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Chaos in the Caribbean as ports turn away cruises on virus fears

first_img“We believe that this was as a result of a small number of influenza-like cases on board,” the company said.Meanwhile, passengers aboard the MSC Meraviglia were awaiting test results in Cozumel, Mexico, after their ship was barred from docking in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.The episodes underscore the heightened concern of public officials over coronavirus following confirmed cases on a ship in Asia. Previously, vessels had been turned away or quarantined in Asia and Europe, but the new incidents strike closer to home for US and Latin American authorities and threaten the US industry’s core market of the Caribbean.The largest US-based operators — Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. — have lost about $31 billion in market value in about six weeks. Shares of Carnival, the industry giant, closed at their lowest in more than six years on Thursday. MSC Cruises, which operates the Meraviglia, is closely held, and Fred. Olsen is part of a larger company. The Dominican Republic turned away a cruise ship with about 1,500 people on board Thursday, the latest such episode as coronavirus concerns spread to tourist meccas in the Caribbean.Local officials there refused to let passengers leave the Braemar Thursday after learning that some aboard the ship, operated by Bonheur ASA’s Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, were under observation for flu, cough and respiratory problems.The company said no guests or crew had shown symptoms consistent with coronavirus, and that the move was an “overreaction.” A performer demonstrates on a iFly Holdings LLC body flying tunnel on The Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International (RCI), as the ship sits berthed at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. For the better part of a decade, wealthy Chinese tourists have been on a feeding frenzy for luxury brands, casinos and cruise lines. As a result, China became the world’s biggest spender in international tourism in 2012, according to data from the World Tourism Organization, a United Nations agency. ( Bloomberg/Bryan van der Beek)Risks come homeFrom the outset, cruise companies began to dial back their exposure in Asia, where the industry had a small but growing presence. But the spread to Europe — and the risk to the Americas — poses a greater risk to the companies, especially during what is typically peak booking season.In Cozumel, health officials were awaiting test results for a crew member and a passenger aboard the Meraviglia. The ship sailed for Cozumel after it was turned away in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.MSC Cruises said the ship would remain in Cozumel until results come in and was optimistic guests would be able to disembark on Friday for tourist activities.For a time Wednesday it was unclear whether the government would allow the ship to moor.MSC Cruises said it received “formal and final authorization” to dock. But overnight, state Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez of Quintana Roo, where Cozumel is located, contradicted the company, saying no authorization would be given until after a health review.A Royal Caribbean cruise ship sits docked at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. ( Bloomberg/Christopher Occhicone)Welcome homeIn Miami, where the MSC Cruise originated, Port Director Juan Kuryla said at a press conference Thursday that the ship was welcome back based on current information.Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also weighed in Thursday, reiterating that the ship could dock but saying an inspection was called for.“We’re permitting it to dock, and there may be a disembarking of those on the ship,” Lopez Obrador said at his morning press conference in Mexico City. “We gave instructions for an inspection to be done and that they be allowed to arrive and stay. We can’t act with discrimination.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Szczesny seals Roma loan switch

first_img “I already know the faces and the names of my new team-mates and I’m hoping to get settled here quickly.” Szczesny, who lost his place to Colombia stopper Ospina shortly after shipping two goals in a 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, also hit the headlines for reportedly smoking in the showers after that game. Manager Arsene Wenger insists the former Legia Warsaw keeper has a future in north London. “I personally rate him highly – you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20,” he said last week, before the loan was confirmed. “He already has huge experience. I don’t want that experience at such a young age to be wasted.” However, the capture of Champions League-winning Cech following his 11 successful years at Chelsea meant Szczesny was unlikely to have much hope of reclaiming the number one jersey this coming season. . Wenger added: “How much can he grow with Petr Cech next to him, who is happy to share his huge experience, and how much mentally will he be able to live with the fact that he doesn’t play regularly? “It is a position that, if you are number two or three, it is more difficult.” The 25-year-old Poland international was limited to 17 Barclays Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season, with David Ospina gradually wresting control of the gloves at the Emirates Stadium, and the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea has increased competition further. Szczesny told asroma.it: “I’ve come here to win matches and trophies with Roma and I think the team are strong enough to do that. I think there’s great potential here. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A title hopefuls Roma on a season-long loan deal. Press Association Szczesny will compete for a spot between the sticks at the Stadio Olimpico with former Italy international Morgan De Sanctis, while veteran Romanian keeper Bogdan Lobont is also part of the Giallorossi squad. Roma have twice finished as runners-up to Juventus under head coach Rudi Garcia – last season began with a run of five straight league victories but ended with the Bianconeri sitting 17 points clear at the top of the table. Szczesny said on the Roma website that he had chosen the Italians over a number of other offers as he was keen to keep playing in the Champions League. “It was a no-brainer for me,” he said. “Once the offer from Roma came in, I spoke to Arsene Wenger and he told me it would be a fantastic move for me to join Roma and play in the Champions League, fight for the Serie A title and try and improve the squad. “I then spoke to Walter Sabatini and made my decision very quickly. I think it’s a great opportunity for me to gain valuable experience as a young goalkeeper but also to try and help the team.” Szczesny acknowledged his troubles with the Gunners last season, but said he was confident he could make a positive impact in Serie A. “I believe I’m able to win points for the team,” he said. “I think that when you look at a goalkeeper over a season, you want to see how many points you’ve won for the team and how many mistakes you’ve made. “You add them all up and you hope that your goalkeeper has won points for the team. I had a difficult time last year – I’m the first person to admit that. I didn’t have the best of seasons, that’s why things have turned out the way they have, but I’m grateful because it gives me the opportunity to join Roma this season. “I believe if I work hard – and with the help of the coaches – I’ll be able to help the team improve from last season and hopefully challenge for the title.” last_img read more

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Kangaroo Loose in Fort Lauderdale Apprehended by Police

first_imgCrikey! Police apprehended a kangaroo that was on the loose Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale.Residents living near North Andrews Avenue and 13th Street reported seeing a runaway kangaroo hopping through their neighborhood.Fort Lauderdale police officers arrived and, with the help of wildlife officers, were able to leash the kangaroo and guide the animal into the back of a police cruiser.Police safely captured the kangaroo, but the marsupial avoided a trip to the slammer. Instead, the Australian tourist was taken to the South Florida Wildlife Center.Who caught a glimpse of #FLPD’s newest mate hoping through our community this morning? Officers in District 2 worked together to safely capture this kangaroo and turn it over to the South Florida Wildlife Center. pic.twitter.com/y4rZ5QQApS— Fort Lauderdale Police (@FLPD411) July 16, 2020last_img read more

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Pakistan Cricket Board charges Umar Akmal for breaching anti-corruption code

first_imgISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board has charged middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for breaching its anti-corruption code.Akmal was suspended last month’s hours before the start of the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 tournament when he was due to compete for Quetta Gladiators at Karachi.The code stipulates that players have to disclose to the PCB’s vigilance and security department full details of any approaches or invitations they have received.The Pakistan Cricket Board says Akmal was served the notice of charge last Tuesday and has until March 31 to respond in writing.If found guilty, Akmal could be banned from all forms of cricket for anywhere between six months and life.Akmal was sent home from England in 2017 when he failed a fitness test before the Champions Trophy that Pakistan won.The 29-year-old Akmal made a century in his debut Test against New Zealand in 2009 but has played only 16 Tests, scoring 1,003 runs. His last Test match was against Zimbabwe in 2011. In white-ball cricket, Akmal has played 121 ODIs and 84 Twenty20 matches. He was recalled last year for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka in Lahore, but didn’t score in the first two games and was dropped. AgenciesAlso Read: PCB says all 128 coronavirus tests conducted in PSL came negativeAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

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Defending female champs knocked out of Rupununi FA Champions League

first_imgNEW female champions would be crowned in the 2019 version of the Rupununi Football Association Champions League after the defending champions, Gladiators Football Club, suffered an exit in the quarterfinals. In the latest round of the competition over the holiday weekend, Paiwomak Warriors edged out the Gladiators 3-2 in the return leg of a final-eight battle to win on an aggregate score of 5-3.When the rivals battled in the opening leg of the quarterfinal, Warriors emerged with a 2-1 win.Flash FC also advanced to the female semi-finals after defeating Kanuku Harpies in their home-and-away battle.In the second leg of the male quarterfinals, Romario Jose and Frankie Parks found the back of the net in the 28th and 87th minutes respectively to carry Guyana Rush Saints to a 2-0 win over Strikers FC. The two teams had battled to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their clash.Meanwhile Jaguars Football Club won their return leg clash (2-1), but not by a big enough margin, which resulted their exit from the competition.The Kanuku Harpies males had won their opening leg by a score of 4-2, which left the aggregate score after both games at 5-4 in the favour of Harpies.Guyana Rush Saints (females), Strikers FC (females), Paiwomak Warriors (males) and defending male champions Tabatinga FC had qualified for the semi-finals, the weekend before.last_img read more

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Wrestling Bees defeat Jordan-Elbridge, Oswego in busy stretch

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillewrestling The most important portion of its regular season awaits the Baldwinsville wrestling team as it would confront Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse early this week with the SCAC Metro division regular-season title at stake.Before all this, the Bees had two different contests, starting last Wednesday with a non-league match against Jordan-Elbridge that resulted in a comfortable 62-12 win over the Eagles.Only twice did B’ville take defeats, and Korbin Haney got his team on the board at 285 pounds with a pin over Ryan Rivenburgh at the end of the first period as Jarred McMonagle (99 pounds) pinned Madyn LaFleur in 68 seconds.Following a forfeit to Keagan Hayes at 106 pounds, Aidan Cali, at 113 pounds, topped Bryan Tanner 12-6. Mason Clark (120 pounds) won 5-2 over Christian Mathews and Max Naples (126 pounds) claimed a 6-4 classic over Nolan Jackson.It continued at 132 pounds with Brandon Levin’s 18-8 win over Cameron Prior and then three consecutive pins by Jaden Prince (138 pounds), Liam Fitzgerald (145 pounds) and Ryan Hemund (152 pounds), Prince only taking 83 seconds to finish off Gauge Parker.Later in the meet, Connor Kral (160 pounds) won 8-2 over Zach Hill and Mike Kral (182 pounds) got past Cameron Newhook 11-3, with a forfeit to Fred Pickard at 195 pounds.B’ville then had a busy and productive weekend, first taking part in last Friday’s Ackley Duals at Oswego, made up from a Jan. 18 weather postponement,To defeat the host Oswego Buccaneers 42-39, the Bees needed pins from Cali, Clark, Naples, Haney and Prince, plus forfeits to McMonagle and Brayden Bullis at 126 pounds.But B’ville ran into Fulton and lost 66-17, this despite McMonagle’s 35-second pin over Fred Pagan and Haney pinning Jon Bell in 80 seconds as Cali got a 20-5 technical fall over Jack Phillips.B’ville also fell to Homer 46-36, with Hemund joining Haney, McMonagle, Cali and Clark in earning pins, the quickest coming from Cali as he finished off the Trojans’ Jeff Stauber in 40 seconds.A head-to-head match between the Bees and Phoenix followed on Saturday afternoon, and it was the Firebirds prevailing 51-35 over B’ville, claiming seven of the 11 contested bouts on the card.Cali still routed Josh Carter in a 19-3 technical fall as Prince pinned Jeff Horner early in the second period. Kral took 3:14 to pin Dylan Tack and Haney remained in good form with his third-period pin over Keaton Renfrew.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Bahamian Ministry of Tourism sends condolences following tour boat explosion

first_imgThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has extended condolences to the family of the passenger who succumbed to her injuries following an incident in which a boat engine exploded off the coast of Exuma on the weekend.It’s reported that the boat, a charter, had ten tourists and two Bahamians on board when the explosion occurred.American tourist killed An American female tourist was killed, and several others injured in the blast. Six persons were treated at a local hospital and the others airlifted to a hospital in Florida.“The Minister of Tourism and Aviation is deeply saddened by yesterday’s tour boat incident in Exuma. We pray for the family of the passenger who succumbed to her injuries and offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends as they mourn her loss. Our prayers are also with all the other passengers who were aboard as they recover.,” the Ministry said in a statement.The Tourism Ministry said it has been assisting those affected and continues to work on the ground to provide emotional support and to help facilitate any needed arrangements. Caring for and comforting victims “The Exuma tourism team and the Ministry’s Visitor Relations Unit (VRU) have been working to comfort and care for those on the boat, their families and friends. This team works directly with visitors as a liaison with local authorities, health organizations, pastoral care and more.”The Ministry and the VRU say officials are coordinating with the Ministry of Health to provide as much relief as possible to  visitors “during this difficult time.”  Meanwhile, The U.S. Coast Guard , in a news release,  said it provided assistance, transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion.The Coast Guard said it sent an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew with two medical personnel to transport the boaters to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Fla.The cause of the blast remains under investigation by the Exuma branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, according to the Coast Guard.last_img read more

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David Accam frustrated by Chicago Fire’s poor performance

first_imgBlack Stars attacker David Accam is frustrated with his side’s disappointing run in the runnning Major League Soccer season.Chicago Fire’s head coach Frank Yallop has become the most high profile victim after he was sacked along with most of his coaching staff following a poor campaign.The team lie 10th in the Eastern Conference with 27 points out of 29 games.Accam and his teammates also set a record with the worst points per game in the MLS – 0.93 points per game in both the Eastern and Western Conference and the Black Stars attacker is unhappy.“For me it is really difficult because I have never been in this position before. We keep making the same mistake every game. …We play very well then if we don’t score we just concede in the last minute.”“…We are a good team but we still don’t get the results. Everyone is down but the best thing is we have a game in two days so we need to keep ourselves up and go again.” Fire lost their home game against Orlando City 1-0 at the Toyota Park and Brian Bliss has been brought in as interim manager while Nelson Rodriguez has been hired as the new General Manager.Bliss is optimistic the club’s fortunes will turn with his introduction. He has been in a similar position before when he stepped in for eight games at the end of the 2013 season at Columbus Crew.“Obviously [we are] looking to stabilize…[and] there’s no magic wand at this point, but there’s a formula to how I work and I believe it will breed some success.”In their first league season in 1998, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the US Open Cup.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Joy Sports Transfer Daily: Tuesday’s top 20 stories

first_imgLVG TAKSE TRAININGManchester United manager took training at Carrington as his future at the club remains uncertain.Van Gaal returned to the Netherlands to celebrate his daughter’s birthday following Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, with the players given the day off from training on Monday.In his absence, United chief executive Ed Woodward held talks with a number of players and senior figures at Old Trafford to discuss Van Gaal and recent performances, with United now five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and 10 behind leaders LeicesterBUFFON TO RETIRE IN 2018Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says it is “almost certain” he will retire after the 2018 World Cup.The 37-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career, winning the World Cup and six Serie A titles with Juventus, but could call it a day in two years’ time.”I will try to make the next World Cup and then it may be time to close the door. It will almost certainly be at the end of the 2018 World Cup,” Buffon said.ZENIT SIGN ZHRIKOV Petersburg have signed Dynamo Moscow defender Yuri Zhirkov, they said on their website on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Russian international will join Zenit on July 1 on a two-year contract. “The player will join Zenit as a free agent, unless the respective parties do not come to an agreement for him to join earlier,” Zenit said. Zhirkov, who has won 67 caps for Russia, played the majority of his career at CSKA Moscow, helping them win the UEFA Cup in 2005. He joined Chelsea from 2009-11, winning the English Premier League title in 2010 before returning to Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala. Zenit are sixth in the Russian standings.‘NEYMAR WILL END UP RENEWING’Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has revealed Neymar will renew his contract at the Camp Nou.The Brazilian’s future at Barca has been the subject of intense media speculation in recent weeks as his long-term future yet to be decided.Reports published in Spain this week claim Real Madrid were willing to trigger Neymar’s buy-out clause, believed to be a staggering €190m (£144m).However, speaking ahead of Barca’s top-of-the-table clash with Atletico Madrid, Enrique revealed Neymar would commit his future to the Catalans.”I think he’ll end up renewing,” the Barca boss said of the Brazilian ace who has two years left on his contract with Barcelona. BARCA ‘MAKE FINAL NOLITO OFFER’Barcelona have made their final offer for Celta Vigo forward Nolito.Nolito has been Barca coach Luis Enrique’s first-choice target to strengthen his attack for several months, but the Catalan giants have not yet managed to finalise a deal.Barca have made an offer to sign the Spain international on loan until the end of the season, with the proposal including a non-compulsory purchase option in the summer.REAL WILL NOT MAKE SIGNINGSReal Madrid will not make any signings this month despite the fact that they could be subject to a transfer ban in the near future, according to president Florentino Perez.The Bernabeu giants were hit with a FIFA sanction earlier this month and could be prohibited from signing new players for two transfer windows if they do not produce a successful appeal. “The FIFA sanction is hurtful. It is a very serious matter to smear Real Madrid’s reputation in this way. “We are convinced that it is all a mistake – it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid will be punished for a matter concerning the protection of minors when the children have always been a priority for us.” SUAREZ ON ANFIELD RETURNLuis Suarez insists Liverpool would be his one and only destination if he was to ever return to the Premier League.The Uruguayan spent three-and-a-half years at Liverpool, before moving to Barcelona in the summer of 2014.“You never know what will happen in the future.”. “If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool – not for any other team.”SWANSEA EYE GAYLE Swansea are leading the fight to land striker Dwight Gayle from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. The deal is expected to prompt the departure of former Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis from the Liberty Stadium.Palace broke their club record when they brought Gayle to Selhurst Park from Peterborough for £6m in July 2013.But Palace are unlikely to allow the 26-year-old leave on the cheap if he decides to move on in the January transfer window.MANGALA ON WAY OUT?Manchester City defender Eliquim Mangala is a transfer target of Standard Liege.The Belgian club, who are managed by former Manchester City defender Daniel van Buyten, are reportedly keen to make a move for the centre back. FOUR-WAY SCRAMBLE FOR REMY?First this morning is the news that Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Swansea and Aston Villa are all keen to land Chelsea striker Loic Remy, providng the English champions’ bid for Alexandre Pato goes through. A loan deal has been touted for the player, who is keen to land regular football to protect his Euro 2016 playing prospects with France. Newcastle are said to be favourites to bring the player back to St James’ Park after he scored 14 goals for them on a season-long loan deal from QPR in 2013-14.THOMPSON: LIVERPOOL SHOULD SIGN SHAWCROSSLiverpool legend Phil Thompson believes signing Ryan Shawcross would solve the club’s transfer woes.The Reds have been poor at the back in recent weeks with boss Jurgen Klopp growing frustrated.Stoke skipper Shawcross will not be in action against Liverpool in tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg. €27m EMBOLO BID REJECTED?FC Basel have reportedly turned down a €27m bid for striker Breel Embolo from Wolfsburg.The 18-year-old has attracted interest from Europe’s big boys with a string of impressive displays for the Swiss giants.But with Bas Dost facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Wolfsburg made a move for Embolo.The €27m offer was rejected with Basel determined to keep their prized asset until the summer at least.It is thought Wolfsburg will now turn their attention to Lyon striker and Newcastle target, Alexandre Lacazette.BLACK CATS CHASE DEBUCHYSunderland are hoping to beat Aston Villa to the signature of Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy. Blacks Cats boss Sam Allardyce wants to bring the France international in on loan until the end of the season.DYBALA FLATTERED BY INTERESTJuventus forward Paulo Dybala is flattered to have been watched by Barcelona scouts as his superb form continues in Serie A.The Argentine has scored eight goals in his last 10 Serie A appearances, and the 22-year-old said he was unaware he was being tracked by the La Liga champions.”To tell the truth, I did not know there were people of Barcelona in the stands,” Dybala said. “It makes me happy that things are going well for me and the team and we are going to show that we are able to give more in the future.”VALDES PROUDVictor Valdes has expressed his pride at signing for Standard Liege on loan until the end of the season from Manchester United.The former Barcelona man made jus two appearances under Louis van Gaal at the Premier League club.PATO “HEADING” FOR LONDONChelsea appear to have finalised a deal for Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.According to reports, the Blues have agreed a six-month loan deal with Corinthians for the forward, who will travel to London tonight.His agent, Gilmar Veloz, confirmed the news.Pato is expected to fly from Sao Paulo at 11.50pm Brazilian time, meaning he should arrive in the UK on Wednesday morning.Chelsea will pay the entirety of the 26-year-old’s wages – believed to be around £30,000 a week – over the loan period.GASTON RAMIREZ JOINS BORO ON LOANMiddlesbrough have boosted their prospects of promotion from the Championship by signing Gaston Ramirez on loan until the end of the season.TELLO JOINS FIORENTINAAnother loan deal completed, as Cristian Tello leaves Barcelona for Fiorentina on a temporary basis.”Thank you Fiorentina for the trust and for giving me the opportunity to play in the most beautiful city in Italy,” Tello posted on Twitter. “I will not disappoint you.”EL NINO UNCERTAINTITYFernando Torres’ future looks very much up in the air at the moment, with the 31-year-old out of contract in the summer when his loan deal at Atletico Madrid from AC Milan expires. Atletico captain Gabi, though, is hopeful his club will keep hold of the striker.BACK TO THE STATESOne you might have missed from late yesterday, former Manchester City and Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips has been re-signed by New York Red Bulls. The MLS side announced that Wright-Phillips, along with goalkeeper Luis Robles and midfielders Mike Grella and Sal Zizzo, will be part of their side for the 2016 season.SWANS KEEN ON HALLER?Swansea are interested in Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.Haller is the joint fourth top scorer in the Netherlands this season after firing 11 goals in 18 games.He also has seven in 12 for the French under-21 team and his form is said to have alerted a host of clubs in the Premier League.Norwich were said to be keen but have since spent big on Steven Naismith, while Sunderland and Villa have been linked with move.LEEDS KEEN ON McGEADYLeeds United want to take Aiden McGeady on loan from Everton.But the Championship club admit they face a fight to land the Blues winger who is keen to remain in the Premier League.Everton are happy to let McGeady leave on loan for the rest of the season with the 29-year-old needing to boost his Euro 2016 hopes by playing regularly.Boss Steve Evans said: “Speaking to Aiden’s representatives, he may have options in the Premier League.“I do like Aiden McGeady but there has been no further chat with him in the last 10 days.”Everton chief Roberto Martinez has revealed there is no update on either McGeady or Darron Gibson, while no replacement has been lined up for Steven Naismith.This series is from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the January transfer window. We call it the #JoySports Transfer Daily. Here, we summarize all the moves and rumours in a quick, easy to read format. The series started in January 4 and ends on February 1.When does the transfer window open?The transfer window opens  on Saturday, January 2, 2016.Is that the same across Europe?No, the transfer window in France also opens on January 2 but Premier League clubs will have to wait until at least January 4 to sign players from Italy or Spain. The transfer window in Germany opens on New Year’s Day.Any deals between Premier League clubs and players in Spain will have to be wrapped up 24 hours before the window closes in England – the deadline in Spain is 11pm (GMT) on January 31. The windows in France and Italy close on the same day as in England, with the German transfer window shutting at 5pm on February 2.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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