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Lampard ‘learned a lot’ as Chelsea’s Champions League hopes dealt a blow at Sheffield United
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Lampard ‘learned a lot’ as Chelsea’s Champions League hopes dealt a blow at Sheffield United

The Blues manager is keen to move on quickly from the defeat, but is demanding an improved performance next time out Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he “learned a lot” from his side’s performance in their 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday, admitting they will need to change their approach for the remaining matches of the season if they are to secure a top-four finish. Lampard’s side were completely outplayed by the in-form Blades, with two goals from David McGoldrick either side of Oli McBurnie’s header securing a third win in four matches that lifts the Yorkshire club into the top six. Chelsea remain third despite the defeat, but know they could begin their next match against relegated Norwich on Tuesday in fifth if Leicester and Manchester United wi...
Mourinho continues to torment Arsenal as Spurs clinch derby comeback win
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Mourinho continues to torment Arsenal as Spurs clinch derby comeback win

The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss has never suffered home defeat to the Gunners and kept that record alive on Sunday with a thrilling victory Jose Mourinho has had his ups and downs during his long stint in the Premier League - but the manager rarely comes unstuck when Arsenal come calling.  Mourinho's Tottenham hosted their north London rivals in Sunday's derby needing a positive result following dropped points against Sheffield United and Bournemouth in recent weeks.  And they looked set for another difficult afternoon when Alexandre Lacazette scored with a brilliant long-range effort after 16 minutes to give the visitors the lead.  Arsenal, however, had little time to enjoy their advantage, as a horrific defensive mix-up between Se...
Pope ‘hurt’ by Turkish President
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Pope ‘hurt’ by Turkish President

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. "My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the first prayers would be held in Hagia Sophia on July 24, after declaring the ancient monument was once again a mosque following a court ruling revoking its status as a museum. The World Council of Churches has called on Erdogan to reverse his decision and Patriarch Bartholomew, the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, called it disappointing. Erdogan said the nearly 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia, which was once a Chr...
European Union leaders are split over coronavirus recovery
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European Union leaders are split over coronavirus recovery

Lockdown has proved challenging for most workplaces, and the European Council is no different. All-night sessions, corridor huddles and fine dining in the glass Europa building in Brussels have been replaced with hours staring at a gallery of fellow heads of state reading out prepared lines in front of a backdrop of EU and national flags – and the odd bit of pop art, as in the case of Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel. But this week, leaders will be forced to switch off their laptops and make their way across recently reopened borders to Brussels for their first face-to-face meeting in five months – and it is set to be a bruising encounter. With the continent heading into a recession not seen since the 1930s, the EU’s institutional heads, the presidents of the European commi...
You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China
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You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China

The US has warned its citizens in China to “exercise increased caution” because of a heightened risk of arbitrary detention and exit bans that prevent foreign citizens leaving the country. Citizens could face prolonged spells in jail, without US consular support, or access to details of any alleged crime, the state department said. The warning, sent in an email to US citizens in China, comes after Beijing passed a national security law for Hong Kong, with the legislation drafted to cover people “from outside [Hong Kong]”, including non-residents. Lawyers and activists have warned China could use this assertion of extra-territorial jurisdiction – the legislation could theoretically be used to bring charges against any person from any country – to mute critics around the world. The st...
Trump’s new re-election stragety
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Trump’s new re-election stragety

President Donald Trump's demand for U.S. schools to fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic is central to an emerging re-election strategy that seeks to resuscitate his flagging support in the nation's critical suburbs. Trump in recent weeks has taken stances on hot-button issues his campaign hopes will appeal to suburban voters, particularly women, who have soured on the Republican president since his 2016 election and continue to move away as the virus rages across the country and the economy sputters. Along with aggressively pushing for students to return to classrooms - "Schools must be open in the Fall," he tweeted on Friday - Trump has warned of rising urban crime rates and threats to civil order in the wake of protests over racial injustice while pointing to the ...
Krachi East MP pays salaries of 223 private school teachers
Politics

Krachi East MP pays salaries of 223 private school teachers

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East Constituency, has extended his generosity to the paying of salaries of 223 teachers of private schools in the Constituency to assuage their sufferings resulting from the COVID-19 destabilisation.       The MP, who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, at the weekend met both private teachers of the Basic and Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Krachi East Constituency, who have not received salaries since the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 pandemic some months ago.       He said the support, estimated at GHC44,600.00 from the MP's Common Fund was to give relief to the economically distressed teachers now at home and not earning income.     ...
Mahama calls on Voltarians to register in their numbers
Politics

Mahama calls on Voltarians to register in their numbers

Ex-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the weekend called on citizens of the Volta region to maintain cool heads as they go out in their numbers to register for the new voter card. He said there have been complaints from inhabitants of intimidation from the military disposition in the region in the communities he's visited  and urged the people not to ‘’be angered by the situation and come out in large droves to register to vote.’’ Mr Mahama said these when he paid a courtesy call on Togbe Afede to conclude his tour of parts of the Volta region in Ho. The Flagbearer had earlier visited Akatsi North, Akatsi South, Ketu North, Ketu South, South Tongu, Agotime-Ziope, and Ho Central Constituencies to have a first-hand assess...
We have delivered on our promise to Zongos…we will do more in next four years-Bawumia
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We have delivered on our promise to Zongos…we will do more in next four years-Bawumia

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the governing New Patriotic Party under the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo has fulfilled its 2016 electoral promise to the people of Zongo in its first term of office. Speaking during a visit to the National Chief Imam on Sunday to officially inform him of his re-nomination as running mate to President Akufo-Addo for December's Presidential elections, Dr. Bawumia recalled that prior to the 2016 elections, President Akufo-Addo promised the national Chief Imam and the people of Zongo that should Allah make him President, he would establish a ministry and a special fund to facilitate the development of zongo communities, adding that the President has duly honoured his promise. "During the 2016 elections campaign, President Nana ...
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