a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp: We don’t have fringe players here

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: We don’t have fringe players hereby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has no fringe players in his squad.It’s a busy period for the European champions who will have played seven times between September 14 and October 5 before breaking off an international round of fixtures. Klopp, though, isn’t bemoaning a hectic fixture list.He told the Liverpool Echo: “We don’t have fringe players here, we only have first team players and a few young guns. We now play a lot Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, so we will have to see about [changes].”We don’t just play a lot of football we travel a lot, but you know that. Every team has to do that, we don’t go for excuses. Other teams have difficult situations, as well, it is like that.”You want to play Champions League, desperately and then it starts, you don’t say ‘oh my God, look at all these games’ that makes no sense. It is good.”The cup competitions are really nice and I am sure it will be a tough game against MK Dons because they are obviously pretty good as well. It will be interesting. We live for that so we should use these opportunities.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Air India earmarks Rs 500 cr to get grounded aircraft operational

first_imgMumbai: To meet high demand and raise its market, national carrier Air India has earmarked Rs 500 crore to get 19 of its grounded passenger jets back into operations. Currently, the national passenger carrier has 19 aircraft grounded due to various reasons most prominent amongst them being expensive spare parts and engine overhauls. However, an increase in demand due to the peak travel season along with industry’s capacity constraint has led the airline to earmark at least Rs 500 crore for the grounded fleet. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”This is an opportune time to raise our market share and meet the healthy demand. All our assets (aircraft) have been deployed strategically. But we still have more aircraft which are grounded,” a senior Air India official told IANS from Mumbai. “We expect at least two aircraft to join the fleet within days. Addition of other aircraft will aide us to augment our market share.” Notwithstanding the fresh funds, the official said that all grounded aircraft are unlikely to become operational before August. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysOver 10 Airbus A320s and the rest Boeing 787-800s Dreamliner and a few Boeing 777s have been grounded. Air India’s fleet augmentation is also in line with the government’s request to airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans. As of 2019, Air India Group — Air India, Air India Express, Alliance Air — have a combined fleet of over 160 aircraft which fly to 122 destinations, including 78 domestic and 44 international destinations. Additionally, the airline plans to hire more cabin crew and pilots. The plan envisages the airline to hire over 200 cabin crew from the now grounded Jet Airways. “We have already finalised 150 crew from Jet Airways,” the official added.last_img read more

Ohio State hires former Michigan soccer assistant coach Ian Gordona

Men’s soccer assistant coach Ian Gordona.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team has hired a former rival coach to try and kick start the program.The Buckeyes announced the hiring of former Michigan assistant Ian Gordona Monday, appointing him to the same position in Columbus. According to an OSU press release, he will also assume the role of recruiting director.Gordona, who spent the last two seasons at Michigan, helped guide the Wolverines to back-to-back winning seasons after a dismal 2011 season when the Wolverines finished 5-14-1 overall.Regardless of his recent affiliation with a heated rival, Gordona earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in June of 2003 in history. Since then, he has coached 113 All-Americans, 66 Youth National Team players, 51 professionals and six National Players of the Year on top of four national championship teams.Gordona’s recent success has  coach John Bluem excited for his return to Columbus.“We are delighted to have Ian join the staff,” Bluem said in the press release. “He is an excellent young coach, tremendous motivator and fantastic recruiter. He is a remarkable evaluator of young talent and will lead the way in our future recruiting efforts. He has incredible work ethic and will provide a strong role model for our student athletes.”Gordona is set to replace Taly Goode, who spent four seasons with the Buckeyes. Goode “left the program to move on to other opportunities,” OSU spokesman Alex Morando said in an email.According to Morando, Gordona’s salary is $47,000, while Goode’s was $40,609. Outside of football and men’s basketball, Morando said OSU does not have contracts for assistant coaches.Gordona, who was not immediately made available for comment, released the following statement in the press release.“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of The Ohio State University and the athletic department,” Gordona said. “I feel fortunate and humbled to have the opportunity to work with the men’s soccer program under the direction of coach Bluem and coach (Frank) Speth, as well as learn from the minds of the other great coaches this university has within its athletic department. My desire is to help build this program back to national prominence.”The Buckeyes finished the 2013 season with a 5-8-4 record – and won just one Big Ten game.OSU is scheduled to kick off its 2014 fall season Aug. 17 against West Virginia in an exhibition game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Report Real Madrid want Pochettino

first_imgFollowing Zinedine Zidane’s shock decision to quit on Thursday, Real Madrid have now set their sights on Mauricio Pochettino to become their new managerDespite the fact that the Argentine coach had only signed a new five-year deal to continue with Tottenham last week, Real president Florentino Perez has identified Pochettino as one of the top candidates to replace Zidane.But Los Blancos have not made any approach for the Spurs boss, who is understood to have no release clause inserted into his new contract at the club.On Thursday, Zidane stunned the football world by announcing that he has resigned from his role as head coach of Real after winning nine trophies in his two-and-a-half years in charge with the Frenchman later stating that he left the club as he felt that they were in need of a “new voice”.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes that Real view Pochettino as the stand-out candidate for the role at the Santiago Bernabeu and he dismissed Arsene Wenger’s chances.“Wenger has said no before, but now he is out of a job,” Balague told Sky Sports.“The interest in Pochettino from Real Madrid is obvious for all to see. He is the type of manager they would like to have at Real Madrid at some point.“He has a new contract at Spurs, he is linked to everything that is happening for Spurs around the decisions of the players, it does not seem obvious for him to leave right now.”last_img read more

Cagliari target Liverpool defender

first_imgCagliari are currently locked in negotiations with Liverpool to sign Ragnar Klavan, according to Football Italia.The Estonia international is a target for the Italian club who are looking to strengthen their back line. Reports in Italy suggests that talks between Liverpool and Cagliari are going really well and the player could move to Italy this summer.Klavan signed for Liverpool back in 2016 from German club FC Augsburg and his current deal with the club runs out in the summer of 2019.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The 32-year-old has dropped in the pecking order at Anfield after the arrival of defender Virgil Van Dijk but more importantly the return to fitness of Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren.Klavan spent the major part of his career in the Netherlands with Heracle and AZ Alkmaar. Cagliari are keen to complete the deal quickly as the Italian transfer window closes on Friday, August 17 by 19:00 BST.last_img read more

Buffon talks about splitting time in PSG goal with Areola

first_imgBuffon, 40, talked to RMC Sport about his time at Paris Saint-Germain and says he has no problem rotating responsibilities in the goal with fellow goalkeeper Areola, 25.Gianluigi Buffon has been splitting his time in the goal 50/50 with teammate Alphonse Areola since arriving at PSG and praised the young keeper’s talent. The veteran Italian goalkeeper said he had already done this at Juventus during his final couple of seasons and that it’s important that everyone on the squad feels needed.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“I’ve never had a problem letting other goalkeepers play, I did the same in the last year and a half at Juventus because it’s important for everyone to feel they are contributing,” Buffon said, according to Football-Italia. “Alphonse is a great goalkeeper and an exceptional guy, so when I see people and players like that, I am very happy for them to play.“I am sure within two years Areola will become a regular first-choice goalkeeper for France, as he has been steadily improving throughout the process.”last_img read more

BAHAMAS Czech AmbassadorDesignate Makes Courtesy Call at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 16, 2018 – Nassau – Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Vladimir Eisenbruk, on an Official Visit, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2018.  Permanent Secretary (Actg.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rhoda M. Jackson is pictured greeting Mr. Eisenbruk.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items:last_img read more

Gift Card Drive Launched For Family Of Andrew Holowenczak

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington community is rallying around a local family who recently suffered a tragedy.Andrzej “Andrew” Holowenczak, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday morning. He leaves behind a young daughter, Lia Mae Holowenczak, and a finance Zofia Myslinski. Lia Mae’s mother also unexpectedly passed away in 2011.A next door neighbor of Holowenczak is collecting gift cards for the family.“Gift cards from Market Basket, Target, local gas stations, as well as AMEX gift cards will be collected,” writes organizer Melanie Kilburn. “Send or bring to 5 Lincoln Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.”Learn more about the drive HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, December 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”OBITUARY: Andrzej “Andrew” Holowenczak, 53In “Obituaries”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”last_img read more

BNP mourns Zayans death

first_imgBNP on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the death of Zayan Chowdhury, grandson of Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, in a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Sunday, reports UNB.”The killing of Zayan Chowdhury in a bomb attack in Sri Lanka is a very tragic incident. We express profound shock over his death,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.He also prayed for salvation of Zayan’s departed soul and conveyed their party’s sympathy to the bereaved family members.The BNP leader also wished early recovery of Zayan’s father who sustained serious injuries in the attack.”Our party has already condemned the terror attack in Sri Lanka and expressed shock over the killing of huge number of people. This attack in Sri Lanka is a terrible crime against humanity.”Meanwhile, the mortal remains of eight-year old Zayan Chowdhury, one of the victims of Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, brought in here on Wednesday afternoon.Zayan and more than 358 other people were killed in blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. He had gone there with his family on a vacation.His father Mashiul Haque Chowdhury, injured in the blast, was admitted to a hospital there.last_img read more