Barcelona | Transfer Market: Junior departure put on ice

Barcelona | Transfer Market Likely to stay in January


Barcelona are hoping to have a few incomings and a few departures during this January transfer window, but one player who is set to remain at the Camp Nou is Junior Firpo.

Carles Alena has already made his way out of the club, joining Getafe on loan until the end of the season, and the Blaugrana are looking to push some other players towards the exit door, too.

Yet, despite Granada coming in with an enquiry for Junior, in general the offers for the left-back have not met

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Riise, Wilkinson appointed to lead England following Neville’s departure

Ex-internationals Hege Riise and Rhian Wilkinson have been appointed to lead England in the wake of the departure of Phil Neville to Inter Miami.

Former Norway midfielder Riise will lead the February camp with the support of ex-Canada international Wilkinson and FA head of women’s technical Kay Cossington, with their short-term contracts keeping them with the team until Sarina Wiegman takes over in August.

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Both have had successful playing careers. Riise is an Olympic, World Cup and European Championship winner with 58 goals in

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In departure from Trump era, US hails WHO pandemic response

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In a dramatic about-turn, the new US administration on Thursday thanked the World Health Organization for leading the global pandemic response and vowed to remain a member state.

“Under trying circumstances, this organisation has rallied the scientific and research and development community to accelerate vaccines, therapies and diagnostics,” top US scientist Anthony Fauci, who has been named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told a meeting of the WHO’s executive board.

The WHO, he said, had “relentlessly worked with nations in their fight against Covid-19.”

His comments marked a clear departure from the

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He’s No. 1: Pietrangelo’s departure leaves Parayko as Blues’ top D-man | St. Louis Blues

“He exemplifies the Blues, in my opinion — how he carries himself and handles himself on and off the ice.”

With or without Pietrangelo, with or without an ‘A’ on his sweater, that’s the Parayko that Blues fans will see this season. He’ll just be under more scrutiny.

“Ever since I got in the league, I wanted to continue to get better each year I’m here,” Parayko said. “That’s still my mindset. There’s always room for improvement in my game and anyone’s game, I guess, for that matter.

“So come to the rink, continue to get better. Just do my

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An unfortunate departure at City Hall | Editorials

No one expected Gary Edwards to break records for longevity as St. Joseph’s city manager.

That designation falls to Edwards’ predecessor, Bruce Woody, who served nearly a decade before taking a job with a public utility in Florida. Edwards, on the other hand, barely served two months before he announced his resignation. He told councilmembers and city staff that he needs to attend to an unforeseen family health crisis.

Edwards came to St. Joseph with 25 years of prior city management experience. In hiring him, the council may have been thinking of leadership that was steady, competent and relatively brief

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Iran’s Rouhani hails departure of Trump, describes him ‘tyrant’

United States President, Donald Trumo (L) and Iran President, Rouhani (R)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the departure of “tyrant” US counterpart Donald Trump, who is due to leave office later in the day making way for President-elect Joe Biden.

A “tyrant’s era came to an end and today is the final day of his ominous reign,” Rouhani said in televised remarks to his cabinet.

“Someone for whom all of his four years bore no fruit other than injustice and corruption and causing problems for his own people and the world.”

During his presidency, Trump led a campaign

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