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Bale returns to Madrid squad despite future uncertainty

first_imgGareth Bale has been included in Real Madrid’s squad for their friendly against Roma on Sunday, despite uncertainty over the forward’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Wales international was on the verge of leaving the club this summer in a lucrative £1 million-a-week switch to Jiangsu Suning, but the move broke down and it remains unclear where he will play this season.Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his desire to see the 30-year-old move on and his pronouncements on the matter drew stinging criticism from the player’s agent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? With a bitter stand-off ensuing, Bale was subsequently omitted from a number of Real Madrid squads this pre-season.He has featured in just two of Los Blancos’ six warm-up friendly matches thus far – against Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in July.However, his inclusion in Zidane’s 20-man squad for the club’s final pre-season fixture ahead of their La Liga opener could potentially signal a change of circumstances, with a stay in the Spanish capital still a possibility.Bale joins Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Karim Benzema among the forwards for the Roma game, and faces plenty of competition for a place in the team.📝 Our 20-man squad for tonight’s match against @ASRomaEN ! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MM1rAA2SGA — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 11, 2019 Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Isco have been included in a strong squad, as have Marcelo and Raphael Varane.Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois, meanwhile, will continue to fight it out for the number one jersey.James Rodriguez, who has been linked with Napoli and Atletico Madrid is out, however, as is forward Mariano Diaz after losing his number seven shirt to Hazard.Club captain Sergio Ramos, meanwile, is also absent, while goalkeeper Andriy Lunin remains in Madrid.Real Madrid take on Roma at Stadio Olimpico in their last pre-season friendly, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm BST (2pm ET).They will then turn their attentions towards Celta Vigo, who host them on August 17 in their opening La Liga match of the 2019-20 campaign.Real Madrid squad for Roma friendlyGoalkeepers: Navas, Courtois, FuidiasDefenders: Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, OdriozolaMidfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, IscoForwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Vazquez, Jovic, Vinicius Jr.last_img read more

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Govt issues notification on 10 reservation for EWS candidates

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday came out with a notification that provides 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) under the general category in government jobs and educational institutions. The state cabinet had approved the decision on July 2.A notification that has been issued by the state Personnel and Administrative Reforms department would now enable EWS to receive benefits of reservation “on a preferential basis in civil posts and services in the state government.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe memorandum states that the applicant availing the EWS quota has to obtain an “income and asset certificate” from Kolkata Municipal Corporation or from the District Magistrate or sub-divisional officer, that the gross annual income of his family from all sources is below Rs 8 lakh and his family assets do not exceed five acres of agricultural land or a 1,000 sq ft flat in the city. The income includes all sources, namely salary, agriculture, business, profession and others. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe reservation for admission will not be applicable to the Minority Educational Institutions referred to in Clause (1) of Article 30 of the Constitution. Property held by a family in different locations would be clubbed together for determining EWS status. The EWS reservation won’t apply to scientific, technical and certain other posts. Candidates will not get the EWS reservation benefit during promotion either. “Unlike the other reserved categories such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBCs, vacancies earmarked for EWS for a particular recruitment year can’t be carried forward if the authorities fail to find a suitable EWS candidate,” a Nabanna official said. “A person belonging to EWS cannot be denied the right to compete for the appointment against an unreserved vacancy. People belonging to EWS who are selected on the basis of merit and not on account of reservation are not counted towards the quota meant for reservation,” read the notification. The Backward Classes Welfare department has been entrusted with the responsibility of maintenance of post-based reservation roster for other categories of reservation. Every department would now recast group-wise post-based reservation roster for direct recruitment.last_img read more