How Spurs could line-up vs Colchester with wonderkid Troy Parrott to start

first_imgTROY PARROTT is in line to make his first-team debut for Tottenham when the Premier League giants head to Colchester.The North London club will be out to make amends for their controversial defeat to Leicester when travelling to Essex on Saturday.2Despite the need for a morale boost, a number of first-team stars are set to be rested.Son Heung-min, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld should sit out the Carabao Cup game with the latter two having hardly missed a minute of the campaign so far.That opens the way for an entirely different defence from the one that lost on Saturday.Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose are set to be rotated out with Eric Dier dropped into central defence.They will protect Paulo Gazzaniga, deputising for Hugo Lloris again after the Frenchman was absent last time out while his wife gave birth.In midfield, academy product Oliver Skipp is in the mix for a start after two cameos off the bench against Aston Villa and Manchester City.One star man desperately in need of form is Christian Eriksen and the Dane is likely to get a chance from the off at JobServe Community Stadium. Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMauricio Pochettino has been forced to defend the midfielder’s performances amid his topsy-turvy start to the season, his last at the club unless he extends his contract.Trusting 17-year-old forward Parrott from the start promises to be a key feature in Tuesday’s game, too.He scored the winner on his Ireland Under-21s debut earlier in the month and has even caught the eye of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.Since he begun training with the first-team, Dublin-born Parrott appears to be the immediate natural replacement for Kane in the central striker’s role and has been compared to Spurs hero Robbie Keane.2 Parrott featured for Spurs in pre-seasonCredit: ReutersSpurs set to swap wantaway Christian Eriksen for Dybala in stunning January transferlast_img read more

Gujarat’s GIFT City Named Among Top Three Emerging Financial Centers in the World

first_imgGujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Ahmedabad has toppled Mumbai and New Delhi to emerge as India’s new financial powerhouse, according to a recent report. GIFT City will become a more significant hub over the next two-three years, the report, released by London-based Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI), said.GIFT City, which made its debut in the index this year, was ranked 77 globally with a rating of 578. Mumbai, which was for years held as India’s de facto financial capital, moved 19 notches down to rank at 92 with a global rating of 558. Last year, Mumbai was ranked 73. New Delhi, on the other hand, was placed ahead of Mumbai, at No. 82 with a rating of 572, according to the report. The national capital slipped down four ranks from last year.In response to a questionnaire sent by GFCI, asking respondents about the global financial centers that they think will become important over the next 2-3 years, GIFT City came in third. The Indian center received 101 mentions in the last 24 months, ranking behind the 198 and 109 mentions for the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Qingdao, respectively.Globally, London lost its status as the world’s top financial center as New York overtook the British city for the first time since 2015. New York is ahead with only two points. According to the report, Asia is replacing Europe and America as the top choice for financial matters. In Asia, Hong Kong retained its position at the third spot, trailing behind London by three points. Singapore took the fourth place, followed by Shanghai, which gained 25 points to push Tokyo to the sixth position in the ratings. Sydney was at No. 7, ahead of Beijing, Zurich, and Frankfurt, which moved into the top 10, replacing Toronto, Boston, and San Francisco, respectively.GIFT City, conceived during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit in 2007, today has around 200 companies employing approximately 7,500 people.According to GFCI, which rates 100 top financial centers, GIFT City is a top international contender along with top-ranked Busan in South Korea, and Chengdu and Dalian in China.A majority of the leading centers in the Asia/Pacific region rose in the ratings, the report said. GIFT City and Hangzhou were new entrants to the index.GFCI researched 110 centers for the 24th edition of the Global Financial Centers Index. The number of financial centers in the main index has increased from 96 to 100, with the addition of Cape Town, GIFT City, Hangzhou, and Sofia from the associate center’s list. The rating list was compiled using data provided by third parties, including the World Bank, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the OECD, and the United Nations. Later the data was combined with 31,326 financial center assessments provided by respondents to the GFCI online questionnaire. Related ItemsEconomyGujaratlast_img read more