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Red Star atmosphere will be fantastic, says Pochettino

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said he expects the home Red Star Belgrade fans to generate a fervent atmosphere when the two teams clash on Wednesday in a potentially explosive Champions League fixture.Red Star’s Rajko Mitic stadium is renowned for it noise and electric atmosphere on European nights, as Champions League holders Liverpool found out in a 2-0 group-stage defeat in the Serbian capital last season.The encounter could also prove pivotal for qualification with one point separating Spurs and Red Star in Group B.“I heard many things about this stadium and it’s going to be fantastic to be here tomorrow,” Tottenham’s Argentine boss Pochettino told a news conference on Tuesday.“We respect Red Star a lot but at the same time we need to play in the best way and be ready to fight because it’s a new stadium to play in.”Spurs captain Harry Kane said he hoped there would be no repeat of the racist abuse England players suffered in Sofia during last month’s Euro 2020 qualifier.The match in the Bulgarian capital, which England went on to win 6-0, was twice stopped under a three-step UEFA protocol after England’s black players were abused.“Hopefully it doesn’t happen and we play a football match tomorrow,” he said. “It will be a tough football match and we focus on that. If it does happen there is a UEFA protocol in place like there was in Sofia.”Red Star coach Vladan Milojevic ruled out any possibility of the Serbian club’s fans causing trouble.“I hope Spurs fans turn up in numbers because they will be completely safe here,” he said.“We have quite a few players coming from different continents and backgrounds so racism has no place here. We will show our hospitality tomorrow.”Speaking about Red Star’s chances of avenging a 5-0 defeat by Spurs in the reverse fixture, Milojevic said:“This is not PlayStation, it’s real life. Taking the game to a team like Spurs is easier said than done, but we will do everything humanly possible to play our best football and get a result.”Spurs are second in the group on four points from three games, one ahead of Red Star and five behind leaders Bayern Munich who thrashed them 7-2 in North London last month. Bottom team Olympiakos have no points.After a rocky start to the season in the Premier League, Pochettino acknowledged beating Red Star would be vital for morale.“The most important thing is to be in the next stage of the Champions League, but a win would also be massive for our confidence,” he said.last_img read more

No more pressure for La Salle in chase for another title

first_imgMOST READ Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ “We’ll focus more on execution because last season we won the championship without peaking, defensively we we’re okay,” said Ayo. “We want to be unpredictable, do new things, be unconventional, and do a lot of crazy things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: La Salle embraced title pressure, says Ayo“It’s actually less of a pressure now because it will shift to the teams who performed well this season.”Ayo said teams like Adamson, runner-up Ateneo, Far Eastern University, and National University will be the ones to carry the burden for 80.Ayo knows other teams have scouted their “Mayhem” defense, which led the Green Archers to best offensive (97.8 points per game) and defensive ratings (81.0 points), so the 39-year-old head coach will now concentrate on improving his offense even more.READ: Returning Ayo proud of ‘responsible’ Archers ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ La Salle’s Aldin Ayo (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo arrived in the UAAP as a champion coach in the NCAA and he continued his impressive start after leading De La Salle arguably the most dominant championship run in recent memory.La Salle overpowered its opponents with an average winning margin of 16.8 points en route to a stellar 13-1 eliminations slate and an unblemished record in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT READ: La Salle’s Game 1 win all about defense, says AyoAyo’s UAAP championship earned him one of Coach of the Year awards in the 2017 Collegiate Basketball Awards, his second after Letran in the NCAA a year prior.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDespite the expectations that come along with the accolades, Ayo said the pressure is out of the way for him and Green Archers’ come the new UAAP season.“There’s no pressure actually. All I’m thinking right now is how to get another one [championship],” joked Ayo Thursday at Montgomery Place. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal UFC: Anderson Silva reveals why he wants to fight Conor McGregor Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img read more

UFC’s Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne get engaged

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We’re getting married,” Rousey, 30, announced while showing her sparkling diamond ring. The couple said that the engagement happened under a waterfall in New Zealand, where they vacationed last week. Although no definite date has been set for their big day, UFC President Dana White expressed delight saying, “I’m very happy for Ronda, and I’m looking forward to the wedding,” according to the news site.READ: Rousey finds beau in MMA heavyweightFollowing months of speculations, Rousey confirmed their relationship in 2015 via ESPN: “It’s true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I’ve really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: WWE woos Ronda Rousey in a ‘match made in heaven’Browne, 34, admitted their relationship in an interview with, “She’s my woman, and I’m her man. There’s no boyfriend-girlfriend stuff. There’s no dating. We’re together,” he explained.Rousey ripped down gender barriers and emerged as UFC’s first female champion back in 2012. But her reign in the Octagon declined after suffering back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentcenter_img On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ronda Rousey. APRonda Rousey and Travis Browne are engaged.The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion confirmed to TMZ Sports that she and her beau, also a UFC fighter, are walking down the aisle anytime.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Meanwhile, Browne has flunked three bouts over the past few months, including a defeat against Derrick Lewis in February.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /raRELATED STORYRetire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda RouseySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Atif Aslam rocked Guyana National Stadium with exceptional performance

first_imgThe Atif Aslam concert was held on May 1 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara, and although days have passed, those who braved the rainy weather still have a vivid image of the heartthrob serenading thousands of his fans who flocked the arena.The show was organised by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabah and the Bollywood singer definitely lived up to every expectation. Although he arrived hours before his live performance, he left and embedded mark on those who attended.The highlight of the evening is his melodious and powerful voice that echoed from afar. Singing some of his most popular tunes, the audience – especially those in the VVIP section – took the opportunity to shake the renowned artiste’s hands while those in the audience sang alone.(Photos by Javin Singh and Amanda Richards)He performed from the Bollywood genre to folk music, Qawalis and pop songs which have undoubtedly sent the audience into a frenzy. Some of his songs included “Pehli Nazar”, “Tu Jaane Na”, “Tere Sang Yaara”, “Dil Diyan Gallan”, “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” and “Main Rang Sharbaton Ka”.During his performance, the rain came down twice but patrons were well prepared with their umbrella. After performing some of his hit songs, he performed several done by others which had all sections of the audience singing along.Also during his performance, several persons were given the opportunity to go onto the stage to meet the superstar and have his autograph. One such person was a 97-year-old woman whom Aslam thanked for being one of his dedicated fans.In addition, one fan who was a part of the singer’s Washington, DC, concert followed him to Guyana where she got the chance to hug the young Pakistani singer. The show started as scheduled but at the commencement, people were still making their way into the packed arena.The show was opened with a dance routine by members of the Dharmic Nritya Sangh who made way for the young heartthrob, Vivek Mishra, who was well received by the audience. After singing a few songs, he made way for the man with the golden voice and his band.The funds garnered from the event will be used in the Dharmic Rama Krishna School Expansion project which will involve the construction of a new secondary school and additional primary facilities.The mega concert was held to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana.last_img read more

Golf officials defend ‘The Match’ as critics circle

first_img0Shares0000Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods went head-to-head in the one-round, winner-takes-all exhibition in front of an invitation-only crowd in Las Vegas © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Harry HowHONG KONG, China, Nov 30 – Top golf officials have given their backing to the $9 million head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson after critics called it demeaning and even outdated.Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, which helps govern golf and set its rules, told AFP that alternative formats like “The Match” helped the sport reach new audiences. Mickelson won $9 million in the one-round, winner-takes-all exhibition in front of an invitation-only crowd in Las Vegas last week.Neither player was in need of the money, as Mickelson is second only to Woods on the all-time list of golf’s highest earners, according to various estimates.“I think different forms of the game are really important,” Slumbers said, at this week’s Sports Connects conference at the Mission Hills golf resort in Dongguan, southern China.“I think we have to embrace all these different types of the game. If that brings more people into it then I think that’s great,” he added.Arjun Chowdri, senior director of the the PGA of America, also said the high-profile match-up between the long-time rivals was a “great idea”.“I love it because it’s the idea of responsible disruption,” he told the conference at the Mission Hills golf resort in Dongguan.“I think it’s a great idea, it’s good for the sport… it’s different, it doesn’t take away from the sport — it just brings more people in.”However, not all reactions have been positive. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said The Match “shined a light on the greedy -– not the charitable side of golf –- and put its two biggest stars in a position to fail.“Let’s call this affair in Las Vegas what it really was: two stars trying to rehabilitate their images, that had little initial gravity and failed to generate its own energy when neither Tiger nor Phil could find authentic motivation in the carnival atmosphere,” Chamblee wrote.“The Match may grow the game, just as weeds grow on your lawn… The Match was not transcendent, it was transparent, and it demeaned the game. Period.”Tenniel Chu, vice-chairman of Mission Hills, said “we started that (format) way before” when he hosted Woods against Rory McIlroy in the ‘Match at Mission Hills’ in 2013.“I feel like it’s a bit outdated… I think it’s a bit overdone already,” Chu told AFP.“To me it doesn’t excite anything. It’s a good marketing campaign, TV show, but I’m not quite sure if that really helps the overall golf development.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Were scores brace as Tusker beat City Stars

first_imgSubstitute Joseph Sakwa scored the consolation for the Kawangware based side who are yet to register a win.In the early kick-off, David Ojuang was on target to help visiting Chemelil Sugar overcome KCB 1-0 whist at the Awendo’s Green Stadium, Sony Sugar defeated Ushuru FC by the same margin with Samuel Onyango scoring the winner.Tusker’s win saw head coach Francis Kimanzi who maintained his winning squad against Ulinzi Stars, pick his second successive win and ascend to fifth on the log on seven points.“It seemed to be easier in the first-half because we had very little challenge from the opponent so it was not easy for us to keep the tempo up, but in the second-half they pushed more and gave us urgency to score. We are happy we have another win so we are coming back slowly,” Kimanzi stated after the win.On the other hand, City Stars head coach, Paul Nkata conceded defeat but warned they will be a hard nut to crack in the coming matches.“We started poorly and concede an early goal that demoralized our boys but after settling in the second-half, we pulled up and nearly equalized. We will to be a difficult side to beat in the coming matches.”Arthur Museve gifted the Brewers an early lead when the defender deflected Kevin Kimani’s through pass that found Were in front of goal and made no mistake to punish the hosts from a close range tap in.Tusker could have doubled the lead seven minutes later when Biran Osumba played a one-two with former Gor Mahia forward, Patrick Oboya but the latter went for glory as Were was in the goal mouth waiting to tap in.Kimani forced Odhiambo to parry his long range cracker at the half hour mark but could not stop Were’s second goal five minutes later, when the captain was fouled in the box by Samuel Wailer to see referee Amos Ichingwa award Tusker the penalty that was well converted by the 2013 Golden Boot runners-up.The brewers came close through Osumba who headed Kimani’s swinger inches wide before City Stars skipper Oscar Mbugua was booked for assimilation when he claimed a penalty from Humphrey Mieno’s tackle on the stroke of half-time.City Stars upped their game on resumption with Nkata introducing Sakwa for Wailer and the changes were felt immediately when the latter pulled one back from a long range thunderous shot that was deflected by Tusker defender to beat keeper Faruk Shikhalo.Sakwa was at it again in the 84th but this time Shikhalo denied him a brace that could have seen City Stars salvage a point.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 29 – Two first-half goals from Jesse Were was all that Tusker FC needed to beat Nairobi City Stars 2-1 in a Kenyan Premier League match played at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.Were gave the Brewers an early lead in the third minute after capitalizing on City Stars defensive lapse before completing his brace from the spot in the 36th.last_img read more

Chelsea target’s future to be decided in ‘next two weeks’

first_img1 Paulo Dybala The future of reported Chelsea target Paulo Dybala will be decided in the next two weeks, according to Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.Dybala is the Italian side’s leading scorer with 13 Serie A goals and is thought to have attracted the attention of top European clubs including Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Juventus.And Palermo are keen to cash in on the 21-year-old after the Argentinian forward turned down a three-year contract extension in January.“At least three teams are really interested in him,” Zamparini told Italian newspaper Giornale di Sicilia. “The apple is ripe and we are ready to pick it.“I think in ten, or a maximum of 15 days we will know his future.“We will meet with the player and his agent to complete the deal.“Those who understand football realise his potential.”last_img read more

Carl Ernest Hart, 30

first_imgCarl Ernest Hart of Salem, Indiana passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:58 am in his residence at the age of 30 years, 9 months and 21 days.He was born June 24, 1985 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Carl was the son of Gregory and Cheryl (Miller) Hart.He had been a supervisor with a communications call center. His survivors include: Father: Gregory Hart and Mother Cheryl Hart, both of Salem. 2 brothers: Christopher Michael Mowry of Cortland, NY, John Anthony Hart of Salem and his maternal grandmother Donna Irene Miller.He was preceded in death by Uncle and Aunt: Charlie & Pamela Jane Hart.There will be a Funeral Service at 7:00 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with visitation from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.last_img read more

Bicentennial Event at Crown Hill Cemetery June 17

first_imgIn conjunction with the Indiana Bicentennial, the Indiana Archive and Records Administration (IARA) is planning to honor the 43 pioneer delegates, who met in Corydon 200 years ago, to compose Indiana’s first constitution and establish our statehood.  Washington County’s ceremony will take place on Friday, June 17th, 2016, from 11:30 am to 1pm, in the old section of the Crown Hill Cemetery.This event is free and open to the public.  State, County and City officials and employees, along with youth groups and the members of the historical society are strongly encouraged to attend. Please come out and pay your respects to these truly historically significTo commemorate the contributions of our state’s founding fathers, the IARA will be holding public graveside ceremonies between June 10 and June 29, 2016, the same dates as the original Constitutional Convention.Ceremonies will feature an IARA staff member serving as Master of Ceremonies, a keynote speaker, a flag ceremony, wreath-laying and military honors, where applicable.Washington County has 2 of these men, interred in eternal rest, at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.The first of these men was Washington County Delegate; General John DePauw, who laid out the town of Salem, built Washington County’s 1st courthouse, was commander of the county’s militia (1814-16), a Washington County delegate to the state legislature and his descendants donated the ground that today serves as DePauw Park.The other delegate is Judge Benjamin Parke, who at that time represented Knox County, before his relocation to Salem.Judge Parke was a veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812, he was the first Attorney General for the Indiana Territory, the first Judge of the General Court of the Indiana Territory and the Indiana Territory’s first delegate to Congress.Later, he was appointed the first U.S. District Judge of Indiana, assisted greatly in the establishment of Vincennes University, the Vincennes Public Library, the Indianapolis Law Library and the Indiana Historical Society, serving as its first president.last_img read more

Donegal company’s anger at seven year wait on aquaculture license

first_imgDonegal salmon producer Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI), has expressed disappointment at the latest delay in reaching a decision on a finfish license application in Bantry Bay, originally submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in 2011.The application for a site at Shot Head was last approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in September 2015 but was subsequently appealed to the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB).MHI were among the appellants since some of the conditions set-down in the licence rendered it unfit for purpose and grossly out-of-kilter with international best practice. Having indicated it would reach a decision by October 2018, ALAB has now stated that it is extending its latest deadline until June 30th, 2019.The application is the preferred single licence size for MHI’s organic operations and is smaller than its very successful and well-established operations at Clare Island off the Mayo coast.It involves an investment of €3.5 million which would initially create six full-time jobs during the farm set-up and a further two additional jobs when fully operational.The company would also commission a marine vessel with a local shipbuilder to service the Shot Head site. A spokesperson stated: “While respecting ALAB’s mandate and independence, Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) wishes to place on record its disappointment that a final decision still hasn’t been reached on an application which the company originally applied for, to the Department of Agriculture in 2011.“Seven years later, we are told that the decision won’t be taken until the middle of next year at the earliest. It sends out a very negative message to the Irish aquaculture sector and doesn’t provide any of the certainty which is necessary for those seeking to invest and create employment in the industry.“Those who end up bearing the brunt of this inaction and suffering most, are our workers who don’t have the certainty and security of regular work because we cannot grow enough fish.“The Minister for Agriculture has been asked to address the serious bottlenecks in the aquaculture licencing system in an independent report commissioned by his own Department which was published in May 2017. MHI and the IFA have asked the Minister to implement the recommendations of the report to break the never-ending cycle of unnecessary delays. As it stands, ALAB is quite obviously under-resourced.“It needs to be given adequate resources to do its job, especially with the Minister putting further work its way by making promises about clearing the backlog of licence applications and committing to the issuance of 300 shellfish licences both this year and next. “MHI has €22million earmarked for investment in Irish sites which would create 250 jobs in rural, coastal locations. Ireland’s failure to meet aquaculture targets set out in various Government strategy documents will result in lost income of €1.3billion by 2020 if no tangible, progressive action is taken by the Department,” concluded the spokesperson.With global demand for reliable sources of quality protein increasing rapidly, Marine Harvest Ireland already contributes over €21million to the domestic economy annually with some 800 Irish suppliers presently doing business with the company here.MHI is a subsidiary of the Marine Harvest ASA headquartered in Norway, it is a global-force in aquaculture with more than 13,200 employees operating across 24 countries worldwide and servicing 70 markets across the globe.The company had a turnover of almost €3.6billion in 2017 and is prepared to invest in market opportunities that offer growth potential. To that end, it has recently approved an £80 million investment in Scotland.Marine Harvest has operated successfully in Ireland for 39 years to employing approximately 300 people between its salmon farms and hatcheries in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Cork and Kerry. Donegal company’s anger at seven year wait on aquaculture license was last modified: September 7th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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