West Brom have rejected a third and fourth bid from Tottenham for Saido Berahino, who angrily tweeted he will NEVER play for the club.The Baggies instantly dismissed the approaches and remain determined to keep the England Under-21 striker at The Hawthorns.Berahino had a transfer request rejected last month with Albion angered by Tottenham’s continued pursuit of the 22-year-old. And now it looks like he has had enough of the whole situation.https://twitter.com/SBerahino/status/638744042772299776//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsBaggies’ chairman Jeremy Peace said previously: “As I have made clear from the moment Tottenham lodged their first bid for Saido on August 18, selling our top goalscorer was never on our agenda this summer.”In addition, Peace appears to be unimpressed by his opposite number Daniel Levy’s attempts to sign the player.“Not only have the offers been too low as a valuation of the player, but they have been based on stage-payments and add-ons over a long period which do nothing to reflect Saido’s ability and potential,” he added, when ruling out a sale in August. 1 Saido Berahino
The woeful performance against Carlisle United in the League Cup earlier this week has left a large number of Liverpool supporters demanding that manager Brendan Rodgers be sacked. Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp – both currently taking a break from management – continue to be heavily linked with taking over in the Anfield dugout. Klopp looks to be a firm favourite to replace Rodgers and reports have claimed he is eyeing a job in the Premier League.However, it seems not all Reds supporters are keen on the German – drawing attention to his underwhelming final season with Borussia Dortmund.Have a read of the thoughts of those who DON’T want Klopp. Do you think Klopp would be a gamble appointment for Liverpool? Let talkSPORT know your view by leaving a comment below… Some Liverpool fans are unsure if Jurgen Klopp is the man to take over at Anfield 1
1 Walter Mazzarri Walter Mazzarri is learning English – amid growing talk he could take over at Liverpool or Sunderland.The Italian has been on the hunt for a new club since being sacked by Inter Milan back in November 2014.Recently the 53-year-old has been linked with jobs in the Premier League as speculation grows around the managerial positions at Liverpool and Sunderland.And now Mazzarri’s agent, Andrea D’Amico, has added fuel to the fire by confirming his client is taking English lessons.“He’s carrying out a program of continuous upgrading, and he’s learning the English language well,” D’Amico told FCInterNews.“Will he go to the Premier League? It’s hard to say, Mazzarri is a coach of the highest level, he’s proved that everywhere he’s worked.“I don’t think the geographical location of his new club is important, it’s the project. Walter deserves to work at a high level.“For his new challenge two things will count above all; the project and the contract. He could return to work immediately, or at the end of the season, it depends on the project.”
WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton ended September with more money in the bank than rival Barack Obama, holding $35million cash on hand for the presidential primary contests to his $32million. Both were far ahead of Republican money leader Rudy Giuliani, underscoring the financial disparity between the parties. Giuliani reported $11.6million in the bank for the primaries. Clinton, who had trailed Obama in fundraising and in money in the bank at the end of June, edged past him with an aggressive third quarter of fundraising. Obama had not yet filed a detailed report of his third-quarter finances with the Federal Election Commission. The filing deadline was 11:59 p.m. EDT Monday. Thompson, whose report covers fundraising and spending since June, when he began exploring a presidential bid, raised $12.8million during that four-month period. He reported $7.1million in the bank at the end of September, as well as $678,000 in debts. Romney reported $9.2million cash in hand, thanks in large part to the $17.5million he has funneled into his campaign since the beginning of the year. He has raised $45million since January, but leads all Republican candidates with $52.8million in spending for the year. As a group, Romney, Giuliani and Thompson enter the final stretch before the first nominating contests with money to spend on get-out-the-vote and advertising campaigns. Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and actor on NBC’s “Law & Order,” raised $9.3million of his $12.8million total during the July-September period. Giuliani is the Republican front-runner nationally, but he lags behind Romney in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa. In New Hampshire, another important early voting state, polls show the race a virtual toss-up among Giuliani, Romney and John McCain. Thompson also is competitive with the top tier in state and national polls. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, considered a formidable campaigner but hindered by a lack of money, reported raising $1million during the summer, his best quarter so far. He had $650,000 cash on hand after spending nearly $820,000 in the quarter. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., raised $925,745 over the past three months, less than the $1.4million his campaign brought in from April to June. Brownback spent $1.28million and reported having just $94,653 in the bank.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Clinton, who also has been raising money for the general election, had a total of $50million in the bank, her campaign said Monday night. But $15million of that cannot be used for the primaries. She reported spending $21.3million from July to September, less than the $22million she raised for the primary. Obama appeared to have spent an amount similar to the $20million he has reported raising for the same period. Among Republicans, Mitt Romney spent $21million during the third quarter, more than twice what he raised during the period and more than what he spent in previous quarters, according to his FEC report. The former Massachusetts governor, who has been tapping his personal wealth to supplement money from contributors, raised $9.8million and lent his campaign $8.5million over the summer. Giuliani reported spending $13million during the same period, compared with the $10.2million he raised for the primary campaign. Giuliani also raised about $1.3million to spend on the general election if he wins the nomination. Fred Thompson, who didn’t officially enter the race until early September, reported spending $5.4million during the quarter, more than half of it last month.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The findings, from a team of U.S. and German researchers led by Michael Otto of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared in Sunday’s online edition of the journal Nature Medicine. While only 14 percent of serious MRSA infections are the community associated kind, they have drawn attention in recent months with a spate of reports in schools, including the death of a 17-year-old Virginia high school student. Both hospital-associated and community-associated MRSA contained genes for the peptides. But their production was much higher in the CA-MRSA, the researchers said. The compounds first cause inflammation, drawing the immune cells to the site of the infection, and then destroy those cells. The research was conducted in mice and with human blood in laboratory tests. WASHINGTON – The aggressive antibiotic-resistant staph infection responsible for thousands of recent illnesses undermines the body’s defenses by causing germ-fighting cells to explode, researchers reported Sunday. Experts say the findings may help lead to better treatments. An estimated 90,000 people in the United States fall ill each year from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. It is not clear how many die from the infection; one estimate put it at more than 18,000, which would be slightly higher than U.S. deaths from AIDS. The infection long has been associated with health care facilities, where it attacks people with reduced immune systems. But many recent cases involve an aggressive strain, community-associated MRSA, or CA-MRSA. It can cause severe infections and even death in otherwise healthy people outside of health care settings. The CA-MRSA strain secretes a kind of peptide – a compound formed by amino acids – that causes immune cells called neutrophils to burst, eliminating a main defense against infection, according to researchers.
The recession may still be biting but the Inishowen community showed that it is fighting back. The local business community was out in force to attend the first ever Inishowen Development Partnership’s Business Awards Ceremony last Thursday in Buncrana.The event, organised by the Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), was held to celebrate the success of local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been supported in their start up by IDP and to showcase the talent and entrepreneurial skills within the Peninsula. Three new local businesses – Hugh Doherty, Iconic Flowers Ltd, Eilish Grant, Grant Apparel (Clubman) Ltd and Jonathan Doherty & Christopher Lynch, (EHP) Efficient Heating & Plumbing Company Ltd all won awards on the night and now go forward to represent Inishowen at the Local Development Companies Regional Finals in Cavan.The businesses, with support from the IDP, the Department of Social Protection, and Solas, successfully managed their transition from unemployment to employment and learned key skills and life lessons on the journey so far.Even better, they have also created job opportunities in an area with limited work possibilities at this time.Speaking at the event, Rosemary Lyons, IDP Enterprise Officer, said that “It must be the worst thing to look back on life and say ‘I would have, I could have, or I should have. “Particularly when there are Agencies out there, like the Inishowen Development Partnership who want to, and can help those taking the journey to self-employment and business start-up.“We want to acknowledge the quality of life benefits that self- employment opportunities bring, to both individuals and the local community.The inaugural Business Awards were organised to recognise IDPs entrepreneurial clients, making every effortto start a new business in difficult times.IDP Manager Shauna McClenaghan explained that the event aimed to “highlight the resulting job creation from these businesses, both full and part-time and other indirect employment opportunities.“We wanted to showcase and celebrate the amazing talent and entrepreneurship which exists in the Inishowen Peninsula. The IDP offers a range of practical supports and for some the best option may be, access the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.Which currently allows those taking the self-employment option, the opportunity to retain their social welfare payment for a period between 9 months and 2 years, on a reducing basis, while setting up in business.For others it may be knowledge of the Revenue “Start your Own Business Tax Relief initiative”.This scheme provides an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum, for a period of two years, to individuals setting up a qualifying business; having been unemployed for a period of at least 12 months prior to starting the business. While this was a positive Event for Inishowen, the one cloud hanging over the Event was the future of the Local Development Company itself.Given the uncertainty around the delivery mechanism of the new Local Development programmes, Rosemary Lyons, pointed out that the Enterprise Officers role combines developmental, vocational and business mentoring roles and stressed the importance of ensuring that this service continues locally and that the benefits to families and individuals is not underestimated.INISHOWEN START-UPS SHOW THE WAY AT BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardsBusinessBusiness start-upsCavanIDPnewsRegional finals
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.West Ham play their final game at Upton Park on Tuesday night when they take on Manchester United in their penultimate game of the Premier League season.The Hammers are 11/5 to bow out of the Boleyn with a win, while United are the 13/10 favourites.United will leapfrog Manchester City into fourth with victory, and are 11/10 to secure the final Champions League qualification spot, with their near neigbours priced at 4/6.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Jack Wilshere in action against Turkey 1 Jack Wilshere started just one Premier League game this season, but he was named in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI for England first pre-Euro 2016 friendly.The Three Lions took on Turkey at the Etihad Stadium, and they claimed a victory despite a less than convincing performance.Wilshere lasted 66 minutes of the game before being taken off for Jordan Henderson, after a performance which did little to inspire confidence in his talents.The Arsenal man managed just one shot, completed only a single dribble and played two key passes in a display which lacked either offensive or defensive focus.His poor performance was picked up on by the watching supporters, who shared their view on the 24-year-old on social media…
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United have made an increased £28million move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Old Trafford giants have upped the ante in their attempts to land the Borussia Dortmund midfielder with a significantly improved second offer. And there is increasing confidence a deal for Mkhitaryan will be agreed. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea have made their move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with a £19.2million bid. The Blues are huge fans of the 24-year-old centre-back. But Napoli want £30million for their Senegalese centre-back and have already rejected Chelsea’s offer. (Daily Mirror)Willian is set to sign a bumper new contract at Chelsea. And that will be bad news for his former boss Jose Mourinho, who was desperate to take the Brazilian to Manchester United. (The Sun)Real Madrid have slapped a staggering £60m price tag on Alvaro Morata after taking advantage of a clause to re-sign the striker from Juventus. It has already scared off Arsenal who believe that is way too much and it could leave a straight fight between Manchester United and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)Gareth Bale will return to Spain after the European Championship to a ‘contract for life’ at Real Madrid. The news will scupper the interest from Premier League powerhouses but shows once again the growing presence of Bale as one of the world’s very best players. (Daily Mail)Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard to Liverpool. The German boss is ready to bring in a host of fresh talent during his first summer transfer window in charge of the club. And Klopp is interested in young midfielder Odegaard. (Daily Express)Liverpool have no intention of joining the race to sign Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend. The Reds have been linked with a move for the England international, who has a £10.5million buyout clause. However, Jurgen Klopp is not in for Townsend and is instead keen on securing the services of Southampton’s Sadio Mane, who would command a fee of around £30million. (Liverpool Echo)Borussia Moenchengladbach are prepared to break their £11.5m transfer record to sign Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen permanently. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City want to sign Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane by tomorrow – but Bayern Munich are holding up the deal. The German star’s representatives have been holding talks with Schalke since yesterday to finalise the £40m move. Bayern have made a last-ditched attempt to snap-up the 20-year-old – but don’t want to sign him until next season. (The Sun)Juventus have confirmed that they are yet to receive any bids for Manchester Unitedand Real Madrid target Paul Pogba. (Daily Mirror)Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has had a medical with Leicester ahead of a £12million move. Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is also pursuing a move for £12.7million Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina. (Daily Mirror)Watford remain determined to keep Troy Deeney from joining Leicester and have reiterated the striker is not for sale following a meeting on Tuesday. The Hornets have rejected two bids for their captain from the Foxes after turning down Leicester’s latest offer of £25million offer at the weekend. (Daily Mail)West Ham have had a £2.3million bid rejected for Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson. (Daily Mirror)Blackburn Rovers are in talks over a move for former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell. The 22-year-old was released by United at the end of the season and is available as a free agent. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Zlatan transfer latest: Striker has already SIGNED for Manchester United, talkSPORT toldChelsea transfer latest: Blues join West Ham and Everton in chase for Juventus misfit striker Simone ZazaNuri Sahin set for Jurgen Klopp reunion at Liverpool? Galatasaray also interested in Borussia Dortmund misfitNewcastle transfer news: Napoli and Roma readying moves for Magpies star Moussa SissokoManchester United transfer news: Red Devils rivalling Inter Milan for Ezequiel Garay
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Liverpool have jumped to the head of the queue in the race to sign Georginio Wijnaldum and are confident they can strike a deal with Newcastle United this week for the coveted midfielder. Newcastle have set a fee of £27?million, but Liverpool are confident they can settle on a deal nearer to £20?million. (Daily Telegraph)Jose Mourinho could scupper Swansea City’s bid to bring Joe Allen back to the Liberty Stadium. Manchester United are said to be considering a shock move for the Liverpool midfielder, one of the stars for Wales in their incredible Euro 2016 campaign. (South Wales Evening Post)Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has not set Manchester United a deadline to sign the Juventus midfielder. However, it is understood all parties are thought to want to conclude the deal quickly and do not want to drag the saga out all summer. Jose Mourinho was initially pessimistic about United’s chances of signing Pogba amid intense competition, but the club’s discussions with Raiola have been positive. (Manchester Evening News)Napoli will not lower their demands for Arsenal and Juventus target Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine striker is keen to leave this summer but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is refusing to release the 28-year-old for anything less than the full amount of the buyout clause in his contract, set at €94.5 million. (Gazzetta World)Riyad Mahrez is set for a dream move to Barcelona after telling Leicester he wants to leave. The PFA Player of the Year rejected a bumper new contract with the champions this weekend. He has now instructed his representatives to engineer a move away from the King Power this summer and the Nou Camp is the Algerian’s preferred location. (The Sun)Leicester will use cash from N’Golo Kante’s £30million sale to Chelsea to increase bids for Robbie Brady and Michael Keane. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City have been offered Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. Pep Guardiola is a confirmed admirer of the Italian international – describing him as one of his “favourite ever players.” Juve are said to want a world record fee for a defender – valuing Bonucci in excess of £50m. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester City have joined the £15million race to sign West Ham whizkid Reece Oxford. Scouts from City, Spurs and Manchester United watched the 17-year-old play for England U-19s against Holland on Friday. Real Sociedad keeper Geronimo Rulli, 24, is also a £6.5m target for new Etihad boss Pep Guardiola. (The Sun)Lazio are continuing to negotiate with West Ham for £15million striker Enner Valencia – but face strong competition from Swansea. (Daily Mirror)Portugal’s Euros hero Cedric Soares is the third Southampton star currently in contract talks with the club. Right-back Cedric joins Shane Long and Dusan Tadic in being locked in negotiations over a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham have opened talks with Marseille over an £11million deal for winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. Negotiations are at an early stage but the deal could see Clinton N’Jie go the other way. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Liverpool FC: ‘You’ll see the best of Klopp now he is getting the players he wants’ – Reds record signing tells talkSPORTChelsea FC transfer news: Riyad Mahrez to sign, but star midfielder to leave?Serie A news: Napoli sign Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini from SunderlandArsenal FC transfer news: Is this how the Gunners could look with Riyad Mahrez and Carlos Bacca?