WEST HAM EXCLUSIVE! Karren Brady offers no assurances over Sam Allardyce’s future

first_imgWest Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady claims the club will hold discussions with manager Sam Allardyce – but has offered no assurances the Hammers chief will still be at the club next season.The 60-year-old’s contract at the east London club expires in the summer and, so far, talks have yet to begin about a new deal.Sunderland are believed to be eyeing Allardyce and Brady, while confirming the club will start a dialogue with the ex-Bolton man at the end of the campaign, has suggested his future at Upton Park is far from certain.“Sam Allardyce is a good manager,” she told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He will always have our respect and whatever happens with West Ham, his future is bright.“He’s a good manager, but he has to make sure he’s happy at West Ham. We have to sit down and calculate what we do privately, and respectfully, with him.“We have the same plan this year as we’ve had every other time his contract has run out. We’ll sit down at the end of the season, discuss the season that’s gone past and decide how to go forward.“Everything comes into the decision, not least of all how fans are feeling. There have been times when the supporters have been on his back and he has found that time very difficult to deal with.”last_img read more

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McGUINNESS BLASTS DONEGAL GAA OVER ALL IRELAND HOLIDAY FUND

first_imgFormer Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has launched an astonishing attack on the county board revealing that himself and several key players have still not received a team holiday they were promised.Jim McGuinnessThe All-Ireland winning manager blasts the county executive saying Croke Park gave them €80,000 for a team holiday but some have not received a cent from it.The players and management include McGuinness himself, mentor Damien Diver, player Paddy McGrath and team doctor Charlie McManus didn’t travel to Dubai. The Glenties man says the county board now need to reimburse these people with vouchers for the loyalty they have shown to their county.McGuinness speaks out in his column in today’s Irish Times saying he would prefer not to wash dirty linen in public but says he feels he now has now choice.The following are his words from today’s Irish Times.“But now that we have reached the end of the year, my mind is turning to a grievance that I have been carrying with me in the months since I stepped down as Donegal manager. It is a local rather than a national issue but I feel it is relevant to the respect with which players and backroom staff should be treated and it revolves around a subject which has been a source of contention in many counties: the team holiday. “In Donegal, seven of last year’s squad who were, for various reasons, unable to travel on the official holiday to Dubai, have yet to receive any sort of holiday voucher from the Donegal county board. As it happens, I am one of the seven. But I wouldn’t be addressing this if this concerned just me.“These people have put their lives on hold for their county and their beliefs. Paddy McGrath has played in an All-Ireland final and yet he can’t go on holiday because he took all his time off so he could attend training weekends? I feel that is just wrong.“John Duffy was a selector on the team. We played Antrim in the championship and I noticed he wasn’t in the dressing room afterwards. I asked where he was and I was told he had to race home because his son Oisin was making his first communion. He never said a thing about it: he just turned up for the match. I think that is what people mean when they talk about ‘sacrifice’. John is a former county player and he gave his time all year. As it turned out, he wasn’t able to go on the holiday because of other work commitments. Damien Diver, another brilliant Donegal player and selector, couldn’t travel. I couldn’t travel. Charlie McManus, the team doctor, couldn’t travel.“The official word from the Donegal county board was that if people couldn’t travel on the team holiday, then that was it. But the information I obtained from Croke Park is that if you couldn’t attend a team holiday, then you are entitled to a voucher for whatever the holiday was worth.“The county board suggested that there was an implication with revenue; that would be true if you got the benefit-in-kind but if you received an actual holiday voucher, then it is just that – an opportunity for people to take the holiday they were entitled to. “I have had several conversations with people in Croke Park about this and there is no implication with the Revenue or anything else. A total of €80,000 was handed over by Croke Park for the holiday fund, and if the non-travelling parties receive a voucher then there is no implication. Those I spoke to within the GAA were sympathetic to what was said.“They said that the people unable to travel were entitled to a holiday. I have stayed silent about this because I didn’t want it to impact on Donegal’s preparations for the championship or on the new management team. But now the year is over I feel it is my duty to come out and speak about it. I feel that all of these people put their lives on hold to improve Donegal football and they weren’t in a position to enjoy what is a fairly modest gesture of thanks at the end of it. This is an amateur organisation but these boys lost out because they had to make up on their work as they took so much time off to devote to Donegal football.“Something is not adding up. I feel very bad personally because I feel these people gave a lot when I was in charge. And this is something that they were entitled to get. There should be no questions asked. They certainly shouldn’t have to plead for it. John has written an article about the issue and there have been various reports about it but it is all sort of brushed under the carpet. It is as if the county board wanted it to go away. Nothing has come out of it. So I feel it is my duty to the boys to make sure that they are given fair treatment.“There is this old thing about Donegal washing dirty linen in public. I am doing that now because there is no other option. We have been months trying to sort this out and have established that those who run our games are in favour of the boys receiving a holiday voucher but it still hasn’t been sorted out some 10 months later. “It isn’t about the holiday as much as respect. This is such a small thing but it shouldn’t be an issue. People should be tripping over themselves to make sure the boys get some little bit of thanks for all of the untold hours they put in.“We created whatever we created around the idea that we are all in this together. And so this feels like a postponed duty of my former role as Donegal manager: to do the best that I can for the group that I was in charge of. And I had to wait almost a year to do it because I couldn’t intrude on the preparation of the boys this year. That would have been unfair. But now we are reaching the stage of the year where the two All-Ireland teams will be planning for holidays and All-Star tours will be coming around and it seems wrong to me that my own county hasn’t responded to a plea for fairness from people who have given so much. It feels as if they were punished. Or sacrificed.”McGUINNESS BLASTS DONEGAL GAA OVER ALL IRELAND HOLIDAY FUND was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalholidayJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

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Nominations open for National Honours

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NationalHonoursnominations Deadline today for National Honours nominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Nominations are now open for the third annual TCI National Honours and Awards Program. The public has been invited by the National Honours and Awards Committee to submit nominees for five classifications of awards including The Order of National Hero and The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands.The program recognizes outstanding citizens who have made exemplary contributions to the country’s development. Nomination forms are available at the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk and Providenciales, District Commissioners Office in North Caicos, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay and can be downloaded from the Government website , gov.tc Deadline for submissions is June 30th.Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#NationalHonoursnominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Students of Sweetings Cay All Age School Paid Courtesy Call on the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31, 2017 – Nassau –  Students and teachers of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson).  #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchool#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral Related Items:#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral, #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchoollast_img read more

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2013 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced

first_imgThe FOLIO: team, along with its panel of 300+ judges, has narrowed the more than 2,300 entries received this year to a list of roughly 500 finalists. The annual awards program—spanning all corners of the magazine publishing industry—recognizes the very best in editorial and design. It’s the largest and most inclusive awards program of its kind in the industry.From The Rotarian to Scholastic; from SourceMedia to Huffington Post to Spafax: all the best is represented. More on this topic Folio: Announces Finalists in 2013 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Folio: Announces 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Finalists 2012 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced FOLIO: has announced the 2008 Eddie and Ozzie Awards finalists 2011 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists Announced 2010 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Finalists AnnouncedJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by See the list of finalists here.The winners and honorable mentions of the coveted FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards will be celebrated at a breakfast event on December 5, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register for the Eddie & Ozzie Awards Breakfast, click here.last_img read more

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SpiderMan Far From Home sets off fireworks at the box office

first_img Comment More Spider-Man news Spider-Man: Far From Home a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue Spider-Man: Far From Home early reactions — ‘Perfect Endgame epilogue’ Spider-Man: Far From Home — Our biggest WTF questions Sphero Spider-Man Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Tags The film set an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures, plus the best six-day opening for any Spider-Man film.It also earned $395 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $580 million.The film shot off some fireworks on Independence Day, earning $25.2 million, the second-highest July 4 gross ever, and nabbing the best six-day opening for a film opening over the Fourth of July holiday.Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker in the film, which sees Parker and his high school class taking a trip to Europe. But naturally, there’s no vacation when you’re Spider-Man, and it’s soon time for some web-slinging. CNET’s review calls it, “a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue.” 32 Photoscenter_img Marvel Sony Share your voice 1 Zendaya and Tom Holland star in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jojo Whilden/Sony Pictures It was a good July 4 week for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Far From Home opened on July 2 and so far has earned $185 million domestically. That’s a super-powered opening considering Sony reportedly had expected only $125 million. Sony co-produced the film along with Marvel Studios. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Kesari box office collection day 3 Akshay Kumars movie crosses first milestone

first_imgKesari box office collectionTwitterKesari starring Akshay Kumar witnessed a growth in its box office collection on Saturday, and conveniently crossed Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic market by the end of its day 3.Kesari has had a brilliant start with a collection of Rs 21.06 crore on its opening day, despite being affected by the festival of Holi. Its earning suffered a fall on its second day for obvious reasons as it collected Rs 16.70 crore on Friday.However, the movie bounced back as the weekend started. Kesari witnessed a good occupancy in the theatres from morning shows, but the footfalls increased manifold towards the evening.With a screen count of 3,600 across India, the war film pulled huge audience on its day 3, and managed to collect Rs 18.75 crore on Saturday, taking its total 3 days collection to over Rs 50 crore at the Indian box office.”#Kesari shows an upward trend on Day 3 [Sat]… Metros pick up, mass circuits good… Big Day 4 [Sun] on the cards… Eyes ₹ 80 cr [+/-] *extended* weekend… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr, Sat 18.75 cr. Total: ₹ 56.51 cr. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Directed by Omung Kumar, Kesari is likely to completely dominate the commercial circuits in coming days as there was no other major release this Friday. Based on the historic battle of Saragarhi, Kesari is being widely appreciated by the audience.After positive reviews from the critics, Kesari is being appreciated by the audience. It has already become the highest opening day grossing Bollywood movie of 2019 so far, beating Gully Boy. Considering its pace, Kesari is likely to make many other box office records in coming days.last_img read more

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Housingcom Appoints COO Rishabh Gupta as Interim CEO After Ousting Controversial Rahul

first_imgA week after firing its former CEO and co-founder Rahul Yadav, real estate services portal Housing.com has appointed its current chief operating officer Rishabh Gupta as the interim chief executive officer of the company.In an email addressed to the company’s employees, Jonathan Bullock, a representative Softbank, the largest stake holder in the portal, told that “his appointment is effective immediately.” “We believe and expect that his principled leadership, tenacity, and determination will position us well,” Bullock said in the email on Thursday, accessed by The Economic Times.The company has also included Gupta, investor Haresh Chawla, and chief technical officer Abhishek Anand into its operating committee.”These changes are both timely and necessary,” said Bullock. The Japanese firm has a 32 percent stake in the portal.Gupta, a former employee of domestic e-commerce firm Flipkart, had managed the company effectively during the controversies faced by Housing.com in the past few months.Rahul Yadav, a final-year dropout from IIT-Bombay, had created controversy over the past few months. The 26-year-old had initially quit the real estate start-up in May, criticising its board members in his resignation letter. Later, he withdrew his resignation and apologised to the board.He had 4.57% stake in the company valued between ₹150 crore and ₹200 crore, which he gave away to 2,251 Housing.com employees in May.Founded in 2012, the valuation of Housing.com stood at ₹1,500 crore ($250 million) during its last round of funding, which saw investment of $90 million from SoftBank in November last year. The real estate services start-up has raised about $140 million in four rounds of funding.last_img read more

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Drive at Kushtia militant den ends

first_imgPolice carrying out a drive on a suspected militant den in Kushtia. Photo: Hassan Mahmud Law enforcers concluded their operation, ‘Trepid Punch’, at an alleged militant den in Banonpara of Kushtia’s Bheramara upazila headquarters on Saturday night, nearly 22 hours after they cordoned it off, reports UNB.Additional deputy commissioner of Khulna range Habibur Rahman officially announced the conclusion of the operation at a press briefing around 10:00pm.The bomb disposal unit recovered an explosive device weighing around 10 kilograms, said Habibur adding they heard the sound of explosion four times during the drive.Meanwhile, police arrested house owner Masud’s wife Nasima Begum for interrogation, said officer-in-charge of Bheramara police station Nur Hossain Khandaker.Wishing anonymity, an official of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) said they had secrete information that a group of militants rented the house at Bheramara upazila and was preparing to carry out subversive acts.Earlier, CTTC unit started the drive around 5:30pm after a bomb disposal team reached the spot.Before starting the operation, local administration imposed section 144 in and around the area, said Bheramara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mizanur Rahman.Earlier, police arrested three alleged female militants along with suicidal vests and two children from the den.The three militants are Tithi, wife of Neo-JMB Ameer Ayub Ali alias Sajib alias Bachchu and Sumaiya, wife of second-in-command of Neo-JMB and Tolley Ara, wife of JMB member Arman Ali and Tithi’s five-month daughter Afia Hasan and Sumaiya dauther Nova, 6.Tithi and Sumaiya hail from Natore while Trolleyara from Thakur-Daulatpur of Bheramara in Kushtia, said SM Mehdi Hasan, superintendent of Kushtia Police.Arman and Tolley rented the house identifying themselves as married couple, police said.The SP said a joint team of police, Rapid Action Battalion, and Detective Branch (DB) cordoned off a house, owned by Masud and adjacent to Taltola Mosque, around 12:00am suspecting the house to be a militant den.Later, a CTTC unit from Dhaka reached the spot around 3:00am.When the joint team moved towards the house, a female militant, wearing a suicidal vest, tried to attack them.However, the unit managed to detain the woman before the vest went off, said the SP.Later, two other women along with two children went out of the house and surrendered to the law enforcers.last_img read more

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