And Saints boss Ronald Koeman says the former Swindon and Burnley forward, who scored 18 goals in the Barclays Premier League last season, is fit and ready to play at Old Trafford. “I was a little worried because Charlie had a hamstring injury before we signed him, but he had all the medical tests and took part in all the training sessions this week,” said the Dutchman. “We had to test him to know he is available and on his fitness tests he is as good as the rest of the players. I wasn’t expecting it so quickly but it’s nice to be surprised. “He will be in the squad this weekend.” Koeman has backed Austin to recapture the form he showed with Rangers in the top flight and possibly regain his place in the England squad. “He’s very hungry, he wants to play at the highest level,” added Koeman. “He wants to develop, he’s still only 26, and he’d like to get back in the national team. “People come to Southampton knowing they can get involved in national teams – Jose Fonte and Graziano Pelle got in theirs aged 29. “It’s interesting for players to come to Southampton, they know they will improve and develop. The 26-year-old striker joined Saints from QPR in a cut-price £4million deal last weekend. Austin had not played for Rangers since mid-December due to a hamstring injury but was back in training prior to his switch to St Mary’s. “We signed him because he has played and scored in the Premier League. He’s at a fantastic age to make a new start and he gives us competition at the front of our team.” Koeman also reiterated his stance that Austin’s arrival does not signal the departure of one of Pelle, Shane Long or Sadio Mane, who have been linked with moves away this month. “We brought one player in but nobody will go out,” he said. “I’ll keep saying that until January 31.” Charlie Austin is in line to make his Southampton debut at Manchester United on Saturday. Press Association
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara booed, gets chants of ‘cheater’ during Ranji Trophy semi-final vs Karnataka
pic.twitter.com/zkG2SH1mjD— Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) January 27, 2019Following the refusal of Pujara to walk, there were loud booes that echoed around the Chinnaswamy stadium. Fans started chanting ‘cheater’, ‘cheater’ when Saurashtra headed to the tea break and they were all directed at Pujara. On social media, a lot of people criticised Pujara’s decision to not walk while there was some support. However, when he notched up his century, the applause was warm and cheerful. highlights New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara’s purple patch not only propelled India to a historic series win in Australia, it has also helped Saurashtra continue their dream of Ranji Trophy glory. After his unbeaten fifty in the quarterfinal against Uttar Pradesh which helped Saurashtra chase down 372, the highest fourth-innings total ever achieved in a win in the Ranji Trophy, Pujara continued his golden run by slamming a century in the second innings against Karnataka at the M Chinnaswamy stadium to put them on course for a final against Vidarbha. Pujara came into bat when they were reeling at 9/3 in pursuit of 279 but his century, combined with Sheldon Jackson’s 90 and a 201-run stand helped them near the target.However, there was plenty of drama on day 4 during the Saurashtra run-chase. At 68/3, Vinay Kumar was bowling to Pujara and the Karnataka captain bowled a full outswinger outside off, Pujara looked to defend and the ball went past the outside edge. Vinay Kumar appealed vociferously and was almost pleading with the umpire to give it out, all the Karnataka players charged and were certain that Pujara had edged it. However, umpire Saiyed Khalid did not give it out. Replays were shown and the on-air commentators said they heard a noise as the ball passed the bat. However, the incident raised question on whether a batsman should walk when he has knowingly edged it. In the past, players like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have edged a ball and have not walked. Dhoni did not walk in the Adelaide ODI and India won a tense game while Kohli did not walk after edging Trent Boult in the Wellington Test in 2014.Pujara has been in sensational form ever since the tour of Australia. He smashed three centuries in tough conditions in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney and his tally of 500+ runs at an average of 74 helped India win a Test series in Australia for the first-time ever. Pujara faced the most number of deliveries in a four-Test series and it played a vital role in India creating history.It has been a topsy-turvy game after Karnataka reached 275 in the first innings with Shreyas Gopal hitting 87 and Jaydev Unadkat taking 4/50. Saurashtra were bowled out for 236, giving Karnataka a vital 39-run lead with Ronit More taking 6/50 but Karnataka were dismissed for 239 with Dharmendrasinh Jadeja taking 5/78. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Cheteshwar Pujara hit three centuries in Australia.Pujara’s fifty in Ranji quarterfinal helped Saurashtra chase 372.Saurashtra could face Vidarbha in the final of the Ranji Trophy.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Sister act leads Wisconsin
GREGORY DIXON/Herald photoFor the Wisconsin women’s soccer team, having a pair of sisters on the squad is nothing new. In fact, the Badgers latest pair, Stephanie and Tricia Krombach, is the fourth set of sisters to play together in the last five years. Along with the Krombachs, Jenny and Kelly Kundert played together in 2000-01, Mary and Stacy Omundson shared the field in 2005-06, and Katy and Molly Meuer were teammates in 2004.Tricia, a junior forward, transferred to Wisconsin from Purdue during the offseason. For Stephanie, a sophomore forward, this presented a unique situation.”In high school, I was always the little Krombach, but when I came here, I had my own team and my own thing,” Stephanie said. “It was weird getting used to her being here, but she always is a really good role model for me and keeps me on track.”For Tricia, the decision to transfer from Purdue to Wisconsin really came down to differences in focus, attitudes, and values.”Purdue just was not my style. Basically, I just did not value the same things in a sport as the other girls did; I found those values here at Wisconsin,” Tricia said.In addition, the opportunity to be able to play with her sister, Stephanie, was another aspect that made transfer even more appealing for Tricia Krombach. “It’s great. I absolutely love it. I am very blessed to be able to play with my sister,” Tricia said.”I played with her in high school for two years, and now I get to finish my career with her.”On and off the field, Tricia and Stephanie are two very distinct individuals, and it shows in the ways that they interact with their teammates.”It’s kind of funny because they’re each really different,” senior forward Taylor Walsh said. “Steph is carefree, fun and relaxed; she lightens the mood when it needs to be lightened.Tricia is kind of the opposite; when things need to be serious and we need to get down to business, Tricia is the one to make sure that happens,” Walsh said.From a team standpoint, while they are both forwards, each of the Krombach sisters has their own strengths and each adds something different to the team.”[Tricia] brings a dimension of a pretty competitive mentality and a good physical presence especially in the air and in and around the box,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “[Stephanie] brings the ability to get around the corner and to be able to create things in the offensive third.”The physical presence that Tricia brings to the Badgers likely has come as a result of her strong work ethic and perseverance in the weight room and in practice.”She is always really intense in practice, and she is always one of the hardest workers,” Stephanie said of her sister. “She is always really fit, so she kind of sets the bar for fitness for people to reach.”On Sunday, as the Badgers defeated Northern Arizona, Tricia had a huge impact, scoring the Badgers’ only goal in the eighth minute on a corner kick by Sheri Ferron.”It was awesome,” Walsh said. “I kind of whiffed the ball, and Tricia was right there to finish it; it was perfect because she was in the right place as the right time.” The goal for Tricia was her first of the season and as a Badger, but what made it even more special was the fact that it was the first goal of her collegiate career.”I didn’t know what to do; it kind of hit me as a shock,” Tricia said.”I just threw my hands in the air, but nothing came out of my mouth; I was just shocked that I even scored a goal.”
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Standard Chartered Names Drogba as Digital Bank Ambassador
Standard Chartered Bank has announced that football legend and Ivorian icon, Didier Drogba, will be endorsing the Bankâ€™s first digital bank in Africa as its â€˜Digital Bank Ambassadorâ€™.As part of this role, the former Chelsea star will be promoting the digital bank inÂ CÃ´te d’Ivoire, set to disrupt the traditional banking sector in the nation.Drogba will lend his voice and image rights through a series of marketing and community engagement activities over the next 12 months as part of the campaign.Â He also becomes the first person in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire to open a fully digital account at Standard Chartered Bank. Set to launch in Abidjan, CÃ´te d’Ivoire onÂ March 14, 2018, Standard Charteredâ€™s first and fully digital retail bank in West Africa marks an important milestone in the Bankâ€™s path towards innovation and has been designed with continuous feedback from its clients.Commenting on the new collaboration, Regional CEO, Africa & Middle East, Sunil Kaushal, said:Â â€œWe are thrilled to be working with Didier Drogba to launch our first digital bank. Drogba is an inspiration, not only due to his athletic excellence, but also for his generosity and commitment to giving back to his fellow Ivorians.Drogbaâ€™s priorities and ideals are very much in line with the bank, making him an ideal partner for this momentous new offering.Â The launch of our digital bank in CÃ´te d’Ivoire is an important chapter in our developing turnaround story for the region.Â Going digital also means progression, not just for our business, but also for our clients, and we look forward to revealing details of our first-ever digital bank very soonâ€.Regional Head of Corporate Affairs and Brand and Marketing, Africa and Middle East, Olga Arara Kimani, said:Â â€œDidier Drogba was the natural choice for us to launch this exciting, truly digital bank. He is a hero and a role model in CÃ´te d’Ivoire and has always demonstrated his strong emotional ties to his home country. This partnership opens up a great opportunity tocontribute to the social and economic wellbeing of the country where we have been operating since 2001.Â The campaign which Drogba will spearhead aims at not only raising awareness for our innovative digital offering but also at further enhancing financial literacy across the country, and this is an exceptionally important undertaking for the future ofÂ CÃ´te d’Ivoire.â€Speaking on his new endorsement, Drogba said:Â â€œI am excited to be working with Standard Chartered Bank and honoured to be chosen to support their efforts to enhance accessibility to banking services for the people of my country.â€œThis is an initiative which I am truly proud to be a part of, as the cause is close to my heart. I am also looking forward to spending more quality time inÂ CÃ´te d’IvoireÂ and getting involved in a cause that is of high importance to the local community. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and canâ€™t wait to engage with my fans on social media to spread the word.â€Chief Executive Officer, CÃ´te d’Ivoire, Isaac Foly, said:Â â€œNot only am I thrilled to be working with Didier Drogba on behalf of Standard Chartered Bank, I am thrilled to be working with him as a fellow Ivorian. Drogba represents the true values and ideals of our great country and has truly been a role model for the young population of CÃ´te d’Ivoire. We look forward to working with Drogba to help increase access to financial services across the country. Throughout his career, he has never forgotten where he came from and always made his fellow Ivorians proud. This, indeed, makes him the perfect partner for this launch.â€ThroughÂ the launch of the digital bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Drogba hope to bridge the gap between the traditional banking model and the new, digital savvy generation in CÃ´te d’Ivoire, aiming to make banking services simple, more accessible and convenient.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs ready to take on Sabres: ‘They’re for real and not a team you take lightly’
“These Buffalo Sabres are just getting started.”Right on, @NHLNetwork. #LetsGoBuffalo ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ZXh5asrmEd— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 1, 2018The Maple Leafs (19-8-0) will face the Sabres for the first of four head-to-head games starting on Tuesday at KeyBank Arena. Toronto is in search of their fifth-straight win while Buffalo (17-8-3), who have now lost three in a row (0-2-1) after their long win streak, could pass the Leafs for second in the Atlantic Division with a regulation win.“I’ve been impressed with their team, their structure, their speed, their work ethic, the whole thing,” Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said following Tuesday’s morning skate. “I think they’ve got a good hockey club.”Pretty soon Leaf fans won’t be able to buy tickets here because Buffalo fans will have bought them already.”In 2016, the Sabres were 8-9-5 at the end of November and in 2017 they were 6-15-4. This season they were 17-7-3 when the calendar turned to December.Forward Mitchell Marner has always been impressed with the type of talent the Sabres have had since he came into the league in 2016 but said that he feels their early season success has allowed them to flourish.“They’ve always had skilled players but the confidence of their team just keeps getting higher and higher as the games go on,” he commented. “I think that’s something they probably didn’t have before and they’ve added a couple of players that have really helped the team.”Two of their most significant additions, forward Jeff Skinner and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, have made immediate impacts. Skinner, who was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Aug. 2, is second on the Sabres in points (28) and in the NHL (20), behind Patrik Laine’s 20. Dahlin, who was selected first overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, leads all rookie defensemen in points with 14 (two goals, 12 assists) and is fourth in scoring among all rookies.Forward Jack Eichel, now in his fourth NHL season, is scoring at the highest pace of his career, with 32 points (five goals, 27 assists) in 28 games as he centers a line with Skinner and right wing Sam Reinhart.“They’ve got a lot of depth, obviously a lot of young talent with guys who can put the puck in the net,” Maple Leafs forward John Tavares said. “Skinner has played really well for them and Eichel is obviously a force out there.”When you have success it builds a lot of confidence, especially amongst a young group. I’m sure they’re feeling like they’re having a lot of fun and feel good about their game so tonight will be a good test for us.”Dahlin had nine points (one goal, eight assists) and was plus-nine during the Sabres 10-game win streak. Marner said Dahlin is a dynamic player who the Maple Leafs will pay extra attention towards making sure he is accounted for. If there were any doubts about whether the Buffalo Sabres have turned a corner, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews noted their recent 10-game win streak as evidence they have.“They’ve been playing some really good hockey as of late,” Matthews said. “They were on that hot stretch and a lot of guys, I think everybody in the league, took notice that they’re for real and not a team you take lightly,” “I’ve seen a couple of his highlights, I think everyone knew where he was drafted that he has a lot of skill and is very smart with that puck and can make plays,” he said. “I think you just have to be aware of him jumping in the rush, they’ve got a couple guys that can do that.”Matthews agreed the Sabres are effective at using their defense to generate offense.“Their defense are moving the puck, they’re up in the rush all the time, and their forwards have been dynamic for them,” Matthews said. “It’s going to be another good challenge for us tonight, it’s a good rivalry, it’s going to be a good atmosphere.”
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Two Democrats cite Covid-19 concerns, urge quick finish to 2020 legislative session
DES MOINES — Two eastern Iowa legislators — both Democrats — have urged leaders to take more precautions in the state capitol to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo suggests the legislature complete its work as quickly as possible and adjourn for the year. “Our capitol is certainly a place where different viruses and colds are spread easily because people come from all over the state of Iowa, meet with us…and it’s very easy quite often stuff is transmitted through this capitol,” Dotzler says.Dotzler has suggested hand sanitizer dispensers be placed throughout the statehouse. “It might help remind some of the individuals that are out there to shake our hands that, I guess, we should probably work more toward fist bumps or elbow bumps,” Dotzler says.Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City says getting the 2020 legislative session concluded quickly makes some sense. “I know across the state businesses are preparing,” Bolkcom says. “I know our universities are preparing for classes not to continue and figuring out how to finish the semester online.”Bolkcom made his comments late last week, BEFORE state officials revealed there are SEVEN presumptive positive cases of Covid-19 in Johnson County. “The capitol is a place where people from all over the state visit on a daily basis. It’s kind of an incumbator for colds and flus and potentially the spread of Covid-19,” Bolkcom says. “I hope we don’t have to deal with it.”The top Republican in the Iowa Senate says legislative leaders are talking with the governor on a regular basis and prepared to follow her recommendations.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Duncan And Associates Donations Really Stack Up
Submitted by Duncan & AssociatesThis is one example of a sculpture created with donated canned food by Duncan and Associates employees to benefit the Food Bank.Beginning each October 1, Duncan & Associates begin a canned food drive donation to benefit the Thurston County Food Bank.Each associate donates canned food and then splits into teams and puts their creative efforts together to create a “sculpture” using the canned goods.Each entry is then judged and a winner chosen based on their level of crativity.The winning team recieved a monetary prize which they donated to the food bank as well as the food collected. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz 1,500 People Placed by SideWalk
Facebook156Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SideWalkToday, SideWalk volunteers helped their 1,500th participant escape homelessness and move into a safe place to call home.“This is a big thing,” said Phil Owen, Executive Director of SideWalk. “People on the streets rely on SideWalk as the fastest path to leave homelessness behind, and we’re proud to have served so many people. We did this because of our committed team of volunteers and strong community support, and I want to thank them for keeping us going.”SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program, started in 2012, helps on average about 300 people per year move into a new home. It offers advocacy, support, and small amounts of short-term rental assistance to help people experiencing homelessness overcome financial barriers to moving in to a safe place to call home. Roughly 80% of the people served via SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program are still off the streets one year after placement. Currently, accounting for all costs such as direct cash assistance and overhead, it costs SideWalk on average $1,047 to help one person experiencing homelessness escape the streets – period.Indicating its continued improvement, SideWalk volunteers helped their 500th person escape homelessness in September 2015, after 3 years of operations. 4 years later, SideWalk volunteers helped another 1000 people.“We won’t rest on our laurels, though,” Phil Owen said. “While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we know the need for our work will continue. If you’re experiencing homelessness, SideWalk volunteers are here to help.” People experiencing homelessness can visit http://walkthurston.org/gethelp to learn more about SideWalk’s work and how their volunteers help.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Spaniards around the world: Dani Ramírez, Borjas Martín, Víctor Ruiz …
In Portugal we find one of the great nonsense of the day. The Famalicao, great revelation of the NOS League, fell 0-7 against Vitória de Guimaraes, who had no mercy with the team of Álex Centelles and Toni Martínez. Those of Vila Nova, who played with a player less since 23 ’for the expulsion of Anderson, lost the opportunity to finish the day in third position.Yes it is third the Honka, which rose to the third place of his group in the Suomen Cup thanks to a goal from the Canary Borjas Martín In the discount. Those of Espoo, who started the competition with a draw and a defeat, achieved their first win of the season and in the next day will be measured at TPS Turku.He also suffered to take the three points St. Gallen, who had to play the last minutes of his game against Servette with one player less after the expulsion of Valencian Victor Ruiz. Those of San Galo prevailed thanks to a goal from Itten and continue to lead the Swiss First Division with the same points as the Young Boys. Jordi Quintillá, who also started, played 90 minutes in the midfield of Peter Zeidler’s.Tables in the Costa Rican classicThe weekend also left Spanish protagonists in America. Without going any further the Alajuelense of the sports director Agustin Lleida he reaped a home draw in the Costa Rican classic against Saprissa. The Guabirá of Bruno Easter, which ended with a streak of three consecutive losses 2-1 imposing Bolivar at the Opening of Bolivia.In Nicaragua he highlighted Pablo Gállego, who opened the scoring in the visit of his club, Managua FC, which was his first team in the Central American country, Real Estelí. The confrontation between two of the teams called to play the Clausura ended with a 0-2 visitor victory. After reaping three victories and one defeat in the first four days, Gállego’s team is second.It is also second, although in Mexico, the Pumas de Michel Gonzalez, which beat Atlético de San Luis 4-0 and is the only team in the MX League that after five days still does not know defeat. “It has been a more complex game than the result reflects,” said the Spanish coach after the meeting.In Asia, the achievement of the Vissel Kobe of Andres Iniesta Y Sergi Samper, which was proclaimed champion of Supercopa in Japan after defeating Yokohama Marinos in a round of agonizing penalties in which there were up to nine consecutive failures. The Mohun Bagan of Kibu Vicuña also lives a great moment, which defeated Punjab 1-0 with Fran Morante, Fran González and Joseba Beitia in the 11th and already accumulates nine consecutive games without losing. The return of the Ekstraklasa (Polish First Division) marked the weekend in code ‘Spaniards around the world’. We also have protagonists in Cyprus, where ‘Spanish AEK Larnaca’ managed to impose itself on APOEL, or in Greece, where Marc Fernández and Fran Vélez signed the goals of the draw between Asteras Tripolis and Aris de Thessaloniki.Poland smells like football againThe return of the Polish First Division marked the European weekend. Santi Samanes, Already recovered from the pubalgia that kept him away from the playing fields since his arrival in Poland, he played his first minutes with Arka Gdynia, who fell at home (0-1) against the Krakow of Rubio López. They also debuted in the competition Carlos Moros Y Samu Corral, Headlines during the visit of the LKS Lodz to the Warsaw Legia. The spring knights came forward in 53 ’, but the leader turned the scoreboard in the final minutes. He signed it 3-1 José Kanté, whose role in the attack of the Vukovic team will be crucial after the departure of Jaroslaw Niezgoda to the MLS.Like Kanté, he also ‘wet’ Jorge Felix -Recently elected best foreigner of 2019 in the Ekstraklasa-, which opened the scoring in the Piast Gliwice victory over Zaglebie. And although he did it with the subsidiary, he also scored Dani Ramírez, whom the accumulation of cards prevented him from playing this weekend with the first team of Lech Poznan. The Spaniard, brand new winter signing of the railroad, will be under the command of Dariusz Zuraw to visit Krakow next Sunday.The Asteras Tripolis-Aris of the 23rd round in the Greek Super League also had a Spanish flavor. Six Spaniards – Dani Suárez, Marc Fernández and Xesc Regís for the locals and Julián Cuesta, Fran Vélez and Matilla for the visitors – were headlines and two of them signed the only two goals of the match: Vélez advanced to Aris in the 13th minute and Fernández matched the light in the 26 ’. Borja Fernández, Albert Riera and José Luis Valiente were the changes of the Asteras in the second half.Also in Greece, although in the Third Division, it is worth noting the triumph of AO Trikala, which won 1-0 against Aspropyrgos Enosis thanks to a lonely goal by the Spanish Diego Peláez, former Teruel, Conquense or Mirandés.In Cyprus it was AEK Larnaca who monopolized all the prominence. The team whose sports management occupies Arnal Llibert managed to defeat APOEL and did it with eight Spanish soccer players in 11: Toño Ramírez, Acorán Barrera, José Manuel Fernández, Román Golobart, Mikel González, José Naranjo, Lluís Sastre and Joan Truyols. It is curious, therefore, that the only goal of the match was signed by Dutch Hector Hevel.
Category: wfdfymautuvzduuz Equity Assurance Gets New MD
Equity Assurance Ltd., New MD/CEO, N’KattaEquity Assurance Limited, one of the leading insurance companies operating in the country, has appointed a new managing director (MD) or chief executive officer (CEO), to steer the affairs of the company into a more brighter and vibrant future.The new CEO is Mathieu N’Katta, an Ivorian with many years of experience in the insurance industry across the African continent.Mr. N’Katta, whose appointment was announced over the weekend at the peak of his career, worked as regional expert insurance risk manager, African Subsidiaries in 11 countries as head of the management control and financial management division at Equity Assurance subsidiaries in West Africa.He later worked at the Millennium Assurances Internationals IARD (SUNU Group-Non-Life Insurance Company, Abidjan) as Chief of Underwriting Department.The appointment of Mr. N’Katta, according to Equity Assurance Ltd Board Chairman, Steve Kolubah, is part of the ongoing rebranding exercises of the entity.“This appointment brings to an end the tenure of the entity’s interim leadership,” Mr. Kolubah said at a recent press conference. He expressed gratitude because the appointment of Mr. N’Katta has brought an end to the transition period.“I want to let you know that we are not only strong as a company, I am also happy to announce to you that Equity Assurance has a new MD,” Kolubah said.He said that by July, and with the approval from the Central Bank of Liberia, going through the necessary documentation and paper’s filing, the company will be known as SUNU Assurances Liberia Limited.N’Katta holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Managerial Business Administration Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource from the Society for Creative Innovations, USA.He also has a Master Degree in Actuarial Science and Risk Management from the INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE FELIX HOUPHOUET BOIGNY in Abidjan. He also served as an underwriter at the Nouvelle d’Assurances Côte d’Ivoire in its technical and commercial department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)