NeymarParis, France | AFP | Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia.Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.“For now, everything is going well, they tell me every detail of Neymar’s recovery,” Lasmar told French sports daily L’Equipe.“They are working hard and in a very professional way so that he can return as quickly as possible and, above all, so there won’t be any further problems for his foot or posture.”He added that he planned to reassess the injury in mid-April. Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany through injury four years ago, is key to his country’s hopes at this year’s World Cup, which starts on June 14.At the time of the operation, Lasmar said Neymar would be out for between “two-and-a-half to three months”.The 26-year-old, who joined PSG for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) from Barcelona last year, suffered a fractured bone in his right foot last month in a match against Marseille.Record five-time winners Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17, ahead of further Group D matches with Costa Rica and Serbia.Share on: WhatsApp
Police in St. Petersburg, Florida, are investigating, after a 5-year-old boy there was allegedly shot and killed over the weekend.Authorities say they received a call at 2:27 p.m. on Saturday concerning a child who was shot.When officers arrived, they indeed found the child suffering from a gunshot wound.The boy was transported to All Children’s Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.According to police say, preliminary information indicates that the child accidentally shot himself.Investigators are continuing to look into the incident.
Embed from Getty ImagesQPR boss Ian Holloway labelled Steve Bruce a “world class manager” who should be in charge of England – but could not resist a sly dig at Aston Villa fans following his side’s defeat.Bruce’s Villa did the double over Rangers thanks to two 1-0 wins, both earned by £15m striker Jonathan Kodjia.But while Holloway conceded the Ivorian was the difference between the clubs in both games, he also lavished praise on Bruce for the way he has revitalised Villa.“Steve for me is a world class manager,” Holloway said.“People might laugh at that but you don’t get four promotions at this level if you’re not as good as he is.“I actually wanted him for England when he was out of work.“They (Villa) have got the right man in charge. I think he’s fantastic, they’re lucky to have him.“There were a few grumbles because everybody wanted to spank me out of sight. But you won, well done.”Holloway attracted criticism from Villa supporters when, while working as a television pundit, he predicted their team would struggle this season.But the Rangers boss insisted he had simply poured scorn on Villa owner Tony Xia’s promise to turn the newly relegated side into “the top club in Europe” in five to 10 years.“I said how difficult it was, with how badly they came down, to actually be in the top two clubs in Europe. And if I’m a bad pundit for saying that, then shoot me,” he said.“I’m not a pundit, I’m a football manager. I don’t get paid as much as all the others because I don’t deserve it and I don’t get to buy the players that everybody else does.“But I do alright with them – so, bothered.” Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Sachin TendulkarTennis grand slam champion Maria Sharapova revealed on Wednesday that she did not who Sachin Tendulkar was. Forgive Sharapova, not everybody on this earth know the cricket legend who has scored a century of centuries in international cricket for India.When asked, another well-read and well-travelled celebrity with India connection was unaware of Sachin Tendulkar. That, while watching a cricket match. The person is the Dalai Lama. In 2011, when Tendulkar had not retired from international cricket yet, the spiritual leader was attending an IPL cricket match at HPCA stadium in Dharamshala. The game was between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers.During the match, the Tibetan spiritual leader was asked: “Do you know a certain Sachin Tendulkar?””No, I don’t remember,” said the globe-trotting, knowledgeable celebrity.
East Bengal East Bengal officials visit Mohun Bagan to pacify fans before derby Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:58 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AIFF Media East Bengal Mohun Bagan East Bengal and Mohun Bagan officials requested fans not to create any unrest ahead of the Kolkata derby on September 24th…. East Bengal’s senior officials visited Mohun Bagan club on Wednesday to have a meeting on the issue of an unrest which happened outside the gates of Mohun Bagan on Tuesday.A set of East Bengal fans had vandalized Mohun Bagan club gate after the Red and Golds’ match in the Calcutta Football League (CFL). A video went viral which clearly showed East Bengal fans throwing stones targeting the Mohun Bagan club tent.With the tension between the clubs at a crescendo, the officials met to pacify both sets of fans ahead of the Kolkata Derby and conveyed their message of peace to the fans via media. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Addressing the press, Mohun Bagan official Debashish Dutta said, “We discussed yesterday’s issue and agreed that these things are unwanted. We share a fierce rivalry, but that is limited to the 90 minutes of the game. We request both sets of fans not to repeat such acts.”East Bengal’s Debabrata Sarkar echoed the Bagan official’s thoughts. He said, “We request both sets of fans to avoid such incidents. Keeping in mind the upcoming Kolkata Derby these things should be sorted. It is not possible for us to take any action against the fans as they cannot be identified.”Another video has since emerged of some unidentified Mohun Bagan fans attacking their rivals with bamboos, changing the narrative of an attack which looked unprovoked going by initial reactions.While the East Bengal officials condemned the behaviour of their fans, they also pointed out the incident which most Red and Golds supporters are believing to be the trigger for Tuesday’s unpleasantries. The Kolkata rivals lock horns in the season’s first derby match on September 24th at Siliguri. It will be title decider of the CFL as both the sides are tied on points after 8 matches.
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) report that the GDP out-turn for the March 2017 quarter ranged between zero and one per cent, with the forecast for the 2017/18 fiscal year expected to be between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent. The Bank’s Lead Economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the Government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments. The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The Bank’s Lead Economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the Government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments.He was speaking via video-link from the Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, during a recent media briefing hosted by the World Bank Jamaica office at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre in New Kingston.Mr. Schuler praised the Government for maintaining the fiscal stance that continues to generate steady improvements in Jamaica’s economy, following protracted periods of volatility.He noted that apart from “a couple of bad quarters” in 2014, there have been notable growth and improvement in key areas, such as the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment.The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) report that the GDP out-turn for the March 2017 quarter ranged between zero and one per cent, with the forecast for the 2017/18 fiscal year expected to be between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent.In relation to employment, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the total number of employed persons, as at January 2017, increased by 21,900 to 1,185,700. This translated into a 0.6 reduction in the unemployment rate, which fell to 12.7 per cent.Mr. Schuler further pointed to the current account balance, which improved from a deficit of 10 per cent of GDP in 2012/13 to just under one per cent in 2016, the best out-turn in 20 years.“If you look at the components of that (not only does) it reflect growth in net exports and services (for) both tourism and business process outsourcing, but also a declining trade and merchandising trade deficit and lower oil prices,” he noted.The World Bank executive also highlighted improvements in the budget which he noted successive Administrations have been able to balance since 2013, consequent on the declining national debt, resulting in a reduction in the deficit, which he forecasts will further improve.Of note, Mr. Schuler said, was that where Government expenditure increased over the five-year period, this was matched with significant revenue inflows.The Government’s total expenditure for the 2016/17 fiscal year was $503.4 billion, while revenue intake was $458.3 billion.Mr. Schuler also pointed to the dramatic decline in the rate of inflation, noting that while this has increased slightly since the start of 2017, it is expected to remain within the Bank of Jamaica’s forecast range.This, he added, reflected significant stability in the prices of goods and services, “which is very important for the economy”.The BOJ reports that the rate of inflation for fiscal year 2016/17 was 4.1 per cent, while the out-turn for the March 2017 quarter was 2.3 per cent.Mr. Schuler said these out-turns are “a very clear sign that the economic (and) policy reforms that the Government has been undertaking have led to a lot of stability and improvement in the long-run sustainability of public finances.”However, he urged the Administration to be mindful of the prevailing risks to which the economy remains vulnerable.These, Mr. Schuler said, include a debt level that remains very high, and the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, adding that Jamaica is an open economy subject to global shocks arising from policy uncertainty.The Bank’s Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, also underscored the need for further strengthening of the nation’s and economy’s resilience to natural disasters and other exogenous shocks. The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year. Story Highlights