Bassini: I’ve been given £25m by West Ham owner to fund Bolton takeover

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Jim then interrupted to ask whether Bassini would confirm he has bid around £28million for Bolton, with Sullivan’s assistance.“Yes,” he replied.“They are saying, ‘no, we’ve got a preferred bidder’, but we are the better choice because: A, we’re footballing people, and B, financially we’ll stabilise the club.”When asked what Sullivan will get out the deal, Bassini continued: “Me and David are doing quite a lot of property at the moment.“The [Bolton] stadium needs a refurb, the hotel [within the stadium] needs sorting, the training ground needs sorting… there are a lot of things that need sorting out.” deals Bolton have released a statement saying they are close to selling the club, but Bassini is planning to make a rival bid Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday, Bassini claim: “Dave Sullivan, who I’ve known since I was a child, called me and said, ‘look Laurence, you’re going to need some help because you’re getting slaughtered out there’.“He then says, ‘I’m going to give you the money so you can go and do this. I’m going to give you £25million so you can sort yourself out’ – which he’s done.“I’ve got seven or eight of my own which is available.“He spoke to Simon Jordan – and Simon was shocked that he’d done it.“[Sullivan] said, ‘he needs the help because nobody is believing it and it’s looked pretty bad’.” Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa latest 3 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 3 Eden Hazard takes time out to play with kids at Chelsea soccer school And on the question of whether Sullivan being involved will go against any regulations?“No,” Bassini added, “because David is not going to be involved with the club.“He’ll help with the assets, as he’s helped me before with things and has been great.”And will Bassini repay the West Ham co-owner in full when the time comes?He finished: “Yes, he’s not even concerned about that. That is not a problem.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s latest Laurence Bassini interview IN FULL above LATEST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 JIBE Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED talkSPORT host Jim White spoke with Laurence Bassini on Friday and got the latest update on his prospective purchase of Bolton Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 3 Laurence Bassini has told talkSPORT he has been given £25million by West ham co-owner David Sullivan to help him buy Bolton Wanderers.The British businessman has not given up hope of completing his takeover of the cash-strapped outfit, despite seeing a bid to buy them in May collapsing and leading to the club entering administration.Earlier this year, Bassini was adamant he had reached an agreement to buy Bolton, who were relegated to League One following a disastrous season with financial problems off the pitch. MOST-READ FOOTBALL HEADLINES Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January TROPHY getty boost Getty Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea However, Bolton then released a statement clarifying that was not the case.Bizarrely, Bassini again insisted to talkSPORT that he had ‘taken control’ of the club and branded owner Ken Anderson a ‘liar’.His bid eventually collapsed, however, as he could not provide proof of funds.Since then, the Trotters’ administrators have said they have a ‘Heads of Terms’ agreement signed with the ‘preferred bidder’ – rumoured to be a consortium featuring Dutch businessman Rob Jansen and former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt.However, Bassini has now revealed he plans to make another bid for the Lancashire club after receiving a gift from an old friend – West Ham chief Sullivan. 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Transfer Talk: Celtic resist chase for big names, Dons deal for McGinn

first_imgDown south there are reports that Chelsea are submitting a £60m offer for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, which would be a club record after Fernando Torres signed for £50m in 2013. It comes after their preferred target, Everton striker Roemlu Lukaku, pledged his future to the Toffees for another season. They are also said to be interested in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic. The countdown to deadline day has now entered single digits but that’s not getting Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers in a sweat.He says even if Celtic qualify for the Champions League group stages on Tuesday evening he is not under any pressure to shop for big name signings.Former Celtic winger Niall McGinn looks set to commit his future to Aberdeen after expressing his desire to stay at Pittodrie. The club will enter talks with the Northern Ireland international who is out of contract at the end of the season.Meanwhile, former Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thomson has left Tranent Juniors just weeks after signing for the club due to media commitments.last_img read more

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Soarin’ Over California to be Offered All Summer at Disney California Adventure

first_imgShare This!Exciting news Soarin’ Over California fans! The popular, original version of Soarin’ which was originally slated to be shown for a limited time, through June 30, will now be shown at Disney California Adventure through August 31!On their journey over California, Guests who visit this attraction will continue be able to view the sights on this virtual tour of the state while they fly over the Golden Gate Bridge, smell the orange trees, sail over Malibu, and more.The original version, Soarin’ Over California opened in 2001. The attraction was changed over to Soarin’ Around the World back in 2016.So if you miss the original version, and you weren’t going to the park only in the month of June, you’ll have a few more months to be able to experience it.Are you excited to hear that this version will continue to be offered at the Disneyland Resort over the summer?last_img read more

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NY Times Paywall Off to A Great Start

first_imgdavid strom Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Since earlier this year, if you want to read more than 20 articles a month on nytimes.com, you have to either pay for a print subscription, pay for a digital subscription, or figure out another way to gain access. The early results are in, and the Grey Lady is doing well with its paywall, which costs at least $200 a year to. According to the Columbia Journalism Review’s Ryan Chittum, they have created 224,000 regular subscribers, another 57,000 iPad readers, and more have been added via a promotion from Lincoln cars (where the company purchased ads in exchange for free digital subs) as well as its 750,000 print subscribers. There is some hope for the newspaper after all. “It proves that, contra the naysayers, readers will pay good money for quality news. The anti-paywall folks said paywalls would kill traffic and slash digital ad revenues. The NYT is showing that idea was wrong,” says Chittum. Digital ad revenue grew by 16% in the first three months that the paywall was up. While this figure includes both the Times and the Boston Globe, and some probably includes the Lincoln promo, most of that revenue increase is from the Times. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Customer Service Song Competition Finals on September 19

first_img The finals of the first Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Ten schools have qualified to enter the competition, developed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for the Jamaica Customer Service Association’s (JCSA) National Customer Service Week to be observed from September 30 to October 6. Story Highlights The winner of the competition, which encourages Jamaicans to practise excellent customer service at all times, will receive $80,000 cash and will perform live at the JCSA’s 16th Annual Service Excellence Conference on September 24 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. The finals of the first Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, beginning at 1:00 p.m.Ten schools have qualified to enter the competition, developed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for the Jamaica Customer Service Association’s (JCSA) National Customer Service Week to be observed from September 30 to October 6.The winner of the competition, which encourages Jamaicans to practise excellent customer service at all times, will receive $80,000 cash and will perform live at the JCSA’s 16th Annual Service Excellence Conference on September 24 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.Music Development Specialist of the JCDC, Avory Crooks-Campbell, told JIS News that the idea to host the competition in collaboration with the JCSA was born out of a need “to see a culture of good customer service develop in Jamaica”.“We know it wouldn’t happen overnight, but what better way to plant the seed to ensure that it is with our young people, because they do benefit from good customer service practices and we want them to perpetuate this, so we can ensure that Jamaica is a better place,” she said.Mrs. Crooks-Campbell said the schools were preselected based on their performance at the JCDC Performing Arts Music Competition held this year. “They are all schools with very good music programmes,” she added.She said the schools are required to create an original song (both words and tune) with lyrics reflecting customer service best practices under the theme of the Conference, ‘Be the Magic: the Making of Memorable Customer Experiences’.She said a team of adjudicators will select the winning song based on the criteria shared with the teachers and students.The Music Development Specialist said that musicianship is one of the key criteria for winning the competition.“We want to ensure that the songs are musically sound. We will look at the arrangement. We will look at the selection of the genre, because we have asked that it be limited just to the Jamaican style…mento, reggae, dancehall. We want to keep it Jamaican,” she added.Additionally, she said that the content of the lyrics must have a customer service message and also resound with the theme for this year’s National Customer Service Week.last_img read more

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