About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the performance of Callum Hudson-Odoi for last night’s Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg defeat to Tottenham.Sarri gave the winger a start amid transfer talk linking him with Bayern Munich.The manager said, “Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal.”I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match. He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.”
Tottenham midfielder Dembele travels for Beijing Guoan medicalby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is travelling to Hong Kong today in order to undergo a medical with Beijing Sinobo Guoan. Spurs accepted an offer from the Chinese Super League club last week, reportedly worth £9m.Dembele, 31, would have become a free agent at the end of the season.The Belgian made 249 appearances in his six-and-a-half year spell in north London. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Inter are hoping to offload Mauro Icardi in the summer and are exploring the possibility of a swap deal with Juventus involving forward Paulo Dybala.According to sources close to the talks, new Inter manager Antonio Conte wants the 26-year-old out, while the board are also keen to sell the Argentina international.The Nerazzurri are pushing Serie A champions Juve to consider a deal that would include Dybala, who saw his role reduced at the club following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Dybala, who had an impressive season in 2017-18 when he scored 22 league goals, has been moved into a deeper position to accommodate Ronaldo and managed just five goals in Serie A in the last campaign.Juve are, however, reluctant to allow the 25-year-old to leave the club and they are yet to appoint a new head coach to replace Massimiliano Allegri, with Maurizio Sarri expected to be announced soon.The Turin club do still retain an interest in Icardi, though, having tried to sign him last summer, before the move for Ronaldo had been confirmed.Indeed, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has made contact with the player’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, over the possibility of getting a move over the line this time around.Roma, who appointed Paulo Fonseca on Tuesday, would also be interested in bringing in Icardi, although the player is put off by the fact they won’t be taking part in the Champions League next season.Despite reports of interest from England and Spain – and Real Madrid in particular – in the past, the Argentine would prefer to stay in Italy, and Juve seems the most likely destination.Should a bid from abroad arrive, Icardi does still have a €110 million (£98m/$125m) release clause that only applies to clubs from outside of Serie A.Icardi does, however, still want to stay at Inter, with Wanda Nara having revealed at the end of May that the player hoped to stay for “at least another year”, with his contract not due to expire until 2021.The former Sampdoria striker, who joined Inter in 2013, has not been far from controversy during his time at San Siro, with frequent reports of fallings out with team-mates, while he was stripped of the captaincy earlier in 2019.In the aftermath of that decision he didn’t play for the club for almost two months although, in spite of speculation that he would be moved on, he has consistently expressed his desire to stay.Icardi, who has missed out on Argentina’s Copa America squad, scored 17 goals in all competitions for Inter last season, with the Nerazzurri finishing fourth in the Serie A table to secure Champions League for the 2019-20 campaign.
Junior Firpo has been tipped to emulate the brilliant career of Sergio Ramos by former Real Betis youth guru Juan Jose Romero, who believes that the Barcelona target is even better than the Real Madrid legend in some aspects.Firpo, 22, has become a top priority at Camp Nou as Barca were impressed with his performances in the Spain Under-21 side that romped to European Championship success this summer. Born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the left-back can also play in the centre of defence and in midfield, and is regarded as one of Spain’s top prospects for the future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Negotiations between Betis and Barca will open soon and Romero, who knows Firpo better than most after the pair worked together in the Seville club’s youth ranks, sees a sparkling future for the youngster.”He is the footballer who most impressed me in his first training session,” Romero, now coaching at Ceuta, explained to Goal . “He looked like a beast of a footballer from the very first moment. He has the formidable maturity and personality which give him the chance to go far, he has a bullet-proof character, he is a defender of great quality and has confidence in himself. “That confidence can be a problem sometimes because he believes in himself a lot but it is a trait which could be positive if he handles it correctly. Sometimes he looks cocky and that leads him to make very visible mistakes.”But he could end up having a career similar to that of Sergio Ramos. He also came to Real Madrid and the national team as a full-back, to end up in the middle of defence and, even though Junior doesn’t have the defensive power of Ramos as a centre-back, neither did Ramos have the attacking threat Junior is showing.”Despite his tender age, Romero has no doubt that Firpo will be a success at Barca, after initial interest from Madrid in the youngster as a possible heir to Marcelo faded. “If he keeps his head down we are talking about a left-back with great physical conditioning, quick, good in the air and with good technique. It is very hard to find players with so much ability,” he added. “[Former Betis coach] Quique Setien and I brought him up to the first team when he showed the talent to play in the middle, at Betis we used to play with three centre-backs and he played on the left, he played some great games.”He also played in midfield and even as a centre-forward [in the Betis youth teams].”I spoke with Setien more than once about Junior’s future, he is one of those players of whom you can say the bigger the stage, the better the artist plays. “I would tell any big club not to think twice over Junior, he has been in the first team less than a year and a half and you just have to look at his progression.”Firpo made his Betis debut in February 2018 and has played 43 games to date in all competitions, scoring five goals.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)If you’re a college football fan or a fan of college sports, in general, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably heard someone refer to Ohio State as “THE Ohio State University”. Why is this? It’s not like we say “THE Florida State University” or “THE University Of North Carolina” or “THE” anything else for that matter. Some think that it’s just Buckeye fans being obnoxious, but there are actual reasons as to why fans of the scarlet and gray refer to the school in full fashion as “The Ohio State University”.The Ohio State University was initially known as Ohio Agricultural And Mechanical College.The University was renamed in 1878 because the board of trustees thought Ohio Agricultural And Mechanical College didn’t live up to the school’s prestige. The president of the university thought that the new name would further separate the institution from other schools in Ohio. Some also believe that the “THE” was added on to show other colleges in the state who the top dog was.While the school was renamed to The Ohio State University in 1878 it wasn’t until 1986 that the nickname became known by the masses.In 1986 the school rebranded itself by making a change to its logo.The motivation behind the new logo was for the school to shed the nickname of OSU. Obviously, there are other OSUs out there (Oklahoma State and Oregon State) and university officials wanted to avoid confusion. The “THE” (which was already in the official name of the school) was added to the logo to “reflect the national stature of the institution.”Amazing day at THE Ohio State University!Thank you @OSUCoachMeyer @OhioStateFB @CoachStudOL @markpantoni @WestonZernechel @ParisJohnsonJr #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/UO9By1VpjG— Geirean (@GeireanHatchett) July 26, 2018So to answer your question, no, Buckeye fans are not just being obnoxious. The Ohio State University is the correct and official name of the school. For those of you who think the name is a little pretentious, you’re not exactly wrong, but Buckeye fans and officials think that the university is prominent enough to carry such a name.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 03: General view of the stadium as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Miami Hurricanes at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Michael Irvin Jr., son of the great NFL wide receiver Michael Irvin, was looking forward to perhaps a breakout season during his junior campaign at Miami. It looks like it’s going to have to wait, however.Wednesday, Miami announced that Irvin will be out four months because he needs surgery on his MCL. Irvin’s injury leaves the team a bit shorthanded at the tight end position heading into the 2018 season.Irvin played a bit on special teams during his freshman season and registered nine receptions for 78 yards during his sophomore campaign. He was expected to be featured more this season.Irvin was a three-star recruit out of high school. He had offers from 13 different schools, but ultimately chose to play where his father played.Miami announces that junior tight end Michael Irvin II has sustained an MCL injury in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for four months. Surgery expected this week.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 8, 2018Michael Irvin Jr. out 4 months after knee surgery for UM, leaving Canes with just 3 scholarship tight ends – Freshmen Jordan and Mallory, plus Polendey. Depth big concern, even with high regard for 2 freshmen.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 8, 2018Surgery is expected to take place this week.Miami is one of the favorites in the ACC – behind Clemson. The Hurricanes finished last season with a 10-3 record and an Orange Bowl loss to Wisconsin.This year, Miami opens up with a tough game against SEC foe LSU. The game will take place on Sunday, September 2.
If you’re a Michigan fan, you’ve heard this one before. College football fans are debating whether Ohio State made the yard to gain on an important fourth down play on Saturday.The Buckeyes are currently in a dog fight with Minnesota, and if it weren’t for a fortunate spot, fans would be even more worried than they currently are. The play came late in the first quarter.Facing a 4th-and-2 from Minnesota’s 44-yard-line, Dwayne Haskins handed the ball off to running back Mike Weber, who lunged for the first down. Weber was seemingly stopped short of the line – at least on television.Weber’s rush was ruled a first down. The play was not reviewed. Here are two angles.This was ruled a first down on 4th down. Looked like #Gophers got the stop. #Buckeyes score on the next play. pic.twitter.com/BOeZKOAUd0— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) October 13, 2018And people wonder why Ohio State gets so much hate. This isn’t even close to a first down. pic.twitter.com/3YsNJgJvle— Drew (@DJDrewTheJet) October 13, 2018Tough spot for Minny on 4th and 1. They gave OSU the 1st down. Next play, touchdown. pic.twitter.com/0EvkodMhmw— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) October 13, 2018From my press-box eyes, that was quite the generous spot on the fourth-down Weber run.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 13, 2018Ohio State scored on the next play when Haskins found Terry McLaurin for a 41-yard score.Despite the score, Minnesota currently leads the game, 14-10.Ohio State, currently 6-0 on the season, needs this one to keep pace in the Big Ten – and the College Football Playoff picture. We’ll keep you updated.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is getting called out for what he reportedly told a five-star quarterback recruit about transfer QBs.Riley allegedly told Oklahoma five-star quarterback recruit Spencer Rattler that he wasn’t going to be taking any major QB recruits back in December.“Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler reportedly said.#Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler says “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon.” https://t.co/eylJSWTuUS @BrandonDrumm247— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 31, 2018Fast forward a couple of weeks and Riley has in fact taken a major quarterback recruit.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has committed to Oklahoma.Dec. 31: Five-star Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler: “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” per @SWiltfong247Jan. 16: Jalen Hurts announces transfer to Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/LeC38IcVBx— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) January 16, 2019Rattler, though, doesn’t seem to be bothered by this. He’ll be a true freshman in 2019 and Hurts has just one season of eligibility remaining.The five-star quarterback isn’t backing down from a quarterback competition, either.“I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.””I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.” – @SpencerRattler is all aboard #Sooners landing @JalenHurts.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) January 16, 2019It would be pretty stunning if Hurts doesn’t start at Oklahoma in 2019, but Rattler could be the guy moving forward in 2020.Oklahoma is expected to contend for another Big 12 championship and College Football Playoff spot next season.
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)Hope springs eternal around the country as college football season is about to open. Fans can dream about big things for their favorite programs.Well, most fans can at least. Like every other year, there are going to be some really bad college football teams in 2019.In a piece for Sporting News, longtime handicapper and college football analyst Danny Sheridan tried his hand at naming the 16 worst Power 5 college football programs heading into the 2019 season.Every conference is well-represented on the list, which can be seen here. As for Sheridan’s “top” five, they are as follows. Oregon StateRutgersKansasLouisvilleColoradoHere’s what he had to say about Oregon State, which is coming off a 2-10 season and hasn’t had a winning record since 2013.“Will the woman who left her kids at Reser Stadium please come to the field to pick them up? They’re beating Oregon State 14-0 at halftime! When former Beavers quarterback Jonathan Smith returned to coach the team, it left alumni and students with a warm fuzzy feeling. After all, it was Smith that led the school to its greatest season in 2000, finishing fourth in the nation. Smith was confident he could turn the program around. And like going to Taco Bell at midnight, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Smith will keep Jake Luton at quarterback, who has somehow managed to finagle a sixth year of eligibility out of the NCAA.”If there is some consolation to be had for any of the programs on this list, it’s that teams sometimes surprise the experts and overachieve.At least a couple of these schools will prove the naysayers wrong by finagling six wins and bowl eligibility in 2019.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 15:58 IST National Educational Policy 2019The draft of National Educational Policy has been submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre in New Delhi by Committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan on Friday May 31, 2019 in the presence of R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary Department of Higher Education and Rina Ray, Secretary Department of School Education & Literacy and other senior officials of the Ministry.Aim of National Educational PolicyTo equip students with the necessary skills and knowledgeTo eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industryThe Draft National Education Policy, 2019 is built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.Background workFor this, the MHRD initiated an unprecedented collaborative, multi-stakeholder, multi-pronged, bottom- up people-centric, inclusive, participatory consultation process.The extensive consultations undertaken across multiple levels of online, expert and thematic, and from the grassroots ranging from village, block, urban local bodies, district, state, zonal and the national level, provided an opportunity to every citizen to engage in this massive exercise.Draft New Educational Policy 2019 being submitted to the Hon’ble Minister for HRD by the Drafting Committee. pic.twitter.com/qvYstJMKzT Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) May 31, 2019Several in-person and in-depth deliberations across a wide spectrum of stakeholders were held.Subsequently, a ‘Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy’ under the Chairmanship of Late TSR Subramanian, Former Cabinet Secretary, was constituted, which submitted its report in May, 2016. Based on this report, the ministry prepared ‘Some Inputs for the Draft National Education Policy, 2016’.advertisementChanges 1. The committee has proposed to rename MHRD as Ministry of Education (MoE).2. In school education, a major reconfiguration of curricular and pedagogical structure with Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) as an integral part of school education is proposed.3. The committee also recommends Extension of Right to Education Act 2009 to cover children of ages 3 to 18. A 5+3+3+4 curricular and pedagogical structure based on cognitive and socio-emotional developmental stages of children: Foundational Stage (age 3-8 yrs): 3 years of pre-primary plus Grades 1-2; Preparatory Stage (8-11 years): Grades 3-5; Middle Stage (11-14 years): Grades 6-8; and Secondary Stage (14-18 years): Grades 9-12.Schools will be re-organized into school complexes.4. It also seeks to reduce content load in school education curriculum.5. There will be no hard separation of learning areas in terms of curricular, co-curricular or extra- curricular areas and all subjects, including arts, music, crafts, sports, yoga, community service, etc will be curricular.6. It promotes active pedagogy that will focus on the development of core capacities: and life skills, including 21st century skills.7. The committee proposes for massive transformation in teacher education by shutting down sub-standard teacher education institutions and moving all teacher preparation/education programmes into large multidisciplinary universities/colleges.8. The 4-year integrated stage-specific B.Ed. programme will eventually be the minimum degree qualification for teachers.9. In higher education, a restructuring of higher education institutions with three types of higher education institutions is proposed-Type 1: Focused on world-class research and high quality teachingType 2: Focused on high quality teaching across disciplines with significant contribution to research;Type 3: High quality teaching focused on undergraduate education. This will be driven by two Missions -Mission Nalanda & Mission Takshashila.10. There will be re-structuring of Undergraduate programs (e.g. BSc, BA, BCom, BVoc) of 3 or 4 years duration and having multiple exit and entry options.11. A new apex body Rashtriya Shiksha Ayog is proposed to enable a holistic and integrated implementation of all educational initiatives and programmatic interventions, and to coordinate efforts between the Centre and states.12. The National Research Foundation, an apex body is proposed for creating a strong research culture and building research capacity across higher education.13. The four functions of standard setting, Funding, Accreditation and Regulation to be separated and conducted by independent bodies: National Higher Education Regulatory Authority as the only regulator for all higher education including professional education.14. Creation of accreditation eco-system led by revamped NAAC.15. Professional Standard Setting Bodies for each area of professional education and UGC to transform to Higher Education Grants Commission (HEGC).16. The private and public institutions will be treated on par and education will remain a ‘not for profit’ activity.17. Several new policy initiatives for promoting internationalization of higher education, strengthening quality open and distance learning, technology integration at all levels of education, adult and lifelong learning and initiatives to enhance participation of under-represented groups, and eliminate gender, social category and regional gaps in education outcomes were also recommended.18. Promotion of Indian and classical languages and setting up three new National Institutes for Pali, Persian and Prakrit.advertisement19. Indian Institute of Translation and Interpretation (IITI) has been recommended.The path breaking reforms recommended will bring about a paradigm shift by equipping our students, teachers and educational institutions with the right competencies and capabilities and also create an enabling and reinvigorated educational eco-system for a vibrant new India.Also read: New National Education Policy to be introduced soon: Check 5 pillars hereGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAysha Tags :Follow National Educational PolicyFollow Ramesh PokhriyalFollow hrd HRD Ministry drafts new National Educational Policy: 19 changes recommendedFrom compulsory BEd as a minimum qualification for teaching to the duration of Under-graduation in India, National Educational Policy Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan introduced changes before the HRD ministry.advertisement