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Bobby Boswell announces retirement

first_imgMLS ‘It’s been a hell of a ride’ – MLS defender Boswell announces retirement Seth Vertelney 04:50 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bobby Boswell D.C. United Brad Mills MLS DC United Houston Dynamo The center back went from an undrafted rookie to one of the most decorated defenders in MLS history Longtime MLS defender Bobby Boswell announced his retirement from professional soccer on Monday. Boswell played 13 seasons in MLS, and spent the majority of his career with D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo.The center back ended his career with Atlanta United in 2017, playing just one game in a half-season with the club.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It’s been a hell of a ride,” Boswell wrote on Twitter. “From my family to yours, thanks for the support along the way. We have moved back to Houston & started the next chapter of our lives. I am retired from playing professional soccer.”Boswell, 34, ends his career as one of the most decorated defenders in MLS history. The center back went undrafted in 2005, but earned a spot with D.C. United and immediately became a fixture with the Black-and-Red.The following season, Boswell led D.C. United to a Supporters’ Shield and was named the MLS Defender of the Year. Overall, Boswell was named to the MLS Best XI twice, won the Supporters’ Shield twice in his career, and also made two appearances in MLS Cup during his time in Houston. Boswell also earned three caps with the U.S. national team during his career.last_img read more

Late Kane goal sees Spurs past plucky Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1: Late Kane header snatches victory Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 21:54 2/25/18 Kane - cropped Getty Images Harry Kane’s header at the back post from a corner in the 88th minute saw Tottenham finally break down Crystal Palace away from home. Harry Kane netted his 150th goal in club football as a late header claimed a vital 1-0 victory for Tottenham against Crystal Palace, handing a hammer blow to the Eagles’ bid for Premier League survival in the process.Having missed a gilt-edged opportunity earlier in the second half, Kane made amends in the 88th minute of Sunday’s clash at Selhurst Park, powering home a brilliant header from Christian Eriksen’s corner.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had dominated throughout, but often struggled to break down Palace’s stubborn defence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Eriksen did manage to carve out an opening in the 54th minute, only for Kane to volley wide from inside the six-yard box.It was Kane’s second big opportunity of the game, with Wayne Hennessey having pulled off an excellent stop to deny the Premier League’s leading scorer early on.Palace’s injury woes were compounded late on when defender James Tomkins went down in innocuous fashion, and his absence was felt when Kane finally headed home the winner with the final whistle fast approaching.23 – Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in 34 London derbies in the Premier League – equalling Didier Drogba’s total in the competition (23 in 64). Capitalised. pic.twitter.com/g0Y6PC1egx — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2018 Palace were fortunate not to concede a penalty inside eight minutes – Hennessey’s indecision almost proving costly when he brought down Ben Davies, but Kevin Friend waved play on.Hennessey atoned moments later, though, rushing out to deny Kane following Patrick van Aanholt’s poor clearance, before James McArthur saw a goal-bound strike blocked at the other end.Referee Friend did point to the spot on the half-hour mark after Timothy Fosu-Mensah brought down Kane, only for the official to quickly change his decision with the linesman’s flag correctly raised for offside.For all Tottenham’s domination, Palace could have snatched the lead when Andros Townsend broke clear of his marker just prior to half-time, but the winger failed to generate enough power on his effort to beat Hugo Lloris.Tottenham continued on the front foot after the restart, and Eriksen should have done better with a close-range effort five minutes into the second half, but it was Kane who wasted the best opportunity of the game soon after.Aurier and Eriksen combined superbly to tee up the England striker, who – despite being unmarked – somehow failed to convert from five yards out.Former Paris-Saint Germain defender Aurier was the next to try his luck, forcing Hennessey into a fine save with a venomous strike.The Ivory Coast international was involved at the other end shortly after, doing brilliantly to deny Alexander Sorloth.Lucas Moura was soon introduced for his Premier League debut as Pochettino pushed for a winner – Hennessey getting down low to prevent Davies’ strike finding the bottom-left corner.A late injury to Tomkins made things even more difficult for Palace, with Aurier failing to tuck home into an open goal before Kane shot just wide.But Tottenham finally got the goal their performance warranted as Kane leapt high above his markers to connect with Eriksen’s delightful cross and break Palace’s resolve, as Pochettino’s side moved up, temporarily at least, into the top four. Key Opta stats:- Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 15 games in all competitions (W9 D6); their longest run since going 16 without defeat between December 1998 and March 1999. – Harry Kane scored the 150th goal of his club career in all competitions, with 134 of those coming as a Spurs player. – The England international’s goals have been worth more points to his club than any other player in the Premier League this season (14).- Kane has netted 23 goals in 34 Premier League London derbies – equalling Didier Drogba’s total in the competition (23 in 64).- Crystal Palace are winless in their last five Premier League games (D2 L3); their worst run since Roy Hodgson took charge back in September 2017. – Spurs have conceded just one goal in their last six games against the Eagles in the Premier League, winning all six meetings.  – In fact, Spurs have won three consecutive away league games against Crystal Palace for the first time in their history.- Only Darren Anderton (67) has provided more assists for Spurs in the Premier League than Christian Eriksen (45), who is now joint-second for the club alongside Aaron Lennon.- The Eagles haven’t won any of their eight Premier League games when Wilfried Zaha didn’t feature this season (P8 W0 D0 L8). read morelast_img read more

Ohio State Insider Shares Updated Timeline For Urban Meyer Decision

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer before an Ohio State football game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warm ups before the start of their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State’s investigation into head coach Urban Meyer was supposed to be completed on Sunday night. We haven’t heard anything official from the school yet, but we assume that everything has been wrapped up.What happens next?An Ohio State insider, Tom Orr, has shared an updated timeline for a decision on the future of Urban Meyer.The rundown: Don’t expect anything to happen today.From his report:The 24-hour notice rule means that the Board of Trustees meeting can’t happen before sometime late Tuesday. That means the earliest you could possibly hear an announcement on Meyer’s future is Tuesday night.More likely, it would come sometime on Wednesday or perhaps even Thursday.The big tipoff will come when the Board of Trustees schedules its meeting. Once that happens, a final decision will likely be just a day or two away.Ohio State’s president released the following statement on Urban Meyer and the investigation on Friday:The independent working group directing the investigation involving Urban Meyer announced today that the investigation will be completed on Sunday, as planned. The investigators will then prepare a report for the working group to be delivered next week.Following receipt, the working group will share the report with the Board of Trustees in an executive session to be held next week. As required by law, public notice of the meeting will be released at least 24 hours in advance. Following deliberations with the board, and appropriate time for consideration, President Michael V. Drake will announce his decision.Ohio State’s Board of Trustees had formed a special, independent working group to direct this investigation. Former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson serves as chair of the working group. The investigation is being led by former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White. White is a senior chair with the national law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and is also a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.Additional details will be shared next week.Ohio State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Ryan Day is leading the team in Urban Meyer’s absence.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Bernier to CaesarChavannes You think the world revolves around your skin colour

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has reproached a fellow MP for being too focused on the colour of her skin.In a Twitter message published Saturday afternoon, he accused Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who is black, of thinking “the world revolves around (her) skin colour.”Bernier was reacting to a Globe and Mail article in which the author says Caesar-Chavannes “focuses less on policy and more on personal matters.”Bernier quoted that passage in his tweet, adding that it’s an approach vastly different from his own.“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.“You think the world revolves around your skin colour. My goal is to bring better policies to all Canadians. That’s an MP’s job.”Caesar-Chavannes responded with a message of her own in which she pointed out that she deals with policy on a daily basis.“Unlike you however, I can focus on policy while also shifting the status quo and increasing awareness,” wrote the MP from Whitby, Ont.“That’s what happens when you #AddWomen. We get more done!”This is not the first time the two MPs have tangled on Twitter.They had a heated exchange in March after Bernier criticized the government’s decision to set aside funds in the budget for programs designed for Canadians with minority backgrounds.Caesar-Chavannes, who has been outspoken on issues of race, responded with a message on Twitter in which she told Bernier to “check your privilege and be quiet.”She later apologized for telling Bernier to shut up and offered to meet him to discuss the issue in person — an invitation Bernier declined.Caesar-Chavannes returned to the issue in the Globe interview, explaining that Bernier’s privilege is that he won’t ever know what it’s like to “live with colour.“You sit there and say you don’t see it. Well, good for you, because you’ve never had to experience it, sweetheart,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.That term of endearment was one Bernier did not appear to appreciate, judging by his Twitter response on Saturday.“By the way, I’m not your ‘sweetheart,’” he wrote.last_img read more

Imagine Dragons Singer Gets Vocal About Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis

first_imgDan Reynolds, lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, is partnering with the Spondylitis Association of America and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation to launch This AS Life Live!, the first interactive talk show for patients with AS by patients with AS.This AS Life Live! aims to increase awareness of AS, the impact it can have on people and the importance of appropriate disease management.“When I started to have symptoms of AS, my band was just beginning to take off and I was newly married. From the outside, everything was going great for me, but what many people didn’t know was that I was often in severe pain that left me unable to sleep at night or move around on stage – something that was very unlike me,” said Reynolds. “Because it doesn’t exhibit any external signs or symptoms, AS truly is an invisible disease. It nearly took away many of my life’s biggest joys, like holding my child and performing live on stage.”AS is a chronic inflammatory condition that can lead to severe pain and discomfort.1 Reynolds was diagnosed with AS at age 20 when a family member recognized his symptoms and advised him to see a doctor. He has been living with AS and managing his symptoms for nearly ten years, and is the third member of his family to be diagnosed with the disease.“I am stoked to be a part of this new series, and help bring the realities of the AS patient experience to life. The challenges I have faced are what drive my passion to discuss my experiences and be a part of the larger AS patient community,” said Reynolds. “I hope that This AS Life Live! will provide much-needed information and support to patients and their caregivers.”Each episode of the series will feature Reynolds interviewing a different patient, focusing on a unique aspect of their daily life with AS, such as exercise, relationships, the workplace and physician visits. Episodes of This AS Life Live! will air on ThisASLife.com – a vibrant, online global community that provides a supportive environment for patients. In addition to the episodes, the website offers:· Disease information and symptom management tips· Tips on improving doctor/patient communication· Lifestyle management tips written by AS patients and expert rheumatologists from around the world to help more patients stay healthy with their diseaseEpisodes will also be available on StopAS.org.“We are excited to partner with Novartis on This AS Life Live! to drive awareness and encourage a stronger patient-physician dialogue,” said Richard Howard, Associate Executive Director of the Spondylitis Association of America and an AS patient. “It is critical that people who live with or are at risk of developing AS are educated and empowered to speak with their doctors about how to effectively manage the disease. Our hope is that This AS Life Live! will inspire more conversations about this often-overlooked and misdiagnosed condition.”In the United States, more than one million people are impacted by the disease. AS usually begins in patients between the ages of 20 and 30, but can occur as late as 40 to 50. In the most advanced AS cases, the inflammation of the spinal joints causes the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position, sometimes creating a stooped posture.“Those living with the painful, but often outwardly invisible signs and symptoms of AS need to know that they are not alone in their fight to best manage their disease,” said Fabrice Chouraqui, US President at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, “At Novartis, we are honored to work with the Spondylitis Association of America and Dan Reynolds on This AS Life Live! to encourage the community to share their stories and offer the needed support and resources to bring awareness to this hidden disease.”To learn more about This AS Life Live! and AS, please visit ThisASLife.com or StopAS.org.last_img read more

US Navy ship Rushmore leaves Colombo

During her stay in the country, the ship’s crew members visited places of tourist interest in Sri Lanka and took part in several programmes organized by the Sri Lanka Navy. (Colombo Gazette) The United States Navy ship “Rushmore” which arrived at the port of Colombo on the 21st of December on a six day goodwill visit, left Colombo today, the Sri Lanka Navy said.The Sri Lanka Navy accorded a customary farewell to the ship in compliance with naval traditions.

New heavy truck market has steady start to 2017

Demand for new HGVs remains stable in Q1 2017, up 0.4% on same quarter last year.Rigid and artic segments remain buoyant following exceptional growth in 2016, up 0.4% and 0.5% respectively.10,406 vehicles registered in first quarter, matching strong levels of 2016.SEE HGV REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDThe new HGV (heavy goods vehicle) market in the UK remained steady in the first quarter of 2017, according to figures released by SMMT. More than 10,000 new commercial vehicles over six tonnes were registered in the first three months of the year, a 0.4% increase compared with Q1 2016.Demand for rigid vehicles grew 0.4, with a 17.2% rise in the >6-16T segment offsetting a -8.1% decline in the >16T segment. Meanwhile, registrations of artic vehicles matched 2016 levels, up 0.5% to 3,914 units. Tractors were the most popular body type for HGVs in the first three months of the year, accounting for 37.6% of the heavy goods vehicles that hit British roads in Q1.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,The stable start to the year for the heavy truck market is welcome news, particularly as it follows such a strong first quarter in 2016. HGVs are essential for transporting goods around the country and are vital for the UK economy. Almost all HGVs are powered by diesel, and thanks to heavy investment by industry the latest Euro VI CVs hitting our roads today are the cleanest and safest ever. Download the full press release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Van Scoyoc 3 others join Dodgers coaching staff for 2019

LOS ANGELES — Robert Van Scoyoc has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as hitting coach, along with Dino Ebel as third base coach, Aaron Bates as assistant hitting coach and Chris Gimenez as game planning coach.Van Scoyoc is on a major league coaching staff for the first time after spending last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He returns to the Dodgers, where he was the hitting consultant in 2016-17. The 32-year-old has worked with such big-league hitters as J.D. Martinez and the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor as a private hitting instructor since 2011.Van Scoyoc replaces Turner Ward, who joined the Reds’ staff.Ebel rejoins the Dodgers after 14 years with the Los Angeles Angels, including nine seasons as third base coach and four seasons as bench coach. The 52-year-old spent 17 years with the Dodgers as a minor league player, coach and manager.Bates was promoted to assistant hitting coach Wednesday for his first stint at the major-league level. The 34-year-old coach will also be involved with the development of the organizations’ minor league hitters. The former minor leaguer is in his fifth season with the Dodgers organization.Gimenez joins the Dodgers after a 10-year major-league career with Cleveland, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Texas, Minnesota and the Cubs, with whom he played last season.Returning to manager Dave Roberts’ staff are: pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, bench coach Bob Geren, hitting strategist Brant Brown, first base coach George Lombard and bullpen coach Mark Prior.___For more AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/Baseball and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

The Three Epic Early Champions League Showdowns

Roma4717663217+16+4+1 How the draw affected Champions League oddsTeams’ chances of making each round, before and after the draw Shakhtar30823792+7+10 TEAMQTRSSEMISFINALQTRSSEMISFINALQTRSSEMISFINAL BEFORE DRAWAFTER DRAWDIFFERENCE Liverpool51239592611+8+3+2 Juventus562913562913000 Man City633619874925+24+13+6 Besiktas244<171<1-17-30 Chelsea4118724115-17-7-2 Man United4518764249+19+6+2 Tottenham57241044208-13-4-2 PSG714425452817-26-16-8 Real Madrid745031553823-19-12-8 Porto3714541155+4+10 Sevilla33923692+300 Barcelona795636765536-3-10 Basel2351133<1-10-2-1 Bayern69%45%26%93%61%36%+24%+16%+10% The draw for the Champions League round of 16 is set, and even though the first games will not be played for two months, we already know that at least one true European power will be eliminated before the quarterfinals kick off, and a couple more elite clubs could be in trouble. This is because the Champions League draw pitted some of the best teams in the world against each other in early clashes. According to Soccer Power Index, six of the nine best teams to make the knockouts have been drawn against each other. These three matchups — each of which consists of two games, one at each club’s home grounds — should give the Round of 16 a new level of drama.Tottenham Hotspur vs. JuventusJuventus has made the Champions League finals twice in the last three seasons, while Tottenham’s last semifinals appearance in a major tournament came in the 1984 UEFA Cup. SPI nonetheless projects this as a close match, giving Juventus a small 56 to 44 percent advantage in chance to advance. By the underlying numbers, not too much separates these two teams. Spurs may be sixth in the Premier League standings, but the clubs are bunched tightly together, and just four points separate Tottenham from third-place Chelsea. By expected goals, a statistical measure of the quality of chances created and conceded, Tottenham fares even better. The North London side’s plus-17.5 expected goal difference is second-best in the league behind Manchester City.Meanwhile Juventus, despite a 12-2-2 record in Italy, looks somewhat more vulnerable than it has in the past. Through 16 matches in Serie A, Juve has conceded 19 clear scoring chances, which are defined as opportunities in which a player is expected to score, like when a shooter is one-on-one with the goalie. That works out to a little over one clear chance conceded per match, which isn’t bad, but over the last three seasons, Juventus has averaged 20 clear chances conceded per full season — or roughly 0.5 per match. The defense, shorn of superstar Leonardo Bonucci, has not yet fully come together. Tottenham will be hoping that the defense does not cohere before this February clash.Chelsea vs. BarcelonaSPI ranks Barcelona as the best team in the world, and the Blaugranes had the misfortune to draw Chelsea, the world’s ninth-best team. Despite the big names here, SPI projects this matchup to go chalk. Chelsea’s chance of making the quarterfinals dropped from 41 to 24 percent after the draw was announced, while Barcelona’s moved only slightly, from 79 to 76 percent.These two sides’ statistical profiles offer a study in the importance of generating quality chances. This year, Barcelona has outshot its opponents 230 to 162. Chelsea’s shot difference is nearly identical: 240 to 170. However, Barca has outscored its opponents by 31 goals, easily surpassing Chelsea’s plus-15 goal difference. The reason is chance quality, as measured by expected goals. Barcelona has created so many good scoring chances that the club averages 0.16 expected goals per shot. This is not to say Chelsea is just wildly firing everything at net — its 0.1 expected goals per shot attempt is about average but inferior to the otherworldly Barca number. All this is to say that Barcelona deserves its large edge in goals, and this is a big part of the reason that SPI projects Barcelona as big favorites.The hope that Chelsea fans will be clinging to is that the last time the Blues were huge underdogs against Barcelona, they pulled off an all-time upset in the 2012 Champions League semifinals, en route to an unlikely trophy. This year, Chelsea would need another dose of that good fortune in the round of 16.Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-GermainSpurs-Juve and Chelsea-Barca are fun, but this is the clear marquee matchup of the first round. Real vs. PSG is a matchup you might expect in the semifinals, and it wouldn’t have been half bad as a final. How rough a draw was this for PSG and Madrid? Before the draw, the two teams combined for a 30 percent chance of winning the Champions League, according to Soccer Power Index. Now the teams’ combined chance is only 22 percent. Real Madrid fell from 17 to 13 percent, and PSG dropped from 13 to 9 percent. Manchester City, which was fortunate to draw FC Basel, has moved up to third in the SPI projections for eventual champion, tied with Real Madrid and ahead of PSG.Here’s how the draw affected each team remaining in the tournament based on its projected chance of reaching the semifinals, reaching the finals and winning it all: Madrid and PSG both have oodles of world-class talent, but even with over 40 percent of the season done, both clubs are difficult to evaluate. Real Madrid stands a disappointing fourth in La Liga. Its struggles appear to be mostly with finishing, as Real has scored 27 non-penalty goals but created 35.5 expected goals. If the finishing improves, Real should be fine, and SPI continues to view this side among the world’s best. But any vulnerability in a team that should be as dominant as Real Madrid is a little worrying.PSG pose a harder question still. The Parisian side has dominated Ligue 1 and holds a nine-point lead over second-place Lyon. But Ligue 1 is just not that good. There are no other Ligue 1 sides in the SPI top 20, while Italy has five clubs among the world’s best, Spain has four, and England has its big six. The test will come in the Champions League, which is the only competition where PSG matches up against clubs of similar strength. This showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real, these 180 minutes across two tilts, is why PSG spent untold millions on Neymar last summer and is scheduled to deliver another dump truck worth of cash next summer to turn the loan of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe into a permanent addition. The duo’s combined 15 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 are nice, but given the money the team has spent and the weakness of its league, Neymar and Mbappe can only truly pay off in the Champions League. An opportunity to prove their worth comes early in the round of 16.Whoever emerges from this matchup will be one of the favorites for the trophy, having demonstrated their strength and eliminated a top contender. read more

2018 Big Ten Football Preview Wisconsin Badgers

Location: Madison, Wisconsin2017 Record: 13-1 (9-0)Head Coach: Paul Chryst2018 record: 3-1 (1-0)All-time record vs. OSU: 18-59What has happened thus far in 2018:Wisconsin opened the season with three straight non-conference home games that it was expected to win with ease. While the Badgers easily handled Western Kentucky and New Mexico, 34-3 and 45-14 respectively, the BYU Cougars came into Camp Randall Stadium looking for a fight. The Badgers and Cougars traded touchdowns through most of the game before BYU took a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Wisconsin got in position to kick a field goal to tie it, but BYU iced Wisconsin’s kicker with a pair of timeouts, leading to a missed kick and securing BYU’s 24-21 win. Coming off the loss, Wisconsin traveled to Iowa where, after going back and forth for most of the game, the Badgers scored two touchdowns in the final minute to win their first Big Ten outing 28-17. Impact Player:Sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor is picking up where he left off after his freshman campaign, where he gained over 2,000 yards from scrimmage. Through four games, he’s averaging 157 yards on the ground — 6.2 yards per carry — with a season-high 253 yards on 33 carries against New Mexico. Look for him to be more involved with the passing game this year, as he’s already approaching the total number of receptions he had last year.Strengths:While Taylor has performed as advertised, junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook has seemingly taken his next step in Wisconsin’s offense. He’s improved across the board, including yards per attempt and passer rating. He’s also cut down on his interceptions. He led the Badgers downfield to give them a chance to tie against BYU and orchestrated the game-winning drive against Iowa in a display of clutch passing ability that wasn’t present in previous seasons with him at the helm. On the defense, the Badgers have held their opponents to only 172.8 passing yards per game and a completion percentage of 58 percent, good for a top 20 defense in the country through four games.Weaknesses:The receiving corps for Wisconsin is thin, with only six receivers having at least two receptions after four games. Junior wide receiver A.J. Taylor and freshman tight end Jake Ferguson have combined for 27 of the team’s 61 total receptions and are the only two receivers with double-digit catches on the roster. The Badgers’ run defense has given up 4.4 yards per carry, allowing 135 rushing yards per game, which are high given the lack of quality opponents so far. Wisconsin still has teams like Michigan and Penn State left on its schedule, both averaging over 200 yards on the ground, so the Badgers will have to fortify their run defense before they take on these run-heavy teams. read more

Isuzu brand officially launched in Guyana under Marics

One of the vehicles that was launched, the Isuzu mu-XMarics and Company Limited has officially launched the Isuzu brand of vehicles in Guyana, and has promised the best quality and performance from the new product.The company expressed that it has embarked on this new venture as of this month, to become the dealer for the Isuzu brand.According to the company, Isuzu is the leading diesel engine manufacturer in the commercial sector along with over 100 years of experience in the field.The Isuzu D-Max was launched, which is the only pickup in the market, produced by a commercial vehicle producer. The vehicle is a combination of “energetics sports styling and Isuzu innovation with a fresh new design”.Adding to that, the new Isuzu mu-X was also introduced by the company and was made to “express the true interpretation of an SUV” with excellent terrain performance.Marics started its operation in Guyana in 1966, selling mainly automobiles, motorcycles and power products. Presently, they are known for serving power products, ATVs and outboard markets. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCarlsberg Beer launches new promotionMay 29, 2015In “Business”1000 jobs to be created with launch of new call centre in GeorgetownJanuary 16, 2016In “Business”3rd Petra/Limacol Football tournament officially launchedAugust 25, 2018In “latest news” read more

Slavko Goluza about series of Tatran Presov breathes with the club

Slovakian Tatran Presov are in TOP form at the start of the season. Despite they had to play without two important players in backline, Kasal and Krok, and fact that Oliver Rabek just came back after injury, team led by Croatian coach Slavko Goluza made three important wins in just seven days – against Besiktas Mogaz (away) and Bjerringbro Silkeborg (home) in EHF Champions League, but also Meshkov Brest (away) at SEHA Gazprom League.It is a huge euphoria in Presov. Hall was sold out against Silkeborg, more than 3.000 fans. I don’t know when city of Presov was breathing with Tatran in this way. That is something what I wanted when I arrived. We need time to move some things in some direction. We are working hard. My left and right hand, Miro Bericki, helping me a lot. I know that we can’t live from few wins and high-fives. This team need to use any chance to prove. I am satisfied, calm, dedicated to my job. Nobody works me behind my back, like it was before, people don’t invent some stories, like they did on some other place. I stay the same, my job is handball and I am in. I made respectable squad from Tatran, who was two years ago team like it was. I am happy to hear comments from my colleague all around Europe, but I am with both feet on the ground. That has to be repeated from match to match – said Slavko Goluza in an interview for Balkan-Handball.com. HC Tatran PresovSlavko Goluza ← Previous Story EHF CL BEST 7: Three Croats, Mem, Myrhol, Svan Hansen and Bodo Next Story → Tim Hornke to replace Robert Weber at SC Magdeburg read more

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

first_imgMARGARET THATCHER’S GOVERNMENT considered changing the border in Northern Ireland to bring some predominantly Catholic areas into the Republic of Ireland, British state papers have revealed.The Financial Times reports (subscription needed) that the proposal was discussed by the UK cabinet to “produce a more homogeneous population in Northern Ireland”.The 1984 plan was ditched however with the then NI Secretary Jim Prior noting that it would only be considered, “if we were faced with imminent civil war, or as a result of civil war but I do not believe that we have reached that stage.”The documents laid out negotiations between the Irish and British Governments in the run up to the 1985 Anglo-Irish agreement with the FT reporting that they detailed a “pessimistic tone” about whether a deal could be done.“The Irish want more than we can give and always will. I doubt whether we shall find a way forward,” Thatcher is reported to have said.The Guardian is also reporting the former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald had considered holding  a referendum to give up the Republic’s constitutional claim on Northern Ireland in return for a number of concessions.The proposed compromise included reforms of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the introduction of north-south “mixed courts” with judges drawn from both sides of the border.But continued violence hampered negotiations between the Irish and British Government’s, with the IRA’s 1984 bombing of the Brighton Hotel during the Conservative conference almost derailing talks completely.After the bombing, which killed five prominent Conservatives including one MP, Thatcher is reported to have said, “The events of Thursday night at Brighton mean that we must go very slow on these talks, if not stop them. It would look as if we were bombed into making concessions to the Republic.”Read: Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK >Read: Paisley wanted NI families visiting prisoners in Republic to be paid for >last_img read more

Frances final World Cup squad announced

first_imgFrance have announced their final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia with the likes of Karim Benzema  and Alexandre Lacazette surprisingly being omittedBoth forwards have struggled at their respective club this season with Benzema, in particular, struggling to find the back of the net at Real Madrid on a consistent basis with only five goals in 31 La Liga appearances to his name this season.Meanwhile, Lacazette struggled to get to grips with the demands of English football in his first season at Arsenal but he had scored eight goals in his last 10 appearances for the Gunners at the end of his debut campaign.The 26-year-old won the last of his 16 caps for France in a 2-2 friendly draw with Germany in November.Head coach Didier Deschamps has also left out Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who has struggled to start regularly under Jose Mourinho in his two years in charge at Old Trafford.The 22-year-old did start in France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in March, but it appears he has not done enough to convince Deschamps that he was worthy of a place.Also missing out is Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet, who went off injured during the Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.Despite having been out injured for almost the entire campaign, Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has been included.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…France World Cup Squad:Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG)Defenders: Djibril Sidibé (AS Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco)Attackers: Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea FC), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fékir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)Reserves: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Mathieu Debuchy (St Étienne), Lucas Digne (FC Barcelona), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea). (Obtained by GetFootballNewsFrance)last_img read more

Philipp Max denies United and PSG offers

first_imgAugsburg full-back Philipp Max has dismissed claims that Manchester United and PSG have made offers for him this summer.Max has been reportedly linked with Manchester United and PSG, but recently decided to a new contract with Augsburg, which will keep him at the club till 2022.The 24-year-old is familiar with all the transfer rumours and speculations he has read in the papers but insists he hasn’t received any concrete offers from either clubs.“Some things you read in the newspaper, some things are passed on through your agent”, he told Lattenkreuz.de., via TeamTalk.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was not that I was dealing with an offer.“It was important for me to focus on pre-season. I think that went quite well.”Max understands that his future is dependent on what offers that could arrive in the nearest future.“It always depends on whether there are specific requests. That was not the case this summer.”last_img read more

CSA awakens with elections announced

first_img PDM gets 22 potential candidate applications; public meeting tomorrow Related Items:Civil Servants Association, election STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 1ST JUNE 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Feb 2016 – The Civil Servants Association has awakened from a deep slumber; one that lasted nearly four years and the organization gets up and out with a bang.Election of new officers for the CSA is announced and March 1st will see those interested in heading the group which represents all government workers, offer as candidates. And it appears this will be an interesting race for the top posts. Government last week announced that: Nomination Day is this Tuesday; that on March 4th those nominees will be reveled and by March 23rd, there will be an election. The President and Vice president posts will be revealed on April 1st; ironically that is April Fool’s Day but it also one month from the start of the CSA election process. Many see the CSA as a launch pad to national political office, especially after Premier Rufus Ewing went from its President to being Premier of the TCI. Recommended for you CSA confirms four nominees for public workers elections Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

In Our Communities

first_img ADC AUTHOR The Des Moines Water Works plans more testing for PFAS pollutants at the Iowa Air National Guard base after levels 200 times the federal governments health advisory were detected, according to a report by Iowa Public Radio. Water Works officials don’t think PFAS are present in customers’ water lines, but it requires testing because the utility doesn’t routinely screen for PFAS…Michigan will join a growing number of states establishing enforceable regulations for PFAS pollutants in public drinking water, Mlive.com reported. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the state Department of Environmental Quality to begin drafting regulations establishing drinking water standards for PFAS, and expedited draft rules are expected by fall….The Wisconsin GI Bill provides all Wisconsin veterans extra GI Bill benefits, and certain disabled veterans may receive additional benefits for the veteran, their spouse and their children, Military Times reported. Disabled veteran spouses and their children could each receive up to 128 credit hours, or eight semesters of free tuition and related fees, which may be used as the same time as the veteran and each other at any school in the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Technical College for all levels of higher education.Fort McCoy, Wis. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkollast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Member Service Representative at Planet FitnessFull-Time Medical Record Support at AllOne HealthFull-Time Animal Care Technician at Raps ConsultingFull-Time Chemical Operator at KochFull-Time Financial Analyst II at Charles River LabsPart-Time Machine Operator at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Service Coordinator at Trinity SolarFull-Time/Part-Time Cashiers at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Regional Sales Leader at Bimbo Bakeries USAPart-Time Babysitter For Wilmington 16-Month-Old(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Mahesh Babu reveals why he preferred Anil Ravipudi over Sukumar

first_imgMahesh Babu in MaharshiTwitterSuperstar Mahesh Babu has broken his silence over his 26thmovie during the promotion of Maharshi and revealed the reason for rejecting Sukumar’s movie and opting for Anil Ravipudi’s film.On Sukumar’s birthday in January, Mahesh Babu announced that he was joining hands with the director again after 1: Nenokkadine. Months later, he surprised everyone, by opting out of his movie quoting creative difference. He had also gone to accept the offer of young director Anil Ravipudi. Irked director had gone on bring Allu Arjun on board for his upcoming movie.These sudden developments had created a lot of buzz in the media with many speculations doing round in the air. But Mahesh Babu had stayed away from responding to anyone of the rumours. The actor, who is waiting to release Maharshi on May 7, opened to on the actual reason for rejecting Sukumar’s film.In an interview, Mahesh Babu said that he had asked Sukumar to come up with an entertaining script, but he failed to do so. Post-Rangasthalam, I was expecting an entertaining story from Sukumar but he narrated an intense script. Things did not work out and that is the reason I accepted Anil Ravipudi’s film which I will announce soon,” the superstar told 123Telugu. Mahesh Babu and SukumarTwitterMahesh Babu, who is confident about Vamshi Paidipally’s script, says that Maharshi is different from Srimanthudu, but it will create a similar impact on society after its release. “Maharshi has a peculiar and strong point. It has been narrated on an emotional note and will directly affect society too. Now, how it will do and what will be the later effects will be known only after the film releases,” said the actor.Mahesh Babu appears three different getups like student, businessman and farmer in Maharshi. The actor the role of the student was the biggest challenge him. “Pulling off the college student’s role was very difficult. Right from the body language, dialogues, and looks I had to work very hard for that. I had many apprehensions doing that part but with Vamsi’s support I pulled it off,” added the superstar.last_img read more