Scarlet Knights fall to Pitt at home

first_img For most of its game against Pittsburgh last Wednesday, the Rutgers University Fmen’s basketball team stayed with the nation’s top-ranked team. At one point early in the second half, the Scarlet Knights even held a seven-point lead. Many observers thought it was only a matter of time until one of Pitt’s senior leaders, Levance Fields, Sam Young or Tyrell Biggs, would step up and put the game away for good. And while the Panthers did recover for a 78- 72 victory, it was seldom-used sophomore Brad Wanamaker who made the difference, scoring 13 points over the final 10 minutes of the game, sending the Scarlet Knights to their fifth loss of the season. Overall, Pitt’s bench outscored Rutgers 31-9. “I think, overall, our guys did a very good job with the game,” Hill said. “Our goal is to always get better, and I think we have done that during these last few games. Unfortunately, we had a few empty possessions down the stretch, and that really hurt us.” Hill’s team held a 43-39 halftime advantage thanks to the play of Mike Rosario and Anthony Farmer, who combined for 27 points. The team then opened its lead to seven points on a Corey Chandler threepointer. The teams went back and forth for a while, and with Pitt holding a 62-59 lead with under six minutes remaining, Wanamaker came up big, hitting two consecutive three-pointers to all but clinch the game for the Panthers. “Brad [Wanamaker] was very good for us today,” Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said. “I have plenty of confidence in him, and now I think people are starting to see why that’s the case. You can go right down our roster and see that everybody really did contribute.” Fields, Young and Biggs accounted for 35 of Pitt’s points. Rosario and Farmer finished with 22 and 20 points, respectively. “Our points today really came from us just getting up and down the court and running,” Rosario said. “I felt like for most of the game, we were active and really hustled.” The Scarlet Knights dropped their third straight game to the University of Connecticut on Saturday night by a score of 80-49. Freshman Gregory Echenique led the team with 17 points and three blocked shots. The team’s next game is at home, against Syracuse on Saturday, also at 7:30 p.m. BY DAN NEWMAN Staff Writer last_img read more

Juventus clinch sixth successive Serie A title with Crotone win

first_imgJuventus became the first team to win Serie A six times in a row when they beat Crotone 3-0 on Sunday to clinch the title with one game to spare.Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro shared the goals as the Turin side also won a league and cup double for the third time in a row and stayed on course for a treble.The win over their relegation-threatened opponents, put Juventus four points clear of AS Roma who won 5-3 at Chievo on Saturday.Juventus, who are Italy’s most successful side in domestic terms with 33 league titles, will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3 when they will attempt to complete the treble.Crotone had won five and drawn two of their last seven games but were only able to resist for 12 minutes until Mandzukic got in front of his marker to turn in Juan Cuadrado’s low cross at the far post.Dybala curled in a stunning 25-metre free kick six minutes before halftime and Alex Sandro completed the scoring in the 83rd minute with a shot which hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced down and crossed the goal line by centimetres.Atalanta clinched fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage by winning 1-0 at Empoli and AC Milan made sure of sixth place, and a place in the Europa League qualifiers, by beating Bologna 3-0.last_img read more

Real as hungry as ever, Zidane warns Liverpool

first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned Liverpool that his side are as hungry as ever to win the Champions League, rejecting claims that the Spanish giants might have lost their edge ahead of Saturday’s final in Kiev.There have been some suggestions that Real, having won the past two finals, might not be as motivated as Liverpool, with the English club not having tasted European glory since 2005.“I can’t talk for the opponents, but we always have the same desire as we always do and nobody can say we don’t,” Zidane told a news conference.“We’re in a third final and we have the chance to do something historic and win it three times in a row. You can’t say Liverpool have more hunger than us; it simply isn’t true.“Nobody can take our hunger away from us. We’re Real Madrid … We always want more and will always give our all to get more.”The Frenchman also said that his side’s experience of playing in and winning three finals in the past four years will have no bearing on the outcome. By comparison, no player in the Liverpool squad has reached this stage of the competition before.“It’s a one-off game, in a neutral venue. We’re ready for it, but our experience doesn’t count,” Zidane said.“Granted, we have more, but we need to show that we want to win it. Our experience doesn’t count for anything. It’s a final, they (Liverpool) haven’t played in a lot of them, but they’ll kill themselves for this and we know it.”Inevitably, talk turned to star men Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, but Zidane was unequivocal when asked if he would swap the Portuguese for Liverpool’s Egyptian star.“Cristiano is the best, he shows it every year,” the coach said.“Sometimes pressure gets to players and it spurs others on. He is certainly the latter. He’s of maximum importance to us.”last_img read more

Summer of Hype: Mayweather, McGregor know how to sell a show

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor ignited the hype in May 2016 by posting a mock-up of a fight poster on Twitter. Mayweather responded three weeks later with his own less polished version of a poster, and the unbeaten champion claimed he had started the rumors of a McGregor bout.With little to lose and immeasurable wealth and fame to gain, McGregor used his public platform in promoting his UFC bouts last year to take repeated jabs at the 40-year-old Mayweather’s age, declining skills and unwillingness to end his retirement.McGregor turns 29 next month, making him decidedly middle-aged in pro sports, yet he takes humorous delight in painting himself as a raw youngster going against a grizzled old-timer.As recently as December, Ellerbe said a Mayweather-McGregor fight would never happen because the UFC’s top brass wouldn’t allow it. UFC President Dana White also acknowledges he was once lukewarm about the possibility, believing Mayweather wouldn’t risk his legacy.And then in January, McGregor posted a cartoon on Instagram in which he stood over a flattened Mayweather, holding both fighters’ championship belts aloft. As a bonus, McGregor’s caption read: “Call me CJ Watson!” in a biting reference to the former NBA guard who had a relationship with Josie Harris, the mother of Mayweather’s children.Mayweather replied eight days later with an Instagram post of an infographic comparing the fighters’ net worth. In the caption, Mayweather instructed McGregor: “Before you ask for $25 million, be worth more than $25 million.”Vegas sports books introduced a betting line on the bout in February.Mayweather had clearly warmed to the idea of fighting McGregor by March, when he told fans in Britain that he would come out of his latest retirement to take on the challenge. That same month, McGregor showed up in a fur coat at fellow Irishman Michael Conlan’s boxing debut at Madison Square Garden and harangued the assembled media with a rant punctuated by his latest catchphrase: “I am boxing!”After posting a video on April 20 in which he shadowboxed and insulted Mayweather’s courage, McGregor took a brief break from his social media pursuit of Mayweather after his first son was born in May.Mayweather went back to his usual retirement métier: Posting photos of himself surrounded by the trappings of outlandish wealth. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. APNobody truly knows whether Floyd Mayweather’s boxing match with Conor McGregor will turn out to be a unique spectacle or an overhyped debacle.The only certainty is that the next 2½ months of hype will be a masterpiece of fight promotion from two of the best ever to play that game.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img And then the megafight was on, after remarkably simple negotiations among the UFC, Mayweather Promotions and Showtime.A national press tour is expected to kick off soon. Mayweather and McGregor will spend the summer showing off their promotional gifts for a fight that started as a social media argument — and became the main event of the year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top View comments Mayweather and McGregor revealed their plan Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to fight on August 26 in Las Vegas. In an appropriate move for a fight that grew into reality after two years of verbal jousting and several months of social-media skewering, the two titans of their respective sports confirmed the news on their Instagram accounts.And in another preview of what everyone should expect during their summer of promotion, McGregor’s post included his photo opposite Floyd Mayweather Sr., the boxer’s 64-year-old father, with a straight-faced caption: “THE FIGHT IS ON.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFew athletes in recent sports history have sold their sports better than the imperious Mayweather and the loquacious McGregor.Both fighters have spent years crafting outlandish public personae characterized by a few common themes: cartoonish arrogance, a fetishistic obsession with money and an eagerness to make reckless pronouncements about their opponents, their opponents’ fans — and, increasingly, each other. They’ll use those gifts to ratchet up the hype during a hot summer culminating in their desert showdown. Along the way, they might even sell the skeptical portion of the public on a fight that — as even its promoters acknowledge — could turn out to be a colossal mismatch.Mayweather apparently learned about McGregor’s verbal skills even before his fighting acumen, according to Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe. McGregor rapidly rose from obscurity to multi-division UFC dominance only because he coupled his mixed martial arts skills with attention-grabbing soundbites.“This kid, he’s been making a lot of noise,” Ellerbe said, recalling the reason that he first introduced Mayweather to video of McGregor’s punching power.In this file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205. APMayweather and McGregor have traded innumerable shots online and through the media while this fight evolved from a preposterous barroom fantasy discussion into a real thing.McGregor even talked about it back in 2015, when he told Esquire that he would “kill (Mayweather) in less than 30 seconds” and affirmed his interest in the bout while appearing on Conan O’Brien’s talk show.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more

Newnham secures ticket to CAGC

first_imgJonathan Newnham booked a place on the national team for the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships (CAGC) after winning the National Trials last weekend. Newnham won the trials, which were held at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, with a total of 303 strokes. He had rounds of 75, 73, 80, and 75.Newnham is pleased with his overall performance at the trials and is now looking forward to the CAGC.”There were a lot of positives. I was pleased with the way I was able to stay focused mentally and adjust because there was some tough competition out there,” Newnham told The Gleaner.He said that the heat affected the competitors, but he was able to manage the conditions and still perform effectively. Newnham expressed his pleasure at testing himself against the best golfers in Jamaica and coming out on top.TOUGH HEAT”It (the heat) definitely made it tough out there. I think everybody suffered a little bit because the course was so firm and made it very difficult. All the same, I was able to grind it out,” Newnham told The Gleaner.Finishing four shots behind Newnham was William Knibbs, a talented golfer who attends college overseas. Knibbs’ scores were 77, 75, 79, and 76 (307). Sean Morris and O’Shea Haye tied in third position with 311. Mark Newnham (Jonathan’s father) was one stroke behind on 312.Tied in sixth position were Junior Golfers Sebert Walker, Jr and Justin Burrowes on 314 shots. Both finished first and second, respectively, in the Junior Trials and are members of this year’s team to the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Trinidad and Tobago next month.Kei Harris, top female Junior golfer, ended the Trials with 313 and Michele Gabay on 343.The Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship will be held in the Dominican Republic from July 30 to August 5. The team will consist of six males and four females. The selection committee will meet shortly to finalise the members.- Lanze Whitelast_img read more

An examination of Guyana’s Balance of Payment Account

first_imgThe Bank of Guyana’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ended 2018 revealed that the balance of payment deficit widened from US$69 million in 2017 to US$132 million as at the end of 2018 – reflecting an increase of 91 percent. This article seeks to address this topic by explaining what is ‘balance of payments’, and how it affects the economy. The illustrations below depict the movements in Guyana’s Balance of Payment figures over the last ten years:Balance of Payment overall balancesUS$ MillionsAs can be observed from the data above, over the last ten years, Guyana’s trade balance recorded a surplus in years 2009, 2010 and 2012, with the highest surplus during that period being US$234.5 million in 2009; and deficits were recorded in the years 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with the highest deficit of US$132 million being recorded in 2018.The balance of payment (BOP) of a country, sometimes referred to as ‘trade balance’, is defined as a systematic summary statement of a country’s international economic transactions during a given period of time, usually a year. In other words, it is a record of transactions between its residents and foreign residents over a period of time; or the imports and exports’ transactions of a country.The importance of balance of paymentsIt serves as an indicator of the changing international economic or financial position of a country.It helps in formulation of a country’s monetary, fiscal and trade policies. It helps in determining the influence of trade and transactions on the level of national income of a country.It is useful to individuals and banks, firms and financial institutions which are directly or indirectly involved in international trade and finance.It is an economic barometer of a nation’s progress vis-à-vis the rest of the world.Economic growth in developing economies: balance of payment constrained growth? The case of NigeriaIn the case of Nigeria, balance of payments’ instability was found to have complicated macroeconomic problems and financial management. Over the last three decades or so, there has been a growing trend in fluctuations of Nigeria’s balance of payments. A balance of payments’ crisis usually distorts the working of the entire economic system, because it creates disequilibrium between the supply and demand for money (Nwani, 2003). The different economic measures put in place by various governments in the 1980s could not turn around the balance of payments’ problems. For example, the Nigerian exports promotion policy, import substitution industrialisation, exchange rate policy, and the structural adjustment programme. The worst of all was the transitional period of democracy (1999-2010), when balance of payments continued to show red although the Government tried to change the course of the balance of payments (Anoka & Takon, 2014).Causes of the balance of payments’ problemIn some respects, in an open economy, balance of payments reflect the net result of equilibrium or disequilibrium in the domestic economy. If there is a savings gap, that is, if domestic savings are not sufficient to cover domestic investment, the economy needs a net inflow of capital to cover the shortfall. In the same way, a trade gap with the domestic demand for goods and services exceeding domestic production can be covered only by a trade deficit with the outside world. Such a trade deficit must, however, be financed with foreign exchange. It means that a country with a trade deficit therefore needs a net inflow of capital from the rest of the world; or, alternatively, a sufficiently high level of foreign reserves.With that in mind, reducing Guyana’s vulnerability to the balance of payments’ problem therefore starts at home. Such that it is domestic savings and investment that, in the long run, must be in equilibrium. Also, domestic production and expenditure should be aligned; the efficiency of the domestic industries must be improved in order to make domestic export products more competitive in world markets.Efforts to address a balance of payments’ problem more directly — that is, by manipulating imports, exports and capital movements — do not rectify the basic causes of the problem, and, as such, often lead to even more controls. Such direct controls, like borrowing foreign funds to finance a deficit, can alleviate the problem only in the short run (Stals, 1993).last_img read more

PBA D-League: Che’Lu, Marinerong Pilipino post third win

first_imgGALLERY: Michael Dasmariñas, Samuel Salva earn world title shots at ‘Rising Stars’ PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Rey Suerte came through in the clutch to lift Che’Lu Bar and Grill over McDavid, 109-99, in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSO Gym in Cubao.Suerte scored six of his team’s last eight points as the Revellers withstood a late fightback by McDavid.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Suerte finished with 26 points as Che’Lu improved to 3-1 in the Aspirants Group.Chris Dumapig added a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Robbie Manalang and Jessie Collado tallied 13 points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the other game, Marinerong Pilipino bounced back with a 91-72 rout of Trinity University of Asia.Santi Santillan led the Skippers with 29 points, 13 of which came in the third quarter where Marinero pulled away. Santillan also grabbed 10 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chartcenter_img MOST READ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Skippers climbed to 3-2 in the Foundation Group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Should I not be elevated to Senior Counsel?

first_imgDear Editor,Grateful if you could please publish this letter which is in response to the numerous enquiries made by friends and colleagues of mine who have been enquiring of me as to the reason why I was not appointed a Senior Counsel. I wish I could have responded to their concerns, but all I can do is put the facts of my professional practice to them through this medium and let them be the judge as to whether or not I ought to have been so elevated.I have been in active and continuous practice at the Bar for over 37 years. During the first seven years of my practice, I practiced exclusively at the Criminal Bar in both the Magistrates’ Courts and the Criminal Assizes. During that period I did trials in excess of 32 serious criminal (Indictable) matters. However, at this point in time, I only have records for 22 of those cases. Of those 22 cases, one was for simple larceny, one for rape and 20 were for murder. In each of those cases the accused was freed for the offence charged.I also did trials in at least 15 cases of causing death by dangerous driving. In all those cases the defendants were freed after their trials.From about the year 1986 to the present time I concentrated my practice exclusively in the Civil Law Jurisdiction in the High Court. I have established a very wide civil and commercial practice and in so doing, several written and oral presentations were made.For 35 years I had been the retained lawyer for the Georgetown City Council and I am currently the retained lawyer for Central Housing and Planning Authority for over 17 years.I also served as a Magistrate in 1982. My work as a Magistrate was highly commended by the then Chancellor Mr Victor E Crane, the then Chief Justice Mr Kenneth George, as well as the then Guyana Bar Association. This is what Chancellor Crane had to say of me as a Magistrate: “…it was a pleasure to have you adorn to Bench.” Said Chief Justice George: “Robert Ramcharran from all reports is possessed of the qualities which make for a worthy member of our profession. He has a great future.” The Bar Association, which then comprised men of the ilk of Messrs Ashton Chase SC, Robin Stoby SC, and the late David De Caires and Ayube Mc Doom, had this to say of my stint as a Magistrate: “Mr Robert Ramcharran off the Bench. We regret he could not continue. He did extremely well”.My professional expertise and professional integrity have never been called into question by any member of the Judiciary or by my colleagues. I am currently a member of the Legal Practitioners’ Committee. I was recently appointed by the Honourable President of Guyana, after being recommended by the Judicial Service Commission, to sit on a Tribunal to inquire into a complaint and to report and advise the President on whether a certain public official should be removed from a constitutional office.These are the facts. You be the judge as to whether you think I ought to have been elevated to the status of Senior Counsel or not.Sincerely,Robert RamcharranAttorney-at-lawlast_img read more

PSC wants more to be done for prison officers

first_img…says sense of fear lingering in business community…laments slow pace of prison reformsLast Sunday’s jailbreak and fire at the Camp Street Prison, which resulted in the death of one prison officer and at least six others being seriously injured, has given rise to the call for proper facilities to be put in place to protect prison wardens and other staffers.The private sector has long been a major benefactor to the local law enforcement bodies, lending support whenever needed, or just out of their goodwill. As such, when a team of State officials sat down on Friday to brief members of the Private Sector Commission about last Sunday’s events and ongoing efforts to contain the situation, concerns were raised about the general working conditions of prison officers.In addition to 33-year-old Prison Officer Odinga Wickham losing his life to several gunshot wounds to the chest, some of his colleagues were seriously injured from chop, stab, and gunshot wounds inflicted on them during the ordeal.And those prison wardens who managed to escape physical injury were left traumatised by having witnessed their colleagues and partners being injured. In fact, some of the female officers had been held hostage by the raging inmates, but were freed unharmed.Many of the officers had, for some time now, complained of being threatened by the inmates, and had even complained to high authorities; but nothing was ever done for their safety. In fact, asked about this at a recent press conference, prison authorities told media operatives that this was treated as rumour.Nevertheless, at Friday’s briefing, PSC Security Liaison, Gerry Gouveia, highlighted a few worrying issues that were brought to the fore following the incident at the Georgetown Prisons, one of which are the conditions under which the ranks are being made to work, given the risks they face.Gouveia, who also sat on the Guyana Prisons Service’s Sentence Management Board for some eight years, pointed out that prison officers put their lives on the line every day, and are in a ‘war zone’ where anything can happen in an instant, just like the danger police officers face.“But prison officers are actually on the bottom of the pecking order in our Joint Services; so the authorities need to look at the conditions they work in (and) their salaries. You can’t have 12 prison officers manning a prison with over a thousand inmates; it’s actually ludicrous… They are working long hours, they are (experiencing) fatigue, and they (cannot help becoming) complacent; so I believe the actual management and welfare and support system for prison officers and the work they do needs to be greatly enhanced,” Gouveia told this newspaper following Friday’s briefing session.He said that if Government fails to improve the working conditions of these officers, then not only Sunday’s, but last March’s incidents are bound to be repeated. He added, too, that a lot of resources are thrown into the system, but only after there are major incidents.The businessman posited that if those same resources are injected into bettering the working life for prison officers, then such incidents can be prevented.During Friday’s session, the authorities briefed the audience on the events of Sunday evening, and efforts that are being undertaken to contain the situation. They also fielded questions from the audience, which included representatives from the PSC, the various Chambers of Commerce across the country, the Manufacturing Associations, as well as civil society, among others.Sense of fearChairman of the PSC, Eddie Boyer, commended the security authorities for their response to Sunday’s incidents. He pointed out that such a briefing was necessary, since a sense of fear has been lingering within the business community and the public in general.According to the Private Sector Head, while business has generally been slow, last Sunday’s events have impacted business activities. He lamented the sloth in enforcing prison reforms and recommendations emanating from the Prison CoI that was done last year.“A lot of these things were not taken on board, so this was a situation waiting to happen,” he declared.Boyer outlined that it is imperative for Government to be providing regular updates on the situation as it unfolds, because the nation at large is keen and interested in knowing what is going on.“We want to be updated on all that’s happening; this is a national issue,” Boyer said, adding that Government officials have committed to providing daily updates.President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, related that the private sector has offered to help Government disseminate authentic information to the public. He explained that a lot of incorrect details have been circulating in regard to Sunday’s jailbreak, causing people to be riled up in fear.He said the PSC can help, and be a good surrogate to make sure that Government’s information is disseminated efficiently, and not only through the DPI’s “slothish fashion.”“It can come through the Private Sector Commission and its affiliates, to help with calming fear among the businesses and general public… We will assist them in whatever way we can, but we can only do so if we receive credible information,” Indar stated.last_img read more

Wenger tells Henry to quit Sky or say goodbye to Arsenal job

first_imgWenger, 66, feels his fellow Frenchman cannot work within the club during the week and then criticise their players at the weekend.Henry, who is seen as a possible future Arsenal manager, is known to be unhappy with the situation, which will lead to him having to continue his coaching requirements at another club rather than the one that has a statue of him outside their stadium.Henry, who is doing his Pro Licence coaching badge, had wanted to continue his role with Arsenal’s junior sides and had been offered a paid role of assistant manager with the Under 18s by academy head Andries Jonker.Henry has spent time with various age groups as part of his UEFA A licence qualifications, leaving Dutchman Jonker and other senior figures to regard Henry, the talisman of the 2004 Arsenal Invincibles side as an inspiring figure for the young Gunners. club’s record goalscorer, whose Sky deal is believed to be worth £4million a year, had offered to work for nothing for Arsenal with his proposed salary being shared among the other academy coaches.Wenger is in the hypocritical position of taking a busy TV role himself with beIN Sport throughout Euro 2016.It is understood the manager has had reservations about his former captain combining roles since Henry said on Sky in April 2015 that Arsenal would struggle to win the Premier League while Olivier Giroud was the first-choice striker.Wenger is forming a habit of falling out with club superstars. Patrick Vieira is still hurt by Wenger not offering him a coaching role when he retired in 2011 and is now being groomed to be the future boss of Manchester City.The hardline approach to Henry comes at a time when Wenger is under consideration for the England job, if the FA are prepared to wait one more season until the end of his current contract.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wenger has ruled that Henry can only have a coaching role with Arsenal’s academy if he devotes himself full-time and relinquishes his role as a pundit on Sky Sports.PHOTO/courtesy.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has delivered an extraordinary ultimatum to Thierry Henry, arguably the greatest player in the club’s history.Wenger has ruled that Henry can only have a coaching role with Arsenal’s academy if he devotes himself full-time and relinquishes his role as a pundit on Sky Sports.last_img read more