Pakistan: Balochi journalists caught between army and rebels

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that two rebel groups in Balochistan, in southwestern Pakistan, have threatened to attack the province’s media if, by 24 October, they have not begun defying a Pakistani government ban on covering rebel activities. RSF condemns the rebel threats and ultimatum, which are unacceptable. At the same time, it calls on the civilian and military authorities to allow journalists to do their work. Defending the ultimatum, the BLF communiqué blames the local and national media for a “total news black-out” on Balochistan: “Attacks by the military keep on occurring but the foreign media are banned from the region and the local media are reduced to repeating the official version put out by the government and army, according to which everything is fine.” June 2, 2021 Find out more News Around 40 journalists have been murdered since the start of the current conflict in 2006. Impunity is the rule. Few of the cases have led to prosecutions. to go further “Total news black-out” Balochistan’s journalists are caught between threats from rebel groups (screen capture, left) and pressure from the security forces (Photo: Banaras Khan / AFP). In a statement posted on the Urdu-language Daily Sangar website (dailysangar.com), BLF spokesman Gahram Baloch said journalists will be exposed to “avoidable harm” of they do not start “behaving.” Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder “The violent nature of these threats is intolerable, especially as the situation of Balochistan’s journalists has been untenable for years, and we appeal to the rebel groups to immediately renounce any act of violence against journalists,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This absurd situation would not exist if the Pakistani civilian and military authorities did not violate media freedom by preventing journalists from doing their job in this region. Pakistan must lift the obstacles to the free flow of information throughout its territory and must of course guarantee journalists’ safety.” Hundreds of people die every year in this remote province’s low-intensity conflict. But it is one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world because the Balochi media are forbidden by the Pakistani authorities to even mention the existence of the province’s armed separatist groups. Organisation “Distribution of newspapers will be suspended in the region after the deadline,” the statement said. “And we warn journalists to stay away from their offices and press clubs. Media workers will be to blame for any harm they suffer.” Khalil Ahmad, the head of the Balochistan Union of Journalists, confirmed to RSF’s Pakistan representative that the provincial authorities regard the rebel groups as “terrorists” and forbid any mention of them in the media. All possible means are used to force compliance, starting with economic pressure, to which for many local newspapers are particularly susceptible because state advertising constitutes their main source of income. Impunitycenter_img April 21, 2021 Find out more So it is high time the federal and regional authorities took concrete measures to protect journalists and overhauled policy on media freedom in Balochistan, which is completely blocked. As an editorial in the leading national daily Dawn said: “Not being dead is a victory in today’s Balochistan if you are a journalist.” Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression News RSF added Balochistan’s armed groups to its list of “Press Freedom Predators” in 2013. Pakistan’s intelligence services are on the latest list, published in 2016. Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression As a result, two of these groups, the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and the United Baloch Army (UBA), issued an ultimatum at the start of the month giving all of the province’s journalists until 24 October to start covering their activities. October 19, 2017 Pakistan: Balochi journalists caught between army and rebels RSF_en Judicial pressure is also used. Since 2008, a total of 11 reporters and editors have been given jail sentences for defying the ban on referring to rebel groups. And finally, there has been physical intimidation, violence and torture by the intelligence services, which are often accused of brutality. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts News News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF decries Olympics opening ceremony ban on Reuters

first_img Last week, Reuters released photos of a rehearsal for the opening ceremony while they were “under embargo” (banned from publication before a specific date). The London-based news agency quickly acknowledged that they were sent by mistake and asked clients not to publish them.The IOC nonetheless decided that Reuters will not get media passes for the opening ceremony on 9 February. According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the IOC has also decided to “enforce strong penalties on media companies and their reporters who disobey embargoes of the opening and closing ceremonies.”The IOC press office said the ban imposed on Reuters was in line with penalties imposed in previous cases of embargo violations but it declined to specify what sanctions would be imposed if other media outlets violated embargoes.“These retaliatory measures targeting all media are disproportionate and unjustified,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Journalists must respect professional rules but the right to censor assumed by the IOC is dangerous and shocking, as are the threats of reprisals against all journalists.” Help by sharing this information South KoreaUnited KingdomAsia – PacificAmericasAfricaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodiesEvents Freedom of expression The IOC decided to ban news agency Reuters from covering Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony (photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP). News June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists The IOC found itself embroiled in a media controversy during the Beijing Summer Olympics ten years ago, when then IOC president Jacques Rogge personally intervened to deny that the head of the IOC press committee had told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that IOC members had negotiated the blocking of certain “sensitive” websites during the coverage of the 2008 Olympics. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News RSF_en News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to rescind its decision to ban Reuters from covering the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because it published embargoed photos. RSF regards the ban as disproportionate. South KoreaUnited KingdomAsia – PacificAmericasAfricaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodiesEvents Freedom of expression February 6, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF decries Olympics opening ceremony ban on Reuters June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Aug. 16

first_imgNott St. renovation work is long overdueI’m writing in response to the planned renovation of Nott Street between Clifton Park Road and Balltown Road. I’m sharing my opinion as someone who runs, walks, cycles and drives through this stretch of road and uses all the businesses in this complex on a regular basis.This project is long overdue. My preference is Proposal No.2. It’s designed based on modern-day best practices and traffic engineering, and it’s ADA-compliant. The shift in Nott Street will slow traffic. The curb will prevent traffic from running over pedestrians and prevent drivers from backing directly into Nott Street traffic. Yes, the project will be inconvenient in the short-term, but doing nothing and relying on paint to solve these problems is short-sighted and foolish.Amanda BrazeeNiskayuna Gov. Cuomo, you say you are a green governor and have banned fracking and promote an environment for people and businesses to flock to. Fix the Thruway. Make it three lanes north and south along its entire length. Install and maintain fast electric-charging stations at all rest stops on the Thruway.As of now, my daughter is still stranded waiting for a tow to a charging station that works. She left at 11:30 a.m. and it is now 5:30 p.m. with no end in sight.Shame on you Gov. Cuomo and shame on ChargePoint and the New York Thruway.Harold HaberNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionInvest in upgrades to state ThruwayAs I write this letter my daughter and granddaughter are stranded on the obsolete New York State Thruway. She set out from Hague N.Y., to Princeton, N.J., in her electric car, a distance of about 273 miles. With her car being fully charged, that could be accomplished with one charge of about an hour’s time at the halfway point.The two ChargePoint charging stations at Ulster and Modena rest areas both were nonfunctional. The help-number operators were of no use, as they said the stations were down (duh!). My daughter called her car’s roadside assistance and was told that the Thruway was a restricted road and they could not help. After several hours and four customer service agents, she was informed that only the Thruway Authority can tow her to a charging station.The Thruway Authority should be disbanded. That highway is the most dangerous in the state. Two lanes for most of its length causing massive traffic jams going south every Sunday. Cars passing in the right lane out of frustration as trucks are in the left lane trying to pass but are unable to. Tolls that were supposed to have been dropped years ago still being collected. And to whose benefit?center_img Not everyone who disagrees is a racistThe term “racist” is getting worn thin by overuse and calling anyone who disagrees with the left a racist.Does anyone know a racist? Can one define it? How many members of Congress do you think are really racist? Do you really think the president is a racist with mixed family members from other cultures?I personally do not know anyone who is a racist, and I was raised in Virginia in the 1950s.Some did not like people of color, but no one fit the description of a right-wing white supremacist racist.The left and the mainstream media have been calling anyone who disagrees with them a racist. Do you agree with that? I do know that many of my circle of friends and acquaintances who vote differently than I do cannot seem to enter into a dialogue over major issues. But I don’t believe any see me as a racist, although I have been called other names.Gerard F. HavasyClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

NASCAR at Kansas: Denny Hamlin rallies to capture Super Start Batteries 400

first_img🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁Retweet to congratulate @dennyhamlin on his latest W in a dominant season. pic.twitter.com/Cg4PQ0yI02— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 24, 2020″I don’t know if we had the best car. We definitely a top-three car all day,” Hamlin told NBCSN in Victory Lane.”This team’s hitting on all cylinders right now,” he added. “We can win any given week and that’s something that’s really to come by.”Harvick led Thursday’s field to the green flag thanks to winning a random draw for the pole position. He was seeking his fifth win of the season and an expansion of his points lead.MORE: Watch NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Thursday’s race (all times Eastern).NASCAR at Kansas live results, highlights from Thursday’s raceOrder of finishFinish (Start)Driver1. (10)Denny Hamlin2. (7)Brad Keselowski3. (5)Martin Truex Jr.4. (1)Kevin Harvick5. (21)Erik Jones6. (3)Aric Almirola7. (24)Cole Custer8. (6)Alex Bowman9. (9)Kurt Busch10. (15)William Byron11. (8)Kyle Busch12. (11)Chase Elliott13. (23)Tyler Reddick14. (19)Clint Bowyer15. (36)Ty Dillon16. (27)Michael McDowell17. (14)Matt Kenseth18. (37)Daniel Suarez19. (30)John Hunter Nemechek20. (4)Ryan Blaney21. (31)Corey LaJoie22. (28)JJ Yeley23. (22)Christopher Bell24. (32)Quin Houff25. (33)Josh Bilicki26. (26)Garrett Smithley27. (16)Austin Dillon28. (18)Ryan Newman29. (34)Joey Gase30. (29)Brennan Poole31. (39)Reed Sorenson32. (20)Jimmie Johnson33. (13)Chris Buescher34. (35)Ryan Preece35. (2)Joey Logano36. (12)Matt DiBenedetto37. (17)Bubba Wallace38. (38)Timmy Hill39. (40)BJ McLeod40. (25)Ricky Stenhouse Jr.11:20 p.m.: The unofficial top 10: Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Aric Almirola, Cole Custer, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch and William Byron.11:11 p.m.: Denny Hamlin takes the checkered flag after a green-flag run to the finish. That’s win No. 5 for the driver of the 11 car.10:55 p.m.: Caution No. 11 as John Hunter Nemechek wrecks. The restart comes with 22 to go. 10:45 p.m.: Caution with 33 to go for Corey LaJoie. William Byron was in the lead when it was called. He was in the lead after the pit stop.Byron keeps the lead with 2 tires. Bowman with 2 tires. Then wit h4 tires: Hamlin Keselowski Harvick Truex Almirola Jones KuBusch Bowyer. 30 laps to go. #nascar @NASCARONFOX— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 24, 202010:10 p.m.: A violent wreck not long after the ensuing restart brings out the red flag (which is quickly lifted). Ryan Preece’s car almost lands on its roof as it slams hard into the inside wall. Preece was not injured, but he looked angry as he exited the car. It appears the incident thing started when Christopher Bell drove up into Ryan Newman’s path. A big hit for @RyanPreece_ who was able to walk away on his own at @kansasspeedway. pic.twitter.com/5ZRVm8eKax— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 24, 202010 p.m.: Caution after the cars of Matt Kenseth and Bubba Wallace collide. Major damage to the right front of Wallace’s machine. Caution on the restart as Joey Logano goes sliding into the wall with a cut tire. The ensuing chain reaction heavily damages Matt DiBenedetto’s car and causes damage for Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon.22 of @joeylogano ran over some debris at @kansasspeedway and cut down his LF tire.— Goodyear Racing (@GoodyearRacing) July 24, 20209:45 p.m.: Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott restart 1-2 after respective two-tire stops.9:40 p.m.: Stage 2 is complete. Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney finish 1-2. The remainder of the top 10: Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott. The final stage is scheduled to be 107 laps.9:25 p.m.: Chris Buescher breaks up the monotony with a single-car spin. Caution with fewer than 20 to go in Stage 2.9:20 p.m.: A long green-flag run after the caution. Martin Truex Jr. is up by two seconds over Denny Hamlin. The race is official with the completion of 134 laps. 8:55 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. passes teammate Denny Hamlin for the lead and then pulls away — right before a caution for a Bubba Wallace spin. We were 100 laps into the scheduled 267 laps. Brad Keselowski comes out of the pits with the lead after taking just two tires.8:40 p.m.: Stage 1 (80 laps) is complete. Kyle Busch wins it by half a second over Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman and Erik Jones make up the rest of the top 10. This is Busch’s first win of any kind this season.8:30 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is out of his car, which caught fire. He told NBCSN it was an electrical fire coming from under the dashboard. “I could see the fire, it was right beside me,” he said. The car is in the garage undergoing repairs. It’s been a frustrating stretch for @JTGRacing.After three straight last-place finishes for Ryan Preece, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. reports an electrical fire and climbs out of his car in stage 1 at @KansasSpeedway. His day is done and he’ll finish last. pic.twitter.com/4Lz0iLsGwH— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 24, 20208:20 p.m.: Joey Logano is trying to work back through the field after being sent to the rear for an uncontrolled tire during the competition caution. The Joe Gibbs Racing trio of Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. are 1-2-3 at Lap 47.8:06 p.m.: Competition caution after Lap 25. Joey Logano leads at the time of the yellow flag. He enters the pits with everyone else.8 p.m.: Harvick had fallen out of the lead by Lap 10, with Joey Logano taking over the point. Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. were following the new leader. NASCAR returned to midweek racing with Thursday night’s Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway. The race kicked off the mathematical second half of the series’ season (race No. 19), but it was right in the heart of the playoff chase. After Thursday, seven races remain before the Field of 16 is set.Denny Hamlin was already assured of a playoff spot before the race thanks to his four wins; he now has a series-high five wins this season after passing polesitter Kevin Harvick and then holding off Brad Keselowski late in Stage 3.last_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – January 2018

first_imgBetsy Graham with MFLN Community Capacity Building PI Keith TidballAs with each new year, it is a time of new beginnings. Longtime DoD project lead Betsy Graham is embarking on a new chapter having announced her retirement from the Department of Defense after an extensive career in public service at the end of 2017. Betsy has been with the MFLN since its inception and has been instrumental in identifying needs for military family service providers. As many can attest, Betsy constantly advocated to increase awareness of the network across branch services and the broad range of military family service providers. In 2014, Betsy was honored as an eXtension Champion for her role as a champion for Cooperative Extension’s eXtension initiative and the Military Families Learning Network. Above all, Betsy leaves a legacy as a catalyst for collective impact. Her vision, innovation, and passion have been instrumental in growing community capacity among organizations and individuals serving military families. We thank her sincerely for her lasting contributions to the Military Families Learning Network and wish her the best in her new adventures!It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Vickie LaFollette as the new DoD project lead for the Military Families Learning Network beginning in January 2018. Since joining the MFLN in 2014, Vickie has provided valuable insight and leadership as the Subject Matter Expert for the Family Transitions concentration area. She is well-rounded in her familiarity with the network and we look forward to collaborating on growing the network to continue meeting the needs of service providers at the highest level.Don’t forget to join us in January for webinars on the Blended Retirement System, work-life balance, and plant-based nutrition! You can find a full listing of MFLN webinars and subscribe to programming updates here.last_img read more

Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — The maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year’s Olympics while wearing a hijab.Mattel Inc. says the doll will be available online next fall. The doll is part of the Barbie “Shero” line that honors women who break boundaries. Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Muhammad said on Twitter that she was “proud” that young people will be able to play with “a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!”Muhammad, the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo shines in Portugal’s 5-1 romp over Ireland

first_imgHugo Almeida scored the goals but Cristiano Ronaldo was the star for PortugalHugo Almeida scored the goals. Cristiano Ronaldo was the star.Almeida’s two first-half goals paced Portugal to a 5-1 victory over Ireland on Tuesday, the team’s final friendly before heading to Brazil for the World Cup. But it was Ronaldo the overwhelmingly partisan Portuguese crowd of 46,063 at MetLife Stadium came to see.With many in the crowd wearing Portuguese jerseys, most of them emblazoned with Ronaldo’s customary No. 7, they cheered his every touch, the first of which came less than a minute after the opening kickoff. He sprinted from midfield before hitting a low shot that Irish keeper David Forde easily handled.After much publicized injuries to his left knee and thigh that kept him sidelined since May 24 when he helped Real Madrid over Atletico in the Champions League final, Portuguese fans – and coach Paulo Bento – were happy to see him back.”It’s important,” Bento said through a translator. “Players like Ronaldo are definitely important for any team they play for, and such is the case ourselves. So it’s good for us to have him back.”Each time Ronaldo neared the ball, the noise level crescendoed. One of his biggest ovations came when he left the game in the 65th minute for Nani, one of four simultaneous substitutions for Portugal.Portugal scored a mere 121 seconds into the game when Silvestre Varela dribbled down the right and crossed to an unmarked Almeida, who easily headed it in from the edge of the 6-yard box.advertisementThe Portuguese doubled their lead in the 20th when Ronaldo sent a ball wide left to Fabio Coentrao. His attempted cross struck the outstretched foot of Irish defender Richard Keough and looped over a hapless Forde before settling in the far side netting for an own-goal.Portugal dominated possession and chances, including a pair of shots in rapid succession in the 14th minute. Forde did well to parry a blast from Ronaldo first, then recovered to deny Raul Mierelles on the rebound.Ronaldo nearly had his goal five minutes later, skipping a free kick from 25 yards once off the turf and bouncing it off the right post.”Naturally there was fear of him perhaps of not being ready to play in the World Cup because of his injury,” Ireland coach Martin O’Neill said about Ronaldo. “He looks as though he was over that.”He is absolutely vital to Portugal’s hopes of doing well. While they have got a number of really brilliant players, he is one of the two top players playing world football. So it was essential for Portugal that one, he got through the game tonight, and secondly that he would give them a great lift going into the World Cup.”Ronaldo troubled Ireland throughout the first half and had a hand in the third goal in the 37th. Forde blocked Ronaldo’s sharp header, but Almeida reacted to the rebound and volleyed it in.”I think he had a good match,” Bento said of Ronaldo. “Considering especially that he was without competing for a few weeks, I thought he did well.”Ireland was far more effective from the outset of the second half and scored in the 52nd when James McClean beat keeper Rui Patricio with a low left-footed shot to the far side.Second-half substitute Nani set up two goals six minutes apart that completed the rout by the 83rd minute. Nani his a cross that Vieirinha headed and Forde blocked. But the rebound came straight back to Vieirinha, who volleyed it in Then Vieirinha sent a a ball to Coentrao, whose right-footed flick beat Forde past his left shoulder.The victory finished Portugal with two wins and a draw in its three preparation matches, drawing 0-0 with Greece and beating Mexico 1-0.The Portuguese open the World Cup on June 16 against Germany and also will face the United States and Ghana in Group G.last_img read more

10 months agoHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy at AC Milan.There’s been claims he will be sold next month.“I’m happy at Milan,” Calhanoglu told DAZN.“I’m happy with [Rino] Gattuso and his staff. I feel at home here in Milan.“The relationship [with Gattuso] is really good, even when he gets angry with me. I accept that, because he’s a good Coach with a winning mentality.“When it happens you’re better off not saying anything, otherwise you’ll get a clip round the ear…” last_img read more

24 days agoJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic happy embracing Sarriball

first_imgJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic happy embracing Sarriballby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic admits his game is being transformed under coach Maurizio Sarri.Pjanic says he wants to touch the ball 150 times a game as “playing under Max Allegri was completely different”.“There are obviously things that still to be improved, but I’m convinced that with the passage of time, everything will get better and better,” he said.“My teammates always look for me and I like that. Playing under Allegri was completely different, we immediately looked to get the ball wide.“Now it’s different. In the last few games I’ve tried more forward passes, but it all depends on what the Coach asks of me. I want to get to touching 150 balls per game.“I want to be one of the best midfielders in the world. I’m playing for one of the best teams in the world. I was lucky to grow step by step with the Coaches I had.“Winning helps you improve, and I know I can improve even more. The Juventus players are all ready to reach the highest objectives.“We have an experienced group with players who have won everything, and that aspect helps in certain games. I don’t think it’s a flaw.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days ago​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loan

first_img​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah says that he is constantly in contact with members of the club while on loan at Leeds United.The 20-year-old is struggling for game time at the Elland Road club in the Championship.And Nketiah says that he is still focusing on his long term future at Arsenal, which is highlighted by how they are keeping tabs on him during the loan spell.He told reporters: “I speak with Arsenal a lot, I’m in contact with quite a few people in the club, they’re always texting when I’ve done well or things I can do differently but I think it’s good to have that constant feedback from the club, to know you’re still connected with them.”I’m an Arsenal player on loan at Leeds, I feel like they have done really well to keep me involved and happy and I think they’ve been really happy with me so hopefully I can continue the form and go back and get a starting place and kick off from there.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more