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Nearly impossible for Eriksen to leave – Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino said it would be ‘nearly impossible’ for Christian Eriksen to leave Tottenham after his goal helped Spurs to a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the North London derby.Eriksen, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs before the European transfer window closes tomorrow, opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium when he turned home on the rebound from Erik Lamela’s shot, his 50th goal in the Premier League.Harry Kane added a second for the visitors to give them a commanding lead before goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought Arsenal storming back. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Afterwards, Pochettino was quick to play up the Denmark international’s performance, claiming that despite the on-going uncertainty regarding his future, his performance justified his inclusion.”The whole team had a very good performance.,” the manager told the BBC. “Eriksen had a big performance. His mind was clear that he wanted to play. It’s nearly impossible for something to happen [with a transfer tomorrow], that’s why it was clear.””I think it was a great game for both sides. I think we did very well and we were very solid and created a lot of chances. In the first half it was a great 45 minutes and I was a little bit ashamed to concede before half time.”We have massive quality and from tomorrow [when the transfer window shuts] we will all be on the same page. With Christian Eriksen we have to wait but it shows it was the right decision to play him. He showed a great performance and helped the team to get a point here.”Spurs looked fully in control when Kane converted a penalty to double their lead five minutes before half time, but they failed to protect their advantage until the break.Lacazette’s goal in stoppage time at the end of the half gave the Gunners the encouragement they needed to peg back their rivals late in the game.”I am optimistic and happy to work with the squad and try to fight for big things for the club,” said Pochettino as his team dropped points for the third time in four games.”What happened in the past happened in the past and you cannot fix it. It is about drawing a strong line for the future. It’s important to move on and learn from the past.”Kane, who scored for the 10th time in 11 North London derby outings, also suggested that his team-mate Eriksen could yet be persuaded to stay at Spurs.”He is a fantastic player,” said Kane. “I’ve been playing with him for five, six years. He is doing the best he can. You can see how much the goal meant to him. As a squad we are fighting and sticking together and giving everything we can on the pitch.”last_img read more

What is Diego Maradona’s net worth & salary?

first_imgDiego Maradona is without doubt one of the greatest footballers of all time, revered the world over for his phenomenal skills and feisty personality.His wondrous talent inspired Argentina to a World Cup triumph and brought him across the world to clubs such Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Sevilla and Napoli.After hanging up his boots in the mid 1990s, Maradona transitioned into the world of coaching and has steered the fortunes of his country as well as clubs in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Such a glittering career would have brought all sorts of financial rewards, but how much exactly is El Pibe de Oro worth? Goal takes a look. What is Diego Maradona’s net worth How much does Diego Maradona earn? What sponsorships does Diego Maradona have? How many social media followers does Diego Maradona have? What charity work does Diego Maradona do?What is Diego Maradona’s net worth? Maradona’s net worth is estimated at $100,000 (£75,000), despite enjoying a playing career which spanned two decades and saw him ply his trade with the likes of Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors.The World Cup winner may have inspired Napoli to two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but he has been in a long-running dispute with the Italian government over taxes.Maradona told Corriere della Serra in 2016 that the outstanding tax bill had been paid, a claim that is at odds with the comments of Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who said in 2017 that the Argentine would be a club ambassador as soon as the dispute is settled.With a reported €37 million (£33m/$42m) left to pay the Italian authorities, Maradona’s net worth has been estimated at $100,000 (£75,000) by the website Celebrity Net Worth.How much does Diego Maradona earn? Diego Maradona Dorados 2018-19It is unclear how much Maradona is earning in his role as manager of Gimnasia de La Plata, which is a short-term deal until the end of the 2019-20 season.However, it is likely that he is being handsomely remunerated for his services.In his previous job as head coach of Dorados, Record reported that the former Argentina boss was paid $150,000 (£118k) a month, which would have worked out at $1.6m (£1.25m) for the duration of the 11-month contract.Taking that figure as a Maradona’s going rate, you can see a breakdown of that wage per week, day and so on in the table below. Timeframe Earnings Per second $0.05 Per minute $3.40 Per hour $205 Per day $4,931 Per week $34,615 Per month $150,000 Per year $1.8m Prior to becoming Dorados boss he worked as a FIFA ambassador at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and had put pen to paper on a three-year contract to serve as chairman of Belarusian side Dinamo Brest. However, his venture in Belarus was brief as he made the switch to Mexico.As well as his coach’s salary, Maradona also earns income through endorsement deals with different brands.What sponsorships does Diego Maradona have? Maradona has long been a partner of German sportswear giant Puma, who first began working with him during his playing days in the 1980s.He famously wore Puma football boots at three World Cup tournaments, including Argentina’s 1986 triumph in Mexico, and he wore blackout boots at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.Maradona had a dalliance with Japanese brand Mizuno in the mid 90s, but returned to Puma shortly afterwards and has been with them since, with Puma even releasing a range of boots in tribute to the star.As well as Puma, Maradona has had endorsement deals with Coca Cola, Hublot and Konami (as part of their Pro Evolution Soccer series).How many social media followers does Diego Maradona have? Maradona World CupThough it may be difficult to picture Maradona checking out social media on his phone, the 58-year-old is quite active on two platforms, namely Facebook and Instagram.Of the two, he seems to be a bit more active on his Facebook page, which boasts – at the time of writing – 8.9 million followers. Maradona’s Instagram page lags behind, but with 5 million followers on that platform, he still has a considerable cyber fan-base.Despite being one of the best footballers of all time, Maradona’s online appeal pales in comparison to his modern-day counterparts. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, have hundreds of millions of followers on Instagram alone. Maradona’s following is comparable to that of Brazil great Pele, whose numbers are in the low millions.He generally uses his social media pages to share photos from the training ground, but it is also a platform he uses to pay tribute to footballers past and present, as well as indulging in the occasional bout of nostalgia for his own playing days. As well as that he sometimes shares advertisements for the products he endorses.What charity work does Diego Maradona do? Diego Maradona Robbie Williams UNICEFMaradona is not particularly known for his charity work, but he has participated in a number of charity football matches in aid of causes such as UNICEF.In 2010, he helped raise $500,000 for a children’s charity at an event organised by one of his sponsorship partners, Hublot, doing so by taking part in a penalty shootout game.last_img read more

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carryon bags

LONDON — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement Sunday that the new technology will improve security and could also mean “an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports.Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the technology “will transform the passenger experience, making air travel simple, streamlined and more secure through the U.K.’s only hub airport.”The Associated Press read more

Sri Lanka and Cuba discuss priority areas to boost cooperation

Prior to the visit to the National Assembly, a floral wreath was placed by the State Minister at the monument of Jose Marti, the National Hero of Cuba. The State Minister held bilateral discussions with his counterpart Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs where they discussed matters of mutual interest identifying priority areas for more robust sectoral cooperation. Both sides agreed that there has been a significant qualitative leap in the bilateral sphere over the years which have been underpinned by mutual respect and understanding. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and the Raul Roa Garcia Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba was signed at the bilateral meeting. The MoU is expected to develop the academic and scholastic cooperation and research initiatives between the two Institutes. Sri Lanka and Cuba have discussed priority areas to boost future cooperation.State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, undertook an official visit to the Republic of Cuba from 25 to 29 June to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Cuba, the Foreign Ministry said today. A Sri Lankan Food Festival was opened by State Minister Senanayake on the evening of the 28th organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinsky  with Head Chef Publis Silva from the Mount Lavinia hotel.Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba A.L. Ratnapala and Director General Shanika Dissanayake of the Foreign Ministry were associated with the official visit and the ensuing discussions. As a token of solidarity with the Government and people of Cuba, a donation of US $ 50,000 was handed over by State Minister Senanayake to the Government of Cuba towards reconstruction work in the affected regions in the Regla and 10 de Octubre municipalities in Havana which were extensively damaged by a tornado that struck Cuba on 27 January this year, the strongest tornado to affect Cuba in 81 years.  The donation was warmly welcomed by the Cuban government as a testament to the strong bonds of solidarity and friendship.A donation of 200 coconut seedlings of the dwarf X Tall hybrid variety was also pledged during the discussions for replanting in the coconut plantations in the affected regions. Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was the first Asian country to recognize the legitimacy of the Cuban government in the immediate aftermath of the Cuban revolution in February 1959. Speaking at the commemorative event organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP), State Minister Senanayake spoke on the historical ties between the two countries which though separated by distance and language, have strong common bonds. The State Minister recalled the Sri Lankan lives touched by the friendship and generosity of Cuba, which are many, ranging from the students who have studied in Cuba to those who have been treated by Cuban doctors, who first visited Sri Lanka in the early 80’s. The State Minister also held discussions with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez and President of ICAP Fernando Gonzalez Llort on the sidelines of the ICAP event.State Minister Senanayake also undertook a tour of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Centre in Havana where discussions centered on obtaining assistance for Sri Lanka’s health sector, particularly in the field of R & D.  Director General Luis Herrera Martinez expressed keen interest in assisting Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health through the transfer and exchange of technology for the treatment of various diseases.Visiting Santa Clara on 28 June, the State Minister planted a tree at the Che Memorial to signify the deep rooted and everlasting ties that exist between the two countries. In August 1959, during Che Guevara’s visit to Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, a Mahogany tree was planted by Che at the Yahalakele Estate in Horana. During the visit, State Minister Senanayake also held meetings with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Antonio Carricarte Corona to discuss concerted action towards enhancing trade and commercial ties between the two countries. State Minister Senanayake recalled the First Trade and Payments Agreement signed between Che Guevara and R.G. Senanayake on 8 August 1959 during Che’s visit to Sri Lanka, then Ceylon.At an interactive RoundTable discussion at the Havana Chamber of Commerce with Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, the State Minister underlined the importance of exploring and identifying the potential in the Cuban market for new products.  Sri Lanka would also be participating in the FIHAV Trade Fair, Cuba’s largest multisectoral platform, scheduled for the first week of November 2019 in Havana.State Minister Senanayake, during his visit, met with the Chairperson of the International Relations Commission of the Peoples Power National Assembly Yolanda Ferrer Gomez during a visit to the National Assembly of Cuba. Both sides emphasized the importance of strengthening parliamentary exchanges in the context of the Sri Lanka- Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group. read more