Pochettino says Spurs fans “need to back all our players”, although Adebayor seemed unfazed by that mixed reaction. “I don’t know if I will win the fans over, I just want to play football and enjoy myself,” he said. “I know if you do good, they will applaud you. I know if you do bad, they will boo you. It is as simple as that. “For me, I am not here to win any fans back. I am here to do my job as a professional.” Saturday was Adebayor’s first appearance since a home defeat to Stoke on November 9, after which he incurred the wrath of fans for suggesting the team would rather play away due to the pressure being put on them. That, along with a perceived lack of interest from the striker reportedly earning in excess of £100,000 per week, seems to have been behind the booing, although he does not want to waste time thinking about it. “I don’t want to understand it, I just want to do my job as a professional,” Adebayor said. “That is what matters. “With my age, to be honest with you, I don’t want to look because, no matter what you do, there will always be some that hate you. “For me, the most important thing is to do my job, enjoy it and embrace it.” The frontman just wants to get back playing football again after a turbulent time and has thanked head coach Pochettino for his help and understanding. “We have a very good relationship between men because I am an adult and he knows what I have been through,” Adebayor said. “He knows what I can achieve and what I can do as a footballer so, yeah, we have a mutual respect for each other. I think, for me, that’s the most important thing. “It is always good to have a manager that you can talk to as a friend, as a brother, as a manager, as your boss. “He helped me a lot. When I have got a problem, I will definitely go to him and tell him ‘listen, this is my situation’. “He always finds a solution to it, so it is always good to have a man manager like him.” Adebayor says there is “no hiding things” with Pochettino, who he describes as one of the most understanding managers he has played for. The Spurs head coach says the Togo striker remains an “important player” at White Hart Lane, so was frustrated to hear some supporters booing his second-half introduction. Press Association Emmanuel Adebayor knows he will never win around some Tottenham fans, so the divisive striker is focused only on repaying the patience of head coach Mauricio Pochettino. Saturday’s substitute appearance in Spurs’ 2-1 win against Sunderland was the 30-year-old’s first appearance for nine weeks because of injury, illness and then a period of compassionate leave due to family issues. Adebayor was quoted in November as saying his mother was practising black magic on him – a subject the striker was understandably coy on, merely saying he has “been through a lot” but that those off-field issues are now behind him.
Police are investigation a shooting in Riviera Beach that left one person dead Friday evening.The Riviera Beach Police Department said the shooting occurred at 9:38 p.m. in the 100 block of West 17th Street.When officers arrived to the scene they located 36-year-old Javon Turner suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died, police said.Detectives and Crime Scene investigators are at the scene investigating the incident. There is no motive or suspect information at this time.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Riviera Beach Police Department at 561-845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.
Food safety watchdog FSSAI’s CEO Yudhvir Singh Malik, the man behind the ban of global giant Nestle’s popular noodle brand Maggi, was on Tuesday moved out and shifted as Additional Secretary in Niti Aayog.Malik, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer in Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Health and Family Welfare Ministry, only in September last year.The Appointments Committee of Cabinet(ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Malik as Additional Secretary in the Niti Aayog, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.He has been appointed in the newly created post by cancelling the appointment of Keshni Anand Arora, his batch mate from the same cadre.It was during Malik’s tenure that samples of Maggi noodle samples were subjected to lab tests which found that it contained added Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead in excess of the permissible limit.FSSAI had on June 5 banned the instant snack that has had a level of global resonance that’s unprecedented for the Indian food regulator.However, the ban was later lifted by the Bombay High Court with the condition that manufacturing and selling would be allowed only after fresh tests.The ACC also approved appointments of Kavita Gupta and Kiran Soni Gupta as Textile Commissioner and Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports respectively.