“Cameroon are quick and unpredictable and we’re not used to that,” said the Netherlands’ manager, Sarina Wiegman. Van de Sanden played a quick one-two with Jackie Groenen and whipped the ball into the middle for Miedema to head home unmarked. Netherlands 3-1 Cameroon: Women's World Cup – as it happened Read moreAfter the restart the snappy tackling of Cameroon proved costly. “The fact we were here in Valenciennes, very close to the Netherlands, we were at a disadvantage,” said Alain Djeumfa, the Cameroon manager. She has seemed off colour of late but was involved in the first two Dutch goals, suggesting the midfield may be finding its feet a little, even if the defence is not.
June 15, 2019 15:15 UTC
Life is easy for the toads and bats of Staines-upon-Thames: the disused railway line has formed a woodland corridor that runs north towards Heathrow. That could drop to just six minutes under plans to link Staines and other parts of Surrey to the airport. The Department for Transport officially supports the idea of a rail link, and says it is “working closely with interested parties to progress this project”. Yet the promoters believe the schemes – a light rail plan favoured by Staines council, as well as fully integrated rail lines – have been left languishing. Either way, with green issues returning to the fore, investors will look to see whether the DfT will help make the rail link a reality.
But the diplomacy has now been dismantled, the détente discarded; there is a cricket match to play as India face Pakistan in what is viewed as the world’s most politically charged and intense sporting derby. Facebook Twitter Pinterest India fans at the rained-off match against New Zealand on 13 June. “There’s always a lot of tension when India play Pakistan, but this time it feels as if there’s more,” says Qays Mir, the club’s general manager. The last time India and Pakistan met on the cricket field was also in England, during the 2017 Champions Trophy final, which was watched by an estimated 1 billion people. Pakistan won, prompting wild celebrations bordering on jingoism, which many Indian fans also stand accused of when their team wins.
The new decree reinforces the powers of the ministry of the interior onimmigration and aims to put an end to NGO rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. Italy’s populist government has repeatedly declared Italian waters closed to NGO rescue vessels. Without rescue boats, the number of shipwrecks is likely to rise dramatically. Of the 10 NGO rescue boats that were active in the Mediterranean, only one operated by the German organisation Sea-Watch remains. The new bill follows another controversial security decree approved by the Italian parliament in December 2018 targeting asylum rights.
The hearing, to be held in private, is expected to last eight days and is estimated to cost at least £500,000. Percy also heads Christ Church cathedral. The Charity Commission, which has oversight of Christ Church and other Oxford colleges, has said it was aware of “issues around the governance and leadership” at the college. Christ Church, founded by Henry VIII in 1546, is the alma mater of 13 British prime ministers, 10 chancellors of the exchequer and 17 archbishops. “Christ Church has allowed this whole dispute to be blown wildly out of proportion,” said the head of another college.
Aston Villa are interested in signing Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan from Chelsea if the 18-year-old becomes available this summer. Terry, the former Chelsea captain, knows Ampadu after training with him last summer, when he returned to Cobham before announcing his retirement later in the year. Those attributes, allied with his versatility, means that he will have plenty of suitors if Chelsea allow him to go out on loan. Indeed, Ampadu ended up playing more matches and minutes for Wales last season than Chelsea. It is also worth noting that Lampard tried and failed to sign Ampadu on loan at Derby in January.
June 15, 2019 13:41 UTC
Four managers Chelsea could turn to as replacement for Maurizio SarriBlues legend Lampard was the big favourite to take over from Juventus-bound Maurizio Sarri. However, if there is even the slightest chance of luring him to the Premier League they should pull out all the stops to get him. Rafa Benitez has already had one stint as Chelsea managerRafael Benitez While Benitez would not be a popular choice with the fans, bookies have made the Newcastle boss the second favourite behind Lampard. Lesser bosses would have been relegated with the Newcastle team at his disposal last term and he deserves huge credit for leading them to a comfortable 15th-place finish in the Premier League. Let us not forget that he also guided Chelsea to the Europa League trophy as interim manager back in 2013.
June 15, 2019 13:30 UTC
An emotional Amanda Knox has castigated the media for depicting her as a “dirty man-eater” when she was on trial for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher. “The murder is a tragic memory for the Kercher family. Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, spent four years in prison after initially being convicted of the murder. “She was invited as she is an icon of trial by media,” said Guido Sola, a lawyer with the organisation. “There was a lot of confusion and the Kercher family had to live with this anxiety … with false information … I am sorry for them.
June 15, 2019 13:12 UTC
Russian president helps Chinese counterpart celebrate 66th birthday in style on Sunday, giving him Russian ice cream and sharing champagne before a summit in Tajikistan. The two leaders reportedly consider each other to be close friends. Discussion of senior leaders' private lives is extremely rare in China and their exact birth dates are considered a state secret.
June 15, 2019 12:22 UTC
Scotland captain Rachel Corsie says she “can’t imagine a bigger game” than Wednesday’s clash with Argentina as their hopes of World Cup progression teeter on the brink. They must now defeat Argentina in Paris and hope to be one of the four third-place teams to progress to the knockouts. The second came on 38 minutes, after Corsie was penalised – softly – for pulling back the Japanese number nine. After the interval, Kerr’s team started to come into things and, on 77 minutes, Cuthbert hit the outside of the left post from an acute angle. On 88 minutes, Scotland had a consolation when sub Lana Clelland moved on to a loose defensive pass and fired into the top right corner from the edge of the area.
June 15, 2019 12:11 UTC
The kindest thing you can say about Sarah Sanders is that she was completely useless. Here’s the thing though: Sanders was never really hired to be a press secretary. Her real job was to be the female face of a deeply misogynistic administration; to play the role of the empowered working mother and make the Trump administration’s crass patriarchy more palatable. Sanders is far from the only woman to have played an important role in the Trump administration. These footsoldiers of the patriarchy have helped to roll back women’s rights and reinforce inequality while allowing the Trump administration to boast about “empowering women”.
June 15, 2019 12:00 UTC
Barcelona want to get him off their books but a string of underwhelming displays means the clubs are hardly queuing up to sign him. Liverpool and Chelsea have both been linked and reports in Spain have now revealed the stance of each club. Marca say Liverpool have now ruled out a reunion with their former star as manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on other targets. Meanwhile, Chelsea are said to be interested but any move depends on whether they can get their two-window transfer ban delayed or overturned. "I don't have much to say to Barcelona fans,” he said after Brazil’s win.
June 15, 2019 11:48 UTC
Franco Zeffirelli, one of Italy’s most revered artistic figures, has died at the age of 96. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Zeffirelli was staggeringly prolific and equally celebrated as a director of films, theatre and opera. In the mid-1950s, Zeffirelli directed Callas for the first time, at her request, in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia. These led to the Old Vic asking him to stage Romeo and Juliet with a similarly realistic Italian setting. Zeffirelli grew accustomed to stepping from one grandly ambitious project to the next, juggling theatre, TV and opera productions.
June 15, 2019 11:37 UTC
Thelma Cabrera Pérez, 49, has unexpectedly risen in presidential polls after a frenetic campaign across Guatemala’s rural heartlands where organised crime and agriculture magnates have controlled land and politics since the 36-year civil war ended in 1996. About 60% of the Guatemalan population is indigenous, but Cabrera is only the second indigenous person to run for president after the Nobel Peace prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. Cabrera pledges to tackle the inequalities of Guatemalan society with a sweeping constitutional reform to ensure fair representation for the country’s indigenous, Afro-Guatemalan and mestizo peoples. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Supporters of Thelma Cabrera, presidential candidate for the Movimiento para la Liberación de los Pueblos party, attend her rally in Guatemala City earlier this month. “This candidacy is historic.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Thelma Cabrera campaigns in Palín, Guatemala.
June 15, 2019 10:52 UTC
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has begun a hunger strike outside the Iranian embassy in London in solidarity with his wife. The British-Iranian woman started her third hunger strike against her continued imprisonment in Iran on Saturday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who denies charges of espionage in Iran, told her husband in a phone call on Saturday morning that she was beginning a hunger strike to demand her unconditional release. My job is to serve as an amplifier and not let her strike pass unnoticed.”Zaghari-Ratcliffe went on hunger strike for six days in 2016 when she was put in solitary confinement for eight months without access to a lawyer, and did so again in January this year. “I will stay outside this embassy so that Nazanin’s hunger strike will be unignorable,” he said.
June 15, 2019 10:15 UTC