Crops worth ₹150 crore destroyed in Maharashtra floods

first_imgThe loss of crops due to floods in the State has been put at ₹125 crore, according to preliminary assessment by the government. Even as the exact extent of the damage will be known only after flood waters have fully receded, senior officials said around 27,468 hectare of agriculture land has been completely destroyed. This could even cross one lakh hectares when the panchnama is complete, senior officials said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday that the total length of road damaged is 484 km, while 2,615 transformers were damaged partially or fully. The destruction to agriculture land will cross over 1.5 lakh hectares, state Minister of Employment Guarantee and Horticulture of Maharashtra, Jaydutt Kshirsagar said on Saturday. Chief Secretary of the state Ajoy Mehta too has confirmed that crops across one lakh hectares could be affected. The State horticulture department has said they are drawing up the estimates with the help of satellite images, and the panchnama has been started with the help of Department of Revenue and Agriculture. “We expect major damage of agriculture crop to spread across 11 districts, while the centre of the destruction is Kolhapur where 30% of this damaged crop is located,” said an official of the Department of Revenue and Agriculture.Mr. Fadnavis said the government will not only compensate damaged crops but also help in removing silt from the farms, and provide assistance of ₹13,000 per hectare to the farmers. The work will be assisted by many organisations like Art of Living, Siddhivinayak temple, and Pandharpur temple, who have promised to come forward to help, he said.last_img read more


first_imgUpdated 1:10pm 7/18/18 by Woody GottburgA grain bin accident Tuesday night has claimed the life of a Plymouth County farmer.Fire and rescue units were dispatched to 44787 230th Street, about six miles south of Remsen at 7:21 p.m.The Plymouth County Sheriff says 65-year-old Lee Grage of rural Remsen died in the accident.Emergency responders spent more than three hours recovering the victim’s body from the 40 foot grain bin that was filled with corn.One of the responding firefighters was transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion.–last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd release statement to assure supporters of club’s ambitions

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd release statement to assure supporters of club’s ambitionsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have released a statement to assure supporters of the club’s ambitions.In a statement issued to a fans’ forum earlier this month, United sought to assure supporters that on-field success comes before commercial deals for them.A United statement read: “Everyone at the club, from the owners down, is focused on competing for and winning trophies at the highest level. “To do that we have invested heavily in the playing squad and will continue to do so.”At the same time, the exciting pool of talent coming through from our youth and academy sections is a result of increased investment in this area over the last five years. It’s important to note that while our successful commercial operation helps drive that investment, the priority is the focus on achieving success on the pitch.”Similarly, it is worth noting that we are not looking at or buying players based on their commercial appeal. We agree that recruitment is critical. We are committed to getting this right and there has been huge investment in this area to put our recruitment department into a position to be able to deliver the manager the players he wants. This process is significantly more effective than four or five years ago.” last_img read more

Texas Fan Pens ‘Thank You’ Letter To Notre Dame Fans For Their “Remarkable Hospitality”

first_imgFans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: Fans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas Longhorns fans who made the trek up to Notre Dame, Indiana, weren’t thrilled with the result from the game this past Saturday. But at least one UT supporter still had great things to say about the Fighting Irish and their fan base. A Texas fan named Terry Bader penned a cool ‘thank you’ letter to Notre Dame and its fans for their “remarkable hospitality” this past weekend. It was published by The Observer Thursday morning. The school tweeted out a photo of the letter – check it out:A Texas Longhorn fan wrote a thank you letter to The Observer. Well done, Irish fans READ:— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) September 10, 2015It’s a refreshing story – especially considering we typically only hear tales on the other end of the spectrum. Well-done to all involved here.last_img read more

Yellowknife introduces 10 year plan to reduce homelessness in Yellowknife

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN National NewsYellowknife has adopted a ten-year plan to end homelessness.The number of people who live on the city’s streets is already high – and is growing.But will the implementation of this new strategy make a difference?cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

Russell Wilson Makes Strong Case To Be Seahawks Starting

Rookie Russell Wilson staked his claim to be the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead his team to a 44-14 preseason rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.The third-round draft pick out of Wisconsin also scrambled for 58 yards as visiting Seattle scored on its first six possessions to effectively put the game out of reach by halftime.The 5-foot-11 Wilson has been competing with Matt Flynn for the starting job. Flynn, the former Green Bay backup who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, missed the game with a sore elbow, giving Wilson the stage to himself.He made the most of his opportunity.“He’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “This is the guy we hoped he would be. All of the talk about how tall he is and all that stuff, I don’t see it being a factor. I don’t see it, I have watched more carefully than anybody could have ever watched, and I don’t see it being an issue. It isn’t to me.”Seattle looked impressive in remaining unbeaten (3-0) as it prepares for its preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders next week. The Seahawks open the regular season at Arizona on Sept. 9.Wilson paced the offense to field goals on his first two possessions before hooking up with tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. for a 21-yard scoring strike early in the second period.Wilson, who completed 13 of 19 passes without an interception, added an 11-yard touchdown pass to Charly Martin the first half’s waning moments as Seattle raced to the 23-7 halftime edge and never looked back.In three preseason games, Wilson has completed 67 percent (35 of 52) of his passes for 464 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception.The Chiefs’ offensive struggles helped assure the game’s lopsided margin. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s offensive attack fizzled, going three-and-out on three of its first four possessions.Quarterback Matt Cassel completed 19 of 34 passes for 168 yards and a score, but was also intercepted by Seattle safety Earl Thomas, who returned it 75 yards for a third-quarter score.The Seahawks’ Golden Tate added a 95-yard punt return for another touchdown later in the period to push his team’s lead to 44-7.Kansas City wraps up the preseason at Green Bay next week before hosting Atlanta to open the regular season on Sept. 9. read more

Good better Best Gymnast carries battered Buckeyes

Plagued with injuries that sidelined four girls for the remainder of the season, the OSU women’s gymnastics team will rely heavily on the shoulders of junior Rebecca Best in 2010.“Her role will continue to be one of our most consistent competitors,” coach Carey Fagan said. “So we’re going to lean on her pretty heavily again this year.”Best is Ohio State’s first returning All-American in gymnastics since 1999. Best earned All-American honors on floor in last year’s National Championship and scored a 9.850 on floor at the April 16 NCAA Championship. She became the sixth Buckeye to earn national laurels in gymnastics.When recruiting Best, Fagan said she recognized the potential in her athletic prowess.“[Best] has a natural quickness and speed, and she’s incredibly strong,” Fagan said. “Those are all things in gymnastics you have to have.”On her recruiting trip, Best said the connection she felt with the girls played a major role in her decision to come to OSU.“One of the first things I noticed when I came here was how close all the girls were,” Best said. “Then I fell in love with the campus when they took me on the tour.”In her time at OSU, Best has amassed some impressive honors and accomplishments within gymnastics.Last season, Best was second in the all-around, vault and beam while ranking third on floor and bars among the Buckeyes. In ’08 and ’09 she was named a second-team All-Big Ten honoree. At the 2009 NCAA Central Regional Championships, Best posted a career-high all-around total of 39.350 for the second consecutive time (a 40.000 is a perfect score in all 4 events). She was named the OSU team’s Impact Player on beam and earned the “O”-chievement Award for most valuable performer.And that was just her sophomore season.But Fagan said the biggest growth she’s seen in Best in her time at OSU is not in her gymnastics, but in her sense of leadership. Although an aggressive competitor, Best is quiet and her personality is reserved, Fagan said.“I think as a member of the team she’s really developing as a leader in terms of sharing her experiences with the other kids, really developing that whole concept of being on a team,” Fagan said. “Contributing not just as an individual, but how she can help her teammates, giving them tips here and there.”Associate Athletic Director and Sports Administrator for OSU gymnastics, Heather Lyke, also recognizes a progression in Best’s overall performance. “She is determined to improve every year and continues to grow as a leader on our team,” Lyke said.At their home opener in St. John Arena on Jan. 16, the Buckeyes took second to Oregon State, where the loss of girls due to injury seemed to affect the team’s overall performance.Despite Best’s slip up on floor near the end of the meet, Fagan believes the pressure of being the athletic leader of the team will help Best in the long run.“I think she’ll snap out of it, because she learns with every mistake that she makes,” Fagan said. “Very rarely does she make the same mistake twice.”What makes Best unique among gymnasts is her continued increase in difficulty level over the years, Fagan said.“That’s not typical in college gymnastics. A lot of time kids come and have to maintain their skills as they get older,” Fagan said. “But Rebecca’s still developing and I think she’s going to continue to be a standout.”What Best likes most about gymnastics is not the applause or the recognition for her multiple achievements, but rather a simplistic enjoyment of acrobatics.“I like to flip and I like to go as high as I can. It’s just fun to see how many skills [I] can do,” Best said. “I like to get the scores and see how much better [I] do from the last meet.”Although she says staying consistent is one of her main goals for the season, Best added to her beam routine a handspring-layout-layout. Imagine someone flipping onto their feet from a handstand, followed by two front flips with legs straight out, toes pointed, all while landing on a balance beam measuring 10 centimeters in width.Fagan said despite trying to better the girls’ routines, they have to remain somewhat conservative to keep the girls healthy and to get them through the season. Watering down routines for now, the girls will build them back up before Championships.“I think the biggest thing is for the team to pull together with all these injuries. At the beginning of the year we set some pretty big goals of winning Big Ten’s and qualifying in NCAA’s,” Fagan said. “But it’s going to take a lot of team chemistry to develop between now and then.”With nine meets left before Big Ten Championships, Fagan took a moment to look ahead to next year. She has big dreams for Best in her final season, like becoming a team captain.“I think she can be a repeat All-American,” Fagan said. “One of the goals I’ve set for her is to be a Big Ten Champion, whether it’s on an event or in the all-around, that’s something we’re working towards.”And what does Best want?“To do better than last year,” she said. “That’s always my goal.” read more

Manchester City wont sign Isco this summer says Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has emphatically ruled out a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco during the summer transfer window and congratulated Madrid for their win last Saturday.The Spain international is currently under contract at the Bernabeu until 2022 but has been constantly linked with a switch to the Premier League champions.Isco revealed prior to last weekend’s latest Champions League final success that he has no intention of joining an English club, however, and Guardiola insists that City is not tempted to make a move, according to ESPN.Speaking at an event for the Johan Cruyff Foundation, the Catalan simply stated:“When a team wins three consecutive Champions Leagues, four in five years, it’s because they’re a spectacular team,” Guardiola said.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“The Champions League is a really, really tough competition — staying in it depends on a lot of things. If all these things are with you for three straight years, it’s because you’re in control of them.“The demonstration of that can be seen in Madrid after Liverpool’s equaliser. The next 10 to 15 minutes, when Liverpool were boosted by the equaliser, is when Madrid were at their best.“They control these knockout and one-off games and I take my hat off to them. To win three Champions Leagues in a row shows the quality of the team, the coach, the club … as for everyone else, try to make sure now they don’t win a fourth.”Isco has appeared 47 times in all competitions for Madrid this term, including in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday.last_img read more

Liverpool announce the return of 3 World Cup stars

first_imgLiverpool have announced that captain Jordan Henderson will be returning to the club for pre-season training along with Dejan Lovren and Simon MignoletThe trio had been granted extended time off this summer due to their participation at the World Cup for their respective nations.Henderson, after playing a part in England’s run to their first semi-final appearance since 1990, will be returning to Liverpool Melwood training ground on Sunday along with Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on Sunday.Lovren, who was at the heart of the Croatian defence as they reached the World Cup final for the first time in their history, will return on Monday.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Jordan Henderson, Simon Mignolet and Dejan Lovren are set to return to Melwood in the coming days to begin pre-season training,” read a statement.All three of them are expected to undergo some gruelling physical drills to get back to full fitness over the course of the week.Although they are all expected to be unavailable for Liverpool in their opening Premier League fixture against West Ham next Sunday.last_img read more

Mo Salahs scoring form doesnt bother me Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once again reiterated he is unfazed by the slow start made by Mohamed Salah in their build-up to the Napoli game.Salah has scored three times in nine matches this season, but has just one in the last six, compared to six in his first nine games this time last year.But Klopp revealed to Sky Sports ahead of the game: “The only thing that is obvious, and I only have to say that to Mo, is that it was absolutely clear that we would stand in a situation like this here and talk about it.“Even Harry Kane. They talk about this, and now he scored last week two goals, but before that, he was, ‘Not even half he was last year,’ that is what people were saying, stuff like that.“For us, it is completely cool. If the player is not happy with it – that is clear. If you have a chance, you want to score.“It is completely normal, all good. As long as we perform like we have, everything will be fine.“With Mo [in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea] first shot too close, second shot too far, so position-wise with the feet it is easy to explain.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“In these situations going through them there is no advice, you cannot give it, because the experience, they make themselves.“They know, ‘I didn’t score, I didn’t score so next time I pass,’ but it is about judging the situation again, ‘Can I shoot? Yes. Score’.“So there are not big talks necessary, just a completely normal situation it is absolutely easy to expect, because if you don’t score in your first seven games ten goals, then everybody asks if you can do it again.“Even Ian Rush didn’t score 40 goals in 10 seasons, season after season after season. That’s not how it works.“You have to be a proper threat. As an offensive player, you have to work hard. At the end of the season, it depends on how much success we have as a team if it is successful or not.“There is no personal success possible. All awards are for everyone. We do what we do best.”last_img read more

BAHAMAS Hundreds of Job Seekers Register at Labour on the Blocks Job

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 25, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, on Saturday said he was pleased with the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair: over 1,000 people turned up hoping to find employment or better opportunities.The job fair, said the Minister, was very important as the Labour Department in Freeport receives a number of requests for Labour Certificates.  These, he said, are known as NOVs or Notice of Vacancies and in order for a company to get a work permit, they must demonstrate that there are no Bahamians available to fill the position.While there are a number of work permits being sought for Freeport, the Minister said those companies were invited to participate in the job fair and interview residents.  He said, “I know for sure there are at least five companies here, who are actively seeking to fill vacancies in their organizations now, not in a week or two weeks.”Stating that a number of the major companies on island were present, Minister Foulkes added that Baha Mar is hiring as they are about to open Rosewood soon and they will be hiring about 1,000 people.“The most important thing in this exercise, is all of the job seekers in Grand Bahama who are here, and I’m getting different estimates from 1,000 to 1,500, they will be registered in our data base.”   Whenever the Ginn Project begins to recruit and that’s going to be hundreds of people; the start of Oban Energies in East Grand Bahama and the reopening of the hotels on the Lucayan Strip, those individuals will be in the database, registered.“All of the job seekers who came here today will be ahead of the game.”He said that there were people willing to work, and it was evident by the numbers standing in line for hours.  During the job fair, there were a few companies prepared to hire if suitable applicants were found.Companies represented on Saturday included University of The Bahamas, Freeport Container Port, Grand Bahama Shipyard, the Airport Company, National Workers Credit Union, Baha Mar, Rev/Aliv, Freeport Ship Services, Pelican Bay, Pineyard Technical Centre, Candid Security and Global Tech.By: Robyn AdderleyPhoto Captions:Header: Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, was present for the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair at the Susan J. Wallace Park on Saturday. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)Insert: Those looking for opportunities to work had their information entered in the Department of Labour’s database during the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair on Saturday in Freeport. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Related Items:last_img read more

Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and its glorious

first_img Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. “Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering,” Musk wrote. He first teased us in December with an image of the prototype rocket under construction.The assembled version looks like a stainless-steel Airstream trailer mated with a space shuttle. A person or mannequin in a spacesuit stands nearby to give us a sense of scale. Starship is a monster. SpaceX happenings 23 Photos Share your voice Sci-Tech Enlarge ImageThe SpaceX Starship prototype is now assembled. Elon Musk Elon Musk and SpaceX’s ambitious plans to reach around the moon and all the way to Mars require a big effin’ rocket. Now we know what it looks like.Musk tweeted out an image on Thursday of an assembled early version of the SpaceX Starship, which was once known in polite company as the Big Falcon Rocket.  NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond 10 Comments Musk dropped a few more details about the prototype: “This is for suborbital VTOL tests. Orbital version is taller, has thicker skins (won’t wrinkle) & a smoothly curving nose section.” VTOL stands for “vertical take-off and landing.” Musk says the body diameter of Starship is about 30 feet (9 meters).The SpaceX founder also retweeted a video taken by Twitter user Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo showing the rocket as seen out of a car window driving by. SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to ISS delayed yet again SpaceX Mr. Steven ship tries again to catch a rocket fairing Musk says the first Starship orbital prototype should be done around June. The current version will be used for short “hopper” flights that send it up and then bring it back down to test launch and landing systems.The entrepreneur has big plans for Starship. SpaceX already sold out a voyage around the moon with a hoped-for launch date in 2023. It will be interesting to follow along as Starship moves toward actual space travel. Tags SpaceX first Starship hopper under Texas Boca Chica Beach’s cloudy sky.@elonmusk #Starship #SpaceX— Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo (@JaneidyEve) January 10, 2019 Elon Musk Space SpaceXlast_img read more

OJ Simpson addresses rumours of affair with Kris Jenner and fathering Khloe

first_imgO.J. Simpson has yet again, clarified that he did not have an affair with Kris Jenner and neither is Khloe Kardashian his love-child with her! Well, there have been a lot of rumours and stories surrounding the controversial life of OJ Simpson. The sports celebrity has been bombarded with a lot of speculative accusations including the mysterious death of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.Back to the subject of him allegedly sleeping with Kris Jenner while she was married to his best friend, Rob Kardashian Sr. He cleared the air yet again by taking to Twitter in a video. “Once and awhile I’m going to go off topic and talk about something else and this is one of those times,” he began in his Twitter video. “Bob Kardashian, he was like a brother to me. He was a great guy. He met and married Kris and they really had a terrific time together when they were together. Unfortunately, that ended. But never, and I stress never, have I ever had any interest in Kris sexually and I never got any indication that she had any interest in me. So all of these stories are just bad…bogus…tasteless.”The first thing I want to set straight is this story Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & @KrisJenner— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 17, 2019OJ Simpson’s tweetTwitterFurther delving into the subject or supposed rumour of Khloe being his love-child with Kris, The Juice added, “Khloe, like all the girls I’m very proud of just like I know Bob would be if he was here, but the simple facts of the matter is she’s not mine.” So far neither Kris nor Khloe have reacted to the video shared by OJ Simpson. The former NFL star did state though, that a man who claims to have been his manager, spread the rumours about him and Kris. The same person apparently also spread rumours about Khloe’s parentage. Bob Kardashian is famously known to have represented his best friend, OJ Simpson, in his 1994-95 murder trial where he was found not guilty for the murder of his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.A Netflix show, American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson was also made as it documented the entire episode. The show starred Cuba Gooding Jr as OJ Simpson, David Schwimmer as Rob Kardashian and a plethora of fine actors in pivotal roles.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE This Jat girl Savita isnt going to let anything overawe her

first_imgTwitter/Hockey IndiaFor all those who regard Haryana and Indian villages as merely hotbeds of toxic misogyny and patriarchy, the story of Savita, the veteran custodian of Indian goal-post in women’s hockey provides a much-needed corrective. In this exclusive interview with Akshay Saraswat of International Business Times, India, the Jat lass reveals her incredible story of turning from a shy teenager with no knowledge of hockey to an Arjuna Award-winning goalkeeper of the national side. For hockey fans of your age-group, the Indian women’s team’s victory in the 2002 Commonwealth Games and 2004 Asia Cup were very memorable events. Were you also inspired by them to take up hockey, especially, since many players in that team were from your state, Haryana?Savita: I was aware of the Indian team winning the medal because my father had knowledge of sports. But I had absolutely no interest at that time and had no knowledge of hockey since I belonged to a village. Also, I wasn’t from a modern family but a middle-class family so we didn’t get to watch that much television. My mother’s health was also not good so most of my time after school was spent in helping her.Then how did you get involved with hockey?Savita: I belong to a village called Jodhka in Haryana’s Sirsa district. In 2003, the brother of a football coach who used to train youngsters some distance away from our place, came to our house. He informed us that trials are about to take place for a sports nursery – in those days government organised sports nurseries to train youngsters – and asked my parents whether they would like to send their kids to it. It was around one year after my mother’s health started deteriorating due to arthritis and she had to be on complete bed rest. So, my parents decided to send me to the trials, away from home, as they thought I would get stuck at home and won’t become anything otherwise. Hockey IndiaAt that nursery, there were three sports being played – Judo, badminton and hockey. First, the physical trial took place. I went through it while wearing salwar suit and fleet shoes as I didn’t know much about running at the time.But I chose hockey because of my grandfather. In my house, girls are very highly respected and loved because of my grandfather. There was no discrimination against girls. If anything, girls were given preference. He had, in his time, seen hockey matches in Delhi. He had told us about hockey. So, when we told him that there are three sports available at the nursery, his wish was that I should play hockey.It was in 2004 that the trials took place. In the beginning, I didn’t know the ABCD of hockey. So, first, you have to learn the basics. It was at the end of 2005 that I turned into a goalkeeper.How did that come about?Savita: I had absolutely no knowledge of hockey. But in my family, everyone, including my father, possess good height. When my father came to meet me, my coach said that if you want to see your daughter play for India soon, then I will have to make her a goalkeeper. But you will have to buy the goalkeeping kit. My father felt that nothing could be better than his daughter playing for the country. But I strongly insisted that I don’t want this kit because, I felt, at that time, that I would return home after 1-2 years.Initially, I was very happy to come to the camp because it was in a city. My father’s sister used to live in a city and whenever we visited her, it would make me very happy. So, I was very excited to move to the city from the village.But then, once I had moved, I was feeling very homesick. I used to get to talk to my family only once in a week, on Friday. I used to cry while talking to my mother and tell her that I am not feeling happy and want to return. But when my father purchased the kit for me, it was a huge burden. Earlier, we used to buy clothes just once in a year. So, to suddenly buy a kit worth Rs 18,000 put pressure on me. I would think, “Why has my father invested so much money on me?” If I had interest in this game, it still would have been fine as I could have earned a return for him. But, I didn’t even have interest in hockey at that time!But this act of my father brought about a change of mind in me and I felt that I have to stay here and achieve something. I spent two years at the academy situated in Maharaja Agrasen senior secondary school in Sirsa. My coach, Sunder Singh Kharab, made the decision that he would make me a goalkeeper. Then I was under the tutelage of Azad Singh Malik at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre at Hissar. Though he wasn’t a coach of SAI but of a university, still we used to train under him. Hockey IndiaDid you have any role models that you looked up to after becoming a goalkeeper?Savita: No, not at all. As I said, when I first joined the camp, there were seven goalkeepers there. I used to feel very happy training with them. It was there that I came to know of the value of an Indian player and felt very happy.I was also, always, deeply attached to my family and ours was a joint family. Unfortunately, we were going through a very bad time as my uncle and my mother expired and there was a great deal of sadness in our house. I felt that if, because of me, there is happiness on their face – especially my grandfather was feeling very happy – that is great.It was after 2009 that I finally realised the value of a goalkeeper. Before that, we only knew of Mamta Kharab didi (former India captain) because in Haryana, she and Surender Kaur were the most well-known players. Since Mamta Kharab is a Jat and I am also a Jat, she was talked about in our house. My family members would ask whether I would be able to succeed like her.Since you are among the senior-most players in the team, have you been given the responsibility to guide youngsters?Savita: Absolutely. We are given that responsibility but it’s also something that comes naturally. Of course, I and Rani (team captain) have been asked to play that role. Our coach is very supportive on this front. He believes that while Rani is the captain in the team, I should look after the second group of younger players so that she can take care of the junior-most members of the squad.The sense of responsibility comes by itself because when we were junior in the team, we knew how our seniors could boost our confidence and motivate us. So, we know, if somebody isn’t able to play well or has a weakness, how to treat them. Rather than going up to a player and saying: “you have this, this and this flaw.”There is a better way in which you can talk to them nicely and explain that this part of your game is good but that could be made better. Our current coach has also paid a lot of attention to this. Earlier, what used to happen is there was too much criticism. What that automatically leads to is less focus on what is good in a player and more on her weaknesses. Even in our psychology class, we are taught how we can communicate without hurting someone. We have to say the same thing but our way of saying should be such that the morale remains high. Even if we say something strong during a match, after the game is over, we sort that thing out quickly so that the player doesn’t feel herself insulted.Since me and Rani are senior players, vice-captain and captain respectively, we have to guide the whole team. But we have other senior players as well. For example, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Deep Grace Ekka, etc. It’s their responsibility also to watch over youngsters.Last year, your team lost the World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland in a penalty shootout. The entire team, according to Rani, was deeply saddened. For you, it must have been even more painful since the match ended in a shootout.Savita: Indeed. Because prior to that match, whenever a game went to the shootout, we would usually win it – maybe due to luck or benefit of experience. In a shootout, luck is also a factor. You may be having a good day or a bad day. That was certainly a bad day. Those two days, our morale was so down and I had such strong negative thoughts that my body pained. I personally felt that everything is finished for me. Also, my coaches really trust me, whether it is Bharat Chhetri or Sjoerd sir. So, while I play first for the country, I play for them also. That’s because after the 2016 Olympics, I had felt that my career is over. My performance in that event wasn’t what it should have been as a goalkeeper. But, under Sjoerd sir, since 2017, when I played again, I realized that playing as a goalkeeper is so great. You can enjoy it so much!Did you get weighed down by pressure in the match against Ireland, since it was a World Cup knockout game?Savita: Pressure is always there but with experience, you learn how to handle it. Still, whenever it comes to shootouts, the focus is entirely on goalkeeper as she needs to make the save for her team to win. So, yes, those thoughts are there in the mind. But, as I told you, this wasn’t the first time we were in this situation. We had won in the Asia Cup through a shootout and had also qualified for the 2016 Olympics in 2015 by beating Italy in a shootout.The only thing I can say is that, of course, there is pressure. But with experience, we can remove the word ‘pressure’ from the mind. We had undergone a lot of training before that game. So, there was confidence and we believed we could win. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. PR Sreejesh is somebody Savita sees as an inspirationIANSIn the Asian Games final, one of the two goals that your team conceded was through a very unique penalty-corner variation. Were you left surprised by that?Savita: No. With the Japanese team, we knew that they don’t use drag-flickers that much. They have good variations. We were well-prepared and, on that day, we played really good hockey as well. But our PC defence wasn’t very good. Still, every experience is a lesson and we have to take that lesson and go forward. That opportunity isn’t going to come back.It was the same in the recent FIH Series Finals final. We knew that Japan would use variations more and were prepared for that and ended up being successful.The next big tournament is the Olympics next year. Have you already started preparing for it, at least in terms of mental preparedness?Savita: Indeed. Since the start of this year, our body language and our coach’s meetings with the team and his preparations are aimed at the Olympics. In a way, all of us are keenly waiting for playing in the 2020 Olympics. 2016 Rio was a very bad experience for all of us. You can call it a bad experience or maybe, a case of getting over-excited due to being on that stage for the first time. As a team, our game was so good that we shouldn’t have done that badly.Presently, our coach and our trainer, Wayne Lombard, have worked a lot on our fitness, strength and basic hockey skills. So, our strengths – PC attack and defence – is what we focus on.As a goalkeeper, you must be happy with the new system of penalty shootouts as it gives the goalkeeper a better chance. How much do you practice for that?Savita: A lot. Usually, it’s part of our training. Today, it’s an ‘easy day’ for players. On such days, we do some basic training, then penalty corner attack and defence practice, and then shootout practice in the end. So, in a week, we have penalty shootout training on three days. But in recent times, we have worked even harder on this aspect of the game because we have a very good side. It doesn’t matter which team we are facing, we have the strength to take the game to a draw and therefore, a penalty shootout.You mentioned psychologist. In penalty shootouts, you could often face situations where you have to stop your opponent from scoring, otherwise, your team would lose. How do you deal with such situations mentally?Savita: Yes, in all these things, psychologists provide a lot of help. But as an experienced player, you are likely to have faced such a situation before, so you can easily get out of it. For instance, in the 2016 Olympics, it was my first appearance at that event. Perhaps, there was more pressure on me.Even though, we have to play the same as any other tournament, the name of the event changes the state of your mind. But I have always said that experience teaches you everything. The more experience you have, next time you are in the same situation, you can easily handle it while being calm. Twitter/Hockey IndiaYou have played hockey for so long. In all these years, who are the goalkeepers that have impressed you the most?Savita: Well, among women, if you talk about two years ago, I really used to like Maddie Hinch and her game. And among men, I have always admired Sreejesh bhaiya and also Jaap Stockmann (of Netherlands). In today’s time, every goalkeeper is very good. In years gone by, only a few teams had goalkeepers who were top-class. But these days, the standard of goalkeeping has really gone up, in every team, be it men’s or women’s.And who is the most difficult striker that you have faced in your career?Savita: There are some very good strikers in the Netherlands team but we haven’t had too many matches against them. Even Argentina have strikers who possess great skills like Indians do.Currently, I feel very happy looking at our team. Earlier, our attack was anyway good but Sjoerd sir has focussed a lot on defence as well. We are as focussed on defence as we are on attacking. Defence isn’t just the four people standing at the back. Defence starts from the striker’s line and also includes mid-field.So, it’s easier for the goalkeeper. Now we know which ball we need to come out to and charge and which ball we should remain still against. We also know what the position of our defenders is. For example, in the World Cup – such a big tournament – was something only a few of our players had played in before. For most, it was their first World Cup because. Despite that, we conceded only 2-3 goals in the tournament. That was also due to good defence.You mentioned the great support you got from your family. Is Haryana a leading state in sports because there is great passion for it among the general populace?Savita: Absolutely. I can say that even though I don’t know much, in Haryana, people believe in sending their girls out as well, not just the boys. Of course, there are families which may put restrictions upon their daughters, whether it’s related to their dress or their going out of the house. But in current times, many people have changed their mind-set and don’t consider their daughters inferior to boys. In many cases, the government also lends great help. Haryana government gives good rewards to the players. Everybody wants their child’s future to be secure and sports provides good jobs and cash awards. So, everybody seems to be changing their mind.last_img read more

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first_imgSupporters listen as US president Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade. Photo: ReutersIn rally after rally, president Donald Trump exhorts throngs of red-hatted supporters to treat next week’s congressional elections as a referendum on Trumpism and the grass-roots movement that swept him to power.“You’re voting for me in 2018,” Trump told a raucous crowd in a late September appearance for Republican candidates in Missouri. “You’re voting for me.”The plea speaks to the challenge facing the president and his supporters: With Democrats threatening to take over the House of Representatives and key governors’ offices, the success of his legislative agenda over the next two years hinges on whether he can energize his backers around candidates who are not named Trump.This year’s election is the first real test of whether the coalition behind Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan can evolve from a diffuse, personality-driven following to an organized political force able to boost candidates outside his electoral strongholds.Reuters surveyed officials from 18 Republican campaigns, analyzed data from polling partner Ipsos and interviewed dozens of candidates, strategists and Trump supporters to assess the reach and influence of the president’s self-styled “MAGA Movement” ahead of the elections.United behind Trump’s “America First” agenda of tighter borders, protectionist economic policies and unilateralist diplomacy, the MAGA coalition swept up 2016 voters who felt ignored by Washington and welcomed Trump’s vows to upend its institutions. Today, it attracts Tea Party conservatives, evangelical Christians, gun rights advocates, and working-class voters drawn to Trump’s outsider persona.Trump’s populist base is firmly established in the mostly southern and western parts of the country where he’s most popular. MAGA supporters turn out in force for Trump-backed candidates in those areas, boosting them in opinion polls and volunteering for their campaigns. In some cases, they have taken control of state party machines, harnessing their infrastructure and money for candidates in Trump’s mold.But outside of Trump’s strongholds, the influence of MAGA supporters is more pocketed, especially in Rust Belt states, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the upper Midwest. So, while Trump loyalists can tip the scales in specific US House districts in those areas, they have done less to boost Trump-backed candidates in statewide contests for governor and US Senate.With no central organization and little regard for Republican hierarchies, MAGA enthusiasts agitate largely through social media and Internet forums, such as Facebook and Reddit, the social networking site. In dozens of interviews, Reuters found their willingness to back local campaigns often has less to do with party loyalty than with helping Trump.“The 2018 elections will be a test of how popular Trump is, how popular his policies are, did we organize well or do we need to do better and improve things for 2020,” said Scott Presler, a MAGA activist in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Among the 18 Trump-endorsed Republicans running for Senate or governor in states where Trump won the presidential race by more than 10 percentage points in 2016, more than 80 percent are ahead in opinion polls, based on data aggregated by RealClearPolitics and, non-partisan websites that gather polling from multiple sources.Yet among the 16 Trump-backed candidates for Senate or governor in states where he won by fewer than 10 points, just four – a quarter – are polling ahead.`LEANING ON THEIR SHOVELS’The challenge is starkest where Trump-backed candidates are trying to flip governors’ offices and Senate seats held by Democrats, Reuters found.In states where Trump won by double digits in 2016, two of the five candidates he has endorsed in races for Democrat-held Senate and governors’ seats are leading in the polls, and two others are within a few points. But in states where Trump won by less than 10 points, all six candidates he has endorsed in races for Democratic seats are behind in recent polls, five of them by at least 10 points.Through much of the campaign season, Trump supporters in many places were “leaning on their shovels,” because they were over-confident of victory, Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser and campaign strategist, told Reuters.MAGA loyalists have grown more energized in recent weeks, realizing Trump’s agenda “would come grinding to a halt” if Democrats capture the US House, Bannon added. “You’ve seen the establishment and the hardcore anti-establishment in the Trump base all come together.”The president remains enormously popular with that base – Reuters/Ipsos polling gives him an 84 per cent approval rate among Republicans – and more than two-thirds of those who voted for him in 2016 say they identify with MAGA ideals.Yet their views diverge on what MAGA means: while more than half equate it with strengthening the economy and tightening borders, upwards of a quarter say MAGA simply means “Donald Trump.” (Graphic: raises questions about the future of MAGA once Trump leaves office.A TEST IN TENNESSEEOn Oct. 1, Trump whipped up a crowd of nearly 10,000 at a rally supporting Marsha Blackburn’s US Senate campaign in Tennessee, where Trump won in 2016 by 26 points.“A vote for Marsha is really a vote for me and everything that we stand for,” he told the audience.Soon after, opinion polls showed Blackburn, a US House member, pulling ahead of her Democratic opponent, former two-term governor Phil Bredesen.“We knew President Trump would be an extraordinary surrogate in East Tennessee,” Republican Party spokesman Garren Shipley told Reuters. Bredesen’s campaign dismissed the polls: “The only poll that matters is on election day,” said spokeswoman Alyssa Hansen.On Oct. 10, the president held another rally 500 miles (800 km) away with a similar message for Lou Barletta’s US Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, where Trump eked out a one-point victory in 2016. “I need you,” Trump told the crowd. “Vote for Lou!”It was Trump’s second rally with Barletta since August. But Barletta, also a US House member, trails incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, and has remained behind by more than 10 points in polls.The divergent fortunes of Blackburn and Barletta reflect the challenge in harnessing Trump’s MAGA coalition.Following Trump’s victory in 2016, Tennessee’s Republican establishment embraced his agenda and welcomed his supporters. Many are volunteering now for Blackburn and other Trump-backed candidates, helping with phone banks, neighborhood canvassing and other get-out-the-vote efforts.The state party leaders who didn’t support Trump initially have “figured out they have to help him,” says Todd Fowler, who heads the local party in Johnson City, Tennessee, and serves on the state party’s executive committee. “Tennessee likes what he’s doing.”In Pennsylvania, where Trump’s 2016 win was razor-thin, his support is mostly concentrated in rural and working-class areas. Polls show Trump’s pick for governor, Scott Wagner, running well behind incumbent Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.Trump is drawing people to congressional campaigns in Pennsylvania, but they are coming “very tentatively,” says Eugene Sorrentino, 76, a retired power company technician and member of the local Republican committee in Erie, Pennsylvania.Sorrentino recently staffed a welcome tent set up by the party at a county fair and “all I heard was requests for Trump paraphernalia,” he said. The congressional races “weren’t on their agenda,” he added.’TRUMP BUMP’In Trump’s strongholds, his ability to help candidates goes beyond a bounce in the polls. Nearly all the Trump-backed campaigns contacted by Reuters reported a surge of volunteer activism – a “Trump bump” – after the president’s endorsement.In Western Pennsylvania, a corner where Trump is enormously popular, US Representative Mike Kelly says his campaign relies heavily on MAGA volunteers. Kelly’s district, redrawn this year, includes counties where Trump won by as much as 20 points in 2016, according to, a nonpartisan group.Trump provides “that shot of adrenaline you need from time to time,” Kelly told Reuters as he prepared to join the president for an Oct. 10 rally in Erie.One engine for turning out Trump’s base in his stronghold regions is America First Action, a “Super PAC” allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections.The group has spent more than $26 million on phone messaging and advertising in five battleground Senate races – Arizona, Montana, Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota – and across 11 congressional districts in Texas, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina.It is run by Trump loyalists and relies on big donations from Republican Party stalwarts, including casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn and mining engineer and businessman Robert Murray.In an 1 October memo, White House political director Bill Stepian advised congressional campaigns that the best way to capture MAGA support is to align “closely, clearly and boldly” with Trump. The president, he wrote, is “ready, willing and able to put the power and force of his coalition to work for the candidates with whom he stands, and who stand with him.”At the national level, Republican Party officials have fallen in line and embraced the president, routinely echoing Trump’s nationalist campaign themes. But for candidates in areas where the president doesn’t dominate the electorate, embracing Trump has mixed success.In Florida, where Trump prevailed by one point in 2016, he endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate and die-hard supporter Ron DeSantis before the party primary. But now, in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic governor in 20 years, DeSantis is polling slightly behind in the general election contest against Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee.Some Republican candidates in areas with moderate voters who view Trump less favorably have steered clear of the president, a Reuters analysis found last month.PARTY TAKEOVERMAGA supporters have become a force in many state party offices, including some states outside the president’s established southern and western strongholds.In Ohio, a swing state where Trump won by eight points in 2016, the state Republican Party selected Jane Timken, a Trump friend and loyalist, to take over as chairwoman in the wake of the election.In Nevada, where Democrat Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential vote, the state Republican Party has launched weekly events, such as MAGA Mondays and Trump Tuesdays, to attract the president’s supporters.Rochelle Swanson, 30, a MAGA activist in Reno who began posting pro-Trump articles and interviewing local Republican candidates on social media, was asked by a party official in July to help with voter outreach. She now aligns her social media and canvassing with the party’s messaging, she says, and “there is good unity happening.”Yet even as MAGA supporters have become woven into the fabric of the Republican Party, many acknowledge it will be a challenge to preserve their coalition and continue shaping US politics once Trump leaves office. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this month, more than a quarter of Trump voters said they did not know who would carry Trump’s vision if he leaves politics.“I don’t think anybody could take Trump’s spot,” said Jeremy Messina, a MAGA activist in upstate New York who runs a political advertising media company. “I don’t see it.”last_img

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employment contracts The aggrieved workers revealed Air Nigeria is owing them four months salary arrears and added that pension and taxes deducted from workers salaries were not remitted to the relevant authorities The workers further alleged that Air Nigeria was owing the Air Nigeria Cooperative Society N56 million in members’ personal savings Speaking of the one-year suspension of activities the staff noted that Ibrahim has made no plans for refunds to passengers who preordered tickets “No plans [have been] put in place for all our passengers who have bought tickets to London who will be flying into and out of London from 10th September onward” the statement said “He wickedly wants to get them stranded without alternative plans or refunds” It would also be recalled that this is not the first time Ibrahim would take decisions without recourse to the effects on his workers One year ago he acquired majority ownership of Newswatch magazine but after failing to put in the funds required to turn the company around he unilaterally suspended publication and relocated the magazine’s editorial offices to Lagos Island That action is being challenged in court by the original owners and directors of the company In June John Nnorom a former Executive Director for Finance at Air Nigeria accused Ibrahim of a variety of business malpractices including tax evasion forgery and diversion of government funds He labelled Air Nigeria aircrafts ‘flying coffins’ and urged Nigerians to stop flying the airline because its aircraft were not being properly maintained Source: Daily Times Melbourne:Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner NovakDjokovicwas sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarter-finals The Serb who was returning from six months out with a right elbow injury was clearly in pain as his hopes of a seventh Melbourne Park title were extinguished on Rod Laver Arena 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 7-6 (7/3) He was keen not to take away from the glasses-wearing Chung’s huge achievement after the 21-year-old followed up his win over fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the last round Novak Djokovic was returning to action in Melbourne from six months out with a right elbow injury AP "Congratulations Amazing" saidDjokovic who also had an apparent hip or groin problem screeching at times when stretching for the ball "He was the better player on court today and he deserved to win" Djokovicsaid the injuries started troubling him at the end of the first set and a decision on where he goes from here would be made after talking with his medical team Chung’s reward is a last-eight clash with unheralded American Tennys Sandgren who upset Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-2 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (7/9) The Korean ranked 58 describedDjokovicas "my idol" "I can’t believe this dream’s come true tonight" Sandgren was also in a daze becoming just the second man in the last 20 years since Frenchman Nicolas Escude to make the quarter-finals on his Australian Open debut "I don’t know if this is a dream or not" he said "I knew I had to come out and play aggressive and take my chances and serve well and thankfully it worked out in the end" For a composed Federer it was business as normal The Swiss defending champion swatted aside one-time training partner Marton Fucsovics 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 to make the last eight for an incredible 14th time He will now play fellow veteran Tomas Berdych a semi-finalist in 2014 and 2015 who demolished Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-1 6-4 6-4 "We have had some good ones over the years going back all the way to the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004" the 19-time Grand Slam champion said of the Czech "Yeah I’m looking forward to play against him He seems in good shape" Berdych who is on his way back from back problems lost to the five-time Australian Open champion in the third round last year and the odds are heavily stacked again him Of the 13 quarter-finals Federer has contested in Melbourne he has won the lot Running everywhere World number one Simona Halep eased into the last eight 6-3 6-2 over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan delighted to be off court early after an epic and gruelling three-setter in the previous round While the win was easy she continues to nurse a troublesome ankle that she rolled early in the tournament "I feel it but I’m trying not to think about it and give it everything" said Halep who has never gone beyond the quarters before She will play either sixth seed Karolina Pliskova or fellow Czech Barbora Strycova seeded 20 Germany’s Angelique Kerber is the only Grand Slam champion left among the women and she was given a big fright as she chases her second Melbourne Park crown after beating Serena Williams in 2016 After crushing Maria Sharapova in the last round she came up against gritty Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei At one point Kerber was serving to stay in the match but she bounced back to win 4-6 7-5 6-2 "Credit to her she played unbelievable I was running everywhere" said Kerber who had a poor 2017 after starting the year as world number one The win set Kerber up with a clash against American Madison Keys a semi-finalist in 2015 who has found a new lease of life under the guidance of former great Lindsay Davenport Seeded 17 she flattened French eighth seed Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 in just 68 impressive minutes Kaliningrad: A brilliant strike by Adnan Januzaj lit up an otherwise insipid clash as Belgium beat England 1-0 to secure top spot in World Cup Group G in Kaliningrad on Thursday Januzaj’s superb second-half goal sent Belgium into a last 16 clash with Japan while England will now advance to a second-round meeting with Colombia on Tuesday Adnan Januzaj celebrates after scoringfor Belgium against England AP/Alastair Grant By finishing second in the group England have though avoided a loaded top half of the draw containing past winners Brazil France Argentina and Uruguay as well as European champions Portugal The fact second place in the group was no disaster seemed to be a big factor in both coaches’ team selection with their places in the last 16 already secured Gareth Southgate made eight changes with Belgian boss Roberto Martinez going one better as only Thibaut Courtois and Dedryck Boyata retained their places from the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia Star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne joined England captain Harry Kane in watching from the sidelines and their ability to thrill was badly missed as locals in the crowd turned on both sides with jeers and chants of "Russia" Youri Tielemans did test Jordan Pickford with a fiercely struck effort just six minutes in that forced the Everton stopper into his best save of the World Cup so far Moments later Pickford let a Michy Batshuayi effort squeeze past him and was rescued by Gary Cahill’s goal-line clearance After an early burst though Belgium seemed more adept at picking up yellow cards that would have seen them finish behind England if the game ended in a draw due to a poorer disciplinary record Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker both went into the book early to cheers from the Belgian fans Six of England’s eight goals against Tunisia and Panama to reach the knockout stages came from set-pieces and they again proved the Three Lions greatest threat in the first-half as Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed just wide Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to put serious pressure on Raheem Sterling for his place in the side for the last 16 after two disappointing performances from the Manchester City winger Statistics from the match between England and Belgium AFP But unlike his substitute appearance against Tunisia Rashford failed to further his case for a start and fired well off target when presented with a shooting chance from the edge of the box just after half-time Januzaj suddenly sparked the game into life moments later when he twisted and turned inside the England box before curling a wonderful strike into the top corner Rashford had by a distance England’s best chance 25 minutes from time but again slotted wide with just Courtois to beat Belgium were given a major boost ahead of the knockout stages when captain Vincent Kompany made his return from injury for the final 15 minutes Southgate didn’t even turn to Kane in search for an equaliser instead introducing Danny Welbeck to ensure every outfield player in his squad featured across the three group games And Welbeck nearly earned a point eight minutes from time when his goalbound effort was deflected just wide by Fellaini AFP Click here for full coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the full schedule of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the points table of FIFA World Cup 2018Story by?

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they didn’t get as much appointments as they got under the tenure of President Jonathan is that what they call marginalization “Every state is supposed to have a Minister Are the Igbos not having a Minister every state is suppose to have three Senators don’t they have So what are they talking about what is marginalization here “Last time they got more appointment than any other zone and that was normal now you got less then it is no longer normal it becomes marginalization and you must irritate the system Of course they should know that irritation is just for the Igbo speaking people and in Igboland “Because if you shut down market in Aradia it doesn’t stop market in Borno state if you shut Onitsha market nobody in Minna is going to be affected nobody in Takum in Benue state or in Taraba state is to be affected “If there is shooting in Enugu market the people that will die there will not be the people of Plateau there will not be people of Boki in Cross River it will be the Igbo that will die and then you are shouting that they are killing Igbo who do you think that should be killed they cannot be people in Cross River who should they killed in Onitsha market should there be people in Cross River “You irritate the system and cause your people more harm and blame that you are doing marginalization That is suicide; the Igbo elite should do more than what they are doing now and call their children to order “Secession is not a civil action it is military action it is a call to arm you cannot be asking for a country in conference what Kanu and his gangs are doing amount to affront with threat not just to peace but to the territorial integrity of Nigeria to the unity of Nigeria to the fundamental objectives of defence and therefore the military action for one is the best that could have happened Given the experience of civil war he wondered if Kanu was born before the civil war “I am not sure he was born during the war he think that Biafra is a song that must be re-enacted and re-invented he cannot do that for his Father and Mother who are keeping quiet about it they are not doing the Igbos any good “You asked us to give you presidency so that you use it to create an Igbo Nation to build an Igbo federation you make your case for presidency weaker I for one will not want an Igbo to be president so that he will not come and ask me in Cross River to become a Biafra “Look at the map of Biafra starting from Ogoja; 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