Press Association Former England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle feels it would be a mistake for Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid this summer, believing the Wales ace might not yet be ready to move abroad. Madrid are reportedly willing to break the £80million world-record fee they paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 to take Bale to the Bernabeu. Bale is said to be keen to speak to Madrid, although Spurs have insisted the 24-year-old, who signed a new four-year contract at White Hart Lane in June 2012, is not for sale. Hoddle concedes there’s a “price on everyone’s head in football” but he feels Bale would be best served staying with Tottenham for now and building on his remarkable 2012/13 campaign which saw him named player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Football Writers’ Association. Hoddle told talkSPORT: “It’s a difficult one but if you’re talking about the lad himself, I would definitely, if I was advising him, I would say he’s not quite ready to go abroad. “I think he’s had a sensational year, for him to pick the reins up in that form would be nigh-on impossible straight away. I don’t feel he’s quite ready off the pitch to make that move.” Hoddle, who knows what it is like to leave Spurs and move abroad after swapping the north London side for Monaco in 1987, added: “It’s one thing setting a standard, it’s keeping the standard which is the hardest thing, the consistency. “My word how consistent he’s been, he’s been nine out of 10 every game, some of the goals he’s scored have been sensational. “That’s what people want to see in football, they pay good money and a lot of money nowadays to go and Real Madrid’s fans will be purring at the thought of having possibly him and Ronaldo in the same team. They can go back and challenge the world again. “When you go abroad the first four, five, six months could be difficult for him to regain that form and if his family are not with him 100 per cent all those things come into it. “I just sense that maybe he might go for the wrong reasons. If he wants to go just for football reasons I think it might be better in a year’s time or maybe two years’ time.”
Norwich boss Alex Neil confirmed striker Lewis Grabban has been suspended by the club until next Tuesday after leaving the team hotel without permission. Grabban – who has been the subject of three rejected bids from Bournemouth – walked out prior to the midweek Capital One Cup win over Rotherham. The 27-year-old will not be involved in the Canaries’ Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday, and his future beyond next week remains unclear. Neil told a press conference: “Lewis Grabban is at the moment suspended until Tuesday. It is an ongoing matter and we are investigating the fact he left the hotel without permission. “The fact is Lewis has been a silly boy and he decided to do what he’s done and he’ll face the consequences of that.” Grabban reportedly left the New York Stadium on Tuesday after being told by Neil that he would start on the bench. The player appears to have been unsettled by the Cherries’ interest but Neil insisted the Canaries would decide whether or not he is allowed to leave the club. Neil added: “The bottom line is anything that happens at Norwich is not within anybody’s power apart from mine and the owners of the club. “That’s the bottom line and that will remain the case, so we are in total control and we will dictate what happens between now and the end of the window.” Press Association
Ralph Lauren took to the official Twitter handle to congratulate the newlyweds for their new journey ahead. The tweet read, “Congratulations to @PriyankaChopra and @NickJonas on the occasion of their wedding. Ralph Lauren is honored to have dressed the couple as well as the members of their wedding party. According to People magazine, groom’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr, officiated the Christian ceremony, where the couple exchanged their wedding bands, designed by the popular jeweller Chopard. The couple has been grabbing all hearts since their marriage in November and the pictures from their wedding and receptions have taken the internet by storm. Deepika took to her Instagram account to share the pictures of their star-studded wedding reception. In the first picture, shared by the newlywed bride, Deepika looks breathtaking in a red veil covering her face, while in the second picture the couple sits hand-in-hand.Read More |Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani make their relationship official!This is not the only star wedding that has taken the internet by storm. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s marriage ceremony took place on Saturday, exchanging the wedding vows as per Catholic traditions at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Dressed in Ralph Lauren couture, the 36-year-old looked the perfect bride in the custom-made wedding gown. New Delhi: The reception of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh attracted the rich and famous from all fields, including the world of sports. MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team skipper along with Hardik Pandya and Sachin Tendulkar stole the show with their glamorous presence at the reception of Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in Mumbai. This was the couple’s third reception after they got married at the picturesque Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy on November 14. Along with Dhoni, Tendulkar and Pandya, other prominent sports personalities like Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri and Pullela Gopichand.Read More |DeepVeer cut a pretty picture in hot red and dashing black Dhoni came along with his wife Sakshi while Tendulkar came with his son Arjun Tendulkar and wife Anjali. Apart from sports, many Bollywood stars attended the function. Kapil Dev and his wife Romi were also in attendance.Read More |Priyanka Chopra mehendi pictures: Perfect beauty with all its glee For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vinesh sealed the India’s first Tokyo Olympics berth in wrestling with an 8-2 win over Sarah Hildebrandt of USA in her second bout of the repechage round. With this win, the Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat also qualified for the bout for bronze medal at the ongoing Wrestling World Championship. She is now just one win away from clinching her maiden Worlds medal. Vinesh Phogat will take on two-time world medallist Maria Prevolaraki from Greece in the bronze medal match. The Asian Games gold medallist has defeated Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya from Ukraine 5-0 in her first bout of the repechage round. Vinesh had lost to reigning champion Mayu Mukaida on Tuesday. However, the Japanese Mukaida later reached the final helping Vinesh stay in the hunt for the bronze medal.India’s Pooja Dhanda registered beat Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich of Belarus in the Round of 16 to enter the quarterfinals in 59kg.Seema Bisla’s run at the World Championships ended with a 3-11 loss to Ekaterina Poleshchuk in her repechage second match. She also failed to seal a Tokyo Olympics berth.India’s Sarita lost to European Championship bronze winner Anastasia Nichita in the qualification round of the 57kg category. Kiran Bishnoi lost to 2017 world silver medalist Aline Focken of Germany after in the 76kg qualification match.Both Sarita and Kiran will be hoping to see their opponents reach the final and send them into the repechage round.
Stacey Ili is back in the Connacht side for Sunday’s Guinness Pro 12 encounter with Cardiff in Wales.Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane and Kieran Marmion are all out through Ireland duty.Joey Carberry, Mike Ross and Dave Kearney all return from injury for Leinster’s clash with Treviso in Italy on Sunday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several drastic changes have been made or proposed to U.S. immigration laws since 2017 which has serious implications for the Caribbean-American immigrant community, and people who are living in the Caribbean and interested in migrating to the U.S.As 2020 commences, we think it’s necessary to review the status of these changes, and look forward to what the immigration landscape could look like in the new year.The following changes have been implemented by the Trump administration since January 2017: Overall Trump Administration Strategy: Extreme processing delays of residential immigrant status, increased USCIS requests for evidence, escalation of application denials and deportations.Reduced Family-Sponsored Immigration: Early on in 2017, President Trump proposed dramatic changes to the existing immigration system, which would cut family sponsored immigration by 50 percent and move to a merit-based system. These proposals were later embodied in the RAISE Act Bill, introduced in the Senate, which would eliminate most current categories for family-sponsored immigration, including those for parents, adult children and siblings.The bill failed to pass Congress, but the administration nevertheless tried to implement as many policies as possible to reduce family immigration using existing laws, including:Public Charge rule – In August 2019 the Department of Homeland Security issued a directive to implement a controversial new “public charge” rule which gives the government broad discretion to deny immigration benefits to applicants, including those applying for residency. The rule greatly expands the types of prohibited government benefits and introduces factors which USCIS officers must use to determine whether immigrants would be likely to need public aid in the future, allowing them to deny residency to those including: young and old immigrants, those with low education and those who lack English fluency.The policy was set to be implemented in October 2019 but was temporarily stopped by several federal courts.Health Insurance – On October 4, 2019, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation to deny entry of immigrants who are unable to prove they have the financial ability to pay for health insurance within 30 days of entering the U.S. The measure would allow consular officials to deny immigrant visas to thousands of family members unable to provide proof of financial resources available to pay for such health insurance. The new policy called “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System,” was set to take effect on November 1 but has also been temporarily blocked by a federal judge from being implemented.DACA Termination: President Trump cancelled the DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program in 2017, which was implemented in 2012 by President Barack Obama. Lawsuits were filed to prevent termination of the program and several Federal courts later issued temporary orders to force the USCIS to continue to accept DACA renewals until the cases were resolved. Recently the Supreme Court heard arguments on the DACA issue. Indications are that the majority of conservative justices agree that the administration has the power to terminate all DACA benefits. The court is expected to issue its ruling in the Spring of 2020.Travel Ban: After several attempts in 2017 the Trump administration was successful in enacting a travel ban on certain categories of individuals from eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela (government employees & families) and Yemen).USCIS Mission Statement Changed: On February 2018, new Trump appointee, USCIS Director Francis Cissna, changed the agency’s mission statement, taking the term “nation of immigrants” out, saying “The old mission statement did not accurately describe the full scope of what USCIS does [and it] eroded the dignity and importance of the work of USCIS while confusing employees and the public about who USCIS serves.”NTA Rule: In June 2018 the USCIS issued a new rule which requires USCIS officers to issue a “notice to appear” in deportation court to immigrants who are denied for nearly any type of immigration case. This makes the filing of any kind of immigration application risky for the applicant. What to Expect In 2020!Here are a few of the major immigration-related policies and initiatives expected to emerge or continue during 2020:Increase Immigration Fees: In November 2019, the Trump administration announced plans to dramatically increase USCIS filing fees, in some cases by more than 60 percent for example Naturalization fees would jump from the current $725 fee to $1,170 and Residency filing fees to adjust status inside the U.S. will go from $1,760 to $2,750. The new fees are expected to begin in early 2020.The Public Charge rule and Health Insurance Presidential Proclamation: which are temporarily on hold have been appealed and are currently being considered in several Federal appeals courts which may rule in the administration’s favor. If this happens, both restrictive measures could quickly be implemented very quickly.Elimination of “Concurrent Filing” To Prevent Many Family Members From Adjusting Status In The U.S.: The Trump administration is expected to announce a new rule in the coming months to eliminate “concurrent filing” and prevent many spouses, children and other immigrants from obtaining green cards inside the U.S.. The term “concurrent filing” means the “filing together” of applications. The proposal is expected to prevent many family members from filing an immigrant petition (form I-130) and residency application (form I-485) together along with work and travel permit applications. Instead, sponsoring family members would be required to file and obtain approval of the I-130 family petition first, before the spouse or child would be allowed to file for residency. This may take one year or more.DACA Termination: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the continuation of DACA benefits in the Spring of 2020 which will very likely allow the Trump administration to terminate the DACA program, affecting over one million young adults who will be at risk, without legal status or work authorization. If this is the ruling, it will then be up to Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers.Ramped-up Immigration Raids & Enforcement: During the past several years, the level of immigration arrests have skyrocketed as part of sweeping ICE raids throughout the U.S., targeting businesses and immigrant communities. These raids are expected to continue with more frequency in 2020.Increased Application Denials and Notices To Appear (NTA): The USCIS continues to deny applications at a staggering rate. For H-1B work visas, the denial rate has skyrocketed to an astounding 33 percent, up from only 6 percent in 2015. In addition, in accordance with the NTA directive issued by the USCIS in 2018, Notices To Appear in deportation court are authorized in most immigration cases where an application is denied.Virtual Elimination Of Asylum Protections: Under President Trump’s so called “Remain in Mexico” (formally named Migrant Protection Protocols) program, over 55,000 asylum-seekers who fled South and Central America have been turned away at the southern U.S. border, and have instead been required to wait in Mexico for a future asylum court date. Asylees lucky enough to apply inside the U.S. have also been affected by new policies which have eliminated expedited processing of work permits and require certain applicants to wait for one year instead of 150 days after filing for asylum to apply for permission to work.
Share Related Articles Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams July 22, 2020 Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines January 15, 2020 Manchester-based digital design agency Degree 53 has launched a dedicated ‘Gaming’ division focused on creating bespoke web and project development services for igaming/betting customers.Stating its intent to grow its services within the gambling sector, Degree 53 management has confirmed that it will support the division with 20+ new dedicated roles.Managing Director of Degree 53, Andrew Daniels, commented on the division “The gambling industry has always been one of our core sectors. However, over the past year, the work has become increasingly specialised, and we feel the time is right to separate that service from the main agency. This is why we’ve decided to create a new gaming division and recruit more talented team members.”Degree 53 plans to establish itself as a go-to specialist for bespoke project delivery be it for design, development or technology, as gaming operators seek to differentiate their services in the ultra-competitive market.“We’re looking to fill some technical and creative roles that will help us drive this expansion and the new division. This way, we’ll be able to scale our services and gaming proposition in the future.” Daniels addedDegree 53 has launched a new website detailing its new division’s services and provisions. More information about career opportunities at Degree 53 can be found at https://www.degree53.com/careers/ Submit StumbleUpon bet365 continues Manchester expansion with new offices March 13, 2020 Share
Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods will be presented with America’s highest civilian honour by President Donald Trump in Washington next week.The 43-year-old, who won the Masters at Augusta in April, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on Monday, 6 May.American Woods overcame persistent injury problems – including four back operations culminating in fusion surgery in April 2017 – to win his first major title for 11 years with a one-shot victory at Augusta.Trump had already revealed in a tweet last month that Woods was to receive the honour following his performance at the Masters.The Presidential Medal of Freedom, introduced by John F Kennedy in 1963, recognises “individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours”.Woods is the fourth golfer to receive the accolade, after Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and the PGA Tour’s first black player, Charlie Sifford.Billie Jean King and Michael Jordan are among other athletes to win the award.–Source: BBC Sport
Black Stars and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey has been named Sports Man of the Year at the 2020 EMY Africa Awards.The event held on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Accra was the 5th of its kind with many personalities honoured on the night.For the second year running, the Ghanaian international footballer was named as the best sportsman of the year for his incredible performances over the season.The Rojiblancos midfielder beat off competition from Black Stars and Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew, as well as Coach C.K Akonnor and boxer Wasiru Mohammed.With a series of individual brilliance, the Ghanaian has been linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano.Many reports suggest that Arsenal are keen to seal a deal for the 27-year-old Atletico Madrid star.
Ranking top 10 sports events Dec. 19-25 you won’t want to miss:NO. 1: NBA CHRISTMAS DAY GAMES: CLIPPERS at LAKERSDetails/TV: At Staples Center, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, Prime TicketThe NBA will market this day as “The Most Dunktastic Time of the Year,” putting out some TV spots that include the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell jingling through it all. As if we need to be sold on NBA Christmas, the 12-hour holiday gift that keeps on giving something to watch on an NFL-light Sunday. Conversely, if you’re not part of this made-for-TV package, then you’re not on the national radar. So, at the end of the day, after we’ve plowed through Boston at New York (9 a.m., ESPN), a Golden State at Cleveland rematch from last year’s final (11:30 a.m., Ch. 7), Chicago at San Antonio (2 p.m., Ch. 7) and Minnesota at Oklahoma City (5 p.m., ESPN) we get our geographically friendly late-night slot — prime time, for two teams that you can only hope haven’t overindulged on eggnog during the day-long gift exchange. Otherwise this could come out looking uglier than some of the Ugly Christmas sweaters the NBA actually also tries to sell this time of year as some sort of quirky thing to wear.The league waited nearly two full months before making the two L.A. teams face off for the first of four scheduled meetings. Maybe it’s so each could find their footing before trying to claim hallway right-of-way protocol. The Clippers’ and Lakers’ records are, to this point, pretty much reversed, as sort of expected, except that Luke Walton’s team was probably better equipped to face Doc Rivers’ group earlier, before this December-not-to-Remember stretch happened. It’s the first time the Lakers are able to take their home court in weeks, having been banished (as well as the Clippers and Kings) because of a Disney ice show.If something goes wrong here, the Lakers have four more chances against the Clippers in 2017: Jan. 14, March 21 and April 1. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Also this week for the Lakers: A seven-game road trip finishes at Charlotte (Tuesday, 4 p.m., SSN), at Miami (Thursday, 5 p.m., TNT and SSN) and at Orlando (Friday, 4 p.m., SSN)Also this week for the Clippers: Three at Staples Center against Denver (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket), vs. San Antonio (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket) and vs. Dallas (Friday, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket).NO. 2: NFL WEEK 16: RAMS vs. SAN FRANCISCODetails/TV: At the Coliseum, Saturday, 1:25 p.m., Ch. 11The 4-10 Rams will have had 10 days to exhale after their last poopfest in Seattle. No clue if Jared Goff’s concussion protocol has ended with his realization that maybe he should have stayed an extra year at Cal. This may be his best, and only, shot at engineering a victory after five straight losses and numerous hits to the head and everywhere else. The Rams, of course, embarrassed themselves in the season opener with a 28-0 road loss to the 49ers on a Monday night. It remains as San Francisco’s lone victory heading into the next-to-last week of the regular season.Also this week:NFL Week 15: Carolina at Washington, Monday at 5:30 p.m., ESPNNFL Week 16: N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, Thursday at 5:25 p.m., Channel 4 and NFL Network; San Diego at Cleveland, Saturday at 10 a.m.; Indianapolis at Oakland, Saturday at 1:05 p.m.; Minnesota at Green Bay, Saturday at 10 a.m., Channel 11; Baltimore at Pittsburgh, Sunday at 1:30 p.m., NFL Network; Denver at Kansas City, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Channel 4.NO. 3: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UCLA vs. WESTERN MICHIGANDetails/TV: At Pauley Pavilion, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Pac-12 NetworkThere seems to be very little needed in the tweaking department for the 12-0 Bruins, who are just trying to polish up the resume before the Pac-12 Conference schedule starts in Oregon during the last weekend of the year. The visiting Mid-American Conference Broncos (3-6) started this week by absorbing a loss at the University of Washington in Seattle.Also this week nationally: Kentucky at Louisville, Wednesday at 4 p.m., ESPN; Virginia at Cal, Wednesday at 7 p.m., ESPN2NO. 4: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: USC vs. MISSOURI STATEDetails/TV: At the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Thursday, 8 p.m., FS1Here’s an eight-team pretend tournament — the Las Vegas Classic — that results in the Trojans also getting a game Friday against either DePaul or Wyoming (at 5:30 or 8 p.m.). USC starts the week with a calculated shot of improving to 11-0 when it faces Cornell at Galen Center (Monday, 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Net). Then, the Pac-12 Conference starts.Also this week in Southern California:Long Beach State: vs. The Masters, Walter Pyramid, Monday at 7 p.m.; vs. Colorado State, Walter Pyramid, Thursday at 7 p.m.Cal State Northridge: at Boise State, Wednesday at 6 p.m.Loyola Marymount: at Colorado State, Monday at 6 p.m.; vs. UT Arlington at Gersten Pavilion, Thursday at 7 p.m.Pepperdine: at Louisiana Lafayette, Tuesday at 5 p.m.; at Montana, Thursday at 6 p.m.NO. 5: NHL: KINGS at DALLASDetails/TV: Friday, 5:30 p.m., FSWHang a star on this one, the seventh game in a nine-stop road span. But at least the team comes home after this game for the first time since Dec. 12 to rest up during the Christmas weekend.Also this week for the Kings: At Columbus, Tuesday at 4 p.m., FSW; at Nashville, Thursday at 5 p.m., FSWNO. 6: NHL: DUCKS at MONTREALDetails/TV: Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Prime TicketAmidst their own six-game, two-week road banishment, the Ducks land in the heart of Canadian hockey with appearances here as well as at Toronto (Monday, 4:30 p.m., PT) and at Ottawa (Thursday, 4:30 p.m. PT) before being allowed to come back to Southern California.NO. 7: COLLEGE BOWL GAMES:ARMED FORCES BOWL: NAVY vs. LOUISIANA TECHDetails/TV: At Fort Worth, Tex., Friday at 1:30 p.m., ESPNThis is the week that could disappear from the college football bowl season and perhaps no one would notice. Only one Top 25 team plays — Navy — and they’re taking their battleships to Texas instead of the Bahamas or Honolulu where it might do some good. And what was wrong with that home-field advantage in San Diego? The rest of the schedule is simply embarrassing — Idaho and Hawaii have home games disguised as a bowl — but we’ll give it here anyway:Miami Beach Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Tulsa, at Marlins Park in Miami, Monday at 11:30 a.m., ESPNBoca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday at 4 p.m., ESPNPoinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego: BYU vs. Wyoming, Wednesday at 6 p.m., ESPNIdaho Potato Bowl: Idaho vs. Colorado State in Boise, Idaho, Thursday at 4 p.m., ESPNPopeyes Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion at Nassau in the Bahamas, Friday at 10 a.m., ESPNDollar General Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy at Mobile, Ala., Friday at 5 p.m., ESPNHawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Saturday at 5 p.m. ESPNNO. 8: HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:STATE CHAMPIONS BOWL SERIESDetails/TV: At Frisco, Texas, Friday at 3 and 6:30 p.m., ESPNUHow might a school like California’s new state Open Division champion St. John Bosco do against the best in other states? During their 15-game run this fall, the Braves blew past Cincinnati’s St. Xavier, but lost to Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman early on. This is something of a mythical national championship event, but there are no conclusions drawn, except to allow the state titlists from Arizona (Chandler) and Georgia (Valdosta) to square off as well as those from Utah (Bingham) vs. Florida (St. Thomas Aquinas) at the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility. Compare and contrast.NO. 9: SPECIAL: “SPORTSCENTER STORIES OF THE YEAR”Details/TV: Sunday at 3 p.m., ESPNWe’re a sucker for these, especially in this slowest week of the year. Also: “SC Top Plays of the Year,” Saturday at 3 p.m., ESPNNO. 10: “THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY”Details/TV: Sunday at 11:30 a.m., MLB NetworkThe 1950 movie starring Jackie Robinson as himself never gets old during the cold winter months awaiting the start of spring training. In fact, we couldn’t blame you for just leaving the MLB Net on from now until pitchers and catchers report.