Van Dijk Liverpool will bounce back

first_imgLiverpool 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.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“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— Premier League (@premierleague) January 4, 2019last_img read more

Joe Cole and Owen poke fun at transfer deals

first_imgFormer Liverpool players Joe Cole and Michael Owen are starring in a new TV advert opening up on the controversy of Football transfers.The ex-footballers appeared in an advert for phone company Huawei, who are using the transfer deadline campaign as a marketing tool for their products.The former England internationals also recruited Premier League stars to help drive the campaign of the Chinese Mobile company.Owen and Cole both discussed the process of changing phones in the manner which transfer deals are negotiated.Cole said, according to Mirror Football: Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s important to not be stuck in your ways, change is good. I loved my time at West Ham , the fans were great, my teammates were brilliant, but I couldn’t turn down the move to Chelsea – a move that turned out hugely successful for me, where I won a lot of silverware.”“Much like then, the time has come for change and I’m sure my latest switch to Huawei will prove just as rewarding.’’Owen added: “I’ve made some big switches in my career, some have certainly been easier than others – leaving Liverpool definitely ruffled a few feathers!”“However, I have high hopes for my latest switch to Huawei, it’s been a lot smoother, surprisingly easy, and I’m anticipating great success. The kit is fantastic!”last_img read more

Guardiola makes Sarri defence after heavy loss

first_imgFollowing Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in any competition since 1991, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has pleaded for more time for his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio SarriGuardiola’s men took the Blues to the cleaners with a 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Sarri’s worst league defeat as a professional manager.However, the former Barca manager sympathised with Sarri citing his own career struggles when he first joined the League and the Italian’s exploits as Napoli’s boss.When asked if he felt pity for Sarri, Guardiola told Sky: “Yes of course. I know exactly what he wants to do. I think this kind of person – it always helps to make our (Premier League) football better.“They beat us at Stamford Bridge – and against Napoli last season – they were tight games. During moments of those games, they were better than us.“People don’t understand how difficult it is. I said many times, my first year was difficult too. Some moments we played good but not consistently.“People expect ‘Okay, manager arrives, he buys players and immediately come [results]’ – it needs time. It depends on the belief from the owners, the people who are in charge; they really need to believe in that.“The main reason I decided to come to Manchester City is because my bosses, the chairman specifically, I didn’t have to convince him. He knows me.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.“When it’s not going good, we try to find a solution. He doesn’t think I’m good when I win and bad when I lose. That is the reason why I am enjoying this period at this club.”Emotional Sarri headed straight down the tunnel after the 6-0 drubbing, appearing to ignore Guardiola’s outstretched handshake.“I spoke with (Chelsea assistant) Gianfranco Zola,” Guardiola added.“Maurizio Sarri didn’t see me. I have a good relationship with him so it is no problem at all.”Maurizio Sarri: I’m ‘always at risk’ of being sacked by Chelsea #MCICHE #MCFC #CFC— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) February 10, 2019last_img read more

Macau casino operator Success Universe to complete full purchase of Canadian travel

first_img RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Macau gaming investor Success Universe, which operates peninsula integrated resort Ponte 16 under license from SJM, is set to complete the full acquisition of Canadian travel agency Jade Travel Ltd as it looks to enhance its burgeoning travel business.Success Universe already holds 75% of Jade Travel but announced on Friday that it has reached an agreement to buy-out the remaining 25% from 1034635 BC Ltd for around HK$8.2 million. Load More Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Success Universe profit soars 230% in 1H19 on higher Ponte 16 share “As mentioned in the interim report of the company for the six months ended 30 June 2018, Jade Travel Ltd. had achieved an encouraging performance with a revenue increase of approximately 76% for the first half of 2018, driven by the substantial growth of the wholesale segment and the stable revenue contributed by the retail segment,” the company said.“Jade Travel Ltd also continued to work closely with leading regional and international online travel portals, including the most well-known and widely-used portals in the PRC, for the penetration of its broad range of travel products.“After completion, the croup can consolidate its shareholding control of [Jade Travel] and will have greater flexibility in formulating business strategy for Jade Travel Ltd which will help to improve the value of the travel business of the group.”Success Universe recently announced a profit of HK$14.2 million for the first half of the year – a considerable improvement on a loss of HK$23.3 million recorded in the same period in 2017.last_img read more

Microsoft Surface Headphones are 160 off for Prime Day

first_img Mentioned Above Microsoft Surface Headphones Mobile Accessories Headphones Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Preview • Microsoft Surface Headphones: Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Bose-buster noise-canceling headphones Abt Electronics Post a comment $349 $240 $243 See also Review • Surface Headphones review: Microsoft’s first noise-canceling headphones are almost great Enlarge ImageMicrosoft’s Surface Headphones are available in only one color. David Carnoy/CNET When Microsoft released its Surface Headphones last year, I thought it might have trouble selling its first noise-canceling headphones for the same price — $350 — as highly regarded competing products from Bose and Sony. Most stores are now selling them for $250, but for Prime Day, Amazon has them for $190. You can read my full Surface Headphones review here.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Read more: Huge savings on Bose, Beats, Apple headphones and Sonos speakers for Prime Day 2019See it at Amazon News • Microsoft Surface Headphones are $100 off See It Tags See it 2:38 Microsoft Surface Headphones from all angles Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 35 Photos See It See It Microsoft Surface Headphones Microsoft Surface Headphones: The surprise noise-canceling… Amazon The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more $349 Amazon Prime Day 0 CNET Deals Amazon Prime Amazon Microsoftlast_img read more

Ferdousi Priyabhashini no more

first_imgFerdousi PriyabhashiniFreedom fighter and noted sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday.She was 71.Priyabhashini was undergoing treatment at the coronary care unit (CCU) of Labaid Hospital following a cardiac arrest.She had been suffering from multiple complications, including kidney and heart diseases.Officials at the hospital said Priyabhashini was admitted to the hospital on 23 February. She was then suffering from kidney complications.Ferdousi Priyabhashini was born in Khulna on 19 February 1947. During Bangladesh’s War of Independence in 1971, she was tortured by the Pakistani military.For her sacrifice during the freedom fight, the government awarded her the Independence Award, the highest civilian award of the country in 2016.last_img

Time is running out for Rajib Mir

first_imgIf anyone wants to extend assistance for Rajib, they may deposit funds to:Sayeda Farjana YasminDutch Bangla Bank SWIFT Code : DBBLBDDHA/C # 186-103-00-19648Dutch Bangla Bank Munshiganj Branch, MunshiganjA. T. M Akhtar UddinAccount number: 193.103.46420. Dutch Bangla Bank. Progoti shoroni branch.A. T. M Akhtar Uddin, account number: 20501020207966000, Islami Bank, Local OfficeJannatul Mawa, Account Number: 0752011011239. Rupali Bank, Louhajong branch, Munshigonj.Sayeda Farjana Yasmin, Account Number: 16777, Islami Bank, New Market Branch, Dhaka.Bkash number: 01792 455 828 (Jannat), 01748 725 599 (Jannat), 01711 278 526 (Jannat) , 01818 978 718 (Saiful), 01778 795 827 (Biju), 01969 799 402 (Akidul); 01962 646 110 (Bhuban); 01730 995 333 (Sumon) (all the numbers are of relatives of Rajib)Rocket Number: 01912 678 0457 (Saiful), 01788 795 8297 (Biju), 01676 713 9468 (Bhuban) ; 01969 799 4023 (Akidul) .His Facebook profile picture is with his daughter and so is the cover picture. This is Rajib Mir, former teacher at Chittagong University and Jagannath University, a writer, researcher and an activist in various human rights movements.Rajib has now undergoing treatment for liver cirrhosis in a hospital in Chennai, India. He is is fighting for his life. His 14-month daughter Bibhor is in Bangladesh with his wife Sumona Khan. Bibhor hasn’t seen her father for about two months now, other than over video calls.A former student of Dhaka University’s department of mass communications and journalism, Rajib had a zest for life and living, but now physicians have given him just two months. Every day is one day closer to death. Unless he can undergo surgery for a liver transplant within this time, all efforts to save him will go in vain.Rajib Mir spoke over the telephone on Monday evening. He was physically weak, but spoke with strength of mind, “I have heard that my family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers have come forward to contribute towards my treatment. I want to go back to my daughter. With everyone’s prayers and help, I want to go back home to my country.”Rajib needs only Tk 9 million for his treatment. So far his friends, family and others have managed to collect Tk 4 million. Rajib’s sister Syeda Farjana is with him. He expressed his gratitude towards everyone, but then stopped short. There is still a long way to go.Sister Syeda Farjana Yasmin, deputy general manager of Narayanganj Palli Bidyut Samity, stands by her brother. She is one of the donor’s for his liver transplant. Most of the tests, including the DNA test, have been carried out and the results have been positive. The next step is surgery.Rajib is the eldest child of his parents and their only son. His parents and one of his sisters are staying in a house they have rented near the hospital in Chennai.Rajib Mir’s wife Sumona Khan and their daughter are back home in Bangladesh. Sumona Khan recently had chicken pox. Once she recovers she will go to Chennai with their daughter.Sumona Khan said, Rajib Khan has strength of mind because of the support of so many people. He believes he will recover and return home. Sumona sends pictures of their daughter to him regularly and they communicate through video calls. The daughter is too young to understand all that is going on.Rajib Mir’s last Facebook posting on 9 April is of pictures taken during his daughter’s birthday. His daughter Bibhor’s birthday was on 28 March. He wished his daughter, saying “… may she grow up in the love of trees, birds, flowers, rivers, the sky, the breeze and people.” On 30 March he wrote, “I’m in a storm, I’m not in a storm.”Sumona Khan said Rajib has jaundice for around a month and a half. Everyone thought he would recover with a little rest. But when he wasn’t improving, he was taken to a physician. His abdomen had swollen and he was vomiting blood. He was rushed to Chennai. He and his family have been fighting for his life since then.Sumona Khan has appealed to everyone to come forward to help Rajib, even if for the sake of his daughter.last_img read more

India EU ask Myanmar to implement Annan report

first_imgIndia and the European Union (EU) have urged Myanmar to implement the Kofi Annan-led Rakhine Advisory Commission’s recommendations and work with Bangladesh to return displaced persons to Northern Rakhine state, reports UNB.India and the EU also recognised the role being played by Bangladesh in extending humanitarian assistance to the people in need, according to India-EU joint statement issued during 14th India-EU Summit in New Delhi on Friday.The joint statement was issued after talks among Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, president of the European Council Donald Tusk and president of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker.India and the EU expressed deep concern at the recent spate of violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar that has resulted in the outflow of a large number of people from the state, many of whom have sought shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh.Both sides took note that this violence was triggered off by a series of attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants which led to loss of lives among the security forces as well as the civilian population.Both sides recognised the need for ending the violence and restoring normalcy in the Rakhine state without any delay.More than 5,15,000 Rohingyas have so far taken refuge in Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar carried out by its military forces since 25 August.last_img read more

White House denies Trump inciting violence against congresswoman

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 7 February 2019 US Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to defund border detention facilities, outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPThe top Democrat in the US Congress ordered a safety review for a Muslim congresswoman and her family Sunday after accusing president Donald Trump of putting her in danger by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Trump to remove the clip featuring Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar.”Following the president’s tweet, I spoke with the sergeant-at-arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff,” she said.”The president’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”Trump’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, meanwhile, defended the president Sunday against accusations that he was inciting violence toward Omar.Omar has been at the center of an escalating row after a clip emerged of her characterizing the deadliest attack on US soil as “some people did something.”On Friday, Trump tweeted a video that juxtaposed the snippet, which Omar’s fellow Democrats say was taken out of context, with images of the hijacked planes used in the attacks crashing into the Twin Towers that once dominated New York’s skyline. Menacing music accompanies Omar’s words.The clip, which had been viewed more than 9.4 million times as of Sunday afternoon, ends with the words: “SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WE REMEMBER.”Prominent Democrats including Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris and Omar’s fellow first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were quick to rush to Omar’s defense, accusing the president and other Republicans of deliberately de-contextualizing her remarks and endangering her life.Sanders, however, defended Trump, telling ABC television’s “This Week” that “the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone.”But, she added: “It’s absolutely abhorrent the comments she continues to make and has made and (Democrats) look the other way.”I find her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it’s a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments, and the big question is why aren’t Democrats doing it as well.”Omar hits backOmar has mounted her own trenchant fight back, tweeting Saturday: “No one person – no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious – can threaten my unwavering love for America.”I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans,” she said.The controversy arose after Omar delivered a 20-minute address to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) shortly after the New Zealand mosque attacks in March.”For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said.”CAIR was founded after 9/11,” she added, “because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”The civil rights group was in fact founded in 1994 but grew significantly after 2001.The speech did not initially receive significant attention until the snippet in question was highlighted weeks later by controversial Australian personality Mohammad Tawhidi who refers to himself as the “Imam of Peace.”last_img read more


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