first_imgInjuries. “We always seek to focus on the players we have. We are confident that the work of the children of the subsidiary will continue to help us until we recover the children who are outside.” Saul. “You have to miss a penalty because you kick it and there is a penalty final. We talk to him about what is coming and what we have to improve. As with any of the players who are on the squad.”Improvement. “The phrase another lost final does not sound comfortable to me because we won three and lost three. And of the three we lost we did it on penalties. It leaves me that from November the team began to grow and we continue on that line. LaLiga is back a totally different tournament. “Valverde. “I am nobody to comment on what is happening to another family inside his house. Valverde is a great coach, he leaves his team first and qualified for the Champions League. That is what I see. He has driven in a place where he does not It’s easy to be, because it’s a very powerful club. It’s always been managed with education and that’s important. Morata and the offside. “There are players who live with their characteristics. I remember Inzaghi who lived on the edge. Then there was no VAR and as he played in Juventus there were always more favorable than unfavorable situations. Now with the Var that situation is evident. Eibar plays with the high line, hopefully Alvaro has the lucidity of deciding the game. “Vrsaljko. “He is training better than a month ago when he arrived. He is closer to being able to help us: Whatever it is to add, we appreciate it.”Sanction to Valverde. “I already said that it was what I had to do. But I already said what was going to happen and today I wear out on things we already know, I don’t waste time.” Situation in LaLiga. “We are in the middle of the season, there is a lot ahead and to improve, we focus that from November onwards it worked well. The league is very long and there is no parameter to talk about the reality of the moment. Eibar has always cost us very much In their field, with high and strong pressure, they coexist better with their game.João Felix. “The Super Cup has been another step of experience for a 20-year-old boy with fantastic conditions. All this road he begins to do will serve the future. We absolutely believe in him. He has a game we need, he has a goal … I hope that in his new stage in a new club he will be able to strengthen himself and grow day by day. I assume all the responsibility like any player of Atlético. We have to take care of finding his best version and exploiting his characteristics. He is 20 years old, he has to be happy, he plays at Atlético we are waiting for you to lend us an important hand in the second round“.Saponjic. “I repeated what he has to do a few weeks ago and I have nothing to comment here in the Press.”last_img read more

first_imgDORTMUND, Germany (AP):Borussia Dortmund’s chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practise with the Bundesliga team.Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker magazine yesterday that “it was no joke” and “not a marketing move”.Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that Bolt planned to train with Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams.Dortmund and Bolt are both sponsored by the same Germany-based sports goods company, Puma, whose president contacted Dortmund to say that Bolt had asked about training with the team.Watzke said he welcomed the idea and that Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel also looked forward to it. Watzke said the timing of the practice remains to be determined.Asked if Bolt could have a future in Dortmund, Watzke replied, “We don’t even need to talk about it.”last_img read more

first_img5 reasons to give badminton a try “Testosterone is the natural steroid hormone that enhances sport, athletic and fitness test performance. In general, people with smaller digit ratios are better athletes,” explained Dr. Tomkinson.“Given that muscular strength is an important determinant of success in many youth sports and athletic events, our finding suggests that the digit ratio may predict performance in youth sports and athletic events requiring high strength,” he added.As muscular strength is also an important indicator of good health, the findings also suggest that teenage boys with lower digit ratios might enjoy better health in general.The results were published online in the journal Early Human Development. JBADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “The ring finger in males is typically longer than the index finger, whereas the fingers are about the same length in females,” explained Dr. Tomkinson, adding that there is some evidence to suggest that the digit ratio is influence by the levels of testosterone present during the early development of the fetus. “The more testosterone the fetus produces, the longer the ring finger, so the smaller the digit ratio.”The father-son team set out to look at whether the digit ratio could possibly be linked to muscular strength, which in turn could be linked to sports performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The pair recorded the age, digit ratio, body mass and right handgrip strength of the participants, who were all aged 13 to 18 and attending Jordan’s school, the Sacred Heart School in East Forks, Minnesota, in the United States.They found that adolescent boys with lower digit ratios did indeed show a better handgrip strength, irrespective of their age or body size. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Image: monkeybusinessimages/ via AFP RelaxnewsNew research has revealed an unusual way of predicting sporting success: finding that the length of the ring finger of teenage boys could indicate their prowess at sports. The study is the first to attempt to measure this relationship.Carried out by the University of South Australia’s Dr. Grant Tomkinson and his son, 11-year old student Jordan Tomkinson, the research looked at the digit ratio (the difference in length between the index finger and ring finger) of 57 adolescent boys.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s in store for your animal sign this year MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Stunned by a brave Mono Vampire squad in Game 2 on Wednesday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Alab aims to get the upper hand in a series that has become too close for comfort for each team.The Filipino club took Game 1 in overtime, 143-130, before the Thai team tied the series with a thrilling 103-100 triumph. The next two games will be held in Thailand, including Game 4 on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAlab left for the Thai capital on Friday, hopeful that import Justin Brownlee has recovered from cramps in Game 1. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Can Mr. Matthysse honestly spell defense?center_img Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag knows he has a resilient group of players who are ready to rise above adversity.There’s no better time for Alab to show that quality than on Saturday when it tries to get back on track in Game 3 of the Asean Basketball League Finals at Stadium 29 in the outskirts of the Thai capital of Bangkok.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

first_img…50 low-income houses available at ProspectBy Rupa SewnarineThe establishment of many developing housing schemes along the stretch of coastland has not eliminated the low occupancy rate, as many of the allocated plots remain uninhabited. This was the position shared by the Junior Communities Minister with responsibilities for Housing, Valerie Adams-Yearwood, who mentioned that the occupancy rate of many housing schemes remains below what is expected.“It is no secret that while a number of schemes were developed in the past, the occupancy rate remains low, something that cannot be sustained… All those lots that were sold and most of those owners would have received their certificate of titles which gives them ownership,” said Yearwood-Adams.She made these remarks on Friday during an Open Day initiate, where the public was given an opportunity to view 50 houses that were constructed for low-income earners.Because of the low numbers, the Minister stated that they are moving to repurchase these lands and allocate it to those who are searching for land.“If you know people who have a house lot and they’re not occupying it all these years, tell them come into [the Department of] Housing and sell it back to us. We’re going to pay the price we sold them for,” she mentioned.Through a collaborative effort by a number of contracting agencies, the Department of Housing unveiled the structures, which were built at Prospect on the East Bank Demerara.last_img read more

first_imgJamie Carragher has told talkSPORT John Stones should turn his back on Chelsea and stay at Everton.The England central defender is wanted by the reigning Premier League champions, who have so far had two bids rejected, but the Anfield hero has urged the 21-year-old to remain on Merseyside.Carragher told Drivetime: “Every player should want to play at the highest level and win trophies, play in the Champions League and play for his country. That’s the aim of every player. It’s just [a question of] what is the right time for the player to go.“I think the right thing for John Stones would be to play for another couple of years at Everton. He’s playing really well but you have ups and downs as a young player, especially as a defender where you can make a couple of mistakes, give away a penalty, and your confidence goes. That’s part of being a defender and learning your trade.“I think it would be better for him to know he’s almost guaranteed to play week in, week out for Everton, go through those times with Everton, and then when he eventually gets his move to a top English club, as he will do, he’ll be going there a bit more experienced, a better player, and a bit more mature in his game.“When you get to that really top level, any little mistake, anything that’s not quite right, can cost your team a draw, or you drop three points, and that can end up costing a team the league title, or seeing them knocked out the Champions League.“You don’t want to be learning on the job when you’re at a top club. I think it would be better for him to spend another couple of years at Everton and then make that move.”last_img read more

first_imgEden Hazard and Gary Cahill have been dropped and Baba Rahman makes his first Premier League start as Chelsea make five changes for the visit of Aston Villa.Hazard is omitted in favour of Pedro and Cahill is replaced by Kurt Zouma.Ghanaian Rahman plays at left-back to allow Cesar Azpilicueta to move to right-back, replacing the injured Branislav Ivanovic.Ruben Loftus-Cheek also starts, alongside Ramires in central midfield, with Cesc Fabregas pushed into a more advanced role and Diego Costa returns up front after suspension.Aston Villa make four changes from the side which lost to Stoke in their last game.Kieran Richardson starts at left-back ahead of Jordan Amavi, while Jordan Ayew, Jack Grealish and Carles Gil come in for Jose Crespo, Jordan Veretout and former Chelsea youngster Scott Sinclair.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Baba; Loftus-Cheek, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs: Blackman, Cahill, Matic, Mikel, Oscar, Hazard, Remy.Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Richardson; Westwood, Gueye; Gil, Grealish, Ayew; Gestede. Subs from: Bunn, Bacuna, Amavi, Crespo, Sanchez, Traore, Sinclair.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSA national brand custodian and Tourism body launch invigorating 2010 marketing campaignToday The International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa launched its 2010 FIFA World Cup™ marketing campaign that celebrates two global football spectaculars. The campaign is engineered to ignite the nation and the continent behind both the FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the global football spectacular and South Africa’s status as the first African host nation.The campaign is a collaboration between the International Marketing Council (custodian of the South African national brand); South African Tourism (destination marketing organisation); and the 2010 Organising Committee (custodians of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM event).These organisations had their South Africa and African 2010 World Cup™ campaign launch today at the 30th annual Tourism INDABA in Durban. The central campaign theme is that this is Africa’s World Cup™. South Africa hosts it on behalf of the continent.The IMC/South African Tourism/OC collaboration will provide a holistic approach to marketing the World Cup. The domestic focus is to celebrate the active involvement of South Africans in the 2010 event. The campaign gives South Africans ideas on what they can do to prepare themselves to welcome the world next year, and be warm, hospitable and generous hosts.At the heart of the Africa campaign is an invitation for Africa to unite and rally behind the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, while the domestic focus is on celebrating ordinary South Africans as champions who will make the 2010 event a reality and a stunning success. Both campaigns celebrate Africa’s passion for football. This celebration drives excitement for a football championship that is going to be colorful, vibrant, intoxicating and alive with a fusion of cultures, dance, song and music.There will also be an extensive online campaign component that includes a web site, online social networking and mobisites to complement the television commercials. An extensive global editorial and public relations campaign is also in place.“The campaign is uniquely South African. It exudes warmth, is inspirational,involving and makes you feel proud. The campaign is about celebration, solidarity and it encapsulates the African and South African spirit of Ubuntu,” says Paul Bannister, IMC acting Chief Executive Officer.The campaign was launched domestically at INDABA today with an invitation to the nation to learn the diski dance and to start feeling the excitement that’s burgeoning all over the world for the biggest showcase of capability and hospitality in the history of the country.“From the onset, we have said that this World Cup does not belong to South Africa alone, but to all of Africa. In developing a communication campaign specifically targeting this aspect, and communicating in a manner that is widely appreciated, fun and contagious, we are firmly positioning this event and the host continent as alive and vibrant,” says, South African Tourism acting CEO Didi Moyle.Says Bannister: “It’s time for citizens, guests, fans and the world to start to celebrate the 2010 World Cup with passion and with enthusiasm. We believe that this campaign will begin to ignite the nation. South Africa is going to generate and have fun. If we host this event to the very best of our ability and show the world real South African hospitality the country and the continent will benefit enormously, and the World Cup will be the springboard that it has always promised to be. Ke Nako -it really is time for this continent to celebrate and deliver to the world the spectacular party and celebration it’s been waiting for.”Moyle: “INDABA was the perfect place to launch the campaign as it is one of the largest travel trade shows in the world. Attended by national and international media, tourism bodies and industry stakeholders, the exhibition offers the ideal platform to show that we are ready and excited to welcome and host 2010 visitors.”The adverts will start flighting in South Africa on May 11 on numerous television channels. The campaign also launches this week on the continent.For more information, please go to and to by FD Beachhead on behalf of South African Tourism For further information contact:Margaret Dingalo – Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 403 0122Mobile: 083 390 8584Email: margaretd@brandsouthafrica.comWebsite: www.brandsouthafrica.comLebo Zulu – FD BeachheadTel: +27 11 214 2404Mobile: 076 716 6677Email: Lebo.Mbuso@fd.comlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#Location#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick If you haven’t tried the food photo social network app Foodspotting, you’re missing out. The company announced today that it has raised $3 million in venture capital to fund further international expansion and to build what it calls “Pandora for food.”I just started using Foodspotting a few weeks ago and have fallen in love with it. From discovering places to eat to seeing what a menu looks like on a plate before I order to reading it like a hyper-local foodie newspaper, there are lots of different ways to use the app. The six-person company will celebrate its one-year anniversary this weekend and has a compelling vision for the future.The company has monetized its free service to date by paid partnerships with services like Travel Channel, Zagat and others who seek place-based, community-vetted food photography for their websites and mobile apps. Company founder Alexa Andrzejewski told ReadWriteWeb this morning that its long-term plan is for the service to offer a platform for “location targetted food advertising.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… See also: The Evolution of Foodspotting & its Plans to Expand Beyond FoodFoodspotting was inspired by the co-founders efforts to explore new foods while traveling internationally and the company has already begun to find success outside the US. There have already been more than 10,000 dishes spotted in South East Asia, for example. “We really want it to be a celebration of local food,” Andrzejewski says, “a food lense or food vision about wherever you go. It really shows something about the local culture in any area.”Pandora for food plus Google Ads for food plus Foursquare for food. Sounds great to me. Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgSamsonite CEO Ramesh Dungarmal Tainwala has been replaced after he stepped down recently following accusations of falsely claiming to have a doctorate degree.Tainwala has been replaced by Kyle Francis Gendreau, the Chief Financial Officer of the company.“The Board of Directors of the Company announces that Mr. Ramesh Dungarmal Tainwala, citing personal reasons, has submitted his resignation from his employment with the Company and from his directorships within the Group. The Company and Mr. Tainwala are in discussions regarding arrangements in relation to his separation from the Company,” Samsonite International SA said in the statement on May 31.Tainwala’s resignation came after Blue Orca Capital, a United States-based activist investment firm, published a report on May 24, claiming that he was referred to as “Dr. Ramesh Tainwala” in some American and Indian regulatory documents. The research report said Tainwala had falsely claimed that he earned a doctorate degree in business administration from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, the Associated Press reported. The short-selling firm, Blue Orca, added that when it got in touch with the institution from which Tainwala received a doctorate — as per some biographical sources — the institution said that he had not got the degree, the New York Times reported.The Blue Orca report also said that Samsonite was using accounting practices that were doubtful, to blow up its earnings and profits. Entities that were controlled by Tainwala and his family conducted business with Samsonite using methods that raised questions, the report said, according to the New York Times.Samsonite said it considers the report to be “one-sided and misleading,” and added that the conclusions drawn in the report about the company and its financial results are incorrect. “Accordingly, the company urges shareholders to treat the report with caution,” the Hong Kong-listed firm said in a statement.Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Tainwala served as Samsonite’s Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until September 2014. Tainwala, 58, became associated with Samsonite in the mid-1990s when he entered into a joint venture with the firm to manufacture quality luggage in India.Tainwala, an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, grew up in Ranchi, Forbes had  reported earlier. He started as an entrepreneur in the plastic processing and consumer goods industries, including with Tainwala Chemicals and Plastics (India) Limited with which he was associated from 1985 to 2008. Related Itemsramesh tainwalasamsonitelast_img read more