Walcott looking forward to facing Liverpool

first_imgIt will be the first Merseyside derby for Theo Walcott and he admitted that he is really looking forward to facing Liverpool as Everton will take on them at Goodison Park.The former England international managed to score three goals in his nine matches for the Toffees so far and he hopes that he will be able to help his team against their biggest rival in the upcoming derby match.The former Arsenal winger spoke about his expectations as he said, according to Liverpool Echo:“You might get drowned out – it’s been so loud at Goodison.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’ll be a very passionate game. I’ll be relaxed until I step off the coach and get into the dressing room.”“That’s when my game face is on. Up to this point, it doesn’t matter what has happened this season. This is the game and it’s my first derby here. I can’t wait.”“I never knew what it was going to be like having been at Arsenal for so long and coming to somewhere completely different, but the fans have taken to me and been so welcoming.”“I’m pleased with how passionate they are, it’s one reason why I came here because I feel like they’re competitive and want to improve.”last_img read more

Maybe Ill join Iniesta in China – Ramos

first_imgSergio Ramos has jokingly suggested that he might join Andres Iniesta in moving to China one day in the near futureThe Barcelona captain has recently announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season and is expected to confirm his move to the Chinese Super League in the upcoming weeks.Iniesta started in his final “El Clasico” match for Barcelona against rivals Real Madrid and received a warm applause by both sets of fans when he was later substituted in favour of Paulinho.Ramos, who at 32 years old is now approaching the twilight phase of his career, hinted that he would consider joining his Spanish international teammate at China at some point in the future.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Maybe Iniesta and I will meet in China in a few years!” said the Real captain, according to Goal.Despite the controversy that surrounded Real’s 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Sunday night, Ramos is more interested in their Champions League final against Liverpool later this month.“That’s why there is a referee, as they are the specialists,” said Ramos.“We played a good game. We would have liked to break their unbeaten run, but this was the right path for preparing the final in Kiev.”last_img read more

Mirabelli denied that Reina came to replace Donnarumma

first_imgAC Milan signed Pepe Reina from Napoli as a free player as his contract with the Partenopei is about to expire after the end of this season – but he isn’t coming as a replacement of Gianluigi Donnarumma.After the Spaniard had been signed, the speculations about the departure of the young keeper started to spread around – but sporting director Mirabelli denied that there is anything true about it.Mirabelli spoke about Donnarumma’s situation as he said, according to acmilan.theoffside.com:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We had the opportunity to get him for free – and we think it was useful strategically. We’ll have a lot of competition, Reina can help us off the pitch, in addition to his contribution on it. We need people with experience and he’s one of those.””I already told your other colleagues [in the media] that it’s not just down to Donnarumma, it involves everyone. A player has to come to us and tell us he doesn’t want to stay. That’s not the case with Donnarumma.”last_img read more

Bjarnason decides to stay in Villa despite being in Championship

first_imgOne of Iceland’s main midfielder for their World Cup campaign, Birkir Bjarnasson, decides to stay in his current club although that means he will still play in Championship again next season.This 30-year old Icelander was the unused substitute for the promotion play off final match at Wembley since the manager, Steve Bruce, chose Mile Jedinak instead of him. However, according to Express and Star, he is still content at Villa Park. “This was hugely frustrating; it was especially frustrating not to play and try to do something about it,Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“I’m not happy at all, but it went as it went. I have two years left of my contract at Villa and am very happy there. I’m happy with the club.”Aston Villa has already lost John Terry so far and probably Mile Jedinak soon since his future is also doubtful. This could be an opportunity for Bjarnason, who scored 3 goals and 2 assists last season, to seal a regular spot in the team next season.last_img read more

Jorginho desperate for opportunity of a lifetime move to Man City

first_imgThe agent of Jorginho has revealed that his client is desperate to complete what they believe is an “opportunity of a lifetime” move to Manchester City this summerPep Guardiola has identified the Italian midfielder as his top target for this summer’s transfer window.However, City have been unable to agree on a deal with Napoli after the Serie A giants rejected their £44m bid.The Light Blues value Jorginho at £60m, which is something that City are reluctant to match and they are now threatening to abandon their attempt at signing the 26-year-old in favour of pursuing moves for Jean Seri and Mateo Kovacic.But Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos,  remains hopeful that a deal can be made.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We are talking about a guy whom Manchester City represents the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Santos, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.“He wouldn’t be sad if he stayed in Naples. Indeed, he’s happy and well in Naples.“He would be unhappy, eventually, though because he would lose a great opportunity like Manchester City.“My feelings about the deal? Anything can happen. It’s still all open.”City are currently beginning their preparations for next season where they hope to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to successfully retain their Premier League crown.last_img read more

Joachim Low believes Germany will win the WC again

first_imgThe national team manager believes he has already detected the mistakes his squad committed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup editionThe 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is seen as the worst tournament Germany has ever participated in.The national team failed to advance from its group and ended up at the bottom of the block.But for manager Joachim Low, he has four years to work on what can lead Germany to be world champions again.“This time we missed a little bit with our emotions, our fire – some players were not at their top level,” Low told the BBC World Football Show.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“It was a shock. We have to learn from that and accept that.”“We are re-motivated. We were four years at the top level, we won the World Cup in 2014 and the Confederations Cup in 2017. If you want to win the World Cup again, everything has to be perfect,” he added.“We have to accept our results but we’re looking forward. We know we have a good team of motivated players. We will come back again.”“It’s always a challenge in Germany, everyone expects you to win a tournament. But we had a very good last 10 or 12 years. This time it was bad but we are sure we will be better in the future,” Low said.“[German FA director] Oliver Bierhoff and I met immediately after the World Cup. For 14 years we were responsible for the team and for the organization in this federation.”last_img read more

Babbel I fear for Kovacs future at Bayern Munich

first_imgFormer Bayern Munich defender Markus Babbel fears that the internal pressure that coach Niko Kovac has from the club board could lead to an early end of his reign in chargeThe pressure is mounting on the Croatian with Bayern currently on a four-game winless run in all competitions.Last time out the Bundesliga champions suffered a shock 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach and are now sixth in the league table and four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.Bayern president Uli Hoeness has already announced that he will defend Kovac to the end.But Babbel knows first-hand how big the pressure of getting Bayern back on track will be for Kovac.“The problem is if you work in a club like Bayern, not only the press will put pressure but within the club too,” Babbel told SportsMax. “I know from my time there. Nothing changed.“Players can go to Hoeness or Rummenigge. Then you as a coach you have no chance because they’re crying here and there. This is the biggest problem. You have two big men in the office. If they don’t support you, you have no chance.”“For me, it is not normal. You can’t start with seven wins then play a draw against Augsburg,” Babbel said. “They had chances to win the match but Manuel Neuer made a mistake. From there, everything has gone the wrong way.“It’s very strange. I don’t know what’s happened. I know the coach is good, the players are good. If they are fine together, they will bounce back and win games.”Harte Arbeit und gute Laune zum Wochenstart bei @R13_official und Leon #Goretzka! ☀💪 #packmas #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/GZm21lyKg9Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) October 15, 2018Babbel, who now manages Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers after retiring in 2007 from playing football, questioned the motivation levels of the Bayern squad.“Problems not only at Bayern but Manchester United. Players aren’t recognising who they are playing for anymore,” said Babbel.“The privilege to play for a club like this. How much money they earn. They’re not performing and giving everything. They’re not top professionals.”He added: “From the outside, maybe the team is a bit too old. They’ve been playing together for a long time. I watched them last season live and they didn’t look hungry anymore… Too many players at Munich have stayed for too long.“There’s not much fresh air in the team. It’s always the same. Maybe this is one of the reasons things aren’t working.”Babbel won nine trophies in total at Bayern, which included three Bundesliga titles and the UEFA Cup in 1996 before leaving for Liverpool in 2000.last_img read more

Buffon PSG must not underestimate Napoli

first_imgParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon expects a stern challenge from Napoli in next week’s Champions League gameThe Ligue 1 champions will travel to Naples for Tuesday night’s Group C showdown.Currently, PSG lies only third in the group table at the halfway stage with Napoli a further point ahead in second.Therefore, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel announced that he will reinstate Buffon in goal ahead of their key clash.It will mark the first time Buffon’s returned to his native Italy since his summer departure from Juventus.“It will be a delicate match against a very high-level opponent,” Buffon told Sky, via Football-Italia.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“The arrival of [Carlo] Ancelotti means this team now has a certain awareness that it’s not certain they would have had before.”The 40-year-old keeper is still reeling from last season’s sending off in the Champions League.Referee Michael Olivier handed Buffon a straight red card after strongly protesting his decision to award Real Madrid a late penalty in Juventus’ semi-final defeat.“I suffered,” Buffon admits.“I watched on TV in the dressing room, not being able to participate makes me suffer.”last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri thinks he needs more time to make Chelsea top

first_imgOn the eve of the Premier League derby at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City, Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri asked for patience after his team suffered two defeats in their last three Premier League outingsAfter an outstanding start of the season, the Blues have struggled to maintain the impressive performance in the past few weeks, having failed to secure all three points in three out of their previous four league clashes.After running unbeaten in 18 games across all competitions, the London outfit has suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium. What’s more, they allowed the returnees, Wolverhampton Wanderers, to come back from a goal down and clinch a 2-1 victory last midweek.However, former Napoli manager believes he needs to get some time to help his side return to the top of the Premier League.“What happens if Guardiola had no time in City? Maybe the best team in the world (would not have been) City in the last year,” he told Evening Standard.“My problem is to improve my players, to solve the situation, to solve problems, to try to gain a lot of points.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Then there is the club that will decide what is better for them.“For him (Guardiola), it’s impossible to improve 20 players in the first season.“He told me, in the first season, you have to work only on 14, 15 players otherwise you are in trouble.“You need a season just to understand the real situation here (in England).”With Chelsea expected to take on the Citizens on Saturday’s afternoon, Maurizio Sarri is poised to take Guardiola’s scalp as his team trails the unbeaten Premier League leaders by ten points.last_img read more

Didier Drogba reveals role in Kante joining Chelsea

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed the role he played in the club signing N’Golo Kante.The Chelsea legend has revealed he encouraged the Blues to make a move for Kante after he helped Leicester City to their fairytale Premier League title triumph in 2016.“I’m very proud of him,’ said Drogba, according to Daily Mail. “I’m glad he chose Chelsea and the club listened to my advice, that they chose him. I’m glad I did not make a mistake.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I told them that we should not miss him. When? I told them when he started at Leicester.”Kante has also established himself as an integral member of the French national team, helping the team achieve World Cup glory in 2018 in Russia.Drogba enjoyed two separate spells at Stamford Bridge, firstly between 2004 and 2012 and then in 2014-2015, helping the club secure their only UEFA Champions League triumph in 2012.last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers expects Odsonne Edouard return next week

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he expects Odsonne Edouard to return to full fitness next week.The young French striker suffered a tight abductor injury against Motherwell on Wednesday and he’s expected to miss Celtic’s game against Dundee United this weekend.After Dundee’s visit to the Parkhead Stadium on Saturday, the Scottish Premiership champions travel to face Aberdeen on December 26 then Old Firm rivals, Rangers on 29 December.With Leigh Griffiths currently out of the team due to personal reasons, Edouard is the only recognized striker available at the club.Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.Another option is Mikey Johnston, who came on Edouard on Wednesday night and scored his Celtic goal as Brendan Rodgers’ side returned to the top of the Scottish League.Meanwhile, midfielder Ryan Christie is available for selection once again after an ankle injury and the Scotland international can also play as a center-forward.The trio Kieran Tierney, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig are also expected to miss out against Dundee but the defensive duo of Boyata and Lustig should be fit for one of the two remaining games coming up before the end of the year, according to BBC.last_img read more

Cristianos arrival has helped Juve – Szczesny

first_imgJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer has increased the team’s attacking threat.Since joining Juventus in the summer, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances, helping the Bianconeri top the Serie A table with seven points after 17 matches.Szczesny believes that Juve only have to focus on being solid at the back since they have a player like Ronaldo up front.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I think Cristiano’s arrival has helped the team understand that if we do our job at the back, then something will happen up front,” Szczesny told Football Italia after their narrow 1-0 win against AS Roma.“We’ve got forwards like Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala who we know will create something. Therefore, if we remain solid at the back and don’t concede, we usually emerge with three points.“After all, victory means scoring one more goal than the opposition, so 1-0 is worth the same as winning 7-0. It’s true we have a lot of 1-0 wins, but in my view, that is the perfect football result. I’m a goalkeeper, so I’m happy if we don’t concede!”last_img read more

Region of The Americas become first to eliminate Measles

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWashington DC, U.S.A, September 27, 2016 – The Region of the Americas has successfully eliminated Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome.  The announcement was made, September 27th, 2016 at the World Health Organization for the Americas’ 55th annual Directing Council in Washington DC.   It is the first region to have eradicated small pox, the first region to have eliminated poliomyelitis and now it is the first region to have eliminated Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS).The process began within the Americas in 2007 where countries were urged and agreed to work towards the elimination of Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS).   Measles and Rubella are highly infectious diseases which affect the respiratory system; CRS can be contracted by infants born to mothers who have not received the rubella vaccine.  The last reported case of Rubella within the Americas was in 2009, this allowed the International Expert Committee (IEC) to validate the region as having eliminated Rubella and CRS in 2015.  Measles was scheduled to be a part of this validation, but because of the outbreaks in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Ecuador during the period in which the region was to be validated, the verification was withheld.Elimination means that a region would have had to interrupt endemic transmission of Measles over a period of time.  Simply put, all the countries in the Americas would have needed to have zero cases of Measles, Rubella and CRS contracted within any of the countries for a period of time.  The last outbreak of Measles in the region was in 2015 in Brazil as a result of an imported case from another region.“Today we say bye-bye to indigenous transmission of Measles.  We celebrate this historic day in which the scourge has been eliminated,” said Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Premier Dr. The Hon. Rufus Ewing stated;  “The Turks and Caicos Islands is elated to be a part of this great success.  The country has always boasted of its high coverage in Measles and Rubella vaccination over the years, due to the hard work and dedication of our public health staff and public health policies over the years.  We will continue to work to maintain a high coverage in all vaccines and to go even higher.”Elimination does not mean eradication and so the work must continue to ensure that we keep the TCI Measles, Rubella and CRS free.   In attendance at the 55th Directing Council and also the conference on Medical Health Tourism is the Hon. Premier and Minister of Health Dr. Rufus Ewing, Permanent Secretary Mr. Wesley Clerveaux along with other members of staff from the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services and the office of the Premier. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Update Kevino Smith Investigation Females arrested

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – As part of continued investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of Kevino Smith, today (Monday 6th February 2017), three females aged 19, 28 and 53 residents of Grand Turk have been re-arrested on suspicion of attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice. They remain in custody while the investigations are on ongoing.On Friday 6th March 2015, Kevino Smith was reported missing by his parents. Following the report, a police investigation was launched. As a result of extensive searches by the police and members of the community, his body was later found in the Breezy Brae area on Thursday 16th April 2015.Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s murder, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Obie Wilchcome Bids Farewell To Perry Christie

first_img#magneticmedianews#obiesaysgoodbyetochristie Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #obiesaysgoodbyetochristie Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19, 2017 – Nassau – Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe expressed his shock at the PLP’s loss in the General Election while bidding farewell to Party Leader Perry Christie after 20 years as the PLP’s leader.“Many are still trying to figure out why the thousands of Bahamians did not vote, why many stayed home and how change could come when the people did not indicate that they truly wanted the change”, he said.In acknowledging all of Christie’s accomplishments and goodwill, Obie also made mention of those that have betrayed the Former Prime Minister, over the years.“Many of us say thank you for opening the doors for so many because there are those that even criticized you, who you opened doors for. Those who’ve said things about you who you gave opportunities to. and those who you in fact, gave second chances to, who turned their backs on you. But I’m reminded that you can only be back-stabbed by a friend.”, he stated.He continue, promising party supporters that the PLP will rebuild and do their best to win the next election.“We will rebuild with our deputy leader, we’ll rebuild with our chairman, we will rebuild with all in this organization because you have told us “Never give in, never give up, never retreat.” So, Mr. Leader, we will win the next one but we will win this one for you, Mr. Leader.”Obie Wilchcombe revealed that he will run for chairman of the PLP at the party’s next convention as Bradley Roberts will not seek re-election to that post.last_img read more

Garvey to be Cleared of All Criminal Charges

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August, 22, 2017 – Montego Bay – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon.  Olivia Grange, says the Government is moving to clear National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, of all criminal charges that were laid against him in Jamaica.Addressing a civic ceremony to commemorate the 130th birthday of Jamaica’s first National Hero, held at Lawrence Park, St. Ann, on August 17, the Minister said a Bill is being finalised that is aimed at absolving a number of iconic Jamaicans, including Mr. Garvey, of what she described as “acts of liberation”.    The Bill will be presented to Parliament.“We continue to argue that Garvey’s actions were not criminal, but were acts of liberation with moral justification.   The Bill should be brought to the House in October to absolve National Heroes, including Garvey, and other freedom fighters of criminal liabilities arising from their acts of liberation and connected matters.   By including Garvey in this Bill, we are moving to ensure that his record will be totally cleared,” the Minister said.Ms. Grange said despite several failed attempts to get Marcus Garvey’s name cleared of criminal charges in the United States, the Government remains unrelenting in efforts to achieve that goal.“As a country, we have done a number of things to honour this great son of Jamaica and to remove the blots against his name… .  We cannot give up this fight to clear his name,” the Minister emphasised.Meanwhile, Ms. Grange said in bad and good times, Jamaicans can take courage from the work of the National Hero as well as the statue which stands tall in Lawrence Park, St. Ann’s Bay.“Garvey’s statue looms large, and is a reminder of his influence on the world stage, a reminder of his determination, not just to uplift black people but to help us understand our innate power.   In true Jamaican style, Garvey showed that nothing is impossible, despite opposition,” the Minister added.She praised Marcus Garvey for the role he played in influencing world leaders and power brokers to stop and take a look, not only at him and his work but at Jamaica, the country of his birth.The Minister said that the government of Namibia has advised the Jamaican Government that the main street in that country’s capital, Windhoek, will be renamed in honour of Marcus Garvey, with the ceremony set for later this year.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Kevin Harris Takes Over As New BIS Chief

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 10, 2018 – Nassau – Veteran radio broadcaster, Talk Show host and media and public relations executive, Mr. Kevin Harris, has been appointed Director General of Bahamas Information Services.  Mr. Harris’ appointment took effect January 1, 2018.  He succeeds Mr. Luther Smith who served in the post for the past three-and-a-half years.A 20-year veteran in the broadcast and media industry, Mr. Harris has worked as a radio personality for a number of radio stations including 100 Jamz, 101.9 Joy FM, Spirit Gospel 92.5FM and Guardian Radio 96.9FM.  He also served as a radio talk show host and producer for the highly popular and nationally aired radio program “State of Affairs with Kevin Harris.”Mr. Harris also has over 25 years’ experience as an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Consultant. He served as the very first Marketing Executive for British American Bank and Western Union in the Bahamas from 1996 to 1998.Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, who has responsibility for Bahamas Information Services and the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, welcomed Mr. Harris’ appointment while thanking Mr. Smith for his work done during his tenure.“As Bahamas Information Services works towards ensuring positive growth and development in its field, we are confident that the appointment of Mr. Harris will indeed take us in the right direction,” Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe said.“Furthermore, we are grateful for the job Mr. Luther Smith has done in the last three-plus years and wish him well in all of his endeavours.  Amidst an ever-changing environment in the information and communications sector, Mr. Harris’ skills to lead the organization having served in the area of media for so many years, will undoubtedly work to our benefit.“BIS will witness a dynamic transformation as Mr. Harris and his executive team chart the way forward utilizing both technology and human resources to ensure that vital information pertaining to the government and governance of our country is widely disseminated with relevance, accuracy and speed as demanded by our citizenry and indeed those of the world,” Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe added.Born in Nassau in 1970, Mr. Harris attended Columbus Primary School, C.H. Reeves Junior High School and the Government High School from which he graduated in 1997.   An ordained minister of the Gospel, Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Christian Life School of Theology.Widely known in gospel and entertainment industries as “Minister K,” Mr. Harris is the Founder and President of the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards, which is now considered the world’s premier music awards for Bahamian and Caribbean Gospel Music.  The Marlin Awards celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year.Mr. Harris also served as the local entertainment coordinator for the historic taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island in 1999, and as the local coordinator for the Bahamas segment of the world tour for late civil rights activist Rosa Parks.Mr. Harris is married to Quetell Harris (nee McPhee), and is the father of three children.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Pochettino expects his side to beat PSV

first_imgTottenham have had a very slow start to the season in the Champions League as they were beaten away from home by Inter and at home by Barcelona – now, they have to win over PSV to remain in the fight for the knockout stage places.The former Southampton coach spoke about his expectations ahead of the important game as he said, according to 101 Great Goals: “If we are not capable of winning this type of game we cannot win the title.“We need more. I think we are so competitive over the last four-and-a-half-years, but to win a title is the last step, to push the team and the club.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I think it’s so important the Champions League game against Eindhoven if we want to be alive in the competition. It’s a must-win game.”“Four-and-a-half-years ago when they offered me the Tottenham job the idea was to build a team for the Champions League in the moment we arrive in the new stadium.”“This is our third Champions League in a row, one at White Hart Lane, three times at Wembley. We are ahead of the project. We are miles ahead.”last_img read more

Former Barcelona president tells how the team lost Ronaldo

first_imgThe Brazilian footballer spent only one season with the Spanish La Liga team before moving to Internazionale MilanRonaldo Nazario de Lima played for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona in the 1996-1997 season.While there, he scored 34 goals in 37 matches.And many fans thought he would stay for many years with the Blaugrana.But in an interview with Goal, former Barca president Joan Gaspart revealed how the Brazilian went to the Italian Lega Serie A.“Ronaldo wanted to stay at Barcelona, he was happy and his wish was to renew,” Gaspart said.“We had even typed out the contract in front of the player himself and his two agents.”Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“It was three in the afternoon and we justifiably decided to go out to eat and celebrate Ronaldo’s renewal, and then return to the office and sign the agreement we had reached,” he added.“That was a mistake because if we had not gone out to eat and had signed at the same time we reached the agreement, Ronaldo would have stayed at Barcelona.”“One of his agents went off for half an hour to take a phone call,” he commented.“At that time we did not pay much attention to the agent’s absence. When he came back he apologized, had some coffee and toasted before going to the office to sign the contract.”“From the first moment we got to the president [Josep] Nunez’s office, the agents began to put obstacles up, they told Ronaldo to go home and that they would call him to sign. I asked them if they did not want to sign,” Gaspart explained.“They insisted they did but what they wanted was to renegotiate almost the entire contract, increasing the financial terms. They were trying to destroy the talks.”last_img read more

Guardiola Sane is the best winger in the world

first_imgPep Guardiola has declared Leroy Sane as the world’s best winger ahead of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup final with Chelsea on Sunday.The Germany international came off the bench on Wednesday to equalise for City against former club Schalke 04 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash by scoring a superb free-kick from 30 yards out.Sane’s goal helped inspire 10-man City to a 3-2 comeback victory on the night and he will now be eyeing a starting spot at Wembley this weekend as the Citizens chase a second successive Carabao Cup.But opportunities at the Etihad Stadium have been a little harder to come by this season for Sane due to Bernardo Silva’s adeptness down the right wing and Raheem Sterling’s fine form.However, Guardiola holds Sane in very high regard and will not contemplate moving him down the middle.“Playing in the middle he can do it,” said Guardiola on the club website.“But I think he’s better out wide.“I’m not saying he can’t (play in middle) but at the moment we have better players to do that job.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But Leroy is best playing in the world out wide. I’d prefer to use him where he is strongest, he’s an incredible player.”The former Barcelona coach is well aware of the importance that this weekend’s cup final can have on his City team and is wary of a possible revenge-seeking Chelsea, who they thrashed 6-0 in the league on February 10.“It was really important [to win the Carabao Cup],” revealed Guardiola.“In the Premier League, we were flying in that period but in the days before, we went out of the FA Cup at Wigan.“It is not the most important title but we are here, playing at Wembley – a magical stadium, against a top side in Chelsea.“In the moment, I was so happy but today, I wish we hadn’t beaten them 6-0!“I don’t like to play one team in a short period of time, after you’ve beaten them. They are professional players and they will go extra.”The Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and City will take place at Wembley on Sunday with kick-off set for 5:30 PM (CET).GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 20: Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more