Transfers Fabregas wants new Chelsea deal after Man Utd link Last updated 2 years ago 00:46 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea Premier League The 30-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge but is keen to extend his stay despite interest from elsewhere Cesc Fabregas is ready to renew his Chelsea contract amid speculation linking him with a transfer to Manchester United. United manager Jose Mourinho signed the Spain international whilst in charge of the Stamford Bridge club in 2014 and is reportedly keen on working with him at Old Trafford. Blues 6/4 with dabblebet to beat United Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fabregas, however, is keen to extend his stay in west London past his current 2018 expiry.“Would I like to renew? Yes, because it is a club that has always treated me well,” he told the Evening Standard. “I believe the fans have a lot of respect for me and I have a lot of respect for them. I have given my all for the club for the last three-and-a-half years.“This is a fantastic club for me and I have had a fantastic time here. Hopefully another contract will happen. Time will tell.”Fabregas has made 142 appearances for Chelsea since his arrival from Barcelona and helped the club to two Premier League titles and a League Cup trophy.However, Chelsea’s policy to offer players over the age of 30 just one-year extensions means Fabregas’ long-term future at the club will be under scrutiny after his current deal expires. The former Arsenal man, though, insists he has plenty more to offer the club.“I know that people panic after players reach 30 and stuff like that, but I don’t believe in this,” he added. “I feel well, I feel young in my mind. I train every day as hard as possible.“I think in the last 48 games I have played in 47, and I only missed one because I was suspended against Tottenham in August. “I always try to give my best. I will play at any moment, even when I’m sick or not 100 per cent.”
The updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be released on Saturday was expected to be the final closure of foreigners’ issue plaguing Assam for four decades, but that might not happen. Even before publication of the final list, political parties especially the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam have questioned the list’s credibility saying it might not be error-free. “Persons declared foreigners are involved in the NRC updating process while people who were part of Assam agitation and even the Independence movement have got excluded (from the drafts released earlier). So how can we be satisfied with such a list?” questioned Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Dass during a press meet earlier this week. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe BJP is upset with alleged exclusions of ‘genuine Indian citizens’ and inclusion of ‘foreigners’ in the list. Dass said that instructions have been issued to the party’s 40 lakh members in the state to seek out genuine Indians left out of the final NRC and help them file appeals. The BJP’s apprehensions stem from a list released by the state government in the assembly this month which showed rate of exclusions of applicants in districts bordering Bangladesh from the complete NRC draft released in July 2018 was lower than the state average. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday While 12.5% was the average rate of exclusion for the state, in border districts of South Salmara, Karimganj and Dhubri, the rates were 7.22%, 7.57% and 8.26% respectively. “But the rate of exclusions in districts like Karbi Anglong (14.31%) and Tinsukia (13.25%) where indigenous people have resided for centuries is higher (than state average),” parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the assembly. BJP feels the district wise break up of exclusions is indicative of genuine Indians getting left out of the NRC while those whose citizenship is suspect have managed to enter the list. Last month, the Centre and Assam government has appealed to Supreme Court seeking re-verification of those included in the list. But the apex court turned down the plea citing state NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela’s plea that 27% applicants had already been re-verified after publication of the complete NRC draft last year. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has already indicated that his government might adopt legislative measures to correct “anomalies” in the final NRC after it is published. While he didn’t specify the measures, it is speculated that it could mean the Centre passing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in parliament. If passed, the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, could pave the way for Hindus from Bangladesh who came to India after March 24, 1971 (the cut-off date for NRC) to get included in NRC. Opposition parties think BJP, which had earlier made claims to throwing out illegal immigrants if it came to power, is not serious about doing that and is trying to prolong the issue for political gain. “We are surprised at the statements of BJP leaders ahead of the final list. Instead of closing the foreigners issue with publication of an error-free NRC, they want to keep it alive for electoral benefits,” said Aminul Islam, general secretary of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). “There could be minor errors, but we have full faith in the process monitored by Supreme Court. We appeal to the public not to fall for BJP’s tactics and maintain calm. Our party will give legal aid to genuine Indians left out of final NRC,” he added. Congress state president Ripun Bora accused BJP leaders of spreading misinformation even before publication of the final NRC and urged the Sonowal government to take action against them. All Assam Students Union (AASU), the state’s biggest student body which led the 1979-1985 Assam Agitation against foreigners that saw 855 deaths and culminated in signing of the Assam Accord, also accuses BJP of pushing its political agenda instead of greater good of Assamese people. “Earlier BJP used to blame Congress of appeasing Muslims for vote-bank politics. Now they are doing the same with Hindus. We should respect the NRC process, which is being monitored by SC, but instead of a permanent solution, BJP wants to keep the foreigners issue alive,” said AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi. Senior journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap blamed political parties for looking at petty gains when the final NRC list is to be released while initially all parties had arrived at a consensus that updating the 1951 NRC was the best option to address the foreigners issue. “Most parties now realize that NRC can’t be manipulated as it has been prepared on basis on Assam Accord and as per law hence they are trying find faults with the process. Some of these parties are responsible for infiltration of illegal immigrants and facilitating procurement of various documents for them,” he said. “The NRC process is being monitored by SC, if these parties had any issues they should have approached it. What is most dangerous is that people of Assam have been projected as anti-nationals, which is highly deplorable,” he added.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)
Facebook LL Cool J To Launch Classic Hip-Hop Channel On Sirius XM The GRAMMY winner is creating a space dedicated exclusively to celebrating the legacy of hip-hopRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 27, 2018 – 5:00 pm What would hip-hop be without Ice Cube, OutKast, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, and Snoop Dogg? Hard to imagine. Now, LL Cool J wants to make sure these artists’ place in music history is secure with the launch of a new Sirius XM radio station called LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio.LL Cool J’s vision for the station entails highlighting hip-hop from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. This includes artists’ classics, unheard material, interviews, and even new tracks from legacy artists. Or, as the GRAMMY winner described it, he wants to keep classic hip-hop alive “in a dope way and [treat it] with the respect that it deserves.””There are so many artists who are the foundation of this culture,” LL Cool J said. “But it seems like they have been marginalized and pushed to the side if they’re no longer on the pop charts. I felt like hip-hop has a story and a lot of founding fathers and mothers that the world should know.” Email LL Cool J To Launch Classic Hip-Hop Radio ll-cool-j-launch-classic-hip-hop-channel-sirius-xm News The former GRAMMY Awards host will launch the classic hip-hop radio station along with DJ Z-Trip on March 28 at 10 p.m. ET at an invitation-only roller skating event in East Los Angeles. Rock The Bells Radio, named after LL Cool J’s 1985 song of the same name, will live on Sirius XM channel 43.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Twitter
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Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hailed the initiative of the state government in providing high-end professional coaching to SC/ST students for engineering and medical entrance examinations that have yielded very good results.”The unique initiative of our government to provide high-end professional coaching to SC/ST students for engineering and medical entrance examinations have yielded great results. Out of 939 students who took coaching this year, 348 SC and 76 ST students have ranked in Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Chief Minister further informed through her tweet that among the SC/ST students, 95 have secured ranks among the top 1,000.”In medical stream also, 125 SC/ST aspirants qualified in NEET and are likely to qualify for admission in reputed government institutions. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all of them,” Banerjee further tweeted.She maintained that the state government is already taking steps to expand such specialised coaching arrangements so that more and more students can benefit from it and get placed in professional courses. It may be mentioned that Career Paramarsh Kendra (CPK) to provide information regarding jobs and training to the SC/ST and unemployed youth, has been set up in the city in March this year by the Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development department. It will come up with 30 centres by the end of 2017-18 fiscal and another 37 in 2018-19 thereby covering all 67 sub-divisions in the state within a span of less than two years. The need to set up the CPKs was felt as the facility for getting information on career prospects, be it in the educational sector or employment, is still in a primitive level, particularly in the rural areas.