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Hilarious must hear interview with Frimpong: Favourite cheese? ‘The yellow one’

first_imgAt one point Emmanuel Frimpong was tipped to entertain as a midfielder for Arsenal, but these days he’s way more entertaining off the pitch.Now playing in Russia, Frimpong joined talkSPORT’s Sunday Warm Up show with Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning for the regular ‘Footballers Are Nice’ interview.And Frimpong’s answers were brilliant.Or, we should say, Dench!last_img

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McInnes signs Chidi Nwakali on loan from Manchester City

first_imgAberdeen have signed Manchester City’s Chidi Nwakali on a loan deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.The 21-year-old midfielder has flown to Dubai to meet up with Derek McInnes’ squad for their winter break training camp.Nwakali has represented Nigeria at youth level, playing once for the under-20s and eight times for the under-17s.He has never made a senior appearance for Manchester City since coming through their youth academy and has spent three years on various loan spells in Spain and Norway. Nwakali plays as a defensive or central midfielder but can also fill in at right back.Speaking to the official Aberdeen website, McInnes said: “Manchester City have been very keen for Chidi to get some competitive game time and it’s a deal we’ve been working on for a couple of months now.“So I am delighted to welcome Chidi to the club. I’m sure he will be a positive addition to our squad.”last_img read more

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Raymond C. “RC” Terry age 99

first_imgThey were married November 1, 2003.  He is also survived by six daughters:  Peggy Taylor of Nickelsville, Virginia, Brenda Cave (Charles) of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee, Judy Wilder (Duane Nicholson) of Paoli, Ann Moffatt (Danny) of Orleans, Lillian Hager (Keith) of Orleans, and Fearl Kirk (Walter) of Orleans, three step-sons:  Rick Hortenberry (Melita) of Pekin, Donald Keith Hortenberry (Teresa) of Pekin and Brad Hortenberry of Arkansas, two step-daughters:  Anna Anderson of Lake Station, Indiana and Tina Hortenberry of Salem, two brothers:  Dick Terry and Joe Terry both of Jonesville, Virginia, a sister:  Nadine Bunn of Richmond, Virginia, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 12 step great-grandchildren and 1 step great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his wife:  Willie Elizabeth Terry.  He then married Frances Terry and she also preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by a son:  Raymond Carson Terry, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his parents.Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Syria Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service. Mr. Raymond C. “RC” Terry age 99 of Salem passed away Friday, October 28 at his home.Mr. Terry was born June 24, 1917 in Lee County, Virginia the son of Wilbur Kelsey and Ethel Carrie Taylor Terry.  He was a retired coal miner and former employee of Riverview Farms in Orleans. He was a member of Syria Christian Church.RC is survived by his wife:  Sara “Ann” Keeling Hortenberry Terry of Salem.  last_img read more

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Three Arrested for Meth in Swain County

first_imgThree people were arrested after Swain County deputies seized a trafficking amount of meth along with other drugs, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash after a license check on Old Bryson City Road.Annah Marie Norman, 18, Samantha Lynn Gunter,26, and Travis Levi Mathis,23, were all arrested Tuesday.Gunter and Mathis are being held on $200,000 secured bond each and Norman is held on a $250,000 secured bond.last_img

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Jayanta Talukdar world No. 1 in recurve bow after win at World Cup in Croatia

first_imgJayanta TalukdarHe loves the Max Payne video game and action movies like Mr & Mrs Smith, but Messrs Payne and Pitt have nothing on 20-year-old archer Jayanta Talukdar.The Guwahati native, now a rising star in his sport, is ranked world No. 1 in the recurve bow after a gold medal,Jayanta TalukdarHe loves the Max Payne video game and action movies like Mr & Mrs Smith, but Messrs Payne and Pitt have nothing on 20-year-old archer Jayanta Talukdar.The Guwahati native, now a rising star in his sport, is ranked world No. 1 in the recurve bow after a gold medal win at the World Cup in Croatia.Only a perfect ten off his final arrow would secure gold. “All I had to do was shoot perfectly”, he says of the time he nailed the bull’s-eye.The Asian Games this year are next and then, of course, the Olympics.last_img read more

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Manchester City not eyeing to make a move for Bruno Fernandes

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAccording to the recent reports in Portugal, Manchester City are not amongst the clubs who are interested to get the hold of Bruno Fernandes in the next season. Bruno is having the best season of his career so far. So, all the European top guns are eyeing to make a move for Bruno Fernandes in the next summer transfer window.The rumours are flowing all over that Manchester City are the top runner in the race to sign Bruno Fernandes this season. However, a source close to the Portuguese club Sporting told that there has been no contact between both the sides about the transfer of Bruno Fernandes.According to the other sources, Manchester United are also trying to rope this star player in the upcoming summer transfer window. He is in the top of the wishlist of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the next season at Old Trafford. The star midfielder of the Red Devils, Paul Pogba is going to leave Manchester United after the end of this season.Paul Pogba’s next destination might well be Real Madrid in the next season. So, the Red Devils are eyeing to make a move for Bruno Fernandes as his replacement. Manchester United might have to pay a transfer fee worth £55 million to Sporting to get the hold of this player.Timo Werner is Liverpool bound for 40M Euroslast_img read more

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China says G20 to focus on economy, not political issues

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Aug 15 (PTI) China today said next months G-20 summit will focus on boosting global economic growth and other financial issues rather than discuss contentious political matters like the disputed South China Sea.The high-profile meeting of the worlds 20 biggest economies in the Chinese city of Hangzhou from September 4 to 5 will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and other world leaders.”This meeting, this G20 summit in Hangzhou, has as its theme economic growth,” Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong told reporters here, pointing out that different countries may have their own agendas of their concerns at such gatherings.The theme of the summit will be Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.China has been maintaining that the South China Sea issue, which acquired a new dimension after an international tribunal struck down Beijings claims over the area, should be resolved directly by parties concerned and not by outsiders.The Group of 20 which was formed in 1999 consists of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU).Yi Gang, a vice governor of the Peoples Bank of China, said the Hangzhou gathering will focus on stimulating sluggish global economic growth with policies promoting inclusive trade and development of robust financial markets.Addressing the special briefing on the upcoming summit, Ye said, “we need to instill market confidence and ensure there are no competitive devaluations but rather let the market determine exchange rates.”advertisementBesides the G-20 summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping will also host an informal meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) leaders, and deliver a keynote speech on the opening ceremony of the Business 20 (B20) summit, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.Ahead of the summit, Hangzhou city is virtually being sealed off to maintain security.Besides the world leaders, a large contingents of world media was expected to converge in Hangzhou to cover the event.Modi, who was expected to arrive late on September 3 would leave on September 5, the last day of the summit.While officials say his meetings on the sidelines of the summit were being worked out, Modi is expected to meet Xi, Obama and other leaders separately.Xi is also expected to take part in the BRICS summit to be held in Goa in October. PTI KJV ZHlast_img read more

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J-K Guv calls for time-bound disposal of pending cases with ST

first_imgJammu, Jan 31 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today called for the time-bound disposal of cases pending with the Special Tribunal (ST) in the state.”The time-bound disposal of all manner of complaints and grievances is vital for ensuring responsible governance,” Vohra said in an interaction with the Chairperson of the State Special Tribunal, Sarita Chouhan.Chouhan had called on the governor at the Raj Bhawan here.The chairperson briefed Vohra about the functioning of the tribunal and the nature of cases pending with the government and the reasons thereof.Director, J-K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), M I Parray, and members of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) Ashok Bhan and Maj Gen (Retd) S K Sharma, and former minister G H Mir also met the governor, an official spokesman said.Complimenting the EDI for the good work, Vohra asked Parray to speed up the processes and aim at removing all delays in the potential entrepreneur receiving various sanctions and clearances as well as required loan.Bhan briefed the governor on several matters related to the infrastructure and logistical facilities established for pilgrims.He also informed the Vohra about the functioning of the shrine boards sports complex and the present status of the project to install CCTV cameras on all the tracks to the shrine, the spokesman said.Sharma, who is chairman of the governing body of the college of nursing, briefed the governor about various important issues related to the functioning of the college.Mir discussed with the governor issues about the forthcoming panchayat and municipal elections, and the factors which continue to thwart the attainment of peace and normalcy in the state.advertisement The Governor urged Mir to continue his sustained endeavours to enhance interests of youth and for improving people?s welfare, the spokesman said. PTI TAS� ANBlast_img read more

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Rajat Sharma up against Indian cricket legends in DDCA elections

first_imgWith senior journalist Rajat Sharma deciding to jump in the fray, things are starting to heat up in the lead up to the elections of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) scheduled to be held on June 30.Sharma, who has decided to contest for the post of the president, is backed by former DDCA boss Sneh Bansal and also former treasurer Narinder Batra who is also the president of the Indian Olympic Association and International Hockey Federation (FIH).However, Sharma’s panel is in for a tough contest as former India opener Chetan Chauhan, now a Sports Minister in the Yogi Adityanath ministry, India’s 1983-World Cup winning team member Madan Lal and CK Khanna, the current acting President of the BCCI, have joined hands to form a formidable team to challenge the new entrant.”Frankly, I was a bit surprised to know that Rajat Sharma has also decided to contest these elections. I have known him for a long time. My only advice to him is that he should carefully include people in his team and make sure that he’s backing the right candidates,” Lal, who has also decided to fight the elections, told India Today.”We are soon having a meeting to decide our candidate for the president’s post,” he added.Chauhan, who has the experience of handling affairs of DDCA for a long time, says Rajat Sharma has chosen the “wrong men” in his election team.”Rajat has been a long-time friend but the people who are proposing his name have been involved in many wrongdoings. I had opposed them for a long time and will continue to do so. We will discuss further action in the meeting of our group. Let me hear the suggestions of others also,” he said.advertisementThe election battle has become more interesting after Justice (retd.) Vikramjit Sen, the High-Court appointed administrator of the DDCA, announced that the controversial proxy voting system, for long considered the main reason for mess in the state unit, will be done away with this time.”I believe that voting will be less this time around as not every member can spare time to come and vote himself. As per my estimate, maybe of the 4000 plus, only 1500 or less would come to vote,” said former president Bansal.According to Bansal, the renowned personality that Rajat Sharma is, he should win the elections easily.”I think he is a dynamic personality and has plenty of experience as far as administration is concerned. I don’t support the view that a cricketer can run affairs better than anybody else. A person like Mr Sharma can handle both sides equally well,” he said.The new president will have a tough road ahead considering that the state association has often been in the news for all the wrong reasons, including many financial irregularities.”I want cricketers to come forward and ensure that the elections are a huge success. DDCA has such a rich legacy and I believe that cricketers should have a major say in cricketing affairs,” said CK Khanna, a former DDCA who is also the current acting president of the BCCI.last_img read more

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Thousands in California Use VBM System for Midterm Elections

first_img Thousands of residents in the state of California are making use of a new Vote by Mail (VBM) system for the upcoming Mid-term Elections in the United States of America, which could influence a change in legislation in other states and countries around the world, especially those in the Caribbean. This new voting system, where residents have the option of receiving their official ballot cards for voting by mail days before elections, was introduced for the elections that will take place on Tuesday (November 6), by the Los Angeles (LA) County Registrar-Recorder’s Office, which is the overseer and facilitator of the voting procedure for the largest county in the US. Story Highlightscenter_img Thousands of residents in the state of California are making use of a new Vote by Mail (VBM) system for the upcoming Mid-term Elections in the United States of America, which could influence a change in legislation in other states and countries around the world, especially those in the Caribbean.This new voting system, where residents have the option of receiving their official ballot cards for voting by mail days before elections, was introduced for the elections that will take place on Tuesday (November 6), by the Los Angeles (LA) County Registrar-Recorder’s Office, which is the overseer and facilitator of the voting procedure for the largest county in the US.Speaking at a press conference with journalists participating in the Foreign Press Centers’ International Reporting Tour at the LA County Registrar-Recorder’s Office in Los Angeles on Friday (November 2), Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Dean Logan, said that this makes the voting process more accessible and convenient, and allows residents to take their votes in ahead of the elections on Tuesday, before the polling stations are even open.“We are days away from the November 6 Mid-term Elections, and a major election happening is that we actually have people on the third floor coming in here to vote today, so this is a live polling station for early voting, and that’s taking place every day leading up to Tuesday,” Mr. Logan said.They believe this change in the way Californians are able to vote will influence a change in legislation in other states and eventually other countries around the world, and allow residents to vote ahead of election days. However, their votes would not be counted until the day of an elections.Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US in terms of population and the third largest in the area. It is the centre of a five-county metropolitan area. There are 5.2 million registered voters in the LA County, one of the largest in the United States, with a diverse electorate, which will also influence the outcome of the Mid-term Elections.“We are a diverse electorate, literally in every sense of the word. LA County is diverse in terms of ethnicity, in terms of economics, in terms of age demographics, and in terms of geography. A lot of people think of Los Angeles as being this urban centre in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. That’s certainly true, but we also have a very large rural area and an agricultural community in the northern part of our county,” Mr. Logan said.Although Tuesday will be the official date for voting, when JIS News visited the LA County Registrar-Recorder’s Office, numerous residents were seen casting their votes, and staff members were seen packaging the ballots cards they received from early voters in order of names and jurisdiction.Resident of California, Annie Gilliland, told JIS News that she decided to use the VBM system because she works at the Mojave National Preserve, which is a National Park located in a desert that is hundreds of miles from the nearest voting station, and it would be tedious for her to travel far to vote.“I live pretty far from the polling places where you have to physically go, so I just applied to do it by mail. It’s much easier and I just voted as soon as it got mailed to me. That was a couple of weeks ago, and now I feel like it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it,” Ms. Gilliland said.On Tuesday, when the polls are open at 7:00 a.m., more than 4,000 locations will be available for voting in California, where residents will be able to vote in the traditional way. On that day, votes from persons who previously received their ballots by mail and brought them in, will be officially counted as well.The ballots being mailed to residents in California are offered in 12 different languages.last_img read more

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