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Prem clubs to scrap early summer transfer deadline as Big Six push for U-turn

Prem clubs to scrap early summer transfer deadline as Big Six push for U-turn

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE clubs will today scrap the early summer transfer deadline after two years.But the decision tees up a potential battle between the Big Six and the league’s smaller clubs over new deadline rules.1 Spurs chief Levy has been among those pushing for the switchCredit: ReutersLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy have led complaints that closing the window more than three weeks before most of Europe shut up shop put English clubs at a huge disadvantage.Spurs were destabilised by the long-running questions over Christian Eriksen’s future through most of August, while Manchester United had to deal with Real Madrid’s pursuit of Paul Pogba.With the Prem window having shut on August 8, clubs risked losing players to continental rivals for 24 days without being able to replace them.But with no consensus at the “shareholder” meetings of the 20 clubs, the final decision was put back until today’s gathering.In the meantime, a third “hybrid” option, which would see TWO deadlines, had been mooted.Under this plan, there would still be an early deadline on the Thursday before the season started for deals between Premier League sides.But clubs would still be allowed to do deals with European sides and EFL outfits up until the closure of the global window. It was thought the hybrid plan was gaining traction.SunSport, however, can reveal that the Big Six plan to vote as a bloc to revert to the old rules and a single deadline, which will be on September 1 this year, because the August Bank Holiday Monday falls the previous day.That, though, could result in a spat between the six wealthiest clubs in English football and a majority of the lesser sides, who are thought to want the hybrid plan. League chief executive Richard Masters is taking a “neutral” position.He did, however, concede: “It may be that this summer is the last window where freedom of movement is possible.“So clubs may want to have a longer window to make sure that they’ve taken full advantage.”Clubs will first vote on whether the current window deadline should be changed, with a strong majority in favour.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThere will then be a second vote on the two options, with a simple majority required for the new dates to be adopted. Today’s meeting will also see discussions on VAR and the issue of work permits for non-English players following Brexit.Masters added: “We want the Premier League to still bring the best players from around the world, and we want the system to be able to provide better quality players for the England team.“Change is coming because we’re leaving the European Union and by the end of this year we’ll need a new immigration system in place that deals with it. But we don’t necessarily believe quotas are the answer.”Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta couldn’t be happier with new signings Pablo Mari and Cedric Soareslast_img read more

Cabinet not briefed about SARA’s oil blocks probe – Harmon

Cabinet not briefed about SARA’s oil blocks probe – Harmon

first_imgFormer PresidentDonald Ramotar – but does not foresee independent body investigating sameWeeks after reports surfaced that State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has launched an investigation into the award of oil blocks to various companies, Cabinet is yet to be briefed on the matter.The probe is being conducted into the award of oil blocks under the previous Administration. In light of this development, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had called for a reputable international and independent firm to conduct these investigations, if the Government believes it is needed.However, when contacted on Monday, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon was unable to say if the request will be considered.“I won’t be able to say. As you know, SARA is an independent agency and they operate their own entity…The matter has not been dealt with at the level of Cabinet to determine how they will proceed with what they are doing,” Harmon explained.“So, I can’t say whether, in fact, that is something they are pursuing, but I think they would be in a better position to advise on what course of action,” he further added.On May 22, an article appeared in New York-based Bloomberg website, in which SARA Director Professor Clive Thomas is quoted as saying that there is a pending probe into the award of oil blocks and licenses to various companies.“We’re investigating the issuance of the licenses, for example, and the various blocks. We’re building up a case. This is an area of investigation into how the blocks were allocated and the decisions that were made.”“We’re at an investigatory stage so we can’t libel persons by saying that we found proof of anything. There’s enough evidence for us to want to continue the investigation,” Professor Thomas is quoted as saying in the article.The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has already warned that reports of such an investigation have the potential to harm the investment climate in Guyana.“It’s dangerous for our investment climate, destroys investor confidence and it creates that level of uncertainty that we don’t need right now. We haven’t produced a drop as yet. And you already want to send bad signals to the international community? It’s highly improper, irregular and totally disturbing,” Charles Ramson Jr – the Chamber’s point-person on the petroleum industry – had expressed during a recent press conference.The issue about reexamining oil contracts signed under the previous Administration comes at a time when there is a huge visiting Ghana delegation, led by their President Nana Akufo-Addo to Guyana.Ghana is currently going through a similar situation where its Government has undertaken to review and possibly revoke 12 petroleum agreements. Reports are that the reason for this exercise is because of the inadequate compliance of the firms with their obligations.In Guyana’s case, SARA is said to be investigating the award of concessions in the Canje Block offshore Guyana to JHI, Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas, and Ratio Energy in March 2015, a few months before the national elections.JHI Associates Inc (JHI) and Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas Inc (MOGI), in a joint statement issued recently, made it clear that when they acquired the Canje Block, it was very much a high-risk investment on their part.According to the companies, negotiations for the Canje Block began in March 2013, with the Canje Block licence itself being awarded on March 4, 2015 – before it was announced that explorer ExxonMobil struck oil.“On May 20, 2015, the Liza-1 well was announced as a ‘significant discovery’. Over 40 wells had been drilled offshore in the Guyana-Suriname Basin prior to Liza-1, and none encountered commercial quantities of oil or gas,” the joint statement had said.The companies also confirmed that despite the fact that they are in the centre of SARA’s investigation, they have not been contacted by the agency. In addition, SARA has not contacted them to request any information.“Neither company has been notified of any pending investigations into the award of the licence for the Canje Block. Both companies welcome the opportunity to discuss this matter with duly authorised agencies of the Government of Guyana at any time,” the joint statement had added.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had also welcomed the probe but contended that it cannot be independently and impartially carried out by SARA.“…if the Government wants to do that, the Government should hire a solid international firm with a reputation and not have Clive Thomas do this, who is a member of their party,” Jagdeo had posited.Head of SARA, ProfessorClive ThomasDirector General of theMinistry of the PresidencyJoseph Harmonlast_img read more

EGEB Solar leads German electricity generation Abu Dhabis 2 GW solar project

EGEB Solar leads German electricity generation Abu Dhabis 2 GW solar project

first_imgIn today’s EGEB:German electricity generation was led by solar for the first time this June.24 firms are being considered to develop Abu Dhabi’s next “world’s largest” solar plant.The London Stock Exchange now lists oil and gas companies as non-renewables. more…Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0MtThe post EGEB: Solar leads German electricity generation, Abu Dhabi’s 2 GW solar project, and more appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img read more