Eli Manning didn’t expect Tom Brady to leave Patriots

first_imgIt was shock to Manning that Brady would part with New England coach Bill Belichick.MORE: Former teammate thinks Brady just got ‘fed up’ with Belichick”I was just surprised,” Manning said of Brady’s move to SiriusXM NFL Radio. “So much success and still having success and playing at a high level and making playoffs and everything he has done there in New England, [I’m surprised] that there would be a departure.”Brady adapting to life with the Bucs has been made more difficult by the coronavirus impacting offseason activities, Manning noted. “I think it’s going to be tough for him, just the fact he can’t be doing everything he wants to be doing with the team and getting ready,” Manning said. “It will be interesting how it all plays out — how quickly he can just adjust to a new organization, new players and a new offense, all those new things, especially with the limited timing he’s going to have being with them.”He’s hopeful the quality of the Bucs’ receivers can go at least some way towards easing the 42-year-old’s transition.”When you have got talented receivers it makes it easier to get on the same page because they are getting open,” Manning said. Tampa Bay’s receiving corps is led by wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and tight ends O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and longtime Brady teammate Rob Gronkowski.Time to run it back @RobGronkowski! pic.twitter.com/d4wmZLUV9n— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 22, 2020One of the other top quarterback storylines this offseason emerged in last month’s NFL Draft, when the Packers controversially traded up to select Utah State’s Jordan Love in the first round. Love is now assumed to be the successor to franchise icon Aaron Rodgers.WHEN CAN PACK PART WITH RODGERS? Contract has the clues Manning is sure Rodgers, who had previously spoken of his desire to finish his career at Green Bay in his 40s, would not have liked the move.”It was a little bit of deja vu and kinda how it happened with Brett Favre,” said Manning. “When Aaron Rodgers was drafted to Green Bay, obviously they didn’t trade up, but they took a quarterback in the first round when Favre was still playing well and had years left of playing. “I’m sure Brett wasn’t real fond of that happening and I’m sure Aaron wasn’t real fond of it happening, especially after going 13-3 and playing good football.” Eli Manning was surprised to see his former Super Bowl rival Tom Brady join the Buccaneers. Manning also feels his fellow quarterback will have a tough task adapting during an unusual offseason.Manning has had an opportunity to observe a dramatic free agency period at his position since retiring from the Giants at the end of last season. Brady, the man he beat in two Super Bowls, opted to leave the Patriots after 20 years, nine AFC championships and six Vince Lombardi trophies.last_img read more

ALERT: Police Searching for Dangerous Broward Escapee

first_imgA search is underway to find an escaped Broward County prisoner described as dangerous. Pembroke Pines police say John Ireland escaped yesterday from a state hospital in Broward. Police said he hopped a fence around 4 p.m. Authorities used dogs and a helicopter to search for him without any luck. The 33-year-old has schizophrenia and a history of violent behavior. He’s described as six-foot-five, 200 pounds, white Hispanic, with brown hair, brown eyes, facial hair and multiple face tattoos. Police have stepped up patrols in the area as a precaution.last_img read more

Valencia wants to close the central Javi Sánchez this week

first_imgIn the case of Hugo Guillamón, the player does not yet have a renewal offer from the club. Barcelona has it on a list of young talents although at the moment there is no firm offer. For all this, and for the deadlines that begin to run out (this week you must request the corresponding permission to sign) Valencia wants to close the reinforcement. And right now, the center they are moving through is Javi Sánchez, a 23-year-old player, owned by Real Madrid and assigned to Real Valladolid, as advanced as.com, on the afternoon of last Friday. Mangala’s injury still leaves Valencia more exposed for the final part of the season. Right now with Diakhaby as the only healthy center and the alternative of Hugo Guillamón, who already played last Saturday at Anoeta, the central position in Valencia is more than with pins.The statements of Captain Parejo, in Anoeta, towards the directive also put a little more pressure on the offices of Valencia since Garay was injured almost a month ago and there are still no movements in the form of reinforcement for the central zone of the Valencian defense.center_img The Madrid defender he has only played 90 minutes, in Copa del Rey, this season in Valladolid since he was injured in the ankle and has not been recovered until last January. Now you are ready to compete. Valencia and the player already have a closed agreement for the remainder of the season and the next (16 months) and Valladolid would approve the player to change his air. The biggest problem right now lies in Real Madrid. The white club has no problem in giving Valencia to the canterano at this time but the disagreement lies in the purchase option that would be valid in June 2021. Valencia wants to have the pan by the handle and be able to run it unilaterally to keep the footballer in property. In that case, I would propose a repurchase option for Madrid in later years. Instead, The white club does not want to lose control over the player as they consider it very valid despite the fact that this year he has barely played for the injury. He wants a pure assignment.last_img read more

Radio can be impacting

first_imgDear Editor,On February 13, 2018, Word Radio Day was celebrated. The day was dedicated to the role of radio and sports. Radio is a medium of educating, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression.Very early in my life, I developed a keen interest in radio. I remember my parents purchasing a Panasonic Radio Cassette player in the late 1970s, way before the first television set – a gift from a migrating friend – entered our home in 1990.My fondness for radio remains strong, with an acquired preference for certain stations and programme content.In the 1980s I was an ardent DX-er. Only persons familiar with listening to International Radio via Short Wave would be familiar with the term DX. I listened mostly to English and Spanish broadcasts from the BBC, VOA, Radio Habana, Czech Radio and HCJB, just to name a few. HCJB, which transmitted out of Quito, Ecuador was one of my favourites. That radio station transmitted programmes in English and Spanish.I continue to pay keen attention to both local and international media. It is on such volition that this missive was inspired.In his World Radio Day message, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres posited – “On World Radio Day, let us celebrate both radio and sports as helping people achieve their full potential.”What I hear on many of our local radio stations nowadays is particularly worrying. I often wonder if our radio practitioners ever READ, other than when they are tasked to do so from work scripts. Sometimes, their efforts reveal a lack of familiarity or preparation of what they present. My curious thoughts also ponder if they ever hear or listen to other internationally renowned media outfits; the quality of language, grammatical usage and correctness of pronunciation.Radio is not just informative or entertaining, it is also a learning tool and beacon of who we are and what we represent. In closing, I encourage our radio practitioners to be cognisant of the importance of their roles and thrive to perform professionally and eloquently. For radio impacts lives!Sincerely,Orette Cuttinglast_img read more

SOCU should remain under Police – Ramjattan

first_imgFollowing the recent pronouncement by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) should be independent, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is of the view that the Unit should remain under the purview of the Guyana Police Force.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanSpeaking with reporters on Friday, Minister Ramjattan posited that he would personally want SOCU to come under the Police Force, but noted this would be determined following debates in the National Assembly.“I would still want (SOCU) to come under the Police Force because it’s a policing authority and that’s my personal opinion. But first we have to collectively agree, I think the Attorney General has a different perspective on the issue. So like we do on everything, right down to contracts, we debate and then make a decision,” the Public Security Minister stated.On Tuesday last, Minister Basil Williams had announced that SOCU should be removed from under the Police Force in order to focus more on fighting money laundering, noting that it would not be wise for the Unit to be considered as one carrying out the work of the Force.“It is important for us because SOCU has been very busy, very up and about and it’s very important for it to perform its core functions related to AML/CFT and not be burdened with other Police work… SOCU needs to be an independent body like in the manner of CANU (Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit)… It is required now that these agencies be independent and carry out their own investigations when they receive report. We cannot remove SOCU from its core functions,” the Attorney General had stated.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo days later criticised such a move, warning that the Unit would be used as a political weapon.Moreover, Jagdeo posited that the Unit should return to focusing on its core function; that is fighting money laundering, rather than doing regular Police work such as investigating murders, robbery and theft in accordance with the protocol recently developed by the Public Security Ministry.Armed with a signed copy of the SOCU protocol, he told a Thursday afternoon press conference that this new mandate is ridiculous and with this expanded mandate, not much is left for the rest of the Guyana Police Force to do, as he urged that SOCU returns to its original mandate.“This is a Special Organsied Crime Unit, it can’t do 21 things, it has to go back to its core functions, which was [fighting] money laundering and terrorism. There are other places in the Police Force where the deal with piracy, smuggling, fraud murder, you have the CID, or environmental crimes and counterfeiting of products, that’s not for SOCU,” the Opposition Leader declared.However, in response to Jagdeo, the Public Security Minister pointed out on Friday that the amended Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for SOCU does not entail the investigating robberies or petty crimes. But he explained that SOCU is a Police Unit and every Police Unit is involved in all types of crime.Nevertheless, he noted that the emphasis of the Unit is on anti-money laundering and anti-terrorists offences, which the AML provisions cater for.“That is what they have been doing all along… So it is not as if in the new Standard Operating Procedure, which we amended to accommodate them, that they are going to be robberies and so on. But if there is, let’s say, an anti-terrorist crime that then results in murder are you telling me that this Unit will deal with the anti-money laundering but when it comes to the murder, they send it back to the homicide squad – no! (SOCU) will proceed to do all of these investigations because a lot will be inter-related,” the Minister stated.According to Ramjattan, he found it “ludicrous” that the Opposition Leader would criticise the SoPs when his Administration – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – set up the Unit without any such protocols.last_img read more

Indian Govt introduces KIP for older generation

first_imgThe Indian High Commission in Georgetown has announced that the Government of India through its Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is organising a special “Know India Programme” (KIP) for the elder generation to visit India and reconnect with their roots.KIP is a flagship initiative of the Indian Government which familiarises youths of Indian origin with their Indian roots and contemporary India, through a 25-day orientation programme organised by the MEA. The KIP, in the past, was only available to youths between 18 and 30 years.However, for the first time-ever, India is hosting a KIP for the older generation.The Programme is available to seven Latin American countries, including Guyana, for Persons of Indian origin in the 45-65 age group, who have never been to India previously and fall in the low-income group.Persons of Indian origin within this age group, who may be interested in attending the KIP are being advised that the first KIP will be held in India with partner states Delhi, Varanasi, Allahabad, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Behar, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala from January 20, 2019 to February 10, 2019.This will coincides with the Annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention for which applicants would also have to register for.The second KIP will be organised from January 31, 2019 to February 16, 2019. A formal announcement of the KIP for Elders will be made soon. The Indian High Commission will provide registration details to the general public as they become available by the MEA.In the meantime, the Indian High Mission is urging those interested in applying for the programme to make necessary arrangements for their participation.last_img read more

Hwy. 138 funding is sought

first_imgPALMDALE – After missing out on a recent allotment of transportation bond money, Antelope Valley civic leaders said Wednesday they will try to secure $15.8million needed to widen a portion of Highway 138 – a route dubbed “Blood Alley.” At a meeting convened by county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, civic leaders and representatives of the state Department of Transportation said they think they can come up with the money, about half of the $32 million needed for the entire project. The project would widen Highway138 from 165thStreet East to Largo Vista Road. Originally, officials had hoped to tap funds from Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion transportation bond measure approved in November, for the project. But last week, the California Transportation Commission voted not to include it for funding. “We have to look for funding to make up for this disastrous decision,” Antonovich said. “I’m optimistic we will be able to work together.” Highway 138 picked up the moniker “Blood Alley” because of fatal collisions often involving impatient motorists trying to pass in areas where the route is just two lanes wide. Caltrans is widening the highway to four lanes in segments as funding allows. “This will (help stop) people from doing stupid things,” said Doug Failing, director of the Caltrans district that includes Los Angeles County. The state Transportation Commission primarily looked at two criteria in approving projects for Proposition 1B money – readiness for construction and congestion relief. It scored well on the first but poorly on the latter, Failing said. Failing said the plan now is to try to get the money through the State Highway Operations and Protections Program, or SHOPP. “I don’t care where the money comes from as long as it doesn’t delay my project,” Failing said. The project has a tentative completion date of 2010. Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns said he was very disappointed by the commission’s decision, but he gave credit to Antonovich and Failing for keeping the issue a high priority. “I think we’re going to get there,” Hearns said. Some portions of the highway already have been funded for widening. That includes $24million to widen the Twin Bridges area – from 146th to 165th streets east – from two lanes to four. That project is slated for completion late this year. Twin Bridges has been the scene of numerous collisions, including one that killed three people in 1995. The stretch of highway has no shoulder for a driver to use if an oncoming vehicle crosses the center line. Also funded is a $16 million European-style traffic roundabout, which is planned to consolidate five closely spaced intersections into one, and eliminate the 90-degree curve from Palmdale Boulevard onto 47th Street East. In a roundabout, a driver yields to traffic already in the circle, makes a right turn to enter the circle and makes a right turn to exit. Roundabouts are designed so the traffic in the circle is traveling slower than 30mph. Work is scheduled to begin this year and be complete in 2008. Three other segments are in the design phases and have projected construction start dates this year – a segment from 60th Street East to AvenueT, a segment from 77th to 89th streets east, and a segment from 96th to 106th streets east. Construction costs for those three projects total $21 million. The segments are all slated for completion in 2009. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes was considered for a Spain recall, reveals Vicente del Bosque

first_img Victor Valdes Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has revealed he considered naming out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes in his latest squad. Valdes has made just two senior appearances since joining Manchester United in January after recovering from a knee injury.The former Barcelona man’s relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal deteriorated during the summer and he has not been given a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign.“We were very close to bringing Victor Valdes to the team and I really liked the idea,” Del Bosque told Atresmedia.“But in the end, we acted a little bit cowardly just because of what people might say, such as that I’ve lost my mind or those sort of things.“It was a time when Valdes needed support and why couldn’t we have given it ourselves?“I know that we have to call up the best players, that we need to prepare for the future, one that he might not be a part of.“But without a doubt it would have been a good idea to have called him up.”Valdes earned 20 caps for Spain and was a member of the squad that won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two years later.“He is a unique man, special and very good for the national team,” Del Bosque said. “At times there is a need for humanity.”The 33-year-old saw his transfer to Turkish side Besiktas fall through last week after failing to agree personal terms and is under contract with United until next summer.Spain take on Slovakia in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Oviedo before travelling to Skopje to face Macedonia three days later. 1last_img read more

Jose Mourinho labels his side as ‘ridiculous’ after Champions League defeat to Porto

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho labeled his side’s defensive errors as “ridiculous” after Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by his former club Porto.The Blues lost to the Portuguese side on Mourinho’s first return to the club in 2004-05 and history repeated itself at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday as Andre Andre and Maicon scored either side of Willian’s free-kick.Chelsea, who have now lost five times in all competitions this season, are now third in Group G after Dynamo Kiev beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0.Mourinho, who had criticised the attitude of his players on the eve of the game, said: “It was a good performance with two ridiculous mistakes.“Sometimes you make that kind of mistake and you are not punished. We were punished.“The second goal for us is a ridiculous mistake. We watch dozens of repetitions of Porto taking corners.“We were completely ready for that and in a moment where the game is completely under control and we were preparing a change, to concede that goal is ridiculous.”Mourinho reacted to the abject draw at Newcastle by dropping Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic to the substitutes’ bench, alongside captain John Terry, while leaving Loic Remy, Radamel Falcao and Oscar at home.But Mourinho refused to rebuke his players again, although Chelsea were easily exposed for Andre’s opener.“I don’t think my players deserve me to be critical of them, apart from the two mistakes that are difficult to accept,” he said. “I’m not going to point the finger to one or to another. The two mistakes that cost us the game, a game that was fantastic.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal star Mark McHugh has said that home advantage and support was a crucial factor for Donegal overcoming Tyrone in a bruising Ulster SFC quarter final on Sunday.  Despite the manner in which Donegal seemed to ease away from Tyrone especially after Ross Wherity’s goal, McHugh does not believe they are pulling further away from the chasing pack.McHugh said, “Tyrone and Donegal, it is probably one of those things where they could play 10 times and Tyrone could win five and Donegal could win five, they are so evenly matched.”“Home advantage really stood by us. We are used to the field, we trained there during the week, the free-takers know it so well, all these wee points all add up to making it easier for you.“And if you can take those things to improve your performance, all the better.”“We regrouped at half-time and we lifted the siege again and I don’t think they had any answer to us. We were quietly confident going into the game that if could produce the display we are capable of that we could do that to Tyrone. McHugh is now hoping over the next four weeks he can build up his fitness so he starts the Ulster SFC semi-final where Donegal will either face Derry or Down.“Whoever we play it will be it will be a test, there are no easy games in Ulster, and as we are reigning Ulster and All Ireland champins there are plenty of counties out there that want to knock us of our perch.”  ‘BALLYBOFEY GAVE US THE X FACTOR AGAINST TYRONE’ – MARK MCHUGH was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BallybofeyCrowdHome advantageMark McHughPerparationTyroneUlster Semi finalXfactorlast_img read more