Kylian Mbappe backed to become ‘best player in the world’ by ex-Arsenal forward

first_imgKylian Mbappe has been backed to become ‘the best player in the world’ by former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere after the teenager’s sensational performance against Argentina on Saturday.The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward netted a brace goals in the knockout game and dazzled the world with his incredible dribbling. ‘THEY FAILED’ The PSG forward netted two goals 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS UNITED German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit REVEALED England’s expected starting line-up for World Cup opener v Tunisia 1 World Cup 23 Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada And Aliadiere believes Mbappe has all it takes to reach the highest level of the game.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “He’s very special and if he carries on the way he has being doing for the last couple of seasons he could become the best player in the world.” Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man The 35-year-old, who made 50 appearances for the Gunners, added: “At 19-years old on the big stage against Argentina yesterday it’s pretty much incredible.“I don’t think there are many people who will disagree with me today.”France beat Argentina 4-3 in a seven goal thriller which knocked Jorge Sampaoli’s men out of the tournament, and secured Les Bleus a quarter-final clash against Uruguay.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

first_imgFormer Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a parliamentary counsellor in the Office of President Nelson Mandela.Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada was a South African anti-apartheid activist, former political prisoner and later a respected politician. A long and illustrious life in public service and for the greater good was highlighted by his friendships with some of South Africa’s greatest leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Kathrada died after a long illness on 28 March 2017. (Image: Ahmed Kathrada Foundation)CD AndersonAffectionately known as Kathy to friends and family, Ahmed Kathrada was born in the small North West town of Schweizer-Reneke on 21 August 1929.His political awakening came early, when he was at the Johannesburg Indian High School. He joined the Young Communist League of South Africa, here he first distributed pamphlets on street corners.Before Kathrada was 18, he was jailed for participating in the South African Indian Congress’s Passive Resistance Campaign. Soon after this, he met ANC leaders Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela for the first time.After briefly studying at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Kathrada was selected to lead a South African youth delegation to the World Federation of Democratic Youth, held in Berlin in 1951. The event broadened his worldview and escalated his political awakening.He took the opportunity to spend time with various communist youth organisations in Hungary and Poland before returning to South Africa to continue his activism.During the late 1950s, Kathrada played an increasingly active role in civil disobedience against the apartheid government, and was a prime mover in the alliance between the ANC and South African Indian Congress. He was arrested, banned and placed under house arrest several times during the decade.In 1962-63, Kathrada escaped house arrest and, with members of the ANC, continued as a covert dissident until his arrest in July 1963 at the ANC refuge, Liliesleaf Farm, in northern Johannesburg. Kathrada was tried alongside Mandela, Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and others, in what infamously became known as the Rivonia Trial. All the accused, including Kathrada, were sentenced to life imprisonment for acts of sabotage against the state. Kathrada spent 26 years in prison – 18 years on Robben Island before he was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town.While in prison, he completed his university studies, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in criminology and history, and Honours in history and African politics. During his lifetime, Kathrada was also awarded four honorary degrees, including from Wits and the University of Missouri in the United States.Sisulu wrote of Kathrada with great affection and respect about their shared time on Robben Island: “Kathy was a tower of strength and a source of inspiration to many prisoners, both young and old.”Kathrada was released in October 1989, less than six months before the ANC was unbanned. He was elected to the organisation’s national executive committee at its first official national conference in 1991. He headed the ANC communications and public relations department until 1994, when he was elected a member of parliament in South Africa’s first democratic government under the country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela. Kathrada was also a parliamentary counsellor in the Office of the President.He had a close, advisory relationship with Mandela, both during and after his presidency. Forged when the two spent their days in the midst of the anti-apartheid struggle, and strengthened in the quarries of Robben Island, Mandela and Kathrada shared a moral obligation to combat institutionalised racism and inspire the South African people. But the two friends also shared a love of literature, music and nature.Between 1995 and 2006, Kathrada was the chairperson of the Robben Island Museum Council. As someone who had been imprisoned on the island, he fervently campaigned to preserve and share the important and often painful history of the island prison.He officially retired from political life in 1999. Kathrada wrote and compiled several books on his life and the history of the struggle against apartheid. His most profound work was a collection of writings from his time in prison, titled A Simple Freedom, published in 2013.In his lifetime, Kathrada was honoured with numerous awards, both at home and abroad, including the ANC’s Merit Award for dedicated life service to the organisation and country, the Freedom of Johannesburg, a Presidential Order for Meritorious Service (Gold) and India’s Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.Photographer Adrian Steirn, who profiled Kathrada for the popular 21 Icons photo series in 2013, spoke admiringly of the struggle stalwart’s humbleness and his love of language. “You’d never think that such a gentle man with so much humility and humour had spent his lifetime in jail. One of the things that struck me was that words and phrases were his companions.”Ahmed Kathrada, in his own wordsHis hope for South Africa“When one can be satisfied that every child goes to bed with a full stomach, gets up smiling, goes to school properly clothed, not to have to walk a great distance to school. When that happens, then only can we be satisfied.”His life in prison“When you have been deprived of freedom of speech for so many years, you never get fed up of talking.”“That’s what one misses most in prison. It’s an artificial society without children and you want to even just hear a child crying. That’s how bad it is and that deprivation was the very worst. Not the food, nothing else. Just the deprivation of engaging with children.”Reconciliation“We have to work together and towards improving the future of our country, but while realising our weaknesses and making use of our strengths.”Forgiveness“We can’t live a life of bitterness, revenge and hatred. As difficult as it may be, we have to forgive.”In 2013, Kathrada delivered a touching eulogy following the death of his friend, Mandela.“Today, mingled with our grief is the enormous pride that one of our own has during your life, and now in your death, united the people of South Africa and the entire world on a scale never experienced before in history. Remarkably, in these last few days, the masses of our people, from whatever walk of life, have demonstrated how very connected they feel to you; how the story of your life is their story and how their story is your story.”The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, established in 2008, is dedicated to deepening non-racialism in South Africa and the world, and also focuses on developing youth leadership. Former president Kgalema Motlanthe is currently the foundation’s chairperson.Thousands of South Africans pay tribute to the life and work of Ahmed Kathrada on Twitter:#AhmedKathrada Tweets #Kathrada Tweets Kathrada is survived by his wife, former minister of health and public enterprises Barbara Hogan.Source: Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Wikipedia, South African History OnlineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Turner Shorthorns transforming land and cattle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With stunning views of rolling vistas, columns of vibrantly hued sandstone rising up from the scenic pastures and the gurgle of numerous springs and brooks, the setting of Turner Shorthorns looks to be from the wall of a fine painting gallery. But while the farm has a growing reputation for its quality cattle and scenic views, Tom and Susie Turner are, in some ways, better known for their work off of the farm.They were the recent recipients of the Industry Excellence Award from the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) for their dedication to serving Ohio beef producers. Tom is known around Ohio, the nation and the world for with work with livestock judging.As a professor at Ohio State, Tom coached 32 intercollegiate livestock judging teams that included 266 students and is the longest serving coach in the 105-year history of the program at Ohio State and the second longest in the U.S.“Coaching was one of my passions and the judging team was something recognizable but I was involved primarily in teaching and research and some Extension appointments,” Tom said. “I also managed the bull test, worked with research stations and worked with early weaning of beef calves.”Tom also served on the OCA board and was president in late 1990s. He was on the first committee for the Beef Expo and was instrumental in the start of the Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) Program to get young people more involved with OCA.“At the time OCA did not have much of a youth component. It was mostly feedlot operators and commercial producers. All the breeds had their own associations. Then OCA started to pull in the breeds but still didn’t do much with the youth,” Tom said. “Preview shows for the youth were really starting to spring up around that time and there was not a consistent set of rules and breed standards. Every show had its own rules. It was very frustrating for parents and exhibitors. What evolved out of that was a standardized set of rules for all shows under BEST. We wanted the kids to have a good experience. BEST under the OCA gave it some structure.”The initial idea evolved into a BEST committee to set the rules and points and standings over multiple youth shows.“The OCA has done a great job with it. They have branched off with educational programs. It has gone beyond just showing and turned into a youth program,” Tom said. “Showmanship is also key component of BEST and Ohio showmanship has really benefitted. Kids get to know each other too through all of these things. It is all about youth development and getting kids to have a positive experience in the beef industry.”The purchase of the Perry County farm in 2001 leading up to Tom’s retirement from OSU opened up new avenues for service to the cattle industry for the Turners. Tom and Susie have hosted numerous meeting and events on the farm. They also coordinate the Shorthorn exhibit at the Farm Science Review and Tom is on the American Shorthorn Association Board. They have both traveled around the world for Tom’s livestock judging work and regularly host agriculturalists from abroad on their farm.Guests cannot help but to be enthralled with the peaceful grazing of the livestock on the beautiful farm, but the idyllic views of the Perry County cattle operation belie the relentless perseverance required for transforming the nutrient-deprived former silica strip mine into the cattle operation it is today.“We bought this in 2001. It was a silica mine that was mined like strip-mined coal. We bought this just after they finished reclamation work. They started mining here in 1975 and kept mining it until 2000. It was pretty rough in some places and not as bad in some areas. Water management here is a challenge because the soils don’t have a lot of structure. We have had to do a lot of work on the conservation side to get this where it needs to be,” Tom said. “The reclamation regulations are very strict on how they put the top soil back and before thy can sell this they have to meet those requirements, but we still find challenges with washing and sediment. There were gullies six or eight feet deep.”One of the initial challenges with the farm was that with the un-mowed grass and brush, it was impossible to tell the extent and number of the hillside gullies.“It hadn’t been mowed for years and you couldn’t tell where the gullies were,” Susie said. “I would drive ahead of the tractor so we didn’t have problems with the tractor falling into in the gullies. We recycled materials on the farm by dredging ditches to fill the gullies. These are very sandy soils and it is difficult to hold on to them. We’ve gotten the gullies filled except for one area.”With plans to get cattle on the farm as soon as possible, fencing and water source development were also top priorities.“The first thing we did was build fence. We have six-wire high tensile around the outside perimeter and four-wire dividing areas. We divided the farm into 26 paddocks from two acres to five acres in size with one wire fence,” Tom said. “Water is one of the keys for grazing. We added a mile of water line, put in a concrete crossing and two collecting tanks — one collects from a spring and the other collects from the barn roof and gutters.”The Turners worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to build facilities including the fence, water lines, spring development, fertility, concrete crossing, the roof runoff collection system, feeding pads, and a hay storage/cattle handling pole barn as a part of the five-year plan. Now they are working on controlling the invasive species in the woodlots and pasture fringes, especially multiflora rose.“If we can clear up that brush it gives us more grass to graze,” Tom said. “We didn’t have cattle here until the fall of ’09 when we brought three cows here from my Dad’s farm.”The cows carry on a long Turner family tradition. Tom grew up in Logan County where his family has raised Shorthorn cattle since the 1940s.“We had five calves on the farm the spring of 2010, then 28 in 2011, 40 in 2012 and we’ve had about 50 calves each year since then,” Susie said.Turner Shorthorns seeks to build on the positive traits of the breed.“Being a student of that industry for my entire life I understand the pluses and minuses of Shorthorns and other breeds. We decided to invest our time in this breed based on that family tradition but also because we need a second viable maternal breed. We need heterosis and when you look at all of the major breeds there are only a handful that are maternal in their makeup,” Tom said. “Different breeds excel at different things. Shorthorns are similar to Angus in that they are of higher milk production, high marbling and not extremely heavy muscled. Sire breeds bring muscle and growth to the party and maternal breeds bring cow traits. If you follow what has happened in poultry and pork, the system has put highly maternal breeds together and that is what we need to do with beef. We think the Shorthorn breed has some potential that way and we are working with Shorthorns to hopefully make them better.”A key part of that breed improvement is measuring and documenting those desirable characteristics.“The challenge in the maternal side is that those traits are harder to measure. You can measure growth rate and muscle for sire traits, but you can’t measure how a cow protects her calves or her maternal instincts. If you are marketing based on maternal traits, how do you do that? How do you monitor those improvements over generations? We do have measurements for milk production and breeding rates and udder quality can be measured, so that has helped,” Tom said. “My background is in data and you can’t manage what you don’t measure. You have to measure the different factors to be able to compare them and discuss them. Some things you can’t measure objectively, though.”The goal is a moderately framed animal that meets commercial production needs.“We want them more moderately scaled and easy keeping,” Tom said. “Sometimes we see cattle that are too big. We are trying to mimic what we think commercial producers want.”As the herd has grown, it has been crucial to work with hay management and grazing improvements on the farm.“We are in the cattle business, but if you want to be in the cattle business you have understand agronomy and grazing too. It looks like about 50 cows is what we can support here. We didn’t start with any equipment so it is more economical to buy hay,” Tom said. “Buying hay brings in more organic matter too. We unroll hay down hills in areas that need organic matter. This helps distribute manure better and any wasted hay or refusal helps the soil. Last year we brought in some hay with birdsfoot trefoil to see if we can get some of that started too.”The pastures are primarily fescue with some red clover mixed in. They rotate pastures and stockpile the fescue for winter grazing.“Intensive grazing helps us get more pounds of forage and we rotate every three to five days. We graze it down tight so red clover can germinate,” Tom said. “When we started, we wanted to get through January with stockpiled fescue. Now we feed hay in November and December and don’t graze our stockpiled fescue until January so it does not hurt the root reserves of the plant because it is trying to regrow in November and December.”The Turners have been recognized for their service to the beef industry, but have also taken extensive measures to transform formerly strip-mined ground into a viable cattle operation.They have also done some seeding of gamma grass.“We don’t have flat areas, but on our flattest ground we seeded eastern gamma grass on about 12 acres. The first year germination was about 40% and we got more germination in the second year. It forms clumps,” Susie said. “We planted it in 30-inch rows and each year the clumps get bigger. It thrives in July and August when everything else is struggling. We get a few more days out of it every year. We got more than 14 days out of it last year but you have to have patience with it because it is slow to develop. We want to protect our other pastures and this has been a way to help them.”The Turners monitor the cattle feed intake and the quality of the feed supply with manure samples being tested for their nutritional balance (NUTBAL) profile. NUTBAL provides information to help evaluate feedstuff values and better understand animal nutritional needs as they change throughout the year.More than visually appealing, the Turners have hewn the challenging landscape into a productive cattle operation with knowledge, hard work and a vision for something better both for the land and the cattle. And while they have been rightfully recognized for their service to the cattle industry, anyone who visits will remember them for their farm.last_img read more

Why Zoho Wants You to Sign in With Google Apps

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Products#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… steven walling We spoke with Zoho’s Raju Vegesna, and he gave some pretty compelling evidence for how the company is complementary to Google. First off, Zoho has 19 applications, only four of which Google has anything similar to. Additionally, while many users know of Zoho primarily through its Docs software, neither that nor its email system is a primary revenue driver. The applications keeping Zoho in the black happen to be ones like its CRM and project management software. We also asked Raju whether the OpenID factor had an effect on the decision to support Google Apps for sign-on. While he was positive about the future of OpenID and its potential impact on the Web, he admitted that Zoho “would have implemented Google Apps sign-on whether it was OpenID or not.” It seems that the road map for Zoho lies in having a broad spectrum of business applications available on the Web. Though some of its products may compete with those of Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce, its nearly comprehensive take on software as a service is paying off. Not long ago, Google revamped its sign-on system using the federated protocols of OpenID. Now Zoho, a major provider of SaaS productivity and enterprise tools, has decided to support Google Apps accounts for anyone logging into its services. Though the two companies definitely have overlap in areas such as online document editing, the majority of Zoho’s suite is not in competition with Google. Letting Apps customers log in to its various services without creating a new account is much more attractive for Zoho than forcing unnatural competition. In the future, we’re quite likely to see it integrating more closely with Google products in order to complement its software. Zoho already lets users sign in with regular Google or Yahoo accounts, so supporting Google Apps isn’t an entirely radical move. They also have Gadgets, which uses the OpenSocial standard. While many analysts, including us, have called Zoho a direct competitor to Google, that might not be the case today. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Success Is Found in Older, Deeper Truths

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Human beings are novelty seeking creatures. We are infinitely creative, and equally resourceful. We are always seeking ways to improve things. Right now, technology is delivering these improvements at a blisteringly fast pace. What’s new may offer improvements in some areas, but success is often found in older, deeper truths.Last week I was forwarded an email from a salesperson. She wrote, “You would appreciate this guy’s persistence.” The only problem with her email was that there was no “guy.” Instead, the string of emails was an automated campaign pretending to be communication.There is nothing wrong with automating some communication, but there is something missing when that communication needs to create a human connection, to create a preference, and to allow the salesperson to gain an appointment. Imagine if your spouse called the florist and ordered flowers to be delivered to you every year on the same date. There would be a certain efficiency, but a massive lacking of effectiveness.In human relationships, trust is the currency. Efficiency, in many cases, is the elimination of caring and the exclusion of intimacy when it comes to relationships.The technologies we use allows us to communicate over great distances. Being able to use hardware and software for meetings has made meetings easier—and in many ways—more effective. Distance is no longer a barrier. The ability to see one another has improved communication.But your digital presence, while being much greater than an email or phone call, is no match for your physical presence. Presence, showing up, actually being in the room with people is still far more powerful, still more effective, still creates a greater connection and intimacy, and still creates a preference.Stay aware of the new technologies and use them where and when they make sense. But don’t lose sight of the fact that over the long term, the advantage you gain is far greater when you focus on older, deeper truths. Things like integrity, character, trust, intimacy, resourcefulness, determination, and accountability will do far more to improve your overall results where human beings are concerned.last_img read more

Show Padmavat in court, directs Rajasthan HC

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court on Friday directed producer-director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to show his film Padmavat in court before passing an order on his petition seeking the quashing of a First Information Report.The FIR was registered at the Didwana police station in Nagaur on February 17, 2016. Besides him, actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were also named as accused.The case was lodged on the complaint of two individuals who alleged that the movie would disrupt communal harmony and hurt religious sentiments of a community. Padmavat is slated for release on January 25.Meanwhile, Gujarat has also joined the States where the film will not be released. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Friday said, “We banned the film based on inputs on the law and order situation. The ban continues in the State.”last_img read more

Chung’s upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Tennis has struggled to take off in South Korea, partly because of the expense and a relative lack of facilities and coaches.Also missing has been a role model with success on the international stage to inspire a new generation of players. Until Monday, the best performances by Korean players came from Lee Hyun-taik, who reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, and Lee Duk-hee, who made the women’s fourth round at the 1981 U.S. Open.Chung’s success could be a game-changer.“If we have all the right support then there is the potential for Korea to produce enough good players,” Son Sung-ri, a coach who works with Chung, told Seoul’s CBS Radio. “It is good if Chung can have success and if people start to have more interest in the Australian Open and tennis in general.”“Of course, our target is always to try and win,” Son added. “We shouldn’t count our chickens however as there is still a lot of hard work to be done.”ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic was full of praise for Chung, who turned professional in 2014 and climbed 122 places in the rankings in 2015. Injures in 2017 limited Chung’s appearances but gave time to make changes to his grip and other technical adjustments.“He definitely has the game to be a top 10 player, without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “How far he can go? That depends on him. I’m sure that he’s going to get some really good results in the future.”The 12-time Grand Slam champion was impressed by the improvement of the bespectacled, softly-spoken Chung, who took up tennis as a boy in an attempt to improve his eyesight.“There’s a big difference. Obviously, he’s physically stronger. I think he got some big matches in the past 15 months on the big stage.”Chung’s previous Grand Slam best was the third round of the 2017 French Open, but he made headlines last November for winning the inaugural edition of the Next Generation ATP finals.As well as having a great opportunity to reach the last four, Chung is making waves at home.“Today, victory is for my country, I think tennis is coming up,” he said. Read Next South Korea’s Chung Hyeon, left, is congratulated by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic after winning their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)SEOUL, South Korea — It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.Hyeon Chung’s win over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic did the trick. The headlines ran “Sensation” after Chung became the first Korean to reach the quarterfinals of a major.ADVERTISEMENT The No. 58-ranked Chung beat his childhood hero on Rod Laver Arena to secure a spot in a quarterfinal against No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a match at a major until last week. So expectations are growing.“For the Korean fans watching me live in Korea right now, I sincerely thank you for cheering me on and for watching me this late.” Chung, speaking in Korean, said in an on-court interview broadcast live. As he spoke, he looked the direction of his parents and brother who were in the crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I am still not finished in this tournament and I will show you a better performance on Wednesday.”The mainstream media was full of praise, and social media was buzzing — former President Lee Myung-bak issued a post saying “I am supporting the ongoing challenge of the beautiful young man Chung Hyeon.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Belangel jumps to top 3 in second week of NBTC 24 View commentslast_img read more

‘I nearly died’ – Diego Maradona misses out on first title as coach

first_imgView comments The loss ended a 14-game unbeaten streak for Dorados, who faced a hostile crowd of nearly 25,000 that booed Maradona relentlessly.Maradona, 58, took the coaching job at the Sinaloa-based club in September — amusing skeptics who questioned why the 1986 World Cup champion, who has publicly battled various addictions, would move to a place better known for drug cartels than football.But he has answered his critics by coaching the struggling Dorados to back-to-back finals, both against San Luis.San Luis defeated Dorados 4-3 on aggregate in the fall season finals in December.Having now won the spring finals, too, the club — an affiliate of Atletico Madrid — gain automatic promotion to the first division. Had they lost, they would have faced a playoff against Dorados to decide which won promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Maradona can legitimately boast to having turned Dorados around: they were in 13th place in their 15-team division when he arrived.But the dream of winning a title as coach still eludes him, after stints managing the Argentine national team and various clubs in Argentina, the Middle East and now Mexico.In April, he said he planned to leave Dorados at the end of the season, alleging the league’s referees were biased against him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Mexican second division football team Dorados head coach Diego Armando Maradona gestures during their second leg match of the Mexican second-division finals, at the Alfonso Lastras Ramirez stadium in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP)Diego Maradona’s hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along with their shot at promotion.Rivals Atletico San Luis scored the lone goal of the second leg in extra time to clinch the title and a spot in the first division — the second time they have left Maradona empty-handed in two consecutive finals.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img “I nearly died… But it’s fine. I’m sad for my boys, though,” Maradona said after the match.The Argentine great and his team faced a tough task heading into the second-leg match, having been held 1-1 in the first leg at home in Culiacan, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThey managed to hold Atletico to 90 goalless minutes playing away in the central city of San Luis Potosi.But Spanish defender Unai Bilbao slotted in the winning goal for the home team in the 103rd minute, after Dorados ‘keeper Gaspar Servio failed to clear a free kick. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ousmane Dembele injures leg, will miss Barca game at Liverpool Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Granit Xhaka the ‘perfect signing’ for Arsenal: Per Mertesacker

first_imgDefender Per Mertesacker expects Granit Xhaka to set the tempo from the Arsenal engine room this season and described him as the “perfect signing” for the club.The 23-year-old, who joined Arsenal in May, captained Borussia Moenchengladbach to fourth place last season and also helped Switzerland reach the last 16 of the Euro 2016.British media reported Xhaka’s transfer fee at about 30 million pounds ($43.95 million), which would make the midfield enforcer Arsenal’s third most expensive signing behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.”He’s a leader and that is really important, especially in midfield. He has got a very good attitude, is very composed on the ball and contributes a lot,” Mertesacker told the club’s website (www.arsenal.com).”He is a good passer as well, so he will set the tempo. I am looking forward to how he does it, how composed he will be in training and in the games.”He will be the perfect signing for us.”Francis Coquelin, who played 26 league games last campaign, said Arsenal needed to dig deep in big games and must pay closer attention to details in order to push for the title after finishing second to champions Leicester City.”It was a really tight season last season and it was a strange one. I think it was unexpected that Leicester would win it but they did terrifically. We had a strong season, but it’s going to be about details,” Coquelin said.”The games all the people expect us to win, we have to win them and respond as well in the big games. I think that’s what we’ve done in the last couple of years so we have to carry on doing this.”advertisementThe London side open their 2016-17 league campaign at home against Liverpool on Aug. 14.last_img read more

Photo: USC Interim Coach Clay Helton Wrote A Letter To “Trojan Family”

first_imgInterim USC Coach Clay Helton's letter to the Trojan family.Helton LetterClay Helton has taken over as interim coach at USC for the second time in his tenure, and he should provide the program with some much-needed stability. After assuming the head coaching duties, Helton produced a letter for the entire USC family, which USC shared on its official athletics Twitter account last night. Upon taking over as interim head coach, Clay Helton wrote a letter to YOU, the #TrojanFamily. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/dA6M7xCev8— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 14, 2015Classy move. Helton and his players will get their first chance to “Fight On” this Saturday when they take on their nationally ranked arch-rival Notre Dame at 7:30 PM EST in South Bend. The game will be televised on NBC.last_img read more