Bielsa to bolster squad after Jack Clarke returns to Tottenham

first_imgThe England Under-21 star, currently on loan from Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal, has been a hit with fans since scoring on his debut.Nketiah has netted four times in six appearances including a goal in Leeds away game against Barnsley last month.The Yorkshire club will take on Millwall at The Den on Saturday. Clarke made 25 appearances in his breakthrough 2018/19 season as the Whites lost to Derby in the play-off semi-final.But fellow loanees Jack Harrison and Helder Costa moved above him in the pecking order at Elland Road.Clarke’s impact at the club this season is in stark contrast to fellow loan player Eddie Nketiah. And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long deal is cut short.Bielsa is set to look for a loan signing to add competition for his first team for the second half of the season as the club battle for promotion.They moved back into the top two in midweek after their win against West Brom – and Bielsa will freshen his squad in January to keep their momentum for the final four months of the season. 2 Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has been on target for Leeds four times so far this seasonCredit: PA:Press Association LEEDS will bolster their squad after sending Jack Clarke back to Tottenham.The 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.2 Jack Clarke returns to parent club Tottenham after Leeds loan is cut short. Clarke has not played in a single Championship game for the Elland Road side this season.Credit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

F2 Logistics books finals berth, rips Cocolife

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No. 1 pick Standhardinger’s monster game further fuels SMB debut hype OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES F2 Logistics did bedevil Cocolife with its service game, which helped set up the team’s offense.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award F2 Logistics thus made its first appearance in a Grand Prix final and will face either Foton or Petron, which were still locked in battle in the other semifinal duel.“We showed today that we are really solid team,” said the 29-year-old Perez who played for her country in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “We were focused from the beginning and mentally we were ready for anything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseCocolife, whose target for this conference was to make the Final Four, failed to push its luck further against the juggernaut of F2 Logistics’ offense. It led 6-3 and then 11-10 in the third through Tai Manu-Olevau, who had 13 attacks, but simply couldn’t sustain that level.Known for a strong lineup and a solid system, the Cargo Movers also solved their usual slow start as they stormed to an 11-2 opening in the first frame in a steady rhythm of power serves and combination attacks. “It doesn’t matter who we play [in the finals], the important thing is that we will go out there and play at our level and do our job,” added Perez.Kim Fajardo flicked in 25 excellent sets for the Blaze Spikers to add to the Asset Managers’ troubles, on top of which was their excessive errors, throwing away 27 points, 10 of them in the second set alone.With Kennedy Bryan, Aby Maraño and Kim Kiana Dy helping out, the Cargo Movers unloaded 37 attacks against 28 by the Asset Managers.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus said his team is ready for the best-of-three championships series, which starts on Tuesday.But he maintained that they would need to improve more on blocking and passing. F2 Logistics had five blocks against four by Cocolife.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene F2 Logistics unleashed its full force enough to overwhelm Cocolife, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, Saturday night and reach the championship round of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Mall of Asia Arena.Venezuelan reinforcement Maria Jose Perez banged in seven of her 18 points in the third set as the Cargo Movers crushed whatever plans the Asset Managers had of coming back in the match.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Govt distances self from $500,000 rent package

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon has announced that the matter involving the payment of house rent for serving Ministers of Government is not addressed at the level of Cabinet, but Parliament.In fact, he said such funds come from that budget of the National Assembly.Harmon was responding to questions on the reason for the payment of such an exorbitant cost for rent for out of town Ministers, especially when there are Government houses available in the Campbellville community.Harmon said he could not give specific details about the rent, as it is a matter for Parliament and the Clerk of the National Assembly. Regarding the availability of houses in Campbellville – Echillibar Villas, a Government community – Harmon said when the Government took office, the properties there had been in a “rundown state”. Since then, he said Government has been spending large sums of money to rehabilitate, adding that “as residences are rehabilitated, then persons are put into them”. He said there are a huge amount of persons in Government service who require Government housing; however, Government is unable to provide it.Meanwhile, Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs earlier this week denied that there was an increase in all housing allowances for Ministers.In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Isaacs asserted that housing allowances are enshrined in the law and remain set at $25,000. However, he has admitted that a monthly sum of $500,000 was paid for Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, to rent a house on the basis that she lives “out of town.”“The housing allowance was not increased. The law says that Ministers within the Government are entitled to occupy, free of rent, a furnished residence provided by the Government,” Isaacs explained. “So some Ministers have moved into Government residences, they are paid $25,000 a month.”He noted that if State-sponsored housing cannot accommodate any other persons, then they would have to rent. Isaacs noted that the housing allowance is separate from the rental. He added that there were two Ministers who have their rent paid in full.“As far as I know, only two (houses) are being rented for out of town Ministers. That is Minister (Valarie) Patterson and Minister (Simona) Broomes, who was brought by the Government from out of Georgetown. Minister Patterson is from Linden, Minister Broomes is from Bartica.”Meanwhile, Isaacs noted that the decision to have the Parliament office pay the rent for the Ministers, instead of the Office of the President, was taken in a bid to centralise the process. “Payments were done by several Ministries. You had Office of the President paying the electricity and maids, the Ministry of Agriculture paying the gardener… This Administration (decided) to have everything paid from the Parliament office.”The issue of Parliament paying the rent for Minister Broomes came to the fore when she became the subject of a court action initiated by her former landlord, who had taken her to court for rent owed.last_img read more