Manchester City Delph: Man City boss Guardiola is a genius Chris Burton 07:11 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Clive Brunskill Manchester City Guardiola England Premier League World Cup The versatile England international has credited his boss at the Etihad Stadium for having made him the player now preparing for World Cup 2018 duty Fabian Delph has hailed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as “a genius”, with the Catalan credited with having made the versatile 28-year-old a Premier League champion and World Cup performer.The 2017-18 campaign proved to be the most productive to date for the man who moved to the Etihad Stadium from Aston Villa in 2015.Delph took in 29 appearances across all competitions, with Guardiola having opted to use him as left-back cover following an unfortunate injury to Benjamin Mendy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Domestic dominance was secured with a league title and Carabao Cup success, with international recognition then achieved in time to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad heading to Russia 2018.Delph is delighted with the progress he has made, telling reporters of the role Guardiola has played: “He’s fantastic. For me, he is a genius.“He has opened my eyes to so much. I didn’t picture football like Pep does. He’s painted the pictures for me.“I stayed mentally strong, and I knew if I got my opportunity to play I could contribute and help the lads win games.“I’m a very traditional English guy who believes in hard work and dedication and giving it absolutely everything. I’m there to fight and pick up second balls, to be that old English type of player, but he has reinvented me.“Now it’s all about being calm and collected on the ball, being sensible in terms of if someone occupies my position then I need to occupy a different position.“Pep smells the danger. We’ve got so many systems the way we played. Everybody seems to think, ‘Wow, what are they doing?’ But it is very simple.“Basically we move the ball very fast, we take as few touches as possible and we stay in the positions, we utilise the spaces and distances perfectly and we have the courage to play out and build up from the back.“And we work on it daily. Every session we do there is always an aim to it, there is always a reason why we are doing a certain exercise, not just having a five-a-side for the sake of it and fitness work. Everything is geared towards the game and the team we are playing next.”Hard work has earned Delph further England opportunities, with the man who forged his reputation as a hard-working midfielder prepared to play wherever he is required for the Three Lions this summer as they go in search of global glory.He added on the position he considers to be his best: “I’ll give you the textbook answer – wherever the team needs me I’ll be there to give 100 per cent.“If it’s left-back, centre midfielder, defensive or attacking, I’ll give 100 per cent. If it’s in goal I’ll play there – but I will be rubbish!”
Hakim Ziyech’s missed spot-kick at the end of normal time proved costly as Morocco suffered a shock 4-1 penalty shoot-out defeat to Benin in Friday’s action-packed opening Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie, which ended 1-1.Much-fancied Morocco won all three of their group matches by a 1-0 scoreline and were overwhelming favourites to overcome a Benin side who progressed with three successive draws, and were debutants in the knockout rounds.But Ziyech missed a penalty six minutes into added time after Youssef En-Nesyri had scored late on to cancel out Moise Adilehou’s opener against the run of play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And despite having Khaled Adenon sent off in extra time, Benin came out on top in the shoot-out, with Sofiane Boufal and En-Nesyri the players to miss.WE HAVE OUR FIRST QUARTER FINALISTS: #LesÉcureuils! #MARBEN #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/DQM7c5rzJy— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 5, 2019En-Nesyri and Ziyech were denied by Saturnin Allagbe in the best of the first-half opportunities.Morocco managed to inject some urgency into their game early in the second half and Younes Belhanda skied another good chance over the crossbar.They were punished for their profligacy with 53 minutes played as Benin defender Adilehou made the most of some lacklustre defending to send a controlled volley past Yassine Bounou.Boufal missed the target with his free header but, just when Morocco looked to have run out of ideas, Jordan Adeoti was caught in possession by Moubarak Boussoufa high up the pitch and En-Nesyri made no mistake when played in on goal.Ziyech then struck the post with his last-gasp penalty after Stephane Sessegnon had brought down Achraf Hakimi in the box, before Adenon was shown a second yellow for dissent seven minutes into extra time.But Herve Renard’s men failed to find a way through and they were second best in the shoot-out, with Mama Seibou converting the decisive penalty for jubilant Benin.Benin’s first-ever AFCON quarter-final will be against either Senegal or Uganda.Key Opta Facts:- Morocco have not won a knockout stage game in the Africa Cup of Nations since February 2004, a semi-final victory over Mali (4-0).- Boufal is the player who has completed the most dribbles (14) in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.- En-Nesyri has been directly involved in four of Morocco’s last six goals in the Africa Cup of Nations (three goals, one assist).- Adilehou is the first defender to score a goal for Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations. read more
zoom The Oslo-listed Ocean Yield ASA has seen its total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 rise to USD 70.1 million, compared with USD 63.2 million reported in the same period a year earlier, following the delivery of three vessel on long-term charter.Namely, the company added the chemical tanker Navig8 Turquoise, the LR2 product tanker Navig8 Steadfast and the car carrier Höegh Trapper which contributed to the increase in revenue.Ocean Yield’s net profit after tax was USD 25.5 million for the second quarter of 2016, representing a slight decrease compared with USD 25.8 million seen in the second quarter of 2015.Total revenues for the first half of 2016 increased to USD 136.2 million from USD 125.8 million seen in the first half of 2015, mainly due to the delivery of eight newbuildings during the past twelve months.Net profit after tax for the period was USD 44.1 million, compared to USD 54 million for the first half of 2015.In June, the company decided to invest in 49.5% equity interest in six newbuilding mega container vessels, owned by a private shipowner Quantum Pacific Shipping, which are on 15-year bareboat charters to a major European container line.The 19,500-TEU vessels are being built by South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and are scheduled for delivery between July 2016 and February 2017.“The delivery of newbuildings, in addition to the container vessel investment and the additional charter rate related to Aker Wayfarer, is expected to contribute to increased earnings already as from Q3 2016,” the company said, adding that it intends “to continue to make new investments in modern vessels on long term charter in order to build a substantially larger and even more diversified company.”
Hockey fans have a new place to gather in Windsor to learn more about the history of the sport. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre has temporarily moved to the Haliburton House Museum and its refreshed exhibit is ready for viewing. “The exhibit is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when we combine our resources and expertise,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage minister David Wilson. “I would like to thank all provincial government staff, members of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and volunteers for their dedication to this project.” “This great exhibit will attract many hockey enthusiasts to Nova Scotia,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “Innovation, such as this, is a key component of jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy. This is an example of the strategic investments the province is making to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” The exhibit spans part of two floors of the museum and showcases new items and old favourites from the former Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre location. The Attic space at the museum displays hockey memorabilia and the Locker Room displays hockey jerseys and equipment from the past. The museum’s kitchen uses the concept of the hot stove to celebrate local hockey heroes. The exhibit also features the Starr Trophy and highlights the diversity in hockey, featuring the contributions of women, Aboriginal Peoples and African Nova Scotians to the sport. “Our role has always been to promote the proud history of hockey in Windsor, an area that we celebrate as the birthplace of ice hockey,” said David Hunter, president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. “The new presentation of our collection better reflects that proud history and is sure to spark a connection with our visitors. We want to thank everyone for their support.” Communities, Culture and Heritage contributed exhibit space in the museum and a team to help the centre move into its temporary location and develop the new exhibit. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism contributed $15,000 towards the move. For more information about the exhibit visit http://haliburton.museum.gov.ns.ca.
New Delhi: The CBI conducted a search operation at 21 locations including three residential premises of former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati in connection with an illegal mining case, sources here said on Wednesday.His three houses in Amethi were part of this search operation which is spread over 11 locations in Hamirpur district in the state and several other places in Delhi and the NCR, they said. Sources added that former Lok Sabha MP from Samajwadi Party Ghanshyam Anuragi’s premises in Jalaun district was also raided in connection with the case. Anuragi was earlier this year questioned by the CBI in the case. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCPrajapati held the mining portfolio in the Akhilesh Yadav government and he is considered an influential Samajwadi Party leader. He is currently in jail in a rape case. A woman from Chitrakoot had alleged that the minister exploited her on the promise of allotting her a mining lease, but he denied the charge. The officials said rules and procedures were violated by politicians and officials in the allotment of mining leases of minor minerals in Hamirpur district between 2012 and 2016. Minor minerals include sand, gravel, etc. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThey said social media sensation IAS officer B Chandrakala is also named as accused in the case registered by the CBI. Her videos lashing out at government officials had earned her a title of ‘Lady Dabangg’. A UP cadre IAS officer of the 2008-batch, Chandrakala was the district magistrate of Hamirpur during 2012-14 when she allegedly violated an e-tender system of allotting mining contracts in her district, the FIR said. Yadav, who was the chief minister of the state between 2012 and 2017 and held the mining portfolio during 2012-13, is also under the scanner, according to the FIR. He was succeeded by Prajapati, who took charge as the mining minister in 2013 and was arrested in 2017. This is a third FIR pertaining to illegal mining cases registered by the CBI on January 2, 2019, nearly two-and-a-half years after the agency was directed by the Allahabad High Court to probe the issue. It had carried out first searches after the FIR was filed. On July 28, 2016, the CBI was directed by the high court to probe illegal mining in the state following which it had registered seven preliminary enquiries out of which two pertaining to Shamli and Kaushambi districts were converted into FIRs in 2017. With PTI imputs
Kolkata: The state government has given Rs 700 crore to the state Power department for modernisation of generation and distribution of power in the state. A major objective behind the move is to reduce hazards in power generation and distribution.”We are taking several steps to prevent fatalities due to electrocution. Workers in the electrical industry and power transmission and generation industry are most susceptible to occupational hazards created out of fly ash, carbon dioxide emission etc. The state government, in order to mitigate the risks in the electrical industry, is using AV cables and also dividing the length of transmission, thereby minimising the potential risk,” state Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said at the national conference on “Occupational Health and Safety- Towards a Healthy and Safe Workplace,” organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Friday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaElaborating on the steps taken by his department, the minister said they are using SEEDN technology which helps in locating the exact area of a fault while moving from the substation located at a particular area from where the fault has been reported. The technology is equipped with a fault passage indicator, which helps in quickly identifying the location of the electric pole where there has been a problem. Earlier, engineers from the Power department had to travel long distances and check every single pole to identify the exact place where the fault had occurred. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Our department, with the objective of sustainable and uninterrupted power connection, has taken up a project of underground cable system for power supply in 74 urban townships across the state. We have set a target of 2025 for completion of this underground power supply project. We are taking up an average of 11 urban townships a year for installing this facility and work is on full swing,” a senior official in the department said. Speakers at the seminar deliberated that globally, 340 million people are affected by occupational hazards and around 140 million people are affected by occupational diseases. This figure roughly leads to loss of 4 percent of GDP in a year. Thus, special emphasis on more research on this field is needed. Also, industry academia partnership is the need of the hour for more integrated development of Occupational Health Hazards (OHH), they stated.
Advertisement TORONTO — Art projects involving the Toronto Raptors and acclaimed music video creator and filmmaker Director X will be in the city’s 14th annual Nuit Blanche.Organizers have announced a total of 90 contemporary art projects for the all-night event on Toronto’s streets on Oct. 5.Bryan Espiritu and Esmaa Mohamoud are creating the sculpture “Peace to the Past, Reach for the Future” in partnership with the Raptors. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Director-X (CP24) A Nuit Blanche statement says Espiritu and Mohamoud “reflect on the team’s past and imagine its future while connecting to the diverse communities” that shape both artists and athletes.Meanwhile, Director X created the multimedia installation “Life of the Earth” in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre.The project involves a large-scale projection showing the Earth, as if seen from space, changing from the past to present time and the future.It will be on view alongside Director X’s 2016 Nuit Blanche installation, “Death of the Sun.”This year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto curatorial theme is Continuum.Other projects include “Lunar Garden” by Daniel Arsham, a large-scale reinterpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden at Nathan Phillips Square, with a musical score by Charlotte Day Wilson.The Canadian Press Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
The 4 1/2 year old child was taken from her home in Kotadeniyawa in September last year and was raped and later murdered. (Colombo Gazette) The man convicted in the rape and murder of young Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa has been sentenced to death by the Negombo High Court.Saman Jayalath, who confessed to committing the crime, was given the death sentence by the Negombo High Court today.
NBC wins weekly ratings despite lagging Olympics viewership BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Rio Games had a less-than-golden start for NBC but were enough of a draw to allow the network to dominate the weekly ratings.The Summer Olympics opening ceremony had 26.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen company figures released Tuesday. That’s a 35 per cent drop compared to the 40.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the opening of the London Games four years ago — although NBC is pointing to more time-shifted viewing and streaming as factors in the decrease.Still, Olympic broadcasts were the three most-watched programs of the week of Aug. 1-7. The opening spectacle and events including gymnastics combined with two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” to give NBC five of the top 10 shows, Nielsen said.The network led with an average of 15.3 million viewers, followed by ABC with 4.1 million. CBS had 3.9 million and Fox 1.7 million, the latter nudged closely by Univision with 1.6 million and Telemundo with 1.4 million. ION Television drew 1.2 million, followed by CW with 1 million viewers.In the evening-news contest, NBC’s “Nightly News” held the top spot with 8 million viewers, followed by ABC’s “World News Tonight” with 7.7 million. The “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million.For the week of Aug. 1-7, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: Summer Olympic Games (Sunday), NBC, 29.8 million; Summer Olympics opening ceremony (Sunday), NBC, 26.5 million; Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC. 20.6 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.6 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.4 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 8.6 million; “The Bachelorette: After the Rose,” ABC, 8.1 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.8 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 6.5 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. CNN is owned by Time Warner.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2016 6:27 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“We need to make existing inequalities in access to energy a source of cooperation, not tensions,” President Grybauskaite told the 67th General Assembly on the first day of the annual General Debate.Noting the need to increase global energy sustainability, Ms. Grybauskaite hailed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to provide universal energy access, double the rate of global energy efficiency improvement, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.“The use of energy dependency as an instrument for political or economic blackmail must be eliminated,” she stressed, calling for international agreements stipulating that the use of energy to gain political goals is unacceptable.“Responsibility for violations should be also clear and unavoidable,” the Lithuanian leader added. “We have to grant international institutions greater discretion to launch probes and impose sanctions on activities that hinder the free flow of energy resources, impede diversification or set unfair prices for customers.”President Grybauskaite also highlighted the need for nuclear safety, without which she said there could be no sustainability, development or peaceful cooperation, and called for nuclear safety standards to be strengthened, with international obligations adopted if needed.Scores of the world’s heads of State and government and other high-level officials are expected to present their views and comment on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October.
Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) guards a Michigan player on an inbound play in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop allowed a transition dunk from William & Mary leading scorer Nathan Knight less than two minutes into the game. Head coach Chris Holtmann had enough.At the first media timeout, Holtmann sat Bates-Diop for a lack of effort on defense with the Buckeyes trailing the Tribe 12-10. Two minutes later, Bates-Diop checked back into the game and had one of the best games of his career.He scored a career-high 27 points and made 11-of-16 shots to lead Ohio State to a 97-62 blowout victory against William & Mary on Saturday.“I think it kind of just helped because it reset my mind,” Bates-Diop said. “I obviously wasn’t ready to play in those first few minutes so then him taking me out reset my mind, got back in and I was ready to play.”Bates-Diop played at the small forward, power forward and center against William & Mary, creating difficult matchups at each position. When Knight exited the first half with his third foul with 7:49 remaining, the Buckeyes attacked the paint with Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson — who scored 17 — leading the way.Ohio State shot 65 percent from the field and made 11-of-21 3-point attempts.William & Mary entered the game ranked 316th in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. So before discussing the Buckeyes a prolific offensive team, take Saturday’s game with a grain of salt. However, it’s time to start considering Bates-Diop as a possible first-team all-Big Ten player.In Ohio State’s two conference games this season against Wisconsin and Michigan, Bates-Diop shot at least 50 percent and made two triples in each game . He’s averaging 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. He’s now averaging more than 18 points and nine rebounds per game with six double-doubles.Against Ohio State’s toughest opponent to date, Gonzaga, Bates-Diop grabbed 10 rebounds, but scored just seven points. If he’s going to become Ohio State’s first all-Big Ten player since the 2014-15 season, he will have to put up consistent performances against the conference’s bluebloods of Michigan State and Purdue.Holtmann said Friday before the game that sometimes it takes an extra reminder for a quieter player like Bates-Diop to get going. It appeared to work Saturday.“It’s just the mindset,” Bates-Diop said. “He’s doing a great job getting me there, it’s on me obviously, but he’s not afraid obviously to sit me for any stretch of time if I’m not doing those things I need to be doing. Obviously that worked, clearly.”Kaleb WessonIt’s probably time to conclude the center position belongs to Kaleb Wesson. Since Micah Potter went down with an injury in the second-half against Northeastern, the freshman has started every game in Potter’s place and has continued to improve.Saturday, Wesson tied a career high with seven rebounds — four of which were on the offensive glass — and recorded three steals, two assists and two blocks. He faced a double team in the post on almost every possession, which was when perhaps he displayed his most impressive talent yet by throwing cross-court passes on the mark for wide-open shooters in the corner.“He can read traps and double teams,” Holtmann said. “Eventually he’ll get to the point where he’ll command a double team most every game … his passing will really allow us to play through that.”Ohio State is not going to overwhelm any team with its shooting, which might be a reason teams will double Wesson more and risk leaving shooters open. Wesson’s passing ability, as Holtmann touched on, could lead to an increase in confidence in those shooters.“He’s been doing it all summer,” redshirt senior guard Kam Williams said. “He’s been doing it in practice, so he’s just going out there and displaying his talents. We all believe in him, so this isn’t really a surprise for us.”Another thing to continue to watch in Wesson is the big man’s footwork. The rebounds he was able to grab Saturday were because he put himself in great position against a defender. His footwork also allowed him to maneuver in the post off pump-fakes. If there is one thing to watch in Wesson as he moves forward as the starter at center, it would be his fouls. He finished the game with four fouls for the third straight game and the sixth time overall this season. He has fouled out twice. Holtmann has said throughout the season he expects Wesson to run into foul trouble, and that could be what separates him from seeing starter minutes when Potter returns.C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow switchJunior guard C.J. Jackson returned to the starting lineup Saturday with freshman forward Musa Jallow heading back to the bench. Jackson was moved to the bench following a loss to Clemson, in a game he turned the ball over five times and had three assists. Since then, he had turned the ball over three times with six assists in two games. He continued that production Saturday.Jackson dished out six assists with only one turnover. He scored 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.William & Mary is ranked 345th of 351 teams in opponent turnover percentage. Holtmann said the test for Jackson’s newly found poise in running the point will be against teams that create turnovers.“But so far, he’s been able to make more poised, smart decisions with the ball,” he said. “And he’s, offensively, really impacting the game with his ability to make 3s.”TidbitsThe Buckeyes were thin on the bench Saturday with freshman forward Kyle Young sitting out with a sprained ankle. Holtmann said he will probably be available next Saturday against Appalachian State. If Ohio State is to lose any bench depth at a position, it’s probably best at the small forward or power forward because Bates-Diop can be moved around and create matchup problems for traditional centers.The 3-point shooting for Ohio State has risen substantially in the past three games. The Buckeyes are now shooting 36.2 percent from 3, following another 50-plus percent day beyond the arc. In the past two games, Ohio State missed all 11 3-point shots in the second half, but that factor was mitigated by strong first-half 3-point shooting against Wisconsin and Michigan. Ohio State was 7-for-8 in the first half against the Badgers and 5-for-8 against Michigan.“I think we’re taking better ones. I think that’s probably it,” Holtmann said. “I think we’re taking a higher quality of 3s than what we took at times early in the year.Ohio State also defended the 3-point line well Saturday against a William & Mary team that makes more than 12 shots from deep per game. The Tribe was 5-for-16 Saturday. Holtmann said when drawing up a game plan, he remembered a conversation he had with college basketball statistical analyst Ken Pomeroy about teams who shoot at incredibly efficient levels like William & Mary.“What’s really key is limited their attempts,” he said. “Now that extends you and opens you up to slips and drives, and that effects your 2-point field goal percentage a bit. But I’ve seen those guys shoot through eight games and if we were going to allow them to shoot 28 to 30 3s, they’re going to make 14 or 15 of those and we’re in trouble. So we did try to limit their attempts and that was important for us.”
IRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with CanterburyRugby bloggers from 6 Nations engage in Gchat debate THERE WILL BE no Friday night at Ravenhill when Heineken Cup quarter-final weekend rolls around.However the top seeds from the European Cup’s pool stage, Ulster, will take top billing on a rugby-packed Saturday April 5 with three of the four quarter-finals being played.Munster kick off the last eight at 13.30 with their home tie against Toulouse at Thomond Park.Then Sky’s cameras will focus on France to see if Leicester Tigers can breach the Clermont fortress of Stade Marcel Michelin (16.00) before Saracens aim to knock Ulster out at this stage for the second year running at 18.30.After all that rugby, Leinster’s trip to Toulon will be the last fixture down for decision, but at 16.30 on the afternoon of Sunday April 6, it promises to be a cracker.Heineken Cup quarter-finals (Irish time) Saturday April 5: Munster v Toulouse (13.30).Clermont Auvergne v Leicester Tigers (16.00)Ulster v Saracens (18.30)Sunday April 6:Toulon v Leinster (16.30)
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There has been some interest for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, especially from Chelsea, but manager Eddie Howe says he’s not for sale.The good performance Callum Wilson has had in Bournemouth this season in the English Premier League is attracting many clubs.And one of them is being said to be Chelsea, who want to buy the footballer.But Bournemouth’s coach Eddie Howe has said the player is not for sale.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I think it is a huge compliment to the player involved,” Howe was quoted by Sky Sports.“But with all the rumors, there is no point in me thinking about these different situations until we have something to answer.”“From our perspective, we don’t want to sell anybody this window that we don’t want to,” he added.“We want to continue to take the club forward and the team forward, and to do that, we’ve got to keep our best player.”
Metro line between Hi-tec City and Raidurg is likely to be opened by August end since the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is holding the final inspection of the overhead power lines. The demand for the metro has been increased with the arrival of monsoon which left the roads inundated further ensuing to traffic gridlock at the IT corridor. To escape from the traffic snarls, passengers are opting for the metro to reach their destination on time. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Taking it into consideration, the HMRL decided to enhance its services to the passengers by extending the stretch to Raidurg. The officials intensified the works on the stretch leading to Raidurg which is 1.5 km from Hi-tec City and a part of the corridor III. HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said that they will start the trail runs soon once the work is completed. However, no date was fixed by the authorities pertaining to the metro launch. According to sources, the works on the line will get completed by August end and the services may commence from September.
Gold extended losses to a third straight session on Monday as U.S. data pointed to strong economic growth, while platinum group metals continued to add to gains on supply worries from South African labour strikes.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold slipped 0.08 percent to $1,292.01 an ounce by 0030 GMT, while platinum gained about half a percent. Palladium rose 0.2 percent.* U.S. housing starts jumped in April and building permits hit their highest in nearly six years, offering hope the troubled housing market could be stabilizing, though another report showed that consumer sentiment fell in May.* Hedge funds and money managers cut their bullish bets in gold futures and options, but raised their net longs in silver, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday.* SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.26 tonnes to 781.99 tonnes on Friday.* Gold jewellery exports from India rose for a third consecutive month in April as raw material supplies improved after the central bank allowed more firms to import bullion.* Russian precious metals and gems repository Gokhran has plans to start buying palladium from Russian producers to increase its stocks, its head Andrey Yurin told Interfax news agency on Friday, marking a shift in strategy.* Platinum and palladium’s gains follow their biggest weekly gains in six weeks.* Impala Platinum described as “devastating” the impact on its employees of a 16-week strike at its main South African operation in Rustenburg and said it had lost more than $500 million in revenue.
00:00 /03:52 – / 9You see it all over Houston right now: Items that once made a house a home are now piled high on the curb, ruined by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters.It’s a wrenching process for many people as they have to toss out most of their worldly goods. It’s also a difficult job for crews hauling the debris to landfills, as they work 12-hour days to accomplish the task.A recent visit to one southeast Houston neighborhood found crews picking up debris and residents going through the process of deciding what stays and what goes.Officials estimate Harvey left behind some 8 million cubic yards of debris. X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Nick Bennett took the ball first for the Cardinals on Thursday, tossing three scoreless innings before allowing a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Bryan Hoeing gave up one run in 2.1 innings before turning it over to Garrett Schmeltz, who gave up a hit before getting a double play to end the seventh. After being held scoreless through the first six innings, the Cardinals finally broke through in the seventh. Tyler Fitzgerald and Alex Binelas each worked walks to start the inning and Snider loaded the bases with an infield single. Campbell put the first run on the board with a run-scoring single to left and Justin Lavey cut the deficit to one with a fielder’s choice that scored Binelas. “I’m super proud of these guys,” head coach Dan McDonnell said. “There was a lot of belief in that dugout. You could hear it in the tone and the comments and the words. They definitely felt like we had a chance. We just had to make it happen, and we were able to.” Story Links Mississippi State jumped in front with the two runs in the fourth and stretched it to 3-0 with a single in the seventh. Facing a 1-2 count, Danny Oriente delivered the game-tying hit into left-centerfield that brought Snider to the plate. Drew Campbell then dug into the box and fouled off four pitches before lacing a line drive into right-centerfield to score Oriente and send the Cardinals spilling onto the field in celebration. Louisville (51-17) will now advance to take on Vanderbilt on Friday at 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT. The Cardinals will need two wins over the Commodores, one Friday and one Saturday, to advance to the championship series. Preview PDF Box Score Louisville entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 3-2 and just three outs away from the end of its season. Jake Snider battled through a seven-pitch at bat that ended with a walk to start the inning. The junior then advanced to second as a pickoff throw bounced away from the first baseman. ESPN NCAA Postgame Notes Reid Detmers (13-4) recorded the final out of the ninth inning for the Cardinals, tying the program’s single-season win record held by Kyle Funkhouser from 2014. The sophomore is once again tied for the national lead with 13 victories. Jared Poland struck out four of the seven batters he faced across the eighth and ninth innings with Detmers stepping in for the last out of the ninth. Louisville Postgame Quotes Listen Live Campbell was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to lead the Louisville offense. Lucas Dunn had his 15th multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-3 day. Print Friendly Version The victory was the fifth of the walk-off variety for the Cardinals this season, and second of the postseason with a walk-off in the regional final against Illinois State. Louisville had been just 1-16 this season when trailing entering the ninth, while Mississippi State (52-15) was previously 47-0 when leading after eight innings. Live Stats Full Schedule Roster OMAHA, Neb. – The Louisville baseball team is one of four teams remaining after a 4-3 walk-off victory over Mississippi State in an elimination game at the 2019 NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Photo Gallery This marks the first time the Cardinals have won multiple games in a single College World Series. Louisville has won five consecutive elimination games this postseason, matching the program record also done in 2007. Next Game: vs. Vanderbilt 6/21/2019 | 7:00 PM