PM urges fathers to take more responsibility

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Laudrup: Swansea the place for De Guzman

first_imgMichael Laudrup believes Jonathan de Guzman can fulfil his World Cup ambitions at Swansea, provided Villarreal do not price the Welsh side out of a permanent move for the midfielder. He added: “They may take him back to use him to get some money, but in that situation it is important what the player wants “They can try to do a lot of things but the player only wants to play in Swansea. “He is happy here and wants to stay but we cannot say he will be here for certain, as they could put too high a price on him. “If so we have to start all over again. If he goes back he has two years left on his contract with Villarreal but his desire is to stay here. “He is very aware of what he has to do, through playing here he has got a debut in the national team and there is a World Cup in 15 months. So if you want to be in a squad for that you need to be playing regularly for a club.” Press Associationcenter_img The 25-year-old has grown to become a key player for the Swans since joining on a season-long loan, with his range of passing giving them an extra attacking threat. His form has seen him rewarded by Holland coach Louis van Gaal, who handed the Canadian-born playmaker a first cap in the recent friendly against Italy, putting him in the frame for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. But with Villarreal looking to at least recoup the fee of around £7million they paid to sign De Guzman in 2011, Laudrup knows negotiations for a permanent transfer may not be straightforward, and said: “I can’t say 100 percent what will happen but I don’t think that Jonathan will go back to Villarreal to play.” last_img read more

Ellsworth/Sumner football comes back to top Houlton

first_img Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Long after everyone else had left the stadium, the Ellsworth/Sumner Eagles weren’t about to stop savoring a special moment.Fans of the Ellsworth/Sumner football team and the visiting Houlton Shiretowners had flocked to the parking lot to begin their journeys home, but the Eagles’ players and coaches weren’t going anywhere. As the team gathered in the south end zone at Harold “Tug” White Stadium, everyone wanted to keep celebrating a breakthrough triumph.Javon Williams and Connor Crawford hollered as they brushed shoulder pads and high-fived. Junior Charlie Hughes, sweat dripping down his face, took off his helmet and raised his arms toward the night sky as he jumped on Crawford’s back. Before long, the players’ head coach was there to join them.“That was fun, wasn’t it?” Duane Crawford yelled to Hughes and Williams as the three shared a hug. “Let’s do that again!”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn a night that saw the Ellsworth/Sumner football team earn its first win of the season, that exuberance told the whole story. After losing tight games to start the year, battling roster attrition and dealing with numerous injuries, the Eagles fought back from a second-half deficit against visiting Houlton to deliver a 28-14 victory on Homecoming Friday.“We might be going up against teams that have twice as many players as us because we have 23 guys, but our boys don’t quit,” Williams said. “All that hard work we’ve put in and the conditioning we’ve done in the offseason, it paid off for us tonight and gave us a win that’s going to boost our confidence.”Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford pitches the ball to Charlie Hughes during the first half of a high school football game against Houlton on Sept. 22 in Ellsworth. Crawford and Hughes combined for the Eagles’ four touchdowns on the ground. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth/Sumner didn’t get a first down on its first drive, but the Eagles’ bend-but-don’t-break defense kept Houlton off the scoreboard on the ensuing possession. After getting the ball back, Connor Crawford took the snap under center and ran 94 yards to the end zone to put the Eagles ahead 6-0 as time expired in the first quarter.“I saw a bit of a lane, and I cut back and started running as hard as I could,” Crawford said. “They had a guy coming after me who I thought was going to get me, but I kicked it into full gear from there and just kept sprinting.”Houlton, though, had a response. The Shiretowners immediately set off on a drive that lasted over nine minutes and had three conversions on third or fourth down. With 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in the half, Seth Holston plowed his way into the end zone to tie the game at 6.Neither team scored for the remainder of the first half, but a 55-yard run by Houlton on the first play of the second set up a touchdown run and 2-point conversion that put the Shiretowners ahead 14-6. Three possessions later, Ellsworth/Sumner tied the game after Crawford ran the ball in from a yard out and threw a pass to Williams for the 2-point conversion.From there, the Eagles (1-3) seized the momentum — and caught the break they needed in the process.After Ellsworth/Sumner stopped Houlton (2-2) on the next drive, the Shiretowners had a bad snap on the punt that gave the Eagles the ball deep in the red zone. Two plays later, Charlie Hughes scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to put Ellsworth/Sumner ahead 20-14 with 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter.“We took advantage of their mistakes and made plays when we needed them,” Duane Crawford said. “It was a total team effort, and as a coach, I really couldn’t have asked for anything more.”Ellsworth/Sumner’s Charlie Hughes goes for a diving tackle against Houlton’s Seth Holston during the second half of a high school football game Sept. 22 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLFollowing another Houlton punt, Ellsworth/Sumner made the visitors pay once again. Midway through the fourth quarter, Connor Crawford spun past a defender and dove over the goal line for an 8-yard score. The ensuing 2-point try put the home team up 28-14, and an interception with a minute left allowed the Eagles to run out the clock.Crawford totaled 163 yards on 15 carries for Ellsworth/Sumner’s offense, and Hughes recorded 58 yards on nine carries. Andrew Brown and Malcolm Svec both had four solo tackles and nine assisted tackles on defense, and the former provided the game-ending interception for the Eagles.In addition to giving the team its first win of the season, the game had yet another piece of significance for Ellsworth/Sumner. The team is now in fifth place in Class D North, and when it faces Winthrop/Monmouth (1-3) on the road at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, it will enter the game occupying a playoff spot for the first time after being ineligible the past five years.For the moment, though, it wasn’t time to look ahead. When the scoreboard in the northeast corner of the stadium turned off after the team’s postgame pep talk, a familiar face at Ellsworth High School voiced his objection.“Turn it back on!” the voice yelled. It was longtime teacher and head wrestling coach J.F. Burns, who wanted a picture of his team with the winning score in the background. And with two teams Houlton shut out by a combined margin of 50-0 left on Ellsworth/Sumner’s schedule, the Eagles have an opportunity to make Burns take a few more scoreboard photos before season’s end.“We can build on this,” Williams said. “When you haven’t won yet, the games seem longer and start to get you down. We don’t have to worry about that now. We finally have that win and know we can make some noise.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Fenerbahce basketball player positive for virus

first_img Associated Press March 27, 2020 Evian is one of the five majors on the women’s circuit.The decision was made by the LPGA Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Evian organizers.LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan says “this adjustment makes for easier travel for players and assists us as we look to reschedule previously postponed events.”The women’s British Open is scheduled to be held two weeks after Evian.___ Fenerbahce says none of the four have been hospitalized. They were being isolated and monitored at home.The player and three staff members were not named.___The Evian Masters women’s golf tournament has been moved to August because of the coronavirus outbreak.The event originally scheduled for July 23-26 will now be held on Aug. 6-9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce says one of its players and three members of the technical and administrative personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus. ___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic.Barcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension.Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve. The Latest: Fenerbahce basketball player positive for virus ___The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak.The events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.The first six events of the year have been called off and only the Shanghai meet has been given a new date. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 is now the first scheduled event on the calendar.The Diamond League says “the meeting organizers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics remain committed to delivering a structured extensive season in 2020.” The Russian anti-doping agency is suspending all tests for 10 days in response to measures implemented by the government to fight the coronavirus.The move comes after President Vladimir Putin told Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home next week.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pahnotskaya tells The Associated Press the testing suspension covers a longer period because of the risk of staff being stranded away from home. Tests stopped Friday and will resume on April 6.Pakhnotskaya says the World Anti-Doping Agency has been notified.She says “we studied all the consequences and agreed we should follow the order. And it was agreed with WADA. I wrote them a letter yesterday.” The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.”Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season. Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Syracuse allows 2 goals for 1st time in overtime loss at Louisville

first_imgFor the first time this season, the Syracuse men’s soccer team conceded two goals in a match. It didn’t prove a winning formula. The No. 2 Orange (12-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to Louisville (7-5-1, 4-2 Atlantic Coast), 2-1, in overtime at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium on Friday night. And while it was SU’s second loss, It was also the second time this season the Cardinals have beaten the country’s second-ranked club. “We’ve been on the other side of some of these close games, but every ACC game is very evenly contested,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “Unfortunately tonight against a quality Louisville team we came out on the wrong side.” Syracuse looked well on its way to setting a program record for most consecutive wins and earning a win over Louisville for the first time since 2008, outshooting the Cardinals 4-2 in the first half. In the 55th minute, a Jordan Murrell cross into the 18-yard box was redirected by Oyvind Alseth and touched the hand of a Louisville defender. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s resident penalty kick shooter, Nick Perea, took one for the second time this season, and the midfielder capitalized with a goal into the bottom left corner to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. But Louisville put on a complete blitz from the middle of the second half to the end of regulation. The Cardinals outshot the Orange 7-4 in the frame, and had two corner kicks to SU’s zero. In the 79th minute, Murrell was on the other end of a similar play, as a ball went off his hand in the box and set up a penalty kick for Tim Kubel. The Cardinals’ forward froze Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono and easily slid a shot into the left corner to even the score. With six minutes to go in regulation, SU midfielder Alex Halis received his second yellow card of the match and was subsequently ejected. The Orange was forced to play a man down for the remainder of regulation and into overtime. McIntyre said it’s a turning point in any game when a team is forced to play a man down, but thought his team dealt with the end of the game well. Six minutes into overtime, Kubel took a free kick from 30 yards out that went off the head off defender Jerry Ramirez and by Bono, who was moving in the direction of the initial shot. McIntyre told his team after the match not to dwell on the loss and put it in perspective. “I think it’s a reflection of how far we’ve come,” McIntyre said. “We’ve come down to this environment to play a team with the quality of Louisville and our expectations and hopes are to win the game.“We’ve done a good job at seeking out those 1-0 games, (but) unfortunately you can’t do that the whole season. We got our noses in front. Unfortunately we just couldn’t get that second goal.” Comments Published on October 17, 2014 at 11:50 pm Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter…

first_imgJamaican national Horace Tajah is facing asecond deportation after spending four years behind bars after he was caught trying to re-enter the United States.Convicted in a New York City gang case in 2010, Tajah was sentenced to prison and eventually deported back to Jamaica and barred from the United States for life.Prosecutors point to the drug, gun and murder convictions on his record to suggest that his motivation in trying to re-enter the United States was to commit more violent crime.On Monday, a federal judge set the stage for Tajah’s second deportation back to Jamaica by sentencing him to time served – he’s been in custody since his arrest four years ago – and three years of probation.Just months after his removal, he tried to re-enter the United States by crossing the Peace Bridge on a commercial tour bus. He was caught, and so was his wife, who later admitted to lying about her husband’s identity during the illegal border crossing.“I wasn’t coming here to commit any crimes,” Tajah told U.S. District Judge Lawrence J.Vilardo . “I committed a lot of crimes when I was younger, but I’m older now.”Unlike most illegal re-entry cases, Tajah’s prosecution attracted attention because of his previous criminal record in New York City, where he was convicted on multiple federal charges in 2010.The charges included drug dealing, weapons possession and conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to six years in prison and eventually deported to Jamaica.“While in Jamaica, he received various threats and attempted to relocate to Canada where he still didn’t feel safe,” said defense lawyer John P. Pieri.Pieri said the threats stem from Tajah’s cooperation with federal prosecutors in the 2010 gang case and that, even now, his client fears a return to Jamaica.LaTanya N. Notice, Tajah’s wife, who is also a non-citizen from Jamaica, had previously pleaded guilty to making a false statement and will face a recommended sentence of up to six months in prison when she is sentenced by Vilardo. She also will face possible deportation, a punishment she hopes to avoid. Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter the USlast_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Nigeria Beat Ghana 2-0 To Reach WAFU Cup Semi Finals

first_imgVideo Credit: – Oluwashina Okeleji‏RelatedWAFU Women’s Cup: Ghana’s Black Queens Overwhelmed of Super Falcons Ahead of Semifinal ClashMay 15, 2019In “National Team”2019 WAFU Cup of Nations: Nigeria Draw Togo in New Tournament FormatMay 30, 2019In “Nigeria”Flying Eagles Emerge Runners-up at WAFU U-20 TournamentDecember 17, 2018In “Nigeria” The home base Super Eagles of Nigeria have reached the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations after defeating host country 2-0 in their final group game.Two second half goals in the space of three minutes from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses was enough to earn Nigeria the much-needed victory. Following two baren draws in their opening two group games against Mali and Guinea, the coach Salisu Yusuf led Eagles finished second behind Ghana in group A with five points.last_img read more

AJNA in focus: What’s next for BetConstruct’s Third Eye?

first_img Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Submit The central component of BetConstruct’s ICE London exhibition was AJNA, or Third Eye, a scouting solution which recognises the game flow of sporting events and provides advanced player tracking in real time.Dmytro Fedyukov, Head of Data Science at BetConstruct, delivered an update on AJNA as it is today, where it will go in the future, and the key target groups for the product.At present, AJNA is a real-time video analysis tool for live football, tracking both the players and the ball position with no need for operator assistance. It is proof-of-concept ready, having been subjected to continuous testing around futsal matches and regular matches in the Ukrainian Premier League, as demonstrated by the tournament at ICE, which featured eight matches across the three days.It is therefore ready to be used for advanced in-game analytics on sports betting-based applications, while it will soon expand to generate new betting opportunities through odds based on dynamic player interaction graphs. It will also support deeper player performance analysis through configurable player KPIs, usually defined by the player’s coach. AJNA can even serve as an extension to BetConstruct’s Friendship Platform, a live video stock where published video streams are available for global operators to purchase.The target groups for the product are therefore sports clubs and teams for player/team data, sports betting operators and odds feed providers for odds generation, and media companies who wish to deliver additional on-screen data to their site or channel visitors.In the future, it is likely to be evolved to support live virtual reality streaming for big matches, delivering a 3D reconstructed game experience using real-time game data. It will also enable deeper in-game extraction for sports betting purposes, while a rendering engine will use photo-realistic textures obtained during the game to provide a unique experience, where the end user can watch the match from an arbitrary selected viewpoint. VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Altenar powers first sportsbook platform for Lottoland

first_img Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Altenar increases global scale with new sports betting platform May 14, 2020 Sportsbook provider Altenar has penned a new agreement with Lottoland which will see it provide a fully managed sports betting platform for the online lotto provider.The deal has brought about the first sportsbook launch for Lottoland. It was debuted in select markets in 2019, and there are plans to expand globally throughout 2020.“We are very happy to be working with Lottoland on their first sportsbook,” said Altenar Commercial Director Domenico Mazzola on the deal. “The whole team is very proud that the product is now live.”Altenar Chief Executive Officer Stanislav Silin added: “The deal with Lottoland is important to Altenar, and we appreciate the trust placed in our product and company to deliver such an important vertical for Lottoland’s global expansion strategy.”“We are looking forward to a long-term cooperation together, and are going to do our best to ensure our sports betting solution provides the necessary technological edge and flexibility for Lottoland.”Mazzola emphasised that Lottoland had chosen Altenar for its “flexible approach and customisation of the software”, which has been tailor-made to fit the needs of the online lotto provider.Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, said: “We are thrilled to be incorporating a sportsbook platform into our product offering for Lottoland players. Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and for that reason we are very pleased to be providing a one stop shop for lottery betting, gaming and sports.“Having Altenar at the helm of its development means that we can truly focus on customer experience, with competitive pricing, ease of use, market variety and a frictionless user journeys all being incorporated into the design. We are very excited to see the finished product live on our site.”last_img read more

Damir Džumhur is Winner of ATP Challenger in Mersin

first_imgThe B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur is the winner of the ATP Challenger tournament in Mersin, Turkey, which is worth 64.000 Euros.After he beat Matteo Viola in the semi-finals, the 22 year old from Sarajevo beat Pere Riba, who is the top seed at the cup, with 7:6 (4) and 6:3.(Source: Fena)last_img