Mayor refutes Fianna Fail claims and defends his record

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ By News Highland – March 15, 2012 WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleDeputy Doherty supports Dublin Fianna Fail Councillors challenge to household chargeNext articleGreencastle – Magilligan ferry service to resume tomorrow News Highland center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Pinterest Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest The Mayor of Donegal has rejected in the strongest terms accusation from Fianna Fail that he lacks impartiality.Councillor Noel McBride was the target of an attack by the Fianna Fail grouping in a statement released yesterday.Fianna Fail suggested the Mayor had lost control of the meetings amid allegations of initimidation, bullying and threats.Today Councillor McBride says he is, for the most part, in control of Council meetings:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mayor1pm.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Mayor refutes Fianna Fail claims and defends his recordlast_img read more

Briefs

first_imgA federal law requiring financial institutions to tell clients how their confidential information is handled will not — for the moment — be enforced against lawyers.In a June 30 letter, Federal Trade Commission General Counsel William E. Kovacic said that agency does not intend to enforce provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) because of two pending lawsuits. One of those was brought by the ABA and the other by the New York State Bar Association.The law requires institutions with confidential financial information about consumers to send them annual notices on how that information is handled and protected.The FTC has ruled that the law covers lawyers, while the New York bar and ABA in their suits said there was no congressional intent to include the legal profession. The associations have argued clients are already better protected by existing state ethical codes and rules, and an FTC investigation into a lawyer’s compliance could actually compromise confidential client information. The Florida Bar has taken a position which mirrors that of the ABA and has joined in amicus briefs in both cases.The first such notices were to have been sent by July 1.The FTC has filed motions to dismiss the suit, but “The FTC does not intend to bring enforcement actions under these GLBA provisions against lawyers for any action or inaction by lawyers in the period of time prior to the court’s rulings on the FTC’s motions to dismiss.. . , ” Kovacic wrote to the two associations.New rules for obtaining birth, death certificates Pursuant to Section 55.201-209, Florida Statutes, from and after October 1, 2003, any holder of a judgment wishing to obtain a judicial lien on the personal property of judgment debtor that is subject to execution must file a Judgment Lien Certificate with the Florida Department of State, in accordance with the provisions of that law.Forms are available on theDepartment of State’s Web site at www.dos.state.fl.us.No longer will a judgment holder be able to docket a writ of execution with a sheriff for purposes of creating a judicial lien.Agulnick petitions for reinstatement Florida Senators Bob Graham and Bill Nelson introduced a bill recently that would authorize additional judgeships in the Middle and Southern Federal Districts of Florida.“Because the Middle and Southern Districts contain the majority of the state’s residents, it is vital that we add judges to assure the prompt resolution of civil and criminal filings,” Sen. Graham said. “Both of the judicial districts are expected to see caseloads peak over the next six years due to a rapidly growing population.”Sen. Nelson said the seven new positions are critical to Florida’s federal courts, where the caseloads have increased significantly in the past decade.“Our judges are overwhelmed,” he said.The Middle District currently has 15 permanent judges and the Southern District has 18. The bill would add four additional permanent judgeships in the Southern District and two additional permanent and one temporary judgeship in the Middle District.Both districts face heavy workloads, with the Southern District seeing a 67-percent increase in civil filings and 58-percent increase in criminal filings since 1994, according to the senators In the Middle District in 2001, there were 553 civil and criminal filings awaiting action, versus a national average of 490 filings.The Southern District includes Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Key West, Miami and West Palm Beach. The Middle District covers Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Myers. The Middle District is one of the busiest federal districts and was ranked fifth in the nation for the number of criminal defendants charged with fraud and drug related offenses among all district courts.Paralegals set seminar for Orlando Applications are now being accepted to fill the position of United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida (Northern Division).Applications are available from the Commission Chair Roberto Martínez, 255 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 476-7430, e-mail address [email protected] also may be obtained from the Web page of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov. The completed applications must be mailed to Martínez and all the commission’s members by August 15.Hearings set on workers’ comp judge appointments The State Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Health, has increased its security measures to ensure that birth and death certifications are issued only to those persons or entities identified in F.S. §382.025(2).Revised state and county applications will be available in the near future. The revised applications require the attorney’s signature and Bar number and must state the name of the attorney’s client and which provision of the statute authorizes receipt of the certificate.State applications are available for download from the Office of Vital Statistics’ Web site at www9.myflorida.com/planning_eval/Vital_Statistics/deaths.htm.Bar fees are now payable Florida Bar members should now have received their 2003-2004 annual fee statements — reflecting no increase in fees.The statements were mailed in late May. The fees are payable July 1 and are late after August 15.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are still $265. Inactive members pay $175. Eligible members may pay online at www.FLABAR.org.Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, fees postmarked after August 15 will be assessed a late fee.Florida’s senators call for more new judges Briefs Federal JNC seeks Southern District judge applications July 15, 2003 Regular News The first quarterly membership meeting of the Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists is set for July 25-26 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.The first board certification exam in the civil trial specialty area will be July 25 from noon to 5 p.m.A certification workshop will be presented by Bob Anderson, FALSS director of education on the civil trial law specialty area July 26 from 8-9 a.m. That will be followed by a seminar on marital and family law, presented by Carolyn Delizia, a member of The Florida Bar’s Family Law Section. S.D. Saxena, president of ASC Geosciences, Inc., a geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering firm, also will present a seminar on “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering and its Applications to the Legal Profession.”For more information contact Donna Crump at (239) 334-1600. Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Barry W. Agulnick of New York, NY has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Agulnick was suspended for 30 months as a result of a felony conviction. The suspension was effective October 30, 1997, the date he ceased practicing law due to his suspension in New York.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Agulnick’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Edward Iturralde, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 661 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-0200, phone (850) 561-5786.FTC to hold off enforcing Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act against attorneys The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will hold its Annual Seminar and Membership Meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando September 12-13.Seminar offerings include topics in business entities and civil litigation.The seminar registration fee is $145 members, $160 non-members. Non-members are invited to register for the seminar and social events. Members are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting, during which elections of officers are held and a membership forum is set to discuss relevant issues regarding the paralegal profession. The weekend includes networking opportunities through evening social events and a CLA breakfast, as well as opportunities to meet with vendors. For more information call the Paralegal Association of Florida at (800) 433-4352 or visit www.pafinc.org.FALSS slates July meeting The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims will hold a public hearing August 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott.The purpose of the hearing is to conduct the interviews of the following applicants for reappointment as Judges of Compensation Claims: Mark H. Hofstad, District F (Lakeland); Thomas G. Portuallo, District G (Daytona); Shelley H. Punancy, District I-South (West Palm Beach); Sylvia Medina Shore, District K (Miami); and Paul T. Terlizzese, District L (Melbourne).Written commentary concerning any applicant by any person may be submitted to the commission chair and a copy to each commission member. Commission member address lists are available from the chair.Any questions concerning the upcoming public hearing should be directed to G. Bart Billbrough, JNC chair, 2600 Douglas Road, Suite 902, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 442-2701 Ext. 105, fax (305) 442-2801.Judicial lien rules change October 1last_img read more

British Land in final stages of £90m sale

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Schafer, Simpson for Copa Centenario draw

first_imgJamaica’s senior men’s national football team head coach Winfried Schafer and team manager Roy Simpson will attend the official draw and team workshop for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario. The official draw will take place at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA, tomorrow, beginning at 8 p.m. The tournament, which will be the 45th edition of Copa America, since its inception in 1916, will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be held from June 3-26 in the USA. The participating countries will be (CONMEBOL) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and (CONCACAF) Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the USA. The event will include coaches, managers, media liaison officers and broadcasters, as well as executives from the two confederations. They will also participate in the team workshop tomorrow and Monday. Jamaica qualified by being crowned the 2014 Caribbean Cup Champions.last_img read more

Cities- Remodeling of Urban Communities

first_imgShanghai, China – 8th June, 2010:  South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr. Yunus Carrim has officially launched the June month theme of “Cities: Re-modeling Urban Communities” at South Africa’s Pavilion at Shanghai Expo. During the month, the Pavilion will showcase how South Africa has successfully redesigned and rejuvenated communities during the past 16 years following the abolition of apartheid in 1994 to create modern communities which promote racial, social and physical integration.Centered around four core pillars of Work, Live, Gather and Move, the exhibition at the South Africa Pavilion focuses on how investment in urban infrastructure has improved social activity, housing, public life and transport.  Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr. Yunus Carrim explained “Cities that recognize effective transport investments can contribute to spatial transformation and greater urban productivity.The 2010 Soccer World Cup has accelerated city transportation planning and there is a new focus on creating an efficient network of public transportation – building a new high speed train, enlarging the country’s airports, improving the freeway system, tarring roads in township areas, build new taxi ranks and upgrading local bus systems.While the transformation is by no means complete, we are aiming to ensure that, over time, everyone will be able to enjoy decent accommodation, excellent services, and quality of life in sustainable neighbourhoods and vibrant urban spaces.”South Africa’s examples of how it is overcoming the issue of not just urban regeneration but spatial remodeling of entire communities, demonstrates embodiment of “Better City, Better Life” put into practice.Having built more than 2.7 million houses since 1994, South Africa has also built sustainable settlements which reduce energy use and are also better designed to encourage integration and create true communities.  The creation of decent housing also helps to stabilize the communities, creating jobs which in turn create a sense of pride among residents.The theme of “Cities: the Re-modeling of Urban Communities” will run for the duration of June at the South Africa Pavilion at Shanghai Expo.  In addition to exhibitions, activities will include seminars to promote the exchange of ideas about how to design communities which can give inhabitants a “Better City, Better Life.” Upcoming themes will focus on Trade and Investment; Tourism; and Science and Technology.Notes to Editors:South Africa’s Pavilion design uses a traditional housing design of a Rondavel house with a modern twist as the centerpiece showcasing contemporary, modern living and showcasing how the home is the heart of the community.Against this powerful backdrop, the Pavilion showcases a different theme each month through Shanghai Expo.Background on South Africa – China Relations in brief1998: Formal establishment of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China2000: South Africa and China sign the Pretoria Declaration on partnership relations, followed by the establishment of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), under which five sectoral committees, respectively on diplomatic affairs, trade, education, science and technology, and defense, have been set up.2007: Cabinet Lekgotla’s decision of July 2007, identified China as the test case for coordinated planning and implementation of the country’s international relations; marketing South Africa abroad; and strengthening South Africa’s economic diplomacy – today being realized by Shanghai Expo.2008: 10 year anniversary of diplomatic ties.  Strategic Partnership Dialogue between the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Republic of China launched on 7 January 2008 as another vehicle to consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries.For further information regarding this press release, please contact MS&L:Alvena SoTel: +(8621) 5465 8486Mbl: [email protected]last_img read more

Rob Davies: South Africa is open for business

first_img“Government and society need to work in genuine partnership to pursue the country’s current economic vision with conviction and vigour,” writes trade and industry minister Rob Davies on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “In the meantime, South Africa needs to continue to send a message to the world that it is still very much open for business.”The board at the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Restrictiveness Index, South Africa ranks among the most open jurisdictions for foreign direct investment in the world. (Image: Brand South Africa)Rob DaviesSouth Africa is committed to improving its global competitiveness and reputation with a view to delivering on its growth and developmental imperatives, while the country continues to compare well with other emerging markets.In a bid to drive this point to international investors, South Africa will be represented at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos by a high-level multi-stakeholder team from 21 to 24 January 2015. Team South Africa, will bring to the 2 500 participants at the summit, the message that South Africa is open for business and remains an attractive and reliable investment destination.According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Restrictiveness Index, South Africa ranks among the most open jurisdictions for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world. Openness is reflected in the overall trend of growing FDI into South Africa over the last 22 years post-1994. South Africa’s stock of FDI now accounts for around 42% of GDP. Over the last five years, South Africa accounted for the bulk of new investment projects in Africa with investment arriving from the USA, some member states of the EU and increasingly from China, India and other Asian countries.The country attracted around 24% of all the FDI projects in Africa between 2007 and 2013. In this light, and notwithstanding the challenging global economic conditions, in August 2013 the Global Financial Times Magazine of United Kingdom (UK) voted South Africa overall winner for best investment destination in Africa for 2013 and 2014.The 2014 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Confidence Index ranks South Africa in position 13 among 25 leading economies moving up two places from 2013. South Africa ranks higher than countries such as Switzerland, Sweden and Netherlands. Research by the International Investment Initiative director at the University of Bern’s World Trade Institute, Dr Stephen Gelb, shows that over 130 foreign firms either entered South Africa or expanded their investments during 2013; that is about 2.5 foreign firms per week announced an investment in South Africa. Trade and Investment South Africa, our investment team, has developed an investment pipeline of R60.5-billion of potential investment projects.Certainly, the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill has generated some negative comment. The reality however is that this bill will ensure that all investors domestic and foreign will be treated equally on the basis of the principle of non-discrimination and substantial protection of investor rights, based on the Constitution.South Africa’s overall performance in the World Bank’s 2015 Ease of Doing Business Index dropped from 41st to 43rd this year, at a time of subdued GDP outlook.The report attributes the drop in rankings to South Africa’s poor or limited access to electricity, one of the biggest hurdles to doing business in the country, where it takes on average five procedures and 226 days to get connected to the grid.Despite this, South Africa has improved in a range of indicators:• Starting a business – 64 to 61• Registering Property – 99 to 97• Trading across borders – 106 to 100• Enforcing contracts – 80 to 46• Paying taxes – 24 to 19The improvement in the trading across borders indicator is a critical area that impacts on performance of a range of manufactured and mineral products shipped from South Africa to international markets.South Africa’s fall in the rankings can also be attributed to counter-productive credit policies, namely making access to credit information more difficult by requiring credit bureaus to remove negative credit information from their databases.The results of the 2015 Ease of Doing Business Report suggest that South Africa has some work to do in creating an enabling environment to attract inward flows of investment. The challenges are however not insurmountable and many are already being addressed by the relevant authorities. South Africa’s global competitiveness is our collective responsibility and, in line with the National Development Plan, we need to begin to collectively respond to creating the conditions that improve our competitiveness.According the World Bank, “the 20 economies at the top of the ease of doing business ranking perform well not only on the Doing Business indicators but also in other international data sets capturing dimensions of competitiveness.”As a developing nation, South Africa will be continually confronted with considerable socioeconomic challenges that need to be resolved. However, the development of powerful interventions such as the National Development Plan and the New Growth Path provide broad yet strong blueprints for dealing with these structural issues, and the focus should remain firmly on the implementation of such plans for the good of the country and all its citizens.Government is committed to creating an enabling environment that will facilitate investment, job creation and growth. Appropriately calibrated and enforced regulations provide business with certainty and a stable business environment. Regulations are also essential to reducing the harmful effects of illicit trade in many forms that is not only harmful to workers and consumers but also constitutes unfair competition to South African companies that are law abiding.We must not lose sight of the things we are getting right and government and society need to work in genuine partnership to pursue the country’s current economic vision with conviction and vigour. In the meantime, South Africa needs to continue to send a message to the world that it is still very much open for business.Follow Team South Africa at WEF Davos on @Brand_SA #SAinDavos or @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.last_img read more

Political minefield awaits new Pakistan PM, may end up doing General Musharraf’s bidding

first_imgAlmost six weeks after nationwide elections heralded the resumption of Pakistan’s battered democratic process, the country finally has its 16th prime minister-veteran politician Mir Zafarullah Jamali, candidate of the pro-Musharraf Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) and the first from the country’s most impoverished province of Balochistan. VICTORY PARADE: Jamali has a,Almost six weeks after nationwide elections heralded the resumption of Pakistan’s battered democratic process, the country finally has its 16th prime minister-veteran politician Mir Zafarullah Jamali, candidate of the pro-Musharraf Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) and the first from the country’s most impoverished province of Balochistan. VICTORY PARADE: Jamali has a clean record and the reputation of a maverickA tribal notable, the 58-year-old Jamali’s rotund appearance is no indication of the sports-loving youth who played competition-level hockey and football before picking up the mantle of his family’s illustrious members.He came to the political fore under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and returned to the fold of the Pakistan People’s Par ty (PPP) during Benazir Bhutto’s first stint as prime minister in 1988, becoming Balochistan’s chief minister. This is also where he earned the reputation of a maverick, becoming probably the only leader of a province to resign and dissolve his own legislature.Jamali was a dark horse for the premier’s post, but emerged as a respectable, agreeable choice for his party’s opportunistic parliamentarians (many of whom, three years ago, abandoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the army moved in). With no serious corruption charges against him and a sophisticated liberalism balancing his tribal roots, Jamali is as much of a consensus candidate as the Pakistanis could have envisioned.The vote in the National Assembly on November 21 was a reminder of how fractious the elections have rendered the political scene in Pakistan, and an ominous warning of how fragile the latest democratic rebirth will continue to be. Despite an unprecedented delay in the first session of Parliament, six weeks of coalition-building, cajoling and coercion only managed to get PML(Q)’s candidate the bare minimum majority required. Jamali polled 172 of the 342 votes, just one more than 50 per cent. The PML(Q) – also known as the “king’s party” for its support of General Pervez Musharraf ‘s regime and his continuation in office as president – has only 118 seats in the lower house of Parliament.advertisementThe majority was cobbled together from a disparate grouping of Musharraf sympathisers and cabinet hopefuls – and crucially, 10 members of the PPP (Parliamentarians) who defected last week citing the need for pragmatism. Jamali’s rivals, Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the Islamist alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), and the PPP’s Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, received 86 and 70 votes.It’s still not clear on what issues the coalitions fell through – at stake, certainly, was the coveted prime ministerial office for which the three major parties had bid. Clearly, the role of the military in any future set-up was among the prime causes of discord. Musharraf decreed himself president for five more years irrespective of who came to power in the elections, and also insists on staying at the helm of the army. Contentious too are the reforms and amendments to the Constitution introduced by Musharraf after overthrowing Sharif. The reforms are now considered to be under the protection of the overarching Legal Framework Order (LFO) put in place by the military Government to cover its tracks.KING’S RANSOM: Musharraf sees the new government as his own projectMusharraf and his outgoing ministers insist the LFO is now a part of the Constitution and that the changes were allowed by the Supreme Court judgement which upheld the General’s takeover. The LFO provides sanction for institutional changes like the formation of a National Security Council which would give Pakistan’s armed forces a key role in overseeing the running of the elected government.It also gives legal cover to constitutional changes and laws enacted by Musharraf ‘s Government, including enhanced powers for the president to dismiss elected governments, economic packages and social sector reforms.The PML(Q) and its allies support Musharraf’s ideas in varying degrees; the MMA and the PPPP are vehemently opposed for varying reasons. In the run-up to the elections, the MMA and the PPPP campaigned vociferously against the General’s policies and continuation in power. The PPPP came close to a deal with Musharraf, but his antipathy to Benazir’s return from exile abroad – unencumbered by legal hassles – was the stumbling block. The MMA has rejected what it sees as unbearable US interference in Pakistan since September 11, 2001. The MMA’s strong showing in the polls came as a shock to many Pakistanis, and was an indication that at least a significant minority was getting increasingly restless about Musharraf’s West leanings.For Musharraf, the new Government is a personal project, one he will seek to control according to his own agenda. In a long-winded address to the nation on November 20, Musharraf presented his record to the people and suggested, like many times before, that he would oversee politics like a father who only wants the best for his children. But with a wafer-thin majority in Parliament and forced into horse-trading to get his Government, doubts persist over whether he will succeed in having his way.Jamali may well do Musharraf’s bidding for the most part; his views are similar to the General’s as far as domestic liberalisation and international relations are concerned. In a recent interview, Jamali spoke of the need to normalise relations with India, saying it was desired by all the people in the subcontinent.advertisement”We can’t continue fighting each other. Those days are over, long over,” he said. It remains to be seen, however, whether he brings a fresh approach and, more important, a softening of temperament toward his Indian counterparts who view Musharraf with suspicion.What is, however, cause for concern for Pakistanis as well as foreign observers is the probability that, unable to sway much in terms of the country’s foreign policy and defence imperatives, the Islamist forces now burgeoning in the corridors of power-notably in the provinces of NWFP and Balochistan – will direct their energies toward social issues.Many expect a deterioration in rights of women and minorities and an increasing religious conservatism in education and the media. Zafarullah Jamali may well have been crowned a king but, as one MMA leader put it, it is “a crown of thorns”.last_img read more

Maradona: Messi needs a break

first_imgLionel Messi needs “room to breathe, a break”, says Diego Maradona, with the Barcelona star urged “not to travel anymore” with Argentina.On the back of a disappointing showing at World Cup 2018, a man who skippered his country in Russia is weighing up his options.The 31-year-old has been left out of the Albiceleste’s latest squad and Maradona believes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner should take an extended breather from international duty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I’d give Messi room to breathe, a break,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Ole.“I’d tell him to play in Europe, not to travel anymore and not let them use him.“He doesn’t need to go and play a friendly just because the team wins more often with him in it.”Argentina are entering a new era with or without Messi, with Jorge Sampaoli having left his managerial post.The search is now on for his successor, with several candidates having been mooted.Maradona has suggested that attention should be shifted back to Cesar Menotti, despite the 79-year-old having been out of management for over 10 years.The Albiceleste appear to be looking more towards the younger generation, but top talent such as Diego Simeone and Mauricio Pochettino will not be easy to prise from Atletico Madrid and Tottenham.Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid RomaMaradona said: “If I had to choose, I’d pick ‘Flaco’ Menotti.“Simeone won’t come for a lorry load of cash to get involved with this and Poch is earning a fortune at Tottenham, and he’ll keep doing that. Afterwards there’s no one else.”Part of the problem for Argentine football, according to one of its favourite sons, is that they are not doing enough domestically to prepare themselves for international glory.“We have the cheek to call that a ‘Super League’?” Maradona said.“We don’t have pitches, balls and some teams spend two days travelling by bus. And we call that a ‘Super League’? The nerve of us!”last_img read more