Bolts beat Painters, spoil Yap’s historic night

first_imgLATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Jared Dillinger added 16 points for the Bolts including the go-ahead triple, 61-58, late in the third quarter. He went 4-of-8 from downtown and also had two steals.JD Weatherspoon tallied 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Elasto Painters (1-2), who raced to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.The 35-year-old Yap joined the elite 10,000-point club after hitting a 3-pointer from the left corner with 49.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We got off to a very poor start on the offensive side of the court. We were really turning the basketball over which was leading to points for them,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“We came out really aggressive in the second half.”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 starsMeralco, which joined NLEX atop the standings with a 3-0 record, ruined James Yap’s momentous night.Yap, the Rain or Shine swingman, reached 10,000 career points. He came into the game needing only three points to hit the mark and finished with seven points on 3-of-13 from the field. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Meralco shook off its early struggles to rally past Rain or Shine, 89-73, and stay undefeated in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Ynares Center here.Allen Durham scored 23 points and coralled 23 rebounds with eight assists to boot for the Bolts, who went on a 30-point turnaround after falling behind by as much as 14 in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes looking to slot in Belo for Cruz in SEA Games roster Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant 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 National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Valdez, Reyes say PH team can do better after win

first_imgSubstitutes Kianna Dy and Gen Casugod were visibly nervous during their brief time on the floor with the two unable to put on points and instead produced errors late in the match.Reyes was pleased with how her team performed but she knows they can perform better in the coming days.“We’re happy with how we played,” said Reyes. “We just need to up our confidence and increase our intensity in the next games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ceres delivers magical win BIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines took an emphatic opening game win in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship on Wednesday, and the talismanic Alyssa Valdez hopes the Filipinos could build on that confidence-booster in the coming days.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re really getting our confidence and we’re hoping we can bring this confidence to future games,” said Valdez at Alonte Sports Arena.“And of course this is also in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games,” she added.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 starsValdez was a picture of confidence in the Philippines’ first game with her game-high 14 points on 13 of 21 spikes.The opening win over Hong Kong, she said, was just a part of the process they’re looking to complete in the tournament. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ The Philippines’ 1-0 card puts the team at an early position atop Pool A and another win will see it strut to the quarterfinals.“We have a bigger goal, and the whole team’s mind-set is to achieve that bigger goal of advancing,” said Valdez. “This game was really for our country. We really wanted to show everyone that we’ve prepared hard for this tournament while we were in Japan and now that we’re here, we’re also preparing for the SEA Games.”Meanwhile, skipper Mika Reyes admitted the Philippines could have gotten off to a better start against Hong Kong.“There’s still the first-game jitters and I’ve always said that our camp wasn’t that long; it was just two or three weeks,” said Reyes in Filipino after scoring six points in the win. “But we still applied the patterns and the lessons we’ve learned during our Japan training camp.”The Philippines went to Japan in preparation for the AVC tournament and the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

England cricketer in hiding after raid

first_imgEngland Test cricketer Usman Afzaal is hiding in a “safe house” after a betting gang posing as cops ransacked his family house.According to British tabloid, ‘News Of the World’, 33-year-old Afzaal is under police protection after being targeted by a shady betting syndicate.”Test match ace Usman Afzaal, 33, is being guarded at a “safe house” after a gang posing as cops ransacked his family home with a fake warrant,” the report said.Afzaal’s family reported the unusual incident to a Nottingham police station next morning but they were informed that no such record of investigation existed.Afzaal’s brother Kamran had also received an anonymous blackmail call, asking for a sum of 100,000 pounds within 24 hours, failing which his family would be reported to cricket’s anti-corruption squad, the report said.The family had to leave their three-storey townhouse on the outskirts of Nottingham after the bizarre episode.”They have gone. They have been under police protective custody for a couple of months and have moved out,” a neighbour at the family home, was quoted as saying by the tabloid last night.Scotland Yard’s Serious and Organised Crime Command were tipped off by Customs officers who had learned of the menacing demand.”It is believed the gang involved may have links to an illegal gambling ring run by an Indian fixer based in the Middle-East,” the report said.Pakistan-born England cricketer Afzaal featured in three Ashes Tests against Australia in 2001.last_img read more


first_imgVardys 22 goals, including a Premier League record Vardys 22 goals, including a Premier League record scoring run of 11 consecutive games, have fueled the title charge. Relegation was forecast for this team, not embarrassing the gilded elite. Even more astonishingly, the title was won with two games to spare, leaving the mighty Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City trailing in their wake. Vichai Raksriaksorn, who also owns Thai duty free giant King Power, never expected to be posing with his own title winners when he bought Leicester in 2010 in a deal that valued the club at 39 million pounds (now about USD 57 million). The Foxes had only just climbed out of the third tier back then, and took until 2014 to end their 10-year exile from the Premier League, where they now tower over every other team in England. Before Leicester, the last first-time champion of England was another modest east Midlands team, Nottingham Forest, back in 1978. Forest followed that pre-Premier League era triumph by winning the European Cup not once, but twice. The magnitude of Leicesters feat will be measured by what happens next. “We made a lot of dreams come true,” Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater said. “Were not going to drop off. Were going to push on.” However, Leicester will have to keep stars like Vardy and winger Riyad Mahrez from the grasps of wealthier clubs. “We are not a team who produces players to be developed later by other teams,” said the owners son, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. “All players want to stay and keep on fighting together to see how far they can go. So selling players is not on our agenda.” Manager Claudio Ranieri has cautioned against expecting Leicester to retain its title. “I think no,” Ranieri said when asked about defending the trophy. “But we want to continue to build.” Ranieris task when he was hired as manager last year was just keeping Leicester in the top flight. Now the 64-year-old Italian has his first-ever major title. “The emotion was at the maximum level,” Ranieri, who was fired from his last job with Greece in 2014, said before training. “It means the job is good. I am very, very happy now because maybe if I won this title at the beginning of my career maybe I would forget. Now I am an old man I can feel it much better.” So too can lifelong fans like 51-year-old Sharanjit Singh, who has endured decades of heartache following a team that flitted between leagues, constantly battling relegation or seeking promotion. “It doesnt matter if we do nothing like this again,” Singh said at Leicester Market, which was festooned with Leicester banners. The celebration will continue for weeks. Before the victory parade, Leicester has to receive the trophy on Saturday after the penultimate match of its season against Everton. AP AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Gattuso: Milan ‘fragility’ a real concern

first_imgGennaro Gattuso accepted responsibility after AC Milan “suffered” through a 2-1 Europa League defeat to Real Betis – a result that will no doubt increase the scrutiny over the head coach’s future.Giovani Lo Celso scored the second goal in sublime fashion having set up Antonio Sanabria’s opener as the La Liga visitors eased into a two-goal lead at San Siro.The Rossoneri struggled to find a way back into the contest before Samu Castillejo teed up Patrick Cutrone in the 83rd minute, with the former – who was sent off late on – also having a strong penalty shout during a frantic finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, the result in Group F will lead to further speculation over Gattuso’s position, with media reports suggesting Roberto Donadoni is being lined up as a replacement.”We lost direction. In this game, we suffered,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia . “We are losing our belief, the team is not playing with a free mind and is suffering a lot. “At this moment the mentality, the fragility of the team worries me. We must understand, at this time we are not even as good as we were for so long, we have not found that fluidity. “We must talk to the players, see what problems there are, but my tactical ideas may be wrong too.”There’s no more time. @RealBetis take home the three points / Non c’è più tempo: il Betis porta a casa i 3 punti #MilanBetis 1-2 #UEL — AC Milan (@acmilan) October 25, 2018 Gattuso’s Milan have struggled defensively – they have not registered a clean sheet in Serie A so far this season – and, worryingly, looked short of ideas in attack until the closing stages against Betis.”We must understand what is the solution to improve,” he added.”At a mental level we are not able to react, we are not masters of the field. In defensive transition we have always suffered, but we were creating an attack. We did not even do that.”Milan return to domestic action with a home game against Sampdoria on Sunday.last_img read more

World Athletics Championships HIGHLIGHTS: Usain Bolt limps out from farewell race, Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris stuns Mo Farah

first_imgHere are the highlights from a dramatic Day 9 of the World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt limped out in his farewell race as Jamaica finished last in 4x100m relay. In the 5000m race, Mo Farah finished second to Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris.03:08 IST: That’s all for today. Have a good night ahead.AP Photo02:50 IST: Not the best way to finish a fantastic career.Reuters Photo02:38 IST: Usain Bolt bows out without a medal in his final race as Jamaica finish last.02:07 IST: Great Britain win 4x100m relay.???? PANDEMONIUM! @BritAthletics men banish their relay hoodoo at home in front of a home crowd and claim WORLD ?? #BeTheNext hometown heroes IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201702:36 IST: Bolt cramps, limps and falls down in major heartbreak for Jamaica.02:31 IST: Canada, Turkey, USA, Jamaica, France, GB, China, Japan are the teams.02:29 IST: Bolt warming up on the track. He’s taking it all in before his last race. Huge applause across the stadium.02:25 IST: Race about to start02:19 IST: Teams walking out for the 4×100 m relay02:17 IST: Mo Farah medal ceremony underway. National anthems playing at medal ceremony now.02:!3 IST: Great race.??º?? WHAT A RACE! @usatf holds off a charging @BritAthletics team to take 4x100m relay gold ?? #BeTheNext team IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201702:10 IST: Time has come for the last event of the day. And also this man’s last-ever major race. Reuters Photo TEN MINUTESUntil the men’s 4x100m final#IAAFworlds // IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201702:09 IST: USA win women’s 4×100 metres relay race.Women’s 4x100m podium:1 USA2 Great Britain & NI3 Jamaica#IAAFworlds IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201702:02 IST: Gold for Germany in Javelin throw.It’s javelin gold to Germany!Johannes Vetter wins the #IAAFworlds title with 89.89m IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:56 IST: It’s getting closer and closer. Relay time #IAAFworlds IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:53 IST: Look who’s coming out for the one last time. One last time tonight, @usainbolt will tread the most heated, pressured path in all of sport to the London track… #BeTheNext focused IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201701:47 IST: Bye bye Mo!Thank you @Mo_Farah2011 ????2013 ????2015 ????2017 ????#IAAFworlds IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:43 IST: Meanwhile, it is over for Davinder Singh Kang at #London2017. He finishes 12th (out of 13) with a mark of 80.02m in the javelin throw final.01:41 IST: What will be the outcome of the other outgoing legend? Are you ready? Who’s ready for @usainbolt last race at the #IAAFWorlds ? IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:38 IST: G.O.A.T.World 10,000m: ????????World 5000: ????????Olympic 10,000m: ????Olympic 5000m: ????An undisputed legend #MoFarah#BeTheNext GOAT IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201701:32 IST: That’s how you bow out. In style.YEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!SILVER FOR @Mo_Farah Im out?? #MoFarah #REPRESENT ???? British Athletics (@BritAthletics) August 12, 201701:30 IST: And the moment when it came to an end.AP Photo01:29 IST: Maria Lasitskene wins the women’s high jump world title. Maria Lasitskene wins the women’s high jump world title!She wins the #IAAFworlds gold medal after clearing 2.03m IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:26 IST: But, lets take out some time and celebrate the sprinting legend’s brilliant career! Take a bow, Mo Farah!AP Photo01:25 IST: Davinder throws  80.02 on his third attempt.01:16 IST: Not the ideal ending to glittering career but a silver nonetheless for the legend.Muktar Edris prevails in an incredible men’s 5000m at #IAAFworldsA worthy championHe wins Ethiopia’s second gold at these world champs IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:10 IST: Davinder misses his second attempt.01:09 IST: Mo Farah finishes second! And that’s it for the Briton! What a career ti has been. Muktar Edirs wins the sprint finish!Gold for Ethiopia in the men’s 5000m in 13:31.79!2nd Farah GBR3rd Chelimo USA#IAAFworlds- IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:09 IST: Muktar Edris wins men’s 5,000m gold for Ethiopia!01:04 IST: Live splits from men’s 5000 metres final.#IAAFworlds Live splits from the men’s 5k final here: IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201701:02 IST: Thomas Rohler throws 87.08 and finishes second after the first attempts. Davinder is 12th. 01:01 IST: Marcin Krukowski throws 82.0101:00 IST: Tero Pitkamaki throws 83.4900:58 IST: Andreas Hofmann throws 75.45 while Ahmed Bader Magour manages 76.3400:56 IST: Petr Frydrych throws 84.31, moves to the third spotadvertisement00:54 IST: Ioannis Kiriazis throws 79.57. Davinder is sixth now.00:52 IST: This man is ready to run for the one last time. Cherish him in slo-mo!Slo-mo Mo#IAAFworlds // IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201700.52 IST: Johannes Vetter moves on to the No.1 position — throws 89.8900.51 IST: Magnus Kirt throws 80.48 and is second now.00:49 IST: Davinder throws 75.40 on his first attempt. 00:48 IST: Keshorn Walcott has thrown 84.48 on his first attempt while Jakub Vadlejch has managed 77.1000:44 IST: The Javelin Throw Final event is about to start and Davinder is third in the startlist.00:39 IST: Meanwhile in women’s 100m hurdles.Sally Pearson for gold! She wins the 100m hurdles final at #IAAFworlds in 12.59! IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201700:35 IST: Can Davinder write his name in the history books?Athletes are warming up ahead of the men’s javelin final at #IAAFworldsFollow every throw live: IAAF (@iaaforg) August 12, 201700:33 IST: Not long before Davinder takes the field. All the very best to Davinder paaji for the javelin final at @London2017. Bas aapka best dena hai. Pura desh aapke saath hai ??????- Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 12, 201700:20 IST: One last time.He’s inspired and astonished in equal measure. So one last time tonight, see the best. Ever. #BeTheNext #incredibolt IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201700:12 IST: Lets not forget this man too. He finished off the 5000m heats in some style. 2?? mo’ hours to go. Here’s how @Mo_Farah reacted after his 5000m heat #BeTheNext multi-champ #MoFarah IAAF World Champs (@IAAFWorldChamps) August 12, 201700:10 IST: Can these four do it for Jamaica? Can the other three help Bolt finish off on a high? 00:05 IST: But today it’s more than just these two legends. India’s own Davinder Singh Kang will look to bring home a medal when he participates in the Javelin throw final. This will be the first of the three major events. Reuters Photo00:03 IST: it’s not just about Bolt today. Another legend bids adieu to athletics — Mo Farah. Reuters Photo 00:01 IST: Just over two hours to go before we see this man for the one last time sprinting on the tracks. Reuters PhotoIt will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men’s 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships.The Jamaican is hoping to step away from the track having won his 20th global championship title, something he was denied last week when he finished third in the 100m behind American Justin Gatlin.Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4×100 metres relay while United States ran the fastest time of the year.Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two semi-final heats in 37.95 seconds, ahead of France (38.03) and China (38.20).advertisementJamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the U.S. who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medallist in the 100 metres, running the anchor leg.Fans flocking to the London Stadium on Saturday will probably be treated to a double dose of the 30-year-old sprint legend as Bolt plans to take part in the relay heats in the day’s first session.MO FARAH AIMS TO GO OUT ON A HIGHThere will be a fair amount of emotion from the stands as Mo Farah also runs in his last track race – the 5,000 metres final.The Briton is aiming to complete an unprecedented World Championship triple-double, having retained his 10,000m title on the first day – the home nation’s only medal.INDIA’S MEDAL HOPES HINGE ON DAVINDERMeanwhile, India’s hopes for a medal in the championships will hinge on Davinder Singh Kang’s shoulders.He became the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships while his more fancied compatriot Neeraj Chopra crashed out in the qualification round.Competing in the qualification round Group B, Kang, who was carrying a shoulder injury, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83m in his third and final throw as he sent the iron spear to a distance of 84.22m. He had a 82.22m in his opening throw and then came up with 82.14m in his second.The 26-year-old athlete from Punjab was under pressure to touch the 83m in his final attempt and he was the last man to take the throw. He did it in style by sending the spear beyond the qualification mark to the huge relief of the Indian camp.last_img read more

World Cup 2018: FIFA to investigate discriminatory chants by England fans

first_imgFIFA have launched investigations into possible discriminatory chanting by England supporters during the World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.FIFA did not give any details of the chanting but said it had received a report from observers at the match at the Luzhniki Stadium which Croatia won 2-1 after extra time.”We can confirm that a report has been filed through the anti-discrimination monitoring system in relation to chants of a possible discriminatory nature by English fans at yesterday’s match,” FIFA said in a statement on Thursday.”Subsequently, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Association… As proceedings are ongoing, please understand we cannot comment further at this stage.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEFIFA has employed teams of specialist observers at all World Cup matches to detect possible racist and homophobic chanting and banners at matches.ENGLAND FINED FOR BREACHING MARKETING RULES England were fined 70,000 Swiss Francs ($70,585.9) and Uruguay were given a 50,000 Swiss Francs sanction for breaking media and marketing rules during the World Cup.”Several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the World Cup quarter-final match between Sweden and England,” world soccer’s governing body said.READ – Harry Kane ‘gutted’ as England fail to bring it homeFIFA added that the Football Association had previously been asked to desist.No specific details were given but Croatia and Sweden were previously fined because players wore unauthorised ankle socklets over their team kit or took a drink with a non-sponsors’ logo onto the field.advertisementREAD – FIFA warns broadcasters for focusing on womenUruguay were fined for a similar offence plus for arriving late for one of their matches, which FIFA did not detail.”In particular, only one member of the Uruguayan national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items during the quarter-final match between Uruguay and France,” it added.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Has A Message For Clemson Fans

first_imgHead coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium.CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after a ruling on the field during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For the fourth consecutive season the Clemson Tigers are in the College Football Playoff, and Dabo Swinney sounds ecstatic about the opportunity to play at AT&T Stadium.Clemson will face Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, as both undefeated programs earned this opportunity. Both teams made quarterback changes early in the season that sparked their offense for the remainder of the year.Although the Tigers still have business to finish, Swinney is enjoying the moment like he always does.In an awesome message to Clemson supporters, Swinney said “We’re gonna paint Dallas orange.”Dabo to ESPN “We’re ready… We’re gonna paint Dallas orange.”— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) December 2, 2018If the Tigers are going to play for another national championship, then Trevor Lawrence will have to continue playing at an elite level. Not only is the offense clicking right now, but the defense is coming off an impressive performance against Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship.On the other side, Notre Dame is vying for its first national title since 1988.Swinney is ready to bring another title to Clemson, and he’s hoping fans everywhere will come out to support them.last_img read more

Somdev blasts All India Tennis Association over budget cut for Centre of Excellence

first_imgSomdev blasts All India Tennis Association over budget cut for Centre of ExcellenceThe Sports Ministry and AITA had agreed to invest Rs 20 crore to establish the Centre, on the lines of the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, but eventually, the budget was brought down to Rs 10 crore.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 18:59 IST Former India international Somdev Devvarman was supposed to the head the AITA Centre for Excellence (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSomdev Devvarman said it’s impossible to go ahead with the Centre of Excellence after the budget cutDevvarman slammed the AITA, questioning their long-term vision for Indian tennisDevvarman, who was India’s top-ranked singles player, retired from professional tennis in 2017″What has been your vision for tennis in last 30 years,” Somdev Devvarman asked the All India Tennis Association after pulling out of the planned Centre of Excellence in New Delhi due to a drastic budget cut.Former India player Somdev was supposed to head the Centre of Excellence. The Sports Ministry and AITA had agreed to invest Rs 20 crore to establish the Centre, on the lines of the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, but eventually, the budget was brought down to Rs 10 crore.”We had made plans based on a budget that was agreed upon. We built the plan around that and if it does not follow through, then it’s impossible,” Somdev told PTI in an exclusive chat.”Tennis is a very international sport and to get the best international expertise, you need to pay international rates.”Somdev insisted that his own remuneration was not the bone of contention.”I was never doing it for salary and never got paid for it (devising a plan)…it was a passion project. Honestly, I have no hard feelings but I want to see an alternative which is better and it works,” he said.Somdev questions AITA over the long-term vision for Indian tennisSomdev said tough questions need to be asked of AITA since funding was not the only issue in the derailment of the plan but did not get into the specifics.”The project is secondary, I want to ask what is your vision for Indian tennis or your vision for sport in general and how will you accomplish it.advertisement”Leave the government aside, they are not tennis experts. Do you think you have done a good job? I am not asking this question because I want to attack anyone.”Sometimes I am badly mistaken for being unfriendly with the AITA. It does not bother me. I am not attacking but just asking straight-forward questions,” he asserted.’Disagreed with the players’ funding’ Asked to spell the issues on which he and AITA differed, Somdev said one of the issues was support for players.”Maybe the Federation thinks, it is very simple, I think it’s not. If you think it is simple why have you not done it for 30 years? Why am I required to make this happen? You needed my expertise, you did not use it, it’s okay it’s a business call but I am not fine with nothing happening as a former player,” he said.”I disagreed with the players funding. The top players were least concerns for me, the players should have a system supporting them. It was having a group of coaches helping out U-14, 16, 18,” he said.”Like, Jack Sock worked with 3-4 different coaches from USTA. They were not funding Jack personally but they were funding a system which helped Jack and everybody from juniors. That’s what I wanted to do,” he added.Somdev insisted that money alone does not produce players and cited the example of Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who he thinks is getting success only in the last two years despite having the resources to sustain.”You can never see success in one, two years. You look at an 18-year-old and you pick a kid who is 12. You support the 12-year old for 5-6 years and you will see that he will become much better than what that 18-year-old is now,” he said.On a lighter note, Somdev said he never thought life after retirement “would be like this at 33″.”I run a charity and have two startups on the development of sport at grassroots level. I am getting married in the next two months…Right now I have my hands full with media commitment as well,” he laughed.Also Read | I was a bit nervous: Andy Murray marks return from injury with win in BrisbaneAlso Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Somdev DevvarmanFollow All India Tennis AssociationFollow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow India tennis news Nextlast_img read more

OnePlus 7 leaked case render reveals some interesting details about the phone

first_imgOnePlus 7 leaked case render reveals some interesting details about the phoneOnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7. As of now the company is yet to confirm the launch timeline of the OnePlus 7. But rumours and leaks suggest that OnePlus 7 may launch in the next few months to come, possibly by May or so.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 12:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus 7 is coming soon.OnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7.OnePlus 7 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.OnePlus 7 is coming soon. At least that’s what the rumours suggest. OnePlus 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and now new leaks are revealing some new information almost every passing day. The latest leak comes from Slashleaks. The leak shows a case render of OnePlus 7 and re-confirms the presence of a pop-up camera on the front.The case render looks rugged and appears in red colour. The case shows a cut out of the top of the phone which yet again confirms the pop-up selfie camera. The pop-up camera mechanism will be the key highlight of the OnePlus 7. Rumours suggest that the pop-up camera on the OnePlus 7 will be similar to the Oppo F11 Pro. Notably, at the time of writing this article Slashleaks locked the leak on its website.The case render reveals information that goes in line with the past leaks and rumours. The case reveals that the OnePlus 7 will come with triple camera setup on the back panel which will be aligned in a vertical fashion. It is likely that the Vivo V15 Pro the OnePlus 7 may follow the trend of 48-megapixel camera technology. The secondary camera may be an ultra-wide lens while the third one will be for clicking portrait shots. The megapixel count hasn’t been revealed yet. The triple camera setup on the rear panel will come paired with LED flash, the leaked case render suggests.The case render also reveals that the volume buttons on the right side of the phone, while the power button on the left side. On the bottom, the case has cutouts for the USB Type C port and speaker grills. There are no cutouts for the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This means, similar to the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 will also not come with a headphone jack.advertisementOnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview earlier this month said that removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack increases the development process of true wireless earphones. This indirectly hints that OnePlus may launch its first ever true wireless earphones alongside the OnePlus 7. As of now the company is yet to confirm the launch timeline of the OnePlus 7. But rumours and leaks suggest that OnePlus 7 may launch in the next few months to come, possibly by May or so.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A3: What do we know so far and will it have better cameras than Redmi Note 7 Pro?ALSO READ | Mi Men’s Sports Shoes, Mi Sports Bluetooth earphones and Mi 2-in-1 USB cable will go on sale in India on April 4ALSO READ | Did you know Apple Card is not the first credit card issued by AppleGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OneplusFollow androidlast_img read more

INXMedia Chidambaram brought to Tihar Jail

first_imgNew Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday in the INX Media corruption case, has been brought to the Tihar jail. He was brought to the prison in the evening, jail officials said. The Congress leader is likely to be lodged in Jail No.7, which usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases. He was sent to the Tihar jail by a Delhi court and he will be in judicial custody till September 19. The court has allowed him to carry his medicines to the jail and directed that he be kept in a separate cell in the Tihar prison as he was a protectee under Z-security. “He will be housed in Jail No 7. We have not yet received the court order. Adequate arrangements will be made in accordance with the order,” an official said.last_img read more

Guess whos back Liberals Conservatives alike embrace Harpers return

first_imgOTTAWA – Suddenly, Stephen Harper is turning up everywhere.In the past couple of weeks, he’s made headlines for writing a book, telling an American audience in February he could still “easily” lead the Conservative Party and for adding his name to a full-page ad in the New York Times praising President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.On Monday he was in Montreal to mark Israel’s 70th birthday and Tuesday he tweeted he was pleased to be back in “la Belle Province”, adding it was great to see one-time colleagues including former Conservative MPs Denis Lebel and Christian Paradis and Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos.Harper’s re-emergence bodes well for the Liberals’ strategy to brand the Opposition as “Harper Conservatives.”For their part, the Conservatives seem to be saying: Bring it on. They’re not hesitating to embrace their former introverted leader who left the party with 99 seats and mixed emotions.In some parts of the country, there is still antipathy towards Harper, and the Liberals are trying to stoke those negative opinions, said Tim Powers, a Conservative strategist and vice-chairman of Summa Strategies. On the other hand, “hardcore Conservatives will love it,” he said.Powers said the Liberal strategy “makes sense” because Harper is visible.Whether that’s deliberate or not, it might help the Liberals a little bit.”Still, Scheer “can’t be looking over his shoulder for the ghost of Stephen Harper,” he added.While Harper’s re-emergence seems to be coinciding with the Liberal branding exercise, he’s been active in global commentary and events since leaving office, said Rachel Curran, Harper’s former director of policy who currently works as a senior associate with Harper and Associates Consulting.Curran said the Liberal attempt to paint Scheer and Harper with the same brush won’t hurt the Conservatives because Harper left the party in a strong position. She said if Scheer is able to build on that in 2019, the party will be in good shape.As for whether Harper is looming over Scheer, Curran said there’s room for both of them.“I don’t think Stephen Harper has to disappear entirely to make room for Andrew Scheer. Similarly I think Andrew Scheer has done a good job at putting his stamp on the party and developing his own policy direction certainly without any help from Mr. Harper.”Curran said when the Liberals label Scheer’s party as “Harper Conservatives” it’s because they want to re-fight the 2015 election.“Given the number of times they’re now referring to Stephen Harper in question period and elsewhere, it’s clearly a strategic decision.”Many Conservatives allege the Liberals have polling numbers that show they need to attract or keep voters who could be tempted to vote NDP — and that’s what is motivating the strategy.Since the Liberal convention in April, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal MPs following his lead have been persistent in linking Scheer and Harper as cut from the same cloth.“And if there’s one thing — and there may be only one thing — we’ve learned about the Conservative party under Mr. Scheer’s leadership, it’s this: It may be Andrew Scheer’s smile. But it’s still Stephen Harper’s party,” Trudeau said at the convention in Halifax.At the same time, Harper has seemed to be “popping his head out of the gopher hole” as long-time Liberal Susan Smith, co-founder of Bluesky Strategy Group, describes his re-emergence.Harper’s remarks to the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford, Calif., which have been posted on YouTube, was the subject of a Liberal party fundraising blast Monday entitled: “Stephen Harper as leader?”“Andrew Scheer may be the Conservative leader today, but it’s still Stephen Harper’s party,” the email said.Smith called Harper’s re-emergence a “tremendous challenge” for Scheer, who has yet to put an imprint on the party and has not distanced himself from the Harper years.“The more Harper speaks, the worse it is for Scheer.”If Scheer distances himself from Harper, he risks alienating people in his party who like Harper, but if he fully embraces his old boss, it may alienate moderates the party hopes to attract, Smith said.“In terms of the Liberals working on that narrative, I actually think that works. In 2015, voters said, ‘No thank you’ to Stephen Harper, so if the option being presented is Harper-lite or Stephen Harper with a smile, I think the odds are high they’ll likely say, ‘No thank you’ yet again,” said Smith.last_img read more

BC family says care home switched their moms cat with robotic version

first_imgDUNCAN, B.C. – The family of a British Columbia woman who has dementia say staff at a care home removed her cat and replaced it with a robotic stuffed animal.Dawn Douglas has been living at the Sunridge Place care home in Duncan for nearly two years and her family says they’ve been working to reunite her with Snoop.Bill Court says he was told Snoop could move in with his mother if they supplied appropriate documentation from the family doctor and a veterinarian, and also agreed to be responsible for the cat’s hygiene and vet bills.Lisa Douglas says negotiations took some time to reunite her sister with Snoop.“It took a year-and-a-half to jump through all the loops and hoops and permissions,” she said.Within a day of the reunion, Court alleges staff at the care home told his mother they were taking Snoop for a bath, then replaced her with a robotic stuffed toy, leaving his 66-year-old mother distraught.A spokeswoman for Park Place Seniors Living, which operates the home, said a staff member had a severe allergic reaction and the cat had to be removed.“What we ended up having to do was rehome the pet with a staff member who is lovely and real animal lover until we could find a resolution and work with the family,” said Lynda Foley, vice-president of quality assurance.Foley said she could not comment on allegations that Douglas was told the cat was being removed to have a bath, but she said Park Place does use robotic animals for some residents.She said live-in pets are not permitted at any Park Place facility and she had not seen documents the family believe show permission for the cat’s permanent stay at Sunridge Place.“My side of the story continues to be that the well being of our residents and our staff comes first,” she said.Court, who now has Snoop, and Douglas say they are pursuing the matter with the Vancouver Island Health Authority.“She was so much more calm and focused and that was the whole point of her having the cat, was to relieve her of her anxiety,” said Douglas.— By Beth Leighton in Vancouver.last_img read more

Afghanistan UNassisted commission begins disarmament of flashpoint region

The delegation of the Mazar Multi Party Security Commission, including representatives of the Jamiat, Jumbesh and Hizb-e-Wahdat militias and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), left the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif for the Sholgara sector on Saturday for the operation, which is expected to last two to three days, a mission spokesman said in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Under the Commission plan, all military weapons are to be surrendered for storage and security in the respective military units in Mazar. While personal weapons can be retained by their rightful owners, they must be registered. Any illegal weapons found after the disarmament operation will be confiscated by the police and their holders arrested. UNAMA has helped the Commission broker truces in several areas of northern Afghanistan recently. In April it helped end a spate of deadly violence between the warring factions in the northern city of Maimana. read more

Rare bird of prey escapes from Dartmoor Zoo nine months after a

first_imgWillow seems to have settled in well, hopefully she will be Flaviu soon:-) #romanceisintheair— Dartmoor Zoo (@DartmoorZoo) December 7, 2016 A rare bird of prey has escaped from Dartmoor Zoo, nine months after a Lynx ran free from the same place.Wendy, a nine year-old striated caracara, made her escape on Monday.This frustrated keepers who had finally found her a mature male to mate with.Wendy, whose species is native to the Falkland Islands and the tip of South America , is said to have flown ‘down-stream’ and ‘lost her bearings’ after a gust of wind during exercising. Farmers hunted them to near-extinction in the Falklands during the early part of last century but there numbers have since recovered.David Buncle, bird of prey specialist at Dartmoor Zoo, said: “She’s very inquisitive so may approach houses or people.”She’s got enough body fat to survive by herself for a few days, but the main concern is getting her back safe”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The escape comes just nine months after the zoo’s missing Lynx was found following a three week search.Escaped lynx Flaviu, from Dartmoor Zoological Park, was finally captured after killing four lambs on farmland. Flaviu escaped the day after arriving at the zoo from Port Lympne in Kent. Keepers arrived to find that the wildcat – similar in size to a Labrador – had chewed through a board in the wall.last_img read more

Teenage girl found hanged in school toilets suffered racist bullying about being

first_imgShe said: “Dagmara often talked to me about her problems and she was hurt if someone said something unpleasant to her.”Mrs Przybysz said she understood her daughter had been having a problem with one girl who had “called Dagmara names”.”I don’t know exactly what was said,” she said. “This incident occurred only a few days before Dagmara passed away … I don’t know whether these incidents were racist in nature; however, I can say that on several occasions she overheard comments such as ‘stupid Pole’.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dagmara Przybysz was an aspiring photographer  Dagmara Przybysz’s mother described her as a “very beautiful lady” Answering questions from Dale Collins, who represents Pool Academy, Mr and Mrs Przybysz – who are not represented at the hearing – said pupils had made racist comments to Dagmara “a few times” in the last few months.She added: “We think the biggest problem for Dagmara was not racism, but bullying.” A teenage girl found hanged in toilets at her school had suffered “racist” bullying about being Polish, an inquest has heard. Dagmara Przybysz, 16, an aspiring photographer who was looking forward to her year 11 prom and shopping for a dress with her mother, died at Pool Academy on May 17, 2016.Today the inquest into her death heard she had been having trouble with some girls at her school and had previously told her parents and her boyfriend that she had overheard classmates making racist comments.In a statement, Dagmara’s mother, Ewelina, said her daughter, who was a “very beautiful lady”, got on better with boys, and most of her friends, including her boyfriend, went to another school. Dagmara Przybysz was an aspiring photographer  The inquest heard that Dagmara had been having trouble with some girls at her school and had previously told her parents and her boyfriend that she had overheard classmates making racist comments Dagmara Przybysz's mother described her as a "very beautiful lady" “My wife and I kept wondering whether we should have kept Dagmara home that day, but there was no physical sign that she had taken any tablets, otherwise we would have taken her to hospital,” he added.The family lived in Redruth and Dagmara, who had a place at Truro College to study photography, and her younger sister went to Pennoweth Primary School where they “very quickly learned English” but were the “first Polish children to attend the school”, the inquest heard.Pastoral support worker at Pool Academy, Susan Kent, said: “To the best of my knowledge, Dagmara never mentioned any problems with racism to me or any other person at school.”Ms Kent described an incident in January 2015 when Dagmara and her sister arrived at school upset.She said: “[They] told me their mum had been very angry and shouted at them because Dagmara had lost her phone the day before.”She said that on another occasion Dagmara came to school with a bruise on her head.Other teachers described Dagmara as being friendly, happy, very sporty and a “lovely girl”, but said she was worried about her exams and had concerns that she may have dyslexia.The inquest, expected to last up to three days before Coroner Dr Emma Carlyon, continues. Lewis Simpson, Dagmara’s boyfriend, said they met at primary school and had dated on and off since they were 14.Lewis said Dagmara told him that other pupils made racist comments to her such as “go back to your own country” and he said: “I think it got to her a little bit.”Cornwall Coroner’s Court, sitting in Truro, heard Dagmara was taken to hospital by her uncle, Tomasz Dobek, the day before she died after injuring herself by punching a wall during a PE lesson when she became angry because she said some girls were laughing at her.Mr Dobek said during the drive to the hospital they saw two girls in Pool Academy uniforms and she had said to him: “Can you run them over?”, but that he did not take the comment seriously.Mr Dobek said Dagmara phoned him the following morning at around 6.20am while he was at a fish factory where he and both of her parents worked nights, crying and saying she had taken some tablets. Dagmara’s father, Jedrzej, said: “She said she had problems at school which I would not understand.” He added it did not look like she had taken tablets and they sent her to school. The inquest heard that Dagmara had been having trouble with some girls at her school and had previously told her parents and her boyfriend that she had overheard classmates making racist commentslast_img read more

All well in Ecuador

first_imgDan Carriere, Senior Vice-President, Corriente Resources says “recent comments on the Web attributed to former Ecuador Mines and Energy Minister Alberto Acosta (who is now a private citizen) have been recently and widely circulated in the mining investing community. I feel that the excerpts below from an Ecuadorian media interview which took place last week in Quito with the current Minister of Mining and Petroleum, Gallo Chiriboga, more accurately reflect the tone and content of the Ecuador Mining Ministry’s communications and discussions that we have had over the last two months.” Question – Is the purpose of mining reforms the nationalization of the mining sector? “The mining sector, the mines, the gas, all the resources that are under the land belong to the Ecuadorian state so there is no need to nationalize anything.  The Constitution states that the resources already belong to the nation, what we have to do is to regulate the exploitation of the resources that are there.”Question – If the Ecuadorian mining potential is proved, would you lead the country into a mining exploitation phase? “I believe so. As long as this mining era is responsible, socially and environmentally, of course I would.”The Minister’s final comments at the end of the interview: “When I was the president for Petro Ecuador I demonstrated that one is able to manage a company of the dimensions of Petroecuador with good sense and I believe that I showed very good management.  The country has recognized it and I think that with the theme of mining we are also following the same path and I say: Mining is possible to do, believe me we are going to do it and we are going to do it well.”last_img read more

Buy This Comic James Bond Moneypenny

first_imgStay on target “By writer Jody Houser and new artist Jacob Edger, a never-before-told mission starring Moneypenny, friend of James Bond, former MI6 field agent, and bodyguard of M! On a ‘routine’ protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot?”James Bomb’s Moneypenny has always been the backbone of our beloved James Bond. Now, she gets her very own one-shot from Dynamite, and it leaves you wanting more.JAMES BOND: MONEYPENNY(W): Jody Houser (A): Jacob Edgar (C): Dearbhla Kelly (L): Simon Bowland (CA): Tula LotayDynamite has given another side to James Bond as they expand the secret agent’s story to comic form. Moneypenny has been apart of these comics, but now she has a one-shot all her own. Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) has teamed up with newcomer Jacob Edger to give us another inside look of Moneypenny. However, before we talk about the comic, we should talk about Moneypenny’s importance in the 007verse first.via DynamiteThe story of Moneypenny is shrouded in a little bit of mystery and a lot of intrigue. Moneypenny is a permanent fixture in the world of 007, and for excellent reason, she’s remarkable. She’s not only the friend of James Bond, but she’s his superior, a head of MI6, the secretary of M, Lieutenant in the Women’s Royal Naval Service AND former field agent. Moneypenny is also very trusted. She cleared for Top Secret levels and also Eyes Only, which is the tip top clearance that you can get.Some brilliant women have also played Moneypenny over the years. Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss, Samantha Bond and, recently, Naomi Harris have graced the name, Moneypenny, low-key flirted with Bond and given this private secretary a beautiful face to go along with the name. Until Skyfall, we weren’t given much information about Moneypenny besides the little things scattered here and there. The 2006 reboot of the series has given her a first name and some field agent work but ultimately sees her retirement from field work once Gareth Mallory takes over as M.Jody Houser continues Moneypenny’s legacy in her silent but deadly approach to writing the character. Moneypenny shines in her one-shot as more of an observer. Someone who only says a few words, but gets her point across in a way that stops you in your tracks and keeps you on your toes. Jody’s not only willing to write that type of character for Moneypenny, but to give her a simple yet influential backstory that illuminates her past into her present. Something about Jody’s Moneypenny keeps you holding on and wanting to get into her psyche to know her even more.via DynamiteJacob Edgar’s art captures both the retro styling of 1960’s Bond meeting the present look of the narratives now. The one thing that drew me in was Edger’s importance on the movements within his art. Since we’re dealing with spies, guns, ducking and dodging, he finds a way to portray that within the panels. He allows your eyes to move with the action as Moneypenny runs up the stairs, shoots a gun and more. Edger very much takes Jody’s silent but deadly approach to keeping Moneypenny as an observer. He focuses and displays those things that you should be looking at and paying attention to.Dearbhla Kelly colors teamed with Edgar’s art brings that retro type feel out in an even bigger way. It has the color palette of an old school Bond movie, but drawing your eyes to the important details, especially when the color seems to invert. Simon Bowland on letters rounds out this dynamic team. The script calls for some significant action and gunshots in this narrative and Simon allows you to feel it with his letters.via DynamiteJames Bond: Moneypenny makes you want to learn more about this secret agent. The two criticisms I have about the one-shot is that there needs to be more and it needs to be focused. I know that’s a tall order, but she’s been the quiet backbone of James Bond for so long. Her story requires a little bit more attention if you’re going to make an origin story plus things happening in present time. Moneypenny in the spotlight makes everything so much more and exhilarating and action-packed. Give us some more of it, and we’ll thank you. I hope that Dynamite dives in a little more with her story. Also, here’s to hoping a Q one-shot is in the works cause the James Bond nerd in me needs it. James Bond: Moneypenny is now available on Comixology and in print.8/30/17 Releases – In addition to James Bond: Moneypenny, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Sun Bakery: Fresh Collection TP (W, A, CA): Corey Lewis, Image ComicsBad Machinery, Volume 2: The Case of the Good Boy (W, A, C, CA): John Allison, Oni PressSpider-Gwen #23 (W): Jason Latour (A): Robbi Rodriguez, Marvel ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 last_img read more

Emery expects Ramsey to stay

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes Aaron Ramsey will stay at the club, according to Sky Sports.Emery believes that Ramsey will stay at the Emirates despite speculation over his future with the club.The Welshman admitted earlier this week about the uncertainty regarding his Arsenal contract but also mentioned his agent is currently locked in talks with the club.Ramsey currently has twelve months left on his existing deal with the club but Emery has made it clear he wants the midfielder to stay.“Football changes every day, it’s not easy doing what we do. For now I’m thinking about the match today, then training and then the game on Saturday.” Emery told reporters.“Aaron is an important player for us and I want him to stay, to keep working with us and getting better but the contract situation is between the club and the player.”kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Ramsey has been linked with a move to Rome to sign for Lazio but the Wales international remains tight-lipped on his future whilst leaving it to his representatives to handleMeanwhile, Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis continues to work with new manager Unai Emery despite speculation linking him with a move to Milan.“For me things remain the same, we have meetings together to discuss about the club’s projects and how to improve the team.” Emery said about Gazidis“I don’t know what he’s doing to do, he only speaks to me about Arsenal projects.”“Since I arrived here Ivan has been very good to me, for me he’s a very good person with a lot of experience in the football world.”last_img read more

Jamaicans Buying Into the Economic Growth Council

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jam, September 28, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaicans are buying into the vision of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) and its push to generate sustained levels of economic growth.  The Council, chaired by businessman Michael-Lee Chin, is targeting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of five per cent over the next four years.  The Prime Minister, who was speaking in an interview with Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Masser in New York last week, said the EGC aims to “mobilize national support around a…new paradigm of economic development.”  “It is taking (shape) in the minds of Jamaicans, that we have to take a new approach to our economy,” he pointed out.The EGC’s Deputy Chairman, and Ambassador for Economic Affairs, Dr. Nigel Clarke, who accompanied Mr. Holness, noted that among the areas of focus is creating an environment in which capital, labour and technology “become more productive.”  “One of our views is that the role of Government is to facilitate and create the enabling framework that allows thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of workers to pursue their own interests and, therefore, expand opportunities,” he noted.The Prime Minister was in New York from September 19 to 24, where he attended the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He also did an interview with Bloomberg television.  The Prime Minister’s engagements included his inaugural address to the UNGA on September 23. He also witnessed the delivery of US President Barack Obama’s eighth and final speech to that body on September 21.Mr. Holness also participated in the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting; delivered the keynote address at a Columbia University symposium; engaged the Jamaican Diaspora at a town hall meeting; and held bilateral discussions with various business and other leaders to explore new opportunities to advance Jamaica’s development.  The Prime Minister returned on Saturday, September 24. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Economic Growth Council, Jamaicans buying into the vision of the EGClast_img read more