De Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouthby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.Netherlands international Ake switched from Stamford Bridge to the South Coast for £20m in 2017, having struggled to break from the academy into the Blues first team.Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Ajax in the Champions League, De Visser told De Volkskrant: “Ake should have played for Chelsea by now. He’s so good.”How often does he not score with his head? He has timing and insight. I hope they buy him back. “That boy is perfect for them and he has played with Lampard.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
At the Caribbean Urban Forum 2018, which was held at the University of Technology (UTech) on June 27, Mr. Shaw said enacting the new building code is imperative for the development of the nation. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is in the final stages of enacting a new building code aimed at reducing the vulnerability of Jamaica’s built environment. “This will ensure public safety and welfare, minimise damage caused by natural and man-made hazards, as well as prevent squatter settlements and promote sustainable development,” Mr. Shaw said. Story Highlights Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is in the final stages of enacting a new building code aimed at reducing the vulnerability of Jamaica’s built environment.At the Caribbean Urban Forum 2018, which was held at the University of Technology (UTech) on June 27, Mr. Shaw said enacting the new building code is imperative for the development of the nation.“This will ensure public safety and welfare, minimise damage caused by natural and man-made hazards, as well as prevent squatter settlements and promote sustainable development,” Mr. Shaw said.The Caribbean Urban Forum is a three-day conference designed to address specific policy issues within the Caribbean urban sector, in an effort to further advance land-use planning and urban management within the region. It is being held between June 26 and 29 under the theme ‘Forming the Informal’.Participants include land-use practitioners, policymakers, academics and allied professionals interested in urban and management issues within the Caribbean.Mr. Shaw said he welcomes the three-day forum, as it will address the challenges regarding development within the Caribbean region, and present solutions.“The issue of informality, specifically in the context of social infrastructure development, continues to be a particularly challenging one for developing nations of the Caribbean. We continue to grapple with informal housing and inappropriate land use, as many of our citizens migrate to the urban spaces in search of economic and social opportunities,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw commended UTech for conceptualizing such a forum designed to address urban and land-management issues.“The fact that we are in the sixth such staging is also commendable as UTech continues in its bid to provide the avenue for discussions among local and regional professionals, academics and policymakers on such a pivotal matter,” he said.
OSU redshirt senior offensive linesman Pat Elflein prepares for the Buckeyes game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 17 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 45-24. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior center Pat Elflein has been named one of five semifinalists for the Outland Trophy, a prestigious award given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman.One of the team captains for the 2016 season, Elflein is starting for a third consecutive season. This year, the two-time first-team all-Big Ten lineman transitioned from guard to center, taking over after the departure of Jacoby Boren.Before the start of the season, there were questions surrounding the front five for OSU. Outside of Elflein and fellow All-American candidate Billy Price, the Buckeyes offensive line includes three first-year starters.Elflein has had a big role in an Ohio State offense that finds itself first in the Big Ten in rushing (267), yards per carry (5.7) and total offense (511.4). The Buckeyes also rank second nationally in scoring (46.5 ppg).Along with the Outland Trophy, Elflein is also one of 20 players in the running for the Lombardi Award, awarded to college football’s best lineman or linebacker, and is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation’s best center.
The Penn State women’s soccer team dodged some second-half bullets – 14 to be exact – and left Ohio State with a loss against its big ten rival. OSU (7-4, 2-2 Big Ten) fell to the Nittany Lions, 3-0, Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes fired 14 second-half shots at PSU’s goal, but the visitors were able to outlast OSU. “You give Penn State an inch and they’re going to find the back of the net. Every mistake that you make, they’re going to capitalize on,” said OSU coach Lori Walker. Capitalize PSU did. Nittany Lions redshirt junior forward Tani Costa put PSU up, 1-0, with a goal in the 25th minute. Junior forward Maya Hayes doubled the visitors’ lead just before halftime and Christine Nairn rounded out the scoring with a long-distance blast to put PSU up for good in the 71st minute at 3-0. Thursday was the first time OSU allowed three goals in a game since Oct. 16, 2011. OSU senior defender Lauren Granberg said that, despite the lopsided score, the Buckeyes played well. “I think as a team we came out and played some of the best soccer we’ve played,” Granberg said. “Sometimes it doesn’t go your way.” OSU’s offensive attack took a blow early in the game when freshman forward Marisa Wolf went down with an injury in the 12th minute. Wolf will be evaluated by a doctor Friday, Walker said. Additional issues throughout the game included the team not being able to take advantage of opportunities. For the game, OSU outshot PSU, 22-14, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Walker said that the first step toward the OSU’s next conference match, a home game against Wisconsin, is recovery, both emotionally and physically. Walker also said the Buckeyes should take the lessons from the loss to the Nittany Lions and apply them in the next game. Granberg agreed, saying there were plenty of positives to take from the loss to PSU. “Our positioning, our movement off the ball and how dynamic we are is really working for us,” she said. “We can’t let this game deter us from playing the Ohio State soccer that we know how to play.” Ohio State is scheduled to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday at 1 p.m. The game is slated to be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi feels they were worthy winners over Marseille despite a turbulent entrance to the Velodrome.Lazio beat Marseille 3-1 at the Stade Velodrome, but their bus was pelted with rocks and bottles as they approached the stadium.“We played a great game against a strong opponent,” Inzaghi said in his post-match Press conference via Football Italia.“Lazio were superior, we deserved to win. We deserved another goal in the second half, but this evening will be a great memory for all of us.“Marseille’s weak points? I think sometimes you just have to recognise the merits of the opponents, it’s happened to me many times. I think tonight Lazio were just better than Marseille.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…“We didn’t give them anything, the goal we conceded was on a set piece. We did really well in helping each other out, and the players who came on did really well.“The entrance wasn’t pleasant, stones and bottles fell on the bus. There was a bit of discomfort on the approach to the stadium but the players responded well.“I think we’ve seen a growth in the team in the last 10 games, we’ve won eight and lost two.“Inter? We need to grow to win against teams that have obviously been constructed in another way. With work and ideas, I think we can win against top teams like that.”
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed his thoughts about the team’s 1-0 win over Nantes on Saturday.French forward Kylian Mbappe scored just after the hour mark to hand the champions their 15th league win of the season.“We lacked precision, which is unusual for us. In spite of everything, it was a good match, we controlled it.” Tuchel said according to the club’s official website.“It was tight, but we had a lot of chances, and showed a lot of patience and confidence. I’m very happy. This first half of the season has been extraordinary. We won our opening games and continued winning.”Thiago Silva also spoke about the win, saying:How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“I think it was a good match despite everything. We created a lot of chances that we didn’t manage to put away. If we had scored earlier, the game would surely have been different. Nantes sat deep and played on the counter-attack.”“Defensively, we were solid. We have worked very well in this first half of the season. Everyone should be congratulated for the work they have done so far. We have to keep going like that as that will enable us to go far.”The match winner, Mbappe also has this to say:“It was the last game of a long year with a lot of matches. We were tired, but we wanted to pick up one last win to go off on holiday with a sense of mission accomplished, round off a great year and a great first half to the season. We’re now going to rest and recharge our batteries. My goal? It’s not the most beautiful, but it’s important because it gave us the win.”
TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 May 2015 – Haiti will not agree to terms laid out by the British and the Turks and Caicos Islands and so a Memorandum of Understanding is not signed and sounds as if one may never be… well at least not in the near future. Minister for Border Control and Labour, Hon DonHue Gardiner confirmed this in the House of Assembly this week and while the Minister would not agree that talks have broken down with Haiti, he did say this.“Having made the best endeavors to reach certain accommodations with the Government in Port Au Prince (Haiti), and having experienced several shifting of the goal posts as and when agreements were thought to have been reached we have – and certainly – this Minister has taken the view that it is unlikely; because no agreement is better than a bad agreement. It is unlikely that we will come to any accommodations with the government in Port Au Prince.”At least two Governors have been involved in this negotiation to get the MOU signed, meanwhile the country continues to spend over a million per year to repatriate Haitians who breach our borders illegally. All costs for towing, housing, feeding, treating and returning Haitians home are borne by TCIG; well except in the case if the Haitians are deceased. The Haitian government after a boat capsized in Christmas of 2013 repatriated the bodies of 17 of their countrymen who died in that tragedy. Related Items:donhue gardiner, haiti, MOU Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation