Gonzalo Higuain moved to AC Milan from Juventus with Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci going the other way. Higuain in the process turned down a transfer to Premier League side Chelsea and he recently revealed why.Higuain revealed that he would have chosen Chelsea over Milan but not everyone in the club was interested enough to rope him.The 30-year-old said that only Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wanted him to play for the team.”In total sincerity, the esteem I have for Sarri is huge but he was the only who wanted me. Here at Milan everyone wanted me, and this is why I made my choice to come here,” goal.com quoted Higuain.Talking about his new team, Higuain said that Milan struck him the most as they have all the qualities that a football player would like to have in his team.”I have been playing in Europe for 12 years, Milan was the team that struck me the most, and it’s what the player wants to see: History, lots of green, pure football. It gives you goosebumps, it’s special stuff,” he said.Gonzalo Higuain has been given AC Milan’s number nine shirt, which has proved something of a jinx for its wearers over the past few seasons.Higuain though said it held no fear for him as he was officially presented by his new club on Friday.READ – Juventus, AC Milan to complete Leonardo Bonucci-Gonzalo Higuain swap”I have already worn a few shirts which carry a heavy burden, so the number nine shirt here isn’t a problem,” Higuain, signed on loan from Juventus, told reporters.advertisement”It makes me proud. This is a wonderful challenge for my career. All I have to do is to show that the club was right to invest in me.”Milan confirmed that Higuain will wear the number nine shirt although it appeared to be handing him a poisoned chalice.#GH9 | @G_Higuain: “Voglio riportare in alto il Milan”Ecco le prime parole del Pipita in rossonero pic.twitter.com/ESC6UPb3ewAC Milan (@acmilan) August 3, 2018Portugal forward Andre Silva, who wore it last season, scored only two goals in 24 Serie A appearances after a 40 million euro ($46 million) move from FC Porto.Three seasons ago, the shirt belonged to Luiz Adriano, who managed four goals in 26 outings, while two players wore it in 2014/15 without success – Fernando Torres scoring once in 10 games and Mattia Destro three times in 15.Alexandre Pato failed to score in four appearances in 2012/13 and nobody was allocated the shirt in 2013/14.The most impressive performer was Gianluca Lapadula who scored eight goals in 27 outings in 2016/17 — only to be loaned to Genoa at the end of the season.Argentina’s Higuain moved to Milan after two seasons at Juventus, where he won two Serie A and Coppa Italia titles and scored 55 goals in 105 appearances in all competitions.Seven-times European champions Milan, on the other hand, have suffered several lacklustre seasons and will play in the Europa League, rather than the Champions League, next season.The fans, the Duomo, #GH9 and #MC33: that Friday feeling!I nostri tifosi, Piazza del Duomo, @G_Higuain e Mattia Caldara: esisteva modo migliore per dare il benvenuto al weekend? #TGIF #weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/lfdeWrOufUAC Milan (@acmilan) August 3, 2018″It’s an really nice challenge and I want to repay the faith the club has shown. This team has a great history and I’m very proud to be here,” said Higuain.”I hope to do great things at Milan who deserve to return to the level they competed at in the past.”Higuain admitted that he had “a few disagreements” with Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri during his two years there.”That’s not why I am here,” he added.”The club decided that I shouldn’t continue there and that’s made me come to a club which has shown tremendous faith in me.” ($1 = 0.8636 euros)(With inputs from Reuters and ANI)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Heads of Government adopted the following 10-Point Plan of Action to Stop Ebola There and Here:strengthen effective, coordinated measures at ports of entry to prevent Ebola from entering our Community, including harmonising travel restrictions;strengthen health systems including training, equipment, laboratories and containment, and enlist the participation of airlines in the Region in transporting specimens and response teams;create a Regional Rapid Response Team (Carib REACT) able to reach any Member State in twenty-four (24) hours to support the national response team to contain/stop an outbreak early on;launch an intensive public education campaign for citizens of the Region, visitors and those outside;organize a comprehensive resource mobilisation effort including a possible Stop Ebola There and Here (SETH) Fund, to which governments, citizens and businesses here and abroad may donate;finalise and implement the harmonised regional operational response plan by end-November, coordinated with national response plans;participate in capacity-building efforts at the global and regional levels to gain experience for our benefit;establish a Regional Coordinating Mechanism on Ebola (RCME) with CARPHA as Chair, including the CARICOM and OECS Secretariats, IMPACS, CDEMA, and inviting Cuba to participate, The RCME will report to the Lead Head of Government on Health, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, with the immediate responsibility to develop a comprehensive Regional Strategy to address Ebola preparedness in collaboration with PAHO/WHO;invite PAHO/WHO, the United Nations, other development partners and contributors to a meeting within one (1) month to expand the effectiveness of our collective response;review and reinforce the effectiveness of these measures as implemented, at the Intersessional Meeting of Conference in February 2015, and again at the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2015. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Related Items:CARICOM, carpha, Dr. Denzil Douglas, Ebola, paho, Regional Coordinating Mechanism, Regional Rapid Response Team, Stop Ebola There and Here, who
Periodical Publishers’ Service Bureau, LLC (a unit of Hearst Corporation) named Steve Aster president. Prior to PPSB, Aster served as president of consumer marketing for Source Interlink and Primedia Enthusiast Media, which was acquired by Source Interlink in 2007. Time Inc. has promoted Jim Frederick to managing editor of Time.com and executive editor of Time magazine. Previously, Frederick served as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Asia.Longtime Vogue publisher and Condé Nast senior vice president/publishing director Tom Florio says he is leaving the company at the end of the month. He reportedly is looking to become CEO of his own company, although his exact plans are still unclear.Hearst appointed Eve Bercovici executive beauty director at Redbook magazine. Most recently, Bercovici served as a senior beauty director at InStyle.
BSE closes points 29.55 up on Feb 245.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 29.55 up on Feb 245.6K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 29.55 points up to stand at 29,004.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.15 points up to stand at 8,761.25. RELIGARE and KSCL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.09% and 5.91% along with PMCFIN and ADANI ENTERPRISES LTD with an increase of 4.94% and 4.85% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include TVSMOTOR and PIPAVAVDOC with a decrease of 6.95% and 5.54% along with JINDAL STEEL and ALSTOM T&D INDIA LTD. with a decrease of 5.16% and 4.50% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 43.46 points at 19,653.53 while the banking sector is down 22.37 points at 21,639.66 and the reality sector is up at 9.77 points at 1,751.60. The Indian currency is up 0.03 % at Rs 62.30 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 29.55 points up to stand at 29,004.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.15 points up to stand at 8,761.25. RELIGARE and KSCL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.09% and 5.91% along with PMCFIN and ADANI ENTERPRISES LTD with an increase of 4.94% and 4.85% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include TVSMOTOR and PIPAVAVDOC with a decrease of 6.95% and 5.54% along with JINDAL STEEL and ALSTOM T&D INDIA LTD. with a decrease of 5.16% and 4.50% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 43.46 points at 19,653.53 while the banking sector is down 22.37 points at 21,639.66 and the reality sector is up at 9.77 points at 1,751.60. The Indian currency is up 0.03 % at Rs 62.30 per dollar.
Pandya mentioned that he cherishes his memories of the night India won the World Cup in 2011 after 28 years under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The men in blue had defeated Sri Lanka in the final on April 2, 2011 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, to lift the coveted trophy. India chased a target of 275 runs set by their opponents with brilliant knocks from Gautam Gambhir and MSD.”On July 14, I want the Cup in my hand. Even when I think of it (2011 win), it gives me goosebumps. Playing the World Cup 2019 has been a dream and my teammates are my brothers. My plan now is simple: win the World Cup, and I’m hoping that and I expect that from myself,” Pandya further added.The stylish all-rounder who is known for being aggressive on the field has been in good form with the bat in this year’s edition of the tournament. His overall strike-rate in the World Cup till now is 185.29, which is quite impressive. The Virat Kohli led side would like to continue their winning stride in the biggest cricketing event of the year. Hardik PandyaReutersIndia is performing quite well in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign and just ahead of their clash with New Zealand, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya stated, in a sarcastic vein, that there is no pressure on the Indian team as ‘only’ 1.5 billion Indians are expecting the men in blue to lift the coveted trophy.He jokingly gave the statement in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The 25 year old cricketer said, “No pressure because only, maybe, 1.5 billion people are expecting that, so no pressure at all.”He expressed his desire to lift the coveted trophy on July 14 at Lords. According to him, playing India is his ‘life’ and it ‘means everything’ to him. “Playing for India means everything to me, this is my life. I am someone who plays the game with love and passion and loves challenges. For two-three years, I have been preparing for this (World Cup) so the time has come,” the Mumbai Indians star told ICC.