About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian: Chelsea must be sharper with our finishingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be sharper with their finishing after victory over Brighton.The midfielder struck in the 2-0 win.It was his first goal of the season, and his first since March when he netted in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev.”We needed it,” he told chelseafc.com”We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on,” he added. “We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical. We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game.”
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Caracas: With her youthful energy and globe-trotting, the 26-year-old wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is emerging as a prominent figure in his campaign to bring change to the crisis-wracked country. Fabiana Rosales’ age and informal dress, often jeans, while touring Latin America belie an inner toughness and maturity cultivated with her activist husband during violent street protests in Venezuela’s capital. Her husband has since claimed Venezuela’s interim presidency with the support of dozens of nations including the United States, setting up a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who refuses to step down amid what he calls an attempted coup. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Look, I am the wife of President Juan Guaido and I will accompany him on whatever route he takes and we will overcome whatever obstacles we face as we have done through all our years together,” Rosales said during an interview in Peru’s capital of Lima. “But I got involved in politics because I want to change my country.” “I don’t want my daughter to grow up wanting to leave Venezuela,” she said, a reference to the roughly 3 million Venezuelans who have fled their country amid a collapsing economy, hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicines, and now blackouts. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAs her husband leads efforts to remove Maduro through protests at home and by trying to persuade Venezuela’s military to abandon the socialist leader, Rosales is trying to drum up international support for Venezuela’s beleaguered opposition with highly publicized tours of neighboring countries. This month she traveled to Peru and Chile, where she met with the presidents of both countries, and spoke in universities about Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. On Wednesday, Rosales heads to the White House, where she will meet with Vice President Mike Pence, as the U.S. ratchets up sanctions on the Maduro administration. Rosales met her husband at a youth rally for Voluntad Popular, an opposition party she has worked with since her university years. She has become a household name in Venezuela in recent months, standing at her husband’s side in rallies attended by thousands. Recently, she has also taken on the role of international ambassador for Venezuela’s opposition, as her husband becomes bogged down in domestic affairs. Venezuela’s first lady in waiting has helped her husband look more presidential, says Dimitris Pantoulas, a Caracas-based political analyst. “She is a professional, young, educated woman, and to a certain extent she is conservative,” Pantoulas said. “That image corresponds to (Venezuelan) stereotypes of what a presidential couple should look like, especially for those in the middle classes.” In the interview, Rosales say that her “most important role is to be a mother, and I’m also a sister and wife.” Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January. The opposition leader was serving as the president of Venezuela’s Congress, and said the constitution allowed him to form a transitional government because Maduro had been re-elected in a sham vote last year.
Mandalay (Myanmar): Dangmei Grace scored a brace as the Indian women football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Wednesday. Grace (27th, 67th) scored once in each half as the team in blue took control of the proceedings right from the first whistle. Speaking later, head coach Maymol Rocky said: “We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points. “It is important to keep the winning momentum alive… We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 6)”, she added. Keeping their winning momentum alive after the success of their 5th consecutive SAFF title win, the Indian women heaped pressure on the opponents from the opening minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSome crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi caused havoc on the opposition defence that was unable to read the play of the Indian women. Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence, with one defender almost turning it into an own goal before clearing the lines. Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju, caught the Indonesian defenders napping. Her stinging shot from inside the box was saved by Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the next minute. The Indian defence made quick work of Indonesian counterattacks. Indian goalkeepr Linthoingambi Devi was not tested even once.
New Delhi: Controversies plaguing the apex court since last year’s unprecedented press conference by four senior most judges came to fore once again with the Supreme Court on Thursday observing, “truth of last year has not come out till now, people of the country need to know the truth”.On January 12, 2018, the then four senior most judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph of the apex court — had mounted a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by holding a press conference to list a litany of allegations including the assigning of cases in the top court and saying that there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A lawyer, who was present during the hearing Thursday but wished not to be named, said that a remark by Justice Arun Mishra that the Supreme Court cannot be remote controlled by anyone reminded of the reported statement by Justice Kurian after his retirement that then CJI Dipak Misra was being remote controlled from outside. The advocate was referring to the statement made by Justice Mishra during the hearing in which he said: “It is not only our institution but your institution also. The way this institution is being treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If the institution is targeted you will also not survive. Do the rich and powerful of this country think that they can remote control the Supreme Court. We don’t think that Supreme Court can be remote controlled by anything on earth, whether money power or political power.” Among the allegations, the four judges had also raised the issue of allocating the matter related to the death of Judge BH Loya to a bench headed by junior judge. A special bench, also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, which ordered probe by one man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to look into the sensational claims by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment allegations, expressed “anguish” over the systematic attack on judiciary. The bench said, “The way this institution is treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen.There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution.” These observation were made by the bench while hearing claims made by lawyer Utsav Singh Bains that there was a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI. “There are lot of allegations floating in the air in this country. These allegations needed to be investigated … What happens to the truth. The truth of even last year has not come out. People of this country need to know the truth. This is going on and this has to stop, ” the bench said in an apparent reference to the January 12, 2018 press conference by the judges of the apex court at the residence of Justice (retd) Chelameswar. Besides journalists, senior advocate Indira Jaising, who argued on Thursday, was also present during that press conference and she had also asked questions with the four judges, three of whom are now retired. Later in the day on January 12, 2018, footage by TV news channels showed CPI leader D Raja coming out after meeting Justice Chelameswar. Justice Mishra on Thursday said that he was not commenting on any particular issue but the time has come when bar and judges rise to the occasion and tell the rich and powerful that they cannot control the judiciary as it amounted to “playing with fire”. “The time has come when we have to rise and tell the rich and powerful that you can’t do this. You are playing with fire. We don’t want to take names but letters are written in pending matters and books are printed. These are people for whom senior advocates are appearing. Whenever big persons are involved, this happens in this court”, said Justice Mishra.
Taroudant- In its issue of Monday, December 2, the Moroccan daily Akhbar Al Yaoum reported that the party of Modernity and Authenticity (PAM) announced its intention to launch a parliamentary debate on the legalization of the cultivation of cannabis and to exclude the name of this plant from the list of illegal drugs. The daily said that a study day will be held on Wednesday under the theme “The role of positive uses of cannabis to create an alternative economy.”The event, which will involve national and international experts, has been established through the action of a lobby association by the name of: “Moroccan Alliance for therapeutic and industrial uses of cannabis.” “If we legalize the cultivation of cannabis, trade will become more transparent and organized,” said Khadija Rouissi,” MP from the PAM.It is worth mentioning that calling for the legalizing the cultivation of this plant is not something new to the Moroccan parliament. Last year, as voices emerged demanding the need to legalize cannabis cultivation in regions of the north, Nouredine Mediane, member of the Istiqlal Party, from El Hoceima, fiercely defended the legalization of cannabis cultivation in Morocco, in the presence of former Interior Minister Mohand Laenser.In 2009, a number of leaders of the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) urged the government to legalize the cultivation of cannabis.The latest report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed that Morocco and Afghanistan are the world’s largest producers of hashish.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Things That Caught My EyeOne game moreThe 0-15 Cleveland Browns play the 12-3 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, and a loss will make them the second 0-16 team in NFL history. Browns Coach Hue Jackson has promised to make good on a vow he made to swim in Lake Erie if the Browns went 1-15 yet again. Overall, Cleveland is 1-30 under Jackson. Elo suggests that the Steelers have a 95 percent chance of winning on Sunday, and their bye week position in the playoffs is already locked up. [ESPN, FiveThirtyEight]Okay, so this one settles it.Surprise: Clemson and Alabama will play in the College Football Playoff again, their third such meeting in three years. That pair of games was a dead heat: each took a national championship, and the aggregate scoring was 76-75, Alabama. Stakes are high, but these aren’t the same exact teams we’ve seen in the playoff before: Alabama’s once ironclad defense has been deemphasized, but it has a stronger offense to compensate. [FiveThirtyEight]The case for Gurley as MVP comes down to how many voters played Fantasy FootballTodd Gurley, the Rams star running back, has been making a highly persuasive case for why he should be the NFL MVP over other contenders, like water pitchman Tom Brady. One component of the pro-Gurley argument is his incredible December performance, in which he has scored eight touchdowns in three games. This comes as no surprise to anyone playing Fantasy Football, where Gurley’s 107.1 fantasy points gave him the best postseason ever. [ESPN]Georgia D vs. Oklahoma OOklahoma has the best offense in the college football playoff, and on New Year’s Day they’ll play Georgia’s remarkable defense in the Rose Bowl. The winner goes on to face one of the two most recent national champions. Oklahoma’s quarterback, Baker Mayfield, has a completion rate of 53 percent when under pressure compared to 71 percent overall. [ESPN]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Manziel Desired By Football TeamThe Canadian Football League approved Johnny Manziel — former Heisman Trophy winner, Cleveland Browns quarterback and cautionary tale — for a 2018 contract. His CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who will now be able to sign him or trade his rights. [ESPN]Sisters on opposite sides of the OlympicsMarissa Brandt and Hannah Brandt, two sisters from Minnesota, will be playing ice hockey in the Olympics, but not on the same squad. Marissa will be playing for South Korea, the country of her birth, while Hannah made Team USA. [NBC Sports]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL game: Can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions?Big Number61 percent chanceThere are six teams competing for three remaining spots in the NFL playoffs, but none of them are playing each other so it’s going to be a very weird Week 17: a bunch of teams with lots on the line are playing a bunch of teams with not a lot on the line. In the AFC, the contenders are the Ravens (94 percent chance of making the playoffs), Titans (58 percent), Chargers (31 percent) and Bills (17 percent), all playing squads with nothing on the line. In the NFC, it’s the Falcons (70 percent) and Seahawks (30 percent) fighting for the last spot. At least Atlanta is playing Carolina, a playoff-bound team still fighting for seeding. Atlanta has a 61 percent chance of winning that game. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: cwick:This 0-13 Basketball Team Is A Favorite To Make The NCAA Tournamentloved this, and wondered if there’s a ranking for us of the small-conference teams that most lean-in to their underdog nature. would help us see if texas southern is really the harshestchris.herring:What a cool idea.neil:Yeah this is kind of amazing, they’re easily #1 in average opponent Elo so far this year(non-conf only)Predictions NFL See more NBA predictions All newsletters College Football See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetSome hockey team had a weiner dog race on ice. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions NBA
Big-time players step up in big-time games. It’s an adage that can be traced to every imaginable competitive sport.For the Ohio State men’s tennis team, ranked No. 3 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, senior Justin Kronauge and sophomore Chase Buchanan delivered at critical moments Sunday in OSU’s 5-2 victory over No. 9 Kentucky.Kronauge, ranked 43rd in the country, won his No. 2 singles match 6-4, 6-3 to put OSU up 4-1, thereby clinching the victory for the Buckeyes. Buchanan, down 5-2 in the first set in his match against No. 8 Eric Quigley, rallied for a 7-5 first set victory and dominated the second set 6-2 to win at No. 1 singles.“I just stepped my game up,” Buchanan said. “I was nervous at the beginning because my shots weren’t falling. I had to buckle down because it’s not good [for the team] if I go down.”OSU’s win improved its record to 9-1 and extended its home-match winning streak to 96. Two crucial points defined the match for the Buckeyes.At subsequent moments in their respective first sets, Buchanan went up 6-5 and Kronauge won 6-4, sending the crowd into a frenzy and putting the Wildcats on their heels.“Justin’s probably my best friend, so we know each other really well,” Buchanan said. “Seeing him get pumped up is great, it helps the team to see the top two guys playing well.”Coach Ty Tucker knows he doesn’t have to worry about his top two players playing to their highest capabilities.“They’re good players. They spend 20 hours a week together,” Tucker said. “They like to mix it up and compete. You don’t have to worry about [Buchanan and Kronauge] coming to fight.”The Buckeyes got off to a slow start, losing two of the three doubles matches to fall behind 1-0. The No. 2 doubles team of freshman Dino Marcan and junior Balazs Novak rallied from a 5-2 deficit to win 8-6 for OSU’s only doubles win.“[Kentucky’s] No. 1 doubles team is capable of winning the national title,” Tucker said. “Doubles isn’t our strong suit, but hats off to them [for winning the point].”Kentucky arrived in Columbus a confident bunch. The Wildcats had achieved their highest ranking in seven years and were coming off one of their biggest wins in school history, as they scored a 4-3 victory over then-No. 2 (and current No. 1) Virginia on Feb. 6, snapping the Cavaliers’ 63-match win streak.However, there would be no Cinderella story Sunday as the Buckeyes flexed their muscles in the singles match after dropping the doubles point.Junior Matt Allare evened the score at one by handily defeating Graeme Dyce 6-3, 6-4. Marcan, down 2-1 in both sets, won his No. 3 singles match against Brad Cox 6-4, 6-2.Shortly after Buchanan and Kronauge won their matches, Novak captured his ninth singles win of the year by defeating Anthony Rossi 6-2, 6-4 for the Buckeyes’ fifth point.
Everton are reportedly preparing to make a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, claims the Daily MailUnited boss Jose Mourinho is willing to sacrifice the Argentina international this summer in order to fund a move for a new centre-back and is reportedly holding out for about £30m.The Portuguese coach is currently considering whether to sign Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld and he has been told by the United board that he must first sell before he can bring any new defender to Old Trafford.And new Everton manager Marco Silva has now been alerted to this and is believed to be strongly interested in the prospect of working with Rojo once more.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The duo only had a brief spell together at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal after Rojo left the club in the summer of 2014, when Silva was appointed the new head coach.But Silva has no hard feelings towards Rojo and he views the 28-year-old as an ideal signing for Everton.While Rojo remains injured from the World Cup this summer, Silva is still interested in bringing him to Goodison Park.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes they will regroup and recover from their first Premier League defeat of the season at Manchester CityJurgen Klopp’s side unbeaten start came to an end on the 21st game with title rivals City claiming a 2-1 win to cut the gap down between them to four points.Roberto Firmino’s equaliser had given Liverpool hope of holding on for a draw following Sergio Aguero’s opener.But a 72nd-minute goal from Leroy Sane was enough for Pep Guardiola’s side to claim victory.However, Van Dijk is certain Liverpool will bounce back from this setback.“Disappointed that we lost, that is really obvious. [But] we’re four points clear, that is the main thing,” said Van Dijk on the club website.“Obviously the media has been making this game as big as ever but for us it was just another very important Premier League game. We knew it was going to be a very tough season and there will be ups and downs.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Here there was obviously a down but we have to keep going, keep bouncing back and that is something we are definitely going to do.“We just have to keep going. We will focus on recovering and make sure we are ready for the next game.”The Reds will next take on Wolves in the FA Cup on Monday night.21/38#PL pic.twitter.com/mtkiGWXYwG— Premier League (@premierleague) January 4, 2019