Keita revelling in role as Salah’s ‘little brother’

first_imgNaby Keita claims to have become Mohamed Salah’s “little brother” at Liverpool, with a fellow African helping the midfielder to settle in England.A Guinea international arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2018 after waiting 12 months for a big-money deal to go through, with the Reds having invested considerable faith in him.Keita endured a slow start to his time on Merseyside, with the demands of the Premier League taking some adjusting to. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The 24-year-old was, however, to improve as his debut season wore on, with confidence and belief returning to his game.An unfortunate injury prevented him from playing any part in a Champions League final triumph over Tottenham, but Keita has shown what he is capable of.He believes there is more to come from him, with Egyptian frontman Salah having helped to unlock his potential.Keita told Liverpool’s official website of Salah’s influence: “Very well, he always gives me some advice on the pitch in Liverpool.“He’s a nice guy who works hard. When he works at the gym, he always asks me to join him.“He looks after me like I’m his little brother.”Naby Keita LiverpoolKeita has expressed a desire to follow in Salah’s footsteps at Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp has helped to turn the 27-year-old into a global superstar, while Senegal international Sadio Mane has also flourished under the guidance of a German coach.The hope is that Keita will be the next to star at Anfield, with a hard-working option for the Reds having told Goal: “Klopp knows how to treat players and help them, he always talks with everyone on and off the pitch and helps them to improve. He can make you give all that you have and more on the pitch.“People can see how he improved Salah and Mane and I hope he can do the same with me next season.”Keita is currently away with his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.He is back to full fitness and hoping to help Guinea progress on Egyptian soil alongside the likes of Salah and Mane. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

New hydrological station will help manage Afghan water resources – UN agency

26 March 2008The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped open a new hydrological station at a dam near the Afghan capital, Kabul, as part of its joint efforts with the country’s authorities to better manage water resources in Afghanistan. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped open a new hydrological station at a dam near the Afghan capital, Kabul, as part of its joint efforts with the country’s authorities to better manage water resources in Afghanistan.The station, at Qargha Dam, is one of a network of 174 hydrological stations and 60 snow gauges and meteorological stations being erected around Afghanistan to measure water levels, precipitation, temperature and water quality.The network of stations, a joint effort of FAO, the World Bank and the national Ministry of Energy and Water, is designed to assist in the planning of water supply, irrigation and hydropower projects, as well as in the mitigation of possible droughts and the operation of reservoirs.FAO engineers attending yesterday’s formal opening stressed that Afghanistan – which is slowly trying to recover after decades of war and misrule – can have no food security without water security. A lack of reliable water supplies hampers Afghanistan’s rural economy and can lead to increased rural poverty.FAO said that aside from the building of the new station, Qargha Dam itself went through partial reconstruction work. The dam serves as a popular recreation site for Kabul residents and also provides water for the western part of the city and for 2,000 hectares of land. read more

Trump announces incredible trade deal with Mexico

United States (US) President Donald Trump(BBC) The US and Mexico have reached common ground on key trade terms as pressure mounts to complete renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the existing deal, announced the apparent breakthrough on Monday.A final deal would need sign-off from Canada, the third country in the treaty, which governs more than $1tr (£780bn) in annual trade.Talks started about a year ago after Mr Trump threatened to pull out.He has repeatedly demanded renegotiation of the 1994 agreement, which he blames for a decline in US manufacturing jobs, especially in the auto industry.In a televised appearance at the White House, Mr Trump said the two sides had agreed on terms that made for an “incredible” deal that was “much more fair”.However, the final outcome remains in doubt.The White House appearance included a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who stressed the importance of an agreement that includes Canada.But Mr Trump told Mr Pena Nieto that he remained open to separate, bilateral deal with Canada.He also said he wanted to get rid of the name Nafta, which he said has “bad connotations”.What’s in the deal?The two countries have agreed that 75% of a product must be made in the US and Mexico to receive tax-free treatment, which is more than in the existing deal, the US said.On cars, the two sides also settled on rules that will require 40%-45% of each vehicle to be made by workers earning at least $16 an hour.That provision is aimed at discouraging firms from locating plants in lower-wage Mexico.The two sides have agreed to review the trade pact every six years – but that review will not carry the threat of automatic expiration as the US had initially proposed.Canada did not participate in the talks in recent weeks.Mr Pena Nieto wrote on Twitter that he had spoken to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the advances and hoped the three sides would be able to conclude negotiations this week.A spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the country would continue to work toward an agreement and was in regular contact with trading partners.“We will only sign a new Nafta that is good for Canada and good for the middle class. Canada’s signature is required,” spokesman Adam Austen said in an email.Deadline pressureOfficials want to reach an agreement before the newly elected Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes office in December.In order to meet that deadline, negotiators must present Congress with a deal at least 90 days in advance.Republicans in Congress, who are typically supporters of free trade, have pressed the White House to strike a deal, arguing that the relationship has benefited US farmers and other groups.Shares in companies that benefit from trilateral trade gained on Monday. The Mexican peso also climbed.But some industry groups said they wanted more clarity on final terms before celebrating the deal.Farmers for Free Trade, which represents pork producers, corn growers and others, has spoken frequently of the risks to farmers of the president’s efforts to re-write trade relationships.“While any news of progress on restoring Nafta certainty is reassuring for American farmers, there are questions that remain on the nature of a final deal,” Brian Kuehl, the organisation’s executive director, said in a statement.“It will be necessary for Canada to rejoin the negotiations and for an agreement to be reached among all parties before a judgement can be made.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump threatens to pull US out of World Trade OrganizationAugust 31, 2018In “latest news”US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace NaftaOctober 1, 2018In “World”White House readies order to quit NAFTA: administration officialApril 26, 2017In “World” read more

Mens EHF EURO 2014 Round 2 Balkan and Middle European derby matches

Men’s EHF EURO 2014 ← Previous Story Serbia, Montenegro want Nikola Karabatic in their national team Next Story → Rene Toft Hansen injured, out at least for a month After Croatia and Sweden have opened Men’s EHF EURO 2014 Qualification Round 2. all the matches will be played on Sunday:Group 1:Switzerland vs. Spain; 4 Nov, 16:00 hrs. local time in SchaffhausenPortugal vs. Fyr Macedonia; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in EspinhoGroup 2:Montenegro vs. Czech Republic; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in BarIsrael vs. Germany; 4 Nov, 19:45 hrs. local time in Rishon Le ZionGroup 3:Lithuania vs. Norway; 4 Nov, 16:15 hrs. local time in KaunasTurkey vs. France; 4 Nov, 19:00 hrs. local time in MersinGroup 4:Slovakia vs. Hungary; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in PresovGroup 5:Ukraine vs. Poland; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in ZaporozhyeGroup 6:Belarus vs. Slovenia; 4 Nov, 14:00 hrs. local time in MinskRomania vs. Iceland; 4 Nov, 16:00 hrs. local time in Piatra NeamtGroup 7:Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Serbia; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in SarajevoRussia vs. Austria; 4 Nov, 17:00 hrs. local time in Perm read more