Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “We had to deal with a lot of adversities in this game and we really needed to get a win, especially after coming off a loss,” added the multi-titled coach, who didn’t mind playing his remaining players extended minutes with an 18-day break coming their way.Garvo Lanete fired 14 points in the third period and finished with 27, effectively plugging the holes created by the absence of Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia as the Bolts completed a rally from as big as 15 points down to rise to 5-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAmer, a prime candidate for the Most Improved Player of the year award who has stepped up to become the team’s best point guard, and Tolomia, whom Black described as his second best point guard, are both in Kuala Lumpur playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the Southeast Asian Games.Aside from his two guards, Black also missed his best defender in Cliff Hodge, which meant that the Bolts were “not strong defensively,” allowing Phoenix to nearly get away with a victory. LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Brown, though, missed the potential game-tying basket as time expired.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Game: Active PH Volcanoes ready to eruptcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The next Meralco game will be on Sept. 6 against sister team TNT KaTropa, and that game would mean a seat in the playoffs should the Bolts escape with a win.“Good thing is that all three of them will be back for our next game,” Black said as Allen Durham chipped in his share with 33 points 16 rebounds and seven assists. Chris Newsome and Reynel Hugnatan also finished in twin digits with a combined 33.Phoenix paraded a new import in Brandon Brown and almost hammered out a victory.But the Fuel Masters, who broke in Jeff Chan after acquiring the left-handed gunslinger from Rain or Shine just over a week ago, couldn’t hold on to a 77-62 lead late in the third quarter and went down for the fourth straight game after a 2-0 start.Brown, playing in lieu of the injured Eugene Phelps, finished with 38 points, while Chan wound up with 27 in his biggest offensive game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PBA IMAGESShort on personnel but long in determination, Meralco rebounded from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night by pulling off what coach Norman Black feels is as the Bolts’ most satisfying win yet.“It was just an incredible effort from my guys tonight,” Black said after the Bolts—with three aces out of the roster—carved out a come-from-behind 107-104 win over Phoenix Petroleum to creep closer to a playoff berth at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

England skipper Eoin Morgan says Bangladesh tour a ‘concern’

first_imgEngland have major concerns about the planned tour to Bangladesh later this year, the team’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said in the wake of Friday’s attack by gunmen at an upmarket Dhaka restaurant that left 20 dead.An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) spokesman said they would follow government advice on the trip to the South Asian country, where the team were due to play three one-day internationals and two Tests from October 7 to November 1. (Also read: Bangladesh hopeful of England visit despite Dhaka attack) “I think it is quite a big concern at the moment,” Morgan told reporters. “We’ve always left the big decisions to the ECB.”They write reports, send guys out to see if it’s safe then come back to the players to see if they’re happy or unhappy. But certainly it’s a concern at the moment.”Security concerns have been a major issue in South Asia, starving Pakistan of international sports at home, while the Australian cricket team postponed their Bangladesh tour last year and then pulled out of the under-19 World Cup following a warning from their government.The Bangladesh Cricket Board said England’s reaction was normal but hoped the tour would go ahead as scheduled.When asked if the matches could be played on neutral territory, Morgan said: “I think that could be feasible if that came to it.”last_img read more

Roger Federer joins Novak Djokovic in Shanghai quarterfinals

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland reacts during the men’s singles match against David Goffin of Belgium at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI— Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over 13th-seeded David Goffin on Thursday and advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals.Second-seeded Federer holds a 10-1 winning record against Goffin, including all three matches they’ve played this year.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Earlier, John Isner served his 1,000th ace of the season but it wasn’t enough to stop defending champion Novak Djokovic from advancing with a 7-5, 6-3 win. Isner’s nine aces against Djokovic took him to 1,007 for the year.Top-seeded Djokovic is on a 24-0 sets winning streak in Asia dating back to last year’s Shanghai Masters. He won his inaugural appearance at the Japan Open last week without losing a set.“It’s always a big challenge returning the serve,” Djokovic said. “He’s got one of the biggest serves of all time.”Djokovic will play sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarterfinals. Tsitsipas defeated Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5).Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev continued his quest to reach a sixth consecutive ATP tour final after beating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7), 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the outcome, Federer didn’t feel in control of their Round-of-16 game.“I never really felt like I had the upper hand over David today,” Federer said. “I thought he took really a lot of good decisions, and he was super fast on his feet today, which I think made it really hard for me to get my freebies and winners off the baseline.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manFederer will play fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals.Zverev beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-0, 7-6 (4) in the last match of the night. The German served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but couldn’t nail down the victory until the tiebreaker. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Iran women attend FIFA football game for first time in decades Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Medvedev’s frustration got the better of him when Pospisil led 4-2, 40-30 in the first set, which led to him smashing his racket repeatedly into the ground at the baseline.“I usually don’t like to do it, to break the rackets, because it’s never beautiful,” Medvedev said. “But it’s true that sometimes it maybe can help to get some emotions out and get also the stress out.”Third-seeded Medvedev, who reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open in September, leads the tour this year with 56 victories. He next plays 10th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the quarterfinals.“I think (he’s) the worst player I can play at the moment,” Fognini said of Medvedev. “He’s really dangerous.”Fognini beat seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 7-5. Khachanov had won their first career meeting in three sets at the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing.“I’m happy because I was losing to him last week and I was playing really good also,” 10th-seeded Fognini said.Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat No. 15 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 and next faces 11th-seeded Matteo Berrettini.Berrettini outlasted eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-4. This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentslast_img read more

Full list of every World Cup squad revealed

first_imgWorld Cup Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – Final 23-man lists Stephen Crawford Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Cristiano Ronaldo Harry Kane Mohamed Salah Getty/Goal World Cup Premier League Speculation has been rife as to who should make the cut for their country, but which players exactly will be participating? The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia begins on June 14 and ends on July 15, with 32 squads from around the globe taking part in football’s most prestigious tournament.Of the 32 teams taking part, 20 of those will be making back-to-back appearances, including reigning champions Germany, while less recognised national sides such as Iceland and Panama are making their first appearances.Similarly, fans of the beautiful game will see star household names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo represent their respective countries, but will also have the privilege of discovering new faces as coaches look to break in a new generation of younger players. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Speculation over which players should be ‘on the plane’ has been rife amongst those eager to see their favourite players turn out for their nations – but spaces in national squads are limited.So, how many players make the cut and who exactly who is going to Russia? Goal has all the answers.When will the World Cup squads be announced? FIFA require the  final 23-man squad lists to be finalised on June 4 at the latest, although many countries have chosen to announce their teams in advance.While the FIFA deadline is in place it is at the discretion of each national team coach as to whether they wish to reveal their plans before those dates.Which teams have qualified for the World Cup? The full list of 32 teams qualified for Russia 2018 is as follows: Group A Group B Group C Group D Russia Portugal France Argentina Saudi Arabia Spain Australia Iceland Egypt Morocco Peru Croatia Uruguay Iran Denmark Nigeria Group E Group F Group G Group H Brazil Germany Belgium Poland Switzerland Sweden Panama Senegal Costa Rica Mexico Tunisia Colombia Serbia South Korea England Japan Every confirmed World Cup 2018 squad Group ARussia’s 23-man final squad: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey Lunev; Sergei Ignashevich, Mario Fernandes, Vladimir Granat, Fyodor Kudryashov, Andrei Semyonov, Igor Smolnikov, Ilya Kutepov, Aleksandr Yerokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev, Aleksandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov, Yuri Gazinsky, Anton Miranchuk, Denis Cheryshev, Artyom Dzyuba, Aleksei Miranchuk, Fyodor SmolovSaudi Arabia’s 23-man final squad: Mohammed Al-Owais, Yasser Al-Musailem, Abdullah Al-Mayuf; Mansoor Al-Harbi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Omar Othman; Abdullah Alkhaibari, Abdulmalek Alkhaibri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassam, Hussain Al-Moqahwi, Salman Al-Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Hatan Bahbir, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yahia Al-Shehri; Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, Muhannad AssiriEgypt’s 23-man final squad: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy; Ahmed Fathi, Abdallah Said, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaber; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Shikabala, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud ElwenshUruguay’s 23-man final squad: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis SuarezGroup BPortugal’s 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain’s 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga; Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal; Sergio Busquets, Saul Niquez, Koke, Thiago Alcantara, Andres Iniesta, David Silva; Isco, Marcio Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Iago Aspas, Rodrigo, Diego Costa.Morocco’s 23-man final squad: Mounir El Kajoui, Yassine Bounou, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Mehdi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Manuel Da Costa, Badr Benoun, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl; M’bark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit; Khalid Boutaib, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi, Nordin Amrabat, Mehdi Carcela, Hakim ZiyechIran’s 23-man final squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mehdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza GhoochannejhadGroup CFrance’s 23-man final squad: Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda; Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane; N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir; Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian ThauvinAustralia’s 23-man final squad: Brad Jones, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic; Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury; Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic; Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Jamie MaclarenPeru’s 23-man final squad: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Pedro Aquino, Miguel Araujo, Andre Carrillo, Wilder Cartagena, Aldo Corzo, Christian Cueva, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Nilson Loyola, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Raul Ruidiaz, Anderson Santamaria, Renato Tapia, Miguel Trauco, Yoshimar Yotun, Paolo GuerreroDenmark’s 23-man final squad: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Henrik Dalsgaard, Jens Stryger, Jonas Knudsen; William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone, Christian Eriksen, Michael Krohn-Dehli; Pione Sisto, Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Kasper DolbergGroup DArgentina’s 23-man final squad: Nahuel Guzmán, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuna, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio; Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Maximiliano Meza; Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Cristian PavonIceland’s 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert GudmundssonCroatia’s 23-man final squad: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante RebicNigeria’s 23-man final squad: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi; John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon NwankwoGroup EBrazil’s 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto FirminoSwitzerland’s 23-man final squad: Roman Burki, Yvon Mvogo, Yann Sommer; Manuel Akanji, Johan Djourou, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Jacques-Francois Moubandje, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schaer; Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili, Gelson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria; Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Haris SeferovicCosta Rica’s 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco UrenaSerbia’s 23-man final squad: Vladimir Stojkovic, Predrag Rajkovic, Marko Dmitrovic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Antonio Rukavina, Milan Rodic, Branislav Ivanovic, Uros Spajic, Milos Veljkovic, Dusko Tosic, Nikola Milenkovic; Nemanja Matic, Luka Milivojevic, Marko Grujic, Dusan Tadic, Andrija Zivkovic, Filip Kostic, Nemanja Radonjic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Adem Ljajic; Aleksandar Mitrovic, Aleksandar Prijovic, Luka JovicGroup FGermany’s 23-man final squad: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp; Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule; Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Timo WernerMexico’s 23-man final squad: Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera, Guillermo Ochoa; Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Diego Reyes, Miguel Layun, Hector Moreno, Edson Alvarez; Rafael Marquez, Jonathan dos Santos, Marco Fabian, Giovani dos Santos, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado; Raul Jimenez, Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Jesus Corona, Oribe Peralta, Javier Aquino, Hirving LozanoSweden’s 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese ThelinSouth Korea’s 23-man final squad: Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo, Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong, Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang HeechanGroup GBelgium’s 23-man final squad: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet; Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen; Nacer Chadli, Kevin De Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Leander Dendoncker, Marouane Fellaini, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel; Michy Batshuayi, Yannick Carrasco, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Romelu Lukaku, Dries MertensPanama’s 23-man final squad: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Roman Torres; Edgar Barcenas, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Ismael Diaz, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel TorresTunisia’s 23-man final squad: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Hassen, Aymen Mathlouthi, Rami Bedoui, Yohan Benalouane, Syam Ben Youssef, Dylan Bronn, Oussama Haddadi, Ali Maaloul, Yassine Meriah, Hamdi Nagguez, Anice Badri, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ghaylene Chaalali, Ahmed Khalil, Saifeddine Khaoui, Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Naim Sliti, Bassem Srarfi, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Saber Khalifa, Wahbi KhazriEngland’s 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny WelbeckGroup HPoland’s 23-man final squad: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny; Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Jacek Goralski, Kamil Goricki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Slawomir Peszko, Maciej Rybus, Piotr Zielinski, Rafal Kurzawa, Karol Linetty; Dawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Lukasz TeodorczykSenegal’s 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita BaldeColombia’s 23-man final squad:  David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Abel Aguilar, Juan Fernando Quintero, Mateus Uribe, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando MurielJapan’s 23-man final squad: Eiji Kawashima, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura, Yuto Nagatomo, Tomoaki Makino, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Gotoku Sakai, Gen Shoji, Wataru Endo, Naomichi Ueda, Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Takashi Inui, Shinji Kagawa, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami, Gaku Shibasaki, Ryota Oshima, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Osako, Yoshinori MutoWhat big teams & players will miss out? Gianluigi Buffon Italy SwedenEven though it is the biggest event in football, the World Cup will be devoid of some of the best players in the world in 2018.Alexis Sanchez won’t be taking part as Chile fell at the final hurdle, although their absence at the tournament influenced Argentina’s inclusion, meaning fans won’t have to miss out on seeing Lionel Messi turn out for the Albiceleste. Similarly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has retired from international football and will not represent Sweden in Russia, despite teasing the media and fans  with vague suggestions that he would be going to the tournament.Italy are probably the most notable absentees, with the four-time World Cup winners having crashed out to Sweden in the play-offs, ending Gianluigi Buffon ‘s hopes of picking up a second title.  Gareth Bale’s Wales also crashed out in the play-offs, while the Netherlands , who finished third in 2014, miss out too after a dismal qualifying campaign. The United States men’s national team didn’t make the cut either, meaning they’ll miss their first World Cup since 1986.However, even those nations who did qualify for the tournament are worrying about the fitness of their star players ahead of the competition and some teams have been dealt personnel blows already.France boss Didier Deschamps will have to plan for Russia without the services of Laurent Koscielny , who suffered a horrific Achilles tendon injury while playing for Arsenal against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final, while Karim Benzema ‘s omission is taken as a given due to the Real Madrid striker’s soured relationship with the national team. Dimitri Payet will also miss out after aggravating a thigh injury in the Europa League final.Gareth Southgate had to re-think his plans for England  after Liverpool duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez sustained season-ending injuries, while Adam Lallana  – fresh from injury return – did not make the final 23-man cut but has been placed on standby.Dani Alves has been ruled out of Brazil’s squad due to injury, but the good news is that Neymar appears to have made a full recovery from the foot injury he sustained in the months leading up tot he tournament. In a stunning move, Germany boss Joachim Low opted not to take Manchester City star Leroy Sane to the tournament, despite the winger enjoying an excellent season at club level.Inter striker Mauro Icardi did not make Jorge Sampaoli’s final 23-man Argentina squad, while Man Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out due to a knee injury with Tigres UANL’s Nahuel Guzmán taking his place. 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Humiliated by Neymar, De Ligt & De Jong – inside PSG’s transfer crisis

first_imgIf one thing has become very evident this summer, it is that Paris Saint-Germain have a credibility problem.Eight years after QSI took over the running of the Parc des Princes club – heralding a cash-crazy era of superstar signings like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and, more recently, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – the big names have suddenly stopped arriving.Last season, the Parisians were handcuffed by the shackles of Financial Fair Play (FFP). Having embarked on a record-breaking spending spree in 2017 – which effectively saw them splash out €400 million (£375m/$445m) on their forward line – they were forced to tighten their belts the following year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? However, in 2019 they can have no financial excuses for a disappointing transfer window that has seen them miss out on both of their key targets.First, Barcelona beat them to the signature of Frenkie de Jong. Then, after a prolonged battle, Juventus elbowed their way to the front of the queue to capture fellow wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt.PSG’s financial clout alone was insufficient to lure either of the up-and-coming Dutch stars from Ajax to France.They have been able to sign Pablo Sarrabia, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, and even prodigious Barca teenager Xavi Simons this summer. But when it has come to the players that they have really wanted to improve their first team – the type any side in Europe would be proud to have – they have missed out.Image is clearly an issue at Parc des Princes, with poor Champions League performances in successive years tarnishing a Qatari project that was designed to make the club the biggest on the continent. In particular, the collapses against Barcelona in 2017 and Manchester United earlier this year have served only to highlight the team’s fragility in clutch situations.PSG GFXPerhaps a more important factor, though, is the manner in which PSG’s players are treated. Those on the outside will have watched Neymar spend the last two years leading club officials a merry dance on and off the pitch. His stranglehold over the club – and the way in which his unprofessionalism has been indulged – is unbecoming of a team with such lofty aspirations, sending out all the wrong signals to prospective arrivals.The world’s most expensive player continues to cast a shadow over PSG, although the installation of countryman Leonardo as sporting director has signalled a clampdown on his destructive behaviour. It may ultimately cost them the former Barcelona star – who has publicly stated that he wants to quit the club and return to Camp Nou – but to regain credibility it would be a price worth paying.Neymar has become a millstone for the Parisians but offloading him this summer is a task fraught with difficulty. Europe’s biggest clubs have all made their key summer signings and have racked up sizeable spending deficits, meaning that signing the Brazil ace and staying within the boundaries of FFP is tricky.Part-exchange deals have been mooted – particularly from Barcelona with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele – but it would signal another credibility crisis for the Qatari-owned side if they collected another outfit’s cast offs in part-exchange for one of their most marketable players.It has not just been Neymar who has played games with the PSG hierarchy in recent months. Adrien Rabiot did likewise before leaving on a free transfer for Juventus this summer. Head coach Thomas Tuchel was critical of the club’s handling of the saga, suggesting that life behind the scenes was not harmonious with former sporting director Antero Henrique, who left the club in June.“I like the player and, I’ve said it many times, he was a key player when he was on the field for us,” the former Dortmund boss said in December to Canal+. “The club’s taken the decision and I have to respect it. I don’t like it, but I have to respect it.”Kylian Mbappe quote GFXEven Kylian Mbappe, Parisian born and bred, hinted when collecting his Ligue 1 Player of the Year prize that he may not be at the club for the foreseeable future.“I’ve reached a second turning point in my career,” he told the assembled dignitaries. “I’ve discovered a lot of things here and I feel that this is perhaps the moment to get more responsibility. I hope it will be at PSG – it would be with great pleasure – but it may be elsewhere for a new project.”With these games having been played out in a very public arena, it has done nothing to promote the Parisians as a working environment that is stable, happy or liable to achieve success at the very highest level – everything a professional should want beyond a sizeable pay packet.In re-appointing Leonardo, who resigned in 2013 in the aftermath of a scuffle with a referee, the club are already working to stop the bleeding. PSG made their greatest strides forward under the 1994 World Cup winner’s hand in the early part of the decade and have struggled to find comparable leadership on that front since.His return on July 1, though, has come about too late to allow the club to take positive steps forward this summer. Indeed, Leonardo’s goal for the coming season is to restore some respect and credibility to a project that appears to be creaking, rendering this summer nothing more than a damage-limitation exercise. That in itself shows how far PSG have sunk.last_img read more

‘Produce Local and Export Global’ – Metry Seaga

first_img Mr. Seaga said that manufacturing is showing positive signs with good growth numbers each quarter. Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga, has charged manufacturers and exporters to “produce local and export global”.He was speaking at the JMEA awards gala held on Saturday (October 6) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Mr. Seaga said that manufacturing is showing positive signs with good growth numbers each quarter.“I personally am very bullish on our little island and what it can do on the international stage in the business of music, the arts, sports, manufacturing and exports… . There is a whole world out there, a big lucrative market. Let us resolve to continue to be a part of the solution to make Jamaica a superstar for all to look at and envy,” he noted.Mr. Seaga told the gathering that manufacturers and exporters are contributing positively to the development of Jamaica through job creation; training unskilled persons; supporting professionals such as nurses, police and teachers; cleaning up the environment and other corporate social activities.During the awards ceremony, the Seprod Group of Companies walked away with the major awards for the evening – the Governor General’s Award for Exporter of the Year 2017, the Governor General’s Award for Manufacturer of the Year, and the Prime Minister’s Award for Large Champion Exporter.Other winners were Bureau of Standards Jamaica, which received the Pauline Gray Award for Best Support Service; Red Stripe, the Energy Efficiency Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award; Crafton Holdings Limited, the Nicola Gordon Rowe Buy Jamaican Award; ARC Limited, the Quality and Standards Award; J Wray & Nephew Limited, the Robert Lightbourne Award for Productivity and Competitiveness; Your True Shade Cosmetics, the Ambassador Peter King Award for New Exporter of the Year; Crafton Holdings, the Ray Hadeed Award for Best Micro, Small and Medium-sized Manufacturing Enterprise; and Newport Fersan, the Charles Henderson Award for Breakthrough Product of the Year.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams; and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, were among the specially invited guests at the event.Mrs. Williams handed over the Prime Minister’s Award for Large Champion Exporter on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga, has charged manufacturers and exporters to “produce local and export global”. Story Highlights He was speaking at the JMEA awards gala held on Saturday (October 6) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. last_img read more

Uljanik: Second Ferry for Jadrolinija Hits the Water

first_imgPress Release, February 11, 2014 On the 8th of February 2014, Yard No. 504, constructed by ULJANIK Shipyard for the Croatian national shipping company Jadrolinija from Rijeka, was launched into the sea from slipway number one.This is the second of a series of four identical Ro-Ro passenger vessels designed for two-way direct transportation of 600 passengers in summer months or 320 passengers in the winter period in the closed lounge. The ferries will also be able to transport 145 standard vehicles or 16 trailers of 40 tonnes each.Leading people from Uljanik and Jadrolinija attended the launching while the first lady of the ceremony, Ms Sandra Bilić, an engineer who works at the shipyard, released the vessel into the sea with the traditional cutting of the rope.All vessels from the series will be 99.8 m long, 17.5 m wide and have a draught of 2.4 m, a deadweight at maximum draught of 950 tonnes and  a speed of 12.5 knots. Each vessel will be driven by four Volvo (Penta) main engines, each having a power of 442 kW at 1800 rpm.The contract for construction of the vessel was signed on 4th March, while its keel was laid in the beginning of October last year. After the launching, the keel for Yard No. 506 was laid on the slipway for a vessel which will be identical to the launched Yard 504, and which is also being constructed by Uljanik for Jadrolinija.last_img read more

Famous T rex Roars Through Opening Weekend

first_imgThe world’s most famous dinosaur, A T. rex named Sue, roared through its opening weekend with more than 4,200 dinosaur fans visiting the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Halifax is the first Canadian city to host the exhibit featuring the world’s largest, best preserved and most famous dinosaur. The exhibit will be displayed until May 8. “The Museum of Natural History is very pleased and excited to be the first to host Sue in Canada,” said Janet Maltby, manager of the Museum of Natural History. “Sue represents one of the most important finds in paleontology and visitors really seem to be responding to her.” The museum is extending its hours of operation on Sundays for the duration of the exhibit to allow visitors more opportunity to see Sue. The museum will now be open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. A special entrance, between the museum’s backyard and Bell Road has been set up to accommodate the flow of visitors. The museum is also encouraging visitors to bring cameras and share pictures of their Sue encounters. The public can view a time-lapse video of Sue’s construction at the museum. The 64 second video can be found by visiting http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca . The centrepiece of A T. rex Named Sue is a fully articulated cast skeleton of the original. At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue is an amazing specimen. Interactive displays illustrate Sue’s vision, smell, diet and movement. For more information go to http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca or call 902-424-7353.last_img read more

Contracts Awarded to Replace LaPlanche Aboiteau

first_imgGovernment announced today, Sept. 23, that it has signed contracts worth $5 million to allow work to begin to replace the LaPlanche Aboiteau in Cumberland County. The provincial government issued a tender for the work in July to replace two structures that protect against flooding from the Bay of Fundy. Alva Construction of Antigonish was the successful bidder to build the new aboiteau and CBCL Ltd. has been contracted to inspect the work. “This is an important project for the agricultural industry and the community in Amherst,” said Mr. Colwell. “I am pleased that the work can now begin to ensure valuable farmland, marshes and community infrastructure remains protected.” The construction phase will involve creating coffer dams, pile driving, concrete construction, earth works and armour rock protection. It will protect about $40 million worth of provincial and municipal infrastructure, including roads and railway lines. CBCL Ltd., an Atlantic Canadian engineering consultant, completed earlier stages of the project, including design and geotechnical investigation, consultation and site selection. The aboiteau is operated by the Department of Agriculture, under the Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act. The department helps protect agricultural marshlands by monitoring 241 kilometres of dykes and 260 aboiteaux that protect over 43,000 acres of marshlands in the province.last_img read more

With new Egypt capital being built what becomes of Cairo

first_imgCAIRO — Billboards across Cairo advertise luxury homes with “breathtaking” views in compounds with names like “La Verde” or “Vinci” in Egypt’s new capital that is under construction in the desert, miles from the Nile-side city which has been the seat of power for more than 1,000 years.Often, what lies behind the billboards are Cairo’s most overcrowded neighbourhoods, with shoddily built homes and dirt roads frequently inundated with sewage water.A city of some 20 million people combining charm and squalor, Cairo may soon witness an exodus by well-heeled residents, state employees and foreign embassies to the New Administrative Capital, as the vast project in the desert is provisionally known. It will be the latest phase in the flight of the rich, many of whom have already moved to gated communities in new suburbs, leaving the old Cairo in neglect and decay.The new capital — a proper name has yet to be found — is the $45 billion brainchild of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the biggest of the mega-projects he launched since taking office in 2014. He contends the projects, ranging from new roads and housing complexes to a Suez Canal expansion, attract investors and create jobs.Senior officials boastfully compare what has been built under el-Sissi to monuments like the Giza Pyramids.“History will do justice to this generation of Egyptians and our grandsons will remember its achievement, a wave of construction unprecedented in modern-day Egypt,” Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly, also the housing minister, proclaimed.Critics call the new capital a vanity project, arguing its cost could have been better put to rebuilding the wrecked economy and refurbishing Cairo.They also see it as evidence of el-Sissi’s authoritarianism, launching a multibillion-dollar plan with little debate. El-Sissi often lashes out at those who question him, telling Egyptians to listen only to him and saying he’s answerable to God alone. He often says Egypt’s resources are limited — leading some Egyptians, struggling amid skyrocketing prices, to wonder why so much is spent on questionable projects.“There is something very wrong with the order of priorities,” said political analyst Hassan Nafaa. “Maybe el-Sissi wants to go down in history as the leader who built the new capital, but if Egyptians don’t see an improvement in their living conditions and services, he will be remembered as the president who destroyed what is left of the middle class.”The government argues that Cairo is already bursting at the seams and will grow to 40 million by 2050.The new city is being built on 170,000 acres about 28 miles east of Cairo and nearly twice its size. Construction began in 2016, and the first of its forecast 6.5 million residents are scheduled to move there next year.The city will house the presidency, Cabinet, parliament and ministries. Planners promise a 21-mile-long public park, an airport, an opera house, a sports complex and 20 skyscrapers, including Africa’s highest, at 345 metres.Madbouly denied the new city will only attract the well-off, saying it is “for all Egyptians.”Prices tell a different story. The smallest apartment there — 120 square meters — is expected to cost 1.3 million Egyptian pounds ($73,000), out of reach for a mid-level bureaucrat, who may make the equivalent of about $4,800 a year.“Those targeted to live in the new capital constitute a very, very limited segment of society,” said Nafaa.Ironically, the new capital could one day be overwhelmed by the old, as illegal construction expands. That has often been the way Cairo has evolved, with the rich moving out, only to move again as the city swells, adding layer after layer.“Throughout the history of Cairo, the ruling elite and the rich have failed to completely isolate themselves from the rest of the population,” said novelist Hamdy Abu Golayyel, who authored a book about the city called “Cairo, Streets and Stories.” It will take draconian laws to keep the new city distinct, he said.No one knows how Cairo will be impacted by a new capital and the shift of the seat of power outside of the city for the first time since the Muslim conquest in the 7th Century.Many government buildings in Cairo, for example, are palaces and mansions confiscated by the socialist government of the 1950s and 1960s. In theory, they could be renovated and turned into museums or hotels, proponents argue. But then, many such empty architectural treasures are already left to fall apart or even torn down.The government is renovating some of Cairo’s illegally built neighbourhoods. But in one case, it razed a run-down district and moved out residents after compensating them to make way for a high-end district.Amar Ali Hassan, a sociopolitical expert, believes Cairo’s woes will only deepen.“It could be neglected, become estranged and left to die a slow death,” he said.Sameh Abdallah Alayli, an urban planning expert, wrote in the Al-Shorouk newspaper that the idea of a new capital was unacceptable, construction should be halted and the focus put back on overhauling the ancient city.“Historical Cairo must remain the political capital of Egypt,” he wrote.___Associated Press writer Samy Magdy in Cairo contributed to this report.Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Vegas SandsMacau dealmaker settle 15year case

LAS VEGAS — A settlement has ended a long-running breach-of-contract battle between U.S. casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a Hong Kong businessman who helped it open its first casino in Macau in 2004.Terms of the agreement were not disclosed Thursday by Richard Suen (SOO’-ehn), his lawyers or attorneys for Sands.But Suen emerged from a Las Vegas courtroom saying it was worth a 15-year legal battle.Sands attorney James Jimmerson and Suen lawyer John O’Malley called terms confidential.A Nevada judge announced the settlement as he dismissed jurors ahead of a second day of videotaped testimony from ailing billionaire Sands chief Sheldon Adelson.A spokesman for publicly traded Sands declined to comment, and it wasn’t immediately clear if financial details would be reported to federal Securities and Exchange Commission regulators.The Associated Press read more

Bombardier Transportation wins contract for metro system in Saudi Arabia

BERLIN – Bombardier Transportation, a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B), has won a US$383 million contract to help deliver technology for a transit system in Saudi Arabia.The work involves system interface management, project management and design, as well as the delivery of 47 two-car driverless Innovia Metro 300 trains equipped with the company’s Mitrac propulsion technology.Bombardier will be working on the project as part of a group, the ArRiyadh New Mobility Consortium, which comprises two groups that will design, build, construct and commission Line 3. The total contract is worth US$5.9 billion.Line 3, also known as the Red Line, is a turnkey project that includes the civil construction of the 40.7 kilometre alignment, including 22 stations, electrical and mechanical equipment and rolling stock.The new Riyadh Metro system will comprise six metro lines totalling approximately 176 kms, which are to be implemented over five years.The customer is the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh, represented by the Arriyadh Development Authority. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2013 11:41 am MDT Bombardier Transportation wins contract for metro system in Saudi Arabia read more

UN agency condemns suicide attacks in Chad pledges continued support

“We are particularly concerned about the attack at the Kousseri site for internally displaced Chadians in Baga Sola that left at least 22 people dead in an area where UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies have been trying to help provide protection and assistance to tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes by the conflict with Boko Haram,” Leo Dobbs, UNHCR spokesperson said at the bi-weekly news briefing today in Geneva.According to local and UN security reports, the suicide bombers, including three women and two children attacked the market and the Kousseri site for internally displaced people (IDPs) on the outskirts of Baga Sola on Saturday afternoon. The attack in Baga Sola, the first on the town, came a day before female suicide bombers killed nine people in Kangaleri, northern Cameroon. The attacks left 47 people dead and dozens injured and those in critical condition were flown by helicopter to N’Djamena.Mr. Dobbs added that UNHCR along with other agencies works 10 kilometres from Baga Sola, in the Dar Es Salam refugee camp.“All our staff in the area and the 7,139 refugees from Nigeria and Niger in the camp are safe, but we have suspended travel to and within the Lake Chad region. UN flights are on standby to evacuate people or bring in emergency supplies,” said Mr. Dobbs.The UN agency welcomed the Government decision to improve security in the country following the attacks which revealed the vulnerability and isolation faced by refugees.The spokesperson went on to note the harsh conditions of the displaced people, with many facing shortage of food, shelter and medical attention. Their makeshift shelters, some made with flimsy mosquito nets, provide little protection against insects or the elements during the current rainy season.In recent weeks, UNHCR has been providing humanitarian assistance to over 60,000 internally displaced in the Lake area, including distributing vital non-food items to more than 32,800 people. Besides aid distributions, the agency is assisting the Government by transporting food items from the capital for the displaced in the lake area, including rice, oil and sugar.At present, Chad hosts over 438,000 refugees, including 350,000 Sudanese, 90,000 from Central African Republic and some 13,000 Nigerians.“Many of these people were relocated from their island homes earlier this year as Lake Chad effectively became a war zone. Other agencies including MSF, WFP, UNICEF and the Red Cross Movement are also responding to the humanitarian needs of IDPs,” added Mr. Dobbs.The agency reaffirmed its commitment to help the displaced in western Chad and urged the international community to support the country. read more

Womens Tennis Is Finally Getting Young Again

This represents a sharp downturn from most of the previous decade. The average age of WTA winners floated between 25.8 and 26.1 between 2013 and 2016. But it also serves as a return to normalcy for women’s tennis, which had long been dominated by youth: The average age of WTA tour players in 1990 was 20.9, as 21-year-old Steffi Graf and 17-year-old Monica Seles finished the season ranked first and second. That average age would not rise above 23.5 for nearly two decades.The amount of young talent is enormous again. And impatient. Since Serena Williams won her last major at the Australian Open in 2017, only one other Slam winner has been at least 30 years old: Angelique Kerber, who won Wimbledon at age 30 last year. The winners of the other seven majors: Osaka, who won the 2018 U.S. Open at age 20 and the 2019 Australian at 21; Jelena Ostapenko, who won the 2017 French at 20; Garbiñe Muguruza, age 23 when she won the 2017 Wimbledon;1Muguruza also won the 2016 French Open. Sloane Stephens, who won the U.S. Open at 24; Simona Halep, who won the French Open last year at age 26; and Caroline Wozniacki, the 2018 Australia Open winner at age 27.Part of this may be cyclical. As clusters of young, talented players emerge, a generation of older players who exceeded the normal life expectancy of a tennis career is nearing its end — and we aren’t just talking about the Williams sisters, who are now 37 and 38 years old. Francesca Schiavone, 38, won the French Open in 2010 but retired last September. Roberta Vinci, 36, shocked the world at the 2015 U.S. Open when she beat Serena Williams, who was two wins away from a golden Slam, but Vinci retired in May 2018. Agnieszka Radwanska, 30, who lost the Wimbledon final in 2012, called it quits in November.Other players might not last that long, either. Samantha Stosur, 35, is in great shape and is an expert in doubles, but she struggles in singles. After next year’s Olympics, 30-year-old Dominika Cibulkova could decide to leave the game, too. Maria Sharapova, 32, has missed most of this season with injury. Victoria Azarenka, 29, is back after struggling since she had a child, but she might never be as powerful as she was in 2013.After she lost a doubles match this year in Paris, Lucie Safarova announced she had retired from tennis. Now age 32, Safarova had played in Slams since 2005. She never won a major singles title, but she came close at the 2015 French Open, when she lost to Serena Williams in three entertaining sets. Safarova also won five doubles majors with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, including two in Roland-Garros.“I think that it’s great that the competition is so strong,” Safarova said. “And we have, I think, at least 100 players now are amazing competitors. And you just have to be strong and play your 100 percent to be able to be here.”On Saturday, Barty and Vondroušová will likely be nervous, as is usually the case for players in a Grand Slam final. But their youth — and their passion — is what this age of tennis is all about. In the French Open final, 19-year-old Markéta Vondroušová, who dazzles with drop shots, will face off with Ashleigh Barty, 23, who is crafty and quick with a ton of energy. Amanda Anisimova, 17, reached the semis by hitting smooth strokes and bullets all day long. And world No. 1 Naomi Osaka lost early in Paris but claimed two Grand Slam titles by the age of 21.Women’s tennis is, at long last, getting young.The average age of players who have won at least one WTA title this year is 23.6 years old. That’s the lowest age since 2008 — and it will drop even further after Saturday. At the French Open this year, the final eight women in the event were no older than 28. read more

Hillhead Quarry Exhibition 2016 dates announced

first_imgQMJ, the organiser of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, has announced that the 17th edition of the biennial showcase event for the minerals and construction industries will take place from 28–30 June 2016 at Lafarge Tarmac’s, Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Following the hugely successful event in 2014, demand for stand space is expected to be very high and further details will be posted on the website at www.hillhead.com in due course. In the meantime, expressions of interest should be directed to Penny Lewin, Operations Manager.last_img read more

7 things we learned from last nights Ireland South Prime Time debate

first_img Source: Órla Ryan/Twitter A clip from Kieran Hartley’s interview with @thejournal_ie in April where he said he is NOT anti-pylons https://t.co/eImg62uCA5 #rtept— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) May 19, 2014 In any case, all candidates criticised the Eirgrid project in one way or another. Harris, a government loyalist, even criticising Eirgrid’s “mock consultation” process. Grace O’Sullivan faced the awkward question about her party leader Eamon Ryan approving the plan when he was in government. She pressed home the need for “clean, renewable” energy.7. There were couple of other issues… Theresa Heaney of the Catholic Democrats said she stood firmly with the church on gay marriage and claimed the people will choose God’s law over man’s law in next year’s referendum. She also criticised the tax system for penalising stay-at-home mothers.Peter O’Loughlin, an anti-EU candidate, talked about Europe as an “empire” and said that the State is attracting “people we don’t want” with “open borders” and a “generous” social welfare system. An Irish UKIP? Yes, he admitted.- additional reporting from Órla RyanThe final RTÉ Prime Time debate, featuring the candidates in Dublin, takes place tonight at 9.35pm on RTÉ One. Constituency profile: Battle lines and cantering elephants: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland South…Yesterday: 7 things we learned from last night’s Midlands North-West Prime Time debate FOUR DAYS OUT and it was round two of RTÉ’s mammoth European election debates last night.This time it was the turn of candidates and incumbents running in Ireland South. There was little of the controversy that hit the first debate on Sunday night, but it was a lively affair nonetheless.In the first debate we had sitting MEPs Phil Prendergast of Labour, Seán Kelly of Fine Gael and Brian Crowley of Fianna Fáil with Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada also involved.The second debate saw two Fine Gael candidates Simon Harris and Deirdre Clune, Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley, the Greens’ Grace O’Sullivan, the Catholic Democrats’ Theresa Heaney, Direct Democracy’s Jim Van de Ven, and independents Richard Cahill, Jillian Godsil, Peter O’Loughlin, and Diarmuid O’Flynn.Here’s what you need to know about the debate in case you missed or, inexplicably, found something better to do…1. The make-up of the panels was even more bizarreRTÉ’s pre-arranged criteria meant that just four candidates qualified to participate in the first debate, leaving ten for the second debate. This meant round one was a fairly tepid affair and round two was confusing and a bit messy, but actually a better debate. Key to the success of the second debate was Claire Byrne’s moderating as she successfully kept candidates in line but allowed a bit of back and forth between them. Source: RTÉ2. Sinn Féin was hammering its message and the opposition was hammering itLiadh Ní Riada, who is favourite to win a seat for Sinn Féin, did not get the pounding from opposition candidates that Matt Carthy got the night before. But as she pressed home that people are being “crippled by austerity budgets” the other candidates went for her, particularly Phil Prendergast who knows she faces a tough ask to win a seat for Labour. Prendergast repeatedly raised the old favourite of this government: the contradiction between Sinn Féin’s policies in the North and those in the South. Prendergast (left) and Ní Riada clashed more than once last night Source: RTÉ3. It’s every man and woman for themselvesHaving already hung her party leader out to dry, the embattled Prendergast took no prisoners last night and even criticised Labour’s coalition partner, saying that a vote for Fine Gael is “a vote for more of the same”. Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twittercenter_img Phil Prendergast: “I’ve never been afraid to speak my mind, difficult and awkward as that may be.” You don’t say. #rtept— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) May 19, 2014 Brian Crowley Source: RTÉ5. Debt and bank debt finally came up There was little or no mention of it in the first debate but MEPs and MEP hopefuls in the south finally got around to discussing both personal and the State’s bank debt.“It’s the biggest single issue for our country,” Jillian Godsil said, claiming it would be as big an issue now as the famine was in the 1800s. Diarmuid O’Flynn Source: RTÉO’Flynn, who has campaigned against bondholder payments for years, questioned why the “unelected” ECB is dictating the policy and said his group ‘Ballyhea Says No’ asked for a debt writedown before anyone in the Irish government did.Harris tried to defend the government, saying that it had made savings on our debt repayments, but a shouting match with O’Flynn ensued. Simon Harris Source: RTÉ6. Pylons are still an issueThe government may have headed off this hot topic by kicking the pylons issue to a review group some weeks ago, but that didn’t stop it being raised last night particularly when Kieran Hartley, a vocal anti-pylons campaigner, was asked about it.He said he was misquoted when he told us in April that he was not actually anti-pylons. Except he wasn’t misquoted at all: 4. Medical cards are an issue – but they’re not a European one The video preview before the debate highlighted medical cards as a big issue. Brian Crowley claimed that he is dealing with over 100 people a week whose discretionary medical cards have been removed.Seán Kelly was honest enough to say that it’s not an issue for European parliamentarians and pivoted to his work in Europe on tackling obesity. Not necessarily a popular move, but he was right.last_img read more

Commander votre chien à distance cest désormais possible

first_imgCommander votre chien à distance, c’est désormais possibleDes chercheurs américains ont développé une veste, qui, accrochée sur le dos d’un chien, permet de contrôler ses déplacements à distance.Le chien, le meilleur ami de l’homme, est aussi son meilleur allié dans de nombreuses situations. Chiens d’aveugle, chien démineur, chien secouriste, nos amis poilus sont utilisés dans de nombreuses situations autrement impossibles (ou trop dangereuses) pour l’homme. Des chercheurs américains viennent de franchir une étape supplémentaire en développant le gadget ultime pour chiens : une veste de contrôle à distance.Jeff Miller et David Bevly, du département d’ingénierie mécanique de l’université d’Auburn, en Alabama, décrivent dans le International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control l’appareil qu’ils ont créé. Constitué d’un microprocesseur, d’une radio, d’un GPS et de quelques circuits, la veste qui s’attache sur le dos du chien permet de le diriger à distance grâce à des vibrations (indolores).Assis derrière un ordinateur, le maître peut donc commander à son chien à quel endroit tourner, s’arrêter, faire demi-tour. Les chercheurs affirment que le taux d’obéissance est de 98 %.Chiens secouristesCe serait donc un moyen pour les propriétaires fainéants de promener leur chien sans bouger de leur canapé ? Pas vraiment, vu que l’appareil a été conçu pour des situations très sérieuses. Les chiens peuvent se faufiler dans des endroits très étroits, difficiles d’accès, par exemple pour secourir les victimes piégées après un tremblement de terre.Leur flair est également mis à profit pour repérer les explosifs, ou encore les drogues. L’un des avantages d’un tel équipement est, par exemple, qu’en cas d’environnement bruyant, le maître ne peut commander ses ordres au chien. En le contrôlant à distance, ce problème est évité.Fonctionne sur tout type de chiensÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’équipe a démontré que n’importe quel chien spécialiste peut être entrainé à répondre “quasi sans erreur” au contrôle à distance imposé par les vibrations, comme si leur maître était à portée d’eux. Des immeubles en feu à l’aide aux malvoyants, les chercheurs voient ainsi dans leur technologie des possibilités extrêmement vastes.(Crédit photo: Miller et al/Auburn)Le 8 septembre 2013 à 15:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Preview for tonights live NXT Takeover on WWE Network

first_imgFacebook First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brandscenter_img Google+ WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Charlotte Flair NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) Becky Lynch Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The following is scheduled for tonight’s live 9/11 WWE NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way live special from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on the WWE Network:1. Main Event in a Fatal 4-Way for the NXT Title: Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd2. NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley3. NXT Tag Team Titles: The Ascension (c’s) vs. Sin Cara & Kalisto4. Hair vs. Hair: Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester LeFort5. Bull Dempsey vs. Mojo Rawley* Plus, the NXT debut of international star KENTA, introduced by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. The pre-show starts tonight at 7:30 PM ET on the WWE Network & on YouTube, then a post-show takes place at 10:00 PM ET.Check back later tonight for live coverage of NXT Takeover on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

WWE issues statement on current status of Ric Flair

first_img Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Ric Flair signs deal with Adidas, Says “We’re fixin’ to make Nike the second brand” Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp WWE posted the following statement about the health status of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair:“WWE Legend Ric Flair is recovering from successful surgery and will miss tomorrow’s scheduled guest referee appearance at SmackDown. Ric is doing well and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the near future.”Flair is currently hospitalized in Georgia after undergoing several minor surgeries to correct a number of medical issues that are not life threatening.  “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair throws out the first pitch at yesterday’s Houston Astros gamelast_img read more