Spurs’ Levy faces grilling after being accused of damaging Prem’s reputation

first_imgmost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThey feel Spurs in particular made their move prematurely, with club accounts showing revenues of £460m in 2019 and a healthy profit of £68m, despite stadium debt of £17m per year.Levy’s decision is set to save Spurs just £1m, a relative drop in the ocean —  it all sees player wages become the most urgent subject on today’s agenda.He was blasted by Harry Redknapp for slashing the wages of the 550 non-playing staff due to coronavirus.Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete four-week national service in South Korea during coronavirus season delay 3DANIEL LEVY faces a grilling from rival clubs after being privately accused of damaging the Prem’s reputation.Tottenham’s chairman sparked fury by cutting all 550 non-playing staff’s wages by 20 per cent and furloughing others — despite paying Jose Mourinho and his squad in full.3 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy faces a grilling from rival Premier League executivesCredit: PA:Press AssociationIt came the same day Spurs revealed Levy’s £4million annual pay in 2019 was boosted by a £3m bonus for completing the £1billion new stadium.MPs accused football of operating in a “moral vacuum” while supporters also questioned the move.And it ensures that Levy will feel the heat of his fellow chairmen and chief executives at today’s video conference “shareholder” meeting between the 20 clubs.One chairman said: “He is a smart man but this wasn’t a smart move. It hurt the reputation of the entire League.“A few of us simply don’t understand what Daniel was thinking.”Some clubs are urging Prem bosses to step into the row and demand Spurs, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth — who all announced furloughs — retract their positions and do not claim for government support.3last_img read more

Pres. Weah Defends 5 Months’ Achievements in Office

first_imgPresident Weah speaking at the Mosque during the Thanksgiving Service. (photo: Executive Mansion…Says it surpasses that of any president since 1847With enormous economic and infrastructural challenges facing the country, the Executive Mansion has defended President George Weah five months “achievements” in office, claiming that the Weah Administration’s achievements surpasses that of any other President since the country’s independence in 1847.Even though the promise of connecting all county capitals by paved roads is yet to get into full swing, Weah has already been referred to by his office through a press release as the first sitting President in the country’s decades of existence that has promised to connect the entire country with paved roads.According to the release, President Weah insisted that no government has ever done well in its first five months in office than what his government has done within five months in office.“The President indicated that no amount of criticisms and dissenting public opinions will impede his government’s determination to advance its development agenda, because there are associated economic and trade dividends when the roads are paved,” the Executive Mansion release said.President Weah spoke Friday, July 20, at the Thanksgiving and Intercessory Prayer held at the Lusinee Kamara Mosque in Morris Farm, Paynesville, as part of events marking the 171st Independence Day celebration of Liberia.“Let me say this for all of us, especially the young people. No matter what, once you are there, people will have dissenting views; this is life. If you do well, another person will not appreciate it; you do badly, somebody will not appreciate it. So, no matter what you do in life, there will be critics but what is important is for us to remain focused on what we want to do,” Weah told the gathering of Islamic worshipers as quoted by the press release.Although the Executive Mansion release noted that the statement explains his vows as promised during the campaign period of the overall national development drive the country has ever witnessed since it was founded, the exchange rate between the Liberian dollar and the U.S dollar is yet to be stabilized, and the Weah-led administration is yet to make known government’s immediate action on how transaction with both currencies should go.“The President emphasized the urgent need for the people of Liberia to place unity at the front-burner of their undertakings during this period of celebration of the 171st Independence Day of the country,” according to the release regarding the event that took place at the mosque in Morris Farm.The President’s office further noted that national achievement through development does not come amid division and negative criticisms.“We are about to witness our 171st Anniversary; when we were designing our program to know what will be the order of the day, what we will be doing, the first thing that was on our agenda was to unite our brothers and sisters – Liberians,” Weah said, emphasizing his quest for a united Liberia and people.According to him, the situation Liberia faces did not start with his administration, but he stressed his commitment to change it while at the same time encouraging Liberians to watch for an unprecedented pace of development between now and December.“As we are about to celebrate our independence, what is happening today reflects things that will be on the books, but we are criticized for doing the right thing than those that did the wrong one,” Weah said.The President’s office said although fanaticism is considered part of human infrastructure, “Weah feels that it is always good for people to be constructive in their criticisms.”“Liberia will be 171 on July 26 this year since the problem started. Is it in the five months of my administration?” he quipped (joked), and again begged the indulgence of Liberians to exercise a bit of patience, because he has taken the responsibility to fix the numerous problems his administration has inherited.Earlier, Sheik Rashid A. Sheriff delivered the sermon and called on Liberians to unite, give the government a chance, and also desist from negative criticisms.Sheriff urged Liberians to be thankful to Allah (God) for all of the things happening, because that is the essence of our creation. “Unity is always the instrument for the growth of any nation,” he said.To score political marks, politicians are noted for exaggerating and back lashing their predecessors in order to win public sympathy as they perform their side of duty.Weah, whose administration has come to the Presidency through a popular vote, has yet to submit to his people the most talked about Pro-Poor Agenda.It was shocking to the hearing of the masses, during his speech on the state of the crumbling economy recently, when the President promised that an instrument called Pro-Poor Agenda for development will be completed soon and submitted to government’s partners for perusal and later implementation.It may be recalled that in 2006, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched the “Poverty Reduction Strategy” (PRS), an instrument that is also noted for desperately failing on its thematic points for the people it was initiated to free from the conundrum (mystery) known as extreme poverty.According to the UNDP’s (United Nations Development Program) latest index on poor countries, Liberia is the third poorest country in the world after Niger, whose GDP per capita is $1,069 (£744), and Burundi whose GDP per capita $951 (£662).Liberia’s GDP per capita stands at US$934 (£652) even though the country is wealthy in natural mineral resources while Malawi’s GDP per capita is $819 (£572); Democratic Republic of Congo’s  GDP per capita is $753 (£525) and Central African Republic, has a GDP per capita of $639 (£445).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rodgers welcomes return of ‘sensational’ Liverpool starlet

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could unleash Jordon Ibe on Newcastle on Monday night after revealing the teenager has looked ‘sensational’ in training.The 19-year-old, who has been out of action with a knee problem for six weeks, is now fully fit and Rodgers admits he is delighted to have him back.Ibe had made a massive impact for the Merseyside club, after returning from a loan spell at Derby in January, before suffering his injury setback.Speaking ahead of the Anfield clash with the Mapgies, Rodgers said: “Jordon Ibe will come back in. I have got to say, he has looked absolutely sensational in training.“He has been out for a while but he has been out on the field for a couple of weeks now, doing his preparation work and he has joined in training.“He has looked absolutely outstanding – he has got real natural fitness. He’ll come into the squad for Monday night.”Adam Lallana is still likely to be missing for Liverpool.The midfielder suffered a groin problem in the defeat to Manchester United and was ruled out of Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Arsenal.“I don’t think he’ll be ready for Monday,” Rodgers said. “We’ll just see how that goes into next week.”Mamadou Sakho will definitely miss out after picking up a hamstring injury in the midweek FA Cup win against Blackburn.Mario Balotelli, meanwhile, could also be out through illness, while Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard must serve the final match of their three-game bans.Emra Can, however, is back in the squad having served his suspension.Provisional Liverpool squad:Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge, Jones, Toure, Enrique, Manquillo, Markovic, Brannagan, Lambert, Borini, Ibe. 1 Jordon Ibe last_img read more