AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Hundreds of Scots Including huge numbers of people from Dumfries and Galloway have pledged to help refugees fleeing persecution and conflict, the Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf, confirmed today.A new website to help co-ordinate Scotland’s response to the refugee crisis has been viewed 10,000 times in the first 48 hours.Seven hundred people from across Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, North Berwick, Kilmarnock, Falkirk, Dundee, Troon, Campbeltown, Isle of Mull – have signed up to help, offering accommodation, befriending services and English language skills.Mr Yousaf said:“People across Scotland have been moved by the harrowing images beamed through our television and shared on social media.“We continue to see generations of families on the move in search of somewhere safe and desperately looking for somewhere they are welcome and accepted.“Scotland will welcome them. The hundreds of people that have offered assistance within 48 hours through the new website illustrates our nation’s compassion, its humanity, our willingness to help those less fortunate.“The UK has a moral obligation to help some of the most vulnerable people that are coming to Europe seeking protection. We cannot turn our back on innocent men, women and children in their moment of need.“We are again urging the UK Government to opt in to the EU relocation scheme and help our neighbours and European partners cope with this humanitarian crisis.”
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in the club’s plans.The 28-year-old scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games to help the Blues win the title but now appears set to leave Stamford Bridge.“I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there,” Costa said.“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.”Speaking after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday, Costa added: “My relationship with the coach has been bad this season. It’s a shame, I’ve already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide.Brazil-born Spain international Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for a reported £32m in 2014.He spent four seasons at Atleti and suggested he might be open to a return, despite the La Liga club being banned from signing players until the January transfer window“Being five months without playing? I do not know, it’s complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love to live in Madrid,” Costa said.“It would be nice to go back, but it’s difficult to be four or five months without playing. It’s a World Cup year and there are many things to think about. I need to play, just that.”In January, Costa was left out of the Chelsea side for an away match at Leicester after he was involved in a dispute with a fitness coach.It followed reports of an offer from China that would have been worth £30m a year in salary. At the time, Chelsea said they had no intention of selling him.Later in January, Tianjin Quanjian’s owner said a bid to sign Costa had been scuppered by new rules over foreign players in the Chinese Super League.From next season, Chinese clubs will only be able to field three foreign players per game, instead of four as previously allowed.
Dean Holden looks ahead to City’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Millwall.
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