Bolingbroke resigns as Inter CEO

first_imgMichael Bolingbroke has resigned as CEO of Inter Milan and been replaced by the Suning Sports group’s vice-president, Liu Jun, on an interim basis.Inter said yesterday that its board of directors accepted Bolingbroke’s resignation “with immediate effect”.A club statement says that Liu, who is Chinese, will be based at Inter’s Milan headquarters.Bolingbroke, an Englishman who formerly worked at Manchester United, came to Inter after the club was purchased by Indonesian entrepreneur Erick Thohir three years ago.Suning, the Chinese retail giant, took control of 70 percent of Inter in June, with Thohir retaining 30.Inter fired Manager Frank de Boer last week. Former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli is expected to be named as new coach.Inter is ninth in Serie A, 13 points behind leader Juventus.- APlast_img read more

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RTP Donates 400 Footballs to MOE

first_imgRight To Play (RTP)-Liberia Country Director, Marie Josephine Kora Thama, on behalf of her organization has donated 400 footballs to authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE).In her presentation statement yesterday in the courtyard of the MOE in Monrovia, Madam Thama informed the outgoing Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh about the importance RTP attaches to playing, involving outdoor sporting activities, to the learning of school going children.The exercise, according to her, is being formulated by RTP for school authorities to educate students and make them become peace builders in their respective communities. “We train local teachers and community leaders to make education fun so that kids become excited to learn and engage their lessons with physical fitness following play,” Madam Thama asserted.She reminded the MOE officials who attended yesterday’s ceremony that RTP games and activities teach the children important life-saving lessons, like how to wash their hands and use a mosquito net.For that purpose, RTP Country Director further donated a set of Ebola preventive materials which included a well-designed hand washing bucket with faucets and several bottles of hand sanitizers.According to her, while food, water and shelter are essential, so is a childhood that is complete with education and opportunities to actively engage with other children in play.As such, Madam Thama informed the gathering that there are areas of the world today where children are not able to experience the benefits of play, admonishing that “this is the problem that we must tackle.”“At the core of every activity is our Reflect-Connect-Apply approach, which encourages children to examine their experiences, relate those experiences to what they already know and apply that learning to their daily lives,” Madam Thama emphasized.In response, Minister Tarpeh expressed the Ministry’s gratitude to RTP-Liberia for the donations, saying, “It will make a lot of difference in that it will motivate the teachers to identify with the children while on the field of play.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ghana investors interested in Guyana’s oil industry

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon was paid a courtesy call by an investment company based in Ghana.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon with executive members of the JKB Oil Ventures Limited of GhanaThe team comprised J Kofi Bucknor, Richelle Case, Emman Samson, and Sudeep Mondal of JKB Oil Ventures Limited.The delegation was accompanied by Mark B Duncan of EnerMech Mechanical Services Incorporated, the oil company’s consultant. The brief meeting took place in the Minister of State’s Office, Ministry of the Presidency.During the discussions, Minister Harmon said that the Government was on the verge of improving the quality of life for citizens in Guyana and informed the visiting delegation of President David Granger’s vision to ensure that Guyana’s oil wealth benefitted not only Guyanese but the wider Caribbean Region as well.“Guyana is a land of great potential … but that potential [was] never realised. Now we are on the cusp of realising that potential… to provide a good quality of life to our people,” he said.Bucknor noted that “there are two areas that are of our interest: services for the oil and gas companies buttressed by robust training initiatives and also the infrastructure that needs to be developed around the oil and gas sector. We believe that it is very important to … spearhead an initiative to build a port facility on shore to service the industry on shore, so that we can capture a lot of the revenues and a lot of the training opportunities in country,” he said.Following the initial 2015 oil find, Guyana has become a hotspot for foreign investors.last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Southampton to beat Liverpool to Champions League place?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman tells Danny Kelly and Danny Murphy why the bookies believe Southampton, rather than Liverpool, are more likely to finish in a top four spot.The Saints lost 1-0 to Swansea on Sunday afternoon, while the Reds picked up all three points with a 2-0 win over West Ham on Saturday.He also turns his attention to Andy Murray’s Australian Open final defeat, and claims the Scot can still have a hugely successful 2015 season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS – PORTSALON HOSTS ITS FOURTH WINTER LINKS OUTING

first_imgMulroy Winter LinksThe fourth outing of the Mulroy Winter Links will be staged at Rosapenna golf course on Saturday 9th November and will played on the Old Tom Morris course. If for any reason you cannot play please contact either Rosapenna or Portsalon golf clubs this will enable a member from the reserve list play . The success of the competition will be down to the Mulroy Links members. Gaeltacht LeagueThe Gaeltacht League match which was scheduled for Saturday last at Cruit Island was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. The next Gaeltacht League match is scheduled for Saturday 16th November at Cloughaneely golf club. EventsOn Sunday 3rd November it’s a members competition and on Wednesday 6h November t’s a gent’s open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub. Good news for visitors to Portsalon Golf Club for the Wednesday open competitions with the visitor entry fee for the open competitions reduced to €15.Special Offer New MembersFancy some free golf? A special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy two months free golf. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2014 and get November and December 2013 free. Alternatively you can sign up and pay by instalments of €240 November and December. For further information please contact 074 9159459.Winter RulesWinter rules are now in place for in order to protect the surrounds of our greens during the Autumn and Winter months.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced a bit earlier than usual in order to allow the green staff carry out repairs to some of the fairways. ResultsThe winner of the open competition played on Wednesday was 31st was Aidan Mc Alary On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Kieran O’Neill (13) 38 points, runner up Anthony Toland (15) 37 points, gross Kevin Mc Gonigle (5) 29 points third Michael Shields (14) 37 points. The CSS was 37 pointsOn Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com Divot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box and should you forget there is another chance to pick up a bag on the second tee box. . Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS – PORTSALON HOSTS ITS FOURTH WINTER LINKS OUTING was last modified: November 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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Photos: ‘Space Jam 2’ will feature these NBA, WNBA stars

first_img“Space Jam 2” is more than a few years away, but a report by The Athletics’ Shams Charania offered a clue to the NBA and WNBA players expected to have roles in the film.Of course, Lakers star LeBron James will have the starring role, but the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson will have a part. He’ll be joined by the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard and soon-to-be-Laker Anthony Davis. WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike will also be featured, Charania said. All of them would …last_img read more

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Man shot dead in J&K, cow vigilantes blamed

first_imgA civilian was shot dead and another injured by an armed group in the Chenab Valley’s Bhaderwah district, sparking violent protests amid curfew in the communally-sensitive area.Armed assailants opened fire at Nayeem Ahmed Shah, 50, a resident of Qilla Mohalla in Bhaderwah and Yasir Hussain, around 2 a.m. when they were on the way home from Basti village along with their horses. Mr. Shah died on the spot.“Around eight men stopped us and hurled abuses near a bridge at Nalthi village. They were cow vigilantes. One of them fired at Mr. Shah on the forehead,” said an eyewitness Hussian, who also suffered injuries in the attack.A country-made single-barrel gun was used to open fire. The accused’s relatives, in a counter-claim, said “fire was opened after spotting suspicious movement.”Meanwhile, seven accused were arrested and the eighth is on the run, according to the locals.Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, M.K. Sinha said curfew was imposed in the town after the incident.Without divulging details, Mr. Sinha said Mr. Shah was killed and another person injured “in a firing incident.” “The situation is under control,” he added. Army called outThe Army was called out when locals staged violent protests in Seri Bazaar, Tekiya Chowk, and Pasri Bus Stand. Several vehicles and government property were damaged by the protesters. The agitators attacked the Bhaderwah police station with stones. Tear gas shells were fired to control the situation, a police official said.Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh, president of Bhaderwah’s Anjuman-e-Islamia, said, “It’s a cold blooded murder. All accused should be arrested.” Shutdown callMeanwhile, separatists Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have called for a Valley-wide shutdown over the incident.Peoples Democratic Party MLA Firdous Tak blamed cow vigilantes. “Mr. Shah was murdered by cow vigilantes. The silence of the nation is noticeable,” said Mr. Tak. Omar for probeNational Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said, “The frequency and severity of cow vigilante violence has been a dreadful hallmark of the Modi-led Central government. I urge the incumbent administration to initiate a time-bound inquiry into the incident and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.”Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed the incident “unfortunate.” “It’s time to exercise restraint instead of causing provocation. We are in constant touch with the district and State administration as well as police high-ups. I have also spoken to Governor Satya Pal Malik,” said Mr. Singh.last_img read more

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India a win away from reclaiming ICC Test top spot

first_imgPublished on Indian team celebrate after winning the historic 500th Test against New Zealand, at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.   –  The Hindu × COMMENTS September 27, 2016 RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL India will reclaim the ICC Test Rankings top spot from Pakistan if it wins the second Test against New Zealand starting on Friday in Kolkata.The victory in its 500th Test in Kanpur meant that India is now one victory away from reclaiming the ICC Test Championship mace from Pakistan. India had entered the three-match series against the Kiwis, trailing Pakistan by one point and needed to win the series to move ahead of its traditional rival.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was the star of the Kanpur win, also climbed one place to occupy second position in the ICC Test Rankings among bowlers.Ashwin’s match haul of 10-225, that helped India notch up a 197-run victory in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur yesterday has seen him overtake England’s James Anderson by one point. He is now within seven points of number-one ranked Dale Steyn of South Africa, who leads the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers with 878 points.Another strong performance in the Kolkata Test, which starts on Friday, will potentially see Ashwin top the bowling charts for the second time this year after first claiming the number-one position last year following the Boxing Day Tests.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson also climbed up one place each to occupy second position among batsmen. Williamson has edged England’s Joe Root by one point with innings of 75 and 25 to reach 879 points. Australia captain Steve Smith leads the rankings with 906 points.However, to move ahead or edge even closer to Smith, Williamson will have to produce strong performances in the remaining two Tests.Ashwin also contributed with a useful innings of 40 to consolidate his position at the top of the list of all-rounders. Ashwin has reached a career-best rating of 450, opening up a 66-point gap with second-placed Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.There was not much to cheer for other New Zealand batsmen apart from Williamson, but for India, opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made significant gains.Vijay and Pujara, who became the first Indian pair in 10 years to notch century partnerships in both innings of a Test match, moved up from joint-20th position to joint-16th position.Other Indian batsmen to move up were Lokesh Rahul, who gained five ranks to reach 57th position, and Rohit Sharma, who gained two slots to reach 52nd rank.center_img SHARE Indian team celebrate after winning the historic 500th Test against New Zealand, at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.   –  The Hindu cricket India wins historic 500th Test by 197 runs against NZ COMMENT Can reclaim the Test Championship mace from Pakistan if it wins in Kolkata Test against New Zealandlast_img read more

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Giannis Scores 32 to Help Bucks Breeze Past Kings

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t the least bit surprised that Milwaukee’s most lopsided win of the season coincided with one of the Bucks’ best defensive games.The NBA’s most improved player last year also issued a warning of sorts to his teammates.“We can’t hide now,” Antetokounmpo said after scoring 19 of his 32 points in the third quarter of Millwaukee’s 112-87 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. “We did it today, we played really hard defensively so we have to keep doing that. No excuses as a team.”The Bucks have been erratic at times on both ends of the court this season and had dropped three of four before jumping on the Kings early.Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd credited his team’s defense but also praised the offense. The Bucks shot 59 percent with 26 assists.“There was nothing that was forced,” Kidd said. “The ball moved, we didn’t hold it, we didn’t back down, we didn’t dribble 10 times to take a shot. Our guys trusted one another.”Eric Bledsoe had 21 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Bucks, who won for the second time in five games. Khris Middleton scored 12 points.Milwaukee led by as many as 36 and won despite not scoring a second-chance point.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the first quarter, but was at his best coming out of halftime. He went 6 for 8 from the field in the third, including a rare 3-pointer.It was Antetokounmpo’s eighth 30-point game this season.“When the ball moves everybody’s got energy,” Antetokounmpo said. “Whenever we move the ball like that as a team it’s easy to find one another. It looks good and that’s what we have to keep doing.”Milwaukee has won three straight against Sacramento.The Bucks were crisp early, but they didn’t pull away until a 20-3 run midway through the second quarter. Bledsoe scored 11 during the run, and Middleton made two free throws to put Milwaukee up 61-34 at halftime.Garrett Temple scored 18 for the Kings, and Buddy Hield added 13 points. Willie Cauley-Stein had 10 points and 10 rebounds.Sacramento came out flat and never recovered, one day after rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors.Even after Jason Kidd emptied his bench in the fourth quarter, Sacramento struggled to get the lead under 30.The Kings committed 11 turnovers in the first half and repeatedly allowed Antetokounmpo to get into the paint for easy buckets.“That was not a game,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We struggled right from the jump. They are extremely athletic and they gave us problems with their length, and they made shots tonight.”Jason Terry, who spent a few brief moments with the Kings in 2014 before being traded to Houston, was booed every time he touched the ball. He made a 3-pointer that put the Bucks up 92-56.TIP-INSBucks: Middleton was a game-time decision because of illness. … Antetokounmpo ‘s 3-pointer was only his second make from beyond the arc in the past nine games. … John Henson was charged with a technical foul after hanging onto the rim following a dunk in the first quarter.Kings: Sacramento missed seven of its first 12 free-throw attempts. … The Kings are 0-4 on the second night of back-to-backs. … Rookie De’Aaron Fox shot 2 of 10 and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.GETTING A RESTThe Bucks most lopsided win since beating Washington 123-96 on Dec. 23, 2016 allowed Kidd to get most of his starters plenty of rest. Tony Snell logged 29 minutes while Antetokounmpo played 26 and Middleton played 23. “It’s always good to see Giannis not at 38 and Khris at 40 or even Tony at 40,” Kidd said. “The guys were really professional, took care of business.”DEFENSIVE BREAKDOWNWhile Milwaukee was celebrating its defensive effort, Sacramento was grumbling about its defense which allowed the Bucks multiple uncontested shots. “We didn’t do the things we needed to do to make it a close game,” Kings guard Frank Mason said. “They got anywhere they wanted on the court, a lot of easy lay-ups, uncontested shots, things like that.”UP NEXTBucks: Play at Portland on Thursday.Kings: Begin a four-game road trip against Chicago on Friday.—MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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