Jenkins achieves WTF Grandmaster status

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Taekwondo Federation, Conrad Jenkins, is now the only local Olympic style Taekwondo Grandmaster.On December 7 at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Mexico City, president of the WTF, Dr Chungwon Choue, together with Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU) president, Grandmaster Ji Ho Choi, presented Jenkins with his Seventh Dan Black Belt certificate.In addition, on December 9 at the Sala de Armas ( Fencing Olympic Venue), Jenkins and Guillermo Rodriquez of Venezuela were jointly awarded best male referees, while Hee Young Kim of Korea was awarded best female referee. Male and female teams from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia,Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Iran, Ivory Coast, Mexico, USA and Belgium competed at the World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Mexico City.President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Mike Fennell, has congratulated Jenkins on achieving “this high distinction” while secretary general of the JOA, Christopher Samuda, remarked that he is not surprised as Jenkins has “consistently demonstrated his pedigree and credentials.”last_img read more

SA improves on Paralympics medal tally

first_imgMedalsBy Monday evening, Team South Africa had slipped to 23rd on the medal table, with two gold , five silver, and five bronze medals, for a total of 12 medals. She threw a season’s best 15.43 metres, but Germany’s Birgit Kober was light years ahead of the rest of the field with a world record throw of 27.03 metres, which was close to seven metres ahead of runner-up Marie Braemer-Skowronek, also of Germany. ‘Bonus’Interviewed after the race, Bouwer said he viewed swimming the backstroke as an “extra” event, and therefore winning a silver medal was “a bonus”. Field eventsIn field events, Duane Strydom took eighth place in the men’s T35/36 discus throw. His best distance of 35.64 metres was 2.90 metres behind the winner’s Sebastian Dietz’s 38.54m. Ihar Boki of Belarus claimed his third gold medal with a third world record, winning the race in 56.97. Bouwer’s second placed time of 59.92 was an African record and comfortably ahead of third placed Charalampos Taiganidis of Greece, who clocked 1:01.10. Renette Bloem failed to progress beyond the heats of the women’s 100m breaststroke SB11. 4 September 2012 That defeat left them winless and it also meant they did not move on to the playoffs. Swimmer Charl Bouwer won his third medal of the 2012 London Paralympics on Monday evening as Team South Africa improved its medal tally by two. Wheelchair tennisWorld number 10 Kgothatso Montjane was beaten in the round of 16 of the women’s wheelchair tennis competition. Up against world number four, Jiske Griffioen of The Netherlands, Montjane went down 6-2, 6-2. Zandile Nhlapo also picked up an eighth place in the women’s F33/34/52/53 javelin competition. Victory went to Mohamed Farhat Chida of Tunisia in 50.43, with China’s Wenjun Zhou second in a regional record of 51.56. South Africa’s Marius Stander placed sixth in 53.62. BronzeOut on the track, Union Sekwailwe claimed a bronze medal in the men’s T38 400 metres after running a personal best time of 51.97 seconds. Pieter du Preez finished sixth in the final of the men’s 100m in the T51 class for wheelchair athletes in a time of 24.21 seconds. Finland’s Toni Pispanen raced to the gold in a Paralympic record of 21.72 seconds. Bouwer, who had already won a gold medal in the S13 50m freestyle and a silver medal in the 100m freestyle, added another silver to his personal haul in the 100m backstroke. Hosts, Great Britain (19, 25, 19, 63) remain in second place, but Russia (16, 20, 13, 49) has just pushed Australia (16, 13, 19, 48) into third place. China is comfortably ensconced at the top of the standings with 45 gold, 31 silver and 35 bronze medals taking their total to 112 medals in all. The men’s wheelchair basketball team was again on the wrong end of a result, going down 79-54 to Turkey. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

iThemba Tower combines art, recycling and community

first_imgOfficially opened in July 2016, the iThemba Tower is a community art project made with over 7 000 recycled plastic drinks bottles decorating a decommissioned 20m high cellular tower.iThemba Tower: A Recycled Tower of Art in Troyeville https://t.co/GTSME8vRf4 pic.twitter.com/4s6Eut5Tt4— Heather Mason (@2summers) July 26, 2016The tower is situated in the garden of the Spaza Art Gallery in Troyeville, Johannesburg. The repurposed tower has become a point of pride for people living and working in the area.The project is the brainchild of renowned local street artist r1, conceived as a way to collaborate with the community in creating distinctive urban art. The artist specialises in taking lifeless urban landscapes and adding colourful, eye-catching African flourishes using various mediums including recycled wood and plastic.Hidden Trophy from r1r1r1 on Vimeo.Speaking to Graffiti South Africa, r1 says Johannesburg is his canvas, and its people his collaborators. “Every city has its beauty but Johannesburg has a special kind. There is a sense of freedom in the inner city that I don’t experience anywhere else. It is quite unique. People are open for engagement and I get fascinating opinions from very diverse backgrounds. It’s so rich culturally but still somehow a hidden treasure.”Take a look at r1’s latest public art intervention, ‘Hidden Trophy’ – https://t.co/xKkmn7WlLy pic.twitter.com/m0PFesNp6j— Between 10 and 5 (@10and5) November 10, 2015The iThemba Tower’s plastic bottles – bought from the city’s informal waste collectors – each contain a light and a written message by members of the community, including learners from local schools. At night the tower lights up with a multitude of colours.Taking the isiZulu word for hope, ‘ithemba’, the messages inside each bottle represent the dreams of each contributor. Speaking to blogger Heather Mason of 2Summers.net, r1 describes the artwork as a “symbolic communication tower around which a diversity of people can share their collective hopes”.More important, the installation is also an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of recycling and the informal collectors who recycle the city’s waste as a means to survive.While the tower itself is the main attraction, it forms part of an online multimedia project incorporating video, crowdsourcing and blog posts, which all highlight the installation’s journey from idea to reality. It also tells the stories of the community contributors to the project, including the waste collectors.Ride with Moses from iThemba Tower on Vimeo.“Even though my work is to be seen out in the street, it is also important to cater for those that spend most of their time in front of a screen,” r1 says, adding that “good documentation helps re-adapting the work to the viewer’s means and expectations. The final work is not only the end product, but also the entire narrative towards its completion.”iThemba Tower in Troyeville by artist r1; 7 000 recycled bottles with messages from the community and lights inside https://t.co/uwJjzVC8Vy pic.twitter.com/jjn8BMD1SC— Charl Blignaut (@sa_poptart) October 19, 2016Through online crowdsourcing and visitor contributions, the project has raised over R40 000 for improving the livelihood of informal waste collectors and strengthening the community of Troyeville.Read more about iThemba Tower, the Spaza Art Gallery and how city residents can contribute to this ongoing project.Source: iThemba Tower Tumblr blog and SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Postpartum Depression in Military Moms

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, 6658 Tired, September 5, 2011]Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious mental health condition – not only does the mother suffer from depressive symptoms, but children of PPD mothers can experience depression, delayed cognitive and social development, and behavioral problems.  Understanding the attributes that promote well-being is important not only for military moms, but for the entire family.Schachman and Lindsey studied the prevalence of postpartum depressive symptoms in a sample of military wives and provided a descriptive analysis of risk and protective factors evident in the population [1]. Participants in the study included 71 women married to an active-duty military member, and who had given birth within the previous 3-months.  Mothers completed a demographic questionnaire, a postpartum depression screening tool, and 3 indexes from the Family Index of Regenerativity and Adaptation – Military (FIRA-M).  The included 3 indexes were: (1) Family Changes and Strains; (2) Self-Reliance; and, (3) Social Support.  The Family Changes and Strains index assessed the life events that occurred during the past year that would increase the stress experienced by the mother, such as child and spousal conflict or role strain.  The Self-Reliance Index assessed internal strengths and resources available to the mother.  The Social Support Index measured perceptions of support from the family and the community.Maternal age for the moms in the study ranged from 19 to 35, and approximately 60% of the mothers were age 25 or younger.  Over one-half (54%) of the participants were new mothers – this was their first child.  About one-half of the women had been married 2 years or less.Just over one-half of the participants (50.7%) scored above the cutoff point on the screening measure for PPD. Women in the PPD group had shorter durations of marriage and also had resided at the current duty station a shorter time than women who did not screen positively for PPD. There were  more reported family changes and strains for women who screened positively for PPD than for women who did not screen positively for PPD. PPD positive women also scored lower on the self-reliance scale than women in the non-PPD group. As a group, the mothers in this study had a high perception of support, although women in the PPD group had lower perceptions of social support.While young mothers or first-time mothers are particularly at risk of PPD, risk factors that can negatively impact military wives, such as geographic isolation, changes in social support due to frequent relocations, and deployment, are often offset when military wives are able to identify with other wives who have similar experiences and are able to develop a “spontaneous web of support.” Individual attributes prevalent in military wives, such as  self-reliance and flexibility, can also facilitate adaptation to changing military environments while raising a young family.References[1] Schachman, K., & Lindsey, L. (2013). A resilience perspective of postpartum depressive symptomatology in military wives. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 42(2), 157-167. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12007This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Salespeople Aren’t Lazy. They’re Poorly Led.

first_imgSalespeople are not lazy. They’re poorly led.Sales isn’t very much like a lot of other roles. It comes with much more independence than other jobs, like a role in operations where your work simply shows up. The work of selling doesn’t come to you, you have to take action without reacting to some external stimulus. To succeed, you need the self-discipline to manage yourself. Without it, you fail.The role of salesperson also comes with a great deal of responsibility. In a lot of cases, the growth of the business depends upon salespeople. It’s also the tip of the spear when it comes to executing the businesses strategy. It comes with more pressure than many other roles in business.When Goals Are MissingWhen goals are missing, salespeople—like other people—tend to drift. Without a target, there is nothing to aim for. Without a goal, there isn’t any measurement of success or failure. If you can’t succeed, you also can’t fail.Goals and target are how we keep score. They keep you focused on taking the actions that produce results.When Accountability Is MissingMany managers are afraid to ask salespeople to report their results. They’re petrified to ask for reports on the activity their salespeople generated during the week. Fearful of being accused of being a micromanager, they opt instead to be guilty of neglect.If you won’t hold your people accountable for results, you are teaching them that results are not important. You’re also informing them that you aren’t engaged in your work and that you are simply drifting, too.You are accountable for creating accountability.When Leadership Is MissingWhen leadership is missing, most people don’t turn in their very best performance. Leadership provides purpose, meaning, and direction. It provides vision and goals and accountability. It spurs activity and action. When a person demonstrates their own personal leadership, it’s often a sign that they can be counted on to lead others.Salespeople aren’t lazy. Well, some salespeople must be lazy, but no lazier than any other group of people or profession. And like any other group, leadership is the cure for drifting. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

After shock win over Pacquiao, Horn ignoring the criticism

first_imgTop Rank promotor Bob Arum said it was a “close fight. It could have gone either way.”“A couple of close rounds, but you can’t argue with the result,” he said after the fight. “I scored a lot of the early rounds for Jeff. Then I had Manny coming back in the middle. The 12th round, Jeff really won. If you give Manny the 11th, you have it a draw. You give Jeff the 11th, it’s 7-5.”The 38-year-old Pacquiao had a chance to knock Horn out in the 9th, with the Aussie on the ropes and in big trouble in front of the 51,052 fans at Suncorp Stadium, but couldn’t complete the job. His own handlers agreed that had a bearing on the fight — saying Pacquiao shouldn’t have left it up to the judges.As he mingled with fans on Monday, his right eye still closed, Horn said he hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the criticism “but I’ve seen my Facebook and that’s gone gangbusters at the moment.”“Manny Pacquiao is an absolute warrior, a legend of the sport. He might have come underdone in this fight, I don’t know,” Horn said. “I guess if we have a rematch and he put his all in, he might come in better, I don’t know.”One thing the fight has done is ensure Horn will have a bigger profile before his next fight, whether that be a rematch with Pacquiao — now 59-7-2 and with three losses in his last eight fights — or not.Pacquiao was back in the Philippines later Monday, and had a military guard of honor to welcome him back to General Santos. A unanimous points decision wasn’t what anyone had been expecting.“It was, I guess, the Manny Show. I can remember watching programs saying the Manny Pacquiao fight in Brisbane — my name wasn’t normally mentioned,” Horn said. “But now hopefully I’m a bit more recognized and I’ve established myself in the boxing community a bit more.” LATEST STORIES “There will always be a backlash where people say I got lucky, or whatever. There will always be the naysayers saying I didn’t win the fight, but I felt like I won the fight,” Horn, now unbeaten in his 18 fights since turning professional in 2013, said as he basked in the victory on Monday. “Everyone has a right to their opinion. I’m sure I’ve (gained) a lot more fans over there than I’ve lost.”Pacquiao skipped the formal post-fight news conference, his camp saying he needed to get seven stitches in each of the cuts on the top of his head, and also declined other interviews in the dressing room.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSome critics described the result as a robbery and questioned the integrity of the sport.Immediately after the fight, Pacquiao said he had to respect the decision and noted that he had a clause for a rematch, but he later told a Philippines news channel that he’d been confident he’d won the fight. 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And they highlighted statistics that showed Pacquiao threw twice as many punches.In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel, Pacquiao thanked some high-profile supporters for letting their feelings be known.“Thank you for the support and for also believing that I won the fight,” he said in the TV interview. “I’m praying that it will not affect or ruin the boxing industry.”Reports emerged that a government department in the Philippines wanted the WBO to launch an inquiry into the outcome. The WBO had released the judge’s scores on Sunday night.All three judges awarded it to Horn, with American Waleska Roldan’s 117-111 score attracting most of the criticism. U.S. judge Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan of Argentina each scored it much closer at 115-113.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight and the judges who awarded a unanimous points decision to a previously almost anonymous Jeff Horn was still pouring in on social media.The 29-year-old Horn, a former schoolteacher who was given almost no hope of beating the 11-time world champion, was feted by fans and politicians in his hometown on Monday and didn’t care too much about criticism — which started in a TV interview as soon as he left the ring on Sunday after the Battle of Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? 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London Olympics: China’s Ye Shiwen shatters swimming world record, wins gold

first_imgChina’s Ye Shiwen shattered the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s 400 metres individual medley at the London Olympics on Saturday. Ye touched in 4:28.43 to obliterate the previous record held by triple Olympic champion Aussie Stephanie Rice, Xinhua reported.The Chinese was nearly three seconds ahead of silver medalist Mireia Garcia Belmonte from Spain who clocked 4:31.27. Another Chinese swimmer Li Xuanxu pocketed the bronze at 4:32.91.last_img

10 months agoMan Utd teenager Angel Gomes: Old Trafford deafened me!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teenager Angel Gomes: Old Trafford deafened me!by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United teenager Angel Gomes says he was deafened by the Old Trafford crowd during Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town.Gomes, 18, made his third appearance for the club when he replaced Juan Mata in the 80th minute.There could be more game time under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has brought a sense of optimism to the club, which Gomes says was audible.”Yes, it’s always nice to come on, especially when you are a young lad, following in the footsteps of the other players who are progressing and doing well,” Gomes told MUTV. “To come on and hear the crowd cheering you on was a great feeling for me.”My ears actually blocked! I couldn’t really hear, but, as soon as I got on, I felt at ease. The players helped me, they spoke to me and gave me instructions and I was fine from then on.” last_img read more

The NFL Games To Watch With The Playoffs On The Line

BUF0.00.0MIA0.00.00.81395 NO74NO67NO 31, PIT 28-6.6– TEN73TEN74TEN 25, WSH 16-1.4– CAR62%CAR51%ATL 24, CAR 10+9.5– DAL75DAL72DAL 27, TB 20-3.2– DEN0.00.0LAC100.00.01.01518 MIN72.0%+/-31.6CHI100.0%+/-0.063.41597 CHI68CHI73CHI 14, SF 9+0.9– KC100.00.0OAK0.00.00.51492 GB57GB59GB 44, NYJ 38-0.3– TEN62.147.1IND37.847.094.71552 It’s the last week of the NFL’s regular season, and that means it’s time to game out all of the fun playoff scenarios facing each team.Here at FiveThirtyEight, we like to measure the most important games of the week based on how much they swing every team’s odds of making the postseason (across every team in the entire league). And by that standard, you can’t top Sunday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans, which will shift around nearly 95 total points of playoff probability. (Really, that’s for the two teams involved — the winner will make the playoffs and the loser won’t, which effectively makes it a play-in playoff game.) Oddly, it’s only the third time ever that the Titans will play in NBC’s flagship Sunday night game (the last was in 2009), while for the Colts, it will have been exactly 60 years and two days since they beat the New York Giants for the NFL title in the Greatest Game Ever Played, which helped make TV-spectacle games like this one possible.That may not be the best game of Week 17, however. We also like to include an element for team quality, and Titans-Colts is still just the No. 13 team in our Elo ratings against No. 14. When the Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears, it will be No. 6 vs. No. 11 in Elo, and it’s a game that has plenty of playoff significance in its own right. The Vikings wouldn’t automatically miss the playoffs if they lose, but they would not be in great shape (35 percent), while they would clinch with a victory. And the Bears have plenty to play for as well; a win and a Rams loss would help them get a first-round playoff bye. Of course, fans of the Philadelphia Eagles will be watching this game closely: A Vikings win would end Philly’s season, while a Bears win would give the Eagles a chance to play their way in. (Both games kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET.) The best matchups of Week 17Week 17 games by the highest average Elo rating (using the harmonic mean) plus the total potential swing for all NFL teams’ playoff chances based on the result, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions DAL100.00.0NYG0.00.00.91488 ATL0.00.0TB0.00.00.91470 MIA61MIA61JAX 17, MIA 7-2.2– LAR77LAR83LAR 31, ARI 9+0.7– LAC66LAC67BAL 22, LAC 10-3.5– HOU100.00.0JAX0.00.01.21489 Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. CLE60CLE66CLE 26, CIN 18+2.6– IND74IND75IND 28, NYG 27-1.4– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 16Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 16 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION Playoff %Playoff % Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality MIN55MIN63MIN 27, DET 9+4.4– CIN0.00.0PIT15.85.411.01491 DET0.00.0GB0.00.01.41456 BAL84.325.4CLE0.00.051.11524 PHI28.020.0WSH0.00.040.81512 PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS There are a few other games with playoff probability on the line. As mentioned earlier, the outcome of the Eagles’ game with Washington is very much of importance to the Vikings, who would clinch with a Philadelphia loss. The Cleveland Browns’ matchup with the Baltimore Ravens has done the unthinkable — made Pittsburgh Steeler fans root for the Browns — since a Baltimore win would eliminate the Steelers from the postseason picture. Baltimore could still make the playoffs with a loss, but the Ravens would need Pittsburgh to lose its game against Cincinnati, which is also happening simultaneously at 4:25 p.m. ET. (In related news: Are you ready for a completely insane Sunday afternoon of football?)Although other games could determine seeding, and there are a few stray percentage points of playoff odds’ difference at stake around the league, those are basically the games that will carry the most weight in Week 17, and we can’t wait to see how they all play out.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersWhile you’re prepping for the playoffs, be sure to check out FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings using our NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times and tracks how often each team should make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. Did you know you can also pick against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game? Maybe you can also climb up our giant leaderboard.Here are the games in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: NE84NE83NE 24, BUF 12-2.0– DEN61DEN62OAK 27, DEN 14-3.1– LAR100.00.0SF0.00.01.21499 NE100.00.0NYJ0.00.00.81467 PHI66PHI51PHI 32, HOU 30-14.7– Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup. Total Change adds up the potential swing in playoff odds for every team in the league (not just the two teams listed).*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN KC54KC56SEA 38, KC 31-5.0– CAR0.00.0NO100.00.00.51587 ARI0.00.0SEA100.00.00.61451 After a shellacking at the hands of our algorithm in Week 15, readers rebounded slightly this week, losing by an average of 25.3 points. Philadelphia’s last-second win over Houston may have kept the Eagles in the playoff hunt, but it cost readers 14.7 points on average in our game. Readers did pick up 9.5 points on average in the Atlanta-Carolina game; though they incorrectly picked the Panthers to beat the Falcons, they did so by a smaller win probability than Elo.Congrats to Scott S, who led all users in Week 16 with an even 300 points, and to Greg Chili Van Hollebeke, who maintained his No. 1 ranking on the season with 1,075.4 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and if you haven’t, be sure to get in on the action! You can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo, even if you haven’t played yet.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Official Fenerbahce deny interest in Moussa Sissoko

first_imgFenerbahce have denied suggestions that they are looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa SissokoThe France international is yet to make another appearance for Spurs after playing the full 90 minutes of their opening day 2-1 win at Newcastle United.Sissoko was again absent in Monday night’s shocking 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.But Fenerbahce, who have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old, have now moved to deny the speculation.“In the public opinion, the news that we are attempting to transfer Moussa Sissoko…does not reflect the truth,” read a statement, via Sky Sports.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Regarding a transfer of Moussa Sissoko to our club, there has been no contact with the player, the manager or the club.”Sissoko joined Spurs in 2016 for £30m, but has struggled to establish himself under manager Mauricio Pochettino.25 Premier League starts in two years and 35 more as a sub is what he has to show for in two years.Although, Sissoko still has just under three years remaining on his current contract at North Londonlast_img read more