Connect with us

News

Barcelona Sign Sergino Dest For €21M

Published

on

Sergino Dest will be Barcelona’s new right-back – the 19-year-old joins from Ajax as Nelson Semedo’s replacement.
Barcelona have completed the signing of right-back Sergino Dest from Ajax for an initial €21million.

The 19-year-old United States international has signed a five-year contract with a €400m buyout clause, while the deal could eventually cost Barca €26m.

Barca faced stiff competition for the Ajax academy product, with Bayern Munich said to be also keen on his signature, but his signing for the Blaugrana appeared a formality after he was spotted arriving in Catalonia on Tuesday.

Dest broke into the Ajax senior side just last season, playing 35 times across all competitions as he established himself as an alternative to Noussair Mazraoui.

An attack-minded full-back, Dest was originally a winger when he first joined Ajax, but he has thrived following a positional switch.

Technically gifted, quick and a fine dribbler, Dest’s performances saw him catch the eye of several major clubs in his breakout season, but it is the well-travelled path from Ajax to Barca that he has decided to tread.

Barca had been on the lookout for a new right-back following the exit of Nelson Semedo, who failed to convince coaching staff and fans alike during his three years at Camp Nou.

Netherlands-born Dest has already been capped three times by the United States’ senior side, whom he is eligible for through his father.

Barca have not confirmed if Dest will be in contention to make his debut on Thursday at Celta Vigo, or if he will have to wait for the visit of Sevilla three days later.

Facebook Comments

News

#EndSars Lekki Shooting: All Pictures Sighted On Social Media Were Photoshopped

Published

on

Nigeria this week has been on fire following the shooting at the Lekki toll gate where some #Endsars protesters were shot and killed by the security personnel.

Social media as usualy was flooded with glory images and videos from the incident which made netizens and some celebrities around the world go wild on the security and the government.

Well, the defence spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Major General John Eneche has come out to reveal that after analysing the images from the 20th October 2020 shooting incident at Lekki Tool Gate they are convinced was all fake and photoshopped.

The army General made the pronouncements when was giving an address on the #EndSARS shooting incident that was extensively reported by local and international media.

Major General John Eneche denial of this incident can be likened to that of the Executive Governor of Lagos State but the latter had to change his position when he has confronted his hard facts of victims who had died or sustained injuries from the shootings.

From all indication, it is very clear that the shootings were orchestrated from the Military high command and are taking the people for granted by hoodwinking the entire nation with this ridiculous claims of photoshop.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

News

US Election 2020: Watch Trump And Biden Clash Over Covid-19, Corruption, Climate And Racism | WATCH

Published

on

US President, Donald Trump and his White House challenger, Joe Biden clashed over Covid-19, corruption allegations, climate, and race, in their final live TV debate on Thursday night, October 22, in Nashville, Tennessee.

More than 47 million people have already cast their ballots in a record-breaking voting surge driven by the pandemic but Biden leads in national polls ahead of the election.

In the second and final presidential debate, both candidates were more restrained and allowed each other to speak.

Surprisingly they both used respectful tones even while attacking each other.

The tone change in the debate comes after a pugnacious first debate, during which Trump’s interruptions made him a less effective debater.

US Election 2020: Watch Trump and Biden clash over Covid-19, corruption, climate and racism (videos)

On the Coronavirus pandemic, Biden said he would not rule out more lockdowns, while Mr Trump insisted it was time to reopen the US as people were dying from lack of jobs and depression was on the rise.

Trump, said it was wrong to inflict further damage on the economy because of an infection from which most people recover.

“This is a massive country with a massive economy,” said the president. “People are losing their jobs, they’re committing suicide. There’s depression, alcohol, drugs at a level nobody’s ever seen before.”

“The virus is going away and a vaccine would be ready by the end of the year,”

Trump continued: “We’re learning to live with it.” Mr Biden, 77, countered: “Come on. We’re dying with it.”

Trump then cited claims Biden personally profited off his son’s business dealings in China and Ukraine.

Asked about his support for more lockdowns, Biden, a Democrat, did not rule it out.

Mr Biden laid blame for the 220,000-plus deaths from the pandemic at the president

“Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America,” he said.

Mr Biden warned the nation was heading towards “a dark winter”.

– About Racism

Mr Trump said: “I am the least racist person in this room.”

He brought up the 1994 crime bill that Biden helped draft and which Black Lives Matter protesters blames for the mass incarceration of African Americans.

Biden responded saying Mr Trump was “one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire.”

“This guy is a [racial] dog whistle about as big as a fog horn.”

– On Corruption

Trump brought up purported leaked emails from Biden’s son, Hunter, about his business dealings in China.

“I think you owe an explanation to the American people,” said Mr Trump.

Mr Biden responded: “I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever. Ever.”

Biden then referred to the New York Times recent report that Mr Trump had a bank account in China and paid $188,561 in taxes from 2013-15 to the country, compared with $750 in US federal taxes that the newspaper said he had paid in 2016-17 when he became president.

“I have many bank accounts and they’re all listed and they’re all over the place,” said Mr Trump. “I mean, I was a businessman doing business.”

– On Energy

The two clashed again on energy policy, as Trump asked Biden: “Would you close down the oil industry?”

“I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” said Mr Biden, adding, “because the oil industry pollutes significantly.”

“Basically what he’s saying is he’s going to destroy the oil industry,” said Mr Trump. “Will you remember that, Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio?”

The Biden campaign afterwards said their candidate had been talking about ending oil subsidies.

– On Immigration

Trump was asked about his policy of separating hundreds of children from undocumented immigrant adults at the southern US border to which Trump pointed out that migrant children were also detained under the Obama administration.

“Who built the cages, Joe?” Trump asked.

Watch some highlights below.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

News

Ghana Election 2020: Akufo-Addo Doesn’t Care About Menzgold Customers Plight, I Do : Mahama

Published

on

Former President and Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama has stated that, President Akufo-Addo does not care about the plight of Menzgold customers, but he’ll will address the issue when elected as president come December 7.

According to Mr. Mahama, President Akufo-Addo has not put in place any credible measures to take back the locked up money of Menzgold custumers.

Worst of, he siad the C.E.O Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) has not been held accountable for collapsing Menzgold and victimizing customers into investment lock up

“You can see that the NPP government is unconcerned about the plight of the Menzgold customers because till date, they have no idea what to do in solving the problem and the person responsible for the crime is roaming around freely.” He siad.

In an address speech to the people of Tarkwa Constituency, former President Mahama expressed his worry to the grievances of Menzgold customers and promised to retrieve back their money for them.

“God-willing when the NDC comes back into office, we will chase all persons who have your monies and return them to you, any hidden property of yours shall be returned” Mahama promised.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Latest Stories

ad

Trending