Messi to miss three weeks after fracturing right arm

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks after fracturing his right arm during Barcelona’s win over Sevilla on Saturday.Messi will now miss Barca’s Champions League game at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, as well as the season’s first Clasico four days later against Real Madrid.A Barcelona club statement read: “Tests carried out on Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks.”It means Messi is also set to sit out a La Liga trip to Rayo Vallecano on November 3 and the Champions League return match against Inter Milan in Italy on November 6.He could return for the league game at home to Real Betis on November 11.“It is clear it is a blow,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We know what he gives us and we know what he does to the opposition.“We have to prepare ourselves, it is clear we are going to notice the loss of Messi but we have players that can cover.” Messi scored before going off in the 26th minute of Barca’s 4-2 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou, which sent them back to the top of La Liga.He fell to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez and, as his right hand tried to cushion the landing, his elbow appeared to buckle.Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez’s penalty made sure of victory before a three-goal flurry in the final 11 minutes.Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two for Sevilla, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic. [INJURY NEWS] Leo #Messi fractures arm in 4-2 over Sevilla. More details ?— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 21, 2018Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

How Angolan team ejected KCCA FC in CAF Champions League

first_imgAfter 58 minutes a poor clearance by the visiting side gave defender Mustafa Kizza chance to shot the ball into the net. Later KCCA had some missed chances through Okello and Mutyaba as the Angolan side threw all men at the back.It was a heart break for the KCCA FC fans at the end of the game, while the few Angolan fans who traveled with the team celebrated qualifying for the CAF Champions League group stage. KCCA FC will now drop to the second Tier CAF Confederations Cup where they will play one round and if they win over two legs qualify for the group stage.“We did not play well today and am not happy that the boys did not execute,” said KCCA FC’s coach Mike Hillary Mutebi after the game.On Saturday, Uganda’s representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup Proline FC face Rwanda’s AS Kigali in the return leg. The first leg played in Kigali two weeks ago ended 1-1.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp The Angolans gave KCCA little room to maneuver. PHOTO VIA @KCCAFCKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC have failed to progress to the group stage of the lucrative CAF Champions League.KCCA FC settled for a 1-1 draw against Atletico Petroleos De Luanda in the return leg of the second round played at the Star Times Stadium.The draw means the Angolan League Champions qualify on an away goal’s rule since the first leg ended goalless.From the star of the game KCCA FC pushed players upfront, but conceded from a penalty after 37 minutes. KCCA FC’s advancing goalkeeper Charles Lukwago brought down Isaac Mensah in the box and the referee pointed to the spot.Skipper Ricardo Job Estevao Estevao made no mistake converting from the spot. KCCa FC’s Allan Okello soon had his shot parried back into play by the Angolan goalkeeper Elber Jorge Mota Fail Delgado.In the second half KCCA FC returned with hunger to get a goal as Muzamiru Mutyaba, Mike Mutayba and Okello dictated the pace of the game.last_img read more

Fishmonger left devastated after theft of €5,000 boat engine

first_imgA fisherman and fishmonger has been left devastated after becoming the latest victim of a crime-gang carrying out engine thefts in south Donegal.Seamus McHugh is struggling to make ends meet selling fish around the various markets and stalls in his native county.But he is now counting the cost after heartless thieves stole the engine from his boat which was moored at Port Pier, Inver on Tuesday night last. The Yamaha engine is worth up to €5,000 and is not insured as insurance companies will not insure boatowners because they are vulnerable when the tide goes out.The theft is the latest in what has become a spate of such expensive engine thefts in south Donegal.One man had three engines stolen at Bruckless Pier.Seamus said there is no question that the thieves are well organised. “I had the bolts welded onto the engine as well as a lock and they still managed to get it off.“They knew exactly what they were at and they were even looking at other engines nearby with a view to stealing them at a later stage.“People have said to me that not everyone would buy a stolen engine that was being sold cheaply;y but who is to say that they are being sold on locally and not overseas?” he asked.Many have suggested installing CCTV along piers but because of privacy laws Donegal County Council has so far not installed cameras.Seamus said he is lucky that he can make ends meet as he has a business trading in fish which he can fall back on. “As much as it is so annoying and has set me back I can continue to make a living as a fishmonger.“But this kind of thing could have stopped someone from making a living. It’s just not on,” he said.Seamus also revealed that he could not get insurance for his engine.“Because the tides my engine is left exposed and the insurance company would not entertain me,” he added. Seamus operates his fish trailer at various parts of Donegal including Letterkenny and also at his shop at Mountcharles.Anybody who may know of there whereabouts of his engine can contact Seamus and speak to him personally.Fishmonger left devastated after theft of €5,000 boat engine was last modified: May 25th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Brown might have made wrong choice – Albion youth boss

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion youth boss Steve Hopcroft has told BBC West Midlands he believes Izzy Brown might have made the wrong choice by joining Chelsea three years ago.Brown, 19, was snapped up by the Blues soon after making his senior debut for Albion.He has made one first-team appearance for Chelsea, spent last season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, and is currently on loan at Rotherham.“It (joining Chelsea) might turn out a correct decision. At the moment, it doesn’t look a great decision,” Hopcroft said.“I absolutely loved Izzy Brown. I thought he was the best of all the players that have left here.“He could have gone on to play a similar number of games as Saido Berahino. He could have made his 100th appearance for West Brom and be in a better position than he is now.“For whatever reason he chose not to go down that route. He chose to go down another route with a bigger club.“He made a decision and his parents made a decision that West Brom wasn’t for them at that time. I wasn’t party to it, but I know really good offers were made.”The England Under-17 international became the second youngest-ever player to appear in the Premier League when he made his Albion debut aged 16 in May 2013.Hopcroft still feels disappointed that his club were unable to hold on to Brown, who is regarded as one of the country’s brightest prospects.“He was the one that got away for me,” said Hopcroft. “The manager at the time, Steve Clarke, was ready to make him an integral part of the team.“We had a potential £20-30-40 million player that the fans would have loved, full of flair and skill. He could on take six players from his own half and score.“I was bitterly disappointed, as was everyone in the academy. He’s still potentially a world-class player, the best we’ve lost, without a shadow of doubt.”See also:Fans on Twitter hail Chelsea youngster AbrahamChelsea not planning to sell ‘fantastic’ FabregasConte confirms Luiz will face LiverpoolConte indicates Alonso will feature against LeicesterThe Chelsea v Liverpool quizThe stats that show Liverpool shouldn’t underestimate LuizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

WOTUS put on hold

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Court of Appeal for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati granted a motion from dozens of other agricultural organizations, businesses and municipalities to hold in abeyance its decision on a lawsuit against a Clean Water Act regulation until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a jurisdictional issue related to the case.In January, the high court agreed to consider whether jurisdiction rests with the federal district or appellate courts to hear the lawsuit over the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The regulation, which took effect Aug. 28, 2015, was proposed in April 2014 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the agencies’ authority over various waters.That jurisdiction — based on several Supreme Court decisions — had included “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters. But the WOTUS rule broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for drainage and irrigation. It also covered lands adjacent to such waters.The 6th Circuit in October 2015 issued a stay on implementation of the regulation pending disposition of numerous lawsuits filed in U.S. district courts around the country. Last year, the appeals court consolidated the suits under its jurisdiction. Agricultural groups in November submitted briefs to the 6th Circuit, arguing that the agencies promulgated the WOTUS rule without following federal rulemaking procedures, the regulation is arbitrary and capricious or contrary to law and the agencies exceeded their authority under the Clean Water Act and the U.S. Constitution.With just days left in the administration, the Obama EPA filed its brief in defense of the rule with the 6th Circuit. The farm groups also argued that EPA and the Corps of Engineers failed to reopen the public comment period after making fundamental changes to the proposed rule and withheld until after the comment period closed the scientific report on which the rule rested.The agencies also refused to conduct required economic and environmental analyses, engaged in a propaganda campaign to promote the regulation and to rebuke its critics and illegally lobbied against congressional efforts to stop implementation of the rule.last_img read more

Bopanna launches Tennis Academy on 36th birthday

first_imgBangalore, Mar 4 (PTI) Indias doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna today celebrated his 36th birthday by inagurating his tennis academy with a three-day clinic for players in the age bracket of 4 and 14. Situated in the bustling suburb of Yelahanka, Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy (RBTA) has four clay courts equipped with a mini-tennis option, a cinder track for training and fitness training equipment. The academy will officially open in the second week of April and will offer an extensive range of coaching programs. “Having learnt and played the game in India, where the focus is mainly on developing tennis skills, unlike abroad where I saw there was an equal focus on both fitness and tennis skills. I realized that there was a gap in our training and methodology which hampered the growth and abilities of our talent and that fitness was a key component in developing talent from a young age,” Bopanna said. “My endeavour and focus while conceptualizing the academy was clear, I wanted to create a truly international coaching experience which developed players to their complete potential while encouraging them to play the game and have fun while doing so,” said Bopanna. Former South African star and French Open winner Pietie Norval will play the role of Mentor-Coach and guide the coaching team at RBTA. “Our curriculum is focused on prioritising fitness for the child enrolled in the program to ensure that they are fit for any sport that they may chose to participate in, in the future. The curriculum is focused on developing overall fitness, building a strong foundation in techniques and tips on leveraging their game for match play success,” Norval said. RBTA has also roped in experienced fitness coach Yash Pandey, who has worked with several international sposrtmen as well as the Indian Davis Cup team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Sheffield United Football Club academy (UK) and the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. PTI AT AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Talking Touch – May

first_img29 May 2013 – Prime7 News Country touch titles in Dubbo (video) Hervey Bay has taken a pragmatic view to its loss to Bundaberg in its annual touch football tournament on Sunday, stressing there are much bigger fish to fry. help Wide Bay snare Final at State Championships23 May 2013 – Fraser Coast ChronicleWide Bay failed to win a game during the pool stages, but came to life during the finals series to take out the girls’ plate final and finish seventh in the Queensland School Sport 18 Years Touch Football State Championships in Cairns. Football24 May 2013 – Central Western DailyTwo Orange Touch Footballers have been identified as players with the potential to wear national colours.Ryan Griffin and Alex Kennedy have been invited to be part of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) AusSquad Program.This is a new TFA program designed to give youth players an opportunity to develop their skills and hopefully gain further representative honours.The Orange teenagers were caught off guard when they received notification of their selection last week.”I couldn’t believe it,” Griffin said.”I was really shocked,” Kennedy added.Twenty-five boys and 25 girls from NSW in the each of the under 14s, under 16s and under 18s age groups have been invited to be part of the AusSquad Program.Griffin, 16, and Kennedy, 15, were selected on their performances at last month’s NSW Touch Junior Regional Championships, where they represented the Hunter Western Hornets.Griffin was named in the Boys’ 16s Merit Squad while Kennedy helped her 16s girls’ side to second place at the championships.Griffin and Kennedy will attend the AusSquad camp from June 28 to 30 at Wollongong.The three-day camp will include practical and theory sessions, as well as team activities.”I think it will be a really good experience. It gives you more to your name,” Kennedy said.”It will be interesting to see what they have on offer,” Griffin added.They also have other sporting commitments with Griffin, an Orange CYMS player, last weekend named in the Western Rams under 16s side.Kennedy is in the Orange Netball Association’s under 17s team to compete at the state championships.Touch Footy Brief Rising talent Justin Cridland was selected in the Queensland team following his strong performance on the field at the Queensland Secondary School Touch Football Championships. Gladstone player makes Queensland team for Touch Football 29 May 2013 – Noosa News May 28 2013 – Inverell Times Dubbo’s 22-year reign as the hub of country touch football will end next year when the annual country championships are held in Wollongong. Local sides missed out on title honours at the annual Touch Footy Country Championships in Dubbo. May 28 2013 – Daily Liberal Touch Titles Out of Reach A large number of Inverell High School students were recently selected to represent the North West Region in Touch. There was plenty of media coverage on Touch Football in the month of May, with several features about up-and-coming junior talent, local competitions taking place across the country as well as the New South Wales Country Championships.  To view the stories, please click on the links below.Anderson Shines For Young1 May 2013 – Young WitnessYoung High School student Nathan Anderson has returned home from the NSW Touch Association’s Regional Carnival following his selection on the Southern Suns touch football side. Football17 May 2013 – Fraser Coast ChronicleWith the Junior State Cup less than two months away, Hervey Bay’s junior representative teams will get an opportunity to polish up on their skills when they take on Bundaberg at the Tavistockst fields in Torquay on Sunday.It’s the second time the two associations have gone head-to-head in a one-day carnival as preparation for the highly competitive State Cup.This year’s Junior State Cup will be held in Hervey Bay from July 5-7.Players Show Touch Of Class At Carnival Good Shepherd students qualify for Sunshine Coast Under 12’s Touch Football Teams 30 May 2013 – Gladstone Observer 21 May 2013 – Fraser Coast Chronicle Jaidyn Jayaraj and Amy Brice, both Year 6 students at Good Shepherd Lutheran College Noosaville, have qualified for the Sunshine Coast Under 12 Boys and Girls Touch Football Teams. This year will see the open Men’s, open Women’s, Mixed opens, Men’s over-35s and Women’s over-40s compete against a number of regional touch associations from across New South Wales. May 25 2013 – Daily Liberal Inverell High School produces a number of touch football reps. 24 May 2013 – Central Western DailyOrange will field three sides in this weekend’s NSW Country Championships in Dubbo.The City of Orange Touch Association has entered sides in the mixed open, men’s seniors and women’s opens divisions.Orange’s mixed open side is expected to be competitive.A women’s 30s team has been entered in the women’s open division, which will also include open and 20s sides.Orange has a 35s team entered in the men’s seniors competition and will have them go up against 40s sides as well.The championships will be played on Saturday and Sunday in Dubbo.State’s best converge on Dubbo for championships soar in grand final30 May 2013 –  Fraser Coast ChronicleAfter a long season, Hervey Bay’s best mixed touch teams battled it out for grand final glory.Five teams were crowned champions after an entertaining night of touch action, with the Hawks beating a determined Bright Sparks team 8-6 in the A pool decider.In the night’s tightest encounter, IGA clinched the B pool title after defeating the Bandits in extra time.The Unreliables capped a strong campaign by triumphing over the Ultras 5-2 in the C1.The Edge produced its best performance of the season to take out the C2 title, while Whalesong was consistent as ever, beating one of the mixed competition’s newest teams OZ Auto 9-2 in the C3 final.Hervey Bay Touch Association administrator Lesleigh Schiffke hailed the season as a success with 24 teams participating.She added grand final night produced some matches and some unexpected results.“We had a couple of teams that didn’t think they could win but came together well on the night and delivered at the right time,” she said.“The whole night was played in good spirits and everyone had a good night out.”Next season starts on October 9 with sign-ons to be held on September 16.Related LinksTalking Touch – Maylast_img read more

Always good to be around Tim Burtons creativity vision and imagination Michael

first_imgLos Angeles: Veteran actor Micahel Keaton says the only reason for him to be a part of the live-action reboot of 1941 Disney classic “Dumbo” was the opportunity to reunite with his “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton. Keaton, who has also worked with Burton on two “Batman” films in the ’90s, said it is always an enriching experience for him to collaborate with the celebrated director. “We worked together three times before. This is the fourth. He’s not only a friend, I also think the experience of working with someone like Tim although there actually is no one like Tim is something most actors would jump at. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “It’s always a really good experience for me to be around that kind of creativity, vision and imagination. When you’re working on a set with Tim, and the people he hires to surround him, you’re reminded of why you do what you do,” Keaton said in a statement. The 67-year-old actor said he was not a “Dumbo aficionado” when he boarded the project. He is playing V A Vandevere, a persuasive entrepreneur who sets his sights on Max Medici’s (Danny DeVito) circus and its newest, miraculous member, Dumbo, a flying elephant. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Your ears always perk up a little bit when Tim’s name is mentioned… There are certain people, when they call, you really want it to work if you can. There have been opportunities with other great directors where I just couldn’t do it, which was disappointing to say the least. But we slid this into a window and I’m glad. It’s just fun to show up for work and be part of all of this,” Keaton added. “Dumbo”, which also features Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins and Alan Arkin, releases in India on March 29.last_img read more

Bombay Dyeing scrip dips 98 on Ness Wadias Japan jailing

first_imgNew Delhi: Shares of Wadia Group firms tanked up to 10 per cent Tuesday amid media reports that Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Japan over alleged possession of drugs. Bombay Dyeing shares plunged 9.78 per cent to close at Rs 112.60 on the BSE. During the day, it tumbled 17.42 per cent to Rs 103.05. Shares of Britannia Industries went down by 2.50 per cent to Rs 2,893.10 and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation fell by 2.40 per cent to close at Rs 1,241.30. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraMeanwhile, the BSE Tuesday sought clarification from the three companies with respect to the news. “Wadia group shares such as Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burmah, Britannia slipped today as the Wadia Group heir Ness Wadia was sentenced to two years jail in Japan due to possession of drugs,” said Umesh Mehta, head of research, Samco Securities Ltd. Wadia Group scion and co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Japan over alleged possession of drugs, a media report said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe Financial Times reported that Wadia, who was on a skiing holiday, was arrested in early March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after customs officials found 25g of “what appeared to be cannabis resin in his trouser pocket”. Reacting to the report, a Wadia Group spokeperson said Ness Wadia is in India. “The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence, it will not impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities and he will continue to play the role that he has done hitherto, both within the Group and outside,” the spokesperson added. Ness Wadia is director in major firms of the Wadia Group, including Bombay Dyeing and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.last_img read more

Jackets brush aside blame aim for lateseason run

Nobody likes excuses.When you are paying an average of $84 a ticket for a product that is ultimately judged on wins and losses, the last thing you want to hear is more cliché coach-speak about a “young team on the verge.”The Blue Jackets have seemingly been a “young team on the verge” for all 10 years of their existence. When does all that potential give way to production? Production, of course, is measured in playoff victories and the possibility of an eventual Stanley Cup championship.It appeared as though the answer had come last season. The Blue Jackets made the postseason for the first time in franchise history, and a single playoff victory would have gone a long way toward erasing the futility of the previous eight seasons.But one of the NHL’s “Original Six,” Columbus’ archrival Detroit Red Wings, erased those hopes with a four-game sweep of the hometown heroes. Being unceremoniously swept from the playoffs without even putting up much of a fight left a bad taste in the mouths of Jackets fans; quite the opposite of building hope for the future.To the informed, however, it still seemed a step in the right direction. In light of this season’s struggles, it now appears that the old adage applies: One step forward, two steps back.So without relying on tired excuses, what has changed?“This is a league that you don’t miss steps in. You might miss them early, but you always have to catch up,” Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock said of his team’s development from last year. “That’s what has happened with a lot of our young guys last year.”What the coach appears to be saying is that his young team overachieved in its run to the playoffs.Now that this year’s team is starting to show signs of life, Hitchcock’s plan to stick with his younger players appears to be paying off. After having gone 3-14-7 during a 24-game stretch, Columbus is now 7-5-0 over the last 12.His “gut decision” to go with a struggling Steve Mason in a recent game against Nashville is an indication that he has a plan and is sticking to it, for good or bad.The same can be said of his continued faith in other Jackets youngsters like Jakub Voracek and Derick Brassard.Many voices around the organization have speculated that a stint down in Syracuse, the Blue Jackets’ minor-league affiliate, would prove beneficial to Mason.Hitchcock disagrees.“Everybody you talk to, when a young goalie [struggles] like this, it’s finish the season, press the reset button and start over next year,” Hitchcock said of his young net-minder. “Every good goalie has gone through this: [Ed] Belfour, [Tom] Barasso, Curtis Joseph. We can’t afford reset here.”With the Olympic break looming, and a favorable schedule which finds the Jackets playing eight of 10 games at home, Hitchcock is optimistic that the playoffs are still very much a reality.“We’ve got to find a way to go 8-2 before the break to stay in the race,” Hitchcock said. “If we go 8-2, who knows how far we can take this thing.” read more