Redknapp on Premier League title battle Its a three horse race

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that three teams are in the running for this season’s Premier League titleAfter suffering shock back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City this month, Manchester City have slipped from top spot to third in the standings.Pep Guardiola’s side, who won the league crown in such dominant fashion last season, now find themselves seven points adrift of unbeaten leaders Liverpool.Redknapp’s old club Spurs aren’t doing badly either in second-place after beating Everton 6-2 at the weekend and Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday to extend their winning run to five matches.“I think it’s a three horse race,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.As for Chelsea and Arsenal, Redknapp doesn’t see how either of them can be considered contenders.“I can’t see anybody else getting into it,” added the 71-year-old.“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion.“I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.”Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher tipped his old club to take home a first league title in 28 years.last_img read more

HasinaKeqiang talks begin on the sidelines of WEF meeting

first_imgBangladesh`s prime minister Sheikh Hasina and China`s premier Li Keqiang shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on 4 July 2019. Photo: ReutersThe bilateral talks between prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang began at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Thursday morning, reports BSS.The meeting kicked off around 11:00am at the Great Hall of People.The Great Hall of the People is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and ruling Communist Party of China.Earlier on her arrival at the Great Hall of People around 10:45am, Sheikh Hasina was accorded a grand state reception.Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (R) and Chinese premier Li Keqiang attend a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on 4 July 2019. Photo: ReutersThe Chinese premier welcomed the Bangladesh prime minister when she reached the Great Hall of the People and later the two premiers introduced their delegation members to each other.Later, Bangladesh prime minister was given a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three services.Accompanied by the Chinese prime minister, Sheikh Hasina took salute from a decorated dais and later inspected the guards. National anthems of the two countries were played and gun salutes were also given on the occasion.After the meeting, nine instruments are likely to be signed between the two countries in the presence of the two leaders.The Bangladesh prime minister will later join a lunch at the Great Hall of the People to be hosted by Keqiang.Sheikh Hasina reached China on 1 July on a five-day official visit to attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting and hold talks with top Chinese leaders.last_img

Tea estate shuts down in Hills over unpaid arrears

first_imgDarjeeling: The management of Risheehat Tea Estate near Darjeeling town has declared a suspension of work. The suspension of work came on the heels of Himalayan Plantation Labour Union (HPWU – affiliated to the GNLF) stopping the plucking of first flush tea leaves. The HPWU had stopped the plucking of leaves demanding that their arrears be immediately paid. In January 2018, the daily wages of tea garden workers had been increased by Rs 17.50. In the majority of the tea gardens in the Hills, the increment took effect from March 2018. Though a year has passed, the arrears have not been paid in around 60% of the tea gardens in the Hills, claims the union.last_img read more