Southampton academy chief Hale happy with Bycroft, Slattery England callsby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton academy manager Matt Hale is delighted seeing Jack Bycroft involved with England Under-19s.Callum Slattery is also with England Under-20s this week.Hale told the club’s website: “Callum has shown a great attitude this season. We know what he’s capable of. He’s had that opportunity with the first team and I’m sure that will come around again soon, as his performances continue.“I’m delighted for him to be recognised again by the England setup, which is testament to that attitude and how he’s applied himself.“Jack’s done tremendously well. We’ve felt for some time that he was at that level, and finally he’s got that recognition and been rewarded for his hard work and the continuous development he’s shown.“He’s trained a lot with the first team and the first-team goalkeeping staff. He’s had some fantastic performances – both in our Under-18s last year and this year in the Under-23s. We’re delighted for Jack.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Back in early November, it was announced that South Carolina freshman offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers had been dismissed from the program, and that he’d be transferring elsewhere to continue his football-playing career. It would appear, however, that he’s decided to take a parting shot on his way out.Rodgers, who has transferred to Iowa Western, claims that South Carolina’s training staff is “fake”, and that they misdiagnosed his knee injury. He claims that a doctor told him that he needs surgery, while the Gamecocks’ staff told him he was “fine” and that he could continue practicing.While it’s not completely surprising that a player who was dismissed from a program has beef with his former staff, this is a bit eye-opening. Hopefully South Carolina’s trainers just made an honest mistake.
Karp notes that he hasn’t heard how the oil sands community feels about this motion but believes they will be heavily involved in the discussions. CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As a way to help boost its economy, the region of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray is considering no new work camps to attract more people to live in the community.They’re not the numbers that the Mayor of Wood Buffalo and his council want to see, as a large portion of the population lives in 109 fly-in fly-out work camps.According to a report from the oil sands community alliance, 58 percent of workers fly from privately owned aerodromes and only 5 per cent actually live in the region, meaning a big number are not paying taxes.Bradley Karp from Country 93.3 in Fort McMurray says that the city wants more people to call Fort McMurray home.“Trying to attract people to stay here has been a bit of an issue. When you have 30,000 people who live within 120 kilometers of you and 1 in 6 of them are flying in to the 31 airstrips in the region bypassing the local airports just flying straight in to the site then flying home and not spending a dime in town.” says Karp.Karp also adds that council is considering taking drastic action.“Asking for a notice of motion for a council meeting coming up in January that administration takes steps to impose a full on prohibition of any new camp accommodations and end renewals for existing camp accommodations within 120 kilometers of the city.”He notes that it’s been a tough few years for the community, adding the wildfires didn’t help with already declining vacancy rates.READ MORE: One year later: A look at the Fort McMurray wildfire and rebuild by the numbers“It’s a bit of a double whammy. We had the oil price crash and then a lot of people left leading up to the fire and then the fire happened so we went from a town of zero vacancy where people were renting out closets to sleep in, to people begging people to stay in their basements.”
New Delhi: A CBI team is likely to leave for London to assist local authorities in the extradition case of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi whose bail plea will come for hearing before a court there on Friday, officials said. A Joint Director-level officer has been deputed to leave for London Wednesday with necessary documents, they said. The 48-year old diamantaire is accused of swindling over 2 billion USD from state-run Punjab National Bank in collusion with his uncle Mehul Choksi. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details He was spotted living in an upscale locality in London by the UK-based newspaper The Telegraph. Nirav Modi was later arrested on the basis of the extradition request of India and a Red Corner notice issued against him on the request of the CBI last year. He was produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court last week, wherein he contested his extradition to India. District Judge Marie Mallon denied bail to Modi and remanded him in custody till March 29, saying there was substantial grounds to believe that he would fail to surrender if granted bail. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid had certified India’s extradition request for the fugitive diamantaire earlier this month, triggering the legal process kick-started with the issuance of a warrant. The news of the certification of India’s request came after Modi was tracked down to a three-bedroom flat in the Centre Point tower block of luxury apartments in West End of London. He is believed to have arrived in London last year and was able to travel in and out of Britain at least four times since his passport was cancelled by the Indian authorities in February 2018. Modi was also reportedly living in the heart of the city above his jewellery boutique Nirav Modi on Old Bond Street, which has since closed down. He is now believed to be running a new business which describes itself on the UK’s Companies House register as a wholesale trader and retailer of watches and jewellery in specialised stores.
Hyderabad: In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao accused him of lying on central allocation to the state and said his campaign speech was “below the level of sarpanch”. Rao also said he does not have a desire to be the Prime Minister. Taking exception to Modi’s criticism against him that he consulted astrologers, the TRS president asked “if this is what the Premier should talk about”. Alleging that the Prime Minister did not speak the truth about allocation of funds to the state, Rao, also referred as KCR by many, demanded that Modi apologise to the people. “What does Narendra Modiji speak? KCR sees horoscope… Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Is this what is to be spoken, for the Prime Minister to speak? Should persons running the politics of the country speak like this? In this country, the Prime Minister speaks going below the level of a sarpanch,” he said. Rao, who was speaking at an election rally at Warangal, was alluding to Modi’s comments on him at a rally in Telangana last week that Rao consulted astrologers which affected governance. “Narendra Modi ji, you are speaking absolute lies today. (You) are bragging that you are giving Rs 35,000 crore (to Telangana). You did not give Rs 35,000 crore. My brothers and sisters should know. Delhi is not taking care of us. We are taking care of Delhi,” he said. Telangana gives about Rs one lakh crore to the Centre annually in the form of customs duty, income tax, centre’s share in GST and others, he said.
Kolkata: In an unprecedented move, state BJP leaders stormed into the office the Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab on Friday, demanding repoll at 297 booths in Cooch Behar. Poling in Cooch Behar was held on Thursday.The CEO’s office has recommended repoll in booth 181 at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar. BJP has alleged that women voters were not able to exercise their franchise in that booth during the poll on Thursday. Security of the CEO has been beefed up following the incident. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBJP supporters staged a demonstration outside the office of the CEO from the morning. At around 3 pm, BJP leaders including Mukul Roy, Joyprakash Mazumdar and Sishir Bajoria stormed into the CEO’s office, where Roy had a heated exchange with the CEO. They demanded that the CEO and deputy CEO be removed as they are “working in favour of the ruling party.” After the CEO failed to give any assurance regarding the repoll, the BJP leaders sat on the floor of the lobby. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRoy alleged that the CEO is working as an agent of the ruling party and no free and fair election is possible without his removal. When asked about his response to the same, deputy CEO Sanjay Basu refused to comment. In Cooch Behar, BJP candidate Nisith Pramanick and his party workers gheraoed the EC officials, raising the same demand. Pramanick had said on Thursday that the state police had connived with Trinamool Congress to rig the polls. He demanded re-election in all the booths. Reacting sharply to this, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said: “BJP is a peculiar political party whose only business is creating chaos.” Mayor Firhad Hakim said: “The way in which BJP leaders entered the office of the CEO, is unprecedented. ECI should drop the party from the election fray.”
Mumbai: A Shiv Sena leader has echoed BJP general secretary Ram Madhav’s statement that the latter’s party may fall short of an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, prompting it to depend on allies to form the next government.Senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that it looks a “bit difficult” for the BJP to reach the 280-seat mark as it did in the 2014 polls. “What Ram Madhav says is right. The NDA will form the next government. The BJP will be the single largest party. As of now it looks a bit difficult for the BJP to reach the 280- 282 figure on its own but our NDA “parivar” (family) will cross the majority mark,” Raut told a TV channel. Raut told PTI Tuesday that the Sena would be happy if Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister again. Raut said, “I welcome Ram Madhav’s statement and the Shiv Sena would be a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). We would be happy if Modi becomes the prime minister again.” The Uddhav Thackeray-led party has 18 members in the outgoing Lok Sabha, and is a major ally of the BJP. It is also a part of the BJP-led government in Maharashtra. Ram Madhav said in a media interview last week that the BJP will require the support of allies to form the next government after the Lok Sabha polls. “If we get 271 seats on our own, we will be very happy,” Madhav had said. “With NDA we will have a comfortable majority,” he added.
New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details on the extradition of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, citing an RTI clause that bars disclosure of information which would “impede the process of prosecution of offenders”.In a reply to an RTI query, it said requests for extradition of Mallya and Modi have been sent to the UK government. “They are under the consideration of the concerned UK authorities. Copy of communications in this regard may not be provided under Section 8 (1) (h) of Right to Information (RTI) Act,” the ministry said in response to the application filed by this PTI journalist. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe section bars disclosure of “information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders”. Embattled liquor tycoon Mallya is out on bail in the UK. The former Kingfisher Airlines’ boss is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore. India’s request to extradite Mallya was approved by UK home secretary in February this year. He has appealed against his extradition order, a hearing for which is now scheduled in the UK High Court on July 2. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadFugitive diamontaire Nirav Modi is also contesting extradition proceedings in London. He has been denied bail for the third time in his extradition case to India to face charges in the Punjab National Bank fraud and money laundering case amounting to up to USD 2 billion and will continue to be lodged in a London jail described by his lawyers as “unliveable”. He has been lodged in the prison since his arrest in March this year. India’s investigating agencies — the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) — are looking into these high profile corruption cases involving Mallya and Modi. In a reply to another RTI query, the Ministry of External Affairs said 132 extradition requests were forwarded to foreign governments in the last four years. “Details may not be provided under Section 8 (1) (h) of RTI Act,” it said, when asked to provide details of offenders and copy of communications to the foreign governments.
Chris Holtmann claps in affirmation in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorChris Holtmann had to start over. After inheriting what became the Big Ten Player of the Year in Keita Bates-Diop and forward Jae’Sean Tate from the Thad Matta regime in his first season as the Ohio State head coach, Holtmann had to mold his team into something else entirely in his second season. Ohio State was not going to be the same team during the 2018-19 season without Tate and Bates-Diop. Holtmann was tasked with rebuilding his roster from the ground up, relying on unproven talent, including a four-member 2018 recruiting class. But Holtmann had the same goal for his team in his second season as the first: getting a bid in the NCAA Tournament.“I thought we would have to play well. I did,” Holtmann said. “I thought it was if we played well, I thought it could be very, very close.” However, the rebuilding process would have to happen a lot quicker than anticipated. Ohio State would open the season in Cincinnati on Nov. 7, taking on the Bearcats in one of 14 Quadrant 1 games the Buckeyes would play this season, according to the NET rankings. Ohio State would leave Cincinnati with a 64-56 win in their first regular season matchup since 1921, as well as momentum heading into a season full of unknowns. That momentum did not remain consistent, and the unknowns were never fully answered, but when Holtmann thought about the season as a whole with his team in the NCAA Tournament as an 11 seed, it was the first game that came to mind. “It wasn’t like, ‘OK, you are going to play your way into figuring out who you are,’” Holtmann said. “We had to be pretty good on opening night or else you are missing out on an opportunity that could prove valuable, and it obviously proved very valuable.”Holtmann felt he had to create and define Ohio State’s identity prior to the first game of the season, one that was completely different than the five-seed NCAA Tournament team he had in his first season. And many aspects of that identity have remained integral as the season continued, heading into the Buckeyes’ first round matchup with Iowa State in the tournament. Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson was key offensively against the Bearcats, leading Ohio State with 15 points, making 5-of-9 from the field. It was the first of six games in which Wesson shot over 50 percent from the field, becoming the Buckeyes’ leading scorer and rebounder, and the player many opposing defenses planned around. But Ohio State’s overall offensive approach did not prove to be based solely on Wesson from the start of the season. Instead, the Buckeyes’ approach was to be better from deep than it was a year ago. After hitting 3-of-11 from 3 in the first half, Ohio State connected on 5-of-9 in the second, leaving Cincinnati hitting 40 percent of its 3-point attempts. Despite his 2-of-7 start to the season, senior guard C.J. Jackson has continued that trajectory, hitting 38.2 percent of his shots from 3 on a team-high 152 attempts. Freshman guard Luther Muhammad, making his first collegiate start, also proved to be much more aggressive than he was throughout the regular season. He made 4-of-10 from the field, one of six games this season in which he had double-digit shot attempts, for 11 points, one of 12 double-digit scoring games. But it was not until the postgame that storylines began to be established for Ohio State. Holtmann called the win against the Bearcats a good test of resiliency for his team on the road, saying he was interested to see if that toughness would remain throughout the season. Ohio State ended the season winning five of 12 true road games, including only 2-of-7 road games against conference opponents. With the new faces on the roster, Holtmann was not ready to begin making sweeping statements on the quality of his team after one win, instead focusing on what was immediately next: tomorrow’s practice. A sweeping statement would prove to be useless to describe Ohio State. After winning 12 of their first 13 games of the season, the Buckeyes lost five of their next six games, ending the season with an 8-12 record in Big Ten play. But Holtmann did get an idea of what his players could be, from Muhammad’s fiery personality — earning a technical foul in his first game — to the leadership of Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods. Holtmann said Sunday he has seen many members of his roster, including players who stepped up in the win against Cincinnati, perform in their new roles, giving them a chance at enough success for postseason play. But an identity was never truly established. “We have never coached a team with this number of new faces, and you are trying to figure out with each passing day who we are and who we are becoming,” Holtmann said. “That’s been the challenge.” And as the season continued, other storylines developed: foul trouble, Kaleb Wesson’s suspension, the freshman highs and lows, including Muhammad’s late-season struggles, and injuries to Jackson and sophomore forward Kyle Young. But to Jackson, Ohio State, through its ups and downs, achieved its preseason goal, the same goal the team had with Bates-Diop and Tate. “We did what we had to do throughout the season to put ourselves in position to make the NCAA Tournament,” Jackson said. “So at the end of the day, especially with the young team, that’s all you can ask for.” Even without a true identity, without knowing who would be the main offensive leader or the leader in the locker room, Ohio State still found a way to beat Cincinnati, a team that will go into the tournament as a seven seed. “We have had our struggles. We have, there’s no doubting that, and we all take responsibility for that,” Holtmann said. “But we have also won some games, and we won some important games certainly beginning with our very first one.”
Kevin Gameiro believes that Atletic0 Madrid’s 1-0 win against Alaves was important in order to maintain their confidence ahead of their return leg against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finalsThe Spanish side will play host to Arsenal in the return leg of their semi-final tie at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday, after securing a narrow 1-0 win over Alaves at the weekend.After Fernando Torres had his penalty kick saved by Alaves goalkeeper Axel Werner, Gameiro stepped up to score from the spot in the 78th minute of the match to extend Atletico’s lead over local rivals Real Madrid to four points in the battle for second-place in La Liga.“It was a difficult match against a tough team,” Gameiro told the club website.“We got the win and we’re still second in the league which is important.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The French forward added: “It’s important to maintain this confidence for our upcoming match on Thursday,”“We have to keep this up.”Gameiro is determined to ensure that Atletico claims the runners-up spot in La Liga.“We still have three matches left in the league and two are at home,” said the 30-year-old.“We know what we need to do for the rest of the season.”