Chelsea outcast ‘thrown a career lifeline by Lyon’

first_imgThe Sun report that Chelsea’s Florent Malouda has been thrown a career lifeline by Lyon.The French club are apparently interested in re-signing the 32-year-old, who they sold to Chelsea for £13m in 2007.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is quoted as saying: “Our door is always open to former players. Malouda has been in contact with our coaching team recently.”Meanwhile, Bordeaux midfielder Yoan Gouffran is a January transfer target for Fulham, according to the Daily Mirror.Everton and Aston Villa are also said to be interested in the 26-year-old, whose contract is due to expire next summer.It is claimed that Bordeaux are looking for £3m for Gouffran rather than risk losing him on a Bosman free transfer at the end of the season.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Let there be a Lokpal for judges: Prashant Bhushan

first_imgAn independent ‘judicial Lokpal’ with power to take up complaints and initiate action against judges should be set up to ensure accountability of the judiciary, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan said here on Saturday. “There should be an independent institution for lodging complaints against judges. The institution should be independent from both the judiciary and the government like a judicial Lokpal,” said Mr. Bhushan.He was addressing a conference in the city’s Jadavpur University held for the launch of the West Bengal Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (WBCJAR). The WBCJAR will be affiliated to the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) led by Mr. Bhushan. “There should be an independent selection committee, similar to the one for selecting the Jan Lokpal, for appointment of the judicial Lokpal which will have complete power to entertain complaints against judges and take action,” he said.Mr. Bhushsan alleged that the independence of the judiciary was being undermined for several reasons: the absence of any concrete system to ensure their accountability; post-retirement jobs granted by the Centre and the government’s power to grant funding for foreign trips.Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre of “promoting and patronising” a culture of “telling lies and spreading fake information”, Mr. Bhushan said that ensuring the independence of the judiciary has become even more important in such a situation.“In such a situation the role of the Supreme Court becomes more important than ever,” said Mr. Bhushan.last_img read more