Neymar back in training with Brazil ahead of World Cup

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Paris Saint-Germain striker was joined by Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Danilo as he took part in drills, using his recovering foot to dribble cones and shoot from long and close range.Neymar was cleared to take part in training after undergoing a medical exams earlier Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial French Open ’18: From Serena and Rafa to rain, what to know Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Brazil’s Neymar, left, runs with the ball during a practice session of the Brazil national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)TERESOPOLIS, Brazil — Neymar was back in training on Tuesday to give Brazil a big boost ahead of the World Cup.Neymar has been sidelined since February after having surgery on his right foot but spent an hour training on the main pitch at Brazil’s Granja Comary training ground in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Deputy Speaker Collected US$50K in PUP Benefits

first_imgA dismissed managing director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) being tried for allegedly misapplying US$6 million from the Private Use Permit (PUP) funds told Criminal Court ‘C’ that Deputy House Speaker, Hans Barchue, received over US$50,000 from the permits.Witness Moses Wogbeh in his testimony claimed that the money was part of what his administration collected from companies that were operating under the permits across the country.“The Speaker received the money as a cash contribution for the people of Compound #1 in Grand Bassa County,” the defense witness further alleged, adding, “the US$50,000 was received from Forest Venture one of several logging companies operating under the PUPs in the county.”Wogbeh together with three other managers of the FDA and a senior surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME) were accused of issuing 61 PUPs that authorized commercial logging on nearly 2.5 million hectares of farmland in the country.They are facing charges including criminal conspiracy, forgery or counterfeiting and deceptive obstruction of government by public servants.Besides Speaker Barchue’s US$50,000, the defense witness claimed that government also received an undisclosed financial benefit from the PUPs that were issued.He went on to say that the financial benefit was through export tax, and administrative and block inspection fees, while the communities also received cash benefits including repair of roads, bridges and the construction of clinics.”He made the revelation when he was asked to explain whether government or a community under whose approval he issued the PUPs received financial or material benefits.Further in his testimony, the defense witness admitted issuing the permits but failed to say how much of the 61 permits his administration issued to companies to carry out logging activities in the county.“We relied on the 2006 National Forestry Law and its regulation to issue the permits to companies in the country,” he contended.This is the second time that witness Wogbeh has accused senior government officials of being aware of the issuance of the controversial PUPs.Recently, he implicated Agriculture Minister, Florence Chenoweth, who was then chairperson of the Board of Directors of the FDA, of approving the issuance of the PUPs, a claim to which the minister is yet to respond.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

30 Schools Sign MoU with Reading Liberia 2020

first_imgReading Liberia has redesigned its program for the period 2016-2021. Five years ago, the comprehensive reading program was instituted in 72 schools involving 33,610 students and 1,313 teachers. For the next five years, the program will be working with an additional 60 schools in Margibi, Bomi and Grand Bassa counties. The Reading Liberia program, which has been renamed WE-CARE/CODE Reading Liberia 2020, kicked off with a 1-day stakeholders’ working meeting on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the WE-CARE Foundation Library, corner of Carey and Gurley Streets. The meeting, which included 65 participants, brought together county chief education officers (CCEOs), district education officers (DEOs), principals and Parent-Teacher Association chairpersons of public and community elementary schools from Bomi and Margibi counties. The purpose of the meeting was to create awareness of the program and ownership by the communities and stakeholders. Thirty public and community elementary schools in Tubmanburg and Kakata were recruited for Cluster I of Reading Liberia 2020 for the academic years 2016 to 2018. WE-CARE Foundation’s program coordinator, Mrs. Yvonne Capehart Weah, informed the participants that WE-CARE Foundation and her partner CODE have redesigned the program to include more mentoring and monitoring activities, which were not the focus of the program in the last five year. According to a statement from the WE CARE Foundation, assessment will also be done both for the students and teachers, and continuous participation of a teacher in the program will depend on the performance of the students. She said that this time around, “the comprehensive reading initiative is meant to enhance teachers’ performance and improve the student learning outcomes of the Liberia children with the collective effort of all stakeholders.” The aim is to develop and foster the culture of reading and writing in our Liberian schools by training teachers to teach reading and writing across the curriculum, using active participatory and cooperative learning strategies and critical thinking methods.Reading Liberia 2020 Program delivery was shared with the participants, principals and PTA chairpersons who later signed affirmation documents promising to abide by all aspects of the Reading Program. The participants expressed gratitude to CODE and WE-CARE for the innovative education program. “They assured their cooperation and support for the program,” the statement concluded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chancellor to rule in Sovereignty of the people case today

first_imgChancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Carl Singh is expected to rule on a State-sponsored appeal against former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang’s ruling that in Guyana, sovereignty resides in the people and not in the Parliament as it does in Britain; and as such, certain fundamental clauses in the Constitution that serve to define its substantive nature, can only be altered by a referendum of the people. It is analogous to the reverse requirement that when a referendum of the people of Britain chose Brexit, their Supreme Court ruled that their Parliament as sovereign rather than the British people had to make the decision.Justice Chang’s ruling was appealed by then Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman and current Attorney General Basil Williams. The constitutional challenge case was led by Georgetown resident Cedric Richardson in February 2015, and sought the court’s interpretation on the National Assembly’s changes to Article 90 as it related to four restraints on the freedom of choice by citizens at national elections. As adumbrated by Justice Chang, “The purported alteration of Article 90 by Act No. 17 of 2001, in substance and effect, undoubtedly diminishes the democratic rights of the electorate in electing a person of their own choice as President, by excluding from Presidential candidature:(1) Citizens of Guyana not resident in Guyana on Nomination Day(2) Citizens of Guyana resident in Guyana on Nomination Day but who have not been continuously resident in Guyana for seven years prior to that date(3) Citizens of Guyana by registration(4) Citizens of Guyana who have served for two terms as President.As such, the purported alteration by Act No 17 of 2001 purports to curtail the people’s electoral democratic choices and to offend the declaration in Article 1 that Guyana is a democratic state (in which the sovereignty resides in the people Article 9). This is precisely why, for the purpose of any alteration of Articles 1 and 9, the voice of two-thirds of the elected members of the National Assembly is not the voice of the people.”The case, which was /led by Attorneys Emily Dodson and Shawn Allicock, on behalf of Richardson, argued that Act 17 of 2001, which was passed by a two-third majority in the National Assembly, unconstitutionally curtails and restricts his sovereign and democratic rights and freedom as a qualified elector to elect specific persons of their choice as President of Guyana.Richardson had contended that the limit was unconstitutional and illegal. He sought the court’s interpretation to determine whether the amendment with referendum should not have been held, instead of the two-third majority in the National Assembly having the powers to decide to limit the number of terms.As such, while the Constitution provides for representative democracy, such representative democracy cannot encroach on popular sovereignty from which it derives and which is entrenched by the requirement of the referendum.Justice Chang’s interpretation of the constitutional provision rested on a “normative” substantive republican values rather than the older, procedurally-driven Liberal view of constitutions as merely “descriptive”. While he cited two cases – the Belize case Bowen vs The Attorney General BZ 2001 SC 2, and the Indian case Kesavananda Bharati vs the State of Kerala (1974) 1 SCC (Jour) 3 to support his ruling, it appears there was a refusal by his critics to deconstruct the difference between the two approaches and to accept as the Indian Supreme Court did, “while there was no implied limit to constitutional amendment, the very nature of the word “amend” meant that Parliament could not abrogate or destroy the foundation or the basic structure of the Constitution.”In the Liberal procedurally driven perspective on constitutions, the protection of the negative freedom of the citizens, adumbrated as “fundamental rights”, against the Leviathan state, is paramount, but as stated by the theorist Jurgen Habermas, in the substantive republican view, “…the State’s raison d’etre does not lie primarily in the protection of equal private rights but in the guarantee of an inclusive opinion- and will-formation in which free and equal citizens reach an understanding on which goals and norms lie in the equal interest of all.”It is this insistence that it is the will of the people must be untrammelled in the exercise of their positive freedom, that Justice Chang’s ruling rests.And it is this interpretation of the Constitution that the Government via Trotman and Williams rejects and appealed. Today, Chancellor Carl Singh will rule on their appeal.last_img read more

La Liga president says PSG chief not fit for UEFA post

first_imgHis election must still be formally ratified at the UEFA congress on February 7 in Rome.“His nomination must be rejected because it violates all the rules of good governance,” Tebas said in a written statement sent to AFP on Thursday.“Not only because of the (PSG) case in terms of financial fair-play, but also because (Al-Khelaifi) is president of beIN Sports, one of the main television rights holders of UEFA.”The choice of Al-Khelaifi comes while PSG are still under investigation by UEFA for possible violations of financial fair play rules.In 2017, Al-Khelaifi was accused of bribing former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to secure television rights for World Cup tournaments, allegations he denies.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, pictured August 2018, has been put forward by the European Club Association to be one of its two members on UEFA’s primary decision-making body © AFP/File / Valery HACHEMADRID, Spain, Feb 1 – La Liga president Javier Tebas has urged UEFA to block the election of Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to its executive committee.Al-Khelaifi has been put forward by the European Club Association to be one of its two members on UEFA’s primary decision-making body.last_img read more

WOW! STUNNING PICTURE AT LOUGH SALT AT SUNSET

first_imgIT’S been making headlines around the world this week – but no-one has seen it quite like this.Lough Salt has, of course, been the centre of attention since it was revealed that local divers led by Gus O’Driscoll have been diving into it in search of golf balls which may be worth €20,000 each!The golf balls were hit into the lake way back in 1891 by Old Tom Morris, a legendary golfer. But here is Peter McGettigan’s incredible snap taken from the Lough Salt road last evening with Muckish in the background and Glen Lough in the distance.A view that money can’t buy….Have you got a picture? Send it to info@donegaldaily.com.Donegal Daily – Ireland’s BIGGEST local news website – and Donegal’s No1 news source.   WOW! STUNNING PICTURE AT LOUGH SALT AT SUNSET was last modified: December 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOW! STUNNING PICTURE OF LOUGH SALT AT SUNSETlast_img read more

Top Democrats tap education in Assembly race

first_imgForty-five percent of voters in the 43rd Assembly District are Democrats, and 30 percent are Republicans. The Democratic contender who survives the June 6 primary will face one Republican, Michael Agbaba, and one Libertarian, Steve Myers, in the Nov. 7 general election. Krekorian was born in Reseda and became the first in his family to go to college. Quintero is a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the Marines from November 1965 to December 1966. “I went over as a young American kid and came back very much changed, and wanting to obviously help people,” he said. Both candidates are married, and Krekorian has two young sons while Quintero has one adult son. Quintero reports raising about $380,000 since the campaign began, including thousands of dollars from the California Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the Service Employees International Union. Krekorian received fewer contributions from unions, but did receive $6,700 from the California Teachers Association. Other contributors include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and the Humane Farming Action Committee. The Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee of Mill Valley, Calif., also has spent $90,000 to get Krekorian elected. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The two Democrats vying for Dario Frommer’s state Assembly seat are focusing on one word – education. Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero and Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian both know that focusing on schools plays to their respective strengths. Quintero started a business called Alliance for Education in 1976 to retrain laid-off workers for new jobs. He retired from the job a few years ago. “I’ve spent a lifetime helping people achieve their goals, so this isn’t so different,” said Quintero, a City Council member since 2001. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventNow he wants to reduce college tuition and improve the type of career training schools offer. Krekorian is president of the Burbank school board. When the attorney is not representing businesses in breach of contract and other disputes, he puts in 20 hours a week on the board for $400 a month. “I have always strongly believed that public education is the foundation for what we hope our society will be in the future,” he said. “Students in public school now will be leaders, employees and citizens that our state will rely on for generations to come.” Krekorian said one of his proudest accomplishments on the school board was helping create energy-conscious programs, making the district among the most energy efficient in the state. The two candidates seek higher office now as Frommer, D-Glendale, the Assembly majority leader, is termed out. Frommer was first elected in 2000 in a race Krekorian also ran in and lost in the primary. last_img read more

Dreier makes bid for 14th term in Congress

first_imgAlthough he has already been out walking precincts, Rep. David Dreier made it official Tuesday: He will seek a 14th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dreier, chairman of the powerful Rules Committee, made the announcement outside the Sheriff’s headquarters here surrounded by about 30 supporters, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has agreed to serve as campaign chairman. “This man understands what discipline means,’ Baca told the crowd. “He has a perspective to care for those who may not care for him.’ San Dimas Mayor Curtis Moore said, “We would be stupid not to return David to Congress.’ Stephen J. Ipsen, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, was on hand to counter Cooley. Ipsen called on his fellow prosecutors to “lower your egos’ and get behind the legislation. The intense focus on illegal immigration at the kickoff is clearly a response to the 2004 election, in which radio talk show hosts John Koblyt and Ken Chiampou of KFI-AM’s “The John and Ken Show’ urged conservative voters to make Dreier a “political human sacrifice’ for taking too soft a stand on illegal immigration. Dreier won by thinnest margin of any congressman in the state. It was also his closest election since he first entered Congress in 1980. Illegal immigration is expected to be a major issue in the 2006 election as well. Hard-liners already are trying to recruit a “viable’ conservative to challenge Dreier in the primary. One name that recently cropped up is John March, father of slain Temple Station sheriff’s deputy David March. “I think if John March were to run it would create a lot of difficulty for Dreier in the current environment,’ said Mike Spence, president of the Monrovia-based California Republican Assembly. “His son died because of the federal government’s unwillingness to do anything about illegal immigration.’ March reportedly declined the offer to run. But La Canada Flintridge businessman S. Sonny Sardo said he will again challenge Dreier and will make illegal immigration a focal point of his campaign. Sardo lost the primary to Dreier in 2004 by a wide margin. “Regardless of his immigration rhetoric, his votes always end up encouraging more illegal immigration one way or another,’ Sardo said last week. Dreier appears to be readying a more potent defense this time around. In addition to having Baca on his team, he has $2.7 million in campaign funds on hand, and has the clear support of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. Hastert recently gave Dreier some leadership duties after House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was indicted last week. And when the House takes up immigration reform later this year, Hastert is expected to give Dreier a prominent role in pushing the bill. “We think Chairman Dreier will be an asset to the Speaker on that,’ said a spokesman in Hastert’s office. Still, Dreier may continue to be plagued from the far-right in his party, who have been increasingly critical of his votes in favor of stem cell research and against constitutional amendments to ban flag burning and gay marriage. Gary Scott can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458, or by e-mail at160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Dreier, R-Glendora, said he chose to kick off his campaign earlier than usual to bring focus to what he said are the central issues now facing Congress: expanding the economy, reining in federal spending, providing relief to the Gulf Coast region and fighting terrorism. But immigration reform and border security figured most prominently in Dreier’s speech, seemingly an acknowledgment that he must push the issue in this campaign or be exposed to the verbal drubbing he endured last year from hard-line immigration foes. “I believe very strongly in our national security and an important part of that is border security,’ Dreier, 53, said. Linking the region’s “crowded schools, crowded hospitals, crowded freeways and crowded jails’ to illegal immigration, Dreier pledged to fight for more federal assistance to help stem the tide of immigrants across the border as well as to cover the cost to California taxpayers. Dreier also touted recent legislation to make murdering a police officer and fleeing the country a federal crime. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley recently criticized the bill as “unworkable and unnecessary’ and a capitulation “to the Mexican government’s penal theories.’ last_img read more

WOMAN TAKEN FROM RIVER BY GARDAI

first_imgGardai are investigating an incident in which a woman had to be taken from the River Swilly in Letterkenny last night.The woman is believed to have entered the water at the Oldtown Bridge after earlier getting out of a taxi.A passer-by saw the woman and contacted the Gardai who were on the scene quickly. It is believed a Garda entered the water and took the woman from the the river.She was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment but it is understood she is okay.WOMAN TAKEN FROM RIVER BY GARDAI was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiOldtown BridgeRIVER SWILLYlast_img read more

Europe’s most improved XI

first_img Tags: Allan Ssekamatetop Sterling took the decisive penalty for City as they defeated Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final last month (Agency Photo)The international football break offers football writers like yours truly leeway to indulge in off the norm topics. I am glad to use this time to choose Europe’s line up of the eleven most improved players in their positions.1- Alphonse Areola (PSG): Each time I watch Paris Saint Germain custodian Alphonse Areola, he leaves me in no doubt he is PSG’s and Ligue One’s best goalkeeper. Funnily, his best goalkeeping display was in his club’s only league defeat at Olympique Lyon when he made countless saves but still couldn’t prevent the Parisians from falling 1-2. The 2019-20 season will be perfect time for Areola to take outright ownership of PSG’s number one jersey from veteran Gigi Buffon. Even France’s first choice Hugo Lloris isn’t safe.2-Aaron Wan Bissaka (Crystal Palace):  Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold, Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich and Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo are all a delight. But in terms of pound for pound raw improvement, no one comes close to Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan Bissaka. He can count himself unlucky not to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England set up for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro. Bissaka’s superb game reading, effortless pace and infinite comfort on the ball means he will share the Three Lions right back slot with Alexander Arnold for many years to come.3- Oleksandr Zinchenko (Man City): Signed for a paltry £1.2m, this 21-year-old Ukrainian left back Oleksandr Zinchenko is benefitting from an extended run in the side thanks to injury to the club’s £50m first choice in his position Benjamin Mendy. It’s a measure of how well Zinchenko is doing that when City were trailing 0-2 in Saturday’s FA Cup rubber with Swansea City, the first player Pep Guardiola brought on to steady the ship was the Ukrainian. He is an easy choice.4- Fabian Schar (Newcastle United): I have always rated this Swiss international highly, not least because he is an all-rounder who can play in central defense and as a holding midfielder. Having followed his progress for half a decade, I was just about to give up on the former Basel defender when he started popping up with one contender after another for goal of the season. If Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United avoid relegation, he can point to Schar and Salomon Randon as the catalysts for their survival.5- Thilo Kehrer (PSG): German international Kehrer is a vital cog in Thomas Tuchel’s Paris Saint Germain side that is racing to a record points tally. Kehrer has overcome early season jitters to become a defensive mainstay because he can play as a right back or as a central defender. Kehrer’s rapid progress has condemned Thomas Mournier to a bit part role and forced Tuchel to push Marquinos into central midfield. The former Schalke defender is at his best operating as part of a back three along with Thiago Silva and Pressnel Kimpembe.6- Moussa Sissoko (Spurs):I always knew France and Spurs midfielder Sissoko possesses tremendous ability. What I didn’t fathom was his ability to transform from a speedy out and out marauding wide man into a composed central midfielder, equally adept at breaking up opposition attacks and initiating counter attacks. Sissoko is benefitting from Victor Wanyama’s extended spell on the sidelines and Moussa Dembele’s move to China. Such has been Sissoko’s progress, I would have him on my shortlist for Premier League team of the season.7- Fabinho (Liverpool): Jurgen Klopp’s decision to splash £40m on Brazilian Fabinho is proving to be inspired brinkmanship. The former Monaco hard man has settled well after teething problems due to the demanding nature of English football and Liverpool’s ultra-competitive gengenpress. His all-round ability has come in handy as Klopp has deployed him in central defense, holding midfield and even makeshift right back. Fabinho is also an easy choice in my EPL signings of the season.8- Bernardo Silva (Man City): Portugal international Bernardo Silva’s transformation from unyielding winger to stylish, barnstorming, creative midfielder has been nothing short of spectacular. A contender for Manchester City player of the season, the younger of two Silvas has inspired countless Citizens victories with his vision, passing, dexterous dribbling and eye for goal. A heir apparent to City legend David Silva has been identified.9- Kylian Mbappe Lottin (PSG):This 20-year-old’s presence in my line up should be a scant surprise given how well France’s World Cup winner did at Russia 2018. With ten matches to play in Ligue One, Paris Saint Germain’s front man Mbappe has already netted 26 goals, which is double his return from last season. Such has been his meteoric rise, I now consider him as the game’s next best thing after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe is a cast iron future Ballon D’Or winner.10-Raheem Sterling (Man City):Three Lions attacker Sterling is testament to the coaching prowess of Citizens boss Pep Guardiola. The City flyer has added mental grit to his undoubted ability to emerge as the fulcrum on which the club’s assault on a quadruple rotates. That Sterling demanded to take the decisive spot kick in City’s Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea is evidence of how well he’s developed the mental side of his game. I fancy Sterling to win the FWA and PFA footballer of the year gongs. Such has been his impact.11- Sadio Mane (Liverpool): Senegal star Mane’s numbers for Liverpool since the turn of this year are nothing short of spectacular. Regular readers of my column know of my affinity for non-stop strikers (kipakus), and Mane is my favourite of them all. He is a football whirlwind who is always in perpetual motion, haranguing defenders, displacing opponents, creating chances and stabbing goals into the back of the net. In brief, Mane is a manager’s dream striker. Little wonder Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is nosing around for his services.Honorable mentions go to Lille Metropole’s Ivorian winger Nicholas Pepe, AC Milan’s Polish goal machine Krzysztof Piatek, Napoli’s Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski, Real Madrid’s teenage metronome Vinicius Junior and Barcelona’s speedy dribbling demon Ousmane Dembele. They too have developed in leaps and bounds.Comments last_img read more