David Silva races to recover from injury in time for Real Madrid clash

first_imgGuardiola immediately asked Silva about the extent of the injury on the touchline and, while he does not think the problem is especially serious, there is still some doubt about his availability for the last 16 first leg in Spain next Wednesday.“He told me that he felt something. But I don’t think it was a big issue,” Guardiola said.“I will know (on Thursday) exactly. He played really well and we will see in the next days.“He told me he had more caution after what happened near the goal. We will see with the doctors.”City’s trip to the Bernabeu has taken on added focus in the wake of UEFA handing the club a two-year ban from European competitions for “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations.Unless City win their appeal, this season will be Guardiola’s last chance to win the Champions League until the 2022-23 campaign.Like Silva, City winger Raheem Sterling is also an injury doubt for the Real showdown as he recovers from a hamstring problem suffered at the start of the month.But Guardiola was boosted by the return against West Ham of French centre-back Aymeric Laporte, who made only his second appearance since suffering a serious knee injury in August.Manchester City midfielder David Silva faces a race to be fit for the Real Madrid clashRead Also: Ndidi Set To Miss Man City Showdown, Says Rodgers“I’m happy with the result and being back on the pitch at the Etihad. The people here push me to do a good job,” Laporte said.“To be back playing at home, I’m happy with that. It was difficult for me being out of the team for this long time but I’m happy to be back with my team-mates.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValuePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Loading… Silva limped off in the closing moments at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday after being caught by a crunching tackle from West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hopes David Silva will be fit for next week’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid after the midfielder was injured during the 2-0 win against West Ham.Advertisementlast_img read more

No textbooks to bring home from school?

first_imgLim said she takes to school her child every day to free the kidfrom having to carrying the heavy bag, and that many parents do this, too, forthe sake of their children. Vincent Gefes, also a parent and government employee, welcomedEscudero’s proposal, too. He has a Grade 4 child. Congresswoman Escudero proposed that all kindergarten and Grade 6students deposit their textbooks in lockers that their schools must provide. “Ang parents pagbuhi ginakuha nila ang mga bags sang ilakabaaan kay bug-at gid,” said Lim. Parents interviewed by this paper were supportive of the proposal.Government employee Cindy Lim said it would literally unburden her Grade 1child. “Homework assignments can deprive students and parents preciousquality time for rest, relaxation and interaction after school hours and evenon weekends,” Escudero said. According to Congresswoman Escudero, carrying heavy school bags toand from schools may lead to fatigue, spinal column diseases and other relatedafflictions. There’s another bill similar to Escudero’s – House Bill 388 of Cong. AlfredVargas of Quezon City. It prohibits elementaryand high school teachers from giving their students weekend homework orassignments. Every day, said Lim, her child uses a trolley bag to lift heavytextbooks and notebooks.center_img His child, he said, brings to school 14 notebooks each day. Notebooks alone are heavy enough, he said, so having textbooks totake home are indeed an added burden. “Schoolchildren carry heavy bags as they feel compelled to bringhome all their books and activity kits because of the daily homework given bytheir respective subject teachers,” Escudero stated in the explanatory note ofher bill. According to Lim, children should only be bringing home textbooksof subjects where they have assignments. According to Escudero, her proposal will not only “lighten thephysical burden of schoolchildren” and promote quality family interaction “butwill also compel schools and teachers to come up with a more holistic andeffective pedagogy.” ILOILO – Aside from banning homework, House Bill 3611 of DeputySpeaker and Sorsogon representative Evelina Escudero also disallows thebringing home of school textbooks by pupils from kindergarten to Grade 6because of their heavy weight. According to Vargas, homeworkis a burden for children and parents./PNlast_img read more

Danley sprints to Eagle feature win

first_imgJoey Danley winged his way to the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth)By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (April 22) – Joey Danley made his move to the front late in the contest to win the season-opener for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars Saturday at Eagle Raceway.Danley slipped into second on the 17th circuit and caught Shayle Bade for the front spot two laps later.A big crowd filled the stands and 178 teams of racers filled the pits. Twenty heats and five “B” features set the line-ups for the main events.Clint Homan led from lap 15 to the finish of the Kaplan University IMCA Modified main event.Fifty-two Hoosier Tire IMCA Northern SportMods were in the pits and Lance Borgman got the best of Josh Pfiefer in a late back-and-forth battle to the checkers. Jeff Ware capped a long run at the front of the Valen­tino’s IMCA Hobby Stock field with the win.Dillon Richards was in, out and finally back in the lead for good in the Mountain Dew Kick Start Sport Com­pact feature.last_img read more

Rodgers determined to show fight

first_imgBrendan Rodgers is taking inspiration from the Hillsborough families as Liverpool enter the final weeks of their title pursuit. It has been an emotional week for Liverpool, with the club and city marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy with a memorial service at Anfield on Tuesday. This year’s commemoration had a different feel to past services, with new inquests finally under way after more than two decades of campaigning by relatives of the victims. Rodgers, who spoke at the service, said: “I ‘ve got an incredible bunch of players that work tirelessly every day. They’re very focused and concentrated on the job we want to do. “Of course at this part of the season it can bring stress but we use the stress as a determination. It’s also an opportunity to show that you can fight. “If ever I learned that it was this week with the memorial that took place. A wonderful service and the many people that inspired us that under the most stressful circumstances you can fight and use it as a determining factor to succeed.” Steven Gerrard’s 10-year-old cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the youngest of the 96 to lose their lives at Hillsborough, and the Liverpool captain was in tears at the end of the victory over City. Gerrard gave a rousing speech to his team-mates in a huddle after the final whistle, and Rodgers said: “I thought it was great because it encapsulated a lot of what the message has been from myself right the way through the season. “It was great that Stevie directly after the game was pulling the players together and saying it’s about the next game. The Reds became clear title favourites after beating Manchester City last weekend, and that position only intensified when City were held to a draw by Sunderland in midweek. The big hurdle appears to be next weekend’s clash with Chelsea, who sit two points adrift, but first comes a trip to Norfolk on Sunday to take on struggling Norwich. “Everyone knows what I think of Steven and the importance that he has to us. “What I will reiterate, because people might have looked at that and saw that Stevie is the captain leading the troops – that was for the club, that was for the team. He really is a selfless player. “Many people might have looked at that and felt it was Steven Gerrard really desperate to win the league. Of course he is, but he’s a wonderful ambassador for this club and his message for the team was the message that I’ve relayed all season. “We just look forward. We’ll have plenty of time to reflect at the end of the season but we don’t now. We’ve just got to focus on the next game, which is Norwich.” Liverpool have not won the top division title since 1990 and have not qualified for the Champions League since 2009, yet they appear to be dealing better with the pressure than either of their rivals. Victory over City made it 10 league wins in a row, and Rodgers will do everything in his power to keep his players’ feet on the ground. He said: “We’ve been asked questions, in particular over these last three months when we’ve played big games. “Every game we’ve gone into, away from home or at home against a big team, this was always going to be the test and the challenge of can we deal with the pressure. And I think the players have been magnificent in their response to that. “We’ll just continue along that road. We’ve got a real work ethic here. The environment is set up for elite players and the elite players at this moment in time are showing to be the best. “But w e certainly don’t have our hands up in the air. The finish line’s still a wee bit out. “We just need to focus and keep producing the performances that we have, showing the character we have and, if we can do that, we’ll hopefully take three points at the weekend.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Police Tie Orlando Rape Suspect to WPB Groping Case

first_imgAn Orlando man was arrested in West Palm Beach on Tuesday on suspicion of sexual battery and allegedly groping a local teenager.Detectives from the Orlando Police Department worked with West Palm Beach police to track down and take 36-year-old James Calixte into custody. Orlando Police say they found DNA linking Calixte to a sexual battery in a neighborhood there.The victim in that case was apparently trying to go into her house when Calixte assaulted her.Meanwhile, a West Palm Beach police report identifies Calixte as the suspect in a Sunset Park groping case.The report states that a 16-year-old and her cousin were walking to the park when Calixte approached them with “uncomfortable, sexual comments.”The victim told police that Calixte rubbed her back and fondled her backside.According to the report, “(The victim) felt abused, extremely uncomfortable, and in fear the suspect would attempt something worse.”Police identified Calixte as their suspect through a photo the victim took of him.“She sent a picture to the officer, we were able to develop a photo lineup, and she was able to positively identify him from the lineup,” says Police Sergeant David LeFont.West Palm Beach Police are asking women who think that Calixte may have assaulted them to come forward by contacting the police department at (561) 822-1900.LeFont adds, “We’ll be reaching out to the other police department and putting those cases together, basically develop a timeline of where the person was. And perhaps there’s other agencies that have other cases that maybe didn’t have enough evidence to charge him or we have a case where we didn’t realize this was the same person.”last_img read more

Cricket News India’s pain in Mohali gets prolonged, Australia achieve history

first_img5/70 – This was Pat Cummins’ maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs. His previous best was 4/24 against England in Adelaide in 2018. Before his five-wicket haul, he had five four-wicket hauls in ODIs. 143 – Highest individual score for Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs, beating his previous best of 137 which he achieved against South Africa in Melbourne during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. 5 – Number of times Rohit Sharma has fallen in the 90s in ODIs. He fell for 95 in the Mohali ODI. Before this, he had been dismissed for 99 in the 2016 ODI in Sydney by Australia. His other previous scores were 95 against West Indies in Ahmedabad in 2011 while he was dismissed for 91 against Pakistan in Birmingham in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. 7 – Number of years since India last lost two consecutive matches in a bilateral ODI series at home. They had lost two consecutive games against Pakistan in 2012/13. 192 – The partnership between Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb was the best third wicket stand in the history of ODIs played in India by a visiting team duo. 10 – Adam Zampa became the 10th Australian spinner to take 50 wickets in ODIs during the Mohali match. Shane Warne leads the list with 291 wickets followed by Brad Hogg’s 156. Peter Taylor, Allan Border, Nathan Hauritz, Michael Clarke, Greg Matthews, Xavier Doherty and Darren Lehmann are the other Australian spinners to have taken 50 or more wickets in ODIs. highlights Mohali: The Mohali ODI between India and Australia witnessed an absolute thriller with over 700 runs being scored in the entire game. India were boosted by a magnificent knock of 143 by Shikhar Dhawan and his 193-run stand with Rohit Sharma helped India post 358. In response, Peter Handscomb’s maiden century and 192-run stand with Usman Khawaja was complimented by a stunning blitz from Ashton Turner. The 26-year-old hammered an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls as Australia chased down 359 to win the match by four wickets with 13 balls to spare. With the five-match series level 2-2 and with the final game to be played in Delhi, Australia have a chance to break their jinx in ODIs, having not won a bilateral ODI series since January 2017 against Pakistan. Following the end of the ODI, here are some key numbers which defined this contest. 359 – The run-chase achieved by Australia in the Mohali ODI. This is the highest chase by a visiting team in ODIs in India ever. Before that, the highest total chased down successfully in ODIs in India was 360 when India chased it down in the ODI in Jaipur in 2013.  Australia has leveled the five-match series 2-2.Australia has not lost in Mohali since 1996 in ODIs.Peter Handscomb scored his maiden ton. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Student in Egypt during protests shares experiences

first_imgCurfews are a thing of the past for most college students, but Otis Clarke had to be in his dorm by 4 p.m. from Jan. 26 until Jan. 31.Clarke, a junior majoring in Middle East studies and linguistics, arrived in Egypt on Jan. 19 to study abroad at the American University in Cairo. He had planned to study in Cairo for four months and had enrolled in Egyptian history, anthropology and Arabic language classes before evacuating the country Jan. 31 because of the protests and political unrest in Egypt.Unrest · Otis Clarke looks out over the neighborhood of Zamalek in Cairo from the terrace of his dorm in the American University in Cairo. – Courtesy of Otis Clarke The Egyptian revolution began Jan. 25, just six days after Clarke landed in Egypt. There were street demonstrations, marches, riots and labor strikes in Cairo and throughout the country. The protestors wanted to remove Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office to bring an end to corruption, repression and reforms of the political system. Mubarak resigned Feb. 11.Clarke was looking forward to experiencing Egyptian culture, but he is now taking the semester off before returning to USC in the fall.“As a Middle East studies major, I was obviously looking for an overseas program in that area,” Clarke said. “The one located in Egypt seemed the most appealing to me because the history of that country is so interesting. Plus, Egypt is one of the more influential countries in the Arab region, both politically and culturally.”Clarke was the only student from USC to attend the American University in Cairo for the spring 2011 semester, but was placed in a dormitory with other college students from universities across the United States. Clarke arrived Jan. 19 for orientation week, but did not understand the extent of the civil unrest in Egypt.“Our orientation leaders and other people at the dorms were keeping us apprised of what was going around us,” he said. “We did have a television, so we were able to watch CNN and Al Jazeera. But even with that sort of access, we still did not know the full extent of the protests.”Because the dorms were located on an island in the neighborhood of Zamalek in Cairo, away from the center of the riots, Clarke said he and his fellow students were never truly fearful for their safety. The private security in the dorms made them even less afraid.“None of us really felt the full effect of the demonstrations because we were so isolated,” Clarke said. “I didn’t witness anything violent firsthand, but it was definitely a unique experience to be in the middle of such an historical event, especially when I got back to the States and saw how bad it really was.”On Jan. 25, the orientation leaders informed the students of the government-imposed curfew, and also urged them not to go anywhere near Tahrir Square, where the largest protests were being held. For the first night of the curfew, the students had to be in their dorms from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m., but by the next day their curfew began at 4 p.m.Lisa Anderson, the president of the American University in Cairo, came to speak to the students in the dorms to let them know they had the option of leaving the country on one of several flights chartered by the U.S. State Department. Clarke boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, flew through Europe and finally reached his hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Jan. 31.Students also had the option to remain in Cairo and wait for any improvement in the situation, but the vast majority chose to leave the dorms.Clarke decided leaving Egypt would be in his best interest because it was unclear whether the situation would improve. Unbeknownst to Clarke at the time, USC had issued a recommendation to evacuate the area as well.“We didn’t have any cell phones or internet access, but I was able to talk to my parents on a landline through calling cards they had provided us with,” Clarke said. “I talked it over with them, and we all agreed it was the best thing for me to leave Cairo.”Clarke said the Egyptian students who were attending orientation week were both concerned and hopeful about the demonstrations.“Most of them were pretty anxious about what was going on,” Clarke said. “They were all definitely hoping that this would lead to a change in Egyptian politics, but I don’t think any of them expected Mubarak to resign from office. They just wanted a step toward democracy.”Clarke said watching the events unfold before him added a new perspective to what he had learned about in classes he took at USC.“I was enrolled in a course last semester that was about the politics of the Middle East,” he said. “We learned about the persistence of the authoritarianism in the region, so it was really interesting to see the people around us rise up on their own.”Clarke now plans to take the rest of the spring semester off, and hopes to get a job in either Sioux Falls or in the Los Angeles area. Nevertheless, Clarke said that leaving Egypt was extremely bittersweet for him because he had so been looking forward to spending four months in Cairo.“At the time it was kind of disappointing, but we were also just so hopeful that this would be bring about some kind of change for the people of Egypt,” Clarke said.last_img read more

Net natural: Wardwell becomes force in cage after years of preparing for Division-I spotlight

first_img Related Stories Where the light is: With more experience, Syracuse searches for way to reclaim past gloryLong way home: Maltz living boyhood dream after years on lacrosse outskirtsBall hawk: After decorated high school football career, Mullins thrives as defender on lacrosse fieldLighting it up: Syracuse’s new-look attack anchors offense, scoring responsibilitiesSyracuse No. 2 in preseason Big East outlook Midway through the 2012 season, Bobby Wardwell finally found himself in the middle of Syracuse’s goaltending rotation. He finally earned a start. From his first day in net, Wardwell never relinquished the role.The revolving door of goalies stopped at Wardwell. It was a job he’s been preparing for since second grade.That’s when he started playing regularly, and climbed through the ranks to become one of the best prospects in New York state. Wardwell came out of Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., rated the No. 2 goalie in the Class of 2011 by Inside Lacrosse. Now he is SU’s incumbent starter, a more confident goalie and a reliable force between the pipes.“We knew him coming out of that area, a lot of people in that area were talking about him at an early age,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “We thought he was one of the best high school goalies out there, if not the best one that we had seen.”It took years for him to get there. But there was never a doubt about his talent. Wardwell’s father, David, played lacrosse for four years at Watertown (N.Y.) High School. He introduced his son to the sport when Bobby was just a kindergartener.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey played around in the backyard at first. Then David Wardwell found a way to get his son onto the lacrosse field.Capitalland Lacrosse was a program in Clifton Park that included youth camps and leagues. Wardwell joined the second grade league, playing with minimal equipment and a sponge ball. He ascended through the leagues and age groups.Those nights in the Sportsplex at Halfmoon built Wardwell into a “lacrosse rat,” said Chad Finck, co-president of Capitalland Lacrosse.“He came at a really young age. He just went through the ranks,” Finck said. “After a period of time, he kept growing and getting so good and so good.”It wasn’t until about fifth grade when Wardwell found himself in the cage, David Wardwell said. His travel team needed a goaltender and asked for volunteers. Wardwell stepped up and went between the pipes. He stopped shots fired from kids three or four years older than him all night long.“When you see a young kid like that who wants to get in cage, it’s a little bit rare,” Finck said. “Most kids don’t want to get hit by the ball. As time went on, he just stayed in the cage.”Wardwell continued to get better. He played in several different leagues through middle and high school. When he was in eighth grade, he started playing in a league filled with Division-I lacrosse players, stopping shots from players who spent their spring seasons suiting up for respected lacrosse programs like Albany.That’s also when high school coaches started to take notice of how good he was. As an eighth-grader, he was invited to try out for the varsity team at Shenendehowa High School. He made it. He started every one of the Plainsmen’s games for the next five years.Wardwell’s coach at Shenendehowa, Chuck Holohan, said one of Wardwell’s greatest strengths was his outlet pass on clears. Holohan said he could throw it “60 yards on a rope.”“His ability to throw the ball and his ability to run was phenomenal,” Holohan said.In the second half of the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, Wardwell made a staggering 13 saves to lead the South to an 11-9 victory over the North.By then, though, Wardwell’s collegiate future had already been sorted out. His dream was to play at Syracuse. He made that official during his junior season.“Junior year I committed here. I think every kid from Upstate New York wants to come play lacrosse at Syracuse,” Wardwell said. “It was between Cornell and Syracuse.”Cornell lost out on Wardwell. He joined Syracuse and was immediately thrown into the mix for the starting goaltender spot. But three weeks before the Orange’s first scrimmage, Wardwell injured his hand and decided to take a redshirt season.It wouldn’t last long.Syracuse started the season with plenty of depth in the goaltender rotation, but no defined starter for the long term. Matt Lerman held the advantage going into the season after serving as John Galloway’s backup in 2011.Lerman never grabbed hold of the job, though. His inconsistency forced Desko to try someone else in net.Syracuse turned to Dominic Lamolinara. His first start came in the Orange’s game against Providence. He made four saves and let in six goals in SU’s 10-6 win. But two straight losses followed. They were critical losses to Villanova and Duke.Next came Wardwell.He had always worked to earn this chance. From backyard passing with his father to countless nights in the Sportsplex at Halfmoon to the field at Shenendehowa High School, Wardwell had always hoped to start at Syracuse.“It was just me kind of having to work and battle back into a spot where I could compete for playing time,” Wardwell said. “I just think as the season went on, it became time for me to take the redshirt off and it was time for me to play.”In that game against Princeton, Wardwell made nine saves, but allowed nine, too. He started slowly, letting in five in the first half. He let in four in the second half, enough to hold the lead for Syracuse in a tight win.Wardwell improved as the season wore on. In the Big East tournament, he allowed only 10 goals in two games. The season ended in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 12-9 loss to Duke. Wardwell made 10 saves, but it wasn’t quite enough.Now he’s back as a sophomore, more confident and more prepared. He knows he’ll be Syracuse’s starter. He knows how to quell any jitters.The goaltender rotation stops at Wardwell.Said Wardwell: “It’ll be easier this year, knowing what to expect coming into games and being able to calm myself down.” Comments Published on February 14, 2013 at 3:26 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Guyana magistrate says gay sex worker must stand trial

first_imgA senior magistrate in Guyana on Friday ordered well known transgender personality, Otis Pearson, to stand trial on a charge of rape involving a minor.Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore made the ruling against Pearson, better known as “Otisha” following a paper committal.The court heard that on December 24, last year, Pearson, who was not required to plead to the charge, engaged in sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.The accused was arrested in March after accusations were levelled against him in relation to having sexual relations with under-aged boys.The Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) had assisted the police in the probe and a file was compiled and sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.Pearson had been very vocal on social media and was reported as saying during a television interview that he “has a young boy for every day of the week.”But Pearson claimed that the statement was misinterpreted and he denied having sexual relations with “little boys.”Pearson was initially placed on GUY$300,000 bail but that the figure was reduced to GUY$200,000 after he failed to meet the original bail and spent several days in remand.last_img read more

Alpena High School Student Wins 3rd Place in Essay Competition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisSometimes stepping outside of the box can get you pretty far, and that’s what happened to one senior at Alpena High School. Tara Myers won 3rd place out of 673 essays focusing on the topic: “Can Society Function Without Respect.”The annual essay competition is through the Optimist Club, which helps students win scholarships for college. Myers said she’s proud of representing her hometown, and putting a spotlight on Alpena. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Students Show Appreciation for Officer Marquardt at Alpena High SchoolNext Shipwreck Norman Named One of the Top Sites to Dive in the United Stateslast_img