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“We’ve got a head coach who we know for 10 years has been saying, ‘We’re focused on Tuesday. Today. That’s all we’re worried about is having the best practice today that we can possibly have,’” Aikman said. “And that’s been his messaging throughout, and the owner’s talking about getting on a run and winning the Super Bowl.”Added Aikman on that subject: “You’ve got a head coach who comes down and says we’re going to evaluate the kicker, and then the front office says right after that — probably in a press conference right outside the locker room — that they weren’t evaluating the kicker. All those things have an impact, and it slowly trickles down.”MORE: Mapping out Garrett’s future in DallasGarrett, 53, has taken the majority of the heat as Dallas has limped to a 6-6 record heading into its Week 14 “Thursday Night Football’ game in Chicago; enough that Sporting News is already wondering who might replace him should Jones decide not to extend the coach’s expiring contract after the season.Though Jones has said he does not plan to fire Garrett before the end of the year, the 77-year-old team owner hasn’t exactly been gushing in his support of the coach. Aikman on Wednesday allowed that “coaching hasn’t been great at times in certain situations” for the Cowboys in 2019, but he added, “the front office hasn’t been great in allowing the head coach to do his job, either.”Aikman has a unique perspective of Cowboys operations considering he was drafted by Dallas a few months after Jones purchased the team in 1989. He quarterbacked the Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl titles in 1992 and ’93 under coach Jimmie Johnson and again in 1995 under Barry Switzer.It was clear, Aikman said Wednesday, that those coaches were the bosses in a way Garrett evidently is not.”It starts to take away some of the authority of the head coach,” Aikman said. “And it’s been going on for 20 years, and at some level there’s players that start feeling that, ‘Oh, okay. (Jones) is the guy who’s really calling all the shots.’”I think there’s some organizations that truly would do everything possible to win, they just don’t really know where to begin. And there’s different ways to do it. And I certainly understand that. But in Dallas, Dallas knows how it was done. I know how it was done. It was done with a really strong head coach who the players knew that that’s who they had to answer to.”And for some reason that model changed, and it hasn’t been very effective for a while.”MORE: Garrett’s seat among hottest in NFL One of the human beings most qualified to criticize Jerry Jones’ management of the Cowboys is doing just that.Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman, who in 2006 was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a result of his 12-year career as Dallas’ quarterback, naturally was asked Wednesday about the struggling Cowboys during his weekly radio spot on KTCK The Ticket in Dallas. When speaking his way through the myriad of issues plaguing the team that has lost three of its last for games, Aikman, 53, brought up the disconnect in Jones’ messaging at it relates to that of coach Jason Garrett. Aikman also mentioned Dallas’ playing talent is not the problem — an assertion with which Sporting News certainly agrees considering what we thought of the Cowboys entering the 2019 season. Jones, though, can no longer take the credit for the team’s astute roster-building. In Aikman’s estimation, vice president of player personnel Will McClay “is the one doing the general manager work” for the Cowboys.Dallas, 6-6, amazingly still leads the NFC East over 5-7 Philadelphia. If it wins the division, it will host a wild-card playoff game, likely against Seattle or San Francisco. Given that nonsensical seeding and the way the Cowboys have played of late, a deep playoff run is unlikely.Many believe the absence of such success will lead Jones to part ways with Garrett. Yet based on Aikman’s criticism, the franchise’s issues are unlikely to be fixed with a coaching change.
14 Apr 2016 Alec’s Utopian vision is a winner Golf club owner Alec Fernihough doubled his membership with a Utopian scheme – and his vision has won a top England Golf award. Alec, of Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Worcestershire, was presented with the Membership Award at a gala dinner last night at the England Golf annual conference, which celebrated the golfers and golf clubs who make the game great and inspire others to play. The award recognises Alec’s innovation in introducing Utopian Golf, a flexible membership package which is based on a points system, but has no annual fee. “I am delighted to receive this award,” said Alec. “The way that people live their lives has changed hugely over the past few years and I believe that golf club memberships need to reflect this. “We wanted to make sure that our flexible membership was as flexible as possible for our customers. We believe that Utopian membership provides this.” The scheme offers full membership benefits and has had widespread appeal, attracting newcomers to the game as well as time-challenged 20-40-year-olds, juniors and older players who want to continue their membership but are reluctant to pay full seven or five-day fees. In the two years since it was introduced the club membership has doubled from around 400 to just over 800. Utopian members include new father Mike Hyde who said: “I joined early last year just after the birth of my first child and it was the perfect solution. I play mostly off-peak and it’s great to have membership options that allow people in my situation to carry on playing the game they love.” Mark Laing, the England Golf County Development Officer for Hereford and Worcestershire, commented: “It’s crucial that we have clubs like Gaudet Luce, creating lots of new members, year on year. Utopian membership has played a major part in their success.” Alec’s initiative supports the England Golf’s strategic plan, ‘Raising Our Game’ which calls on all who care about the sport to work together to create a brighter future for the game, including more members, more players and stronger clubs. Alec Fernihough (left) receives his award from Morten Backhausen, Danish Golf Union Chief Executive (Image © Leaderboard Photography).
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Kia trades top pick to San Miguel It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Sol will not play Sunday, so it’s next man up for us,” bared Ginebra coach Tim Cone on Saturday.Mercado suffered a high grade left ankle sprain in the waning seconds of Ginebra’s 85-83 loss in Game 4 after landing awkwardly off his chasedown block on Jared Dillinger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe was taken out of the venue in a wheelchair and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.Still, Cone remains upbeat and believes his wards are well equipped to survive the absence of Mercado in the al-important Game 5. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “It’s a best-of-3 now. Like in a game, we have lost our lead and now, we have to pick up our game. What’s done is done, we have to play from here. I have great faith in our players that we can regain control of the series. It should be an interesting game in Philippine Arena,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra will miss a key cog in Sol Mercado in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals set on Sunday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The Gin Kings and the Meralco Bolts eye a pivotal 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES
President David Granger conferred Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart with the insignia of the Order of Roraima, Guyana’s second highest National Award on Thursday. The investiturePresident David Granger conferring on Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart Guyana’s second highest national award, The Order of Roraimaceremony was held at State House.The Prime Minister was bestowed with this honour in recognition of his support for the rights of Small Island and Low Coastal Developing States, his advocacy for Caribbean Community’s demand for reparations for the citizens of the Caribbean Region and his contribution to the reduction of the impact of climate change in the Region.President Granger in his remarks said the Prime Minister also distinguished himself as, “a doughty defender of the territorial integrity of Guyana and Belize and the maritime space of all Caribbean states.”He explained that both Guyana and Barbados gained their Independence from Britain in 1966. Barbados will be celebrating its 50th Independence Anniversary in November. Additionally, the two states’ Prime Ministers, Forbes Burnham and Errol Barrow, were among the four ‘founding fathers’, who signed the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community in Chaguaramas in 1973.The Guyanese Head of State said Prime Minister Stuart is known for combining his country’s legendary leadership in regionalism with the international activism necessitated by the changing circumstances of the 21st century Caribbean.“We applaud Prime Minister Stuart’s leadership and stewardship. We commend him for his commitment to the Caribbean Community,” President Granger said.Meanwhile Prime Minister Stuart said he receives this honour with much gratitude and humility: “It is an important moment for me. I have been a follower of Guyana for many, many years. I’ve been influenced quite a lot by what is happening in Guyana over the years. I was a great admirer of the late President of Guyana, Forbes Burnham and therefore to have been the recipient of this award this morning is a real humbling but delightful experience,” he said.Speaking about bilateral and trade relations between the two countries, the Prime Minister said concerted efforts are being made by both nations to improve and strengthen the Guyana-Barbados Joint Commission.He said both countries can learn much from each other, noting that Barbados as a leader in tourism in the Region, stands ready to assist Guyana to further develop its own tourism industry. On the other hand, the business community in Barbados can benefit from significant investment opportunities in Guyana.“We think that it is important that opportunities for deeper collaboration be fully exploited between the two countries. So tradewise and otherwise, we are deepening the relationship… this relationship is going to get stronger and stronger,” he predicted.Prime Minister Stuart is the holder of Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a Bachelor of Law degree with honours, a Master of Laws degree in Public International Law and is the holder of a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School.He became a member of parliament in 2008 and served as Attorney General, Minister of Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister until his appointment as Prime Minister in 2010.Also present at the investiture ceremony were Cabinet members, Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, Advisor on the Council of Ministers of Suriname, Ambassador Harvey Narendorff and the diplomatic corps.Last evening at the 50th Independence Anniversary flag-raising ceremony at D’Urban Park the Government announced the list of outstanding Guyanese to be conferred with National Awards this year.
At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics Canada’s Basketball team continues to win in the round robin.The team, featuring Wonowon resident Robert Hedges, is now 3-0 after beating Sweden 62-52. Robert played 2:52 minutes in the game.The next game for the team is against Japan at 9am Wednesday Beijing time or 6pm Tuesday night. See the entire game sheet attached to this sports story.- Advertisement –
But the absence of Pogba remains a hot issue for Mourinho who has complained about his inability to compete with Manchester City and Chelsea in the transfer market only to leave his record signing on the bench.“He has to play with the same mentality as the team is playing,” said Mourinho when asked how Pogba can win back his place.“Paul can be a fantastic player. He has the potential to be a fantastic player and against Valencia (on Wednesday) he’s going to start.“Against Valencia he is going to have a fantastic football game to play in and show everybody how good he is.”In Pogba’s absence United made an electrifying start with three goals in the first half.After 13 minutes, Ashley Young received a short pass from Marcus Rashford and beat Denis Odoi far too easily as he cut into the Fulham area before curling the ball into the top corner.The second goal, after 28 minutes, came on the counter-attack as Romelu Lukaku slipped the ball to Rashford who picked out Juan Mata, arriving speedily into the Fulham area, with a perfect pass which his Spanish team-mate steered left-footed into the corner.There was time for United to add a third after 41 minutes, from a clever corner routine that saw Mata and Jesse Lingard exchange passes before the former crossed into an empty six-yard area where Lukaku gratefully converted the easiest of chances.– Red card frustrates Fulham –Veteran manager Claudio Ranieri made two half-time changes and one of his substitutes, Aboubakar Kamara, pulled a goal back from a 67th minute penalty, awarded after Ander Herrera was judged to have tripped him.But Fulham’s hopes of a comeback were short-lived as within a minute Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off for a second bookable offence, for a foul on Rashford.“I watched on video and my player touched only the ball and the referee gave a second yellow card,” said Ranieri.“At that time it changed the game because from the first minute of the second half we were much better and showed what we have to do to stay in the Premier League.”Down to 10 men, Fulham were susceptible to more United attacks with Lukaku and Rashford missing glorious openings before the latter completed the rout on 82 minutes.Rashford beat Sergio Rico at his near post with a curling shot from just inside the area and had substitute Scott McTominay succeeded in converting a header two minutes later, United would have scored five goals for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired five and a half years ago.“A good result, good performance, individual performances, Lukaku and Rashford – no goals for a while, even their goals mean something for them too,” said Mourinho.“The spirit, the team was there to win and give everything and when you give everything nobody can point the finger at you.“But what I really want is not a single United fan point the finger at us by saying we do not give everything. It is the type of performance that people respect the effort.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho and Manchester United recorded their biggest league win in over a year against Fulham © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 8 – Jose Mourinho will start Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s Champions League group game at Valencia on Wednesday, challenging the French international to show his full potential and win back his place.The United manager left Pogba out of his starting line-up for the second time this week as his side recorded their biggest victory in 13 months, 4-1 over last-placed Fulham.
1 Raheem Sterling has failed to turn up for Liverpool training for a second successive day as the saga over his future rumbles on.The attacking starlet, the subject of two failed bids from Manchester City, cited sickness for his no-show on Wednesday.That came after he informed Brendan Rodgers he does not want to travel on the club’s pre-season tour to south-east Asia and Australia.And the 20-year-old was again absent from training on Thursday as he continues to try and engineer an exit from Anfield.Liverpool have made it clear they expect Sterling to be on their trip to the Far East, which begins on Sunday, after knocking back bids of £35m and £40m from City for his signature.But the England international appears determined to force a move away this summer, and City are weighing up an increased offer. Raheem Sterling
A bible-thumping Co Donegal farmer who stole €177,000 from seven investors in an elaborate investment scheme has been given a 112 year jail sentence.Thomas Elvin, 51, from Meenacargagh, Ballybofey told the investors he could make millions through his company Pear Shaped Resources.But the scheme collapsed, leaving investors out of pocket. He was found guilty at an earlier trial of illegally operating an investment scheme on various dates between 2003 and 2005.During his trial Elvin, whose Pear Shaped Resources was based in the British Virgin Islands, claimed he was a penniless bible-believer who wanted to raise millions for benevolent causes.He operated from a computer on his farm through Internet contact with a US aide, Larry Marsella who had a plan to raise 25 per cent profit a day on high-risk investments on international currency exchanges through a system known as ForEx.Elvin admitted in court that he hoped to turn 50,000 dollars into 98 million dollars between 30 and 45 days but Marsella, whom he trusted, duped him.Judge O’Hagan was told that €38,000 from “frozen” money had been repaid to one female victim who lost €102,000 to Elvin. None of the rest of the cash was ever recovered.The case was adjourned until today for sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court during which he was facing 28 charges.Senior Counsel for Elvin, Desmond Murphy, said sending his client to prison would be of no benefit to those who had been left out of pocket.“Whatever slight chance there is of people getting their money back – he can’t do that if he is in prison. None of the investors will get their money back and it will cost the state a considerable amount of money,” he said.Barrister Murphy read a short statement from Elvin in which he asked to allow people to let him get their money back saying “Please allow me to be a giver.”However Judge O’Hagan said Elvin’s plan was sophisticated and elaborate.“This was an elaborate, sophisticated and deliberate fraud of these good people. He took advantage of them because they had the same fate as him.“They are good, God-fearing people and they trusted Mr Elvin up to the hilt and that he would look after them.“This was an absolute pipe dream engineered by Mr Elvin and he comes in here and he says he planned no wrong. Every penny went to his benefit.”Judge O’Hagan added that it was a serious case of deliberate deception.“It’s a lot of money and for what? Nothing. Absolutely noting except pain, grief and loss of money by these good people and others.“I am asked to keep him out of prison. What message would I send out to deceivers if I was not to send him to prison?” asked Judge O’Hagan.During today’s sentence, Judge O’Hagan was made aware of two further charges against Elvyn for operating as an illegal investor in 2007.During that fraud, Elvyn pleaded guilty to taking more than €30,000 from a woman on two occasions.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Elvin five years on each of twelve charges of operating as an illegal investor.He also sentenced him to three years for each of a further fourteen charges of obtaining money by deception.He sentenced him to a further 10 years for the later charges entered for offences which occurred in 2007 – also for operating as an illegal investor.All sentences are to run concurrently which means Elvin will serve a total of five years in prison.At hearing.GOD-FEARING CONMAN SENTENCED TO 112 YEARS FOR FRAUD was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Ballybofeyfraudthomas elvin
Bayer Leverkusen are poised to make an offer for Montpellier attacking midfielder and Newcastle United target Ryad Boudebouz.The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the French side this summer and they are now preparing to listen to offers for him.Newcastle have been interested in Boudebouz and the player is expected to hold talks with his current employers over the weekend to discuss his future plans.And it seems Newcastle are not the only interested party with Bayer Leverkusen also preparing an offer for the Algeria international, according to L’Equipe.It has been claimed that the Bundesliga club will make an initial bid of £10.5m, which is still some way off the £13m Montpellier are demanding.Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller reportedly met the player’s representatives earlier this week and discussed the possibility of taking the Algerian to Germany ahead of next season.Newcastle are still interested in Boudebouz, but must act quickly with Leverkusen lurking intently. Ryad Boudebouz 1