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August 9, 2018

Real Madrid agrees with Chelsea FC to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

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Yesterday, English football club Chelsea FC announced reaching an agreement with Spanish-capital club Real Madrid to transfer Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Madrid. Real Madrid via their official website said Courtois “has signed for the club for the next six seasons.”

26-year-old Courtois has been Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper for the last four seasons. He joined The Blues in 2011 from Belgian club K.R.C. Genk. In the last four seasons at Chelsea, Courtois won Premier League titles in 2014–15 and 2016–17, an EFL Cup in 2014–15, and the FA Cup in the last season. In his 2016–17 season for Chelsea, the Belgian kept sixteen clean-sheets in league matches.

Just after joining Chelsea in 2011, Courtois was loaned to Real Madrid’s cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid. During this previous spell in Spain, Courtois won one each of the Spanish LaLiga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup. Courtois won the Adidas Golden Glove in this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, winning the third-place medal with Belgium.

According to report by ESPN, Real Madrid had to pay about £35 million for the transfer. At the same time, Real Madrid’s midfielder Mateo Kovačić is loaned to Chelsea for the next season. In Real Madrid’s official announcement, they said Courtois is to be presented at Santiago Bernabeu today at 1 pm after his medical examination.



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August 8, 2018

Chelsea FC signs Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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On Wednesday, English football club Chelsea FC announced signing Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. Oer the reports, Arrizabalaga paid €80 million to activate his buy-out clause in order to join Chelsea, becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in the history.

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Former first-choice goalkeeper of Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois had agreed to sign a six-year contract with Real Madrid, the club made the announcement via their website on Wednesday.



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Real Madrid reaches agreement with Chelsea FC to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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On Wednesday, English football club Chelsea FC announced reaching an agreement with Spanish-capital club Real Madrid for the transfer of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Madrid. Via their official website, Real Madrid said Courtois “has signed for the club for the next six seasons.”

26-year-old Courtois has been Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper for the last three seasons. He joined The Blues in 2011 from Belgian club K.R.C. Genk. In the last three seasons at Chelsea, Courtois won two Premier League titles in 2014–15 as well as in 2016–17, one EFL Cup in 2014–15 as well as the FA Cup in the last season. In his debut season for Chelsea, the Belgian had kept sixteen clean-sheets in league matches.

Just after joining Chelsea in 2011, Courtois was loaned to Real Madrid’s cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid. During his previous spell in Spain, Courtois had won one each of the Spanish LaLiga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup. Courtois won the Adidas Golden Glove in this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, winning the third-place medal with Belgium.

According to various reports, Real Madrid had to pay about £35 million for the transfer. At the same time, Real Madrid’s midfielder Mateo Kovačić is loaned to Chelsea for the next season. In the official announcement, Real Madrid said Courtois is to be presented at Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow at 1 PM after his medical examination.



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August 6, 2018

Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

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Monday, August 6, 2018

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On Friday, English football club Manchester City announced Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus signed a contract extension adding two years to his contract with the club. Jesus’s new contract runs until 2023.

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21-year-old Jesus joined Manchester City last year in January 2017 from Brazilian club Palmeiras for a reported fee of £27 million. Since then, the Brazilian has featured in 53 matches for the club in all competitions and has scored 24 goals. During his time at the Etihad Stadium the Brazilian has won the Premier League title as well as the Carabao Cup. Internationally, Jesus made his international debut in 2016 and he was part of the Brazilian squad for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia but lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

After signing the contract extension, Jesus told ManCity.com, “I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person. Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived.”

Manchester City’s footballing director Txiki Begiristain said, “Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost. There’s so much variety in his game. I know how much Pep [Guardiola, Man City’s manager] enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years.”

Jesus was part of the Manchester City squad which won the 2018 Community Shield on Sunday, defeating Chelsea 2–0 at the Wembley Stadium.



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July 14, 2018

Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri joins Liverpool

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Yesterday, Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool FC on a “long-term contract”, the English Premier League club announced via their official website. According to multiple reports, Liverpool exercised the £13 million release clause in his contract with Stoke City.

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26-year-old Shaqiri joined Stoke in August 2015 from Italian club Internazionale for a reported fee of £12 million. In three seasons at Stoke City, Shaqiri made 84 league appearances scoring fifteen goals, 92 appearances in all competitions for The Potters. Last season, Stoke City were relegated to the EFL Championship.

Before playing in England, Shaqiri played for FC Basel in Switzerland, Bayern Munich in Germany, as well as for Internazionale. He won six league titles with Basel and Bayern, as well as the UEFA Champions League with Bayern in 2013, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the finals which were then managed by Jürgen Klopp.

Internationally, Shaqiri has scored 21 goals in 74 appearances. In this year’s FIFA World Cup, Shaqiri played all four matches, before losing out to Sweden in the Last 16 knockout phase. He scored one goal in the tournament, a 90th-minute winner against Serbia.

Shaqiri was the third signing of Liverpool this season. Club’s manager Jürgen Klopp said, “I think the English phrase to explain the decision to sign Xherdan is a ‘no-brainer'”. Klopp went on to say, “I know him well from his time in Switzerland and especially Germany — I have been a long-time admirer. But the added bonus now is that he knows the Premier League and what it takes to perform in this uniquely intense environment.”

“He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things”, Klopp added.

After signing the contract, Shaqiri said, “As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”

Shaqiri has been allocated jersey number 23. This season, Liverpool has signed Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from AS Monaco.



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August 11, 2016

Labour party uk members win right to vote in leadership contest

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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On Monday morning the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled the UK Labour Party‘s National Executive Committee (NEC) has no right to bar the — reportedly — around 130,000 members who joined the party after January 12 from voting in the party’s leadership election this month.

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This comes after an NEC decision last month that people who had not been members for six months at the time of the leadership election would have to pay a £25 registration fee to vote. The case was instigated by five people who were told even though they belonged to the party the new rules meant they weren’t eligible to vote in this leadership election; they argued the decision to exclude them from the election was against labour party rules and a breach of contract. They have since announced they will appeal the ruling, despite Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell urging them not to.

The leadership contest is between incumbent leader Jeremy Corbyn, who lost a vote of no confidence motion within the parliamentary wing of his party 172–40, and MP (Member of Parliament) Owen Smith. Both candidates have been running campaigns to encourage more people to join the party and vote for them.


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July 30, 2016

Pokémon Go champion declared in United Kingdom

Pokémon Go champion declared in United Kingdom

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

A UK family man named Sam Clark has become the first UK Pokémon Go contender to catch all 142 Pokémon species, which lately have been lurking and hiding all around different areas of Britain.

The Challenge took the 32-year-old a fortnight to complete and in those 14 days Clark has walked an astonishing 225 Kilometres and with that exercise, he has managed to lose a heavy 12 kilos.

Clark stated that after a car accident in 2008, which caused him to suffer a fractured neck, he has since experienced weight issues. However, after being introduced to today’s latest Craze Pokémon Go, he has been encouraged to step outside and challenge himself mentally and also physically to start living a healthier lifestyle.

Having now reached level 24 in the game, the married dad of four says he plans to continue on with the game Pokémon Go, even though he has completed all levels attributed to the games aim as he is determined to continue on losing those kilos through the games designed active quests.



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July 20, 2016

Angela Eagle drops out of UK labour leadership contest

Angela Eagle drops out of UK labour leadership contest

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Yesterday, former UK shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle announced her withdrawal from the Labour Party leadership contest after losing to ex-Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith in an informal contest for support of MPs (Members of Parliament) in opposition to current leader Jeremy Corbyn in the contest. She says she will support Smith with all her “enthusiasm and might”.

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Ms. Eagle and Mr. Smith agreed whichever got the least nominations from MPs and MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) would drop out of the leadership race.

This comes after MPs’ criticism of Corbyn’s performance in the recent “Brexit” referendum — which passed despite Labour opposition — displayed in a recent vote of no-confidence in Corbyn’s leadership capability, which received a no-confidence majority of over eighty percent.

Owen Smith supports policies such as reintroducing the 50 percent top tax rate, a £200 billion investment plan, and a referendum on any deal on leaving the EU. He has also criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity message as lacking substance. He said “it is not enough to just be anti-austerity, we need a concrete plan for prosperity”.



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July 19, 2016

ARM to be bought by SoftBank

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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The United Kingdom‘s (UK) largest technology company, ARM Holdings, confirmed on Monday morning that it had accepted an offer from the Japanese company, SoftBank.

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ARM designs microchips used in many devices, including smart phones made by Apple and Samsung. It is expected to invest in the so-called Internet of Things, where many everyday items are expected to be connected to the internet into the future.

The deal, worth £24 billion (US$32 billion), is now expected to be presented to shareholders. The amount offered per share is 43% above the value at the close of trading on Friday. Shares rose by 45% on Monday morning in response to the announcement. Three-quarters of shareholders will need to approve the deal for it to go ahead.

ARM has said its headquarters will remain in Cambridge. Simon Segars, ARM’s Chief Executive, also said a pledge by SoftBank to double ARM’s workforce on the UK would be legally binding.

Philip Hammond, the UK Chancellor, said it would be the biggest investment into the UK from Asia, as well as showing that “Britain remains one of the most attractive destinations globally for investors to create jobs and wealth”. Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, had recently questioned the benefit to the nation of such takeovers, but has said this one shows the UK can remain successful outside the European Union.



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Three shot dead in Lincolnshire, UK

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Three people were killed on Tuesday morning in a shooting near a pool in Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK, the gunman thought to be among the dead. The police said there is no evidence the incident is terror related.

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The police were called to the scene at 9:00 in the morning local time, where two women and a man, including the gunman, were shot dead. Several police cars and ambulances were sent to the site. Local schools were put into lockdown for security reasons, which was lifted later that day, and the leisure centre was closed. The police appealed for witnesses.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave his condolences to the families of the deceased, describing the events as “shocking”. The local councillor Gary Taylor also said he was “shocked”, describing the area as “quiet” and saying “gun crime does not exist in the area at all”.



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