The most impactful visit, Stephanie said, was when she and Mark traveled to Hugs Café in McKinney, Texas after seeing it highlighted on a national news broadcast. They met with the founder, Ruth Thompson, picked her brain and even threw a few aprons on and worked a shift in the kitchen.Just like a good chef, the couple mixed in different ingredients for success from around the country to craft their own unique flavor. They took inspiration primarily from locations in the southwest and along the East Coast.FINDING A HOMEWith a vision and plan in mind, the toughest part was finding a brick-and-mortar location for the restaurant, Mark noted. They initially looked in Red Bank but couldn’t find the right piece of real estate. That’s when Rigoletto’s came on the market.The Rigoletto’s kitchen is a far cry from some commercial kitchens with small spaces for cooking and prep work. The vast cooking space was a main selling point. It will give No Limits Café the space to rework the back of house into a fully ADA-compliant kitchen facility.“This has a space that’s going to allow us to employ anyone and train anyone,” Mark said. “No pun intended, there’s no limits back there.”And the Cartiers have had no shortage of help. Although their parking lot is limited to only 14 spaces, Stephanie said she’s received permission from their neighbor, Thornberry’s Appliance, to use their parking lot. An electrician tasked with rewiring the restaurant up to code has agreed to do the work pro bono. They’ve even received a helping hand from local restaurateur Tim McLoone on how to shape their restaurant for success.“Why do this?” Mark questioned. “When you start seeing all of this good come from various places, you have to say, ‘How can we not?’ ”Their own children have also pitched in. Their oldest son, 24-year-old Mark Cartier, helped build the website and took all of the online photography. He works at an advertising agency based in Red Bank. The same goes for 22-year-old Ryan Cartier, who is studying special education at the College of Charleston. He found research and statistics used on the website.“I think we always had it in our minds that one day it would happen,” Mark, the son, said about opening No Limits Café. “We don’t feel like we have to be involved in it; we both want to be involved in it.”Mark and Stephanie, co-founders of the nonprofit, said there is a long road ahead. Fundraising will soon kick off for a major renovation to the restaurant. They’ll have to sift through paperwork and code enforcement before the doors open.But when it does, they hope the greater Middletown community recognizes the importance of their café.“People with intellectual disabilities want the same things as you and I want. They’re more alike than different,” said Stephanie. “They want to earn a living, they want to be happy in a job, they want to be useful.”For more information about the restaurant, visit nolimitscafe.org. By Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The pride of starting a new job is something almost everyone experiences during their lifetime. Cashing the first paycheck and growing through a company is rewarding.But not everyone gets that opportunity. It’s especially true for people with intellectual disabilities who have trouble breaking through societal barriers to land a job.Lincroft residents Mark and Stephanie Cartier were watching that unfold for their youngest child, Katie, a 19- year-old who was born with Down syndrome. Katie Cartier graduated from Middletown High School South in 2017 and is headed to George Mason University’s Mason Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) program in the fall. When high school ended there was a void in her life. As an intellectually disabled young adult, finding her first job wasn’t easy.“We were thinking, OK, she’s 19. We have two more years,” before she turns 21, Stephanie said Monday evening. “Where is she going to work? What’s going to happen to her and all her friends? Nobody ever hires our kids and they’re considered to be the best, most loyal workers. But still, nobody hires them.”The Cartiers hope to ease the school-to-work transition for people like Katie by starting their own 501(c)(3) non- profit organization. Their vision is to create a restaurant offering steady, minimum wage jobs and specialized training in the food service industry to intellectually disabled adults struggling to find work.And they’ll have space to do it. Over the next few months, the Cartiers will be transforming Rigoletto’s Trattoria, a shuttered Italian restaurant at 418 Route 35 in Middletown, into No Limits Café, a lunchtime restaurant serving easy-to-make, trendy dishes. They hope to open in early 2019.Other than a full-time chef and manager, the café will be entirely staffed by 20 to 25 cognitively diverse workers. Eventually, No Limits Café will be a training ground for future job placement in the restaurant industry. Evening workshops will include further training in hopes of helping the young adults land full-time jobs at area restaurants.“For any parent of a child with intellectual disabilities, as the child ages they ask themselves two questions,” Mark noted. “Where will my child live and where will my child work? The work piece is one that we’re able to solve.”Earlier this week, the Cartiers officially launched No Limits Café’s online presence with social media pages and a website. All five members of the family chipped in during the preliminary stages, but Katie played the most important role: She came up with a unique name. Her favorite television show, “Born This Way,” and the senior quote in her yearbook inspired it.“Don’t limit me,” Katie said.PERFECTING THEIR RECIPEThe Cartiers know what it’s like working alongside cognitively diverse children, adults and their families. For eight years, Stephanie was the co-chairperson for the Middletown Friends of Different Learners parent advisory group. Mark, the managing director for a securities trading company, has spent the past 14 years volunteering and coordinating with RallyCap Sports, another nonprofit offering recreational sports programs to people with special needs.“Right now, this is a good time,” Stephanie said. “Our kids are older, we had help and why not us? We’re no different or special than anyone else.”Since April 2017, they have traveled around the country visiting restaurants, diners and ice cream shops modeled in similar fashion – offering employment to this underserved population. The statistics, they noted, are staggering.
FAST ENOUGH RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY BY A NECK; CRAIG MARTIN HOMEBRED GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:45.23RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–A 4 ½ furlong first out maiden winner on May 31, Craig Martin’s homebred Fast Enough rallied late to collar longshot Sacred Rider close home, as he won Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby by a neck under Tiago Pereira, who collected his second stakes win of the day. Trained by Rafael Becerra, Fast Enough, a 3-year-old gelding by Eddington, got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:45.23.The Cal Cup Derby is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series is for California-bred or sired horses.Seventh, about five lengths off the lead mid-way around the far turn, Fast Enough rallied five-deep turning for home and gradually gained the advantage with about 30 yards to run.Off at 9-2 in a field of nine Cal-bred or sired sophomores, Fast Enough paid $11.60, $8.60 and $5.80.Out of the Bertrando mare Brilliant Melody, Fast Enough is now two for two and with the winner’s check of $110,000, he has earnings of $149,000.Sacred Rider, who shipped south from Golden Gate Fields, was an attentive third early and when early pacesetter Bettor Trip Nick tried to slow the pace down heading up the backside, he stayed clear of any traffic trouble while about three lanes off the fence.Off at 36-1 under Abel Cedillo, Sacred Rider, who finished five lengths in front of Bettor Trip Nick, paid $28.20 and $11.00.Ridden by Catalino Martinez, Bettor Trip Nick, who was off at 7-2, paid $4.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.64, 47.83, 1:12.21 and 1:38.51.
JOSE MOURINHO knows he has to get a tune out of the players who downed their instruments under Mauricio Pochettino.And the new Tottenham boss has already told Dele Alli he wants the England midfielder to be himself again.5 Jose Mourinho must find a way to motivate Tottenham’s underachieving starsCredit: Getty – ContributorDele’s injury-hit 2019 has seen his statistics and contribution slump, although goals against Watford and Everton recently have suggested he might be regaining confidence and form.But it was Mourinho’s training ground conversation with one of his prize assets — asking Dele if it was him or his brother — that signalled his hands-on approach.It was a trademark Mourinho gambit, not dissimilar to him telling Frank Lampard in the Chelsea training ground showers that he could prove he was the best midfielder in the world.Footage Spurs have put out on their social media accounts has been similarly telling.Mourinho appears to be making a point of showing affection and warmth towards Dele, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Eric Dier.Asked about Dele, the response was instant — and signalled he will restore him to the more attacking role that brought 46 goals in his first three seasons at the club.Mourinho said: “He is potentially a fantastic player. Now I have to create a tactical situation he is happy with, give him the right dynamics and prepare him physically well. He has had important injuries and he is not on the top of his form.“I cannot expect him to play at West Ham — if he plays — and go there and be man of the match.5 Jose Mourinho wants to restore Dele Alli to his brilliant bestCredit: Getty – Contributor“But he needs to go through a process that will bring the real Dele back because the real Dele is the one who in the last few years has impressed us all.”The focus on Dier, who has become something of a forgotten man since he was diagnosed with appendicitis last December, was equally significant.Mourinho, as he did in his stints at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, wants to be the Pied Piper of the Tottenham group.He even claims to not be fussed about the title of “head coach” rather than “manager” — an issue that became a divide between Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy.Mourinho said: “There are no ‘managers’ in modern football. In reality, who is the manager of any football club?“It’s a title but what’s a title? We are part of a structure. We don’t work alone.“We need other people and it depends on the way the club is structured.“You have a president or a chief executive and you have you have assets to develop.5 Eric Dier’s form and confidence has suffered since being diagnosed with appendicitis in December last yearCredit: PA:Empics Sport“What I am is the head coach.“Nobody else will decide which team is going to play. Nobody will decide when I’m going to train or give them a day off. That’s my responsibility.“But if you think in modern football that you are all-powerful, you are in trouble.”As for what Mourinho can deliver at Spurs, there was a slight dig at the Pochettino legacy before his mission statement.He added: “The fans must be happy. The players must be happy and I must be also happy.“This is a process. I’m going to try to make some tactical ticks, if you can say that, not incredible changes.“I’m not going now to try to be Einstein but I’m going to try to make the players play the way I want them to play.“Offensive football, yes, but winning matches, not offensive football where you don’t win a match for ten or 11 months.5“Yes, attacking football. But you are not going to see Harry Kane playing left-back, that’s for sure.“I would not go so far as to say I am reinventing myself.“But I’ve thought about my career and my evolution.“I try to define new targets for my career.“I was very selective. I had to say no many, many times to a few clubs, good clubs with some very interesting projects.“But I always thought to myself I have to be strong enough to wait for something that really motivates me.5LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“One thing is the passion you have for football.“Another thing is to feel that you have the right challenge, the right situation in your hands ahead of you.“This was something that really motivates me.” Jose Mourinho meets Son and Tottenham players in first training session at the club
The World Bank Group, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Tuesday, February 10-11 began a two-day Tripartite Meeting in Accra to deliberate on issues pertinent to the socio-economic development of the ECOWAS Sub-region.UEMOA is an economic, integrating and cooperation organization that was created on January 14, 1994. The organization has eight member states, which share a common monetary currency several decades ago, decided to join forces.The union has five majors’ goals such as:Reinforce the economic and financials competitiveness of the member states, assure the convergence of the performances and economic policies and create a common market between member states by having a common external tariff (CET), a common trade policy, and free movement of persons, goods, capitals, and the right of establishment in member states.The meeting which ended yesterday reviews the status of implementation of the Abidjan Action Plan and was agreed during their first meeting in Abidjan in July 2013, and will focus on a number of key thematic areas such as Ebola, Agriculture, Regional Infrastructure and Cross Border Management.According to statement issue by its World Bank office in Monrovia, the World Bank Africa Region’s Director responsible for Regional Integration, Mr Colin Bruce, said given the debilitating effect of Ebola on the sub-region, the bodies will spend ample time deliberating on how to mitigate impacts, particularly on the three countries most affected.“We would also look at how to adjust our priorities to reflect changes in the sub-region and in the World more broadly,” he added.Mr. Bruce noted that the bodies have made considerable progress in implementing their ambitious joint plan in key priority areas of agriculture, education, trade and trade facilitation, transport, regional investment, climate and the Sahel.He said he hopes to see fruitful discussions that will identify few transformational priorities, work program, timeliness and division of responsibilities during the next phase of the partnership.Mr. Kabre Desire Ouedraogo, President of the ECOWAS Commission said they look forward to deepening the collaboration between the World Bank Group, the ECOWAS and UEMOA Commissions in addressing issues of common developmental interest to the sub-region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,On Saturday March 23rd, an article was carried in the Guyana Times under the headline: ’Toshaos Council accuses Govt of elections meddling”. It raised a number of issues of concern to the National Toshaos Council (NTC).Firstly, they claim there are communities whose council members are summoned to meetings without the toshaos’ knowledge, and this undermines the legitimacy and credibility of the toshaos and village councils.Secondly, they claim the Government is seeking to politicize the office of the toshaos, and that this is a threat to the Indigenous people.Thirdly, they claim the Government is showing disregard for the budgetary needs of the NTC by allocating only $16 million to the council for the year. It is claimed that the $16 million sum will be spent on the four quarterly meetings of Council Executives, and, as such, nothing will be left for outreaches to promote good governance and to educate the Indigenous people.They claimed that they represent the interest of 83,000 Amerindians and received only $16 million, while two small communities comprising 200 and 3000 residents received $20 million and $30 million respectively.Fourthly, they claimed that there is no movement to have a revision of the Amerindian Act.Fifthly, they complained about the Government not sticking to the 2013 agreement with the UNDP: to use US$10.7million from Norway to issue titles to 16 communities and commit to not grant new leases in those areas that were proposed to be titled or extended.The NTC noted that if the above stated issues are not addressed, then they will forever be begging for their rights to be respected. If the Government cannot commit to implementing change, they will be asking all the Indigenous people to gather in Georgetown for a mass protest.With regard to the first issue, it demonstrates disunity in the council when a councillor runs off to visit the Government officials without him or her informing the toshao or the entire council. The Government officials are therefore not the main culprits in this issue, but the councillors themselves in the first instance, and then toshaos who are displaying poor management skills.When such a situation should have risen, if that matter is brought to the rest of the community, the credibility of the toshaos and council cannot be diminished, unless they are acting contrary to the wishes of the community and would therefore be happy to have someone take up their cause with the Government officials.On the second issue of politicising the office of the toshaos, it appears that the persons in the NTC do not know their history. The position of the toshaos has always been politicised. The Dutch kept the tribal leader close to them to facilitate trade with the rest of the tribes. The English gave gifts of food and implements to the tribal leaders and members of the tribes in an effort to keep them close to the missions, for easy mobilization in case the British needed their assistance in controlling the African slaves. The PNC Government politicised the village captains to gain dominance in the Amerindian communities during their quest to make the party paramount. The PPP/C continued the same policy of control and dominance by, among other things, instituting the annual Presidential Grant. The current Government will be doing the same. How the NTC handles it will determine if they intend to make a break with the past.On the third issue of budgetary allocation for the NTC, what comes to mind is: why is this group of community leaders — who do not want Government meddling in their affairs; who do not want the office of the toshao to be politicised — so dependent on an annual Government subvention? If they had asked Martin Carter, our national poet, he surely would have referred them to these lines from his poem: “a mouth is always muzzled by the food it eats to live”. Unless they raise their own income from the grass root communities, they will always be dependent on the Government. Furthermore, what tangible benefits are derived in the communities from the spending of $16million on four quarterly meetings of the executive committee? My guess is that the Hotel and restaurant owners would have been the greater beneficiaries.On the fourth issue of the revision of the Amerindian Act, have they discussed with the communities the sections that need to be revised? Or are they hoping that the Government will initiate a revision in isolation? They need to start a national debate among Amerindians and possible concerned non-Amerindians about the proposed changes needed. Then lobby for the change.The fifth issue is somewhat more complex. It concerns land titling. Ever since Independence in 1966, the issue of land titling in Amerindian communities has been ongoing. After 52 years, the titling of land to 83,000 Amerindians is still incomplete. Based on the NTC statement, 67 communities are waiting for this exercise to be completed. I believe that this whole land titling has now become counterproductive to the development of the Amerindian people of this country. What happens when the Amerindian population increases? Would they just keep asking for extensions or new titles? Such an exercise could lead to racial conflicts, given the population size/acreage ratio.Secondly, how beneficial has been the titled lands to the Amerindians who live there? Can they take that title to the bank and acquire a loan to build homes or to start business ventures? I honestly do not believe that this is happening or could happen. So the Amerindians on those titled lands are still outside of the mainstream of the Guyanese economy.Some advocates of land titling would claim those lands are ancestral lands and there are spiritual and religious attachments. However, they are forgetting that, at the time of arrival of the Europeans, the tribes in Guyana were migratory; slowly moving from south-west to north-east; and, to date, there is no Amerindian religion in Guyana other that what the Europeans handed down.It is time that the NTC encourage Amerindians to buy property, like other Guyanese citizens, and stop being huddled on reservations to perpetuate a lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and to go dancing in tibisiri skirts for Government officials and other dignitaries. The time for that is over. Every other race in Guyana and other nations have passed through that phase of human development. How many of them still dance with lap cloth? NTC wake up!!Respectfully,Victro Kersting Sr
Dear Editor,Berbice has become the focus of continuous aggression by this Government. It has become its favourite battleground. First, it was the destructive closure of Rose Hall and Skeldon Estates and now on the same date of the Local Government Elections, Berbicians are shell shocked by the proposed astronomical hike in the bridge toll. We are now being held hostages.The timing of this hike summons some distasteful questions when it was revealed by no other that Minister David Patterson himself that the Chairman of the Berbice Bridge Company Inc, Dr Surendra Persaud is a ‘close ally’ of his and a strong member of his party, the Alliance For Change. It must be recalled that this doctor campaigned heavily for this Government in the 2015 General Elections. It must also be of essence to note that this Government is also quick to lay blame on the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for the increase. This is just magnifying the incompetence of this Government to take control of the country and run it in the interests of the citizens. This Government still acts as though it is in the Opposition. This Government has miserably failed to take charge of the affairs of Guyana.Why after three long years in Government, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) is still unsure about the content of the Bridge Contract? Why have they not explored the legal implications of the contract? If there were debilitating clauses which would affect the commuters, why were these not publicised? If so then why was this contract not subject to renegotiation? We have seen that since this Government took office, they have been ‘tinkering’ with the contents of the Bridge Contract in areas of toll reduction and maintenance, why did they not address the core issues such as the Bridge Company’s right to ‘legally’ increase the toll? Even if there is a ‘confidentiality clause’ in effect that does not absolve this Government from renegotiation.The Leader of the Opposition gave sound advice to the APNU/AFC coalition, “The Government should take measures to prevent the increase in tolls, given the hardship policies it has imposed on our people. If there is any move by the APNU/AFC coalition Government to sign a toll order to bring into effect the proposed increases, the People’s Progressive Party commits to reversing the increase after the 2020 General and Regional Elections.” This will suggest that the Bridge Company cannot bring the toll increase into effect unless the Minister gives his approval by signing it. What is also important to note is that the Leader of the Opposition implies that a Government in office can renegotiate the contents of any contract. In the case of the oil contract the Government failed to make any meaningful change in favour of the country, but what about the Bridge Contract, why was this not done if the Contract is bad for the people? No unconscionable, exploitative and oppressive contract is final to the people of a country.We have seen that just before the last Local Government Elections, the Bridge tolls were reduced by $200 and yet the APNU/AFC received a sound thrashing from the PPP but this year the game plan has changed. Increase the tolls by over 400 per cent and blame the PPP then disallow the increase and come out as the Saviour.The ‘toll’ is now geared to wreak havoc to our lives! An entire region will now be completely devastated, probably beyond redemption!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Six
With Lakewood needing to win both of its games last week to make the playoffs, the Lancers’ Rembert came up big. On Monday, he scored 26 points to help the Lancers upset Compton 58-54. Then on Thursday, he poured in 19 as Lakewood defeated Millikan 62-38 to clinch third place in the Moore League and a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs. GIRLS BASKETBALL Tenaya Watson, Sr., Sequoia Crandell, Jr., Wilson Watson scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Crandell had 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Bruins nearly upset No. 1-ranked Poly in a game that decided the Moore League championship. The 55-52 loss was a great improvement from the 73-36 beating by the Jackrabbits in their first meeting of the season. GIRLS WATER POLO Heather McKeon, Jr., Kelsey Schafer, Sr., Wilson Both scored twice to avenge the Bruins’ loss to Millikan for the Moore League championship a year ago and give Wilson its 11th overall league title. BOYS BASKETBALL Patrick Rembert, Sr., Lakewood BOYS SOCCER Gerardo Garcia, Sr., Millikan Garcia had three assists in a 6-2 victory over Lakewood on Wednesday to give him a school-record 35 for his career. GIRLS SOCCER Amber Lopez, Jr., Valley Christian Lopez had three goals and an assist for the Crusaders in a 9-1 victory over Windward on Thursday. WRESTLING Jeremy Gendreau, Jr., St. John Bosco Gendreau went 3-0 with three pins at the CIF-SS Division III Dual Championships, helping the Braves to a semifinal appearance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Staying indoors can help reduce exposure to smoke and dust, especially by keeping doors and windows closed. Running the air conditioner can also be helpful and will be protective against the heat. Residents should check the filters on their air conditioners and replace them regularly. Indoor air filtration devices with HEPA filters can further reduce the level of particles that circulate indoors. For more detailed information about air quality related to the wildfires, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at www.aqmd.gov or call 1-800- CUT-SMOG (288-7664). The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health overseas environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises more than 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do, please visit the Web site. Officials advised schools to curb physical activities, including after-school sports because of the smoky air hovering over Los Angeles County. Officials also recommended that all residents avoid non-essential prolonged outdoor vigorous physical activity. In addition, the elderly and other sensitive individuals, including adults and children with heart disease, emphysema, asthma, or other lung disease, should stay indoors as much as possible. These individuals should monitor their conditions and be vigilant about taking their medicines as prescribed by their health care providers. Those who have asthma should keep their “as needed” medications with them at all times. If symptoms develop, sensitive individuals should contact their health care provider. “Air quality remains unhealthful across the county as a result of the ongoing wildfires. It is very important that persons take precautions and that they check in on others they know who may be more sensitive to smoke,” said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Public Health Director and Health Officer. Also, temperatures in many parts of Los Angeles County are expected to reach the 90’s today, so take precautions to protect yourself and your dependents from the heat. It is important to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. Individuals with these symptoms should be removed to a cooler, shaded place and given water or sport drinks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Swansea have announced Gylfi Sigurdsson has not travelled with the rest of the squad for the pre-season tour of the United States.The club say the Icelandic playmaker is ‘not in the right frame of mind to travel’ after Everton tabled a £40m bid for his services.Swansea have not yet accepted the offer but it is understood that Sigurdsson is keen to make the move and will hold talks with chairman Huw Jenkins over his future on Thursday.Paul Clement insisted he wanted to keep hold of the 27-year-old after Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat at Barnet but conceded the ‘business side to football’ means the club may be forced to sell.“Swansea City can confirm that Gylfi Sigurdsson will not travel with the squad to America for the pre-season tour,” said a statement on the official club website.“Having played against Barnet last night, Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel this morning due to the current uncertainty over his future.”It now seems inevitable that Sigurdsson is on his way with Everton determined to land the former Reading and Tottenham man, even if Swansea reject their opening offer.It is has been a stunning summer for the Merseyside club, with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri funding a huge spending spree for boss Ronald Koeman.Sigurdsson will be the seventh new arrival at Goodison Park in the close season should he seal a switch and could take Everton’s outlay beyond £140million.Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane, midfielder Davy Klaassen and strikers Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru have all arrived this summer, while England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has also returned to the club.
A Letterkenny man has been remanded in custody on a number of charges including possession of syphon pipes with the intention of using them in the theft of motor fuel, handling stolen property, and criminal damage.William Reilly, with an address at 8 Railway Avenue, Killygordon, appeared by video link from Castlerea Prison at Letterkenny District Court. The 25-year-old faces charges of possession of a small syphon pipe with the intention of using it in the theft of motor fuel at Canal Road, Letterkenny, on July 25th last.A separate charge of possession of a large syphon pipe was also brought before the court.He is also charged with handling stolen property at Pearse Road, Letterkenny, on July 29th including eleven bottles of Vodka, three bottles of Hennessy, seventy packets of cigarettes, fifty Bic lighters, and a Lenova tablet.The accused was further charged with criminal damage at Canal Road, Letterkenny March 31st last, and with production of an article likely to intimidate or cause serious injury.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody to appear by video link at Letterkenny Court on August 15th.Letterkenny man charged with having syphon pipes to steal fuel was last modified: August 13th, 2019 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:courtletterkennysyphontheftWilliam Reilly