‘Maybe the best night of my life’ – Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Liverpool heroes

first_imgJurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool’s win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid may have been the best night of his life.The Reds won 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi. TROPHY 3 Jurgen Klopp finally delivered silverware for Liverpool “I’m so happy for the boys, I’m so happy for all these people – our fans,” he said.“I’m so happy for my family, they suffer every year when we go to a final on the last game of the season and we lose it.“So they deserve it more than anybody. They are so supportive like they [the fans] are. Did you ever see a team like this?“Fighting with absolutely no fuel in the tank anymore, both teams obviously, Tottenham came up and changed offensively. getty JIBE Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The German embraced skipper Jordan Henderson in Madrid Spurs could not muster a goal in their first Champions League final appearance LATEST gameday cracker Thousands descended on Madrid for a legacy-defining encounter at the end of a scarcely-believable continental campaign, with both sides narrowly making it through the group stage and then completing jaw-dropping semi-final wins.Mauricio Pochettino’s players dropped to the deck as the red hordes went wild at full-time as Klopp ended his cup final hoodoo to win his first trophy as manager of Liverpool and ease the hurt of missing out on the Premier League title.Champions League glory also helped put last year’s final loss in Kiev behind them. Klopp had lost his past six major finals, including his previous two Champions League finals.So the German was quick to heap praise on his players and his supportive family after his previous near misses. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions getty 3 “And then you have a goalkeeper who is making difficult things look easy. It’s unbelievable, what a night!“The night will be much better now. We have to do a few interviews, then show the cup off to the people, but it is maybe the best night of my life.”Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool captain, paid tribute to Klopp. “Without this manager this is impossible,” he said. ”You go through tough times in a season, but what he has done since coming in is unbelievable.“There’s such a togetherness, he has created a special dressing room – all the praise goes to the manager. I’m so proud to be a part of this football club and to cap it with this is so special to me.” Getty revealed SORRY 3last_img read more

South Africa sets up fund for new industrialists

first_img13 May 2015South Africa is making a big push to industrialise its economy, and R23-billion has been set aside over the next five years to fund new players in the sector.Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said the fund would contribute towards job creation, industrialisation and transformation and go a long way in eradicating inequality and poverty. He was tabling his department’s budget vote in parliament on 12 May.“The Industrial Development Corporation [IDC] is committing R100-billion over five years to industrial development. What is new, and what is significant, is that we are setting aside R23-billion to promote black industrialists.“This is a five-year programme that is intended to support those companies where black South Africans are both owning and controlling the enterprises in the productive sectors of the economy and is intended to bring more South Africans into the economic mainstream,” Patel said.The decision to set aside the funding was meant to promote the transformation of the economy as well as boost economic growth by unlocking its potential and talent. He said South Africa needed to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, and that the funding would be made available on concessional terms.“Aside from black industrialists, there is, of course, a compelling need to bring more black South Africans into the economy. There are also targeted groups – young people, women – they have not been sufficiently brought into the productive activities. So the IDC will make available R9-billion in total – R4.5-billion for women, R4.5-billion for youth.”Funding would be distributed in the form of loans or equities.Relationship with AfricaFollowing attacks on foreign nationals in April, Patel said he would convene a symposium of investors, workers, intellectuals and public officials with Wits University and the IDC on will on 25 May. The African Union has declared that day Africa Day, an annual celebration of the continent.The symposium would look at the economic impact of South Africa’s relationship with the rest of the continent. He would also go on a road show to different parts of the country to communicate one message, Patel said, that South Africa’s prosperity was intimately tied to economic relations with the rest of the continent.South Africa’s efforts towards economic integration with the rest of the continent were yielding success. In 2014, the country exported R300-billion worth of goods to the rest of Africa, an increase of R36-billion.“Aside from the damage that the [attacks on foreign nationals] do to our humanity, we cannot unscramble ourselves from Africa, our continent, without serious economic damage. Our total manufacturing, mining and agricultural exports to the rest of Africa sustained 244 000 direct jobs in South Africa, of these, 169 000 are manufacturing.“Africa is now more important for growth in manufacturing exports than Europe, the United States or China,” Patel said.Retail sectorTurning to small business, he said the Competition Commission would undertake an inquiry to see how smaller businesses in the formal and informal economy could be supported so that they were able to compete in the retail sector.The inquiry, to be carried out in this financial year, would also seek to find ways in which smaller players could be incorporated into the lucrative sector. “The Competition Commission will be launching a market inquiry into the retail sector, looking at how we can bring more black South Africans, more small businesses into the retail sector.“It will examine, amongst others, tenancy arrangements in shopping malls, the growth of township enterprises, small shops, spaza shops and so on, and it is intended to ensure that we have got a competitive but also inclusive retail sector.”Another inquiry into the health care industry, which he announced in 2014, would conduct its public hearings during the current financial year, Patel said. That inquiry was established with the aim of addressing several concerns about the industry, including the cost of health care in South Africa.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Tax Preparers Warned of Data Theft Risks; “Protect Your Clients Protect Yourself” Campaign Launched (IR-2016-96, FS-2016-23)

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe IRS, state tax agencies and tax preparation community have warned tax preparers of the increasing menace of cybercriminals, and launched the “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign to raise awareness among tax professionals on their responsibilities and the common sense steps they could take to protect their clients from identity theft and to protect their businesses.Recognizing the risk to tax preparers, this new effort was an expansion of the Security Summit’s 2015 “Taxes. Security. Together” campaign aimed at increasing public awareness for using security software, creating stronger passwords and avoiding phishing emails.“The tax community handles large volumes of sensitive personal and financial information. We need every tax professional to stay on top of their security to protect taxpayers as well as their businesses,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.Because of the sensitive client data held by tax professionals, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting the tax preparation community, using a variety of tactics ranging from remote computer takeovers to phishing scams. Putting safeguards to protect taxpayer data would help prevent fraud and identity theft, and enhance customer confidence and trust. The IRS has also released a fact sheet that urges preparers to follow the security recommendations found in Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data.IR-2016-96FS-2016-23, 2016FED ¶46,365Other References:Code Sec. 6011CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶35,141.47Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC IRS: 66,304last_img read more

Rakia’s Style Nation: Style Stars Of Philadelphia – Curran Swint

first_imgCurran Swint First up in my Style Stars of Philadelphia series is Curran Swint of Kings Rule Together. I met Curran at a party a couple of years ago, and it was fashion at first sight. Often seen donning the best in men’s vintage wears, this young king is a true inspiration and a Philadelphia fashion plate. His blog, kingsruletogether.com is a chock full of inspiration and his own fashion musings. This scene-ster knows the meaning of seeing and being seen. You can catch him at the coolest events and on the pages of GQ, Ebony, NY Times, Complex and  Essence magazines, just to name a few. Check out the video with Curran to get to know him better.last_img read more