Spurs boss Pochettino says footballers being ‘pushed to the limit’

first_imgPochettino’s team selection has come under intense scrutiny this season as he tries to perform a balancing act between resting his players and fielding a strong side.But the Argentine, whose side are fourth in the Premier League, a point behind third-placed Chelsea, knows that ultimately it is the club that suffers.He said: “How do we manage that situation? We put a lot of emphasis on looking after them and…try to help them.“But in the end, when the competition arrives, the competition does not wait for you. It does not understand you’re tired and you haven’t had holidays. And then who pays? The club pays.“I understand the decision of the national teams’ coaching staff. But who looks after the players? When we rotate the players, the fans or you ask, ‘Why not play him?’“Because they need to rest. And sometimes it’s difficult to compete because it’s not only running. It’s the energy you spend in your mind and if you’re tired it affects your body.”Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham squad in trainingLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino accepts he is pushing his Tottenham squad to the limit as he counts the cost of their World Cup exploits.Out of the 12 Spurs players that went to Russia in the summer, only Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Son Heung-min have not spent time out this season with muscle injuries.Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier were the latest stars to head for the treatment room before the recent international break and neither is expected back until next month.Nine Spurs players were involved in Russia until the final weekend and did not return to Tottenham until the eve of the Premier League season.Pochettino, whose Tottenham side play Chelsea this weekend, would prefer his young squad to be relaxing in the summer rather than playing football for 12 months.“Today, we’re in a period where the technology and the knowledge of sports science and the medical staff are fantastic — they can provide the best help,” he said.“But we’re pushing players to the limit. The line between getting injured or not is so thin.“We don’t realise that we’re playing with the health of the players. They’re human. It’s so tough. They are young. They need to enjoy life, too.”last_img read more

RB Public Library Celebrates 75 Years As The Eisner Memorial Library

first_imgState Senator Joseph Kyrillos and Jan Eisner, great-great granddaughter of Sigmund and Bertha Eisner. ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14, members of the Eisner family, friends and patrons of the Red Bank Public Library gathered in what was once the family home to commemorate 75 years as the Eisner Memorial Library.Brigid McCarthy, library board president, gave the welcoming address and Library Director Faith Chmiel followed by introducing attendees that included Freeholder John Curley and Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna, whose grandmother worked in the Sigmund Eisner Company’s factory during World War I and World War II. Several generations of the Eisner family were also present.Jan Eisner of Atlantic High­­lands, a great-great grand­daughter of Sigmund and Bertha Eisner, said: “Thank you on behalf of my grandfather Monroe, and my father Robert, for designating April 14, 2012, the Eisner Memorial Library Day.” Many of the original uniforms manufactured by the Eisner factory, on loan from Jan Eisner, were on display.Gerald Eisner, grandson of the Eisners, made the trip from Scarsdale and fondly remembered spending every Sunday in the house playing the card game Russian Bank with his grandmother Bertha and maiden great-aunts, Ida and Rosa. He also reminisced about working one summer in the Bridge Avenue factory as a machinist. It was 1939, he was in college and earned $12.50 a week. He was the boss’ son and the female sewing machine operators liked to give him special attention. “They thought it quite funny,” he says. Gerald grew up at 247 Broad St., in what is now the United Methodist Church’s parsonage.The highlight of the afternoon came when Elizabeth McDermott, local history librarian, cut the ribbon extending across the door to the newly-named New Jersey History Room located on the second floor of the library. A climate and light-controlled space, it houses priceless collections of atlases, directories and information detailing the history of the library, Red Bank and Monmouth County dating back to the early 1800s. Many possessions and personal memorabilia belonging to the Eisner family add to the historic value of this room. McDermott, along with an archival consultant obtained through the New Jersey Historical Com­mission, oversaw the project to completion. It will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons and by appointment. It is available to researchers, students, gene­alogists and anyone interested in local history.The three Eisner sons, J. Lester, Raymond and Monroe presented the Italian villa-style home to Red Bank in 1937 where they saw a crying need for a library. Built in 1856, Sigmund and Bertha Eisner purchased the 16-room home in 1906 and renovated it twice, adding a mahogany living room in 1920. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, raised their family and entertained many in this home.The event held on Saturday was the kick-off of a year-long celebration in observance of the opening of the Local History Room.For more information contact the library at (732) 842-0690 or visit their website www.lmxac.org/redbank.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys Roller Derby Team

first_imgThe Nelson Killjoys is hosting a four-team Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Blood Bath and Beyond Tournament sees the Killjoys joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan).The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with the top two teams meeting in the Championship Final at 6:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to give the Killjoys a marvelous send off with Team of the Week honours.The Killjoys team includes, Hexes ‘n O’s, Meg Ablast, Goldie Gunshow, Squirt, McWrath, Sly, Coach K. Boss, Milhaus, Cleoslaptra, Red Zeppelin, Brick James, Slugs, Shove, Jagged Little Jill, Oso Agro, Brusie O’Donnell, Hotte Balboa and Harley Hellfire.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — June starting out with a bang

first_imgMay was a busy month for us on the water, and June has started out with a bang.  Still lots of inconsistent weather, but we’ve managed to fish through it all.  Here’s the latest reports from Kerry Reed at Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Kootenay Lake:The month of May was a good month on Kootenay for fish numbers. We had lots of days with 10 – 20 fish coming to the boat.  There was even some nice weather to enjoy for a while.  And while the hot weather was happening, we also witnessed the annual flying ant hatch.  And that is usually the beginning of good fishing.  All the fish in the lake are now into a regular feeding pattern.  In fact, the ant hatch creates a frenzy.  It was an exciting couple weeks while the ants were floating on the surface.  And hopefully the fishing remains steady from here on.Rainbows between 2 – 5 Lbs have been coming in daily and I heard about a couple bigger fish caught over 12 Lbs as well, so there’s still some bigger fish around.  Bull trout have been getting more aggressive lately as well.  Bulls up to 12 Lbs have been caught, with the average being between 3 – 7 Lbs.And last week we had our limited Kokanee fishery for the month of June.  It proved to be a great couple of days.  The Kokanee have been packing on the weight since last month.  These fish were averaging 15 – 20 inches, with some up and over 2 Lbs.  That will make a meal.  On day 1, we had our limit within the first half hour.  Thats some great fishing!  And on the next day it took a bit longer, but still managed 3 peoples limits within an hour.  Got to love it when the fish cooperate.  Looking forward to the next opening in July.  Fish should be even bigger.  Stay tuned……. Arrow Lake:We headed over to Arrow Lake for a few trips last week also, and it was a nice change of scenery.  The fishing was pretty good as well.  Rainbows up to 12 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 12 Lbs were caught recently.  I marked a lot of schools of kokanee over there also, which is a good sign that there is some food for our bigger fish.  Arrow Lake could be on an upward trend.  We’ll see.On our last trip there, we managed to land 1 big Rainbow, 1 big Bull Trout, and about 8 more smaller Rainbows.  So, it was definitely worth the trip.  Looking forward to some more trips over there this year. Columbia River:The river has been producing well lately.  Even with the high water, the fish are still feeding and the fishing has been fun.  Although, when the foul weather was passing through, the fish seemed to shut down a bit.  But, on the good days we were averaging 15 – 20 fish all between 16 – 20 inches.  Quality fishing on the river for sure.  Both techniques of flyfishing or spin casting were working.Looking forward to some consistent weather and some consistent water levels to help make the fishing even better.  This next couple of months should be a blast on the river. What are they biting on ???? On Kootenay Lake, we have been catching most of our Rainbows on the surface.  Bucktail flies in my favourite colors have been working best.  Lucky numbers:  210, 214, 215, 222, & 226 have been producing the best for me.  Also a mix of spoons and hockey sticks have been producing some good Rainbows.  Gibbs Delta hockey sticks in black/grey,  Blue s/Uv, and even the orange TKO’s have caught a few.  Also still catching a few on the Skinny G in the ‘No Bananas’ pattern.Bull trout have been coming in on the usual Highliner flasher in the Lemon lime color with g-force spoons or green spatter back hoochies.  The Bulls have been getting closer to the surface lately and we have been catching more and more above the 50ft mark.On the Arrow Lake it was similar.  Most of our Rainbows were caught on the same color bucktails, but our Bulls were more attracted to our 4″ and 5″ plugs.  Same as Kootenay, the fish were mostly on the surface and down to about 50ft.And finally on the Columbia, our favourite technique has been fly fishing.  Floating lines with indicators has worked well in the eddies.  And sinking lines with wooly buggers has  been producing in the tail outs.  Also still catching on the spinning gear as well.  The usual 3-way set-up on the bottom has produced some nice fish lately.That should cover it for now.We will be dividing our fleet of boats up in the next couple of weeks to cover all the aspects.  We will have 1 boat heading to Ucluelet for Salmon and Halibut as of July 1, and we will still have a couple boats on Kootenay for the summer months, as well as our jet boat on the Columbia for some fast paced fly fishing.Drop us a line if you’d like us to help plan your next adventure.Tight lines……………….Kerry ReedReel Adventures SportfishingNelson B.C250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

Kevin Durant just the latest high profile Bay Area athlete knocked out of the postseason

first_imgIt’s a saying that dates back to 1561, when Vince Carter was but a rookie:“Be optimistic but also be prepared for all possibilities.”Today we know it as “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” It is often applied to serious injuries to celebrated athletes.As we speak it applies to Kevin Durant, the Warriors’ resident postseason marvel, who strained his right calf in Wednesday’s playoff game against the Houston Rockets. Needless to say, this is a spanner in the works for the Warriors who …last_img read more

State budget includes initiatives for agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe state’s main operating budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine after being passed by the Ohio Legislature July 17, two and a half weeks later than its June 30 deadline. “Farm Bureau applauds the Ohio House and Senate for including two of our highest priority issues, preservation of the business income deduction and a collaborative plan to address water quality challenges through Gov. DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative, in the state’s operating budget,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “Farm Bureau also appreciates the funding increases for our partners at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Extension Services, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts, all of whom deliver critical information to our farmers regarding best practices.”  The legislature allocated $172 million in funding for H2Ohio for this budget cycle through the use of budget surpluses. Funding will be divided between the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to support water quality improvement projects. Long-term funding is still being addressed in a stand alone bill. “The governor’s approach to water quality is refreshing for Ohio agriculture. The H2Ohio initiative and its extensive resources shows an understanding of the complexities that come with this issue,” Sharp said. “This funding being included in the state budget is a great example of how this administration and legislators are fully committed to work with farmers throughout the state toward the common goal of clean water.” Other items of interest to Ohio Farm Bureau members:Previous versions of the budget contained a reduction to the business income deduction (BID), which exempts the first $250,000 of business income for a pass-through entity and levies a flat tax rate of 3% after that $250,000 threshold. Reducing the BID would have raised taxes on small businesses by $1 billion, but due to hundreds of emails from members of business organizations such as Farm Bureau to their legislators, the BID was restored to current law. Ohio Farm Bureau testified on this issue, sent several action alerts to members, and supported the final version.The budget also contains language that expands the defense for agriculture in a nuisance suit to anyone enrolled in CAUV. OFBF supported this provision.OFBF also advocated for increased funding to Meat Inspection and Food Safety, which both received those increases as did the Ohio Proud program. The graduation requirements for high school students have been raised to increase academic rigor in the standards to better prepare students for the workforce. OFBF is part of a larger business coalition that advocated for these graduation requirements.Online extraAs details are released about Ohio’s new two-year, $69 billion budget, Ohioans will be hearing a lot about a 4% state income tax cut, 21 being the new age to buy tobacco or vaping products and a new presidential primary date. However, there are significant items in the budget pertaining to agriculture. Ty Higgins, Ohio Farm Bureau director of media relations, gets those details from staff policy experts Tony Seegers and Jenna Beadle and legal counsel Leah Curtis.Transcript  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

ONLINE SHOPPING NOW AVAILABLE FOR ATA MERCHANDISING

first_img This online shopping can be reached by clicking on the link in the Merchandising area of this page or alternatively by going to the “MYCLUBTOUCH” site via the link on the ATA page or by using www.myclubtouch.com.au and clicking on the shop button. $5.00 TEE SHIRTS ONLINE STORE OPENING SPECIAL $5 Tee!!! Available while stocks last!! 2003 NTL Tee – Available in grey only. Sizes M – XXL As a reward for purchasing online, ATA is offering this tee to you while stocks last, if size unavailable, next size up will be sent. Why not purchase a $5 cap as well during this offer periodlast_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebration

first_imgWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia hailed goalscorer Troy Deeney after victory over West Ham.The Watford captain slammed home a first-half penalty and Gerard Deulofeu added a late second to stun West Ham 2-0 and scupper their bid to win five matches on the spin.Deeney celebrated his successful spot-kick by punching the corner flag out of the ground in front of the West Ham supporters.”What I saw was that after the goal he was running to the corner,” Gracia said.”I don’t know what he said. I can’t tell you if it’s a good or bad celebration, I often see players running into the corner.”I like the way he plays, his commitment, all the things he does day by day. Like all the players he maybe makes mistakes but he is our captain and an important player for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BC premier rejects Green call for foreign buyers ban days before Asia

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia’s real estate market but they don’t include banning foreign buyers.Horgan said Tuesday he rejects recent calls by Green party Leader Andrew Weaver to implement a New Zealand-style law that restricts the purchase of existing homes to residents of New Zealand and Australia.The government’s February budget will include measures to dampen speculation and increase housing supply, but not a prohibition on foreign buyers, he said.“I just don’t believe in an open economy that’s an appropriate way to proceed,” he said at his first news conference of 2018.“I do believe we need to knock back speculation and make sure we are penalizing that behaviour in the interest of reducing demand and softening prices.”Horgan said a ban on foreign buyers sends the wrong signals to investors about B.C.’s economy.“B.C.’s the gateway to Canada and I don’t believe we should be curbing people from coming here,” he said. “I’m a child of an immigrant and virtually everyone I see here is a child of an immigrant.”Weaver said in a statement the government should act to target overseas speculation, moving towards a full ban.Horgan said he is prepared to face questions about B.C.’s real estate market during his trade visit to China, Korea and Japan, which starts Saturday.“What we know with absolute certainty is money raised in other parts of the world is distorting our housing market and we want to take steps to address that,” he said.The former Liberal government introduced a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers purchasing real estate in Metro Vancouver in an effort to help more B.C. residents to buy homes.Horgan has also said the budget will include measures to stimulate construction of more rental units and family sized homes.last_img read more