Barcelona chief Abidal unimpressed by Fabian Ruiz after Napoli scouting tripby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Eric Abidal was left unimpressed by Fabian Ruiz during a weekend scouting mission to Italy.Abidal traveled to Italy last weekend to see Napoli defeat Lecce at the Stadio Via del Mare.And the subject of his trip was Napoli pair Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly.However, Abidal came away unimpressed by the antics of Spanish midfielder Ruiz, says Mundo Deportivo.He scored the third goal for Napoli and could not think of anything better than celebrating in the face of angry local fans – a gesture that did not go down well with Abidal. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Life-saving gifts from fans and supporters of the World Baby Shower that singer-songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué threw ahead of the birth of their second child has so far raised almost $150,000 – and climbing, UNICEF said today.UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué hosted a World Baby ShowerCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/Jaume de la Iguana “Gerard and I are so happy to know that so many kids will benefit from the generosity of all of those who have participated in the World Baby Shower movement—and that we’ve raised 130,000 polio and measles vaccines and enough therapeutic food packets to feed 15,000 children – among other things that will now go to children in need,” said Shakira. “What is most exciting is that more than 500 mothers have organized their own baby shower which has also helped even more children all around the world.”UNICEF confirmed that the gifts from the supporters of the World Baby Shower, which launched in January, will benefit tens of thousands children by protecting them against disease and malnutrition, and providing essential items for their survival.Some 71,000 doses of polio vaccines and 65,000 doses of measles vaccines will immunize young children against two potentially deadly diseases. From therapeutic food – to treat severe malnutrition in children – to vaccine carriers for health workers, to midwifery kits, the donations will continue to benefit children for some time to come. Fans have also donated hundreds of blankets – proven to aid the survival of vulnerable newborns by keeping them warm.These gifts, along with family water kits, will help to prevent children from succumbing to the various diseases that threaten them and led to some 6.3 million child deaths in 2013.Additionally, 500 people signed up to host their own showers, giving gifts for other children instead of receiving them for their own. Partners such as The Bump and Baby List have even incorporated UNICEF’s inspired gifts to their registry offerings permanently.“This is an extraordinary show of generosity on the part of Shakira and Gerard, but also by the thousands of people who went out of their way to share in this event by giving to others,” said Shanelle Hall, head of UNICEF’s global supply operations, based in Copenhagen. “You could say this is Shakira’s biggest hit, and Gerard’s most spectacular goal. These gifts will reach tens of thousands of children with life-changing supplies.”This World Baby Shower is the second for the couple, who welcomed the birth of their son Milan two years ago with a shower to benefit children in need. This second baby shower has already surpassed the total donations reached with the last endeavor.“There is still a lot to do,” said Shakira. “Our greatest hope is that the world baby shower continues moving forward and that more mothers organize their own baby showers until every new mother and newborn worldwide can access the same vital life-saving tools to enjoy a safe and healthy childhood.”Those wishing to donate, or to host their own baby shower can visit www.worldbabyshower.org.Source:UNICEF
BEIJING — A Chinese government spokesman says Beijing will “immediately implement” terms of a tariff cease-fire with Washington and is “full of confidence” a trade agreement can be reached within 90 days.The Commerce Ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday that talks will start by focusing on trade in farm goods, energy and automobiles.Asked to confirm President Donald Trump’s statement that Beijing promised to immediately buy American goods, Gao said China will “immediately implement the consensus reached by the two sides on farm products, cars and energy” but said nothing about purchases.Trump agreed Saturday to postpone U.S. tariff hikes in a fight over technology by 90 days while the two sides negotiate.China has promised to act quickly on the agreement but failed to release details, rattling financial markets.The Associated Press
Karachi: Pakistan on Monday released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tension between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack, according to a media report. The Indian fishermen and citizens, arrested in Pakistan, were released from Karachi’s Malir jail, the Express Tribune reported. The released prisoners were taken to the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station under heavy security, where they boarded the Business Express for Lahore, the report said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAs a goodwill gesture amid tension with India, Pakistan had announced to release 360 Indian prisoners, including 355 fishermen and five civilians, during April, the report added. Fifty-five of the men were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters, while the other five were detained for crossing the border illegally. All of them were taken to Lahore in a train where they are expected to be handed over to the Indian authorities at Wagah border. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadOn April 7, Pakistan released first batch of 100 fishermen and another 100 were released on April 14. According to the Edhi Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organisation in Pakistan, Rs 5,000 was given to the fishermen by the foundation and they will send them to Wagah Border via special buses. According to the lists exchanged by both sides in January, there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails, 249 of whom are what the spokesman described as civilians and 98 fishermen, the report said. Pakistan’s announcement to release the fishermen came amidst escalating tensions between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
Xherdan Shaqiri made some harsh comments on his teammates from Stoke City as he made an interview in Switzerland and claimed that the quality is really low there compared to his previous teams.The Switzerland international used to play together with players like Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben or Mauro Icardi – now, he is playing in the Premier League for the team fighting just to avoid the relegation.The former Bayern Munich talent spoke about his teammates as he said, according to Sport Bible:“The feeling that even a Ronaldinho could do little in this team is sobering.”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…“I had to realise that it’s a bit different when you have players like Ribéry and Thiago at Bayern or Icardi and Kovacic at Inter.”“Here at Stoke, I can not exert too much influence, simply because there is a lack of quality around me.”“I can not just Löffel verwerfen (down tools )but it would take something extreme for Stoke in the transfer market this summer to revive my enthusiasm.”
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire refuses to rule out a move to Manchester United, but admits it won’t be easy for a “giant” club to sign himThe England international is regarded as one of the Premier League’s best centre-backs following an impressive World Cup campaign at Russia.Maguire had been heavily linked with a switch to United in the summer transfer window alongside Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.But Maguire ultimately remained at Leicester and recently signed a new five-year deal, which reportedly lacks any buy-out clause.However, due to his Champions League ambitions, Maguire admits that he may have to make a difficult choice in the future should another top club chase his services.“Yes, definitely it would be a difficult one,” Maguire told BBC, when asked about a potential bid from a big club in the future.“I’m an ambitious player. If you’re not an ambitious footballer, you’re in the wrong game really.“Everyone wants to play at the top level, everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world, so obviously the Champions League is one.”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The 25-year-old feels indebted to Leicester for their continued support, which helped him earn a spot in the England World Cup team.He added: “I want to concentrate fully on Leicester this year. See where it takes the club and see where we go from there.“The platform they gave me to go and play at a World Cup is something I’ll never forget, so it’s a big part of me wanting to show something back.“Since I made my debut at Sheffield United I felt like I could step on and climb the leagues. Signing for Leicester, they gave me a great platform to go and play for England as well.“My main aim is to be playing week in, week out in the Premier League and to get picked for England. However, I do want to win trophies. I want to win trophies with my country and I want to win trophies at club level.”An incredible journey. The highs and the lows… the joys of football. Massive thankyou for your support throughout. Special mention to the manager for giving me this opportunity. @England 🏴🦁❤️ pic.twitter.com/YfWceqrIiL— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) July 14, 2018
Brazilian former player Savio Bortolini, denied that Vinicius Junior can be compared to compatriot Robinho as an equally flawed player.Vinicius Junior has already made his particular impact in Real Madrid after he arrived, but this hasn’t prevented comparisons with Robinho and people like Savio Bortolini don’t agree with this notion.The former Brazilian player analyzed the style of play that the Flamengo product has, he compared it with the Santos product and he wanted to convince people that these two forwards have very little in common.The youngster has already given us a small taste of the type of football he practices, which is on the same vein as Robinho’s but there are many nuances that we need to point out in this article.For starters, Vinicius has a much better physique than Robinho ever had. The Santos product arrived in Real Madrid as a skinny kid, he never reached the muscular body that the young Flamengo product already has and that always makes a huge difference when you are comparing one player to another.You can make the argument that Messi triumphed with a small physique, but Lionel is actually one of the strongest players in football history despite being short.🗣 Sávio Bortolini ha hablado sobre los primeros meses de Vinicius en el Real Madrid 💬 “La historia del Vinicius en el Real Madrid tiene todo para ser rica, diferente de la historia del Robinho”https://t.co/9M4nEVN7jK— AS (@diarioas) November 13, 2018Robinho’s composition was very different, his pace was different and he never really gave us the impression that he would improve the clumsy way in which he always ran.‘Vinny’ on the other hand, already looks like a gazelle running on the pitch and has a very strong composition. Their style of play is also very different, Robinho was a lot more selfish with the ball.Vinicius does share a similar style because he is Brazilian, but he resembles Neymar far more than he does Robinho and Vinicius is even more practical than both of them.From the very start of his career at Real Madrid with the first squad, Vinicius has always shown that he wants to share the ball with all his teammates, he hasn’t given any hints of him taking all the spotlight because he understands that he is still very young and his time will eventually come.Robinho always wanted to give far more than he was capable of, and he never really proved that he could carry the team on his shoulders even when he was well into his first couple of years in Real Madrid.Robinho was more talented than Vinícius Júnior, there’s no doubt about that, he was a one of a kind talent and Santos scouts still consider him the most skillful player to emerge from their academy since Pelé.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Oh what could have been, if he took care of himself. pic.twitter.com/kJc4L1dBV4— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) September 30, 2018When compatriot Savio was questioned about the many virtues that Vinicius has, he didn’t hesitate to say that it is still too soon to make a final verdict and comparing him to Robinho is unfair to the veteran.Bortolini clearly said that Vinicius is the better player out of the two, which is not surprising and everybody can already notice with the few matches that Vinicius has already played. Comparing both players is simply wrong.“I think it’s still early to make an analysis on Vinicius. We can’t forget that he is an 18-year old kid, he is still too young and has a bright future ahead,” said Savio quoted by Diario AS. “Neither he nor the club can rush things yet. I believe that having him start matches is still too soon for him.”“I also think that he is paving his way in a good direction, he will soon realize what it means to play for Real Madrid with everything he has experienced thus far.”“We can’t assume that at 18, he can just come and start matches just like that. A process like this takes some time. It is impossible for me to see Vinicius as the new Robinho, I hate making a comparison such as this in football.”“Each of them has their profile, their style, their moment, and their era. One has nothing to do with the other. Both of them lived a different story.”“Vinicius’ story with Real Madrid has everything to become a wildly successful one, different to Robinho’s. I simply can’t make that comparison,” he added.Esos 45 millones de Vinicius, tienen pinta de ser un Drenthe o Robinho. #VerdadesQueDuelen pic.twitter.com/J9zUCP1DXh— Sir Juego Balón (@juegobalon) July 16, 2018What do you think about the comparisons between Robinho and Vinicius? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
A young man and his nephew were killed as a truck hit a motorbike on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway at Pollapukur intersection in Puthia upazila on Thursday noon, reports news agency UNB The deceased were identified as Tushar Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Latif, and Shahin Ali, 20, son of Nazmul Islam, residents of Ramchandrapur Kedurmor area of the city. Police said that the truck hit the motorbike of Tushar when he and his nephew Shahin were going to Natore, leaving the duo dead on the spot. On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Police seized the truck but the driver managed to flee.