Golden oldies? Argentina have World Cup’s oldest squad

first_img0Shares0000Enzo Perez started the 2014 World Cup final for Argentina © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – Enzo Perez’s call-up as a last-minute replacement in the Argentina squad made his country the oldest team at a second World Cup in a row, with an average age of 29 years, six months and 24 days.River Plate midfielder Perez, 32, flew out to Russia after 25-year-old Manuel Lanzini injured his knee, pushing Argentina past Costa Rica as the oldest squad by a single day. Argentina also had the oldest squad in Brazil four years ago, when they finished as runners-up to Germany, with an average age of 28 years, 11 months and six days.At 36, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero is the eldest member of the squad, two years older than Javier Mascherano, while Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Pavon are Argentina’s youngest players, both 22.Latin American sides account for the third and fourth oldest squads as well, in Mexico and Panama respectively, while Brazil are eighth out of the 32 teams.At the other end of the scale, Nigeria, who will face Argentina in Group D, feature the youngest squad at an overall age of 25 years and 11 months.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 LAUNCH EXCITING AND FUN-FILLED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

first_imgEaragail Arts Festival launched an exciting, fun-filled festival programme at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny this week. Now in its 27th year, the Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Friday, 10th – Sunday, 26th July.The festival was officially launched by Joe McHugh, TD, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources This year, the festival has introduced free online booking and the full programme of events can be found at www.eaf.ie. As part of the 2015 programme, Earagail Arts Festival will present the inaugural Donegal International Folk and Roots Festival.Experience an undiscovered world of music, culture, and stunning scenery on the North West Atlantic coast of Ireland at this four day festival of traditional, folk and world music.Taking place from Friday 10th July – Monday 13th July, the festival will include world premieres of unique music collaborations, free concerts, workshops, master-classes, guided walks, hiking, cycle tours, music trails and traditional Irish music sessions in the heart of Ireland’s undiscovered magical county of Donegal.During the weekend of 23rd – 26th July, the festival will present the Wild Atlantic World, a cultural collaboration between musicians from differing musical traditions including folk, traditional, world, jazz, and blues. Surrounded by stunning landscape with excellent walking, hiking, fishing and spectacular beaches, music lovers are invited to join The Henry Girls for a once in a lifetime musical experience on the edge of Europe.Taking place in The Doagh Isle Coffee House visitors can expect workshops, concerts, traditional Irish sessions and plenty of opportunity to explore the spectacular Atlantic coastline.Speaking at the launch, Minister McHugh said: “I am delighted to launch the 27th Earagail Arts Festival.“This event is a cornerstone of Irish tradition and culture in Donegal, and throughout the country, highlighting and promoting the very best of our history and society.“It allows us to demonstrate our talents and our artists and combine them with world productions in a rich blend of the old and the new. “Our heritage plays a key role in our identity, and whether it is through the Irish language, music, history and arts, we ensure that this identity remains as strong and as vital as ever.“I would like to commend all those involved with the Festival, for once again putting on a world class event and showing off the best of what Donegal has to offer.”Minister McHugh continued: “I would like to acknowledge all of the voluntary work that goes into the success of the Earagail Arts Festival.“The cornerstone of the ongoing success of the festival has been the creative celebration of Donegal’s cultural, language, landscape and heritage diversity. “I wish the festival team well and I’m confident that this year’s programme and 27 years of capacity building and experience will bode well in our journey towards the 2016 celebrations”.Adding to this, Cllr. John Campbell, Chairman, Donegal County Council said, “Founded by Donegal County Council in 1989, the Earagail Arts Festival continues to act as an annual, high profile focus for the very best of contemporary and traditional, local and visiting Irish and international arts.“The Earagail Arts Festival highlights Donegal’s fabulous Atlantic coastline and places the rich contemporary culture of our coastal communities at the forefront of the county’s tourism offering.’Festival director, Paul Brown said: “Woven into the fabric of the 2015 Earagail Arts Festival is the very essence of Donegal’s cultural and social history, new and old.“This year’s festival celebrates the unique and idiosyncratic character of Donegal’s musical tradition through the inaugural Donegal Folk & Roots Festival, featuring some of the county’s most established and fast emerging artists in collaboration with guests from around the globe.“The 2015 festival programme includes a host of new productions in wonderful new venues, including our centre-piece production ‘She Knit the Roof’ which theatrically investigates and interprets the once thriving cottage industry of knitting in Donegal.”Joan Crawford of Failte Ireland said: “Earagail Arts Festival has become an extremely important event over the past 27 years to tourism in Donegal.“This festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience local culture and traditions and for communities to bring visitors and revenue to their areas given the geographic spread of the festival.“This year’s programme has something for everyone that comes to the county and they will get to see some wonderful parts of the Wild Atlantic Way”.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ie. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 LAUNCH EXCITING AND FUN-FILLED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS was last modified: June 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessEaragail Arts FestivalFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Oilers into sixth final at the expense of hapless KIU Titans

first_imgOilers’ Stephen Omonyi tries to sink a lay-up under the watch of Titan’s Ethiene Kazungu (5) as Landry Ndikumana (14) looks on last night (photo by FUBA media)FUBA National Basketball League 2018 (Playoff semi finals)City Oilers 86-73 KIU TitansMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 21-09-2018LUGOGO – Five-time FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) champions, City Oilers overcame KIU Titans to storm a sixth consecutive final on Friday night.Mandy Juruni’s side who came into the game leading 2-1 in the best of five games’ series defeated the University side 86-73 at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.Despite knowing a loss would eliminate them, KIU started slowly and by the end of the first 10 minutes, they were trailing 13-22.With much of the crowd behind them, the University side picked themselves up and won the second 16-12 as they ensured that Oilers led by only five going into halftime.KIU, thanks to impressive plays by Chris Omanye, Michael Bwanga and Sudi Ulanga, edged the third quarter 20-19 to trail by four going into the last quarter.At the start of the fourth, Sudi Ulanga sank a three from downtown to bring his side to within a point of leveling matters. Moments later, Oilers’ Josh Johnson answered back in similar fashion to bring his side’s lead back to four.With 8:44 to play, the game was all square: Sam Agutu converted one of his two free throws before Sudi added another three to bring the scores at 56 all.It was a cat and mouse affair before  Ben Komakech made a driving layup, Tonny Drilleba scored from a jump shot, Stephen Omony sank a three as Oilers took a 71-63 commanding lead with just 4 minutes on the clock.Oilers never looked back despite Sudi and Bwanga late attempts to fight back, the score was far away from their reach and James Okello sealed it with a dunk. Oilers had won game four 86-73 and the series 3-1 to reach a sixth successive final.Despite the loss, Sudi Ulanga scored a team-high 22 points. Chris Omanye and Joseph Chuma contributed 13 and 11 points in that order for Titans.For oilers, Landry Ndikumana contributed a double double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Stephen Omony managed 16 points, James Okello and Jonathan Egau put up 14 each.City Oilers will now wait for the winner between Betway Power and JKL Dolphins in the finals. The sides are to play their game four on Sunday. Power lead the best of five series against JKL, 2-1.Comments Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBLJKL DolphinsKIU Titanslast_img read more

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Play the change you want to see – at home or at work

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 11 June 2014 – Brand South Africa today launched its 13 part Play Your Part TV Series, which debuts on SABC2 on Sunday 15 June 2014, at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.  The series which is aimed at profiling ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things that make South Africa the country that inspires people the world over, is hosted by Kabelo Mabelane.  The series is intended to inspire others to play their part and do ordinary things that make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.These are some of the stories of South Africans who play their part:“Originally, I was inspired by my late parents who raised and tutored many children, irrespective of their family background,” says Mercy Senyatsi, a life orientation teacher at Dr. A.M.S Makunyane Secondary School in Polokwane, Limpopo. Throughout her career Senyatsi says she has been touched by the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children. She is living up to her name, bringing mercy and hope into the lives of those who most desperately need it.“By using the bicycle as a lure to keep youth away from drugs, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy and growing the numbers of gangs,” says Trevor Knowlden. “In 2004 I founded Freewheelers Cycling Club to provide a healthy alternative to youth of Steenberg in the Western Cape. We take Youth from various surrounding communities on mountain biking and road cycling outings.”“I have worked with Krazifizix Educational Club from 2011 as the co-founder, administrator, club event coordinator and maths tutor to grade 8-10 learners,” says 18 year old Emmanuel Khumalo of KwaMashu Durban.“In November 2013, I launched Numbers Foundation, a non-profit organisation with the main objective of providing extra lesson tuition, fight bullying and discrimination and aimed at getting kids of the streets and into homes and back to school. We believe that education, shelter and love are important. My name is Emmanuel Khumalo, I am 18 years old and I live in KwaMashu, Durban and my story is of educational change. I am the founder and the president of Numbers Foundation, a foundation aimed at improving and changing our country.“Since inception we have reached over 1200 learners, through working with local high schools in the district and local churches. Our method of delivery is by facilitating workshops in career skills, communication skills and learning. Curriculums have been developed, revised and adapted from various resources for the learning areas. Working with the youth and local stakeholders has demonstrated that there is a need and huge gap for the work we do.” Sela Emothonjeni, in East London Eastern Cape, was founded in 2011 by Amanda Fononda who believes they are catalysts for education and social entrepreneurship.“To Mercy, Trevor, Emmanuel, Amanda, Noah we would like to thank you for Playing Your Part,” says Mr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO.  “As Brand SA we acknowledge neither government nor business can solve South Africa’s challenges alone. Please continue playing your part.”Play Your Part programme is about realising not everyone can afford to donate thousands of rands to a worthy cause, however if we all contribute what we can when we can, together we can make a tangible difference. Our collective impact when each South African plays their part (whether monetary or time) is immeasurable.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, in every part of our country, and the play your part platform is perfect for you to share your stories, and to celebrate each other as citizens of our wonderful country,” says Sithembile Ntombela, Brand Manager Brand SA.Play Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change by becoming involved and doing; because a nation of do-ers is what can significantly change perceptions and realities.Individual actions have a collective impact; Play Your Part believes together as a nation, we can leave a legacy of a better South Africa for its people.Now it is time to play YOUR part…Do you know of an individual or organisation making a difference in your community?Have you done something to improve your community, or do you run or work for an organisation that has made a difference in the lives of people?Do you have any suggestions on what good deeds people could do to make a difference in their community?{loadposition press_release}last_img read more

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NESEA Conference Highlights

first_imgBuildingEnergy, the annual conference sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), recently concluded in Boston. As usual, the NESEA conference was a great way to catch up with friends and to soak up information offered by some of the smartest scientists, engineers, designers, and builders in the country.Here are notes from some of the presentations. Net-zero isn’t enough The first session I attended was a panel discussion focusing on the embodied energy, environmental effects, and human health effects of building materials.Jack Armstrong, chemical engineer: “It’s not enough to be net-zero-energy or even net-positive. Every product has a lot of components. These materials all have embodied energy and ingredient concerns — for example, flame retardants in foams. With LEED Version 4, we are starting to ask, ‘What about the materials? What about off-gassing?’”Bruce King, structural engineer and straw-bale expert: “If you finish a building this year, the entire carbon hit from the construction happens immediately, beginning on the first day it is occupied. There is no operating energy yet. It takes 15 years for the rising operating energy line to cross the descending line from annual energy hit from the embodied energy of construction. When it comes to addressing climate change, though, now is when we need to make a difference. When you add a lot of solar panels and extra insulation to a project, you are adding a lot of embodied energy up front.”Greg Norris from the International Living Future Institute: “The real impacts of a building are larger than those we usually consider. What’s true for embodied energy is also true for eutrophication, biodiversity, child labor, and human rights abuses. So we all have these multi-dimensional footprints. You cannot drive your footprint to zero. … Net… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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11 Questions to Ask Couples Before Shooting Wedding Videos

first_imgYou just received an email asking you to shoot a wedding. Now what? Here are eleven questions you should ask engaged couples before you shoot their wedding.All images via ShutterstockTalking to an engaged couple is the most important step for planning a wedding shoot. By asking a few simple questions, you’ll be able to pull so much information you’ll need for the day of the shoot. The couple won’t know how many cameras or crew members you’ll need, but by asking these eleven questions — you can figure all that out on your own.When I first receive a wedding inquiry, I immediately reply with a congratulatory message to the couple and attach a copy of my wedding packet. The packet includes a brief bio on myself, the wedding packages I offer (including the starting price), and a request for more information.This packet is incredibly helpful for many reasons. The couple gets to know me a bit and the services I offer. Plus, it gives them a glance at the cost of their wedding video. By requesting their contact information — you are including a call-to-action. If a couple is serious about hiring you, they will immediately respond with their contact information. Also by responding, you know that they agree to your pricing plans. By being straightforward with cost, I am able to target my intended clientele.Once we get past this step, I move forward with additional questions — which can be done face-to-face or in email.1. Who is getting married?/When and where is the wedding?It should be obvious, but the first details you need to ask are who, when, and where. This will be the base of a quote and contract. You need to have the full names of the couple, the location of their ceremony, the location of the reception, the wedding date, and the start time. Be sure you don’t have any conflicts that day. If you’ll be filming before the ceremony as well, you’ll need to know where hair and makeup will be done, what the groomsmen will be up to, or any other places you may need to film that day. Not only do you need locations to know where you will be, but you need to calculate the cost of travel. If there are two videographers, will you use one car — or will the two of you be split up during the day requiring two cars? These are all details you need to figure out well before the shoot.Also, by knowing the start time — you will know the position of the sun. This will tell you how much available light you will have if you’re shooting outdoors. This is a simple question that will give you a lot of answers.2. Do you want a custom quote or package deal?/Do you have a set budget?I am very straight forward with my pricing. There is nothing worse than dragging things out between multiple emails. To simplify the process, I offer different packages — each with their own starting cost. From there you will just need to add things like the cost of travel, parking, additional shooters, or rental gear.While discussing the cost, also ask about their preferred method of payment. Do they want lump sum payments, or will you offer a payment plan? Be sure to clarify the due dates, and impose late fees if necessary.3. What type of coverage do you want?This will tie into the package they choose. Does the couple just want the ceremony and reception filmed, or do they want you to shoot all day? Will they want to follow the bride in the morning to capture hair and makeup, or do they also want to film the groom hanging out with the groomsmen? The type of coverage directly ties into the overall cost. This isn’t a one person shoot if you have to film the bride and groom at the same time at different locations. The more they want filmed, the larger the crew you will need.As a rule of thumb, I never shoot without at least one other person. It’s helpful to have someone not only capture the footage you can’t, but they can also set up and breakdown tripods and gear for the ceremony and reception.4. What type of edit do you want?If a couple has contacted you, hopefully they’ve already seen some of your work. Be sure to ask if they have, and ask which wedding videos of yours they liked the most. If you don’t have many edits under your belt, ask if they prefer a traditional straightforward and chronological wedding video, or if they want a modern cinematic storytelling edit.5. What kind of music do you like?Get a feel for the couple by asking about the music they like. Don’t settle for — “everything.” By knowing the music genres they like, you can start looking for music for the edit. If you can’t get a good answer, be sure to pay attention to the type of music everyone enjoys at the reception. Is this a rustic country wedding or an all-night dance party?You can then license tracks when you start editing. I usually build a playlist of favorites on music sites like PremiumBeat and Shutterstock Music. When I get into editing, I will download watermarked demo versions to make sure I have the right feel for the edit. I also tend to use at least one slower song for the ceremony and a faster song for the reception. It helps the edit flow nicely.Once you have the edit locked in, make sure you license your tracks. If you get a copyright takedown on a wedding video, good luck explaining to the couple why their wedding video was pulled from the internet. You will not only look forward to them wanting a refund, but also any fines for copyright infringement. It’s not worth it! Trust me. Just license tracks from anywhere, and make sure you have the rights to use the songs.If you are interested in checking out some PremiumBeat tracks, you can listen to some Classical and Modern royalty free playlists.6. Are their any planned special moments outside of the ceremony?For all-day shoots, you will want to know as much of the schedule as possible in advance. That way you can prepare your wedding gear accordingly. Is the couple going to have a first look? If so, will it be indoors or outdoors? Maybe the bridal party will all have a morning tea or breakfast they want captured. Groomsmen may take off for a round of golf or lounge around the pool. You need to find out what they want covered, so you’ll know when and where to have cameras ready.This also applies to the reception. You’ll want to know if there are any big choreographed dances or any fun things planned for guests. I’ve seen everything from funny sketches and dances, surprise bands, Marine saber arches, to a family friend hand rolling cigars for guests.7. Do you have any special items you want captured?Will the bride have something old, new, borrowed, and blue? Will the groom be wearing his father’s cufflinks? Making sure to capture all the little sentimental things will make the couple love the final video so much more. Be sure to ask if they have any special decorations on the tables or in the entryway. I’ve had a couple use their grandma’s china plates to serve dinner. While on this topic, be sure to capture all the traditional items too. Wedding rings, jewelry, the veil, shoes. All things worth shooting.8. Do you have any other vendors booked?Once you work in the wedding industry long enough, you’re going to see a lot of familiar faces. It’s not uncommon to work with the same photographer or DJ. The only time that’s a problem is if the two of you don’t work well together. I’m always most interested in knowing if the couple will have a DJ or band.If it’s a DJ I have worked with in the past, and one I trust, I know that I have a reliable source for audio. Having a great relationship with a DJ can be a real timesaver. It’s so much easier to plug straight into their soundboard or speakers. If it’s a DJ I don’t know, or one I don’t trust, then I know I have to focus on capturing all the audio on my own. Be sure to always have some type of audio setup going yourself. It’ll help when syncing, and it will serve as a backup if necessary.9. Do any venues need a signed waiver or Certificate of Insurance?Every church, chapel, synagogue, and venue has their own set of rules. Some require videographers to stay out of certain locations, others have a much more lenient policy. Many big churches ask you to sign a waiver, agreeing to their own church polices. Most often they will require you to use natural lighting, banning any video lights. Other rules are more focused on common sense, like not standing on furniture or pews.Many venues that solely host weddings will have strict rules — mostly because they’ve seen everything happen. If there is a rule, that rule was created for a reason. Some venues also require videographers to provide a Certificate of Insurance — or COI. This is a document issued by your insurance company proving that you have insurance. The venue may ask for a COI that certifies that you are responsible for any damage done while on the property.10. Is there an exit or getaway planned?After the reception, does the couple have a grand exit? You will want to know what time the exit should take place — this will help you decide if you need to set up lights or not. You’ll also want to know some smaller details like if the guests are tossing anything or holding sparklers. Are they driving off in a car, horse and carriage, just walking away? Knowing this will help you keep an eye out for the getaway vehicle. If the couple isn’t leaving yet, you can run out and get a few shots of the car before they leave.11. Do you have any questions for me?Finally, as you wrap up your meeting with the couple, ask if they have any questions or concerns regarding your services. Lay everything out as clearly as possible, so they know exactly what they are getting from you.Sometimes they may ask for special requests. I once had a bride who wanted to have input into the music. I handled that as delicately as I could. I don’t hand over creative control of my edits (they did come to me for my work) but I do allow input. I sent her a playlist of tracks. – Did you know you can make playlists on PremiumBeat and then email them? – I didn’t let her pick the exact songs, but I did allow her to get rid of any she didn’t like. (She wound up loving the video.)In the end, the video is for the couple. Do your best to please them, and you’ll find yourself having success in the future. I can’t tell you how many times one wedding turned into four because of referrals.Was this list helpful? Want more wedding articles like this one? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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Kerber exorcises New York demons in Tokyo

first_imgView comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKAFormer world No. 1 Angelique Kerber thrashed Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament on Monday to avenge a humiliating loss at the US Open.Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic suffered an epic Tokyo meltdown, meanwhile, as she was pulverised by China’s Wang Qiang, who inflicted the dreaded “double bagel” on the eighth seed to win 6-0, 6-0 and reach the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kerber, seeded seventh, crashed to a shock 6-3, 6-1 first-round defeat by Osaka in New York last month as defending champion. But a repeat never seemed likely on Monday as the German quickly took control.READ: Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US OpenFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKerber, who has slipped back to 14th in the world since winning last year’s Australian and US Open titles, ripped forehands past her teenage opponent seemingly at will in the first set.Osaka’s game unravelled completely in the second, giving Kerber a welcome opportunity to work her way back to form after a poor run of results and to seal victory in an hour and 23 minutes. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea LATEST STORIES “It gives me confidence that I was able to turn it around,” said Nara. “Hopefully I can take that spirit into the next match.”Two-time champion Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded sixth, pulled out of the tournament with a virus, according to organisers.Wimbledon champion and new women’s world number one Garbine Muguruza heads a strong field in Tokyo featuring several top 10 players including Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Read Next MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “I was trying to come out, focus on every single point and make it better than last time,” said Kerber.“Naomi is a tough opponent and a great talent. For sure she will have great success in the future.”The 19-year-old Osaka, born of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, went on to reach the third round of the US Open after stunning Kerber.But the world number 44 almost appeared to be tanking at times at the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, such was her lack of gusto. She committed 38 unforced errors — including a wild forehand on match point — in a performance she will want to forget in a hurry.Elsewhere, Japanese wildcard Kurumi Nara beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Kings out to bury Bolts even deeper

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Gin Kings dominated the Bolts all the way, pummeling Meralco defensively and forcing the tournament’s best three-point shooting team to struggle from that distance all night.But Cone believes that they caught the Bolts in their off night, and, talking from experience, would want his charges to be on their guard in Game 2 on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just got them on a night where they were a bit rusty,” the two-time Grand Slam champion said.“The key for us right now is to stay sharp and fresh,” he added. “They are going to have a lot of emotion [coming from a Game 1 loss] and we need to match that emotion.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Ginebra led practically from the start, opening up a 17-point lead in the second quarter and never looking back with Justin Brownlee churning out superior all-around numbers while getting the local support Allen Durham couldn’t muster from his Meralco back ups.The Bolts made just three triples in the first half and finished with an 8-for-34 clip, and this is something which coach Norman Black said needs to be addressed for his Bolts to stand a chance against the hulking Kings.“We shot poorly from the perimeter,” Black said. “We also took too many [three-pointers]. We average just around 21 [per game] but took about 35.”Black feels it was more than just Ginebra’s choking defense that did the Bolts in.“We give them credit for their defense,” Black said. “But at the same time, it was also bad execution on our part.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next PBA IMAGESAfter 30 previous appearances in a title series, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is not one to get carried away despite an impressive conquest of the enemy on Friday night.“You take everything with a grain of salt,” Cone said after a 102-87 ripping of Meralco in Lucena at the start of the best-of-seven series for the PBA Governors’ Cup. “This is not representative of anything as the series goes on.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Title run just perfect for NU View commentslast_img read more

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Man Utd best of the rest, but it’s little consolation

first_imgJuan Mata has the most #MUFC goals of anyone currently at the club. That’s his 38th.— Kris Voakes (@krisvoakes) December 23, 2017  Either side of his second goal, United missed gilt-edged chances to put the result out of Leicester’s sight, with Martial blazing over with just Schmeichel to beat then Lingard somehow hitting the near post having already rounded the keeper.Add in Amartey’s careless pair of yellow cards which left the home side short-handed and it should have been game over. Instead, they failed to kill it off and Harry Maguire emerged unmarked at the far post in the 94th minute to earn the 2015-16 champions a point.After the last-gasp Carabao Cup exit to Bristol City in midweek, this was another result thrown away by United. Again, they had the possession, the chances and the conditions to get the job done. Again, they didn’t.That’s the difference this season. City have just kept winning in every which way… They have been winning games late. United are not quite getting over the line and are now 13 points adrift. They might be the best of the rest, but that’s the most they can be now with the title long gone. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Manchester United The best of the rest, but that’s little consolation – Man Utd throw away two more points at Leicester Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 05:59 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(22) Anthony Martial, Leicester vs Man Utd, 17/18 Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Leicester City v Manchester United Leicester City Juan Mata netted twice but the Red Devils were thwarted at the last by Harry Maguire’s 94th-minute equaliser In many ways it summed up Manchester United’s season so far. Stylish for short spells and looking in command for the most part but just not quite good enough when it came down to it. The 2-2 draw at Leicester City was their 2017-18 campaign in microcosm.United have 42 points at the half-way mark and, in many another season, that would be enough to see them in contention for the Premier League title but not only is this a campaign like no other thanks to the exploits of Manchester City but they have also been their own worst enemy on occasion.Having pegged Leicester back and then taken the lead thanks to Juan Mata’s double, United should have taken all three points against the 10-man home side after Daniel Amartey’s second-half red card. But, after awful misses by Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, they just couldn’t close it out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jamie Vardy had given the home side the lead at a time when United were edging the game, with a quick break from a United attack leaving Chris Smalling to deal with Riyad Mahrez one-on-one. The Algerian did superbly to hold up the ball before feeding Vardy, who had somehow found acres of space ahead of Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof.Juan Mata Manchester United Leicester CityBut Mata set about repairing the damage shortly before half-time, sliding the ball across Kasper Schmeichel after Lingard’s return pass from a low Martial cross. He then put them ahead when curling home a majestic free-kick over the Leicester wall on the hour mark, heading straight over to the extremely vocal away end with whom he remains a huge hero.And there is little wonder given both his class and his character. The man who set up the initiative which sees footballers volunteer one per cent of their salary to charity is also United’s highest goalscorer currently on the wage bill. His brace at the King Power takes him to 39 goals for the club.last_img read more

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Photo/Videos: Struggling Oklahoma State Blows Out No. 3 Kansas, Fans Rush Court

first_imgOklahoma State fans rush the court after win.Twitter/@ESPNCBBAt this point, it feels like we have a huge upset and a court rush every night in college basketball. No. 3 Kansas was the victim tonight, falling to an Oklahoma State team that was just 9-8, and 1-4 in the Big 12 in Stillwater, 86-67. After the game, fans of the Pokes rushed the court in a big way.Down goes Kansas! What a week. pic.twitter.com/46vr4hqHo0— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 20, 2016They stormed the court anyway. Regardless, great win for the Pokes. They came to play. 86-67 victory. #OkState pic.twitter.com/KIyNCQsuK8— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) January 20, 2016Storm that court, Pokes! #okstate pic.twitter.com/hFFVoutUEc— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) January 20, 2016Last night, Iowa State fans stormed the floor. Tonight, it was Oklahoma State. On the road in the Big 12, nobody’s safe.last_img read more

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