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My greatest achievement with Man City – Mancini

first_img Loading… Roberto Mancini believes winning the Premier League title with Manchester City is the greatest achievement of his managerial career. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live The Brazil international-inspired an impressive turnaround for Thomas Tuchel’s men at Parc des Princes on March 11, opening the scoring in a match which was played behind closed doors due to the rising number of coronavirus cases across Europe at the time. Neymar imitated Haaland’s celebration for the cameras, and PSG went on to book their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-2 aggregate win after Juan Bernat doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time. The French champions celebrated wildly after the final whistle despite the absence of fans in the stadium, and Neymar led the entire squad in a mass-group photo copying Haaland’s pose once again. The 28-year-old then took to Instagram to post an image of himself celebrating in one final dig at the Dortmund star, accompanied with his own “Paris is our city, not yours” message.Advertisement PSG midfielder Marquinhos says Neymar’s actions were pre-meditated, admitting that a fellow countryman is not one to avoid any potential confrontations. “He likes that. Neymar is not just a football player, he is not afraid and always responds to provocations,” the 25-year-old said during an interview with YouTube channel Desimpedidos. “After his goal, I asked him if he had taken everything out. He warned me, I told him to wait until the end of the match, but he told me to leave it and not to stop it.” UEFA issued PSG with a formal warning for “unsportsmanlike conduct” after the match, but the club avoided a fine. read also:‘Football can wait’: Italy coach Mancini ready to play Euros in 2021 Tuchel’s side are now within sight of a maiden Champions League triumph, but it is not yet known whether it will be safe for the current season to resume amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis which has seen all major leagues and competitions shut down for the foreseeable future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

NFF appoints caretaker committee for Anambra FA

first_imgRelatedPosts Electorate, observer commend conduct of election in Edo WTO leadership race: Okonjo-Iweala, four others advance to second round of election No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday constituted a six-man caretaker committee to steer the affairs of Anambra State Football Association for the next three months in the first instance.This came less than 24 hours after the Jude Anyadufu-led electoral committee set up late May concluded its task on August 2 with a virtual election, which returned Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the incumbent Chairman, for second term. In a statement on Monday, the NFF said the caretaker committee became inevitable following the expiration of the tenure of the Ubah-led board on July 28 and the inability of the electoral committee to conduct the elections.It would be recalled that the board and local football council elections were scheduled to hold on July 27 and July 28 before the Anambra State Government ordered the suspension of the exercise on July 25, citing breach of COVID-19 safety protocols.The NFF said the caretaker committee, led by Emmanuel Okeke, had the mandate to conduct elections into the board and the LFCs between August 4, when their appointment became effective, and November 2, when it would elapse.The interim committee would be inaugurated on August 5.The NFF said in the statement on Tuesday: “Recall that the tenure of the Board of Anambra State Football Association and the Anambra State Local Football Councils elapsed by effluxion of time on April 30 and May 2 respectively. “Arising from the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the general lockdown, including football activities, the ASFA Congress was convened on April 28 leading to the extension of tenure of the Board and the LFCs, for another three months, which again expired on August 2.“The Electoral Committee was unable to conduct elections into the Board of ASFA and LCF on July 27 in view of the Anambra State Government’s letter to the Electoral Committee complaining of the violation of the COVID-19 protocols of the State.“Art. 85 of the NFF Statutes 2010 provides that ‘the Executive Committee shall have the final decision on any matter not provided for in the Statutes or in cases of force majeure.“Consequently, the Executive Committee of the NFF in its wisdom, and in order not to create a vacuum do hereby constitute a Caretaker Committee for ASFA as follows: Emmanuel Okeke, Chairman and Victor Nwangwu, Vice Chairman.“Others are Nonso Philip, Member; Charity Okonkwo, Member; Onyeabo Chimezie, Member and Onyedika Chijioke Secretary. “The Caretaker Committee is to administer the activities of the Anambra State Football Association and also conduct elections into the Board of ASFA and LFCs within three months, effective from August 4 to November 2.”Tags: Anambra State Football AssociationANFACaretaker committeeelectionNFFNigeria Football Federationlast_img read more

Ferguson already eyeing next season

first_img Press Association The trophy is yet to be handed out – yet Sir Alex Ferguson already has a steely glare on next year’s Premier League campaign. In an interview for the official Manchester United magazine, Ferguson has confirmed the Red Devils will be “competitive” in the transfer market this summer, even if they lack the funds to match Chelsea and Manchester City. “We’re not Chelsea or Manchester City in terms of money but we’re competitive,” Ferguson told Inside United. “We’ve been doing a bit of work over the last three or four months, targeting who the players are that we feel could enhance us, make us better or help us maintain the level we’re at. Hopefully the players we bring into the club in the next year or so will be of the quality we need.” center_img That planning is already under way is no surprise to former United skipper Bryan Robson, who was invited into Ferguson’s inner sanctum in the immediate aftermath of that championship-sealing triumph over Aston Villa last week. “I was in Sir Alex’s office on Monday night after the Villa game,” said Robson. “He is talking to me about next year, and how he is going to improve things to make sure they are better again. “That is what he is like. He is not even celebrating the night. He is thinking about next year.” Ferguson coined the phrase ‘unique freak’ to sum up Ryan Giggs’ 13th title triumph. Yet the exact same words could sum up his own drive and determination, which for a 71-year-old, Robson accepts is simply astonishing. “He is so used to it, it is almost like he is immune,” said Robson. “You are not talking about managing somewhere normal. It was bad enough at Middlesbrough and West Brom where I was. But they are smaller clubs compared to Manchester United. “Yet he seems to thrive on it. That is what makes him as good as he is.” last_img read more

JWP backs Shaw to stick around

first_imgHighly sought-after Luke Shaw has no intention of leaving Southampton this month, according to team-mate James Ward-Prowse, who believes there is nowhere better for a young player to be right now. Teenage left-back Shaw is the latest potential star and is attracting a lot of interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the 18-year-old has no intention of jumping ship any time soon and Ward-Prowse, himself only 19, believes St Mary’s is the best place for him. “Obviously there is a little bit of banter flying around about the headlines, but that is just normal in football,” the midfielder told Press Association Sport. “His feet are on the ground, his head at the right place at the moment and he put in a great performance against Arsenal. “He is settled, that is the main thing. You can see the fans love him as well, which is a good thing. This is the best club to be at, at the moment.” While Shaw is set to remain at St Mary’s, the same cannot be said for club-record signing Dani Osvaldo. Signed to much fanfare from Roma in the summer, the Italy international has failed to impress at St Mary’s and looks to be on his way out after an altercation with team-mate Jose Fonte. The incident saw Saints – not for the first time in 2014 – make the wrong kind of headlines, but Ward-Prowse says team morale has not been hit. “It hasn’t really affected us in a bad way,” he said. “I think the camaraderie in the camp and everyone’s positivity has resulted in us ignoring those off-the-field issues. “Like you saw against Arsenal and against Yeovil at the weekend, our performances have not been affected.” So impressive was Saints’ display against the Gunners on Tuesday that the players left the field disappointed to have only taken a point. Fonte put Saints deservedly ahead during an impressive first-half display, only for quick-fire goals from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla to turn the match on its head soon after half-time. Adam Lallana’s strike ensured a point but, given Mathieu Flamini was sent off late on, it was a chance missed for Saints. “I think in the end it was a good point,” Ward-Prowse added. “All the lads are disappointed to lose out to two goals early in the second half, but we fought back and showed great spirit. “It was frustrating and we outplayed them in the first half. We stuck in there, showed character and got a point.” Saints’ focus on home-grown talent is well documented, with eight British players featuring in Tuesday’s frenetic 2-2 draw with league leaders Arsenal. Five of those progressed through the club’s much-vaunted youth system, which in recent years has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Press Associationlast_img read more

Barack Obama, Kamala Harris to speak on Day 3 of the DNC

first_imgABC NewsBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (MILWAUKEE) — Former President Barack Obama will close out Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accepts the party’s nomination for vice president — making official her place in history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party.Under Democrats’ theme of “A More Perfect Union,” Harris will deliver remarks from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, the same venue former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to use for his acceptance speech on Thursday, effectively kicking off their fall campaign to the White House.“America is not going back to where it was before Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, because for too many people, that wasn’t good enough. As he leads us out of crisis, Joe Biden will help build back better,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a release on Wednesday’s program. “He will have a historic partner in these efforts: the first female vice president.”Harris, California’s junior senator who at age 55 is more than 20 years younger than her 77-year-old running mate, offers the prospect of energizing younger and more progressive voters who have lamented Biden as the nominee.Wednesday’s primetime programming also includes speeches from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden’s former campaign trail opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and the party’s 2016 nominee for president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Here is Wednesday’s lineup of speakers:House Speaker Nancy PelosiFormer Secretary of State Hillary ClintonSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.Wisconsin Gov. Tony EversNew Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamFormer Arizona Rep. Gabrielle GiffordsSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, the vice presidential nomineeFormer President Barack ObamaWith musical performances from:Billie EilishJennifer HudsonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Local runners compete in Walter Hunt Memorial 4th of July 5K

first_imgBREWER — Local runners were among the many who competed Thursday in the annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K in Brewer.Ellsworth had two runners place in the race’s top 15 as Matt Shea (11th) and Rob Shea (15th) were among the early finishers in the 384-runner field. Matt crossed the finish line with a time of 10 minutes, 6 seconds, and Rob was close behind with a time of 10:21.Hancock County also had three finishers in the 20-30 range as Dedham’s Travis Blackmer (21st), Bucksport’s David Hileman (24th) and Ellsworth’s Jamie Anderson (30th) broke the 11-minute mark. Bucksport’s Christopher Jones placed 40th with a time of 11:26.On the women’s side, Dedham’s Sara Hunt was the top local finisher with a time of 11:38 and an overall place of 46th. Veronica Davila and Sara Shea of Ellsworth cracked the top 100 with places of 92nd and 93rd, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the top-10 local finishers from the race.11. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10 minutes, 6 seconds15. Rob Shea, Ellsworth, 10:2621. Travis Blackner, Dedham, 10:3824. David Hileman, Bucksport, 10:4530. Jamie Anderson, Ellsworth, 10:5640. Chris Jones, Bucksport, 11:2643. Nick Brown, Ellsworth, 11:3046. Sara Hunt, Dedham, 11:3892. Veronica Davila, Ellsworth, 13:2093. Sara Shea, Ellsworth, 13:21last_img read more

Cricket News THIS new person is set to help Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stay fit – Find out WHO

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli will play full series against West Indies. India will play bilateral series against West Indies from August 3. Soham Desai will be taking India trainer duties for the series.  highlightscenter_img New Delhi: After the semi-final exit, the Indian team is all set for a full bilateral against West Indies which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interestingly, the team will have a new trainer during the tour following the exit of Shankar Basu, who has worked regressively with the full fortitude to keep the players fit. Understandbly, Soham Desai, who is currently the trainer of India A has been asked to take the charge of the side for a month-long series.It is known that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men’s team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals. Basu and physio Patrick Farhart have left the side after the World Cup. Both are being flooded with offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. It is understood that Basu may return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with whom he was associated with previously. It is also known that the duo was offered an extention by the BCCI, but both had denied the offer. The series will feature three T20s and as many ODI encounters. The limited-overs stint will be followed by two Test which eventually will conclude India’s tour. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was reportedly set to miss the series had made himself available after forgettable semi-final encounter against blackcaps. last_img read more

Wisconsin set to open season against Prairie View A&M

first_imgAfter dominating two exhibition games, Jordan Taylor and the Badgers begin their season against Prairie View A&M on Sunday.[/media-credit]After winning their two exhibition games by a combined 177-118, the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers are ready for some real basketball. That comes in the form of the Prairie View A&M Panthers, who come to the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon to open the 2010-11 season.In exhibition play, Wisconsin hosted UW-La Crosse and Minnesota State-Mankato, with the only negative result being the loss of guard/forward Rob Wilson, who tweaked his hamstring in the first half of the LaCrosse game. Head coach Bo Ryan was noncommittal about Wilson’s condition.“He’s just rehabbing and trying to get himself back,” Ryan said. “It’s more minutes for some other guys right now, though.”One of those guys could be senior guard Wquinton Smith, who received extended time in the two exhibition games. Against Mankato Wednesday night, Smith – a former walk-on at UW – scored six points and recorded five assists in 23 minutes. With guards Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon graduated and Wilson apparently missing some time, the door is open for Smith.“I’m just looking for guys that can get things done on both ends of the floor,” Ryan said. “Defensively, he’s very good. He guarded Trevon Hughes for a few years. What’s that tell you? Who’s going to shock or awe him out there on the court, guarding somebody”?A backcourt spot that is locked down for the Badgers is at the point, where junior guard Jordan Taylor is coming off a breakout season. Taylor began last season as a reserve guard, but saw more playing time after star forward Jon Leuer went down with a broken wrist Jan. 9 and Ryan went to a three-guard lineup. The Bloomington, Minn. native averaged 10.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Taylor’s assist-to-turnover ratio was third in the nation at 3.03, and his decision-making quickly caught Ryan’s eye.“He’s a gritty competitor. He’s got to be a constant for us,” Ryan said. “The experience that he gained last year, that’s a valuable commodity, to have somebody with that kind of experience that he gained and he plans on using that to help the team.”While the backcourt may be unsettled at this point, Wisconsin’s frontcourt is returning last year’s starters in Leuer and Keaton Nankivil. Appearing in 24 games last season, Leuer led the team in both points and rebounds, with 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, respectively. Nankivil, meanwhile, was one of the Badgers’ most improved players last year, raising his scoring average from 4.5 points per game to 8.1 and rebounds from 2.5 per game to 4.7.“We’re starting to come together,” Leuer said. “We still feel like we have some things to improve on; defensively, especially, we want to get better in that aspect. Now, the real games start. It’s fun, it’s exciting, this is a good time of the year for us and we’re looking forward to getting the real games started.”Sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz rounds out the Badgers’ starting five, looking to expand on last year’s role as the energizer off the bench. Bruesewitz averaged only 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in 2009-10, but his defense and energetic mindset won him more playing time this year.“Man, is he active,” Ryan said. “He’s a live wire out there. You just love those kinds of guys who are not just doing stuff, getting in foul trouble or whatever. He’s a mixer, he’s a mixer.”Against the Panthers, the Badgers will look to continue their version of the swing offense that Ryan has patented in his 10 years at UW. This year, though, Wisconsin boasts some mobility, especially in big men Leuer, Nankivil, redshirt sophomore forward/center Jared Berggren and sophomore forward Ryan Evans.“Our offense is pretty much predicated on getting good looks at the basket and getting guys moving,” Taylor said. ” When you’re getting good, quality looks, you’re going to knock down shots against anybody.”last_img read more

Local tenants organize, protest USC expansion

first_img“Big institutional actors end up playing a massive role in that process,” Moya said. “As they expand out, it puts massive upward pressure on home prices.” Since she moved, the building has been remodeled and cleaned. It was infested with cockroaches while she lived there. She also said that the rent for her old apartment before leaving had tripled. Lopez said she will continue speaking out to help people in the community find affordable housing options. She encouraged people to continue pushing for reform and legislation around equitable prices and just housing conditions. Through the workshop, Ramirez, 45, and Rosales, 46, were able to meet with Noah Grynberg, an attorney from the Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action. Ramirez and Rosales said meeting with Grynberg gave them hope for their future at 28th and Maple streets and that they plan to meet again Tuesday to discuss the details of their case. He said that because LACCLA primarily operates in East Los Angeles, he hasn’t worked with people impacted by evictions and gentrification around University Park Campus. But as the Health Sciences Campus doubles down on its 25-year plan to expand by over 3 million square feet into the surrounding Boyle Heights neighborhood, he expects to see more cases like that of Ramirez and Rosales. When Olga Ramirez and Guilibaldo Rosales received a five-day eviction notice Friday from the home they’ve lived in for nearly 12 years, they had no idea USC was partly responsible for their misfortune. Moya said he views displacement around USC’s campuses as part of a broader issue pervading the United States in the last 30 years, in which the growing appeal of urban environments has raised rent prices and pushed local residents out of homes they can no longer afford. René Christian Moya, director of Housing is a Human Right — the housing advocacy division of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation — led a discussion with event organizers and local residents about the causes of displacement and gentrification. Multiple organizations spoke about the possible actions USC could take to minimize the continuing effects of gentrification. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) Moya also spoke about the Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance, a bill that he said is still being reviewed by the Los Angeles City Council. He said landlord-tenant harassment exemplifies some of the auxiliary effects of unregulated gentrification, which USC has the ability to mitigate. Jackelin Lopez lived on Exposition Boulevard for seven years before getting evicted after the building’s new owners decided to renovate it for USC students. While she was able to find a new home in Mid-City, she said it is smaller and more expensive. “Traditionally [LACCLA hasn’t] dealt a lot with USC and with its impact on poor people in the city,” Grynberg said. “We’ve always been aware of USC and its impact on the cost of housing, but we are sort of acutely aware of it now.” Multiple organizers told the crowd USC could lessen the effects of gentrification in the surrounding communities by lobbying for tenant protection, providing more on-campus housing for students and engaging with tenants face-to-face. “Now I’ve woken up. Because of the lawyers I know that I have rights, that we’re still here and that the struggle is going to continue well after my case is over,” Castillo said in Spanish. “The seed has already been planted and now we’re watching it grow.” Moya emphasized the differences between USC and universities like UCLA and Stanford, which, unlike USC, are not located in primarily non-white, lower class neighborhoods. “Gentrification and the housing crisis are not like hurricanes,” Moya said. “These are man-made social problems that can be resolved through social policy [and] political action.” Earlier in the day, nearly 30 protesters from USC Forward, ACCE and other organizations discussed their experiences with eviction and gentrification and what solutions they expect USC to implement moving forward. Grynberg emphasized the importance of local residents using their political power to push back against the University, but said change could take months or even years. Veronica Castillo, a tenant from East L.A., was told in 2017 that she would need to leave her home by 2020 so that the  building could be turned from low-income housing into student housing. The landlord told her she could only stay if she was willing to pay $2,800 each month — an increase of about $1,300.   Grynberg said that while LACCLA works with organizations that have dealt with USC in the past — like the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, which was present Monday — his organization was only introduced to problems like those facing Rosales and Ramirez about a month ago. “There’s no other country in the world that does university like the way that we do, where it walls off the student community from the rest of the urban area,” Moya said. “You get a lot of students around here who are extremely complacent, who don’t actually see themselves as part of the community, they see themselves as part of something alien.” It wasn’t until their neighbor, Lisa Pulgarin, brought them to an informal tenants’ rights workshop Monday that they learned about USC’s widespread role in gentrification and rising housing costs. The workshop was held by USC Forward and other local organizations that are spending the week protesting USC’s displacement of local communities as a result of the University’s expansions into East and South Los Angeles, among other issues. “We will try to prevent as much displacement as we can,” Grynberg said. “But the way to do that is getting tenants to really exercise serious political power to change the behavior of politicians, developers [and] universities.” “That person who evicted us was evicting people with families, was evicting people with disabilities, threw kids out onto the street, people who had nowhere to go,” Lopez said in Spanish. “That person didn’t even have the decency to offer relocation money and assure that we had a place to go after we were evicted.” When she went door-to-door talking to neighbors about fighting the evictions and asked for help from LACCLA lawyers, she faced pushback from the landlord, who reduced her parking spaces and accused her of various violations. Sergio Vargas, the District 9 organizer at ACCE, told stories of other local tenants who couldn’t make it to the event, but are also being pushed out of their homes due to increasing rents and poor living conditions, including mold and insect infestations. “Talking about infrastructure, how beautiful it looks around here and you go down [Martin Luther King Boulevard] and it’s just broken sidewalks … potholes everywhere, so that’s why we are here,” Vargas said. “We want USC to be a better neighbor, to be able to help out the community.”last_img read more

Tipp trainer says physical strength essential in club matches

first_imgOne of Tipperary’s top GAA trainers says there’s an increasing emphasis on physical strength in club hurling.Donagh O’Donnell believes some of the best sides in the county are now preparing for games like intercounty teams.The Nenagh man helped Clonoulty-Rossmore to this year’s West Tipp title and was also a member of the backroom set-up when Limerick won the Munster senior title in 2013. He says players need more than good technique to be successful these days…last_img read more