Chelsea set to sign Barkley

first_imgSince making his senior debut in 2011, Barkley has scored 21 times in 150 appearances, however, the Liverpool-born star had not featured for Everton in 2017/18 largely due to a serious hamstring injury.Nonetheless, manager Antonio Conte believes he can still have an impact if given time to make a full recovery. He told reporters: “We are talking about an English player, a young player, he is a good prospect for Chelsea.“I think that the club decided for this investment. This is a good opportunity for the club to buy this player. For sure, it is a good prospect for Chelsea.“He is very young, he has a lot of space for improvement. He is very strong physically, has good technique. He is a good prospect but at the same time it will be very important to understand, if he signs for the club, that he has to recover from his injury.“Don’t forget he had a bad injury, he had surgery, he has not played for seven months.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton’s midfielder Ross Barkley (R) vies with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal on December 13, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who was expected to complete his medical at the club on Friday.Barkley’s contract with the Toffees expires at the end of the season, and if a deal is done, it would see the 24-year-old leave the team he joined as an 11-year-old in 2005.last_img read more

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Six-hour Restriction to a Section of Junction Road Starts Today

first_img According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor. The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day. The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9. Story Highlights The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9.The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day.According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor.She says the current phase of works involves mainly rock excavation and the unstable, steep embankments will cause large boulders to be deposited on the roadway making it very unsafe for vehicles to use the particular section while these activities are taking place. She says traffic will return to using the area normally within the next four months. The 6-hour restriction does not apply to public holidays and so motorists will be able to travel through the area for the entire day on such days during the period.The roadway from Broadgate to Agualta Vale is being widened and realigned in sections to create a 7 meter-wide two-lane corridor complete with safety features including retaining walls and shoulders on both sides of the roadway.2/…6 hour restriction Junction Road section starts todayThe Capital A Project, which is valued at 597 million dollars, also includes major drainage improvement works where the recurrent slippage of the roadway at an area known as Chovey is to be corrected. The current project is being implemented under Phase One of the larger Toms River to Agualta Vale GOJ Road Improvement Project.Contact:Ramona Lawson Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180Tel: 876-482-1795/733-4182Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180last_img read more

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Registers as priority

first_imgFor the past year, NRC has made headlines with people in distress over the exclusion of names from the list amidst other worries. NRC is scheduled to be published on August 31 after breaching through past deadlines to prepare what the Centre believes will be the final list of residents in Assam. NRC was a cumbersome exercise and apprehensions regarding its pan-Indian implementation exist since the ruling BJP had promised during election campaigning of a nation-wide NRC. And, abiding by its promises, the first step to that extent will be initiated by the government of India when it starts the next round of recording biometric information of Indian citizens under the National Population Register (NPR). Though NPR is different from NRC, NPR will facilitate the preparation of National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC). NRP’s deadline is September 2020 and it is scheduled to begin from April 1, 2020. The NPR database would contain demographic and biometric particulars and act as a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. From the nomenclature, NPR sounds much like the population Census but it is very different from the decennial Census in work. NPR was conducted earlier in two phases in 2010 and 2015 but its rollout was marred by Aadhaar. Under the norms of the NPR, a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for six months or ore or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more. The definition is somewhat precise for the sole reason that not every individual will fall in that particular description primarily due to the six-month clause. NPR data, therefore, may not turn out to be the true host of precise information regarding the individual. The government has made it mandatory for every resident of the country to register in NPR and the task of ensuring that besides registration itself would be gigantic given India’s staggering population. As per the current government’s priorities, made clear by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, the NPR was an inevitable step. And, as inevitable as NPR seems, NRIC would follow suit soon after. While a comprehensive database is desirable from a country’s governance perspective, NRC’s lacklustre proceedings that came to surface over the year do not allay any apprehensions for the majority of residents when it comes to NPR or NRIC. Yet, considering NRC as very different from NPR solely on the factor that NRC is being developed in a place plagued with infiltrators, the chances of latter being completed on time and in a safe and sound manner are automatically more. With the deadline drawn for the completion of NPR, the current government’s resolute to script the nation’s demographic in a single resgiter along with their biometric data looks strong. There are, of course, several advantages of having a consolidated register of residents as it helps in creating as well as implementing whatever number and quality of schemes that the government needs to come up with. NPR would turn out to be a highly valuable document for various purposes in the larger interest of effective governance. It is only the modalities that garner apprehensions not the intent and not the use. Policy-wise, this NPR will give detailed data categorically since it will be charted at the village, sub-district, district, state and national level under the provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship Rules, 2003. Can the government better-govern the country through this register or is it just a mere exercise to keep record of country’s sprawling demographic?last_img read more

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No plan to ban petrol diesel vehicles says Nitin Gadkari as auto

first_imgNew Delhi: Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles amid concern in the auto industry that is facing a crisis. “There were discussions and the ministry had received suggestions that petrol-diesel vehicles be banned. I would like to clarify that government does not intend to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. We aren’t going to do anything like that,” said Nitin Gadkari. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The minister, who was addressing the annual meet of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said the government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for hybrid vehicles. On the auto industry slowdown, Gadkari said the sector is facing problem because of global economy, demand and supply. “Government is already with the automobile industry and under the finance ministry we’ll find out a solution,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Passenger vehicle sales in India declined by 30.98% in July compared to the same month last year. This is the steepest fall the industry has witnessed in 19 last years. Gadkari said he has asked automakers to consider starting non-banking finance company for lending to buyers to boost sales. Vehicle sales fell by around 31% in July, a nine-month long streak. Reuters reported that automakers, component manufacturers and dealers have laid off about 350,000 workers since the start of the year. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India announced its decision to suspend production at its Gurugram and Manesar plants in Haryana for two days. This is the first time the company will close both plants simultaneously for two days and comes at a time when the auto major is battling a slowdown. The automobile sector, Gadkari said, needs to focus more on quality. “India can become number one manufacturing hub. The automobile firms should be quality-centric not cost centric.”last_img read more

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