Klopp: No need to sell Coutinho to balance books

first_imgLiverpool Klopp: No need to sell Coutinho to balance Liverpool books Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 10:06 12/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Coutinho-cropped Getty Images Liverpool Philippe Coutinho Liverpool v Leicester City Premier League Jürgen Klopp The club’s record purchase of Virgil van Dijk does not increase the prospect of the Brazilian leaving Anfield Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool do not need to sell Philippe Coutinho to recoup the cash spent on their £75 million swoop for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.The Reds’ move to make Netherlands international Van Dijk the most expensive defender of all time was confirmed on Wednesday, drawing a line under one of the transfer sagas that dominated the close season at Anfield.The other was Barcelona’s ultimately fruitless pursuit of Brazil playmaker Coutinho, who has resumed his pivotal role at Liverpool and been in sublime form while notching seven goals in December Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As such, reports of Barca’s interest have persisted but Klopp is adamant his move to secure Van Dijk will not affect the future of a player for whom the La Liga leaders reportedly had a £115m bid turned down in August.”No, nobody told me that [I would have to sell Coutinho],” he told reporters.”We have good players and we don’t have to sell anybody because of that. So fair play to our owners that they are ambitious.”19 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 19 Premier League goals from outside the box – one more than Robbie Fowler and second only to Steven Gerrard (33) among Liverpool players. Gifted.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017Klopp has handed the captain’s armband to Coutinho during Jordan Henderson’s recent injury absence – a situation far removed from the former Inter player’s transfer request when Barcelona’s pursuit reached a crescendo back in August.”The only thing I will say and the only thing I am interested in is how is Phil playing at the moment,” Klopp said. “I was really happy about the last few performances and about his impact.”He showed his character in the games and in the training sessions. That was spot on. It was really good. That is what I am interested in because all the rest I can’t, and don’t, want to talk about it because if I open the door then you [the media] run all the way through.”If there is something to say you will know. In my business it makes absolute no sense to talk about things that ‘could’ ‘maybe” happen because all it does is create stories which 90 per cent of the time are not true. Why should we do that?”Klopp also credited Van Dijk’s “100 per cent” desire to join Liverpool as a key factor in a blockbusting transfer that will be officially completed on January 1, following reported interest from Premier League leaders Manchester City in the 26-year-old.”He wanted to come here 100 per cent and that is a very important thing,” he added.”Because imagine in this moment you are a football guy and a few clubs are looking for someone, and they don’t hesitate or are not shy with money as well.”That was not his intention. He wanted to join us and nobody else. That’s another really good thing.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Government to partner with BTC and Aliv on public Emergency Alert system

first_imgBahamas, June 22nd 2017: Soon you will be able to receive notifications on any pending emergencies such as storms or hurricanes at the touch of your mobile phone. This as government is working on developing an Emergency Alert Mass Notification Pilot Project. The project comes at the start of the Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th.This will allow the public to receive notifications of a pending emergency via text messages and emails. However, residents will have to register to the alerts via email.The partnership involves the Economic Development and Planning Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and both telecommunication companies, Bahamas Telecommunications Company, BTC and Aliv, which will conduct a six-month Pilot Project to be launched this July 2017.Speaking to House Members on Tuesday, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Hubert Minnis says the aim is to “strengthen our disaster preparedness and emergency management policies and operations.”Noting there is a lot of work still to do as a result of Hurricane Matthew, Prime Minister Minnis described it as “a long road to restoring normalcy to many Bahamians.” He adds that there were currently 700 assessments in terms of home repairs for the islands of New Providence, Andros, and the Berry islands pending to determine eligibility for assistance, with 320 of those assessments will be eligible for assistance at a total cost of $3.7 million for labour and material.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#BahamasEmergencyAlertSystem#BahamasNEMA#BTC#Aliv Related Items:last_img read more

Fulford warns the Premier not to give more power to the British

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 14, 2017 – Providenciales – It is incumbent upon me to warn the government members of Parliament to abstain from voting yes to giving the Governor one of primary powers   that an elected government has, which is the power to appoint members to the various statutory boards in our country.   All over the world, appointment to Statutory Boards are not a bi-partisan act, is simply a government’s appointment of  its supporters who campaigned passionately about a certain ministry and how they can bring about improvements to that ministry.The Bill which is set to be debated before the House of Assembly  on the 1 year anniversary of the election of the new Government, will deliver a fatal  blow to the legacy of JAGS and what he as a person, his Party and his Government  stood for.   The Bill will give the Governor the power to do as he likes and act as he pleases without any reference to the Minister with the authority for  that particular statutory Board.   The Boards’ membership will immediately be reduced  which means staunch supporters of the present Government who have been recently appointed to these Boards will very likely see their appointments rescinded and may no longer be able to serve on a  board nor make a contribution to their country via their Board Appointment.What is most troubling to us the electorate, is this – to what end is this measure being taken? Why is it that the overseas Colonial powers  want this power and  authority removed from the hands of the elected officials and put in the Governor’s Hands?  Is it because the country is broke and cannot afford to pay the measly sums to Board members monthly?  No! because the Premier indicated we have 101 Million in surplus. Is it because the Board members are incompetent?  No, it is not, as many of these Board members have degrees, life or work experience in the industry related to the  Boards upon which they sit .Then what is it? From the pattern of the British’s’ behavior over the last 9 years, one can only conclude it is because they are of the view that the Board Members and the Country as whole cannot self-govern and this view though it pains me to say in this day and age may be directly due to certain historical, abhorrent racial ideologies. It is because the Board Members are Turks and Caicos Islanders.   It is because the British do not trust the Board members. It is because it is in line with the FCO policy of having a “greater British presence” in TCI.How is it, that this JAGS’ ideal based Government  can sit in silence and light the fire that will burn us all to ashes by abdicating and transferring its  power to the Governor? Is it because the Premier is drawing on her experience as a former “YES SIR”, Consultative Forum member and simply giving in to every whim of the British and has put the fear of God in her elected colleagues by firing Josephine?If the Premier is the “best man for the job” of championing the cause of her fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders who  voted for her resoundingly one year ago, then she should truly stand up and withdraw this bill from the house – after all the opposition only have a say but her government has the numbers to have their way!MARK A FULFORD Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Stephen Isaacs Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 23, 2017 – Nassau – Mr. Stephen Isaacs was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 22, 2017.   Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis is also pictured as Mr. Isaacs received his Instrument of Appointment.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Shortterm vacation rental advocates want new rules on November ballot

first_imgShort-term vacation rental advocates want new rules on November ballot August 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIDWAY DISTRICT (KUSI) – You may have seen the signature gatherers, the petitions circulating throughout San Diego, asking for the new short term vacation rental rules set by City Council in July to be put on the ballot for the voters to have the final say.A group called, “Save San Diego Neighborhoods” gathered today to raise awareness about what they believe to be deceptive tactics Airbnb petition gatherers are using. They claim they have heard them say things like, “Sign this to support affordable housing.”Save San Diego published this press release outlining Tuesday’s event:Save San Diego Neighborhoods will be holding a press conference to raise awareness about the deceptive tactics Airbnb petition gatherers are using to lure local resident into signing their petition. Airbnb petition gatherers have been overheard saying that the petition is “supporting affordable housing to make it easier for people to get off the streets.”In truth, Airbnb is trying to overturn the City Council-approved short-term rental ordinance by collecting signatures to place a measure on the ballot. San Diegans deserve to know that they are actually signing and who is funding this effort.Save San Diego Neighborhoods will be joined by a broad coalition including Unite Here, Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, Councilmember Lorie Zapf and numerous local residents who are calling for an end to Airbnb’s deceptive tactics.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez has the details. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Pentagon Reform Plan Would Prevent Future Savings Analysts Say

first_imgTwo analysts argue that House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry’s proposal to eliminate seven defense support agencies as part of an effort to cut $25 billion in annual spending from Pentagon overhead would have the paradoxical impact of hampering DOD’s ability to trim waste in the future. By shuttering the Office of Economic Adjustment, the plan would make it more difficult to close unneeded facilities, state William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, and Miriam Pemberton, a federal budgeting expert and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, in separate op-eds.“Going after military waste, Rep. Thornberry wants to shut down the agency whose job it is to help the Pentagon get rid of expensive bases it doesn’t need or want. Tell me what sense this makes,” Pemberton says. OEA has helped communities convert excess military bases into new civilian uses while replacing most of the lost civilian jobs, both point out.“Eliminating the agency will enable waste writ large, on a scale larger than anything that might be saved by reducing bureaucracy alone,” Hartung says. He describes the proposal as “a faux reform plan that is the policy equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”DOD photo by Army Sgt. James McCann Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more