Press Association The 26-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Spanish side, who have inserted a 30million euro (£21.5million) buy-out clause in his contract, after undergoing a medical on Thursday morning. “Sevilla FC and Stoke City have reached an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Steven Nzonzi, who arrived in Seville on Wednesday night,” said a statement on sevillafc.net. Sevilla have completed the signing of Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi in a £7million deal. “The player has signed for four seasons and will have a buyout clause of 30 million euros.” In a short statement Stoke added: “Stoke City can confirm that Steven Nzonzi has left the Britannia Stadium to join Spanish side Sevilla in a £7million deal. “The club would like to place on record it’s thanks to Steven and offer him our best wishes for the future.”
By Marcelo TeixeiraSAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton says he is not expecting his sixth Formula One world championship to be recognised with a knighthood at the end of the year.The Mercedes driver’s supporters are pushing for him to join other British sporting sirs like Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, runner Mo Farah, tennis player Andy Murray and cricketer Alastair Cook.Hamilton, by far his country’s most successful racing driver with twice as many titles as the knighted great Jackie Stewart, doubted that would happen.“I don’t really like to think too much about it,” he told reporters at the Brazilian Grand Prix. “Just the fact that people have mentioned it, it’s already an honour; but it’s not been something that I’ve been chasing in my life. “If, at any point, that was to happen, I don’t particularly know how I would handle it.“I have stood in front of Her Majesty The Queen before and it was pretty incredible and I think she’s just awesome. Again, I don’t think it’s going to happen, and again, it doesn’t bother me if it doesn’t.“It doesn’t mean I’m not British. It doesn’t mean I’m not continuing to try and raise the flag as well as I can,” he added. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said frequently that he feels Hamilton’s achievements are not recognised enough in his home country and may not be appreciated fully until he has left the stage.When Hamilton won his fifth title last year he was runner-up in the BBC’s Sports Personality-of-the-Year to Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas.Britain, which has produced more champions than any nation in Formula One history, has certainly never known anyone like him and only German great Michael Schumacher, with seven, has won more championships. Hamilton has won 10 races a year on average for the last six seasons, a success rate that would leave him on course to overhaul Schumacher’s record of 91 victories some time next year.Even if he played it down, the prospect of his getting a knighthood tickled the fancy of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.“Do you get a sword? That would be cool if you get to keep the sword,” said Vettel, a four-time world champion.Informed that he would have to call Hamilton ‘Sir Lewis’ if the Briton were to be knighted, 22-year-old Verstappen sounded doubtful. “You don’t have to, do you?” asked the Dutchman, who starts today’s penultimate race of the season on pole position.
India International Hospitality Expo (IHE), which was recently held at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida became the most powerful networking forum by witnessing an astounding line up of trade discussions, knowledge sessions, master classes, awards night and more.This year, the event hosted more than 650 exhibitors from all over the world into the broad categories like Food & Kitchen Equipment; Furnishing, Lifestyle & Décor; to name a few Global brands also launched their latest products as part of the IHE platform. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPeople like Chef Manjit Gill, President IFCA; Chef Devender Kumar, President, ICF; Hari Dadoo, Fair President; and others contributed immensely for making IHE a bigger and successful event. With support from top industry bodies like Indian Angel Network HOTREMAI, ARCHII, PPFI, FSAI, ICF, IFCA, and FSSAI, and others, the show saw a new culinary height this year. IHE had a robust conference programme with top hospitality professionals as speakers, a series of Masterclasses by world-renowned chefs from India and abroad, wine sommelier training by a renowned Italian sommelier Luca Carmignani; a hospitality-inspired fashion show and an FSSAI conclave on Food Safety – IHE’ 19. Besides, a host of competitions in the food arena were also a part of the event. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWorld recognised CEO’s, GM’s and executive chefs of restaurants and hotel chain owners made for stellar panelists for conducting various knowledge sessions. This year the expo emphasised on Himachal Pradesh being the ‘Focus State’ with several events being organised by the Tourism Department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Tourism Development Corporation. International countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and others supported the expo by displaying an array of products and services from their region. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman IEML and Director-General EPCH said, “IHE 2019 concluded on a very satisfactory note. We had over 22,000 visitors from all parts of the country. We are thrilled to see the response from overseas.” Seeing this success and interest among the visitors, the next edition will take place from August 5 – 8, 2020, he informed. Hari Dadoo, President of the fair, said, “This edition of IHE was much more successful than last year. We plan to make the next edition much bigger and better.”