U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Samuel scores hat-trick as Flamingos thrash Guinea

first_imgRelatedPosts Flamingos trash Guinea, romp into final round Enyimba crash out CAF Confederation Cup Guinean President bags traditional title in Daura Yemisi Samuel scored a hat-trick as the Flamingos thrashed their Guinean counterparts 6-1 on Saturday in a first round first leg game of the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Nigeria took charge of the game from start to finish in Conakry as Chinyere Kalu opened scoring three minutes into the game after benefiting from a defensive error. Samuel fired in a stunner from 35 yards to double the lead for the Nigerian national under-17 women team against the hosts eight minutes  later. Flamingos almost got the third in the 34th minute, which could have been Samuel’s second goal of the match, but her effort went off target. The visitors underlined their dominance as Rofiat Imuran profited from a goalmouth scramble to increase the tally for her side four minutes later. After 65 minutes of play, Imuran bagged her brace after being superbly teed up by Olashola Shobowale to extend Nigeria’s lead. The hosts, however, pulled one back, no thanks to a defensive mix-up in the Flamingos area in the 81st minute. Samuel went on to hit a double four minutes later as Flamingos recovered to create a five-goal lead. The striker completed her hat-trick in extra time as the game ended 6-1. NAN.Tags: Chinyere KaluFlamingoesGuineaOlashola ShobowaleRofiat ImuanYemisis Samuellast_img read more

Wenger ‘amazed’ at speculation over Arsenal future

first_img“My position is my position. Honestly, that’s the last worry I have at the moment. My worry is to focus, to get the team ready for tomorrow’s game.”The Frenchman defended the performance of his players at Wembley, where several were labelled as “spineless” and a “disgrace” by match commentator Neville as they were shown walking when out of possession.“You can always get out pictures from a game that justifies what you think, you find in every single game, on both sides, moments where a player doesn’t track,” he said.“After you have to analyse why, has he made two runs before to go in behind and was exhausted, or did he not track because he didn’t want to? That is different.“I believe we have to live with that criticism and respond together like we always do.“We didn’t play against a poor team in the semi-final, we played against Chelsea and we have shown that we can fight. You have to acknowledge as well that Man City are a quality team.”Wenger’s hopes of avenging the Wembley defeat have been further hit by the announcement that Nacho Monreal will miss the game through injury.The 32-year-old defender had been one of Arsenal’s better performers this season before a back injury forced him off less than half an hour into Sunday’s final.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger on Wednesday said he was “amazed” at fresh speculation over his future as he prepares his team to face Manchester City just days after Arsenal’s League Cup final humiliation against Pep Guardiola’s men.The Frenchman has come under sustained fire since an abject display in Sunday’s 3-0 hammering at Wembley but must now lift his team to take on the Premier League leaders on Thursday.Arsenal’s season is threatening to unravel — they are 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table and look set to miss out on Champions League football for a second consecutive year.They are out of the FA Cup and will face Italian giants AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League, which is their only remaining chance of winning a trophy this season.Arsenal’s limp display led to stinging criticism from former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville as well as former Gunners Ian Wright and Thierry Henry.But Wenger, speaking at his pre-match press conference, responded with apparent shock when asked if the result meant his long tenure was now under increased threat.“I am just amazed that I have to always answer things that are exactly the same,” said the 68-year-old.“I am here for 21 years, I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts. So I am still amazed that I still have to answer these types of questions.last_img read more

England coach Steve Robinson is contender for top award

first_img31 Oct 2017 England coach Steve Robinson is contender for top award Tags: Award, Steve Robinson Coach Steve Robinson, who steered the England Golf women’s team to become double European champions, has been nominated for a top award.Robinson, the highly-respected head PGA Professional at Sandburn Hall Golf Club near York, has been nominated for the ‘High Performance Coach of the Year’ award at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.His nomination comes after a season of outstanding successes. First, he guided the England women’s team to their second successive European championship gold medal.Then he followed up by coaching the Yorkshire boys’ and women’s teams to victory in their respective English County Championships. Between them the two teams have now won 13 English County Championships while being coached by the Yorkshireman.Robinson, who has been the England women’s coach since 2008, has also notched up a European silver medal and five Home International wins during his time in charge.He credits England Golf with helping him to develop as a coach by encouraging him to go on a UK Sport Inspired programme, working with other Olympic sports. “As a coach I ask other people to get better and I felt perhaps I should look at myself and try to get better,” he remarked. The two European championship wins followed and now there’s the preparations for a possible hat trick.“It’s a massive ask but also a huge opportunity. There are not many teams in any sport that get to be European champions three years in a row. It’s going to be hard, everyone will be aiming for us, but we have got to try and totally embrace that challenge,” he said.Robinson, who was England Golf’s 2016 Coach of the Year, said of his latest nomination: “There’s a lot of good coaches out there and it’s nice to see golf get some recognition.“From a personal point of view I’m obviously delighted to have been nominated, but I’m also very pleased because there’s a lot of coaches in golf who don’t get any recognition.He faces stiff competition in the ‘High Performance Coach of the Year’ category.He is up against sailing coach Ben Rhodes, fencing expert Ziemek Wojciechowski, and the trio who helped mastermind Great Britain’s relay success at the Athletics World Championships in August – Stephen Maguire, Benke Blomkvist and Christian Malcolm.“We’re now up there along with the other top sports and there’s some pretty stiff opposition,” Robinson added. “We all love golf and it’s nice to see I’m a name in there alongside the guys who coached the world champion sprint relay team to victory.“I have no expectations, I’m just delighted I’ve made it into the final four and am representing England Golf, The PGA and the work all of us golf coaches do.”The UK Coaching Awards, which take place in London on November 30, honour coaching excellence from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the past 12 months.Hosted by UK Coaching, the event raises the profile of coaching and the role it plays in transforming lives and inspiring an active nation.center_img For more information about the 2017 UK Coaching Awards or to view all nominations from the ten award categories click here.Caption: Steven Robinson with Gemma Clews, a member of the England team which became 2017 European champions (image copyright Stills Photography).last_img read more

2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Schedule: India matches, dates, timings

first_imgImage Courtesy: ICC/BCCIAdvertisement exxj9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbe72utWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E234( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ajWould you ever consider trying this?😱6bd4Can your students do this? 🌚af1hRoller skating! Powered by Firework The seventh edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin tomorrow, hosted by Australia. 10 teams will be battling it out from two groups, with India placed in group A, along with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and the hosts. The Indian women have been a participant in all six editions of the tournaments before, since its initiation in 2009, but haven’t been crowned champions yet, along with reaching the semis three times. However, the current Indian team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is full of enthusiasm to achieve glory and bring home the maiden T20 world cup trophy. Advertisement Image Courtesy: ICC/BCCIThe tournament will begin tomorrow at the Spotless Stadium in Sydney, as Indian women will be taking on the hosts. The defending champions Aussies, who are hosting the world cup for the first time, have lifted the trophy the maximum no of times, with four titles in total. The match will start from 1:30 pm IST.The Women in Blue’s second group stage fight is against Bangladesh on 24th February at the WACA Ground in Perth, starting from 4:30 pm IST.Advertisement The New Zealand Women are India’s third group stage opponent. Kaur and the squad will be taking on the Kiwis on 27th February at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. The game will start at 8:30 am IST.Indian Women’s fourth and last group stage match will take place  on 29th February against Sri Lanka. The venue remains unchanged from the New Zealand match, and the match will begin at 1:30 pm IST.Advertisement From Group A, the top two teams will qualify for the semi finals, to take on the two semi finalists from Group B, where former champions England and West Indies are placed with South Africa, Pakistan and Thailand.Both the semi finals are to take place on 5th March at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The final match is scheduled on 8th March at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.India is starting the world cup with a warm-up match victory last Tuesday against Windies Women, successfully defending a total of 107 and winning the match at the Allan Border Field in Albion by 2 runs.Also read-Batting superstar Harmanpreet targets World Cup T20 win for India Advertisementlast_img read more

REAP Identifies with Orphans in 3 Counties

first_imgAs part of its Ebola awareness program, a local non-governmental organization, the Restoration of Educational Advancement Program (REAP), in collaboration with Orphan Aid Liberia, has begun identifying with several orphanages in three of the 15 countiesREAP is distributing assorted food and anti-Ebola materials such as disinfectants to over 30 orphanages in Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Margibi counties. Some of the items included 73 bags of 25-kg rice, chlorox, faucet buckets and other anti-Ebola supplies.REAP Executive Director, Emmanuel Manneh, presented the first items recently to some orphanages in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.He put the total cost of the donation at one million Liberian Dollars.According to him, the initiative was intended to adequately inform orphans and disadvantaged children about the danger of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and to enhance preventive measures.The orphanages that benefited from the gesture in Grand Bassa included TOCAD, Caring for Tomorrow, Disable and Unaccompanied Children Home and God Heritage.Others were, World Champion and Children’s Village. “We target orphans and disadvantaged children who are the most vulnerable and at this time in particular, cannot let the be on their own,” Manneh told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday.He further stated that they would go to Margibi and Montserrado counties to continue the distributing needed supplies. Prior to the Ebola crisis, he indicated that his organization had been working with less fortunate children to transform them into good citizens who will in future contribute to the reconstruction and development of the country.He continued: “We are training them to have good behavior and empower them with life-saving skills.”REAP and Orphan Aid Liberia Ebola team is continuing the distribution in Montserrado and Margibi Counties after covering seven orphanages with nearly two hundred children in Grand Bassa County.Manneh told our reporter that the orphans expressed heartfelt appreciation for the items they received.Receiving the items on behalf of the orphanages in Grand Bassa County, Madam Mary Beh also thanked REAP for the gesture and called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of REAP.Madam Beh, who is the caretaker of the MODOC orphanage in Buchanan, was overwhelmed: “We appreciate the gesture; we thank God that people are interested in orphanages and orphans,” she declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Villaraigosa vs. Romer

first_imgWinnetka The fault lies with us Re “Civilian deaths traumatizing” (May 30): Ask not who is at fault for the slaughter and execution of some innocent civilians by U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. We are at fault. The least culpable are those Marine youngsters. The more unpopular the war becomes, the more vague our reasons for invading and remaining there, the more resentment and hatred are demonstrated against us both in Iraq and all over the world in our role as “liberators,” the more frustration will surface among our brave men and women in combat. These kids knew they were acting out of rage at the loss of a comrade, but their frustration was overwhelming. It will only get worse. We are at fault for allowing our government to continue with this national disaster. Bring them home now. Re “Antonio, Romer go to war” (May 31): Antonio Villaraigosa, the man now running our bloated cash-rich, money-wasting, behemoth bureaucracy, wishes to take over the other cash-rich, money-wasting, behemoth bureaucracy, LAUSD. What delicious irony. Oh, and did anyone even notice that we were promised 1,000 officers if we would only allow city officials to increase our “trash fee” by $7 per household, but we only get 685 officers now that the deal is inked? I’ll bet the odds that we net 685 new officers is similar to the odds of getting back the $2 million the Department of Water and Power “lent” to the Hawaiian scooter company. The real need for police officers is somewhere around 30,000 for a city this size. – Mylani Reyes – Bernard Lehrer Ventura Protest vote Re “Capturing the center” (Our Opinions, May 31): Suffering from election exhaustion, it would be great if a choice between Steve Westly and Phil Angelides were exciting, rather than the bland choice of opting between wallpaper pastes. Instead of the inspiring, we’ve been dealt the repulsing: A choice between cleaning up the dog’s poop or rinsing out the baby’s diapers. Either way, neither of these men deserves to get California’s top job. My protest vote of “a pox on all their houses” comes from a “McIntyre in the Morning” (KABC Talk Radio) listener. I will vote for Tom McClintock. Although there are areas in which I’m in total disagreement with him, he seems to be the most principled and to have the best interests of Californians at heart. – Sandy Sand West Hills In praise of Abbe Land Re “Four for Assembly” (Our Opinions, May 30): I was rather shocked to see that you endorsed Mike Feuer in the 42nd Assembly District primary. Mike may be hard-working and intelligent, but when you speak of passion, you speak of Abbe Land. Abbe has been a tireless champion for reform of the health care system, affordable housing, gun control, education, domestic violence, and a host of other issues. In addition, she has done her best to send a positive message, unlike the mud-slinging campaign that Feuer has chosen. I feel that, if you have a strong message and a righteous cause, you do not need to resort to those tactics. I hold my head up high that I chose to support Abbe Land for state Assembly. – Gay Lannon Sherman Oaks LAX officer training Re “LAPD at LAX” (Your Opinions, May 29): Speaking of Airport Police officers, Monica Harmon states “they will need to go back into the police academy to get trained.” This is nonsense. Airport Police officer training actually exceeds the standards set for all police officers in California, including LAPD. In addition to regular police training, Airport Police officers are required to complete a state-mandated field training program, specialized aviation law enforcement and security training and airfield operations training. As to “LAX had to call in the big guns of LAPD to handle” the July 4, 2002, shooting at LAX, she missed the point. It was a terrorist incident. The FBI was in charge. – Bernard Wilson Chief (retired), Los Angeles Airport Police Granada Hills Waiting is a pain Re “Americans fed up with long wait: Poll finds a nation in a big hurry” (May 31): No surprise there. People don’t want to stand in line when they have a lot of errands to run or if they have a bad back, arthritis or other health problems. Several customer service experts have stated in various articles, newsletters and/or books that negative customer service equals long lines and long wait times. Americans also seem to be demanding better customer service. Hopefully, businesses will be able to provide better service in the future, but then maybe not. – Eden Rosen Burbank Church complicity Re “Pope prays on visit to Auschwitz” (May 29): Pope Benedict XVI seems to be ignorant of Catholic history when he asks, rhetorically, “Why, Lord, did you remain silent?” In 1933, the Vatican signed the Reichskonkordat with Germany, which did much to further the acceptance of Naziism. The Vatican, in the interest of self-preservation, subsequently turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the slaughter of millions. Benedict XVI had been Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, in overseeing Catholic dogma, is the direct descendant of the Inquisition. Is it any wonder that he would so shamefully deconstruct the complicity of the church in abetting the Nazis? – Billy Bauman Van Nuys For a change Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling should be doing lengthy prison terms for their misdeeds, but it does nothing for the money people lost and the lives ruined due to the criminal actions of Lay and Skilling. If there was ever a case to apply Federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statutes, this is it. Every penny of these criminals’ assets, every dollar, every piece of property, anything of value should be seized and sold to pay back what they have stolen. For a change, the money should be returned to the people who actually lost it due to these criminals’ actions instead of the usual: Ggovernment getting the money, where it promptly goes down the rathole. – John R. Schlank Granada Hills Enron connection With the convictions of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling I’m wondering how come we are not hearing about their connections with President George Bush. After all, it’s well-known they are good friends. In fact, doesn’t George call Lay “Kenny Boy”? How come we don’t hear about the jets Enron gave Bush during the 2000 campaign? How come we don’t hear about their donations they gave to the Bush campaign? How come we are not hearing from the media their role in our energy crisis when Bush and Cheney wouldn’t step in with the price gouging that Enron and companies like Enron were charging California? – Erik Weinberger Woodland Hills Political ad tsunami I’m an avid reader of the Daily News for over 25 years and I was wondering if anyone, someone in your readership, would have an idea, way, suggestion – something, anything – to stop the mass mailings of political ads that come in the mail and to get taken off the call lists. I watch the news and read the paper and I so would like not to be contacted otherwise. Does anyone have a clue? If so, I’d appreciate it. – Diana “Lee” Bridge Reseda Not a lifetime job I think the Daily News should take a survey on term limits for members of the county Board of Supervisors. No one should have a lifetime job. It’s time for a change. We need new ideas and new blood on the board. – Allan A Smaul Reseda160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hull v Chelsea: Terry returns

first_imgSkipper John Terry returns for Chelsea against Hull after being rested for the FA Cup win at Derby. David Luiz is deployed in midfield. Hull City: McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Boyd, Sagbo.Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Quinn, Koren, Graham, Fryatt.Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Bertrand, Mikel, Essien, Schurrle, Mata, Eto’o.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New industrial policy plan unveiled

first_img18 February 2010 The Industrial Policy Action Plan would also help the country to leverage more local procurement to raise domestic production by overhauling the Preferential Policy Framework Act and assigning points in the tender process to those firms that procure locally. Briefing the media in Cape Town this week, Davies said the plan, which comes into effect in April, will focus on strengthening the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), revising procurement legislation, deploying trade policies more strategically, and targeting anti-competitive practices. Source: BuaNews The government would move away from the duty credit certificate model, to a system based on credits that can then use the IDC for accessing finance. Davies said support would be sharpened around the clothing and textiles sector, while the South African Revenue Service would continue to crack down on illegal imports. The government would also look at cracking down on anti-competitive practices, particularly those that affected labour-absorbing downstream sectors, as well as consumer goods to low-income households. Davies said the action plan also aimed to boost sectors such as metals fabrication, capital and transport equipment, “green” and energy-saving industries, and agro-processing linked to food security and contributing to rural development. Davies said the example of Brazil’s development bank BNDES had shown that capital at the IDC was relatively expensive – at an average of about 8% compared to less than 1% for the Brazilian organisation. Increasing development finance Scaling up existing interventions Added to this, the Proudly SA campaign would be revived, he said.center_img Davies said procurement was done on a more ad hoc basis, meaning it was harder to build local production because often goods had to be imported at the last minute. To rectify this, more planning and strategising would go into the procurement of goods, he said. Through the release of long-term procurement plans, investors would be better informed on what goods were in demand by the government, and this would in turn help promote jobs at home. Davies noted that though the first Industrial Policy Action Plan, released in 2007, had recorded some successes, such as strengthening competition legislation and lowering some tariffs, it had unwittingly fallen short by tackling the easier-to-do things. Planned procurement The plan will look at scaling up existing interventions that were identified in the first Industrial Policy Action Plan. These sectors included the automotive components sector, downstream mineral beneficiation, pharmaceuticals, tourism, business process services, and the clothing and textiles sector. Davies said eight to 10 products, such as railway equipment, would be identified to form part of the long-term procurement plan. It would also look at promoting long-term sectors to develop capabilities such as aerospace, nuclear and advanced materials. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has unveiled South Africa’s new Industrial Policy Action Plan, which will focus on key areas to boost the country’s industrial capacity and create up to 2.4-million jobs by 2020. The Brazilian development bank was also recapitalised regularly, while the IDC had last received recapitalisation in the 1950s. The lesson, he said, was that the Brazilian example was able to leverage much more finance. The new action plan would be a three-year rolling one and would be updated in 2011.last_img read more

Cobb disappointed after failing to complete La Salle’s 3rd set rally

first_imgCobb then replaced Saga and was tasked to close out Ateneo, but one of her sets to Kianna Dy was off and that allowed Maddie Madayag to respond with a block for Ateneo’s 25-24 lead before Tolentino scored the 26th point for the Lady Eagles.“Of course I’m disappointed with how I played because that would’ve been a miracle if we completed the run,” said Cobb. “I wasn’t able to follow through so it all boils down to my actions and emotional stability as a player.”La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus was aware of his setter’s shortcomings in the third set, and he told Cobb to learn from her mistakes in the endgame.“I told Michelle that when we won in our previous games she showed that she wanted to win, but when we lost she let the team lose,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “She’s the pilot of this team, so it’s up to her wher she’ll bring this team.”“In the first two sets she was really calm and in control, but in the third set she couldn’t display the finishing ability. I told her that it’s in those crucial times that she’ll get that emotional strength,” added De Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Cobb seemed to have reflected on De Jesus’ words and treated her late-game collapse as a challenge to become as a better player.“Coach told me that I had a good start but then I wasn’t able to finish it off, which I know is a wasted opportunity,” said Cobb. “But I’ll take it as a challenge.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The young setter, however, wasn’t at all satisfied with how she performed in the Lady Spikers’ four-set win, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, over the Lady Eagles in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.“It was supposed to be my A-game, but then I wasn’t able to perform on a high level in the end,” said Cobb in Filipino as her team ended the first round with a 4-2 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCobb was able to properly orchestrate the Lady Spikers in the first two sets, where she had the bulk of her 22 excellent sets and even blocking Kat Tolentino for the Lady Spikers’ set point in the second set, but she fizzled out in the third set that allowed the Lady Eagles to extend the match.La Salle was down, 21-11, in the third set before it came roaring back in a 10-0 blur to tie the period at 21, but it was CJ Saga, who played as the setter during the run. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding TNT makes playoffs, routs Phoenix MOST READ Michelle Cobb walked out of Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday knowing full well De La Salle won the finals rematch against Ateneo. ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more