Man Utd confirm Alex Ferguson out of intensive care

first_imgThe esteem with which Ferguson is held around the world was reflected in an outpouring of well wishes, including from a number of United’s rivals and figures the Scot challenged for trophies during a glorious career.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Ferguson as “absolutely the boss”.“All the Manchester City fans in the stadium, you cannot find one person who does not wish the best for an amazing person,” said Pep Guardiola, manager of cross-city rivals Manchester City on the day City lifted the Premier League trophy.“The whole football world is incredible but outside of that as well, from all corners of the globe and different walks of life, people have shown their support,” United club captain Michael Carrick told MUTV.“That’s the effect he had on people. It was the effect he had on everyone. He means a lot to me, as he does to this club.”Share on: WhatsApp ARCHIVE PHOTO: Alex FergusonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United confirmed on Wednesday that legendary former manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.Ferguson, 76, was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure on Saturday after a fall at his home near Manchester.“Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” United said in a statement.“His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.”United’s statement was the first update on Ferguson’s condition provided by the club since saying the procedure on the haemorrhage on Saturday had gone “very well”.Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013.Earlier on Wednesday, current United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are “very positive” Ferguson would make a full recovery.last_img read more

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Saint Martin’s University Proudly Recognizes its 10th America’s Service Heroes Scholarship…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityStaff Sgt. Michael A. Vidick, a member of the U.S. Air Force for more than 11 years, has been chosen by Saint Martin’s University as its 10th recipient of the America’s Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was announced November 3 at the University’s Gala 2018, a major fundraising event for University student scholarships.The America’s Service Heroes Scholarship was created in partnership with America’s Credit Union to provide financial assistance to service members and their families who have sacrificed for our nation’s well-being and security, says Cruz Arroyo, associate dean for administration at Saint Martin’s University – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Campuses. “The foremost wish of the scholarship’s founders and supporters was to provide support to the defenders of our nation pursuing their higher education goals,” he said. “It was their wish to provide financial relief and support to all of America’s Service Heroes serving around the globe.”Vidick, who is originally from Pueblo, Colorado, joined the Air Force right out of high school and at 18 began his journey at the Air Force’s Basic Training Gateway, Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. From two combat tours in Iraq to a role as an agent with the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he worked dangerous missions, to desk sergeant duties, Vidick has shown an ability to complete every task and mission given. He holds five Air Force Commendation Medals and, most notably, one Army Commendation and one Army Achievement Medal earned during two combat tours in Iraq while embedded with Army Military Police units. He also has a second Army Achievement award for community service. These awards are rare achievements for most Air Force members.Vidick completed an associate of applied science degree in police science in 2007 from the Community College of the Air Force. He is enrolled at Saint Martin’s University as a criminal justice major. He holds a 3.72 cumulative GPA and aims to complete his Saint Martin’s degree soon. Vidick’s goal is to become a police officer after he leaves the Air Force.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

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FRONT RUNNING HAY DUDE TAKES $65,000 LEROIDESANIMAUX PURSE BY 5 ½ LENGTHS UNDER APPRENTICE DAVID LOPEZ; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.66

first_imgPICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $45,040 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016)–With the temporary inner rail set at 30 feet, apprentice David Lopez shot to the early lead aboard English-bred Hay Dude and never looked back en route to a convincing 5 ½ length score in Thursday’s $65,000 Leroidesanimaux Purse allowance at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Hay Dude, who had been idle since Nov. 12 at Del Mar, got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.66.“He was on the muscle these past few weeks and I wanted him forwardly placed,” said D’Amato. “I wanted something a little different with him, and it worked.”Dispatched as the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight older horses, Hay Dude paid $7.20, $4.40 and $2.80.Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Hay Dude, a 6-year-old gelding, had a pair of second place finishes from six stateside starts and thus got his first U.S. win in the Leroidesanimaux. With the winner’s share of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $158,039 and improved his overall mark to 19-4-4-4.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Abbey Vale lacked room a furlong out but rallied from next to last in the early stages to be second, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Soi Phet. Off at 5-1, Abbey Vale paid $5.20 and $3.60.Soi Phet, who was put into a drive around the far turn, lacked the necessary rally and finished third with Flavien Prat aboard. Off at 5-1, he paid $4.40 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover into Friday at Santa Anita of $45,040 and it’s expected Friday’s total Pick Six pool should exceed $250,000. First post time for an eight-race program is 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Marseille join Tottenham in chase for striker dubbed ‘Little Ibrahimovic’

first_imgMarseille are ready to reignite their interest in Tottenham target Wissam Ben Yedder – the striker dubbed ‘Little Ibrahimovic’.The French club attempted a late summer move for the 24-year-old Toulouse ace, but failed in their bid to land him.But now reports in France have suggested that Marseille are ready to go back for the forward when the January transfer window opens.Yedder has averaged 15 league goals a season over the past three campaigns but he has so far scored just once in 10 outings this term.However Marseille, who are struggling in 13th having won only four of their opening 13 games, reckon he can rekindle his best form.Yedder has been at Toulouse his whole career but has been heavily linked with Tottenham, who have been in the market for a new striker for the past 18 months.However they may be in danger of missing out on him if Marseille do ramp up their interest. Wissam Ben Yedder 1last_img read more

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Higgins eyeing victory number three

first_imgKilburn middleweight Alan Higgins will be looking to make it three stoppage victories out of three when he faces Italian Matteo Cecchetto at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Sunday.Higgins followed a first-round win on his professional debut with another explosive display last time out, when he travelled to Finland to stop Richard Hadju in two rounds.And the 24-year-old, who will have a three-inch height advantage over Cecchetto, believes he can dispose of him in similar fashion.“He’s 5ft 9in and his last fight was at light-heavyweight, so he’s a strong, stocky guy I expect to come forward,” Higgins told West London Sport.“I should be able to keep my distance and land my shots. I’d like to win by knockout and I think I can.”He added: “I’m getting great experience – this will be three different nationalities I’ll have faced already.“The training and sparring have gone really well. I’m just looking forward to Sunday now.”See also:Kilburn boxer Higgins set for pro debut Perfect start for Kilburn boxer HigginsHiggins wins on professional debutSecond victory for Kilburn’s 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Beast Mode’? Marshawn Lynch mad that TV show claims the title

first_img— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) December 19, 2018Lynch, a native of Oakland and … Shame on the executives at the cable network TNT. They’ve gone and awakened the beast in Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.TNT is apparently developing a show called “Beast Mode” that has nothing to do with Lynch and he’s not happy about it.That was made abundantly clear when Lynch learned of some casting news for the show and tweeted his disapproval:What da fuck is this???? pic.twitter.com/4iX3oIoUPxlast_img read more

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New body to regulate South Africa’s legal practitioners

first_imgThe Legal Practice Bill has been signed into law by South African president Jacob Zuma, the Presidency’s spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement last week.President Jacob Zuma recently signed into law an act that will see all lawyers – both advocates and attorneys – fall under a single regulatory body for the first time. (Image: GCIS)Brand South Africa ReporterThe Legal Practice Bill has been signed into law by South African president Jacob Zuma, the Presidency’s spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement last week.The Act will see all lawyers – both advocates and attorneys – fall under a single regulatory body for the first time. The South African Legal Practice Council (SALPC) will be assisted by provincial councils in its daily operations.The passing of the Act “brings to fruition many years of discussions, negotiations and even concessions that began in the time of the late Dullah Omar, democratic South Africa’s first minister of justice”, Maharaj said.“While the time taken to promote and enact this historical statute might seem overly long, the time taken has been well spent.”The deliberations during the bill’s passage through Parliament had ensured its many provisions had been thoroughly considered, he said. The changes were aimed at ensuring a legal profession that was not only transformed, but also independent, as well as one that promoted the values underpinning the Constitution and upholding the rule of law.“The transformation of the legal profession, like the transformation of the judiciary and our court system, is crucial for our young constitutional democracy,” Maharaj said. “Transformation of the legal profession is a constitutional imperative. The legal profession constitutes part of the judicial machinery that provides services aimed at promoting access to justice.”The passing of the bill into law has been welcomed by the Law Society of SA (LSSA).“This is a historic event for the legal profession as it signals the formal start to a new dispensation,” LSSA co-chairs Max Boqwana and Ettienne Barnard said in a statement.It would usher in a transparent, transformed, public-centred and responsive profession, changes which the profession has long supported.The SALPC will comprise mostly legal practitioners, but will also include other important role players whose “expertise and experience will enhance the objects of the regulatory body”.“While there is a single regulatory body, the Legal Practice Act allows for advocates and attorneys to continue in their respective areas of specialisation. The council, when carrying out its regulatory function, would consider and recognise these differences and similarities, where appropriate.The Presidency said legal practitioners would continue to be admitted as officers of the courts – and the courts would continue to remove them from practice, should it be necessary.“The council will also play a crucial role in the professional conduct of legal practitioners and develop a single code of conduct that applies to all lawyers,” Maharaj said.Features of the ActThe Act states that disciplinary bodies that adjudicate on cases of alleged misconduct will be open and transparent and will consist not only of lawyers, but also of lay persons.“While the assent by the President to this Act marks a huge milestone in our history, its full implementation can only be realised after the National Forum on the Legal Profession established in Chapter 10 has completed its mandate, for which a period of three years has been given,” Maharaj said.The mandate of this forum was to put systems and procedures in place for the full implementation of the legislation.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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German media shows interest in Delhi CWG

first_imgDespite Germany being a non-participating nation in the Commonwealth Games, its media is showing interest in the sporting extravaganza marred by allegations of corruption, prompting Indian Embassy to be pro-active in promoting the next month’s event in Delhi.”Usually media here in Germany does not carry news related to the Commonwealth Games as our country is not a member of it. But, as there were some reports of allegations of corruption in the projects related to mega games event, some kind of curiosity among people has been developed about the big event,” German Journalists Association spokesperson Eva Wesnej said.Officials at the Indian Embassy also said the German media is showing some interest in the Games and they have initiated some steps to generate awareness about the event, which will be held in Delhi between October 3-14.”Though Germany is not participating being a non Commonwealth nation, the Embassy has taken steps to generate awareness about the Games in through a lot of organisational activities,” Ashutosh Agrawal, First Secretary at the Embassy of India told PTI.Building on that interest, press releases and selective mailers on developments related to the games will be issued by the embassy officials during the Commonwealth Games.”There have been short news items/news agency snippets in the local print media… We will issue regular press releases on important events during the Games period,” Agarwal said.”We have put up posters and brochures on CWG at the offices of main travel agents and sports association etc in various cities in Germany,” he said, adding these preparations are going on in spite of the low local response to the event.advertisementThe officials are also in talks with television channels in India for important feeds during the Games.”We plan to show important sporting events and opening/closing ceremonies live to select invitees in Embassy’s auditorium subject to availability of TV-feed from India. We are working out possibilities for the same,” he added.The CWG has been rocked by controversies, including alleged corruption charges against top Organising Committee officials and shoddy construction work of the venues.last_img read more

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Women shooters break into the male bastion

first_imgSeeing their cheery disposition, it is easy to think that Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat are your average girls next door. But don’t be fooled, because behind that ever-present laughter are two talented and extremely competitive souls. Throughout the day, despite the pressure of expectations from a decent gathering of people, Anisa looked relaxed. But the real story, she said, was different.”I am naturally a very cheerful person and those who know me have been telling me all day that I’m looking different – very serious. I am prone to laughing a lot but I’ve been keeping myself under control today,” the Pune girl said with a giggle. Anisa’s coach, Syed Wazir Ali, accepted that he had told her to be serious during the competition. “Generally when we are at the range and can’t find her, all we need to do is just listen carefully for the sound of laughter, and there she is.Today, I had specifically told her to keep that under control, so that it doesn’t affect her concentration. After all, shooting is such a precise sport and one minor mistake can make a huge difference to the final outcome,” he said. The 29-year-old also had a serious message to deliver to the women of the country. “Shooting is ideal for women. It is not physically too demanding and, being an individual sport, it doesn’t really have too much scope for interference from others. I hope that with our success here, more women will be inspired to come out and play,” Anisa said, reflecting the motto of the Games. Rahi, on the other hand, was extremely pleased to finish with silver. “The first time I picked up a gun was three years ago, so my journey has been really good so far,” the 19-year-old said. Born in Kolhapur, Rahi’s inspi ration was 50m rifle prone world champion Tejaswini Sawant.advertisement”Tejaswini’s success at the previous Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (she won two gold medals) was really the reason I took up the sport. I watched the last one on TV and won the silver in this one, so I couldn’t be happier,” she said. When quizzed about why she didn’t take up rifle shooting like her idol, Rahi quipped: “I don’t really like all the things rifle shooters have to carry around, like their shooting attire and their big rifles. Pistol is much easier that way.” Asked about the pistol shooters’ complaint that there was no specialist coach for them, Rahi said it didn’t matter much. “I guess the lack of a specialist coach is actually helping the pistol shooters, because they are learning on their own and making a bigger effort to win,” she said.last_img read more

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Wrestlers will find the going tough in Asiad

first_imgDespite a windfall of medals at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, the Indian wrestling contingent will go into its next big assignment with relatively modest expectations.Steel minister Virbharda Singh (left) felicitates Sushil Kumar (right) and shooter Deepak Sharma in New Delhi on Monday.Indian grapplers dominated the mats on home turf, winning as many as 10 gold medals along with five silver and four bronze.But the team management is realistic in face of the tough competition they will face at the Asian Games starting in Guangzhou, China, on November 12.”We are confident of winning three or four medals,” Yashvir Singh, coach of world champion Sushil Kumar, told Mail Today on Monday.He, however, declined to predict if there will be any gold medals for India in wrestling.Yashvir was recently named ‘Coach of the Year 2010’ by the International Wrestling Federation after he guided Sushil to the gold medal at the world championship in Moscow last month.He is aware of the tough challenge posed by wrestlers from Iran, Japan, Mongolia and Central Asian republics at continental meets.Sushil will not be competing in Guangzhou as he is recuperating from shoulder, neck and arm injuries.”He got injured at the world championship and aggravated it at the Commonwealth Games,” his coach said.The wrestler himself was not sure when he will be back in action.”The doctors at the Sports Authority of India are handling the case. The report will come in the next few days after which we will know the extent of the damage,” Sushil said. “I will go by what the doctors advise me.” Yashvir said the injury was not likely to pose any long-term damage to his ward. “Most probably, Sushil will be out of action for two-three months. After missing the Asian Games, his next target will be the 2011 world championship to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, next September,” he said.advertisementBeing the world champion, Sushil would have been the favourite in his weight category at the Asian Games. Hence, India is likely to miss out on a gold medal in Guangzhou.Also, Alka Tomar, who won the gold medal in the 59kg category at the Commonwealth Games, is also not going to China.”Her weight category was not included at the Asian Games. She tried her hand in the 63kg section but lost to Suman Kundu in the trials,” Yashvir said.Suman had clinched the bronze medal in that weight category at the Delhi Games.Despite the absence of two top wrestlers, Yashvir was confident of India producing a good show.”We have Yogeshwar Dutt, who won the gold medal in the 60kg category at the Commonwealth Games and has made a strong comeback from a career-threatening knee injury, as well as Narsingh Pancham Yadav, who won the gold at the Delhi Games as well as the Asian Championship earlier this year,” he said.”As far as the Japanese and Iranian wrestlers are concerned, we have faced them before and beaten them as well.” The wrestling camp for the Asian Games starts in Sonepat on Tuesday.Sushil, Yogeshwar and shooter Deepak Sharma, who won a silver medal in the 50m free pistol pairs event, were felicitated by Steel Authority of India Limited on Monday.Steel minister Virbhadra Singh announced a cash prize of Rs five lakh for the two gold medallists, and Rs three lakh for Sharma, who came second in his event in partnership with Omkar Singh, behind Singapore’s Bin Gai and Swee Hon Lim.”I am happy with the silver medal but will have to improve if I want to make a mark at the Asian Games,” Sharma told Mail Today. “It will be tougher in Guangzhou,” he said. “China, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan and the Middle-East have some of the best shooters in the business.” The shooters camp for the Asian Games is likely to start on October 25 in Pune and Delhi.”I will work on my technique at the camp and try to improve it in the lead-up to the Games,” Sharma said.last_img read more

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