Lineker piles pressure on Premier League stars by donating £300k to Red Cross

first_img5FOOTBALL legend Gary Lineker has piled the pressure on millionaire Premier League footballers to put their hands in their pockets after donating £300,000 towards the coronavirus relief effort.The former England and Tottenham star and now Match Of The Day host has agreed to give away two months of his BBC salary to the British Red Cross, who are helping those most vulnerable during the pandemic.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Gary Lineker has donated two months salary to the British Red CrossCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe has also appeared to throw the gauntlet down to other top earners including millionaire players by asking others to “join in”.Sharing a Just Giving link on Twitter, Lineker, 59, wrote: “Decided to donate a couple months salary to the @britishredcross who are doing vital work to the most vulnerable during this coronavirus crisis.”Feel incredible fortunate to be able to do this. If you’d like to join in it would be greatly appreciated.”Lineker also responded to a tweet put out by Labour MP David Lammy, who criticised pro footballers.Mr Lammy wrote: “It’s criminal that Premier League footballers haven’t moved more quickly to take pay cuts and deferrals.”And completely wrong that taxpayers are now being asked to subsidise cleaners, caterers and security guards at these clubs instead.”5 5CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.It comes after Spurs, who Lammy supports, became the second Premier League club after Newcastle to slash wages for non-playing staff.But Lineker believes it is not that footballers aren’t interested in helping those less fortunate out, but more that they just don’t know how best to go about doing it.He hit back: “It’s not criminal. Fact is players are not training together so meetings would take time to organise.”I’m positive most of them would want to do something to help but don’t know how, or worry about treading a lonely path.”Let’s give them a chance to act before we all wade in.”CLICK HERE IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN GARY LINEKER AND DONATE TO THE BRITISH RED CROSSAfter Spurs putting many of their staff on furlough leave, chairman Levy warned the management and playing staff that they will “have to do their bit” in the current coronavirus crisis.Boss Jose Mourinho pockets an incredible £290,000-a-week at the London club, while star striker Harry Kane makes £200k-a-week.Levy, who was the Prem’s best-paid exec last season with £7million, confirmed in a club statement: “The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future.“The club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’5“We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.“We ourselves made the difficult decision to reduce the renumeration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20 per cent utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme.“We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.”Famous faces the world over are contributing to the fight against coronavirus with some football stars already pledging millions of pounds.They include Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola, who have both made donations of over £900,000 to hospitals in Spain and Argentina while Cristiano Ronaldo has made provisions for medical equipment and intensive care units.Brazilian ace Neymar has been revealed as the man behind a £770,000 donation to Unicef and a local charity, while a mystery Liverpool player has given £25,000 to a children’s hospital on Merseyside.And both Brighton boss Graham Potter and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe taking voluntary pay cuts.Best coronavirus memes – Hilarious home schooling montagelast_img read more

The campaign against the coronavirus of Simeone and Atlético adds to the cinema

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 31, 2020 The ‘We give everything’ campaign that Argentine coach Diego Pablo Simeone and Atlético de Madrid launched to raise funds for the Red Cross activity against the coronavirus in Madrid, is advancing in contributions and is adding personalities to Spanish cinema. This initiative, launched by the rojiblanco coach and his partner, Carla Pereyra, together with the Red Cross and the Atlético de Madrid Foundation on March 20, using the same motto that they used in previous years to organize food collections, “It goes very well” regarding the arrival of economic contributions, as explained to EFE sources close to the technician, who ask “do not loosen”.During the last days, the rojiblanco president Enrique Cerezo, the captains of the first male and female squads, Koke Resurrección and Amanda Sampedro, or the president of the Fundación and former rojiblanco footballer, Adelardo Rodríguez, They have been adding their support through the rojiblanca website, where there is a web link and the account number to make donations.center_img Also the maximum shareholder of the club, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, announced in the letter sent last Friday, in which it communicated the decision to make a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE), that the club would channel its aid against the pandemic through this initiative.“We have decided to channel all the club’s aid to the fight against this pandemic through the #LoDamosTodo campaign, whose entire collection will go to the Red Cross, so that it can meet the needs of the health workers who fight against Covid-19 in the Community of Madrid, which unfortunately is the region most shaken by the coronavirus in Spain “he pointed out.That same Friday, players like the striker Álvaro Morata, the Ghanaian midfielder Thomas partey or the substitute goalkeeper Antonio Adam They starred in a video asking rojiblancos fans to also make a donation to support the Red Cross fight against Covid-19.They were joined from the weekend by personalities from the world of cinema and entertainment such as the humorist José Mota, the music producer Carlos Jean, he ‘Wizard More’, the actor and former president of the Antonio Resines Film Academy, and the actor and director Safe Santiago, with videos in which they show their support for health personnel and ask to make donations to the Red Cross.last_img read more

Bravo backs Sammy

first_imgDELHI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has spoken out in support of West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy, who faces possible disciplinary action for publicly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the regional team won the T20 World Cup in India on Sunday.Bravo says he and the rest of the champion West Indies T20 side are in full support of Sammy, who hit out at the WICB for its lack of support to the players.”The most unprofessional board”In an exclusive Skype interview from India with Trinidad and Tobago’s CNC3 television yesterday, Bravo described the WICB as “the most unprofessional board” in the world.”The players feel hurt, and the time has come where we cannot take it anymore, and someone needs to put a stop to it because the cricket is being run by people who do not have the interest of West Indies cricket at heart,” Bravo said.Sammy faces possible disciplinary action after a statement from the WICB described his comments as “inappropriate” and promised an investigation.”I was not surprised by Sammy’s speech. I think we had enough as players. A lot of people don’t understand what we go through as players dealing with our board,” said Bravo.”It is the most unprofessional board in the world, and I think Sammy spoke from his heart.”last_img read more

Beermen lose but get back Cabagnot in time for playoffs

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “It felt good. Probably timing is a little bit off, but overall, it was okay,” Cabagnot said after a 95-80 loss to Rain or Shine.San Miguel still managed to get the top seeding despite missing the services of Cabagnot, who was averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists before the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 35-year-old Cabagnot said the Beermen being able to sustain their form is a testament to the team’s “character.”“We had some guys who stepped up and that’s really how our team works. I was gone for six games, but we went 4-2,” he said. “That’s a good record to have in a six-game stretch for any team. That just shows our character, and it’s a paradigm of sorts on how we are as a team.” GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Cruz makes immediate impact in TNT debut PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer lost its final elimination round game but regained its full strength with the return of starting guard Alex Cabagnot on Wednesday night.Cabagnot missed six games due to a partial tear in his right foot, but is back just in time before the the start of the playoffs where the Beermen will shoot for a fourth straight Philippine Cup championship.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Still groping for form, Cabagnot finished with 13 points, four rebounds and only one assist in over 30 minutes of play.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Giftland Mall and GPL

first_imgDear Editor,I have been following this ongoing saga with the Giftland Mall and GPL power supply, and it appears that Minister Patterson and GPL Chairman Lucas do not want to purchase power from the Giftland Mall.Mr. Beepat (Chairman of the Giftland Group) has stated that his supply cost is cheaper than what is being produced by GPL’s diesel engines, and had offered power at a competitive price to GPL; in other articles, the CEO of GPL has stated that lines have already been installed, and GPL is awaiting connection. Therefore, I can presume that the interconnection is not an issue.I actually met an engineer from Manitoba Power Company last year, who informed me that this was a viable option and it was being implemented, and that many man hours have been spent on ironing out the details. This leads me to conclude that there is no political will by this Government to purchase power, and the residents of the East Coast of Demerara be damned and must continue to suffer with the constant blackouts.Further, I was at Giftland Mall last night, and was thinking that this was the largest and most significant social and commercial development project in our history. It has brought joy and convenience to all Guyanese and visitors. Has our President ever visited the Giftland Mall in the four years that it has been opened?Regards,Kumar DiodatIndustry,East Coast Demeraralast_img read more

Banking sector should serve Hinterland, remote areas – President

first_img… as Republic Bank opens .5B Triumph BranchIn order to increase access to banking services, Guyana must develop systems adapted to its geographical composition which can, in turn, reduce income inequality. This was the view put forward by President David Granger who noted that local deficiencies still exist with regard to accessing financial services in Hinterland locations.The President and First Lady on a tour of the new facilities at the Republic Bank, Triumph branchThe Head of State made these comments on Sunday afternoon, at the launch of Republic Bank’s newest branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD). It was disclosed that the facility cost some $1.5 billion.The President pointed out that greater access to financial services will contribute to enhanced economic growth.“The opening of bank branches brings banking services closer to the people [who] will feel more comfortable taking their financial transactions closer to where they live and work,” the Head of State noted.The latest Republic Bank facility at Triumph, ECDPresident Granger told the gathering that the new establishment is not a local achievement only, but one which will benefit the entire Caribbean community, noting the “strong presence” of Republic Bank in the Region. President Granger however cautioned that more efforts in the banking sector needs to be employed to reduce income inequality, especially in the interior locations.“We have established three Capital towns, [but] Mabaruma still has no bank,” the President told the gathering.He highlighted that at present, many residents have to make costly overnight trips to access bank services. The Head of State emphasised that it is incumbent on the banking sector to find innovative means and mechanisms to expand services to Hinterland communities.“Lack of access to banking services in un-served areas presents a serious constraint to income generation activities,” the President noted.He further explained that because of the remoteness of some communities, mobile banking services would be a viable alternative.“The expansion and use of mobile banking in Guyana is another potential approach to providing basic financial services to Hinterland and riverine areas. Mobile banking [can] provide services without having to invest in brick and mortar,” Granger told the gathering.Meanwhile, Managing Director of Republic Bank Guyana, Richard Sammy explained that the 1.1 acres land was acquired in 2011 following a Board of Directors decision to move forward with the project.“Our decision to expand the Bank’s footprint stemmed from our increasing awareness of the demand for our service by the East Coast [Demerara] community. This expansion is also in keeping with our strategic plan to serve the various communities throughout Guyana,” Sammy stressed.In keeping with Guyana’s “green” initiative, the Managing Director disclosed that the ECD facility includes Lutron ‘Quantum’ Lighting and variable refrigeration flow air condition (AC) systems.Meanwhile, Board Chairman Nigel Baptiste told the gathering that the new facility will see 32 staff being stationed there under the guide of Officer in Charge, Bibi Shaliza Seepersaud. Highlighting several achievements in various branch establishments, the Board Chairman revealed that the bank is examining expanding its Rose Hall operations by constructing a new facility at the location.The bank opened for business on December 19 last, after construction was completed November 17, 2016, following its August 3, 2015 commencement. It was disclosed that, in terms of size, the new facility is second only to Republic Bank’s Water Street branch.last_img read more

Dreher improves on leaderboard but misses cut at Q-School

first_imgDreher’s score of 70, her best of the four days of competition, unfortunately wasn’t enough to propel her into the top 70 plus ties on the leaderboard, preventing her from playing in the tournament’s fifth and final day.Sunday’s best score of her tournament saw her jump from 111 to a tie for 97 in the tournament standings.Her fourth round was made up of 10 pars, five birdies and just three bogies.- Advertisement -Dreher says despite the fact that it wasn’t the weekend she was hoping for, she learned lots from the experience and was happy to finish the weekend with an under-par round.Following her four days on the course, Dreher’s final position earned her full status on the Symetra Tour (LPGA Futures Tour), which starts at the end of February or beginning of March of 2013.last_img read more

Conte charged by FA after sending-off

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte (2nd L) speaks with English referee Neil Swarbrick before being sent to the stands on November 29, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by England’s governing Football Association following his dismissal against Swansea City on Wednesday.The Italian was ordered off the touchline by referee Neil Swarbrick near the end of the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 win in the Premier League after complaining angrily about the award of a Swansea goal-kick. Conte later apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason, who was patrolling the technical areas, saying: “It’s right to apologise for what happened during the game. I apologised to both of them.“In the first half I saw Swansea was wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.“I didn’t see anything change. I was frustrated with this situation.”Conte added: “I tried to tell him again. Then the referee took this decision. For sure I made a mistake. I was frustrated. I was a bit animated. For this reason the fourth official lost his patience.“The fault is mine, not the fourth official.”But Conte’s post-match contrition did not stop the FA taking action Thursday.Wednesday’s incident at Stamford Bridge was the first time Conte has been dismissed in English football and he could now be fined or even given a touchline ban.Conte has until 6:00pm local time (1800 GMT) on Tuesday to respond to the FA charge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgJoe Brolly has said he is still in awe of Jim McGuinness despite Donegal being mauled by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final.The former Derry star said coaches around the country including Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice are now copying the Glenties man’s approach.He says he admits that Donegal football was often ugly but the whole point was always to win. “As I pointed out repeatedly during the McGuinness experiment, there is no contradiction between admiring his extraordinary achievements yet decrying the ugliness of their football.“Turning a stag party into All-Ireland champions in the space of two years is the most remarkable phenomenon I have witnessed,” said Brolly.He added that sometimes in football people are cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.But the RTE pundit, writing in his Mail on Sunday column adds “McGuinness will never be a feather duster…”  McGUINNESS TURNED A STAG PARTY INTO ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS – BROLLY was last modified: August 12th, 2013 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:donegalJim McGuinnessJOE BROLLYlast_img read more


first_imgCloughaneely GAA News: Seniors – Div 2 League***D’éirigh go hiontach maith le foirne Chloich Cheannfhaola are mhéilte Mhullach Dearg tráthnóna Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Bhain an dá fhoireann a gcluichí in éadan Naomh Muire are thráthnóna a bhí feanntach fuar. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta 1-07|0-08 agus na sinsir 1-10|0-07. Cloughaneely travelled to The Banks to face Naomh Muire on their 3rd outing of the Division 2 League on Saturday evening last. Both seniors and reserves battled amid strong wind and hail on a bitter cold evening at The Banks. It was Cloughaneely, however, that secured the win, with a full time score of 1-07 | 0-08 for the reserves and 1-10 to 0-07 for our seniors. Well done to both teams!Seniors:The home side was the first to start off the scoring proceedings with a point within the first 30 seconds. Cloughaneely were at the disadvantage of a prevailing wind for the first half which was evident from their total tally of 2 points in the first half. Both scores coming from frees from John Fitzgerald and Darren McGeever (7:40 Mins and 12 mins).Half Time Score :Cloughaneely 0-02, NaomhMuire 0-05 A much more determined Cloughaneely fielded for the 2nd half. A point from Darren Ferry and a John Fitzgerald free (within the first 2 minutes) saw Cloughaneely narrow the gap to 1 point against the home side. Naomh Muire battled against the breeze to stay ahead of the visitors but only managed to secure 2 points within the 2nd half (12 mins, 20 mins). Much needed points came from John McGarvey, John Fitzgerald, Kevin Mulhern and Cillian Gallagher, which saw Cloughaneely gradually steal away from Naomh Muire. However it was a goal fisted in by John Fitzgerald with 5 minutes remaining which sealed Naomh Muire’s fate. Jason McGee was introduced for John Fitgerald with a few minutes of normal time remaining; McGee was a welcome addition to the pitch securing 2 additional points within 2 minutes!Cloughaneely:Shaun McClafferty, Ciaran McGeady, Eamonn Curran, Martin Ferry, Kevin Mulhern (0-01), Darren McGeever (0-1, 1F), Paddy Cannon, Ciaran Scanlon, Kevin McFadden, Eugene McGuire, Declan McGarvey, Cillian Gallagher (0-01), John Fitzgerald (1-03, 2F), Shaun McGuire, John McGarvey (0-01). Subs: Darren Ferry (0-01) for Martin Ferry (19 mins into 1st half), Jason McGee (0-02) for John Fitzgerald (27 mins into 2nd half)Next Up:Seniors and Reserves will now face Glenfin this Sunday, April 19th, in what will be their first home game of the season. Reserves at 1:30 PM, Seniors 3:00 PM. (Please keep an eye on the club Twitter/facebook page for any changes to the fixture). Best of luck to both teams. We encourage you all to come out and show your support for both teams on Sunday!***Reserve Management*** We would like to wish Donal Curran all the best in his new role as Reserve team manager. He was officially ratified into his post during Monday nights monthly club meeting. He will be assisted by Ciaran Collins, Stephen Doohan and Paddy Joe Doohan. We wish them all the best in the year ahead!***Ladies***Cloughaneely Ladies also play a home game to this Sunday, April 19th, where they take on Naomh Columba. Time is yet to be confirmed!***March 100 Club Winners*** Congratulations to our March Winners! €500 Winner- Pól Ó Cuireann; €100 Winners – Dr. Nelson, Seamus McGee (buses), Mary Coll & Mary Sharkey, Patrick McClafferty , Sheila Geaney.April’s draw will take place Tuesday, April 28th.***Club Donegal Card***If you attend regular club games within the county of Donegal, (league and championship) the Club Donegal Card covers admission to all Adult League and Championship matches within the county. The cards are excellent value if you attend games regularly! Please contact Marie McClafferty on 086-8351996 for further details.***Thank You!***A big thank you to Tom Feeney for his work on the sale of the shamrocks to raise funds for the club and to all of you who bought them. €1055 in much needed funds was raised for the club!***REMINDER: Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme***For those of you who will be clocking up the extra miles travelling to county and Club games in the coming weeks,Cloughaneely GAA club has signed up to the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative where you can help win up to E 10,000 for the club! The Cash for Club Scheme ends 5pm Sunday 10 May 2015.Collect a card at your local Topaz and you will earn one stamp per fuel transaction with a minimum value of E40. We need to collect 300 completed cards to qualify for the draw so your help and support is appreciated!! When you have your card completed you can drop them into the Cloughaneely boxes in TOPAZ outlets in Falcarragh or Gortahork. Alternatively you can hand over your stamped card to Anna Marie Coyle, Martin Duggan, Marie McClafferty or any club officer.*******The Club ID which you will need to enter on the loyalty card is 10906********Twitter/Facebook***For up to date club information and live match updates please follow us on Twitter (@clgcloughaneely) or add us on facebook!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY EARN EXCELLENT AWAY VICTORY OVER NAOMH MUIRE was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more