Local track teams compete at 3rd EMITL meet

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgORONO — All five Hancock County indoor track teams headed to the University of Maine for the second consecutive weekend Saturday to compete in the season’s third Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet.Like previous meets, this edition was divided into two sessions. Ellsworth, Bucksport and Sumner participated in the first, and Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy took part in the second.Ellsworth had an excellent day on the girls’ side with a third-place finish. Freshman Margo Kenyon finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 38.59 seconds, and the Eagles edged Bucksport, Mattanawcook Academy, Hermon, Sumner and Bangor Christian.In the boys’ meet, Ellsworth placed fourth, Bucksport took sixth and Sumner finished eighth. Matt Shea finished second in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:57.91.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe GSA and MDI girls’ teams placed fifth and sixth, respectively. GSA used a four-person team consisting of Grace Broughton, Susanna Jakub, Mary Brenna Catus and Eliza Broughton to win the 1,600-meter sprint medley.MDI’s boys’ team placed fourth behind Hampden Academy, Brewer and Old Town. The Trojans placed first in the 4-by-400-meter relay.The teams will return to UMaine in the coming days. MDI and GSA will compete at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and Ellsworth (10 a.m.) and Bucksport and Sumner (2:30 p.m.) will compete the following day.last_img read more


Chelsea manager still backing Torres

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he still believes Fernando Torres can come good.The £50m striker has now gone 20 matches without scoring and was ineffective again against Birmingham on Saturday.The FA Cup tie against Championship opposition was billed as a chance for Torres to finally break his duck, but he struggled badly before being substituted at half-time.AdChoices广告Villas-Boas is expected to drop Torres for Tuesday’s clash with Napoli, but dismissed reports that Chelsea are ready to give up on the Spaniard.“His confidence is low but we will have to continue to persist with our belief in his talent,” he said.“Everybody is desperate for him to score. Everybody pushes him, praises him in training and it [a goal] will come with him getting opportunities.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Enyeama, 10 Others Frozen out of Lille

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgAlso affected by the purge include; Portugal’s Euro 2016 hero Eder, France international Rio Mavuba, Julian Palmieri, Montenegro international Marko Basa, Éric Bauthéac, Lenny Nangis and Marvin Martin.After being appointed by the club’s new owner, Gerard Lopez, on a two-year deal in May, Bielsa immediately set about reshaping the squad that finished 11th in Ligue 1 last season.Bielsa has added new players to the fold and moved to re-gig the team by asking the 11 listed players to look elsewhere for greener pastures.Just last Monday, Enyeama tweeted a selfie with some of his fellow outcasts, who also include Basa, Martin and Sunzu, stating: “Always a pleasure to be back with the team.”Enyeama joined Lille in June 2011 and has made 164 appearances for the team. Followers of the French league were hard press to fathom why the new coach took such draconian move on the former Nigerian captain and others.In particular, they wondered why the inclusion of Eder who scored the winning goal in last summer’s European Championship final against France and Mavuba who has made almost 300 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille since moving there in 2008.In his reaction to the development, Ivorian international Tallo told influential French newspaper L’Equipe he was unfazed by the sack notice.“As for me, I’m under contract. I will respect the two years I have left. I’m in no hurry.“I want to establish myself at Lille.“It’s the club that wants me to leave. We’ll see if they find a solution between now and the end of the transfer window. I’m calm. It’s a bit bizarre, but I’m handling it OK.“I was informed like the others, by text. We’re under contract, the club does what it wants. We would have liked to have had a discussion. But it’s a business choice made by the bosses.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFormer Super Eagles Captain Vincent Enyeama, and ten other players, have been frozen out of Lille by new Coach Marcelo Bielsa. They are not part of his plan for the new Ligue 1 campaign in France.All the affected players were asked by the former Argentina, Chile and Marseille gaffer recently appointed at Lille to stay away from the club’s pre-season which began on Monday through an SMS.Other African players not wanted anymore at the French club include; Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu, Tunisia’s Naim Sliti and Cote d’Ivoire’s Junior Tallo. Burkina Faso’s international goalkeeper Herve Koffi appointed this summer was not affected by the purge.last_img read more


Expert Harps on Accelerated Adoption of Digital Tools by Businesses

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgBayo Adekanmbi Adekanmbi said the challenge that new digital tools often face, was how to drive adoption. How to break deeply-held routines, or accepted practice.Many disruptive digital tools seek to change long-held social norms. For example, employers for years have insisted on the need for physical meetings in an office, in order to conduct business,’ he added.He, however, noted that while the video conference industry grew with the growth of digital technology, he was not sure it anticipated the kind of acceleration that took place when the pandemic struck the world.“In a few short months, employees everywhere are completely used to the concept of engaging with their colleagues remotely. Just look at the share price of Zoom, and the investments that its competitors are making in their own propositions.“It’s already clear that a significant percentage of offices will continue some level of remote working, even if restrictions are lifted.“This is true in other segments too. Visual or digital entertainment businesses have grown significantly and more and more people are going to understand the type of immersive experiences that technologies like 7D offer.“In Denmark, the football club Aarhus have introduced a ‘virtual stadium’ for spectators to attend via Zoom and showed the world how football can work without fans.“Sport being delivered through an enhanced experiential immersion experience would have been considered decades away just three months ago,” Adekanmbi said.According to him “Digital Financial Services are also expanding rapidly as they underpin all of these digital services, and many of the existing adoption challenges have been removed as people sign up to mobile financial services, or utilise agent networks in close proximity to them, out of necessity.“The tele-health industry has had to step into the gap left by restrictions on access to hospitals. How many of us will now be more comfortable than we expected engaging with our doctors remotely going forwards? How many of us will be comfortable with the idea of engaging with robots as a first point of contact at hospitals, as they have introduced in Rwanda?”Given the accelerated adoption of digital tolls, Adekanmbi said a network of Nigerian agriculture companies, invested significantly over the last few years in automating the supply chain, and ensuring they can track inputs in real time. That capability makes it much easier to manage the type of disruption that Covid-19 and movement restrictions bring.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Emma OkonjiThe Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, Mr. Bayo Adekanmbi, has said the accelerated adoption of digital tools will create long-term impact on businesses and increase their chances of survival and growth, despite the harsh global economy created by Covid-19.According to him, “We have seen an acceleration in the transition to the use of digital tools that we expected to take a decade, happen almost overnight, and it is unlikely that some of these changes will be reversed.“The new normal is here and businesses have to re-organise their core business models through backward and forward integration to maintain their relevance.”last_img read more


World Food Day: Five international sports stars who’ve turned vegan

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img FOLLOW US Devika Pawar Written By 10 months ago Virat Kohli hailed by former cricketers for ‘run-machine’ like form Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST World Food Day: Five International Sports Stars Who’ve Turned Vegan On the account of World Food Day, let’s take at vegan international sports stars like Virat Kohli, Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Sunil Chhetri & Fabian Delph WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Temba Bavuma’s 3-year-old tweet on watching Virat Kohli bat comes true 10 months ago Virat Kohli set to topple Steve Smith as the world’s No.1 Test batsman LIVE TV Most sports stars follow rigorous diets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a vegan diet has a variety of health benefits, many sports stars adopt the plant-based diet. According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a vegan diet consists of low saturated fats and cholesterol, which improves blood thickness and helps more amount of oxygen reach the muscles, positively affecting an athlete’s performance. As October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day, here are five sports stars who have adopted a vegan diet.  1. Virat Kohli – Cricketer In 2018, Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli decided to forego protein sourced from non-vegetarian food. The cricketer, who liked having biryani, now has a diet that consists of protein shakes, vegetables and soya. Kohli’s diet has had a positive impact on his game. According to reports, the Indian cricket team captain felt stronger after the diet started, and was not missing meat or dairy.2. Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 ChampionThe popular F1 racer has been a vegan since 2017. Along with adopting a healthier lifestyle, Hamilton also wanted to boycott animal cruelty and stop damaging the planet. In an interview, he admitted that he finds the cruelty ‘horrible’ and wants to live a healthier lifestyle. Hamilton turned to veganism after being a pescatarian for years.Also read | Superfoods: Here Are 5 Food Items You Should Include In Your Diet3. Serena Williams – Tennis PlayerSerena Williams opted a vegan lifestyle in 2014. The player wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle and believed that it is good to clean out our system. Her sister, Venus Williams, is also vegan. Venus had to adopt a raw vegan diet after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. Also read | Tomato: How Does Tomato Help In Weight Loss? | Benefits Of Tomato Diet4. Sunil Chhetri – Football PlayerAfter Virat Kohli, it was the Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri who turned vegan. In an interview, Chhetri said that he became aware during an event with football club Sporting Lisbon in 2013. The 35-year-old footballer is now more aware of what he consumes. He also thinks that one should be aware of what works best for one’s body, and following a diet can help in the long run.Also read | Whey Protein: How To Use The Protein Drink For A Fitter Lifestyle5. Hannah Teter – Olympic snowboarder The American Olympic gold medalist is also a vegan. Teter became a vegetarian after watching the movie Earthlings, and then later switched to the vegan lifestyle. In an interview, Teter said that her diet has helped her reach ‘a whole other level’. The snowboarder felt mentally, physically, and emotionally after starting her plant-based diet.Also read | Keto Diet: Know What Food To Eat In Your Weight Loss Plan COMMENT 10 months ago Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s adorable tweets that fans crush over First Published: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more


Big match preview: Ghana v Mali

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgMali suffered a 4-3 defeat to Gabon last week Monday and the new group of the Eagles will also be fighting to impress returning head coach Alain Giresse who fully takes charge of office on April 1. Mali: L L D D L

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Gyimah Edwin (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark) He is expected to make changes in the starting line-up that was defeated 2-1 by Senegal.Fresh facesEvian TG centre-back Jonathan Mensah who got injured in the game is expected to have his place taken by Daniel Amartey while goalkeeper Razak Braimah could be made to start from the bench. “We have another game against Mali on Tuesday and I believe we can build on how we played the Senegal game and make things better,” he said. Ghana and Mali have 21 games played between them with the Black Stars coming out victors in 10 games, drawn 6 and lost to the Eagles 5 times.In their last encounter, Mali defeated Ghana 3-1 in the third place finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa. Ghana had early on won by a lone goal courtesy Mubarak Wakaso when the two sides met at the group stage. Mali Ghana coach Avram Grant described the performance against Senegal as “satisfactory” and hopes to build on the defeat. Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Sampdoria, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Everton, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Seidu Salifu (Club Africaine, Tunisia)Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Kwesi Appiah (Crystal Palace, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (FC Sion, Switzerland), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Atalanta, Italy), David Accam (Chicago Fire, U.S.A) Jonathan Mensah looks set to be rested from the Mali game after missing out on training on Monday. He is the only player in Avram Grant’s 22-man squad injured at the moment. Avram Grant has said he will play a 4-3-3 system, deaprting from the 4-4-2 used on Saturday.  The international encounter will be the second game in the past seven days by both sides who are shaping up their teams ahead of the upcoming Afcon and World Cup qualifiers. Aside Mali losing captain Seydou Keita, Diaby Abdoulaye and Mamoutou N’Diaye to various degrees of injuries, new striker Moussa Marega will not be available for the Eagles after he was recalled by his Portuguese club Maritimo for preparations towards a Portuguese Cup semifinals clash with FC Porto.His place has been taken by youngster Tiécoro Keita who plays for French third division side Paris FC. Forwards: Cheick Fantamady Diarra (Auxerre, France), Modibo Maïga (Metz, France), Mana Dembelé (Nancy, France), Tiécoro Keita (Paris FC, France)–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith Ghana: W W W L L read more


Dodgers can’t help studying potential playoff matchups

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Going into Wednesday’s games, the Dodgers were 36-22 against teams currently at .500 or better, winning the season series against everyone but the Tampa Bay Rays (a split of two games) and Cardinals (2-4).Roberts acknowledged the drive to finish with the best record in baseball – securing home-field advantage throughout the postseason – is “a carrot that’s out there.”While some matchups might be more interesting than others down the stretch, Roberts said the approach doesn’t change.“I think we all do a very good job of focusing on today,” he said. “We know ultimately what our goal is. … I’ve said it many times over. But we can’t control the future. I think our guys are just 100 percent bought in to doing whatever it takes to win a game today.“It’s just a certain way that we play. To think that you can elevate your play when you get to the postseason is very unrealistic.”Actually, the Dodgers have already done that once.In 2017, the Dodgers were 54 games over .500 (91-36) and 21 games up on the NL West in late August when they hit a big pothole and lost 16 of 17. They rebounded to win eight of their final 10 in the regular season, swept the Diamondbacks in the NLDS and went on to reach the World Series.“Seventeen was a funky year,” Roberts said. “The dynamic just changed in September. No excuses. We just didn’t play well. There was kind of a quirky dynamic.”The Dodgers made three significant trades at the deadline that year, adding Yu Darvish, Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani, then acquired Curtis Granderson in mid-August and demoted Joc Pederson to Triple-A.DEADLINE DISAPPOINTMENTDespite their attempts to trade for relief help at the July 31 deadline, the Dodgers came up nearly empty, adding only lefty specialist Adam Kolarek and veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko. Instead, the Dodgers decided not to trade any of their top prospects and are evaluating two of them, Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin, for possible postseason roles.That decision disappointed a good portion of the team’s fans – and Turner acknowledged the players shared some of those feelings.“The main point I tried to get across when we talked about it in here after the deadline (was) – is it disappointing not to get guys? Yeah,” Turner said. “But at the same time, no one else got them (Felipe Vazquez, Brad Hand, etc.) either. Teams weren’t willing to give them up. It wasn’t for a lack of effort from our front office.“You look at Dustin come out and have a good first outing and what Tony did (Monday). We don’t know if Gavin (Lux) is going to be here any time soon, but we do know he’s playing out of his mind at Triple-A right now. You appreciate still having those guys around.”Related Articles “So I don’t think that any team is a barometer for us. I think we kind of set the bar.”Roberts’ players, however, are aware of the potential playoff previews on the schedule.“I think you know it’s a potential playoff series. Take that for what it is,” Cody Bellinger said. “It’s still August. But, yeah, you know we could see these guys down the road.”The Dodgers have a couple more of those matchups coming up. They go to Atlanta (the NL East leaders) on next week’s road trip then return to host the New York Yankees the following weekend. The Yankees (74-39) went into Wednesday a half-game behind the Dodgers for the best record in baseball.“We’ve talked about these next two weeks when we’re going to be facing the Cardinals, Atlanta and the Yankees, all potential playoff teams. We’re definitely aware of it,” Justin Turner said. “I don’t think you try harder or do anything different. But you pay a little more attention to the details knowing that there’s a chance we could see these guys in the postseason.” ALSOOutfielder A.J. Pollock was out of the lineup for the fifth time in six days Wednesday. Pollock has been dealing with a sore groin muscle, but Roberts said he expects him to be in the lineup Friday. …Chris Taylor (forearm fracture) and Kiké Hernandez (sprained hand) have started swinging a bat and doing work in the batting cages. Taylor has taken ground balls and hit soft toss Wednesday. He will take his rehab to the team’s training complex in Arizona next week when the Dodgers go on the road. Hernandez will travel with the team.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Thursday.Diamondbacks (LHP Robbie Ray 10-7, 4.03 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler 10-2, 3.22 ERA), 7:10 p.m. Friday, SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img LOS ANGELES — Know your enemy.With 11 National League teams within 3 1/2 games of a playoff spot going into Wednesday, the Dodgers are bound to run into potential playoff opponents on a regular basis. Since the All-Star break, they have faced four and won three of the series (they also split a four-game series with Philadelphia).But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts doesn’t see these series as any special test for the Dodgers.“I don’t think so,” he said earlier this week. “For us, most times how we look at it is, you’re kind of playing against yourself. Obviously, there’s a different opponent every night but when we take good at-bats, when we play defense, run the bases well, pitch well, I’ll take our chances against anybody. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


Antonio Brown seeks custody of daughter after alleged domestic dispute

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_img Steelers WR Antonio Brown domestic dispute draws NFL’s attention, report says Friday’s statement from Brown’s attorney said the incident involved the mother of Brown’s child. The woman allegedly demanded money from Brown and “had no lawful basis to be at or to remain on his property.””Unfortunately, there have been misleading and inaccurate headlines of a ‘domestic dispute’ insinuating that Antonio Brown was responsible for wrongdoing in relation to the baseless, false police report made, which was immediately recanted, by the Complainant/Mother who refused to leave his personal residence and who had no lawful basis to be at or to remain on his property,” the statement read. “On the date at issue, Mr. Brown reacted appropriately and without any indicia of violence. The Mother inappropriately involved their minor child by creating an unnecessary scene at Mr. Brown’s residence wherein she demanded funds from Mr. Brown, despite the fact that he provides substantial financial child support to the Mother. Related News “The Mother recently sought, and was Denied, additional child support by the Court as it properly found that the substantial child support paid by Mr. Brown covers their child’s needs.”Given the egregiousness of the Mother’s recent actions, Mr. Brown has taken legal action this week to ensure that his daughter is protected by majority timesharing and decision-making authority. Mr. Brown loves his daughter and the recent unwarranted press in connection with the Mother’s appalling actions is a travesty for his daughter, who remains will always be his first and foremost priority.” Antonio Brown reportedly has filed for custody of his daughter in the wake of the alleged domestic dispute involving him in Florida in mid-January.ESPN reported that Jaclyn Soroka, Brown’s family attorney, released a statement outlining Brown’s request. TMZ first reported earlier this week that police in Hollywood, Fla., investigated what they described as a “domestic dispute” involving Brown and an unidentified woman. No charges were filed. Brown released a statement through his attorney calling the allegations “baseless and false.” An NFL spokesperson has told Pro Football Talk that the league would look into the incident.Brown has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks regarding his future. He missed the Steelers’ final week of practice and was benched for the season finale after an alleged feud with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Since then, he’s been the subject of trade rumors.last_img read more


22nd round of BiH Premier League has finished

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgYesterday, with the match Sarajevo-Leotar, the 22nd round of BiH Football Premier League has finishedOlimpic defeated Široki Brijeg with 2:1; Željezničar defeated Radnik with 3:0 and Čelik defeated Zvijezda with 4:1.Rudar and Borac played 1:1, and Travnik defeated Gradina with 1:0, just as did Velež against GOŠK.Zrinjski defeated Slavija with 2:1 and there were no goals in the match of Sarajevo and Leotar.First team of the League is Željezničar with 51 points, followed by Sarajevo with 45 points, Borac with 39, Olimpic with 37, Široki with 34, Čelik, Slavija, Leotar and Zrinjski with 33, Rudar with 28, Velež and Radnik with 26,  Zvijezda and Travnik with 23, Gošk with 16 and Gradina with 5 points.last_img


Solskjaer loads Pogba and does not bring him to Spain

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgThe Frenchman had surgery on his ankle injury almost a month ago and is still working on his recovery. Solskjaer publicly estimated “three or four weeks off” but that of Lagny-sur-Marne has not appeared for a month and a half.Not being available to train with the rest of the first team, the Norwegian has decided to dispense with a Pogba that is practically unpublished this season. The United midfielder has played just eight games so far this season in which he has given two assists, both against Chelsea on the first day, and he has not completed a match since September 30, when he played 90 minutes against Arsenal. Paul seems to face his last season as a red devil with hardly any presence. The relationship between Paul Pogba and Manchester United is not going through its best moment. The great investment in Bruno Fernandes and the doubts that the Frenchman has been sowing about his future in Carrington have distanced the club from which he has been, objectively, his best player in recent years.According to the English press, the Frenchman would have already warned the dressing room that he will leave the club next summer and the Manchester entity also gives signs that invite him to think that it will be so. During the winter break, United will make a stage in Marbella to prepare the second half of the season for Solskjaer has decided that Paul Pogba does not come.last_img read more