Taking the plunge

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Spurs set for new signings

first_img “No worries about that and the people won’t worry about the team because we have a lot of good players that can play like a striker. “We need to be (more) solid than last season because we scored a lot of goals but the problem was we conceded a lot of goals. If we are more solid maybe we can reduce the gap with the top four.” Pochettino continues to be linked with transfers for Stuttgart’s Timo Werner, QPR forward Charlie Austin and West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The latter would likely cost in the region of £20million and represent a transfer policy Spurs have avoided since their disappointing summer in 2013, when the world-record £86million received from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid was largely squandered. Sporting director Franco Baldini’s reputation has suffered as a consequence but while Pochettino dismissed reports that the Italian is to leave the club, he also said that Spurs’ ability to develop talents like Kane prevents them from needing to spend as they did in 2013, as their rivals – including Liverpool, who paid £32.5million for Christian Benteke – continue to do. “Maybe Liverpool tried to find their Harry Kane but we have Harry Kane,” he said. “The people is very happy that our striker is Harry Kane. If you want to find players to compete with or improve Harry Kane it’s not easy. “My vision is (it’s) better to sign a player from England but it’s true that the market in England is crazy, it’s not easy. It’s better to bring some players from England but it’s not easy, maybe you need to bring some players from Europe. “(Baldini’s not leaving), nothing changed from the last season. Nothing’s changed.” Spurs have signed three defenders in Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer so far this summer, but with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both expected to leave the club, Harry Kane is at risk of becoming their sole senior striker. “We have our target, I think in the next few days maybe something (will) happen,” said Pochettino, ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Manchester United in the opening fixture of the new Barclays Premier League season. Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will announce a new signing in the next few days. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Senior Living: longest day fundraiser

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month, so the Alpena Senior Center has created a unique fundraiser to help those battling the disease.The center wants to paint the town purple with rocks on June 21st. The 21st is the longest day of the year, so folks will be able to paint rocks the color of the forget–me–not flower, a symbol of the disease. Tracy Niedzwiecki works at the senior center and knows how important these fundraisers for those battling the diseases.“I personally have lost a grandmother who has had Alzheimer’s, a great grandmother, and right now in my own family, I have an aunt that suffers from Alzheimer’s so, it’s very important to me to bring awareness,” said Niedzwiecki.Once all of the rocks have been painted, the rocks will be scatted throughout the community. If you find a rock, you can bring back to the center for a small prize. Donations support the Alzheimer’s Awareness Foundation and the senior center’s early onset Alzheimer’s group. Donation suggestions are $5.There will also be a bake sale on the 21st. For more information, contact the Alpena Senior Citizen Center.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Senior Center, Alpena Senior Citizen Center, Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Awareness Foundation, Brain, Forget-Me-Not Flowers, FundraiserContinue ReadingPrevious Peters introduces legislation to crack down on Chinese fentanylNext Photo of the Day for Thursday, June 6last_img read more