Weston McKennie transfer expected from Schalke; clubs in England, Spain, France, Germany monitoring situation

Weston McKennie is expected to leave FC Schalke this summer, and clubs from at least four different European nations — Spain, England, France and Germany — have expressed interest in his services and are monitoring his situation, sources tell CBS Sports.

The 21-year-old Texas native has been a staple in the middle of the park since joining the Bundesliga side in 2016. He’s played 91 matches for the Schalke, including at least 30 in each of the last two seasons. McKennie was one of the few bright spots this season as the club stumbled to a 12th-place finish after pushing for a Europa League spot just months ago.

With Schalke going through financial issues and placing a salary restriction on players, several key members are expected to leave the club. Schalke’s young goalkeeper Alexander Nubel signed with Bayern Munich at the end of June.

Sources tell CBS Sports that McKennie is eyeing a club that is in European competitions, with top-tier clubs interested like Liverpool as well as..

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The new Xavi? Barcelona legend Messi really can do it all

Pep Guardiola’s former assistant at Barcelona, Domenec Torrent, recently claimed that Lionel Messi was such an intelligent footballer that, “in a few years, he could play like Xavi if he wanted to.”

In truth, Messi is already playing like Xavi, at least in terms of prising open defences with precision passing.

On Saturday, in a rather forgettable 1-0 win at Real Valladolid, the Argentine did something truly memorable.

In slipping Arturo Vidal through to score the only goal of the game, Messi became the first player to reach 20 assists in a Liga season since Xavi in 2008-09.

Think about that for a second: Messi has just matched a mark set by arguably the greatest passing midfielder of all time.

And in doing so, he also became the only player other than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in 2002-03 to both score and create 20 goals in a single campaign across Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues.

It merely adds validity to Gary Lineker’s claim that Messi wasn’t just the best goalscorer the game h..

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‘In My Opinion, Atalanta Has What It Takes to Beat PSG’ – Dramé Warns His Former Club – PSG Talk

Since it was revealed that Paris Saint-Germain would face Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, plenty of people have chimed in with their thoughts on the matchup.

Since Friday’s draw, pundits, football fans, and coaches have shared their opinion on why PSG shouldn’t overlook Atalanta and now, a former player with ties to both teams is sharing his thoughts about who will advance.

Boukary Dramé spent two seasons (2005-2007) with Les Parisiens and then the 34-year-old went on to spend four years (2014-2018) with Atalanta.

In an interview with Tutto Mercato Web, Dramé admitted that the capital club has the more talented squad. However, he does add that the Atalanta squad won’t back down from the challenge.

“We all know PSG, it has the strongest players in the world, and their goal is to win the Champions League,” Dramé said.

“But this Atalanta can face any team because the players are not afraid, and above all, they are confident. You can see it in the eyes of ..

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Manchester City’s Champions League ban lifted by court of arbitration for sport

Manchester City’s two-year ban from the Champions League for a serious breach of Uefa’s financial fair play rules has been overturned by the court of arbitration for sport, which also reduced the club’s fine to €10m (£9m) from €30m.

Cas’s panel of three lawyers found that City failed to cooperate with the investigations by Uefa’s club financial control body (CFCB), which oversees FFP compliance, and imposed the €10m fine for that. The panel said City had shown a “disregard” for the principle that clubs must cooperate with a governing body’s investigations, and conducted an “obstruction of the investigations”.

However on the central finding by the CFCB’s “adjudicatory chamber” (AC) that City’s Abu Dhabi ownership had disguised its own funding as independent sponsorship by the state’s commercial companies, Cas found “most of the alleged breaches were either not established or time-barred”.

As those were the most serious findings, that had resulted in the AC banning City from European ..

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Conte asks Inter for Kante

Antonio Conte has reportedly put N’Golo Kante, Arturo Vidal and Emerson Palmieri at the top of his transfer wish-list for Inter next season.

The coach has repeatedly complained at the lack of ‘experience’ in his squad, which he blames for their tendency to fumble leads.

The Nerazzurri have dropped an astonishing 20 points from leading situations in Serie A this season and currently sit in fourth place.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, Conte is asking for 29-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kante, who is no longer untouchable in Frank Lampard’s team.

The France international has made 27 competitive appearances for Chelsea this term, scoring three goals, but hasn’t featured in the last two outings.

Kante played 89 games under Conte at Stamford Bridge and would relish a reunion. Continue reading

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Rockefeller Vincent is appointed Haiti’s Minister of Justice

Prime minister Joseph Jouthe installed Rockefeller Vincent as new Minister of Justice and Public Security. He replaces Lucmanne Delille, who was dismissed Thursday evening by the President of the Republic.

In the roadmap entrusted to the new minister, the head of government asks him for the umpteenth time to fight against prolonged pretrial detention, to use a new approach vis-à-vis the demonstrators (meeting people or a delegation among the initiators of the demonstrations outside the ministry). Jouthe also demands a report on the land conflict file to VivyMitchell.

“This morning I installed the new Minister of Justice, Me Rockefeller Vincent. This facility has special significance for President Jovenel Moïse and myself because security and respect for human rights are important pillars of my government’s policy, ” Jouthewrote on his Twitter account. Continue reading.

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Little Haiti Brooklyn leaders share progress, plans, amid affordability challenges

By Sam Bojarski

For Aliette Beldor, who owned the former Alouette Beauty Salon on Nostrand Avenue, the creation of the Little Haiti Cultural and Business District brought recognition to Haitian community members like her.

But while she supports the initiative for this reason, the cost of doing business in the neighborhood continues to increase.

“All the business owners in this neighborhood suffer because of the rent,” she said.

It’s been just over two years since New York City council passed a resolution designating a portion of central Brooklyn in Flatbush as Little Haiti. Multiple Haitian-American elected officials and community leaders have supported the initiative, designed to promote a sense of belonging, facilitate economic development and tourism, as well as to preserve and celebrate the numerous Haitian institutions in the area. But plans for Little Haiti have been slow to get off the ground, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic trends also continue to threaten ..

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How to become a science writer with professional skills

Writing about science looks like fun to smart and creative students. It’s also a great opportunity to reach your full potential in case you take a huge interest in science and can write thought-provoking articles. Now you don’t need to put experiments in the lab to impress the world with discoveries, but you can write about what accomplished scientists have revealed. However, science writing is a competitive field, and you will need solid knowledge and some practice to go ahead with it.

Still, want to become a science writer despite all the effort that it would take? Here are a few tips that will help you succeed in this career.

Get to know who a science writer is

Science writing can be a much broader concept than just publishing some niche-specific articles for geeks. Of course, you can write smart articles for a small online blog and feel delighted about taking this path. But you can also join the team of some global editions like The Guardian, The Ecologist, or New Scientist. It..

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Haitian president Inaugurates Jeremie Airport

Photo credit “#HaitiansInSanAntonio via Instagram “President Jovenel Moise inaugurated a new airport on Friday in the city of Jérémie, in the department of Grand’Anse.

The runway, which measures 1,200 meters, was built in four months. It is of international standard, according to Moïse.

“Accompanied by the First Lady and the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications, this Friday, July 10, 2020, I am inaugurating the new Jérémie aerodrome in Grand’Anse, with a new runway built according to standards international ”, Moise saidon his Twitter account.

Moïse underlined that the construction works of the terminal did not cost the State a million whereas he says to have seen a contract going back several years for the construction of this same terminal for 7, $ 5 million.

Everything was done with state equipment and materials as part of the change caravan, said Minister of Public Works Nader Joaséus.

According to him, it is an airport with a runway 1200 meters long and 25 ..

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Applications for faith-based Flatbush housing development accepted through mid-August

By Sam Bojarski
In an attempt to address the lack of affordable housing across New York City, another development project led by a local church will provide housing opportunities for local seniors.
“We need more housing, whether it’s senior, or whether it’s affordable housing,” said Rev. Samuel Nicolas, pastor at Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men, a Haitian-led congregation which initiated its own effort to build an 89-unit housing development in East Flatbush for low-income seniors.
“Our people are being pushed out, rents are skyrocketing, and if the city can build more affordable housing, it is an excellent thing to do,” Nicolas also said.
Until mid-August, Housing Connect will be accepting applications for an affordable housing development at 1921 Cortelyou Road, in Flatbush. The project, part of a partnership between Baptist Church of the Redeemer and the Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY), includes 76 total units, 29 of which are reserved for seniors and their f..

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