28 Oct

10 months agoEx-Chelsea captain Wise wants big name striker signing

first_imgEx-Chelsea captain Wise wants big name striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea captain Dennis Wise wants to see the club spend big on a new striker signing.Wise believes the answer to their problems lie in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski or Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.“Chelsea will want a striker,” Wise told the Daily Express.“Someone who can score goals and at the moment we haven’t got someone who will get 25 goals a season.“Unfortunately not loads of them about, so it’s about getting the right one. “There are a couple of goalscorers they should be willing to pay for, like Lewandowski or Jamie Vardy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoSneijder unsurprised Real Madrid struggling without Ronaldo

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sneijder unsurprised Real Madrid struggling without Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWesley Sneijder isn’t surprised seeing Real Madrid struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo.Sneijder believes Ajax can upset Real in their Champions League round 16 clash.Sneijder told Marca: “I knew that Real Madrid depended a lot on Ronaldo, as he always made the difference. So it hasn’t been a surprise for me. Ronaldo always carried the team on his back and it seems, from what we’ve seen up until now, that Real Madrid depended on him a lot. “If Real Madrid did have him then Ajax’s chances of going through would be significantly reduced.” last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoHodgson admits Crystal Palace need striker signing

first_imgHodgson admits Crystal Palace need striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits they need a striker signing.Hodgson admits signing a striker is Crystal Palace’s top priority during the January transfer window.“Getting a striker is obviously something we would like because as we’ve seen once again, we can’t do much more in terms of dominating games,” Hodgson said.“It’s pretty obvious that if we had that person who score goals from nothing, or scores goals from half-chances, we’d be a lot higher up the Premier League and would have won our FA Cup game a lot earlier.“It’s early days in the transfer window and everybody knows this is a tough transfer window because clubs aren’t eager to let players go if they’re good enough.“You’re looking for the rare pearl – someone who is good enough who will make us better who at the same time for some reason is being released by their club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Sep

Lacrosse team prepared for new season in new conference

The men’s lacrosse team seems to never stop.  When they aren’t practicing at 7:30 a.m., they are hitting the streets and serving the community.The team has already shattered its first goal of the season, earning more than 515 hours of community service.  “When we talk about goals, it’s as important as any of them,” coach Nick Myers said. “We met with the seniors and they thought 500 hours was an attainable goal so we went for it.”On the field, the Buckeyes are getting more than a fresh start; they are playing in a new conference.  The Buckeyes joined the Eastern College Athletic Conference after the dissolution of the Great Western Lacrosse League.  “For us the new conference presents a new challenge. It’s now eight teams and brings in the likes of Loyola, Hobart and Fairfield who are all very good, and maintain[s] the five teams that were in the Great West,” Myers said.   Leading the team into the new conference this year is tri-captain Scott Foreman.  “I’m not the most vocal person. I lead more by example and hope the guys follow,” Foreman said.   There is a tremendous amount of leadership on the team this season. Foreman is joined by fellow senior captains Brandon Freeman and Andrew Stimmel, who the team elected in the fall.“Foreman has core values and really represents what the program is all about. We’re very proud of the effort he brings both on the field and off,” Myers said.  As an individual and a teammate, Foreman wants to see the team stay tight and win every game.“Having more teams gives you more of a chance to get some better wins,” Foreman said.The ECAC doesn’t have conference playoffs. Therefore, the team with the best record at the end of the season will receive a bid to the tournament.However, having a high strength of schedule will be key if the Buckeyes do not win their conference outright. The strength of schedule will determine the teams that receive an at-large bid to the tournament. The Buckeyes are currently ranked No. 16 in terms of strength of schedule.The slate this year includes the eight conference foes, as well as top-ranked Notre Dame.The Buckeyes will face Villanova, the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association champion, in their season opener this weekend. Villanova is a member of the Big East Conference, arguably the toughest conference.  “Villanova is a playoff team. Their team is hungry, and we know we have a big challenge in front of us,” Myers said.After scrimmaging Duke and Greensboro last weekend, the team has learned a lot.  “We have a lot to improve on,” Myers said. “We have to get better at facing off and we played way too much defense. We know we got to be very sound this week. Offensively we have a lot of young faces, we’re just hoping they can grow up in a hurry.” The Buckeyes play at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Saturday at 1 p.m. read more

18 Sep

Lascelles Newcastle squad unconcerned over Benitez future

first_imgNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles insists the squad are not unsettled by the uncertainty over Rafael Benitez’s futureLascelles signed a new long-term contract at St James’ Park on Thursday, which will keep him at Newcastle until 2024.But manager Benitez, whose own deal expires at the end of the season, is yet to agree on an extension.This comes amid Benitez’s ongoing frustration with club owner Mike Ashley over their transfer budget.Although Lascelles insists the players are not unsettled about Benitez’s unsigned deal.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I don’t really sense that,” said Lascelles, according to Sky Sports.“All I sense is we’re a group of players, this is what we’ve got, this is the manager we’ve got, this is the owner we’ve got, we’ve got to get on with it. We need to get on with it as players.“Me personally, as long as he [Benitez] is here, Newcastle will keep going up and up.“Having worked under him, to be honest, I didn’t know there was uncertainty about him not being here.”Newcastle are winless in all 11 of their games this season across all competitions and sit just 19th in the Premier League with three points.last_img read more

18 Sep

Eriksen Denmark Wales game is a final for us

first_imgChristian Eriksen said that Denmark views Friday’s UEFA Nations League showdown with Wales as a finalÅge Hareide’s side travel to Cardiff looking to grab three points over their Welsh opponents to seal top spot in Group B4 and promotion to Group A.The victory will also guarantee Denmark a Euro 2020 playoff game if they are unable to qualify for the tournament.Now Eriksen, who has been struggling with fitness issues of late, is raring to give it everything to capitalize on this opportunity.“We see it (Wales) as a final,” said Eriksen, according to BBC.“It all depends on the first game. To have a chance to qualify we need some points from this game and not to give Wales the win in the group.”Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.The Tottenham playmaker relishes the kind of opponents Denmark will face by securing promotion to Group A.“That’s where we want to be, that’s where your aim is,” Eriksen added.“The aim will be to win this first group and then try and go as far as possible and get a place secure for the Euros.“Being in Group A would be fun against some even bigger teams which will be more difficult.”Currently, Denmark trail Group B4 leaders Wales by two points but with a game in hand.The match at the Cardiff City Stadium will begin at 20:45 (CET).last_img read more

17 Sep

PM urges DBJ to fasttrack Harmony Cove project

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, October 8, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) to fast-track the Harmony Cove project, which will see the development of a casino resort in Trelawny.Addressing the DBJ’s Strategic Planning Retreat for Boards of Directors at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on Friday, (October 7), Mr. Holness said the development has great potential to drive economic growth and advance Jamaica’s place in the tourism market.  “This project is one that the DBJ needs to take a very serious look at. The Government is very anxious that this be done. (My) charge to the Board is to get on with this project. We have to make some decisions on it; we have to move ahead,” he said.Harmony Cove is owned by the DBJ and the National Housing Trust (NHT), under the company, Harmonisation Limited, which is planning the development of the resort, projected to have as many as 5,000 rooms.   It has been reported that ground is to be broken for the first phase of the project in 2017, which will see to the construction of the first 1,000 rooms valued at US$900 million.The Prime Minister, meanwhile, encouraged the DBJ to strengthen its capacity to manage risks as it strives to place greater focus on projects geared at developmen.  “A shift has to take place in how we deal with risks. In everything there is risk, but you have to be able to properly calculate it, assess the outcomes, the effects, the possible benefits and loss, and manage it,” he said.Mr. Holness, however, hailed the Bank for fulfilling its mandate to promote business development, through projects such as its Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE) programme, which focuses on innovation, small business and young entrepreneurs.  He also called on the DBJ to speed up the way it divests projects to the private sector, in line with the Government’s push for greater public-private partnership.  He said the Bank must also play a critical role in ensuring that there is collaboration between local and foreign investors, so that Jamaicans can have some ownership in large enterprises which invest locally. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

17 Sep

House passes HR 1 an anticorruption and voting rights bill

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 8, 2019 Updated: 2:51 PM House passes H.R. 1, an anti-corruption and voting rights bill KUSI Newsroom, HR 1:-Redistributes taxpayer dollars to protect and re-elect the Swamp-Restricts Americans’ free speech-Exacts political retribution against the President of the United StatesDemocrats are determined to stifle the free exchange of ideas. #NOTforthePeopleAct pic.twitter.com/OfbxzM1CQE— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 7, 2019To read the entire For The People Act (H.R.1) click here. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The House passed of the For The People Act (H.R.1) Friday, a bill designed to improve election integrity by focusing on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics. The bill also defends localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections.“It sounds like I’m making it up. What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Texas Republican.Supporters say the For The People Act expands early voting while simplifying absentee voting. It enhances federal support for voting system security. It expands disclosure requirements for donations and campaign transparency while creating a multiple matching system for small campaign donations. Lastly, it will ease the creation of automatic voter registration rolls as well as restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated.The bill now moves to the Senate where it is highly unlikely to pass, let alone be voted on. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it would not receive any floor time “because I get to decide what we vote on.”San Diego Congressman Scott Peters  voted to pass the  For the People Act saying, “These groundbreaking reforms will help us rebuild trust in government. Now, we must continue to work together to solve problems most important to San Diegans and all Americans like climate change, gun violence prevention, access to higher education, comprehensive immigration reform, and more,” said Rep. Peters.Earlier this week, Speaker Pelosi spoke on the importance of passing H.R. 1, “So, when we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been – our families. And that, unless you’re blessed to be Native American – which is a blessing in itself that we respect – but that constant reinvigoration of hope, determination, optimism, courage, to make the future better for the next generation, those are American traits. And these newcomers make America more American. And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.”Multiple House Republicans are chastising the bill. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the bill as a cynical Democrat move to dilute Americans’ voting power. In a statement Brooks said,“As a backdrop, let me emphasize that the long term goal of Socialist Democrats is to dilute and undermine the voting power of American citizens. How do we know that? By past Socialist Democrat actions and conduct. For example, in many parts of America where Socialist Democrats enjoy dominant political control, they have made it lawful for illegal aliens and lawful noncitizens to vote, thereby diluting the vote of American citizens and undermining the ability of Americans to run their own governments! San Francisco is the largest such city, where illegal aliens and all other noncitizens can not only lawfully register to vote, they in fact vote in local elections.Further, H.R. 1 does its best to exploit and expand voter fraud loopholes that Socialist Democrats slipped into past federal legislation that, for example, empowered as many as 95,000 noncitizens to register to vote, and 58,000 noncitizens to actually vote, in recent Texas elections.” March 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more