Round-up: Zouma keen to stay at Chelsea

first_imgKurt Zouma has told France Football he wants to stay at Chelsea.Chelsea have been tipped to loan out the French defender amid reports they are looking to bring in at least one centre-back this summer.A number of European clubs, including Sevilla, have been linked with Zouma in recent weeks.But he said: “I am very happy at Chelsea. I hear the rumours. It’s flattering.“It means I’m a player people are looking at, but I am not going to stop there. My objective is to stay at Chelsea.“Next season we will start from scratch and there will be a lot of games. It is up to me to work hard.” Shodipo still recoveringEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR winger Olamide Shodipo is still having treatment on an injury which cut short his loan spell at Port Vale last season.Shodipo, 19, made six appearances for Vale before his campaign was ended in March by tendinitis.He remained in London when the Rangers squad departed for a pre-season trip to Portugal at the weekend and appears to be some way off a recovery.Shodipo made his senior debut for the R’s against Leeds on the opening day of last season and featured 11 times in the Championship before moving on loan in January. Bonham makes loan moveEmbed from Getty ImagesJack Bonham has signed a new Brentford contract and joined Carlisle on a six-month loan.West London Sport revealed in May that the Bees keeper was being lined up for a loan move because he wants more first-team games, with Carlisle the most keen.The 23-year-old was about to enter the final year of his contract but has now extended it until 2019.He made just two appearances last season and has managed only seven in total since joining the Bees on a free transfer from Watford in 2013. Reddish retiresEmbed from Getty ImagesHarlequins lock Mark Reddish has retired from rugby for medical reasons after suffering a concussion.New Zealander Reddish, 32, joined Quins from Super Rugby side Highlanders in November 2016, but made only five appearances for the club.“Given the medical advice I have received, it’s the best decision long term for me and my young family,” he said.“I thoroughly enjoyed living in England and I am sad to cut my time short. I wish the boys all the best for the upcoming season and beyond.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers vs. Packers injury report: Game-time decision for George Kittle?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Tight end George Kittle’s potential return from a two-game absence is officially “questionable” for Sunday’s 49ers game against the Green Bay Packers, and consider that 50/50 prognosis an encouraging sign.”This week, if he was a normal person, I’d probably put him as doubtful, but Kittle is different from most people,” coach Kyle Shanahan said.Kittle practiced Thursday and Friday, albeit in limited fashion with no contact, in what were his first team drills since Oct. 31, when …last_img read more

10 More Questions to Start Your Week

first_imgHere is a list of 10 questions you can use to setup an effective sales week.Which of your dream clients are you going to pursue for a meeting this week, and what value are you going to trade for their time that increases the likelihood of a getting a “yes” to your request?With which of your prospective clients do you need to follow up on a past meeting or conversation where there was no real next step established?Of your existing clients, who do you need to meet with to begin a conversation about your new ideas about how to create even greater value for them in the future? What is the next initiative you have on their roadmap?Who have you been neglecting? Who do you need to call to let them know you care about them and their business and that you are thinking about them?What are you going to read this week that will improve your ability to create value for your clients, provide you some new insight, or provide you with something you can share with them?What proactive planning and preparation work do you need to do to narrow your focus and complete the highest value activities, the tasks and projects that will move the needle for you?Who do you owe a note of gratitude? Who do you need to thank for giving you their business, helping you with a challenge, or providing you with the advice you needed to get unstuck?If you look back over your calendar, looking at all your meetings, who (or what) fell off your radar that you should reengage with now? What does it make sense to revisit now?How are you tracking towards your goals? Where are you at this point of the year? What needs to change for you to reach your goal, if anything? If you are ahead of schedule, what are you capable of where you are now?What’s broken? What isn’t working and needs a major adjustment or overhaul? Who can help you change your strategy, your tactics, or help you level up your skills?Use this list over the course of this week to improve your game and drive your results. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Buddhadeb out of CPI (M) Bengal State Committee

first_imgTwenty senior leaders — including former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee — have been “released” from the West Bengal State Committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday. As many as 17 new members are inducted into the 80-member Committee. The youngest member of the State Committee is Madhuja Sen Roy (33) while the seniormost is Biman Basu (77), a Politburo member. The seniormost leaders, including Mr. Bhattacharjee, have been accommodated as special invitees, party’s State Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said after the 4-day-long triennial State conference.Mr. Bhattacharjee participated in a couple of sessions of the State conference and was repeatedly requested by party’s senior leadership to stay in the State Committee. “But once he takes a decision, it is very difficult to make him change his mind. He wanted the State Committee to release him. We resisted but, finally, we had to release him owing to health-related issues,” he said. Besides Mr. Bhattacharjee, the senior leaders who are now out of the State Committee but accommodated as special invitees are: Shyamal Chakraborty, Madan Ghosh, Dipak Sarkar, Basudeb Acharya, Kanti Ganguly, Asim Dasgupta and Nirupam Sen. New team The upper age limit of the State Committee members is fixed at 75 years. “Only in the case of Biman Basu, the rule has been relaxed by the Committee as he is more youthful than the younger leaders,” Mr. Mishra said. He said the party at the State level has followed its policy to develop a team of “youth, middle-aged and senior members”.last_img read more

4 girls babies named ‘Titli’ after cyclone

first_imgGirl children born during the devastating Titli cyclone on October 11 are being named ‘Titli’ in the Gajapati and Ganjam districts of Odisha.So far, four girls born in the two districts are reported to have been named ‘Titli’.Out of five deliveries conducted at the Mohana Community Health Centre in Gajapati district on October 11, three were girls. According to Dr. Nibedita Panda, who delivered all the newborns, parents of the female babies have named them ‘Titli’.On the same day, a woman delivered a girl child at the Aska Community Health Centre, just before it was flooded by water from the Rushikulya river. Dr. Mohan Barik, who delivered the baby, also confirmed that she was named ‘Titli’.President of the Odisha Medical Service Association, Dr. Nirakar Bhatta, praised Dr. Panda and Dr. Barik for their services to the patients even during the cyclonic storm. All the six deliveries were normal deliveries and all the newborns have survived, said Dr. Bhatta.As a precautionary measure, the State government had ordered all pregnant women in areas to be affected by the cyclone to be shifted to near by medical centers and safe places.last_img read more

10 months agoMkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarez

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarezby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal’s move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez could force Henrikh Mkhitaryan to leave the Emirates.The Armenian international, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury, has failed to impress since joining from Manchester United last January. And The Sun claims the Gunners are ready to sell Mkhitaryan in order to make room for Suarez.The 25-year-old is believed to be on the verge of joining the north London club, having previously worked with manager Unai Emery at Sevilla.Suarez, who started his career at Manchester City, has played 17 minutes of league football this season. last_img read more

Naidu condemns Centres move to invoke OSA in Rafale case

first_imgAmaravati (AP), Mar 7 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged the Modi government was trying to silence the media through “unconstitutional means”, condemning the Centre’s threat of invoking action under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) against The Hindu newspaper in the Rafale case.The government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents related to the deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry and threatened the newspaper with action for publishing articles based on them. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Instead of coming clean on alleged irregularities of Rafale deal brought out by The Hindu and Mr N Ram, the Modi govt is trying to silence the press through unconstitutional means by creating a climate of fear. It signals an imminent possibility of the breakdown of democracy,” the chief minister tweeted. “After misguiding SC, misleading the nation, destroying all vital institutions of the country, Modi govt’s threat to file cases under Official Secrets Act against The Hindu and Mr N Ram is a serious threat to freedom of speech & expression guaranteed by the Constitution of India,” he claimed. Attorney General K K Venugopal had said before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that those who put documents on the Rafale deal in the public domain are guilty under the act and contempt of court. Unruffled by the Centre’s stand, Hindu publishing group Chairman N Ram had said nobody would get any information from the newspaper on the confidential sources who provided the documents.last_img read more

Nirav Modis beach bungalow blownup with controlled blast

first_imgRaigad (Maharashtra): Authorities here on Friday carried out a controlled blast to raze the luxurious beach bungalow of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, official sources said. Over 100 dynamite sticks were strategically placed within and outside the bungalow near Kihim beach, and the blast took place at 11.15 a.m. amidst tight security, said an eyewitness from the site. Few days ago, detonators were fixed at various points on the bungalow – located around 110 km from Mumbai – to carry out the ‘implosion’ and bring it down in a single-shot. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu With the complete structure razed to the ground, labourers will now start the work of removing the debris from the venue over the next couple of weeks. On January 25, the Collectorate had initiated the demolition process using traditional methods of bulldozers, excavators and other such manually-operated equipment, but it proved to be a slow and tedious process. Attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in December 2018, the bungalow was stripped off all its valuables, art works, paintings and other expensive items. All glass structures were removed to enable the controlled blasting. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi: Don’t let your ‘mann ki baat’ become ‘maun ki baat’ Modi, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi and others, are the prime accused and fugitives in the Rs 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud admitted in February 2018. Though the Alibag bungalow was not directly linked with the PNB scam, it was attached by the ED along with his known assets in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other places in an effort to recover a part of the dues from Modi. Built in 2009-2010, on a 70,000 square feet plot, the 33,000 square feet bungalow with several bedrooms is accessible through a long driveway, protected by high metal fencing and a huge security gate, and was noted for lavish parties hosted here regularly. The demolition process followed orders of the Bombay High Court in a Public Interest Litigation filed by NGO Shamburaje Yuva Kranti (SYK), seeking action against various illegal bungalows, hotels and resorts violating the high tide and low tide zones in tiny villages dotting the beaches of Raigad. SYK state chief Surendra Dhavale said that so far 10 bungalows have been demolished in the past few months, and now Modi’s bungalow was razed, with at least another four dozen on the Collector’s demolition list. “The claimed value of the (Modi) property is cited as Rs 13 crore, but given the current market rates, this bungalow is worth over Rs 100 crore,” Dhavale told IANS. Besides, Choksi – now a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda, many celebrities, industrialists, top businessmen, film and television personalities own big and small properties on this picturesque stretch of central coastal Konkan region, barely an hour’s boat ride from the mainland at Gateway of India.last_img read more

Any form of child labour shouldnt be allowed in LS polls DCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: “There should not be any form of child labour during the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls,” wrote the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to District Magistrates inDelhi. The DCPCR letter accessed by Millennium Post reads that “Lok Sabha election is likely to be held in the month of April/May 2019.” “Your attention is invited to the letter written by the secretary of the Election Commission of India in the year 2017 regarding the prohibition of the use of children by political parties during election campaigns and engagement of child labour in the election-related activities.” Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”It should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related process and activities with the directions may be followed by all meticulously, “reads the DCPCR letter adding that non-compliance of the directions contained therein be brought to the notice of this commission. Roop Sudesh Vimal member DCPCR had written the letter. The child rights body also attached a letter reportedly written by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in 2017 regarding the use of children by political parties during the election Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdercampaign. “All the officials deputed in the election process should ensure that children are not involved in any form of carrying EVMs or other materials to the election booths, strong rooms, godowns,” claimed the letter. It further added that all political parties~National, as well as State level~be directed not to use children in the election campaign in any form whatsoever, for distribution of posters, pamphlets or to participate in slogan shouting, campaign rallies, election meetings.last_img read more

After Mt Everest police officer set to scale Kanchenjunga

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal police assistant sub inspector Rudra Prasad Halder, who had successfully scaled the Mount Everest in 2016, will soon embark on Kanchenjunga expedition.Halder, who presently works with the wireless department of Bengal police, is a mountaineer with repute and has already successfully made 21 mountain summits, the most notable one was the Mount Everest when he reached its summit on May 21, 2016. Sharing his expedition plan with the Millennium Post, Halder said: ” I will leave for Kathmandu from Kolkata airport on Thursday and will staying there Saturday. The main expedition will start from Taplejung on April 8 and after walking for 11 days we will be reaching the base camp of Kanchenjunga. Then it will take another 40 to 45 days tentatively to climb up to the summit which has a height of 8586 metres.” Mountaineer Biplab Baidya and two other climbers will accompany Halder in the expedition. Kanchenjunga happens to be the third highest mountain peak in the world. ” I am grateful to the Bengal police for funding my expedition. My seniors have always encouraged and supported me. It was Director General (DG) Virendra (Sir) who flagged off my expedition on Tuesday,” Halder said. He recollected the fateful day of May 20, 2014 when mountaineer Chhanda Gayen went missing along with two sherpas in an avalanche while descending the western side of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal. Later, it was declared all three of them died in the avalanche. Halder had attempted to scale the Mount Everest in 2015 but had to stall his expedition due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Halder was trained at Uttarkashi’s Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. He is associated with a Sonarpur-based trekking club Arohi. It may be mentioned that there are four climbing routes to reach the summit of Kanchenjunga, three of which are in Nepal— from the southwest, northwest and northeast— and one from northeastern Sikkim in India. Till date, the northeastern route from Sikkim has been successfully used only three times. The Indian government has banned expeditions to Kanchenjunga, and therefore this route has been closed since 2000.last_img read more