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Policeman killed in stone-pelting after PM’s rally in Ghazipur

first_imgA police constable was on Saturday killed and several others injured in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh in stone-pelting after clashes broke out during a protest by members of the Nishad Party. Eleven persons were arrrested and several have been detained for questioning. There are over 90 persons named in the FIR, including 30 named as accused.Constable Suresh Vats was returning from his duty at the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the incident took place under the Nonhara area of the Purvanchal district. Yesh Veer Singh, SP Ghazipur, said the constable was killed when the protestors started pelting stones as the police were “trying to clear the roadblock” created by them. The protestors had blocked roads at four places near the venue, he said. The constable succumbed to his injuries.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the matter and announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 40 lakh to the family of the constable.  He also directed the district magistrate and SSP to “take strict action against the unruly elements and immediate arrest and legal action against them,”  a government statement said. Sanjay Nishad, president of the Nishad Party, demanded a detailed  police investigation into the incident. “The BJP is trying to defame us with wrong allegations,” he said.Praveen Nishad, MP of Gorakhpur, and leader of the Nishad Party while talking to The Hindu said Nishad Party had no role in the violence. He claimed activists of the party were staging a peaceful dharna when members of the BJP who were returning from the rally in vehicles started chasing and attacking the Nishad activists.”Due to the attack, local villagers came to the support of our workers and this led to an altercation. The incident regarding the constable (stone-pelting) took place through the BJP workers,” said Mr. Nishad.The Nishads were demanding issuing of SC certificates for their caste under the name Majwar and implementation of a 2016 notifcation brought under  the Akhilesh Yadav government, said Mr. Nishad. “The present government is not giving us the certificates even though it is still valid,” said the MP. Nishads are among the 17 most-backward castes in UP who have been over the years struggling for SC status.last_img read more

No new taxes in Rajasthan budget, sops for farmers

first_imgNo new taxes were levied in the budget for 2019-20 presented by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the State Assembly here on Wednesday, while tax relief worth ₹301 crore was extended to people of the State through various exemptions and amnesty schemes. Mr. Gehlot termed it a “people’s budget”, which had incorporated the aspirations and suggestions of the common people.Modified budgetMr. Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the modified budget for the current fiscal after the Assembly passed the vote-on-account of ₹86,906 crore in February this year in view of the Lok Sabha election. The modified budget’s estimates for total expenditure were ₹2,32,944.01 crore and those for revenue receipts were ₹1,64,004.64 crore.Taking a major step for “ease of doing farming”, Mr. Gehlot proposed the establishment of a ₹1,000 crore fund for farmers’ welfare, which would be utilised for getting remunerative prices for agricultural produces. Natural farming will also be promoted to reduce input costs and encourage traditional methods with an expenditure of ₹10 crore.Various schemesThe budget proposed various schemes in irrigation, renewable energy, water, transport, animal husbandry and health sectors and gave tax relief through new provisions for exemption in stamp duty and registration fee, electricity duty, motor vehicle tax and irrigation tax and amnesty schemes in mining, commercial taxes and industry sectors.Mr. Gehlot announced a policy for new and renewable energy projects and set a target for disbursement of short-term crop loans worth ₹16,000 crore from cooperative banks. He said his government had given “complete benefit” of loan waiver to farmers by paying on its own the dues of ₹6,000 crore left over by the previous BJP regime.The Chief Minister also announced ₹927 crore for State highways, Janata Clinics on the lines of Mohalla Clinics in Delhi, new policy for electric vehicles and exemption to micro, small and medium enterprises from obtaining various permissions for the first three years of their operations.Government jobsAs many as 75,000 vacancies in various government departments will be filled to provide jobs to the youths, while 104 types of new medicines will be included in the State government’s free medicine scheme. Loans worth ₹1 lakh each will be sanctioned to youths under the Chief Minister’s Yuva Rozgar Yojana.last_img read more

Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya doesn’t regret anything after the Golden Stags’ disappointing 78-73 loss to Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.“That was everything that we could’ve given, and that was the gameplan,” said Macaraya in Filipino. “We let them shoot from outside but they made those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I really can’t say anything bad against my team because they played good defense.”San Sebastian’s scheme worked for the most part as the Pirates attempted just 14 shots at the basket with seven going in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLyceum’s offense came mostly from jumpers with the Pirates converting 19 of their 45 attempts, but the final jump shot was the one that took out the Golden Stags.Jesper Ayaay caught a pass from Reymar Caduyac and hit a gut-wrenching triple from the left corner with 26 seconds left that gave Lyceum a 77-70 lead.center_img Munsayac unsure of severity of ankle sprain MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Despite the loss, Macaraya was still proud of his team’s effort and for sticking to the gameplan he prepared against the Pirates.“I’m very proud of my team because they didn’t give up, they fought until the very end,” said Macaraya whose team slipped to a 1-2 record.last_img read more

2015 World Cup Day Four Draw

first_imgThe fixtures for day four of the 2015 Touch World Cup have been determined.The first game will tap-off at 9am on Saturday.To view, please click on the link below to be taken to the ‘Results/Fixtures’ area of the website –http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-9035-0-0-0&a=COMPSFor more information on the updated tournament structure, please click on the link below:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9035-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=34453618Please check all games as there have been multiple changes.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 Touch World Cup: Website – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15 (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015YouTube – click hereRelated LinksWorld Cup Day Fourlast_img read more

Federal court orders Canada to hand over land to Blood Tribe

first_imgThe Blood Tribe reserve in Alberta is currently 547.5 square miles.Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsA federal court ruled Wednesday that Canada owes the Blood Tribe 162.5 square miles (258 square kilometres) of land to fulfill its Treaty obligations.“The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are pleased to announce that a judgement has been received from the Federal Court on what is known as the “Big Claim”, said a release from the community.“A claim which the Blood Tribe has been pursuing for many years.”The Blood Tribe, located in southern Alberta, first started the process of reclaiming their land in 1980.Under the Treaty Land Entitlement formula, the Blood Tribe was entitled to a reserve of 710 square miles (1,838 square kilometres). The current reserve is 547.5 square miles (1,418 square kilometres)According to the claim in the federal court, the Blood Tribe said that Canada failed to fulfill its Treaty obligation to provide one square mile of reserve land for each five members of the Blood Tribe.That would add approximately 100 square miles to the reserve.It also claimed that the lands between the St. Mary and Kootenay Rivers, to the mountains and to the International Boundary as its reserve; and that its reserve was established by the 1882 Nelson survey, which surveyed the southern boundary of the reserve 5 miles further south than it is currently.“The Federal Court’s findings agreed with the Blood Tribe’s claim that there was an outstanding Treaty obligation and that the Tribe is owed a further 162.5 square miles based on the population at the time,” the statement said.“The Blood Tribe trusts that given the history of the Big Claim and the fact that both the ICC and the Federal Court have found that the Blood Tribe has a valid claim that Canada will not be appealing this recent judgement and that there will be finality to this long outstanding treaty obligation.”The Big Claim was ordered to be to be heard in the Federal Court as three phases.Phase one was the oral history evidence of Blood Tribe Elders, heard in May, 2016, phase two was a hearing on the substantive legal issues that was heard in May and June of 2018, and phase three willdeal with the damages that the Blood Tribe suffered.Leaders in the community first went to the specific claims court in 1996 but in 2002, Canada informed the Blood Tribe that the entire claim was rejected for negotiation through the specific claims process.It was then pursued through the Federal Court.“Now that the Federal Court of Canada has provided its decision Blood Tribe Council will be reviewing the options available to the Blood Tribe including the steps to bring this before the Court to have Phase 3 held and will continue to keep Blood Tribe members informed on the steps being taken in the Big Claim,” the statement said.No one from the community was available for an interview.The trial will continue at a later date to hear evidence and submissions on the remedy on the breach of treaty.tpimentel@aptn.ca@Tamara_aptnlast_img read more

North American stock markets push higher loonie also gains ground

first_imgTORONTO – North American stock markets pushed higher Friday as a broad-based rally helped lift Canada’s main stock index.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 130.28 points to 15,638.45. A surging energy sector led the advance.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 347.51 points to 25,309.99. The S&P 500 index was up 43.34 points to 2,747.30 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 127.30 points to 7,337.39.“The market is benefiting from the fact that as we’ve gotten through this February flop we’ve had a return to rationality and a focus on fundamentals,” said Jamie Robertson, managing director of the portfolio solutions group at Manulife Asset Management. “I think the market’s appetite for volatility is exhausted.”The tumult that saw global equity markets begin to fall at the beginning of February was triggered by U.S. jobs data that showed wages grew more than anticipated, raising worries that signs of higher inflation might push the U.S. Federal Reserve to increase interest rates more quickly. Markets have since bounced back but have been at the mercy of investor’s changing opinions day-to-day on inflation and the Fed.Higher yields generally hurt stock prices by making bonds more appealing to investors.A continued pullback in bond yields from the four-year highs reached earlier this week likely also gave equity investors a shot of confidence on Friday. The yield on U.S. 10-year Treasury notes fell to 2.87 per cent.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar reversed its week-long slide, closing at an average trading value of 78.94 cents US, up 0.26 of a U.S. cent.Robertson attributed the correction to a more positive outlook for oil, as the April crude contract rose 78 cents to US$63.55 per barrel.“The Canadian dollar is always a push and pull between interest rates and oil prices,” he said.Elsewhere in commodities, the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.66 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$2.40 to US$1,330.30 an ounce and the March copper contract was down three cents to US$3.21 a pound.last_img read more

Ponting backs Rishabh to bat at No.4, Ganguly terms him ‘huge asset’

first_imgNew Delhi: Ricky Ponting Tuesday unequivocally backed Rishabh Pant for the number four slot in India’s World Cup line-up and even saw him as one capable of winning the tournament. Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly marked the young wicketkeeper-batsman as one for the future, calling him a “huge asset”. With little over two months to go for the World Cup and the number four batsman yet to be decided, it could now boil down to performance in the Indian Premier League, according to Ganguly. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh But Ponting, a two-time World Cup winning Australian captain, left nothing to doubt when discussions turned to Pant. “The first thing I would do is pick him in that Indian squad for the World Cup, I would play him as a batter, I would play him at number four. He is the sort of guy, with that kind of talent, he can win you a World Cup, he has just got that x-factor,” Ponting said. Ganguly added, “Anybody who wants to succeed in shorter formats of the game he has to go up, we have seen the best in world do that. If you send Rishabh at number four, he will score runs for you because he is so talented, he has got so much time to play. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “In his short career he has been remarkable for India and once he starts getting opportunity consistently, he will be a top player.” Pant had a terrific start to his Test career, becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to score centuries in England and Australia, but there is a perception that he hasn’t showed the temperament or tasted as much success in the shorter formats. During an interaction organised by the Delhi Capitals, Ganguly didn’t agree with the viewpoint. “Look at the way he played in the IPL last year, he got a full tournament, 14 games, and he was probably the second highest run-getter in the IPL last year. “The problem with him in shorter formats is that he doesn’t get regular cricket because you have a champion in MS Dhoni who actually plays most of the shorter formats, so Rishabh is coming in and going out all the time and that’s never good for anybody, however quality a player you are,” Ganguly said. Pant’s exploits with the willow has the taken the cricket world by storm in recent months. Ganguly said, “The reason he succeeds in Test cricket is because he plays consistently. How many Indian wicketkeeper-batsmen have got Test hundreds in England and Australia, and he scored them at ease. It’s not that he struggled, it’s not that he looked out of place against fast bowling. “For me, he is your future. For the next 10 years, you will see that boy a lot in all formats of the game and not because he plays for Delhi, he can play for anyone he wants to.” Pant will be eyeing a successful IPL with the rechristened Delhi Capitals. “Just the serious talent he is, he is a hard worker, I have been watching him at nets for the last four years, he is always the first one to come out and bat for longer periods. He will be huge asset to Indian cricket in the years to come,” said Ganguly.last_img read more

Amit Shah to address 2 meetings at Cooch Behar & Raigunj on March 30

first_imgKolkata: BJP national president Amit Shah will address two meetings at Cooch Behar and Raigunj on March 30. He will again address a public rally on April 3 in North Bengal. Narendra Modi is likely to address two meetings at Siliguri and Kolkata on April 3, while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also address public meetings. However, the time of Modi’s address in the two cities has not yet been finalised. In Raigunj, BJP candidate Nimu Bhowmick got over 2 lakh votes in 2014. There will be a four-way fight in the constituency with Mohammed Salim of CPI(M) and Deepa Das Munshi of Congress will be fighting against Kanaia Lal Agarwal of Trinamool Congress. In 2014, Das Munshi had got 3.15 lakh votes, while Salim had got 3.17 lakh. In Cooch Behar, Paresh Chandra Adhikary, former minister in the Left Front regime, has been nominated by Trinamool Congress.last_img read more

Civic body empowers engineers to take tough action for disaster management

first_imgKolkata: The executive engineers of the borough offices under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) have been empowered to take action for disaster management in their specific jurisdictional areas.A notification in this regard has recently been issued by KMC commissioner Khalil Ahmed which states that the executive engineers will be able to take important decisions related to disaster management. According to the notification, the borough engineers can take decisions whether a dangerous building needs to be vacated immediately and can also make arrangements to prevent losses during any natural disasters. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation presently has 16 boroughs under its jurisdiction that covers all the 144 wards in the city. The borough engineers can also take action as per law against any illegal construction under their jurisdictional area by informing their higher authority. Till date, the decision regarding evacuation from dangerous buildings was taken from the central office of the civic body. It may be mentioned that KMC has already issued notices to several old and dangerous buildings in the city under the amended Building Laws, Section 412 A of KMC Act 1980. The amendment empowers the civic body to acquire old buildings whose owners refuse to repair them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe civic body is slapping notices to the owners and in case they are tenanted structures, asks them to hold meeting with the tenants and get them repaired at their own expense. The KMC will soon stop issuing fresh licences or renew the same for carrying out business in dangerous buildings in the city. There are around 3,000 dangerous buildings in the city and a number of them are dilapidated. Many of these buildings are used as business establishments. There are shops as well as bazaar in these buildings. “If such a dangerous building collapses then it may prove fatal both for the buyers and the sellers. A number of unsafe buildings recently caved-in resulting in death of a few people. So, we decided to act tough in this matter for the safety of the citizens,” an official ofw KMC’s building department said.last_img read more

Baseball Early innings determined outcomes in Ohio States split series against BethuneCookman

Ohio State assistant coach Chris Holick (6) embraces and greets players after the top of the fifth inning in Ohio State’s 2-1 win against Cal State Northridge in extra innings on Mar. 16 in Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Ebo Amissah-Aggrey | Lantern ReporterEarly starts dictated success in Daytona, Florida, as the Ohio State baseball team (7-5) split its four-game series against Bethune-Cookman (5-6). Game 1A comeback fell short for the Buckeyes in Florida on Friday.  Despite an 11-strikeout game from redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway, Ohio State (5-4) came up short against Bethune-Cookman (4-4), losing 4-3. Lonsway had the most strikeouts by an Ohio State pitcher in nine years in the losing effort. Ohio State then-junior Alex Wimmers struck out 11 batters back in 2010 in a game against Minnesota. Junior pitcher Anthony Maldonado allowed only three hits and one run in seven innings of work for the Wildcats for his first win of the season. Bethune-Cookman redshirt senior center fielder Zach Spivey got a two-out hit with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Wildcats would add two more runs to balloon the lead to 4-0. Ohio State surged late with a two-run single by freshman third baseman Zach Dezenzo in the bottom of the ninth inning to reduce the deficit to one run. Redshirt senior pitcher Brandon Wilkes recorded the last out for the Wildcats to earn his second save of the season. Game 2The Buckeyes bounced back with their third shutout win of the season. Ohio State (6-4) defeated Bethune-Cookman (4-5) by a score of 6-0. Freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn earned his second win of the season in 6 1/3 innings of work. Despite allowing 10 hits, the Buckeyes turned three double plays to prevent any damage on the scoreboard. The baserunning for Ohio State made an impact as well, with a season-high four stolen bases. After scoring two runs in the first inning, the Buckeyes never looked back. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone produced three hits and an RBI in the win. Senior pitcher Tyler Krull was given the loss for the Wildcats. Game 3An explosive showing from the bats helped Ohio State to its second straight win. The Buckeyes (7-4) beat Bethune-Cookman (4-6) by a score of 16-9 on Sunday, the most runs the Buckeyes have scored in a game this season. Five different Buckeyes had multiple-RBI games, including a three-RBI game from junior shortstop Noah West.The Buckeyes pounced to a 14-1 lead before the Wildcats stepped up to hit in the bottom of the second inning. Despite giving up his most runs this season, sophomore pitcher Griffan Smith earned his third win in 2019. Smith had six earned runs in five innings of work. Junior pitcher Bryan Melendez was given his first loss of the season for the Wildcats. Game 4Ohio State lost the series finale to split the series with Bethune-Cookman.The Buckeyes (7-5) could not overcome an early deficit to the Wildcats (5-6) in their 8-3 loss. Missed opportunities and free baserunners plagued the Buckeyes throughout the game. Although seven runs were scored during junior pitcher Jake Vance’s time of the mound, only two counted as earned runs against him after a six-run second inning fueled by an error and a flyball lost in the sun. The Buckeyes also allowed seven walks in the contest, tying the season-high for walks previously set in both of the Texas A&M Corpus Christi games.Senior first baseman Danny Rodriguez drove in three RBIs for the Wildcats. Vance fell to 1-1 on the year, and Jordan Pinto earned his second win of the season. Ohio State takes on Furman in Greenville, South Carolina as part of the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational. The game is set for 6 p.m. Friday. read more

Debuchy hopeful of making World Cup

first_imgSaint-Etienne defender Mathieu Debuchy is hopeful of making the French World Cup squad this summer after impressing in Ligue 1 this seasonThe former Arsenal defender returned to Ligue 1 in January with Saint-Etienne after a disappointing spell in North London.Since his return to France, Debuchy has impressed and recently won a Player of the Month award with the full-back now hopeful of making a comeback to the France team ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.“I was surprised to get back to this level so quickly. Surprised but very happy. There are places up for grabs for the World Cup.” said the 32-year-old, according to SportsMole.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“After the hard times I have known, to return after four months with St Etienne followed by a World Cup would be magic. When the squad is announced, I think I’ll be in front of my TV and I’ll wait like everyone else.”Debuchy has made 27 appearances for France at international level and his last appearance for the national side came in September 2015.last_img read more

Rashford assures he will be fit for the start of the

first_imgThe Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford who missed an open training session with a knock, but fears he could miss the tournament have assured fans he is fit enough to play the World Cup tournament.The 20-year-old Manchester United forward is currently in Russia with the England squad ahead of their World Cup campaign. However, there were fears the 20-year-old could be forced to miss some or all of the opening group games with an injury. He was seen hobbling out of a training session in Repino, but he has since allayed those fears.“Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting,” he Tweeted to his 1.13 million followers.“Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about.” harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting. Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about ?? #ThreeLions— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 13, 2018The starlet lit up the Three Lions’ last game against Costa Rica by scoring an absolute belter and looking to take players on at any possible opportunity.England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They face Panama on June 24 before a potential top-of-the-table clash with Belgium on June 24.last_img read more

Chelsea eye a shock move for Rob Green

first_imgFormer England goalkeeper Rob Green has emerged as a shock target for Chelsea in a free transfer, reports talkSPORTThe Blues are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer with current number one Thibaut Courtois edging closer than ever to completing a dream move to Real Madrid.In light of this, Chelsea have rather surprisingly offered Green to chance to continue his playing career for at least one more season by acting as cover for them.The 38-year-old spent last season on the bench at fellow Premier League side Huddersfield and was released by the club at the end of last season.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.With few options available, Green had contemplated calling time on his rapidly declining career.But in a new twist,  the former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper could now be set to make a return to London this summer with Chelsea and will compete with Argentina international Willy Caballero for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.Both Stoke City’s Jack Butland and new AC Milan signing Pepe Reina have also been linked with moves to Chelsea.last_img read more

Roma closing in on Steven NZonzi

first_imgSteven N’Zonzi is set to complete a move to Roma from Spanish side Sevilla after reports emerged that both clubs have sealed a deal for the French midfielderRecent reports suggest N’zonzi reportedly agreed to join Roma for €25m plus bonuses, but they cannot sign the Sevilla midfielder until Maxime Gonalons makes way.According to Calciomercato.com, N’Zonzi reached ‘an agreement in principle’ with Roma sporting director Monchi, coincidentally the man who took the midfielder to Sevilla in 2016.The website explains the 28-year-old is currently holidaying in the United States, where the Giallorossi are playing their preseason tour, having just won the World Cup with France.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.The former Blackburn player has been a subject of transfer tussle with Premier League side Arsenal equally keen on his services.Arsenal coach Unai Emery worked with the French midfielder in Spain and was keen to reunite with him, but it seems the Serie A have won the transfer battle.However, the Lupi would have to sell Gonalons first – a task that is not proving easy, with Everton and Crystal Palace seeing their offers ‘returned to sender.’last_img read more

Review Spain – Croatia

first_imgSpain demolished Croatia 6-0 in Elche. Rodrigo, Isco, Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio and Saul all wrote their names on the score sheet in Croatia’s worst ever defeat in international football. Spain starting lineup David de Gea, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Jose Luis Gaya, Sergio Busquets, Saul Niguez, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Marco Asensio, Rodrigo Croatia starting lineup Lovre Kalinic, Josip Pivaric, Domagoj Vida, Matej Mitrovic, Sime Vrsaljko, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Ivan SantiniIn the 5th minute, de Gea and his defenders made a mess of a simple situation with some unnecessarily risky passes. Ivan Rakitic stole the ball and fired a shot which went by like a bullet past the far post. Spain got lucky. A couple of minutes later, Perisic was caught napping on the defensive end, putting the opposition in a goalscoring position. Dani Carvajal got behind him and inside the penalty area, but his attempt at finding Rodrigo was blocked by Mitrovic. Ivan Santini had a great goalscoring opportunity of his own when he was left unmarked by Spain’s defense. He got at the end of a Sime Vrsaljko cross, but missed the net by centimeters.Saul’s second goal in the space of four days opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. The goal was fairly simple. A long ball to Carvajal, who crossed it with the outside part of his foot. Saul Niguez flew in from midfield and headed the ball home to give Spain a 1-0 lead.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid join forces, as Dani Carvajal tees up Saul Niguez for the perfect header. Spain leads World Cup finalist Croatia in the #NationsLeague early on (via @UnivisionSports) pic.twitter.com/7oFCcXmHi1— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) September 11, 2018Ten minutes later, Marco Asensio scored a spectacular first goal wearing Spain’s shirt. He just blasted the ball from over 20 meters out, beating an unprepared Lovre Kalinic and gave his side a 2-0 advantage.BOOOM | Marco Asensio ! ?#SPACRO 2️⃣-0️⃣ pic.twitter.com/xnWjvZMWRA— Eleven Sports BE (@ElevenBE_fr) September 11, 2018Two minutes later, he did it again. He received a ball at the right flank, where he was all alone. Asensio came on to his stronger left foot, aimed the ball towards goal and struck another thunderbolt which ricochetted off the bar, off Kalinic’s back and into the net. 3-0 Spain. Remarkable.2 goals in 2 minutes for Spain! ⏰It may go down as an own-goal, but what an effort from Marco Asensio to make it 3-0…???Watch live on Sky Sports PL now!Follow: https://t.co/clJVVjgKuU pic.twitter.com/nMeE2aLFpF— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2018Rodrigo had a header go wide right before the half-time whistle sounded. Croatia had a couple of chances which if used would’ve changed the entire complexity of the contest. They weren’t, and Luis Enrique’s team took full advantage. The acres of space left on the flanks didn’t do any service to Dalic’s men either.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Five minutes into the second period, Rodrigo extended Spain’s lead to 4-0. He ran away from Domagoj Vida, avoiding an offside trap in the process, and was found with a neat pass by Marco Asensio. Rodrigo then routinely beat the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation, putting the ball through his legs. Zlatko Dalic was sitting on the bench in despair.The future is bright for Spain! ???It looks like they are back on the international scene with a bang as they lead World Cup finalists Croatia 4-0! ?Watch live on Sky Sports PL now!Follow: https://t.co/clJVVjgKuU pic.twitter.com/axdxVvbvj0— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2018Things only got worse when Sergio Ramos was left alone during a corner kick and bowed down to make it 5-0.#NationsLeague??? España 5-0 Croacia ??¡Goooool de España!Apareció sin marca Sergio Ramos para hacer el quinto de La Roja. pic.twitter.com/0WIimZaPpK— Nación Deportes (@naciondeportes_) September 11, 2018It was getting to the point where Croatia’s players just wanted for the match to be over sooner and catch a flight back home. Rodri replaced Busquets after Ramos’ goal. Marko Pjaca for Marcelo Brozovic and Thiago Alcantara for Saul Niguez, who left the pitch under a standing ovation from his hometown crowd in Elche, were the next two changes. Spain weren’t about to slow down. In the 70th minute, Isco made it 6-0. Asensio found him inside the box, the Real Madrid man made a dummy move to fool Vida and shot the ball in the opposite corner.Sensational touch and finish from Isco ?? pic.twitter.com/M74BNcu6nL— FootyStats (@FootyStats_org) September 11, 2018After the goal, Marko Livaja came in for Ivan Santini. The final substitution for Luis Enrique was Cesar Azpilicueta for Dani Carvajal. In the 85th minute, Rodrigo broke away from Vida again and nearly scored his second goal of the contest. Vida managed to block the striker’s left-footed effort with his backheel. Moments later, Isco had a chance for a second as well. Spain came perilously close to goal number seven in the 90th minute, when Vida’s deflection came onto the foot of Thiago Alcantara, whose powerful shot was saved by Kalinic. On the rebound, Rodrigo redirected the ball towards goal with an overhead kick. Ceballos got a touch on it, but didn’t find the net.After three minutes of injury time, the referee put an end to Croatia’s worst ever defeat in international football.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo museum These trophies cannot be robbed

first_imgAfter Luka Modric won FIFA’s The Best award, the Cristiano Ronaldo museum posted a curious warning on social mediaMonday night proved to be a forgettable one for Ronaldo, who missed out on two awards in FIFA’s The Best ceremony in London.Although neither Ronaldo or fellow five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi attended the gala, which saw Luka Modric end their decade long-hold of the top individual prize in football.The Croatian playmaker saw off fellow nominees Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to be named FIFA’s Player of the Year.Following the announcement, many criticised the decision to not award Ronaldo the prize after inspiring Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown last season.The Cristiano Ronaldo museum wrote on Instagram: “These trophies cannot be robbed. There is an alarm.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The Portuguese’s agent, Jorge Mendes, said: “It is simply ridiculous.”last_img read more

De Laurentiis Fine teams who finish bottom

first_imgNapoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is of the view that the Serie A should fine teams who finish bottom.The Napoli supremo feels there is nothing romantic about smaller sides fighting for their lives with the likes of Frosinone always dropping out and returning to the top division.“You finish first, you get €100m, for example,” he told the New York Times and cited via Football Italia.“You finish second, you earn €50m, and so on. But if you finish last, you pay a fine.“Frosinone [arrived in Serie A] already relegated. Clubs like Frosinone do not draw fans, or interest, or broadcasters to the League.An evening with Aurelio De Laurentiis, in which he suggests that teams who get relegated should be fined for being rubbish, and talks an unexpected amount about the ‘Ndrangheta https://t.co/obJkRA02s0— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) January 21, 2019Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“They come up, they do not try to compete, and they go back down, except with their coffers stuffed by what he sees as an unwarranted share of the division’s television revenue.“The problem is the small teams have the same rights as the big one. Why should Frosinone have a season in Serie A, be given a slice of the pagnotta and then be relegated back to the third division?“If they cannot compete, if they finish last, they should have to pay a fine. They shouldn’t be given money for failing.“Promotion and relegation is the biggest idiocy in soccer. Especially when you also have UEFA trying to force clubs to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.“Clubs should be structured geographically, so they can all be self-sufficient. If they cannot survive financially, if they cannot be self-sufficient, they should be booted out.”last_img read more

People on the Move 021909

first_imgTime Inc. has named Karin Tracy publisher of People StyleWatch. Most recently, Tracy served as associate publisher at InStyle.Deborah Jones Barrow, who previously held positions at Meredith Corp. and Primedia, was named executive vice president and publishing director at Montvale, New Jersey-based Wainscot Media. Recently, Barrow served as chief content and traffic officer at wowOwow.com.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barton Gellman was named contributing editor at large at Time magazine. Previously, Gellman spent more than two decades writing for the Washington Post. Former Nielsen Business Media managing editor Kenneth Hein has been named director of communications at J. Walter Thompson. At Nielsen, Hein managed the company’s media/entertainment brands, which were sold to e5 Global Media in December.United Business Media Think Tank Services CEO Philip Chapnick was appointed to the newly-created position of group chief representative for UBM in China. At the same time, UBM said Think Services will be merged with TechWeb and the new group will be led by TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff.SmartMoney named Alice Hagge copy chief. Most recently, Hagge served as a freelancer at Time. Prior to that she served as copy chief at Condé Nast Portfolio.last_img read more

Nasdaq up for seventh straight session

first_imgNasdaq up for seventh straight session1.1K viewsNasdaq up for seventh straight session1.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Nasdaq up for seventh straight session1.1K viewsBusinessThe Nasdaq rose for the seventh straight session, driven by biotech stocks. The Composite getting closer to the 5,000 mark. But stocks mostly ended in the red zone amid uncertainty over the prospectsVentuno Web Player 4.50The Nasdaq rose for the seventh straight session, driven by biotech stocks. The Composite getting closer to the 5,000 mark. But stocks mostly ended in the red zone amid uncertainty over the prospectslast_img read more