President of Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo says Team Ghana will come home with medals.The GOC President told Asempa Sports on Thursday after the meeting with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.He explained that the athletes are well motivated to do mother Ghana proud and also believes Team Ghana is being represented by some of the best athletes in the world.According to him, the athletes know the importance of winning medals at the Olympics and its impact on their careers.He stated I am 75% sure that these athletes will not come home empty handed, they will definitely bring medals.The President of Ghana Olympic Committee however on a cautious note said we should not put unnecessary pressure on the athletes for them to choke at the Games but on the contrary give them massive support. “All the athletes need is massive support in these trying moments for them to put up their best performances and trust me if that is done Ghana will at least win three medals in the Boxing event, he added.Chef de Mission, Nii Adotey Din Barimah 1 corroborated the GOC President’s optimism.In a related development, Clement Ike Quartey, Silver Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome has joined the camp of the Black Bombers to lend his experience to the young boxers.The Olympian told Asempa Sports that Ghana’s inability to win medals at the Olympics since 1972 is due to the lack of attention given to Amateur Boxing in Ghana but is however hopeful good tidings at this year’s event.
10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 HARRY MAGUIRE admitted the Manchester United defence were to blame for Sevilla’s winner as they were KO’d from the Europa League.But the £85million skipper insisted the “best team lost” on the night as the Red Devils wasted a hatful of chances to book a spot in the final.Harry Maguire said the better side lost against SevillaCredit: Getty Images – GettyLuuk de Jong’s 78th-minute winner left United all at sea at the back with neither Maguire, Victor Lindelof or Aaron Wan-Bissaka picking up the super sub.It was United’s THIRD semi-final defeat in the 2019-20 season after crashing out at the same stage of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.It is now the first time in 30 years United have gone three consecutive seasons WITHOUT a trophy.And Maguire had to face the music after the game as his hopes of lifting the Europa League crumbled before him with the 2-1 defeat in Cologne.He told BT Sport: “It’s difficult. The boys are devastated.“We created numerous chances. The best team lost.“They punished us for missing chances. They didn’t make many chances to be honest. “We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough.“We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through.“We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.“We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable.“Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team – another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club.”The former Leicester City man was pressed on when United will finally win silverware – their last trophy coming three years ago when Jose Mourinho led them to Europa League glory.Maguire added: “It’ll happen soon. We want to win it as soon as possible.“If we take another giant step next season we’ll improve again. Tonight we turned up and the best team lost.“Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us – we shouldn’t have conceded that second goal.”Sevilla 2 Man United 1: Dodgy defending costs wasteful Red Devils as they crash out of Europa League Amazing movies best funny animals Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Funny Moments Of Football
Gregory Shamus/iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) – The Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby will miss Game 4 of its Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night due to a concussion. Head coach Mike Sullivan says Crosby is in the league concussion protocol following a hit he sustained during Game 3 from Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.Niskanen received a penalty for the hit, and could face further discipline from the league.“He’s very upbeat and positive,” Sullivan said of Crosby. “We’re very optimistic and hopeful we’ll have him back in a timely fashion.”Crosby has a history of concussions, missing the first six games of this season while recovering from one.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
(ABC News) An investigation is underway in Perris, Calif., after 13 siblings ages 2 to 29 were allegedly held captive in a home, some shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks, authorities said.(PERRIS, Calif.) — The 13 siblings who were rescued from their parents’ home, where they had been allegedly held captive, starved and, in some cases, shackled, were seen walking military-style, single-file, according to a former neighbor.The brothers and sisters — ages two to 29 — were found at their parents’ home in Perris, California, Sunday, where some were allegedly “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said. They appeared malnourished and dirty, the sheriff’s department said.The victims have since been hospitalized for treatment while their parents, Louise Turpin and David Turpin, have been arrested.Louise Turpin’s sister Elizabeth Flores told ABC News she hasn’t seen her sister in 20 years, but recalled how the children’s lives were extremely regimented when she lived with them two decades earlier. Flores said the children had to ask permission to speak, and said they would look to their mother for cues about whether they could answer her when Flores tried to talk to them.Flores, who was in her late teens at the time, said her sister wouldn’t allow her to invite friends over or allow her to call friends. She also described disturbing incidents involving her sister allegedly watching her shower with her husband, though she stressed that David Turpin never touched her.Flores emphasized that she never witnessed any abuse of the children while she lived in the home. She added that she cares about her nieces and nephews greatly and hopes to see them overcome what they endured, saying that she wants them to know that she loves them and that family members tried to visit them over the years.Mike Clifford, a neighbor of the family at their former home in Murrieta, California, works the overnight shift and said he’d come home at midnight and see the children in the upstairs rooms marching from room to room, single-file. The marching would last for hours, he told ABC News.On the few occasions that Clifford’s wife saw any of the children, she said they answered in unison, in a monotone and robotic way, according to Clifford.Multiple neighbors said they only saw the children when they would pile in their family van late at night. They would also only return late at night.The victims were found after one of the children — a 17-year-old girl — allegedly escaped from the Southern California home through a window Sunday morning and called 911. Responding officers said the teen was slightly emaciated and “appeared to be only 10 years old.”Seven of the alleged victims were adults and the others were children as young as two.David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, were arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment, the sheriff’s office said, and are expected to be arraigned Thursday. They will be represented by attorneys with the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
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By Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 & 2 – REVIEW – ROUND 2 (DAY TWO) TURF 1 BERWICK v BUCKLEY…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
They were dangerous on almost every shift. While Henrik was held pointless (for the fourth straight game), the line generated a ton of chances and when they play like this, it’s only a matter of time before the puck starts going in the net with more frequency.While it might appear the twins need some rest, they will unfortunately not get as much as the rest of the team as they are both headed to this weekend’s All-Star game in Ottawa. I won’t go into a big diatribe about the All-Star game, but as a Canuck fan, I’d much rather that the players weren’t obligated to attend this useless excuse for a hockey game. CANUCKS’ TOP DEFENSIVE PAIRING STELLARThere’s only one word to describe the play of the Canucks’ top defensive pair of Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa tonight – spectacular. While it wasn’t the flashiest game you’ll see NHL players put on the ice, these two were rock solid all night long, had great speed and quickness, and were a dominant force throughout the game. Both players wound up plus-2, and Hamhuis got a key assist on the game’s first goal. This is an important development for the Canucks, as the pair had been struggling somewhat in recent games.Every time it seemed like the talented young Oiler forwards were about to generate something, Hamhuis and Bieksa just seemed to make a good, smart play. Whether it was outracing their opponent to the puck, putting their stick in the right passing lane, or getting the right angle on the puck carrier coming over the blue line, it was just perfect. While the game didn’t feature much hitting, they played a good physical game in their own zone and were often had good body position on the Oilers. They also excelled at moving the puck tonight, clearing the zone with relative impunity and getting the forwards the puck, who were generally able to do something with it tonight (case in point was the Canucks’ second goal, the rush started on a stellar outlet pass from Hamhuis to Kesler).When these guys are on their game, the Canucks are difficult to beat. Hopefully we’ll see this kind of effort on more consistent basis moving forward. DAVID BOOTH CONTINUES TO IMPRESSTonight was Booth’s fourth game since returning from his knee injury, and he put another great effort on the ice. Since his return, the second line has been great, and again tonight they caused a lot of problems for the Oilers. His speed is very good and while he’s not an excessively physical player, his size matches up well with other players and he’s able to use his body position to shield the puck and get it to his linemates in the offensive zone.At first blush, his goal tonight was a dirty, goal-mouth scramble type of goal. However, I think it was much more than that – he was able to outmuscle Hall near the Oiler net (as he should be able to do), but he actually showed a lot of skill as he used his skate to touch the puck back to his stick before sweeping it in the net, all while being knocked to the ice by Hall. Make no mistake, this was a very skilled goal scored by a skilled player. Seeing him and Kesler forming this kind of chemistry in limited time makes me excited to see what they will be able to do with another 20 games together under their belts. PARTING SHOTSQuick Comments: This game’s scoreline was much closer than it should have been and was not indicative of the run of the play. The Canucks were the better team for most of the night, certain sections of the second period notwithstanding, and they generated far more quality scoring chances. The four goalposts helped Edmonton’s cause, but that said, hockey can just be like that. Next time, those pucks will hopefully go in. On the flip side, I have never seen Jordan Eberle this invisible in any game, ever. He was on a line with Sam Gagner (who was noticeable and played well, strangely enough). The Oilers’ line of Horcoff-Hall-Hemsky had a very good night. I haven’t seen Hemsky play this well in ages – he was back to his old self, it seemed, the puck glued to his stick and him able to make some slick passes. That said – Hall was by far Edmonton’s best player. All over the ice, fast, skilled, good size – he’s going to be a beast in the NHL for many years. While they didn’t appear on the scoresheet, the third line had a strong outing as well for Vancouver. Hodgson just seems to get better and better, and Hansen was responsible for one of the crossbars. Mason Raymond hasn’t scored much at all, lately, but was all over the ice tonight and as always played well defensively. Credit the Oilers for sticking with it – knowing the score was close, they never quit and were twice able to come back and tie the game. Luongo made a couple of very good saves in the shootout. He also made a great save in overtime on Gagner. He wasn’t called upon to make a ton of phenomenal saves tonight, but he played well at the end of the game. He could not be blamed for either Edmonton goal.Broadcast Observation of the Day: In general, I prefer the Sportsnet games to our other options. That said, I’m not the biggest fan of Shorthouse. Instead of calling the game, he often attempts to get Garrett involved in conversations about silly things like food, or jokingly makes fun of him and his NHL career. It’s all in good fun, but for the TV viewer, it’s not that funny nor interesting. I’d much rather have some proper analysis done of the game.Two nice touches tonight: in his first intermission interview, Hamhuis told the residents of Burns Lake that the team’s thoughts were with them as they deal with the devastating fire in that small community’s lifeblood, its sawmill. Hamhuis was raised in nearby Smithers. Also, GM Mike Gillis was with Dan Murphy in both intermissions, and the first segment was dedicated to the Canucks’ support of the re-launch of mental illness website, www.mindcheck.ca. The site is dedicated to awareness of mental health issues and is meant to provide resources for youth and young adults in need. The Canucks are behind this initiative primarily in memory of and tribute to Rick Rypien.Looking ahead: The Canucks will take six days off before returning next Tuesday night to play the Chicago Blackhawks. Stay tuned to www.fightingforstanley.ca for mid-season reviews of all the Canadian-based NHL teams over the All-Star break, including an analysis of the Canucks, their season to date, their prospects in the playoffs, and what their trade deadline needs, if any, are. Sami Salo returned to the lineup for the Canucks after missing the last seven game with a concussion. He wasn’t that noticeable, however, you did notice the lack of problems with the Canucks’ D as Ballard and Rome could play third-pairing minutes. The game was a no-hitter, it seemed like both teams wanted to get to the break without any physical confrontation. There were only three penalties called, all for hooking or interference. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks concluded their pre-All-Star break schedule on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 by way of a shootout.The Canucks had a tremendous first period, as they came at the Oilers in waves and spent entire shifts possessing the puck in the Oilers’ zone. They were able to break through on a beautiful goal by Daniel Sedin, his line having cycled the puck in Edmonton’s goal for approximately 90 seconds. Inexplicably, the Oilers actually outshot the Canucks in the first period, but Vancouver had the lion’s share of the chances.This trend continued in the second period, but Edmonton played much better in what has been the Canucks’ worst period on a night to night basis. Shawn Horcoff scored on a tremendous feed from young Oiler Taylor Hall, after a defensive breakdown in the Canucks’ end while the bottom defensive pairing and the fourth line were on the ice. While Edmonton had a much better period, the Canucks hit a post late in the second (having hit one in the first as well) and this goal might have been the back breaker for the Oilers, who had played the previous night in Edmonton.The Canucks came out determined in the third to end the game favourably. Buoyed by strong play from the top two lines, the Canucks returning to their swashbuckling ways, trading chances with Edmonton and for the most part, getting the better of the play. The effort was rewarded on a goal by David Booth, the result of hard work in front of the net after a 3-on-2 where Oiler netminder Devan Dubnyk lost the puck to his side, next to the crease. The Canucks were unfortunate to hit the crossbar twice in the third period as well. The resilient Oilers tied the game up a second time after a Hall deflection on a late power play, sending the game into an extra session.Overtime featured end to end play, and a couple of good saves by each goaltender, but didn’t solve anything. Canuck rookie Cody Hodgson scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, to deliver the Canucks two points heading into the break.Vancouver is happy the break has now arrived. Their play in the last couple of weeks has been very up and down – they have played their best against the tougher teams (Boston, San Jose, L.A., St. Louis), but have struggled against their weaker opponents (Anaheim, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, Florida). There have been times recently that they just look tired, and the six-day break coming up for all but four of the players should be a good tonic for them both physically and mentally. Now that everyone is again healthy, the team needs to refocus and set their sights on the stretch drive into the playoffs. TWINS RETURN FROM MIA STATUSIn recent outings, the Sedins have not been their normal, dangerous selves, often relatively invisible. In addition, the Canuck power play has been struggling, due at least partially to the Sedins’ lack of production. Tonight, they appeared to be much more “Sedin-like” – they were toying with Edmonton on many shifts, including the one that resulted in the first Canuck goal.
Liffey Celtics lost their first game of the season last Sunday evening thanks to a stunning three-point shooting exhibition from Pyrobel Killester, which saw them win out 109-86 against the Cup champions. This result has made the battle at the top of the table extremely interesting, with Liffey now on one loss and DCU Mercy sitting on their heels with three losses. Liffey have had the better of the sides’ meetings this year, overcoming DCU at home in their first clash in the league, before putting in a clinical performance against them in the National Cup semi-final in Cork. Revenge will certainly be on the cards for Mark Ingle’s DCU charges though, and they will be hoping to defend their home court in style on Sunday afternoon.Elsewhere around the women’s league, the battle for crucial top slots is raging on in earnest. One of the other big clashes of the weekend sees the Cork derby meeting of Fr Mathews and Singleton SuperValu Brunell this Saturday, in what is a repeat of the Cup semi-final showdown in early January. Brunell got the better of that clash, but this weekend’s derby will undoubtedly come down to the wire between these two sides. NUIG Mystics meanwhile face off against Pyrobel Killester in Galway on Saturday and will be hoping to get some vital points on the board. A big battle will also tip off in Kilkenny this weekend as Marble City Hawks welcome Maxol WIT Wildcats while Ambassador UCC Glanmire will be hoping to maintain their spot on the table when they welcome IT Carlow Basketball to Cork on Saturday evening.A big decider in the Men’s Super League will tip off in Tralee this weekend as Garvey’s Tralee Warriors host Pyrobel Killester in a huge clash at the Sports Complex. Tralee have played 12 games to date and have lost just four, to see them on the same loss record as league leaders, Templeogue, while Killester have lost five of their 13 games. The two sides most recently met in the Hula Hoops Cup semi-final in January, with Ciaran Roe delivering a polished 34-point performance for Killester to see them through that tie.Top of the table Templeogue meanwhile will be hoping to banish Demons this weekend when they welcome the Cork side to Oblate Hall. The Dubliners, who have played 14 games so far this season, need to pick up the points from this clash in a bid to stay slightly ahead of the chasing pack, while UCC Demons also need a big performance this weekend in order to stay in the vital top six spot.Elsewhere, UCD Marian will be hoping to keep momentum from last weekend’s win against Templegoue when they host Maree in Dublin on Saturday evening. Maree have proven to be a tough opponent for Marian recently, beating them in Oranmore in their last league meeting. C and S Neptune will welcome Belfast Star to Cork on Saturday, while Moycullen and DCU Saints go head-to-head in Galway.BasketballIreland Fixtures: February 16th and 17thSaturday16th February 2019 BasketballIreland Men’s Super League: C and S Neptune v Belfast Star, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;UCD Marian v Maree, UCD Sports Centre-Belfield,19:00;Moycullen v DCU Saints, NUIG, 19:30;Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester, TraleeSports Complex, 19:30;Templeogue v UCC Demons, Oblate Hall Inchicore,20:00; BasketballIreland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics v Pyrobel Killester, BallinfoileCastlegar Neighbourhood Centre-Headford Rd, 16:30;Fr Mathews v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Fr MathewsArena, 17:00;Marble City Hawks v Maxol WIT Wildcats, O LoughlinGaels Gym, 19:00;Ambassador UCC Glanmire v IT Carlow Basketball,Mardyke Arena, 19:00;BasketballIreland Men’s Division One: Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v LYIT Donegal,Ballincollig CS, 16:00;UL Sports Eagles v Ulster University Elks, PESS Building-UL,17:00;LIT v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Limerick IT Sportshall,18:00;Limerick Celtics v GameFootage.net Titans, StMunchins, 18:30;Waterford Vikings v DBS Eanna, Waterford IT, 19:00;Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney v Abbey SealsDublin Lions, Killarney SC, 19:30;Fr Mathews v KUBS BC, Fr Mathews Arena, 19:45; A top of the table clash in the Women’s Super Leagueis in store this weekend as second placed DCU Mercy welcome league leaders,Courtyard Liffey Celtics to DCU on Sunday afternoon. BasketballIreland Women’s Division One: Limerick Celtics v Fabplus North West, St Munchins,16:30;Team Tom McCarthy’s St Mary’s v Swords Thunder, StMarys Castleisland, 18:30;Maree v Trinity Meteors, Calsanctius College, 19:30;Portlaoise Panthers v Ulster University Elks, StMarys Sports Hall, 19:30;Sunday17th February 2019 BasketballIreland Women’s Super League: DCU Mercy v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, DCU Complex,14:30;BasketballIreland Men’s Division One: IT Carlow Basketball v Fr Mathews, Barrow Centre-ITCarlow, 13:00;LIT v Ulster University Elks, Limerick ITSportshall, 14:00;Portlaoise Panthers v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, StMarys Sports Hall, 15:30;BasketballIreland Women’s Division One: UL Huskies v Fabplus North West, UL PessBuilding-Limerick, 13:00;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Roma team manager Morgan De Sanctis stood up for Nicolò Zaniolo and urged them not to use the injury crisis as an “alibi.” The Europa League game with Borussia Monchengladbach kicks off at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. Gianluca Mancini seems to be moved into midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but the Giallorossi are keeping their cards close to their chest. “We’ll see what happens…” smiled team manager De Sanctis on Sky Sport Italia. “We don’t want to focus on the difficulties, as that would be like looking for alibis. It remains an ambitious project, we are a little behind in terms of results, but we knew it would take time to work together and we’ll take the season before evaluating the situation.” Alessio Riccardi is on the bench today and could make an appearance during the injury crisis. “Riccardi is probably the clearest talent in the Roma academy. He has been under the spotlight for a while already, but remains 18 years of age and we are monitoring him carefully. The club and coach Paulo Fonseca consider him highly and he is moving gradually into the first team.” Fabio Capello caused controversy last night on Sky Sport Italia when suggesting Inter striker Sebastiano Esposito should not follow the example set by Zaniolo, a comment that infuriated the player’s mother. “Zaniolo has always delivered and for a year now has been a protagonist in the squad. He has always done what was asked of him, both on the field and off, while we renewed his contract. “With all due respect to Mr Capello, who made football history also with Roma, it was a real slip-up. We are receiving so much from Nicolò and there was no need to consider him outside of the rules or the profession.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
KhwaabbCast: Navdip Singh, Simer Motiani, Bajrangbali Singh, Rishi Miglani, Nafisa AliDirector: Zaid Ali KhanRating: A poster of the movie Khwaabb.The film promises to tell the story of an athlete’s dreams, struggles, and determination but after seeing the film you can’t help but feel a little disappointed mostly because of the film’s weak storyline. There’s hardly anything worth mentioning here.Sanjay and Kiran belong to the same village. And Sanjay has developed quite a liking for Kiran. While Kiran is an ace swimmer, Sanjay does nothing and knows no better. Only he can run pretty fast. So far he’s been living a life dealing with his alcoholic father’s beatings. And no sooner than you can spell your own name, the head of sports academy, Ram Prasad Lakshman spots the talented two, and brings them back to his academy.Kiran makes the most of this opportunity and works hard on her talent, while Sanjay only has eyes for her and not on the track or field. And so he doesn’t even approve of Kiran’s friendship with a boy called Samir. Soon enough Kiran and Sanjay end up dealing with issues at the academy that make them realise that their dream is the only thing they’ve got. But they’ve yet to deal with something as serious as a dope test. And whether they’ll be able to clear the dope test and realise their dreams is exactly what the film tries to focus on.The film fails at dealing with the small details that make the big picture. There’s nothing on the charm of sports, nor any in-depth look at the lives of athletes. Everything looks a bit superficial.advertisementThe acting, too, isn’t compelling enough, and hardly does much to compensate for the lack of a good story. All in all, the movie fails to impress and barely even manages to make it to the ‘average’ slot.