Month: June 2020
Border Districts Football club cease junior sides amid coronavirus
Player safety was paramount in the Border Districts Football Club’s reasoning to stand down its junior teams in the 2020 season due to continued uncertainty amid the coronavirus. The club’s committee members, who met at Frances home ground on Thursday evening, unanimously agreed to the decision during their general meeting. It follows the club’s judgement to halt senior side matches as a result of the pandemic. “Certainly there is some disappointment but overwhelmingly people understand the reason behind it and are fully supportive of that,” the club’s co-junior football director […]
Cazoo signs sponsorship deal with Aston Vila Football Club
Cazoo has announced a new multi-year deal to become the principal partner and shirt sponsor of Aston Villa Football Club. The partnership, part of an extensive marketing campaign by Cazoo to accelerate online car buying, will commence at the start of the 20/21 season and will also see Cazoo branding featured throughout Villa Park stadium, on official club merchandise and across the club’s website and media backdrops. Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Aston Villa and supporting the Club’s men’s and women’s […]
RIP Sushant Singh Rajput | ‘Shocked and saddened’: Cricket fraternity expresses grief over untimely death of Bollywood’s MSD
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Noted Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who played the role of MS Dhoni in the biopic of the former Indian skipper, allegedly committed suicide on Sunday, said the police. Sushant’s body was found by his house help at his Bandra residence in Mumbai who alerted the police, following which they rushed to the spot. The police said that the 34-year-old actor was suffering from depression from the last six months. Following Sushant’s untimely death, the cricket fraternity started condoling his sudden demise on the […]
Neil Warnock became the first Boro boss to win his first game in charge since Bryan Robson in 1994 as the Teessiders picked up a crucial away win at Stoke City.
The three points sees Boro leapfrog The Potters in the Championship table after a gutsy performance on the road. James McClean looked to force the breakthrough for the home side, firing in from the byline and forcing George Friend into a smart clearance. McClean came close again minutes later, hooking a cross goalwards and bringing a strong save out of Boro stopper Dejan Stojanovic. Set pieces dominated the early stages of the game in blustery conditions at the bet365 Stadium, and after a series of Stoke corners it was Boro […]
Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate has welcomed the news that the Sky Bet Championship season will provisionally restart on June 20.
Woodgate’s squad returned to Rockliffe last week for the first time in two months and they will resume contact training later this week as the countdown to the restart continues. “That’s the news we’ve been waiting for,” said Woodgate. “As a club we’ve made no secret of the fact that we wanted to restart the season when it is deemed safe enough to do so. “We’ve followed the guidance of the authorities all along, and will continue to do so.” The news that June 20 is pencilled in for a […]
Read what new Boro manager Neil Warnock had to say in his first media conference as boss.
On Taking The Boro Job “Really it was Steve [Gibson], the chairman, who rang me if I could help out. He just wanted to change things for the run-in. “I didn’t look at the game at the weekend. You have to accept, he owns the club and is a very loyal owner. That must have been a difficult decision for him. “I’ve always got on really well with him and liked him. He’s one of the best owners, and the club itself. I’ve always enjoyed playing against them – I don’t […]
Symposium marks 30th anniversary of HKSAR Basic Law’s promulgation
Photo taken on June 15, 2020 shows the site of a symposium on upholding and improving the "one country, two systems" in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. A symposium on upholding and improving the "one country, two systems" was held Monday in south China's Shenzhen to mark the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Basic Law. Organized by the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, the symposium was attended by about 200 people from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and […]
China strongly opposes U.S. signing of bill on Xinjiang: foreign ministry
The Chinese government and people express strong indignation at and firm opposition to the signing of the so-called “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020” by the United States, foreign ministry said Thursday in a statement. It said this so-called Act deliberately denigrated the human rights conditions in China’s Xinjiang, viciously attacked the Chinese government’s Xinjiang policy, blatantly violated international law and basic norms governing international relations, and grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs. “Xinjiang-related issues are not issues about human rights, ethnicity or religion at all, but about combating […]
China-EU Summit to boost bilateral trust, cooperation, says Chinese envoy
The upcoming summit between China and the European Union (EU) is expected to further boost bilateral strategic trust and mutually beneficial cooperation, as well as point out the direction for the development of bilateral relations in the post-COVID-19 era, said a senior Chinese diplomat on Sunday. Zhang Ming, head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, told Xinhua that the 22nd China-EU Summit, which will be held on Monday through video link, is set to be an important occasion to discuss how to make the bilateral relations more productive and […]
Sheffield United Football Club responds to Copthorne Hotel owner’s claims
Sheffield United Football Club has responded to claims made yesterday by Kevin McCabe’s Scarborough Group over the closure of the Copthore Hotel at Bramall Lane. The sale of the Copthorne follows the September 2019 High Court ruling that McCabe sell his 50 per cent stake and all of his assets in the club–including the hotel–to Prince Abdullah. The Scarborough Group claimed that the closure of the hotel was unavoidable as the football club was insisting that the purchase could only go ahead as a sale of a property with“vacant possession”. […]