10 months agoMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwood

first_imgMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwoodby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United U18s coach Neil Ryan has praised Mason Greenwood as a match-winner after his incredible hat-trick against Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup on Monday.The Red Devils clinched a 4-3 victory and passage into the fourth round over the five-time consecutive champions.”Mason’s the match-winner it’s clear, you can see he’s going to get you goals and he’s always dangerous, but you can’t underestimate the rest of the team and the work they’ve done,” Ryan told reporters after the match. “D’Mani Mellor ran himself into the ground, and so did every player on the pitch. We’re not just a one-man team, it’s the full squad and we have players to come back.”Yes, Mason was fantastic, I can’t fault that. Great goals, and he gets a hat-trick in one of the biggest games, and we want more of these big games for our boys.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Here’s How The Big Ten Would Handle A 3-Team Tiebreaker

first_imgA Michigan fans reaction to the end of the Michigan Michigan State game.Where will Michigan fans rank? Michigan FansMichigan FansOn Saturday, Michigan State snuck past Michigan on a touchdown off of a fumbled punt. The Spartans now have an important edge on the Wolverines, but the game proved that the two teams are incredibly close. Ohio State beating Michigan State, and Michigan defeating Ohio State in “The Game” definitely seems plausible at the moment, and if those three teams don’t lose to anyone else, the Big Ten could find itself with a ridiculous tiebreaker scenario. A three-way tie between the Buckeyes, Spartans, and Wolverines would negate the first four tiebreakers: records vs. one another, records vs. rest of division, records vs. highest finishers in the division, and record against common conference opponents. The fifth tiebreaker sends things to the College Football Playoff poll, which could complicate things further. ESPN’s Brian Bennett has more:The fifth tiebreaker states that the highest ranked team in the College Football Playoff poll would be the division representative in Indianapolis, unless the two highest-ranked teams are within one spot of each other. So if, say, Ohio State was No. 4 and Michigan was No. 5 and Michigan State 7th, the Wolverines would go based on their head-to-head win vs. the Buckeyes.Michigan jumping a higher ranked Ohio State would be controversial to begin with, but this scenario could also have the three teams waiting for a few days to find out which team heads to Indianapolis at all.The potential issue here, of course, is that the playoff selection committee’s poll does not come out until Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET. So we could have a situation where all three teams are waiting around for three full days after their regular-season finale, unsure who is advancing to play the West Division champion. That would make for a nightmare situation in terms of game preparation for the East teams and the West winner. Add in ticket sales, hotel rooms and other travel arrangements, and it becomes total chaos.If this comes to pass, we have to imagine that the Big Ten will look to streamline their process going forward. Right not, it definitely doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch. [ESPN]last_img read more

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Klaveness Combination Carriers Boosts CLEANBU Orderbook

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Klaveness Klaveness Combination Carriers, owned by Klaveness Ship Holding, has declared an option for the construction of a sixth combination carrier, CLEANBU, with Chinese builder Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. The delivery date is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. The company said that the construction of the five sister vessels is progressing in line with schedule and that the first vessel from the batch will be delivered in December 2018/January 2019. “We are very happy to grow the CLEANBU fleet further and believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the improving product tanker and dry bulk markets. Following the equity raise this fall, the sixth vessel is fully funded in terms of equity,” says Lasse Kristoffersen, Chairman of the Board of Klaveness Combination Carriers.To remind, the company,  launched in April 2018 to own and operate modern combination carriers, raised around USD 45 million in net proceeds from a private placement of shares, aimed at financing newbuilding construction.Following the declaration, the KCC fleet will grow to 15 vessels by the end of 2020. The company holds options for further vessels.last_img read more

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Investments Continue to Strengthen Gaelic Language and Culture

first_imgNOTE: Details of the projects receiving support under the Gaelic Activities Program follow this release. The Gaelic language and culture in Nova Scotia continues to be strengthened thanks to ongoing investments by the province. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, Nov. 4, that the province is providing almost $33,000 for six projects that will promote and develop the Gaelic language and culture. “The Gaelic culture is an integral part of our history and has influenced many aspects of our lives today,” said Mr. MacDonald. “By investing in community-based projects that keep the Gaelic language and culture alive, the province can play an important role in preserving our heritage.” The projects are all different in scope — one is provincewide and the others are based in Cape Breton, Antigonish and Pictou counties, and Halifax Regional Municipality. The Antigonish Highland Society is one of the organizations receiving funding under the program. The province will contribute more than $3,000 to the society to offer after-school Gaelic classes for students at St. Andrews Consolidated School. “This program will provide an opportunity for young people to gain at least some familiarity with what is really their own language — a language that was widely spoken until recently and to some extent is still spoken by the people in this area,” said Donnie Beaton, board member, Antigonish Highland Society. Comunn Feis an Eilein in Cape Breton, will receive almost $12,000 to provide Gaelic immersion instruction in Sydney, Christmas Island, Baddeck, Iona and Little Narrows. “This intensive Gaelic language program has generated a great deal of interest and enthusiasm among Gaelic learners in these communities,” said Allison MacKenzie, co-ordinator, Comunn Feis an Eilein. “It’s a major step forward in the revitalization of the Gaelic language in Nova Scotia.” Established in 2004, the Gaelic Activities Program funds projects that increase Gaelic language opportunities in Nova Scotia and that encourage and promote all forms of Gaelic cultural expression. It also supports projects that develop skills — such as leadership, fundraising, communication and planning — of the people involved in Gaelic activities. To date, the province has invested more than $156,000 in 35 projects. More information about the program is available on the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/culture/culture_gaelic_wtd.asp . The Gaelic language and culture contributes more than $23 million a year to the province’s economy through cultural products, events and activities.last_img read more

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Karachi airspace shut till August 31

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan has closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace from August 28 till August 31, the country’s civil aviation authority said on Wednesday after the government’s announcement that it is mulling a complete ban on the use of the country’s airspace by Indian flights. The ban will affect all international flights using the three routes above Karachi. It further provides pilots with an alternate route to circumnavigate Karachi airspace. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe four-day ban will expire on September 1, the aviation authority said in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). The closure came at the heels of announcement by Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry who tweeted on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of airspace with India. Pakistan’s Cabinet on Tuesday discussed the idea of disallowing India to use the country’s airspace for flight and the land route for trade with Afghanistan. The final decision will be taken by Prime Minister Khan. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPakistan had fully closed its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27. On May 15, Pakistan extended its airspace ban for flights to India till May 30. It fully opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on July 16. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner after it downgraded the diplomatic ties with India in protest to India’s decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Pakistan also suspended its trade with India and stopped the train and bus services.last_img read more

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Stars Announced For Fifth Biennial Stand Up To Cancer Television Special

first_imgStand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again joining forces to support the fifth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT).Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Charlie Wilson, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric will all appear in the inspiring broadcast.In addition, celebrated recording artists, Celine Dion and Keith Urban with Little Big Town will perform moving tributes in honor of all those standing up to cancer. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.Academy Award-nominated actor and founder of the Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation, Bradley Cooper, will executive produce the broadcast event and appear in it. Cooper will work alongside award-winning production team Done + Dusted, in collaboration with the Stand Up To Cancer production team.The telecast will run on the major U.S. broadcast networks and a host of cable channels; it will be streamed worldwide via major online services; a Spanish-language version will run on major Spanish channels; and a Canadian-inclusive version will be shown by the principal English-language broadcasters and services in Canada.Leading up to the live show, SU2C is rallying the nation in a powerful social media campaign, #Reasons2StandUp, inviting supporters to share, through photos and video posts, how cancer has impacted their lives. Whether standing up for a friend, family member, or a personal experience with the disease, #Reasons2StandUp reminds the world that we are all in this fight together. Select user-generated content will then be featured on the September 9th telecast.“We all have a reason to stand up,” said Bradley Cooper, executive producer of the SU2C telecast. “Stand Up To Cancer is a sustained movement that impacts millions of lives. We honor the personal stories that motivate individuals to fight, and that highlight the urgent need to get new methods of treatment to the patients who so desperately need them.”The telecast will broadcast live from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, E! Entertainment, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, Fusion, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. For the first time, there will be a Spanish version of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast airing nationally on Galavision, HBO Latino, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL and Univision Deportes, and locally on Univision Puerto Rico. In addition, the show will stream live on SU2C’s Facebook page, Yahoo, SU2C’s YouTube page, MLB.com and in Spanish on Univision.com. USA Network will air the Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 PM CT. It will also be available on Hulu on Saturday, Sept. 10.This star-studded appeal continues to build public support for groundbreaking translational research, supported through SU2C programs, that can provide patients with new therapies to save lives now. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across institutions and international boundaries to collaborate on finding new treatments that can account for more than 80 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the US and Canada.The first four SU2C telecasts took place on September 5, 2008, September 10, 2010, September 7, 2012, and September 5, 2014, and were made available to more than 190 countries. The first Canadian-inclusive SU2C telecast aired in 2014, and this year’s show will again air across all four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, City, CTV, and Global. Additionally, Canadian services AMI, Bloomberg TV Canada, CHCH, CHEK, Fight Network, Hollywood Suite, Joytv, NTV and TLN will also air the telecast, and it will be available on-demand on shomi and TELUS Optik TV in Canada.SU2C is a major force in the development of innovative and more effective cancer treatments such as immunotherapy, which empowers the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. SU2C is supporting advancements in immunotherapy treatments for leukemia, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas, head and neck, lung, and ovary. SU2C also supports development of precision therapies tailored to the patient’s specific genetic and molecular makeup in prostate and colorectal cancers and melanoma, among others; new technology to accelerate research; early detection of colorectal cancer; prevention of ovarian cancer; and groundbreaking work on cancer stem cells and the epigenetics (processes that control so-called “packaging” of DNA) of cancer, among other new fields.To date, more than $370 million has been pledged to support SU2C’s innovative model of collaborative cancer research. Since launching in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has brought together more than 1,200 of the best and the brightest research scientists from more than 140 leading institutions in seven countries to fund 19 “Dream Teams,” and six translational research teams; as well as 36 early-career, innovative scientists carrying out high-risk, potentially high-reward projects. The research is aimed at ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 160 clinical trials involving over 9,000 patients. Work by SU2C-supported researchers has led to FDA approval of two new treatments.The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, is the official Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer. AACR is responsible for administering the grants and providing scientific oversight in conjunction with the SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).As SU2C’s founding donor, Major League Baseball has provided both financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer grassroots movement by encouraging fans worldwide to get involved. In addition to MLB, SU2C’s “Visionary” donors include Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Mastercard; and The Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Major donors and collaborators include American Airlines, American Cancer Society, CVS Health, Fifth Third Bank, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Merck, and Rally Health. Other key supporters and collaborators include Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, Dutch Cancer Society, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Lilly Oncology, The Laura Ziskin Family Trust, Melanoma Research Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, The Parker Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Van Andel Research Institute.Collaborators providing multi-year support for SU2C Canada research through the inaugural Stand Up to Cancer Canada Initiative include: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), with support from CIBC; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cancer Stem Cell Consortium; Genome Canada; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. AstraZeneca Canada and MasterCard are the first corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.last_img read more

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REBECCA LIDDIARD PETER KELEGHAN JOIN CAST OF TORONTO PREMIERE OF DRY POWDER

first_imgAdvertisement Evermore Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Alias Grace) and Peter Keleghan (Workin’ Moms, Murdoch Mysteries) have joined the Toronto premiere production of Dry Powder.Liddiard will star as Jenny, a hyper-intelligent, emotionally absent Darwinian capitalist and partner in KMM Capital Management, a private equity firm struggling to make a comeback from a PR disaster. “Jenny is such a fresh, sharp, and tragic character”, says Evermore producer Greg White, “Rebecca will bring so much to Jenny, she really can do anything, Rebecca is an incredibly talented artist. Fans of Rebecca’s work have a lot to look forward to!”.Keleghan stars as Rick, the head of KMM Capital Management, a gifted business mind with a penchant for extravagance. “Peter is a comedic genius.”, says White, “I remember first being introduced to Peter’s work on CBC’s The Newsroom, a series that was truly ahead of its time. Peter’s performance stayed with me for twenty years, such a natural and perfect artist to portray Rick.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Dry Powder will run at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, April 4th-20th, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the public starting December 3, 2018.About Dry PowderThe same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick Hannel threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick’s partners, has a dream of a deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song that will rescue his boss from the PR disaster. But Jenny, Rick’s other partner, has an entirely different plan: to maximize returns, no matter the consequences. The game is on in this satirical, razor-sharp play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done. Written by Sarah Burgess, Dry Powder premiered at The Public Theater in March 2016, directed by Thomas Kail, starring Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria and Sanjit De Silva.About Rebecca LiddiardRebecca Liddiard is a Toronto-based Canadian actress active in film, television and theatre. In the theatre Rebecca’s work has earned her a Dora award nomination and recognition for her work in new plays including the critically acclaimed production and remount of Mustard by Kat Sandler at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and Electra in Bosnia by Judith Thompson, which premiered in Greece. She is most widely known for her lead roles as “Morality Officer Mary Shaw” on CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries, as “Constable Adelaide Stratton” on the FOX/Global TV/ITV series Houdini & Doyle, and as Ella on the web series Mslabelled. Other select credits include playing “Mary Whitney” on the CBC/Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, and a role in the upcoming feature film Run This Town. Rebecca has studied performance for film and theatre at home and abroad, she is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.About Peter KeleghanBorn and raised in Montreal, Peter studied acting at John Abbott College and Concordia University, The London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art in England, and York University in Toronto. He went on to become a member of The Second City, The Stratford Festival, and The Shaw Festival. Peter is an eighteen time Gemini Award nominee and a five-time winner in the category of Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for (among others) his roles as the self-absorbed Jim Walcott in The Newsroom, and the vain Alan Roy in Made In Canada. He currently has a continuing guest role on Murdoch Mysteries as Terrence Meyers and as Richard in the CBC series Workin’ Moms for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2018. In the US, Peter guest starred in some of television’s most popular series including Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, and Cheers. Peter is the recipient of the Actra Award of Excellence for 2009 in part for his work helping to create The Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union. He is also an active advocate and speaker for Greenpeace Canada and Aireum- Canada’s broadcast museum. Peter currently resides in Toronto with his partner Leah Pinsent.About Evermore Theatre CompanyEvermore Theatre Company is a Toronto based theatre company producing premieres and revivals of the most riveting, engaging, and entertaining theatre from the world of Off-Broadway.For more information about Evermore Theatre Company and additional creative team bios, please visit www.evermoretheatre.comby BWW NewsDesk Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Indigenous womens advocate had no idea Order of Canada was coming

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN News Jeannette Corbiere Lavell’s advocacy has spanned decades.Her work has taken her across Canada and even international borders.Now she will travel to a special ceremony in Ottawa to receive the prestigious Order of Canada.“I received a call just out of the blue from the Governor General’s office,” she told APTN News Wednesday. “No prior warning. No rumours or anything. I had no idea this was coming.”Corbiere Lavell was at her home on the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve in Ontario when she got the surprising news.The call came in early December but she said she could only share the news with immediate family until it was made public on December 29.Corbiere Lavell joins 124 other recipients being recognized for their contributions to Canadian society. She is being singled out for her “leadership in advocating for Indigenous women’s rights throughout Canada, notably for advancing gender equality under the law.”The advocate is best known for challenging the Indian Act in 1971 after she married a non-Indigenous man resulting in the loss of her Indian status. At the time Section 12(1)(b) of the Indian Act stated a woman would lose her legal Indian status if she married a non-Indigenous man, and would inherently lose any rights associated with being a status Indian.Deeming the Indian Act discriminatory against women she filed a legal suit against the federal government. In 1973 the case went to the Supreme Court of Canada where she lost.Despite the loss, Corbiere Lavell’s case paved the way for some changes to the Act in 1985.“Technically we didn’t win in 1973 at the Supreme Court but nonetheless it opened up all this big discussion and the controversy. Good and bad controversy,” said Corbiere Lavell.She says this recognition is a reflection of the ongoing role Indigenous women and girls play in advancing Indigenous rights.“We have many women – young and older – who are doing amazing amounts of work at the community level, either in health, education or just looking at our rights in the Indian Act and our human rights,” she said.An exhibit outlining Corbiere Lavell’s fight is on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. In November she saw it for the first time and reflected on the issues with the Indian Act, including Bill C-31.“The Indian Act is still there trying to obliterate any kinds of rights that we have, and it’s still going on in terms of our land and other aspects of our life,” she said.More than a dozen Indigenous people will receive the Order including Fred Sasakamoose, who was the first Indigenous player in the NHL, and Fisher River Cree Nation Chief David Crate, for improving access to technology for Manitoba First Nations.last_img read more

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Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emails

CHICAGO — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories.Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as “Islam is a cult and not a religion.” Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace and education.Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails, saying he believes “bigoted ideas are wrong.”Cubs’ Chairman Tom Ricketts issued a separate statement saying his father’s emails don’t reflect the values of the Cubs and highlighting that his father isn’t involved in the Cubs’ operations.Joe Ricketts sold 34 million shares of TD Ameritrade to help purchase the Cubs in 2009.The Associated Press read more

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Global postal services issue new stamps under UN effort to mark 30

Nearly 3 million individual stamps will circulate within and across borders in countries as diverse as Belarus, Fiji, Iraq, Malawi and Uruguay, according to a news release issued by the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The UN Postal Administration is also issuing three stamps that will be sold at its offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna.“Stamps – these formidable mini works of art – are noble ambassadors that leave important messages in the hands of all who receive mail,” said Edouard Dayan, Director General of the Berne-based agency.“The Universal Postal Union is proud that so many posts have responded to our call to raise awareness of critical issues like HIV. Once again, this initiative goes to show the incredible outreach value of postal services worldwide,” he stated.The initiative is part of the global HIV campaign launched in 2009 by the UPU, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNI Global, which represents 900 trade unions worldwide.Many stamps are being issued this month to coincide with the three-day high-level meeting on AIDS, which begins at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday and provides an opportunity to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response.“This is an excellent and important initiative to get people around the world talking about AIDS,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “One of the greatest barriers in the AIDS response is the stigma and discrimination surrounding the disease. By initiating dialogue around HIV, these little stamps will play a big role in helping to break down some of those barriers.”This week’s landmark General Assembly meeting on AIDS will bring together some 30 heads of State and government, along with senior officials, representatives of international organizations, civil society and people living with HIV.Member States are expected to adopt a new declaration that will reaffirm current commitments and commit to actions which will shape the future of the AIDS response 30 years into the epidemic and 10 years since the Assembly’s Special Session on HIV/AIDS in 2001. 6 June 2011At least 20 postal services around the world are issuing stamps and other products as part of a United Nations initiative to highlight 30 years battling the AIDS epidemic, during which 60 million people have become infected with HIV and nearly 30 million people have died of AIDS-related causes. read more

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Cameron meets Sirisensa offers £66m over 3 years

Britain will give Sri Lanka £6.6m over three years to help the battle-scarred country continue its recovery from a long civil war, the Independent reported.The offer was made when UK PM David Cameron met President Maithripala Sirisensa at the Commonwealth summit in Malta today. The British Prime Minister said: “Britain is committed to standing up for those affected by Sri Lanka’s civil war. This £6.6m funding is part of a long-term UK commitment to supporting stability and prosperity in Sri Lanka.” The money will be backed up by a non-resident defence attache and access to British armed forces training to help with military reform. The aid will also help people displaced from their towns and villages during the bloodshed to return home.

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How Uber Eats and Car2Go are changing the way developers build condos

Experts are already expecting autonomous car, electric scooter and bike companies to invade Canada in the coming years, giving condo developers and operators a whole new set of challenges. They could be joined by drone-based delivery services, pet-sharing companies or businesses centred entirely on delivering products like cannabis or medicine.Those tech-based services haven’t made significant inroads in Canada yet, but auto-sharing, food delivery and home rental services have, said Fenton.Car-sharing service Car2Go, for example, has eyed partnerships like one it struck with Knightsbridge Homes at Calgary’s first condo development without parking, the N3. The partnership involved Knightsbridge purchasing Car2Go minutes and splitting them amongst tenants in the building’s 120 units, eliminating the need to own a vehicle.Car2Go has also worked with real estate company Strategic Group on their one6 building in Calgary to offer two dedicated Car2Go vehicle spaces and with Austeville Properties and Seylynn Village in downtown and North Vancouver to offer similar Car2Go spaces.Condo developers are also dabbling in the social media world when building new units. In 2014, condo developer Tridel partnered with Vancouver-based social networking business Bazinga, which runs a platform that lets residents chat with each other and building staff, book amenities, access important documents and receive news about their community. Bazinga said it is currently used in more than 1,000 buildings across Canada and close to 100,000 units in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.When rolling out tech-based offerings, Fenton said developers often think about the features they most yearn for in their own homes. Sometimes they’ll even turn to tech companies for advice on what they can do to make their space more conducive to newly emerging services.Uber Canada’s director of public affairs Adam Blinick said the company is aware of a developer behind a Los Angeles project making an effort to ensure parking areas are flat and rampless, so they can be repurposed as gyms or other amenities when condo dwellers own fewer cars and rely more on ride-hailing services.Blinick said Uber has had recent conversations with Canadian developers around how to make buildings more tech friendly, but they have mostly been of an “exploratory nature.”However, he added, “I do anticipate these will be things we see more and more of and they will become more concrete as time goes on.” TORONTO — When the future residents of Toronto’s Line 5 condo building order home delivery of groceries or a bite from Uber Eats or Foodora, there will be no need to rush home to ensure their food isn’t left at the front desk to get cold.Instead, the products will wait in designated hot and cold food storage rooms — just one of the ways developers are kitting out their projects with technology-driven designs.In addition to the haven for grocery and food delivery, Line 5 will have a designated spot for Uber and Lyft rides, a high-tech shared working space for those who want to work from home and an exercise room outfitted with a gym system that mixes arcade-style activities with fitness.Condo flipping was never the culprit behind Vancouver and Toronto’s home price spikesBuyers of new condos get twice the space in Waterloo as in TorontoMillennial housing crisis? Turns out, it’s real and worse than you thoughtSuch features are slowly becoming more common as developers across the country contend with technology that is redefining how people live, work and play, creating a demand for new kinds of condo features and amenities.That demand has pushed developers from Vancouver to Halifax to reserve parking spaces for autoshare companies, carve out delivery spaces, develop condo-focused social networking apps and install high-tech Peloton exercise bikes that are outfitted with screens to let users cycle alongside celebrity fitness instructors.This tech-based condo revolution has come in the last two years and is changing quickly, said Shane Fenton, the chief operating officer of Reserve Properties, who attributed the shift as the reason why his company has grown obsessed with what thousands of future occupants of the Line 5 towers will want in their condos when they start moving in around Sept. 2022.“A lot of condo developments have to catch up to the way we are living,” Fenton said. “In two more years, God knows how different it is going to be.”An Uber Eats delivery person in downtown Toronto. Peter J. Thompson/National Post files read more

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Average longterm US mortgage rate falls fifth straight week

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2016 8:49 am MDT Last Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week amid volatility in world financial markets.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slid to 3.72 per cent this week, down from 3.79 per cent last week and the lowest since it averaged 3.68 per cent in April 2015.The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage slid to 3.01 per cent from 3.07 per cent last week.Mortgage rates have continued to fall despite the Federal Reserve’s decision in December to raise the short-term rate it controls for the first time since 2006.Global markets have been rattled this year by signs of a global slowdown and big drops in the price of commodities, including oil. Investors have sought refuge in U.S. Treasurys, pushing down long-term U.S. rates.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage was unchanged at 0.6 point. The fee for a 15-year loan was also unchanged at 0.5 point.The average rate on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 2.85 per cent this week from 2.90 per cent last week; the fee slid to 0.4 point from 0.5 point last week. Average long-term US mortgage rate falls fifth straight week In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, photo, a single family home is advertised for sale in Miami. On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) read more

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Despite progress Georgia needs to do more says UN expert dealing with

“The impact of measures adopted in this time period is visible and even quantifiable,” Juan E. Méndez said at the end of his official mission to the country, the first visit in ten years by an independent expert tasked by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on the use of torture and other cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment. “In less than three years, the Georgian authorities have managed not only to introduce extensive policy changes, but also to implement radical changes in the mentality of its staff throughout the entire chain of command,” he noted. A news release issued by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) noted that Mr. Mendez “tried to include Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia during his eight-day visit, but the respective de facto authorities there did not grant him access from Georgia.” However, he did visit both eastern and western Georgia, where he carried out unannounced calls to places of detention such as police stations, pre-trial facilities and penitentiaries. “Through numerous testimonies, I found convincing evidence that the use of corporal punishment and forced confessions has been effectively abolished,” Mr. Méndez said, emphasizing that the Government “has done away with overcrowding and, in turn, with many of its detrimental consequences by significantly diminishing its prison population.” Overall, the Special Rapporteur found acceptable cell conditions, adequate provision of food and medical care, and a reasonable access to phone calls with families. However, there was room for improvement in other areas. “It strikes me that pre-trial prisoners – who ought to enjoy the presumption of innocence – are kept in cells for 23 hours per day and are not allowed to make phone calls nor receive family visits – sometimes for many months,” he said.Additionally, he identified a general absence of meaningful work opportunities and activities offered to prisoners and expressed concern with regard to them serving long and life sentences. “Much more needs to be done to promote accountability for torture and ill-treatment, and fulfil the right of reparations for victims,” the Special Rapporteur underscored. “There have been significant prosecutions and convictions for the torture and abuse of the recent past, but a large legacy remains and hundreds of victims still demand an effective remedy.” Mr. Méndez urged the authorities to consolidate the reforms of the past two years as State policy “to ensure there will never be a regression to the use of torture.” In his view, “this must be done by further legislation and policy directives, and especially through a firm commitment to breaking the cycle of impunity for torture.”“I encourage the Government to include all relevant stakeholders in this process and take into account as many views and concerns as possible in the decision on how best to organize the institutional, procedural and jurisdictional resources to ensure accountability for torture and to prevent future mistreatment,” he stated. During his information-gathering visit, the Special Rapporteur met with relevant authorities in the executive, the judiciary, parliamentary committee members, national human rights institutions, civil society, international and regional organizations, and detainees. Mr. Méndez will present a country report with his recommendations to the Human Rights Council next year.Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. They are not UN staff, do not receive a salary for their work, and are independent from any government or organization. read more

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Opinion Cleveland Cavaliers receive needed upgrade in Channing Frye

Then-Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye (8) takes a shot against the Atlanta Hawks at Amway Center in Orlando on Feb. 7.Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe rumor mill was swirling about in Cleveland in the days leading up to the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday.  Despite owning the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers were reportedly looking to upgrade their roster in some sort of fashion. Everyone on the team not named Kyrie Irving or LeBron James were seemingly mentioned with the word “trade.”More so than perhaps anyone was much-maligned power forward Kevin Love, who has been a part of all sorts of rumored transactions since he arrived in Cleveland last season.Well, the trade deadline came and went, and Love is still a Cavalier.And that’s a good thing, in case you were wondering.However, don’t take that to mean that Cleveland didn’t do anything.In a three-team trade involving the Orlando Magic and the Portland Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers sent oft-injured center Anderson Varejao and a conditional 2018 first-round draft pick to the Blazers in order to receive Orlando forward Channing Frye. Backup guard Jared Cunningham was also part of the deal and was traded to the Magic.On and off of the court, the Cavaliers walked away big winners. By shipping off Varejao and Cunningham, the team saved “more than $10 million in payroll and taxes this season,” according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.Varejao, a fan favorite, was in the midst of his 12th year with the Cavaliers since being traded there as a rookie in 2004. He will be remembered in Cleveland as a selfless player who gave it his all on the court. He made little impact, though, this season, averaging just 2.6 points per contest. While injuries certainly played a role in his production — they always have — Varejao’s high salary was just too much to ignore any longer.  By acquiring the versatile Frye, who can play both forward and center, the Cavaliers added a much-needed component to the team.The 6-foot-11 Frye is a forward by trait, but he is really a stretch forward — a big man who can space the floor with his outside shooting ability. Frye owns a career 3-point shooting percentage near 40 percent and was shooting at about that mark this season before getting traded. Not only is the nine-year veteran a superb floor-spacer, but he brings great value in the pick-and-pop game, something the Cavaliers offense needed a boost in.In terms of his defense, Frye is a solid low-post defender and decent shot-blocker, assisted by what basically surmounts to be a 7-foot wingspan. His defensive efforts will likely be needed in late-game situations, an area in which Love is less than stellar in.At a time when the Cavaliers had to make a move in order to gain ground on other rival NBA heavyweights — the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs — general manager David Griffin brought in a player who will help the team do just that. With a pair of big floor-spacers in Love and the newly acquired Frye, Cleveland now has the look of a truly complete team.Frye is slated to make his debut as a Cavalier on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. read more

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Mystery man spotted casually hanging out with rabbit at train station

first_imgA man chills out with his rabbit friend  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is unclear if the white rabbit sighting is part of a PR stunt, a new trend or a simply a man who shares a deep bond with his pet.Earlier this year, another man was spotted playing guitar with a rabbit on his shoulder man with rabbit  Chancellor Philip Hammond pulled a proverbial rabbit out of a hat this week and now another one has been spotted by confused commuters at a London train station.Commuters received a surprise this morning in the form of a man spotted with a pet rabbit casually perched on his shoulder at a busy station in the capital.center_img Meanwhile, the American behind the London ‘Tube Chat’ badges has revealed why he wants to get more commuters talking to each other. And when this grandfather was offered an ‘elderly seat’ on the Tube – his response was amazing.   A man just walked past me with a white rabbit perched on his shoulder. He is my new life goals.— Sarah Gaunt (@Sarah_Gaunt90) November 25, 2016 The mystery man and his rabbit friend were captured on camera at London Marylebone as he studied the train timetable.“Coming off the train at Marylebone this morning and spot this guy, taking his pet rabbit to work, as you do,” the person who recorded the footage wrote.“A man just walked past me with a white rabbit perched on his shoulder. He is my new life goals,” explained another.last_img read more

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Battle of Bosworth Field historians fight to stop construction of testtrack where

Richard III has already suffered the indignity of being buried under a car park in Leicester, but now his final battleground could also be tarmacked over, under controversial new proposals.A ferocious battle has commenced at Bosworth Field over plans to turn part of the historic site into a 155mph test-track for driverless cars.The Battle of Bosworth in August 1485 was the deciding skirmish in the Wars of the Roses, which saw the death of England’s last Plantagenet king and brought the Tudor dynasty to throne.But part of the site belongs to Japanese-owned automotive specialists Horiba Mira Ltd, who have applied to Hinkley and Bosworth Borough Council to build a £26 million 1.2 million square foot track to test autonomous vehicles.The area is part Historic England’s registered battle zone, and historians claim that if the track is approved on Tuesday, it will destroy an important area, as well as blocking the view from where Henry Tudor first saw the army of Richard III. Kelvin van Hasselt, vice president of The Battlefields Trust, said: “The Battle of Bosworth is a crucial part of England’s history, which ushered in the Tudor era.“The development would be on the western side which is a critical part of the battlefield and the area from where Henry advanced. The huge test track as proposed by Horiba Mira Credit: Horiba Mira  “It is fairly clear now that Henry Tudor approached the battlefield along the Roman road and that he will have first seen Richard’s army deployed when he reached the highest ground.“Currently the landscape between this gentle ridge top and the heart of the action, including the location where it seems likely that Richard was killed, is open rural countryside.“A rural scene will become urbanised and a key element of the battlefield will be lost – the potential for future interpretation to present that view at the outset of the battle.” Michael Wood, President of The Battlefields Trust, added: “This is a major and totally unexpected threat. We hope that even at this late hour any decision might be delayed until expert consultation is taken over the full importance of this historic landscape.” Historic England has also written to Hinkley and Bosworth Borough Council arguing that the proposal will harm the site and destroy archaeological evidence which could be key to understanding “the ebb and flow of the battle as it progressed”.Dr Andy Hammon, Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England, said: “The Battle of Bosworth was one of the most pivotal battles in English history.“The development proposal is a substantial structure and would have a direct physical impact and indirect impact through altering the rural character of part of the battlefield. “Clear and convincing justification needs to be identified by the local planning authority to ensure that the level of harm that would be caused is outweighed by the public benefits.”The new track would be built on 83 acres of land next to Horiba Mira’s existing vehicle test centre at Higham-on-the-Hill near Hinckley, Leicestershire. The company says the new facility will create 1,800 jobs and allow companies from across the world to test driverless cars and fleets of autonomous vehicles. Richard III's skeleton was discovered under a car park in Leicester  But recent archaeological investigations at the site have shown that shot from the battle still remains in the ground as well as other artefacts dating from the English Civil War.Dr Glenn Foard, of the University of Huddersfield, who has spent 14 years researching the Bosworth and whose discoveries led to Historic England redrawing the battlefield perimeters, said the development would transform a unique landscape.“Bosworth is an historic battlefield of international importance,” he said. “It is not significant only for the major political change of dynasty that it heralded it is also of the highest archaeological importance. “School children should be able to go up to the area and contemplate where Henry looked out and saw Richard’s forces, but the buildings may obscure the view and the landscape in the foreground will be changed forever. Who wants to climb a hill and just look at industrial buildings?” Bosworth Field  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bosworth Field Credit: david martyn hughes / Alamy The huge test track as proposed by Horiba Mira  The council’s planning committee meet at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening to decide on the site. So far there have been 162 letters sent from locals and groups about the proposal, of which 161 have been objections. Richard III’s skeleton was discovered under a car park in Leicester Credit:EPA King Richard IIICredit:Newsteam  It is being developed in partnership with Coventry University and is partly government funded. King Richard III read more

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Extremely likely humans caused over half of global warming in the last

first_imgUpdated at 11.19pmA UNITED NATIONS panel has said it is more certain than ever that humans were causing global warming and predicted temperatures would rise by 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius this century.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also projected sea levels would rise by between 26 and 82 centimetres (10.4 and 32.8 inches) by 2100, according to a summary of the first volume in a long-awaited review.The Nobel-winning group said it was “extremely likely” – a term meaning it was 95-percent convinced – that humans caused more than half of the warming observed over the past 60 years.In its last report in 2007, the panel had rated its conviction at 90 per cent.The new document is the first volume in a trilogy that will seek to summarise the status of global warming and its impacts.The IPCC has delivered four previous assessment reports in its 25-year history.Each edition has pounded out an ever-louder drumbeat to warn that temperatures are rising and the risk to the climate system – in drought, floods, storms and rising seas – is accentuating.The panel’s projections for 2100 are based on computer models of trends in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, especially from coal, oil and gas, which provide the backbone of energy supply today.Optimistic scenarioThe most optimistic of four scenarios for warming sees an average temperature rise of 1.0 C (1.8 F) by 2100 over 2000 levels, ranging from 0.3 to 1.7 C (0.5-3.1 F).This is the only scenario that can safely meet a UN target of 2 C (3.6 F) which also factors in warming from the start of the Industrial Revolution to 2000.By comparison, the highest IPCC scenario has an average additional warming this century of 3.7 C (6.7 F), ranging from 2.6 C (4.7 F) to a 4.8 C (8.6 F) – a figure that many experts consider catastrophic.“Global surface temperature change for the 21st century is projected to be likely to exceed 1.5 C relative to 1850-1900 in all but the lowest scenario considered,” said Thomas Stocker, co-chairman of the IPCC working group that authored the report.He warned: “Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse-gas emissions.”Stocker said there would be an impact on the risk for heatwaves, floods and drought.“Heatwaves are very likely to occur more frequently and last longer. As the Earth warms, we expect to see currently wet regions receiving more rainfall, and dry regions receiving less, although there will be exceptions,” he said.2,000-page report by 257 scientistsThe work released in Stockholm comprises a 2,000-page report authored by 257 scientists, plus a 36-page Summary for Policymakers.Two more volumes will be released next year, touching on the impacts from climate change and options for dealing with the problem, followed by a synthesis of all three.In the past, the massive overviews delivered a jolt to the troubled negotiations for a UN pact on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and initiated grassroots campaigns on climate change in many countries.In a video statement at a close-of-meeting press conference, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised the IPCC — targeted by climate sceptics as biased or flawed — for delivering “regular, unbiased assessments of the mounting impacts of a warming planet.”“This new report will be essential for governments as they work to finalise an ambitious, legal agreement on climate change in 2015,” he said.Ban recalled his plan to convene a climate summit in September 2014 “to generate the political commitment to keep global temperature rise below the agreed two-degree Celsius threshold.”Political interest in dealing with climate change fell back after a nearly disastrous UN summit in Copenhagen in 2009, and willingness for concessions has fallen back in developed countries still struggling with the 2008 financial crisis.First published 7.05am © AFP, 2013Column: Climate change might not seem important – but it will have an impact on us allRead: Climate change is making Ireland warmer (yay!) and wetter (boo!)last_img read more

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La psychanalyse jugée inadaptée pour le traitement de lautisme

first_imgLa psychanalyse jugée inadaptée pour le traitement de l’autismeLa Haute autorité de santé (HAS) a remis son rapport définitif concernant les approches recommandables et non-recommandables dans la prise en charge de l’autisme. Le rapport publié hier qualifie ainsi les approches psychanalytiques de “non consensuelles” et les écarte des recommandations faites aux parents.La HAS et l’Agence nationale de l’évaluation et de la qualité des établissements et services sociaux et médico-sociaux (Anesm) ont rendu hier un rapport très attendu concernant la prise en charge des enfants et des adolescents atteints d’autisme. Pour la première fois, la prise en charge psychanalytiques de ces patients a été écartée. “Les psychiatres sont des médecins comme les autres, ils doivent se soumettre aux règles d’évaluation”, a déclaré le Pr Jean-Luc Harousseau, président de la HAS. Celui-ci a également rajouté que “les psychiatres doivent se remettre en question”, soulignant par ailleurs que “plus de 30 ans après leur introduction” les approches psychanalytiques n’avaient pas fait la preuve de leur efficacité, ni de leur pertinence dans ce domaine.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le compte-rendu de la HAS a été salué par plusieurs groupes et associations. D’une part par le groupe de psychiatres et de chercheurs en faveur d’une pratique “fondée sur l’état des connaissances scientifiques” qui avaient lancés une pétition, d’autre part par le Collectif autisme, qui affirme représenter la grande majorité des familles d’autistes en France. Le rapport de l’HAS et de l’Anesm, si il se contente de qualifier de “non consensuelles” l’approche psychanalytique, ne la recommande pas non plus. En revanche, la technique du “packing” (enveloppement du malade dans des draps humides et froids pour lui faire prendre conscience de son corps) est ouvertement condamnée. A l’inverse, le document préconise “un projet personnalisé d’interventions pour chaque enfant” et coordonné, avec notamment un “dépistage précoce” avant 4 ans. Les approches éducatives et comportementales, qui ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité, font désormais partie des recommandations. Pour Vaincre l’autisme, ce rapport est “respectueux des droits et des personnes atteintes”, mais l’association “regrette” qu’il “ne puisse mettre définitivement fin au pouvoir de la psychanalyse sur l’autisme”. Le député UMP Daniel Fasquelle, qui veut bannir définitivement la psychanalyse des soins aux autistes estime de son côté que “c’est un premier pas”. Il juge par ailleurs “urgent” de réorienter la formation des professionnels “totalement inadaptée, de même que la recherche universitaire”.”Un tiers seulement des personnes autistes et leurs familles reçoivent l’aide personnalisée qui leur est nécessaire”, a dénoncé le Pr Philippe Evrard, neuropédiatre, du Comité de pilotage des recommandations qui apparaissent dans le rapport relayé par l’AFP. “La solidarité française est gravement déficiente”, a-t-il dit, en parlant de “scandale”. “Si cette situation perdure, la responsabilité de l’Etat et des Agences sanitaires pourrait être mise en cause”, a averti ce médecin, également expert judiciaire.Le 9 mars 2012 à 16:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Lopetegui insists Real Madrid dont need new signings

first_imgReal Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui insists that new signings are not on the agenda ahead of their return to action against Levante on SaturdayLos Blancos are on a four-game winless run with no goals scored in the process as the Spanish media continue suggesting that Lopetegui’s reign in charge of the club may come to a premature end.Lucas Vazquez announced earlier today that a big-name player like Neymar would be most welcome following Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer exit.But the Lopetegui is certain that Real have the required quality to snap out of their recent struggles.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“No [we don’t need to sign players], I think the solution is in every game. I’m completely confident in players and the squad we’ve got, I think we’ll have a great season,” said Lopetegui in a press conference on the club website.“There is a long way to go in everything, I think we’re close to arriving at one of the peaks you have in the season, we’ll be very strong very soon.“I think we’ll have a great season and we’re focused to face a complicated opponent who are in great form. We can’t look back, we can only look forward.”Real are fourth in La Liga with 14 points from eight games.last_img read more

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