Dimitar Berbatov has insisted he was unfairly labelled as a lazy player by pundits during his time with Manchester United.The Bulgarian striker, who left Old Trafford to join Fulham earlier this year, told The Sun he did all he could for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.“I left Manchester United with my head held very high,” he said.“I gave 100 per cent and no one could doubt my performances, especially when you compare how many minutes I actually played.“I was the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2010-11 and never wanted to be on the bench.“Perhaps I needed to play more but I always accepted the manager’s orders. I never considered myself to be a star — only a forward working for the team.” 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Antonio Brown, a Raider in good standing for about a week and a half last summer, is finally getting around to selling his sprawling Alamo property.Word on the street was that Brown loved the 4,199 square-foot, six-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom crib. But he couldn’t hack the 2,360-mile (one way) commute from Alamo to Mount Pleasant, Michigan where, last we heard, he was taking classes at Central Michigan University.According to TMZ Sports, before Brown vacated his for-never home, he staged a wild …
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The 15th Finance Commission has assured of action on the Rajasthan government’s demand for additional funds with the sympathetic consideration of factors such as difficult geography, heterogeneous society, limited resources and future needs. The commission completed its four-day visit to the State on Monday.Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh said the State government had worked in several fields, such as health, education, drinking water and renewable energy in the last eight months. He said though the State had its own set of problems, the commission was satisfied with the priority accorded to solar and renewable energy.“We will certainly have sympathy for Rajasthan and there will be no injustice,” Mr. Singh said. CM’s demandsChief Minister Ashok Gehlot has affirmed that the State government ensured effective financial management of its resources and complied with the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act despite the huge debt pressure on the exchequer.Mr. Gehlot demanded additional funds for drinking and irrigation water, education and health facilities, development of roads, energy, information technology and tourism sectors. He also said the share of States in Central taxes should be increased from 42% to 50% in view of the mandatory expenditure on the subjects allocated to them and the amount spent on the services being provided.The Chief Minister said the Centre should compensate the States by 2024-25 for the deficit incurred by the latter for not increasing the revenue generated from GST. While seeking the States’ share in the cess and surcharge imposed by the Centre, Mr. Gehlot requested the Finance Commission to recommend that the States be given share in the Union government’s non-tax revenue as well.
Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight PLAY LIST 02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to have won World titles in eight weight classes.Ringstar Asia CEO Scott Farrell, who’s working with Pacquiao’s MP Promotions for the Rising Stars fight card, said that Pacman’s achievement is not an impediment for other boxers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I won’t say it’s a shadow, it’s more of inspiration because he’s there as the ultimate goal whom you want to reach. And with him here tomorrow and getting involved in the promotion and with the way he is, I think that’s going to be fantastic.”“It’s going to inspire these young boxers to try to emulate what Manny Pacquiao achieved, and he’s giving them all the support they need to go further in this sport and hopefully, one day, become multiple World champions themselves.” “Most of the boxers here are as good as anyone in the world and the challenge I should say is there’s never been a real platform over in Asia where you could showcase their talents,” said Farrell.“We will have big fights here in Manila and around Asia to really grow the boxing scene as good as, if not better, than the west.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James misses NBA playoffs for first time in 14 years MOST READ Boxers in the Rising Stars card. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’s boxing history is as illustrious as anything in the world with the likes of Pancho Villa, Gabriel Elorde, Gerry Peñalosa, Dodie Peñalosa, Dado Marino, and of course Manny Pacquiao representing the country in prime athletic greatness.This type of history also creates an insurmountable mountain to climb for the other up and coming boxers from the Philippines, especially with Pacquiao dominating sport during his prime in the 200s and early 2010s.ADVERTISEMENT Farrell has been working hand-in-hand with Pacquiao in promoting the fight card that features a couple of IBF World title eliminators.Michael Dasmariñas will face Kenny Demecillo in an IBF World bantamweight title eliminator with the victor getting a shot at champion Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.A similar stipulation is placed for the fight between Rene Cuarto and Samuel Salva with the winner getting a chance to fight IBF World minimumweight champion DeeJay Kriel of South Africa.Farrell said that he and Pacquiao are giving the otherwise lesser-known Filipino boxers the platform to build up their brand in a wider audience.Rising Stars is set to air live on ABS-CBN while also getting broadcast live to almost 40 countries including a delayed telecast in the United Kingdom and Canada.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez coy about interest in Groningen winger Doanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is coy about their interest in FC Groningen winger Ritsu Doan.The Japanese youngster has been linked with a January move to the Toon.Asked directly about Doan, Benitez refused to rule anything out.”Normally we do not talk about players with the media,” he said. “But in this case I tell you that we are not even able to talk about it. We must first have a meeting (with the club management). Then we see what our targets will be. People ask me about Doan, but we do not yet know who we want to get.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton youngster Steven Alzate has been called into the Colombia under-23 squad for two friendlies.Head coach Arturo Reyes included Alzate in his list for fixtures against Peru on October 10 and 13 in Lima.Alzate was born in London of Colombian parents, reports The Argus.He has made no secret of the fact that he would love to play international football for Colombia.
YouTube VineBig UCLA forward Tony Parker has emerged as a difference maker during the Bruins’ surprise run to the Sweet 16, and his off-season training is a big reason. After averaging just 2.4 points per game as a freshman and 6.9 as a sophomore, Parker now averages 11.4 points as a junior, and showed off a refined offensive game in the post against UAB, when he dropped 28 points in the 92-75 win. Parker is also one of the funniest players on the team, by all accounts, and had a classic quote when asked about his off-season weight loss.Parker said he’s lost more than 20 pounds since his freshman season. “My nickname around the locker room and campus is big sexy,” Parker said. “So, keeping my hair being curled and my body in a nice manner—it’s good for the team and the basketball and it’s good for the ladies off the court.”“Big Sexy” will need another big game this weekend when he will battle down low with Gonzaga’s talented forward trio of Kyle Przemek Karnowski, Domantas Sabonis, and Kyle Wiltjer. [SI.com]
REMARKS PREPARED FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA, THE MOST HONOURABLE ANDREW HOLNESS, MPON THE OCCASION OF THE SPECIAL LUNCHEON HELD IN HONOUR OF HIS EXCELLENCY MR. MIGUEL DIAZ CANEL-BERMUDEZ, PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCILS OF STATE AND MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBAON THE MARGINS OF THE THIRTY-NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM)5TH JULY 2018MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA Good Afternoon,Our collective presence at this Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, reaffirms the spirit of unity and solidarity which binds us together as a region. It is in keeping with this spirit of one-ness that I extend a special welcome to His Excellency Mr. Miguel Diaz Canel-Bermudez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in whose honour I am pleased to host this luncheon.Excellency,On behalf of my colleague Heads, I am pleased not only to welcome you to Jamaica, but also to receive you into the region’s fraternity of leaders. We note that since your recent election and appointment to office, this will have been your first official engagement with all the Heads of State and Government of this Community. This is therefore a historic moment in our regional cooperation, and is cause for some celebration.Colleagues,As you are aware, CARICOM and the Republic of Cuba have enjoyed meaningful and mutually beneficial bonds of friendship, since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972, built on mutual respect, shared interests, extensive bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and a common regional destiny.Since then, Cuba has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the development of a sustained technical and functional cooperation programme with CARICOM in several areas, allowing us to forge a dynamic and mutually beneficial bi-partisan partnership.This valued cooperation is one which covers a wide range of areas of strategic regional importance. These include support for the health sector through Nurse Training and the Eye Care Programme (Operation Miracle), culture, disaster management, security and human resource development – to name but a few. Under Cuba’s programme of technical cooperation, over 1,500 Cuban nationals serve in all CARICOM countries. Approximately 1,300 of these persons work in the health sector. The remaining persons serve in the education, construction, sport and agricultural fields.In the critical area of education, the granting of scholarships by the Government of Cuba remains a significant feature of Cuba’s cooperation programme with the Community. To date, approximately 5,432 CARICOM nationals have graduated from Cuban tertiary institutions and over 800 CARICOM nationals are currently enrolled.I recall that in 2016, Cuba and Guyana established the Regional Training Centre in Guyana, for young people with disabilities. Jamaica and Cuba are also in the process of finalising plans for a Regional School of Arts, which is envisioned to be a primer “Pre- University level” regional school for the classic and performing arts. This facility will allow our students to transition more easily into undergraduate studies in the Arts.Cuba has also provided invaluable support to the region in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, despite also being vulnerable to the ravages of natural disasters themselves.Undoubtedly, Cuba’s involvement with the region has redounded positively not just for the region’s social, environmental and economic development, but has deepened and cemented the ties of friendship which binds us. For this reason, the Community has continued to be a strong advocate for Cuba’s full involvement in hemispheric affairs, and particularly for the elimination of the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed against the country.Excellency,At the 6th CARICOM – Cuba Summit held in Antigua and Barbuda last December, Heads engaged in discussions on issues of economic concerns with Cuban senior officials, towards strengthening our trade and functional cooperation framework.Indeed, we have noted an increase in trade relations, and a growing interest among Caribbean entrepreneurs to develop business and commercial relations with Cuba.This,is testament to the potential for deepening our collaboration and mutual engagement with Cuba towards enhanced economic prosperity for all our peoples. The culmination of that meeting with the signature of the Declaration of St. Mary’s, reaffirms this shared commitment.In closing, allow me to reiterate, Excellency, on behalf of all my colleagues, a warm welcome to this regional engagement process and best wishes for a prosperous term in office. We very much look forward to working closely with you for the shared benefit of all our peoples.It is now my honour Excellency, to invite you to address the Community of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community.