Vinci exits after bad day at the office

first_imgBy Greg StutchburyRoberta Vinci’s third round loss at the Australian Open to unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam on Friday was simply a reflection of a bad day at the office, the Italian veteran said.A good day for the 32-year-old could be benchmarked against her victory over world number one Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals last year, ending the American’s hopes of a calendar grand slam.The pair had been drawn for a possible repeat showdown in the semi-finals at Melbourne Park but Vinci had her hopes shattered by the 21-year-old Friedsam, who won the match 0-6 6-4 6-4 on Hisense Arena.“Yes I won against Serena but now when I go on the court it’s like I’m back at the office,” Vinci told reporters. “And today, I didn’t play so good.”Vinci at least started well as she raced through in the first set in 28 minutes, though she said she found it hard to keep that intensity level up.“It’s always tough when you win 6-0 in the first set,” said Vinci, who added she could not remember losing a match before after winning the first set to love.“Then you have to try again in the first and second games in the second set but my forehand was not good and I was not aggressive.“I had a lot of chances in the third set with so many break points but I played so bad.”Friedsam, who watched replays of Vinci’s victory over Williams to analyse for any weaknesses, had never advanced to the third round of a grand slam before.Facing a potentially embarrassing defeat, the world number 82 said she decided to cut loose from the beginning of the second set.“It was going to be difficult for me to come back, so I just tried to relax and have some fun,” she said. “And it went good.”The simple approach had also helped her at a crucial stage in the third set when Vinci had three break points to take a 3-1 lead, only for the “angry” German to storm back to level it at 2-2.“I was just so angry that I had gone 0-40. That was all I recognised,” she said.“I thought to myself ‘come on this is not good’ and I just tried to focus on the next point. Then the next one. And taking it step by step was the key.”last_img read more

$10bn pledged in new commitments to protect the world’s oceans

first_imgRepresentatives of governments, the private sector, civil society groups and philanthropic organizations have pledged billions of dollars to protect vast swaths of the world’s oceans.The impacts of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and climate change on the world’s oceans were a focus of recently concluded Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.Cooperation between governments is needed to prevent the world’s oceans from experiencing devastating damage from an onslaught of factors led by climate change. NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Global participants in the fifth Our Ocean Conference have pledged the highest amount of funding yet for new initiatives and commitments on the protection of a combined expanse of ocean eight times the size of Alaska.The event, hosted by the Indonesian government on the island of Bali, generated 287 pledges in bilateral and multilateral agreements between governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and philanthropic foundations. The pledges were valued at more than $10 billion to protect some 14 million square kilometers (5.4 million square miles) of the world’s oceans, according to Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs.To date, the Our Ocean Conference has raked in commitments totaling $28 billion and covering 26.4 million square kilometers (10.2 million square miles) of ocean.“These numbers are beyond our expectations,” Luhut said in his closing remarks on Oct. 30. “We are thankful for your collective contributions and making our ocean healthier and (more) sustainable.”Heads of government and representatives from the private sector, civil society organizations and philanthropic foundations took part in the fifth edition of the Our Ocean Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Image courtesy of the Our Ocean Conference.The impacts of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and climate change on the world’s oceans were the key focuses during the two-day conference. Data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that the value of fish captured illegally was about 26 million tons, or up to $23 billion annually. The world’s maritime resources are valued at around $24 trillion.“Illegal fishing globally still decimates fisheries at an unsustainable pace,” said former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry in his speech on Oct. 29.“Illegal fishing continues on an unmitigated, unsustainable pace and almost one-third of the world’s fisheries are still overexploited,” he said. He added that the remainder of fisheries “are either at peak or nearly at peak with more and more people in the middle class, more and more people with money, more and more people demanding fresh fish on their table in their restaurants in their country.”Kerry said a billion people worldwide depended on fish as their primary source of protein. If the world fails to do more to protect the oceans, there would be “an unrecognizable fishing industry which will pit country against country and promote even more money-driven decision-making than we face today,” he said.“Protecting the ocean doesn’t hurt jobs, it is jobs,” he added.Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for a “mental revolution,” a concept recycled from his 2014 election campaign, to address the challenges facing the world’s seas and to manage them in a sustainable manner.“The ocean’s health is very concerning,” he said in his speech on Oct. 29. “We are aware of plastic waste, water pollution, destruction of coral reefs, warming of sea temperature, the rise of sea levels, and so forth.”He also warned of increases in maritime piracy, human trafficking, drug smuggling and slavery.“The OOC must be the driving engine behind a global mental revolution to nurture our oceans,” Widodo said.Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a global “mental revolution” to protect and conserve the world’s oceans. Image courtesy of Our Ocean Conference.Both Kerry and Widodo also called on other world leaders to step up the fight against climate change to protect the oceans. Kerry said cooperation between governments to address climate change impacts would require the same kind of efforts it took to prevent nuclear clashes during the Cold War.“In the 1950s and ’60s, what brought me into public life was the nuclear freeze and arms control, the issues of peace,” Kerry said. “But now, folks, we need to face up to the fact that we’ve got to treat the issue of the oceans, and the protection of the oceans, and the protection of the planet, with the same urgency that we treated arms control and nuclear weapons.“We need a non-proliferation treaty for pollution in the oceans, we need a global agreement where everybody is agreeing on how we’re going to enforce in the high seas, how we contribute. We had to do it in the United Nations, and we do through separate entities, but we need to do that,” Kerry added.Former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry says the fight against climate change requires the same kind of commitment that it took to prevent nuclear clashes during the Cold War. Image courtesy of Our Ocean Conference.He said rising temperatures had changed the basic chemistry of the oceans faster than in the last 50 million years, threatening marine life. Kerry said the damage had reached such extreme levels that there could soon be more plastic than fish in the oceans, short of governments addressing the pressing issues.“You can’t protect the ocean without solving climate change. And you can’t solve climate change without protecting the ocean,” Kerry said.Citing last month’s report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which warned of a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040, Kerry said he remained optimistic that countries would act to solve the problems.“Twelve years is the target for the governments to become responsible. For leaders to lead,” he said.He urged better collaboration to achieve goals in marine conservation and protection.“It’s a shared responsibility that affects the $500 billion global economy and the livelihoods of 12 percent of the world’s population,” he said. “It’s about the next generation being able to count on the oceans the same way our generation took it for granted until sometimes pushing it to the brink of breaking.”However, Kerry said there were still more than 400 unresolved maritime boundary disputes that had unfortunately compounded the problem of ungoverned spaces.“This is not the time to rest on laurels, not when all over the globe there’s too much money still chasing too few fish, not when [on] the high seas there’s still too little enforcement,” he said.To improve global cooperation, Widodo also called for the enforcement of international law to resolve territorial disputes between countries.“Overlapping maritime claims that if not resolved through negotiations and based on international law may pose a threat to stability,” he said. “International law must be the guidance in the settlement of maritime claims.”More than 90 percent of world trade by volume, and 40 percent by value, goes through the ocean. Similarly, 61 percent of the world’s crude oil production is distributed through the ocean.“No single country can resolve the challenges that we face alone,” Widodo said. “No single country can optimize the benefits of the oceans for the benefit of the entire world alone. Not even the government can solve everything.”Banner image of Layang Layang Atoll, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Image by Greg Asner/ FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Basten Gokkon Climate Activism, Climate Change And Conservation, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Activism, Global Warming, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Conservation, Marine Crisis, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Warming, Oceans, Oceans And Climate Change center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Guyana’s Gaming Authority: Blame shifting and known unknowns

first_imgDear Editor,The waffling pronouncements from the Gaming Authority over the last three weeks are logically inexplicable, defying legal specificity, and lacking cognitive clarity; thus taking us into former US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld’s world of known unknowns and unknown unknowns.One local media house, on September 25, 2017, captioned “Gaming Authority has every right to ensure the integrity of individuals seeking casino licenses”, quoted Roysdale Forde, Chairman of the Gaming Authority, as making the following preposterous assertion: “The Guyana Constitution dictates that any company that is to be granted a casino licence must be deemed wholly ‘fit and proper’.”Deeper down the rabbit hole, we have a contorted article published on September 30, 2017, and captioned “SleepIn, directors asked to submit seven years of tax returns for casino application”. Reference was made in the article to Section 29A and Section 32(1) of the Gambling Prevention Act, stating that the Gaming Authority has the power to request directors’ income tax returns; then by an invisible or undocumented leap of logic, Forde notes that these amendments are contained in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act (AML/CFT Act).When did the Minister of Finance appoint the Gaming Authority as the supervising authority for casinos, betting shops and lotteries — an appointment required by the AML/CFT Act? Or can other statutory acts be inverted and subverted to provide legal permit for the Gaming Authority to utilize when assessing an application for casino licences?Amazingly, no specific section of the AML/CFT Act was referenced in the hazy article; only an admixture of half-truths, outright nonsense, and mumbo jumbo, which naturally lacked specificity due to vague references, resulting in an altogether misleading and miseducating article.Then we sally forth to October 10, 2017 for more breaking news that crystallized the lost-at-sea imagery of the Gaming Authority; in the local press, captioned “Lottery Company was advised not to operationalise gambling machines – Gaming Authority”, and in another article of the same date, captioned “Gambling machines at bars part of five-year Govt, lottery company deal”, it was revealed than an agreement (forget the meaningless detail of when the Gaming Authority knew of this deal/agreement) existing between the Guyana Lottery Commission and the Government of Guyana provides for slot machines at bars and restaurants. None of these “bars” have fifteen rooms, much less the one hundred and fifty rooms required by the Gambling Prevention Act that governs the Gaming Authority.In one of the articles, the enlightened or newly empowered Chairman, Forde, seems to have seen the agreement and revealed to the public that the agreement made provision for the right of the Guyana Lottery Company to operate video lottery terminals in Guyana. What takes the nugget is the claim by the Gaming Authority that they advised the Guyana Lottery Commission that the Commission should await the enactment of legislation for the operation of the video lottery terminals, when even Joe Sixpack could have informed the Gaming Authority that the name of the legislation is the Gambling Prevention Act, which happens to govern the Gaming Authority; and the Act explicitly requires that a new hotel with at least one hundred and fifty rooms needs be built before slot machines, or video lottery terminals, or casino machines can be operated in the hotel and casino; subject to the approval of the Gaming Authority.It seems to me that logical fallacy and circular reasoning are given full vent by the Gaming Authority, especially with the utterly and singularly most ridiculous claim that the Gambling Prevention Act (An oximorous name if ever there was one, considering the purpose of the Act is to licence gambling) does not provide sufficient legislation for the conditions under which casino machines or video lottery terminals can be operated in Guyana.To defend the indefensible is now the task ahead for the erudite and ineffable hirelings on the Gaming Authority Board. As the effort is made to justify the unjustifiable, we have subterfuge, obfuscation and quackery coming to the fore from the Gaming Authority during the period that the Gaming Authority is conducting its “review” of the casino licence application it received from Sleep-In International Hotel and Casino Inc. since April 4, 2017.After six months of reviewing the application, the Gaming Authority examinations have resulted in sterile clichés; birthed agreements, or outing of previously unknown agreements; and further revealed inattention and disdain for the Gambling Prevention Act. All this happens as hundreds of millions in investment sit idle at 288-289, Church Street Georgetown. Further adding to the satire, we have a related article, dated October 11, 2017, wherein Chairman Forde is captioned in the article as saying “I did not give Sleep-In’s application to Attorney- General (AG). Is Forde suggesting that another member or representative of the Gaming Authority is responsible for the sordid deed?The sad, gloomy and depressing truth is that the continued denial of the casino licence approval is part of a larger, ominous trend in Guyana!Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

Kisner clings to narrow PGA Championship lead

first_img“I’m happy I’m in the position I’m in,” Kisner said. “I had a chance to run away from guys and take people out of the tournament that were four or five, six back, and I didn’t do it. Now I’m in a dogfight and I have to be prepared for that.”Kisner, whose home is a two-hour drive south of the 7,600-yard layout, stood on seven-under par 206 with fellow American Chris Stroud and third-ranked Matsuyama one stroke adrift. Oosthuizen and American Justin Thomas shared fourth on 208.Only 15 players were under par through 54 holes and just one of them, 2010 British Open champion Oosthuizen, has won a major. The South African also has three major runner-up finishes.Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot on the ninth hole during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 12, 2017 © GETTY/AFP / Stuart FRANKLINBut the PGA is known for bringing first-time major success. Except for Rory McIlroy, the 2012 and 2014 champion, everyone since 2008 who has lifted the Wanamaker Trophy has been a first-time major winner.That could mean a historic day for Matsuyama, trying to become the first Japanese man to win a major title and only the second Asian male major champion after 2009 PGA winner Yang Yong-Eun of South Korea.“I’m happy to just to be one stroke back and still have a chance,” Matsuyama said.Matsuyama, who matched the best Japanese showing in a men’s major with his US Open runner-up effort two months ago at Erin Hills, fired a final-round 61 last Sunday to win a World Golf Championships title.Since 1947, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won the PGA after taking a title the week before.Chris Stroud of the US lines up a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship, at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 12 © GETTY/AFP / Mike EhrmannBut Matsuyama isn’t the only contender who could join that group. Stroud took the last spot in the PGA field by winning a PGA event in Reno, Nevada, last Sunday.“Oosty” is among many who see the title chase going down to the closing three-hole stretch known as “The Green Mile” that has played havoc with the field, Australian 2015 PGA winner and 2016 runner-up Day closing with quadruple bogey to fall seven back.“You can go in three behind and you can still win it with those holes,” Oosthuizen said. “You don’t have to go out and make birdies. You just need to keep everything together.”American Grayson Murray was sixth on 210, four off the pace, with Canada’s Graham DeLaet among those another stroke back. His wild third round included a double bogey, back-to-back eagles, a 46-foot birdie putt and a tap-in birdie after missing a hole-in-one by inches.“It put me in a position where something really special can (happen). You never know,” DeLaet said.Justin Thomas of the US (R) reacts to his putt on the 17th green as compatriot Rickie Fowler looks on, during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 12 © GETTY/AFP / Streeter LECKAHistoric win bids for British Open winner and world number two Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked McIlroy have collapsed.US star Spieth, who could have become the youngest to complete a career Grand Slam, has yet to crack par in any round and stands on 216 with Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, who seeks a fifth career major before age 30 but hasn’t won one since the 2014 PGA, on 217.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin Kisner of the US plays his shot on the 14th green during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 12 © GETTY/AFP / Sam GREENWOODCharlotte, United States, Aug 11 – Unheralded local hero Kevin Kisner is targetting a wire-to-wire victory Sunday at the PGA Championship while Hideki Matusyama and Louis Oosthuizen top a host of challengers ready to pounce.A final-round drama was on offer as the year’s last major tournament resumed at formidable Quail Hollow, where contenders Jason Day and Rickie Fowler were swatted aside after late Saturday stumbles and Kisner hung on despite a bogey and double bogey in the last three holes.last_img read more

Neil Lennon confirms he wants second spell as Celtic boss

first_imgNeil Lennon signalled his interest in returning to Celtic after the club confirmed that current boss Ronny Deila would be leaving at the end of the season.Increasing speculation about the Norwegian’s future following the penalty shoot-out defeat to old rivals Rangers in Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park ended with a statement released by the Parkhead club which revealed Deila’s imminent departure.Lennon won three Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups and took Celtic into the Champions League during the four years he spent as Hoops manager before he left in 2014 to be replaced by Deila.Speaking at The John Hartson Foundation charity golf day at Mar Hall, on the outskirts of Glasgow, the former Celtic midfielder, just out of an unsuccessful 17-month stint as Bolton boss, was asked if he would be interested in going back to Celtic Park.“Absolutely,” he said.” I would definitely be interested.“I am not promoting myself for it but you asked me an honest question and I am giving you an honest answer.“I think they will have someone in mind and there will be a long list of candidates for the job now because it is still a very attractive job for anyone.“I was associated with the club for 15 years, I missed it when I left as a player and there are aspects you miss even now at 44 years of age.“And you see an event like Sunday, the passion and the crowd and what it means to so many people, there are not many clubs who can generate that sort of enticement.“I don’t think there is a lot wrong. A couple of tweaks here and there and there needs to be an injection of pace into the team in certain areas.“There is always a huge fall-out from these games. You are the worst team in the world when you lose and the best team when you win.“But I don’t think there is a lot wrong with the team, that a couple of additions would make a lot better.”Deila said in the statement that it was “vital that the club comes first and foremost and instead of me being the focus, hopefully now the team and the club can be the focus as we enter the final important period of the season.”Celtic are eight points ahead of Aberdeen at the top of the table with five post-split fixtures remaining.However, Lennon believes the defeat to a weakened Rangers side, on the back of failing for the second season to take the club into the Champions League, was probably the last straw.The Northern Irishman said: “You know how important Europe can be.“There is always a fall-out when you don’t qualify for the Champions League, there is a bit of a hangover.“Domestically the object was to win the treble and I think there was a fall-out after losing to Ross County (in the League Cup semi-final) as well.“But the acid test was Sunday and although they lost in sudden death penalty kicks, I think the overall performance was disappointing from Celtic’s point of view.“It is a very unforgiving environment at times. But I just think Celtic this season haven’t handled the big games as well as they normally do.“I think Ronny will be far better off with the experience.“If you can manage here for a couple of years or whatever length of time it is, it will stand you in good stead for whatever walk of football you want to go into after that.“I am hoping Ronny will be able to enjoy his last month or two as manager and get over the line with another championship, that would be a nice way to finish off.” Neil Lennon celebrates winning the Scottish Cup with Celtic in 2013 1last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp aims dig at critical ‘Dutch guy’ Raymond Verheijen

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp took aim at the Premier League and fitness coach Raymond Verheijen in his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United.The Liverpool boss expressed his unhappiness with changes to the fixture schedule that will see his side play twice in 48 hours over the festive period.The Merseyside club’s home match against Manchester City has been moved back to a 5.30pm kick-off on New Year’s Eve ahead of a trip to Sunderland at 3pm on January 2.“Now I have seen the fixtures and I am not too happy,” said Klopp.“We have less than 48 hours between our game against Man City on December 31 and in Sunderland on the 2nd.“Forty-eight hours is an interesting idea but less than 48 hours I cannot believe.“I learn more and more about this league and maybe I have to ask someone if we can ask if there will be another time for us at Sunderland.“Our job is to do everything we can to win games. I understand tradition – I would never say Boxing Day is not a good idea as I love it and I have absolutely no problem (playing then).“But now having a match day with two days between, there should be another possibility.“I don’t know why we play Monday. Is January 2 a special day in England?”Klopp then went on to aim a dig at Verheijen, the Dutch fitness expert who has worked with a host of leading clubs across Europe.Verheijen has in the past accused the German of ‘destroying’ his players with his ‘outdated’ training methods.“Forty-eight hours between two games – how does this work?” added Klopp.“And then you (media) will sit there and say ‘You didn’t perform too well, how did this happen?’ or ‘Injuries. Oh?’ and then this Dutch guy (Verheijen) says ‘The training is not too good’.“How do you prepare a team for this. Do you say ‘only 50 per cent against City because we have Sunderland on Monday’.“It doesn’t sound like it is right. Everyone is asking ‘Why England is not too successful in big tournaments?’“Ask what other big countries are doing at this time – they have their legs on the sofa and are watching English football.”Within minutes of the press conference finishing Verheijen had already responded.“Liverpool manager Klopp caused 20 hamstring injuries in 10 months but keeps blaming external factors for injuries,” he wrote on Twitter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

Every Chelsea player currently out on loan from Christian Pulisic to Reece James

first_img 15 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Jack WakelyOn loan at: Basingstoke TownLeague appearances: UnavailablePrevious loans: NoneKurt ZoumaOn loan at: EvertonLeague appearances: 24Previous loans: Saint-Etienne (2014), Stoke City (17-18) Christian Pulisic will be joining Chelsea in the summer Josh GrantOn loan at: Yeovil TownLeague appearances: 7Previous loans: NoneMichael HectorOn loan at: Sheffield WednesdayLeague appearances: 26Previous loans: Reading (15-16), Eintracht Frankfurt (16-17), Hull City (17-18)Reece JamesOn loan at: Wigan AthleticLeague appearances s: 38Previous loans: NoneTomas KalasOn loan at: Bristol CityLeague appearances: 27Previous loans: Sigma Olomouc (10-11), Vitesse (11-12, 12-13), Cologne (14-15), Middlesbrough (15-16), Fulham (16-17, 17-18) Rahman in rare action for Chelsea Jacob MaddoxOn loan at: Cheltenham TownLeague appearances: 33Previous loans: NoneVictor MosesOn loan at: FenerbacheLeague appearances: 6Previous loans: Liverpool (2013-14), Stoke City (2014-15), West Ham United (15-16) 15 Todd KaneOn loan at: Hull CityLeague appearances: 33Previous loans: Preston (12-13), Blackburn (13-14), Bristol City (14-15), Nottingham Forest (2015), NEC Nijmegen (15-16), Groningen (17-18), Oxford United (2018)Matt MiazgaOn loan at: ReadingLeague appearances: 10Previous loans: Vitesse (16-17, 17-18), Nantes (18-19)Kenneth OmeruoOn loan at: LeganesLeague appearances: 16Previous loans: ADO Den Haag (12-13), Middlesbrough (14-15), Kasimpasa (15-16, 17-18), Alanyaspor (16-17)Baba RahmanOn loan at: ReimsLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: Schalke (16-17, 18-19) The Blues may need to dip into their extensive back up cast with an impending transfer ban for the next two windows.One player who has shined this season is Reece James at Wigan Athletic as he was named in the Championship team of the year this week. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 15 Mason MountOn loan at: Derby CountyLeague appearances: 24Previous loans: Vitesse (17-18)Charly MusondaOn loan at: VitesseLeague appearances: 0Previous loans: Real Betis (16-17), Celtic (2018)NathanOn loan at: Atletico MineiroLeague appearances: 7Previous loans: Vitesse (15-16, 16-17), Amiens (17-18), Belenenses (2018)Kasey PalmerOn loan at: Bristol CityLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: Huddersfield (16-17, 17-18), Derby (2018), Blackburn (18-19) BEST OF Getty 15 Izzy BrownOn loan at: Leeds UnitedLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: Vitesse (15-16), Rotherham (16-17), Huddersfield (2017), Brighton (17-18)Alvaro MorataOn loan at: Atletico MadridLeague appearances: 6Previous loans: None 15 Kasey Palmer has joined Bristol City on loan until the end of the season after Chelsea terminated his spell at Blackburn huge blow Eduardo has played for the club’s Under-23s 15 Tomas Kalas is currently at Bristol City 15 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Lucas Piazon is at Chievo REPLY This may explain why they bought Christian Pulisic in January and immediately loaned him back out to Borussia Dortmund.Here is every single player who is currently out on loan from Chelsea:GoalkeepersNathan Baxter On loan at: Yeovil TownLeague appearances: 28Previous loans: Metropolitan Police (16-17), Solihuill Moors (16-17), Woking (17-18)Bradley CollinsOn loan at: Burton AlbionLeague appearances: 27Previous loans: Forest Green Rovers (17-18)EduardoOn loan at: VitesseLeague appearances:  16Previous loans: None Jared ThompsonOn loan at: Warrenpoint TownLeague appearances: UnavailablePrevious loans: Chippenham Town (17-18)Ethan WadyOn loan at: Tooting & Mitcham UnitedLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: NoneKarlo ZigerOn loan at: Sutton UnitedLeague appearances: NonePrevious loans: NoneDefendersOla AinaOn loan at: TorinoLeague appearances: 20Previous loans: Hull City (17-18)Trevoh ChalobahOn loan at: IpswichLeague appearances: 30Previous loans: None Lewis BakerOn loan at: ReadingLeague appearances: 11Previous loans: Sheffield Wednesday (2015), MK Dons (2015), Vitesse (15-16, 16-17), Middlesbrough (17-18), Leeds (18-19)Kylian HazardOn loan at: Cercle BruggeLeague appearances: 16Previous loans: NoneKenedy On loan at: Newcastle UnitedLeague appearances: 22Previous loans: Watford (2016), Newcastle (2018) MidfieldersVictorien AngbanOn loan at: MetzLeague appearances: 18Previous loans: Sint-Truiden (15-16), Granada (16-17), Waasland-Beveren (17-18)Tiemoue BakayokoOn loan at: AC MilanLeague appearances: 22Previous loans: None LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED Kenedy is on his second loan spell at Newcastle Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Chelsea starlet Jay Dasilva on loan at Charlton Trevoh Chalobah is on loan from Ipswich Michy Batshuayi has been at three different clubs on loan Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Danilo PanticOn loan at: PartizanLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: Vitesse (15-16), Excelsior (16-17), Partizan (17-18)Mario PasalicOn loan at: AtalantaLeague appearances: 24Previous loans: Elche (14-15), Monaco (15-16), Milan (16-17), Spartak Moscow (17-18)Lucas PiazonOn loan at: ChievoLeague appearances: 2Previous loans: Malaga (2013), Vitesse (13-14), Eintracht Frankfurt (14-15), Reading (15-16), Fulham (16-17, 17-18) Dujon SterlingOn loan at: Coventry CityLeague appearances: 31Previous loans: NoneFikayo TomoriOn loan at: Derby CountyLeague appearances: 24Previous loans: Brighton (2017), Hull (17-18) REVEALED Tomori is a powerful, intelligent defender 15 15 Kurt Zouma has made 24 appearances for Everton this season 15 ADVICE Jack Clarke-SalterOn loan at: VitesseLeague appearances: 13Previous loans: Bristol Rovers (16-17), Sunderland (17-18)Frankaty DaboOn loan at: Sparta RotterdamLeague appearances: 1Previous loans: Swindon Town (16-17), Vitesse (17-18)Jay DasilvaOn loan at: Bristol CityLeague appearances: 19Previous loans: Charlton (16-17, 17-18) Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 15 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tammy Abraham has 21 goals for Aston Villa this season This is not always successful, though, as they have a habit of letting some slipping through the net. Think of Kevin De Bruyne who has gone on to be one of the best players in the Premier League.They even have a third Hazard brother on their books who is currently plying his trade in Belgium. Victor Moses has been on loan at several different clubs Tiemoue Bakayoko does not want to return to Chelsea REVEALED 15 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Chelsea have an eye-watering 43 players out on loan spread far and wide across the English leagues and abroad.Most are young players sent out to hone the skills in the hope that some may develop into stars of the future. 15 Christian PulisicOn loan at: Borussia DortmundLeague appearances: 15Previous loans: None – joining Chelsea at the end of the seasonJosimar Quintero On loan at: Lleida EsportiuLeague appearances: 14Previous loans: Rostov (17-18), Real Betis B (2018)ForwardsTammy AbrahamOn loan at: Aston VillaLeague appearances: 31Previous loans: Bristol City (16-17), Swansea (17-18)Michy BatshuayiOn loan at: Crystal PalaceLeague appearances: 6Previous loans: Borussia Dortmund (2018), Valencia (18-19) 15 15 no dice last_img read more

Liverpool legend slept on the floor with homeless people to make it to Madrid

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion MOST POPULAR FOOTBALL NEWS JIBE 2 SORRY While Barnes was willing to go to the ends of the earth for his side, the former England international could not resist having a cheeky dig at his former Liverpool teammate Ian Rush.“I am not going to mention any names, about other divas who played for Liverpool, my former teammates who would have wanted to be in a five star hotel,” he said.“I slept on the floor of the train station for three hours, that is how much of a fan I am. I am not going to say who wouldn’t have done it… Ian Rush… But apart from that, that is my commitment to the cause.” TROPHY The Liverpool squad train in Madrid ahead of the Champions League Final scrap LATEST getty Liverpool legend John Barnes revealed he slept next to homeless people in his bid to watch the Champions League Final.The Reds take on fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid from 8pm – a game you can hear live on talkSPORT. gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 John Barnes slept on the floor of a train station to make it to Madrid Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest “My flight from Santorini got cancelled, so I then had to fly from Santorini to Athens, from Athens to Barcelona.“I got to Barcelona at 2am, I had to get a train to Madrid, it was not until 5am, the train station is not open until 4am.From 2am until 4am I was lying on the floor outside the train station with a lot of homeless people before the train station opened.“That’s how committed I was to getting here.” Barnes was on holiday with his family in Santorini, but his flight to the Spanish capital was cancelled so he was forced to take a marathon detour.The 55-year-old flew to Athens before catching a connecting flight to Barcelona, where he was due to board a train.But Barnes arrived at the station in Barcelona at 2am, three hours before his train, and two hours before the doors opened.He told the Liverpool Echo: “I was with my family in Santorini, I had to be here at 8:30am on Thursday morning. revealed whoops Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea getty 2last_img read more

Divers Hyundai reintroduce 0% Finance on used cars

first_imgDivers Hyundai has reintroduced their 0% Finance promotion on a range of quality used cars following the success of the initiative earlier this year!Having rearranged their showroom to accommodate a selection of the cars on offer you are invited to call in and avail of this fantastic offer.The maximum borrowing for this promotion is €10,000 over 36 months so by calling to their premises at Canal Road, Letterkenny you can discuss the various options available to you. When you purchase from a reputable dealer such as Divers Hyundai, who are celebrating 35 years at Canal Road, Letterkenny you can purchase with the knowledge and peace of mind that their after sales service is second to none.Is the notion on you? Have you been thinking that you might buy a quality used car in the foreseeable future? Or after reading this have you just realized that this is the offer that you have been looking for?If so why not call in and talk to Gavin, Anthony or Ray and remember that if you borrow ten grand that’s exactly what you will be paying back over three years. Divers Hyundai supplying new and quality used cars at this location for thirty five years.Visit Divers Hyundai today at: Canal Road, Letterkenny Co. DonegalFor opening times and a glimpse of the fantastic used car range, check out: Hyundai reintroduce 0% Finance on used cars was last modified: October 13th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:0% financeDiver’s Hyundaimotoringused carslast_img read more

Abu Tratter making most of chance to train with Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJust like his fellow “23-for-23” cadets, Abu Tratter couldn’t help but be starstruck over the star power he worked with when he attended his first Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday.“At first, I was just shocked to see June Mar (Fajardo) and Gabe (Norwood) and just to be able to be in the midst of them. I even asked them for a picture, and hopefully, they’ll still give me one. It’s just humbling,” he shared after the national team wrapped up the hour-long session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA volleyball: Undefeated Arellano far from perfect, says coach ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Tratter knows very well how tough the competition will be to earn those coveted spots for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Without much guarantee, he’s just relishing this opportunity to rock the Philippine threads and train with some of the best players in the country.“Just to be able to see these guys, to be able to practice with these guys, and to be able take in whatever information I can from them is already big for me. Hopefully in the future, I can apply it to my game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The 6-foot-7 Tratter was one of the eight frontcourt players coach Chot Reyes listed in his 2023 cadet pool and was the lone Lasallian to make the cut.But his height wasn’t the lone reason he earned the ticket to the national team pool as the 25-year-old knows that it’s his grit that brought him to this stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I think, just doing the dirty work — whatever the team needed, whatever rebound or any steals, anything a player would need to pick up on,” said Tratter, who is set to play for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“That’s what I’m all about: turning garbage into gold. Get anything, sweep up anything, and try to put the ball back.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more