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Indigenous land rights: let not your silence be your demise

first_imgThe recent statement by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs issued against the National Toshaos’ Council (NTC) calls for worry.As expected, political bias is the best and sole argument the Coalition could afford to justify the lack of majority consensus from indigenous leaders and the National Toshaos’ Council regarding its presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) launched into both African land reparation and indigenous land claims.Unfortunately for the Sydney Allicock team, the NTC is a democratically constituted body of almost 200 Amerindian leaders, led by an Executive body of 20, in which majority consensus guides decision-making. Mandated by the Amerindian Act 6-2006, the NTC is tasked with, among other things, guiding Allicock in his policy-making, but always in the greater interest of Amerindians. It is therefore natural that, excluded from the discussions which birthed the said CoI, and considering the context in which the CoI was launched — overtly bypassing protocol and indigenous rights — the NTC should sternly object to its establishment. It is equally comprehensible that the NTC should want no part to play in the establishment of a CoI which defies more than a century’s worth of struggle for Amerindian rights in Guyana.This horrendous accusation by team Allicock, however, comes despite the minister being fully cognizant of the fact that, since 2014, Amerindians continue to benefit from a multi-stakeholder Amerindian Land Titling Project (ALT) funded by LCDS revenues (consequentially exempt from Guyanese tax dollars). ALT was designed to address all land encumbrances, including mining, forestry and lease claims, through active stakeholder engagement and in strict respect for procedures detailed in the AA6-2006. The aforementioned project was launched after 3 years of active consultation with stakeholders. Three years.By its mandate alone, ALT not only annuls this presidential CoI, but also provides much wider scope and transparency for the resolution of Amerindian land claims. What’s more spurious than Allicock trying to legitimize the CoI against the backdrop of an already functional, UN-partnered land titling programme is the fact that, to date, his Government has failed to produce evidence of similar nationwide consultation with Guyana’s First Peoples; that the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Amerindians was obtained by majority consensus.Yet Allicock demands that NTC Chairman, Toshao Joel Fredericks, produce evidence of the Government’s violation of FPIC, without realising that his administration has no proof to justify that a nationwide inclusive decision-making, consultative process was conducted. Unsurprisingly, when questioned by the media 3 days ago, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, indicated that he was unaware of whether the NTC was consulted over the establishment of the CoI and the drafting of its ToR.Harmon then fallaciously defended that Allicock provided ample details to a section of the NTC during a recent confab in the Rupununi, despite a recording of the minutes of that meeting indicating otherwise.Hardly has anyone seen such abusive treatment meted to Amerindians by the Government of Guyana. Allicock’s grotesque efforts to discredit the NTC merely reinforce the plausibility of him being a mere marionette, instrumental in the African land reparations agenda which piggybacks on Amerindian land titling in a desperate attempt to equate its cause to indigenous land rights.In establishing this CoI without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Amerindians and their elected leaders, represented through the body of the NTC, the Coalition has stampeded the indigenous land rights guaranteed and protected inter-alia by the Independence Act Cap 14 S 17, the AA 6-2006 and the UNDRIP. Subsequently, the Coalition is the real instigator of the ethnic tensions it claims have risen from the NTC’s efforts to protect Amerindian land rights, it hinders the formation of a socially cohesive society much necessary for nation-building.Despite the threats and attempts to intimidate and dissuade the NTC from procuring help from international actors, all indigenous organisations and representatives of indigenous peoples must stand tall against this unabashed bullyism. Minister Harmon confirmed that the CoI is a presidential directive, and that the President has absolute power over the issuance of titles.When it comes to Amerindian land rights, any such autocratic comportment by President Granger is a violation of the internationally recognized founding principles of indigenous rights (including Art. 11, 19 and 32 of the UNDRIP).But in modern-day Guyana, no President, especially any who fancies historical revisionism, must be allowed to promulgate party agenda at the detriment of citizens.last_img read more

Fleecing Guyana…

first_img…on sugar workers’ sweatWhen the PNC-led Government arbitrarily shut down four of the seven sugar estates in the country, they knew they were dooming over 7000 workers; their families of at least another 28,000 persons and depressing the surrounding communities, to “nasty, brutish and short” lives.  It was a “condign” lesson to folks dubbed incorrigible supporters of their arch enemy, the PPP.But not satisfied with destroying so many lives, the PNC decided to play Monopoly with the closure. The Special Purpose Unit (SPU) formed to sell off the estates, floated a $30 billion bond – that’s US$150 million. The Opposition Leader was quite scathing in inquiring what could be done in such a short time span of five years. He pointed out the inanity of going to the securities market for a five-year bond since interest (at the agreed 4.75 per cent) of $132 million would have to be paid every year and the whole principal be repaid at the end of the five years!! Where would they get the money from in such a short time?In a huff, the SPU announced its “plans” for the money: The GY$30 billion would be used to help finance “an ambitious strategic plan to turnaround the fortunes of the Guyana sugar industry. The strategy involved the development of two co-generation facilities, upgrades to the existing sugar factories to produce white sugar, the restructuring of debt, and ongoing training and education for the workers and management of GuySuCo.” Well, duh!! Didn’t that simply confirm the Opposition Leader’s surmise??!! Where’s the “white sugar”, or the Co-gen plants?? The bond syndicate prohibited paying off debt with the money!!Well the first year’s interest was due the end of March and this newspaper had to turn cartwheels to get confirmation that the first $132 million was coughed up to the banks. Finally, it was grudgingly conceded so the question arises as to where they got this from. After all, the SPU had only sold some lots from the managers’ quarters at Wales – but had spent much more that those proceeds to transform the GuySuCo LBI Managers’ Club into a Sandals-like facility to be used for public soirees!! Not to mention they’d spent another hundred million to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to “valuate” the closed estates – which now had to be “upkept”!!After boasting that they had to beat off buyers of the closed estates with a stick, the SPU has been unable to conclude a single sale. Who was going to buy abandoned estates that had reverted to bush??Meanwhile, the SPU charges fired workers $500 to fish in the canals.Maybe that’ll compensate for blowing $132 million in interest??…and intimidating the messengerAnswering a question on breaches of the Procurement Law, the Auditor General evidently said, “I believe it’s more frequent now. There are a lot of sole-sourced contracts and every other day you have some issue with breaches of contractual or Tender Board procedures. Even the recommendations for corrective action, most of them are not being implemented.”Well who told him he could offer an opinion on the subject matter of his constitutionally created organisation??!! The Finance Secretary, who’s part of the Finance Ministry, claimed the PPP committed more breaches and lashed out at the AG, PNC style:“I wish to remind the Auditor General that the Audit Office of Guyana is the Supreme Audit Institution of Guyana, it is clothed in Article 204 of the Constitution and is designed as an independent and professional body in the Government accounting chain and therefore, he is best advised to observe the spirit and letter of the code of ethics and auditing standards of the International Organisation of the Supreme Audit Institutions lest he be seen to be guilty of bias, subjectivity and political influence.”!!…and getting huffyThe Finance Secretary neglected to mention the AG’s complaint that details still aren’t forthcoming from him on more than $600 million extended to the Jubilee Stadium!!last_img read more

Wanyama earns immense praise after derby performance

first_imgThe imposing Kenyan midfielder has been instrumental in the Lilywhites campaign this season, has played in 32 of the 34 Premier League games so far, scoring twice. He could have had a third on Sunday, but he was denied by a superb Peter Cech save.Wanyama received a man of the match commendation from the Daily mail who graded him 8.5 out of 10 while the White Hart Lane faithful praised the 25-year-old’s efforts on the pitch and how much of a role he had played in the victory by not allowing the Arsenal players any time on the ball.“At £9million has there been a better signing this season? An absolute monster.” Daily Mail’s Sammy Mokbel said of the midfielder’s performance.Here are some of the best reactions of Wanyama’s performance on Twitter:Glenn ShelfSideYid @glenn_spursWanyama had a good game today. Him and Dier were everywhere in midfield. Czech had a worldie. Could have been 4.SpursAli @SpursAli@jimflack He delivered on that. Big cheer in the pub when he left the interview abruptly.SpursAli @SpursAli@jimflack Wanyama ridiculous today. Insanely good. Tess will be pleased…!!Eugene McAuley @dynamitemctightVictor Wanyama is now probably my favourite footballermindset @gillgk_singhThought unsung hero’s Davies; Wanyama were excellentHenry David Perot @hyperrealkevinWanyama’s best game in a Spurs shirt today. Proved he can partner with Dier with a more forward thinking performance today #COYS #THFCabraham chila jacobs @mcjtabraVictor wanyama absolute beast… truth is only #cfc and #THFC have been consistent enough to share those top 2 positionsThelonious @TheloniousFilthWanyama more than just a “beast”, MOTM today by a country mile. Game intelligence and composure.inspectahcech @inspectahcech@Mesut1079 I think we need Trippier, Davies & Wanyama.Patró @Mesut1079@inspectahcech Wanyama bossed it today….Spurs county Durham @spursnorthernWhat a signing wanyama has been. Kane and Alli getting the plaudits. But this guy has improved us dramatically. #COYSArran MacPhail @arranmacphailOne of the best wins all season. So happy to be a spurs fan right now. #coys wanyama was a monster today.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama challenges Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey during the North London Derby on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/AgenciesLONDON, United Kingdom, May 1 – Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama received immense praise from friend and foe after his performance on Sunday night during the North London derby against Arsenal which Spurs won 2-0.Delle Ali and Harry Kane netted as Spurs ensured they will finish above their North London rivals for the first time in 22 years, but it was Wanyama’s performance in midfield alongside Eric Dier that drew attention.last_img read more

Asteras Tripolis 1-2 Tottenham: Townsend and Kane strike in laboured win

first_imgTottenham moved one step closer to qualifying from Group C of the Europa League after a 2-1 win against Asteras Tripolis, although it was far from convincing from Mauricio Pochettino’s men.Andros Townsend’s penalty and Harry Kane’s sixth European goal of the campaign gave Spurs a dominant lead at the break.But a lacklustre performance in the second half ensured a difficult night in Greece for Tottenham who benefitted from some wasteful finishing from their opponents.Tasos Tsokanis and Facundo Parra failed to convert from promising positions before Argentine forward Pablo Mazza struck the post with a stunning effort from 20 yards.But Jeronimo Barrales’ late penalty ensured a gripping finish at the Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium after Federico Fazio was sent off for his challenge on the substitute.Despite Tottenham’s early control, the first meaningful chance of the match fell to Mazza but Eric Dier intervened with an excellent recovery tackle.Moments later, Spurs were appealing for a penalty when Ben Davies went down inside the area after an explosive run from the Welshman.The dangerous Mazza was caught in two minds when the ball was played to him 15 yards out from Michel Vorm’s goal, providing neither a telling cross nor a troubling effort.For all their dominance and control of possession, Spurs’ play lacked the required intensity to breach the Asteras defence with the hosts looking dangerous on the counter attack, particularly through the lively Mazza.But Tottenham would be ahead from the penalty spot on 35 minutes after a reckless challenge from Sankare on Townsend. The England winger confidently dispatched the spot kick to the left of Tomas Kosicky.The visitors improved after the opening goal and soon took control seven minutes later through Kane, after the 21-year-old produced a clinical header after Townsend’s inviting cross.However, all the good work by Tottenham in the first half was almost undone immediately after the restart. Tsokanis was offered a brilliant opportunity to peg the visitors back, but the striker could only steer the ball wide when in a promising position on the edge of the area.Asteras continued to provide an attacking threat and should have been back in the game on at least two occasions when Parra found himself with space inside the area.The striker did well to shift the ball onto his right foot but he could only clip the post with his effort before firing over from an almost identical position minutes later.However, Spurs almost profited from their best attacking move of the half but Kane’s shot was blocked by Sankare after slick play down the left from Davies and Townsend.The alarm bells were soon ringing for Tottenham as Mazza stunned Vorm with a rasping drive from 20 yards, requiring the post, and Jan Vertonghen, to maintain the two goal advantage.The introduction of Paulinho for Kane gave Tottenham more control in midfield but they had less potency up top with Roberto Soldado operating as a lone striker.And the hosts bagged a deserved goal from the penalty spot after substitute Barrales was brought down by Fazio which was deemed worthy of a straight red card by the referee, but Spurs held on for victory.Tottenham remain second behind Besiktas with the win on eight points but, more importantly, sit four points clear of Asteras in third. 1 Tottenham celebrate in Greece last_img read more

‘Steve McClaren is a top, top manager’, Darren Bent assures Newcastle fans

first_imgDarren Bent insists Newcastle will be getting a “top top manager” in Steve McClaren.The Premier League club are expected to unveil the ex-England boss as Alan Pardew’s permanent replacement later this week.Mapgies fans are hardly excited by the prospect of McClaren taking charge at St James’ Park given he was only recently axed by Derby County.But Bent, who spent a brief spell last season under McClaren on loan at the Championship side, has given him his backing.“Steve McClaren, in my opinion, is a top, top manager,” the striker, who sealed a permanent move to the iPro Stadium on Monday, told talkSPORT.“We know we let ourselves down [at Derby] last season but he was always going to get back to the Premier League. He is that good a manager it really would not surprise me if he was named the new Newcastle boss.”last_img read more

Liverpool blow! Transfer target told he has a future at Real Madrid

first_img1 Denis Cheryshev Liverpool target Denis Cheryshev is likely to remain at Real Madrid this season after new boss Rafael Benitez told the Russian he has a future at the Bernabeu.The 24-year-old Los Blancos youth graduate has struggled to break through into the first-team picture at the Spanish giants, making just one senior appearance since 2012 and spending the last two seasons on loan at Sevilla and Villarreal.Brendan Rodgers is a keen admirer of Cheryshev, but it now looks like Benitez is unwilling to sell the winger to his former club.It has been reported by Spanish newspaper Marca that Madrid want to keep hold of the Russian international as cover for Cristiano Ronaldo.Liverpool are on the hunt for another wide man following Raheem Sterling’s departure to Manchester City.last_img read more

Lending a little help

first_img“I think it’s really cool,” third-grade student Jacob Schauerman said. He believes the extra reading has helped improve his skills in Open Court Reading, the school’s language arts program where students read literature from various genres. He also appreciates the library’s selection of reading material. “I like that they have a lot of good books,” he said. The Wonder of Reading program provides the initial funds for restocking the library with new books, but after that the school is responsible for fundraising and book purchases, librarian Laurie Pisano said. The Wonder of Reading was established in 1994 and helps schools build new libraries through its 3R Program to “Renovate, Restock and Read.” By the end of this year, the group will have renovated 187 libraries in the Los Angeles Unified School District and seven other districts, provided more than $2million worth of new books, trained 5,000 volunteers and assisted 300,000 students. The volunteers, who are also called reading partners, are required to attend a three-hour training session, where they learn about comprehension, vocabulary and other strategies before they work with students. Volunteers then read with students once a week or once every other week during school hours for a six-month period. In most of San Pedro’s elementary schools, the student-volunteer ratio is one-to-one. However, many students are stuck on a waiting list and can’t participate in the program because of the lack of volunteers. At Fifteenth Street Elementary, librarian Suzanne Diaz has 14 volunteers and 16 participants enrolled in the program, but needs readers for 20 students currently on the waiting list. Librarian Ashley Bose is faced with a similar situation at Barton Hill Elementary, where she has 16 volunteers and 20 students. “We have a lot of loyal volunteers who return year after year,” she said. But she still needs more reading partners to work with the 50 students on her waiting list. To fill the gap in reading partners, Saaty tried to recruit local high school students, but found that they weren’t available during regular school hours. She said that most of the current volunteers are adults from the local community and that more are desperately needed. Evelyn Packer, the librarian at Seventh Street Elementary, believes that people need to see the program for themselves to understand the benefits students gain from it. “If people would dabble in it a little, they would see that they would like it,” she said. Justina.Ly@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Justina Ly STAFF WRITER The library at Taper Avenue Elementary School rarely gets a quiet moment. Students in Miss Cornell’s second-grade class bustle in eager to read, and their excitement permeates the room. Some students grab their books and settle on the three-step staircase that dominates a corner of the room, while others slowly browse the book-filled shelves that line the walls. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The school’s spacious and student-friendly library was created in 2002 with the Wonder of Reading, a nonprofit organization that renovates libraries, provides new books and recruits volunteers to read with struggling students in grades 2 to 5. Taper Avenue is just one of eight San Pedro elementary schools that have successfully created new libraries under the program. But parents and teachers say many students at area elementary schools are still waiting to take advantage of the reading program because they are short on volunteers. “Most volunteers take on more than one student,” said Christine Saaty, a parent and coordinator of the program at Taper Avenue. “It’s not an ideal situation, but sometimes we double up.” Taper Avenue currently has 15 volunteers and 50 students enrolled in its Wonder of Reading program, and 25 students on the waiting list. Students are selected for the program based on such factors as teacher recommendations, low test scores, a need to improve their speech and phonics skills or a low interest in reading. last_img read more

THE COMPLETE PARENTSTOP GUIDE TO BEATING CHRISTMAS STRESS!

first_imgBY PATRICIA LEE, PARENTSTOP: Holiday time together as a family can lead to all sorts of drama – lost tempers, slammed doors, high pitched arguments, super sulks and grumbles.But we are not talking about your teenagers. Most of us – parents, grandparents AND the younger generation – are guilty of losing our patience or temper with family members during the festive season.Parentstop, a free and confidential parent support service in Donegal, has the following tips for communicating without fighting with family members: -Be respectful: Ask all family members to respect each other and avoid speaking aggressively or in a way that is hurtful to others. If you have different beliefs or values, try to accept these differences.-Listen: You don’t need to agree with other people’s opinion but do listen to them. Don’t show boredom when someone talks on a topic that isn’t of interest to you. Be patient, especially with older family members and younger children.-Share: Christmas is about sharing and spending time together as a family. Don’t assume that you can have everything you want but do be clear about what is important to you.-Open up: When discussing important issues, try to make your point clearly. Explain how you feel and why. Don’t expect others to know what is important to you if you don’t say it. -Choose your moment: Think carefully about when it is best to discuss a difference of opinion or sensitive subject. Avoid doing so in front of others, or when either person has taken alcohol or is feeling stressed or tired.-Walk away: If another family member speaks to you in a hurtful or unfair manner, walk away rather than resorting to a fight. However, if someone is abusive (emotionally, physically or sexually) there is support available: contact the Donegal Domestic Violence Service helpline 24 hours a day, on 1800-262677.Speaking about good family communications, Parentstop Manager, Patricia Lee, added: “This can be a very stressful time for all members of the family trying to get things done at the last minute and then being all together over the Christmas week. If at all possible get everyone out into the fresh air at least once a day – it will burn off all kinds of energy! Try to avoid heat of the moment disagreements and if you see one starting take a deep breath and walk away to cool down and consider a compromise where possible.”Parentstop is a free and confidential parent support service in Co. Donegal. Parentstop is here to help with any parenting challenges you are facing. If you want to ask a question, talk to someone in confidence, or see if you’re on the right track, then Parentstop is here to support you. There are no long waiting lists and the Parentstop team is available to talk to you once you make an appointment. With services in Donegal Town, Letterkenny and around Inishowen, one of our Parents Support Officers will meet you, listen to you and give you support and advice. Whatever your concern – let’s get it sorted together.If you have family concerns and would like to speak to someone from Parentstop please phone: 074-9177249 for Letterkenny and surrounds074 9373493 for Inishowen areas086-8494038 for Donegal Town and surroundsParentstop is closed from Friday December 21st to January 7th 2013, however a call back can be arranged over this period if you leave a message. In addition parents are reminded about the national parent’s helpline Parentline on 1890927277. THE COMPLETE PARENTSTOP GUIDE TO BEATING CHRISTMAS STRESS! was last modified: December 25th, 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)Tags:THE COMPLETE PARENTSTOP GUIDE TO BEATING CHRISTMAS STRESS!last_img read more

If it meant winning more trophies I would consider leaving Leicester – Vardy

first_img1 Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy believes he has been proven right to turn down Arsenal but would still consider leaving Leicester if it meant winning more major trophies.Vardy rejected a move to north London after clinching the Premier League title last year and says Leicester’s Champions League adventure, coupled with the Gunners’ struggles, have since vindicated his choice to stay.Chelsea, however, were among a number of clubs interested in Vardy during the transfer window just gone and the 30-year-old admits he might act differently if another big offer arrived.“I want to win as much as possible, I don’t want to only have one Premier League medal in my drawer at home – it would be an empty glass cabinet,” Vardy said.“I’m contracted to Leicester and we will see how high we can go. In the future, who knows?”Vardy added: “Just because I turned down Arsenal, that was my choice, but if another offer came in it would be the same in that I would look at it and work out the pros and cons.“But no, turning down Arsenal doesn’t mean I wouldn’t look at another offer.”Vardy said he was also eager to play in China or America “at some point down the road” but has no regrets about snubbing Arsenal, even if he missed out on an FA Cup winners’ medal as a result.“It wasn’t the Premier League was it? So we’re all right with that I think,” Vardy said. “I’ll never regret anything I’ve chosen to do.”He added with a smile: “I’m a bit of a psychic, I could see the little downfall they are on now.“They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years until last year. That was something to think about.“Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico (Madrid) we could have gone even further.“But there were all sorts (of reasons). Football was the main thing but moving the family when I’d just bought a house would have been a laugh – not.”Vardy scored twice as Leicester lost 4-3 to Arsenal on the opening day and is now focusing on Saturday’s game against Chelsea, as well as a swift reunion with Danny Drinkwater.Drinkwater joined the Blues for £35million on deadline day but Vardy is not worried about the service drying up.“There’s other players,” Vardy said. “Matty James used to do it in the Championship and he’s back now (from a loan at Barnsley). I’m sure he can take Drinky’s place. It’ll be fine.”Off the pitch, Vardy is leading his V9 Academy, a scheme aimed at giving non-league talents another chance at making it in the professional game.Four of Vardy’s recruits have so far been given deals including Danny Newton, who has scored three goals in five games for Stevenage, and Blair Turgott, who was released by West Ham after representing England’s youth teams with Raheem Sterling and Nathaniel Chalobah. Turgott also signed for Sky Bet League Two Boro.After Premier League clubs spent well over £1billion this summer, however, the chance of another Vardy emerging appears increasingly remote.“The talent is there,” Vardy said. “But with clubs now it’s all about instant success. They want it here and now.“They’re not willing to wait for maybe a Danny Newton. He’s gone to Stevenage but who knows, next year it might be another jump for him?”last_img read more

Paul Clement sacked by Reading after nine months in charge

first_img MONEY REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Clement’s work with Ancelotti was widely lauded REVEALED Club statement: Royals part company with Paul Clement #ReadingFC— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 6, 2018The former Swansea and Derby manager secured Reading’s second division status at the end of 2017/18, but he guided the Royals to just five wins in their first 22 matches of the current campaign.And Mr Yongge Dai and Ms Xiu Li Dai, the Reading owners, have decided to act with the club 21st in the Championship table – only outside the bottom three on goal difference. RANKED ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow REPLY Paul Clement has been sacked by Reading, the Championship club have confirmed.Clement, 46, had only been in charge since March having succeeded Jaap Stam at the Madejski Stadium on a three-year contract. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? A club statement read: “We would like to thank Paul for his hard work during his time as manager of Reading Football Club and we wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours.“CEO Nigel Howe will now seek to swiftly identify and appoint a new manager who will fit the Reading mould, build a team which can deliver performances and results that will help us climb the Championship table and lead the club towards promotion in the future.“The club will make no additional comment at this time but will provide further updates as soon as possible.”Clement, who began his career coaching with Chelsea and Fulham, before being appointed to a senior assistant role at Stamford Bridge in 2009.He moved on to Blackburn two years later, before reuniting with Carlo Ancelotti – his former Chelsea boss – at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining no dice 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 1 Clement accepted his first management role in 2015 with Derby, but he was sacked eight months later despite the club sitting second in the Championship table.He went back to working under Ancelotti for the fourth time – on this occasion with Bayern Munich – before being named Swansea manager in January 2017.The 46-year-old kept the Swans in the Premier League in 2017/18, but he was sacked four months into the following campaign after a poor start to the season.Soon after he was appointed Reading manager, but again Clement has been dismissed from his position less than a year after being appointed.last_img read more