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Two more 2018 World Cup stadiums in Russia delayed

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The new document did not specify exactly when in 2018 the two stadiums, which will each hold 45,000 fans, would be completed.The delays at the Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd stadiums follow earlier troubles at other arenas, most notably the 68,000-seat stadium in St. Petersburg, which has endured repeated delays and cost increases in a decade-long construction project.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentWorld Cup organizers have not commented on the latest delays, but have previously said they expect all stadiums to be ready for the tournament. EDITORS’ PICK View comments NBA: Kings’ Cousins fined $25,000 for in-game tantrum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOSCOW — Two more stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russia have fallen behind schedule, this time in the cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod.An amendment to spending plans published on a Russian government website has changed to 2018 the dates when both stadiums will be ready for use. They had previously been listed for completion in December 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capaslast_img read more

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No long-term deal yet for Whitmore

first_img EXPOSING PLAYERS With regards to the squad selected for the game against Trinidad and Tobago, Whitmore said they will continue to expose players.. “It does not really matter whether it is a FIFA date, this is something we want for the local national players to have enough games for them to expose themselves, for them to expose themselves in environment like this. “Against quality opponents like a Trinidad and Tobago, who are preparing for two World Cup Qualifying games, it gives us a chance to look at other players. We need more games like these for our local players. This is our base,” he added. The game against Canada will be on a FIFA date, so the group will be a balance of local and overseas based professionals. “For the Canada game it will be a balance of overseas and local players. We want to give them proper international games. We don’t want to just be practising alone,” Whitmore pointed out. National senior men’s interim coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore confirmed that he is yet to get a permanent deal, but will continue to be in charge for two upcoming friendly international games. Whitmore’s initial arrangement ended last month, after he carried Jamaica to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, where they were beaten 2-1 by the United States. Interim Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Bruce Gaynor told The Gleaner earlier this week that the federation intends to finalise the details of a contract with Whitmore. He also confirmed that Whitmore agreed to coach the Reggae Boyz ahead of their August 24 friendly international against Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago. Whitmore was given an interim deal by the late JFF President Captain Horace Burrell in September 2016. The Reggae Boyz will oppose Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors on August 24 at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Trinidad before taking on Canada on September 2 at the BMO Stadium in Toronto, Canada. However, Whitmore said a deal is yet to be done. “I’m not in any contract talking with the federation (JFF), but you know we have two friendly games against Trinidad and Tobago and Canada and I’m in charge, so I don’t know what will happen after these games,” Whitmore told The Gleaner yesterday during the Reggae Boyz training session at the University of the West Indies/JFF/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. “It is the same interim arrangement as in the Gold Cup, so again, I’m willing and ready to serve my country regardless of what. I only hope something can be put in writing soon. I am just interim at the moment, and for me, nothing has been done where a deal is concerned,” he explainedlast_img read more

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England relegate Kenya to Bowl in Hong Kong

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 28 – Kenya’s hopes of reaching a second Main Cup quarter-final this season crashed when they were relegated the Bowl, after failing to register a win in Pool D at the sixth round of the Rugby World Sevens Series in Hong Kong on Saturday. Kenya will now seek to collect eight points as they did in Las Vegas when they face Canada in the Bowl quarter-finals Sunday morning at 4:30am.England relegated Felix Ochieng charges to the Bowl in the opening Day Two fixture, after overcoming the Kenyans 17-7 before losing 19-12 to Wales in their last preliminary fixture to see Shujaa trail the pool on three points.Against England, vice captain and the country’s record scorer Collins Injera, grounded the only try for Kenya with England who collected their second win founding their tries through Tom Bowell, James Rodwell and Phil Burgess.Felix Ochieng charges will know their opponents in the Bowl after they play their final preliminary fixture against Wales at 10: 12am who have also lost two matches after going down 40-12 to Mike Friday’s USA.Kenya who began the match lively seeking to bounce back from Friday’s 21-24 defeat to USA, lost possession in the fourth minute after conceding a penalty at the centre, to see England restart the build-up brilliantly to enable Bowel open the scoring from a well crafted unconverted try from the left corner.The English men continued with their dominance, managing to break through the Kenyan defence once again to ground their second unconverted try through Rodwell who powered Daniel Sikuta to ground the set piece try from the left corner as Shujaa trailed 10-0 at the break.Injera brought back Kenya into the game on resumption when he dispossessed England’s Marcus Watson from the rack, to exploit space and power to the try line for his second try of the tournament and 192nd career try, Lavin Asego converted to cut the deficit to 10-7.Asego would then release Billy Odhiambo down the left flank, Odhiambo gaining thirty meters but his rash final delivery to his support player was punished by England who intercepted the pass to extend the lead through Burgess counter attack try as Tom Mitchell converted for the full time result.-Fail to make amends-Kenya failed to make amendments in their final group match, as Luke Morgan’s brace of tries ensured Shujaa bow out from the Main Cup competition winless.Morgan got the Welsh up and running with a sizzling run down the right flank before Sikuta responded with a powerful run to touch down his 10th career try as Asego’s conversion went through for a 7-5 lead at the interval.Sikuta almost grabbed a brace when he found space to power through the left but Morgan denied him with a tackle as replacement scrum half Felix Ayange, cleaned up to find Billy Odhiambo who glided in from close range after good ground work in midfield to extend the lead.Wales were undaunted, as Morgan changed pace before letting in Rhodri Williams level matters, minutes before Morgan proved the show stopper with a jump stop and burst to the try line for the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Hiddink says out of contract Chelsea captain Terry good enough to play on

first_img1 Guus Hiddink claims John Terry is still good enough to continue at the highest level – but insists he has no idea whether he has a future at Chelsea.The long-serving Blues captain made his 703rd – and, potentially, his last – appearance for the club in last Saturday’s 3-2 loss at Sunderland.The 35-year-old, who made his debut in October 1998, was sent off for the second time this season and will serve a two-game suspension.The ban rules Terry out of Wednesday’s Premier League clash at Liverpool and Sunday’s fixture with champions Leicester, when a Stamford Bridge farewell was probable.He is out of contract this summer and, while the ex-England captain insists he wants to extend his stay, the club have yet to make him an offer.“Whether it would’ve been the last game that’s not up to me,” said Hiddink, whose second caretaker spell ends after Sunday’s match with Leicester.“When I make a judgement on how he plays and his fitness on his age, he’s able to play, he’s able to continue.“Where? What the near future is is up to the club, it’s not for me to make declarations on that.”Incoming head coach Antonio Conte has a major say in the final decision over Terry, but one has not been communicated so far.Terry, whose previous sending-off this season came at West Brom in August, has missed some memorable moments with Chelsea through suspension.He was banned for the 2012 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich but joined the celebrations in his full kit, a protocol dictated by UEFA.Reports recently suggested Terry had hired Stamford Bridge for a private party.He has been linked with a move to China, the Middle East and Major League Soccer, but given his reluctance to face Chelsea and their absence from Europe next season, he could also move to another European club.Despite not being available for selection at Anfield or against Leicester, Terry has been training this week.Hiddink added: “He has been training in recent days. Of course, when you come on the pitch for training after being sent off it’s not the most beautiful face.“He started to lift up his morale and trained okay. Of course, not being there in the last two games is a blow for him and for us.” John Terry last_img read more

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Lanes, A.V. pioneers, mark 67 years as pair

first_imgQUARTZ HILL – Frank and Vonnie Lane have been married 67 years and are as much a part of Antelope Valley history as any two people can be. Both members of pioneering Antelope Valley families, they have lived here all their lives, raised three children here and actively participated in community affairs. They’ve been involved in building roads and buildings, the preservation of landmarks and ranching. At their Quartz Hill ranch, they have often entertained politicians and celebrities, including actor Donald O’Connor and his family, state Sen. Newt Russell, Los Angeles County Supervisor Warren Dorn and California Lt. Gov. Ed Reineke. When the Lanes were wed in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 1939, it came after no whirlwind courtship. Their families were neighbors when they were children. Frank, six years Vonnie’s senior, used to cart her and her sister around in his wagon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Frank thought his obligation to be “nice” to the two little girls was a real pain. But then they all grew up. When he and Vonnie met again one night at a dance in Rosamond, he discovered she had turned out to be a real beauty – not a pain at all. “I met her again and that was it,” he said. They honeymooned in Tijuana, where they each bought a pair of spurs for $5, then wound up lunching on bologna because it was all they could afford after splurging like that. “He wooed her and won her, and 67 years later, here they are,” said their oldest daughter, Frances. “You have to admit not many people stay married to each other 67 years these days. “They’ve slowed down some,” said Frances. “For years, they worked really hard for their organizations. They’re still interested in how things are going with them, but now they’re ready to sit back and let younger volunteers do the work.” Frank’s father, George W. Lane, after whom the Quartz Hill park is named, came to the Antelope Valley from Morristown, N.J., in 1908 for his health. Olga Straubinger, Frank’s mother, came from Calabasas to Lancaster the same year and worked at the Western Hotel, now Lancaster’s oldest surviving building and a city museum. Myrtie Webber, co-owner of the hotel, thought the two needed to meet, so she arranged it. George and Olga were married in 1913 and when son Frank was born Dec. 2, 1916, it was at home, assisted by Lancaster midwife “Mom” Everett. Their house was on the west side of what is now Sierra Highway, between Lancaster Boulevard and Avenue I. Two siblings, Robert and Roberta, died in infancy, and Frank was raised alone. George Lane made his living hauling freight with 20-mule teams and later used teams of mules and horses to clear and grade land for many local ranches and roads. He earned enough money to put a down payment on some ranch land at 45th Street West and Avenue K. His property purchases continued as opportunities presented themselves. In the late 1950s, as the Quartz Hill area began to grow, George Lane donated 15 acres of land on 55th Street West to Los Angeles County for the park that is named for him. He also donated the land on 10th Street West, north of Lancaster Boulevard, for the early Lancaster Chamber of Commerce office. That land was sold after several years, when the chamber moved to another building on Lowtree Avenue. Frank and Vonnie bought their Lane Ranch from his parents and raised their family there. Olga Lane lost her life in an automobile accident in 1956 and George died years later at the age of 85. Vonnie, born Yvonne Beery, is the daughter of Lloyd Beery, granddaughter of the late Mike and Rosa Beery, another pioneer family, who lived next door to George and Olga Lane. Frank went to Cedar Avenue Elementary School and graduated in 1935 from Antelope Valley High School. One of his classmates was Virginia Gumm, older sister of Judy Garland. He was still in high school when he started working with a scoop shovel on a project in Littlerock; that was the beginning of his entry into the building construction and materials trade. Frank Lane is among the few remaining local residents who actually participated in the valley’s jackrabbit-clubbing hunts, and who can attest to the reality of pronghorn Antelope roaming the area. Frank has served as a Westside Union School District trustee as well as being on the board of Antelope Valley Union High School District, and has been a director of the Antelope Valley Fair. Vonnie has always kept a low profile, preferring to let Frank take the limelight. But until recently, she has always taken a major working role in the Old Timers Association, which puts on an annual barbecue and in which she served several years as treasurer. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, marinated beets, gelatin with fruit. Tuesday: Braised beef and noodles, vegetable soup, zucchini squash, tossed salad, citrus cup. Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, three-bean salad, tomato juice, lemon pudding. Thursday: Creole chicken, rice pilaf, chicken soup, Normandy vegetables, cottage cheese, cookies. Friday: Ham slice, sweet potatoes, egg-drop soup, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, banana. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arsenal ‘offer Sanchez bigger deal than Pogba to snub Chelsea and stay at club’

first_img1 Alexis Sanchez in action for Arsenal Arsenal are reportedly prepared to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in Premier League history to keep him at the club.The Chilean forward is out of contract in 2018 and is attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester City.Sanchez has cut a frustrated figure at the Emirates in recent months as the Gunners’ season has crumbled and fans fear he could push for a move this summer.However, Arsenal have now tabled a stunning offer in a bid to convince the 28-year-old to stick with them.According to the London Evening Standard, the north Londoners are willing to shatter their wage structure and pay Sanchez £300,000-a-week.That would see the former Barcelona star surpass Manchester United’s record-breaking signing Paul Pogba as the biggest earner in the top-flight.Sanchez is not believed to have responded to the offer but is said to be settled in London.He is likely to wait until the summer for clarity over Arsene Wenger’s future and to see the club’s transfer plans before giving a decision.last_img read more

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Football Talk: Celtic’s Edouard talks, McCrorie’s tribute

first_imgMeanwhile, Ross McCrorie scored a second-half equaliser for Rangers at Pittodrie to ensure the battle to finish second heads on to the final day.Following a combative display in the middle of the park, the youngster dedicated his goal to his unwell gran. A double against Rangers didn’t just endear Odsonne Edouard to the Celtic support but to Parkhead chiefs as well, by the looks of it.The on-loan PSG hitman’s campaign looks to be over after he pulled up short with a hamstring injury during the 3-1 win over Hearts.But Celtic are determined that outing won’t be Edouard’s last in a Hoops jersey.Peter Lawell, the club’s chief executive, is reportedly locked in talks with PSG in a bid to sign the 20-year-old on a permanent basis.last_img read more

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DD Fitness: The Skinny Fat Phenomenon

first_imgThis article is aimed at men. We live in an age where everything is computerised. You name it; you can do it online.The trouble with this is that the majority of our lives are being spent in front of a computer.As men, we sit too much, drink too much coffee, stress too much, don’t sleep enough, have pretty awful diets and don’t exercise enough. Once upon a time, when food was food and there were no computers or video games, people used to go outside.You heard that right, OUTSIDE.You know that place where you go to get into the car, so you can drive to the gym and walk on a treadmill, or spin on a bike.You can spend time out there and do stuff, other than walking to your car. What is the result of the last few years of prosperity and technology? We have a generation of men who are skinny fat!This new body type is probably the unhealthiest that we as men are facing.Skinny fat looks like this:The extremities (arms and legs) are completely normal looking. In some cases they are actually thin, whereas the trunk of the body is carrying quite a bit of excess body-fat.When you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt you will look relatively normal. It won’t look as if there is a problem. However, when you remove the t-shirt it will look as if you have “moobs”, belly fat and probably a muffin top.This might seem a bit extreme, but when you look at the health and hormonal issues that are being studied regarding this issue, this is no laughing matter.A study in Journal of the American Medical Association found that; If you are skinny fat and get diagnosed with diabetes, you are twice as likely to die as if you are overweight and get diagnosed.You simply do not have the muscle mass that an overweight person has to protect you. Testosterone levels in skinny fat men were also found to be extremely low, with oestrogen levels being overly high.A simple test for you to know if you are low on testosterone: when you wake up in the morning, are you flaccid?If you are in your twenties and you consistently wake up like this, something is not right.Stress levels are also extremely important in the issue of skinny fat.Most people these days have stressful jobs, stressful commutes to work, and stressful lives outside of work.They survive on coffee and energy drinks, are always on their phone or computers, never get into full deep sleep, which leaves nearly every situation they face feeling stressful.Stress can affect your body’s ability to burn fat.So, let’s round this up;If you recognize yourself in this description, you probably have moobs, belly fat and a muffin top, the testosterone levels of a 16 year old girl and the stress levels of a mortgage broker when the 2008 crash happened.So what do we do?How do we fix this problem and get men back to looking like MEN?There are a few things you can do.1. HAVE PATIENCEDo not go looking for a quick fix to this problem.You will be looking to build muscle while burning off fat.For a beginner, this IS possible.Just don’t think that you will do an 8 or 12 week ‘Transformation’ and you will have the body of a Greek God after, because you won’t.2. Put yourself in a slight calorie Deficit.This should be relatively small.You may see some weight loss every few weeks, but that isn’t and shouldn’t be the goal here.The idea is to be able to build some muscle while losing some belly fat.Going too extreme on either one won’t get the desired results.Tips for this are;>Stop eating pre-packaged and processed foods and reduce your consumption of junk food.>Reduce your consumption of sugary drinks and alcohol.>Eat protein at every meal.>Increase your intake of healthy fats.>Take a multi vitamin, quality fish oil and a vitamin D supplement.3. START WEIGHT TRAINING.Start lifting weights and concentrate the bigger lifts like the squat, chin ups/lat pull down, deadlifts, bench press and overhead press as they work more muscle groups at a time and will help to also build some strength along with the much-needed muscle mass.Aim for reps of between 6-12 reps and 3-6 sets per exercise.You do not need to do cardio as it isn’t necessary, however being more active is important, so aiming for 10,000 steps per day is a good way to get you out of your chair and away from the computer more often.Trying to burn fat with excessive cardio without building muscle will only leave you a skinnier, fatter version of what you previously were, so please don’t try and use this as an alternative.Other tips that you can implement are to reduce your time online, especially before bed.Preferably, there should be no screen time for 2-3 hours before bed to allow for a better night’s sleep and for your brain to relax.What could you do instead?Here’s a few ideas:>Go outside,>Go to the gym>Read a book.>Talk to people.Sooner or later you will have to face up to the fact that, if you are skinny fat, you are on the road to severe health issues in the near future.How you deal with this is your choice, try and make it a good one.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: The Skinny Fat Phenomenon was last modified: April 22nd, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:healthrushe fitnessskinny fatlast_img read more

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How to Choose an Executive Coach

first_img Is There A Process? – Skilled coaches follow a process for assessing and developing talent. Sure, coaching is part art and science and being formulaic and stuffy is not the answer. However, neither is flying by the seat of your pants. How Will They Exit? – Unethical coaches make a habit out of fostering dependency, ensuring that their services are needed indefinitely. Good coaches work with you to meet specific needs and then pack their bags. Do You Click? – A good relationship is a better predictor of coaching outcomes than education or coaching philosophy. Nothing is more important than hitting it off when you meet a potential coach. If you can’t imagine spending time with them socially, look elsewhere. Much has been made about the ROI of business coaching with most studies returning a 5-to-8 times return on investment, as well as numerous intangible benefits. Additionally, the stocks of companies that spend aggressively on employee development and training outperform those that do not, further evidence for the dollars and cents value of coaching and development. However, it is worth noting that “coach” is not a protected term the same way that “psychologist”, “doctor” and others are. Inasmuch as anyone who wants to call him or herself a coach can, it’s wise to have a systematic way of vetting potential coaches before making the sizable investment (the average executive coach charges over $300/an hour). Here are some tips for selecting a coach that can bring about some of the positive outcomes we discussed at the outset: What Are Their Credentials? – If your would-be coach does not have advanced training, education or experience, keep looking. What Are The Results? – Quality work always leaves a trail of results. Happy clients, improved performance metrics, and increased skills are all evidence that a coach has done her job. Ask your would-be coach what measurable results have occurred as a consequence of their previous engagements (and then fact check). Whoever you decide to work with, I hope this guide to vetting potential coaches serves you well!last_img read more

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