Simons incredible campaign culminates in title win

first_img(Eds: Updating with more information and quotes of Gilles Simon and Kevin Anderson)By Amanpreet SinghPune, Jan 6 (PTI) Gilles Simons giant-killing spree culminated in a stupendous title win as he humbled second seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets to lift the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra trophy, here today.The unseeded French player, ranked 89, tamed big-serving Anderson, ranked 14 in the world, 7-6(4) 6?2 in the summit clash, watched by a packed house at Balewadi Sports Complex.Simon, who was ranked six in the world at one stage in his career, had knocked out defending champion and third seed Roberto Bautista Agut before shocking top seed and world number six Marin Cilic en route the final.It is Simons first title since his win at Marseille in February 2015 and 13th overall.The remarkable ease with which Simon positioned himself to receive serves and returns, made a sight to watch. His effortless court coverage meant that Anderson was locked in long rallies more often, something which worked in favour of the French player.Anderson, the 2017 US Open finalist, struggled to execute his big serve consistently. His poor returns even on a humble service, sometimes even below 150km speed from Simon, made his job tough as unforced errors continued to flow from his racquet in the one-hour 36-minute match.”It was a great match, I dont know how I did it. To beat Anderson in the final is a great achievement for me. I managed to stay clam and play my game,” said 33-year-old Simon, who had lost to Anderson in three previous meetings.advertisement”My ranking is pretty low, I will work on that. I really had a good connection with fans. Already in the first round, they were happy for me. They loved the way I played. It helps to play your best tennis,” he said.Anderson, who has now lost 11 finals on the Tour, said what worked in Simons favour was his staying patient.”He incorporated the style, the tactics of match against Cilic. His defence was very well. I found it difficult to attack him. His first serve was coming at just 160, it just threw me off,” said the South African.”It was a disappointing for me. Partly he played very smart and partly I didnt execute my game. He was very patient today. In previous matches I was aggressive at time, today I could not do it,” said Anderson, adding that he would like to improve his record in finals and making the season-end Finale was his “big goal” for 2018.With Simon controlling the pace of the game with his superb returns, long rallies were the order of the day. The longest game in the opening set was the fourth when Simon went down 0-40 but saved four break chances after five deuce points.Anderson was serving big but Simon did not let him dominate, using his amazing retrieving skill. Points were initially long when Simon served but the South Africans serve came under pressure in the fifth when the French man attacked his rivals second serve.Two service return winners by Simon made it deuce but Anderson wriggled out of tight situation by winning consecutive points. However, he was not spared in the seventh with Simon finding an exceptional forehand winner on the second breakpoint.Despite not having a big serve, the Frenchman did not lose a single point on his serve in the sixth and eighth games and the break in between put him ahead 5-3.Anderson got a chance to get the break back when Simons backhand sailed over the baseline at 30-30 and he grabbed that with a passing backhand winner as Simon charged the net.Both the players held the next two games easily, forcing a tie-breaker.Simon trailed 1-3 in the tie-breaker but soon led 6-4 and nailed the set with a forehand winner which he produced after a sensational 39-shot rally.Anderson saved three break points in the second game of the second set but an unrelenting Simon broke his rival in the sixth and eighth to seal the win.Simon lost only three points in his four service game in the second set while Anderson continued to struggle with his errors. His misery finally ended when he hit a backhand wide to give Simon his first title win of the season. PTI AT ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Annup Sonii to return as host of Crime Patrol, undergoes makeover

first_imgActor Annup Sonii, who was the face of Crime Patrol, will make his comeback to the crime series as a host.He will be seen in an all new avatar in the show, known to bring alive real life crimes on the small screen.The actor will be seen sporting a bearded look and will work his charm as he strongly talks about crime lurking in every nook and corner.He had recently shot for the promo, which will soon air on Sony Entertainment Television channel.”I was associated with the show for seven years before I decided to take a break and focus on my other projects. It feels great to be a part of the show again after 15 months,” Annup said in a statement.”Just like the previous season, this season will also talk about how small incidences trigger a normal person to commit a crime which can be a reflection of their frustration or emotional imbalances.”There is a thin line between a normal person and a criminal mind. It just depends on the thought, how an attempt to pull the other person down is erroneous but thinking to rise above the other person through one’s own efforts is perfectly okay,” he added.Among his upcoming projects, Annup has feature films like Prasthanam, a Netflix original movie and a web series by the makers of Baahubali.Also read | Wait, what? Popular show Crime Patrol now a booklast_img read more

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England crowned U17 World Cup champions

first_imgWorld Cup England crowned Under-17 World Cup champions with victory over Spain Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:23 10/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) England Under-17s World Cup final Getty World Cup U17 World Cup England U17 v Spain U17 England U17 Spain U17 Despite losing Jadon Sancho early in the tournament due to club commitments, England won six out of seven games in India and took the crown in style England have triumphed in the Under-17 World Cup after a stunning comeback to beat Spain 5-2 in the final in India. The Young Lions faced an uphill struggle after a Sergio Gomez double put Spain in the ascendancy early on in Saturday’s showpiece. But Rhian Brewster reduced the deficit just before half-time and, after the break, Morgan Gibbs-White and Manchester City youngster Phil Foden completed the comeback to put England in the lead.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Both Brewster and Gibbs-White’s goals were laid on by Steven Sessegnon, the Fulham wonderkid whose performances in west London have seen him linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs. Spain appeared to throw in the towel after letting slip a commanding lead, and their woe was compounded by further strikes from Marc Guehi and Foden to round off a comprehensive 5-2 victory. England Spain Under-17 World Cup finalThe victory was sweet revenge for the Young Lions, who suffered defeat earlier this year in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship to Saturday’s rivals. Impressively, it was also achieved without teenage superstar Jadon Sancho, who was withdrawn from the World Cup in the group stage when Borussia Dortmund called him up to their first team.Unbowed by Sancho’s absence, Steve Cooper’s charges won six out of seven games in the India-based tournament, scoring 23 goals and conceding just six.It also marks the first time that England have won a World Cup at this age group, and completes a near-clean sweep of trophies at youth level. As well as the U-17 trophy, England also triumphed at U-20 level in this year’s World Cup, while the U-19s prevailed in the European Championship in a memorable summer for everyone involved.last_img read more

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Different Cong voices on JK reflect directionless politics says Javadekar

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress is speaking in different voices on the special status of Jammu and Kashmir because of its “directionless politics”, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday while stressing that the situation in Valley will be normal very soon.The minister also accused Congress leader P Chidambaram of communalising the issue and said people of Jammu and Kashmir are happy with the decision to revoke the state’s special status under Article 370. Chidambaram on Monday alleged that the BJP scrapped the special status of J&K as the region is “dominated” by Muslims, a remark condemned by the ruling party as “provocative and irresponsible”. The former union finance minister also alleged the BJP-led NDA government would not have taken the bold decision had J&K been a “Hindu-dominated” state. “This is Congress’ frustration, despair and directionless politics. Karan Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Milind Deora, R P N Singh and other leaders are talking one thing and Chidambaram, Mani Shankar Aiyar saying another thing. The party is in perennial confusion. They never had a clear stand,” Javadekar told reporters here. The union minister of Information and Broadcasting and Environment also said the people of Jammu and Kashmir celebrated Eid happily. “Let me say that after Article 370 people of Kashmir will progress and will get the rights that have been denied to them in the last 70 years. That is why they are happy…,” he said.last_img read more

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Not convenient to discuss charges against imprisoned Canadians China

first_imgOTTAWA — A Chinese government spokesman says it is not “convenient” to discuss the charges against two Canadians detained in China despite an assertion by the country’s top prosecutor that they broke the law.Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang offered that explanation during a press conference in Beijing today, one of two cryptic Chinese government media events that deepened the mystery surrounding the arrests of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.The two were detained last month in what is widely viewed as Chinese retaliation for Canada’s arrest of high-tech executive Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, by the RCMP in Vancouver at the request of the United States.The U.S. wants Meng to face fraud charges in the U.S. and she has been released on bail and is living in an upscale Vancouver home in advance of her extradition hearing.Little is known about Kovrig’s or Spavor’s circumstances, because they’ve each had only a single consular visit by Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, last month.China’s chief prosecutor, Zhang Jun, told a Beijing briefing today “without a doubt” Kovrig and Spavor broke the country’s laws and are being investigated.At a regular foreign-ministry briefing, Lu refused to elaborate on the nature of the charges.“We have said here that these two Canadian citizens are under investigation in accordance with law for engaging in activities that undermine China’s national security,” said Lu. “It is not convenient to disclose more information now.”Kovrig is a Canadian diplomat who was on a leave from Global Affairs Canada and was working in Beijing for the International Crisis Group, an organization that has written critically about China in the past.Spavor is an entrepreneur who organized tours to North Korea.A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated Canada’s call for the release of the two men.“We are deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention by Chinese authorities of two Canadians last month and call for their immediate release,” said Adam Austen.The government has sought the support of key allies in pressuring China to release Kovrig and Spavor.The U.S State Department has called for the release of the two Canadians, while Germany, France, the European Union and Australia have also issued supportive statements.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Nerd HQ Raises 215000 For Operation Smile

first_imgZachary Levi and The Nerd Machine returned to Comic-Con this year bringing with them Nerd HQ.This annual event, now in its third year, provided fans with a home base during the international comic book and entertainment festival. Guests experienced cutting edge technology with hardware provided by Intel & ASUS; gaming showcases including action-packed Neverwinter gameplay; a sneak peak at the all-new, electric FIAT 500e and several exclusive parties including the festival favorite, Levi’s annual Nerd Party.Also back by popular demand was the very popular philanthropic panel series “Conversation for a Cause.” Guest who purchased tickets to these intimate panels of about 250 people enjoyed asking questions of their favorite entertainers in an un-moderated forum. This year’s panels included some of the most talked about films, television shows and celebrities including “Riddick,” “Cast from ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’” “Dr. Who,” “The Maze Runner,” “Haven,” “I, Frankenstein,” “Orphan Black,” “PBS Masterpiece: Sherlock,” “Psych,” “Stoopid Buddy with Seth Green,” “Thrilling Adventure Hour,” “Fannibal Meetup with Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy and David Slade,” “Signing with the legendary Jim Lee of DC Entertainment,” “Adult Swim Panel featuring cast members from NTSF and Children’s Hospital,” “Kick Ass 2 Panel and Signing,” “Tiny Commando featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs, Ryan McFaul and Zachary Levi,” “A Conversation with NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover” and “A Conversation with Zachary Levi and Mystery Guests” and individual panels with Evangeline Lilly, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Joe Manganiello, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, and Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi.With the addition several new fundraising efforts, such as photo opportunities with celebrities including Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, David Giuntoli, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Levi, an exclusive auction on eBay that featured one-of-a-kind artwork from Elevendy, a huge screening of fan-favorite Serenity on Petco Park’s field, and a generous $10,000 donation from event sponsor Intel & ASUS, the event generated a record breaking $215,000 for Operation Smile or as Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi put it, 895 smiles.last_img read more

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Ban Kimoon deplores attacks on UN mission in Haiti

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General also deplored attacks against the UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, as well as against the Government and private property. Mr. Ban appealed for calm and urged demonstrators to refrain from further acts of violence. He also expressed sympathy for the suffering of the Haitian people resulting from the recent rise in food prices, and encouraged international donors to provide urgent assistance.The spokesperson added that MINUSTAH has taken all necessary measures to assist the Haitian authorities in protecting key installations and institutions. 9 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern over the recent violence in Haiti and particularly the deaths that have occurred amid demonstrations against the high cost of living in the poverty-stricken Caribbean country. read more

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Annan promises UNs help following earthquake in northern Morocco

“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the heavy loss of life and extensive damage caused by a powerful earthquake that struck near the city of Al Hoceima,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast from the Moroccan port city of Al Hoceima, about 2.30 a.m. local time today.A situation report from OCHA said that while there were no reports of damage in Al Hoceima itself, several villages near its outskirts were badly hit. The death toll is forecast to rise into the hundreds. Most of the inhabitants of the villages of Ait Kamra, Tamassint and Imzourn live in mud-brick structures.Conveying Mr. Annan’s deepest sympathy to the Moroccan Government and the families of the quake victims, Mr. Eckhard said “the UN stands ready to render assistance.” OCHA said it was ready to activate international assistance as soon as the Moroccan Government requested help. The UN’s Resident Coordinator in Morocco, Emmanuel Dierckx de Casterle, told OCHA that Morocco was handling relief efforts and was unlikely to ask for international assistance. read more

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SecretaryGeneral laments slow progress on issue of Kuwaitis missing since 1990 Iraq

In a report to the Security Council on the activities of Yuli Vorontsov, his envoy dealing with the issue, Mr. Annan welcomes the fact that the remains of three more Kuwaitis have been recovered.But the fate of 370 others is still unknown, and “this reflects disappointingly slow progress,” he says.The report notes that “serious security challenges in Iraq have impeded searches for graves and exhumation of known sites where Kuwaiti and other nationals are thought to be buried.” Mr. Annan welcomes efforts by the Tripartite Commission dealing with the issue to ascertain the fate of the missing and voices hope that arrangements “will help to bring the issue of Kuwaiti prisoners of war and third-country nationals to a satisfactory close.”On a related matter, he says it is “sad that there has been no movement forward with regard to finding and returning the Kuwaiti national archives.” The Secretary-General repeats his call on anyone who may have information on their whereabouts to come forward. read more

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Dolphins Suspend Don Jones For Tweet About Michael Sam

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted “horrible” when Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted in NFL history, and it has cost him an undisclosed amount fine and suspension from the team until he “completes educational training” for his actions, according to the club.Sam, the former Missouri linebacker was selected by the St. Louis Rams, with the next-to-last pick in the draft. His reaction—including tears and a kiss from his male friend—was captured on television, prompting Jones to post on Twitter: “OMG. Horrible.”In the NFL, which is seeking to create a culture of sensitivity, Jones’ reaction was not welcomed, even if it represented many others’ views, too.“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said in a statement released by the team. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment. I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all of the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team, and I wish him all the best in his NFL career. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Ross, my teammates, coaches, staff and fans for these tweets. I am committed to represent the values of the Miami Dolphins organization and appreciate the opportunity I have been given to do so going forward.”“We met with Don today about respect, discrimination and judgment, coach Joe Philbin said. “These comments are not consistent with the values and standards of our program. We will continue to emphasize and educate our players that these statements will not be tolerated.”Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told NFL Network soon after Sam was picked that he didn’t anticipate issues about his sexuality.“I don’t have any concern whatsoever. We drafted a good football player,” Fisher said. “I’m excited to get him on the practice field and get him going so yeah, there’s gonna be a little extra tension for a couple days, but Michael was the SEC co-defensive player of the year.”Sam had 11 1/2 sacks last season for Missouri. Many believe he would have been selected higher had he stayed essentially in the closet. NFL scouts, of course, likely would have learned he was gay after they began evaluating prospects after the season, since Sam was out to his college teammates — and there was a strong chance of him being outed against his will. read more

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Buckeyes move to 230 behind Sullingers 10th doubledouble

Michigan arrived in Columbus not the least bit intimidated by the No. 1-ranked, undefeated Ohio State men’s basketball team. The Wolverines stood toe-to-toe with the Buckeyes for most of the game Thursday night, but despite trailing at halftime, OSU showed exactly how it’s managed the second-best start in program history. “Ohio State is really good,” Wolverine coach John Beilein said. “There’s a reason they’re undefeated.” On the shoulders of freshman Jared Sullinger’s 10th double-double of the season, OSU (23-0, 10-0 Big Ten) bested unranked but feisty Michigan (13-10, 3-7 Big Ten), 62-53. Sullinger played all 40 minutes, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes to victory. OSU jumped out to a quick lead, beginning the game with a 7-0 run, but the Wolverines were in no mood to let the Buckeyes blow them out early. A 3-pointer from junior guard Zack Novak tied the game at 14-14 with 11:39 to go in the first half. Four minutes later, a jumper from junior guard Stu Douglass gave the Wolverines their first lead, 20-19. The Buckeyes regained the lead, but back-to-back Michigan buckets to close the half put OSU down, 26-23, at the break. It was just the fourth time all season the Buckeyes have been trailing at halftime, and they entered the locker room with 10 turnovers and shooting just 36 percent from the field. “That’s not Ohio State basketball,” freshman point guard Aaron Craft said of the Buckeyes’ offensive struggles in the first 20 minutes. “That’s not what we’ve been doing all year to get us in the position we’re at.” A basket from redshirt freshman forward Jordan Morgan gave the Wolverines a 30-24 lead early in the second half, but two 3-pointers from junior guard William Buford tied the game, 30-30, and ignited the sellout crowd at the Schottenstein Center. With his first points of the game, senior forward David Lighty gave the Buckeyes a two-point lead with just less than 14 minutes remaining. The Wolverines quickly tied it, but a 7-0 Buckeye run, capped with a Lighty free throw, gave OSU a 44-36 lead with 9:37 to go. Again, however, Michigan answered. Back-to-back 3-pointers from freshmen Evan Smotrycz and Tim Hardaway Jr. cut the Buckeye lead to two. But Sullinger’s eight points over the next five minutes fueled a 10-3 OSU run that gave the Buckeyes a 54-45 lead, their largest of the game to that point, with less than three minutes remaining. “In the second half we took our intensity to another level,” Sullinger said. “We know it’s Michigan, and we know they’re going to give us their best shot. On top of that it’s a rivalry, so we just had to take it to another level.” After struggling through the first half, OSU shot 54 percent from the field in the second, and ended the game on an 18-9 run to earn the nine-point victory. Buford finished with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Lighty and senior guard Jon Diebler added nine points apiece. The win, despite the seemingly comfortable margin of victory, was yet another game that perhaps could have gone either way down the stretch. The close games, Buford said, are simply what comes with a No. 1 ranking and will only help the Buckeyes in the long run. “We know every team is going to come after us,” Buford said. “We’re the No. 1 team in the country. They’re giving us their best shot, and we’re taking people’s best punches right now so when we get to the tournament we’ll be prepared.” OSU coach Thad Matta is happy as long as his team keeps winning, regardless of how close the games are. “It’s amazing, and I keep saying this just looking across college basketball,” Matta said. “There are great players, there are great coaches and to be sitting here today 23-0 and 10-0 in the Big Ten is something else.” The Buckeyes travel to Minneapolis to play No. 18 Minnesota at 2 p.m. Sunday. read more

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Record NHS negligence payouts fuelled by maternity blunders

first_imgJoshua with sister Emily  Jeremy Hunt  “The human cost of these perfectly avoidable errors is far greater than the financial cost,” he said.“Most of these costs would be avoided if the NHS investigated incidents better, recognised when they were at fault and settled claims earlier. “He also raised concerns about Government plans to introduced fixed cost schemes, which he said would leave patients worse off.Emma Hallinan, from the Medical Protection Society, which represents doctors accused of negligence, said reforms were necessary, because costs were “spiralling” and would become too great for the NHS to bear.She said: “It is important that there is reasonable compensation for patients harmed following clinical negligence, but a balance must be struck against society’s ability to pay.  If the current trend continues the balance will tip too far and the cost risks becoming unsustainable.”Many of the most expensive claims involve babies left brain damaged at birth, where payouts involve the cost of care for life. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The NHS paid out more than £1bn in damages for medical negligence last year – a record high, fuelled by maternity blunders, official figures show.Patients groups said the figures showed the need to improve safety in hospitals, with particular concerns about the rising costs caused by catastrophic errors in childbirth.Doctors’ representatives said the trends – which show a doubling in overall negligence costs in a decade, showed the need to cap costs, in order to limit the amount being spent on lawyers.The figures from NHS Resolution show £1.7bn in total on negligence claims – with almost £700,000 spent on lawyers. The total figure has almost doubled since 2010/11, the statistics show.Peter Walsh, chief executive of charity Action against Medical Accidents, said the NHS was spending too much on litigation, because it was failing to improve its safety record, and spending too much fighting cases it should not defend.center_img While 10 per cent of all claims in 2016/17 involved such cases, they accounted for 50 per cent of the total value of the claims, health officials said.The value of such claims – often linked with a failure to monitor babies’ heart rates, to detect risks of oxygen starvation – has tripled over the past decade.In recent months, a string of inquests have found that babies are dying and others put at risk of major brain injury because it is commonplace for British midwives to qualify without proper training in use of heart monitors.Senior coroners called for changes to reform the system, with hospital trusts advised to stop recruiting newly qualified midwives until they can prove they have such skills, with annual checks. Baby Joshua Titcombe died after hospital staff failed to provide antibiotics for an infection  Jeremy Hunt has set out plans which aim to dramatically reduce the number of tragedies where babies die or are harmed for life Credit:Eddie Mulhollandlast_img read more

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MONTENEGRO – WOMENS EUROPEAN CHAMPION

alstadAna Djokicanja edinbajraktarovicbulatovicDragan AdzicedinHeidi LokeHergeirssonknezeviclokemiljanicmONTENEGRONorwaypavicevicradicevicriegelhuthsullandThorir Hergeirsson MONTENEGRO IS THE EUROPEAN CHAMPION!! MONTENEGRO WIN THE EHF EURO 2012 AGAINST NORWAY WITH 34:31 AFTER TWO OVER TIMES!! GOLD MEDAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR HISTORY!In a very tense match in which no team could make a goal difference larger than two goals in the first half, and in which both teams exchanged the lead in the first half, saw the Montenegrin girls leading 12:11 at half time after Barjaktarovic made some fantastic saves in the final minutes of the half. Sonja Barjaktarevic, Milena Knezevic and Katarina Bulatovic were Montenegro’s best in the first half, while Linn Jorum Sulland, Anja Edin and Yda Alstad along with goalkeeper Katrine Lunde Haraldsen are worthy of mention in the Norwegian team. Same followed in the second half, despite Montenegro having 3-goals lead at one point, Norway fought back and kept the tension in the game. So it went until the end, with 1 minute and 30 seconds to go it was 23:23! Knezevic scores for 24:23 with 30 seconds to go. Alstad scores for 24:24, and the game goes in over time! Despite having 3 goals lead in the over time, Norway fight back, and fight for another over time of 2 x 5 minutes! Not much changes after the third over time, 30:30 at the end of it. Finally with 3:0 run in the end of the 4th over time, Montenegro wins with 34:31 after 80 minutes of play!FIRST HALFMontenegro open the game with a save and a goal by Milena Knezevic, and in the next attack Norway equalizes to 1:1 through Yda Alstad, and the same player scores again in the next attack for 2:1 Norway lead. A real projectile by Katarina Bulatovic, and it’s 2:2. Another turn of the score, Knezevic and it’s 3:2 for Montenegro. The first two-goal is in the 7th minute, Pavicevic makes it 4:2 for Montenegro! Breivang makes it 3:4, and Riegelhuth has chance for 4:4 but misses a penalty, superb save Bajraktarovic. Miljanic from counter-attack and again two-goal difference, 5:3 in 10th minute! Heidi Loke’s first goal comes in the 11th minute, 4:5. Borgensen steals, and Herrem equalizes to 5:5. Bulatovic with her 2nd goal for 6:5 Montenegro lead, while Miljanic makes it 7:5 after Norway is given offensive foul. First exclusion is given to Suzana Lazovic, but Montenegro with the ball after Borgensen’s shot is saved by Barjaktarovic. Sulland hits the post, but in the next attack scores lobbing Montenegro’s goalkeeper, 6:7 in the 15th minute. Lunde Haraldsen saves, and Anja Edin with very powerful shot levels the score, 7:7. Bulatovic’s shot is saved, and Loke scores for 8:7 Norway lead. Dragan Adzic calls a timeout. Edin and Bulatovic score each, 9:8 for Norway in the 19th minute. Montenegro GK saves, Knezevic and it’s 9:9! Few minutes no goal deadlock is broken by Alstad and Norway leads again 10:9. Hergeirssons’ first time comes in the 24th minute after both teams fail to score in couple of attacks. Sulland‘s superb shot gives Norway two goals lead, only to be cut to one with Biljana Pavicevic’s goal. Norway is given 7m, but Barjaktarovic saves Loke’s penalty, 2 minutes suspension for Bulatovic Angjela. On the other side, Milena Knezevic manages to give Montenegro a penalty, and goal scored by Katarina Bulatovic, and the score is equal again, 11:11 with few minutes to go in the first half. Norway with offensive foul, and Milena Knezevic scores for 12:11 Montenegro lead! Montenegro defends well, and has the final attack in the first half, but score only after the half time was whistled. 12:11 Montenegro lead at the half time. In the first over time Norway can’t score, while Montenegro score two goals, and it’s 26:24 after the first over time.SECOND HALFSecond half is opened with Angjela Bulatovic’s goal for 13:11 Montenegro lead, but Loke immediately scores for 12:13. Knezevic for 14:12 Montenegro lead, her 5th goal in the match. Radicevic with the counter-attack, and the first time 3-goal lead in the match, Montenegro 15:12. Only after Lazovic is given 2-minutes penalty, Riegelhuth scores for 13:15. Loke, and its 14:15. Jovanka Radicevic scores from 6meters, 16:14 for the Balkan country. A strange referee decision sees Norway scoring from 7meters, Anja Edin. Even with player less, Marija Jovanovic finds a way to score, 17:15 in the 40th minute. Bjorndalen‘s first goal for 16:17. Suzana Lazovic’s attempt results with 7-meters for Montenegro, and Bulatovic converts it in a goal, 18:16 Montenegro, only to see it down to one goal through Alstad. Same player scores again, and score is levelled, 18:18. Counter-attack for Norway and a Sulland goal for lead in the 45th minute, 19:18. Norway makes a 3:0 run. Radicevic from a very hard position scores for 19:19. Norway scores for 20:19. Barjaktarovic makes miracles with her saves, and finally Montenegro equalizes Knezevic’s 7-meters goal, 20:20. Two minutes suspension for Anja Edin. With player less, Riegelhuth scores for another Norway lead 21:20. Lazovic for 21:21 with 10 minutes to go. Linn Gosse from the wing scores, and 22:21 Norway lead it is. It’s timeout time for Montenegro.  Knezevic scores for 22:22 and in the next attack Andrea Klikovac is given two-minutes suspension in what seemed a questionable decision which kept Norway in the attack after a clear save was made by Barjaktarovic. Now it’s Hergeirsson‘s time for timeout. Riegelhuth‘s shot is saved by Barjaktarevic. Montenegro fail to score, and in what seemed an offensive foul resulted with Edin‘s goal for Norway lead 23:22, three minutes to go. Djokic‘s first goal, and 23:23. Sulland’s shot is saved, and Montenegro has opportunity to score with 1 minute and 30 seconds to go. Dragan Adzic calls for a timeout. Both teams fail to score in their attacks, and 1 minute to go sees Montenegro in the attack. Knezevic‘s bomb shot has Montenegro in the lead 24:23, with only 30 seconds to go. Norway calls a timeout. Alstad scores the equalizer, and Montenegro is given only 10 seconds to score a winner, but fails. Over time!OVER TIME 1Over time is opened with Haraldsen‘s save. Breivang‘s shot goes over the goal. Jovanovic scores for first lead in the over time, under threat of passive attack. Loke misses, but Haraldsen saves again. Norway miss, and Knezevic scores for two-goal lead, Montenegro 26:24! Norway fails to score again, and after the first over time it’s great lead for Montenegro!OVER TIME 2Norway starts bad again, with huge technical error in their attack. Both teams score very fast, 27:25 for Montenegro and Montenegro ball. Katarina Bulatovic and it’s 28:25 for Montenegro! Katarina Bulatovic is suspended for two minutes! Alstad and 28:26 for Montenegro. Another Alstad goal, 27:28 now only. Another Alstad goal, and it’s equal again, 28:28. Montenegro has 13 seconds to score a winner. No goal, another over time!OVER TIME 3No team scores in their opening attacks, and the first goal is by Bulatovic for 29:28 Montenegro lead. Bjorndalen equalizes immediately. Radicevic’s goal for another Montenegro lead, followed by Barjaktarevic save, her 17th save! Norway gets a penalty in the final seconds and two-minute suspension for Marija Jovanovic. Alstad converts the penalty. Egal.OVER TIME 4Camilla Herrem scores for Norway lead 31:30, but Knezevic returns the scoring, 31:31. Two minutes to go, Montenegro gets a penalty and Heidi Loke is suspended for two minutes. Katarina Bulatovic for 32:31 Montenegro lead! Angjela Bulatovic scores through a counter-attack for 33:31! Norway miss again, and it’s 34:31 for Montegro, through Jovanka Radicevic. Montenegro is the European Champion!TEXT: Borjan Zafirovski ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 15): Ademar Leon win derby game against Naturhouse La Rioja Next Story → “Golden coach”, Dragan Adžić: “I have heroines” – Hergeirsson: “Reason to set new goals” read more

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Fifty years of innovation BT Young Scientist launches today

first_imgTHE MAIN HALL in the RDS will be jammed to the rafters with some of the country’s brightest minds over the next few days, as the BT Young Scientist exhibition gets underway.This year’s will be the 50th instalment of the competition, with inaugural winner John Monahan, in town to launch the event.Monahan flew in from his California home, having gone on to become a world-renowned biotechnologist.The even is open to the public from tomorrow until Saturday, when Commander Chris Hadfield will visit.The exhibition will feature live shows including World of Robots, interactive exhibits and a visit from Titan The Robot.It will also see Coder Dojo, the programming club, set up shop and teach skills to students.Of course, the main event will see 550 students from all over the country battling it out for the €5,000 prize, as well as the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union contest for Young Scientists.For more information on the contest, click here.Read: Irish scientists encouraged to chase €80 billion EU fundRead: Public invited to ask burning questions on climate changelast_img read more

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Merse wants Sarri to drop Kepa

first_imgFormer Arsenal player Paul Merson believes Maurizio Sarri must drop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to send a strong message to other players.Kepa blatantly refused to be subbed off in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, which sparked controversy at the club.The Italian manager has tried to calm the incident by insinuating it was a misunderstanding ahead of a crucial game against Spurs on Wednesday night.However, Merson who played under George Graham has advised Sarri to learn from his former boss by replacing Kepa with Willy Caballero.“I think the manager has to stay strong and tell him he’s not playing – he’s got to,” he said on Sky Sports Debate.“If you’re the manager then you’ve got to tell him you’ve shown me no respect otherwise the rest of the players will be thinking ‘wow, come on’.”Merson equally opened up on how he was instantly punished by Graham after disrespecting the former Arsenal manager.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.🗣️ Kepa and Maurizio Sarri speak out as Chelsea announce that Kepa has been fined a week’s wages for his actions on Sunday pic.twitter.com/RR0aXItLWX— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 26, 2019“I laughed at him once and I didn’t play for two months,” he said.“And, we played Huddersfield in the League Cup and I walked straight down the tunnel. I didn’t play for a month after that. I didn’t show enough respect and got punished so you don’t do it again, although I have done it twice… so maybe don’t use me as an example!“You’ve got to give your manager the respect.”last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday May 12

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uIs Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby providing fuel for her critics of her prosecution of the six police officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray? Many argue her appearance with Prince during his concert for Baltimore over the weekend made her already arduous task of convicting any of the officers even more challenging. We’ll engage our experts on the controversial matter. Plus, a round table discussion with middle and high school students on their thoughts about the Baltimore uprising. These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

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Baltimore Leaders Gather at White House to Discuss Social Change

first_imgCharlotte James of Baltimore’s Code in the Schools organization, speaks during a panel at the White House. (Image via YouTube)Some of Baltimore’s top leaders gathered at the White House June 6 for a panel discussion which analyzed social change in the city.Called “The Front Lines of Social Innovation: Models for Change from Baltimore City,” the event was streamed live from the White House and addressed the social plights that Baltimore is facing. Among those in attendance were Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh, Bishop Eugene Sutton, and Senator Ben Cardin. From its record-high homicide rate to dealing with the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, there are many aspects of Baltimore in need of social reform.Sarah Hemminger, a neuroscientist and CEO of Thread, a city non-profit which engages underperforming high school students, spoke about her mentoring program and the importance of lifting up Baltimore’s youth.“During times of division and strife in our city, we must rediscover the thing that is most important: one another,” said Hemminger. Thread helps teens in less-than-ideal social situations thrive academically. She mentors low-income and at-risk kids with low GPAs, and helps them to graduate high school and further their education. Her program has a graduation rate of over 90 percent. Through several heart-wrenching anecdotes, Hemminger shared how she not only touched her mentees lives, but how they have helped her to grow as well.The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, stressed the importance of healthcare to create social change. She talked about Vision for Baltimore, which allowed children to receive free eye exams and glasses. She also discussed her national campaign to help those with opioid and drug addiction.“More people die from overdose than die from homicide,” said Wen. “We believed that every resident could save a life.” The city’s health department has provided healthcare training to various members of the community to help with this issue. She also discussed racial disparities in health and how one of her programs that hires recently-released convicts helps with violence prevention.Other topics of discussion included adding coding and computer science to school curriculums, youth outreach, education, and more. After the speeches there was also a panel discussion in which a panel of experts discussed other steps Baltimore needs to make towards reform.“There are deep rooted problems of inequality, poverty and racism, but our residents feel the fierce urgency of now,” said Wen.last_img read more

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Corrogan Vaughn Frequent Republican Candidate and Son of Prominent Baltimore Pastor Dies

first_img(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of venerable Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, died Thursday night at his family’s home. He was 51.Corrogan R. VaughnVaughn was born March 8, 1966, in Lynchburg, Virginia, but grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Northwestern High School in Northwest Baltimore. Vaughn obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Government from Virginia Union University in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Virginia University in 2012. He also attended Drexel University and Liberty University.Vaughn was a frequent Republican candidate for political office, challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-7th) for his storied Congressional seat in West Baltimore in 2014 and 2016. “He challenged Elijah more than once and of course, Elijah is a great friend of mine,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said of his son’s political forays.Vaughn also ran for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat in 2012, losing in the Republican Primary to Dan Bongino. According to the Vote Smart website, which provides information on political candidates, Vaughn also ran for the U.S. Senate seat as a Republican in 2000, 2004 and 2006 and was a Republican candidate for president in 2008.Vaughn was also known as a local radio host, co-hosting with former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, “Lunchtime With the Maryland GOP,” on WOLB in the early 2000’s.On the occasion of his parents 50th wedding anniversary and his father’s 75th birthday, Vaughn told the AFRO in 2013, “Because of my parent’s involvement in the community, it’s good to see people come out and appreciate them.”“The Lord loaned him to me…but, the Lord now has reclaimed him,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said.Corrogan Vaughn leaves to mourn: his mother and father, two sisters; Rev. Dr. Lynette Vaughn, assistant pastor and Sharon Baptist Church and Cassandra Vaughn-Fox, a media professional, both of Baltimore; along with many other family members and friends.The funeral for Corrogan Vaughn will be August 28 at Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 N. Stricker St., Baltimore, MD. Rev. Dr. Harold Carter, Jr., pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church, will deliver the eulogy. The family hour will be at 10:30 a.m., the funeral begins at 11 a.m. The wake for Vaughn will be August 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also at Sharon Baptist.last_img read more

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Suu Kyis second time round

first_imgThe Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), a research institution in Shimla, has published another edition of Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the institute’s official said on Friday. ‘The second edition of Suu Kyi’s book Burma and India: Some Aspects of Intellectual Life under Colonialism has been brought out as a paperback edition and is priced at Rs 195,’  IIAS director Peter Ronald Desouza said in a statement. The bookis based on the manuscript Suu Kyi submitted after completion of her fellowship at the IIAS in 1987. The book, first published in 1990, is about comparative study of intellectual life under colonialism in the two countries. It describes the varying responses of India and Burma during British colonialism, responses which reflect the changing social structure and character of the two societies. It also discusses the Buddhist influence from India on Burma and the inability of Burmese society to resist the colonial onslaught in contrast to India, which developed a more substantial response. The opposition leader of Myanmar stayed at the IIAS with her husband Michael Aris, who was also a fellow, and their two sons. ‘It was through the ambassador of India to Burma that Suu Kyi could be sent the re-typed and proof-read version of her book to make the necessary changes, which she did,’ Desouza said. ‘She chose the cover design,’ he added. On the request of Suu Kyi, he said, IIAS would send some copies of the book to public libraries and universities across India. The IIAS is a premier advanced research institution in the field of humanities and social sciences.last_img read more

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