O’Neill aims to lift Derby trio

first_img Press Association Hendrick, 22, was also quick to back 27-year-old Keogh to shake off his personal disappointment. He said: “Obviously, he was sad after the game, but we have helped pick him back up and he’s all right now. He got out there and trained and it takes his mind off it. “He will be all right. He has been great for us all year and we need him to do the same next year. “I’m sure he will get it out of his mind and be looking forward to next year.” The arrival of the three Derby men came as keeper Rob Elliot, and Stoke trio Marc Wilson, Glenn Whelan and Jon Walters all departed temporarily bound for weddings – in Elliot’s case, his own – while 19-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor has also been drafted in. QPR frontman Kevin Doyle will meet up on Thursday and Scunthorpe keeper Joe Murphy will join the party briefly in London the following day. Only Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark did not train as he nursed a back problem, but he is expected to be fit to face Italy, if selected. O’Neill is determined to test the depth of his squad in the remaining three summer games – Ireland will play Costa Rica in Philadelphia and Portugal in New Jersey early next month – as he looks towards September’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia. He said: “Eventually these players are playing for their country, and a lot of them have decent experience. “There are one or two younger players here who haven’t done that much, and it’s a combination of all of this. “It’s just a matter of trying to get ready for the game in September.” Meanwhile, O’Neill confirmed that decisions will be taken over the continued presence of long-time associates Steve Walford and Steve Guppy, who have been added to his staff for the current get-together, after the summer. He said: “Steve Walford has been with me for quite some considerable time and Steve Guppy is an up-and-coming coach, so we will see what happens after the summer break.” Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Sammon joined up with their international team-mates at their Portmarnock base on Monday evening a little more than 48 hours after Saturday’s heartbreaking Sky Bet Championship play-off defeat by QPR. Central defender Keogh was particularly devastated after his error handed Bobby Zamora the chance to fire the 10-man Londoners into the top flight in a dramatic conclusion to the game at Wembley. Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has urged his Derby trio to make Italy pay for their shattered Barclays Premier League dreams. However, O’Neill and his staff made a point of sitting down with the Rams contingent following their arrival in an attempt to lift their spirits ahead of Saturday’s friendly clash with the Italians at Craven Cottage. The manager said: “They came in last night and we did have a chat with all three. Richard in particular, obviously, is devastated because he feels as if his mistake at the end led to Queen’s Park Rangers scoring the goal. “Sometimes you have to remind him – I know it’s desperately disappointing at this minute, but with the sort of season that he and the Derby team have had… “That will be no consolation whatsoever to him at the moment, but in time you are hoping that time will be a bit of a healer. “They came in last night and of course they are very, very disappointed. But the next couple of days, hopefully – and weather like this here – might start to improve his demeanour.” The three men all trained with their Ireland colleagues under glorious sunshine in Malahide on Tuesday morning, and midfielder Hendrick later admitted pulling on his boots once again had proved cathartic. He said: “When you have a defeat in football, you want to get out and play another game, and coming away here will take our minds off what happened on Saturday. “It’s good for us just to get out and play and be back involved with the squad.” last_img read more

Thomas receives Salcah Youth Federation Awards

first_imgIN Guyana, the name of Colts guard Shelroy Thomas has been linked with outstanding basketball play from the moment he burst onto the basketball scene.From school tournaments to local club tournaments to representing Guyana at the national level, Thomas has always let his game do the talking.It is this high level of performance night in and night out that has led Thomas to become the 2016 recipient of the Salcah Youth Federation Sports award.The Salcah Youth Federation, which started in 1981, is the joint youth arm of five Seventh-Day Adventist churches in Georgetown, Guyana – Smyrna in Kitty, Mizpah in Newtown, Olivet in D’Urban Backlands, Shiloh in Campbellville and Sophia in B Field Sophia.The Federation’s criteria for choosing a recipient included being between ages 16 and 35; being a member of any of the Federation’s churches in good and regular standing with consistent attendance, involvement in church activities in a leadership position or any other significant capacity.The final requirement was being a youth with notable, outstanding and consistent performance in any recognised sporting activity at the national level over the past 5 to 10 years. Alternatively, being a youth with consistent outstanding performance at sports within the Salcah Youth Federation; with a good character and integrity and who can serve as a role model for others.According to the Federation, “This year, the recipient of the Salcah Youth Federation sports award is Shelroy Thomas who has become a recognised face in the sports world through his outstanding performance in national basketball games.He has also made his country proud by being among the top picks to represent Guyana at regional basketball competitions.”The Federation also stated: “While the award is for sports, the Federation is ultimately concerned about the spiritual growth of its youths and Shelroy has proved that he deserves the award since he serves as a Deacon at his church, Olivet Seventh-Day Adventist Church.”Thomas was also elected recently to serve as the Sports Coordinator for the Executive Committee of the Federation where he will help to shape the development of sporting activities for other youths within the federation.Past recipients of this award included Jevina Sampson, an outstanding female national athlete who has represented Guyana in places inclusive of Singapore, and Cleveland Forde who is the undisputed long distance champion in Guyana who has represented Guyana internationally.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: England vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_imgNew Delhi: In the match number 41 of the ICC World Cup 2019, host England to face New Zealand at the Riverside Ground in Chester le Street. Both the teams have played eight games and won five match each and if England win this game then it will get really difficult for Pakistan to qualify for the semis.The team who wins this upcoming game will surely secure a spot in the semis and most likely to face India on July 11 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Currently, New Zealand is at the third spot with 11 points and England at fourth with 10 points. So, here is the Dream11 Fantasy team for the upcoming exciting encounter.Wicket-Keepers: Jonny Bairstow (C), Tom LathamBatsmen: Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (VC)All-Rounder: Ben Stokes, Jimmy NeeshamBowlers: Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GFA issues ultimatum for Egypt-Ghana accreditation

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has called on Ghanaian media representatives wishing to report on second-leg of the 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff against Egypt to submit their names by Wednesday, 30th October at 3pm.This, the FA said, will enable it apply for media accreditation on their behalf and also help process their visas for the match.In a statement released to the media Tuesday, the FA called on interested media representatives to send their details to the GFA via mail.According to the FA, only those whose details are received by Wednesday will be considered.last_img

DeAndre Jordan says Clippers consultant Kevin Garnett brings intensity to workouts

first_imgOn Tuesday, Garnett ambled into the Clippers practice facility and bee-lined for Pierce. The former teammates joked around before Garnett went across the gym to work with Jordan and forward Brandon Bass.“You can tell that he loves the game of basketball,” Jordan said. “He wants to teach people. He wants you to learn and he wants to give knowledge and I want receive all of it.”Jordan said workouts take on a heightened intensity with Garnett.“You’ve got to be locked in,” Jordan said. “That’s just his personality. He’s an intense person. He’s locked in all the time and that’s contagious, man.“I’m glad that we got him here. I’m glad that I’m able to take advantage of that. Whenever he’s here, he’s going to get tired of me.”Woodson said there are “some similarities already between Garnett and the Clippers center.“(Garnett) has been able to dominate the game on both ends,” Woodson said, “but from the defensive perspective, I mean, blocking shots, rebounding, making sure the other four guys are in their proper rotations, he’s been able to do it all from a defensive standpoint.”And Jordan?“There was a reason why he got the Defensive Player of the Year award last season,” Woodson said, “because he anchored everything that we, and Doc, diagrams on the floor. And that’s a big part of winning. Trying to win at a high level, you’ve got to have players like that.”If this is AustinAustin Rivers was surprised to learn that his father was sick when he arrived at practice Tuesday.“My sister is sick, too,” he said. “Stay away from the Rivers family. I didn’t know he had it. I haven’t talked to him in like two or three days.”Austin Rivers has been away from the Clippers since their win in Sacramento on Friday because of a flu-like illness of his own. The lack of communication with his father is a product of a very 21st Century complication.“I just changed my number yesterday,” Austin Rivers said. “I texted him and he didn’t text me back. He probably thinks it’s some random number.”Nonetheless, the younger Rivers has some idea what the Clippers coach is going through.Austin Rivers spent his whole weekend watching movies, he said.“I watched the whole ‘Lord of the Rings’ series,” he said. “All three of them. Those things are like four hours a piece.”Caught up on his Tolkien film adaptions, Rivers will try to pick up where he left off when the Clippers play host to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. He is averaging a career-high 10.8 points per game and in his last seven appearances, all starts, that has climbed to 17.9.“It seems like I’ve gotten better and better on the offensive end as the season’s gone on,” Rivers said. “Really my focus has just been playing hard, not focusing on (scoring) at all. I’ve been putting a lot more work into shooting than I ever have over the past year.”Scheduled restAfter playing seven games in 10 days at the end of December – six of those losses – the Clippers finally get a bit of a break from the schedulemakers this month. They play just three games each week of January and are not on the road again until Jan. 21 at Denver.“I feel like we’re catching our breath a little bit,” Jamal Crawford said.Added Austin Rivers: “Obviously, we played a lot of games, maybe too many. I don’t know. It’s hard for us to say, because we love playing basketball. … There could be 90 games, I would love playing that many games.”Blake in backBlake Griffin continues to be eased back into things after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 20. On Tuesday, he attempted a handful of set shots and free throws prior to the start of Clippers practice.The timeline for his return, originally announced as four-to-six weeks after surgery, has not changed, with the Clippers hoping to get him back sometime late this month.While the Clippers warmed up Tuesday, Griffin was escorted into a back room adjacent to the practice court. A series of bright lights emanated from the room.Instead of some cutting-edge medical test, however, the Clippers star was simply participating in a photo shoot for Nike’s Jordan Brand, which endorses Griffin. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PLAYA VISTA >> DeAndre Jordan loves to talk.During games, he is the Clippers king of repartee, getting under the skin of opponents, grilling officials, bellowing after big plays.Jordan’s verbal game is not unlike that of one of his early influences, Kevin Garnett.“He’s one of the main reasons I talk so much and talk so loud on the court when I’m out there,” Jordan said, “is from watching film of him and playing against him.”center_img Jordan’s chances to learn firsthand from Garnett are about to spike.The Clippers this week hired Garnett, who retired last summer after a 21-year playing career, as a consultant. The future Hall of Fame forward is expected to periodically make appearances at practices to work with the team’s big men.Especially Jordan.“I just think as we move forward it’s going to help DJ a lot,” said assistant coach Mike Woodson, who oversaw Tuesday’s practice while Doc Rivers stayed home to battle an illness. “I mean, all of our bigs. KG is going to be a Hall of Famer one day, and I think (with) all the experience that he’s put out on the basketball floor, if these guys are willing to listen and learn, they will benefit in the long run.”Garnett won a championship in 2008 with Rivers and Paul Pierce in Boston. He visited the Clippers during training camp in an unofficial role and at the time, Jordan said he hoped Garnett would become a fixture around the Clippers.last_img read more

Alexander: David Freese, the pro’s pro, is almost the perfect 2019 Dodger

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco LOS ANGELES — To be a Dodger position player these days, you pretty much have to roll with whatever situation you find yourself in.Your position, your slot in the batting order, whether you’re in or out of the lineup on a given day … it’s all fluid. The better you can handle it all, the more successful you’ll be.Which makes David Freese maybe the perfect player for this team, and this mode of roster construction. Even when he has to deal with the unanticipated – as he did Sunday afternoon against the Phillies, when Matt Beaty went out after four innings with a hip flexor strain and Freese had to grab his first baseman’s mitt on short notice – he makes it work.As in a go-ahead home run in the seventh to break a 0-0 tie. Or a leaping stab of a Bryce Harper scorcher to end the eighth. Or a run-scoring single, followed by a rumbling, stumbling dash from first to home when Yacksel Rios fielded Chris Taylor’s sacrifice bunt and threw it into right field, part of a seven-run eighth inning in the Dodgers’ 8-0 victory. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Normally, the 36-year-old Freese at least has some advance notice of when he’s starting, or at what point he’ll enter a game if the other side changes to a left-handed pitcher. But he just may be the model for the modern version of The Dodger Way To Play Baseball, which stresses flexibility, malleability and adjustability.Related Articlescenter_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “He epitomizes a lot of what we’re about,” manager Dave Roberts said Sunday afternoon.When the Dodgers acquired Freese from Pittsburgh last Aug. 31 at the waiver trade deadline, they had an idea what they were getting: a versatile player with a history of clutch performance who could provide added stability and leadership in the clubhouse.That he accepted the Dodgers’ emphasis on depth and flexibility right away made the transition seamless.“For him to buy into that initially, right off the bat, was big,” Roberts recalled. “The first day we got him, he said that whatever I need of him or whatever we need of him, he’s in. That kind of defused everything.” Accepting it, he said, didn’t mean he totally understood the concept. But it didn’t take long once he got into the middle of it.“I understood Andrew Friedman, Farhan (Zaidi, former general manager), all those guys and how they run their system and do things, and with Doc (Roberts) and them all working together,” Freese said. “And I came over here and got in there right away and started to really identify with what they’re trying to accomplish and how they’re going to go about it.“And I’m all for it. You know, it’s good. It keeps us loose. They just put us in good positions. They prepare so well that they understand the matchups. They understand the situations. They think ahead, not only for the game that day but in the future. It’s not easy, whether it’s managing the bullpen or keeping your guys loose or whatever.”It’s sort of a circle of life, though Freese says he and the veterans learn as much from the young guys in this clubhouse as vice versa. Back when he broke into the majors, with a veteran Cardinals roster in 2009 managed by Tony La Russa, any example the young guys were expected to set was one of keeping your head down and staying humble.“I think me and Colby Rasmus were really the only rookies,” he recalled. “Tony didn’t like having young guys. He liked the guys who’ve been around and know what they’re doing, and I appreciate Tony giving me that chance. He saw something and rode it out.”That Cardinals team – for which Freese, in 2011, would ultimately deliver a World Series Game 7 opportunity with a game-tying triple followed by an 11th-inning walkoff homer in Game 6 – was studded with veterans and stars: Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright among others. But Freese said he was drawn most to veteran infielder Mark DeRosa, who was acquired by St. Louis in 2009 after Freese injured his ankle.“He was … a little younger at that point, but kind of at the stage I’m at,” Freese said. “I just didn’t ask too many questions with those guys, but definitely I’ve always watched the older guys and how they’ve gone about it, just kind of picked their brains now and then.”He’s paying that example forward, and the young guys who pay attention will benefit.“Coaches coach and teach,” Roberts said. “But sometimes it’s more impactful – a lot of times it’s more impactful – where you have veterans like David and Rich (Hill): How they prepare, how they go about things, and having conversations with our younger players, teaching them how to go about being a pro.”With this club, in particular, that involves being ready for anything, any time, anywhere. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, April 8, 2015•3:28 a.m. Officers investigated a battery of a known suspect in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•9:26 a.m. Allen D. Hastings, 55, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington Warrant for littering, criminal damage to property and reckless driving.•12:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Claude W. Builta, 59, Wellington and  Amanda K. Catlin, 37, Wellington.•12:10 p.m. Claude W. Builta, 59, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.•1:18 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of known subject in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•4:53 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block N. A, Wellington.•5:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a distubance by a known suspect(s) in the 200 block E. Kansas, Wellington.last_img read more

‘I nearly quit Arsenal’, admits Giroud

first_img“But after a big reflection with everybody around me, like my family and my close friends, I (decided I) wanted to stay at Arsenal and I thought the story was not over, (not) finished at Arsenal.“The club bring me a lot and I think I give it back. I still want to improve again and again and win some more trophies for the club, so as I said to the boss our story is not finished, so everybody was pleased with that.”Wenger has always maintained his desire to keep Giroud — who has 99 goals for the club — at Arsenal and was full of praise for the striker on the eve of the Cologne clash.“I have said many times that his contribution has been huge,” he said.“He has had a great evolution here and overall (his) contribution has been tremendous, and I think he has shown a very loyal spirit and has a high respect from everybody inside the club, as well as (from) our fans.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admitted on Wednesday that he came close to leaving the club in the close season before deciding to stay because his “story is not over”.The France international has fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order this season but has come off the bench in all of the Gunners’ games so far this season.Danny Welbeck also appears to be ahead of Giroud in the manager’s thoughts, but the 30-year-old is likely to get a rare chance to impress from the start in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Cologne.Manager Arsene Wenger will make a number of changes as Arsenal play in the competition for the first time in 17 years, with Giroud expected to be one of several alterations.The forward, who scored a late winner in the opening-day Premier League victory against Leicester City, has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at the Emirates Stadium and admitted he nearly quit over the summer having been linked with the likes of Everton and West Ham United.Asked how close he came to leaving Arsenal, Giroud told reporters at the club’s training base north of London: “Actually that’s a very private decision because it’s true that I was close to leaving the club because I said that I wanted to play.last_img read more

Official trial date set for Parkland school shooting suspect

first_imgOn Thursday, a Florida judge set an official trial date for the man suspected of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Valentine’s Day of 2018.Accused mass murderer Nikolas Cruz will go on trial in January of 2020.According to the order from Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, all pretrial motions will be heard between Jan. 13 through Jan. 24.All motions must be filed on or before Dec. 27, 2019, according to the order.The 21-year-old  is charged with 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.If convicted, he faces the death penalty.Related content:Prosecutor: Nik Cruz “Worse than Bundy” and Refuses to Reconsider Death Penaltylast_img

FL “Church Leader” Took Credit for Trump’s Bleach Idea, Charged for Selling COVID “Cure”

first_imgA Florida “church leader” and three of his sons were charged in Miami federal court on Wednesday for selling toxic bleach as a fake miracle cure for coronavirus.The man had taken credit last April for President Trump making the public suggestion at a press conference that injecting disinfectants into the body may cure COVID-19.According to officials, 62-year-old Mark Grenon and his sons, 34-year-old Jonathan Grenon, 26-year-old Jordan Grenon, and 32-year-old Joseph Grenon, all from Bradenton, Fla., are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States as well as conspiracy to violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.In addition, they are faced with criminal contempt of court related to a civil case that was filed by the federal government earlier this year.Federal prosecutors charged the four family members for the sale of a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which they sold through Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, a “religious organization” being operated out of a Bradenton home.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida says the non-religious church was created specifically to avoid government regulation of MMS.The chemical solution contained sodium chlorite and water. Its makers allegedly told their customers to ingest MMS.However, the FDA explains that the solution is actually chlorine dioxide, a bleach that is used for industrial water treatment or bleaching textiles, pulp, and paper.Court order filed yesterday calls for Genesis II Church of Health and Healing to cease immediately, as well as granting FDA authority to inspect facility without notice. Feds first ordered Genesis to stop back in April. @wfla pic.twitter.com/0HBTIU2uWB— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) July 8, 2020 The product the men sold included a two ounce bottle of MMS, or sodium chlorite, as well as a two-ounce bottle of hydrochloric acid, marketed as an “activator.”The website sold the product as Sacramental Cleansing Water at a price of $15 per bottle. The bottles and their ingredients were called sacraments.There have been reports of people requiring hospitalizations, developing life-threatening conditions, and dying after drinking MMS.Before marketing MMS as a cure for COVID-19, the Grenons promoted it as a “miracle cure” for other serious diseases and disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS.Mark Grenon, the co-founder of Genesis, has repeatedly acknowledged that Genesis “has nothing to do with religion,” and that he founded Genesis to “legalize the use of MMS” and avoid “going [ ] to jail.”London’s The Guardian reports that Grenon wrote a letter to President Trump last April, saying his product was a detox that could rid the body of coronavirus.The president then stated at an April 23 press briefing that researchers were examining the effects of disinfectants on the virus and asked if they could be injected into people, adding that the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”The FDA sued Genesis II Church and sent them a warning letter in April, in an effort to get the company to stop selling Miracle Mineral Solution.“The bottom line: Sodium chlorite products are dangerous, and you and your family should not use them,” the FDA warned.However, prosecutors say the family “willfully violated these court orders” and that they even sent letters to the judge, threatening violence.Authorities raided the Bradenton church Wednesday. There, they discovered 52 gallons of muriatic acid, 22 gallons of the finished Miracle Mineral Solution, and 8,300 pounds of sodium chlorite.“We continue to protect the public from criminal conduct that takes advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan said in a statement. “Not only is this MMS product toxic, but its distribution and use may prevent those who are sick from receiving the legitimate health care they need.”Catherine Hermsen, assistant commissioner of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, called the product’s false claims “unacceptable.”“The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has actively and deliberately placed consumers at risk with their fraudulent Miracle Mineral Solution, and Americans expect and deserve medical treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective,” Hermshen said.last_img read more