The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) will play host to 11 member states of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) this week during the assembly’s Annual General Meeting.According to a press release, the President and Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS States, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to deliver a special statement to start the occasion, and LTA Chairperson Angelique Weeks will be ascending to the WATRA Chairmanship the following year.The WATRA annual general meeting will be preceded by a two-day conference, Tuesday and Wednesday, on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization that is responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.A special workshop on global maritime safety systems will be done by Iridium, a company specializing in satellite constellation, during the WATRA meeting, which starts Thursday.Iridium provides voice and data coverage over the earth’s surface. It is of particular interest to Liberia because the nation is the world’s second largest maritime carrier.The Telecommunications Regulatory Assembly was born out of the need to address present realities in the telecommunications industry in the sub-region while focusing on the need for West Africa to evolve a harmonized regulatory identity to boost investment and investor-confidence and to effectively regulate and monitor telecommunications service, an LTA release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – LTA Chairperson Angelique Weeks
1 Reports: Liverpool and Newcastle miss out on French striker André-Pierre Gignac Liverpool and Newcastle have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of André-Pierre Gignac after the forward agreed to join Dynamo Moscow, according to reports in France.The striker’s current contract with Marseille expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be available on a free in the summer.That news had alerted clubs all over Europe, with Liverpool and Newcastle both expressing an interest in the France international.However, according to La Provence, they have missed out on the 29-year-old to Dynamo Moscow.The Russian club have been pursuing Gignac since January and have now agreed a move in principal with the striker.Gignac has been one of Marseille’s star performers this season, netting 16 goals in Ligue 1 and helping the side to third in the table.
Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF highlights smart causal And lifting the lid on an intriguing summer for the 30-year-old, he revealed the reason behind his decision to remain at the Allianz Arena.“I had enquiries from PSG and Manchester United,” Boateng told Bild.“I did not want just to get away from Bayern, but I was thrilled to try a new challenge. ‘I feel well at Bayern. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.“I called Jose Mourinho, I told him that his interest was an honour for me and thanked him for trying so hard for me.“I explained to Jose that it’s difficult to leave Bayern, and if I do, everything has to be in place to top this club.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more RANKED Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng almost signed for Manchester United in the summer. 1 Latest Football News possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions impact ADVICE Manchester United summer transfer target Jerome Boateng has revealed he personally told Jose Mourinho why he wouldn’t be signing for the club.The German centre-back was linked with the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain but in the end stayed with Bayern Munich.
Ghana have won four AFCON titles with the last coming in 1982. (PHOTO/AGENCIES)Ghana will be featuring in their 22nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and the 8th in a row since 2006. The Black Stars have won four AFCON titles before (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982).In the 2019 edition, Ghana is in Group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.Ghana did not enter qualification for the first two AFCON tournaments in 1957 and 1959.Their first attempt at qualification came in 1961, ending in disappointment.The Black Stars would however book their ticket to the 1963 edition which was hosted in Ghana. It was memorable for Ghana as they went all the way and won it.In the group stages, Ghana finished top of Group A after defeating Ethiopia and drawing against Tunisia. In the finals, they defeated Sudan 3-0 to be crowned winners of the competition.Ghana successfully defended their crown in 1965, defeating Tunisia 3-2 after extra time in the final.The success in 63 and 65 was followed up by two successive runners ups finishes, losing 1-0 to Congo Kinshasa in 1968 and losing to Sudan by the same score line in 1970.From there, the Black Stars would fail to qualify for the next three editions between 1972 and 1976.They returned to the finals’ tournament in 1978, winning their third AFCON title.Ghana cruised through the group stages, winning two and drawing one of their three group A games before defeating Tunisia 1-0 in the semifinals.In the final played at the Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana defeated Uganda 2-0 to win their third title.The 1978 success could not be replicated in 1980 as Ghana failed to make it out of the groups.Ghana’s 4th and last AFCON title to date came in the 1982 edition in Libya. The Black Stars finished second in Group A behind the hosts and went on to defeat Algeria 3-2 in the semis.In the final, Ghana defeated Libya 7-6 in penalties to seal their 4th title.Ghana sealed their 4th title in 1982.Just like it was the case in 1980, Ghana’s attempts to defend their crown in 1984 were unsuccessful as they were eliminated at the Group stages.The disappointment in 84 was followed up by humiliation as the Black Stars failed to reach the next three AFCON finals’ in 1986, 1988 and 1990.They would however make a strong return to the finals in 1992, topping Group D in order to storm the last 8.Ghana went on to take care of both Congo and Nigeria in the quarter and semis to reach the final for the first time since 1982.In the final, they would however lose 10-11 to Ivory Coast in penalties, hence finishing second for the third time in the competition’s history.The 1994 finals in Tunisia saw Ghana reach the quarter finals where they would lose 1-2 to Ivory Coast, ending their tournament in the last 8.1996 would once again see the Black Stars reach the last four for the 7th time in the competitions’ history. Ghana won all their Group D matches before defeating Zaire in the quarters.They would however lose 0-3 to eventual winners and host-South Africa in the semis and also went on to lose 0-1 to Zambia in the third place playoff match.In 1998, Ghana were eliminated at the group stages before being knocked-out in the quarter finals of both the 2000 and 2002 editions.Ghana would then go on and fail to qualify for the 2004 edition in Tunisia.They returned to the competition in 2006, where they failed to negotiate through Group D which featured the likes of Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe, finishing 3rd with just three points.From 2008 to date, Ghana has always been part of the last four.In 2008, they lost 0-1 to Cameroon in the last four before defeating Ivory Coast 4-2 in the third place playoff to finish third in the competition.For the 2010 edition in Angola, Ghana finished second in Group B behind Ivory Coast, defeated the hosts and Nigeria in the quarters and semis respectively before losing 0-1 to Egypt in the finals.In 2012 and 2013, Ghana finished 4th in the competitions following loses to Zambia and Burkina Faso in the respective semifinals.2015 once again saw Ghana reach the final of the tournament. They topped Group C ahead of Algeria, South Africa and Senegal, defeated Guinea in the quarters, took care of Equatorial Guinea in the semis and then losing 8-8 to Ivory Coast in the final.For the 2017 edition in Gabon, the Black Stars progressed past the group stage, finishing second to Egypt in Group D. They defeated DR Congo 2-1 in the quarter finals but lost their semifinal match against Cameroon, 0-2.In the third place playoff match, Ghana would once again lose 0-1 to Burkina Faso, finishing fourth in the competition.CoachKwesi AppiahAppiah is a Ghanaian coach and former player who has been manager of the Ghana men’s football national team since 2017.Appiah has been head coach of Ghana since 2017.He has received technical training from English clubs Man City and Liverpool. Appiah was Ghana’s assistant coach between 2007 and 2012.He was also coach of the Ghana U23 as they won the 2011 All-Africa Games. He was appointed as the Head coach of Ghana in April 2012, His Ghana team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making him the first black African coach to take the country to the World Cup. He was given a new two-year contract in May 2014. After the country exited the World Cup in the group stages, Appiah defended his team.He left his position as Ghana manager by mutual consent in September 2014. He became manager of Sudanese club Al Khartoum in December 2014.In April 2017 he was re-appointed as the coach of the Ghana national team, replacing former Chelsea manager Avram Grant.Star PlayerAsamoah GyanGyan is a Ghanaian striker who plays for Turkish side Kayserispor.Gyan began his career in 2003 with Liberty Professionals then spent three seasons with Serie A side Udinese via two seasons’ loan at Modena.In 2008, Gyan joined Rennes before switching to Sunderland in 2010, breaking the club’s transfer record.In 2011, he joined Al Ain on loan and became the league’s top-goal scorer, scoring 24 times in 27 matches.In the following season, Gyan permanently joined Al Ain and once again became the league’s top-goal scorer while he helped Al Ain retain the UAE Pro-League title, scoring an impressive 28 goals in 32 matches.In the 2013/14 season, Gyan scored on 44 occasions in 40 matches with Al Ain.Gyan is the all-time leading goal scorer for Ghana, with 51 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.Gyan is the record top scorer for Ghana.With 6 goals, he is the top African goal scorer in the history of the World Cup. Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 06, 08, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 17.Projection: Semi FinalGhana’s fixtures at AFCON 2019-Ghana vs Benin, 25nd June-Cameroon vs Ghana, 29th June-Ghana vs Guinea-Bissau, 02th JulyGhana’s 23-man squad for AFCON 2019Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa, Lawrence Ati- Zigi (Sochaux, Montbeliard, France), and Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana).Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Abdul Baba Rahman (Reims, France), Lumor Agbenyenu (Goztepe A.S, Turkey), Kassim Nuhu, (Hoffeinham, Germany,) John Boye ( Metz France), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC, USA), Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belguim), Joseph Attamah (Basaksehir, Turkey)Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Kwadwo Asamoah (Internazionle, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Andre Ayew ( Fenerbache, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland)Attackers: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor, Turkey and Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain).Comments Tags: AFCON 2019Asamoah GyanBeninCameroonGHANAGuinea-BissauKwesi Appiahtop
Bed capacity at St. Joseph’s in Stranorlar is to be reduced from 67 to 65, according to a HSE review of community hospitals in Donegal.Several recommendations were made in a recent review report completed by Rhatigan Architects on behalf of the HSE on development of the community hospital infrastructure in Letterkenny and East Donegal.As part of this review, residential areas in the hospitals were examined, and the report makes provision for 65 beds in total at St Joseph’s. St Joseph’s Hospital has a capacity for 67 beds currently. This includes 29 long stay beds and 38 short term care beds. The architects have recommended the relocation of the Church of Ireland Chapel within St Joseph’s and relocation of the shared multi denominational area that exists within Ramelton.The report said that the changes are part of critical upgrading works to improve patient services and patient privacy/dignity in the hospitals.The HSE said there is no question of downgrading or eliminating access to religious facilities in the hospitals. The proposal is to relocate within the facilities to improve the overall layout and access.The HSE will consult with all residents, their families and relevant churches when definite plans are being drawn up. The reviews of bed capacity were made to determine how best to upgrade hospitals at St Joseph’s Hospital Stranorlar, Ramelton and Lifford to ensure they comply with HIQA standards, the HSE said.The HSE said the report by Rhatigan Architects takes into account the increasing age of our population, their expressed preference in terms of service setting and of the need to provide residential facilities for older people that have their foundations in safe, quality and effective care.St Joseph’s Hospital to have bed capacity cut in HSE review was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:HSEST JOSEPHS
He is one of the most quoted, and misquoted, people in the world – an irony, given that for much of his adult life he could not be quoted at all. But Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, which was first published in June 2011, is the first official and fully referenced record of his most important and inspiring quotations. “This collection – gathered from privileged authorised access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings – features more than 2 000 quotations spanning over 60 years,” says the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The inspirational quotations are organised into more than 300 categories for easy reference, including such aspects as what defines greatness in “Character”, “Courage” and “Optimism”. One can also learn from Mandela the essence of democracy, freedom and struggle in the categories such as “Democracy”, “History”, “Racism”, “Reconciliation” and “Unity”.Selected quotations from the book On speaking Long speeches, the shaking of fists, the banging of tables and strongly worded resolutions out of touch with the objective conditions do not bring about mass action and can do a great deal of harm to the organisation and the struggle we serve. – Presidential Address to the ANC Transvaal Congress, also known as the “No Easy Walk to Freedom” speech, Transvaal, South Africa, 21 September 1953 On the future Many people in this country have paid the price before me and many will pay the price after me. – Speech in mitigation of sentence after being convicted of inciting workers to strike and leaving the country illegally, Old Synagogue, Pretoria, South Africa, November 1962 On the liberation movement If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man. – Speech in mitigation of sentence after being convicted of inciting workers to strike and leaving the country illegally, Old Synagogue, Pretoria, South Africa, November 1962 On challenges Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end. – From a letter to Winnie Mandela, written on Robben Island, 1 February 1975 On friendship I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles. – From his unpublished autobiographical manuscript written in prison, 1975 On equality I have never regarded any man as my superior, either in my life outside or inside prison. – From a letter to General Du Preez, Commissioner of Prisons, written on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 July 1976 On time I never think of the time I have lost. I just carry out a programme because it’s there. It’s mapped out for me. – From a conversation with Richard Stengel, 3 May 1993 On death Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity. – From an interview for the documentary Mandela, 1994 On ideology I had no specific belief except that our cause was just, was very strong and it was winning more and more support. – Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 February 1994 On freedom of expression A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favour. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens. – At the International Press Institute Congress, 14 February 1994 On character It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. – Foreign Correspondents’ Association’s Annual Dinner, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 November 1997 On leadership Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people. – Chief Albert Luthuli Centenary Celebrations, KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 25 April 1998 On words It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die. – Closing address, 13th International Aids Conference, Durban, South Africa, 14 July 2000 On life What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sisulu, Walter Sisulu Hall, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 May 2002 On freedom fighters We tried in our simple way to lead our life in a manner that may make a difference to those of others. – Upon receiving the Roosevelt Freedom Award, 8 June 2002 On integrity Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty. – At the British Red Cross Humanity Lecture, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, England, 10 July 2003 On Aids When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing? – 46664 concert, Tromso, Norway, 11 June 2005 On humour You sharpen your ideas by reducing yourself to the level of the people you are with, and a sense of humour and a complete relaxation, even when you’re discussing serious things, does help to mobilise friends around you. And I love that. – From an interview with Tim Couzens, Verne Harris and Mac Maharaj for Mandela: The Authorised Portrait, 2006, 13 August 2005 On selflessness A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. – Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa, 12 July 2008 On determination Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. – From a letter to Makhaya Ntini on his 100th cricket test, 17 December 2009 SAinfo reporter
Germany – Deutschland-TourGC3JH5D Deutschland-Tour runs from north to south Germany and is meant to be completed on bicyclesGC3JH5D Deutschland-Tour is a 26 stage (with one alternate) Multi-Cache that runs from the north of Germany to the South, covering over 1,600 kilometers (994 miles). This is not a road trip for the weak, as it’s meant to be done by bicycle. The geocache listing page describes it best (German to English translation):Es geht also um eine Radtour über 1600km durch 7 Bundesländer vom nördlichsten Punkt Deutschlands bis zum Südlichsten. Ja, richtig gelesen, die Dose liegt in der Nähe von Oberstdorf im Allgäu.Ja, das ist völlig ernst gemeint und: ja, es ist sehr weit. Aber die Belohnung sind unendlich viele neue Eindrücke und das unglaubliche Gefühl, einmal aus eigener Kraft das ganze Land durchquert zu haben.This is a bike ride of over 1600km through seven of Germany’s states, from the northernmost point to the southernmost. Yes, you read correctly, the cache is near Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region. Yes, that’s meant entirely seriously and, yes, it’s very far. But payoffs are new experiences and the incredible feeling of having travelled across an entire country under one’s own power.GC3JH5D Station 1 at the north end of Germany says, “Of course, we begin our tour at the northernmost point of Germany and let the solitude of the place affect us. Only the constant blowing wind, the sound of the waves and the cries of sea birds break the silence.”GC3JH5D Just a typical day of beautyGC3JH5D Rainbows and lush valleys are a big visual payoff when your thighs are begging for mercyGC3JH5D The Final stage has a beautiful spot for reflecting on this life-changing journey Middle-earth (aka New Zealand) – The Lord of the Rings Focusing on New Zealand’s North Island, there are a few of the Lord of the Rings inspired geocachesThere are so many great geocaches related to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy throughout out the world, but let’s just focus on New Zealand’s North Island. The dramatic landscapes and large uninhabited areas make it easy to understand why all of the movies were filmed here. I’m sure many geocachers could add a dozen more great spots to cache onto this list – and please do! But here’s some of the top geocaches dedicated to this story:GC1HCXK Hobbiton (Waikato) is a “popular tourist destination, and earned the esteemed honor of “Geocache of the Week”. It’s so popular that it’s actually getting “biggified”.GC3VBMT There And Back Again is a simple multi is placed near the location of the filming of scenes in The Shire from both The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.GC24VXZ Ngauruhoe – Mt Doom (Central Plateau) is an Earthcache featuring the youngest of three volcanoes and is only 2,500 years old!GC4B4AR “The Shire” – Rangitikei packs a powerful punch despite its hobbity sizeEarthCache GC19NVM Putangirua Pinnacles was featured as the fictional Dimholt Road, Approach to Paths of the Dead in “The Return of the King” Keep in mind if you plan it right, since New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, you could geocache all summer long, twice a year! There are countless journeys to take while geocaching. Have you taken a geocaching road trip? What would be your ultimate geocaching road trip? Tell us in the comments below! Three featured road trips from USA, Germany, and New Zealand By this time, you’re probably aware that we are celebrating 15 years of geocaching this summer. We’re using the theme of road trips to make it fun for everyone. You have the opportunity to complete five geocaching quests, each of which will earn you a souvenir for your geocaching profile. Complete all five and you’ll earn a sixth, extra special souvenir.Today, we highlight a three phenomenal road trips to take in three very different parts of the earth: Route 66 in the United States, a north to south bike tour of Germany, and a “New Zealand’s greatest hits” series of caches inspired by The Lord of the Rings saga.United States of America – U.S. Route 66150 miles stretch of Route 66 from Barstow, CA to Needles, AZU.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66) originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering over 2,400 miles (3,862 km). In the 150 miles stretch between Barstow, California towards Needles, Arizona lies a power trail of 800 geocaches. A power trail is path with a large number of caches placed within close proximity to each other (though no closer than .1 miles apart). All the caches in this series are on the same side of the road; therefore, this series should be done heading eastbound.GC2J17A – 001-Route 66. The first of 800 caches along the Route 66 power trail from Barstow,CA to Needles, AZ.GC2K087 – 400-Route 66 is a adorned with piles of rocks (SPR?) used to spell out where ‘cachers are from, and the number “400”.GC2K6TW – 800-Route 66 is the final stop for this power trail, but unfortunately temporarily disabled due to repair work being done to the road due to damage from the flash floods of September 2014.A few caches along the route are not part of the series, such as GC1K592 – Kick up your feet! There lies an dead tree covering in old shoes. So, if the power trail wears yours out, you could always swap for an older, dirtier, more busted pair.GC1K592 – Kick up your feet! is not part of the Route 66 power trail, but definitely a quirky stop along the route. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPetrified Forest- Route 66—Geocache of the WeekAugust 25, 2016In “Community”6 souvenirs. 5 Geocaching HQ’ers. 300 miles. 24 hours.August 3, 2015In “Community”Buckle up! Your journey to six new souvenirs begins hereMay 11, 2015In “15 Years”
Whether by land or sea, spotted seals have excellent hearing, a new study finds. Scientists had suspected that seals use sound to hunt in dark Arctic waters. But spotted seals (Phoca largha) also spend time above the water, while giving birth or nursing their pups on ice floes. Researchers trained two orphaned spotted seal pups from Alaska—Amak and Tunu—to touch a target with their noses when they heard a tone. By testing a range of frequencies, they found that seals detect seven octaves of sound underwater. But they have surprisingly good hearing in the air as well, researchers reported online yesterday in The Journal of Experimental Biology. The seals hear four octaves, with sensitivity similar to land carnivores, such as cats. The research is the first step to understanding how human noise in the Arctic from commercial shipping and the use of seismic air guns for undersea oil exploration may be affecting the seals’ sensitive hearing.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
By B D Narayankar Bengaluru, Jun 20 (PTI) A team man to the core, Manpreet Singh has no qualms about losing captaincy and feels returning veteran Sardar Singh’s presence in the middle will act as motivation for other players in the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands. Sardar, considered one of the world’s best midfielders at one point of time, was dropped for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, where India finished a disappointing fourth under Manpreet’s captaincy. But the seasoned Sardar did not give up hope and fought his way back into the team for the Champions Trophy after impressing new chief coach Harendra Singh in the national camp. “Sardar is an immensely experienced midfielder. His presence in the midfield will give a lot of motivation to others. He has the ability to give long, skilful passes,” Manpreet told PTI before leaving for the Champions Trophy. Sardar has been brought back to bolster the team’s midfield for the tournament, beginning June 23. Asked about India’s chances in the prestigious event, where they stood second best in the last edition, Manpreet said the team is aiming for a podium finish. But he knows it is not going to be an easy task, considering the competitiveness of all the 16 participating nations. Manpreet was the captain of the Indian team in the Gold Coast Games, where things didn’t go according to plans for the erstwhile powerhouse of the game. “Commonwealth Games was not good for us. We missed far too many goals. Also, we converted far too less penalty corners. We have worked very hard on scoring goals and converting penalty corners during the training sessions here at Sports Authority of India,” he said.advertisement After the CWG failure, Manpreet was replaced by PR Sreejesh as the skipper for the last edition of the Champions Trophy. But the stylish midfielder doesn’t have any qualms on losing out captaincy, saying he is still learning the tricks of the trade. “No, I do not have any regrets losing captaincy. When I was a captain I used to stick to the team’s game plan. I will do the same as a player too. Sreejesh was captain earlier and is an experienced player. I have lot to learn from him about captaincy,” he said. India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening match of the tournament, but Manpreet said it is just another game for the side. PTI BDN SSC AHAH
Almost pulled that one in ? next time though?? pic.twitter.com/a4o01I2ig9— Josh Stewart (@Jstewyyy5) March 5, 2016 Former Oklahoma State receiver Josh Stewart has yet to stick with an NFL team, but he hasn’t stopped his pursuit of chasing his dream at the next level. He got a new twitter account this week, and already has posted several videos of him getting some offseason work preparing for next season.Former Oklahoma St. Wr Josh Stewart putting in work!!! pic.twitter.com/pKUYYjQXXT— JJ McCleskey NFL (@JJMcCleskey) March 4, 2016 Me and bro was working though! pic.twitter.com/hpVJiCg3nk— Josh Stewart (@Jstewyyy5) March 5, 2016Stewart spent time with the Tennessee Titans but was released and unable to make the active roster last year. He looks sharp in and out of breaks, and Stewart, a very talented receiver at OSU, is proof that making it (and sticking) in the NFL is a tough, tough task.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!