Marcelo takes full advantage of Mendy injury setback

Marcelo takes full advantage of Mendy injury setback
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FG to inject N600bn in electricity market — TCN

Related NewsThe Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says that the federal government has approved N600billion for electricity market to boost power supply.Edmund Ejie, the Market Operator of TCN said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the 3rd quarter Participants and Stakeholders Interactive forum for 2019.The forum has as its theme: “Rules Compliance for Nigerian Electricity Market (NEM) Development and Sustainability’’.Mr Ejie said the intervention by the federal government was at a very advanced level, adding that it had already been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.According to him, the intervention is for the payment of the shortfall in electricity invoices for the entire market.“The whopping sum of money has never been injected into the power sector before but even when it is privatised, the government is spending more telling you that the privatisation is given a red flag.“The fund will be ready for disbursement any moment from now.’’He explained that the intervention was not restricted to a single chain in the market, as it was holistic.AdvertisementUsman Mohammed, the Managing Director of TCN said that one of the factors that would make the Nigerian Electricity Market Participants thrive was by complying with rules, codes and orders.Mr Usman said that there was a need for the operators to be proactive in recognising that regulatory and standard compliance was the key to market development.“The theme of the event reflects the growing recognition, concern and importance of regulatory compliance and ruling documents implementation.“Today’s interactive forum is part of the Market Operator effort to support you and improve the market performance,’’ he said.He said that the forum was to access the market performance, changes and their impact on the market participants’ readiness and challenges, predict what lies ahead and to determine compliance to rules or lack of it.Mr Mohammed said that TCN had commenced the provision of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) in all trading modes in the country provision.He said that TCN also plans to establish a lasting Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and facilitating the operational audit of both the System and Market Operator. (NAN)

Global catastrophe warning: Planet could be ‘plunged into darkness’ – shock US alert

New research, based on a 2007 study, has found there would be a 30 percent reduction in precipitation across the globe in the ensuing months of a US - Russia huge nuclear war. This would lead to severe global food shortages, the researchers have warned. The report also stated that a cloud of smoke would envelope the entire globe, with up to 150 megatons of soot would be dropped across the planet.Russia and US racing towards possible nuclear war after missile testThe study was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres by experts from Rugters University, New Jersey, and the University of Colorado Boulder.This new research focussed on a study from 2007, which the scientists claimed is the best existing model of what would happen from a nuclear war between the US and Russia.The report warned: “The use of nuclear weapons in this manner by the United States and Russia would have disastrous consequences globally.”Researchers took examples from forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and previous nuclear bomb detonations, all of which have an impact on the planet’s climate, to study how exactly Earth would be impacted by a nuclear war – and it would not be good news.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

0 Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed release- Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts.Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rose in early trading. On Wall Street, the futures for the S&P 500 index rose 0.7% to 2,918 and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.6% to 26,085.After a three-day run of gains, U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after a slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings. Financial sector stocks led the declines.Investors are now looking ahead to the Fed's Wednesday release of notes from its policymaking meeting last month and a speech Friday by Chairman Jerome Powell.Markets have "entered a holding pattern" ahead of Powell's afternoon speech at an annual gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Jeffrey Halley of Oanda said in a report.Investors expect Powell to signal the Fed "is about to embark on a reinvigorated wave of easing," said Halley. However, he said U.S. data "simply does not support the need for an aggressive easing cycle."London's FTSE 100 rose 1.1% in midday trading to 7,205 and Frankfurt's DAX also climbed 1.1% to 11,784. France's CAC-40 jumped 1.5% to 5,426.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.3% to close at 20,618.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.2% to finish at 26,270.04. The Shanghai Composite Index was little changed at 2,880.33.Seoul's Kospi gained 0.2% to 1,964.65 while Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 fell 0.9% to 6,483.30. India's Sensex lost 0.6% to 37,114.28.Taiwan was higher and New Zealand was lower, while Southeast Asian markets were mixed.The U.S. market has been volatile this month as investors try to parse conflicting signals on the U.S. economy and determine whether a recession is on the horizon. A key concern is that the U.S.-Chinese tariff war will weigh on global economic growth.ON TARGET: After mixed results from retailers on Tuesday, Target Corp. topped expectations Wednesday for its second quarter as it pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in new private label brands. Shares in the retailer jumped 15% in premarket trading.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 63 cents to $56.76 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract shed 1 cent on Tuesday to close at $56.13. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 96 cents to $60.99 per barrel in London. The contract advanced 27 cents the previous session to $60.03.CURRENCY: The dollar rose to 106.45 yen from Tuesday's 106.22. The euro inched up to $1.1105.Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hope Cash – Special Number ft. Zlatan Ibile: video, reactions ▷ Nigeria news

Zlatan Ibile has yet again been featured in another hit song that you will definitely enjoy. The new hit tune by Hope Cash - Special Number is something you do not want to miss.Hope Cash - Special Number is one of those songs that will leave you dancing, even if you did not intend to. Listen to the song intently and you will find out why this is one of the artists' best releases ever.Hope Cash - Special Number descriptionRelease date: 16th August 201916th August 2019 Format: Audio, videoAudio, video Length: 3 minutes 31 seconds3 minutes 31 seconds Genre: AfrobeatAfrobeat Producer: SpellzSpellz Video shot by: TG Omori (Boy Director)With an amazing video to back up the artists' lyrical prowess, the song is one that many will love.Hope Cash - Special Number reviews and commentsHere are some comments left by the song's listeners on YouTube:GOZY: Zlatan moda the song, nice one guys...Kelly Kate: WOW I LOVE THIS MUSIC NICE ONEDomi Dominion: Special number for my special lover....KMB to the world...Pierrette Ndansi: Listening to this and dancing. Amazing.Ab Victory: Nice musicDo you agree with these comments? Do you think that Hope Cash - Special Number is, in its own right, a special number worth your time? Let us know in the comments section below.READ ALSO:

CAF Champions League: Kotoko coach: We didn’t des…

The mind game continues as the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminaries between Nigerian flagbearer Kano Pillars and their Ghanaian foes, Asante Kotoko whom they defeated 3-2 in the first leg a fortnight ago draws nearer.Kotoko coach, Kjetil Zachariassen has reiterated that his club did not deserve to lose the first leg to Pillars.The Porcupines Warriors were beaten 3-2 at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano last time out even though they enjoyed a 2-1 lead until the 70th minute.However, the former Ashgold head trainer says they have been training hard and believes they will get a good result on Sunday.“We did our best in the first game and I still believe that we should have picked up at least a point,” Kotoko’s Norwegian manager told the Caf website in an interview, even though points are not awarded during this stage of the tournament.“It was a very difficult game but that is in the past now. We have been very serious in training since we returned and the players are responding to the tactics.”Kotoko went 2-1 up in Kano, having converted two set-pieces in the second half but veterans Rabiu Ali and Gambo Mohammed got crucial goals for the hosts to win the game 3-2.Going into Sunday’s second leg, Kotoko are hoping to surpass their performance in their last appearance in the Champions League when they suffered a first-round elimination at the hands of Algerian club MC El Euma in 2015.

Ryder Cup winning golfer Thorbjorn Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault and being...

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen is to face trial charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.The 29-year-old Danish golf star indicated that he would plead not guilty to the offences when he made a brief appearance at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.Olesen, of Redcliffe Road in Chelsea, south-west London, was arrested on July 29, immediately after returning from the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational on a flight from Nashville to London.The five-time European Tour winner is also charged with assault by beating.He wore a suit to the court hearing on Wednesday afternoon and spoke only to confirm his name, address, date of birth and nationality, as well as indicating not guilty pleas.Olesen was granted unconditional bail and is expected to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on September 18.

Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda live stream FREE: Watch Champions League play-off first leg...

SERBIAN champions Crvena Zvezda visit Young Boys Bern in the first leg of their Champions League playoff.The side known in English as Red Star Belgrade edged past FC Copenhagen to reach this stage, winning 7-6 on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw.1 Zvezda were penalty shootout winners over FC Copenhagen in the third qualifying round Credit: EPAPrior to that, they also beat Lithuanian side FK Suduva and Finnish outfit Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi in the first and second round respectively.Meanwhile, Young Boys were only inducted into qualifying at the final hurdle after claiming the Swiss Super League title last season.Both sides made a name for themselves in the tournament last year - Young boys beat Juventus, while Red Star defeated eventual champions Liverpool 2-0 on home turf.The winner of the tie will advance into the group stages of the Champions League, with each mini-league set to be drawn on Thursday, August 29, the day after qualifying ends.What time does Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda kick off?This Champions League qualifying clash is taking place tonight.It kicked off at 8pm UK time - that's 9pm in both Switzerland and Serbia.The match is being held at the Stade de Suisse in Bern.What TV channel is Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda on and can I live stream it?You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 2.If you're a BT customer, download the official app to stream on your mobile, tablet, games console or PC.Coverage will begin at 7.45pm.In Serbia the match is live on RTS while in Switzerland, it's on Teleclub Sport 1.Can I watch Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda for FREE?EE phone customers can watch the big match tonight for FREE.If you are an EE phone subscriber, you can sign up for a three-month FREE trial to BT Sport - simply text SPORT to 150.This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.What is the team news?

Eddie Nketiah sparks wild celebrations from Arsenal legend Ian Wright with dramatic winner for...

Nketiah has two goals in two appearances for Leeds (Picture: Getty)Eddie Nketiah made the perfect start to life at Elland Road as he came off the bench to score a dramatic winner for Leeds against Brentford in the Championship.The Arsenal loanee found himself among the substitutes again despite scoring on his debut in the EFL Cup, but came on in 77th minute with Leeds chasing a winner.Nketiah, 20, wasted little time in making another statement on his home debut, slotting home Helder Costa’s cross in the 81st minute.The win preserves Leeds’ 100 per cent start in the Championship and Nketiah will have been pleased to have sent another message to Arsenal boss Unai Emery.Nketiah scored the winner with nine minutes left (Picture: Getty)Arsenal shipped Nketiah out on his first loan spell away from the club and the centre-forward has made an electric start at Leeds.AdvertisementAdvertisementWith Leeds gunning for promotion this season after narrowly missing out last term, head coach Marcelo Bielsa praised the impact of Nketiah.‘Of course, when the fans support the players it is something which can stimulate and have an impact,’ he said about Nketiah.Arsenal legend Wright was in the crowd supporting Nketiah (Picture: Getty)‘When one striker scores with very few minutes, you cannot say a lot of things about this.’Arsenal legend Ian Wright was in the crowd for the game and Nketiah’s goal sparked wild celebrations from the former Gunner.The 1-0 victory fires Leeds to the top of the Championship table, ahead of Swansea City on goal difference after four games.MORE: Mesut Ozil trains ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool

Golf: Olesen to face trial on sexual assault charge

LONDON (AFP) - Danish golf star Thorbjorn Olesen will face trial in Britain after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.The 29-year-old - a member of the victorious 2019 European Ryder Cup team and a five-time champion on the European Tour - appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in London on Wednesday (Aug 21), and indicated he will plead not guilty.Olesen has already been suspended from the European Tour pending the outcome of legal proceedings.The alleged incidents took place on July 29 when Olesen was returning to his London home on a British Airways flight from Memphis after competing in the St Jude Invitational.Police arrested him when the plane landed at Heathrow.He was granted unconditional bail and will appear at Isleworth Crown Court on Sept 18.

Red Star odyssey continues with dramatic draw at Young Boys

By Brian HomewoodBERN (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade’s Champions League qualifying odyssey continued on Wednesday when the former European champions drew 2-2 away to Young Boys after being pegged back by a late penalty in the first leg of the playoff round tie.Russian side Krasnodar, who eliminated former European champions Porto in the last round, were thumped 4-0 at Olympiakos while Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb beat Norway’s Rosenborg 2-0 in ties which will earn the winners a place in the lucrative group stage.In a gripping match, Red Star fell behind to an early goal, then hit back to lead 2-1 before Young Boys substitute Guillaume Hoarau levelled with his first touch of the ball.While the Swiss side had qualified directly for the playoff round, Red Star battled their way through three rounds, overcoming opponents from Lithuania, Finland and Denmark with the last tie against FC Copenhagen going to a remarkable 22-penalty shootout.Both teams took part in the group stage for the first time last season and it was Young Boys who went ahead in the seventh minute when Roger Assale was sent clear of the defence and the Ivorian forward drove his shot past Milan Borjan.Milos Degenek levelled 11 minutes later with a looping header at the far post which caught goalkeeper David van Ballmoos out of his ground.Borjan made three outstanding saves to keep Red Star level at halftime and they went ahead immediately after the restart.Marko Gobeljic sent in a low cross from the right and Argentine Mateo Garcia turned it in at the far post for a goal on his debut.The drama continued as Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu burst into the Red Star area and went down under a challenge from Richmond Boakye. The referee initially gave a goal kick but changed his mind after a VAR review and Hoarau fired in the equaliser.A late flurry from group-stage regulars Olympiakos virtually settled their tie against Krasnodar.Miguel Angel Guerrero curled in the first on the half hour and, although Krasnodar kept it down to a single goal until the 78th minute, they were undone by a brace from substitute Lazar Randjelovic.The Serb opened his account two minutes after coming on and netted the second from outside the penalty area in the 86th minute. Daniel Podence produced a neat dinked finish for the fourth.Dinamo Zagreb’s hopes of qualifying for the seventh time got an early boost when Marius Lundemo bundled over Bruno Petkovic who converted the penalty himself in the eighth minute.The Croatian champions added a second with a route one goal as goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic’s clearance came off the head of a defender and fell into the path of Mislav Orsic who shot under Andre Hansen.(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)