Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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World Cup Gist: French President Macron Celebrates Victory in Grandstyle

Photo of the Month:
 French President, Emmanuel Macron caught on camera celebrating as France wins the World Cup. Macron has proven beyond reasonable doubts that he loves sports.
Emmanuel Macron celebrating victory


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2018 World Cup Gist: Modric, Mbappe, Kane, Griezmann Win FIFA-Adidas Awards


Modric & Mbappe

The French team was not the only winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the curtains were drawn on Sunday in Moscow. Other winners included Luka Modric, the magical midfielder for runners up, Croatia.
 He won the FIFA Adidas Golden Ball award for  guiding his team, setting the tempo, and exploiting gaps in opposition defences. He proved equally effective in the final, dictating the pace as Croatia made a fast start to the match.
 The Adidas Golden Glove award went to Thibaut Courtois, the goal keeper of third placed Belgium. FIFA said Belgium owed their historic third place as much  to the imperious Courtois as their incisive front line and tenacious defence. The imposing keeper made the most of his large frame and outstanding reflexes to come to his side’s rescue time and again. Beaten only once by eventual champions France in the semi-finals, he turned in another commanding performance in the play-off for third place.
 The 19 year-old  French star, Kylian Mbappe, now being compared to the legendary Pele won the FIFA Young Player Award. The teenage prodigy did not disappoint in his first world finals. The 19-year-old drew gasps of admiration from the watching world with his bursts of acceleration and searing pace. In putting two goals past Argentina he became the youngest scorer of a brace in a World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958, while his strike in the final sealed victory for Les Bleus.
 Belgium’s Eden Hazard won  the adidas Silver Ball Award. Belgium boasted the most prolific attack of the tournament, scoring 16 goals thanks in no small part to the peerless Eden Hazard, who wreaked havoc in opposition defences with his bursts of speed and his silky running on the ball. With his two assists and three goals, one of them coming in the match for third place against England, he was the main architect of Belgium’s historic third place.
 French hard working  playmaker Antoine Griezmann won the Adidas Bronze Ball and the adidas Silver Boot.The Atletico Madrid front man played a leading role in his side’s tournament triumph, scoring four goals and setting up another two, the best performance by a France player since Just Fontaine scored 13 goals at Sweden 1958. “My role has changed. If I score that’s great, but it’s not the most important thing,” said the left-footed striker before the Final, where his dead-ball skills helped Les Bleus win the day.
 England captain Harry Kane, with a record six goals won the  adidas Golden Boot Award: Harry Kane provided proof, if it were needed, that he is one of the best finishers in the business, helping to fire England to their best finish, as semi-finalists, since Italy 1990. The Tottenham striker made a fast start to the tournament with a double against Tunisia and a hat-trick against Panama before converting from the spot against Colombia in the Round of 16.
 Romelu Lukaku of Belgium, with four goals won the adidas Bronze Ball. With his brace in Belgium’s opener against Panama and another goal against Tunisia, Romelu Lukaku enjoyed the perfect start to the competition, though the goals dried up for him in the knockout phase.
 Spain, who were despatched by hosts Russia in the Round of 16, won the FIFA Fair Play Trophy. While Spain had a disappointing World Cup, exiting the tournament in the last 16 against hosts Russia, they can take some satisfaction from their exemplary behaviour on the pitch, where they picked up just two yellow cards in their four matches and committed a mere 34 fouls.

-NAN



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Barack Obama Visits Ancestral Family in Kenya


Barack Obama

Barack Obama visited his father’s ancestral village in Kenya’s South-western Siaya County on Monday and danced to some traditional music with his grandmother in his first visit to the country since leaving office.
 Obama is in Kenya to launch a youth centre set up by his half sister Auma Obama.
 Kenyan television showed the former U.S. president pulling his grandmother Sarah Obama, clad in traditional garb, onto the dance floor and getting down to some music.
 Obama, America’s first black president and a favourite in Africa, was also shown touring the Sauti Kuu Centre, sporting a casual white shirt and a pair of shades.
 Locals hoping to get a glimpse of Obama lined the roads near the centre, with one school girl telling Kenya’s NTV “I’m happy to see our elder brother come today.”
 After Obama arrived in the country on Sunday, he met with President Uhuru Kenyatta, who tweeted “It was great to welcome you back @BarackObama.”
 Obama will head to South Africa on Tuesday to give a key speech for Nelson Mandela’s centenary – his first major public address since leaving office.

(dpa/NAN) 


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World Cup Gist: Croatian President Kolinda Graba-Kitarovic is Role Model

Photo of the Month:
 Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović took unpaid leave, bought her own economy ticket to go watch her national team play in the #WorldCup.
What a lesson to world leaders? This is a mark of humility to be applauded



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World Cup Gist: Putin Gives World Cup Fans Visa-free Entry Into Russia All Year



Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Sunday, said foreign visitors holding "fan ID" cards for the 2018 FIFA World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018.
 The fan IDs which permitted ticket-holders to enter Russia during the World Cup had initially been due to expire on July 25.
 President Putin said, "Foreign supporters who currently have fan IDs will be able to benefit from multiple entries into the Russian Federation without a visa until the end of the year."
 Despite high diplomatic tension between Moscow and the West, world football officials and personalities as well as world leaders have lined up to praise Russia's hosting of the tournament.
 Russian leaders revelled in Sunday night's dramatic match after French players lifted the trophy.
 The game was watched by Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.
Putin said he had congratulated both leaders. "A score of 4-2 in a final, I can't remember seeing a score like that and few people could. Both teams were magnificent...I am sure everyone liked the way they played, and so did I."
 Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Instagram: "A marvellous final! France are champions. Russia has organised the best World Cup."
 The Russian foreign ministry congratulated France for its victory in an official tweet. "Congratulations to the @FrenchTeam for their second title and thank you for this feast of football!," it wrote
 Putin also said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.
 Putin also thanked the foreign fans who came to Russia for the tournament.



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Monday, July 16, 2018

University of Sussex Chancellor’s Masters Scholarships in UK, 2018

University of Sussex Chancellor’s Masters Scholarships in UK, 2018
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Department of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship at Western University in Canada, 2018


Department of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship at Western University in Canada, 2018
 
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TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship for Developing Countries Scientists in Pakistan, 2018


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