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Tuchel: “I can’t say 100% that Neymar will play against Dortmund”

first_imgNeymar Jr could miss the Dortmund-PSG of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Lor that it seemed a scare in the ribs against Montpellier is becoming a nightmare for a player who has not been able to play the final phase of the European Cup in the last two years. “I can’t confirm 100% that Neymar can play the game against Dortmund next week,” said Thomas Tuchel in the press conference after the match against Dijon corresponding to the quarterfinals of the French Cup. The Brazilian was injured against Montpellier on February 1 and has not played again since then.If confirmed, Neymar would have missed at least one game in the knockout stages of the Champions League for the third consecutive year. In his first season in Paris, he lost his lap against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes, while he was unable to play against Manchester United last year. Both lesions were of the fifth metatarsal, while the lesion is now in the ribs.last_img read more

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Devastated Cilic reveals blister sparked Wimbledon tears

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Croatia’s Marin Cilic receives treatment during a change of ends break as he plays Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the Men’s Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)A devastated Marin Cilic admitted his Wimbledon final tears were triggered by the realization his bid to shock Roger Federer was destined to end in a painful defeat.Cilic wept inconsolably on Centre Court midway through the second set after calling for medical attention on a nasty blister on his left foot.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously it was very tough emotionally because I know how much I went through in the last few months in preparation for Wimbledon.”Cilic explained that his tears at 3-0 down in the second set were more a result of his disappointment at not being able to perform at his best rather than a legacy of the pain.“It was just a feeling I knew I cannot give my best on the court, that I cannot give my best game, especially at this stage of my career, at such a big match,” he said.“It was very, very difficult to deal with it. It didn’t hurt so much that it was putting me in tears. It was just that feeling that I wasn’t able to give the best.“It was actually very difficult to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain. ADVERTISEMENT Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:40Filipinos 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 respitecenter_img “It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do. I wasn’t serving very good today because of that.“Also I was just not able to set up properly on the balls. It was very, very tough to deal with it.”Sad oneCilic had taken pain relief before the match in a bid to get him through, but he revealed he thought he would struggle once he felt more discomfort in the pre-match warm-up.“We even tried to block the pain. But in that area it’s very difficult because it’s hard skin. It helped, but I still felt some pain,” he said.“Even when I was warming up for the match, I was trying to test myself in exercises with change of direction. Really I was too slow basically to react. I knew that it’s going to be difficult. But I tried.”Cilic is confident the blister will have healed by the time he starts his build-up for the US Open, which starts in late August.“Having now three weeks off before U.S. series, tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati, I believe until that time everything is going to be okay,” he said.Despite the agony of being denied a true chance to compete in the final, the 28-year-old took heart from his run to his maiden Wimbledon final and his first at any Grand Slam since winning the US Open in 2014.“Obviously it’s a sad one, it’s a devastating one, but I’m really proud of myself for everything I did these two weeks over here,” he said. The former US Open champion gamely played through the agony, but couldn’t stop Federer cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory.“I got a bad blister in the semifinal against Sam Querrey. Fluid just came down under my callous in the foot,” Cilic said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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Toshaos against establishment of a 5-member authority

first_imgWhile most Toshaos are pleased with the pledge of the President to have Cabinet deliberate on accenting to aNTC ChairmanJoel Frederickspiece of land for the National Toshao Council (NTC), many of them are against the establishment of a five-person body to assist the Council.At the closing of the National Toshao Council Conference, Guyana Times spoke to several indigenous leaders and they expressed disapproval with the President’s call for the setting up of a five-person Indigenous People’s Authority to speed up the implementation of decisions coming out of the NTC.On Monday, President David Granger had stated that it is unfair for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs to act as “postman” in a fragmented system diffusing across the several ministries in order to access aid for health, physical infrastructure, social protection, economics, and education, Granger stated that it is applicable for such a novel establishment.He predicted that the body will implement decisions made by the NTC and the National Assembly.“We need to clothe the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs with the authority to act decisively to deal with some of these problems,” he had said, charging the Minister to recommend measures to set up the authority.However, one Toshao of Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) stated that this is a bad move since it would usurp the role of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and the Council. “We don’t need something like that if we already have a ministry and the NTC,” he said, adding that the Government to turn their eyes at establishing ways to fix more pressing issues like mining and the social breakdown of the hinterland regions.Toshao of Isseneru, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) Darnes Larson said; “I don’t think it is a wise idea because the Ministry already has two Ministers, two advisors plus technical workers,” stressing that his opinion is not blinded by any “agents of division” or support of any political party.He stated that it is crucial for the Government to address issues such as mining, land titling, and the rights of Amerindian peoples.President Granger had stated that the authority would work under the Ministry to lend support to the NTC as a measure to better the quality of life for indigenous people.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Shadow Minister Pauline Sukhai has also openly rejected the call. She contended that the new body would undermine the work of the Ministry and the NTC, explaining that the Ministry is already staffed with technical people to manage the affairs of the people.“I notice that there is an attempt to usurp the power of the NTC now and even the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs where now you are going to propose to establish a five-man committee to implement decisions. I don’t see independence in that,” Sukhai said.“…there is need for support for empowering and support of indigenous leaders. How will you establishing a five-person committee when there is a Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs with two Ministers,” she added.However, NTC Chairman Joel Fredericks received President Granger’s announcement with elation. “I believe this is a step in the right direction and I support it but I think the NTC should be a part it,” he said.last_img read more

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United now the second best team in Manchester? Funniest reaction to appointment of Guardiola

first_imgSo Man City ended up ‘winning transfer deadline day.’That’s the view of some football fans after the club announced their new manager will be Pep Guardiola.The current Bayern boss will leave his role in Germany at the end of the season and take over from Manuel Pellegrini, who is stepping aside.And when the news broke, there was some interesting reaction, which you can see below.Follow all the latest news on transfer deadline day right here on the talkSPORT live blog. Pep Guardiola will be the new Man City manager – funniest reaction here 1last_img read more

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‘COME AND TRY’ DAY LAUNCHED BY DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership will host their annual Sports Ability Day on Saturday October 13th in An Dánlann sports centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The Sports Ability Day is a “Come & Try” event for people with disabilities with a variety of sports on offer for participants to try including football, gaelic games, boccia, sportshall athletics, badminton, tandem cycling, handcycling and wheelchair sports.Activities are delivered by the National Governing Bodies of Sport in conjunction with local sports clubs and coaches but any coach or volunteer is welcome to come along and lend a hand. The initiative which was launched in 2008 is supported by the Irish Sports Council and has seen many positive developments to-date in Donegal with approximately 800 individuals with disabilities having participated in sports programmes or events, with similar numbers having participated in education and training programmes.Feedback from those taking part in the Sports Ability Day has been very positive with many coaching sessions established as a result of interest expressed at the event.Speaking in advance of the event SIDO with Donegal Sports Partnership Thérèse Laverty encouraged people of all abilities to come along and join in on the day.“The event is hosted on an annual basis and gives people the opportunity to try new sports, I’d like to encourage people with disabilities, their friends and family members to attend the event and see what we have on offer. We would also like to ask that participants register in advance of the event.” Further information on the event can obtained from www.activedonegal.com or by contacting Donegal Sports Partnership on 074(91)16078/79 or by email on sidoactivedonegal@gmail.com. ‘COME AND TRY’ DAY LAUNCHED BY DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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THE DAZZLING DOZEN! 12 DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR NOMINATION LIST

first_imgDONEGAL’S All-Ireland winning team has received the most nominations for this year’s All Stars – with an incredible TWELVE nominations.A total of twelve counties are represented amongst the 45 nominees.But Donegal top the list with 12, followed by Mayo who have ten. The 12 Donegal players nominated are goalkeeper Paul Durcan, full backs Eamon McGee, Neil McGee, and Paddy McGrath, half backs Karl Lacey, Frank McGlynn, and Anthony Thompson, midfielders Neil Gallagher and Rory Kavanagh, half forward Mark McHugh, and full forwards Colm McFadden and team captain Michael Murphy.It could be a record-breaking All Star list.And it is now certain that the Footballer of the Year will be a Donegal player –  with Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden and Frank McGlynn on the three man shortlist.Lacey could pick up his fourth All Star, to add to those he won in 2006, 2009 and 2011. In the Young Footballer of the Year shortlist Paddy McBrearty will compete for the award with Meath’s Donal Keogan and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.The 2012 All Star football team will be announced on Wednesday, October 24th. The All Star award ceremony will take place that Friday evening, October 26th.Here are the 45 nominees for GAA/GPA 2012 All Star Team:Goalkeepers: David Clarke (Mayo); Stephen Cluxton (Dublin); Paul Durcan (Donegal).Full Backs: Eoin Cadogan (Cork); Ger Cafferkey (Mayo); Keith Higgins (Mayo); Donal Keogan (Meath); Eamon McGee (Donegal); Neil McGee (Donegal); Paddy McGrath (Donegal); Rory O’Carroll (Dublin); Michael Shields (Cork).Half backs: Emmet Bolton (Kildare); Colm Boyle (Mayo); Adrian Flynn (Wexford); Lee Keegan (Mayo); Karl Lacey (Donegal); Frank McGlynn (Donegal); Kevin Nolan (Dublin); Michael Quinn (Longford); Anthony Thompson (Donegal). Advertisement Midfielders: Neil Gallagher (Donegal); Rory Kavanagh (Donegal); Barry Moran (Mayo); Aidan O’Shea (Mayo); Brendan Quigley (Laois); Aidan Walsh (Cork).Half Forwards: Paul Barden (Longford); Alan Dillon (Mayo); Paul Flynn (Dublin); Paul Kerrigan (Cork); Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin); Mark McHugh (Donegal); Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo); Graham Reilly (Meath); Ciarán Sheehan (Cork).Full forwards: Bernard Brogan (Dublin); Jamie Clarke (Armagh); Colm Cooper (Kerry); Conor Laverty (Down); Colm McFadden (Donegal); Andy Moran (Mayo); Michael Murphy (Donegal); Donncha O’Connor (Cork); Colm O’Neill (Cork).THE DAZZLING DOZEN! 12 DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR NOMINATION LIST was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE DAZZLING DOZEN! 12 DONEGAL PLAYERS ON ALL-STAR NOMINATION LISTlast_img read more

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Sharks camp: Where the roster stands before final preseason game

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks training camp will come to an end Sunday after the team plays the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The Sharks will then stay in Las Vegas, have one day off and one day of practice before the regular season begins Wednesday against the Golden Knights.The Sharks announced two more cuts Saturday, sending Antti Suomela and Jake Middleton to the Barracuda, and right now have 23 healthy bodies in camp. The Sharks have to set their opening day lineup, with a maximum of 23 …last_img read more

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Play Your Part episode 15: get involved

first_imgEpisode 15 of the Play Your Part TV series features Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation in Johannesburg, Calabash Trust in Port Elizabeth and Greenland Landscaping Farm in Limpopo. Here’s how to get involved with these initiatives:Amelia Ratlhankana belongs to Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation, which teaches people to become conservationists. It also does door-to-door education in a variety of subjects, such as illegal dumping, conservation, sewerage and municipal services. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterOn episode 15 of Play Your Part, we hear how Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation helped six schools in Johannesburg reach green flag and gold certificate status.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 23 December 2017, is hosted by South African artist Kabelo Mabalane.Here’s more about the guests and how you can get involved with their initiatives:Amelia RatlhankanaRatlhankana is a member of Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation. Its programmes are based on renewable energy (solar geyser and bio-gas), food security (vegetable garden), biodiversity (indigenous gardens and trees), water conservation and water management (recycling system and compost).The team has worked in Cosmo City in Johannesburg since 2011, supporting environmental programmes especially in schools.Contact detailsFacebook: Eco Culture Sechaba FoundationEmail: ecoculturesa@gmail.comTwitter: @iamAmieBRifqah TifloenRifqah TifloenTifloen is on the Calabash Trust team. The trust is a branch of Calabash Tours, a company that gives tourists an experience of life in townships.The trust works with non-governmental organisations to run food gardens and a feeding scheme in schools. It also hosts various workshops, including a storytelling workshop.Contact detailsFacebook: Calabash TrustWebsite: www.calabashtours.co.zaEmail: rifqah@calabashtrust.co.zaAluwani NetshiaAluwani NetshiaArmed with a qualification in agriculture, Netshia started her own landscaping business. Since then, Greenland Landscaping Farm in Limpopo has expanded and now produces food items such as avocados, pear trees and rose geraniums.The business, owned by women, began with two employees and now has a staff of more than 20 people.Contact detailsFacebook: Greenland LandscapingPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Find Positive Meaning in Misfortune

first_imgThe way hustlers view the experiences of their lives is very different than the way non-hustlers view those very same experiences.A hustler believes that the circumstances of her birth are why she is where she is now. The non-hustler believes those very same circumstances are why they are not where they might be.The hustler believes that their humble beginnings are what shaped them. The fact that their family didn’t have a lot was a driving force in their life, and it caused them to find a way to improve their circumstances. The non-hustler believes that the fact that they weren’t born into a family with means is what prevents them from having more now.The hustler may have suffered the loss of a parent through divorce, an illness, or an accident. To the hustler, the loss of their parent was as meaningful to them as it is to the non-hustler. The difference is the meaning it provided. To the hustler, it meant they had to stand on their own two feet earlier. Or it meant that had to contribute to taking care of their family. It might have meant they recognized that they had to get moving, that time is short. To the non-hustler, that same loss is a disadvantage that can’t be overcome.A lot of hustlers never went to college. Many of the hustlers that did go to college didn’t make good marks. Some hustlers felt constrained by college and left to start hustling. The lack of formal education doesn’t prevent the hustler from doing whatever they want to do (or becoming whatever they want to become). The non-hustler views their lack of education as something that prevents them from succeeding.There is no doubt that hustlers suffer the same misfortunes as non-hustlers. It can’t be otherwise. The hustler defines those misfortunes in a way that empowers them. The non-hustler views their misfortunes as dis-empowering. But the events are exactly the same, and misfortune doesn’t discriminate. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

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