A woman has alleged that she was molested and thrown out of a moving cab by three men on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway here, but the police “forced” her to file a case of robbery.Reacting to the allegation, Gurugram police chief PRO Manish Sehgal said the woman had filed only a complaint related to robbery. There was no mention of rape attempt and molestation. An SHO and a woman counsellor had approached the complainant again to find out the details of the incident, the PRO said.The woman, 30, a native of Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, said the incident took place on Thursday around 8 p.m. after she left her office and took a private cab from the busy Shankar Chowk to Hero Honda Chowk. “While I was waiting for a cab, a taxi stopped near me. I asked the cab driver to drop me at Hero Honda Chowk.I didn’t suspect the intention of two persons already sitting in it as they looked like passengers,” she said.“Near Jharsa Chowk, the three men, including the driver, started molesting me. When I resisted their attempts and tried to raise an alarm, they tied my hands and legs and choked me,” the woman said, adding that who works as an executive said. they had also attempted to rape her, she said.“In the meantime, two bike-borne police personnel appeared near the spot. The trio panicked and sped towards Rajiv Chowk. They then snatched my phone and wallet and threw me out of the moving cab near Rajiv Chowk. They escaped from the spot,” the victim said. With the help of a passer-by, she informed her husband and the couple later approached the Sector-40 police station. “Initially, the police officers did not file an FIR of molestation and tried to hush up the matter saying they would visit the spot,” the victim said.“They made us wait for nearly two hours at the police station and asked for evidence of molestation. They then forced us to give a complaint of robbery and registered an FIR,” she added. Mr. Sehgal said: “The couple gave a complaint of mobile and cash theft and we have registered the FIR accordingly. They are satisfied with the police probe.”He claimed that the couple did not mention any use of force, molestation or rape attempt by the accused. “We have no knowledge of use of any force or molestation.” “We are investigating all the angles of the case,” he said.
India has been accused of playing a role in a high-seas drama that resulted in the forced capture of a runaway Dubai princess in international waters.Detained in Dubai, a non-governmental organisation that says it “assist[s] people who have become victims of injustice in the United Arab Emirates”, claims that India helped the UAE to ‘illegally’ and ‘violently’ intercept a ship that was carrying Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum.Read it at India Today Related Items
Deadlock continues on Maharashtra formation On Friday, the Sena sharpened its attack on the BJP. Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Raut said, “Shiv Sena can prove a majority of 145 MLAs in the Assembly,” without naming the support of Congress-NCP MLAs. “The people want to see a Shiv Sena CM and we will ensure that happens. The BJP should do what was agreed upon, which is equal sharing of CM post. Now that they are saying there was no formula, then there can be no discussion. The BJP should give us CM post for 2.5 years and that too, in writing. Without the BJP, we can have CM post for five years,” Mr. Raut said. Asked if Sena will settle for plum Cabinet berths and deputy CM post, he said this is not trade. To a question if 145 MLAs implied Congress-NCP support, Mr. Raut said nobody is untouchable in politics. Sources in the Sena said that they still want Aaditya Thackeray to become CM, even if it meant bypassing several senior leaders. Meanwhile, in the backdrop of heavy farm losses in the State due to excessive rains, Mr. Uddhav will visit parts of Aurangabad district. Mr. Aaditya had initially announced a tour of the affected Konkan region but it has been postponed for now. Newly elected Shiv Sena legislature party leader Eknath Shinde on Friday, which was Karnataka Day, demanded that Belgaum, Karwar, Nipani (in Karnataka) should become part of a unified Maharashtra. Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said the party could form the government in Maharashtra and that all options were open to have a Sena CM in the State if the BJP did not honour its promise. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be touring Aurangabad on November 3 where farmers have suffered heavy crop losses due to excessive rain.After Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed his discontent over Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement denying the Chief Minister post to the Sena, and said the Congress, NCP are in touch with the Sena, all Sena MLAs met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, which was perceived as a show of strength. Later in the day, Mr. Raut met NCP chief Sharad Pawar, leading to intense speculation over government formation. With no headway in the talks between the saffron allies, the Raut-Pawar meeting led to speculation of a possible Congress-NCP-Sena alliance to form the government. However, Mr. Raut termed it a mere courtesy call.Also Read
E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons The Lady Falcons recorded their first winning streak under Padda in any tournament and Galanza was proud that they were finally able to repay their head coach.“We’re proud that we are finally able to show what we’ve been doing in training to the games we’re playing in,” said Galanza in Filipono Saturday after leading Adamson over Arellano 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were so happy that we were all shouting because before we were the ones who were getting swept now we’re the ones doing the sweeping.”And Adamson’s triumph didn’t come from any run of the mill team; it was against the defending NCAA champions. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson skipper Jema Galanza has went through it all for the Lady Falcons, from contending in the Final Four back in Season 76 to just trying to compete as they languished in the bottom four the following years.Galanza has had to carry the pressure head coach Air Padda put on her as the captain of the team, but it seems the skipper has finally managed to lighten that burden down.ADVERTISEMENT And Galanza, who had 18 points in the match, is aware of the magnitude the Lady Chiefs have.“It’s just uplifting that the team we beat for our second straight win was Arellano and we all know how good that team plays,” said Galanza as the Lady Falcons improved to 2-0 to lead Group B.“We didn’t relax one bit because once we do that or we start to underestimate them they can come back.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
Chauhan told PTI: “There are three reasons for not Chauhan told PTI: “There are three reasons for not hosting the game. Firstly, we have not got permission from relevant government departments. Secondly, there is some internal differences in DDCA where we have not reached consensus. Thirdly, as ground in charge I am not sure how the newly laid strip would behave with no competitive match being played.” He further defended DDCAs decision to not host the warm-up. “I cant let an international match happen where a top side plays on an untested pitch. We will start practice games from October 1. And there is no threat to the Test match which will be held in December. The ground will be ready by second week of October,” added Chauhan. PTI KHS BS AH
The 2018 college football season kicks off this weekend. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit just dropped his annual prediction piece.“The Herbies” are always a fun read. They feature a ton of preseason awards and predictions, including playoff picks, national champion, top impact players and more.Herbstreit’s playoff picks are pretty chalky. He anticipates three teams who have been there before getting back, and he likes another team that just missed the playoff the last two years to finally get in.Oh yeah, he also thinks we’re getting Alabama-Clemson IV, with the national title being on the line.Herbstreit is picking Alabama to win back-to-back titles, and their sixth overall under Nick Saban.AlabamaClemsonPenn StateWashingtonNational title game: Alabama over ClemsonAlabama, Clemson and Washington are clearly the favorites in their respective conferences. Penn State has a dogfight to get out of the Big Ten, but the Nittany Lions are capable. Plus, Herbie think Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is winning the Heisman Trophy.The games get started this weekend. It should be fun following all of these predictions as the season progresses.You can read the rest of The Herbies here.
Ashley BrandsonAPTN NewsThe Manito Ahbee Festival wrapped up in Winnipeg on Sunday.It was the 13th annual celebration of Indigenous culture, arts, and music.The Indigenous music awards, and the international pow wow are a major part of the festival.Here’s a wrap of the email@example.com@ashleybrandson
Adopting the resolution unanimously, the Council approved Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s revised concept of operations, which includes the creation of a civilian police component and an integrated civilian/military planning section to coordinate disarmament and reintegration operations. That concept of operations also includes reinforcing MONUC’s presence in Kisingani, and strengthening the operation’s logistic capability to support current and future deployment. The Council also authorized MONUC to assist, upon request and on a voluntary basis, in the early disarmament and reintegration of armed groups, and requested the Secretary-General to deploy military observers as necessary.On the subject of withdrawal by foreign forces, the Council asked Mr. Annan to submit proposals on how MONUC could monitor the implementation of the pullout plans being drafted by the Political Committee which comprises signatories to the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement, and to assign human rights personnel to areas where MONUC is deployed.The Council demanded once again all other foreign forces’ withdrawal from the DRC in compliance with its resolution 1304 of last year and the Lusaka accord, and urged those forces to accelerate their withdrawal. It also called on all the parties to refrain from any offensive action during the pullout process.The Security Council demanded that the FLC (Front de Libération du Congo) disengage and withdraw its forces in accordance with the Harare subplans and the commitment it made to the Council mission in their meeting of 25 May 2001, and expressed its intention to monitor that process. It also demanded that the RCD (Rassemblement Congolais pour la démocratie) demilitarize Kisangani and that all parties respect the demilitarization of the city and its environs.Stressing that a durable peace in the DRC could not be achieved at the expense of peace in Burundi, the Council requested the Secretary-General and interested Member States to make proposals on how to address those inter-related crises. The Council also stressed that there would be durable peace only if all the countries of the region were successful in defining amongst themselves the rules by which to promote security and development, and reaffirmed in that regard that an international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the region should be organized under the aegis of the UN and the Organization of African Unity (OAU).
“The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the entire socio-economic fabric of Sierra Leone. But with support from our international friends, we fought back,” said President Ernest Bai Koroma.“Whilst we are making progress to end the epidemic, I commend the United Nations agencies and the international community for their support and commitment to end the epidemic as well as support for the Post-Ebola Recovery Plan,” he added.He also commended the Secretary-General for mobilizing a UN system intervention to support countries affected by Ebola in the West Africa region.“In addition to the containment of the epidemic, the intervention by the UN and our partners has resulted in enhancing our preparedness to respond to similar outbreaks in the future. This is a useful model that can be applied to contain and tackle pandemics wherever they may surface,” he said.President Koroma also highlighted the “sub-regional post-Ebola socioeconomic recovery plan” created by his Government in collaboration with those of Guinea and Liberia, to ensure that the countries most affected by the virus could “return to the path of stability and prosperity.”The plan, he said, addressed both immediate recovery activities and building national systems of resilience and sustainability. Mr. Koroma also noted the need for UN reform, and for greater inclusion of African countries in the membership of the Security Council.“As the Coordinator of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on UN Security Council Reform, I take this opportunity to once more emphasize the need for urgent reform of the Council and once again re-echo Africa’s concern over the continuous failure of this body to adopt measures that will lead to comprehensive [Council reform],” he said.“I wish to call attention to the regrettable status quo that undermines the principles of equity, legitimacy, accountability and transparency,” he continued. “It also undermines the effectiveness of the Security Council in its pursuit of international peace and security. The need to address the non-representation of Africa in the permanent membership category and the under-representation in the non-permanent category is long overdue and therefore now imperative.”Meanwhile, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, also spoke about the impact of the Ebola virus on her country. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak“Weak public health systems in individual countries threaten global health and well-being,” said Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf. “It is not beyond this body to find answers and respond, and we know that we must.”She also welcomed what she called the “introspection” of the UN regarding the questions of structural reform. “At 70, we feel compelled to ask: is our world Organization hindered today by inflexible structures and overburdened bureaucracies? Is the current structure of the United Nations fit for purpose – to play its role in the global transformation process over the next 15 years?” she said. Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf noted that she also welcomed the review of UN peace operations, peacebuilding architecture and study on the implementation of a resolution on women participation in peace processes.Speaking about Ebola, the Liberian President thanked the international community for aiding her country’s recovery.“As we ponder, in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, three countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, we bear witness to the foundational creed of the United Nations – that we can always find it within our humanity to respond even to unknown enemies to our collective progress,” she declared. “Accordingly, we remain grateful to all of you for the outpouring of support and assistance as we faced down the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, the greatest modern threat to global public health.”She also spoke about the post-Ebola programme formulated by the three countries hardest hit by the virus. “We are now proceeding with implementation of our Post-Ebola Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan with expectation of support from our bilateral and multilateral partners,” said Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf. “We are also committed to a regionally approved Post-Ebola Recovery Strategy which the three affected countries of the Mano River Union have formulated,” she added, noting that the relevant nations were determined to address the development losses incurred as a result of Ebola.
In this week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast, host Susan LeBlanc talks to incoming Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes about the first days of his term and his goals for the future.Gaudes comes to Goodman from the University of Regina’s Hill and Levene Schools of Business and officially began his term on July 1.“Everywhere I turn, every corner I walk down, the people I meet are smiling,” he said of his introduction to the Brock community. “They’re excited, and there’s a great sense of optimism about what’s happening here.”Gaudes is looking forward to implementing his student-focused approach at the business school, which he said is about “making sure that students see a trajectory that includes them, their discretion and their ability to put forward their best in the workplace, whether that’s in an academic environment or a business environment.”He is also eager to build relationships in the business community.“If we can support the business community through our graduates, as well as create growth for the business community by increasing strength in the labour pool and the managerial success that can come out of that labour pool, the better off we are,” he said.When asked about Goodman’s strengths going forward, Gaudes’ mind immediately turns to the Service-Learning program, which has business students teaming up with community partners to apply their skills at no cost.“It’s an incredible program you have here that’s been running over the past few years, and I don’t think there’s a model like it anywhere else.”This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series, which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.
LONDON — English soccer’s anti-racism organization says reports of discriminatory abuse have risen for the sixth straight year.The report from Kick It Out shows reports of abuse rose 11 per cent last season to 520.Racist abuse accounted for more than half of the cases — 273 — with 110 coming in the professional game in England. Cases of anti-gay abuse climbed 9 per cent to 111.Kick It Out chairman Lord Ouseley says “while the increased reports reflect a greater inclination among fans to complain about unacceptable abuse, these trends reflect, in part, what is happening in the rest of society.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey (23) runs with the ball during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team (8-7, 4-3) couldn’t manage to keep pace with a high-powered Northwestern team (11–6, 4-3) during its second-to-last home game of the season on Friday. With an aggressive offensive edge, Northwestern’s Isabel Flens and Pascale Massey each scored once during both periods, respectively, to end the game with a final score of 2-0. Despite the tough loss and being outshot 29-2, the Buckeyes made it a priority to reel in the Wildcats through a strong defensive approach. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro tallied 15 total saves, giving her a total of 220 for her career, while sophomore back Caroline Rath added two defensive saves into the mix.The Wildcats’ quick reactions and confidence with ball possession never came to a standstill throughout the entirety of the game. However, the Buckeyes defense made it a priority to halt Northwestern’s movement back upfield with the score staying stagnant at 1-0 going into halftime. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said that once Northwestern scored nearly 25 minutes in, it was hard to regain momentum.“Northwestern had a great gameplan coming in. They stepped up and played with confidence while we were a step behind,” Wilkinson said. “Once they got into a rhythm, they got us … (going forward) we need to find new ways to attack.”With most of the movement staying on Northwestern’s offensive side for the second half, it was difficult for the Buckeyes to break through for a scoring opportunity. The Buckeyes’ focus on defense wasn’t enough to stop Northwestern from scoring the second and final goal of the game 58 minutes in due to an unassisted shot off rebound from Massey.OSU sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey said the team’s mental motivation had begun to dwindle down as the game neared the end. “We were mentally prepared in the beginning, but once we let them start to play their own game we just sat back and didn’t play ours,” Humphrey said. “I think we lost mentally in the end more than anything.”With the final home game of the season approaching on Sunday, the Buckeyes will need a quick turnaround to evaluate their approach moving forward.Senior co-captain Emma Royce said she thinks creativity could be a catalyst for the quick turnaround.“Credit to Northwestern, I think they scouted us very very well and knew what to expect,” Royce said. “We need to understand (going forward) that the teams are going to know what Ohio State does. We have very specific patents and plays and we need to throw in new creativity and imagination.”Now tied with Northwestern in Big Ten standings for fourth place, OSU has one conference game remaining: No. 11 Michigan on Oct. 31. The Buckeyes are scheduled to host California for the last home game of the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field, with senior honors occurring before the match starts.
File photo: The speedboat landing at Stabroek, Georgetown.A number of passengers traversing the Georgetown- Vreed-en-Hoop Stellings, have complained of the double fare being imposed on them on Sundays and holidays.INews received complaints that boat operators usually demand an increase of an additional $100 when they transport half the amount of passengers on this route. However, persons also complained of cases where they were forced to pay the extra $100 when the boat is full.Many persons are unaware that the additional fee is unlawful.Michael Tennant, Harbour Master of the Maritime Administration Department, when broached, told this media group that he is aware of the situation, while noting that the increase is unlawful and should be reported by passengers.He added that passengers should take note of the name of the boat and time of the incident so that it can be investigated.One of the many persons who complained to this publication said “We have no other choice sometimes especially when they (boat operators) know that the bridge is closed they try to exploit us and I think that is unfair”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBoat operators who charge double fares can be suspended- MaritimeJuly 21, 2018In “latest news”APNU says Gov’t spending oblivious to ordinary manJanuary 22, 2015In “Politics”Drivers bemoan 100% DHB toll increaseJune 9, 2016In “Business”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGrove man died from heart failure – PMFebruary 24, 2019In “Health”Body of man found among derelict vehicles at Grove EBDMarch 21, 2019In “Crime”UPDATE: Grove handyman reportedly stabbed to death in ‘triangular love affair’February 13, 2019In “Crime” Rayon AngelThe lifeless body of a 32-year-old, Grove East Bank Demerara (EBD) labourer was, on Wednesday morning, discovered in his home.The dead man has been identified as Rayon Angel of Lot 343 3rd St Grove, EBD, who was attached to the Guyana Sure Base.Inews understands that the man’s body was discovered lying face upward on his bed in an advanced stage of decomposition, clothed in a white vest and a red short pants.Reports are that the man was last seen alive on Monday when he visited a friend’s home around 19:00h.Though it is unsure as how he met his demise, no marks of violence was seen on his body, according to the Police.Relatives are claiming that Angel was encountering domestic issues with his reputed wife, who was living with him at the said address, however she moved out about six weeks ago.His body was escorted to the Lyken Funeral Home where it is awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).
Une seconde météorite a atterri à Draveil Le Museum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris a révélé qu’une seconde météorite était tombée sur le toit d’une autre famille de Draveil au cours de cet été. Les propriétaires anonymes ont fait don de la chondrite au musée qui a préféré taire la découverte. Ce n’est pas une mais bien deux météorites qui ont atterri à Draveil dans l’Essonne. Ce week-end, le journal Le Parisien a révélé qu’une famille habitant cette ville francilienne avait découvert à leur retour de vacances une météorite figée dans l’isolation de leur toit au-dessous d’une tuile brisée. Celle-ci a été dénichée par un couvreur venu réparé une fuite qui avait alors déclaré que le caillou ne “pouvait provenir que du ciel”. Mais cette météorite n’est pas la seule à avoir fini dans un toit à Draveil. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAEn effet, d’après le Parisien, une première météorite avait déjà été découverte mais la trouvaille avait été tenue secrète, de peur que les chasseurs de caillou de l’espace ne se ruent dans l’Essonne. De même que l’autre, ce morceau de 205 grammes a été trouvé par une famille restée anonyme qui a constaté un trou dans son toit. Mais contrairement à l’autre famille en vacances, celle-ci est tout à fait capable de dater l’arrivée de l’engin. “C’était dans la nuit du 12 au 13 juillet, cette famille a constaté ce trou dans leur toit dès le matin”, indique le Museum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris qui a officialisé la découverte et qui détient aujourd’hui 80 grammes de la chondrite H5.Suite à la trouvaille, les propriétaires ont en fait contacté Albert Jambon, de l’université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie qui avait, avec le collectionneur Pierre-Marie Pelé, lancé un appel sur le net après avoir observé une météorite en Bretagne quelques jours plus tôt. C’est ensuite grâce à lui qu’une partie du spécimen a été donnée au Museum. “Nous œuvrons pour la science. Et c’est d’ailleurs pour éviter que les gens de Draveil soient importunés que nous avons attendu avant d’officialiser cette découverte”, commente ce chercheur cité par le Parisien. Et il n’avait pas tort, car depuis la première annonce de la découverte de météorite, Draveil a vu de nombreux visiteurs débarquer. Une centaine d’autres pierres ? “C’est normal, un tel événement reste exceptionnel et ça attise les convoitises. Après, des centaines de gens viennent chercher autour de la zone”, indique Brigitte Zanda, chargée de conservation au Muséum. Elle précise également : “les deux météorites trouvées à Draveil proviennent du même morceau, et il est estimé à 10 € le gramme environ”. Si le morceau donnée au Museum sera exposé dès l’an prochain avec les tuiles fracassées, les deux météorites pourraient bien ne pas être arrivées seules, d’après Albert Jambon : “il y a probablement une centaine de pierres dans un rayon de 10 kilomètres autour de Draveil. Je lance un appel aux propriétaires pour qu’ils cherchent sur leur toit”. Le 12 octobre 2011 à 10:49 • Maxime Lambert
New Liverpool midfielder Fabinho reckons that he is now fully prepared to make his competitive debut for the clubThe Brazilian was signed by the Reds this summer from AS Monaco, but is yet to make a competitive appearance.Manager Jurgen Klopp has refrained from making many changes in Liverpool’s opening four league games.Therefore, Fabinho has worked hard at the club’s Melwood training ground accustomising himself with Klopp’s style of play.“My start has been good and the adaptation good. The pre-season was very good, we had nine friendlies and I played nine,” the 24-year-old told Globo Esporte, via the club website.“It was good to play against English teams to see what the rhythm, the intensity and the physique is like.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am adapting to the team’s style of play. The more experienced players have helped me, the technical team as well.”The 24-year-old added that his compatriots have helped him adjust to life in England.“Me and my wife are liking the city, we already have a home. Firmino is being a great guy, his family has given a good support to me and Alisson.“It’s been fine. Having Brazilians in the team helps. Now it’s really to make the debut. I’m fine, training well and prepared.”Liverpool will be back in action on September 15 away to Tottenham in the Premier League.
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is disappointed that some of his players are not putting in enough fight despite missing out on selection in his starting line-up.Fulham spent more than £100m during the summer signing 12 players, but have just one win from their opening 12 Premier League matches, and manager Jokanovic is likely to name the same starting eleven for two games in a row despite believing that competition for places is healthy.“This process is never finished, other players are going to have an opportunity to push hard and fight for the space in the team,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I want to encourage my players to not wait for an opportunity. I want to encourage them to fight, to force the situation and show me they are my best choice. This is what I expect.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I want to make some competition between them and for them to be hurt when they are not in the starting XI. This is what I miss right now.“And we’re going to push harder and in this way be competitive in Premier League games too.”
Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke says he trusts Jurgen Klopp and he is happy to wait and fight for his chance at the club.Despite getting little playing time this season under Kloop, Solanke reveals he trusts that the German boss knows what’s he doing.“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said in an interview published in goal.com.“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect in September saying kids aren’t getting enough to eat.School administrators also complained, saying set maximums on grains and meats are too limiting as they try to plan daily meals.“This flexibility is being provided to allow more time for the development of products that fit within the new standards while granting schools additional weekly menu planning options to help ensure that children receive a wholesome, nutritious meal every day of the week,” Vilsack said in a letter to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.The new guidelines were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and salt, and phase in more whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal. The department also dictated how much of certain food groups could be served.While nutritionists and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others, including many conservative lawmakers, refer to them as government overreach. Yet many of those same lawmakers also have complained about hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school.Though broader calorie limits are still in place, the rules tweak will allow school lunch planners to use as many grains and as much meat as they want. In comments to USDA, many had said grains shouldn’t be limited because they are a part of so many meals, and that it was difficult to always find the right size of meat.
Heath Henderson, engineering and construction division manager for Clark County Public Works, has been named interim department director by county commissioners.The appointment will last up to six months while commissioners decide on who should succeed Pete Capell, who resigned as public works chief to become Camas city administrator.The director of public works also serves as county engineer.Henderson, a licensed professional engineer, has worked for the county since 1998, according to a county news release.He worked as a civil engineer, environmental permitting manager and design section manager before being named engineering and construction division manager in 2007.He has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine and belongs to the American Public Works Association.