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Depay set for new Lyon deal with ex-Man U flop available on free next year

first_imgMEMPHIS DEPAY is reportedly in talks over a new Lyon contract with the Dutchman available on a free transfer next summer.The 25-year-old swapped the Premier League for Ligue 1 in 2017 after ending his nightmare two-season spell at Manchester United.1 Lyon have opened talks with club captain Memphis Depay over a new contractCredit: AFP or licensorsThe winger has since rejuvenated his career at Lyon, and was linked with a return to England at Spurs and Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton.However, Depay tore his cruciate knee ligament back in December to end any hopes of a winter transfer and cast doubt over appearing at Euro 2020.His current deal still runs through until summer 2021, but Lyon are keen to tie their captain down to a long-term deal, according to L’Equipe.Depay had been enjoying a productive season prior to his injury, having scored nine times in 12 league starts.The 51-cap Dutch international had been vocal about considering his options following the Euros, but it remains to be seen how his knee problem has affected those plans.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesDepay was a key target for Mauricio Pochettino when he was in charge of Spurs, but Jose Mourinho has since signed PSV wide man Steven Bergwijn.United, who flogged the 25-year-old for £17m after just 53 appearances, have a buy-back clause on the versatile forward.Though  Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to show interest in Depay and has instead been eyeing a move for Jadon Sancho.Despite failing to live up to expectations during his time in the Prem, the forward has claimed that he flopped because he was too immature.He told The Mirror: “My mental state is different. I was 21 back then when I was with United and now I am 25 so obviously I am a more matured human being now, than when I was in Manchester.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”Also there is a difference between the French game and the English game and the main difference is the speed of the ball.”In England it goes very fast, attack and defence and attack and defence again.”The French game you feel more the control and trying to find our moments and we are all more relaxed playing the ball to each other.”Memphis Depay dons bizarre £5,500 Louis Vuitton outfit with 3D removable pocket trouserslast_img read more

ActionAid Liberia, CHI Launch New Project

first_imgSome of the expected beneficiaries posed at the launch of the program.ActionAid Liberia with financial support from the European Union (EU)and in collaboration with its implementing partner Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI), has launched a three-year project entitled, “Enhanced Protection from Sexual Gender-based Violence (SGBV) for Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities in Liberia.”This new initiative is a comprehensive approach to addressing SGBV in the country through prevention and support at community levels. It enhances response from providers (legal, health, education, gender) to survivors.The project will contribute to a more gender sensitive society, benefiting 6,000 women, girls and sexual minorities in eight communities in Margibi, Gbarpolu, and Montserrado counties.The EU funded project seeks to improve protection from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV, including female genital mutilation in Liberia and assist survivors.The project will also facilitate the social, legal and economic empowerment of women, girls and sexual minorities to include community leaders, to take actions that would increase access to justice for survivors.It will use a range of strategies, including advocacy for implementation of laws protecting women, girls and other groups from SGBV; strengthening community and national mechanisms that would develop civil society representatives in rural communities.In 2018, the project is working with 440 women, girls and sexual minorities to lead on advocacy demand for protection from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV in the victims’ communities, while gaining economic independence.The project will enrich the knowledge of 120 traditional and religious leaders across the eight communities, to improve residents’ efficiency to justice by preventing and/or responding to SGBV cases at community levels.In the three counties, 150 SGBV duty bearers from the health, justice, gender, and education sectors and 10 Liberian media organizations (online, print and radio) will enhance their ability to perform and coordinate in a gender responsive way.Under the project, emphasis will be placed on promoting an inclusive multi-stakeholder cooperation and civil society dialogue that builds on existing platforms and informs collective actions, including national advocacy campaigns to influence the improvement of policies to help prevent SGBV.With this support from the EU, ActionAid and CHI will seek to ensure that demands from women, girls and sexual minorities engaged in sustained action beyond the project to support the rights of all women, girls and sexual minorities.The project will be implemented in Banjor, Caldwell and Low-Cost Village in Montserrado County; Kpan’s Town and Larkayta in Margibi County, Gbellekpalamu, Gbarqueta and Smith Town in Gbarpolu County.The program will work with the ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Internal Affairs,Health, Education and Justice (specifically, sex crimes unit, human rights division, women and children protection section).Strategic stakeholders of the project are the Association of Female Lawyers in Liberia, the FGM Working Group and Liberia’s Initiative for the Promotion of Rights, Identity and Diversity, Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia and Liberian Women Media Action Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Youth Group Want S/Court Full Bench Hear Nimba Land Case

first_imgAbraham B. Keitah (left) reads the statement on behalf of the group. Mandingoes hailing from Ganta, Nimba County under the banner “Ganta Progressive Mandingo Youth Association,” on Sunday, April 7, 2019, called on Cllr. Joseph Nagbe, Supreme Court Justice in Chambers to forward the current land case before him to the full bench for adjudication.Abraham B. Keitah, Chairman of the group, told a press conference in Monrovia of their strong believe that the recent eviction ordered by Judge Roland Dahn, a Resident Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court for Nimba County in the case, “was a calculated plan to take our properties, while the matter is before the Supreme Court.”Keitah said their rights to appeal under Article 7 of the Supreme Court rules to take an appeal before the full beach has been denied by Justice Nagbe, which is a violation of their fundamental rights and must be restored.“This whole issue is just a clever attempt to deny justice and encourage misguided people to continue to infringe upon our rights, which is a recipe for chaos and ethnic conflict,” he said.Keitah used the opportunity to appeal to the government and other international organizations to join them and called on the Justice in Chambers to do the right thing by upholding the rule of law and prevent this sensitive land case from being chaotic.It may be recalled in July, 2015, the 8th Judicial Circuit Court for Nimba County, sitting in its May Term, presided over by Judge Emery S. Paye (now retired), rendered a Judgment against Ansumana Jabateh, Dutee Donzo, Kalifala Donzo and Morlie Kromah, on grounds that the they, allegedly refused to take delivery of the Writ of Summons and several notices of assignments the court issued to hear the case.The complaint, out of which the judgment was obtained, was filed by Fred Suah on behalf of the Intestate Estate of the late Paye Suah.Attorney Richard G. Davies filed the complaint for the Suah Estate, thus making Fred Suah the complainant in the case on behalf of said estate.Judge Paye after rendering the judgment against all of the defendants, issued a Writ of Possession in favor of Fred Suah, commanding the Sheriff of Nimba County to oust, evict and eject the defendants and put Fred Suah in possession of the property.The Sheriff did not proceed as ordered by the judge and the Defendants are not ousted and evicted. They remained on the land up until March 2018 when Fred Suah went back to court and prayed for enforcement of the 2015 ruling.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

177 graduate from BIT NTPYE Training in Region 5

first_imgSeveral youths were among 177 Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) residents who were presented with certificates last Tuesday after completing foundation training courses in various technical and vocational skills.A successful graduate on SaturdayThe graduates have completed the Government’s National Training Project for Youth Empowerment. (NTPYE) programme. The initiative was a collaboration between staffers at the Mahaicony Technical and Vocational Training Centre (MTVTC) and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).The trainees completed Level One in motor vehicle repairs, electrical installation, welding, plumbing, heavy duty machinery repair and maintenance, data operation and general office administration.Staffer of the Region Five Administration, Therese Jordan welcomed the graduates while Regional Education Officer Deon Lyn Lewis and Technical Officer of the BIT, Lindsworth Castello addressed the gathering.In his remarks to the graduates, Castello said their certification means that they can now proceed to formal entry into any of the Technical Institutes to pursue higher levels of training leading to a diploma; or enter tertiary institutions where they can obtain degrees in their professional field of interest.He also noted that the graduates can also use their newly-won credentials to obtain employment or establish their own businesses to provide services to their communities, the Department of Public Information (DPI) stated.According to Castello the BIT/NTPYE was started in 2005 and has been getting stronger each year. It currently provides training to persons in every Administrative Region in Guyana. He said that the programme in Region Five began in 2014 and hundreds of young people have seized the opportunities offered to achieve Level 1 or foundation training in various technical and vocational skills.He said the BIT/NTPYE programmes for 2019 will commence early in the New Year and urged the graduates spread the message that “the BIT Board welcomes all applicants as it continues to fulfil its mandate for competency-based vocational training for employment of all interested Guyanese.”Speaking on behalf of the Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison, Jordan urged the graduates to forge ahead to higher levels knowing that they would receive the full support of the Administration and the Government. REDO Lewis urged them to be professional, honest and sincere in all their endeavours and to continue to build on their accomplishments.Cultural presentations were included in the hour-long graduation exercise which was held in the MTVTC boardroom.last_img read more

Bruins seek to avenge stinging loss

first_imgThe fourth-ranked Bruins are hoping to avenge it today when Stanford visits Pauley Pavilion, and for added incentive a win would give UCLA at least a share of the Pacific-10 crown. “I can’t wait to play them,” UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo said. “A team scoring 50 points on us in a half, we weren’t playing any defense. It started right at the end of the half. We had built up a lead and became complacent a little bit.” Ben Howland has lost 37 games in his four seasons as UCLA’s coach, but none had the tenor of the debacle at Stanford a month ago. The Bruins led by 17 points late in the first half and were looking to tack on a few free throws when they imploded as Stanford scored 50 second-half points in the win. When asked Friday if the loss was more difficult than most others, Howland simply chuckled and said, “Yup. Yes.” Taj Gibson was one of three USC players to miss practice with injuries Friday, though all are expected to be available today against California. Gibson, USC’s leading rebounder at 8.4 per game, bruised his right elbow battling down low with Stanford’s Lopez twins Thursday. Also sitting out were Abdoulaye N’diaye (bruised foot) and Dwight Lewis, who have combined to start 23 of USC’s 28 games. Senior day Senior Lodrick Stewart will play his final game at Galen Center today. “I know it’s going to be emotional just knowing I’ll never play here in a college game again,” Stewart said. With three regular-season games remaining, Stewart sits at 11th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,356 points, sixth in steals at 143 and second in 3-point field goals made at 216. It could also be the final home game for juniors Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt, who could make themselves eligible for the NBA draft. Pruitt said he didn’t think it would be his final home game. Young said: “I haven’t really thought about it. It’s been a long season, and I just want it to keep going. I want to keep winning.” – Matthew Kredell 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “Stanford played very well in the second half,” Howland said. “You have to give them credit. (Lawrence) Hill and (Anthony) Goods played really well. The Lopez kids (Brook and Robin) were very effective. They did a good job and we didn’t keep our composure very well in that game.” Today, the Cardinal will be without Goods, their second-leading scorer. The guard is averaging 13 points per game, but will miss his fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury. – Brian Dohn Medical update last_img read more

High winds helped quick spread of townhouse fire

first_imgThe fire department responded to the call at 10 a.m. this morning, and Burrows says the flames were being pushed out quite a distance by the wind when they arrived. “You could tell by the way the smoke was laying out of the building that it was laying pretty horizontal. It was being forced out of the building, but wasn’t climbing altitude-wise into the sky, so the heat isn’t pushing it up; it’s just being carried away at a low level.” Although the wind made the fire look worse, quick response and a nearby fire hydrant helped firefighters get a lot of water onto it in a short amount of time. – Advertisement -“We were able to knock it down,” says Burrows. “not put it out, but at least bring it under a point where we could control the fire and then move inside the unit so we could do the interior attack on the fire.” Luckily no injuries have been reported and no pets were harmed. It is still unconfirmed whether anyone was in the unit at the time the fire broke out. The Fire Department is now investigating what happened with the help of witness interviews and photos taken before firefighters were on the scene.Advertisementlast_img read more

Newcastle boost as French ace insists he wants to stay

first_img Remy Cabella 1 Remy Cabella expects to be a Newcastle player next season.The Frenchman joined the Magpies last summer, arriving from Montpellier for around £12million.Since making the move though, the 25-year-old has struggled to hit the heights he did during his days in Ligue 1.But, despite that, Cabella is confident he will be in the north-east next season.“Yes, I hope so in any case [to be a Newcastle player next season],” Cabella told BeIN Sports.“At the moment, I am 100% there. I have signed a contract. It was difficult for Loulou [Montpellier President] to sell me because he was asking for a certain price and in France there was not a single club who offered what he asked for.“Newcastle interested me and it was the club that wanted me no matter what the price. It was the only club that offered what Loulou was asking for.”last_img read more

Former Watford manager ‘didn’t see Hector Bellerin at full-back’, reveals Troy Deeney

first_img Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin challenges Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa 1 Watford striker Troy Deeney has revealed former Hornets manager Giuseppe Sannino ‘didn’t see’ Arsenal star Hector Bellerin as a full-back during his short spell at the club.The 20-year-old Spaniard has made significant strides since making his Gunners debut last year and is now considered as the club’s first-choice right-back.Bellerin spent a short time on loan at the Hornets in 2014 but was restricted to just eight appearances before he was recalled by Arsene Wenger.The defender soon emerged as one of the club’s brightest talents, with his performance in Tuesday’s surprise Champions League win over Bayern Munich prompting widespread praise from jubilant Arsenal fans.Deeney was also impressed with his showing – which at one point saw Bellerin outsprint Brazilian speedster Douglas Costa on the wing – with the striker hailing the development of his former team-mate at the Emirates.“He’s a good kid and it didn’t really work out too well for him here,” said Deeney.“That shows you about football, doesn’t it? Your career is defined by the opinions of individuals about your game.“[Former Watford manager] Giuseppe [Sannino] didn’t really see him at full-back but I’m sure he was playing Champions League football later that season.“Hector’s keeping Debuchy out of the side, so he must be doing plenty right.”last_img read more

Orange County bishop faces contempt count

first_imgBy Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A judge in Santa Ana began criminal contempt of court proceedings Tuesday against the bishop of Orange County in an unusual hearing that marks the first time a U.S. bishop could face jail time in the church sex abuse scandal. Bishop Tod D. Brown waived his arraignment for allegedly violating a court order when he sent a church official out of the country before he could complete his testimony in a lawsuit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHe could face punishments from a reprimand to jail time. Brown, who appeared with his attorney, waived his arraignment before Judge Gail Andler. Plaintiffs’ attorneys allege that Brown sent Msgr. John Urell out of the country for medical treatment before he could complete a deposition in the case. Urell was responsible for handling sexual abuse allegations against the diocese. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

WATCH: Dimitri Payet’s BRILLIANT free-kick for France

first_img1 Dimitri Payet has built a reputation as a fantastic free-kick taker, scoring some majestic attempts for West Ham this season.The Frenchman’s form for the Hammers has seen him called back up for Didier Deschamp’s national selection, and Payet has once again proven his quality whilst with Les Bleus.With France taking on Russia in a friendly to prepare for Euro 2016, Payet lined up a long-range free-kick with his side leading 2-1.Despite the long distance from the goal, there were few doubts that Payet would have a shot, and it did not come as a surprise to see his strike end up in the back of the net.You can watch Payet’s memorable free-kick below… Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring for France last_img