According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are positive of tying down midfielder N’Golo Kante to a new long-term deal.Kante was pivotal to France winning the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and have been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.The former Leicester City midfielder has over two-and-a-half years left on his current Chelsea contract, and the hierarchy at the West London club would feel more comfortable having him sign on a long-term deal.N’golo Kante and Eden Hazard’s contract negotiations have been troublesome for Chelsea, and they can’t afford to lose either or both of them.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Sky Sports reports that Chelsea are in talks over a new contract and are hellbent on keeping Kante.The midfielder has a new attacking midfield role this season under Maurizio Sarri and has started all Premier League matches.He has scored four goals in 105 appearances for Chelsea since signing from Leicester City in July 2016.
Posted: July 30, 2019 Two people rob a Pacific Beach gas station at gunpoint July 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police Tuesday were searching for a man and a woman who robbed a Pacific Beach gas station at gunpoint.It happened around 4:05 p.m. Monday at the Chevron near the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The pair walked into the store, selected some display items and walked up to the counter before the woman pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the register, Buttle said.The clerk complied and the thieves drove away from the store in a dark vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and items from display cases, the officer said.No injuries were reported.Robbery detectives were investigating the heist. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
There has been unnecessary criticism of the formatSAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty ImagesMagnanimity in victory and grace in defeat are essential qualities for a sportsperson. The Indian team and Virat Kohli haven’t lacked either usually. But after this team suffered a loss in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup, among the fans and in the media, there have been unnecessary discussions about the format of the tournament.People have questioned why a team like India, which finished atop the points table and lost just one game in the league stage, is out of the tournament just because of having one bad day, and New Zealand into the final despite suffering three losses in a row at the back end of their league journey.This argument is incredibly stupid as tournaments like World Cup, across sporting disciplines, tend to have a knock-out format in their latter stages. Whether its football, handball or hockey, no major sports decides its world champion through a league format. So, what’s the big deal about India getting knocked out after losing the semi-final? Kiwis rose to the occassion while India didn’t on the big stageTwitter/Cricket World CupThen, there is the argument that World Cup should have an IPL-style format where instead of semis, there should be play-offs. Now, have you ever heard anyone suggesting that a similar format be used in football World Cups? Most probably, no.It just seems that Indians are unwilling to come to terms with the idea that there team has been knocked out. The argument that this format made India’s achievement of finishing atop points table irrelevant is equally flawed. It is because of being at no. 1 in points table that India got to play the weakest among the four semi-finalists – New Zealand.Just recall the exuberance among Indian supporters when Australia lost to South Africa and ensured that Men in Blue won’t be facing either England – the only team that defeated them in the league stage – or Australia – the second most formidable-looking side in the tournament. If the Kiwis proved too tough to beat for India, then it’s not the fault of the format that they are out of the tournament. India would have faced England if they hand’t finished atop the tableAlso, knockout matches have their own unique atmosphere and dynamics. Rising to the occasion in a semi-final or final is something that turns cricketers into legend. In fact, it is in these matches that the temperament and character of players is tested to the hilt. If a team manages to win all its matches in the preliminary stage but falls apart when it matters the most, why should that team not suffer.In short, India’s defeat and New Zealand’s win were fair and square. It’s time to congratulate the Kiwis for rising from the ashes and delivering on the big stage. Indian fans should rue things like a batting line-up overly reliant on Kohli and Rohit Sharma and a middle-order that isn’t able to deal with good spinners. These are the reasons that India is out of the event and not the format.
We had recently shown you how Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani looks like a vision in traditional outfits. Be it her daughter Isha Ambani’s wedding festivities or her son Akash Ambani’s lavish wedding, it was difficult to take our eyes-off Mrs Ambani. Woman of substance, elegance, charisma and charm; Nita Ambani has always emerged as a head-turner at every event.Renowned floral designer Tomas De Bruyne, who had designed Isha Ambani’s wedding set-up, had spoken about the Ambani wedding, in an interview with ET. He said, “We did something called the ‘Rolling Hills’. That was one of the most fun installations we did. They called me in for my sense of colour.” He also seemed to be in awe of the host Mrs Nita Ambani as he said, “I liked the grace, etiquette and pureness of Mrs [Nita] Ambani. She definitely knows what she wants, which is good.”Not just in the business world, even in the film fraternity, celebs are in awe of Mrs Ambani. From Ranbir Kapoor to Shah Rukh Khan; Bollywood shares a warm camaraderie with Nita Ambani. Nita Ambani is the Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation. Apart from this, Nita is also the board member of Reliance Industries and East India Hotels. She also owns the IPL team Mumbai Indians and is the Founder and Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School.Let’s take a look at 7 times Nita Ambani gave us the boss-woman vibes with her stylish attire.
Share Chung Sung-Jun/Getty ImagesNorth Korea has released three American citizens it had been holding captive. Here, South Koreans on Wednesday watch a TV report about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea.North Korea has released three Americans it had been holding captive, in a deal that emerged as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his visit to the isolated country. They will arrive back in the U.S. early Thursday – and President Trump says he will meet the group at the airport.The released Americans are believed to be: Kim Dong Chul, who was arrested in 2015; Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, a teacher who was detained in April 2017; and Kim Hak-song, also known as Jin Xue Song, whose detention was announced shortly after Kim Sang-duk’s.Talk of the captives’ release had increased as the U.S. and North Korea’s regime engaged in rare talks — and worked to arrange a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un. The president said Pompeo has worked out the place and time of the summit, in talks with North Korean officials.Trump confirmed their release in a tweet on Wednesday morning, saying the group was airborne.I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea,” Trump wrote, “with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health.”For Pompeo, this was the second surprise trip to North Korea in recent weeks, having traveled to the country to visit Kim Jong Un in early April while he was CIA director — and before his confirmation as secretary of state.On Wednesday morning, Trump said that “Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.