Narendra ModiThe Gujarat BJP unit is gearing up to celebrate the 64th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will visit the state on September 16 and 17. This is Modi’s first visit to the home state after he was sworn in as the PM in May.Modi, sources said, would celebrate his birthday on September 17 along with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Sources close to the PM said he would visit brother Pankaj’s house in Gandhinagar to seek his mother Hira Ba’s blessings.Every year, Modi meets his mother on his birthday. During his visit to Gujarat, Jinping will ink a pact with the state government to develop 10-sq-km industrial park in Sanand, around 70km from Ahmedabad.Coincidently, the bypoll results of the nine Assembly seats and Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency will be declared on September 16, a day before the PM’s birthday.Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has urged voters and BJP workers to gift Modi by electing the party candidates in all 10 Assembly constituencies. Anticipating victory in all the Assembly segments, the saffron party has planned a grand celebration on September 16.Referring to the visit of Modi and Jinping, Patel said it was fortunate for the state that the two most powerful political leaders of Asia would be together in its soil. “During the Congress rule, chief ministers used to visit Delhi and they were given little importance. Now the time has changed. Not only Indian Prime Minister but even Chinese president is visiting the state,” she said.The upcoming industrial park in Sanand is expected to attract investments worth $1 billion, said sources in state department for industries. Sources said the integrated industrial park would have all facilities ranging from residences, recreational centres, hotels, schools, restaurants, banks and sports complexes.advertisement
UNCOVERED: The 3-step process for Liverpool to make new signingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s three-step approach to making new signings has been revealed.The Times has detailed how different members of Liverpool’s management structure work together to bring in new additions.The three-step policy is as follows:Firstly, a footballer cannot be signed unless he is wanted by the manager.Secondly, the player must also have the blessing of FSG. The owners have the right to say no and stop all plans to sign the player.For example, if manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to bring in an older striker in for £40 million, but FSG did not want to part ways with that kind of cash for a player whose career could soon be over, then the choice would rest with them.Thirdly, the transfer must be in keeping with the latest trends of the transfer market. Spotting opportunities and assessing availability should set guidelines for purchasing and selling. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Gunnarsson: I’ve stayed in touch with Solskjaer; he told me this about Man Utd job…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City attacker Aron Gunnarsson is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for success at Manchester United.Gunnarsson says Solskjaer’s standing as a United legend will give him a much better chance of success than when in charge of Cardiff when he struggled badly amid major turmoil at the club.Cardiff midfielder Gunnarsson said: “He came in with a positive attitude, looking at the game in a different way. He tried to impact his style of football.“Unfortunately it didn’t work but he’s got a good squad at Man United and all the very best to him. It’s a different job.”The fans know him as a legend. He’s given them good times before and it’s for them to re-live that moment again.“I talked to him afterwards, I kept in touch with him after he left.”He said to me it was a dream job for him to come and manage Man United because he was a player there for years and knows the club inside and out and it’s going to life the fans as well having him on the side-line.”All the very best to him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ESPN/SmithFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last month after a series of controversial social media posts – and he’s made it clear that he isn’t exactly impressed with the network’s decision. One of his former coworkers isn’t exactly impressed with Schilling’s take on the whole matter.Stephen A. Smith, who is a lightning rod for controversy himself, took some shots at Schilling on the SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio show. He also challenged him to a debate regarding Schilling’s firing – noting that he’d need ESPN’s permission. Smith repeatedly mentions that Schilling’s unwillingness to listen to his employer is what lost him his job.“You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”“I can’t stand people who worked for ESPN that depart from ESPN clearly harboring whatever bitterness they harbor and try to throw talent under the bus — like talent has something to do with them being gone,” Smith said on SXM. “I have nothing to do with it.”“Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN when I say this to Curt Schilling: …You are gone not because you have conservative views instead of liberal views. Your ass is gone because you did not want to listen,” Smith said on SXM. “ESPN tells me to shut-up, they’re my employer whether I like it or not. If I want to keep my job, I’ve got to shut the hell up.”Smith is clearly playing the company man card, for whatever it’s worth. It’s an interesting take from someone who has gotten himself in trouble with his employer before.Either way, we’d love to see this debate. We doubt it’ll ever come to fruition, however.[NY Daily News]
CSKA Moscow president says no agreement with Chelsea for Aleksandr Golovin, Goal reports.The future of the Russian World Cup star is expected to be sorted out within the next three days with Chelsea believed to be front-runners for his signature.Evgeniy Giner, who is the president of CSKA Moscow has revealed Golovin is close to leaving the club but refuses to confirm the destination of the player.Reports in English media have suggested that Chelsea were closing in on the 22-year-old Russian sensation who performances at the World Cup have led to more interest from Europe’s top clubs.Ligue 1 side Monaco have already submitted a bid for the attacking midfielder but it remains unclear where Golovin will end up.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Giner expects the situation regarding the young star to be clear within the next few days while also stating he might need to leave to fulfil his immense potential.“In order to help Aleksandr we must let him go but we’re yet to find a solution. When we receive an offer we try to negotiate openly,” Giner told Sport 24 of Russia.“We were visited by Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev who made an offer for Golovin.”“There’s no agreement with Chelsea, but I’m sure Golovin’s transition to another club will be sorted soon.”Golovin appeared in all five games for host nation Russia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Eden Hazard admits he faces a difficult decision on whether to renew his Chelsea contract or fulfil his childhood dream of playing for Real MadridAt 27 years old, Hazard has approached the peak period of his playing career and had been strongly linked with a switch to Real in the summer transfer window to replace the Juventus-bound Cristiano Ronaldo.But a move to Los Blancos didn’t materialise with Hazard instead remaining at Chelsea for this season.The Belgian winger has got off to a stunning start under new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri with seven goals and three assists in eight Premier League appearances.However, due to his contract expiring in less than two years time, Hazard must now make the hard decision on where his future lies.“I can talk now. If they come to me, I will talk. Maybe (it is a surprise they haven’t come to me yet),” replied Hazard on the Evening Standard, when asked if he wants to delay any Chelsea contract talks.“I don’t want to say that I am not talking (at all) with the club or the owner. I am talking a lot with them. So we just need to find a good…“I don’t know (what the time frame will be). I am happy and I don’t need anything (to make me stay). It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win but I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.”Heading into the final few minutes here then, we still have that two goal advantage! 👍0-2 [88′] #SOUCHE pic.twitter.com/dvLluVprIXVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 7, 2018Hazard is aware that he may only have one big move left in his playing career at the age of 27 and confessed that Real remain firmly on his mind to this day.Hazard added: “That’s why I spoke after the World Cup and said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup. I am playing good football.“Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.“Sometimes I wake up and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future.“I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time but we will talk about my future soon. I think so.”Hazard also added that he hopes to not depart Chelsea in the same manner as fellow Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who completed a £35m switch to Real and is now widely regarded as a hate figure among the club’s fans.“I don’t want that. I want what’s good for me but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything. I don’t want to say, ‘yes I am signing a new contract’ and then I don’t end up signing. So I will see,” he added.
Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed his delight with his team’s character following their loss to Southampton.The Toffees put the Saints under enormous pressure in the closing minutes of their 2-1 loss but could not find the equalizer.“I said last week [following the win over Bournemouth] how we were strong and showed character and personality,” said Silva, according to the club’s official website.“This afternoon we never gave up again. But, of course, before the goals they scored we should have played differently to achieve a good result.”“We analysed what Southampton did in the past few games [when they] achieved some good results.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But they were better than us in the first half, we spoke at half-time and changed some things and started the second half like we wanted to, to fight and compete in the match like we wanted and we created chances.”“The one from Gylfi was a fantastic save from the goalie. Of course, after that, from one long ball and one second ball they scored a fantastic goal, from out of the box.”“It allowed them to play like they wanted on the counter-attack. But we didn’t perform at our best level to create enough chances to equalise.”“Our players kept trying and fighting to the end and scored the goal to make it 2-1 [but it was too late].