Pochettino looking towards Fiorentina ‘final’ after FA Cup disappointment

first_img Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looking towards Fiorentina ‘final’ after disappointing FA Cup loss 1 Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed to be out of the FA Cup but has urged his young side to focus on Thursday’s ‘final’ against Fiorentina.The Tottenham manager praised the effort of his team in their 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace, saying a reduced schedule is no consolation.With the loss at White Hart Lane, Spurs are free to pursue the Europa League and Premier League where they have tough games to come beginning with the Italian side.“We feel very disappointed because [the FA Cup] was a competition that was very exciting for us to go far but we are in a very tough period and every game seems like a final,” the Argentine said.“We need to be ready for next Thursday as we have another ‘final’ [against Fiorentina in the Europa League’s round of 32]. The next game is the most important now.”Dele Alli and Josh Onomah were two players who came close to scoring for Tottenham, but Pochettino explained it counts for nothing if you don’t win.“Dele played well even though opponents tried to provoke him but there is nothing to complain about. We had good chances to win [against Palace].“Against Fiorentina we ran seven kilometres more. [And] our effort was bigger than Crystal Palace’s, but it is about winning or not.”last_img read more

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Behind Carmelo and Amare the Knicks Beat Heat Avoid

Carmelo Anthony had 41 points.It had been a long time since New York Knicks fans could celebrate a playoff victory. They had an NBA postseason record of 13 straight losses spanning 11 years. So, excuse them for dropping streamers from the rafters of Madison Square Garden last night after they extended their first-round series against the Miami Heat.The 89-87 victory likely only postponed the inevitable; Miami still leads the series 3-1 and looks to close out the Knicks at home on Wednesday. But, for New York, it did not matter.“A great win for us, for our fans to finally get over that hump of those consecutive games that we lost. . . over those years in the playoffs,” said forward Amare Stoudemire, who returned after missing a game because of that much-talked-about left hand he cut after Game 2. He was a factor, too, with 20 points and 10 rebounds.But it was all-star Carmelo Anthony who was the catalyst, scoring 41 points in a rousing performance. Anthony made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left. Still, it took a Dwyane Wade missed three-pointer as time expired to give NY some playoff life.LeBron James scored 27 for the Heat, including some spectacular late-game baskets, and Wade added 22.The Knicks’ win was marred by the gruesome injury to starting guard Baron Davis, who dislocated his right knee while running a fast break. He is out for the remainder of the playoffs. read more

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First youngest Foreign Minister for Jamaica in new government

first_img Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – On International Women’s Day, Jamaica named its first female Minister of Foreign Affairs.Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith assumed duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade on Tuesday March 8, 2016. Minister Johnson Smith, who has a first degree in French and International Relations, an LL.B degree from the University of the West Indies and a degree in Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is also the first Foreign Minister to be born after Jamaica’s Independence in 1962. In a news release, it was revealed that the Minister was welcomed by Ambassador Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Mrs. Patricia Rodney Evering, Director of Protocol, before being introduced to each department and its staff. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, international women’s day, jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

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