first_imgPanaji, Jun 8 (PTI) With the onset of monsoon, tourists in Goa are eschewing beaches and are looking to shift from water to hinterland activities during the rainy season.Water sports activities at the beaches are banned during monsoon while swimming is prohibited with red flags posted along the 105-km coast.The State Tourism Department said it plans to promote monsoon tourism with hinterland activities like eco-trekking and expeditions among others.”The water sports activity has been banned along the coast due to rains from June 4 onwards. It will be resumed only after the monsoon season,” Captain of Ports, which is the licencing authority for water sport activity in Goa, James Braganza told PTI today.Water sports equipment like banana boats, kayaks, jet ski and para sailing kits are currently kept on the shore, while lifeguards could be seen stopping tourists from venturing into the sea.Traditional beach shacks, a prime tourist attraction, have also been dismantled after a dull tourist season.”The shacks were dismantled from May 31 onwards as per the licencing norms of the tourism department. Many shacks had shut before the actual date as the response from tourists was very poor,” said Cruz Cardoso, president of Shack Owners Welfare Society.Goa has 356 traditional shacks that are erected only during the tourist season.”The last season was very poor. Now, we are waiting for October month when new (tourist) season begins,” he said.Manuel Cardoso, General Secretary, Traditional Shack Owners Association said spending capacity of visitors in the last season was less.advertisement”Even if there were tourists, their spending capacity was less. If we really want to have good upcoming season, the government should allot shacks by August so that they can be erected by September or October,” he said. (MORE) PTI RPS ARS TIR BASlast_img read more

first_imgBecoming his own man Other medal contenders include Sergei Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion in the 110-meter hurdles, and high jumpers Mikhail Akimenko and Ilya Ivanyuk.Many Russian athletes with past doping bans were not cleared to compete, including race walker Elena Lashmanova, the world leader in the 20-kilometer event this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40 Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue FILE – First-placed Russia’ Mariya Lasitskene competes in the Women’s high jump during the IAAF Diamond League competition on September 6, 2019 in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)MOSCOW — The suspended Russian track federation is sending a team of 29 competitors to the world championships in Qatar, where they will compete as neutral athletes.High jumper Mariya Lasitskene is the only reigning world champion among the group. Lasitskene has jumped a world leading 2.06 meters this season but has failed to clear 2 meters at four of her last five events.ADVERTISEMENT Blackwater falls to Seoul in Terrific 12 opener Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

first_imgKalli Purie, India Today Group Editorial Director for Broadcast and New Media, was awarded the FICCI Young Women Achievers Award for excellence in media today.Union Minister Smriti Irani gave away the awards in Delhi this evening at the annual programme of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) at Hotel Lalit. The show was anchored by Shivani Wazir.Media Yflo Young Women Achievers Awardee @IndiaToday #kallipurie pic.twitter.com/S7cJYx9gSO; YFLO_Delhi (@YFLO_Delhi) April 7, 2017A serial entrepreneur at heart, Kalli Purie has experience in running awide range of media properties from television channels, apps, to adigital newspaper.Kalli Purie is now playing a leadership rolein the India Today Group for transferring the equity built inconventional brands into the digital space and steers the editorial ofthe India Today Television with 3 others of the network. She is also the lead for all signature events of the group. She is aggressivelyspearheading the rollout of the next set of digital innovations.  Kalli Purie was listed as one of India’s most influential women in media, marketing and advertising at the sixth edition of Impact magazine’sprestigious awards a couple of weeks ago.  Receiving the award, Kalli Purie said, “I want to share with you a conclusion, which I think will be popular with at least half of this room. God designed women to run newsrooms. To lead a newsroom, you need three things. One, heavy dose of EQ. You need IQ to get the facts, but you need instinct. Instinct to follow the story and ask the right questions, instinct to know who is the right newsmaker. Two, ability to multi-task. News never goes according to plan. You have to be firing at all fronts.”advertisementKalli Purie was honoured with the Achievement and Excellence Award in recognition of her contributions and achievement in promoting the true spirit of journalism at the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and International Conference-cum-Cultural Festival on God’s Wisdom for World Transformation.  Kalli Purie has worked in several roles in the India Today Group since 1996. Beginning her career as a marketing executive and reporter for the flagship magazine, India Today, Kalli Purie worked in many capacities in the different divisions of the group spanning print, television and digital.The FICCI Young Women Achievers Award for excellence in media award was conferred to outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their respective fields and made a significant contribution to society. The primary objective of these awards conferred every year is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women.Young women under the age of 45 are chosen from diverse fields and are felicitated through these awards.Other awardees included Sussanne Khan (Entrepreneur), Simran Lal (Business), Shaina NC (Politics), Deepa Malik (Sports), Chiki Sarkar (Literature), Malvika Poddar (Fashion), Gauri Shinde (Film), Preeti Chandra (Community Service), Bhavna Kakkar (Art) and Vidha Lal (Performing Arts).Also read:India Today’s Kalli Purie named one of India’s most powerful women in mediaAlso watch:Kalli Purie wins FICCI Young Women Achievers Award for excellence in medialast_img read more

first_imgTransfers Asensio extends Real Madrid contract until 2023 Ronan Murphy Last updated 2 years ago 23:49 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marco Asensio Real Madrid Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Real Madrid v Espanyol Primera División The 21-year-old has agreed a new deal at Santiago Bernabeu, joining Marcelo, Isco, Karim Benzema and others in committing their future to the club Marco Asensio has signed a new contract with Real Madrid which will keep him at the club until 2023.The 21-year-old signed for the La Liga giants in 2014 for €3.9 million from Mallorca, and has agreed a new six-year-deal at Santiago Bernabeu.Asensio 21/20 to score v Espanyol Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. After signing for Madrid, he returned to Mallorca on a loan deal, and also spent a season at Espanyol as he gained first-team experience.He broke into the Blancos first team in 2016-17, starting in the UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla and then making his La Liga debut shortly after.Asensio played 23 La Liga games last season, and impressed in the Champions League, scoring three times in eight appearances, including a goal in the final against Juventus as Zinedine Zidane’s side lifted the trophy.He also made his international debut for Spain in 2016, and has played four times for his country. Asensio also represented Spain at the 2017 European Under-21 Championship, where he scored a hat-trick against Macedonia.A strong start to the 2017-18 season has earned rave reviews from Zidane, who has compared the forward to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.”Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine,” he told COPE. “I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer.”Asensio’s new deal comes just a day after Real Madrid signed defender Raphael Varane to a five-year contract extension, and follows Marcelo, Isco, Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorente who have also recently committed their futures to the club.last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Share on Pinterest We need five new players. Most pressing is the need for a powerful target man who can provide a focal point for attacks to complement the technical craft of Xherdan Shaqiri and Jesé. Saido Berahino could then play wide right. I’d love to see us tempt Crystal Palace into selling Christian Benteke. Mark Hughes seems intent on a back three this season and the signings of Bruno Martins Indi and Kurt Zouma look the business.The major problem though is this system relies of wing-backs. Mame Diouf and Erik Pieters do not have the skills necessary for those positions. I’d go for Kieran Gibbs on the left and Gregory van der Wiel on the right. A back-up centre-half and a ball-winning defensive midfielder wouldn’t go amiss either. I’ve been impressed with Jesé so far. He’s a really skilful player who will light up the league if given time. Tom PlantSwansea CityWe’ve been heavily linked with Santiago Arias of PSV as well as Nacer Chadli and Wilfried Bony. The club needs to press on with these signings as the team is really lacking in goals and creativity, particularly with the loss of our talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. Paul Clement can make us competent defensively but our attacking options are slim. Arias is a competitive and willing full-back, which is a problem area for us.We have been slow to move this window, as we were last summer to near disastrous consequences. Our first two performances have shown how toothless we can be in attack. Roque Mesa looks like he could be a real coup for the club. His profile seems to suit the Swansea model to the bone. Have we at last found an heir to the evergreen Leon Britton? PhilTottenham HotspurWe have the shallowest squad in the top five but also one of the best starting XIs. The defensive players we have signed look great, especially the very exciting Davinson Sánchez, but we still need a direct pacy option on the wing and a decent second striker – sadly both Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko have not shown their quality. Bringing in Lazio’s young, fast and dynamic forward Keita Baldé Diao (who may end up at Monaco) and underrated goalscorer and tireless runner Divock Origi could address these glaring holes in our squad and keep us competitive in all four competitions. Henry SkewesWatfordWe have brought in a lot of players, which is good news, and early season results have filled fans with optimism. What we still lack is a right winger who is better than the willing but hopelessly erratic Nordin Amrabat, who can come in and complement what is now looking like quite a potent attack. Questions also remain about who we have as cover at centre-back should one of Sebastian Prödl or Miguel Britos get injured. In fact, an upgrade on either wouldn’t go amiss.Nobody can complain with any of the signings we’ve made, even if some of them aren’t the complete articles just yet. Nathaniel Chalobah in midfield is raw and continues to make basic mistakes in possession but his potential is clear for everyone to see. Andre Gray brings pace and adds a different dimension up front and it’ll be good to see him get off the mark soon. Our Brazilian winger Richarlison has been given the most attention – as little Watford don’t usually go about spending £13m on Brazilian wingers. Much like Chalobah, he seems incredibly raw, but he has that innate ability to scare defenders with his skill and pace. It’ll be fascinating to see how far he can progress this season. MattWest Bromwich AlbionWe’re still in need of a specialist left-back. I’d have liked Kieran Gibbs or Charlie Taylor, but I expect another loanee in the mould of Brendan Galloway (I don’t expect this one to get a game either). We have four centre-backs but Craig Dawson is still our first-choice right-back and Gareth McAuley can’t play forever so at least one in the centre, two if Jonny Evans goes. We will nee a replacement for Nacer Chadli if he moves and some cover/competition for Salomón Rondón and Hal Robson-Kanu. The squad is paper thin and fatigue was the biggest factor in our season stalling at the 40-point mark. I suspect it will be loans and frees as there never seems to be a plan B if we don’t land our first-choice targets. Ahmed Hegazi has enjoyed a very solid start and Jay Rodriguez has been excellent. With goals in pre-season and the League Cup he’s off to a flyer. If he can get up and running in the Premier League, we’ll have picked up a bargain. DanWest Ham UnitedTo be brutally honest, we need a new manager. In the entirety of Slaven Bilic’s reign I’ve not seen a single coherent plan of how he wants us to play. We sign players seemingly at random and then he just puts together a teamsheet of who he deems the best players and hopes they go out and do their thing on their own. It’s all a bit late 1990s Championship Manager. Our slapdash signing policy of past-it players and Ligue 2 hit and hopers has been found out. Chicharito has been our best summer signing so far. I would have said Marko Arnautovic for his pre-season displays but then he got all elbowy. Ash Howarth Read more Chelsea Share on Messenger Read more Bournemouth Facebook Twitter Our main targets are Alexis Sánchez and Johnny Evans. If I had to choose one I’d take Sánchez. Our finishing is really poor and we could do with a clinical striker, even though it increases competition for places. But we’ve already had a good transfer window. Kyle Walker is exactly what we’ve been looking for in a full-back. Danilo has been great too and so has Ederson. Shiven MianManchester UnitedWe need a winger – and by winger I mean a proper winger who can go on the outside of the full-back and deliver crosses – for Romelu Lukaku. Unfortunately they are in short supply nowadays. We’ve been heavily linked with Ivan Perisic but that ship may well have sailed. A left-back may also be needed as Daley Blind lacks pace, Matteo Darmian lacks consistency and Luke Shaw lacks the manager’s confidence.The signing of the summer must surely be Nemanja Matic, who has provided a measure of calm and control to a midfield that has lacked both in the last few years. People are saying he was brought in to free up Paul Pogba but he offers far more than that. I’m fairly confident of more reinforcements but the price needs to be right in an inflated transfer market. If not, I would expect reinforcements in January. Chris DowdingNewcastle UnitedGerman goalkeeper Oliver Baumann at 1899 Hoffenheim would be a good replacement for both Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, who just aren’t good enough. Left-back Rico Henry would be a steadier choice than Paul Dummett, who is really a centre-half. Henry was sidelined from September to February with a shoulder dislocation then named in the England squad for the 2017 U20 World Cup after doing well in the 12 games for Brentford. Now is a good time to buy a player with pace and potential.We could do worse than trying to sign Jack Wilshere or re-sign Yohan Cabaye to partner part-genius part-fool Jonjo Shelvey. Mikel Merino looks like he can do it at the very top, but needs to find some aggression and fight to be the full product. And someone like Ángel Correa, a centre forward at Atlético Madrid dubbed the next Agüero, would be perfect up front. He might not stay on Tyneside for long, but it would be good while it lasts.I’m confident players will come in. Will they be exciting players to get the crowd going? No. Will they be the right players to fit Rafa Benítez’s plan? Probably not. Will they keep us in the top flight? Maybe. Alexander JacobSouthamptonSaints usually pull something out of the bang towards the end of the window. Sadio Mané came out of nowhere a few years ago. This time we need a forward to help spread the goals around. With Jay Rodriguez being moved on to West Brom, Shane Long well out of form and Charlie Austin not having a great injury record, we could do with adding another striker. We’ve missed having a big target man since Graziano Pellè left, but I’d like to see us bring Theo Walcott back. He would suit our style and play in a few positions along the front line. New signing Mario Lemina looks like he might have something to offer the midfield. Jack BrentonStoke City Pinterest We need another centre-back – either in the ready-made form of Jonny Evans or Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson who can develop under the tutelage of title winners Robert Huth and Wes Morgan. Either would form a very strong and talented duo with Harry Maguire. Maguire has looked great. He’s more than capable of filling one of the slots left by Huth and Morgan as they enter the twilight of their careers.Unfortunately, we can’t completely rule out the departure of Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater or Jamie Vardy. In such a scenario I would like to see us bring in a new winger as an absolute minimum. Perhaps Andros Townsend could become a revelation like Marc Albrighton. I suspect we may see a couple of under-the-radar incomings. TomLiverpool Share on Facebook Burnley Premier League Will Jonny Evans be posing beside another badge soon? Photograph: Matthew Ashton/AMA/Getty Images I was particularly disappointed with the departure of some of the young prospects such as Dominic Solanke, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. We need back-up as a priority, notably at wing-back and in midfield. I would like to see an English trio of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryan Bertrand and Ross Barkley heading our way, to bolster a thin squad. £30m for Danny Drinkwater sounds like daylight robbery.Álvaro Morata looks like a great signing. He came in for it a bit of stick after his Community Shield cameo, but against Burnley he showed hunger and class, dragging Chelsea back into the contest almost single-handedly. He knows where the goal is, and when he, Eden Hazard and Pedro are fully fit and firing, Chelsea’s front three will be a formidable prospect. Last summer we landed David Luiz and Marcos Alonso on deadline day, raising some eyebrows in the process. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same thing this summer. Nick Crystal PalaceAnother centre-back seems like a must, particularly if Frank De Boer is going to keep playing his favoured 3-4-3 formation. Mamadou Sakho would be ideal, but Liverpool seem to have priced us out of a move so we may have to look further afield. We also need another wide player. Joel Campbell may be a good option given Arsenal are looking to trim their squad.Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a fantastic debut against Huddersfield, despite the poor result. If he can perform at that level on a regular basis, he could prove to be a shrewd loan signing. We missed out on deals for Oliver Burke (who went to West Brom) and Kevin Wimmer (who moved to Stoke), but goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski could still make the move. I’m confident there will be more to come before deadline day. SamEvertonEverton needed to find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku. And Sandro Ramírez looks like he could be the bargain of the season. Wayne Rooney is not the goal machine he once was but he has started the season well. He will be a great influence on the pitch and for the club. Ambitious bids for Napoli’s Dries Mertens or Lazio striker Ciro Immobile would be massive statements of intent.Ronald Koeman has had a good transfer window so far and I’m confident of more. Davy Klaassen has been very impressive. He gets about the pitch, can be a ball-winner and chance creator. His record also suggests he’s a goal-getter from midfield. I’m looking forward to seeing how he can progress this season. Bobby ColcombeHuddersfield TownWe look to have done great business already. Tom Ince, Steve Mounié and Jonas Lössl have all hit the ground running. Technically we also bought Aaron Mooy this summer, but we all knew how good he was and £8m is already looking a steal. We definitely need cover for right-back and maybe centre-back. I’m pretty sure most Town fans won’t have heard of any new signings in the pipeline but that’s the magical David Wagner way. The management know what we need and will go get them. DavidLeicester City Pinterest Hands up if you want a move. Photograph: McNulty/JMP/REX/Shutterstock Twitter A striker of Premier League quality is definitely needed for survival. A loan for a proven goalscorer such as Danny Ings would work. I’d also feel better if we could bring in a younger option as first choice at right-back. Our beloved captain Bruno is 36 and Liam Rosenior is 33. I was disappointed to see Carl Jenkinson go on loan to Birmingham as he seemed ideal. Maybe Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy would fit the bill.We were close to bringing in promising young Ghanaian forward Raphael Dwamena but he failed his medical. We need a more established forward, especially if Tomer Hemed leaves before the window closes. If we get anyone in, it’ll either be a veteran or a loan from a larger club.Izzy Brown looked great before his injury: lots of pace and power, qualities we sorely lack in our attack. Pascal Gross and Markus Suttner seem to be solid enough additions, but I’ve got higher hopes for record signings Davy Pröpper and José Izquierdo. Mathew Ryan has looked a little shaky, but should be fine once he settles into the Premier League. Tom MatuszewskiBurnleyWe still need a firm centre-back to round out the group and replace Michael Keane. For my money I’d take Craig Dawson from West Brom – not the fanciest signing but he would definitely add a lot of experience and improve the back four. While Jack Cork has been a great signing so far, we definitely need to strengthen. We’ll see one more before the window closes. Paul EmmettChelsea Share on WhatsApp Liverpool agree record deal to sign Naby Keïta from RB Leipzig next summer Share via Email ArsenalAlexandre Lacazette looks ready to hit the ground running but another centre-back is a must. Virgil van Dijk would be a big improvement in a defence that includes an ageing Laurent Koscielny, an erratic Shkodran Mustafi and a slow, retiring Per Mertesacker. Having said that, Sead Kolasinac looks like a great signing. Riyad Mahrez could be the winger we sorely need and Jean-Michael Seri and unsettled Steven N’Zonzi would surely fare much better in our midfielder than the current combination of Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey.The line is that we have to sell before we buy and we have a few players with hefty wages who don’t add to the team. Lucas Pérez will surely leave leave, but getting rid of Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and, I’m afraid to say, Jack Wilshere could make a big difference. Am I confident? No, not really. There might be one or two additions but I can’t see much strengthening. BradyAFC BournemouthWe need a central midfielder to add competition for places, preferably someone who is comfortable sitting in front of the back four and breaking up play. James McCarthy would be ideal and he seems to be slightly out of favour at Everton. He might have struggled a bit against Manchester City but Nathan Aké looks to have picked up where he left off from his loan spell last season. He’s a great reader of the game and he’s strong, quick and puts his body on the line. We might need more defensive reinforcements in the same mould.I think we’ll bring in one more player but not necessarily in central midfield. We’ve been linked with Demarai Gray but, with Riyad Mahrez keen to leave Leicester, he’ll surely get more gametime. But maybe a move south would still appeal to him. SamBrighton & Hove Albion Topics Transfer window Facebook Jesé has impressed at Stoke but he needs anew partner. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters Facebook Read more Brighton & Hove Albion We all suffer when matches are played with the transfer window open features Share on Twitter Liam Rosenior The raw aggression, winning mentality and power of someone such as Diego Costa is something Liverpool desperately need. They also lack a striker who can turn scrappy, goalless draws into 1-0 wins and get 20+ goals a season. Costa is nasty and difficult, but he is everything Liverpool require up front. We’re not likely to sign the centre-back we desperately need, so why not go out all guns blazing and outscore everyone? A midfielder capable of hitting the ball more than six yards sideways would also be good.The £48m record signing of Naby Keïta looks a great investment but I’m not very confident of any more major incomings this summer. Every transfer seems to be played out in the media for four weeks before we even get close to signing someone. I don’t want to see us spending stupid sums but the money is there and we desperately need re-enforcement’s in defence, midfield and up front. Dominic Solanke will come good. He’s big, fast, powerful and has a good touch, allied to the intelligence to find the right spaces around the box. He needs games to see what he’s really like but so far looks an absolute bargain. Andrew Robertson did well in his one game. Mohamed Salah, our record buy, finishes well and stretches defences but his touch doesn’t seem that sure. StuManchester City Share on LinkedIn Twitter Nathaniel Chalobah’s England call-up shows benefit of leaving Chelsea Arsenal Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_img Quick guide League One results Josh Cullen penalty earns Charlton draw to frustrate 10-man West Brom League One Sheff Wed 0-0 Leeds, Birmingham 2-1 Luton, Huddersfield 2-1 Barnsley, Hull 2-0 Derby, Middlesbrough 0-0 Fulham, Millwall 2-0 Stoke, Nottm Forest P-P Reading, Preston North End 3-2 Blackburn, West Brom 2-2 Charlton Show Hide Preston North End Was this helpful? Share on Facebook Quick guide Championship results Read more ChampionshipPreston moved up to second after coming back from two goals down against Blackburn in a Lancashire derby. Things could not have started worse for the hosts when they went 1-0 down within 30 seconds when Sam Gallagher’s rebounded off the post and went in via goalkeeper Declan Rudd’s back. Gallagher doubled the lead 10 minutes later but Preston bounced back in the second-half and level things up through Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson’s penalty. The game was settled in fitting style when Barkhuizen found the top corner from 25 yards. League OneSol Campbell witnessed his new Southend side lose 3-1 at home to first-placed Ipswich Town. James Norwood struck twice and Kayden Jackson got the other with Emile Acquah netting the consolation. The result leaves the two clubs 25 points apart with Paul Lambert’s side joint-top with Wycombe Wanderers. The Chairboys went ahead in the fifth minute when Scott Kashket fired home from the edge of the box at Rotherham. Pinterest Facebook Hide Share on Pinterest Leeds were the side leapfrogged as they could only muster a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday. The points were also shared between West Brom and Charlton, thanks to a 94th minute penalty Josh Cullen penalty, meaning the Baggies are two points clear of Preston. Gary Rowett started his career as Millwall manager with 2-0 victory over former employers Stoke City. James Wallace created the opener with a perfect cross for Ben Thompson to convert and then slotted home a penalty after being felled by Badou N’Diaye. Stoke remain in the relegation zone where they are joined by managerless Barnsley who went behind to Christopher Schindler tap-in from a Karlan Grant cross at Huddersfield. Grant then scored himself, finding the top corner for his eighth goal of the season. Jacob Brown did pull a goal back but the Tykes lie bottom of the table.Completing the relegation zone are Middlesbrough following their 0-0 draw with 10-man Fulham. The result will be particularly disappointing considering visiting goalkeeper Marek Rodak was dismissed in the 17th minute for a handball outside the box.Two Jarrod Bowen strikes earned Hull all three points against Derby. One place above the Tigers sits Birmingham who saw off Luton Town as Lukas Jutkiewicz head home with eight minutes left on the clock. Topics Accrington 0-1 Gillingham, Bristol Rovers 2-2 Portsmouth, Burton 0-0 Blackpool, Fleetwood 1-0 MK Dons,Lincoln P-P Bolton, Oxford Utd 3-0 Rochdale, Peterborough 2-2 Coventry, Rotherham 0-1 Wycombe, Shrewsbury 1-0 Sunderland, Southend 1-3 Ipswich, Tranmere P-P Doncaster  Was this helpful? League Two Show Quick guide League Two results center_img Blackburn Rovers Football League news Sol Campbell was appointed Southend manager last week. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Thank you for your feedback. Exeter 4-0 Plymouth, Colchester 3-1 Newport, Crawley 0-4 Swindon, Forest Green P-P Crewe, Grimsby P-P Cheltenham, Leyton Orient 1-1 Carlisle, Macclesfield P-P Bradford City, Northampton 2-0 Cambridge, Port Vale 0-0 Oldham, Salford 1-1 Scunthorpe, Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe, Walsall 1-2 Mansfield Share on LinkedIn Thank you for your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Share via Email Show Sunderland were brought back down to earth following their 5-0 midweek victory over Tranmere by losing to a single Jason Cummings goal at Shrewsbury. Mo Eisa earned Peterborough a dramatic draw against Coventry when he hit his 11th of the season in the 95th minute. The result leaves them third, one place above Fleetwood after Ched Evans capitalised on an error from MK Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to prod home the winner with five minutes to go.Fifth place was claimed by Oxford United who brushed aside Rochdale, a task made easier when Aaron Wilbraham was dismissed for a reckless challenge. Portsmouth dropped two points against Bristol Rovers when the a corner hit goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray and bounced into the net. Southend Championship Hide League TwoExeter made the most of Crewe and Cheltenham having their games postponed by beating Plymouth 4-0. Nicky Law struck twice with Tom Parkes and Randell Williams goals sandwiched in between. Swindon won by the same scoreline at Crawley, where Eoin Doyle picked up a hat-trick.Stevenage are off the bottom of the table after captain Scott Cuthbert headed home a late corner against Morecambe, who replaced them at the foot of the table. Twitter Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Was this helpful? Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_img How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks Editors’ Recommendations Smoking cigars can be a great bonding experience. After all, they are pulled out to celebrate the birth of a baby. You can bond with your friends over cigars, or even with your father and grandfather. If you venture out to far off places, cigars can be the perfect souvenir. Have you ever tried a Cuban cigar? There’s just something about them — could it be that Cuban tobacco? —  that sets them apart from the rest. But sometimes, cigar cutters just don’t cut it. If they’re not sharp enough, you lose the composition of the cigar, and the tobacco doesn’t stay put. But in Italy in the late 1800s, there was a man who knew how to cut cigars. David Berti loved Tuscan cigars, but back in the late 19th century, times were tough. Cigar smokers had to cut their cigars in two because buying an entire cigar was simply too expensive. When people went to the tobacco shop, they had to buy half a cigar at a time. So Berti, who had his own cutlery company, would have to use his table cigar cutter to cut cigars in half. Berti would meticulously sharpen the blade, so that the cut would be smooth.The modern-day version of Berti’s original cigar cutter has a knife and a wooden block for to rest. The inscription even reads “Dedicato a Davide.” It combines the craftsmanship of the Berti knives with one of Berti’s passions. Now, when you pull out the humidor at home, you’ll have a cutter that all your friends will wonder about and you can tell them the story about Berti while you puff away at cigars.For more information, visit emporioberti.com. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity last_img read more

first_imgzoom Manila-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a rise in its earnings, as well as an increase in volumes in the first half of the year.The company said that net income attributable to equity holders was at USD 103.6 million, up 19 percent from the USD 87.3 million earned in the same period last year due to the continuing ramp-up at the new terminal in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), strong operating income contribution from the terminals in Iraq, Mexico and Brazil, and the one-time gain on the termination of the sub-concession agreement in Nigeria.For the first half of 2017, the company’s revenue from port operations was at USD 603.7 million, representing an increase of 10 percent over the USD 550.8 million reported for the first six months of 2016.ICTSI handled consolidated volume of 4.54 million TEUs in the first six months of 2017, seven percent more than the 4.26 million TEUs handled in the same period in 2016.The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico and the new terminals in Matadi, DRC and Melbourne, Australia.Excluding the new terminals, consolidated volume increased by five percent. For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, total consolidated throughput was three percent higher.ICTSI’s revenue from port operations increased by eight percent from USD 284.3 million to USD 306.5 million in the second quarter of the year, while its net income attributable to equity holders was up 15 percent from USD 45.1 million to USD 51.9 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017.last_img read more

first_imgNOTE: Following is an op-ed piece by Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. While the debate continues on government’s Bill No. 275 and action plan for restricting off-highway vehicle use in the province, some points need to be clarified. The provincial government is implementing the Voluntary Planning Task Force on Off-highway Vehicles’ recommendations, including the restrictions on 14- and 15-year olds. There are no differences between what was recommended by the task force and what is proposed by the province. Government is also implementing the task force’s recommended restrictions on under 14s, with one adjustment — under 14s may drive on private land but only under supervision and with all other restrictions in place. Let’s be clear: The task force did not recommend a ban on under 14s from driving off-highway vehicles. Nor did it limit use to motocross courses as erroneously suggested in some articles and editorials. It limited off-highway vehicle access in this age group only to closed courses. As recommended by the task force, government’s bill requires that under 14s: use less than 100-cc machines or those recommended by the manufacturer, whichever is less powerful; must be within the company of, and within sight of, a parent or guardian and that both the child and the parent or guardian have successfully completed a training program by an accredited organization. Written permission of the landowner is also required if the landowner is someone other than the parent or guardian. We recognize, understand and share the concerns raised by many doctors. We also believe a ban on under 14-year-old operators is unrealistic, unenforceable and counterproductive. Such a prohibition may look good on paper, but it will not be reflected in the reality of people’s behaviour across the province. Education first, enforcement second. Proper training, equipment and supervision are the keys to the responsible operation of off-highway vehicles and the tools for best protecting our children against tragedy. Our action plan also addresses the concerns expressed by Nova Scotians about the protection of private property and the environment. Contrary to comments made in the media recently, Nova Scotia’s Wilderness Areas Protection Act already severely restricts off-highway vehicle use in wilderness areas. Proposed amendments as outlined in the action plan will strengthen the act by further restricting recreational off-highway vehicle use in these areas and improving enforcement. Until legislative changes are made, we will apply existing legislation to restrict use in sensitive areas such as special places, provincial parks, beaches and watercourses, and prohibit use in wilderness areas, consistent with these proposed amendments. There are no easy choices in this debate. Some people rely on younger family members being able to use off-highway vehicles as working vehicles on farms. Others want a total ban. Still others want to be able to enjoy the recreational aspect of off-highway vehicles as a means of spending time with their families and fully believe it is their responsibility and right to decide what is best for their children. Our action plan and subsequent bill responds to the task force recommendations regarding age restrictions. It also leaves the decision-making powers in the hands of parents and guardians — where we think it belongs. Our objective: the safe operation of off-highway vehicles to the benefit of all Nova Scotians. -30-last_img read more

first_imgFILE – In this April 18, 2016 file photo, actor Mark Wahlberg, center left, dressed as a Boston Police officer, watches runners cross the finish line as he films a scene for the “Patriot’s Day” movie at the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston. The Massachusetts Senate proposed new limits in 2017 to the film tax credit that targets high salaries paid to famous actors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) A bill approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives this year, for example, offered greater incentives for production companies that chose to headquarter in the state and also called for the state to get a share of a film’s profits. Rodrigues calls for preventing film companies from claiming salaries worth $1 million or more as an eligible expense. (There currently isn’t a salary limit.) The proposal would also increase the minimum thresholds for spending or time spent filming in Massachusetts from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the production. Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina all have some form of $1 million cap, while Mississippi has a $5 million cap and New Mexico imposes a $20 million spending cap on all performers, he said. Twitter BOSTON — A new “Ghostbusters” movie was filmed in Boston two years ago with the hopes of rebooting a beloved franchise. Instead, the box office dud has unintentionally played a key role in giving new life to efforts to rid Massachusetts of its film industry subsidies. “There is no reason to believe that the tax credits the state reportedly gave to the producers of this film were the most effective way to promote jobs and economic development,” said Noah Berger, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center that’s long called for scrapping the program. His proposal is part of a Senate budget that will need to be reconciled with the House’s spending plan, which doesn’t include the provision. Login/Register With: Featuring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, “Ghostbusters” was among 61 productions issued more than $61 million in credits last year. Others included “Central Intelligence” ($11.3 million), “The Finest Hours” ($14.4 million) and “Live By Night” ($1.1 million), preliminary state Department of Revenue data shows. Advertisement The proposed $1 million salary cap is roughly in line with what other states have imposed in recent years as they seek to rein in film credit programs, said John Bails, executive vice-president at Film Production Capital, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based film tax credit consulting firm. David Hartman, head of the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) that advocates for the local film industry, countered that the economic impact of major movie productions like “Ghostbusters” are felt many times over, not just from the hundreds of temporary production jobs they create but the spending of that crew on local goods and services. Rodrigues counters that even with his proposed limits — projected to trim $14 million from the roughly $80 million a year the state budgets — Massachusetts still has one of the more generous film subsidies in the country. Hartman, of the Massachusetts Production Coalition, complains the proposal would “cripple” the local industry.center_img Prominent recent films like “American Hustle,” ”Black Mass,” ”Joy” and “Patriots Day” would likely have bypassed Massachusetts if not for the credit’s current structure, he contends. Advertisement Advertisement “It’s hard to look into the face of a single mother and tell them that we cannot afford to provide them with the childcare voucher but we can afford to pay 25 per cent of the salary of Tom Hanks or Will Ferrell,” Rodrigues said. Higher thresholds for spending and time spent filming in-state are also increasingly common, though a 75 per cent minimum would be an outlier, Bails added. And local policymakers are looking at other ways to revamp the programs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Bails predicts the Louisiana bill, which ultimately didn’t clear the state Senate, is a harbinger of things to come: “States will eventually have to evolve in order to start getting a direct return on investment.”Courtesy of:  Philip Marcelo  – The Associated Press Sen. Michael Rodrigues, the Westport Democrat who proposed curtailing the credit, says his qualm isn’t with “Ghostbusters” specifically.Too much of the program’s benefit, he says, is flowing to out-of-state companies and being used to supplement the salaries of high-paid actors. The film tax credit is equal to 25 per cent of a production’s in-state payroll and production costs. And some critics of the program have pointed to recent big budget Hollywood films like “Ghostbusters” — which scored one of largest tax benefits in the program’s history at $26.7 million — as prime examples of why the benefit needs to go. He wasn’t able to readily quantify the economic impact of “Ghostbusters” and the film’s producers didn’t immediately comment. Facebook The state Senate has proposed a budget paring back what’s considered among the most generous of the 36 states currently offering tax incentives to film companies.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Martin Short (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Good People is set at a university and focuses on three generations of women working in the school ombudsman’s office, headed by Kudrow’s character. It will follow them as they “navigate the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations, and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class and gender,” per Amazon’s logline. Twitter The Emmy winner is the latest addition to ‘Good People,’ from creators Lee Daniels and Whitney Cummings.Lee Daniels and Whitney Cummings are assembling an all-star cast for their Amazon comedy pilot Good People.Martin Short is the latest actor to join the project, following on the heels of Lisa Kudrow and Greg Kinnear (co-creator Cummings also has an onscreen role).last_img read more

Rabat – A video posted on YouTube on Monday shows a young Moroccan street vendor in Dchira, Inzegan near Agadir, going half-naked in public while threatening to kill himself.The street vendor took off his clothes – remaining only in his boxer shorts – in a protest of the authorities’ decision to ban street vendors from selling their products on main streets.The man held a knife and threatened that he would stab himself if the authorities tried to touch him or take his vegetables and fruits he was selling. A group of bystanders gathered around the angry street vendor while the authorities tried to stop him from hurting himself.The man was in a hysterical state, screaming and yelling at the authorities to stay away from him and allow him to sell his vegetables and fruits.Moroccan authorities are once again cracking down on street vendors, saying they have to stay free of public places and pedestrian walkways.Last month, 42-year-old street vendor named Fateeha, covered her body with paint thinner and set herself on fire in Kenitra after local officers confiscated her goods.The Moroccan activists called on the government to restructure the sector of street vendors instead of waging war against them, given the large number of vendors affected by the government’s position.According to study carried out by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and NewTechnologies in 2013, roughly 240,000 street vendors in Morocco’s towns and cities were the ones bringing home wages, supporting over 1.3 million people. read more

Rabat – Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia is “100 percent behind” the allegations of his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, who provoked a diplomatic crisis with the kingdom by accusing Moroccan banks of “laundering drug money.”“If our neighbors are angry, well that’s too bad for them, and all the better for us,” said Ouyahia on October 25, during an interview with a state-owned radio station.After being asked about his National Democratic Party’s stance on Messahel’s allegations, the prime ministers stated that they are “an Algerian political party.” For Ouyahia, it is obvious then that “we are 100 percent behind our government in everything related to Algeria‘s foreign relations.” On October 20, Messahel accused Morocco of “laundering drug money in Sub-Saharan Africa,”during a discussion hosted by the Forum of Algerian Business Leaders (FCE).The Algerian official claimed that Morocco has been laundering cannabis money through banks in the continent, adding that Moroccan banks are being used in laundering the revenues from the sales of hashish. “Everybody knows that,” he said.The head of Algerian diplomacy added that he was told this information by “African heads of state.”Messahel also accused Morocco’s state-owned airline, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), of “carrying something other than passengers,” referring to cannabis.Messahel’s claims prompted a strong backlash from Moroccan authorities, RAM, and La Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM), Morocco’s business union.Following his allegations against the country, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a press release strongly condemning the official statements.“Following the very serious statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, concerning the African policy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Algeria in Rabat was summoned tonight, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,” read the ministry’s statement, posted on its Facebook account.The ministry added that the allegations made by the Algerian minister showed a lack of knowledge regarding the Moroccan banking system and the rules of the international civil aviation.“The remarks made by the Algerian Minister on banking institutions and the national airline, testify to a deep and inexplicable ignorance of basic standards of the functioning of the banking system and civil aviation, both at national level and international,” said the ministry.RAM has also vehemently denounced Messahel’s claims.“The slanderous remarks of the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs show a total ignorance of the sector,” said the airline. “Air traffic is a highly regulated environment by highly qualified international bodies.” read more

SMMT has published Electric Vehicle (EV) registration figures for May 2016 and the year-to-date.Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 63,100 eligible cars registered.Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles. For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail data@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Trent Barter contributed to this story. The NCAA has formally notified Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee of its intent to obtain documents regarding the investigation of football coach Jim Tressel and six players for selling memorabilia, receiving improper benefits and failing to report the violations. The NCAA says the allegations are considered “potential major violations of NCAA legislation” and that the university may request that the major violations be considered secondary, with supporting evidence. The NCAA is requesting each allegation be confirmed or denied with supporting evidence. The university must compile all requested documents and respond to the allegations by July 5. Gee, Tressel and OSU athletic director Gene Smith are scheduled to meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Aug. 12. John Bruno, faculty athletics representative, and Doug Archie, director of compliance, are also requested at the meeting. In the letter dated April 21, the committee wrote to Gee that it “is most interested in your presentation.” The athletic department said it has no further comment during the response phase. If the committee finds the alleged violations occurred, penalties will be assessed based on Bylaw 19.5.2. Sanctions could be as severe as vacating OSU’s wins from the 2010 season. However, the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory will not be vacated, as the NCAA reinstated the athletes for that game on the basis that the athletes “did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred,” said Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs. Tressel could face termination of employment, and the program could suffer losses of scholarships and off-campus recruiting, according to the bylaw. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling game-worn memorabilia and awards and receiving free tattoos. Tressel will join them for the first five games of the season. He also faces a $250,000 fine. Josephine Potuto, a University of Nebraska professor in constitutional law, served on the NCAA Committee of Infractions from 2006–08 and chaired the committee in 2007 and 2008. “It’s very unusual for the infractions committee to reject the school’s penalties,” she said, “but in every infractions case I know of, the committee imposed further penalties.” read more

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. A statue of pioneering suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst has been upgraded to Grade II* listed status, giving it further protection from being moved or destroyed after a long campaign from feminists.Plans earlier this year to move the figure from its position overlooking Parliament to a private univeristy sparked condemnation from women’s groups and were dubbed “an act of vandalism against women’s history” by Caroline Criado Perez, who led the successful campaign for the statue to Millicent Fawcett which was unveiled in Parliament Square this April.The statue, unveiled on March 30 1930 by then-prime minister Stanley Baldwin, has been upgraded from Grade II to Grade II* status by Historic England. This gives the Westminster statue greater protection from being altered, relocated or demolished.It was moved to its current position overlooking Parliament and was adapted to include a bronze profile of her daughter Christabel, also an active Suffragette, in 1959, and an inscription also commemorates the many other members of the WSPU.The statue has had Grade II listed status since 1970.The change marks the centenery of  women over the age of 30 being granted the right to vote in 1918 following the passing of the Representation of the People Act.Criado Perez told The Telegraph: “Earlier this year, Emmeline Pankhurst’s statue was under threat of being hidden away in the grounds of a little visited private university, miles from Parliament where she belongs.”I’m absolutely delighted that we are closing this centenary year not only having successfully shelved that ahistorical project, but with the news that the original suffragette-commissioned Pankhurst statue is finally being given the recognition it deserves.”May she stand there for another hundred years, inspiring women and girls everywhere with the message that their voices do matter, and that democracy belongs to them too.”Heritage Minister Michael Ellis added: “Emmeline Pankhurst was a pioneer of her time and was instrumental in securing votes for women.”It is a fitting tribute that at the end of this centenary year we recognise the important role she played in securing the equality we rightly enjoy today.”Pankhurst is one of the most recognisable faces of the women’s suffrage movement. She first campaigned for married women to be allowed to vote in local elections through the Women’s Franchise League which she founded in 1889, and wend on to found the much more radical 1903 WSPU which earned notoriety for its tactics including breaking windows in important buildings, arson of empty buildings and cutting phone lines.Deborah Mays, of Historic England, the body tasked with protecting buildings and monuments of national importance, said: “The statue is a tribute to Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst who were instrumental in bringing about women’s suffrage in Britain.”It is a finely crafted memorial in a significant location which bears witness to the struggle and success of the movement Pankhurst led.”It is fitting to give it a higher grade listing at the end of this centenary year.”Pankhurst is one of a small number of women whose statues have been given Grade II* listed status, with others including  include Queen Victoria, Lady Godiva and the Virgin Mary. read more

first_imgA 4.7-MAGNITUDE earthquake shook buildings in Los Angeles today, with US seismologists saying it was the strongest to hit the area since 2010, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.The epicentre of the quake was some 19 kilometres southeast of Anza, California – about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles – and was felt in San Diego, two hours’ drive down the coast from LA.The quake shook buildings including one housing AFP’s offices in Hollywood, northwest of downtown. But there were no immediate reports of people being hurt or property being damaged, according to the Los Angeles Times or other media.The USGS initially put the magnitude of the quake at 5.1, but later downgraded it to 4.7. It was still the strongest quake in the LA metropolis since since 2010.“It’s been three years since we had anything this size this close to Los Angeles,” said USGS seismologist Susan Hough.Los Angeles is on the so-called “Ring of Fire”, which circles the Pacific and has produced a number of devastating earthquakes, including Japan’s March 2011 quake and tsunami, which killed thousands of people.While major quakes in recent years have shaken Japan, Indonesia, Chile, New Zealand and Mexico, the US West Coast has been spared.- © AFP, 2013last_img read more

first_imgThe Vancouver Community Library will host a community services open house Wednesday where people needing assistance can connect with local service providers.More than 25 local service agencies, including the city of Vancouver, will be available to answer questions, provide program information and make referrals, the city said in a press release Monday. People can find information about a variety of services, whether they’re facing potential homelessness, are interested in programs that help with home purchases or need help with home repairs.Those interested in starting a small business or needing help with addiction or mental health concerns will also find information at the open house, which is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Vancouver library, 901 C St.Those interested in volunteering or simply becoming more familiar with services available to Vancouver residents are welcome to attend.For more information, contact the city’s Community Development Coordinator Danell Norby at 360-487-7953 or danell.norby@cityofvancouver.us.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino Perez still holds a grudge against Inter Milan following their failed attempt to prize away Luka ModricLos Blancos swept the UEFA Champions League awards ceremony in Monaco with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, captain Sergio Ramos and Modric all claiming individual awards on Thursday night.Meanwhile, former star man Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best forward of last season for his role in helping Real win a third successive European crown.But it was Modric who won the biggest prize of the night after being voted the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.Now Perez has lifted the lid on Inter’s efforts to sign Modric this summer.“I’ve never seen a club want to buy our 10 without paying,” said Perez, according to TeamTalk.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s the first time this has happened to me in my life.”Real lodged an official complaint to FIFA over Inter’s approach for Modric earlier this month.Meanwhile, the player himself set the record straight once and for all.“I am in the best club of the world,” Modric said last night. “I want to be here.“I am not happy, I am super happy being here, very quiet and I just like to keep working doing well things like last six years.”last_img read more

first_img Government surplus $60M, slammed by PDM Party Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Related Items:foreign and commonwealth office, surplus, tci government Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Oct 2014 – The TCI has had substantial over performance fiscally so far for 2014. Government on Friday announcing a $19 million surplus.The super duper surplus has TCIG now going back to the Brits at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for an extra $5.5 million dollars to build our school ($1.6m) and better promote tourism.Education will get $602,000; the House of Assembly will get $366,000 and nearly $1 million a piece for Tourist Board and the cost of Tropical Storm Cristobal cleanup and overtime pay.The supplementary once back from the UK will be tabled in Parliament later in November. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Government to Donate $100,000 for Dominica Relieflast_img read more