” to the table.Sincerely,Eric PhillipsPresidentThe African Business Roundtable read more
Dear Editor,Town Clerk Royston King has said that the City Council is owed billions of dollars by recalcitrant taxpayers, and that the City needs money for development, so the parking meters have been brought in to raise funds.Speaking on the said parking meters, President David Granger has said, “Pay your taxes and let the city (be) run properly, and we won’t have to resort to these measures.”From these two gentlemen’s statements, one gets the impression that they are not going after those recalcitrant taxpayers, but those who are not recalcitrant – to make them pay more; and to those who will visit the city, to squeeze them more financially.GPL and GWI also are not really going after those who owe them millions, if not billions – like the very big businesses, Government ministries and agencies etc; but they are going after those who are paying, in order to squeeze them to pay more, then put another financial burden – VAT – on them, even though some are pensioners.One ‘bright’ Minister has said, “If you can go to private doctors/hospitals for health care, then you have the money; so pay VAT.”It does not matter who helped, or how you squeezed to pay the medicals bills; you have got to pay VAT. It does not matter whether or not the public institutions can provide the health care you need; also, it does not matter that if you go to the Georgetown Public Hospital to deliver your baby you run the risk of dying in the process, as has happened to many previously. Go and die, or pay VAT.These Government officials do not care, because, should they need medical care, taxpayers’ money is used for them to go abroad for their treatment, at no cost to them.President Granger said that VAT on Private Education will remain, as there are about 57 private schools and only about eight are tax compliant. So VAT will remain because they have to get their taxes by hook or crook, and from whomsoever. Therefore, they are ignoring those who are not paying, and will now tax the students – who are not earning a salary as yet – to make up for their loss in revenue.Finance Minister Winston Jordan said students made a choice to go to private schools, so they must pay the VAT. He is forgetting that if the private schools were not around to accommodate the thousands of children, the Government schools would have been filled to capacity, as there are not enough public schools. Therefore, if they cannot afford to pay the VAT, they will have to quit school and remain as ‘brilliant’ as these ministers.This Government is trying to squeeze ‘fat out of louse.’ They are not going after those recalcitrant taxpayers, but are squeezing the life out of those who are always paying. The question is: Why are they reluctant to go after all those tax dodgers? Are they their party comrades and buddy pals, or their political financial ‘investors?’Guyanese must not be fooled. All these financial burdens foisted unto us are because they have to make up for the shortfall in revenue from rice, sugar and those tax waivers they are dishing out.Yours sincerely,Chandra Shekar Azad read more
Wayne Rooney 1 This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukWhat was your first sporting memory?“I always remember Mike Tyson boxing. Staying up with my dad watching it when I was young – staying up all hours to watch it.”Who would play you in a film of your life?“I don’t know… Matt Damon.”Favourite goal you’ve scored?“Probably my overhead kick against Man City.”You can watch only three sports for the rest of your life – what are they?“Golf, football and boxing.”Who is the most talented athlete you’ve ever played with or against?“Probably Cristianom [Ronaldo]. He’s a great athlete.”Favourite athlete who’s not a footballer?“Michael Johnson.”What TV show are you currently watching?“The Walking Dead.”What’s the last band you listened to?“I’m trying to think… Actually today in the dressing room I was listening to Tina Turner.”Is that normal?“No. Ashley [Young] normally does the music, but sometimes it’s more me and Bastian [Schweinsteiger]. We want to enjoy something different, so we put on Tina Turner. We enjoyed it anyway.”Have you ever been starstruck?“Probably the first time I met Bastian [who is sitting nearby]. When he booted my ankle and injured me…”Who would be the worst teammate to be stuck in a lift with?“Anders Lindegaard [now at West Brom]. He’s just annoying.”Strangest fan request you’ve ever had?“I had one fan who had no hair and he asked me to sign his head.”Do you think he got it tattooed on after?“Oh, I don’t know! I hope not because it wasn’t a very good signature. That was quite strange.”What’s your favourite travel destination?“Barbados. I love it. It’s very relaxing and it’s a place for me to get away and chill out.”If you could have one superpower, what would you choose?“To be invisible.”Who was your favourite cartoon character when you were growing up?“Johnny Bravo.”What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your career?“Probably getting sent off for England [against Portugal] in the  World Cup quarter-final. That was quite tough.”Best advice you’ve ever been given?“In terms of football, to just enjoy it. When you’re young and you’ve had a lot of coaching, it’s difficult – so just enjoy it.”What has been the highlight of your career so far?“Winning the Champions League was a great feeling. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to feel that again.” read more
———————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! >>> PREVIOUS STORY: Northridge mom, 2 kids innocent victims of road tragedy RESEDA – Police said today a 5-year-old boy injured during a road rage crash in Reseda died at a hospital, and his mother and younger sister remained in critical condition. The boy, Ayman Arif, died about 11 last night, said Kevin Maiberger of the Los Angeles Police Department. Maiberger said the two motorists who had been booked for attempted murder would face probable charges of second-degree murder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrian Barnes, 44, of Northridge, and Armando Gamboa Ayon, 19, of Pacoima, were driving a black Nissan and a red Camaro Tuesday afternoon on West Sherman Way, between Balboa Boulevard and Louise Avenue, when they got into a dispute, according to the LAPD. Ayon, who was driving the Nissan, lost control and plowed into the rear of a parked car, knocking it into a second parked car. A 31-year-old woman and her two children — a 5-year-old boy and a 2- month-old girl — who were between the two parked cars, were crushed, said LAPD Officer Jason Lee. The three, all natives of India, were hospitalized, and the boy was placed on life support, police said. LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said the motorists were “cutting each other off, they were jockeying for position. They were tapping on the brakes, one of the vehicles was tapping on the brakes, trying to cause the other vehicle to ram into the vehicle. They cannot point to the other individual and say, well, that person started it.” read more
Patrick Mullins has become the most successful amateur jockey ever after riding his 546th career winner at Sligo on Sunday. Victory aboard the 4-7 favourite Queen Boulevard, trained by his father, Willie, meant he overtook the old record of 545 set by Ted Walsh. Afterwards, Patrick spoke to Dave Keena…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/patrick-mullins-on-setting-new-record-for-amateur-winners.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more
2 May 2007The South African government is looking to increase its reliance on nuclear power generation as a means of ensuring energy security, diversifying the country’s current energy supply and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.Addressing the Nuclear Energy and Uranium Renaissance Conference in Johannesburg in February, Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said there was a need to develop advanced, efficient, non-polluting, cost-effective energy technologies, especially for use in developing countries.“You are all aware that currently the South African electricity generation is dependent on coal. The over-reliance on coal will need to be reduced, particularly as investment is being made into new national electricity generation capacity,” Sonjica said.South Africa is to spend R97-billion to increase the capacity of its electricity grid over the next five years.In February, the government backed state-owned power utility Eskom in its plans to build a second nuclear power station in the southern part of the country, to contribute upwards of 1 000 megawatts of base-load power.The country is also busy experimenting with the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor concept, with a demonstration reactor set to be operational outside Cape Town by 2010.To prepare for an expanded nuclear programme, the Department of Minerals and Energy is putting together a strategy that will outline the future of nuclear energy in South Africa, while also ensuring investment in uranium beneficiation, given the presence of the mineral in the country.“[The] government is strongly encouraging the beneficiation of our minerals resources,” Sonjica said. “It goes without saying that beneficiation of uranium comes with its own responsibilities and sensitivities, and we should pursue this beneficiation within our national and international obligations.”‘Shift in mindset’According to Sonjica, developing a nuclear industry of such magnitude requires a shift in mindset from all role players in the local industry. South Africa would have to invest in nuclear research and development – currently being undertaken by the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa), as well as in manufacturing capacity.She said, however, that current rates of skills development were not sufficient, and that the government had to look into other methods, such as twinning local talent with international experts, to accelerate skills development.The department has since introduced initiatives such as the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society and Women in Nuclear South Africa to promote the industry among previously disadvantaged people.Necsa chief executive Rob Adam told Engineering News that the corporation had been given R10-million a year for the next three years to establish a National Nuclear Manufacturing Centre.The centre will incorporate Necsa’s existing facilities at the Pelindaba complex outside Pretoria, including Fabritek (the manufacturing component of the old Atomic Energy Corporation), an existing design centre, and Necsa’s current fuel manufacturing activities at the Safari-1 research reactor.“What we have discovered is that South African companies are finding it hard to manufacture to nuclear specifications, and we fear that, when the building of new nuclear power stations starts, local companies will find it difficult to respond and money that we had hoped would be spent in South Africa will have to be spent abroad,” Adam told Engineering News.“This centre would both do its own manufacturing and help other South African companies to meet the required standards and be able to manufacture for nuclear.”Sonjica also called on the National Nuclear Regulator to strengthen its capacity to evaluate different technologies, adding that the state would also have to improve its system for ensuring compliance with its non-proliferation obligations.“Nuclear safety is going to be paramount in the pursuit of our objectives,” she said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material read more
Bilal returns to Philadelphia this summer.(Photo by Kawai Matthews) Philly’s #1 son of soul, Bilal returns home to celebrate the June 30 release of his new collaborative album with producer Adrian Younge, In Another Life. Known for his undeniable grooves, electrifying stage presence and soaring vocals, the Philly-bred soul singer has a cult following of fans that span the globe. The genre-defying crooner brings it home this month for a must-see show at University City music hub, World Cafe Live. Want to be one of the first people to hear this new material live? We know you do. That’s why we are bringing our followers another dope contest. We’ve landed a few pair of tickets to Bilal’s June 30 album release — and we’re giving you a chance to win them. Just complete the below entry for for your chance to win big. You can enter daily to increase your winning odds. In Another Life drops on June 30, but you can preorder the album online now. If you don’t want to leave it up to chance click the below link to buy your tickets now. Read the official contest rules here. Bilal Album Release When: Tuesday, June 30, 8 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Cost: $15-38 More Info: Buy tickets here. Fill out my online form. read more
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