Watch | Athlete Rameshwar Gurjar fails in SAI trials, says will try once again

first_imgRameshwar Gurjar gave his first Sports Authority of India (SAI) trial at TT Stadium in Bhopal on August 19. The 24-year-old did not qualify in his first professional test.Gurjar is an athlete who was seen in a viral video sprinting barefoot 100 meters in 11 seconds. A tweet by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, brought the sportsman to the limelight. In the tweet Mr Chouhan had urged the Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to lend a helping hand to Rameshwar.After Mr. Rijiju assured to put him in an athletics academy, SAI asked him to report at its Bhopal Centre. The athlete is also known as the Usain Bolt of Madhya Pradesh.last_img

Ex-Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies of throat cancer at 45

first_imgTito Vilanova, the coach who succeeded Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and won the Spanish league title in his only season in charge, died Friday following a long battle with throat cancer. He was 45.Vilanova, who has battled a recurring tumor in a saliva gland, was admitted to a local hospital in Barcelona last week. He reportedly had emergency surgery on Thursday.”It is with sadness that Barcelona must announce that Francesc ‘Tito’ Vilanova has died today at the age of 45,” Barcelona said in a statement on its website. “The death of our former coach occurred this afternoon when he could not overcome this disease which he had battled since 2011.”Several of Barcelona’s players paid their respects to Vilanova and offered their condolences to his family.Lionel Messi posted a photograph of himself with Vilanova on his Facebook page with the message: “We will always remember you. All my sympathy goes to Tito’s family.”Goalkeeper Victor Valdes wrote on Twitter that Vilanova was “one of the best managers I have had in my career. Thanks for all that you have given us.”Vilanova first became ill in November 2011, while still an assistant to Guardiola, and took a leave of absence after undergoing surgery. The soft-spoken Vilanova returned and took over from Guardiola the next season, when he led Barcelona to the Spanish league title with a record-tying 100 points.Vilanova had a second tumor removed in December 2012 and traveled to New York several times during the season to receive further treatment before returning to the sidelines.In April 2013, Vilanova said he felt fine and “had never thought about quitting.” He finished the season before suddenly being forced to resign following a relapse in July.As an assistant, Vilanova helped Guardiola propel Barcelona into its most successful period and transform a team led by Lionel Messi into the world’s best.With a team that also included several of the players that led Spain to the World Cup title in 2010, Barcelona won 14 of a possible 19 major trophies from 2008-12 under Guardiola before adding the league title with Vilanova in 2013.Despite the impressive league display, Vilanova was unable to win another Champions League title last season. Barcelona lost to eventual champion Bayern Munich 7-0 on aggregate in the semifinals, one of its most humbling results of the last decade.As Guardiola’s assistant, Vilanova provided the tactical know-how that helped the coach build one of the best teams in the history of the sport – winning two Champions League titles in its impressive haul.Vilanova will also be remembered for his role in a brawl in the 2010 Spanish Super Cup won by Barcelona, when Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho poked him in the eye.Mourinho, who is now at Chelsea, was among a number of coaches and players around Europe to send his condolences.”Tito Vilanova’s passing is a sad day for football, for Barcelona and most importantly for his family and friends,” Mourinho said.Born in the Catalan village of Bellcaire d’Emporda, Vilanova began his career as a player at Barcelona’s training academy from 1984-89 but never made it to the first team. Instead, he went on to play for clubs such as Celta Vigo and Mallorca before his career was cut short by a serious knee injury.Vilanova then went into coaching and got a job in Barcelona’s youth system, tutoring current players Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas and Messi. Vilanova left to work as sport director at third-division club Terrassa before returning to Barcelona to take over the club’s “Barca B” feeder team.Vilanova is survived by his wife, Montse Chaure, and two children. His son Adrian is currently in Barcelona’s youth academy.last_img read more

Ateneo nears elims sweep, ousts UE

first_imgPhoto from UAAPANTIPOLO – Ateneo moved within a couple of wins from an outright finals slot while eliminating University of the East with an emphatic 84-50 triumph last Sunday in UAAP Season 82 basketball tournament atYnares Center.Isaac Go fired a season-high 13 points, while Ange Kouame and Thirdy Ravena contributed 11 each for Ateneo, which had 14 of its 16 players entering the scoring column in their 12th straight win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT The Eagles led by as many as 36 points in the final period as they eliminated the Red Warriors from contention in the Final Four.With the outcome settled as early as the end of the third period, Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin had the luxury of playing rookies Geo Chiu and Jason Credo, who combined for eight points in the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Eagles’ unforgiving defense held the Warriors to just 35 points in the first three periods.UE, which got off to a promising start in the second round with an 80-74 upset of Adamson, just shot 33 percent as it fell to a fourth straight defeat. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Andy Murray reaches 1st final since hip surgery in Antwerp LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alex Diakhite finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds, but Rey Suerte was the only other player in twin digits with 10 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Mexico qualifies for 2018 World Cup

first_imgWC Qualification CONCACAF Mexico qualifies for 2018 World Cup Last updated 2 years ago 11:27 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Chicharito Mexico Confederations Cup WC Qualification CONCACAF Mexico Panama World Cup Mexico v Panama El Tri became the first CONCACAF side to book a trip to Russia for next summer’s tournament after defeating Panama in Mexico City Mexico locked down a spot in the 2018 World Cup following a 1-0 victory over Panama in Mexico City on Friday.El Tri are the fifth team to qualify for the competition in Russia, joining the host nation, Brazil, Iran and Japan.The win over Panama moved El Tri three points clear atop the group in the final round of qualifying, and they are guaranteed a top-three finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Four years ago, Mexico struggled to earn a place in the World Cup in Brazil, earning the 32nd and final spot following a two-legged playoff with New Zealand.Coach Juan Carlos Osorio will have three more qualifying games to fine-tune his squad for a run in Russia.El Tri are undefeated in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying, with five wins and two draws.last_img read more

Elliot Daly declares himself fit to make England comeback against France

first_imgSix Nations 2018 Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook “I just want to play rugby whatever game there is. Next weekend there isn’t a game for Wasps so I would love to be considered for the France game if possible. I just want to train well, get fit and see what happens..”England, beaten 25-13 by Scotland at Murrayfield, will gather for training in London this weekend having cut short their camp in Oxford because of the weather. Daly’s lack of match practice would seem to make an instant recall to the starting XV unlikely but Eddie Jones, likes to select players based on what he sees in training. “The training here is suited to getting you back quicker,” Daly said. “We’re at match intensity all the time pushing yourself to the limit. If you can do that then you can do it in a game.“Eddie chucks us the ball and usually it’s a ‘one shot, one kill’ scenario. If you drop the ball you’re defending.If you train well and make a good impression then you have a chance of being picked.”Competition for places in the back three is intense, with Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonny May and Jack Nowell vying for three starting berths, and Daly believes the squad will respond swiftly to the Murrayfield defeat. “We are going to lose games but it is how we bounce back from that. The mood is positive.” England rugby union team Since you’re here… Share via Email Six Nations Share on Messenger Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Read more news Nolli Waterman: ‘I’m very driven – what I do after retiring must be challenging’ … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Topics Share on WhatsApp Elliot Daly is ready and willing to help revive England’s Six Nations campaign in Paris next week. The British & Irish Lions Test wing has not played since damaging an ankle joint in mid-December but is back in full training and, if selected, is confident of being fit to face France.Daly was injured after landing awkwardly on his left ankle against La Rochelle and a tight calf has also meant he has not played for Wasps or England since. “I’m feeling good; fit and ready to go in my opinion,” said the 25-year-old, who started all three of England’s November Tests, scoring three tries. “It was just a minor calf thing … I was coming back early from my ankle so it’s probably turned out even. Rugby unionlast_img read more

Castleford resist incredible Leeds comeback to win by single point

first_img Since you’re here… Super League XXIII (2018) Leeds Rhinos Castleford began superbly, scoring 24 unanswered points in a blistering 20-minute spell. They started the scoring when Gale kicked on for his half-back partner, Jamie Ellis, to touch down, and then doubled the lead in incredible fashion when a width-of-the-field play was finished by James Clare – before further tries from Alex Foster and Junior Moors made it 24-0.But how Leeds responded. Their revival was inspired by two players at the opposite ends of their careers: in the pack, the outstanding Jamie Jones-Buchanan produced another all-action 80-minute display, and at full-back off the bench, Jack Walker further enhanced his reputation. The fact that Leeds did not concede another try once Walker had emerged on to the field epitomised the impact he had on their fortunes.The comeback began when the captain, Kallum Watkins, finished magnificently from a towering Richie Myler kick, before a try from Ash Handley further reduced the deficit. Leeds were suddenly on top, but Gale’s drop goal on the hooter, the only point Castleford scored in the final 55 minutes, stretched the lead back out to 15.The Leeds’ cause was not helped when the forward, Brad Singleton, was sent to the sin bin. But even without him the Rhinos clawed back the deficit further when Handley scored his second. Watkins soon followed suit with 10 minutes left, before Ryan Hall reduced the gap to a solitary point with a wonderful finish. Agonisingly, though, Watkins pushed the decisive conversion wide and, somehow, Castleford held on.Elsewhere, a hat-trick from the wing, Tom Lineham, helped Warrington beat Wakefield 32-34, their second consecutive victory in Super League. The Wolves trailed at half-time against a Wakefield side looking for their fifth win in six games, before tries from Mike Cooper and Ben Murdoch-Masila secured victory. Catalans remain bottom of Super League heading into the Easter period following their sixth defeat in seven games. The Dragons were beaten 42-16 at Hull, the Black and Whites scoring seven tries to Catalans’ two as they ran out comfortable winners ahead of the first Hull derby of the season next Friday.St Helens continue to set the pace at the top of the table heading into Easter, following a comfortable 30-6 victory over Hull KR. Wigan remain in second after a comprehensive victory over Huddersfield, who remain in the bottom four. Share on Twitter Share via Email Support The Guardian Castleford held on to rebuff a remarkable comeback from the Super League champions, Leeds Rhinos, for their fourth successive victory – with Luke Gale’s 40th-minute drop goal ultimately the difference as the Tigers won the first meeting between the sides since last October’s Grand Final.The most anticipated match of the season to date did not disappoint. Leeds had set an ambitious target of breaking the all-time crowd figure for a regular-season Super League game here, set in 2005 when 24,005 watched Wigan play St Helens at the DW Stadium. While the final figure fell just short of that total, Leeds were able to register their own highest attendance in Super League history, with 23,246 watching the best game of the campaign thus far. Read more Share on LinkedIn Josh Charnley says he returns to rugby league a more confident player Super Leaguecenter_img Rugby league Share on Messenger Castleford match reports … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Scott Parker looks to get fans on side for Fulham’s daunting salvation bid

first_imgScott Parker is relishing the challenge of facing the Premier League’s top clubs as he prepares for a daunting introduction to management with Fulham.The former England midfielder begins his interim tenure at home to west London rivals Chelsea on Sunday after replacing the sacked Claudio Ranieri. The 19th-placed Cottagers, who are 10 points from the last safe spot and facing an immediate return to the Championship, also host title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City before the end of the month.“This was a team that went through a hard season in the Championship for these moments,” said Parker. “OK, it’s a tough ask, but I know sitting in this position I’m relishing this opportunity of playing against these top teams, top players and top coaches. And I know the players will be as well. I’m looking forward to it massively.” Topics Paul Wilson Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Having represented five different London clubs in his playing career, Parker has plenty of experience of derby matches in the capital. He spent the 2004-05 season at Stamford Bridge and has represented both Chelsea and Fulham in this fixture.While he has not given up hope of masterminding an improbable escape with only 10 games remaining, his main objective this weekend is to restore the faith of the club’s disgruntled supporters. “I understand what is at stake and that it’s a London derby against a very, very good football team,” he said.“In that sense it’s probably not going to be different; what probably will be is you’re standing on the outside hoping your 11 players on the field can transmit what you’ve put into them, and sometimes you’re powerless in that sense. I want to give the players a real clear idea of what I expect, what the club expect and what the fans expect. The most important thing is to make sure the 25,000 fans clap them knowing they gave everything.”Maurizio Sarri was sparing in the advice he was willing to offer his opposite number. The Italian said: “To take this job, you have to love football, but you have to forget everything that is around football. I think so, otherwise it’s impossible to do this job.”Sarri, buoyed by Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham three days after the bizarre climax to the Carabao Cup final, believes the furore around Kepa Arrizabalaga’s behaviour has galvanised his squad. Arrizabalaga was fined and dropped for the Spurs game for his refusal to be substituted just before the penalty shootout won by Manchester City.While Sarri insists the episode is over, he has yet to decide whether the world’s most expensive goalkeeper could return in place of Willy Caballero at Fulham or be recalled for Thursday’s Europa League match with Dynamo Kyiv.“For the players, it was an experience useful for staying more united,” Sarri said. “When there is a difficult situation, I think it’s difficult for everybody, but it is a big opportunity, also. You have to take that opportunity. Of course, it was really a very bad experience but I think we can come out of this situation better than before.” Fulham Premier League Farewell to Fulham for Claudio Ranieri, he will always have Leicester Share via Email Read more news Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Chelsea Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook The Observer Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Football clubs are linking up with prisons to offer coaching – and hope

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Football Facebook David Dein and former England player Alex Scott are both involved in the project. Pinterest The Twinning Project link prisons with their local football clubs, who provide regular sessions, leadership courses and basic refereeing courses for inmates. The main objective is to improve the self-esteem of prisoners and help them gain employment, as only 17% enter the workplace upon their release. Some clubs have also committed to offering prisoners job opportunities, in catering or stewarding, for example.The project is building on work a few clubs have been doing for some time. “A handful of clubs were engaging with prisons independently without any coordination with each other,” says Dein. “Also, for the six clubs that were delivering some form of programme, there are another 86 who are not doing any. So I felt that the consistent, replicable and sustainable delivery of meaningful programmes was what was sorely needed.”Thirty-six clubs have signed up so far. They range from the mightiest – such as European champions Liverpool, league champions Manchester City and Europa League champions Chelsea – to some of the more modest, with Bury the latest to start a coaching programme at HMP Forrest Banks and Notts County coming on board despite their relegation from League Two to the National League. The funding for the programme comes almost exclusively from the clubs’ community foundations. With the endorsement of all the country’s leading football authorities – the Premier League, the EFL, the FA, PFA, LMA and PGMOL – the project has considerable heft. Dein’s former club Arsenal have linked up with HMP Downview, a women’s prison in Surrey. Female prisoners make up around 5% of the total prison population, with about 4,500 currently in custody, and they are four times more likely to self-harm than male prisoners, something Frances Crook of the Howard League for Penal Reform calls “an epidemic of self-mutilation” in women’s prisons.Arsenal are delivering a six-week programme to 12 prisoners, which includes weekly workshops in the classroom and on the football pitch. The course focuses on helping prisoners develop leadership skills, form positive relationships, understand the laws of the game and build their technical football skills.Jamie, one of the women on the programme, says it has been “a great highlight in my life – I have really enjoyed it to the full, reaping more benefits than I expected to gain. Not only the physical side, but the coaching side. Helping me gain positive life skills, more confidence, self-esteem and focus. All of this with my favourite football team. This project is brilliant and it really has brought some positivity in my life. I just wish it was on for longer as I would love to do more of it.” Football helping prisoners: ‘I watch Match of the Day in my cell religiously’ David Dein visited HMP Holme House in Stockton-on-Tees last month. It was a significant landmark for Dein, the former vice-chairman of Arsenal and the FA, and one of the people responsible for the creation of the richest league in world football. In the last six years he has visited all 118 prisons in England and Wales. If there was a groundhopper badge for prisons, Dein would be a fully paid-up member of the 118 club.Dein has been interested in the role football can play in prisoners’ rehabilitation for some time and now he is heading up a project that aims to reduce the chances of prisoners re-offending after their release. The rate of recidivism in the UK is alarmingly high, with 64% of prisoners re-offending within a year of being released. Allied to this, England and Wales have the highest incarceration rates in western Europe, with a total prison population of more than 85,000. That cycle of re-offending costs the country £15bn a year – more than £35,000 per prisoner.When launching the Twinning Project, Dein said: “Football can be a powerful force for good and the Twinning Project will use this to help people change their lives when they are released from prison.” One of Dein’s former players at Arsenal, Ian Wright, was the master of ceremonies at the launch. When he was 19 and had not yet signed his first professional contract at Crystal Palace, Wright was sent to Chelmsford Prison for two weeks after he failed to pay driving offences, an experience he calls his own “wake-up call”. The clubs involved. Share on Twitter Share via Email features Dein is clearly excited about the progress he is seeing at Downview. “One said ‘it’s the first time I have smiled in months’. Another who had a lengthy history of self-harm, which is an acute problem in women’s prisons, said the course had kept her from self-harming and the third referred to the Arsenal lead coach Tom Hartley as ‘actually the first male I feel I can trust’ because he built such a positive relationship with those on the course.” Hartley says the seven weeks he spent at Downview were the most rewarding he had experienced in 18 years of coaching.Jason Swettenham, who joined the prison service in 1992 and now is in charge of physical education within prisons, wants more clubs to sign up to the scheme. “When David goes in to give his talk, he deals in hope,” Swettenham says. “And that is what is in short supply across the prison system. That’s what this project delivers. Hope.”Richard Foster’s book From An Acute Angle is out now and you can follow him on Twitter.center_img Twitter Share on Facebook Guardian Sport Network Share on WhatsApp Facebook Read more Reuse this content Topics Share on Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Share on Messengerlast_img read more

SportingPulse Website Changes

first_imgThese new changes are a mix of front-end and back-end changes, meaning some will be visible to all site users, while others will be noticeable only to website editors – and SportingPulse hopes they are positively embraced by our community of grassroots sport users.Please click on the following attachment or the following link for more information. http://blog.sportingpulse.com/2011/02/more-website-changes-go-live.html Related Filesmore_website_changes_go_live_-pdflast_img

Video: Braxton Miller Hauls In A Football One-Handed While Holding 5 Other Footballs

first_imgBraxton Miller making an amazing one-handed catch.Braxton Miller One-HandedUpdate: Miller posted a video on his own account from a different angle. Earlier: Any concerns over Braxton Miller’s hands following his move to wide receiver could likely be alleviated by watching this video from the Ohio State football Instagram account. In the clip, Miller fields a ball launched from a JUGS machine while holding five other footballs. Ohio State deleted the post for some reason, but For The Win put it on YouTube. Yea, looks like he’s going to adjust just fine. [ For The Win ]last_img

De Jong hoping to continue Cruyff’s legacy at Barcelona

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong will take inspiration from famous predecessors such as the late Johan Cruyff as he looks to settle in to life at Camp Nou. De Jong, 22, became the latest in a long line of players to make the jump from Ajax to Barcelona as he completed a move that had been agreed earlier this year. On Friday the Netherlands international was presented at Camp Nou to fans and the media, and stepped on the famous pitch for the first time decked in a Blaugrana shirt.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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 As well as Cruyff, the likes of Johan Neeskens, Ronald Koeman, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Patrick Kluivert and Marc Overmars have represented the Spanish and Dutch giants – a legacy that De Jong is hoping to do justice.”We have always had a great connection due to Cruyff’s philosophy, Ajax and Barcelona want to play in a similar way and this is fantastic,” De Jong told reporters at his presentation. “This has always been a dream for me since I was small and when I saw it was happening for real it was an easy decisions for me.”De Jong greeted the Camp Nou faithful in Spanish, telling fans he was “very happy and proud to be here, I can’t wait to get started.”😍 We can get used to this⚽️ @DeJongFrenkie21🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/NBkow9EzTv— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 5 de julio de 2019And he went on to highlight the importance of Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu in pushing the deal through. “There were a lot of clubs interested in me and it is a normal process when making a decision, you think of all the options and which is best,” he added. “Barcelona convinced me with a great plan, the other clubs had good plans too but the decision was not easy because a lot of clubs were telling me things and there were moments where I was unclear. “But when the president came to Netherlands I was convinced, my arrival is down to him.”And while De Jong is still at the beginning of his career at the highest level, his part in Ajax’s demolition of Real Madrid in this year’s Champions League may have already endeared him to Barca supporters.”It was very nice, all the Barcelona guys congratulated me and even the president congratulated me… it was all very kind,” he revealed.last_img read more

Review: Double The Fun with Mount Gay Rum

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Gin The Origin Series Volume 2 set will be available starting in November and will retail for around $95. Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Night center_img When it comes to rum, no one has done it as consistently or as long as Mount Gay Rum. Hailing from Barbados, the spirit has been made there since 1703, making it the oldest rum in the world. The Origin Series was created by Master Blender Allen Smith to help consumers gain a deeper understanding of Mount Gay rums by offering a side-by-side comparison in one boxed set. Origin Series Volume One offered consumers virgin and charred casks varieties while this release showcases copper pot and copper column still rums.The rums are 100% identical in ingredients, fermentation, and aging. The only thing that distinguishes the two—and what makes this release so interesting—is the distillation method. One uses 100% copper pot distillation while the other uses, as you might guess, 100% copper column distillation. Usually, these two are blended together to produce their other rums, such as Eclipse, but for this series, Smith wanted to pair them side by side to see how each still imparts its own flavors into the product.Related: 5 Classic Rum Cocktails You Need to KnowColumn StillNose: Like many rums, heavy notes of banana and caramel sweetness that are bolstered by a slight hint of almonds.Palate: A very light-bodied rum that tastes of almond and banana. There is a little bit of toasted oak on the palate as well. These flavors fade into sweetness with very little burn.Finish: A very short and crisp finish. Fruity flavors that are backed by honey.Pot Still Nose: Chocolatey and predominated by almond. A darker, deeper nose than the column still.Palate: The pot still is a little heavier on the tongue, but not by much. It still retains a mostly light-bodied character that is pleasant, considering the chocolate flavors that come through the nose. Coconut is also present, giving a nice, tropical feel to the rum.Finish: Another short finish. A little fruitiness that is complemented by a little oak spice. Some caramel as the rum fades.Final Thoughts: Paired together, these two rums really do showcase the differences between the two different types of stills. While the column still rum is lighter, neither presents an overwhelming sipping experience, which is how these rums should be consumed. Sipping the column still reminds me of my own time studying in Barbados and makes me want to be sitting on Crane Beach as the sun goes down, listening to some far-off Soca music, and contemplating where to get a plate of flying fish from. The Best American Liqueur All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Falllast_img read more

Transport Minister Commits to Safe Road Conditions

first_imgStory Highlights “I recognise the responsibility of Government and certainly that of the Ministry of Transport and Mining. We must determine inconsistencies between road conditions and safety standards within the traffic environment and attend to them,” he emphasised, adding that the well-being of Jamaicans and visitors is of paramount importance. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the Ministry is committed to ensuring that the conditions under which persons traverse the nation’s roads are safe. center_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the Ministry is committed to ensuring that the conditions under which persons traverse the nation’s roads are safe.Speaking at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) Road Safety Month launch at the Washington Boulevard Texaco Station on June 7, the Minister said that it is important for the Government to create a suitable environment for safe passage for all road users.“I recognise the responsibility of Government and certainly that of the Ministry of Transport and Mining. We must determine inconsistencies between road conditions and safety standards within the traffic environment and attend to them,” he emphasised, adding that the well-being of Jamaicans and visitors is of paramount importance.“As a Government, our aim is to make you travel as safe and enjoyably as possible, and while we keep a strict focus on the drivers, especially the wayward ones, we must equally ensure that the conditions in which they operate are safe,” he noted.The Minister pointed out that Jamaica had signed on to the United Nations Decade of Action in 2011.“We committed ourselves to reduce road fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020 and to create thoroughfares that are user-friendly,” he explained.“We are serious about this commitment and we need everyone to get on board. If you are a corporate entity and you are not yet on board, I await your call with great expectancy,” Mr. Henry said.He acknowledged the efforts of the JGRA in partnering with the Ministry to bring the Road Safety message to all road users, stressing that it is important to have the full support of all Jamaicans.last_img read more

Kvarken Link RMC Sign LOI for Hybrid Ferry

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Kvarken Link/Rauma Marine Constructions Kvarken Link, a Finnish-Swedish consortium, has inked a letter of intent (LOI) with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the construction of a new car and passenger ferry with a hybrid propulsion system.As informed, the newbuilding is set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. It is expected to be delivered by April 30, 2021.It will have two cargo decks with a total capacity of 1,500 lane meters for lorries. In addition, the ferry will be able to accommodate 800 passengers.The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution, and the main source of fuel being liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel will also be able to use biogas produced in Vaasa.According to RMC, the ferry has an ice class of 1A Super, which guarantees that the vessel is able to navigate in the challenging ice conditions of the Kvarken region as independently as possible.The vessel order has a value of around EUR 120 million (USD 137.6 million). The formal construction agreement is to be signed in early 2019, with the design and construction work set to start immediately thereafter, as explained by Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO of RMC.“I would like to express my highest appreciation to all involved for the hard work performed, bringing the project to a success. The Board of Directors would also like to thank everybody in their different roles for the positive development of the future business relations between Ostrobothnia and Västerbotten,” Mayor Tomas Häyry, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented.last_img read more

Hallmark TV Movie Darrow and Darrow Starts Filming in BC This Week

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Hallmark TV movie Darrow and Darrow, starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley starts filming in British Columbia this week along with Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg’s FX TV pilot Singularity and Season 2 of Dirk Gently.Darrow and Darrow (TV Movie)Ideologies clash when Claire Darrow and her mother, Naiomi decide to share a house and a law practice together. Although the two are related, their views couldn’t be any further apart when it comes to practicing law. Claire believes in doing what’s right no matter what, but her mother believes in doing whatever will make the most money.Their differences don’t just stop with the law practice. Niomi also disagrees with Claire’s decisions when it comes to raising her own pre-teen daughter, Louise. Thankfully, Louise’s personality combines the best traits of both her mother and grandmother, making her the glue that holds them all together. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Indigenous students channeling struggles and emotions through art

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis comes just in time for the holiday shopping season.Students from Cote High School in Winnipeg were busy prepping for their first arts and crafts sale.APTN had the opportunity to capture this exciting moment.For many it’s an opportunity to channel their struggles and emotions through art.Here’s our reporter Jaydon Flett with more.last_img

Canada lagging on tech research and investments says CEO of HP Canada

TORONTO — The head of HP Canada says the country is not investing enough in the technology sector to become a global leader in the space.Division president and CEO Mary Ann Yule says Canada has a “dismal” record on research and development, ranked 34 in technology development spending globally, while R&D spending of 1.6 per cent of GDP is below the global average of two per cent and less than half of leaders like the U.S.Speaking at the Elevate tech conference in Toronto, Yule said both the public and private sector have to step up with investments in the sector to rise to the top.She also said that while Canada has one of the best-educated workforces, there needs to be more investment in skills training.Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who was also speaking at Elevate, said the government is investing in a range of tech training and skills development, such as a program that allows workers to collect employment insurance while they take training courses of up to four weeks. He says the government has also been making a variety of investments in the sector, including the digital technology supercluster based in B.C.   This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 24, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

UN panel reports violations of embargo against Liberia

A panel of experts reporting to the United Nations Security Council has documented new violations of the arms embargo against Liberia, including the delivery of six cargo aircraft containing some 200 tons of weapons and ammunition supplies, according to a report released today at the UN. The Panel of Experts, set up at the request of the Security Council, says the weapons, drawn mainly from old Yugoslav stocks, were supplied by a dealer in Belgrade. “To avoid detection of these arms and obtain clearance for the flights, a sophisticated trail of double documentation was set up,” the experts write. According to the report, while the flight authorization and cargo manifests indicate that the arms were officially sent to Nigeria, flight requests were issued for the same aircraft to fly to Liberia, fraudulently indicating the cargo on board to be “mining drilling equipment” for a diamond mine in Monrovia. The Panel obtained false end-user certificates from Nigeria used by a non-existent Nigerian company and a number of go-between companies and brokers to carry out illicit arms deals. In response, the experts call for the urgent establishment of a UN working group which would develop a standardized end-user certificate that would contain the licence number, name and contact information of brokers involved in arms-trading. Such end-user certificates should be submitted to all members of the Economic Community of West African States as a condition for granting waivers for the importation of arms into the region. The report also shows that arms continue to reach the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) through Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea. The LURD was found to have mortar rounds that originally had been supplied by the United Arab Emirates to Guinea which the Guinean Defence Ministry claimed had been destroyed during a barracks fire. read more

Are The Warriors Ruining Basketball

FiveThirtyEight VIDEO: How the Cavs can push back in Game 3 Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jun. 6, 2017), we discuss the Nashville Predators’ win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. That series is now tied 2-2. Next, the Golden State Warriors are running roughshod over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which has some complaining that the NBA’s competitive balance is out of whack. We dig into league commissioner Adam Silver’s latest remarks on the matter and discuss whether the rise of the Warriors is a good thing or a bad thing for the NBA. Plus, a significant digit on an untethered ascent of El Capitan.Check out the following links to the topics we discussed.Pekka Rinne had a great Game 4 to help the Predators even things up.FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions say that the likelihood of the Warriors winning the series is 97 percent.In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike, NBA commissioner Adam Silver fought back against claims that the Warriors have disrupted the league’s competitive balance.FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner teamed up to break down Steph Curry’s return to form in this year’s NBA finals.Deadspin’s Albert Burneko writes that despite last year’s Cavaliers’ comeback, a Warriors victory feels inevitable this year.Is the superteam era ruining the NBA? Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins investigates.Significant Digit: 3,300, the number of feet that Alex Honnold climbed on his route up El Capitan, the famous climbing wall inside Yosemite National Park. He did it all without a rope. Honnold has become the first free solo climber to scale the route. read more

Lac Dore vanadium tests for battery use

first_imgVanadiumCorp Resource has commissioned the preparation and process testing of massive magnetite from its 100% owned Lac Dore vanadium project in Quebec, Canada. The processing consideration tested will target production of vanadium electrolyte “VE”, iron and titanium. Testing results are anticipated Q2 2017. The VE produced will be used to demonstrate the quality of vanadium electrolyte for vanadium battery partners and additional testing. Economics of the considered VE process technology will be included in the Company’s PEA in Q1 2017.Highlights1.Direct, high efficiency VE process technology2.Environmentally friendly mineral extraction, process and 100% reusable VE battery material3.Iron and titanium recovery potentiallast_img