Niall Collins TD welcomes increase in Overseas Development Aid

first_imgFacebook Previous article#musiclimerick : Shafto – JamminNext articleA life rich in achievement Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsPoliticsNiall Collins TD welcomes increase in Overseas Development AidBy Bernie English – October 10, 2018 1110 Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall CollinsFIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Niall Collins TD has welcomed the increase announced in Budget 2019 for Overseas Development Aid but has said that the Government must set out a roadmap if Ireland is to deliver on its commitment to reach the 0.7 per cent target. “The increase announced in the Budget is, of course, welcome and it is anticipated this level of allocation will deliver an ODA/GNI target of approximately 0.31per cent. However, this is significantly below the 0.59 per cent which was reached in 2008 when Fianna Fáil was in Government”.Read more Budget 2019 news here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter WhatsApp Print TAGSbudget 2019Limerick City and CountyNewspolitics Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?center_img Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

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Gold Coast beachfront property changes hands for mega bucks

first_img5-9 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach has changed hands for more than $3.65 million.A LUXURIOUS Gold Coast beachfront apartment has sold for $3.65 million.The property, at 5-9 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach was on the market with Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal.An international buyer snapped up the property to use as their family holiday home. Relax in the dining and lounge rooms.“Vogue on Broadbeach is considered to be one of the most sought-after residential buildings on the beachfront,” Mr Stevens said. “Apartment No. 6 occupied the entire third floor boasting 322sq m of luxury beachfront living.” The vendors, who bought it in 2015, stripped back the apartment and renovated it.“It is one of the best on-trend renovations that I’ve seen,” he said. Make a splash!Mr Stevens said prestige property was in hot demand on the Gold Coast.“I have demand from not only local and interstate buyers but overseas buyers as well who are still choosing the beachfront on the Gold Coast for their holiday homes,” he said. The kitchen.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago No expense was spared in the renovation.last_img read more

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Fire in Dillsboro displaces three families

first_imgDillsboro, IN—Wednesday evening the Dillsboro Fire Department received an alarm of a working structure fire on North Street in Dillsboro, of a three-story storefront brick building with four apartments above the ground floor.  The building sits between a building that houses Deville’s Pharmacy and the United States Post Office, and on the other side, a storefront and apartment building. When firemen arrived on the scene, they found heavy fire venting through the roof and spreading smoke all along the west side of the town. Firefighters attacked the fire both from the interior and by deploying mutual aid companies’ aerial ladders to suppress the spread from the top of the building according to Lieutenant Kevin Turner, the Public Information Officer for the Dillsboro Fire Department. Firefighters were able to limit the spread of fire to the upper portion of the building, and no other structures were heavily damaged by the fire.  A dog was rescued from one of the apartments upstairs. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian to received treatment and last known to the fire department is expected to make a full recovery from some smoke inhalation.  No people were injured on the scene.  However, three families were displaced and are now receiving aid from the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter of the American Red Cross.  To donate, call 513-579-3000 or click here to donate online. Difficult conditions inside with the roof collapsing against the ceiling of the third floor hampered putting the fire out, requiring firefighters from seven area departments to remain on scene until well after 1 am.last_img read more

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Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame

first_imgFormer Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas talks during a news conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Thomas will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame.Nicknamed “The Big Hurt” for his bat prowess, Thomas won AL MVP awards in 1993 and 1994 and finished his 19-year career with a .301 batting average, 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs. He’s also the only player in major league history with seven straight seasons with a .300 average, 20 homers, 100 RBIs and 100 walks, and the first Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career as a designated hitter.Thomas played 16 years for the White Sox and established himself as the best hitter in franchise history. He holds the team record for homers (448), doubles (447), RBIs (1,465), runs (1,327), extra-base hits (906), walks (1,466), total bases (3,949), slugging percentage (.568) and on-base percentage (.427).National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Joe Torre hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)last_img read more

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Trinity Hall Girls High School To Move to Former Fort Monmouth…

first_imgBy John BurtonOCEANPORT – Trinity Hall private girls school will have a new home, located on the former Fort Monmouth property.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) at its Wednesday evening meeting voted unanimously (with one abstention) to accept the school’s $2 million bid for the former Child Development Center, a childcare facility, located off of Hope Road, in Tinton Falls.Trinity Hall is a private girls school that offers a Catholic religion-based, college preparatory high school education, currently operating out of Croydon Hall, a facility located in the Leonardo section of Middletown and owned by Middletown.Trinity Hall was the highest bidder of the three submitted, though the final selling price was $200,000 less than the authority had initially sought the location. Tinton Falls had requested the facility for a future childcare/school, but has since dropped those plans, according to the memorandum of agreement.The other bidders were the Yeshiva School and CommVault, a computer software company that has a 55-acre campus with a 275,000-square foot headquarters located nearby in Tinton Falls on former fort property.The amount of their bids was not disclosed.The new campus will be located on Corregidor Road, close to the Garden State Parkway and Routes 35 and 36. Courtesy Google MapsAccording to agreement, in addition to paying $2 million for the approximately 20,000 square-foot structure built in 1996 and 7.4-acre property situated on Corregidor Road off of Hope Road, the school agrees to do $500,000 worth of renovations and upgrades to the site.The school said it would incorporate its current 22 full time position in its new location as well as being obligated for creating an additional 100 full time positions at the school within 48 months of closing on the property or pay a penalty of $1,500 per job, with a cap of $183,000.Closing is expected with in 30 days of satisfaction of the selling terms and renovation work is expected to begin within 45 days of the closing and completed in roughly 24 months.If the school doesn’t commence or complete construction within that period, FMERA has the right to buy the property back for the selling price, plus the cost of any improvements the school does, according to the agreement.The school is expected to relocate its students and staff to this site in 2016, the agreement stated.Mary Sciarrillo, Trinity Hall head of school, was in attendance Wednesday evening but declined to comment about the school’s future plans.“I was quite impressed with Trinity Hall,” Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald M. Turning Sr., who is a voting member of FMERA, said in welcoming the school to his community. “I was quite impressed with what they want to do.”What remains unclear at this juncture is the school’s plans for an approximately 64-acre property on Middletown’s Chapel Hill Road, that school officials had hoped to construct a permanent campus. That plan had become the source of controversy as area neighbors battled, both in the courts and in front of the Middletown Planning Board, to prevent the construction.School representatives have repeatedly declined requests for comment or did not respond to discuss the plans.FMERA, which comes under the auspices of the state Economic Development Authority, is working on a long range redevelopment plan for Fort Monmouth U.S. Army installation the Pentagon and Congress closed in 2011.Related stories:Trinity Hall Bids on Former Fort Monmouth Property (Oct. 16, 2015)Trinity Hall Plays Well, But Loses To Middletown South (Sept. 17, 2015)2015 Fall Open Houses (Sept. 10, 2015)Trinity Hall to Proceed; Litigation May Continue (July 9, 2015)State Limits Trinity Hall Lease; Township Disagrees (May 15, 2015)Trinity Hall Lease Extended Without State Approvals (April 24, 2015)Trinity Hall Pleased with Planning Board Reversal (Nov. 11, 2014)last_img read more

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TOP SPRINTERS MASOCHISTIC, GIMME DA LUTE & WILD DUDE HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgTHE MAIN EVENT ON A 10-RACE CARD, THE SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE THAT GUARANTEES WINNER A BERTH IN $1.5 MILLION B.C. SPRINT –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2015)–Top sprinters Masochistic, Gimme Da Lute and Wild Dude head a competitive field of eight three-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs. As a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge race, the winner will be guaranteed entry in the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland on Oct. 31.An emphatic 3 ½ length winner of the Grade I, seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes two starts back at Santa Anita June 27, Masochistic earned a career-high 109 Beyer Speed figure, but disappointed at   2-5 in his most recent out, finishing second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Wild Dude in the Grade I, six furlong Bing Crosby Stakes on July 26.Owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, Masochistic is conditioned by Ron Ellis and has been training forwardly for his return to action. With six works to his credit since the Crosby at Del Mar, Masochistic’s most recent drill, a bullet six furlongs here in 1:11.20 on Saturday, prompted the normally stoic Ellis to describe the move as “phenomenal.”Originally trained by A.C. Avila, Masochistic, a 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Sought After, will be making his fourth start for Ellis. With three wins from four starts at Santa Anita (his lone defeat coming in a controversial fifth place finish in his six furlong debut March 15, 2014), Masochistic is 9-6-2-0 overall with earnings of $583,850.Although he’ll be facing older horses for the first time on Saturday, California-bred Gimme Da Lute, who seeks his fifth stakes victory in-a-row, figures to be heavily supported in the tote and could vie for favoritism in the Sprint Championship.By top Kentucky-based stallion Midnight Lute, 3-year-old Gimme Da Lute is trained by Bob Baffert and is owned by his breeders, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. Heavily favored in his last two starts, the one mile El Cajon Stakes Aug. 29 and the (state-bred) seven furlong Real Good Deal Stakes Aug. 2, Gimme Da Lute was a nose winner three back over highly regarded Prospect Park in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles Los Alamitos Derby on July 4, and was half length winner over “Prospect” four back in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Affirmed Stakes June 7.With three wins from for starts at The Great Race Place, Gimme Da Lute is 9-6-1-2 overall with earnings of $627,560.Jerry Hollendorfer’s Wild Dude, who upset Masochistic at 11-1 two starts back in the Grade I Bing Crosby, comes off a close second, beaten a half length, in the Grade II, seven furlong Pat O’Brien Stakes on Aug. 22. A 5-year-old Florida-bred horse by Wildcat Heir, Wild Dude has three wins and two thirds from five tries at six furlongs and has been one of the most reliable sprinters on the Southern California circuit for nearly two years.Ridden by the currently injured Flavien Prat in his last three races, he gets the services of leading rider Rafael Bejarano, who has guided him to four wins dating back to his maiden score in August, 2013 at Del Mar. Owned by Hollendorfer and Green B. Smith, Jr., Wild Dude is the leading money earner in the field with $774,887. He is 17-6-4-4 overall.Although a well beaten fourth by Masochistic in the Grade I Triple Bend on June 27, trainer Karen Headley’s California-bred San Onofre appears fresh and dangerous in the Sprint Championship. Although he’s drawn the rail, the 5-year-old Surf Cat gelding will likely try to clear the field early and get a breather going into the far turn under Alex Solis. Bred by Headley’s father, trainer Bruce Headley, San Onofre is owned by Matson Racing and is 9-4-4-0 overall with earnings of $273,040.The field for the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, to be run as the eighth on a 10 race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights, from the rail out: San Onofre, Alex Solis, 119; Masochistic, Tyler Baze, 124; Glacken Too, Edwin Maldonado, 119; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 119; Distinctiv Passion, Martin Pedroza, 119; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 124; Indexical, Mario Gutierrez, 119, and Gimme Da Lute, Martin Garcia, 117.                First post time Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For more information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

"TOP SPRINTERS MASOCHISTIC, GIMME DA LUTE & WILD DUDE HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP"

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2015

first_imgBEN’S DUCHESS SHARP FOR GRADE I LA BREABen’s Duchess seeks her first Grade I victory when she runs in the La Brea Stakes on opening day. The chestnut daughter of Munnings trained by John Sadler for Doubledown Stables, Inc. won the Grade III LA Woman Stakes in her most recent start on Oct. 4.“The La Brea is a tough race, but she’s doing real well,” Sadler said. “She’s a stakes winner, so she fits in the race. We wanted to run her at Del Mar but the race didn’t fill, so she’s been off nearly three months.“She’s training really, really well.”Ben’s Duchess worked five furlongs Monday in a bullet 58.40–best of 70 at the distance.She has never been out of the money in nine career starts, winning four with one second and four thirds, earning $222,936.The field for the La Brea, which goes as the seventh race: Birdatthewire, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hot City Girl, Jose Ortiz, 3-1; Cavorting, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Maybellene, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Lily Pod, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Rattataptap, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Pleasant Tales, James Graham, 20-1; Moyo Honey, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; and Finest City, Gary Stevens, 8-1. OFF TRACK MIGHT RELIEVE PAIN AND MISERYPain and Misery’s only race on an off track resulted in a victory, so if it comes up mud in Saturday’s Grade I Malibu Stakes, it might enhance the chances of the Southwestern invader trained by Henry Dominguez for Black Gold Racing.The bad news is, the win came in a maiden allowance race at Zia Park, not in a Grade I at Santa Anita, which begins its 79th season of world-class racing Saturday.“The horse came in from New Mexico Sunday and he’s doing well,” said Henry’s brother, Caesar Dominguez, a fixture in California who has been training for 45 years.“The track was closed for training this morning due to rain, but we may take him to the track to jog later today. He ate up well and he loves the mud.”As to his younger brother, Caesar said with pride, “He’s more famous than Coca-Cola. He’s the man in New Mexico, one of the leading trainers, but he’s run many times in Southern California, especially at Del Mar. He always sends a string of horses there.”Henry, a native of El Paso, Texas, has been leading trainer at Zia Park in New Mexico the last three years and has won two of the last three titles at Sunland Park, also in the Land of Enchantment. He earned his spurs during a nine-year tour with D. Wayne Lukas.“Henry will be busy at Sunland Park Saturday,” Caesar said, “so I will saddle Pain and Misery for him in the Malibu. I’m ready for it, even though I’m 66 and Henry’s 55.“I’m older but I look younger (chuckling).”The field for the Malibu, race eight of nine: Pain and Misery, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Marking, Jose Lezcano, 5-2; Watershed, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Runhappy, Gary Stevens, 6-5; El Kabeir, Mike Smith, 8-1; Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; and Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1.Two additional graded stakes will be decided Opening Day, the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile and the Grade III Daytona.First post time opening day is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. SHOWVIVOR RETURNS OPENING DAY AT SANTA ANITASanta Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans everywhere opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26.Showvivor will offer participating fans $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize, to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter and Spring Meetings which will conclude in mid-July.Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s horse fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day.The player with the longest show streak at the conclusion of the Spring Meet will be declared the winner of $2,500.Along with the longest “show streak” there are five separate ways to win, beginning Dec. 26:            –SHOW STREAK  The player who has the longest “show” or no-worse than third-place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500. Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for days missed.              –WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first-place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.–TOTAL WINS At the conclusion of the Spring Meet, the player with the most total wins will win a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player who selects the most total places (second-place finishes) through both the Winter and Spring meets.WIN PAYOUT At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single-day win payout will be awarded $500.Fans are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 minutes prior to first post time each racing day. For additional details, visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will give away its popular full color Wall Calendar free on opening day to all fans at the track with paid admission while supplies last. The theme of the 2016 calendar is “What’s in a name,” describing how some Thoroughbreds come by their peculiar monikers . . . The first 20,000 paid attendees will receive a $100 Mathis Brothers Furniture gift certificate, and the first 5,000 kids 17 and under accompanied by a paid adult will get a plush, mini-Thoroughbred toy, courtesy of the Mathis Brothers . . . Santa Anita will offer an opening day Trackside Package that includes special trackside seating, a free first drink, and an officially licensed American Pharoah T-shirt commemorating the first-ever Grand Slam champion of horse racing. Use promo code PHAROAH for $5 off the package price . . . THERE WILL BE A               $1 MILLION GUARANTEED POOL IN THE LATE PICK 4 OPENING DAY, and a $150,000 guaranteed pool on the Pick 6. Each Thursday, Friday and on holiday Mondays, there will be $300,000 guaranteed in the Late Pick 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, it will jump up to $500,000, while the Pick 6 guarantee will remain at $150,000 . . . Multiple stakes winner Taris, who worked four furlongs last Friday in 49.40, could make her next start in one of two races at Santa Anita. “We were happy with it,” trainer Simon Callaghan said of the work. “It was just an easy breeze. We’ll keep an eye on the (Grade II) Santa Monica at seven furlongs (Jan. 23), but more than likely, we’ll wait for the (Grade II) Santa Maria Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth on Feb. 13.” As for Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line, Callaghan said, “He’s tack-walking for a little bit longer. He looks great, I’m really happy with him, and we’re going to start training him in two weeks or so.” DIRT WOULD AID GROUND RULES IN MATHIS MILEOne trainer who wouldn’t mind the Mathis Brothers Mile coming off the turf Saturday is Cliff Sise Jr., conditioner of Ground Rules for owners/breeders Marty and Pam Wygod.A three-year-old son of Smart Strike, Ground Rules had an eventful start last out in the Let It Ride on turf at Del Mar Oct. 31, finishing a distant sixth.Otherwise, he has three solid efforts on dirt.“I entered hoping it would be run on dirt,” Sise said of Ground Rules, who scored his first win in a maiden allowance race on Santa Anita’s main track last June.The Kentucky-bred bay has two wins from six starts and seeks his first stakes win in the Mathis Brothers Mile.The field for the Mathis Brothers Mile: Ground Rules, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Crittenden, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Professor Berns, Brice Blanc, 15-1; Soul Driver, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Mister Brightside, Mike Smith, 4-1; Acceptance, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; Ike Walker, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Vigilante, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Om, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; and Fueled by Bourbon, Joel Rosario, 10-1.center_img ‘BUG BOY’ BRUNO HOPES TO FIND A HOME AT SANTA ANITA            Among the world’s most famous Brunos are Bruno Sammartino, who held the World Wide Wrestling Federation championship for 11 straight years, and current pop icon Bruno Mars, singer, song writer and idol of countless music groupies.Sammartino, now 75 and long retired from the mat, was 5-10 and 265 pounds in his prime. Mars, 30, is 5-5 and 148.At 5-5 and 110 pounds, Bruno Panicucci doesn’t measure up to either in size or stature, but he’s working on it. Give him time.The 20-year-old apprentice jockey is of Italian ancestry but was born in Marseilles, France. He came to America to ride a year ago and a major goal was to meet and learn from two Hall of Fame jockeys, Mike Smith and Gary Stevens.Part of that mission has been gained, but Panicucci still has much to accomplish, and hurdles aside, he’ll get there,“When he first came here, I asked him how he was getting to the track every day,” said Brandon O’Bryan, who has been Panicucci’s agent since the Del Mar meet ended last summer. “Are you getting a ride, is someone picking you up, are you riding a bike, do you drive?” I would ask him.“He kind of stared at me like I was out of my mind and then pointed to the tack room. ‘I live there,’ he said. “He was living in a tack room. I thought he was kidding me but all the time, he was living right at the track.”Panicucci’s sponsor was trainer Leonard Powell, himself a native of France.“I rode four winners in France and three so far in the United States,” said Panicucci, who benefits from a seven-pound weight allowance.“He’s improving by working horses every day,” said O’Bryan. OH, BROTHER! THERE’S PAIN AND MISERY IN MALIBUBEN’S DUCHESS SET FOR GRADE I LA BREA STAKESGRASS NOT GREENER FOR SISE IN MATHIS MILE‘BUG BOY’ BRUNO IS READY TO MAKE HIS MARKWALL CALENDAR AND MORE FREE ON OPENING DAYlast_img read more

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20 days agoArsenal boss Emery: Everyone behind Xhaka captaincy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Everyone behind Xhaka captaincyby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists captain Granit Xhaka has his and the rest of the squad’s full support.Xhaka is set to skipper the side against Bournemouth in his second match since he was announced as Arsenal’s permanent captain last week.”They (the players), with the vote, it gave him confidence and I also gave him that confidence after that,” Emery told Sky Sports.”And now – small things or big things – we are going to work individually and collectively to be strong. And also to show our supporters, and to show in our way, how we can be strong with all the players and that captain.”I also have big confidence and trust in every player, the captain [and the others] because I think now in the dressing room we have a very good spirit.” last_img read more

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a day agoPhelan admits he was reluctant to return to Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits he was reluctant to return to Man Utdby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United assistant Mike Phelan has admitted he was reluctant to return to the club.Phelan left the club in 2013 but was offered a role in Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s backroom staff last December.He told The Athletic: “I was down at Burnley College doing a coaching day and out on the pitch. About 3 o’clock, I finish and turn my phone on.”There is a call from Ole and another from Ed Woodward. Ole offered me the job and there was no real discussion. ‘Yeah, I’ll do it.'”Going back into Carrington, I was really, really nervous. We’d won the league by a canter when I left. But I didn’t know what to expect.”I had heard a lot of things in my time out about how it was operating. I just thought, ‘I’ll be myself.”And it was like I’d never been away. Surreal. We just brought back a bit of a feelgood factor.” last_img read more

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