I’m inspired by Man Utd dream – Ighalo

first_img On the advice he would like to give to any young aspiring footballers, he said: “I would tell the young ones in the world today that they should work hard, believe in themselves and believe in their dreams. They should focus because, with hard work and determination, you can achieve what you want in life. Talent is not enough in football. When you have the talent and you don’t work, it is not enough. Put in the hard work and believe in God, and I think you will have what it takes to achieve your dream.” Ighalo has become an instant hit with the Manchester United fans since joining on loan in January, after scoring four goals in eight appearances and displaying a genuine love for the club. read also:Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attack Our Nigerian striker displays his obvious passion and emotion during episode one of our new ‘My Inspiration’ series, in which the 30-year-old credits the people and players who have helped him to achieve his dream of playing professional football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo has sensationally said he’s inspired by the Manchester United dream and he would like to stay with the team. Loading… “Seeing the club from the outside you don’t know how big it is. But when you are inside you know how big the club is. I am inspired by the way the club is structured, I am inspired by the direction of the club, I am inspired by the development of the young players and how they are coming through from the grassroots to the first team. I am inspired by a lot of things at United, I am really inspired and I am looking forward to spending more time with the team.” According to him, he is not ready to give up on his dream and he will continue to fight to attain his goals. “Well, many people would say he is a gentle guy but inside he is a beast. I am a fighter, I never give up, I go for what I believe I can achieve and I give my best, 100 percent, no matter the outcome of the game, win or lose, I always give 100 percent from the beginning.”Advertisement Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And TollywoodYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Colorlast_img read more

Cooper steps closer to comeback

first_img Cooper tweeted: “Rode out this morning for the first time since the injury, leg feels 100% been a long three months but hopefully won’t be long until I’m back.” Cooper had set a target of Listowel in September for his return to the racecourse proper, and said that anything before that “would be a bonus”. Cooper has been on the sidelines since a fall from the Tony Martin-trained Tepalo at Down Royal on May 6, when he suffered a broken left femur. One of the emerging stars of the National Hunt scene, Cooper shot into the limelight when riding three winners at the Cheltenham Festival, while he was also on target with First Lieutenant at the Grand National meeting at Aintree. Bryan Cooper moved significantly closer to a return to the saddle when riding work on Friday morning.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mushfiqur’s gutsy 85 helps Bangladesh avoid follow-on

first_img(REUTERS) – Mushfiqur Rahim’s gutsy 85 helped Bangladesh avoid follow-on but Sri Lanka claimed a substantial 182-run first-innings lead to take control of the first Test at the Galle International Stadium on yesterday.After bad light forced early tea on day three of the contest, Sri Lanka needed two balls to claim the last Bangladesh wicket of Mustafizur Rahman and bowl out the tourists for 312.Sri Lanka could not come out to bat for the second time in the match as almost the entire final session was lost to rain.Resuming day three on 133-2, Bangladesh lost four wickets in the morning session but captain Mushfiqur waged a grim battle against the Sri Lankans.The stumper-batsman joined forces with Mehedi Hasan Shiraz (41) to raise 106 runs for the seventh wicket, only the second 100-plus partnership of the innings, to help them cross the 300-mark.Mushfiqur brought up his 16th Test 50 off 107 balls but fell to rival skipper Rangana Herath who claimed 3-72.Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera also claimed three wickets, dismissing Mehedi and Taskin Ahmed in successive deliveries.SRI LANKA 1st innings 494 (K. Mendis 194, A. Gunaratne 85, N. Dickwella 75, D. Perera 51; M. Hasan 4-113)BANGLADESH 1st innings (o/n 133-2)T. Iqbal run-out (Dickwella) 57S. Sarkar c Kumara b Lakmal 71M. Haque lbw b D. Perera 7M. Rahimb Herath 85S. Al Hasan c Dickwella b Sandakan 23Mahmudullah b Kumara 8L. Das c Gunaratne b Herath 5M. Hasan lbw b D. Perera 41T. Ahmed lbw b D. Perera 0S. Roy not out 0M. Rahman c K. Mendis b Herath 4Extras (lb-6 nb-2 w-3) 11Total: (all out, 97.2 overs) 312Fall of wickets: 1-118, 2-127, 3-142, 4-170, 5-184, 6-192, 7-298, 8-298, 9-308.Bowling: S. Lakmal 14-0-42-1, L. Kumara 16-1-70-1 (w-3), D. Perera 19-4-53-3 (nb-1), R. Herath 26.2-4-72-3, L. Sandakan 22-5-69-1 (nb-1).last_img read more

HACC maintain unbeaten run in SCA Elite League

first_img… Bim Bodhoo (97) narrowly misses centuryBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – After eight rounds in the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) 2019 Elite League tournament, Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) have maintained their dominance at the top of the table with 75 points, their latest victory coming last Saturday against Knightly at the Ashtonbee Number One ground, Scarborough.Occupying the second spot are rivals, Ambassadors, on 65 points from nine games while third-placed Highland Creek are on 50 from seven and Victoria Park 40 from eight.HACC’s latest win in the 50-over tournament came via a six-wicket thrashing of lowly-placed Knightly following a brilliant 97 from opener Bim Bodhoo and 44 from former Guyana Under-19 player Harrinarine Chattergoon.Set 211 for victory after restricting their opponents to 210 all out in 39.1 overs, HACC raced to 211 for four in 26.5 overs with Bodhoo narrowly missing out on a well-deserved century, smashing 10 sixes and four fours in the process.The left-handed Bodhoo shared an opening stand of 58 with Chattergoon and later dominated a second-wicket partnership of 111 with Azhad Amidon whose contribution was 27.Earlier, Knightly were in dire straits at 82 for six before a blistering seventh-wicket partnership between Faisal Hasan (59) and Abdul Manan (40) brought some respectability to the score.Hasan’s knock included a four and six sixes while Manan struck three fours and three sixes. Skipper Waqar Malik also hit a valuable 42 with three fours and six sixes as fast-medium bowler Jerome Jack jolted the top-order with the impressive figures of four for 48, bowling 10 overs non-stop at the start of the innings. Chattergoon supported with three for 41 from 7.1 overs.In the previous encounter, played at the same venue, HACC defeated Ambassadors by 132 runs. Asked to take first strike, HACC reached an impressive 292 all out in 43.3 overs before restricting their opponents to 160 for nine in 50 overs.Opener Anil Samuel led the way with a belligerent 72 with six sixes and four fours while consistent scores were recorded by Zaheer Allard (53: three fours and five sixes), Raja Pooran (49: four fours and four sixes) and skipper Krishnadat Ramoo (43: three fours and a six). Abhay Vashi took three for 51 and Neil Ramkissoon two for 26.For Ambassadors, Abhay also scored 34 while there were two wickets each for Ramoo, Troy Gonsalves and Bodhoo for 13, 20 and 21 runs respectively.HACC made light work of Bilal at Ashtonbee Number Two after dismissing them for 88 in 32. 4 overs, and reaching the required target in 18.4 overs. Bodhoo, who earlier claimed three for 16, was undefeated on 39. Allando Minott grabbed two for two and Ramoo two for 21.Set 171 for victory at Terry Fox, HACC huffed and puffed to 173 for eight in 45.4 overs versus Janbaaz, with president Narchand ‘Archie’ Mohan requiring to battle towards the end with number nine Abdul Ramzan (15 not out) after playing with 10 players. Left-arm spinner Bodhoo was again among the wickets with four for 19 from 10 overs.HACC and Victoria Park will clash in a return fixture at Ashtonbee Number Two on Sunday, August 11.last_img read more

Trophy Stall donates Champion Jockey Cup ahead of KMTC Boxing Day mega race

first_imgWITH just one day left until 2019 Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club Boxing Day horse race, Trophy Stall has lent its support by donating the Champion Jockey shield to Club president Cecil Kennard.The brief ceremony, held at the Orange Walk, Bourda South Road business location, featured the presentation of the trophy to Justice Kennard on behalf Trophy Stall CEO Ramesh Sunich.Sunich also presented trophies for the champion trainer and runner-up champion jockey. Torginol Paints and KSM Investments were also the latest sponsors to hop on board within the past week.The Turf at Bush Lot, Berbice will come alive within the next 24 hours as 7 different groups will compete for almost $2M in prize money, with the ‘Metro Million Mile Open’ being the feature race with a $1M purse set for the winner.The million-dollar race will be complemented by other exciting categories such as: L NON-EARNER, H & L LOWER, 2-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN, L NON-WINNER, J & K LOWER and L OPEN. Each class fetches lucrative 1st to 4th place prizes which range from $250 000 to $130 000.last_img read more

Shafer relishes opportunity to work with both offense, defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After crushing and throwing out his cup of water before practice Monday, Scott Shafer walked toward the field for the first time as Syracuse’s head coach, not just a defensive guru.Until that point, he spent the entirety of his 22-year coaching career on the defensive side of the ball. Now Shafer has a chance to spend time with the offense — a unit he once led as a college quarterback at Ohio University and Baldwin-Wallace College.So far, it’s an opportunity he said he’s thoroughly enjoying.“It’s a blast,” Shafer said. “It’s so different. It’s different because for 22 years I was just chasing those same kids around on defense and in the secondary.”He moseyed around both fields during the 45 minutes of practice that were available to the media. Dressed in a white visor, navy blue windbreaker and tan shorts, Shafer spent time with all units, not just the defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said his natural tendency is still to veer toward the defense, but he’s doing his best to balance out where he places his attention. This spring, he said he spent roughly two-thirds of his time with the offense to get a better grasp on that side of the ball.Said Shafer: “It’s kind of eye-opening to me because there’s opportunities to watch some kids I barely get to watch on the offensive side of the ball.” Comments Published on August 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

School of Communication appoints new director

first_imgFollow Isabella on Twitter @isabellasayyah Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Ernest J. Wilson III, will appoint Sarah Banet-Weiser as the new director of the School of Communication in summer 2014, Annenberg announced Monday.Banet-Weiser will succeed Larry Gross, who has held the position since 2003. Though Gross will no longer hold this position, he will remain a vice dean and faculty member at Annenberg.Banet-Weiser has worked as a professor at Annenberg in the School of Communication since 1999. She is also a professor at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in the American Studies and Ethnicity department. Banet-Weiser teaches courses in feminist theory, youth culture and gender and media, among other subjects. She has written four books and co-authored one, including The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity.“While my own scholarship emerges from the subfield of culture and communication, I’m looking forward to continuing to build the department in all areas of the field — from health communication to organizational communication to rhetoric to new and digital technologies and other subfields,” Banet-Weiser told USC Annenberg News. “We have great opportunities and resources here at USC Annenberg, and I am honored to be asked to help continue building our department in the years to come.”Banet-Weiser has already received many accolades from the university, including a USC Mellon Mentoring Award, and is a fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching,  through which she participates in the Future Professoriate Program.Gross said Banet-Weiser is well-equipped to take over as director next fall.“She sees the academic mission as one that has wider social responsibilities that translate into what you teach, how you teach and how you think about working with students,” Gross told USC Annenberg News. “It’s not an ivory tower mentality, but one that understands that the university, as a privileged institution, must contribute to society.”last_img read more

Anthony Rendon net worth, salary and contract details with Los Angeles Angels

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 16:06 IST Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles Angels Anthony Rendon net worth and salary: He is one of the widely recognised and highly paid professional baseball players in the sport. Find out his worth and more. Written By Anthony Rendon is one of the highly recognised professional baseball players who has earned numerous accolades playing at The Rice University. Anthony Rendon made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut for the Washington Nationals in April 2013 and went on to win the World Series with the Nationals in 2019 and was also an MLB All-Star and the MLB RBI leader during the same year. He played a major part in leading the Washington Nationals to their first World Series win in franchise history. With a 0.290 batting average, Anthony Rendon made over 136 home runs and 571 runs batted in throughout his career. On Wednesday night, American media reports indicated that Anthony Rendon signed a 7-year, $245 million deal with Los Angeles AngelsAlso Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Washington Nationals Likely To Lose Stephen Strasburg & Anthony RendonAnthony Rendon net worthAccording to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony Rendon has a net worth that currently stands at an estimated $22 million.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles AngelsAnthony Rendon salaryAnthony Rendon is one of the highest-paid baseball players in the world. According to USA Today, Rendon has a contract worth $18,800,000, which made him the third-highest player of the Washington Nationals behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Also Read | Gerrit Cole Net Worth, Salary As New York Yankees Splurge $324 MillionMLB: Anthony Rendon signs with the Los Angeles Angels in a big-money dealAnthony Rendon has left the Washington Nationals into free agency and agreed to a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels valued at $245 million, as reported by Jon Heyman. The third baseman was part of the Nationals’ plans until he finally hit the free-agent market. The two parties could not come to terms after several rounds of negotiations.The contract includes a full no-trade clause, where there will be no opt-outs and no options. According to a person with knowledge of the terms, the deal will have zero payment deferrals. The Payment deferrals had turned out to be a barrier during his earlier negotiations with the Washington Nationals and ultimately led Anthony Rendon into a massive deal that will earn him $35 million a season through his 36th birthday. Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles Angels SUBSCRIBE TO US Danish Ansari First Published: 12th December, 2019 16:06 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Betway places Benitez as the early favourite in the first manager to leave market

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Despite lifting league titles just two months ago,  the odds suggest Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte are both in danger of being the next manager to leave their post.The Newcastle manager and the Chelsea manager both followed up unsatisfactory summer transfer windows, with a defeat on the opening day of the season. Benitez is currently the 7/2 favourite to depart, lacklustre defeats for Mark Hughes and Slaven Billic leave them both precariously lingering at 4/1, with Premier League champion Conte closely following them as a 9/2 fourth favourite.Betway’s Alan Alger told SBC:  “Conte is one of the favourites to leave because we know that he is working for a very demanding man in Roman Abramovich. Chelsea got off to the worst possible start, and it could also be said that he might not be happy with the squad he currently has available to him. With all those things in the mix he has to be a short price to depart Stamford Bridge.“Rafa Benitez is another boss who won’t accept second best, be it investment from owners or having the opportunity to manage elsewhere. His tenure at Newcastle has always hung by the shortest of threads – even when doing well – so he’s another manager we have to keep short in the betting.”Dutch manager Frank de Boer lasted just 85 days in his last job at Inter Milan, an opening day drubbing at the hands of Huddersfield has left bookmakers pondering whether his spell in South London could be just a short as his spell in Serie A. Nonetheless, Alger thinks talk of de Boers departure is premature: “Frank de Boer is surprisingly short at 7/1 for a quick departure from Selhurst Park. He got off to a terrible start, but surely he’ll be given plenty of time.” Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Google conforms to Italian gambling blanket ban policy

first_imgShare TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Tech giant Google has moved to remove gambling-related content/services from being indexed on its Italian search results.The US firm has updated its Italian advertising policies, preparing for the approved mandate of Italy’s new coalition government’s ‘Dignity Decree’, which implements a blanket ban on forms of gambling/betting marketing, promotions, advertising and sponsorships.Updating stakeholders, Google details that as of 16 July ‘only state lotteries with deferred drawing will be allowed to run gambling advertisements in Italy.’The Lega-5Star blanket ban is expected to come into full effect on 1 January 2019. However, a number of sporting clubs and media owners have been granted a ‘transition period until 30 June 2019’ to partially fulfil existing contracts signed before the decree was approved by the Italian assembly.Italy’s coalition government has moved to implement, Europe’s toughest/strictest code of gambling advertising, with fines set at 5% of advertising/sponsorship value, with a minimum penalty requirement of €50,000 for each law breached by offending parties.Lega-5Star’s mandate has been lambasted by all Italian gambling leaders, and the sector’s wider stakeholders (media owners, football firms, affiliate and marketing agencies).Ahead of the start of a new football season, Serie A governance detailed its objection to the Lega-5Star decree.“It would cause competitive disadvantages to the Italian clubs and our teams advertising budget would be redirected abroad. In the 2017-18 season, twelve Serie A clubs have signed a partnership contract with companies of the betting industry, considered the 5th field for investments in the rank of the t-shirt sponsorship in the 6 main European tournaments”Google becomes the first international firm, to adhere to the new Italian code on gambling advertising, however, business insiders believe that further tech giants Facebook and Twitter will soon follow suit.It appears likely that Italian betting incumbents and wider stakeholders will move to mount a legal challenge against Lega-5Star’s Dignity Decree’ at both national parliamentary and European Court levels.Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has stood by his personally penned mandate, stating that protecting Italian consumers from the ills of gambling should be motion supported by all business and political stakeholders.last_img read more