Dennerby: Falcons Not Going to Make up the Numbers in France

first_imgAfter the Nigerian senior women’s team defeated South Africa in penalty shoot out to win the 2018 AWCON and grabbed a ticket as one of the few countries that have never missed the World Cup since inception in China in 1991, Dennerby is upbeat about his team.“We should have the mission to come here (France) and make an impact at the World Cup. Nigeria is ripe for that, but adequate preparation will be key,” observed the coach who was among the country’s delegation that inspected facilities where Falcons would abode during the group stage clashes next year.They also inspected the 21,000-capacity Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims.To achieve the aim of progressing beyond the group stage, Dennerby insisted Falcons must win the opening game against Norway.“Our objective would be to get three points off Norway. We would then go hard against Korea Republic and then take our chances against France. For me, coming to the World Cup next summer should not be about Nigeria just making up the number.“In the early editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Norway used to have outstanding teams. I am not saying they no longer have a strong team. But I believe that if we are able to use our power and pace to maximum effect, and we improve our marksmanship, we can get a good result against them.“Certainly, we would need a fitness coach to put the Super Falcons in great shape so that we can have that power and great pace to work for us. We would also need to play friendly matches and invitational tournaments to try various formations and combinations.”The inspection of the Stade Auguste Delaune was done alongside the delegations of Norway, United States of America and Thailand, who would also make use of the venue for matches during next summer’s World Cup.The stadium was opened as Stade Municipal in 1934, but brought down entirely and rebuilt in 2008. It is named after a former Sports Minister of France who died in a concentration camp during World War II.Nigeria and Norway go at each other’s jugular in the second match of Group A on 8th June 2019, a day after hosts France and Korea Republic would have opened the tournament at the Parc des Princes in Paris.Incidentally, Norway’s coach, youthful Martin Sjogren, is also Swedish and is a friend of Dennerby.The delegation, which included NFF Director of Communications Ademola Olajire and Team Administrator, Mary Oboduku, also inspected the Mercure Hotel Reims where the Super Falcons will stay, as well as the training pitch.After playing Norway on 8th June, the Super Falcons will move to Grenoble to play Korea Republic on 12th June before heading to Rennes to take on France on 17th June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUPDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Falcons Swedish Coach, Thomas Dennerby, has warned other qualified countries for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that the African champions are not just going to France to make up the numbers but to make an impact in global women’s soccer. Thomas Dennerbylast_img read more

Park, Dream falter as Yeak return to winning ways

first_imgPark (Yellow and Black) are still second on the stanings (Photos by Futsal Media)Futsal Super League 2018/19International Futsal Courts, MengoThursday, 21-03-2019-Dream 2-4 Parakeets-Kabowa United 3-2 Typhoon-Yeak Kabowa 6-2 Nomad-Aidenal 1-1 Park-Crown 3-2 Yap Stars-Elephants 1-4 Equator-Bajim 1-0 Mengo CityMENGO – ‘Bottling it’ is a common term used in sport and it is common with Liverpool FC who continuously throw away chances of winning the English Premier League.In the Futsal Super League, that term was in the air Park FC drew 1-1 with four man Aidenal.The second placed side had moved to within two points of the leaders Yeak, following in impressive run that also had them defeat Yeak 3-0 two weeks ago.But against a side that they were fancied to take care of, Park bottled it.The Iddi Babu led side started strongly, taking a 1-0 lead thanks to a Steven Bakamate goal, into the break.After the break and several Aidenal who were coming off a 4-0 win against Kabowa United levels matters through Michael Kasozi.Moments later, they had a player sent off as Martin Ssenkoto was flashed with his second booking on the night and in process, given his marching orders.Despite the one man superiority, Park could not capitalize as the game ended 1-1.The points sees park remain second with 37 points while Aidenal are still 11 with 19 points.In the first game of the day, defending champions Dream lost 2-4 against a resurgent Parakeets side.Jamal Muyingo and John Ssegawa ensured Dream were 2-1 up at halftime. Stephen Mukisa scoring Parakeets only goal in the opening 15 minutes.Muyingo (right) scored Dream’s frist goalHowever, in the second, it was all Parakeets, scoring three more goals to win the game.Vicent Abigaba and Arafat Ssentongo’s double did the magic for the one time log leaders.The win sees Parakeets move into third on the table with 34 points while Dream are now 5th with 30 points from 17 games.In the game that featured the leaders Yeak, they returned to winning ways, defeated Nomad 6-2.Yeak who had failed to win any of their last two games, had a scare at halftime as they could not be separated from Nomad with the scores locked at 2-2. Enock Sebagala scoring both of Yeak’s goals while Biriq Osman grabbed a brace for Nomad.In the second, Yeak ran riot, scoring four goals with Sebagala completing his quadruple while Shaffic Avemah added the other, to ensure they win the game.Victory sees Yeak maintain top spot with 39 points while Nomad are still 6th with 27 points.Yeak (Blue and White) have 39 points this seasonIn the other games played on the night, Bajim defeated Mengo City 1-0, Equator were 4-1 winners against Elephants, Crown were 3-2 winners against Yap Stars while Kabowa United took care of Typhoon 3-2.Yeak pair of Shafic Avemah and Encok Sebagala top the scoring charts with 27 goals apiece.Comments Tags: DreamFutsal Super LeagueParakeetsParktopYeak Kabowalast_img read more

Wet and windy start to weekend for Donegal

first_imgIt’s a wet and windy start to the weekend after heavy rain and southerly winds lashed Ireland last night.Met Eireann said: “Saturday will be a blustery day with scattered showers and good sunny spells.“Southwesterly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty, but very strong along west and northwest coasts.” Revellers heading to Love Sensation on Saturday will need to pack a jacket as highest temperatures will reach just 18C with some scattered showers expected also.However, they will bask in some good sunny spells also, according to Met Eireann.Meanwhile, Sunday will start off will be another blustery and showery day with good sunny spells.However, showers will become heavy and widespread during the morning, with the odd thundery downpour. It will be another cool day with top temperatures of just 16C to 18C in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.Wet and windy start to weekend for Donegal was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Scott Metzger, July 10

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up with wheat on July 3 and got all of the double-crops planted by July 4. We got three inches of rain that weekend but we were able to get done.We averaged in the upper 90s on the whole wheat crop. I was pleased with the yield. We had some frost damage but even there it was 80 or 82 bushels. Usually our goal is to be done July 1 and we were done by June 27 except for one last field. That is the earliest we have started cutting wheat — June 17.The double-crop beans we got in on June 18 — and really all of the double-crops — are growing like crazy. We had around four inches of rain so far in the month of July. The rains have come nice. It has been a change from what we’ve had.The April-planted corn is tasseling. We’ll probably end up spraying fungicides on most of the corn. We have some river bottom ground and it is a no-brainer to spray it and we have some continuous corn we’ll spray. I have seen a little gray leaf spot and common rust. We’ll start spraying towards the end of the week. I haven’t seen much northern corn leaf blight yet.April beans don’t look too hot but most of those are replanted. They are mostly in the R1 and R2 stage. There have been concerns with the dicamba soybeans in other areas. We have Plenish beans right by our dicamba beans and didn’t have any issues with volatilization or drift or anything.last_img read more

New ‘Submit a Cache Listing’ Wizard

first_imgBanner from “Submit a New Cache Listing” WizardThe new “Submit a Cache Listing” page walks geocachers through an easy six-step process to list a geocache. Creating a cache listing has never been more streamlined or easier to understand. You’re able to focus on what’s important – submitting a well-crafted cache listing.The “Submit a New Cache Listing” process is now easier than ever before. An online tool or wizard walks you through each step. The steps flow from “Cache Basics” to “Location,” then “Additional Waypoints,” “Description,” “Container & Ratings,” and finish with “Submit Cache.” There are fundamental steps that cannot be skipped – such as a name for the cache and coordinates for the location – as well as optional steps. There are helpful tips and information throughout the process.Before beginning the process you should read the Geocache Listing Requirements and Guidelines. Knowing the guidelines helps ensure submitting a new cache goes smoothly.Here are some quick notes on the new process –Attaching and editing images will need to be completed after a cache page is created.Editing a completed cache page – published or unpublished – will revert to the old form for now.At the end of the new process, you will have the option to save your work and come back to it OR preview it and then submit the cache listing.The development process included months of testing with the volunteer reviewer team, to whom we are grateful for their input and feedback.We want to hear your feedback about the Submit a New Cache Listing wizard. Leave a message below.Click here for additional release notes.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPadlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Improvements to the Edit Cache Listing pageDecember 5, 2017In “News”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Cache OwnershipJune 25, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league.“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.”Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns.“I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery saidCuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. MOST READ Injured Castro out for Gilas duel vs Aussies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Mavericks said Wednesday they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgrim to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgrim is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former former New Jersey attorney general.SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.”A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery.“Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.”Two women claimed the Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, looks on with Dwight Powell #7, Salah Mejri #50 and Maximilian Kleber #42 in the final seconds of their 112-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement.The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. Pittman and Sneed declined to comment to SI.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed.“This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees,” the league said. “Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

This Swiss conglomerate is abolishing top CEO position

first_imgSwiss luxury company Richemont is scrapping away the role of Chief Executive Officer starting from next year when its current CEO Richard Lepeu retires in March 2017. The firm that owns Cartier, Montblanc and more than a dozen other high-end brands is also planning to retire eight directors on the board. The company’s founder and chairman Johann Rupert will stay and may consolidate his power. “Rupert is getting back into the saddle and will run it himself, while delegating heavily in terms of operations and brands,” Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, was quoted as saying by the Wall Street Journal. Under the new management rejig, heads of individual brands will be reporting directly to the board. “I think it’s going to make it a lot easier. One individual cannot be held responsible,” Rupert said during a recent conference call. News of eliminating the top post comes after the company reported a 51 percent dive in net profit during the first-half of the present financial year. The company declared profit of $599 million while sales fell 13 percent to Euro 5.1 billion. The Geneva-based company employs about 30,000 people. It also owns brands such as Chloe and Van Cleef & Arpels. Luxury companies, especially in Europe are currently “struggling” to maintain sales levels. In Europe, tourism has taken a hit following terrorist attacks and Brexit. Investors “welcomed” the move. Shares of the luxury goods maker were reportedly up nine percent following the news, the telegraph reported. “Everything is changing and we want to stay ahead of that curve,” Rupert added.last_img read more

Rain brings fears of landslides again

first_imgRain brings fears of landslides againThe inhabitants of Rangamati are in fear of fresh landslides as it rained again on Thursday evening. Drizzling started from the night and has continued till Friday morning, when this report was being written.The people in the hill areas were taking refuge in the shelters. The local administration used megaphones to caution the people and helped them reach the shelters. A total of 12 shelters were opened with a capacity of housing around 2000 people.Shabana Khatun, one of the inhabitants of the hilly area who took shelter at the shelter house said she feared landslides would resume any moment.Rabi Mohan Chakma, the councilor of Bhedbhedi ward no 6, said people are in fear after rain resumed.Meanwhile, members of the fire service have resumed rescue operations in the BhedBhedi area where three people are reportedly still missing.last_img read more

Khaleda cant use left hand physician tells AFP

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia (C) looks on as she is escorted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on 6 October, 2018. Photo: AFPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, transferred to hospital last weekend from the 19th-century jail where she is the only prisoner, can no longer use her left hand, her physician told AFP on Tuesday.Khaleda Zia, 73, was jailed in February for corruption and has been on trial in a special room in the abandoned Dhaka Central Jail on additional graft charges that her supporters say are politically motivated.On Saturday Zia, a long rival to prime minister Sheikh Hasina, was transferred to hospital because of poor health following an order from the High Court.”Her symptoms have worsened in the last few months,” Abdul Jalil Chowdhury, one of the physicians at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital who has since examined her, told AFP.”She has developed deformity of left hand in the last few months due to long standing rheumatoid arthritis. She can’t use her left hand,” he said.”In addition, she has developed left frozen shoulder,” he said, adding Khaleda Zia was also suffering from neck and back pain and she is a diabetic.Lawyers for Zia, prime minister from 1991-1996 and 2001-2006, had argued that the government was putting her health at risk by refusing her specialised care in prison.When Khaleda Zia — who leads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party — was jailed in February for corruption, the sentence triggered clashes between police and thousands of BNP supporters.She was found guilty of embezzling money intended for an orphanage.Khaleda Zia is appealing against the verdict — which bars her from standing in the general election set for December — and was granted bail earlier this year.However she remains in custody while she fights dozens of other violence and graft charges.Last month the authorities turned a room of the jail into a court — a move her lawyers said was illegal.Khaleda Zia already had health issues including arthritis, diabetes and knee replacements when she was sentenced.She is the only inmate in Dhaka Central Jail, built in the 19th century under British colonial rule and declared abandoned in 2016.Her party boycotted the 2014 election in which Sheikh Hasina returned to power but is expected to contest the election due in December.last_img read more