AUSTRALIAN WORLD CUP PLAYER DIARY ENTRY # 3

first_imgRelated Filesa_page_from_the_diary_-entry_3-doc Australia’s battle to defend their champion nation status at the 2007 World Cup continues in earnest at the Daniel Craven Stadium in Stelenbosch. Australian Men’s Open Player Ben Robinson, National Women’s Open Vice Captain Melissa Pitfield, and Australian Open Mixed lynchpin Matt Tope give readers a fly on the wall account of all the latest news and views from deep inside the Aussie Team bunker in South Africa.Open the attachment to read the latest installment in the World Cup journey from the three Australian Open representatives.last_img

a month agoMan Utd midfielder Pereira desperate to repay Solskjaer support

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Pereira desperate to repay Solskjaer supportby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira accepts the team is falling short of standards. The Belgium-born Brazil ­international has been at Old Trafford long enough to know Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the midst of a crisis ahead of the game with Arsenal tomorrow. Pereira said: “The manager has shown a lot of faith in the young players – and I am very proud being one of them.“I want to carry on repaying that faith and hopefully nail down a spot in the team. ­ Manchester United is the ­biggest club in world. If we get a scoreline like we did at West Ham, the reaction to it is big – but that is normal.“People will talk about it and will always talk about this club. But we are Man United players and we have to deal with that pressure.“We have to pick ourselves up. We beat Rochdale and I am sure we will do the same against ­Arsenal.” last_img read more

Video: South Carolina’s Shon Carson Scores Touchdown Off Of Deflected Lorenzo Nunez Pass

first_imgShon Carson makes a deflected catch.Twitter/@TeamSpeedKillsMissouri and South Carolina are both looking for a big SEC East win today, and each has a new quarterback at the helm for today’s game. Mizzou jumped out to an early lead, but the Gamecocks tied things up in a pretty unconventional way. In an attempt to avoid a sack, freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez heaved one up to star receiver Phraoh Cooper. A Tiger defensive back nearly makes a big pick, but instead bats the ball directly to Shon Carson, who takes it in for a game-tying touchdown.pic.twitter.com/PlLxtfnh6b— Brandon Larrabee (@TeamSpeedKills) October 3, 2015That’s pretty unlucky for Mizzou. The Tigers answered quickly, however, and took a 17-10 lead just moments later on a Drew Lock touchdown pass to Nate Brown.last_img

BC tech advocate to help boost federal funding for innovative projects

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia has appointed its first innovation commissioner to advocate for the province’s technology sector in Ottawa, Washington state and abroad.Alan Winter will take on the newly created role for one year, with an option to extend his job based on performance.Premier John Horgan says Winter’s role would create opportunities for tech companies and shepherd innovation across all industries and regions in the province.Winter’s appointment is part of the May 2017 confidence and supply agreement between the NDP and the Green party to support the technology sector.Green party Leader Andrew Weaver says Winter’s position would help B.C. companies tap into existing federal programs.Winter is formerly president of the non-profit organization Genome BC and says in a statement that his first priority will be championing Canada’s so-called digital technology supercluster, a B.C.-led industry consortium.last_img read more

Atlanta airport More than 1 hour of waiting at checkpoints

first_imgATLANTA — Screeners are working without pay at the world’s busiest airport, where it’s taking more than an hour for passengers to get through each of its three checkpoints.Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta reported the lengthy wait times on its website shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a busy travel day for business travellers leaving town for the week.Airport officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment early Monday.The partial government shutdown, now on day 24, has led to missed paychecks for Transportation Security Administration workers across the nation, and airports are having to make adjustments.Miami International Airport closed one of its terminals for part of the weekend because twice as many TSA workers as usual were calling in sick.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeaus blackface scandal makes international headlines

first_imgIn its story, Politico tried to put Trudeau’s conduct into a national context for global readers, concluding that the photos had potential to do real damage.“A vast swath of Canadians finds these incidents every bit as disgraceful as their American neighbours,” the article reads. “They argue that historical differences are no excuse because blackface holds an equally objectionable — if lesser-known — place in Canada’s story.” The blackface scandal engulfing Justin Trudeau and his re-election campaign has spilled beyond Canada’s borders, with prominent international media devoting considerable space to the Liberal leader’s apology and challenging his global reputation as a champion of progressive ideals.Newspapers, websites and television stations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and beyond gave the burgeoning scandal prominent play on Thursday, hours after an American news outlet first released a 2001 photo that threatens to upend Trudeau’s re-election bid.Time Magazine first released the image of Trudeau wearing brownface while clad in a turban Wednesday afternoon. Hours later, Trudeau apologized for the image, taken at a  British Columbia private school where he used to teach. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2019. Since then, however, at least two other images have surfaced depicting Trudeau in blackface and drawing increasing attention from international press that once showered him with plaudits.“Mr. Trudeau has long cast himself as a glittering spokesman for the world’s beleaguered liberals, standing up to (U.S.) President (Donald) Trump, supporting gender and Indigenous rights, welcoming immigrants, and fighting climate change and racism,” wrote the New York Times. “…that carefully calibrated image suffered a major blow.”The tone was similar in many of the outlets that shied away from commentary or analysis in their coverage. Trudeau’s acknowledgment of poor judgment and racist conduct, coupled with his apology for the 2001 photo, was presented alongside his vocal espousement of progressive values and his appointment of a gender-balanced cabinet upon taking power in 2015.Such accounts could be found in outlets ranging from The Associated Press, The Guardian in the U.K., the BBC, Australia’s Sidney Morning Herald and Al Jazeera’s English service.Elsewhere, however, the coverage fell along more partisan lines.Fox News presented a fairly clinical online account of the scandal, but devoted considerable airtime to the story on the “Fox and Friends” morning show.” The outlet also penned an article taking aim at a network rival using the Trudeau controversy as a jumping-off point.center_img Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press CNN aired a panel where pundits weighed in on the Trudeau affair. While they condemned his previous conduct, all present focused on his subsequent apology and contrasted his behaviour with the brash approach usually favoured by Trump.“Wow, a leader apologizing,” quipped anchor Don Lemon. “It seems odd, doesn’t it? Because we have one who doesn’t.”Other outlets attempted to pull back from the immediate controversy by focusing on both Trudeau’s political past and the way in which the scandal could impact his chances for re-election. Trudeau is currently embroiled in a tight race with Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer, with recent polls suggesting the two were in a dead heat before the photos were released.An article from The Associated Press presented Trudeau’s current woes alongside a chronicling of the SNC-Lavalin affair that dominated Canadian headlines earlier in the year. It also contrasted the images of Trudeau with similar photos of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam that emerged earlier this year, prompting calls for his resignation.last_img read more

Boeing under scrutiny

first_imgWith back-to-back crashes in six months’ time involving Boeing 737 Max 8, respective aviation authorities of the world are grounding fleets of the aircraft, USA being the latest to join the group. Initiating the process, however, were the Asian regulators – China and Indonesia – ordering the local carriers to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Singapore even shut its airspace to all variants of the B-737 Max, imposing a temporary suspension against operations by both local and foreign carriers. Australia and the European Union were soon to follow. The move comes after an Ethiopian airline’s Boeing 737 Max crashed, killing 157 people, including four Indians. The disaster bore similarities to the doomed Lion Air 737 Max that crashed in October last year, killing a total of 189 passengers, when it took off from Jakarta and shortly went down into the Java Sea. Two fatal crashes in less than six months have raised questions over the safety and security of the aircraft all across the globe. Countries who have banned the aircraft are India, South Korea, Australia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. President Donald Trump announced the grounding of the aircraft, after (according to reports) ‘US officials found themselves nearly alone in allowing the planes to remain in the air’. Soon after the grounding in China, South Korea began a special inspection of the aircraft, while in Europe; regulators said they’re in contact with their US counterparts as well as Boeing. While the groundings in China and elsewhere are important, most nations typically wait to act until the US and Europe issue findings on aviation matters. But this time, it was the Asian regulators who called the shots and led the others to a consensus to uphold the safety of all passengers and shed the senseless ‘abundance of caution’ tag. Reports suggest that at the heart of the 737 Max 8 crash row is a new Boeing-engineered device called MCAS – Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System. Preliminary investigations into both accidents suggest erroneous inputs from MCAS may have contributed to flight crews losing control of the pitch attitude of their jets, as they plunged into unrecoverable high-speed dives. In the recent past, pilots have complained of inadequate training on automation-assisted flying systems, unfamiliarity with the controls, anxiety that prompted them to engage auto¬pilot earlier than normal, and at least two instances where the plane pitched downward or manoeuvred against pilots’ inputs. Hence, with similarities of fear exceeding a certain threshold in the minds of those who fly very often with the Boeing, there is an urgent need to measure and review the safety regulations and answer all probable questions concerning the aircraft before it takes off into the sky once again. Till then, safe flying!last_img read more

Zidane not planning to rest players before the Liverpool game

first_imgReal Madrid will face Liverpool in the upcoming Champions League final game but Zinedine Zidane insisted that he won’t rest his players in the league games that are about to be played before this crucial match.The French coach claimed that of course, if the player won’t be 100% ready, he won’t play – but besides that, everyone who is fit is going to be included in the match squads as usual.The Real Madrid head coach spoke about his side’s upcoming weeks as he said, according to Liverpool Echo:“No, not at all. I’m not going to think about that.”“If that were the case, there’d be no point playing tomorrow or in our four or five remaining games.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“If a player isn’t at 100%, though, he won’t play. But as for the rest, they’ll play as always.”“We can’t think about that. We have to focus on the game and on playing with intensity.”“It’s true that this year because the title is already decided, there is less expectation, but that’s normal.”“Before the match, it’s like that, but when the game starts I don’t think that’ll be the case.”last_img read more

New Chelsea boss hails Chelsea new signing Jorginho as a wonderful

first_imgNew Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had worked with Jorginho at his former club Napoli and they are both now in Chelsea.After the Blues’ penalty shootout win against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Nice on Saturday, Sarri has showered praises on Jorginho describing him as a “wonderful player”.Having played an impressive 90 minutes game which finished 1-1 after Pedro put the Blues ahead in the first half before Roberto Gagliardini equalised for Inter. Jorginho netted Chelsea’s first penalty which the Blues won 5-4.“For Jorginho, this is a normal match,” Sarri told the club’s website as quoted in Sky Sports.“He has technical ability but Jorginho also has a great mental speed, too. So for this way of football, I think Jorginho is a wonderful player.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“All over the pitch though we move the ball very quickly and we moved it well tonight, but not at the right speed.“You have to move the ball at a great speed on the floor. Otherwise, we risk to play for 90 minutes with 75 per cent ball possession but without scoring. That’s what we need to improve on.”Sarri added he was satisfied with his team’s performance.“So far I am satisfied. I am of course waiting for the other players from the World Cup to return, but the players gave me total availability.“I am satisfied and I saw in the match some things that we have tried in the training sessions. So far, so good!”last_img read more

Nightmare start of the season for Keylor Navas

first_imgThe Costa Rican goalkeeper will be terrified of the way things have started this season with Real MadridKeylor Navas must be terrified of how things have started for him this season.First of all, Real Madrid signed Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, which of course puts his job with Los Merengues in jeopardy.Then he received four goals against Atletico Madrid during yesterday’s UEFA Super Cup match, marking the start of the 2018-2019 season for Los Blancos.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Costa Rican goalkeeper didn’t receive four goals since November 21st, 2015, when he and Real Madrid faced Barcelona.That night at Santiago Bernabeu his team lost 4-0 against the Blaugrana.Navas was lucky that Courtois was not registered for the European match on Wednesday, and was able to give a regular performance.But if things continue, the Costa Rican might not be under the goal when his team plays Getafe CF on Sunday.last_img read more