Jamie Vardy scored twice in the victory over Newcastle United this past Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool are having their best start to a Premier League season and are showing no signs of slowing down. This past Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s side registered their 7th successive victory of the season as they dispatched a spirited Sheffield United side 1-0 thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum’s late goal. The victory sees them maintain 5 point lead at the top of the log.Second-placed Man City were also victorious on the same day. A goal each by Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling saw the Citizens walk away 3-1 winners away to Everton and now have 16 points from seven games.The other two big six occupants who were in action, Spurs and Chelsea also won their respective fixtures. Spurs who played the majority of the game with 10 men after Serge Aurier was sent off in the first half, beat Southampton 2-1 at home. Tonguy Ndombele and Harry Kane scored for the home side either side of a Danny Ings equalizer.For Chelsea, they defeated Brighton 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Jorginho and Willian. Chelsea like Spurs have 11 points each after 7 games and are 6th and 5th on the table respectively.Elsewhere, Leicester were the biggest winners of the weekend, humiliating Newcastle 5-0 at the King Power Stadium, Crystal Palace beat Norwich 2-0 while Wolves defeated Watford by the same scoreline.The fixture between Man United and Arsenal will be played on Monday night at Old Trafford.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Ederson (Man City)Two world-class saves to deny Yerry Mina was as good as the Brazilian shot-stopper got on Saturday as his Man City side defeated Everton 3-1.RB: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester)Pereira scored Leicester’s opening goal against Newcastle, while also making three tackles in the 5-0 victory.LB: Aaron Croswell (West Ham)Scored the equalizer in the 2-2 draw away to AFC Bournemouth, his second goal in as many games.CB: Matt Doherty (Wolves)Netted the opener in the 2-0 victory over Watford on Sunday and also helped Wolves to a clean sheet.CB: Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea)Continued his fine start to his Chelsea career with another magnificent display in the 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday. Tomori made the most passes of any Chelsea player while completing 90 percent of them.MF: Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)In addition to netting the winning goal, Wijnaldum had the highest pass completion rate of any Liverpool player (98%) at Bramall Lane.MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)Without a doubt City’s star man. De Bruyne was at it again as he masterminded Man City’s 3-1 victory against Everton, assisting Gabriel Jesus’s opener.MF: John McGinn (Aston Villa).One of the revelations of the season, McGinn continued to impress as he scored one of Aston Villa’s two goals in the draw with Burnley.FW: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).Vardy netted twice against Newcastle and has now scored 14 goals in the Premier League since Brendan Rodgers took charge.FW: Riyad Mahrez (Man City)Mahrez scored one and created a team-high five chances for Man City in the 3-1 victory away to Everton.FW: Harry Kane (Tottenham)Kane scored the winner in the 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday. It was also his sixth consecutive Premier League goal against the Saints.Comments Tags: premier leagueTeam of the week
Johannesburg, Thursday 14 February 2019 – Today, Brand South Africa and the South African Consulate in Hong Kong, hosted a business breakfast, to enhance the country’s Nation Brand reputation through positioning South Africa as an attractive investment destination.Coinciding with the anniversary of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “new dawn,” and renewal of business and investor confidence in South Africa, the business breakfast presented an opportunity to follow up on the resounding success of the inaugural SA Investment Conference that was held in October last year.The theme was ‘growing bilateral trade and investment relations between South Africa and Hong Kong’, aimed to contribute towards delivering impactful investment country messaging to the high-level business audience.Brand South Africa’s Marketing Manager, Mr Tshepiso Malele said: “Brand South Africa has been in discussions with stakeholders, to pursue an opportunity for a strategic intervention through direct engagement with Hong Kong business. With the enthusiastic support of the China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) in Hong Kong, the collaborative engagement enabled Brand South Africa to interact with a sizable number of Hong Kong’s prominent business people who are members of the chamber.” Speaking at the event, CGCC Chairman, Dr. Jonathan Choi, emphasised the important role South Africa plays in facilitating Sino-African relations.With its ideal location in fast-growing Asia and riding on the opportunities brought by the Mainland economy, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has developed into an international business, trade and financial hub, as well as a renowned tourist city, providing high value-added and knowledge-intensive services to the globalised world. Hong Kong also serves as the gateway to the Mainland for overseas investors as well as a platform for Mainland enterprises to go global. Though it has a modest population size of just over 7.4 million, Hong Kong boasts a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$ 341 billion and is an important financial Centre in the region.The platform was an opportunity for South Africa to enhance its stakeholder network in China, provide feedback on the SA Investment Conference and to profile South Africa as an attractive investment and trade partner of choice. Founder and CEO of Hong Kong based Acorus Capital, Ms. Maxine Barnett, who was a delegate at the South African Investment Conference, remarked, “There is a strong breeze in South Africa. There is a new wind in the sails.” Referring to the significant investment commitments that have been made thus far in response to President Ramaphosa’s drive, she added, “The private sector in South Africa is backing the country… there has never been a better time to consider South Africa.”The confidence in South Africa’s investment potential was echoed by Mr. Mike Blades, CEO of Standard Advisory Asia (which is part of the Standard Bank Group), who highlighted some of the country’s most compelling economic attributes. He commended South Africa’s competitive strengths such as the independent judiciary – an important contributor towards investor protection – as well as the government’s firm stance in rooting out corruption. “Hong Kong will be pivotal in leading investment into South Africa,” he said.South Africa’s Consul-General to Hong Kong, Mr Madoda Ntshinga said: “The growing people to people connections that is taking place between China and Africa, continues to help, build the bridge of human understanding, within the framework of solidarity. We have in the recent past seen an increase in collaboration, cultural exchanges, science and technology cooperation and innovation, as central pillars of development, within the China Africa relationship. Consequently, there is growing consensus, that development of these areas is needed in promoting greater industrialisation, beneficiation and economic development, on a large scale.”“The South African Consulate in Hong continues to work to increase the export of South African agricultural products by improving market access for South African agricultural products in Hong Kong. South African exports including products from the Agro-processing sector such as seafood, meat, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables have strong possibilities for growth.“Hong Kong is a major international financial centre and continues to leverage the combined advantages of ‘one country’’ and ‘two systems’. Bilateral trade between Hong Kong and South Africa continue to grow. We are certain that in the coming months we will continue to see more and more Hong Kong companies investing and doing business in South Africa,” concluded Mr Ntshinga.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:email@example.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.com
Self-care is an important issue for caregivers and helping professionals. A 2015 study conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute found that 35% of the caregivers who provide at least 20 hours of unpaid care each week want to have conversations with helping professionals about self-care, and that in many cases these conversations are not taking place.The Secrets of Self-Care series features research-based strategies to inspire wellness among busy caregivers and helping professionals. Each installment highlights practices that have the potential to improve physical, mental and emotional functioning, while requiring little time and no money. Videos, tips and additional resources make trying and sharing these self-care strategies easy.
I always do this for the beginning of the Big 12 season when all the coaches convene in Dallas but really Thursday’s OSU presser was such a gem I think we need to dust it off for what transpired.Let’s get to the tape:Mike GundyWhat he said: “[Jameis is] a really good player that’s dangerous, in that he can make a play at any time. He’s got a strong arm, he’s hard to bring down, he’s mobile and he’s got a great supporting cast.”What he meant: Take your pick between “Helen of Troy was cute”, “Alexander the Great was powerful”, “Abraham Lincoln was important to race relations within the contiguous United States”, and “General Eisenhower was a pretty decent leader.”What he said: “I do want to clear one thing up, OK? We’ve embraced this game. I’ve offered an opinion. Coach Holder and I, we’ve had this discussion. This has gone on forever. He and I see eye-to-eye on things. Ultimately, they make the last decision and that doesn’t mean there’s an issue.”What he meant: I hate working for Mike Holder.What he said: ““What if they said you could tee off from the ladies tees, but score the same? Come on now…They put us on the (back tee boxes), just so you know.”What he meant: [Thinking “I could do all right on the LPGA, couldn’t I?” as he was saying this]What he said: ““I counted the other night [how many freshmen would play], right before I went to sleep, and it kept me up for two hours. I told them, ‘Just think. This is awesome. Last year, you were playing high schoool ball. Now, you’re playing against Florida State.’ It’s pretty cool.’”What he meant: Really though, it was the counting that kept me up.When it comes to these Gundy is just the gift that keeps on giving.Mike YurcichWhat he said: “It’s a lot of fun having Tyreek out there. He’s a very explosive athlete, and he’s also a very skilled young man with a great attitude. It’s a lot of fun having him. He’s an easy-going guy, but he takes his job very seriously at the same time. I can’t say that I know him as well as Coach Singleton, but he seems like he is very business-like and has a great demeanor about him.”What he meant: Does he have brothers?Glenn SpencerWhat he said: “It’s a ballgame, though, so nobody here knows what’s going to happen. Nobody can even think about what’s going to happen, so we’ll deal with that moment when it comes. We can come out and play great at first, but there will still be a lot of ballgame left. If they come out and bust a couple of big plays on us, will we shell up for the rest of the game? No. That 60th play and that 70th play have got to be played just like the first and the second.”What he meant: Somebody triple-check to see if Daytawion has any eligibility left. Now! If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.
18’s Boys kicked of the third day of games at 8am to decide places in the finals series.Cobras disposed of Northern Territory 10-0. 12th seed Western Tigers kept the Eagles to a 7-7 draw. North Queensland produced the upset of the round, beating 10th seed the Suns 12-0. 14th place Tasmania also did well to keep the 5th seed ACT to a 3-3 draw.The 18’s Girls were the second division to play their final round of games, at 9am. 19th seed South Australia narrowly lost to 7th seed Scorpions, 5-4. ACT did similar, just losing 4-2 to the Suns, a team seeded 12 places above them. Northern Territory beat NSWCIS 8-5 in an upset.The 1st seeded Suns easily beat the Cyclones 10-0 in the 20’s Girls final round. 6th seeds the Mets easily beat the 3rd seeded Sharks, winning 7-1. The Hornets did well to beat the 4th seed Eagles, winning 5-1. The other results in this round were predictable, with Tigers beating Victoria and the Cobras beating the Sunshine Coast.In the 20’s Boys, 9th seeded Sunshine Coast drew with the 1st seeded Mets with the Sharks just overcoming the Hornets, 9-8. Suns beat the Eagles, 8-2 and the Cyclones beat Victoria 6-4. ACT and Cobras fought out a tough match, with Cobras winning 10-9.In the first round of finals, the 18’s Boys, 1st seed the Mets were beaten by NSWCCC, 6-3. NSWCHS were too good for NSWCIS, winning 4 touchdowns to 1. Due to their strong wins, CCC will play CHS in semi final two at 9am Saturday morning in a battle of the NSW schools. QSST overcame the Sharks, 5-2 to progress to the finals while the 16th seeded Cyclones knocked Sunshine Coast out of the running, 13-5. The Cyclones, the surprise packet of the 18’s boys, will now play QSST at 9am in their bid to make the Grand Final. In the 18’s Girls, QSST put out their finals warning, beating 12th seed Central Queensland 9-1. Sharks were too good against Sunshine Coast, winning 5-0. QSST and the Sharks will now face off for their shot at the title, playing their Semi Final at 8am. NSWCCC showed no mercy against Northern Territory, putting on 15 touchdowns and only letting in 3. Despite the difference in rankings, the Eagles put up a good fight against NSWCHS, losing 6-3. Like in the Boys 18’s, the Girls semi final number 2 will be NSWCCC V NSWCHS.In the 20’s Boys, the Cobras proved too strong for the Hornets, winning 8-5. The Cobras will now play the Sharks in Semi Final One at 8am. ACT beat the 2nd seeded Suns, winning 8-7 and has set up a show down against the 1st seed Mets in Semi Final One also at 8am.In the 20’s Girls, the Mets were too good for Hornets, winning 9-4. They have now set up a play off against the 1st seeded Suns, to be played at 9am. The Sharks beat the Tigers 5-2 to book a spot in the Semi Finals against the Cobras also at 9am.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s employee pension fund has become sole owner of one of the largest chains of local U.S. newspapers.CHNI LLC has been acquired by the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The company includes 68 daily newspapers and more than 40 non-dailies plus websites in 22 states.The Montgomery, Alabama-based newspaper group is being spun off Raycom Media Inc., which is being purchased by the Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc. Raycom was owned by the retirement system.CNHI previously operated with the state retirement system as its creditor. CNHI chief executive Donna Barrett says in a statement the acquisition will provide stability for the newspaper group.Financial details weren’t announced.Alabama’s pension fund has other non-traditional investments including golf courses, airliners and the largest office building in New York City.The Associated Press
New Delhi: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh’s remarks supporting the return of Narendra Modi as prime minister are violative of model code of conduct, the Election Commission has concluded. Sources said since Singh holds a constitutional post, the EC will write to President Ram Nath Kovind, flagging the issue. The poll panel had examined the remarks made by the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister in the light of model code violation as holding a constitutional post makes him “apolitical”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Addressing BJP workers at his Aligarh residence on March 23, Singh reportedly said, “All of us are BJP workers and we want the party to win. We want Modiji to become the prime minister. It is necessary that Modiji becomes the PM again.” The Governor made these remarks to placate some agitated BJP members who gathered outside his house over ticket distribution. In the 1990s, the EC had expressed displeasure to then Himachal Pradesh Governor Gulsher Ahmed for campaigning for his son. He later quit.
Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston sets up for a free throw during a game against Penn State Feb. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 71-62.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team came into Indianapolis having never lost a first round game in the Big Ten tournament.That trend continued with an impressive 86-77 victory against the No. 9 seed Northwestern Wildcats (15-15, 5-11) Thursday.The Buckeyes (16-17, 5-11) were once again led by first team All-Big Ten sophomore guard Ameryst Alston, who poured in a game-high 30 points. It was the fourth time she has reached the 30-point mark this season and the second time she has done so against the Wildcats — the other being during a 71-62 victory Feb. 23.OSU coach Kevin McGuff, whose career record improved to 18-7 in conference tournaments, had plenty of praise to give his star guard.“She is a really special player and a great kid and she was just so aggressive,” McGuff said in a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network’s Shelley Tills. “She is really hard to contain off the dribble and got to the rim all night.”Alston, who scored 20 of her 30 points in the second half, said it wasn’t just her doing.“I have to thank my teammates for that,” Alston said to the Big Ten Network’s Katie Witham on her 30-point performance. “They gave me the ball at the right times and the right places.”OSU also received two double-double performances from senior center Darryce Moore and senior forward Martina Ellerbe. Moore, despite fouling out, finished one point shy of her career-high as she recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds. Ellerbe tallied a career-high in rebounds, pulling down 13 boards to go along with 16 points.“Our players stayed relentless,” McGuff said. “We were really aggressive, especially in the second half.”The Buckeyes jumped out to an early lead before the Wildcats ended the first half on a 16-0 run to take a 39-35 lead into the half, culminated by a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by freshman forward Nia Coffey.Northwestern coach Jim McKeown said at the half he was happy with the way his team was playing.“We played better defense, we got out and ran and got better shots,” McKeown said.The Wildcats had four players score in double-figures, including 17 from Coffey, who also grabbed 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Maggie Lyon recorded a team-high 23 points, on 6-18 shooting for the Wildcats in the loss.The Buckeyes will now turn their attention to the No. 1-seeded and regular season Big Ten conference champion Penn State Nittany Lions (22-6, 13-3) who defeated OSU in both regular season meetings — outscoring the Buckeyes 140-96 in the two games combined.Although OSU has not had success against the Nittany Lions this season, McGuff said his team will be ready to go Friday afternoon.“I am happy we won this one but we are going to quickly turn the page to Penn State,” McGuff said. “They have a great team, they are very well-coached, so we will have to be on our A-game tomorrow, but we are going to show up ready to play.”In order to pull the upset against Penn State, Alston said the Buckeyes will need to come out with the same intensity they had against the Wildcats.“We are going to take the energy from this game and take it to the next game,” Alston said. “We have to win the boards and that is what happened today, getting second chance shots.”“We don’t want to go home.”The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are scheduled for a noon tipoff Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Sophomore defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper (18) during the Ohio State vs. UNLV game on Sept. 23. Ohio State beat UNLV 54-21. Credit: Ris Twigg | Former Assistant Photo EditorThe first depth chart of the season was released by Ohio State prior to the season opener against Oregon State.Notable starters include sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, who acting head coach Ryan Day said was battling with redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint for the starting position, but has the sole starting position in the safety position opposite junior captain Jordan Fuller.Day also labeled sophomore tight end Luke Farrell as starter, but is marked as a co-starter with redshirt junior Rashod Berry on the depth chart.Junior wide receiver Austin Mack is listed as the starter, with redshirt senior and captain Terry McLaurin at the No. 2 position.Redshirt senior and captain Parris Campbell is listed as an H-Back on the depth chart, along with redshirt junior K.J. Hill and senior C.J. Saunders.At running back, sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber are listed as co-starters.On the defensive side, junior Jonathon Cooper and sophomore Chase Young will be co-starters at defensive end alongside junior and captain Nick Bosa.Redshirt junior cornerback Damon Arnette earned the starting spot over sophomore Jeffrey Okudah, though defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said they will rotate.Saunders and redshirt sophomore Demario McCall will be splitting punt returns, and McCall will be doing kick returns with redshirt senior Johnnie Dixon.Freshmen on the depth chart include right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, tight end Jeremy Ruckert, Brian Snead and Master Teague at running back, wide receiver Chris Olave, Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday at defensive end, Taron Vincent and Tommy Togiai at defensive tackle and safety Josh Proctor.Ohio State will play Oregon State on Sept. 1 at 12 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
Man City is seeking to maintain their position atop the Premier League table when they get back to action a week today.On the other hand, Chelsea football club will welcome Burnley to the Etihad on October 20 as they have come off undefeated in their opening eight top-flight fixtures.Bernardo Silva would be battling for the match after report emerged in Portugal that he will go on rest after their game against Scotland where h scored the goal that assisted in giving Poland a win on Thursday night.Also, Oleks Zinchenko’s agent has said the player is open to a move to Napoli.Cristiano Ronaldo makes European history for Portugal Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 10, 2019 With all the arsenal on the pitch for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo reached another all-time record in European football against Lithuania.The Portugal National Team made…“I met with [Napoli director Cristiano] Giuntoli [in the summer] and we laid down the foundations of a deal with Zinchenko, but the two clubs could not agree on a fee,” Alan Prudnikov said via Manchester United News.“We’d be ready to discuss it again, though.”