Poch’s Alli advice: ‘Be the focus for scoring’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino’s advice to Alli: ‘Be the focus for scoring great goals’ Dejan Kalinic 13:03 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Dele Alli Tottenham Crystal Palace Premier League Mike Hewitt Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The Spurs boss offered his young star a bit of advice after the latest controversy surrounding the midfielder Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino offered fresh advice to Dele Alli after the midfielder went down easily during his team’s win over Crystal Palace.Harry Kane’s late header earned Spurs a 1-0 win on Sunday, with Alli criticised for the way he went down over Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.Alli appeared to have escaped the attentions of Patrick van Aanholt before going to ground and the pair later clashed at the full-time whistle, with Kane and Christian Eriksen separating the duo. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pochettino said he had discussed the incident with Alli, who has been accused of simulation on numerous occasions this season, and offered the youngster a bit of advice on what he should work to be remember for. “After the Palace game we had a short chat about this situation,” he said. “He is an easy target for other fans as it is easy to complain about or accuse Dele.”He is very focused on trying to improve, we are focused on trying to help him. He is a great player, a great kid and a very competitive guy who wants to win.”He is an amazing player with an amazing personality and of course he is always in focus, as [Wayne] Rooney was.”I am happy with him and all players need to improve in different areas, not only in football. In these types of situations, it is about being clever. “Don’t be the focus for these types of situations. Be the focus for scoring great goals.”Alli has scored five goals and provided seven assists in 27 Premier League games this season.Spurs host Rochdale in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday, while they are also fighting to stay in the top four in the Premier League, with Chelsea just two points back in fifth.last_img read more

Turkish PM in Dhaka to discuss Rohingya issue

first_imgTurkey`s prime minister Binali Yildirim. Reuters file photoTurkish prime minister Binali Yildirim arrived in the city on Monday night on a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to discuss Rohingya and other issues, report UNB.The Turkish premier is leading a 21-member delegation, including his daughter Busra Koylubay, chief foreign policy adviser Kerim Uras, deputy prime minister Bekir Bozdag and deputy foreign minister Ahmet Yildiz, an official told the news agency.Representatives from a number of organisations, including Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and the Turkish Red Crescent, are also there in the delegation.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali received the Turkish prime minster at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon his arrival at 8:45pm.On Tuesday morning, Yildirim will visit National Mausoleum in Savar and pay respect to the liberation war martyrs placing wreaths.The Turkish prime minister will sign visitors’ book and plant a sapling there.He will then visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi from 10:40 am to 11:10am. He will sign visitors’ book there after placing wreaths and paying respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.The official talks, including signing of a number of deals, between the two countries will be held from 3pm to 4:20 pm at the prime minister’s office.After his meeting with Sheikh Hasina, he will meet president Abdul Hamid on Tuesday evening.The prime minister will host banquet, preceded by cultural programme, in honour of her Turkish counterpart at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday.He will visit Kutupalang camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday to see Rohingya situation on the ground after his official meetings in Dhaka, including bilateral meeting, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.During the visit, the relations between Bangladesh and Turkey, which is based on friendship and brotherhood, is expected to be discussed comprehensively, according to Turkish media.The Turkish Prime Minister will leave here for home straight from Cox’s Bazar at 2pm on Wednesday.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali will see him off at Cox’s Bazar airport.Some 655,000 Rohingyas have crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh since 25 August.On 7 September, Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan visited Rohingya camp and said what is happening in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is “tantamount to genocide” and solution to Rohingya crisis lies in Myanmar only.She also affirmed that the government of Turkey will stand beside the Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh in the face of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine.The Turkish delegation spent around one hour in the camp and distributed relief materials among the new arrivals.Emine Erdogan talked to some of the injured Rohingyas in the camp. Thousands of Rohingyas were seen on both sides of the road and inside camps with high hopes that they will get some instant relief materials.last_img

Census Data Shows Economic Contributions Of Immigrants In Houston

first_img Share 00:00 /00:54 Houston’s number of immigrant entrepreneurs has increased 66.4 percent from 2006 to 2016, now at 131,532 business owners. During that same time period, spending power of Houston’s foreign-born has increased by $16.5 billion to $38.2 billion.  X center_img Listen Randall PughNew census data shows Houston’s immigrant community continues to grow, reaching a total 1.58 million people. That’s 23.3 percent of the Houston metro population, according to most recent numbers from 2016. The city’s foreign-born population has grown 34.4 percent over the last decade.And as more immigrants arrive, many are also starting up their own businesses. “There are more than 131,000 immigrant business owners in Houston,” said Jeremy Robbins of the bipartisan group New American Economy, “That’s an enormous number.”Robbins said immigrants often open up what he calls “main street businesses”. “It’s businesses like the laundromats, like the restaurants, those are the businesses that keep city streets vibrant,” said Robbins. Census data shows Houston’s immigrant population is 53 percent more likely to own their own business than the native-born population.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Lightning kills 4 persons in Malda

first_imgMalda/Darjeeling: Four persons were killed in different incidents of lightning strike in Bengal’s Malda district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said.Superintendent of Police, Alok Rajoria said three persons were killed in the lightning strike during heavy rain in Gajole block and one in Manikchawk block of the district. Heavy rain accompanied by lightning hit Malda district on Wednesday. Meanwhile, incessant rainfall in Bhutan and North Bengal has thrown life out of gear. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLarge stretches have been inundated in North Bengal with road communication disrupted. Water levels are dangerously on the rise in the rivers flowing down from Bhutan. A weather warning has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department for North Bengal from June 26 to June 28. While there is a red warning (greater than 20 cm of rain forecasted) for June 26 and June 27, there is a orange warning (7cm to 20cm of rain forecasted) for June 28. “Due to strong moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal and shifting of trough of low pressure along North Bengal enhanced rainfall activity is likely to continue over the district of North Bengal during June 26 to 28,” stated the bulletin. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateWide-spread rainfall has been forecasted over the districts of Coochbehar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology, Bhutan, in a weather bulletin has warned of active monsoon to continue in the next 48 hours with heavy rains forecasted for the southern part of Bhutan. Bhutan has been witnessing incessant rainfall in the past few days resulting in flash floods and land slides. Many important roads have been closed down owing to this. The Phuentsholing to Thimpu road is also affected. “We are keeping tab and reviewing the situation on a daily basis. Heavy rainfall in Bhutan will definitely affect our district but we are ready. Our priority will be that we do not have any human casualty” stated Surendra Kumar Meena, District Magistrate, Alipurduar — the district sharing borders with Bhutan.last_img read more

Sabre outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines

first_imgSabre outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, November 14, 2016 Share DALLAS — Travellers on several airlines had trouble checking in for flights and waited out delays Friday after a computer outage at a company that runs airline technology systems.American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America confirmed that a technology glitch briefly interrupted their operations. The problems seemed to have been fixed by midday, and airlines reported that flights had resumed.The airlines blamed their difficulties on a breakdown in systems operated by Sabre Corp., a Texas company that provides software and other technology services to airlines and hotels.A Sabre spokeswoman said the systems were running again by early Friday afternoon. She said she did not know the cause of the breakdown.Passengers at several big airports went on social media to complain about flight delays.American said that the outage caused scattered delays but no cancelled flights. Alaska said that 15 flights were delayed by up to 15 minutes. Southwest said the outage briefly prevented bookings, ticket changes and use of mobile boarding passes.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyUnited Airlines said its flights were not affected, and Delta Air Lines said it does not use Sabre.On Oct. 17, a problem at Sabre prevented travellers from booking trips on Southwest, JetBlue and Virgin America.Technology outages have struck almost all the airlines at one point or another over the past two years. Airlines rely heavily on overlapping computer programs to handle everything from selling tickets to checking weight calculations before takeoff. When outages occur, they often lead to cascading delays that can linger for hours.Friday’s glitch didn’t affect airline stocks – most gained ground. Sabre shares rose 39 cents to $24.94, but they have still lost 15 per cent in the last year. Tags: Sabre By: David Koenig Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

New Viking itineraries in Alaska Australia Asia and Caribbean

first_img LOS ANGELES — Viking Ocean Cruises, celebrating its 20th anniversary, has announced 13 new itineraries that will set sail in 2017, 2018 and 2019.Clients can choose between eight to 23-day itineraries. Highlights include:Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November 2017 – February 2018) – Sailing the western Caribbean with an eight-day itinerary, guests will explore the temples of Altun Ha in Belize, walk in the steps of Hemingway’s Key West haunts and marvel at Cozumel’s blue waters at Punta Sur. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests will visit three countries and five ports. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at US$2,999 per person.Panama & Central America – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November – December 2017 and January 2018) – With countries including Costa Rica, Columbia, Honduras, Belize and more, guests will visit eight countries and nine ports on this 15-day itinerary. While making the roundtrip from Miami, guests will experience the Panama Canal, discover Costa Rica’s rainforest and explore Old Town Cartagena’s colonial architecture, a UNSECO World Heritage Site. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $5,499 per person.Atlantic Crossing – (Miami to Barcelona; sailing on Viking Sky; March 3, 2018) – During this classic transatlantic journey, guests enjoy the 14-day sailing and call on ports in both Europe and the New World. In Europe, destinations include the Garden Island of Madeira and Barcelona. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $2,399 per person.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongPassage to India – (Athens to Mumbai; sailing on Viking Spirit; Aug. 18, 2018) – On this 21-day itinerary, guests will trace the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, with ports of call in six countries including Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Oman. Along the journey, guests will accompany local guides to ancient treasures, visit the red sandstone city of Petra and see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $5,999 per person.For more information, visit vikingoceancruises.com. Share Travelweek Group New Viking itineraries in Alaska, Australia, Asia, and Caribbean Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, January 13, 2017 Tags: Promotionslast_img read more