Italian Antonio Conte was handed the responsibility of reviving Chelsea’s fortunes and bringing the Premier League title back to Stamford Bridge when he was named as their new head coach on Monday.Conte, 46, the head coach of Italy, will move to London on a three-year contract after the June 10 – July 10 European Championship in France.Conte has long been touted as Chelsea’s first choice to succeed Jose Mourinho as their next permanent manager following the departure of the Portuguese in December after Chelsea made their worst start to a top flight campaign for more than 30 years.Dutchman Guus Hiddink has been in charge since Dec. 19 but his second stint as interim coach was never going to last longer than the end of this season.“I am very excited about the prospect of working at Chelsea Football Club. I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that,” Conte said in a statement on Chelsea’s website (www.chelseafc.com).“I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation. I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.”Chelsea’s fortunes have stabilised under Hiddink who took over with the 2014-2015 champions mired in 16th place having won only four of their opening 16 league matches.Saturday’s 4-0 win at Aston Villa was their 15th unbeaten league match since Mourinho left, but they are still only in 10th place in the table with no chance of retaining their title or winning a trophy this season.Their 13-year unbroken run in the Champions League will also end, and it is very unlikely they will be in the Europa League next season either.Conte will be the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following previous incumbents Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.He played more than 400 games for Juventus and went on to manage the club to three successive Serie A titles from 2012 to 2014.
Fifita was a glaring omission from Mal Meninga’s 24-man Four Nations squad announced on Tuesday ahead of the Four Nations against England, New Zealand and Scotland.ARL Chairman John Grant confirmed the decision was part of a new stance which will see players overlooked for representative honours for bad behaviour.”There is not a contract to play with the Kangaroos, it’s a privelege and honour,” Grant said earlier this week.The Sharks giant was widely condemned for his recent support of one-punch killer Kieran Loveridge and was also fined and suspended for six games in 2015 for abusing a junior rugby league official.His non-selection two days after he scored the winning try in Cronulla’s historic victory over Melbourne has left Fifita to questioning his playing future in Australia.Fairfax Media is reporting the 27-year-old has had discussions with manager Ben Johnston about walking away from the NRL, despite having two years to run on his contract with the Sharks.Meanwhile, high-profile Kangaroos including four-time Dally M Medal winner Johnathan Thurston have publicly backed the ARL’s new selection policy.”If the game feels as though that’s the best decision to make, then as a senior player I fully appreciate what the game is doing and stand up for that,” Thurston said.
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is currently exploring the option of increased usage of bio-stimulants which will help to increase cassava yields.The use of bio-stimulants is being promoted based on research and tests carried out. These show an increase in the quantity of cassava harvested. NAREI has already moved towards implementing the use of chemical bio-stimulants.Research scientist with responsibility for the cassava production programme, Premdat Beecham told the Government Information Agency (GINA): “One of the works that we’re doing is the utilisation of improved farming technologies, that’s the utilisation of irrigation systems, fertilisation systems and the use of bio-stimulants for crop production. Based on results obtained, that would be preliminary results, would have proven that the use of bio-stimulants has increased crop production more than 45 per cent and this is an encouraging sign, especially for farmers.” NAREI’s programme is aimed at multiplying new and improved varieties of the cassava crop for distribution to farmers across the country. The Institute is expected to introduce three new varieties of the root crop shortly.For some time, a number of pilot projects had been executed in various parts of Regions Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) in the process of expanding production. It has been recognised that there is a demand for cassava in the form of flour and efforts are being made to produce this type.Additionally, farmers can benefit locally by supplying chip factories with cassava for chip production in the near future. This will be in keeping with the Agriculture Ministry’s campaign to “Eat what you grow and grow what you eat”. Based on a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, the Caribbean region and its people can benefit from improved economics and health status as a result of increased cassava production.“We have quite a lot of products we can get from cassava especially; we had worked with FAO in terms of the utilisation of the cassava for bread-making, and we did some tests with 20 and 30 per cent of the grated cassava in bread and it came out very successful,” Beecham reported.The Government of Guyana is working with other member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to diversify their local produce. This would eventually reduce the Region’s food import bill which currently stands at over US$4 billion annually.Guyana’s farmers can contribute to regional food security by increasing agricultural output with the exploration of cassava production, and the extensive use of bio-stimulants. A bio-stimulant used for agricultural purposes usually is made of compounds and micro-organisms which can be applied to the soil of plants or the plants themselves to improve vigour, yield, and quality. Bio-stimulants foster a plant’s growth and development throughout its cycle, from seedling to the stage of maturity.“I know that the Government is focusing a lot on agriculture, especially with agriculture development, and what we are trying to do is do a lot more value addition, and that is one of the components of cassava production where we are lacking, and we need to improve on value addition,” the research scientist explained.
But midfielder Foued Kadir says his country can do better with a more experienced squad than that which flopped in South Africa four years ago.“You will see a different Algeria in Brazil, with more maturity and experience than the 2010 squad,” said Kadir.“Our ambitions are to win matches and qualify for the knockout stage. So much hinges on the first game against Belgium.“Everybody is assuming the Belgians are going to top the group, leaving the other three teams fighting for second place.“If we can get at least a draw against Belgium our chances of making the knockout stages will greatly improve,” he added.South Korea and 2018 World Cup hosts Russia complete Group H, which is spread over five venues.Kadir has been loaned to Rennes by fellow Ligue 1 outfit Marseille and is among numerous France-based Algerians vying for squad places.Football ties between France and Algeria run deep with Lille-born Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Nabil Bentaleb opting for the ‘Foxes’.The 19-year-old played for France at age-limit level before being persuaded to represent the country of his parents.He made his international debut during March in a 2-0 win in a friendly at home to Slovenia, who defeated Algeria at the 2010 World Cup.It was a rare victory over European opposition and raised morale ahead of Brazil — an expedition pundits and bookmakers believe will end in first-round failure.“A mediocre squad that has some flair but remains largely cynical and committed to gamesmanship and time wasting,” was the dismissive summary of one pundit.Scoring at the highest level has long been a problem for the ‘Foxes’ and strikers Islam Slimani and El Hilal Soudani carry heavy burdens.Slimani scored five goals and Soudani three in the qualifiers with three more coming from Valencia wide midfielder Sofiane Feghouli.However, veteran defender and captain Madjid Bougherra was credited with the scrambled goal that took his country to the finals at the expense of Burkina Faso.Algeria made a spectacular start to World Cup participation in 1982, shocking then European champions and eventual finalists West Germany with a 2-1 victory and also defeating Chile after losing to Austria.However, the ‘Foxes’ were deprived of a second-round place in Spain by goal difference after the Germans beat the Austrians in controversial circumstances.Many who watched the game believed the result was contrived, and FIFA reacted by staging final group fixtures simultaneously in future tournaments.Algeria also reached the following World Cup in 1986, but after drawing with Northern Ireland in Mexico they lost to Brazil and Spain.A 24-year gap ensued before the next appearance and losses to Slovenia and the United States and a drab draw with England meant another early departure.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ALGIERS, May 18- Algeria have promised to improve on an embarrassing World Cup record when they compete at the 2014 finals in Brazil.The ‘Desert Foxes’ last won a match at the tournament 32 years ago and have scored only once in six games during two subsequent appearances.
0Shares0000Iranian-Belgian human rights activist Darya Safai, who lives in exile in Belgium, said that countries who do not respect “international charters and the universal values of sport” should be expelled © AFP / Jessica LOPEZPARIS, France, Apr 14 – Iranian human rights activist Darya Safai on Friday demanded sports sanctions against her country as punishment for banning women from stadiums, a policy she described as “intolerable sexual apartheid”.Speaking in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, one of the two cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, the 42-year-old, wearing a tee-shirt bearing the slogan “Let Iranian women enter their stadiums”, demanded an end to segregation. “We want to tell the International Olympic Committee and the international sports bodies that they must put an end to the discrimination and segregation that women face in sport, to say nothing is to condone it,” Safai told AFP.Alongside other activists, she unveiled a banner which read: “Paris 2024 Against Sexual Apartheid — Boycott Saudi Arabia and Iran”.Safai, who lives in exile in Belgium, said that countries who do not respect “international charters and the universal values of sport” should be expelled.“It has been four years that women have been banned from stadiums in Iran, this means they are excluded from society. The international community must be mobilised to re-establish this right.”Although playing sport in Iran is not banned for women, “it requires the wearing of an Islamist outfit, which is another discrimination”, she claimed.Annie Sugier, the president of the International League of Women’s Rights, added that there were similar problems in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia.“Women are banned from stadiums and physical education for girls is also banned,” she said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mayor Lori Ackerman proposed two resolutions regarding the City’s snow removal policies at Monday’s council meeting.The City of Fort St. John saw nearly 160 centimetres of snow in October and November, which was the second-highest amount of snow that has ever fallen in those two months. After receiving numerous complaints from city residents about snow removal in the last two months, Ackerman decided that the current policies should be looked at and brought forth two resolutions.When it comes to staffing, the City’s current policy states that the City can only employ more staff if the value of property assessments increases. The first resolution was to look at the possibility of adding the consideration of the City’s geography to the current policy, due to the City’s two recent boundary extensions.- Advertisement -“Currently the city has 250 employees,” said Communications Coordinator Julie Rogers. “If we decide to add a staff person we can’t unless property assessments have gone up.”The second resolution was to have the City’s snow removal policy reviewed by Council, particularly the ability of city workers to react to heavy snowfalls. Currently, crews clear Priority One roads before moving onto Priority 2 roads, which are mainly residential streets. However, as soon as five centimetres of snow falls, crews must go back to clearing P1 roads again. Rogers said that because of the amount of snow that fell in the last two months, many residential streets didn’t see a plow for up to a week after a dump of snow because crews were focused on Priority 1 streets.“If the policy clearly says they must go to P1 after five centimetres of snow, then I think it’s a quick change,” said Ackerman. “It’s an opportunity to provide them with the ability for professionals to make judgement calls. If our policy is very direct, then we need to pull back on that.”Advertisement City Manager Dianne Hunter said that staff are already beginning to look at some of the snow removal policies as they pertain to both roads and sidewalks.The resolution for Council to begin reviewing the snow removal policy passed unanimously.
1 West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Saido Berahino needs the transfer window to close before he can recapture his true form.The striker looked set to finally leave the Hawthorns this summer but it now looks likely he will stay, with the Baggies not prepared to sell him until they find a replacement.Time is running out ahead of Wednesday’s deadline with Crystal Palace and Stoke having tabled bids around £20million for the 23-year-old, who has one year left on his deal.The ongoing speculation surrounding his future, having ben close to a move to Tottenham a year ago, has done no favours for Berahino’s form.He has been far from his best for a long while, having scored just once in his last 18 games.He also missed several chances and then a penalty in the shoot-out as the Baggies lost to Northampton in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.The Baggies host Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday and Pulis is hopeful Berahino – who threatened to strike last year when several bids from Spurs were rejected – will return to his old self after the deadline.“He’ll be fine. Getting over the next three or four days will be massive for him,” Pulis said.“I just think, one day, I will write a thesis on it. It will be a long one. Is this the fourth or fifth window? It seems like about 20 with him. The kid has had to put up with it, you can’t stop it, unfortunately. Some of the stories I could tell you.“I was disappointed he never scored on Tuesday, his running stats were fantastic but he really should have scored five. He had three chances when it’s just him and the keeper. One goes in and hopefully the gates open.” Saido Berahino
Kylian Mbappe certainly looks to be living up to his reputation as one of the biggest prospects in European football.The 18-year-old Monaco wonderkid has risen to prominence this season following a series of wonderful displays in Ligue 1 and the Champions League, and he wowed the watching audience once again on Tuesday evening.The attacker started ASM’s 5-3 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, and was seriously impressive throughout, troubling the Citizens’ defence time and time again with his speed and skill on the ball.He scored the third goal of the game, which gave Monaco the lead for the first time, and was unlucky not to add to his tally a few times more.Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with Mbappe since his rise to prominence, and fans took to social media to react to his performance – with many urging their clubs to sign the wonderkid. Kylian Mbappe is considered one of the best prospects in European football 1
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MOST READ IN FOOTBALL 3 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have lost seven of their last nine games Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 Mino Raiola cancelled a meeting with United last week to discuss a new deal for the Frenchman – as he is so determined to leave Old Trafford tense SORRY However, he has received backing from an unlikely source – Liverpool chief Jurgen KloppAsked about Solskjaer’s situation, the German said: “It needs time, that’s how it is. I needed time — everyone needs time.“You cannot perform wonders because it’s quite a competitive league.” Manchester United players do not believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the personality to control Paul Pogba – who seems certain to leave Old Trafford this summer.The Sun claim Pogba is tearing the United dressing room apart and has privately told team-mates he does not believe United have made any progress since he left the club for the first time seven years ago to Juventus. Meanwhile, Solskjaer is feeling the heat with United down in sixth and looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification – with a three-point gap between them and fourth placed Chelsea.He indulged his star players when he was placed in interim charge at United after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.After being appointed permanent boss last month, United have experienced a real down turn in form with the Norwegian struggling to exert his authority on the dressing room – following a miserable run of seven defeats in nine games. revealed Nonetheless, Pogba is the ring leader of the United dressing room and needs a firm hand to keep him in check after yet another drastic dip in form.The midfielder was among the players not impressed by Solskjaer’s long-ball tactics against City as they looked to get the ball forward to Marcus Rashford.The Sun further claim the World Cup winner was shot down by team-mates in the dressing room at Goodison Park while he was complaining after the 4-0 humiliation by Everton. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ whoops latest REPLY gameday cracker It is also further claimed by the same publication that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, cancelled a meeting with United last week to discuss a new deal for the Frenchman – as he is so determined to quit.Solskjaer said just three weeks ago that Pogba is ‘vital’ to United’s future, but it appears behind the scenes that opinions have changed in regards to that.Pogba, though, who was named in the PFA team of the year, remains a powerful and influential voice among the rest of the squad.United players are aware he wants to leave the club and join Real Madrid to link up with Zinedine Zidane. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 JIBE The unsettled Paul Pogba is looking increasingly likely to wave goodbye to Manchester this summer getty Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion