Yuvraj Singh issues plea for Australian bushfire crisis; over 480 million animals affected

first_imgImage Courtesy: T10 League/The New Zealand Herald/EasybranchesAdvertisement 1m49qNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjxwrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg97o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8oqxWould you ever consider trying this?😱zzsfCan your students do this? 🌚9lssibgRoller skating! Powered by Firework An enormous wildfire has been wrecking havoc in Australia, and since its beginning in July 2019, it has damaged a large portion of wildlife and human properties, and is the worst that happened in the country in the last few decades. While the world is condolence to the affected, former Team India superstar Yuvraj Singh has taken a stand on Twitter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: T10 League/The New Zealand Herald/EasybranchesYesterday, the 38 year old made a tweet along with four images of the smoke and fire that has spread across the country. He paired them with a worried caption, stating the bush fire is a direct consequence of the climate change issue.Yuvi also stated that the wildfire has ravaged the better part of 12 million acres of land, and a tragic number of 480 million animals are reported to be missing.Advertisement While the fire on the eastern coast has been under control, its intensity in the state of South Australia has reached a colossal level, especially in Kangaroo Island. There are reports of at least 18 people who have died from the fire.Amongst the disastrious calamity, Australlia his hosting New Zealand in the ongoing test series. Aussie hitter David Warner also made a tributary post to the firefighters in service on his official Instagram.On the start of the third test today at the Sydney Cricket Ground, all the players from both teams had decided to wear black armbands to pay homage to the firefighters and bush fire victims, and will ontinue to do so till the final day of the test on 7th January. A minute of applause to the firefighters was also observed at the SCG before the match today.Earlier, Cricket Australia had announced that the three matches in the upcoming ODI series against the Black Caps in March will be used to raise relief fund for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, who are sheltering and supporting the affected at evacuation centres across the nation.Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has also decided to donate to the victims and people affected by the wildfire. At the Australia Open in January, the 24 year old will be donating 200 Australian dollars, (equivalent to 139 US dollars) for each ace hit by him.Also read-Cristiano Ronaldo tweets out to raise awareness about the Amazon rainforest fires Advertisementlast_img read more

Spurs open talks with Flamengo star Gerson as Mourinho closes in on first signing

first_imgThe former Fluminense man is currently getting over the heartbreak of losing to Liverpool in last night’s Club World Cup Final.He was subbed in extra-time as Roberto Firmino sealed the prize for Jurgen Klopp’s men.Gerson had helped his team to Copa Libertadores, Campeonato Carioca and Brasileirao success earlier in 2019. TOTTENHAM have begun talks with Flamengo to try and make midfielder Gerson Jose Mourinho’s first signing at the club.The 22-year-old returned to his native Brazil last summer after failing to impress during aa three-year stint with Roma.1 Flamengo star Gerson, pictured in action against Liverpool last night, is wanted by TottenhamCredit: GettyBut his form since returning to South America has earned rave reviews as he helped Flamengo to their most-successful season ever.And according to 90min, that has convinced Spurs to offer the youngster another opportunity to crack Europe.Their report states discussions are already underway between the Premier League and Brazilian club and that the Premier League giants want a deal sorted as soon as the January transfer window opens.And that could result in Gerson becoming the first arrival since Mourinho took charge.However, Spurs are believed to have told Flamengo they would be happy to let the Samba star remain in South America with them until the summer.That would enable him to feature in the first stages of the Campeonato Carioca and the Copa Libertadores.But they are desperate to get an agreement sorted in order to secure the services of Gerson before any of their rivals.last_img read more

Espanyol’s locker room 2.0

first_imgWeibo ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Adrián Embarba, with the command of the ‘Play’.Weibo As it happens between relatives, also between friends, videoconferences have become one of the great allies to shorten distances in these times of confinement. The world of football is no stranger to it. Spanish in this case whose players and coaching staff met virtually this week, all at once, after practically 20 days without seeing the faces in common since the suspension of activities. And it turned out more emotional than planned. Abelardo Fernández also participated in a non-tactical communication (although new training guidelines were given) but to share the physical and emotional state of each one, especially the five players and the technical staff member who have already been discharged after testing positive for COVID-19.They also shared their day to day the youngest, who basically fight boredom with more hours of exercise and the Play, to a lesser extent reading books, and those who are parents, playing, cooking and accompanying their children to online classes.The latter confessed to their colleagues that with the required quarantine they believed they would have more time to watch movies and relax than they really are. Even though, As Wu Lei summarizes, “We all hope that life will return to normal as soon as possible.”.center_img The coldness of the computer screen soon broke, as soon as the players started to laugh at each other for the hair lengths of some and cuts to zero of others. Y the mockery fell on Adrián Embarba for his elimination at the first change in the LaLiga Challenge solidarity championship, as parakeet representative at the controls of the FIFA 20 video game. The teammates threatened that he will no longer participate in upcoming tournaments, and he asked for another opportunity with laughter.So the talk gradually grew into a a virtual meeting of more than two hours. “It was cas if we were all back in the locker room, the atmosphere of this family is always friendly and warm, “he explains Wu Lei about it on Chinese social media.last_img read more

Federer ‘no idea’ how long he will go on

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer said his age didn’t come into it when questions were raised about his continuing longevity.“I don’t think age is an issue, it’s just a number,” he said.“But I need to be very careful in my planning, really decide beforehand what are my goals, what are my priorities.“I think that’s what’s going to dictate how successful I will be.”But he added: “Exciting times ahead. As a professional, it’s what we do. But I’m happy I’m in that position right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Griffin leads Clippers past Cousins-less Pelicans The world No.2 won back-to-back Australian Opens by beating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday, dropping his only sets of a stress-free tournament.Federer, who downed great rival Rafael Nadal in a classic five-set Australian final last year, eased through this year’s event with five of his seven matches finishing on or under two hours and he spent just a total of 13hr 53min on court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAsked after his Melbourne triumph how much longer he can continue at the summit of men’s tennis, he replied: “No idea. Honest, I don’t know. I have no idea.“I’ve won three slams now in 12 months. I can’t believe it myself. I just got to keep a good schedule, stay hungry, then maybe good things can happen.” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Age-defying Roger Federer says after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year he has no idea how long he will continue playing.The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown and 20th Grand Slam title.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Great teamHis emotional victory in Sunday put him alongside Novak Djokovic and Australian Roy Emerson with the most Australian titles at six.While his long-time rivals Nadal, Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray have injury concerns heading into the new season, not only did Federer blaze on into the final but he finished stronger than Cilic, who is seven years younger, in the fifth set.Federer was the oldest man at 36 to reach the Australian Open final since Australians Ken Rosewall (37) and Mal Anderson (36) played in the 1972 decider. He explained his circumstances which allowed him to play on.“I think by not overplaying, not playing every tournament possible. I enjoy practice. Not minding the travel. Having a great team around me, they make it possible,” he said.“At the end it’s seeing that my parents are incredibly proud and happy that I’m still doing it. They enjoy coming to tournaments. That makes me happy and play better.”Federer is the father of two sets of twins, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and Leo and Lenny with wife Mirka, a former player he met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.Despite his win Federer will remain world No.2 behind Nadal while Cilic has climbed from six to a career-high three.Cilic overcame Federer on the way to winning the 2014 US Open final, but it remains his only win in 10 encounters. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

President’s returns from Cuba

first_imgPresident David Granger returned home from Cuba on New Year’s Day after receiving his third round of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Granger left Guyana on Christmas Day for Cuba where he is receiving treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in November. According to the President’s press unit, he returned home on New Year’s Day.The Head of State has been receiving treatment at the Centro de InvestigacionesPresident David GrangerMédico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ).This was his third medical visit to Cuba since November, when he was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer which develops in the lymphatic system.The President and First Lady Sandra Granger had travelled to Cuba on October 30, 2018 to enable his undergoing medical tests after he had complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with cancer.The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It comprises of clear fluid called lymph, which contains infection-fighting white blood cells known as lymphocytes, and the lymphatic vessels through which it flows.The President was discharged from the hospital in Cuba on November 6, after undergoing a series of tests and surgical procedures. He returned to Guyana on November 20, after he was given approval by his medical team to travel. On December 4, the President left the shores of Guyana for a second time to continue his chemotherapy.Chemotherapy targets cells that grow and divide quickly, as cancer cells do. Unlike radiation or surgery, which targets specific areas, chemo can work throughout the body. But it can also affect some fast-growing healthy cells, such as those which make up the skin, hair, and bone marrow.In May of this year, Granger and the First Lady had travelled to Trinidad and Tobago to undergo what was referred to as their annual medical check-up. At the time, and in response to reports in the press, the Government had revealed that the couple did their examinations under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme at the Good Health Medical Centre. The results of those check-ups, Government had said, had indicated a clean bill of health.last_img read more

I couldn’t stop star striker leaving Liverpool, admits Brendan Rodgers

first_img1 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated he had no opportunity to stop Luis Suarez leaving Anfield.The striker left Merseyside in the summer for Barcelona and Rodgers’ side has struggled in the wake of his exit.A serious lack of firepower has hit the team hard, with Daniel Sturridge hampered by injuries and Mario Balotelli well out of form.But Rodgers insists it was never his intention or choice to cash in on the £75m his side got for Suarez.“There was no decision,” he said after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.“Luis went and that’s obviously been the issue for us this season; our lack of goals has really hurt us this season.“But the players have done absolutely everything, it has been a long season for them and we hope to finish it well.” Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona last_img read more

MCLAUGHLIN MOVES TO NOTTS COUNTY ON LOAN

first_imgStephen McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan for one month.Nottingham Forest midfielder Stephen McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan.The former Finn Harps and Derry City midfielder signed for Nottingham Forest in January 2013.McLaughlin didn’t feature for Forest competitively until April last year when he played against Leeds United in April. He had enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bristol City earlier in the campaign.McLaughlin started for Forest against Spurs in their 3-1 Capital One cup defeat last week.McLaughlin impressed throughout that defeat to Spurs at White Hart Lane.However, Forest manager Stuart Pearce has opted to let McLaughlin go on loan to Notts County to get more game time. McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan for one month, but that could be extended considering how well the move goes for the Clonmany man.McLaughlin doesn’t have to move far to make the loan move, as Notts County’s ground Meadow Lane is only situated just across from Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.MCLAUGHLIN MOVES TO NOTTS COUNTY ON LOAN was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LoannewsNotts CountySportStephen McLaughlinlast_img read more

Thieves strike at Donegal church once again

first_imgGardai are examining CCTV footage after another theft from a church in Co Donegal.It is understood an amount of money was stolen from St Patrick’s Church in Killygordon.It follows a number of robberies at the same church earlier this year. On one occasion local priest Fr Frankie Lynch came across the culprits who fled.On Sunday evening last around 6pm a man entered the church.It was later discovered that a quantity of money had been stolen from charity boxes.Gardai are viewing CCTV footage from the time and are also keen to speak to the driver of a black 08DL car which was seen in the area at the time. Thieves strike at Donegal church once again was last modified: September 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gambrell gets first career NHL goal in Sharks’ Game 6 loss

first_imgSharks rookie Dylan Gambrell was not supposed to be playing Tuesday night.He only suited up for San Jose in its must-win Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues because of injuries to center Joe Pavelski and forward Tomas Hertl.But in just his second career playoff game, Gambrell scored his first career goal and brought the Sharks back into an elimination game they trailed 2-0.Gambrell received a long backhand pass from Joonas Donskoi at the St. Louis blue line and skated in on Jordan Binnington. …last_img

Fortune 500 head to Cape Town

first_imgPolitical and business loeaders will gatherat the Cape Town International ConventionCentre in June for the New GlobalOpportunity conference, hosted byTime Warner.(Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS • Daniel KileFortune, public relations director+1 212 522 3640Janine ErasmusTop global leaders and businesspeople, including those on the Time 100 and Fortune 500 lists, will head for Cape Town in June for the New Global Opportunity Conference, hosted by the powerful Time Warner group.From 28 to 28 June, while the sporting world takes in the spectacle of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, some of the most influential people on earth will gather at the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the first-ever Time/Fortune/CNN Global Forum.The conference is a sign that the city is growing in stature as a holiday and conference destination.City of Cape Town business tourism manager Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo said it has made 48 bids for meetings and conferences during 2010. “Cape Town as a business destination is on par with the likes of Europe. We are a major industry contender.”The Fortune 500 and Time 100 luminaries will mingle with distinguished South Africans and visitors from government, business, the arts and sciences, and civil society.Confirmed delegates already include Time Inc editor-in-chief John Huey, finance expert Suze Orman, former Irish president Mary Robinson, renowned pianist Lang Lang, Koos Bekker, CEO of media house Naspers, Rio Tinto CE Tom Albanese and AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan.The special guest speaker has yet to be announced, but past speakers include Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer, former French president Jacques Chirac, President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, former US president Bill Clinton, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.The Time Warner entertainment and communications group will co-host the three-day event with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry. Editors of Fortune, Time and CNN will lead the sessions together with relevant experts.Fortune magazine has hosted the Global Forum since its launch in 1995, but 2010 will see the other two partners come on board for the first time. The event will receive broad coverage in a variety of media genres.Exchanging new ideasThe purpose of the gathering is to exchange new ideas, identify opportunities, and stimulate debate on issues that affect the global economy, and especially that of the developing world.This year Africa will be the main item on the agenda, as established companies look to emerging markets as a source of new approaches and business models. According to Time’s international editor Michael Elliot, the “old ways” won’t suffice if growth is to be inclusive and sustainable.“And the role and potential of those who have been marginalised in the past – the poor, especially women and girls – will only grow,” he added.Topics will range from sport as a driver of economic growth and the role of social media in the developing world, to a discussion of China’s operations in Africa, business strategies for emerging markets, and control of major diseases.A fitting settingTime managing editor Richard Stengel sees Cape Town as a fitting setting for the high-powered meeting, as it is a model for the new Africa: “diverse, entrepreneurial, forward-looking,” wrote Stengel in the latest edition of the magazine.Stengel was in South Africa recently to attend the handover of documents relating to former president Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and historical Rivonia Treason Trial documents to the National Archives.The Time editor is closely connected to South Africa, having collaborated extensively with Mandela over a period of nearly three years to write Long Walk to Freedom, which was published in 1995. Stengel is married to a South African and Mandela is the godfather of his eldest son.“We’re calling this conference the New Global Opportunity,” wrote Stengel. “This is the idea that global economic power is shifting to the developing world – to Africa and the Middle East, as well as to Asia.” He added that these young markets are not just frontiers of growth, but are the sources of new ideas and models that can be applied everywhere.Stengel also mentioned that the much-anticipated World Cup would receive special coverage from Time in an upcoming issue on global football.Movers and shakersThe annual Time 100 list names what the magazine considers to be the 100 most influential people of the year. Since the list’s inception in 1998 a number of South Africans have made it to the rankings. Former president Nelson Mandela is the only one to have appeared more than once – he was listed in 2004 and 2005, and appeared on the list of the 20th century’s most influential people.The Fortune 500 list, now in its 56th year, ranks the top 500 US public and private companies according to their gross revenue. No less than 17 South African companies are listed on the Fortune Global 2 000 list of the world’s top 2 000 public companies, based on sales, profit, assets and market value. Among them are the Standard Bank group (223), Sasol (305), the Bidvest group (1102), and Shoprite Holdings (1749).last_img read more