“What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent. “He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game – and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve. “Adam is motivated by being the best he can be and being part of something special. We believe he fits right in with what we are trying to do at Liverpool. “We have seen, over the past two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, he has a tactical awareness to adapt to what is required of him and to put the team above his personal ambitions. “He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity, and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season. “Adam is aware there will be great competition for places at this club and he is hungry to improve further. “We are confident he will fit perfectly with the culture we have at Liverpool. “I’m excited about working with Adam and helping him to progress even further.” In a brief statement Southampton said the income received from the transfer would be reinvested in their squad. “Southampton Football Club can confirm that Adam Lallana has completed his transfer to Liverpool,” said a statement on saintsfc.co.uk. “The fee received from Liverpool, although undisclosed, will allow the club to further develop the first-team squad for the 2014/2015 season.” Liverpool have completed the signing of England and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. Press Association The 26-year-old underwent a medical at the Reds’ Melwood training ground on Friday after Southampton accepted a bid, believed to be £25million, for the player. Liverpool spent the weekend finalising the details of Lallana’s contract, understood to be five years in length, and have now confirmed the deal has been concluded after all the necessary paperwork was completed. Lallana is Brendan Rodgers’ third signing of the summer following to Anfield Saints team-mate Rickie Lambert and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, whose move from Germany will be ratified on Tuesday with the official opening of the transfer window for registrations. “I’m so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool,” Lallana told liverpoolfc.com. “I’m quite humbled and I just can’t wait to get started. “Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I’m here. “I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I’m here, because that’s why I’m here – for success.” At the end of last season, when Liverpool finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League, Lallana was identified as a primary target for Rodgers. After a protracted bidding process, held up by the midfielder’s involvement at the World Cup and Southampton’s change of manager, the Reds boss now has his man. “We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League’s top talents in signing Adam Lallana,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com.
When Randy Staats jumped in the air to celebrate a fourth-quarter goal against Johns Hopkins last week, John Desko didn’t know his starting attack had sustained an injury three quarters earlier that will likely keep him out for more than a week.“He was about a foot and a half off the ground, so maybe he could’ve played today,” Desko joked.Staats missed Sunday’s game against Duke with a lower-body injury and in his place, second-line midfielder Tim Barber, making his first start of the year, logged a goal and an assist in No. 1 Syracuse’s (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) 19-7 win over No. 4 Duke (7-2, 0-1) in the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon.“I can’t tell you how long he’s going to be out. I’m hoping just a week or two but we’ll see,” Desko, the SU head coach, said of Staats. “I doubt it, I doubt it next week. It’s just an injury that takes time and everybody responds to it differently.”In the third quarter, Barber — the reigning Junior College Offensive Player of the Year at Onondaga Community College — spun off Duke defender Greg Pelton on the right side of the goal, fired a shot off his left foot and did a windmill motion with his right fist after the ball found the back of the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You’re playing without a guy like Randy, everyone else has to step up and elevate their game,” attack Kevin Rice said. “Timmy Barber did a really good job stepping up.”Desko used Jordan Evans sparingly on attack as well — not as much as the head coach would’ve liked — but Barber was the main replacement for SU’s second-leading goal-scorer.And as was shown by the Orange’s 19 goals, there was by no means a drop-off in production with the insertion of the OCC transfer.“He was even unselfish, I wish he would’ve taken it a couple more times,” Desko said of Barber. “But I think getting out there for the first time with Dylan (Donahue) and Kevin and they were getting the job done.“Very happy with his performance.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman
New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) At least 111 rivers across the country are set to be developed to enable movement of goods and passengers, with Parliament today giving nod to a bill in this regard. The National Waterways Bill, 2015 was passed by Lok Sabha with a minor amendment after having been approved by Rajya Sabha on March 9. The Lower House had passed it earlier also on December 21 last year but the amendment made it necessary for its passage again in the House. The amendment made in Rajya Sabha was moved by Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan which was approved. The bill provides for enacting a central legislation to declare 106 additional inland waterways as the national waterways in addition to five existing national waterways. Allaying fears of the state governments that the new law will infringe upon their rights, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said in the Rajya Sabha that the passage of the much-awaited Bill will infact boost the maritime trade of the states and augment their economy. “The declaration of National Waterways does not restrict the rights of state governments in any way. It only facilitates Government of India in developing the waterway for shipping and navigation. It will not infringe upon their rights on minerals and water etc,” Gadkari has said. Justifying the measure, he has regretted that the waterways had taken a backseat in India, with only 3.5 per cent of trade being done through the mode here as against 47 per cent in China, 40 per cent in Europe, 44 per cent in Japan and Korea and 35 per cent in Bangaladesh. PTI NAM SPG AKKadvertisement