Renuka Tewari – amplifying teenage crafts into a business

first_imgRenuka Tewari is a self-taught craftswoman, who hails from the county of Demerara. As a teenager who loves crafts and designing, she has managed to create a business in less than a year, which brings to life the needs of her customers. CraftsCreations&Smiles, her online-based business, speaks volumes in bringing out the strange crafty demands of customers. What makes this enterprise a unique one is the fact that the items cannot be found in stores or on the Internet, since it customises items to fit the various occasions.Some of the popular items in recent months include dream catchers and elaborate floral crowns. However, mugs with catchy slogans, twisted copper necklaces, and eccentric bridal bouquets are also on the list.“CraftsCreations&Smiles is an online craft store and my aim is to provide the customised creations. We also have items that are already made. We do items such as bouquets, floral arrangements, floral crowns, mugs, corsages, and basically anything crafty.”Tewari recalled that it all started when a friend desperately needed a floral crown for his girlfriend and she decided to help him. It was that first creation of hers that sparked a latent aspiration to make craft-making an enterprise, rather than just a hobby.“After creating that piece, I posted it on social media and it received tons of likes. That’s when I decided that I can create even more amazing stuff and make a business out of it,” Tewari explained.“The main aim behind the business is to have persons being able to have their designs come to life, so we work with various specifications,” she related.She reminisced on the days when artsy ‘stuff’ was just part of her school projects, which would reflect her imagination and personality. Building on those memories, she continues to create for her business even more astonishing pieces that capture the attention of strangers everywhere.On numerous platforms, the 19-year-old has had the chance to showcase her products. Her creations have been showcased at Curl Fete and the recently-held Regional Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition at the Leonora Track and Field Centre.In both cases, customers are thrilled at the quality of work being handcrafted by Tewari and many of her items are sold immediately.She explained that making other people happy is one of the things that drive the business forward, since she is always working to please the customers and meet their needs. This epitomises her favourite quote, “Keep smiling and brighten someone’s day” which she turns to for inspiration.Bending copper into dazzling pieces is not just her way of making crafts, but it relieves stress and enables the mind to think beyond the norm.last_img read more


first_img…on teachers’ “vocation” hypocrisyAt the Minister of Education’s award ceremony for Region Four teachers, one teacher read her poem detailing in verse the woes of her profession in light of their meagre wage – especially after the insult they received in lieu of increases after their one week strike. Immediately, up bounced Ivelaw Griffith, Vice Chancellor of UG onto the stage, to gratuitously “advise” the teachers that they should “do it for the passion, not the pay”!!Can you believe this man? Here he is, earning millions monthly – not to mention his perks – after he was let go at his last posting at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and he’s talking about “teaching for passion and not pay”?? Was it the “passion for teaching” that drove him to appoint a 12-person “Cabinet” with three Deputy Vice Chancellors” to assist him?? You don’t believe he called his top assistants a “Cabinet”? Just google the UG website!!Was it for “passion” that his first act after he was appointed was to raise UG students fees by five per cent, even though he attended for free back in the day?? Which he had to rescind because of the outcry! Was it for “passion” he flew a huge entourage – mainly his “Cabinet” – up to New York supposedly to “raise funds” but ended up spending $4 million and brought back $2 million!! Unlike Jack of yore, he PUT IN a plum and PULLED OUT a thumb!!Was it for “passion” he insisted on the first “Investiture Ceremony” for himself in the 50+ year history of Guyana? This involved a procession with faculty attired in academic regalia to confer the “official powers and responsibilities of the office to Professor Griffith”!! This, not so incidentally, cost $10 million?? Even greats like Drayton who preceded him didn’t try to puff up themselves at the expense of the institution.He tied in the “Investiture Ceremony” with an elaborate “”Diaspora Conference” at the Ramada Princess Hotel. Was it because of his “passion for education” there were no students in attendance nor any papers presented by them? Was it because of his “passion for teaching” that had him launch a very expensive glossy “Renaissance” Magazine which seems to have as its sole goal to “big up” his reputation?It’s hypocritical for Griffith to be telling teachers who still can’t get a living wage to not worry about money when he’s spending the stuff – from our tax dollars – like it was going out of style. And UG is over $500 million in debt!!There needs to be a CoI into the operations of the VC. Maybe Justice Kennard who has experience with wild spending at City Hall?…on wild claims in ParliamentIn the wake of President Trump’s proclivity for making all sorts of wild and outrageous assertions, the term “fact checking” has moved out of the publication business and into general usage. In Guyana, the Public Infrastructure Minister seems to have caught the bug during his presentation on the budget!He reels off a host of projects initiated by the PPP complaining there were “no feasibility studies”. He, of course, has been stung by the SOCU investigation into why he sole-sourced a $153 MILLION feasibility study for the Demerara Harbour Bridge – which had to be thrown out!! PPP’s Irfaan Ali nailed him immediately on one wild claim about the East Coast-East Bank bypass road!But there was his claim for the Skeldon Factory. If he’d looked at Tate and Lyle’s website, he’d see “Booker Tate carried out a viability and expansion study which recommended… a new cane sugar factory at the Skeldon Sugar Estate”. The he spoke about Amaila Falls.Did he check the one for Burnham in 1976 by Motor-Columbus Consulting Engineers? Sheesh!!…on sugar lieLast Sunday, Nagamootoo gloated, “…the balance in severance payment…owed to the sugar workers who lost their jobs as a result of the closure of some estates, was paid.”So why were the Wales workers picketing on Wednesday for “severance”?last_img read more

I dropped Rooney for lack of pace- Mourinho

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney chats with his manager Jose Mourinho during the game against Arsenal on November 19, 2016 at Old Trafford. PHOTO/ DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 21- The need for speed saw Wayne Rooney parked back on the Manchester United bench on Saturday.As Jose Mourinho was at pains to point out, the demotion of the England captain had nothing to do with the boozy gate-crashing of a wedding party while on international duty. Having publicly put an arm round Rooney’s shoulders, the pragmatic boss did not extend his sympathy to his team selection.Mourinho looked at the opposition, decided the player was not quite up to it and chose Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford instead. Rooney, who started United’s last two matches, was dropped.‘I thought we were going to have the ball,’ Mourinho explained after 31-year-old Rooney’s 30-minute cameo.‘Arsenal are a team who let the opponents play. I thought we would have space and the ball would arrive quite easily to the attacking players. I believed ones like Mata, Martial and Rashford were faster than Wayne, better attacking opponents one-to-one in the last line. I thought it was the best option.’Rooney’s week started with a dawn bed-time and lurid headlines, and it finished with him labelling his critics ‘disgraceful’ in a passionate attack at the way he has been treated since his misbehaviour was made public.He said: ‘I’m proud to play for my country and I’m proud of my achievements. It’s not finished yet. I think what’s been going on is disgraceful. It shows a lack of respect and I think enough is enough. It feels as if the media are trying to write my obituary and I won’t let that happen.’Mourinho has a different, bigger picture, like working out how his team turned a decent performance into a third successive draw after Olivier Giroud’s late header cancelled out Mata’s opener.Phil Jones compared it frankly to a ‘6-0 slapping’ and his manager said it was a miracle United did not win.Amid all the angst and anger at Old Trafford there were signs that maybe, just maybe, the home side have reasons to be cheerful.Finally, Mourinho appears to have found his best midfield combination. With captain for the day Michael Carrick and the busy Ander Herrera in the side, world record signing Paul Pogba looks like he has found his expensive feet.‘Paul is adapting much better,’ the manager said. ‘He is much more confident. Obviously he plays with some guidelines over his position but at the same time with some freedom to occupy some attacking areas where he feels and thinks he can be important. He is comfortable on the pitch.’The evergreen Carrick’s role in £89million Pogba’s improvement cannot be downplayed and Mourinho suggested he will be rewarded with a new contract.‘Michael is 35 years old,’ he said. ‘It is very sad to know that time flies for every one of us. He is such a fantastic player and it is a pity, I always loved him, but instead of being his manager when he was 25 I am his manager when he is 35.’He may still be staying in a hotel, but Mourinho appears to have already picked up the local dialect.‘I am still having Michael Carrick,’ he added. ‘And probably for one more season.’A relieved Arsene Wenger was left to hail the Gunners’ spirit. After a bright start they faded and spent long periods on the back foot and Giroud’s leveller, set up by fellow benchwarmer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, came out of the blue. A hint, maybe, that things may be different for the perennial Premier League bridesmaids this year.‘The resilience was the main thing and we kept our composure as well, even at the end,’ the Arsenal manager said.‘I believe there’s a great harmony in the squad. The players who come on make a difference every time and that’s not a coincidence. That is down to attitude and overall I took some gambles as well.’For Wenger, the emotions were different from those of his hosts.‘When you are 1-0 down, you come back to 1-1 with a minute to go, it feels more than a draw, that’s for sure,’ he admitted.He too, was left frustrated, however. ‘We can accept a point here,’ he explained. ‘But we are getting too many draws at the moment and with three points for a win you cannot afford that too many times so it’s important for us to get back to winning habits.’-By Daily Mail–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FA Cup fifth round draw: Giant-killing Bradford to face Sunderland or Fulham

first_img1 Bradford may get the chance to claim another Premier League scalp in the FA Cup, with the League One side set to face either Sunderland or Fulham in the next stage as reward for their fourth-round heroics over Chelsea.Phil Parkinson’s giant killers caused one of the greatest upsets in the competition’s history when they came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on a Saturday full of shock results.While Sunderland or Fulham – who replay next week after a goalless draw – are not the Manchester United or Arsenal the barnstorming Bantams will have hoped for, they may fancy another surprise against either the top flight strugglers or the second-tier side.If Manchester United can get past Cambridge in their replay they will travel to the winners of Preston and Sheffield United, while holders Arsenal host Middlesbrough – the Championship high-fliers who won at Manchester City in another of the weekend’s shock scores.Liverpool and Bolton will replay for the right to go to Crystal Palace, while Leicester and Aston Villa meet in a Midlands derby.West Brom face West Ham at home, while the winners of Monday’s tie between Rochdale and Stoke will travel to Blackburn.Derby play host to Reading in an all-Championship affair to round off the draw, but it is the enduring appeal of Bradford that is likely to hold the headlines.League Cup finalists two years ago, they are making further waves this year and their stunning win at Chelsea will be spoken of for years to come.The last time they faced Sunderland saw them lose 3-0 in December 2003, while they have to go all the way back to 1994 to find their last meeting with Fulham, a goalless draw.FA Cup fifth round draw:Crystal Palace v Liverpool/BoltonArsenal v MiddlesbroughAston Villa v LeicesterWest Brom v West HamBradford v Sunderland/FulhamBlackburn v Stoke/RochdaleDerby v ReadingPreston/Sheffield United v Cambridge/Manchester UnitedTies to be played across the weekend of February 14 and 15. Bradford celebrate their brilliant 4-2 FA Cup fourth round victory at Chelsea last_img read more

‘He is vital’ – Fabregas hails Chelsea’s main man

first_imgThis interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmaguk“Football is unexpected,” said Cesc Fabregas as he ponders his move from Barcelona to Chelsea last summer. For most of his football life, Fabregas and his new manager Jose Mourinho had been rivals. The Spaniard was in his formative years when Mourinho was transforming Chelsea from a team that the midfielder’s former side Arsenal had become accustomed to beating into one that always seemed to be one step ahead of the north Londoners. And when Fabregas fulfilled his dream of returning to his boyhood club Barcelona in 2011, he found Mourinho at the helm of a record-breaking Real Madrid side that finished nine points ahead of the Catalans in his first season back in Spain. Fabregas is now, however, an integral part of the Mourinho winning machine. We meet the 28-year-old less than a week after he won the Premier League title with Chelsea – an achievement that eluded him throughout his eight years at Arsenal. “It’s been a very good year,” he grins. “We won two trophies (the Blues also won the Capital One Cup in March) and hopefully it’s just the beginning of something very good for this club. That’s what you hope, that’s what you want and that’s what you fight for.” He has enjoyed four days off on Mourinho’s instruction. But today Fabregas goes back to work, with the team set to meet at Chelsea’s training ground in a few hours’ time to prepare for their first match as league champions. Until then, and with a large sushi order on the way to ensure he arrives at Cobham fully fuelled, Fabregas is ours to ask how an unexpected link- up with a former foe turned into one of the season’s biggest success stories…Was there a moment or match during the season when you first realised this was a title-winning team? “Basically, in all the big games. Almost every three days we were competing in the Champions League, Capital One Cup or Premier League. And, up until now, we’ve lost only three games all season. That’s remarkable, I’d say, because we’ve played more than 50 games for sure [Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend was their 52nd game of the season]. That’s not an easy thing to do, considering the high level football is at these days. I knew from the beginning that we had a good squad and all the ingredients to have a good season, but you still have to perform to make that happen. We’ve been very consistent throughout the whole season. And, at the end, it’s the most consistent teams that get silverware.”Was the transition from playing in Spain to returning to the Premier League as straightforward as many presumed it would be for you? “There is always something you have to adjust to when you go to a new club, as much as it is the same league that I played in for eight years at Arsenal. When you change clubs, though, there are new people, new tactics, a new manager, new everything. So you have to adapt and adjust to what the team wants from you. But apart from that, I have always just tried to play my game, be natural and be efficient.” Cesc Fabregas What was it like for you going back to the Emirates as a Chelsea player?  Were you surprised at the booing from some sections of the crowd?“There was some at the beginning, but at the end of the game when I came off it was very nice. So that’s what I take from it. I just tried to take it as a normal day and play my game. It is difficult because obviously I know I played there for many years. I know the pitch and the memories do come back to you, but you have to be professional and get the three points for your team. Well, that’s what I hoped for. As it turned out, the [0-0] draw was a very good result for us.”Do you think the Premier League has changed at all in the years between you leaving Arsenal and joining Chelsea?“Yes, I think the league is improving. I think it’s tactically much better. It is growing up. At places like QPR, Hull, Leicester and Burnley we won all our games but I think it was the individual quality that always made the difference. That means that collectively, the teams in England are tactically very strong. They defend better, there are not so many spaces in the middle of the park and they know how to press. That’s why every year it’s more difficult to get results.”What about personally? Are you a different player compared to the one who left England for Spain in 2011?“In Spain I learned a lot, especially tactically. That Barcelona team was a very experienced one. They won many trophies, so to go there you had to be at your best. I learned a lot from all the players there. I also feel more mature now, having played in England before and then in Spain. I have played for such big clubs with great players and in so many big tournaments. I feel grateful for that because I have matured a lot and it shows on the pitch. I can feel it.” Chelsea started the season in sensational form, but slowed somewhat as the season progressed. Are there lessons you can take from this year to ensure that early form is maintained next season? “You don’t necessarily need to always play the way we did at the beginning to win things. We’ve shown that. If you look at it, the only time when you can say that we didn’t perform as well as we could have was during the second half of the game against Paris Saint-Germain when we went out of the Champions League. The first leg in Paris, I think we played a solid game. A draw was a good result for us. But it’s true that in the second half of the second leg, when PSG had ten men [after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off on 31 minutes], we maybe should have approached the game in a different way. We should have played better than we did. Apart from that, you can mention the result against Bradford [Chelsea lost 4-2 at home to the Bantams in the fourth round of the FA Cup], when a lot of players were rested and others were on the bench. There was a lot of rotation for that game, so I don’t take that result as anything big because I know these kinds of things can happen – especially in English football.”So you don’t agree that Chelsea were grinding out results more as the season went on?  “In the league we’ve won nearly all our games, and that’s in the second half of the season as well. Whether we have done that by playing better or worse, I don’t know. But it was done by playing for the result that we wanted, which was to win. And that’s what we did. Maybe we didn’t play as fluently as before or with the same freedom, but we got results. So I get surprised when people say that we didn’t play as well as in the first half of the season, because when you win the league with the amount of points and wins that we have got, and having lost only two games, it’s a bit too much [smiles].”Members of the Arsenal side that went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten have said they went into every game with an unshakeable belief. Has there been a similar feeling around Chelsea this season?“To be honest, the feeling I had was that we could beat anyone. That’s how I felt before going into games. We lost games against Tottenham and Newcastle, but they are two difficult places to go during the season. And the Spurs game came during the Christmas period when everything is a little bit crazy, because there are too many games and the team has to be rotated – so it can happen. We went out of the Champions League without losing a single game. So it has been a good season, really, and the confidence of the team has been very high.”Was that Champions League exit the toughest point of the season for you?“Yes, 100 per cent. We were very disappointed to go out, but these things can happen. And it’s PSG – they have also invested a lot in the team and have great players. But it happened and it’s the only thing that I have negative in my mind for this season.” 5 5 Six assists in your first four Premier League games of the season suggest it didn’t take you too long to adapt…“I just tried to play my football, really. I’ve been lucky enough that the manager has believed in me and that he allows me to play the way I feel – this is always important. Of course he asks me to do specific things on the pitch. But, apart from that – and especially when we have the ball – I can be free and I can play how I think the game needs to be played. That is always important for me.”Did you come to Chelsea with any expectations of what it would be like to work with Mourinho, given how often you’ve played against him in your career?“I had my thoughts, but until you work with the person who you expect things from, or who you don’t really know about, then you are always curious to see how things will really be. And so far, so good. I’m learning a lot. He’s making me feel things that I hadn’t felt for a while. And I feel very important, which is vital.”Has there been anything about his management style that surprised you?“No, I know that he really fights for his players; he defends his players to the end. He’s very demanding. He wants the best out of you every single day, and that’s what I want: a manager who makes you feel at the top of your game. With him you also know you have to be at the top of your game, otherwise you don’t play. This is good for the whole squad because you know if you are competing well, you will have your chance. It’s a very fair approach. The motivation he has given to the team all season is not easy. Sometimes when you win too much or when you lose, it can either give you too much confidence or not enough. But he always maintains the right balance. And he always wants to win.”From what you’ve seen at Chelsea and other teams you’ve played for, how much does the attitude of the players on the pitch reflect the manager’s approach?“I’ve always said the manager makes a big difference. There are so many examples, like at Atletico Madrid with [Diego] Simeone. Compare how they were before him with how they are now. And with Mourinho it is the same thing. When he went to Real Madrid, they won the league with 100 points. Now in England he comes back and wins the Premier League after Chelsea went five years without winning it. So for me, a manager is very important, because if a player doesn’t believe in his manager then I know from experience that it’s not going to work as well. It is a difficult job because you have to make your players believe in what you say, in what you do and in how you want to play. If your players don’t believe, then you can try to do as much as you want – [but] there will never be a connection. I think he [Mourinho] is vital. He is very good at this.” 5 5 5 When you’re playing alongside someone like Lionel Messi, like you did at Barcelona, do you try and take in everything you can from him?“I absorbed a lot from him. But obviously to reach Messi’s level is impossible because he is one of a kind. But I soaked up everything I could. Technically and tactically, I have learned a lot and I’m very proud of that.”last_img read more

Exclusive: Bayern Munich ‘working on the assumption’ that Pep Guardiola will leave

first_imgGerman football expert Raphael Honigstein believes Bayern Munich are ‘working on the assumption’ that boss Pep Guardiola will leave at the end of the season.Recent reports suggest Guardiola will announce his decision to leave the club at the end of the current campaign when he makes his decision clear next week. The Bundesliga giants are waiting on an answer from the former Barcelona boss, whose contract expires next summer and he has put off signing a new deal at the Allianz Arena.The situation with the 44-year-old has put a number of Premier League clubs on red alert, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all possible destinations.Rumours surfaced last summer suggesting Guardiola had agreed a deal to take over at the Etihad in 2016, but Honigstein thinks even the Catalonian is not sure where his future lies.“I think the assumption at Bayern is that he’s going to tell them ‘sorry, I’m off’,” Honigstein told Hawksbee and Jacobs.  “They’re working on that assumption.“A coach that doesn’t accept an offer that’s on the table and asks to wait rarely gives you a positive answer.“The fact it’s taken so long to nail him down to an answer has been not so well received. It’s testament to how highly they value him.“Why there is still no official word is there’s an element of hope that things will change.“He is somebody who changes his mind rather frequently but they are working on the assumption he’ll tell them no.“Sport Bild, who usually have a good way in with Bayern, say that he has actually told Bayern already last week that the likely answer is no.“What he will do, I don’t know. I don’t think anybody at Bayern knows, I am not sure he himself knows. I don’t believe he’s already agreed to go to City [last summer], that would not make sense.“But I do believe City, with [Txiki] Begiristain and [Ferran] Soriano there, obviously feel they are in a great position to attract him if he comes available.”last_img read more

Perez cools off hot head

first_imgPALM DESERT – Pat Perez knew reaching golf’s upper echelon meant ditching his hot-tempered reputation. It hasn’t been easy, but Perez believes he is on his way to finding peace on the course. His performance during Wednesday’s first round of the 47th annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic could be a solid step in the right direction. Perez fired a career-best 12-under-par 60 at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West to grab a three-shot lead over Chad Campbell. “(I’m) trying to stay patient and calm on the course, and not get too excited or too mad or any of that stuff,” said Perez, who needed just 22 putts. “I really tried to grind that into myself to try and succeed.” His reputation took a further hit during last year’s Honda Classic in Florida when he responded to a fan’s criticism with a hand gesture. “I’m really trying to work on first changing my reputation and having a huge attitude and bad temper and the whole thing,” said Perez, who credits self help for his mind-set. “I think that’s after the thing that happened with Honda. I started realizing a little bit more how stupid it is and how embarrassing it is.” Campbell had nothing to be embarrassed about with his 63. He took advantage of the four par 5s at Bermuda Dunes to put himself in contention. He shot 5 under on the long-distance holes, including an eagle at No. 13. “It’s just a matter of hitting close and being able to make a few putts,” he said. “The conditions of these golf courses are perfect. So you really don’t have any excuses if you miss a putt. It’s perfect – just have to get the ball started on line.” Normally a 63 would be at the top of the leaderboard, but Campbell knows the Hope’s reputation as a birdie free-for-all. “You know, 60 is a good score, doesn’t matter the course,” he said. “I guess he was at PGA West. You know, that’s a phenomenal round there. You expect low scores but don’t usually expect a 60. You expect 63s, 64s, 65s, but 60 is a pretty good score.” All of the top 10 scores took place away from Classic Club, the Hope’s new course. The wind increased as the day progressed, with Joey Sindelar firing a 5-under 67 for the best score. “The big question mark this year is going to be what the scores are at the Classic Club,” said Olin Browne, who fired a 67 at Bermuda Dunes. “It’s my understanding that the wind is a potential factor over there, and judging from the scores, people haven’t gone very low over there yet.” Defending champion Justin Leonard opened with a 5-under 67 at Bermuda Dunes. Two-time champion Phil Mickelson made his season debut with a 66 at La Quinta Country Club. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card He opened play on the back nine with two straight birdies, reached 4-under through six holes, and got his groove into overdrive at 17 with four straight birdies. He finished his bogey-free round with three consecutive birdies to become the 20th player in PGA Tour history to score 60 or better. “I just feel mentally stronger, because I’m physically stronger,” he said. “My mind is clear, and my mind feels stronger because I’ve been working my tail off.” There never has been a doubt about Perez’s ability on the course. Three years ago, he set the Bermuda Dunes Country Club record at 11-under 61 during the second round of the Hope and tied for sixth. But his behavior has cost him his reputation. During the 2002 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he held a four-stroke lead through 36 and 54 holes but self destructed on the final day. In the final round, he slammed his 3 wood to the ground en route to a double bogey on 14, then took a triple bogey on 18 to lose the tourney by three strokes. last_img read more

Why Mourinho will reject ‘huge’ offer from Guangzhou Evergrande

first_imgJose Mourinho will reject a ‘huge’ offer from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande because of family reasons.Despite the lucrative deal on the table, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss will not return to football management in the Far East. 3 Speculation has been rife he would manage in France after being spotted at several Ligue 1 games last season getty images talkSPORT Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December after leading the Red Devils to their worst Premier League start in history.Despite this, talkSPORT exclusively revealed on Friday Guangzhou had made a significant offer for the ‘Special One’ to take charge.Pictures emerged of Mourinho meeting Hui Jiayin – the most influential figure in Chinese football – to discuss a sensational return to management. Mourinho met Mr Hui recently for talks over a sensational return to football Mr Hui is the chairman of Evergrande Group, which finances Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, and is committed to bringing the best names in football to the Far East.The billionaire real estate developer, who is said to have a strong ambition to inspire China to reach the World Cup and perform with honour, had positive discussions with the former Inter Milan boss, with the opportunity to manage Evergrande and the national team both on the table. 3 But The Guardian claim Mourinho will reject this offer because he does not want to uproot his family and relocate to China.Mourinho is also not interested in international management, preferring a return to the club game when the right opportunity arises.In his time away from the managerial merry-go-round, the 56-year-old has worked extensively as a pundit for beIN SPORTS, with his insight delighting fans. getty images – getty Jose Mourinho is expected to reject a lucrative offer from China 3last_img read more

Aston Villa take summer spending to around £80m with capture of England U21 ace

first_img punished LATEST 1 Ezri Konsa has completed his move from Brentford to Aston Villa.The England Under-21 defender has joined in a £12million deal, after the newly-promoted Premier League club triggered the buy-out clause in his Bees contract. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TROPHY REVEALED Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 20.53%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen boost center_img Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea John Terry has signed a new contract extension with Aston Villa which keep him at the club until 2021The central defender was signed by Brentford last summer for just £2.5million from Charlton and was a regular starter in the side.Dean Smith was the manager who brought in Konsa last season and the 21-year-old was a key member of his side before he left to take charge of Villa.The pair are now reunited in the Premier League as the Midlands club continue to bolster their squad ahead of their return to the Premier League, with their summer spending now at around £80million.Tyrone Mings was signed on a permanent deal from Bournemouth, while Brazilian striker Wesley has arrived from Club Brugges and Jota has been brought in from rivals Birmingham. JIBE Ezri Konsa has completed his move to Aston Villa Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Images LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest Kortney Hause and Anwar El Ghazi’s loans have also been made permanent with Matt Targett also being signed from Southampton.Smith is believed to want to re-sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe but there has been no recent update on whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will let him leave again on loan.On Konsa’s signing, Smith said: “Ezri fits the profile of the type of player we were searching for.“It helps that Richard O’Kelly and I have worked with him before. He’s a high-potential player who I believe can step up to the Premier League and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”last_img read more

Jeffersonville Man Arrested for Stealing Rebar from bridge site

first_imgDuring the conversation with Jeanmel V. Hawkins Trooper Stinson discovered the vehicle was loaded with green steel rebar used in the construction of highways and bridges.Trooper Stinson placed Jeanmel V. Hawkins under arrest for  Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.Jeanmel V. Hawkins was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail. Contact the Clark County Jail for a photo of Jeanmel V. Hawkins. Early this morning around 4:15 am, Trooper Patrick Stinson from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was on regular patrol when he saw a white SUV exit the construction staging area near 9th Street and Interstate #65 in Jeffersonville without any headlights on.Trooper Stinson stopped the SUV and spoke to the driver identified as Jeanmel V. Hawkins, 35, from Jeffersonville.last_img read more