Sanders: Stop the Wall Street Bailout

first_imgSanders: Stop the Wall Street BailoutWASHINGTON, November 17 – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will introduce legislation to stop the release of a $350-billion second round of the Wall Street bailout.Sanders, who voted against the $700-billion package Congress approved in October, said he has serious concerns about how the Bush administration and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are spending the bailout money that was already released. He also said it was unacceptable that the oversight provisions in the bill were ignored.”I have very serious concerns as to how the Bush administration is spending the first $350 billion they were provided. The second $350 billion tranche must not be spent in the same way,” Sanders said.”The administration’s plans as to how the money should be spent appear to be changing on a daily basis. Meanwhile, they are operating in secrecy, ignoring the oversight provisions of the legislation and, with dubious legality, are changing long-established rules by providing huge tax breaks for the banking industry above and beyond the bailout.”I also strongly object to any of this bailout money being used for executive bonuses, dividends, mergers or acquisitions,” Sanders added.”Instead of continuing to bail out Wall Street, we should focus on economic actions which will directly impact the middle class and working families of this country.”We should use the second $350 billion tranche to create millions of good paying jobs rebuilding our crumbling bridges, roads, culverts, schools and water systems. We can also create millions of jobs by moving away from foreign oil and fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energies,” the senator said.last_img read more

Binghamton business owner in need of new kidney

first_imgBut with this community, they have a good feeling someone will step in. For the past 25 years or so, Mike has been an owner, allowing him to grow with his customers and the community. “This is a very close, tight-knit community and they are very helpful when something happens, the whole community comes together and helps,” said his wife, Cindy Anthony. “We are getting down to the wire now where his kidney function is down to 13 percent. Where a year ago it was 23 percent.” “Most of the people from the west side know who we are and come to us,” said Anthony. He and his family are praying that call comes sooner, rather than later. You can also email or call the transplant team at Upstate University Hospital at (315)464-5413 and mention Mike’s name. There’s no question it’s been tough. Mike has been called twice for a transplant, but both kidneys weren’t good enough. Despite that, Mike is holding onto hope. “My kidneys are not functioning at the proper level that they’re supposed to be and at some point they’re going to be, I’ll be on dialysis because they won’t be functioning at all. We’re getting close to that point now,” he said. “A lot of the customers that we’ve got there, some of them, their parents came to us and now they keep coming,” he said. “If I could get a transplant for someone, then I’ll be in really good shape,” he said. “I don’t think our family could go through that again,” said Cindy Anthony.center_img “Oh yeah, you can get a call from them at any time that there might be a kidney. Or somebody might come forward and say they might want to donate a kidney,” he said. It’s a loss they’ve experienced before, when a loved one, Michael Castelli died waiting for a liver transplant. “People die waiting. And so many people die, I’ve been looking on the website yearly, I mean hundreds waiting for a kidney,” said Cindy Anthony. If you are able to help, click this link to fill out a questionnaire for Michael Anthony. Mike Anthony and his brothers worked at the shop after school growing up, while his father ran it. But when Mike learned he had kidney disease, his everyday life changed. Now he’s asking that same community he’s known and loved his whole life, to rally around him and help. Now its owner is asking for help, from the community he’s served for decades. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Anthony’s Service, a gas station and auto shop on Main Street in Binghamton, has been in business since the 1950’s.last_img read more

There’s a castle in Brisbane, and it’s for sale for the first time ever

first_imgThe property is fully fenced, including the back levels here. 2 Lunar Place, Bridgeman Downs, is open for expressions of interest. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe massive wine cellar is located, funnily enough, at cellar level under those stairs. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270p234p234p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLuxury Homes With Inspiration From Versailles01:572 Lunar Place, Bridgeman Downs Qld 4035A SUBURBAN castle in Brisbane has hit the open market for the first time — complete with a wine cellar that’s bigger than most apartments and parking for a dozen cars.More Portuguese-style castle than “casa”, it has a touch of Roman villa about it too, with the agent Zac Muller of Ray White — Albion describing it as “one of its kind in Australia”.The grand home — located at 2 Lunar Place, Bridgeman Downs — has six large bedrooms, five bathrooms and stands out in a suburb that’s full of luxury homes. Vietnamese red cedar is used liberally through the home. Marble and granite make a stunning combination. The mahogany kitchen.“From soaring ceilings to imported materials and ornate features, this is a property perfectly suited to those who prefer the finer things in life,” was how Mr Muller was marketing it.“From the grand, sweeping staircase to the stately picture windows and arched window tops, the timber creates a beautiful contrast against the cool, sleek floors and crisp colour palette of the walls and columns.”To top it all off, the large rooftop has been turned into a terrace where you can stargaze the night away or just enjoy the views.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Very dramatic entry.“It’s an amazing property,” Mr Muller told The Courier-Mail. “(The owner) built it himself in the 90s and it’s all Portuguese marble and granite, beautiful columns, views … It’s like a hotel. It is a castle. It’s just amazing. There’s nothing like it anywhere.”The home had a “massive floorplan” across four levels allowing for multiple open plan living spaces, a designer kitchen made of Brazilian mahogany, a library, a built-in bar for entertaining, a laundry, a 110sq m wine cellar: All allowing for a touch of European grandeur in Brisbane. If you think the view is lovely here, imagine the roof.last_img read more

Home comes fully furnished, with caretaker’s cottage and two buggies

first_img MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS: Magic at a triple-storey ‘manor’ Modern coastal Queenslander for sale 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton island.A renovated six-bedroom home on a tropical island has had its price slashed by more than half a million dollars.The property at 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island was originally priced at $6.4 million and has been reduced to $5.8 million.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Whitsundays selling agent Wayne Singleton said the property was bought and built by builder Mick Egan who is selling the home fully furnished.“It takes quite a bit of effort to get furniture on and off Hamilton Island,” Mr Singleton said. Check out the views from the entertaining area..There is an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, a children’s playground and a large carport and storage to accommodate two buggies that are also included in the purchase.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Doors to past reveal a real jewelcenter_img Relax and unwind by the pool.After 20 years, Mr Egan is selling the property, known as Whitsunday Waters. He has undetaken a major renovation costing about $1.5 million.Standout features of the property, set on a 2000sq m block, include a private pool surrounded by natural timber decking and a stylish timber cabana. Could this be your holiday home? The price of 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island has been reduced. The master bedroom at 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island.Mr Singleton said jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Whitsunday waterways could be enjoyed from the home, including the massive master bedroom with a raised master bed.He said after purchasing the land in 1994, Mr Egan built the original house and later transformed it into a modern holiday retreat.Mr Singleton said the owners had raised their three children at the two-level home.“As the kids grew older and left home Mr Egan began to modernise it,” he said.“There is also a one-bedroom caretaker’s bungalow and currently someone lives there to take care of the property”.Interest in the Hamilton Island home has been strong with Mr Singleton saying most buyers wanted to use it as a holiday retreat.“They might have a home in the south somewhere and want to use this as their winter retreat or an island escape,” he said.last_img read more

Tideway Lays First Export Cable Section at Hornsea Project One

first_imgTideway has laid the first offshore export cable section at 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm owned by Ørsted.The wind farm will be located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast, and three high voltage subsea power cables will carry electricity from three offshore substations to shore.Tideway is carrying out the cable lay of this first section using Ocean Yield’s cable lay vessel ‘Connector’, the company informed.The Connector has two large turntables with capacity to hold up to 6,000 and 3,000 tonne cables. For this job, the Connector lay-system has been replaced with a bespoke back deck cable lay spread designed and installed by Tideway for the Hornsea export cable project.Tideway’s work scope also comprises, in addition to cable installation, engineering, boulder removal, pre-trenching, pulling in cables to substations, crossing installation, offshore jointing and cable burial.Ken Swaegers, project manager, Tideway, said: “This is a very exciting job for us, and an amazing opportunity to work on the biggest construction project in offshore wind. Due to its scale we have several vessels operating at the site, and over summer, the Connector will be accompanied by our own brand new cable laying vessel Living Stone.“The Living Stone will be equipped with an innovative dual-lane cable installation system, consisting out of two cable highways – one for laying the cable and one where the next cable can be simultaneously prepared, significantly improving production rates.”Duncan Clark, Hornsea Project One director said, “We are pleased that Tideway has been able to mobilize the Connector to meet our specific requirements for this project, and we look forward to Living Stone coming to site to help build this remarkable wind farm project.”When operational in 2020, Hornsea Project One will have a capacity over 1GW and will be capable of providing clean electricity to well over one million homes.last_img read more

Melville Hall Airport upgrade described as a step in the right direction.

first_img Tweet Approach to Melville Hall airport in northern Dominica. Photo credit: andersssvensson.sePresident of the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association Simon Walsh says, the recently completed upgrade to the Melville Hall Airport which includes night landing capability is a step in the right direction.The DHTA has been an advocate for improved accessibility into Dominica, as they note it is a necessity if the tourism sector is to reach its full potential where all stakeholders can benefit.“We’ve been saying that the biggest challenge to the growth of the tourism industry is air access. There is a lot of talk and usually politically motivated talk about air access and international airport, but the most important thing is that we increase the capacity and the number of seats coming into Dominica and we need to do that quickly. We need a short term plan that will bring in more flights into Dominica, so the upgrade of the airport is a step in the right direction.”Mr Walsh commended the effort made at upgrading the airport which is now more attractive and professional.  He also noted the extension of the runway as a step in the right direction.“Anyone travelling through the airport has got to recognize the fact that the experience at the airport now is a superior one than it was five years ago. It is a much more attractive airport, more professionally looking and is a nice place to travel through now on a small scale ofcourse. The extension of the runway is an important step in the right direction” he said.While Mr. Walsh applauds the capability for night landing, he says there must be proper marketing and promotion to create a demand, which will cause the airlines to schedule late flights into Dominica.“People think that if you build it they will come, like the movie says; “if you build it they will come but its not true. You have to market it, you have to be out there promoting it, there has to be a demand for it and the airlines have to see that they can make money doing it. We have proved that we have the night landing capability, now we have to prove that there is a demand for that and the airlines will fly. If there’s going to be a profit for the airlines they will fly, if you don’t have the capacity or capability to do it, you can’t promote it, you cannot expect that the airlines will ever take you seriously.”He concluded, “overall the upgrade is certainly a step in the right direction and the introduction of Air BVI a nineteen-seater which comes into Melville Hall three times per week from St. Martin which is an “excellent hub to be using.”According to a press release issued on July 4th by the Discover Dominica Authority, “Three times weekly, North American and European travellers wishing to visit Dominica can connect on the same day with non-stop service to Melville Hall Airport, Dominica (DOM) via BVI Airways from Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Passengers on flights arriving into St. Maarten on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays before 5:00PM can connect into Dominica on BVI Airways flight 206 departing Princess Juliana International at 6:00PM. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleLocalNewsTravel Melville Hall Airport upgrade described as a step in the right direction. by: – July 15, 2011center_img Share 30 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Bill raising poll spending limit for candidates gets House nod

first_imgMANILA – The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that would increase the limit of election campaign expenses a candidate or a political party can spend per voter. The measure mandates the Commission on Elections, in consultation with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the National Economic Development Authority, and the Philippine Statistics Authority to adjust the amount of authorized election campaign expenses every six years considering inflation and consumer price index. With 213 affirmative votes, six negative votes and one abstention on Monday night, the lower house has passed House Bill 6095, amending Section 13 of Republic Act 7166, or the act providing for the synchronized national and local elections. The aggregate amount of election campaign expenses of a candidate or political party for every voter will be P50 from previous P10 for president and vice president, P50 for senators and P30 from P3 for other candidates. Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas, however, have expressed opposition to the measure, as this will only give more advantage to candidates who have the means to run for office.center_img “This measure distorts the already skewed election playing field, to the benefit of rich and powerful political families who have the means to max out their campaign expenses, while eligible ordinary Filipinos had to make do with limited exposure,” she said./PN Under the bill, the amount of authorized election campaign expenses of candidates and political parties will be increased to a “more realistic level” to encourage the candidates to declare their true and actual election campaign spending. From the previous P5, the political parties, meanwhile, will be allowed to spend P50 for the respective national candidates and P30 for local candidates per voter.last_img read more

2018 Primary Election Results

first_img  Statewide %Ripley County %Decatur County %Franklin County %Dearborn County % Decatur County Election Results (100% Reporting) Ripley and Decatur Federal Results.[Will be updated.] OfficeCandidate (Party)Percentage OfficeCandidate (Party)Percentage Ripley County Election Results (100% Reporting) US SenateMike Braun (R)5472.6669.3575.5472.76 Joe Donnelly (D)4224.8225.3921.7824.54 Lucy Brenton (L)42.515.252.682.67 Secretary of StateConnie Lawson (R)5974.0377.2577.3473.71 Jim Harper (D)3822.8919.5519.7622.96 Mark Rutherford (L) Auditor of StateTera Klutz (R)5873.1774.8776.1772.91 Joselyn Whitticker (D)3823.5121.8620.1923.22 John Schick (L)43.323.273.643.87 Treasurer of StateKelly Mitchell (R)6177.1079.5580.4276.88 John Aguilera (D)3922.9020.4519.5823.12 District 6 CongressGreg Pence (R)6272.8174.5374.1173.88 Jeannine Lee Lake (D)3522.8422.3518.7823.53 Tom Ferkinhoff (L)34.353.087.102.58 District 27 State SenateJeff Raatz (R)69—-79.5877.75 Jerome Hoog (D)31—-20.4222.25 District 43 State SenateClyde Perfect (R)100100100–100 District 55 State RepresentativeCindy Ziemke (R)7074.2073.8175.06– Corinne Westerfield (D)3025.8026.1924.94– District 67 State RepresentativeRandy Frye (R)7880.1484.65–76.60 Cordelle Feuston (D)2219.8615.35–23.40 District 68 State RepresentativeRandy Lyness (R)78—-82.1777.90 Matt Gaustad (D)22—-17.8322.09 Public Question #1Yes7277.1077.5778.2178.04 No2822.9022.4321.7921.96 Public Question Indiana Supreme Court Justice RetentionYes73.7372.0773.6676.67 No26.2727.9326.3423.33 Public Question Court of Appeals District 2 RetentionYes74.1673.24–77.12 No25.8426.76–22.88 Prosecuting AttorneyRichard Hertel (R)100 AuditorAmy Copeland (R)100 SheriffJeffrey Cumberworth (R)100 SurveyorJeffrey French (R)100 AssessorShawna Bushhorn (R)100 D1 CommissionerMark Horstman (R)71.25 Jay Gayheart (D)28.75 D1 County CouncilRon Decker (R)100 D2 County CouncilRob Seig (R)100 D3 County CouncilSteven Gloyd (R)74.87 Rachael Melton-Curl (D)25.13 D4 County CouncilDavid Tebbing (R)68.09 Edward Armbrecht (D)31.91 Adams TrusteeRandall Ashcraft (R)65.91 Edward Gindling (D)34.09 Brown TrusteeKenneth Copeland (R)100 Center TrusteeBrenda Warren (R)100 Delaware TrusteePaul Hardy (R)100 Franklin TrusteeWilliam Kissell (R)100 Jackson TrusteeAnnette Pindell (R)100 Johnson TrusteeToni Halcomb (R)100 Laughery TrusteeMichael Weiler (R)100 Otter Creek TrusteeCynthia Melton (D)100 Shelby TrusteePhillip Morgan (D)100 Washington TrusteeJeffery Poole (R)100 Adams BoardRobert Reiners (R)26.18 Carol Siebert (R)26.50 Richard Feller (D)14.27 Don Hartman (D)16.28 Paul Voss (D)16.76 Brown BoardRoger Gullion (R)29.67 Edwena Mathews (R)27.39 James Meyer (R)26.77 Janice Linkmeyer (D)16.17 Center BoardCarolyn Carpenter (R)32.29 Ruth Hughes (R)34.77 Donna Linville (R)32.94 Delaware BoardJames Purdy (R)31.76 Lorraine Workman (R)33.49 Kathleen Dickman (D)20.31 James Grigsby (D)14.44 Franklin BoardShirley Bocock (R)40.49 Tiffany Horstman (R)36.77 Norma Newton (D)22.74 Jackson BoardDenise Schmaltz (R)34.42 Jane VanKirk (R)36.32 Jack Schuerman (D)29.26 Johnson BoardMarilyn Hunt (R)33.33 Carrie McNew (R)32.03 Dennis Sanders (R)34.64 Laughery BoardBob Mattucci (R)100 Otter Creek BoardRuth Ann Adkinson (R)33.39 Janine Stratton (R)40.37 Tammy Wiley (R)26.24 Shelby BoardCheryl Welch (R)49.39 Marilyn Hance (D)28.01 John Meisberger (D)22.60 Washington BoardDebra Cutter (D)100 Town of Osgood CouncilHolley Rose (R)55.89 Norman Kappes (D)44.11 Milan Town Clerk/TreasurerDebra Hackman (R)100 Milan Town CouncilDonald Call (R)36.48 Floyd Fox (R)31.60 Deb Shumate (R)31.92 Batesville School Board District 1Becky Nobbe100 Batesville School Board District 2Tory Flynn51.64 Lawrence Merkel48.36 Batesville School Board District 4Stephen Stein100 Jac-Cen-Del School Board District 1Jason Wagner100 Jac-Cen-Del School Board District 2Jason Smith100 Jac-Cen-Del School Board District 4Jim Westerman100 Milan School Board At-LargeTimothy Tuttle100 Milan School Board – FranklinGreg Lewis100 Milan School Board – WashingtonMichael Brandes100 South Ripley School Board District 1Danielle McGee100 South Ripley School Board District 2Tim Taylor100 South Ripley School Board District 4Andrew Miller100 South Ripley School Board District 5Robert Garcia100 Sunman-Dearborn School Board District 1Michael Norman100 Sunman-Dearborn School Board District 4Glenn Scholl100 Sunman-Dearborn School Board District 5Gary Gellert100 Sunman-Dearborn School Board District 6Dawn Burke63.05 Michael Griffin36.95 Judge of Circuit CourtTimothy Day (R)100 Prosecuting AttorneyNathan Harter (R)100 Circuit Court ClerkAdina Roberts (R)63.35 Karen Higginbotham (D)36.65 County RecorderDottie Robbins (R)100 SheriffWilliam Meyerrose (R)49.61 Dave Durant (D)50.39 CoronerDoug Banks (R)100 AssessorDorene Greiwe (R)100 D2 CommissionerJerome Buening (R)100 D1 County CouncilKenny Hooten (R)61.42 Ryan Maddux (D)38.58 D2 County CouncilDanny Peters (R)100 D3 County CouncilDeanna Burkart (R)57.40 Fred Fry (D)23.92 Matthew Morrow (I)18.69 D4 County CouncilLarry Meyer (R)100 Adams TrusteeCharlie Connall (R)100 Clay TrusteeDavid Israel (R)100 Clinton TrusteeRonnie Bruner (R)100 Fugit TrusteeJames Geis (R)100 Jackson TrusteeBrenda Shireman (R)73.25 Jacob Mattox (D)26.75 Marion TrusteeElizabeth Fry (R)87.98 Benjamin Tylka (D)12.02 Saltcreek TrusteeFred Krieger (R)74.90 George Connall (D)25.10 Sandcreek TrusteeDan Wenning (R)100 Washington TrusteeChristian Rust (R)100 Adams BoardAndy Hunter (R)33.91 Bradley Scheidler (R)31.55 Dennis Shuppert (R)34.55 Clay BoardKelli Koors (R)35.04 Jerry Wiseman (R)36.12 Ann Stagge (D)28.84 Clinton BoardStanley Schoettmer (R)34.31 Brian Schwering (R)35.37 Linda Volk (R)30.32 Fugit BoardTom Carroll (R)29.01 Carl Geis (R)37.30 Bart Metz (R)33.69 Jackson BoardJohn Emly (R)32.98 Steve Fortner (R)35.88 G Troy Hill (R)31.13 Marion BoardCarl Stier (R)30.84 Mary Stier (R)26.04 Jim Koors (D)15.29 Gretchen Stone (D)17.38 Donald Wilmer (D)10.44 Saltcreek BoardDennis Kinker (R)100 Sandcreek BoardDennis Cox (D)100 Washington BoardEdward Dwenger (R)31.33 Leon Johnson (R)25.59 James Stewart (R)27.15 Terrah Nunley (D)15.93 Decatur County Community School Board District A At-LargeChris Owens100 Decatur County Community School Board District BTodd Mauer100 Decatur County Community School Board District CLizette Bell100 Decatur County Community School Board District DMatthew Hoeing100last_img read more

Mourinho: Luiz is going nowhere

first_img The versatile Brazil international has been linked with a big-money move to Barcelona but Mourinho is adamant the 26-year-old will not be leaving Stamford Bridge. Mourinho, who returned to the London club for a second spell this summer, told BT Sport: “No chance he is going to leave. He is a player we want to keep. Chelsea have been linked with former Barca and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o, who is reportedly available as his current club Anzhi Makhachkala cut costs. Eto’o won the Champions League under Mourinho at Inter before moving to the previously big-spending Russians. Mourinho said: “I am always happy that somebody that worked with me previously is happy to be back and work with me again. “That is a good feeling that I have, when I read something that Samuel is keen. “It is fantastic for us, but we are going to see what happens.” Mourinho has warned it could take time to get his squad as he wants it. The Portuguese won two Premier League titles in his first spell at Stamford Bridge and now wants to build the foundations for greater long-term success. He said: “This team is not just for tomorrow. It is a team for many, many years, so if in this moment we don’t have the perfect squad, that is not a problem. “We work and we improve and the challenge is to improve the boys and improve the team every day. “It is not a problem for us, we are not feeling this kind of pressure.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted the club will not sell star defender David Luiz for any price. “He is a player with four years (on his) contract, he just signed a contract last year. “We like him. He is an important player for the club and the club is not ready to sell him for any price.” Luiz joined the Blues from Benfica in 2011 and signed a new five-year contract last September. There have been reports recently claiming Luiz has told the club of his desire to join Barca but Mourinho says he is not aware of that. He said: “I don’t know if he said that. What I can say is that he is not going to. “The last quotes I read were Luiz saying he is not speaking about clubs when he is with the national team, which is a fantastic quote that I appreciate. “When they are with the national team they are national team players, they are not club players. “That is the last quote I have and it is an intelligent one.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Barry still harbours England hopes

first_img The 32-year-old midfielder, enjoying a new lease of life at Everton on a season-long loan from Manchester City, offered manager Roy Hodgson a reminder of his quality against Norwich on Saturday. Hodgson was at Goodison Park as Barry struck a superb goal from 20 yards and delivered a fine all-round display in a comfortable 2-0 Everton win. Gareth Barry has not given up hope of forcing his way back into the England reckoning for this summer’s World Cup. Press Association Barry has been out of the international picture since suffering an abdominal injury in a friendly against Norway immediately prior to Euro 2012. He was forced to miss that tournament and further problems at the start of the following season ended chances of an immediate recall, but Barry hopes he caught Hodgson’s eye this weekend. He said: “I’m not sure he would be expecting me to be scoring goals but that was a solid performance as well. “I’m definitely still available. I’ve not spoken to the manager since I got injured after the Euros so we will see. “The manager knows about my game so it’s not like I’m young and coming through. “The manager has used players, rightly, who have got the team qualified and generally he will, I’m sure, stick with those. “But if things occur and he needs another player I’m definitely still here.” Barry, who has 53 caps, believes his experience could serve England well at the World Cup in Brazil. He said: “It won’t be a case of joining up and being fresh and nervous, I would be able to settle straight back in and I’m sure the manager knows that. We will see.” Despite that, Barry is not thinking too much about life beyond the end of the season. With no indication he should make plans for the World Cup, he might even think about booking summer holidays soon. He said: “This time of year you generally do look at them. I’m not going to lie, I will start looking if I don’t hear anything soon.” Everton team-mate Phil Jagielka, someone more firmly in Hodgson’s World Cup plans, has no doubt Barry could serve England well. The centre-back said: “Gaz has got nothing to prove to anyone. “He has been a fantastic professional and is still doing a fantastic job for Everton. “I am sure it (England) is in the back of his mind but he still wants to do a job for us. “Hopefully he keeps himself fighting fit and he can find a few more thunderbolts between now and the end of the season.” last_img read more