Update on the latest sports

first_img— The president of the University of Virginia says he hopes college football can be played this fall, but he doesn’t expect it to seem like “normal football seasons.” James Ryan told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that athletic director Carla Williams and football coach Bronco Mendenhall are committed to a safe return to play. But Ryan says nothing will proceed until medical officials say it’s safe to resume workouts. Ryan says school officials are taking things day by day. He says students need to be back on campus before football can begin.— The British government says tennis courts and golf courses in England can reopen starting Wednesday, but people can only play with members of their own household. Gyms and swimming pools remain closed, although swimming in the sea or lakes will be allowed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave no indication when professional sports can resume competition. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can set their own stance on tennis courts and golf courses, and they have already indicated a more stringent version of the lockdown will be maintained.— The Spanish soccer league is not changing its plan to resume competing after five players from clubs in the first and second divisions tested positive for COVID-19. The league confirmed the positive tests on Sunday but said it was not going to alter the practice protocol that got underway last week. Players from most clubs began individual training sessions on Friday after nearly two months of confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic.— A player for English Premier League team Brighton has tested positive for the coronavirus as clubs prepare for talks on how to resume competition during the pandemic. The southern England club told The Associated Press there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate since players have only worked in isolation when at the training base. The Premier League has government support for “Project Restart” and will try to secure agreement among the 20 clubs on the plans during a conference call with them on Monday.— America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show for sailing. Defending champion Emirates Team New Zealand has returned to training on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor with its half-size test boat after a mandatory lockdown was lifted. By Monday or Tuesday, the New York Yacht Club’s yacht Defiant will be headed from Pensacola, Florida, to Auckland on a 500-foot ship. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB has low percentage of employees test positive for coronavirus antibodiesUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears to have successfully handled the first wave of the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports Just 0.7% of MLB employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19. Results were based on about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15.The start of the baseball season has been delayed because of the virus outbreak. There’s no timetable for when the season might begin.Sixty people tested positive in the raw data, and adjustments were made for false positives and false negatives.One of the study’s leaders says the survey had a 0.5% false positive rate and demonstrates MLB employees have been less affected than their surrounding communities have been.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Associated Press The Ducks also signed forward Sam Carrick to a one-year extension worth $700,000.SOCCER-MORGAN-BABYUS soccer star has babyUNDATED (AP) — U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day.Morgan announced Saturday on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. — Chinese Basketball Association president and former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming says his league has three options for resuming a season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the pandemic. Yao says the league might play out the full schedule, play a shortened season with some games dropped, or end the regular season and go straight to the playoffs based on teams’ current rankings. Yao told state broadcaster CCTV that he hopes as much as the season can be played as possible, but that public health and fairness are the key considerations.— The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Bernard Giudicelli tells a French newspaper (Le Journal du Dimanche) that organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning.NHL-DUCKS-CONTRACT EXTENSIONSDucks extend Guhle, CarrickANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Brendan Guhle (GOO’-lee) to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension. Guhle has four goals and eight points in 30 games this season for the Ducks this season. He was acquired by Anaheim from the Sabres in February 2019. May 10, 2020 Morgan was on the U.S. team that won the World Cup last summer in France. She hopes to return to the team following her maternity leave in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Chukwueze Confirmed for AFCON 2019

first_imgThe 19-year old who made his senior debut for Nigeria in the friendly clash with the Cranes of Uganda late last year has been tipped to add verve to Eagles attacking midfield with his quality play.His Spanish club, Villarreal, who value the lad with relish had made it known to Nigerian authorities that they will not allow their jewel to burn out playing in both the AFCON 2019 and the U-20 World Cup.This perhaps may have informed the decision of Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr to opt for Chukwueze joining the party to Egypt rather than going to Poland for the cadet World Cup starting later this month.Media Officer of the Flying Eagles, Andrew Randa, further put the matter to rest yesterday when in a reply to tweet on his official Twitter handle dispelled any chance of Chukwueze going to Poland with the team.“Point of correction. Chukwueze specifically requested to be invited for the U20’s. He wasn’t in the mix originally. I can also confirm to you that he won’t be in Poland. Cheers,” Randa stated in response to a follower on his Twitter handle.Chukwueze has enjoyed an impressive debut season with Villarreal since breaking into the club’s first team. He has scored eight goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.The Villarreal player valued at €35million was recently named Africa’s Most Valuable Under-20 Player. He has vowed to continue to work hard on his game.“It’s always a pleasure for me to see my name being mentioned among the best at what I do. For me it’s a privilege and I want to continue doing my best to ensure I even keep getting better.“It’s been a good first season for me as a professional and I want to ensure I keep giving my best on the pitch to ensure I finish the season on a good note,” Chukwueze concluded.Chukwueze remains a target of top European clubs this summer with the Yellow Submarines stating that only a club record transfer fee will tempt them into parting ways with the young Nigerian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeVillarreal exciting winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has had his wish to play at the AFCON 2019 on track following confirmation wednesday that he is not going to be part of the Flying Eagles for the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.Chukwueze is among the overseas-based players listed for the competition by Flying Eagles Head Coach Paul Aigbogun, but the player appeared not too keen to feature in Poland. Samuel Chukwuezelast_img read more

EPL:Sagna nearing Arsenal return

first_imgBacary Sagna will not be rushed back into action for Arsenal, but is determined to return stronger from his long injury lay-off.The France international suffered a fractured leg against Norwich in May, the second such injury in the space of a year and one which ruled him out of Euro 2012.“When you have such a big injury once, you take it, but twice is hard. In my mind I was a bit sad, but the next day I was ready for the challenge, which was to come back stronger and I am in a good way today,” Sagna told Arsenal Player.“I spent some time in the rehab centre, then I came back and worked really hard with the fitness coach and the physios to be ready to play – and finally I have.“I don’t have any target – my only aim is to be ready and bring what I can to my team, to give 100%, like always.”Most of Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad will be away on international duty this week, although defender Kieran Gibbs pulled out of the England squad after suffering a minor thigh problem in the win at West Ham.Right-back Carl Jenkinson has proved an able deputy in Sagna’s absence, so much so he was close to a call-up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland. “He has been really good, and has learned a lot,” Sagna said. “He is a bit more confident with the ball, and is very solid as a defender.”Arsenal recovered from the disappointment of a home defeat by Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to go into the international break on the back of a battling 3-1 win at West Ham which leaves them in touch with the chasing pack.Sagna, who has yet to agree a contract extension, said: “We have been solid. I think we can win the league – we have to take it step by step, but we have the quality necessary to play until the end of the season and win.”last_img read more

Pac-12 predictions 2019: Odds, conference picks, sleepers, big games, Heisman hopefuls and more

first_imgMORE: Ranking Pac-12 coaches for 2019 seasonAt least the Ducks look the part with star quarterback Justin Herbert and the No. 7 recruiting class in 2019 that makes Oregon the early choice to win the Pac-12.But parity is a key to the Pac-12’s strength — and demise. So Washington, Stanford, Utah, USC and almost anyone else might challenge for the title. But will anyone produce a record worthy of the College Football Playoff? No one has since 2016. Sporting News’ predictions for the Pac-12 in 2019:Odds to win 2019 Pac-12 championshipLas Vegas has two teams from the Pac-12 North in a neck-and-neck raise to win the conference in 2019. Oregon comes in first at +215 odds, while Washington is at +220. Utah leads all Pac-12 South teams with +300 odds. The full odds listings to win the Pac-12 championship, per Bovada:Oregon +215Washington +220Utah +300Washington State +850USC +900Stanford +1800Arizona State +2500California +2500UCLA +2500Arizona +2800Colorado +7500Oregon State +15000Pac-12 South predictions1. Utah2. USC3. Arizona State4. UCLA5. Arizona6. ColoradoUtah was picked by the media to win the Pac-12 South for the first time since joining the conference in 2011. With quarterback Tyler Huntley and tailback Zack Moss returning, the Utes have the leadership needed to win the South. But it won’t be easy. USC is getting so little hype, it might actually help the Trojans if they can overcome distractions regarding Clay Helton and get consistent play at quarterback. UCLA was so young last season that it has to be better under second-year coach Chip Kelly. Arizona has quarterback Khalil Tate back, and he should be motivated after a disappointing 2018 season. Arizona State flashed at times last season, but needs to find a quarterback between freshman Jayden Daniels and junior Dillon Sterling-Cole. Colorado has veteran quarterback Steven Montez, but needs new coach Mel Tucker to improve the defense.Pac-12 South X-Factor: Second-year coachesKelly, Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin and Arizona State coach Herm Edwards are in their second seasons. Who will make a breakthrough? Pac-12 South sleeper: Arizona StateThe Sun Devils won four of their final five regular-season games to generate momentum for2019, and have a favorable schedule that skips Washington and Stanford in cross-division games. The caveat is Arizona State usually struggles as soon as anyone expects anything from them.Pac-12 South biggest gamesUtah at USC (Sept. 20): The Utes have never won at the Los Angeles Coliseum. If they want to win the Pac-12 South, they’ll have to do it on a Friday night.UCLA vs. Stanford (Oct. 17): The Bruins have lost 11 straight times to the Cardinal. If this year is going to be different for UCLA, it must defeat Stanford.Utah vs. Washington (Nov. 2): Let’s say the Utes really are in contention to win the Pac-12 South. The trip to Seattle is the big obstacle at the end of the season. If the Utes win this game, then they deserve to win the South.POWER 5 PRIMERS: ACC | SEC | B10 | B12Pac-12 North predictions1. Oregon2. Washington3. Stanford4. Washington State5. California6. Oregon StateThe North teams must always be jealous when they look at the South. There really isn’t a pushover in the North outside of Oregon State, and you can make strong cases for Oregon, Washington or Stanford to win the division. Even Cal is expected to be better once the Bears pick a quarterback between Chase Garbers or UCLA transfer Devon Modster. Washington loses nine defensive starters and four-year starters at quarterback and tailback, but who doubts Chris Petersen? Washington State needs to replace quarterback Gardner Minshew, so expectations may be tempered. Oregon State should be better under second-year coach Jonathan Smith than last season, but would do well if it could just escape the North’s cellar.Pac-12 North X-Factor: Washington’s new startersWashington seems poised to contend every year — but can it overcome the loss of quarterback Jake Browning, tailback Myles Gaskin and leading tackler Ben Burr-Kirven?Pac-12 North sleeper: StanfordWith all the pressure on Oregon and Washington, the Cardinal are in a decent position with three-year starter K.J. Costello at quarterback. Stanford also gets Oregon and Washington at home. But the first half of the season is brutal, with Northwestern, USC, Central Florida, Oregon and Washington.Pac-12 North biggest gamesOregon at Stanford (Sept 21): Cardinal coach David Shaw likes to talk about how the Pac-12 beats itself up. Well, Oregon better avoid an early road loss if it wants to be the class of the Pac-12 North.Oregon vs. Washington (Oct. 19): This looks like the game of the season in the Pac-12. The Huskies not only have the homefield advantage, but also want to avenge last year’s overtime loss that eliminated them from Playoff contention.Washington State vs. Washington (Nov. 29): If Leach wants to take the Cougars to the next level, he needs to beat the Huskies again. Washington State hasn’t won the Apple Cup since 2012, Leach’s first season in Pullman.MORE: Pac-12 championship to played in Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium in 2020-21Pac-12 Heisman hopefulsJustin Herbert, Oregon. If Herbert can develop a relationship with Penn State transfer Juwan Johnson and some of the young wide receivers, he should produce the numbers required to mount a serious Heisman campaign.K.J. Costello, Stanford. Costello passed for 3,540 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last year, but there was plenty of room for improvement. If he does improve, he would be a natural Heisman candidate.Pac-12 coach with something to prove: Clay Helton, USCHelton is on the hot seat and the first six games are crucial. If the Trojans can’t handle games with Stanford, BYU, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame, the second half of the season could be a complete meltdown. The dilemma for many USC fans is they might just root against the Trojans until Helton is fired. Pac-12 stat that matters: 15The Pac-12 has not won a national title in 15 seasons: the biggest drought for a Power 5 conference. It hasn’t played in a national championship game since 2014 and hasn’t made the Playoff since 2016.Pac-12’s biggest question: Will there be 9 a.m. (PT) kickoffs?Commissioner Larry Scott wants to increase the national exposure and draw more East Coast attention. Washington State coach Mike Leach is against it, but Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, UCLA’s Kelly and Cal’s Justin Wilcox like the idea. Scott will try anything at this point.Pac-12 champion: OregonMario Cristobal is in his second year as Ducks coach, and everyone will apparently be on the same page after he fired defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. Besides Herbert, the Ducks will be boosted by the best recruiting class in school history. Freshman defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the highest-rated recruit Oregon has ever signed, and should contribute immediately. The key will be whether the offensive line can weather some losses and protect Herbert adequately. Even with all the buzz, Washington is so consistent under Petersen that some believe the Huskies will win the Pac-12 for the second straight year. But it’s hard to pick against the Ducks with Cristobal’s energy and Herbert’s arm. The Pac-12 is under siege and needs a quick start to change the national perception that it can’t compete against the nation’s elite teams.That’s why Oregon must find a way to beat Auburn in the season opener on Aug. 31, or the conference might have trouble finding a team capable of making the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

Full results from MTN Uganda marathon 2019

first_img******Top results in the 42.2km MTN Marathon in Kampala on Sunday. Over sh123million is to be given away as cash prizes for the winners in all categories.Proceeds from the marathon will be used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve maternal health in Uganda.Prize winners Men  – 42.2km1. Phillip Kiplimo 02:13:562.Fres Musobo 02:15:233.Anthony Ayeko 02:15:234.Soyekwo Kibet 02:16:175.Francis Musani 02:18:036.Daniel Rotich 02:18:387.Patrick Kiptalah 02:20:298.Habte Guta Bira 02:20:499.Alfred kiptoyek 2:20:5510.Allan Andiema 02:52:21Prize winners  Women – 42.2KM1.Nyakisi Adero 02:41:112.Vanis Chemutai 02:45:423.Kadist Fiseha Tedla 02:47:014.Lydia Wafula 02:49:085.Priscilla Chelangat 02:49:456.Migada Caroline 02:50:557.Omari Doris 02:52:598.Rotich Lydia Chepteling 02:54:159.Debesay Yohannes Hibret 02:55:4310.Eileen Jepngetich Korir 02:57:10Half marathon women -21.1KM1.Juliet Chekwel 01:13:082.Doreen Chemutai 01:13:093.Dorcus Ajok 01:14:134.Doreen Chesang 01:14:215.Annet Chelangat 01:14:23Half marathon men – 21.1KM1.Jacob Kiplimo 01:01:532.Felix Chemonges 01:02:573.Kibet Titus 01:03:214.Moses Kibet 01:03:375.Isaac Kibet 01:04:34Men’s 10KM race1.Denis Cherotich 00.29.592.Bushenbich Mande 00.30.053.Phillip Kibyeko 00.30.124.Kwemoi Salim 00.30.145.Ezekiel Mutai 00.30.15 Men’s winner MTM Marathon 2019. PHOTO MTN MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan runners won the 42kms, 21kms and 10kms races as hundreds of runners turned up Sunday morning to participate in the MTN Kampala marathon focused on fundraising to improve maternal health in the country.This is a wrap up of the marathons that the organisation has run in different regions this year. (click here to get all results of all runners)The 42kms race was won by Phillip Kiplimo with 02:13:56 on the clock. Nyakisi Adero won over the female side in the 42kms. Kenyans participated in the race but were all beaten to the prize.Denis Cherotich won the men side for 10kms while Sauline Chelangat won the females race. Each received a Shs 1.5m prize.On the 21kms, Jacob Kiplimo and Juliet Chekwei took the race, with each receiving Shs 4.5mWim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda, CEO said he hoped this was a chance reduce an estimated 336 deaths per 100,000 live births in Uganda.Dr Ruth Aceng, the minister of health and the chief guest who flagged off the marathoners, said hailed the support and said “no mother should die while giving life to a child.”For most people, the marathon was an avenue for having fun.  As soon as they were flag off, a host of them were seen taking selfies to post on social media for their friends.For most companies that sponsored the marathon, the sheer numbers of the people that turned up gives them a pie on brand recognition. Huawei, a Chinese phone maker and the main sponsor, gave up tens of awards like t-shirts, power banks and phones.The company has not announced the amount of money that had been collected.  Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chris Mefford, President & CEO of Community Attributes Inc., to Keynote…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThe 11th Annual Thurston Economic Development Council Real Estate Forum will highlight Thurston County commercial, retail and industrial properties while providing a forum for networking and education. The Thurston EDC is hosting this not-to-be-missed event in partnership with NAIOP (National Association of Industrial Office Properties).Photo courtesy: Thurston EDCWe are excited to announce the event’s keynote speaker, Chris Mefford. CHRIS MEFFORD is the PRESIDENT & CEO OF COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES INC., a Seattle-based consulting firm that transforms data into analysis and strategies for business, government, non-profits, and philanthropy. Chris founded CAI in 2005. Chris and Community Attributes are known for bringing data to life in engaging ways to understand business and social challenges. Community Attributes works with organizations and municipalities in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the world on urban planning, economic development, and strategic planning. The firm supports the private sector by relating demographics and economic trends to strategic planning and business decisions.If history is any indicator, networking will be robust with the room filled with industry and community leaders including investors, decision-makers, property owners, government representatives, engineers, contractors, site selectors, and business owners.WHO: Thurston EDCWHAT: 11th Annual Real Estate ForumWHEN: September 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.WHERE: Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502TICKETS: Tickets are available here https://www.thurstonedc.com/2019-real-estate-forum/https://fs26.formsite.com/Thurston_EDC/jttl41ohni/index.htmlFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Holly House at HHouse@thurstonedc.comlast_img read more

Ateneo rules UAAP Jrs basketball, beats NU in thriller

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ateneo Blue Eaglets celebrate UAAP juniors crown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, SJ Belangel sent the ball to the heavens and got his prayers answered.The shifty playmaker canned the crucial foul shots in the last 9.8 seconds as Ateneo escaped Nazareth School of National University, 63-58, to once again be crowned the king of UAAP juniors’ basketball Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Kai Sotto survived a foul-plagued outing and helped Ateneo recover from a 54-48 deficit, scoring seven of his 19 points in the last 4:18, while also hauling down 13 rebounds and rejecting three shots en route to him being named as the Finals MVP.Belangel chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Dave Ildefonso got a near-double double with his 13 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Eaglets completed a fitting ending to what was almost a perfect season for them.“I just told the boys to stay composed. We’ll fight back,” said coach Joe Silva.It was a classic duel between the top high school teams in the UAAP which saw heroes come out from both sides.Terrence Fortea went on a blitz in the second half, unloading 12 of his 14 points in the final two quarters, but none bigger than his wrap-around assist to Rhayyan Amsali to give NU the six-point lead in the final four minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ONE: Despite last-minute opponent change, Danny Kingad ready for anything It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 View comments In the thrilling stretch, Belangel’s charities put the Blue Eaglets up, 62-58, and virtually sealed the Season 80 title, their first juniors’ championship since brothers Mike and Matt Nieto steered the school to the throne back in Season 77.All hail, the Kings of #UAAPSeason80Jrs Basketball! pic.twitter.com/irIoSz48QoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 2, 2018 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Robert Minerva chimed in 13 markers and nine boards in the defeat, while Matthew Manalang got eight.The Scores:ATENEO 63 — Sotto 19, Belangel 16, Ildefonso 13, Credo 4, Manuel 4, Chiu 4, David 3, Escalona 0, Jaymalin 0, Santos 0.NU 58 — Fortea 14, Minerva 13, Manalang 8, Oczon 7, Amsali 6, Javillonar 5, Pangilinan 3, Malonzo 2, Coyoca 0.Quarters: 15-6, 28-23, 44-43, 63-58. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Prisoner sets fire to Grove/ Diamond Police Station

first_imgA prisoner currently being held at the Diamond Police Station lockups, East Bank Demerara reportedly set fire to the station after he was reportedly denied cigarettes.This incident occurred sometime around 13:00h on Thursday. Commander of A Division Clifton Hicken confirmed the fire scorched a CCTV camera and two wooden doors at the facility.According to Hicken, the inmate began making loud noises shortly after which ranks saw smoke emanating from the cell. The Guyana Fire Service was immediately called and the fire was subsequently contained. The Commander disclosed that ranks discovered that a cloth was placed over a CCTV camera and this is believed to be where the fire originated.Ranks from the Guyana Fire Service at the Grove/Diamond Police StationAccording to reports, family members and friends were at the time visiting those incarcerated at the station to deliver meals when the alarm of fire was raised. Meanwhile, the Police in a statement on the incident saidprisoners in the lockups at the Golden Grove Police Station, EBD, were taken out of their cells by the police for ablution purposes, at the conclusion of which three of them demanded cigarettes and refused to return to their cells after their request was denied. According to the Police, three prisoners began throwing faeces at police ranks during efforts to get them back into the cells and remained in the passageway behind the main door leading to the cells, which was locked. “Later at about 13:30h smoke was seen coming from the lockupsand the three prisonerswere seen with lit newspapers which they placed in the passage-way at the main door. The blaze which scorched two wooden doors and damaged a CCTV camera was extinguished and the three prisoners were subsequently replaced in their cells in the lockups,” the Police said in a statement. On March 3 inmates at the Camp Street penitentiary riotedand set fire to mattresses and other flammable materials with which they had access. That riot caused the death of 17 prisoners. It is not yet clear which prisoner was able to start thefire at Grove. The prisoners, whose identities were not disclosed, remain in custody as investigations continue.last_img read more

Ronaldo says decision easy to join Juve to win CL

first_imgRonaldo has lifted a record five Champions Leagues titles — four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United.Another with Juventus would see him join Dutch great Clarence Seedorf, the only player to win the top European trophy with three different clubs.Seedorf won the European title four times — with Ajax, Real Madrid, and twice with AC Milan between 1995 and 2007.“We’ll focus on that, with my teammates, but without obsessing over it. We’ll go step by step and then we’ll see, if it’s this year, next year or the year after that,” continued Ronaldo who has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal to become DAZN’s first global ambassador.“The objective for the club is to win the League, Coppa Italia and, of course do our best in the Champions League.”Seven-time reigning Serie A champions Juventus have lifted the Champions League twice — 1985 and 1996 — but finished runners-up twice in the past four seasons.Ronaldo earned a standing ovation from the Turin crowd when he scored a spectacular overhead kick at the Allianz Stadium for Real Madrid last season.“The small details make the big difference at the end of the day so…I would say what I saw in the stadium helped (his move),” Ronaldo said.“And, of course, when the people start to applaud me in the stadium I was like, ‘wow’.“It surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life, so it was an unbelievable moment.”The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he had been impressed with his new club since joining last month in a 100-million-euro deal.“I’m very happy, the team is strong and Juve, as everyone knows, is one of the best clubs in the world,” continued the Portuguese captain.“I’m positively surprised, we train hard twice a day. I like how they train, their mentality. They have special methods, they are very, very professional and for this reason I feel good.‘Mini me’ – Ronaldo reveals his son doesn’t like losing either. © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY“There are things in life that seem to be dictated by destiny and in this case it was like that.“I never expected to play in this team, but some things happen naturally, for me it was an easy decision, what was done in Madrid is incredible, I won everything, my family lives there, but it’s part of the past.“I want to try to write the story in this club.”Meanwhile Ronaldo revealed that his eight-year-old son Cristiano Jr was also a promising footballer.“He’s very competitive. He’s like me as a child. He doesn’t like losing.“He’ll become like me, I’m 100 percent sure of it. I’d like to teach him some things, but ultimately he will choose what to do and he’ll always have my support.“But of course, I’d like him to become a player because I think he has a passion for it too.”Perform Group’s DAZN secured streaming rights this season to three Serie A matches in Italy per week with the other games to be broadcast by traditional broadcaster Sky.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘No obsession’ but Cristiano Ronaldo wants Champions League glory with Juventus © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIMILAN, Italy, Aug 22 – Cristiano Ronaldo said it had been an easy decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus as he bids to become just the second player to win the Champions League with three different clubs.“I want to win the Champions League with Juventus and we will do everything to win it,” the 33-year-old Portuguese superstar said in an interview with streaming broadcaster DAZN.last_img read more

Premier League Preview Show – featuring Liverpool v Newcastle

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie is joined by the former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson to talk about the exciting ending to the Reds season and the emotional return of Rafa Benitez to Anfield on Saturday with Newcastle United.Elsewhere, Steve Lomas discusses Manchester City’s ambitions for this season domestically… as well as looking ahead to their forthcoming Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.And, two-time FA Cup finalist Matthew Etherington looks ahead to this weekend’s semis at Wembley, as Manchester United take on Everton and Watford take on Crystal Palace.last_img read more