Belgian expert dismisses Carrasco links to Man Utd, Arsenalby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA Belgian football expert does not believe that Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Yannick Carrasco.Kristof Terreur, who is a prominent Belgian journalist, suggests that reports of a move to the Premier League are bogus.Italian reports had claimed Carrasco was a target for the two Premier League clubs.But Terreur wrote on Twitter: “Yannick Carrasco linked with Arsenal by Sky Italia, just like in January 2018, before he moved to China.”Man United mentioned too – cheap name dropping.”A transfer will be expensive (wages & fee) and is he physically ready to make an immediate impact in the PL?”Terreur went on to tweet: “With heavy investment in new signings and contracts over the past year, Arsenal don’t have significant funds to spend in January.”Eyeing loan deals rather than permanent moves.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Carragher admits Liverpool concern over Clyne decisionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Carragher is worried about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s decision to send Nathaniel Clyne on-loan to Bournemouth.Speaking about Clyne to Sky Sports, Carragher explained what the defender will bring to the Cherries.“(He will bring) consistency,” Carragher. “He played in the FA Cup game, didn’t go too well for them. I’m not sure how he played individually.“But I was surprised Liverpool let him go, I must say that.“I know he hasn’t been involved for a long time, but Liverpool have got young players there.“Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gomez. He’s a bit more experienced.“He played that one game against Manchester United and he was outstanding, considering how long he’d been out.“So I was quite surprised he’d gone.“But maybe Klopp sees him every day on the training pitch, hasn’t been easy for him, and a player at that age obviously must want to play as much football as possible.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenalby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes they must win games such as the home clash against Arsenal.The Red Devils were unable to turn their possession into more than a single goal, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.It was a tough clash against a fellow top-four hopeful at home, and De Gea knows they will rue not being able to get all three points.”This is Manchester United. We’re playing at Old Trafford so we have to win these games,” De Gea said to reporters.”We have a young team but the lads have to react and play better than they are. We are a team. We know we have to improve and we are all working really hard to do it.”We had a lot of good chances – of course, they did too, but I think we had the better ones.”We have to keep learning. We have a young team, so it’s time to keep looking forward and try to win the next game.”
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling “Save our Rainforest” and “Drop Dirty Palm Oil” banners.A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace says is carrying palm oil from Wilmar International linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, was bound for Rotterdam.Greenpeace says the activists from Indonesia, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and the U.S. are being detained in a cabin on the ship.Palm oil is used in a huge array of consumer goods from makeup to snacks. Wilmar supplies Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate.Greenpeace said the Stolt Tenacity’s captain was informed in advance that the protest, staged Saturday, would be peaceful.The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theatre business.Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest independent theatre chain.Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27 cities and has been under the ownership of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment since 2003.CMG has been behind such Oscar-nominated and winning films as “The Salesman” and “Faces Places.”CMG founder Charles S. Cohen said in a statement that he admired the way Landmark has evolved to fit the changing independent film landscape.Cohen said the theatrical chain is a good fit with the CMG business , one of which restores classic films like the Merchant Ivory collection and the Buster Keaton catalogue.The Associated Press
New Delhi: Public procurement worth Rs 50,000 crore is expected to take place through the commerce ministry’s online marketplace GeM during 2019-20, an official said. In 2018-19, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) touched Rs 17,325 crore mark in terms of value of transactions as compared to Rs 5,885 crore in the previous financial year and Rs 422 crore in 2016-17. “We are targeting Rs 50,000 crore worth of transactions to be carried out through this platform in 2019-20,” the official said. The ministry launched the GeM on August 9, 2016 with the objective of creating an open and transparent procurement platform for government departments, ministries and agencies. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalMeanwhile, the commerce ministry, in a statement on Monday, said 2018-19 has witnessed a multifold increase in total value of transactions on the portal and doubling of number of sellers at the marketplace. It said over two lakh sellers are offering more than eight lakh products on this platform. It added that training of over 1.3 lakh buyers and sellers has been conducted across 28 states and Union Territories to enable them operate the platform seamlessly. “MoUs have been signed with 12 banks for payment integration to facilitate a cashless and paperless payment system on the platform,” the ministry said. Public procurement of the Central and State governments runs into over Rs 2 lakh crore annually.
New Delhi: Following the directives of the Election Commission (EC), the Delhi Police on Saturday registered a case against cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir for holding an election rally without taking permission, a police officer said on Saturday. East Delhi Electoral Officer K. Mahesh on Saturday asked the police to take action against Gambhir for rallying in Jungpura on Friday without permission and violating the model code of conduct. “We have registered Delhi Police (DP) Act against Gautam Gambhir and are taking action against him under Non Cognizable Report,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said. Gambhir is the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from the East Delhi Constituency.
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia’s military capabilities as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, a commemoration that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule. The president’s speech to thousands of soldiers and veterans on Red Square came at the start of an annual parade that sees hundred of pieces of military hardware roll through the streets of Moscow. “The lessons of the past war are relevant once again. We have done and will do all that is necessary to guarantee the high capabilities of our armed forces,” he said. Those in the modern Russian army remember the “oath” of Soviet soldiers who fought Nazi Germany, he added: “I die but I will not surrender”. The two-day public holiday to celebrate the 1945 victory comes this year amid heightened tensions with the West and fears of a new Russia-US arms race. Moscow also recently said it would build up its military presence in the Arctic, seeking to assert its influence in the strategic region. Parades and celebrations took place in towns and cities across the country, from the European exclave of Kaliningrad to the Far Eastern Sakhalin island, near Japan. However a fly-by planned for the capital was cancelled because of poor weather, news agencies reported. State television broadcast marches from around the former USSR, including from the unrecognised republic of Lugansk — a Ukrainian breakaway region run by Russia-backed separatists.
Kolkata: The Alipore weather office made it clear on Friday that the city, along with the districts in South Bengal, will continue to suffer because of the scorching heat for the next 48 hours.The met office also sounded heat wave alert at eight districts in the western part of the state, namely Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, West Midnapore, Jhargram, West Burdwan, East Burdwan and Murshidabad. “There will be no respite from the sultry weather in the next 48 hours. Temperature in Kolkata will be hovering around 37 to 38 degree Celsius, but the humidity level will ensure profuse perspiration and discomfort. Meanwhile, temperature in the western districts will range between 40 and 42 degrees,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general, meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Kolkata. The Alipore met office recorded a maximum temperature of 36.7 degrees in the city on Friday, which is two degrees above normal. However, excessive moisture content in the air made the elements feel like 49 degrees, weather scientists said. The maximum temperature was recorded from Bankura, where temperature shot up to 42.8 degrees. Dum Dum recorded a temperature of 39.2 degree Celsius. A senior official of the weather office said moist Southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are entering the city but not reaching the western districts. These places are being swept by dry Northwesterly winds. “So, temperature is higher in the western districts and warning of heat wave has been sounded. There is no warning of heat wave in Kolkata but the citizens should be ready to sweat it out due to the soaring humidity,” the official added. He said that the maximum temperature has remained more or less the same over the past few days in the city, but the minimum relative humidity is rising as a result of a cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh, resulting in moist Southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to blow through Kolkata. The weather office, however, predicted rain in five districts of North Bengal immediately after the next 48 hours, particularly in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts. “A low-pressure belt is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal around Monday. This may push abundant moisture into the land, making conditions favourable for the formation of rain clouds. So, there may be chances of rain in the city and South Bengal districts after Monday,” the official said.
Fez- Moroccan Minister of Solidarity and Family, Bassima Hakkaoui, said in a statement to the Press that she is in favor of the castration of rapist.In a statement to the Moroccan daily Al Akhabr in its issue of Saturday 14 December, the PJD Minister said that the rapist who have been condemned once and relapse should be castrated.The Minister said that this measure was proposed by some NGO’s, adding that she is ready to discuss it. I am ready to “discuss a proposal made by some NGOs on the castration of rapists,” the Minister was quoted by the same source as saying.Rape has become a common occurrence in Morocco in recent years and no social category is immune from it.The latest example was reported by the daily Al Quds, which pointed that a man from Tifelt, a small town near Rabat, the country’s capital, raped his mother-in-law, on the absence of his wife.Last weekend a man was arrested in Fez and charged of raping 70 women aged between 6 and 45 years.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed