Jay Dasilva, Jamie Paterson and Matty Taylor replace Niclas Eliasson, Callum O’Dowda and Andi Weimann from the side that started against Rotherham United.Chelsea loanee Dasilva starts his first game since the home match with Sheffield United on September 15, while Paterson and Taylor are back in following appearances off the bench against the Millers.City: Mäenpää, Dasilva, Webster, Baker, Brownhill, Diédhiou, Taylor, Kelly, Paterson, Pack (C), Hunt. Subs: O'Leary, O’Dowda, Walsh, Hegeler, Weimann, Watkins, Eliasson.Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Onomah, Fletcher, Bannan, Thorniley, Lees (C), Reach, Hector, Pudil, Penney. Subs: Wildsmith, Pelupessy, Nuhiu, João, Baker, Kirby, Forestieri.
SPRINTING legend Usain Bolt has continued to approach his upcoming tryout with Borussia Dortmund with as much vigour as he did while dominating track and field over the course of 10 years.After enlisting the help of former Reggae Boyz-turned-coach, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Bolt has continued making sure he doesn’t go to Dortmund without any experience training at the top level.In South Africa, Bolt trained with Mamelodi Sundown, an African ABSA Premier League side, who share the same sponsor as the eight-time Olympic gold medallist in PUMA.Bolt has, for a long time, toyed with the idea of playing professional football but only recently, got an offer to train with Dortmund, after which the double world-record holder over 100 and 200 metres says he could try out with Manchester United.The retired sprinter has, for even longer than his own ambitions of playing, been in love with Manchester City and his tryout with Dortmund is just to see if he might be good enough for a shot at making it to the club he has loved since he was a boy.“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund says I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard,” said Bolt in an interview earlier this year.“I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready he will see what he can do.”Since those comments Bolt has leaned on Gardner, who trains Harbour View FC in Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League, but has pointed out that while this is a goal of his, his success or failure shouldn’t be seen as a big deal.“I am always confident in everything. You have to go into everything confident. I know I will be a little bit nervous but it’s not a life-or-death situation. It is just something that I personally want to accomplish and I think I can do so. So I am going to go out there and do what I have to do,” the 100m and 200m world record-holder said. (Sportsmax.com)
Sports Minister-designate, Mr. Kofi Humado has told Joy Sports he is upbeat about his chances as he comes up against the vetting Committee of Parliament later this morning.The Anlo Member of Parliament is in line to succeed Akua Sena Dansua who was affected by a government reshuffle at the beginning of the year.The 58-year-old who is an economist by training will become the fourth person after Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, Rashid Pelpuo and Dansua to man the Ministry in President Mills’ two-year administration.Mr Humado said experience will be his strong point at the vetting Committee.“It is not going to be easy but I will rely on my experience to go through,” he said.Meanwhile, journalist Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has said he was confident Mr Humado will get the nod to head the ministry. He told Joy Sports’ Dennis Mirpuri that when approved Mr Kofi Humado should steer off controversy at the Sports Ministry.Ampofo Ankrah said the minister should go into the ministry with an open mind, maintaining that suggestions that the ministry was riddled with ‘a mafia’ who orchestrated the downfall of appointees are false.Source: Joy News/Ghana
The NFL season is turning for the home stretch, with plenty of playoff positions to be determined, milestones to be hit and individual performances that could wind up in the record books.Here's what to watch for in NFL Week 13: In the HuntWith five weeks remaining in the regular season, there are 20 teams in playoff position or within one game of playoff position, including 11 that did not advance to the postseason in 2017.Since 2004, 12 teams under .500 through 11 games have advanced to the postseason. Entering Week 13, five teams with losing records through 11 games — the Bengals (5-6), Broncos (5-6), Dolphins (5-6), Eagles (5-6) and Titans (5-6) — are within one game of playoff position.The teams to qualify for the postseason losing records after 11 games since 2004:TeamYearW-LSt. Louis Rams20045-6Washington Redskins 20055-6Philadelphia Eagles20065-6Washington Redskins20075-6San Diego Chargers20084-7New York Jets20095-6Seattle Seahawks20105-6Washington Redskins20125-6San Diego Chargers20135-6Carolina Panthers20143-7-1Washington Redskins20155-6Green Bay Packers20165-6Touchdown TomPatriots quarterback Tom Brady has 578 touchdown passes (507 regular-season touchdowns and a league-record 71 postseason touchdowns) in his 19-year NFL career.If he throws two touchdown passes against the Vikings (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox) on Sunday, Brady would surpass Peyton Manning (579 touchdowns) for the most passing TDs in NFL history (including the postseason) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre (508) for the third-most regular-season touchdown passes in league annals.The players with the most passing yards and touchdown passes, including the postseason, in NFL history:PlayerTeam(s)TDsPeyton Manning Colts, Broncos579Tom BradyPatriots578The players with the most regular-season touchdown passes in NFL history:PlayerTeam(s)TDsPeyton Manning Colts, Broncos539Drew BreesChargers, Saints517Brett Favre^Packers, Jets, Vikings 508Tom BradyPatriots507^Pro Football Hall of FamerKeep it BreesySaints quarterback Drew Brees leads the NFC with 29 touchdown passes this season.With a touchdown pass on Thursday at Dallas (8:20 p.m. ET, ox/NFL Network/Amazon), Brees can become the first player in NFL history to record at least 30 touchdown passes in 10 different seasons.The players with the most seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes in NFL history:PlayerTeam(s)30-TD YrsDrew BreesSaints9*Brett Favre^Packers, Vikings9Peyton ManningColts, Broncos9^Pro Football Hall of Famer*Has 29 touchdown passes in 2018Kansas City ShuffleChiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 23, ranks third in the league with 3,628 passing yards, while wide receiver Tyreek Hill, 24, ranks third in the NFL with 1,106 receiving yards. Running back Kareem Hunt, 23, ranks fifth in rushing yards (824) this season.With 176 rushing yards by Hunt, the Chiefs would join the 1996 Patriots as the only teams to have a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver all 24 or younger in a single season since 1970.The '96 Patriots: QB Drew Bledsoe, 24, had 4,086 passing yards; RB Curtis Martin^, 23, had 1,152 rushing yards and WR Terry Glenn, 22, had 1,132 receiving yards.Baking with BakerBrowns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 26 passes (73.1 percent) for 258 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 143.9 passer rating in his team's 35-20 victory at Cincinnati last week. Mayfield recorded a 151.2 passer rating in Week 10 and had a bye in Week 11.Mayfield, who plays at Houston (1 p.m. ET, CBS) Sunday, can join Aaron Rodgers (Weeks 7, 9-10 in 2011) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (Weeks 3-5 in 1999) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to record a passer rating of 140 or higher in three consecutive games (minimum 20 attempts). Both Rodgers and Warner were named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.Ryan's 11Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan leads the NFL with 3,683 passing yards this season and has passed for 45,479 yards in 11 NFL seasons.With 150 passing yards on Sunday against Baltimore (1 p.m. ET, CBS), Ryan can surpass Peyton Manning (45,628) for the most passing yards by a player in his first 11 seasons in the NFL.1,400 for JulioFalcons wide receiver Julio Jones leads the league with 1,305 receiving yards and has had at least 1,400 receiving yards in each of the past four seasons.With 95 receiving yards on Sunday against the Ravens (1 p.m. ET, CBS), Jones can become the first player in NFL history to have at least 1,400 receiving yards in five consecutive seasons, breaking out of a tie with the Colts' Marvin Harrison (1999-2002).Thielen mighty fineVikings wide receiver Adam Thielen leads the league with 93 receptions this season.With seven catches against the Patriots (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox), Thielen can join Rod Smith and Wes Welker as the only undrafted players to record at least 100 receptions in a single season in the common draft era.Undrafted players with at least 100 receptions in a single season since 1966:PlayerTeamSeasonReceptionsWes WelkerPatriots2009123Wes WelkerPatriots2011122Wes WelkerPatriots2012118Rod SmithBroncos2001113Wes WelkerPatriots2007112Wes WelkerPatriots2008111Rod SmithBroncos2000100Adam ThielenVikings201893**Entering Week 13Cooking with BrandinRams wide receiver Brandin Cooks leads the team with 964 receiving yards this season.Cooks, who had 1,173 receiving yards with the Saints in 2016 and 1,082 with the Patriots in 2017, needs 36 receiving yards Sunday against the Lions (1 p.m. ET, Fox) to become the first player in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards with three different teams in three consecutive seasons.With 36 receiving yards, Cooks can also become the sixth player in league history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in a single season for three different franchises during his career. The players to record 1,000-yard receiving seasons for three or more teams in NFL history:PlayerNo.TeamsBrandon Marshall4Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, JetsIrving Fryar3Patriots, Dolphins, EaglesTony Martin3Chargers, Falcons, DolphinsRandy Moss^3Vikings, Raiders, PatriotsTerrell Owens^349ers, Eagles, CowboysBrandin Cooks2*Saints, Patriots^Pro Football Hall of Famer*Has 964 receiving yards with the Rams in 2018
FARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 27) – Three IMCA divisions see on-track action at Farley Speedway’s 41st annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic presented by Casey’s General Store Aug. 30-Sept. 1.The IMCA Modified feature pays $3,000 to win and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $1,200 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points will be awarded. Entry fee and two-day tow is $100 for Modifieds, $50 for Northern SportMods and $40 for Stock Cars.Qualifying for the Stock Cars and an open practice session for the Modifieds and SportMods begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.Friday action also gets underway with at 6:30 pm and will feature the double heat race format in both Modified and SportMod divisions. Fast dashes will also be run.On Saturday, Sept. 1, racing starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include last-chance qualifiers and main events. The annual Yankee charity auction will be held that afternoon.More information about the Yankee, presented by the Runde Auto Group, is available on the www.Farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website and on Facebook. Free camping will be available on the grounds.
pattonmania/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration released a report Thursday warning of the threat of vehicle ramming attacks by terrorists with the intention to inflict death, injury and property damage, specifically in highly populated areas.The report, which shares guidance to the trucking and bus industry on countermeasures to combat the danger, notes that “from 2014 through 2017, terrorists carried out 17 known vehicle ramming attacks worldwide, resulting in 173 fatalities and 667 injuries.”In the most deadly case, a truck in Nice, France, was used to kill 86 pedestrians and injure an additional 434 in a crowd celebrating Bastille Day last July.The TSA describes such attacks as “unsophisticated,” but says they could be carried out “with minimal planning and training.” The report specifically singles out “events that draw large groups” as an “attractive vehicle ramming target.”Indicators suggesting an attack could occur include modifications to commercial vehicles, nervousness exhibited by persons buying or renting such a vehicle, and attempts to infiltrate areas usually unoccupied by large vehicles, according to the TSA.Countermeasures include instructing commercial drivers to be aware of suspicious activities, having cities install vehicle barriers around large gatherings and utilizing safety features such as remote disabling devices and silent alarms.“No community, large or small, rural or urban, is immune to attacks of this kind by organized or ‘lone wolf’ terrorists,” writes the TSA.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
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Head of State, President David Granger has underscored the importance of training media personnel to effectively conduct their duties of keeping the public informed.A section of the gathering at the media brunch hosted on the lawns of State House on SundayHe was at the time delivering brief remarks at the Annual Media Brunch, hosted at State House on Sunday morning.This annual event is aimed at improving the relationship between the media and the State, as well as enhancing relationships within the local media fraternity.The Head of State, in his address just before brunch was served, explained that the media was very important to governance in Guyana, and charged media operatives to stay strict to three principles of professionalism in the execution of their duties.Firstly, the President noted that education was a critical element in succeeding in any line of work, including journalism.“I believe journalists should be trained and should have the expertise and have experience,” he stated.At last year’s media brunch, the President had promised “hard money” to the Guyana Press Association (GPA) to support training of the local media personnel.However, owing to some issues with the GPA, including lacking legal status and irregularities with its bank account, the organisation was unable to receive the funds.But GPA President Neil Marks announced that those issues have been ironed out and the body was now in a position to accept the grant.The President promised to continue to support the GPA, without interference, to conduct media education.“You have my word for it, and I know I don’t break my word,” he stated.On the matter of media education, the Head of State pointed out that journalists have the power to shape public perceptions and in this regard, he encouraged that this power be righteously employed.“In other jurisdictions, you see the danger of false news; you see the danger of the media interfering in the democratic process. That is why it is important that people who are media operatives are trained in the usage of this powerful tool because we can break down Governments and raise up imposters strictly by propagating falsehoods,” he explained.The second pillar is the media workers’ social responsibility and in speaking on this, President Granger urged that the truth always be told. He also encouraged that stories be balanced in order to keep readers well informed.“If media is moulding public opinion, they have to speak the truth,” President Granger stated.The third principle, he said, is that of solidarity.He explained that each member of the media come from a community in which each person exercises influence on each other. He urged that everyone be aware of the power of these influences and urged that they stay positive.
That lap lifted him 0.045 seconds clear of Bottas, who secured his maiden pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix earlier this month, and six-tenths beyond third-placed three-time champion Briton Lewis Hamilton in the other Mercedes.Championship leader German Sebastian Vettel was fifth for Ferrari behind Dutch teenager Max Verstappen of Red Bull, the four-time champion delivering one dramatic spin as he slithered in pursuit of the pace-setters.Hamilton, on softs, was the early pace-setter before Bottas, on super-softs, took over at the top shortly before the hour mark, but there was precious little serious action from most teams.Bottas’ lap moved him half a second clear until, with 29 minutes remaining, Raikkonen clocked his lap to move a tenth of a second ahead of his compatriot for Ferrari.Frenchman Sebastian Ocon then lost the engine cover on his Force India car, the errant debris forcing a brief red-flagged stoppage before Vettel rejoined the fray without making much impact, other than a major spin at Turn 15, but without damage.Australian Daniel Ricciardo, in the second Red Bull, worked his way up to sixth ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez of Force India, Brazilian Felipe Massa and his Williams team-mate rookie Canadian teenager Lance Stroll and Ocon.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in action during a practice session for the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, on April 28, 2017 © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICSOCHI, Russian Federation, Apr 28 – Kimi Raikkonen topped the times for Ferrari ahead of fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes in Friday’s opening free practice for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.The 2007 world champion clocked a best lap of one minute and 36.074 seconds after an hour of a desultory 90-minutes’ action.
Simpson closed with a 68 and a one-over total of 281, one stroke clear of countryman Michael Thompson (67) and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (73).A further stroke back in a five-way tie for fourth place were Americans Jim Furyk (74) David Toms (68), Jason Dufner (70) and John Peterson (70) along with Ireland’s Padraig Harrington (68).Simpson was the ninth straight first time winner in the majors and he was the 15th different winner in the last 15, underlining once again the current strength-in-depth of world golf.It was day when birdies were rare and survival was the order of the day as a cold mist and spotty rain drifted in from the adjacent Pacific Ocean to compound the difficulties of the exacting Lake Course layout.Former winners Furyk and McDowell started the day holding the joint lead – the only men to be under par at one-under 209.First blood went to Furyk as he took the solo lead after McDowell bogeyed the third and when the Ulsterman had a second bogey at the fifth, the Ryder Cup stalwart had a two-stroke lead.He missed a 10 footer at the eighth that would have nudged him three strokes ahead and then, in his rear-view mirror, he saw a trio of young American countrymen – Simpson, Thompson and Peterson – making a charge at him.First round leader Thompson set the early clubhouse standard with a 67 for a two-over total of 282 and sat back to watch if anyone could match him.Surprisingly, Furyk started to unwind.He bogeyed the 13th and then flung his club away in disgust after hitting a snap hook off the tee on the par-five 16th.He salvaged a bogey from out of the trees, but up ahead Simpson negotiated a tricky chip from deep greenside rough to save par at the last and that, coupled with the bogey for Furyk, left him one clear.Furyk needed one birdie on the last two holes to force a playoff with McDowell needing to make up two.The Irishman birdied the 17th, sending the final pairing to the final hole with both in search of the birdie they needed.Furyk’s chances evaporated when he plugged his approach shot in a bunker, But McDowell hit to 24 feet above the hole only to see his snaking, downhill putt to get into an 18-hole playoff slip agonisingly past.Waiting nervously in the clubhouse, Simpson hugged his wife when McDowell’s putt slid past and punched his fist in the air as the realisation hit him that he had won the US Open.Earlier in the day, Tiger Woods saw his hopes of a 15th major title, four years after his last US Open win, rapidly crushed as he dropped six strokes in the first six holes.The 36-year-old American eventually came in with a 73 and that, alongside his 75 on Saturday, was his worst weekend score realtive to par in a major, casting fresh doubts over the current state of his game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SAN FRANCISCO, June 18- Webb Simpson of the United States came from four shots back to win the US Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club on Sunday, overtaking a bunch of big names to win his first major title.The 26-year-old from North Carolina, in just his second US Open, battled back from two early bogeys to grab four birdies in five holes from the sixth and then parred his way down the rest of the back nine for a gripping win.