Sadio Mane Ronald Koeman continues to insist Southampton will rebuff any bids for in-demand forward Sadio Mane in January.Saints boss Koeman has vowed “we will sell nobody” in the January transfer window, despite persistent talk Manchester United are lining up a bid for Mane.The 23-year-old joined Southampton from Red Bull Salzburg last term and has quickly caught the attention.Southampton remain confident they can fend off any mid-season bids, but could still wind up losing one of their key assets in the summer.“Rumours aren’t important: we will sell nobody,” said Koeman.“You can ask again about Sadio, Man United, Chelsea, but we will sell nobody in January.”Southampton’s impressive Premier League stabilisation under Mauricio Pochettino only ended with a host of raids on the club’s top talent.Koeman has since fought to stem that tide, though France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin still joined Manchester United last summer.Former Barcelona and Holland defender Koeman believes Saints can still bolster their profile enough to allow developing stars to progress at the same rate as the club.But the 52-year-old admitted the lure of Champions League football and top global tests still remain a sticking to point to convincing serious talents to commit to mid-level clubs in the long-term.“That’s great, if it’s really like that, it’s great,” said Koeman over the interest from others in Mane.“Because the player is developing himself, with all the help from the technical staff and the rest of the players.“But it’s the reason why the team and the club is growing, and why we have 18 international players.“They are showing qualities, and then of course big teams are interested.“It’s a normal progress of players who are developing themselves.“In my opinion it’s not about money, it’s about ambition of players and people.“Of course we don’t play in the Champions League and we don’t fight for the title, and that’s a normal ambition for players to reach the highest level possible.” 1
Labour Senator Jimmy Harte is showing some small signs of improvement.Senator Jimmy HarteThe Letterkenny politician was found unconscious with serious head injuries in Dublin on Saturday week last after the Republic of Ireland versus Latvia game.It is understood Jimmy fell close to the apartment which he owns in Dublin. He was immediately put into an induced coma.In the past couple of days the father of four has shown some hopeful signs.He has moved his hand and is also making some response to people’s voices.A spokesman for the Labour party said “Jimmy Harte remains in a stable but critical condition. “There have been some small but welcome signs of progress in the past day or so.”Jimmy was initially treated at St James Hospital but was then transferred to Beaumont Hospital which specialises in head injuries.Messages of support and goodwill have been flowing in for Jimmy and his family since his accident on November 15th. SENATOR HARTE SHOWING SMALL SIGNS OF POSSIBLE RECOVERY was last modified: November 26th, 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:ICUImprovementSenator Jimmy Harte
Disaster Relief 2019-05-24 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News May 24, 2019 833 Views Share Disaster Relief Bill Stalls in U.S. House of Representatives A bill containing more than $19 billion in aid for disaster relief may not advance to President Donald Trump’s approval after Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) objected to the bill on Friday. According to reports, Roy cities the lack of money for the border and the $19 billion price tag for his objections. He also objetece to the measure without all members getting a chance to vote on it.Congress is in recess until June 3, and a vote on the bill appears unlikely.It was reported earlier this month that U.S. Representatives were pushing for the allocation of promised disaster relief aid Texas and other disaster-affected states.U.S. Reps. Randy Weber and Lizzie Fletcher, introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act last week, with support from 13 other co-sponsors from Texas, mostly from the Houston area, as well as supporters from other communities waiting on the funding, including Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida and Puerto Rico.The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. Please check back for updates on this story.