Photo from AFC.comSINGAPORE – Ceres-Negros coach Risto Vidakovic sees no reason to panic after the Busmen’s narrow 1-2 defeat to Home United of Singapore on Wednesday night in the first leg of the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at Jalan Besar Stadium here.An 84th minute header from Harris Harun proved to be the difference between the two sides heading into the second leg on Aug. 9 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT Stipe Plazibat opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 11th minute after Carlie De Murga fouled the Croatian striker inside the area.After two Ceres goals were disallowed for offside, Martin Steuble scored a vital away goal with a long-range strike in first half stoppage time that was misjudged by Hassan Sunny.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It was a tough match,” said Vidakovic. “I think my team didn’t play well – probably their worst game in the last few months. They (Home United) played with more intensity than us. I just hope we improve a lot in the next game at home, but I think the tie is still open.”The Busmen only need a 1-0 victory to advance to the inter-zonal semifinals against Istiklol of Tajikistan. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Busmen enjoyed plenty of time on the ball in the second half, but Hassan proved equal to every Ceres attack.The Singapore international kept out Kevin Ingreso’s free kick at the hour mark and also denied Iain Ramsay’s header from close range in the 74th minute.Harris then gave Home a slender advantage, outfoxing Kevin Ingreso in the area before heading the ball past Roland Muller.“it will be different when we play at home because of the atmosphere and we have our crowd there (in Bacolod),” said Vidakovic. “But we have to change the intensity if we want to win (at home).”ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Beermen trip KaTropa in first meeting since PBA Comm’s Cup finals Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet
It was not just a persistent and vociferous global demand that forced the International Cricket Council ( ICC) to change its own decision and revert to a 14-team World Cup in 2015. A major reason was that there was a pressing, though silent, pressure from within the ICC that forced,It was not just a persistent and vociferous global demand that forced the International Cricket Council ( ICC) to change its own decision and revert to a 14-team World Cup in 2015. A major reason was that there was a pressing, though silent, pressure from within the ICC that forced it to give minnows another opportunity following their superb performance this year.A top Irish official said that 90 per cent of ICC’s 105 member countries had quietly exerted pressure on the Sharad Pawar-headed world body to allow the Associate countries to compete in the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Also, a threat by the Associates to seek legal opinion against the ICC if it denied them the opportunity could have played a role, though Cricket Ireland (CI) CEO Warren Deutrom would not speculate as to how much that contributed to the final outcome.”From the moment the April decision was made (by the ICC), there was a near unanimous consensus from stakeholders that it needed to be changed. The speed with which the president (Pawar) reinstated the matter for the (Executive) Board’s consideration was ample testament to this,” Deutrom told MAIL TODAY.”And it wasn’t just 90 per cent of the ICC’s member countries that sought a reversal, but also 90 per cent of FICA [Federation of International Cricketers Association] members surveyed and 90 per cent of 17,000 fans surveyed on Cricinfo ,” he revealed.Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.Deutrom disclosed that the Clive Lloydheaded ICC cricket committee, too, had recommended to the chief executives’ panel that the Associate countries should be retained after their superb performance in the 2011 World Cup.”It was also a recommendation of both the ICC Development and cricket committee. I think the ICC Board should be greatly commended for having the courage to review its decision,” he said.advertisementThe ICC chief executives’ committee last week decided not to press for a 10- team World Cup in 2015, following pressure from all around, including possibly a few Test-playing countries.But from the 2019 tournament, the World Cup will be a 10-team affair, with promotion- relegation coming into play for the first time.The top-eight ranked full members, or Test-playing nations, at a given time on the ICC list will automatically qualify while the bottom two places will be filled through a qualifying round. Deutrom, however, did not completely rule out re- opening of the debate later.”On the basis that the original 10- team decision was predicated on minimising one- sided uncompetitive fixtures, it’d appear reasonable to judge whether the Associates should have guaranteed places in 2019 based on their performances in 2015,” he said.”Should there be clearly competitive Associates at that event, as there were this time, it may be prudent to re- open the debate.” Cricket Ireland had the backing of the Irish government, particularly its sports minister, on the World Cup issue, and Deutrom is grateful to the ICC for retaining the tournament format.”I don’t believe there was any one moment or issue that crystallised the decision- making; rather, the ICC Board clearly realised that fairness was the primary consideration. In addition, the Board was about to approve a strategic plan in which meritocratic pathways for its major events were about to be enshrined, which meant that reestablishing the pathway to 2015 was consistent with that vision,” he averred.The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also welcomed the new lifeline for the minnows. “It is wonderful to hear that we have a chance to qualify for the 2015 World Cup. We had felt completely shut out by the earlier decision which seemed like cricket was becoming a closed shop,” said ACB CEO Nasimullah Danish.”For the 2011 World Cup, we came close to qualifying. This time we’ll try again and, even if we do not make it, at least we have the chance to try and we have the hope and excitement that come with the opportunity.”There were reports that the ICC decided to revert to the 14- team format only after a deal with its 36 Associate member countries that the number of participating countries for the World Twenty20 in 2012 and 2014 would remain 12.Deutrom, however, says that the decision was taken only on merit.”My personal feeling is that this ( deal) was never a consideration in the World Cup debate,” he said.
FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Gritty India hold Asian Champions Qatar to goal-less drawWorld Cup Qualifiers: India, who had suffered a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to Oman in their opening match, managed to hold Qatar on their home-turf, courtesy of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s one-man show.advertisement Next Press Trust of India DohaSeptember 11, 2019UPDATED: September 11, 2019 00:31 IST FIFA World Cup qualifiers (Source: @IndianFootball)HIGHLIGHTSGurpreet Singh Sandhu single-handedly stopped the Qataris from scoring any goalIndia now have one point from two matches in World Cup qualifiersIndia next play Bangladesh on October 15 in KolkataA gritty India survived waves of attacks from Qatar to hold the reigning Asian champions to a goal-less draw to steal an unexpected point from their away match of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers here on Tuesday.Despite playing without their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri who was laid low by fever, the young Indians denied Qatar, who won the Asian Cup title in January, any goal despite the home side having more than one dozen shots on target.Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who also wore the captain’s armband, was the star of the visiting side as he single-handedly stopped the Qataris from scoring any goal in the Group E match which will be remembered for long by the Indians.FULL-TIME! IT’S OVER! INDIA HAVE HELD THE @afcasiancup CHAMPIONS! @QFA threw the proverbial kitchen-sink at the #BlueTigers , but it was @stimac_igor and boys have held on to the draw! 0-0 #QATIND #WCQ #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/03lnm57Zo4— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2019It was, no doubt, one of the best results by India in recent times.India, who had suffered a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to Oman in their opening match on September 5 in Guwahati, now have one point from two matches while Qatar have four points as they had beaten Afghanistan 6-0 in their first match here.The two sides had played just one official senior match before Tuesday and Qatar had won 6-0 in September 2007 in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.India next play Bangladesh on October 15 in Kolkata.advertisementClean sheet Thunder Claps Holding the Asian Champs #QATIND #WCQ #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/wj2JAdaqfM— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2019It was a completely one-sided match with Qatar doing all the attack and the Indians defending in their half for most part of the match.Qatar, ranked 62nd in the world, had more than two dozen shots on Indian goal out of which at least a dozen were on target. India, 103 in the latest FIFA rankings, on the other hand, had just two shots on the opposition goal in the entire match.To the credit of the Indians, they defended brilliantly, maintained their shape throughout and did not give space to the speedy Qatari attackers.In the first half, India expectedly sat deep and defended their citadel. The home side had at least half a dozen on-target shots and seven corners in the first half while India did not have any.Sandhu was a busy man as he was called into action several times but he remained unbeaten.Qatar captain Hassan Al-Haydos had two shots early into the match but Sandhu was upto the task, including the brilliant finger-tip save in the 20th minute.A mispass from Mandar Rao Desai in the 14th minute just outside the penalty box fell for Abdul Aziz Hatem, but his curling strike flew just above the crossbar.A free header off Boualem Khoukhi in the 26th minute was also off the target as India escaped unscathed in the first half.The second half saw India opening up a bit and they were seeing more of the opposition goal than the first half but still could not get a clear goal-bound shot.Sahal Samad was brilliant in the midfield as he, on a few occasions, got the better of his opponents and sent fine passes to the likes of Udanta Singh.India got their first corner in the 66th minute. Anirudha Thapa delivered a long corner and Sahal took a left-footed half volley from just outside the box which flew inches away from the right post.Igor Stimac made four changes to his side from the eleven that started in their 1-2 defeat against Oman. Chhetri was left out as he was suffering from fever. Ashique Kuruniyan has a slight niggle and therefore Nikhil Poojary took his place. Brandon Fernandes and Subhasish Bose were replaced by Sahal Samad and Mandar Rao Desai.Qatar head coach Felix Sanchez, on the other hand, made two changes to the line-up that started against Afghanistan whom they had beaten 6-0. Akram Afif and Karim Boudiaf were forced out due to injuries and they were replaced by Bassam Hisham and Abdul Aziz Hatem.Also Read | Iranian female soccer fan ‘Blue Girl’ dies after setting herself on fireAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Next OnePlus 7T, Realme XT, Redmi K20: Best phones to buy in OctoberFrom the entry-level Redmi 8A to the mid-range flagship OnePlus 7T to the ultra-premium iPhone 11 Pro Max, here’s a list of some of the best phones you can buy this month. Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 16:28 IST Here’s a look at some of the best smartphones available in India that you should consider buying during the festive season.HIGHLIGHTSThe newly launched OnePlus 7T offers perfect blend of OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.iPhone XR at a price under Rs 50,000 is still the best iPhone to buy.During the festive season sale in India, the Redmi K20 can be found under Rs 20,000.It was a busy September for smartphone launches with OEMs bringing tons of new devices to the Indian market to capitalise on the festive season. Brands like Realme, Xiaomi and OnePlus have launched some exciting new phones to entice consumers in India. Apple also brought some new iPhones while dropping the prices of some of its older models that are now quite attractive for consumers in India.October is expected to be equally busy with brands looking to launch many new phones ahead of Diwali. Today, we are looking at some of the best smartphones available in India that you should consider buying during the ongoing festive season.Best phones under Rs 10,000Redmi 8A: Rs 6,499Redmi 8A is Xiaomi’s newest entry-level smartphone that offers an all-round package for its budget price. It touts a 6.2-inch Dot Notch display and a large 5,000mAh battery. The Redmi 8A is powered by a Snapdragon 439 SoC paired with up to 3GB of RAM. The smartphone also comes with a Type-C port and a 12MP AI primary camera. Redmi 8A comes in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Sunset Red.Realme 5: Rs 9,999Realme 5 offers terrific value for a phone under Rs 10,000. Firstly, it is the only phone to offer four rear cameras in this segment, which makes it a unique offering. In addition to this, the phone also sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600) dewdrop display, a crystal design, Snapdragon 665 SoC and a large 5,000mAh battery. During the ongoing festive season sale on Flipkart, the Realme 5 can be bought for as low as Rs 8,999.advertisement Nokia 4.2: Rs 9,499Nokia 4.2 is perhaps the only Android One phone to buy under Rs 10,000. It delivers a pure, stock Android Pie experience and guaranteed monthly security updates. The Nokia 4.2 has also been confirmed to receive Android 10 in Q1 2020, which is something that can’t be said for a lot of other phones in this segment. Additionally, the phone also touts a waterdrop display and a dedicated Google Assistant button.Best phones under Rs 15,000Xiaomi Mi A3: Rs 12,999The Mi A3 is a fine Android One smartphone to buy under Rs 15,000. It runs a MIUI-free Android Pie software and brings a premium glass design with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. Mi A3 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and offers a 48MP triple camera setup and 18W fast charging support.Realme 5 Pro: Rs 13,999Realme 5 Pro was launched alongside the Realme 5 and it also gets a quad camera setup. The 5 Pro’s quad cameras include a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop display and is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC. It packs a 4,035mAh and supports 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.Motorola One Action: Rs 13,999Motorola’s One-series has been quite popular in India and has given the company the ability to take on the Chinese competition. Motorola One phones have offered stock Android One software along with some unique features. The Motorola One Action, for example, brings a 21:9 CinemaVision Full HD+ display, which is great for watching movies and TV shows. The smartphone also comes with an Action Camera for video creators who are looking for a GoPro-like camera experience. Vivo Z1 Pro: Rs 14,990Vivo Z1 Pro remains as one of the most competitive phones under Rs 15,000 right now. At Rs 14,990, the Z1 Pro can take on the likes of the Realme 5 Pro with a Snapdragon 712 SoC, punch-hole display, triple rear cameras and a 5,000mAh battery. It also gets an attractive 32MP selfie camera.Best phones under Rs 20,000Realme XT: Rs 15,999Realme XT is easily one of the best phones to buy under Rs 20,000 in India. It is the only phone right now to offer a 64MP quad camera setup in this segment. It also comes with glass on the front and back to offer a premium feel. Realme XT’s quad camera setup includes a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. It is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC, packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Redmi K20: Rs 19,999During the ongoing festive sales on Flipkart and Xiaomi’s own official website, the Redmi K20 can be found for Rs 19,999, which makes it a very attractive buy for Mi fans. The Redmi K20 is a powerhouse phone with a Snapdragon 730 SoC under the hood. It sports a notchless FHD+ display and a pop-up selfie camera. It also features a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP triple camera setup on the back and a 20MP selfie camera.advertisementBest phones under Rs 30,000Redmi K20 Pro: Rs 24,999The Redmi K20 is available for Rs 24,999 these days and is currently the most affordable phone with a Snapdragon 855 SoC, which makes it an easy recommend in this segment. The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a unique glass design with a flame-like gradient finish on the back, a notchless AMOLED display, a pop-up camera, 48MP triple rear camera setup and 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.Best phones under Rs 50,000OnePlus 7T: Rs 37,999The newly launched OnePlus 7T hits the sweet middle ground between the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. It gets some of the best features of the Pro model such as a 90Hz display, but brings it down to a more affordable price point. The OnePlus 7T gets a waterdrop notch as the OnePlus 7, while the triple cameras on the back have been upgraded. It also gets a newer Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It is the best OnePlus phone for most people right now and probably worth buying over the OnePlus 7 Pro. Asus ROG Phone 2: Rs 37,999Asus surprised one and all by launching the ROG Phone 2 at a price as competitive as the OnePlus 7T. This is a monstrous smartphone that goes all out in terms of design dna hardware to offer a solid gaming smartphone. At Rs 37,999, the ROG Phone 2 offers a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM. It is also the only phone after the Galaxy M30s to offer a 6,000mAh battery.iPhone XR: Rs 49,900Apple launched the iPhone 11 in India, which is quite attractive at Rs 64,900. But the iPhone XR is still the iPhone to buy with its new price under Rs 50,000. Barring the camera upgrade, the iPhone 11 is almost identical to the XR. Keeping aside the LCD display and HD+ resolution, the iPhone XR is all flagship. It is powered by a blazing fast A12 Bionic chipset and has been updated to a faster and better iOS 13. It also has a terrific battery life.Best phones money can buyHuawei P30 Pro: Rs 63,900Huawei may launch the Mate 30 Pro in India soon, but there are a lot of questions about its software right now. For all purposes, the P30 Pro remains the default flagship Huawei phones to buy. At its new discounted price during the festive season, the P30 Pro is worth considering simply for its fantastic, class-leading quad camera setup. The phone also impresses with its stunning gradient glass design, blazing fast performance with a Kirin 980 SoC under the hood and a long-lasting battery life.Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: Rs 79,999The Galaxy Note 10+ brings the best of Samsung in one phone. It is a stunning flagship that not only impresses with its looks but also performance and battery life. The Note 10+ flagship offers a stunning 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED with ultra thin bezels. It also comes in a new Aura Glow gradient colour and is powered by an Exynos 9825 chipset. The Note 10+ gets a large 4,300mAh battery and a quad camera setup, among other things. The S Pen is more useful now with Air Actions feature that lets you wave the stylus in the air to perform certain actions.advertisement iPhone 11 Pro Max: Rs 1,09,900If you’re looking to splurge money to buy the best smartphone period, it will have to be the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple’s ultra luxury iPhone comes with pretty much everything you’re looking for in a high-end phone. It gets a fantastic triple camera setup, a fast A13 Bionic chip, really long battery life and an OLED display. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is not a cheap phone in India, but it is the best phone Apple has to offer.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Buying GuideFollow best phones
Los Angeles: Luke Wilson is set to star in director Ty Roberts’ historical drama 12 Mighty Orphans. The movie is an adaptation of Jim Dent’s novel of the same name which tells the true life story of a group of Fort Worth orphans who form a football team and vie for the state championship during the Great Depression. Wilson, 47, will essay the role of the team’s coach, Rusty Russell, a World War I veteran who arrives with a troubled past, much of which is due to being abandoned in an orphanage when he was a child. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Looking for redemption by trying to turn around the fortune of other orphans, he accepts a job as the head football coach to a Texas orphanage/high school. Through dedication, he redirects his players’ feelings of loss and humiliation into a dominant team that played in the Texas state championship,” the official plotline of the film read. Roberts has penned the script in collaboration with Lane Garrison, reported Deadline. The project will be produced by Mike De Luca, Angelique De Luca and Brinton Bryan.
With 1.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) of former Soviet nations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a coordinated response from all sectors of society and leadership at every level are vital to combat the scourge, United Nations Secretary-General told a regional meeting today.“How the CIS region deals with this challenge will determine not only the size of the epidemic, but whether you will be able to prevent all the other destruction that AIDS causes,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the ministerial meeting in Moscow on Urgent Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemics.“We know from our experience elsewhere that the spread can be turned back. But it cannot be done piecemeal,” he added, pledging the UN’s readiness to assist in any way it can.“There is no time to lose if we are to reach the Millennium Development Goal of halting, and beginning to reverse, the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015,” he said, referring to one of the targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000 seeking to curb a series of social and economic ills by that year. “I look to every one of you as an ally in that struggle.”
Ohio State sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle guards Michigan senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. in a game on Feb. 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. OSU won 70-66. Credit: Michigan AthleticsPace of play and effort have been things Ohio State coach Thad Matta has been begging to see from his team since Big Ten play began. On Saturday night the Buckeyes finally put forth the kind of effort Matta had been looking for, for weeks.OSU picked up a big 70-66 win at Michigan on Saturday night with senior forward Marc Loving leading the way with 17 points. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate added 13.It was all about offensive rebounds and second-chance points for OSU, as the Buckeyes pulled down 16 offensive boards, leading to 19 points. Michigan could only muster seven second-chance points on seven offensive rebounds.Thompson was a dominant force in the paint, but Michigan senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. was just at effective on the other end. Even after the Wolverines scampered out to a 16-8 lead with a 7-0 run to start the game, OSU battled its way back.Thompson picked up his seventh double-double this season, grabbing 11 rebounds with his 13 points.Walton Jr. picked up 25 points, knocking down six 3-pointers, taking advantage of an OSU defense that has been guilty of leaving shooters open this year. Michigan sophomore forward Moritz Wagner, who has been averaging 11.9 points per game, was a non-factor, picking up just five points in five minutes.OSU sophomore guard C.J. Jackson started for sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle, who injured his ankle and did not participate in the team shootaround. Jackson picked up eight points in his first start as a Buckeye, and Lyle tallied three points of his own off the bench.The Buckeyes had a turnover problem, giving Michigan the ball 16 times, and allowing 18 Wolverine points off their miscues.After holding a one-point lead heading into the break, OSU kept up the intensity at the start of the second. Senior Marc Loving knocked down a 3, then Thompson dropped in a layup to stretch the Buckeyes’ lead to six.Michigan kept things tight with a barrage of 3-pointers throughout the game. The Wolverines attempted 35 shots from behind the arc, knocking down 13.The combination of Thompson and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate in the paint was a thorn in the side of Michigan. OSU continually attacked the paint, forcing 22 fouls against a Michigan team that averaged just 15 committed fouls per game. However, OSU continued to give Walton Jr. open looks. With less than a minute left, Walton Jr. had a chance to tie the game at 65 on a layup and a tip-in after an offensive rebound, but was unable to find the bottom of the net. Late free throws by Lyle gave OSU a four-point lead, but Walton Jr. found an open spot on the floor again.Walton knocked down a 3-pointer to make it 67-66 Michigan, and Lyle knocked down just one free throw, pushing the OSU lead to two with the door wide open for the Wolverines. A missed mid-range jumper sealed the deal for Michigan, and two Loving free throws gave OSU all the room it needed.The win for OSU now gives them a 4-7 record in the Big Ten, and some possible momentum for the conference tournament as the season winds down. The Buckeyes return to Columbus on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. to face Rutgers.
In 2014, Prince Harry went alone as part of a tour in South America which saw him enjoy a kickabout with local children and cheer England on against Costa Rica.In Frankfurt in 2006, Prince William watched England vs Paraguay, meeting fans and delivering a letter to the FA from the Queen. Prince William joins David Beckham and David Cameron for the world cup bid in 2010Credit:Reuters The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have no plans to attend the World Cup football tournament being hosted by Russia, a Royal source has said.It is expected to be the first time no senior member of the Royal Family has supported England in person during the tournament in decades, and the first time in at least 16 years that neither Prince has attended.At least one of the brothers has cheered England on at matches in the last three World Cups in Brazil, South Africa and Germany.The Duke’s attendance at this year’s tournament had become contentious after former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were targeted by what is believed to be a nerve agent.As president of the FA, English football’s governing body, the Duke would usually be expected to support the national team in person or with a close representative during the World Cup.His involvement this year will likely be restricted to pre-tournament visits on home soil, or messages to wish the team luck. A source there are “no plans” for the Duke or Prince Harry to attend the games in Russia. A Royal source said there were no plans in place for the Duke or Prince Harry to attend any matches in Russia. Theresa May said the Government would “look at whether ministers and other dignitaries should attend” the sporting event during Prime Minister’s Questions.Ministers, including the sports minister Tracey Crouch, would be among those who would cancel plans to travel to Russia for the World Cup in July in the event of a proven link between the host nation and the alleged attack on the former spy and his daughter. Whitehall sources said ministers were “a long way off” having to make decisions about the Duke’s travel arrangements, but did not deny that he would be advised to stay away if a boycott was in place. Kensington Palace declined to comment.The Duke and Prince are both expected to have a busy summer, with the Duchess of Cambridge expecting her third baby in April and Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.This summer, the Duke will visit Israel, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian Territories on the request of the Foreign Office. Prince Harry and Prince William at the Algeria v England match in 2010Credit:Reuters The Duke and Prince Harry both attended an England group game in 2010, when the tournament was hosted by South Africa. In 2002, Prince Andrew watched the quarter final against Brazil, while Prince Charles took the young Prince Harry to cheer England on against Colombia in France in 1998. The Duke played a role in England’s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup, joining a delegation in Switzerland in 2010 to argue the case alongside David Cameron and David Beckham.Earlier this week, Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, told MPs it would be “very difficult to imagine that UK representation” at the World Cup could “go ahead in the normal way” this summer. Prince Charles and Prince Harry at the 1998 World Cup in France Credit:Reuters Prince Harry plays football with children during his visit to Brazil in 2014Credit:Getty
← Previous Story Twelve candidates for Polish NT bench! Next Story → Vipers manager Terje Marcussen: I will run naked if we don’t beat Larvik until 2019! Partille Cup 2016 For many of the stars players around the world of handball, it all started with a journey. A journey that took them to Gothenburg, Sweden. Partille Cup is not only a place for meeting new cultures and having fun, it is also a place where the new stars are born. I the coming 2016 European Women’s Handball Championship many of the stars have started their careers in Gothenburg fighting for the gold in EOC (European Open Championship). The talented Romanian Christina Neagu is one of the shooting stars of handball. The right-handed CSM Bucuresti player was selected the player of the year 2010 and have kept developing her game constantly and now she plays for Buducnost since 2013.The same year the Dutch center back Cornelia Groot was playing against another center back, Swedish Isabelle Gulldén, both in charge of the play making in their team. ”Nycke Groot” is today representing Gyõri Audi playing Champions League against a.o. CSM Bucuresti. Last game in February 6th, Gyõri won 28:22 advancing to the second place in the race of the four play off-positions. Talking about Dutch handball stars, Estavana Polman is a part from being one of Netherlands greatest stars also the topscorer of Danish damehåndboldsligaen.Isabelle Gulldén was some years later selected the MVP of the Women’s EHF Euro 2014. Two years later one of Norway’s (and the world’s) greatest players entered the EOC stage and Partille Cup and led the team to victory. Nora Mørk went from Partille Cup and after the tournament she developed into one of the brightest shining stars of handball. Player of the year in Norway as well as All-star Right Back of the World Championship as well as the EHF CL 14/15. Recently Nora has signed a lucrative 3-year contract with Gyõri Audi (Hungary).You need only 152 seconds to find out everything about the biggest world’s youth tournament…
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is paying an official visit to Ankara on Tuesday and Wednesday in an effort to relaunch confidence-building measures between the two sides.Ahead of the visit, Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said that Turkey aims to “enhance friendship” and “reduce animosity” between Ankara and Athens. He said that the two countries share a common history despite disputes in the Aegean Sea.Mr Tsipras will visit Ecumenical Patriarch Varthalomaios, but it is unclear whether he would use the opportunity to seek the reopening of the Halki Orthodox seminary. Mr Tsipras will, however, visit the former Christian Orthodox seminary that is located on one of the Princes’ islands.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mr Tsipras are expected to discuss the possibility of a new peace push for Cyprus. The two men will also discuss the case of the eight Turkish officers in Greece after fleeing from Turkey during a failed coup in 2016. Turkey’s National Security Council renewed its pursuit of the suspected participants last week, however Greece has refused to extradite them.Greek diplomats do not hold particularly high hopes for the talks bearing in mind continued tensions in the Aegean between the two countries.
Énergie renouvelable : le réseau ferroviaire belge mise sur le solaireBelgique – L’équivalent belge de la SNCF, Infrabel, vient de conclure un accord avec la société Enfinity, spécialisée dans les énergies renouvelables. Quelque 16.000 panneaux solaires devraient ainsi être installés sur une partie du réseau ferroviaire.Ces panneaux solaires prendront place sur le toit d’un tunnel long de 3,4 kilomètres, dans lequel circulent les trains reliant Paris à Amsterdam, en passant par Bruxelles. Les trains qui emprunteront ce tunnel seront alimentés en énergie grâce à ces panneaux qui devraient fournir 3,5 mégawattheures (MWh) par an. Une électricité qui sera également utilisée par certaines structures de la gare d’Anvers.L’installation des panneaux photovoltaïques, qui couvriront 50.000 m², devrait être achevée avant la fin de l’année. Son coût total est estimé à plus de 14 millions d’euros. Un investissement qui permettra, selon Infrabel, d’éviter le rejet de 47,3 millions de kilogrammes de CO2 dans l’atmosphère au cours des vingt prochaines années, soit 2.400 tonnes par an.Le 1 novembre 2010 à 09:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
The former ‘Juve’ and Italy manager believed his ex-team was a step behind of world-class clubs, but now he thinks they can challenge for the UEFA Champions LeagueFormer Italian manager Marcello Lippi has come out to praise Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A and in the UEFA Champions League.The ex Italy national team coach also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo, and how he feels after being awarded the Golden Foot for his contribution to world football.“You never get tired of winning trophies, but there are those that come near the end of the career and, considering the other names I am alongside, it makes me very proud,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Cristiano Ronaldo is an added bonus to the Juventus squad, but the general level of the team is so very high already.”“I think they have the same odds of winning as Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain. I used to see Juve as a step behind, but now they are on the same level,” he explained.“In Serie A, only Napoli and Inter can cause a few problems, but at the end of the day they won’t be able to prevent another Juve title.”
Steel door and physical security manufacturer Bradbury Group has introduced suicide prevention training for its 200 employees, to support staff mental health and wellbeing and raise awareness around suicide support services.The training, which was launched on Monday 25 February 2019, is provided via video by Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaboration of National Health Service (NHS) trusts, employers and individuals committed to suicide prevention. The training videos inform staff about spotting the signs that someone is feeling suicidal, having conversations in a supportive manner and signposting to professional services and support.The videos use scenarios to help demonstrate these points, for example talking about suicide to a colleague, stranger or family member.The organisation has set up computers and laptops in spare rooms on-site to encourage employees to complete the training during work hours.Tim Strawson, managing director at Bradbury Group, said: “Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45, and a life is lost through suicide every two hours. It’s important that, as employers, we do what we can to address these statistics.“We’ve introduced the suicide prevention training so our staff are able to recognise when someone they know might be feeling suicidal and feel confident in having a conversation to support individuals opening up about how they’re feeling. They will also feel more able [to] signpost to the professional services in the area.”Bradbury Group has launched the training in conjunction with a local campaign, #TalkSuicide, organised by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. This aims to improve the available support for those experiencing suicidal thoughts, raising awareness of free suicide prevention training and tackling the stigma surrounding the topic.The opportunity for training was first communicated to staff at an induction event on Thursday 21 February 2019, where senior managers and directors explained to employees why it was being introduced. This was followed up with emails, staff social media posts and printed communications on-site.The training videos signal the start of a range of health and wellbeing activities Bradbury Group is keen to implement. This includes hosting clinics where employees can speak to NHS professionals and looking to arrange mental health training.Bradbury Group’s new facilities in Scunthorpe have been designed to address employee health and wellbeing too, with a canteen that offers healthy food menus, payable using cashless technology or optional salary deduction, and an on-site gym nearing completion, including showing facilities.Strawson added: “We want every single staff member at Bradbury Group to feel comfortable in having conversations about mental health. The introduction of this suicide prevention training is only the start and will be proceeded by a number of new initiatives over the coming months.“Regard for the health and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of how we work as a business, so we are committed to ensuring Bradbury always remains a positive and supportive working environment.”
Related: 8 shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day; 2 detainedPolice said Brownlee has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted second-degree murder and carrying a concealed fire arm. Britt is also charged with attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a minor.Eight victims were hurt after being caught in the crossfire: 18-year-old Shawnteri Wilson, 20-year-old Jerome Battle, 30-year-old Michael Clarke, 14-year-old Lajada Benson, 15-year-old Nakyasenat Butler, 17-year-old Alfanesha Times, 13-year-old Keionna Green and 11-year-old Ciara Johnson.“The young men shot into a crowd. You have eight people that could have been easily killed,” said Minister Brian Dennis, the parade organizer.While the victims are all expected to be OK, they still carry the emotional scars of the day. “I was scared that I was gonna lose my life,” Green said. “I knew they was gonna catch them. I feel relief. I feel better.”Green’s mother, Shiqueta Brownlee, said she is relieved police made the arrests. “I just want to thank the police for putting in their hard work and catching them,” she said.One day after the shooting, Perez led a news conference at MLK Memorial Park to ask the public for information. “We’re not gonna take this any longer. Enough is enough on the gun violence,” Perez said at that the conference on Jan. 17.One week later, two teens suspected of being responsible were arrested, charged and hauled off to jail. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two teens, who police believe to be linked to the shooting at the Martin Luther King Day parade in Northwest Miami-Dade, are expected to appear before a judge Wednesday.Police took two subjects, 18-year-old Gerrell Brownlee and 17-year-old Robert Britt, into custody Tuesday morning. They are believed to be involved in the shooting that took place at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, on Jan. 16.Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez announced the arrests at the Board of County Commissioners meeting, Tuesday morning.“So, hot off the press, right now, Ricky Carter, the major from Northside District and his outstanding staff have two in custody responsible for the shooting of those people,” he said to applause.Miami-Dade Police held a news conference Tuesday, at 3 p.m., to address details of these arrests.Perez said his announcement was not about bragging about making the arrests but about sending a message to the community and to those who commit crimes with guns.“With all the leads we were able to obtain because of the information that came in, we’re able to make some arrests,” Perez said. Police said they will not release a lot of information to avoid jeopardizing their investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Glory Hole staffer Mindy Lee serves the first meal at the shelter’s headquarters since the building shut down for repairs two months ago. (Photo by Kevin Reagan/KTOO)The Glory Hole Shelter and Soup Kitchen reopened its doors Wednesday morning after plumbing repairs closed down its headquarters for the last two months.Download AudioWednesday was move-in day for Mariya Lovishchuk at the Glory Hole.The executive director of Juneau’s nonprofit homeless shelter has not worked at a desk of her own since a broken pipe flooded the building two months ago. Lovishchuk and her 10-person staff recently returned to their headquarters on Franklin Street to continue offering their full services.“The transition period will be over pretty soon, it’s just really great to have the building back,” Lovishchuk says.The shelter stayed in operation while its building was under repair. The Salvation Army and Holy Trinity Church helped the Glory Hole provide basic services to its regular patrons.Lovishchuk says insurance covered most of the repair costs, and community donations allowed the Glory Hole building to undergo some much needed upgrades. New cabinet panels, kitchen stove and plumbing system were installed while the building was being serviced.“Fortunately we have a lot of partners in the community and the state,” Lovishchuk says, “because of the help of our great partners it has not as been as horrible as it could have been.”Lovishchuk’s staff prepared the first meal in the Glory Hole since re-opening on Wednesday to a crowd of about 20 people. On the menu was homemade chili and Subway sandwiches.For Mike Davis, the chili wasn’t quite strong enough. He sprinkled some garlic salt on top — but it’s a ritual he does with all his food.“Cold medicine is what it is actually,” says Davis, who has lived in Juneau since 1974.Davis had been staying at Juneau International Hostel with other Glory Hole clients during the repairs. He doesn’t plan to stay in the shelter for very long but he’s glad to see it reopened for those who have nowhere else to go.“I know it’s really important for a lot of these people,” Davis says. “They feel a lot more comfortable here, it’s a sense of security I guess.”The Glory Hole is capable of housing 40 people at a time in its dormitories, and clients have been moving back in for the last couple of weeks.With the building back in operation, Lovishchuk says it should be easier for the Glory Hole to continue its involvement with developing the capital city’s Housing First project to address chronic homelessness.
KABUL: An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have stormed a checkpoint in western Herat province, killing 14 pro-government militia members. Police chief spokesman Abdul Ahid Walizada said on Wednesday that seven others were wounded in the Tuesday night attack in Robat Sangi district. He said an unspecified number of Taliban fighters suffered casualties. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Separately, in eastern Nangarhar province, governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogynai said a university professor was killed and two others wounded on Tuesday when a bomb attached to their vehicle detonated in Jalalabad, the provincial capital. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack in Herat but no one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Nangarhar, where both the Taliban and the local affiliate of the Islamic State group are active.
Senators launch a final round of questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who so far appears to have avoided any major missteps in his confirmation hearings.Kavanaugh also doesn’t seem to have changed many minds on the Judiciary Committee, which is split along partisan lines. For his part, President Donald Trump says he’s pleased with his nominee’s performance.Kavanaugh underwent a 12-hour session of questioning that ended late Wednesday. The judge left unanswered questions over how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would recuse himself if cases involving Trump under special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe end up at the court.Democrats have been pressing Kavanaugh for his views on abortion rights, gun control and other issues. Share
Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read October 30, 2018 To be sure, digital currency markets have had their ups and downs. A recent study by Gallup shows that only 2 percent of investors are currently purchasing Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, but one in four is intrigued. With major banks betting on the space, however, that math may be about to change.Whether or not your company accepts cryptocurrency as a payment method, it would do well to pay attention to the surprising ways the business world is already using digital currency:1. Investing in customer loyalty.Loyalty programs have long struggled to find the right incentive structure. According to the 2017 Colloquy Loyalty Census, more than half of loyalty memberships in the U.S. are inactive. The report says approximately 30 percent of surveyed U.S. and Canadian consumers have left loyalty programs without ever redeeming a point or a mile.Could cryptocurrencies reignite customer loyalty? Cryptocurrency gives customers want they want — cash — without the security and logistics challenges of doling out cash.In Zurich, for example, Caffe Lattesso encourages purchasers to redeem codes found on its bottles for loyalty rewards in the form of digital coins, which can be exchanged within a few months for other digital tokens or traditional currency. EZ Rent-A-Car is following suit with a program that allows customers to exchange their loyalty points for digital coins.Related: Here’s How to Earn and Keep the Loyalty of Your Customers2. Banking on accessory technologies.Rather than re-invigorate their existing customer base, other entrepreneurs could look at building a new one around the cryptocurrency market. Investors may start focusing less on initial coin offerings and more on building the technological ecosystem around cryptocurrencies.Demand is growing quickly for digital currency point-of-sale systems, for example. Although most of the demand is currently in South Korea, at least one company plans to distribute some 100,000 point-of-sale machines by 2021. Vendors that accept cryptocurrencies will also need accounting and reporting software to support the payment method.Related: 4 Ways to Leverage the Fast Growth of Cryptocurrencies for Success3. Making change with ease.But cryptocurrencies are good for more than spending money; they’re also great for giving back. Eric Tippetts, co-founder of NASGO pointed out at the United Nations’ Media for Social Change Summit, cryptocurrency’s digital nature makes set-it-and-forget-it philanthropy possible.“Instead of voicing a commitment to philanthropy, the blockchain makes it possible to program giving into the operation itself,” Tippetts explained in a Cheddar interview. NASGO’s financial systems, he noted, direct every seventeenth revenue cycle into an account for humanitarian contributions.Creatives, too, are using cryptocurrency to spread their message.In the Cheddar interview, Tippetts and Jaafar Jackson, son of Jermaine Jackson and nephew of Michael Jackson, discussed plans to tokenize upcoming musical releases as a way to raise awareness, gather contributions and donate part of their earnings to humanitarian causes. Ashton Kutcher, in fact, recently donated $4 million in XRP tokens, a digital currency introduced by fintech startup Ripple, to the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund during his appearance on DeGeneres’s show.Far from the fad its detractors thought it would be, digital currency is become a staple of the business world sooner than anyone expected. If it can soup up tired loyalty programs, open new opportunities in software and streamline charitable giving, then what’s next? Entrepreneurs can’t buy an answer to that question — but they can build it. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Geelong received up to four million day trippers last financial year, making more than $670 million in tourist spending. According to Federal Government figures released late last month, during the 2009/10 period 3.9 million visitors were recorded to have spent the day in the region, spending the majority of their cash on food and drink, The Geelong Advertiser reported. $221 million of tourism spending was made on food and drink purchases while up to $93 million was used on shopping. Geelong Otway tourism chief executive Roger Grant was pleased with the year’s results and said it proved the area’s popularity as a tourist destination. Mr Grant added that while the majority was made up of day tourists, the expenditure they brought with them was “far bigger than people often give credit for”.”We tend to think ‘there were a lot of tourists down here for Audi Week’ or … at the National Celtic Festival, but it’s so much more than that.””Tourism is defined not by the activity, but by the postcode of the person doing the activity,” he said.According to the figures Geelong received up to $61 million in international spending, with the majority coming from visitors from the UK, New Zealand and the US. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J