Advocaat will welcome midfield enforcer Lee Cattermole back from suspension – and has confirmed that he will start – although he will be without defender Wes Brown as he faces up to a month on the sidelines with a knee injury. Meanwhile, John Carver says he will never forget the sight of Paolo di Canio sliding across the St James’ Park turf on his knees in celebration. Di Canio’s joyous celebration of Adam Johnson’s goal in a remarkable 3-0 derby victory on Tyneside for Sunderland in April 2013, remains an iconic image for Black Cats’ fans long after the controversial Italian’s brief, if eventful, reign came to an end. But it did not go down well in the home dug-out, particularly with Geordie Carver, then Alan Pardew’s assistant. He said: “When Paolo was sliding on his knees, I’ve never been so agitated in my life. I wanted to take the law into my own hands that day because of what I was watching our in our stadium. “It was very, very difficult to take, but you have to take it on the chin and accept it. From that day, that is something that really motivates and drives me to try to get the right result. “This is your own stadium, this is your home and it was embarrassing. It was an embarrassing performance and I was embarrassed to be part of that. “I was embarrassed about the way we played that day. Him doing that p****d me off, I’ve got to be honest, but I was embarrassed about the way we played.” Sunday will be a big day for Magpies midfielder Jack Colback, who will return to his former club for the first time since he helped them to three of those four derby victories, although Carver has no qualms about his ability to handle the occasion. He said: “I’ll be having a chat with him about how he deals with the situation, but he’s a big enough character and personality to deal with the whole thing. “For him to come here and score against us as a Newcastle fan, he dealt with that situation, and he’s signed for us and dealt with that situation. I’m sure he’ll deal with the occasion as long as he plays the game, not the occasion.” Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara will miss the trip and will not play again this season after undergoing surgery. The full-back has undergone a procedure to remove a cyst from the knee which has forced him to sit out the last two games and will join fellow defenders Steven Taylor (Achilles), Paul Dummett (knee) and midfielders Cheick Tiote (also knee) and Siem de Jong (collapsed lung) on the sidelines. Midfielder Mehdi Abeid could be involved after recovering from a thigh problem, but winger Rolando Aarons (hamstring) will not be risked and defender Fabricio Coloccini and striker Papiss Cisse continue their respective suspensions. Dick Advocaat has ordered his Sunderland players to treat Sunday’s derby showdown with Newcastle as a cup final. However, the 67-year-old Dutchman is placing no greater importance on Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with the Magpies at the Stadium of Light than any of the other seven remaining games of a campaign which is balanced on a knife-edge. Head coach Advocaat, whose first game at the helm ended in a heart-breaking 1-0 defeat at West Ham, said: “At the beginning when I arrived, I talked to them about nine finals, and that’s the way it is. “The second final is Newcastle. I think we have to think about it in that way. It’s a very important game to show them what we can do, and if we can get the result we want, it will give them a lift again. “Last week, I was a little bit disappointed that we conceded a goal in the last minute against West Ham because one point would have been a good result there. “The players understand the importance of this game, and not only this game, but every game that will come in the next weeks.” That point would have doubled Sunderland’s slim advantage over 18th-placed Burnley, who headed into the weekend with the Black Cats firmly in their sights. It will be Advocaat’s first experience of this particular local rivalry, but by no means his first derby after travelling the world during his successful career to date. Indeed, having experienced the white heat of the Old Firm hostilities in Scotland during his spell as Rangers boss, he knows exactly what to expect, and what a weapon home advantage can be. He said: “I know from the Rangers fans how important it is to get them behind you. They can be a really key factor in this game. “If they stand straight from the beginning behind our club, then it will give the players a lift, there’s no doubt about that.” Press Association
Published on September 16, 2013 at 1:09 am Contact Eric: email@example.com Energy and confidence can go a long way. Syracuse found that out this weekend when it went on to win the Candlewood Suites Challenge.The Orange finished out the tournament by winning all three matches in straight sets. Just one week removed from dropping three of four matches, SU looked like a completely different team.Last week, Syracuse failed to develop an identity on the court. There were frequent substitutions and it seemed like no players knew what was expected of them. But now it seems head coach Leonid Yelin has figured it out.“We know who’s our starters… and most importantly we have the accepted starters too,” Yelin said. “This is really important, people are accepting their role. You’re not sitting there being upset and when your opportunity is going to come, take advantage of it.”After being benched in last weekend’s tournament finale, sophomore hitter Silvi Uattara came back focused. She tallied a total of 36 kills for the tournament, while adding five aces. She finished the tournament with a .447 hitting percentage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it helped me a little,” Uattara said regarding her benching. “Now I’m trying to do my best, best. Before I was trying to just do my best, but now I am trying to do even more than that to show coach and everybody that I deserve to be on the court.”Freshman setter Erica Handley also provided a necessary spark, tallying 92 assists in the three matches and a career-high five kills against Delaware State.But it wasn’t any individual player that made it happen. It was a team effort. The players seemed deflated last weekend, but this weekend they came out with more passion.Having a set lineup surely helps. Getting into a rhythm and developing a sense for the pace of play is key as well. So is having energy.Yelin acknowledged it at the end of the last game, about the lack of energy, and clearly he did something to correct it.“I think it’s just our attitude in practice, we were working really hard,” junior Nicolette Serratore said. “We just didn’t want to lose again so we were just really determined to get the win.”Energy and determination might not be the only thing that helped Syracuse this week. To go out and dominate like that the competition has to be a bit weaker, Yelin said.Syracuse took Friday’s first set 25-5, setting the pace for the whole tournament.One thing that cannot be overlooked is that when you start losing, no matter how well you play, your attitude will suffer, Yelin said.“Because when you’re trying, and in their opinion trying so hard, and maybe it’s hard but you have to work together,” Yelin said. “So they try hard and no result, it’s hard to stay up.”After a slow 1-5 start, junior Lindsay McCabe said the team was relieved to have won this tournament. With more positive vibes and a renewed sense of winning, Syracuse can now look ahead to its upcoming schedule.The youth on the team plays a role in its lack of confidence. Being inexperienced and not used to losing can do that to you, McCabe said. But changing to winning is a quick way to regain that confidence.“It feels really great especially since our beginning wasn’t that hot. It’s really a boost of confidence and I think it’s definitely going to help us,” Serratore said. “And to just kind of have that feeling of what it’s like to win and how great it feels is really going to push us to work harder.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
David Lowenstein contributed to this report. President C. L. Max Nikias and Vice President of Admissions and Planning Katharine Harrington held a ceremony at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center yesterday to announce USC has received the largest single scholarship donation in the university’s history.Julie and John Mork donated $110 million to USC to fund the Mork Family Scholars Program, which will provide a select group of undergraduate students full tuition and $5,000 living stipends for four years.Celebrate · President C. L. Max Nikias speaks about the Mork family and their $110 million donation. John Mork graduated from USC with a degree in engineering in 1970. – Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan “I’m thrilled about the future. We were worried education is going up cost-wise and great kids cannot get in,” John Mork said. “We want to help anyway we can. We are really blessed to be able to do this.”About 100 undergraduates will benefit from the scholarships each year, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Mork family specifically requested a portion of each year’s Mork Scholars come from high schools in the community surrounding the USC area.“Julie and John and their family believe that education plays a valuable role in life,” Nikias said. “The greatest gift given to another individual is the gift of education.”Nikias, who has been president of the university for about eight months, has helped acquire five sizable donations already.When Nikias was inaugurated Oct. 15, trustee Ming Hsieh announced a $50 million donation to the university for cancer research, and the Annenberg Foundation announced a $50 million donation to construct a new building for the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. More recently, Dana and David Dornsife donated $200 million in an unrestricted endowment to the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann have also donated $15 million to build a new student health center.This new scholarship fund will assist students who could otherwise not afford USC.“It is great that the scholarships will help students from local communities who may be doing well in school, but facing local disparities,” said Carmina Gomez, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention.Mork Scholars will have the same benefits as Trustee and Presidential Scholars, which include living at the residential honors college and access to other programs throughout their time at USC.Lisa Verzemnieks, a Trustee Scholar and senior majoring in civil engineering, said her scholarship changed her educational path.“My family was not in the position to send me to my dream school, but being a Trustee Scholar has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagine,” Verzemneiks said. “I would not be here without people like the Mork family.”John Mork graduated from USC in 1970 with a degree in petroleum engineering.He is currently the chief executive of Energy Corp. of America, a private company that handles the exploration, extraction, production and transportation of natural gas and oil, based in Denver, Colorado.Julie Mork, who graduated from UCLA, is the managing director of the Energy Corp. of America Foundation, a charitable organization that focuses on children and education.The Morks are not new to offering philanthropic gifts to the university. In 2005, the family donated $15 million to benefit the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is now named in honor of the Mork family.To show appreciation for their gift, USC will be place a plaque with the names and images of the Mork family at Bovard Auditorium.“This may seem like a celebration of a gift, but it is really a celebration of the future,” Mork said.
FOLLOW US Devika Pawar Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 09:48 IST PKL | Bengal Warriors Vs Dabang Delhi KC: Match Preview And Team News Dabang Delhi K.C. and Bengal Warriors, who have already qualified for the playoffs, will face each other for the 115th match of PKL 2019 at Panchkula. LIVE TV COMMENT Also read | PKL 2019: Desperate Puneri Paltan Face Dabang Delhi K.C. At PanchkulaBoth Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi KC will be seeking a win before the playoffs. The match will be live-streamed on Hotstar and broadcasted live by Star Sports Network.Also read | PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat Heads The Leaderboard Also read | Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder Guides Warriors To VictoryDabang Delhi KCDabang Delhi KC has dominated PKL 2019. On Sunday, Dabang Delhi registered a massive win of 20 points over Puneri Paltan (60-40). Naveen Kumar with 241 raid points, and Ravinder Pahal with 55 tackle points are the team’s top performers. Naveen currently has 18 Super 10s, the maximum this PKL season. Their captain is Joginder Narwal, the experienced left-corner defender. Dabang Delhi KC lost their last match with Haryana Steelers on September 7 (25-47). Written By First Published: 30th September, 2019 09:48 IST Dabang Delhi KC and Bengal Warriors are ready to face each other on September 30, 2019 at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula (19:30 IST). As per current league standings, Dabang Delhi sit comfortably at the top of the table, while Bengal Warriors are ranked second. Their previous match of PKL Season 7 ended in a stalemate (32-32). Since both teams have remained at the pinnacle of the points table, this game will surely be an edge-of-the-seat experience.Also read | PKL | Top Raiders From Pro Kabaddi League: Pardeep, Naveen And PawanBengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi KC: PKL 2019Bengal WarriorsThe entire PKL Season 7, save for a few errors, Bengal Warriors have been in a stellar form. Captained by Maninder Singh, Bengal won their last match against Telugu Titans with a narrow victory of 40-39. Maninder, with 192 raid points, is their star raider. Their right-corner defender Baldev Singh has 56 tackle points which include six High 5s. Bengal Warriors were last defeated by UP Yoddha on September 1 (32-29). WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago PKL 2019: Top four raiders in Pro Kabaddi League 2019 so far WE RECOMMEND
Share Bolsa Madrid-listed gambling firm Grupo Codere SA is celebrating its tenth-year as a Spanish market bookmaker.The Spanish legacy gambling firm, took its first sports betting wager on 16 April 2008, placed through a betting point installed within its ‘Bingo Canoe’ Madrid property.Codere, whose initial enterprise services related to bingo and arcade halls, has to date expanded its venue footprint to +2,500 betting points across Spain, becoming the market’s biggest player.Speaking to media, Jacob López Zafra, Codere Espana General Manager stated that his firm was ‘the pioneer for Spanish betting’, laying the starting foundations for a multi-billion € market.“Codere has come very far and very quickly. This is an amazing story; we went from being a start-up to a solid benchmark in the market”.In 2017, a new look Codere seeks to further expand its active footprint within the Spanish market, with the group due to expand its retail betting portfolio and commercial points in the regions of Andalucía and the Balearic Islands.Furthermore, Codere governance detailed in the firm’s 2018 update, that the company would undertake a retail systems and products upgrade, further improving the firm’s digital and omni-channel capabilities. Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates July 14, 2020 Share Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline May 28, 2020 Submit Blackstone reviews CIRSA options as pandemic wipes out IPO potential June 2, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon
Japheth Bagerbaseh clinched his first title of year on last Saturday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Daniel Quartey in the first edition of Atta Mills Memorial Tournament at the Accra Sports Stadium Center Court in 1 hour-17 minutes.”You do have some mental comfort knowing that you have had many successes against your opponent, nevertheless, that is not a certainty, it’s not a guarantee that you can win the next match. Actually, it makes one more eager to come out and play his best tennis.” Japheth said.He added “To be able to do it here in Accra is something special. The fans were great. They made a lot of noise today.”First setQuartey failed to seize his chance in the third game when Japheth double-faulted to 0-40 down. Japheth kept his cool and won five consecutive points to move up 3-2 The change of racquet had a positive impact on Quartey. After long rallies, Quartey smashed winner and was rewarded with a break in the sixth game as he pushed Japheth into a flow of mistakes with a series of deep returns.But the rallies swung again in favor of Japheth as Quartey made several unforced dropping his a fourth time.Japheth broke again for a 5-3 lead, but Quartey failed to hold his serve in the next game. Japheth won 6-3 first set.Second setQuartey could not keep hitting with accuracy for long, allowing Japheth to break his serve in third game to lead 2-1, when he made three mistakes on his forehand. After Japheth winning his serve to lead 3-1, He overcame another break point with a kick second serve to move up 4-1 and raised his arms in triumph as he returned to his chair. He sealed the win a second match point when his opponent sent a return long. “There have been just a couple of points that didn’t go the way that I wanted,” Quartey said. “Otherwise I think I’ve been pushing him quite hard. I had enough chances to make this match go my way and I could have been the one with the trophy today.”In the boys 16 and under, Felix Hammond won his first home-ground with a 6-3,6-4 win over Ronald Torttimah. ”I guess he missed a few shots at the beginning. I got some opportunities and I took them and then suddenly he was not missing anymore. He was going for his shots and being much better in the rallies. He became super solid. When Hammond is playing like that, it’s very tough to beat him. ”Ronald said.“It’s a dream come true to be able to win a title in Accra,” Hammond said. He added “I think the most important period of the year is coming up right now, Obviously National Ranking and ITF junior’s tour are the priority. That’s where I want to perform my best. But we’ll take it step by step and see how far I can go.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn a “Beyond the Court” event sponsored by Delta Air Lines on Monday, Clarkson and Los Angeles-based fashion designer Chris Stamp met at the Stampd store to oversee Lakers fans designing their own streetwear. Though usually introverted, Clarkson can show his playful side with both his sense of humor and clothes.“I always had my own interest in it growing up,” Clarkson said. “But now I’m just able to access it at stores. That made it a lot easier.”Hence, Clarkson has collected a wide range of clothing from what he called “high fashion brands” as well as less expensive ones at H&M, Gap and American Outfitters.Though he has most enjoyed arriving to Lakers games wearing fur coats, he also wore a kilt after a game in late November. Clarkson also might participate in more fashion events this summer, though he will not determine that until he finalizes his offseason training regimen.Despite Clarkson’s interest in spending his money to look good, he still tries to stay down to earth. So after re-signing with the Lakers last summer on a four-year, $50 million deal, Clarkson said he resisted making any impulse purchases. “I just got a white T-shirt and denim jeans,” Clarkson said, laughing.Feeling comfortableLakers coach Luke Walton often has to preach to his young players to pass the ball. With Lakers reserve guard Tyler Ennis, though, Walton stresses a different message.“I keep telling him he needs to the shoot the ball when he’s open,” Walton said. “His natural feel is to penetrate and try to create for someone else.”Ennis, 22, has averaged only 6.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting in 17 games since the Lakers acquired him from Houston for Marcelo Huertas before the trade deadline. His shooting percentage is an improvement from his career average (41.2) in stops in Phoenix (2014-15), Milwaukee (2015-16) and Houston (2016-17).“Coming in halfway through the year is not easy. But when the whole team is telling you to be aggressive and shoot, it makes you feel a lot more comfortable,” Ennis said. “I’m able to go out there and make mistakes, but knowing they have my back. That’s big for me.”After all, Ennis needs any edge he can get with an expiring contract.“I learned in the NBA you’re always being evaluated,” Ennis said. “Whether you clinch the playoffs or at the end of the game, you’re always playing like someone is watching.”Injury updateThe Lakers (22-55) listed Tarik Black as questionable for Wednesday’s game in San Antonio (59-17) after he missed Sunday’s contest against Memphis because of a sprained left knee. Black suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Clippers. Through nearly three NBA seasons, Jordan Clarkson has not just sought growth on the court. He has tried to expand his wardrobe.So on a Lakers team that has Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle showing off their fashion sense before and after games, Clarkson has tried to fit in by supposedly undermining Young.“I steal some of his clothes from time to time when I’m at his house,” Clarkson said, laughing. “I’ll be giving them back in plastic bags and trash bags. Then I leave them outside of his house. After I wear them, he can’t wear them any more. So I just throw them over his fence.”Clarkson might not need to steal Young’s clothes anymore. Though Clarkson called Young “the guy” when it comes to having bragging rights as the best-dressed Laker, Clarkson has donned enough of his own outfits for consideration. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
While people speculate how the Cowboys signing Andy Dalton might undercut Dak Prescott, Vegas remains convinced Prescott will be an MVP candidate quarterback for Dallas in 2020.Caesars Sportsbook gives Prescott 9-1 odds to claim MVP, slotting him behind only Patrick Mahomes (4-1) and Lamar Jackson (13-2). Prescott, still without a long-term contract from the Cowboys, has drawn mixed reviews since his spectacular rookie season. Dallas is 27-21 under his leadership since 2017, which equates to a nine-win per season pace. He did have a strong individual 2019 campaign, throwing 30 touchdowns to 11 interceptions while setting career-bests in yards per pass attempt and aerial yards per game.MORE: Here’s what ‘Madden 21’ will look like on the new Xbox Series X consoleIt’s surprising to see Prescott ahead of Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees in MVP projections given the consistency of his counterparts throughout their careers. Plus, the Dalton addition could portend drama in Dallas. That said, Prescott should have a strong supporting cast he can look to with the ball. The Cowboys locked down top wideout Amari Cooper to a new contract and drafted receiver CeeDee Lamb with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Michael Gallup will return as a possible breakout candidate following a 1,000-yard showing this past season.The Cowboys also give Prescott the advantage of national publicity on a week-to-week basis that few other organizations can match. Vegas is apparently bullish on Prescott using those tools to build his case as a genuine superstar talent, even if fans aren’t so sure.
Liberian disable community wants “inclusive” participation in the emerging oil and gas sector, George K. Flomo has said.Mr. Flomo represented ‘disables’ of Margibi County at ongoing Nationwide Public Engagement on the Draft Petroleum Law spearheaded by the House of Representatives and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).The program was hosted in Kakata City, Margibi County with representatives from various districts in attendance.Highlighting the plights of disables yesterday Mr. Flomo who is also a disable frowned on their continue exclusion from the oil and gas process, stressing, “We also have the potential and need to be part of this process.””There has been no time that persons with disability have been appointed or called to participate in these processes. Talking about scholarship for advanced education to work in the sector, disables have been neglected. Taking about the draft law to govern the sector, there is nothing spelled out about persons with disability. We think that should be corrected immediately as the lawmakers solicit the inputs of the people,” he said.Mr. Flomo was amongst over two hundred delegates invited to discuss and make personal inputs on the draft legislation.Responding to the quest of the disables, the NOCAL delegation including Jonathan Sengbew welcomed their inputs, adding that most of the work involving the sector “requires able-body people.”However, NOCAL assured the disables of doing everything possible to include qualified disables in the working of the sector.Speaking at the start of the program, House Speaker Alex J. Tyler lauded the efforts of the county and people, stressing the importance of the forum to the development and sustainability of Liberia’s peace.“We are here to discuss about what we going to do to make oil a blessing and not a curse. We need the people’s participation so that when we find oil, we can be placed in a better position to manage the resources to develop our country,” he said.Also making remarks, Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper praised the House for an initiative to take the draft legislation to the people.“The wider participation of the people in this process is welcoming and I promise to do the same on my legislative tour across the county.“This oil thing will not just affect this generation now but our unborn children will also benefit. It’s important that we Liberians are prepared in order to manage the industry when full operations start, Senator Cooper indicated.The draft legislation seeks to replace the Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy as lead ministry to the Ministry of Petroleum (MoP).According to the document, all revenue collected from the oil and gas sector before oil is found will be deposited in the Government’s Consolidated Fund in accordance with the Public Financial Management law.“All contractors, their subcontractors and respective employees shall be subject to taxes, user fees and custom duties in accordance with the Revenue Code. Liberians are to have the first priority on employment opportunities. The companies must provide training programs in various aspects of petroleum operations for Liberians,” the draft legislation maintained.Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue disclosed that Rivercess and Grand Bassa counties are the next venues for the consultations and at the same time encouraged citizens of both counties to form part of the discussions in the coming days.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“It could be broken (Saturday), it will be very close.”Wray added: “Being eight, nine degrees above normal is fairly significant.”Much of British Columbia is bracing for record breaking temperatures this week, a heat wave driven in large part by a ridge of high pressure moving its way up from the Gulf of Mexico.“It a really, really strong, entrenched ridge of high pressure,” Wray says.Advertisement Pack your sunscreen, grab your shades, and raid the stores for all the water, ice cream and popsicles you can find — the heat this weekend is likely to break records.Meteorologists are forecasting highs of 29 C for both Saturday and Sunday in the Fort St. John area, well above normal highs of 21 C for this time of the year.Environment Canada meteorologist David Wray said Fort St. John is likely to set a new temperature record on Sunday, but said Saturday will be the day to watch the mercury as it rises.- Advertisement -The current temperature record for June 27 is 30 C, set in 1928.The highest temperature on record for June 28 is 27.8 C, set in 1950.“We are expecting highs of 29, which is quite warm, not too far off the record highs,” says Wray.Advertisement “This type of pattern we start to see this time of year.”Temperatures are expected to peak Sunday afternoon in the South Okanagan and East Kootenay, where the mercury will hit 40 C and higher.Back here in the Peace, Wray says we can expect a little bit of a reprieve on Monday and Tuesday, where a cool, low pressure air mass will move in and drop temperatures between 24 and 27 C.There could be a chance of a thunderstorm or two, Wray added, that will also help cool things off.The reprieve will be short lived, Wray predicts, with another high pressure ridge expected to swoop in on Wednesday, and pushing the mercury back up through the rest of the week.Advertisement