Gayle to join BPL’s Chittagong Vikings

first_imgWEST Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has signed up with Bangladesh Premier League’s (BPL) Chittagong Vikings for the 2016-2017 season.Gayle, who previously played for Barisal Bulls, will, however, not be available to play for the team until the latter half of the tournament.The Vikings, who finished last season at the bottom of the points table, have done major retooling for the new season.In addition to Gayle the team has added Dwayne Smith and Shoaib Malik, both of whom played for Comilla Victorians last season, and Rangpur Riders’ Chaturanga de Silva and Mohammad Nabi.Gayle scored a total of 139 runs for Barisal last season. Smith has, however, not played in the tournament in 2013, while de Silva finished as the leading wicket-taker in this year’s Dhaka Premier League.Mahela Jayawardene, meanwhile, is set to join his teammate Kumar Sangakkara at Dhaka Dynamites, who also signed up Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Bopara.Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Ryan ten Doeschate, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Grant Elliott, Ahmed Shehzad and Herschelle Gibbs will be the other star attractions at the players’ draft.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

Ravian Pierce ‘going to be out for a while,’ says Dino Babers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Tight end Ravian Pierce was not in uniform for Syracuse’s (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) win over Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic).After the game, when asked about Pierce’s absence, SU head coach Dino Babers did not go into much detail about the specifics of the injury or how it was suffered, but he did say the following:“He’s got an upper-body injury and he’s going to be out for a while. It’s really kind of disappointing, kind of snuck up on us. He’s such a tough guy, we didn’t know exactly when it happened. And we’ll just kind of leave it at that.”Pierce entered the season as the starting tight end after a strong first campaign last season for the Orange with 29 receptions for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Pierce is currently a senior, and he transferred from Southwest Mississippi Community College prior to the 2017 season.In three games this season, Pierce caught six passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGabe Horan will fill in for Pierce, Babers said. Horan, a Baldwinsville native, hauled in the first catch of his career for a seven-yard touchdown against UConn.center_img Commentslast_img read more

Dodgers break out the bats in shutout win, split series against San Francisco

first_imgPreviousActress Jennifer Lopez attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, congratulate Cody Bellinger on his two-run home run gainst the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig points as he scores on a single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, left, watches as his throw to first base is late after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig puts his hand in the air after scoring along with Yasmani Grandal on a double by Enrique Hernandez during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 9-0. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger singles in front of San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton comes out of the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)ESPN broadcaster Alex Rodriguez works from the pressbox during “ESPN Sunday Night Baseball” at the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, watches his two-run home run in front of San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig points as he scores on a single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford, top, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig on an attempted steal of second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Actress Jennifer Lopez attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)ExpandLOS ANGELES – The way their first three games had gone, the Dodgers’ fourth game of the season was destined to be decided by something silly. Something unpredictable. Something, say, like what happened in the fourth inning Sunday.Corey Seager was on second base and Yasiel Puig was on first with one out. Cody Bellinger hit a fly ball to the Giants’ left fielder, Hunter Pence, who relayed the ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Seager tagged up and went to third base while Crawford wheeled the ball to second baseman Joe Panik. Suddenly, Puig was in a rundown – an old-school baseball pickle.Puig managed to stay alive long enough for Seager to reach the plate without a throw. The run counted when Puig slid safely into first base under the tag.“I got a little excited,” Puig confessed. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I said ‘thanks for being an idiot,’ ” Bellinger said. “It’s all jokes with him. It’s pretty cool.”For five innings, that was the only run of the game. Then the Dodgers scored eight more runs, pulling away for a 9-0 win. They were off to Phoenix on Monday for their first trip of the season with a 2-2 record, a relief after beginning the season with a pair of 1-0 losses.The Dodgers’ offense finally showed signs of life in front of an announced crowd of 41,866. They had 11 hits as a team through their first three games combined. On Sunday they had 13 hits – three by Puig, who began the season 0 for 9.Related Articles According to Stats, LLC, the two runs the Dodgers allowed in the series matched the 1915 Phillies for the fewest allowed in the first four games of a season. The Giants had never failed to score more than one run through four games in franchise history.Blame a thick marine layer, stellar pitching, a lack of clutch hitting – the Giants went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position Sunday and 1-for-27 in the series – or perhaps all three.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “That did not go unnoticed, seeing the way the ball wasn’t traveling maybe what we were used to seeing in past seasons,” said Dodgers starter Rich Hill, who threw six shutout innings in his 2018 debut.Bellinger’s two-run home run off Josh Osich was his first hit of the season. Puig, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager got their first hits of 2018, too. Puig went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.Hill got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings. He allowed five hits, including three doubles. He walked three batters and struck out five. The only run the Giants scored against a Dodgers starting pitcher in the series was Joe Panik’s home run against Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.“Keeping those guys off-balance, I think, is a big part of tonight,” Hill said. “That was really something that I thought we did well, was executing breaking balls when we needed to and timely fastballs.”Chris Taylor, Yasmani Grandal, Kiké Hernandez and Bellinger had two hits apiece. Hernandez started at second base, then switched to center field for the final inning and made a leaping catch in front of the center-field wall to preserve the shutout.Tony Cingrani, Josh Fields and Wilmer Font each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Hill.Giants starter Chris Stratton allowed three runs, all earned, in 5-1/3 innings. Seager’s run – the unexpected gift of Puig’s unexpected rundown – counted as an earned run by the slimmest of margins. Through a miracle of officials scoring, the play was neither an error nor a sacrifice fly. How much of it was dumb luck?“A lot of it,” Roberts said, “but Corey did a great job on the timing. A lot of that was driven by Corey’s astuteness on the bases.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sunday blog: Wellington’s new scholastic policy has already caused difficulties for one high school senior

first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It should to be an interesting month at Wellington High School.Students will be returning with several changes. They will be greeted with eight-period days instead of the standard block schedule. My daughter has already made dire predictions. I’m holding out hope that the transition will go smoothly.I don’t so much worry about PSQ, i.e. strength and conditioning, because we go to school for academics. I worry more about the science lab classes such as chemistry and the vocational classes especially in agriculture. Is 45 minutes long enough to teach these classes?Then there is the implementation of the new non-weighted, no-honors class system. USD 353 is going to determine class rank based on requirements with the Kansas Scholars Board of Regents Curriculum. In order to get in the top 10 percent, WHS students must complete four years of English, four years of math, three years of science, three years of social students, and two years of foreign language (see requirements here).I have already expressed my concerns about the lack of honors classes this year and a need to implement another system soon (see column here).This week I received an e-mail from a concerned parent who brought up a situation that I hadn’t thought of before. Lee (Horn) Trute is the mother of Andrew Horn, who will be a WHS senior this fall. He recently represented Wellington at American Legion Boys State at K-State this summer.Andrew HornAndrew, who also is the son of former Wellington Daily now Weekly News editor Rick Horn, goes into his final high school year with a 3.84 GPA, but because of the new requirements will not be considered in the top 10 percent unless he packs his schedule so tight with hard core classes and gives up FFA for whom he is the president.Lee writes.“My son called me upset because he just learned from Mr. (John) Gifford (high school counselor) that he would not be considered in the top 10 percent of his graduation class. Apparently, the school board adopted a policy over the summer that requires students to take the Board of Regents required classes in order to be considered in the top 10 percent of their class.  The problem is they failed to grandfather current WHS students that already progressed far enough in school that they aren’t capable of meeting these requirements by graduation. Andrew is one of these students. Despite the fact he has a 3.84 GPA, has taken honors classes since his freshman year, and has always performed exceptionally as a student, he can not be in the top 10 percent because he does not have the time to take all of the classes he needs to in order to meet the Board of Regents requirements.  Apparently, he would have needed to take Chemistry his junior year in order to achieve this.  This is not fair to him. He has worked very hard and deserves to be recognized in the top 10 percent of his class. He is not happy and I am livid. I look forward to discussing how this situation will be resolved.”A day later, Trute e-mailed me back again:“After that I got a message from Gifford saying he had good news. He checked again and he could rearrange Andrew’s schedule so he could fulfill the board of regents requirements after all. The bad news is that Andrew will have no electives, no PSQ, no ag classes, which are required to be in FFA, which he is the president of. Therefore he would have to resign, and he would basically be spending every minute in school in the most difficult classes offered… … You may think that I am making a big deal of nothing, but I can tell you that when I worked in the guidance office we often had to provide the names of the top 10 percent for scholarship purposes.”  It’s a dynamic that has placed Mr. Horn in this situation. Here’s a great kid with a bright future placed in a tough situation over circumstances beyond his control. I can’t think of any parent worth his/her salt being happy about this.I’m not sure if this was an oversight by the Wellington school board or not. But I know there was discussion in 2011 amongst the board of grandfathering these new changes in when it came to GPA and traditional scheduling. It was my understanding that the new GPA requirements would only affect the new freshmen coming in.I don’t know if that was forgotten about or was deliberately ignored when the board implemented the new Kansas Regent scholastic policy in June.I spoke with an English teacher over the summer who was as surprised as anyone with the changes implemented. She taught an honors classes and didn’t find out about the change until reading it on this website.It is becoming more apparent that this new policy was not well thought out when it was passed by the board. It’s an issue that needs to be revisited by the board members and Wellington High School principal Dale Adams.We all want a better USD 353. But the quest for a greater good should not come at the sacrifice of a few students. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (38) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +27 Vote up Vote down What Ever · 365 weeks ago Instead for taking the issue to the the paper for public debate call Dale Adams. He is very approachable and trying to work solutions. One problems I see is contained in her response, “he would basically be spending every minute in school in the most difficult classes offered” Those would be the classes that his classmates already took, so isn’t the policy fair to those students to be compared to those that took similar classes. The Kansas Scholar’s curriculum, which is require to be considered for top 10%, is not so stringent to eliminate electives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Guest · 365 weeks ago So it was okay before to sacrifice a few students? The problem was taking the classes that cost( I.e. college classes ) negatively effected several students. I really like Andrew but at 3.87 gpa., where did he rank before? Last year this would not rank in the top 20. It is not a bad gpa. and overall it shouldn’t affect scholarships. I also thought this was just for valedictorian not all of the class rank. That is just the way I understood it when you wrote your first article. Traci you keep acting like we have had block scheduling forever. Didn’t we only get it after we built the new school? I think we only had it for like 6 years. Again Andrew is a great kid and this won’t negatively affect him greatly. I would suggest sticking with FFA because colleges look at your gpa more so than your class rank. Most schools don’t care a lot about that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago -11 Vote up Vote down A Farmer · 365 weeks ago More chemistry, less FFA. I doubt that he is going to be a farmer anyway HA HA Report Reply 2 replies · active 365 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down common sense · 365 weeks ago Amazing how everyone thinks this watered down academic curriculum I see good. Honors classes have nothing to do with the schedule. Also what happened to having kids involved in the school. Horn is not the only ffa student/board member who is a senior. One female who needed an A/P class was told by Adams to take a cooking class when it could not fit in her schedule. Wow on top of that Adams was not sure what the A/P class was. Whenever they the board make change like this it should start with students that are at the beginning of their g s career not at the end. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down wellingtoncitizen · 365 weeks ago Im not sure why everyone is so worried about the 8 class periods being brought back when it worked for how many years to begin with. As for the honors classes, when i was there then classes basically were more reading and longer papers that were wrote. Is that really that big of a deal? If you want to further your future you are able to do so with the basic classes just as well and can still be just as detailed. It is a matter of how bad you want it. I personally am glad they are going back to the 8 class schedule as i am a parent that has problems with my child getting the work done because of being bored. There are several of us that graduated eith this same schedule and i am sure these kids can do it now. Report Reply 3 replies · active 365 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down WHS Grad · 365 weeks ago It should be an interesting month at Wellington High School. State assesment scores will be out soon on KSDE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 365 weeks ago Love how they change the requirements after the fact. Well done our ” elected” school board. All that needs done is an exemption for this years seniors. Should be simple enough. If not it sure would make me wonder why not…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Come on people · 365 weeks ago Looks like school and the system ruined yet another life. Good news is will still need lots of unskilled workers!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Lee Trute · 365 weeks ago Imagine if you started a job and were told that if you worked 40 hours a week and fulfilled certain obligations, in four years you would be given a large raise. Then after three years your boss came to you and said they changed the policy, and now you would have had to work 50 hours a week with different responsibilities in order to get the raise, and since you failed to do that the last 3 years you wouldn’t be considered for a raise now. You can’t change the rules post facto. It’s not fair. Maybe you do not think FFA is a big deal, but it is to Andrew and has opened alot of doors for him. He works hard, gets good grades, and deserves better. Before I went to Sumner NewsCow, I asked both the Superintendent and a School Board member about this, and neither have responded to my concerns. Report Reply 4 replies · active 363 weeks ago +21 Vote up Vote down Nobody · 365 weeks ago I really wish people had more faith in their administrators. It’s not like they sit around saying “How can we screw these kids up royally.” I do feel that there are children who will fall into the same category as Mr. Horn and I agree that there should be some grandfathering in. As for all the other changes, let’s be responsible parents and stand behind the school authorities and demonstrate respect for their title so that our children may learn the importance of respect. You can not bag on the principal and school board in front of your kids and then send them to school with the expectation that they respect them. Agree or disagree with the decisions but in the end this is how it’s going down. Maybe if we tried to support the change….it might have a better outcome. It’s like some people have the attitude “Just watch it’s gonna fail” almost hoping it will so they will be right. Done ranting Report Reply 1 reply · active 365 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NBA announcement coming on Sterling amid fallout

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes “a very strong message” is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.That message will come Tuesday, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference in New York where he could reveal sanctions the league will impose on Sterling.A suspension of indefinite length and hefty fine – Silver can issue one of up to $1 million without approval of owners – are possible options. However, it remains unclear how far Silver’s powers can reach at this point, even though the NBA constitution gives the commissioner’s office a lot of latitude to protect the game’s best interest.Many players simply want Sterling ousted, with Lakers star Kobe Bryant tweeting he “should not continue owning the clippers.”“It needs to be handled in the right way,” Rivers said. “I don’t even know what the right way is. I have a hunch. But I don’t know.”The Clippers had Monday off, with Rivers saying he wanted his team to try and regroup mentally after a whirlwind weekend where Sterling’s alleged comments were revealed, first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on Deadspin. The NBA has not said if it was able to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling’s wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.Rivers, who has declined a chance to speak with his boss, believes Sterling is on the tape.“I can’t tell you how upset I am,” Rivers said.Tuesday is shaping up as a potentially seismic day for the Clippers, in both the short- and long-term. Rivers’ team will host Golden State on Tuesday – about 8½ hours after Silver is scheduled to speak – in a crucial Game 5 of the teams’ Western Conference first-round series, knotted now at two games apiece.Meanwhile, the Clippers are already taking hits in other ways over Sterling’s alleged comments.CarMax and Virgin America announced they are ending their sponsorships of the team, and Kia Motors America plans to suspend its advertising and sponsorship activities with the franchise. Insurer State Farm said it “will be taking a pause in our relationship with the organization,” though the popular ad campaign featuring Clippers guard Chris Paul will continue, as will the company’s initiatives with the NBA.Los Angeles-based AQUAhydrate – launched by rap mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs and actor Mark Wahlberg – also said it was suspending its sponsorship “in the wake of Sterling’s alleged intolerable comments … until the NBA completes its investigation.”Losing sponsors would not seem to be an issue that only hurts the Clippers, either. It could potentially impact bottom lines across the league because of revenue sharing and Basketball Related Income, or BRI.“The opportunity before Commissioner Silver to take an uncompromising stand against any form of prejudice in the NBA is unprecedented in the league,” said Marc H. Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League.The NAACP said it has decided not to honor Sterling with a previously announced lifetime achievement award from its Los Angeles chapter. The NAACP also plans to return an undisclosed amount of donations the Clippers owner has made to the organization.Several team owners have condemned the alleged remarks in recent days, including Charlotte’s Michael Jordan, Miami’s Micky Arison, Washington’s Ted Leonsis and Indiana’s Herb Simon.Regardless of what happens Tuesday, the saga surely will continue. And if Sterling is suspended, someone would likely have to be appointed to run the team, if even on an interim basis. Plus, there are numerous legal issues at play, including whether the recording was legally made and the matter of Sterling’s wife suing the woman purported to be on the tape with Sterling.Those issues, however, are not expected to play an immediate role in how the league decides to proceed.“Clearly, there’s things that have happened, but I don’t know what they could have done in the past,” Rivers said. “I know now that there seems to be proof that they can do something now. And so I’m not worried about the past – I’m worried about now and how we handle this. I think this is going to be handled the right way. I really have a lot of faith in Adam and the league.”last_img read more

Spurs turn stadium into food storage space to help feed most vulnerable

first_img5TOTTENHAM have opened up their stadium to help the vulnerable during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.The club have been in discussions with Haringey Council, the Greater London Authority and the NHS to offer their facilities.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates5 Tottenham will use their basement car park as a food storage unitCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5 The club have offered the facilities of their £1bn stadiumCredit: PA:Empics SportThe brand new £1billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in world football.And it will now be transformed to provide services for those needing help during the pandemic.The basement car park is being used as a storage unit for London’s three largest food distributors – The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest.They will pick up food from suppliers and deliver it to the communities in each London borough.There it will be divided into parcels and dropped on the doorsteps of those in need.The club’s official website claimed that this initiative is “just the starting point.”Chairman Daniel Levy said: “As a club, we have always been clear about our commitment to the wider community – never has this been more important than it is now.“We are immensely proud of the efforts of everybody involved in the fight against COVID-19 and see today as just the start of what we can do as a club to assist.”5 Spurs will help the most vulnerable affected by Covid-19Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already shown his class helping out charities Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield by delivering essential food to the elderly stuck indoors.North London neighbours Arsenal have also offered a huge helping hand by announcing they are donating £150,000 as well as making all staff cars available to NHS workers.Chelsea have also shown their generosity after Roman Abramovich vowed to give NHS staff free accommodation at the Millennium Hotel during the fight against coronavirus.Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

The enigmatic message of Gerard Piqué on Twitter: “Puppet”

first_imgMarçal Lorente’s message was as follows: “For many years I have known the Barça environment and the idiosyncrasy of the culé partner and fortunately it is becoming less manipulable and smarter and knows how to perfectly identify who wants to reach Barça to use it for their media, political and economic interests.”This happened hours after the meeting that kept Josep Maria Bartomeu, President of Barcelona, ​​for thirty minutes with the four captains of the team (Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto) and with the presence of technician Quique Setién to appease the fire originated after the news of SER Catalunya. Gerard Piqué He rewrote a new chapter on the controversy of critical accounts on social networks that ravages the Barca club in recent days. The defense replied with the word “puppet” to a tweet of Marçal Lorente, according to Cadena SER, a journalist very similar to the current Blaugrana directive.last_img read more

SMB muscles past NLEX

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter some kicking, roughhousing, an alleged racial slur and a lot of things that were truly uncalled for, San Miguel Beer on Friday night did what it was supposed to in the endgame and showed—that despite all the distractions—its focus is fixed on a fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title.“Our team just refused to lose,” coach Leo Austria said after a really physical 109-98 victory over NLEX that kept the Beermen the only unbeaten team in the season-opening conference at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. “What prevailed tonight was the experience of our players.”ADVERTISEMENT There were some instances when play became dirty—or bordered on it—and second motions were made with the intent to hurt, but the Beermen played through all of that to rally from a nine-point first half deficit and win with plenty to spare.Arwind Santos scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds and June Mar Fajardo finished with 25 and 16 in a double-edged attack that the Road Warriors had no answer to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSan Miguel rose to 4-0 and dealt the Road Warriors a third straight loss in a 2-3 card.The game was tainted with the ejection of San Miguel’s Chris Ross with 1:46 left and outcome all but decided, as he got into an altercation with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao that resulted in a second technical foul. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Racraquin rolls SBC to 4th victory Austria later said that, according to Ross, his point guard flipped his top after Guiao called him the “N” word.“That’s the word they don’t want to hear, and I can’t blame him,” Austria said.Kiefer Ravena, the NLEX super rookie, felt the brunt of the San Miguel defense, with Von Pessumal flooring him with a cheap shot at one point.Settling into a groove even without its biggest star, GlobalPort dealt Blackwater a 101-76 beating in the earlier game to join a bevy of teams crammed in the middle of the pack.It was the second straight victory for the Batang Pier, who rose to 2-2, managing to claim the scalp of another formidable enemy even with Terrence Romeo still absent.ADVERTISEMENT GlobalPort sent the Elite to their second straight loss in a 2-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

While Ronaldo remains scoreless, Napoli impresses again

first_imgReina and midfielder Jorginho — who followed Sarri to Chelsea — were the only significant departures for Napoli during the offseason, keeping together a unit that produced consistently spectacular football last season.“You can tell that we trust each other and have been together for many years,” defender Kalidou Koulibaly said. “We know that we can turn situations around, but at the same time we shouldn’t get ourselves in those positions in the first place.”DISAPPEARING ACTGennaro Gattuso was outcoached by Ancelotti, his former manager when he was a Milan player.“The biggest regret is that after (Napoli’s) goal for 2-1, we simply disappeared from the game,” Gattuso said. “I take full responsibility, because if the team is afraid, then that is the fault of the coach. We just switched off after the first mistake and that also happened many times last season.”Milan also showed an inability to set up prized acquisition Gonzalo Higuain with scoring chances.SCORELESS RONALDOWhile much has been made of Ronaldo’s inability to score in Juventus’ opening two matches, it’s worth remembering that he also didn’t score in Real Madrid’s opening three Spanish league matches last season — even though he did score in other competitions for Madrid during that spell.While Juventus players were given a day off following a 2-0 win over Lazio, Ronaldo was back at work. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner tweeted a picture of himself stretching in the gym on Sunday morning.DIGITAL DELAY Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dazn, the online platform that has exclusive rights to three Serie A matches in Italy each round, is having trouble meeting the overwhelming demand for its services.Local media report that subscribers paying 9.99 euros per month have been hit with blurry pictures and delays.Dazn holds domestic rights to the coveted Saturday night matches, such as Napoli-AC Milan this past weekend.SERIE B BYE WEEKSSerie B began this weekend with 19 teams as opposed to the usual 22 due to the bankruptcies of Avellino, Bari and Cesena.As a result, one club will rest each round.The status of the second division prompted Italian Olympic Committee head Giovanni Malago to push this week for reducing Serie A from 20 to 16 clubs.“It seems to be that almost all football sporting directors in recent years have agreed reform of the leagues is the mother of all battles,” Malago said.“It’s not up to me to say whether we start from Serie A, Serie B or the minor leagues, but clearly the system cannot handle the number of teams that we got accustomed to. There are clubs that cannot sustain the costs of operating and it has a knock-on effect for the rest of the system.” “Ancelotti told us that this year every player will be used when he’s in good shape,” said Zielinski, who scored a brace against Milan. “I’m happy to have given my contribution so far.”Zielinski’s first goal against Milan was scored with his right foot and his second with his left.“Many people tell me I ought to shoot more with either foot and I will try to do that this season,” Zielinski said. “When I was a kid, I was right-footed, but my father made me use the left more to get it up to speed.”Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was partly responsible for both of Milan’s goals, meaning Ancelotti may promote Orestis Karnezis for next weekend’s match at Sampdoria.Napoli signed goalkeeper Alex Meret from Udinese in July for a reported fee of 25 million euros (now $29 million) to replace the departed Pepe Reina but Meret remains out with an injured arm.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asian Games: Philippines falls to South Korea anew, out of basketball medal race Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The southern club has come from behind to win both of its opening two matches, against quality opponents in Lazio and AC Milan.Carlo Ancelotti showed off his veteran coaching credentials with a change in tactics for the second half of a 3-2 win over Milan on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dries Mertens was put on for midfielder Marek Hamsik as a fourth forward and scored the winner to cap a comeback from two goals down.Ancelotti also promoted Piotr Zielinski to a full starter role after the Poland midfielder was kept as a first-choice reserve all of last season under former coach Maurizio Sarri, who left for Chelsea. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)ROME — While Cristiano Ronaldo is still figuring out how to score past Italian league defenders, Napoli is picking up right where it left off from last season.Only two rounds of Serie A are completed but Napoli is again shaping up as Juventus’ top challenger.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READlast_img read more

Cricket a key factor in promoting social cohesion – Dr Hinds

first_imgWith much emphasis being place on the building of social cohesion among the multicultural and multiethnic Guyanese populace, Political Commentator, Dr David Hinds believes cricket can single-handedly unite the people of this diverse country as it once did in the past.He was at the time speaking in a panel discussion during the taping of ‘The Factor’ programme aired on Television Guyana (TVG). The topic was based on how culture can impact social cohesion among Guyanese.During the discussions with former Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony and Leader for ROAR, Ravi Dev, Dr Hinds pointed out that as a young boy growing up in an African-Guyanese community, cricketers such as Rohan Kanhai and Shivnarine Chanderpaul – both of whom are East Indian – were not seen as East Indians symbols but as a symbol of hope for Guyanese.He reasoned that these single moments, when looked back on, are what governments should harness to truly achieve social cohesion.“As a policymaker, I would put so much resources into developing cricket because it is one of the few areas that we can have social cohesion inside of Guyana and… across the Caribbean,” the Alliance For Change (AFC) Executive Member posited.Dr Hinds was at the time commenting on the fact that in all its years of independence, Guyana is yet to view outside of itself and as part of the West Indian culture. This, he said, is where Guyana most relates to and finds a uniqueness about its culture.It was in light of this that he believes cricket is that key factor to promote social cohesion in Guyana. He stated that when Kanhai and Chanderpaul were playing cricket, they were expressing a ‘West Indianess’ – something which has proven to bind not only Guyanese but Caribbean people.“One of the things about our independence is that we are yet to define in a really serious way who we are as a Guyanese and as a West Indian people. I keep saying West Indian because part of it is that we exist not only as Guyana,” he remarked.Moreover, the political commentator is of the view that investments in activities such as cricket augur well for the Guyanese society, especially since society is plagued with crime and drifting from its young people.“I can tell you that if we can engage (young people’s) energies – their creative energies – in a very serious way, that becomes a big deterrence to young people going adrift.So I think, we are badly in need of a cultural policy because our economics will go nowhere, our politics will go nowhere until people’s humanity are expressed,” he stated.According to Dr Hinds, in order to draft such a policy, there needs to be widespread consultation. He said a cultural commission of some sort needs to be established with cultural ambassadors, and not necessarily politicians, who will go into communities and engage the people about what they would like to see in a national cultural policy and how they would like to see it constructed.last_img read more