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first_img“We proved that we belong in this Champions League and if we play offensively we can cause anyone problems.“When you want to be a big player you need to be ready to play in big games and show that you’re a good player.” You have to show that you’re here and give 100% for the team, play at your best.“That’s what I want to do every game. Moussa Dembele celebrated two goals in Celtic’s 3-3 draw with Manchester City and said that the team showed the benefits of adopting an attacking mentality.The French striker was a standout figure in a thrilling night at Celtic Park and was happy with his contribution to a point against one of Europe’s star sides.“We know that when we play offensively and play forward we can cause anyone problems,” he said.“That’s what we’ve showed today and we need to push on from this. Dembele drew cheers from the Celtic support for his all-round play with appreciation for his defensive effort as well as his goals.“As a team you attack together and you defend together,” he said. “If I can help the team defensively I will give my best to try and help them and offensively I just do my stuff.“As a striker you always want to score goals. It’s good for the team, good for the club and I’m happy.“When you sign for Celtic you know that this club belongs to the Champions League and on nights like this the fans show us great support so we’re happy to get a result today.”last_img read more

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first_imgA statement released by the governing body read: “The Scottish FA has concluded a legally binding agreement with Queen’s Park FC for the transfer of ownership of Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park.“Heads of Terms were signed in September last year after a period of dialogue and after further discussion on structural and financial aspects of the agreement, a formal legal offer was issued on behalf of the Scottish FA on June 7, 2019.“We have now received notification from Queen’s Park that they have accepted the final and binding deal.“Key stakeholders including Scottish ministers, sportscotland, Big Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council have been informed of this formal agreement and the transfer of ownership will take place on 1 August, 2020 – after Hampden Park hosts its UEFA Euro 2020 fixtures. The Scottish FA have completed a deal to purchase Hampden Park from Queen’s Park next year.Broad agreement over the sale of the national stadium was reached last year and both parties have been working on the details since.A formal document has now been signed and the sale will be finalised after Hampden hosts Euro 2020 matches next year. The purchase price, in the region of £5m, will be partley funded by Lord Willie Haughey and Sir Tom Hunter. “The board of the Scottish FA will now seek to ensure ownership of Hampden Park is a game-changer for the Association, its members and all its stakeholders.”Queen’s Park currently lease the ground to the SFA for international matches and Scottish Cup games but the existing agreement expires next year. The Scottish FA considered other options, including a pitch from Scottish Rugby to use Murrayfield, during a four-year review before submitting a bid for Hampden.Rod Petrie, recently appointed as Scottish FA president, said: “Given the hard work from everyone since the agreement of last September I am pleased we now have a legal contract with one of our member clubs for the good of Scottish football.“The real work begins now to ensure Hampden Park can continue to serve the needs of the game and be an inspirational home for Scottish football in the future. “We can build on the short-term work currently undertaken to make Hampden Park, Glasgow and Scotland a memorable host city venue for the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2020 finals.”Hampden will host host three group stage games and one last-16 match at the European Championships in 2020.last_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek: We need to play like Barcelonaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek feels they need to learn from their 0-0 draw with Southampton.Loftus-Cheek has said Maurizio Sarri’s side need to work on playing a little more like Barcelona in training.“Teams are coming here and sitting back and it’s difficult to break them down, because it’s so tight,” the England midfielder told Chelsea TV.“We need to get on the training pitch and work on trying to get balls in behind and work on playing against a deep back four.“We need those clever movements in behind, even though they are deep. One of those diagonal balls over the top, like you see Barcelona do a lot.“We need to work on that. It’s about having patience as well, because it’s so frustrating at times. You can’t get that space to open them up.“I think we need to get used to it, because we’re playing well at times, so teams are going to come here and do that – and away as well.” last_img read more

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Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. The opposite end of the spectrum paints a bleaker, more Parsons-ian picture. Harrison Barnes, the least valuable player of the 2016 NBA Finals, ranks first among players who will earn far more than their CARMELO market value: He will rake in close to $19 million in the first year of a four-year, $85 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. Our projections see his value as just a fraction of that, at about $3.5 million, meaning that he is charging the Kings more than $15 million above his “market price.” 1Kemba WalkerBoston$58.4m$32.7m+$25.7m 10Taj GibsonNew York2.19.8-7.7 8Bojan BogdanovicUtah8.417.0-8.6 2Kevon LooneyGolden State28.74.6+24.0 6Kevin DurantBrooklyn54.538.2+16.3 3Trevor ArizaSacramento-1.012.2-13.2 5Kyrie IrvingBrooklyn50.532.7+17.7 2Bobby PortisNew York1.115.1-14.0 4DeMarcus CousinsL.A. Lakers26.63.5+23.1 7Tobias HarrisPhiladelphia22.431.0-8.6 9Danny GreenL.A. Lakers27.114.6+12.5 In an offseason full of free-agent coups, blockbuster trades and other juicy drama, a three-player deal last Wednesday between the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks, two of the worst teams in the NBA last season, was hardly earth-shattering. By Friday night, the trade was all but forgotten. But one player in that deal stood out.Chandler Parsons, who once hit the most 3-pointers (10) in a single half, earned more than $24 million last season. Since signing a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies in the contract bubble of 2016, Parsons has appeared in a total of 95 games averaging 7.2 points on a paltry 39 percent shooting from the field while recovering from a slew of knee injuries, including one sustained with his previous team, the Dallas Mavericks. That means the former Florida standout has averaged roughly $37,000 per minute playing Grit ’n’ Grind.1And Parsons is set to earn $25 million more in 2019-20.Looking at the deal Parsons signed three years ago got me thinking about the most overpaid — and inadequately compensated — veteran free agents signed this summer. Fortunately, our CARMELO player projections allow the comparison of a player’s estimated market value to what his 2019-20 salary will be. While it’s tempting to say players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden — all of whom earn more than $30 million per year — are overpaid, the reality is their market value still exceeds their compensation in terms of salary earned. Rather, it’s the short-term signees, brought in when teams like the Knicks strike out on top targets, who are often overpaid relative to their actual contributions. In total, six of the 10 most overpaid free-agent signees of 2019 are on short-term deals — defined as two years or fewer — while nine of the 10 best bargains signed contracts of three years or longer.In the 2019 free-agent class, the big-name signees — such as Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker — were all bargains for their respective (new) teams, with each player set to earn a 2020 salary that is more than $10 million less than his CARMELO market value for the season. But lesser-known players — including Delon Wright, Kevon Looney and Jeremy Lamb — also found their names in the top 10 of CARMELO bargains. 7Delon WrightDallas24.69.2+15.4 5Rajon RondoL.A. Lakers-6.62.6-9.2 The 10 most overpaid free agents of 2019Players’ net values calculated by their 2019-20 CARMELO market values minus 2019-20 salaries, as of July 8 Sources: fivethirtyeight, spotrac 3Jimmy ButlerMiami56.232.7+23.5 RankPlayerTeamCARMELO Market Value2019-20 SalaryNet Value Sources: FiveThirtyEight, Spotrac 1Harrison BarnesSacramento$3.5m$19.0m-$15.5m Check out our NBA player ratings.CORRECTION (July 10, 2019, 6:15 p.m.): A previous version of a table in this article incorrectly showed Delon Wright as re-signing with Memphis. Wright was sent to Dallas in a sign-and-trade. 10Kawhi LeonardL.A. Clippers44.432.7+11.7 6Mike ScottPhiladelphia-4.44.8-9.2 4Klay ThompsonGolden State22.532.7-10.2 9Robin LopezMilwaukee-3.14.8-7.9 8Jeremy LambIndiana23.310.0+13.3 RankPlayerTeamCARMELO Market Value2019-20 SalaryNet Value Others on the bottom 10 include Bobby Portis, just one of the Knicks’ many overvalued signings; Sixers star Tobias Harris, who re-signed with the club that traded for him last season; and Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, who likely will spend the season sidelined while he rehabs from a torn ACL suffered in Game 6 of this year’s finals. While Thompson’s injury no doubt dampens his value for the upcoming season, our model always has been a little low on him, and the five-year, $190 million extension he signed with the Warriors likely already was going to put him on this end of the rankings.Looking at absolute differences, however, isn’t the only way to determine who is a relative “bargain” or is “overpaid.” The nature of max deals since the NBA salary cap ballooned in 2016 is such that you can afford to pay stars, even B-list ones, yearly salaries of more than $30 million. Even the short-term deals that overpay, such as those offered by the Knicks to Portis, Reggie Bullock2Who ranks as the 14th-most overpaid free-agent signee. and Taj Gibson, are forgivable in that they don’t limit a team’s long-term flexibility in signing marquee free agents.3Well, unless you’re the Knicks, and you have trouble getting free agents any way you slice it,Where teams start to go wrong, however, is when they agree to certain long-term, expensive deals with players — ones that haven’t demonstrated much value — that make them almost untradeable. That’s the case of Barnes, predicted by CARMELO to generate a total of $8.3 million over the next four years, against the $85 million owed to him by Sacramento.There are plenty of those kinds of deals out there, a spate of which arrived in 2016 — courtesy of players such as Parsons.4And Barnes, who is a repeat offender. He may have been an all-star of bad contracts for his deal with Memphis, but he has one year left on that contract, now with Atlanta, to change CARMELO’s mind about what he’s worth. The 10 best bargains of the 2019 NBA free-agent classPlayers’ net values calculated by their 2019-20 CARMELO market values minus 2019-20 salaries, as of July 8 read more

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first_imgManchester United’s Eric Bailly is certain that he is up to the challenge of earning a regular starting spot at the club, despite the depth of competition within the squadThe Ivory Coast international was absent from the team as they fell to a shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom on Sunday and conceded the Premier League title to their local rivals Manchester City.Bailly has made just 11 league appearances this season at United with the 24 year-old having to compete against the likes of Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling for a spot at the heart of the defence.While Bailly has gone through some injury spells in the past, the defender is well aware of the difficult decisions that Jose Mourinho has to make each week in regards to player selection. But he is adamant that he is up for the challenge at Old Trafford.“It does [give the manager options],” said Bailly, according to the club website.“It is a good position to be in, to have the defence fully fit and ready. It bodes well for the remaining matches ahead of us. I hope we can remain with a solid defence, as do the others, and we can keep some clean sheets in those games so that we see the season out well.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’m fine. I had a few difficult moments with my past injury but I am fully recovered now. I came back fitter and I hope I can take all the playing opportunities that present themselves now.”The former Villarreal defender joined United in the summer of 2016 for a reported £30m deal and made his debut for the club against Bournemouth at their Vitality Stadium in August 2016, where he would later be named the man-of-the-match on his Premier League debut.Ahead of his return to Bournemouth, Bailly has fond memories of his debut back then and is hopeful of repeating a similar performance this time around.“They’re truly great memories for me, I remember it, but we are in a different moment now,” he added.“The team is in good shape and is progressing in the right direction. I hope we can go there to Bournemouth and get the full three points.“Really it is disappointing, to have put in such a great effort to win the match against City, only then to lose against the lowest-placed team. Yes, it’s disappointing for all of us. The thing is to now put that behind us, to forget it, if you like, and focus on the big important match we have ahead of us.”last_img read more

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first_imgAfter his really difficult win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, there is no doubt that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must remain at Man United.While there has been a constant conversation about which manager should take the job at Man United next season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earned his right to keep the job after making history this Sunday when the Red Devils defeated Tottenham Hotspur.The Norwegian coach was already in presence of greatness after winning his first five matches as the manager, as only legendary Sir Matt Busby had been able to accomplish that in the club’s history.Everybody knew that this match would be the one that would test Solskjaer real capabilities to take this club to a better life, even he knew that the chances of losing the match were high and he was even willing to accept a defeat but not without getting all the best from his players.The game itself was a concert of David de Gea’s saves, so much luck in a single match could only mean that destiny is smiling upon this manager and it’s telling him to remain at the club after the season is over.Never in the Premier League’s history, had a goalkeeper made an incredible 11 saves and De Gea accomplished it against Spurs this Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has equalled Sir Matt Busby’s all-time record of winning his first five league matches in charge of Man Utd#TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/Ly2Ua6bQw7— Premier League (@premierleague) January 13, 2019Anybody could give credit to the goal that Marcus Rashford scored during the first half of the match, but De Gea was the real hero of the night and he did it in style by getting this all-time record with Solskjaer’s record also included in the mix.This latest result must have stricken a nerve on the Manchester United board of directors, Solskjaer and all his technical staff’s vibe does bring back memories from the times of Sir Alex Ferguson when everything was better controlled and the squad worried more about playing good football than a result.Apart from the already familiar sensations that the Norwegian manager brings to the Manchester United fans, there is also his demeanor when he speaks to the press or even addresses his players.There is an undeniable bond that former players who were successful tend to have with the current footballers inside any club, there has been a tendency that has spread throughout many clubs in Europe and they find the highest rate of success with these managers.It happened with Johan Cruyff decades ago in Barcelona, with Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, and it could also happen now with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“Fantastic, when you make 11 saves that’s a top, top performance. One or two were really good saves” – Solskjaer on De Gea#TOTMUN #PL pic.twitter.com/ZfOBSeO9N2Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.— Premier League (@premierleague) January 13, 2019Despite not being considered one of the best players in football history, we can’t forget that this former striker is the man responsible for giving Manchester United their historic treble back in 1999 with an extra time goal against Bayern München in the Champions League final played at Camp Nou.All the young players who are die-hard Manchester United fans, were part of that historic moment and many of them regard Solskjaer as a true hero of the Red Devils’ history.The man already has that record that no one else has, he passed the test against Tottenham Hotspur with flying colors and it appears that he will reinforce the squad’s morale for the upcoming Champions League round of 16.All the roads lead to him staying in the hot seat, keeping this momentum will convince the club’s board completely and there won’t be anything that can stop him from getting what he earned through hard work and victories.While there certainly are more tests to pass for the whole squad, it’s safe to say that this beginning is not bad for a novice manager like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.🔴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced as manager:5⃣ @Arsenal (34 Points)6⃣ @ManUtd (26 Points)🏟 After 5 matches in charge:5⃣ @Arsenal (41 Points)6⃣ @ManUtd (41 Points)🎶 “Ole’s at the wheel…” pic.twitter.com/Mlsto1zsTg— SPORF (@Sporf) January 13, 2019How far do you think Solskjaer will take Manchester United this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, England, February 7, 2017 –  UK ministers held the first meeting of a new forum dedicated to discussing the implications of Brexit for the Overseas Territories.  The UK Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker, and Foreign Office Minister, Baroness Anelay, hosted leaders and representatives from the Overseas Territories on 7 February, to ensure their interests regarding the impact of Brexit are taken into account. Territory leaders welcomed the new forum as a means of facilitating direct and regular engagement with UK Ministers in preparation for and during the UK’s negotiations with the European Union. Leaders discussed areas of high priority and opportunities for their territories.Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker said:  “When the UK leaves the European Union the strong relationship we have with the Overseas Territories and the important mutual trade and business links we share will continue.“The UK Government is committed to engaging with our friends in the Overseas Territories as we prepare to exit the EU, and ensuring that we get a deal that works for everyone. In this context, we discussed how the Territories can contribute to a truly global Britain.”Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office The Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay said:  “The Overseas Territories are integral to the UK Government’s ambitions to create a more outward looking United Kingdom. We are committed to taking their priorities into account as we prepare for negotiations to exit the EU. “I have discussed this very issue during my visits to the Overseas Territories and am keen to build on this early positive engagement to ensure the deal the UK Government ultimately negotiates works for all.”The first Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council on European negotiations was attended by leaders and representatives from the following territories:·  Anguilla·  Bermuda·  British Virgin Islands·  Cayman Islands·  Falkland Islands·  Montserrat·  Pitcairn Islands·  St Helena and Ascension Island·  Tristan da Cunha·  Turks and Caicos IslandsLast week the Government published its plan for a new, positive and constructive partnership in the mutual interest of the UK and the EU, with a White Paper presented to Parliament.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The “Turf & Surf” fundraising event, sponsored by PwC and Opus, resulted in approximately $40,000 being donated to the Turks & Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation (TCAAF) for the Edward Gartland Youth Centre.   The Youth Centre lets us reach a key demographic to increase awareness and education – not only about HIV/AIDS but about all kinds of life skills while also providing them with a safe, fun environment to meet friends, receive counseling and develop new skills.A wide cross-section of the local community came out for a fun and unique event where guests enjoyed family style dinner, complimentary champagne and wine and had a chance to make money by betting on pre-taped horse races that were announced live by Mr. Larry Collmus, voice of the Triple Crown and new voice of New York Racing Association.   The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses, where winning bidders name their horses.   Fifty percent of the auction pool was committed as a donation to the TCAAF, with the balance forming the pay-out for Win, Place and Show.   This year the champion trophy was awarded to Barrie Cooke, whose horse “The Winner” lived up to its’ name.The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses with the winning bids combined to form the payout for Win, Place and Show and the owners naming their horses.   This year the champion trophy was awarded to PWC whose horse “The Winner” surpassed all the other horses to take the top spot.“We can’t express our gratitude and appreciation enough to the PwC family, Opus restaurant, sponsors, volunteers and the participants of this event,” said Galmo Williams, Patron of the #TCAAF.   “Our fundraising efforts and additional works executed in 2017 would have been futile without the support of the TCI Community”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nick Haywood, Territory Leader, PwC TCI said: “The event was again a great success.   The generosity of those in attendance allowed us to raise around $40,000 for the TCAAF, which we know they will use wisely and carefully to support both the Edward Gartland Youth Centre, and where possible the wider education sector.   At a time when everyone has suffered to some degree from the hurricanes, it is heart-warming to see people coming together to help support those who have a greater need. This is just one more example of the strength of our community, and we at PwC are honoured to be a part of it.”Haywood added that “the amount of money raised in a time when the community is still rebuilding not only proves the importance of this event but is a testament to the strength and commitment of the community here and we at PwC continue to be a proud sponsor allowing us to live our core values that include working together, to care, to reimagine the possible, integrity and to make a difference.”Press Release: TCAAFcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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first_imgThe Navy and Georgia Power broke ground Thursday at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., on a large-scale solar facility with a generation capacity of up to 44 megawatts of direct current, or 31 megawatts of alternating current.Georgia Power will build, own and operate the solar farm, which will supply power to the utility’s electric grid. The facility will cover 150 acres of land with 138,000 southwest-facing fixed panels, and generate enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 5,000 homes.The project is estimated to represent a $75 million investment by Georgia Power, reported the Albany Herald. The utility, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, anticipates the solar facility will be online and producing power in early 2017.“This project, our second collaboration with Georgia Power, will help to enhance the energy security of MCLB Albany,” Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, said according to a news release. Last year, the utility broke ground on a 30-megawatt solar plant at Submarine Base Kings Bay.“It is these partnerships that have yielded such high value for the Department of the Navy, our installations and the surrounding communities. As we begin to tighten our focus on energy resiliency, these projects will be the foundation of energy security on our bases,” McGinn said.“This project will generate solar energy as part of a diverse generation mix, while providing security for the base and a positive economic impact in the local community,” said Kenneth Coleman, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power. “The projects we are developing on our state’s military bases are great examples of renewable energy growth being driven by collaboration and innovative partnerships,” Coleman said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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