first_imgMILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES*New Club App Launched*The Club is delighted to announce we now have our own Club App. Download this FREE app to get all the latest Club news and info direct to your phone or tablet. You can pick and choose what info you get, whether it is all Club news to whether it is only U16 Ladies information to whether it is just to be kept updated on your childs U10 blitzes and training. The app will also notify you directly of all major news, results, fixtures and events that you might miss or forget seeing on the Club Facebook and Twitter pages. There is also a chat forums feature in which anyone can discuss Club activities, as well as links to our social media pages and website if you have never been on them. Managers can also use the app to stay in touch with their players, informing them of training schedules and matches directly, sending one notification instead of multiple text messages. The app provides all the latest news, lotto results, fixtures, results and latest scores right at your finger tips as well as a club shop from which you can also purchase the club lotto as well as the Club gear, especially handy for our former players and members around the world who still want to support the Club. And also coming after the AGM will be the ability to pay your Club membership through the handiness of the app and ensure you guarantee your 2015 All Ireland Final tickets (fingers crossed!) Those without a smartphone can also access the same information through the desktop version at To get the app follow these steps: Download ‘Team App’ from the Apple or Google Play app store.Sign up for Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.Log into the app and search for ‘CLG BnaG’Choose your applicable access group(s). *Intermediate Reserve Championship Quarter Final*Buncrana 6-6 CLG BnaG 1-2Hard luck to our Reserves who bowed out of the Championship last Friday night at the hands of Buncrana. Buncrana did all the damage in the first half and in fairness to the lads they limited the Inishowen men to only 1-1 in the second half. All at the Club would also like to wish Anthony Fisher a speedy recovery after he sustained a broken nose late in the game. The Reserves have one more game to come this year as take on Naomh Colmcille on a date TBD. Team: Gavin McFadden, Mark Farren, Gearoid Horkan, Dean Boyce, Brandon Toye, Paul Grier, Ryan Ferry, Paul Sweeney, Anthony Fisher, Odhrán Coll, Paul Fisher, Adam Serrinha, Tony Mcnamee, Kieran Gorman, Darragh Black (1-2). Subs: Gary Helferty for Coll, Hugh Mc Menamin, Emmet Conaghan*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-5-11-19. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35. Brendan & Christina Ward and Brian Gallagher. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,640. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club. *Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to collecting even more this year!*Scor na nOg*It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email *Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website ( and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.Barry McNultyGAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH NEW CLUB APP was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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:Milford GAA club noteslast_img read more

Man United star loves the club but may make ‘big choice’ on his future

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2 BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions highlights MONEY He told Jim White: “I don’t see Rashford ever displacing Lukaku so long as he is there.“Everton is a club where someone like a Rashford knows he can play every week.“Last season, he played poorly against Brighton, Mourinho had a pop at him and Lukaku went straight back in the next game. That is the problem he will always have.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Several pundits have advised Rashford to consider a change of clubs where he would be guaranteed more game time.Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, having watched the striker net against Spain and Switzerland with England, told talkSPORT Everton could be an ideal destination. 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Latest Football News smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Rashford scored twice for the Three Lions in the international break England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford loves the club but may be forced to make a ‘big decision’ on his future next summer, according to The Sun.The homegrown hero has finds himself in and out of the Red Devils side under Jose Mourinho, and sometimes played on the wing. impact possible standings And while the player is determined to prove himself at Old Trafford, he concedes he may have to make a tough choice regarding his situation.A United source told The Sun: “Marcus loves the club and does not want to move but he wants to be a striker or at least play down the middle as a No. 10.“He is not going to give up trying to prove himself at United but he knows he may have a big decision to make soon.”last_img read more

Liverpool vs Fulham: Premier League preview and confirmed line-ups

first_img 3 Jurgen Klopp was not a happy man after the 2-0 defeat in Belgrade Roberto Firmino has not scored a league goal since September A win would temporarily return Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table with Manchester City and Chelsea kicking off later.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is under increasing pressure following six successive league defeats. A heavy loss at Anfield could spell the end for the Serb.And Liverpool’s potent front three Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will fancy their chances against the league’s leakiest defence. Slavisa Jokanovic is fighting to save his job Liverpool host an embattled Fulham side on Sunday as they attempt to bounce back from their shock Champions League loss to Red Star Belgrade.Both sides come into the game off the back of poor results – the Reds were below par in Serbia, while Fulham lost to relegation rivals Huddersfield.center_img 3 3 What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “I would be really an idiot – a few people think I am but not that much – if I would talk about any goal difference before that game.“This is a really strange situation for Fulham, I can really imagine how they feel. Their football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused City a lot of problems (in a 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat).“You will never score a goal against a team like Fulham with the quality Fulham have only because you go to win the game with the wrong attitude and think about scoring, scoring, scoring. This game is a big challenge for all of us.”Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham): “Liverpool are coming off a defeat and they are hurt, but we are more than triple hurt than they are. We must put in triple effort and I expect my people are going to fight to make our supporters proud. “Liverpool are a really dangerous team with important offensive weapons, we must show more ambition and be brave. If you are scared and play like kids then it’s not easy.”Confirmed line-upsLiverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, ManeFulham: Sergio Rico, Christie, Mawson, Odoi, Chambers, Le Marchand, Schurrle, Zambo, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon, Mitroviclast_img read more

Popband Ponytail Holders, Baby’s got blue eyes!

first_imgPopbands are designed from pieces of elasticated cloth, knotted at a single close to make a loop through which you can tie up your hair. The elastic does not catch or pull the hair as some scrunchies or very similar can and, the moment mounted, they deliver a protected tie that did not come free close to a ponytail over the system of the working day. The fastening is also tender so you could recline in a chair (or perform your yoga moves) devoid of experience a knot digging into the again of your neck. The pack contains five bands in different shades of blue. Presentation is only just the 5 bands all over a piece of descriptive card and sealed in a plastic bag. The bands maintain hair securely and with out pulling or breaking it. Elimination is very simple, even at the conclusion of the day. Presentation could be a little much better but is appropriate.I individual a lot of blue garments, but never appear to have any coordinating hairbands, so i was eager to give this established of denim popbands a whirl. Now, i’ve experienced varying levels of achievement with popbands when it comes to what truly turns up in the put up (the printed bands in meadow, in specific, appeared nothing at all like their picture) but denim is made up of 5 shades of blue – ranging from a pretty aqua colour, via royal and air pressure blue to two versions of slate/metal blues – that go with fairly significantly each and every blue piece of clothing i have. The place popbands do dwell up to their assure is in how they work. They never go away a kink in my hair following right away use, a thing which regular hairbands absolutely do, and i unquestionably really don’t feel to be pulling out as significantly hair when i take away them. And while the hold is powerful ample to retain your design in place, they really do not depart you with a sore scalp later on and are pretty snug to snooze in. They still seem specifically like what they are – a length of elastic with a knot in it – so they are actually only acceptable for just about every-working day use alternatively than for wise instances. They are fun hairbands even so, and much better high-quality than other companies’ makes an attempt to emulate them.I bought these for my daughter (8). She has a favourite pair of denims and a favourite denim jacket, so she was in excess of the moon with these as in her check out they would match nicely’ (and i have to say she was ideal). You get 5 colors, which were specifically as revealed in the image, and her critique was that she observed them – quotation – ‘really relaxed, straightforward to put on and choose off, and when i fell asleep they really don’t damage in the morning’. I are unable to communicate from the stage of check out of an older user, but my daughter’s unquestionably very pleased with them – she’s worn them now for five days straight.Key specs for Popband Ponytail Holders, Denim:The ‘original’ Popbands that are kind on hair cute on wrists! The must have hair accessory for every a-list celebrity and savvy fashionistaPopbands hold hair up tight without leaving creases in your hair. Our soft and stretchy hair ties won’t damage hair like regular hair bandsPerfect for sport workouts yoga running and everyday use Popbands hold hair up tight no matter how thin/thick (without leaving a dent)Popbands double up as super-cute wrist accessories with so many colours and styles available the accessorising possibilities are endlessFantastic gift ideas for all occasions. Popbands come pre-packaged so arrive clean fresh and beautifully presentedComments from buyers“Popband Ponytail Holders – Denim, Soft on the head and hair, Look good, work well, Baby’s got blue eyes!, Fashionable and held in place all day!, Stylish and fun!”Wonderful and smooth, and eye-catching colour range. This particular established of popband ponytail holders are all shades of blue, and the colors are wonderful and vibrant. They are gentle and stretchy, potent and effective at retaining your hair up but also comfortable on the hair and will not give you that kink when you choose your hair down all over again that can be still left by some harsher/much more clingy/nippy bands. I have relatively thick mid length to lengthy hair, and i come across these extremely nice to use, comfy and not way too restricted on my hair, they do maintain my hair up properly, but they do experience at any time so a bit looser than some of the a lot more elasticy hair bands, so it is dependent in a way if you like your ponytail to come to feel really restricted or are happy with a softer experience. But these do make for an eye-catching holder that is gentle on the hair and they are wonderful to place on your wrist when not making use of them so they are normally handy.Not all they promise to be sad to say :'(. I have experienced these in my wishlist for a although, i hadn’t acquired then nonetheless as i assume they’re pretty pricey for what are, in essence, glorified bobbles. So, i got the chance to review them. They occur in a pack of five, this particular established are blues, mt favorite color and normal choice of apparel. My hair is mid duration at the moment as i’m escalating it out so the wuickest least complicated solution when carting the little ones off to faculty is to sling it in a ponytail and gave completed with it right up until i havr possibility to form it out prior to going in to the office. These guarantee to hold the hair limited. So far, i can’t truly feel that this is the case, that becoming mentioned, my hair has not fallen out still. They guarantee to not go away a kink. They are beautiful colors and they’re very funky, but, they’re no improved or even worse than a normal bobble.Fantastic idea, hairband and trend accessory in one particular. . With us all obtaining prolonged hair, my women and i will all attest to the simple fact that ponytail hairbands can be a real agony. Placing them on can be a faff, remembering them in the very first spot is an concern, as is taking them off with out leaving your hair looking like its gone via a hedge backwards. These popband ponytail holders purpose to remedy these troubles and, for the most section, do a superior occupation of addressing them all. First of all, they’re straightforward to set on. They are large strips of elasticated material in pleasant colors (this established comes with several somewhat glittery demin patterns two blue, a grey/blue, lighter blue and darkish blue colored band) so they don’t have the challenges individuals string-like bands do. It took about 3 twists to get them restricted ample to maintain my daughters’ prolonged hair in a limited ponytail. They have a knot with a small tassel at the conclude, which appears good the moment you’ve got performed the band up. Secondly, they’re built to appear just as excellent about the wrist, indicating that you can have them all-around as a fashion accessory although you might be not wearing a ponytail and then nonetheless have them for when you do have to have one. As they are greater than a looped elastic ponytail hairband, they are more difficult to shed as perfectly.I was asked if i’d like to evaluate popbands denim multi pack, so i explained certainly. You see i have extensive, blond and really wonderful hair and i needed to put the popbands to the take a look at. These are a new model of hair bobble. When they get there they are in a obvious plastic circumstance. The bobbles are on a white card so they demonstrate up well and search really eye catching. Also on the card you are presented a tiny little bit of information about them. You can also don these on your wrist like a friendship band. This pack of hair bobbles involve a single of each and every of the adhering to colour: – vivid blue, gentle blue, and dim blue hair ties. In all you get a total of 5.Fantastic – easy to use and glimpse fab. These are fantastic – so simple to put in and no problems to your hair possibly. These bands have a slight shimmer to them too. My eight calendar year previous daughter loves them.Trendy and held in location all day. My hair is pretty thick so i was anticipating these not to hold my hair with strength. They are funky in fashion and held my ponytail in put all working day. They kind to my hair much too without the need of finding tangled when pulling out ponytail.Popband ponytail holders – denim. Popbands are lovable minimal hairbands, which is supposed to go away hair dent cost-free when you launch it. My daughter has fine hair, so hairbands do not have a tendency to leave a kink when taken out, but they do frequently fall short to keep her hair with out slipping. These occur on a card, so it is easy to shop them with no them getting dropped. There are 5 distinctive shades of blue and they glance ideal with denims as well as a few of the distinct blues match her ballet assessment outfit,which is blue this year. These held her hair quite effectively, did not snag or pull, and she liked the styles. You can set these on your wrist when not carrying them, so they are not shed.I already individual a couple of popbands, so it was a pleasure to overview some a lot more in different colours – this set is denim blue with several diverse shades – 5 in full. I love them since the bands you should not appear undone easily and search seriously fashionable and various – they glance like a funky wristband and can be worn as these kinds of. They are simple to use as a normal hairband and extend correctly to get a good, neat ponytail – it holds in area all working day, way too, and even though my hair appears a bit substantial at the finish of a day’s don, at least it really is not ruined and it would not damage when i pull the band out. I like them a large amount – would propose for ladies, teens and girls.Just excellent for a girl with blue eyes, these friendly bands is not going to kink or break even sensitive high-quality hair. We adore using pop bands, as they advise they can also be worn as a everyday bracelet, all set to set hair up at a moment’s recognize. Nicely built, skillfully sewn, lengthy lasting until you shed them the various shades of denim, turquoise, raf blue and royal blue, are a pleasure to use.Tender, snug and great selection of colors. Cozy to put on and a fantastic array in 5 tones of blue – turquoise, a few that are denim-ish, one particular that is a dazzling blue and one more darker blue. They are a great to mix in with a variety of outfits [the array has hundreds of diverse sets and having the monochrome range that has some jazzy patterns it was good to have a good range of solid colour bands. They are comfortable to wear and they do look good on the wrist if you wear them there for later use. They are soft and will protect your hair better than some of the plastic bands that damage hair and leave it out of shape when you take them out. They might cost a bit more than the normal bands i use but the comfort, variety and style seems worth it. Unfortunately one band was slightly damaged with loose thread hence the dropped star. ]Each me and my small girls cherished these. Each me and my minor girls liked these. Fab brilliant colours, quick to put on and use, terrific about your writs when not in use as they search just like a friendship band or charity band and actually effortless on the hair, no hair pulled out on both myself or my minor girl. I have quite thick hair and these remaining no kink right after carrying all working day, my minimal lady has pretty wonderful hair and it did go away a small kink but no where by around as undesirable as usual bands, i do question how extended these ribbon/stretchy fashion bands will final but for me they are a winner.These are terrific, easily use for hours.I appreciate these ponytail holders from popband. I enjoy these ponytail holders from popband. They securely hold my hair back again and have the extra the reward that they never depart that kink in your hair later on. They are also good to dress in on my wrist (just incase i may want to put my hair up later) simply because they look seriously good and once more don’t go away an ugly mark on my pores and skin. I appreciate this solution and notably love the color of this pack as the blues are truly pleasant.I have a pair of packs of pop bands previously and normally locate them good. They maintain hair in a pony tail nicely and look nice as well (the thought is they glance improved on the wrist than conventional hair bobbles when not donning in the hair)this denim colour pack has sone really quite shades and they go effectively with anything because they are simple block colours and not patterned.Actually lovely ponytail holders. . These are truly pretty ponytail holders. They are manufactured from soft, stretchy product which is substantially a lot more light on the hair than the stretchy factors i typically get from the grocery store – and the colours across their vary are a lot more diversified and appealing. They unquestionably come off with significantly less hair still left behind in them and i really significantly like the lack of ponytail-kink in my hair just after carrying them. They are most absolutely a lot more gentle and forgiving no matter if in your hair or on your wrist. I really don’t know if they are truly worth all of £6, but i use this type of factor every single day and i do like them a ton much more than what i have been applying formerly. The only downside is seeking to continue to keep some for you. I will be hiding these lovely blue kinds from my granddaughter. They are stunning, they go with my wardrobe and they are mine.These are fun, neat and seem terrific to use either about your wrist or in your hair – or both. These don’t get tangled up or snag your hair – they are smooth and stretchy and maintain your hair up effectively and when you just take your hair down you will not have the frustrating kink. My daughter loves these, some good colours and she can use them to faculty with her blue uniform – they make a genuinely great, excellent reward.These are gentle hair bands that you should not destruction my hair. I have very lengthy, thick hair that lesser bands just won’t be able to cope with- they slide down my head underneath the fat of it, these do not, they are also huge ample to wrap about a bun and retain it in location on the top rated of my head. When not in use they suit comfortably on my wrist with no nipping or pinching and the comfortable silky content seems to be good. The denim colours are extremely really blues that go with a big range of outfits and seem fantastic against my brunette hair.Tender, funky and baby helpful hairbands. Popband ponytail holders are a delicate, nearly elasticated ribbon, really distinct to the standard elastic hairbands. As these are nice shades of blue they are ideal for school and so my two daughters, 8 and 4 are the guinea pigs and we’re acquiring good good results with them. They managed to maintain the 8yo’s hair properly, albeit looser than regular as she has long thick hair. But that had its as well as point as she did not take he ponytail out as before long as she could and it did not hurt her head. And when it did appear out she was delighted with her funky braceletthe 4yo’s finer hair was extra of an issue but the band still did its occupation. We liked these a good deal and they are out there in a large range of colours, a thing for anyone.Brillant hair ties that dont pull but keep the hair firmly with out slippng off advocates the trick applied by hairdressers and mums just about everywhere sincevrhe ark of slipping them on to the wrist so they dont get dropped or tumble on the floor to get dirty. Gimmicky maybe, but these really are incredibly helpful and desirable hair ties. The denim variety are this kind of wonderful colors they are undoubtedly my favourites.last_img read more

Playing at Home Gives India the Edge in Olympic Qualifiers: Rani Rampal

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team’s recent tour of England, where they played five Tests against Great Britain, would prove beneficial for the team ahead of the crucial Olympic qualifiers, according to captain Rani Rampal.The tour ended on October 4 and Rani feels that Great Britain’s style of play is quite similar to that of the US whom India will face in the Olympic qualifiers on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. “The preparations (for the Olympic qualifiers) are going well. We have been preparing for these matches for quite some time now and we have to win them. Our camp will start on Sunday in Bhubaneswar where we will start our final preparations,” Rani told IANS.Rani was in the national capital for the awards ceremony of the Fenesta National Tennis Championship.The last meeting between India and the US ended in a 1-1 draw. Rani said the team has improved a lot since then and the fact that they are playing in front of their home crowd is always an advantage.”Our team has improved a lot in the past one year. And our chances of winning is a lot more because we are playing in front of our home crowd. Whatever training we have done thus far, we will make it count in the qualifiers. I have full confidence in the team and we will qualify for the Olympics,” she said.Out of the five matches that were played in the tour of England, India and Great Britain won one apiece while three matches ended in draws.”Playing Great Britain before the qualifiers was a good opportunity. The US and Great Britain’s playing styles are similar, and we tested a lot of moves that we are planning to use against the US in the qualifiers,” she said.”There have been times when we won a match because of a late goal. In the 2-1 win against Great Britain, the winning goal was scored very late in the match. So it’s not like how it was earlier when we would only concede late goals,” she said.Conceding goals off penalty corners has been a headache for India, but Rani feels that there has been improvement on this front too.”We have worked on this a lot over the past one year. Most teams in the world have been working on this. In fact, I think we don’t concede too many goals via penalty corners nowadays,” she said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicshockeyhockey indiaIndia First Published: October 12, 2019, 11:30 PM ISTlast_img read more

Martinez Gets Grand Welcome Home

first_imgSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez after he landed Jan. 10 in his homeland aboard a private plane bearing his country’s flag.A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky.“This is only the beginning,” he said. “I now pass the torch to those behind me, to Sammy Sosa, to Vladimir Guerrero, to David Ortiz, to the younger generation.”The 43-year-old Martinez was voted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 6, becoming only the second Dominican to receive that honor. Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal was elected in 1983.“I want to dedicate this to the Dominican people,” Martinez said with a wide smile as he spoke at a news conference shortly after arriving.His mother was among the dozens of people who greeted him at the airport. “I’m so grateful to God,” Leopoldina Martinez said.She recalled a conversation they once had after her son injured his shoulder, with her telling him, “If you can’t handle the pain, bear it, but you need to end your career clean,” she said, referring to concerns she had about banned substances.“Thank God my son recognized that money isn’t everything, and that he thought of himself and he thought of me,” she said.The slightly built Martinez said he remained clean throughout his career despite several teammates being sanctioned for steroid use.“I’m not going to deny that I maybe could have earned an extra $20 or $30 million,” he said, adding, “No one in the major leagues can buy the name Martinez off my back. That’s why I didn’t choose any shortcuts.”Among the thousands of fans who greeted Martinez was Dave Hagman, a retired U.S. citizen from Minnesota who was in the Dominican Republic for charity work. He arrived with three other friends, even though he’s a Minnesota Twins fan.“We like Martinez’s style,” he said.“This is the most generous Three Kings Day that our country has had,” wrote President Danilo Medina in a letter he sent to Martinez after calling to congratulate him.Martinez finished with a 219-100 record and a 2.93 ERA. He struck out 3,154 batters, twice surpassing 300 in a season. He was an eight-time All-Star, and five times led the majors in ERA. He also won a Cy Young Award with the Montreal Expos.(EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Peter Schmeichel proud of son Kasper even as Denmark bow out

first_imgDenmark’s Euros 1992 winner and Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel was in the stands as Croatia beat Denmark on penalties in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 on Sunday.Peter, whose son Kasper was under the sticks for Denmark, cheered for his son and screamed at every kick the latter saved.Peter is famous for his club and international exploits, even guiding United to a treble in 1999 and now his son Kasper also plays for Denmark and club Leicester City, who he won the Premier League title with two years ago.Peter was seen celebrating widly, punching his fist in the air when Kasper saved a Luka Modric penalty in the dying minutes of the extra time to take the match to penalty shootout.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEIt was a dramatic shootout, with Kasper saving a couple of penalties before Ivan Rakitic scored the decisive penalty to send Croatia in the quarter-finals.On the whole, Kasper saved three penalties in the entire match and yet ended up on the losing side. Peter, however, could not have been prouder.Also read – World Cup 2018: Denmark goalkeeper gutted after shootout heroics go in vainHe took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and a younger Kasper and said, “Lost for words. Can’t be more proud of my country, my son, his teammates, all the staff and our fantastic national coach Age Hareide. When all the tears have dried out we will realise how well we did #WorldCup.”Lost for words. Cant be more proud of my country, my son, his teammates, all the staff and our fantastic national coach Åge Hareide. When all the tears have dried out we will realise how well we did #WorldCup Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) July 2, 2018As Peter let his emotions out with each save from his son Kasper, Twitter marvelled in that moment and termed it as one of the best moments of the World Cup so far.This has to be one of the moments of the tournament for me. A proud Peter Schmeichel celebrating his son Kasper keeping Denmark alive in the tie. Oh football, I tell you! Bhatt (@aakashbhatt97) July 1, 2018Hats off to cameraman/director who found Peter Schmeichel for straight after the penalty save from Kasper Schmeichel.Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) July 1, 2018Peter Schmeichel celebrating Kasper’s save is for dads everywhere! #WorldCup #DEN #CRO Hellyer (@Hellyers) July 1, 2018Seeing Peter Schmeichel watch his son Kasper saving a penalty against Luka Modric in the World Cup was a great moment ngl.Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) July 1, 2018Gave me goosebumps last night watching Peter Schmeichel celebrating his son saving penalties at a World Cup. One of the moments of the tournament, and such a shame Denmark couldnt win after Kaspers heroics. Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 2, 2018Peter Schmeichel classic football dad. Celebrating more than his son after the save.RG (@registability) July 1, 2018Peter Schmeichel watching his son Kasper Schmeichel saving a crucial penalty for his country. Love this. (@VintageSalah) July 1, 2018Peter Schmeichel tonight embodying every single football dad ever#WorldCup#CRODAN Dicembre (@stefdicembre) July 1, 2018Nothing melts my heart most than a father’s pride #WorldCup #peterschmeichel #kasperschmeichel July 1, 2018Peter Schmeichel just won his own #WorldCup there. Imagine the levels of that Dad-feeling seeing your son single handedly keep your national team in the World Cup (even if its only for 10mins more).#CRODENGraham Day (@Graham_Day) July 1, 2018#Croatia won the match, but Kasper #Schmeichel and his Dad #PeterSchmeichel won all the Hearts! Beautiful play even before shootout, What saves and the way he was cheering and motivating his team during break. What beautiful save during play! #CRODEN #WorldCup #Denmark antony (@RJanjuCityangel) July 1, 2018It was the day of the goalkeepers as both the last 16 matches — Spain vs Russia and Croatia vs Denmark — went to the shootout.While Igor Akinfeev (Russia) and Danijel Subasic (Croatia) ended up on the winning side with their heroics, Kasper and David de Gea (Spain) lost the match.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSWhile Kasper’s performance was still heroic and social media even went on to express that the Dane should alone march into the quarters for that performance, De Gea was brutally trolled for not being able to save a single penalty.advertisementKasper saved a remarkable penalty from Modric on his left to keep Denmark in the game during extra time.Also read – World Cup 2018: On night of penalty shootouts, goalkeepers turn superheroesIn the penalty shootout, Kasper first saved Milan Badelj’s low shot with his legs on his right side. He then conceded a penalty to Kramaric and Modric before saving another effort from Pivaric.In the end it just wasn’t enough though.last_img read more

VAR troubles labeled a ‘shambles’ in Bundesliga

first_imgBerlin, Aug 27 (AP) The video assistant referee system stole the spotlight on the opening weekend of the German league as frustrations with the technology carried over from last season.Players, coaches and fans are wondering how VAR can have worked so well at the World Cup in Russia in June and July, yet continue to cause problems in the Bundesliga.Several games were overshadowed by what Schalke general manager Christian Heidel called a “shambles,” starting with contentious decisions in defending champion Bayern Munich’s win over Hoffenheim on Friday.Franck Ribery earned a spot kick at 1-1 when he fell as he tried to get past a despairing tackle from Havard Nordtveit, then Robert Lewandowski was ordered to take it again when Arjen Robben encroached in the penalty area before the Poland forward tucked away the rebound after missing his first effort.Bayern, which had been struggling, went on to win 3-1.Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann was particularly critical of the VAR watching in Cologne for not intervening on the initial penalty decision.The issues continued the next day, which was punctuated by the sight of referees consulting pitch-side monitors and talking on their headsets to the VAR.Patrick Ittrich initially sent off Wout Weghorst before allowing him to continue in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win against 10-man Schalke. The Dutch forward was shown a red card after barging into Guido Burgstaller, but the referee changed it to a yellow after looking at the incident again.Ittrich had already sent off Schalke defender Matija Nastasic after an intervention from the VAR, leading to complaints from the visiting team.advertisement”I felt sorry for the referee today. Cologne introduced the confusion,” Heidel said of the VAR. “The referee would probably have done a wonderful job if the VAR hadn’t intervened.” Hertha Berlin was awarded a penalty in a 1-0 win over promoted Nuremberg despite an apparent foul from Vedad Ibisevic in the buildup.There were issues too in Augsburg’s victory over Fortuna Duesseldorf and Borussia Moenchengladbach’s triumph over Bayer Leverkusen.It’s not always clear why goals are ruled out, or why the VAR is intervening. Referees on the pitch are right in the firing line.”They’re being left high and dry,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.FAVRE’S RETURNSwiss coach Lucien Favre finally won again in the Bundesliga as his new side Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat Leipzig 4-1 on Sunday.Favre spent the previous two seasons at French side Nice. He lost his previous six games in the Bundesliga before quitting as Moenchengladbach coach in September 2015.RAPID RISEHendrik Weydandt was playing for seventh-tier amateur side TSV Gross Munzel until 2014, when he joined fourth-tier Egestorf/Langreder. Hannover snapped up the 23-year-old striker in the offseason and he has repaid the side with three goals in two games.Weydandt scored one minute after coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen on Saturday, one week after claiming two goals in the 6-0 win over Karlsruher SC in the German Cup.”It’s a fairytale,” Hannover sporting director Horst Heldt said. “That’s what is special about football.” (AP) APAAPAlast_img read more

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard relishing partnership with Gonzalo Higuain

first_imgChelsea playmaker Eden Hazard is convinced that he can form a great partnership with the club’s new striker Gonzalo Higuain after playing two matches together.Chelsea signed Higuain on loan from Juventus last month and the Argentina striker scored twice in last week’s 5-0 thumping of the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield Town.Hazard, who also scored two goals in that game at Stamford Bridge, said he was already enjoying playing alongside the former Real Madrid and Napoli striker.”I’ve only played two games with Higuain and I know we can do something great together, not only with him but also with the other strikers, the other winger,” Hazard told The Times ahead of Sunday’s league meeting with Manchester City.”Chelsea is not about Higuain and Hazard, it is about 25 players. But Higuain is a fantastic striker.”That @HazardEden10 x @G_Higuain link-up play… FC (@ChelseaFC) February 7, 2019Victory over Huddersfield followed league defeats by Arsenal and Bournemouth where midfielder Jorginho was man-marked to nullify the Italy international’s influence.”If one guy is marking him all the time, we need to adapt also. Jorginho is always trying to be free to take the ball to create something. He’s a fantastic player,” Hazard said.Manager Maurizio Sarri has also faced questions about his insistence on playing N’Golo Kante on the right side of midfield instead of in his natural holding role, but Hazard believes the Frenchman has to adapt.”N’Golo’s a clever guy, one of the best in his position, maybe the best in the world. N’Golo now plays six months in the different position. He needs to adapt,” Hazard said.advertisementChelsea account open!What a finish from @g_higuain to score his first goal for the Blues against Huddersfield! FC (@ChelseaFC) February 5, 2019″When we win, everyone will say, ‘yes, he plays in his (best) position, and if we lose everyone will say, ‘no, he needs to go a bit behind’. Depends only on the result.”Hazard said Chelsea still need time to adapt to Sarri’s possession-based style of play, which contrasts to the counter-attacking football of previous managers Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.”Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward (more directly), but it is part of the football,” Hazard said.”We are still learning about his concept. We are doing well. I like this kind of football.”Also Read | Manchester United caretaker boss Solskjaer named Premier League manager of the monthAlso Read | No extra pressure for title-chasing Liverpool, says goalkeeper AlissonAlso Read | West Ham United hand evidence to police on racist abuse of Mohamed Salahlast_img read more

Volvo Cars India registers 25% sales growth to 2,687 units in Financial Year 2018-19

first_imgVolvo Cars India retailed a total of 2,687 units in the financial year 2018-19, registering a growth of 25 per cent over the previous fiscal.During the financial year 2017-18, the company had sold 2,157 units.According to Volvo Cars India, the growth was largely driven by new product launches, including XC40. Also, the opening of five new showrooms in Calicut, Raipur, Kolkata, Indore and Mumbai, further propelled the sales of the company.”We had a strong performance in the last financial year because of greater customer demand for our award-winning products and new dealer openings,” Volvo Cars India Managing Director Charles Frump said.”We continue to be optimistic about the future, but are somewhat cautious about the year ahead owing to external factors and predictions of an impending downtrend,” Frump added.Below is the Volvo Cars India product price list (ex-showroom).– S60 Momentum – Rs 38.50 lakh– S60 Polestar – Rs 56.02 lakh– S60 Cross Country – Rs 44.26 lakh– S90 D4 Momentum – Rs 51.90 lakh– S90 D4 Inscription – Rs 58.90 lakh– V90 Cross Country – Rs 65.31 lakh– V40 CC Inscription – Rs 32.83 lakh– V40 R-Design – Rs 31.91 lakh– XC40 Momentum – Rs 39.90 lakh– XC40 Inscription – Rs 43.90 lakh– XC60 D4 Momentum – Rs 52.90– XC60 D5 Inscription – Rs 59.90– XC90 Momentum – Rs 80.90 lakh– XC90 Inscription – Rs 87.90 lakh– XC90 R-Design – Rs 84.91 lakh– XC90 Excellence – Rs 1.31 croreSwedish luxury car company Volvo arrived in India in 2007. Currently, Volvo Cars India has dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Surat, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada.advertisementALSO READ | Jeep Compass Sport Plus sale starts, new variant priced at Rs 15.99 lakhALSO READ | TVS Radeon crosses 1 lakh sales milestone since launch in August 2018ALSO READ | Citroen C5 Aircross SUV to be launched in India before the end of 2020last_img read more