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‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’: China thanks international community for support, understanding

first_imgThe countries are the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Hungary, Belarus, Turkey, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago.Read also: China sees more patients recover from novel coronavirus infection“The donations speak volumes of their deep compassion. A friend in need is a friend indeed. I’d like to thank them all,” Hua added.She went on to say that China would continue to share information and strengthen cooperation with other countries in an open, transparent and highly responsible manner to safeguard the life and health of the Chinese people and contribute to regional and global public health security.The new coronavirus that appeared late December has claimed 563 lives, infected more than 28,000 people in mainland China and spread to more than 20 countries.Topics : China has responded to the international community’s assistance amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, by saying that while China has “mostly relied on its own strength”, the help it has received enhances its international friendship.“In the face of the epidemic, China mainly relies on its own strength to tackle the challenge. At the same time, we welcome and thank the sincere and friendly understanding, support and help from the international community,” China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a daily briefing on the ministry’s website.She added that the governments of 21 countries and the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF had donated epidemic prevention and control supplies to China as of Wednesday.last_img read more

Royal Caribbean Orders 3rd Icon Ship from Meyer Turku

first_imgMiami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed a deal with Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the construction of its third Icon-class ship.Under the agreement, the new vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2025. To feature 200,000 gross tons, the cruise ship will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).It will join its two sister ships, to be delivered into Royal Caribbean International’s fleet in 2022 and 2024, respectively.“We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Icon-class fleet that affirms our commitment to clean-power technologies at sea,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.“We’ve designed a class of ships powered by liquefied natural gas that leverages the latest, environmentally-friendly applications. We believe that innovative shipbuilding can reduce our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiencies to help to build a cleaner future.”This order is contingent upon financing.The construction of the first Icon ship will begin at Meyer Turku shipyard in the spring of 2020.last_img read more

I should have been more ruthless at the Emirates-Fabregas

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Napoli ace and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas “At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match. Fabregas, who joined London rivals Chelsea in 2014, highlights the Blues’ desire to win at all costs as the main difference between the two clubs “At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly. “When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. Read AlsoArteta hopes FA Cup win convinces Aubameyang stay at Arsenal “At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.” After calling time on his four-and-a-half-year stay at Chelsea in January 2019, Fabregas secured a move to Monaco. He has since made 37 appearances for the French outfit, who were in ninth place at the time of its curtailment in April. Loading… Close to a decade after leaving Arsenal, former team captain Cesc Fabregas says he regrets not gingering the team to be more ruthless and ‘ugly’ with a view to winning trophies. The Spaniard insists he is partly to blame for the Gunners lack of success in during his term as captain under former coach Arsene Wenger. Fabregas, 33, spent eight years with the Gunners after emerging from their academy ranks in 2003. The Spaniard racked up 303 appearances under Wenger and was named captain in 2008, but their FA Cup win three years earlier was the only time he claimed silverware in north London. After coming up short in his bid to win the Premier League, Fabregas sealed a dream move to Barcelona in 2011 and got his hands on the Spanish title in his debut season Yet when his time at the Nou Camp came to an end in 2014, Arsenal’s reluctance to use their buy-back clause meant London rivals Chelsea swooped in – and it was a move that proved highly successful. The midfielder got his hands on two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup at Stamford Bridge – and he believes the west London club had a better understanding of winning at all costs than Arsenal “Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless,” Fabregas told The Telegraph. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rising Sun Regional Foundation scholarship application period open

first_imgRising Sun, In. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation is prepared to award up to $54,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors. The $1,000 scholarships can be used at any accredited post-secondary school or vocational program.Applications are available online here and are due by March 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. For more information please call 812-438-4490.last_img

UCL, Europa League set for August return

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results The Champions League and Europa League look increasingly likely to be played exclusively in August after more talks about the remainder of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday.Uefa told the 55 associations on Tuesday there was still the possibility of the competitions being played throughout June, July and August. But BBC Sport reported that the latest discussions revolved almost exclusively around a plan to complete the domestic leagues by July 31, with European competition following after that.Nothing definitive has been agreed but Uefa is keen to leave all options on the table for as long as possible given the general uncertainty across Europe and in the knowledge there is no guarantee the season will be finished.However, there is a view that travel restrictions are more likely to have eased in August, which would be necessary for a cross-border competition.Tags: Europa LeagueUEFAUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

FIFA ex-Deputy Secretary gets 10-year ban

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland FIFA issued a ban on former Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General Markus Kattner for 10 years and a fine of 1 million Swiss francs ($1.05 million), the football’s governing body said Tuesday.FIFA also said the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee found Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of his position. “The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official,” FIFA said in a statement.Kattner served 13 years at the world football’s governing body during the administration of Sepp Blatter, who was also previously given a multi-year ban.Kattner was dismissed in 2016 on changes of mismanagement.Tags: FIFAIndependent Ethics CommitteeMarkus Kattnerlast_img read more

UCF Announces Lazy River Next to Stadium, As Team Drops Game to Pitt

first_imgA slow start, combined with penalties and mistakes, sealed Number 15 UCF’s fate for the game. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett caught a 3-yard touchdown pass during a trick play called the “Pitt Special,” with just 56 seconds left in the game, causing UCF to drop the game to the Panthers (2-2), 35-34. UCF is now 3-1 on the season. The University of Central Florida is planning to take tailgating to a new level in time for next year’s football season, with the introduction of a lazy river to be located outside the school’s stadium.Officials say they will be offering 250 memberships to what will be called McNamara Cove for $2,500 each. The all-inclusive package will cover “covegating” leading up to all regular-season home games.Guests will be able to enjoy the lazy river, in addition to a pool, sand volleyball courts, lounge chairs, a bocce ball green, and a service cabana.Outside of game days, McNamara Cove will be open to student-athletes, as part of the university’s $30 million Kenneth G. Dixon Athletics Village.The lazy river is named for Tom and Stacey McNamara, who made a naming gift commitment of $1 million last year.Meanwhile, the national champion UCF Knights’ winning streak came to an end on Saturday against Pittsburgh.last_img read more

Porto advance to last 8 at Champions League

first_imgPorto: Porto advanced to the quarter finals of the Champions League with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Roma, clinching the win with a penalty conversion in extra time.The Serie A side led 2-1 after the February 12 first leg at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but Porto won the second leg of this round-of-16 clash 3-1.The home side extended the contest with a second-half goal from Moussa Marega, and then got what proved to be the game-winner when left back Alex Telles scored from the 12-yard mark deep into extra time.With the narrow win, Porto are back in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Other Sports Deepa Malik, Paralympics Silver Medalist Awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna On National Sports Day

first_img New Delhi: Deepa Malik, who secured a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on National Sports Day. Manuel Fredericks, who has had a big hand in India hockey, was awarded the Dhyan Chand award for his achievements while Arup Basak was also given the Dhyan Chand award for his contributions to the growth of Table Tennis in India. Deepa Malik, who became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the 2016 Paralympics Games, has backed out of the next Games in 2020 in Tokyo due to injury and is instead considering taking up swimming. Malik had secured silver in shot put in 2016 Paralympics, but she revealed that shot put and javelin in her disability category were not a part of the next Paralympics, which will be hosted by Tokyo from August 25.Malik was joint winner of the top honour with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion Bajrang Punia, who is in Russia to prepare for the upcoming World Championships in Kazakhstan.  Malik became only the second para-athlete after double Paralympic gold-medallist javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, who received the recognition in 2017, to have won the prestigious award. At 49, she also became the oldest athlete ever to have claimed the honour. Malik became fourth-time lucky as she was ignored for the award for the past three years, leading her to question and criticise the decision.”I am very happy. This whole journey has been more about changing the attitude of people towards disability and the hidden potential in people with disability. I think the award is going to be a huge inspiration to women athletes in disability. It took 70 years for independent India to win medal in Paralympic,” Malik said.There were several other prominent sports personalities who were awarded the Arjuna Award. World No. 1 wrestler in 65kg, Bajrang Punia was also awarded the Khel Ratna but he could not accept it as he was out of the country.  The Arjuna Award was also awarded to people like Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav, track and field stars Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, Mohammed Anas and Swapna Barman, footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, hockey player Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and shooter Anjum Moudgil.Also Read | NRI businessman announces cash prize for 2016 Rio paralympics heroesAs per guidelines, to be eligible for the award, a sportsperson should not only have had good performance consistently for the previous four years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended, but should also have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.Also Read | PM Narendra Modi honours Rio Paralympics Medallist Deepa Malik at Haryana Swarna Jayanti program in GurugramProminent absentees from the event were cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Asian Games gold-medallist shot-putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, and silver-winner quartermiler Mohammed Anas, all of who were picked for the Arjuna award this year.  Jadeja is currently on national duty with the Indian Test team in the Caribbean, while Toor and Anas are competing in the national inter-state athletics meet in Lucknow right now.List of Awardees: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Deepa Malik (para-athletics), Bajrang Punia (wrestling) Arjuna Awards: Ravindra Jadeja (cricket), Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football), Sonia Lather (boxing), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey), S Bhaskaran (bodybuilding), Ajay Thakur (kabaddi), Anjum Moudgil (shooting), B Sai Praneeth (badminton), Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics),  Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton), Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis), Pooja Dhanda (wrestling), Fouaad Mirza (equestrian), Simran Singh Shergill (polo), Poonam Yadav (cricket), Swapna Burman (athletics), Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics) and Gaurav Singh Gill (motorsports). Dronacharya Award (regular category): Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis) and Vimal Kumar (badminton).   Dronacharya Award (lifetime category): Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket), Rambir Singh Khokar (kabaddi) and Mezban Patel (hockey). Dhyan Chand Award: Manoj Kumar (wrestling), C Lalremsanga (archery), Arup Basak (table tennis), Nitten Kirrtane (tennis) and Manuel Fredricks (hockey). highlights Deepa Malik became the first Indian to win a medal in Paralympics.Deepa Malik will not be part of the 2020 Olympics.Ravindra Jadeja was nominated for the Arjuna Award.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Sevilla Suffer Late Own Goal to Stutter Quest for UCL Ticket

first_imgThe closest either side came to goal in the first period was when visiting winger Munir El Haddadi’s brilliant free-kick crashed against the crossbar.Sevilla did take the lead in the first minute of the second half, as former Barcelona player El Haddadi teed up Dutch striker Luuk de Jong to score his sixth league goal of the season.Levante managed to create some late pressure and centre-back Carlos put through his own net three minutes from time after a mix-up with goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.The draw helped 12th-placed Levante move 10 points clear of safety with nine matches to play.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sevilla suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage as a late own goal by Diego Carlos allowed visiting Levante to grab a 1-1 draw on Monday.Julen Lopetegui’s side, who sit third in La Liga, hold a five-point lead over fifth-placed Getafe, although their closest rivals still have to play in this round of matches.The five-time Europa League winners, who last played in the Champions League in 2017-18, are four points clear of fourth-placed Real Sociedad, with Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Villarreal and Granada also in the top-four hunt.last_img read more