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Chelsea eyeing ‘impossible’ Ter Stegen raid

first_img Chelsea are willing to include Kepa in a deal as well as significant monies for the 28-year-old. read also:​Lampard to develop his own tactical identity for Chelsea Despite Barca’s willingness to balance their books with several sales this summer, however, Ter Stegen is one player they will keep hold of. Renewing the goalkeeper’s contract, which runs out in 2022, is a “priority” for the Barcelona board. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea are eyeing an “impossible” move for Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Blues boss Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to find a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Lampard is unsure about the Spaniard’s longevity in the role. Several reports have linked the likes of Ajax’s Andre Onana and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak with a move to west London. Now, Mundo Deportivo claims Barca’s Ter Stegen is the Blues’ “impossible dream”. The Spanish source says that while Chelsea are aware of the difficulties they will face in trying to sign Germany, they are willing to try.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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Wellington travels to No. 2 Andale… South Haven to battle Udall in what is a playoff game… Conway Springs hosts Garden Plain

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This week on tap on football Friday… Wellington has its work cut out for it when it travels to Andale, Udall travels to South Haven which is essentially a playoff game, South Barber comes to Caldwell, and Garden Plain travels to Conway Springs in what may be the least anticipated matchup between these teams in years… Injury situation: The Dukes seem pretty healthy. Tyson Hodson should be back. Brendon Troutman could be back from his wrist injury. Oct. 31Winfieldaway •••••Other Sumner County games:UDALL AT SOUTH HAVEN (CJ COMPUTER pick: Udall) This is a playoff game for both teams. West Elk defeated both Udall and South Haven in District 1 and has all but sown up the top spot in District 1. But the second place is up for grabs. Sedan is also playing in the mix.The Cardinals are hoping to preserve their playoff streak that has run back to 2003. That’s an eternity in the football world. But to do so, they have to win this weekend. South Haven lost 44-42 in overtime to West Elk two weeks ago while Udall lost to the same Patriot team 42-22. Both have beaten Oxford. Wellington21.66741.80014493 The synopsis: Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan made a startling point at Crusader Club the other day.“Andale has probably the best team they have had in years, probably since they won a state championship,” he said.Oh, boy.Andale last won a state championship in 2007. That’s five Andale teams since that weren’t as good as these 2013 Indians.To say the Crusaders have their work cut out for them may be that, well you know the term.. ” an understatement.”Wellington beat Circle 43-0 in a romp during a rain-induced Friday. Trouble is, Andale was down the road destroying Augusta 73-6.2012 was not a good season for the Crusaders. But Wellington really lost to Andale losing 60-30. The game was notable in that Andale held a 52-16 lead at the half. Ask any Crusader player who played that game last year, and they will tell you Andale just hit harder than the other teams.Andale will typically run you over. Hunter Knoblauch is the leading rusher in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV with 767 yards. Hank Eck (always an Eck) has 292 yards and quarterback Jared Smarsh has 212.The Indians rarely pass, but Smarsh has thrown for 289 yards this season.So should Wellington even bother showing up?Of course it should. One thing this year’s team has proven – it can play ball with about anybody. Wellington lost to Wichita Collegiate 49-21 but was tied with the Spartans midway through the third quarter before they let the game get away from them. Collegiate has been the one team that gave Andale a game, losing a close one to the Indians 30-28.Wellington will have to put together its best game of the season and then have a little luck on top of that to win this one. But that’s why they play the game. The Topeka Capital-Journal computerized picks: Andale. Follow the game: Twitter: Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: Wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow. Wichita Collegiate21.66732.60019899 Andale401.00501.0023864 Oct. 11Andaleaway Sept. 27CollegiateCollegiate wins 49-21. SOUTH BARBER AT CALDWELL (CJ COMPUTER pick: South Barber) Caldwell is sitting on a two-game losing streak. South Barber is just 3-2. This will be a tough matchup for the Bluejays who are still reeling from injuries. AV-CTL standings:  Game’s significance: League title. If Wellington wins this one, it pulls into a three-way tie with Andale and Wichita Collegiate with just Clearwater left to play. Oct. 18Clearwateraway Sept. 20AugustaWellington wins 19-10. Series history: In 2003 Wellington defeated Andale 46-29 and owned a 6-1 advantage on the Indians. Since 2006, Andale has a 8-1 advantage with the lone Crusader win in the 2011 season opener. Overall TeamWinsLossPct.WinsLossPct.ForAgainst Augusta13.25014.20075196 Oct. 25Mulvanehome WELLINGTON AT ANDALE: Wellington (4-1) ranked in the “others” in Class 4A.  Andale (5-0) ranked No. 2 in Class 4A. . Kickoff is at 7 p.m.  Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail-Division IV Circle03005034213 GARDEN PLAIN AT CONWAY SPRINGS (CJ COMPUTER pick: Conway Springs)This may be the one time where this game doesn’t look like a barn-burning winner takes all kind of contest. That’s because Garden Plain has struggled as of late with two straight losses. Last week it lost to Cheney after falling to Wichita Trinity the week before. Trinity then lost to Conway Springs last week.So Conway Springs may be salivating for a chance of beating Garden Plain like a drum, something that just doesn’t happen. The Cardinals are 5-0. The Owls are 3-2. But the thing about a rivalry like this, you never know… Andale:Andale 30 Wichita Collegiate 28Andale 32 Rose Hill 16Andale 37 Clearwater 7Andale 66 Circle 7Andale 73 Augusta 6. League Sept. 6GoddardWellington wins 34-28. Clearwater12.33332.600135134 STAFFORD AT ARGONIA-ATTICA IN ATTICA (CJ COMPUTER pick: Stafford)Stafford saw success against a depleted Caldwell team on Monday. This could be a good contest. The CJ Computer has just two points separating the two schools. A&A lost handily to Hope last week which is one of the premiere teams in eight-man football. Game night weather: No rain! The temperatures are expected to hover in the 60s and perhaps dip into the upper 50s by the end of the game for a good fall evening. Oct. 4CircleWellington wins 43-0. 2013 season thus far: Wellington:  Notable stats: Wellington’s Colin Reichenberger has 657 yards on 28 receptions, leading everyone in the league by160 yards. Bret Waddell of Collegiate is in second place with 34 receptions and 497 yards.Trevor Nance is currently second in the league passing department with 768 yards, behind Landon Root with 1,169 yads passing. Austin Dunn is second with 622 rushing behind Knoblauch. Full stats can be found here: Andale (7-9) 1981 – Wellington 34 Andale 61982 – Wellington 14 Andale 82000 – Wellington 21 Andale 02001 – Wellington 27 Andale 72002 – Wellington 21 Andale 222002 – Wellington 19 Andale 14 bi-district2003 – Wellington 46 Andale 292006 – Wellington 0 Andale 482007 – Wellington 12 Andale 272008 – Wellington 7 Andale 312008 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2009 – Wellington 0 Andale 212009 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2010 – Wellington 0 Andale 272011- Wellington 35 Andale 282012 – Wellington 30 Andale 60 Sept. 13ConcordiaWellington wins 27-6. OXFORD AT SEDAN (CJ COMPUTER pick: Oxford)The Wildcats may have kissed their playoff hopes goodbye with a loss to South Haven. But Oxford can take care of business with Sedan and hope Udall and South Haven completely self destruct down the stretch. Points BELLE PLAINE AT WICHITA INDEPENDENT (CJ COMPUTER pick: Wichita Independent)Belle Plaine had its highest point total of the season in week 5 against Haven scoring 28 points. Trouble is Haven scored 52. Wichita Independent is coming off a big win over Chaparral 36-20 last week. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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FIFA advisers: ‘Danger’ for gay fans at World Cup in Russia

first_img“British and German fans’ groups have asked FIFA if they are OK to raise a rainbow flag inside the stadium,” Powar said. “FIFA has not really responded so far to say if this is something the security services will allow.”FIFA diversity head Federico Addiechi said he has seen no written request from fan groups on whether gay pride flags can be unfurled.“There’s nothing in the regulation from FIFA that prevents anyone from entering the stadiums with non-political messages,” Addiechi said.FARE has also has long-standing concerns about the reception black and ethnic minority fans will face around games in Russia.“Do go to the World Cup, but be cautious,” Powar said. “There are two elements to it — one towards people of color and other element is far-right nationalism. Far-right extremist groups have had around 300 people banned from attending the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT As fans prepare their trips after Friday’s World Cup draw, the FARE network said it will produce a guide spelling out the threats to be prepared for in Russia.“The guide will advise gay people to be cautious in any place which is not seen to be welcoming to the LGBT community,” FARE executive director Piara Powar said. “If you have gay fans walking down the street holding hands, will they face danger in doing so? That depends on which city they are in and the time of day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The guide will also include some detailed explanations of for example the actual situation of the LGBT community in Russia. It is not a crime to be gay but there is a law against the promotion of homosexuality to minors. Issues relating to the LGBT community are not part of the public discourse. Gay people have a place in Russia which is quite hidden and underground.”FARE, which monitors FIFA fixtures for discriminatory behavior, said it is unclear whether fans will be allowed to display rainbow flags inside stadiums. 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People walk past a huge poster promoting the upcoming soccer World Cup 2018 tournament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The World Cup will be played at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — FIFA’s anti-discrimination advisers are warning gay soccer fans going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia that displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from intolerant locals.Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay sentiment remains strong and intensified after a law was introduced in 2013 prohibiting dissemination to minors of “propaganda” legitimizing homosexuality.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “After years of denial about racism Russian FA finally taking action, group under Alexei Smertin has been addressing the issue and fines have been issued.”Research for the 2016-17 by FARE and Russia-based SOVA showed there were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games, slightly below the two previous seasons.Russian champion Spartak Moscow was punished by UEFA for monkey chants in a recent Youth League game against Liverpool. Spartak was also fined for discriminatory chants against fans from Russia’s North Caucasus in a domestic cup game last month.Anti-discrimination observers will be deployed at the June 14-July 15 World Cup where matches can bestopped or abandoned if racism persists after warnings inside stadiums.“The World Cup must be inclusive, respect human rights, must respect the rights of everyone including minorities,” Addiechi said. “We have the assurance from the Russian organizing committee and the Russian authorities that everyone will feel safe, comfortable and welcome in the country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Fire Destroys 5 Zinc Houses in New Kru Town

first_imgA fire outbreak, apparently caused by an unattended candle, last Saturday consumed five zinc houses in New Kru Town, rendering several families homeless and unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars destroyed. The incident took place about 10:30 p.m., according to landlord Mr. D. Sonpon Weah, who told journalists that he suspected the cause of the fire to be an unattended candle or a cigarette. “I was watching television in the other house when I heard the noise of fire outside,” said Weah.  “So I rushed outside to find out that fire was already blazing in one of the rooms.” He said he rallied support from the community and many cameto help extinguish the fire.   One of them that he could not identify reportedly picked up a gallon that contained ‘cane juice’ and poured it on the fire, which immediately increased its intensity.  One of the victims, Ms. Christiana Alfred, (Ama) said she lost her business, including unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars. “The Liberian dollars could be more than 50,000, along with the US dollars,” she said. “Now everything is gone,” she cried.  Ms. Alfred deals in cold water and soft drinks and draws her customers from the community and beyond.    Meanwhile, Mr. Weah told the Daily Observer that his lap top and other important items, including his clothes, were burnt and he would need urgent support from the Liberia National Red Cross Society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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