Zlatan ‘set to quit’ LA Galaxy already for a team you probably won’t have heard of

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer According to Spanish publication Record, the former Manchester United man is wanted by the club’s billionaire Saudi owner, who is ready to bankroll a huge move.Turki al-Sheikh is a huge fan of the 36-year-old and MLS have reportedly already sanctioned the move.Money is no issue to Pyramids FC, who recently appointed former AC Milan and Brazil shot-stopper Dida as their new goalkeeping coach.Should the deal go through, it would happen at the end of the current MLS season – in December. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Zlatan could be set for one final payday in Egypt center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to quit LA Galaxy for mega-rich Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids FC, according to reports.The charismatic striker has been a revelation in MLS, scoring 16 goals in 21 appearances since his move in March. moving on LATEST REVEALED 1 targets RANKED targets Pyramids FC finished ninth in the Egyptian Premier League last season, way behind Al-Alhy who have won the league an incredible 39 times.The rise to prominence of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup over the summer have raised interest levels in the sport, despite their exit at the group stages.last_img read more

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New technologies stand to benefit poorer countries

first_imgFear of the dangers of advanced new technologies such as robotics and 3D printing is not only unfounded and exaggerated – it ignores the huge potential benefits technology offers the emerging world. The state-of-the-art mining robot developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is able to assess mines after blasting, to ensure they are safe for mineworkers to enter. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • Robots that can save miners’ lives • Infographic: Mining robot can save lives • South African companies take to 3D printing • Nanotechnology to curb water pollution in mining • Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages Madhur JhaOver the past 20 to 30 years, technology has helped developing economies climb the income league tables. With the benefit of globalisation, they have been able to adopt innovations from developed markets, helping them to improve health, raise education levels and accelerate urbanisation.Nowhere has this been more evident than in the rise of emerging markets in global trade. Technology-driven improvements in communication and infrastructure have helped these markets capitalise on their cheap-labour advantage and integrate into global supply chains.But many now fear that this technology-driven growth burst is behind us. They argue that new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D printing pose three main threats to emerging markets.First, that skills-biased technological change, such as robotics, favours a more urban and educated workforce and will result in growing unemployment and rising income inequality in developing countries – especially those where a large proportion of the population work in sectors, with limited access to technology.Second, that the rise of new technologies such as robotics and 3D printing will undermine the cheap-labour advantage that has been the bedrock of growth for many emerging markets over the last 20 years.Third, that, if emerging markets lose their advantage in global manufacturing chains, they will not be able to compensate for the loss of growth or jobs by growing their service sectors, as most services are non-tradable and, in fact, some services might themselves become automated.While such arguments are persuasive, we think the threats are likely exaggerated.Technology will boost the service sectorTrue, robotics will disrupt the global manufacturing chain, but it will take time for the price of capable robots to fall to the level of wages in low-income emerging economies such as the Philippines or Vietnam. Also, it is important to note that EM suppliers usually offer a complete suite of services, including supplier management, packaging and delivery, only some of which can be replaced by robots.While some manufacturing jobs will be lost to automation, new technology makes services more tradable, allowing these to become the main driver of growth. Modern services such as IT and finance, and professional business services, such as marketing, design and management support, claim much higher productivity levels and wages.Technological innovations also often create new service sector opportunities. For example, the success of mobile money, or M-PESA, in Kenya has spawned a host of related services, including some aimed at helping parents keep track of school-fee payments.The advantages of technology adoption in EMs are many. Technology is increasingly being used to save lives and improve education. For example, large-scale open online courses are being used to train new nurses in Kenya, while digital phone photography is helping to help detect cervical cancer in Zambia.Countries can leapfrog old technologiesThe fall in the price of digital technology is yet another opportunity as it allows countries to leapfrog old technologies, reducing the cost of physical infrastructure, such as retail outlets and bank branches. Smartphones, online shopping and mobile banking are already making a big difference.New technologies can also help EMs overcome resource constraints and make economic growth more sustainable, with continued improvements in new energy sources, both fossil fuels and renewables at reasonable prices.On balance, new technologies offer greater opportunities than risks for EMs and could even help level the playing field with developed economies.However, several hurdles to technology adoption still need to be overcome. These include any instability in the macroeconomic or business environment that discourages investment in technology. Lack of infrastructure, in particular the lack of power, remains a big hurdle in many developing economies, as does the lack of education.While the average duration of schooling in countries such as the US, Germany and the UK is around 12 to 13 years, in Ethiopia and Gambia it is still as low as two to three years.A focus on improving education, reducing labour and product market inflexibility and providing basic infrastructure will be crucial, if EMs are to make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. For those that do, the potential benefits are huge.Madhur Jha is a senior global economist at Standard Chartered bank. The article was first published on the Standard Chartered blog.last_img read more

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Prithvi Shaw returns from injury, named in Mumbai squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20

first_imgYoung opening batsman Prithvi Shaw will be returning to competitive cricket after sustaining an ankle injury during a practice game in Australia prior to the Test series as he was on Saturday included in Mumbai’s squad for the upcoming Mushtaq Ali Trophy.The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) announced the 15-member squad for the domestic T20 tournament on its website after the senior selection committee, led by former India pacer Ajit Agarkar, met here to pick the team.India international Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Mumbai team in the T20 tournament, which will be played in Indore from February 21 to 28.Shaw had sustained the injury while fielding and subsequently missed the entire Australia Test series, which the visitors won.It was was India’s maiden Test series win Down Under.Subsequently, on his return to India, Shaw underwent a rehabilitation programme.Other batting regulars Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Surya Kumar Yadav and experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare have made it to the squad.The bowling attack will be led by former India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni.Mumbai, who flopped in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy, had won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic One-day tournament, earlier in the season.Mumbai squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Surya Kumar Yadav, Akash Parkar, Eknath Kerkar, Dhurmil Matkar, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande and Royston Dias.Also Read | Prithvi Shaw gets pep talk from Sachin Tendulkar ahead of possible return from injuryAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill should just enjoy their cricket now: Sachin Tendulkaradvertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agenda

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agendaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is back on the agenda of AC Milan chiefs.TMW says Wenger is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.The Frenchman left the Gunners last summer after 22 years in charge.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Rino Gattuso has two games to save his job.Milan sit fifth in the Serie A table and are desperate for Champions League football next season.They lost to Fiorentina yesterday and Gattuso must now beat Frosinone and SPAL between now and December 29 to save his job.Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Were just lucky no one died Doctors and medical cases stranded as

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NationalHundreds of people were stranded last week in Manitoba and Ontario after an airline says it grounded its fleet to prepare for the busy travel season ahead.But the grounding of the Perimeter Aviation’s fleet comes shortly after a regularly scheduled inspection of its 31 planes by Transport Canada.Passengers booked on Perimeter Air began experiencing cancelled and delayed flights last Tuesday due to poor weather conditions.Hundreds of people were stranded after Perimeter Aviation grounded its fleet. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN By Friday, Perimeter issued a statement on its Facebook page explaining they were conducting a “voluntary inspection” on its fleet.Chief Sharon Mason of Wasagamack First Nation said she was stuck for three days in Winnipeg. She took advantage of the flights Wasaya airlines was offering for one day only and finally got home Sunday.Mason said passengers were being checked in at Perimeter on Saturday for flights that management had already cancelled and frustrations were growing.“There were people getting really upset in the airport,” she said. “I was afraid at one point a fight was going to break out between a couple of guys because they were getting on each other’s nerves but they didn’t even know each other.”Mason said people have complained about Perimeter for years.“So now it’s even worse where people are saying do something, get someone else out here.”Carlos Castillo, vice-president of commercial services for Perimeter told APTN in a telephone interview the company took advantage of the weather to conduct inspections in a preparation for a busy travel season.He admitted that the timing of the voluntary inspections was not calculated properly leaving a backlog of passengers.“It’s taking much longer than what we initially expected and those coming out of inspection one at a time at a much lower pace than we originally anticipated,” said Castillo.Castillo did not say what the planes were being inspected for.Perimeter said they were working with partner airlines in efforts to get passengers home, but Michael Rodyniuk, president and CEO of Wasaya Airways said their offer to help with planes wasn’t accepted.On Sunday, Wasaya sent two aircraft to Winnipeg and offered discounted fares to get stranded passengers home.Rodyniuk said the chiefs of Island Lake, Red Sucker Lake, St. Theresa’s Point and Sandy Lake, ON welcomed the opportunity for Wasaya to help get community members home, especially the elderly and sick.Hundreds of passengers had been stranded for days unsure of when they would be flying home.Perimeter has been providing daily updates on social media and while passengers are being compensated with accommodations and meals, chiefs from the communities affected just want their people home.The airline is the only passenger airline to service the Island Lake communities of Wasagamack, St. Theresa’s Point and Garden Hill First Nations.Mason said doctors had to leave on medivacs and patients hadn’t been moved in five days.“We’re just lucky no one died.”Wasaya Airways is a First Nations owned airline operating in northern Ontario. They don’t service any passenger flights out of Winnipeg but they are using the opportunity to look at expanding its services into northern Manitoba.“Obviously there’s a need in these communities for another carrier or two to provide service,” said Rodyniuk.“If you only have one carrier flying into a community you’re reliant 100 per cent on that community and especially in these First Nations communities that have air access only for most of the year, if something were to happen to an airline you’d be really out of luck so we’re looking at expanding into Manitoba being able to provide the level of service to those folks here in Manitoba.”Perimeter operates passenger flights from Winnipeg, Thompson and Sioux Lookout to over 20 communities in northern Manitoba and Ontario.Transport Canada said it recently conducted a regularly scheduled inspection and did not ground any of Perimeter’s aircraft. They added any safety deficiencies identified requires immediate attention to protect the public.As of Monday afternoon, Castillo said everything has returned to normal.APTN tried to book flights on Perimeter and was unsuccessful.The McDougall inquest was delayed Monday in Winnipeg because the family couldn’t fly in from Wasagamack First [email protected] @WillowBlasizzolast_img read more

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Opinion March Madness doesnt always represent college basketballs best

Connecticut junior guard Ryan Boatright (11) points to the sky in celebration after the 2014 National Championship April 7 at AT&T Stadium. Connecticut won, 60-54.Courtesy of MCTI absolutely love the NCAA Tournament. Nothing comes close to beating it, in my eyes. The hustle, the close games, the heartbreak and jubilation — it is the ultimate sporting event.But it’s certainly not without its flaws.The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to be crowned National Champions Monday night. But does this really make them top in the country?Obviously this is a massive accomplishment. UConn’s second national title in four years is something most fans can only dream about. But is it fair that surviving the tournament is the sole mark of the nation’s best team?The problem I often have with the tournament is that it is a simple reflection of which teams got hot at the right time. It’s not like that’s not a problem in other sports (look at the New York Giants’ two most recent Super Bowl wins, both of which saw the Giants playing on Wild Card weekend), but the tournament is so much easier to get into than the playoffs in other sports.Look at Ohio State basketball this year. It was a mediocre team, plain and simple. It had no semblance of an offense, no go-to scorer, no interior presence, and seemed to only excel at defending inbound passes.But the Buckeyes easily made the tournament. Dominating their exceptionally weak non-conference schedule and squeezing out a few big conference wins was enough for 25 victories, a lock to get in, despite a 10-8 record in Big Ten play.The Buckeyes didn’t find the magic that UConn did, though, as their season came to a close in their first tournament game against the No. 11-seed Dayton. But what if OSU had figured out how to score late in the season?If the Buckeyes had managed to get hot and make a tournament run, could you really say that a team that lost twice to Penn State was one of the nation’s elite teams? I don’t think anyone could watch its offensive strategy of passing the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds and argue that.UConn finished the regular season ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, just four spots better than the Buckeyes. Its season featured some good wins over Florida, Memphis, and Cincinnati, but despite 32 wins, it was still only good enough to earn a No. 7 seed.Kentucky didn’t even finish the season ranked in the AP Poll, although its name can be seen in the “others receiving votes” column.Are these the teams that can be narrowed down as the two best in the country? I realize basketball is more than just stats and polls, and the postseason is what it’s all about, but is it possible that winning the tournament creates an overrated legacy just a little?I’m not saying there’s a better way to determine the season’s champion. But when you look back on this season 10 years from now, will it be easily recognizable that Wichita State didn’t lose a regular season game or Arizona, Florida, and Syracuse spent a combined 15 weeks at No. 1? No, the only thing you will see will be UConn claiming the national title.I am not trying to take away this tremendous accomplishment by the Huskies, but is it right that a few weeks in March and April completely wash out an OK regular season? read more

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Salah not angry with Ramos

first_imgLiverpool physio Ruben Pons has revealed that Mohamed Salah does not hold Sergio Ramos accountable for his challenge that has now put the Egyptian’s World Cup hopes in jeopardySalah was forced to leave the pitch with just half an hour of the match gone after his tangle with Ramos had caused a shoulder problem to arise with Liverpool later struggling in his absence as Real Madrid sealed a 3-1 win.The 25-year-old’s injury has put him in doubt for Egypt in this summer’s World Cup,But Pons has insisted that Salah is not “angry” with Ramos and understands that it was an accident.“Salah has not told me anything about Sergio Ramos,” said Pons, according to Football365.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I don’t think he is angry with him. It was an accidental challenge.“We knew that it was something serious as soon as he fell on the ground because he never complains. We feared the worst.“I was devastated. I tried to keep him calm. I told him he couldn’t do anything about it now and that he should not worry. It was time to look for solutions and not regret that things had not worked out.”The UEFA confirmed yesterday that Ramos will not be punished for his challenge on Salah.last_img read more

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Paris SaintGermain in chase of in NGolo Kante

first_imgChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been in one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers in recent years and PSG have is keen on a £90million move for the Chelsea star.The Qatari-owned French giants want to make the 26-year-old their latest Galactico after bringing in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for a total of over £300million last summer, reports The Mirror.He was nominated for the prestigious Ballon D’Or award last year after helping Chelsea to clinch their second title in three seasons.The widely-admired star joined a select band of players to win the League in successive seasons after previous success with Leicester.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Kante made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen, the latter in Ligue 1. In 2015, he joined Leicester City for a fee of £5.6 million and became an integral member of the club’s first ever Premier League win in his only season at the club.In 2016 he joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million, winning the league again in his first season. He also won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year and became the first outfield player to win back-to-back English league titles with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1992 and 1993.Kanté made his senior international debut for France in 2016. He was included in their squad that finished runners-up at that year’s European Championship.last_img read more

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Palace must turn up against Cardiff – Hodgson

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes their 3-2 shocking win at Manchester City will mean nothing if they fail to beat Cardiff City on Wednesday night.Palace pulled off one of the most shocking results in the Premier League last weekend with 3-2 victory at the Etihad on Saturday condemning City to their second defeat of the season.Cardiff City will visit Selhurst Park on Boxing Day, and Hodgson says a defeat would undo their victory at City.“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game. We were under the impression it might be a really crucial fixture if we want to get up to something like 18 or 19 points in the first half of the season,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.“I suppose this win [at City] has relieved that pressure slightly but not for me it hasn’t and not for the players.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“If we’re going to take advantage of these three, you could call them bonus points because not many people expected us to get them, we need to get a result again against Cardiff.“If we were to lose that game at home then all we’ve done really is swap the games around.“I’ve already made that clear to the players and I’ve been making it clear to them for a while, I fully trust that they’ll take that message on board.”last_img read more

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