Commission calls for full reopening of borders within EU

first_imgJohansson said she was “very happy” to see EU nations beginning to end border checks and open up the EU and Schengen passport-free area again as spread of COVID-19 was stemmed.As the summer tourist season approaches, several nations, including France and Belgium, have announced the reopening of their borders, with more European nations, including Germany, set to follow suit on June 15. Italy did so on Wednesday.But despite efforts to coordinate, the moves have been decided piecemeal at national level.A decision is yet to be taken on reopening the European Union’s external borders. The European Commission on Thursday called on EU member states to lift all border restrictions by the end of June, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews, saying the virus situation was “fast improving” in many countries.”We are coming very close to a situation where we should lift all the internal border restrictions and border checks,” EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews, speaking on the eve of a videoconference of European interior ministers.”Tomorrow I’m going to propose that the member states should lift all the internal border checks as soon as possible, and I think a good date should be the end of June,” she added. France, Spain and Italy are among the countries worst-hit by COVID-19.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi replaces injured Paul Pogba in France squad

first_imgPogba was struggling after United’s draw on the south coast (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery heaped praise on Guendouzi after his impressive display in the north London derby.‘He’s very young but he’s progressing,’ the Spaniard said.‘He gives us a lot of control and also the combinations for us mean he’s very important in the team. He’s one of the key players to do that.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He’s working to get a balance defensively and also working on his body to get stronger in the situations needed in the Premier League.‘Today was one step more but he’s very demanding of himself and we’re progressing with him.’ Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi has received his first France call-up (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has replaced Paul Pogba in France’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifying clashes against Albania and Andorra.Guendouzi, 20, has had an impressive start to the season, starting all four of Arsenal’s matches in the Premier League, and produced an outstanding performance in the side’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.The youngster has nine caps for France’s Under-21s but has never been called up to the senior side.Though Pogba played 90 minutes of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, he has been forced to withdraw from Didier Deschamps’ squad with an ankle injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPogba was seen limping after the final whistle at St Mary’s and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the World Cup-winner returns to full fitness after the international break.On Monday morning, Pogba had scans on his problem ankle, but the severity of the injury remains unclear.The world champions play host to Albania at the Stade de France on Saturday and return to face Andorra the following Tuesday. Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: David Luiz responds to criticism aimed at Arsenal defenders after draw with Tottenhamcenter_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 3:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi replaces injured Paul Pogba in France squadlast_img read more

How the Arsenal board have rated Freddie Ljungberg’s start to life as Unai Emery’s replacement

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Dec 2019 11:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link34Shares Comment Advertisement How the Arsenal board have rated Freddie Ljungberg’s start to life as Unai Emery’s replacement Arsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenArsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-man-city-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2070094/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Qualification for the Champions League remains a remote possibility with the Gunners already seven points adrift of Chelsea, albeit having played a game less, but Ljungberg is likely to keep his job as long as the side remains in contention of a top six finish.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are undertaking a comprehensive search for Emery’s permanent replacement and are prepared to play the waiting game in order to land their primary target.Metro.co.uk understands Mikel Arteta remains their preferred option and are expected to make an approach for their former midfielder after Sunday’s game against his current employers.MORE: Arsenal respond to Mesut Ozil social media postMORE: Kieran Tierney set for second surgery of 2019 as Arsenal injury nightmare continues Josh Kroenke spoke to the Arsenal squad following the sacking of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal chiefs have been encouraged by the start Freddie Ljungberg has made to his interim reign following the sacking of Unai Emery.The Swede was promoted to the Spaniard’s senior coaching set-up in the summer and stepped into his shoes on a temporary basis after Emery was dismissed following the calamitous Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt a fortnight ago.Ljungberg drew his first game at the helm against Norwich, before overseeing Arsenal’s first ever home defeat against Brighton.Victory at West Ham on Monday represented a much needed shot in the arm, while Thursday’s draw at Standard Liege helped secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League as group winners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSunday’s match against champions Manchester City represents an acid test of Ljungberg’s credentials, but the Daily Mail reports that, regardless of results, the Arsenal hierarchy has been encouraged by the way in which Ljungberg has energised the club with his charisma and enthusiasm. Advertisementlast_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday April1 13th 2012

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 13 Views   no discussions LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday April1 13th 2012 by: – April 17, 2012 ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted online contest winner **.The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US couple Paula and Carlos Macias from April 5 – 9, 2012 during the Easter holidays. The couple were the winners on the US-based Nate Berkus TV Show which was aired in September 2011. The “Nate Berkus Show – The Dominica Honeymoon Getaway” offered a grand prize of a trip to Dominica. The 5-day/4 night stay for two was sponsored by Rosalie Bay Resort was offered to a special couple and announced on the Nate Berkus Show. While on island the couple enjoyed activities such as a Whale Watching tour, sponsored by Dive Dominica, tours through the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and the Waitukubuli National Trail and a tour of the Kalinago Barana Aute. The couple expressed great satisfaction with their time on island and were sad to be leaving so soon. ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist Helmuth Meyer from April 8 -13, 2012. Mr. Meyer was on island discovering the hiking possibilities such as the Boling Lake, Morne Diablotin and the Middleham Falls along with other activities such as horseback riding with Rainforest Riding, an Indian River tour and the Rainforest Aerial Tram. Mr. Meyer was commissioned to produce a feature for “ADAC Reisefuhrer Karibik”. The feature will be done for the ADAC guidebook which has a circulation of 5,000 and along with extra map a circulation of 7,000. The ADAC is not only a publishing house for guide books, but they are the Allgermeiner Deutscher Automobil Club, the biggest automobile association in Germany with 17 million members and a special members magazine. It is expected that after such an inspiring visit in Dominica the awareness of the destination will be increased through a great article.**The Tourism Authority plans for Tourism Awareness Month**Ongoing plans and preparation for Tourism Awareness Month in May have been moving along quite satisfactorily. The Discover Dominica Authority is excited about the hosting of this year’s TAM, which is approximately two and a half weeks away. Most of the prerecorded television events have been executed which includes the Dominica State College Tourism Debate in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Waitukubuli, television talk shows on tourism related topics and also a documentary depicting the typical day in the life of a Taxi Driver, Tour Guide and Vendor. The programmes will be televised throughout the month of May in an effort to educate and inform our local population about Dominica’ tourism products. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to invite partnerships from within and outside the tourism industry in order to make the 2012 Tourism Awareness Month a success. **Dominica continues to receive more positive exposure**The destination continues to receive additional exposure from articles produced based on press trips organized by the Discover Dominica Authority. The most recent was posted online by travel blogger Christina Saull who recently spent the day here in Dominica to experience what the island has to offer. The website drew attention to the travel bloggers journeys and attempts to highlight her most favourite destinations. The blogger was able to visit various sites on island and also experience the cuisine of Dominica. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with the travel media in ensuring that the destination continues to be a topic of interest for readers which will translate to increased visitor arrivals to the destination.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press Releaselast_img read more

‘The Rushville Rocket’ gets the ‘call’

first_imgCharlotte, N.C. — You can call him a three-time Cup Series champ, “Smoke”, “The Rushville Rocket” or just Tony Stewart, but after January 31 of 2020 you can add NASCAR Hall of Famer to the list.Stewart won 49 races during his 17-year NASCAR career, and captured his third title in 2011 after breaking away from Joe Gibbs Racing to become a team co-owner. Stewart later told fellow 2020 inductee Joe Gibbs that team ownership was the most difficult thing he has had to tackle. He started his career in a go-kart in Westport, Indiana in 1979.Photo: Kyo H Nam NASCAR HOFStewart will receive the honor along with Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Buddy Baker and Wadell Wilson at a ceremony in North Carolina.last_img read more

Messi helps Barcelona sink Napoli to reach last 8

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory, which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals.It is Barcelona’s 13th consecutive time of reaching the last eight and they will face Bayern Munich in a mouth-watering clash in the Final Eight tournament in Lisbon next Friday. The Catalans had a shaky start, but took the lead in the 10th minute with a powerful header from a corner by Clement Lenglet, before Messi scored a superb second in the 23rd, seeing off four defenders to curl the ball into the far bottom corner.Messi had the ball in the net again soon after following a superb team move, but the goal was harshly ruled out for handball following a VAR review.Messi later won a penalty, which Luis Suarez converted for Barca’s third.Napoli got one back when Lorenzo Insigne converted a spot kick at the end of the first half and were the better side after the interval.Messi had sounded the alarm after Barca’s rusty performance in the 1-1 draw in the first leg back in February, saying they stood no chance of winning Europe’s top prize, which has eluded them since 2015, unless they improved. He would have been worried by Barca’s stuttering start which saw Napoli swarm all over the home side’s area and Dries Mertens clip the crossbar in the second minute with a scuffed shot.But Napoli’s slack defending allowed Lenglet to score with a free header which settled Barca’s nerves.Messi effectively killed the tie off with his goal and by winning the penalty by chasing down Kalidou Koulibaly in the area and earning a foul.However, the fact Napoli ended the game so well, with Hirving Lozano hitting the post and Arkadiusz Milik’s header ruled out for offside, added to the sense that Barca will struggle to beat Bayern.The German champions thrashed Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichFC BarcelonaUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Mitchell cited for Zebo incident

first_img Press Association The incident happened in the 52nd minute of a game the Lions won 35-0 at AAMI Park. Mitchell will face a disciplinary hearing in Melbourne on Wednesday at 0300 BST. He has been reported for lifting Lions wing Simon Zebo. In a statement, the Australian Rugby Union said: “Mitchell has been cited under law 10.4 (j), lifting a player from the ground and dropping that player into the ground while that player’s feet are still off the ground, such that that the player’s upper body comes into contact with the ground.” center_img Melbourne Rebels wing Lachlan Mitchell has been cited for alleged foul play during the game against the British and Irish Lions.last_img read more

Mourinho making Blues tick in tune

first_img Torres has scored three goals in his past two matches, including the winner against Manchester City last weekend. Yet Mourinho has once again played down his role in the Spain striker’s sudden, and unexpected, resurgence. “I repeat I did nothing,” said the former Real Madrid coach. “I did what I always do in trying to get the best out of the players, but in a very normal way. “Fernando is responsible for his self-motivation and his commitment and the way he is working every day. “Why has he changed? Maybe it’s the team. “He’s a close friend of one of my players at Madrid, Alvaro Arbeloa. Arbeloa told me he was a fantastic professional and you will get the best out of him because you have common principles. “He knows him very well from Liverpool and the national team. He said you will have a good surprise with the person and the professional.” Mourinho has a full-strength squad available for the trip to meet Alan Pardew’s side. The Portuguese boss has a surprisingly poor record at St James’ Park having not managed to pick up a win there in the league during his first spell at Chelsea, a fact he was unaware of until now. “I didn’t ever win there? Well let’s try now,” he added. “We know we have one of our most difficult matches of the season. They have a good manager, a good team, good players and a good crowd. “They have just lost a local derby (against Sunderland) which will shake the pride of the players – and every time I played Newcastle it was always difficult. “Normally everybody tries to win against top teams, so I’m expecting a difficult match.” But as he tuned up for the trip to Newcastle, Mourinho put their recent fine form down to a squad of players who are all singing from the same hymn sheet. “A big team is a state of soul, a collective soul, and at this moment all my players have this,” said the Blues boss. “It doesn’t matter to the soul if you score or don’t score, if you play well or don’t play well. It is a good squad and good people, and we try our best every match. “It is the ambition to do well for the team, and the ones who didn’t play who are waiting for their turn, “It’s what they all do – the objectives of the team are more important than the individual. “They have individual ambitions and targets – they want to go to World Cup, to play every game, they don’t want to go on the bench – but the team is more important. “We are a team. I can speak individually to any of them but normally I just speak to my team.” One player to buy into this philosophy appears to be Fernando Torres, who is finally showing glimpses of the player Chelsea spent £50million on when they bought him from Liverpool nearly three years ago. Jose Mourinho says his Blues brothers are hitting the right note thanks to a little bit of soul. Chelsea head to Newcastle on Saturday on the back of a six-game winning run and knowing victory would take them top of the Barclays Premier League, for a few hours at least. Mourinho made 10 changes for Tuesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup win at Arsenal and will have to disappoint the majority of that team when he picks his starting line-up for the lunchtime kick-off. Press Associationlast_img read more

Reddan relishing captaincy chance

first_img “It’s all a bit surreal, especially when I heard earlier in the week, but it’s an exciting challenge,” said Reddan. “Joe let me know earlier in the week, just casually enough to be honest. “I’m sure he thought it was casual, but I was pretty shocked and happy to hear it. “Maybe it’s something you couldn’t even let yourself dream of doing growing up. “I always wanted to play for Ireland, but I didn’t probably even ever get to dream that I might have the chance to do what I’m going to do on Sunday.” Reddan forms an all-new half-back pairing with Leinster club mate Ian Madigan, with Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton among the rested multitude. Georgia are at full strength bar the absences of twin totems Davit Zirakashvili and Mamuka Gorgodze, and Reddan has challenged Ireland not to take their opponents lightly in any respect. “It will be a challenge to play against a fairly settled team when we haven’t had very long together,” said Reddan. The 56-cap scrum-half conceded it will be “surreal” to lead Ireland for the first time against Georgia at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Ireland have made 13 changes from the 29-15 victory over South Africa, but Leinster half-back Reddan remains undeterred by the wholesale shifts. Eoin Reddan has admitted he refused to let himself dream of captaining Ireland as a youngster harbouring ambitions of a Test career. “They are very strong in certain areas, and there are a lot of people out there expecting something different from what might pan out. “The more you know about them, the more respect you have for them: the people who will respect them the most will be the 15 lads running out onto the pitch. “The only way you can get any long-term improvement is by focusing on performance and tomorrow will be no different. “It’s a big chance for a lot of players and one no one intends to waste.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Have to wait & see how much cricket we play: Skipper Eoin Morgan

first_imgLONDON: England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan feels players across the world will have to make do with whatever cricket they can play to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be played later this year in Australia.The entire cricket calender has been shredded due to coronavirus pandemic and Morgan believes if the showpiece tournament goes on as per the current schedule, then the players will have to prepare themselves with whatever cricket they can play leading up to the tournament. “For the last month, everybody has struggled to get a sense of what’s possible and what might or might not happen,” Morgan told reporters via Zoom as per ESPNCricinfo. “But the news in the last week has been more positive about sport returning than it has been in the previous three weeks. “There was a stage when the idea of playing any sport over the next four or five months seemed impossible, but so long as the options given are government-approved, it seems a lot more likely that there might be some cricket. I’ve not given up yet!” England are currently scheduled to play white-ball series against Australia in July but due to coronavirus, it could well be postponed considering the risks involved. Morgan also stated that Indian Premier League (IPL) would have been the perfect tournament to gear up for the multi-national event Down Under but the 13th edition of the cash-rich league has been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI.”I think if the T20 World Cup goes ahead in the slot that it’s been allocated at the moment, we will have certainly played a limited amount of cricket before then,” Morgan said.”One of the big positives before the outbreak of the virus was that the guys were going to play all of the Pakistan league, all of the IPL, all of the T20 Blast, and get a lot of exposure to T20 cricket in the build-up and hence lots of opportunity for positions. “But I think given the circumstances, we’ll have to wait and see how much cricket we play and the opportunities that land on guys’ laps. They’ll have to make the most of them because they are very limited ones at the moment,” he added. IANS Also read: Time has come for me to help grow other leaders, says Faf du PlessisAlso Watch:Tarun Gogoi in an exclusive conversation with Oineetom Ojah only on Sentinel Assamlast_img read more