De Bruyne upbeat he’ll be fit for Manchester derby despite shoulder injury

first_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone Loading… Kevin De Bruyne believes he has a chance of being fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.Advertisement De Bruyne was ruled out of Wednesday’s 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory at Sheffield Wednesday — and boss Pep Guardiola was unsure whether he would be ready to face United.City’s medical staff found some minor damage to a ligament in the Belgian’s shoulder.But they do not feel the injury is serious and will give it as long as possible to settle down.Meanwhile, KDB’s team-mate John Stones reckons City can build on their run of five straight victories across four competitions.Their two cup wins followed a memorable 2-1 triumph at Real Madrid in the Champions League.And with four away successes in that five-match run, City make the short journey across town at the weekend in good heart.Defender Stones said: “We’ve got to be confident within ourselves and know what we’re capable of. But we’re humble about it which is a great way to go about yourself.“It was a tough night against Sheffield and to keep momentum going, coming off the back of those two games, they’re very positive signs for us.”#Football Kevin De Bruyne believes he WILL be fit for Manchester derby despite Carabao Cup final shoulder injury https://t.co/Tq0TwNkree— Football News (@soccerMeraki) March 6, 2020Read Also: Man City official dances in pants to celebrate Carabao Cup winSergio Aguero’s winner at Hillsborough means City have not been knocked out of a domestic cup in two years.Stones added: “I think the mindset of the lads is spot on. Sometimes clubs come away to places and almost think they’re going to push teams over.“We never do that and I think that’s why we’ve done so well in recent years.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The City superstar picked up a shoulder injury in last weekend’s Carabao Cup final win over Aston Villa.last_img read more

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Illegal gambling suspect jailed

first_imgHe was detained in the custodialfacility of the Banate police station. Joseph Santiago of Barangay Lagubang, Barotac,Nuevo was nabbed on the strength an arrest warrant around 10:30 a.m. on Feb.19, a police report showed Santiago was tagged as the No. 10 mostwanted person in Banate, Iloilo, it added. ILOILO City – Police arrested a mancharged with illegal gambling in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The court recommended a P20,000 bailbond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Serena Williams matches on to face Sloane Stephens in third round

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much She was handed a further boost on Wednesday when top seed Karolina Pliskova tumbled out of the tournament. The Czech was stunned in straight sets by France’s world No. 50 Caroline Garcia. Williams’ American compatriot Sofia Kenin, the No. 2 seed, continued her impressive form this year with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez to progress into the third round. The reigning Australian Open champion Kenin is yet to drop a set at Flushing Meadows as she bids for her second Grand Slam title of the year, and of her career. “I feel like I found a groove. I’m really focused on every shot,” said the Moscow-born player who will take on 27th seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the next round. Read AlsoVenus, Clijsters bow out of US Open It was however not sweet song for Andy Murray as he was stopped from progressing to the third round by Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime 6-2 6-3 6-4. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Twenty three Grand Slam champion Serena Williams continued her quest for record 24th title and 7th US Open title with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of unseeded Russian Margarita Gasparyan at the Flushing Meadows on Friday. The 38-year-old closed out the first set with ease before a slight wobble in the second when she was broken twice by Gasparyan, before progressing into the third round. “I’m just happy to get through it and try to focus on the next round,” said Williams, who will take on 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in the last 32. A tournament victory next week would also see her break away from Chris Evert, on six titles, as the most decorated US Open champion of the women’s game in the modern era. Williams’ chances have been improved by the absence of several top players, included top-ranked Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep, over coronavirus fears or injury.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Heartland Park Topeka releases 2016 schedule

first_imgTOPEKA, Kan. ­– It was just a few weeks ago that Heartland Park Topeka officials named John and Larry Lowrey as co-promoters of the dirt track.  This week the announcements keep coming for 2016.“We are very excited about getting back to racing at Heartland Park Topeka on the dirt track,” said Larry Lowrey, “Bringing IMCA into the mix is really going to jazz things up another notch.”The core of the 2016 season will revolve around the weekly race program. During the 2016 sea­son the weekly program will consist of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Sunday night will host each and every points race for the 2016 season. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., spectator gates will follow at 4:30 p.m., hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. and the first green flag race of the night will start promptly at 6 p.m.“A lot of people have asked us about what specials we are bringing in and that’s great,” said Larry Low­rey, “…but to our staff the most important thing to us is our weekly racers. The weekly racers are the ones that are putting on the show week in and week out. This season the excitement could get hot and heavy early with the talent pool of racers we have in the area and then you mix in the new faces that are going to be here to test the waters, it’s going to be fun.”The 2016 race season will consist of 14 points races and a season ending-special. Racing action kicks off with a practice on April 10 while the season opener is slated for April 24 and racing will come to a close with the Capital City Clash on Sept. 3.The Clash is the only Saturday night race on the schedule for this season. Extra money will be on the line in all four sanctioned classes on this night.“John and I also might be adding a special event or two so we could say this is our tentative sched­ule right now. There have been a lot of groups contacting us about racing at Heartland Park To­peka and that is exciting,” said Larry Lowrey.last_img read more

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Schools using an e-learning day or canceling classes for Red for Ed Action day

first_imgOriginal Story—Indiana legislators will likely encounter a sea of red when they attend Organization Day on November 19. Organization day at the statehouse is the start of the 2020 legislative session.As of Thursday night,  more than 7,000 Indiana teachers had registered to attend the Red For Ed Action Day at the Indiana Statehouse. Keith Gambil has been a public educator for 30 years. He’s also the President of the Indiana State Teachers Association. Gambil says teacher shortage and retention is a major problem for Indiana schools. Teachers are also rallying against the externship. The updated professional requirement was put into place a year ago. It requires teachers when they renew their licenses to invest time outside the classroom. ISTA is organizing the event. While ISTA always holds rallies or action days at the statehouse, they’re usually mid-session. This Red for Ed is meant to get legislators’ attention before the session starts. It’s also scheduled for a school day.Roughly 35 school districts across Indiana are either using an e-learning day or canceling classes to support their teachers. The Jennings County School Corporation issued a formal letter stating that school will be canceled Thursday as nearly 1/3 of the staff has taken a personal day on Thursday.  Their contracts state that personal days have to be given if requested.  The JCSC School Board stated a makeup day is scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2020. Statewide–Update—The Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation and the Fayette County Schools are adding to the list of schools canceling on Tuesday, November 19 to attend a state-wide demonstration at the Statehouse called the Red for Ed Action day.last_img read more

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PCP: Badgers’ MVP?

first_imgHolt:Scott Tolzien and the offensive line gave this Big Ten Champion team its identity. And for a team that set a program record in points per game (43.3), it’s hard to ignore such a prolific offense.But the defense, up and down as it was, came up big when it needed to. And defensive end J.J. Watt was what made the defense go. In my eyes, Watt was the MVP of this Badger squad. This isn’t a slight against Tolzien, who was phenomenal, or Carimi, who dominated some of the nation’s best defensive ends.But with Chris Borland out, all eyes were on Watt to be the playmaker on defense, and he didn’t disappoint.Against NU, the behemoth of a junior had three quarterback hurries (two that led to interceptions), a sack, two forced fumbles, three tackles for loss and a blocked PAT. He was everywhere. NU quarterback Evan Watkins can’t be blamed if he now dumps his trunks every time he sees the number “99.”And in talking about his performance against the Wildcats, Watt said he “was just trying to have some fun.” Just imagine what happens when he gets angry.With 21 tackles for loss on the year, Watt ranked third in the nation in that category and second in the Big Ten in sacks, with seven. He was tied for second in pass break-ups among Badgers, and that comes as a defensive lineman. He also recovered two fumbles, forced three and blocked three kicks.But as nice as numbers are, it’s the timing that counts.Montee Ball was unbelievable in getting the go-ahead touchdown at Iowa. But Watt blocked the PAT that allowed it to be a go-ahead touchdown. And with the game on the line, Watt got a just-barely sack of Ricky Stanzi to stall the Hawkeye’s would-be comeback drive. And with Terrelle Pryor leading a dangerous Buckeyes offense, who should get the huge and timely sacks, but Watt?As far as coming up in the clutch and making an impact on the game – any way he could – Watt was unparalleled on the UW defense. And while the offense was full of stars, Watt often shone alone on the other side of the ball. That’s why he’s UW’s MVP.Fiammetta:Average arm, average size, sort-of-fun-to-pronounce last name. It’s rule number one of selecting team MVPs: if they’ve got the name, they’ve got the award.That was stupid.But seriously, Tolzien’s a great name. You can say it in a number of ways, too. You can say it dramatically, with a pause in between Scott and Tolzien, “Scott…TOLZIEN!” Or, you can put some emphasis on the “ien” in Tolzien, a la, “Scott TolzieeEEN!” It’s funnier if you say it quickly too, kinda combining the name into one word, “ScottTolzieeEEN!”Just try it out. When I’m the next Brent Musburger (minus the booze), you’ll see.But if you don’t feel like waiting, I guess you can look to Tolzien’s stats as justification for his MVP candidacy – 2,300 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. His 169.80 efficiency rating is the nation’s fourth-best, and his completion percentage of 74.3 percent is No. 1.In all honesty, though, Tolzien (TolzieeEEN!) is the type of player that you can’t truly assess by stats alone. For instance, in that magical, holy-sh**-we-might-still-have-some-BCS-hopes upset of Ohio State in mid-October, Tolzien was efficient – 13-16, 152 yards – but he still threw an ugly pick. 81 percent completion percentage is phenomenal, but completion percentages hardly drop jaws. But make no mistake – and anybody that saw the game should be able to tell you this – the Badgers might not have put the Buckeyes away if it wasn’t for Tolzien’s ability to make the big throws when needed.That kind of talk, “make the big throws when needed,” sometimes gives the impression sportswriters are just too lazy and/or uniformed to develop a strong point. But the very next week after OSU, in Iowa, Tolzien led UW on a game-winning 15-play, 80-yard, 7:29 drive that won the game and simultaneously stopped the hearts of everyone watching. Tolzien completed two fourth downs on that drive – most notably the second, a fourth-and-four bullet to running back Montee Ball that cemented Wisconsin’s two-game return to national prominence.So, remember Tolzien’s presence on the Badgers goes behind his stats. It’s defined by his efficiency, his leadership (he’s one of six UW captains) and his kickass name. ScottTolzieeEEN!last_img read more

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Orlando Kiddies Carnival was a smash

first_img2017 TTAC Orlando Kiddies Carnival Queen of Bands, Queen of Hearts – Photo by Mea “Lady Mea” Allman The TrinBago Association of Central Florida (TTAC) recently celebrated the fourth annual Orlando Kiddies Carnival at Festival Park in Orlando.Children aged between six months and 15 years from various cultures of the Caribbean Community were decked out in fine costumes as many family and friends cheered them on during an enjoyable road march.Entertainment was provided afterwards by the  i-Land Rebels Band.last_img read more

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T&T signs agreement with European travel group DER Touristik Group

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement with DER Touristik Group, the third largest European travel group following initial discussions in November last year.Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, who is attending the ITB Berlin, billed as the world’s leading travel trade show, said that the German-based group is “looking at bringing its campus to Trinidad and Tobago and we have been in discussion since October November last year…”“We have signed on the dotted line today to say that yes it is on, we have finalized arrangements and we are really excited about this new initiative, exposing Trinidad and Tobago to the German market.”She said the German group will be bringing over 200 tour agents to Trinidad and Tobago.Of course, there are going to be pre-trips in different Caribbean islands, Tobago being one, Aruba, Martinique, Guadeloupe and a number of other islands. Everything will come together …in Trinidad and that will expose our stakeholders to seeing how the German tour operators operate and expose these tour operators to all the wonderful things Trinidad and Tobago has to offer.“So from the perspective of the government of Trinidad and Tobago…this is really good news and we are excited about it,” she said.She said that during the ITB, her delegation has been holding talks with various airlines, including WestJet, in order to increase airlift to the twin island republic.last_img read more

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Grosvenor improvements see Rank delivering on Transformation agenda

first_img Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Submit Share Publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update (quarter period ending 31 March), the governance of London-listed gambling group Rank Group Plc details that its transformation programme is delivering on ‘expected cost savings’.Reflecting previous trading updates, Rank details that it has recorded improved digital revenues (+2%), whilst its venue like-for-like revenues remain flat.Nevertheless, the UK gambling group reports an improvement for its ‘Grosvenor venues’ which has stopped its like-for-like declines recorded in the first two-quarters of 2018/19.For Grosvenor venues, Rank details that ‘strong London trading in the quarter was offset by a disappointing provincial performance’.Meanwhile, Rank’s ‘Mecca venues’ like-for-like revenue was down 1% in the quarter, with the company detailing that ‘lower customer visits partially offset by higher spend per visit’.Rank maintains a positive momentum with regards to its digital division (+2%), reporting that ‘Grosvenor digital’ grew GGR 6% in the quarter with net gaming revenue (‘NGR’) up 15% following targeted action to manage bonus expenditure more efficiently.Further online growth saw ‘Mecca digital’ NGR up10% in the quarter on flat GGR.Rank’s digital division is yet to incorporate the like-for-like comparatives of Spanish online gaming site YoBingo (acquired May 2018), with Rank detailing that the asset’s performance is in-line with expectations.Concluding its update, Rank governance declares that expectations for the full year remain unchanged. John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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Balotelli says goodbye to Manchester City before flying out to Milan

first_imgMario Balotelli is poised to fly to Italy as early as Monday evening ahead of a proposed medical as Manchester City and AC Milan near the final hours of negotiations over a transfer for the striker.The 22-year-old said his goodbyes to team-mates and club staff after completing training at Carrington on Monday morning, and could travel to Milan over the next 24 hours.Super-agent Mino Raiola was in Milan last week in an attempt to resolve the Italy international’s future and Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani suggested on Sunday evening that there had been new developments in the saga.On Wednesday, Goal.com revealed that City had lowered their asking price to €23m having dismissed Milan’s proposal of €29m to be paid over six years, preferring a lesser fee spread over a shorter period of time.BYE BYE BALOTELLI?PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD THIS SEASONGAMES PLAYED 14GOALS 1ASSISTS 0BOOKINGS 2 The Premier League champions are also demanding a 15 per cent sell-on clause as an agreement with Milan appears increasingly likely before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.The Italian giants are willing to sell defender Philippe Mexes in order to free up around €4.5m-a-year on their wage bill and fund a move for Balotelli, with the 22-year-old willing to take a wage cut on his current €129,000-a-week salary.The former Inter Milan star has scored only one league goal for City this season and his relationship with manager Roberto Mancini took another turn for the worse after a very public training ground bust-up earlier in January.That has led to the decision by director of football Txiki Begiristain to sanction Balotelli’s departure, two-and-a-half years after he arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Inter in a €29m move.Balotelli has already given notice on his rented house in Cheshire and has flown a number of his belongings back to Italy. He also held an apparent farewell meal with friends at a Chinese restaurant in Manchester after growing homesick in the north west and expressing his desire to return to Italy following the birth of his first child.Representatives from all three parties involved in the transfer have continually played down the prospect of a January move in public, yet they have been in almost daily contact as they look to resolve Balotelli’s future.Galliani, however, suggested over the weekend that progress had been made in negotiations with City.“Yesterday was 99.9% no, today is 99.5% no,” he told reporters. “It is a situation different from that of yesterday, but the bag is closed until tomorrow morning.”last_img read more

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