Encounter breaks out in J&K’s Pulwama

first_imgAn encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir district after receiving specific intelligence input about presence of the militants in the area, a police official said. He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated the firing, triggering an encounter, the official said. The exchange of firing is going on, he said, adding that further details were awaited.last_img

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Archers destroy Tigers, near twice-to-beat bonus

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chan, Constantino top NGAP tourney “It worked to our advantage that Salem is sick and Gaye had something wrong with his foot,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Mbala scored 17 points in just 19 minutes to lead seven others who finished with at least six points as the Archers fashioned out their most lopsided victory of the season to close in on a twice-to-beat Final Four bonus.“I’m happy I was able to rest,” said the Cameroonian big man. “Mayhem (the defense that La Salle plays) is not something that’s easy to do, especially when you stay in there for more than 20 minutes. But if it’s less than 20 minutes and the team is still doing good, at least it means somehow that the second group is also doing well so its good for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater, Adamson pounced on a shorthanded National U squad for a 90-77 victory that assured the Falcons of a playoff for a Final Four spot after improving to 8-4.Jonathan Espeleta and Jerrick Ahanmisi led an early barrage by the Falcons to finish with 16 points each as Adamson put NU’s postseason hopes in peril after the Bulldogs fell to 4-7. While NU is in danger of missing out on the Final Four, the Tigers are in a far more miserable state as they have two games left to avert a winless season. The Tigers’ 12th straight loss saw them trail by 42 points at one point.“We’re doing our best, but the results have not gone our way,” UST guard Marvin Lee, who had 25 points, said in Filipino. “We just have to learn and improve and prepare for next season. It’s frustrating, especially with our record right now.”The Archers pulled away in the second period after Ricci Rivero caught fire with 11 of his 16 points.Santo Tomas scored just eight points in that stretch.The Bulldogs sorely missed gunner Matt Salem, who was out due to an illness, while big man Issa Gaye played just 15 minutes due to an injury.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle didn’t need reigning Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala to play heavy minutes and help the Green Archers destroy University of Santo Tomas.The Green Archers had more than enough firepower in cruising to a 94-59 triumph over the struggling Tigers on Sunday for their 10th win in 12 games in UAAP Season 80 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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Training camps are a deciding factor in ensuring a win

first_imgWhen people are expecting big things from you, it is obviously quite hard to live up to them. While India can be proud of reaching the finals of the singles events in tennis, we have been disappointed by the results of the doubles and the mixed events.A tally of one gold, one silver and two bronze is certainly not what the public was expecting from us. The biggest positive to come out, in my opinion, was Sania Mirza’s great return to form. The grit and determination she showed in the final against top seed Anastasia Rodionova from Australia was fantastic.But Sania and Leander Paes’s shock exit from the mixed doubles event was followed by another shocker in the men’s doubles when Leander and Mahesh Bhupathi lost on Saturday.With their 13-year-long winning streak in Davis Cup, nothing but a gold was expected of them, but Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak were far too experienced and gritty to let the home crowd assist the Indians.Which is why India’s lone hope of a tennis gold rested on top seed Somdev Devvarman and he did not disappoint. Somdev is a picture of total professionalism and delivered what the public was waiting for.As for me, Rohan Bopanna and I had a tough draw and we lost to top seeds Hanley and Rodionova in the first round itself. It took us almost five to six games to get used to each other’s playing styles.Despite not having practised even once together, I guess we did quite well because we pushed the top seeds into three sets. I think we could have planned the lead-up to the Games a bit better. It should be mandatory for all players to attend a camp leading up to events like these.advertisementOnly then can we practice with different combinations for doubles and mixed doubles. Australians have dominated the scene in tennis, having snapped up four (five) gold. Their singleminded focus is something that demands appreciation.In other news around the Games Village, I think this is the first time I have seen the paragames being held along with the main games.At the dining hall, there is more “food for thought” when you see somebody in a wheelchair, or without a hand, yearning to excel in sports. It really makes us realise how trivial many of our problems are.In conclusion, I feel the CWG has been a success. Starting from the spectacular opening ceremony, India has risen to the occasion. That is not to say everything has passed off without glitches. But I hope we can learn from this experience and make ourselves more ready in the future.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own man “I think the player got the captain’s attention,” Woods said.Woods’ approach shot on the 12th found the greenside bunker. He blasted out and left himself a long par putt that he missed for bogey, cutting the lead to two strokes.But that was the only time he would falter.Matsuyama missed a short birdie putt on the par-5 14th with a chance to cut the lead to a stroke. Woods, playing in the group behind Matsuyama, made a birdie putt on 14 to restore the three-stroke lead.Matsuyama cut the lead to two with a birdie on par-3 16th. On 18, his drive went into the bunker at the side of the fairway, and he hit into the greenside bunker before saving par.Woods’ approach at the par-5 18th found the greenside bunker. He blasted to 10 feet and made the birdie putt.Woods last played in an official tournament in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two previous yearsIt was a wild debut for the PGA in Japan. Torrential rain washed out play Friday, forcing the second round to be moved to Saturday. To make up for the lost day, the players started the fourth round immediately after finishing the third to get in as many holes as possible.The course took on over 8 inches of rain Friday and was in remarkably good shape when play resumed on Saturday for the second round.Woods got in 11 holes and played 29 holes Sunday before having to come back for a 7:30 a.m. start. “This was certainly demanding,” Woods said “Being in the lead for the better part of five days puts a stress on the mind, it’s not easy to do…it’s stressful, it wears one out but somehow I was able to finish out on top and made key putts this week.”On tying Snead’s record, Woods attributed it to consistency.“It’s a big number,” Woods said. “It’s a lot of consistency and doing it for a long period of time, Sam did it into his 50s and I’m in my early to mid-40s so it’s about being consistent and doing it for a very long period of time. I’ve been very fortunate to have the career I’ve had so far.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Trump draws boos when introduced to crowd at World Series LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Tiger Woods of the United States poses with his trophy after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)INZAI CITY, Japan — Tiger Woods shrugged off an early bogey Monday to win the Zozo Championship and tie Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record of 82 victories.The 43-year-old American returned Monday to play the final seven holes in the rain-hit tournament, completing a 3-under 67 to beat local favorite Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s just crazy. It’s a lot,” Woods said. “I’ve been able to be consistent most of my career. … Today was one of those days where I was able to pull it out.”Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago — his fifth on the same problem joint. He was making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I can still manage my way around the golf course,” Woods said. “I know how to play. I was able to do that this week.”The fourth round was suspended because of darkness Sunday, and Woods took a three-stroke lead over Matsuyama into Monday in the first official PGA Tour event in Japan. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments He bogeyed his first hole of the day, the par-4 12th, but was solid the rest of the way with birdies on Nos. 14 and 18 to finish at 19-under 261. Matsuyama also closed with a 67Rory McIlroy, the highest ranked player in the field, completed his round with two birdies for a 67 to tie for third at 13 under with Sungjae Im. Im had a 65.Woods opened with consecutive 64s, with a day off in between because of rain. He had a 66 on Sunday in the third round.“It’s been a long week,” Woods said. “Five days at the top of the leaderboard is a long time.”As the U.S. Presidents Cup captain, Woods was asked about picking himself for the team.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Free Agent Max Meyer signs three-year deal with Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace have signed Germany midfielder Max Meyer on a three-year deal after his contract at Schalke 04 expired.Meyer, one touted as Germany’s brightest prospect, was struggling to find a club because of his astronomical wage demands. Nobody was willing to pay that much for him until Palace decided to break the bank for the talented attacker. According to reports, he is set to bag 170,000 pounds per week with the London club.Meyer, 22, is the Crystal Palace’s third buy of the summer. Before him, Vicente Guaita and Cheikhou Kouyate moved to Selhurst Park.Speaking about his move to Palace, Meyer said that he can’t wait to play in the Premier League.”I played at Selhurst Park last season for Schalke and the atmosphere was perfect, and I can’t wait to experience the atmosphere for a Premier League game,” said Meyer.Meyer, who has played four times for Germany, came through the youth ranks at Schalke and scored 22 goals in 192 games for the club, including three Champions League campaigns. He helped them to finish runners-up in last seasons Bundesliga.Introducing the new #MeyerOfLondon… pic.twitter.com/rnSi32iWDpCrystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 2, 2018On the international stage, Meyer won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and was part of the 2017 European U21 Championship winning side. He made his senior Germany debut in 2014.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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MIDA Assists 1,396 Microenterprises in 2016/17

first_imgStory Highlights Through a revolving pool of resources generated primarily from the Government of Jamaica/Government of the Netherlands Loan Portfolio, MIDA provides financing to assist new and existing MSMEs in agriculture, manufacturing and services, among other sectors. Since its inception in 1991, MIDA has disbursed $3.48 billion to the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector and has recovered some $2.9 billion as of March 2017, the report outlines. For the 2016/17 fiscal year, the Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), through microfinance organisations (MFOs), disbursed a total of $143.58 million to finance 1,396 microenterprises. For the 2016/17 fiscal year, the Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), through microfinance organisations (MFOs), disbursed a total of $143.58 million to finance 1,396 microenterprises.The figures have been included in the MIDA 2016/17 annual report, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently.Through a revolving pool of resources generated primarily from the Government of Jamaica/Government of the Netherlands Loan Portfolio, MIDA provides financing to assist new and existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in agriculture, manufacturing and services, among other sectors.In terms of loan distribution by sectors, the report informs that the service sector in 2016/2017 received $122.17 million, or 87 per cent of total loans granted, compared to $120.52 million for the previous year.The manufacturers accessed $6.10 million in loans when compared to $3.50 million for the previous year, an increase of $2.6 million.The agricultural sector received $15.30 million or eight per cent of the total value of loans granted, compared to $13.17 million for the previous year, an increase of $2.13 million.Since its inception in 1991, MIDA has disbursed $3.48 billion to the MSME sector and has recovered some $2.9 billion as of March 2017, the report outlines.MIDA was established primarily to promote, encourage and facilitate the development of the MSME sector in Jamaica, as part of the Government’s strategy to create wealth and generate employment.last_img read more

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Cumberland Pictou Women Workers One Solution to Skills Shortage

first_imgWomen working in science, trades and technology will be the focus of two celebrations for International Women’s Day in Halifax Regional Municipality and in Bridgewater. On March 8, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and Nova Scotia Community College celebrations will highlight Techsploration and Women Unlimited, programs that encourage women to enter trades and technology. “Women make an important contribution to our province’s prosperity, whether they work at paid or unpaid jobs,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. “And today, we’re focusing on women in trades and technology, who are paving exciting career paths for women in Nova Scotia.” Women make up nearly half of the workforce in the province. However, less than five per cent of women work in trades and about 16 per cent in technology occupations in Nova Scotia, despite good job security and pay. Annette Smith is just one of the women studying a trade or technology program at NSCC’s Cumberland campus in Springhill. The first-year carpentry student is a single mom of three and says she looks forward to a rewarding career and doesn’t see her gender as a barrier. “I am focused, driven, and ready to get out there and work,” she says. “It is an incredible feeling to see my kids’ faces when I bring home a table or a chair I’ve created. That’s all the motivation I need to succeed.” Kristy Waalderbos is only 18, but she is already an accomplished welder, recently capturing the Nova Scotia 4-H championship title for her artistry. Waalderbos is completing her first year of study in the two-year welding program at NSCC’s Pictou campus in Stellarton. This summer, the Shinimicas, Cumberland Co., native will perfect her trade in the Netherlands, through a Garfield Weston scholarship. “I’d encourage any female who has an eye for detail to try this or any other trade,” said Ms. Waalderbos. “Yes it can be challenging, but someday there will be an equal gender split, and women will be able to excel without as many barriers.” Industries that rely on tradespeople and technological workers are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers that will worsen over the next decade. The aging of the trades and technology workforces will have a significant impact; for example 35 per cent of construction workers are older than 45. Several solutions may be needed. Women in all their diversity are a source of talent for employers. Women’s employment in trades and technology is growing as they begin to receive the kinds of encouragement men receive. Techsploration and Women Unlimited both work to improve the numbers of women in these fields. Techsploration, a partnership of the Department of Education, NSCC and Women in Trades and Technology Nova Scotia (WITTNS), is designed to attract students to these fields. It has expanded across the province, with other provinces and countries looking to replicate its success. Women Unlimited is a fairly new concept in Nova Scotia that supports women and helps address the barriers they face trying to enter the trades and technology fields. The WEE Society (Women’s Economic Equality) and the Hypatia Association developed the three-year program with support from Nova Scotia Community College and the federal and provincial governments, including the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Hypatia Association works with employers to ensure that workplaces are welcoming to women. Women Unlimited is being tested at the Lunenburg and Institute of Technology campuses of Nova Scotia Community College.last_img read more

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Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

first_imgTehran: Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US “at any level”, as tensions mounted between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US adopted a policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran because it believes it cannot bring the Islamic republic to its knees through other means. The leader was speaking after devastating drone attacks at the weekend that halved oil output of Iran’s regional arch-rival Saudi Arabia — the world’s top crude exporter. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The policy of ‘maximum pressure’ against the Iranian nation is worthless and all Islamic Republic of Iran officials unanimously believe there will be no negotiations with the US at any level,” he said in a televised address. Tensions between Iran and the US and its allies have threatened to boil over since May last year when President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing sanctions in its campaign of “maximum pressure”. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIran responded by scaling back its commitments under the landmark accord, which gave it the promise of sanctions relief in return for limiting the scope of its nuclear programme. Trump said the US was ready to help Saudi Arabia after the attacks that halted about six percent of the world’s oil supply and triggered a record leap in crude prices. “I’m not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to,” he said. “That was a very large attack, and it could be met by an attack many, many times larger. “Certainly, it would look to most like it was Iran,” Trump added. US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper also singled out Iran as a regional destabilising force, while stopping short of directly accusing Tehran over the strikes. The US military, he said, was working with its partners to “address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran”. A day after the attacks, the White House had said Trump could meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. Rouhani has already rejected the possibility of direct negotiations with the US unless it lifts all sanctions. The Iranian president has said even if the sanctions are lifted, any talks must be held in the framework of the nuclear accord. Khamenei reiterated this on Tuesday, saying that if the US “repents” and returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, then it can talk with Iran along with other parties to the deal. “If the US takes back its words and repents after pulling out of the JCPOA… then it can join the other countries party to the JCPOA and talk to Iran along with the other countries,” he said, using the deal’s formal title. “Without this, no negotiations will happen at any level between the Islamic Republic of Iran’s officials and the Americans, not during the visit to New York or any other visit.” Yemen’s Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks on Abqaiq — the world’s largest oil processing facility — and the Khurais oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Huthis said 10 drones struck the sites, but Saudi Arabia pointed the finger of blame at Iran. “All indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran” rather than Yemen, said Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition. Rouhani said the attacks were an act of self-defence by the Huthis against the coalition that has been bombing them since 2015 in support of Yemen’s internationally recognised government.last_img read more

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United We Roll Convoy arrives in Ottawa

first_imgDemonstrators from eastern Canada are also expected to link up with the convoy.A photo of the United We Roll group in Ottawa – @GlenMotz BREAKING: #UnitedWeRollForCanada convoy has now made it to Parliament Hill. Shutting down Wellington St. @ctvottawa #ottnews pic.twitter.com/a3zU9zgay3— Catherine Lathem (@CatherineCTV) February 19, 2019“The core message is we need immediate action for our pipelines to get in the ground, to get to tidewater and to the rest of Canada,” said lead organizer Glen Carritt, the owner of an oilfield fire and safety company in Innisfail, Alta.The protesters want the Liberal government to scrap the carbon tax and two bills that overhaul environmental assessments of energy projects and ban oil tankers from the northern coast of British Columbia. Carritt said participants also are unhappy about the government’s recently signing a non-binding United Nations compact on global migration.Carritt said Canada’s borders “need to be controlled” by Canada and its citizens, not the United Nations.Just got to the Parliament Hill where trucks are blasting their horns and people are beginning to gather #UnitedWeRollForCanada #StarConvoy #yow #ConvoyForCanada #UnitedWeRoll #ConvoyToOttawa pic.twitter.com/byArDCHvgl— Hamdi ‘hamdog’ Issawi (@hamdiissawi) February 19, 2019 Carritt originally referred to his convoy as a “yellow vest convoy” but renamed it United We Roll after it too was linked to people spewing hateful rhetoric against Muslims and immigrants.“After much consideration we have decided to make this convoy about being inclusive and supporting Canadians first and foremost,” Carritt wrote on the protest’s GoFundMe page in late January. “Our new name is United We Roll! Convoy For Canada!”Lead organizer Glen Carritt says the display is about showing support for new oil pipelines and opposition to the federal carbon tax and new rules on oil transportation.The convoy includes members of the Yellow Vest Movement, whose demonstrations across the country have had widely varying agendas, from supporting pipelines to denouncing a United Nations compact on global migration.center_img OTTAWA, O.N. – Hundreds of trucks and people have arrived in Ottawa to protest the federal government’s policies on the oil industry.The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outside the capital.The rally is expected to occupy almost a kilometre of Wellington Street, in front of Parliament.last_img read more

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Surge in hiring last month send US stock prices higher on Wall

Surge in hiring last month send US stock prices higher on Wall Street; Bond prices fall by The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2013 9:59 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street after the government reported an unexpected surge in hiring last month.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 80 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 15,674 as of noon (1700 GMT) Friday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 13 points, or 0.8 per cent, at 1,760. The Nasdaq composite was up 45 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 3,902.Bond prices fell after the U.S. reported that employers added 204,000 jobs last month, far more than economists expected. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose sharply, to 2.74 per cent from 2.60 per cent late Thursday.Investors took the hiring gain as a signal that the Federal Reserve might pull back on its big bond-buying program.The Gap rose sharply after reporting higher sales. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Application season underway to spend summer abroad

Rather than taking a break from the books and heading home for the summer, Brock students looking for alternative plans have the chance to explore the world.The University’s International Mobility Office offers an array of opportunities for students interested in spending their break studying abroad.The summer exchange was a perfect fit for Cody Weber (BBA ’18), who wanted to experience new cultures before crossing the stage at Brock’s Convocation last October.Weber spent a final semester at the University of Mannheim in Germany, enrolling in Film Studies, and Intercultural Differences in an Increasingly Globalized World.“You learn how truly different life is on the other side of the world,” said the recent grad. “You get to experience what people in different cultures eat, what they do in their spare time and their thoughts on the world.”The opportunity took Weber outside of his comfort zone, and allowed him to grow as a person.Brock’s International Mobility Office lists more than 20 short-term opportunities online, with host institutions in Australia, England, South Korea and various countries across Europe.“Each destination provides a unique educational experience for students, many of whom will earn academic credit that can be applied to their degree at Brock,” said Jesse Barraza, Brock’s Manager, International Learning Programs.Studying abroad also encourages intercultural and international understanding, fosters leadership and personal development, and provides students with a meaningful opportunity to interact with university staff and faculty outside the formal classroom, he said.Weber encouraged students considering an opportunity abroad to be spontaneous and not overthink the decision. A dedicated team at Brock’s International Mobility Office will provide support with pre-departure sessions and tips to maximize the experience while overseas.While living in a foreign land presented challenges, the opportunity to experience new cultures, meet new people and even paraglide over the Swiss Alps all added up to a life-altering experience that Weber will never forget.“I learned that I am stronger than I realized,” he said. “The world is full of beautiful places and learning experiences — if you take the chance to let it show you. Studying abroad gives you the chance to observe that truth.”Now a client associate with ROC Financial, Weber attributes part of his current success to his international experience he received through Brock.“It helped improve my communication skills with clients, my understanding of their various needs and backgrounds, and my resourcefulness.”Applications for short-term programs abroad must be submitted online through Brock’s International Mobility Office for consideration. Students should note the varying application deadlines for each opportunity, which fall between January and April.For any questions or assistance with the application, please contact the International Mobility Office at intlmobility@brocku.ca. read more

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Australia and India play down Kohli v Paine banter

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 17: Virat Kohli of India speaks with Tim Paine of Australia during day four of the second match in the Test series between Australia and India at Perth Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)Neither camp believes any line of personal decency was crossed during on-field exchanges between Tim Paine and Virat Kohli during the Perth Test between Australia and India.The series had been incident-free on the first seven days, but on the eighth the two captains exchanged a few verbals, which carried on into the ninth day, and paused momentarily with a cheeky Josh Hazlewood saying Kohli was not the most prized wicket for Australia.It all possibly started in Perth on the third day with Kohli telling Paine he was staring at a 2-0 deficit if he messed up with the bat. Paine responded with telling Kohli he had to bat last on this pitch. The needle continued into the fourth morning where the umpires had to intervene. There nearly was physical contact when Kohli and Paine’s paths crossed as they looked to field the ball and take a single respectively.Two subplots to these confrontations arguably made it bigger than it might have been. Australia find themselves under intense scrutiny for their behaviour after the events in Cape Town and the culture review. The confrontation, coming as it did when India started to feel they were falling behind for the first time in the series, could possibly be seen as a cynical attempt to push the Australian buttons.Australia’s concentration on Kohli – not just the players, but the media, the former players, the broadcasters – has at times been excessive with each move of his being scrutinised. Even after getting Kohli out, Paine used his name for banter with M Vijay, basically asking him how he could possibly like Kohli despite his being the captain.At the press conferences at the end of day four, both sides strove to downplay the incidents as “part of the game”, “bit of fun”, and something that shouldn’t be read too much into. “I think it was all good fun,” Australia fast bowler Hazlewood said. “It’s quite competitive out there as you know, and there’s going to be words from time to time, but it was all in good spirits I think.”Shami was of a similar view. He was asked if he found any inconsistencies with how Australia had promised they would behave and how they have actually gone.“See it is a long match, and there might be some moment where you say something and you get a reply in that moment,” Shami said. “So maybe in that moment, things get heated up but it is not something to be made a big issue out of. According to me, we should leave this here. It is part of the game, and it is a way to enjoy things in the Test match. Sometimes we say things, they get upset and make mistakes. These are the moments, but nothing personal.”When asked if the Australians started it, Shami refused to commit either way. “If there is no sledging, you won’t enjoy the game, the public won’t enjoy the game. If there is aggression, the match becomes more interesting. It is part of the game. As it should be.”Hazlewood was asked if Australia felt frustrated and if they felt the opposition was trying to capitalise on the scrutiny they were under.“No, I don’t think so,” he said. “I think at stages in a game it is going to get heated from time to time. I think we are pretty confident that we can hold that line that we have talked about as a group. It’s more in the heat of the moment, definitely not a ploy to attack any batsman at any stage. It has been really good so far. Just good banter.“I don’t think we read too much into it, we go about our work as we see fit and the Indians can do what they like. We control what we control, and our behaviour is what we control. We’ll worry about that, and let everything else take care of itself.”In a way, Kohli is under similar scrutiny with all the cameras trained at him, scanning every move, be it celebration, reaction to crowd or banter with the opposition. Shami said they didn’t feel concerned about that, but Hazlewood might have made the cheekiest comment yet about the entire thing.Asked if Australia were risking focusing too much on Kohli alone, Hazlewood left with this reply: “I probably see [Cheteshwar] Pujara as the big wicket as far as when I’m bowling,” Hazlewood said. “The glue that holds them together I think. He has batted the most balls this series, and scored nearly the most runs. I see him as a big wicket and [Ajinkya] Rahane as well. So the Nos 3, 4, 5 as the key wickets, and we see it a bit unstable in the other parts of the order. Certainly not all the focus is on Virat.” (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVirat Kohli in doubt for start of IPLMarch 28, 2017In “latest news”Ponting slams Kohli boos as ‘disgraceful’January 4, 2019In “latest news”Time right for Dhoni to hand over to Kohli – ShastriMay 31, 2016In “Sports” read more

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Twitters Top Trending Topics of the Week Metrodome Scarlett Johansson Taylor Swift

first_imgWe’re sure you’ve been busy running around like a chicken with its head cut off with all the last-minute holiday shopping. If you’ve been too busy to check Twitter this week, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up some of the most talked about topics on Twitter this week so you don’t have to feel out of the loop. Check out the top trending topics on Twitter for the week ending in December 17:1. MazembeMazembe, the African soccer team from the Democratic Republic of Congo, defeated the South American team, Internacional, by 2-0. For the first time, an African team goes to the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. #Mazembe2. MetrodomeThe roof of the Metrodome, home to the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, deflated and collapsed, dumping snow on the field below, which forced games to be postponed. #Metrodome3. Scarlett Johansson / Ryan ReynoldsScarlett Johansson and the Sexiest Man of the Year, Ryan Reynolds, are getting a divorce. #ScarlettJohansson4. Text You Get From a StalkerOne of the creepiest hashtags we’ve seen in a while. People are tweeting texts you might get from a stalker. For example, “The view from this tree is good enough for me to see what you’re tweeting right now.” #TextYouGetFromAStalker5. In High SchoolPeople are explaining what they do or did when in they were in high school. If you want to combine two trends from this week, you can use this tweet: “I’ve been following you since we were #inhighschool.Check out the rest of Twitter’s trending topics of the week after the jump! 6. Females Need ToPeople are tweeting what females need to do or say. This sounds like a meme that’s just looking for trouble. #femalesneedto7. If Santa Was BlackA questionable meme…According to Twopular, “People are tweeting comments about Santa, relating to the changed mannerisms, ideas, sayings, clothing and vehicles, if he was of black [i.e. African, African American] skin color”. #IfSantaWasBlack8. Frequently Asked QuestionsPeople are tweeting questions that are frequently asked by their followers or clients of a business, and are then offering answers to these common questions. #frequentlyaskedquestions9. Bernie Sanders / FilibusterSenator Bernie Sander filibustered the tax deal struck by President Obama and Senate Republicans by speaking on the floor of the Senate for eight hours straight. Check out a word cloud of his speech.#BernieSanders10. Taylor SwiftCountry pop star, Taylor Swift, turned 21 this week. Twitter fans wished her a happy birthday and shared memories of her music, concerts, and interviews. Is it true that Jake Gyllenhaal bought Taylor a $10,000 guitar for her birthday? I sure hope not. #TaylorSwiftlast_img read more

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BlackBerry OS 10 screens leak reveal widgets video chat and iOS styling

first_imgBlackBerry 10 OS has already encountered some serious hurdles, like having to give up the name BBX following a trademark dispute in Canada. The forthcoming OS update has been talked about as being a make-or-break release when it arrives later this year on RIM’s first QNX-powered BlackBerry smartphone. Curious as to whether or not RIM has what it takes to right the ship with OS 10? Take a look at these new leaked images and see what you think.It’s clear from these images that BlackBerry 10 is moving further away from RIM’s previous phone operating systems and heading down the path established by the PlayBook. The result so far also takes cues from Android and iOS with an app tray and a greatly simplified status bar along the top of the screen. One thing we can’t see here is how the new OS will handle notifications — hopefully they’ll implement a system that’s much more elegant than the cluttered mess that ate up half the screen on older BlackBerry OSes.Also coming in BlackBerry OS 10 is Android-style widget support. In the image above, you can see a quartet of examples: music, weather, maps, and a slick phone usage widget that tracks your voice minute usage. RIM has also put some polish on the unified inbox, which displays incoming email, SMS, MMS, and BBM messages in one spot.An additional shot of the updated contacts app reveals that BlackBerry 10 OS will feature integrated video calling between BlackBerry users a la Facetime on iOS. Video calling is already built into PlayBook OS, so it’s not really a surprise to see that RIM has enabled it on next-gen BlackBerry handsets, too.More at CrackBerrylast_img read more

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Lobésité masculine nuit à la fertilité

first_imgL’obésité masculine nuit à la fertilitéSelon une étude présentée lundi à Stockholm et menée sur près de 2.000 Français, l’obésité serait nuisible à la qualité du sperme et aurait un impact sur la fertilité. Alors que l’obésité est devenu un réel problème de santé publique, des chercheurs français se sont intéressés aux conséquences du surpoids sur la qualité du sperme. Présentée hier à l’European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE), l’étude a été conduite sur près de 2.000 hommes français âgés de 24 à 48 ans et révèle un impact inquiétant de l’obésité sur la fertilité masculine.À lire aussiObésité : quels risques pour la santé ?Au cours des recherches, plusieurs paramètres ont été étudiés, notamment le pH et le volume du sperme mais aussi la concentration en millilitres du nombre de spermatozoïdes. Les chercheurs se sont alors aperçus que dès que l’Indice de Masse Corporelle (IMC) est supérieur à 30, soit le seuil de l’obésité, les phénomènes observés s’aggravent : les spermatozoïdes sont moins rapides et moins nombreux. “Le surpoids entraîne une modification des paramètres du sperme, du fait probablement de désordres hormonaux, avec des déficits en nombre, en mobilité et en vitalité, ce qui entraîne des pertes de possibilité de conception”, a précisé le Dr Cohen-Bacrie à l’AFP. Moins de gamètes chez les obèses Selon les résultats de l’étude, la diminution des gamètes serait même proportionnelle à l’importance du surpoids : le compte total de spermatozoïdes, d’environ 190 millions par millilitre chez les gens de poids normal, baisse à environ 160/185 chez ceux en surpoids, et à 135/155 chez les obèses. Ce n’est pas la première fois que les scientifiques établissent un tel lien entre obésité et fertilité. Le fait que le surpoids pouvait entraîner des troubles de l’ovulation pour la femme était ainsi déjà avéré. Le Dr Cohen-Bacrie, qui a dirigé cette étude précise alors que lorsqu’un “couple cherche à concevoir, il faut aussi regarder le poids de l’homme, une donnée importante”. Par ailleurs, l’étude a aussi démontré que la maigreur entravait la fertilité. Agir sur le poids serait donc une action simple qui pourrait permettre de concevoir naturellement et d’éviter la procréation médicalement assistée. Le 5 juillet 2011 à 15:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Pourquoi y atil bien plus de poissons deau douce que despèces marines

first_imgPourquoi y a-t-il bien plus de poissons d’eau douce que d’espèces marines ?Contrairement à la croyance populaire, il y a peu de poissons dans la mer. Bien qu’ils couvrent 70% de la surface de la Terre, les milieux marins n’abritent en effet que 20% de l’ensemble des espèces de poissons. Une récente étude menée par des chercheurs américains tente d’expliquer ce phénomène.Une équipe de scientifiques a fait une étonnante découverte en étudiant les poissons d’eau douce et les poissons de mer. Les chercheurs affirment que les rivières d’eau douce et les lacs abritent bien plus d’espèces que les océans salés. Pourtant, les zones d’eau douce occupent seulement 2% de la surface de la Terre, quand les océans en couvre 70%.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon les scientifiques qui ont mené cette étude, publiée par la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society B, il pourrait s’agir d’une preuve que la vie s’est elle-même réinventée après les extinctions de masse. Une apocalypse marine peut avoir été suivie d’une ré-émergence de la vie dans des environnements aquatiques sur les terres, souligne l’étude.Dirigée par le Dr John Wiens, de l’Université Stony Brook de New York, l’équipe de chercheurs a étudié la diversité des poissons à nageoires rayonnées, qui représentent 96% de toutes les espèces de poissons. Ce groupe s’est diversifié voilà 100 millions d’années. Il compte à ce jour près de 30.000 espèces, telles que les morues, les truites, les saumons, les thons, ou les espadons. Une disparition des premiers poissons des océans “Nos résultats suggèrent que les extinctions anciennes dans le milieu marin peuvent avoir éliminé les premiers poissons à nageoires rayonnées vivant dans les océans, et que ceux-ci ont ensuite été recolonisés à partir des habitats d’eau douce. Les espèces de poissons marins qui existent aujourd’hui sont les descendants de cette recolonisation” explique le Dr John Wiens cité par le Figaro. “Ce modèle d’extinction et de recolonisation peut aider à comprendre pourquoi les océans sont aujourd’hui si pauvres en espèces, même de poissons” souligne-t-il.Le 10 février 2012 à 13:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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The reason Diego Simeone shouldnt manage Argentina

first_imgWe go in detail to why Argentine manager Diego Pablo Simeone should not agree to manage Argentina in the near future, there are good reasons not to do it.The Argentina National Team currently maintains their search for a manager, their options are quite limited as we have discussed in previous articles but the most coveted option for them is Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone. ‘Cholo’ its currently starting what could arguably be considered his most ambitious project with Atletico Madrid, this is one of the first seasons since he became the Colchoneros’ manager that the club hasn’t sold important players to other squads and they also made an important investment thinking about reaching that 2019 Champions League final at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. It’s very difficult for the Argentine to get tempted by AFA to take on a new project, but they can always make him an offer he can’t refuse and fulfill a dream that any manager from his country has on his bucket list. But there are people who advise him otherwise because the faith in the Argentina Football Association has dropped dramatically to the point that prominent football figures don’t think to bring elite managers like Simeone will be good for their careers.Alejandro Mancuso, amigo de Simeone, contó que el DT “sabe lo que pasa en la Selección, y no le quiere pasar ni cerca”.”¿A qué va a venir? ¿A que lo maten?”, tiró ▶ https://t.co/HI59JdAtOA pic.twitter.com/YlyFNOMtj3— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) September 4, 2018We look at the example of Alejandro Mancuso, a former assistant manager to Diego Maradona during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he spoke to Super Radio Deportivo from Argentina and said the following about the possibility of Simeone managing Argentina: “I know how Diego Simeone works, the way he thinks and how much he enjoys winning. I have to say that I don’t see him as the Argentina manager today, he doesn’t even want to get near to everything that’s going on in our country right now. Why would he come for anyway? To get trashed every day by the media and the fans? If ‘Cholo’ who is my friend asks me what to do, I’m obviously going to be honest with him. I would tell him: ‘Why would you want to come if you are the best we have right now?’. We bought Sampaoli because of what he did with Chile, we bought that manager. But the Argentina National Team is not the Chilean National Team. Sampaoli got it all mixed up. All I can say is that this mess wouldn’t have happened with Julio Grondona, these things didn’t happen when he was still around. Grondona never let opinions get divided in Argentinean football and he called all the shots,” said Mancuso.?⚽ @Simeone, attending the @UEFA Elite Coaches Forum?#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/rWnpSO6vGW— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 4, 2018The near future for Simeone.After listening to the radio show in which Mancuso, an insider from the Grondona days, talked about in regards to the possibility of Simeone managing Argentina, we can certainly assume that ‘Cholo’ is not going anywhere. But the press from Argentina is practically begging in every single show they have for someone to convince the Atletico Madrid manager, they are willing to go to unexpected lengths to get him as the boss and they won’t rest until they fulfill what they are trying to accomplish. Simeone keeps saying no to every single phone call from Claudio Tapia, but the AFA president is not giving up that easy and he keeps insisting because he knows that Simeone is the only hope Argentina has to win trophies in the future during his tenure as president. So far in the short season the Atletico Madrid manager is having in Spain, the results are not what he expected this far in the competition and the club’s management doesn’t shy away from the possibility to sack him if this season ends up in a complete disaster.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…#SelecciónMayor Imágenes de la segunda jornada de entrenamiento de la @Argentina en Estados Unidos ? pic.twitter.com/qarQhC8Qzt— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 4, 2018There is a way to convince Diego Simeone.Claudio Tapia is not a stupid man, he knows there are strategies he can take to convince Diego Simeone to take the job in the near future. The latest call-up to his son Giovani who plays in Fiorentina could be a good way to get into Simeone’s good graces. It’s no secret that the boss has been trying to sign his son for the Colchoneros this summer, but Fiorentina hasn’t agreed on a transfer so far because they consider the striker a key part of their squad for this season’s attempt to compete in Serie A. It appears that ‘Cholo’ wants to coach a team in which his son plays, he is determined to do it and this is a good way in which AFA could convince him to manage Argentina for the next years. But this possibility is still not certain, there is a lot of work to do with Simeone and the more likely scenario is that even then he refuses to take the job because of how comfortable he is in Madrid. But AFA can keep on dreaming, even if Simeone’s own compatriots who know how things work in there, advice him to refuse the job.#SelecciónMayor Los futbolistas que llegaron a Los Ángeles tuvieron su primera jornada de actividades bajo las órdenes de @lioscaloni. pic.twitter.com/AWAWq5V2OK— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 4, 2018What do you think Diego Simeone should do, stay in Madrid or give Argentina a shot? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Most read stories on Columbiancom week of Nov 13

first_imgMost read stories on Columbian.com last week:No. 1) Head-on collision kills driver in HockinsonA woman died and another was seriously injured Saturday morning when their vehicles collided head-on on Northeast 182nd Avenue near 139th Street in Hockinson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.No. 2) Husband who killed Vancouver native attacked in prison The order barked from speakers in the prison yard: “Stop fighting.” But two inmates kept attacking a third, Brian C. Cole, who had arrived the day before at Snake River Correctional Institution. Cole, 38, was doubled up on the sidewalk, taking kicks to his head and stomach.No. 3) Child sex trafficking on rise in Clark County Over the past three years, police in Clark County have seen child sex trafficking emerge as one of the major crimes to watch. It’s no longer just a Portland problem. Fueled by online ads, johns and girls will routinely travel between Vancouver and Portland for “dates,” making the crime a regional issue.No. 4) Violations found in death of Clark County deputy’s sonA Clark County sheriff’s deputy violated policies on firearms storage, off-duty conduct, ethics, competency and employee responsibilities in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his 3-year-old son, according to an internal affairs investigation.No. 5) I-5 south ramp to Fourth Plain reopens after rollover accident The southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to East Fourth Plain Boulevard was temporarily closed Monday afternoon because of a crash involving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.last_img read more

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Grounded Russian oil tanker leaks into North Pacific

first_imgA Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific over the weekend. As it continues to leak, it resurrects a debate on how safety can be improved in a region where a major wildlife corridor overlaps with a busy shipping through-point.The tanker struck a reef off the island of Sakhalin during a storm, according to The Siberian Times.Oiled sea birds. Sakhalin Watch and Club Boomerang.The vessel been stuck on that reef since Saturday, leaking oil into the surrounding area. The region’s governor has called it an “ecological disaster.”Oiled cormorant. Photo by Sakhalin Watch and Club BoomerangPictures of an oiled shoreline quickly surfaced online, leading many to worry about the far-reaching effects of the spill.Melanie Smith with Audubon Alaska says along with contaminating the local wildlife, some Alaska species may be affected as well.“There’s a very large sea lion rookery there and several globally significant bird areas are in the region and a number of Alaskan species use those IBAs — important bird areas. So we’re not sure whether individual birds that travel between Sakhalin and Alaska are being affected, but we do know that a number of Alaskan species are present in that area, which is part of our concern.”Audubon Alaska has been working with the Coast Guard to prevent accidents like this one from happening in American waters. Along with designating a specific shipping route for the Bering Strait, Smith says Audubon’s top priority has been to designate areas to be avoided.Sakhalin Watch and Club Boomerang.“And that’s a technical term that designates a place off limits to ships other than those that are accessing local communities. So aside from local traffic, large vessels would avoid those areas whenever they need to deviate from the route that the coast guard identified.”The Bering Strait not only serves as a choke-point for vessel traffic, but also as one of the world’s most active migratory corridors, which in turn helps feed the region’s Native communities.“So you have hundreds of thousands of mammals, about 12 million birds nesting in the region, and really important cultural subsistence areas around all of those communities. So those areas to be avoided that we’ve identified, there are four of them, and they would protect those ecological and cultural values.”Despite those efforts, a spill in the Bering Strait would still be hard to respond to.The Russian tanker that ran aground in the North Pacific was less than 500 feet from a port that has access to clean-up equipment. But, those efforts were stalled due harsh weather.Elena Agarkova is the senior shipping officer at the Worldwide Wildlife Fund’s Arctic Program, says this incident should encourage more infrastructure development.“In the Bering Strait, you know the northern Bering region, we don’t have that kind of response infrastructure, so even if the weather cooperates, it will take a much longer time for any response vessel to reach the potential oil spill location. It’ll be even more difficult for U.S. or Russian forces to respond to an incident like that in the Bering Strait.”And that brings up the final hurdle to ensuring safe shipping through the strait: cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Agarkova says the WWF has been advocating for more bilateral cooperation.“We’ve been urging the Coast Guard to resume their cooperation with Russia on oil spill preparedness and response including holding actual exercises in the Bering Strait. They were supposed to do those a couple years ago and they were postponed. And because the current political situation its been a challenge to get that process going again.”While cooperation may be a long way off, many on both sides of the strait are hoping the North Pacific storm will soon pass. Meanwhile, oil continues to leak into surrounding waters.An earlier version of this story implied oil was leaking into the Bering Strait. Oil is leaking into the North Pacific. We regret the error.last_img read more

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Fernando Torres announces retirement as fans around the world bid farewell

first_imgFernando Torres at Atletico MadridReuters Spanish football star Fernando Torres took to Twitter to announce his retirement on June 21 as wishes started to pour from all over the world for a good life ahead. He made a video in which he announced a press conference on Sunday, June 23 to put out the details.”I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00 am, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details,” he commented on the post.The video that ‘El Nino’ posted had special moments of his career, from childhood till now. It had the important and best goals scored by him in his life and the trophies he won in his 18-year-old career.I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details.See you there. pic.twitter.com/WrKnvRTUIu— Fernando Torres (@Torres) June 21, 2019The former Liverpool striker who had his life’s best few years at Liverpool started his career with Atletico Madrid, before moving to Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.The Spanish striker scored a total of 260 goals in his 760 career appearances, 65 of those goals were for Liverpool. He was bought by Chelsea in 2011 for a record transfer fee of 50 million pounds. But he struggled throughout his entire tenure at Stamford Bridge failing to score more than 20 goals in his stay till 2015. He went to AC Milan on loan for a period of two years and finally in the 2015-16 season, he rejoined Atletico Madrid on loan. After leaving Atletico for a second time at the end of the 2017-18 season, the great man went on to finish his career playing for Sagan Tosu in the Japanese J-League.He has won the Euro Cup twice and the FIFA World Cup once with Spain. ‘El Nino’ netted 38 goals out of 110 appearances for his national team. He was part of the unstoppable Spanish team which is still held as one of the best ever.last_img read more

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