The J&K High Court on Thursday ordered an investigation against two officials in a case of illegal confinement and rape of a 15-year-old girl at R.S. Pura in Jammu in August.A prosecuting officer and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) will face the investigation.“The prosecuting officer and the ASI in-charge of the R.S. Pura police station have suppressed a material fact in the report submitted to the court. They have not stated anywhere in the report that the victim, in her statement, had recorded that the accused compelled her to submit herself to the sexual lust and desire of three persons, who forcibly raped her for a long time,” held Justices M.K. Hanjura and Dhiraj Singh Thakur.Justice Hanjura directed the Director-General of Police, J&K, to conduct an inquiry into the role of the officers and submit a report within four weeks.The victim left school at 1.30 p.m. for home on August 22. A vehicle with eight or nine passengers stopped her. “One of them was wielding a gun. They dashed her schoolbag onto the ground and forcibly pushed her into the vehicle. She was put up in a shed in a forest area,” according to the investigation reports. The probe suggests the victim was forced to marry one of the accused. Forced statementIt is alleged that on September 11, 2017, she was forced to make a statement before the court that she was in love with one of the accused and wanted to marry him. “However, in the court, she narrated the entire episode to the presiding officer. She said she did not want to marry the accused and was brought to the court to make a false statement,” said the report.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH squash team after their 2017 SEA Games gold medal match. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine men’s squash team, which upset Malaysia in the semifinals on Monday, surrendered to Singapore, 2-1, in the final Tuesday night at National Squash Center here in Kuala Lumpur Sports Center.The Filipinos settled for another silver, the other in women’s doubles, in the penultimate day of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Filipinos bag another silver in sepak takraw Reymark Bergornia dropped the opening match, 11-1, 11-3, 11-16, to Pang Ka Hoe. But Robert Andrew Garcia equalised after beating Benedict Chan, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, in the second match.That left David William Pelino to carry the fight for the gold but he succumbed to the faster and craftier Samuel Kang, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, in the deciding match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Let’s keep this 100 days of summer rolling on with No. 93, junior defensive end Jarrell Owens.How he got to OSUA three-star prospect out of Palestine High School (Palestine, Texas), Owens was originally committed to to play closer to home at TCU. Six months after his commitment to the Horned Frogs, second-year DL coach Joe Bob Clements, convinced Owens to make a trip to Stillwater. Two days later, he had decommitted from TCU and was ready to sign with the Cowboys.What he’s done in StillwaterAfter a redshirt year in 2014, Owens began contributing immediately as a redshirt freshman, earning meaningful reps in a rotation headlined by Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean. He was both productive and disruptive. That year he finished with 11 tackles (8 solo), three tackles for loss, three sacks, three QB hurries, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.In 2016, Owens earned a starting spot opposite Cole Walterscheid and started 12 games. He tallied 25 total tackles (17 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three QB hurries. He also showed his athleticism during one of Oklahoma State’s Piesman-nominated plays.Wild play alert courtesy of @CowboyFB defense.#Big12FB on FS1 https://t.co/9wNohKypWe— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 22, 2016During the off season, Owens hones his tackling skills in a way that may seem unusual to some. He hunts feral hogs — and catches them with his bare hands.Role in 2017Owens looks ready to defend his starting spot and should definitely be featured in the Cowboys’ two-deep end rotation which Mike Gundy expects to operate hockey-like line rotations. Between he, Jordan Brailford, Cole Walterscheid and Vili Leveni the Cowboys boast as talented and deep a group of rotation ends as Mike Gundy has had. Any one of them could have a huge game at any time and each one will need to have multiples for the Cowboys to reach their potential.Noteworthy Stats and highlightsHad a career-high two tackles for loss, including a sack against Southeastern Louisiana last season. In the Alamo Bowl, he was disruptive, recording four tackles, a tackle for loss and two QB hurries.
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Transfers Torres and Carrasco talk leaves Simeone ‘uncomfortable’ during Chinese Super League transfer window Ryan Benson 22:17 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Atlético Madrid Sevilla v Atlético Madrid Sevilla Dalian Yifang Primera División CSL Atletico Madrid could yet lose two players to the CSL before February 28 transfer deadline, making the man in charge at Wanda Metropolitano nervous. Diego Simeone has acknowledged the threat of financially powerful Chinese Super League clubs buying his players has made him feel “uncomfortable”, as Yannick Carrasco nears a move to Dalian Yifang.Carrasco joined Atletico in 2015 and looked promising in his first two seasons, but the Belgium international has been more of a peripheral figure this term.The 24-year-old has started just eight of Atletico’s 24 La Liga games this season and scored three goals, with the club’s impressive array of attacking talent counting against him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Yifang emerged as a potential destination in recent days and Simeone has previously suggested the transfer is entirely down to Carrasco, who could also be joined at the Super League club by Fernando Torres.Although the 33-year-old’s potential exit is not as far along as Carrasco’s, Simeone accepts he is “worried” about the financial lure of Chinese football and suggests there should be a single transfer deadline for all, with the Super League’s transfer window not due to end until February 28.Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sevilla, Simeone said: “I am worried because with all the money that goes around, aside from the decision of the players, for the coaches it’s uncomfortable because you think about what can happen.”It’s not the player, the representative, the negotiations [that cause you to worry] – it’s the amount of time, because it [the CSL transfer window] ends on February 28.”It is two months in which the heads of the players can be turned. It would be better to put a deadline for everyone, so that clubs, coaches and players are calmer.”I cannot say much about Carrasco because he is negotiating his situation. Fernando’s position I do not have any news of. We all train well and when the market is over, we will evaluate what might happen.”I never get into people’s choices. Whenever I grow, I see it as a good thing. If it is economic growth it is a personal choice. In football I’m never surprised.”
England Eriksson: Why ‘tired’ England will never win the World Cup Chris Burton 19:39 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) England World Cup Premier League The former Three Lions boss believes global glory will remain elusive for as long as the Premier League refuses to introduce a winter break England have been warned by Sven-Goran Eriksson that they will never win the World Cup for as long as the Premier League refuses to introduce a winter break.The Three Lions will go in search of global glory once again this summer, with Gareth Southgate the latest man to be charged with the task of delivering on expectation.There is slightly less pressure on the current boss than Eriksson faced during his spell at the helm, with the Swede having worked with the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ between 2001 and 2006. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp He suffered two quarter-final defeats on a World Cup stage and fears England will struggle to progress much past that point while players continue to be pushed to breaking point domestically.Eriksson told The Offside Rule Exclusives : “In 2006 I thought we should win it, I thought there wasn’t any team better than us, so that was a huge disappointment.”He added on the class of 2018: “I think they have a good chance and I’m positive they will do well. They have a lot of new young players who are doing great in the Premier League but they need luck with injuries.“That’s always a big problem for England, that and tiredness. I’ll say it again, they will never win the World Cup if there isn’t a winter break.”Pressed for any advice he would offer to Southgate, Eriksson said: “Do it your way, use your head, don’t listen to other people and don’t read the press.”Eriksson has spent time in domestic and international management since leaving the England post, with Manchester City, Leicester and Mexico among the sides he has worked with.He is now 70, but there remains a desire on his part to stay in football and he has not ruled out taking ownership of a team at some stage in the future.“I will probably go into football in another way. Maybe on TV,” he explained. “Then I think about buying a football club somewhere, not in England, it’s so expensive.“It won’t be in Sweden either because of the rules about club ownership. But, I am planning something which is going to be on a very low level in another country.“I’m not quite ready to slow down. Football has been my life and I miss it. I miss the Saturday or Sunday afternoons when the adrenaline in the body goes up, it’s just not the same watching it on the TV.”
Mario Balotelli Balotelli will ‘probably’ leave Nice, admits president Robin Bairner 20:12 15/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gettyimages Mario Balotelli Transfers Nice v PSG Nice PSG Ligue 1 After two fine years in France, the former Liverpool and Manchester City attacker is set for a new adventure in the summer Mario Balotelli might be out of contract at the end of the season but he will not leave Nice for free, claims club president Jean-Pierre Rivere.Agent Mino Raiola has claimed that the Italy international forward would represent a “bargain” signing for any team, with numerous clubs in his homeland and the Premier League linked with a move for the attacker.With Balotelli, 27, out of contract at the end of the campaign, it was considered that he could leave on a Bosman, yet Rivere claimed to RMC there is a “written deal” with the player’s entourage ensuring the club will get a fee. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Certainly, the prospect of the forward staying at the Allianz Riviera seems slim.“It will be difficult to keep him,” Rivere said. “He has had two good seasons with us and has matured between the first and second. He’s a player who certainly wants to move on.“The probability is more towards a departure than him staying, but we’ve not opened talks with Mario or his agent yet.”Meanwhile, head coach Lucien Favre could also be on his way out, with a return to the Bundesliga mooted as a link with Borussia Dortmund persists.“We know he’s very popular in Germany – and not only in Dortmund,” Rivere said. Nice are currently fighting for a European spot in Ligue 1 and will host Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. If my math and eyesight serve me, that’s at a 30-35 yard dime that he makes look effortless.As it currently sits, Illingworth is the highest-rated pocket passer to ever commit to OSU according 247Sports, and the fourth-highest QB right behind a certain redshirt freshman from Texas.This display won’t surprise many. The Cowboys had been in on the 6-6 pocket passer for some time, partly because of his arm talent and deep-ball accuracy, but it’s nice to see it in action. While we are all worried about guessing who will take snaps for Oklahoma State on August 30 in Corvallis, another future Cowboy passer prepares for his senior year.Four-star OSU pledge Shane Illingworth is focused on his final campaign for Norco High School and has been fine-tuning the deep ball that helped make him the No. 10 pocket passer in the 2020 class.QB Magic. @shane_wayne0411 to @KCrum02 @norcofootball #wearenorco #QBsareathletestoo pic.twitter.com/P1lDckRYIs— Coach Cameron (@CoachCam14) August 21, 2019
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The Australian Womenâ€™s Open stamp their authority over the Kiwis delivering the wider Australian team a winning majority and this sporting phenomenon a new found resolveâ€¦and if that wasnâ€™t enough, for other International teams a sense of foreboding: a new and improved fortress. By Julian Buckmaster – @JulianTFAWalls. Every structure needs them. With names of the quality and ilk of Winchester, Rogerson, and not the least the foundation stone of coach, Bell, now no longer part of the Australian Womenâ€™s structure, one could argue this particular green and gold wall might feel a little if not shaky then perhaps a brick or two short with some grout and cement missing.Not the regulation health regulation type risk but a structure needing at least a good safety check and perhaps a little plaster or replacement blocks.Fast forward twelve months and with some of those sizeable and some say irreplaceable blocks removed, the replacement stones are holding up well. Very well in fact. In fact that well the wall is back and as ominous as ever. Dare we say, rock solid with a number of little gems in the formwork? Over to the new foreman and his take on his impressive new project.â€œI heard the commentators (live streaming) refer to our defence as â€˜the wallâ€™ and there was definitely a wall out there today. And, to hold the same team from last night to two touchdowns that put six on us last night means a lot to us as a group,â€ a beaming and very pleased new Australian Womenâ€™s coach, Swain Rovelli said post-match with one half of his coaching team beside him, Craig Morrow. With both on debut as Openâ€™s coaches for this campaign, this was a particularly sweet victory; great mates off the field and already delivering along with fellow-assistant, Michael Moussa, great results for this already formidable outfit. The wall supports in the form of this trio appear also to be in great shape and supporting well the great wall of Australia.â€œI canâ€™t speak more highly of the work that both my assistants Mick (Assistant Coach, Michael Moussa) and Craig (Morrow) have done and after last night, and such is their dedication, both watched the games three times last night and you saw the results of the hard work that Craig and Mick did with the defensive efforts today and kudos to the players for executing the plans. â€œThis is a first team of a new cycle with seven new rookies which is the case with a new generation [of players], they have all been outstanding since we started preparations and all have improved since we started together and with the assistance of the senior players such as Sammy (Hopkin), they have grown in a level of confidence and we have seen it in both games their willingness to do the hard work and buy into what they want.For Morrow it was a great team effort and consequence of some hard work and application.â€œItâ€™s always good to win naturally and [weâ€™re] very happy for the girls obviously; we donâ€™t do this for ourselves, we do it for the girls and the enjoyment they get out of it.â€œItâ€™s pleasing that they listened and responded accordingly. They could have easily been under pressure and changed the way we wanted to do things, but to their great credit they didnâ€™t: they listened and trust us and we trust them and it worked out perfectly as you see. To the match, and it was much like the Mixed Open affair; a bit of a stand-off between teams with both trading blows and chancing their arms at respective ends with neither converting or really threatening.However, six minutes in it was Hannah Dyball of Manly who got the party started with a very clever and evasive dance through heavy traffic to score. Marikki Watego then soon got in on the act pushing the gap out by two with a cross out wide at the seven-minute mark.Tayla Clifford then went over after some good lead-up work inside and was great throughout the match driving the ball hard and catching the eye of her coaches along with other debutantes and more seasoned stars, such was her strong performance.Usually accustomed to scoring touchdowns at a clip, it was a diving Kim Sue-See that saved a certain touchdown by New Zealand soon-after and a good barometer of things to come from the Aussie girls. The wall has many moving parts and traps as we all witnessed early. These four particular gemstones to name but a few provide the new foundation with the girls on debut the building blocks to the future. One chink in the fortress though allowed Willison of New Zealand to quickly strike back for the Kiwis bringing the score to 3-1 after 10 minutes. They would add only one more from this point and that warrants a stop in play and some closer examination with the clock stopped. For the next 30 minutes the Aussie girls held the Kiwis scoreless, except for one more try to Willison later in the piece. With play resumed and time back on, Watego reverted to type to cross again with a minute on the clock from a terrific 25m long bullet pass from Danni Davis hitting the mark, and taking the deficit to three. After the half-time break it was Leah Percy who saluted, then touchdown number six came from Australiaâ€™s captain and number six, Lizzie Campbell who was superb in leading her troops on debut and strong and poised throughout.For the Percy touchdown it was crafted from some great lead-up work by Sammy Hopkin who troubled New Zealand close to the line and led from the front all game. Hopkins, along with Percy are the key senior members now, following the changing of the guard last year, and you could say the bedrock in this impregnable wall â€“ a responsibility they both relish and in fact clearly thrive on.â€œYeah, it was awesome to see the new girls step up and you naturally worry a bit without the [retired] senior players and their experience,â€ Hopkin said today after notching yet another title to her considerable list and in her usual understated manner.â€œBut they stepped up very well and played awesome throughout; my role has changed a bit but while a little scary, I really have enjoyed it.â€œWeâ€™ve been asked to lead by example and show the way for the new girls so hopefully that is the case and we see the results of that. â€œAnd thatâ€™s what I try to do and get the little things right.â€Little things indeed. This wall will need scaling as breaking through doesnâ€™t appear an option for oppositions any time soon.FINAL SCORES: Australia 6 (Lizzie Campbell, Samantha Hopkin, Hayley Maddick, Mia Johnstone, Leah Percy, Shellie Davis, Marikki Watego) defeated New Zealand 2 (Willison 2).Related LinksWomen’s Take Out Series
World Cup Mexico style in shock Germany win surprised former USMNT boss Arena Omnisport Last updated 1 year ago 03:35 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Mexico Germany v Mexico Germany Panama The ex-United States head coach was surprised by how El Tri approached their World Cup opener against the reigning champions Mexico’s shock World Cup win against Germany surprised former United States coach Bruce Arena because it contradicted their usual style of play. Juan Carlos Osorio’s side claimed an impressive 1-0 victory over the reigning champions in their opening Group F match, Hirving Lozano’s first-half strike securing a well-deserved triumph.Arena, who oversaw USA’s failure to qualify for the World Cup from the CONCACAF section in which Mexico triumphed, was impressed by how they restricted Germany, but expects the usual suspects to reach the latter stages. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “Naturally, Mexico had a very good performance against Germany, upsetting them with a 1-0 victory,” Arena told Omnisport when promoting his new book.”One would think they’re in good shape to qualify out of group play and be in the round of 16.”They had to defend with a lot of numbers for a lot of the game. That’s not really Mexican football, but they were all committed to do it and did an outstanding job.”At the end of the day I don’t think there’s going to be many changes or surprises in this World Cup. When all the smoke settles I think you’re going to see all the big boys that are usually there in the end.”Panama dramatically denied USA a place at Russia 2018 and lost their World Cup debut 3-0 to Belgium, with Arena predicting similar results in their remaining fixtures.”I saw Panama play against Belgium, they lost 3-0. Not surprising, I thought out of the teams that qualified for the World Cup out of CONCACAF, Panama was the weakest one,” he said.”You know the U.S. beat them 4-0 at home in game nine of the Hex, we drew with them in Panama. They’re probably a team that’s going to have a difficult time at the World Cup and not get out of the group play.”The USA will host the 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada after their joint bid was selected at last week’s FIFA Congress in Moscow.MLS was born out of the USA hosting the 1994 edition and Arena believes the return of football’s grandest competition will have a positive effect on the domestic league and its players, though he thinks new initiatives are needed to maximize the potential impact.”Having the World Cup in the US in 2026 is going to be terrific for our country, for our soccer environment. It’s going to bring much more attention to American players, to our league and help to continue to grow the sport,” he added. “I think between now and 2026 we can make a bunch of changes in our country to help grow the sport and hopefully over the next couple of years we get a little bit creative, we set some good policy and we succeed with it.”Outspoken, honest, and game changing—Bruce Arena’s memoir What’s Wrong with US? is available now wherever books are sold. For more information, visit https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062803948/whats-wrong-with-us/.
World Cup Bizarre excuse offered for Marcelo injury which has Real Madrid star sidelined for Brazil Stephen Creek 20:00 6/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images World Cup Brazil Brazil v Mexico Mexico Serbia v Brazil Serbia Marcelo The back spasms which forced the defender out of a win over Serbia may have been caused by a hotel mattress, according to the Selecao’s team doctor Brazil’s team doctor has said a hotel mattress may have caused the back spasms which forced Marcelo off the field during a 2-0 victory over Serbia.The Real Madrid left-back was substituted after just 10 minutes of the game and early analysis suggested he was suffering from back problems.Dr Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters after the game that he was optimistic over the 30-year-old’s chances of being fit for Brazil’s round of 16 clash with Mexico on Monday, but Marcelo’s sleeping conditions might need to be assessed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “It is still too early to make an accurate diagnosis,” said Dr Lasmar. “The injury may be related to the hotel mattress.”Although our expectation is good, but we have to be calm and wait for the next few days.”Marcelo missed three Real Madrid matches due to a hamstring injury in February but has been otherwise largely injury free in recent years.Dr Lasmar said that as long as a serious injury did not emerge, he would treat Marcelo’s pain in order to prepare him for the Mexico game.”Marcelo is medicated and with medication the tendency is that the response is good and that he can play,” he said. “The important thing is that there is no injury.”They were muscle spasms. Once he feels good to train, he will return and immediately be ready to play.”There is no recovery period.”
World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo’s history at the World Cup: 2006 debut, 2014 heartache & record-breaking 2018 Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 7/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal After the Real Madrid star competed in a fourth World Cup, Goal takes a look back at his previous involvement Without doubt one of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo has won nearly everything there is to win in the game.At club level the Portuguese has amassed four Champions League titles, three Premier Leagues, two La Liga crowns and more during his time with Manchester United and Real Madrid.He has been integral to the success of those clubs, something that is reflected in the fact that he has scooped five Ballons d’Or, but he has also been a star at international level. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Having made his debut for Portugal in 2003, Ronaldo is now his country’s record-holder for both goals and appearances, as well as their captain and leader.They were crowned European champions in 2016, but the World Cup has eluded Ronaldo and the Selecao on the four occasions he has been involved.The Real Madrid star was denied in another bid for world glory with his country in Russia this summer and it may well have been his last chance. Goal takes a look back at his legacy in the tournament thus far.Germany 2006 Ronaldo made his World Cup debut in 2006 – at the age of 21 – when the tournament was held in Germany and he formed a crucial part of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team alongside the likes of Luis Figo, Simao, Deco and Pauleta.By that time, Ronaldo was firmly established as one of the most exciting young players in the world, making his mark in the Premier League with Manchester United, and the 2006 World Cup was another step on his journey to the top of the game. Wearing the number 17 jersey due to the seniority of Portugal’s number 7 Figo, Ronaldo played in six games as his country reached the semi-finals, ultimately finishing fourth.His first ever game at a World Cup came in the 1-0 group-stage win over Angola in Cologne and it was an unremarkable display as he picked up a yellow card before being taken off after the hour mark. Ronaldo’s first goal at the tournament came in the second game against Iran as he scored a penalty – stepping up to the mark ahead of Figo – in a 2-0 win in Frankfurt.Scolari opted to rest the Man United forward in the final group game against Mexico, which Portugal won 2-1, but he was back in the starting XI for the last-16 clash against the Netherlands. Unfortunately for Ronaldo, however, his involvement in that game – later dubbed ‘The Battle of Nuremburg’ – was cut short as he was forced off with an injury after a reckless challenge from Khalid Boulahrouz on the 34th minute. The Selecao held on to win in Ronaldo’s absence, beating the Oranje 1-0 to set up a quarter-final clash against England.The game against the Three Lions was a tempestuous affair and Ronaldo became ‘public enemy number one’ for his role in the demise of Sven Goran Eriksson’s side. Not only was the Man United man to the fore in the events that led to the sending off of his club-mate Wayne Rooney, who had stamped Ricardo Carvalho, he then went on to score the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout.“[Rooney] wasn’t angry with me,” Ronaldo insisted afterwards. “And, moreover, he told me to completely ignore what the English press has said, that all they wanted was to create confusion, but we are already used to that.”After beating England, Portugal were paired with France in the semi-final and that proved to be the end of their World Cup hopes as Zinedine Zidane’s penalty in the 33rd minute gave Les Bleus the victory. As losing semi-finalists they were subsequntly penned in for the third-place play-off against tournament hosts Germany, but they were well beaten by Jugen Klinsmann’s side, who won 3-1.Ronaldo was notably jeered by sections of the crowd during the game in Stuttgart, as he had been in the game against France, something he has become accustomed to in the years that have followed.South Africa 2010 Four years after his World Cup breakthrough in Germany, a 25-year-old Ronaldo arrived in South Africa in 2010 as the world’s most expensive player – having signed for Real Madrid for €94 million – a Ballon d’Or winner and Portugal’s captain. However, despite his success at club level, he was enduring some difficulty on the international stage and had gone through a rare barren spell, failing to score a single goal in qualification for the World Cup.With stalwarts such as Pauleta, Deco and Figo moving off the stage, Ronaldo assumed much greater responsibility at the head of the Selecao attack, but he was unable to influence things in his side’s favour in 2010. Portugal qualified from a group containing Brazil, Ivory Coast and North Korea, but they were only able to score against North Korea, beating the Asian side 7-0, with Ronaldo finding the net once – remarkably his first international goal in 16 months.Even though they emerged from Group G unbeaten, the performances of Carlos Queiroz’s side left much to be desired and the team came in for criticism from their national media. However, things got worse when they were paired with Iberian rivals – and eventual champions – Spain in the round of 16. Vicente del Bosque’s La Roja were reigning European champions and among the favourites to win the tournament, so presented a stern task for the Portuguese.Ronaldo started the game on the left flank, finding himself up against team-mate Sergio Ramos, but he was unable to find a way through as Spain dominated possession. The deadlock was eventually broken after the hour mark as Xavi scored and it proved to be the decisive moment of the game. Portugal enjoyed just 39 per cent possession in Cape Town and managed three shots on target compared to Spain’s 10, while a red card to Ricardo Costa in the dying moments simply compounded their disappointment.Afterwards, Ronaldo admitted that the manner of the defeat – and exit from the tournament – left him feeling “an unimaginable sadness”. In the aftermath, when asked to explain why Portugal failed the captain suggested that the reporter should ask Queiroz, something that prompted further criticism of the Real Madrid man. The Selecao boss later responded with a pointed comment, telling AFP that. “Portugal needs Ronaldo, and Ronaldo needs the national side. But if this shirt [the Portuguese strip] unnerves some players, they have no grounds to be there.”In the end, the 2010 World Cup stood in stark contrast to Ronaldo’s experience at his first tournament in 2006. With just one goal – an 87th-minute strike in a 7-0 win over minnows North Korea – in four games and enduring a barrage of criticism, it was arguably the lowest ebb of his international career.Brazil 2014 Portugal’s route to the 2014 World Cup involved a play-off against Sweden, in which Ronaldo scored four goals across the two legs, including a hat-trick in the second leg in Solna. Then 29, Ronaldo arrived in Brazil as the reigning Ballon d’Or holder and a Champions League winner with Madrid. He was at the top of his game, but, much to his chagrin, international tournament heart-ache continued.Ronaldo’s fitness was a persistent concern ahead of the tournament and he was forced to sit out training on a number of occasions due to niggling knee injuries. Nevertheless, even though he was clearly not at 100 per cent, he somehow managed to play every minute of their three group stage matches.When the Real Madrid man was passed fit to play in the opening game against Germany there was an understandable sense of optimism in the Portuguese camp, but the game in Salvador turned out to be a total disaster as Pepe was sent off in the first-half and Joachim Low’s men won 4-0 – the worst ever World Cup defeat experienced by Portugal.The next game against the United States gave Portugal a chance to redeem themselves, but they struggled against Klinsmann’s men and needed a 95th minute equaliser to clinch a point. Having gone ahead through Nani, the Selecao found themselves trailing in the second half as Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey struck to give the USMNT the lead with 10 minutes left to play. It looked like Portugal were on their way home, but Ronaldo’s cross in stoppage time found Silvestre Varela, who scored to keep their hopes alive, if only just.They needed to win against Ghana in the final game and hope for a favourable result in the Germany – USA match in order to qualify for the knock-out stage. Things were looking good when Portugal went ahead on the half-hour mark, but the Black Stars responded in the second half with Asamoah Gyan heading home.Ronaldo had been to the fore for his country during the game, hitting the cross-bar before seeing a header saved and he eventually found the back of the net with just 10 minutes to go. The goal – which made him the first Portuguese player to score at three World Cups – was not enough to see them through though and they went home from Brazil after just three games.Russia 2018 Ronaldo and Portugal arrived in Russia for the 2018 World Cup as European champions and they were landed in an intriguing group alongside their Iberian rivals Spain, as well as Morocco and Iran.Having gone out at the group stage four years earlier, Portugal felt they had something to prove, as did Ronaldo after failing to make much of an impact himself, particularly in terms of goals.And in the opening game against Spain, the Real Madrid man lived up to his reputation by scoring an incredible hat-trick that secured a valuable point for his country and doubled his overall tally of World Cup goals. The hat-trick itself was particularly spectacular as it included an outrageous late free kick, which clinched the 3-3 draw.In the following game against Morocco, the 33-year-old continued his remarkable scoring exploits within five minutes with a goal that saw him replace Ferenc Puskas as the most prolific European international of all time and moved him second in the list of all-time top international goalscorers.Ronaldo did not manage to find the net in Portugal’s last group outing against Iran, but qualification was secured with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against a side led by Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.After finishing second in Group B behind Spain, the Selecao were paired with Uruguay in the last 16 and that proved to be their last involvement in Russia as La Celeste triumphed 2-1 in Sochi.The Real Madrid man will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup in Qatar, which will be held in the winter of 2022, but he has been urged by his team-mates to remain a part of the team as long as is possible.Ronaldo’s overall World Cup record Russia 2018 was Ronaldo’s fourth time playing at a World Cup and he brought his number of appearances in the tournament to 17 in that edition.He also more than doubled his overall goal tally by scoring four times – including a hat-trick against Spain.Prior to his fourth tournament he had scored just three times in 13 appearances – once in 2006, once in 2010 and once in 2014 – which was, in truth, a dismal return for a man who has broken record after record with his goals at club level and indeed for his country. Appearances Goals Yellow cards Red cards 17 7 4 0 In his 17 games, the forward has been on the winning side six times (four of those coming at the 2006 tournament) losing five and drawing six. He has been shown four yellow cards.The 2018 tournament in Russia could well have been Ronaldo’s last shot at winning world glory with his country, even though there have been no indications that he is set to retire any time soon.
World Cup ‘The referee favoured Brazil’ – Osorio furious at officiating and ‘actor’ Neymar Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 7/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty World Cup Mexico Brazil v Mexico Brazil The coach was frustrated by the number of fouls given when Brazil’s forwards went to ground, while defending his side’s showing in Samara Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio slammed the refereeing during his side’s World Cup last-16 defeat at the hands of Brazil. Having matched the Selecao for the first 45 minutes, Mexico came unstuck after the break in Samara . Neymar swooped from close range to open the scoring, before forcing a late rebound that was turned home by Roberto Firmino to seal a 2-0 victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar It marks the seventh consecutive World Cup that El Tri have exited at the last-16 stage, despite making a brilliant start in Russia by toppling champions Germany. But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions. “I think the officiating totally favored the Brazilians,” the Colombian fired to Telemundo after the final whistle. “It looked to me like their forwards were always looking for the contact and the foul and the referee always protected them. I think the officiating got too involved.”Neymar was another man to feel Osorio’s wrath after finding himself in the thick of the action on Sunday. “Unfortunately, it’s a shame we wasted a lot of time because of one single player,” he fired”This is a real shame for football. We lost our style in the second half, due to the referee’s style of too many stoppages and my players got tired of that situation.“There was a situation where there was a four-minute stoppage and that’s a poor example for the world of football and all the children.”It’s a strong sport, a man’s sport and I think there shouldn’t be so much acting.”Despite going out once more in the fourth game of the World Cup, Osorio believes his charges can be proud of their campaign and how it ended.”When you compare the possession against Brazil we had 53 percent against 47 percent, it looked to me the game was very even and it was decided in the penalty area,” he added. “You have to remember that the second goal was at the very end of the game.”Mexico gave a good account, stood toe to toe, but we didn’t have the efficiency in the final third that they sure do in the final third.”Mexico started well, we had a good start, but unfortunately we didn’t finish our chances well, and when you face a team with that quality up front you’re always in danger of them finding the game.”
Categories: News 29Jan Rep. Poleski encourages all residents to participate in Flint bottled water drive State Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson, has teamed up with Absopure and Polly’s Country Market to collect 1,500 cases of water to be donated to Flint.Absopure will match all water donation purchases at all Polly’s Grocery locations made Friday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 7.“We have great water in Jackson, and we want to share it with Flint,” said Rep. Poleski. “We are all together one Michigan. I’m glad we were able to team up within the Jackson community to help in this time of need.”Absopure says they will match all donations made up to 1,500 cases, which is equivalent to one truckload.To learn more about the drive, contact Rep. Poleski’s office at 517-373-1795 or by email at EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov.###
Benoît Loutrel is to replace Philippe Distler as director-general of French telecom regulator ARCEP in March.Loutrel was deputy director-general of ARCEP until 2010, when he left to head a programme to fund the development of the digital economy.He was named as the new director-general by ARCEP president Jean-Ludovic Silicani. Distler has been named a member of the regulator’s college. ARCEP deputy director-general François Lions, will take interim charge ahead of Loutrel taking up his post.
AMC Networks has reached an agreement to buy Liberty Global-owned channel operator Chellomedia for €750 million.The deal hands US-based AMC an extensive array of channels that are distributed to nearly 400 million homes in 138 territories.Chellomedia is the international content arm of John Malone’s Liberty Global, while AMC has emerged a leading cable channels provider and content producer in the US and has been expanding its international operations through its AMC/Sundance Channel Global division.This means networks such as Canal Hollywood, MGM, Film Café, Buzz Horror Channel, Extreme Sports Minimax, Historia and Outdoor will all sit along side AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel in the AMC Networks stable. Chellomedia’s stakes in its joint ventures with CBS Studios International, A+E Networks, Zon Optimus and other partners are also included.However, Liberty will keep its Dutch premium channels business, which comprises the Film1 and Sport1 channels.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014 and subject to unspecified limited closing conditions. It is now subject regulatory approval.Liberty Global said the assets it is selling generated revenue of around €350 million in the 12 months to June 30.Liberty president and CEO Mike Fries called the deal “great” for both parties and added: “For Liberty Global, this transaction is attractive from both a valuation and liquidity perspective. It also simplifies our business and allows us to focus on our core markets and more strategic programming opportunities.”“Chellomedia has developed a remarkable portfolio of popular channels that reach hundreds of millions around the world,” said Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks. “As AMC Networks has expanded internationally, we have had a great desire to do something we consider fundamentally strategic, which is to take our content and put it on channels we own.“This acquisition allows us to secure a large, global platform on which to distribute our increasingly successful original programming through a collection of strong, well-established and well-managed assets worldwide.”Chellomedia President Niall Curran added: “AMC Networks are content professionals with an excellent creative and business track record. They are highly enthusiastic about the business we have built at Chellomedia and are ambitious to develop it further, making AMC Networks a great owner and partner for Chello’s next phase of growth.”Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to Liberty, while Guggenheim Securities acted as lead financier for AMC. Merrill Lynch will provide debt financing for the deal as served as an advisor on the agreement.
March 23, 2018 The #deletefacebook movement just got a very powerful backer. Next Article Facebook Entrepreneur Staff The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Image credit: Chris Saucedo | Getty Images Entrepreneur Staff 1 min read Elon Musk Just Deleted His Facebook Account –shares Techcrunch reports that Elon Musk has deleted his Facebook account, as well as the official accounts of Tesla and SpaceX. Before the deletions, the SpaceX and Tesla pages had over 2.6 million likes and follows, according to Techcrunch’s story.The move seems to have been egged on by Twitter user @sedarsprofile:I didn’t realize there was one. Will do.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018This is the highest-profile leader to join the #deletefacebook movement that is building in force. Asked earlier this week by The New York Times about the movement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replied in part, “I don’t think we’ve seen a meaningful number of people act on that, but, you know, it’s not good. I think it’s a clear signal that this is a major trust issue for people, and I understand that.”This isn’t the first time Musk and Zuckerberg has been at odds. In 2016, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded while carrying a Facebook satellite designed to bring internet connectivity to areas of Africa. Here’s what Zuck posted following the explosion. Add to Queue 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Apply Now »
–shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Geoff Weiss Former Staff Writer Add to Queue Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Leadership January 16, 2014 At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart Since taking the helm at Yahoo in July 2012, Marissa Mayer has made some dramatic and expensive moves. Her latest decision to discharge the company’s second in command, chief operating officer Henrique de Castro, can be counted among them.In an internal memo obtained by the tech website Re/code, Mayer reflects on her pride in the company’s achievements throughout 2013 as well as her optimism for the year ahead. “During my own reflection,” she writes, “I made the difficult decision that our COO, Henrique de Castro, should leave the company.”The tides at Yahoo have certainly turned. It was just over a year ago that Mayer pilfered de Castro from Google – her old stomping grounds – to serve as the company’s “top ad executive and liaison to marketers on Madison Avenue,” reports The Wall Street Journal.Related: Marissa Mayer’s Smartest and Dumbest Moves at YahooBut apparently, he couldn’t deliver. In 2013, Facebook overtook Yahoo as the second largest seller of digital ads worldwide, according to a report by eMarketer. Yahoo’s percentage of total digital ad share worldwide also tumbled from 3.37% in 2012 to 2.87% in 2013.No matter how you shake it, Mayer’s change of heart will be costly. According to the Journal, de Castro’s severance package could be worth as much as $42.1 million, which includes $41.5 million in restricted shares, $600,000 in cash severance and $7,672 worth of continued health benefits.While Mayer did announce some additional restructures of Yahoo’s leadership team in the internal memo, a successor has not yet been named.Related: Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries 2 min read Next Article Register Now »
Image credit: Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Register Now » Uber has launched legal action against new rules in London such as written English tests for its drivers, in the latest battle between regulators and the car ride app which has faced bans and protests worldwide.Following months of demonstrations from drivers of the capital’s famous black cabs, public body Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation last year on a raft of proposals to restrict the way private hire firms operate.In January, it decided against imposing a five-minute wait time for rides on customers of services such as Uber, which allows customers to book and pay for a taxi on their smartphones, but said that it would bring in measures including compulsory language tests.In recent months, the regulator has provided more detail including that drivers should have English reading and writing skills, that private hire firms must operate a London call center and drivers must have insurance for vehicles even when they are not being used as private hire cars.“The goalposts have moved at the last minute and new rules are now being introduced that will be bad for both drivers and tech companies like Uber,” its London General Manager Tom Elvidge said.Rapidly expanding tech start-ups are having to navigate regulations and opposition from some unions and existing service providers around the world.Earlier this week, food delivery firm Deliveroo said British riders could opt out of its new payment system after it became the latest firm to face criticism for the employment terms given to its staff.Uber, whose investors include Goldman Sachs and Alphabet Inc. unit Google and is valued at $62.5 billion, said it backed drivers being able to speak English but the proposed tests were too rigorous.The firm, which opened a new call center in Ireland earlier this year, is also opposed to setting up a London call center, which TfL’s rules say must be in place from Oct. 1.The transport authority said it would defend its proposals in court.“These have been introduced to enhance public safety when using private hire services and we are determined to create a vibrant taxi and private hire market with space for all providers to flourish,” a spokesman said.(By Costas Pitas; Editing by Estelle Shirbon) Next Article This story originally appeared on Reuters August 17, 2016 Reuters Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 30shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue 2 min read Uber Uber Takes Legal Action Over New Rules in London