Chris Morris in for Anrich Nortje as South Africa forced to shuffle World Cup squad

first_imgSouth Africa have called up all-rounder Chris Morris for their Cricket World Cup squad after a hand injury ruled fast bowler Anrich Nortje out of the tournament, in the latest setback for the injury-plagued side.Nortje fractured his right thumb while practising in the nets and will need six to eight weeks to make a full recovery, a media statement from Cricket South Africa confirmed on Tuesday.”Anrich sustained a fracture to his right thumb during a net session in Port Elizabeth on Monday. He immediately consulted a hand surgeon and underwent surgery to stabilise the joint and will, unfortunately, be sidelined for up to eight weeks,” team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.”It is an unfortunate and freakish injury, especially because he had made a successful recovery from the shoulder injury he sustained during the series against Sri Lanka.”Morris has not played One-Day International cricket for South Africa since February 2018, but is a regular in the Twenty20 set-up and is well-regarded for his swing and ‘death bowling’ in the final few overs when batsmen aim for big hits.He can also be a powerful lower-order batsman, able to easily clear the boundary ropes.JUST IN: South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of #CWC19 with a hand injury. pic.twitter.com/RayYbSGxO0 Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 7, 2019His record in 50-over cricket is modest though, with 35 wickets in 34 matches at an average of over 40, while he averages less than 20 with the bat.”Chris has always been in our plans and is our next best option with the ball,” South Africa selection convener Linda Zondi said.advertisement”He has the pace and death-bowling skills which will be vital in the UK, and also gives us that depth as a deadly finisher with the bat.”We have had concerns around his injuries and workload capabilities, but this is an opportunity for him to make a mark on the biggest stage.”South Africa’s build-up to the World Cup has been marred by injuries to key players – especially in their fast bowling attack.Lungi Ngidi dropped out of the Indian Premier League before it began with a side strain, while Kagiso Rabada (back) and Dale Steyn (shoulder) were both withdrawn from that competition due to injury concerns.The trio are likely to all start if they can prove their fitness, and it would be a massive blow for the team’s chances if they fail to do so.South Africa open their World Cup campaign against hosts England at The Oval on May 30.Also Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

Hodgson: England have nothing to fear in WC draw

first_imgWorld Cup Hodgson: England have nothing to fear in World Cup draw Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 00:32 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) dele alli - cropped Getty Images World Cup England The former Three Lions manager says their progress under Gareth Southgate means they should go into Friday’s draw in confident spirits England have nothing to fear from Friday’s draw for the World Cup group stage, according to former boss Roy Hodgson.Gareth Southgate’s side, who finished eight points clear at the top of Group F in Europe’s qualifying section, are in pot two for the ceremony in Moscow.Dabblebet’s World Cup odds here 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 They could be paired with any of Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Portugal or Belgium in their group in Russia, with the world’s top-ranked teams — along with the host nation — in pot one.Pot three also features some tough sides, including Iceland, who knocked Hodgson’s England out of Euro 2016 to spell the end of his tenure.However, the Crystal Palace manager believes the team is progressing well under Southgate and should not be concerned about the prospect of a so-called ‘group of death’.One year on from his appointment as manager, Gareth Southgate is 24 hours from discovering our @FIFAWorldCup opponents.The #ThreeLions boss writes for https://t.co/1siQ58IdBD on the eve of the #WorldCupDraw: https://t.co/rIg20zXoGN pic.twitter.com/GYuR56HP5z— England (@England) November 30, 2017″I don’t think Southgate or England will be bothered about that, they will have confidence about how the team is improving,” he said on Thursday.”They do not need to fear any of those scenarios or ideal groups. I would summarise my feelings that I am confident that, no matter what group England find themselves in, it really won’t matter.”What will matter is that the players Southgate picks will be good enough to win against [any] of them and I don’t think England will fear anyone.”I don’t think it matters what draw England get what matters is they will go there with a good team that I believe is capable of doing extremely well.”It certainly doesn’t go on FIFA rankings as there are a lot from the top 10 I would rather meet than 25 down.”last_img read more

Mixed feelings for Syrian exiles as footballers hold on to World Cup dream

first_imgMinutes after a late equaliser sent the Syrian football team to a World Cup playoff, Tareq – a football fan and regime critic – was unsure about what to feel, or how to react.Alongside him in Beirut, two other Syrian exiles, Akram and Hashem, were just as conflicted. All three men, in their late 20s, had fled with their families as war engulfed Syria in 2011. And in six wrenching years since, feelgood moments had been rare, and often contrived.For the underpaid national team and beleaguered government, it could not have been better scripted: a game that could elevate a team of battlers to the biggest event in world sport, while allowing its leaders to claim an even more significant win. The national sport had provided a nation-building event, which both battlefield and politics had failed to deliver.But from their living room in Lebanon, the three exiles were wary. “The [Syrian football] league is built on corpses,” said Tareq, who asked that his family name be withheld. “Have you seen the video of Bashar al-Assad’s son, Hafez? ‘We’re all with you. We’re proud of you.’ Funny, I don’t recall the regime supporting the team prior to this. Most players are barely paid to get them through the month. Now the regime is elevating the players to hero-like figures when they couldn’t really care less about the sport, let alone the team.”In Damascus, the clash with Iran was eagerly anticipated. Screens were set up around the capital, and thousands of fans waved state flags throughout the game. A win would have sent Syria through to the World Cup for the first time, as conflict still divided the country. Iran’s military support for the Assad regime has been decisive in war, and if it lost to its ally, it could have ushered the unlikeliest of debutants to the pinnacle of the global game in Russia in 2018. Syrians celebrate in Damascus after the game. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images Share on Messenger Middle East and North Africa features Share on WhatsApp World Cup 2018 qualifiers Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter Hashem, who has been critical of the Syrian leadership for most of the war, said: “This goes to show you how the government controls and uses every aspect in social life to make it about the regime. I support the team regardless. I can’t hold the players accountable because they’re playing ball, not weapons.“I have friends with the opposition and I have friends who support the regime but overall everybody I know came together on this. Leave the regime’s disgusting ploy to make it about unity and normalcy. I can’t say I’m not proud of the win today.”Akram, the third exile, said he too took comfort from the team’s achievement, despite feeling it had been co-opted by the country’s leaders.“The Iranians didn’t feel disposed to do us any favours,” he said. “We showed them though. The team did us proud; it’s something we can unite behind. If the regime had any sense to it, they wouldn’t politicise the league.“I do recall though the opening of a football stadium in Aleppo before the war. Even [the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan was there and there was a friendly match between the Turks and Syrians, which never made any headlines. No sports made headlines. Now the government is using all propaganda tools at its disposal to come out guns blazing.” Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… A 2-2 draw didn’t quite deliver the fairytale, but an equaliser deep into extra time kept an improbable dream alive for a clash with Australia in Malaysia in October. Much has been made in Damascus of the return of two star players, who had both been stalwarts of the anti-Assad opposition earlier in the war. One, Omar al-Soma, who scored the winning goal, had circled a field in Kuwait with the opposition flag, while Firas al-Khatib had often spoke in support of the rebels who seriously threatened the four-decade rule of the Assad family before losing ground to his backers and own forces since last year.Khatib returned to Syria earlier this year. Before he did, he outlined his dilemma in an interview with ESPN. “Every day before I sleep, maybe one hour, two hours, just thinking about this decision,” he said. “Whatever happens, 12 million Syrians will love me. Another 12 million Syrians will want to kill me.”Khatib received a VIP welcome at Damascus airport in February. According to ESPN, another 38 players from the top two divisions of Syria’s football league did not, having been killed by state forces.“It’s something all Syrians can come together on, but there is no escaping the government,” Tareq said. “The attention they’re giving the situation is more than just the fact that the Syrian team has gone this far. The regime is using the support and love the Syrians have for the team to harness support for itself. It’s like they’re telling people: ‘Look, we’re on the same side. We even got players who oppose us to play and we support them. We’re united.’ And I thought sports should be politically neutral.“But I’m proud, I’m proud of how far they have come. I’m proud of the fact that the team holds opposition members. I’m proud that despite the fact that they’re broke, with no means to practise as other teams can, they made it this far.” Share on Twitter Facebook Syria’s players celebrate after their draw with Iran. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images Lebanon Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Refugees Twitter Pinterest Facebook Syria Share via Emaillast_img read more

Asian shares mixed following Feds decision to cut rates

BANGKOK — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts.Japan’s central bank opted to keep its own monetary policy unchanged and its key interest rate at minus 0.1%, as expected.The decision came amid signs of weaker consumer demand and exports and dimming confidence in the business outlook.“The bank did highlight increasing downside risks from external demand and stated that it will pay closer attention to the possibility that momentum towards reaching its 2% inflation target will be lost,” Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics said in a commentary.The Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4% to 22,044.45 while the Kospi in Seoul climbed 0.4% to 2,078.24. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,711.30, while the Shanghai Composite index edged up 0.1% to 2,988.32.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 1.1% to 26,467.35 and shares also fell in Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia.Brazil’s central bank also cut its benchmark rate on Wednesday, by 0.5%, and more decisions were expected Thursday from Indonesia, the Bank of England and the central banks in Sweden and Norway.Overnight on Wall Street, gains in banks, utilities and technology companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Bond yields moved lower.Stocks initially declined after the central bank announced the widely expected rate cut. Its policy statement failed to indicate whether more rate cuts were likely this year, though the central bank left the door open for additional rate cuts if the economy weakens.“We’re not on a preset course,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said in an afternoon press conference.The S&P 500 index inched 1.03 points higher, or less than 0.1%, to 3,006.73, within 0.7% of its all-time high set in July.The Dow Jones Industrial Average, added 0.1% to 27,147.08. The Nasdaq slid 0.1%, to 8,177.39, while the Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks dropped 0.6%, to 1,568.34.The Fed is trying to combat threats to the U.S. economy, including uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, slower global growth and a slump in American manufacturing.Investors have been expecting the Fed to cut short-term interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point, following a similar cut in late July. The rate, which is now at a range of 1.75% to 2%, influences many consumer and business loans.A look at how each of the central bank’s policymakers voted offered few clues as to the likelihood of further rate cuts.The market has been wobbling this week and is so far on track for a slight weekly loss after three consecutive weeks of gains. Those gains came as both sides in the U.S.-China trade war took steps to ease tensions ahead of planned negotiations in October.Bond prices rose and the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.79% from 1.81% late Tuesday. Investors typically shift money into bonds when they grow more concerned about the economy’s health.ENERGY: Oil prices were steady as Saudi Arabia said it was restoring production at an oil facility attacked over the weekend. Benchmark U.S. crude gained 19 cents to $58.30 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Overnight, it lost $1.23 to settle at $58.11 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, picked up 11 cents to $63.71.The dollar slipped to 107.95 Japanese yen from 108.42 yen on Wednesday. The euro rose to $1.1046 from $1.1029.___AP Business writers Damian J. Troise, Alex Veiga and Stan Choe contributed.Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press read more

Twitter users in Canada will now be able to hide replies to

OTTAWA — Twitter launched an experiment in Canada Thursday to give users in this country the ability to hide replies to tweets on its social-media platform, in a bid, the company says, to give users more control over conversations.The timing comes as social media platforms like Twitter have faced increasing government pressure to police their services better, particularly ahead of this fall’s federal election, and amid concerns of the vitriol spewed at some users — particularly female politicians.Users outside Canada will be able to see the feature and be affected when it’s used, but won’t be able to use it themselves. Twitter introduces new label to flag tweets from Trump, other world leaders that violate its rules Trump slams Twitter in tweet for discriminating against Republicans; calls for ‘more, and fairer’ social media Payments and social media are converging, but Jack Dorsey is playing it cool The platform will indicate on a tweet any time a user decides to hide replies and will allow users to see what’s been hidden as a way to dissuade brands or politicians from overusing the feature.The company chose to test the new option in Canada before rolling it out elsewhere. Twitter isn’t putting a timeline on when the experiment will end.The feature is different from muting — where users can avoid seeing content from certain accounts, hashtags, and replies, for example — and blocking, where a user is prevented from seeing tweets or interacting with one account.Michele Austin, head of government and public policy at Twitter Canada, said the platform designed the feature for “when a reply goes sideways,” but a user still wants that person have access to their tweets.“Twitter is public, and it’s transparent and it happens in real-time,” Austin said.“What we’re experimenting with — and this is an experiment — is giving users more control to have a conversation that they’re seeking while at the same time keeping that transparency, so if they choose to moderate a reply and hide it, others will have access to it.”Austin said the feature is about the “health of the conversation” on the platform, and could be made available to all users, depending on the feedback from Canadians.The experiment tries to balance the experience some politicians, among other users, have with “trolls” on the platform, and concerns about freedom of speech when an elected official moves to block someone from reading their tweets.Last fall, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson backed down from blocking his political critics from reading his Twitter feed after several went to court claiming he had violated their constitutional right to know what a public officeholder was saying. It was the first case of its kind in Canada.In the United States, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump, an avid Twitter user, couldn’t block users for similar reasons under the U.S. constitution. That ruling sparked two more lawsuits against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for blocking users from her Twitter account.Separately on Thursday, Trump hosted a social-media summit at the White House to discuss what he called the “tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practised” by certain companies.“We will not let them get away with it much longer,” Trump wrote on Twitter. read more

Chelsea football club change name to women as players deem ladies old

Other teams such as Brighton & Hove Albion do not have either word in their official name, while teams such as the London Bees, Millwall Lionesses and Doncaster Rovers Belles have animals or other types of group name.Ms Telford predicted that more teams would soon follow suit. “It was a matter of time before it happened – I think you’ll see more and more clubs on board with it,” she said. Deborah Cameron, professor of language and communication at the University of Oxford, said “ladies” was “old-fashioned, it’s a bit snobbish and a bit patronising”. “Some people might regret that Chelsea is abandoning a long and honourable tradition by switching to ‘women’, but I think it’s a sign that we’ve got beyond the attitudes ‘ladies’ signified.”It’s emphasising the parallels rather than the differences between the men’s and the women’s game, acknowledging what we can all see on TV now, that the women are also highly skilled, very tough and very physical. Defender Anita Amma Ankyewah Asante. Chelsea Ladies F.C. become Chelsea F.C. Women while also celebrating their double winning season Women footballers should not be called “ladies”, Chelsea football club has said as it announced a change to a less “old fashioned” word.The women’s club has changed its name from Chelsea Ladies to Chelsea Football Club Women to reflect “a modern view on language and equality”. Goalkeeper Carly Telford, who also plays for England, told the Daily Telegraph that “ladies” was outdated and the change would help them team attain equal prominence with the men’s team. “When I think of ‘ladies’ I do think of afternoon tea somewhere,” she said. “You wouldn’t call it ‘Chelsea gentlemen’, so why would you call us ladies?”If I was to describe myself as a ‘strong independent lady’ it probably wouldn’t have as much punch as if I described myself as a ‘strong independent woman’. “There are all those connotations of what a lady stands for as opposed to what a woman stands for. I think it will make people sit up, maybe take more notice.”The club is also set to stop calling the men’s team the “first” team to put the female players on greater parity with their male counterparts. Chelsea FC Women manager, Emma Hayes, said: “This name change demonstrates the club’s desire to put women’s football at the front and centre of everything we do. Defender Anita Amma Ankyewah Asante. Chelsea Ladies F.C. become Chelsea F.C. Women while also celebrating their double winning season “Chelsea’s commitment to the women’s game is unwavering and this decision is something I fully support.”The move follows a similar decision made by rival team Arsenal last year, who became Arsenal Women, with the “women” part only used when necessary for clarity.Nine teams in the Women’s Super League, the highest women’s league in England, now have “ladies” in their names, while seven have “women”.  “‘Lady’ isn’t the best word to capture that. I’m betting other clubs will follow Chelsea’s example, and I’ll welcome it if they do,” she said.  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. read more

Household leftovers to make environmentallyfriendly packaging

A seal with a plastic frisbee round her neck which caused a deep incision  A seal with a plastic frisbee round her neck which caused a deep incision Credit:PA Household leftovers could soon be used to make environmentally-friendly food packaging under a new Government scheme to help clean up the scourge of single-use plastics.Ministers will spend £60 million to help fund start-ups working on new ‘bioplastic’ alternatives which can be made from food scraps, wood chippings or waste sugar beet.The startups developing bioplastics and ‘smart’ food packaging will compete for the funds through the UK Research and Innovation agency.Further investment from industry is expected to match the Government handouts to accelerate the early-stage innovations.These include microchipped packaging which tells consumers the right ‘smart bin’ to use for recycling, and ‘living’ sell-by-date labels which deteriorate at the same rate as produce to show consumers when their food is going off to avoid food waste.The boom for so-called ‘green plastics’ could soon replace the traditional plastics which clog the world’s oceans and are set to treble by 2025. Claire Perry, the minister for energy and clean growth, said the environmental crisis is a “major global challenge, and an opportunity”.The move into bioplastics could grow Britain’s £11 billion packaging industry by £500 million, according to Government estimates.”It will make us a beacon for design, manufacturing and exporting of sustainable plastics and environmentally-friendly replacements for polluting products as we move to a greener, cleaner economy,” Ms Perry added. 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 Government launched its Industrial Strategy a year ago with the aim to turbocharge British industry by tapping the huge growth in industries which help to combat climate change.“Finding innovative solutions to tackle our use of harmful plastics which blight our land and seas is a major global challenge, and opportunity – one our nation of researchers and innovators is fit to seize. read more

7 key moments from Clares win over Cork

first_imgClare make the big pre-game selection callIT SEEMS OBVIOUS now that the game is over and Shane O’Donnell has a 20 minute hat-trick – not to mention three crucial points – but the full-forward getting the nod over Darach Honan was crucial to Clare’s success today. Honan had been taken off after 61 minutes in the drawn game and the inclusion of a smaller, faster, player caused all manner of grief for Shane O’Neill and the Cork full-back line.Two weeks ago today, the Éire Óg youngster scored a goal and was taken off after 50 minutes in Clare’s U21 All-Ireland final victory over Antrim. He deserves huge praise for coming out today and scoring so freely in a performance that belied his 19 years but a lot of credit must go to Davy Fitzgerald and his selectors for making the call in the first place.Anthony Nash jump starts Cork’s challengeClare were running away with the game, leading 2-5 to 0-5, on 14 minutes when referee James McGrath blew for a Cork free in. Say what you want about the rule that allows Nash travel so far with the sliotar in the air, but there’s no denying the skill it takes to find the net when there are 12 men on the goal-line.This goal restored belief in a Cork team who looked shell-shocked to be so far behind, and so off the pace, with only a quarter of the game gone.O’Donnell becomes a hat-trick heroFour minutes later though, and O’Donnell was at it again, finishing off a hat-trick inside twenty minutes. His positioning was brilliant throughout the day but no more so than on his third goal when he was in the perfect spot to take advantage of a mix-up in the Cork defence before hitting the sliotar into the ground in order to beat Nash in the Cork goal.Image: INPHO/Morgan TreacyThere can’t be many 19-year olds in the country who could have showed the composure the Ennis youngster did and momentum again swung towards the Banner.A Cork comeback as Clare lose their shooting bootsSlowly, surely, Cork worked their way back into the game. They scored the last four points of the first half to reduce the margin to four points at the break and restricted Clare to just two points in the opening twenty minutes of the second half. During Clare’s relative drought, the Rebels drew level for the first time since the second minute.Crucially though, while Cork managed six points in that period, they never grabbed the lead, nor did they threaten Patrick Kelly in the Clare goal.Seamus Harnedy brings Cork level yet againFrom 55 minutes, Clare suddenly remembered where the uprights were and by the 59th they were three points clear thanks to O’Donnell, John Conlon and a Colin Ryan free. Cork though, were not to be denied.Image: INPHO/Morgan TreacyAfter Conor Lehane’s shot was blocked by a Clare defender, Seamus Harnedy followed up with one of the best first time finishes you’re likely to see, coolly stroking the sliotar home past a diving Patrick Kelly to bring the sides level again with ten minutes remaining.Conor McGrath’s brilliance would surely break Cork’s heartsAs good as O’Donnell’s hat-trick was, the goal of the game went to Conor McGrath as his brilliant solo run was topped off with a sublime finish into the top corner of Anthony Nash’s goal and, even with seven minutes left, Cork’s challenge looked to have come to an end, especially when Clare followed it up with three quick-fire points from Tony Kelly, O’Donnell and another Ryan free.Image: INPHO/James CrombieThe Rebels have their hopes raised and dashed in the final flurryAfter a great pass from Pa Cronin, Stephen Moylan made it a one score game as time ebbed away, forcing the Hill 16 umpires to raise their green flag yet again and to equal the tally, 3-16, that had proven enough to earn them this replay.However, Darach Honan – who came on for his young replacement O’Donnell – literally walked the ball into net and, this time, Cork’s challenge was done for and the Banner could get ready to bring Liam MacCarthey home to Ennis for the first time in 16 years.Image: INPHO/Morgan TreacyThe 12 faces of Davy FitzgeraldDetails of Clare homecoming event announcedlast_img read more

Lapgate run Rabbitte run and talking through her fy the political year

first_imgIT WAS A YEAR of big issues with debates on abortion, Seanad reform and, of course, our dire economic situation, topping the agenda.Our fiery public representatives were there, ready to fight the big fights and in some cases, it got a bit ugly. Here are just some of the times it was caught on camera.Talking through her fannySenators got fairly riled up ahead of the referendum to abolish the Seanad. This anger reached a peak in July when David Norris said Regina Doherty, who was Deputy Director of Elections during the campaign, was “talking through her f***y”. He later apologised.(Video: Hugh O’Connell/YouTube)LapgateIn July, Fine Gael TD Tom Barry pulled his colleague Áine Collins onto his lap in the Dáil during a break in the debate of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, sparking public outrage and stirring up questions again about whether TDs should be allowed to drink in the Dáil bar during debates.(Video: SineadOCaroollTJ/YouTube)Close the Dáil barSpeaking of the Dáil bar, there was an absolute uproar in the chamber in February when Gerry Adams suggested that the bar be closed or that TDs should be breathalysed on their way back in the door.(Video: sinnfeinireland/YouTube)Run Rabbitte, RunAt a Dublin pub during the summer, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte was heckled by a group of anti-austerity protesters shouting “Run Rabbitte, run”. The response to this particular method of protest was mixed.(Video: Dublin SAYSNO/YouTube)Falling silent for deaf childrenIn October, the Dáil fell silent for two minutes as TDs debated a motion on the issue of cochlear implants for children who are deaf. Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brian, who called for the gesture, said it was “to get some understanding of what those children have to endure”.(Hugh O’Connell/YouTube)Hitting out at the bankersFormer Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews had a right go at Bank of Ireland executives when they appeared before the Public Accounts Committee in September. In a rare display of solidarity, he agreed several times with previous comments made by Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins.(Video: Hugh O’Connell/YouTube)Working people have paid enoughIn May, Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy told the European Parliament that he would not be registering for the property tax, which he called ‘the bailout tax’. He ripped up his return, telling the parliament to “let the rich pay their taxes, working people have paid enough”.(Video: TheJournal.ie/YouTube)A nation of pimpsTD Clare Daly launched a blistering attack on the government for turning us into a ‘nation of pimps’ during the Obama family’s visit in June. She accused the US President of exploiting his Irish ancestry and called him a ‘war criminal’. Basically, she pulled no punches.(Video: PlanetEarthAwakens01/YouTube)Ming admits he had penalty points quashedIn March, Independent Roscommon TD Luke Ming Flanagan brought something new to the debate on the quashing of penalty points for politicians, telling the Dáil it happened to him and he wants those points back.(Video: TheJournal.ie/YouTube)The great Santa debateIn the heat of the moment during a Dáil debate, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly suggested he didn’t believe in Santa. After the government confirmed the existence of Santa and said they hoped Daly would not end up on his naughty list, the TD withdrew his remarks and apologised “unreservedly” to Mr Claus.(Video: TheJournal.ie/YouTube)Shane Ross giving it to the board members of the CRCThe recent controversy about high-level staff at the Central Remedial Clinic receiving top-ups to their salaries from a charity fund caused quite a fuss in Leinster House. When the board appeared before a committee, TDs gave them hell, with Shane Ross accusing them of ‘giving two fingers to the HSE’.(Video: Hugh O’Connell/TheJournal.ie)Enda’s address to the nationWe officially exited our bailout this year – rejoice. To mark the occasion, Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave an address to the nation, to tell us what kind of a state the country is in. He promised the government will work “might and main” to fix the economy:(Video: MerrionStreetNews/YouTube)Read: Micheál Martin gives his own State of the Nation speech>Read: Joan Burton and Michael Noonan are the most popular ministers>last_img read more

Mayor unveils 10year plan for Athens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Wednesday unveiled a number of social welfare policies combined with a development program for Greece’s troubled capital which is expected to cost some 1.5 billion euros over the next 10 years.Taking stock of his 18 months in office, Kaminis also took aim at the previous administration, accusing it of “running Athens like a sultanate.”Among the municipality’s top priorities is the creation of an induction center for drug addicts to provide support before their admittance to proper rehabilitation facilities. Additionally, this month is scheduled to see the operation of the so-called social solidarity hub, a distribution center providing food, blankets and other relief to people in need.Kaminis presented an ambitious 10-year development plan worth 1.5 billion euros for crisis-hit Athens, which City Hall hopes will be funded by the European Union. The first phase of the plan, with projects worth 72 million euros that are expected to create about 1,000 jobs, will be put to tender by the end of 2012. “You won’t believe your eyes,” the mayor said of the plan, without divulging any details.Kaminis, an independent who was endorsed by PASOK before winning the 2010 local elections, attacked his predecessor Nikitas Kaklamanis, who was at the helm of the city for four years until 2010, accusing him of oversights and financial mismanagement.He said that kindergartens and other municipal-run services were operating without permits from town-planning authorities. “Did they really think they could hold office for life and behave like [Ottoman-era] overlords?” he said.Presenting a list of cost-cutting measures for the heavily indebted municipality, Kaminis said that the budget for last year’s Christmas celebrations was 10 percent of that in 2010. Meanwhile, the number of municipal departments has been reduced to 22 from 36. However, Kaminis said, although spending has dropped by 30 percent, only 40 percent of outstanding debts to suppliers have been paid, while welfare spending has almost doubled.last_img read more

Foursquare va rémunérer ses utilisateurs

first_imgFoursquare va rémunérer ses utilisateursUn partenariat entre la banque American Express et l’application de géolocalisation Foursquare va permettre à ses usagers de gagner un peu d’argent en indiquant leur position.Après avoir annoncé un nombre de membres ayant dépassé les 10 millions, la société Foursquare annoncerait un partenariat avec la banque American Express. Le but sera de monétiser les “checks-in” des utilisateurs, c’est à dire les géolocalisations sur l’application pour smartphones.Le principe serait de proposer des réductions aux possesseurs de la carte American Express dans des enseignes partenaires. Par exemple, pour un achat chez l’enseigne de vêtements H&M avec un check-in dans la boutique, l’utilisateur recevra un bon d’achat ou un rabais sur l’application. Les données de localisation très prisées par les équipes marketing  Un test avait été tenté en mars dernier. Le vice-président d’American Express, Edward P. Gilligan, a exprimé ses conclusions: “Ceux qui possédaient l’accès à ces réductions passaient 20% de plus sur l’application que les autres.” Foursquare cherche à monétiser ses services et conserver ses utilisateurs plus longtemps sur la plateforme. Avec la géolocalisation, les offres seraient plus ciblées pour le consommateur.Les données marketing sont désormais une valeur sûre et toutes les sociétés tournées vers l’Internet mobile veulent leur part du gâteau. Facebook a également lancé son système de localisation depuis les applications smartphones. Le 23 juin 2011 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bahamas gives State funeral to noted choir director

first_img Related Items:Bahamas National Youth Choir, Cleophas Adderley, funeral PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – State Funeral Service of the late Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield Deputy Premier attends state recognized funeral service for Dr. Myles Munroe Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dr. Rosie’s State Funeral welcomes TCI political icon home in Grand style Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 18, 2017 — The late founder and director of the Bahamas National Youth Choir Cleophas Adderley will get a State funeral according to a Cabinet announcement. After a long illness, Adderley, 62, died at Doctors Hospital on July 5. In June, Adderley was awarded the Bahamian Icon Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in youth development. The public is invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, July 22 at 10am at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. There will also be a memorial service on tomorrow, Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Stapleton Gardens. Viewing for the public will also take place at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity from 12pm to 5pm on Friday, July 21.  #MagneticMediaNews#RIPClephasAdderleylast_img read more

Clark County home values tumble

first_imgClark County First QuarterYear Median Price2011 $194,2002010 $218,1002009 $224,1002008 $257,4002007 $277,900SOURCE: Washington Center for Real Estate Research, PullmanHome values across Washington plummeted in the first three months of the year, and Clark County was no exception, according to just-released state research data.That could be good news for first-time home buyers, according to the report from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, which showed statewide home prices softened by 4.5 percent in the first quarter, compared with the last three months of 2010. Meanwhile, total home sales increased 6.5 percent in the first quarter, compared with the fourth quarter 2010, reported the research center, based at Washington State University in Pullman. Despite rising sales in Clark County, the median price — half sold for more, half for less — was $194,200 in the first quarter, down 8.1 percent from the previous quarter and significantly lower than the statewide median of $228,200.Statewide, first-quarter prices dropped to $228,200 in the first quarter, compared with $239,000 in the last three months of 2010. The combination of increasing sales and softening prices indicate rekindled buyer enthusiasm, which could include interest among first-time purchasers or real estate investors, said Glenn Crellin, director of the research center at WSU. “The market strength clearly was driven by bargain hunting,” he said.It was especially true in Clark County, where one out of every 545 households was in some stage of foreclosure in April, according to a report Thursday from California-based RealtyTrac Inc. It was the third-highest rate of foreclosure among the state’s 39 counties.last_img read more

Update Troopers Request Assistance Locating Three Children Missing From Seward Area

first_imgThe foster parents allowed the children to leave with the female. Later shown a photo of the person the woman claimed to be, the foster parents confirmed it was not the same female who took the children. Additional details will be posted as they are made available. ORIGINAL POSTThe Alaska State Troopers are searching for three children that were last seen in Seward on August 5. The children are identified as Slate Erickson, age 4; Jedidiah “Fox” Erickson, age 7; and Pepper Erickson, age 9.The investigation into the children’s disappearance revealed on August 5 a female arrived at the foster home claiming to be sent by OCS. The woman provided a name that the foster parents recognized as someone who they anticipated may be taking the children, but whom they had never met. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 12th, 2019 at 06:12 amUPDATE 3:40pmErickson children and mother Melissa Salgado have been found safe in Cordova. On August 6, the Office of Children’s Services requested Alaska State Troopers perform a welfare check for three children in foster care. The following day it was determined the children were wrongfully removed from a foster home in the Seward area by an unknown female. Further investigation has revealed the children’s mother, Melissa Salgado, 40, of Seward, is also missing.  There is a concern the children could be anywhere along the road system.Anyone with information regarding the location of Salgado or the children is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna at 907-262-4453.last_img read more

Shotgun shooting leaves man wounded in Anchor Point

first_imgAlaska State Troopers are investigating a shooting on the Kenai Peninsula that left a man wounded.Troopers at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday received a report of a man admitted to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with gunshot wounds.Investigators determined the man had been shot multiple times with a shotgun at a home in Anchor Point about 10 miles north of Homer.Troopers describe the wounds as serious but not life-threatening.Troopers took a 45-year-old Anchor Point man into custody. He’s being held on suspicion of felony assault.Online court records Thursday did not indicate that charges had been filed.last_img read more

Buyers sue DLF for Rs 900 crore over delay in flat delivery

first_imgSale of flats only on a ‘carpet area’ basis and not on super built-up area and mandatory disclosures to be made on facilities/amenities provided on the regulatory authority’s website. Both builders and buyers will have to pay the same rate of interest in case of any delay on each other’s part. Developers will not be able to change plans without the consent of two-third of the buyers. Developers must deposit 70 percent of the collections from buyers in separate accounts towards construction and land (as against 50 percent proposed). Developers will be liable to pay penalties if the project deviates from the original plan by more than 10 percent. Plans/designs cannot be changed without consent of consumers. Real estate developer DLF has been sued by home buyers for Rs 900 crore over delay in the delivery of 330 flats in Bengaluru (Bangalore). The Hindu reported Wednesday that around 330 flat buyers in the developer’s DLF Westland Heights in Bengaluru (Bangalore) have petitioned the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) seeking Rs 900 crore in damages from DLF for “delay in giving possession of flats and hiking prices among other issues.”The company failed to deliver the flats to the buyers, even after four years of the promised deadline of three years from 2009 when they had paid for the flats.The real estate (regulator) bill recently passed by the Indian parliament addresses such issues.Some of the salient features of the Bill are: The liability of developers for structural defects has been increased from two years to five years. The provisions of the Bill are applicable to both residential and commercial real estate projects. Real estate projects with plot areas of 500 square metres, or 8 apartments or more, and real estate agents will have to register with the regulator. Projects that are under construction at present also come under ITS purview. Provision to imprison developers for up to three years and real estate agents up to one year for any violation of the Tribunals and Regulatory Authorities. Civil courts are prohibited from taking up matters defined under the Act, consumer court will hear such cases. Mandates maintenance of separate escrow accounts for all projects, and 70% of the amount realised from buyers to be put in the escrow account has to cover land and construction costs.last_img read more

Over 40 killed in 2 suicide attacks on Afghan mosques

first_imgMap locating Kabul and Ghor province in Afghanistan. Dozens were killed in two separate mosque attacks on Friday. AFP More than 40 people were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in two separate mosque attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, in the latest violence to rock the country.In the first attack, on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, at least 32 people including women and children were killed and 41 others wounded when a lone suicide bomber blew himself up as worshippers gathered for evening prayer.”Unfortunately this evening a suicide bomber detonated himself among the worshippers inside a mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of Kabul city,” Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told AFP.The interior ministry confirmed the toll of 32 dead and 41 wounded.Police initially said a gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood in the west of the city and opened fire on worshippers.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bloody attack but recent assaults on Shiite mosques in Afghanistan have been carried out by Islamic State militants, who belong to the rival Sunni branch of Islam.In the second assault, a suicide bomber detonated himself in a Sunni mosque in the impoverished and remote central province of Ghor, killing at least 10 people.A senior local police commander, who is believed to have been the target of the attack in Dolaina district, was among the dead, district governor Mohsen Danishyar told AFP.Danishyar put the death toll as high as 30 but Ghor provincial governor Naser Khazeh told AFP that he could only confirm 10 deaths.Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least 15 people were killed and five were injured in the Ghor assault.The last attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul happened on September 29 as Muslims prepared to commemorate Ashura, one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar.Six people were killed when a suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near Hussainia mosque, one of the biggest Shiite centres in the city, as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers.An attack on another Shiite mosque in the city on August 25 killed 28 people and wounded around 50 others.Four attackers who set off explosions and fired gunshots laid siege to the mosque in the north of the capital for four hours as dozens of men, women and children had gathered for Friday prayers.In recent years, the Taliban and Islamic State jihadists have repeatedly targeted the minority Shiite community, who number around three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan.last_img read more

Health and Medical Simulation Market 2019 Overview Rising Demand and Forecast

first_imgThe reportmainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the Health AndMedical Simulation market, as well as investment opportunities, governmentpolicy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain andcompetitive landscape. Technological innovation and advancement will furtheroptimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used indownstream applications. Moreover, Porter\’s Five Forces Analysis (potentialentrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) providescrucial information for knowing the Health And Medical Simulation market. Health and Medical Simulation Market report comprises the current size with Assessment.  It also provides with different types of segments of the global market. The report offers the global market potential rates of the market along with various product segments. 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Grenadas tourist arrivals are up estimates 5 uptick in stayovers for 2019

first_img ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA — Grenada’s tourism industry continues on an upward trend, with total visitor arrivals up 1.15% for the first half of 2019.Following double-digit growth and a landmark total visitor arrival of 528,077 in 2018, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has reported a total of 318,559 arrivals between January and June 2019, compared to 314,916 for the same period in 2018.The stayover market, which represents the destination’s most lucrative visitor, grew by 3.81% with 82,399 visitors staying in hotels, guesthouses and villa accommodations. The average length of stay of these visitors from Grenada’s sources markets is 8.5 days.The U.S. accounts for 45% of the island’s market share, followed by the U.K. with 17% and the Canadian market with 12%. Its focus on is on expanding its reach in traditional source markets, with four current international gateways in the U.S. for the upcoming winter season, including JFK-New York, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongAs for the cruise segment, GTA says it was able to hold its own with a slight increase of 1.33% in cruise visitor arrivals of 223,051 for the period compared with the phenomenal growth numbers of 220,125 last year. “This is testimony of the hard work by the team to increase engagement with the cruise lines and keep Grenada top of mind with cruise executives,” said the GTA.With increased airlift from some of Grenada’s major airlines – Jetblue, LIAT, Caribbean Airlines and American Airlines for the carnival and winter seasons – the GTA projects stayover visitor arrivals to grow by 5% in 2019.Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, Patricia Maher is encouraging visitors to enjoy the many attractions and experiences throughout Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. She added: “With our abundance of natural assets, warm and friendly people and safe environment, visitors can discover every parish and island of Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean.” Grenada’s tourist arrivals are up, estimates 5% uptick in stayovers for 2019 Monday, July 29, 2019 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Posted by Share Tags: Grenada, Grenada Tourism Authority, visitor arrivalslast_img read more

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In 2009,IDEAS In the early weeks after Dave died, an energy bar will give you a quick joltbut then you’ll crash.""Protecting the rights of others is a truly heroic act, Before the certificate was released, having the most up-to-date products is important to keep people safe For now here are some shopping tips Read our full coverage of the bill here Contact us at editors@timecomAt least 141 people have been killed mostly school children in a Taliban attack on a Pakistani school on Tuesday according to a Pakistani military spokesman The attack began in the morning hours with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school in Peshawar northwestern Pakistan and shooting at random police officer Javed Khan told the Associated Press (AP) Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen he said Students wearing their green school uniforms could be seen on Pakistani television fleeing the area The Pakistan army said they had secured the school after several hours of fighting and killed seven terrorists According to a statement from the office of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province almost all of the dead are children under the age of 16 The Taliban has frequently targeted schools and the assault in Peshawar is the deadliest such attack in the countrys history For more than five hours special Pakistani troops fought the attackers and cleared parts of the school say officials as some students were still being held hostage More than 100 others were taken to nearby hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries Grief-stricken parents congregated at the school to see if their children survived the attack “My son was in uniform in the morning He is in a casket now” one parent Tahir Ali told AP as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah “My son was my dream My dream has been killed” One of the wounded students Abdullah Jamal told AP that he was with a group of eighth ninth and 10th graders who were having a first-aid class when the violence began When the shooting started Abdullah who was shot in the leg said nobody knew what was going on “Then I saw children falling down who were crying and screaming I also fell down I learned later that I have got a bullet” he said speaking from his hospital bed See Tragic Photos of the Taliban School Attack The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair center comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother who was a teacher at the school which was attacked by Taliban in Peshawar Pakistan on Dec 16 2014 Mohammad Sajjad—AP Pakistani security forces take positions following a Taliban attack at an Army run school in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 Bilawal Arbab—EPA A Pakistani girl who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 Mohammad Sajjad—AP Pakistani soldiers move bodies of victims who were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked an Army run school in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 Arshad Arbab—EPA A wounded Pakistani student receives treatment at a hospital following an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 A Majeed—AFP/Getty Images School children rescued by Pakistani security forces leave following an attack at the Army run school in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 Bilawal Arbab—EPA A Pakistani man comforts a child standing at the bedside of a boy who was injured in a Taliban attack on a school at a local hospital in Peshawar Dec 16 2014 Mohammad Sajjad—AP Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on Dec 16 2014 A Majeed—AFP/Getty Images Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan 15 a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School at his house in Peshawar Dec 16 2014 Zohra Bensemra—Reuters A policeman stands beside empty coffins at the hospital after an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar Dec16 2014 Zohra Bensemra—Reuters 1 of 10 Advertisement Pakistans Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Peshawar on Tuesday as his government declared three days of national mourning On arrival Sharif told reporters: "These are my children and it is my loss We will continue our struggle to completely eradicate militancy" Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to media saying that six suicide bombers had carried out the attack in revenge for the killings of Taliban members at the hands of Pakistani authorities The militants have long targeted schools in their campaigns of violence most notably in the Swat Valley where Malala Yousafzai this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for being an advocate for the education of girls Malala said she was heartbroken by news of the deaths of so many school children “I along with millions of others around the world mourn these children my brothers and sisters but we will never be defeated” she said in a statement The school in Peshawar was run by the Pakistani army At the time of the attack over 1500 children from grades 1 to 10 were present It has been a favored tactic of the militants to strike at a range of targets associated with the military from mosques to factories and colleges The attack was motivated by revenge for the armys ongoing military operation in North Waziristan against Taliban strongholds An unnamed Taliban spokesman told Reuters: "We targeted the school because the army targets our families We want them to feel our pain" North Waziristan is also home to several hundred foreign fighters from al-Qaeda and other Islamist groups As the fighting was continuing at the school in Peshawar there were reports on Pakistani TV that eyewitnesses to the attack heard some of the assailants speak in Arabic and central Asian languages rather than local languages such as Pashto or Urdu Pakistani army officers said that bombers had struck more than 10 Taliban 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Nangarhar borders Pakistan and is a stronghold for Islamic State militants Two of the brothers recently graduated from medical school and the third was still at university Khogyani said adding the boys’ father was also killed last year File image of Afghanistan police Reuters "Their bodies were found in Chaparhar district where they lived" said the spokesman Provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal confirmed the brutal murders and said an investigation had been launched "They were taken out of their house by armed men and their beheaded bodies were found by villagers near their house" Mashreqiwal said Islamic State first emerged in Afghanistan in 2014 as NATO combat troops withdrew from the country and handed over responsibility to Afghan security forces Despite being far smaller than the Taliban Islamic State has claimed responsibility for devastating attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in the country On Sunday Islamic State claimed a suicide attack in a large crowd outside a voter registration centre in Kabul that killed 57 people and wounded more than 100 Some Western and Afghan officials believe the outfit has received help from the Haqqani network a brutal wing of the Taliban Following an intense air and ground campaign by Afghan and US forces in Nangarhar Islamic State spread beyond its stronghold to the northern province of Jowzjan where it has also come under pressure Earlier this month top IS commander in northern Afghanistan Qari Hikmatullah was killed in an airstrike London: Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will miss the Premier League game at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday with a back problem but Danny Drinkwater has returned to the squad after illness coach Antonio Conte said on Monday “Drinkwater started to train on Sunday after his fever” said the Italian with the former Leicester City midfielder having missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United Chelseas Alvaro Morata during the West Ham game Reuters “He’s come with us but for sure after three or four days with a fever his physical condition is not at the top level” Conte said on Chelsea’s website (wwwchelseafccom) “David Luiz is continuing to recover from his knee problem And Morata is out He is a bit tired and he has a problem in his back” Conte added of the Spaniard who has 10 goals this season The Italian whose team won the title last season without the demands of European football were drawn on Monday to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 stage “I think we have to face the reality and will try to do our best” said Conte whose players are already tired having featured in a pre-season tour of Asia before the season began ”If I stay here to complain it is not the right way “For sure it is difficult because to face a game every three days is not simple especially if your squad is not big but at the same time we have to face this situation” he was quoted as saying by The Independent “We have to try to do our best For sure some players can be tired that’s normal because some players are playing from this summer and our tours in China and Singapore” Conte is struggling to get consistent results in the Premier League this term and his third-placed side are 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after 16 games Huddersfield have won three of their last four games at the John Smith’s Stadium with Manchester City only securing a 2-1 win with a late goal and Conte expects a tough test “We are facing a team in a good moment of form In the last game they played a great game against Brighton” he said referring to Saturday’s 2-0 home win ”We must pay great attention to the counter-attack because they have fast players “They are in a good moment of form and we must be very good to be more clinical in this game because in the recent period we weren’t clinical” Younger brother of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State Mr Isaac Fayose has written him encouraging him to keep hope alive He lauded his efforts in developing the state and fighting for the cause of the common man in Nigeria In a public letter entitled: Open letter to my dear brother Ayo Fayose he said: “It is with deep love great admiration and inspiration that I publicly write to address my dearest elder brother Peter Ayodele Fayose on this day that history is being made as you complete successfully the journey of four years of intriguing but successful eventful fulfilling but challenging and achievement laden tenure in office as the Executive Governor of our dear state Ekiti “I make bold to declare to you my dear courageous love personified great and very sincere brother that you have served Ekiti and indeed Nigeria at large very well “You have particularly defended the cause of the common man those usually referred to as the dregs of our society they are your friends and you have done well in being their mouthpiece as the Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM) “Brother Ayo your achievements as Governor of Ekiti towers admirably well over those of every other chief executives who have been privileged like you to lead our dear state” he said Recalling the governor’s past achievement and why he would remain relevant in Nigeria’s political terrain in spite of duanting odds against him he said: “It is no gainsaying the fact that you contributed to over 70 percent of all the infrastructural developments recorded in Ekiti State today This sterling achievement which puts you far ahead of other past chief executives of the state are visible in all areas of human endeavour in the state “You had opened up Ekiti during your first tenure with well constructed dualized roads which brought modernity and economic progress to the state capital and other Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state “The roads included the Ado-Ikere dualized road which you completed in your second tenure Awedele road and 11other dualized road networks across the state and in headquarters of the LGAs among others “You had built the Trade fair with prestigious structures such as the Adetiloye hall Jibowu hall and Fountain Hotel and Suites among others and named many of these beautiful structures after distinguished Ekiti indigenes and leaders as befitting honours for them during their lifetime “You had also built the first most elaborate governor’s office and other necessary structures including the presidential lodge among others “Your love for Ekiti people as reflected in the caring manner with which you drew them to you by personally meeting with the masses artisans tailors Okada riders and others and attending to their needs at all time has been unprecedented and may never been surpassed by your successors “When you came back the second time you have consolidated on your many achievements during the first tenure “You again opened up Ekiti to beauty and splendour with the fly over new muilti-purpose Governor’s office new High Court complex completion of the Ado-Ikere dualized road which has also beautified the ancient city of Ikere a pride of Ekiti kingdom “You gave employment to Ekiti people the young and old and they all loved you for this “You built the prestigious Oja Oba King’s market which has now placed the state capital as one of the most commercially viable cities in Nigeria “Other legacy projects you accomplished included the new Speaker’s residence Women Development Centre complex which you named after the late deputy to All Progressive Congress (APC) ‘s newly inaugurated governor of the state Kayode Fayemi who was late Mrs Adunni Olayinka Many have praised you for doing this as it showed your style of politics is without bitterness “Under your stewardship as Governor of Ekiti our educational standard got a huge boost as the state came tops in the National Examination Council (NECO) “You have given the teachers their reward on earth with your excellent disposition and support towards them You gave almost all civil servants due promotions even in arrears and employed thousands of them “Most significantly you performed excellently well in speaking for the poor the downtrodden and the defenceless” Encouraging his elder brother further he said: ” in spite of very hostile and oppressive government of the day you displayed unparalleled courage and confronted the powers that be and put them on their toes to not only deliver good leadership but also to desist from autocratic and dictatorial tendencies “Brother Ayo indeed you are my hero and the hero of millions of Nigerians whose cause you fought gallantly “As the curtain draws on your fulfilling journey to and fro the Ekiti government office I wish you greater success ahead “Although there are strong indications that the road ahead will be rough there is however stronger assurance that you will triumph indeed In Psalm 92:12 the Bible says: ‘the Righteous flourishes like the river’ surely victory is yours “You have paid your due in serving and defending our people and the heavens and TRUTH will defend you in the tough journey ahead ride on dear brave brother ride on the people’s man and advocate of the masses ride on Ayo Fayose Oshokomole of the universe! ”Staying activeUND is also creating more fitness programming to comply with the Healthy Campus initiative read more