The MMP Foundation for Excellence continues to make tangible donations to organisation as part of its social mandate.The Foundation through its founder, Mohabir M Persaud, has donated two electronic tables to the New Amsterdam Special Needs School as prizes for the institution’s pageant.Treasure of the MMP Foundation, David Brigbhukan handing over the electronic tablets to a teacher of New Amsterdam Special Needs SchoolThe pageant is slated for Wednesday, March 21 at the school’s auditorium located at Vrymens Erven, New Amsterdam.The pageant will see six boys and six girls competing for the title of Mr and Miss New Amsterdam Special Needs. Presently, the contestants are being trained by beauties out of the “I’m a big Deal Pageant” and the children are all excited.The children participating in the pageant will be introducing themselves by way of sign language. They will also be competing in evening wear among other segments. The pageant is set for 16:00h on Wednesday and the public is encouraged to support.The MMP Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit organisation that was officially launched at the JC Chandisingh Secondary School located in Rose Hall, Corentyne, Berbice where its first scholarship was presented and 10 students were given a certificate of commitment to receive financial assistance for their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.Now the Foundation has extended its assistance to students of Corentyne Comprehensive High, Lower Corentyne Secondary and Port Mourant Secondary. The Foundation is in the process of planning its first major fund-raising activity in the form of a T-20 cricket competition on April 28 at the Albion Community Centre Ground.
Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Tottenham are ‘not optimistic’ about Dele Alli’s hamstring injury as the club’s injury crisis deepens.The Spurs midfielder limped off during the 2-1 victory over Fulham and it looks extremely unlikely he will be fit to face Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday.That means Spurs could be without Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura and Alli for the Stamford Bridge clash, which they lead 1-0 after the first leg.Pochettino told talkSPORT: “Everyone saw on the pitch that it was his left hamstring and we need to assess in the next few days. REVEALED Latest Football News The midfielder limped off clutching his hamstring 2 RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice REVEALED Tottenham will wait to learn the full extent of Dele Alli’s injury “Of course, we are not too optimistic because it’s a muscle which you need to take care of. But we’ll see.“We hope that it’s not a big issue and he can be with us as soon as possible.” BEST OF huge blow 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Alli equalised for Spurs after they had fallen behind to Fernando Llorente’s own-goal at Craven Cottage.And Spurs snatched a winner right at the death when Harry Winks stooped low to score his first goal of the season. Pochettino believes Winks can become one of the best midfielders in England if he adds more goals to his game.He added: “I think can [score more goals]. It’s just about being calm and having security about your game.“If you have a midfielder with his quality, who plays like he does in possession and without the ball, then you add more goals, I think he’ll become one of the best midfielders in England.”
Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend on racism in Bulgaria vs EnglandThe Bulgarian Football Union has been charged by UEFA for the racist behaviour of their fans, throwing of objects and disruption of a national anthem, as well as showing replays on a giant screen.Bulgaria have been sanctioned for racist behaviour before, and 5,000 seats were closed off against England as punishment for the actions of their supporters in the June Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Kosovo.Mings has confirmed discussions were held at half-time over refusing to go back out for the second half.“We had a conversation regarding did we want to go back out, and everyone made a unified decision to go back out and play,” the Aston Villa defender told talkSPORT.Mings, who was making his England debut, has said he hopes what happened on Monday can be a turning point. Getty Images – Getty 2 2 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:20Loaded: 4.96%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.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 Rate1xFullscreen A spokeswoman for Bulgarian ministry of the interior said: “The operation of Sofia metropolitan police is still ongoing. At this stage four males are detained.“The work is ongoing to establish whether they were involved in this incident. The operation continues during the day.”England players Tyrone Mings, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford were among the players targeted by a section of the home support, who made monkey noises in Sofia.Further shocking scenes captured on TV saw some of the crowd doing Nazi salutes throughout the match, with fans showing complete contempt for UEFA’s anti-racism protocols.Mings made an official complaint to the assistant referee 28 minutes in, with the centre-back saying, ‘hey, did you hear that?’, to the official.Play was stopped for the first time, for six minutes, when Three Lions skipper Harry Kane and boss Gareth Southgate reported the incidents to referee Ivan Bebek and the fourth official and the game was again held up shortly before half-time. Police in Bulgaria have arrested four men in connection with the appalling racist chanting aimed at England players during the Euro 2020 qualifying match on Monday.The game was twice stopped during the first half as part of UEFA’s three-step protocol system to deal with racial abuse, and though the chants were less prevalent in the second half, they could still be heard. Getty Images – Getty Tyrone Mings was one of the players subjected to racist abuse Nazi salutes and racist chanting marred England’s thumping 6-0 win in Bulgaria “It’s happened before but we have protocols in place which helped throughout the game.“I mean it’s difficult; I don’t want to categorise the whole country by saying that its racist, but there were obviously elements of the crowd making those chants.“But the second half was a lot better.“I don’t know if it was a turning point, but hopefully.”