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Truce between United and Raiola to discuss Pogba’s future

first_imgPaul Pogba has shown interest in leaving Old Trafford since last summer and Raiola has been looking for a way out for the player. In recent months, a war of declarations has erupted between Raiola and Manchester United. At the end of 2019, Raiola said United is a ‘problem’ for Pogba and insisted that he would not bring any of the players he represents closer to signing for the ‘red devils’. In fact, in January coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that United was withdrawing from the race to sign Erling Haaland due to his agent Raiola. In February, Solskjaer hinted that Pogba is likely to leave United if the team does not qualify for the Champions League. And the United coach was fed up with Raiola’s comments and said: “Paul is our player and not Mino’s.” To which the agent replied: “Paul is not mine and certainly not the property of Solskjaer. Paul is Paul Pogba. You can no longer own a human being for a long time in the UK or anywhere else. “In the war of decks Roy Keane and Gary Neville got involved, Raiola backed down, until Neville himself called him “leech”, to which Raiola responded saying to the former United player that he could “go to hell”.Woodward appears to be more open to discussing Pogba’s future again, but won’t let him go for less than € 120m.. Pogba has only played seven Premier League games this season: He’s been out due to an ankle injury. Manchester United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward has spoken to Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola again in an attempt to ease recent tensions and resolve the future of the French midfielder.. According to ‘The Mirror’, Woodward has reopened the talks as a kind of peace offer and a way to prevent the agent from making public attacks on the club. Even Pogba has also encouraged the resumption of dialogue, as he asked Raiola to “be less conflictive” in his comments.last_img read more

Raptors, Spurs can both claim trade victory

first_imgThing is, they’re both right.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) takes the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)The early returns are in, and we now have a winner from the summer blockbuster trade between San Antonio and Toronto.Both sides look victorious.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college So DeRozan is taking up the slack.“He’s a competitor,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.This could have gone bad for both clubs. If Leonard wasn’t healthy or wasn’t back to at least close to his former self, Masai Ujiri would be hearing it in Toronto. If DeRozan hadn’t snapped out of his post-trade funk — he acknowledged that he wasn’t happy how things went down, though never badmouthed the Spurs organization — then San Antonio would have been in a very unfamiliar place.Thing is, this deal was destined to work from a personality sense.The Spurs love guys who talk on the floor and say very little off the court — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, David Robinson, Tony Parker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Popovich, even Leonard. DeRozan didn’t exactly need training on that front; he’s always leaned toward the quiet side.Leonard hasn’t gone loquacious now that he’s in Toronto, but he brings something they needed — besides super-elite talent on the court. The Raptors have long embraced the ‘nobody respects us’ approach, bristling over the years about things as silly as Chris Bosh saying the city didn’t have great cable TV and media members complaining about how bitterly cold it was there for All-Star weekend in 2016.This season for the Raptors is about winning, and winning over Leonard. They need him to stay and not depart as a free agent for this to truly have worked out. This is their chance, once and for all, to prove that top players will think about going to Toronto instead of escaping Toronto.“The narrative of not wanting to come to this city is gone. I think that’s old, and we should move past that,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said last month. “Believe in this city. Believe in yourselves. First of all, here in Toronto, we have to believe in ourselves, right?”It was his belief that made the trade happen.And you can be certain the Spurs and Raptors both believe they got the better of the deal at this point. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments The bigger risk was taken by Toronto, who gave up an All-Star in DeRozan for a former (and now probably current) MVP candidate in Leonard who missed almost the entirety of last season with a leg injury that turned into one of the NBA’s top mysteries of 2017-18. Leonard got a game off for maintenance last week, and his Spurs and Raptors teammate Danny Green — part of the trade as well — says he’s still going to get better.“He’s still not back to where he normally is, but he’s getting glimpses of it,” Green said. “He’s starting to get back to himself, get into his rhythm. And you know, he usually doesn’t miss many shots.”Green said it might not be until December that Leonard is back to his old form.That must be a terrifying sentiment to opponents. Leonard is shooting 46 percent, or only about 3.5 percent down from what he did during his tenure in San Antonio.DeRozan is shooting 44 percent, basically right in line with his numbers from Toronto. Granted, again, it’s early, but his scoring numbers are way up so far — and so are his assists, which is particularly vital to the Spurs since they lost two point guards before the season started with injuries. Dejounte Murray will not play this season because of a torn ACL, and Derrick White has heel pain that still has him sidelined.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Sometimes, trades really can benefit all parties involved — and this already looks to be one of those. Kawhi Leonard looks healthy again and has been fantastic in his first three games with the unbeaten Raptors (4-0), averaging 25.7 points and 9 rebounds per game. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 29.3 points and 9 assists for the Spurs, with a career-high 14 of those assists coming in Monday’s overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers.Remember all those questions over the summer? Will Leonard like Toronto? Will DeRozan embrace the Spurs?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAsked and answered — so far.There’s still virtually an entire season left to play, but neither Leonard nor DeRozan is showing any sign of unhappiness right now. And that’s why both teams — for now, at least — can say the trade was a very good idea. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Ebola Spread Attributed to Poor Health Facilities, Bad Sanitation Management

first_imgAlthough the U.S. Government is conscious of the current Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and willing to help to contain it, President Barack Obama has attributed the rapid spread of the disease to lack of improved health facilities in the affected countries.Making the observation recently in Washington, DC at a press conference following the U.S-Africa Summit, President Obama intoned that Ebola now and of the past can b controlled when there is a strong public health infrastructure in place.“Well, I think we’ve got to let the science guide us.  And I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful.  What we do know is that the Ebola virus, both currently and in the past, is controllable if you have a strong public health infrastructure in place.”He said because health facilities in these countries are overwhelmed that cases of the disease were not identified and isolated, it (disease) is rapidly spreading and killing people.“And the countries that have been affected are the first to admit that what’s happened here is that their public health systems have been overwhelmed.  They weren’t able to identify and then isolate cases quickly enough.  You did not have a strong trust relationship between some of the communities that were affected and public health workers.  As a consequence, it spread more rapidly than has been typical with the periodic Ebola outbreaks that have occurred previously.”Addressing Journalists following a question about whether U.S may help to provide some medication if medicine used to treat those Americans flown to USA works, President Obama cautioned that the disease is not airborne and can be controlled and contained if the right protocols are followed.“But despite obviously the extraordinary pain and hardship of the families and persons who’ve been affected, and despite the fact that we have to take this very seriously, it is important to remind ourselves this is not an airborne disease; this is one that can be controlled and contained very effectively if we use the right protocols.”However, the President assured that the U.S. Government was working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and European partners to help address the worsening Ebola crisis in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.“So what we’ve done is to make sure that we’re surging not just U.S. resources, but we’ve reached out to European partners and partners from other countries, working with the WHO.  Let’s get all the health workers that we need on the ground.  Let’s help to bolster the systems that they already have in place. Let’s nip as early as possible any additional outbreaks of the disease.  And then during the course of that process, I think it’s entirely appropriate for us to see if there are additional drugs or medical treatments that can improve the survivability of what is a very deadly and obviously brutal disease.”The President also indicated that U.S. is focusing on the public health approach and will seek information about what they are learning with respect to the drugs scientists are studying to use as medication for Ebola. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

American investment firm confirms interest in buying Tottenham

first_imgAmerican investment firm Cain Hoy is considering a bid to buy Tottenham.The Premier League club distanced themselves from speculation on Thursday that suggested current owner Joe Lewis was willing to listen to offers of £1billion.But Cain Hoy has now released a statement announcing it is in the early stages of preparing a potential cash offer for the north London club.The company has until October 10 to indicate whether it will make a formal offer or indicate that its interest in Spurs is at an end. Cain Hoy also confirmed that its statement had been made without the consent of Tottenham.Although the news from Cain Hoy – a private investment company focusing on global real estate, retail, media and entertainment – suggests there are potential suitors should Lewis change his mind.In confirming their interest, Cain Hoy’s statement read: “Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC notes the recent speculation in relation to a potential approach to Tottenham Hotspur Limited.“Cain Hoy confirms that it is at the preliminary stages of assessing a cash offer for Tottenham Hotspur. Cain Hoy’s considerations are at an early stage, and there can be no certainty that any offer will ultimately be made or at what price any offer might be made.“In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, Cain Hoy must, by not later than 5.00 p.m. on 10 October 2014, either announce a firm intention to make an offer for Tottenham Hotspur in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of the Takeover Panel in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.“This announcement has been made without the consent of Tottenham Hotspur. A further announcement will be made in due course.”Spurs responded shortly afterwards with their own statement, which again stressed there were no takeover talks with any prospective buyers – although revealed meetings with Cain Hoy had taken place to discuss unrelated financial matters.“Tottenham Hotspur Limited notes the continuing press reports surrounding a potential takeover and the announcement released by Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC. THFC confirms it is not in takeover discussions with Cain Hoy or any other party,” the club’s statement read.“As stated in yesterday’s announcement regarding the new stadium project, THFC has been in discussions with multiple providers of finance so that the optimum financing package for the project can be achieved and, in the course of those considerations, has met representatives of Cain Hoy. However, there are no ongoing discussions with Cain Hoy.“The club is focused on the new stadium development and the season ahead.”The project for Tottenham’s new stadium hit problems earlier in the week when it was revealed the ground was ‘highly unlikely’ to be ready for Spurs to move in at the start of the 2017/18 season.That means the club would need to find a temporary base for home matches as their own stadium was finished, with the Olympic Stadium, Wembley and stadium:mk all believed to be under consideration. Tottenham’s White Hart Lane ground 1last_img read more

Youthful Knight is shocking foes

first_img “She’s been a big part of our success, and she’s not even a ‘true’ post player,” Henderson said. “She’s very athletic and she’s a very good perimeter shooter, too.” Freshman guard/forward Malika Jackson and junior center Nikki Troncoso have made big impacts, too. Others who have made key contributions include junior guards Nichole Roque and Zanedra Merriweather, sophomore guard Gelenda Loving, and freshman 6-1 center Anttanisha Moton. Post presence: Lancaster coach John Gallen cited his team’s glaring lack of a significant low-post presence as a key factor in his team’s 46-40 loss Friday to Palmdale. Lancaster led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter and had a 10-point halftime lead. The Eagles (12-5, 2-1) will look to adjust to their lack of height when the teams meet again Jan. 27. Gallen said his team likely will have to double-team some of Palmdale’s taller post players, a strategy he acknowledged could be fraught with peril. “The thing is they do have a good perimeter (shooting) game,” Gallen said. “They could really hurt us.” Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Considering third-year school Knight High is fielding its first varsity team, with no seniors, growing pains have been expected. These days, it the Hawks’ opponents that are feeling them. Knight (9-9 overall, 2-1 in Golden League heading into Wednesday) has emerged as the league’s big surprise story. Depending on the outcome of Wednesday’s game between Knight and Highland (7-5, 2-0) the Hawks could find themselves playing for a share of first place in league Friday when they visit Palmdale at 6 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Three-time league champion Palmdale (7-9, 2-0) will be a prohibitive favorite, but that Knight is even in a title race is itself remarkable. “It’s a unique situation,” Knight coach Danny Henderson said. “We’re obviously a very young team, but we don’t want to throw away this season. We’re expecting to make the playoffs.” Crucial to the Hawks’ success has been the emergence of junior forward Jahne Williams, who leads the team averaging 17.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. Williams scored 31 points in a 62-39 victory Friday over defending co-champion Antelope Valley. She scored 30 in a 50-47 victory Dec. 29 over East Anchorage, Alaska, in an Ayala of Chino Hills tournament game. An exceptional all-around athlete, the 5-foot-10 Williams is the defending league shot put champion. last_img read more


first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 24.10.11The Juniors defeated holders MacCumhaills to advance to the semi-finals of this year’s Championship on a score of 3-11 to 0-03. The defence put in another great display to lead the way. Joe McIntyre, Paul McGovern and Gareth “Gazza” Boyle grabbed the goals. They face St. Mary’s, Convoy in the semi-final this Saturday at 4:30pm with the venue to be confirmed.The Minor hurlers were defeated by a strong Dungannon outfit in their Ulster Championship clash. The game will be of enormous benefit to further develop this young team. The Reserves travelled to Dungloe and came away with the points to keep their League title hopes alive, winning a close game by 1-09 to 1-06. The Seniors had no game at the weekend and are free once again this week.The U-13 Boys advanced to the Co. Final after a good win over Ardara in Glenties on Saturday. They take on Naomh Conaill in the final with details to be confirmed.The Sunday Morning Academy has now finished for 2011. The Presentation Night takes place on Tuesday, November 1st in the Mt. Errigal Hotel at 6:30pm. Tickets are €6 and can be paid at the door on the night. This is during the school mid-term break.D’eirigh go maith linn  I scór na nÓg ag an deireadh seachtaine. Fuair muid fríd to dtí  babhta ceannais an chontae sna roinne seo a leanas: Aithriseoireacht: Calista Ní Regain Nuathchleas: Niall Ó hAnnagáin, Ruairí Ó Laifeartaigh agus Eóin MacGaoithín. Tráth na gCeist: Eóin MacGaoithín, Niall Ó hAnnagáin agus Odhran Mac Fhionghaile. Comhghairdeas libh go léir. Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghabháil le club Malainn as an fáilteachais iontach a bhfuair muid. Well done to our young competitors who qualified for the county final of Scór na nÓg following last Friday nights county semi-final in Malin. We were successful in the following sections; Novelty Act, Table Quiz and the Recitation. We would like to thank Malin for their wonderful hospitality on the night.There is a Table Quiz in Arena 7 this Thursday night (Oct. 27th) at 9pm. It is being co-ordinated by the Minor Hurling Board. €5 per head. Please come out and support their efforts.Any teams that want to use the Aura over the winter months (Adults and Juveniles) should contact Paul McGovern asap.The new club website will be up and running in the coming weeks. Look out for more details in the coming weeks. Any members interested in listing their business / service should contact Paul McGovern or Dermot Higgins asap.There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw. They each matched 3 numbers and win €35. The numbers drawn were: 6-16-17-24. C. Crawford c/o Blake’s Bar (Adrian); Barry Meehan, Glendale and Alan O’Connell, Errigal View. Next week’s jackpot is €1,175. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

West Ham in talks to sign Premier League-winning midfielder

first_img2 Toure set to join West Ham – reports Pellegrini and Toure pictured at a Manchester City press conferenceIn 2013/14, Toure won the Premier League whilst playing under Pellegrini and enjoyed an incredible season.In 35 league appearances, he scored 20 goals from midfield and was the driving force as the Citizens pipped Liverpool to the title.Toure joined the club from Barcelona in 2010 in a deal worth £28 million and became an instant hit with fans for his driving runs from midfield and his technical ability.Deadly from set-pieces, the Ivory Coast legend scored the winner against Stoke City in the FA Cup Final in his first season at the club to secure their first piece of silverware in 35 years. 2 West Ham United are in talks with free agent Yaya Toure over a sensational move, according to reports.The former Manchester City man worked with new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini during their time at the Etihad – with both keen on a reunion.According to the Daily Mail, talks are already underway between Toure and the Londoners about the possibility of a move.Although the 35-year-old was earning close to £220,000-a-week in Manchester, the fact he would have to take a pay cut does not seem to have stalled talks.Dimitri Seluk, Toure’s agent, revealed earlier in the week his client would be remaining in the Premier League after his release.He also made the incredible claim a top six side could pay as little as £1-a-week for his services.Speaking to Sport 24, Selyuk said: “Yaya has many offers from different countries, where they are ready to pay a lot of money, but we decided to dedicate the next season to Guardiola. And to prove and show the fans of Manchester City that Yaya has not finished with football.“He is full of energy and wants to play this season in England.“At a time when huge sums are being spent in England for the purchase of football players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move as a free agent to any English club of the top six with a salary of one-pound-a-week, but with a bonus system based on certain successes.”last_img read more

Conor Hourihane free-kick sees Villa grab late point at Blackburn

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Tempers flared soon after when John McGinn tumbled in the box, only to receive nothing, leaving the Villa bench incredulous.Abraham forced David Raya into a save just before the break and the Spanish goalkeeper thwarted the Villa forward again early in the second half after the 20-year-old skipped past a challenge to make space 18 yards out.The striker grew into the game and saw a sharp near-post header drift just wide as the visitors upped their threat.Villa captain James Chester had an even better chance in the 57th minute when a corner came to him in the centre of the area but he missed the target under pressure.The visitors should have taken the lead in the 70th minute when Abraham and Jonathan Kodjia played a neat one-two, giving the former a clear sight at goal but he lashed wide of he target.And Rovers made Villa pay for their profligacy 14 minutes from time with a moment of real quality. Mulgrew’s cross caused panic in the visitors’ box and Danny Graham’s shot was turned home by a sumptuous Dack flick – his fifth goal of the season. 2 Latest Championship News Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Bruce reacted by bringing Hourihane and new signing Yannick Bolasie off the bench, and Hourihane snatched a point with a left-footed free-kick which curled past the helpless Raya and into the left corner. REPLY goalless GREAT NEWS EFL result Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place stalemate 2 Steve Bruce’s side are twelfth in the Championship Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship A stoppage-time equaliser from substitute Conor Hourihane earned Aston Villa a dramatic 1-1 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.Bradley Dack’s elegant 76th-minute flick looked to have settled proceedings on his 50th appearance for the club, but Villa got their rewards in the third minute of added time through Hourihane’s precise free-kick from 25 yards. impact ROUND-UP Dack’s goal had seemingly given Rovers all three points It was just about the right result, despite a contentious offside decision ruling out a first-half Dack header. But Villa would have been aggrieved after a strong second half, in which on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham ought to have netted.Although scant consolation, the result means Rovers have now gone a full year without losing at home in the league.For Villa, the draw means they avoid losing three straight games.Dack was the only change from the Bristol City defeat, while Steve Bruce made three changes, including a first start for Abraham.Villa started brightly but it was the hosts who carved out the first clear chance when Charlie Mulgrew’s cross was met by Darragh Lenihan six yards out but Orjan Nyland produced a fine save, diverting the ball away with his foot.The hosts thought they had taken the lead in the 27th minute through Dack’s thumping header from another outstanding Mulgrew cross, but it was ruled offside, in what was a marginal decision.last_img read more


first_imgA YOUTH group in Buncrana is celebrating today – after a judge ordered plasma TVs and computer games seized in a garda raid should be given to them.The application to give them to the Plasma Drop-In Centre was made by barrister Patricia McLaughlin on behalf of the State after a Ballybofey man was convicted of possession of stolen property in a creeper burglar case.Eddie Crerand, 29, was jailed for three years after the proceeds of up to nine burglaries were found in a caravan he was renting in Clonmany. But a garda told the court that officers who raided the caravan found more valuable goods which had not been taken in those nine raids.Efforts to trace owners had proved fruitless and Ms McLaughlin applied for them to be donated to charity.The items included Playstation games and equipment, TVs and ipods.Judge John O’Hagan, pictured, granted the request.Court report here:© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on FOR YOUTH PROJECT AS JUDGE ORDERS CRIME GOODS HANDOVER was last modified: February 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Katrina’s latest blow

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (AP) – Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday the city is laying off as many as 3,000 employees – or about half its workforce – because of the financial damage inflicted on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Nagin announced with “great sadness” that he had been unable to find the money to keep the workers on the payroll. He said only non-essential workers will be laid off and that no firefighters or police will be among those let go. “I wish I didn’t have to do this. I wish we had the money, the resources to keep these people,” Nagin said. “The problem we have is we have no revenue streams.” Nagin described the layoffs as “pretty permanent” and said that the city will work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to notify municipal employees who fled the city in the aftermath of Katrina, which struck about a month ago. The mayor said the move will save about $5 million to $8 million of the city’s monthly payroll of $20 million. The layoffs will take place over the next two weeks. “We talked to local banks and other financial institutions and we are just not able to put together the financing necessary to continue to maintain City Hall’s staffing at its current levels,” the mayor said. Meanwhile, former President Clinton met with dozens of New Orleans-area evacuees staying at a shelter in Baton Rouge’s convention center. And officials ended their door-to-door sweep for corpses in Louisiana with the death toll Tuesday at 972 – far fewer than the 10,000 the mayor had feared at one point. Mississippi’s Katrina death toll was 221. A company hired by the state to remove bodies will remain on call if any others are found. Clinton, working with former President Bush to raise money for victims, shook hands and chatted with the evacuees, some of whom have been sleeping on cots in the Rivercenter’s vast concrete hall for more than a month and complained of lack of showers, clean clothes, privacy and medical care. “My concern is to listen to you … and learn the best way to spend this money we’ve got,” Clinton said. Robert Warner, 51, of New Orleans said he and others have struggled to get private housing set up through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “We’ve been mired in the bureaucratic red tape since Day One,” he said. Clinton later was driven through New Orleans’ heavily damaged lower Ninth Ward, where houses were caved in or pushed off their foundations. “I saw things I’d never thought I’d see,” Clinton said later before a meeting with residents of the largely untouched Algiers neighborhood. Clinton told people at an Algiers high school that state officials are committed to creating a comprehensive plan to help Louisiana residents. “We’ve got a much better chance of giving people a fair shake in the long-term than we did in the short-term,” he said. Associated Press writers Amy Forliti in New Orleans and Doug Simpson in Baton Rouge contributed to this report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more