Image: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2Image: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2Image: Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2“Ginalingan!” commented actress Angelica Panganiban who is friends with the volleyball superstar. “Hustisya!” a fan said, while another wrote, “May nanalo na, uwian na.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingImage: Screen grab via Instagram/@alyssa_valdez2READ: Ex-GF Angelica comments on John Lloyd’s selfie with Alyssa ValdezThe pro athlete revealed to Preen that her main exercise is trainings. Other than that, running and “basic workouts at home” keep her fit. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez showed off her toned bod on the beach, impressing fans with rock-hard abs.The spiker has been enjoying a well-deserved break after international volleyball stints.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Messi nets 4 goals to keep Barcelona with perfect record Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges MOST READ In the interview, she also shared that she loves to eat and feasts on buffets “a lot,” making her bikini bod even more enviable. READ: Alyssa Valdez on How She’s AdultingAfter her downtime, Valdez will be playing with a club team in Chinese Taipei. She will be with the team “the next few months,” according to an interview with former volleyball player and reporter Gretchen Ho. /raRELATED STORY:Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses01:58’Wag sana ma ninja’: House to probe PNP on P35 M bounty in Batocabe slay02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims
The dramatic eviction of Baba Ramdev in the middle of night in a swoop by Delhi police on Sunday set off a slugfest between the UPA and the Sangh Parivar and the yoga guru who announced that he would continue his agitation against black money.The first political fallout of the police action was the decision of civil society activists led by Anna Hazare to boycott Monday’s meeting of the Joint Drafting Committee on Lokpal and the threat to resume the agitation in Jantar Mantar.The police action of firing teargas shells and lathicharge on people in the Ramlila Maidan who were woken up in their sleep in the dead of the night drew sharply critical attacks from BJP and chief ministers Mayawati, Nitish Kumar, Prakash Singh Badal and Naveen Patnaik and former CMs Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chandrababu Naidu.But the government and the Congress came out in strong defence of the decision to evict the 46-year-old Ramdev and legions of his followers, accusing him of going back on his word of withdrawing his fast after reaching an understanding on the issue of measures to bring back black money stashed abroad.The political war erupted hours after Ramdev, who jumped from a three-metre-high podium and tried to escape disguised as a woman, was served with an externment order that barred him entry into the capital for a fortnight.He was bundled into a police van before dawn and flown to Haridwar in a small plane. The police action came after the government and Ramdev traded barbs accusing each other of betrayal.advertisementWith the government decision drawing flak, Congress leadership met at the Prime Minister’s residence which was attended by Sonia Gandhi and senior cabinet ministers.The top BJP leadership met in the capital and condemned the police action, saying it reminded the days of Emergency.A heavy contingent of Delhi police personnel including the Rapid Action Force descended on the fast site a little after 1 AM and met with resistance from the followers of Ramdev who had just completed a day’s fast demanding measures to repatriate black money stashed abroad.The yoga guru, who was met by a high-power delegation of ministers led by Pranab Mukherjee on June 1 at the Delhi airport, vowed in Haridwar to continue his fast-unto-death and threatened to re-enter the capital in the night.Ramdev accused the police of indulging in “brutalities” against his peaceful followers, especially women and children, and called it a “big blot” on the government.Hazare announced that the civil activists would hold a fast at Jantar Mantar on June 8.Government, which held talks with Ramdev until Saturday evening, ordered a police swoop at the Ramlila Maidan rocking the calm when he was asleep on the stage and thousands of his followers on the ground.The fast site resembled a war zone for over three hours with police forcibly evicting thousands of his followers who had ended a day’s fast along with Ramdev.62 people including 23 policemen were injured in the action. Ramdev claimed a Gurgaon residence has been paralysed in the police attack, a woman from Andhra Pradesh suffered leg fractures and at least two others had head injuries.The midnight action triggered a war of words between the government and the Sangh Parivar which threw its full weight behind the yoga guru. the government, which cited intelligence inputs of terror threat to Ramdev, ruled out further talks with him saying he was getting “unreasonable”.- With PTI inputs
“I think we’re up for a very frenetic, more exciting game,” Alaska’s Alex Compton said.Compton, who is also shooting to win a first title as a coach on his fifth try, said the 79-78 Game 5 loss, made possible when Lee hit a short corner jumper with 1.3 seconds left on Friday, reflects only on the standing of the series and not on his team.“The team is great,” he continued over the phone. “[The Game 5 defeat] hurts, but it wasn’t spirit-crushing. I don’t think we lack resolve [going into Game 6]. I actually feel that we have increased our resolve.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Who needs this Canelo KO of a scarecrow? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “Definitely, this game is not going to be easy. Alaska won’t give this to us, and we won’t give it to them either,” he said.Aces import Mike Harris is aware the Hotshots will do everything to stop a decider.“It boils down to one game,” he said. “One game for us to take this to a Game 7, and one game for them to win. I’m sure they wouldn’t want to play us in a Game 7.”The series—bereft of the mammoth live attendance despite it being one of the most balanced in recent years—will playa possible Game 7 at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, on Friday.Both teams will be coming off a five-day break as the league gave way to the annual Rookie Draft last Sunday, something that served the Hotshots and the Aces well.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Paul Lee knows what to expect the next time he and his fellow Magnolia Hotshots step on the court.“Everyone knows that it’s the most difficult game there is—the closeout game,” Lee said as he and the Hotshots go for all the PBA Governors’ Cup marbles Wednesday night against formidable Alaska in Game 6 of their best-of-seven championship series at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting And Lee, the reason why the Hotshots are holding a 3-2 lead and have a chance to close this one out starting at 7 p.m., knows exactly what to do—or try to do.“I just want to enjoy the moment,” he said, as he tries to lead the Hotshots to their first title since 2014, the franchise’s Grand Slam season, and put an exclamation point to what has been one of the finest conferences of his storied pro career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefBut from how the series has gone it won’t be too much fun out there—unless you’re the eventual victor.“It’s going to be another grind-out game, another dogfight,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said after moving on the threshold of a first coaching title. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has declined to stay an order of recovery of Rs 3.09 lakhs from the pension of a retired government employee, who had drawn house rent allowance in his salary for 30 years despite having an official accommodation during the same period.Dattatraya Yadav, a Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) in Pay and Accounts Department of the state government, had drawn from 1975to2005, a period of 30 years, house rent allowance, despite full knowledge that he was not entitled to receive the same because he had been allotted a government accommodation since 1975.An order was passed for recovery of the amount through a monthly deduction of Rs 10,000 from his pension, when it became known to authorities after he retired from service. The aggrieved officer then moved Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, seeking to restrain the recovery of HRA amount.The MAT, on November 14, 2014, confirmed the order about recovery of the amount following which Yadav knocked the doors of the high court.Itwas also the petitioners case that an amount of Rs 43,065has already been recovered from him and, therefore, he is entitled to refund of the amount from the government.Thepetitionerjoinedgovernmentserviceasaclerkin 1968andretiredin2005fromthepostofadministrative officer. He was Drawing and Disbursing Officer in the office of DeputyCommissionerofPolice,Bandra,from1997 to 2000, in wireless section from 2000 to 2003 andin the office of DCP,MT Section, Nagpadafrom2003to2005.”Thus,itisquiteclearthat the petitioner has handled responsiblepostsandcanbesaidto have sufficient knowledgeinthematterofpayallowancesin government service,” a bench of Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice M S Sonak noted in their order recently.advertisement”Thepetitionerwas himself the DDO and it is not even his case that he was unaware that he was not entitled to draw HRA. The petitioners contention that his superiors should have detected the error,doesnotcommendtous,” the bench said.”Wereallyseenoreason to interfere with the impugned order,” the judges observed. (More) PTI SVS GK SC SDM
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has praised his former manager Mauricio Pochettino and is hopeful of reuniting with the Tottenham Hotspur coach in the future.Shaw played under Pochettino at Southampton during the latter half of the 2012-13 season as the Saints finished eighth in the Premier League. The England International moved to United at the end of the season.In the epilogue of Spanish pundit Guillem Balague’s new book “Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs”, the 22-year-old hailed his fantastic relationship with the Argentine and reckoned Pochettino would like to work with him again as well.”I think with Southampton he achieved the impossible. We were one of the best footballing teams in the league…I do hope that I can play for him again one day. And I think he really wants me to play under him again,” Shaw wrote.”He used to call me his son, that’s how good our relationship was. I’ve had lots of ups and downs, but when I was with Pochettino it was only ever up, up, up.”He made me feel that I was the best. He’d show me clips of my games and say, ‘You should do this better’. Not in a horrible way. Not I could have done better, but I should have done better, because he knows I can be better.”Shaw is struggling to get playing time at United after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho and could meet Pochettino when second-placed United host third-placed Tottenham in the league on Saturday.advertisement
Photo Attribution: KT KingYou can view this full column at O’Colly.comAnthony Slater: Hostile crowd, top ranked opponent, 17-point halftime deficit and the Cowboys somehow pull off the win. There have been some important victories for this program over the years, but this one seems to be near the top of that list. You’re knowledgeable about the history of this athletic department, where would you rank this one?Kyle Porter: This was the biggest win under the Gundy regime for sure, and I don’t think it’s really that close. The Mizzou game in 2008 was huge because they were No. 3 and OSU was still undefeated at that point, but that OSU squad was never going to win it all, so it didn’t mean as much at the end of the season. This year … well … who knows?Is it the biggest win in program history? Tough for me to say since I’m only 26-years-old. I have to think the conference-ending win against Iowa State in 1976 was big since OSU split the conference title that year, but this has to be top three I’d say — at least.One of my A&M friends told me the crowd wasn’t as venomous as usual, was it the heat? The 2:30 kick? Weeden doing Weeden things?Slater: Right before kickoff it was about the loudest I’ve heard a stadium, and the noise was definitely a factor early on.In the second half, the stadium was much more tame for a combination of reasons. I think the main reason was how confident they were. A&M was up 20-3 and it seemed worse. The fans relaxed, figuring it was going to be an easy win. Then, suddenly OSU was right back in it. Quick score, turnover, quick score, turnover. By then, the heat was becoming a factor, and A&M was giving the crowd no positive plays to get back in it. The way it played out was almost a perfect storm for the Cowboys.Now that they have escaped College Station with a win, where is your excitement and optimism level at?Porter: Well considering the fact that it’s going to take a medium-sized upset for OSU to not be 11-0 and playing OU on Dec. 3 to go to the national title, I’d say my excitement level can’t even be charted right now.I’m worried by the Hedgepeth and Rush injuries and the trips to Austin and Columbia are obviously not cake, but this team had a look to it during the second half on Saturday. A look that said, “you better not let us come back and steal this win because we’re going to be tough to handle the rest of the way.”What game should scare OSU the most?Slater: Before every game, there will be plenty of arguments and worries on why this could be the trap game that derails the season for OSU. But with an explosive offense that is never out of any game, I only see two potential downfalls before Bedlam. It’s the two-game stretch you mentioned, where the Cowboys travel to Texas and Missouri in back-to-back weekends.Of the two, Texas has to be the scarier one for OSU. Before the season, I would have said Missouri, but not with what has transpired. The Tigers are worse than we thought and Texas is much better. They have stability at quarterback again, incredible tradition, a tough road atmosphere and a talented defense.Back to the A&M game. Honestly, what were your thoughts at halftime?Porter: I really thought OSU just got run off the field in the first half. A&M looked like they belonged in the SEC and OSU looked like they belonged somewhere that wasn’t the SEC. It was a little unnerving to watch, especially since we haven’t seen this team struggle to that extent since the Cotton Bowl in January of 2010.That being said, I knew they were getting the ball first and I knew if Weeden could string a few drives together they could crawl back in the thing and make it interesting late. I didn’t realize it would be “Justin Blackmon has to run out of the back of his own endzone for a 1-point win” interesting, but at that point who cares? OSU just went on the road against a top ten team, got knocked on the mat in the first half, and came up SWINGING in the second half. It was incredible to watch.Who do you credit most for the comeback?Slater: Not trying to cop out of that question, but it truly was a team effort.OSU doesn’t win if the defense doesn’t have an incredible performance in the second half. Weeden obviously played great, but he needed a solid showing from the receivers and a quick-paced game plan from the coaches. That is what should make this win satisfying for the Cowboys. Everybody chipped in and in the second half, they looked like a legitimate contender.Through four weeks, who are your top five teams? Predictions for title game?Porter: 1. LSU 2. OU 3. Boise St. 4. Bama 5. WisconsinI have OSU at No. 6, but I have a hard time seeing them beating any of those five teams the majority of the time on a neutral field. Sure, they might sneak in four W’s in 10 games against Wisconsin, or upset LSU three or four out of 10 times, but I don’t see it progressing much beyond that.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
eSports FIFA 18: EA Sports reveal special @ChelseaFC squad – which contains no Chelsea players! Ronan Murphy 17:51 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images eSports Chelsea Antonio Conte Premier League The newest Squad Battles featured team has been revealed, but does not include any current star from the Premier League holders The latest featured squad has been revealed in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, which is bizarrely called @ChelseaFC yet features no Chelsea players.Previous selections for the special team in the Squad Battles mode have included custom-made sides from players such as Alexandre Lacazette, Dele Alli and Antoine Griezmann, which usually comprised of team-mates and icons of the game. 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 However, the latest squad, named @ChelseaFC has only a minor connection to the Blues, with Antonio Conte selected as the manager and on-loan defender Kurt Zouma picked on the bench.Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben is included in the starting XI, alongside Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez in a three-man attack.Icon Carles Puyol and Jerome Boateng are part of a strong defence, with Gianluigi Buffon chosen in goal. Brazil legend Ronaldo and Russian goalkeeping icon Lev Yashin are named on the bench, alongside Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta.The special @ChelseaFC squad, which may belong to a normal FIFA player, will be in FIFA 18 until Sunday November 12 in the Squad Battles game mode when it will be replaced by another custom team.
Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Read more The player indicated, when asked post-match at the Stadio Olimpico, that he felt it would be touch and go as to whether he can play at the weekend, though the coaching staff believe he will be ready to return against José Mourinho’s side after a six-match absence. Chelsea have conceded 11 goals in that time, and kept only one clean sheet, to make clear how integral he is to the set-up, with the hope now that Kanté trains normally over the remainder of the week and declares himself fit for Sunday.He would come up against his former midfield partner Nemanja Matic as Chelsea confront a player sold controversially to United over the summer. Matic, a key member of the side who claimed two Premier League titles in three years, had initially asked to leave in the summer of 2016 but, having been persuaded to remain, had offered little indication he would be willing to sign a new contract at the club.Chelsea duly granted his request to leave this year after he made clear a reluctance to go on the club’s pre-season tour of Singapore and China, although there was considerable surprise that they sanctioned a move to United, for around £40m, which effectively strengthened their direct rivals. “Nowadays if a player wants to go to a team, then he has … I don’t want to say the power, but if he has a strong will to leave and join another team then it is hard for the club,” said Courtois. “You cannot just ignore him and say: ‘You cannot leave’ because then you have a disappointed player who won’t play at his best. So obviously, for us, you give a player to another big team, but they are choices that are made in football. Share on Twitter “We know Nemanja’s qualities. He is someone who, last year, gave us the balance as well. He decided to go to another team, so we won’t live in the past. Our midfield is very good, we have very strong players, so I don’t know if we miss him. But if you have two injuries in midfield then, of course, you can say we miss Nemanja because he is another quality player and he is doing well in Manchester.” Share on Facebook Chelsea news Share on Messenger Share via Email How Chelsea fell from champions to a rabble at Roma in less than six months Nemanja Matic: I have nothing to prove on Chelsea return with Manchester United Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on WhatsApp Topics Chelsea’s coaching staff are confident N’Golo Kanté will be fit to play in the Premier League game against Manchester United on Sunday but must now convince the player that he is ready to return after almost four weeks out with a hamstring injury.The France international, who hurt his thigh in the national team’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria, has been back in first-team training since the end of last week and was close to playing in the damaging 3-0 defeat by Roma on Tuesday. However, the player had made clear his reservations about returning too soon and was ruled out on the day of the match. “N’Golo is important for us and brings a lot of balance into the team,” said the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. “But you cannot push him if he does not feel ready.”
Share on WhatsApp Everton’s Tosun earns draw with Spurs in game marred by Gomes leg injury Share on Messenger VAR at risk of changing the spirit of football, says Pochettino – video Play Video Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Tottenham Hotspur The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. There were eight goals in this fixture last season, most of them scored by Tottenham at their freewheeling best, yet a pall has descended on both teams since. For the most part this match was so dull it was actually enlivened by the intervention of VAR. There were boos from the home crowd at the length of time it took to establish that Atkinson had made the correct decision in denying Son a second-half penalty, then more boos when a three-minute delay failed to penalise Alli for accidental handball in the area. This sort of thing is presently giving Premier League football a bad name but without it there might not have been any noise at Goodison at all in the first hour, and that cannot be healthy for a stadium that prides itself on old-fashioned atmosphere. 1:42 Topics Share on LinkedIn Everton had the only attempt on target in the first half, Paulo Gazzaniga making a routine save from Richarlison, and the home fans made more of a noise when Theo Walcott was subjected to a VAR review to check whether his foul on Ben Davies merited an upgrade from yellow to red. The travelling Tottenham support spent most of their time jeering Walcott and Alex Iwobi, the two former Arsenal players in Everton’s ranks, and at times, so limited was their impact, the home crowd probably felt like joining in.The Son penalty appeal at the start of the second half was actually one of the game’s few moments of quality. The school of thought that believes Tottenham perform better without Kane will have to reconsider its stance after this weirdly unfocused display, though at least there were signs that Alli is rediscovering his touch. It was Alli’s deft pass that had sent Son scampering into the area where, in attempting to get round Yerry Mina, he went to ground rather optimistically in a tangle of legs. Richarlison saw another shot saved before Moura missed an excellent chance to put Spurs ahead, failing to take the opportunity to lob Jordan Pickford with only the goalkeeper to beat. When Son found space for Alli to drill a low shot into the bottom corner the game could have been up for the home side, though the whopping 12 minutes added on for the various second-half stoppages ended up coming to their rescue. Only two points separated the sides before the game and, when it started, it was easy to see that both of them are short on form and confidence and they fought out a first half that will not live long in the memory. Spurs were marginally ahead in terms of possession and ideas, though the speed of execution and the accuracy of the final pass were not quite there. With both midfields giving the ball away for fun there was little to get excited about further up the pitch. A week after losing on Merseyside Spurs thought they had turned a corner here until Cenk Tosun headed an equaliser in the seventh minute of added time to save Marco Silva from the ignominy of losing for the sixth time in seven league games. Tottenham did not play especially well, with Lucas Moura failing to fill the gap left by Kane, though in normal time at least Everton were no better.Silva tried his most mobile midfield, Gomes partnering Tom Davies, but Everton were back to the slow and safe mode that the manager had complained about beforehand even before Gomes became the victim of a rash challenge that brought Son a straight red card 10 minutes from time. There was no penetration down the wings, Richarlison was far too isolated to be effective and Everton could hardly complain when a smart Dele Alli finish put the visitors ahead and seemed to have set them on the path to victory. features Read more Premier League Share on Twitter One could only feel for André Gomes at the end, just back from injury and talking in the programme about his optimism for the future, only to leave Goodison on a stretcher with the ghastliest of leg fractures.Many of the Everton fans stuck around to boo Martin Atkinson as he left the pitch at the end yet, though the officials on and off the field contributed much to an extraordinarily dramatic conclusion to the most ordinary of afternoons, it was not the referee who ended Gomes’ participation, although he might have booked Son Heung-min earlier for diving in the area. When all the sound and fury had died down the bottom line remained that Spurs have still not won away since January and Everton were too feeble to take advantage of opponents missing Harry Kane through illness. Share via Email Read more Everton Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened Reuse this content
Man Utd boss Solskjaer confident going to Newcastleby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic they can win at Newcastle and end their long wait for an away win stretching back to Paris Saint-Germain in March.However, he knows there will be no favours from his former teammate Steve Bruce who is already under pressure after a difficult start at Newcastle.”I do feel it’s going to come,” said the United boss. “There’s no point me talking about it. I’ll get your questions until we do win. If we don’t we’ll get this on Sunday as well.”We are a team that can be set up well to play away from home. Sometimes you can play on the counter. We didn’t really get the counter-attacks as we wanted to (against Alkmaar).”As managers we don’t want to give anyone any favours when we play each other. Brucey’s going to set up a team to win, and I’m going to set up a team to try to win. It’s a great stadium to play at. We’re looking forward to the game, and hopefully we’ve got many players fresh for Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Massimiliano Allegri says he will take a year away from football after being sacked by Juventus due to neglecting aspects of his private life over the past 16 years. The Italian wants to spend more time with family and friends after his tenure in Turin ended following mounting pressure during the 2018-19 season. Juventus still won Serie A under Allegri’s guidance but were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-final stages by Ajax, prompting widespread calls for the head coach’s dismissal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And despite some talk he could do a job swap with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, with the former Napoli boss seemingly poised to replace him at Juve, Allegri has confirmed his intention to take time away from the sport. “I am going to take a year off to recharge the batteries and take my personal life back in hand, rediscover after many years the affection of my family, children and friends,” Allegri said at an event on leadership in Milan on Thursday evening.“The last 16 years have felt like being in a blender. You have to take time away from what you usually spend with family and friends.“I’ll use this year to recharge my batteries ahead of the next season.”Juve have dominated Italian football since Antonio Conte delivered the club’s first league title since 2003 in 2011-12.They have now won Serie A eight years in a row with their ascendency having continued since Allegri joined from AC Milan in 2014.Before his four-year spell at San Siro, the former Livorno and Napoli player had spells in charge of Aglianese, SPAL, Grosseto, Sassuolo and Cagliari, having gone straight into management after hanginng up his boots in 2003. Allegri will follow his predecessor Conte in taking a year away from the game with the former Italy boss having only just been appointed Inter head coach after leaving Chelsea in 2018.And although The Old Lady’s next head coach is yet to be announced, the club is already making transfer plans.Technical director Fabio Paratici has reportedly flown to England for talks with Manchester United over Paul Pogba, who left Serie A in 2016 but has been tipped for a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
Press Trust of India New DelhiJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 13:39 IST The issue of formation of governing bodies led to an impasse between Delhi University and the city government, with both accusing each other of delaying the process.The Delhi government has agreed to release grants to 28 Delhi University colleges funded by it despite them not having their governing bodies. The Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia had written a letter on April 16 to the Secretary, Higher Education, stating that no funds should be given to 28 colleges (fully or partially-funded by them) till they form their governing bodies.The issue of formation of governing bodies led to an impasse between Delhi University and the city government, with both accusing each other of delaying the process. However, Sisodia directed the Education Secretary to ensure that funds are released to the 28 colleges.Here’s what Sisodia said in the letter:Delhi University has repeatedly made attempts to stall the functioning of the 28 Delhi government-funded college, Sisodia said.”DUTA has approached us regarding the hardship being faced by the teachers due to the stopping of grants to these colleges. Since we do not want teachers to bear these hardships, the Directorate of Higher Education should release 3-months grant to these 28 colleges,” he said.Even in the last tenure, multiple delays were caused to the formation of governing bodies of these 28 colleges, Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, said.Even when the tenure of the previous governing body ended, despite precedent, the university did not give a three-month extension to the previous governing body, he alleged.”The university delayed sending the university panel. Even when the names were sent by the university panel, only 180 names were sent whereas as per precedent more than 250 names. It is this reason that forced the Government of NCT of Delhi to stop the funds of these colleges,” he said in the letter.advertisementList of colleges fully-funded by the Delhi government:The 12 colleges fully-funded by the Delhi government are Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Science, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Shaheed Raj Guru College , Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Keshav Maha Vidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Maharishi Balmiki College of Education and Bhaskara Charya College of Applied Science.List of colleges partially-funded by the Delhi government:Sixteen colleges, that are partially funded by the Delhi government, are Shivaji College, Motilal Nehru College, Laxmi Bai College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Maiteryi College, SPM College for Women, Satyawati College, Vivekanand College, Rajdhani College , Kamla Nehru College, Gargi College, Swami Shardhanand College, Kalindi College, Bharti College, Sri Aurobindo College and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.Read: 17 private schools in Noida penalised for imposing excessive feesAlso read: Delhi University Admissions 2019: St Stephen’s extends last date for registrationGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byHarshita Pathak Tags :Follow delhi governmentFollow Delhi University Delhi government to release grants to 28 DU colleges funded by it: Check the listSisodia told that the Delhi University has repeatedly made attempts to stall the functioning of the 28 Delhi government-funded college.advertisement
The Secretary-General will be honoured “for his work in conflict resolution and his promotion of international cooperation and peace,” spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters in New York. The ceremony will take place at the Library of Congress. Mr. Annan will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening to attend the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where he will speak about Luciano Pavarotti, one of the honourees who currently serves as a UN Messenger of Peace.
Dave Mowat, the Provincial Royalty Review Panel’s chair and CEO of ATB Financial, held a community engagement session October 5th at the Telus Convention Centre. Lucas Meyer Most small and mid-sized businesses don’t think the provincial economy has hit rock bottom yet.In the latest ATB Business Beat survey, 75 per cent say they think the economy will be worse off six months from now, but they are also optimistic about their own businesses, with 64 per cent feeling they will be the same or better six months from now.ATB Executive Vice President Wellington Holbrook told 660 NEWS why he thinks that’s the case.”There’s kind of a bit of a disconnect there I think, but certainly I think that might be a little bit of a reflection of the Albertan entrepreneurial spirit. Business owners in Alberta are always very confident about their prospects and I think that certainly comes out loud and clear in that number there,” said Holbrook.The businesses surveyed vary greatly; some only have one employee, others have tens of millions in revenue. by Mark Strashok Posted Apr 18, 2016 4:36 pm MDT Signs of optimism in latest ATB Business Beat survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“Over the lifetime of the United Nations, the balance has shifted, and today, more than 160 Member States have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it”, said UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Ivan Šimonović, who moderated the discussion.“Despite these positive developments, however, a number of States continue to impose the death penalty,” he told the panel, one of the many events taking place during the UN Crime Congress, which opened Sunday and is expected to conclude on 19 April.The participants at the panel included the Minister of Justice of Italy, Andrea Orlando, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, the Deputy Director in Penal Reform International in charge of regional Middle East and North Africa office, Haitham Shibli, a non-governmental organization working on penal and criminal justice reform, and Jeffrey Fagan, Professor at Columbia Law School in New York.Mr. Šimonović stressed that Amnesty International noted in a recent report on global sentences and executions that in 2014 there were fewer registered executions but there was an increase of people condemned to death. “The spread of drug trafficking and terrorism is an important factor for many States when considering to retain or even reintroduce the death penalty,” he added, noting that China, Iran, Viet Nam, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Malaysia have the highest rate of executions for drug trafficking.The event, organized with Italy, provided the opportunity to present a publication by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Moving away from the Death Penalty, Arguments, Trends and Perspectives. The book, launched at UN Headquarters in October 2014, has been translated into Arabic and will be available soon, said Mr. Šimonović.“The world is certainly moving away from the death penalty, in just the way the world moved away from slavery, from judicial torture and from other such practices”, Mr. Heyns said, recalling that in 1948, only eight States had taken the death penalty out of their laws. “Now, 99 have done so,” he said, adding that only five States now execute more than 25 people a year – China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United States.The Special Rapporteur stressed that “the most important consideration coming into play over the last seven years is that it is not clear that the death penalty has any special deterrence value. In fact, there is no evidence to that effect.”“The death penalty creates a false sense of security,” he continued, underscoring that the punishment will not solve the problem of criminal activity and that countries should rather focus on better policing and addressing underlying causes. Mr. Heyns said that there has been a “shift” regarding death penalty. “It seems that it is a matter of decades before there will be a situation where it is very likely that very few States will still have the death penalty officially in their books.”Regarding the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Shibli stressed the use of death penalty on a very wide and vague scope in the region.He took the examples of Yemen, where there are more than 360 crimes punishable by death penalty, Morocco where there are more than 325, and Egypt with more than 40.“It is widely used in the criminal law as a punishment in the region,” Mr. Shibli said. “Generally in the region now, especially after the political instability, the governments feel more at ease in using the death penalty.”Mr. Fagan discussed the situation in the United States, where capital punishment is a legal sentence in more than 30 states. He pointed out empirical research that shows that “there is no evidence that death penalty has any greater deterrent effect than would other punishments.”“Deterrence is one of the essential justifications. Without that justification, I think there is a constitutional issue,” he added.He said that because of that evidence, things are changing in the United States. “There is a deep change in the American society in respect to the beliefs about the death penalty,” he concluded.
“Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals is not about ticking boxes, but about making a real difference, said Francine Baron, who stressed that the effects of climate change continue to impact development in her region, as countries are experiencing more severe and prolonged droughts, often times followed by sudden and high volumes of rainfall which result in massive soil erosion and catastrophic loss and damage. “Likewise, the ongoing phenomenon of beach erosion, destruction of coral reefs – so vital to our tourism product and the character of our islands – risk untold damage, to our prized tourism assets,” she said, calling for more urgent and wide-ranging action “to ensure our very survival.” In this regard, she looked forward to building on the momentum generated by the Paris Agreement ahead of the next meeting of the States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Marrakesh next year. As an example of the urgency of the issue, Mr. Baron noted that Dominica had been painfully reminded of that in 2015, when Tropical Storm Erika had killed 30 of its citizens. That event had caused economic damage estimated at $483 million, the equivalent of 90 per cent of national gross domestic product (GDP), she recalled. While Dominica has since made great strides in building more climate-resilient and adaptive infrastructure in a process facilitated by the support of bilateral and multilateral partners, it “still suffers the disproportionate burdens and impacts of climate change,” which hamper its efforts to develop in a sustainable manner, she said, adding that resources intended for sustainable development programmes have instead been shifted to post-disaster rehabilitation efforts. Dominica, therefore, continued to call for the establishment of an international natural disaster risk fund, she said, describing the Caribbean Risk Fund and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Disaster Recovery Facilities as “good starting points.” In her address, Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, said it is necessary to act now to make the vision of the 2030 Agenda a reality, and that this is particularly true for the small island developing States. She was proud to have participated in the launch, in Barbados, of the Caribbean Human Development Report 2016, and noted the three central issues it highlighted for low-lying coastal Caribbean States: vulnerability, resilience and sustainability. The existential threat which climate changed posed for island States is well-documented. The Prime Minister of Barbados had participated in the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement at the UN in April, and deposited the instrument of ratification on the same occasion. Barbados developed a National Climate Change Policy Framework, and recognized the potential of sustainable ocean exploitation as an important component of its future development. “As we seek to protect and preserve our oceans and seas for future generations, Barbados will continue to participate actively in the various oceans-related processes of the United Nations,: reported Ms. McClean, noting that during this current session, her delegation will collaborate with other members of the Association of Caribbean States to strengthen the level of support for the ‘Caribbean Sea Resolution,” with the ultimate aims of designating the Sea as a “special area in the context of sustainable development.” In his remarks, Elvin Nimrod, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada said history has shown that development is tenuous wherever human rights and the environment are not prioritized. The 17 SDGs are the product of “deep reflection and learning, and the realization that development without human rights and environmental considerations is unreliable.” Foreign Minister Elvin Nimrod of Grenada addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak Foreign Minister Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean of Barbados addresses the general debate of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak With this in mind, he said Grenada is resolute in its commitment to conserve and promote the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources, in line with SDG 14. Indeed, the ocean economy is an important starting point for thinking about conservation. “The natural capital of the ocean is like the principal deposit of an interest-bearing bank account. Unfortunately, instead of living off the interest, we have been drawing from the principal,” he said. Mr. Nimrod said the work done by the World Wildlife Fund and the Boston Consulting Group on the Ocean Economy notes a $24 trillion asset value of the oceans, which generates $2.5 trillion per year. “The need to preserve this natural capital is self-evident,” he said, adding that Nine Caribbean nations have committed to conserving and managing 20 of the region’s marine and coastal environment by 2020.
“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017The 25-year-old feud between Hall of Famers Irvin “Magic” Johnson and Isiah Thomas has come to an end. The pair appeared on NBATV’s special, “Players Only Monthly” Tuesday, Dec. 19 and the reunion was an emotional one.Johnson and Thomas’ strife began after the 1988 and 1989 NBA Finals where the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Detroit Pistons. By the time the 1992 Olympic Games rolled around, things had truly fallen apart. Johnson admitted in the 2009 book, “When the Game Was Ours” that he helped keep Thomas off the legendary Dream Team. Why? He believed Thomas was instrumental in spreading rumors that Johnson’s was gay or bisexual.Today, things have changed and the two tearfully hugged it out on-air.“You are my brother,” Johnson says. “Let me apologize if I hurt you, that we haven’t been together and God is good to bring us back together.”News About Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson Praises LaVar Ball for Being Involved with Basketball Star SonsHow Did Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson Get Mistaken for Italian Migrants?Magic Johnson Brings Smiles to Over 12,000 Michigan Residents with Clothes, Food and Other GiftsThe emotions were high both on screen and off, as viewers tweeted about how the reunion affected them.Magic Johnson and Isaiah ThomasI’m not crying … you’re crying 😢(H/T @NBATV) pic.twitter.com/aTaV32iIit— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) December 20, 2017 Just saw the clip of @MagicJohnson & @iamisiahthomas WOW! Them BROTHERS NEEDED THAT MOMENT! Isiah told us stories. And he really missed having Magic in his life. So happy for them FOR REAL.— al harrington (@cheddahcheese7) December 20, 2017 This may be the Greatest NBA … NO let me rephrase, TV specials I’ve ever seen. In this crazy world, to see a relationship healed and to see a man say “I’m sorry”. The world needs more. Thank You @MagicJohnson and @isaiahthomas is for letting world see what’s possible.— Chris Tabb (@christabbshow) December 20, 2017Whew that Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas sit down interview where Magic apologized after all them years of not talking😩. Had my eyes sweating and that pollen floating around HEAVY after that😩— MSU 8-4 ~ CANES 10-2 (@heen_Doggish) December 20, 2017 seeing someone own up to their actions and just simply apologizing for doing what they did could really go a long way.— Brehanna Daniels (@Mindless_BMD) December 20, 2017Spots stars chimed in with their thoughts, too.Grown men stuff right here https://t.co/c3xZLCdeGD— DWade (@DwyaneWade) December 20, 2017 The Magic/Zeke interview on NBA TV was awesome..2 of my heros..When the game stops, we should all cherish the friendships that we built..forever..— Chauncey Billups (@1MrBigShot) December 20, 2017
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Under his leadership, said the USI, USIT “became a pioneering travel organisation”, adding that anyone who has ever availed of a student travel deal has him to thank.Colleary studied at UCD and was President of USI from 1964 to 1966. He is survived by his wife Máirín, and children, Barry, Conor and Emma.Read: Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy> THE DEATH OF student travel pioneer and business man Gordon Colleary has been announced.The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) said today that it was with “profound sadness and loss” that it learned of Colleary’s death yesterday.Colleary was co-founder of Magill magazine and a former chairman of the Sunday Tribune, as well as being involved with USIT.The USI described Colleary as: an inspirational figure in the student movement,whose development of student travel opportunities and USIT (originally Union of Students in Ireland Travel Bureau) created a social revolution which broadened the horizons of the Irish nation and ignited the J1 Visa phenomenon in Ireland and beyond.