Liverpool as champions the stuff of nightmares for Wayne Rooney

first_img Reuters LiverpoolMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 12:27 IST Wayne Rooney has played for Manchester United and Everton (Reuters Photo)Former Manchester United and Everton forward Wayne Rooney has said he cannot bear the thought that old foes Liverpool might win the Premier League title this season.Rooney, who began his career with Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton before moving to Manchester United, said he would rather defending champions Manchester City won the league instead.Liverpool are top of the table with two points more than second-placed City, who have a game in hand.”It’s a great reason to be out the country when those two are going head-to-head for the title,” Rooney, who now plays for Major League Soccer side DC United, told talkSPORT.”I hope Man City get over the line before Liverpool. I couldn’t bear to see them win it, it would be a nightmare for any Evertonian.”I remember in 2005 (Liverpool) won the Champions League and they’re still talking about it now so it would be another 10 or 15 years of that.”Liverpool have not won a league title in 29 years and ending that drought this season would allow them to move to 19 title wins in the English top flight, one behind United’s record.Also Read | Manchester United hit back at Barcelona over excessive ticket pricesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Wayne RooneyFollow LiverpoolFollow Premier leagueFollow ChampionsFollow Manchester UnitedFollow EvertonFollow Manchester City Next Liverpool as champions the stuff of nightmares for Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney, who has played for Manchester United and Everton, said he won’t be able to bear it if Liverpool win the Premier League. Rooney said he rather defending champions Manchester City won instead.advertisementlast_img read more

UN agencies unveil initiative to reduce female genital mutilation

9 August 2007Two United Nations agencies have launched a $44 million programme to reduce female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) by 40 per cent by 2015 and to end the harmful traditional practice within a generation. Launched by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the initiative will encourage communities in 16 African countries with high prevalence to abandon the practice, which has serious physical and psychological effects. Partnering with the agencies will be Governments, religious leaders, reproductive health providers, media and civil society.UNFPA says that annually, between two and three million women and girls are subjected to FGM/C, the partial or total removal of external female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons. More than 100 million women and girls worldwide have undergone the practice.Purnima Mane, UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director (Programme), urged the international community to “do a better job to protect the millions of women and girls who are at risk every year.”Ending the practice will contribute to achieving international development targets, and will enhance the human rights of women and girls, contribute to their empowerment, improve maternal health and reduce child mortality, she added.In addition to many African nations, various forms of FGM/C have also been reported in parts of some Middle Eastern and Asian countries. It is also practiced in immigrant communities around the world. read more

Mens basketball Big Ten unveils 201718 conference schedule

Mon. Dec. 4vs. MichiganColumbus Sun. Feb. 4vs. IllinoisColumbus The Big Ten Conference released the 2017-18 men’s basketball conference schedule, giving Ohio State first-year coach Chris Holtmann his first look at a packed calendar, which features two games in December and home-and-homes with Michigan and Indiana.The Big Ten was forced to schedule two conference games in early December due to the conference tournament being played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the week before the NCAA Tournament is unveiled in March. Traditionally, the Big Ten tournament has been the final conference tournament to end before the NCAA selection show.Ohio State will open Big Ten play with a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, on Dec. 2 for its only date with the Badgers, which follows the Phil Knight Invitational in Oregon and the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Clemson. Then the Buckeyes play at home two days later versus Michigan.Holtmann and his team will play one game at home against Michigan State (Jan. 7), Maryland (Jan. 11), Nebraska (Jan. 22) and Illinois (Feb. 4), and they will play one game on the road against Wisconsin, Northwestern (Jan. 17), Minnesota (Jan. 20) and Purdue (Feb. 7).Ohio State’s conference opponents it will face twice are Michigan, Indiana, Rutgers, Penn State and Iowa.The Buckeyes have three consecutive road games from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20 followed by a four-game home stand from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4. Ohio State will end the season at Indiana, Holtmann’s third away game in four games. Sun. Nov. 12vs. Radford Columbus Thu. Nov. 16vs. Texas Southern Columbus Sat. Jan. 20vs. Minnesota  (Super Saturday)New York (Madison Square Garden) Sat. Dec. 23vs. North Carolina (CBSSports Classic)New Orleans Fri. Nov. 10vs. Robert MorrisColumbus Thu. Jan. 4at IowaIowa City, Iowa Fri. Nov. 24Florida/Stanford (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Sat. Dec. 2at WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin Sat. Feb. 10vs. IowaColumbus Sun. Nov. 5vs. Wooster (exhibition)Columbus Sun. Feb. 18at MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan Sun. Nov. 19vs. NortheasternColumbus Tue. Jan. 30vs. IndianaColumbus Wed. Feb. 7at PurdueWest Lafayette, Indiana Sun. Nov. 26TBA (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Thu. Feb. 15at Penn StateUniversity Park, Pennsylvania  Sun. Jan. 7vs. Michigan StateColumbus Sun. Jan. 14at RutgersPiscataway, New Jersey Sat. Dec. 30vs. Miami (OH)Columbus Sat. Dec. 16vs. Appalachian StateColumbus Fri. Feb. 23at IndianaBloomington, Indiana Wed. Jan. 17at NorthwesternRosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena) Thu. Nov. 23vs. Gonzaga (PK 80)Portland, Oregon Tue. Feb. 20vs. RutgersColumbus Thu. Jan. 11vs. MarylandColumbus Sat. Dec. 9vs. William & MaryColumbus Wed. Nov. 29vs. Clemson (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)Columbus Thu. Jan. 25vs. Penn StateColumbus Tue. Dec. 19vs. The CitadelColumbus Mon. Jan. 22vs. NebraskaColumbus read more