first_imgChelsea captain Azpilicueta tells Pulisic to keep his head upby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has told Christian Pulisic his chance will soon arrive.While the American has been less involved of late, Azpilicueta stressed he will have a crucial part to play in the coming months.He said, “As the manager said, we are a group, we are all important on this long path, we are only in October. Sometimes the manager has to make decisions, but I see him [Pulisic] working hard in training.”What I can say is to encourage him to keep working, because we know it is a new country, a new team, a bit of time of adaption is needed. I see him with the character working hard in training, and I’m sure he will be very important for us for the season.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp slammed as ‘arrogant’ after Leicester post-match interviewby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of becoming arrogant after his Champions League success last season.The German was furious in his post-match interview after Saturday’s win over Leicester City, slamming Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury for his challenge on Mohamed Salah.Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes the comments were aggressive and that there has been a change in Klopp’s demeanour this season.”Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?” Jordan asked on talkSPORT.”I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position.”I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable – and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions – in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.”I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.”He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah.” last_img read more

first_imgMichigan and Jumpman logo seen side by side.Jim Harbaugh is excited for Michigan to become a Nike school. Really excited, apparently.The Wolverines are holding a Nike kickoff event in Ann Arbor, Mich. tonight at The M Den, the school’s official merchandise dealer. Michigan’s $173 million contract with Nike starts at midnight and the store will begin to start selling Nike and Air Jordan gear at that time.Michigan has gone all-out for the start of the contract, holding a type of pep rally outside the store.Harbaugh has made an appearance and, in this video from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, you can watch him emphatically sing The Victors.Jim Harbaugh at @TheMDen an hour before store opens to sell 1st Michigan-Nike product pic.twitter.com/W1QrS75BzC— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2016Harbaugh is just the best.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Friday launched mobile methadone vans to provide treatment to opioid addicts in inner city neighbourhoods.As a pilot project, the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of AIIMS has initiated the new service of delivering methadone through a mobile van in East Delhi. Opioid addiction is a significant problem in India, professor at NDDTC Dr Atul Ambekar said, adding these people require medicines such as methadone or buprenorphine for getting rid of the addiction. Methadone is a prescription drug given in a syrup form to patients as it helps in controlling the craving and withdrawals due to opioid addiction. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe drug usually comes in liquid form but is also available in powder and tablet variants. It is usually taken under the supervision of a doctor because of its potential for abuse, Ambekar said. There are very few treatment centres providing these medicines while the need is very high. It is estimated that less than 2 per cent of the population addicted to opioids in India is receiving this treatment, which is recommended by various UN bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO),” Ambekar said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA recently released government survey report “Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India”, estimated that India has about 28 lakh people affected by addiction to opioids such as heroin, opium and various pharmaceutical products. Since methadone is a highly regulated medicine, it is only provided as daily observed treatment. It is available in just about a dozen cities in India, in-charge of the methadone clinic at NDDTC Dr Ravindra Rao said. “Patients often find it difficult to come to the clinic daily to receive methadone, which leads to them dropping-out of treatment midway,” Rao informed. The mobile methadone dispensing unit plans to bridge this gap and improve retention of patients into treatment enabling them to work and lead a healthier life, Dr Rao said. Currently, such dispensing vans or buses are available in few select developed countries in the world, such as USA, Portugal, Spain, Canada and Netherlands. With the launch of mobile delivery of methadone, India joins this elite club, he said. In fact, India is the first country in the South Asian region to initiate these services, Rao claimed. The van will be parked at strategic places in East Delhi and adjoining areas for fixed time period in the day where the patients can come and receive their medicine without having to travel to the main clinic. “In the trial run for the last two weeks, we already have more than two dozen patients enrolled in the facility and the response is very encouraging,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgWashington: A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent in return for $25,000, bringing to a close one of several cases involving Chinese bids to recruit former American intelligence officers, the media reported. Kevin Mallory, 62, was found guilty of several spying offences following a two-week trial in June 2018 and sentenced by a federal judge in Northern Virginia on Friday, the New York Times reported. Prosecutors said that he provided a Chinese intelligence officer with classified documents, a violation of the Espionage Act. The fluent Mandarin speaker from Leesburg, Virginia, held top-level security clearance and had access to sensitive documents. He was convicted of selling secrets to China for $25,000. Evidence at his trial included a surveillance video which showed him scanning classified documents onto a digital memory card at a post office. He also travelled to Shanghai to meet a Chinese agent in March and April 2017, the US Justice Department said. “Mallory not only put our country at great risk, but he endangered the lives of specific human assets who put their own safety at risk for our national defence,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “This case should send a message to anyone considering violating the public’s trust and compromising our national security. We will remain steadfast and dogged in pursuit of these challenging but critical national security cases,” added the attorney. The Justice Department said Mallory held a number of sensitive jobs with government agencies. He had worked as a covert case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency and as an intelligence officer for the Defence intelligence Agency (DIA). “This case is one in an alarming trend of former US intelligence officers being targeted by China and betraying their country and colleagues,” said Assistant Attorney General John Demers following the sentencing. Earlier this month, former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee pleaded guilty to spying for China. Prosecutors said the naturalized American citizen was paid to divulge information on US covert assets. Last June, former US intelligence officer Ron Rockwell Hansen was also charged with attempting to spy for China.last_img read more

Michigan State redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook (18) celebrates following the Spartans’ upset of the Buckeyes on Nov. 21 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo EditorAll good things must come to an end, which the Buckeye faithful learned painfully as the Michigan State Spartans hit a last-second field goal to end Ohio State’s 23-game winning streak.For the final home game of the season, OSU honored its winningest senior class in history (which now currently stands at 48-4), but the Spartans played spoiler and came away with a 17-14 victory in Columbus even without star redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook.Right away, it was clear that Michigan State was playing with a chip on its shoulder as its defense smothered the Buckeyes. OSU limped to 75 yards of total offense in the first half, luckily tied with the Spartans at 7 after a fumble recovery led to a touchdown in the second quarter.The Buckeyes came into the game with the best offense in the Big Ten but barely managed more than a fourth of their normal yardage per game as they finished with a measly 132 yards and only five first downs.Momentum came at a premium throughout the cold and rainy night as both teams struggled to find a groove. OSU caught a major break when Michigan State fumbled a punt return, which led to another touchdown and a 14-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter. However, the Buckeye offense never threatened again as the Spartan rushing attack imposed its will on a beleaguered defense in the final 15 minutes of play.For the game, the Buckeyes were led by redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett, who finished with 46 yards passing and a touchdown, as well as another 44 yards on the ground.  Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, who came into the game with Heisman Trophy aspirations, only managed 33 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, of which only two came in the second half.However, despite the multiple miscues and shortcomings of OSU, Michigan State’s fantastic performance should not be overlooked. The Spartans had a simple gameplan and stuck to it: stop the Buckeye rushing attack, impose their will through their own rushing attack and own time of possession. Michigan State finished with 203 yards rushing for game, led by redshirt sophomore running back Gerald Holmes with 65 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Redshirt junior quarterback Tyler O’Connor stepped into the spot of Cook and also performed efficiently, passing for 89 yards and a touchdown on 7-of-12 passing with another 25 yards added on the ground.With the victory, Michigan State took control of first place in the Big Ten East, and will play in the Big Ten Championship Game as long as it defeats Penn State next week. OSU, meanwhile, can still play in the Big Ten Championship Game if the Spartans get upset and the Buckeyes are able to bounce back and take care of business against archrival Michigan next week in Ann Arbor. By the numbers:108,975: The number of fans who braved some brutal weather to cheer on the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium, a new attendance record.48: The amount of wins by the senior class at OSU, the most in any four-year stretch in Buckeye history.4: The amount of losses suffered by Urban Meyer after four seasons at the helm of the Scarlet and Gray.2: Of those four losses, two have come at the hands of Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans.1: Urban Meyer finally suffered his first regular-season defeat in the Big Ten Conference after starting 30-0 as a Big Ten coach.2.93: The amount of yards OSU averaged per play on Saturday, the fewest it has since Meyer took over. 86: The total number of rushing yards the Buckeyes had against the Spartans. It is the lowest total OSU has registered inside Ohio Stadium since Oct. 1, 2011 against — Michigan State. 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

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has written off the chances of his team catching up with Manchester City despite their 2-0 win.Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz ensured Chelsea’s win and ended the Cityzens 21-match unbeaten run in the league.Sarri, however, claimed that Chelsea are still behind City in the pecking order.The Italian disclosed to BelfastTelegraph: “I’m happy for the win because it’s difficult to win against Guardiola’s team. I know very well they are a step ahead now.“In a competition of 10 months, it’s very difficult to cover the gap.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I think they are at the moment the best team in Europe. We won today, but we have to say we were a bit lucky in the first 25 minutes, because they could score.”Guardiola, whose side sit one point behind Liverpool, was thrilled with the way his players played, despite the result and the first loss of the campaign.The City boss said: “We’re not here to be invincibles, or to be unbeaten, we’re here to try to be champions.“It doesn’t matter. We want to have one point more than our opponents. Now, at the moment, Liverpool is better than us.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

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