4 Things you Need to Know about The Lanai Cafe

first_imgSubmitted by The Lanai CafeA party platter from The Lanai Cafe.The South Sound’s newest Hawaiian Restaurant, the Lanai Cafe, located in downtown Olympia near 5th and Capitol, has been open for a little over two months and already, has served thousands from all over the South Sound including Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater.The reviews are in. The fresh, handmade menu items, dinner concerts, and pau hana are just a few reasons why over 75 official reviews have been left on Facebook, Yelp, and Google.  The following is a list of four things you should know before you venture into the Lanai Cafe.1.    Pau HanaPau means “finished” and “Hana” means “end of week”. Together they are “Pau Hana”, as it’s known on the islands.  Join us each Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for discounted “pupu’s” (appetizers) including fresh poke (ahi tuna).  While you’re at it, enjoy a cold beer from Kona Brewing Company.  Still hungry?  Then stay and enjoy the Sounds of the Aloha (Live Music) while you enjoy a Hawaiian meal.2.    Sounds of the AlohaGuests enjoy authentic Hawaiian musica at the Guava Jam Dinner Concert.Each Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m.  to 9:30 p.m. The Lanai Cafe offers live Hawaiian music. No other place in Western Washington offers live hawaiian music every Friday and Saturday night.  On top of that, the quality is top notch.  Award winning bands and performers include Kohala and Stephen Inglis.  There is no cover and reservations are highly recommended.  Call (360) 584-9885 to book your table. Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements about upcoming shows.3.    The VIP ClubIf you love Hawaiian food then you will love our VIP Club.  Join our VIP Club and receive member-only specials and stay up to date on special events.  Sign up today and get free Hawaiian Shave Ice.  After ten visits you get a free “Kau Kau Dinner”.  Click here to sign up.  Just leave us your name and an email address or if you prefer to be contacted by phone leave us your mobile phone number instead.  We promise to keep your information private.4.    Dine In, Carryout, Catering & Party PlattersDine-in, carryout, delivery, catering or party platters – wherever you want to enjoy the ono grindz (good food) of the Lanai Cafe we can make it happen.  The Lanai Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday at the restaurant.  If you have an upcoming party, celebration, meeting, event or other reason for small or large orders – consider the Lanai Cafe.  Recently, we had the privilege of catering the new member orientation for Thurston County Chamber of Commerce.  On a November 9 Facebook post the Chamber shared this:On Friday, November 6, we held a New Member Orientation at the Thurston County Chamber. Thank you to The Lanai Cafe for providing the amazing food. We were not only fed, we were entertained! More lumpia, please.Chef Nate, cooking up the taste of Hawaii at The Lanai Cafe.A customer who recently visited us left a review on Yelp.  Jacklyn K., from Honolulu Hawaii gave a review on Yelp on 11/11/15 saying, “We had the lumpia to start – crisp, hot, and delicious. I had the kalua quesadilla which was made even better by the fresh guacamole they made for me after they ran out. My husband had the huli huli chicken and kalbi short rib.”Whether you dine in, carryout, or have an event catered, let The Lanai Cafe bring local island favorites to your table.  Check out our menu, sign up for our VIP club, call us at (360) 584-9885 and make a reservation and enjoy local island favorites from the Lanai Cafe.“Like” us on Facebook for the most up to date information and check out our website for hours of operation and other contact information. Facebook255Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

Ceres next goal: Alcantara cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Magsanoc tasked to lead 3×3 program BACOLOD CITY—After running away with a second straight league crown in the Philippines Football League, Ceres Negros is seeking to pull off a double when the Copa Paulino Alcantara gets going in September.The Busmen completed their dominance of the league with a 4-1 drubbing of Stallion Laguna at Panaad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Bienve Marañon bagged a brace, while Martin Steuble and Blake Powell were also on the scoresheet for the Busmen, whose coach Risto Vidakovic watched the match anew from the grandstand after serving a suspension.The PFL title assured Ceres of a berth in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoff round next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’If they miss out on Champions League group stage, it’s back to the AFC Cup for the Busmen, who claimed the Asean zonal title last year only to be dethroned by Home United of Singapore early this month. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Pacers hire NBA’s 1st female assistant general manager

first_imgShe spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana’s new NBA2K league team. She also served as the WNBA’s first director of basketball operations, as an assistant commissioner for the Southwest Conference and on USA Basketball’s women’s senior national team committee.“My past experience has shown me that building winning teams and elite level culture is not based on gender — it is based on people and processes,” Krauskopf said in a statement released by the team. “I am excited to join the Pacers as we continue building the best NBA franchise in the business.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe midseason move comes at a key moment for the Pacers.They have won seven straight to tie the Milwaukee Bucks for the Central Division lead heading into Monday’s games. They are tied with two-time defending champion Golden State for the fourth-best winning percentage in the league, trailing only Toronto, Milwaukee and Denver. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “She is very well respected in all basketball circles and she has great knowledge of our entire operation, so when we looked at this position, it made complete sense to just look in our own building,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “We think she will be a great asset to myself, general manager Chad Buchanan and senior vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie as we pursue our goal of building a winning team for our state and our city.”Women are a becoming a bigger part of the NBA. Kristi Toliver was recently hired as an assistant in Washington and Chasity Melvin is an assistant with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Becky Hammon is now a veteran of the coaching staff in San Antonio, and Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich made their debuts this season as referees.Krauskopf has a reputation for building winners.With the Fever, she constructed a team that made the playoffs 13 times, reached the WNBA Finals three times and won the 2012 title — the only professional basketball title won by a team in Indiana since the 1970s. Krauskopf will walk away from the Fever and the NBA2K league team Jan. 1.“As the architect of one of the WNBA’s most successful franchises, Kelly is a true pioneer in our sport,” team owner Herb Simon said. “I’ve worked with Kelly over the past two decades, so I know her tremendous basketball mind, strong work ethic and proven leadership skills will continue to be of great benefit to our organization.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings jokes with head coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA basketball media day in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana’s new NBA2K league team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stephen Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season pointslast_img read more

LMDA to Host Fundraising Dinner for Medical Outreach

first_imgDr. Ekanaba (r) and his secretary, Dr. Yuah Nemah, planning to have a successful fundraising dinner on Feb. 15Inaugurates new corps of officers Feb. 15The Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) has set February 15 as the date of their fundraising dinner and installation into office of its new corps of officers elected on December 8, 2018.LMDA is a professional body for all doctors and dentists in Liberia. The association said its program, which is expected to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday (February 15), is intended to raise funds in order to accomplish its medical outreach mission to several counties.The President-elect of LMDA Mr. Emmanuel K. Ekanaba said his organization, being a professional medical agency, is interested in ensuring that people in the hinterland, who do not have access to surgeons (operation doctors), ophthalmologists (eye physicians), cardiologists (heart sicknesses physicians), among others, have access to treatment through these medical specialists, without having to worry about any payment.“LMDA is a professional arm of the Liberia Medical Council which is the regulatory body. We are also involved in research and medical outreach,” Dr. Ekanaba told the Daily Observer in an interview at his office in the compound of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia.He emphasized that the medical outreach has become a component of the LMDA because the association has done a research and found out that the doctor to patient ratio in the country is terribly worrisome and, as such, too many patients with critical cases around the country lack access to doctors, most especially due to lack of money to pay the bills that appear very high to them.“We know we have limited doctors in the country, but even the few that are in the country are concentrated in Monrovia and a few of the other county capitals; thereby leading many patients of hernia, eye problems, among other sicknesses, to die almost on a daily basis,” he said.In a further explanation of why the February 15 fundraiser dinner is significant, Dr. Ekanaba said those who will show up to the occasion should not think that the cost of tickets for entry is too high.“We may have volunteer doctors to go out there on the outreach mission, but we will certainly need vehicles, fuel, medical supplies and other important things that cost so much. The doctors have to eat. That is why we should all rally around the LMDA to get implemented this great initiative,” he said.He said the fundraising event is not all about the installation of the new corps of officers but bringing like-minded people together who will sacrifice their little financial resources to help save the lives of dying patients in the remotest parts of the southeast, including Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, River Gee, River Cess, Sinoe counties and other parts of the country.“Many people in this country lack specialist health care. This is why we are running a free clinic, conducting surgeries, procedure, and we are also involved in the capacity building of future doctors and physicians,” he said. He noted that the capacity building process is carried out mainly at the medical school where lecturers from the LMDA, all of whom are professional medical doctors and health practitioners, volunteer their time.About the cost of tickets to attend the dinner, he said there are categories. “We have written letters for corporate sponsorship and it is our hope that we get the needed support; but for the sake of ensuring that we raise money for the outreach, we have tickets for medical students and interns at the cost of US$25, and for others who are single non-medical people the cost is US$45 while a couple will pay US$ 75.”He added that those written and referred to as patrons of the occasion are expected to pay US$100.Dr. Ekanaba has Dr. Yuah Nemah and Dr. Odell Kumeh as secretary and treasurer respectively, as members of his team of leadership expected to take over from Dr. Lewis M. Kpoto, Dr. Jonathan Hart and Dr. Yassah Barclay as the outgoing president, secretary, and treasurer.With his professional standing in medicine, Ekanaba said he is an internal medicine specialist who works at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.“Our leadership takes very keen interest in the outreach program and, as such, we will do all in our power to encourage our partners to support the initiative so we may be able to help hundreds of our fellow countrymen, women, and children survive those curable diseases from which they are dying in the villages,” he promised.LMDA’s secretary-elect Dr. Yuah Nemah said the fundraising dinner will also be an occasion where supporters and contributors of the medical system in the country will be recognized and honored before the audience that will be in attendance.“Our elders in the medical field will get our appreciation for their immense contribution through work and pieces of advice over the years,” Nemah said.The new leadership is expected to serve a two-year term in office. This means in 2021 new elections are expected to be held, to bring about a new leadership which will steer the affairs of the LMDA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finance Minister urges companies to source staff from within community

first_img…as Genequip facilitates tour of US$2M Houston facilityGeneral Equipment Guyana Limited (Genequip) on Monday hosted a tour of its recently-built US$2 million facility, as the company looks to ramp up its investments not only in the traditional gold and agriculture sectors, but oil as well.While lauding the company’s investment, Finance Minister Winston Jordan also gave general encouragement to companies to seek to employ persons within the community they were based, once the opportunity was there.“This is the first of several businesses to be lodged here. And the only thing I would ask those businesses is see if you can seek employment from the area, from those who live here. I’m not saying you’ll source all, but seek to source some of the employment from here so that the concept of South Ruimveldt can be realized.”The Finance Minister was also in praise of the company for diversifying its activities, as he noted that it supplied agriculture and mining equipment, as well as source items for other companies.“Happily, they are (involved in) two of the top sectors in Guyana – mining and agriculture. They’re selling mining and agriculture equipment, which is good; we talk a lot about the diversification of the economy.“And they also do other work for other companies in Guyana, where they bring in equipment. They actually brought in some equipment, which I suspect was bought with money from the bond. They have it there, equipment which have to do with cane harvesting,” he said.It is understood that the facility has a 4000-square-foot showroom and a 14,000 square-foot workshop. In an interview afterwards, Operations Manager Schelte Van Dijk explained that the structure was built to be energy efficient.“Rather than going with a green building, we went with a lean building. So we’re a little more energy efficient. All the lights are LEDs, motion sensors, keyless entry into the building. Our total consumption on this building is the equivalent of a home. We use about 28 KVA [kilo-volt-ampere] on a building of this size,” Van Dijk said.Other features of the facility include a 650-square-foot training facility, where the company takes on top local students from industrial training centres in Guyana. Van Dijk explained that places the company has training arrangements with include the Government Technical Institute (GTI).“We also have a cooperation with the School of Agriculture. But the most notable one is GTI, where we also train the teachers of GTI. Every year, we also take on as many students as we can. That’s direct employment, vacation work and internships.”“The significance is that equipment does not maintain itself, it has to be maintained by people. We’re constantly training young people to be able to maintain heavy equipment for the mining, agriculture and also the oil companies,” he said.Also in attendance during the tour was Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar, who expressed the belief that the company’s investment was a positive indicator; and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.last_img read more

EBD records smooth voting process with few glitches

first_imgBy Bhisham Mohamed, Davina Ramdass & Rupadai SeenaraineLocal Government Elections (LGE) had a slow start on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) as small numbers of residents from the various communities approached the respective polling stations to cast their ballots. In the morning hours, almost every polling station saw a sluggish turnout, but this changed slightly after a few hours when persons chose to appear at their convenient timings. Good reviews were heard as many got a chance to join the process without any hindrances.At the Peters Hall Primary School, Burdetta Etwah was one of the first persons at the station as she eagerly got her name checked and proceeded to vote. According to her, voting is essential, and that right should be exercised by all eligible citizens.The same was reported at the Providence Primary School, Eccles Primary and the Herstelling Health Centre.Meanwhile at the Diamond Housing Scheme, a larger turnout was seen at the three polling stations there, and citizens were keen about the election process. Diamond Secondary School was visited by Caleshwar Moti, who was elated that he was able to vote.“I get through good…This is the second time I vote because most of the time, I’m not here, but I was lucky to get here last night.”Chetram Toolsie voted at the same polling station and expressed that he wanted to see improvements in the community as it relates to drainage and land maintenance.Bhagwandas Mohanlall at the Diamond Nursery was among the first to cast his vote, emerging from the queue of voters lined up to cast their votes.At the Craig and Covent Garden polling stations, turnout was seemingly low when this publication visited as no one was at these stations. The Returning Officers were present and waiting to see when the process would accelerate. The same was observed in Mocha-Arcadia, but one resident, Roxanne Armstrong stated, “We need proper things. We need development.”One of the few good ones left: This minibus driver who resides in Garden of Eden went out of his way to make at least three trips to take the elderly in his area to voteJosephine Armstrong also called for her surroundings to be improved by the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) when she arrived at the Houston Primary School a few minutes after the stations were opened.One of the worrying factors expressed by some EBD residents was the availability of polling stations on the outskirts of the main settlements. After Diamond Housing Scheme, the prevalence of polling outlets declined. Additionally, many were not aware of the location of polling stations that were set up at residences. Some were even told that their names were not on the registered list of voters and they would have to wait on the Returning Officer (RO) to verify such.Improvement to communityMeanwhile, at the upper end of the EBD, residents of Coverden are hoping that the persons who are elected to take charge of their community and ultimately the NDC perform without fear or favour and more so, with some form of urgency to develop the area.One resident stated that the main issue in the area was the flooding of the farmlands as a result of clogged drainage. He added that more needed to be done for farmers relating that in most instances, they were at a loss. Nevertheless, the process was quite smooth and no confusion was recorded.A number of senior folks, who trotted over to their polling stations in Land of Canaan, EBD, said there needed to be better roads after the elections.They said they were hoping that the candidates keep their promises and improve the livelihood of members of the community.Although polls were opened at 06:00h, few residents of Supply turned up at the polling stations to cast their ballot.Across at Oleander Nursery, there were reports that hundreds would have cast their ballots since the polling station opened at 06:00h.Good SamaritanIn the midst of everyone hustling and bustling to get to polling stations, one resident of Garden of Eden, went out of his way to ensure that the elderly made it to cast their votes as well.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) base was the only polling station in the area, which was quite a lengthy and fatiguing distance for the aged folks to travel, hence, Ram (only name given) said he began transporting the elderly early in the morning with his minibus to the polling station.Persons who spoke with this publication said they were looking forward to infrastructural development in the community as well as a leader who can take charge.At Friendship, several polling stations were opened at the Safari Inn Hotel. While there, Guyana Times observed that a handful of people were making their way to cast their ballots.Some thought that the elections would make way for the development of their communities. One woman complained that nothing has been done to curb the flooding situation in the backlands. She, however, was pleased that the access road to their homes was being constructed.At the Friendship Secondary School, EBD, it was related that quite a small number of voters had turned out.Clearing and collecting garbage were also highlighted as a major concern as well as the lack of street lights in some streets, with those currently in place having been privately installed. As such, residents are urging leaders to address the issue.last_img read more

How Solskjaer transformed Man Utd’s fortunes

first_imgHowever, a United legend as a player, Solskjaer has re-energised the English giants, leading them to the Champions League quarter-finals with an incredible victory over free-spending Paris Saint-Germain and hauling the Red Devils back into the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.AFP Sports looks how Solskjaer has transformed United’s fortunes to win the job on a permanent basis.Playing football the United way“To win games you need to pass it forward and run forward.” The basics under Solskjaer may seem simple but they contrast sharply with Mourinho’s conservative approach that left a host of expensively assembled stars paralysed by fear of making mistakes.Paul Pogba has become Manchester United’s key player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP / Ian KINGTONThe former striker spent more than a decade as a United player learning from Alex Ferguson and is trying to replicate the same aggressive, attacking approach ingrained in him by the Scot, who won 13 league titles in charge at Old Trafford.“It’s a winning identity, it’s a confident identity. We want to take risks. We want to go for the second, the third and the fourth goal because that’s just how we do things at Manchester United,” Solskjaer said of his vision for the club.It is also not a naive approach solely based on bombing forward. Away wins at Tottenham, Arsenal and most famously of all at PSG, exhibited United’s pace and firepower on the counter-attack.Pogba leads the wayMarcus Rashford’s confidence has surged since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of Manchester United © AFP / Ben STANSALLWhile Mourinho butted heads with and routinely dropped Paul Pogba, Solskjaer has built his side around the French World Cup winner, with stunning results.Pogba has scored nine goals and provided seven assists since the change of management.“Before the coach arrived I was in the shadows, on the bench, and I accepted that,” said Pogba. “It is a pleasure to play again. Now I am always smiling.”Rashford rebornMarcus Rashford was rarely trusted with a consistent run of games as a central striker under Mourinho.The image of the Portuguese visibly demonstrating his disgust as the England international missed a one-on-one against Young Boys towards the end of Mourinho’s reign spoke volumes for their relationship.No longer fearing the consequences of a missed opportunity, Rashford has scored eight of his 12 goals this season since Solskjaer’s arrival.That new-found confidence showed as Rashford buried the penalty deep into stoppage time that capped a comeback from a 2-0 first-leg defeat to eliminate PSG with a 3-1 victory in the French capital.All smilesSolskjaer outlined his first task as putting smiles back on the players’ faces.Man Utd’s tendency to strike late in games has returned under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP/File / Anne-Christine POUJOULATThe feel-good factor has allowed an abundantly talented squad to show their potential but has also galvanised the fans just as much as his squad.“Ole’s at the wheel” sung to the tune of Manchester band the Stone Roses’ tune “Waterfall” has reverberated around every United game home and away in recent weeks.“The last few months have been absolutely crazy with the way they’ve taken to the players, to me and to the coaching staff,” said Solskjaer on Thursday. “We’ve really appreciated that support and hopefully we can pay them back now.”‘Fergie time’ returnsFerguson’s United teams became synonymous with late goals, leading stoppage time to be termed “Fergie time” during his 27-year reign in charge.Solskjaer scored the most famous of all those goals in the 1999 Champions League final to complete a historic treble and has managed to imprint the same never-say-die attitude on his own team.“It is like the old days,” he said after Romelu Lukaku’s late strike downed Southampton 3-2 earlier this month.There was also a late revival from 2-0 down to claim a point against Burnley, while Rashford’s spot-kick to seal a special night in Paris came deep into time added on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named permanent manager of Manchester United on Thursday © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 28 – Manchester United’s confirmation of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their next permanent manager caps a remarkable rise over the past three months for the Norwegian.Solskjaer was seen as a stop-gap option when recruited as a caretaker in December, with United scrambling for a solution following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.last_img read more

TRANSFER ALERT! Man United tracking Portugal winger with £15.5m release clause

first_imgManchester United have sent scouts to Portugal to watch Braga winger Rafa Silva.Silva, 22, has been linked with a number of clubs in Europe this season, including West Ham, Porto and Atletico Madrid.But now, according to A Bola, United are hot favourites to land the Portugal international, who has seven goals and assists apiece this season and is rated as one of the hottest young prospects in Europe.United representatives were in Portugal at the weekend to see Silva play in a 3-3 draw with Vitoria SC and will accelerate their pursuit of the winger should the player’s compatriot, Jose Mourinho, take over from Louis van Gaal at the end of the season.Silva is contracted to Braga until 2019 but has a £15.5m release clause, which United are expected to activate this summer. 1 Rafa Silva in action for Braga last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Former Arsenal defender seals Sunderland switch

first_img1 Emmanuel Eboue in action for former club Arsenal Emmanuel Eboue is back in the Premier League after signing a short-term deal with Sunderland.The Ivorian defender made 214 appearances for Arsenal over a six-year period before leaving English football for Galatasaray in 2011.He has been a free agent since being released by the Turkish top-flight side last summer and has been training with the Black Cats in recent weeks.Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce revealed he was keen to offer Eboue a deal last week and the 32-year-old has now put pen-to-paper.He has signed for the remainder of the season, with Allardyce hopeful he can help the relegation battlers beat the drop.A statement from the club read: “Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of defender Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal.“The former Ivory Coast full-back will remain with the Black Cats until the end of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season, having impressed following his arrival on Wearside a number of weeks ago.”last_img read more

UCL qualifying – Lincoln RI 1-0 Celtic: Rodgers loses first game as Hoops boss

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers lost his first competitive match as Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers started his reign as Celtic boss with defeat, as the Hoops lost 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round match.It was the meeting of the champions of Gibraltar vs the champions of Scotland and the return leg takes place next Wednesday.The Parkhead side laboured in the searing heat of the goalless first 45 minutes and were then stunned when Lee Casciaro, who had scored Gibraltar’s first international goal against Scotland at Hampden in 2015, sensationally put the part-timers ahead in the 47th minute.Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths hit the woodwork twice as the Scottish champions battled for their dignity, but, buoyed by their stunning breakthrough, the home side held out for a result which ranks as the most embarrassing in Celtic’s European history.The return game at Celtic Park next week should still be a formality, but Rodgers’ tenure has begun in the worst possible way.last_img read more