Football can wait, says Argentina’s President

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez has urged football fans to be patient about the suspension of domestic competitions because of the coronavirus. The Argentinian Football Association last week postponed all matches until at least March 31 to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. “It’s a matter of priorities,” Xinhua news agency quoted Fernandez as telling local television station Telefe on Sunday.

ଆର୍ଜେଣ୍ଟିନାର ନୂତନ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରପତି ଭାବରେ ଶପଥ ଗ୍ରହଣ କଲେ ଆଲବର୍ଟୋ ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌

ଆର୍ଜେଣ୍ଟିନାର ନୂତନ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରପତି ଭାବରେ ଶପଥ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଛନ୍ତି ଆଲବର୍ଟୋ ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌ । ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର ବିଳମ୍ବିତ ରାତିରେ ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌ ଶପଥ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଛନ୍ତି ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌ । ପୂର୍ବତନ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରପତି ମରିସିଓ ମାକ୍ରିଙ୍କ ଠାରୁ ଦାୟିତ୍ବ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଛନ୍ତି ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍ । ଦାୟିତ୍ବ ଗ୍ରହଣ ପରେ ନିଜର ପ୍ରଥମ ଅଭିଭାଷଣ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିଲେ ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌ । ସାମାଜିକ ନ୍ୟାୟ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାରେ ସୁଧାର ଆଣିବା ସହିତ ଆର୍ଜେଣ୍ଟିନା ବାସୀଙ୍କ ସହ ପାଦ ମିଳାଇ ଦେଶକୁ ଆଗକୁ ବଢାଇବା ତାଙ୍କର ପ୍ରଥମ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ ରହିବ ବୋଲି ଫର୍ଣ୍ଣାଣ୍ଡେଜ୍‌ କହିଛନ୍ତି ।

Argentina’s Alberto Fernandez sworn in as new President

Alberto Fernandez, of the Everyone’s Front coalition, was sworn in as President of Argentina on Tuesday at a ceremony in the National Congress. In his first speech as president, Fernandez urged unity to help pull the country out of an intractable economic crisis and at the same time attend to the needs of the less privileged, Xinhua news agency reported.

Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won the 2019 Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. This was Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barcelona won La Liga, reports BBC Sport. Before 2015, the Barcelona forward had won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Argentina

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has been registered in the central part of Argentina, the national seismological center said on Wednesday. Tremors occurred at 2310 hrs (GMT) on Tuesday. The epicenter was located 77 kilometers (47.8 miles) to the south-west of San Luis, at the depth of 14 kilometers. There have not been any reports abut damage or casualties yet.