Transfers Batshuayi fears Carroll injury may block his Chelsea exit Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author 03:34 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty/Goal Transfers Chelsea Michy Batshuayi West Ham United Premier League The Belgium international had hoped for a loan move to increase his World Cup chances, but that dream might now be scuppered A potentially serious injury for Andy Carroll could have unwanted consequences for Michy Batshuayi as the Chelsea forward hopes to seal his departure from Stamford Bridge. Scarcely used so far in the 2017-18 season, Batshuayi had set his sights on a temporary switch away from west London. With the World Cup in particular the goal for the Belgium international, he had hoped that a loan move to Sevilla or Dortmund would give him the necessary first-team football to push his way into Roberto Martinez’s plans. 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 News that Carroll is potentially facing a long lay-off, however, jeopardises his arrival in Sevilla, which earlier this week had looked a near certainty.Carroll has reportedly suffered an ankle injury that could keep him out for at least one month, and possibly up to four months if the problem requires surgery. For their part, Chelsea will not allow Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge unless a forward replacement is sealed. Batshuayi is now worried that if Carroll is written off by those in charge at the Blues, his own move will be mothballed. The former Marseille man has made just 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, scoring two goals.
ConIFA World Football Cup VIDEO: Abkhazia’s amazing World Football Cup win Goal 22:16 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy ConIFA World Football Cup Videos It was standing room only in Sukhumi as the hosts hit a dramatic late equaliser before an incredible penalty shootout victory Two years ago, Abkhazia were celebrating something very special after a remarkable come from behind victory over Panjab saw them secure the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup.The hosts twice looked out of the game – firstly when they were trailing 1-0 in the 86th minute, and again when they were two penalties down in the shoot-out.But a stranger-than-fiction turn of events saw Abkhazia equalise to send the game to spot-kicks, and then complete a penalty great escape to triumph in Sukhum. 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 Relive the drama by watching the video above.
[Click the map to see the average time it took to respond to an illegal dumping call in each city council district. Map by Eric Stone/Houston Public Media]The city of Houston aims to respond to 3-1-1 calls about illegal dumping within 29 days. But it missed that target more often than not in 2018 — it only resolved about 35 percent of dumping complaints on time, according to data from the city’s 3-1-1 website, analyzed by News 88.7.About 65 percent of complaints went overdue – sometimes languishing for well over a month. More than 10 percent of cases took over six months to resolve. The situation is worse in poorer city council districts, especially District D and District I, which are two of Houston’s poorest districts by median household income.In District I, 82 percent of calls went overdue last year and the average claim took 117 days to resolve. That includes Hobby Airport, the East End and Downtown.In Pecan Park, the average claim took over five months to resolve — the longest response time of any of Houston’s super neighborhoods. It wasn’t hard to find an illegal dump site littered with household garbage, including fast food packaging, cans and plastic bags.Eric Stone/Houston Public MediaHousehold garbage litters this illegal dump site in Pecan ParkA check of Houston’s 3-1-1 website, revealed another illegal dump site not far away in Magnolia Park. Hidden on a side road without heavy traffic, more than a dozen tires lined both sides of the road. Among the tires were five-gallon buckets that at one point contained brake fluid, joint compound and hydraulic oil, along with some other household garbage. The vast majority of the mess, though, appeared to be waste from a construction or auto repair business — not a household. The dump site was reported to the city in January, but the refuse remains.Eric Stone/Houston Public MediaCommercial waste, including tires, buckets of oil and cans of brake fluid, line Brays Road in Magnolia Park.In District D, which includes the Third Ward and Sunnyside, 78 percent of complaints went overdue. Lee Simmons grew up in the Third Ward, and he expressed frustration with the city’s response to illegal dumping.“It’s almost like they never come. I see a lot of trash and it just sits there,” Simmons said. On average, it takes the city 107 days to respond to complaints in District D.[This map shows the city’s response to illegal dumping complaints broken out by super neighborhood, as defined by the city. Map by Eric Stone/Houston Public Media] Share
Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian, Social and Holistic Intervention in India) a non-governmental organization working to empower the poor and destitute communities in both rural and urban areas. Led by a team of committed philanthropists, and headed by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, Khushii is presenting an upcoming art raffle called Art Loot .The event is being hosted by Vivek Khushlani – the President of Khushii on 24 November, at the Clarion Collection Hotel in the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Art Loot, is a fun and lucrative opportunity to win in a lucky draw, pieces of art all at one fixed price. The works are creations of well known Indian artists, whose art value is significantly more than what the buyer is paying. This is what makes the Art Raffle even more exciting. ‘12 years back when we started Khushii, it was with the single minded purpose of bringing ‘happiness’ to the life underprivileged children. We are indeed fortunate that so many likeminded people have come forward and supported us in our ongoing endeavours towards the same cause. The Art Loot is our next effort in that direction,’ says Kapil Dev. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe response has been overwhelming and leading artists like Ram Kumar, S.H. Raza, Paresh Maity, Rekha Rodwittya, K.G. Subramanyam, Jaysri Burman, Rini Dhumal, Seema Kohli, Satish Gupta, Pratul Dash, George Martin, Binoy Varghese, Sanjay Bhattacharya, G R Iranna, Nayana Kanodia, Kamar Alam, Hemi Bawa, Satish Gujral, Anupam Sud, Manu Parekh, Gogi Saroj Pal, Sunil Gawde and many more have contributed artworks towards this collection.‘I am pleased to be associated with Khushii’s Art loot in support of its remedial education programme for less privileged children across the country. The art raffle features works by the country’s renowned artists and we are looking for large hearted support from generous patrons to take home these wonderful creations at an unbelievable price and brighten a lesser fortunate child’s future,’ says Vivek Khushlani.All art works are available to the buyer at a fixed rate of Rs. 3 lakhs. The market value of these art works exceeds 3 lakhs, thus, the Loot.Khushii Art loot presents an unique and fun opportunity of taking home a work of art and contributing to a good cause. The process itself is quite enjoyable and the attendees to the event end up having a very good time.When: 24 November Where: Clarion Collection Hotel
Register Now » 2 min read This week, Instagram rolled out Bolt, a new app that lets users record and send quick, unedited photo or video messages by tapping on a friend’s photo. The message then disappears when you swipe your screen. The app is currently only available to users in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Instagram told The Verge that since 65 percent of Instagram users are based internationally, “we are starting with a handful of countries to make sure we can scale the experience.”Bolt is only the most recent offering of Snapchat-esque apps, a crowded slate that includes Wickr, a “top-secret messenger” that recently raised $30 million; Slingshot, an app created by Facebook that has a unique “I-send-you-send” stipulation; and the Berlin-based one-click messaging app TapTalk. Related: Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.TapTalk in particular seems to be a model that Bolt is aping, and in an interview with TechCrunch published yesterday, TapTalk CEO Onno Faber said “we know we have a great product, so clones don’t come as a surprise.”Also not particularly thrilled about Instagram’s entry into the market is a free phone-calling app called Bolt. On Monday, Bolt CEO Andrew Benton posted an open letter urging Instagram to reconsider using the name Bolt, saying it’s already causing confusion for their customers.”It wasn’t too long ago that you were the little guy,” Benton wrote. “I know you haven’t forgotten how hard it is to build something from nothing. And not just technology, but a brand and distinct identity for yourself. Imagine how it would have felt if Google or Apple or Facebook had launched a photo-sharing app called Instagram in 2011.”Related: This Bar Wants You to Apply for a Job Via Snapchat Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 30, 2014