10 months ago​Fulham boss Ranieri explains Mitrovic struggles at Newcastle

first_img​Fulham boss Ranieri explains Mitrovic struggles at Newcastleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaudio Ranieri believes that Aleksandar Mitrovic had a tough time settling at Newcastle.Ranieri was speaking about his star striker, who showed a completely different level of performance as soon as he left the Magpies for Fulham in January last season.Now he is headed back to Newcastle with Fulham for a Premier League clash this weekend.Ranieri said in his press conference about the situation: “Aleksandar [Mitrovic] in Newcastle didn’t do a very good job because when a player comes from another country it’s not easy to adapt immediately to English football.”But in Fulham he’s adapted very, very well. And I hope he can do a very outstanding match.”I don’t know if they will give a warm welcome to Aleksandar, but I hope Aleksandar will make a very good match.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoImpossible for Chelsea to sell Barcelona target Willian says Sarri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Impossible for Chelsea to sell Barcelona target Willian says Sarriby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says it is impossible to lose Willian during the current transfer window.The winger has been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks.Asked about the Blaugrana’s reported interest in Willian, Sarri said: “I didn’t receive anything yesterday. I have no idea.”You have to contact the club and ask about the market, because if you ask me about the market, you put me in trouble because I don’t know how to answer. As you know, Willian for us is very important.”I think he can do better, he can do better because of his potential but he is really very important to us, so I think it is impossible to lose him in January.” last_img read more

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23 days agoSouthampton midfielder Romeu happy for Lampard over Chelsea return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu happy for Lampard over Chelsea returnby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu has backed former team-mate Frank Lampard to be a success at Chelsea.The pair played with each other at Stamford Bridge after Romeu joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2011.They will reunite again when Saints host Chelsea at St. Mary’s this Sunday.Speaking about Lampard, Romeu said: “He was such a good player and a good professional.”It’s good to see him doing that role there because he was a good leader and an amazing professional.”As a player, I don’t think there is much else to say because we all know what he did and how good he was.”Now, as a manager, I think he can also step in and do a great job.” last_img read more

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Video: Clemson Releases 360-Degree Tour Of New Football Complex

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Back in February, Clemson announced that it would be building a new 140,000 square-foot football facility ahead of the 2017 season. Friday, the school officially broke ground on the project. Clemson also released a two-minute video to give fans a 360-degree view of what it’ll look like when it’s completed.The facility will include a number of ridiculous amenities, including a barber shop, an arcade, laser tag, a 24-seat HD theater, an indoor golf simulator, an indoor slide, and a replica of both The Hill and Howard’s Rock. You can read more here.Today we celebrate the groundbreaking of our new 140,000 square-foot facility! See more: https://t.co/NYsOf3Yj5x pic.twitter.com/P7JKgE4YhK— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 6, 2015WATCH || Take a virtual tour of the $55 million facility & hear from Coach Swinney, Thad Turnipseed & @ClemsonDRad: https://t.co/O4VwwfA35V— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 6, 2015It’s pretty obvious that Clemson is serious about keeping its football program elite. The new facility will certainly help with recruiting.last_img read more

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Fashion Industry Poised to Become Major Factor in Economy – Minister Williams

first_img Speaking at the launch of the 14th staging of Saint International’s ‘Style Week Jamaica’, which will run from May 16 to 20, the Minister said the performance of Jamaica’s fashion models has captured centre stage on many international runways, noting that these strides are being made as a result of the “trendsetting style” of local model management agencies such as Saint International and others. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the local fashion industry is poised to become a significant sector in the Jamaican economy.Speaking at the launch of the 14th staging of Saint International’s ‘Style Week Jamaica’, which will run from May 16 to 20, the Minister said the performance of Jamaica’s fashion models has captured centre stage on many international runways, noting that these strides are being made as a result of the “trendsetting style” of local model management agencies such as Saint International and others.The launch was held at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa, 39 Lady Musgrave Road, on May 14.During the five days of Style Week, a major runway will be opened to the best fashion designers, who will showcase next season’s trends as they unveil their 2019 collections.“At the same time, Saint International will be featuring several international stars on one runway in a show that promises class and style. This will be one of those opportunities for Jamaicans to witness the stellar performance of Saint stars, including Tami Williams, Naki Depass, Johnny B and others,” Mrs. Williams said.She pointed out that fashion makes a noteworthy contribution to the economies of countries that are deemed to be international fashion Meccas around the globe.“Here in Jamaica, as Saint International and others set the trend for international model management, they are becoming significant contributors to the local creative economy,” the Minister said.She noted that fashion is a US$1.2-trillion global industry that employs people across numerous occupations, such as fashion designers, models, lawyers, accountants, copywriters, social media directors, and project managers.“Our unemployment figures have been on a downward trend, with the unemployment rate standing at 9.6 per cent. We know that the local fashion industry is a dynamic one, and it is gradually contributing to our country’s improved labour statistics; therefore, it is initiatives such as ‘Style Week’ [that] will assist us to track the trends, and record the contribution that the creative industry generates for our economy,” Mrs. Williams said.For his part, Chief Executive Officer of Saint International, Deiwght Peters, said that Style Week will provide an opportunity for persons to participate in and engage “the creators, who will unveil on this platform what they deem to be their own interpretation, their creative inspiration for spring and summer 2019”.He added that Saint International is a leading exporter of black models to the world, and is now “charged with the responsibility to position this Jamaican creative industry, named fashion, as a brand product or industry champion that will not only speak the global fashion language very articulately, but certainly create the kind of economic movement that creates jobs”.In the meantime, Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, said that Saint International has opened opportunities for individuals to expand their horizon, adding that Style Week is an opportunity to showcase brand Jamaica.The week of activities include Posh in Black, to be held on May 16 at Campari Headquarters, New Kingston; French Elan (Red Carpet), to be held on May 17 at the Mansion at the French Embassy; Careers in International Fashion on May 18; City Style-Part two to be held on May 18 at the Urban Development Corporation’s Southern Car Park, downtown Kingston; Fashion Block on May 19 at Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston; and International Mecca of Style at the Digicel Headquarters, downtown Kingston on May 20. During the five days of Style Week, a major runway will be opened to the best fashion designers, who will showcase next season’s trends as they unveil their 2019 collections. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the local fashion industry is poised to become a significant sector in the Jamaican economy. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Trafigura Concludes Charter Contract for TNGs Dalmacija

first_imgMultinational commodity trading company Trafigura has terminated a time charter contract for chemical/product tanker Dalmacija with Croatian shipping company Tankerska Next Generation (TNG).  After nearly three years from delivery, the duo has mutually agreed to conclude an almost fully utilized time charter employment contract for the eco-designed MR product tanker.The 56,000 cbm vessel has been redelivered with compensation for early re-delivery, in line with the contractual terms.“The re-delivery of MT Dalmacija enables the company to capitalize on the spot or the time charter market in a period encompassed by new regulatory requirements, with the aim of achieving the most favorable commercial and operational efficiency of the vessel, in accordance with the fleet employment strategy,” TNG said.Built at SPP shipyard in South Korea, Dalmacija is one of six MR2 product tankers in TNG’s fleet.In November 2015, the ship started working for Trafigura at a time charter rate of USD 17,750 per day. The three-year contract included a one-year option at USD 19,750 per day, VesselsValue’s data shows.last_img read more

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Tumbler Ridges receives an unexpected gift from a visitor

first_imgThere was an estimated infusion of roughly 5000 people to the town of Tumbler Ridge that has a population of 2000 people. With the hotels filled to capacity and restaurants trying to accommodate the needs of their guests, Bertrand said: “Hats off to them for putting in the hard work and trying to satisfy all the visitors.”At times with 5-6 hour waits to see the Throne, “I was absolutely impressed by the good spirits of everybody even with the long wait times. Everybody seemed to make conversation with their fellow linemates making new connections,” said Bertrand. Even local restauranteurs were bringing food out to the site to sell to the people waiting in line.The economic infusion and the exposure to the area was an unexpected gift, the community stepped up, as we appreciate and know what we have here and we are trying to develop our tourism, “The good publicity and exposure were phenomenal,” said Bertrand.Bertrand shares, 4 boxes of Tumbler Ridge’s new visitor guide, roughly 300 brochures of the area were handed out to the visitors. Bertrand again expresses that even with the lack of time to prepare the level of response to the Throne was “absolutely incredible.”Even now that the Throne is gone, Bertrand shares Wild River Adventure Tours continue to go back to the site of the Throne to clean up the area. “We were not prepared for the amount of garbage and cigarette butts and Randy (Owner/operator of Wild River Adventure Tours) is going back to restore the area to what it was before.” TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – This past week an unexpected visitor left the community of Tumbler Ridge with a gift that Mayor Keith Bertrand says was an incredible opportunity of exposure.The past week the Game of Thrones, Throne was placed near Babcock Creek which drew an unexpected and large following of fans to the area for an opportunity to view and sit upon the Throne. Wild River Adventure Tours were the main organizers and the caretakers of the Throne while it remained in Tumbler Ridge. Bertrand said, “They put in a lot of long days and went above and beyond to make the experience memorable for everybody.”Bertrand shares he is absolutely thrilled by the response to the Throne and that the community saw visitors travel to the area from Seattle, Victoria and Alaska. There was also a Grande Prairie helicopter business offering tours to see the Throne.last_img read more

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Salvation Army gets a modern face lift

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Changes have been taking place at the Salvation Army and the latest update is a modern facelift to the frontage windows of the building.In keeping with the theme of the Food Bank’s new Food Truck, the frontage windows have received the same vinyl wrap treatment that shares wordage such as hope, faith and dignity.Cameron Eggie, Executive Director of the Salvation Army shares that in the summer the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will also be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources. The flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft. The store’s awning would be another detail that would help groom and update the Salvation Army’s appearance yet Eggie said there are no confirmed plans as of yet. Replacement is a significant cost yet Eggie shares, there are alternative options to re-paint and seal the awning by hand.You can contact Cameron Eggie at [email protected] read more about the Food Banks’s Food Truck; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Sweeping electoral reforms needed to end malpractices Hazare

first_imgRalegan Siddh: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has called for large-scale electoral reforms in the country to remove poll-related malpractices and to cleanse the system. The 81-year-old activist lamented that lack of awareness among voters and focus of political parties on winning the elections by hook or crook has led to degeneration of politics, and he saw no bright future for the country if the situation continued. Talking to PTI at his native village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Hazare said voters were one of the pillars of the democracy. “But looking at the reports of cash seizure from various places during the electioneering, one wonders why voters take money to vote. Is this the value of our freedom fighters, who gave us independence?” he asked. Hazare felt that the parties’ approach of coming to power by hook or crook has resulted in criminalisation of politics. “The sanctity of Parliament and state assemblies have come under threat,” he said. The octogenarian said he believed in the Constitution of India, in which there was no mention of election symbols and political parties. “Any individual who is above the age of 25 can contest elections. For the last six years, I am in correspondence with the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking removal of election symbols. The Constitution of India recognises only individuals,” he said. The veteran Gandhian said using the sacrifices of martyrs for seeking votes was saddening. “When the trend is to do anything to come to power, such misuse is seen and voters are sleeping,” he said. He expressed sadness over not getting any response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his 32 letters written on a range of issues. He said the appointment of Lokpal recently done by the Centre was not up to his expectations. “But, I am confident that it will put a break on corrupt practices,” Hazare added. He said he will vote on April 23, as Ahmednagar goes to polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. “I will vote for the correct candidate or exercise the NOTA (none of the above) option,” he said. To a question whether he was following the Lok Sabha election campaign, the activist said, “Society does not remain the focal point in politics. The only motto is to get money through power and power through money.” Hazare said instead of the election symbols, names of candidates and their photos should be enough for voting. “In 1952, when the first (general) elections were held (in India), printing technology was not advanced and hence symbols were used. But now, you do not need symbols. This will curb the entry of undesirable people in the law-making bodies,” he said. If the system of symbols is done away, people with good image and proven track record will get elected, he opined.last_img read more

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Simone Inzaghi backs brother Filippo at Bologna

first_imgLazio manager Simone Inzaghi believes his brother Filippo can turn things around at Bologna, despite beating his team 2-0 on Boxing Day.Lazio versus Bologna on Wednesday afternoon pitted the two brothers against each other in the dugout, but Simone’s Lazio came out victorious with a 2-0 win.It was the first time the two brothers had faced each other as managers.Bologna is left in the relegation zone after the defeat, but Simeone has faith in his brother to change the club’s fortunes.“I think they’re just missing incidents going their way,” Simone Inzaghi said in his post-match Press conference quoted in Football Italia.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“I’m convinced that with the attitude of the second half and recent games, Bologna can get out of this.“When you look at both the European race and the relegation battle there’s not much in it. There are teams who are higher up whose season has hinged on an incident.“Look at Sampdoria after [Riccardo] Saponara’s goal against us.”last_img read more

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