Indian legal services market to stay closed

first_imgThe Indian government has no plans to allow foreign law firms to practise in the country, it said in a statement on Monday. Veerappa Moily, minister of law and justice, said in response to a question in the Indian parliament that ‘at present there is no proposal to allow foreign law firms into the country’. Earlier this year, Moily told The Financial Express that there was ‘no question’ of allowing the UK to bulldoze the country’s more than two million lawyers into accepting foreign competition overnight. On the same day, the president of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) told national newspaper The Hindu that both SILF and the Bar Council of India were ‘totally and unequivocally opposed’ to the entry of foreign law firms from overseas. In December, a Mumbai High Court ruling confirmed that legal advice outside litigation practice is covered by the ban on foreign lawyers set down in the 1961 Advocates Act. A statement on the Indian government’s website read: ‘Dr M Veerappa Moily, minister of law and justice, in the Lok Sabha in a written reply that under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961, the Bar Council of India is responsible to lay down standards of professional conduct and etiquette for advocates; to safeguard the right, privileges and interests of advocates; to recognise on a reciprocal basis foreign qualification in law obtained outside India for the purpose of admission advocate and to manage; to exercise general supervision and control over state bar councils and invest the funds of the Bar Council. ‘The Bar Council of India, under section 47(2) of the said act, on a reciprocal basis may prescribe the conditions, if any, subject to which foreign qualifications in law obtained by persons other than citizens of India shall be recognized for the purpose of admission as an advocate under this act. The minister further informed the house that at present there is no proposal to allow foreign law firms into the country.’ A number of UK firms have set up alliance or ‘best friend’ offices in India over the last few years.last_img read more

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Wesley Dean releases uplifting summer track Magik

first_imgWesley Dean has released Magik, the third single from his upcoming new project.Following on from Are You Gonna Save My World and This Thing Called Life, Magik is produced and mixed by Beatriz Artola. Take a listen to the track below:“Magik is a celebration of the human spirit. In this world of unprecedented change, it’s time to believe in our own uniqueness, our own Magik, whatever that is for you,” says Wesley.Magik continues the rollout of new music from Wesley following a hiatus from the industry.Born in Adelaide, Wesley Dean’s musical journey began at a very young age. After winning the 2008 season of Australian Idol, Wesley established himself as one of the brightest emerging new talents in Australia.After a break from the industry, Wesley met his wife and became a father of two, but still he couldn’t find himself parting with his true calling. “I started writing in my home studio – but this time, with a renewed heart for the craft. Now, five years later, I have 20 new songs recorded and ready to release to the world.”last_img read more

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What is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act?

first_imgCongress enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976 to protect people and the environment from solid and hazardous waste. The idea was to regulate sources of waste such as underground storage tanks and municipal landfills.It’s a good bet that lawmakers never meant the law to apply to livestock manure. When enacting RCRA, Congress found that “agricultural wastes which are returned to the soil as fertilizers or soil conditioners are not considered discarded materials in the sense of this legislation.”advertisementadvertisementBut that hasn’t deterred environmentalists.They’re now using RCRA as the basis for their lawsuits against five Yakima Valley dairy producers. They say the dairymen have applied manure to fields beyond agronomic rates and have allowed liquid manure to seep from lagoons, polluting the aquifer. This amounts to “discarding” the manure, a violation of RCRA and a threat to public health and the environment, plaintiffs allege.The dairymen insist that they’re not discarding anything. Why would they? Manure has value as fertilizer. Besides, they argue, the state of Washington specifically excludes the management of manure under its definition of solid waste.Manure also has added value as compost. The Cow Palace, one of the dairies being sued, produces 35,000 to 40,000 tons of organic compost per year and ships much of it out of the area.In fact, of the 68 dairy operations in Yakima County, 57 of them export manure, according to industry figures. Thirty-seven of them convert some of the manure into compost.advertisementDairy industry leaders say the lawsuits are an attempt to expand the scope of RCRA to govern, for the first time, the use and handling of manure in agricultural operations.Dairymen and their attorneys asked the court to dismiss all five lawsuits.Federal Judge Thomas Rice denied the motion. In his ruling, Rice said that it’s untenable to argue that “manure that was initially intended to be used as fertilizer can never become ‘discarded’ merely because it is unintentionally leaked or overapplied.”Shortly after the environmental groups filed their lawsuits, four of the five dairies agreed to remediation under an EPA administrative order. One dairy refused to sign the consent decree, choosing instead to sell off its herd and exit the business.The order requires the dairies to undertake several actions for a period of eight years, including conducting regular groundwater monitoring and field application testing.They must meter irrigation flow and install electronic sensors at the bottom of the root zone in each field where liquid manure is applied. The sensors must include an automatic shutoff feature to minimize water movement below the root zone. The dairies must also provide alternative drinking water sources to affected neighbors.advertisementBut the EPA order fell far short of what environmentalists wanted. They see it as fundamentally flawed.“What was achieved between the EPA and the four dairies is an incomplete agreement,” Charles Tebbutt, attorney for the plaintiffs, says in a telephone interview.“It doesn’t deal with the leaking lagoons; it doesn’t deal with the fact that the NRCS standards are not based on science, but rather politics. It doesn’t deal with what happens to the manure constituents when they get below the root zone,” he says.The EPA order was based on the agency’s limited authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act and not under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Tebbutt says.“RCRA has far broader abilities for agencies, citizens and the courts to impose necessary remedial relief,” he says.Much is at stake.If plaintiffs prevail with the lawsuit, the precedent will be felt by livestock operations nationwide, industry officials say.The plaintiffs want the federal court to declare day-to-day operations of the dairies an imminent threat to public health and the environment. They want the dairies to be declared illegal dumps.If the environmental groups win, it could spawn a flood of similar suits across the country, industry leaders warn.“Losing is not an option. Ultimately, we have to come out victorious, period, end of story,” says Kevin Abernathy, director of regulatory affairs for the Milk Producers Council in California.“If you’re in the livestock industry, and it doesn’t matter what segment of the industry it is, you’d better be paying attention to this,” he says.Environmentalists have already signaled their intent to sue a dairy in southern California, citing RCRA as the basis for their complaint. It would be the first such case in the state, he said.What really fries Abernathy is that these lawsuits “call into question the technical standards of the USDA and NRCS,” he says.Environmentalists often target large operations, or what they call “factory farms,” while at the same time extolling the virtues of small-scale local production.“It sounds good when you’re trying to get dollars put into your coffers, but the reality and the science shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the most environmentally friendly agriculture is ‘large’ agriculture,” Abernathy says.Larger agricultural operations are actually more likely to have the resources to invest in the required infrastructure, he says.Nowadays farmers everywhere are being told that their operations must be sustainable.Well, what could be more sustainable than collecting manure from cows, applying it back on forage crops as fertilizer and then harvesting the crop and feeding it back to the cows?“Dairy farmers, with their livestock, don’t waste anything,” Abernathy says. “It’s an extremely sustainable model.” PDDave Wilkins is a freelance writer based in Twin Falls, Idaho.last_img read more

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Heyneke Meyer named Springbok coach

first_imgMeyer said he wanted to be a Springbok coach “for the people and all South Africans out there, and I want to make myself accessible to all people. ‘Unanimous choice’ “It’s a huge, huge honour,” Meyer told the press conference in Cape Town following the announcement of his appointment. His contract with the South African Rugby Union (Saru) is for four years. “I want all our supporters to be proud of the Springbok team, the Springbok jersey, and what it stands for, because, for me, this is very important, and this is the country that I love. “I truly want to unite our country through the team, but I can’t do this alone. I need every single South African citizen to help me to make this the best team in the world.” 27 January 2012 “The Springboks are Saru’s top priority,” Hoskins said. “Heyneke’s coaching pedigree is second to none in South Africa. He will be an asset to the Boks and South African rugby in general. “I realise that winning is the most important thing … but I’ve always coached to make a difference to the people of our country, and I truly believe that I can make a difference.” He then returned to the Blue Bulls in an executive role, but has been released from his position to allow him to take up the reins as Springbok coach. Meyer was a leading candidate to replace Jake White after the Rugby World Cup in 2007, but the job was went instead to Peter de Villiers. After a short stint as head coach of the Leicester Tigers in 2008, Meyer returned home on compassionate leave and then resigned from the English club.center_img “I’ve always coached to make a difference to the people of our country,” Heyneke Meyer said on his appointment as the new Springbok coach on Friday, calling on the people of South Africa to get behind their rugby team. A coach ‘for the people of South Africa’ Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Saru president Oregan Hoskins said the choice of Meyer as coach had been unanimous from the general and executive councils of Saru. Meyer has previous experience with the Springboks, having served as an assistant coach to both Nick Mallett and Harry Viljoen. “I truly realise that it’s a huge responsibility, because you carry the hopes and dreams of the whole of South Africa on your shoulders, but I am ready and I am looking forward to the challenge,” Meyer said. Run of success with the Bulls “Heyneke has our full support, and we know he won’t leave any stone unturned as he strives to take the Boks back to the top of international rugby.” At the time, Meyer was coming off a run, from 2002 to 2006, as coach of the Blue Bulls that included three Currie Cup titles in succession and a shared title with the Free State Cheetahs. In 2007, he led the Vodacom Bulls to the first ever Super 14 title won by a South African team.last_img read more

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RLPSA Names David Johnston, CFI as New Board President

first_imgThe Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA) has named David Johnston, CFI as the new Board President. Johnston is currently the Senior Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security for Dunkin’ Brands. After starting his loss prevention career as an Internal Investigator with Jordan Marsh, Dave has served both as a loss prevention leader and as a solution provider over the course of his 28-plus years in loss prevention, serving with J. Baker, LP Innovations, and Datavantage/Micros Systems as well as Dunkin’ Donuts. He holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bunker Hill Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.“I wish to thank recent Past President Rob Holm, Anne Sullivan and Tamara Wasserman for their contributions as board members, and welcome Linda Zaziski from Little Caesar’s, Ken Gladney from Taco Bueno, and Steve Longo from Cap Index to our board,” says Johnston. “The ideas and efforts of those before us will be the springboard to continue to transform our industry and bring growth to our association… I thank you all for the opportunity to serve as President, and I, along with the board members look forward to a great year.”Congratulations Dave!- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Mobile Firefox Comes to Android (Sort of)

first_imgFennec: Slow to Launch?We first heard of Mozilla’s plans to bring Fennec to Android back in June of last year when Google announced a change in how software can run on Android. After the release of a new Android NDK that used C/C++ programming languages – the same as Firefox – Mozilla began to consider the possibilities of bringing the Fennec browser to the Google-branded mobile platform. In October, Mozilla CEO John Lilly re-confirmed the organization’s plans to build an Android version, while touting its many features like support for “Javascript, CSS, Flash, SVG, video and audio.” It would be “the first mobile browser to support add-ons,” he said. Now it’s nearly 9 months later and there’s still not a usable version of the browser for Android devices – just pre-alpha builds like this. Should we be concerned? Should Mozilla? While waiting for a real version of Fennec, the popularity of Webkit-based browsers continues to grow, Opera gains mobile ground (especially on feature phones), and last month, Microsoft announced a new mobile OS launching by year-end, Windows Phone 7 Series. This OS will include an updated version of Internet Explorer Mobile that offers multi-touch gesture support and tabbed browsing, among other features. Mozilla is expected to release a working build of Fennec around the same time, but depending on the exact launch dates, they may not get to claim “first” anymore – at least among the top web browsers out there. (Third-party apps already deliver tabbed browsing on various mobile devices). That being said, support for Mozilla is still strong. And once functional, it may have a lot more to offer than its competitors. In the meantime, intrepid Android geeks will be definitely be interested in giving this new fan-compiled Fennec build a look. However, general Android users should probably stay away for now – this version is by no means meant for daily use. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Fennec, the mobile version of the Firefox web browser, is now available in an early build designed for Android handsets thanks to a fan-compiled download posted on an Android developers forum. And by early, we mean unofficial, pre-alpha, device-specific and downright buggy. But for anyone interested in mobile browser developments, this port is an interesting sneak peek into the future of Firefox’s mobile plans.Fennec for DroidGerman developer Martin Schirr’s version of Fennec is ideal for Droid users because it requires a hardware-based keyboard. Without support for touch input or multi-touch, it won’t work on all flavors of the Google Android mobile operating system. It’s also a hefty download – 41 MB in size. And it freezes upon first boot. Plus, it’s slow and prone to crashes and bugs. But that’s what pre-alpha means – especially a pre-alpha that wasn’t released by the Mozilla organization itself. So what can you do with the Android version of Fennec? Well, you can test out its features, like tabbed browsing, tab synchronization between desktop and mobile and browser add-ons. Right now, there aren’t too many add-ons available, but given the stage of development, that’s not surprising. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#Browsers#Google#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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The new Salah? Roma’s wing wizard Cengiz Under

first_imgRoma Who is Cengiz Under? Roma finally have their replacement for Liverpool star Salah Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cengiz Under Roma Getty Images Roma Serie A Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Roma v Milan Milan Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Opinion The Turkish sensation initially struggled to settle at the Stadio Olimpico but the 20-year-old has now netted five times in his last four appearances Manchester City or Roma? That was the dilemma facing Cengiz Under last summer. The Turkish starlet had previously admitted he wanted to play in England more than any other country in Europe. Indeed, he hadn’t even mentioned Serie A while discussing his preferred leagues.However, it became a question of first-team opportunities. According to Cengiz’s agent, Omer Uzun, City were “working in collaboration with Freiburg” with a view to signing the attacker and immediately loaning him to the German side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Cengiz wasn’t keen and instead opted to join Roma, with Monchi proving the “decisive factor”, according to Omer. Roma’s sporting director had forged a reputation as one of the greatest talent scouts in world football by turning several low-cost signings into superstars during his time at Sevilla and he convinced Cengiz that there would be far less obstacles placed between him and the senior squad at the Stadio Olimpico than the Etihad.The Spaniard proved true to his word. Cengiz started Roma’s Serie A opener, against Atalanta, on the bench, but he featured as a substitute during the following weekend’s meeting with Inter at San Siro before earning his first start at home to Verona on matchday three.Cengiz clearly hadn’t settled, though, either at Roma or in Rome, and his difficulties in acclimatising manifested themselves in poor performances. He had never lived alone before and he also struggled with the language. Unsurprisingly, he found the first few months “difficult”. Before the winter break, there were even reports that the €14.9 million signing would be loaned to Sassuolo in exchange for Matteo Politano, a Roma academy graduate who had also previously worked with coach Eusebio Di Francesco at MAPEI Stadium.This was unknown territory for Cengiz, whose career had progressed seamlessly and rapidly up until that point. After starring in Turkey’s second tier for Altinordu as a 17-year-old, he then took the Super Lig by storm with Istanbul Basaksehir, racking up nine goals and seven assists to force his way into the national team squad.By November of last year, he had netted three times in six appearances for his country, so coach Mircea Lucescu took a vested interest in the prodigy’s situation.He spoke Italian with him to help him improve his linguistic skills and urged him to remain at Roma and resist all loan offers.“I also advised Di Francesco to persist with him and work patiently with him because his qualities would’ve come out in the long run,” the Turkey boss revealed.”I’ll be counting on him a lot in the future. Cengiz will become a pillar of the new national team.”Cenzig Under Quote PSThe Roma boss didn’t need convincing of the player’s, though. He wasn’t about to give up on Cengiz just yet.Aside from the youngster’s pace, excellent dribbling skills and powerful left foot – all of which combined to earn him the nickname ‘The Turkish Dybala’ – Di Francesco was impressed by Cengiz’s humility and work ethic. “Cengiz was a wise choice by the club, he needs to improve his choices, but since he arrived, he plays far more for the team than the individual,” the former Sassuolo coach enthused.“Cengiz is only 20, he came to Serie A from another world in football terms. We are not accustomed in Italy to waiting for young talent to develop and I say that with irritation. “People are so quick to point the finger and claim he’s not good enough even to play for the Primavera youth team. You must wait for players to develop.“Obviously a player like Cengiz needs a little more time to assimilate the change in league, the directives or movements that are asked of him.”At this moment, the player has this capacity, sharpness and exuberance to transform what I ask for into something remarkable. I hope he can continue like this, but he must never give up or lose his humility.“But if he keeps training with this determination and hunger, he can become a leader on the pitch.”As a result, he continued to make use of the 20-year-old as a substitute in December before starting him on the left wing against Sampdoria on January 24. Roma were beaten 1-0 in Genoa – their sixth game in a row without a win – but Cengiz had impressed. His reward was a start on his preferred right wing for Roma’s next outing, at Verona, and he took just 43 seconds to vindicate Di Francesco’s faith in him, cutting inside past two players before finding the bottom corner with a sweet strike of his favoured left foot.Cengiz Under Stats PSIt kickstarted not only Cengiz’s career but also Roma’s season. They beat Benevento 5-2 the following weekend at the Stadio Olimpico before triumphing 2-0 at Udinese on Saturday. Cengiz was involved in four of those goals, scoring three and creating another. Six months after Mohamed Salah’s departure for Liverpool, it was quickly claimed that Roma had finally found a worthy successor and there was a clamour for Cengiz to retain his place in the starting line-up for the Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.The winger had not been afforded a single minute during Roma’s group-stage campaign but now Di Francesco felt the youngster was ready.”He is in the optimal psychological mindset and can make the most of any situation,” he enthused, “whereas a few weeks ago he was short on confidence and was hitting [shots] into the stands.”His remarkable transformation was underlined by the way in which he kept his composure to put Roma ahead in Kharkiv to mark his first Champions League appearance with his first Champions League goal.The Giallorossi ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat but, ahead of this weekend’s crucial Serie A clash with a resurgent AC Milan, there is now no doubt that Cengiz will start at the Stadio Olimpico.Manchester City or Roma? It’s taken a while but Cengiz now knows that he made the right choice.last_img read more

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Guardiola eyes more trophies after lifting Carabao Cup

first_imgManchester City Guardiola sets sights on further silverware after ‘outstanding’ Carabao Cup triumph Matthew Scott 03:45 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Guardiola - cropped Getty Images Manchester City League Cup Guardiola Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester City Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva ensured a first crown for Pep at City, and he is keen for more trophies this season Pep Guardiola has set his sights on ending the season laden with silverware after earning his first trophy as Manchester City boss in the EFL Cup final.The Premier League champions-elect swatted Arsenal aside at Wembley on Sunday, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva.Defeat to League One Wigan Athletic ended any talk of City sweeping their way to a quadruple this term, but they will look to restore their 16-point lead atop the Premier League table when they visit Arsenal on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp A place in the last eight of the Champions League also looks secure, City 4-0 up against Basel, and Guardiola will not rest with just the League Cup as he looks to resume the kind of dominance he has previously enjoyed at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.”It was so important to win this one after the defeat in the [FA] Cup,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.”It’s a pity because we played 45 minutes 10 against 11. The FA Cup always is difficult but we played good but, unfortunately, we could not go through.”But now we have to focus absolutely in the Premier League to try to win the games and hopefully arrive good in the quarter finals of the Champions League.”Aguero capitalised on slack Arsenal defending to open the scoring before City hit their stride to pull clear in the second half – with Guardiola elated at their ability to move through the gears.#PEP: It was so important to win this one after the defeat in the [FA] cup [against Wigan]. We played good then but we could not go through. We have to focus on the Premier League to try and win the remaining games.— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 25, 2018″The first half we were not as good,” he said. “A lot of mistakes in the simple passes.”The second half we played with more courage, personality and that’s why we played much, much better. In the second half we were outstanding.”last_img read more

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Glenn apologises for offence in Pep ribbon rant

first_imgGuardiola FA chief Glenn apologises for Star of David and swastika comparison during Guardiola ribbon rant Joe Wright 19:54 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) martin glenn - cropped Getty Guardiola Premier League Manchester City The leader of a UK Jewish group criticised the Football Association CEO for “offensive” comments made during condemnation of Manchester City’s manager Football Association CEO Martin Glenn has apologised for comments regarding the Star of David after he was criticised by the head of the UK’s Jewish Leadership Council.Simon Johnson, head of the JLC, accused Glenn of making “offensive” and “ill-judged” remarks when he listed the Jewish symbol and the swastika among political or religious emblems whose display in games could break football rules.Glenn had been trying to explain why the FA was right to punish Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for displaying a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan independence activists. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “I would like to apologise for any offence caused by the examples I gave when referring to political and religious symbols in football, specifically in reference to the Star of David, which is a hugely important symbol to Jewish people all over the world,” Glenn said in a statement on Monday.”I will be speaking with the Jewish Leadership Council and to [anti-racism group] Kick It Out to personally apologise.”Earlier, Johnson had tweeted: “I have no problem with the FA clarifying Rule 4 and specifying that ALL religious symbols are prohibited on a kit if that is the case.”But, in explaining that decision, the CEO of the FA’s examples are ill judged [sic] and in poor taste.”The Star of David is a Jewish religious symbol of immense importance to Jews worldwide. To put it in the same bracket as the swastika and Robert Mugabe is offensive and inappropriate.”We will raise formally with the FA the Jewish community’s deep disappointment with this statement.”Glenn had been defending the decision to charge Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in matches, a decision that prompted suggestions of FA double standards, after it campaigned for FIFA to allow players to wear commemorative poppies during internationals.”We have re-written Law 4 of the game so that things like a poppy are okay,” Glenn said. “But things that are going to be highly divisive, and that could be strong religious symbols, it could be the Star of David, it could be the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, anything like [former Zimbabwe president] Robert Mugabe on your shirt, these are the things we don’t want.”Glenn went on to reference UKIP, a British Eurosceptic political party, and the terrorist Islamic State group.”Should we have someone with a UKIP badge, someone with an ISIS badge? That’s why you have to be pretty tough that local, regional, national party organisations cannot use football shirts to represent them,” he added. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Reus determined to stay fit for World Cup

first_imgMarco Reus Injury prone Reus vows to stay fit for World Cup Rob Lancaster 23:57 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund v Hamburger SV Bundesliga 10022018 Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images Germany Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The Borussia Dortmund star’s career has been plagued by injury but he is confident he can stay in shape to help Germany defend the world titl Marco Reus is adamant he will not miss out on a second successive World Cup as he aims to secure a place in Germany’s squad for Russia.The Borussia Dortmund forward did not feature in the 2014 edition due to an ankle problem, forcing him to watch on from afar as his compatriots lifted the trophy in Brazil.Having also missed out on Euro 2016, Reus is determined to make sure he is available to play in this year’s event – provided he is recalled by national coach Joachim Low. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 28-year-old only recently returned from a serious knee injury suffered last May, but has scored three goals in as many league games for Dortmund.”I’ll look forward to [the World Cup] when we get there,” Reus said in an interview with the Bundesliga’s official website.”My excitement will grow more and more as we get closer and start playing international games.”We will see what decisions the head coach makes – I’m very relaxed though. I will not miss out through injury.”Reus revealed he has always remained in “close contact” with Low, who will announce a preliminary squad on May 15.”We stay in regular contact of course, particularly because of my injury,” he added.”We message each other and speak on the phone to discuss my progress and other matters. We’re in close contact.”Three goals in three games – Marco Reus is on FIRE! @BVB #DieMannschaft pic.twitter.com/aIZcK4CzCP— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 3, 2018While his short-term future is focussed on finishing the season strongly and, hopefully, making it to the World Cup, Reus admits his latest lengthy absence gave him time to reflect on his future after football.”I think it’s very important that you don’t start thinking about your life after football when you are 33 or 34,” the former Borussia Monchengladbach player said.”There are many more amazing things in this world and it’s important to think about these things before you retire.”It’s difficult for every single player in my opinion because there is such a big hole to fill. The level of fame is no longer there and people are much less interested in you.”That’s actually a good thing because it allows you to do those things that you perhaps were not able to before. I think it’s important to be thinking about your personal life and your family not just when you’ve retired but also during your career.”last_img read more

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