Kasparov wants to bring chess to 1M African schoolchildren

first_imgRussian chess legend and opposition activist Garry Kasparov wants to bring the game to one million children in Africa as a tool to sharpen their learning skills. AFPPARIS, France — Russia’s former world chess champion Garry Kasparov wants to bring the game to a million children in Africa as an educational tool to sharpen their learning skills and build confidence.“We have plenty of data collected from around the world… that proves beyond any doubt that classes with chess, especially at early age, 6 to 9, dramatically improve the skills of the kids… to learn how to process information and make decisions,” Kasparov told AFP in Paris.ADVERTISEMENT The Russian chess legend attended the launch on Thursday evening of the francophone branch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation, which will focus on Africa, initially in Morocco, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Madagascar.READ: Chess great Kasparov quits Russia over fears of probeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnChess “is a tool, not a recipe for all education problems, but it’s a very inexpensive and a very effective tool,” the 53-year-old champion of the game said.He also it was important to fight the prejudice “that only certain countries can produce champions. There was nothing that special about the Soviet Union, just a lot of attention from the state and infrastructures in place that could help to find talents.” Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The foundation will identify some pilot schools in the African countries, provide them with learning kits and train some teachers in chess with the goal of reaching one million children over the next five years.Kasparov’s foundation has already introduced chess in school programmes around the world and he said he has found in developing countries that “there is more passion for success. They are willing to work harder.“I expect the same passion in Africa. We just have to create the conditions.”Kasparov, who became the youngest world chess champion in 1985 at age 22, and retired from the game in 2005.He has become involved in politics and human rights issues and is an outspoken critic of the regime of President Vladimir Putin. CBBADVERTISEMENT Feeling OK, Castro ready for return Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home MOST READlast_img read more

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Organizers assure Philippines ready to host successful SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES There are 523 events in 56 sports to be played in the Games including eSports which will debut in the meet.“PHISGOC has been successful in tapping private companies to sponsor the Games and augment its budget. The overwhelming support of the private partners boosts our efforts to facilitate event preparations,” Cayetano added.He also exhorted the national athletes to give it their all and not be affected by “unseen forces trying to break up this unity.”“To our athletes, pray for us and train well. Through your support, we will make it happen,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYMANILA, Philippines–Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday promised a successful staging of the biennial meet which the country is hosting Nov. 30-Dec. 11.The assurance came after news reports spread that the Philippine hosting is in peril due to lack of funds, something Cayetano vehemently denied.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “We assure the athletes, sports community and President Duterte that the preparations for the 30th SEA Games is now in full swing,” he said in a statement.Despite budget cuts — reportedly from P7.5 billion to P5 billion — the former senator and Foreign Affairs secretary said: “ We are unfazed and determined to make this successful. We are determined to pursue our task and responsibility which was given to us by President Rodrigo Duterte last year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe added that the Philippines will “mount the best SEA games in history for the sake of our athletes and the Filipino people is bigger than any other problem confronting us today.”By September, Cayetano said the sports facilities inside the New Clark City Sports Complex would be ready for use. The complex is intended to be used not only for this SEA Games but for future international meets. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lyceum-Cavite, St. Augustine Institute-Pampanga face off for NBTC Division II crown View commentslast_img read more

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Bottas sad over Hamilton free pass

first_img“You know, honestly, as a racing driver it is the worst thing you want to hear,” said Bottas.“But that’s how it is and although I didn’t like it for my personal race, I am a team player and I understand.”Team radio messages suggested Bottas was given instructions to let Hamilton pass him in the closing stages of an incident-filled race at least three times.“For sure, I did it because there was potential that Lewis could challenge Sebastian,” said Bottas.“In the end, it didn’t happen, but the team tried which I completely understand.“Personally, it is tough for me, but that’s life. I just didn’t have enough pace today and we need to find the reasons for that.“I think, overall, this was the best weekend for me with the team, but there is much more to come.”Meanwhile, Hamilton has taken full responsibility after he was handed a five-second penalty for backing up Daniel Ricciardo at the entry into the pit lane.Hamilton was forced to settle for P2 as Ferrari and Mercedes continue to trade blows in the 2017 World Championship battle, with the Brit leaving himself with too much work to do to catch Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages.“Yeah it was definitely costly, but firstly a big congratulations to Sebastian and a big thank you to Valtteri for being a gentleman out there,” Hamilton said.“Obviously a very difficult race. The start wasn’t the best and the pit lane [incident] was my fault so apologies to the team for losing the time there.“I tried my very best to catch up but there was a long, long, long way to go and Ferrari did a great job.“But we are going to come back hard as a team and keep fighting.“Losing points for the team is definitely painful but it is what it is. I am getting old!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mercedes’ drivers Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valtteri Bottas stand on the podium after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama on April 16, 2017 © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICMANAMA, Bahrain, Apr 16 – A deflated Valtteri Bottas admitted that he felt very disappointed to be asked to let his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pass him during Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.The 27-year-old Finn had started the race from his maiden pole position, but lacked competitive pace and struggled with his rear tyres on his way to finishing third behind Ferrari’s victorious Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton.last_img read more

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Mali drop shoot-out hero Diakite

first_imgGuingamp goalkeeper Samassa missed the South Africa game last Saturday because of a one-match ban after picking up two bookings in the group stage.Carteron has praised Samassa, 22, who represented France in age-group sides, but opted for Mali at full international level, making his debut last October.Mali are hoping to beat Nigeria and qualify for only their second Africa Cup final after losing 3-2 to Congo Brazzaville in Yaounde 41 years ago.“We will play to win,” vowed Carteron.“We will attack because we want to win without going to penalties.“Nigeria are favourites, but we aim to beat them. The pressure is on them — we are not under pressure because we are not the favourites.”Former Lyon defender Carteron believes his team must impose themselves physically to reach the final.“The teams are similar physically and the team who wins the physical battle will win the match,” he predicted.Skipper Seydou Keita wants to improve on the showing at the 2012 tournament in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea, where they went out to Ivory Coast at the semi-finals stage.“It will be a tough game but we want to win it. This will be our second straight semi-final and we want to go further.“I have not won a trophy with Mali, but we have a chance now and we hope we can do it.”The Malian squad have given former South African president Nelson Mandela a signed shirt of skipper Keita.Carteron said they would love to meet Mandela, but this was not possible so they decided to send him a number 12 shirt of Keita signed by the entire squad.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000DURBAN, South Africa, February 5 – Mali have dropped penalty shootout star Soumaila Diakite for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria.Mali coach Patrice Carteron said France-based goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa will start ahead of the more experienced Diakite, from Bamako club Stade Malien, who saved two penalties in the quarter-final triumph over South Africa.last_img read more

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Anarchy cuts short Leopards, Sofapaka tie

first_imgOnce again, a boardroom decision will come to play with the matter now in the hands of Football Kenya Federation to decide the fate of the game between the top flight outfits whose winner will meet former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Posta Rangers.City stadium was turned into a battle field on a Mashujaa (Heroes) Day moments after Leopards conceded the second goal through Ekaliana Ndolo with a section of Ingwe fans throwing objects towards the pitch, forcing police to lob teargas to disperse the rowdy fans.The bedlam that lasted for over 20 minutes saw the unruly supporters invade the pitch and attack Davis Omweno and assistant referee Stephen Oduor injuring them before venting their fury on the harmless Sofapaka and SuperSport’s buses with stones with their own luxurious coach not spared either in an orgy of violence.With the situation getting out of hand police officers were forced to fire live bullets to the air to disperse the rioting mob to enable both teams, journalists and broadcast rights holders SuperSport crew who were marooned in the middle of the pitch to gain secure passage out of the arena of disorder with their own lives at risk.Leopards head coach Pieter de Jongh condemned the violence, saying they were trailing fairly.“I’m not happy with the fans the way they have conducted themselves today, this is football and we were to win or lose. The opponent was a good team; the first goal was as a result of miscommunication and the second my defence slept a little bit. I’m disappointed but we now focus on the league,” the Dutchman told Capital Sport.The prelude to the ugly scenes started in the 24th minute when fans sat in the infamous ‘Russia’ stands hurled objects at Oduor after he ruled out Nigerian import Austin Ikenna’s goal for off-side forcing the match to be stopped for five minutes.Sofapaka was the better side in the first-half, taking advantage of Leopards static defence of James Situma, Joseph Shikokoti, Jackson Saleh and Titus Wamalwa to break the deadlock in the 26th when Enoch Agwanda made good use of Ndolo’s pass to smash the ball pas keeper Patrick Matasi who had came off his line.Ingwe could put matters to level five minutes later when Humphrey Mieno set Bernard Mang’oli loose and his stinging shot forced keeper David Okello to parry out for a fruitless corner.The last chance of the half for Batoto Ba Mungu came in the 33rd when Ndolo broke through from the left to beat Wamalwa and cross in but Matasi denied Agwanda a brace as he waited to pounce.Burundian Fiston Abdul saw Sofapaka start the second-half on a high with his well timed shot but Matasi was well positioned to deal with the threat before head coach Sam Timbe pulled him out for Anthony Kimani.Leopards fought hard in the remaining 15 minutes forcing Batoto Ba Mungu to sit back but neither Ikenna’s and Noah Wafula’s efforts bore fruit not even Mulumba’s backward header that forced his own keeper to fingertip for a wasteful corner.Sofapaka scored their second minutes to the final whistle after Situma concede a free-kick from a high boot against Agwanda at the edge of the box with the resulting Kimani’s set-piece hitting the wall before Ndolo tucked in from the rebound.This was the cue for the merchants of violence to unleash the mayhem as lawlessness reigned before security forces expelled them from the stadium by discharging their weapons to prevent disaster on another day of crying shame for Kenyan football.The chaos came just 24 hours into another domestic match, this time in the KPL between title-chasing Tusker FC and Muhoroni Youth was abandoned in the 77th minute after the latter accused the Brewers of having 12 men on the pitch as officials bungled a routine substitution.Earlier at the same venue, Rangers edged out fellow Super League side West Kenya 12-11 on post match penalties after both sides played out a barren draw in regulation time.At stake for the winners is the chance to represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 20 – On a day reserved to celebrate the country’s heroes, hooliganism reared its ugly head as the GOtv Shield semi-final between cup holders AFC Leopards and Sofapaka descended into anarchy, forcing the tie to be aborted in the 86th minute at Nairobi’s City Stadium on Monday.Sofapaka were on the verge of ending Leopard’s reign with a healthy 2-0 lead over the jaded champions before a section of their misguided supporters turned what was a festival of football into chaos.last_img read more

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Payet gets winner as France mark anniversary of attacks

first_imgBut Pogba headed in the equaliser in the 58th minute and Payet profited from a goalkeeping error to score the winner and allow Les Bleus to move three points clear of Sweden at the top of the section.“Decisive no, but important yes,” was how France coach Didier Deschamps summed up the significance of the result.“It was a difficult game but the result is all that counts. Sweden made things complicated for us.”The result came on a poignant evening that saw a minute’s silence held in memory of the victims of the terror attacks that struck the French capital, and the Stade de France, almost exactly a year ago.Sweden’s Emil Forsberg (L) challenges France’s Paul Pogba (C) and Raphael Varane during their 2018 World Cup qualifying football match on November 11, 2016 © AFP / Franck FifeFrance were playing Germany in a friendly on Friday November 13, 2015 when three suicide bombers blew themselves up immediately outside the ground.A 63-year-old man, Manuel Dias, was killed by one of the explosions at the beginning of a night of terror around Paris that killed 130 people and injured many more.French president Francois Hollande was there to pay tribute in a capacity crowd of 80,000 at Friday’s match, which was played on a national holiday to mark the day that ended the First World War in 1918.The French team featured many of those who had played in that game against Germany, including Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, recalled in attack in place of Kevin Gameiro.They had numerous chances in a bright start to the game, with Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen saving well from a curling shot from the edge of the box by Payet.Pogba and Moussa Sissoko also sent efforts just over the bar, but Sweden — fielding a rejuvenated side as they rebuild following the international retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic — were an occasional threat too.– Forsberg stunner –Sweden’s Emil Forsberg (R) challenges France’s Moussa Sissoko during their 2018 World Cup qualifying football match on November 11, 2016 © AFP / Miguel MedinaIndeed, they should have taken a 10th-minute lead, but John Guidetti, inside the six-yard box, was unable to convert a Ludwig Augustinsson free-kick from the left.And they stunned the Stade de France when they went in front in the 54th minute, the impressive RB Leipzig winger Forsberg sending in a free-kick from fully 30 yards that left Hugo Lloris rooted as it swerved through the air and in.However, France were level just four minutes later when Payet delivered a free-kick from the left and the world’s most expensive player Pogba just beat team-mate Raphael Varane to the ball to head in his eighth international goal.The relief was palpable and France — who have needed play-offs to qualify for each of the last two World Cups — went in front on 65 minutes.Olsen failed to hold a cross under pressure from Antoine Griezmann — who was just offside when the ball came in — and Payet pounced to roll the ball in.French football fans hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of a 2018 World Cup qualifying football match in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016 © AFP / Franck FifeGriezmann almost got a third but Sweden made it a nervy finish with substitute Isaac Kiese Thelin missing the target with a great chance to equalise.Their coach Janne Andersson was left to bemoan the lack of an offside call at the second goal.“We deserved a better result. It is a bit of a shame because the second goal was offside, but these things happen in sport,” he said.The Netherlands can join Sweden and also close to within three points of France with a win away to minnows Luxembourg on Sunday.France are next in qualifying action in Luxembourg in late March, although they play the Ivory Coast in a friendly in Lens next Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France’s midfielder Dimitri Payet celebrates a goal during the 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match between France and Sweden at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016 © AFP / Franck FifePARIS, France, Nov 12 – Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet scored as France fought back to beat Sweden 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday that was marked by tributes to the victims of last year’s Paris terror attacks.Emil Forsberg had put Sweden in front from a free-kick early in the second half at the Stade de France in a meeting of the top two teams in Group A in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.last_img read more

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Shell Groundbirch increasing funding for NEBC Grant Program

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Shell Groundbirch says it will be increasing their funding for non-profits in Northeast B.C. this year.In honour of Shell Groundbirch celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the company says that funding for the NEBC Community Grants Program will total $50,000. “The community has played a major role in our success over the past decade”, said Jennifer Prochera, External Relations Advisor. “This is one way for us to show our appreciation by giving back in thanks as a neighbour and partner so we can continue building a vibrant community over the next ten years and more.”Organizations in all of Northeast B.C., including Indigenous communities, are all eligible and welcome to apply. Each non-profit organization can apply for up to $5,000 towards a one-time project that is sustainable after the conclusion of the grant.- Advertisement -Groups chosen to receive a grant will be determined by an anonymous review panel. The panel will include Shell representatives as well as community representatives that are familiar with the local community’s needs.Shell introduced the community grants program last year and awarded $40,000 in funding to help 13 local non-profit organizations.Advertisement “Upon launching the program, we were overwhelmed with the positive response and the number of applications we received,” said Prochera. “Our goal this year is to increase the positive impact of the program and we hope even more organizations are able to benefit.” The company is accepting applications for the grants until May 18th. Successful applicants will be notified within 90 days of the deadline. To learn more about Shell’s NEBC Community Grants Program or if you would like to apply for a 2018 grant, visit: www.shell.ca/groundbirch-grants, or contact Jennifer Prochera, Shell Groundbirch External Relations Advisor at jennifer.prochera@shell.com or (778) 256-2367.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgAddiction specialist to speak at church WHITTIER – Pat Kelly, a certified addiction treatment counselor, will talk about getting a loved one into treatment before they are ready at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Friends Church, 13205 Philadelphia St. A $5 donation will be requested. For reservations, or for more information, call (562) 777-1222. Show to feature bridal fashions WHITTIER – The Whittier Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave., will host a “Bride Tea and Fashion Show,” at 2 p.m. June 16, featuring bridal fashions from several different eras. Tickets are $25. Proceeds will go to the museum’s general fund. Seating is limited. For tickets or for more information, call (562) 945-3871 or e-mail tickets@choralaires.org. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Today, the Whittier Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control, will conduct an undercover decoy operation at approximately 15 locations that sell alcohol throughout Whittier, unincorporated Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, officials said. For more information, call Sgt. Kent Miller, (562) 945-8250. Driver slams into garage of home PICO RIVERA – A white Ford van sideswiped three vehicles, struck a light pole, then plowed into the garage of a home early Wednesday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Five people were asleep inside the home in the 9600 block of Shade Lane when the van drove into their metal-door garage at about 1:15 a.m., said sheriff’s Sgt. Della Walls of the Pico Rivera Station. The driver fled the scene and was being sought. No one was injured, she added. center_img Caregivers support group meets today WHITTIER – A support group for caregivers meets at 1 p.m. today at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Caregivers can learn how to cope with difficult behaviors, reduce stress, locate help in the home and more. There is no fee. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Dairy celebrating centennial year PICO RIVERA – Kruse Dairy and the city will celebrate Kruse’s 100th anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the dairy, 9621 Kruse Road. The event is jointly organized by the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce and will feature networking opportunities and drawings. Cost is $10 for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations should be made by Friday. For more information, call (562) 690-4969. Firefighters hold local fundraiser SANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe Springs firefighters will be at Carmenita and Telegraph roads from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, collecting money for charity. The “Fill the Boot” campaign raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by asking motorists to drop in coins, bills and checks. Last year, local firefighters raised nearly $30,000, said fire Cpt. Mike Yule. For more information, call (562) 944-9713. last_img read more

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Seven essential Arsenal transfer updates as Wenger gets set to splash the cash

first_img 7 It looks like Arsenal are getting their shopping done early.Granit Xhaka is one high profile name arriving when the transfer window opens on 1 July, but there is more by the looks of it.Could it be true? Is Arsene Wenger about to splash the cash on further recruits? Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest Arsenal rumours and check here for all the latest Arsenal news.Where do you think the team still needs strengthening? 7 6. Arsenal tell Barca Hector Bellerin is not for sale at any price – Barcelona are looking for a new full back with Dani Alves on his way to Juventus, but Arsenal are reported to have told the Spanish champions Bellerin is not available. Barca are now said to be looking at Valencia’s Joao Cancelo. 2. Alvaro Morata: Juventus striker is eyeing a transfer – Morata is one of a number of strikers linked with Arsenal and it’s easy to see why as WhoScored.com explained to talkSPORT. The Juventus man has been speaking about a desire to play for Real Madrid again, but also about the temptation of playing in England. 3. Ben Chilwell: Leicester full back is on the way out but not to Arsenal – Arsenal appear to have missed out on Chilwell, with the Sun reporting Liverpool are close to agreeing a transfer for the 19-year-old. 4. Calum Chambers: Southampton want their academy graduate back – Southampton could offer Calum Chambers a way out of Arsenal and regular first team football, report the Mirror. The 21-year-old defender joined the Gunners from Southampton two years ago, though any move back will only be on loan. 7 7 5. N’Golo Kante: Leicester midfielder happy for the time being – “For now, I am happy at Leicester,” Kante told French news outlet L’Equipe. The midfielder had a great season at Leicester, winning the Premier League and then being included in France’s Euro 2016 squad. As a result, interest in the 25-year-old is high, but he added: “I do not pay too much attention to everything that is said. For now, I am in Leicester and I focus on the Euros,” he added. 1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Dortmund attacker to leave Germany? Click the arrow above, right, to see an update on Arsenal transfer targets – German news outlet Kicker is reporting news that Mkhitaryan has rejected a new contract at Borussia Dortmund. The 27-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season and Arsenal are said to have an interest in adding a creative midfielder to their ranks in order to compliment the more combative Granit Xhaka. Mkhitaryan certainly fits the bill having scored 18 goals and created 20. 7 7 7 7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would fit right in at Arsenal says team-mate – The BBC World Service have an interview with retired former Rangers and Hull striker Daniel Cousin, who revealed his thoughts on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving to the Premier League. The pair were Gabon team-mates and Cousins said the Borussia Dortmund goal machine would benefit from playing in front of Mesut Ozil.last_img read more

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Top honors for Argentine piano player

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Fliter, 32, began her career at 16 with a performance at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. She was a prize winner in the Ferruccio Busoni competition in Bolzano, Italy, in 1998, and won a Silver Medal in the 2000 International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She has appeared in concert halls across the globe, including Tokyo, New York, Budapest, Hungary and Washington. She is the fifth Gilmore Artist selected since 1991. The festival, founded by Kalamazoo businessman and philanthropist Irving S. Gilmore, will take place from April 22 to May 7. Fliter will appear at the festival several times. Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter, who has appeared in concert halls across the globe, has won the prestigious 2006 Gilmore Artist Award for exceptional pianists. The $300,000 award is given every four years by the Michigan-based Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, a two-week event featuring jazz and classical artists. Fliter was picked after a committee spent two years listening to pianists. Committee members were “unanimously swept away” by Fliter’s “astonishing pianist prowess and her overall musicianship,” festival Director Daniel R. Gustin said in a statement. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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