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Two River Pride Takes Center Stage

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Borough Councilman Edward Zipprich had a message for the younger audience members participating in last week’s celebration of Two River Pride. Zipprich, who is openly gay, wanted participants to know that things are getting better.“I think we’ve begun to see a lot more tolerance,” Zipprich said at the June 20 event, held in at the Two River Theater.Organizers of Two River Pride expect the event to become an annual gathering in recognition of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.While Zipprich said things have gotten better, he admitted there is still much work to be done on obtaining equality for the LGBT community. “We also have to get ready for the next generation,” he said.The evening was in large part geared toward a younger audience, giving them an opportunity to talk about their experiences in a nurturing and friendly environment, with positive role models offering their own experiences.A portion of the theater space at 21 Bridge Ave. was transformed into a makeshift coffeehouse – with coffee provided by Coffee Corral on Drs. James Parker Boulevard. There was an open mic session for musical and theatrical performances and reflections by some guest speakers. There was also a chance for participants to have their thoughts and reflections videotaped for use at a later time during various programs in local high schools.Kate Okeson, who helped Zipprich, Borough Council­woman Kathy Horgan and a handful of others organize the event, teaches art at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. She is an activist and is co-founder of Make It Better For Youth, a group that works with LGBT youth. She said the event was aimed at “trying to open the network up” for younger people who, while facing the traditional travails of adolescence, are looking to come to terms with their sexuality and deal with peer and familial issues.Okeson and Zipprich said it is good that young people are finding the strength to come out at an earlier age and it allows them to find their place in life. Zipprich, who is 53, said he didn’t come out until he was 37.“That common experience of ‘what will happen if I declare this?” Okeson said. “It can be all consuming, definitely.”“It took me a long time,” Zipprich said, recalling the trepidation he felt about how friends, family and colleagues would feel about his decision. “Was I really willing to give up my relationships with them to live openly?”Sue Fulton and the Giving Voice Choir from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County.Brenda “Sue” Fulton graduated in 1980 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the first class to allow women. She became an Army captain before resigning her commission to come out. Now, with the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, those wishing to serve can do so and not be denied the opportunity, she said.Joshua Fontanez of Browns Mill is an Army lieutenant who attended a military college in Vermont, where he says being gay wasn’t easy. “You can wish, hope and want,” he said, “but eventually, you have to put your foot down,” and fight for what you believe is right. Fontanez joined a group of gay students whose motto was “You’re not alone.” The school’s administration was surprised with the growth of the organization. “I knew we were doing the right thing when Fox News started attacking us,” he said.Mayor Pasquale Menna offered a formal proclamation from the borough council honoring the event, and advised the audience to use their vote to get their message across. “Equality is not something that just happens,” he told the mostly youthful audience. “You have to work for it.”After the evening’s events, Jordan Pollak, 19, of Manalapan described himself as a transsexual male, who will enter Rutgers University in the fall and will major in psychology and neurology. “I’m an expanding advocate,” Pollak said. “I’m trying to do everything I can to bring about change.“I actually think events like this can be lifesaving,” Pollak said. “These events can show people they aren’t alone.”Chris Hennessy, a 19-year-old Oceanport resident describ­ed herself as “gender queer.” Hennessy, who is attending Fordham University, said she came out to friends and family while a student at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. “Before I came out, high school was harder for me than after I came out,” she said.The revelation gave her confidence. As for her family, “Before I came out I didn’t know how they would respond,” but they have been quite supportive, Hennessy said. “When I heard about this event I thought I wished there was this type of event when I was younger,” Hennessy said.“We want to thank our youth,” said David Pasquale, chairman of the borough’s Human Relations Commission, and an organizer for the event, “because they always show us the best example.”last_img read more

500 battles in the elite

first_imgOf enviable health, apart from the age, only the knees bring him the occasional headache from his stage in Murcia, “because of the humidity or that I know”, and he could extend his career until the “34 or 35 years” . He started in the premiere in Sarriá and lived the first two years in the category. There are fewer and fewer of his generation. “I was in Levante from 60 to 65, both years in First and from there I went to Barcelona“Precisely before the Barça rival he starred in the biggest win still in the Levantine historical records, a 5-1 in the former Vallejo, with two assists to Wanderlei, two goals from him and the fifth was from Torrents after capturing a rebound of a shot from the extreme framing, which always felt like an ‘8.’ That exhibition was the prelude to his signing for Barça, a record that he thought would be overcome on historic day 5-4 at the Ciutat in 2017-18, cutting the streak of unbeatable of those of Ernesto Valverde on the penultimate day of LaLiga. That day I said to my wife: “Today they are going to break that record.” One hundred and ten years of history and 500 games in the First Division. The 2019-20 season of the Levante will go to the granota collective imaginary as a different year. The icing, as always, will put what happens on the green. The set of Orriols will live its fifth centenary in the elite at the Camp Nou, where they haven’t scored yet. Precisely in Barcelona, ​​in the old field of Sarrià, the entity played its first meeting in the category against Espanyol (4-4, 09/15/1963). Since then, 499 meetings on the cusp of national football to close the circle with Barcelona as a link.To talk about a First Division Levante is, essentially, to do it from the last decade, where they contemplate nine of the 14 years in the elite. After almost 40 years for football underworlds, in 2004 he returned to the elite with the group led by Manolo Preciado. But it was in 1963 when the top was first reached. Among those players was Serafin, top historical scorer of the first years in First, who after his experience for Levante ended up signing for Barça. “I think it’s the thing out there with Cucumber“, he remembers exactly at 83 years old. They both signed 13 goals in the first two courses granotas in the elite, above names like Dominguez Y Wanderlei. And remember that he signed “three or four more” in the Cup. Serafín analyzes the meeting and trajectory of the entity in First. And remember with special affection to Ramon Balaguer Y Lele, which prepared the team to ascend two years earlier. “Balaguer was at that time close to transferring me to Seville. I was prepared to stay in Valencia because Levante had asked for the borrowed field when Vallejo collapsed and entered into an operation with Calpe to leave Mestalla for one or two seasons. But he Valencia did not stop by leaving the field. Then Calpe drove for Madrid and I to Barcelona. I wanted to stay in Valencia, “he says. Even if confesses that “I want Levante to beat Valencia and put him on the table, and that I have sympathy for Valencia and I was close to going there. But they are whims that one has”.He pulled from memory to analyze the current Levante, “from a distance” of his native Tudela. “Until now I had not seen a team like the one we had: with Wanderlei, Dominguez, Camarasa, Calpe … So together, so worked. But today. This lift is half board up“Although he said that his team” was a joy “and this one” in some game failed me, like the other day in Pamplona; and that I wanted Osasuna to win. I thought … fuck, if they delivered it. “ For its part, After a long career in teams such as Osasuna, Barakaldo, Deportivo de la Coruña, Levante, Murcia and Barcelona, ​​it is clear: “Sometimes I say, if I could return to football, of all my teams, I would go to Levante. It’s where I got married, a daughter was born in La Cigüeña (former hospital of Valencia) and the other two children were not born in Valencia because my wife had them on vacation and gave birth here in Tudela, “he says.” I keep many friends from my stage in The uprising. One of them is the father of the current president, Pedro, who was a kid then, and I have him in a photo uploaded to a palm tree on the day of the first ascent. I have a tremendous friendship and I keep it. ” He could even sign for Valencia before arriving at Barça. His connection with the city was total. From Paco Lopez, I affirm that “I don’t know him but since he arrived he came to me, and on top of the house“.” He doesn’t put his ass back. I like that from the fifth man onwards. From 11, five behind, and another five from midfield forward. I always think of that pivot that instead of being defensive is an attacker. As now Campaign. “And He showed his preference for ‘Commander’ Morales. “I love it, there are few players in Spain who beat the line like him. When he is well, he shoots”. And when I saw Felix Ettien “the one with 1,000 daily abs” I thought: “This one looks like Dominguez, is the master”. Although if he stays with a current player it is with Jesus Navas. And with Christian before Messi, which states that “has a march more than the rest.” Legend word granota.Scoring at the Camp Nou, the first time in history, would be a great boost for the Levantinistas, who have not started in the best way in 2020. He still does not know the victory, as in Can Barça.last_img read more

Govt must apologise for and recant tribute to convicted terrorist

first_imgDear Editor,The honouring of convicted (by an American court) terrorist Abdul Kadir by the Guyana Parliament (and by extension APNU/AFC Government) is shameful and disgraceful. It is very insensitive to America and Guyanese Americans reeling from terrorism on US soil since the 1990s; many Guyanese Americans were victims of terrorism in America. Paying tribute to a terrorist is worse than the ‘feral blast’ prepared by Presidential Secretary Roger Luncheon, approved by then President Donald Ramotar, and innocently uttered by two PPP MPs in 2014. The Kadir tribute has brought dishonour to the Guyana Parliament. Every Guyanese should condemn and dissociate from this tribute.Kadir, who admitted that he was part of a plot to kill Americans in a mass terror blast, is not deserving of any praise or honour. In seeking to praise this mass murderer, the APNU/AFC Government has brought the country under international scrutiny and opprobrium. It is a sign of the international reprobation this extremist position has sparked among democratic nations in the West. This is a very big embarrassment for our country. Those responsible should be held accountable.The Kadir tribute suggests that the APNU/AFC Government cannot be counted upon to protect America’s interest in the Caribbean region or northeast South America. America should seek to build alliances with NGOs and other political forces willing to secure its interests in Guyana. The idea of Guyana America Friendship Association (GAFA) initiated during the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Guyana in the early 1990s and should be re-birthed and launched in Guyana to take up this issue of building a security strategic and economic alliance with the US. GAFA was formed to foster closer commercial, political, strategic, and diplomatic ties between Guyana and the United States with the goal of building a strong and durable partnership between both countries.Contrary to what Government politicians say, offering a tribute to a terrorist in the West is not a trivial matter. Thousands could have been killed or wounded in worse ways than what happened on 9/11. The US Government is upset about the tribute to Kadir and has used strong language condemning the Government motion to honour a mass killer.The ABC countries did the right thing by condemning the Government for honouring Kadir and the US Ambassador is within her right to criticise the Government. Almost every Guyanese American, save a few Government sycophants, stands by her harsh words against the Government. As the representative of America in Guyana, it is her right to speak out on matters impacting on her country. Someone plotting to kill Americans is the business of the Ambassador; he does not deserve recognition.The diaspora I have spoken with in America and Canada almost unanimously dissociates itself from this tribute to the terrorist Kadir. Only some supporters of APNU, and none who are supportive of AFC, endorse the tribute praising Kadir. Every PPP supporter strongly condemns the tribute to Kadir. One cannot praise a man plotting to kill people.The tribute paid to the convicted terrorist was carried on the national news networks in America, bringing ridicule to the Guyanese nation including the hundreds of thousands of Guyanese Americans. Guyanese Americans could become victims as a result of this tribute to an anti-American terrorist. The Guyanese diaspora apologises to the American nation and urges the APNU/AFC Government to immediately recant the tribute.The Government made a blunder to honour this man. No one could quite understand why the Government would adopt such an insensitive position as relates to America at a time when America has been cracking down on terrorists and Governments harbouring them. America has done so for Guyana – restored democratic governance in 1992 – that we should not do anything hurtful to Washington. America is a friendly partner to Guyana siding with Guyana against Venezuela.America is also responsible for removing the PPP Government in installing the PNC in December 1964 and again in May 2015. Every Guyanese American is hurt by an act of terrorism against America and condemns such an act against their adopted (host) country. The Government seems to have forgotten that there are probably more Guyanese (and their descendants) in America than there are in Guyana and honouring a terrorist would be an issue which would adversely impact them. When Kadir conspired with other Islamic terrorists to blow up JFK, he did not care how many people would be murdered. Guyanese who use that airport to travel back and forth between Guyana and America would also have been among the victims.And even if Guyanese would not have been victims, such violence is unacceptable. The world has suffered a lot from terrorism including most recently in Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and India.The Guyana Government could have spent time and money paying tribute to the victims of terrorism rather than spending so much money and time recognising and praising a terrorist.The APNU/AFC Government should issue an unqualified apology to the US and to Guyanese Americans for this insensitive act. The nation should pressure the Government to adopt such a position.And every Guyanese in the diaspora should unswervingly commit to joining in the fight against terrorism.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Chelsea win at Bristol in WSL opener

first_imgJapan international Yuki Ogimi scored twice as Chelsea Ladies opened their Women’s Super League season with a 2-0 away win against Bristol Academy.Ogimi netted both her goals in the first half, giving the Blues their second victory over Bristol in four days, having enjoyed an FA Cup win against them at the weekend.They are next in action on Sunday when they face Liverpool at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park in their first home match of the WSL campaign.See also:After such a busy pre-season I just can’t wait to get startedChelsea Ladies start with FA Cup winFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Brand SA urges South Africans play their part for Mandela day

first_img(Image: Homecoming Revolution)Johannesburg, Tuesday 14 July – Brand South Africa will play its part on International Nelson Mandela Day by making a difference in the lives of South Africans through its flagship programme Play Your Part.  Brand South Africa will engage with communities in various parts of the country and by supporting charitable causes aimed at improving the lives of fellow South Africans.Download press releasePlay Your Part is a nationwide programme by Brand South Africa created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. Its objective is to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone. This programme aims to encourage South Africans to actively participate in improving their communities which will in turn  drive the implementation of the National Development Plan which is South Africa’s blueprint for economic development and social cohesion by eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by 2030.Programme 1Play Your Part for active citizenshipIn support of this commemorative month and as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism, and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa, has also partnered with the GEM Project who have developed a Play your Part app which contains a number of organisations needing assistance from South Africans.  These include, amongst others, the provision of clothing, assistance with homework, job shadowing and skills development, which all South Africans will be able to support.Once an individual has participated in assisting a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed “a GEM”, which can be converted into a number of products such as airtime/data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Sithembile Ntombela says: “This partnership is an extension not only to the commemorative month’s activities and actions of goodwill by South Africans, but we hope that the nation will continue to contribute to positive change because a nation of people who care deeply for one another, and the environment in which they live, is beneficial for everyone. This is our call to action so that everyday can become a Mandela Day!”The app is a social development drive, that aims to mobilise communities within themselves so that they can help each other rise. Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month. In order to ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates are also encouraged to donate GEMs so that they can be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis.Brand South Africa invites you to download the app, play your part and contribute to the discussions by following the conversation during Mandela Month @Brand_SA #MandelaMonth2015 or #TimeToServe.Programme 2Refurbishing an orphanage in LimpopoOn Friday 17 July, Brand South Africa will play its part for Nelson Mandela Day by refurbishing the Mponegele Ke Itirele Orphanage Centre and assisting with general maintenance on the premises.Through the Play Your Part programme, Brand South Africa encourages all South Africans to make a positive social change in their communities in order to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Africa. Play your Part further seeks to empower and celebrate active citizens in our country.Brand South Africa will also participate in the Mayoral Nelson Mandel Day celebrations on Saturday 18 July at the ZZ2 Farm in Limpopo. The workers on the farm will teach school children from the orphanage about agriculture. The farm workers will share their skills with the children which will empower them to grow  their own vegetable gardens at the orphanage.Programme 3Blitz Clean Up Day, London Road AlexandraBrand South Africa staff will join other active citizens to clean up London Road and Juskei River as part of the wider Green Economy Sustainable Job Creation Concept on Friday 17 July. The aim is to have a “Blitz Clean Up Day” of the London/Vincent Tshabala Road and Jukskei River under the banner of #GreeningAlex.This initiative responds toBrand South Africa’s mandate to work with stakeholders to position South Africa as an investment and business destination of choice. Having a cleaner Alexandra will make the area more attractive to investors and businesspeople which will contribute to economic development and job creation and will therefore improve the lives of the community.Brand South Africa will participate in this initiative because it will highlight some of the challenges that have been identified that continue to hinder private sector investment in the community of Alexandra, some of which include poor infrastructure and environmental degradation.Programme 4Brand South Africa supports #Trek4MandelaBrand South Africa’s Chair of the Marketing Committee Mr Thebe Ikalafeng will join other South African imminent personalities who will summit Mt Kilamanjaro on 18 July 2015.  The #Trek4Mandela climbers are aiming to raise funds to keep 270 000 girls in school.  Keeping girls is school is directly related to the global competitiveness of a country.Brand South Africa invites you to play your part this Nelson Mandela Day to keep a girl child in school by SMSing “Thebe”to 42513 to pledge R30. Follow Thebe’s journey on Twitter at @Brand_SA, @ThebeIkalafeng or @trek4mandela #Trek4Mandela, #MandelaDaylast_img read more

Dairy safety net strengthened but more work needs done

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After Congress made significant improvements in February to the dairy safety net, the National Milk Producers Federation is now urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to move swiftly to re-open 2018 enrollment for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) so farmers can take advantage of the program in the face of challenging on-farm economic conditions.Congress passed a major supplemental assistance bill on Feb. 9 that contained $1.2 billion in budget authority to both strengthen the MPP and remove the annual budget cap on the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) program for dairy. Congress has worked for nearly a year to find the budgetary resources to implement necessary improvements to the MPP, a program which has failed to offer meaningful safety net support to farmers in its first three years of operation. The budget package approved in February will allow farmers to insure more of their milk production history at a lower cost. It also eliminated the $20 million annual cap on all livestock insurance programs, including the LGM. This will allow USDA to offer additional risk management tools for dairy producers.The next step, according to NMPF, is for USDA act quickly to educate producers about the changes to the MPP and re-open the sign-up period to obtain coverage for the full calendar year 2018. That window had closed in mid-December, but the breadth of improvements to the MPP should prompt farmers to reconsider how the program may benefit them in the coming months.“Congress was clear that dairy farmers can re-enroll in the MPP if they dropped out after last year,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF. “They can also change their coverage levels for 2018 if they are only utilizing the catastrophic coverage provided at the basic administrative fee level of $100. Given the difficult economic situation facing dairy farmers in 2018, the assistance provided by these changes is badly needed.”NMPF has also emphasized that MPP coverage under the new provisions set by Congress must be retroactive to the beginning of January. This will ensure the changes provide farmers protection during a period when margins will likely be below the $8 coverage threshold. It is imperative that “coverage be available during the worst of the low-margin conditions in 2018, which market forecasts indicate will occur in the first half of the year,” Mulhern said.In addition to making the LGM program more attractive by removing the $20 million program cap, the disaster package made the following changes to the MPP:• Raised the catastrophic coverage level from $4 to $5 for the first tier of milk production history for all dairy farmers;• Adjusted the first tier of covered production to include every dairy farmer’s first 5 million pounds of annual milk production history, instead of 4 million pounds;• Reduced the premium rates for every producer’s first 5 million pounds of production to better enable dairy farmers to afford the higher levels of coverage;• Modified the margin calculation to a monthly (from bi-monthly) basis; and• Waived the annual $100 administrative fees for underserved farmers.“These changes enact three out of the four goals developed last year by NMPF: reducing MPP premiums, shifting to a monthly margin calculation, and expanding access to other risk management tools,” Mulhern said.  “We’re now working with Congress on our major remaining goal: addressing shortcomings in the current margin calculation that understate actual feed costs. There are different ways to accomplish this needed fix, and we’re working with lawmakers to address it in the 2018 farm bill.”Mulhern said the dairy safety net improvements enjoyed strong support from numerous members of both the House and Senate.“In particular we want to thank Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for spearheading these reforms to the MPP, as well as Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) for helping ensure their passage. We also very much appreciate the House-led efforts of Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) for crafting important language to remove the existing cap on livestock insurance products,” Mulhern said.last_img read more

How Facebook Blew Its Chance To Become A Real Development Platform

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… readwrite Tags:#app developers#Facebook#now#software platform Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Back in 2007, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook Platform to developers, promising that it would allow them to build applications that could tap Facebook’s social graph, access its users, and essentially compete on a level playing field with tools from Facebook itself.Very little of that happened. As PandoDaily’s Hamish McKenzie explains in a long feature, Facebook kept moving the goalposts on developers who accepted its challenge—adding competitive new features of its own here, for instance, or revoking access to key programming interfaces (i.e., APIs) there. All this amounts to a huge missed opportunity, McKenzie argues—one that could have put Facebook on an even footing with Google and Apple.As McKenzie writes:If you had to boil it down to one sentence, you could say that Facebook’s platform never reached its potential because of the company’s complicated and mercurial relationship with developers. Over the years, Facebook has exhibited a pattern of capriciousness that has eroded developers’ faith in the idea that the platform could be a stable environment on which to build a business. Whether it be through too-sweeping rule changes that penalized trustworthy apps for the sins of a few bad actors, or disregard for expectations about what it would or wouldn’t build itself, Facebook created a situation that, for many, proved untenable. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Matthew Wright, Louie Alas hope OT victories strengthen Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Phoenix of the past would’ve lost that game, especially after (Pogoy) hit that shot to tie the game. We would’ve crumbled by then,” he said. “But we stuck together, we’re becoming more experienced, and we’re becoming more of a veteran team,” With the victory, Phoenix now enjoys a 2-0 card, good for the top spot in the Philippine Cup. “We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is a team coming off a great win,” Alas said.The Fuel Masters brace for a proud Columbian squad who are coming off a victorious outing over reigning champs San Miguel Beer. They lock horns on Jan. 23 at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully they’ll be overconfident. It was their first game, they’re still young, so we’re gonna try and jump them early,” Wright said of the Dyip.“We’ve got more experience than them. We feel like we’re a better team, so hopefully it doesn’t go to overtime and we end the game in regulation,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ginebra PBA provincial games ‘coincidental’ but Willie Marcial happy for them Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It wasn’t the rosiest of outcomes, but Phoenix star Matthew Wright and his coach Louie Alas hope that their narrow win over TNT will pay dividends down the line.“I’m just happy we won. [But] we really have to dig down deep in those kind of situations,” Wright told the press shortly after their 93-84 overtime victory over KaTropa at Ynares Center on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “Two overtimes in two games,” said Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief during the post-game presser. “[M]ore than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game,” he added, noting that it affords them an edge in whenever they figure in such tight, testy situations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Last conference, we would lose in such games,” he added.Wright, the gunslinger who was at the forefront of the Fuel Masters offense that spoiled a career performance by RR Pogoy, couldn’t agree more. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Action still left in Group H as Japan and Senegal…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe second fixture for Japan and Senegal ends in a 2-2 draw at Yekaterinburg and therefore none of the teams have a confirmed berth for the Round of 16. Sadio Mane got the better of Japan when he scored in the 11th minute with his shin when the ball rebounded off Eiji Kawashima on a shot taken by Youssouf Sabaly.Takashi Inui levelled in the 34th minute when he curled the ball just inside the right post, though Senegal regained their lead when Moussa Wague put one in the roof of the net in the 71st minute.In the end, Keisuke Honda scored the equaliser in the 77th minute and thus becoming the first Japanese player to score in three World Cup finals.Undoubtedly, the best players on the pitch were the players who got the goals. Other than that Ismailia Sarr had a good impact on the pitch.Moments:-Sadio Mané’s first goal of the World Cup for Senegal against Japan 💪#LFC #YNWA— Roar Of The Kop (@_RoarOfTheKop_) June 24, 2018 Moussa #Wague goal against #JPN!#JPNSEN #WorldCup— 1xBet English | #WorldCup (@1xbet_Eng) June 24, 2018 The legend just scored in his third #WorldCup RT @FootballGIFs4: ⚽️ Goal❗❗ #Senegal 2-2 #Japan Keisuke Honda scores.#WorldCup— PHSports LiveScores (@LiveScoresPH) June 24, 2018Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018 : Bayern stars go head to head against each other as Poland take on Colombia.FIFA World Cup 2018: Tweets flood in as England thrash Panama #Jpn 1-1 #Sen Takashi Inui 34’RT & follow✔💥#WorldCup #WorldCupRussia2018 #WorldCup2018 #JPNSEN— World Cup Goals🏆 (@WCgoalsHD) June 24, 2018last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Serena Wiliams backing Venus Williams to keep title in the family

first_imgSerena Williams is backing older sister Venus Williams to keep the Wimbledon title in the family for another year when the 37-year-old takes on Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the women’s final on Saturday.Venus beat Johanna Konta on Thursday to reach her ninth Wimbledon final and Serena, who missed her title defence after becoming pregnant with her first child, believes her sibling can win a sixth All England Club crown.”I have to believe that, and I know she has to believe that. We work so many years for these moments that she has right now, and I’m really happy for her,” the 23-time grand slam winner told Yahoo Sports.”I’m proud of her, everyone is proud of her. She’s such an amazing person, and she’s so nice, and she’s been through a lot obviously, but we are always rooting for her.”Venus has overcome Sjogrens Syndrome and several injuries to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009 and Serena believes her sister’s triumphs inspire others suffering from the auto-immune disease.”She’s been through her illness, and she keeps fighting through it, and it would just mean so much, not just for her but for people who suffer what she suffers just to realize that this isn’t, this doesn’t have to be it,” Serena said.”You can go through what she goes through and still come out on top.”Venus has beaten Muguruza in three of their four meetings to date but will be wary of the world number 15 after the 23-year-old knocked her out of the Italian Open in May.advertisementlast_img read more

Merc launches limited edition GLC at Rs 50.86 L

first_imgMumbai, Aug 14 (PTI) The largest luxury car-maker Mercedes-Benz India today launched a limited edition of its highest selling sports utility vehicle, the GLC Class, at a price range of Rs 50.86 lakh to Rs 51.25 lakh.The rollout of the Celebration Edition of the GLC is to market the 70th Independence Day, the company said in a statement.Mercedes launched the GLC Class in June 2016 and has gone to become the largest selling SUV model in its portfolio. The Celebration Edition offers a sporty exterior and a plush luxurious interior that enhance the cars luxury quotient.Roland Folger, managing director & chief executive, said the special edition launch is to commemorate the 70th Independence Day and also celebrate the SUVs overwhelming success.”We expect the GLC to remain our key volume driver and we are glad that our product strategy has been working well,” Folger added.Within a few months of its launch last June the company began to product GLC locally and became the 9th model to be produced from its Pune plant. PTI BEN NRB BASlast_img read more

India Today Operation CricketGate makes waves across international media

first_imgIndia Today’s sting operation on Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar revealed a massive flaw in the system and even caught the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) unawares of a scandal which was happening right under their noses.Salgaonkar, who is a former first-class cricketer and selector of the Maharashtra Ranji team, had the audacity to meet with India Today’s undercover reporters, who he thought were bookies, and agreed to doctor the pitch according to their needs.Salgaonkar even allowed them access to the pitch just two days prior to the second ODI between India and New Zealand was to be played.After the sting operation, Salgaonkar was suspended by the MCA with immediate effect and the BCCI ordered a high-level probe into the matter.The news of the sting operation spread like wildfire across the cricketing world after it was aired on India Today TV and Aaj Tak on Wednesday morning.Here is how the Indian and International media reported India Today’s Operation CricketGate:Sydney Morning Herald screenshot BBC screenshotCricket Australia screenshot Cricinfo screenshot Hindustan Time screenshot Reuters screenshot Lead story in the New Zealand Herald. @IndiaToday expose #OperationCricketgate hits headlines globally. Gold Standard of Journalism. Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) October 25, 2017last_img read more

Jose Mourinho touches David Moyes lows as Manchester United lose to West Ham

first_imgManchester United’s troubled season hit a new low on Saturday as Jose Mourinho saw his gamble on introducing a new tactical system backfire with an insipid 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League.After a week in which he had dropped Paul Pogba as vice-captain and seen his men ousted from the League Cup, Mourinho watched United’s faint league title hopes dwindle further with a new-look set-up but the same old prosaic fare.With Pogba so ineffectual that he was substituted after 70 minutes, Mourinho’s unfamiliar 3-5-2 line-up quickly capitulated as record signing Felipe Anderson scored his first Hammers’ goal with an audacious back-foot flick after five minutes.Absolute scenes! Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 29, 2018Andriy Yarmolenko’s shot deflected off Victor Lindelof for an unlucky own goal just before the break but though substitute Marcus Rashford gave the visitors hope with a clever volleyed 71st-minute flick, Marko Arnautovic waltzed between United’s central defenders minutes later to seal victory.Far from closing the gap on Manchester City, Mourinho is matching the lows of David Moyes at Manchester United.The 3-1 loss left United with 10 points from seven games matching the club’s previous worst Premier League start under Moyes in 2013 immediately after Alex Ferguson’s retirement.Ashley Young gave #MUTV his assessment of today’s game. #MUFC United (@ManUtd) September 29, 2018Mourinho seems more focused on picking internal battles rather than motivating his players and preventing a display as disjointed as the one in east London that followed a League Cup loss to second-tier club Derby on Tuesday.advertisementMourinho hasn’t just feuded with midfielder Pogba, who played 70 minutes after being stripped of the vice captaincy, but with the club’s hierarchy. After spending the off-season bemoaning his inability to sign a center back, midfielder Scott McTominay was deployed on the right of an unsettled three-man defense.Little wonder that United was so easily picked apart by a West Ham side with only four points from six games before Saturday.(With inputs from AP and Reuters)last_img read more

Don’t need to answer Kagiso Rabada in a press conference: Virat Kohli on immature comment

first_imgVirat Kohli has finally responded to Kagiso Rabada’s jibe but also praised the South African fast bowler ahead of India’s opening match of the World Cup 2019 against the Proteas on June 5.Kagiso Rabada had recently called Virat Kohli immature and said that the Indian captain likes to get into verbal spats with opposition team players but doesn’t like it when somebody gives it back to him on the field.Rabada was referring to an incident between him and Kohli during the Indian Premier League this season when they had a heated exchange of words when Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing an away match against Delhi Capitals.”I was just thinking about the game plan, really, but Virat, he hit me for a boundary and then he had a word. And then when you give it back to him, he gets angry. I don’t get the guy. Maybe he does it because it gets him going, but that comes across as very immature for me. He is a phenomenal player but he can’t take the abuse. But those things can’t distract you”, Rabada told ESPNCricinfo.Replying to Rabada’s comments, Kohli said he doesn’t want to respond to any player through a press conference before going on to say that the Indian batsmen need to be vary of the threat that Rabada possesses when they take the field in Southampton on Wednesday.”I’ve played against Kagiso (Rabada) many times and I think we can discuss anything that needs to be discussed man-to-man (on Kagiso calling him immature). I don’t need a press conference to answer anything on what he said. Rabada is a world class bowler. He has the kind of skill set to go through any batting order on his day.advertisementVirat Kohli described South Africa bowler @KagisoRabada25 as ‘world class’ ahead of the two sides @cricketworldcup meeting tomorrow. (@ICC) June 4, 2019″Whether he plays with Dale (Steyn) or (Lungi) Ngidi doesn’t matter, he is always going to be a threat. We need to respect that and find ways of scoring against him,” Kohli told the media ahead on the eve of India’s first match of World Cup 2019 in Southampton.#TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli addresses the media on the eve of our first game against South Africa at Southampton #CWC19 (@BCCI) June 4, 2019South Africa meanwhile, were dealt with a massive blow on Tuesday as veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Steyn had already missed the first two games which South Africa lost against England and Bangladesh due to his injury.Steyn was injured during IPL 2019 and missed the World Cup opener against the host nation. He will be replaced by left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks in South Africa’s squad for the rest of the tournament.Also Read | Not colour, but merit should be the basis for selection: Kagiso RabadaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: German football star Thomas Muller cheers for Team IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Steyn, Amla in intense training session ahead of India clashlast_img read more

FOX hires Arena as studio analyst

first_imgUnited States FOX hires former U.S. manager Arena as studio analyst Goal Last updated 2 years ago 07:34 11/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bruce Arena USA Panama United States Portugal v United States Portugal Friendlies The ex-manager will be on the coverage of the U.S.-Portugal match in his first studio appearance since the nation’s 2018 World Cup elimination Bruce Arena will be analyzing the United States as the nation prepares to face Portugal in a friendly Tuesday, but he’ll be doing it from a position he may not be accustomed to.The former U.S. national team boss will be in a television studio, analyzing and talking about the team he coached in its last outing. Arena, who resigned from his post after the U.S. fell to Trinidad & Tobago in October and missed out on the 2018 World Cup, has been hired by FOX Sports as a studio analyst for the U.S. friendly against Portugal on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A five-time MLS Cup winning coach with the LA Galaxy and D.C. United, and the manager who guided the U.S. to a quarterfinal appearance in the 2002 World Cup, Arena took over after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired following a slow start to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying which included a narrow loss to Mexico at home and a heavy defeat away to Costa Rica.While Arena initially saw success and a long unbeaten streak that stretched into the summer, the wheels came off in September, as the U.S. got just one point from games against Costa Rica at home and Honduras on the road.Though a victory against Panama in October meant the U.S. needed just a draw in Trinidad to guarantee a spot in the World Cup, the national team ultimately fell short with a 2-1 defeat. Victories by Panama and Honduras sent the U.S. out of the 2018 tournament.Arena resigned later that week.This will be Arena’s first studio appearance since the elimination and subsequent resignation.He will be in studio with former U.S. international Alexi Lalas, who made statements critical to the national team after the September qualifiers.last_img read more

Scotland’s best here to test their skills

first_imgBy BEN HARRISScotland, the host nation of the 2011 World Cup, have brought over their strongest possible squad to the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.They have taken the best players from their men’s, women’s and mixed opens divisions, and put them in the one team in the mixed opens division.At last year’s European Championships, where 20 nations participated, the kilt-wearing Scots were overall winners of the opens division – a first for the country. But with a World Cup in two years, Scotland coach Robbie McKenzie says the NTLs act as a warm-up event.“Not only is there an requirement to develop in terms of touch physicality and mentality but it is getting over to this environment, getting to see how it works and getting used to the temperature and all that. It’s a no brainer,” McKenzie said.“We have done a lot of hard work in terms of analysis. The style that we are seeing is not a surprise for us because we know how we should be playing against that type of style but we don’t have the quality of opposition in Europe to actually do it.“We have the knowledge but it is a case of coming over and applying that knowledge on the field. It has taken a little bit longer to do it but each game we are going up and up.”Since the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, McKenzie said the Scotland Touch Association has been busy promoting the sport.“It has enabled us to get into schools a little bit more,” he said.“We are in a constant battle with other sports obviously in Scotland, even Scottish Rugby Union we are in a battle with them to try and have touch as a main developmental tool for the game.“We are fighting those battles but to have that spotlight on us in Edinburgh in 2011 has absolutely helped us. It created a lot of money and investment in the game as well. It is working well for us.”You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following MediaFacebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTube – Football Australia will be live streaming matches on their YouTube page.Related LinksScotland touchlast_img read more