‘Stable’ Chelsea face quiet summer – Jose

first_imgSee also:Mourinho bides time on Bamford dealCosta likely to return against West BromJose ‘optimistic’ Cech will stay at Chelsea Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the club’s summer transfer business will be kept to a minimum even if other clubs spend big.Last summer saw the Blues boss bring in midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Diego Costa – two of the highest-profile signings of the close season.Both played key roles in helping Chelsea win the Premier League title, Costa scoring 19 goals so far and Fabregas contributing with 18 assists.AdChoices广告But Mourinho says they will not be changing their transfer plans even if their title rivals make “10 signings”.“We are in a good situation,” Mourinho explained. “We have good stability in our squad and don’t need dramatic changes.“We know what we want and it’s not much. I like my squad very much – a young squad with space to improve.“I am in a different position [this summer]. Last season I was more than keen for the club to sell players so I could buy players. In this moment I am happy to keep players.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ask Us: Bringing Stuff to the Parks

first_imgShare This!There’s a fine line between “be prepared” and “be a pack mule” when it comes to bringing items to the park. Recently, I saw a question from a person asking about whether other child-free people rent strollers to carry their bags of stuff with them. (And yes, apparently that’s a thing.) So I asked around the TouringPlans virtual office:What do you bring to the parks with you, and how do you carry your stuff?Here’s some of the responses:James RosemergyI like to travel as light as possible in the parks and find wearing a backpack or even slinging a messenger bag over my shoulder to get hot and uncomfortable fast, so for me, my “bag” is a trusty pair of cargo shorts. And yes, I am aware that cargo shorts are, ahem, not universally beloved, but this is about function, not fashion. Indeed, they are so functional that there have been occasions, particularly on rainy days where I’ve got the family’s disposable ponchos on me, where the lower half of my body looks like a squirrel storing nuts in its cheeks, but whatever, it’s better than carrying a bag. As an added bonus. I don’t have a bag, so I can sail through the “no bag” line at security. Small price to pay for the fashion faux pas.(Note from Laurel: There is no “small price” for a fashion faux pas.”)Angela DahlgrenFor me, it depends on how I’m touring the parks–with my kids, with my friends, or as a “vlogger”. If I’m with my kids, I’ll carry a child-sized backpack full of things they may need. If I’m with friends, I’ll bring a smaller backpack that can fit my wallet, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, a water bottle, etc. If I’m there for work, I’ll bring a bigger backpack that can fit all of my personal items as well as any vlogging equipment. When I’m by myself I carry a wallet, MagicBand, AP card, sunglasses, headphones, phone charger/portable charger, poncho, water bottle, hand sanitizer, migraine meds, chapstick, sunscreen, toothpicks, mints, stain remover, and some bandaids.Rikki NiblettPersonally, I carry a cinch bookbag that has my essentials. I make sure it’s as rainproof as possible, because you know, Florida storms come out of the blue. I also make sure it has some pouches, so I can easily find things that I’ll use often. It carries my umbrella (for said storms), a personal fan, a heavy duty portable charger and cables, an extra portable charger (because you never know), a smaller purse (which serves as my wallet), bottled water, ziploc baggies, ibuprofen, and lip gloss. And my phone, but most of the time that’s in my hand.Tessa KotenI find ponchos useless. They trap heat in, and there’s nearly always a place to go inside. I carry a tiny umbrella for sprinkles, a hat, and a plastic bag to cover my own bag up with or keep stuff dry in it if I get unexpectedly trapped in the rain. Then I just go inside. Otherwise I carry my wallet, keys, portable charger and cord, the new little Secret deodorant balls (SO AMAZING), and Tylenol because when do the parks not give you a headache? Anything else I leave in the car or know that I can always grab at first aid or a resort gift shop in an emergency.Laurel StewartI carry:* Small wallet (really small, like a card case) with just my Disney cards (DVC, AP, TiW), driver’s license, and a credit card* My pouch with my house key, small hand sanitizer, glasses cleaner and wipe, a pen, lip gloss, a few tablets of my medication in case I’m out when it’s time to take it, 2 tampons (one for me and one for anyone who needs one), earbuds in case I need to take a call, and a small perfume. This is the same pouch I carry everywhere–whether I’m in the parks or not.* My Phone* I attach a MagicBand to the strap of my bag because I don’t like extra things around my wrist* An umbrella if the forecast calls for rain* I wear a hat to keep the sun or rain off* A fold-up nylon shopping bagExcept for the MagicBand and passes, this is exactly what I carry on the streets of NYC every dayHeather KellerI feel like I’ve run the gamut of park bags over the years. My options have ranged from two unnecessarily large and unsightly backpacks when our kids were super little, down to one backpack and “shove the overflow into the bottom of the double stroller”, and thankfully shrinking from there as the kids have aged. Now that everyone is old enough to be responsible for schlepping their on things, I’ve been able to play Goldilocks, testing some cuter options! Disney Dooney and Bourke–nope, too nice to ruin with a melting Mickey bar. Vera Bradley–washable makes it a plus, but the crossbody style I had just wasn’t comfortable. Kate Spade Minnie Mouse backpack? JUST RIGHT! I adore this bag for the parks. Spills wipe up easy. It’s the perfect size–just big enough to hold the essentials, but not too big to be bulky. it’s lightweight and super comfortable on my back, and let’s face it, I really love the fact that it’s completely adorable!Tammy WhitingIf at all possible, to avoid the bag check line, I wear my camera on my shoulder, and cram everything else I can into the pitiful pockets they put on women’s clothing. If there’s no shorter line for those without bags (I’m looking at you Disneyland), then I’ll carry a Kate Spade backpack that I can fill to my heart’s content. Cute AND functional.Julia MascardoIt’s all about travel light. Whenever possible, I find shorts with deep pockets and carry the smallest wallet I can find with a few essential cards and some cash, my phone, and a fuel rod and cord. I clip my car keys to my belt loops with a carabiner, and off I go. If pockets don’t fit the wallet, I load everything into a lanyard and carry my phone in a Joto waterproof lanyard. That’s still technically not carrying a bag, so I can zip through the bag-free line. If I’m “going big”, I fit everything into an Aapporto bag with keys and hand sanitizer clipped to the outside. Each member of the family carries a similar bag for days when we’re going to be in the parks for more than an hour or two. Anything else that we need we can get on site, although we usually all wear hats that can also be clipped to the bags when not in use. The most stuff I’ve carried to the park was last year for the last day of Food and Wine, where I carried a backpack that had a half dozen food storage containers and did “carry out” from the best Food and Wine booths to bring home for dinner. That is certainly the exception and not the rule for me, however.Liz ManganYou know how Mary Poppins can pull almost anything out of her bag? I have used the same approach to Walt Disney World. Over time, I realized almost anything I might need is available there or is a short ride away, especially since I take a break back at the resort mid-day. So now when I head to the parks, I pack light. If I’m with my husband, I just ask him to throw my ID and annual pass in his wallet (shhh, don’t tell Laurel). He already has our emergency essentials like credit cards, health insurance cards, cash, etc. in his wallet, so I don’t worry about those. Then I just hold or pocket my phone. No bag, no purse, no wristlet, and more importantly, no bag check line for either of us. If I’m flying solo, then I bring a wristlet or small cross-body bag to hold my ID, annual pass, some credit cards, cash, phone, poncho (if rain is in the forecast), travel-size sunscreen, and clip-on hand sanitizer.Does it surprise you all that most of us are in the “travel light” crowd? Are there any essentials you carry that you can’t believe we don’t take with us? What’s your essential packing list for the parks, and what do you carry your stuff in? Let us know in the comments, and if you have a question for next time, feel free to Ask Us.last_img read more

Ranieri: ‘Not such a wily old fox’

first_imgClaudio Ranieri joked he “preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as it’s a little too close to home now” after a Sampdoria debut on his 68th birthday. The native Roman made his first appearance on the Blucerchiati bench in a 0-0 draw with his hometown club Roma this afternoon. “The lads worked very well in training, but you can only tell so much in that situation,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia. “Roma are a good team, they keep possession, but we wanted to push them towards the wings, as they are above all dangerous through the middle. We weren’t that interested in possession.” Ranieri celebrates his 68th birthday today and joked when asked about his surprise pick of Andrea Bertolacci. “I preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as now it feels a little too close to home! Maybe you think I’m going senile… “I told Bertolacci to play as long as he could and then I’d bring in Albin Ekdal, who arrived very tired after international duty. I was satisfied with the midfield, combining experience with youth. I had wanted Bertolacci in a more advanced position, closer to Quagliarella, but after a while there were too many gaps and I asked him to remain back there to protect the defence.” Eusebio Di Francesco had said that the confused club ownership situation, with President Massimo Ferrero recently abandoning takeover talks. “I’ve been through a lot in my career, but the important thing is what happens on the field. The players and I need to show no interest in what is going on off the pitch. The fans were supporting us with a positive wind in our sails and that is what we needed.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Ricky Seals-Jones Responds To Blake Countess With Photo Of Hit That Injured Jeremiah Dinson

first_imgControversial Auburn and Texas A&M play.Sometimes it is best to just let things on social media go. On Monday, Auburn’s Blake Countess posted a photo on Instagram where he appears to be stepping on Texas A&M star Christian Kirk, with the caption “I got my foot on they neck and my foot on the GAS! #COUNTUP #YungLordz.” Now, Texas A&M wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones has responded to Countess directly, with a photo of his own sharing that caption.“I got my foot on they neck and my foot on the GAS❗️#COUNTUP #YungLordz… https://t.co/qy80xoNqAL— SweetJonesJr (@RickySealsJones) November 10, 2015seals-jonesThe picture shows him delivering a big hit on Auburn cornerback Jeremiah Dinson. On the play, Seals-Jones was called for targeting, a penalty that was reviewed and overturned, but Dinson went down with an injury.This afternoon, it was revealed that Dinson tore three ligaments, and dislocated his knee and shoulder on the brutal injury, costing him the rest of his season. Seals-Jones is catching a lot of flack for the [email protected] you take pride in tearing 3 ligaments in his knee, dislocating his knee and shoulder? Sad people in this world.— Nelson Blair (@nelsoncblair) November 10, [email protected] talking smack after injuring another player and taking the L. #youngandstupid— Mike Waldrop (@aubmbw) November 10, [email protected] May God bless you, keep you safe as you chase your dreams while other kids dreams are ripped away. #TonOfTalentZeroClass— Shane: RIP 43 & 31 (@Shane_4AU) November 10, [email protected] can’t believe that wasn’t targeting. Nice sportsmanship since the player was injured so badly, too. Maybe next year— Larry Lofton (@JLL_AU03) November 10, [email protected] hope injuring a freshman and tearing three ligaments in his knee was worth a loss. Sure he wouldn’t boast about that 26-10— Brent Fullenwider (@Bfully24) November 10, [email protected] stay classy— Tiffany Holley (@Tiffany_Holley1) November 10, 2015 Seals-Jones might not be aware of the specific injuries that Dinson sustained on the play, but he had to realize it was serious when he was carted off the field. Posting this, even as a response to trash talk, was definitely not the most wise move here.last_img read more

Peace Regional RCMP seek public assistance to locate male on Canada wide

first_imgPhair is described as follows:–          Caucasian male–          5’11”, 170 lbs.–          Brown hair, green eyesThe public is asked not to approach Phair and instead call 9-1-1 if spotted.If you have any information on the whereabouts of Steven Daniel Phair, please contact the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 or call your local police.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. PEACE RIVER, AB – RCMP are seeking information from the public to locate a male wanted on Canada wide warrants.Steven Daniel Phair (27) of Peace River is wanted Canada wide on the following charges:–          Aggravated assault (x2)–          Possession of a weapon dangerous to public–          Fail to attend courtPhair is also facing four additional Criminal Code charges from a separate matter and is wanted Alberta wide on those charges.last_img read more

Zimmer pleased to see relief on tariffs for Woodfibre LNG and LNG

first_img“I’m very pleased to hear that efforts on behalf of these projects have been rewarded. This is crucial for local and national economies and will also be a major benefit to local Indigenous communities. I have been supportive of these projects since they were first announced and have helped to champion them in Ottawa. I’m glad that our efforts to push back against these tariffs have not been in vain.”According to Zimmer, this decision to relieve tariffs is welcoming news for B.C. as it has been negatively impacted by recent mill closures and economic decisions.“The decision to give these projects relief from tariffs is a welcome one, especially in a province that has already been so negatively impacted by mill closures, wildfires and the economic choices made by these Liberal and NDP governments.”Woodfibre and others argued that the tariffs were unfair, but in November 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency ruled the duties would apply to LNG modules as well.Woodfibre and LNG Canada are now both protected from the tariffs. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Recently, the Federal Government announced that it will be providing relief from tariffs for the Woodfibre LNG and LNG Canada projects.In a statement, MP Bob Zimmer says he is pleased that the efforts on behalf of these projects have been rewarded and says many communities will benefit from these projects.He also says he is glad to see that the efforts to push back against the tariffs were not in vain.last_img read more

VVIP choppers case ED attaches Paris property of Michels exwife

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED said Monday it has attached a Paris-based property worth Rs 5.83 crore of the ex-wife of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman arrested in the VVIP choppers scam case, under the anti-money laundering law. It said a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been issued to attach the asset at 45 Avenue, Victor Hugo in France and it is in the name of Ms SCI Solaime and belongs to Michel’s ex-wife Valerie Michel. The Enforcement Directorate alleged that the woman had received “proceeds of crime” of this scam from the accused, Michel. The agency said its probe found that Michel “had transferred the amount received as kickbacks to various entities, including euro 9,22,185.76 (equivalent to Rs 5,83,40,422) to his ex-wife Valerie Michel and subsequently to SCI Solaime for investment in purchase of the immovable property.” Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Michel was extradited from the UAE in December last year and was arrested by the ED. He is in judicial custody. Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the Rs 3,600-crore case by ED and CBI. The others are foreign nationals Guido Haschke and Carlos Gerosa. The ED, in its chargesheet filed against Michel in June 2016, has alleged that he received euro 30 million about Rs 225 crore from AgustaWestland, the manufacturer of the helicopters.last_img read more

Babul Supriyos tweet showing video of theme song under EC scanner

first_imgKolkata: A tweet made by BJP’s Asansol Lok Sabha candidate Babul Supriyo is now under the scanner of the Election Commission where he is seen recording the party’s theme song and checking the audio after recording.”With immense pleasure, I want to give you all a sneak-peek of the BJP campaign song recording. Giving my voice to Amit Chakraborty’s lyrics was such a delightful experience. I hope you love what we created,” Supriyo tweeted, uploading a portion of the video. After being served a showcause notice by the EC in this regard, the singer-turned-politician had replied that he himself didn’t bring the song in the fore but it was the media that had done so. The EC had showcaused him after it seemed that he had promoted the song without media certification, on the electronic media and social media platforms. “Babul Supriyo has sent a reply and it is still under consideration of the Commission,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Bengal Sanjoy Basu said. Supriyo had reportedly not taken the nod of the commission before releasing the song. A senior EC official said that Asansol Mayor Jiten Tewari’s reply to his showcause notice is also being examined by the commission. The EC had showcaused Tewari for allegedly promising contracts to the councillors if they could provide lead for Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen’s victory from the Asansol seat. Meanwhile, the Bengal CEO’s office on Friday assured facilities of ramps, drinking water, medical kit, proper lighting arrangement, help desks, proper signage, toilets etc. for facilitating differently-able voters. Basu further informed that strict vigil of the EC, coupled with help from the state administration, has led to the seizure of 98 guns, 295 rounds of ammunition, 61 bombs, 2,087 litres of illicit liquor, 356 litres of country spirit and cash worth Rs 70,31,595.last_img read more

101 FIRs DD entries against parties says Delhi CEO office

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 101 FIRs and daily diary (DD) entries have been registered till date against various political parties and others for violation of the model code of conduct in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, the poll body in Delhi said Tuesday. The statistics surveillance team of Delhi’s chief electoral office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 1.21 crore in cash.”A total of 101 FIRs or DD entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Out of these, 10 is against the Aam Aadmi Party (six FIRs and four DD entries), 10 against the Bhartiya Janata Party (seven FIRs and three DD entries), three against the Congress (all DD entries), one against the Bahujan Samaj Party (one DD entry), and 77 against others or non-political (entities),” the CEO office said in a statement. Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh had told reporters on Monday that social media was being aggressively monitored to check any violation of the poll code and experts are also assisting the election team. The office of the CEO said more than 2.55 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”As many as 30,533 posters, banners and hoardings were removed from areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation areas, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 90,033 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 89,162 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation areas,” the statement said. Police have registered 581 FIRs and arrested 574 people under the Excise Act, it said, adding, 197 FIRs have been registered under the Arms Act in which 236 people were arrested. They have also seized 309 unlicensed arms and weapons, and 2,330 cartridges and explosives. As many as 42,637 people have been booked till date under various sections of the CrPC and the Delhi Police Act.last_img read more

Rivaldo tells Neymar Play like you always played

first_imgBrazil legend Rivaldo has urged Neymar to ignore all the criticism that has been aimed at him from the losing sides and instead continue playing like he always has beenThe Paris Saint-Germain forward looks to be close to returning to top form ahead of Brazil’s quarter-final match against Belgium on Friday after Neymar scored and registered an assist in their 2-0 win over Mexico in the last knockout round.While the 26-year-old had played a prominent role in the victory, it did not stop Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio from accusing him of “acting” in order to sway refereeing decisions in his favour.But Rivaldo, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, has urged compatriot to ignore these irrelevant comments and instead focus on continuing with his fine form.“Neymar, play like you always played and do not worry about comments from other countries, because many are already at home,” he wrote on Instagram.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“If you have to dribble, dribble. If you have to do a ‘chapeau’ [trick which involves flicking the ball over your head], do it. If you have to score, do it. If you have to fall with the fouls, fall.“And if you have to gain time on the ground, win it, because everyone does the same. The problem is that you are the guy, the idol of our country and unfortunately this is bothering a lot of people, I do not know why.“Rise above it, as always, and continue to enchant us with your football.”Brazil will face Belgium at the Kazan Arena on Friday at 20:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more