British Land lets Euston space

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India coronavirus deaths pass 30,000, more than France

first_imgBut many experts say that with testing levels low, the extent of the pandemic across the world’s second-most populous country may be far worse than officially reported.An antibody study commissioned by the government showed this week that almost a quarter of people in the capital New Delhi have had the virus — almost 40 times the official number.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in late March, but it has been steadily eased to lessen the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.State governments have brought in fresh restrictions as cases soar in Bangalore and away from the big cities in Bihar, West Bengal, Kashmir and parts of Tamil Nadu. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus overtook France’s on Friday with 30,601 fatalities and nearly 50,000 new cases overnight, official data showed.The death toll is the sixth-biggest behind the US, Brazil, Britain, Mexico and Italy, according to an AFP tally. It has the third-highest caseload with almost 1.3 million infections.In the past 24 hours the country recorded 740 new deaths from the virus and 49,310 fresh infections, according to the health ministry. Topics :center_img Southern Kerala state, earlier hailed as a success story and which has already imposed partial restrictions, may decide on Monday to impose a full statewide lockdown, reports said.last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Arsenal his wage demands for signing new contract

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Jul 2020 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Advertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Arsenal for free next summer (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has requested a minimum three-year contract worth £250,000-a-week to commit his future to Arsenal.The Gabon forward, who this week became the fastest player to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal, has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates.Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep hold of Aubameyang but Arsenal will have to offer the 31-year-old a deal worth up to £250,000-a-week to ensure he stays, according to ESPN.Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 63 goals in 101 appearances in all competitions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTalks over a new contract at the Emirates stalled during the height of the coronavirus pandemic but conversations between the two parties have now resumed.With Arsenal’s transfer budget for the summer currently unknown, the club have made Aubameyang’s new contract a priority and the early signs are said to have been promising.Aubameyang’s current contract is worth just under £200,000-a-week, however, so Arsenal will need to find more cash from somewhere to prevent their talisman from departing, either this summer or in 12 months’ time. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Arsenal his wage demands for signing new contract Wolves v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:01FullscreenWolves v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/wolves-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2203332/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Barcelona and Inter Milan have both been strongly linked with a move for Aubameyang, who was asked earlier this week whether Arsenal fans should expect good news about his future in the coming weeks.‘We’ll see,’ Aubameyang said. ‘We’ll talk with the club and we’re going to see what’s going to happen.’Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, has offered an insight into why Aubameyang is stalling over signing a new deal in north London.‘It’s a game of chess,’ he told BT Sport after Arsenal’s emphatic victory over Norwich City on Wednesday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Aubameyang wants to get as much value for himself as possible and Arsenal will want to drive that down a bit.‘If he shows his hand too early then the club know he wants to stay and then they don’t need to go as far financially.‘But also he will be asking questions of the club. “What’s your recruitment strategy going forward? Which players are coming in to play alongside me? Can I compete for titles at Arsenal?”‘He will want to know those things before signing a new contract.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals William Saliba worry and plays down expectationsMORE: Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai as Matteo Guendouzi’s replacementlast_img read more

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Traffic heavy as Iloilo shifts to modified GCQ

first_imgILOILO City – Traffic was heavy on the first day of the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in this city. Treñas said it may take three more days to even a week before the traffic situation normalizes. * Fares shall be collected before a passenger boards the jeepney or bus. Mayor Jerry Treñas was not surprised. The deluge of people from the provinces of Panay Island and from Guimaras Island going back to the city was expected, he said. The city mayor urged public utility vehicle operators, drivers and passengers to follow the transportation guidelines stated in his Executive Order (EO) No. 086 implementing MGCQ. “From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. it was light to moderate but medyo nagdamo-damo na sang udto,” said PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu. * Drivers must disinfect their vehicles before and after trips. * Drivers, conductors and commuters are required to wear facemask. No face mask, no ride. Treñas said he would be checking with LTFRB-6 director Richard Osmeña if there is a need to increase the number of jeepneys allowed to operate. * Buses must have thermal scanners to check the temperature of passengers and drivers. Public Safety and Transportation and Management Office (PSTMO) personnel were busy directing the flow of vehicles on Monday to ease traffic congestion. * A non-permeable material or acetate must be installed inside vehicles to separate the driver from passengers, and separate the passengers, too. But it would be a “new normal”. For one, only 50 percent of public utility vehicles are allowed to operate (per route) as agreed by the city government and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 6. * Buses, modern jeepneys and shuttle services must only board around 50 percent of their capacity to ensure physical distancing. He was referring to not only public utility vehicles but also to private vehicles. These guidelines are the following: “Nagapangabay gid ako sang bulig sa tanan. Kadamo pa sang aton obrahon. Importante nga let us never forget that the virus is still there. We have to make sure ang tanan nga minimum health standards masunod,” said Treñas. * Drivers showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness, among others) won’t be allowed to work but brought to a medical facility for checkup. Also, under EO No. 086, back-riding on motorcycles is prohibited./PNlast_img read more

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No Champions League hope – Moyes

first_img Press Association The Toffees went into the game just four points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal, but now find themselves five behind Chelsea, who have two games in hand after being leap-frogged by the Gunners. Asked how the defeat on Wearside would affect their chances of closing that gap, Moyes said: “We won’t get a top-four position. Every game is becoming must-win, so I can’t see that happening. It was an important game for us and we weren’t able to take any points from it.” David Moyes has written off Everton’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League following a costly 1-0 defeat at rejuvenated Sunderland.center_img Stephane Sessegnon’s strike in first-half injury time was enough to secure a second successive Barclays Premier League victory for Sunderland, who have now eased themselves six points clear of the drop zone. It was no more than they deserved after creating the better chances in the game with Everton struggling to test keeper Simon Mignolet. Moyes said: “We didn’t play well today. We had an awful lot of pressure in the second half – we didn’t have the quality, maybe, to get the goals from it, but we had an awful lot of opportunities to try to do things a little bit better.” Ultimately, it was Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio who was celebrating on the pitch after the final whistle as Verdi’s “La Donna e Mobile” rang out across the Stadium of Light. Asked about the Italian’s start, rueful Moyes said: “It’s a good one, isn’t it? Two wins is very impressive and he will be delighted with those two results.” Di Canio was understandably thrilled with both the performance and the result – it was Sunderland’s first victory over Everton in 20 attempts – which lifted his side into 14th place and above derby rivals Newcastle on goal difference. He said: “I am very happy because it’s another win and really important for the squad, for the environment. Two wins in a row – I don’t know how long since it happened – to be honest, I didn’t check. I don’t care. “It’s important that we give consistent performances. That gives you results, gives you points in the table, so that’s the most important thing at the moment.” last_img read more

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Pellegrini pleased with competition

first_img Asked if he felt Hart had more competition to deal with now from Caballero than previously with Romania international Pantilimon, Pellegrini said: “We will see during the year. When we finish the season I can tell you if he’s had more or less competition.” While Caballero and another summer recruit, midfielder Fernando, could make their City bows on Sunday, the Premier League champions will be without eight players for the match. Frank Lampard is deemed not ready to feature yet following his arrival on loan, and the same applies to fellow new signing Bacary Sagna, along with Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho and skipper Vincent Kompany – six City players who were involved in the knockout stages of the World Cup. Alvaro Negredo is the other man to miss out due to his foot injury. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini feels he has “two number one goalkeepers” now Willy Caballero has arrived at the club. England shot-stopper Joe Hart has been City’s established first choice in goal for several years, although he was dropped for a period by Pellegrini last term before reclaiming his place, with Costel Pantilimon taking over for seven straight Barclays Premier League games. While Pantilimon was released this summer and has moved on to Sunderland, City have recruited Caballero from Malaga, a switch that has seen him reunite with Pellegrini, the pair having previously worked together at the Spanish outfit. On his arrival in July, Caballero said: ”City already have a great goalkeeper in Joe Hart, but I will try to compete for the number one spot.” And ahead of a possible debut for the 32-year-old Argentinian gloveman in Sunday’s Community Shield against Arsenal at Wembley, Pellegrini has added to the sense that Hart may have quite a battle on his hands this season to keep his starting spot. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Pellegrini stressed he would not be making his Wembley team selection for another 24 hours, but said: “I have two number one goalkeepers, (the same as) I have two number one full-backs, on the right and left, and in other positions.” The Chilean manager did also say he views Hart as “the best goalkeeper in England”. Pellegrini said: “(Caballero is settling in) very well – he is a very good goalkeeper, I know him from Malaga, and I think he is very happy here. “I am sure Willy will be very important for us but I also continue thinking we have the best goalkeeper in England in Joe Hart. “Top teams need two players for each position because we have to play so many games during the year. “The best way to have the highest performance from the players is for it to be very competitive between them.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News England women outclass India women in first Twenty20 in Barsapara

first_imghighlights India has lost five consecutive Twenty20 Internationals since 2018 World T20.India were whitewashed 3-0 in the series against New Zealand.India lost in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 in 2018 in West Indies. New Delhi: India’s woes in the shortest format of the game continued as they suffered their fifth straight loss in Twenty20 Internationals during the first game against England at Barsapara, Guwahati. Tammy Beaumont’s attacking fifty and a wonderfull spell of bowling from Katherine Brunt and Linsey Smith helped England register a 41-run win and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Beaumont was well assisted by Heather Knight as she smashed 40 off 20 balls to propel England to a healthy total. India won the toss and chose to bowl but they were undone by a solid opening stand of 89 from Danielle Wyatt and Beaumont. Both shared a partnership of 89 in just 11.3 overs and it took Shikha Pandey to break the stand. After getting Natalie Sciver cheaply, Beaumont shared a 59-run stand for the third wicket. Knight, in partciular, was severe on Arundhati Reddy as she smashed the bowler for five consecutive boundaries in the 18th over. After smashing Deepti Sharma for her sixth boundary, Knight departed for 40 but her onslaught helped England reach 160/4.In response, India started well with Sciver and Anya Shrubsole conceding nine and 11 runs respectively. Having contributed with the bat, Beaumont chipped in with the ball by getting rid of debutant Harleen Deol for eight. That brought about a terrible collapse from which India never recovered.RELATEDSmriti Mandhana, who was the in-form player for India in the recent New Zealand series and ODIs against England, holed out to long on off the bowling of Linsey Smith for 2. Jemimah Rodrigues fell in the same over for 2 and their fate was sealed when Mithali Raj fell to Kate Cross for 7. With Veda Krishnamurthy struggling to get going, India managed just 46/5 in 10 overs and the asking rate was over 10.Arundhati Reddy and Shikha Pandey only delayed the inevitable as India slumped to a big loss. Having been whitewashed 0-3 recently in the series against New Zealand, India’s woes in the shortest format continue, following their loss to England in the semi-final of the ICC World T20, 2018 which was held in the West Indies.The second Twenty20 International will be played at the same venue on March 7 and England will be hoping to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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‘Review technology helps umpires sleep better at night’ -Bucknor

first_img….confident technology has improved umpiringICONIC West Indies umpire Steve Bucknor believes the game’s recent embrace of technology must make it easier for umpires to sleep well at night, as bad decisions can be corrected quickly.Bucknor, whose career behind the stumps lasted for 20-years, officiated in 128 Test matches and 181 One Day Internationals.  In addition, he stood in 5 World Cups.With the Jamaica-born official having retired in 2009 and the Umpire Digital Review System (DRS) being trialed in 2008, he never had the advantage of appeals and instant replays but is certain it has made the game better for all involved.“I am not certain if it affects the confidence of umpires, but I know it has improved umpiring,” Bucknor told the Mason and Guest radio programme..“It has improved umpiring because there was a time when we were saying the batsman was so-called playing down the line, therefore he is not going to be given out leg before, but if the technology is saying the ball is hitting, then you have to give him out.  So, we learn from the technology,” he added.“The umpires who do not enjoy having technology around, I hope that they have a rethink.  What it does if you make a mistake it can be corrected on the field,” Bucknor said.  “Now thinking about when I was umpiring and I gave a batsman out who was not out, realizing I made a mistake it took a long time to fall asleep that night.  Now you can fall asleep quickly because the correct decision is eventually given.”Bucknor infamously and incorrectly gave legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar out on two occasions.   The first of the mistakes came in Australia (at the Gabba in Brisbane off Jason Gillespie in 2003) where he declared Tendulkar lbw, when the ball was clearly flying over the stumps.Another decision was a caught behind (at the Eden in Kolkata off Abdul Razzaq in 2005) when he thought the batsman had nicked the ball.“It is human to err.  These were mistakes.  I don’t think any umpire wants to do the wrong thing, it lives with him and his future could be jeopardised.  I was unhappy but human beings make mistakes.  Accepting your mistakes and moving on is a part of life.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Ogoh Calls up 14 Players for 2019 FIBA AFROCAN

first_imgFourteen players have been selected for the inaugural edition of the AFROCAN Basketball Championship taking place in Mali.Gombe Bulls and Rivers Hoopers with four players each dominate the 14-man list released by the home-based D’Tigers Head Coach, Ogoh Odaudu for the AFROCAN tipping off on July 19th in Bamako.Michael Okiki, Ibe Agu, Abdulwahab Yakubu and Istifanus Yakubu all of Gombe Bulls will join Abdul Yahaya, Victor Koko Anthony, Onyebuchi Vincent Nwaiwu and Solomon Ezra from Rivers Hoopers. Ogoh Odaudu Kano Pillar’s trio of Azuoma Dike, Lucky Subel and Godwin David who have been in the All Africa Games camp in Abuja have all been called up by Ogoh Odaudu.Others are Hoops & Read sensation, Ogunsemore Jide Michael, Defenders captain, Joel Ijigba and Akin Akintunde.According to Ogoh, players were invited based on their recent performances on international and continental club assignments.“These are carefully selected players based on their activities in the last one year. We needed to pick players who can easily adapt to the style we will adopt in Mali”.Ogoh will be assisted by Yakubu Usman, Monday Paul (Defenders) and Fisayo Bello while former junior international, Victor Okoro has been appointed as General Manager.Meanwhile, the NBBF President, Musa Kida has charged the team to see the AFROCAN as a very good challenge to make a name for themselves and show the world how strong the Nigerian Basketball League is.“I want you to take this as a very good challenge to make a name for us all on the domestic front and also when you go out, you are going to meet teams that have players coming from outside. I think most teams will have a problem as we are all preparing for the World Cup, but you are going to see surely some teams that are going to present some professionals”.Kida who visited the team in camp on Tuesday said the team must also note that every team will come out strongly against the team with the rising profile of Nigeria on the International scene.The team will depart for Bamako today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Thiago Motta extends PSG contract until 2016

first_imgThiago Motta has extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain by a further year, keeping him with the French Ligue 1 leaders until June 2016.The Italian international’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2014-15 season.Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the news on their Twitter account on Friday.Thiago Motta has been excellent in the PSG midfield this season, playing in 22 Ligue 1 games and all 7 of the club’s UEFA Champions League matches this season.The 31-year old originally started his career with Barcelona where he was part of the first team for six seasons. A brief spell at both Atlético Madrid and Genoa was followed by a three-year stay at Internazionale.PSG signed Thiago Motta from the Italian side in January for a free believed to be around €10 million. He was won the league in all three European countries he has played in, as well as the Champions League with both Barcelona and Internazionale. Motta was part of the Italian side that lost 4-0 to Spain in the final of Euro 2012 but lasted just 5 minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute when he went off with a hamstring injury that reduced the Italians to 10 men for the final 30 minutes.last_img read more

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