Court to hear appeal of two journalists imprisoned for libelling president’s uncle

first_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information July 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court to hear appeal of two journalists imprisoned for libelling president’s uncle News June 8, 2021 Find out more “The laws must be amended as a matter of urgency so that journalists are no longer sentenced to jail terms that are out of all proportion to the offence,” the press freedom organisation said.———————————————————–New crackdown on opposition mediaReporters Without Borders today strongly denounced a recent wave of restrictions and repression targeting Azerbaijan’s independent media and urged the authorities to restore press freedom.It said it was “very concerned” about yesterday’s assertion by the head of President Ilham Aliev’s office, Ramiz Mehdiyev, that there were normal democratic freedoms in the country and said it hoped he would quickly change his attitude and take all steps to ensure freedom of expression. “It is unthinkable that such a senior official can publicly say this when everyday facts show that the media is under pressure.” Ali Hasanov, another top Aliev aide, said while attending a conference on democracy in societies in transition yesterday that “we have an independent media and freedom of expression here. The opinion of some NGOs that there are pressures on the media in Azerbaijan is just an opinion.” He said the recent imprisonment of several journalists was justified and that growing international criticism of the government’s actions was groundless.The offices of two opposition newspapers, the Russian-language Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language Gundalik Azerbaijan, were shut down by the ministry of emergency situations on 20 May, officially because of security problems with the electrical system and building-evacuation procedure. But Uzeyir Jafarov, editor of Realny Azebaijan, said it was really because of what the papers had printed. Their offices were searched and computers seized.Jafarov, who was beaten up in April after attending a controversial trial, said today it was “impossible to live and work” in Azerbaijan. He said he and five other journalists would try to make democratic countries aware of what was going on by applying for political asylum in Austria, Canada, Finland and Norway.The founder of the two papers, Eynulla Fatullayev, was imprisoned in Bayil after being sentenced on 20 April to two and a half years for supposed libel. He may now be convicted of “incitement to terrorism” under article 214 of the criminal code, though his lawyer said he had not yet been interrogated about this. His family received an anonymous phone call on 17 May warning that he would be killed if he continued to take the same positions after he was released. Two journalists of the daily Mukhalifat, Rovshan Karbili and Yashar Agazade, were also each sentenced to two and half years in prison on 20 May for an article accusing members of President Aliev’s family of corruption.Miklos Haraszti, the media freedom representative of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), yesterday deplored the crackdown and called on the government to drop all the prosecutions. Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh to go further Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News Reporters Without Borders today urged the judicial authorities to reconsider the 30-month prison sentences imposed on journalists Yashar Agazadeh and Rovshan Kabirli of the daily Mukhalifat when their appeal hearing begins tomorrow. Agazadeh has been on hunger strike in prison against their conviction on 20 May of libelling the president’s uncle, Djalal Aliev, in an article linking him to possible corruption. Newslast_img read more


Mulet Confirmed As Head Of UN Mission In Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo April 02, 2010 UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday confirmed Edmond Mulet as his special representative to Haiti, a post which the Guatemalan already held in an interim capacity since the January earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. Mulet, 58, had already served as special representative and head of the UN stabilization mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from June 2006 to August 2007 before he was asked to become deputy head of the UN department of peacekeeping operations. He was then succeeded by Hedi Annabi of Tunisia, who died along with several of his staff when the January 12 quake leveled the MINUSTAH headquarters in Port-au-Prince. In the wake of the disaster, Ban sent Mulet to take charge of the decapitated MINUSTAH and coordinate UN emergency aid operations. MINUSTAH, which was established in 2004 and is under Brazilian command, had roughly 7,000 troops, 2,000 police and about 2,000 civilian personnel in January. The January 12 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince killed at least 220,000 people and left 1.3 million homeless.last_img read more


GAO urges more effort to gird US infrastructure for pandemic

first_img “While some discussion has occurred, there are opportunities to further address these issues through the increased federal and private sector use of the sector-specific and cross-sector coordinating councils,” the report states. Potentially confusing and conflicting messages from the many government agencies responsible for providing information on the pandemic issue Uncertainty about federal and state roles in areas such as state border closures and pandemic flu vaccine distribution Maintaining a focus on pandemic planning, given the unpredictable timing of a pandemic and the existence of more immediate problems, such as foodborne disease outbreaks The GAO reviewed preparedness efforts in the five sectors (other than public health and healthcare) that it deems most essential to maintaining society and the economy during a pandemic: transportation, food and agriculture, water, electric power, and telecommunications. A need for more funds for training and infrastructure and dealing with potential legal and regulatory issues Nov 2, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government should step up efforts to prepare the nation’s key infrastructure industries, such as energy and transportation, for an influenza pandemic, Congress’s investigative agency said in a report this week. In some cases the federal and private sectors are using the coordinating councils to cooperate on infrastructure protection, but those efforts so far focus mainly on hazards in general rather than a pandemic in particular, the report says. Yet some specific pandemic preparations are under way. For example, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council has set up a working group to address telecommuting issues. The coordinating councils are advisory groups set up by DHS to foster collaboration within and between government and the private sector to protect the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” A government coordinating council and a sector coordinating council were set up for each of 17 industrial sectors, ranging from information technology and telecommunications to water and electric power. The agency interviewed officials from the federal agencies responsible for infrastructure protection related to the five sectors and also reviewed infrastructure protection plans, regulations, and guidance. A letter from a DHS official, included in the report, says DHS concurs with the GAO recommendation. More than 85% of the nation’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, the report notes. It says that public-private partnerships are vital to ensure that essential services will continue during a pandemic or other national emergency.center_img The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released Oct 31, recommends that the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take the lead in encouraging the “coordinating councils” for the infrastructure sectors to prepare for the challenges the sectors will face during a pandemic. Government and private-sector officials who were interviewed by the GAO reported a number of challenges they face in working together on pandemic preparedness: Sep 11 CIDRAP News story “GAO finds gaps in federal pandemic planning” DHS is in a good position to lead this endeavor, because it is responsible for coordinating infrastructure protection and is the lead agency for more than half of the critical industrial sectors, the GAO says. Accordingly, the agency recommends that the DHS secretary, working with other sector-specific agencies, “lead efforts to encourage the government and private sector members of the councils to consider and help address the challenges that will require coordination between the federal and private sectors involved with critical infrastructure and within the various sectors” before and during a pandemic. House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the GAO report confirmed his view that DHS should make better use of the infrastructure coordinating councils, according to a Nov 1 report by CQ Homeland Security, published by Congressional Quarterly Inc. See also: GAO report: Influenza pandemic: Opportunities exist to address critical infrastructure protection challenges that require federal and private sector coordinationhttp://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0836.pdf The federal government and private sector have already taken some steps to prepare the nation’s infrastructure for a pandemic, such as developing general preparedness guidance and determining the number of workers necessary to maintain operations, the GAO says. Developing strategies to address “the crucial cross-sector interdependencies” in the nation’s infrastructure, “such as the electricity and telecommunications capabilities that are necessary to support all the other sectors”last_img read more


Mane would ‘understand’ if Liverpool were denied Premier League title

first_img“It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world.“Some people have lost family members and that is the more complicated situation. But for myself, it’s my dream and I want to win it this year.“If that’s not the case, I will accept, it’s part of life. Hopefully we will win it next year.”UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said this week there was “no way” Liverpool should finish the season without the title, even if the campaign is cancelled. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sadio Mane says he would understand if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title even though they were on the brink of glory when coronavirus forced a shutdown.Jurgen Klopp’s men were 25 points clear of Manchester City when football came to a halt last month, agonisingly close to their first top-flight triumph in 30 years.But it is unclear when, or even if, the season will be completed.Asked if he feels like a champion, the 27-year-old Senegal forward told Talksport that he wanted to win the Premier League on the pitch.“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love,” he said. “But with this situation, whatever happens I will understand. Sadio Manecenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Florida Deploys 3 Field Hospitals, Medical Supplies to Fight COVID-19

first_imgFlorida health officials have announced they are deploying three field hospitals across the state in order to fight the coronavirus.Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said Tuesday night via email that one field hospital is currently being staged in Orlando, while the other two are being sent to Broward County and Ocala.The news comes as the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Florida rises to 314 cases, with six deaths reported.The third field hospital will be set up in Ocala, north of Orlando, and moved elsewhere as needed.Mobile COVID-19 testing is also being implemented in Broward, and the National Guard has been deployed to assist there.Moskowitz added that he is working with federal officials to determine whether the state can add U.S. Navy Mercy-class hospital ships at Florida’s ports.State officials also said they are responding quickly to cases being reported at assisted living communities in an attempt to prevent an outbreak similar to one that occurred at a Seattle-area nursing home, which has been linked to more than two dozen COVID-19 deaths.“If a cluster of confirmed cases were to be discovered in Florida, the department would move quickly to engage with and isolate any infected individuals to prevent further spread,” said Alberto Moscoso, the state health department’s spokesman.last_img read more


Mary Lambert Benefit Concert & Auction for Pizza Klatch February 3

first_imgFacebook75Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Pizza KlatchBullying is up in our high schools and middle schools and our LGBTQ+ youth are feeling it. Support for them is more important than ever. One way to support them is through Pizza Klatch’s annual fundraising Gayla and online auction, A Slice of the Good Life, at The Washington Center for Performing Arts in Olympia. This year’s musical guest is two-time Grammy nominee, singer/songwriter, poet and activist, Mary Lambert.Mary Lambert isn’t your typical pop artist. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word performers, she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with her past traumas. Lambert was raised in an abusive home, attempted suicide at 17, turned to drugs and alcohol before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and survived multiple sexual assaults throughout her childhood. With that list of horrors, you wouldn’t expect Mary to be disarmingly joyful, but she charms effortlessly, and the effect on her audience is bewitching. She describes her performances as“safe spaces where crying is encouraged; My entire prerogative is about connection, about being present, and facilitating true catharsis. Also, fart jokes.”Pizza Klatch provides life-saving support for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in local high schools and middle schools. These support groups have a proven record that prevents teen suicide, reduces bullying, and decreases dropout rates. Each group is run by two trained adult facilitators, and are members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies. Pizza Klatch facilitators work hard to ensure this is a respectful, inclusive and safer space for all who attend.“Pizza Klatch is very accepting. They love you for who you are, and it’s a safe, happy place to be” said one student in the program. Student survey responses show that these support groups directly improve our LGBTQ+ youth’s well-being. They empower the youth to stand up against injustice while strengthening a sense of community in the schools. This enhances their desire to stay and graduate.The Gayla is Pizza Klatch’s single largest fundraising event and provides a significant portion of our operating budget. This is a fun and jubilant event as we celebrate the success of our students who benefit from our support groups. Get ready for fun, laughter and tears as we present a short program by Pizza Klatch youth, the 2017 National Team of Olympia Spoken Word, a short keynote from Washington State’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and of course, pizza (and cupcakes.) All emceed by Ty Flint of MiXX96 FM and formally of KUBE Radio fame.Everyone is welcome. Tickets are on sale now through The Washington Center at www.washingtoncenter.org  or call 360-753-8586Ticket prices range from $35-75 with a $10 discount for Seniors (65+) and Students.Doors open at 6 p.m. for the auction and schmoozing.Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Black Box and includes gourmet appetizers, wine, beer and the best seats in the house for the main show. Tickets are $130Every year, our Gayla includes an online auction where participants can bid on a large variety of donations provided by local businesses and residents. This year, we will be working with Silent Auction Pro to host our online auction. Please be sure to go to www.pizzaklatch.org/register to register for our auction. The auction begins online on January 20. At the Gayla itself, the auction will still be done ONLINE through computers, phones and IPads. There will be volunteers at kiosks onsite to help you bid. By registering early you will not have to stand in long lines when you arrive. You also can opt for an express checkout allowing you a fast, easy exit at the end of the concert/auction.last_img read more


Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for Jan 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)ALEX’S IMPORTS LIMITED PLAQUE* 1. SOUTHERN CRUISE SEllis 54.52. DREAMCOMETRUE RHalledeen 53.5 13/4L3. BALLON D’OR OMullings 51.0 1/2L4. STAN ROY LSteadman3 53.5 3 1/2LWIN: $55.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.4, 1:12.2,Winner : 4yo ch colt – WEEKEND CRUISE -f HONKEYTONKVILLETrainer: ANTHONY NUNES Owner : HYDE VALLEY FARMSBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $90.00 Ex: $105.00Trifecta: $42.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTO & S TACK ROOM & SUPPLIES PLAQUE*1. SIR LEYLAND HALL RNelson 55.02. ACROSSMYHEART AndrePowell4 51.0 8L3. PLAY BACK AntThomas4 50.0 9/1 1 1/4L4. CONNOR DDawkins4 51.0 15/1 1 3/4LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $63.00, $116.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.2Winner : 4yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – CHIKINEYTrainer : PAUL HYLTON Owner : BALLYDOYLEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $958.00 Ex: $1,333.00D/E: $92.00Superfecta: $16,320.00Race 3 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)&IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IIB3 DEVELOPMENT GROUP PLAQUE*1. NUCLEAR AFFAIR DaneNelson 53.02. ORPHEUS SEllis 53.5 1 1/4L3. STUNNER OWhite 50.0 4 1/4L4. GLYDER NBerger4 46.0 6LWIN: $58.00PLACE: $50.00, $51.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:33.0 Splits : 24.1, 47.0, 1:11.3,Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – COMMANDRA AFFAIRTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQu: $104.00 Ex: $128.00D/E: $119.00Trifecta: $183.00Rolling Triple: $129.00Race 4 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM(180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)MCKAY SECURITY PLAQUE1. EL CLIENTE OEdwards3 54.0 *2/1 151.00 85.002. FABULOUSCONNECTION PParchment 55.0 83/1 1 1/2 576.003. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 5/2 1 1/4 120.004. SINK THE BISMARCK LSteadman3 54.0 6/1 Sh.HeadWIN: $151.00PLACE: $85.00, $576.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.3, 47.3Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $6,763.00 Ex: $14,494.00D/E: $229.00Superfecta: $73,921.00Rolling Triple: $495.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)LP AZAR PLAQUE*1. TURBO MACHINE CAT RLunan 56.02. SIR BIGGS CBudhai 56.0 1/2L 92.003. SCAR RMitchell 56.0 1 1/2L 93.004. MAN IN BLUE CChow 56.0 2 3/4LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $63.00, $92.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:29.0 Splits : 24.3, 48.1, 1:14.1,Winner : 4yo ch colt – DODGEM – SECRET CATTrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQu: $221.00 Ex: $481.00D/E: $279.00Superfecta: $1,573.00Rolling Triple: $387.00MERCURY SPRINTRace 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-(COLTS & GELDINGS)-DIV.I1. LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 54.0*2. MEGATRON SEllis 56.0 2 3/4L3. PROUD PRESIDENT DaneNelson 54.0 2 1/4L4. SEEKING THE DAWN RMairs 54.0 1 3/4L5. BULLET RAJ RMitchell 53.0 1/2L6. BOLD SYMPHONY OFoster 56.0 1 3/4LWIN: $170.00PLACE: $71.00, $71.00, $116.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 44.3Winner : 3yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL – LITTLE WASPTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA, WINSTON KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEAUBred by E. DACOSTA, G. DULAL-WHITEWAY, W. KONG & RAYMOND ROUSSEQu: $143.00 Ex: $551.00D/E: $497.00Trifecta: $315.00Hit-6: $2,947.50Rolling Triple: $911.00Pick-4: $1,468.00Super-6: $1,172.40Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)SUPREME VENTURES LTD PLAQUE1. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 54.02. FRANKENSTORM PFrancis 53.0 2L*3. RUNJOHNNY RUN JPatterson4 50.0 Sh.Head4. BRAVE PROSPECT KRobinson 54.0 2 3/4LLate scratch : #5 CONCUR, #10 SUNLIGHT EXPRESSWIN: $142.00PLACE: $74.00, $65.00, $65.00Final Time : 0:58.4 Splits : 22.4, 45.2Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – ONEMOREFASHIONTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $559.00 Ex: $993.00D/E: $647.00Superfecta: $3,136.00Rolling Triple: $1,603.00MERCURY SPRINTRace 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-(COLTS & GELDINGS)-DIV.II1. DR. BANNER OMullings 56.0*2. NOLAN HILL AChatrie 54.0 1 1/4L3. BUCK CALL JErwin 54.0 4 1/2L4. BIG AL WHenry 54.0 1 1/2L5. COPPERFIELD SMuir 56.0 NeckWIN: $189.00PLACE: $85.00, $64.00, $162.00Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – DEJA VUTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $177.00 Ex: $458.00D/E: $1,238.00Trifecta: $3,536.00Hi-5: $12,383.50Rolling Triple: $6,294.00Race 9 1300 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)BG&LC PLAQUE1. DOC HOLIDAY DaneNelson 55.02. ROCKETEER RLahoe 53.0 3L*3. STORMING PFrancis 52.0 Head4. PERSIAN BELLE AChatrie 54.0 1 1/4LWIN: $197.00PLACE: $65.00, $75.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:21.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, 1:13.0,Winner : 6yo b horse – WIZARD OF GOLD – SI MI TRIALTrainer : ROBERT DARBY (SR) Owner : ROBERT A DARBY (SR)Bred by EDISON CHAIQu: $554.00 Ex: $1,421.00D/E: $1,003.00Superfecta: $4,254.00Rolling Triple: $4,441.00Race 10 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE SEPT. 30B&D TRAWLING COMPANY LIMITED PLAQUE1. ALDEBARAN AGray4 53.0 *2/1 154.00 66.002. NO COINCIDENCE RHalledeen 55.0 2/1 3 1/4 73.003. GO TO HELL CChow 54.0 5/1 2 81.004. SMART BIDDER OMullings 57.0 66/1 1 1/25. SONGS OF FREEDOM RMitchell 54.0 60/1 NoseLate scratch : #16 I’VE BEEN CHOZENWIN: $154.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $81.00Final Time : 1:30.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.1, 1:15.1,Winner : 7yo b horse – CRUCIAL TRIAL – SAM’S FOUNTAINTrainer : DENRICK CHAMBERSOwner : MICHAEL L FRANCISMRBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $419.00 Ex: $733.00D/E: $918.00 (6-16) $165.00Trifecta: $903.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $53,631.50Rolling Triple: $2,907.00Pick-4 : (9-10-6-11) $12,260.00Super-6 : $27,226.60Pick-9: $199,088.00 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $1,467.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more


A Day In The Life Of A Tech Blogger, A Story Told In Vine

first_imgtaylor hatmaker Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Every wonder what a day in the life of a tech blogger looks like? Wonder no more. We usually keep the door shut tight, lest we need to put pants on. But the secrets of our glamorous, self-obsessed myopic kingdom can’t remain un-scooped forever.In honor of Monday, drip coffee and search-engine optimization, herein lies the inside story. We’ve told it via Vine, which the internet will probably love for the next twelve hours before forgetting its existence altogether.(We used Vimeo videos of our videos because things got a little whack with Vine’s sharing buttons.)Morning Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Blogging#twitter Post Coffee3pm-ish5pmImage of hamster via Shutterstock. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_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


Ivan Rakitic dropped from Croatia squad

first_imgIvan Rakitic has been dropped from Croatia’s squad for the upcoming game against England due to injury.The Barcelona midfielder will miss the all-important UEFA Nations League game against the Three Lions at Wembley on Sunday due to injury, according to Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic.Rakitic came off injured in the 67th minute of Croatia’s 3-2 home win over Spain on Thursday which gave the World Cup runners-up a chance to top League A Group 4 and claim a place in next year’s semifinals.“He will go to Barcelona, it’s a serious injury. You know that I usually take no risk. If there is a doubt that the injury could be serious, then we let him rest,” Dalic told Sky Sports.Dalic refused to reveal the type of injury but Rakitic was taken off, suffering discomfort in the back of his right thigh.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We want healthy players and Ivan in this moment is not 100 percent ready. Unfortunately, we are going to play without him.”The 30-year-old has featured in 102 games for his country, but Dalic said they have players capable of filling in.“We will see who will replace him. We have [Mateo] Kovacic, we have [Josip] Brekalo, we have [Milan] Badelj,” he added.“There is always a solution and we should stop whining about someone who’s not going to be there. We will find a solution and we are going to Wembley to enjoy football.”The winner of Sunday’s game with England will progress to the semis of the Nations League with the losers being relegated to League B.last_img read more