Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

first_img Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex, at Commonwealth facilities, and throughout the state lowered to half-staff, effective immediately. This order is to mark respect for the victims of the attack at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.All commonwealth flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017.Per an order from the White House, the United States Flag has been ordered to fly at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 06, 2017last_img read more

Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT First Published: 4th August, 2020 08:34 IST Associated Press Television News Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns.The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited him to just three appearances in 2019 after signing what was at the time the biggest contract ever for a left tackle, $51 million over four years.Elijah Wilkinson could be in line to fill in for James for a second straight season, although Wilkinson is still recovering from offseason foot surgery.James tweeted that while it was a difficult decision to skip the upcoming season, it was the right one for him and his family.“There’s just too much unknown about this virus and about plans handling it going forward,” James wrote. “My wife and I were blessed with our newborn son May 22 and he’s now my top priority. Although I worked all offseason and invested in my body to bounce back and have a great year on the field, it’s just not worth risking the health of my loved ones.“I’ve seen this virus already hospitalize one of my family members and hope to not have that happen again,” James added. “We can’t live in fear or just confine ourselves just to our homes but we all have to make the right conscious choices and navigate through day to day life to protect our neighbors.”James wished the NFL well as it navigates the COVID-19 crisis.“All my brothers around the league, I pray for you and your families’ safety throughout the season and rest of this pandemic,” James wrote.James played just 63 snaps in his first season in Denver after the Broncos signed him to a deal that included $32 million in guarantees.He got hurt on the 10th play of the season, in the opener at Oakland, and didn’t return until midseason when he tore scar tissue and the meniscus in his right knee. He returned in December but only played the first half at Houston as his knee kept buckling on him.Although coach Vic Fangio often was mystified by James’ injury and slow recovery, he never put him on injured reserve. James said in December that he didn’t need surgery but was eager to bounce back in 2020 to show his team and its fans he was worth the big contract he signed.“To the Denver Community, these first two years weren’t what I expected them to be when arriving here,” James said in his Twitter statement. “I know you don’t know me well and a false narrative was painted of me last year due to comments made about my injury, but I am invested in this city and my team.“I look forward to the future we have here, but in that same breath, I’m even more invested in my family. Everyone make sure to stay positive through these crazy times and enjoy your loved ones. I hope 2021 will be a better year for all of us. Take care of yourselves, because ultimately, health is wealth.”Wilkinson subbed for James on the right side last year but the Broncos wanted him to compete with incumbent left tackle Garett Bolles during training camp this summer, a plan that was crimped by Wilkinson’s left foot operation.Already the Broncos are planning to have two new starters on the O-line: free agent guard Graham Glasgow and rookie center Lloyd Cushenberry III.Image credits: AP center_img Written By FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 08:34 IST Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James Skipping 2020 Over COVID-19 Concerns Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concernslast_img read more

NFL mock draft 2019: Kyler Murray goes early; Eagles, Colts find new playmakers

first_img32. Green Bay Packers (from Saints)Noah Fant, TE, IowaThe Packers didn’t get the desired results from fading veterans Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett over the past two seasons. New coach Matt LaFleur’s influence will make finding a young, athletic target for Aaron Rodgers a priority. Fant tops the board at the position, just ahead of Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Get ready to keep up with all the changes when it comes to projecting the top 32 picks in the 2019 NFL draft.In Sporting News’ previous mock draft, we were not sure what underclassman would declare themselves eligible, and we did not know whether Oklahoma Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyle Murray would make himself available to pro football. We also did not know the directions a fourth of the NFL’s teams would go with their coaching staffs. In the weeks ahead, much will fluctuate as prospects see their stock rise or fall based on their performances in all-star game practices. Then will come the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days to shake up the board even more.The one thing we do know: The order of picks 1-28, in which the Raiders will make all three. Looking for the next update to come after the Senior and Super Bowls.NFL mock draft 20191. Arizona CardinalsQuinnen Williams, DT, AlabamaThe Cardinals need to rebuild offensively along the line and at wide receiver for new coach Kliff Kingsbury, but the value at the top of the draft is at defensive line, where they can bolster their front for Vance Joseph. The new defensive coordinator inherits a stud edge rusher for his 4-3 defense in Chandler Jones, but this is a chance for Steve Keim to get a massive (6-4, 295 pounts), explosive inside disruptor. It’s hard to ignore Williams’ Aaron Donald-like upside after his meteoric rise through his final college season.2. San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateIf the Cardinals take Bosa, then the 49ers might end up with a tough decision between Williams and edge rusher Josh Allen. (And it that case, they could shop this pick.) Bosa, however, would be a no-brainer if he falls them. Pro Bowl tackle DeForest Buckner had a breakout pass-rush season, and fellow first-rounder Solomon Thomas found another gear after he slid inside. Bosa is a sleek edge force (6-4, 262 pounds) with even more upside than brother Joey.3. New York JetsJonah Williams, OT, AlabamaThe Jets also could use some edge pass-rush help for new defensive coordinator Gregg William in their transition to a 4-3 defense, but the theme of 2019 looks to be helping Sam Darnold turn the corner from promising rookie QB to sensational sophomore passer. His weapons are better than one might think, and wideout is a reach at No. 3. So instead, Mike Maccagnan and Adam Gase can give Darnold a smooth pass protector who also is big enough (6-5, 301 pounds) to pave the way in the running game.4. Oakland RaidersJosh Allen, DE/OLB, KentuckyJon Gruden and Mike Mayock need to think versatile pass-rusher first after that spot became a void without Khalil Mack. Allen continues his trajectory as a potentially dominant pro edge pass-rusher. He is loaded with moves to get to the quarterback and has the athleticism to help in second-level coverage.5. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGreedy Williams, CB, LSUNew defensive coordinator Todd Bowles needs someone he can trust on an island in the back end to help combat the big, fast receivers in the NFC South. Williams is a long, lean cornerback (6-3, 184 pounds) who has rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He’s not the most physical player, but he’s fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes. NFL DRAFT: All-time greatest draft steals6. New York GiantsDwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateHaskins made a great decision to come out early, because he should be the first QB off the board to succeed Eli Manning. Haskins cemented his stock late in the Buckeyes’ season, when he had some jaw-dropping games with his big arm and downfield accuracy. He has ideal size as a strong pocket passer (6-3, 220 pounds) with the right dose of athleticism. That checks the right boxes for Dave Gettleman.7. Jacksonville JaguarsKyler Murray, QB, OklahomaThe Jaguars are in the process of hiring a new offensive coordinator under Doug Marrone (John DeFilippo) and need to think about how to tailor their offense to Murray’s athleticism. They have a good baseline with a solid traditional rushing attack and a versatile receiving corps; Murray can play off that well with his passing and running. Murray lacks ideal size and isn’t the pocket prototype, but his electric playmaking is attractive enough for him to be drafted earlier than some expect.8. Detroit LionsClelin Ferrell, DE, ClemsonFerrell is the best of the Tigers’ defensive line prospects, because his size (6-5, 260 pounds) gives him a high floor as an outside run-stopper to add to his explosiveness as a pass-rusher. He’s the kind of versatile player out of whom Matt Patricia can get the most, and he also fits the Lions’ top need.9. Buffalo BillsEd Oliver, DT, HoustonThe Bills could consider some wide receiver or offensive line help for Josh Allen with this pick, but it would be hard for Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to pass on Oliver if he’s still on the board. Venerable Kyle Williams retired, and 2018 free-agent pickup Star Lotulelei was a bust in his first season with the team. Oliver has slipped behind Quinnen Williams with his inside pop, but he’s still worthy of the top 10.10. Denver BroncosDaniel Jones, QB, DukeThe Broncos could go for another supposed veteran solution at QB with the likes of Joe Flacco or Nick Foles. If not — and if they don’t trade up, and if both Haskins and Murray are gone — Missouri’s Drew Lock and West Virginia’s Will Grier also would be in play. Jones, however, is pushing to be the No. 3 QB with his all-around, pro-tailored skills to go with ideal size (6-5, 220 pounds). He also has NFL-friendly tutelage from Peyton and Eli Manning mentor David Cutcliffe. Jones has the mentally and physically tough make-up Denver has been missing at QB.NFL DRAFT: Best first-round picks since 200011. Cincinnati BengalsDevin White, ILB, LSUThe Bengals have been a mess against the run mostly because of the injuries and ineffectiveness from their linebacker corps. They need an athlete who can cover a ton of ground against the run and also help them with their weak intermediate coverage. White is easily the rangiest defender in the 2019 class and will be a solid pick for whoever ends up as their defensive coordinator.12. Green Bay PackersJachai Polite, OLB, FloridaThe Packers, who are keeping their base 3-4 defense with Mike Pettine, desperately need a special edge pass-rusher. Although a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts as a sudden pass-rushing freak who channels some of former Gator Jevon Kearse.13. Miami DolphinsRashan Gary, DT, MichiganThe Dolphins appear set to hire Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores as their next coach, and they need to go after to versatile players to rebuild their front seven. Gary uses his hands, power and big frame (6-5, 280 pounds) well to occupy run-blockers. He also has some intriguing inside pass-rush ability.14. Atlanta FalconsDexter Lawrence, DT, ClemsonThe Falcons have had success turning to the Tigers for defensive linemen, and they should consider going back to Clemson for big space-eater in Lawrence (6-4, 351 pounds). Grady Jarrett is a priority re-sign for their defensive line before he becomes a free agent in March, but they need a run-stuffer to put between him and the edge-rushing Vic Beasley.15. Washington RedskinsDrew Lock, QB, MissouriThe Redskins no longer can consider anything other than a long-term replacement for Alex Smith now that the QB’s playing future is in serious doubt after his major leg injury. Lock, a four-year starter, is becoming a better value at No. 15 now that Haskins, Murray and Jones have entered the draft. Lock has the arm to go with ideal size (6-4, 225 pounds), along with the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL teams like in an aggressive passer.NFL DRAFT: Biggest busts in draft history16. Carolina PanthersDeionte Thompson, S, AlabamaThe Panthers should be thrilled if Thompson falls to them both for the position he plays and his talent to have a Derwin James-like impact. They had some of the worst safety play in the NFL in 2018, seen mostly in awful coverage of tight ends. Thompson (6-2, 196 pounds) is the rangy playmaker they need to clean up against the pass, and he’s solid in run support, too.17. Cleveland BrownsD.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole MissWhile his college teammate A.J. Brown is the shorter, scrappier playmaker, Metcalf is the classic size-speed prospect (6-4, 230 pounds). That’s the kind of outside No. 1 the Browns’ offense needs to push the ball better both downfield and in the red zone with Baker Mayfield, especially now that we know their new head coach, Freddie Kitchens, won’t be messing with the passing game.18. Minnesota VikingsGreg Little, OT, Ole MissThe Vikings suffered from shaky pass protection in 2018, which is part of the reason Kirk Cousins’ first season as their starting quarterback ending with a thud. Little (6-5, 325 pounds) has the agility and athleticism to lock down the blind side for now full-time offensive coordinator Kevin Stepfanski.19. Tennessee TitansA.J. Brown, WR, Ole MissThe Titans saw how special Corey Davis could be in their passing game, but they need a second outside threat to stretch the field. With Davis being the big, physical target, it would be nice to complement him with Brown’s speed, quickness and burst after the catch. At 6-1, 230 pounds, he also comes with the toughness coach Mike Vrabel likes in all of his players.20. Pittsburgh SteelersByron Murphy, CB, WashingtonThe Steelers have Joe Haden holding down one outside spot, but they could use another smooth, fluid cover man. What Murphy gives up in size and press potential (5-11, 170 pounds) he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ballhawking skills.NFL DRAFT: Each team’s worst ever regret21. Seattle SeahawksZach Allen, DE, Boston CollegeAllen keeps climbing draft boards as evaluators realize he can be a productive pro player against both run and pass, no matter the position and no matter the scheme. The Seahawks have Frank Clark at one edge, and Allen can be a terrific complement with his ability to slide and play tackle on rushing downs. He has many of the inside-outside qualities of Michael Bennett, only in a bigger frame (6-5, 284 pounds). If Allen goes higher, Gary would be a good fallback.22. Baltimore RavensMontez Sweat, OLB, Mississippi StateSweat’s size (6-6, 241 pounds) and relentless productivity as an edge pass-rusher makes him the ideal successor to Terrell Suggs in the Ravens’ steadfast 3-4 scheme.23. Houston TexansDeandre Baker, CB, GeorgiaThe Texans need to prioritize offensive tackle in the draft, but with Jonah Williams and Greg Little gone, it might be a reach for them to take either Oklahoma’s Cody Ford or Kansas State’s Dalton Risner in the first round. Cornerback is a big rebuilding need, too, and Baker, who plays bigger than his size (5-11, 185 pounds), can give them the smart, physical press coverage presence they like for Romeo Crennel.24. Oakland Raiders (from Bears)Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. StateThe Raiders need a true outside No. 1 receiver to replace Amari Cooper. Harmon (6-3, 214 pounds) is the speedy deep threat they have coveted over the years. He also is a savvy route-runner and blocker.25. Philadelphia EaglesDavid Montgomery, RB, Iowa StateMontgomery (5-11, 216 pounds) has emerged as a strong prospect because he finishes run strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver. The Eagles have been a committee team under Doug Pederson, but injuries and ineffectiveness should make them consider one back who can do it all and complement Carson Wentz on every down.NFL DRAFT: Ranking first-round QBs since 200026. Indianapolis ColtsN’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateAndrew Luck had a big season despite limited pop at receiver beyond T.Y. Hilton. Harry would complement Hilton as a big (6-4, 216 pounds) matchup nightmare through the red zone who also can provide another strong intermediate-to-deep threat. Harry’s stock has the potential to shoot up, a la Mike Evans, so Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside also must remain on the Colts’ radar.27. Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio StateShould the Raiders secure Josh Allen for the edge earlier in the round, Jones (6-2, 295 pounds) would be the ideal inside pass-rusher to add next. That is assuming Gruden and Mayock can live with the fact that Jones needs some bulking up and coaching to be used on running downs.28. Los Angeles ChargersJerry Tillery, DT, Notre DameTillery has been a beast working as three-technique at 6-7, 305 pounds. He has matured well with his play and temperament to unleash his pass-rush skills. With Corey Liuget hurting and Brandon Mebane aging, the Chargers could use disruptive help inside. Tillery would give them needed extra pop to complement what Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram do off the edge.29. New England PatriotsChristian Wilkins, DT, ClemsonMake that three members of the Tigers’ national championship-winning defensive line going in the first round. While Ferrell is the explosive edge player, and Lawrence the run stuffer, Wilkins (6-4, 315 pounds) is the most versatile, a trait the Patriots will like at a position of need.30. Los Angeles RamsBrian Burns, OLB, Florida StateThe Rams need a dynamic edge pass-rusher to add punch to Wade Phillips’ front seven, especially given their limited returns from midseason acquisition Dante Fowler Jr. Donald had half of their 41 sacks in 2018, as their outside linebackers provided little punch or production. Burns can change that.31. Kansas City ChiefsTrayvon Mullen, CB, ClemsonMullen saw his stock go down in the middle of the Tigers’ season as he struggled at times as a No. 1 corner. But his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality should allow him to test well and get more attention from scouts. The Chiefs need corner help, and Mullen has the upside to develop into a shutdown type.last_img read more

Underwater search vehicle to be deployed in MH370 search

first_imgIn new developments in the search for MH370, search co-ordinator and retired defence chief Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston has confirmed that the Bluefin 21 remote underwater vehicle will be released to search for the black boxes on the ocean floor.Last Tuesday (April 8th) was the last time a ping was heard from the possible black box and given it has been 38 days since the crash, it is likely that the batteries on the black boxes have run out.  As a result of this, the Ocean Shield will stop towing the pinger locater today.Angus Houston reports the 4 signals acquired early last week give the most promising lead in the search for MH370.  “The four pings that were heard by Ocean Shield early last week have helped refine and reduce the search zone into a manageable area” he stated. Given that the batteries on the black box locaters have likely expired coupled with a refined search area, it is now appropriate to send down the Bluefin 21 to search and map the ocean floor.  The depth of the search area is 4500m which is at the limit of the Bluefin’s capabilities.  Whilst there are other vehicles that can go deeper these will only be sourced should they be needed.Mr Houston stresses that this is a slow and painstaking process.  Over a 24 hour period it will take two hours for the Bluefin to reach the ocean floor and another two hours to return to the surface. The vehicle will search the floor for 16 hours and it will take approximately four hours for the data to be downloaded once it is back on the surface.The first search zone will be 5kms x 8kms giving a total search area of 40 square kilometres.In additional news, two litres of an oil slick have been collected from the search area and are en route to a lab for identification. Mr Houston again stressed that whilst the oil slick found is within the search zone there is no guarantee that it is from the missing plane. Related Stories– Only one fragment of debris needed to find plane – – Human input the only possible cause of the crash –last_img read more

Video: 2010, and a new rental record

first_imgThe word is out! A Clifton, Cape Town home-owner has rented out their house for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup for US$1-million – a new South African record. Zoopy TV visits the house to chat with Clinton Braude of Ronnie Matthews Estates.Click arrow to play video.Published on on 4 January 2010last_img

Youth vlog the South African story

first_imgA camera, an internet connection and a desire to be in front of the camera is all you need to begin vlogging. (Image:Tamur Madjerey).• Caspar Lee, South Africa’s 20-year-old YouTube millionaire • South Africa drives Africa’s internet traffic • Mobile phone boost to African internet • South Africa online • SA web users to double by 2014 Sulaiman PhilipVlog (noun): A blog in which the postings are primarily in video form. Since 2011 it has been a point-scoring word in Scrabble. The South African vlogging population is growing. Slowly. But it is giving South Africans, mostly young, an opportunity to share their world with the universe.There are older South African vloggers, says Gabriel Erasmus, but the majority tend to be younger. Erasmus is the creator of the website and a member of the South African Facebook vlogging group. “Age is not a factor. If you have a camera, internet connection, a love for filmmaking or just love being in front of a camera you are sorted,” he continues.These young, and young at heart, South Africans are in the vanguard of an internet movement that has been growing over the past decade. It is the evolution from the ubiquitous bloggers, and involves the uploading of personal video clips of everything from beauty and fashion tips to raging about language and homesickness.Henri Himschoot was one of the first South African vloggers. The Cape Town musician began his The Himschoots vlog in 2010. A period of inactivity that lasted for a few years came to an end when he discovered the YouTube South Africa Facebook group. When he joined in April 2014, there were 80 members; there are now 291 and the number grows daily. “The community is extremely diverse, but you have to get to know us and understand how we all fit together to make one big happy South African family. Not one of us competes with the other, we all support each other and that’s what makes us succeed.” Communication toolRuben Mostert was the shy kid at school who had trouble making friends. Vlogging became his outlet and means of communicating with others. The longer he vlogged the more confident and comfortable he became in his own skin. “The best of all, my personality in front of the camera has evolved into my daily life. Why do I like vlogging? You can escape the real world with all the bad things going on and create your own world and share it. Call it my fantasy world if you want.”Author Michael Kaminsky traces the birth of vlogging to 2000 and Adam Kontras’s dream of a Hollywood career. Driving across the United States, he posted a video to accompany the blog of his trip. By 2008, vlogging helped elect an American president.’s Yes We Can used a speech by candidate Barack Obama to create a powerful vlog viewed more than 25 million’s vlog is slick and professional, but the popularity of vlogging is down largely to the ease with which people can shoot and upload videos. “To start you don’t need fancy equipment or expensive software. You can start with a smartphone and the basic video editing software that comes pre-installed with all major operating systems. All the skills needed are even taught in schools nowadays. In the end good content exceeds the need for expensive equipment and fancy editing.” Global online communityVlogs are part of a larger online movement that has given birth to online global communities. These communities are built on the idea that users are not docile recipients of content but are actively shaping their experience.Vlogger Kristen van Niekerk believes that technology is changing the way we communicate. The world has moved from writing letters to sending emails; phone calls have been replaced by video calls. “Writing is still the basis of all communication and won’t be replaced by video, but video does improve how we communicate. Our education system should adapt to technological advances, offer to teach skills to those who want to learn. Not everyone wants a life filled with technology, but the choice should be available.”YouTube has grown from its first video in 2005 to become a repository of videos of cute kittens, conspiracy theories and a new kind of entrepreneur. It is a hub of raw, soon to be discovered talent, a place that allows for experimentation and creativity that is changing the way traditional media interact with audiences.YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan has over 700 million views of her personal channel, a makeup demonstration channel that grew from a blog. That is as many people who turn on their TVs to watch the World Cup, all of whom want to watch a 27-year-old teach them how to apply lipstick like Miley Cyrus.In a 2012 MacTaggart lecture, media and TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch pointed out that YouTube was beginning to behave like a market leader. “Believe at your own risk that the platform is based on homemade videos of cats in washing machines… Brands and talent are using YouTube to create direct-to-consumer relationships.”Vloggers had developed a new way of creating content and interacting with an audience, which made them attractive to companies. The history of vlogging is full of stories of products mentioned on popular channels that sell out within days, if not hours. South African vloggersSouth Africa vloggers do not generate that kind of hysteria or have the fan base to do that, just yet. Sara Mormino, a director at YouTube, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper explained the attraction of vloggers to companies. She began by explaining that the earning capacity of English vloggers had increased by 60% in 2013, in large part thanks to mobile phones. “These young people have really captured a new way of creating content and a new way of engaging an audience.”South African vlogger Rachel Kopel says even YouTube stars never began vlogging intending to make money or become famous. She has been producing content for three years and believes that she is still learning to create great content. She does it because she is passionate about her topic and wants to share her opinions with the world. “We are living in a very self-absorbed generation, where everyone is taking selfies and promoting themselves. YouTube is a way of promoting yourself and creating a name and reputation for yourself. You must just hope that you are doing it for the right reasons.”As South Africa’s connectivity speeds increase and software becomes more accessible, the number of South Africans going online will increase. As we mature as technology users, how South Africans use the web will change. We will begin looking for more individual experiences or communities that share our interests. South African vloggers are building a collective memory bank to share about the South African experience.Being criticised, earning support, the frustrations of dealing with South African upload speeds, getting views, even making bloopers, are part of the adventure, say Marco and Elmar, who vlog as ThoseBroz. “You find a community that allows you to express yourself and where you can paint a picture of who you are, and share it with the world. The journey from your first video, straight up to your 20th-plus video, is simply one of the most amazing adventures any person can take,” they explain.last_img read more

Feds quiet on why Cindy Blackstock investigated by bureaucrats

first_imgAPTN National NewsOver a year ago APTN National News first told the story of how the federal government had been keeping a close eye on Cindy Blackstock.This happened after Blackstock, head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, filed a human rights complaint against the government for allegedly discriminating against First Nation children.It got so bad the politicians promised an investigation.But Blackstock hasn’t heard a thing.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has the story.last_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