Dooley pins hopes on veterans, newcomers

first_imgAfter struggling with injuries last season, Austrian League veteran Stephan Palla is also set to return to the Azkals along with Simone Rota of Davao, who has recovered from a knee injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netWith key players out due to injuries and suspension, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is pinning his hopes on a slew of newcomers as well as returning veterans when they face Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Dooley has called up Southeast Asian Games veterans Dylan De Bruycker and Josh Grommen to join the 23-man side which also includes other newcomers Tyler Matas of FC Meralco Manila and Harry Foll who plays club football for Hansa Rostock in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Kings, Texters triumph Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But three starters from the win against Tajikistan will miss the clash against Yemen, including Javier Patino who is out due to a long term knee injury.Top defender Amani Aguinaldo is also sidelined by injury, while leftback Daisuke Sato is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the first two games of the qualifying round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOther players like Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens announced their retirement from the national team the past week.Dooley has turned to United States-raised wingback Matas, who has played a key role in Meralco’s rise in the Philippines Football League. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more


See this batch representing India for next 10 years: Tendulkar

first_imgKanpur, Sep 22 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar today lavished praise on the current team led by Virat Kohli as he feels that the core will remain same for the next decade expecting India to dominate world cricket. “We have a fabulous combination. The best part about all these players is that they are young and they will play for a while. I see this team playing together for 8-10 years and dominating world cricket,” Tendulkar, who is here as a part of BCCIs 500th Test celebrations, told Star Sports. The maestro, who has played 40 percent (200 out of 500 Tests) of Indias 500 Test matches is happy with the balance of the side. “We have the firepower, balance is really nice. If we continue to stick to these players, obviously there will be few changes here and there, but if players are fit, in proper shape and condition, we have bright days ahead,” Tendulkar said. Tendulkar however said that those in charge of running the game should try to find a proper balance between bat and ball. “There has to be a nice balance between bat and ball. The balance is not right as its too much in favour of batsmen, to be fair. In T20s, batters go after bowlers. 300 is no more a safe target in ODIs. There has to be a format, where bowlers dominate the bat,” Tendulkar said. The highest run-getter in world cricket termed the pitch as a “typical Kanpur wicket”. “New Zealand will bat fourth in match. It is a positive sign. Test cricket is about knowing when to pace up, when to slow down, how to play a full match for five days,” he said. On 500th Test, the iconic batsman said:”Being part of history, I would like to believe, we have also been able to influence the next generation and leave some impression behind.” PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more


ISL: Atletico de Kolkata pip Mumbai City FC 3-2 in semi-final first leg

first_imgFormer champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past ten-man Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg of the Indian Super League at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium on Saturday.This was ATK’s second home win this season.ATK took the lead in the third minute through Lalrindika Ralte but soon fell behind to two goals from Mumbai’s Leo Costa and Gerson Viera.But the fate of the match swung rapidly in the hosts’ favour with Iain Hume striking a brace (39th and 45+4) towards the end of the first session.Mumbai’s Diego Forlan was sent off in the 74th minute after a double booking. The 2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner was booked first in the 51st minute.ATK play in Mumbai for the second leg next Tuesday.To the surprise of all, Jose Molina ringed in six changes with the likes of Debjit Mazumder — one of their key performers under the bar — finding a place on the bench.Mumbai, on the other hand, handed Leo Costa and Sunil Chhetri starts in place of Matias Defederico and Udanta Singh.ATK started as the brighter side and got their reward when the match was three minutes old, albeit from fortuitous circumstances.Borja Fernandez’s cross from the right found Ralte who knew little about his looped flick which cushioned into the top right corner, making it difficult for Amrinder to gauge.The hosts’ joy was shortlived though as the visitors drew level seven minutes later.Forlan’s free kick found Chhetri, who nodded the ball in the path of Costa for the Brazilian to slot it in.advertisementThe boisterous 12,500 crowd was stunned to silence moments later when the blue shirts took the lead.ATK’s sloppy defending was for all to see as Gerson Viera banged in a Forlan inswinging free kick with Henrique Sereno caught napping.Fernandez came close to equalising soon after the setback but his effort flew over.He was in the thick of things again when Hume headed back for Doutie to shoot on the half volley. Thankfully, Goian was at the right place at the right time to get an important deflection for keeper Amrinder to save.Just when it looked like Mumbai would go into the break with their noses ahead, ATK not only restored parity but went ahead for the second time in the game.Hume scored both the goals. First Ralte crossed from the byline for Doutie to set up Hume after Amrinder only got his fingertips to the ball. Hume then smashed home as Amrinder was left stranded.In the first half added time, Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte tripped Postiga inside the box to concede a penalty which Hume comfortably tucked in to the keeper’s right.After the breather, Hume and Chhetri were guilty of wasting two good chances.It became an uphill task for Mumbai when their star player Forlan saw his second yellow card of the game for kicking Jewel Raja after the Uruguayan failed to win a duel with him.Sehnaj Singh got into the referee’s book soon after as Mumbai seemed to be losing their cool.Hume came close in the dying minutes of the game, but his fizzing shot finished off-target.last_img read more


‘Salah more like Ronaldo than Messi’

first_imgMohamed Salah ‘Salah more like Ronaldo than Messi’ – Carragher Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 04:21 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Premier League Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Kevin De Bruyne The Egyptian forward has been in stunning form this season, with his efforts seeing him compared to iconic figures at Barcelona and Real Madrid Mohamed Salah’s stunning form at Liverpool has put him more in the Cristiano Ronaldo bracket than the Lionel Messi mould, says Jamie Carragher.The Reds broke their transfer record to bring the former Chelsea forward back to England from Roma in the summer of 2017.Jurgen Klopp placed £36.9m worth of faith in the Egypt international and has been handsomely rewarded, with Salah contributing 31 goals and nine assists across all competitions . Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His quick feet and predatory instincts in the final third have drawn comparisons to the very best in the business , with Carragher of the opinion that the 25-year-old is now more like a Real Madrid talisman than a Barcelona icon.The Liverpool legend wrote in a column for the Telegraph : “Cristiano Ronaldo is the prime example of how the role [of wide forward] has changed.”When he joined Manchester United he liked hugging the touchline, performing his step-overs and terrorising right-backs.”Now he is completely different player – a goalscorer more than provider. He is disappointed if he comes off the pitch and has not scored.”He does not want to be indulging in his party tricks out wide because he cannot shoot from there, so his game is all about cutting inside and getting into the penalty area to swell those extraordinary numbers.”That is why although there has been some comparisons made between Salah’s style and that of Lionel Messi – obviously he is not at the level of either Messi or Ronaldo yet – the Liverpool forward has more of Ronaldo’s approach about him.”Messi likes to come deeper for the ball and involve himself in the build-up. That is not Salah’s way. He has the mindset of a prolific striker, as demonstrated by how disappointed he is whenever he is substituted late in a match as he craves more goals. It is refreshing to see.”Mohamed Salah more Ronaldo than Messi Jamie CarragherSalah’s exploits have made him a leading contender for the 2017-18 Premier League Player of the Year award , and Carragher believes he will offer the greatest threat to Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in pursuit of that particular prize.He added: “If you had asked me a few months ago who deserved this year’s accolade I would have said it must be De Bruyne, especially given the massive gap between the champions-elect and the rest.”It will be no surprise if City’s domestic dominance ensures their best player is rewarded.”But with respect to the Belgian, the more I assess Salah’s contribution, the more I feel he deserves to push De Bruyne far closer than I imagined.”He has the potential to go ahead in the next few weeks, particularly if he produces a match-winning performance at Old Trafford next weekend.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more


a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini pleased with Rice progress

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini pleased with Rice progressby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is pleased with the progress of Declan Rice.Rice came in for some criticism for his defensive error which contributed to Kosovo’s second goal against England in Tuesday’s European Qualifier at St Mary’s.Hammers manager Pellegrini is confident Rice has the mentality to take everything in his stride and flourish for the national side.”Declan is a very young player, he is improving in every game he plays,” said Pellegrini.”He is only 20 years old and I think with his age it is important he plays for England and it is important for him the way he can demonstrate how he works.”You can expect these mistakes for any kind of player. He is improving and for the moment he is doing well in that position.”If you are 20 years old you always want to play, but we will see if he has any muscle problem. For the moment Declan must continue playing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Roger Federer defeats David Goffin to win record 10th Halle Open title

first_imgRoger Federer defeats David Goffin to win record 10th Halle Open titleRoger Federer defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the Halle Open final to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time.advertisement Next Reuters HalleJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 21:57 IST Roger Federer won his 102nd tour-level title (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th timeFederer fired 7 aces and broke Goffin’s serve 3 times to down Goffin in 83 minutesFederer clinched his 102nd tour-level title that moved him to within seven of Jimmy Connors’ recordRoger Federer warmed up for next month’s Wimbledon championships by swatting aside David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th time on Sunday.The Swiss fired seven aces and broke Goffin’s serve three times to down his Belgian opponent in 83 minutes for his 102nd tour-level title that moved him to within seven of Jimmy Connors’ record.It was also the 19th tour-level title on grass for the 37-year-old, who will be among the top contenders at Wimbledon as he looks to increase his Grand Slam haul of 20 trophies.”It’s unbelievable. I never thought when I first played here that I would win 10 titles,” Federer said.After being dragged to three sets in two of his first three rounds in Germany, Federer looked set for another tough fight when world number 33 Goffin earned three consecutive break points at 2-2 in the opening set.However, Goffin failed to capitalise on those chances as his opponent took the set to a tiebreak where he switched gears to take the early lead in the contest.Federer broke quickly in the second set and did not allow Goffin back into the match, becoming become the oldest tour-level champion since a 43-year-old Ken Rosewall prevailed in Hong Kong in 1977.Wimbledon begins on July 1 with Federer seeking a ninth title at the tournament.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow David GoffinFollow Halle Openlast_img read more


Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX COUNTY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118, from intersection at Highway 111 northerly (toward the airport) will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-424-2213 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 YARMOUTH COUNTY: East Kempt Bridge The East Kempt Bridge on Route 203 will be closed for bridge replacement until Friday, Feb. 24. Traffic control consists of detour signs. A detour is available on the North Kempt Road and the Gray Road. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. Pictou County: Springville Bridge Springville Bridge will be closed until Friday, March 10 for repairs and maintenance to the bridge deck. Bridge is closed 24 hours per day. Motorist are advised to use alternates routes. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-755-7147 Fax: 902-755-7188 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18 at Exit 25 at the Joggin Bridge Interchange for overpass maintenance. Detour signs will be posted. On Sunday, February 19 Highway 101 at Exit 25 will be reduced to one lane only. Traffic control will be in place. A detour is available for all westbound traffic through Smiths cove via Old Trunk 1, Eastbound traffic should expect delays. -30-last_img read more


Rebound in crude prices helps loonie break through 70 cents US

TORONTO — Strengthening oil prices helped the commodity-sensitive loonie punch through the 70-cent U.S. mark, closing at 70.03 cents U.S.That’s an increase of 1.02 cents from Wednesday’s close.The Canadian dollar hasn’t closed above 70 cents U.S. in more than a week.Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, says the loonie received a “double boost” from the rebound in crude prices and the Bank of Canada’s decision Wednesday to hold its benchmark interest rate steady.Global markets lick wounds after torrid two days that wiped trillions of dollars off stocksHow the weak loonie is boosting Canadian resort real estate sales among U.S. buyersThe Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index climbed 192.75 points to 12,035.86 as the March contract for benchmark crude oil rose $1.18 to US$29.53 a barrel.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 115.94 points to 15,882.68, while the broader S&P 500 added 9.66 points to 1,868.99 and the Nasdaq inched 0.37 of a point higher to 4,472.06.Elsewhere in commodities, the February contract for natural gas climbed two cents to US$2.14 per mmBtu, while February gold fell $8.00 to US$1,098.20 an ounce and March copper rose four cents to US$2.00 a pound. read more


Yemen Security Council strongly condemns attack on vessel by Houthi forces

“The members of the Security Council take threats to shipping around Bab al-Mandeb, a strategically important shipping passage, extremely seriously,” a statement issued by the 15-member body said. The Council also stressed that the continued exercise of freedom of navigation in and around Bab al-Mandeb Strait in accordance with relevant international law must be upheld. The members of the Security Council called for such attacks to cease immediately and urged necessary steps to be taken to de-escalate the situation. They also reiterated their support to the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to pursue his efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Yemen. To support the consultations of the Special Envoy, and avoid further loss of life, the members of the Security Council urged all parties to recommit to and fully respect the terms and conditions of the cessation of hostilities entered into on April 10, which will include a complete halt to ground and air military activities. Further, the Council called on all sides to resume working through the De-Escalation and Coordination Committee to facilitate the strengthening of the cessation of hostilities. Yemen has been engulfed in violence for several years now – a confrontation between the country’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) and the Government of Yemen in early 2014 led to a Houthi advance on the capital, and an ensuing conflict which has involved support from outside parties. The UN has been heavily involved in efforts to resolve the crisis. While peace talks between a Yemeni Government delegation and a delegation of the General People’s Congress and Ansar Allah continued, serious violations have occurred in Marib, al Jawf, Taiz and in the border areas with Saudi Arabia. Those UN-facilitated talks ended on 6 August. read more


Butlins owner helps parents fight ban on term time holidays

first_imgMedia House is understood to have lobbied MPs on behalf of the campaign group, contacted government departments and trade unions and sent out press releases that accused the government of “unfairly criminalising hard-working families”.Mr Irvine said Media House had not charged Bourne Leisure any extra for its work with Parents Want a Say between 2014 and 2016. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The company that owns Butlins helped fund a parent organisation’s fight against the term time holiday ban.Bourne Leisure, which also owns Haven caravan parks and Warner Leisure Hotels, allowed  Parents Want a Say free use of its PR agency.Jack Irvine, executive chairman of Media House International, said Bourne Leisure had asked him to help with the “very interesting campaign”.He told the Sunday Times: “Butlins, like every other holiday company in the UK, has quite a long holiday season, yet there is this mad rush for places during the very brief six-week school holiday period. Anything to ease that pressure is good news and good business.”Parents Want a Say was co-founded by Craig Langman, a father of one, and Karen Wilkinson, a mother of three, in 2013 to protest against a change in government regulations that meant head teachers could not grant any leave of absence to pupils during term time without “exceptional circumstances”. last_img read more


Tornades aux EtatsUnis  les deuxièmes plus meurtrières de lhistoire du pays

first_imgTornades aux Etats-Unis : les deuxièmes plus meurtrières de l’histoire du paysPrès de 300 tornades ont frappé le sud-est des États-Unis ces derniers jours. Selon les dernières estimations établies samedi matin, la catastrophe aurait fait près d’un millier de sinistrés dont 350 morts. Un sombre bilan qui élève le cataclysme au rang du deuxième plus meurtrier de l’histoire des États-Unis. Bien que le sud des États-Unis soit régulièrement confronté à de violentes tornades, ce printemps 2011 est un record avec près de 300 cataclysmes enregistrés. Le dernier bilan révélé par les autorités fait état de 350 morts et 10.000 bâtiments détruits. Au regard de ces lourdes conséquences, cette catastrophe naturelle est la plus meurtrière aux États-Unis depuis l’ouragan Katrina en 2005 et les tornades d’avril 1974. L’état d’urgence a été déclaré dans plusieurs États : l’Alabama, l’Arkansas, le Kentucky, le Mississippi, le Missouri, le Tennessee et l’Oklahoma.À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la natureCes tornades sont des tourbillons de vents qui se déplacent à des vitesses entre 50 et 100 kilomètres par heure. Des vitesses allant jusqu’à 500 kilomètres par heure ont même été enregistrées dans des cas d’extrême violence. Généralement ces cataclysmes ne durent qu’une dizaine de minutes après leur naissance à la base d’un nuage orageux. Leur formation résulte d’une rencontre entre l’air froid des couches hautes de l’atmosphère et de l’air chaud et humide des couches plus basses. Au lieu de se mélanger, les deux masses d’air s’enroulent créant des vents très forts.Cette rencontre entre air froid et air chaud est particulièrement propice dans le sud des États-Unis au printemps. En effet, durant cette période, des courants froids descendent du pôle Nord et atteignent au niveau de la région des courants chauds provenant du golfe du Mexique. En outre, les Grandes Plaines situées entre les Rocheuses et les Appalaches offrent des conditions favorables à la formation des tornades. La région du sud, composée de l’Oklahoma, du Kansas, de l’Arkansas, de l’Iowa et du Missouri a été baptisée Tornado Alley en raison de cette particularité.Visualisez en images les dégâts de la série de tornades sur Maxisciences :https://www.maxisciences.com/temp%eate/le-sud-des-etats-unis-devaste-par-de-violentes-tempetes_art14278.html Le 2 mai 2011 à 10:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Zayn vs Joe on tonights 217 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Pinterest Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The following is scheduled for tonight’s 2/17 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* #1 Contenders Match: Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe* The Jersey Boys & American Alpha vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Mechanics & Blake & Murphy* Alex Riley vs. Tye Dillinger* Asuka vs. Liv MorganCheck back later this week for a recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com. Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outcenter_img 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more


Report Sampdoria wants Tammy Abraham on loan

first_imgAccording to reports, Italian Club Sampdoria have set their sights on a loan deal for Chelsea and England Under-21 international striker Tammy Abraham.According to Sportitalia, Sampdoria wants Tammy Abraham as a possible reinforcement in attack at Marassi.Chelsea are not willing to the sell the highly rated young striker, and it’s likely this would only be a loan deal.Abraham scored seven goals in 19 appearances for England at the Under-21 level and has already made two senior appearances.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.During his loan spell at Bristol City, he was prolific, scoring 23 goals in 41 appearances.He spent last season on loan at Swansea City, where he scored eight goals with five assists in 39 appearances.Tammy Abraham was part of Chelsea’s preseason squad and was retained perhaps as an understudy to Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.Sampdoria have shown interest in securing the signature of Zenit striker Sebastian Driussi, it seems Tammy Abraham is the more likely option.last_img read more


State To Settle Backlogged TAPS Tariff Cases

first_imgUnder the proposed settlement, the State will retain the $224 million already collected, and will collect at least $165 million of additional revenue. Chief assistant attorney general for regulatory affairs and public advocacy, John Ptacin: ”Over time, we believe that’ll translate into over a billion dollars additional revenue to the state.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska has agreed to settle dozens of cases involving Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) tariff rates for the years 2009-2015. In addition, the carriers will agree that approximately $625 million of costs associated with strategic reconfiguration, a project which automated and electrified equipment along the TAPS pipeline, will never be placed in TAPS tariff rates, keeping rates low into the future. According to a release from the State Department of Law, this settlement will likely increase the value of Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude for tax and royalty purposes.center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Tarrif-settlement.mp3VmJennifer-on-Tarrif-settlement.mp300:00RPd To help keep future disputes about TAPS tariff rates to a minimum, the State and the carriers also agreed to use a settlement methodology to calculate interstate TAPS tariff rates through 2021. The settlement is subject to regulatory approval before it is final. In the legal settlement announced earlier in December, the State asserted that TAPS tariff rates were too high, resulting in reduced royalty and tax obligations by the shippers who utilize TAPS.last_img read more


4th Of July Parade Will Close Spur Hwy

first_imgThe route for the parade starts down Fidalgo Ave, left on Willow Street, right on the Kenai Spur Hwy, and then a right on Main Street Loop. Kenai Chamber of Commerce President Johna Beech says the parade lineup will be from 8-10 a.m., on Trading Bay Road with the parade itself starting at 11 a.m. Beech: “Be mindful that we will be closing down the Spur Hwy from 11-12:30pm for the Parade. KPD does a great job of  rerouting traffic, but if you are in a hurry that’s not the day to be in a hurry. I can’t believe we are almost here, but it looks like it’s going to be another great 4th of July.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai’s annual Fourth of July Parade will close the Kenai Spur Highway for close to two hours on Wednesday. The midway festivities are from noon to 4 p.m., with various vendors, a beer garden sponsored by Kassiks Brewery, and a kids carnival.last_img read more


IMA calls strike on Aug 8 to protest against NMC Bill

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Medical Association has given a call for a strike on August 8 to protest against certain amendments of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. It said the medical students will continue their strike across the country under IMA Medical Students Network. “The call is for all the modern medicine doctors to leave their work place across the sectors at all levels,” according to a statement by the IMA. The doctors’ body has also called for demonstrations and hunger strikes at its local branches and urged medical students to boycott classes and proclaim solidarity with the IMA. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us On Sunday, resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital had called off their strike and resumed duties after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured them that their concerns over the NMC Bill will be duly addressed. The doctors had been demonstrating against certain provisions of the bill since its passage in Rajya Sabha last week. “The NMC Bill 2019 is unacceptable to the medical fraternity in the current format. The community health providers envisaged in the bill is a direct threat to thousands and thousands of poor vulnerable marginalised rural patients. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us The health of the nation is at stake. We demand that the government of India engage the modern medical fraternity on meaningful dialogue and address the issue urgently,” the IMA said. The NMC Bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the MCI for development and regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions. Doctors are demanding certain amendments in the bill. According to them, if not amended, the bill will lead to the deterioration of medical education and the degradation of healthcare services. Advertise With Us The fraternity was opposing section 32(1), (2) and (3) of the bill, saying it will encourage quackery by providing the licence to practice modern medicine as community health providers for persons other than those possessing MBBS degrees. The doctors said there was no clarity over the introduction of NEXT and scrapping the NEET-PG. They are also opposing decreasing the percentage of seats under controlled fees structure in private medical colleges and deemed universities from 85 to 50 per cent, reducing the representation of elected members from 75 per cent in MCI to 20 per cent in the National Medical Commission and autonomous boards constituted there-under.last_img read more


Shajahan Khan leads committee formed to curb road crashes

first_imgShajahan KhanA 15-member committee, headed by former minister Shahjahan Khan, has been formed to restore order in transport sector and curb road accidents across the country, said road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader.He said the decision was taken at the 26th meeting of National Road Safety Council held at the office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Sunday, reports UNB.The committee will recommend within 14 days how to control road accidents and restore discipline in the road transport sector. Necessary steps will be taken as per recommendations of the committee, said Quader.The other members of the committee include president of Road Transport Owners Association Mashiur Rahman Ranga , columnist Syed Abdul Maksud, actor Ilias Kanchan and two representatives of Truck and Covered Van Owners Association, representative from BRTA, DIG highway, DIG operation, Accident Research Institute , BUET, additional police commissioner DMP and representative from road transport and bridges ministry.Besides, a three-member committee consisting of home, law and railways ministers, has been formed for taking steps in implementing the existing Road Transport Act, he said.The committee will recommend within 14 days how to enforce the law, said the minister.Replying to a question, Obaidul said, “Our main challenge is to restore discipline in road sector.”Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, railways minister Nurul Islam Sujon, state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and leaders of transport workers were present at the meeting.last_img read more


Peace declaration not a bargaining chip N Korea

first_imgPeople carry flags in front of statues of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung (L) and late leader Kim Jong Il during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea`s foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea on 9 September. Photo: ReutersNorth Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn’t be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be.The North’s official news agency issued a commentary claiming Pyongyang has taken significant measures to end hostile relations between the two countries but said the US is “trying to subdue” it through sanctions, a not-so-subtle call for Washington to lift sanctions if it wants further progress in their stalled nuclear negotiations.The commentary said a declaration replacing a 65-year-old armistice to formally end the war “is not just a gift from a man to another,” and added, “it can never be a bargaining chip for getting the DPRK denuclearized.”The DPRK is short for the North’s official name — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.The commentary was directed at supporters of the US policy to maintain maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea until it has made clear and significant moves to denuclearize.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo — a vocal advocate of that policy — is expected to travel to Pyongyang soon to try to revive the negotiation process and set the stage for a second summit between president Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un.The commentary echoes a speech by North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, at the United Nations last week in which he claimed North Korea is ready to implement the agreements Trump and Kim made during their first summit, in Singapore in June, but also accused Washington of failing to demonstrate its willingness to ease tensions and build mutual trust.”Without any trust in the US, there will be no confidence in our national security,” he said, “and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first.”The North’s emphasis on lifting sanctions and building trust above all else puts a spotlight on the rift between its position and Washington’s since the Singapore summit, when Trump and Kim issued a vague statement about a nuclear-free peninsula without describing when and how it would occur.Negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have since been rocky, with neither side able to agree on a starting point and widespread skepticism in the United States over whether Pyongyang is serious about renouncing an arsenal it sees as the only way to guarantee its safety.Hopes for progress in the talks got a boost last month, when South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Kim in Pyongyang for their third summit.The summit resulted in a joint statement in which the North expressed willingness for a “permanent” dismantling of its main nuclear facility in Nyongbyon — if the United States takes corresponding measures — and the dismantling of a missile engine test site and launch pad in northwestern North Korea.What the North would see as corresponding measures wasn’t specified. But Tuesday’s commentary and the UN statement suggest sanctions are a primary concern.The 1950-53 Korean War ended in what was intended to be a temporary ceasefire. Moon and Kim are pushing for the end-of-war declaration by December. The declaration would be less difficult to make than a formal peace treaty, and Moon says he and Kim have agreed such a “political declaration” wouldn’t require the pullout of 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea.last_img

Texas Sees Impressive Early Voting Turnout Before Tuesday Election

first_img Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTA federal district court ruled last month that two of Texas’ congressional districts violate the Voting Rights Act.This year’s 46 early voting locations in Harris County drew record turnout.And among this County’s early and mail-in ballots, the Democrats outpaced the GOP by more than 2,000 voters.Statewide numbers over 650,000 Texans voted early in the state’s ten counties with the highest number of registered voters.More than 370-thousand of those voters were Democrats and about 280-thousand were Republicans.A Texas Tribune report shows that Democratic turnout in those counties doubled over the last midterm elections in 2014. Republican turnout rose less than 15 percent.Polls open for the primaries tomorrow from 7 AM until 7 PM. That’s when voters will decide who’ll represent the Republican and Democrat parties in the November 6th general election.last_img read more


Santa Fe ISD Approves New Safety Measures

first_img Share Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office via Twitter / @HCSOTexasLaw enforcement agencies are deployed at Santa Fe High School, located in Galveston County, because of the shooting incident that happened in the morning of May 18, 2018.Trustees of Santa Fe Independent School District approved new safety measures, last night.Media outlets report the board decided to install new locks inside classrooms, remodel the front entrance to the school with bulletproof glass, and install new alarms and panic buttons in classrooms.The Galveston County Daily News reports about 1.5 million dollars will be spent on a series of updates, many to be completed before the school year begins. The district will reportedly relocate the classrooms where the deadly shooting took place last May.The board did not vote on whether to install metal detectors donated to the district.last_img read more