Player eligibility discussion advanced – Browne

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has hinted that the process to amend the controversial eligibility rule was at an advanced stage.Speaking to Massy United Insurances Line & Length TV Show here, Browne said the process was currently being discussed at the West Indies cricket committee level and from there would go on to the full board.”There’s some discussion going on about revisiting the eligibility rule,” said the former West Indies wicketkeeper.”It is with the West Indies cricket committee and then that will go to the board, and, see what happens from there.”But I think it is important that we understand that our domestic cricket is key and players coming out of our domestic cricket, and showing they can go to the international level and perform, is important.”Yes, we have to look at it, but we have to be mindful that we have to develop our product, we have to develop our tournament. We have to develop it to a stage where we have a very good standard of regional cricket.”The eligibility rule requires players to make themselves available for domestic tournaments in order to qualify for selection to the West Indies side in the various formats.However, this has proved a sore point for marquee players over the years, as it has required them to forego lucrative contracts in foreign leagues to return home.Only recently, veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels was ruled ineligible for the one-day side because he played only two games of the Regional Super50 before heading to Pakistan to take up a T20 contract.Last March, newly appointed Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said the rule was in definite need of review.last_img read more

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The CSEC Examinations cap

first_imgIt’s been quite sometime since my last article, mainly due to the fact that I have been preoccupied with my own CXC examinations. It is seems suitable then, that I should mark my return with yet another piece (hopefully the last one) on examinations. While I am aware that this proposal has not come quietly (there has been great debate on both social media and print media), it is something I feel strongly about, and as such I am compelled to share my thoughts. Since I have already done a column about “extra-curricular activities versus extra subjects”, I’m going try my best not to repeat what I have already written.That being said, I feel like this subject cap is flawed on multiple levels. It is proposed as a solution to the problem of students writing “too many” subjects. However, is this phenomenon a problem? What are the reasons that we can give to justify it being a problem? Is it that those students who write more than 10 subjects are performing unsatisfactorily? To me, the major concern is that those students who write more than 10 subjects do not have the time to pursue much else than studies. However, is there any research to actually back up this belief? Because personally, the students that I know who have written more than 10 subjects are far more than just academically inclined. They are volunteers, youth leaders, athletes, models, musicians, artists, writers, photographers, and dancers (and these are just the ones that I know from Queen’s College). However, let us assume that this belief is true; that each student, or at least the vast majority of students who write more than 10 subjects do nothing else but study. Is it of our concern? Is it truly a problem? It seems to me how one chooses to spend one’s time (provided it does not cause harm to ourselves and others), is a personal choice. And yes, it can be said that choosing to write a lot of subjects can cause stress which is harmful to one’s self, however, that individual has the ability to control that stress, by opting to write fewer subjects, or by reducing other stress inducing activities in their life. At the end of the day the number of subjects one chooses to write is a personal decision.Is it fair to take away that personal choice based on the assumptions that students are not rounded? And will taking away that choice result in students becoming more rounded? Are there facilities in place, which encourage students to take up sports or join clubs? Are students interested in developing other areas of their lives? This is the issue. In my experience, many of my colleagues do not see the value in volunteering or in pursuing an extracurricular activity, such as a sport or an art form. Perhaps we need to give students reasons for why they should pursue extracurricular activities. It seems to me that people believe that children aren’t pursuing any activities because they simply do not have the time, whereas, to me, it is because they do not see why they should. They do not see the benefits for doing so, and perhaps we need to place more emphasis on explaining these benefits to children and encouraging them to take up these activities. People should not be rounded because they are mandated to be, but because they are genuinely interested in the things that they are doing.Finally, is it fair to say that 10 subjects it the cap for senior high schools, but six is the cap for junior high schools? This assumes that since a student is in a junior school their abilities are far lower than that of a student in a senior school, and that they cannot possibly manage to do more than six subjects. There is already tension amongst schools, where some students look down upon those in “lower” schools. This decision will only add to the strife. Additionally, it will increase the pressure placed on students sitting examinations in Grade Six, as the difference of a few marks could result in them being able to write six CSEC subjects or 10.There is so much more that can be said about this topic, for example the reasons for which students have been opting to write many subjects, or whether these multiple subjects are really preparing students for the world of work or higher education, but I feel no matter which way you look at it, a subject cap is not the answer to the problem of students being one dimensional.last_img read more

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Norte Dame Cathedral vs our historical sites

first_imgOn Monday, April 15, 2019, the world watch in shock as the 850-year-old Cathedral of Norte Dame in Paris, France, became engulfed in flames. While much of the historic and iconic structure was destroyed in the fire, valiant efforts led to the saving of precious artworks and most venerated relic. Reports suggest that aside from precious artworks, a nail from the cross of Jesus Christ and what is believed to be the Crown of Thorns, were housed within its walls.The people of France are deeply affected as they mourn what is being described as its “Lady” and the soul of their country. The French President, Emmanuel Macron, who was on the scene, was quoted as saying, “Notre Dame is our history, it’s our literature, it’s our imagery. It’s the place where we live our greatest moments, from wars to pandemics to liberations. This history is ours. And it burns”.The Cathedral has come to epitomise France and the French people feel a sense of connection to it as many around the world, whether they were Christians or not, including the millions of tourists with cherished memories. Even in the face of its destruction, it remains a towering beacon of unbridled pride.Macron wasted no time in announcing that the Cathedral will be rebuilt. Citing that it’s probably part of the French destiny, he said a national donation scheme which will extend beyond the borders of France, will be started. That swift announcement speaks to the tremendous value that is attached to the Cathedral by the people of France and what they know it means to millions of others across the world.France is not the only country that is cognizant of the value of its historic buildings. Many countries have enshrined the protection of these edifices with parts of towns and cities being safeguarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO). The Norte Dame Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Such sites offer a glimpse into the past and serve, in some instances, as a reservoir or as pivotal focal points to understand, not just history, but the cultural journey over time. It also identifies with the individual countries. Guyana is not devoid of such buildings that are of immense historical value. Sadly, some have been destroyed and not rebuilt while others, even though a bit more fortunate, need much care.Cognizant of the need to help preserve these historical sites, the Government established the National Trust of Guyana in 1972. It has expended much efforts over the years however, gauging from the appearance of some of the buildings, resources may be a suggested constraint. It is tasked with preserving national monuments and buildings it has declared as part of its overall responsibilities.Its powers, however, were brought into question when State House, which is categorised as a national monument on its website, was painted in green after the current Government took office. Green is the colour of the A Partnership for National Unity, the dominant party in the coalition Government.Since May 2015, a number of public buildings and bridges were repainted to reflect that party colour in what seems an exercise for it to be imposed. The Office of the President was also not spared. Many objected, especially to the repainting of State House, however their cries fell on Government’s deaf ears.The basic understanding that generally governs heritage sites globally is that any refurbishing cannot alter the appearance as agreed for preservation. This does not in any way prevent restoration work; work which Sate House has undergone when the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was in government. Whatever was done then to keep the building intact, seemingly confirmed to the guiding protocols.That said, questions were raised as to whether the National Trust was consulted on painting State House green. It remains unclear if it was and if so, why it may have agreed. As it is, the appearance of this national monument was altered thereby deliberately interrupting its historical aesthetics which is considered a direct contradiction of the policies of preservation. This can be easily interpreted as devaluing its historical worth and even desecration seemingly just for political gratification.It clearly sends the wrong message to the current and coming generations. If only those responsible could have been aware as to what State House, built in 1823, and other historical sites mean to Guyanese, as President Macron is for France. What makes this Government’s actions even more baffling to the point being worry, is that the Head of State is a historian who needs no lecture on the value of our historical sites.The value of the Norte Dame Cathedral to the French people over the many centuries, transcended political boundaries. It is part of what made France, France. Similarly, here, there are sites that make Guyana, Guyana. All it takes is for more awareness be brought and for them to be respected.What happened to State House smacks of disrespect to both its historical value and the National Trust; a stark contrast to what currently plays out in France even as the Norte Dame Cathedral stands in ruins.last_img read more

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Wayne Rooney wants another trip to MLS playoffs before going home

first_imgFrancis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees After winning just nine matches and finishing outside of the playoffs in 2017, United was sparked by Rooney’s addition midway through the 2018 season — as well as the opening of Audi Field — and wound up fourth in the East. The team’s playoff run was short, however, as United was eliminated on penalties after a 2-all draw with the Columbus Crew in the knockout round.Currently NYCFC sits atop the East as the season winds down. Major League Soccer went to single-elimination playoff rounds this year and expanded the postseason to include 14 teams, seven from each conference. The all-knockout postseason replaces the two-legged format for the conference semifinals and finals that the league started using in 2003.“I think we know we’re not the best football team in the league, we like to try to make games a bit scruffy at times and work hard and dig in and try and make the three points,” Rooney said. “That’s how we’ve won most of our games this season, so we all need to work together to do that. It will be tough, of course, but if we do that we’ll give ourselves a good chance.”United coach Ben Olsen said it’s hard to understate Rooney’s contributions to the team. Rooney leads United with 11 goals and seven assists this season. He had 12 goals last season.“Last year with the addition of the stadium, that brought a new energy to the fan base and community. Wayne doubled down on that and has energized the fan base, the team and the organization,” Olsen said. “He continues to be a big piece of this. He’s been a joy to manage so far and we’re looking forward to the little time we have left with him.”ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The team is already building toward a future without Rooney. This week, Union announced the return of midfielder Yamil Asad for the 2020 season. Asad played for United in 2018 on loan from a first-division club in his native Argentina, and he had nine goals, including the team’s first goal in the opening game at Audi Field.Rooney’s new job will present different challenges for the 33-year-old. Derby has been out of the Premier League since 2008 and lost a playoff final in May to return to the top division. His former England teammate, Frank Lampard, was in charge of Derby last season before moving to manage Chelsea.Rooney said he’s relished his chance to play in MLS. He’s been getting cheers on the road for the past couple of weeks since he announced his move.“I’ve always enjoyed playing football, whether that’s in England or over here. I love the game. I love playing so my enjoyment for the game hasn’t changed from obviously the moment I got here to now. It’s what I do,” he said. “I know I love playing football and until my body tells me I can’t, I’ll keep doing it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney reacts after putting a shot over top of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs stateside. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs.The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular-season stretch with D.C. United, which is 12-10-9 this season for fifth in the Eastern Conference. There are three games to go, including Sunday’s match at home against the Sounders.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ NCAA: Nzeusseu shines as Lyceum piles on St. Benilde’s woes LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals00:50Trending Articles02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna “I know mathematically it doesn’t put us in a playoff spot just yet, but I think we have to lose every game and the teams outside the playoff spots have to win every game, and if that happens then we don’t deserve to be in it,” Rooney said.Rooney is playing out the season with United before the next stop in his storied career: he’s taking over second-tier Championship team Derby County as a player-coach in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4His return to England will end an MLS stint that began in June 2018 when he agreed to a deal with United worth a reported $13 million.Rooney left Manchester United after 13 seasons in 2017 and spent a year with Everton, where he started his career. He is the all-time top scorer for England (53) and Manchester United (253). He scored 208 goals in Premier League play, second only to Alan Shearer’s 260. View commentslast_img read more

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Guyanese soon to sell products/services globally through e-commerce

first_imgGuyanese will soon be provided with the legal framework and requisite infrastructure to sell their products and services to global markets.Currently, there are numerous financial restrictions in Guyana preventing local entrepreneurs from tapping into the international market to promote their products and services.PayPal, one of the most widely used and accepted payment processors globally, is unable to get the licence to operate within Guyana because of the unavailability of legislation, even in the recently passed Telecommunications Bill.The Guyana Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) – a group of Guyanese entrepreneurs – has lobbied Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes on this matter.GEN Representative Rosh Khan told Guyana Times that significant strides have already been made to ensure the legislation is updated and will facilitate the entry of notable payment processors into Guyana.He explained that the National Payment Systems Act, which deals with electronic money, has already been drafted and is currently being reviewed by stakeholders, including himself.Government has already begun the process of switching from paper-based transactions, to electronic payments by entering into an agreement with the World Bank which would seek to modernise the country’s National Payments System.Additionally, Khan said the Electronic Transaction Act is being drafted.The Electronic Transactions Act will allow local businesses to extend their reach beyond the country’s borders. When the legal framework is in place, Guyana will have to lobby PayPal to enter into its market. “Once we get the legal aspect in place, it shouldn’t be too difficult – at least, that’s what I hope. We saw it happen in Trinidad and Tobago too. PayPal wasn’t there. Then they put the Electronic Transaction Act in place (and) a few months later, PayPal was fully functioning (both sending/receiving),” he explained.Khan noted that these measures will transform the business landscape in Guyana.“It transforms how we think about money and as an extension, how we act with money. It also transforms how we make money. With e-commerce laws firmly in place, Guyanese will have a more levelled playing field of opportunity – to serve not only Guyana, but the exponentially larger international market. Imagine what that means for the individual who can make $50-$100 US per day from home, part-time. Imagine what that means for cash flow and spending power. And what about existing businesses – imagine what that means for them to be able to accept money for their products and services from around the world via PayPal, Stripe, and other payment processors,” he outlined.According to the young business executive, Guyana will start to experience a new level of economic transformation with a robust e-commerce sector.last_img read more

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Major Highways closed throughout the Central Interior

first_imgHighway 99 Both directionsClosed in both directions from Junction with Highway 12, at Lillooet to Junction with Highway 97 North, in Cache Creek (74.7 km) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 10:04 pm PDT. (ID# 249653) Glade Ferry Both directionsThe Glade ferry starting on Thursday, July 13 at 9:00am expect possible delays of up to one hour due to Transport Canada inspection until Thursday, July 13 at 3:00pm. Updated on Thu Jul 6 at 9:45 am PDT. (ID# -64994) FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With over 200 forest fires burning throughout British Columbia, some major highways are closed.With the majority of the fires in the Central Interior, there are major delays in roads in the area.  You can see a list of road closures below from drivebc.ca as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday July 9.Since the forest fire situation is changing all the time, it’s best to visit www.drivebc.ca before you travel to see if there have been any changes.- Advertisement -Highways in Northeast B.C. are not affected by any of the forest fires.Major Highway Events Highway 1 Both directionsClosed in both directions 10 km west of Cache Creek to 5 km east of Cache Creek (15 km) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# 249639) Highway 1 WestboundClosed 4 km west of Savona because of Forest Fire. Detour not available. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 8:00 am Monday, July 10. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 249636) Likely Road Both directionsClosed in both directions from 150 Mile House to Junction with Horsefly Road (4.5 km) because of Forest Fire. Detour from the Likely-Horsefly Junction to Beaver Lake Road and then to Hwy 97N. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 7:32 pm PDT. (ID# 249642) Highway 5A Both directionsClosed in both directions at Coalmont Road because of Forest Fire. Local detour not available. Alternate route: Hwy 97C, Hwy 97, Hwy 3. No estimated time of opening, assessment in progress. Next update Sunday July 9 at 3:00 p.m. . Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 11:19 a.m. (ID# 249632) Westside Road Both directionsConstruction 11 km north of junction with Highway 97 South (West Kelowna junction) 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 4:04 pm PDT. (ID# -64847) Highway 97C Both directionsHwy 97C and Cornwall Road closed in both directions from Junction with Highway 1 to Government Street Ashcroft (267 m) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# 249640) Highway 1 Both directionsParks Canada is undertaking roadway rehabilitation and slope stabilization work in Glacier National Park on a 10 km section of highway from the East Boundary to Beaver Bridge, July 4 – late October, Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hour, and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Occasional full closures of up to 20 minutes required to facilitate the scaling and blasting work. Updated on Fri Jun 30 at 1:57 pm PDT. (ID# -64820) Highway 97 Both directionsClosed from Junction of Hwy 1 in Cache Creek to Clinton because of Forest Fire. Detour via Hwy 24 and Hwy 5. Open from Clinton to Williams Lake. No access to Highway 99. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 10:04 pm PDT. (ID# 249648) Highway 97 NorthboundHwy 97 open to northbound traffic from Williams Lake and closed southbound 15 km south of Quesnel due to Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 7:32 pm PDT. (ID# 249650) Highway 5A Both directionsClosed in both directions at Junction with Highway 3 (Highway 3 is open), in Princeton because of Forest Fire. Estimated time of opening not available. Detour not available. Alternate route: Hwy 3, Hwy 97 and Hwy 97C. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:05 am PDT. (ID# 249633) Highway 1 Both directionsClosed in both directions from Ashcroft to Cache Creek (9.4 km) because of Forest Fire. Detour via Highway 8. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:09 am PDT. (ID# 249631) Highway 97C WestboundClosed from Logan Lake to Ashcroft because of Forest Fire. Local traffic only, until further notice. Watch for traffic control. Estimated time of opening is currently not available; Assessment in progress. Next update is Sunday July 9th, 3:00 p.m. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 11:25 am PDT. (ID# 249643) Highway 1 on Vancouver Island Both directionsConstruction Highway 1 – Malahat between Shawnigan Lake Road and Aspen Road. Northbound right lane closure in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Intermittent traffic stoppages outside 6:00am and 9:00am Southbound, and 3:00pm to 6:00pm Northbound. Expect delays longer than 30 minutes. Watch for flaggers & construction speed zones. Use both lanes to merge points & then alternate when merging. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 4:01 pm PDT. (ID# -64046) Highway 20 Both directionsClosed in both directions at Alexis Creek because of Forest Fire. Closed between Raven Lake Road (45km East of Alexis Creek) and Bull Canyon Road (7km West of Alexis Creek). No detour available. Emergency vehicle access only. Next update at 12 PM. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 10:53 am PDT. (ID# 249656)last_img read more

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Alex Donis artwork at Cerritos College

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Cerritos College Art Gallery is located in room 50 of the Fine Arts building on campus. For more information, call gallery Director Christina Fernandez at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2620. NORWALK – The exhibition, “Alex Donis: Selected Works 1995-2006” will run from Aug. 21 through Sept. 25 at the Cerritos College Art Gallery, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The Los Angeles-based artist is known for artwork that examines the boundaries of religion, politics, race and sexuality. An opening reception will also take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29, and an artist walk-through is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Donis has exhibited his work at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture, the Longwood Art Center in New York, the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago and Columbia University in New York, among others.last_img read more

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LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT PUBLIC MEETING ON DONEGAL’S CLASSROOM SIZES

first_imgA public meeting is to be held in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny at 8pm on Monday, 23rd September to discuss the expected increase in class sizes in the upcoming budget.Many Donegal classrooms are overcrowdedThe patron bodies and leadership groups involved in Irish primary education have come together to form the National Alliance for Primary Education (NAPE).The Alliance has launched a pre-budget campaign asking Government to make primary education a priority, adding that any cuts to primary education are short-sighted, represent bad value for money and will adversely affect Irish society in the longer term. In addition to lobbying politicians and launching a postcard campaign, the group is holding a series of public meetings around the country including the one in Letterkenny.Representatives from school management, the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) and parents will address the public at the meeting in the Clanree Hotel.There will also be an opportunity for contributions from the floor. Politicians, parents, management, teachers and anyone with an interest in primary education are urged to attend.  LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT PUBLIC MEETING ON DONEGAL’S CLASSROOM SIZES was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clanree hotelovercrowdingPublic meetinglast_img read more

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Ronald Koeman eases fears over Everton star

first_img Romelu Lukaku in action for Everton 1 Everton manager Ronald Koeman expects striker Romelu Lukaku to be training with the team again by early next week.The Belgium international has not travelled with the squad to their Dubai training camp but instead visited a doctor in his homeland for treatment on a calf problem.However, Koeman has no doubts Lukaku will be ready to rejoin the squad and play a full part on their return to Merseyside.“We know that for 10 days Rom has had some problems with his calf,” Koeman told evertontv.“He has a lot of confidence in the Belgian doctor and I gave him permission to go to Belgium and recover.“We expect him, normally, next Tuesday to be joining in the training session. He will be fit and available for the weekend.”Koeman also expects midfielder James McCarthy and forward Kevin Mirallas – who have travelled to Dubai – to also be back to full fitness next week after hamstring and groin complaints which forced them to miss the goalless draw at Middlesbrough.“They are progressing well,” Koeman added.“We knew that they would not play in the friendly this Friday but next week, from Tuesday on, they will be available for all the training sessions.“Normally they would be fit for the weekend of Sunderland.”last_img read more

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This Celtic team to cause problems for ‘fantastic’ Bayern Munich?

first_img 11 Bayern Munich v Celtic is live on talkSPORT 2 at 19:45 (BST) here.Captain Scott Brown and midfielder Stuart Armstrong are fit to face Bayern Munich at the Allianz, which is good news, as is the fact the German side are without Manuel Neuer and Franck Ribery.Celtic’s win at Anderlecht was their first for 17 European group stage fixtures in the Champions League or Europa League, though they have never beaten a Bundesliga club away from home.“We’re going to have to be resilient but we’ve got to be confident enough to play,” manager Brendan Rodgers said. “We respect we’re playing against fantastic players. They’ll be highly motivated and they’ll want to come out and really press the game and show their qualities.”So how will Rodgers’ team look? Click the right arrow above to find out.Stream the Bayern v Celtic match here. 11 14. Stuart Armstrong (attacking midfield) 6. Nir Bitton (centre-back) 11 20. Dedryck Boyata (centre-back) 11 11 11 9. Leigh Griffiths (centre forward) 63. Kieran Tierney (left-back) 8. Scott Brown (central midfield) 11 1. Craig Gordon (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to find out talkSPORT’s predicted Celtic XI to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League… 11 49. James Forrest (right-wing) 21. Olivier Ntcham (central midfield) 23. Mikael Lustig (right-back) 11 11. Scott Sinclair (left-wing) 11 11last_img read more

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