The 20-year-old England player has been made what manager Brendan Rodgers described as “an incredible offer'”, believed to be £100,000-a-week, but negotiations have ended in stalemate. Sterling has insisted he is not a “money grabber” and Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, believes waiting until the season is over before resuming talks could be a wise move. Players’ chief Gordon Taylor insists Raheem Sterling is not being disloyal to Liverpool by putting any further talks about a new contract on hold until the summer. Taylor told Press Association Sport: “I don’t think it’s meant to be a sign of disloyalty to Liverpool. “Even Steven Gerrard, a Liverpool man all his career, had to think about his situation from time to time when there was a great deal of interest in him from other clubs. “As a player with two years left on his contract he’s obviously entitled to consider his options. “It is a little bit untidy however when the negotiating is taking place in the full glare of the media. “It’s the nature of the game now and it is not necessarily a bad thing for both the club and the player to concentrate on football and leave things on the contract until the end of the season. “They will want to focus on the run-in, the race for the top four and the Champions League places, and the FA Cup as well, and sometimes contract negotiations are the last thing you want to be worrying about.” Taylor added that he was confident Sterling was aware of what he owed to Liverpool and Rodgers. He said: “Raheem has got to feel very close to Liverpool and he will be aware that they have looked after him, that the manager Brendan Rodgers has put his faith in him and given him his opportunity.” Press Association
His manager Jurgen Klopp claims the striker could play a part at Upton Park, as he makes his way back from a hamstring injury. Divock Origi will definitely miss out, as a hamstring injury of his own looks like ruling him out for three weeks.
It’s not just the amazing turnaround from last season where Leicester narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship that makes their Premier League triumph so amazing.No, this time eight years ago the Foxes were facing up to life in the third tier for the first time in their (then) 124-year history when they dropped into League One following a 0-0 draw with Stoke, who earned promotion to the Premier League at the same time.How times change…VIDEO: LEICESTER PLAYERS CELEBRATE WINNING THE LEAGUE AT JAMIE VARDY’S HOUSE
Champions: Lagan HarpsLAGAN HARPS Ladies are All-Ireland Champions – winning the All-Ireland Junior Cup.Some soccer fans would reckon they did it the hard way, having to travel all the way to Tipperary to take on Tipperary.Well, it might be a long way to Tipperary, but the journey back to Donegal was a real pleasure as the Lagan Harps girls came back with the Cup after winning 8-1. Scorers were the brilliant Amber Barrett (2), the insatiable Lauren Harper (2), super Nakita Burke (2), effervescent Emma Mc Kinley (1) and all-round star Caroline Gallagher (1).Amber Barrett picked up player of the match too. There were also strong performances from Bernie Cannon, Catherine Fletcher, Kaneshia Mc Kinney and Nadine Crawford. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! LAGAN HARPS LADIES BEAT TIPP TO CUP was last modified: September 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJunior CupLagan HarpsTipperarywinners
It is, however, also a time for identifying outstanding challenges, such as increasing societal awareness, reducing the infection rate, providing adequate access to healthcare and support services and most importantly ensuring that everyone who requires antiretrovirals (ARVs) has access to treatment with the necessary and indispensable support facilities.A successful resolution of the challenges associated with HIV and Aids – whether it is prevention, treatment, care, or support – can only be accomplished if all South Africans join hands as partners and remain committed to common goals and promises.This is especially true in the context of this year’s World Aids Day theme – “Stop Aids. Keep the Promise” with the added tagline “Accountability”.According to Marcel van Soest, Executive Director of the World Aids Campaign, accountability is an essential building block of Aids prevention in the sense that it enables partners in the fight against Aids to establish “why programmes that work have not been implemented in the light of Universal Access and country target setting”.Accountability in this context furthermore ensures that the “world is informed and aware and that all leaders know that the public and civil society are watching” and by implication playing a role in the implementation of Aids prevention and treatment programmes.To ensure that the rollout of ARVs, the provision of care and support to those infected by HIV and those who have developed Aids-defining illness are adequately dealt with and everyone is held accountable, the South African government recently reinvigorated the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), chaired by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.This collaborative body incorporates the majority of stakeholders that are active in the arena of HIV and Aids prevention in the country. Its success in encouraging all sectors of society, including individuals, to take ownership of Aids prevention in the country relies heavily on leadership at every level of society as well as the mobilisation and cooperation in all sectors of society.Recent meetings of SANAC reaffirmed the mutual benefit that could be derived from cooperation and commitment and provided a unique opportunity for all participants and partners to monitor progress made, and to make the necessary suggestions required to increase the country’s responsiveness to the Aids pandemic.Committed partners in the fight against Aids in the country include Government, labour and business; health workers and scientists; communities and schools; NGOs, faith and community based organisations and traditional leaders. This commitment and mobilisation requires further integration into workplaces, study environments, and communities.These partnerships, which are in line with the ethos of accountability as suggested by Van Soest, will serve the country well in consolidating the fight against HIV and Aids. It will also extend South Africa’s capacity to implement the comprehensive plan that has been the centre of the fight against this pandemic in the past five years.Internationally, South Africa’s partnership extends to UNAIDS, individual governments, charitable foundations and the scientific community.South Africa’s Comprehensive Plan for Management, Care and Treatment of HIV and AIDS has already resulted in treatment of 213 828 persons by the end of September 2006 on antiretroviral therapy. These numbers are further supplemented by other sectors of South African society – such as the private sector, faith-based organisations, and other non-governmental formations – that have embraced the challenge to provide ARVs to persons with Aids.As part of the plan, each of the 53 health districts in the country now has at least one service point providing comprehensive HIV and Aids-related services, including antiretroviral treatment (ART), from prevention to terminal palliative care.A total of 250 laboratories have been certified to provide support to the programme and three pharmacovigilance centres have been established to monitor and investigate adverse reaction to treatment.Other essential elements that support and complement the comprehensive plan include the breaking down of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV prevention, treatment and care efforts.Prevention activities are further enhanced by the promotion of fundamental human rights principles of dignity, equality, non-discrimination, and freedom – these form some of the cornerstones of the country’s approach to HIV and Aids prevention, care and support activities.The solutions developed to overcome challenges associated with the pandemic have brought hope to people infected with or affected by HIV and Aids, and demonstrated the shared commitment of Government, civil society and other partners to sustain South Africa’s development and its “Age of Hope” as President Mbeki has characterised it.EndsIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)Tyrone Seale (012) 366-1900
16 April 2013 The South African government has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attacks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Pretoria said the abhorrent acts of terror, which left more than 34 civilians dead and 58 others injured, had no justification. “It is deeply despairing that the attacks occurred just as Somalia is beginning to show clear signs of a return to normalcy following the 22-year long conflict,” International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said on Monday. Monyela said the South African government sent condolences to the government and people of Somalia, as well as to the families of the deceased. He called on “all armed groups, particularly Al-Shabaab, to renounce violence and engage the legitimate government of President Hassan Mohamoud in a constructive manner towards peace and reconciliation, with a view to finding a lasting solution to the conflict”. The first attack on Sunday targeted the newly formed magistrate’s court in Mogadishu. Nine attackers, wearing uniforms and posing as government officials, detonated explosive vests, while others opened gunfire on civilians, leaving 29 dead. A second attack followed shortly thereafter, targeting a Turkish aid convoy that was in Somalia to help the Somali population. This attack killed five people. The bombings came a week after international warnings of imminent attacks by extremist group Al-Shabaab in different parts of Somalia. Source: SAnews.gov.za
champions leagueChampions League 2019-20Europefootball First Published: October 23, 2019, 1:44 PM IST The upcoming UEFA Champions League 2019-20 third matchday fixture will see Liverpool travel to Genk on October 24. The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Genk vs Liverpool fixture will be played at the Luminus Arena. In their last Champions League outing, Liverpool kept a clean slate as they defeated Red Bull 4-3, whereas Genk held a goalless draw against Naopli. Both sides will be meeting for the first time ever. With three points from two games played so far, Liverpool are currently third on the Group E table. Meanwhile, Genk have secured only one point from their last two games.For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah is back in the squad but it’s still not known whether he will participate in the game or not. Salah had picked up an ankle injury earlier this month. Manager Juergen Klopp has said that he is not willing to take any risk with the 27-year-old Liverpool forward. “It looks promising. Yesterday we weren’t sure, today it looks good but we won’t take any risks. We will see how he does overnight,” Klopp told reporters when asked about the Egyptian’s participation. Liverpool centre back Joel Matip (sore knee) and full back Trent Alexander-Arnold (virus) will be on the bench for the upcoming fixture.On the other hand, Genk will step into the turf without goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, who is suffering from injury.UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Genk possible starting line-up vs Liverpool:Coucke; Maehle, Lucumi, Dewaest, Uronen; Heynen, Hagi, Berge; Ito, Samatta, BongondaUEFA Champions League 2019-20 Liverpool possible starting line-up vs Genk:Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, ManeWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 12:30 am on October 24. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 10.25 pm slot and six that will start at 12:30 am on October 24.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Genk vs Liverpool will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.How can I stream it?The Champions League Genk vs Liverpool live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)On-campus parking authorities can be the bane of many college students’ existences, even if you are a football star like Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. This afternoon, Elliott’s car was ticketed outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, OSU’s indoor practice facility. Needless to say, Elliott isn’t exactly happy about receiving the citation. So how campus park gonna ticket me at the woody …. pic.twitter.com/qtIiTpFx6n— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015How do I get a parking ticket at the THE FREAKING FACILITY— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015Amazingly, former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman’s car was ticketed nearly one year ago today, and he too was ticked about it. Memo to Ohio State’s parking authority: lighten up a bit!
CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. shareholders are seeking to force the company to be more transparent about its water-related risks from pollution and climate change, as well as its lobbying activities and expenditures.A motion sponsored by Fonds de Solidarite des Travailleurs du Quebec, a $13.7-billion socially responsible investment firm, regarding water-related risks will be voted on at Imperial’s annual meeting on April 27.OceanRock Investments Inc., a $1.5-billion fund associated with Desjardins Group, has sponsored the lobbying motion.Imperial is recommending shareholders vote against both because it says it already provides enough transparency.Laura Gosset, engagement analyst for the Shareholder Association for Research and Education or SHARE, says her organization was turned down when it asked Imperial to voluntarily adopt more transparent policies on water risk.“As one of the largest oil producing and refining companies in Canada, Imperial’s heavy reliance on water for its production processes means the company and its investors are exposed to potential physical, regulatory and reputational water-related risks, both in terms of water consumption and wastewater disposal,” she said.Gosset is hoping strong shareholder support for the motion will encourage the company to reconsider and accept reporting practices that are being followed by many of its peers, including Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc.In a regulatory filing, Imperial said its disclosures about water risk provide the “necessary transparency,” and its compliance with lobbying laws means its activities are already reported in associated lobbying registries.Meanwhile, pipeline company TransCanada Corp. is recommending investors vote in favour of a shareholder motion being considered at its annual meeting also on April 27 in Calgary.The motion calls for TransCanada to report on how it is assessing long-term risks in relation to climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy.In a filing, it said it welcomes the opportunity to improve its disclosure.Oilsands giant Suncor Energy brought forward shareholder motions at its annual meeting in 2016 calling for it to provide more detail on its plans to thrive under tougher climate policy and on its political lobbying.Shareholders followed management’s recommendations in the votes, approving the former motion and defeating the latter.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this story: (TSX:IMO, TSX:HSE, TSX:CVE, TSX:TRP, TSX:SU)
Ohio State freshman running back Demario McCall (30) runs in a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNot many people can slow Demario McCall down.The sophomore H-back has dazzling speed. He averaged six yards on 63 carries and 22.5 yards per catch on six receptions in his first two seasons at Ohio State.But last year, McCall dealt with an obstacle that not only slowed him down, but shut him down, ending his season nearly before it even began. A day after the 2017 spring game, he underwent groin surgery to repair a sports hernia. He never fully recovered and said it continued to bother him “on-and-off.”After serving as running back Mike Weber’s backup as a freshman, many people expected McCall to take a significant offensive role in 2017. H-back Curtis Samuel and wideouts Dontre Wilson and Noah Brown left for the NFL, opening extra touches for playmakers like McCall. His anticipated leap never happened, though.McCall’s health prevented him from taking a major role in Ohio State’s offense. Instead, the Buckeyes relied upon Weber and freshman J.K. Dobbins at running back and Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill at H-back. The team also relied on Campbell and Weber as primary kick returners, and Hill as the primary punt returner.McCall did not touch the ball for the first three weeks of the season, then he caught one pass against UNLV in the fourth week of the season. The next week against Rutgers, McCall racked up a team-high 103 yards on 11 carries, including a 48-yard touchdown, and a 35-yard touchdown catch. Even after his dominance of the Scarlet Knights, head coach Urban Meyer expressed skepticism about McCall’s health.“He’s got more in the tank than what I saw,” Meyer said after Ohio State’s game against Rutgers. “So, you know, in that one where he broke away, usually he’s out. We’re still fighting through that thing. He’s doing a good job trying to fight through it.”McCall had three carries the following game, but never played again the remainder of the season. The Buckeyes opted to use a medical redshirt on McCall instead of hoping he could finally overcome the groin injury, Meyer said.Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Demario McCall (30) waits to return a kick in the third quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe health issues were exacerbated by the difficulties McCall was already experiencing as he attempted to transition to H-back from running back, the position he played in high school. McCall said the coaching staff caught him off guard a few weeks into the season when he was told he would move away from running back to become a full-time slot receiver. That shift required a mindset adjustment because, as McCall said, “Once a tailback, always a tailback.”“I still had to work on myself becoming a receiver and not a tailback because I had the mindset of ‘I’m a tailback, but I’m going to help the receivers.’ That’s one thing that I had to change,” McCall said after the Cotton Bowl. “Now that I know that I’m a receiver, I had to put more work into jugs, route-running, top ends, just things like that.”Whether McCall will be able to show off those improvements remains uncertain. The same players as last season — Hill and Campbell — will presumably remain ahead of him on the depth chart entering next season. And given his diminutive 5-foot-9, 195-pound frame and Meyer’s penchant to play receivers who have blocking skills, McCall must overcome inexperience, injury and stature to earn playing time.The Buckeyes struggled to find a consistent top option in the passing game last season. Not many players have a higher top-end speed than Campbell, but he struggled to catch the ball. Hill has great hands, but lacks explosion. On the outside, wideouts Terry McLaurin, Austin Mack, Binjimen Victor and Johnnie Dixon each had standout moments, but no one made consistent plays. McCall might be the missing playmaker if given the opportunity. But regardless of the amount of touches he receives, McCall has only one goal in 2018, and it does not involve carries, catches or returns. “Physically, I want to be 100 percent healthy,” McCall said. “Without being 100 percent healthy, you’re a step behind. And that’s one thing I don’t want to be is a step behind because I was a step behind or two this year. It’s not a good feeling.”The speedy McCall is not used to being a step behind. Against Rutgers on Sept. 30, the only players a step behind wore Scarlet Knight uniforms. He might not have a clear path to playing time, but McCall’s inarguable talent with a regained burst offers Ohio State an intriguing weapon in 2018 it could not unleash last season.