Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Sep 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15.5kShares Comment Gabriel Magalhaes makes William Saliba prediction after completing Arsenal transfer Advertisement William Saliba impressed during the recent friendly win over MK Dons (Picture: Getty)‘He is a great player and I am sure we will get along very well. It is a dream I am living the dream right now to play for this club with such a massive history and achievements.‘Everything is there to achieve and I am very happy to be here. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but i am glad to be here and I can’t wait to play with my new team-mates.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is now likely to turn his attention to selling some of the defenders he has deemed surplus to requirements. Sokratis Papastathopoulos is wanted by Napoli after they missed out on Gabriel, while the Gunners will also listen to offers for the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. David Luiz penned a new deal earlier in the summer while January loan recruit Pablo Mari has been signed on a permanent deal from Flamengo.MORE: Arsenal legend Sol Campbell reveals interest in replacing Freddie Ljungberg on Mikel Arteta’s coaching staffMORE: Alexis Sanchez reveals he asked to rejoin Arsenal after his first Manchester United training sessionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Gabriel and William Saliba could form a powerful looking new central defensive partnership at Arsenal (Picture: Getty / Twitter)New Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes is confident William Saliba has all the qualities necessary to become a key player for Mikel Arteta’s new-look side.The France Under-21 international joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne last summer but was loaned back to the French club for another year as part of the deal.Saliba is likely to former a new-look central defensive partnership with Gabriel, whose own move to the Emirates Stadium was confirmed earlier this week.Arsenal beat competition from the likes of Napoli and Manchester United in order to complete the signing of the 22-year-old Brazilian from Lille, and Gabriel is relishing the opportunity to strike up an understanding with his new team-mate.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘I did not follow him much but I know he’s a talented young player and if he is joining arsenal it is because of his quality. We have a few friend in common and I did play against him before. Advertisement
Cristiano Ronaldo is flying home to Madeira to be with his mother in hospital after she suffered a stroke, reports in Portugal claimed today. Mother-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in Madeira just after 5am this morning. Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro (pictured with the football star last year) has reportedly been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke Local media say she is ‘conscious and stable.’ She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health. Reports say that the Juventus star is flying to the Portuguese island on a private jet today and will return to Italy tomorrow to play in a cup semi-final against Milan. One local report says Dolores has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This is the most common type of stroke. Reports say Dolores is resting after receiving mechanical thrombectomy, a technique which involves the removal of a blood clot from the artery through a catheter. Her family are said to have asked the regional health service to respect her privacy while she remains in intensive care at the hospital. There has been no comment by any of her four children, but wellwishers have offered the 65-year-old their support on social media. One said: ‘Get well soon Dolores. Portugal is with you.’ nother added: ‘Stay strong Dolores. Everything will be okay. We will be praying for you.’ New tests to evaluate her conditions and any side effects from the stroke she has reportedly suffered are not expected to take place until late this afternoon. One local TV report described the next 12 hours as ‘decisive’ and described Dolores’ stroke as ‘severe’. Sporting Lisbon, where Ronaldo started his senior career before he signed for Manchester United, wished Dolores a speedy recovery today. Ronaldo’s mother is an ambassador for the club’s foundation. The club said in a statement: ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal wishes Dolores Aveiro all the best and wishes she makes a speedy recovery.’ At the start of last year Dolores revealed she was ‘fighting for her life’ after a new cancer drama. She recovered from breast cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in 2007. In 2009, then-Manchester United star Ronaldo donated £100,000 to build a new cancer centre at the hospital where his mother was treated. 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She told a Portuguese TV station in a interview: ‘I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.’ There has been no official comment from the hospital today, and there was no immediate response to the news from the footballer’s representatives in Portugal. Dolores had looked happy and relaxed as she posed for these photos in recent days Two days ago, Dolores had looked happy and relaxed as she posed for a photo by a monument in Machico, a small city on Madeira’s east coast. The 65-year-old, who has more than two million followers on Instagram, wrote alongside the photo: ‘Happy Sunday to everyone.’ Her daughter Katia responded with a heart image and the words: ‘My darling mum.’ A follower responded: ‘Happy Sunday to you too Dolores. You’re looking very nice.’ The previous day she posted another photo thought to have been taken from the roof terrace of her home on the island with a message saying: ‘Good weekend to everyone. ‘Take advantage of this sun to enjoy a stroll, but don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses.’ Dolores has been a devoted follower of her son’s career, frequently celebrating on the pitch with him after his footballing triumphs. ‘Ronaldo would not be where he is without his mother,’ said Francisco Afonso, Ronaldo’s first coach at the small local club CF Andorinha, in 2015. Last year, Dolores stood firmly by her son’s side when he was accused of rape in a now-abandoned criminal investigation. She said last February that she had ‘confidence in my son when it comes to what happened’ during the visit to Las Vegas at the centre of the claim. Cristiano Ronaldo with his mother Dolores in 2016, when the Portuguese football star was still playing for Real Madrid Read Also: Ronaldo caught up in coronavirus lockdown The mother-of-four also lashed out at Ronaldo’s American accuser, saying she ‘didn’t go to his hotel room to play cards’. Ronaldo is due to play in an Italian cup semi-final against AC Milan on Wednesday evening. The 35-year-old was born in Madeira and began his youth career there before moving to Sporting Lisbon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
The Chilean was entering the final year of his previous deal but has now agreed an extension to 2017 in a move that could quell speculation linking Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola with his position. Guardiola, out of contract next summer, is long thought to have been a target for City having previously worked under the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain at Barcelona. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he now has to deliver titles after signing a new-two year contract at the Etihad Stadium. Pellegrini, 61, won the Barclays Premier League in his first season at City in 2013 but, after last year’s disappointing campaign, he accepts improvement is necessary. Pellegrini said: “It is very important for the club to trust in our work. I am very happy here at Manchester City so if both parties are happy we can continue. The support the club gives me is important. “But you know in this profession you need results, so it is very important for me to have a good season and get good results. “For me a good season with a big team is that you must win a title (trophy). You cannot say it is a very good season if you win nothing.” Speculation over Pellegrini’s future was rife towards the end of last season as it became apparent the club would not catch Chelsea in the Premier League and they went out of the Champions League. It eased as City ended with six successive wins but could return if the team again perform below par. Pellegrini accepts this but insists it will not bother him. He said: “I was used last season to the speculation. I’m not talking about Pep Guardiola. He is a manager that every team will want to manage them because he is a great manager. “Maybe he is linked with this team more because of the relationship with Txiki and Ferran but I trust in them and I am sure if they want to bring in him, they will tell me. “I have no problem with my relations inside the club. I know exactly how the owners think. Maybe it is better for the outside media.” Soriano believes the new contract will allow Pellegrini to concentrate on business on the field. He said: “This agreement allows Manuel to focus on the challenge of guiding a team capable of both fighting for domestic titles and competing for European honours.” City’s main business during the summer has been the signing of England’s Raheem Sterling in a club record £49million deal from Liverpool. Sterling’s conduct towards the end of his time at Anfield attracted much negative criticism but Pellegrini expects the 20-year-old forward to settle quickly and provide plenty of excitement. Asked how good Sterling can be, Pellegrini said: “Very, very good. I trust a lot in him. “Maybe some of the media are talking about the price we paid for him, but an English player at 20 with such quality, speed and good technical ability – I think he will continue improving a lot every year. “Playing with players like Yaya (Toure) or (David) Silva or Kun (Sergio Aguero) will help him to improve. I trust you will see Raheem scoring a lot more goals than he scored in other seasons for Liverpool.” Another new signing, midfielder Fabian Delph, will miss Monday’s season-opener at West Brom with a hamstring injury while defender Gael Clichy is out with an ankle problem. Press Association
The Gujarat government on Wednesday suspended a 2010 batch IAS officer Dr. Gaurav Dahiya from service on the grounds of charges of bigamy, sexual harassment and cheating filed against him by a Delhi-based woman.His suspension order was issued by a five member committee set up by the state government to inquiry into the allegations submitted report to the government. “He has been suspended based on the findings of the inquiry committee report,” Chief Secretary Dr. J.N. Singh said after the suspension order was issued by the general administration department. The inquiry committee is headed by Principal Secretary Sunaina Tomar while Mamta Verma and Sonal Mishra are other members besides retired joint secretary Devi Pandya and additional secretary (personnel) Ashok Dave. In the suspension order, it is stated that “disciplinary actions against Dr. Gaurav Dahiya, IAS (Gujarat cadre, 2010 batch) are contemplated for serious charges of misconduct and moral turpitude.” During the probe conducted by the inquiry committee, Mr. Dahiya appeared before it twice and recorded his statement in which he reportedly contended that he was “falsely implicated” by the woman.In her complaint, the Delhi-based woman has stated that Mr Dahiya married to her despite the fact that he had not taken divorce from his first marriage.“He lied to me that he will soon divorce his wife. We got married in February 2018 in Tirupati. I have photographs and videos of our wedding. When I insisted to get our marriage registered, he started torturing me and even blackmailed me by showing some intimate photos,” she alleged in her complaint sent to the state authorities.He was posted as Mission Director of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and was shifted after the allegations against him surfaced.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought the World Bank’s technological and financial support to help the State’s farmers shift from the conventional wheat-paddy cycle to a diversified cropping pattern, aimed at income enhancement and water conservation.At a meeting with a World Bank delegation, led by Dr. Juergen Voegele, Global Director, Agriculture and Water, the Chief Minister said that encouraged by the State government’s programmes, many farmers were adopting alternative crops by shunning wheat and paddy cultivation. “They need technological and financial support, which the World Bank could provide,” he said.Capt. Amarinder directed the State agriculture department to come out with a blueprint of crop diversification and ground water saving projects for submission to the World Bank, for their technological and financial support.During the meeting, which focused on the critical issues of crop diversification to enhance farmers’ income and check water depletion, the Chief Minister also urged the World Bank to provide support for promotion of fruit and livestock exports in Punjab, as it had done in Uzbekistan.Farm subsidiesHe mooted decoupling of farm subsidies from production, and underlined the need for an efficient marketing mechanism to incentivise farmers towards crop diversification, and said the World Bank could support the State government’s programmes in this regard. He also stressed the importance of enlargement of the existing farm support mechanism, for which procurement of alternative crops such as maize, cotton and sugarcane by the Union government at the minimum support price was vital, he said.The issue of stubble burning also came up during the meeting and the Chief Minister said the farmers needed to be incentivise through cost compensation by the central government to make the campaign against the harmful practice a success.Mr. Voegele, according to the Punjab government’s statement, lauded the State’s initiatives like ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ and assured the Chief Minister of full support from the World Bank in his efforts towards crop diversification and water conservation.(With PTI inputs)
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 15, 2018 – Montego Bay – Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has called for a collective effort to curtail visitor harassment in order to safeguard the industry’s gains and surpass the country’s record-breaking outturns achieved in 2017.“We made history in Jamaica when we welcomed 4.3 million visitors to the island (in 2017). The sector (also generated) approximately US$3 billion in earnings, representing an 11.2 per cent increase (over 2016).“We cannot afford to reverse the gains we have made and continue to make. This is why it is so important to curb the vexing issue of visitor harassment so that our thriving tourism sector can experience further expansion,” the Minister added. He was speaking at the opening ceremony for a sensitization workshop for parish judges at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on January 13.Mr. Bartlett said visitor harassment remains an issue for the tourism sector and, such, lauded the workshop’s participants for their interest in being sensitized on the issue and how they can help to curb it. He pointed out that the industry, having soared to levels “beyond our wildest imagination” in 2017, must be “protected at all costs”.Mr. Bartlett said despite challenges with visitor harassment, recent surveys indicate that up to 60 per cent of tourists are “very satisfied” with the Jamaican experience, with 42 per cent being repeat visitors.“Our intention is for those numbers to be higher…so we have no room for complacency. The visit should resonate so well with those who land on our soil that they will unhesitatingly give us an A plus rating consistently,” he emphasized.Mr. Bartlett said, in this regard, industry stakeholders have a pivotal role to play in safeguarding the sector, adding that “we have to be very firm in our pledge to decrease incidents of harassment and, over time, see to its elimination”.Release: JIS
KOLKATA: Swami Suvirananda, general secretary Ramakrishna Math and Mission, presented Swami Vivekananda medal to Nanritam, an NGO that has set up a 100-bed eye hospital to treat people coming from economically challenged background.Nanritam was started in 2002 by a few like-minded professionals who had one common inspiration to guide them – Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission and his ideal of service to mankind. Bharati Bakshi, a medical practitioner and Ranjana Sengupta toiled hard to give the organisation a shape. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalLokeswarananda Eye Foundation is a 100-bed eye-hospital at Barandanga village of Para in Purulia. The hospital offers service to poor people and many well-known eye surgeons from Kolkata attend the hospital to offer free service. Not only in Purulia, the hospital has gained popularity among people in South Bengal and who come from neighbouring districts for treatment. The services that are offered include — OPD Services and consultation with eye-surgeons and the services, Cataract Operation, treatment for Posterior Segment Blindness, Glaucoma and Retinal Disorder corrections. The other areas where Nanritam provides service include child development through quality education, treatment to the physically and psychologically challenged children, skill training with employment/entrepreneurship support, integrated rural development through farmers and training facilities.