12 days agoInter Milan boss Conte accepts Juventus gap

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgInter Milan boss Conte accepts Juventus gapby Carlos Volcano12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte accepts there’s a gap between themselves and Serie A leaders Juventus.Inter were beaten by Juve before the international break.Conte said, “I don’t think there’s any harm in dreaming, which is true for every fan, player and Coach. You have to then be objective and see what reality has in store for us.“There is a gap and it’s a difficult one to bridge, as I arrived with two clubs (Juventus and Napoli) who have been building together for years.“We have just started our journey, so with hard work and clarity can improve to become competitive and make our fans proud of us. We need a clear mission for the present and what the future can become.“You can only become protagonists with hard work. We mustn’t set limits for ourselves, but at the same time be honest and realistic. That doesn’t mean this Inter won’t challenge in this Serie A season.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HC refuses to intervene in Jet Airways crisis

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court Thursday refused to intervene in the Jet Airways crisis, saying it cannot direct the government and the Reserve Bank of India to rescue a “sick company”. A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar dismissed a writ petition seeking the government and the central bank be asked to direct the consortium of banks help the cash-starved airline, which was grounded from Wednesday indefinitely. Jet Airways’ last flight landed at the city airport past midnight from Amritsar and became the seventh carrier to shutter operations in the past five years. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe over 25-year-old airline had sought a Rs 400-crore emergency fund from its lenders to whom it already owes over Rs 8,500 crore, but was refused as the airline was not ready to offer more collaterals. The writ petition, filed by advocate Mathew Nedumpara, sought among other things a direction to the government and the RBI to ensure that the airline resumes operations till a potential investor was identified. SBI-led banks had invited bids for selling anywhere between 31 and 75 per cent stake in the airline and have already received four initial bids from Jet Airways’ foreign partner Etihad Airways, the sovereign wealth fund NIIF, and two private equity funds–TPG Capital and Indigo Partners. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostJet Airways founder Naresh Goyal, who along with his wife Anita were forced out of the airline late last month by the banks, had also put in bids, but was asked to withdraw after the four bidders threatened to walk out. The banks hope to complete the sale process by May 10. The company has put at stake over 20,000 jobs and owes money to millions of passengers following flight cancellations that began since January apart from owing thousands of crores to its vendors and suppliers. The petitioner said the airline is an “essential service” and therefore, the court must pass orders directing banks, led by the State Bank of India, “to provide such bare minimal funds to Jet as required to keep its flights operational”. The plea also sought the court direct RBI to convene a joint meeting of the banks and Jet management to take emergent steps to keep the airline afloat, during the completion of its ongoing stake sale process. The bench, however, said it cannot ask the government or RBI to release funds for a sick company. “We cannot ask the government to rescue a sick company. The only thing we can do is that if you get a hat, we can pass it around this court room for collecting money for charity,” the court said, dismissing the petition and advised the petitioner to approach the National Company Law Tribunal.last_img read more

Passenger train engine catches fire in MP; none hurt

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first_imgGuna: The engine of a Guna-bound passenger train caught fire Tuesday between Taravat and Bilonia railway stations in Madhya Pradesh, but nobody was injured in the incident, a railway official said. After spotting the fire, the loco pilot of the Gwalior-Bina-Damoh passenger train applied the brakes, following which passengers got off on the tracks. Guna station falls under the Bhopal division of the West Central Railways. “Nobody was injured in the incident which occurred around 12:40 pm,” said Guna-Gwalior section engineer Chandra Prakash Gupta. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A relief train from Guna reached the spot, and flames were doused by separating the bogies from the engine. According to eye witnesses, railway staff and local villagers offered water to the panicked passengers. The train remained stranded on the tracks for nearly two hours, before another locomotive was brought in which pulled the train to Guna station, around 10 kms away from the spot, the official said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Launches Construction of New Dam in Tangier-Tetouan Region

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first_imgTangiers – King Mohammed VI launched this Friday construction of the Kharroub dam, expected to cost MAD 1.6 billion, to consolidate drinking and industrial water supply in the Tangier-Tetouan region.The pilot project falls in line with the Royal speech of July 30, 2000 in which the Sovereign reiterated resolve to carry on the dam-construction policy, started by his  father, the late Hassan II, following an innovating vision based on rational management of water resources.Located over Kharroub river, 45 south of the city of Tangiers and 22 km east of the city of Assilah, the dam will contribute to consolidate water facilities in northern Morocco with the aim of meeting the increasing drinking and industrial water needs and mobilize new available resources, mainly surface water. The landmark project aims to generalize access to drinking water, improve citizens’ living conditions and health, end the isolation of local populations, develop environmental tourism, and will create 470,000 working days during the 60 months of the project construction.With a storage capacity of 185 million cubic meters, the hydraulic structure is financed by the state of the United Arab Emirates and the state general budget.The Tangiers-Tetouan region already counts the Ibn Battouta dam -operational since 1977, the “9 April 1947” dam -operational since 1995, the Tangiers-Med dam  -operational since 2008 and Charf El Akab groundwater table.As part of the upgrading of the Kharroub dam zone, a development program for the Kharroub river upstream catchment area is carried out by the High Commissioner for water and forests and fight against desertification with a budget of MAD 22.4 million.The program will contribute to fighting against soil erosion, preserving eco-systems, rehabilitating the 8,000 ha forest zones, breaking the isolation of 28 localities in the region and preventing floods.A program meant to consolidate drinking water supply to the city of Tangiers and the neighboring localities and centers is being carried out by the national Office of Drinking Water and Electricity (ONEE), with investments worth MAD 1.35 billion.The program will benefit over 1.7 million people by 2030. It consists in expanding the “El Hachef” plant for the treatment of water coming from the “9 April 1947” dam, to reach an additional flow of 1,400 liters/second, and increase drinking water supply in the Tangiers-med Port by building a treatment plant with a capacity of 300 liters/second.The “Kharroub” dam, which is part of the dam-construction policy followed for several years by Morocco, will enrich the national hydraulic facilities and reinforce the irrigation and flood-prevention facilities.last_img read more

Chiefs Linebacker Tamba Hali Leaves Generous 1000 Tip at

September 30, 2019 0 Comments

The Kansas City Chiefs are doing everything right on the field, and it shows with their perfect record of 7-0. Now it appears that one player is doing the same off the field.Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali went out to celebrate with 15 friends and family members for their latest win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at Fogo de Chao. Hali and his party found the restaurant empty and proceeded to eat like kings. Needless to say, the party racked up a bill to the tune of $1,800 with an additional $296.69 for the automatic gratuity. Hali took it one step further to show his appreciation to the wait staff for their efforts, adding $1,000 to the bill for good measure—bringing the total bill to $2827.09. Hali generously left an approximately 71 percent tip.Hali must be banking on the saying, ‘What goes around comes around,’ in hopes to continue the amazing run in the season so far. The Chiefs are the only team in the NFL that has not been beaten this season. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio State tops Duke 1611 and advances to NCAA semifinals

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Senior attack Brendan Fannell takes a shot on the goal against Loyola Maryland during the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (15-4) is advancing to the first NCAA semifinals in program history after beating Duke (13-5) 16-11 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.Coming off a seven-goal performance against Loyola (Maryland), the Buckeyes spoke all week about finding their offense against a Duke team that had piled up 37 goals over their past two games. Safe to say, they found that offense.Senior attackman Eric Fannell led the OSU charge with five goals and two assists, and the rest of the offense made the most of their chances, scoring on 16 of their 31 shot attempts. OSU also received a strong defensive effort from redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey who stopped 14 of 25 shots.The scoring started for the Buckeyes when Fannell buried the game’s first goal just one minute and five seconds into the first quarter.The game remained scoreless for nine minutes before Duke junior attack Justin Guterding scored his 50th goal of the season to tie the game up at one. But just eight seconds before the end of the quarter, redshirt freshman attackman Lukas Buckley found the back of the net for his 14th goal of the season, giving OSU a 2-1 lead.Thirty-seven seconds into the second quarter, it was Fannell again who caught a pass from sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski and buried the one-timer to extend the OSU lead to 3-1. About two minutes later, Fannell beat the defender to get in front of the net and buried his third goal of the game, completing the hat trick and putting OSU up 4-1 with 12:37 remaining in the second quarter.Now trailing by three goals, Duke found some life on a goal from sophomore midfielder John Prendergast just 50 seconds after Fannell’s goal. Then with 10:25 remaining in the second quarter, sophomore attackman Sean Lowrie brought the Blue Devils within one with his 12th goal of the season.Then the Blue Devils started to get sloppy. A slashing penalty gave OSU a chance with the man-up, and senior attackman Austin Shanks made Duke pay with a goal just 14 seconds into the powerplay to give OSU its two-goal lead again. Another Duke penalty gave OSU a chance with the extra-man out there and senior midfielder Johnny Pearson buried a goal off a pass from Fannell to extend his team’s lead to 6-3 — Fannell’s second assist on the man-up.Duke started to come back with seven minutes left in the second quarter with sophomore midfielder Brad Smith’s 20th goal of the season, but 11 seconds later, OSU junior defenseman Freddy Freibott grabbed that goal right back with his fourth of the season. With 5:52 remaining in the second quarter, freshman attackman Tre Leclaire went top-shelf over the left shoulder of the goalie for his 45th goal of the season to push his team ahead by four. Senior midfielder JT Blubaugh added to his team’s lead, bringing the score to 9-4 in favor of the Buckeyes with 4:25 remaining before the end of the first half.Duke opened up the third quarter on a high note, receiving a goal from senior midfielder Jack Bruckner who extended his NCAA-leading point streak to 56 games. Just 5:48 into the second half (1:24 after Bruckner’s goal), Jasinski scored his first goal of the game — 13th of the season — to give OSU back its three-goal lead.Fifty-two seconds later, Fannell buried his fourth goal of the game, but received a hard hit to the back after the score and appeared to be shaken up. He would later re-enter the game.And the Buckeyes were almost certainly pleased Fannell did return, as he added to his goal total with his fifth tally of the night with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter. For the second time in the game, Buckley closed out the quarter for the Buckeyes with a goal, his second of the game and 15th of the season.Lukas Buckley one-timer for an @OhioState_MLAX 13-5 lead at the end of the 3rd. #NCAALaxpic.twitter.com/eosFQiL58o— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAA_Lax) May 20, 2017The fourth quarter started off with a wild play. A sloppy behind-the-back pass attempt from the Buckeyes led to a turnover, and Carey was caught a little bit out of sorts in front of the net by junior midfielder Sean Cerrone who buried a goal just 21 seconds into the fourth quarter.Building off that momentum, Duke freshman attackman Joey Manown capitalized on a successful clear attempt by his defense and scored a goal of his own 33 seconds after his teammate scored.Needing anything to stop the bleeding, OSU took its time in its offensive zone before Jasinski found Blubaugh in front of the net who one-timed the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the game.After the two teams traded goals, Duke saw its two regular season-leading scorers step up as Bruckner added his third and fourth goals of the game, while Guterding tallied his second of the match to cut his team’s deficit down to just five goals.The teams again exchanged goals within the final minute of the game, but OSU held on for the 16-11 victory. read more

Football Five things to expect Urban Meyer to discuss at Big Ten

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

OSU coach Urban Meyer addresses the media during the 2016 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of Jacob Myers| Assistant Sports EditorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer is going to address and take questions from the media for the first time all summer Monday. With the start of the football season about a month away, there are several topics of interest Meyer will likely discuss in Chicago at Big Ten Media Days. 1. Cornerback Depth ChartThe 2017 NFL Draft did not siphon as much Ohio State talent as the prior year’s draft, but it took its tole on the school’s cornerback depth. During the first round alone, both starting cornerbacks — Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore — were taken. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, however, cornerback might remain one of the deepest positions on the team. Junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomores Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette stand out as the early three favorites to see the most playing time, as well as a talented quartet of freshmen in Shaun Wade, Jeffrey Okudah, Marcus Williamson and Amir Riep. 2. Sam Hubbard at linebacker?No position is as deep for the Buckeyes as defensive end. With sophomore Nick Bosa, senior Jalyn Holmes, redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis — reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year — and redshirt junior Sam Hubbard the biggest challenge for Meyer at the position could just be finding playing time for all four linemen.And while the notion of running four defensive ends with just a lone defensive tackle has been mentioned, so too was the possibility of shifting Hubbard to the linebacker position. Hubbard — who originally came to the Buckeyes as a safety — has played exclusively at defensive end throughout his college career and has the size and athleticism for the position. However, the coaches have long praised his speed and versatility, making the prospect of Hubbard moving over to the linebacker position seems possible. 3. Competition at H-backWhen Curtis Samuel declared early for the NFL Draft, a void in the Ohio State offense immediately appeared. Samuel, the team’s leading receiver from a season ago, has been the team’s starting H-back the past two seasons, assisting the Buckeye offense in both the passing game as well as the rushing game. So, who will fill that void for the Buckeyes?The early favorite at the position has been redshirt senior wide receiver Parris Campbell. Campbell finished last season with 121 receiving yards on 13 receptions. He also tallied 54 yards on the ground on four carries, with a touchdown. In addition to Campbell, sophomore running back Demario McCall could be viewed as the man to fill the vacant slot, as he demonstrated both his potential to run the ball effectively in the spring game (83 yards on six carries) as well as impact the passing game, as he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and totaled 48 receiving yards in the game. 4. Progress of passing game under WilsonA focal point for fan criticism over the past few seasons, Ohio State’s passing game has not been the near-juggernaut it was back in 2014. But bringing in a new offensive coordinator — Kevin Wilson — who has led arguably the best passing game in the Big Ten over the past six seasons, Meyer could be on the cusp of turning the team’s fortunes in that area around.At the spring game, fans got a chance to see wideouts like redshirt junior Johnnie Dixon, redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill catch deep ball after deep ball, and rack up gaudy passing yard totals. Sure, it was just a spring game, but it was a sight that fans of the team haven’t seen since the national-championship winning season in 2014. The Buckeyes have had a potent rushing attack the past several seasons, but if Wilson can get the air game back to where it had been a few seasons ago, the Ohio State offense could silence all of its critics. 5. KickerLast season, redshirt-junior Sean Nuernberger was expected to win the kicker duties after finishing the 2015 position as the starter in a battle with transfer Jack Willoughby. But a groin injury to Nuernberger left Tyler Durbin as the starter, who finished the year 63-for-65 in extra-point attempts and 17-for-22 in field goal attempts. Now Durbin is gone, and Nuernberger is in the same position he was in after the 2015 season: wondering if he will enter the year as the starter or be again reduced to the backup spot.The Buckeyes currently have three kickers on the roster who have been battling it out for the starting spot this summer. Along with Nuernberger, Ohio State also has freshman Blake Haubeil on its team. Meyer may shed light on the ongoing battle at the kicker spot in Chicago. read more

Ivan Rakitic Ill get a forehead tattoo if we win World

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCroatia’s Ivan Rakitic has made a jest of how he will get a tattoo on his forehead if Croatia wins the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Croatia who have never reached the final of the World Cup tournament before they secured victory against England to play France in Sunday’s 2018 World Cup final in Moscow.Helping Croatia reach such stage in World Cup is Rakitic and midfielder Luka Modric that have demonstrated to star players for Zlatko Dalic’s side.Reacting to the Sunday match Rakitic suggested he would mark Croatia’s success in a special way if his team beat France.Euro 2020Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…“On my forehead!” Rakitic told reporters when asked if he was planning a tattoo if Croatia wins via Nation.“There’s plenty of space there, as you can see! But first I’ll have to ask my wifeRakitic made his debut for Croatia in 2007 and has since represented the country at UEFA Euro 2008, UEFA Euro 2012, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, earning him over 90 caps.last_img read more

Brighton manager warns of Danny Ings

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Seagulls have received seven goals this season in four matches played and are looking for their second win of the seasonBrighton and Hove Albion are in 14th place in the 2018-2019 English Premier League standings.The team has played four games, getting one victory and one draw, but being defeated twice.And what is worst: they have received seven goals in four matches, by players like Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah, and Alexandar Mitrovic.This is why the Seagull’s boss Chris Hughton warns of Danny Ings ahead of the Southampton match.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“You can have strikers and you can have number nines. A classic number nine that’s a hold-up player or a classic number nine that’s a runner,” Hughton told The Argus.“I think with him he has very good attributes in the forward area. If you want someone who can run behind, that’s very much him with his pace.”“If you want someone who can link a bit more, play a little bit more like a number ten, he can do that,” he added.“I heard one of his interviews and he spoke very, very well about his time at Liverpool. Even though he didn’t play as many games as he would have liked because of injury, I think his experience at Liverpool has helped his all-around game. And at the moment we are seeing that.”last_img read more

Fulham need to be brave – Jokanovic

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAfter suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth, Slavisa Jokanovic believes Fulham need to show more energy and aggression if they want to start winning games.Fulham suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth at Craven Cottage, leaving them in the Premier League relegation zone with just one win this season, and manager Jokanovic has issued a rallying call to his players to improve their form.“I am confident in myself always,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I am working here three years, I know very well the players I have in my hand.“This is hard work, this is not easy for me, for the team. We need to be brave, we need to push forward, play better football and to win the games.AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.The three goals Fulham conceded on Saturday mean they have now conceded 28 goals this season, highest in the Premier League.“We tried to be a little bit more solid, more organized.” Jokanovic continued.“At the end where we started to play better football in the second half we tried to take possession of the football and try to push, the second goal definitely killed us.“Then the sensation is we missed a little bit of strength, a little bit of the energy and being more aggressive.”last_img read more