Redknapp: Mourinho should not have taken Spurs trio to training ground

first_imgFormer Tottenham boss, Harry Redknapp, said Jose Mourinho should’ve taken his players to the club’s training ground for their run to avoid prying eyes. Social distancing row: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho Mourinho was pictured by local press on Tuesday with three of his first-team squad on Hadley Common in Barnet. Defender Davinson Sanchez, midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and winger Ryan Sessegnon were undergoing a fitness session alongside Mourinho, who was wearing his Tottenham tracksuit. The get-together broke the government’s guidelines on social distancing, set because of the coronavirus outbreak, with Sessegnon and Sanchez pictured jogging less than two metres apart from each other. “I’ll be honest it’s the first I’ve heard of it this morning when you mentioned it, I didn’t know anything about it,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “I imagine they all live near the training ground somewhere, surely they’d be better off popping into the training ground wouldn’t they?Advertisement Loading… “Not allowed to no, I mean that would be empty, there would be no one there. “It’s probably as close as the park though when you think about it, I don’t know. “Listen, we’ve all got to obey the rules, haven’t we. “If we want to clear this thing up. We’ve got to make sure if we’re told to stay in and keep our distance, then we’ve got to do it. read also:Mourinho admits he was in the wrong over training session “I haven’t seen the picture or I haven’t really read the story.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

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Iloilo board wants disaster response focal person

first_imgPHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – To improve the disasterresponse of Iloilo province, the legislative body has recommended to IloiloGov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to designate a person focused on disaster riskreduction management. Part of the province’s rehabilitationand recovery measures include cash-for-work for 9,201 families whose houseswere damaged; cash-for-work for 17,399 farmers, animal raisers, and in thefisheries sector; and the provision of water disinfectants, drugs, and medicalsupplies to affected municipalities. Fourth District board member RollyDistura, chair of the Sangguniang Panglalawigan (SP) committee on disaster riskreduction and management, said the resolution was passed during the regularsession on Feb. 18. The designation of a focal person isseen to help the efforts of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Office, which is currently headed by Dr. Jerry Bionat. According to Distura, the SP saw theneed for more personnel following the aftermath of Typhoon Ursula in Decemberlast year. The province was placed under a state of calamity due to the saidtyphoon on Jan. 7. “In a few days, we will distributeassistance both to our damaged household and agriculture. We continue tocoordinate with our counterpart with the Department of Agriculture andDepartment of Social Welfare and Development on their assistance that we canadd,” he said.(With a report from PNA/PN) For his part, Defensor convened the province’sdisaster council to discuss, among others, the update on the assistance toUrsula victims on Feb. 26. In an interview, Defensor said thecash-for-work with the rate of P395 a day for five days for those with damagedhouses and for agriculture will be distributed within this week. “On our Feb. 12’s session, we asked (thePDRRMO for the progress) as part of our oversight function but it was not yetstarted,” Distura said, adding that the SP helps for the disaster efforts tobecome “more efficient”. “We respectfully request the governor ifhe can appoint or designate one personnel that can concentrate on DRR efforts,especially those related to calamity. From the start of the implementation ofthe program, it is not necessary to create position but to (only) be designatedby the governor,” he said.last_img read more

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Department Software Upgrade May Affect Customers

first_imgDepartment officials ask customers to be patient as software is upgraded. (Image courtesy: City of Batesville)The Batesville Water & Gas Department is currently upgrading their billing software. Customers who are currently on the “Budget Billing” plan may receive a statement with a credit balance for this current billing.“Please note that this credit will be moved into your account on the new software as we move forward,” according to a press release from the Batesville Water & Gas Department.Customers with further questions or concerns can contact the office at 812-934-3811.last_img read more

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Troy Deeney scores again as Watford move into top half with win over Norwich

first_img Press Association Captain Troy Deeney scored for the fourth consecutive game as he converted from the penalty spot in the first half before Odion Ighalo completed the win in injury time. The Hornets moved up to ninth in the table while Norwich, with just one victory in their last nine league outings, are 16th. Watford have climbed into the top half of the Barclays Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Norwich at Vicarage Road. Norwich skipper Alex Tettey returned to Alex Neil’s starting XI after missing the 1-1 draw against Norwich with a groin problem. Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, taken off on a stretcher with a neck injury at Aston Villa last weekend, lined up for the visitors. On a cold and blustery day, it was Norwich, 3-0 winners both home and away against Watford in the Championship last season, who enjoyed the best of the early exchanges. But as the half wore on, the hosts began to take a stranglehold on what was turning out to be a rather scrappy affair. With 13 minute gone, Ben Watson took aim at the Norwich goal, but his 20-yard effort deflected off the heels of Sebastian Bassong for only a corner. Seven minutes later, Ikechi Anya found space on the right-hand side, but his cross lacked any quality and went straight into the body of a grateful Declan Rudd. But then, after half an hour, the breakthrough came. Etienne Capoue dispossessed a dithering Tettey and in his attempts to make amends for his error, the returning Norwich skipper hauled Ighalo down. Referee Mike Dean immediately pointed to the penalty spot and Tettey was booked. It could, and probably should have been worse, with Ighalo denied a clear goalscoring chance. Deeney made no mistake from 12 yards to score his fifth goal in six games. Watford upped the ante and Ighalo appeared to double his side’s advantage with the interval approaching, but his effort – teed up by an Allan Nyom header – was ruled out for offside. Television replays suggested it was the wrong decision. Shortly after half-time Nathan Ake, the on-loan Chelsea defender, was left flat out on the turf after a nasty collision with Andre Wisdom. Norwich’s Wisdom charged in for a header, but in the process wiped out Ake, who landed on his neck. Fortunately after several minutes of treatment, Ake was back on his feet and was able to play on. With Dieumerci Mbokani now on for Nathan Redmond, Norwich appeared to carry a greater threat going forward and Mbokani perhaps should have hauled the visitors level. A free-kick from the left-hand side missed everyone, and fell to Mbokani, but the Congolese striker failed to make any significant contact and Gomes gobbled up the ball. At the other end Ighalo fluffed his lines when put through by Etienne Capoue. Ighalo, a constant threat for Watford, then produced a fine save from Rudd who dived down low to his left before Bassong did enough to put Ighalo off his stride and the hosts were denied once more. But in the 91st minute, Ighalo finally got the goal he deserved, holding off the challenge from Bassong, before slipping the ball under the legs of Rudd. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Well done Watford. I’m sure it’s not escaped the attention of @davidmcnally62 & our gaffer that Watford have a match-winning striker…” – BT Sport presenter and Norwich fan Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) congratulates Watford but points out the lack of an attacking presence up front for the Canaries. PLAYER RATINGS Watford Heurelho Gomes 6 Allan Nyom 6 Miguel Britos 7 Jose Manuel Jurado 7 Troy Deeney 7 Craig Cathcart 6 Nathan Ake 7 Ikechi Anya 6 Ben Watson 6 Odion Ighalo 8 Etienne Capoue 7 SUBS Juan Carlos Paredes 6 Almen Abdi 6 Adlene Guedioura 6 Norwich Declan Rudd 6 Andre Wisdom 6 Sebastien Bassong 5 Lewis Grabban 5 Jonny Howson 6 Robbie Brady 6 Graham Dorrans 6 Nathan Redmond 5 Martin Olsson 6 Ryan Bennett 6 Alex Tettey 5 SUBS Dieumerci Mbokani 6 Cameron Jerome 5 Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe 5 STAR PLAYER Odion Ighalo caused Sebastien Bassong problems all afternoon, and he got the goal his hard work warranted. With nine strikes in the Premier League this term, Watford will do well to hang on to their star man. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Vicarage Road was rocking when Ighalo sealed the win in injury time and their imaginative chant for the French striker – sung to the tune of Spandau Ballet’s Gold – was the best moment of this Premier League clash. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Alex Neil looks like a man under pressure. He exchanged harsh words with Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, and was at odds with referee Mike Dean and fourth official Darren England throughout Saturday’s match. The Canaries are in trouble. MOAN OF THE MATCH Norwich fans will wonder how they drew with Arsenal, but then turn in such a limp display against Watford. Heurelho Gomes was barely tested in the Watford goal. WHO’S UP NEXT? Sunderland v Watford (Barclays Premier League, Saturday, December 12) Norwich v Everton (Barclays Premier League, Saturday, December 12) last_img read more

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UN Running Out of Cash to Cover Payroll

first_imgWithout help, the UN says it will not be able to meet payroll.Staff salaries at the United Nations may be in jeopardy if member states don’t pay their bill soon.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “This month, we will reach the deepest deficit of the decade. We risk entering November without enough cash to cover payrolls.”The United States is the largest contributor at 22% and figures show Washington owes around $381 million for prior regular budgets and $674 million for 2019.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that he’s been working for months to cut spending and that’s the only reason they were able to hold the recent meeting of the General Assembly in New York last month. There are 193 member states in the UN. As of this writing, only 129 have paid their regular contributions to the regular budget. At the end of May 2019, Guterres said the organization was in arrears for $492 million.“We are at a tipping point,” Guterres said, “and what we do next will matter for years to come.”According to the Council for Foreign Relations, the U.S. contributed over $10 billion to the UN in 2017. That accounts for approximately one-fifth of the UN’s budget. Agencies that received the greatest amount of money were the World Food Program, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup 1999 World Cup: Australia showed character to win second World Cup

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. As the tournament passed by, Pakistan started off the tournament on high, winning four matches on the trot before experiencing a shocking defeat against Bangladesh. Australia, led by Steve Waugh were off to a forgettable start, losing two of their first three games. Post this, they made a tinker with their approach and in no time were back on winning ways.  India, too, lost their first two matches to have a horrid start to their campaign, but turned things around with three consecutive victories, but with Zimbabwe surprising South Africa at Chelmsford they went in to the Super Sixes with zero as well. In Super Six stage, India managed to secure just one win against Pakistan and were eventually knocked out of the tournament. However, the 237 run partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid defined India’s stint of 1999 World Cup. Going into the knockout stages, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the World witnessed the greatest One-Day International (ODI) of all time, South Africa and Australia played a match that resulted in a heart-stopping tie. Some last-over madness saw Allan Donald almost surviving a run out, before getting out next ball, and even when the match was tied, Australia qualified on the basis of their advantage in the Super Sixes. Even though, Australia upstaged Pakistan in the final, the highlight of 1999 World Cup still remains with South Africa’s sensation Lance Klusener.Most Runs: Rahul Dravid of India. Runs 461. Average: 57.62.Most wickets: Shane Warne of Australia. Wickets 20.Venue: England highlights The World Cup returned to England after 16 years. Australia won their second World Cup title in 1999. India was knocked out in Super Six stages of the World Cup.  New Delhi: It can be argued whether Jagmohan Dalmiya was the greatest connoisseur of the sport, but he certainly knew how to convert opportunities into cash. He ensured World Cup 1999 was completely controlled by ICC: it was the beginning of a trend that continues till today. Prior to this World Cup, all six cups were held in partnership, and a step like this was nothing short of revolution.The tournament structure went through a revamp as well. The 12 teams were divided into two groups, just like 1996 — but six teams qualified to the next round instead of eight to go play in the Super Sixes. Not only did three teams qualify from each group, they also carried forward their points against the other qualified teams. Thus, since Zimbabwe had beaten both India and South Africa, and South Africa had beaten India in the league stage, India went forward with zero points, South Africa with two, and Zimbabwe with four.Interestingly, after a gap of 16 years, England was again nominated as the main venue where first three World Cups were held. It was the year when Bangladesh and Scotland made their maiden mega-event appearances, while Kenya made their second.last_img read more

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La.-Lafeyette, Ga. Southern meet in Sun Belt quarters

first_img Associated Press March 8, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com La.-Lafeyette, Ga. Southern meet in Sun Belt quarterscenter_img SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The Ragin’ Cajuns are led by Jalen Johnson and Mylik Wilson. Johnson has averaged 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Wilson has put up 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. The Eagles have been led by seniors Ike Smith and Isaiah Crawley. Smith has averaged 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Crawley has put up 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.JUMPING FOR JALEN: Johnson has connected on 27.9 percent of the 154 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 16 over his last three games. He’s also converted 82.6 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 14-9 when scoring at least 65.WINNING WHEN: Georgia Southern is a perfect 5-0 when the team records 11 or more steals. The Eagles are 13-13 when they steal the ball fewer than 11 times.TOUGH DEFENSE: Georgia Southern has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 22 percent of all possessions, the highest rate among all Sun Belt teams.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLouisiana-Lafayette (14-18, 9-12) vs. No. 5 seed Georgia Southern (18-13, 12-8)Sun Belt Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Monday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Sun Belt semifinals is on the line as Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia Southern prepare to meet. In the regular season, Georgia Southern won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 8, when the Eagles outshot Louisiana-Lafayette 58.2 percent to 48.3 percent and recorded five fewer turnovers en route to the 86-79 victory.last_img read more

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SuperSport Seals the Deal for Wilder-Fury II Fight

first_imgWilder was more emphatic in his prediction: “I knocked him out the first time we fought,” he said, referencing the dramatic knockdown that seemed to have finished Fury before he beat the count. “I told him two years ago I was going to baptize him. Rising up is part of the baptism. This is unfinished business. Because he’s in WWE, I’m going to make sure he gets knocked out of the ring, I might even come down with a flying elbow from the top rope. “I’m going to do exactly what I said I would do. I’m going to knock him out. I’m the lion. I’m the king of the jungle. It was a very controversial fight. I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one. I’m going to finish it.”Although both fighters are skilled in smack talk, it was still a surprise when Fury declared he can knock Wilder out within the first six minutes, something he’s hoping to produce under the tutelage of new trainer Sugar Hill Steward.Aside from the fighters’ charismatic personalities and their penchants for wild public statements, this matchup is fascinating because it pits Fury’s boxing skills against Wilder’s ferocious punching power. Fury would have claimed a decision on the scorecards if he hadn’t been knocked down twice yet insists he must win by knockout to get a decision in the US.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The long-awaited rematch of heavyweight titans Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, taking place in Las Vegas on Saturday 22 February will be broadcast on DStv, live on your World of Champions.Wilder versus Fury II has been highly anticipated since their first meeting, when Wilder retained his WBC title via split draw after Fury sensationally rose from a 12th-round knockdown to finish the fight. It is one of the most memorable moments in heavyweight history and has raised the stakes heading into the rematch.Wilder and Fury kicked off their media tour with an event in Los Angeles and, as expected, pulled no punches. “Deontay Wilder hasn’t been returning my calls or messages since last time,” Fury said. “He’s trying to keep his distance. He didn’t want to be around me so I can get in his head. “He’s going to try to (end it with) the right hand. If I’m stupid enough to get hit with it, I deserve to lose. I hit the floor twice in the first fight, but it’s all about how you respond. I’m a fighting man. If he can’t finish me, I’m going to eat him up.”last_img read more

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Hughes: Getting past disbelief to size up SB XLV

first_imgSo I have this thought that I’ve been repeating to myself lately. It goes: “The Packers are going to the Super Bowl.”Every time I say that, it feels so weird, but so cool. I’ve never been able to say a sentence that contains those words in that particular order before. The feeling that I get when I say it, I imagine, would be similar to me suddenly discovering that I can speak fluent French.It’s also kind of like those times I’ve gone to the dentist and had my jaw numbed. In the hours afterward, I would just say words out loud because moving my jaw felt funny. Moving my jaw to the sound of “The Packers are going to the Super Bowl” feels the same. Whenever I say it all I can do is lean back, enjoy the feeling, close my eyes, giggle and then do it all over again.Perhaps it’s a good thing there’s two weeks until Super Bowl XLV. I’ll have stopped pinching myself by the time the game starts and realize that a championship is actually on the line for my team. Holy schnikes, I’ve never said that before either!As someone who has adored the Packers all my life and cannot remember the last two Super Bowl appearances (being six and seven-years-old) the idea of seeing them lose this game would be tragic, and the matchup makes me a little nervous. The Steelers have won two Super Bowls in the last five years and seem to have become the NFL’s embodiment of big, physical and experienced over that time.This team in black and yellow is one hell of a worthy opponent, and my brain can’t focus on anything other than measuring them up with the green and gold.So here are the top three pivot points for Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV. Not much has changed for the Packers in these regards since the playoffs started for them five weeks ago, but they’re magnified extraordinarily since they reflect some of the Steelers’ strengths.1. Short yardage situationsAaron Rodgers’ magnificence on offense gives the Packers the ability to score from just about anywhere, but all season, whenever the task at hand revolved around a one to three-yard gain, the Pack turned anemic.Green Bay faced a third and three or less five times against Chicago and converted twice. The Packers ran the ball on two of them, converting on a quarterback sneak by Rodgers.On the other three pass plays, tight end Andrew Quarless let a pass slip through his hands, Rodgers threw a dump-off pass too short to John Kuhn and cornerback Tim Jennings got caught holding the arm of wide receiver James Jones for pass interference on the conversion. In all fairness, had there been no interference, Jones might have scored a 31-yard touchdown on the play.But also don’t forget the ultra-rare occurrence of Rodgers misfiring in the redzone, throwing an ill-advised interception to linebacker Brian Urlacher on third down at the Bears’ six-yard line.How far would a kid make it running down a dormitory hallway blindfolded, shoelaces untied, with feet perilously outstretched from every room? That kid would go down pretty quickly, and against the Steelers, the Packers could be that kid.The Steelers have the top rush defense and allowed a league-low 61 first downs on rushing plays and five rushing touchdowns this year.James Starks, Green Bay’s new revelation at running back, hasn’t encountered a rush defense like Pittsburgh’s, which is basically the equivalent of a blast door in Star Wars. Green Bay could very well struggle to move the chains, and should they find themselves within three yards of the endzone, well, the Packers already used their BJ Raji ruse on the Bears.Nobody allows fewer points per game than the Packers and Steelers. Super Bowl XLV should be a low scoring, defensive standoff where every point scored is pretty much worth double. This football game will be one of not inches, but centimeters, and whoever can move the chains will be the victor. 2. Pick up the blitzRodgers is probably, if not clearly, the second-best scrambling quarterback in the NFL today next to Michael Vick. He’s quicker than most other quarterbacks and doesn’t have any issues throwing on the run. Even if defenses test his lackluster pass protection, Rodgers can still make opponents regret it. But if they don’t blitz, they’ll regret it more.Rodgers is one of the best at decision making and with a receiving corps like Green Bay’s, where 6-foot-3, 217 lb. Jordy Nelson, with excellent hands and decent speed is the fourth option, it doesn’t matter if defenses drop seven or eight defenders downfield. Green Bay’s air traffic is sophisticated enough to navigate past it. Just ask Atlanta, who used such an approach. Rodgers finished with the second-highest completion percentage in a 300-yard performance in NFL postseason history.The best possible chance of shutting down Green Bay’s offense is pressuring Rodgers into a hurried throw with the chance of otherwise getting a sack. The best chance for Green Bay to avoid being grounded is – for the love of cheese, beer and brats – hold a block.3. CoachingI can’t imagine that stage fright to the point that it clearly affects a player’s performance is common in the Super Bowl, but it does happen. In Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s first championship appearance five years ago, he put forth the worst performance by a winning QB in Super Bowl history, completing nine of 21 pass attempts for 123 yards and committing two interceptions for a 22.6 passer rating.Being in the second year of his pro football career, Roethlisberger admitted later on that butterflies never allowed him to settle down and take the game from there.Five years later, Roethlisberger and his teammates conquered another championship and now match up against a Packer team that contains only one player with Super Bowl experience – Charles Woodson, who played for the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.Mike McCarthy’s orchestration of a team with more missing starters than any other to the Super Bowl deserves some recognition – as does Dom Capers, as most of the injuries occurred on defense – but now both will have to be a pacemaker for such a young team that contains more than a few former backups, rookies and street free agents (guys who don’t normally stand up under a spotlight) playing in major roles.You won’t see the Steelers flinch much, as their roster is full of veterans with one or two rings, led by a smart coach who also has one as well, Mike Tomlin.Elliot is a junior majoring in journalism. Where are the pivot points for Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV? Holy crap, it’s cool to say that, don’t you think? Send your thoughts to eshughes@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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ACC releases 12-year rotating schedule

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Syracuse’s crossover opponents for the next 12 years are set.In the new-look Atlantic Coast Conference’s scheduling arrangement, each school plays its six divisional opponents every year. The eight-game conference schedule is completed by each team’s non-rotating crossover opponent from the opposite division.Syracuse is in the Atlantic Division and will play Coastal Division foe Pittsburgh each season. Georgia Tech is the Orange’s 2013 crossover opponent. SU will face the Yellow Jackets on Oct. 19 in Atlanta. Its future rotating opponents by year are as follows:2014: Duke2015: at Virginia2016: Virginia Tech2017: at Miami (Fla.)2018: North Carolina2019: at Duke2020: Georgia Tech2021: at Virginia Tech2022: Virginia2023: at North Carolina2024: Miami Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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