Pellegrini: Yaya happy at City

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure is “very happy” at the club and ready for the start of the new season. City’s player of the year in their title-winning 2013-14 campaign has had a difficult summer, during which his relationship with the club appeared strained. First there were the infamous claims from his agent that he felt unappreciated and disrespected by the club after his birthday was not sufficiently acknowledged during a post-season trip to Abu Dhabi. In June Toure’s younger brother Ibrahim died after a battle with cancer. In the days that followed Toure claimed he had been denied permission by the club to spend time with Ibrahim as his health deteriorated. These matters led to considerable speculation that the Ivory Coast international could leave City, with Paris St German heavily linked, but last month he reiterated his commitment to the club. Pellegrini said: “Really, I spoke with Yaya and he’s very happy. “I don’t know what happened in the summer. Some people talked about his position, but really at this moment he doesn’t have any problems. It has passed, it doesn’t matter at this moment.” It has been suggested that some of the comments from agent Dimitri Seluk may have been in part a tactic to negotiate a new contract. Yet Toure, 31, is just over a year into a four-year deal worth a reported £45million. It is understood that no negotiations are currently taking place, even though new long-term deals this week for Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero led to suggestions Toure could be next. Pellegrini almost gave rise to such speculation himself as he spoke at a press conference to preview Sunday’s Barclays Premier League opener at Newcastle. Asked about the latest batch of deals, he said: “Maybe you will know in the next few days about other players who extend their contracts.” When asked specifically if he was referring to Toure, Pellegrini would not name names. He said: “We will see in the next days what will happen. I’m not saying (he) probably (will), we will see in the next days.” Recent comments from striker Edin Dzeko, however, have suggested that he may well be the next player to re-sign. Pellegrini hopes the issue of Toure’s future can now be put aside. Asked if the whole birthday episode was embarrassing for the club, Pellegrini said: “I think that at this moment, it is not important.” On the issue of contracts, Pellegrini was similarly non-committal when asked whether England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has two years remaining on his present deal, was set to agree fresh terms. Pellegrini also declined the opportunity to state whether Hart or new signing Willy Caballero, who played in the Community Shield last weekend, would start at Newcastle. He said: “Willy Caballero played in the Community Shield because he worked for around 33 days in pre-season and Joe Hart just seven or eight days. “For me it is exactly the same as all the other positions of the team. “It is very important for the team to have two good players in every position and then we see every week which player starts every game. We have so many games we need a strong squad.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Sligo abandoned

first_img Officials initially reported the track to be fit for action following an 8.30am check, but further heavy rain coupled with an unfavourable forecast has forced them to call off Wednesday’s fixture. A Turf Club statement said: “The Turf Club has announced that the Sligo fixture scheduled for today has been abandoned due to further heavy rain and an unfavourable weather forecast for the remainder of the day. In addition there will be a further 8am course inspection to determine the prospects of racing at Sligo on Thursday.” Wednesday evening’s meeting at Sligo has been abandoned, with an 8am inspection planned for Thursday to determine prospects for that card. Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 – Shikhar Dhawan found it difficult to get going in these conditions: Ricky Ponting

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets.Chennai Super Kings secured their second straight win.Shikhar Dhawan notched up his 33rd fifty. highlights New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan was batting with a mixture of confidence and calmness in the IPL 2019 clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla. At times, the left-hander looked at his aggressive best but consumed far too many deliveries as Delhi Capitals tried to reach a big total. At 118/2 in the 15th over, Dhawan along with Rishabh Pant looked in great touch but both fell at crucial times to Dwayne Bravo. Delhi Capitals managed just 29 runs in the last five overs and they reached 147/6. Chennai Super Kings reached the target with two balls to spare to win by six wickets courtesy a blazing knock from Shane Watson who smashed 44 off 26 balls. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said Dhawan, who took 47 balls for his 51, found the going difficult in these conditions and that he suffered an injury while batting. “Ideally, he should have been quicker. It was not an easy wicket to get going and strike after the end of the power play. We want Shikhar to play a particular role in the team. By his own admissions, he would have wanted to score more quickly. At the 15 over mark, we were 118/2. We had set the platform to get a total of 170+. We struggled to get to 147.  I am disappointed with the way how we batted towards the backend of the innings. We batted well at the start. It was difficult for Shikhar to get going. He had hurt his ankle while batting. His usual running between the wickets was hampered. We need to talk as to how we need to bat in these conditions. The wickets right through the season will be similar and we need to play smarter cricket,” Ponting said.  Ponting admitted that the kind of start that Chennai Super Kings got in the powerplay put them on top and he stated that the Delhi Capitals bowlers were a bit too aggressive in the quest for wickets. “When Chennai Super Kings were chasing the total, they bowled first and they knew the wicket was going to slow down in the middle overs. Tactically, they had to come out all guns blazing in the power play in order to stay in the game and that is what they did. We over-attacked a bit with the ball in the search of quick wickets. We wanted to take wickets in order to stay in contention for a win. When you are slightly off the mark, quality players like Shane Watson will make you pay. It was not the bowling which cost is the game. At the end of the day, we were 20-25 runs short with the bat and that made the difference in the game,” Ponting said. When asked as to whether the final five overs cost Delhi Capitals, Ponting emphasized that the team did not do both aspects well. “The last five six overs of our batting and the first four-five overs cost us. However, we win together and lose together. Batting looked difficult at the end. If we had not conceded so many runs in the power play stages, Chennai Super Kings would have found the total difficult to chase. The average score at the Kotla is 165. Last year, it was 190,” Ponting said. Delhi Capitals next take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Kotla on March 30, with Dinesh Karthik’s side registering a thrilling win against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.last_img read more

Zeal co-founder Marc Peters backs Lotto24 takeover as ‘best business strategy’

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of Deutsche Borse listed Zeal Network has revealed that enterprise co-founder and active shareholder Marc Peters has declared his support for the acquisition of German market rival Lotto24 AG.Peters who founded the company in 2000, alongside partner Jens Schumann has detailed his support of a takeover of Lotto24 to Zeal investors, backing corporate governance’s future strategy.“Having reviewed the proposed transaction as well as the recent changes in the regulatory environment in detail, I have come to the conclusion that both the business model change, as well as the proposed transaction with Lotto24, are the right way forward for the company” reads Marc Peters statement.Zeal’s latest communication follows last week’s confirmation by governance that it would not proceed with putting forward Lottoland’s proposed €76 million offer to buy-out Zeal’s German market assets.In its statement, Zeal governance labels Marc Peters endorsement of the takeover as a further ‘confirmation of its planned corporate transformation for the German lottery market’ and the best strategy for stakeholders moving forward.Zeal’s scheduled shareholder vote on the Lotto24 takeover will take place this 18 January, with shareholders unable to attend having been told to submit proxy votes before the deadline of 09.00 GMT on Wednesday 16 January. Share Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

Baltimore Protesters Take Down, Dump Columbus Statue into Harbor

first_imgProtesters who have been mobilized recently by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, as well as Confederate figures and others.They believe the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue, which was owned by the city, was dedicated in 1984 by former Mayor William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan.Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in Miami; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Boston, where one was decapitated.After throwing the status into the water on Saturday, the protesters reportedly moved on to Ouzo Bay Restaurant, a restaurant where a customer stated that her 9-year old Black son was denied service on June 22. Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thew it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, according to officials.Demonstrators used ropes to take down the monument in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.Baltimore Police stated, “we have no new updates to provide at this time.”However, in a statement, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter:Today I issued the following statement on events in Baltimore City. City leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making them safer.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) July 5, 2020last_img read more

LVR salutes top Bomber athletes following stellar season

first_imgL.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy’s Rugby and Girl’s Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.However, before the final test has been marked, the athletic department saluted its top students during the annual awards ceremony.Some of the award winners included: Jonah Thiele: Top Male Scholar Athlete award:  for a student who excelled in both their chosen sport as well as their academics.  Jonah is an elite soccer player.Kyra Burkart: Top Female Scholar Athlete award:   “  “     “     “       “      Kyra was one of the stars on her soccer and field hockey teams.Naomi Perkins: Received the Most Outstanding Female Athlete award: for her play in soccer led LVR’s Soccer Team to a Provincial Championship and was awarded the tournament MVP. Perkins also received the Best All Around Athlete award (besides soccer, she also excelled in basketball, field hockey and X-Country Running).Darian Johnson: Best All Around Male Athlete award – for his achievements on the basketball, soccer, and X-Country Running Teams.Josh Matosevic: Most Dedicated Athlete award – for his extreme dedication to his own personal growth as a basketball player and for helping with the Steve Nash Foundation which promotes basketball to our local elementary school youngsters.Eli Swan-Wilson: Most Oustanding Male Athlete — Swan-Wilson captained the LVR Rugby Team to a AA Tier 2 Provincial Championship.  He received a “Commissioner’s 15” recognition, rugby’s version of being selected to the all-star team.last_img read more

Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs Records 500th Career Steal to Earn Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Thursday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior guard averaged 21.5 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and seven assists across Lamar’s two victories. Barrs also boasted a 51.7-percent average from the field and a 50-percent shooting mark from beyond the arc.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasBarrs recorded her fifth and sixth career triple-double performances during week seven, boosting the Cards to a 93-37 win over Howard Payne and an 82-66 victory over University of the Pacific.With the pair of wins, Lamar’s home winning streak is extended to 33 straight, marking the second longest active streak in the NCAA.In LU’s win over Howard Payne, the senior recorded her 500th career steal, becoming the fourth NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to record 500 or more career steals. The guard hit a season-high four three-pointers against Howard Payne and ripped a season-high 10 steals in each in each of her two most recent games.Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston StateSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Gilas facing same old problems ahead of Australia clash

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe good news is that Andray Blatche is in his best shape for Gilas Pilipinas ahead of the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The bad news, however, is that the Philippines is again pressed for time with a showdown against world No. 10 Australia just less than two weeks away.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA Finals rematch set as San Beda faces Lyceum for PCCL title Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img “We have that luxury of having more than one player, but we don’t have practice times. It’s the same. That’s why we’re just making do with what we have, trying to make the most of the situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Starting Gilas’ daily practices on Monday at Greenhills West Gym, Reyes shared that just like last time, he’s trying his best to fast-track everything as he makes do with problems surrounding the availability of the players.“They will still all play until Sunday so you can imagine how hard it is for us to prepare,” he said. “The PBA players are still going to be playing with their mother teams all throughout this week. So that’s why we’re kind of grappling with that situation now. That’s why it’s very hard to make any decisions on to who will make the lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTS Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReyes couldn’t help but express his frustration, knowing that the team is set to leave for Melbourne on February 19, giving Gilas Pilipinas a less than three days to practice as a complete unit.“We’ll only be complete when we get to Australia on the 20th. What else is new?” he lamented. “The mother teams have the final say on the players. So it’s great that there’s no more one player per team rule. But you know, the real question is how much practice can we get?” MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

Liberian Olympic Athlete Launches Tea Brand in US

first_imgAndrew Reyes represented Team Liberia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000United States-based Liberian Olympic athlete Andrew Reyes has launched his own business in the United States, designed to help promote healthy lifestyle.As an athlete who wanted to pursue a career in health and wellness after competing in several athletic competitions, Reyes decided to start a personal fitness business which he became successful at by officially launching his tea brand dubbed “TEATOXBYDREW,” on December 27, 2018.“Now I have ventured into the wellness part of my career to help others not only to become physically fit on the outside, but to become physically fit inward as well,” Reyes said.Since the establishment of his tea brand, Andrew has sold his product to several customers worldwide through its website, with several individuals giving testimonials via social media.TEATOXBYDREW: The Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. (Photo: Andrew Reyes)According to Reyes, he is planning on bringing the product to Liberia as part of health and wellness to the communities. “We plan on collaborating with Liberia’s Ministry of Health to get Liberia back on track in a healthy lifestyle. We want to host camps wellness retreats and seminars to the Liberian community and government.“Because it is new to the people, it is going to be a challenge to introduce the our Healthy Detox Tea Brands, but with the accolades of being a Liberian and Olympian of Liberia, I believe we will overcome the challenges to bring a Healthy LIFESTYLE back home,” he said.Andrew Reyes, a sprinter, is a Liberian native born in Margibi County, a descendant of the Kaiuway family. When he was one week old, he was adopted by the Sinclair-Reyes Family in the United States. There he was raised and, in his early teenage years, was engaged in sports and fitness. A few years later, Reyes represented Team Liberia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He holds the Liberian national record in the 4x100m relay from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The 44-year-old also participated in the USA 2017 National Indoors Championship and currently holds two gold medals from the championship.About ProductDetox tea is usually based on tea leaves mixed with different type of herbs. Most teas recommended for detox contain herbs that nourish the liver, an organ responsible for clearing toxins from your body.The tea contains Green Tea, Holy Basil, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Lemon Myrtle, Linden Blossom, Ginger Root, and Bacillus coagulans DNI-30 6086 probiotic.Tea for detox assists the body get rid of toxic waste, which helps to improve the digestive system, detoxify and cleanse the body, help people reach health/weight loss goals. As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste out of the system and clears the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a detox tea allows waste to pass easily.Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Antioxidants help rid your body of free radicals, which can damage otherwise healthy cells. It has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Student bleeds after ‘wild cane’ beating by teacher

first_img– at private school in BerbiceBy Andrew CarmichaelA student attending a private school on the Corentyne in East Berbice, Region Six, was forced to seek medical attention after reportedly being whipped several times on different parts of the body until he bled.Shazan Khan, a first form student of the Berbice Islamic School at Tain, Corentyne, was given an injection and other medication at the Port Mourant Hospital on Monday afternoon after a beating he allegedly received from a teacher at his school earlier in the day.This shirt belonging to the schoolboy became bloodstained allegedly after the beating he received from his teacherIn the presence of his brother-in-law, Khan told Guyana Times that he was beaten and called “an animal”.According to him, he had lent his homework exercise book to a friend to copy his working when a teacher (name given) took the book away and threw it out of the classroom before asking Khan for his homework assignment.“I ask him why he throw my book outside, and then he did not answer. Then he go in the office for the ‘wild cane’, came back and asked me for my homework, and I told him, ‘Sir, how can you ask me for my homework when you throw my book outside?’ then he start beat me all over my skin with the wild cane,” the student related.Khan showed this publication a bloody shirt, which he said was soiled when he started to bleed from the lashes he had received. He also showed marks on his shoulder, while relating that several students, he being one, were chewing gum while in the classroom, and they were told to go and empty their mouths.“He tell me to go and empty my mouth; that I chewing like a goat; and I tell him that he don’t have the right to call me a goat, and he tell me to get out of the class.”According to Khan, who also gave the police a statement on the incident, he told his teacher that he was going home to inform his parents what had transpired, and the teacher held on to him and physically assaulted him. Thereafter, he was taken to the office.“Then he want to give me six (lashes with) the wild cane, and I told him, ‘No, you can’t beat me with the wild cane. Let me go home and tell my parents’,” Khan detailed.Khan’s brother-in-law, Gladwin Abdulla, said the matter has been reported to the Prime Minister’s Office. He said what was done to Khan was inhuman, and he is seeking to take legal action against the school. The matter has been officially reported at the Whim Police Station.The teacher at the centre of this allegation is a retired Education Officer with the Department of Education in Region Six. It was not clear up to press time whether the teacher has been questioned by the Police.last_img read more