Norwich’s Godfrey signs fresh four-year deal

first_imgNorwich City defender Ben Godfrey has ended speculation over a potential move to Manchester United after penning a new contract extension with the Canaries.The 21-year-old, who played a key role in their succesful Championship-winning campaign in 2018-19, had been linked with the Red Devils and Tottenham in recent weeks following promotion to the Premier League.Daniel Farke’s side however have tied down the York City academy product for the forseeable future with a fresh deal that takes him through until the end of the 2022-23 season, with the option of an additional year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With 42 senior appearances since joining from the Minstermen in 2016, Godfrey has established himself as an exciting prospect and, speaking to Norwich’s official website, expressed his satisfaction at tying down a long-term contract in Norfolk.“I’m delighted to commit my future to such a great club with ambitions and goals similar to mine in terms of staying at the highest level and I’m looking forward to next season,” he stated.“There’s only so long you can go without a ball at your feet before you get a little bit bored. I miss the boys, I miss training everyday and I miss the atmosphere around the training ground.”I’m now looking forward to getting back to working hard.”With new terms secured, Godfrey will be expected to feature across City’s pre-season campaign, with a behind closed doors game against Brentford and a trip to Kelinworth Road to face Luton on the agenda.The Canaries then host visits from Champions League contenders Atalanta and Ligue 1 side Toulouse ahead of their Premier League opening day clash with Liverpool.Regardig his potential upcoming clash with the Reds, Godfrey added: “I think we can all look forward to it. It will be a great atmosphere at Anfield and it’s a team that I dreamt of playing against as a young boy.”We’re all looking forward to it and we’ll give it 110 percent and hopefully come away with some points.”Norwich are currently in the process of assembling their squad as they look to, at the very least, preserve top flight status in their first year back in the Premier League.The’ve made a raft of signings so far, with Daniel Adshead, Archie Mair and Josip Drmic all having arrived at Carrow Road.last_img read more

Strides Made Under Centralisation of Legal Services Project

Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says significant strides have been made under the Centralisation of Legal Services Project. The initiative, launched in April 2018, is geared towards improving the quality of legal services across the public sector. Making her contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25, Mrs. Malahoo Forte said that the core project team, headed by Kayla Mills, is now in place and is working to ensure that the objectives are achieved and that key stakeholders are consulted and remain engaged. Story Highlights Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says significant strides have been made under the Centralisation of Legal Services Project.The initiative, launched in April 2018, is geared towards improving the quality of legal services across the public sector.Making her contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25, Mrs. Malahoo Forte said that the core project team, headed by Kayla Mills, is now in place and is working to ensure that the objectives are achieved and that key stakeholders are consulted and remain engaged.“A transition period was introduced on April 1, 2019 with the Chambers being designated Headquarters (HQ) and given administrative oversight for Legal Service Units (LSUs) in ministries. LSUs are now submitting monthly reports to HQ and meetings involving HQ and LSUs have increased,” she said.She noted that training in technical core competencies for legal officers began in September 2018, and to date, more than 15 training interventions focused on building capacity in key areas of law have been held.These include legislative process, basic elements of public law, preparation of legislative Cabinet submissions and drafting instructions, and processing of personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims.Mrs. Malahoo Forte said divisions of the Chambers have provided support in the implementation process by conducting training on various areas of the law, procedures and practices of the Government for members of LSUs as well as policy officers of ministries, departments and agencies.She noted that the training has been supported by the creation of a Legal Practice Handbook and expansion of the online law research facility to HQ and LSUs.“The transformation of business processes is happening alongside improvements in the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. Microsoft Office 365 has been rolled out in HQ as well as LSUs; we have upgraded our Wi-Fi and expanded bandwidth and are purchasing several new pieces of equipment,” she added.Mrs. Malahoo Forte expressed gratitude to the World Bank, which, along with the Finance and Public Service Ministry, has ensured funding for the modernisation initiatives.Cabinet, in 2017, approved recommendations outlined in a framework proposal for the centralisation of legal services to the Government under the Attorney General’s Department.The plan places the Department as the hub, which will include the onboarding of managers, legal officers and some employees of government ministries, who will report to the Solicitor General.Oversight of legal officers located within ministries will also be provided by the Attorney General’s Department. read more

Ariana Grande arrives in UK ready for Manchester One Love concert

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She is getting ready for the tribute concert She is getting ready for the tribute concertCredit: Flynet Pictures For those who weren’t able to get their hands on tickets, the concert will be broadcast live on BBC One on Sunday night from 6.55pm to 10pm, and on BBC Radio and Capitol Radio networks.In a sign of solidarity to the concert, ITV yesterday announced it was bumping the finale of Britain’s Got Talent to Saturday night, rather than the previously-scheduled Sunday. Ariana Grande has been seen returning to the UK just over a week after the terror attack which caused tragedy after her Manchester concert.She has come back for the One Love show, held to raise money for the families of the victims of the attack.The singer was spotted at Stansted airport ahead of the tribute gig.center_img The tickets, worth £40 each, sold out in less than 20 minutes on Thursday, June 1 as the Ticketmaster website struggled under the weight of massive demand. Singer Perry, who paid tribute to the victims during her performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend on Saturday, shared the announcement with her Twitter followers, saying: “The music community stands together with love and in solidarity. I am humbled to be a part of this show.”The gig was apparently the idea of Ariana Grande, who wanted to do something to give back to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack. The all-star benefit gig, which is taking place at Mancester’s Old Trafford cricket ground, will see some of the biggest names in music unite to raise money for the victims of the attack and their families.Acts performing at the event include Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Robbie Williams, Katy Perry, Niall Horan, The Black Eyed Peas, Pharrell Williams Take That and Little Mix.last_img read more