Birthday letdown: Jazz top Cavs, spoil James’ celebration

first_imgView comments Mitchell shot 10 for 17 from the field. Ricky Rubio had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.“He’s a player,” James said. “The kid had a lot of game and they’ve been riding that wave all season since they realized what they actually got. He’s not afraid of the moment. They put him in situations where he can succeed and he tries to take advantage of it.”James did not record a point or an assist during the game-changing third quarter, which Utah opened with a 23-3 run. Cleveland connected on just 4 of 19 shots in the quarter.“We turned the basketball over, we couldn’t make shots,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “I just thought defensively we weren’t very good. Second unit gave us a great boost and got us back in the game, moving the basketball, getting stops defensively.“Tristan (Thompson) was great, (Dwyane) Wade was great, Jeff Green was great. So that was a good sign for those guys to get us back in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Just have no conscience when it comes to certain things,” Mitchell said. “I missed a few shots that I normally make and just moving on to the next shot, making the right play at the right time. Just treating the last two minutes the same as the first two.“If you overthink it, that’s the first mistake right there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJames had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists as his personal losing streak at Utah extended to seven games, four of them with Cleveland. The Cavs’ three-game losing streak is their second this season.Mitchell blew by J.R. Smith and made a layup in traffic over James with 35 seconds remaining to give the Jazz a 100-97 lead. James then missed a layup, and Utah finished off the game from the free-throw line. The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak. Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha, left, guards against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)SALT LAKE CITY — There’s no longer any surprise in the Jazz locker room when Donovan Mitchell takes over a game. Teammates have begun to expect it from the rookie, whose latest feat was to outduel LeBron James on the four-time MVP’s 33rd birthday.Mitchell scored 29 points, and Utah handed James and the Cleveland Cavaliers their third straight defeat, 104-101 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT BIRTHDAY MEMORIESJames was in a storytelling mood at the pregame shoot-around when asked about his favorite birthdays. He enjoyed turning 18 but said there was “this false notion that you’re a grown man.” Even James couldn’t do whatever he wanted.“There was always certain clubs and stuff I used to go to and they were like, ‘Come on LeBron, we know you’re not 21,’” James said with a laugh. “‘We cannot let you in here and mess up our liquor license.’ So 21 was pretty cool, too. … I turned 21 and went to Vegas and that summer. I was like, back then I was so happy to show my card! ‘I’m 21, let me up in here! I’m up in here!’”Fake identification wasn’t an option, considering he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated before he was 18.“I wish,” James said. “Who was I going to be?”UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.Jazz: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals James powered the Cavaliers’ late rally, but the Jazz were able to hold on.The Cavs led by 10 at the end of the first quarter. Utah chipped away in the second and trailed 53-48 at halftime.“We played very well defensively in the third quarter,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Thabo (Sefolosha), he’s competitive. We know what kind of defender he is. He’d be the first person to tell you LeBron is special and there’s nobody more unique. You just do the best you can and hope for the best.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said Isaiah Thomas (hip), who has not played this season, looked good during a Friday scrimmage and felt good Saturday. Doctors have not yet cleared Thomas to play, Lue said.Jazz: C Rudy Gobert was re-evaluated Saturday and will miss at least two more weeks with a sprained PCL.BRUTAL STRETCHThe Jazz had lost 10 of 12 while playing a brutal schedule that included 11 games against teams in position to make the playoffs. Snyder acknowledged there’s been a psychological toll, but said the team is resilient.“We try to make it about more than winning and losing,” Snyder said. “I think a focus on the process or improving and those things.“I don’t sense us being incredibly despondent. But that doesn’t mean there’s not some psychological toll that’s taken a little bit.” Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriorscenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) grabs a loose ball next to Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when leading after three quarters and kept that perfect mark intact with a Game 2 win.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The incredible second-half charge came exactly one year after Indiana blew a 26-point halftime lead in a historic playoff collapse against the Cavs.This time, the Pacers delivered a devastating blow to the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs — on a night LeBron James joined Michael Jordan as the only players in playoff history to record 100 double-doubles. James finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Cleveland from losing its first game this season after leading following the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe biggest reason for the collapse: Bogdanovic.After charging back with striking distance, he completed a four-point play to finally give the Pacers an 81-77 lead with 6:10 left. Bogdanovic followed that with another to make it as seven-point game. Cavaliers: Have lost five of seven this season to the Pacers and are 0-3 in Indianapolis. … Cleveland is now 37-7 in the playoffs against the Eastern Conference since 2015. … Love finished with 19 points and six rebounds despite playing with an injured left thumb. … James has 12 straight double-doubles against the Pacers. He also played in his 221st career playoff game to move past Kobe Bryant for No. 6 on the career list.Pacers: Have won only two of their last seven playoff games against the Cavs. … Indiana was 11-2 in games decided by three or fewer points this season — the best winning percentage by a team since the 1979-80 Philadelphia 76ers. … The Pacers have rallied from deficits of 15 or more points nine times this season. … Victor Oladipo had 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists. … Thaddeus Young scored 12 points.TEMPERS FLAREIndiana’s fans booed the refs loudly throughout the first half. Then they really got upset after watching Oladipo crash hard to the floor on the final play of the half.No foul was called and Oladipo slapped the floor before getting up and complaining.If that wasn’t enough to upset the crowd, Larry Nance Jr. walked over and started yelling at Oladipo. That’s when Young stepped in and tried to peacemaker.Nobody was called for a technical foul.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday at Indianapolis. Then James answered with the next seven to tie it.Bogdanovic came right back with a layup and another 3 before Thaddeus Young scored to give the Pacers a 91-84 cushion with 53 seconds left.James knocked down a 3 to cut the deficit to four, and the Cavs got another 3 from Kevin Love with 7 seconds left to make it 91-90.Darren Collison made 1 of 2 free throws with 5 seconds left, giving Cleveland one more chance. But J.R. Smith’s long desperation heave came up short.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LRA Honors IMF Consultant

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has applauded and honored an outgoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) consultant, Joseph Christopher Musumba Mwogeza for his “professional services” rendered the entity to impact the collection of lawful revenue, a release has said.According to the release, Mr. Mwogeza, seconded by the IMF, has been working with the LRA for over three years, particularly with the Large Tax Division in the Domestic Tax Department, building the capacity of staff in strengthening compliance.At a farewell and gowning ceremony Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Paynesville City, Deputy LRA Commissioner General for Technical Affairs Decontee T. King-Sackie, expressed gratitude to Mr. Mwogeza, especially for building the capacity of staff during his three-year period at the LRA.Madam Sackie used the moment to express gratitude to the IMF Family for the continuous contributions towards particularly the growth and development of the LRA and Liberia in general.Sackie urged staff of the LRA, specifically those of the Large Tax Division of the Domestic Tax Department to utilize the knowledge gained from Mr. Mwogeza over the years.“It is my hope and prayer that the knowledge we all gained from Joseph, will not die with his departure,” she said.Assistant Commissioner for Large Tax, Andrew Pope, said Mr. Mwogeza worked directly impacted the division, and it is against the backdrop the staff decided to gown him as a means of showing gratitude.“According to our own tradition, it is mandatory for us to show some sign of appreciation to a stranger whenever he is leaving based on his contribution to our society,” Pope said.In response, Mr. Mwogeza thanked the entire staff and employees of the LRA for the cordial working relationship and best exchanges during his stay.He admonished them to push further and improve their skills, noting that as there are more talented and professional people working within the LRA, there is also a need to create more avenues for them to develop their potentials.“I want to see more Joseph from this group that will even do better than I can,” adding, “keep pushing and thanks for your full cooperation during the time I worked with you.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

House-to-house registration was never voted on – PPP Commissioner maintains

first_imgDespite the announcement being peddled that house-to-house registration could begin soon as a result of a recent vote taken to have the work of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) returned to normalcy, People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-appointed Commissioner Bibi Shadick has denied this claim.PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner Bibi ShadickShadick told Guyana Times on Wednesday that there was an attempt by Government-nominated Commissioner Charles Corbin to have the Commission vote that the GECOM Secretariat go back to its normal work.“I made sure that I said I don’t understand why the Secretariat stopped doing its normal work and I don’t know why there was a motion that needs to tell them to do their work because that’s what they are being paid for,” Shadick explained. While there were surrounding arguments, she noted that there was never a vote taken on the Secretariat going back to its normal work.“There was never that vote. There were two; one to inform the President (David Granger) that GECOM could not hold elections within the 90-day period beginning December 21, 2018; and the second is that the Commission inform the President that in order to make any preparation for election, GECOM would need money,” she vigorously maintained.According to Shadick, those two votes were passed with the help of the Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson who sided with the Government Commissioners. But to reinforce her point, the Opposition Commissioner said house-to-house registration was never discussed.GECOM’s Public Relations Officer Yolanda WardShadick, an attorney by profession, said her argument two weeks ago had to do with why GECOM was not presenting a timeline as was usually done prior to a claims and objections period, in order to refresh the list after April 30. She noted that after that date, there will be no valid list.“So, as we sit here, GECOM has no plans to refresh the list for May 1. While GECOM’s 2019 work plan to which the budget was applied, says if you’re to have house-to-house registration in 2019 which I’m saying yes but again that cannot be done after elections,” she added.To validate her arguments, Shadick went on to say that while a motion requesting monies for an election was voted on and passed, GECOM cannot embark on a house-to-house registration now. It has to train staff, which according to the CEO will take more than three months.In addition to that, GECOM will also have to acquire equipment which is part of the $3.36 billion requested appropriation that will help to cater for digital registration. “So there is so much that needs to be done and the plan was never to start house-to-house now, the plan was to start until June,” Shadick stated, explaining that the push for such is impossible at this time.She told Guyana Times, “Our team is not objecting to house-to-house registration. We are objecting to a house-to-house registration before an election which is constitutionally due. As we sit here today an election is constitutionally due before March 20. We have no other date that we are responsible for and extending that date too is not within the remit of GECOM.”On the other hand, Public Relations Officer of GECOM, Yolanda Ward told this publication that three motions were passed when the Commission met on Tuesday. One of those motions say GECOM should revert to its original work plan for 2019 pending the outcome of the others.“As you know, prior to December 21, our work plan says we will have registration and house-to-house. If the vote is that we revert to our 2019 work plan, house-to-house was part of that work plan,” Ward explained, which she said takes effect following the approval of the other two.GECOM had given July as a timeline for the hosting of elections, but at the same time, it stated that the present voters’ list would expire on April 30.Although the Opposition has been calling for elections within the constitutional time frame, the Government claimed that it was up to GECOM’s readiness to host same.Since the passage of the no-confidence resolution, GECOM has been dragging its feet with respect to elections preparation. It has also been calling for house-to-house registration which could take months. However, it is President David Granger who has to dissolve Parliament and set a date for elections. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Swansea City rivalling Middlesbrough for Eredivisie starlet

first_img1 Hakim Ziyech scored 17 goals in the 2015/16 season Swansea City are ready to challenge Middlesbrough for the services of Moroccan ace Hakim Ziyech.Premier League new boys Boro have been linked with the 23-year-old and some reports even suggested that a deal was almost complete.However, sources in Italy have now claimed that the north-east club could be about to be gazumped by Swansea.Sampdoria have also been trying to sign Ziyech, who starred for Twente last term, scoring 17 goals and setting up 12 more in his 33 league outings.But Calciomercato have reported that both Sampdoria and Middlesbrough look set to miss out on the signing – with Swansea now front-runners to land him.last_img read more


first_imgA BALLYBOFEY man has been awarded €100,000 damages for serious facial injuries he suffered after he fell through a glass door as he tried to break up a nightclub fight in the town.Painter Paul Brady from The Beeches in the town was left with severe disfiguring scars to his face after he fell through a glass-plated door.He had tried to break up a fight which had started earlier at Stampies nightclub on October 27, 2002. He had alleged negligence against Bridget Heeney and her sons Terence Michael and Aidan Heeney as owners and operators of the nightclub. He claimed that, at the time of the incident, they were owners of a premises close to the nightclub’s exit, and he had fallen through a glass door of that premises.Mr Brady told the court that, on the night of the incident, but unknown to him, one of his friends became involved in an altercation on the dance floor with another man. The other man was removed from the nightclub.Mr Brady said he and his friends left the club at about 2.30am. In a car park at the rear, one of his friends was attacked by the man who had been thrown out earlier, he said.In an attempt to break up the fight, Mr Brady said he got the other man in a headlock and told him to calm down.He said momentum then carried him a short distance resulting in him tripping over a raised pavement and falling through a glass door of a premises close to the nightclub exit.In his action, he claimed the club failed to supervise the area to the rear of the premises and also alleged failure to ensure an adequate number of security staff in the club and car park.It was alleged the danger was foreseeable, and the defendants had failed to install shatter-proof glass in the door he fell through.The claims were denied, and it was argued Mr Brady failed to have regard for his own safety, exposed himself to injury, and engaged in an activity that he knew was dangerous and unsafe.In his judgment yesterday however, Mr Justice Kevin Cross found the defendants were negligent arising from a failure that night in their “normally excellent security system”.Mr Brady had suffered serious injuries which were unsightly and permanent, but he did not exaggerate his suffering in his evidence to the court, the judge said.He awarded damages of €100,600 and also granted a stay on his decision pending an appeal.€100,000 DAMAGES FOR INJURED MAN WHO TRIED TO STOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB FIGHT was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000 DAMAGES FOR INJURED MAN WHO TRIED TO STOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB FIGHT€100last_img read more


first_imgMore than three tonnes of waste material was removed last week at this site ahead of Halloween.Donegal County Council has warned people dumping waste materials at sites ahead of Halloween bonfires that they will be prosecuted.The council has revealed it is monitoring a number of locations were waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past number of years.On Thursday last council staff investigated and removed three tonnes of waste from a location in the county. Householders have used this area to illegally dump waste onto a green in an estate in preparation for bonfire night which is still over a week away.It is an offence for householders or businesses to supply waste materials to parties collecting materials for ‘Bonfire Night’ and it is illegal to give waste to a person that does not have a waste collection permit.Donegal County Council is currently undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for the practice of burning on bonfires.Joseph McTaggart, Acting Chief Fire Officer with Donegal Fire Service is urging members of the public not to light bonfires. “Bonfires are often built close to houses and other property and can cause serious damage and injuries particularly where the burning of highly combustible materials is taking place.“It is also illegal to possess fireworks in Ireland that may have been legally purchased outside the Country. Illegal fireworks may not be manufactured to the appropriate safety standards and can ignite prematurely causing serious injury to the user or to others in the vicinity particularly children.“Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers. Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks,” he said.Tips for a safe Holloween:• Parents, businesses and householders should not provide any materials for bonfires. • Do not leave material lying around that may be taken for use in a bonfire; many garage or garden shed items such as petrol, white spirits, diesel, aerosols, batteries, tins of paint, bottles and tyres are especially dangerous if set on fire.• Do not facilitate illegal bonfires or firework displays on or near your home or property.• Explain the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks to children and teenagers.• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night – they are sensitive to noise. • Respect the work of the Emergency Services, Council Staff and the Gardaí.• Contact the Fire Service by calling 999 or 112 if you see a bonfire being lit close to buildings, trees, overhead cables, underground services or car parking areas.COUNCIL INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL DUMPING FOR HALLOWEEN BONFIRES was last modified: October 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bonfiresDonegal County CouncildumpingHalloweenlast_img read more

RNLI priest Fr Liam waves goodbye to Arranmore for new posting

first_imgArranmore RNLI’s volunteer crew, family and friends gathered together in the lifeboat station for a barbecue yesterday to say farewell to crew member Fr Liam Boyle. Fr Liam, who has been a crew member at Arranmore RNLI for the past three years, leaves to take up the chaplaincy at Letterkenny Institute of Technology in September. Fr Liam was invited to join the crew in 2016 after getting a tour of the lifeboat and finding out about the essential work the lifeboat does in saving lives at sea.  By Nora FlanaganFr Liam said: ‘My motivation for joining this important service was prompted by being involved in all aspects of the community and the essential service provided by the lifeboat not just to the Arranmore community but the wider community of all those who use the sea for work and pleasure. My father used to fish and I remember him telling me about life as a fisherman, the dangers involved and the role the various lifeboats played in rescues.‘My reasons for joining the priesthood are constantly changing to adapt to modern needs and so were my reasons to join the crew of the lifeboat. The service is still about saving lives but now crews are highly trained in all aspects of lifesaving. This training involves an apprenticeship of two years before becoming a fully-fledged member and provides each crew member with the skills to work as a team. At the start of my training I quickly became aware of the camaraderie within the RNLI and how each crew member supported their fellow crew members. It’s not just the thrill and adrenaline rush of being part of the crew in an emergency call out, it’s the inspiration you get from being part of a crew who are ready to drop everything when the pagers go off. It’s a huge departure from cushioned pulpits to standing on the bow of a lifeboat traveling at top speed in all kinds of weather to a call for help which could last for hours.Lifeboat Ladies Lineup: Left to right:Teresa O’Donnell, Brenda Proctor, Suzanne Ward, Fr Liam Boyle, Elaine Boyle, Anne Proctor, Angela Mc Cauley, Siobhan Bonner and Lifeboat press officer Nora Flanagan‘After being ordained, my single most privilege is being involved with Arranmore RNLI and the crew and I thank them for their support and making me part of this really great service. My new role as chaplain to the LYIT will also be a challenge as you’re dealing with a different demographic and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my ministry.’ Arranmore RNLI Coxswain Jimmy Early paid tribute to Fr Liam for his role as crew member on the lifeboat over the last three years: ‘On behalf of all the crew, fundraising committee and extended lifeboat family, I want to thank Fr Liam for his support and great effort in responding to the call whenever the lifeboat was called out. He really integrated very well and was a valuable part of the lifeboat team, he will be missed. It takes a lot of commitment, time and effort, not only to volunteer and be on call 24/7 but to be available for training and all the other duties involved in the rescue services. We always welcome new crew members, male and female and will continue to give them all the support we can. At present we have a crew list of 22 members which is fairly unique for a small, rural community and pay tribute to the extended lifeboat family for their support for this vital service which has been on Arranmore since 1883.’RNLI priest Fr Liam waves goodbye to Arranmore for new posting was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arranmoredonegalFr Liam BoyleLYITRNLIlast_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 (”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

CBSE asks schools to send yoga videos to raise awareness on International Yoga Day

first_imgIn order to raise awareness about Yoga Day, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all affiliated schools to celebrate International Yoga Day (IYD).In the board’s announcement, all schools have been asked to share the links of the video clips with all the stakeholders depicting the awareness of the day.The move is expected to reach out to the people in large numbers, and in turn, help disseminate this valuable information to benefit all age groups of the population for their well-being.Common Yoga Protocol to familiarize general public about Yoga Day:The Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) is the centre-piece of activities related to the International Day of YogaThe focus of International Yoga Day (IYD) would be on group yoga demonstrations based on CYPAccording to Ministry of AYUSH’s website, through this protocol, training programmes of 15-day duration (one hour per day) will be organized and maximum public participation in the same would be ensuredPromoting the adoption of CYP The asanas have been codified in a way so as to yield the maximum health and well-being rewards to a diverse group of people from different profiles of health and age etc.Videos based on Yoga Prayers and Common Yoga Protocol have been shared on social media platforms of Ministry of AYUSHFor any help regarding the same, you can contact the following person:Dr Manjit Singh, Sports Cell, CBSE at or International Yoga Day:International Yoga Day or Antarashtriya Yog Divas is an annual event which is celebrated on June 21 every year since United Nations declared it in 2015The idea behind this day was the first proposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014Read: All India Institute of Medical Sciences announces MBBS Results 2018, check at aiimsexams.orgadvertisementRead: Bihar Board Class 10 Result 2018 to be announced on June 20, check scores @ read more