Transfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid pick Zidane’s successor Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty composite Transfers Premier League Primera División Bundesliga Ligue 1 Serie A Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Real Madrid pick Low as Zidane successorReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has selected Germany boss Joachim Low as the front-runner to succeed Zinedine Zidane, according to Mundo Deportivo .Low’s “methodology, personality and attitude” convinced the Blancos chief, who is planning for 2018-19 after a disastrous season at the Santiago Bernabeu.Massimiliano Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino, Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp reportedly are also on Perez’s Real Madrid head coach shortlist. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Premier League clubs to battle for Barca wonderkidSeveral of the Premier League’s biggest sides will attempt to sign Barcelona wonderkid Pablo Moreno in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo. The 15-year-old striker has dominated his age group this season and is seen as a future star, and Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal will all attempt to woo him following the season.Man Utd fan Pulisic not ruling out moveChristian Pulisic has admitted to being a Manchester United fan and declined to rule out a move from Borussia Dortmund to the Premier League.The 19-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the top young talents in world football, with admiring glances being shot in his direction from across Europe.Find out what the U.S. international said when asked if he was a Man Utd fan right here on Goal! ‘Fred will join Man City’Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes that the club’s star midfielder Fred is headed for Manchester City. The Brazilian holding midfielder has drawn plenty of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including City’s cross-town rivals United. But Lucescu believes Fred will follow in the footsteps of fellow Brazilian Fernandinho, who moved from Shakhtar to City in 2013.Read the full article on Goal! Ronaldo not sure if Icardi wants Madrid moveBrazil legend Ronaldo is unsure if Inter striker Mauro Icardi desires a move to Real Madrid in the summer. Madrid have been heavily linked with the Argentine striker but Ronaldo, who made a move from Inter to Real Madrid in 2002, says he is convinced the 24-year-old is happy in Milan.Read the full article on Goal! Stoichkov can’t see Neymar at MadridFormer Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov said he can’t envision Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join Real Madrid.The Brazilian just moved to the French capital last summer, but has been linked with a shock return to Spain.But Stoichkov believes the 26-year-old will stay in Paris for the foreseeable future, despite reports that Neymar is unsettled at the Ligue 1 leaders. R ead the full article on Goal! Wenger defends Aubameyang from criticismPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s lack of fitness was likely the reason for a substandard performance in his final appearance for Borussia Dortmund, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.Aubameyang had a single shot – a header sent over the crossbar – and only one touch in the opposition box in a 2-2 draw against Freiburg before joining Arsenal for a club-record £56 million.Read the full story right here on Goal! Lewandowski tired of Real Madrid linksRobert Lewandowski is growing tired of links to Real Madrid, with the Bayern Munich striker reiterating that “rumours do not interest me”.The winter transfer window may have closed for top European sides, but attention is already starting to drift towards the summer.Unsurprisingly, Lewandowski once again finds himself at the centre of unwelcome rumours, with the Poland international a regular presence in gossip columns.Read the story in full on Goal! The Russian club that rejected Neymar… for €10m!Neymar’s career, which has made him a €222 million asset at Paris Saint-Germain, could have been markedly different had Lokomotiv Moscow not decided against a move in 2008.After seeing the Brazilian forward star for Santos during the Mediterranean Cup youth tournament, the Russian giants mulled over a €10m approach.Find out why they rejected Neymar in the end right here on Goal! Salah responds to Real Madrid transfer talkMohamed Salah has swerved La Liga future questions amid links to Real Madrid, with his focus locked on Liverpool and a Golden Boot hunt.The Egyptian forward is now considered to fit the ‘Galactico’ mould which is so appealing to those at Santiago Bernabeu.Read the full quotes on what Salah makes of the transfer talk right here on Goal! Mahrez ‘won’t be paid’ if Leicester exile continuesRiyad Mahrez’s self-imposed exile after failing to secure a move to Manchester City leaves him running the risk of not getting paid, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has warned.The Leicester City winger has cut a frustrated figure after seeing another transfer window close on him still at the King Power Stadium.Read the full story right here on Goal! Bayern chase U.S. star Pulisic & Leverkusen’s BaileyBayern Munich are targeting future transfers for Bundesliga star attackers Leon Bailey and Christian Pulisic, according to Kicker .Bailey has been in outstanding form for Bayer Leverkusen this season, scoring 10 goals in 21 games in 2017-18 and attracted Premier League attention from Chelsea in the winter window.U.S. international Pulisic is reported to be a 2019 target for the reigning German champions, who are planning for life after Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.Chelsea want Asensio in Hazard dealChelsea are looking to bring in Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio as part of any deal for Eden Hazard, reports Don Balon . Los Blancos are keen on the Belgian, and while the Blues want Asensio to help soften the blow should their star man move to Spain, the Premier League club are also plotting a move for the Spanish youngster even if Hazard stays. Antonio Conte’s side would be willing to pay £119 million for his services should the club move for the 22-year-old in a stand-alone deal. Bellamy sure De Gea will join MadridCraig Bellamy said he would be shocked if Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea did not join Real Madrid in the future.”He is the real deal and I have always felt that Real Madrid have been looking for him to be their number one for a number of years,” Bellamy told Sky Sports . “And it is just a matter of time before they get him.”Read the full story here! Ronaldo urges Madrid to sign NeymarBrazil legend Ronaldo believes that Real Madrid need to sign the best, and Neymar fits the bill.The former Madrid says he doesn’t have any reason to believe that a deal for the PSG star is close, but had urged the Spanish giants to make a move for his countryman. Read the full story here! Shaw set for new Man Utd dealManchester United’s Luke Shaw is set for a new contract after finally getting out of Jose Mourinho’s doghouse, according to the Mirror . Mourinho has inserted the defender back into his lineup in 2018 after publicly criticizing the left-back several times and leaving him out of the starting lineup through the first half of the season. But Shaw has responded with top performances and is now in line to get a new deal with the club before the end of the season. City to end Mahrez chasePep Guardiola is ready to end Manchester City’s chase for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, reports the Daily Star . The Man City boss has been left shocked by the midfielder’s actions with the Foxes since failing to get his move this winter and is no longer interested in signing him. Luis Enrique to wait for summer Chelsea moveFormer Barcelona boss Luis Enrique remains the top choice to take over for Antonio Conte at Chelsea, but will wait for the summer to make his move, according to the Daily Mail. The 47-year-old is reluctant to bring an early end to his year-long layoff and wants time to put together his staff before starting fresh with the club next season. Poch wants Lloris with him at MadridTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to take over Real Madrid this summer and wants to bring one of his current stars with him to Los Blancos, according to Diario Gol .Shockingly, the report claims that it’s not Harry Kane the manager would like to bring with him, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who would fit what the club sees as their most pressing need. Man Utd join De Vrij battleJose Mourinho is ready to join in on the battle for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, according to the Express .Manchester United join Chelsea and Liverpool in chasing the defender, who is thought to be available at a bargain price this summer. Zidane to step down as Real bossRather than face the sack with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane will offer his resignation at the end of the season, reports Don Balon . Zidane has a contract through 2020, but has made up his mind that he will step down at the end of what has been a difficult season for Los Blancos. Hebei Fortune hopeful on Messi dealHebei China Fortune remain hopeful they can secure a deal to sign Lionel Messi, according to Mundo Deportivo .The Chinese Super League outfit saw a bid for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rejected last summer, with Messi instead signing a new deal at Barcelona.Fortune have since signed Javier Mascherano, and with fellow Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi also among their ranks, they believe the presence of his countrymen could tempt Messi to move to Asia.Zidane wants Isco soldReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear he wants Isco to be sold this summer, according to AS .The Spain international has slipped down the pecking order at Santiago Bernabeu since Gareth Bale’s return to fitness.Zidane is particularly disappointed that Isco has not been able to step up in the absence of James Rodriguez and is now ready to cash-in.Evra completes West Ham moveFormer Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has joined West Ham on a short-term contract.The 36-year-old was released by Marseille in November after attacking a supporter but is set to return to English football having signed a deal until the end of the season.Read the full story on Goal! 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October 27, 2019
Coaches often approach recruiting with CIA-level secrecy, but in the era of social media, it is tough to keep visits under wraps, whether it’s a prospect making it to campus or a coach out on the road. Some coaches are adapting with the times and not even trying to hide where they and their staff are recruiting, and you can add new Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi to that list.Pitt coaches were back #OnTheProwl #H2P pic.twitter.com/2w3pauQKVP— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) January 27, 2015This new development of coaches sharing their locations when out on the recruiting trail is a welcome one for fans, media and recruitniks alike. Here’s hoping more schools hop on this bandwagon.
October 13, 2019
One of the Alternative Concepts is for a two-lane option, while the other two concepts feature a variant of three-lane traffic.The only difference between the two three-lane concepts is one features more greenery while the other features less.The concepts that had been eliminated was sticking with the current conditions and reducing parts of 100 Street to one lane.According to Barrs, City Council will now have a look at the three Alternative Concepts on Thursday morning before moving to the next step of choosing the Preferred Concepts.“We’ll be presenting those to Council, hopefully getting their feedback and hopefully their direction as to which one they really want us to pursue to the end of the project.”A public session to view the Preferred Concepts will be taking place on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John held another public session of the 100 Street Design Charrette on Wednesday at the North Peace Cultural Centre.This was the second day of the Design Charrette which looked at Alternative Concepts for the project.MODUS Planning Professional Planner, Rob Barrs, says following from what they heard from Tuesday’s Open House, the Project Team narrowed down from five concepts to just three. For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.
October 12, 2019
Mumbai: Curbing insurgency in the Northeast has been his biggest achievement as home minister, according to Rajnath Singh who says Naxal violence in the country is also on the wane. The Union home minister asserts that BJP will come back to power with a thumping majority as people want the good governance of the Narendra Modi dispensation to continue. “The way Modiji has led the country at national and international levels in the last five years, there is not an iota of doubt about our win with three-fourths majority in these polls,” he claims. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Singh says as home minister, he worked, among other things, towards curbing insurgency in the Northeast and Naxalism in parts of the country. “Insurgency in Northeast is almost finished,” he told PTI in an interview. On Naxalism, he says, “We are now in the most favourable position since 1971, when more security personnel used to get killed than Naxals. Now the trend has reversed… Our security forces have been giving a befitting reply and eliminating Naxals.” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Earlier Naxals operated in 126 districts, but now their activities are limited to just six-seven districts, he says. “We are quite sure that in coming days, we will root them out. The elimination of insurgency in the Northeast has been my biggest achievement as home minister…even beyond my expectations,” the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh says. He also says that as home minister, he made maximum number of visits to Jammu and Kashmir and tried to find a long-term solution to the region’s problems, though it could not yield the desired results. “Now, time has come to review articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution (providing special status and rights to the state and its citizens) and assess what Jammu and Kashmir got and what it lost due to these two provisions,” he says. “My ministry also revoked the registration of 20,000 organisations which used to get money from overseas, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, and were involved in activities which were not in the interest of our country,” he says. Singh, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Lucknow, says he does not believe that Modi’s persona is overshadowing the work of other lawmakers and ministers. “Whatever ministers or MPs do, they do it after getting the team leader’s consent, it is but natural. All policy decisions are taken under the chairmanship of the prime minister. So, saying that the work of other ministers or MPs is overshadowed is not right,” he says. “People are smart enough and politically aware. They have their own parameters to gauge public representatives’ records and performances,” he adds. To a query why the BJP’s campaign has no mention of demonetisation and GST, Singh, who headed the party’s manifesto committee, says they are no longer poll issues. “Their (positive and expected) results have started surfacing. GST has been simplified several times and we have made it abundantly clear that whenever there is a need, we will come up with more simplifications so that the business class does not suffer,” he says. Asked why the BJP has ‘imported’ candidates from outside the party, like Bhojpuri film actors Nirahua and Ravi Kishan, Bollywood star Sunny Deol and Pragya Thakur, he says it shows the party’s “inclusive and pluralistic” character. “Let me clarify that the BJP’s core cadre is quite strong and we have no dearth of candidates. But there are some people in every society who have a large fan following and have some intrinsic political acumen. “When we get these people in our party, they become an integral part of the BJP family and by this way, our party becomes more inclusive and pluralistic,” he reasons. Asked about the BJP fielded only a few Muslim candidates, he says though he was not in a position to tell the exact number, but the party has given tickets to members from the community. “We are very careful about our core principal – ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. Unfortunately, the opposition parties are unsuccessfully trying to create a fear factor. But we have built a sense of confidence and I am quite sure that we will get their (Muslims) bigger support this time than what we got in the previous Lok Sabha election,” he claims. Singh says North Indians living in Maharashtra always supported the BJP ever since this party came to existence. He also dubs the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance as an “unbreakable bond”. “The coming together of two parties with same nationalist ideology is very rare. But this is possible only here in Maharashtra. Though we had some differences, but they have been resolved. The BJP-Shiv Sena have an unbreakable bond and we have proved it,” he adds.
October 12, 2019
Kolkata: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Bengal witnessed high-handedness of BJP candidates, particularly from Bharati Ghosh and Dilip Ghosh. While the former IPS officer, who is the BJP candidate from Ghatal, was found barging into booths illegally with her body guards, Dilip Ghosh, who is contesting from the Midnapore seat, was found using instigating language just beside a polling booth at Rampuria Primary School at Egra.The Commission had to restrict the movement of Bharati Ghosh and seized the vehicle in which she was moving, after it was found that she did not have the necessary permission to use the car. Ghosh, who faced agitation from Trinamool Congress supporters and some common people at several booths, lost her cool and one of her security guards resorted to firing at a booth near Dogachia in Ghatal, in which one Bakhtiar Khan sustained bullet injuries. The Election Commission has initiated FIRs against Ghosh and her associates for videographing and firing in booth, while an FIR was also lodged against Dilip Ghosh, who is also the state president of the saffron party, for a clash with TMC supporters in front of a booth where he allegedly used instigating language. Voting in the sixth phase that covered four districts of Jangalmahal, namely Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram, was peaceful apart from some sporadic incidents of trouble. The average voting percentage was 79.93 percent till 5 pm, which was a clear indication that people braved the sultry weather conditions and exercised their franchise. The Central Forces opened fire at five places and 26 people were injured in clashes related to elections. The police arrested 16 persons across the parliamentary constituencies that went to vote in specific cases, for incidents of violence that could have marred the peaceful voting process.
September 30, 2019
Kyrie Irving responded twice to the negative backlash he received for his celebratory yacht party last Friday which seemingly hosted only white women. Twitter initially reacted furiously to the pro baller’s turn-up, which was held after he won the NBA Finals with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavilers last week.Once video surfaced of the bash at Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas, social media users made their feelings known.But y’all dumb and just wanna perpetuate an angry black girl stereotype ?— Puddon (@Itsprincesssyd_) June 24, 2016Irving responded cryptically to the criticism June 25. In a photo posted on Instagram, he focused on the two women who were “all different shades.” The caption was complete with the hashtag #tryadifferentstory.https://www.instagram.com/p/BHEEUnpA0zx/But the backlash continued and the star was led to address it head on in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.“I was raised by the Black women in my family,” Irving wrote. “And for me to be connected to some nonsense like a ‘No Black girls allowed’ party is embarrassing and an inaccurate portrayal of who and what I represent as [a] man.”“I would like to apologize to anyone if they were offended initially without knowing any of what actually happened, but that story has no truth to it and I wanted to clear the air on all of this B.S,” he wrote suggesting there were Black women present. “And for those who know me, I’m sorry you all had to answer questions about a story as ridiculous as something like this.”The statement drew mixed reactions.Julianna Lobosky, a white woman, blamed the negative online response on pulling the race card.Cedreca Zabardast Strickland-Peacock was pleased that no Black women were at the party, alluding to lewd activities that occur at such events.But Tea Porter felt whether or not the party was white women only others acting like such a gathering would be okay was problematic.Dellyian Oteng Kobby had a colorblind view of the situation.
September 28, 2019
Junior forward LaQuinton Ross attempts a shot over a Nebraska defender during the Big Ten Tournament March 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. OSU won, 71-67.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — With a chance to play in their sixth straight Big Ten Conference Tournament Championship Game, all Ohio State has to do is get past its biggest rival.After clawing back from the bowels of an 18-point deficit Friday to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 71-67, the No. 5-seeded Buckeyes (25-8, 12-8) — powered by a career-high 26 points from junior forward LaQuinton Ross — now find top-seeded Michigan waiting for them in the semifinals.The Wolverines (24-7, 16-3), survived a scare from Illinois in the quarterfinals, holding on to win 64-63 after the Fighting Illini’s last second shot fell helplessly to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court.In the lone regular season meeting between OSU and Michigan, the Wolverines came to Columbus Feb. 11 and slid by the Buckeyes, 70-60.“This is a big time rivalry. Since I’ve been here that was the first time that’s happened, us only playing Michigan once and they beat us on our home court so it’s going to be a good game (Saturday),” Ross said after OSU’s victory against Nebraska. “Michigan’s a good team.”In the matchup last month — Michigan’s first win in Columbus in 11 years — OSU led by as many as eight in the second half, before Wolverine leading scorer and sophomore guard Nik Stauskas capitalized on an offensive dry spell by the Buckeyes take the lead for good. Stauskas led Michigan with 15 points, and freshman guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.OSU has won six of eight games since the loss, but senior guard Aaron Craft said the rivalry takes a bigger leap Saturday because it’s at the Big Ten Tournament.“I think it’s going to mean a lot. You never want to go out losing to them. Obviously it’s a big rivalry for us and we only have to play them once,” Craft said. “You miss being able to go up there and play in front of their fans. Luckily we get them again. Not that it makes it any easier or anything like that, but it’s going to be a big game and hopefully we come ready to play.”Michigan shot 10-30 from beyond the arc in its win Friday against Illinois, its first game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after earning a bye in the first round. OSU ranks third in the nation in defending the 3-pointer, as its opponents are shooting just 28.5 percent from there so far this season. Keeping the Wolverines’ shooters in check is going to be a team effort, Craft said.“Obviously they’re shooting the ball well. You’d think, first game coming in they’re not going to shoot that well with not that much time in the gym but they came out firing today,” Craft said. “It’s a team defensive game.”The game Saturday is set to be OSU’s third in three days, and after exerting plenty of energy while applying full court pressure to get back and eventually win the game against Nebraska, the Buckeyes could be feeling the effects.Don’t tell that to sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle, though.“I don’t think we’re tired at all. Our last week of practice being very intense, we did a lot of conditioning to get ready for the tournament,” Della Valle, who came off the bench to score 12 points against the Cornhuskers, said. “But we gotta be ready to stop their offense because they’re very good offensively, guys like Stauskas and (sophomore guard Caris) Levert. They can shoot threes, and we gotta play physical.”OSU is now 21-5 all-time the Big Ten Tournament, and the matchup with the Wolverines will be its 34th game this season. With that in mind, OSU coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes are getting to what they’ve been working for all year.“I think that you hope, at this point of the season, all the work you’ve done dating back this year, Sept. 28, it can come to fruition,” Matta said.With their biggest rivals standing in the way of fighting once again for Big Ten supremacy, getting up to play shouldn’t be a problem, Craft said.“If you have to be begged to play (Saturday) than I don’t know if you should be here,” Craft said.Tipoff is set for 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
September 18, 2019
Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise says he agrees with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese gaffer claimed his team would finish in the top four spot in the Premier League this season.The Red Devils’ form has improved lately, and Wise believes United can secure qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League.“I think United will be looking at the top four and thinking they can get above Arsenal and Tottenham,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“They have had a poor start and the amount of goals they have conceded is not like a Jose Mourinho team. Usually, they don’t give a lot away, so things have not been quite right, but I think – looking at the players they have got and the fact I think they will buy big in January – they will make the top four.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Asked about where they would need to strengthen, Wise said: “I think you are looking at the two centre-halves. I think that was his main concern in the summer.“They need a full-back on the right side too, I am sure he would like an established right-back.“I am sure there a few slots he wants to fill to make the team. This team, the way they are playing and the goals they are conceding, it’s not a Jose Mourinho team.”
September 17, 2019
Huddersfield Town midfielder Danny Williams was left disappointed after their narrow 1-0 defeat at Arsenal but says he’s “proud” of their performance.Huddersfield kept Arsenal’s attack at bay until the 83rd-minute when Lucas Torreira produced a stunning finish to condemn the visitors to their third defeat in a row, but Williams believes every player should be proud of their contribution.“It’s frustrating because we gave them a good game. Our game plan was to press them high and I think especially in the first half we did that very well,” Williams told the club’s website.“Second half we got a bit tired because of all the work we put in during the first half, but the fans of Arsenal got frustrated and stuff, so we thought ok, there’s something in this today.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Unfortunately, in the 85th minute they scored 1-0 and obviously, the quality they have they kept playing it down, so well done to them, but we can be proud of our performance today.“Everyone can see the progress we are doing, especially compared to last season.“Against Liverpool, Tottenham, we’ve given them all a good game, so like I said we can be proud of what we did today. The result was unfortunate, but I think we can be happy with the performance.”
September 17, 2019
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September 3, 2019
Passengers face immense suffering as strong currents of the river Padma has disrupted the ferry service at Shimulia and Kathalbari terminals. Assistant director at Shimulia ferry terminal Khandaker Khalid Dewan said the strong current in Padma had slowed down ferry service. The official also said it takes more time now as ferries are using an alternative channel of Lohaganj. Several hundreds of buses and trucks are stuck at Shimulia ghat of Lohajang in Munshiganj and Kathalbari ghat of Shibchar in Madaripur. A passenger of a Meghna Paribahan bus Kamaruzzaman said, “I am waiting at Shimulia ghat since early morning. I don’t know when I will cross the river.” Barisal-bound truck driver Babul Sarder said, “I was waiting since Monday night. I did not get a serial till 10:30am.”Police inspector at Shimulia ferry terminal Siddiqur Rahman said the pressure of transport has increased ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. He also said the number of vehicles increased due repair work at the Ro-Ro ferry service area. The police inspector said around 600 vehicles are waiting at the Shimulia ferry terminal and along the road. Khalid Dewan said a total of 16 ferries are in service. Three additional ferries will be engaged from 30 August ahead of Eid, the official added.
September 3, 2019
Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad but wants to proceed “step-by-step” and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Friday.“Our position on Assad is clear. We don’t believe that a united, peaceful Syria will be possible with Assad remaining in power. But we will see how Astana talks go, we want to go step by step at this point,” Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said.Speaking to reporters at a roundtable in Ankara, Kalin said fighting in Syria had largely stopped over the past two weeks under a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey.
September 3, 2019
BNP vice-chairman Khandker Mahbub Hossain. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP vice-chairman Khandker Mahbub Hossain on Friday urged their party leaders and activists to heat up the streets to have their chairperson Khaleda Zia freed from jail, reports UNB.”It would be very tough to free Khaleda Zia through a normal legal process as the government has destroyed all the institutions, including the judiciary. I personally don’t believe we’ll be able to have her released from jail depending on the rule of law,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “The only way to free her is to heat up the street. Until we do it, we won’t be able to have Khaleda Zia released from jail. So, let’s get united and wage a movement to free her.”Nagorik Odhikar Andolon Forum arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of all political prisoners, including Khaleda Zia.Khaleda has been in jail since 8 February last year as she was convicted in two graft cases.Mahbub, also one of the counsels of Khaleda, said the BNP chairperson was arrested out of government’s political vengeance with a political motive. “So, it is not possible to have her freed without the government’s goodwill.”He called upon the leaders of BNP and the Jatiya Oikya Front to launch a movement on a single issue of Khaleda’s release.Mahbub also questioned the justification of BNP’s decision to join the 11th parliamentary elections keeping Khaleda in jail.”We took part in the election depending on democracy-loving people without freeing Khaleda Zia. History will judge and our leaders will have to say one day whether it was a justified decision to join that election,” Mahbub said.
September 2, 2019
Listen X Gail DelaughterA presentation was made in teacher Nicole Perry’s classroom at Love Elementary School. Gail DelaughterThe Jacksonville Jaguars’ Kelvin Beachum helps students with a math exercise at Love Elementary.It was a special day for some second-graders at Love Elementary. The class got a pair of virtual reality glasses, hand-delivered by a real football player, Kelvin Beachum of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Beachum also brought another gift in honor of Super Bowl 51 — a $51,000 check from Chevron, to benefit STEM education in HISD. Love Elementary will get about $12,000. Teacher Nicole Perry says that outside help is critical, especially at schools that serve lower-income students. “With this new project we’re really going to be able to explore so many different science activities and social studies,” says Perry. “I can’t wait to help their brains grow some more.”And with rapidly changing technology, Chevron engineer Calicia Johnson says it’s essential for schools to keep up. “These kids know how to work an iPhone better than me,” says Johnson. “So it’s encouraging for them to be able to learn it and have that technology and have that access so they can continue to learn and be more engaged with the lesson the teacher’s trying to teach.” Chevron says it learned about the STEM program at Love through Perry’s application on the Donors Choose charitable website. 00:00 /01:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
September 2, 2019
00:00 /00:44 Listen Dr. David Michael Smith Dr. David Michael Smith 00:00 /00:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:49 00:00 /01:00 00:00 /00:34 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The local community reacted to Thursday’s U.S. military strike on a Syrian government airbase. According to president Donald Trump, the strikes were ordered in a response to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, earlier this week. Shireen Jasser is the president of the Syrian American Council’s Houston Chapter. They support the military action. And the Houston Socialist Movement’s Dr. David Michael Smith is against the strike.We asked 4 questions to both sides of local opinion. Listen Dr. David Michael Smith X X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:45 X 00:00 /00:38 Listen Share X X What’s your community’s response to the strike?Shireen Jasser Listen Syrian State media claims the strike caused civilian casualties. While this is unconfirmed, how does that make you feel?Shireen Jasser 00:00 /00:20 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Do you support the strike?Shireen Jasser To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Dr. David Michael Smith To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X What are your expectations for the strike’s repercussions?Shireen Jasser To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen
August 19, 2019
Universal Orlando has first behind-the-scenes look at ‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’ Tags: Theme Parks & Attractions, Universal Studios Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, November 2, 2017 Share ORLANDO — Universal Orlando’s newest attraction ‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’ will soon be racing into Universal Studios Florida.One of the world’s highest-grossing film franchises of all time, now with eight movies under its belt (and at least two more to come), The Fast and the Furious (also known as Fast & Furious) is set to get its own UO attraction with a scheduled opening date in spring 2018.Universal Orlando says guests will have the opportunity to “live the excitement they’ve seen on the big screen in a high-octane ride experience where they will become part of the Fast family.”Adds UO: “Here’s everything you need to know about Fast & Furious – Supercharged at Universal Orlando Resort”:Guests will encounter more of their favourite Fast characters than ever before in ‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’. For the first time ever, Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) will join the star-studded cast of the attraction, which includes Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and criminal mastermind Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’ will be the only place where guests can see. and even take photos with, 15 supercharged Fast & Furious cars, many of them driven by some of favourite Fast family members. Each vehicle, including Dom’s iconic Dodge Charger and Letty’s Turbo Truck, has been crafted by Dennis McCarthy, the man behind the cars for the Fast & Furious films.Guests will be able to select a time to ride ‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’ via the Official Universal Orlando Resort Mobile App or at kiosks located near the attraction entrance. “While you wait for your ride time, you can enjoy other experiences throughout Universal Studios Florida.”Guests can ‘live’ an original Fast & Furious story that expands on the films and brings them face-to-face with Fast characters. “As soon as you approach the attraction, you see Dom’s Dodge Charger parked outside – and you know exactly where you are. Inside, you’re immersed in the ultimate Fast & Furious experience. Hit songs from the films’ soundtracks fill the rooms as memorable scenes from the series play around you. You make your way through familiar places inspired by the films, like the Family Room – complete with photos of the Fast family – and Tej’s high-tech War Room. You are invited to attend a race after-party that can’t be missed, and Tej arranges for a custom party bus to get you there. As you make your way to the party, Dom calls with an urgent message. Owen Shaw is headed your way. A high-speed chase ensues, and you must rely on the Fast family to lead you to safety. But will it be enough to keep you and the gang from the clutches of Shaw?”More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsUO says more details about ‘Fast & Furious – Supercharged’ will be released in the coming months: “Stay tuned to the Universal Orlando blog for updates.”
August 19, 2019
WOW air reaches tentative agreement with last-minute investor << Previous PostNext Post >> PHOENIX — After Icelandair’s buyout deal fell through earlier this week, another company has swooped in to save the struggling WOW Air.Indigo Partners LLC, a Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, has announced an in-principle agreement has been reached with WOW to invest in the Reykjavik-based ULCC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Following successful completion of due diligence, both parties would work to close as soon as practicable. WOW’s CEO and primary shareholder, Skuli Mogensen, would remain a principal investor in WOW upon completion of the transaction.“The demand for low-cost air service continues to expand rapidly worldwide, and with Indigo as a partner, we hope to take full advantage of this highly attractive market segment,” said Mogensen. “I am excited to work with Indigo and I am convinced it is the best long-term move for our people and passengers.”Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, added: “Skuli and WOW’s management and employees have done a remarkable job in creating a well-regarded, successful ULCC brand. We have a strategic vision for the airline, and look forward to working with its employees and agents to deliver that vision.”More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsEarlier this week, it was reported that Icelandair backtracked on its plans to purchase rival WOW, a conclusion that interim President and CEO Bogi Nils Bogason called “disappointing”. Icelandiar announced its intention to purchase the ULCC in early November. Tags: Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, WOW air Share About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019 Alex Keerma Friday, November 30, 2018 Posted by
August 5, 2019
Letterkenny Shopping Centre is the place to be this weekend.On Saturday 24th November, make sure to time your weekly shop with Gary O’Hanlon’s Christmas food demonstration which is on in the centre from 2pm – 4pm.Ramelton man Gary is well known as one of Ireland’s leading TV chefs. He will run through his top tips for preparing and serving Christmas dinners which will help to make the big day as stress free as possible. Enjoy the craic with Gary and some tasty samples at the end of the demo. ShareTweet Black Friday offers are running in a lot of Letterkenny Shopping Centre stores all weekend, so if you are ready to start your Christmas shopping, this is the weekend to do it. Christmas truly begins with the arrival of Santa Claus. Visit the Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 2pm this Sunday when the big man in red will arrive and take his place in a magical grotto until he has to return to the North Pole on December 23rd. There will be fun, face painting, games and no doubt lots of smiling happy little faces to greet Santa. Letterkenny Shopping Centre is at the heart of the community, so why not join in the festive fun this weekend and let your ‘Christmas Memories Begin’.Check out @LetterkennyShoppingCentre for more!Star guests make Letterkenny Shopping Centre the place to be this weekend was last modified: November 23rd, 2018 by RachelRachel Tags: chef gary o’hanlondonegalletterkennyletterkenny shopping centreSanta Sponsored Content:Two very special guests are coming to Letterkenny Shopping Centre to launch the beginning of the festive season this weekend.Celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon and Christmas celeb Mr Santa Claus are both arriving at the Donegal shopping hotspot for great events that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
August 4, 2019
In This Issue… * Risk Assets take a beating… * Gross and others call for QE3… * China to repeat 2008-2009? * Here we go again… And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! Swinging A Mighty Hammer… Good day… And Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well… my first day back in the saddle went fairly well, the meetings were short-n-sweet, just the way I like them, and I got out of here at a decent time to get home and get my feet up… It was a busy day in the markets, with no economic data to guide the markets, they continued to steer toward the dollar… The currencies, metals, commodities and stocks are all on the run from the dollar this morning, all while people like PIMCO’s Bill Gross and Jan Hatzius at Goldman Sachs are telling their customers to prepare for QE3, to combat a slowing U.S. economy. Now, I don’t believe these two believe that QE3 is the answer that the Fed Heads believe it is, I think they are simply doing what I’ve said all along, and that is telling people what we see… And with the Fed Heads showing that they are bound and determined to keep the stimulus machine well oiled, they will once again feel that “they SHOULD do something”… However, the thought of QE3 might be shared by a few… the rest of the market participants haven’t gotten the memo yet… and the dollar is swinging a mighty hammer, and the risk takers, as I said yesterday, have all headed for higher ground… It’s a messy scene on the currency screens, I have in front of me… The Japanese yen is the only currency gaining VS the dollar this morning… And for those of you new to class, QE is Quantitative Easing, and QE3, would be the third round of QE that the Fed Heads implement… Now, I was told by someone that says he has friends in high places, and they don’t meet at the Oasis! No, seriously, his friends in high places have told him that the Fed will never call their next round of bond buying, or monetizing the debt, or when you get right down to it, money printing, Quantitative Easing… QE has become persona non gratis… So, while we all know what they’re doing… they won’t call it QE… And again, for those of you new to class, or a refresher for everyone else… The first two rounds of QE brought about higher stock prices, and a lower dollar against currencies and metals… So, that’s why I say the dollar is rallying in the face of these comments from Big Time analysts that QE3 is coming… Seems a little strange to me, how about you? You know… while I believe that the Chinese will continue with their slow general appreciation of the renminbi… I am having thoughts about 2008, when we saw the front of the storm… The Chinese basically held the renminbi steady until of June 2010, when they announced that they would return to a general appreciation of the renminbi. Will the Chinese do that again, or have they already begun to go down in their bunker? I ask this, because the renminbi hasn’t posted a gain in over a week! Yes, we’ve seen this before, but, given what I think is going on in the U.S. economy, and how badly the Eurozone has stepped in the dookie, I can’t seem to get the thought that it could be 2008 all over again for the Chinese… But… Let’s see… from August 2008 to June 2010, the renminbi remained steady Eddie VS the dollar, while 99% of the currencies lost ground, to the dollar as a safe haven… So, if that were to happen again, at least you have the potential opportunity to hold a currency that keeps your investment portfolio diversified with an allocation of an asset class that’s not dollar denominated, that holds its value in the face of dollar strength… I say “potential” because I don’t know any more than you do, if this is will happen… it’s just my opinion, and I could be wrong! So… here’s the rundown this morning… The euro has fallen below 1.30, as Greece can’t form a government, and the Greeks will have to go back to the election booths.. the Aussie dollar (A$) is still above parity, but is losing ground quickly, as the Aussie Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, threw the A$ under the bus again, by saying that the forecast for a budget surplus next year, will allow for more interest rate cuts… I have to stop for a minute here to say that I just don’t buy the Greek thing as the driver for further euro weakness… Initial weakness, yes… further weakness, no… It’s as if the markets are using it as an excuse to drive the euro down… Because, the Greek election thing is what it is… and yes, it presents an “unknown” which I’ve explained to you over the year that currency traders don’t like “unknowns”… but, this “unknown” is more like a tempest in a teacup, for not having a Greek Government doesn’t stop the Eurozone as a whole from functioning… OK… back to the blood in the streets, I mean the currencies and metals… Yesterday, at one point, Gold was down $40… It’s down another $15 this morning… Sure, go ahead and sell your Gold, get that price down so that I can buy more at a cheaper price! The selling of Gold, by some entity, either investors, hedge funds, Gov’t’s, isn’t stopping the Chinese from buying more Gold… Get this… Chinese Gold imports from Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2012 (this year!) totaled 135.5 metric tons… In 2011, the 1st QTR total was 19.7 metric tons! I’ve told you all quite a few times previous to this, but here goes… I truly believe that the Chinese are buying all this Gold so that when they finally allow their currency to be backed by Gold, in some percentage… It may not be 100%, but a 25% backing of Gold, would, in my opinion, make the renminbi the most attractive currency in the world… The Canadian dollar /loonie lost its grip on parity to the U.S. dollar yesterday. I think traders have given up their hope that all the lathering up they got from Bank of Canada (BOC) Gov. Carney, that interest rates would rise sooner than later. Canada saw some strong housing data yesterday, that briefly provided a speed bump to the decline in the loonie, but eventually the pull down from the U.S. dollar strength proved to be too much for Housing Data to offset. But, in case you’re keeping score at home, Canadian Housing Starts increased 14% in April, and like the U.S. the driver for Housing Starts is the multiple family units… The U.S. data cupboard is basically empty again today… Yesterday didn’t work out to well for the risk assets without data… I saw this blip yesterday and it struck me as something that is important… The Federal Reserve said borrowing by U.S. consumers rose in March for the seventh month in a row. Total borrowing increased $21.4 billion, the biggest jump since November 2001. Hmmm… very interesting don’t you think? And they say that you can’t get a loan? Seems like we’re heading right back to where we were prior to 2008… but then, that’s just me, I guess… Then There Was This… this was sent to me by Scott Pluschau, and he found it on Yahoo Finance… Here are the requirements to receive principal reduction on home loans at BOA… “To be eligible for the principal reductions, homeowners will have to meet certain criteria, including: having a loan owned or serviced by Bank of America, owing more on the mortgage than their property is worth, and being at least 60 days behind on payments as of the end of January” Chuck again… OK… what do I get for continuing to honor the contract I signed with my lender? What kind of principal reduction do I receive for being good, and continuing to pay on time? Have we really become a country of wimps? Take the easy way out? And what about BOA, not that I have a problem with them, but, what about giving these people some encouragement for making payments? Instead we just give everyone the easy way out? I shake my head in disbelief of what has come of this… To recap… The dollar is swinging a mighty hammer if the face of top analysts calling for QE3 to be coming soon… Gold has really gotten whacked the past two days. China has slowed down their general appreciation of the renminbi, is this 2008 again? U.S. consumers are borrowing at rates that haven’t been seen since 2001… Does that bother you like it does Chuck? Currencies today 5/9/12… American Style: A$ $1.0060, kiwi .7845, C$ .9955, euro 1.2965, sterling 1.6115, Swiss $1.0795, … European Style: rand 8.0250, krone 5.8415, SEK 6.8660, forint 223.55, zloty 3.2540, koruna 19.4570, RUB 30.31, yen 79.50, sing 1.2525, HKD 7.7630, INR 53.72, China 6.3096, pesos 13.47, BRL 1.9395, Dollar Index 79.98, Oil $96.35, 10-year 1.82%, Silver 28.85, and Gold… $1.587.15 That’s it for today… I mentioned the MoneyShow in Las Vegas yesterday where I’ll be headed next week to speak and mingle with EverBank clients. For those of you stuck on the right coast near the Big Apple… You could be in for a treat! The Big Boss, Frank Trotter will be speaking at the Hard Asset Conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City at 12:20pm on Tuesday – check out this link for the conference and stop by the EverBank booth for a chat with the gang. Speaking of the MoneyShow in Vegas, I’ve got to get working on my presentations! YIKES! I used to have people that volunteered to put together the slide shows for my presentations… Now I have to do them myself, and I’m not even your last choice for a Power Point expert! But, I’ll struggle through it… and with that, I thank you for reading the Pfennig, and hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837 www.everbank.com