Chelsea consider Premier League loan for Abraham

first_imgChelsea have denied reports in the UK media that an £18 million ($22.7m) offer from Wolves for Tammy Abraham has been accepted, but Goal can confirm they will weigh up his options in the January transfer window.Aston Villa signed Abraham on a season-long loan deal during the summer of 2018, but Chelsea have the option to cut short the 21-year-old’s stay in the Championship short and have a host of Premier League clubs interested in their young striker.The striker has scored 16 goals already this season for Villa, who are sitting five points away from the play-off places, with the likes of Wolves, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town all keen on acquiring his services. 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? Chelsea and Abraham may agree that a Premier League loan can aid his development further during the second half of the campaign, and Villa face the prospect of losing one of their star players earlier than they would have hoped for.Wolves’ £18m offer marks them out as frontrunners for a deal, but it remains unclear which club Abraham will be playing for by the end of the January transfer window.Chelsea’s head coach Maurizio Sarri had previously confirmed that he will not recall Abraham, or Michy Batshuayi – who is having an underwhelming loan spell at Valencia which the Blues are also considering cutting short – early from their respective deals.”No [I don’t need another striker], because I have the option with Hazard in this position,” he said. “We have Morata and Hazard can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two, three matches. So I think that in this moment I don’t need another striker. “Maybe another winger, because now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, of [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek. So I have the option for the striker [Hazard] but at the moment I have no option for the wingers.”Chelsea have also completed the signing Christian Pulisic in a £58m ($73m) deal from Borussia Dortmund, though he will not play for the club until next season as he has been loaned back to the Bundesliga leaders for the remaining six months of the campaign.last_img read more

UN human rights chief voices concern over high level of violence in

“Let us not forget that ensuring citizen security means upholding the right of the whole population to live free of threat to their basic rights – such as life, physical integrity and liberty, and justice – and for the State to respond and provide redress when those rights are violated,” Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told a news conference in Mexico City at the end of her six-day mission to Mexico yesterday.She acknowledged the that the magnitude of the human rights challenges and violence facing Mexico were enormous, saying some of them had their root causes across Mexico”s borders. “I call on the United States of America, reported to be the main consumer of drugs and supplier of guns in and out of Mexico, to do more to help this country be safe,” said Ms. Pillay.“I understand that in extraordinary circumstances difficult decisions have to be taken – like the use of the military in public order functions – while a State builds the capacity to protect its citizens according to the rule of law.“But such exceptional measures must remain true to their nature – extraordinary, and limited in time. And they must be carried out under civilian control and within the boundaries set by human rights standards and principles,” she added.She decried the use of torture and urged the Government to ensure full investigation and sanction of such practices, saying they should always be dealt with by civilian courts, irrespective of who the perpetrators were.Ms. Pillay stressed that the rights of migrants must be protected and called upon the Mexican Government to make all efforts to protect the life and integrity of migrants, particularly women and children, and to prevent human trafficking.She expressed her deep sympathy to the female victims of violence and insecurity in Ciudad Juárez and other parts of the country, noting that women”s rights defenders were doing an extraordinary job in promoting and protecting human rights throughout Mexico, often at the expense of their own personal security.Ms. Pillay also called for the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, saying her office considered the issue a priority and was guided by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – of which Mexico is a signatory – as a framework for action to further the advancement and protection of indigenous peoples” rights.She also voiced concern over assaults on journalists, which she said constituted an attack on the freedom of expression and on people”s rights to information.“I am alarmed by the high impunity that prevails for attacks upon journalists, and I urge that this impunity stops. And the mechanism to protect journalists needs to be implemented without delay and with their full participation, both at the national and national levels,” said Ms. Pillay.She expressed similar concern over the situation of human rights defenders, many of whom she said had been harassed, threatened, wrongfully imprisoned and even murdered.“I am pleased to have witnessed this week the signature by the President of a document setting the basis for a national protection mechanism for human rights defenders. I trust that this mechanism will strengthen the existing efforts of authorities to generate safe and free conditions for them to work,” she added.The High Commissioner took note of a number of important advances that have been made in Mexico, citing the constitutional reform on human rights that had paved the way for greater promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights in the country.“But it now needs to be implemented and further developed, at national, state and municipal levels,” she said. 9 July 2011The United Nations human rights chief has voiced concern over escalating violence in some parts Mexico, saying organized crime and brutality could undermine the State and threaten the people”s basic rights. read more

Worker seriously injured after falling from silo in Cayuga

A 61-year-old man is in hospital after an industrial accident in Cayuga. Emergency crews were called to Concession 2 Road at 5:12 p.m. Thursday after an employee fell from the top of a silo and was seriously hurt. The man was working at the top of the silo when he fell nearly 50 feet to the ground. He was taken to hospital via ORNGE air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The Ministry of Labour was contacted and will be investigating the incident.