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first_imgAt least five suicide bombers targeted a village in Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled Islamic extremist violence, killing at least 36 people and wounding about 50 others in what appeared to be coordinated attacks, officials said.Authorities blamed the extremist Boko Haram group from neighbouring Nigeria for staging the attacks in the western village of Baga Sola on Saturday, according to a communique from government spokesman Hassan Sylla Bakari. It said 41 people had died, including the five suicide bombers who were identified as two women, two children and a man.Female suicide bombers hit the market in Baga Sola when it was at its busiest, killing at least 16 people, said the director general of Chad’s gendarmerie, General Banyaman Cossingar. A second group of suicide bombers killed at least 22 people at a nearby refugee camp, he said. Cossingar gave a preliminary toll before the government released an official count. Cossingar’s figure of 38 apparently included two of the suicide bombers.There were conflicting reports on the number of wounded. The government’s official count was 48, while Unicef said at least 53 people were wounded, including 14 children.Police spokesman Paul Manka said the attackers staged five bombings, adding that two were near the refugee camp but not in it. “There were three explosions at the Baga Sola market and two explosions near the Dar-es-Salam refugee camp. From our information, the explosion was not in the refugee camp, but in a part of the village nearby,” Manka said.It was not immediately possible to independently verify the differing claims due to the extremely remote location of the attacks.last_img read more

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first_img Born in Leuven to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother, Dessers had his breakthrough campaign last term, netting 15 goals in 26 games for Heracles to finish as the most prolific striker in the Dutch top-flight. read also:There’s no going back playing for Nigeria – Dessers The former Lokeren forward has since moved back to his country of birth, where he has found the back of the net twice in five league appearances for Genk. The Super Eagles trade tackles with Ivory Coast on the 9th of October before squaring up against Tunisia four days later, both in Austria. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The Worldcenter_img Former Heracles star Cyriel Dessers has received a letter of invitation from Super Eagles chief coach Gernot Rohr to be a part of the Nigerian national team scheduled to feature in two international friendly matches next month. According to top Belgian Publications Het Belang van Limburg, Dessers, last season’s top scorer in the Eredivisie, was called up for the first time by Nigeria six months ago for the double-headed AFCON qualifying games against Sierra Leone. But those matches could not hold due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, cancelling the 25-year-old’s chance of a Super Eagles debut. The former NAC Breda star has now been presented with another chance as Nigeria continue to seek for more attacking options to complement the efforts of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, and Crotone’s Simy Nwankwo.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Parks Department commissioner Mike Baumer is seeking volunteers to help work in Brum Woods on Saturday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Liberty Park maintenance garage.last_img

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first_imgBRIDGETOWN: Barbados – As expected, West Indies Test and One-Day International opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has taken over the captaincy of Barbados Pride from Kevin Stoute for the fourth round top-of-the-table Day/Night clash with defending champions Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, starting on Friday.All-rounder Stoute led the side in the first three matches against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Jamaica Scorpions.Test vice-captain Brathwaite is one five West Indies players just back from the Tri-Nation One-day International series in Zimbabwe who were named yesterday in the Barbados Pride 13-man squad.The others are batsman Jonathan Carter, wicket-keeper/batsmen Shai Hope and Shane Dowrich and off-spinning all-rounder Ashley Nurse.They replace all-rounder Kenroy Williams, who is nursing a hamstring injury, wicket-keeper Mario Rampersaud, leg-spinner Nikolai Charles, batsman Aaron Jones and fast bowling all-rounder Kevin McClean. Jones and McClean have not played for the season.All told, there were nine Barbadians in the West Indies squad in Ziimbabwe. The others were captain Jason Holder, fellow fast bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn and pacer Miguel Cummins.Barbados Pride are in second position in the six-team Championship table on 33.4 points, just marginally behind Guyana Jaguars on 33.6 points.Leeward Islands Hurricanes are on 29.4, followed by Jamaica Scorpions 28.6, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force 27 and Windward Islands Volcanoes 17.6.Barbados squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Anthony Alleyne, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase. Shane Dowrich, Justin Greaves, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Omar Phillips, Kemar Roach, Kevin Stoute, Jomel Warrican.Play starts at 15.00hrs in the Day/Night fixture.last_img read more

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first_img Manchester: Pep Guardiola has suggested remaining in control of this season’s relentless Premier League title race is his most satisfying achievement as a manager. The Manchester City boss says the English top division is the toughest domestic competition he has faced during a 10-season coaching career that has brought him 25 trophies. City has won 12 Premier League matches in a row, and are on course to finish just two short of matching last season’s competition record of 100 points, yet they are being pushed all the way by Liverpool, who have set extraordinary standards of their own. Jurgen Klopp’s side has lost just once in the league all season, against City in January, and recorded their eighth successive top-flight victory on Saturday, beating Newcastle 3-2 to return to the top of the table. City has a game in hand, at home to Leicester on Monday, but are likely to have to win both that and their final league match at Brighton next Sunday to retain their title.    “Yeah, it’s the toughest league I’ve ever played as a manager, because of the quality of the rivals,” said Guardiola, a former manager of both Barcelona and Bayern Munich. “No doubts. That’s why being there is incredible. But, of course, only one will take the prize and the other one will be at home sad.”     Liverpool ‘wow’    Guardiola is thrilled his City players have maintained their standards following last season’s record-breaking points total, with the club three wins away from completing an unprecedented domestic treble of Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.RELATED    “When you get 100 points, everyone thinks we won’t do what we have to do (the following season), that we will do less because we won, but it has been completely the opposite,” the Catalan manager said. “Arriving at this stage, two games left with 92 points, after 100 points last season, being there, that is the most satisfaction I’ve had as a manager. It’s not easy, honestly. And they did it again. Now, we try to win against Leicester and then go to the final league game at Brighton with it in our hands, with a chance to be champions.” The standard of this season’s title race has rarely been equalled at the highest level of English football.    Since the rules were changed in 1981 to make a win worth three points, only once has a top-flight team finished with more than 95 points, and that was City last season. Yet both City and Liverpool are on course to pass that total this time around; Klopp’s team have 94 points with one match left, at home to Wolves next Sunday.    Guardiola suggested Liverpool are one of the two best sides he has ever faced as a manager, with the other being the Barcelona team that thrashed City 4-0 in a 2016 Champions League meeting.    “The difference is Liverpool. We did the same job (as last season), he said. “In my career as a manager, I played against incredible sides. There are two that were ‘wow’. One is Barcelona with Luis Enrique, with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in front. The other is this Liverpool. I think they’re the best two sides I’ve faced as a manager.    “That’s why I am so happy being there, with it in our hands, fighting against them until the end, after being seven points behind at one stage this season, after collecting 100 points last season. When you are seven points behind, you can say: ‘It’s done’. We did the opposite of that. We were like (chipping away at) a stone. After that, we arrive here.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pep Guardiola has said Liverpool is one of the best sides he has faced.Manchester City is currently on course to reach 100 points.Manchester City has won 12 consecutive games and can go ahead of Liverpool.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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first_img–Source: Standard Chartered Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana has today launched the  ‘Standard Chartered – Trophy 2019 Tournament.The ‘SCTrophy 2019 Tournament’ is an international 5 aside football tournament that provides Standard Chartered markets a platform from which to actively engage football fans.It is hinged on the Bank’s Liverpool FC sponsorship and is an opportunity for Standard Chartered to reinforce our partnership with Liverpool FC. Winners of the local tournament will be flown to Anfield, the Home of Liverpool FC to join winners from other markets to play the ‘Final tournament’ to determine which team wins the Standard Chartered Trophy 2019.16 teams representing Standard Chartered selected clients will compete on Saturday 9th  March 2019 at the Lizzy Sports Complex, Accra . The teams will be joined by Phil Babb – Liverpool legend who will offer tips to the competitors.Phil Babb joined Liverpool FC after his performances at the 1994 World Cup in the United States of America for Ireland which persuaded then manager Roy Evans to splash out a record transfer fee for the defender to secure his services. Babb went on to play over one hundred and fifty matches for Liverpool FC, facing a fight for a place in the team in the 1999-2000 season with several players competing for two central defensive slots.While in Ghana, he will interact with the media, run  a clinic soccer for children and interact with a cross section of Standard Chartered staff, clients and stakeholders.Commenting at the launch, Mansa Nettey, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, said“We are very thrilled to host this fun-filled interactive sporting tournament again for our clients. Being a brand which is passionate about what resonates with our customers and clients, we have leveraged on our sponsorship with Liverpool to make the dreams of many Ghanaian football fans come true. This is another opportunity to provide a money-can’t-buy experience for our clients.”Ghana has been participating in this tournament since 2015 and has had the opportunity to take staff, clients and media personalities to Anfield to watch Liverpool FC home games and interact with some legends of the club.We have also taken two client teams from GNPC – winners of 2016 local Tournament and EIB – network winners of 2018 Tournament to compete in the ‘Finals’ at Anfield. The winner of this year’s tournament will represent Ghana at Anfield in May where they will compete with winners from 7 other markets.last_img read more

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first_imgJosh Jacobs’ status took a couple of turns Wednesday, and he remains one of the biggest RB ranking questions heading into Week 15. Along with Derrick Henry, Jacobs is one of two top-10 backs who could do wonders for teams still alive in the fantasy playoffs. We’re also waiting for any positive injury updates on Jordan Howard, while Devonta Freeman and Damien Williams are also on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble because of injuries. For updates on ailing WRs Adam Thielen, DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and more, click here; for news on injured TEs Evan Engram, Jared Cook, Greg Olsen and more, click here; for the latest on Jameis Winston, go here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Josh Jacobs playing Week 15?On Wednesday afternoon, Ian Rapoport reported that MRIs on Jacobs’ shoulder came back clean and that the rookie is expected to play in Week 15. Jon Gruden walked that back a bit later in the day, saying, “We’ll see what happens in the next couple days. It doesn’t mean he’s going to play, but I’m glad the reports are positive.”(Update: Jacobs was limited again in Thursday’s practice for Oakland.Clean MRI results for Jacobs at least give him a good chance to play, which is better than where things stood earlier in the week after Jacobs missed Sunday’s game. DeAndre Washington stands to be the big beneficiary if Jacobs is out, but if Jacobs plays, he’s the only Oakland RB worth using.MORE WEEK 15: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emDerrick Henry injury updateHenry (hamstring) was held out of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practices, but Titans head coach Mike Vrabel suggested the team is just looking to manage its powerful running back. Expect Henry to be limited late in the week before likely playing close to his usual allotment of action Sunday. For what it’s worth, Henry said Thursday that he’ll “be ready to go”. If Henry is a surprise scratch or aggravates his hamstring during Sunday’s game, Dion Lewis would take over as the three-down back for the Titans. Henry owners should have Lewis stashed as a handcuff just in case. WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Jordan Howard playing Week 15?Howard’s injured shoulder from Week 9 has lasted a lot longer than the supposed “stinger” that it was. Howard was out again Monday night in Week 14, and there haven’t been any reports suggesting he’s been cleared for contact, so even if he continues practicing in a limited fashion like he did on Thursday, there will be no game action without that clearance.Miles Sanders remains the lead back here if Howard is out Sunday against the Redskins, but Boston Scott made his case as an effective change-of-pace back who should at least be rostered in PPR leagues while we see how the Philly backfield plays out down the stretch.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPDevonta Freeman injury newsFreeman (knee) missed Wednesday’s practice, although this late in the season for a player who’s dealt with injuries, that could just be a maintenance day. His Thursday and Friday practice status will be more important to determining his Sunday availability. Freeman’s fantasy starter status is more iffy due to a matchup with the 49ers, which makes him no more than a RB3/FLEX play Sunday. If Freeman were to miss out, Brian Hill would get the start but be very unappealing in fantasy. MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsIs Damien Williams playing Week 15?Williams (ribs) was back at practice Wednesday for the first time since his Week 11 injury. That bodes well for his chances of playing in Week 15 against the Broncos.The Chiefs backfield grew more crowded last week with the addition of Spencer Ware to LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson. If Williams plays, he’s the only back we can recommend starting from Kansas City.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Arsenal man signed for the Gunners from Barcelona in the summer of 2014 for £35million, and has since been a roaring success at the Emirates.And Pellegrini, who left Manchester City in the summer to be replaced by Pep Guardiola, said the club were punished by UEFA for breaching FFP rules, and did not have space in the squad for him.”He was one of the best in the world and he showed it every day,” Pellegrini told Chilean radio station ADN. “He was a major player we wanted to take to City.”We could not take him before he signed for Arsenal, it was because the club was punished for Financial Fair Play. I did not have the space in the squad for him.”Alexis is a complete winner and hopefully he will remain a force for a number of years.”City were found guilty of breaching FFP guidelines in 2014, and were fined over £16m, facing limits on spending and squad size. They signed Eliaquim Mangala, Willy Caballero, Fernando and Bacary Sagna that summer.last_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESJoe Devance bungled an easy layup that could have sealed the win for Barangay Ginebra outright.But that was the only lowlight for the quick-footed big man in a game-long brilliance that spearheaded the Gin Kings’ scrambling 106-103 triumph over the TNT KaTropa in their PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal playoffs Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody View comments “It’s a very emotional game and I’m just thankful we got the win,” said Devance.The Kings need one more win to forge a Finals rematch with Meralco, which swept Star in the other semifinal bracket.It was a sorry defeat for TNT, especially since Rice came out with a monster game, posting a career-high 44 points aside from grabbing 20 rebounds and dishing off six assists.The former Washington Wizard buried long threes and converted his aerial gymnastics to bedevil the Kings.At one point in the first, rugged wingman Kevin Ferrer went physical on Rice to somehow force the TNT import out of rhythm.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I can’t believe I missed that layup,” said Devance as the defending champion Gin Kings moved to the cusp of the finals.The boo-boo was eventually forgivable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRelentlessly jostling for positioning in the paint, Devance got away with 20 points, six of them at crunch time that helped stop the rampaging Glen Rice Jr. and the Texters from pulling off a reversal.With Rice flooring the pedal all night, the Texters had the Gin Kings on the ropes before a couple of miscues allowed Ginebra to eventually take control of their best-of-five series, 2-1. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Pichay named grievance body head Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Emotions further flared when Kelly Williams was slapped with a questionable foul on Greg Slaughter.It triggered a war of words between TNT coach Nash Racela and Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua from the court to the dugout.PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa and media bureau chief Willie Marcial stepped in to pacify the two officials. Olsen Racela, the Ginebra assistant coach and Nash’s brother, also intervened to prevent things from escalating.last_img read more

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