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Aaron Ramsey scores wonder goal as Arsenal F.C. hit five past Fulham

first_imgAaron Ramsey scored a wonder goal while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette scored two goals each to power Arsenal to a 5-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.Lacazette opened the scoring in the 29th minute before Andre Schurrle equalised just before the halfway mark. However, four minutes into the second half Lacazette put Arsenal back in lead before Ramsey and Aubameyang piled on the agony on Fulham.Ramsey produced a contender for goal of the season to underline why he will be such a loss if, as expected, he leaves the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.The 27-year-old midfielder began and ended a wonderful free-flowing move at Craven Cottage to score Arsenal’s third just 39 seconds after coming on as a 67th-minute substitute. Alexandre Lacazette scored the first two goals for Arsenal (AP Photo)First he dinked the ball over a defender deep in his own half before running on to make two key headers around the halfway line to allow the push forward to keep its momentum.Finally he met Aubameyang’s low cross with a delicate flick with the inside of his boot to beat Marcus Bettinelli in the Fulham goal and conjure memories of the sort of goals Dutch great Johan Cruyff used to score.”It was an important goal for Aaron and an important goal for us,” said manager Unai Emery with more than a touch of understatement.”The best performer for us is every player.”With Ramsey also providing a superb through ball to set up Aubameyang’s second — and Arsenal’s fifth — his contribution to the win was immense, with all five of Arsenal’s goals beautifully worked.advertisementEarlier this month, Ramsey’s representatives Avid Sports & Entertainment Group confirmed he is likely to depart as a free agent at the end of the season after the club chose not to continue discussions over a new contract.”There is nothing we can do, the club made a decision. Life goes on,” it said in a tweet which has since been deleted. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also scored a brace (AP Photo)Although Emery has said he would like to keep Ramsey, who is Arsenal’s longest serving player after joining in 2008, Arsenal are keen to keep their 200 million pound ($262 million) wage bill under control and look willing to allow the Welshman to leave on a free transfer, just as Jack Wilshere did during the close season.Yet, even if Ramsey does leave, Emery is clearly not short of midfield options, with Alex Iwobi impressing before being replaced by the Welshman and Germany’s Mesut Ozil to come back in after missing Sunday’s game with injury.”Our performance over the 90 minutes was very important; to be together and with our performance we found each moment and each player,” said Emery.The win was Arsenal’s ninth in succession in all competitions — their best run since stringing together eight successive wins from March to April 2015 — and put them into the top four.”I believe in us, we believe in our process but also we must keep taking confidence. I think we are in the first competition in the war. It is very difficult but we must prepare, continue improving and show big commitment,” said Emery.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Predrag Mijatovic criticises Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualities

first_imgFormer Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic criticised Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualities and hit out at coach Santiago Solari after the club’s La Liga title ambitions were dented by Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal.Real’s record signing Bale had to be substituted at halftime after a knock when his side was 2-1 up and Solari later took off playmaker Luka Modric, who had been ill with flu in the build-up to the game.Veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla then scored for the second time in the game by heading in an equaliser with eight minutes remaining, leaving Madrid in fourth place in the standings and seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona.”What keeps happening with Bale is a real shame. I like him a lot as a player but he is nowhere near being the leader of the team after Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Mijatovic told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.”It’s worrying that he gets injured so often.”Bale, who has scored only four goals in the league this season, has been injured over 20 times since his 105 million euro signing from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.Take a look inside our dressing room! #RMLiga Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 3, 2019Although he has not suffered any serious injuries this campaign, he has been substituted 15 times in all competitions, sparking concerns about his ability to last 90 minutes.Mijatovic, scorer of the goal which won the 1998 Champions League final for Madrid over Juventus, also criticised Real coach Solari for removing Modric and said he has not enjoyed watching his former side this season.advertisement”If a player starts a game and feels good and doesn’t ask to be substituted, I can’t understand why you would take him off. He made a big mistake by taking off Modric,” he said.”I am struggling to watch Real Madrid this season. They played well in the first half (against Villarreal) then when we thought they were going to kick on they played a disastrous second half with no gameplan.”They have taken a step back in the league this season. I don’t think it’s a problem of attitude, but more one of impotence. The way they are playing does not make me feel optimistic.”Mijatovic’s feelings were echoed in the Spanish media.”It was like tearing your hair out,” said newspaper Marca of Madrid’s performance, also describing the team’s campaign, in which they sacked coach Julen Lopetegui in October, as “a recurring nightmare.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Time away from the game is helping me now, says World Cup-bound Hardik Pandya

first_imgHardik Pandya’s 21 runs of Pawan Negi’s 19th over for Mumbai Indians to overcome a tricky chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2019 match on Monday was yet another instance of the all rounder’s unmatched ability to finish games. This was the fifth instance in this IPL that Hardik’s ability to up the ante in a short burst proved decisive.Pandya’s ability to switch gears at will towards the end overs is going to be crucial for India at the 2019 World Cup. The Mumbai Indians all-rounder was named in the 15-man squad announced on Monday in Mumbai. Add his bowling ability and genuine all-round skills, Hardik becomes a crucial match-winning resource in India’s World Cup team.Important to keep hitting the ball well in the lead up to World Cup: HardikApproaching his first World Cup, Hardik wants to keep it ticking. “It’s pretty important to keep hitting the ball well because the World Cup is a big stage. This is the first time I will be playing. I was out of the game for some time and it was important to keep hitting,” he spoke in Mumbai after the win against RCB.Playing down his success ratio of finding and clearing the boundary in pressure situations, Hardik says that’s precisely his role. “I have been doing this for the past four years now. That’s my role for any team that I play for. I practice the same thing in nets. It’s all about handling situations and if you are smart enough then more often, you will get the result that you desire,” he said.advertisementTime away gave some time for my body and game: HardikA brief period of suspension and the criticism that followed could have easily bogged down another player. Not Hardik. The in-form all-rounder has come back strong from the Koffee With Karan controversy that cast doubts on his international cricket future.Asked about learning lessons from the enforced break, Hardik replied dismissively, “Nothing it’s ok. Everyone has a setback and I got to improve.”A more considered and remorseful stance would have earned him some brownie points but that’s not his personality.”It gave some time for my body and game. And the time I was out is helping me right now. I am in good mind space and everything is coming right,” he added.This will be his first brush with a 50-over World Cup but Hardik has played long enough at the highest level and was part of a World T20 at home and Champions Trophy in England, two years back. It’s with those lessons from the good and bad from India’s Champions trophy campaign that Hardik is looking to improve.”Learnings are a lot. It’s (Champions trophy) in the past and as a cricketer I have changed. But the conditions (in World Cup) we will have to see because the last time people told me that it will be swinging and it will be cold and I realised, I hadn’t played on such flat wickets before. So it depends on the conditions and situations that we play in. If it’s the same as it was last time in Champions trophy, it will be a help,” he said.Hardik said he wanted to continue what he has been doing for this long in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup. Simply put, he doesn’t want to complicate things.”Cricket is the same whether it’s the World Cup or IPL. I have always followed my basics and that’s what has got success for me and I will keep backing myself that way,” he said.Also Read | RCB didn’t bowl well in the Powerplay: Hardik Pandya after MI winAlso Read | MI vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019: Mumbai crush Bangalore by 5 wicketsAlso See:last_img read more

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Position Vacant: Game Development Officer – North Queensland

first_imgQueensland Touch invites interested parties to apply for the position of Game Development Officer in North Queensland.We are currently looking to employ a Game Development Officer based in Townsville to service the North Queensland Region. The successful applicant will be employed Full Time however their hours will be flexible and will include weekend work. A laptop and mobile phone will be supplied.Fuel and Travel Expense are all on top of the salary package. The salary will be $35,000 to $42,000 plus Superannuation.If you are passionate and interested in working for one of the largest participation sports in Queensland then apply now.Please see the attached job description with applications required by the COB – 22nd March, 2009.Please send a covering letter and you resume to Rod Wise on email: Filesgame_development_officer_qta_1_-pdflast_img read more

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Les Affaires afronéoécossaises présentent un film sur lhistoire dHaïti

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais auront une rare occasion d’assister à une présentation exclusive d’un film sur l’histoire de la Révolution haïtienne et ses répercussions sur les gens du monde entier. Les Affaires afro-néo-écossaises, en partenariat avec la chaire James R. Johnston, le Transition Year Program et l’Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq Initiative, présentent « Toussaint Louverture » le mercredi 20 novembre. « Le film est une occasion pour les Néo-Écossais de découvrir un point tournant de l’histoire qui a eu des répercussions durables sur l’institution de l’esclavage à l’échelle du continent, a dit Tony Ince, ministre des Affaires afro-néo-écossaises. J’ai bien hâte de voir comment les gestes extraordinaires d’un homme à la fin du 18e siècle sont toujours très importants pour les gens de cette province, plus de 200 ans plus tard. » Le long métrage de 180 minutes, présenté en français avec sous-titres en anglais, raconte l’histoire incroyable de Toussaint Louverture, l’homme qui a mené la Révolution haïtienne avec son génie militaire et politique, pour transformer une société entièrement fondée sur l’esclavage en l’État indépendant d’Haïti. Le film a été produit en France par ELOA PROD et La Petite Reine TV. « La Révolution haïtienne a été un point critique dans la lutte pour la liberté et la dignité humaine, a dit Isaac Saney, professeur du Transition Year Program de l’Université Dalhousie. Toussaint Louverture, comme le démontre le film, a été le personnage principal de cette affirmation majeure de la capacité des Africains de saisir et de faire leur propre histoire. » Le film sera présenté de 18 h à 21 h 15 dans la salle 105 du Weldon Law Building à l’Université Dalhousie, 6061, avenue University. L’entrée est gratuite et des rafraîchissements seront servis. Il y aura une pause après la première tranche de 90 minutes. Le film est classé 14A – Sujet adulte. Pour voir l’affiche du film, consultez le read more

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Predeportation Acadian Burial Grounds Recognized as Provincial Heritage Property

first_imgAn Acadian cemetery dating to the 17th century received provincial recognition of its historic and cultural significance today, Sept. 18. Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, unveiled a heritage property plaque at Sainte-Famille Cemetery in Falmouth on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “This monument reminds us of our longstanding Acadian history and heritage,” said Ms. Diab. “It also reminds us of the resiliency and spirit of the Acadian people. A people that continues to share its vibrant culture, its language and its traditions with all Nova Scotians and contribute greatly to making Nova Scotia the strong, diverse and dynamic province we all love.” The Sainte-Famille Cemetery, which was used by Acadians from the Pisiquid area, was forgotten following their expulsion in 1755. It was found in 1996 as a result of work in the area. An archaeological dig that followed, carried out by the Nova Scotia Museum, established the boundaries of the cemetery which contains an estimated 300 graves. “The designation of the Sainte-Famille Cemetery as a Nova Scotia Heritage Site is a crucial step in the long journey towards the preservation of this Acadian site that was discovered by accident in 1996,” said Susan Surette-Draper, president of Les Amis de Grand-Pré. The cemetery is maintained by community organization Les Amis de Grand-Pré.last_img read more

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INLD MLAs sumbit resignation to Haryana speaker Kanwal

first_imgChandigarh: The four Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLAs, whose disqualification was sought by senior party leader Abhay Singh Chautala under the anti-defection law, submitted their resignations to Haryana assembly Speaker Kanwal Pal here on Tuesday, officials said.The legislators included Dabwali MLA Naina Chautala, who is the mother of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala. The other legislators who submitted their resignation are Anoop Dhanak (Uklana), Rajdeep Phogat (Dadri) and Prithi Singh (Narwana). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’They were called to submit their reply on the complaint lodged by INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala. All the four MLAs had joined the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which was floated by former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala last year. Abhay Chautala had written to the speaker for the disqualification of the MLAs for anti-party activities. The INLD, a party founded by former deputy prime minister Devi Lal, had split in 2018 following a feud in the Chautala family. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KFormer Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala, grandson of former CM Om Prakash Chautala and son of Ajay Chautala, had launched the JJP. Abhay is the younger son of the INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala and brother of Ajay Chautala. Seen as a major challenger to the ruling BJP until a year ago, the INLD is going through rough times ever since the split. Most of the INLD legislators have switched over to the saffron party. The INLD had received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha polls, losing on all 10 seats in Haryana. The sitting INLD MLAs who have joined the BJP are Ranbir Gangwa, Parminder Dhull, Zakir Hussain, Ravinder Baliala, Ram Chander Kamboj and Naseem Ahmed. Four other legislators, including Abhay’s sister-in-law Naina Chautala, have sided with the JJP.last_img read more

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Spain reaffirms commitment to reach political solution to sahara issue report

Madrid – Spain reaffirms its “active commitment” to reaching a “lasting, just and mutually acceptable political solution” to the Sahara issue, according to the annual report on national security, adopted Friday by the Spanish Council of Ministers.“In accordance with UN resolutions, Spain, as a member of the Group of Friends of the Sahara, reiterates its active commitment to finding a lasting, just and mutually acceptable political solution” to the Sahara issue, says the report prepared by the department of homeland security under the Presidency of the Spanish Government.The document assesses the progress of the National Security Strategy to address the dangers that may threaten the safety of Spain, including terrorism, armed conflicts, cyber threats, organized crime, economic and financial instability, energy vulnerability, illegal migration, weapons of mass destruction, espionage, and natural disasters.The report also welcomes the commitment of the various departments of the state to coping with the dangers and potential threats to Spain in “an ever-changing world.” read more

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UN chief voices sadness at passing of Saudi Crown Prince

22 October 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness at the passing of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and paid tribute to the significant role he played in Saudi Arabia for many years. The Crown Prince, who was in his eighties, was the half-brother of Saudi leader King Abdullah and also his country’s Minister of Defence and Aviation. He reportedly died this morning at a New York hospital following a long illness. Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, said Crown Prince Sultan “played a significant role in his country for many years and was respected around the world for his wisdom and statesmanship.” The Secretary-General conveyed his deepest condolences to the royal family, as well as to the Government and people of Saudi Arabia.

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SLFP insists no split will contest with UPFA

However he insisted that the SLFP is united and that all the SLFP members who are now in Parliament will receive nominations to contest the next Parliament elections. Meanwhile, UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said that the UPFA has not discussed forming a National Government if it wins the Parliament elections. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today denied reports of a split in the party and insisted that it will contest under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the next election.SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, speaking to reporters, said that some are attempting to give the impression that there is a split in the SLFP. Premajayantha said that while the UNP has been saying it wants to form a National Government after the next Parliament polls, the UPFA has not agreed to such an idea. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Promoting gender equality in peacekeeping is vital to success UN adviser

“If we bring a gender perspective to bear, our work will be much, much more successful,” Comfort Lamptey told the UN News Service. “It is critical to ensuring that we are effective and that the legacy we leave promotes the rights of all the people in the countries where we serve.”There are now 10 full-time gender advisers in UN peacekeeping missions – a jump from just two in 2000. The other seven UN missions have gender “focal points” who serve similar functions.Ms. Lamptey said these experts are working not only with traditional allies such as non-governmental organizations and Member States but also countries that contribute troops to UN peacekeeping.”We need to do a lot of work in trying to convince and encourage them particularly on the issue of gender balance in peacekeeping, which is one of the key areas where we have to make improvements,” she said, noting that women currently make up just 1 per cent of military personnel and 5 per cent of police.She said it would be necessary to show the contributing countries “what a difference it makes to have women in these missions and how the presence of women can contribute both to the effectiveness of the work that we do on the ground but also our role as peacekeeping missions vis-à-vis the host communities where we are working.”Gender advisers deployed in the field are supporting all components of peacekeeping operations, she said. On the electoral process so central to numerous UN operations, experts are examining ways to help women who want to run for office and to ensure that all people know their rights. “We are looking both at supporting women at the level of political participation as politicians themselves but also looking in the broader context to see if there are specific areas that may be preventing women from participating fully” in the political process, she said.The advisers are addressing the critical issue of gender-based violence, including wife-beating, sexual exploitation and rape, in a variety of contexts, including the disarmament process.”Many of the girls associated with the fighting forces have been kidnapped, many of them have been raped and many of them have had forced pregnancies, so we need to be able to inject a perspective that ensures that in the assistance that we provide we actually address the response needs of women in this particular situation.”UN peacekeeping operations are also training police officers in mission areas to be more sensitive to the needs of victims, Ms. Lamptey said.In the coming weeks, all UN gender advisers deployed in peacekeeping operations across the globe will come together for a strategy meeting in New York to chart a course for the future. read more

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan begin to register with help from UN agency

The 10-week exercise, the largest such operation the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has ever been involved in, began on Sunday and runs until the end of the year.The UN is both supporting and monitoring the process, which will collect bio-data, fingerprints and digital photographs. “This is the largest-ever registration by any host country of a mixed population in a protracted situation,” said Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR’s Assistant Representative in Pakistan. “UNHCR has been assisting the Government in the planning and execution of this undertaking for over two years, and we hope it will further strengthen the asylum space for those Afghans in need of international protection.”The registration is a follow-up to a Government census last year that counted 3.04 million Afghans who arrived in Pakistan after the 1979 Soviet invasion and are still living in the country.More than 580,000 have repatriated since then, leaving an estimated 2.5 million Afghans in Pakistan. Only those counted in the 2005 census are eligible for registration, which will grant them a proof of registration card, valid for three years, which recognises them as Afghan citizens living in Pakistan.UNHCR is helping the Government to raise the 6 million needed for the exercise. Afghans are the largest group of concern to UNHCR, and the majority of them are hosted in Pakistan.Besides the sheer scale of the exercise, its first challenge is convincing eligible Afghans, many of whom apparently fear the photographs would be sent to the United States, to register.To register, entire Afghan families must approach designated centres in the same area where they took the census and then the names of heads of household have to be checked against the census database – a particular challenge because of the almost countless ways Afghan names can be spelled in English.The UNHCR hopes that the information collected – including areas of origin, education and skill levels, special needs and intention to return – will help it find “durable solutions to this protracted situation,” an agency spokesperson Ron Redmond said last week. read more

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Empowering women to manage natural resources vital for conflict recovery – UN

Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report released today. “At a practical level, women form the majority of resource users and managers in peacebuilding settings, but this responsibility seldom translates to the political or economic levels. This has to change,” said the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner.“Peace and development can only be achieved when both men and women access and benefit from natural resources in an equitable and sustainable way.”The report, Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential, states that while women in conflict-affected countries are often primarily responsible for meeting the water, food and energy needs of households and communities, they are largely excluded from owning land, benefiting from resource wealth, or participating in decisions about resource management.This exclusion often extends to negotiations over the way that natural resources are allocated following a peace deal, with the result that women’s specific needs are rarely met during the peacebuilding process. “Women bear the brunt of conflicts in many ways. They often have to become the sole caretakers of their families and communities and are agents of peace and recovery,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). “Sustainable natural resource use is the cornerstone of development. Women’s full participation and access to natural resources are urgent priorities for rebuilding peaceful societies.”Women are also insufficiently targeted in post-conflict recovery programmes that aim to support natural resource-based livelihoods and small businesses, such as agriculture. The report argues that failing to seize the opportunity presented by women’s roles in natural resource management can perpetuate inequity and undermine recovery from conflict, as women have untapped potential as engines of economic revitalization. In contrast, research by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that giving women farmers the same access to assets and finance as men could help increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 per cent. In conflict-affected countries, where women’s roles in agriculture tend to expand, this could raise total agricultural output and significantly strengthen recovery and food security.“Natural resources, such as mineral wealth, have the potential to provide significant sustainable employment opportunities for women in conflict-affected settings,” said Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator and Director of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. “However, in reality, women are frequently unable to take advantage of such opportunities. Barriers that prevent women from accessing the benefits of these resources, such as low-literacy rates, marginalization and limited mobility need to be addressed.”The report urges Governments and the international community to invest in the political and economic engagement of women in natural resource management and to end discrimination that women face in accessing, owning and using critical natural resources in sustainable and productive ways.“Women continue to be disenfranchised across the globe particularly in countries that have endured violent conflict,” said the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), Judy Cheng-Hopkins.“This research shows that when women have a seat at the table and their concerns are taken into account in the management of natural resources, the impacts on families, communities and peace are positive and significant.”The report was jointly produced by UNEP, UN Women, UNDP and PBSO. read more

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The Citadel shoots lights out tops High Point 11287

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Kaiden Rice and Matt Frierson combined to make 15 of a school-record 23 3-pointers and Lew Stallworth added a double-double to power The Citadel to a 112-87 victory over High Point on Tuesday night.Rice scored 26 points and tied his career high with eight 3s — in 13 tries — and Frierson, who averages five 3-pointers per game and has hit at least one 3-pointer in 45 straight games, sank 7 of his 11 shots from distance and scored 23. Stallworth finished with 14 points, 12 assists and six rebounds, picking up the points/assists double-double for a second time this season. Connor Kern scored 17 and Zane Najdawi added 12 points, six boards and three blocked shots. The Bulldogs (5-2) topped the century mark for the third time in seven games.Jahaad Proctor paced the Panthers (3-4) with 24 points. Brandonn Kamga scored 16 off the bench, Ricky Madison had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Whitehead pitched in with 13 points and eight rebounds.High Point, which picked up first-year coach Tubby Smith’s 600th career win last time out, was 3-0 when winning the rebound battle this season. The Panthers dominated the boards 45-31, but couldn’t cool off the Bulldogs, who sank 38 of 61 shots from the floor (62 per cent), including 23 of 40 from distance (57.5 per cent).The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State womens soccer drops home opener set for Rockets Tuesday

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber dribbles during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won, 2-1.Lantern file photoIt was a tough home opener for the Ohio State women’s soccer team Sunday evening. After allowing three first-half goals, the Buckeyes fell, 3-1, to the No. 4 Virginia Tech Hokies.“Virginia Tech has an outstanding attack and they put us under a tremendous amount of duress in the first half,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “Their motion and their shape was extremely strong and we struggled.”The Buckeyes’ record fell to 1-2-0 as they could not create an offensive rhythm against their third-consecutive ranked opponent.Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso notched the Buckeyes’ lone goal, and shot on target, of the evening. OSU was outshot 19-8, marking the third time this season that it has trailed in that category.Scoring opened in the 12th minute when Virginia Tech sophomore forward Bria Dixon curled a left-footed shot from the top of the penalty box behind Buckeye redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick.The Hokies stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 31st minute when sophomore midfielder Candace Cephers unleashed a shot 25 yards from the goal that deflected off an OSU defender and careened into the net.Geldernick made four saves in the first half, but was left flat-footed in the 45th minute when Virginia Tech freshman midfielder Laila Gray caught a pass behind the Buckeye defense and slotted it past Geldernick for the Hokies’ third goal of the night.Halftime adjustments stopped the bleeding, but the Buckeyes could not generate enough offense to change the game’s outcome.“I think in the second half, we started to combine a lot better and use our width and our speed to our advantage,” OSU senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said.Paradiso made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute after receiving a pass from freshman forward Sammy Edwards and burying it in the far corner of the net.The goal was the that first Hokie junior goalkeeper Caroline Kelly had allowed this season.Following the game, the Buckeyes stretched with a noticeable sense of relief. Their difficult opening schedule is set to soften when the team travels to play Toledo on Tuesday. “We’ve played a very tough schedule at the beginning of the season for a reason,” Walker said. “It’s seasoned us.”The Toledo Rockets are 2-1-1 following a 1-0 victory against Xavier University on Sunday. In its next game, OSU needs to focus on connecting passes to develop an offensive flow, Paradiso said.“Our timing was off a little bit,” Paradiso said. ‘We’re still trying to work out some things as far as our attack.”The Buckeyes have registered only six shots on goal through their first three games of the season.Staged to play an unranked opponent for the first time this season, Gruber said OSU wants to control more of the game in Toledo. “I think that we can use our strengths a little better and we can play our game,” Gruber said. “We can actually get after a team and play the way we want to play.”The Buckeyes have reached the midway point of their non-conference schedule and are set to kickoff against Toledo at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. read more

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Dejan Peric left Veszprem and moved to Celje

← Previous Story William Accambray the best player of the French League 2010/2011 Next Story → Zdravko Zovko takes Zvezda Zvenizgorod Dejan Peric Legendary goalkeeper, Dejan Peric (41) signed two years contract with his former team, Celje Pivovarna Lasko, where he made the best part of his career from 1995 to 2004 – won the EHF Champions League (2004), played in five EHF CL semifinals and won eight national Championships (only one took Prule from Ljubljana). “Perke” wants to finish his career in Slovenia, after which he will stay to work in club’s Management.After five seasons, MKB Veszprem, now, staying with Fazekas and Alilovic between the posts, while Peric will have duty to work with Slovenian potential stars, Skok (coming from Gorenje Velenje) and Lesjak.Peric had 207 appearances for Yugoslavia (Serbia) and won bronze medal at the EURO 1996 in Spain. He won also the EHF Champions League with F.C Barcelona in 2005.Name and surname:  Dejan Perić Date of Birth:  22. 9. 1970, BečejHeight/weight: 186 cm, 96 kgTeams: Dinamo Pančevo (1983-86), Crvena zvezda (1986-92 ), Atletico Madrid (1992-94), SD Teucro (1994-95, ESP), RK Celje Pivovarna Laško (1995-2004), FC Barcelona (2004-06, ESP), MKB Veszprem (2006-11, HUN) read more

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No common vision Lastditch USRussia talks on Crimea end in failure

first_imgEveryone understands — and I say this with all responsibility — what Crimea means to Russia, and that it means immeasurably more than the Comoros (archipelago) for France or the Falklands for Britain.He agreed Moscow and Washington “have no common vision of the situation,” adding “differences remain.”Despite an alarming Russian military mobilisation on Ukraine’s eastern borders this week, Lavrov insisted Moscow “has no, and cannot have, any plans to invade the southeast region of Ukraine” where the former Soviet republic’s Russian speakers mostly reside.Kerry had hastily flown to London to meet Lavrov armed with a list of ideas on how to defuse the months-old crisis, in which tensions have spiked since the pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in late February.Washington was urging Moscow to join a contact group to sit down with Ukraine’s interim leaders, pull back thousands of troops in the Crimea to their barracks and allow international monitors to deploy to protect Russian-speaking peoples.But it would appear that all the ideas they brought for Crimea were rebuffed out of hand by Lavrov.‘Not empowered’“We fleshed out a number of ideas and were prepared to float them on Ukraine’s behalf, and we started down that path today, but it very quickly became clear that Foreign Minister Lavrov was not empowered to discuss any aspect of any proposal that might have an impact on Crimea before the referendum takes place,” a senior State Department official said.Kerry warned that if the referendum goes ahead as planned on Sunday then sanctions will ensue.“It is not where we want to go,” he stressed.But if the wrong choices are made, then there will be no choice but to respond appropriately because of the gravity of this breach of international standard.Confirming that Washington was now in a wait-and-see mode, the US official said that there would now be a late night call with members of the contact group, while Kerry was to brief Ukrainian interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.Kerry is due to leave London early tomorrow for likely White House consultations, while it is believed Lavrov has already flown home.- © AFP, 2014Read: Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine “before there is a massacre”Read: Warplanes target Gaza Strip amid ‘wave of attacks’ from Palestinian rockets TOP RUSSIAN AND US diplomats utterly failed today to defuse the crisis over Ukraine, ending up at loggerheads following tense talks over the worst East-West clash since the Cold War.After six hours of talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US officials said they “did not find common ground” and everything now depended on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reaction to Sunday’s breakaway vote in Crimea.Despite flying in early today from Washington for crisis talks only two days before Crimea is to decide whether to split away from Ukraine, Kerry acknowledged that his mad dash to London had been in vain.Lavrov “made it clear that President Putin is not prepared to make any decision regarding Ukraine until after the referendum on Sunday,” Kerry told reporters after their talks.But he warned Moscow against any “backdoor annexation” of Ukraine’s southern Black Sea peninsula such as by ratifying the vote in the Russian parliament.Putin’s decision will be “of enormous consequence with respect to the global community,” Kerry said, adding any move to ratify Crimea’s referendum would “fly in the face of every legitimate effort to try to reach out to Russia”.Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry, pictured in London today [Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images]But Lavrov, in a separate press conference, hinted that Moscow was already resolved to bring Crimea under its eventual control.last_img read more

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Matthaus discusses Ozil criticism

Matthaus discusses Ozil criticism

first_imgGermany legend Lothar Matthaus says Mesut Ozil should have expected criticism.The former Germany captain believes that both the Germany Football Federation (DFB) and the Arsenal start should have expected the fallout of his controversial actions.Ozil decided to announce his retirement from international football with Germany after stench criticism from the media and public alike, and Matthaus believes the attacking midfielder should have expected the backlash of his actions prior to the World Cup in Russia.Following his country’s exit from the World Cup, Ozil released a three-part statement on social media in which he criticized the DFB and its president for their insensitivity towards his Turkish heritage.Matthaus who captained Germany to their 1990 World Cup glory in 1990 believes both the player and the football federation failed to identify how big an issue it would be following Germany’s second-round exit from the World Cup.“It is sad that things turned out this way. It could have been dealt with from the beginning,” Matthaus said, according to Goal.Report: Emery says Arsenal need Ozil George Patchias – August 31, 2019 Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil that he and Arsenal need him.According to, Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil that he is not…“Anybody can take pictures with whoever they want to but they must be ready to face the criticism. The DFB underestimated how big of an issue it was from the start.”The 29-year-old Ozil, played an important role in Germany’s run to World Cup glory four years ago in Brazil after helping the country finished third in 2010.However, his performances in the German National team shirt have under intense scrutiny and Matthaus believes his performance levels have dipped.“Ozil has been important performer for the national team in the past eight years but for a year-and-half now his performances have dropped. I’ve criticized him for his performances on the pitch alone because nothing else concerns me.” Matthaus added.“I know it sounds harsh but from a sporting perspective it’s not a loss, it’s a chance to change something in that position.”last_img read more

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Kidnapped Calif teen says captor deserved to die

first_imgThis screen shot taken from the website shows a social media page of Hanna Anderson. SAN DIEGO — A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year-old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother’s 16-year-old daughter, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday.The warrants do not describe the torture but say firefighters found the mother’s body in James Lee DiMaggio’s garage near a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. A dead dog was found under a sleeping bag in the garage with blood near its head.Investigators found the child’s body as they sifted through rubble.DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson exchanged about 13 calls before Hannah was picked up from cheerleading practice on Aug. 4. Both phones were turned off, and the home burned several hours later.DiMaggio, 40, was like an uncle to the children and close to the parents for nearly two decades. The warrants describe how DiMaggio took Hannah on multiday trips, most recently to Malibu and Hollywood.Hannah Anderson was rescued when FBI agents killed DiMaggio in the Idaho wilderness on Saturday, ending a six-day search that spanned much of the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. Hannah Anderson described on a social media site how she survived captivity and how she is coping with the deaths of her mother and brother.last_img read more

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