Neymar forced off in Brazil friendly with groin injury

first_imgNeymar was forced off just minutes into Tuesday’s friendly match with Cameroon due to an apparent thigh injury.The Paris Saint-Germain star was captaining the Selecao in the clash at Stadium MK, but pulled up injured while playing a cross in the game’s early moments.Neymar’s day lasted just eight minutes, as he was removed from the match with Everton star Richarlison taking to the field in his place while Marquinhos assumed captain’s duties.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Neymar was treated by Brazil’s physio team in the dressing room for a groin injury, although the severity of the injury is not yet known. “He felt a discomfort on the right side of his groin region,” Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told  Globo after the match . ” He complained and underwent an early assessment, but he already began his treatment. It doesn’t seem serious at first, but we should wait and see how he develops.”The winger was playing his second match in four days after taking in 90 minutes and scoring the lone goal from the penalty spot in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Uruguay.Manger Tite had recently praised the his adjustment to the captaincy, saying that he has grown into a calming presence within the Selecao side.Brazil are in England for the pair of friendlies, having played Uruguay at the Emirates Stadium before taking on Cameroon at Stadium MK in the team’s final two matches of 2018.Neymar’s injury could prove a major blow for PSG, who are currently in a tight situation in Champions League play.PSG face Liverpool in the Champions League next week following a Ligue 1 return against Toulouse on Saturday.The French powerhouse currently sits third in their Champions League pool with matches against the Reds and Red Star Belgrade remaining to close the group stage.PSG have amassed five points from four games with both Liverpool and Napoli currently on six.Neymar has started 16 matches in all competitions for PSG this season, scoring 10 league goals while providing five assists.The Brazilian trails only Kylian Mbappe on the team’s goalscoring charts as the Frenchman has scored 11 times this campaign.last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: I want Sarri’s Chelsea in Europa League final

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Napoli coach Ancelotti: I want Sarri’s Chelsea in Europa League finalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to meet Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in this season’s final of the Europa League.Sarri left Napoli to be replaced by Ancelotti last summer.And the latter says: “I will be judged on the results of the team, but I think Napoli is doing a very good job. We did not qualify for the Champions League, but we knew from the start that it would be very difficult. “Napoli was up against two of the best teams in Europe. I would like to reach the final. It would be even better to be able to play against the Chelsea of Sarri. I think even Sarri would be happy to face Napoli. “Napoli versus Chelsea in the final of the Europa League, it would be magnificent. For me, it would be special to play Chelsea, one of my former clubs.” last_img read more

a month agoArsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmiliano Martinez was delighted to keep a clean sheet in Arsenal’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.The Gunners kickstarted their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Martinez said after the game: “We said before the game that we had to stick together. We worked to make sure we kept the clean sheet. “The back four were talking all the time and saying, ‘Clean sheet, clean sheet’, even when we scored the first goal. We need to build on that, keep more clean sheets and we know that we can create loads of chances with Pepe, Auba, Bukayo and Martinelli. “They’re really good going forward so we have to stick together to keep more clean sheets.” last_img read more

Pepsi North America Cup Amps Up Star Power with K Trevor Wilson

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold of Buck Twenty will treat the crowd to a rousing live concert. The singer/songwriter duo from Harrow, Ontario, are best known for their single, “Here’s To The Nights,” which received prolific play on Canadian Country Radio. The 2017 CMAO Rising Star Award Nominees take pride in the musical presentation of their live show and most definitely aren’t afraid to bring a surplus of feel good energy to the stage.Guests can enjoy refreshments in the event’s Beer Garden or the exclusive Corona Deck viewing area, as well as samplings of Pepsi Pure Leaf and Colio on site. Contesting, carnival games and driver autograph signings will round out the evening, providing fun for the whole family.This year’s Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacers will be the 35th edition of Canada’s richest harness race. It will also be the 12th edition held at the newly renamed Woodbine Mohawk Park.Now the permanent home of Canada’s finest standardbreds and year-round harness racing, the picturesque racetrack in the heart of Campbellville has recently undergone a series of renovations and upgrades. Woodbine Entertainment’s commitment to World Class Horse Racing and providing customers with first-class experiences will be front and centre when the track unveils its new improvements.Post time for the Pepsi North America Cup race card is 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5 pm with the action concluding around 11:30 pm. The event day box office will be open from 4 pm until 10:30 pm and is located at the main entrance.Website: THE MILTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONTransforming Giving. Transforming Care. It may surprise you to know that government funding does not support equipment purchases. That means 100% of essential medical equipment required for Milton District Hospital must be funded through donations from our community. The Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) is proud to work with the community of Milton to support Milton District Hospital. MDHF raises funds to help purchase essential medical equipment and technology, and improve the facilities through annual fundraising initiatives, community events and a combination of various other programs. Together, we are transforming healthcare in Milton now, and for generations to come. Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO, April 2, 2018 – The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup returns bigger than ever this year to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park. The signature race of the 2018 standardbred season will take place Saturday, June 16, with K. Trevor Wilson and Dylan Playfair from Letterkenny and live music from country duo Buck Twenty.center_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advance tickets are now available at General admission tickets are $10 for guests aged 18+ and guests under 17 receive free admission. Tickets purchased on site at Woodbine Mohawk Park on opening weekend (April 12) will receive 25% off. The Milton District Hospital Foundation will be the official charity partner for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup, with a percentage of all ticket sales going towards the Foundation.Hosts K. Trevor Wilson and Dylan Playfair from acclaimed Comedy Network series, Letterkenny, will guide guests through the thrilling evening of live racing and are sure to provide some comic relief along the way. Their popular show won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series and has amassed fans across the country.last_img read more

Comcast has extended its deadline for Sky sharehol

first_imgComcast has extended its deadline for Sky shareholders to accept its £14.75 (€16.50) a share offer for the pay TV operator after receiving acceptances from fewer than 1% of holders of ordinary shares.Comcast has now extended the closing date for acceptances until September 12.Comcast said shareholders who had not yet accepted the deadline should do so as soon as possible.The US cable and media giant had received acceptances for shareholders representing only 3,843,977 shares by the deadline of 13:00 UK time yesterday, meaning that it has secured acceptances representing only about 0.21% of ordinary shares.Sky shareholders are likely to await the next move from Comcast’s rival for Sky, 21st Century Fox, which holds a 39% stake in the company, before making any further move.Comcast’s move comes two weeks after Fox posted its £14 a share offer for the 61% of Sky it does not already own to shareholders without topping the US company’s superior offer.As a result of its battle with Comcast for control of the company, Fox now intends to implement its acquisition via a straightforward public takeover rather than a scheme of arrangement with Sky, as was previously the case.Under UK rules, the pair have until September 22 to submit final bids for the company. As a result of Fox’s ongoing sale of its entertainment assets to Disney, the latter’s consent is required for any increase in Fox’s bid for Sky. Disney is also obliged to make the same bid for the shares in the pay TV operator that Fox does not already control if the Disney-Fox deal is completed without Fox acquiring the balance of Sky’s shares.last_img read more

Amazon takes on pharmacy sector with new acquisition Update

first_img Amazon set its sights on the pharmacy market Thursday with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption by the US online colossus. Amazon had long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business ‘Hacking medicine’PillPack was launched by two members of the “hacking medicine” initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and helps people manage multiple medications with a software platform that offers reminders, dose-specific packaging and delivery. Citation: Amazon takes on pharmacy sector with new acquisition (Update) (2018, June 28) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Amazon has long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and the entry by a powerful new player could unsettle a business dominated by large American chains including CVS and Walgreens.Terms were not disclosed on the deal for PillPack, an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 US states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. Some media reports said Amazon paid $1 billion and outbid rival retail giant Walmart.”PillPack’s visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology,” said Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, in a statement.”We want to help them continue making it easy for people to save time, simplify their lives, and feel healthier.”CVS shares slid 6.1 percent in closing trading on the news, while Walgreens Boots Alliance slumped 9.9 percent.Neil Saunders of the research firm GlobalData Retail called the Amazon acquisition “a warning shot” for the pharmacy sector.”Not only has Amazon finally made a solid move into pharmacy, it has done so via an innovative supplier which helps patients manage and organize their prescription drugs,” Saunders said in a research note.He added this “is only the first play in an increasingly aggressive strategy” by Amazon in the sector.”This is incredibly bad news for traditional players, like Walgreens and CVS, who stand to lose the most from Amazon’s determination to grow its share,” Saunders said.Saunders added that “Amazon’s entry into any market will put downward pressure on prices and upward pressure on costs as others try to match its service,” and that CVS and Walgreens could be vulnerable.Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina told a conference call on its quarterly results Thursday that “we are not particularly worried” about Amazon but added that “we know that we have to change the level of our services to the customers and we are working quite hard on that.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Amazon threatens to disrupt the prescription drug delivery business, analysts say © 2018 AFP The Boston-based company has said it has raised $118 million from investors and venture funds since its launch in 2013.”Together with Amazon, we are eager to continue working with partners across the healthcare industry to help people throughout the US who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience,” PillPack co-founder and CEO TJ Parker said in a statement.Amazon and PillPack said they expected to close the deal by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval.Seattle-based Amazon, which began two decades ago as an online bookseller, has mushroomed into one of the world’s largest companies.It has retail operations across the globe, a large cloud computing business, a video service that competes with Netflix and a hardware division that makes devices powered by its digital assistant Alexa, which is available to makers of appliances, cars and other products.Last year, Amazon closed a deal to acquire the Whole Foods grocery chain and has begun offering discounts to consumers who are members of its Prime subscription service.Separately Thursday, Amazon announced plans to expand its own delivery fleet to reduce its dependence on services like Fedex and the US Postal Service.Amazon said it has committed $1 million to a fund to help individuals and entrepreneurs set up a contractual delivery service with Amazon.”Individual owners can build their business knowing they will have delivery volume from Amazon, access to the company’s sophisticated delivery technology, hands-on training, and discounts on a suite of assets and services, including vehicle leases and comprehensive insurance,” an Amazon statement said.”Over time, Amazon will empower hundreds of new, small business owners to hire tens of thousands of delivery drivers across the US.” Amazon began two decades ago as an online bookseller but has mushroomed into one of the world’s largest companies whose assets also include groceries and a hardware divisionlast_img read more

Vajpayee to be accorded state funeral 7day mourning declared

first_img COMMENT Published on Govt declares half-day holiday to all central government offices, central PSUs across the country A seven-day state mourning was announced by the government as a mark of respect to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away today.In a circular, the Home Ministry said the national flag would fly at half-mast from today for seven days across India and a state funeral would be accorded to Vajpayee.The government also said the state funeral of Vajpayee will be held at Delhi’s Smriti Sthal tomorrow and declared a half-day holiday in all central government offices, central public sector undertakings across the country and the Delhi government offices of NCT of Delhi. “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, it has been decided that seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from August 16-22, both days inclusive. “During this period, the national flag will be flown at half mast throughout India where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of the state mourning,” the Home Ministry said.The national flag would also fly half mast tomorrow in all Indian missions abroad.The 93-year-old leader passed away at AIIMS here following prolonged illness. SHARE SHARE EMAIL celebrity death August 16, 2018 COMMENTS politics SHARE Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressing the nation for the first time after assuming office in New Delhi on May 19, 1996.   –  PTIlast_img read more

AIADMK keeps western belt seats for itself

first_imgPublished on COMMENT The AIADMK-led alliance on Sunday released the list of Lok Sabha constituencies that various parties in the alliance will contest from. The State goes to polls on April 18.While the AIAMDK will contest in 20 constituencies, the PMK will contest in seven, the BJP in five and the DMDK in four. The Tamil Maanila Congress, Puthia Tamizagam, Puthia Needhi Katchi and NR Congress, which are part of the AIADMK alliance, will contest in one seat each. Going by the list, only eight constituencies will see a direct fight between the AIADMK and its arch rival DMK. AIADMK coordinator O Paneersevelvam released the constituency list in the presence of Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami and BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan.The AIADMK will contest in: Salem, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Pollachi, Arni, Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram (Reserved), Perambalur, Theni, Madurai, the Nilgiris, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Myladuthurai, Tiruvallur, Kanchiupuram and Chennai (South). The PMK will contest in Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Arakonam, Cuddalore, Chennai (Central), Dindigul and Sriperumpudur.The BJP will contest in Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi.The DMDK has been allotted Kallakuruchi, Tiruchirapalli, Chennai (North) and Virudunagar.The Tamil Maanila Congress will fight in Thanjavur; Puthiaa Tamizagam in Tenkasi; Puthia Needhi Katchi in Vellore; and the NR Congress in the lone Puducherry constituency.Speaking to newspersons, Paneerselvam said the party is holding an interview for the 18 Assembly constituencies, and that the list of candidates will be released after that.Dhinakaran’s listMeanwhile, TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam announced the first list of candidates for 24 Lok Sabha seats, and for nine Assembly seats.The party’s prominent contestants include Sarubala Thondaiman from Tiruchirapalli and David Annadurai from Madurai. P Vetrivel will contest from the Perumbavoor Assembly seat, says a party statement. March 17, 2019 SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img elections COMMENTS parties and movements Tamil Nadulast_img read more

Lifethreatening Tropical Storm Barry grinds towards Louisiana

first_img Golf 26 Apr 2019 Golf – Stallings and Mullinax take early lead in rainy New Orleans Golf 27 Apr 2019 Golf – Malnati and Hurley take second round clubhouse lead in New Orleans Related News U.S. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana, and the region’s oil production was scaled back by nearly 60 percent as energy companies evacuated offshore drilling facilities. A performance scheduled for Sunday by the Rolling Stones at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which served as an emergency shelter during the Hurricane Katrina flood catastrophe of 2005, was postponed until Monday.The impending storm was widely seen as a key test of the fortified flood defences put in place following Katrina, which inundated much of the city and killed some 1,800 people. Barry is expected to cross the coastline southwest of New Orleans on Saturday morning. It is forecast to reach Category-1 hurricane strength by then, with winds of at least 74 mph (119 kph), the National Weather Service said.GRAPHIC – New Orleans and its levees: AND LIFE-THREATENINGThe storm’s flood potential, rather than its high winds, posed the greatest danger to the low-lying metropolitan landscape of New Orleans, a city virtually surrounded on all sides by rising waters.”Tropical Storm Barry is a dangerous and life-threatening storm,” Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Schott said at a news conference. “Major to … record flooding will be possible.” Authorities were keeping a particularly watchful eye on the levee system built to contain the lower Mississippi River, which winds through the heart of New Orleans and was already well above flood stage from months of heavy upstream rainfall over the Midwest.A coastal storm surge into the mouth of the Mississippi is expected to push its crest to 19 feet (5.79 m) in New Orleans on Saturday, the highest level since 1950 and dangerously close to the top of the city’s levees. The brunt of Barry was expected to skirt the western edge of New Orleans, avoiding a direct hit. But Mayor LaToya Cantrell said 48 hours of heavy downpours could overwhelm pumps designed to purge streets and storm drains of excess water.”There is no system in the world that can handle that amount of rainfall in such a short period,” Cantrell said on Twitter.New Orleans was already saturated after thunderstorms drenched the city with a foot of rain on Wednesday.”If it’s worse than the other day, it’d be the worst week since Katrina,” said musician Robert Harris, 61, polishing his trombone while sitting in a folding chair on a sidewalk.FLOODGATES AND LEVEESWhile street flooding seemed probable, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers insisted that significant breaching of the 20-foot-tall levees in New Orleans was unlikely. All levee floodgates were being closed, along with a giant surge barrier erected after Katrina.The chance of overtopping levees seemed greater farther downstream, where the levee walls are lower. The level of Lake Pontchartrain, an estuary on the city’s northern flank, rose by 3 feet on Friday, triggering the closure of a flood gate on a canal that breached during Katrina, said Derrick Boese, chief administrator for the local flood control agency. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for areas of Plaquemines Parish beyond the levees southeast of the city and for low-lying communities in Jefferson Parish, to the southwest.New Orleans residents planning to ride out the storm flocked to supermarkets for bottled water, ice, snacks and beer, thronging grocery stores in such numbers that some ran out of shopping carts. Throughout the city, motorists left cars parked on the raised median strips of roadways hoping the extra elevation would protect them from flood damage.City residents were asked to remain indoors after 8 p.m. on Friday.Larry Gumpert, the 74-year-old owner of a pest-control company, said he planned to hunker down at home, cooking and catching up on household chores.”If all the predictions come true, we’re going to see major street flooding,” Gumpert said. “The Army Corps has spent time, money and energy trying to fortify the city. This is a good test of what they have accomplished since Katrina. We’ll see.” (Reporting by Collin Eaton and Kathy Finn; Additional reporting by Gabriella Borter in New York and Rich McKay in Atlanta; Writing by Scott Malone and Steve Gorman; Editing by David Gregorio, Cynthia Osterman and Daniel Wallis) Related Newscenter_img Golf 28 Apr 2019 Rahm, Palmer shoot 65 for halfway lead in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.Barry’s maximum sustained winds were clocked at 65 miles per hour (100 kph) as it churned through the northern Gulf of Mexico towards Louisiana. Meteorologists warned that torrential rains – as much as 2 feet (60 cm) in some places – are likely to unleash severe flooding.While New Orleans authorities refrained from ordering evacuations and advised residents to shelter in place instead, tourism officials reported an exodus of hotel guests checking out early on Friday. Some airlines, including British Airways, have cancelled outbound flights from the city through Saturday.Mandatory evacuations were imposed in flood-prone coastal areas of two neighbouring parishes south of the city. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more