Jeremain Lens Sunderland have announced the signing of Holland international Jeremain Lens on a four-year deal from Dynamo Kiev. It is understood the Black Cats have paid a fee in the region of £8m for the 27-year-old, who can play on the wing or as a forward.He is reunited with head coach Dick Advocaat, having previously played under him at PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar.Advocaat said: “We have signed an international player and I am delighted to welcome him to Sunderland.“He is a very well-known player in Europe and has played over 30 games for the Dutch national side, which shows his calibre.“I have worked with him twice already, at PSV and AZ, so I know him well, he is fast and he has scored goals everywhere he has played so that will help the team.”Lens brings experience of both the Champions League and Europa League to the Stadium of Light, and also has a number of honours to his name, having won the Eredivisie with AZ in 2009, the KNVB Cup with PSV in 2012 and the Ukrainian Premier League with Dynamo this past season. 1
Martin Jol wants to pip Bolton to the signing of Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome, according to The Sun.It is claimed Jol is competing with Wanderers in an effort to capture the former England Under-21 international, who has scored seven goals this season and is apparently rated at £4m.Terry is nursing an injury.The Guardian report that Chelsea’s interim boss Roberto Di Matteo may be forced to risk John Terry despite doubts over the defender’s fitness.Terry is struggling with a rib injury but with some vital matches approaching, Di Matteo is desperate to include him.The Italian said: “It all depends on how quick he can heal and the pain level he can sustain. As soon as that is possible to do he will train.”Meanwhile, The Sun declare that Di Matteo believes he needs to achieve a top-four finish and win the Champions League to be considered a success.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
OAKLAND — Perhaps only a brief dance with teammate Andrew Bogut prevented Draymond Green from picking up a second technical foul and an ejection Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.But Green said being overly emotional wasn’t the issue in the Warriors’ 129-121 loss in Game 5 of their opening-round playoff series.Instead, Green took the blame for not getting his team tuned enough on defense from the start.“It’s very disappointing and that falls on me,” he said after the …
The 69th birth anniversary of Kurmi leader and the founder of the Apna Dal, Sone Lal Patel, turned into a show of strength between the two splinters of the party on Monday with the BJP as well as the Opposition parties using the event to cement their ties with allies ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.While the Krishna Patel faction of the Apna Dal held a function in Varanasi, the splinter led by her daughter and Union Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel organised a programme in memory of her father in Lucknow. This was the first time any of the factions of the Apna Dal organised a programme on July 2 in Lucknow; the birth anniversary celebrations of Sone Lal Patel have traditionally been held in Varanasi, the heart of Purvanchal.Central Minister Anupriya Patel-led Apna Dal (S) and the Apna Dal led by her mother, Krishna Patel, have been battling each other for the political legacy of Sone Lal, who had substantial clout among Kurmis in the Mirzapur-Varanasi-Allahabad region. He died in 2009 in a road accident. While the Krishna Patel faction snapped ties with the BJP before the 2017 elections, the Anupriya Patel faction is a coalition partner with the BJP at the Centre and the State.Organising a ‘Jan Swabhiman Diwas’ in the memory of her father in Lucknow, Ms. Anupriya Patel’s programme featured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan as special dignitaries.The sharing of stage of Mr. Paswan and Ms. Anupriya Patel is seen as the BJP’s attempt to consolidate Dalit and backward votes in wake of the increasing proximity and electoral success of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in the bypolls in Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Kairana.Apna Dal (S) spokesperson Arvind Sharma told The Hindu that the party decided to hold the birth anniversary in Lucknow for the first time in its history to shed the “tag of a Purvanchal party” and “cement” Ms. Anupriya Patel’s growing position as a pan-U.P. backward face.
Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiannis Antetokoumpo has evolved from a novelty to a legitimate superstar for the Milwaukee Bucks after he took the NBA by its throat in the 2016-2017 season when he led his team in all five major categories.And even though Antetokoumpo became the first player in league history to be in the top 20 in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals, his shooting was the worst in his impressive repertoire.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When you start getting comfortable with your technique, and the way you shoot the ball, you will make more shots,” said Antetokoumpo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Forza Triathlon aims for strong finish in Cebu Ironman 70.3 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet The one-time All Star, though, is determined to improve his jump shots as the Bucks head to the 2017-2018 season.“I’m working hard every day with our coaches and to just try to improve my technique because that’s the important thing,” said Antetokounmpo during his media availability for the “Greek Freak Invades Manila” Sunday at Fairmont Makati.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs per basketball-reference.com, the reigning Most Improved Player shot a disastrous 27.9 percent from deep and his conversion rate dropped drastically when he stepped from the rim to at most 10 feet.Antetokoumpo made 70.9% of his shots from within three feet of the basket but just converted 39.4% of his shots from three to 10 feet from the basket. View comments
Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated No date was given for the alleged assault.The Los Angeles Times reports that Tennant’s lawyer declined to say whether she reported the alleged assault to police.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWalton was let go by the Lakers earlier this month and hired by the Kings.The Lakers say they were never told of the allegations when Walton was their coach and have no additional comment because he now works for another team. The Kings say they are aware of the report and gathering additional information. The team had no other comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Readying for his return, Gennady Golovkin seeks path back to Canelo Alvarez Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton directs his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Saturday, April 13, 2019, that Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Lakers following three losing seasons. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SACRAMENTO, California— A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.TMZ reported Monday night, citing legal documents, that Kelli Tennant is suing Walton. TMZ reports that Tennant claims she went to Walton’s hotel room to discuss a book she was writing when Walton pinned her to the bed, forcibly kissed her and groped her. The alleged incident happened before Walton became coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016 and while Tennant worked for Sportsnet LA.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Los Angeles, Jun 25 (PTI) Hilary Duffs ex-husband Mike Comrie, who was under investigation for alleged sexual assault, will not be charged with rape.A spokesperson for the LA County District Attorneys office confirmed to E! News that the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.In February, TMZ Sports reported that the former NHL hockey player, who has a 5-year-old son Luca with Duff, had been accused of sexual assault after he allegedly invited two women to his Los Angeles home for drinks.Duff, 29, and Comrie, 36, parted ways in January 2014 after nearly four years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in February last year. PTI SSN SSN
Man Utd, Juventus target Rakitic closer to Barcelona exitby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIvan Rakitic is edging closer to a Barcelona exit.Rakitic has put Manchester United and Juventus on red alert as reports suggest the Croatian has his eye on a January exit from Barcelona, having previously stated: “I need to play”.Marca says the midfielder is seriously weighing up the possibility of ending his five-year association with the Spanish giants. “It’s tough because I want to play and not just be part of the team,” Rakitic told 24sata last week while on international duty.”I will do everything possible to change my situation. I have two years left on my deal and there’s no better place to play than Barcelona.”It’s the best club in the world, but I need to play and not just enjoy walks around the city and the beach.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Houston: The stage is all set for the mega “Howdy Modi” event in which President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi where they will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, but the torrential rains triggered by a tropical storm have wreaked havoc in Houston, killing 2 persons. Tropical Depression Imelda slammed Texas on Thursday, causing devastating flooding, power outages and prompting urgent rescues and warnings across southeastern Texas for people to stay indoors. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency for 13 counties in southeastern Texas. Two persons were killed on Thursday. One was electrocuted and drowned while trying to move his horse and another man drowned after driving his van into floodwaters and submerged, according to sheriff’s office. However, the volunteers of the “Howdy Modi” event are upbeat and confident that all the attendees at the sprawling NRG stadium in Houston will have an experience they will cherish all their lives. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Leading volunteer Achalesh Amar told PTI that over 1,500 volunteers have been working round the clock to make the event a grand success. “We are going to have a fantastic programme on Sunday”, he said. The mammoth event reflects the growing size, power and complexity of the Indian-American community, both in the Houston area and the US, he said. President Trump, along with a number of high-ranking US government officials – including governors, members of Congress and mayors – will join Prime Minister Modi to attend the “Howdy Modi!” event on Sunday. “This is going to be a kind of family celebration. We want to say, ”Look at our community here! We are successful. We are strong. We have done good things for Houston!” We would like Modi to know all of this,” organisers said. Swapan Dhairyawan, president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH), said he has witnessed how Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner”s visit to India in November 2018 enhanced the bilateral trade. Dhairyawan said he was confident that Modi”s visit to Houston and his meeting with President Trump and top CEOs will “make new inroads in furthering business opportunities in oil and gas, healthcare and Innovation Houston”s three core sectors”. “We need a non-stop flight from Houston to New Delhi. Modi announced a direct flight from San Francisco to New Delhi during his 2015 speech in Silicon Valley, chamber members hope the same happens at Houston,” he said. Jagdip Ahluwalia, founding Secretary and Executive Director of the IACCGH, said President Trump attending the event was a sign of the “growing importance of the US-India relationship”. “From 2018 to May 2019, India moved from being Houston”s 9th largest trading partner to its 4th largest trading partner preceded only by Mexico, China and Brazil”, he said. According to the US Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division, the trade between Houston and India is up 82.2 per cent, with Houston exports to India up 106.5 per cent and India”s exports to Houston up by 48.8 per cent. “Modi”s last visit to Washington and meeting with Trump led to a multibillion dollar deal by India to buy US crude oil, which was multi billion dollar deal by India to buy US liquefied natural gas, a lot of which will ship from our region and we are positive Modi”s visit to the home of the energy hub, NASA will lead to a new series of bilateral opportunities between our region which IACCGH is here to help facilitate and support,” Ahluwalia added. Before Prime Minister Modi will deliver the community address, he is scheduled to have a round table meeting with various energy-related top business leaders. There are also some community-related brief meetings involved during his short trip to Houston, which includes meeting Kashmiri Pandits settled in the US. Jugal Malani, chairperson of the Texas India Forum, said “Our community loves Prime Minister Modi and the multi-million-dollar event is fully funded through resources raised within the community. The mega cultural show will highlight Indian heritage and we have performers from all across America joining in”. Meanwhile the Houston Chronicle reported that the US-based relatives of two Kashmiris have sued Prime Minister Modi in a federal court on Thursday ahead of his visit in Houston, alleging that his unilateral action to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 has led to the detention of many persons. Some protests by the International Humanitarian Foundation of Houston are also being planned against Modi”s visit and some pro-Pakistan and anti-Kashmir billboards have also appeared at some places in the city. According to sources, over 10,000 people will protest the Indian government’s decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. However, the Governor’s Office, city officials along with a huge pool of volunteers, are working towards the grand success of the event.
Lucknow: Taking a swipe at the BJP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said it should first pursue the path of truth shown by Mahatma Gandhi and then talk about him.She made the remarks before participating in a silent march organised here by the Congress on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “It was the order of Gandhiji to pursue the path of truth. First, the BJP should pursue the path of truth and then talk about Gandhiji,” the Congress leader said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe silent march is also being viewed as a show of strength by the Congress which has been on the sidelines of state politics for a long time. About 80 Congress workers were arrested on Monday at a public meeting ahead of a march they had planned in support of the law student who has accused former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape. In an informal chat with media persons just before embarking on the march, she said, “Atrocities are being committed on women and when they raise their voice to fight against them, they are being crushed. We will definitely struggle against it.” Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe three-kilometre-long march, which started from Shaheed Smarak, culminated at GPO Park, where floral tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi. Priyanka passed through the main thoroughfares of the state capital, marching alongside party leaders and workers. In the presence of Priyanka, who was surrounded by security personnel, party workers desisted from raising slogans. There was also a clamour for selfies with Priyanka, which she smilingly obliged. Former Union minister Jitin Prasad, who was put under house arrest in Shahjahanpur on Monday to stop him from taking out a ‘nyay yatra’ in support of the law student, and others took part in the march donning white “Gandhi caps”. Priyanka Gandhi was scheduled to interact with workers and leaders at the party headquarters after the culmination of the march but it was called off at the last minute and she left for the airport directly from GPO Park. Senior party leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh said Priyanka had high fever and rushed back after completing the march.