Pedro delighted with Kantes new Chelsea deal

first_imgChelsea forward Pedro is thrilled that team-mate N’Golo Kante has committed his long-term future to the clubThe French midfielder signed a new five-year contract on Friday morning, amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.Kante has proved himself to be a valuable member of the Chelsea team and the news couldn’t have been better timed with the club in danger of being hit with a transfer ban in the near future.Speaking ahead of their game at Spurs today, Pedro revealed his delight with the news.“I’m really happy to play with him, and for this news, because he’s a fantastic player,” Pedro told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s also a good person and a great example for the younger players, so I’m very happy and the club has made the best decision.”Pedro added: “He runs a lot during training and in the game, and recovers a lot of balls.“But it’s not just recovering the balls and running, he’s also a clever player inside the pitch, he’s always in a good position to give balance to the team so he’s very important here, he’s crucial.“He’s shy, quiet, calm and humble. He’s a very good guy, he doesn’t speak a lot but he’s a really good person.”The Chelsea-Spurs game at Wembley will begin at 18:30 (CET).last_img read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile

first_imgJapan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe © speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo. Photo: AFPNorth Korea Monday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.The short-range missile flew for six minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, the US Pacific Command said, adding it was working on a more detailed assessment.The launch comes in fresh defiance of tough talk from US President Donald Trump, who promised Friday that the “big problem” of North Korea “will be solved”.Trump’s comments came at the G7 summit in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea is most immediately threatened by North Korean belligerence.Abe swiftly condemned Monday’s launch and vowed “concrete action” with the US.“We will never tolerate North Korea’s continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the international community,” Abe told reporters.“As agreed during the G7 summit, the North Korean problem is the international community’s top priority. In order to deter North Korea, we will take concrete action with the United States,” he said.In Washington, a National Security Council spokesman said Trump had been briefed on the launch.South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-In, ordered a meeting of the national security council to assess the launch, which came a day after North Korea said leader Kim Jong-Un had overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapons system.ICBM goalThe isolated regime has been stepping up efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.The missile launches, and Pyongyang’s threat to stage its sixth nuclear test, have prompted calls for tougher UN sanctions and a warning from Trump that military intervention was an option under consideration.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday’s missile had a flight range of about 450 kilometres (280 miles).Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters the missile appeared to have fallen into the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) — waters extending 200 nautical miles from its coast.The regime has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of last year, with multiple sets of UN sanctions failing to halt its weapons push.Following North Korea’s test-firing of what analysts said was its longest-range rocket yet earlier this month, the UN Security Council vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang.But China, the North’s main trade partner and ally, has made it clear that the push for diplomatic talks—not imposing more sanctions—was the priority.The United States has said it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea—but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.Kim Jong-Un has sought to ramp up North Korea’s nuclear programme under his rule, saying the regime needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion.The UN Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions last year to pile pressure on Pyongyang and deny the regime the hard currency needed to fund its military programmes.In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.last_img read more

Engaging space and material

first_imgThe show is a discourse between the  artistes spanning two different generations and their unique way of engaging with space and material, unbound by conventional art practice or the preconceived language of academic expression. Kolleri’s works in copper wire weave together, lost and found objects with a history and archaeology, being assembled in a new time and space to have a different contextual meaning and value. Puneet on the other hand, weaves in different materials to create an autobiographical work – personal, viscera and stirring. Meshing together materials unconventionally, they create a new value to the final product and it is one of the main preoccupations of both the artistes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They share a passion for the material they engage with and rejoice in the process of creation, allowing the material to master them and in the process procreate a form that is abstracted from the materials themselves. This new character of the work is the artistes’ intense involvement in the process of creation.The shape that things will take is at once, abstract and primordial. As Valsan puts it ‘Knowing is in action’. For both artistes, Puneet in his act of blending, sewing and amalgamating different materials and Valsan, in his process of weaving in and out of spaces and wires, the process of manual creation becomes the aim and the resultant artwork, only a consequence. Kolleri has participated in solo and group shows and lectured throughout India, Europe and the United States.Kaushik, who lives in New Delhi has conducted a wide variety of art workshops in India, Paris, California, Singapore, Dubai, Japan and the most recent one being at Stuttgart, Germany .When: 22August -30 September Where: Gallery Espace, 16, Community Center, New Friends Colonylast_img read more