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‘Stones the best because he has the X Factor’

first_imgManchester City ‘Stones has the X Factor’ – Man City defender considered ‘the best’ by Lescott Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 00:17 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Stones Manchester Cit Getty Manchester City Premier League The England international has been hailed for bringing together all of the attributes required to be a top performer in the modern era Manchester City’s John Stones is “the best” because he offers “something extra” to most defenders, says Joleon Lescott.The 23-year-old has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks, with his career path having taken him from Barnsley to the Etihad Stadium and England recognition via Everton and a record-breaking £47.5 million transfer.Man City win to nil v Leicester 11/8 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 He has faced criticism at times for over-playing, with a desire to play out of the back getting him into trouble at times.Stones has, however, continued on his upward curve in 2017-18 as part of an in-form City team and Lescott believes that the talented centre-half now boasts all of the attributes required to sit alongside the likes of team-mate Vincent Kompany and the finest performers on the planet.The ex-City and England defender told the Blues’ official website: “Stones can obviously defend but not everyone is a Vincent Kompany and there aren’t many defenders who will be as good as Vinny in one-on-ones, in the air and so on.“Vinny has his own style – I had a different style when I played alongside him, hence the reason we probably worked so well together.“So, while John isn’t that style of defender, he can defend as well as most and then he has that little bit of something extra.”John Stones Manchester CityLescott, who tasted two Premier League title triumphs along with FA Cup and League success during his time with City, added: “John can do things most defenders can’t – a little feign here and there, maybe a turn to get out of trouble when he needs to – and that’s what is going to set him apart from others – the ability to things others can’t.“He’ll do his job and defend well, but there will be moments when he does something special and you’ll just go ‘ah, that’s why he’s regarded as the best.’“He doesn’t seem to get fazed by anything and always seems calm and he never hides – he’s got everything and he’ll get to wherever he wants to get because we have to remember he’s still only 23.“I’ve been really impressed by him, especially this season where he seems to be going from strength to strength.”Stones has been an ever-present for City in 2017-18, taking in 17 appearances across all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s side have starred in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League.last_img read more

Calcutta HC sets aside arrest warrant against BJPs Mukul Roy

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday set aside an arrest warrant issued against West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case of cheating and extortion. The arrest warrant was issued by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata in a city court on July 29 on a prayer by the Kolkata Police that Roy was allegedly not cooperating with them in an investigation into the recovery of a large amount of unaccounted cash worth Rs 19 lakh from a person in Burrabazar last year. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja On Wednesday, the High Court set aside the warrant after Roy’s counsel Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said that his client has already been quizzed by police at his Delhi residence which makes the allegation of non-cooperation against him baseless. The High Court also directed that the original proceedings related to the alleged recovery of unaccounted cash will continue before the city court. The Burrabazar police station of the city police division had earlier issued a notice under CrPC section 160 to the BJP leader to appear for interrogation as his name was found in the phone of one of the arrested persons in the case. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway However, Roy had refused to appear before the Kolkata Police stating he is a resident of Delhi and moved Delhi High Court challenging the notice. The court had granted Roy protection from coercive action for 10 days but asked him to join the investigation in the case and be available for questioning in Delhi. Following the court order, a team of Kolkata Police interrogated Roy at his Delhi residence on August 2.last_img read more

Inputs on likely terror attack in south India Top commander

first_imgPune: The Army has received inputs that there may be a terror attack in southern part of India, a top Army commander said on Monday. Some abandoned boats have been recovered in the Sir Creek area, Lt Gen S K Saini, GOC-in-C of the Army’s Southern Command, told reporters at an event near Pune. “We have got many inputs that there may be a terrorist attack in southern part of India and the peninsular India,” he said. The Army has undertaken measures for capacity building and capability development in the Sir Creek area, keeping in mind the enhanced threat perception, he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details He was replying to a question related to terror inputs and Pakistan’s enhanced deployment close to the Sir Creek area. “We are taking precautions to ensure that any designs of the inimical elements or terrorists are stalled and they do not get the success which they are wishing,” he said. Lt Gen Saini was speaking on the sidelines of the commencement of Phase II infrastructural development at the Army Law College near Kanhe. Asked about the changing dynamics and threats emanating from a neighboring country, he said any conflict which is in the sub-conventional domain has got both external and internal dimensions. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “In the case of J&K, the external dimension is much more pronounced than the internal dimension. We have a very clear cut policy based on which have been resolving insurgencies. “The government takes a comprehensive view of every conflict and undertakes political, economic, social and diplomatic measures to resolve it. The Army’s role is to create conducive conditions for such initiatives by the government,” he said. The Army is “fully geared” for any contingency which arises in the situation as far as J&K is concerned, he said. Asked about threats issued by political and military leadership of Pakistan recently, he said, “Threats do not change the functioning of the army and we are ready to fight any eventuality.” On the Sir Creek demarcation issue, he said as far as resolution of the dispute is concerned, it is a matter between two governments.last_img read more

Railways announces slew of incentives for freight loading looks to increase loading

first_imgNew Delhi: The railways has deferred its busy season surcharge of 15 per cent on freight and hiked the number of rakes to be provided for the auto sector in a bid to increase freight loading, which is likely to take a hit due to the economic slowdown. The national transporter on Thursday announced that it was suspending its busy season surcharge of 15 per cent, which is levied between October 1 and June 30, for the current season. “Considering the current economic scenario, to give a boost to the industry and freight, the railways has taken measures to facilitate industry, especially in reducing rail transport cost,” Railway Board Member (Traffic) P S Mishra told reporters. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAdditionally, a further waiver of 5 per cent will be given on loading mini rakes or smaller parcel size. For the beleaguered auto sector, which is looking to cut costs, the railways has decided to offer more rakes for the transportation of automobiles. Earlier, it used to provide eight auto rakes, which has now been hiked to 26 and the national transporter has plans to provide as many as 50 rakes to the sector to transport their goods by this year end. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”This is being done on the request of the auto sector,” Mishra said. In fact, the railways is hoping that this would increase its present share of two per cent in loading auto freight to around 8-10 per cent by end of this fiscal, successfully moving part of the sector away from roads to railways. “On the industry’s request, the railways is also working on a special wagon design for transportation of four wheelers as well as two wheeler “as we expect to get more traffic from this sector,” he said. He also said that while the railways has seen a slowdown in freight traffic in some sectors such as coal, with the waiving of surcharges, the volumes might go up. Mishra also said railways has also come out with a scheme for round-trip charging on container traffic under which the haulage charges for 0-100 km slab will be charged for total to and fro movement, instead of charging for 0-50 km slab each way which will come out to be about 35 per cent cheaper per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) for the complete round-trip. “We have not see any negative impact till now. In the first five months of the current fiscal we have loaded more freight that last year… but the growth has not been at the leave we had expected.” In the first five month of the year (April-August), the railways hauled 500 MT on freight, but major chunk of growth usually comes in the second half of the year, Mishra said. In 2018-19, the railways transports 1223 million tonnes of freight, earning revenues of about 1.25 lakh crore. Mishra said he expects to surpass both the volume and revenues numbers this year. However, the growth in revenues is estimated to be in single digit he said.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz Facing Elimination at Caribbean Cup

The Reggae Boyz are facing a possible elimination from the Caribbean Cup as they managed a 0-0 draw against Martinique Monday night at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in St. John’s, Antigua.Jamaica is the defending Caribbean Cup champions, who is attempting to get  to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but with Monday’s draw they have landed their way at the bottom of Group B. Martinique leads the group with four points, French Guiana and Guiana both have three points, while Jamaica only has one point.Martinique appeared to be the more aggressive and organized team in Monday’s night match. Jamaica appeared to be flustered at times in the first half.Martinique managed to score in the 14th minute of play when Jordi Delem delivered a floated ball in, but the goal was nullified when the referee ruled Martinique offside, according to Sean Williams of the Jamaica Observer.Boyz goalkeeper Dwayne Miller was tested two minutes later when Martinique captain Kevin Parsemain attempted a shot from 25 yards, but Miller denied his strike.Demar Phillips attempted to answer the shots put forth by Martinique in the first half with one of his own. Phillips challenged Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa with a 30-yard shot, but was unsuccessful as Olimpa denied him.Both teams entered the half scoreless, but the Boyz came out in the second half with a new sense of urgency. They played in a more cohesive manner compared to the first half, but were still unable to penetrate through the Martinique defense.As the Jamaicans were gaining momentum they took a hit in the 62nd minute when left-back Demar Phillips picked up his second yellow card and was sent off the field.Martinique looked to capitalize with the short-handed Boyz in the 86th minute, when Sebastein Cretinoir aimed a 30-yard shot at substitute goalie Duwayne Kerr. Kerr managed to deny Cretinoir’s shot.The Boyz had a final attempt to steal the game when Darren Mattocks split two defenders, but was unable to get a high percentage shot off from inside the box.Jamaica now needs to win against Cuba Tuesday and hope Martinique defeats French Guiana, so they can squeak their way into the knockout phase. They could also hope that the two teams draw in their match, but Martinique winning would be a more favorable outcome for the Reggae Boyz.If none of those scenarios work out in the favor then they will be eliminated and sent back across the water to regroup for the Caribbean Cup next year. read more

PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend South Caicos woman announces at large interest

first_img Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Premier renews promises, promotes peace in Christmas Message Related Items:progressive national party, rufus ewing, sheba wilson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The Progressive National party headquarters is undergoing a rushed clean-up as the governing party prepares for a weekend of events in its first National Convention in years. During the announcement to inform the nation that the PNP had won the right to have its Progress House returned, Premier and Party Leader, Hon Rufus Ewing talked about the weekend which he said would be devoted also to a Community Clean up at the headquarters. Already, there are whispers of possible contenders for seats in the upcoming General Elections on the PNP ticket and one bold announcement already made by Leeward & Long Bay Hills District PNP Executive, Sheba Wilson. Wilson, who is Human Resources, Assistant Director at Grace Bay Club told radio listeners that she will offer as an at large candidate even though she has not yet formally, in writing expressed her interest to Party Leader Ewing. NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

CWC 2018 River is rich in football

first_imgKnow as The Millionaires, Argentinean team River Plate is participating for the second time in the FIFA Club World CupRiver Plate beat Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores Final after two very controversial weeks.But know the Argentinean side will represent CONMEBOL in the FIFA Club World Cup that starts tomorrow.Known as The Millionaires, this team is based in the capital city of Buenos Aires in Argentina.The club was founded in 1901 and is celebrating its 117th anniversary.With 66 official championships, River Plate is one of the biggest clubs in Argentina having won the local tournament 36 times.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).They have only won the Copa Libertadores in four occasions.This is their second time they play in the FIFA Club World Cup. In 2015 they lost the title to Barcelona after a 3-0 defeat.They will have to wait in the Semifinals, on December 18th, for the winner of the matches between Al Ain, Team Wellington, and Espérance de Tunis.#CWC18: Get to know @CARPoficial – Know as The Millionaires, Argentinean team River Plate is participating for the second time in the @ClubWorldCups. pic.twitter.com/AmxG6vaLjW— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 11, 2018last_img read more

Health officials confirm first flu death of this years flu season

first_imgHealth officials confirm first flu death of this year’s flu season August 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 21, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Health officials today confirmed the first influenza- related death of the 2019/2020 flu season in San Diego County.The county’s Health and Human Services Agency reported that a 74-year-old Chula Vista man died Aug. 15 due to complications from Influenza B. The man, whose name was withheld, also had additional medical issues, according to county health officials.The county tracks flu activity year-round during each flu season, which corresponds with the county’s fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. Health officials didn’t confirm the first flu death in each of the last two flu seasons until October.“Influenza deaths can occur at any time since influenza circulates throughout the year,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county’s interim deputy public health officer. “The elderly, pregnant women and those with underlyingmedical conditions are at higher risk of developing complications from influenza.”Since July 1, health officials have confirmed 106 flu cases throughout the county. At this time in the last two flu seasons, officials had confirmed just 26 cases in 2018 and 114 in 2017. The 2017/2018 flu season resulted in 342 flu-related deaths, the most since the county began tracking flu data nearly 20 years ago.The season’s flu vaccine will not be widely available around the county until September, according to local officials. Certain local pharmacies and health clinics may have the vaccine before then, however. Residents can check if the vaccine is available near them by searching their ZIP code at cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/flu-finder-widget.html.County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially in demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications.Residents can take precaution against contracting the virus by frequently washing their hands, cleaning commonly touched surfaces and avoiding contact with sick people.“It’s important to practice good hand hygiene and stay home if you are sick to avoid infecting others,” Sidelinger said. “People should cover their mouth when causing and sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.” KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Get The Sims 4 free

first_img Tags Share your voice Comment Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Play God, after a fashion, in The Sims 4, which is free through May 28. CNET If you’ve never played The Sims in any of its incarnations, or you played it years ago but then got busy living your actual life, here’s good news: The Sims 4 Standard Edition is free for a limited time.See it at OriginAvailable for PC and Mac, the game requires an Origin account (also free) and the eponymous client software. (The latter is basically EA’s version of Steam.) Once you claim it, it’s yours to keep, even after the promotion ends.The Sims 4 normally sells for $39.99, and that’s the price you’d currently pay at Amazon.CNET hasn’t reviewed the game, and I haven’t played it since version 1, but you can read GameSpot’s The Sims 4 review if you want an overview. Verdict: Not the best iteration of the game, perhaps, though certainly still fun at its core. And for free, what’s not to like?Read more: Great games for your non-gaming laptop The Cheapskate CNET Apps Todaycenter_img CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Some of the best games of 2018 1:18 1 Video Gameslast_img read more

2020 Subaru Legacy Chevy Corvette rumors and more Roadshows week in review

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe 2020 Subaru Legacy packs turbo power and great infotainment tech. Michael Shaffer/Subaru Welcome to Roadshow’s week in review, where we take a look back at this week’s biggest stories as we head into a long Labor Day weekend. This week started with first drives of several updated Volvos and the brand-new 2020 Subaru Legacy, and stayed interesting with a bunch of Corvette rumors, some recall news and more.Here’s a recap of our most important stories from Aug. 25-31, 2019.Top reviews 2018 Volvo XC60 T8: More hustle from a hybrid 37 Photos 2020 Subaru LegacyThe new Subaru Legacy might not be the prettiest midsize sedan you can buy today, but with a huge list of features and onboard technology, it’s a seriously competitive offering. For 2020, it even packs turbocharged power.Click here to read our full 2020 Subaru Legacy first drive. 28 Photos 5 things you need to know about the BMW M340iBMW’s new 3 Series is even more charming in its hotter M340i guise. In this video, reviews editor Jon Wong goes over what’s most important about this sport sedan. More about 2019 Chevy Malibu 2020 Volvo XC90 is a slicker, safer Swedish SUV Comment 5 things you need to know about the 2020 BMW M340i The top 5 cars from the Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceRevisit the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours with our Carfection team as they point out some of the highlights of this year’s show. Tags Top newsThe cars that won’t live to see 2020: When we change our calendars at the end of this year, prepare to say goodbye to these vehicles.A 434-horsepower Porsche Macan: Say hello to the 2020 Macan Turbo.Corvette going hybrid: An electrified, mid-engine Corvette could have as much as 850 horsepower.New AMGs: Mercedes pulled the wraps off the new GLB35 and GLE53 Coupe this week.Quick Corvette: Rumors suggest the new C8 Corvette could run the quarter mile in as little as 11 seconds.Farewell, Jessi Combs: Car culture lost a good one this week with the death of the fastest woman on four wheels. Top videos Roadshow 36 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: Driving the VW ID Buggy conceptReviews editor Emme Hall gets behind the wheel of Volkswagen’s electric dune buggy concept to see what it’s all about. 1 2019 Chevy Malibu packs a darker look with new RS package 2019 Chevrolet MalibuOn the other side of the midsize sedan class, we have the 2019 Chevy Malibu which is… not very competitive. Still, there are a few reasons to like Chevy’s midsizer, as associate editor Andrew Krok explains.Click here to read our full 2019 Chevy Malibu review.center_img Top 5 Cars at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 9:31 2019 Subaru Ascent review 2020 BMW M340i: A hotter, but not hottest 3 Series sedan Share your voice Preview • 2019 Chevy Malibu: No better, no worse 2:44 2020 Subaru Legacy is tech-rich and turbocharged Now playing: Watch this: 52 Photos More From Roadshow 27 Photos Review • 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss Chevrolet Mercedes-AMG’s GLB35 is small, boxy and fast We drive the VW ID Buggy concept 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only better 2:38 2020 Volvo XC90The XC90 SUV launched the new direction of Volvo several years ago, and it’s still one of our top picks in the three-row luxury SUV space. It doesn’t look all that different heading into 2020, but there are a few meaningful updates that make it easier to live with every day.Click here to read our full 2020 Volvo XC90 first drive. Chevrolet Rumors Subaru Volvolast_img read more