Manchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leicester City Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Guardiola Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening Manchester City host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways following their draw at Burnley last weekend.City players and staff were given three days off away from football after the game at Turf Moor and they reported back for training on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola sees that short break as very important ahead of a run of especially important fixtures, although of course it was not long enough for some of his longer-term injuries to recover. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player MAN CITY INJURIES Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy will be out for several more weeks yet, while Fabian Delph is thought to be nearing a return, though his exact status is unknown.Leroy Sane was pictured with the main group as they trained on Thursday, and there has been some suggestion this week that the German could be back sooner than the initial six-to-seven-week timeframe.John Stones missed the game at Burnley as he was not fully fit, but he is in contention to face Leicester.David Silva also missed the Burnley clash and Guardiola suggested on Friday that he will be fit enough to return this weekend.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Guardiola’s three main selection decisions will concern at left-back, centre-back and central midfield. Should David Silva not be fit enough, Ilkay Gundogan is most likely to replace him. At centre-back it could be a toss-up between Stones and recent arrival Aymeric Laporte, with Nicolas Otamendi likely to take the other spot.And at left-back Guardiola will have to decide whether to go for Oleksandr Zinchenko or Danilo. Zinchenko has been selected to play the games in which City are expected to do most of the attacking, while Danilo has come in for games where more defending is required, so it will be interesting to see who is selected to deal with Leicester, who are especially dangerous on the counter-attack.Guardiola does not have too many other options at present, so further rotations ahead of games against Basel, Arsenal (twice), and Chelsea are hard to imagine.LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS Riyad Mahrez could make his return for Leicester after going on strike over the Foxes’ refusal to sell him to Manchester City in January.The winger has not trained for more than 10 days but while Claude Puel confirmed that he will not feature at the Etihad Stadium, it has been widely reported that he reported for duty on Friday and wants to play.Leicester will be waiting to see if Ben Chilwell can return after missing last weekend’s game with Swansea City, while Wes Morgan is building towards full fitness. The Foxes have not won in their last two games, losing to Everton on January 31 and drawing with Swansea.OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City have lost 67 per cent of their home Premier League matches against Leicester (4 out of 6), their highest percentage of home defeats against any club in the Premier League. Leicester City haven’t lost three consecutive league matches against Man City since August 1961. The Citizens have scored at least three goals in each of their last five Premier League home games; the most they’ve done is six (December 2013), while the record in the division is seven games, by Manchester United in March 2010. Leicester City haven’t collected a single point in any of their last nine Premier League matches against sides starting that day top of the league, losing all nine by an aggregate score of 3-20. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 25 home Premier League games (W20 D5); it’s the 14th such run of 25+ games in Premier League history, and the longest since Chelsea’s run of 26 that ended in April 2014. After a seven-game unbeaten run on the road (W3 D4), the Foxes have picked up just one point from their last 12 available away in the Premier League (W0 D1 L3).TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET) on Saturday, February 10 and the game will be shown live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom It will be shown on NBC and Universo in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
While in Chad, Pau Gasol spent three days in the capital, N’Djamena, and three days in Kanem, where he saw UNICEF projects in Mao and Miouh, a small village where a feeding center has been opened, a water well has been installed, schools are supported by training teachers and supplies are distributed. In addition, hygiene habits are being promoted while providing supplies and practical information to prevent diseases such as cholera.“It is very important to reach places like Miouh, where families have problems that could not be addressed without the support of organizations like UNICEF,” said Pau.As an example of the scope of support, he referred to one of the girls he has met on this trip, Fatime, who was treated for malnutrition at a treatment center in Mao. “She lives 60 kilometers away from the center, in a village in the middle of the sand, without roads, but thanks to a network supported by UNICEF and other organizations, is now recovering. Stories like this are repeated. “ In Mao, Pau also visited a UNICEF program aimed to promote hygiene habits among children. He refereed a football game and made sure that the children washed their hands after finishing, since this practice prevents deadly diseases. In the same school, he shared a few hours with children attending ‘resit’ courses for pupils who have failed to complete the course due to the nutritional crisis.Besides FAO and WFP, he also visited a wadi, an oasis-like area in which the implementation of a simple system of irrigation and seed distribution contributes to the survival of thousands of families.In N’Djamena, Pau Gasol met with ministers of the Government of Chad to share the idea that sport is “an exceptional tool for the promotion of values, for the development of children and to contribute to the development of their countries.”While attending an event organized by UNICEF, the Government of Chad and the basketball federation and league, Pau delivered this message and joined several youth teams matches.Source:UNICEF Pau Gasol, Silver Medalist at the 2012 Olympics, two-time NBA champion and a UNICEF Spain Ambassador since 2003, recently visited several areas in the Kanem region in Chad, where thousands of families are affected by the nutritional crisis in the Sahel.After seeing firsthand the work of UNICEF with 71 partners and affected communities, Pau ended his trip to Chad noting that “thanks to everyone’s help many lives are being saved, only in Chad half of the children affected have been treated for malnutrition, but we must not forget that in the whole Sahel region there’s still hundreds of thousands of children who need this treatment, we have to keep the work and momentum going.”UNICEF has reached more than 335,000 children with nutritional treatment in the Sahel region so far this year. The goal is to reach 700,000 in the coming months to address the consequences of this crisis affecting 18 million people in nine countries in this African region.The crisis has its causes in extreme poverty, drought, rising food prices and conflicts.
Close (Representational Image)Creative CommonsIn a shocking incident, an army major in Bengaluru had allegedly raped his colleague in his car on the Old Airport Road in East Bengaluru. The incident occurred on February 4, 2019, and a case was registered against the army major two days later.The victim said that she had attended a senior colleague’s party on the night of February 4 and had returned home late at night. The accused, Major Choudhary, had gone to her house later and asked her out for a drive. The victim agreed since she was hungry and thought they could grab a bite to eat.According to a report by the Times of India, the accused then took the victim to an isolated location and they both consumed alcohol in the car. The victim, in her complaint, said that Major Choudhary then began to behave in an inappropriate manner with her.The major then started to touch her in an improper manner which made her uncomfortable. She asked him to take her back home and he started the car and began to drive. However, he stopped the car, pushed the victim to the backseat and went on to rape her. “He pushed me forcefully on to the back seat of the car and raped me before dropping me at my residence,” the victim said in her complaint.The woman was in shock for a few days. She mustered up courage and told her family members and her senior officials. She proceeded to give an oral complaint to them and as admitted at the Command Hospital for medical treatment.On February 15, the woman went to the Viveknagar police station to file an FIR since it was required for the court. A case was lodged against Major Choudhury under Sections 376 (rape) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Major Choudhury was then arrested but let go on interim bail.The case was then transferred to the Ulsoor police after the Viveknagar police identified the crime scene and saw it was not in their jurisdiction. “We’re investigating the case and will take legal action against the accused,” Rahulkumar Shahapurwad, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (east division) was quoted as saying by TOI. Therapeutic Applications Of Recreational Drugs On The Rise IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/3:15Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid. Photo: UNBEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday said departmental action will be taken against his detained personal officer (PO) Motaleb Hossain and another education ministry staff Nasir Uddin, if they are found guilty, reports UNB.Talking to UNB at the secretariat Nahid said, “If the duo is found guilty of corruption, the ministry and the department will take stern action against them. None will be spared in the case of corruption. I’m very strict in this regard.”The ministry will render all kind of assistance to the law enforcers for their investigation, he added.Earlier on Sunday night, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested the missing Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin, PO of Nurul Islam Nahid, Motaleb Hossain and the education ministry staff Nasir Uddin from different areas of the city.Earlier, Motaleb had reportedly gone missing from the capital on Saturday.Motaleb’s brother filed a general diary with Hazaribagh police station in this regard.Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin also reportedly went missing on Saturday.Nasir Uddin, an upper division clerk of education ministry, reportedly went missing from the city on Thursday afternoon.Nayem Ahmed Julhas, brother-in-law of the victim, filed a general diary (GD) with Banani police station in this connection.
Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Photo: ReutersFour of the injured passengers of crashed US-Bangla Airlines plane are being brought back home from Kathmandu soon, reports UNB.Shahreen Ahmed is expected to be the first who is scheduled to land in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.”I’m going back to Dhaka for continuing my treatment. There is no point to get stuck here on foreign land,” Shahreen told reporters from the hospital bed in Kathmandu just before her departure.She said her brother will accompany her in the Biman flight which is scheduled to land in Dhaka at 3:15pm.Responding to a question, Shahreen who sustained burn injuries said, “Almighty Allah saved me. Rescuers pulled me out from the aircraft.”Besides, two other injured — Eakub Ali and Emrana Kabir Hashi — will be taken to India soon, according to external publicity wing of foreign affairs ministry on Thursday.Severely injured Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna and Almun Nahar Annie, will be brought to Bangladesh by their relatives.In this regard, no objection certificates (NOCs) have already been issued for them, it added.Moreover, three severely burnt injured were taking treatment at Kathmandu Medical College.Earlier on Wednesday, Rezwanul Haque, a severely burnt passenger of crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight, was sent to Singapore for better treatment.At least 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on Monday.
Khaleda Zia and Mirza FakhrulBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir could not visit jailed party chairperson Khaleda Zia as she was ill.Shairul Kabir Khan, an officer of the BNP chair’s press wing, said this on Thursday quoting Fakhrul.Fakhrul was supposed to meet the former prime minister at 3:00pm, Shairul added.On Wednesday, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission said the BNP chair could not be produced before the court in Zia Charitable Trust for unavoidable reasons. A Comilla court then served a show cause notice on the Dhaka jail authorities regarding Khaleda’s failure to appear before the court.On 8 February last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the BNP chief and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the case. She was then sent to the abandoned central jail on Nazimuddin Road in the capital.
Germany said Tuesday it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that while their parents are foreigners, they were both born in the country.This is the first time in Germany’s history that such a decision has been taken, said a spokesman for the region’s interior ministry, quoted by the German news agency DPA.The country, like many European states, has historically subscribed to the idea of “jus sanguinis”-citizenship is determined by the nationalities of one or both parents and not by one’s place of birth.The decision also seems to be a first step in the country’s hardening anti-terrorism efforts, three months after a Tunisian national hijacked a truck and rammed it into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.The two men, a 22-year-old of Nigerian origin and a 27-year-old of Algerian descent, were arrested in a police raid on February 9 in the central city of Gottingen, the region’s interior minister Boris Pistorius said.He confirmed that the federal administration court approved the deportation order after a petition by his ministry.The men, classified as “dangerous” by police, were known to authorities through their affiliation with Salafists.In a series of raids, police found an Islamic State (IS) flag and seized a gun in Gottingen where both men lived with their families.However, police could not determine whether the suspects intended to use the firearm in a possible terror plot. Investigators then declined to pursue criminal proceedings.The men will likely be deported quickly and will be barred from Germany indefinitely, DPA reported.Germany has remained on high alert since the December 19 attack by Anis Amri in Berlin that also injured 56 people.Four days after the attack, Amri, 24, was shot dead by Italian police after travelling through several European countries before heading to Milan.The rampage in Berlin was claimed by the Islamic State group, which released a video in which Amri is shown pledging allegiance to IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Germany had rejected Amri’s asylum application half a year earlier, but he could not be expelled because of Tunisian bureaucratic delays.That led German Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge North African states to step up border controls and expedite procedures to repatriate migrants whose asylum applications are rejected.
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