Liverpool boss Klopp provides update on Gomez & Matipby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about injuries to key members of his squad.The Reds are dealing with injuries to the likes of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and others.Klopp spoke about the situation after his heavily rotated side were defeated 2-1 by Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday.”[Joe is] getting better, it’s getting better, but he is not yet involved,” the German told reporters after the game.”Joel is maybe a bit closer, I’m not sure, but hopefully he moves completely normal. We have to see how the bone healing is, that’s always how it is when something [has] broke, but from his movements it looks nearly normal.”But there are still a few days to go until we can have them in team training, until [Joel] is ready for contact, which for a centre-half is pretty important. Until then we will make all the fitness work.”The good thing is Joel can do all the fitness work already since a week or so ago, so that means when he will be back he will be 100 percent fit. Then he has to get rhythm and everything will be fine.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool, Everton watching Club Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjumaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClub Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is attracting major Premier League interest.Danjuma is on the radar of AC Milan, which Club Brugge have confirmed, though reports of a bid already tabled have been denied.The 21 year-old only moved to Belgium last summer from NEC Nijmegen, but his impact has attracted interest from across Europe.Along with Milan, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are also interested in Danjuma. He has scored five times and gave four assists in fifteen official matches for his new club.Manchester City were also keen on Danjuma before he left NEC in the summer for a cut-price €1m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Duke arrived in Anaheim yesterday in anticipation of the team’s Sweet 16 game against Oregon tomorrow night. Yesterday, the Blue Devils had a practice session, and then went back to the team hotel where they were greeted by packages of cool, new swag. Judging by this video, it looks like each player received a couple of gorgeous pairs of new shoes, as well as some gear. Not too shabby at all.Come for the new merchandise, stay for the “Still Not a Player” instrumental in the background of this video. Day 1 Recap in the Golden State.#MarchMadnesshttps://t.co/3wt1RvGOMP— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) March 23, 2016
zoomImage Courtesy: Sempra Energy Subsidiaries of Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco have signed a heads of agreement (HOA) which anticipates the negotiation and finalization of a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement.The deal, signed between Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, covers 5 million metric tons each year from the Port Arthur LNG export project under development.It also includes the negotiation and finalization of a 25% equity investment in Phase 1 of Port Arthur LNG.“If converted to a sales and purchase agreement (SPA), this will be one of the largest LNG deals ever signed and the largest deal signed since 2013,” Giles Farrer, Wood Mackenzie Research Director, said commenting on the deal.“If the deal is completed, this is likely to mean the Port Arthur facility can proceed to FID by the end of 2019 or early 2020,” he added.“The agreement with Sempra LNG is a major step forward in Saudi Aramco’s long term strategy to become a leading global LNG player,” Amin Nasser, Saudi Aramco’s CEO & President, pointed out.“We are pleased to partner with affiliates of Saudi Aramco … to advance the development of Sempra LNG’s natural gas liquefaction facility in Texas and enable the export of American natural gas to global markets,” Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, said.The proposed Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project is expected to include two liquefaction trains, up to three LNG storage tanks and associated facilities that should enable the export of approximately 11 Mtpa of LNG on a long-term basis.Port Arthur LNG could be one of the largest LNG export projects in North America, with potential expansion capabilities up to eight liquefaction trains or approximately 45 Mtpa of capacity.Earlier this month, Port Arthur LNG received authorization to export domestically produced natural gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.
President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the 7th annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, where he, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, and a newly announced lineup, including Vice President Joe Biden, will honor seven people from the public, private and non-profit sectors for their vision and leadership in addressing global problems.Available online in October, the awards will be presented in a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 25 during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, where more than 1,000 top business, government, and civil society leaders will convene to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.2013 Clinton Global Citizen Award honorees include 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who, after being shot by the Taliban less than a year ago for her outspoken support for girls’ education, has co-founded the Malala Fund to continue advocating for universal access to education. For his efforts in the areas of health and the environment, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will receive an award for leading the city’s response to Hurricane Sandy.In addition to Vice President Biden, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Nicholas Kristof, columnist, The New York Times; Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and president, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice; and M. Sanjayan, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy are slated to make appearances.The awards show will also feature performances by The Roots, Elvis Costello, Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, and the musical producer Randy Jackson.Each year, honorees are nominated by the CGI community based on their visionary leadership, demonstrated impact, and sustainable and scalable work in solving global issues. The 2013 Clinton Global Citizen Award recipients include the following outstanding leaders from government, civil society, the private sector, and philanthropy: Leadership in Public ServiceMichael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New YorkMichael R. Bloomberg was elected the 108th mayor of the City of New York in 2001. He began his career in 1966 at Salomon Brothers, and after being let go in 1981, he began Bloomberg LP, a startup financial news and information company that now has more than 15,000 employees around the world. As mayor, Bloomberg has cut crime by 35 percent, revitalized the waterfront, implemented ambitious public health strategies, including the successful ban on smoking in restaurants and bars, and expanded support for arts and culture. His education reforms have driven graduation rates up by more than 40 percent since 2005. The Mayor’s economic policies have helped New York City avoid the level of job losses that many other cities experienced during the national recession. In fact, New York City has gained back more than 260 percent of the jobs lost during the national recession, and even surpassed the previous record for the number of private-sector jobs, which had been set in 1969. Mayor Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School, and is the father of two daughters, Emma and Georgina. Leadership in Civil SocietyMalala Yousafzai, Campaigner for Girls’ Rights, The Malala FundMalala Yousafzai, an educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came into the public eye by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Under the pen name Gul Makai, Yousafzai often discussed her family’s fight for girls’ education in her community. In October 2012, Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. However, she miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Yousafzai was honored with the National Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in the same year. The youngest person to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Yousafzai was shortlisted for TIME magazine’s Person of the Year and has received numerous other honors. She continues to champion universal access to education through The Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization investing in community-based education programs in disadvantaged communities.Elias Taban, National Bishop, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and UgandaElias Taban, a former child soldier, grew up during Sudan’s civil wars. Despite great hardships, Taban was educated in Africa, receiving diplomas in civil engineering and theology, but returned to Sudan to pastor devastated churches. His courage and selfless efforts saved many lives, and after the war, Taban became known throughout South Sudan as he built schools, orphanages, and hospitals in the region. He and his wife adopted four orphans and currently oversee three orphanages. In addition to leading the Sudan Evangelical Alliance, he organized Tent Makers International to help with challenging construction and transportation needs. Taban also partnered with Water is Basic and became its general director, leading efforts to drill 433 water wells while also providing employment for citizens devastated by the war. He continues to lead peace negotiations among the tribes and provides aid and education for those internally displaced by the tribal violence.Bunker Roy, Founder, The Barefoot CollegeBunker Roy is the founder of the Barefoot College, which has been providing solutions to problems in rural communities for more than 40 years. The Barefoot Approach is a proven community-based model, providing basic infrastructure for power and water in remote, rural areas, as part of an integrated solution to alleviating global poverty. The Barefoot model of community-owned, managed, and financially sustained household solar light systems is today replicated in more than 54 countries, empowering more than 600 Women Barefoot Solar Engineers and providing clean energy access to 450,000 people in nearly 1,650 communities throughout India, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, and Asia. As a result of Barefoot’s work, one million litres of rainwater have been harvested to provide clean drinking water to over 239,000 school children in more than 1,300 communities worldwide. Roy has been named one of the 50 environmentalists who could save the planet by the Guardian and one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. Leadership in the Private SectorJessamyn W. Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Hot Bread KitchenJessamyn Waldman is the founder and CEO of the award-winning Hot Bread Kitchen—a nonprofit bakery often referred to as the “United Nations of Bread.” Since 2008, Waldman has grown the organization from a visionary idea to a thriving workforce development program that blends business and social outcomes. Through this work, Hot Bread Kitchen has become a nationally recognized brand that is sold in over 50 outlets, including Wholefoods and Dean and Deluca, and it’s business model has been recognized by Echoing Green, the Eileen Fisher Company, and the Social Venture Network’s Innovator Award. Before starting Hot Bread Kitchen, Waldman worked around the world in NGOs, government, and the United Nations, focusing on human rights, education, and immigration issues. Waldman holds a Master in Public Administration from Columbia University. In addition, she has a Master Baker certificate from the New School University and was the first woman to be hired as a baker at Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned restaurant Daniel.Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief GreenskeeperEric Ryan, Co-Founder, Method Products PBCAdam and Eric make soap. Really nice smelling soap that’s non-toxic and good for the planet. In 2000, Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan co-founded Method Products, the leading innovator in stylish and sustainable personal and home care products. Today, Method has over 100 planet-friendly products in stores across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Method has been ranked #7 on the Inc 500, and #16 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies. As chief greenskeeper at Method, Lowry focuses on bringing sustainable innovations to the Method business through product design, sourcing, production, and marketing. Ryan is the design and marketing side of the duo, working as chief brand architect to leverage Method’s creativity to create a new generation of environmentally-conscious consumers. He has been named an eco-leader by Vanity Fair, a Food & Wine Tastemaker, an eco-revolutionary by Time Magazine, and PETA’s Person of the Year. Lowry and Ryan both reside in San Francisco, California.
Kolkata: In a bid to control overspeeding by errant drivers across the city, Kolkata Police will soon install speed cameras in 40 locations, whereas Red Light Violation Detector (RLVD) cameras will be installed at 100 more locations.According to sources, speed cameras are installed at 21 locations across the Kolkata Police jurisdiction at present, which have been successful in prosecuting drivers violating the speed restriction norms. These speed cameras were installed after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the Safe Drive Save Life (SDSL) campaign, which is being followed strictly till date. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersNow, Kolkata Traffic Police has decided to install speed cameras in 40 more locations. The installing spots have been earmarked and soon the installation work will start. Speed cameras are able to take snapshots of vehicle registration plates, even in the dark. It snaps the vehicle from behind and calculates the speed using the distance travelled within a certain time. The data is being fed to the central traffic database, from where citation cases are being sent to the vehicle owners via SMS. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaApart from speed cameras, RLVD cameras have been installed at several important and major intersections in the last few months. After those got operational, the number of signal violations has come down significantly. Keeping this in mind, Kolkata Traffic Police will install RLVD cameras in 100 more locations soon. “We are bound to ensure safe journey for the people and thus we are taking necessary steps to curb road accidents. Our appeal to the citizens is to please follow the road norms for both drivers and pedestrians to stay safe,” said Pandey Santosh, Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) of Kolkata Police. Recently, Banerjee informed through Twitter that the number of road accidents has reduced by 12 percent across the city in 2018, compared to 2017. According to police sources, after commencing the SDSL campaign, several attempts by Kolkata Police were successful in curbing road accidents. Among them, a special drive against violation of speed regulations was an important one. In several places traffic guards could be seen conducting speed check using speed gun and prosecuting the errant drivers. After taking over the charge of Commissioner of Police (CP), Kolkata, Anuj Sharma has also stated that traffic would be one of the important issues on which he wants to emphasize. According to sources, a few days after taking charge as the CP, Kolkata, Sharma instructed the traffic officials to conduct an inquiry for each of the accidents to find the cause and the way to curb accidents in the said area during a review meeting. He even asked the senior officials to visit the accident spot and submit a report on the same.
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to burn the 2014 manifesto of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 13 for failing to honour the promises mentioned in it. BJP’s 2014 manifesto had the promise of granting a full statehood to Delhi. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that both the BJP and the Congress had promised of statehood for Delhi but never acted on it.Arvind Kejriwal claimed that if Delhi is granted full statehood, the government can create lakhs of government jobs. “We are saying to the people of Delhi that you have tested the Congress and BJP. Give us seven MPs this time and we will get full statehood for Delhi,” Kejriwal said in February. In February, CM Kejriwal also planned to go on an indefinite hunger strike to put pressure on the Centre to grant full statehood to Delhi. However, he postponed the strike in the wake of of the tensions between India and Pakistan over the airstrike conducted by the IAF. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsMeanwhile, Rai said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting with all state unit chiefs of the party and MLAs to discuss the strategy for the parliamentary polls later in the day. “The party is not in talks with the Congress for an alliance in Delhi and it will contest all the seats on its own,” the AAP’s Delhi unit convenor said. “Chief Minister Kejriwal would be holding a meeting this evening at his residence to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,” he added. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit announced last week the party will not form an alliance with the AAP in the national capital and contest the Lok Sabha polls alone. Meanwhile, AAP volunteers and its frontal organisations took out a march to the Congress office here, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood for Delhi. They were stopped midway by police as the march violated the model code of conduct. Rai said they had taken permission from the police for the march but were unable to get the Election Commission’s nod and had been trying for it since morning. The ruling AAP launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near BJP headq uarters here over the issue on Sunday.
Maybe I’m a pessimist, but the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl doesn’t matter for the Ohio State football team. The Jan. 2 game against the University of Florida is just the season finale of a sub-par drama. You see, bowl games normally have some combination of three purposes at OSU: 1. They’re a celebration for a successful regular season and a chance to send the seniors out on a happy note. 2. They can give momentum to the players returning for the next season and build excitement for what’s to come the following year. 3. They bring notoriety to the program. For the Buckeyes, the Gator Bowl matchup doesn’t have any purpose. By normal OSU standards, the season was a failure. The team has already lost as many games (six) in the 2011-12 season than they have in the previous three years combined. For the first time since 2003, OSU lost to arch-rival Michigan. And, the season was riddled with scandals and suspensions. This season isn’t one to celebrate. It’s one to forget. Even if the Buckeyes win, any momentum the team builds will be about as useful as a refrigerator in the arctic as OSU prepares to enter the 2012-13 season with a postseason ban. And no offense to the Gator Bowl, but let’s call this game what it is. It’s a matchup between two normally elite programs going through a transition stage put together because of OSU’s recent hire of Florida’s former coach, Urban Meyer. Whichever school wins this game will shove the trophy in the back of its trophy case behind its BCS hardware. Fans are feeling the same way. Ticket sales have been sluggish for both teams, but multiple reports have claimed that travel packages for the bowl game are selling slower than at any time in recent memory. The fact is, fans don’t want to celebrate the season either. Most of them wish OSU had self-imposed a bowl ban this year so the program could have avoided a ban next year when the Meyer era began. I’m sure people will tune into the game, I’m sure the players will play hard and I’m sure many of the coaches going into their final game on staff will do their best to make the best out of a bad situation. But at the end of the day, the outcome and the game itself is meaningless.
Junior forward Mason Jobst (26) becomes a wedge between Michigan’s Quinn Hughes (43) and Dexter Dancs (90) Jan. 26, 2018 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | For The LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey will battle arch-rival No. 11 Michigan for the fifth time this season when it meets the Wolverines in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Nationwide Arena.The Buckeyes swept the regular-season series against the Wolverines for the first time since the 1985-86 season. But senior forward Matthew Weis doesn’t see the sweep mattering now with one game separating the teams from the conference final.“Zero. It doesn’t mean anything,” he said. “We got one more game left, it’s do or die. So, I think that’s all our focus is on.”After getting past Michigan State in the quarterfinals, the Buckeyes will go from playing in a three-game series to single-elimination games, which means teams can’t afford a slip-up in focus. Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik does not foresee that being a problem.“It’s Michigan, that’s really all you got to say,” Rohlik said. “We were fortunate enough to get some bounces and win a few games this year against them. They are playing as well as anybody in the country right now.”The Wolverines are one of the hottest teams in the country, winning seven straight games and taking care of Wisconsin in a quarterfinal series sweep in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Powering Michigan’s recent success are senior forward Tony Calderone and junior forward Cooper Marody. Calderone leads the conference with 23 goals and Marody tops the Big Ten with 32 assists.“Obviously, you look at their top line, Cooper Marody and Tony Calderone. They do a bunch of their scoring,” Weis said. “So, I think, obviously, just be aware when they are out on the ice, but, like I said before, they’re a great team.”A good aspect for any championship-caliber team chasing a title is its depth, and the Buckeyes have six players with double-digit goals. Their top scorers junior forward Mason Jobst (19 goals), sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski (15 goals) and Weis (11 goals) have been difference makers in recent weeks.Even when those players have faltered in scoring, others have picked up the slack with senior forward Christian Lampasso (10 goals) and junior forwards Dakota Joshua (13 goals) and Freddy Gerard (11 goals) giving the team balance.“When those guys are going, we are as confident as any group. When they’re not going we are still pretty confident,” junior defenseman Sasha Larocque said. “We got good depth and we know that, having those guys as hot as they are right now, is huge for us.”This weekend will have a different feel to it than last week because the Buckeyes aren’t playing in the cozy confines of the Schottenstein Center. Instead, they will take on the Wolverines at Nationwide Arena, the home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.“You know it’s an NHL rink and I think, for all us, our goal is to finally hopefully get there,” Weis said. “I mean, it’s pretty cool to play there, but at the end of the day, you just got to look at it as just another game. We got to do our thing to get the ‘W.’”The puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and the winner will take on the victor of the other semifinal game between Notre Dame and Penn State.
Liverpool have confirmed that former defender Daniel Agger will feature in their Legends charity match against AC Milan in March.Daniel Agger joined Liverpool from Brondby on January 12, 2006. The Dane had a reputation of a classy and composed center back.Before leaving Liverpool in August 2014 to return to Brondby in a £3 million deal, he made 232 appearances and scored 14 goals for the Reds.According to the club’s website, he is set to return to Anfield in March and play in a Legends charity game that will raise funds for LFC Foundation.Crouch: 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.Jamie Carragher, Jerzy Dudek, Robbie Fowler, and Luis Garcia are all set to return for Liverpool in their game against AC Milan Legends.While Gennaro Gattuso, Kaka, Paolo Maldini, and Andrea Pirlo will all be featuring for AC Milan.The game is slated for Saturday, March 23 and will invoke memories of the 2005 Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan.