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Crystal Palace want January signing as reports say he’ll be loaned out


first_img BEST OF Crystal Palace are interested in signing Patrik Schick amid reports claiming the forward will leave Roma in January.Schick, the Czech international, has been highly-rated since first moving to Italy with Sampdoria in 2016, having managed to score 11 league goals in his debut Serie A season. revealed LATEST Most Read In Football latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings He’s failed to score a single goal in all competitions since the beginning of 2018/19, and his starts in league football total just two, with Eusebio Di Francesco, the Roma manager, preferring Edin Dzeko as his first-choice centre forward.With his game time situation unlikely to improve, Roma are considering sending Schick out on loan when the transfer window reopens in under two months. RANKED 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A transfer to Juventus collapsed the following summer due to two failed medicals, and Roma swooped to bring the 22-year-old in on loan.They made the move permanent earlier this year, but things have not been going particularly well for Schick since then, with just eight appearances to his name this season. predicted Schick has failed to live up to his potential since leaving Sampdoria for Roma Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker tense And, according to Calciomercato, Crystal Palace are one of the sides showing interest in the forward.There are also teams from Italy looking at the possibility of signing Schick, with Bologna, Parma and Udinese named in the report alongside the Eagles. Schick has yet to score a goal in any competition this season last_img read more


Picture Special: All the faces and smiles as the Star Wars festival comes to a close


first_imgThe ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival wrapped up on Sunday after three days of events across Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and Co Kerry. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Speaking about the festival, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said:  “The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival was designed to attract visitors to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, not only over the May the 4th weekend but throughout the year. “With the addition of Donegal as well as Kerry as a location, this year’s festival highlighted all that the wonderful West Coast has to offer visitors.”Highlights over the weekend included an epic lightsaber battle on the streets of Portmagee, a performance from Dingle native and five-time World Champion Dancer David Geaney, who brought his hit Broadway show ‘Velocity’ to Ballyferriter and Yoda Yoga on Port Ronan Beach.Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Festivals, Ciara Sugrue said: “It has been a truly amazing weekend across Kerry and Donegal and I’d like to thank the local tourism businesses and all those involved in both areas for coming together to help us make the festival bigger and better this year.“Star Wars has created curiosity around the Wild Atlantic Way and raised its profile amongst fans both domestically and internationally and this festival and the content we have been able to capture over the last few days will only raise the profile of the region further, attracting more visitors throughout the year.” Clive Wasson was on hand to capture some of the events across north Donegal…Malin Fireworks at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonFireworks over Malin at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonThe packed car park for the 7.30 showing of Star Wars at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonPictured are Katie Cowell and Ronan Mahon on the good set for the late showing of Star Wars at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonWhich way is home? Star Wars Characters at Greencastle Planetarium at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Alien Invasion at the Greencastle Planetarium at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Sally Toland, Go Visit Inishowen showing one of the out of this world visitors around Greencastle at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Star Wars Characters and fans in Greencastle at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured James, Shaun and Harry white on the Selfie Hunt at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Storm Troopers and their leader at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured is Martin Smith enjoying the sunshine and drive in at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Luke Weir, Seamus Coyle and Tony O’Connor at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Picture Special: All the faces and smiles as the Star Wars festival comes to a close was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Fitch upgrades SA’s credit ratings


first_img26 July 2007Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on South Africa’s sovereign ratings from stable to positive, attributing the change to improved growth performance, increased investments and sound public finances.South Africa’s ratings for long- and short-term foreign currency issuer default (IDR) were affirmed at “BBB+” and “F3” respectively. The country’s long-term local currency IDR was affirmed at “A”, as was the country ceiling.“The change in outlook reflects South Africa’s improved growth performance and prospects as a result of rapidly rising public and private investment and ongoing micro-reforms in the economy,” Fitch sovereign team director Veronica Kalema said in a statement on Wednesday.“In addition, the country has seen a substantial improvement in its already sound public finances and strong external balance sheet.”Increased government savings and use of fiscal surpluses to increase reserves and cover the cost of sterilisation have also reduced South Africa’s external vulnerability, the agency said.Fitch said South Africa’s growth rate of 5% was sustained between 2004 and 2006 by strong consumer demand, while more recently acceleration of capital investment reflected a massive infrastructure investment by the country’s public corporations – both as part of the government’s general infrastructure programme and for infrastructure related to hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The agency said it expected consumer demand to remain firm despite rising interest rates, thanks to structural changes in the economy and a rise in employment and real income.Fitch predicted that the country’s growth rate would to remain close to 5% in 2007 and potential growth would move still higher in the mediumterm. However, the agency also expects SA’s current account deficit to remain between 6% and 7% of gross domestic product.South Africa still needed to address issues such as income inequality, unemployment, HIV/Aids and crime, the agency noted, saying these could threaten future stability.“The positive outlook assumes a continuation of the current macro policy framework,” Fitch added.“It would revert to stable if there were signs of weakening in the policy framework in response to political developments, or if external shocks did not meet with an appropriate fiscal and monetary response.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Tapiwa holds her own at Wits


first_imgTapiwa Shendelane advises her peers to believe in themselves and remember that education brings success.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.She received six distinctions in matric and believes age is nothing but a number – she goes to classes alongside her 19-year-old peers and interacts happily with them, she says.Tapiwa, who is from Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is one of three 15 year olds at the university. She initially wanted to study medicine but changed her mind at the beginning of January. Engineering really challenges her, she says.Her aim is to build her own engineering firm that employs others, so creating work. And she wants to take this expertise back to Mpumalanga, bringing much-needed development to her community.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.Her advice to her peers is: have goals, believe in yourself, and education brings success.Watch Tapiwa talk about her life:last_img read more


Lyceum stays unbeaten, cruises to 10th straight win


first_imgLYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Jc. Marcelino 19, Ayaay 10, Tansingco 10, Caduyac 8, Pretta 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Liwag 5, Nzeusseu 5, Marata 3, Baltazar 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Santos 0.MAPUA 90 – Gabo 21, Buñag 18, Victoria 16, Aguirre 11, Nieles 9, Orquina 7, Pelayo 6, Raflores 2.Quarters: 20-21, 48-43, 73-58, 96-90. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lyceum lost hold of its 17-point lead, 71-54 in the third quarter as Laurenz Victoria and Leo Gabo willed Mapua to get to as close as six late in the game.Robinson said that it’s something his team needs to work on as the Pirates gear up for tougher foes ahead.“That’s the challenge for us. If we want to stay on top, there’s a lot of responsibilities that come with it. We’re the barometer. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for us that any team can beat us if we let our guards down,” he said.Gabo paced Mapua (1-9) with 21 points and five assists, while Christian Buñag had 18 markers and 14 rebounds in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side CJ Perez paced the Pirates with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino got 19 markers, six boards, and two dimes.MJ Ayaay and Ralph Tansingco both chimed in 10 points apiece in Lyceum’s 10th straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCoach Topex Robinson, though, was dissatisfied with how his side reacted to the Cardinals’ challenge, as the cellar dwellers gave the Pirates everything they could handle.“I guess we didn’t play our usual game. We didn’t honor the game and it almost backfired on us. Credit to coach Atoy (Co) for preparing his team well for us,” the youthful mentor said. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lyceum didn’t look like it missed a beat as it sustained its hot streak to the second round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 96-90 victory over Mapua Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more


Confident of being cleared of spot-fixing charges: Salman Butt


first_imgPakistan’s suspended Test captain and opener Salman Butt says he is confident of having his name cleared in the spot-fixing scandal that shook international cricket.Butt told mediapersons at the National Cricket Academy yesterday that he was looking forward to the appeal hearing being held by the ICC at Doha on October 30 and 31.Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were suspended by the ICC in the first week of September while in England.Their suspensions came after the ‘News of the World’ tabloid broke a story claiming that the agent for the three players, Mazhar Majeed, had on video confessed that he had paid bribes to the trio to do spot-fixing in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s.The trio have appealed against their suspensions and the ICC has now scheduled their hearings in Doha under the supervision of Michael Beloff QC.While the ICC is carrying out its appeal process, the three players continued to be under investigation by the Scotland Yard for alleged spot fixing and conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.The 26-year-old Butt, who has played 33 Tests and 78 ODIs, claimed the allegations had disturbed him and his family.”But I am ready to fight on and I am confident of positive result at the hearing,” he added.”Everything was going well when this happened and it was very disturbing and disappointing. But it has also been big lesson for me,” he said.”It has taught me a lot about how to deal with the people around you and how to be aware of the people around you.It has made me realize to differentiate between friends and foes.”advertisementThe opener, who led Pakistan in the Tests in England including two victories over Australia and England before the spot fixing allegations broke out, said he had not given up and was continuing his daily training and practice sessions at the national academy.”I keep on doing my training and practice for two hours daily. Because I want to remain in touch.”Butt didn’t rule out the possibility of getting a chance to play against South Africa in the UAE next month.”I am working hard and doing my bit. The conditions in Lahore and the UAE are the same so I am preparing hard on playing spin,” he said.Meanwhile, the lawyers for Butt and Aamir confirmed on that they had received the charge sheets and all related material and documents from the ICC for the appeal hearing.”We have got details of the charges against the players but it is strictly confidential and we are not allowed to discuss it publicly,” Butt’s lawyer, Aftab Gul said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more