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October 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgArnautovic agent: West Ham should accept lucky China offerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic wants to move to China.That is according to his agent and brother, Danijel.West Ham have received a £35million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League club for the Austrian. And Danijel says the club should accept after paying 20m to sign his brother from Stoke City in the summer of 2017.He said: “West Ham bought Marko for peanuts. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the current market.”They bought him to keep them in the Premier League last season and he did that. He took every award at the club; best player, signing of the season and the players’ award.”Now West Ham have a fantastic offer. It is close to double what they paid for him.”He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants. It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.”He knows the West Ham fans love him and he has a special connection with them, but things move on, this is the world of sport, and he hopes they can understand.”Marko is professional and is preparing himself for the Arsenal game. He will give 100 per cent for West Ham. That is Marko. He will never change.”Until he is no longer a West Ham player, he will give everything to the club. He hopes the fans can respect his wishes.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRoy Williams is pumped up.DURHAM, NC – MARCH 03: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to the Sweet 16 after an impressive victory over Arkansas, and it’s safe to assume that head coach Roy Williams is pumped up. In case you aren’t convinced, check out the below video, released by UNC after the contest. Williams joined the team’s dance party following the win, and screamed loudly in celebration with his players. He also debuted some kind of ridiculous skip-dance as he entered the locker room.UNC gets the winner of Wisconsin vs. Oregon next Thursday. Either way, it should be a great game.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgVladivostok (Russia): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in Russia on Wednesday seeking support in Pyongyang’s nuclear deadlock with the United States. Kim’s armoured train rolled in to the Tsarist-era station in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok, where the summit will take place on Thursday. Wearing a long black coat and fedora, Kim stepped out onto a red carpet on the station platform before making his way outside to be received by an honour guard and military band. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US His limousine drove off after the welcoming ceremony, bodyguards in suits running alongside. The talks, only confirmed at the last minute, will be Kim’s first face-to-face meeting with another head of state since negotiations with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi collapsed in February. “I hope this visit will be successful and useful,” Kim told Russian television in the border town of Khasan, where women in folk costumes welcomed him with bread and salt in a traditional greeting. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “I hope that during the talks… I will be able to have concrete discussions on resolving situations on the Korean Peninsula and on the development of our bilateral relationship,” Kim said. Putin was due to arrive in Vladivostok on Thursday, then fly on after the talks for another summit in Beijing. Russian and North Korean flags were flying on lamp posts on Vladivostok’s Russky island, where the summit is expected to take place at a university campus. The island is connected to the rest of Vladivostok by a bridge built in 2012 that crosses a harbour used for commercial and naval ships. Kim plans to stay on in Vladivostok on Friday for a series of cultural events, including a ballet and a visit to the city’s aquarium, Russian media reported. The talks follow repeated invitations from Putin since Kim embarked on a series of diplomatic overtures last year. Since March 2018, the formerly reclusive North Korean leader has held four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, three with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, two with Trump and one with Vietnam’s president. Analysts say he is now looking for wider international support in his standoff with Washington, while Moscow is keen to inject itself into another global flashpoint. In Hanoi, the cash-strapped North demanded immediate relief from the sanctions imposed on it over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. But the talks broke down in disagreement over what Pyongyang was prepared to give up in return. North Korea last week launched a blistering attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, insisting he be removed from the negotiations just hours after announcing it had carried out a new weapons test. Moscow has already called for the sanctions to be eased, while the US has accused it of trying to help Pyongyang evade some of the measures — accusations Russia denies. Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told a briefing on Tuesday: “The focus will be on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula. “Russia intends to help consolidate positive trends in every way,” he said, but added that no joint statement or signing of agreements was planned. Moscow was a crucial backer of Pyongyang for decades and their ties go back to the founding of North Korea, when the Soviet Union installed Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung as leader. The Soviet Union reduced funding to the North as it began to seek reconciliation with Seoul in the 1980s, but Pyongyang was hit hard by its demise in 1991. Soon after his first election as Russian president, Putin sought to normalise relations and met Kim Jong Il — the current leader’s father and predecessor — three times. The first of those meetings was in Pyongyang in 2000, when Putin became the first Russian leader to visit the North. China has since cemented its role as the isolated North’s most important ally, its largest trading partner and crucial fuel supplier, and analysts say Kim could be looking to balance Beijing’s influence. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that Beijing was happy to see talks between its “friendly neighbours”. “We believe this will contribute… to peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region,” Geng said, noting that China and Russia “have always maintained close communication and coordination” on the issue. While ties between Russia and North Korea have remained cordial, the last meeting between their leaders came in 2011, when Kim Jong Il told then-president Dmitry Medvedev that he was prepared to renounce nuclear testing. His son has since overseen by far the country’s most powerful blast to date, and the launch of missiles capable of reaching the entire US mainland.last_img read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) dribbles the ball during the first half of the game against Northwestern on Feb. 20. Ohio State won 63-49. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorTuesday will begin a closing stretch of games head coach Chris Holtmann views as one of the toughest of the season for Ohio State. The Buckeyes will face three Big Ten teams currently ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 in the final four games of the regular season: No. 22 Iowa, No. 14 Purdue and No. 19 Wisconsin. With an Ohio State team on the bubble for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and with this stretch of games heading into the Big Ten tournament, Holtmann said his team is in a position not many teams have the opportunity to be in. “We all know what was said about this group earlier in the year, before the season got started, and we’ve got an opportunity here to see how we can finish,” Holtmann said. “We get what we earn.” Projected StartersOhio State (17-10, 7-9 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 12.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.4 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 8.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apgF — Justin Ahrens — Freshman, 2.1 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.2 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 8.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.7 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 14.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 apgNo. 22 Iowa (21-6, 10-6 Big Ten)G — Jordan Bohannon — Junior, 11.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Joe Wieskamp — Freshman, 11.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apgG — Isaiah Moss — Redshirt junior, 9.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.9 apgF — Tyler Cook — Junior, 16.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 apgF — Luka Garza — Sophomore, 13.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.9 apgAs the No. 6 team in the Big Ten, the Hawkeyes have won five of their past six games, taking a 76-70 overtime win against Indiana Friday. Iowa will bring the No. 1 scoring offense in the conference to Columbus Tuesday, averaging 80.4 points per game and shooting 46.6 percent from the field, which is second-best behind Michigan State. Ohio State already has an idea of what the Iowa offense looks like, having lost to the Hawkeyes 72-62 Jan. 12. Despite the Buckeyes leading 26-24 at halftime, Iowa exploded to make 15-of-27 from the field in the second half.“We thought that it was a win,” sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson said. “I feel like going into the second half, we didn’t have the same intensity and came out with the same toughness that we had the first time in the first half.” Much of the Hawkeyes’ success was due to the play of its two starting forwards: junior Tyler Cook and sophomore Luka Garza. Against Ohio State, they combined for 31 points, converting on 11-of-17 attempts from the field with 12 rebounds. Wesson said that both Iowa forwards do a good job of sealing, getting them multiple touches in the paint. Holtmann said the reason why both forwards have put up the numbers they have is because of the shooting ability of the rest of the starting lineup. The Hawkeyes are No. 3 in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage. In his first year with the Buckeyes, Holtmann knew of Cook, the player who leads Iowa this season with 16 points per game. But Garza was the one who made the lasting impact. “I was so impressed with Garza last year when we played them,” Holtmann said. “And he has proven to be as good of a player as he is.” Garza made 6-of-7 shot attempts against the Buckeyes Jan. 12, leading the team with 16 points. On the outside, Holtmann said senior guard C.J. Jackson will return to the starting lineup after being sidelined with a shoulder injury Saturday against Maryland. After earning his first career start against the Terrapins Saturday, freshman forward Justin Ahrens will continue to have opportunities in an increased role, Holtmann said. He added that the starting spot is still “fluid,” though. In five games against ranked opponents this season, Ohio State is winless. Its past two losses to ranked teams have been by double digits. However, Holtmann said he senses a level of urgency heading into Tuesday’s matchup with the Hawkeyes, saying, “You’ve got to be living in a cave if you don’t have that feeling.” But the number attached to Iowa does not change the mentality of Wesson ahead of Tuesday’s game. “Every game from now [on] is the biggest game of the season,” Wesson said. “We have to go into practice and think our biggest game is Tuesday.” Ohio State will take on No. 22 Iowa at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Egypt Football Association (EFA) have confirmed that head coach Hector Cuper has vacated his role following their group stage exit at the World CupIn their first appearance in the tournament in nearly three decades, the Pharaohs were handed an early exit after losing all three of their Group A games.Cuper was openly criticised for his choice of tactics in Egypt’s final game against Saudi Arabia – which ended in a 2-1 defeat.The 62-year-old refused to acknowledge his strategy as a “failure” and instead stated that his side were just unfortunate not to have had better results.Egypt coach not taking duel against Uganda lightlyEgypt sack Javier Aguirre after shock AFCON exit Andrew Smyth – July 7, 2019 Egypt fired manager Javier Aguirre following a shock 1-0 defeat to South Africa in the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Cuper was out of contract with Egypt at the end of the World Cup and previously revealed that he will be holding talks with the EFA first before making an announcement on his future.“We held a meeting after returning from Russia and the entire board decided to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff,” said the EFA, via BBC.“We appreciate the work from the coach, from reaching the Africa Cup of Nations after three years of absence and taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years of absence.”Cuper leaves Egypt after three years in charge which saw him lead the national side to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, before losing to Cameroon.last_img read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSpurs will be moving away from their stadium to play Watford in the third round tie of Carabao Cup.This change of plans is caused by two reasons: the construction of Spurs stadium White Hart Lane, which is still under construction, and the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin at Wembley, where Spurs has been a tenant last season.Spurs does not wish to upturn the draw made on Thursday to play the round three tie in September. They have tendered their request to be considered by the EFL board on September 6, before their match.London Football News has reported Spurs to have made the following statement about their decision: “We have applied to the EFL board for special dispensation to play this tie at Stadium MK.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening.“However, the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents.“In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.”last_img read more

September 5, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPrince William takes the hand of his bride Catherine Middleton, now to be known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton as they walk down the aisle inside Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.Getty ImagesDealing with the In-Laws is never a pleasant experience. But that experience was taken up a notch for Kate Middleton as she had to deal with the Queen herself.It seems that the Queen isn’t fond of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Apparently, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress provoked an unexpected reaction from the Queen when it went on display at Buckingham Palace, as the monarch described the ghost-like appearance as “horrible”, a documentary claims.It is known that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot almost eight years ago in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey, with over 20 million people tuning in to watch the couple say their vows. Reportedly Kate wore a stunning vintage-inspired wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which featured a lace corset and floral lace sleeves. The iconic ivory dress had a Victorian-style bustle at the back and soft pleats leading to a satin train just under three metres in length.  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men’s Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England.Getty ImagesIt is known that Kate’s silk gown and train incorporated intricate lace appliquéd and was lovingly carried by her sister and chief bridesmaid Pippa Middleton in the cathedral and the beautiful dress reportedly cost £250,000 and has inspired many replicas since.But it seems that when it first went on display at Buckingham Palace after Kate and William’s first royal tour in Canada, the Queen did not seem too pleased with the gown. Apparently the documentary “William and Kate: The First Year” reveals how the Queen and the Duchess were given a sneak preview of the exhibition. Apparently, while standing in front of the dress, the Queen can be heard saying: “It is horrible, dreadful!”Well, we have to say, now that the wedding is over it really doesn’t matter what one thinks of the dress.last_img read more

September 5, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgL&T Infotech, a subsidiary of engineering company Larsen & Toubro, has pulled off a Flipkart-esque act. The company withdrew offer letters given to 1,500 students from various Tamil Nadu colleges, according to a report on News18.The angry students are now on a fast in protest against the company’s decision since it is a double whammy for them. “If you take the rules and regulations of all the colleges in and around Tamil Nadu into consideration, once you have got a placement in one company, you cannot apply or sit for another placement. So we got only one chance. The mail we have got now says our performance is not up to the mark, so our offer will be cancelled,” the channel quoted a student as saying. “The struggle is much more and it is unexplainable. We took loans to study in that particular college just to get placed. We are now in a position that we cannot answer the banks and they are sending us letter on a daily basis. They (L&T) kept us engaged in doing some work or the other and kept telling us not to panic, we will be giving you the joining date and that increased our hopes, [sic]” another student told the channel.The news comes within days of e-commerce company Flipkart deferring joining dates for Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad graduates by six month to December 2016 citing “business restructuring.” As a consolation, the company has offered a joining bonus of Rs. 1.5 lakh to the 18 students of IIM-A.The trend of companies either withdrawing offer letters or deferring joining date has prompted the Indian Institues of Technology to consider a “safety net” for students, meaning they can re-apply for placement if an offer given earlier is not honoured by a recruiter.last_img read more

September 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPakistanAt least 13 people were killed and more than 20 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday.The boats, carrying more than 60 people in total, were ferrying passengers to visit a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the Sindh province when they collided and overturned in heavy winds near the ancient city of Thatta, district official Mirza Nasir Baig said.The 13 killed included women and children, and 20 others were pulled from the sea alive, he said.Provincial officials called for rescuers to rush to find any other survivors before nightfall.Hundreds of shrines — many that are centuries old — dot Pakistan, where several million Muslims are believed to still follow Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam.Visiting shrines to pray and offer alms to the poor — and cash to the custodians — is very popular in Pakistan, where many believe it will help get their prayers answered.last_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAP Live footage from WSJ Live news report.MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.The measures came as authorities said that three health workers in the country who received an experimental drug for the disease are showing signs of recovery, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.At least 1,229 people have died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the current outbreak, and more than 2,240 have been sickened, according to the World Health Organization. The fastest rising number of cases has been reported in Liberia, with at least 466 dead.Authorities here have struggled to treat and isolate the sick, in part because of widespread fear that treatment centers are places where people go to die. Many sick people have hidden in their homes, relatives have sometimes taken their loved ones away from health centers, and mobs have occasionally attacked health workers.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks to health workers. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced late Tuesday that a curfew is going into place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Security forces also will be ensuring no one goes in or out of West Point, a slum in the capital where angry residents attacked an Ebola observation center over the weekend.“We have been unable to control the spread due to continued denials, cultural burying practices, disregard for the advice of health workers and disrespect for the warnings by the government,” she said. “As a result and due to the large population concentration the disease has spread widely in Monrovia and environs.”“May God bless us all and save the state,” she later added.Saturday’s attack on the observation center in West Point was triggered by fears that people with the disease were being brought there from all over the country, the Information Ministry said Tuesday. Dozens of people waiting to be screened for Ebola fled the center during the chaos. Looters made off with items, including bloody sheets and mattresses that could further spread the virus.All the patients who fled are now being screened at a hospital in Monrovia, and those who tested positive are being treated, the ministry said. It was unclear how many of the 37 who fled were confirmed with Ebola.Liberian authorities also are searching for a pastor who ran away from a different Ebola treatment center outside Monrovia. State radio asked the public to look out for the preacher but did not say whether he had tested positive for Ebola.Three Liberians are currently being treated with the last known doses of ZMapp, a drug that had earlier been given to two infected Americans and a Spaniard. The Americans are also improving, but the Spaniard died.“The medical professionals have informed the Liberian information ministry their progress is ‘remarkable,’” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the patients are showing “very positive signs of recovery.”Experts have said it is unclear if ZMapp, which had never before been tested in humans, is effective. Even if it is, the California-based maker has said more supplies won’t be available for months.Fact sheets for the Ebola virus are distributed during an awareness campaign in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is unknown. Meanwhile, new figures released by the World Health Organization showed that Liberia has recorded more deaths — 413 — than any of the other affected countries. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)In the meantime, experts say the best way to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa is to identify the sick, isolate them from the healthy and monitor everyone with whom they have been in contact.The WHO said it is seeing some encouraging signs in other parts of West Africa. In Guinea, people from villages that had previously rejected outside help were beginning to seek medical care, according to a WHO statement. The statement said the situation is “less alarming” in Guinea than in Liberia and Sierra Leone.Although the outbreak began in Guinea, Liberia has now recorded the highest number of deaths and Sierra Leone the most cases.The WHO also said there is “cautious optimism” that the spread of the virus in Nigeria can be stopped. Late Tuesday, health authorities there announced a fifth Ebola death — a doctor who had treated a man who flew to Nigeria from Liberia while infected. So far, all recorded cases have been linked to that man.“The outbreak is not under control,” the WHO cautioned. “As recent experience shows, progress is fragile, with a real risk that the outbreak could experience another flare-up.”To try to stem the spread of Ebola, officials have imposed quarantines and travel restrictions on the sick and those in contact with them, sometimes shutting off entire villages and counties.Those restrictions are limiting access to food and other necessities, said the WHO. The U.N. World Food Program has said that it is preparing to deliver food to 1 million people over the next three months.___Associated Press writers John Heilprin in Geneva; Sarah DiLorenzo in Dakar, Senegal and Maram Mazen in Lagos, Nigeria contributed to this report.last_img read more