Comment Rashford limped out of United’s defeat at West Ham (Picture: Getty)Rashford was an even bigger doubt after missing the game against Rochdale following his early withdrawl in the defeat to West Ham last Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe forward sustained a groin injury against the Hammers and was not expected to return to action until after the international break.However, Rashford is clearly willing to put his body on the line and is set to feature in tonight’s match at the Theatre of Dreams.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThere was some bad news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Aaron Wan-Bissaka was not spotted with the squad.The £50m full-back was not part of the 19-man squad that assembled at the hotel.With Wan-Bissaka missing, Ashley Young could be forced into a slot at right-back with Marcos Rojo at left-back.MORE: Per Mertesacker lifts lid on ‘baffling’ Arsenal reaction to Manchester United 8-2 defeat Paul Pogba is set to face Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have given the club a huge boost by declaring their fitness for tonight’s clash against Arsenal.Pogba faced a race to be fit for the game after sustaining an ankle injury in United’s Carabao Cup win against Rochdale on Wednesday.The Frenchman was unable to take a penalty in the shootout after taking a heavy knock in the closing stages and was unable to train with the squad on Thursday and Friday.However, he was spotted as the United squad made their way to the Lowry Hotel ahead of tonight’s game at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford included in Manchester United’s squad to face Arsenal but Aaron Wan-Bissaka misses out Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 2:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares
Image source: EPAThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking two distinct steps on the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup in New York state.These steps include:The issuance of the five-year review, which includes EPA’s decision to defer a determination of the protectiveness of the remedy in the Upper Hudson River until more years of Hudson River fish tissue data are gathered.In a separate action from the issuance of the five-year review, EPA also issued a “Certification of Completion of the Remedial Action” today to GE (General Electric Company) for activities it conducted that were components of the remedy selected for the cleanup of the Upper Hudson River.This is the second certificate in a series of three – the first was issued in 2012 and the third is not expected to be available to GE for more than five decades. Consequently, the third certificate, the “Certification of Completion of the Work” is not being contemplated and is not a part of today’s announcement.“EPA greatly respects and honors the engagement of the many concerned individuals and organizations who are so passionate about restoring the iconic Hudson River and we look forward to continuing these important partnerships with the River’s many stakeholders,” EPA Regional Administrator Peter Lopez said.“Many of us share a personal connection with this living resource, and value its connection to commerce, recreation, tourism, the arts and more. This work is critically important not only for today, but for future generations. We take this effort seriously. No person or organization will be let off the hook for the contamination of this historic and valuable waterway.”Certification of Completion of the Remedial ActionIn a distinctly separate action from the issuance of the five-year review, EPA also issued a “Certification of Completion of the Remedial Action” today to GE for activities it conducted that were components of the remedy selected for the cleanup of the Upper Hudson River.Image source: EPASpecifically, the certification confirms that the dredging, capping, habitat restoration, and deconstruction / decontamination of the sediment processing facility conducted with EPA oversight between 2009 and 2016 (at a reported cost to GE of more than $1.7 billion) were properly performed in accordance with the 2006 legal agreement (Consent Decree) between EPA and GE.This certification does not cover, and does not in any way release GE from, any obligation to continue its operation, maintenance and monitoring (OM&M) responsibilities under the Consent Decree (which is specific to the work in the Upper Hudson) – a responsibility GE will bear for decades, said EPA.The issuance of this certification is not based on the findings of the five-year Review, including the protectiveness of the remedy; rather it is an acknowledgement that certain activities were carried out by GE, as required.Under the terms of the Consent Decree, GE can be compelled to conduct further actions, potentially including additional dredging, should EPA conclude in the future, based on the semi-annual sampling that will occur under the ROD and any other relevant information, that the remedial action carried out in the Upper Hudson is not protective of public health or the environment.Additional EPA WorkDredging the River is not the only work that EPA is advancing to clean up the Upper Hudson.Comprehensive investigations to assess and mitigate PCB contamination that may be present in sediment carried onto local floodplains and landlocked segments of the old Champlain Canal are actively underway.EPA is also working closely with NYSDEC to advance assessment of the Hudson River from the federal dam in Troy to the mouth of New York Harbor, and to determine what additional studies should be performed.More info
Share Tweet FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Sex abuse payout by LA archdiocese by: – March 13, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! 56 Views no discussions Share Cardinal Roger Mahony is helping to select the next pope despite being embroiled in this scandalThe Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is to pay out nearly $10m (£6.7m) to settle four cases of sexual abuse by a former priest, Father Michael Baker.Recently released files show Cardinal Roger Mahony knew the priest had abused but put him back into ministry, where he is alleged to have abused again.The settlement comes as the cardinals of the Catholic Church are meeting to select a new pope following the abdication of Benedict XVI. Cardinal Mahony is at the conclave.Nearly 10,000 US Catholics signed a petition urging him not to go because of the allegations he protected priests accused of child sex abuse.Church filesCardinal Mahony was the popular archbishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese – the largest in the US, representing five million Catholics – for 26 years until his retirement in 2011.As part of this settlement, no parties admit any wrongdoing. But thousands of pages of church files were recently released on a court order, revealing that Cardinal Mahony shielded a number of accused priests from the law; among them Baker, who in 1986 was sent for psychological treatment at a church-run centre and then allowed back into ministry.He went on to abuse again and this payment of $9.9m relates to four of his alleged victims, who accused him of molesting them – and claimed the cardinal covered up his behaviour. Two of the plaintiffs, who are brothers, will get $4 million each, and the two others will get nearly $1 million each, plaintiff’s attorney John Manly said according to the Associated Press news agency.Baker was convicted of child molestation in 2007 – the same year the LA archdiocese reached a record-breaking $660m settlement with hundreds of abuse victims – and released in 2011. ‘Mistakes’This is a further embarrassment for the archdiocese and especially for Cardinal Roger Mahony, says the BBC’s Jane Little in Washington.Cardinal Mahony has called Michael Baker his “greatest mistake”.“We have for a long, long time said that we made serious mistakes with Michael Baker and we had always taken the position in these cases that whatever Baker did we were responsible for,” AP quoted J Michael Hennigan, an archdiocese attorney, as saying.“That was never an issue.”“The person who could have stopped this in its tracks and prevented three out of four of these children from being sexually assaulted is now sitting in Rome voting for the next vicar of Christ,” said Mr Manly. “I find that terribly troubling.”BBC News
Sharing is caring! 130 Views no discussions About DigicelDigicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes. Tweet Share Share Digicel has announced free access to over 10 websites including government and online learning platforms. By providing free access to these sites, customers on the Digicel network will not incur data usage charges while using these sites on their mobile devices.“We are all called to adapt to a new way of functioning and at Digicel, we recognise our role in this effort. By offering free access to these sites we are making it easier for people to access the information they need to stay on top of the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and the measures that should be taken to keep safe. Moreover, parents and students can now access several more educational sites free on the Digicel network. It is all of those things that will help us get through together,” said Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste, CEO Digicel Dominica.The sites include the official online domains for the Government of Dominica (www.dominica.gov.dm), Pan American Health Organization (www.paho.org) and the World Health Organization (www.who.int), along with online learning platforms ABCmouse, Boom Learning, Kids Discover, Scholastic and brainpop.com.This adds to the Learning Hub online platform that supports both primary and secondary school students with a wide range of local and regional learning material across various subjects.Nikima added, “At Digicel, we’re in the business of keeping people connected and while we are focused internally on business continuity, we understand the purpose that serves to our customers externally. During this time, we hope that everyone remains safe and we will continue to do our best to serve.” EducationLifestyleLocalNews Digicel Gives Free Access to Government and Online Learning Sites by: – April 17, 2020 Share
BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson believes Negros Occidental would still remain under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on July 1.During an event yesterday at the provincial Capitol building, Lacson dispelled rumors circulating on social media claiming that the province would be returned to enhanced community quarantine.“I really think MGCQ will still be in effect,” Lacson said.Even though there has been marked rise of COVID-19 cases among recently returned locally stranded individuals (LSIs), Lacson said it is still very small numbers and he is thankful that the National Inter-Agency Task Force gave them a “short-break” from receiving new LSIs.Responding to questions about the province’s economic recovery under the MGCQ, wherein there are still aren’t to many people moving around, Lacson said it is really a question of confidence and if people still doesn’t feel that it is safe, then it is better to stay at home.“As long as the vaccine is [not yet available], I think economic recovery would take a while,” Lacson added./PN
BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Negrenses are still allowed to enter Iloilo City, according to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. Lacson said he talked to Mayor Jerry Treñas where the latter confirmed that travelers from Negros Occidental who wish to enter Iloilo City would still be allowed sans travel clearance. He also noted that Ilonggos who are still in Negros Occidental have up to July 3 to return to their respective areas outside of Iloilo City. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin, chief of Philippine Coast Guard in Negros Occidental, said they will continue to enforce necessary protocols and guidelines on all locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and essential workers traveling to Bacolod City and the province as well as those going to Iloilo.Benjamin reiterated that Defensor’s directive does not include Iloilo City.“We will only require identification cards for passengers of fast crafts,” he pointed out.For LSIs travelling via roll-on/roll-off vessels at the Dumangas port, Benjamin said they will be required to submit travel authority and medical certificates./PN He gave this assurance yesterday following the recent move of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. sealing off borders of Iloilo province from July 1 to 15.
Press Association The central defender, who has three caps for Argentina, joined Spurs in 2014 but has struggled to establish himself at White Hart Lane. Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have been manager Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred pairing this season, backed up by Kevin Wimmer. And the club announced on their website: “Federico Fazio has joined Spanish side Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season. “The defender returns to the team he joined us from in the summer of 2014 having made 32 appearances in our colours to date.” Another player leaving Spurs is Serbia Under-21 midfielder Milos Veljkovic, who has joined Werder Bremen on a permanent deal. Veljkovic has signed a contract until 2019 and Werder chief executive Thomas Eichin told his club’s website: “We have been monitoring Milos for a long time now. This transfer is an investment in the future.” Tottenham’s Federico Fazio has rejoined his former club Sevilla on loan, the Premier League club have confirmed.
Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes players have an obligation towards their country and they should skip the Indian Premier League (IPL) if it clashes with Australia’s domestic season. Chappell’s comments comes just a day after Aussie speedster Pat Cummins expressed his desire to play in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league, which currently stands suspended due to coronavirus pandemic. Chappell feels top Australian cricketers are looked after financially really well by Cricket Australia (CA) these days so they must choose Sheffield Shield over IPL if the dates of the two were to clash this season. “Well this is coming from someone who’s never been a fan of the board, but the top players are looked after very well by Cricket Australia these days, so I think there’s an obligation there,” Chappell was quoted as saying by Wide World of Sports. “It’s also a chance to stand up and say the cricket world isn’t going to be pushed around by India. “I could mount a case more for a peripheral player who doesn’t earn a lot of money in Australia; if the bulk of his income is going to come from the IPL, well that’s something I would have some sympathy for if I was a CA board member. But the top players are well paid, and that argument doesn’t hold any water. Their obligation should be to Australia.” The BCCI is currently looking at a October-November window to host the glitzy tournament as dark clouds continue to circle over the fate of the T20 World Cup, currently scheduled to be played Down Under in October. Despite CA chief executive Kevin Roberts saying it’s ICC’s call to make, Chappell stated there is no chance of hosting a tournament of such magnitude this year. So according to him, if BCCI wants to use that window to host the IPL, they will ‘get their way’. “The first thing you know is that the BCCI will win,” he said. “They’ll get their way if they want to play in October. At this point it appears to me that the chances of the T20 World Cup going ahead are somewhere between Buckley’s and none. “With so many countries, I just think it would be logistically way too difficult, but that’s purely a cricketer talking, not a medical person or someone with experience running a tournament like that. “But it seems to me with 16 teams to worry about it’s probably going to be too hard, and if the BCCI want the IPL to take that slot they’ll probably get their way.” IANS Also watch: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Naba Doley briefing
Sebastian Vettel suffered a turbo problem which forced him to miss qualifying.Charles LeClerc will start 10th due to a fuel systems problem.Lewis Hamilton secured his 87th pole position. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hockenheim: Lewis Hamilton secured a gift-wrapped record-extending 87th pole position of his career on Saturday when he made the most of a double disaster for Ferrari in qualifying at the German Grand Prix. The defending five-time world champion, who had struggled for pace and consistency in his Mercedes in practice, improved to clock a best lap in one minute and 11.767 and outpace Max Verstappen of Red Bull by 0.346 seconds. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of Pierre Gasly in the second Red Bull while Charles Leclerc, who had been fastest for Ferrari in final practice, failed to run in the Q3 top-10 shootout due to a fuel systems problem with his car. The Monegasque will start 10th, 10 places ahead of his luckless Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel who was unable to take part in qualifying due to a turbo problem and will start at the back of the grid for his home race. Kimi Raikkonen was fifth for Alfa Romeo ahead of Romain Grosjean of Haas, Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Sergio Perez of Racing Point and Nico Hulkenberg of Renault. “Congratulations Lewis – you never stop amazing us,” said Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff as the Briton drove his slow-down lap. “Thanks, Toto,” he replied. “A great job guys – I don’t know how we did that.”Also Read | Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc suffers engine problem Hamilton’s lap was the only one in the 1:11’s all weekend at the Hockenheimring, where he last took pole in 2008 and gave his team a perfect cause for celebration on the anniversary of 125 years of motorsport and their 200th Formula One race start. “My first lap was spot-on and the second lap was better in places,” said Hamilton. Verstappen said: “We could have been closer, but went a bit wide and bottomed out and I lost the rear end, but this is a good result.”Also Read | Hackers leak intimate videos of Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton, singer responds Bottas said: “I think the weather is going to play a big part tomorrow. I’m a bit disappointed, especially with the pace in Q3. Ferrari had been very quick here… so we’re in a good place.” On an overcast and much cooler day after heavy overnight rain, the Williams team were first on track for Q1, in front of an enthusiastic crowd boosted by Verstappen’s ‘orange army’ and many local supporters for Vettel in Ferrari red.Luckless Vettel Leclerc was soon on top for the ‘scarlet Scuderia’ ahead of Verstappen, but it was bad news again for the luckless Vettel. After sitting in his car, stranded under repair in the Ferrari garage, he climbed out, condemned to start from the back of the grid. “I don’t know exactly what happened, but we lost the turbo and the car would not run. I feel bitter, of course, as the car is great and it’s a big chance lost – but we have another chance tomorrow. I am looking forward to the race, of course, but I would prefer to be right up at the front than at the back.” After struggling with their own problems, Hamilton and Bottas qualified third and sixth for Mercedes with Gasly and Raikkonen between them, while British rookies Lando Norris of McLaren and Alex Albon of Toro Rosso joined the Williams men George Russell and Robert Kubica with Vettel in taking an early exit. Hamilton was first out in Q2 on mediums as the sun returned following a dull morning in Baden-Wurttemburg. His initial lap in 1:12.149 set the standard with Leclerc and Bottas slotting into second and third before Gasly, defying his critics, split them. The Q3 session began with Mercedes out first again in their anniversary-liveried cars while Ferrari was besieged as Leclerc’s car was under examination in their garage. As Hamilton set the pace ahead of Verstappen and Bottas, Leclerc climbed out of his Ferrari and out of contention. “We brought upgrades here, but the Ferraris were on another level all weekend. I think my time, in the end, was good enough to compete with Charles if he had done a lap!” said Hamilton. “The track is incredible and it gets faster every year.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has arrived in Cameroon ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier return leg against the Indomitable Lions on Monday.Nigeria moved up to 9points after goals from Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho helped the Super Eagles to a convincing 4-0 win against the African Champions in Uyo on Friday.The @NGSuperEagles have landed in Yaounde. They are lodged at the Hilton Hhonors. #SoarSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/JIH8r1efHE— The NFF ?? (@thenff) September 3, 2017Cameroon, who have just 2 points from three matches of the ongoing 2018 World Cup qualifier, host Nigeria in the reverse fixture in Yaounde on Monday, 4 September.Video Credit: Twitter.com – Nigeria Super EaglesRelatedVIDEO: Watch Super Eagles Bus Celebrations After Cameroon DrawSeptember 5, 2017In “National Team”FIFA Clears Chelsea Youngster To Represent NigeriaSeptember 2, 2017In “National Team”VIDEO: Watch Super Eagles Observe Traditional Team Walk Ahead Of Cameroon ClashSeptember 1, 2017In “National Team”