Tite Defends Brazil’s Choice of Nigeria for October Friendly

first_imgBrazil head coach Tite has defended the choice of Nigeria and Senegal as the Selecao’s opponents for next month’s international friendly games after fans expressed their disaffection on the choice made by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).Majority of the fans are unhappy with the quality of the oppositions and have described both the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions as 2018 World Cup flops.Brazil – five-time world champions, will first clash with the Teranga Lions of Senegal on October 10 at the Singapore National Stadium before taking on three-time African champions Nigeria at the same venue on Sunday, October 13. “We are looking for all the top ranked selection teams. We are looking for the best teams from different continents. We played against Peru, who made the Copa America final with us and Colombia who came out of the competition on penalties, unbeaten and goalless. The level of these matches was not low,” Tite was quoted by the CBF official website.The Selecao team coordinator, Juninho Paulista also provided more insight on the decision to settle for both opponents.“We are always looking for strong opponents. We try to keep this line of always facing the top 20 ranked teams. When it was not possible, we move to the top 50. And exceptionally we play against teams below that. Senegal is 20th on the list and Nigeria 34th,” Juninho explained.Also talking about the choice of opponents is assistant coach Cléber Xavier, who explains a bit more about the teams and goals with the friendly matches.“We are facing a second and third African opponent in Senegal and Nigeria. We had only played against Cameroon from Africa before, and it was a difficult game,” Xavier stated.“Senegal were the runner-up of the last African Cup and participated in the last World Cup, Nigeria were in the last three World Cups. They are very strong teams, with most of their players playing in Europe in medium and high level clubs.“These are adversaries that we have to face, because it will give us knowledge of teams from this continent. In our project now is thinking of World Cup qualifiers and Copa America, which also have strong opponents, who play aggressively, with quick transition.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Woman traumatized after trapped in tipped over porta-potty

first_imgA Canadian woman says she is traumatized after being trapped in a porta-potty that tipped over.Cecilia Mwalyoga, her boyfriend and their five-week-old daughter went to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow on July 27th.But once they arrived the show was canceled due to intense winds.Mwalyoga opted to use a portable restroom before leaving the area.However, things literally took a turn for the worst when intense winds tipped the porta-potty over while she was inside.When the porta-potty hit the ground, she was still trapped inside.The woman’s boyfriend scrambled to hoist the porta-potty up enough for Mwayloga to crawl out of a small hole.Mwayloga was covered in toilet paper, blue water toilet water, urine, and even found needles in her hair.Besides feeling humiliated, she was worried about potential injuries and questioned the safety of the portable restrooms which she said were not “anchored” down.Mwayloga said she took a two-hour shower after the ordeal and is still traumatized.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Kentucky School Surprises Student with Yearbook Photo of Her Service Dog

first_img“It’s important for us to do all we can to foster our relationship with families and do what we can to support students,” says Nathan Sturtzel, principal of St. Patrick Catholic School. “We love Ariel. She’s part of Hadley Jo’s family so she’s a part of our family too. Finding a place for her in our yearbook was an easy decision and it was a lot of fun to include her. We loved it.”The Labradoodle is the only service dog within the archdiocese of Louisville, according to Heather Lange.“When I got the yearbook and saw that they included our service dog, that was one of the most touching moments of my life. The inclusiveness meant so much,” she adds. “It proved that we may not all look the same, we may not all learn the same, we have differences but it’s OK. We can still be kind and inclusive and accept each other. This yearbook is a huge reflection of that.”She went on to say, “It’s very comforting knowing my daughter has a home at her school where she is loved and accepted, even though she may not look like everyone else. St. Patrick made a choice to accept my child and her service dog. The acceptance and inclusion is a true sign of kindness and compassion.” Photo courtesy: Heather Lange via CNN With the academic year coming to an end, one school in Kentucky decided to save a spot in its yearbook for a different kind of student – Ariel, a service dog.St. Patrick Catholic School in Louisville surprised the pet’s owner, 7-year-old Hadley Jo Lange, by including a photo of the Labradoodle among its kindergarten class. The girl suffers from epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder that causes seizures.“This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,” her mom, Heather Lange, told CNN. “I don’t know how I could ever thank Ariel as a mother. She goes with her everywhere, to school, rides the bus with her, goes to her dance classes and soccer practice. She always has her eyes on my little girl. It’s a huge sense of security.”The 4-year-old pooch can recognize when the child is having an episode. When the seizures happen at school, Ariel alerts teachers by barking. During the episodes, she also lies down next to Hadley Jo and moves her body underneath the child in order to cushion her fall.last_img read more

THE WINTER MEET HEATS UP WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA CHILI COOK-OFF!

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The best in the West will come together for a one day only Chili Cook-Off competition at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, teams and vendors will battle it out for the Championship Title awarded at The Great Race Place. This International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event will kick off a year-long series of competitions across California, and crews are already ready and raring to go with fresh and already accomplished recipes.As the competitive juices flow, the stunning San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a scenic backdrop to a day chock-full of action and live Thoroughbred racing will add some spice to an already sensational Trackside event.Competition categories include:Red ChiliGreen ChiliSalsa“People’s Choice”“Most Tasted Dish”New this year – The ICS will welcome novice chefs and enthusiasts alike with the “anyone can enter” division designed for any willing and able chili aficionado.Fans are invited to sample and vote for the “People’s Choice” award which will benefit the Foothill Unity Center, a place for real hope and possibilities for those in crisis.$30 Package Includes:Ten (2 oz.) chili tastingsOne craft beer or wine selectionSanta Anita Park snapback ball capClub House admissionAccess to Trackside Event and seatingRacing ProgramWagering tip sheetTo purchase tickets to the Chili Cook-Off Trackside Event, visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-chili-cook-off/Benefiting: http://foothillunitycenter.org/home/about/Presented by: Fire It Up! Events http://fireitupevents.com/Media contact only: Ric Gilbert – [email protected]last_img read more

World No.1 Simona Halep fit and rested after ‘scary’ back injury

first_imgHalep has a bye in the first round at Sydney.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It was very scary because it was below the back, so it’s always dangerous. But I had treatment at home, I rested for about six weeks and I did nothing, just exercises for the back,” she told reporters ahead of the Sydney International this week.“I didn’t have pain while I was practising this period, off-season. So now I feel confident and it’s okay. But I need to see during the official match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I feel relaxed, I feel rested, I feel healthy with the back. But as I said, I didn’t play a match yet so I don’t know for sure how it’s going to be.”The early finish to 2018 was a disappointing end to a spectacular season, which saw the 27-year-old secure the year-end number one ranking for the second year running. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cameron Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title She got off to a stellar start, reaching the Australian Open final and went on to win the Shenzhen Open, the Rogers Cup and her debut Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.But it was also a year in which she split with Australian coach Darren Cahill, who is taking a break to spend time with his family.She is yet to replace him and doesn’t plan to do so for at least the next few months.“(Cahill) was a very big part of my career and I want to thank him for that. Together we won the Grand Slam that we always wished for,” she said.“It’s going to be tough. And it was tough, the off-season, without a coach, without Darren. But he decided this and I fully understood because family comes first always.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Simona Halep (R) of Romania gets medical treatment as she plays against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)World number one Simona Halep Sunday admitted a back injury that ended her 2018 season early was “very scary”, but she has recovered and is feeling fit heading into the new season.The Romanian hasn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in Singapore in October with a herniated disc, and said she did nothing for six weeks to get over it.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Liverpool squad ‘best I’ve coached’, says Klopp

first_imgLast week’s 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the last-16 of the Champions League was achieved without the suspended Emre Can and long-term injured Nathaniel Clyne but there was still no room in the matchday 18 for the likes of Dominic Solanke, Ragnar Klavan and Ben Woodburn, the youngest scorer in the club’s history.The result means Liverpool, who host West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, have virtually ensured a first Champions League quarter-final for nine years, with the second leg at Anfield now a formality.“It’s really hard in the moment to make the squad,” Klopp told the club’s TV channel, LFCTV. “Wow, I’ve never had a situation like that with the quality of the players not being in the squad.“They all have made really big steps. Dom Solanke was not in the squad but is in outstanding shape at the moment. Ragnar Klavan, unbelievable. Ben Woodburn makes steps and is really close to everything.“It’s difficult, it’s getting more and more difficult, but that’s good for us of course.”Striker Danny Ings was one of the players to come off the bench at the Estadio do Dragao.It was just the 25-year-old’s sixth appearance of the season after making his comeback from two serious knee injuries in the previous two campaigns.“Danny is in fantastic shape. It always takes time. Now, after two-and-a-half years, he can play in the Champions League. It’s a wonderful story, it’s really deserved,” added Klopp, whose side are third in the Premier League.“Is Danny knocking on the door for the first team? Yes, absolutely. It’s good. He needed time.“A few months ago it was different but a player like him, when they come back they think ‘I am under pressure’ and they want to come in immediately and get game time.“Danny went the hard way. He played a lot of games for the under-23s.“If you feel like a settled player, like he usually is, and then you play under-23 and are not the best player on the pitch, then it’s not nice but it’s an important experience again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Klopp is delighted with the strength of his side, after thrashing Porto last week © AFP/File / Francisco LEONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Jurgen Klopp says his current Liverpool squad is the strongest he has ever worked with as the players prepare for a return to action after a warm-weather training camp in Spain.Despite the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million last month, the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss said it was difficult to leave players out.last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Miscellaneous 1

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  The South African flag.Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Beetle mania: With eye-catching stretchlimousines crafted from old VolkswagenBeetles, a group of four football fanaticshave created a mobile show of support forthe home team, Bafana Bafana.Photo: Natalie Erasmus,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Matt Saal, Aug. 7

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been beautiful weather so far in August and the end of July. We are going to make third cutting on Monday. Just looking at other people’s third cutting it looks pretty typical. It doesn’t look like there is going to be a lot of volume there but the quality looks good.The second cutting yields were good. We haven’t tested any of the quality yet but I think it will be pretty normal for second cutting, which usually isn’t very good. It is usually the worst of the four cuttings.We chopped it and covered it and we won’t do anything more until we get ready to start feeding it. When we get ready to feed it, we’ll test it for moisture protein digestibility and all of those things.Driving around the county there is a lot of good looking corn and a lot of rough looking corn. It is all based on drainage, when they got the rains and how much they got. The agronomists have been talking about diseases and the airplanes have been flying over corn fields, so there have been some fungicides applied. The leaf diseases are not much of a problem for us with silage. If we get the mold and the fungi that grow on the ear, then that stays with it when it goes into the silo and will show up as a toxin in the feed.The soybeans could actually use a drink of water around here. The yards around here are starting to dry up and turn brown. Other places have gotten rains but we have not had a significant rain in a couple of weeks right around here. There is some corn on the outside rows of fields that look a little stressed, but I don’t see much of that yet.last_img read more

Legends recognised

first_imgBy BEN HARRISTouch Football Australia (TFA) recognised six legends of the sport at the Australian Touch World Cup jersey presentation dinner on Monday evening.Bill Ker and Lou Tompkins received life memberships to TFA, while Adam Foley, Giselle Martin, Greg Young and Tony Trad became the latest members of the TFA Hall of Fame.Each person has put countless hours and devotion into the sport they love.Lou Tompkins has been an integral member of the referee arm.He has been on the Federation of International Touch referees’ panel since the 1995 Touch World Cup and was TFA national director of referees from January 2005 to January 2010.“It makes me very humble to join the list of people who have received life membership before me. They are people I respect greatly, contribute greatly to the sport and I feel very humble with that,” Tompkins said.“At the same time, I’m also very proud. I’m proud because this is a recognition not just of my effort, but the recognition of the efforts of every volunteer.”Bill Ker’s involvement in touch football has been extensive.From starting out as the vice-president of Gold Coast Touch in their inaugural year (1976) to climbing to the top of the Australian Touch Association as their chief executive before settling in as the secretary-general of the Federation of International Touch.Ker was one of the three men who initiated the National Touch League concept.“I am humbled and excited to receive this from an organisation that I have grown to love. Just like the sport,” Ker said about his life membership.Former world No.1 referee Adam Foley was the 27th person inducted into the TFA Hall of Fame.Foley has 70 international caps next to his name for the whistle-blowers including 34 World Cup appearances.Giselle Martin has been a key member of Australian touch since making her debut for the green and golds in 1993.She has 34 international caps next to her name, as well as representing NSW from 1995 to 2014.Her record in the National Touch League has seen her play in six finals for the Sydney Mets, winning three of them.“I’m honoured and humbled to be next to some legends of the sport,” Martin said.Greg Young will add to his international caps this week at the Touch World Cup but he was taken aback when he was named in the Hall of Fame.He was involved in Australia’s inaugural touch football team in 1985 with cap No.5.“I’ve been in touch since 1977. It has been a long journey but it has been fantastic. I have made heaps of friends along the way. It has bettered my life in many ways,” Young said.Incumbent Australia men’s open coach Tony Trad has mentored many of Australia’s greatest touch players.He has been heavily involved in Australia’s international campaigns since 1999 and has 70 caps.Apart from his induction, Trad was surprised when he spotted his wife and children in the crowd.“When did you get up here? I just spoke to you on the phone,” he said to his wife Trish, and children Jacob and Olivia.“This game has been wonderful to me and I owe it everything and it owes me nothing. I have been blessed.”Related LinksWorld Cuplast_img read more

10 months agoPochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he can sense a stronger mentality from his players this season.Pochettino believes his players need to adopt a strong mental toughness to add to their fluent passing football.”In the last four of five years we play so well, the people enjoy a lot watching us but we need in some moments to be, I don’t know if the word is naughty, but smart in how you compete and that we still miss. But we have the opportunity in the next few months to show we are capable to be more competitive,” he said.The Argentine feels his team have progressed considerably from the May 2016 league game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in which they lost a 2-0 lead and drew 2-2, which handed the 2015-16 title to Leicester.”We were nice kids playing football, now we are more mature, more competitive,” he said. “We will see if that is enough to win titles. We grow a lot in the last five years and I think this game was important to learn a lot.” last_img read more