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Mixed-nationality families to reunite as Indonesia relaxes visa policy

first_imgAfter months of being prevented from returning to Indonesia because of entry restrictions, foreign members of mixed-nationality families abroad can now reunite with their families in Indonesia thanks to a recent change in visa policy.The Law and Human Rights Ministry’s immigration office announced on Monday that it would allow foreign spouses and children of mixed-nationality marriages living abroad to apply for a limited stay visa for family reunification (VITAS 317) to enter Indonesia.The policy comes after immigration authorities suspended almost all visa application processes, including for family reunification, and generally restricted foreigners from entering Indonesia since April 2 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new policy allows foreign members of mixed-nationality families to apply for the visa online and offshore and submit documents, such as an application form and a copy of their passport, via the immigration office’s website visa-online.imigrasi.go.id.The immigration office will send its approval, known as telex visa, to applicants via email once officials verify their documents. Applicants can obtain the visa at Indonesian embassies by providing the telex visa from the immigration office.The policy on family reunification visas not only applies to foreign members of mixed-nationality families, but also to spouses or children of foreigners living in Indonesia, who hold temporary stay permits (ITAS) and permanent stay permits (ITAP).Read also: Children of mixed marriages struggle to return home during pandemic The immigration office said the policy was made for “humanitarian reasons”.“Some people might not be able to deal with the current situation without having their families by their side,” Immigration Directorate General spokesperson Arvin Gumilang told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.“But, they should also comply with health protocols such as going into quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Indonesia.”He said, however, that the immigration office had, so far, no intentions of completely lifting the entry ban for all foreigners – a restriction laid out in a regulation from the Law and Human Rights Ministry. The regulation generally bars foreigners from entering the country unless they have an ITAP or ITAS with a valid entry permit.Indonesian Mixed-Marriage Society (PerCa) chairwoman Juliani Luthan welcomed the new policy, saying the government had finally listened to the concerns of many mixed-nationality families in the past six months.She said that PerCa had actively urged the government to allow members of mixed-nationality families overseas to enter Indonesia during the health crisis because they, especially the children, needed to be around their support system to cope with the pandemic.Before the pandemic hit Indonesia, most of the children residing overseas, often to study, had generally relied on visitor visas to enter the country. However, they were no longer able to do so after the ban was imposed in April.Read also: Mixed families, couples have mixed response to nixed emergency permitMixed-nationality married couples have faced similar struggles.Juliani said her organization had observed numerous cases in which a husband who holds foreign citizenship and had gone abroad on a work-related trip had been prevented from returning to their families in Indonesia during the pandemic because they did not have an ITAP or ITAS. Some had become stranded overseas while their wives in Indonesia were about to give birth to their children, Juliani said.PerCa has sent letters to the immigration office voicing their concerns, encouraging authorities to reinstate the VITAS 317 application process as a quick solution.“Long story short, the policy is exactly what we wanted. Finally, the government is paying attention to our demands and we appreciate that,” Juliani said.“Now we only hope that the immigration office will not complicate the process with bureaucracy so that children and spouses abroad can return home as soon as possible.”Topics :last_img read more

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Matt Kemp’s L.A. story continues with 4 more RBIs in win over Phillies

first_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “No, definitely not,” he said. “The first couple times I knew it was just, okay, try to get four or five (innings). Try to take as much off the bullpen as you can.“I didn’t really think it was going to be a long-term thing at the time and now it’s been four, five starts. I didn’t really think that at the time, just thought it might be plugging in for one or two. But I’m certainly happy with the way it’s gone and hope we can keep it going.”The Dodgers had plenty of offense without Stripling’s help. In addition to Kemp’s 16th multi-hit game of the season and first four-RBI game as a Dodger since Sept. 2014, Max Muncy also homered – his seventh since being promoted from Triple-A in mid-April. Since May 19, Muncy has reached base in 10 of 11 games with a fat 1.081 OPS.The Dodgers’ 13-hit attack also included an RBI double from Chris Taylor. More modestly but perhaps more hopefully, Cody Bellinger had a pair of singles in the win. It was Bellinger’s first multi-hit game since May 8. In 20 games since then, Bellinger has been unable to part the May gray, going 10 for 72 (.139) with 24 strikeouts. After two seasons apprenticing as a swing man out of the bullpen, Stripling acknowledges he could not have envisioned a better scenario than the one he has lived over the past month.Related Articles Just like we all expected, right?Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“Just to drive in runs, make things happen,” Kemp said, minimizing his own expectations as he has since his return to Dodger blue. “I think that’s the plan every year. Just try to go out there and make things happen for the team. All that good, extra stuff that happens is just icing on the cake.”A trip to his first All-Star Game since 2012 might be the most unforeseen icing on this unexpected cake.“Of course those things are special. Those are special achievements,” Kemp said when the possibility was raised. “But honestly, the All-Star Game is the least of my worries. That’s something they give people for one good half, you know what I’m saying?“I think my mom would probably enjoy it more than I would.” Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Kemp got off to a hot start last year as well and was batting the same .345 on May 31. The numbers trailed off, though, and persistent hamstring problems sucked the life out of his season.But Kemp has become a smarter, more mature hitter in his return to the Dodgers, according to Dave Roberts.“Matt’s really grown,” said Roberts who will have some say on the NL roster as the All-Star manager this year. “You see his at-bat quality. He’s always been a guy who can drive in a run and get a hit and slug a little bit. But to be able to take the walk, stay out of the double play … stay off the slider down and away, use the whole field – that’s something I haven’t seen consistently even when he was at his best.”center_img If Kemp is thriving back in his old home, Ross Stripling is making a new home for himself in the Dodgers’ rotation with another dominating performance.No one has taken better advantage of the opportunity created by the team’s growing assortment of injuries than Stripling. He took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning Wednesday and finished with one run allowed on four hits in seven innings, going deeper into the game in each of his five starts this month. In those starts, he has a 1.24 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 29 innings.“Strip, unbelievable job again,” Kemp said. “We keep saying that every time. He’s mowing guys down, making things happen.”Stripling even dropped an RBI single into right field after Phillies manager Gabe Kapler had intentionally walked the No. 8 hitter with two outs in the fifth inning. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies to score a run on a double by Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, center, is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a double by Matt Kemp during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies’ Mitch Walding can’t catch an RBI double by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, celebrates his home run with third base coach Chris Woodward during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted in the dugout after a solo home run in the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp hits a two-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin stands on the mound as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, left, is congratulated by Matt Kemp after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two run home run scoring Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws to first base for the out on Philadelphia Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies’ Scott Kingery misses a ground ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as fans attempt to catch the home run ball hit by Nick Williams #5 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies’ Nick Williams celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to Cesar Hernandez #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies for a stolen base in the third inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin wipes his face after walking Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds third to score on a single by Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs toward home plate to score on a double hit by Chris Taylor during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks to starting pitcher Rich Hill before the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor gets ready for the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling follows through on an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger looks away after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies’ Mitch Walding leans over the rail in an unsuccessful attempt to catch a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers relief pitcher Pat Venditte, right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal celebrate the team’s 8-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 35Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — This reboot is still going strong.Matt Kemp led an 8-2 thumping of the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night, driving in four runs for the Dodgers with an RBI double, a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly.Kemp finished the night batting .345 – best in the National League and second only to Boston’s Mookie Betts (.359). That goes with his .928 OPS (tied for fifth in the NL) and .554 slugging percentage (fourth).It’s the kind of performance that could cost Kemp a four-day vacation in mid-July and land him at the All-Star Game in Washington instead. Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ last_img read more

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Highway 97 on the way to Prince George reopened

first_img– Advertisement -Prince George RCMP could not be reached for a comment on the details of the accident. After hours of slowed and blocked traffic just a few kilometres south of Bear Lake, Highway 97 is now open in both directions.Update: Highway 97 near south of Bear Lake reopened to single lane, alternating traffichttps://t.co/bOvrAwxcqF pic.twitter.com/ut4LrwUwzI— CKPG News (@ckpgnews) November 10, 2015Reports indicated that the highway was closed for a few hours before opening up to single lane alternating traffic.#BCHWY97 One vehicle incident now 8km south of #BearLake. Single Lane Alternating Traffic,— Drive BC (@DriveBC) November 10, 2015Advertisementlast_img

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_img GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KILCAR CLUB NOTES CLUB NOTES 30.10.12CLG Chill Chartha will have a club meeting on Thurs 1st November in the Aislann at 8.30pm. All members are welcome to attend. No Lotto Jackpot winner and next week it will be €2700. Winning numbers were 3,11,25,30. Drawn winners were €50 – Mark Edwards, €30 – Jacinta Campbell, Drimnafinnagle, €20 – Margaret Campbell, Leitir. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1350 on 46 numbers. Some of the winners were: Bridget Carr €70, John Cunningham €70, Bernie O’Gara €80, Eileen O’Driscoll €70, Denise Boyle €75, Mary Carr €75, Brid Kennedy €80, Evelyn Erskine €75,Delia Hegarty €70, Margaret Brady €70. Margaret O’ Donnell €70. Lotto Sellers this weekend:Sat 3rd: Sean O’Gara, Neilly Byrne, Kevin Campbell, Mark McHugh. Sun 4th: Michael Mcshane & Mickey McFadden. Anyone who would like to submitt team photos or match photos for 2012 for use in club website and social media can send them to the PRO on (086) 3333320.  last_img read more

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Family’s heartache after grave destroyed by vandals

first_imgA local family in Letterkenny are appealing for information after their family grave was destroyed last week.The shocking incident took place at New Leck graveyard, where a number of valuable items were smashed at one plot.The family made the grim discovery on Saturday, when they visited the grave to find that four angel statues were broken, the floor was damaged, a specially-engraved heart, pillars and surroundings were smashed and chunks were broken from a stone bible. It is believed that the alleged vandalism took place between Thursday 7th March and the morning of Saturday 9th March.A family member told Donegal Daily: “We are absolutely devastated. But especially our mother/grandmother whose husband and first born son is buried here and isn’t coping. How anyone could do such an evil act on her dearest’s place of rest? We are all worried sick.“We are hoping that somebody saw something. New Leck usually a busy graveyard, maybe someone was there and disturbed them.“This has been our family plot for the last 18 years. The worst thing about it is that we don’t know if we can get the same colour stone again to replace them.” The incident has been reported to gardaí and anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100Family’s heartache after grave destroyed by vandals was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gravenew leck graveyardvandalismlast_img read more

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Bruce Bochy the paper boy? Giants manager ‘still scarred’ from childhood job

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — Every afternoon before the Giants play, manager Bruce Bochy sits in the dugout and reviews news from the day with a small group of reporters.Bochy, as it turns out, has always had a knack for delivering the news.Decades before he became a widely-quoted manager whose name appears in the news on a daily basis, he was responsible for ensuring Washington Evening Star newspaper subscribers received their afternoon paper.“They had these contests where you went out and tried to …last_img

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Kahnawake group mails 40 eviction notices over membership law violations

first_imgBy Danielle Rochette APTN National News MONTREAL–A grassroots group mailed eviction notices to about 40 people living in Kahnawake as part of a campaign to drive out mixed-couples from homes in the community.Jeremiah Johnson, one of the spokespeople for the group, said it was the will of the people to enforce the Kahnawake membership law which states that non-Indigenous people are not permitted to live within the territory of Kahnawake.Johnson said they should leave the territory by May 1, 2015.Johnson’s group also held a rally in the community Tuesday in support of the evictions.Kahnawake’s membership law was enacted in 1981 and put a moratorium on mixed marriages. It can be boiled down to the slogan, “if you marry out, you stay out.”Kahnawake’s council supports Johnson’s group.“People have the right to demonstrate,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahrihron Delisle Jr.The band council has also been holding forums to open up dialogue and discussions on the issue that has caused divisions within Kahnawake.Cheryl Diabo, a spokesperson for Skawatsi:rak (one family) group, said the membership law is breaking up families in Kahnawake and causing an extreme amount of anxiety and turmoil. She said she hoped alternative solutions such as residency permit options could be included as amendments to the law.This past August, a Mohawk teacher and mother of two was forced by Johnson’s group to stop building a new house in Kahnawake because her partner wasn’t Mohawk.In 2010, the membership burst to the surface when the band council moved to evict thirty non-Indigenous people living in the community.Kahnawake sits just south of [email protected]last_img read more

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Alisson Becker proud of Ballon dOr nomination

first_imgLiverpool’s Alisson Becker is proud to have made the 30-man shortlist for 2018 Ballon d’Or as a goalkeeperThe Brazilian had a breakthrough campaign at AS Roma last season after replacing the departed Wojciech Szczesny.Alisson’s 22 clean sheets in 47 appearances across all competitions helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1984 along with securing another top three Serie A finish.These strong displays at the Italian capital captured the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool with the latter securing his signature for a then-world record fee of €72.5m for a goalkeeper.In the 30-man shortlist for 2018 Ballon d’Or, Alisson is one of only four keepers in the final selection.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It was a great honour to be nominated; realistically as a goalkeeper, it’s hard to be nominated and even harder to actually win it. I had a great season last season but I don’t think it was sufficient to win the Ballon d’Or!” Alisson told the club website.“But I feel really honoured to have been nominated. My objective isn’t to achieve personal awards; my aim is to win titles with the club – last season with Roma, this season with Liverpool.“I’m really happy with the way we’re working, this continuity is really important.The others goalkeeper selected for the shortlist of the Ballon d’Or are Thibaut Courtois, Hugo Lloris and Jan Oblak.last_img read more

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