Allison to make Liverpool debut against Napoli, says Juergen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will make his debut in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli, manager Juergen Klopp has said.New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is set to make his debut for the club in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, manager Juergen Klopp said.Liverpool signed Alisson from Italian side AS Roma for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to 72.5 million Euros. Before this, Gianluigi Buffon was the most expensive goalkeeper in history after joining Juventus from Parma for 53 million Euros in 2001.Alisson, who played all of Brazil’s matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joined the rest of the Liverpool squad after completing his holiday and has been training for the last couple of days.”It’s pretty likely (he’ll make his debut). We should not waste time. Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play,” Klopp told Liverpool’s [email protected] FC (@LFC) July 31, 2018Alisson, who in all likelihood will replace Loris Karius in goal, is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer with central midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita joining Liverpool this off-season for a reported combined cost of USD 120 million.Also read – Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy after Jose Mourinho’s digLiverpool have so far beaten Manchester United and Manchester City and lost to Borussia Dortmund in their pre-sesaon. They will next play Napoli followed by their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.advertisementlast_img read more

AIIMS doctors call off strike after meeting with health minister Harsh Vardhan

first_imgNew Delhi: Resident doctors of AIIMS called off their strike and resumed duties on Sunday after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured them that their concerns over the NMC Bill will be duly addressed.In a communique to the AIIMS director, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said that during a meeting, the Union minister assured them of addressing their concerns while drafting the regulations of the National Medical Commission (NMC). The minister also told them that the representatives of the AIIMS RDA and students’ union will be consulted while drafting the regulations of the commission. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderVardhan met the delegation of resident doctors associations of AIIMS and Safdarjung hospital and hoped that they will end their strike in view of problems faced by patients. However, the Safdarjung resident doctors are yet to resume non essential services. According to sources, the resident doctors of the hospital are likely to take a decision on the strike at a governing body meeting. “Agitating doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have called off their strike. The health minister explained the objectives of bringing NMC bill 2019 at length and assured us that the apprehensions… will be duly addressed while drafting the regulations by the NMC once it is constituted,” the AIIMS RDA said in the communique. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIt referred to section 14 (1) para (2), admissions into undergraduate courses at AIIMS New Delhi, section 15(5) admissions into AIIMS New Delhi vide Exit Test and section 32 (Community Health Providers). “We were also assured by the minister that representatives of RDA and students unions AIIMS (New Delhi) will be consulted before framing of regulations of the NMC bill under section 57 of the bill,” the AIIMS RDA said. After a governing body meeting of the RDA AIIMS, the executive committee decided to withdraw the strike and resume all services with immediate effect. They said the AIIMS administration also assured them that the strike period, August 1 to 3, would be considered as “on duty”. The NMC bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the MCI for development and regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions. Doctors are demanding certain amendments in the bill. According to them, if not amended, the bill will lead to deterioration of medical education and degradation of healthcare services. The fraternity is opposing section 32(1), (2) and (3) of the bill saying it will encourage quackery by providing licence to practice modern medicine as community health providers for persons other than those possessing MBBS degrees. The doctors say there was no clarity over the introduction of NEXT and scrapping the NEET-PG.last_img read more

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces Special Photography Collection

first_imgThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that a special collection of 25 photographs donated by renowned photographers, estates, and collectors will be featured as part of Christie’s April 2017 Photography Sale on April 6, 2017.This special sale helps to commemorate the Foundation’s 25th year, and all proceeds from the sale of the 25 photographs will benefit EJAF’s lifesaving work. EJAF is profoundly grateful to Christie’s for working so diligently to help make this sale a great success.“This year marks the 25th year since we launched the Elton John AIDS Foundation back in 1992,” said EJAF Founder Sir Elton John. “From modest beginnings at a friend’s kitchen table in Atlanta, I am so proud that over the last 25 years this Foundation has emerged as a leading force in the AIDS response across the world. This wonderful photography sale will help us continue our efforts to end AIDS once and for all.”This group of photographs includes works by many of the greatest photographers of the early 20th century to present day, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Misrach, Cindy Sherman, and Vik Muniz, with estimates ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. Highlights from the collection include Irving Penn’s 1,000 Year Old Eggs (A), New York, 2003 and Alison Rossiter’s Eastman Kodak Elite, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1980’s, processed 2016. Further details of the sale and catalogue will be available in March.Over the past 25 years, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has worked to end the AIDS epidemic by standing up for the dignity of all people, no matter who they are, who they love, where they’re from, or what they do. Right now, the future of our nation’s effort to end AIDS has taken a sudden and unexpected turn. The health and even the safety of the people EJAF supports have become more uncertain than we would have ever thought possible. People are at risk of losing their health insurance, and with it, their access to the medical care and treatments that keep them healthy and help prevent HIV transmission. We’re already seeing a darker discourse on race, women’s health, immigration, and LGBT rights unfold before our eyes. Over-policing of vulnerable communities, hate crimes, and violence are on the rise. All of these issues contribute to the continuing spread of HIV/AIDS.“EJAF remains steadfastly committed to addressing all of the societal ills that contribute to the spread of HIV,” said EJAF Chairman David Furnish. “We are profoundly grateful to all of the wonderful artists, estates, and collectors who donated their amazing work to this photography sale to help support EJAF’s ongoing work. And we cannot begin to express how fabulous the entire team at Christie’s has been in helping us to organize and implement this special project. They have been just unbelievably helpful and enthusiastic.”last_img read more