Kloopp says his side deserve to be in last 8 of Europa league

first_imgThey progressed to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate victory after drawing the second leg of their last sixteen tie 1-1 at Manchester United.Klopp says they did make it hard for themselves at times – something they can learn from.Tottenham are out thanks to a 5-1 overall defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Spurs were beaten 2-1 by the German giants at White Hart Lane.The draw for the last eight takes place this afternoon.last_img

PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers qualify for playoffs with a stellar win

first_img The playoffs for PKL 2019 are scheduled from October 14 to October 19. The matches will take place at EKA Arena in Ahmedabad. PKL 2019 playoffs will feature two eliminators (October 14) and two semi-finals (October 16). The finals will be on October 19, after a two-day rest. Top six teams will qualify for the playoffs. According to the PKL standings, Bengal Warriors, Dabang Delhi KC and Haryana Steelers have already qualified.Also read | PKL | Bengal Warriors Vs Dabang Delhi KC: Match Preview And Team NewsAs per PKL 2019 standings, the third-ranked team and sixth-ranked team will play the Eliminator 1. The fourth-ranked team along with the fifth-ranked team will play the Eliminator 2. For the semi-finals, The Eliminator 1 and Eliminator 2 will face the first-ranked team and second-ranked team respectively. The winners of both semi-finals will play in the finals two days later. Written By Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 11:17 IST PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers Qualify For Playoffs With A Stellar Win Since Haryana, Delhi and Bengal have already qualified for the playoffs, PKL 2019 finals are fast approaching. Here are all the details you need to know. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Devika Pawar center_img PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers qualify after defeating Fortunegiants at home legHaryana Steelers registered a big win against Gujarat Fortunegiants (38-37) on Sunday, September 29. Captained by Dharmaraj Anna Cheralathan, the team has fought to secure a spot in the playoffs. Vikash Kandola (153 raid points) and Sunil (46 tackle points), have guided Haryana Steelers through each victory. Just a day before, Steelers had lost (30-37) to UP Yoddha.Also read | Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Pro Kabaddi League HighlightsPKL 2019: Bengal and Delhi head the leadBengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi KC have dominated PKL 2019 with their stellar performances. On September 29, Delhi won their last game with Pune with a massive margin of 20 points (60-40). Bengal Warriors, on September 25, prevailed over Telugu Titans with a score of 40-39. Bengal Warrior’s skipper Maninder Singh (192 raid points), and Dabang Delhi KC’s Naveen Kumar (241 raid points) are the top performers. Baldev Singh, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Ravinder Pahal and Joginder Narwal are other players who have their A-game on.Also read | Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder Guides Warriors To VictoryAlso read | PKL 2019: Desperate Puneri Paltan Face Dabang Delhi K.C. At Panchkula First Published: 30th September, 2019 11:17 IST COMMENT #PKLPlayoffs, HERE WE COME 💥ऐसेही बढ़ते चलेंगे हम आगे, आपके सपोर्ट के संग ❤ #HARvGUJ #ShaanSeSteelers #HaryanaSteelers pic.twitter.com/DcRYRjhDgQ— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) September 29, 2019 FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Grenada PM pleased with “Mr. Killa” victory in Trinidad Carnival

first_imgGrenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government welcomed the victory of Hollice “Mr. Killa” Mapp in becoming the first non-Trinidad and Tobago artiste to win the International Soca Monarch competition in Port of Spain last weekend as part of that country’s Carnival celebrations that end later on Tuesday. “I think the 2019 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season is one Grenadians will remember for a long time, with five of our artistes performing in the International Soca Monarch competition and three of them earning top spots. It illustrates the significant growth of the local art form, with our artistes proving that they are among the best in the region,’ Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said.Mapp, whose tune “Run Wid it”  had even the police warning people about committing criminal offences, last Friday night won the one million dollar (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) Soca Monarch titleIt was a good night for Grenadian artistes as they placed in the top three positions in the Power and Groovy sections of the annual Play Whe International Soca Monarch.Hector “Mr. Legz” Thomas was third in the power competition while Jevaughn John, also known as V’ghn, was third in the groovy category.In his congratulatory message, Prime Minister Mitchell said that the song by Mapp “was obviously a crowd favorite going into the competition and the outstanding performance by Hollice on the night clearly sealed the deal.“I am immensely proud of this talented young man who came from humble beginnings to achieve this notable feat. I hope this win is a fitting tribute to his work ethic and determination and that it serves to encourage or inspire others who have a dream. We look forward to him continuing to represent Grenada on the world stage; he is a true Grenadian ambassador,” he said.Mitchell said he was “very proud of all of them and extremely grateful for what their excellent representation means for promoting Grenada and our culture.”The government has said that it is planning a welcome home celebratory event for the artistes.last_img read more

Pinwheel Garden Planted in Harrisville for Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisApril is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. A Pinwheel Garden was planted in front of the Alcona County Courthouse in Harrisville. Here’s more on that story.It’s April 1st, and April Fools Day, but when it comes to child abuse, and neglect that’s no joke. Members of CANPAC, and Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan planted a Pinwheel Garden in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.CANPAC is a statewide group that promotes positive ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. Members of the organization said the pinwheels are a way to make people become more aware that abuse and neglect actually happens.“People need to be aware that it’s happening in the community, in this community, in every community. It’s not isolated, it’s not down below, it’s right here. We need to be paying attention to our children, and we need to be looking at them. We need to see if families are struggling. We can easily see if we’re looking, if we’re aware,” Meg Nisbet of Child and Family Services said.Coordinator of the 2nd annual event, Tamara Quick said there are many positive ways people can help a child that has been a victim of abuse or neglect.“We can help our neighbors, we can reach out to single parents, especially single moms; we can offer to baby–sit, or take them a meal. We can donate food to the food pantries, to the backpack program, which sends food home for children on weekends so they have enough food for them to eat. I mean this is a real concern for our county. Mentoring a young teenager that’s pregnant, that’s another need. There’s also the mops program is available as well. There’s many things people can do…they can also donate, and contact CANPAC through the Northeast Community Partnership in Alpena, and that number is 989–356–2880,” Quick said.Quick adds that poverty is the number one reason many children fall victim to abuse and neglect.“People are often afraid of talking about it (abuse) or uncomfortable with it. It is happening here, and we know that poverty is the number one indicator as well of child abuse and neglect,” she revealed.When it comes to this touchy subject, you can make a difference if you know the signs.“The obvious signs would be marks or bruises. If people notice that, they should contact a professional if they’re not comfortable reporting that. There is a DHHS number to that too if you need to report that. Or if you see how a child is treated in public that might make you uncomfortable. I think we all play a role in children’s healthy development, we all need to step up and we all need to be involved,” Quick finished.In Harrisville, for WBKB News, I’m Star Connor.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month, Child Abuse and Neglect Month, Neglect, Pinwheel GardenContinue ReadingPrevious Students ‘Take a Bite Out of Spring Break’ Learning About SharksNext Dollar General Stores Growing Throughout Northeast Michiganlast_img read more

Don Shula dead at 90: NFL world mourns loss of legendary Dolphins coach

first_imgDon Shula, the NFL’s all-time winningest head coach with 347 victories, died Monday at age 90. The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning. pic.twitter.com/MKAtXFA4zd— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020Shula’s NFL career was exemplified by his ability to flex with his players. In the 1970s, the Dolphins were a power-run team, while the Dan Marino years were focused on an aerial assault on opposing defenses. That 1972 Dolphins team remains the only undefeated squad in NFL history.The passing of the NFL’s all-time winningest head coach drew strong reactions from the NFL community:“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”RIP Coach Don Shula.— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) May 4, 2020Even though I never personally met Coach Shula that quote was on the wall above the doors before you walked out of the facility in Miami. Through the best and worse days it reminded me to never settle for less than my best. Thanks coach— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) May 4, 2020Today is a sad day. Coach Shula was the rare man who exemplified true greatness in every aspect of his life. He will be so missed by so many but his legacy of character and excellence will endure. All my best to Mary Anne and the Shula family. pic.twitter.com/PLoIhyPGrl— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) May 4, 2020Holy cow. RIP Don Shula. One of the coaching icons that just seemed to me like he’d be immortal. He passes away still comfortably positioned as the winningest coach in #NFL history, with 347 victories (including playoffs). For perspective, #Patriots’ Bill Belichick is at 304. https://t.co/eSqIsvhIpz— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 4, 2020Don Shula did an amazing thing during his Hall of Fame career: pivoting to a totally diff. style to empower his personnel.The ‘70s Super Bowl champs were power run teams.The ‘80s/‘90s were pass-happy aerial assaults w/ Marino.Flexible, brilliant football mind. RIP 🙏🏻— Damon Amendolara (@DAonCBS) May 4, 2020The Shula-Jets rivalry ran deep. Six years ago, I interviewed him for a 20-year anniversary piece on the Fake Spike Game. I asked him what he says to #Jets fans in So Fla who bring it up: “I don’t talk to Jets fans in South Florida. Or in New York. Or in the United States.”— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 4, 2020The Greatest.Thank you for everything, Coach Shula. pic.twitter.com/7eXY4ZOKn6— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former @MiamiDolphins Head Coach Don Shula who passed this morning. pic.twitter.com/aVhQ5FuN4j— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 4, 2020We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary @MiamiDolphins Head Coach Don Shula. #RIP pic.twitter.com/0yUdiVpOu1— NFL Alumni (@NFLAlumni) May 4, 2020Official statement from @PFHOFPrez on the passing of Hall of Famer @DonShula.#HOFForever | @MiamiDolphins pic.twitter.com/3lPvtz32Ur— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) May 4, 2020R.I.P. to the goat Don Shula🙏🏾— DeVante Parker (@DeVanteParker11) May 4, 2020I’m at a loss for words. The game lost one of its giants. People will remember Coach Shula for all the games he won, but as an influential member of the competition committee he did so much for advancing the game to what it is now. Miss you already. Rest easy, my friend.-Gil pic.twitter.com/cp3nLQaofm— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) May 4, 2020Joe Namath didn’t play for Don Shula, but the two have been linked from Super Bowl III on. Just talked to Joe. “Coach Shula had dedication, determination, passion to do things the proper way. And he didn’t BS people.”— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) May 4, 2020 The architect and driving force behind the undefeated 1972 Dolphins had a lengthy coaching career that spanned four decades, with two Lombardi Trophies and innumerous big-time victories on the football field that landed him in the Hall of Fame in 1997.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to coronavirus concerns: ‘We still don’t have control of it’

first_imgWomen’s world number one Ash Barty also withdrew from the US Open last week, as she was not prepared to take the “significant risks” of heading to the United States.Novak Djokovic, top of the men’s rankings, is on the list of players due to feature but also cast doubts over whether he would play even before he tested positive for COVID-19.It remains to be seen whether Nadal will make the trip to Paris for the French Open, a major he has dominated that is set to start on September 27. Nadal on Tuesday confirmed he is not ready to play at Flushing Meadows, a matter of hours after it was announced that the Madrid Open — due to be staged next month — had been canceled amid the global pandemic”After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” he tweeted. “We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after 4 months stopped with no play, I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen. We have just seen the announcement of Madrid not being played this year.MORE: How Novak Djokovic ignored coronavirus concerns to stage the Adria TourThis is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel. pic.twitter.com/8VA0aSACVy— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 4, 2020″All my respects to the USTA, the U.S. Open organizers and the ATP for trying to put the event together for the players and the fans around the world through TV.”This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel.”The legendary Spaniard’s decision to pull out means he will not match Roger Federer’s record tally of 20 grand slam singles titles in New York, where the Swiss great will also be absent after undergoing season-ending knee surgery. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will not play in the US Open due to concerns over the coronavirus.The world number two had long since cast doubt over whether he would travel to New York for a grand slam that will get under way behind closed doors on Aug. 31.last_img read more

Regulators approve lower Alliant electric rate increase, require review of customer relations

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Utilities Board has given final approval to an agreement with Alliant Energy electric rate increase.Alliant had requested an increase of $204 million in revenue from residential customers. The amount was reduced to $127 million to give the company a 9.5% return. The agreement also includes a refund of $7.5 million for customers who paid interim rates.The monthly customer charge will increase form $11.50 to $13 for residential customers and from $19 to $20 for the general service customers. Customers who don’t want an automated meter will have to pay a monthly fee of $4.06.The IUB says the evidence in the rate case demonstrates that Alliant has not efficiently managed its relationships with its customers. Alliant is required to file a comprehensive improvement plan within 90 days and review its own internal processes, and identify opportunities for improvement, and correct deficiencies as they become apparent.According to information from the IUB,  they received more than 5,600 written public comments and in the spring of 2019 held 10 public customer comment meetings throughout Alliant’s Iowa service territory. The IUB stated that many customer comments revealed concerns with Alliant’s management practices.Those comments, the IUB’s disapproval of Alliant’s process to introduce and implement AMI meter technology, and a “lack of transparency and misrepresentation” during a 2018 municipalization vote in the city of Decorah led the IUB to find Alliant “did not meet the expected standard of conduct for a regulated monopoly.”The IUB told Alliant in the order it will continue to monitor and review the company’s management efficiency practices and may take necessary action as allowed by Iowa Code.last_img read more

The Premier for until 4-A

first_imgIn the official statement, the Executive President of the Premier League, Richard MastersHe said: “In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, the Government, the FA and the EFL and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of the players, the staff and the fans are our priority. About everything, we wish that Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi recover quickly, and everyone else affected by COVID-19. “In addition, from the championship it was ensured that despite the current outlook, its objective “rreschedule suspended matches, including those played by Academy teams, when it is safe to do so. “” In this fast-moving environment, more updates will be provided when appropriate, “he concluded. Official: Premier matches have been suspended until April 4, including this same day, to try to control the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The decision concerns the competitions of the Premier, Championship, League One and League Two. It thus joins the rest of major European championships such as LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga or Ligue 1.In recent days, the positives have been known by Mikel Arteta coronavirus, coach of Arsenal, and the Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi, which has prompted the urgent meeting this morning in which the decision has been made to stop until April 4. Three Leicester footballers are quarantined for symptoms of COVID-19 and Mendy, of the City, too.last_img read more

Wolmer’s too strong for STGC … Moves closer to Manning Cup semis

first_imgWolmer’s moved closer to a spot in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals, following their2-0 win against St George’s College at Constant Spring Sports Complex in St Andrew yesterday.Mickel Graham netted the first goal for Wolmer’s in the 45th minute with former St Jago player Yannick Elliott sealing the deal in the 50th.The game was played on a soggy field due to earlier rains. However, neither team seemed too bothered by the conditions in what was a keenly contested affair.St George’s fought hard in the second half but could not find a way past Wolmer’s goalkeeper Shamar Jemmison, who made several impressive saves throughout the contest to keep his team on top.Wolmer’s defence led by captain Jahwani Hinds held on for a good victory that pushed them onto six points from two games, while St George’s remained on three points.The Heroes Circle-based institution is on course for a semi-final spot and only need to avoid defeat against Haile Selassie High in the group’s final game next week.Wolmer’s coach Vassel Reynolds said that his team played better in the condition.”We played well tactically. I thought the condition favoured us. We started the game well and ended the winner. It was a crucial victory,” Reynolds told The Gleaner.”I think that we have one foot in the semi-final. However, we won’t be complacent as there is one game to be played in the group,” he added.Coach of St George’s College Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell said that both teams handled the condition well and believes it was a good game.”I though that both teams handled the conditions well. We are disappointed in losing the game as it is difficult for us to win the group, barring some favourable results in the final set of games,” Bell assessed.Meanwhile, the game between Haile Selassie and St Catherine, which was scheduled as the curtain-raiser was not played due to the rains. That games is rescheduled for next Monday.Today’s gamesGroup IDenham Town vs St JagoHydel vs Jamaica Collegelast_img read more

Logging Company Dragged Into PUP US$6M Fraud Trial

first_imgThe ongoing US$6M Private Use Permit (PUP) case involving four former senior managers of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and a senior surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy has taken a dramatic turn, after a logging company, Universal Forest Corporation, was accused of paying a bribe to get the permit.The company is expected to appear before Judge Peter W. Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ today to provide the original copy of the receipt allegedly obtained from one of the defendants, John Kantor, former FDA technical manager for commercial service.Kantor, along with other senior management officials  of the FDA, including the  dismissed Managing Director Moses Wogbeh, are on trial for their individual roles in facilitating the wrongful and illegal issuance of sixty-one PUPs that authorized commercial logging operation on the 2.5 million hectares of farm land, in which Universal is implicated for bribery.The decision to cite Universal Forest Corporation came immediately following the testimony by a state witness, James Dorbor Jallah, who chaired the Presidential Special Independent Investigation Body (SIIB).  His testimony linked the logging company for having paid a bribe for the performance of services they were required to do under the PUP.In his testimony, Jallah further alleged, “John Kantor was one of those members of the senior management team of the FDA on whom we found evidence indicating that he (Kantor) had received money from logging companies as was provided in the report.”He further testified, “I do not remember all of the names but their names are listed in the report that was marked in evidence yesterday.”When Jallah was asked by prosecution during his testimony to identify a photocopy of the alleged receipt issued by defendant Kantor to the logging company, he replied, “ I recognized this instrument (receipt) to be the one submitted to us during the investigation by the Universal Forest Corporation, based upon our request for all individuals, companies, communities and organizations to submit any and all documents that were in their possession relating to the issuance and operation of the PUP.”Again asked where was the original?  The state witness said, “The copy that was received by our committee were photocopies of the originals. The company did not submit the original copy of that document.” It was following that testimony that the state lawyers asked Judge Gbeneweleh to mandate the logging company to produce the original copy of the receipt they received from defendant Kantor.In their request to the court, prosecution said, “At this stage counsel for the prosecution requests your Honor for the issuance of an order (subpoena) on the management of Universal Forest Corporation to produce the original copy of the instrument (receipt) same being a cash receipt issued the said company by Mr. John Kantor dated October 20, 2011 on the stationary of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA).”Accepting prosecution’s request, Judge Gbeneweleh declared that “Submission is hereby granted. The clerk of this court is hereby ordered to issue the Subpoena and place same in the hand of sheriff commanding the Subpoena entity to produce the original copy of the instrument (receipt) herein named before this Honorable court on Thursday, April 9, 2014, at 9  a.m.  It is hereby so ordered.” The crimes for which the four former senior managers of the FDA and a senior surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy are being tried include economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy, forgery or counterfeiting, obtaining and issuing deceptive writings and obstruction of government functions by public servants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more