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first_imgLikewise, UEFA has also suspended Juventus-Lyon, which was due to be played next week in Turin.. In this case, it was even more mandatory after the positive for Rugani coronavirus, defender of Juventus, which has forced Juventus to be quarantined. UEFA has yet to rule on the two remaining matches of the Champions League round of 16: Bayern-Chelsea and Barcelona-Naples. The case of the first is more doubtful, but the second will almost certainly be suspended, since Direct flights from Italy to Spain are canceled and that would hinder the arrival of Naples in Barcelona. It is official that Manchester City-Real Madrid due to be played next week will not take place, due to the quarantine that the white soccer team is undergoing after the positive for coronavirus of Thomkins, player of the basketball section. The English team made the suspension official on its website and shortly afterwards UEFA issued a statement confirming the postponement. It is specified that the new date will be announced, although without reference to when it could be.last_img read more

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, PennsylvaniaJamaica’s Kellion Knibb broke her own national discus record at the Penn relays yesterday.Knibb who attends Florida State University, had a best throw of 62.07 metres to improve on the previous mark of 61.59 metres. Isheeka Binns of the University of the West Indies (UWI) took second with 56.05m while her teammate Venique Harris was third with 55.87m.Carlington Moulton of the UWI also posted a good win in the college men’s high jump when he cleared 2.12 metres.In college relay events G.C. Foster, Mico and the University of Technology (UTech) have advanced to finals of their events scheduled for today’s final day.G.C. Foster clocked 1:21.91 to be the fastest qualifiers in the men’s 4x200m event. They are also in the 4x100m final after winning their heat in 38.73 seconds.UTech also advanced to the final after winning their heat in 39.83.Mico will contest the 4x 400m final. They won their heat in 3:08.06 to be the fourth fastest qualifiers while UTech also advanced as the sixth fastest with 3:08.62. Auburn with Akeem Bloomfield and Nathan Allen are the fastest qualifiers with 3:07.13.Mico finished fourth in the college women’s sprint medley final in 3:48.79. University of Oregon won in 3:39.05.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Azkals give up two late goals, yield to Vietnamese LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nani served as Portugal’s captain after Cristiano Ronaldo was hurt during the first half of the extra-time victory over France in the 2016 European Championship final. He has 24 goals in 112 international appearances, including a goal against the U.S. at the 2014 World Cup.He has played for Sporting Lisbon (2005-07, 2014-15 and 2018-19), Manchester United (2007-14), Turkey’s Fenerbahce (2015-16), Spain’s Valencia (2016-17) and Italy’s Lazio (2017-18). He won four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League with Manchester United.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Lazio’s Nani, top, and Udinese’s Bram Nuytinck go for the ball during a soccer match in Rome, Italy. Former Manchester United winger Nani has become the latest 30-plus star to join Major League Soccer after a career in Europe, agreeing to a three-year contract with Orlando City. The team said Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, that Nani was given a free transfer from Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon and will be a designated player who counts only partially against the team’s salary cap. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)ORLANDO, Florida — Former Manchester United winger Nani has become the latest 30-plus star to join Major League Soccer after a career in Europe, agreeing to a three-year contract with Orlando City.The team said Monday that Nani was given a free transfer from Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon and will be a designated player who counts only partially against the team’s salary cap.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

first_imgForeign Minister Marjon V. Kamara has told Liberians that the withdrawal of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) from Liberia by June 30, 2016, puts the nation at a crossroad. “We are being closely watched by the international community, to see if the years of reform and investments in democratic processes, including security sector reform will indeed yield sustainable peace,” Ambassador Kamara said. “Our partners have high expectations of us.”Minister Kamara made these remarks on Thursday, February 11, when she served as the Keynote Speaker at Liberia’s 59th Armed Forces Day celebrations, held at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia.She, however, expressed her confidence that Liberia can provide security and maintain peace after the inevitable departure of UNMIL. “I believe sincerely that we can and, indeed, we must,” she added.The new Foreign Minister nevertheless warned that the security of the state and the maintenance of peace in the post-UNMIL era will not and should not rest with the military alone. Reflecting on history, she said, sustainable security and continuing stability in this country will be defined more by the efforts all Liberians make – as a government and as a people – in addressing national challenges such as youth unemployment, reducing inequalities in income and opportunities, reconciliation and national healing, decentralizing social and security services, improving the quality of education and maintaining an enabling environment for investment. She indicated that cooperation and coordination between military and civil law institutions are key in the post-UNMIL environment; noting that the military can be useful in multidimensional ways in that environment.The Foreign Minister noted that some Liberians do not believe that Liberians have the ability to secure the country. “We must make our people understand – even if it means communicating in our local dialects – that there will remain a reduced UNMIL presence of military personnel and civilian police beyond June 30. However, security responsibilities once performed by UNMIL will now be solely in the hands of state security,” she clarified. Reflecting on the military in the past, the Minister said today’s Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has evolved to become the most educated in the nation’s history with specialized skills in many disciplines.“Our men and women in uniform reflect high quality and standards, integrity, loyalty and commitment not to any particular ethnic group but to the nation. They are being trained not only in national defense but also in strategic institution building and civic responsibilities,” she told the audience. She stated that the military has also moved beyond its traditional role to being more civil and has become true to its mandate, as enshrined in the National Defense Act of 2008, in building a respectable track record for supporting civil authority. “The Health Department of the Ministry and the Medical Command of the Armed Forces have been providing medical examinations, treatment and HIV/AIDS counseling as part of their outreach to communities,” she said.She thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is also Commander-in-Chief (CIC) of AFL, for her able and farsighted leadership and direction of the country and for the orientation of the nation’s security architecture, which began when she served as Chairperson of the Governance Reform Commission.Among other things, the Foreign Minister said that she is particularly impressed with the progress that the military has made in integrating women. “I understand that seven female officers and 73 enlisted women currently serve in the military, and that the Ministry of National Defense desires to reach a goal of 20 percent female enlistment.”Minister Kamara urged the Defense Ministry and the AFL to attain this target, which will contribute to the national objective of gender mainstreaming. “We congratulate the AFL for all of these exemplary works and the continuing dedication to helping breach capacity gaps and render assistance where it is needed. In the presence of UNMIL, the military has demonstrated that, in addition to its statutory responsibility to defend the territorial integrity of the state, it can provide effective support to civil authority. We expect them to do no less in the post UNMIL environment,” she added. The Foreign Minister reminded Liberians that they should not lose sight of the fact that the military is a part of the broader security architecture of the country that encompasses the police, immigration and other agencies. She asked these security agencies to collaborate under a well-coordinated framework to build synergies for the protection of Liberians within safe and secure borders. Ambassador Kamara also called on Liberians to envisage a post-UNMIL environment with a strong, well-trained, equipped and people-friendly national police force, decentralized and deployed throughout the length and breadth of this country. Following her speech, the Commander-In-Chief of the AFL, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf conferred upon her the nation’s Distinguished Service Order (DSO).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFrom right: Acting Swedish Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Elisabeth Harleman, Chairman of the National Steering Committee and EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, and Conservational International Executive Director Jessica Donovan.Dr. Nathaniel Blama, executive director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on stakeholders to exercise their willpower in combating climate change and protecting the marine ecosystem.Blama who chaired the National Steering Committee of the Blue Ocean Conference stressed the need to monitor and address climate change and marine pollution.He made the remarks on March 22 at the end of a two-day Blue Oceans Conference  organized through a joint effort of the Government of Liberia, the Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia and Conservation International (CI) with funding from the Swedish Government.“We are going to examine innovative means to mitigate the flow of pollution from land to ocean, and we will continue to outline further plans for the West African community to come together to preserve our fish stocks and prevent illegal fishing,” Blama said.To achieve these goals, Blama said, requires the collective effort, and the willpower by decision makers.“The bottom line is that none of what we are working towards is not beyond our capacity. This is not a question; what we do is a question of the willpower to do what we know we can do better. And if we make the right choices by setting the right priorities to respond timely to the same understanding that saving our ocean is not just an option, but an absolute necessity. Therefore, we will get there,” he said.Blama said the conference came at a time the country is combating a plethora of  environmental phenomenon, including climate change that is resulting to rising ocean tides, and leading to rapid sea erosion; compounded with human induced environmental shenanigans such as marine pollution caused by disposal of toxic waste, ocean acidification and illegal fishing.“Beaches in Monrovia and other settlements are often used as latrines and dump sites where non-biodegradable substance such as plastic, fishing nets and other chemicals are disposed. The conference “offers an opportunity to raise awareness, increase care and concern, fund-raise for and develop partnerships around improving Liberia and West Africa’s ocean space,” he said.Acting Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Elisabeth Harleman, pledged her government’s support to Liberia and noted that Sweden has committed to support the country with more than US$130 million for the period 2016 to 2020 toward peace and nation building, including strengthening public institutions and natural resource management.She said further that Sweden’s effort in promoting a blue economy and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14, includes supporting and organizing of the New York 2017 conference.CI-Liberia Country Director, Jessica Donovan-Allen, said that the organization is bringing its global expertise to work in ten coastal communities in Liberia to create sustainable livelihoods, fisheries, and mangrove conservation. “We are working to reverse harmful cycles and find sustainable alternatives,” she said.She said that as a daughter of a fisherman, she is aware of the value of Coastal Conservation, adding, “my family’s livelihood rose and fell with the tide, but it was—and it remains—the action or inaction of businesses, governments, and policymakers that most affect the relationship between oceans and the people connected to them through their livelihoods.”Mrs. Donavan-Allen noted that Liberia has one of the last remaining in-tact coastal ecosystems in the region and called for a concerted effort in conserving it.She lamented that “as Liberia’s beaches are used as dump-sites and bathrooms, as plastics wash ashore, as fish stocks are decimated by chemicals, dynamite, and mosquito nets, if we lose these natural resources, how do we not also lose ourselves?”She then pledged CI support to Liberia’s fight in conserving and ensuring a blue ocean and added that all stakeholders have an imperative to reverse mismanagement. “We need to find and scale alternatives that are currently unavailable to 70 percent of Liberia’s population living along this coastline. It must act on national policies for sustainable development.”At the end of the conference, the Government of Liberia and its Partners adopted a Call for Action, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the UN Ocean Decade, the 2015 Paris Agreement, and Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (AIMS) to preserve the coastal and ocean environment.This, according to them, will strengthen partnerships for development, to help end poverty, and to enhance maritime viability for a prosperous Liberia and West Africa.“We recognize that water covers more than two-thirds of the earth’s surface and affects life everywhere. Our ocean supplies nearly half of the oxygen we need, absorbs one-fourth of the carbon dioxide we produce and plays a vital role in the climate system and water cycle,” one of the panelists who read the “Call for Action” statement on behalf of the BOC steering committee.The committee also called on the governments, regional bodies and other relevant stakeholders to commit Liberia and other West African countries to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, by acceding to and implementing the Port State Measures Agreement and implementing monitoring control surveillance (MCS) activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDoug McComb won the first two NASCAR Late Model races of the year at Irwindale Speedway. But Valencia’s Chris Carmody said all he needed was to start ahead of McComb to have a shot at winning a race himself. He got that chance a couple of weeks ago and won the first race of his career in the Late Model division at Irwindale Speedway. Carmody, driving one of four cars for Tim Huddleton’s High Point Racing team, started third and finished 1.685 seconds ahead of second-place Richie Altman. Huddleston ended up 13th and the other High Point Racing driver, Scott Jenkins, completed only 20 laps of the 50-lap race and finished 26th. Carmody said he knows he has some ground to make up if he wants to catch McComb in the standings. “But I know I got a good enough team to win the championship,” Carmody said. In addition to winning the Late Model race at Irwindale Speedway April 28, he and Meier were in a Late Model race at the Bullring in Las Vegas last weekend. Meier won that race, with Carmody coming in second. It only increased Meier and Carmody’s confidence in their teams. Carmody is driving one of the oldest cars in the Late Model division at Irwindale Speedway. It’s the car Huddleston raced in 2004 and won four races. If he learned anything from his first win, Carmody said, it’s that all the cars at High Point Racing are strong. “Now I know that all my teammates are fast,” Carmody said. “It’s going to be hard to get by them.” The NASCAR Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks are scheduled to race at Irwindale Speedway tonight. Bryan Harrell of Riverside leads the Super Stock standings. Rich DeLong III of Newhall is 13th in the Super Stock standings. Tyler Rogers of Riverside leads the Mini Stock standings. Jeff Elder of Redlands leads the Pure Stocks standings. Dennis Ivarsson of Saugus is 15th in the Pure Stocks standings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Races start at 7. (818) 713-3715160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The win put Carmody in fourth place in the track’s Late Model standings and 32 points behind McComb, the division leader. Carmody will get a chance to narrow the gap even more at Irwindale Speedway tonight. Three of the drivers for High Point Racing started first, second and third in the race. At one point, Carmody said all three of his teammates were ahead of him in the race. “I had all three of my teammates in front of me,” said Carmody, a Saugus High graduate. “I knew I had to stay smooth and race them all a little cleaner.” Jace Meier turned out to be Carmody’s strongest challenge, but he ran into mechanical problems near the end of the race and fell to 10th. last_img read more

first_imgHaving originally offered Fellaini only a one-year contract, United extended their deal by a further season and that was enough to convince the 30-year-old to remain at Old Trafford.Fellaini’s new contract has the option to extend for a further 12 months after the two years have expired.“I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player,” he told United’s website.“I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve.“I would like to say a special thank you to Jose (Mourinho) for the faith he has always shown in me.”Fellaini, currently on World Cup duty with Belgium, joined United from Everton in 2013, making 156 appearances and scoring 20 goals.He has won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League during his time with United.The towering midfielder is well liked by United manager Jose Mourinho, who insisted he always expected Fellaini to stay.“I am very happy Marouane is staying with us,” Mourinho said.“I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marouane Fellaini has signed a new contract with Manchester United © AFP / OZAN KOSELONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 29 – Marouane Fellaini signed a new two-year contract with Manchester United on Friday, ending speculation the Belgium midfielder would join Arsenal.Fellaini’s United deal was due to expire this weekend and Arsenal’s new boss Unai Emery was reported to have made an approach to sign him.last_img read more

first_imgWhen it comes to fat loss you have to put yourself into a calorie deficit. There are no if, ands or buts about it.It doesn’t matter what system or diet plan you follow. If you want to lose fat, you have to be in a calorie deficit.The problem that people find when trying to do this is twofold. Either they find that they are not eating enough, or they can’t have the food they like. This is a double edged sword that will determine either success or failure. Good nutrition programs should help to properly control energy balance in the body. They should prevent excessive swings in either direction; either too much or too little; but it should also provide nutrient density.Nutrient density is the ratio of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fibre etc.) relative to the total calorie content of the food.A food with high nutrient density contains a high amount of key nutrients (protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins etc.) per 100cals of food.Foods with a higher nutrient density are brightly coloured vegetables, brightly coloured fruits, high fibre, unprocessed grains and lean meats. These foods also have a lower calorie density per 100cals.These foods are great for people who are trying to lose fat.You are able to eat more of them during a meal and not take in a huge amount of calories, so overall calorie intake is easier to control.They provide longer periods of satiation after meals, meaning you will feel fuller for longer.They are difficult to over eat also due to their satiation effects. They have more essential nutrients per volume of foods than foods with a higher calorie, lower nutrient density.You are giving your body everything it needs, but also doing everything you can to help with your fat loss goals.The problem that people have, as I alluded to above, is they feel that they are missing out on the foods they love.These foods can be added into any weight loss plan, but you have to be careful with them. The reason for this is that the majority of these foods have a hugely calorie dense.What this means is that these foods have a huge amount of calories per 100g.Foods with a high calorie density would be cookies, crackers, butter, bacon etc.It takes very little of these foods to give you a huge amount of calories and as most people come from eating huge amounts of these foods, it is very hard for them to display restraint and apply moderation when presented with them.The best combination of foods when it comes to fat loss should be a good mix of foods that are both high in nutrient density and are low in calorie density.This combination means that you get to eat more in volume of food each meal and also gives your body all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to help with your goals.This doesn’t mean that you have to avoid the foods that you like completely.You just have to realise that if you need a certain amount of calories per day in order for fat loss to continue. Your portion sizes of these foods will probably have to be lower than you are used to.You then have to weigh up the odds of whether you will be satisfied eating less of what you like occasionally, and more of what you need.Alan Aragon has a table that he uses for his Flexible Dieting model.It states that a good flexible diet plan should be 70% whole, minimally processed, nutrient dense foods that you love the taste of.10% should be whole, minimally processed nutrient dense foods that are neutral to your taste.10% can be semi-junk foods, that aren’t completely devoid of nutrition. 10% can be blatant junk food.This is the model that I am using myself at the moment and it is working quite well for me.However, I know my calorie intake and I am tracking my calorie and my macronutrients (protein, carbs and fat).If you are coming from a background of having 70% of your diet being blatant junk foods, start by adding in a good nutrient dense low calorie meal each day and then add another every two weeks until you are near the table guidelines above.Once you have this in place, you and your body will be in a better place regarding both your health and your fat loss goals.#TrainSmartFor further information on training and nutrition, contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: The right calories for fat loss was last modified: June 12th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fat lossfitnesshealthrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more

first_imgLeicester boss Craig Shakespeare claims he remains in limbo over his future as manager.The Foxes chief wants a decision on his position soon after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth ended their Premier League campaign. He is due hold talks with the club’s owners this week with his short-term deal as manager ending next month. Shakespeare has won eight of his 16 games since replacing Claudio Ranieri in February but insisted he is yet to find out what will happen.He said: “For the benefit of everybody it’ll be sooner rather than later.“It’s out of my hands. When I get the phone call, then I’ll know. I don’t know when that’ll be but there’ll be a meeting soon.“There is no set date (for a meeting). It was just said ’til the end of the season.“They (the owners) are very good business people and I’m sure they appreciate you, me and everybody is waiting and I’m sure we’ll get a decision soon.“I have a contract as an assistant manager after this one. It would be foolish of me to say ‘I’m not going to do this, I’m not going to do that’ because I’m not in that position. I have no choice in one respect. It’s up for discussion.” Should Craig Shakespeare remain Leicester manager? 1last_img read more

first_imgHighland: Hoped to make €1,000 per week from proposalHIGHLAND Radio has dropped its bid to ditch the charity Rehab from its radio bingo slot.The north Donegal radio station had applied to the Letterkenny District Court for a bingo license, with the station keeping €52,000-a-year “running costs” and giving the rest to the Donegal Hospice. Judge Paul Kelly had asked radio station director Hazel Russell at a previous hearing to provide a break-down of its proposed figures, telling her that no more than 40 per cent of cash generated could be spent on administration.Ms Russell told the court that the station would charge €25 every time bingo numbers were read out, and this happened eight times per day. This would amount to €1,000 per week – or €52,000 per annum – as bingo was played five times per week.But this week Ms Russell returned to the same court.When the case was called, she told Judge Kelly: “We’d like to withdraw that application.”Ms Russell did not give an explanation for Highland’s decision to stay with Rehab.HIGHLAND RADIO IN DRAMATIC U-TURN OVER REHAB BINGO was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal hospiceHighland Radiomassive profitsrehab bingolast_img read more