Diego Costa and Chelsea team-mate Oscar had to be separated after exchanging robust tackles in training on Thursday. Press Association Brazil-born Spain striker Costa took exception to a challenge from Brazil playmaker Oscar and responded in kind in a competitive training session, with a confrontation swiftly diffused. Press Association Sport understands the incident was laughed off afterwards ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie with Scunthorpe. If Chelsea cannot offer him regular first-team football for the rest of the campaign, it is understood the Colombian would prefer to return to Monaco. Press Association Sport understands Falcao has recently rejected approaches from Mexican and Turkish clubs. Falcao’s contract with Monaco expires in 2018. Monaco signed the striker from Atletico in 2013 for GBP52million, but he spent just one season in Ligue 1, suffering a major knee injury midway through, before embarking on a disappointing loan spell at Manchester United in which he scored just four goals in 29 appearances. Prior to his time in England, Falcao was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world following prolific spells at Atletico, Porto and River Plate. Meanwhile, Chelsea have loaned out full-back Wallace to Gremio until June 2017. The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season in Serie A with Carpi and now returns to Brazil until the end of the next campaign. Oscar referenced it himself, writing tongue-in-cheek on Twitter: “For those who are talking to me and @diegocosta struggle today in training he’s lying, he’s one of my best friends and never fight.” Interim boss Guus Hiddink is likely to be asked about the kerfuffle during his scheduled pre-match media conference on Friday. Radamel Falcao was present at Chelsea’s Cobham training base on Thursday after flying back to parent club Monaco earlier this week. The Colombian returned to the Principality for checks on his thigh injury at Monaco’s training ground ahead of a potential return to the club. Falcao was hoping to resurrect his ailing career at Chelsea this year, but halfway through a season-long loan with the Premier League champions, he has scored just one goal. The 29-year-old has not played for Chelsea since the end of October due to a thigh injury and is expected to be out for at least another week with the problem. The striker returned to Chelsea’s Surrey base on Wednesday, but he is understood to be considering an attempt to cut his loan short and return to Monaco. With Costa and Loic Remy ahead of him in the pecking order, Falcao appears unlikely to get much playing time with the Blues for the rest of the season, which is of concern to the former Atletico Madrid forward.
“Like I said, I don’t want to see anything bad happen to the kid, but I don’t like his dad at all and this thing has been a joke from the beginning.””It’s this ol’ big mouth, jackass dad that’s put his kids in an awkward situation all year.”Charles Barkley did not hold back about LaVar Ball 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ng2yj0Cue0— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 27, 2019Lonzo Ball has been out since late January with an ankle injury and is not expected to return this season. He’s averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists while shooting 32.9 percent from 3-point range in 2018-19.The Lakers have been eliminated from playoff contention and have a 33-41 record entering Wednesday’s game at the Jazz. Lakers star LeBron James proud Lonzo Ball is ‘taking control’ of situation with Big Baller Brand Lakers’ Lonzo Ball permanently covers up Big Baller Brand tattoo Related News Charles Barkley didn’t mince words when talking about LaVar Ball.The TNT analyst appeared on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Wednesday morning to discuss the fallout around the family’s Big Baller Brand, which took a massive hit last week when it was discovered LaVar’s friend and business partner, Alan Foster, reportedly stole $1.5 million from the company. This prompted Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to sever ties with the brand, scrubbing his social media accounts with anything Big Baller related and even covering up his “BBB” tattoo. Host Jalen Smith asked Barkley his opinion about Big Baller Brand potentially folding and Lonzo Ball cutting ties with the company to “be his own man,” which prompted a harsh response from Barkley.”Well, he should have been his own man from the beginning,” Barkley said. “You can’t let your family members try to piggyback on your success… This thing has been a disaster from Day 1 and it was never going to work. And I feel bad because it’s this ol’ big mouth, jacka— dad that’s put his kids in an awkward situation all year.
Aubrey BruceAs I sit down to pen this, my first Black History Month work of 2014, I will in good faith, not in bad taste or laziness write a few more syllables, words, sentences and paragraphs’ regurgitating the supposed “benevolence” of Branch Rickey.“Rickey [the legendary] Major League Baseball (MLB) executive [was] elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. Mr. Rickey was born on December 20, 1881 and died on December 9, 1965. The time of his birth and death is significant, very significant to the body of communiqué.Rickey’s claim to fame was that “he [broke] Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson and for drafting the first Afro-Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente.Rickey played for the St. Louis Browns and New York Highlanders from 1905 through 1907. After struggling as a player, Rickey returned to college, where he learned about administration from Philip Bartelme. Returning to MLB in 1913, Rickey embarked on a successful managing and executive career with the St. Louis Browns, the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals elected him to their team Hall of Fame in 2014.” (Wikipedia)Most of us should be asking the question as to why there was a color barrier in place requiring it to be broken in the first place? Was it Branch Rickey or President Barack Obama that said; “It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode.”August 28, 1945 was the day Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to a minor league baseball deal but at that time many “mad men” remained at the core of our social and economic system, running our government, our country’s corporations and our sports teams who continued to implement and maintain “indentured servants” practices that continue until this day.As far as sports ownership and management goes Blacks may have exited the end zone of racial bias in the corporate and sports world but a “touchback” has been declared because they have not been afforded many opportunities to return the “kickoffs of opportunities” into the “red zones” of success.I have decided to take a break. turn on “Morning Joe” the MSNBC television program semi-dedicated to the Republican Party, right wing “killo-sophy,” oops, I meant philosophy. This is the “super preservative” gun carrying, flag waving, disenfranchising and war mongering faction of our society that incessantly ridicules Black Americans and all that we stand for.After the previous couple of weeks ridiculing a few Black athletes, the “panel” moves on to discussing the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman.I met Hoffman on September 11, 2002 at the Lennox Lounge in Harlem. I, along with former Pittsburgher, bassist Chris Sullivan, along with Long Island native and long time Harlem resident, jazz/pop vocalist Barbra Sfraga.We were doing a tribute to the victims of 911. Sfraga and I performed the Donny McClurkin song; “We Fall Down But We Get Up.”After the set, Hoffman who was hanging out with comedy legend Jackie Mason told me how moved he was. Jackie Mason wrote on a piece of paper that I was an awesome talent. I still have a laminated copy of that autograph.I am saddened by the death of Mr. Hoffman because such a brilliant talent has now been silenced, forever. Had the suspected drug allegedly ingested by him been legal, he could have left the shadows of iniquity and the drug that secretly pleased him and killed him may have been administered under a supervised conditions, do you remember Michael Jackson?No one will be calling Mr. Hoffman a ruffian.However, Seattle Seahawk defensive back Richard Sherman was labeled a “thug” by all of the “conservative” media outlets because he dared to exude an air of confidence after a hard fought victory against the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.Sherman’s performance on the field was legal, it was his braggadocio that wasn’t.CNN.com had this to say about Mr. Hoffman. “Philip Seymour Hoffman was a rare breed in Hollywood. The actor could disappear into — and transcend — any role He seemed to care more for his craft than celebrity. Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 46. He had the booming voice of a deity but often played schlubs and conflicted characters. He could be heartfelt and giving, as with his male nurse in “Magnolia” or rock critic in “Almost Famous,” or creepily Machiavellian, such as the gamemaster in the latest “Hunger Games” movie.”My ear is pinned to the wall am I losing my hearing? I am not hearing nor am I reading the word; “thug.” reflecting on his death.“In 1884 Sigmund Freud treats his depression with cocaine, and reports feeling “exhilaration and lasting euphoria, which is in no way differs from the normal euphoria of the healthy person…You perceive an increase in self-control and possess more vitality and capacity for work…. In other words, you are simply more normal, and it is soon hard to believe that you are under the influence of a drug.” [Quoted in Ernest Jones, *The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, Vol.1, p.82]Was Freud a hooligan? It was declared legal over 113 years ago that it was okay for Whites to use drugs but it was forbidden for people of color. In 1901 The Senate of the United States of America [adopted] a resolution, introduced by Henry Cabot Lodge,” to forbid the sale by American traders of opium and alcohol “to aboriginal tribes and uncivilized races.” These provisions are later extended to include “uncivilized elements in America itself and in its territories, such as Indians, Alaskans, the inhabitants of Hawaii, railroad workers, and immigrants at ports of entry.” (Lectlaw. com)In 1901 Branch Rickey was 20 years old. His opinions were already formed. The opinions about Black athletes must be reformatted for anything or anyone to be changed.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: email@example.com or 412.583.6741
Dear Editor,The current incumbents have not voiced any of their individual past accomplishments nor what they plan to accomplish if re-elected. Why is that? I thank Rob Fasulo and Suzanne Sullivan for putting out their specific areas they would address if elected.How hard is it to be honest? We are not being told the truth by these incumbents or by the current board. They are trying to pacify the residents by listing all the positive attractions Wilmington has but ignoring all the problems that exist. Residents aren’t naive to fall for their false rhetoric.This current board knows how to annoy the residents and they let us know that they control the agenda. We the residents don’t have a voice. We want a voice. Someone who will listen to us and will vote with us and not against us. Someone who has no conflicts.Rob Fasulo has a record of fighting side by side with the residents of Wilmington. He stood against the Global project. He stood against the Detox project at 362 Middlesex Ave. He is in the forefront of the fight on Olin. He has three notices of determination against the town for violating the open records laws.It’s time we make changes to this board and bring the voice of the people back to our town government. We can make this happen by casting a vote for Rob Fasulo. Wilmington needs someone like him to represent us!Join me in voting and supporting Rob Fasulo on April 27, 2019.Thank you,Carmine DeFilippoLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fasulo & Sullivan Will Be Transparent, Listen To The Residents & Protect The EnvironmentIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”
People from all walks of life pay their last respects to noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: Syful Islam/Prothom AloPeople from all walks of life paid their last respects to noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini at the Central Shaheed Minar on Thursday.Priyabhasini was given a guard of honour at the central Shaheed Minar premises when her body was taken there around 11:00am. Her body was kept there for one and a half hours so that people can pay their tributes to the eminent sculptor.Artistes, political leaders and activists of different socio-cultural organisations converged on the area to say goodbye to Priyabhashini, reports UNB.Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader placed a wreath on her coffin.“She had sacrificed a lot as a freedom fighter, she is a bright example for the new generation. Her sculptures added new dimensions to art,” Quader said while talking to reporters after placing the wreath.Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu said, “She was an example of courage for the women who are struggling in the society in different sectors. She used to raise her voice about women’s rights.”Her daughters- Fuleshwari Prionandini, Rotneshwari Priyadarshini and two sons- Karu Titas and Kazi Shaker Turjo were present at the Shaheed Minar.Fuleshwari Prionandini said her mother had struggled throughout her life. “It is our pride that our mother’s last address will be beside Jahanara Imam.”Her namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhaka University’s central mosque after Zohr prayers. She will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard beside the grave of martyr Jahanara Imam.Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who had been suffering from multiple health complications, breathed her last at Labaid Hospital in the city on Tuesday.
Kolkata: The state government has set up a six-member committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De, to look into environmentissues.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while inaugurating a community Durga Puja in Behala, expressed her deep concern over the key issues related to the environment.Referring to the annual report on environment 2017, published by the United Nations, she said that awareness is required to preserve nature.The UN report mentions: “For the first time, scientists have found direct proof that the ozone layer is healing. And now we move to address bigger challenges with the Kigali Amendment coming into force, to phase out substances that have a serious impact on our climate.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee said it is a tragedy that people don’t keep the areas where they live clean. “We have installed compactors throughout the state but despite that people are throwing garbage into the waterbodies. This is wrong,” she said.Earlier, she had raised the slogan “Save Green, Stay Clean” while inaugurating a community Durga Puja at Sribhumi last week. She also urged the people’s representatives to keep the areas under their jurisdiction clean.”It is our responsibility to keep the areas clean. It is most unfortunate that after painting a wall in bright colours, some people have a tendency to spit on it,” she said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe said the state government has set up a six-member committee headed by the Chief Secretary to look after the environmental issues.Though the civic authorities often conduct drives against the use of plastic carry bags in the markets, the shopkeepers continue to use them. These bags pose a serious threat as they often choke the underground sewer lines, causing massive waterlogging in different areas.Meanwhile, the Chief Minister inaugurated Durga Puja at Behala Natun Dal, Barisha Club, Ekchollish Palli and Haridevpur Ajay Sanhati. While inaugurating the Puja at Behala Natun Dal, she said: “The Puja becomes meaningless if the children do not look after their parents when they become old and infirm. Parents should be treated as Gods because this is our tradition and culture.”Meanwhile, construction of the bailey bridge to smoothen traffic flow during the Pujas in vast areas of Behala and its neigbourhoods, is being carried out in full swing. The installation of one bridge has been completed while work on the other one is underway. The installation of the bridges became necessary, after a portion of Majerhat bridge collapsed on September 4.
The growing level of pollution in the air raises the chances of irregular menstrual cycles among teenage girls, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has warned. According to the researchers, teenage girls affected by the air pollution may have slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity and longer time to achieve regularity in high school and early adulthood.The researchers also warned that exposure to air pollution can cause infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, this study suggests there may be other systems, such as the reproductive endocrine system, that are affected as well,” said Shruthi Mahalingaiah, Assistant Professor at Boston University.The menstrual cycle is responsive to hormonal regulation. Particulate matter in air pollution has demonstrated hormonal activity. However, according to the researchers, it was not known if air pollution was associated with menstrual cycle irregularity, until now. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, the researchers used health and location data gathered in the Nurses’ Health Study 2 plus air pollution exposure metrics from the EPA air quality monitoring system to understand a participants’ exposure during a particular time window.They found exposure to air pollution during high school was correlated with menstrual cycle irregularity. “Implications on human disease may come through reducing emissions on a global and individual level.”
MONTREAL — Air Canada is boosting its 2017-18 schedule with six new seasonal routes, including five on Air Canada Rouge – Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize, Toronto-St. Vincent, Montreal-Lima and Montreal-Phoenix – and one on Air Canada (Vancouver-Melbourne). All flights are now open for bookings and all are part of the airline’s strategic expansion of its international network.So far in 2017 Air Canada has launched new international services between Montreal-Shanghai, with Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Toronto-Reykjavik, Montreal-Reykjavik, Montreal-Tel Aviv, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille inaugural services to begin in the weeks to come.“Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean and the United States,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Vancouver-Melbourne is our third route to Australia, in addition to year-round service to Sydney and Brisbane. Our seasonal Melbourne service will provide additional options for business travellers between North America and Australia as well as Australians seeking a Canadian winter vacation experience.”More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upMontreal-Lima is Air Canada’s first South American route from its Montreal hub, and will offer travellers from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru, complementing existing year-round flights from Toronto, says Smith.The addition of the first long-haul, international scheduled service to St. Vincent in the Caribbean, along with the addition of Toronto-Belize, Montreal-Phoenix, Vancouver-Orlando “offers new choices for travellers looking to escape Canadian winters,” he adds.All new routes are timed to optimize connectivity at Air Canada’s Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver hubs to and from the airline’s network across North America and globally.The Vancouver-Melbourne service is four times weekly and runs Dec. 1, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018. The Vancouver-Orlando flights run Dec. 20 – April 8, twice weekly. Toronto-Belize City starts Dec. 15 and goes through April 13, with weekly flights. Toronto-St. Vincent is also weekly, from Dec. 14 – April 12. Montreal-Lima starts Dec. 16 and goes until May 27, twice weekly. Montreal-Phoenix will operate Feb. 22 – May 28, three times weekly. Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Air Canada rouge, America, Arizona, Australia & New Zealand, Belize, New Routes, Orlando, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Air Canada adds 6 new routes to Australia, South America, Caribbean, U.S. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by
<< Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA — Agents can now book two additional Bahia Principe properties with TravelBrands: Luxury Bahia Principe Samana and Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine.Available to book for travel from Nov. 1, 2018 onwards, the two properties add to TravelBrands’ already existing vacation packages to multiple Bahia Principe hotels and resorts in the Caribbean.“We are always looking to expand our product lines and these Bahia Principe properties were a natural fit for TravelBrands,” said Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Bahia Principe is a trusted name for travellers and their hotels offer a relaxing and beautiful escape from everyday life.”The Luxury Bahia Principe Samana is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Samana, Dominican Republic featuring a spa, pool, five restaurants and much more. The Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine in Punta Cana, also adults only and all-inclusive, boasts an on-site casino, spa, evening entertainment and other amenities.Grand Bahia Principe AquamarineAgents can book of these new offerings by visiting travelbrandsaccess.com. Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, TravelBrands TravelBrands adds two adults-only Bahia Principe resorts to product lineup Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Share