Cardiff, Aston Villa battle for CSKA Sofia forward Kiril Despodovby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City face competition for CSKA Sofia forward Kiril Despodov. The Express & Star says Aston Villa are interested in signing CDespodov.The 22-year-old Bulgarian, who favours a position on the right wing, is being tipped to have a bright future after scoring ten goals and registering 11 assists in just 22 appearances this season in his native top flight.Cardiff and Middlesbrough are also reported to be interested in the £5m rated international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid star Casemiro burgled as wife and daughter at homeby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid star Casemiro had his house broken into while playing the derby on Saturday night.The home burglary occurred with his wife and daughter inside, says El Chiringuito.The Brazilian is the latest in a string of players to be hit while with their teams. Casemiro lives in La Moraleja, one of the most exlusive zones in Madrid.Alvaro Morata, Zinedine Zidane, Isco and Lucas Vazquez have also been hit in the Spanish capital. In Barcelona Arthur, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have suffered similar problems.Casemiro and Madrid drew 0-0 at Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano, staying top of La Liga.
The 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, featuring headliners Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, Danko Jones, and others, announces Charity VIP Ticket Auctions that will put fans onstage with their favorite bands.Proceeds will benefit MusiCares.Beginning Thursday, July 11, 2013 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats OR General Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), an autographed Evans custom UPROAR artwork drum head autographed by your favorite band, two UPROAR tee-shirts, and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, “Worth every penny,” “Our expectations were exceeded,” “Everything as promised!,” “Unbelievable experience at the festival!, “Hands down, the best item I have ever bought on eBay,” and “The concert was awesome!”The all-day outdoor Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 25 US and Canadian cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on August 9, 2013 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and concluding September 15, 2013 in Chula Vista, California. Each festival date features 12 of the biggest names in Hard and Alt Rock, performing on three stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities. The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which has grown to become one of the nation’s leading, most anticipated, and successful annual concert festival events, will feature multi-platinum headliners, Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Circa Survive on the mainstage. The Festival Stage will feature Walking Papers, Danko Jones, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, and last year’s Uproar battle of the bands winner, The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. The Coldcock Spirits stage will feature The Dead Daisies, Beware of Darkness and Charming Liars.25 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay Charity VIP ticket auctions will begin on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST and will run for ten days only. Those individuals interested in bidding on these very special auctions can access them at this direct link or by searching for “UPROAR VIP Tickets” on eBay.com.
The biggest highlight of the City Manager’s Office was the purchasing of the Condill Hotel, which meant they could tear it down and start their revitalization of downtown.The Community Services Division was pleased to announce that they held 68 special events on civic properties, had 2,670 children participate in Tumble Time as well as the Bouncing Bean Programs, and hosted the U-17 Men’s World Hockey Challenge.Corporate Services reported that Bylaw Officers impounded 115 dogs, issued 1,247 parking metre violations, and responded to 40 noise complaints, while RCMP received 13,217 calls of distress, issued 2,240 traffic tickets/warnings, responded to 1,070 crimes against persons, and responded to 1,937 crimes against property.Public Works and Utilities highlights included recycling 1.5 million litres of effluent, producing 3.1 million cubic metres of potable water, and issuing 92 permits for residential construction.In 2017 the city made $87,253,242 in revenue while having $57,405,960 in expenses. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John released its Annual Report for 2017 on Monday.The report reviewed a number of the city’s accomplishments from the previous year. Accomplishments included being named Clean Energy BC Community of the Year, winning the CAMA Environment Award for the city’s Micro Hydro Project, and having a third quality year in Financial Reporting.Included in the report were highlights from the City Manager’s Office, Community Services Division, Corporate Services Division, as well as Public Works Department.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that a joint team from Cyber Cell and Dabri police station in Dwarka arrested three persons involved in cheating over 1,000 gullible consumers under the pretext of installing Reliance Jio Towers. The scam was run by mastermind Sanjay Kumar (28) through a website under the domain name of www.reliancejiotower.net.The complainant, on whose word the FIR was registered, said that he had spotted the website while searching for mobile tower installation services on the internet. When he called on the numbers provided after filling up the required forms on the website, he received an “Approval Letter for Tower Installation” from the following email id: [email protected] Following this, police said that the accused demanded an amount of Rs 14,413 as security money from the complainant, which he duly transferred to the Andhra Bank account details provided. When the complainant made the transfer, he received a message on his phone saying the money had been deposited into the bank account of one Arjun Prasad, which raised suspicion in his mind and after which he lodged his complaint at the Dabri police station. The investigation was then taken up by the Cyber Cell given the nature of the case. After obtaining and analysing registrant details, IP Logs and mode of payment of the concerned website, the police analysed A/c statements of the alleged bank account which revealed frequent deposits and withdrawals. Further investigations revealed that the bank account was opened under a false address. Based on this information, the joint team conducted raids in Manesar and Faridabad, which resulted in the arrests of Arjun Prasad, 26, and Narayan Singh, 29. Their interrogation revealed information regarding their third associate and mastermind of the scam, Sanjay Prasad, who was then nabbed by Delhi Police from Nalanda, Bihar.
WASHINGTON – Two Algerian detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been repatriated, the Defense Department said Thursday, despite protest from the prisoners who feared persecution.“The Department of Defense announced on December 5 the transfer of Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Algeria,” after a review “which examined a number of factors, including security issues,” a statement said.“The United States coordinated with the Government of Algeria to ensure these transfers took place with appropriate security and humane treatment assurances,” it added. The transfers are part of President Barack Obama’s ongoing, but much delayed, efforts to meet his vow to shutter the US detention center in Cuba, where more than 160 “war on terror” suspects still linger nearly 12 years after it was opened.But Bensayah and Ameziane were fighting the transfer to Algeria, the only country authorized by US law to accept its nationals detained at Guantanamo, according to lawyer Robert Kirsch, who represents Bensayah.Ameziane, who lived in Austria and Canada, had asked to return to America’s northern neighbor since president George W. Bush’s administration cleared him for release in 2007.“Djamel fears persecution in Algeria and does not want to return there,” his lawyer, Wells Dixon told AFP via e-mail last week. “He would like to be resettled in Europe or Canada, where he has viable resettlement opportunities.”Bensayah was demanding to be returned to Bosnia, where he was arrested in 2002 and where his wife and daughters live.“He fears for his personal safety,” Bensayah’s attorney had written to the State Department.“Mr Bensayah believes Muslim extremists will expect him to sympathize with them, only because he was held at Guantanamo. He fears that they will attack or perhaps kill him when they learn he does not support them.”The Pentagon told AFP last week: “We carefully ensure that every transfer we carry out is consistent with the US government’s humane treatment policy and standards.”“The United States takes seriously all credible claims of mistreatment and fears of persecution and carefully evaluates them in advance of any decision to transfer a detainee,” spokesman Todd Breasseale had said
Freshman libero Gabriel Domecus (7) attempts to hit the ball during a match against Saint Francis Feb. 9 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThey’re often the first player to touch the ball when it enters their side of the court. They lead the defense every match while having top-of-the-line passing skills.Those are just some aspects of play that go into fulfilling the role as a libero on the volleyball court.Men’s volleyball consists of six players on each side of the court, and one position in particular stands out from the rest.“We wear a different color jersey and we are not allowed to play front row. Unfortunately, we don’t get to hit the ball or serve,” senior libero Danny Baker said.This specific player is called the libero, and can be defined as the rearmost roaming defensive player in volleyball, however coach Pete Hanson said the primary skill coaches are looking for in a libero is their passing ability.“The digging skill is very important, but recently we have looked at this position as more as an asset to the offense,” Hanson said.Hanson said a successful libero is similar to the “quarterback” role of volleyball and takes ownership of the back row. Along with excelling in particular athletic skills, this player also must portray many key personality traits.“You are looking for someone who is aggressive, confident, communicative and a take-charge kind of a player, and that is what we try to tell our guys who are playing that position,” Hanson said.A libero is considered to be a defensive and passing specialist that can sub for any player in the back row at any time during the match.“The main job of my position is to be the defensive leader on the court. It’s the libero’s job to cover as much of the court as possible when the opposing team plays it back to our side,” freshman libero Gabriel Domecus said.Because of the fast-paced nature of volleyball, these players need to have skill on offense and defense and the libero is in charge of communicating with the team and making sure every player is in place and on their toes, ready for whatever is going to happen next.“Our main job is to take control of the defense and passing. We need to communicate before, during and after each play to make sure everyone is on the same page,” Baker said.Next up, OSU is scheduled to take part in a weekend series against Grand Canyon Friday and Saturday at St. John Arena. Both matches are set for 7 p.m.
Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 5 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will leave behind Columbus’ gloomy weather in favor of a sunny Florida sky when it travels to take on unranked Jacksonville Sunday.The Buckeyes (3-0) said they approached this week’s practice in preparation for Jacksonville (2-2) with open minds and positive attitudes. Last year, Ohio State managed a substantial 16-8 win against the Dolphins. But this year the team has multiple aspects to improve, especially after its hard-fought battle against Hofstra on Saturday.“Hofstra was a win where we felt like we kind of grinded one out,” head coach Nick Myers said. “There was a lot of areas of the game where we felt like we really faltered in, and we certainly credit Hofstra for a great deal of that but also ourselves.”Ohio State players echoed Myers’ observations as well. Senior defenseman Erik Evans, one of the key barriers against Hofstra’s offense on Saturday, said that playing cohesively was an important takeaway for the team.“We realize that when we’re playing as a unit, not many teams are scoring on us that much,” he said.While the Buckeyes spent the week concentrating on improvement, Jacksonville won 15-8 against Detroit Mercy on Tuesday. Myers said the team looks forward to playing notable talent, such as senior attacking midfielder Hunter Forbes and junior midfielder Eric Applegate. Forbes won 23-of-25 faceoffs just two days ago against the Titans, affording the Dolphins considerable advantages through the extra possessions.Myers also pointed out senior midfielder and captain McLean Chicquen, senior attack Shawn Ewert, and junior attack Will Hendrick as potential impact players for the Dolphins.“I’d say those are their top guys from what we’ve seen and I think they’re going to create some challenges for us,” he said.Evans said Jacksonville’s early and rapid offensive play will be something for the team to watch out for, and that playing hard defensively for the first seconds of each possession would be especially crucial for success.“They do a lot in the early offense, so one of the things we tried to clean up is just getting our offensive midfielders down there, defend that first 15 to 20 seconds that they are comfortable with playing and attacking, and get them off the field and get our [defensive] personnel back out there,” he said.The Buckeyes will play the Dolphins at D.B. Milne Field at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team huddles up at the close of the 2018 NCAA Regional gymnastics competition Saturday, April 7 at St. John Arena. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterAlthough not the favorite, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team had the advantage of competing in its own gym for a chance of securing one of two berths in the NCAA championships.The No. 25 Buckeyes needed to close a gap of .250 with Arkansas in the final rotation. In the end, their season ended short by .225.“I’m going to be disappointed for a solid night when it’s that close,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “To know that what I told them all year, that they’re good enough, that they could be in the mix, was true, and it was certainly a lot of fun being in the mix. It was so exciting for the girls, and so good for the returners to have a good experience like that, coming back for next year. But of course, we’re all a little disappointed because it was just that close.”The Buckeyes, however, will be represented at the championships on April 20-21 with junior Jamie Stone qualifying as an individual event specialist after sharing the podium on floor exercise and vault. “It didn’t really hit me until we were going into awards, and I was like ‘Wait, maybe this could be it, maybe not,’” Stone said. “When I landed [on vault] I was very excited to stick. We have a saying ‘stick city, baby’ and they said that before I went, so when I did it, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, that really worked.’ So it was exciting.” Ohio State ended its season with a 49.150 team score on the vault. Arkansas scored 49.175 on uneven bars to send the Buckeyes packing. No. 3 UCLA (197.650) and No. 10 Arkansas (196.775) finished first and second, respectively, to qualify for the NCAA championship competition that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. Ohio State’s 196.500 fell just shy of qualifying for the championship, finishing ahead of No. 15 Boise State (196.225) and ahead of Pittsburgh (195.125) and Kent State (194.900). The Buckeyes’ best event came in their third event on floor exercise where they earned a 49.300 mark, second behind UCLA (49.375). On floor exercise, junior Jamie Stone tied for second place with a 9.900 tally with Arkansas’ Sarah Shaffer, Kent State’s Abigail Fletcher, UCLA’s Felicia Hano and Gracie Kramer and Western Michigan’s individual event specialist Rachael Underwood. Stone earned her second 9.900 score of the night and a career-high mark on on vault, tying for first place with UCLA’s Anna Glenn and Pauline Tratz and Arkansas’ Braie Speed. Ohio State began the night on uneven bars with a 49.200 total. Sophomore Olivia Aepli led the team with a 9.875 finish to tie for fourth place.The Buckeyes finished with a 48.850 score on balance beam, the team’s second event of the night. Senior Alexis Mattern posted a team-high 9.825 score for the Buckeyes. Arkansas posted a 49.175 on beam.Heading into the final rotation trailing by a slight margin, Ohio State knew it had to be sharp to secure the national bid.“We were trying to put a little heat on Arkansas. That’s a more technical event [on bars], so we felt good thinking, ‘Gosh, if we just nail these landings,’” Paulicivic said. “We knew we were going to need a little help from them making little mistakes, and they didn’t, so kudos to them.” The effort wasn’t enough, ending the Buckeyes’ season. “We were 100 percent prepared, that this was going to be a fight, and that we were going to have to leave everything out here, one last time, and see where it got us,” Mattern said. “It was really fun, a lot of hype, a lot of anticipation. We were really anxious to come in here, just because we knew we were ready. And for the first time, we hit 24/24 [routines] with no regrets and walked away with our heads held high.”
Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise is confident that the club have the potential to win this season’s Champions League after their convincing 3-0 win over Manchester City last weekThe Norwegian’s former side gave City a shock 3-0 thrashing in the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Riise, who won the Champions League with Liverpool back in 2005, now certain that Jurgen Klopp’s side can make it to the final.“This year, although it’s going to be very tight, they have a good chance of going all the way,” Riise told Sky Sports.“You have the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid and Bayern still there, and they have to go through against City.“There’s some great teams left but if they play like they did at Anfield on Wednesday there’s not many teams who could stop them.“All the other teams left will have seen that performance, it was amazing. The high pressure, the intensity in the game was unbelievable, they almost did it for 90 minutes. Liverpool proved if they are at the top of their game, they can beat anyone.“A club like Liverpool should always be in the quarter-finals, semi-finals of the Champions League and competing with the best clubs in the world.“I think the fans have been waiting for it, the players the same, it’s the best competition for a player to be involved in and you want to try to give something back to the fans when you get there.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’m happy for Klopp. They expect a lot, and now he’s proven he can bring the club back to the Champions League.”Riise is confident that Liverpool can score at the Etihad stadium in the return leg and believes that an away goal will almost certainty put the tie beyond doubt.“City lost against Liverpool, they lost against United, Liverpool have a habit of always scoring,” Riise said.“It’s important for City not to concede, because they will have to score five then.“I think Liverpool will go through, because they’ve got that 3-0 lead, but the game is not over. We’ve seen what City can do. If they start playing as they have most of the season, keeping the ball and scoring goals, it could be a close game.“They’re good at counter attacks, which is going to be very important, and I think the main thing is not to concede a goal in the first 15-20 minutes.“The players and the club have to go into the game like any other. Probably more compact than usual, but if they get too comfortable, and City score a goal they will get nervous again.”