first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery hints at new position for Torreiraby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery believes he may have found a solution to their midfield in a position change for Lucas Torreira.The Uruguayan played in a slightly more advanced role against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.It worked and he managed to help his side to a 3-0 away win.And Emery spoke about that adjustment after the game.He said to the club’s official website: “Tonight he [Torreira] played very well and this season it’s the first match that he was feeling physically very good in. He was able to go from box to box and I want to use his quality. “His qualities are that he can give us good pressing, and he can win the ball high up the pitch to give us the possession to score. He did that tonight. “After, we need someone with the ball and in his position, he can help us with the build-up.” last_img read more

first_imgohio state's ezekiel elliott receives the ed sullivan award.Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was named the winner of the 2014 AAU James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s top amateur athlete. Elliott, a rising junior tailback for the national champion Buckeyes, rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2014, including a stellar 246-yard, four-touchdown game in the national title contest against Oregon. One of six finalists for the award, Elliott accepted the award in person at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan Sunday afternoon. ICYMI the winner of the 85th Annual #AAUSullivanAward is Ezekiel Elliott @EzekielElliott #topamateurathlete http://t.co/JJhjqWtGPV— AmateurAthleticUnion (@TheRealAAU) April 19, 2015Elliott praised the other finalists, praised his Ohio State team, and said “I’d like to thank my parents for pushing me to be …— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) April 19, 2015“… the person I am. … they push me for excellence.”— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) April 19, 2015The award’s other finalists included Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, among others.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Leading PR1ME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, recently conducted a special two-and-a-half-hour mathematics lesson with several grade-five students and two teachers from the New Providence Primary School in Kingston. Ms. Lim Kai Ling was in Jamaica to lead the sessions at the second staging of the AMP…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was held from August 21 to 23 at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston. Leading PR1ME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, recently conducted a special two-and-a-half-hour mathematics lesson with several grade-five students and two teachers from the New Providence Primary School in Kingston.This session was facilitated by The Book Merchant Limited (BML), organiser of the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, which for the past 13 years has adopted the New Providence Primary School.Ms. Lim Kai Ling was in Jamaica to lead the sessions at the second staging of the AMP…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was held from August 21 to 23 at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston.“We took advantage of the visit of the Singaporean trainer to assist teachers and students at the New Providence Primary School. The teachers observed the lesson, which will assist them as they prepare for their own lesson delivery for the new National Standards Curriculum and the Primary Exit Profile (PEP),” Chief Executive Officer of BML, Sharon Neita, told JIS News.President of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Howard Smith, welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with the BML, as education and literacy is one of six areas of focus for the club.“We thought it was a good idea to partner with another company to do maths intervention, which is essential, based on the current challenges that persons are having with (the subject),” he explained.The service club provided lunch for all the participants. Feedback from all present at the session was very positive.For student, Kebra Simpson, the teaching session by Ms. Lim Kai Ling was fun. “She explained the information clearly and taught us how to draw out the bar model for problem-solving,” he said.Meanwhile, the mathematics expert was equally impressed with the students. She described them as “very well behaved”, adding that “they were open-minded, eager to learn and very responsive”.She pointed out that prior to the start of the session, she checked their knowledge of concepts taught in grades three and four and was impressed with their retention of the concepts.“In Singapore, our teachers are supervised to make sure that they will have student achievement,” Ms. Lim Kai Ling noted. For grade-four teacher, Nicole Thompson, who is also trained in PR1ME Mathematics, the material presented by Ms. Lim Kai Ling assisted in strategies for solving problems and critical thinking.Mrs. Thompson commended the parents and guardians who sent the children out and expressed delight at the turnout of students.“This is my corner of the world, and I try to make a difference here. The children came, as their parents responded very well to my WhatsApp note to come out for this extra mathematics class,” she said.More than 600 primary-school mathematics teachers, coaches and specialists from Jamaica, Belize and Barbados participated in the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, which was fully endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. This session was facilitated by The Book Merchant Limited (BML), organiser of the Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MEd for Success workshop, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, which for the past 13 years has adopted the New Providence Primary School.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Chinese central government has granted approval for a cruise joint venture between Carnival Corporation, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Investment Capital Corporation (CIC Capital) to officially incorporate in Hong Kong.This news follows a non-binding agreement signed between the joint venture partners and a newly formed China-based shipbuilding joint venture between CSSC and Italy-based Fincantieri S.p.A for the construction of two new Vista-class cruise ships to be built in China, with an option for two additional ships.The cruise joint venture in China will operate the new ships as part of their plans to launch the first multi-ship domestic cruise brand in China.The joint venture in which Carnival Corporation holds a minority interest is expected to initially launch its new domestic Chinese cruise brand using ships that are purchased from Carnival Corporation’s existing fleet and homeported in China.The joint venture would then add new China-built cruise ships starting in 2022 to further accelerate growth in the Chinese cruise market, which is expected to eventually become the largest cruise market in the world.“We are excited about the potential for the first new cruise ships to be built and deployed in China for the enjoyment of Chinese travelers, which will be an important milestone in the development of the Chinese cruise market,” said Alan Buckelew, global chief operations officer for Carnival Corporation. “As we work with our Chinese partners to launch the first domestic Chinese cruise brand in the next few years, being able to offer cruises on China-built cruise ships represents a new opportunity for us to generate excitement and demand for cruising amongst a broader segment of the Chinese vacation market, which is already the largest in the world and continues to see strong growth every year.”last_img read more

Forty-five games into his collegiate career, Zach Boren finally debuted at linebacker, the position he was originally recruited to Ohio State to play. Boren came to Ohio State in January 2009 as the No. 45 overall middle linebacker prospect in the nation according to the recruiting site Scout.com, but, until Saturday’s 52-49 win against Indiana, Boren was used as a fullback. Against the Hoosiers, Boren finished the game with a team-high eight tackles and the position switch is a move his OSU teammates said is for the good of the team. “That’s the ultimate sacrifice. He’s the best fullback in the country, and he’s going to go over and play linebacker and give up three years of playing fullback and maybe be an All-Big Ten playing fullback, to go over there and do everything he can for the team playing defense,” redshirt junior left tackle Jack Mewhort said. “We love him for that and that’s just the guy that he is.” The change might have been less of a sacrifice in Boren’s own mind, because defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said he has wanted to play defense for years. “He wanted to be a linebacker for three years here. He’s been asking, ‘Hey, can I come over? Can I come over? Can I come over?’” Fickell said. “Tuesday afternoon in practice … (head coach Urban Meyer) brought him over, because we had talked about it, and … he naturally gave us a spark.” Boren was given an opportunity at linebacker because redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino broke his fibula. Meyer said Sabino was “kind of our guy” and called Boren’s switch “temporarily permanent.” Against Indiana on Saturday, Boren played linebacker for the first time since high school, and in his first start, he led the Buckeye defense with eight total tackles. “I think someone said he led the team in tackles, which is hard to believe, but he did,” Meyer said. This was not the first time Meyer has dealt with a depth issue by switching over an offensive player to defense. Meyer said strength coach Mickey Marotti reminded him that while at the University of Florida, Meyer moved current Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey from offensive line to defensive line. “Right in the middle of the practice I moved (Pouncey) to defensive tackle because we were banged and bruised and didn’t have the leadership, didn’t have the toughness at that point. His energy, his leadership, his toughness, and we kept him over there for several games just until guys got back,” Meyer said. Meyer said Boren’s switch would not have happened if it were not for the play of sophomore tight end Jeff Heuerman. He is fourth on the team in reception yards, and is one of five players with a touchdown reception. “That move could not have been made if you didn’t have Heuerman and (redshirt freshman tight end Nick) Vannett. Heuerman has been coming on,” Meyer said. “He’s been playing 10 to 15 plays a game, and now he played 50,” Meyer said. When faced with the challenge of learning an entire defense, Boren had help from some of his teammates, including sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier.. “We try to help Zach a lot,” Shazier said. “Zach pretty much knows everything because he came in a little bit at (linebacker) and it wasn’t that difficult because he knows what he is doing.” read more

Lebron James of the Miami Heat gives a thumbs up before a 95-88 win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, June 20, 2013.                         Credit: Courtesy of MCTAlmost four years ago, I sat in the passenger’s seat of my mother’s SUV, my mouth stuffed with red-stained tissues and napkins, sore from the early morning removal of my wisdom teeth.As my mom sped along the highway with my exhausted sister in the backseat (she had just been through an exciting week at a tennis camp at the University of Florida), I sat in that front seat, staring at the dark, star-speckled Florida sky, wondering  what I did to deserve this punishment.An hour earlier, LeBron James had uttered those infamous words that will forever live in NBA lore, spurning Cleveland, the city that I loved and opting to play, instead, about an hour away from where I lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Four years later, I remember that entire day perfectly. I remember as I entered my house, with the five hour drive home from Gainesville behind me, I stormed into my closet and snatched every James jersey I had, looking to torch each of them slowly. Unfortunately, in my mind, the numerous pairs of LeBron sneakers I had worn for the past seven years would suffer the same fate.Those sneakers and jerseys remain in that same closet to this very day, as my mom was able quell my raging anger, but nevertheless, in one fell swoop, the King went from my hero to my personal villain.He came to South Florida specifically because I wronged him in one way or another, or at least that’s how my immature mind thought of the situation.As I matured and time passed, my LeBron-loathing lightened to a mild distaste and it became less and less about the move and more and more about the execution of the move.I came to admire again, as I had for the seven years James spent in Cleveland, his dominance and his reckless abandon for anyone who dared stand in his way between those painted lines.He was no longer my favorite player – I may never have one again – but he was no longer the object of my youthful vitriol. In fact, following his second title and a couple of forgettable Cavaliers campaigns, I began to realize what so many in Cleveland had feared: the Cavs needed the one who trashed them on national television to become relevant once again.On June 15, 2014, it seemed as if, all of the sudden, my sentiments regarding James were mirrored by the entirety of Northeast Ohio.As James and the Heat left the floor deflated following just their second NBA Finals loss in four seasons, this dream sequence I’d conjured over the years seemed to suddenly turn tangible.Be it the pictures of LeBron in the wine and gold, standing amidst Kyrie Irving and potential top draft pick Joel Embiid, or the way in which the Heat fell to the most underrated team in the history of basketball, it seemed as if James had already packed his bag, bought a plane ticket and was headed back home.Everything, and I mean everything, has set up perfectly for him to come back to the Cavs, some of it due to chance, some of it planned all along.On the Cleveland front, it’s been no secret that the Cavaliers have been scheming for the past four years, making every move in their power to lure King James back to his throne.It’s certainly no mistake that the Cavs have put together a young, talented roster without ever filling the small forward hole in their starting lineup.It’s not an accident that the Cavs, on the brink of the biggest summer in their existence, have hired an up-and-coming general manager and have yet to hire a head coach, perhaps in an effort to let James help them on that front as well.It’s not a coincidence that the Cavs have an unbelievable amount of cap space going into free agency – cap space that they haven’t used much of over the past couple of seasons.The Cavs have done their part pretty well, aside from their lack of playoff appearances, to bring James back, but there are certainly other factors that are all pointing in the Lebron-to-Cleveland direction.Those factors start with the perfectly timed demolition of James’ current outfit, the Miami Heat.The Heat’s problems right now are plenty.Dwyane Wade looks to be a slightly better, slightly more creaky version of Mo Williams.Chris Bosh is a victim of his own inability to command any respect.Ray Allen, Greg Oden, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen could all very well ride off into the sunset of retirement.Erik Spoelstra looked completely lost for the first time in his NBA career, or was it that the lack of production from Wade and Bosh finally shed light on his shoddy coaching ability?So, thus far, the Cavs have set up everything perfectly for No. 6 and the Heat crumbled at exactly the right moment.With the Heat’s run all but done, there seems to be one last factor in the formula for James’ return: a lack of other possible destinations.If his time in South Beach has come and gone, where else, outside of Cleveland, could he go?The Los Angeles Clippers looked to be the best place for James until the team’s owner Donald Sterling cost them that chance, so I now see only one option.The New York Knicks could be the place for the King. An Eastern Conference team in a huge market with a new President, a new coach and a ton of talent. Yet, the cap room could become an issue. Carmelo Anthony, presuming he sticks around, would have to take a massive pay cut, as would players like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire, to name a few.The Knicks could be interesting, but again, no place sets up more perfectly for james than Cleveland.Which is why he won’t return.Something will come out of the blue – something I, or anyone else, have yet to even consider – and LeBron will turn it into reality, unintentionally letting Cleveland down once again.Pat Riley will move some pieces around to strengthen the Heat’s struggling roster, the Boston Celtics will add Kevin Love, Jay-Z will somehow sell Brooklyn to James, something will ultimately happen that will send him to his third NBA city.As it often does, once again, Cleveland will be left to sit in its own misery and the Cavs, despite their numerous top draft picks and overall talent, will be more effective in Seattle, as the newest version of the SuperSonics.While all of this is nothing more than a series of situations playing out in my mind, this summer is setting up to be yet another fascinating one for the fans of Northeast Ohio.With Johnny Football already in tow and Lonnie Baseball hitting his way into the hearts of Indians fans everywhere, a return of Bronny Basketball could turn Cleveland into the most lucrative sports city in America.And for some reason – that same reason I tried to put my finger on as I sat heartbroken and gazing at those stars out of the window of my mom’s SUV on July 8, 2010 – it just won’t happen. read more

The Buckeyes take the field prior to the Ohio State-Nebraska game on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State remained at No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll as the Buckeyes had an off week and all five teams ranked higher than them either won or also did not play this weekend.Penn State defeated No. 19 Michigan 42-13 Saturday night and stayed at No. 2 in the poll. The Wolverines fell out of the top 25. The Buckeyes will play host to the Nittany Lions at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.Alabama defeated Tennessee 45-7 and remained at No. 1, receiving all 61 first-place votes. Georgia remained at No. 3 following its off week. TCU and Wisconsin each picked up wins and held steady at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, to round out the top five.Michigan State joined Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin in the top 25 as the Spartans were ranked No. 16 after beating Indiana 17-9.AP PollAlabama (61)Penn StateGeorgiaTCUWisconsin Ohio State Clemson Miami (Fl.)Notre DameOklahoma Oklahoma State Washington Virginia TechNorth Carolina State Washington StateMichigan State South FloridaUCFAuburn StanfordUSCWest VirginiaLSUMemphisIowa State read more

first_imgRonaldo Nazario believes becoming a majority shareholder in Real Valladolid has been a life-changing experience for himThe Brazil legend completed a reported €30m takeover of La Liga club Valladolid in September for 51% of the club’s shares.Discussing the purchase, Ronaldo revealed the difference it has made for his life by stating it’s given him a new purpose.“I was looking for something to do for two years,” Ronaldo revealed on Sky Sports.“I looked for a team to buy in Spain and England, and Valladolid was like a gift.“Not only is it a club with 90 years of history behind it, but it’s also a city with 300,000 inhabitants and is a place that breathes football and all this means it has huge potential.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“To be able to inspire people is better than to score a hat-trick against Barcelona. I found exactly what I wanted and I have got a lot to give them too.”The former Real Madrid striker also confirmed reports that he had contacted his old club in regards to signing fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior on loan.“I’ve asked Florentino Perez if we can have him, but I think it might be difficult!” said Ronaldo.The 42-year-old previously enjoyed a stunning playing career with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real and AC Milan before retiring in 2011.O Fenômeno (The Phenomenon) won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times along with the Ballon d’Or twice.last_img read more

first_imgAfter sending him a comforting message, Jürgen Klopp got a little real explaining what is next for Jose Mourinho after getting sacked.The whole day for Jose Mourinho has been quite interesting, to say the least, he got support from a lot of people like Jürgen Klopp earlier on Tuesday.But the German manager also wanted to talk about what could be ahead for the Portuguese manager now that he doesn’t have a job, a fate that is not so fortunate for other coaches who are not as prestigious as Mou has been throughout his career.The second message that Klopp had for the now former Manchester United manager, was aimed to come across as a direct statement that conveyed he didn’t want Jose to think he felt sorry for him.Because even though technically Klopp is the one who got him sacked after last weekend’s Liverpool win over United, Jürgen wanted to remind everyone that every single manager is always exposed to these types of situations in which things don’t work out as they expected and the boot can kick them in the ass at any given moment of their careers.The Reds’ boss also wanted to remind everybody that Mourinho did have a successful spell with the Red Devils, he did win important trophies but was unlucky on the last year leading the squad.🗣️ “Ahora se va, pero nadie puede olvidarse de todo lo que ha ganado Mourinho, un entrenador increíble”, afirma Klopp pic.twitter.com/xDXdstAnA9— MARCA (@marca) December 18, 2018“He wanted to be successful at United and he was, but then it didn’t work out in the way everybody wanted it to,” he told UK newspapers via Four Four Two.“Then you have to take the consequences. That’s how it is in our job. I always said it. It’s the same for me and if the club thinks there is someone who can do it better, then they have to change.”“Today that’s how it is. There’s no looking at how we played in the last game; if they think there is someone who can do it better, change it now.”“In our jobs, that can be very expensive for the clubs. That is actually the only thing that saves our lives sometimes, but that’s the situation.”“I have to say on our level, and it’s not that I don’t feel for him or whatever, I know it’s difficult to get as a person, but if a manager got the sack in the Championship or in League One or League Two then that’s a bad moment because you don’t know if they will get another job,” he added.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“If Jose wants to have another job, he has it in two days. That’s really easy. We are talking about someone at a really high level.”Jose Mourinho’s win percentage at Manchester United: 58%Jurgen Klopp’s win percentage at Liverpool: 51% pic.twitter.com/oZsAb4IHif— TeamFA (@TeamFA) December 18, 2018What’s next for Jose Mourinho after Manchester United?The talk of the day has been about Jose Mourinho’s next destination, the Spanish press’ mouths are watering with the possibility of the Portuguese manager taking the job at Real Madrid after Santiago Solari fails.But we are convinced that Jose is looking more into a sabbatical than continuing his career as a football manager for now, the truth is that the last five years have been completely exhausting for Mourinho and taking a breather is something that he is very keen on doing.Some people may even call it a spiritual retirement for at least one year, because the man needs to rethink his outdates strategies with his players and go through what he has been doing wrong.Because even he has already noticed that there is a pattern emerging on his managerial career of late, Jose Mourinho has increasingly gotten into heated disagreements with several of his players and they are getting too repetitive even for his taste of confrontation.The Portuguese boss isn’t getting any younger, but we are certain that he still has at least another good decade of football inside of him. Let the man take a break, let the man rest and enjoy life for a little while.#Klopp la pesadilla de Mourinho. (📸Vía @mihu_8) 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lHJtDDsyJ6— Esto Es Anfield #LFC (@esto_es_anfield) December 18, 2018What do you think Jose Mourinho will do after getting sacked by Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR While the Defense Department continues to push for a new BRAC round as the most effective way to deal with excess infrastructure, the Army has begun consolidating personnel into its newest facilities and shuttering unused buildings to manage its surplus capacity.The Army has ordered garrison and senior mission commanders to develop installation reduction plans, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, told the House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee last week.“The strategy for right-sizing within the installation means that we consolidate personnel into the best-quality buildings and we are able to shut down those buildings, which means you modify the temperature controls, you don’t have lights that you have to manage, and you put them pretty much in cold storage,” Hammack said.Officials believe the consolidation initiative will save the Army $140 million annually by mothballing about 40 million square feet of space. The service previously has said it spends an estimated $500 million to maintain excess or underutilized facilities.“It’s going to take us a while to consolidate into the best buildings,” Hammack said. The Army estimates that 21 percent of its infrastructure will be excess to it needs by fiscal 2018 when its active-duty end strength drops to 450,000.The Air Force, however, can’t take advantage of a similar consolidation effort since much of its excess space stems from a sharp drop in its aircraft inventory, Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, told Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.), the panel’s ranking member.“A lot of our excess infrastructure has to do with iron, with actual aircraft, so we have extra parking spaces, excess hangar space, excess maintenance space,” Ballentine said. “And really, the only way that we can get at that excess is to consolidate by closing bases entirely. And that’s really where the big dollar savings come,” she said.Written testimony and a webcast of the hearing on the installations, environment and energy budget request for fiscal 2017 submitted by DOD and the military services are available on the committee website.last_img read more