Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘wanted on loan by Valencia’ after being dropped by Frank Lampard

Valencia want to sign ‘s out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan, according to reports.

The international is viewed as an ideal replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is being linked with a move away from the Mestalla in the summer window after a tough campaign.

Valencia-based outlet suggest that Cillessen may return to his former club Ajax.

And now Mundo Deportivo claim that Kepa is the target to replace the Dutch stopper if he does depart.

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7 Ligue 1 Players Who Could Be on the Move This Summer

No other major European league depends on transfer income as heavily as Ligue 1, and the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to further entrench that trend.

Clubs in the French top flight earned €635 million from player sales in the 2018-19 season (down from €840 million the previous season), and with revenue streams being slashed left, right and centre during the current crisis, it has become an even more precious income source than before.

Although it remains to be seen exactly how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the transfer market, clubs from around Europe will already be sizing up the best talent in Ligue 1.

Featuring the thoughts of a former Ligue 1 scout from a major Premier League club, here are seven players who could find themselves in pastures new by the end of the summer.Continue reading

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Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson is football’s closest figure to Michael Jordan

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been compared to Michael Jordan after The Last Dance, but he shares similarities with former Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Michael Jordan share similar character traits, as The Last Dance documentary proved

The timing of a return to training for Premier League players has probably worked out well, given the Monday ritual of waiting for the new episodes of The Last Dance to drop is now over.

The ten-episode series, that has played out over five weeks on Netflix, has been the talk of WhatsApp groups and Zoom fitness sessions at clubs up and down the country, with a renewed admiration for Michael Jordan and the Chigaco Bulls of the early-to-mid 1990s the result.

It’s been a fascinating series to follow, even for those who don’t particularly follow basketball, shining a light on the characters involved at the era-defining Bulls, from Jordan to Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, as well as the dynamic and tension between ..

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Former MP Patrick Domont dies after bout with a “fever”

Former Jacmel MP Patrick Domont passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 around 5 a.m. at his home in Port-au-Prince.

He had been under self-quarantine since Tuesday, May 19. The news was confirmed to Juno7 newsroom by a family member.

The former MP and former government commissioner had been showing symptoms of Coronavirus for several days according to his family. He had respiratory problems, fever and flu.

Since the signs persisted, his doctor advised him to get tested on Tuesday, which he did,” according to the family member. He died on Thursday without receiving the test results from the health ministry. Continue reading.

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Is Haiti mismanaging Coronavirus Response?

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) announced the confirmation of 63 cases of Covid-19. This brings the results to 596 positive cases. Only 4 cases separate Haiti from a toll of 600 cases of coronavirus.

The death of another person has also been reported. The total number of deaths now stands at 22 versus 21 people healed. But the management of the authorities seems to stop at this level. Awareness campaigns are almost at a standstill. No information about a possible treatment protocol or about home care.

In the vast majority of the countries that are fighting coronavirus today, the authorities communicate a lot with the population. It’s sort of the safest way to fight the virus.

But in Haiti, state authorities operate differently by communicating very little with the population. What is even more surprising is that this communication can only be summed up in the popularization of data that is impossible to justify or really measure.

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Haiti’s National Penitentiary, a time bomb because of the spread of Coronavirus

Of more than forty prisoners showing signs of fever and flu at the civil prison of Port-au-Prince at the beginning of May, eleven are positive for Covid-19, Le Nouvelliste has learned from multiple sources . The newspaper also learned from these sources that the RNDDH wrote earlier this week to Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe calling for an “immediate intervention by the CSPN to halt the spread of Covid-19 at the civil prison of Port- in Prince, where 3,555 detainees are imprisoned, including 401 who are sentenced ”.

“I can confirm that the Covid-19 entered the prison,” Charles Nazaire Noël, director of prison administration, told AFP by telephone. “We fought a tough battle to avoid this, but, unfortunately, it happened. We will not give up, we will continue to strengthen the prison sanitation system, ”added the director.

Last week, around 50 detainees from the country’s largest prison center suffered from fever, prompting health officials to make a diagnosis. Eleven of the sample of 12..

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Compounded grief Community pain deepened by volume, and inability to carry out traditional rituals

Marly Pierrelys spoke with her father, Jean Yves Pierre-Lys, every day since she could remember. Sometimes, twice a day. One Thursday in early April, she called to check how he was feeling after being put on antibiotics for a lung infection.

“When I said ‘I want to come see you,’ he said the doctor said to stay away for 14 days,” Pierrelys said. “I said that’s the COVID. But he wouldn’t let me come, he wouldn’t let me see him.”

The next morning, a cousin who lived closer to her father called, saying the 72-year-old had died.

“I tried to make peace with it, and I still don’t get it,” said the daughter, a Brooklyn accountant, two weeks after the death. “Every day is a struggle.”

Another two weeks after that, the family prepared for the funeral of a cousin who also died of coronavirus.

“It’s one after the other,” Pierrelys said. “I don’t think I can handle anymore death anytime soon. It has been a very painful time. It feels like every month a family member passes away.”

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Sexual Abuse Case in Haiti Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again

Yves Jean-Bart, center, president of the Haitian Football Federation, arrived at a courthouse for a hearing regarding accusations that he abused female athletes at the country’s national training center.Credit…Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press
A year after similar accusations led to the ouster of a top soccer official in Afghanistan, global soccer faces calls to do more to protect athletes.

A year after the ouster of the head of soccer in Afghanistan over accusations that he sexually abused female players, global soccer is facing another serious case that is raising questions over its commitment to protecting vulnerable athletes.

Female soccer players, including some who played in Haiti’s national soccer program, and their family members have accused senior officials of the sport, including the national federation’s longtime president, of coercing the players into having sex.

Law enforcement authorities in Haiti are investigating the case. The federation’s president, Yves Jean-Bart,..

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COVID-19 brings renewed urgency to remedies for cholera in Haiti

In this time of extraordinary global challenges, the UN is obligated to remedy the harm it caused in Haiti urgently.

A patient being treated for cholera is seen at the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Medical Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 16, 2011 [Shannon Stapleton/Reuters]In an unprecedented move, 14 United Nations-appointed human rights experts sharply admonished the UN last month for denying justice to victims of the cholera epidemic introduced to Haiti by UN peacekeepers in 2010. As communities around the world struggle to give meaning to the vast loss of life from COVID-19, the experts are right to draw renewed attention to this plight.

Cholera broke out in Haiti for the first time in the country’s history because the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) failed to undertake basic precautions to prevent foreseeable harm. MINUSTAH deployed peacekeepers from Nepal – a country experiencing an active cholera outbreak – without adequately screening for infec..

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Gregory Gourdet Won a ‘Top Chef’ Challenge Cooking Outstanding Haitian Food. Now He’s Turning It Into a Restaurant.

The expectations, honestly, could not have been lower. Last fall, I arrived at the Row development in Downtown Los Angeles with an invite to dine during the upcoming season of Top Chef’s “Restaurant Wars” challenge. As a longtime watcher of the show, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, even if I was expecting a bit of a train wreck. How good could the food be on a reality TV show? I’d come and have fun watching the sausage be made, while eating subpar sausage in the process. I had no idea what the theme of the restaurant was or who the chefs that were cooking would be, yet when the food started coming out at the makeshift restaurant, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was.

I was eating at Kann, the concept created by Gregory Gourdet, a former Top Chef finalist and director of culinary operations for pan-Asian restaurant Departure in Portland, Ore. Gourdet is known for creating bold dishes that draw inspiration from Korea, Japan, Thailand, China and more, but Kann was different ..

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