Newcastle boss Benitez again blanked questions about transfersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has blanked questions about transfers after defeat to Manchester United.He has again indicated that “big money” players are the difference for Newcastle United in their battle against the top six in the Premier League.Benitez stated for the fourth Press conference running that he would not talk about transfers – sending out a worrying message to Newcastle fans.When asked if he knew how much he had to spend, Benitez said: “I will not talk about transfers.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southend chairman confirms interview for Ex-Man Utd, Celtic striker Larssonby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is meeting with Southend chairman Ron Martin about the club’s managerial position.Larsson was in attendance as the Blues lost 1-0 to Accrington in League One at the weekend.While there are other managers interested in the job, including Kevin Bond and caretaker Gary Waddock, Larsson is the high profile option.”We know the qualities within the manager that we are looking for but the combination of those characteristics or persons are not always available and it’s right we carry out, as we are, proper due diligence in arriving at the right choice,” Martin said to reporters.”Henrik Larsson is obviously one of the individuals that we have been interviewing but he is not the only candidate and no decision has been made as I write this statement.”I am going to Stockholm in the morning, back in the afternoon, to meet potential ‘back room staff’ but that’s it, gathering information. There are five shortlisted candidates and Gary Waddock is certainly included.”It’s sometimes difficult for the assistant to step into the shoes of the manager but in this instance Gary has had very considerable experience and he is well-placed to stamp his authority.”
New Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday framed various charges, including criminal conspiracy to commit rape and penetrative sexual assault, against all accused persons in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha put 21 accused on trial, saying there was prima facie enough evidence against them. Besides rape (376) and criminal conspiracy, the court also framed charges under various sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and other charges. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ All the accused, who appeared before court, pleaded innocence and claimed trail. Brajesh Thakur, alleged mastermind and strongman in the case, was charged with serious charges under the POCSO Act, including Section 6 (aggravated sexual assault). The offence carries punishment of minimum 10 years and maximum of life imprisonment. All 20 accused were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit rape and penetrative sexual assault against minors. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Court will hold trial for the offences of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, drugging of minors, criminal intimidation among other charges. Key accused Thakur and employees of his shelter home, as well as Bihar department of social welfare officials were charged with criminal conspiracy, neglect of duty, failure to report assault on the girls. The charges also included offence of cruelty to child under their authority, punishable under the Juvenile Justice Act. On February 7, the Supreme Court ordered authorities to transfer the case from Bihar to a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Saket District Court complex in Delhi, which would conclude the trial within six months by holding preferably day-to-day hearing. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).