Brentford take ex-Newcastle winger El-Mhanni on trial

first_imgFormer Newcastle winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is training with Brentford as they weigh up a move late in the transfer window.The 22-year-old lined up for the Bees in a friendly win over Bournemouth on Tuesday and is hoping to impress for the Championship outfit as he looks to earn a contract.Football League clubs have until Friday to sign unattached players, and with free agent El-Mhanni having grown up close to Griffin Park he remains hopeful of securing a move closer to his boyhood home. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle released the wideman after he filed a grievance against Peter Beardsley, the Magpies’ Under-23 coach, though the club did rule in the player’s favour via an independent panel after complaints of unfair treatment after complaints of racism and bullying.Goal understands Leeds United, Heerenveen, Amiens and Saint-Etienne also remain keen on El-Mhanni, whose impressive displays in non-league football for Farnborough and Lewes earned him a move to the big time..El-Mhanni played twice for Newcastle in his spell at the club and previously had trials at Chelsea, West Brom and Queen’s Park Rangers before signing up on Tyneside.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos makes the grade fiscally set to get 16 million

first_img Recommended for you TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:European Union Development Fund, Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 May 2015 – The outstanding accolades keep on coming in and this time the Turks and Caicos may see its credit rating significantly upgraded after a Standard and Poor’s review due in the next few weeks. The Minister of Finance, Washington Misick said the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability or PEFA assessment result came in on Wednesday and shows that the Turks and Caicos has rated very, very well. “The timing of this announcement could not be better in bolstering our nation’s rapidly improving financial reputation,” said the Minister of Finance and he explained the Public Financial Management performance or PFM is widely used by the World Bank and the European Union to gauge government’s fiscal performance. The review examined: Credibility of the Budget; Comprehensiveness and transparency; Policy-based budgeting; Predictability and control in budget execution; accounting, recording and reporting; external scrutiny and audit and donor practices. The Turks and Caicos outdid the results of the last review in 2011 and is now cleared to receive EU funding of €14.6 million euros in direct budget support to the education sector under the 11th European Union Development Fund. You can go to to see that PEFA report for yourself, we have the link. LINK: Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

30 Million for Water Harvesting projects in St Ann

first_img 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 Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, February 13, 2017 – Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Government has committed $30 million for the implementation of five water harvesting projects in St. Ann.This is being done to combat drought and other problems resulting from climate change, the Minister said as he addressed the Hinds Town/Orange Park Farmers Group Meeting in Hinds Town, St. Ann, on February 8.  “As we all know, farming is the main source of income for people who reside in rural communities.  Unfortunately, climate change has resulted in us experiencing extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and hurricanes.  This, in the past, has resulted in the loss of income, property and lives,” the Minister noted.Mr. Hutchinson said that in recognition of the impact of climate variability and climate change, the Ministry, through the Adaptation Fund Programme, has embarked on a deliberate strategy to facilitate investments in alternative water harvesting and management methods, such as the establishment of rainwater harvesting and gravity drip irrigation systems.The Ministry, he added, will provide training in efficient water use and climate change adaptation techniques to improve soil moisture retention and disaster risk management.  “Through this programme, we aim to enhance climate resilience of the agricultural sector by improving water and land management in selected rural communities in the parishes of Manchester, Trelawny, St. Mary, St. Catherine, Clarendon, and St. Ann, which face the greatest level of risk,” Mr. Hutchinson explained.The Minister implored the farmers to be “climate smart,” adding that they should apply new measures and techniques to protect farms and livelihoods from climate change.  “There are many benefits to be derived from implementing these systems.  For example, construction of catchment areas leads to increased storage and a reduction in the level of run-off, thus mitigating flooding while producing a source of irrigation to ensure crop productivity, even in dry periods.  Important also, with adequate water supply, your crops will be less susceptible to pest infestation and diseases,” he said.The Minister told the farmers that he is particularly heartened that in the water-starved Hinds Town, work is in progress to construct a much-needed one million gallon reservoir for water harvesting.  “This reservoir will be complemented by on-farm drip irrigation systems, subject to the capacity that the reservoir will be able to sustain,” he pointed out.Other communities in which water harvesting projects are being undertaken in this parish are McNie and Frank Hall, where phase one has already been completed, and phase two will commence shortly. Similar projects will also be carried out in Walkers Wood and Blackstone Edge, the Minister said.Mr. Hutchinson informed the farmers that the sustainability of the projects depended wholly on their participation in the training that is being provided in proper land husbandry and water management.  “I encourage you to make good of this opportunity, thus ensuring the viability of your crops,” he added. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Howe hails outstanding Pochettino

first_imgAhead of their trip to Tottenham on Boxing Day, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has labeled Mauricio Pochettino as “outstanding”.Since joining Tottenham Hotspur from Southampton in 2014, Pochettino has transformed the North London club into a Premier League powerhouse.Spurs came close to winning the title but finished runners-up to Leicester City in their historic league-winning 2015/2016 season.Bournemouth will travel to Wembley to face an in-form Tottenham side that thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday, and manager Howe has revealed his admiration for the Spurs gaffer.“I think the biggest compliment I can give him is that he improves players,” Howe told Sky Sports.Kieran trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“You look at the players he has worked with for a consistent period of time, I think they have all got better and are now playing at high levels, and the team because of that has benefitted.“He’s an outstanding manager. He’s definitely someone that I admire, definitely. He’s definitely someone you look at and think he has a lot of qualities that you would want in yourself as a manager.“I don’t know him that well but he looks like someone who works incredibly hard, he’s very committed to his club and he does all the right things.”last_img read more