One of the most unlikely stories of 2016 was the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash, followed by the subsequent “Not In This Lifetime” Guns N’ Roses tour, which, despite all odds, was very well received by fans across the country. It looks as though the GNR crew will keep things going into 2017, as the band has released a video titled “#GnFnR2017… The Machine Is Back At It”.The short clip is set to “Mr. Brownstone,” highlighted with footage from Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 tour. With a hashtag like #GnFnR2017, it’s almost certain that the band is gearing up for a major 2017 tour announcement in the coming days. According to sources, billboards have already started appearing in cities that were skipped in 2016, including Montreal.Watch the teaser video below.
On 16 March, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a “regional” strategy against crime in Central America and Mexico, after meeting with the presidents of the isthmus in Guatemala. “Organized crime is not only a national phenomenon,” Ban warned, saying that progress needs to be made toward a “regional crime strategy in Central America and Mexico.” The Central American isthmus has become a very insecure region due to the activities of violent gangs and groups of traffickers moving drugs from South America to North America. Ban met in the Guatemalan capital with presidents Álvaro Colom (Guatemala), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), and Porfirio Lobo (Honduras), as well as with the prime minister of Belize, Dean Barrow. Also participating in the meeting were vice presidents Juan Carlos Varela (Panama) and Rafael Alburquerque (Dominican Republic) and the foreign minister of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez. Nicaragua did not send representatives to the meeting with the UN head. Ban confirmed that the UN will participate in a meeting on Central American security to be held in Guatemala in June. The secretary-general made a forty-eight-hour visit to Guatemala to back the work of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a body created by the UN in 2006 to support the country’s judicial system, considered corrupt and inefficient. “Stopping impunity is vital to protecting all Guatemalans from violence,” Ban said. “The United Nations will provide additional support to combat impunity and crime,” said Ban, who launched a UN fund to consolidate peace in Guatemala, fifteen years after the end of a bloody civil war. By Dialogo March 21, 2011
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is undergoing a medical at Tottenham and is expected to complete his move to White Hart Lane, Press Association Sport understands. Under the terms of the deal, the teenager is set to stay with the Championship strugglers for the remainder of the current campaign before joining Spurs in the summer. Mauricio Pochettino has been searching for another striker to ease the burden on Harry Kane and has cash to spare after selling Andros Townsend to Newcastle for £12million. Dembele joined Fulham from Paris St Germain in 2012 and has scored 11 goals all in competitions this season but his contract at Craven Cottage is due to expire in the summer. The deal could cause some degree of confusion as it comes just one day after unrelated midfielder Mousa Dembele signed a new three-year deal with the London club. Pochettino would not comment on the move. Speaking after Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth round win at Colchester, Pochettino said: “I never speak in public about rumours.” Press Association
RUSSIA 2018Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has restated his faith Super Eagles Franco-German gaffer, Gernot Rohr, to deliver at the World Cup in Russia next.Rohr was rewarded with a fresh two-year contract a fortnight ago after leading Nigeria to qualify for Russia 2018 with Group B last game against Algeria to spare. Speaking on the World Sport programme of the Cable News Network (CNN) from the stationâ€™s London studio yesterday,Pinnick is also banking on the youthful team assembled by Rohr to do Nigeria proud next year.â€œWe have a coach who has the mentality of a winner, and he has imbibed the players with the same attitude.â€œWe can do very well at the World Cup in Russia. I am very delighted that we have a team for tomorrow; a team for the next (2022) World Cup finals,â€ stressed Pinnick who also doubles as a CAF executive committee member.â€œFirst and foremost, I must commend all the 32 qualified teams because they came from very intense qualifying campaigns. What will then matter at the finals in Russia are factors such as the quality of preparation by each team, the mental state of the players and prayers from back home.He admitted that the Super Eagles were in a decent group.â€œWe are in a â€˜decent group.â€™ Argentina have such a high pedigree and Croatia and Iceland are very good. Iceland reached the quarter â€“finals of the European Championship last year and topped their qualifying group, so there are no minnows in there.He commended the African football body CAF for its decision to support the continentâ€™s five flagbearersâ€™ preparations for Russia 2018 with much â€“needed cash..â€œWe are banking on good preparation and the belief that our young players have in themselves. I am also happy that CAF is weighing in with some good money ($500,000 each) to support the preparation of the African flag â€“bearers. I can also tell you that CAF is looking to see an African team in the semi â€“finals or even to go all the way to win the trophy.â€Pinnick said nobody gave the Super Eagles any chance of defeating Argentina in a friendly in Krasnodar 20 days ago.â€œAfrican players light up the English Premiership every weekend. Liverpool FC appear not to be able to do without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Chelsea FC sometimes struggle without Victor Moses. We have bright prospects in Russia.â€Nigeria will trade tackles with two â€“time world champions and reigning world vice champions Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D at Russia 2018.Argentina narrowly won all four previous FIFA World Cup clashes with Nigeria (all at group phase: 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014) but the Eagles have lashed the La Albiceleste in two prestige friendlies (2011 and 2014), while honours in two clashes in the final of the Menâ€™s Olympic Football Tournament (1996 and 2008) have been shared.Eagles have never played Croatia â€“ the small East European nation that shocked the world by winning bronze medals at her maiden FIFA World Cup appearance in 1998.Nigeria and Iceland have met only once before in history â€“ a friendly match in Reykjavik on 22nd August 1981 that the Strakarnir Okkar (Our Boys) won 3-0. It was part of the Eaglesâ€™ preparation for the final round of qualifiers for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, which they lost to Algeria home and away.Incidentally, the two teamsâ€™ clash in Russia will also be on the twenty â€“second day of the month â€“ 22nd June 2018 in Volgograd.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram