Qarabag vs Arsenal: Kolasinac returns, confirmed team news and live commentary

first_img Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Team newsThe injury Petr Cech suffered against Watford rules him out of Thursday’s clash. He is joined on the sidelines by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Konstantinos Mavropanos. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the winger, has not travelled for the match due to continuing tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia, while Aaron Ramsey has remained in London with his pregnant wife.Dani Quintana will miss out for Qarabag. Arsenal currently sit top of their group on goal difference Confirmed line-upsQarabag: Vagner, Medvedev, Badavi Huseynov, Rzezniczak, Agolli, Michel, Garayev, Madatov, Ozobic, Zoubir, Emeghara.Subs: Halldorsson, Mammadov, Slachev, Abdullayev, Delarge, Abbas Huseynov, Diniyev.Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Smith-Rowe, Welbeck, Iwobi.Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Mustafi, Xhaka. Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Arsenal can begin their Europa League campaign with two wins from two if they pick up three points when they visit Azerbaijan on Thursday to play Qarabag.The Gunners made light work of Vorskla on matchday one, even if the Ukrainian side scored twice late on to make the scoreline, for them, a more palatable 4-2. 2 Mkhitaryan will miss another trip to Azerbaijan having done the same while playing for Borussia Dortmund Arsenal are expected to make light work of their upcoming opponents, though Thursday’s test could prove tricky simply due to the distance and travel time required simply to arrive in Azerbaijan; the Baku Olympic Stadium is almost 3,000 miles away from London.Still, a win against Qarabag will put Unai Emery’s side in a great position as they look to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe’s secondary cup competition, and you can follow all Thursday’s action with talkSPORT 2’s full live match commentary.What the managers are sayingGurban Gurbanov (Qarabag): “Tomorrow’s match we are against one of the best squads in England and the Premier League is one of the best five leagues It is not the first time we play against a big team, we have several times. We want to make the fans happy with not only a victory but with our game and I hope we do our best.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “We have a lot of respect for Qarabag – They started with a good performance against Sporting. They lost 2-0 but it was a good performance. They have good players, good spirit and with a good tactual input on the game. I remember last season Atletico Madrid couldn’t win two games against them last season., That is two very good examples why we have respect for them.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of the match, kick-off 17:55. Click here for Qarabag vs Arsenal live stream 📋 Here’s how we line up for tonight’s clash with @FKQarabaghEN #UEL pic.twitter.com/aoMM8OiLpr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 4, 2018 2last_img read more

Woolies expands in Tanzania, Uganda

first_img15 September 2011South African retailer Woolworths has formed a joint venture in Tanzania and Uganda with Tanzanian businessman and former franchise partner Ali Mufuruki, in an effort to accelerate its expansion into the rest of the continent.“Joint ventures with local partners is the new business model for our pan-African expansion plans,” Woolworths’ retail operations director Glenn Gilzean said in a statement last week. “We are moving away from the franchise model we had in the past.“It’s not only a better profit model for our business, but it’s also better for our customers.”Increasing store sizesWoolworths currently has one store in Uganda and three in Tanzania, and will add another store in Uganda and a further two in Tanzania by the end of the year.Woolworths aims to open 16 stores in African countries this year, taking the total number of stores to 60 in the current financial year. Woolworths also intends to open stores in Nigeria and Angola.The new stores will be larger than current ones – retail space will increase by 42% in the current financial year and by an estimated 145% over the next three years.“I am delighted to be part of this joint venture with Woolworths, to grow this market and offer our customers the choice and quality Woolworths is famous for,” said Mufuruki. “Also, new stores will create much needed employment and be good for the economy.”Major opportunities for growthGilzean said the company regarded trading beyond South African borders as a major opportunity for growth, and believed it would deliver a meaning contribution to the group’s profit.He said Woolworths was also confident about the growth prospects of its investment in Uganda, Tanzania and across Africa, pointing out that consumer spending now accounts for more than 60% of African GDP, and that this figure would increase with the growth of the upper and middle income groups.“Our joint ventures mean we can deliver customers the best retail offering possible tailored to local market needs,” he said. “Our partners bring knowledge of local trading conditions and we bring the quality, value, innovation and fashion our South African customers know and appreciate.“It’s the best of both worlds.”Larger selection of merchandiseWoolworths has refined and improved its merchandise offering for customers in selected African countries, and customers can now look forward to a larger selection of fashion and general merchandise.This includes formal wear, children’s wear, beauty products and casual wear, including the Woolworths Re: and Studio: W fashion brands which have recently been re-launched in South Africa.Woolworths has had a presence in African countries for over 10 years and currently has stores in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio State Fair 2018 Outstanding Market Exhibitors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tiffany Sunday, 16, from Pickaway County was the first place Outstanding Market Goat Exhibitor. The other Goat Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Gabrielle McDade, Butler Co., 9; Briley Ashcraft, Athens Co., 10; Wyatt Borer, Fulton Co., 11; Jaden Snyder, Clinton Co., 9; Molly Barber, Franklin Co., 13; Adam Bensman, Miami Co., 14; Trenton Prasuhn, Darke Co., 15; Talen Coriell, Scioto Co., 17; and Shelby Williams, Clinton Co., 18. Seth Abel, Licking Co., 17, was the first place Outstanding Market Poultry Exhibitor. Johnathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., 12, was second and Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co., 15, was third. The other Poultry Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Carter Henderson, Logan Co., 9; Alexandra Kinney, Logan Co., 10; Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., 11; Erika Grum, Licking Co., 13, Carmen Corcoran, Ross Co., 14; Malia Jones, Licking Co., 16; and Zac Ortman, Perry Co., 18. Ian Johnson, 15, Union Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor. Seth Wasilewski, Richland Co., 17, was second and Morgan Evans, Union Co., 12 was third. The other Lamb Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Delaney Dudte, Wayne Co., 9; Jada Shroyer, Logan Co., 10; Nick Johnson, Union Co., 11; Bailee Amstutz, Union Co., 13; Hanna Delong, Champaign Co., 14; Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co., 16; and Taylor Muhlenkamp, Mercer Co., 18. Kayla Scott, Tuscarawas Co., 16, was the first place Outstanding Market Barrow Exhibitor. Micah Smock, Shelby Co., 18, was second and Gracee Stewart, Clinton Co., 14, was third. The other Barrow Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Wade Smith, Clinton Co., 9; Blake Vollrath, Clark Co., 10; Maddie Caldwell, Highland Co., 11; Grayden Sproull, Harrison Co., 12; John Smock, Shelby Co., 13; Lindsey Dore, Delaware Co., 15; and Jenna Siegel, Marion Co., 17. Lance Brinksneader, Darke Co., 9, was the first place Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. Carly Sanders, Highland Co., 10, was second and Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co., 17, was third. The other Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Taylor Poff, Geauga Co., 11; Harrison Blay, Portage Co., 13; Dawson Osborn, Highland, 14; Case Barton, Holmes Co., 15; Allison Davis, Carroll Co., 16; and Erica Snook, Noble Co., 18.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 115 | The Ohio State Fair with Dean Kress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 115th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes host Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth. On today’s episode, the podcast is at the Ohio State Fair and we have a special guest. Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Cathann A. Kress stopped by to talk about the Dean’s Charity Steer Show. Dale and Joel got interviews from the Grand and Reserve Champion of the market lamb show, Paige Pence and Grant Johnson. Matt also speaks with Brooke Beam about the Germinate International Film Fest in Highland County. Finally, Joel gets a chance to talk with the Superintendent of the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair, Tim Barnes.last_img read more

Microsoft’s Global Patent: World Harmony or Legal War?

first_imgIn order to usher the patent system “into the 21st Century”, Deputy General Counsel for Microsoft Horacio Gutierrez believes that “global patent harmonization” must happen. In a recent CNET article Andrew Donoghue lists a number of opponents to Microsoft’s ever-growing patent power. The Redmond giant has been widely criticized for anti-competitive tactics and has been investigated in a number of antitrust cases. Unsurprisingly, Gutierrez’s statements for standardized patent applications and processing have struck a chord with free culture supporters.In anticipation of WIPO’s September IP Symposium Gutierrez writes, “By facing the challenges, realizing a vision, overcoming political barriers, and removing procedural obstacles we can build a global patent system that will promote innovation, enrich public knowledge, encourage competition and drive economic growth and employment. ” Contrary to this statement of patent utopia many believe that patents stifle innovation.On Competition and Procedural Obstacles Years ago Lawrence Lessig wrote, “A patent is a form of regulation. It is a government-granted monopoly – an exclusive right backed by the power of the state…A government employee decides whether an idea is novel, useful and nonobvious [then] guarantees the inventor an exclusive right to the idea for 20 years.” Meanwhile, antitrust law is the state’s effort to prohibit monopolies and anti-competitive actions. So would we see a universal patent process simply negate antitrust law? Or would we see an increase in political jockeying and legal action in the not-so-distant future? Of course, these questions are only valid to a potential market leader like Microsoft – a company with the manpower, resources and intention to actually develop its ideas. On Innovation and EmploymentAs I write this article, thousands of patent trolls scan technology blogs and computer science papers in the hopes of licensing their next jackpot. These people have no intention of furthering innovation or improving the economy. While it’s unethical to license the inevitable, it’s entirely legal. In many cases, patents are no longer considered a self-defense mechanism, but rather a business model. While it might create incentive for actual innovators, global patent standardization would also make it easier for patent trolls to sue for universal damages (damages that had never actually been incurred). The debate as to whether or not patents help or hinder innovation is an old one. It’ll be interesting to see what cases are made at WIPO’s upcoming symposium. WIPO’s Symposium to Address Operational Deficiencies in Global IP Systems will set a precedent for a wide range of IP issues. Access to music, movies, art, inventions and processes will be affected regardless of whether or not a global patent standard is entertained. For more information on the event, visit the WIPO program page. Next Steps: WIPO Symposium Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts dana oshirocenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Microsoft#NYT#web last_img read more

Young Adults and the Construction Trades

first_img RELATED ARTICLES NAHB conducted a national poll of young adults aged 18 to 25 to find out how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades. The majority of young adults (74%) say they know the field in which they want to have a career. Of these, only 3% are interested in the construction trades.Most of the young people interested in the trades say that the two most important benefits of this career choice are good pay (80%) and the attainment of useful skills (74%). Less than half cite as benefits that the work is seasonal (15%) or that it does not require a college degree (37%).The 26% of respondents who do not yet know the career path they want to take got a follow-up question about the chance they might consider a number of fields (construction trades being one of them) using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant “no chance no matter the pay” and 5 meant “very good chance if the pay is high” (see Image #2 below). Construction trades got an average rating of 2.1, with 63% of undecided young adults rating it 1 or 2 (no or little chance regardless of pay) and 18% a 4 or 5 (good to very good chance if pay is high). The 63% of undecided young adults who indicated there was no or little chance they would consider a career in the trades no matter the pay were prodded about the reasons for their resoluteness. The two most common reasons are wanting a less physically demanding job (48%) and the belief that construction work is difficult (32%).They were then asked if there was any compensation level that might entice them to reconsider a career in the trades. For slightly more than 20%, that number is either $75,000 or $100,000, but for the plurality (43%), there is no amount of money that could make them give the trades a second thought (see Image #3 below).A complete research paper on this topic can be found here, including an analysis of government data on actual wages for construction occupations relevant to the home building industry. Breaking Down Gender Bias in the Construction IndustryTackling the Skilled Labor ShortageFine Homebuilding Will Award ScholarshipsFrom Fine Homebuilding: Keep Craft Alive Rose Quint is assistant vice president for survey research at the National Association of Home Builders. This post was originally published at NAHB’s Eye on Housing website.last_img read more

Philippine Azkals flaunt quality under continental spotlight

first_img(From up L) Philippines’ defender Luke Woodland, Philippines’ defender Alvaro Silva, Philippines’ forward Patrick Reichelt, Philippines’ midfielder Kevin Ingreso, Philippines’ goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard(From down L) Philippines’ defender Daisuke Sato, Philippines’ midfielder Stephan Schrock, Philippines’ forward Javier Patino, Philippines’ midfielder Manuel Ott, Philippines’ defender Stefan Palla pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between Korea Republic and Philippines at the al-Maktoum stadium in Dubai on January 07, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)DUBAI—It was a debut many years in the making and the Philippines surely left its mark, notwithstanding the result.On a cold Monday night at Al Maktoum Stadium, the Azkals combined their grit and resilience with their tactical genius and work rate for the rest of the continent to see as they went toe-to-toe against a giant in South Korea in their Group C opener.ADVERTISEMENT That the Koreans needed a 67th minute strike from Hwang Uijo to finally grab maximum points was a mere footnote to what was a memorable introduction for the Azkals, who showed a spring in their step as chants of Pilipinas reverberated inside the cavernous, newly-refurbished facility throughout the match.READ: Asian Cup: Azkals impress in loss to South KoreaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“After a game like this, you will be having one teary eye and one which is okay with the result and the performance,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock, the captain for the night as coach Sven Goran Eriksson opted to start Javier Patino in favor of Phil Younghusband.“We are very proud. Korea had a lot of good players, they are composed and much better than the average Asian team. We surprised everyone with the performance tonight. We did very good. We have something to build on.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PBA to implement new rules on goaltending review, traveling, timeouts SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Azkals will take a two-hour bus ride to Abu Dhabi late Tuesday as they prepare for their duel with China on Friday. Getting a result against the Chinese is paramount for Eriksson’s side if it wants to advance to the last 16.Few expected the Azkals to stay competitive against a Korean team that regularly plays in the World Cup and only recently stunned former World Cup champion Germany, 2-0.But the Azkals were hardly fazed by the quality and experience of a Korean side, which had established players in Ki Seungyeung of Newcastle United and Lee Chungyoung, formerly of Crystal Palace.The tactical brilliance of the staff led by Eriksson and deputies Scott Cooper and Chris Greatwich allowed the Azkals to cope with the Korean assault for majority of the match.The Azkals defended deep, but they tracked runs off the ball and produced a solid defensive block that hardly allowed the Koreans to break through. On the counter, they proved dangerous with Schrock and Patrick Reichelt threatening on the right and Patino holding up the play to relieve the pressure.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It took some tweaks and the introduction of Lee early in the second half for Korea to finally break down the Azkals.Lee, who played four seasons in the Premier League, praised the Azkals for their gallant stand.“Everyone thought Korea will win this game, but we saw in the first half that it was not easy,” said the midfielder. “It was a tough game for us. I’m happy to get a result, but the Philippines is good. They have a good future in this tournament.”The three-man defense anchored by Alvaro Silva put bodies on the line just to deny the Koreans opportunities, while Michael Falkesgaard produced three big saves to keep the Azkals in the match up until the late stages of the match.Patino led the line ferociously and provided the Azkals an attacking outlet when they recover the ball from deep positions, but his finishing let him down particularly in the second half when his tamed effort failed to beat Kim Seunggyu on the Korean goal when the match was still goalless.“We kept it nil nil for a long time,” said Younghusband, who came on in the 88th minute.“The longer it got, the more confidence it gave us. Every player had to work in this team. If you lose concentration or you sleep, South Korea will take advantage.”Still, it was a debut to remember for a Philippine team that struggles to get support for the sport back home.“The feeling is incredible: The whole atmosphere,” said Reichelt. “You can feel that this was all a different stage. And we showed that we belong in this stage.”“I’m happy with the performance; but I’m also sad because we could have gotten something out of it,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami. “But if somebody told us before the game that it was going to be just 1-nil, I would take it anytime against a team like South Korea which is always in the World Cup. It gives us encouragement and motivation to do better in our next games.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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Asian Games 2018 Day 8 wrap: 3 athletics silver medals take India’s tally to 36

first_imgIt was a seven-medal day for India on Sunday at the Asian Games 2018 as they took their tally to 36. India are currently in the ninth position in the medal table with 7 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze.The first medal of the day came for India in the equestrian event as Fouaad Mirza won a silver medal in the jumping final. His valiant effort also helped the Indian team bag silver in the same event.Mirza scored 26.40 points behind Japanese gold medallist Yoshiaka Oiwa, who scored 22.70. China’s Alex Tian Hua finished third with 27.10 points.In the team event, India, comprising Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitender Singh and Mirza, finished with 121.30 behind Japan’s 82.40 to get a silver. Thailand finished third with 126.70 points.Asian Games, Day 8: HighlightsMirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event in 36 years. Raghubir Singh, Ghulam Mohammed Khan and Prahlad Singh had won the gold, silver and bronze in the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.Fouaad Mirza, Team India win silver medals in EquestrianFouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40 and went into the jumping finals as a favourite. In the medal round, he notched up 26.40 to bag silver in the three-day competition.What a day for India in athletics!In a Magnificent run, Indias Dutee Chand won SILVER medal in Women’s 100 m with a timing of 11.32sec.KUDOS to you Champion! #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/GI6ZH8o4TmRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018India had previously won 10 medals in the sport, including three gold.advertisementThe last individual medal in eventing came in 1982 when Raghubir Singh finished on the podium in the Indian capital.TWO MEDALS IN BRIDGETwo medals came for India in the debut sport of bridge.India earned the bronze medals after the men and mixed teams lost their semi-final matches.India settle for two bronze medals in bridgeThe men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand.Seems like a great day for the Bridge Team! Our Mens team wins a Bronze and so does our Mixed Team. Congratulations to the contingent. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/PgpQX8WAMJNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2018There is no bronze medal play-off in bridge sport at the Games.The sport of bridge has been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games.ATHLETES SHINE ON SUNDAYHima Das shattered the 400m national record for a second time in two days for a silver while Dutee Chand grabbed the second place in 100m dash.Muhammed Anas clinched a silver in men’s 400m as well as Indian track and field athletes followed up the gold won by shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor yesterday.Muhammed Anas wins men’s 400m silverLong distance runner Govindan Lakshmanan crossed the finishing line at third in men’s 10,000m race but was later disqualified under IAAF 163.3b (lane infringement). He was initially shown to have clocked 29:44.91.India did lodge a protest against the decision to disqualify Lakshmanan but the jury of appeals rejected it.It was indeed a sensational performance by our 22yr-old star @DuteeChand who won a silver medal in the womens 100m with a timing of 11.32s.The whole nation rejoices in your achievement. #SAI #IndiaAtAsianGames #Athletics @afiindia @iaaforg #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/N6pMo5WckcSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018India’s new track sensation, Hima clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain’s Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time of 50.09 seconds.Hima Das wins silver in 400m with National RecordHima, the reigning Under-20 world champion, had qualified for the final with a national record time of 51.00 seconds yesterday, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004, and she today bettered it again.Naser, the Nigerian-born 2017 World Championships silver medallist and winner of four legs of Diamond League Series this year, did not have to exert much in the end to clinch the goal.Another Indian in the women’s 400m final, Nirmala Sheoran finished fourth in 52.96.Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceAsian champion Anas settled with a silver in the men’s 400m final as he timed 45.69 seconds, behind Asian season leader and 2017 World Championships bronze medallist Hassan Abdalelah of Qatar, who clocked in 44.89 seconds.Anas, who holds the national record of 45.24, had clocked 45.30 in the preliminary heats.Heres the #MedalTally at the conclusion of action today!With a total of 36 medals won by #India, were moving up the tally. #SAI #IndiaAtAsianGames #TeamIndia #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/Uvfo6Ea7vOadvertisementSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018Arokia Rajiv finished fourth by clocking 45.84 which was better than his semifinals (46.08) timing.Dutee qualified for the women’s 100m final by clocking 11.43 in semifinal and two and a half hours later, she came out to run a memorable race.Running in lane number 7, Dutte clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds.Dutee Chand delighted with Asiad medal after troubled pastOdiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish.The 22-year-old from Odisha was taking part in her first Asian Games. She was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under its hyperandrogenism policy but she filed an appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won it.Recently, under a revised rule of the IAAF, Dutee was left outside the purview of the hyperandrogenism policy (which bars women athletes having male hormones above permissible limit from competing) which gave her liberty to pursue her career.Sindhu in semi-finals!A gritty performance from our star shuttler & #TOPSAthlete @Pvsindhu1 as she bt #THAs #NitchaonJindapol in 3 sets to reach her 1st #AsianGames SF in womens singles.#GoForGold #Badminton #SAI @BAI_Media #IndiaAtAsianGames #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/V6M67qxbVDSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018SAINA MAKES HISTORYIn badminton, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective singles quarter-final match to assure two more medals for India.Asian Games 2018: India’s medal tally after Day 8First it was London bronze medallist Saina, who ended a 36-year-old wait for an individual medal after locking at least a bronze following a 21-18 21-16 win over world number five Ratchanok Intanon in a 42-minute quarterfinal.Rio silver medallist Sindhu then fought past world number 12 Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11 16-21 21-14 in the other quarterfinal.SARJUBALA ADVANCESIn boxing, former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi advanced to the quarter-finals but Manoj Kumar and Shiva Thapa were ousted after pre-quarterfinal losses.Sarjubala, competing in the flyweight 51kg category, defeated Tajikistan’s Madina Ghaforova 5-0 in a bout which was more gruelling than what the score-line might suggest.Govindan Lakshmanan loses 10,000m bronze due to disqualificationManoj went out after being bested by Kyrgyzstan’s Abdurakhman Abdurakhamanov in the welterweight 69kg category, while Shiva spent less than a minute in the ring before referee stopped the contest in favour of China’s Jun Shan in the lightweight 60kg category.INDIA REACH HOCKEY SEMISIn hockey, Defending champions India continued their unbeaten run and beat South Korea 5-3 in a pool match to storm into the semi-finals of the men’s hockey competition.India scored through Rupinder Pal Singh (1st minute), Chinglensana Singh (4th), Lalit Upadhyay (15th), Manpreet Singh (49th) and Akashdeep Singh (55th), while Korea’s goals came from the sticks of Manjae Jung (33rd, 35th) and Jonghyun Jang (59th).India were also assured of at least two more silver medals after its men and women’s team progressed to the final of the compound archery team events in Jakarta on Sunday.advertisementThe Indian men are the defending champions and they lived up to their reputation by getting the better of Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the semi-finals.The Indian women, who had returned with a bronze medal from Incheon four years ago, too, beat Chinese Taipei 225-222 in the semi-finals to progress to the gold medal match.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Photo: Pitt’s “Oakland Zoo” Botched The Tyler Roberson Section Of Its Heckling Cheat Sheet

first_imgOakland Zoo messed up the Tyler Roberson section of its heckling cheap sheet.The Petersen Events Center is one of the hardest places to play in college basketball, and Pitt’s student section, the “Oakland Zoo,” is a big reason why. The Zoo is virtually on top of the court, and like many of the nation’s other top student sections, they get very creative with their heckling. Unfortunately, today doesn’t seem to be their day, at least when it comes to the “cheat sheet” for the game against rival Syracuse.The Oakland Zoo’s cheat sheet on the Syracuse players. Names of players’ girlfriends and moms! pic.twitter.com/VMrsBAxdC5— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) February 7, 2015Including mothers and girlfriends is a bit questionable, but the Zoo is far from the only student section to do that. However, the whole basis for taunts against starting forward Tyler Roberson is a mess.robersonzooIn its cheat sheet, the @OaklandZoo mocked Tyler Roberson for spelling his name wrong on Twitter. Problem is: the Zoo spelled it Robertson— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) February 7, 2015When making fun of someone for misspelling his own name, you should probably make sure you have it right first.last_img read more

SMU’s Yanick Moreira Tweets Frustration With Goaltend Call, Calls Out Kevin Durant, Apologizes To Fans

first_imgYanick Moreira called for questionable goaltend.In what was one of the craziest endings we’ve ever seen in an NCAA Tournament game, No. 6 seed SMU lost to No. 11 seed UCLA on a goaltending call. The call was somewhat questionable, but it gave the Bruins a one-point lead, eventually sending them into the Third Round with a 60-59 victory. Following the devastating loss, SMU senior forward Yanick Moreira, the recipient of the goaltending call, took to Twitter to express his frustration. I would like to apologize for all the SMU fans as senior I shouldn’t make those type of mistake.. I’m really sorry— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015“@KDTrey5: Yep that was a goaltend.” You right ref thank you for end my college career pic.twitter.com/nhrrON0DQM— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015These guys don’t deserve it . It really hurts . All those mile run in the summer all those 2 a day to end my college career like this— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015Here’s the play. Was it the right call?last_img read more