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Inter forward Icardi reportedly set for move to Paris St Germain

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes test positive for COVID-19 Inter Milan forward, Mauro Icardi, his club’s leading scorer in each of the last five seasons and former captain, is set to join Paris St Germain, the Gazzetta Dello Sport and other Italian media said Monday. The move would end a turbulent spell at the club for the Argentine, who has fallen out with fans along on the way and provided fodder for the gossip columns, thanks to his marriage to Wanda Nara, a media personality who also acts as his agent. Gazzetta published what it said was a photograph of Icardi and Nara at Malpensa airport, saying would board a private jet for Paris to finalise a loan spell at PSG with an option to buy. Other Italian media carried the same story, including Sky Sport Italia. The 26-year-old, an out-and-out centre forward, who is deadly in the penalty area but whose contribution elsewhere on the pitch has been questioned, has scored 124 goals in 219 appearances in all competitions during six years at the club. Despite his scoring exploits, Icardi fell out with Inter’s hardcore fans over an account of an argument with supporters in his autobiography in 2016. Curva Nord ultras responded that “Icardi is not our captain, not now or ever’’ and applauded when he missed a penalty in one of Inter’s next games. In February, he was stripped of the captaincy after becoming embroiled in protracted negotiations over a new contract. He then said he could not play because of a knee injury although the club said a medical examination had found nothing wrong. He returned to the side in April after talks between his lawyer and the club, although Luciano Spalletti, the Inter coach at the time, said it had been “humiliating” for Inter to have to negotiate with a player to get him to play. Spalletti left Inter at the end of last season and was replaced by Antonio Conte, who said that Icardi did not figure in his plans for the future.Tags: Inter MilanMauro IcardiPSGlast_img read more

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Dawson bidding to down Baggies

first_img The Merseysiders have also had injuries to contend with, but Everton defender Sylvain Distin says the squad must keep pushing on, with a tough-looking trip to Manchester City on Saturday up next. Reflecting on the Hull game, Distin told evertontv: “It was very frustrating. “We didn’t lose the game but we feel like we have lost. We felt the frustration from the fans as well. “Hull made it tough for us and it was difficult to play forward at times. “We have had a lot of games and that’s going to continue. “We have to move on because it is a big game this weekend, then next week, then the following weekend.” Meanwhile, Hull midfielder Mohamed Diame is set for scans on his knee after limping off in the Everton game due to an ongoing tendon problem. And Bruce fears Diame could be out for as long as six weeks. The manager said: “It’s been an ongoing tendonitis problem and the alternative may be an injection. “That could rule him out for a month or six weeks. “We’ll have some more scans and see how he is.” Bruce also said a knee injury that forced David Meyler off only appeared to be a nasty cut. Ending a run of four straight defeats, Steve Bruce’s men drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park after a strike around the hour mark from substitute Sone Aluko cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s first-half opener for the hosts. Hull – above the relegation zone on goal difference alone – have also secured creditable draws at Arsenal and Liverpool this term. Michael Dawson was delighted Hull once again took a point from a trip to one of the Barclays Premier League’s major sides but feels games like Saturday’s against West Brom hold the key to the Tigers’ season. But Dawson sees the truly vital fixtures for the team being those where they are taking on outfits lower down the table. Hull boss Steve Bruce stressed after Wednesday’s match that the points his side claimed from such matches last term, their top-flight comeback season, were ultimately the reason they beat the drop. And when asked if games like Saturday’s visit to the KC Stadium of West Brom are what will define Hull’s 2014-15 campaign, Tigers centre-back Dawson said: “Yes, of course they are. “You look at our recent performances away from home, when we have been to the Emirates Stadium, Anfield and now Goodison Park, and we have taken a point each time. “We can take a lot out of this – even in the first half (against Everton), with as much possession as they had, how many shots did they have on goal? Not too many. “But yes, the games against the likes of West Brom and other teams that are going to be around us are where we really need to pick up the points.” While it proved a constructive evening for Hull, Wednesday was frustrating for Everton, who had looked well in control in the first half but faded badly as the contest wore on and were booed off at the end by some fans. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez – whose side have been playing in the Europa League group stages on top of their domestic fixtures, qualifying for the knockout rounds – admitted tiredness had been a factor. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Sherwood wants the best of Benteke

first_imgAston Villa boss Tim Sherwood challenged Christian Benteke to fire himself back to form and throw the matchball in his doubters’ faces. The misfiring striker has scored just three times this season with Villa second bottom of the Barclays Premier League ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle. Villa are the lowest scoring team in the top flight having hit just 13 goals in 26 games this season. Press Associationcenter_img Benteke has contributed just two of those and Sherwood threw down the gauntlet to the Belgium hitman ahead of their trip to the north-east. “I want to see him take the matchball with a hat-trick and throw it back in people’s faces,” he said. “Teams should be scared of him. They’ve got memories like me. I remember him terrorising defenders. We need to get him back to that. He’s only young. “We don’t want to try to patronise him, we want to try to tell him some home truths, ‘you were one of the best strikers in the country and everybody wanted you, Aston Villa didn’t want to sell you and now we need to get you back to that.’ It’s in there. It’s not a flash in the pan, it’s embedded into him. “He scores one in two. He’s a prolific goalscorer and we need to help him. The rest of the group need to help him – but we need to find goals from other areas as well.” Villa lost Sherwood’s first game 2-1 at home to Stoke last weekend, their sixth successive defeat, leaving them in the bottom three on goal difference. Sherwood insisted, though, he needs time to improve Villa after their season of struggle under ex-boss Paul Lambert. He said: “I dwell on it because I’m always mulling over the game, could we have done anything differently? “I beat myself up about it. If I put it into perspective, after a couple of days in training, I haven’t come in here with a magic wand. “No one expected that. It’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be a work in progress and the more time I have on the training field with the guys the more confidence I have we can turn this position around.” last_img read more

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Barbados Pride reaches 48-2 on rain hit day 2

first_imgTHE Guyana Jaguars dealt two early blows with the new ball, to leave Barbados Pride 48-2, last evening on the second day of the Day/Night fourth-round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture, at the Guyana National Stadium.With the first 90 minutes of play disrupted by rain, and the remaining sessions washed out, the visitors are 263 runs behind the Guyana Jaguars first innings total of 311.When play eventually commenced at 16:30hrs, Kraigg Brathwaite stroked the first ball of the day firmly through the cover off the front foot off Keon Joseph (1-13),and then fellow opener Anthony Alleyne punched Raymond Reifer (1-20) through extra cover on the back foot for consecutive boundaries in the next over.However, the pacers gave the hosts the early breakthroughs to put the Barbadians on the backfoot at 17-2 inside the five six overs of the day’s play.Reifer removed the left-handed, Alleyne (8) in the fourth over with a trademark left-arm pacer’s line. It was a wide ball outside off-stump, and Alleyne’s eyes lit up and he slashed it hard with an angled bat to Rajendra Chandrika at gully.Brathwaite (6) was sent back by Joseph in the fifth over with a peach of a delivery. The well-directed bouncer saw the West Indies Test vice-captain go for a hook shot which he gloved and was taken by wicket-keeper Anthony Bramble.Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks joined forces and showed some early signs of discomfort, but they then settled down and played sensibly to steady the innings, with Hope playing a couple of sumptuous shots for fours.The extent of their assurance took the visitors to dinner at 18:00hrs, with Hope unbeaten on 20, while Brooks had ten.However, no play was possible thereafter, and play was called off at 21:20hrs.SCOREBOARDBARBADOS PRIDE 1st innings (Guy Jaguars 1st innings 311)K Brathwaite c wk Bramble b Joseph 6A Alleyne c Chandrika b Reifer 8S Hope not out 20S Brooks not out 10Extras: (nb-4) 4Total: (for two wickets; 19 overs) 48Fall of Wickets: 1-15, 2-17,Bowlings: K Joseph 5-1-13-1, R Reifer 5-0-20-1, Barnwell 5-1-13-0, Permaul 4-3-2-0last_img read more

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Bartica Zone Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ set for June 14-16

first_imgBARTICIANS will witness enthralling action across three nights when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ tournament kicks off from June 14 to 16 at the Bartica Community Centre Basketball Court.The play-offs will see the winning team advancing to the National Play-offs which will be contested in Georgetown in August.Sponsored by Banks DIH Ltd through their Guinness Brand in association with Colours Boutique, this will be the third instalment of the Bartica leg.Teams interested in participating can contact Alden Marslowe or Ryan Andries. Closing date for registration is Saturday (June 8).All players must be eighteen years or older.Over the last two years, Rivers View and Disconnection Crew have represented Bartica at the National Finals.Winners of the tournament will pocket $500,000 and a trophy, while the runners-up will receive $250,000 and the corresponding accolade.Meanwhile, third and fourth placed teams will pocket $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.last_img read more

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Asian Para Games 2018: Ekta Bhyan, Manish Narwal shines for India on Day 3

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:4dc8087f8e2d1337f69b3156 Player Element ID: video_player_5f58638c48aed OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 1 year ago Juventus sporting director says Cristiano Ronaldo is not easy to replace SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Ekta Bhyan, who earlier this year had won gold at the Indian Open Para Championship, produced her best throw 16.02 metre in her fourth attempt, winning the F32/51 event ahead of UAE’s Alkaabi Thekra, who settled for silver with a throw of 15.75 metres. The F32/51 event features athletes with significant impairment in hand function. Ekta Bhyan won the gold medal after claiming top spot in the women’s club throw event, while Manish Narwal cinched the yellow metal in the 10 metre Air Pistol event, and in the process setting a new Games record. Chaudhary claimed the top honours with a best throw of 60.01m, which he managed in his third attempt. In the process, shattered the F44 world record, bettering the earlier mark of 59.82, which Chinese Mingjie Gao made in 1980. Chaudhary’s disability falls in the F42-44/61-64 category, which relates to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.With today’s 5 medals on Day 3, India’s medal tally stands at 6 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze to occupy the eighth spot in the medal table.(Agency Inputs) Chaudhary opened India’s gold medal account at the Games in the men’s F42-44/61-64 category during the morning session, before middle distance runner Raju Rakshitha (women’s T11 1500m) and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan (men’s S7 50m butterfly) added the yellow metals later during the day. WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago AIFF issues statement on Jamshedpur FC’s Gourav Mukhi in the wake of his age fraud controversy READ: Asian Para Games 2018: Javelin Thrower Sandeep Chaudhary Shines As India Bags 11 Medals On Day 2On Monday, javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta on Monday.center_img Written By COMMENT First Published: 9th October, 2018 17:49 IST WATCH US LIVE Digital Desk FOLLOW US Indian para-athletes continued to make the country proud at the 2018 Asian Para Games after Ekta Bhyan and Manish Narwal added to the country’s medal tally by winning gold medals in their respective events on Tuesday. 1 year ago Meet The ‘Chhichhore’ Of Bollywood India also bagged three bronze medals on Tuesday thanks to Jayanti Behera, Anandan Gunasekaran and Monu Ghangas. Behera finished third in the women’s 200 metre T45/46/47 event, while Gunasekaran bagged bronze in the men’s 200 metre T44/62/64 class. Ghangas finished third in the men’s shot put F11.  Last Updated: 9th October, 2018 19:15 IST Asian Para Games 2018: Ekta Bhyan, Manish Narwal Shines For India On Day 3 Ekta Bhyan produced her best throw 16.02 metre in her fourth attempt to win gold in the women’s club throw event.last_img read more

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Emenalo Departs Monaco as Onyekuru Arrives on a Five-year Deal

first_imgHe spent the 2017-18 season back in Belgium on loan at Anderlecht, before another loan deal at Turkish side Galatasaray last year.Onyekuru scored 14 goals in 31 league games as Galatasaray won the title.French sports daily L’Equipe however reported yesterday that Onyekuru has inked a five-year contract with the Principality side following a successful medical, which has effectively ended his association with Everton.The transfer of the former Eupen man is believed to cost Monaco €13.5 million plus bonuses of up to €1.5 million.Onyekuru has been signed as replacement for Rony Lopes, who is being linked with a switch to Sevilla before the close of the window.Lukman Haruna, Rabiu Afolabi and Victor Ikpeba have represented Monaco in the past.Meanwhile, Monaco have confirmed that the club and former Nigerian international, Michael Emenalo, have decided to put an end to their collaboration by mutual agreement.The USA 1994 World Cup star arrived in Monaco in November 2017 to take up the position of Sports Director and part of his job description was to oversee recruitment of players.Prior to joining Monaco, Emenalo was technical director at Chelsea and worked with ten different head coaches.In his parting words to Monaco, the former Super Eagles left-back thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to experience the French Ligue 1 and wished the club and supporters a successful 2019-2020 season.Under the leadership of Emenalo, Monaco signed France youth internationals Willem Geubbels and Wilson Isidor, Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, Germany fullback Benjamin Henrichs and England U-19 international Jonathan Panzo.Monaco lost 3-0 to Lyon in their opening match of the 2019-2020 season on Friday, August 9.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reporEverton have sold forward Henry Onyekuru to French Ligue 1 side Monaco for an undisclosed fee.The Nigeria international, 22, never made an appearance for the Toffees after joining on a five-year deal from Belgian club KAS Eupen for £7m in 2017.last_img read more

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Learn How to Set New Year Goals Instead of Resolutions

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Bulkan seems reluctant to submit to constitutional checks and balances

first_imgDear Editor,I happened to have read the well-articulated letter by Norman Whittaker in another section of the media captioned “The Government employing manipulative tactics to suppress work of Local Government Commission” and am in full agreement with the general tenor of the letter. Using Whittaker’s word, out of the “bowels” of our Constitution, Article 78 to be exact, the people through their representatives saw it fit to establish a Local Government Commission, not as a rubber stamp constitutional body, but as one that functions and carries out its role as per the wishes of the people.The problem in my opinion appears to be a President, through his politics creates the Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan, who seems reluctant to submit to a constitutional system of checks and balances. These are the characteristics of a creeping dictatorship. This was exactly how Burnham started out until he moves to the point of rigging elections to keep himself in office by a process of selection, rather than election. Is this what President Granger is attempting to do today? To subvert the work of the Local Government system until they all become subservient to his diktat?The work of the Minister has outlived its relevance constitutionally once the Commission was appointed in October 2017. Thus, I struggle to comprehend the level of political insecurity of President Granger. After all, the Chairman of the Commission is a die-hard People’s National Congress man, Mortimer Mingo, who I believe is quite capable of doing his master’s political bidding.Why can’t President Granger respect our Constitution that mandates the Commission “to deal with, as it deems fit, all matters relating to the regulation and staffing of the Local Government organs”. Why six months after their appointment, we have a situation where Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, a political creature of President Granger, is undemocratically usurping the role of the Commission?The people in their wisdom did not authorise a singular political creature to be in charge of our Local Government system, so how dare Granger overturn their decision? Why this inconsistency from President Granger? Isn’t he the one who unfailingly claims that he is a staunch adherent to the Guyana Constitution so why is he breaking the rules today? Or is it a case of do as I say but do not do as I do? These acts of gross hypocrisy from President Granger must be exposed and opposed and he must know that there is no room at the top for untruthfulness, non-transparency and deception.The question of the empowerment in accordance with the Constitution of the Local Government Commission is of all importance now that we are set for a December 2018 Local Government Elections. Guyana has had enough of these stale minds and demands a boldness of spirit from President Granger that will allow a thousand new flowers to bloom by allowing the system to function according to the wishes of the people. What President Granger and Minister Bulkan are practicing is akin to that of pouring new wine into old skins and leaves a bitter taste of democracy Burnham style, where only the wishes of the “Kabaka” mattered.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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Security, Economic Integration Top MRU Summit

first_imgThe Heads of State and government at the just-ended 23rd Ordinary Summit of the Mano River Union (MRU) in the Guinean capital, Conakry, have agreed on several measures aimed at improving the lives of the people of Member States. They plan to tackle most especially border security, infrastructural development, youth employment and economic integration.A Communiqué from the Guinean capital indicates that at the end of the Summit, the MRU Heads of State and Government recognized and agreed to implement a cross-border security strategy with a commitment to operationalize the Peace and Security Unit within the MRU Secretariat.The summit was attended by Guinean President Alpha Conde host; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; and Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma. Minister of State/Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Charles Kofi Diby, represented La Côte d’Ivoire and proxy for President Alassane Ouattara.The MRU leaders also agreed for the creation of a Joint Border Post between Sierra Leone and Guinea as part of the Border Security Strategy. This post is called the Gbalamuya-Pamelap border post.The Communiqué commended the Government of La Côte d’Ivoire that is expected to host a donor conference aim at mobilizing resources for the cross-border project. They have requested the MRU Secretariat to engage ECOWAS and the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA) as regards the execution of the conference.As regards infrastructural development, the MRU leaders agreed to encourage private sector collaboration in pursuit of financing capital intensive projects including roads, energy and information technology, among others. They also agreed to develop projects directed at renewable energy resources.The Summit further reviewed and approved a plan to engage the African Development Bank group through a formal letter of request to help finance key road connectivity linked to the Trans-West Africa Highway.On youth employment efforts, all the four countries expressed serious concern about the future of the young people in the Member States.In addressing the issue of unemployment, the MRU Heads of State and Government announced the creation of the Center of Excellence in Yamoussoukro, La Côte d’Ivoire in support of its Regional Youth Employment Program. At the Center, youth will gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines that will prepare them for multi-tasking in future job markets.In the area of sub-regional economic reintegration, the MRU Heads of State instructed the Secretariat to constructively engage the China Exim Bank for possible financing of the Makona Economic Free Zone. The Makona River divides Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and forms a convergence of three of the four countries within the Union.Leaders at the Summit also encouraged the reactivation of the Air Mano project and requested the Ministers of Transport of Member States to continue the finalization of the feasibility study in order to speed up the launching of the airline.Food security was also a priority issue for the 23rd Ordinary Summit with a commendation of progress made so far during the implementation of the Food Security Project in each Member States. They encouraged Governments to maintain the dynamic trend for the attainment of food self-sufficiency in the Mano River Union basin.The MRU leaders have, however, announced an approved budget of US$5.9 million, authorizing the Secretariat to execute it accordingly. They also agreed to finance the construction of the headquarters of the MRU upon the submission of the completed architectural design and costing.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has officially turned over the chairmanship of the Union to her Guinean counterpart, President Alpha Conde. This comes after five years at the helm of the regional body.President Sirleaf told her colleagues at the close of the summit on Sunday in Conakry that the period she served as Chair of the MRU was a daunting task but was made easier by the strong support of fellow Heads of States and Government and the MRU Secretariat.She recounted the MRU achievements under her chairmanship. She named finalizing the strategic plan to guide the work of the MRU, implementing the HIV/AIDS/STD pilot program, the establishment of the Joint Border Security/Confidence Building Unit and the ongoing implementation of the La Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia/Sierra Leone/Guinea West Africa Power Pool Project.According to President Sirleaf, all of these projects would not have been achieved without the support of her colleagues and the MRU Secretariat. “The Government and people of Liberia are honored to steer the affairs of the MRU and the progress made is attributed to all of us as Heads of State, Secretariat and the peoples of our countries,” She thanked the Union’s development partners for their unwavering and strong support to have achieved the MRU development goals.“I like to, in this manner, officially handover the gavel of authority of the MRU chairmanship to my brother, Professor Alpha Conde, who will now chair our great organization,” President Sirleaf said, amidst cheers.In his acceptance speech, President Conde said it is a difficult task to take over from President Sirleaf, who he described as a woman with vast leadership experience. He hoped that the Liberian leader would always have time to advise him as he steers the affairs of the MRU. “How can I do better stepping into the shoes of this great first female elected President of Africa without knocking at her door for pieces of advice from her,” the new MRU chairman noted.The MRU Secretary-General, Hadja Dr. Saran Daraba Kaba, thanked President Sirleaf for her support to the Secretariat under her stewardship. She, however, expressed renewed commitment to the new chairman of the MRU in moving the Union forward in achieving its goals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more