Of the around 2,000 pilgrims on the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand, who were stranded after a landslip in Chamoli district, 800 have resumed their onward journey and work is on to clear the debris, officials said on Saturday.The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was closed near Vishnuprayag, one of the five important points of the Alaknanda river, between Joshimath and the hill shrine of Badrinath.Huge boulders had rolled down the Hathi Pahar mountain on Friday afternoon, blocking the highway.CM’s directiveChief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has directed the Secretary of the Disaster Management Department, Amit Negi, to monitor the situation.‘Arrangements in place’“There were no unfortunate incidents, 1,800 tourists were affected and arrangements were made for them. The Border Roads Organisation and other authorities are working on clearing the debris and the route will be opened today; all the suitable arrangements are in place,” Mr. Rawat tweeted.He said, “Information of landslides was shared with various towns along the route.”Chamoli District Magistrate Ashish Joshi dismissed reports that around 15,000 people were stranded. “Only 2,000 people have been affected,” he said.
With just two days left for the Commonwealth Games to end, the Games Village here today wore a deserted look with a few bidding their good bye to others including volunteers.Some international delegates and athletes, who were staying here for past few days, have also left.Residents were seen going to the bank here to collect foreign exchanges. They also bought souveniers for their loved ones back home.”I have come here to buy something for my wife. I will rather choose an Indian style saree or Salwar suit,” said a Kenyan athlete.Even the international zone which houses recreational facilities like cafe, stores, bar, restaurant, discotheques, games parlours and hair cut salon had a few visitors. Many others were trying to get confirmations of their departure tickets.Only about 5-6 players were seen practicing in the training area.The 12-day long sporting event featuring 17 sports disciplines like archery, cycling, gymnastics, swimming, boxing and shooting will conclude on Thursday.Security personnel also seemed to be in a slight relaxing mood as there were fewer visitors to come to the Village today unlike other day.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 25: Buddy Hield #24 congratulates De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings after he made a basket during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center on October 25, 2019 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPBahamian guard Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped the Boston Celtics’ 10-game NBA win streak with a 100-99 home triumph on Sunday.Sacramento center Richaun Holmes sank two decisive free throws with 13 seconds remaining to give the Kings their fifth win in seven games after an 0-5 start.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Harry Kane scores again as England beats Kosovo 4-0 Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “Thank God we were able to pull off this win. Definitely needed this win,” Hield said. “We’ve got to stay locked in and stay focused and be ready for every challenge every night.“We know what we’re doing. We’re going to try to take it one game at a time and we’ll be fine.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBoston fell to 10-2, having not lost since their season opener 3 1/2 weeks ago at Philadelphia.The Celtics, led by Jaylen Brown’s 18 points, saw the end of their longest win streak since taking 16 in a row early in the 2017-18 campaign. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Hield’s 3-pointer with 1:52 remaining gave the Kings a 96-95 lead.Boston’s Jayson Tatum answered with a jumper but Hield, who went 14-of-24 from the floor, struck again with a fadeaway only for Boston to answer on a Daniel Theis dunk, giving the Celtics a 99-98 edge with 52 seconds remaining.Holmes was fouled going for a rebound by Boston’s Marcus Smart and sank two free throws to put the Kings ahead by the final margin.Smart missed a jumper for the win at the final buzzer and Sacramento had the victory.Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic had 12 points and 10 assists for the Kings while Serbian forward Nemanja Bjelica added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston guard Kemba Walker added 15 points and nine assists, Smart had nine assists, Brown grabbed eight rebounds, Tatum had 14 points and Theis contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.Denver’s Jamal Murray scored 39 points and Paul Millsap added 23 to lead the Nuggets over host Memphis 131-114 for their fifth win in six road contests. Jaren Jackson led the Grizzlies with 22 points.Tobias Harris scored 27 points to lead six Philadelphia players in double figures as the 76ers rolled to a 114-95 triumph at Cleveland.Cameroon center Joel Embiid added 14 points for the 76ers and Australia’s Ben Simmons had 10 points and 11 assists for Philadelphia. Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 17 points.With Orlando clinging to a 3-point lead, Magic guard Markelle Fultz made a steal and dunk then sank a free throw with 36 seconds remaining to lift the hosts over the Washington Wizards 125-121 in a matchup of struggling Eastern Conference clubs.Montenegrin big man Nikola Vucevic led Orlando (6-7) with 30 points and 17 rebounds while Frenchman Evan Fournier had 25 points and Fultz had a 45-game career-high 19 points for the Magic, who ended a 4-1 homestand.Bradley Beal scored 34 points to lead Washington (3-8) and crack the NBA career 10,000-point mark.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
NEW YORK— On May 28, the defending North American Soccer League (NASL) champion New York Cosmos will be hosting Greek Heritage Night to celebrate Greek culture and traditions and recognize former Greek National Team member Georgios Samaras, who plays for RAYO OKC FC (Oklahoma City) the Cosmos’ opponent in Saturday night’s match at 7pm at the James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead on the campus of Hofstra University. The Cosmos Greek Heritage Night will include a match between the Pancyprian Freedoms and NY Salamina prior to the Cosmos-RAYO OKC match. Local Greek-American soccer clubs will also be honored prior to the game. At halftime, Greek dancers will perform and Greek food will be available as well at the event.Tickets and more information are available online at www.nycosmos.com and tickets can be purchase prior to the game at the ticket booth at Shuart Stadium.Currently, the Cosmos sit atop the NASL Spring Season standings with two games remaining and are undefeated this season at home (4-0).The original New York Cosmos team was founded in 1970, but after the dissolution of the original North American Soccer League in 1984 and one season in Major League Soccer, the team was dissolved in 1985. The resurgence of interest in soccer brought the New York Cosmos back in 2010 and since then, the team has found success in the new North American Soccer League. The team won the Soccer Bowl in 2013 and 2015, and is the defending NASL champion, hoisting the North American Supporters’ Trophy in 2015.Photo courtesy of New York Cosmos.TweetPinShare0 Shares
The West Indies cricket board has announced that Chris Gayle will retire from One-day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.Gayle, now 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.BREAKING NEWS – WINDIES batsman Chris Gayle has announced he will retire from One-day Internationals following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales. (More to come) #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/AXnS4umHw2Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 17, 2019As a matter of fact, Gayle needs just 677 more runs to surpass the Brian Lara as the West Indies’ all-time record ODI runscorer, a feat he will be hoping to achieve at his fifth World Cup, which starts on May 30.Gayle is making a return to international cricket after the ‘Universe Boss’ was named in the West Indies one day international squad for the first two matches against England, earlier this month.Gayle last played an ODI for the West Indies in July 2018 – in a home series against Bangladesh. Gayle had since made himslef unavailable for selection and missed the India and Bangladesh series. Gayle did so as he wanted to play in the Afghanistan Premier League and the T10 League.advertisementThe first of the three-ODI series will be played at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, February 20, with the second being on Friday, February 22.Also Read | Chris Gayle back in ODI squad as West Indies gear up for World Cup
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State and Southeastern Louisiana will tee it up on Saturday in Stillwater for the 2016 home opener. Here is everything you need to know.PreviewsUniformsTime2:30 p.m. CSTTelevisionFSNBroadcast team: Brendan Burke | Brian Baldinger | Christian SteckelStreamingFOX GoRadioCowboy Radio NetworkTuneInSirius (119)XM (199)Let’s do this.We’ve arrived! #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/kLmAcB6OSF— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 3, 2016
Transfers January transfer news & rumours: Man Utd ready €500m Neymar bid Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:05 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Man Utd ready €500m Neymar bidManchester United are readying a record-breaking €500 million offer for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to Le 10 Sport .Real Madrid were reported to be leading the chase for the Brazilian, but they can only go as high as €400m.That has left the door open for Jose Mourinho to join the chase and agree to meet an eye-watering buyout clause. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Akanji to snub Liverpool for DortmundSwitzerland defender Manuel Akanji is set to move to Borussia Dortmund despite interest from Liverpool, according to Blick.The centre-back missed training with Basel in order to travel to Dortmund where he will agree terms and complete a medical ahead of a €21.5 million transfer.Spurs and Liverpool had both been linked with the 22-year-old, but he preferred a move to Dortmund as he felt he could more easily break into their first team.Stoke turn attentions back to O’NeillStoke City have turned their attentions back to Martin O’Neill after Quique Sanchez Flores decided to stay at Espanyol, according to the Telegraph.The Potters had hoped Flores would agree to take over at the Britannia Stadium following Mark Hughes’ sacking, but saw the former Watford boss confirm his desire to stay in La Liga at a press conference on Saturday.As a result, Stoke will now go with their second choice for the job, current Republic of Ireland boss O’Neill, who is expected to take assistant manager Roy Keane with him as he returns to club management.Alexis’ family arrive in London ahead of Arsenal exitThe family of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez have arrived in London ahead of the Chile international’s expected departure from the club, Goal can reveal.Manchester City still lead the way in terms of capturing the former Barcelona ace, but Man United carry an interest too.Get the latest on January’s biggest story right here! PSG prioritise Kante moveParis Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top target for the summer transfer window, reports Le 10 Sport .The Ligue 1 leaders are eager to find a long-term replacement for Thiago Motta.Kante is considered to be the ideal candidate for that role, with the France international set to be offered a route back to his homeland.’Mourinho risks Alexis custard pie’Manchester United’s “gamble” on Alexis Sanchez surprises Paul Merson, who feels Jose Mourinho is risking a “custard pie” if the player ends up at arch-rivals Manchester City.The former Arsenal forward told Sky Sports: “It’s a big gamble what Jose’s done with Alexis Sanchez, by going ‘I want Sanchez’. Because if Sanchez chooses to go to Man City, that’s a real custard pie to Man United.”Read the full story on Goal.Klopp snubbed Man UtdJurgen Klopp claims he turned down the chance to succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager before taking the reins at Liverpool.Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield dugout in October 2015, four months on from stepping down at Borussia Dortmund.The Reds boss has been speaking to Sky Sports, find out what he had to say here.Sane not threatened by AlexisLeroy Sane insists he has nothing to fear from Alexis Sanchez’s potential move to Manchester City.Arsenal star Sanchez is said to be on the brink of deciding his next move, and City were favourites to secure his signature before rivals Manchester United emerged as contenders – as revealed by Goal on Friday.Read what Sane has had to say on Goal. Ibrahimovic wanted by Turkish rivalsManchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has emerged as a January target for Turkish rivals Besiktas and Galatasaray, reports fotoMac .The 36-year-old Swede is currently tied to a short-term contract at Old Trafford which is due to run until the end of the season.He has, however, struggled for full fitness since rejoining the Red Devils on the back of a serious knee injury and United are being heavily linked with several striking alternatives.Liverpool offered Ceballos hopeLiverpool have been made aware that they will be cleared to move for Dani Ceballos if Real Madrid can land a replacement.Diario Gol report that the Reds are looking at the 21-year-old as a possible replacement for Philippe Coutinho.Ranieri resigned to missing out on LucasNantes boss Claudio Ranieri is resigned to failing in an audacious move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.Lucas has made just six appearances in all competitions for PSG this season, all as a substitute, and is reportedly attracting interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.Read the full story on Goal.Liverpool’s Coutinho risk stuns CarragherLiverpool’s decision to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona during the winter window has stunned Jamie Carragher, with a top-four risk taken at Anfield.The Reds were able to fend off advances from Camp Nou last summer, but eventually bowed to pressure when sanctioning a €160m sale in January.Read the full story on Goal.Arda completes Basaksehir moveBarcelona have confirmed that Arda Turan has completed a loan switch to Basaksehir.The midfielder will join the Turkish club until 2020 having struggled for regular game time at Camp Nou.Check out the full story on Goal right here !Man Utd to challenge Liverpool for PulisicManchester United are set to challenge Liverpool over the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s US wonderkid Christian Pulisic, claims the Independent .Pulisic, 19, is already a regular starter with both club and country, and his added value as an icon in the lucrative US market makes him an attractive signing. And while Jurgen Klopp is a confirmed admirer of the player from his former club, he could face stiff competition from Old Trafford this summer.Liverpool to sign Keita on SundayLiverpool have succeeded in their bid to push forward the signing of Naby Keita, according to the Express .The Reds agreed terms with RB Leipzig over the midfielder in the summer, but the sale of Philippe Coutinho has left the club short of cover in the middle. Their efforts to move up the transfer date have apparently been successful, and Keita could sign as early as Sunday.Madrid would’ve paid €250m Messi release clauseReal Madrid were willing to activate Lionel Messi’s release clause back in 2013, reports El Mundo . The Barcelona talisman has been linked with Manchester City in the past, but apparently the Catalan club’s fierce rivals were willing to pay the fee that would’ve allowed them to enter contract talks with the Argentine.Pochettino hails Spurs’ tough transfer talkMauricio Pochettino has endorsed Daniel Levy’s claim that no Tottenham player will leave against the club’s wishes ahead of the 2018-19 season.Star centre-forward Harry Kane is expected to be the subject of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs as he enjoys another prolific campaign, while Dele Alli is another to have been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United have been credited with holding an interest in Danny Rose.Find out what Pochettino has said to say here. Arsenal expect Alexis exit but hopeful on OzilArsene Wenger concedes that Alexis Sanchez is likely to leave Arsenal, but he remains optimistic regarding a new contract for Mesut Ozil.The Gunners have seen speculation surrounding two key figures cast an unwelcome shadow over their efforts in 2017-18, with Manchester rivals City and United ready to pounce if the exit door is opened.Read the full story on Goal! Real plot triple Spurs raidReal Madrid have Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mauricio Pochettino in their sights, claims Don Balon .The Blancos are readying themselves for a summer refresh, with changes being planned on and off the field.England internationals Kane and Alli have been linked with Real for some time, while Pochettino is now considered to be a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane in the Santiago Bernabeu managerial hot-seat.The €37m star who could replace AlexisWith Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Arsenal now only a matter of time, the search has begun in earnest for his replacement.Cristian Pavon, the Boca Juniors striker making big waves in Argentina, has emerged as a real target for the Gunners as they look for a successor to one of the finest talents in the Premier League.Goal explains why the €37m-rated talent could be a perfect choice for Arsene Wenger. Juve step up Darmian huntJuventus have opened dialogue with Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian regarding a return to Italy, reports Corriere dello Sport .The versatile full-back has slipped back down the pecking order at Old Trafford and is an option being explored by the reigning Serie A champions.Milan to make Dzeko moveAC Milan are plotting a summer bid to lure Edin Dzeko away from Roma, claims Tuttosport .The former Manchester City striker has been a prolific source of goals in the Italian capital and is considered to be the man to reignite a spark at the San Siro.Chelsea warned Hazard could leaveEden Hazard is a “top player” but may have to leave Chelsea for one of the “great teams in Europe” to become the best, says Claude Puel.The Blues star continues to be linked with Real Madrid and a man who previously worked with him at Lille feels he is deserving of such a stage.Read the full story on Goal. Sevilla closing on BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi is edging ever closer to completing a loan move from Chelsea to Sevilla, reports Mucho Deporte .Goal revealed on Tuesday that the La Liga outfit were eager to land the Belgian striker and offer the game time being denied him at Stamford Bridge.Barca wish Neymar had stayedIvan Rakitic admits those left behind at Barcelona wish that Neymar had not made a €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.The Brazilian forward became the most expensive player on the planet in the summer of 2017 when trading Catalunya for the French capital.Read the full story on Goal. Man Utd unlikely to make Vardy bidManchester United are unlikely to make an offer for Jamie Vardy after expressing interest in the Leicester City striker, according to the Leicester Mercury .The Red Devils reportedly decided against submitting a bid because of the heavy transfer fee that would be necessary, with Jose Mourinho’s side instead focusing on hijacking Manchester City’s move for Alexis Sanchez.Vardy, meanwhile, is said to be happy at the King Power Stadium and not actively seeking an exit.West Brom set Evans transfer deadlineManchester City and Arsenal target Jonny Evans has been set a deadline of just over two weeks to decide his future by West Brom, according to the Daily Mail .The former Man United man has seen his name linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs in the current window. But he will have to make up his mind by January 28, or his club will veto a move expected to be worth around £35 million. Spurs drop interest in Arsenal target MalcomArsenal’s hopes of landing Malcom have received a boost after Spurs cooled their interest in the Bordeaux man, reports the Daily Star .The 20-year-old has attracted interest from both sides of north London in recent weeks, and could be available this window for £45 million.But the Gunners, who see him as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez, seem to be in pole position as their rivals dropped out of the race. Man City make Fred bid Manchester City have made a £45 million bid for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, according to the Manchester Evening News . The Brazilian has been identified by Pep Guardiola as the long-term successor to Fernandinho in midfield, although he may face competition from rivals United. Real Madrid turn to Roma’s AlissonReal Madrid have turned to Roma goalkeeper Alisson as a possible new No. 1 at the Bernabeu, reports Gianluca Di Marzio . With Keylor Navas’ place between the posts coming under scrutiny, a number of shot-stoppers have been linked with a Madrid move. Among those is the Brazil star, who has gained many fans with his fine performances in Serie A.Arsenal join chase for RafinhaArsenal have joined the likes of Inter and Celta in pursuing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Sport . Ravaged by injuries, Rafinha has been made available for transfer at Camp Nou as he seeks more playing minutes. Both Inter and Celta are keen to strike a loan deal in January, and with Arsenal now in the picture the player will have no lack of options.Real Madrid move for Man City’s SterlingReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is in talks with Manchester City over the possible signing of Raheem Sterling, claims Don Balon .Sterling has seen marked improvement in his game since coming under the wing of Pep Guardiola. And that upturn in form has not escaped the attention of Perez, who sees him as a possible successor to Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu.Conte dismisses Chelsea exit talkAntonio Conte has redoubled his commitment to Chelsea amid speculation that he could be ready to walk out on the club after just 18 months in charge.Get the full story right here on Goal! Wenger plans to stay until 2019Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted he is still committed to the Premier League club and has no plans to leave before the end of his contract in 2019.Get the full story right here on Goal! Donovan ends retirement to sign with LeonUnited States legend Landon Donovan has joined Club Leon in a surprise return from retirement, the Liga MX team announced late Friday.”I loved the city, it’s the best fans. Club Leon is a historic & winning team,” Donovan tweeted. “I don’t believe in walls. I want to go to Mexico, wear green & win trophies with Leon. We’ll see each other very soon!”Get the full story right here on Goal! Spurs line up new Eriksen and Son dealsTottenham’s attempts to keep their first team together will continue with fresh contracts for Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son, according to the Mirror .While Dele Alli and Harry Kane’s deals are top priority at the club, they are also keen to tie down the midfield pair to long-term extensions.Independiente confirm Barco saleIndependiente have confirmed Atlanta United target Ezequiel Barco will leave the club in a move believed to be worth $15 million.Get the full story right here on Goal! Van Persie set for Feyenoord returnFormer Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to leave Fenerbahce to complete a return to Feyenoord, according to AD .The Dutchman began his senior career with the Eredivisie club and looks as though he will now be returning having struggled for game time in Turkey during the 2017-18 season.’Chelsea never wanted Vardy’ Antonio Conte has denied that Chelsea were interested in signing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.Get the full story right here on Goal! Man City consider Seri approachManchester City have identified Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri as a possible signing, according to L’Equipe .Seri, who was close to a Barcelona move in the summer, would add more depth to the City midfield and is highly rated through his displays in Ligue 1. Atletico consider Belotti bidAtletico Madrid are considering an approach for Torino’s Andrea Belotti, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .With Antoine Griezmann’s future far from certain, the Liga side see Torino’s Italy international as a fine replacement in the summer. Arsenal want Martial in Alexis dealArsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star .Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back.Emery plays down Neymar to Madrid rumoursParis Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted the Ligue 1 giants would not be shaken by rumours Neymar is set to join Real Madrid.”The players are smart and the club have gained experience. I also have experience and I know that people from outside can disrupt us… some people who may have some interest in doing so,” he said.”For example, if you read today the first sport newspaper in Spain, the cover is that Neymar is going to Real Madrid. These things don’t shake us.Get the full story right here on Goal! Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid playerManchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun . Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea’s contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper. United reportedly plan to up De Gea’s £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club’s joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Cannavaro writes off Napoli as title contenderby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabio Cannavaro has wrote off Napoli as a title contender.Cannavaro says Juventus are simply too strong.“It really did seem as if Napoli or Inter could halt the Juventus domination, but the Bianconeri seem intent on marching on regardless,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“Juve deserve credit for understanding what to do in certain moments. They signed Cristiano Ronaldo when needing to give confidence and renewed enthusiasm to the squad, stepping up a level in Europe and maintaining the invincible aura in Italy.“The only way Napoli will take the Scudetto off Juventus is by signing Lionel Messi. Either that, or Juve gift it to them.”
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a second quarter touchdown pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Clemson’s star freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, had one question following his team’s dominant win over Notre Dame tonight.Where’s the confetti?Lawrence, a first-year quarterback, was playing in his first college football bowl game. He expected there to be some confetti pouring down onto the field after his team’s big win over the Fighting Irish.“Where’s the confetti?! I thought it was a bowl game?” Lawrence questioned live on ESPN following the game.I mean, Trevor Lawrence has a point. Clemson won a bowl game… right? No confetti?— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) December 30, 2018The confetti can wait for next week, apparently.Clemson has moved on to the national title game, where it’ll face the winner of the Alabama-Oklahoma game.If Lawrence plays in that game like he did tonight, the Tigers will have a real chance at giving Dabo Swinney his second national championship.Clemson is expected to enter its contest against Alabama as a 7-point underdog (or a favorite if the opponent is Oklahoma).
Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight wildfires in Ontario. A 21-person crew of wildfire fighters is leaving Halifax on Friday, July 5, and will spend two to three weeks on the fireline near Thunder Bay. Nova Scotia’s assistance was requested through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. Current fire conditions in Nova Scotia allow for resources to be shared. The Department of Lands and Forestry will ensure proper firefighting resources are maintained within the province. Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Mutual Aid Resource Sharing Agreement, which ensures all provinces and territories will receive help if forest fires become too big to handle. The affected province covers the costs of the jurisdictions sending help. In May, Nova Scotia sent 21 firefighters to help fight wildfires in Alberta. NOTE TO EDITORS: The crew will arrive at the main terminal of Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Friday, July 5 at 4:30 a.m. for their flight to Toronto. The airport is located at 1 Bell Blvd, Enfield. Media will need to show proof of identification.
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Cairo – Morocco’s delegate minister for foreign affairs and cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, renewed on Wednesday the Kingdom’s condemnation of Israeli aggressions against the Palestinians.“Morocco strongly condemns the latest violent aggression by Israeli terrorist against a Palestinian toddler”, said Bouaida at a meeting in Cairo of the Arab peace initiative.Morocco considers this aggression as a crime against humanity and calls for prosecuting its authors, she stressed, noting that keeping silent on this massacre is a shame for the entire international community.It is important to get out the deadlock in the Palestinian issue, said Bouaida who also deplored that international powers have been unable to make pressures on the Jewish state to make it return to the negotiation table to reach comprehensive and fair peace to the Israeli occupation and establish a Palestinian independent state within the pre-June 1967 borders. She also argued that media and political efforts should be intensified to stand up to the Palestinian cause, before reaffirming Morocco’s readiness to adhere to all efforts meant to end the conflict and maintain stability in the region.Held under Egyptian chairmanship, the meeting is looking into the recent Israeli aggressions, including the burning alive by Palestinian extremists of a toddler in the West Bank.
Rabat- Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the latest appointment signaling his continued push for more female representation in the country’s top leadership positions. Just last week, Ethiopia swore in the country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.Meaza previously served as a high court judge in Ethiopia, going on to found the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association. She was also an advisor on gender and women’s rights at the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Abiy Ahmed’s chief of staff praised Meaza’s appointment, saying, “She brings a track record of competence and relevant experience to the role.”Meaza’s name gained international notoriety for a 1996 court case which was later turned into the movie “Difret” written and directed by Zeresenay Mehari and produced by Angelina Jolie. Difret tells the true story of Aberash Bekele who, in 1996, at the age of 14, was kidnapped as she returned from school by a man who intended to marry her. In an attempt to escape her captor, Aberash shot and killed him, leading her to be charged with murder. Meaza represented the girl in court pro bono and succeeded in getting the charges dropped. The trial set off a debate in Ethiopia regarding the tradition of kidnapping for marriage. In presenting her nomination, Ahmed said Meaza had the background needed to improve the court’s implementation of reforms and justice in the country. Ethiopia’s Parliament approved her nomination unanimously.
President Hugo Chavez Frias of Venezuela said that condemnation of terrorism in all its forms needed to be accompanied by a denunciation of the causes of terror, which had made the world a kingdom of injustice, poverty and inequality. The only path to peace was through justice, he said, and the world’s leaders must resolve to acknowledge that the current economic situation acted as fuel for the fires of terrorism. Unbridled neo-liberalism had led to great poverty and despair among the peoples of the earth. Urging the creation of an international humanitarian fund, President Chavez suggested that it could be fed from a variety of sources: from a percentage of the military expenditure of the world’s countries; from a portion of the funds annually transferred from the developing to the developed world by poor countries servicing an external debt that seemed eternally to rise; from a portion of the monies that stemmed from the drug trade; from the billions stolen from poor countries by the corrupt; or from a tax levied upon major speculative transactions.Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Ahmed Maher El Sayed, said the Palestinian people continued to suffer under an oppressive occupation that adhered to policies reminiscent of the ages of darkness and chaos. If Israel had a genuine desire for peace, it must stop its aggression against the Palestinian people and agree to withdraw from all Arab territories occupied in 1967 in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. The discussion on peace and security in the Middle East also related to the situation in Iraq, which must be dealt with in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolutions. He affirmed Egypt’s rejection of inflicting military strikes against Iraq, but said the country must respect the legitimate will of the international community.Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Kuwait believed that “full and scrupulous” implementation by Iraq of all relevant Security Council resolutions and allowing UN weapons inspectors back into the country would save the region from the horrors of war, which his country did not want. “Such a war would lead only to the aggravation of the suffering of the brotherly people of Iraq and to the escalation of tension and instability in the region,” he said.Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan of China said that the international security situation was undergoing profound changes and therefore his country stood for a new security concept featuring mutual trust, benefit, equality and cooperation. Within the spirit of that new mechanism, the international community should actively undertake dialogue and cooperation to tackle the major security concerns, such as global terrorism and regional hotspots – particularly the Middle East, Kashmir and Afghanistan – while strengthening exchanges among different civilizations in order to prevent them from turning into conflicts or confrontation.Igor Ivanov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, noted that the priority task in combating terrorism consisted of strengthening the international legal framework by securing a genuine universal character of the existing antiterrorist treaties. He said the Russian Federation was concerned over the absence of real progress in negotiating a comprehensive convention on combating terrorism as well as a treaty to suppress acts of nuclear terrorism. Differences between countries were quite “reconcilable” and should not overshadow the task of laying a legal basis for counteracting terrorism in all its manifestations.Ireland’s Foreign Minister, Brian Cowen, said that there has been substantial progress across the key areas of implementation of the Good Friday Agreement for Northern Ireland over the past year. The political institutions were operating on a “positive and inclusive” basis, brining tangible benefits across the board. The Governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom remained absolutely committed to the accord and to its full implementation, he stressed. Its core principles – constitutional stability, partnership politics, inclusive political institutions and structured North-South cooperation in Ireland – represented the only viable basis for a workable political accommodation. In her statement, Foreign Minister Soledad Alvear of Chile told the Assembly that the political stability achieved by Latin American countries with so much effort might now be threatened. The economic crisis in the region was a paradoxical situation – while countries in the region have responded to the challenge and adopted many of the structural reforms that were asked of them, the developed world was sending contradictory signals that tested the faith of those who believed in globalization and the system of free trade as the basis for further development.Also addressing the Assembly were Foreign Ministers S. Jayakumar of Singapore, Choi Sung-hong of the Republic of Korea, Jorge Castañeda Gutman of Mexico, Sükrü Sina Gürel of Turkey, and Guillermo Pérez-Cadalso Arias of Honduras.
“School fees are keeping children out of the classroom, and many of these are the most vulnerable children in our societies,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Education Chief Cream Wright told high-level education officials currently meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.The School Fee Abolition Initiative, sponsored by UNICEF, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International development (USAID) and other partners, aims to help countries develop education systems that are inclusive, equitable and sustainable.At the Nairobi meeting, education officials from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Ghana are sharing their experiences in abolishing fees with colleagues from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which have recently agreed to take that step. Haiti is also participating as are experts from development agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academics. “Fees consume nearly a quarter of a poor family’s income in Sub-Saharan Africa, paying not only for tuition, but also indirect fees such as PTA and community contributions, textbook fees, compulsory uniforms and other charges,” Mr. Wright said. “The increasing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children, including those affected by HIV/AIDS or trapped in domestic labour, makes it imperative to abolish fees.” But ending school fees is no magic wand, and experience shows that the surge in enrolment after abolition brings immense challenges to the entire learning infrastructure, from the physical building, to the class size and materials, to the hygiene facilities (if they exist at all) and to the teachers.With more than 115 million primary school aged children out of school, progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goal of universal access to a complete quality primary education by 2015 has stalled, Mr. Wright said.“We need to accelerate and significantly scale up progress on education with bold policy measures,” he declared. “We need to move from words to deeds, from promises to results. The promises of school fee abolition should no longer elude so many countries that are willing to embark on such a bold initiative.”
Canadian manufacturing index signals recovery in May after two weak months: RBC by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 3, 2013 12:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – An index of Canadian manufacturing intentions rose to an 11-month high in May, rising by 2.1 points to 53.2.The May reading on the RBC PMI was the first strong advance since February.A reading above 50 on the RBC purchasing managers index signals expansion in Canada’s manufacturing sector.The index fell below 50.0 in March for the first time since the survey was created 2 1/2 years ago and improved only slightly to 50.1 in April.RBC chief economist Craig Wright says the manufacturing sector showed renewed vitality in new orders and job creation in May.New order growth was at an 11-month high in May while job creation hit a nine-month high, with additional staff hired at 22 per cent of the firms surveyed.“As we navigate through the remainder of 2013, we expect the sector’s performance to improve further, boosting Canadian growth,” Wright said in a statement.The RBC PMI is compiled by Markit, which does similar indexes in several countries, in co-operation with the bank and the Canadian Purchasing Management Association.
“Liberia has shown the world its commitment to lasting peace – and the world has shown its commitment to peace in Liberia,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Karin Landgren, told the Security Council.“The resilience Liberians have demonstrated and their commitment to moving the country forward is inspiring, and bodes well for the hard work that still lies ahead.”Liberia’s civil war lasted 14 years before it ended in 2003. Some 150,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed during the war, and some 750,000 became either internally displaced or fled the country amidst the violence and instability. Since the war ended, the UN has had a peacekeeping presence in the country to bolster a ceasefire agreement and help restore the rule of law and democratic processes, as well as facilitate humanitarian assistance. The security transition in which the Government will progressively take over UNMIL’s responsibilities began in October, marking a new phase for the country.Ms. Landgren said that while Liberia has made great strides, there are still various areas that need to be addressed. “Lasting peace will require fairness and inclusion for all Liberians in their country’s progress. It is more important than ever, as UNMIL draws down, to move swiftly to address the historic – and current – cleavages that are so widely acknowledged,” she said.In her briefing to the Council, Ms. Landgren said UNMIL is currently supporting the country on a number of critical initiatives, including the conduct of a participatory process to reform the Constitution, the electoral reform process to ensure the independence of the National Elections Commission, carrying out public consultations on land rights policies, and launching the country’s first Justice and Security Hub to ensure better access to justice services for Liberians.Ms. Landgren said that while there have been efforts to improve accountability, issues of corruption and tensions between branches of the Government remain at the forefront of political life. These issues affect the country’s long-term stability, and Ms. Landgren noted that they particularly affect the area of natural resource management, where concessions, abuse and allegations of corruption are a potential catalyst for conflict.Investing in the development of Liberia’s justice and security sectors is therefore essential, she said, adding that the UN and all of Liberia’s partners will continue to stand by and support the democratic aspirations of Liberians.As part of its transition process, UNMIL also announced today the deployment of a new Nepalese Formed Police Unit (FPU) comprised of some 120 officers to support peace and stability. The FPUs are an armed component of UNMIL’s police personnel, and they conduct joint patrols with the Liberia National Police, providing rapid response capabilities for crowd control and demonstrations, protecting Government facilities and providing security at prisons.
CANCUN, Mexico — Mart’e Grays scored 23 points and Chante Stonewall had a double-double as No. 16 DePaul rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Princeton 82-67 in the Cancun Challenge on Thursday.Trailing most of the game but getting even after three quarters, DePaul (2-1) outscored the Tigers 24-9 in the final quarter that included 3-pointers by Grays, Stoneman, Sonya Morris and Rebekah Dahlman.Princeton (1-4) built a 15-point lead early in the second quarter before Grays scored five points to end the half to get DePaul within four. Two free throws by Kelly Campbell tied the game with five seconds left in the third quarter.Greys was 9 of 13 from the floor with three 3-pointers while Stonewall had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. Dahlman added 11 points with three 3-pointers.Carlie Littlefield, with three 3-pointers, and Sydney Boyer, with four treys, both scored 16 points to lead Princeton.The Associated Press