West Ham considering move for Jonjo Shelvey

first_imgWest Ham United are reportedly considering a move for Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to Sports Mole.The former Liverpool midfielder is currently nursing a thigh injury and has featured only 10 times for the Magpies this season.Despite the lack of match opportunities at the St James’ Park this season, reports in the English press claims that the 26-year-old has attracted interest from Premier League rivals West Ham.Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be a keen admirer of Shelvey and would relish the opportunity to bring the England international to the London Stadium this month.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez will not sanction Shelvey’s sale unless a suitable replacement is acquired by the club.West Ham have already completed the signing of free agent Samir Nasri on a short-term deal, with the former Manchester City playmaker impressing during an hour display against Birmingham City in the FA Cup last season.last_img read more

OBITUARY Eddie A Sanchez 70

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eddie A. Sanchez, age 70, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Guam, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 9, 2019.Eddie proudly worked as a Civil Engineer for the United States Air Force for over 30 years.Eddie was the beloved husband of Bertha (Dungca) Sanchez of Wilmington, devoted father of Junior Salas & wife Patricia of Colorado, Peter Sanchez & wife Sharon of Hawaii, Franklin Salas & wife Cassandra of Texas, Shirley DeLucia & husband Chris of Wilmington, Ricky Sanchez of Guam and John Mark Sanchez & wife Marquesa of Wilmington. Cherished son of Maria (Agoun) Sanchez and the late Joaquin Sanchez of Guam, Loving “Papa” of Jonathan and Tricia Salas, Aisha Salas, Adam and Keri Palanca, Paulina, Elijah and Richard Sanchez, Natasha and Ashley Igros, Edward, Amanda, Michael and Christopher DeLucia, Kekoa Narcis and great-grandchildren Aison, Christopher and Leinani. Dear brother of Chong Engle, Frank Sanchez, Evelyn SanNicolas, Albert Sanchez, Kathy San chez and Jeffrey Sanchez. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eddie was also very special to his “adopted” DeLucia grandchildren that fondly knew him as “Papa”.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 16th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.Eddie A. Sanchez(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Hasina lies under oath says BNP

first_imgSheikh Hasina, Khaleda ZiaAccusing prime minister Sheikh Hasina of perjury for ‘false’ statement about the BNP chairperson’s assets abroad, the BNP on Thursday compared such act with ‘treason’, reports UNB.Drawing further attention to Hasina’s calling of BNP chief Khaleda Zia as mad, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir referred to the apex court’s observation earlier calling Hasina a ‘wrongheaded’ person.”There’s no existence of the assets the prime minister had talked about yesterday (Wednesday) in parliament,” Mirza Fakhrul told a press conference.He said Sheikh Hasina “tried to confuse people with her falsehood. Her effort to confuse people with false statement in parliament is some sort of treason.””We strongly condemn and protest the unguarded, imprudent, indecent and aggressive comments of the prime minister,” stated the BNP leader.The prime minister told parliament on Wednesday that international media ran news reports that Khaleda Zia is the third most corrupt person in the world.Protesting Hasina’s comments, Fakhrul said she took oath to work as responsible person and speak the truth and not to lie. “She can’t make false statement and confuse people standing in parliament.”He urged the prime minister to stop lying as she will not be able to mislead people with her false comments.The BNP leader also warned that a defamatory suit can be filed against the prime minister for her calling their chairperson a mad person.”The ruling party leaders are suffering from mental problem only because of fear of Khaleda Zia and her popularity. We usually don’t make such comments. But, a defamatory case can be filed against the prime minister for the word (insane) she uttered about our chairperson,” he observed.Fakhrul said the PM’s comments about Khaleda and her family members will create confusion in public mind about the next general election and a congenial political atmosphere.Mentioning that the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court branded Sheikh Hasina as a ‘wrongheaded’ person in the past, he said the prime minister should think what is people’s and the court’s perception about her before she calling any one ‘insane’.Fakhrul said the prime minister told parliament that Khaleda did not protest the allegations of having assets abroad. “It’s totally falsehood. We’d protested the allegation at a press conference. Not only that we’d have sent a legal notice to her and she still did not respond to it.”He said the prime minister proved her allegations against the BNP chief are false and fabricated by refraining from responding to the legal notice.last_img read more

3 die of drinking liquor at wedding programme

first_imgKeraniganjThree men died allegedly after drinking toxic homemade liquor in a wedding ceremony at Habibnagar area in Keraniganj on Saturday, reports UNB.Among the deceased two were identified as Sajal Mandal, 28, son of Gopal Mandal of Shubhatta Habibnanagr and Md Sharif, 40, son of Mohammad Ali of the same area, said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dakkhin Keraniganj police station.Three people felt sick after taking liquor at a wedding programme in the area on Friday night, said sub-inspector Abdur Rahim, investigation officer of the case, quoting locals.Locals rushed Sajal and Sharif to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital where Sharif was declared dead, police said.Later, as the condition deteriorated, Sajal was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he died in the morning, said SI Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.However, the person whose identity could not be known was admitted to a city clinic where he died on Saturday evening, said the OC.A case of unnatural death was filed with Dakkhin Keraniganj police station in this regard.last_img read more

CU teacher Maidul suspended

first_imgChittagong University (CU) authorities on Tuesday suspended assistant professor of Sociology department Maidul Islam, who was sent to jail in a case filed over making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, reports UNB.CU vice-chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury said they took action against Maidul as per the university rules.Earlier on Monday, Maidul Islam was sent to jail after he surrendered before the court on expiry of his eight-week anticipatory bail granted by the High Court.On 24 July, former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz filed the case with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement and demeaning the prime minister.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.last_img read more

Another strong quake hits Indonesia

first_imgClose-up map of Lombok where a new earthquake struck on Thursday. AFPA strong aftershock struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier.The 5.9-magnitude quake Thursday struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of the island, the US Geological Survey said, even as relief agencies raced to find survivors among wreckage from Sunday’s quake.“The quake was felt strongly. There have been 355 aftershocks since Sunday,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.Evacuees at a shelter in northern Lombok’s Tanjung district ran out onto the road crying and screaming, an AFP reporter at the scene said.Motorcycles parked on the street toppled over and the walls of some nearby buildings collapsed.A woman wearing a motorbike helmet was seen crying with her two daughters in her arms.“We were stuck in the traffic while delivering aid, suddenly it felt like our car was hit from behind, it was so strong,” witness Sri Laksmi told AFP.“People in the street began to panic and got out of their cars, they ran in different directions in the middle of the traffic.”The aftershock comes after Sunday’s devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake, which relief agencies said had wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions of northern and western Lombok.A total of 164 people have been confirmed killed in Sunday’s quake, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP, with a further 1,400 seriously injured and more than 150,000 displaced.Indonesian search and rescue members react shortly after an aftershock hits the area in Tanjung on Lombok island on 9 August 2018. AFP Meta: A strong aftershock struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier.Relief efforts had yet to reach parts of the island even before Thursday’s aftershock, Indonesian authorities said, with hopes fading of finding further survivors among the wreckage.“The earthquake does not have any tsunami potential,” Hary Tirto Djatmiko, spokesman for Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG), said of Thursday’s aftershock.last_img read more