Laois is one of the most ‘at risk’ counties for flooding

first_img Laois is one of the most ‘at risk’ counties for flooding Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter GAA Home News Laois is one of the most ‘at risk’ counties for flooding News WhatsApp The area near the fire station which flooded in Mountmellick in 2017 A new report has shown that Laois is one of the most ‘at risk’ counties in Ireland for flooding.Despite being the only county in the country that only has borders with other counties who do not touch the sea, we are more likely to experience flooding than most other places.This, according to Gamma, is due to the number of rivers running through flat ground in Laois.The study claims nearly 3,000 homes in the Midlands are significantly at risk due to climate change.A 3D model and Eircodes were used to map out areas impacted, with Westmeath coming third from the bottom nationally.Gamma CEO Feargal O’Neill said: “Increased flood risk is perhaps the biggest challenge from climate change for Ireland.“Analysis like this is of significant value to home owners, local authorities, planners and insurance companies who require detailed assessment of flood-risk exposure, as we look to the infrastructure being built now to cater for increases in flood risk.”Last May, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a 10-year €1 billion programme of investment in flood relief measures as part of Project Ireland 2040. GAA There are plans for 118 new flood relief schemes, which are aimed at protecting homes and businesses most at risk of water damage.SEE ALSO – Councillors reminisce the Blue Bridge at county council meeting Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSflooding Previous articleWe preview the game as Laois minor camogie get set for an All-Ireland semi-finalNext articleFrom world championships to an All-Ireland semi-final in 24 hours Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAA By Alan Hartnett – 20th April 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka begins video consultancy

first_img Read Article Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka begins video consultancy   Related Posts News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 COVID Response TeamCOVID-19Manipal Hospitals DwarkaOPDvideo consultancy WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment To fight against COVID-19, to facilitate home stay for safety of patients, this tech-driven initiative of video consultation with specialists has  been takenTo provide healthcare services in the times of an unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and lockdown to contain it, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka has started video consultation for its enlisted as well as new patients. The hospital has constituted a 10-member COVID Response Team (CRT) under the chairmanship of Dr Yugal K Mishra, Chief of Clinical Services, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka and it strongly recommends online OPDs to avoid physical contact and encourage social distancing to contain the outbreak and make medical services available to the patients.To fight against COVID-19 and to facilitate the home stay for the safety of the patients, Manipal Hospitals Dwarka has taken this tech-driven initiative of video consultation with the specialists. The hospital would also provide doorstep delivery of medicines and home collection of lab samples. “Our enlisted and new patients can book an appointment with their particular specialists for video consultancy and at the given time they would require to interface for consultancy. We have begun the video consultancy for the ease of our patients and requested them to opt for this. Online OPDs will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM. We have requested all patients from our database that unless it is unavoidable or the case is critical, there is no need to visit the hospital,” said Dr Mishra.“The key to managing the COVID-19 outbreak is to maintain social distancing and isolation. We are fully prepared to deal with COVID-19 cases. For patient safety and ease, we are emphasising on video consultancy. It is promising to note that every day more and more people are opting for video consultancy,” said Pramod Alagharu, CEO, Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka. The hospital said that for non-avoidable elective surgeries, medical administration is taking all due precautions to provide support to the patients and their family.For online OPDs, patients can call-  011-49674967 or visit http://delhi.manipalhospitals.co.in/video-consultation MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on April 15, 2020 last_img read more

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Police complete process of interviewing Bloody Sunday soldiers

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleLast day for submissions on Donegal County Council’s LPT strategyNext articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 16/08/16 admin Facebook Police complete process of interviewing Bloody Sunday soldiers Eamon Mc CannPolice have finished interviewing former soldiers as part of their historic investigation into Bloody Sunday, with a report being prepared for the Public Prosecution Service.The People Before Profit MLA and veteran civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann said it was a significant development, telling the BBC the fact that former British soldiers associated with Bloody Sunday have now been interviewed under caution marks another milestone on the long march towards the truth.He also called for the removal of Parachute Regiment flags which were erected on the Dungiven Road outside the city, saying cheering the paras means cheering for the shooting which scythed through innocent unarmed Derry people 44 years ago. Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By admin – August 19, 2016 Google+last_img read more

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Latvian Government Scholarship

first_imgLatvian Government Scholarship +1 Reddit The Call for Research Applications Under the Activity “Post-doctoral Research Aid” in Latvia Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 1 May 2013Open to: countries which signed Agreement or offer scholarships for Latvian studentsScholarship: tuition fee or for accommodation and mealsDescriptionIn accordance with the bilateral and trilateral intergovernmental and interministerial agreements on co-operation in education and science, the State Education Development Agency (VIAA) offers scholarships to students in Latvian higher education institutions.Tuition language in Latvian higher education institutions is Latvian; individual study programmes and subjects are taught also in English or other foreign languages. The scholarship is valid only for full-time studies in Latvia. It is not valid for on-the-job studies, part-time studies and correspondence courses.Applications will be accepted from students who have successfully completed at least one academic year of studies (at their home HEI or in a Latvian HEI if they already have been studying in Latvia). Scholarships for bachelor and master studies are granted for a time period up to 10 months (for PhD-students – up to 11 months). If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one more year, she/he has to apply for the Latvian scholarship again. The Latvian scholarship can be awarded not more than two times to one individual. In general, the academic year in Latvia lasts from September 1 to June 30.EligibilityOnly citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement or offer scholarships for Latvian students can apply for the Latvian government scholarships. Countries which have Signed Agreements are: Azerbaijan, Belgian Flanders Community and Belgian French Community, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland**, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. Countries that offer scholarships for Latvian students without formal agreements on co-operation are Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.*The Agreements can be found at the following links:http://izm.izm.gov.lv/starptautiska-sadarbiba/starpvaldibu-ligumi.htmlhttp://izm.izm.gov.lv/starptautiska-sadarbiba/starpresoru-ligumi.html**Scholarship holders from Poland who are granted a scholarship for studies and research in Latvian HEIs based on the Latvian and Polish Cultural and Educational Programme of Cooperation for the Years 2013 – 2016 receive their scholarship from the sending Party. Applicants from Poland are kindly asked to contact the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange of the Republic of Poland (http://www.buwiwm.edu.pl).ScholarshipsThe amount of the Latvian scholarship for studies is:for bachelor and master students – LVL 350 per month;for PhD students – LVL 470 per month.Comments:If the Latvian HEI asks the foreign student to pay tuition fees for the chosen study programme, he/she can use the scholarship for covering of the tuition fee or for accommodation and meals. The amount of the scholarship is not big enough to cover both.Upon request, the host HEI provides the scholarship holder with a place in a dormitory or a guesthouse. Requests for accommodation in the international student dormitories must be submitted one month before arriving. Alternatively, foreign students may consider renting an apartment in the city.In any month in which the foreign student is present in the territory of Latvia for less than 15 calendar days no scholarship is provided.The Latvian scholarship cannot be awarded concurrently with other scholarships.Travel expenses to the Latvian HEI and back to the country of origin are not covered by the Latvian scholarship.Scholarship holders are required to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage.Application Application deadline for study and research stay is May 1st, 2013.The following documents are necessary to apply for the Latvian scholarship for studies:Application form:  ;Curriculum Vitae (applicants are asked to use the Europass CV form);Motivation letter;Certified photocopies of diplomas, including diploma supplements (shall be submitted if the candidate has completed previous studies) or a transcript of records (shall be submitted if studies are not finished yet);At least one letter of recommendation by academic staff dated not earlier than six months prior to the date of submission of the application;A letter of the relevant Latvian HEI confirming the possibility to study in the chosen study program (invitation letter). Please contact the International Relations Department/Unit or Foreign Students Department/Unit of the Latvian HEI directly; List of contact persons in the Latvian HEIs:Certificate or other document certifying the language proficiency required for studies;Copy of passport or identity card.Comments:All documents, which are not in Latvian or English, shall be translated into Latvian or English. All translations shall be officially certified.The curriculum vitae and motivation letter shall be dated and signed.The application form and all the enclosed documents shall be submitted in two sets.Any incomplete applications or applications handed in after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. Documents sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.The submitted documents will not be returned.Application dossiers for scholarships for studies at Latvian HEIs have to be sent directly to VIAA with the following exceptions: Lithuanian, Estonian, Czech and Polish candidates have to send the dossiers to the competent authorities of their countries:All applications will be evaluated and the final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of VIAA.The list of accepted candidates will be published on the website of VIAA (English version) at the end of June 2013. All candidates will be informed personally about the results by e-mail.Please visit the website of the VIAA for useful links to information sources for foreign students in the Republic of Latvia.Please read Cabinet Regulation No. 68, adopted 24 January 2012,  EN “Procedures for Granting Scholarships to Foreigners”(Stipendiju piešķiršanas kārtība ārzemniekiem, LV).Additional information on the scholarships granted by VIAA can be obtained in the International Cooperation Programme Unit, Management and External Cooperation Department, VIAA.Contact person:Ms Aija Jakovica, Senior Specialist of the International Cooperation Programme Unit Telephone: + 371 67814331, e-mail: [email protected] izglītības attīstības aģentūra (VIAA, State Education Development Agency)Vaļņu iela 1, Rīga LV-1050The Official Webpage Share 0 Tweet ← Tabor Film Festival in Croatiacenter_img March 4, 2013 Published by turpis Similar Stories Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize → Short-term ESC opportunity at theValmiera Region Community Foundation Latvian Government Study Scholarships for International Students in Latvia LinkedIn 0 Pocketlast_img read more

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ELEC: Fulop & council slate have $1.7M cash on hand, Zuppa…

first_imgElectionsJersey CityNewsPolitics & Policy Bayonne Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – April 22, 2021 1:12 pm 0 TAGS2021 jersey city municipal electionsJames SolomonRolando Lavarrosteven fulopteam fulop SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Previous articleAfter fierce public backlash, Jersey City Public Schools to begin reopening on April 29thNext articleJersey City man pleads guilty for role in 2019 Union City bank robbery where $10k was stolen John Heinis center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network ELEC: Fulop & council slate have $1.7M cash on hand, Zuppa leads challengers with $43k RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne In Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop and his council slate have over $1.7 million cash on hand, with Ward C council candidate Tom Zuppa leading declared challengers with around $43,000 COH, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. Facebook photo.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewFulop, who is seeking a third term this fall, individually raised $18,742, but still has about $993,030 available after a strong final fundraising quarter in 2020, his April 16th ELEC report shows. He also does not have a declared challenger as of this writing.Evidently the first quarter of this year, January 1st through March 31st, was dedicated to raising money for his nine candidates for the city council – which includes seven incumbents.Team Fulop brought in about $369,901 during that time frame, with a closing balance of roughly $719, 976, their April 14th filing shows.Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano, along with his daughter Katrina, donated $2,000 a piece on February 16th, with the city’s executive director of the municipal utilities authority, Joe Coviello, chipping in $1,000 on March 1st, the campaign finance report says.Additionally, MUA Finance Director John Folk gave $2,000 on February 22nd, with Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) donating $4,300 on January 29th, and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise writing a $1,000 check on March 1st.DeGise’s daughter, Amy DeGise – the chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – is running at-large on Fulop’s ticket.The Friends of Daniel Rivera, a councilman-at-large, contributed $2,000 on January 29th, with Sheriff Frank Schillari following suit on March 1st, offering $500. Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh also donated $2,000 on February 24th.Furthermore, the city’s Office of Emergency Management Coordinator W. Greg Kierce, gave $1,000 on March 1st, while former Councilman Steve Lipski, the husband of County Commissioner Yraida-Aponte Lipski, put forth the same amount on the same day.On the labor side of things, the UA Political Action Fund contributed $64,800 on March 5th, the New York Hotel Trades Council Non-Federal Cope gave $31,300 on March 17th, and UA Plumbers Local 24 wrote a check for $25,000 on March 1st.As for the independent council challengers, Zuppa raised $13,210 in the first quarter of 2021, with $43,332 cash on hand, his April 16th campaign finance report says.The New Jersey Citizen Rights Initiative gave a max donation of $2,600 on February 26th, with all other contributors giving $500 or less.The third candidate in Ward C, Kevin Bing, raised around $9,368 and has $7,553 cash on hand, his April 14th filing says.Over on the west side of the city, Ward B council hopeful Joel Brooks raised $30,158 and still has $27,842 available to spend, according to his April 13th ELEC report. All of his donors got involved at $1,000 or less.In the Heights, Ward D challenger Danielle Freire banked $12,871 and mostly hasn’t begun spending yet, with $12,100 still available, her April 15th filing shows.Last week, Ward E Councilman James Solomon, who is facing a challenge from Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, proactively released his April 14th ELEC report, revealing $86,276 from 1,016 different donors and about $90,879 cash on hand.Hudnut is running on Fulop’s slate of candidates.As for Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro, who has not announced his intentions for November yet, a campaign finance report filed on March 1st shows an available balance of $11,058.Declared candidates Frank “Educational” Gilmore and Elvin Dominici, seeking a seat in Ward F and at-large, respectively, both did not file reports yet, according to NJ ELEC’s online database. Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops last_img read more

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Reuters: Petrobras could cancel two FPSO orders

first_imgBrazilian oil giant Petrobras is on the verge of cancelling two Floating Production Storage Offloading vessels orders, Reuters has reported.According to the news agency, Alexandre Lindenmeyer, mayor of Rio Grande municipality, where the FPSO units are being built, has said that the reason for the potential scrapping of the orders is the fact that the consortium building the units has asked for more cash.Reportedly, the consortium, formed by Queiroz Galvão and IESA has required an additional 10 percent on top of the originally agreed price, as Petrobras has allegedly asked for several contract modifications for the FPSO P-75 and P-77 units respectively.The Brazilian consortium is responsible for modules and integration with the hulls. The hulls of the two FPSOs were converted from Very Large Crude Carriers.Furthermore, Reuters reports, Lindenmeyer has said that Petrobras and the contractors are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a possible resolution of the issue.The FPSO units, scheduled for delivery in 2016 and 2017, will have production capacities of 150,000 barrels per day each. The FPSOs are planned to be deployed at the Buzios field in the Cessao Onerosa area, offshore Brazil.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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SICK introduces high performance inspection camera

first_imgCAMERA: SICK has launched the Range3 high-definition streaming camera for use with rolling stock and track inspection systems.According to the manufacturer, the CMOS sensor provides high-speed image processing in a compact device capable of capturing 7 000 profiles/sec. This enables the 3D shape of an object to be recorded regardless of light, dark, reflective or contrasting surfaces, making the camera suitable for high-speed 3D external surface inspection of wheelsets and the inspection of tracks at line speed.last_img

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Top-seed South Carolina draws on past Syracuse experience

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley got the first real confirmation of her team’s toughness against Syracuse four months ago. South Carolina’s coach hopes to see that affirmed in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament second-round game with the Orange.The top-seeded Gamecocks (31-2) try to reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in four seasons when they face No. 8 seed Syracuse (22-9) on Sunday night.When the teams met in the finals of the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas last November, South Carolina was ranked No. 2 nationally — a status Staley said her team was still growing into.The Gamecocks trailed by 10 points with less than seven minutes left before rallying past Syracuse 67-63.“I thought that was our first test at being resilient,” Staley said Saturday. “Although, it was not the prettiest of wins, for us, all season long, this team has been able to really make adjustments and figure out how you win. It’s going to take that effort against Syracuse again.”South Carolina players tapped into their Bahamas experience several times in their record-setting season. The Gamecocks were down by four in the final minute at Duke before winning 51-50 and held firm in nail-biting contests with Kentucky (68-60) and Tennessee (71-66) on the way to a Southeastern Conference championship.“It made us realize there were different levels of basketball out there and we really needed to experience them to grow and progress in the right direction,” South Carolina forward Alaina Coates said.For Syracuse, the loss was bitter. The takeaway, though, showed the Orange they could stand with any club in the country. Coach Quentin Hillsman expects a similar plan out of the Gamecocks in trying to control the middle.“Good teams stick to the script,” he said.So will Syracuse. Hillsman said the Orange will pull out their Bahamas game plan on defense, keeping three across the back line to take away South Carolina’s size advantage. “We understand what we have to do, we have to protect the paint,” Hillsman said. “I don’t think it’s a secret.”Some things to watch for when Syracuse plays South Carolina:CROWD NUMEROLOGYSouth Carolina drew 10,644 fans for its opening, 81-48 win over Savannah State on Friday night. Syracuse’s total home attendance this season? 10,644. While the Gamecocks were No. 1 nationally with 12,540 per game, Syracuse ranked 200th with 710 a game.COUNT ON TIFFANYTwo-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell was not much of a factor in South Carolina’s opening-game win, with nearly as many turnovers (5) as points (7). Expect that to change. When she had just four points in the Gamecocks SEC tournament semifinal win over LSU, she responded with 17 points in the championship game over Tennessee. “I think my teammates and coaches have enough confidence in me to know even though I didn’t have a good game, I’ll bounce back,” she said.ALEXIS’ SCORINGSyracuse guard Alexis Peterson has found an extra gear in the postseason. The Orange’s leading scorer, who averaged 15.7 points this season, has gone for 54 points her past two games. She had 34 points in a loss to Wake Forest at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and then 24 in defeating Nebraska 72-69 on Friday night.THE NEXT STEPSyracuse had lost first round games in the first two NCAA Tournament trips under coach Quentin Hillsman. Last year, the Orange advanced to the second round before losing to Kentucky. This time, the team has that experience to draw on Sunday. “I think it helps,” Hillsman said. “And this year, it’s great that it’s an opponent we already played.”POUND THE POST?Syracuse limited South Carolina’s effectiveness down low, committing to a sagging zone that didn’t allow the Gamecocks tallest players much room to move. The power trio of 6-foot-5 A’ja Wilson, 6-4 Alaina Coates and 6-4 Elem Ibiam were a combined 5-of-17 for 15 points — all of them from Wilson. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley expects a similar challenge this time.last_img read more

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Sarri on Chelsea trio’s future, injury latest, Pulisic and what to expect from Wolves

first_imgOn reports Chelsea have made an offer for Christian Pulisic“Pulisic is a player of Borussia Dortmund and I don’t want to talk about a player of another club. It’s not professional I think.”On whether Ruben Loftus-Cheek might leave on loan“I want him to stay with us. So I think there is no chance.“He played some matches in the Europa League and League Cup. He played five or six matches in the Premier League without starting.“At the moment he is very important for us. He had some problems to understand what I want but now he is improving and in the last two matches I was really very happy with him.”On Wolves“I expect a very difficult match because they are a very technical team. They have a lot of players who are very technical.“They were unlucky in the last two matches. I think it’s not easy to play there.” Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri spoke about a number of issues at a media conference ahead of the game against Wolves. Here’s what the Italian had to say.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Sarri on Man Utd tactics, Mourinho, injury news and the futures of Chelsea trioSarri on Alonso needing to improve, injury latest and Man Utd’s rough treatment of HazardSarri on Hazard and Pedro, ‘complete’ Barkley and having a better goal difference than LiverpoolSarri on Hazard’s fitness, the captaincy, Barkley’s importance and the futures of Chelsea duoSarri on Hazard’s future, Man City, Chelsea’s ‘mental problem’ and what makes Spurs ‘very dangerous’Sarri on Kante’s role, City, his long-term target for Chelsea and why he’s reluctant to drop Alonso On the latest injury news“I spoke with the doctor 10 minutes ago and we have no injuries at the moment.“We had a little problem with Kovacic in the last match and also Alonso. But for the doctor they are able to play.“Now we have to see in the last training session just in order to understand if there is somebody tired after the (Fulham) match.”On whether Alonso’s injury caused his poor display against Fulham“I don’t know. You cannot I think say that after the match.“Maybe during the match the back wasn’t right. This is possible, I don’t know. I want to speak to him.“He didn’t play very well. I know this very well and I think Alonso also knows very well that he didn’t play very well.“Today we will see the reaction with the back, for the doctor, the back is better.”On the futures of David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas“I spoke with the club about this one month ago I know very well that it is not easy, but I think we can do a new deal for both.“They are very important players for us. It is very difficult to find a centre-back for this level and a central midfielder technically like Fabregas. So I think they have to stay with us.”On Chelsea’s policy of only offering one-year deals to players over the age of 30“The deal is very difficult for this reason I think, because the club want a short contract and the players want a long contract.“It is difficult for this reason but I think at the end we can find a solution.“I think David and Cesc are leaders and so I think it is very important for me, the staff and their (team) mates that they stay with us.“I know the difficulties of the new deal. The problem is only one year, two year or three or four years for the new contract.“But I think the club will be able to find the right solution.”On Cesar Azpilicueta’s new contract“I think Azpilicueta is important for the club, for the staff and for his (team) mates). It’s very important. I’m very happy with the new contract for him.”last_img read more

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Clarke Carlisle discusses his Leeds exit and how he got revenge on Ken Bates

first_imgClarke Carlise has told talkSPORT of his relief after leaving Leeds United in 2005 and how he got one over on then-chairman Ken Bates.He joined the West Yorkshire club in 2004, months after their relegation from the Premier League, and went on to make 35 appearances, even contributing four goals.A financially-stricken United side finished 14th in the Championship and, in the following summer, new boss Kevin Blackwell allowed Carlisle to move to Watford, where he signed a three-year deal.“It was about rescuing my sanity, self-worth and my value,” the former defender told My Sporting Life of his move to Vicarage Road.“I went down to Watford, get there and get a bouquet of flowers from Ken Bates, who is the [Leeds] chairman. This bouquet of flowers says: ‘Good luck at Watford, you’ll need it.’“[I’m thinking] oh, alright that was a bit touché Ken but we’ll take that.“You’ve got to bear in mind Leeds put a clause in the contract – which I have never seen before or since on a permanent transfer – that I can’t play against them the following season. So in the two league fixtures – and when we come to meet them in the play-off final – I wasn’t allowed to play.”Rather typically, Blackwell’s Leeds finished in fifth place while Aidy Boothroyd’s Hornets were third and the two sides would meet again in Wales, battling for promotion to the top flight.Carlisle, who made 32 league appearances that season, continued: “As luck would have it, I was injured for the play-off final anyway, so I couldn’t play.“Play-off final, Millennium Stadium, Watford v Leeds, we battered them.“I was in my suit in the stand but we battered them. I’d never been so happy.“I sent a bouquet of flowers to Ken Bates that said: ‘Good luck without the parachute payments, you’ll need it.’ Karma.”Clarke Carlisle sat down with talkSPORT’s Danny Kelly to discuss the highs and lows of his career, his personal life and more. Listen to My Sporting Life on Sunday (July 16) from 10pm.last_img read more

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