Mane’s fighting spirit worthy of emulation-Sports minister

first_img Loading… Sadio Mane’s fighting spirit is not only a virtue but one that should be emulated by youths across the African continent. That was the submission of Senegal Sports minister Matar Ba as the country and in particular Mane’s birthplace of Bambali continues to celebrate his crowning as African footballer of the year. Senegal minister of sports Matar Ba Ba noted that the Liverpool forward has shown over the years both off and on the pitch that humility and hard work pays, noting that he never relented in his quest to be the best without failing to appreciate those who were adjudged better than him in the past. “Sadio has fought his way to progress and to become the best player on the continent. He has always grinded his teeth in the face of difficulties to move forward”. “Faced with difficulties, he fought, last year, at home, he did not win but that did not prevent him from fighting to get this crown. This is the lesson that we must take from his coronation,” Ba submitted. Mane’s birthplace Bambali has reportedly turned into mecca of some sort as many of his fans celebrated all night while many continued to visit the area just to identify with what they have dubbed New Year gift of the new decade. Residents of the suburb described Mane in a radio vox pop as an Ambassador who has taken the name of the community to greater height projecting his origin in good light. “We do not have the words to thank Sadio (Mane) who has brought be attention of the village in the best positive way, a local resident told public broadcaster, Radio Senegal. Two time African footballer of the year winner Nwankwo Kanu Mane’s victory Tuesday brings to two the number of Senegalese that have clinched the prestigious award. El Hadji Diouf who incidentally played for Liverpool between 2002 and 2005 making 55 appearances and scoring three goals, won the gong back to back in 2001 and 2002. Read AlsoHere’s Mane’s humble speech at CAF POTY Awards Among former winners who graced the occasion Tuesday include Cameroon’s Samuel Eto who won the award a record four times and Nigeria’s NwanKwo kanu who clinched the award twice, 1996 and 1999. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of CensorshipBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comebacklast_img read more

Doris M. Harrison, 87

first_imgDoris M. Harrison, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Indianapolis. Doris was born on November 22, 1929 in Greensburg to Noah and Myrtle (Dawson) Owens. Doris formerly worked for Cub Foods in Indianapolis and she was a member of the Northwest Baptist Church in Indianapolis where she also taught Sunday school for many years. She is survived by 4 daughters; Jackie (Barry) Beyers, Indianapolis, Nancy Ramsbottom, Indianapolis, Mary Ann (Jeff) Ewick, Columbus, and Sherry (John) Kirby, North Carolina, 2 brothers; Lauren “Bunk” Owens, Indianapolis, Billy Owens, Greensburg, 1 sister; Geri McReynolds, Greensburg, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, son; Ronnie Harrison, brother; Everett Owens, sister; Mary Smith, and son-in-law; Bob Ramsbottom. Visitation will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg from 2-4 pm on Thursday, December 8, followed by funeral services at 4 pm with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society through the funeral homelast_img read more

Ella Turner September 8, 1923 – January 19, 2019

first_imgElla Turner, age 95 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019. Born September 8, 1923 in Hazard, Kentucky the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Gaye) Sizemore,Ella married Isaac Turner June 19, 1941 in Newport, Kentucky. Member of St Leon Church of Christ, was a story teller, poem and song writer. Foster parent of six foster children for many years.Ella is survived by her children Eugene (Debbie) Turner of West Harrison, Indiana, Donald (Linda) Turner of Okeana, Ohio, Lonnie (Vivian) Turner of Bethel, Ohio, Wayne Turner of Harrison, Ohio, Greg (Debbie) Turner of West Harrison, Indiana, Rosezetta (Floyd) Brown of Bright, Indiana and Lana (BJ) Wolf of West Harrison, Indiana. Grandmother of 16, great grandmother of 33.Preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Sarah Sizemore, husband Isaac Turner and sisters Bessie Palmer and Cassie Sizemore.Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 P.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.last_img read more

UCL: Liverpool qualify for round of 16

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results Liverpool clinched their place in the Champions League round of 16 with a 2-0 victory away to FC Salzburg on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah. Like last season, Jurgen Klopp’s side went into their final group match without qualification assured and needed at least a point to guarantee their progression in the competition they won. And both sides squandered numerous chances, with Salah and Salzbug’s Erling Haaland – who had scored in every Champions League game this season – were the most guilty parties. However, the breakthrough did come when Keita headed past a group of Salzburg defenders into the net from Sadio Mane’s cross on 57 minutes. Less than a minute later, it was 2-0 when Salah somehow found the net from an incredible angle after rounding goalkeeper Cican Stankovic. The result means Liverpool finish as group winners – ahead of Napoli, who beat Genk 4-0 to secure their qualification – with 13 points.Tags: Liverpool Football ClubMohamed SalahSadio ManeUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

JADCO appeal against Andre Russell withdrawn after failed procedures revealed

first_imgTHE Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has withdrawn its appeal against the length of the ban imposed on West Indies cricketer Andre Russell because of an internal procedural error by its executive director Carey Brown.This was disclosed on Monday during a press conference hosted by chairman of the JADCO Board, Alexander Williams.The decision to withdraw was made after consultation with Jamaica’s Attorney General.However, despite the foul up, Brown maintains the full confidence of the board, Williams said as he addressed journalists gathered in the boardroom at JADCO in Half-Way Tree in Kingston.Andre Russell, one of the best T20 all-rounders in the world, was banned for a year in January after an independent disciplinary panel found him guilty of an anti-doping violation in 2015.Russell had failed, on three consecutive occasions in 2015, to notify JADCO as to his location for possible drug-testing. Russell was warned about the breaches, and asked on each occasion to explain his filing failure and he failed to do so.JADCO appealed the length of the sentence but earlier Monday that appeal was withdrawn. Russell’s attorneys also withdrew their appeal of the one-year sanction before an appeals panel at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.According to Williams, the executive director may have misunderstood, a change of procedure introduced following a visit of officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2013.“In 2013, WADA officials visited Jamaica to see how JADCO was functioning, and WADA came to the decision that changes had to be made to the structure of JADCO and indicated that there was a need to set out the role and functions of the members of the commission, and that of the executive director,” Williams said.The decision, Williams explained, led to the repeal of the Anti-Doping Sport Act of 2008, under which JADCO was formed and the Anti-Doping Sport Act of 2014 introduced as its replacement.The main idea behind the change was to ensure that there was no undue interference by what is now the board of the commission with the role and the function of the executive director.“I think, though, that it is fair to say that there was a misunderstanding about what the new law prescribed. While it is true that the board of the commission is not responsible for doping control, we are nonetheless required by law to monitor the administrative operations, which must include doping control, and, indeed the executive director is to have regard to the advice and recommendations given to him by the board,” the chairman said.“While the board of the commission has no authority to interfere in complaints, the WADA Code, and JADCO’s own rules both require that before an appeal is commenced, a post-decision review should be undertaken and it is now determined by the board that this should be done by the executive director in consultation with the board.In this case, involving Mr Russell, the simple fact is that there was no consultation with the board of the commission by the executive director prior to the appeal being lodged.”Subsequent to this situation, the board has decided that the board would be notified of any complaint being lodged to the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and that, prior to any appeal being pursued, the executive director must seek and obtain the approval of the board.(Spotsmax)last_img read more

Annenberg Innovator in Residence speaks at dinner

first_imgThe USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted a meet and greet dinner Wednesday night for journalism students to get acquainted with this year’s Annenberg Innovator in Residence, Alexis Lloyd.Lloyd is the Creative Director of The New York Times Research and Development Lab. She investigates various types of technologies and multimedia approaches that aim to advance the field of journalism within the next five years.“Technology and innovation around technology [have] pretty radically transformed a lot about journalism and news, but the vast majority of that information has happened around the readers’ experience of the news — how to make news on different platforms, such as Twitter and news apps,” Lloyd said.Her main focus of this week is on improving the efficiency of reporting itself. During her tenure at The New York Times, she has studied technologies and databases that are trying to improve the speed of article production and ensure that data is synthesized for a multitude of media outlets.“There hasn’t been as much attention paid to the reporting process, to everything that happens before everyone sees that material,” Lloyd said. “There are a lot of challenges that we can really innovate around.”The event was presented by the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of a weeklong agenda featuring Lloyd’s expertise on technology in the media. Students in attendance at the event were mainly master’s students and Ph.D. candidates in journalism or communication.“I think it’s really incredible to have someone like Alexis Lloyd come in here to tie in technological advancements to journalism,” said Alex Gold, a second year master’s student in strategic public relations. “She’s really leading the charge in journalism’s future, and I think that’s really important here in a school like Annenberg: to have her share her knowledge and wealth of experience with us and help guide us,”During the meet and greet, students had the opportunity to collaborate in groups to discuss possible reporting innovations and pitch their ideas to Lloyd at the conclusion of the event.“It’s been really nice to have Alexis [Lloyd] here to expedite our process as journalists and having these circles to come together and brainstorm ideas,” said Stephanie Monte, a second year master’s student in journalism.The Annenberg Innovator in Residence Program began in 2009 as the result of a generous gift by USC alumni and Annenberg parents Dr. Mitchell and Deena Lew. Since its conception, the program has hosted various innovators such as author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier, who in 2010 was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and Aaron Koblin, the leader of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.“This week has been great. It’s really nice to switch contexts and get different perspectives from people who are coming out of the programs here,” Lloyd said.Gabriel Kahn, a professor of professional practice at Annenberg and Director of the Future of Journalism at the Annenberg Innovation Lab, said that Lloyd quickly rose to the top among the candidates for this year’s program.“Particularly with journalism, one of the big struggles is to think in a time frame that’s more than just six months to a year out,” Kahn said. “It was really refreshing to see her thinking about stuff for, well she says three to five years out, but to me it sounds more like ten years out. She’s really projecting a different future for journalism in a business that’s so constrained by tradition.”The schedule of events over the past several days included an interactive panel entitled  the Future of Journalism, a class visit called Social and Economic Implications of Communication Tech and a public talk named Human in the Loop: Conversations Between People and Machines.“This week has been really rewarding so far,” said Sophie Madej, program coordinator of USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. “It’s nice to have Lloyd in the classroom so students can get that one-on-one time, which has more of a lasting impact than just lots of lectures.”last_img read more

Abbey CBS reach Buggy Cup Final

first_imgThey defeated Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown from Kilkenny 2-7 to 0-12 in the semi-final of the Post Primary Senior B hurling competion, which was played at Leahy Park in Cashel.All of the Tipp Town school’s scores came in the first half and they put in a strong defensive showing after the break to run out victors by a solitary point.The final is due to be played on Easter Monday.last_img

Swinging hard lifts Champ into contention in PGA

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 07:07 IST Swinging Hard Lifts Champ Into Contention In PGA John Daly famously won a PGA Championship 29 years ago by swinging as hard as he could every time he got on the tee. Cameron Champ just might do the same thing this weekend at Harding Park WATCH US LIVE Written By John Daly famously won a PGA Championship 29 years ago by swinging as hard as he could every time he got on the tee. Cameron Champ just might do the same thing this weekend at Harding Park.“Usually whenever I swing a little harder it goes a little straighter,’’ Champ said after shooting a 64 Friday to move into contention in San Francisco.Swinging hard comes naturally to Champ. Before Bryson DeChambeau bulked up and began crushing drives this year, the 25-year-old was the gold standard on the PGA Tour when it came to swing speed and distance.And on Friday he swung hard enough to hit it both long and straight on his way to a round that put him 5-under midway through the championship. Champ was first in driving distance and strokes gained off the tee among the morning wave of players, and it wasn’t even close.“Today I hit the driver very well,’’ Champ said. “I think I missed one fairway on the front side, which is great. It just gave me a lot more chances to make birdies.’’Champ made seven of them in his second round, against a lone bogey on the tough par-3 eighth. It was a relatively stress-free round, the kind that players appreciate even more under the harsh test of a major championship.And while he’s not exactly a “grip it and rip it’’ kind of player like Daly, he’s got the length and temperament to be in contention to get his own name on the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.“Everyone wants to talk about distance, yeah, it’s our new modern era,’’ he said. “The long ball is what attracts everyone. You know, which it should. Nowadays guys are hitting it longer and longer and longer. But it’s definitely not something that bothers me or anything like that. To me, yes, you can hit it far, but you’ve still got to put up a score.’’Champ’s story is a familiar one to avid golf fans, though more people talk about his 330-yard drives than his two PGA Tour wins. His grandfather who died last year introduced him to the game when he was young, and he took advantage of the First Tee program to learn the fundamentals.Coming from a family of modest means — his father, Jeff, was a low minor league player in the Baltimore organization — Champ relied on scholarships and grants to travel and play in junior events outside of his hometown of Sacramento. He had success in college at Texas A&M and won in his first year on the Korn Ferry Tour before making it to golf’s big leagues.So far this year his biggest splash came when he tested positive for COVID-19 at the Traveler’s Championship. Two negative tests days after that prompted the PGA Tour to change its guidelines and he was playing in Detroit the next week.Now, after rounds of 71-64, he’s lurking just off the lead on a golf course he’s played before in an area where he’s quite comfortable.“It definitely feels kind of like home,’’ he said. “I’ve played a lot of golf down here, just all over California, honestly. It’s just nice to be back here.’’He doesn’t need the comfort to free up a swing that has been clocked at 192 mph. Hitting the ball hard comes naturally to Champ, who like any other kid always wanted to be the longest in his group growing up.That hasn’t changed as a pro, even in a major championship. Champ didn’t go for the green on the driveable par-4 16th hole because he was in between a 3-wood and a driver on the shot, but otherwise subscribed to pretty much the same theory Daly had in 1991 when he wowed everyone with his power at Crooked Stick.“I’m not worrying about trying to keep it low and trying to make sure it cuts so it stays in the fairway versus if I just go at it,’’ Champ said. “if I miss the fairway I’m going to be a lot further up there and just deal with it. Then obviously if I found my groove kind of like I did today, then I’ll hit a lot of fairways.’’It’s a winning combination, though the pressure of being in contention in a major might change things over the weekend.Even for the best players, hitting the ball hard isn’t always easy.Image credits: AP center_img COMMENT Associated Press Television News First Published: 8th August, 2020 07:07 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Samudeen Ibrahim injured

first_imgAfter a flying start to this season, Hearts of Oak have been hit by news that playmaker Samudeen Ibrahim has been side lined for two weeks.The Division One League Best Player picked up a foot injury in their debut League match against New Edubiase at the Accra Sports Stadium.Samudeen was named the man of the match in the 1-0 victory for the Phobians.Public Relations Officer of the Club, Kwame Opare disclosed to Joy Sports in an exclusive interview that the promising midfield maestro was indeed injured.“Thankfully the team physiotherapist took him to pick some X-Rays at Korle-Bu, and the reports show that there aren’t any damaging acts feared or anticipated.“So the Physio and the Doctor have actually designed a special training for him to go through between Thursday and the weekend, so that they see if he would be back as soon as possible.” The injury rules Samudeen out of Sunday’s cliff hanger against Medeame in Tarkwa.last_img read more

Angels’ Mike Trout begins march toward another All-Star Game

first_imgShohei Ohtani, who is on the ballot as a designated hitter, is in third place. Although Ohtani is now almost certainly unable to play because of a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament, there was some speculation that he could be voted into the game anyway because of his popularity and support from Japan.Online voting continues through July 5. All-Star rosters are typically announced two Sundays before the game, which would be July 8, although the announcement is not set this year.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SEATTLE — Mike Trout, who has been selected to the All-Star Game in all six of his previous full seasons, is second in voting among American League outfielders, according to the first results, which were released on Tuesday.Trout has 639,822 votes, which is second to Mookie Betts (748,872). Aaron Judge is third, with the top three vote-getters starting the game, which will be July 17 in Washington.Trout is hitting .304 with 21 homers and a 1.094 OPS. He leads the majors with a WAR of 5.2, according to FanGraphs, which has him on pace for one of the best seasons in major league history. Trout has played in five All-Star Games and won the game’s MVP twice. He was selected for the team last year but missed the game with a thumb injury.First baseman Albert Pujols (fourth), shortstop Andrelton Simmons (fifth) and catcher Martín Maldonado (fifth) were also among the top five at their positions. Simmons is currently out with a sprained ankle, but he is expected back by the All-Star Game.last_img read more