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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NZ to require pre-departure Covid-19 tests for most countries starting next week | 1 NEWS

The requirement for a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test before coming into New Zealand will come into force at 11.59pm on Monday, Government officials announced today. 

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It is another layer of border defence, says Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.
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It does not include Australia, Antarctica or most Pacific Islands. Currently it only applies to the US and UK.

If passengers from outside the exempted countries arrive into New Zealand without proof of a negative test or medical certificate, they could be fined up to $1000 from February 8.

Covid-19 Response Minister

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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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Covid-19: Pre-departure test extended to all passengers from next week

Arrivals from all countries – except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands – will be required to present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test from Monday.

Arrivals from all countries – except Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands – will be required to present evidence of a negative Covid-19 test from Monday.

Pre-departure testing requirements will extend to travellers from most countries from Tuesday, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

“The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday 25 January, to minimise disruption for those passengers with imminent departures. Other countries will be considered for exclusion if their situations change,” Hipkins said in a statement.

Travellers from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands – including Fiji,

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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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