Liverpool ‘Good feelings’ – Salah posts positive injury update as World Cup quest continues Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool World Cup Egypt UEFA Champions League Mohamed Salah African All Stars With the Liverpool star racing to be fit to play for his nation in Russia, he has now provided a positive injury update via social media Mohamed Salah has posted a positive social media update on his injury recovery ahead of the World Cup.The Liverpool star exited last weekend’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in tears after hurting his shoulder when he landed awkwardly following a challenge from Sergio Ramos.More than half a million people subsequently signed a petition calling for the Madrid captain to face punishment over the incident. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Liverpool and Egypt have indicated Salah’s recovery is likely to take around three weeks, leaving the 25-year-old a potential doubt for the June 15 opener against Uruguay.But Salah appears confident of being ready for Egypt’s campaign at Russia 2018 as he offered Twitter followers an update on his condition on Sunday.”Good feelings,” Salah wrote alongside a photograph of the forward carrying out a stretching exercise on his damaged left shoulder.Good feelings… pic.twitter.com/Jhyd2kYVKI— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 3, 2018Egypt will be desperate to recover their star forward after a breakout season at the forefront of Liverpool’s dynamic attack. Salah smashed 44 goals in 52 games in all competitions, including 11 in the Reds’ dramatic journey to the Champions League final. His nation face Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A of the upcoming World Cup. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
21Mar House approves Rep. Albert’s plan providing new retirement savings option for school, state workers The Michigan House today approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Thomas Albert to provide an additional retirement savings option for public school and state employees.Albert’s legislation calls for the state and school employee retirement systems to offer annuity options to employees, in addition to established savings plans.“Our dedicated public school and state workers should have more options for investing their retirement savings,” said Albert, of Lowell, after the House approved his plan. “Annuities offer a good savings option, providing a steady stream of income during retirement. We’re simply adding a completely voluntary option to our existing savings plan lineup so employees can plan for a safe, secure retirement.”The affected employees currently can start annuities through the state only after retirement. Albert’s changes would allow the annuity investment option prior to retirement, with plans vetted and overseen by retirement system officials for soundness.House Bills 5230-31 advance to the Senate for further consideration. Categories: Albert News,News
France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) has unveiled changes to the way it supports film production in the country, with producers able to access funding automatically if they accumulate a number of points granted for meeting certain criteria.CNC president Frédérique Bredin said that the system required reform in the light of changes to the way the sector worked, driven by digitization and the internationalization of production.The CNC said that the new points system would take into account factors such as the rise in importance of digital visual effects, but would also give additional credit for the extent to which a film is produced in France. Bredin said that the latter move would, alongside the implementation of new tax credits, boost production activity in France. He said the system would also place greater value on the work of writers, graphics designers and other professionals involved in the creative process. The system will also be geared towards the support of French-language production.The move follows a report compiled by Alain Sussfeld last year and a consultation with industry stakeholders including groups representing writers, producers, distributors and others.Writers copyright collection society SACD welcomed the changes – in particular the attribution of an additional point to authors in the 100-point scale used to assess projects, and additional recognition for scriptwriters.
Canal+ has secured the rights to English Premier League football in France for three seasons from next year and has renewed its existing contract for the Premier League in Poland.Winning back the Premier League, currently held by Altice’s RMC Sport, is a significant coup for the embattled pay TV broadcaster, which saw its grip on France’s top tier Ligue 1 rights removed by Spanish broadcaster Mediapro earlier this year when it outbid the pay TV operator to secure these from 2020. Canal+ also lost the UEFA Champions League and Europa League rights from this year to Altice.Canal+ said that winning back the rights “reflects the Group’s drive to invest in premium content over time and to offer an unparalleled football offering, primarily on its own channels”.The acquisition of Premier League rights means that in France, Canal+ will be able to offer a selction of French football games including the top three Ligue 1 games, the Premier league and Top14 French rugby, Formula 1, Moto GP, WRC, Golf and the 2020 Olympics.In Poland, the Premier League will join Polish national league Lotto Ekstraklasa, 50% of Spanish La Liga, selected German Bundesliga matches, NBA, the best speedway league in the world PGE Ekstraliga and Speedway Grand Prix, CEV Volleyball Champions League, EHF Champions League, Polish handball Superliga, Rugby Six Nations Cup, and PGA golfThe reversion of French Premier League rights to Canal+ is a blow for Altice and RMC Sport. SFR said it would work with Canal+, in “the spirit of” an existing agreement giving Canal+ access to Champions League, to provide RMC Sport subscribers access to the Premier League from next year. The operator was referring to an offer launched in September providing Canal+, BeIN Sports and RMC Sport to its subscribers for €40 a month.SFR said that RMC Sport remained “the most complete sports platform” but said that, in terms of exclusive rights, it would now focus on “premium events” like the Champions League.
SAINTS were honoured to receive the special ‘Team Of The Year’ Award and the annual Pride Of St.Helens Award Dinner last Friday evening.Following the Club’s League Leaders’ Shield and Super League Trophy Success they were recognised with a special award and glass trophy that borught a loud cheer to the packed Hatton’s Travel Sponsors Lounge, which again played host to the magnificent evening of recognition for local heroes.CEO Mike Rush, James Roby and Paul Wellens’ son Harry collected the award from Linzi Prescott.