`Road to Portugal’ halted

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on Tuesday stated that the fundraising campaign for the National U-17s tour to Portugal in October has been cancelled.According to a release, acting president of the GFF, Retired Brigadier Bruce Lovell, met with the parents who formed the fundraising committee, last Tuesday, to inform them of the cancellation of the ‘Road to Portugal’, while expressing regret and thanking them for the enthusiasm and support shown in the fundraising campaign which was launched on August 19.The GFF further advised that the organisers of the first FUTURE Cup U-17 Portugal, ‘We Believe’, declared that they failed to attract the number of teams they anticipated.Additionally cost factors and European U-17 qualifiers were other issues that led to the cancellation of the international tournament.The First FUTURE Cup U-17 Portugal was set for October 14 to 23 in the city of Aveira and was intended to be an International development tournament with teams from North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more

Asa Goldstock returns as SU’s starting goaltender after doubt-ridden season

first_img Comments When Syracuse’s season came to an end in double-overtime against Princeton in the NCAA tournament last year, starting goalkeeper Asa Goldstock was on the bench. She’d been pulled from the goal midway through the first half by SU head coach Gary Gait after stopping just four of the Tigers’ 11 shots.For the first time in her career, Goldstock became skeptical about her play. Previously the top-ranked goalie at Niskayuna (new york) high school’s class of 2016, Goldstock didn’t know how else to react, other than cheer for Hannah Van Middelem, who replaced her in net.“I’d never experienced that prior to coming to Syracuse,” Goldstock said. “I think I wish I did, so I’d have the better ability to deal with those emotions.”The junior started every game for the Orange last season but faced the pressure of knowing Gait had little patience for her letting up goals — she allowed 10 or more goals 11 times in 2018. Her ability to regroup and refocus wasn’t where it needed to be, and that affected her play. Since Syracuse’s loss to Princeton, Goldstock’s worked on her mental toughness through meditation, visualization and positivity. In practice, she worked with the attack, improved her agility and often met with defenders to improve SU’s defensive chemistry. Now, after a season in which she doubted herself for the first time, Goldstock is back in net as No. 11 Syracuse’s (2-0) starting goalie.“She’s playing outstanding right now,” Gait said. “She’s a very talented goalie and if she gets it all together mentally and physically she’ll be outstanding.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorGoldstock was benched in favor of then-freshman Van Middelem three weeks before watching SU’s season end from the sidelines. In the Orange’s 21-12 ACC tournament loss to North Carolina, Goldstock lasted just six minutes before Van Middelem took her spot.Goldstock cheered for her team when Van Middelem was inserted into the game, but the positivity lacked in terms of her thoughts about her own play. She’d immediately run to a coach or a fellow goalie and ask them what she specifically did wrong to earn a benching. Goldstock’s roommate, Julie Cross, gave the goalie reassurance in her game that Goldstock didn’t have in herself.“There was never any doubt in her game for me personally,” Cross said. “I think having that confidence and telling her how I feel about her playing and I think that definitely helps her boost her confidence on the field for the next game.”While some of her results during games didn’t match her expectations, Goldstock saw her failures as chances to improve. In practice during the season, she’d pull players aside to practice by letting them shoot on her.That continued into the summer, when Goldstock ran more to improve her short distance speed. Although she said she’s “not a big runner,” the additional training made her faster and allowed her to move with the ball quicker. Then, during fall ball, Goldstock “grinded” to leave no doubt in Gait’s mind that she should start in goal during SU’s first game against Connecticut.“I think sometimes a lot of players get complacent and I think that’s where it really hurts us,” Cross said. “(But) she would pick up her energy in practice and I think that led to the great games that she would have.”Her mental improvement was furthered when SU worked with a sports psychologist that focused on meditation. He showed them the proper way to meditate, which included visualizing positive events.Like most athletes, Goldstock always envisioned herself having success on the field. But last season, her positive attitude prior to games didn’t carry into games. After each goal that she allowed, the positivity would wear away.“I do a lot of visualizing before games,” Goldstock said. “It’s more just about being positive and staying positive when we’re going into a game, and in a game, if I get scored on.”On Friday during Syracuse’s season-opener, Goldstock listened to the final buzzer from the same place she ended last season: the sideline. But this time, it was because the junior gave up just four goals in over 48 minutes in a Syracuse blow out win.When she was replaced, instead of going off the field with her head down, Goldstock’s jog was full of energy. The first person she high-fived once she got back to the bench was Cross, who greeted Goldstock’s smile with one of her own.“I realized I only have two more seasons left, and I’m not gonna get these years back,” Goldstock said. “So there’s no point in dwelling on anything. I’m just excited to be positive out there…and positivity will hopefully lead to success.” Published on February 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Three DFB officials investigated over suspect world cup payment

first_img StumbleUpon Genius Sports supports DFB in new integrity programme July 30, 2019 bwin places firm responsibility agenda on DFB 2022 extension February 1, 2019 Share Related Articles Submit Swiss federal prosecutors have issued an indictment against three former German Football Association (DFB) officials after a number of investigations into a suspect payment linked to the 2006 German World Cup.The indictment has suggested that the officials had reportedly misled the DFB over a €6.7m payment, with allegations having been made implying that the payment was a means of purchasing votes in favour of Germany’s bid to host the 2006 tournament.Former DFB presidents Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach, senior DFB official Horst Schmidt and former Swiss FIFA official Urs Linsi are all under investigation.“The investigations have revealed that in summer 2002 Franz Beckenbauer accepted a loan of 10 million Swiss francs in his own name and for his own account from Robert Louis-Dreyfus. This sum was used to fund various payments made via a Swiss law firm to a Qatari company belonging to Mohammed Bin Hammam,” the Attorney General’s Office (OAG) said.Bin Hammam was a member of the FIFA Executive Committee and the FIFA Finance Committee at the time.While the officials have denied any wrongdoing, Schmidt, Zwanziger and Linsi are currently undergoing investigation for fraud. The OAG has since stated that it had dropped last month its investigation of money-laundering allegations in the case.“The exact purpose of the total payments of 10 million Swiss francs to Mohammed Bin Hammam could not be determined – also because a corresponding request for mutual legal assistance made by the OAG to the Qatari authorities in September 2016 remained unanswered until today,” the statement added.A number of investigations have been carried out into the payment, which subsequently led to the resignation of Niersbach. Meanwhile Zwanziger was in charge of the DFB from 2006 to 2012 and was succeeded by Niersbach until his resignation in the fallout from the scandal in 2015. German Bundestag strengthens sports integrity laws against match fixing March 14, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Lawrence Haggard, 92, Wellington: July 10, 1921 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgLawrence D. Haggard, 92, died peacefully from this earth on Monday, October 7th at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was born at Howard, Kans. on July 10, 1921. His family moved to Wellington when Larry was 9 years old; Larry has resided in Wellington his entire life.  He graduated from Wellington High School in 1939.Larry served in WW II in the Air Corp stationed state side.  Larry was awarded an Honorable Discharge as a Corporal in 1946.  Larry has been a proud member of Tom Schwinn American Legion Post #90 for 69 years where he served in various leadership roles.On April 7, 1945, he married the love of his life Virginia Leigh Dennis. Together, they had one son, Dennis W. Haggard.  In addition to their one child, Larry and Virginia impacted a great many children in their lifetime; generations of children summered on the Haggard farm where they developed excellent work ethics and many happy memories under the guidance of Grandma and Grandpa Haggard.Larry believed in hard work – he was in feed sales at Pay Way Feed, he was a farmer where he raised pigs and wheat, he worked on B-52s while employed at Boeing and he worked as a custodian at Lincoln Elementary and Roosevelt Schools for USD #353. He had a dry sense of humor and a quip for every story.He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and his father and mother, William Henry Haggard and Norma (Bell) Haggard along with his siblings, Iris Gilbert, Rex E. Haggard, Vera Hall, John A. Haggard and Billy Jr. Haggard.Larry’s survivors include his son, Dennis and Donna Haggard of Stoddard, WI, his grandchildren, Heather Haggard, Travis and Sue Haggard, Teneille Haggard and James Thoms and two great grandchildren, Riley Haggard and James Teneille Thoms.  Larry also leaves behind a number of friends that will miss his anecdotes and humor.  A very special thank you is extended to the staff of Sumner Regional Medical Center 2nd Floor Nursing Staff — you have made the last five years of his life….in Larry’s words “downright enjoyable”.Per Larry’s request, there will be no services.  Donations can be made to Larry’s memorial for the Avenue of Flags.  Donations can be left at or mailed to Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

WPIAL Track & Field championships

first_img DAVID HENDERSON of Central Catholic won the WPIAL AAA 400 dash championship. (Photos by William McBride) RECORD SETTER—Alyssa Wise of Washington won the Class AA 100 meter dash with a time of 11.95 seconds, breaking the record of WPIAL legend and Olympian, Rochester’s Lauryn Williams. MATTHEW BERNADOWSKI of Elizabeth Forward won the WPIAL AAA 110 meter hurdles and set a new meet record with a time of 14.0 seconds (Photos by William McBride)MATTHEW BERNADOWSKI of Elizabeth Forward won the WPIAL AAA 110 meter hurdles and set a new meet record with a time of 14.0 seconds KAYLA KEY of Vincentain Academy finished second in the WPIAL AA 400 meter dash. Kayla is a Hampton University recruit for track and cross country. DEILONA DEVAUGHN of West Mifflin smiles as she gets one of her two gold medals, Deilona also won the WPIAL AAA shot put and discus titles. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-couriercenter_img RONALD GEORGE of Central Catholic won the WPIAL Class AAA 200 meter dash. LIKE RUNNING THOUGH A CAR WASH—Central Catholic’s Jeff Van Kooten toughs it out as he runs through a downpour to win the WPIAL AAA 1600 meter run. LOUIS BERRY of Shady Side Academy won the WPIAL Class AA 100 meter dash with a time of 11.0 seconds TAYLOR MCCORKLE of Oakland Catholic won the WPIAL Class AAA 100 and 200 meter dash, Taylor, also a superb student will attend the University of Pennsylvanialast_img read more

ESPN analyst would be ‘shocked’ if Kevin Durant doesn’t play Monday

first_imgESPN analyst Jay Williams, who had dinner with Kevin Durant the night before, said he “would be shocked” if the Warriors star doesn’t return to the court Monday night for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Durant practiced Sunday after missing the Warriors’ last nine postseason games with a strained calf and, while the team is listing him as questionable to play, Williams has no doubt about the two-time Finals MVP’s status Monday in Toronto.“I would be shocked if we did not see KD on the basketball …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 68 | State Fair wraps up and high oleic soybeans get going

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins the Ohio Ag Net crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, and Ty Higgins as they recover from the 2018 Ohio State Fair. They reflect on some of their best memories of the Ohio State Fair.Ty Higgins talks with John Motter, a constant advocate of high oleic soybeans, about some notable changes that hit the industry.Dale Minyo hears from Pat Hord, CEO of Hord Livestock, during the recent Crawford County Fair. The two talk the state of the livestock industry as well as an update to the recently-built livestock facility in Coldwater, MI.last_img read more

James scores 34 as point guard, leads Cavaliers over Bulls

first_imgKevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade, who asked Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to take him out of the starting lineup, came off the bench and added 11 points.Justin Holiday scored 25 and rookie Lauri Markkanen 19 for Chicago, which made a season-high 17 3-pointers. The 7-foot Markkanen became the first player in NBA history to make 10 3-pointers in his first three career games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCELTICS 110, KNICKS 89BOSTON— Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and Boston beat New York. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, is fouled by Chicago Bulls’ Jerian Grant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points in a rare start at point guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers, using another early season lineup, awakened after a sluggish first half and beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 on Tuesday night.Although he often handles the ball and runs Cleveland’s offense, James had not officially been listed as a guard since 2012 with Miami. He added 13 assists, including a no-look, behind-the-back dish to Jae Crowder for a 3-pointer during Cleveland’s 15-3 spurt in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who came out flat after a thrilling last-second win at Oklahoma City on Sunday.Minnesota was missing forward Jimmy Butler, who sat out with an upper respiratory infection. Shabazz Muhammad took Butler’s spot in the starting lineup, and he contributed to Minnesota’s slow start, going 1-for-5 from the floor and missing two free throws in the first quarter.MAGIC 125, NETS 121ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Orlando over Brooklyn.Evan Fournier added 28 points in game that went back and forth late in the fourth quarter. He finished the scoring with two free throws with 15.5 seconds to play.D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points for the Nets, while DeMarre Carroll had 19 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson18.TRAIL BLAZERS 103, PELICANS 93PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 23 points and Portland extended its NBA-record winning streak in home openers to 17 games with a 103-93 victory over New Orleans.Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is off to a 3-1 start for the firsttime since the 2011-12 season.DeMarcus Cousins had 39 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double to start the season. The Pelicans were hurt when Anthony Davis departed with a left knee injury in the first quarter. 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Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next CLIPPERS 102, JAZZ 84LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Patrick Beverley added 19 and unbeaten Los Angeles beat Utah.\All five starters for the Clippers (3-0) finished in double figures. Austin Rivers had 16 points, Danilo Gallinari 14 and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 18 rebounds.Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz (2-2) with 19 points, with Rudy Gobert adding 12 points and seven bounds. Thabo Sefolosha finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Kyrie Irving added 20 points and seven assists. Al Horford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.After dropping their first two games to open the season, the Celtics have won two straight. The Knicksremain winless through their first three games.Enes Kanter led New York with 16 points and 19 rebounds. But he got most of them in a first half in as his team struggled mightily from the field. The Knicks scored the first basket of the night, but never led again. They shot just 42 percent and went 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.PACERS 130, TIMBERWOLVES 107MINNEAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead hot-shooting Indiana past Minnesota.Darren Collison had 15 points and 16 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who shot 67 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Controversial IPL cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto gets Bollywood offer

first_imgMumbai Indians cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto, who was sent home midway through IPL 4 for exposing the antics of some of the top players on a blog, has been offered a role in a major Bollywood movie and has also been invited to the inaugural India Grand Prix in October. According to a report in a South Africa newspaper, the 22-year-old has been flooded with media requests from all over the world since her return to her native country. America’s NBC channel and top radio DJs from Australia have also requested for interviews of her. The South African cheerleader, in a report, has claimed that her blogs were light, fun and innocent and not malicious. “I mentioned Graeme Smith, but that was old news anyway. When I called Aussies ‘naughty’, it was meant as mischievous and not in a sexual way,” Pasqualotto was quoted as saying by The Independent. Pasqualotto’s mother Amanda was furious at the treatment meted out to her daughter by the IPL organisers. “The girls were told to move around in groups, but they packed her into a taxi on her own and sent her off to the airport. She had no airtime, no one called us from the Indian agency despite promising Gabby (Pasqualotto) they would do so. “She had an eight-hour stopover in Dubai and no US dollars to even buy a cup of coffee — we did not even know where she was. It’s a disgrace the way they treated her,” said Amanda. Pasqualotto, meanwhile, said that she was quite happy to stand by her blog and tweets. “I would like to thank everyone on Twitter and Facebook for their support this week and I’m still a big fan of my team, the Mumbai Indians. Maybe there will be a Part III and if there is, it will probably be about this whole debacle,” she said. Pasqualotto was sent back home after she blogged about her role as a cheerleader and the after-dark activities of some of the world’s top cricketers.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more