Wednesday, 19 June 2013

MONACO TO POACH STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY FROM UNDER MANCHESTER CITY'S NOSE

ABOVE: Stephan El Shaarawy has been linked with a move away from AC Milan
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Reports in Italy suggest Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani has travelled to Italy to discuss a deal
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19th June 2013

ROB BURROW HAILS LEEDS' KIDS PLAY

ABOVE: Rob Burrow has been surprised at how quickly 'his' youngsters have broken through
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I wasn’t hoping they’d make it this quick because it makes me feel old.
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Rob Burrow
19th June 2013

ROB BURROW feels like a proud dad watching the kids he coached break into Leeds’ first team.

But the Rhinos star admits it makes him feel very old – and small – playing with the club’s three new giant wonder babes.
Burrow coaches Leeds’ Under-16s and two years ago knew he had some budding stars on his hands.
But even Burrow says he is shocked at how quickly Liam Sutcliffe, Thomas Minns and Jordan ­Baldwinson have come on.

LUKAS PODOLSKI CALLS ON MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI TO JOIN HIM AT ARSENAL

ABOVE: Robert Lewandowski is being chased by Europe's big boys
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He would fit ideally into our team
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Lukas Podolski
19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson



LUKAS PODOLSKI has begged Borussia Dorrtmund striker Robert Lewandowski to turn down Europe's big boys to sign for Arsenal.


MICAH RICHARDS SET FOR NEW FOUR-YEAR MANCHESTER CITY DEAL

ABOVE: Micah Richards has struggled with injury this season but is back to full fitness
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Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure have all recently agreed new contracts
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19th June 2013

MICAH RICHARDS is set to hold talks with Manchester City over a new four-year contract, according to reports.

The England international, 24, struggled with ankle and knee injuries last season and played just eight Premier League games.
But he's now back fit and City are keen to nail him down for another four years.
Richards' current contract runs out in June 2015.
City and Richards' representatives plan to meet this week to thrash out terms on a new deal.
The FA Cup runners-up first raised the possibility of a new deal last month but the powerful defender has been on away on holiday.
Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure have all recently agreed new contracts with the club.

LUKAS PODOLSKI CALLS ON MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI TO JOIN HIM AT ARSENAL

ABOVE: Robert Lewandowski is being chased by Europe's big boys
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He would fit ideally into our team
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Lukas Podolski
19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson



LUKAS PODOLSKI has begged Borussia Dorrtmund striker Robert Lewandowski to turn down Europe's big boys to sign for Arsenal.


ALAN PARDEW VOWS TO WIN NEWCASTLE POWER STRUGGLE

ABOVE: Alan Pardew declined to endorse the club’s media release
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Pardew is concerned that if Kinnear continues to air outrageous comments, it will make his own job even harder
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19th June 2013

NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has vowed to win his power struggle with newly-appointed director of football Joe Kinnear.

The pair spoke for several hours in London yesterday, their first face-to-face meeting since it emerged Kinnear was returning to St James’ Park.
Talks are understood to have been cordial. But while Pardew accepts that Kinnear has been brought in above him, he feels strongly that, as team manager, his authority can’t be undermined any further.
He was seeking reassurances from Kinnear on several key issues, including transfer business, team strategy and who will be the public face of Newcastle.

MICAH RICHARDS SET FOR NEW FOUR-YEAR MANCHESTER CITY DEAL

ABOVE: Micah Richards has struggled with injury this season but is back to full fitness
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Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure have all recently agreed new contracts
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19th June 2013

MICAH RICHARDS is set to hold talks with Manchester City over a new four-year contract, according to reports.

The England international, 24, struggled with ankle and knee injuries last season and played just eight Premier League games.
But he's now back fit and City are keen to nail him down for another four years.
Richards' current contract runs out in June 2015.
City and Richards' representatives plan to meet this week to thrash out terms on a new deal.
The FA Cup runners-up first raised the possibility of a new deal last month but the powerful defender has been on away on holiday.
Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure have all recently agreed new contracts with the club.

ROY HODGSON TO PICK MICHAEL APPLETON

ABOVE: Michael Appleton could be the next coach of England's Under-21s
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Hodgson and Ashworth will be ­involved in picking the next Under-21 boss and with Appleton out of work following a troubled stint at Blackburn, he appears nailed on for the role
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19th June 2013

By David Woods



MICHAEL APPLETON is the shock favourite to be the new England Under-21 boss – and be reunited with Roy Hodgson in the process.

Appleton, who has had three managerial jobs in the last 19 months, looks to have a great chance of succeeding Stuart Pearce, who was axed yesterday.

MANCHESTER UNITED WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR HAT-TRICK HERO THIAGO ALCANTARA

ABOVE: Manchester United will have to shell out more cash on Thiago
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The most important thing is that we showed the world how we play, with our tiki-taka
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Thiago
19th June 2013

By Neil Martin



MANCHESTER UNITED may have to pay a few more million for Thiago Alcantara after his hat-trick powered Spain to the Under-21 European Championship title.


THIAGO ALCANTARA TOLD NOT TO JOIN MANCHESTER UNITED

ABOVE: Thiago netted a hat-trick in the Under-21 European Championship final
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Players in his position like Xavi were patient and they ended up defining an era
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Gerard Pique
19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson


CESC FABREGAS BLASTS GARETH BALE DEAL

ABOVE: Gareth Bale enjoyed a stunning season for Tottenham
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I don't know how they can pay out that kind of money with the way things are
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Cesc Fabregas
19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson


WATCH: HERO KEEPER SAVES A PENALTY... THEN SCORES THE WINNER WITH HIS CLEARANCE!

ABOVE: David Beckham celebrates his stunner back in 1996
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We believe it was the winner too. Take a bow!
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19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson


JOE KINNEAR FAVOURITE FOR NEWCASTLE JOB AFTER DEREK LLAMBIAS RESIGNS

ABOVE: Derek Llambias has walked out of the club
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The Club can announce that Managing Director, Derek Llambias, has resigned from his position with immediate effect
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Newcastle statement
19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson



ALAN PARDEW'S future at Newcastle could be in doubt after managing director Derek Llambias - his close friend - resigned from the club..


BARCELONA GATHER FUNDS TO SUBMIT JUAN MATA BID TO CHELSEA


ABOVE: Juan Mata has attracted the interest of Barcelona
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Sources in Spain suggest Mourinho has blocked a wage increase for Mata
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19th June 2013

By Jack Wilson



BARCELONA are interested in snapping up Chelsea star Juan Mata.


THE FULL PREMIER LEAGUE 2013-14 FIXTURE LIST

ABOVE: Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy in his last year as Manchester United boss
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Manchester United kick off the season at Swansea
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19th June 2013

XABI ALONSO CONTRACT TALKS ON HOLD AMID CHELSEA INTEREST

ABOVE: Xabi Alonso is out of contract in June 2014

DOORS OPEN FOR BRAZIL ACE BERNARD TO JOIN TOTTENHAM

ABOVE: Bernard is only 20 but has been capped three times by Brazil
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Tottenham are the only contenders
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Bernard's agent
19th June 2013

MONACO TO POACH STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY FROM UNDER MANCHESTER CITY'S NOSE

ABOVE: Stephan El Shaarawy has been linked with a move away from AC Milan
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Reports in Italy suggest Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani has travelled to Italy to discuss a deal
”
19th June 2013

LUKAS PODOLSKI CALLS ON MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI TO JOIN HIM AT ARSENAL

ABOVE: Robert Lewandowski is being chased by Europe's big boys
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He would fit ideally into our team
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Lukas Podolski
19th June 2013


Ethiopian refugees face dam backlash in Egypt

World Cup only benefits outsiders, say Brazil protesters

By James Montague, CNN
June 19, 2013 -- Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT)
Riot police take positions during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday, June 18. Demonstrations began in response to <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/world/americas/brazil-protests/'>plans to increase fares for Brazil's public transportation system</a> but have broadened into wider protests over economic and social issues plaguing the country. Riot police take positions during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday, June 18. Demonstrations began in response to plans to increase fares for Brazil's public transportation system but have broadened into wider protests over economic and social issues plaguing the country.


Flood death toll in Indian hilly states climb

At least 130 people killed and thousands displaced after torrential rains devastate two states in northern India.

 

North Korea condemns Hitler Mein Kampf report

File photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) inspects the Songchongang net-weaving factory in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. The report said Kim Jong-un believed North Korea should draw lessons from the Third Reich

Obama 'to call for' US-Russia nuclear weapons cuts

President Barack Obama speaks at the Brandenburg Gate
US President Barack Obama is to use his public speech in Berlin to propose cuts of one-third in American and Russian nuclear arsenals, US officials say.
They say he will also call for reductions in the number of tactical warheads deployed in Europe.
He met Chancellor Angela Merkel, who criticised the broad scope of the US surveillance programme known as Prism.
Mr Obama's visit comes after G8 leaders backed calls for holding Syrian peace talks in Geneva "as soon as possible".

Members of NWC Beg Jonathan For Appointments

Some members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday night begged President Goodluck Jonathan to reward them with political appointments.
photo Some members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday night begged President Goodluck Jonathan to reward them with political appointments.
The eight members, expected to leave office on Thursday, appealed to the President for appointments since they had not completed their tenure as NWC members of the party.

'Alfa' Allegedly Rapes Teenager During Deliverance


Wonders, they say will never end. This could best describe the purported spiritual cleansing exercise by an Islamic cleric, Alfa Isiaka, on Nafisat Gafari, an 18-year-old girl in Ibadan.
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Alfa Isiaka had visited the victim’s hairdressing salon shop at Orita-Aperin, Ibadan. On sighting her, Alfa professed that he saw calamities before her and told her that only spiritual deliverance could save her from the impending danger.
Gullibly, Nafisat agreed to follow the Islamic cleric to his house at Oja’ba, where unknown to her, Alfa Isiaka was alleged to have had a carnal knowledge of her while she slept off.
Nafisat woke up to the reality that someone had slept with her, while according to her, she was unconscious of happenings around her.

Leaders of APC Are Yet To Agree On Office Sharing

Indications surfaced in Abuja on Tuesday that leaders of the yet-to-be registered new political party, the All Progressives Congress, were yet to agree on the sharing formula for national offices in the party.
photo Indications surfaced in Abuja on Tuesday that leaders of the yet-to-be registered new political party, the All Progressives Congress, were yet to agree on the sharing formula for national offices in the party.

National CCTV Project Is Almost Ready - Minister

Minister of Police Affairs, Capt. Caleb Olubolade (retd.), has said the National Public Security Communication Systems, under which 2000 close circuit television cameras were installed in Abuja and Lagos, is close to completion.
photo Minister of Police Affairs, Capt. Caleb Olubolade (retd.), has said the National Public Security Communication Systems, under which 2000 close circuit television cameras were installed in Abuja and Lagos, is nearing completion.
Olubolade said as of December 31, 2012, the project had achieved 99 per cent completion rate.
He added that 98 personnel and officials drawn from relevant security stakeholders had been trained in China to develop indigenous capacities to operate and manage the system.

15 Oil Thieves Were Arrested By The NSCDC In Bayelsa

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Officials have arrested 15 suspected oil thieves in Bayelsa State.
photo Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps OFFICIALS have arrested 15 suspected oil thieves in Bayelsa State.
The command also impounded five trucks, three tankers and seven speedboats.
The state NSCDC commandant, Mr. Desmond Agwu, told our corespondent on Tuesday that the suspects were apprehended for pipeline vandalism and other related criminal oil deals.

PDP Empowers Jonathan To Head Reconciliation Committee


The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party yesterday empowered president Goodluck Jonathan to lead a reconciliation move to bring into the fold, aggrieved members of the party who had left.
This was according to Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting.
He noted that the suspension of his colleague, the Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotim Amaechi was brought before the caucus, adding that  his recall by the party may have been stalled by the fact that his case is still in court.
The Akwa Ibom State governor said the focus of the group will be to ensure that the party’s unity is not compromised.
In addition to the presidential committee, another committee that will raise guidelines that will be submitted to the National Executive Committee to steer its deliberations was initiated by the caucus. The committee includes Governor Akpabio, representatives of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and a host of others.

NBA Finals: Miami Heat And San Antonio Spurs Set For Decider

The NBA Finals will go right to the wire as the Miami Heat rallied to level the series after claiming a 103-100 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
photo The NBA Finals will go right to the wire as the Miami Heat rallied to level the series after claiming a 103-100 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
The destination of the title will now be decided in Miami on Thursday after LeBron James and Ray Allen inspired the Heat.
The Spurs had lead by 10 going into the final quarter, however Miami hit back to - with Allen's three-pointer with 5.2 seconds on the clock forcing overtime.
Allen then held his nerve in the extra period, with his free throws moving the Heat clear.

Keshi Wants "Greater Intensity" for Uruguay

Keshi Wants "Greater Intensity" for Uruguay
Stephen Keshi, head coach of Super Eagles, demands a game of "greater intensity" from the African champions as they take on South Americans, Uruguay, in their second game at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Nnamdi Oduamadi's hat-trick powered Nigeria to a 6-1 win over Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) representatives, Tahiti, on Monday; but the ever-demanding Nigerian public have been requesting for more after the majority of the fans described the performance against the OFC champions as "not good enough".

President Jonathan Drags Tambuwal Before Journalists


A mild drama occurred at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Tuesday night as President Goodluck Jonathan dragged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, before television cameras, shortly before the commencement of the closed-door meeting of the National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
photo A mild drama occurred at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Tuesday night as President Goodluck Jonathan dragged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, before television cameras, shortly before the commencement of the closed-door meeting of the National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The president’s action seemed an attempt to show journalists that Mr. Tambuwal was still a member of the PDP despite recent reports of his closeness to opposition leaders and his rumoured presidential ambition.
The speaker had boycotted major events organised by the presidency and his party including the second year anniversary of the Goodluck Jonathan administration and presentation of a mid-term report by the president.

FG To Launch Fibre-Optic Network Connecting 27 Universities


The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, has said that the Federal Government would launch its Fibre-optic Research and Education Network, connecting 27 universities to the Internet by July.
Johnson announced the plan in Abuja on Tuesday at the ongoing Ministerial Platform when she presented the ministry's achievements in the two years of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

Novak Djokovic Ready For Mental Battle With Himself


He does not resort to mind games with his opponents because his biggest mental battle is with himself.
photo Novak Djokovic says that he does not resort to mind games with his opponents because his biggest mental battle is with himself.
The Serb is heading into the year's third grand slam at Wimbledon on the back of a semi-final defeat to Rafa Nadal in the French Open in a brutal five-set encounter.
If he can win his own internal fight though, the Australian Open champion is confident that he can get the better of his competitors at the All-England Club.
"I don't play mind games in the locker room with my competitors, with my rivals. I think that the biggest challenge, mental challenge, for myself is actually me," the 26-year-old said.

PHOTOS: Hairy Leg Stockings as a Defense Against Sex Offenders

Sex offenders in China may think twice after they scope the caveman legs being sported by young women. According to the Chinese social media reports, young women are now using "hairy leg" stockings to ward off perverts and sex offenders.
PHOTOS: Hairy Leg Stockings as a Defense Against Sex Offenders
One user posted the above photo to micro-blogging site Sina Weibo with the tag line:
"Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out."
It's a wide-spread knowledge that nothing repels a man faster than a woman who decides to go au naturel.
PHOTOS: Hairy Leg Stockings as a Defense Against Sex Offenders
As weird as hairy leg stockings may seem, they're not the strangest defense tactic for women to consider. A doctor in South Africa invented an anti-rape condom. Dubbed the "Rape-aXe" the condom has jagged barbs inside it that hook on to the rapist's sex member, and once attached can only be removed surgically by a doctor.
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