Tag: 上海419论坛香草社区

Unruffled Raheem Sterling confident goals will soon flow in England shirt

first_img Read more Topics Share on Twitter Facebook “You get fewer chances with us and sporadic games so you don’t get another go in the next week. This is part of dealing with international football and that is his next challenge. But I have to say that every challenge that has been put in front of him throughout his career – new players coming in, for example, over the last couple of years [at City] – he has risen to. He’s been tough enough to deal with those challenges and I expect him to come through this, too.”Southgate will always defend his players and is particularly protective of Sterling because of the feeling that some parts of the media are too quick to jump on the former Liverpool player. The manager does recognise, though, that two goals in 2,983 minutes of international football is not an adequate return for a player in Sterling’s position. Sterling has been substituted in eight of his past 10 England appearances and every game he started in the World Cup. He has played a full game only four times since Southgate took the job two years ago. It is not easy to understand how a forward with Raheem Sterling’s penetrative qualities has found it so difficult to replicate his scoring form with England and when the question is put to both the player and his manager, Gareth Southgate, it is clear they find it equally perplexing.How, after all, can anybody make sense of the fact there have been only two occasions in a 45-cap international career, covering nearly six years, when one of the Premier League’s more reliable scorers has been on target for his country? Or that, going into the game against Spain on Monday, a player who is so prolific for Manchester City, with 23 goals last season, has gone 27 appearances since managing one for the national team? Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Gareth Southgate The last occasion was the 2-0 win against Estonia at Wembley on 9 October 2015 – the same day as Jürgen Klopp’s inaugural press conference as Liverpool manager – with Roy Hodgson in charge of the national team, Dele Alli making his debut, Wayne Rooney receiving a trophy from Sir Bobby Charlton for becoming England’s record scorer and the football world taking in the news that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had been banned by Fifa.Before that, Sterling’s only other goal for England came seven months earlier in another Euro 2016 qualifier: a 4-0 victory against Lithuania, also at Wembley. Sterling has just passed the three-year anniversary of his last England goal. There have been none in his 18 appearances of the Southgate era, despite often playing as a central striker. In time on the pitch, it is 30 hours and seven minutes.All of which raises an obvious question: why? In ordinary circumstances, it would be tempting to think it might be a confidence issue, but Sterling does not give the impression that is the case. “I haven’t scored for a while but you have to keep your positivity, keep getting into the box,” he says. “Wait for your moment and the chances will arrive. You have to keep being persistent. The goals will come, I’m sure of that. I believe in myself.”He has, after all, scored 46 goals for City since he last managed one for England, with only four players – Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Sergio Agüero and Jamie Vardy – outscoring him in the Premier League last season. Sterling is virtually a fixture in a title‑winning team that is regarded as possibly the most beautifully assembled club side of the Premier League era. Yet the paradox is that, for England, his only goals have been against the two nations currently 98th and 126th in Fifa’s world rankings. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Jordan Henderson: ‘Gareth gives more ownership. We are stronger’ Even stranger, this has been the part of Sterling’s career when he has purposefully modified his style to be more of a threat. “When I was a bit younger, I wasn’t too interested in scoring goals,” he says. “I was all about looking nice, or trying to look nice, and showing people I’ve got a lot of ability.“Now I’ve started to realise no one remembers the nice stuff you do on the pitch, it’s about your effectiveness and what you do for your team.”That, in short, means spending more time in the penalty area. “Before, I was going wide and trying to beat a player. Now I’m trying to get on the end of stuff, being around for scraps and trying to make goals for myself.“I’m much more confident now when I’m in the penalty area so I feel the goals will come for England, as they have for City. I need to keep that going, especially with the national team because I need to get these goals going.”On Monday, in the Estadio Benito Villamarín, would be a good time to start. Harry Winks to get the nod against Spain as England build for the future features Share on LinkedIn England Spain Nations League Share on Pinterest Raheem Sterling Share on Facebook Twitter Share via Email “If we had the answer, we would probably have resolved it a few games ago,” Southgate said. “What do we do? We have to keep getting him in the right positions. We have to create chances for him and he has to keep getting in the right areas. The other night [against Croatia] there was a ball that flashed across the box and he was just behind the defender when he has to try to get across the front of those if he can. But I think it is a confidence thing and when the goal comes he will go on a scoring run.”A confidence thing? “I don’t think his confidence is low but I think there are times when you can think a little bit too much about what you’re doing in certain moments,” Southgate said.“It’s about having the freedom just to hit things. But this is one of the big challenges of international football. You know with your club – well, with his club – you will get another five chances in the next 10 or 15 minutes. Raheem Sterling (right) looks pensive during England’s training session in Seville – he has just two goals in the past 2,983 minutes of international football. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Gov’t Stands Firm in Its Resolve to Protect Citizens from Human Trafficking

first_img The Senate also approved the companion Bill, the Child Care and Protection (Amendment) Act, 2018, which will allow for an increase in the penalty from 10 years to 20 years for the sale or trafficking of children. He added that the country maintaining tier two, in the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report by the US Department of State, makes a clear statement that the Government demonstrated increased efforts in addressing the issue compared to previous reporting periods. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government stands firmly in its resolve to protect persons, especially children from human trafficking. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government stands firmly in its resolve to protect persons, especially children from human trafficking.“We collectively stand together to eliminate and protect them (children) from the threat of human trafficking; to protect and provide remedies for those who have been victims; and to ensure we have legislation in place to prevent future cases,” he said.Mr. Reid was making his contribution to the debate on the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2018, in the Senate on Friday (Feb. 23).The Minister noted that the passage of the amended TIP Act, will send a clear message to traffickers that the Government is unwavering in its commitment to protecting the nation’s children against such ills.“We stand together to ensure that this legislation is implemented and we will let the perpetrators of these crimes know that we are unapologetically and fervently serious about our fight against trafficking in persons, especially our children,” he asserted.Senator Reid further noted that “collectively, with one voice, we should encourage (a) change in our culture,” where speaking out is not frowned upon, but encouraged.“We need more persons willing to give honest testimonies to help rid the streets of perpetuators of these vicious crimes and provide a safe environment for our women, children, as well as men who are also victims of trafficking,” he said.In his contribution to the debate, State Minister for National Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr, also concurred that persons need to speak out on these matters, noting that it is important for every Jamaican to play a role in supporting and protecting victims of human trafficking.“When we see or hear things taking place, it is time for us to start speaking out… No National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons, no Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) unit alone can solve this problem. The country must stand together in making this a priority,” he stressed.Meanwhile, Senator Charles Jr said significant strides have been made in strengthening the Government’s capacity to detect and combat trafficking in persons.These include adopting the Trafficking in Persons Prevention, Suppression and Punishment Act; establishing the Anti-trafficking in Persons Task Force; establishing the Anti-trafficking in Persons Unit in the JCF; appointing a National Trafficking in Persons Rapporteur; developing a National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons; developing manuals to support training on trafficking in persons within the justice system; and implementing public education campaigns.He added that the country maintaining tier two, in the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report by the US Department of State, makes a clear statement that the Government demonstrated increased efforts in addressing the issue compared to previous reporting periods.Tier two refers to those countries whose Government do not fully meet the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to comply.For her part, Opposition Senator Sophia Fraser Binns, said she was pleased to see that efforts are being made to combat trafficking in persons, noting that she gives her support to any legislation that not only protects children, “but sends a message to perpetrators that as a country we are serious about protecting our children”.Amendments to the TIP Act were drafted based on the multiple issues faced in prosecuting cases which may involve criminal networks and gangs which expose jurors and witnesses in these matters to a high risk of intimidation.The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) therefore recommended that trafficking offences under section four of the TIP Act, should be tried before a judge alone in the circuit court.Additionally, a section of the Bill was amended to empower a judge to order that restitution awarded may be enforced by the victim or by the prosecution on the victim’s behalf, similar to a judgment in a civil matter.The amended Act further makes provision to empower the Minister to make regulations to better carry out the restitution orders.The Senate also approved the companion Bill, the Child Care and Protection (Amendment) Act, 2018, which will allow for an increase in the penalty from 10 years to 20 years for the sale or trafficking of children.This will bring the Child Care and Protection Act in line with the penalty under the TIP Act, which was increased when the Act was amended in 2013.Both Bills were passed in the Senate without amendments. Story Highlightslast_img read more

DP World Wins 30year Concession for Somaliland Port

first_imgzoom Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World has won a 30-year concession with an automatic 10-year extension for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland.DP World will set up a joint venture with 65% control together with the government of Somaliland to manage and invest in the Port of Berbera.The investment of up to USD 442 million will include a first phase of a 400 metre quay and 250,000 square metre yard extension, and gantry cranes and reach stackers to handle containers and cargo. Construction of the quay extension is expected to start 12 months after the satisfaction of the terms and conditions of the agreement and will take 24 months to complete, DP World said.Total investment of up to USD 442 million will be phased over time and be dependent on port volumes, and will create a regional trading hub along with the scope for a free zone. The project will focus on containers with the capability to handle other types of cargo and will be implemented with the government of Somaliland.“Investment in this natural deep-water port will attract more shipping lines to East Africa and its modernisation will act as a catalyst for the growth of the country and the region’s economy,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said.The Port of Berbera opens a new point of access to the Red Sea and will complement DP World’s existing port at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.The project has a long-term expansion potential with a concession area of 4.25 square kilometres and over 11 square kilometres of additional available land for a potential free zone, DP World said.last_img read more

Manitoba media APTN heading to court to allow cameras in Fontaine murder

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of media outlets, including APTN, is applying to have cameras in the courtroom to record and broadcast during the trial of Raymond Cormier.Cormier is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine.The 15-year-old girl’s body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg on Aug. 17, 2014.APTN, along with CTV News, Global Winnipeg and CBC Manitoba are seeking permission from the courts to live stream the Cormier’s trial with portions being broadcast on TV and radio.A hearing on whether cameras will be allowed begins June 12 in Winnipeg.Anyone wishing to intervene on the camera access can file a brief with the courts before May [email protected]last_img read more

Man shot by Bahamian police after reaching for gun two others locked

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 15, 2017 – Nassau – A man is in serious condition after being shot by Police on Tuesday around 3pm.   A Police report explains that the man likely meant to fire shots at their on duty officers who were on routine patrol in Hillside Estate in Nassau.  Police spotted a vehicle and saw that the front seat passenger was a wanted man but when they tried to search the vehicle … the driver reached under his seat and pulled out a firearm, according to the report.    In fear for their lives, officers shot the driver who is now hospitalized and in serious condition.    A black Taurus 9mm pistol and seven rounds of ammunition were said to be found in that car.   The other man, a wanted suspect is in police custody.  Police say it is their proactivity which is leading to the seizure illegal weapons and arrests.    Two more men were arrested after the Anti Gang and Firearms Unit on routine patrol on Moss Road in Nassau stopped a 2005 Silver Honda Accord.   A search of that car turned up an Austria Glock 9mm loaded with a magazine or six rounds of ammunition.   This arrest happened Tuesday around noon.  #MagneticMediaNews#manreachingforgunshotbypolice Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #manreachingforgunshotbypolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

3yearold boy hospitalized after being bitten by rattlesnake in Allied Gardens

first_img Posted: October 5, 2018 October 5, 2018 3-year-old boy hospitalized after being bitten by rattlesnake in Allied Gardens KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized as a trauma patient Friday after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in the Allied Gardens area.Dispatchers received reports of the bite about 9:45 a.m. in the 6800 block of Easton Court, located off Waring Road, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.The boy was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital and animal control was contacted to get the rattlesnake, Munoz said. last_img read more

Recent Comments