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New deal for Payne

first_img Press Association Payne, 27, is in the Barbarians squad for their appointments with England on May 26, then the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong six days later. His new deal will keep him at Ravenhill until at least 2016, having joined Ulster from the Auckland Blues two years ago. Ulster have announced a new three-year contract for full-back Jared Payne.center_img Ulster rugby director David Humphreys said: “Jared is an exceptional player who is as dynamic with ball-in-hand as he is rock-solid in defence. “He is a hugely important member of our squad, and I am delighted that he has committed to Ulster for a further three years.” last_img read more

Tim Sherwood defends tactical switches after Villa are shocked by Leicester

first_imgTim Sherwood has defended his substitutions against Leicester and admitted the changes made by both managers played a part in the dramatic turnaround at the King Power Stadium. For just over an hour on Sunday it was probably Aston Villa’s best performance of the Barclays Premier League season, as Sherwood’s side led 2-0 courtesy of a goal from Jack Grealish – his first for the club – and Carles Gil’s strike. However, from a position of total control, Villa somehow conspired to lose the game 3-2. Press Association Leicester’s fightback coincided with a couple of strange changes by the Villa boss. First, shortly after Gil’s 63rd-minute strike, Sherwood replaced the Spanish midfielder with Jordan Ayew – a striker. Then, at 2-1, Rudy Gestede came on for Gabby Agbonlahor when a more defensive approach was perhaps needed. As a result the hosts gained the upper hand and Jamie Vardy equalised with eight minutes remaining before Nathan Dyer, brought on by Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri at half-time to allow Riyad Mahrez to play more centrally, bravely headed the winning goal in the 89th minute. Mahrez had a hand in all three of the Foxes goals, leaving Sherwood out-tinkered by ‘The Tinkerman’. “They had to change, didn’t they? Because we were so on top and we were outplaying them. But credit to them for the changes they made,” said Sherwood. “I’ve been asked about bringing Carles off but I had to. I was going to make the substitution before he scored as he was struggling with an injury. “You make changes – sometimes they work for you, sometimes they don’t. “I’m not sure if they were the reasons the game got away from us. People can draw their own conclusions. “The game was gone. It was finished. With 30 minutes left, 2-0 up, the game should be dead and buried. “But we made unforced errors and it has cost us the game. It was individual errors, which we need to stop happening. “We scored good goals but the goals we conceded were shocking.” As well as introducing Dyer at the break, Ranieri reacted immediately to going 2-0 down by bringing on Ngolo Kante and Leonardo Ulloa and b oth played their part in the fightback. Ranieri received a lot of credit for the changes he made but the 63-year-old was quick to deflect the praise back on to his players. “I saw that the team wanted something different, to keep the spirit going,” he said. “I told the players they were keeping the ball better than us but if we played together we could do something good, and the players did it – they did it all.” Asked if he now has a selection headache for the trip to Stoke next weekend, the affable Italian said: “No, no it’s good. This is not a problem. “Injuries and suspensions give a manager a problem, not having 25 players to pick from – players who are ready.” last_img read more

DFA Denounces Illegal Body Running State League in Delta

first_imgThe board of the Delta State Football Association (DFA) has drawn the attention of football loving personalities to the action of some over-ambitious persons who are parading themselves as organising a state league in the state.DFA Head of Media, Timi Ebikagboro, said yesterday that “for the avoidance of doubt, the powers to run such a league is vested on the DFA and at present, the state league department is under the headship of ex-international, Edema Fuludu.”Ebikagboro said that while the DFA is happy that corporate bodies are willing to partner it in the interest of the state and in tandem with the SMART agenda of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration, “the body would appreciate if such actions are done with the blessing of the DFA.” The DFA spokesman therefore advised all clubs in the state not to register with anybody or group that claims to be organising a state league, as it is illegal and does not have the blessings of the DFA led by Austin Jay Jay Okocha.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sadio Mane:  From Torn Boots and Shorts on the Streets of…

first_imgIt stretches well beyond the time his agents from the arena11 group “couldn’t find good enough words” to describe his introduction to the 24-year-old’s artistry, when the player transferred from Metz to Red Bull Salzburg in 2012.Mane’s fizz, and the frequency in which he left markers muddled in the distance, was well known on the streets of Sedhiou, a remote city in Senegal where he grew up on a diet of football in the dust.At 15, he made the near 500-mile journey north to Dakar, and floored yet another observer as his destiny started to take shape.“I left my city to go to the capital with my uncle, and there were trials on,” the attacker exclusively explains after earning 39th spot in the 2016 Goal 50, which ranks the best players in the world.“We went to them and there were lots of boys being tested and getting organised into teams. I will never forget this, and it is funny now, but when I went to try out there was an older man that looked at me like I was in the wrong place. “He asked me ‘are you here for the test?’ I said I was. He asked me, ‘with those boots? Look at them. How can you play in them?’. They were bad, really bad – torn and old. Then he said, ‘and with those shorts? You don’t even have proper football shorts?’“I told him what I came with was the best I had, and I only wanted to play – to show myself. When I got on the pitch, you could see the surprise on his face.“He came to me and said ‘I’m picking you straight away. You’ll play in my team.’ After those trials, I went to the academy.”It took plenty of pleading for the Senegal international to leave home, let alone sign up to Generation Foot, the centre that also counts Diafra Sakho and Papiss Cisse as alumni.“I was in the city, just playing ‘on the way’ – in the street or wherever there was a game,” Mane details.’Marquinhos already as good as Ramos’“Since I was two or three years old, I remember always being with the ball. I would see kids playing on the street, and would join them.“That is how I started – just on the roads. When I got older, I would go to watch games, especially when the national team played. I wanted to see my heroes and imagine myself as them.“There was big excitement in the country in 2002 during the World Cup [Senegal got to the quarter-finals in their first appearance at the showpiece, famously beating holders France in the opening match], but it was already only football for me before that.“We also used to have a tournament in our village, and I would always go to see that.“Everyone would tell me I was the best in the city, but my family wasn’t a footballing one. They are big on religion and wanted different things for me.“When they could see that in my head and my heart there was only football, I started to convince them to let me go to Dakar.“In the beginning they didn’t accept it, but the more they saw how much I wanted it and that there was nothing else for me, they helped me.”His talent so obvious and inspiring, even people who didn’t know Mane pulled together to ensure he had the best possible shot at pursuing his only passion.“My uncle was a big help, but not the only one at the start,” says the winger.“When I moved to Dakar, I went to live with a family that I didn’t even know!“My family knew someone who knew them, and he took me to their house.“They took me in, they took care of me and did everything to help me just worry about football until I left for Metz.”Now, they tune in with pride as Mane twists and turns Premier League defences, marvelling at his craft up close when he returns home for international duty as Senegal’s “little diamond.”Each time he takes to the pitch, it is an opportunity to show his gratitude to them and one he does not waste.Instrumental during his country’s qualifying campaign for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, scoring thrice as they topped Group K without losing a game, Mane will be Senegal’s trump card at the finals in Gabon.In 11 appearances for Liverpool since his £30 million summer switch from St Mary’s, Mane has directly contributed 10 goals. He reached double figures both in his seasons at Southampton; his cocktail of lightning speed, clever feet, clarity of vision and tirelessness twice drawing Manchester United’s interest.But fate would ensure Mane, admired and monitored by Jurgen Klopp since the London Olympics in 2012, would line up for the German.Before departing Salzburg for the south coast of England in 2014, Mane had a mega offer from Spartak Moscow. The money on the table was barely believable, but the speedster left Senegal with football advancement as his focal point and so much more appealing was a meeting with Klopp and the prospect of fitting into his dazzling Borussia Dortmund team. “I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it – that he wanted to meet and thought I could help his team, who were so good. I used to watch them all the time,” Mane recalls.Salzburg proved difficult to negotiate with and a deal didn’t materialise, but a base was built and Klopp continued to note his development.During the summer window, the 49-year-old knew exactly where to look when searching for explosive pace and added goals in the transfer market.“Things didn’t work out back then and it was frustrating, but that’s life – nothing just comes easy,” Mane reflects.Liverpool duo lead creativity chart“I told myself to just carry on working hard, push myself and something big would come. I did that. I went to Southampton, I played well and then, Klopp wanted me again.“Now I’m lucky enough to be working with one of the best managers in football. It was meant to happen and I am very happy to be learning all the time from him.”When he opened his Liverpool account at the Emirates, Mane – both arms outstretched, his fingers pointing to Klopp – ran to his manager and jumped on his back. The celebration was a long time coming; the moments since serving as a reminder of why he sacrificed everything, weathering trying times in the process.“I was so young and it wasn’t easy at all to leave what I knew,” Mane admits of his path, which meant a separation from those closest to him.“I missed my family so much, missed being with my mum and my sisters. But to be a footballer is all I wanted and I knew these tough days were to help me achieve that.’Liverpool playing better than anyone’“Many, many, many people I grew up with, such skilful players, didn’t have the chance I did to become a professional. –Culled from Goal.comShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 24 year-old left his home city of Sedhiou at 15 and exclusively details his incredible route to becoming one of the Premier League’s best attackersSadio Mane’s habit of making a masterful first impression long precedes him toying with Nacho Monreal and Callum Chambers – chopping between both Arsenal defenders as he cut in from the right – before finding the top corner on his Liverpool debut.It predates him winning a penalty against the same opposition when he made his bow for Southampton two years prior, in a League Cup victory.last_img read more

SB : Chance to finally beat South Florida, reach 40 wins provide sources of motivation for Syracuse

first_img Comments Published on May 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweets Leigh Ross still tries to joke with Hallie Gibbs about the South Florida series from last season. But Gibbs, Ross’ former standout at third base, refuses to laugh about how Syracuse was swept in three games by the Bulls.A season after that sweep, Gibbs won’t even talk about those surprising losses with her former coach, Ross.‘We try to make light of it, but she won’t even speak of what happened last season down there,’ Ross said. ‘We were playing so well, and to go down there and lose three straight made us all angry. But she was by far the angriest.’Gibbs graduated without a single career win against the Bulls in four seasons. And if SU can’t beat South Florida once in three games this weekend, this year’s senior class will graduate angry, too. SU hasn’t beat South Florida since April 23, 2006.This weekend’s regular season finale against the Bulls means a little more to second baseman Stephanie Watts and the rest of the senior class. Watts said none of her senior teammates want to ruin their last home weekend at SU Softball Stadium without extracting some revenge and ending USF’s streak. Syracuse (38-12, 15-4 Big East) will play a doubleheader against the Bulls (44-8, 16-3) at noon on Saturday, and will play the third game on Sunday at 11 a.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf the Orange takes at least two games, it’ll reach 40 wins for another milestone on an already strong season. Doing that against South Florida, though, would be a diversion from the typical results when these two teams play.‘We haven’t beaten them since I’ve been here,’ Watts said, ‘so even before the season, we had senior weekend circled on the schedule.’While Watts said beating South Florida was ‘the ultimate goal’ for this weekend, catcher Lacey Kohl sees reaching 40 wins as the most significant accomplishment that could come out of this weekend.After SU lost a few games in the non-conference tournaments at the beginning of the year, Kohl called a team meeting to discuss the season. At that meeting, players wrote down the goals they had for the season.Winning 40 games was near the top of that list. Kohl said any 40-win team is virtually guaranteed to earn an automatic NCAA tournament berth. And because SU’s doubleheader against Niagara was cancelled on Tuesday, Kohl and her teammates will need to beat South Florida to reach that goal.‘Winning 40 games is big,’ Kohl said. ‘It’s almost a sure bid for the regional season, but it’s also just a huge accomplishment. Our goal is 40 wins, so it’d be nice to get even closer.’Kohl and her teammates know South Florida has already reached the 40-win mark. The No. 18 team in the country has won 44 games this season and has only eight losses on its record.Pitcher Stacy Kuwik said beating South Florida and earning SU’s 40th win of the season would be great for the team’s momentum heading into the Big East tournament and beyond.‘Coach King said at the beginning of the season that our team is circled on every white board and every schedule,’ said Kuwik. ‘We need good wins to take the postseason by storm.’For most SU players, though, quality wins fall second to the other weekend storylines. Seniors want to beat South Florida before they graduate, and the whole team wants to notch their 40th win.Watts said she knew her goal for this weekend the moment the schedule was released.‘Beating the Bulls,’ Watts said. ‘Everything else takes a backseat.’nctoney@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Shoah Foundation launches IWitness

first_imgLast week, the USC Shoah Foundation launched the full version of its educational website IWitness after two years of beta testing. Focused primarily on interacting with students in middle and high school, the website is currently being operated in 58 nations around the world as well as in all 50 U.S. states.IWitness was launched in beta in January 2012 at the United Nations. That same year, the American Association of School Librarians designated IWitness as one of the Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning.Soon after its inception in 2012, the developing team worked closely with the beta testers, which included educators and students from different parts of the world. Improvements include at least three additional languages to broaden global access to the site. After analyzing the user feedback, the team made video additions to the template and refined the structure of the site.“Two and a half years later, the website is robust and full of content,” said IWitness manager Jenna Leventhal.The full-service educational website focuses primarily on interacting with  middle and high school students and contains more than 1,300 audio-visual Holocaust and other genocide testimonials from the Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archives. Each video contains the life story of an individual with a particular focus on the persecution they suffered.The Shoah Foundation has partnered with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Rossier School of Education to introduce IWitness as a guide for future educators to teach about events such as the Holocaust, and to emphasize the importance of multimedia in a 21st century classroom. Currently, IWitness contains not only Holocaust testimonials but also interviews with people who lived through the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and the Nanjing Massacre during World War II.Leventhal said that the primary vision of the program has been to inspire empathy in young adults. In addition, the innovative software of the program allows both educators and students to create personalized interfaces, which are not limited to video testimonials and custom lesson plans.“It allows students to reflect on what they experience through the program and relate it to similar but more current world affairs,” Leventhal said.The website’s capabilities are broad and designed to be user-friendly. The participating teachers are prompted to activate an account and add their students to a roster, which will record the students’ activities. Educators are then able to create tasks for their students that include customized lessons and video projects. The groups’ information and activities are kept private, but some educators have been so impressed with the results of implementing IWitness in their curriculums that they would like to share their success publicly.“Another very important quality of this program is that it teaches its user how to ethically construct a testimonial of such delicate quality,” said Josh Grossberg, public communications manager for the Shoah Foundation.Educators who choose to add the program to their curriculum can register at no cost and begin working with the program after a one-step registration process. The program includes all the content, training and tools necessary to efficiently operate the website.last_img read more

Students set up health care clinics abroad

first_imgWhile many opportunities exist for medical students to gain experience in their field at USC, one organization active in Latin America and Africa has opened its doors to the entire student body.Photo courtesy of Oscar Chen Going global · USC Medlife President Oscar Chen traveled to Peru in January to deliver healthcare services and educate local people.USC Medlife sends students abroad to provide healthcare to the local residents in developing countries. Members of the organization have attended mobile clinics in Lima, Peru and Riobamba, Ecuador this past year. This winter, the organization will conduct its first clinic in Managua, Nicaragua, according to USC Medlife President Oscar Chen.In an email to the Daily Trojan, Chen said that Medlife’s mission is driven by its belief in the universal nature of healthcare.“Medlife is dedicated to providing care to medically underserved communities because it is morally wrong to deny any individual to access to healthcare,” Chen wrote.According to Chen, students who participate in the trip assist in setting up mobile clinics in the local communities and shadow different stations, including triage, doctor, dentist, OB/GYN, tooth brushing and pharmacy. They also educate the community about disease prevention, including lessons on how to administer self-examinations for breast lumps that could potentially lead to breast cancer.Students of any year or major can join Medlife by submitting an application online. After attending their first trip, students become members of the USC chapter. Each trip with Medlife lasts from one to two weeks, and each mobile clinic lasts one week. On average, approximately 20 to 25 USC students participate in each trip, joining students from other universities to create a total staff of 60 to 100 students.All the expenses for Medlife trips are covered by participation fees and donations. Students are required to pay a participation fee that ranges from between $600 to $800 depending on the location of the trip, which includes housing, food, transportation for a week and the equipment and staff needed.Local healthcare professionals assist Medlife with each trip. According to Chen, these health professionals work in a hospital for 10 to 11 months during the year, and volunteer for one or two months at the mobile clinics. He believes that along with the help of the local healthcare providers, the cultural barrier between visiting students and local people can be decreased, as they can relate to the community and communicate with the patients in the local language.“This is a very important aspect of Medlife because these health professionals have a greater understanding of the sociopolitical factors that contribute to inadequate healthcare in the communities that they serve,” Chen wrote. “The healthcare professionals that we work with also speak English, so students are encouraged to ask questions and learn from their experiences.”Medlife has also created development projects that focus on bringing sustainable changes to the local community. Students involve themselves in construction while they are abroad, and help fundraise for specific projects when they return from the trip.“One of the biggest issues with organizations that help these impoverished communities is what happens when they leave due to limited resources,” Chen wrote. “Are the communities able to adopt a healthier lifestyle or will they revert back to their original state? Medlife creates sustainable projects like staircases and water delivery systems that have lasting impacts on the community.”Claire Justin, a junior majoring in non-governmental organizations and social change and global health, joined Medlife to gain a better understanding of how medicine is practiced in an underserved population in a low-income country. She said that her first trip to Peru in the winter of 2015 allowed her to feel more closely connected with her global health goals.“Not only did I get to see and participate in the wonderful humanitarian work that Medlife is doing in Peru, [but] I also learned about the specific challenges that the working poor in Peru face,” Justin said. “Being in Peru opened my eyes to the realities that people in low-income countries face when it comes to trying to get health care. The whole experience showed me that the global community can have a real and lasting impact on their lives.”Medlife focuses on providing healthcare not only to those in developing countries but also to the local community. According to Chen, when students are not volunteering in mobile clinics, they have opportunities to serve the underserved people around the city of Los Angeles.“One of the key philosophies of Medlife is that we aim to provide care to people that suffer from inadequate access,” Chen wrote. “This included volunteering abroad in third world countries but also in the United States itself. We shape our members into active members in the fight against healthcare disparities in the hopes of improving the lives of countless people around the world.”Kathleen Tor, a senior majoring in biological sciences, said that the trip gave her insight to the delivery of healthcare outside of the United States.“Medlife has definitely changed the way I view the world,” Tor said. “I have since developed a new appreciation for things I had previously taken for granted, such as clean water and access to health care facilities. Medlife opened my eyes to global issues with which I had not previously concerned myself.”last_img read more

Gibraltar Government appoints Andrew Lyman as Gambling Regulatory lead

first_img Submit Share Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 StumbleUpon Andrew LymanThe Government of Gibraltar has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Lyman as its new Executive Director & Head of Gambling.Lyman who currently serves as Director of Group Regulatory Affairs for William Hill Plc is expected to take over the executive role in January 2018, replacing current incumbent Philip Brear who will serve as an advisor to the government of Gibraltar.An industry veteran specialising in leadership advisory, public affairs and regulations,  Lyman will lead Gibraltar’s regulatory guidance and stakeholder relationships as the British Overseas Territory prepares to introduce new industry policies, following its reform of the ‘Gibraltar 2016 Gambling Act’.Confirming the appointment of Lyman, Albert Isola, Minister with responsibility for Gambling in Gibraltar said: “Andrew is very well known in the industry, here in the UK and further afield, as an authoritative voice on policy, regulation, public affairs and the operation and development of all aspects of remote and non-remote gambling.“Gibraltar remains committed to supporting the gaming community and to providing the very best in remote and all other gambling services, safely and securely, and Andrew’s appointment reflects this commitment and determination to remain best in class.” Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 Share Related Articles BetVictor terminates its Isthmian amateur football profile April 15, 2020last_img read more

Sports Time Machine: On April 5, 1979, Bosna was European Champion!

first_imgForty-one years ago or more precisely on April 5, 1979 in the French Grenoble, Basketball Club Bosna achieved a historic win over the Italian Emerson and became a European champion for the first time, writes BH news agency Patria.In front of 12,000 fans, the popular “Students” were celebrating a great victory with score of 96:93. Back then, it was then the biggest success of Yugoslavian, and today it is still the largest Bosnia and Herzegovina’s basketball success.The lineup of generation of champions: Delibašić, Varajić, Vučević, Benaček, Đogić, Bosiočić, Izić, Radovanović, Hadžić, Pešić. The coach of this brilliant generation was the legendary Bogdan Boša Tanjević. In that game, Varajić scored 45 and Delibašić 30 points.This generation was written with golden letters in both Yugoslavian and European basketball. In the next four years, Bosnia has won two national titles – in the seasons 1979/80 and 1982/83.Last year, due to accumulated financial problems and debts, BC Bosna changed its name to BC Bosna Royal which caused many controversies among basketball fans of this legendary club.last_img read more

KanOkla Networks is seeking full time construction/fiber optics technician

first_imgKanOkla Networks, a leader in the rural telecommunications industry serving South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma, is seeking a full time Construction/Fiber Optic Technician.Duties of the fiber optic technician will include placement, splicing and maintenance of  fiber optic cables, maintain right of ways making sure roadways are patched, maintain fiber optic equipment at various locations, and operation of digging, trenching, and other necessary equipment.  It is necessary to have a CDL, mechanical skills, and the ability to read staking sheets and blueprints. Job will be 80 percent outdoors and 20 percent inside. On the job training and also classroom training will be provided for the right candidate. Must be able to lift 75 pounds.KanOkla Networks offers a stable work environment along with an attractive salary/benefit package. For more information or to obtain an application please call the Human Resource Specialist with KanOkla Networks at 620-845-5682 or submit your resume by email to You may also mail it to: KanOkla NetworksAttn: Human Resource SpecialistPO Box 111, Caldwell, KS 67022 Deadline: June 9, 2014last_img read more

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