Cone concedes he was ‘totally outcoached’ by Austria in Game 4

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone wouldn’t deny that San Miguel mentor Leo Austria was the better bench tactician in Game 4 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Thursday.“They just took it to us,” he said on the heels of Ginebra’s 81-102 defeat. “It was brilliant coaching by coach Leo. They played well but that comes from the bench. On the other hand, it was terrible coaching by me. I was just totally outcoached and outclassed today.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Gin Kings had no answer for everything the Beermen threw at them as they just watched as the three-time defending champions executed their demolition. .@barangayginebra coach @manilacone admits that @TheSMBeermen coach @austrialeo outcoached him in Game 4. #PBA2018— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 15, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback With no more room for errors, Cone is still confident on the Gin Kings resolve ahead of the crucial tussle.“This is a tough one to swallow especially since we played so hard and so well last game. But we move forward from it,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img San Miguel clobbers Ginebra, nears return trip to PBA PH Cup Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra was still in the thick of things early,  but San Miguel’s 11-0 blitz to finish the opening frame for the 32-22 lead took the air out of the crowd favorites as they struggled from all over and even saw the deficit balloon to as much as 29, 84-55 late in the game.“They came out and we didn’t figure out their zone early. We gave that zone life and never got it going,” said Cone as the Gin Kings allowed the Beermen to shoot an efficient 51-percent clip from the field.“Defensively, they attacked us really well and shot the ball well. Everything just kind of mushroomed today. But it really comes down to brilliant adjustments by coach Leo that we weren’t just prepared for.”Cone took full responsibility for the downfall as Ginebra now stares at a 1-3 hole in the best-of-seven series, with a do-or-die clash set on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.“We should’ve been prepared, but we weren’t. And that’s on me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Cavaliers stun Lakers to snap 12-game losing streak

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Cavaliers had a 10-0 run in the third quarter after Kuzma hit a floater to pull the Lakers within 51-50 early in the period. Burks and Osman hit 3-pointers to bookend the push, and Cleveland was able to sustain the 10-point margin going into the fourth by holding Los Angeles to 8-for-26 shooting.TIP-INSCavaliers: Rodney Hood had 18 points. … Osman scored eight of the Cavaliers’ first 13 points. … The Cavaliers made 56 percent of their shots in the first quarter (14-for-25 shooting).Lakers: Los Angeles was 16 for 27 from the free-throw line. … Michael Beasley had eight of the Lakers’ 20 bench points. … The Lakers starters were a combined 28-of-66 shooting.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost two straight and five of their past seven. Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and Lonzo Ball had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.Los Angeles was 7 for 34 on 3-pointers and had 11 fast-break points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBurks delivered an emphatic dunk after Ingram couldn’t handle a defensive rebound to help the Cavaliers re-establish control after Kuzma scored five straight to cut the Cavaliers’ lead to 84-79 midway though the four quarter.Sexton drove for a layup and Osman hit a floater during a quick 6-0 run, which allowed the Cavaliers to hold off another late push by the Lakers. Kuzma hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to trim the margin to 96-93, but Burks made both free throws with 16 to play. 76ers escape Knicks Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cavaliers: Visit Portland on Wednesday.Lakers: Host Chicago on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson grapple for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Alec Burks had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the short-handed Cavaliers split the two-game season series by forcing the Lakers into a halfcourt game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Worshippers celebrate birthday of Lord Krishna in Region 2

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramDevotees of Golden Fleece Mandir observing Krishna JayantiHundreds of Hindus in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Thursday observed the auspicious festival of Shri Krishna Jayanti (birthday of Lord Krishna) with congregational worship. The observances were held in accordance with the August 25 date outlined by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha calendar.Hindus throughout the Essequibo Coast visited their temples, offered flowers and prayers, singing religious songs, giving reverence to Lord Krishna, who is a significant God in Hinduism.Lord Krishna is worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is also worshipped as a supreme god in his own right by numerous sects around the world.Special pujas were held in temples. Morning services were conducted at Golden Fleece Mandir, Zorg, Johanna Ceclia, Cotton Field, and Anna Regina. Poojas and rituals were held at midnight at some temples to coincide with the time of Krishna’s birth.Persons also fasted for 24-hours in recognition of the auspicious day. Many recited the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya,’ while at various temples, stories of Lord Krishna were shared.Krishna the Hindu God, used his incarnation to explain to his followers the great teachings of the Upanishads. He was a flute player and a lover of music.The festival is observed on the eighth day after the full moon in the month of Shravan (August /September). Although the festival is celebrated worldwide, Shri Krishna Jayanti is not celebrated on the same day in all parts of World and this is due to the various regional calendars and the varying calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.last_img read more

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‘No Confidence in Presidential Taskforce’ – Sen. Weah

first_imgDC political leader George M. Weah last Thursday called for the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to investigate the Global Witness report which has indicted some top government officials in a scandal concerning the circumvention of the Liberian Constitution to guarantee Sable Mining Company the leverage to explore the Wologizi Mountain in Lofa County. Senator Weah said in a press statement that the Presidential Task Force headed by Minister Fonati Koffa lacks the constitutional backing to independently deal with a case as grave in nature as the Global Witness report.“The government has set up a special Task Force headed by Cllr. Fonati Koffa, Minister of State Without Portfolio, to probe the bribery case, as well as identify the acronyms Big Boy 1 and Big Boy 2, but there is a legislatively constituted commission, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), that is responsible to probe corruption. LACC enjoys budgetary appropriation so it should be given the full authority to investigate the matter,” he said.Senator Weah also called on the Office of the President to include other actors in the investigation process in order to assure the public of a fair and reliable result without bias. ‘’I would also advise,’’ he said, ‘’that the LACC works along with Civil Society, the National Bar Association and other stakeholders in the investigation. This, I believe, will allay the fear of the investigating team hiding any important information from the public, as well as build trust between the investigators and the general public.” According to the CDC standard bearer, the special Task Force setup by the President undermines the work of LACC, which has the legitimate backing to investigate corruption cases.“It is sad to note that LACC is now a toothless bulldog and completely disregarded in the adjudication of corruption cases in the country. The selection of the Task Force speaks volumes of no confidence in the agency that is annually funded from the national coffers,” Weah added.He spoke through his office in a press statement while in Abuja attending an ECOWAS Sitting.He called on the National Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary and other stakeholders to support the dissolution of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission if it is not performing its mandates as guaranteed by law.It can be recalled, according to Global Witness information, that an alleged sum of US$950,000 was paid to Sherman and Sherman Law Firm, owned by Senator Varney Sherman, in order to bribe key government officials, including House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, in order to grant Sable Mining Company the right to mine the Wologizi Mountain without the due legislative process. 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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Kerr in awe of Gor players ahead of home debut

first_img“It has been a great last two weeks and really, you can’t wish for a better bunch of players than this. They have done everything I have asked for in training and more. Everyone is fighting and working hard wanting to impress and the work we have put in will be seen on Sunday,” Kerr told Capital Sports.The former Simba SC coach arrived in the country on July 8 and watched from the stands as Gor exited the GOtv Shield with a post-match penalties loss to Bandari. His first game in charge was the friendly match against English Premier League side Everton FC in Tanzania where they lost 2-1.New Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares tactics with assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno at half time during their GOtv Shield match against Bandari at the Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe will be taking charge of his first competitive match with the KPL giants and says he can’t wait to play infront of the passionate fans and lead his team to victory.“I am excited to be honest and I can’t wait for the day to get here. I am looking forward to working with these players and more so playing infront of the fans. They are very passionate if what I have seen is anything to go by,” the tactician noted.He has asked the players to get into the match with the same enthusiasm and tempo in which they faced Everton in Dar, pointing out his attacking philosophy will make Gor tick again.“All I have asked of them for the match is to give me an attacking game and the same hunger and intensity they have shown on the training ground. I am looking forward to a good game and I hope they are also doing the same,” an excited Kerr further pointed out.Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyGor Mahia are looking to wind off a poor run that has seen them fail to win in their last four KPL matches, losing once and drawing three.Kerr watched Nakumatt FC play during their last league match against Ulinzi Stars at the Ruaraka Sports Ground and he expects a tough duel.“I have watched several matches and to be honest the teams here are tough. Nakumatt FC is a good side and it will not be an easy encounter. But if we get everything right, we will be okay,” he further added.Gor, who sit third in the KPL standings with 28 points, have a chance to reclaim the lead if they bag maximum points and leaders Ulinzi Stars falter when they face Nzoia Sugar on the same day in Nakuru.K’Ogalo are confident of wrestling the Premier League title from Tusker FC and this is one of the primary objectives for Kerr especially after they were eliminated from the GOtv Shield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam as Gor played Everton FC in a friendly match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has lavished praise on the attitude and work rate of K’Ogalo players saying he could not wish for better personnel, just three weeks since taking charge of the 15-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.The Briton has praised the fighting spirit of the players and their attitude in training saying he is impressed by how quick they have grasped his philosophy and implemented it in training.last_img read more

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Drug probe lists 85 players

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn all, Thursday’s 409-page report identified 85 names to differing degrees, but, while he vehemently denied it through his lawyer, Clemens was the symbol. Barry Bonds, already under indictment on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about steroids, Miguel Tejada and Andy Pettitte also showed up in the game’s most infamous lineup since the Black Sox scandal. “If there are problems, I wanted them revealed,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “His report is a call to action, and I will act.” Doping was widespread by stars as well as scrubs, the report said, putting a question mark if not an asterisk next to baseball records and threatening the integrity of the game itself. Eric Gagne, Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi, Troy Glaus, Gary Matthews Jr., Paul Byrd, Jose Guillen, Brian Roberts, Paul Lo Duca and Rick Ankiel were among other current players in the report. Some were linked to human growth hormone, others to steroids. Mitchell did not delve into stimulants. NEW YORK – Seven MVPs and 31 All-Stars – one for every position – and that still wasn’t the worst of it for the long-awaited Mitchell Report. That infamy belonged to Roger Clemens, the greatest pitcher of his era. The Steroids Era. Seven-time Cy Young Award winner, eighth on the all-time list with 354 victories, an MVP and All-Star himself and once a lock for the Hall of Fame, Clemens now has another distinction: the biggest name linked by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell to illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. “Those who have illegally used these substances range from players whose major league careers were brief to potential members of the Baseball of Hall of Fame,” Mitchell wrote. “They include both pitchers and position players, and their backgrounds are as diverse as those of all major league players.” Discipline unlikely No one was hit harder than Clemens, singled out in nearly nine pages, 82 references by name. Much of the information on him came from former New York Yankees major league strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee. At 45, Clemens has not said whether he hopes to pitch next season. The report was unlikely to trigger a wave of discipline. While a few players, such as Bonds, are subjects of ongoing legal proceedings, many of the instances cited by Mitchell were before drug testing began in 2003. Mitchell said punishment was inappropriate in all but the most egregious cases, and Selig said decisions on any action would come “swiftly” on a case-by-case basis. “We have approached these cases by looking at the period of time during which the conduct occurred and what our policy looked like for that point in time,” said Rob Manfred, baseball’s executive vice president for labor relations. While the records will surely stand, several stars could pay the price in Cooperstown, much the way Mark McGwire was kept out of the Hall of Fame this year merely because of steroids suspicion. Mitchell said the problems didn’t develop overnight and that there was plenty of blame to go around. “Everyone involved in baseball over the past two decades – commissioners, club officials, the players association and players – shares to some extent the responsibility for the Steroids Era,” Mitchell said. “There was a collective failure to recognize the problem as it emerged and to deal with it early on.” Mitchell recommended that the drug-testing program be made independent, that a list of the substances players test positive for be listed periodically and that the timing of testing be more unpredictable. “The illegal use of performance-enhancing substances poses a serious threat to the integrity of the game,” the report said. “Widespread use by players of such substances unfairly disadvantages the honest athletes who refuse to use them and raises questions about the validity of baseball records.” `Remarkable improvement’ Jose Canseco, whose book “Juiced” was cited throughout, was mentioned the most often – 105 times. Bonds was next at 103. A total of 16 Yankees, past and present, were identified. Players were linked to doping in various ways – some were identified as users, some as buyers and some by media reports and other investigations. “According to McNamee, from the time that McNamee injected Clemens with Winstrol through the end of the 1998 season, Clemens’ performance showed remarkable improvement,” the report said. “During this period of improved performance, Clemens told McNamee that the steroids `had a pretty good effect’ on him.” McNamee also told investigators that “during the middle of the 2000 season, Clemens made it clear that he was ready to use steroids again. During the latter part of the regular season, McNamee injected Clemens in the buttocks four to six times with testosterone from a bottle labeled either Sustanon 250 or Deca-Durabolin.” “It is very unfair to include Roger’s name in this report,” said Clemens’ lawyer, Rusty Hardin. “He is left with no meaningful way to combat what he strongly contends are totally false allegations. He has not been charged with anything, he will not be charged with anything and yet he is being tried in the court of public opinion with no recourse. That is totally wrong.” “There has never been one shred of tangible evidence that he ever used these substances and yet he is being slandered today,” said Hardin, who called McNamee a “troubled man.” `Competitive advantage’ Former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski also provided information as part of his plea agreement in a federal steroids case. “Former Commissioner Fay Vincent told me that the problem of performance-enhancing substances may be the most serious challenge that baseball has faced since the 1919 Black Sox scandal,” Mitchell said. Rafael Palmeiro, who tested positive for steroids, was among the former players named. So were Kevin Brown, Benito Santiago, Lenny Dykstra, Chuck Knoblauch, David Justice, Mo Vaughn, Wally Joyner and Todd Hundley. Mike Stanton, Scott Schoeneweis, Ron Villone and Jerry Hairston Jr. were among the other current players identified. “We identify some of the players who were caught up in this drive to gain a competitive advantage,” the report said. “Other investigations will no doubt turn up more names and fill in more details, but that is unlikely to significantly alter the description of baseball’s `Steroids Era’ as set forth in this report.” One player mentioned but not expressly accused was McGwire. His use of androstenedione during his 1998 home run race with Sammy Sosa set off baseball’s first concerns about steroids. Testifying before Congress in 2005, McGwire refused to talk about his past, and refused as well to cooperate with Mitchell. The report recounts all that without making any accusations. Sosa, who testified with McGwire and denied knowingly using steroids, also was spared by Mitchell. Banned since 1971 The report took issue with assertions that steroids were not banned before the 2002 collective bargaining agreement. They had been covered, it said, since management’s 1971 drug policy prohibited using any prescription medication without a valid prescription, and were expressly included in Vincent’s 1991 drug policy. “Steroids have been listed as a prohibited substance under the Major League Baseball drug policy since then,” the report said, although no player was disciplined for them until the 2002 labor agreement provided for testing. Mitchell is a director of the Boston Red Sox, and some questioned whether that created a conflict, especially because none of their prime players was in the report. “Judge me by my work,” Mitchell said. “You will not find any evidence of bias, special treatment, for the Red Sox or anyone else. That had no effect on this investigation or this report, none whatsoever.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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The headers and the headbutt of Zinedine Zidane

first_img Zidane’s last act on a football pitch was to headbutt Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final 2 Zidane scored two headers as France defeated Brazil in the 1998 World Cup final Three days, three World Cup icons left as count down to the start of Russia 2018.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules. 3) Zinedine Zidane: France, midfielder 1998, 2002, 2006Who really knew what was going on behind Zidane’s inscrutable mush? He was the face of France ’98 who, despite a deserved red card for a stamp against Saudi Arabia in the group stage, returned to lead the hosts to glory with two headed goals as Brazil were trounced 3-0 in the final.Injury reduced him to a late cameo in 2002, but it was not the end.Having turned 34 the day France played Togo in 2006, and supposedly past his best, Zizou did not quite have his old zip. But this fleet-footed, visionary playmaker made the tournament his own. He hauled France to the final, scored a nerveless penalty to put them 1-0 up – and then, at 1-1 in extra-time, was provoked into smashing that monastic bonce of his into Italy’s Marco Materazzi.France lost on penalties and Zidane never played another football match. But, in a way, the tournament combined with that moment summed him up. He was the ultimate big-occasion player, with a massive pair of stones.Except for the times when he lost his marbles. talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.ICONIC WORLD CUP PLAYERS: No4. FRANZ BECKENBAUER, WEST GERMANY’S KAISER 2last_img read more

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Here’s how the UEFA Nations League works

first_imgWhat is the UEFA Nations League?The UEFA Nations League is UEFA’s new international league-based tournament designed to keep European teams busy with competitive matches, rather than having so many friendlies.It takes place once every two years and begins after a major summer tournament (in this case the 2018 World Cup). The UEFA Nations League has begun and England are into the semi-final.However, Europe’s new international football competition confused many when first introduced.Scroll down to see an explanation of how it all works. The UEFA Nations League trophy England and Croatia will meet again after their World Cup semi-final 7 How the UEFA Nations League finalists are decided, as well as promotion and relegation How the UEFA Nations League affects Euro 2020 qualifying Seven months after the UEFA Nations League groups finish (in November 2018) the ‘UEFA Nations League Finals’ will take place (in June 2019).The ‘UEFA Nations League Finals’ is a very simple tournament consisting of the four teams who won their League A groups.There will be two semi-finals and a final to determine the UEFA Nations League champions. 7 The UEFA Nations League official logo 7 Each group contains either three or four teams who must play each other home and away between September-November 2018.In League D’s groups, the winner of each group is promoted to League C.In League C’s groups, the winner of each group is promoted to League B, while the bottom-placed team from each group is relegated to League D.In League B’s groups, the winner of each group is promoted to League A, while the bottom-placed team from each group is relegated to League C.In League A’s groups, the winner of each group earns a place in the ‘UEFA Nations League Finals,’ while the bottom placed team from each group is relegated to League B. The UEFA Nations League groups Who will England play in the UEFA Nations League?England have been drawn to face Spain and Croatia in their UEFA Nations League group.What are England’s fixtures in the UEFA Nations League?September 8: England v SpainOctober 12: Croatia v EnglandOctober 15: Spain v EnglandNovember 18: England v Croatia 7 Does the UEFA Nations League affect Euro 2020 qualifying?Yes, it does.Euro 2020 qualifying will begin as normal with a group stage starting in March 2019.There will be ten groups and the top two teams from each group will qualify to take the first 20 spots at Euro 2020.The four remaining spots will no longer be decided by traditional play-offs.Instead the four highest ranked teams from each UEFA Nations League league who have not yet qualified for Euro 2020 will face each other in mini play-off tournaments, each one with a Euro 2020 spot at stake. 7 7 How does the UEFA Nations League work?The UEFA Nations League consists of four leagues (A, B, C & D).The 55 participating countries are separated into the four leagues based on their UEFA coefficient ranking (which is based on their recent performances in international football).Each league is then separated into four small groups (the draw for this took place in January). 7 The UEFA Nations League format makes sense… once you get the hang of it last_img read more

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first_imgTHE astronomy experts at Donegal Skies say the next two nights could see a spectacular Northern Lights display over Co Donegal.There is a hope that clearer skies overnight will allow viewing of the phenomenon.The report from Brendan Alexander is below: The coronal mass ejection associated with a filament eruption on the 24th looks like it will affect Earth late on the 26th or early on the 27th  (evening of the 26th or early morning on the 27th EST). This is not expected to be a direct hit, but nonetheless, low-level geomagnetic storming is expected with isolated G1 (Minor) storming possible.  Follow,if there is a flashing amber or red light for “Middle Latitudes” the aurora should be visible over Ireland and northern parts of the UK. Also, stay tuned to, for elevated Kp values and keep an eye out for clear skies. Kp values of 6 or greater should result in aurora displays over Ireland and northern parts of the UK but other factors are also involved. The coronal mass ejection associated with a filament eruption on the 24th looks like it will affect Earth late on the 26th or early on the 27th  (evening of the 26th or early morning on the 27th EST). This is not expected to be a direct hit, but nonetheless, low-level geomagnetic storming is expected with isolated G1 (Minor) storming possible.  Follow,if there is a flashing amber or red light for “Middle Latitudes” the aurora should be visible over Ireland and northern parts of the UK. Also, stay tuned to, for elevated Kp values and keep an eye out for clear skies. Kp values of 6 or greater should result in aurora displays over Ireland and northern parts of the UK but other factors are also involved.NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT: EXPERTS SAY THERE COULD BE DISPLAY was last modified: February 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT: EXPERTS SAY THERE COULD BE DISPLAYlast_img read more


SA, Russia open helicopter service hub

first_img27 March 2013 South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for Russian-built helicopters in Johannesburg. The centre was opened on Tuesday to coincide with South Africa’s hosting of the fifth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban. Russian Helicopters is part of state defence holding company Oboronprom and is a global designer and manufacturer of helicopters; the opening of the service centre will strengthen Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. “This is an important step in the development of our global after-sales support network for Russian rotary-wing aircraft,” the deputy chief executive of high technology state corporation Rostec, Dmitry Shugaev, said in a statement. “Russian helicopters are very popular in Africa and our other core markets, so it is very important for us to be able to offer repair and maintenance services on the spot. “This will help our partners in the sub-Sahara region to keep their businesses running smoothly by offering certified after-sales care for civilian helicopters when it is needed most,” Shugaev said. There are currently about 600 Russian-built helicopters across the continent, and maintaining the fleet requires advanced service support. “The launch of the MRO centre by Denel Aviation is a serious step in this process,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov. “We plan to build out a major regional centre that in future will be able to offer after-sales care and maintenance for all Russian-built helicopters in the sub-Sahara region.” The opening of the centre follows the signing of an agreement between the two organisations at the Africa Aerospace and Defence show in September 2012. “The facility is here for all Russian helicopters systems operators in the continent and will enable the operators to derive the benefits of Denel’s extensive after-sales support presence across our continent,” South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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