Unlucky to miss out on hattrick but Im happy Roach

first_imgKingston (Jamaica): “Unlucky” to have missed out on a hat-trick by a whisker, West Indies pacer Kemar Roach said he was happy to just be in contention for the feat against a strong Indian batting line-up. After dismissing opener Mayank Agarwal (5) before lunch on the third day of the second Test, Roach came out firing on all cylinders and removed K L Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli off successive balls to be on the verge of a hat-trick in India’s second innings on Sunday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh It was so near yet so far for Roach as Ajinkya Rahane narrowly edged the hat-trick ball towards the stumps, only to see it miss by an inch. Roach said with a little bit of luck on his side, he could have entered the record books. “Of course!” Roach said when asked if, for a second, he thought he had got the hat-trick. “Inside edge and missing the stumps – a bit unlucky but I am pretty happy with what happened. “It was a good feeling. Obviously, the Indian batting line-up is very strong, so to be on a hat-trick against those guys is obviously a good feeling. I’d have liked to get it, but a little more luck the next time it hits on the stumps and it will go my way, but I am pretty happy for what happened,” he said at the post-day’s press conference here. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Roach said even though he couldn’t register the hat-trick, he considers his efforts in the ongoing second Test as a great achievement. “I think as a bowling group there is satisfaction in how we have done so far. Kudos to the guys. Happy for myself to be, obviously, be among some of the greats, so it’s a great achievement for me as well,” he said. Chasing an improbable 468-run target to avoid a series sweep, West Indies find themselves in a spot of bother at 45 for 2. Roach said it’s time for the West Indies batsmen to show fight. “There is more than enough time. Two days left in the Test match. Just bat. Nothing more to be said about that. The guys haven’t had a good score in this Test series so far, so it’s about guys just applying themselves and going out there and being positive and put some runs on the board,” he said. West Indies batsmen will be relieved that the track has flattened a bit but Roach said it won’t be easy for the home team against the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma. “It’s flattened out a bit more. It’s not as bouncy as it was the first couple of days,” he said. “There is still enough there for the bowlers. Still have to apply yourself as a batsman and have to grind and get that score, but I think once you get in it gets way easier – so it’s all about the guys being positive and grinding and obviously getting the score.” Roach said if needed he is ready to contribute with the bat as well. “Yeah, obviously I am pretty confident with the bat recently. Just backing my ability, trust my talent and go there and hit the ball. I have been doing it pretty well and pretty proud of that,” he said. “I just keep it simple for me – I know my shots and I just wait for the balls to come in that area.”last_img read more

Simon Cowell And Joan Collins Attend Shooting Star Chase Ball

first_imgStars including Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman, Dame Joan Collins and Tony Hadley were out in force on Saturday 1 October to show their support for the Shooting Star Chase Ball, which raised a record amount of £150,000 for children with life-limiting conditions in London and Surrey.Dame Joan Collins at Shooting Star Chase BallThe event, which took place at The Dorchester, was hosted by TV presenter Angela Scanlon, and featured entertainment from Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist, Kipper Eldridge, who performed a David Bowie tribute with special guests – Vice President of Shooting Star Chase, Tony Hadley; Blue’s Lee Ryan; and Britain’s Got Talent’s Connie Talbot.350 guests enjoyed a five course meal by executive chef Henry Brosi before taking part in a live auction where money-can’t-buy lots were on offer to the highest bidder – which included luxury holidays in the Bahamas, Portugal and Mexico; a dress worn by Dame Joan Collins in Dynasty; and a private box at the Royal Albert Hall to see Tony Hadley in concert with the South Bank Philharmonic Orchestra. The lots raised a total of £115,00, with Simon Cowell offering winning bids for a private dinner for 10 cooked by celebrity chef Ollie Burgess and the private box to see his pal and fellow Vice President, Tony Hadley perform.Patron, Dame Joan Collins, gave a speech on the night and talked about her own experience as a parent with a sick child: “I’ve been involved with the charity for many years and I’m more and more impressed with the selfless dedication of the staff. Having once been in devastating circumstances like this myself, I’m only too familiar with the sense of despair this engenders.”Vice President, Simon Cowell, followed, and spoke about his passion for the charity: “Shooting Star Chase is a very personal charity. It’s not just about nights like this, the real work is the day-to-day support they give the families. I can say now as a dad I really appreciate what this charity does and what it really means when you need people to look after you.”Other fundraising from the night is currently being counted and the total is expected to exceed £150,000. Now in its 12th year, the Shooting Star Chase Ball has raised more than £1 million since its launch in 2004.Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, said about the event: “The Shooting Star Chase Ball is always a very special evening and this year has been no exception. We are so thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity from each and every one of our guests and their support will make a huge difference to the lives of the children and families we provide vital care for at our hospices. It’s been an absolute pleasure to ask my close friends in music to perform for us and put together this star studded night in honour of the truly great icon, David Bowie.”last_img read more

Aboriginal Affairs refuses to release damning financial report

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal Affairs is sitting on what some believe is a damning report of financial mismanagement by an Aboriginal aid agency in Manitoba.The Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters (MANFF) was paid $100-million dollars to care for people whose First Nation communities were flooded three years ago.As APTN’s Melissa Ridgen tells us, the report is complete but Ottawa won’t hand it over.last_img

San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Friday announced the appointment of Mary Daly, a longtime Fed economist and a labour market specialist, as the next president of the regional bank.Daly replaces John Williams, who became president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in April. When she begins Oct. 1, Daly will be among three women who lead one of the 12 Fed regional banks. The Fed, under pressure from activist groups, has made efforts to diversify its leadership.Daly, 55, who joined the San Francisco Fed in 1996 as a research economist, was appointed director of research in 2017. She has studied wages and jobs and economic inequality and has written several books. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University.As San Francisco Fed President, Daly will receive a vote on interest rate policy at the December meeting of the Fed’s policymaking committee. After that, she will not have a voting right until 2021. Each year, the Fed’s interest rate committee rotates voting rights among its regional presidents.“I believe very strongly in the Federal Reserve’s mission and in the important role we play in helping to create strong, stable economic conditions in all corners of the country that allow individuals and businesses to prosper,” Daly said in a statement.In April, Daly said she thought the economy “is very strong and the outlook is very bright.” She downplayed concerns that low unemployment might lead to rapid wage gains and higher inflation. Instead, she noted that “there is little sign of this in the data.” She also argued that even if wage gains accelerated, the Fed “would have time to adjust policy to limit the impact on overall price inflation.”Those remarks suggest that Daly may lean toward the “dovish” camp of Fed policymakers. The Fed’s doves typically focus more on the central bank’s mandate to maximize employment than on its other mission to keep inflation under control.Last year, Daly co-wrote an influential paper that argued that wage growth has been slowed by an aging U.S. population. Young workers, who typically earn relatively low pay, are replacing a larger generation of older, higher-paid baby boomers, who are increasingly retiring.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton and a leading Fed watcher, noted that Daly’s research also highlighted the disproportionate impact of the Great Recession on young adults, who absorbed huge amounts of student loan debt just as wages for entry-level workers were weakening.Daly will provide needed expertise to the Fed board on the job market, Swonk added. At 3.9 per cent, the unemployment rate is near an 18-year low. But with an unusually large proportion of Americans neither working nor looking for work, setting Fed policy is trickier than in the past.If the Fed raises short-term rates only slowly, the economy may remain strong enough to pull more of those people into jobs. But the risk is that inflation could rage out of control. On the other hand, if Fed policymakers raise rates too aggressively, the economy could tip into recession and cause job losses.Those questions “will determine the pace at which rates go up,” Swonk said. “She will provide the Fed key insight on that.”last_img read more

Nepal UN welcomes release of three detained under public security law

8 July 2008The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal has welcomed the release of three people who had been detained under the country’s Public Security Act (PSA). The three people, two of whom are Nepali citizens, were accused of carrying out “acts that affect security, peace and order by chanting anti-China slogans in different public places in the capital,” in connection with protests against alleged human rights violations in Tibet.Last month, High Commissioner Louise Arbour sent a letter to the South Asian nation’s Government in which she expressed her concerns about the use of the PSA, which was used often by authorities before April 2006 to arbitrarily arrest and detain protestors.In a press release issued today, OHCHR voiced its apprehension about the “breadth of the prevention regime in the PSA and again urges the Government to either significantly amend the Act or to repeal it.”The Office stressed that preventive detention should only be utilized “where necessary,” and even then only when supplemented by the appropriate safeguards, such as access to courts.“It is also vital that the powers under the PSA not be used to suppress legitimate exercise of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly or for political reasons.” read more

Shopify beats expectations as revenue jumps 71

OTTAWA — Shopify Inc. reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter as its revenue jumped 71 per cent compared with a year ago.The e-commerce company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says it lost $3 million or three cents per share in the last three months of 2017.That compared with a loss of $8.9 million or 10 cents per share a year earlier.Revenue totalled $222.8 million, up from $130.4 million.On an adjusted basis, Shopify says it earned $14.7 million or 15 cents per share for the quarter compared with an adjusted loss of $400,000 or zero cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2016.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of five cents per share and $209.3 million in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters.“That our merchants sold more in the fourth quarter than in all of 2015, achieving one billion dollars of this in just four days, speaks to how far we have come in the past few years,” Shopify chief financial officer Russ Jones said in a statement.“Our leadership role in commerce, together with the scale we have achieved, position us well to invest in our next phase of growth: one marked by expansion of our capabilities upmarket and down, in retail, in our ecosystem, and internationally.” read more

Prime Minister insists will not allow to divide the country

He dismissed fears that the drafting of the new constitution will result in the division of the country or bring harm to Buddhism. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today insisted that the Government will not leave room for anyone to divide the country.Making a special statement today on the proposed Constitutional changes, the Prime Minister said that the entire process will have the participation of all political parties and the public. He said that for the first time, the process to draft a new Constitution will also see the involvement of social media. The Prime Minister said that as a Sri Lankan, Sinhalese Buddhist he will do his utmost to protect the Nation and ensure unity.Wickremesinghe said that the several amendments have been sought to the proposed Constitutional Assembly, particularly by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the coalition Government. The Prime Minister invited all other political parties to submit their proposed amendments to the Constitutional Assembly in order to reach a consensus.He said that drafting a new Constitution in a key requirement for the country and played down concerns being raised on the process being adopted by the Government by some members of the opposition, particularly former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan reviews key developments with President Cardoso of Brazil

“We talked about developments in the region, developments around the world, UN-Brazilian relations,” Mr. Annan told the press. “I was able to congratulate the President for the contribution he has made to his country and to the people, and his role in Latin America.”Asked whether the outgoing President accepted Mr. Annan’s “invitation to be your special adviser,” the Secretary-General said, “we talked about all sorts of things,” adding, “he is such a wise and able leader that I’m sure it’s not just me, but many institutions and leaders around the world are going to want to call on his help and for his advice.” read more

UN rights chief spotlights troubling developments in Ethiopia Somalia Sudan

Just back from a two-week mission to the Horn of Africa, she told reporters at the UN complex in Geneva that in Ethiopia, thousands of people were imprisoned after events following last year’s elections year. Of these just over 100 remained, comprising elected officials, journalists and other members of civil society charged with genocide and treason. Under the Ethiopian Code of Criminal Procedure, the prisoners could not get bail for these serious offences. Ms. Arbour said this called into question whether the Code was in conformity with the Ethiopian Constitution which provides for the right to bail. The Constitution also provides that bail could be denied in exceptional circumstances by a court, but these defendants had not had access to a court, she noted.“I have urged the Prosecutor to take another look at the evidence in an effort to see whether it would be feasible in some, if not in all cases, to reduce the charges so as to make them bailable,” she said.The elected members of parliament were not likely to be able to take up their seats and could remain in custody for a very long period of time, she said. “The reality of this is that it has become a metaphor for the shrinking space for civil society and debate in a country where there were hopes that democracy was going to be flourishing.”Ms. Arbour noted that the Ethiopian Government had been accommodating in giving her access to the Addis Ababa prison where she met privately with several of the opposition leaders in detention.In Sudan, she visited three camps in Darfur for the second time since 2004 and Southern Sudan’s capital, Juba, for the first time. Ms. Arbour said that there was no sign that sexual violence against the women of Darfur had receded or been brought under control in any way. During her first visit to Darfur in 2004, she met with groups of women in the camps who had been raped by the Arab militia called janjaweed. She said she had been shocked to meet women this time who had subsequently given birth to the children of rape and who might later be ostracized by the community. After meeting groups of Darfur’s women who had recently been raped, she said she told the Government the rapes were taking place “on a large and unattended scale.” “The Government asserted that it had taken many initiatives to address the question of sexual violence. The initiatives that I have been made aware of, as far as I am concerned, so far, continue to be paper initiatives. I saw no evidence on the ground that any of these committees that have been set up to look after these issues have made a dent in the problems,” the High Commissioner said.Recent events, including the Darfur peace agreement reached in Nigeria, have refocused attention on the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Darfur, “but I think it is fair to say that underneath this humanitarian crisis, there is also a very serious human rights situation,” she said.Meanwhile, the international community was neglecting the comprehensive peace agreement struck between Southern Sudan and the Government of Sudan last year, she said. South Sudan had to be rebuilt because there was virtually no governance, physical or economic infrastructure after 20 years of conflict.In south Sudan, as in Darfur, there was no hope of maintaining peace if attention was not given to disarmament, she said.On Somalia, she said her colleagues in the UN system were poised to deploy, if possible, but there was frustration that “the international community was insufficiently engaged in a country that needed a huge amount of assistance and where a large part of the country still needed governance to take root.”On Wednesday, the chair of the sanctions committee for Somalia, Qatari Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, briefed the Security Council on the latest report from the Monitoring Group, which said that “arms, military materiel and financial support continue to flow like a river to various actors, in violation of the (1992) arms embargo.” read more

Ban appoints Senegalese national as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF

Ban appoints Senegalese national as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEFUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Ms. Ndiaye is currently serving as UNICEF’s Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI). She previously served as Director, Internal Audit Division, Office of Internal Oversight Services at the United Nations Secretariat. Prior to her work at the United Nations, Ms. Ndiaye worked in the private sector, providing audit and management advisory services, including as Manager, Chief Management Advisory Services at Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC) in Senegal. Ms. Ndiaye brings strong management experience and leadership skills that will support the management initiatives that are underway to deliver results for children. read more

McCloud with 21 points leads Green Bay past Belmont 10092

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — JayQuan McCloud scored 21 points and Green Bay toppled undefeated Belmont 100-92 on Saturday.Shanquan Hemphill added 17 points, three rebounds and three steals for the Phoenix (5-3). PJ Pipes added 15 points, Sandy Cohen III and Trevian Bell had 14 and Kameron Hankerson chipped in with 11.Green Bay trailed 49-46 at the break and were down 54-48 early in the second half when a McCloud 3-pointer followed by a Patterson dunk and a Hankerson 3 gave the Phoenix a 56-54 lead with 15:46 to play. Belmont remained within striking distance, tying the score three times, but could not overtake Green Bay. After closing to tie it 75-all, the Bruins (6-1) fell behind for good on Cohen’s 3-pointer and free throws by Hemphill and Pipes as the Phoenix went ahead 84-75 with 4:39 remaining.Dylan Windler scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bruins.The Associated Press read more

Hexagon Mining introduces HxGN MineDiscover Display 9

first_imgHexagon’s Mining division has introduced HxGN MineDiscover Display 9, an advanced machine display that it says will maximise the user experience for equipment operators. The new display features an optically bonded, anti-glare 9-inch touchscreen that guarantees visibility in tough environments. It‘s multi-touch capable, allowing future applications to utilise features such as pinch-to-zoom and gestures. Display 9 is designed for harsh environments and can withstand the extreme environmental conditions typically encountered in mines.“The heart of the new Display 9 features a powerful Intel-based computing platform that improves performance significantly. The greatly improved user experience means enhanced productivity and operator efficiency.”“Through the use of the latest technologies, the Display 9 brings a new level of performance to our hardware suite,“ said Principal Product Manager, Joe Arico. “Operators will immediately notice a smoother interaction with our MineOperate portfolio, allowing them to work more efficiently.” Display 9 becomes the standard offering on all the company‘s low-precision equipment and high-precision dozers. It will be available optionally on other high-precision equipment alongside the standard Display 12 offering.last_img read more

Take In The Holiday Delight With Googles Window Wonderland VR Project

first_img British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Stay on target If one of your holiday traditions is to walk around your neighborhood and soak in all of the holiday lights and various decorations, you might want to pay attention. Google is going to make it easier than ever for joyous holiday visitors to check out the ultimate displays –Fifth Avenue!Google has teamed up with over a dozen retailers for Window Wonderland; a special virtual reality experience meant to bring the lights, sights and sounds of the season to homes across the country via Google Cardboard or Google’s VR headset Google View.The tour, which is available now, will allow users to zoom in on special displays around the area with special audio guides from those who actually put up the displays themselves. Google’s Art, Copy & Code projects team is responsible for putting it all together, having documented the decorations with hundreds of high-resolution photos at over 18 retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and more.While you’ll get the most out of the decorations and displays if you utilize a VR headset like Google Cardboard or Google View, you can still explore via your desktop computer, which allows you to walk along the displays as if you were actually on foot. While you’re doing so, you can also engage in some shopping — there are links to several of the brands displayed in the window units of items to purchase.This is a pretty awesome project for anyone who loves taking in all the sights that the holidays bring, especially in the big city. And they do it up right there in New York City. If your heart is longing for more of New York, New York, make sure you make it a priority to give Winter Wonderland a thorough exploration.last_img read more

Random New Yorkers React to Early Nintendo Switch

first_imgWe brought our Nintendo Switch to stores two days early to surprise unsuspecting gamers in New York (Donk) City. Here’s how they reacted…Thanks to VideoGamesNewYork and J+L Game for their cooperation!Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img

Environmental Pressures Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

first_img Hell Yeah, Teens Are Growing Skull Horns From Phone UseWorld’s First 5G-Powered Remote Brain Surgery Performed in China Stay on target Climate change is real, and it’s increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria.A team of epidemiologists from Boston Children’s Hospital discovered that higher local temperatures and population densities correspond to higher antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains.“The effects of climate are increasingly being recognized in a variety of infectious diseases, but so far as we know this is the first time it has been implicated in the distribution of antibiotic resistance over geographies,” lead study author Derek MacFadden said in a statement.“We also found a signal that the associations between antibiotic resistance and temperature could be increasing over time,” according to MacFadden, an infectious diseases specialist and research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated at least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the US are unnecessary—a practice the Obama White House hoped to stop.Increased prescribing, however, isn’t the only culprit. After mapping coordinate and local temps of their data, the team established that higher average minimum conditions correlate strongly with antibiotic resistance.Based on their research, an increase of 50℉ led to increases of antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli (4.2 percent), K. pneumoniae (2.2 percent), and S. aureus (3.6 percent).“Estimates outside of our study have already told us that there will … be a drastic and deadly rise in antibiotic resistance in coming years,” co-senior author John Brownstein, chief innovation officer and director of the Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children’s, said.“But with our findings that climate change could be compounding and accelerating an increase in antibiotic resistance,” he continued, “the future prospects could be significantly worse than previously thought.”Because the world isn’t depressing enough, the doctors also reported  3 and 6 percent respective increases in antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative E. coli and K. pneumoniae for every additional 10,000 people per square mile.On the plus side, population density doesn’t have much effect on Gram-positive S. aureus.A full study was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.“Population growth and increases in temperature and antibiotic resistance are three phenomena that we know are currently happening on our planet,” senior author Mauricio Santillana said. “But until now, hypotheses about how these phenomena relate to each other have been sparse.”Which suggests the need to continue bringing multidisciplinary teams together to study these changes—not just in the US, but globally.Brownstein, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, agrees.“The bottom line,” he said in a statement, “is that our findings highlight a dire need to invest more research efforts into improving our understanding of the interconnectedness of infectious disease, medicine, and our changing environment.”center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Potent windstorm causes widespread outages sewage spill

first_imgA windstorm knocked out power to more than 70,000 customers overnight and caused a sewage spill that has closed the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail.Sporadic outages continued through Sunday. As of noon, Clark Public Utilities reported that power had been restored to more than 70,000 of its customers in Clark County, with outages still affecting about 1,300 customers scattered throughout the county.One power outage triggered a sewage spill near a pump station on the west side of Northwest 36th Avenue in Felida near the bridge that spans Salmon Creek, according to Clark County Public Works.Workers finished cleanup work by about 11:30 a.m, but the western portion of the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail will remain closed until Monday, said public works spokesman Jeff Mize.The pump station does have a backup generator and other redundancies in case of power failure, Mize said, adding the department will investigate why they didn’t fully work.last_img read more

Clark County breaks slump gains 1800 jobs in June

first_imgClark County’s labor market gained 1,800 jobs in June, breaking out of what regional economist Scott Bailey described in his monthly report as a two-month slump. The latest numbers from the Washington Employment Security Department were released Tuesday.At the same time, the unemployment rate jumped to 5.3 percent, compared with 4.7 percent in May (the initial May estimate of 4.8 percent was later revised to 4.7).Unadjusted nonfarm employment rose to 172,000, with the biggest gains in the government employment sector, which grew by 500 jobs. The construction sector added 400 jobs, as did the professional and business services sector. Financial services also grew by 200 jobs.When reporting the state-level jobs numbers, the Employment Security Department posts the actual change in jobs and a seasonally adjusted figure, which is recalculated to exclude large changes in the workforce that reliably occur at the same point in each year.County-level labor market numbers are not seasonally adjusted, but Bailey said his monthly report includes a seasonally adjusted estimate for Clark County that showed a net gain of 900 jobs.last_img read more

Gambia Could be Like ChinaPresident Barrow

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangGambian President Adama Barrow, has expressed optimism that The Gambia could learn from China by opening up to investment, create jobs for rapid economic and infrastructural development and for rapid growth. President Barrow was quoted in a State House statement on Wednesday saying the country’s land, river and youthful population has given it an advantage for rapid development; that with the right investment, knowledgeable and skilled people, the Gambia could be transformed at a rapid pace. “China was able to realise unprecedented development in the last forty years with the right policies and commitment of her people,’ he said.He said his administration supports the One-China Policy to promote togetherness, which he emphasized was the reason The Gambia was able to achieve the desired change from dictatorial regime to democratic governance.The China Peoples’ Congress is pursuing the Chinese policy for Africa through the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation – FOCAC, and it is scheduled to have its 2018 Summit in Beijing.  The partnership between the Gambia and China is being strengthened within the framework of the recommendations of the Johannesburg FOCAC Summit in 2016.last_img read more

Petit urges Pogba to get angry

first_imgFormer France international Emmanuel Petit wants to see an “angry” Paul Pogba at the World Cup in order to display his true potential at RussiaThe former Juventus star has been criticised for his inconsistent performances since making his return to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for a then-world record fee of €105m.Pogba was benched regularly by Jose Mourinho towards the end of last season amid rumours of a falling out between the pair.Petit, who won 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, believes that the upcoming tournament at Russia may provide Pogba with the perfect platform to show the world that he is among the best and urged his compatriot to “get angry”.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“We all know Pogba has great potential but I want to see the same Pogba I saw against Manchester City when United won 3-2,” Petit told Paddy Power, via Metro.“I want to see that Pogba, with the mindset that he is against the world, when he has no option but to show to the rest of the world that he has the potential to be one of the best in his position.“He thrives on anger sometimes and I want that Pogba. I wish we could have Pogba like this every game. Every time he is angry, every time he has this anger inside of him and he wants to show people are wrong, I know I want this guy.”France will face Australia on Saturday in their opening Group C game in the World Cup.last_img read more

Emery believes Liverpool can go unbeaten this season

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery says Liverpool have what it takes to emulate the Gunners’ unbeaten run of the 2003/04 season.With Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester, it meant Liverpool are now six points ahead of second-placed Tottenham.Jurgen Klopp’s side now seems favorite to lift the Premier League trophy next year, and Emery has tipped to go all way unbeaten.“At the moment they are doing so and they can do,” he told Sky Sports.“We played Liverpool three seasons ago with Sevilla in the final of the Europa League.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“For Liverpool, the progression is clear. Three years ago they were out of the Champions League.“This progress is an example [to us] but we need to be demanding of ourselves to make this step.“At the end of the first half of the season, we are in a very good position. We need to continue this process in the second half of this season in order to improve.”last_img read more