ICC World Cup I’m fine and will be in hotel tomorrow, says Lara after hospitalisation due to chest pain

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara Tuesday said he is “fine” and will be back in “my hotel room tomorrow”, allaying concerns of his countless fans hours after being admitted to a hospital here due to chest pain. The 50-year-old from Trinidad, considered one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game, was admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel.While there was no official word from the hospital on his condition, a source close to the player said there was no major cause of concern. But the cricket fraternity heaved a sigh of relief only after Lara spoke in an audio message posted by Cricket West Indies (CWI).“I know everyone is very concerned about what is happening. I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning. I was getting a pain in my chest and I just thought that it was best to see a doctor. I was taken to the hospital, pain continued obviously and a lot of tests were done,” said Lara.The batting great may have been a tad unwell but his wits were in tact even while lying on a hospital bed. “I am just chilling in my hospital bed, watching England versus Australia…not a big fan of England, hopefully Australia can restrict England…. I am going to be alright. My phone is going non stop so I am going to switch it off. Not that I would like to switch it off because I would like to speak to my family.”Lara played 131 Tests for the West Indies and averaged 52.89 for his 11,953 runs, while his 299 ODI appearances yielded 10,405 runs at 40.17.He added in the audio message, “Just letting everyone know that I am fine, recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow. Couple of the tests came back already. Doctors were happy that there is nothing major. Thanks again for your concern.”Before Lara spoke, a source close to the former West Indies captain had said there was nothing to worry about. “He had an angioplasty (a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart) done two years back and today was a regular check-up as there is always a fear of heart pain. He is fine now and will be discharged soon,” the source had told PTI.Besides his countless fans, Cricket West Indies (CWI) wished him a speedy recovery. “Our prayers and well wishes go out to former West Indies batsman and captain @BrianLara who has been hospitalized in Mumbai due to chest pains. On behalf of all of us at Cricket West Indies, we wish you a speedy recovery,” tweeted CWI.Earlier, the hospital authorities were tight-lipped about why Lara was admitted and refused to divulge any details.“As a policy, we respect our patients and their right to privacy. Till the time the patient doesn’t give us consent, we cannot divulge anything about him. Please respect his privacy. At this point, we cannot say anything,” Dr Jigna Shrotriya, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, had said in a brief statement issued in the evening.She was asked repeatedly about the speculation that Lara underwent an angiography, a common test to check blockages in arteries or veins, after being admitted to the hospital in the afternoon but Shrotriya declined to comment. The former batsman is in the country as an analyst for the official broadcasters of the ongoing World Cup. “But he was not shooting for the last couple of days,” the source had said.The legendary left-handed batsman is the first and only player to have registered 400 runs in a Test innings, playing the incredible unbeaten knock against England in 2004 in Antigua. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.Nicknamed ‘The Prince’ for his languid strokeplay, Lara is considered one of the most awe-inspiring batters of an era in which the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Australian Ricky Ponting were his contemporaries. last_img read more

Badgers dominate RPI in opening weekend

first_imgAnd they’re back.While they are a very different squad from 2008-09’s national championship squad, the women’s hockey team has a new energy and new confidence about them that was missing a year ago when head coach Mark Johnson and some of UW’s top players left for the Olympics.This new energy helped lift the Badgers to 13 goals on their season opening weekend to beat the RPI Engineers Friday and Saturday night at the Kohl Center.If there’s any indication of how different this team feels this year, look no further than Hilary Knight’s first goal Saturday night, only 33 seconds into the first period.“I think we just caught them off guard, we have a little bit of speed, luckily I hit the post and it went in,” Knight said. “Some games you have it, some games you don’t. Fortunately for us we had it and the games where you get that lucky bounce and it goes in or that pass is supposed to be a pass, but it ends up turning into a goal.”Knight may have scored the winning goal in the first 33 seconds, but she wasn’t done for the night quite yet. Of the Badgers six goals Saturday night, Knight scored two and assisted on three.Knight gave a taste of why she was part of a silver-medal Olympic team last year and is helping give the Badgers new life this season.“She was the best player out on the ice tonight,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “It didn’t matter where she was playing, she had the jump and the bounce and everybody got a chance to see why she is a special player.”“She’s been bringing a ton of energy on the ice and off the ice,” sophomore defenseman Saige Pacholok added. “She’s a good impact player, works hard all the time, always heads up. She’s a real good impact on our team and we love having her back.”The offense may have been strong Saturday night – producing a total of 31 shots on goal – but the defense and goaltending also impressed.Freshman goaltender Alex Rigsby started in her first game facing only ten shots, not letting a single one past her. In her first start of her collegiate career, getting the shutout was the perfect way to start things off.“It was a big thing getting the shut out and getting the first game out of the way,” Rigsby said. “It feels really good to have it be a shut out and I look forward to the next game.”Wisconsin closed off their opening weekend with a strong, dominating style – the same with which they started the season.Scoring in the first 33 seconds was nice, but it only took 15 on Friday night.Seconds after the puck was dropped, junior forward Carolyne Prevost netted her first of two goals on the night. Prevost really can’t remember the last time she scored a goal that quickly.“Not since I was probably little, like Tiger hockey,” Prevost said. “That was a fast goal. That was probably one of the fastest I’ve had in the past couple of years. It was right off the faceoff, it was a quick D-to-D pass and I think it was [Geena Prough] looked up and hit [Brianna Decker] who was splitting both defense and I saw that happening and I just started going.”Not only does their line have good chemistry, the whole Badger offense was clicking on the ice.In the 7-0 win Friday all three lines scored in the first five minutes of the game.“The one thing we have is some kids that can get the puck in the net,” Johnson said. “We put lines together, looking for chemistry. But it’s a work in progress, we just starting the foundation.”Wisconsin is used to having an Ammerman help light up the score board. On Friday night, instead of junior forward Brooke, litter sister and freshman forward Brittany found the back of the net twice in the first game of her collegiate career.“It’s a great way to start off college,” Brittany Ammerman said. “Every freshman is nervous, but they’re also excited to get that first shift out of their system, then they’re good to go. Once you put the puck in the net, I don’t think it gets much better than that, then times it by two, it’s impressive.”UW outshot RPI 62-21 on the weekend leading UW to completely shut out RPI. Wisconsin is off to a strong start this season and found its goal-scoring touch early.“Like I say, when the horn’s going off that’s usually a good sign.” Johnson said.last_img read more

Oceanport Says No To Medical And Recreational Marijuana

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |  However, like Oakes, Viana says gaining access to cannabis oil is difficult, forcing her to perform the oil extraction process in her own home.“If this vote didn’t happen tonight, if marijuana wasn’t banned in Oceanport, it would allow for safer and easier access to my son’s medication,” Viana said. “Bottom line, I shouldn’t be forced to make this stuff in my own kitchen. It should be made and regulated in a government lab and properly manufactured, like anyone else would get their medication. Safe access is all I want.”Middletown resident and founder of Monmouth County Cannabis Advocates for Responsible Education (C.A.R.E.), Vincent DiGioia-Laird, stepped before the council just days after the death of a friend from an opioid overdose.DiGioia-Laird discussed how his past opioid addiction to the pain reliever Oxycodone, which he began taking for a back injury, led to heroin addiction.According to DiGioia-Laird it was cannabis oil that helped him kick the habit, and he believes that, through proper education and outreach, it’s a tactic that can help save the lives of many local residents caught up in the heroin epidemic sweeping through Monmouth County. OCEANPORT – On the eve of “Weed Day,” an international holiday for cannabis consumption, the Borough Council took a stand against marijuana sales and production within its own borders.At Oceanport’s April 19 council meeting, the governing body voted 5-0 to approve an amendment to an ordinance that prohibits the launch of any business engaged in the growth or sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana or paraphernalia in any of the borough’s zoning districts, including its section of Fort Monmouth.Council president Joseph A. Irace said the ordinance was a preemptive movement to counteract future development plans for borough property that might coincide with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s stated intentions to legalize marijuana.“The problem with the way it’s set up now, these dispensaries are anywhere from 150,000- to 300,000-square-feet facilities, and that sort of construction kind of doesn’t fit in the borough of Oceanport,” Irace said. “If it does pass (at the state level) recreationally, these types of businesses just don’t fit with the complexity of our town.” “With the resolution we’re asking that, for medical use, it be downgraded to Schedule II, which would allow it to be sold in a pharmacy, where we think it should be sold,” Irace said. “We recognize that it has medicinal value. That’s why we passed a concurrent resolution to the ordinance. But we don’t think those large-scale facilities are right for Oceanport.”Prior to the vote, three impassioned speakers addressed the council, telling of the hardships they’re currently facing and how the cannabis ban would impede their therapeutic progress.Oceanport resident Jeffrey Oakes is a cancer patient who was about halfway through a 46-hour chemotherapy infusion. Too weak to stand, he sat in a chair to speak before the council.Weary from a lack of sleep due to his treatments, Oakes spoke about the politicization of his medication and the difficulties caused by a lack of access to marijuana.“This anti-cannabis parade has created problems for myself and a lot of other patients behind me,” Oakes said. “The efforts of (Murphy) have been to make changes that facilitate better access and lower pricing. But ordinances like this really handcuff (patients). And a lot of us don’t have time. A lot of us are in pain. I’m dealing with cancer. I need this stuff. You guys are interfering with my medicine and a lot of other people who deserve better access to it.”Susan Viana also lives in the borough and pleaded with the council on behalf of her son, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, a painful, chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive tract. Viana has been treating her son’s ailment with cannabis oil, a proven medical remedy for the disease that she said has allowed her son to enter remission.center_img Oceanport now joins Rumson as the second Two River-area town to ban recreational and medicinal cannabis businesses. Other towns have also acted: Fair Haven will vote on a recreational business ban in May and Shrewsbury passed a medicinal cannabis dispensary ban in December.Irace admitted that he and the council recognize the medical benefits of cannabis, which is why they passed a coinciding resolution that night urging Congress and the federal government to change the classification of marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug. “Tonight’s vote proves one thing and it’s that they don’t care one bit about the opioid epidemic or the people caught up in it,” DiGioia-Laird said. “All we were asking tonight was to shelve the vote and take a little more time to talk. I don’t want to see recreational passed right now, because it’s going to ruin the medical program. Fix the medical first.“But they won’t even table it, to talk to real people like us who have experience,” he added. “Go take a tour of a dispensary. Sit down with people who are actually dying of cancer, of opioid addiction. These diseases and addictions are killing people in our community and this council wants to do nothing about it.”Mayor Jay Coffey did not have a vote on the ordinance but does believe it was a hasty measure, stating, “Until it’s legalized, I voiced my opinion that I thought (a vote) was premature. But it was a prophylactic measure. It could have been done six months ago or six months from now. They chose to do it now.“I haven’t met the person that is against medical marijuana applications, so I think what these people came up and spoke about tonight has a lot of credence,” Coffey added. “The gray area is when you start talking about dispensaries and the grow houses. We don’t mind medical use but should it be sold in downtown Oceanport?”This article was first published in the April 26 – May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

CALCULATOR HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $300,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SEVEN FURLONGS

first_imgSAN CARLOS STAKES FIELD, IN POST POSITION ORDERRACE 9 Approximate post time, 4 p.m. Calculator -Flavien Prat – 119Coastline – Tyler Baze – 119Wild Dude – Rafael Bejarano – 124San Onofre – Edwin Maldonado – 119Cautious Giant – Santiago Gonzalez – 119Mystery Train – Joe Talamo – 119Outside Nashville – Martin Garcia – 119Kobe’s Back – Gary Stevens – 124 ARCADIA, CA. (March 9, 2016) – With recency on his side, graded stakes winner Calculator will head a field of eight in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes going seven furlongs on the main track.CALCULATOR: After a 13-month layoff, trainer Peter Miller’s Calculator returned to the track and the Winner’s Circle in impressive fashion winning by a neck in a seven furlong allowance at Santa Anita Feb. 13 as the even money favorite. A Kentucky Derby hopeful just last year after running second to American Pharoah in both the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes in 2014, he went on to win the Grade III Sham Stakes in January, 2015. Calculator was then sidelined due to a non-displaced fracture in his right front ankle before returning to training in November, 2015.A 4-year-old Florida-bred by In Summation, Calculator is owned by Richard C. Pell and will again be ridden by Flavien Prat, who was up for the win Feb. 13. He is 6-2-2-1 overall and has amassed earnings of $228,300.KOBE’S BACK: Trained by Peter Eurton, the 5-year-old horse by Flatter will look for his second win in-a-row Saturday following a half-length score with the addition of blinkers in the Grade II Palos Verdes on Feb. 7 in which he earned a 100 Beyer Speed figure. Notoriously slow out of the gate, Kobe’s Back won the Grade III, seven furlong Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland by three quarters of a length in April, 2015 but was winless in five consecutive starts, including a third to San Carlos contender Wild Dude in the Bing Crosby Stakes in July and seventh to Eclipse Champion Runhappy in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31.Owned by Lee Searing of CRK Stable, he will retain the services of Gary Stevens Saturday. Kobe’s Back has won four races in 17 lifetime starts and has earnings of $772,250.last_img read more

Ellen Instructs Public Works to Save JFK

first_imgIn the wake of the erosion which has affected the rear fence of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has instructed the Ministry of Public Works to lead a team charged with the responsibility to clear all man-made structures obstructing the drainages and flow of natural water.Other members of the team include the General Services Agency (GSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).President Sirleaf wants urgent and immediate steps taken to avoid further destruction of the medical facility, adding, “We cannot stop the rain but we can stop its adverse effects.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader gave the directive when she paid a visit to the premises of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, where a portion of the hospital’s fence was broken down by flood due to its undermining by surface water.She frowned at the construction of structures in unapproved places as they are blocking the free flow of water and causing floods in the streets, alleys, and communities, some of which have threatened the J.F.K. Medical Center.  The JFK is the hub of Liberia’s health care delivery system.The Liberian leader further instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs, working in line with its mandate as chair of government’s Disaster Relief Commission, to begin addressing the challenges caused by the current wave of flooding in Monrovia and its environs.She also used the opportunity to thank the J.F.K. staff and public health workers for their dedication to duty, service to humanity, compassion, courage, as well as their sacrificial services to the nation,  terming them as being among the heroes on the frontline in helping to wipe out the Ebola virus from Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Art, football unite for 46664

first_img8 July 2010Works of art showing breathtaking, career-making and -breaking moments in the World Cup are being auctioned off, with the funds raised going to the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation.The fund-raising effort began with Adidas, an official sponsor of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ unveiling a collection of paintings on Wednesday, 30 June at the Adidas public relations headquarters at the Sandton Convention Centre, with South African boxing great Baby Jake Matlala, Isidingo actress Hlubi Mboya and Metro FM presenter Kenny Maistry in attendance.The aim of the auction is to give football fans an opportunity to own a piece of 2010 World Cup history while supporting the 46664 charity.SubjectsPieces on auction include an inspirational painting of Diego Forlan, who grabbed two goals for Uruguay as the South Americans sent Bafana Bafana to defeat on day six of the tournament.Some of the other subjects of paintings are Bafana Bafana midfielder Steven Pienaar; England captain Steven Gerrard; Spanish top scorer David Villa; Dutch winger Arjen Robben; and Germany’s Lukas Podolski.The painting “The First Whistle” immortalises the moment Bafana Bafana began the tournament as millions united across the country to watch the first Fifa World Cup on African soil.“As the world’s leading football brand and official sponsor of the tournament, it was very important for us to leave a legacy here. It’s why we have chosen 46664 as our partner,” said Thomas van Schaik, the head of global public relations at Adidas, said at the launch of the fund-raising efforts.Creating awareness“This partnership allows us to utilize the platform of the Fifa World Cup to raise funds for, and (create) awareness of the great work the Nelson Mandela Foundation is doing all over South Africa.”Another painting features Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain. The Real Madrid striker scored the first hat-trick of the tournament with two headers and a tap-in to help his team to a 4-1 victory over South Korea.All the artworks on auction are by artists Paul Junior Kasemwana and Espoir Kennedy, who are permanently based at Jo’bulani Central.Other items on auction include Steven Pienaar’s signed group stage shirt; 32 individual player portraits; The Quest, a painting of 32 players from the 32 participating countries; and the actual Adidas Jo’bulani match ball that will be used in the final match on Sunday, 11 July.The art can be bought on E-Bay until 18 July.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Former Boston Celtics Paul Pierce holds the NBA championship trophy that he won with the team during a ceremony to retire his number following a basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters.“The Truth” doesn’t have to dream about that day anymore.ADVERTISEMENT “This is just a special day,” Pierce said afterward. “If I never make the Hall of Fame or anything, to go up in the rafters as a retired number for the Celtics — that’s just enough. That’s enough for me. … When you’re forever with the Celtics, you’re forever.”The 40-year-old Pierce retired after last season. He tops the Celtics’ all-time lists in 3-pointers made (1,823), free throws (6,434) and steals (1,583).He is Boston’s second all-time leading scorer with 24,021 points, trailing only John Havlicek. His 15 seasons also trail only Havlicek’s 16 for the longest stint with the team.Current Celtics players gathered to watch the ceremony, and legends including Robert Parish, Cedric Maxwell and Tom “Satch” Sanders sat on the court.Pierce credited his mother, Lorraine Hosey, and brothers Jamal and Steve Hosey, for inspiring him.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I just think it always cements it. When you win a title you become a main man, and that made Paul,” Rivers said. “He would have had this night regardless of winning the title, but winning the title makes this day pretty special.”A touching moment came near the end of Pierce’s speech when his son, Prince, placed a No. 34 cap atop the 2008 trophy.“I did the trifecta,” Pierce said. “I left a legacy. I had my high school jersey retired. My college jersey retired. But there’s no greater honor than having your NBA jersey retired for the Boston Celtics.” Rusty Serena defeated on long-awaited return Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Celtics retired Pierce’s No. 34 on Sunday following the Celtics’ 121-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the 23rd person in franchise history to have his number or name enshrined by the Celtics organization.The honor capped a 19-year career for Pierce, who was named NBA Finals MVP in 2008 when the Celtics captured their 17th championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter the game, Pierce, clad in a green plaid blazer, entered the court via the newly named Paul Pierce Players’ Tunnel. The team said the tunnel, featuring Pierce’s signature, will serve as a reminder to current and future players of what “being a Celtic” means.When his jersey was raised, Pierce was serenaded with chants of “Thank You, Paul Pierce!” “It starts at home. It starts where you come from,” Pierce said.He later cried when acknowledging his wife, Julie, and their three children.Pierce sat next to the 2008 championship trophy as the team showered him with tributes.Along with having his number retired, Pierce also received a framed replica of the banner that his No. 34 will be added to, a Rolex watch, a piece of the Celtics’ parquet floor and a stained-glass backboard adorned with his number.A weekend of festivities in honor of Pierce began with a private dinner hosted by the Celtics on Saturday night. Parish attended along with several of Pierce’s former teammates, including Antoine Walker, Walter McCarty, Brian Scalabrine and Leon Powe.Pierce said the honors reminded him of how much he sacrificed during his career. He said being a Celtic was “meant to be.”During the game, the Celtics showed video segments that highlighted Pierce’s basketball journey. The clips went as far back as his Inglewood High School days and included interviews with friends, family and former teammates.There were also surprise recorded tributes from NBA greats Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant. Pierce smiled as Bryant said in his message that Pierce made “all the Celtics legends proud.”Pierce sat courtside with his family and Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck. Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers and teammates Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo — all part of the 2008 title run — sat together nearby.Rivers told the crowd about conversations he and Pierce used to have about the day his number would be retired. He said the 2008 championship solidified Pierce’s status as an all-time great in Boston. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLee Clark joins Tribalfootball: Newcastle & Fulham so special to me

first_imgLee Clark joins Tribalfootball: Newcastle & Fulham so special to meby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWe here at Tribalfootballare proud to announce our new guest columnist for 2019, former Newcastle United and Fulham midfielder Lee Clark.Lee brings with him almost 30 years of experience playing and managing in the Premier League and across the Football League. As a player, Lee quite literally lived the dream. Not many players get to play for their boyhood heroes, let alone help reignite an entire city. But that’s what Clark did, having played 46 league games as a 20-year-old in Newcastle’s record breaking 1992/93 season, which ended their four-year exile from the top flight.It was a golden period for Toon. In the 1995-96 season, when Kevin Keegan’s side, dubbed ‘The Entertainers’, famously finished second behind Manchester United.The likes of David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla and Peter Beardsley lit up St. James’ Park on a regular basis and Clark was right there alongside them. He says the experience helped raise his game to another level.”Absolutely, every training session and game really, really mattered,” Clark tells Tribalfootball. “We could never rest on our laurels even in training, you knew you had someone, senior players, internationals. “And you knew that one, you wanted to get a place in the team. And two, you wanted to keep it, which was the hardest bit. You had to perform every single day in training. I think that’s the reason why most players during that period had there most successful time of their careers, really.”In 1997, Clark crossed the north-east divide for a brief two-year stint at Sunderland under Peter Reid and helped the Black Cats lift the First Division trophy in 1999. Fulham then paid £3m for Clark’s signature in the early days of the Mohamed Al Fayed revolution. Clark secured his status as a promotion specialist when he picked up another First Division title in 2001. Wearing the captain’s armband, Clark led the Cottagers to their then-highest Premier League finish in 2003/04. Speaking about his six-years in west London, Clark says: “I love the club. The people there, the way me and my family got treated. “The six years I had there as a player were magnificent. We had a great time and I love going back. And it’s quite ironic that it’s Newcastle vs Fulham at St. James’ on Saturday. I’ll be at the game and it will be pulling on the heartstrings really because I want neither of them to be involved [in the relegation battle].”And also another club close to me where my managerial career started, Huddersfield, they’re down in the mix as well. So it’s like I don’t want any one of these three to go down, but unfortunately I think that’s the way its going to be.”There was no break from football for Clark, who immediately joined United’s coaching staff after retirement in 2006. Two years later, he would take up the manager’s position at Huddersfield, spending four successful years in Yorkshire before joining Birmingham City in 2012.Stints at Bury, Blackpool and Kilmarnock have followed and at just 46 years of age, Clark still has plenty left to give to the game.”You learn from the ups and you learn from the downs. I’m a much improved manager than I ever was from the start. And I’m wanting to get back in. I love it. I love being on the graft. I love coaching players and trying to improve them. “I’m absolutely wanting to get back in the game but you know everything has to be right for me and also its not just the U.K, I’d quite enjoy and it would be a good test to work abroad.” TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days ago​Ex-Chelsea keeper Green: Hudson-Odoi kept smiling during Bayern Munich saga

first_img​Ex-Chelsea keeper Green: Hudson-Odoi kept smiling during Bayern Munich sagaby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green has spoken about Callum Hudson-Odoi and how the youngster handled rumours of a move to Bayern Munich.Hudson-Odoi was unhappy at a lack of playing time under previous Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.Bayern were offering big money for a January transfer, but Chelsea refused to entertain any bids for the player.He has since committed to the club by signing a new contract.Green spoke to BBC 5 Live about the situation, saying: “We would hear the Bayern Munich chat, the chat about other clubs and Callum would just be there smiling.”He knew it was all going on but it was water off a duck’s back for him. “Pressure didn’t exist for him. It still doesn’t.”You look at someone like that, the way he carried himself, the confidence that he had in and around the dressing room was incredible to watch.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

OPEN CALL TORONTO RAPTORS DANCE PAK

first_img Twitter Here’s your chance to join the most entertaining and electrifying Dance Team in Toronto!Do you have what it takes to join the Pak?DATE: Saturday, July 16th, 2016 Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: CHOREOGRAPHER: AMBERLEY WADDELLEMAIL: [email protected]: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON. Enter through Gate 1.REGISTRATION: 10:00am. AUDITIONS BEGIN AT 11:00 AMBE PREPARED TO STAY AS LONG AS NECESSARY.WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: – Female Dancers – 18 and older (must be 18 by the day of the audition). We strongly encourage ages 22-30 to come out and audition! – Dancers must have the ability to show an extreme level of enthusiasm, confidence and poise. – Dancers must be physically fit and have strong athletic skills and endurance. – Dancers must be dedicated, professional, hard working and strong team players. – Minimum 2 years dance/performance experience in Hip Hop or Jazz. – 20 team members. – There is no minimum or maximum height requirement. – You must also provide a resume and a current non-returnable 5×7 or 8×10 headshot.WHAT TO EXPECT: Dancers will be taught a basic hip hop routine combined with jazz. All participants who advance will be asked to perform the routine in small groups. A number of cuts will be made throughout the audition. All participants who advance will be asked to perform 4-6 eight counts of their own choreography highlighting strengths and specialties. Music will be provided. The audition is closed, spectators will not be permitted.WHAT TO WEAR: – An attractive two-piece dance outfit (Half top and fitted shorts. Any style and colour) – Mid-area, legs and arms must be exposed. – No baggy clothing or street wear. No pants, leggings, capris or cover ups. – Full performance make-up and hair styled. Hair must be down, no ponytails. – Participants may wear any kind of sneaker/dance shoe, please make sure they have non-marking soles.JUDGING: – Judges will focus on enthusiasm, energy, dance ability, personal appearance, personality, poise and showmanship.COMMITMENT INFORMATION: – Mandatory team rehearsals – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-10:00pm – August through April (or until end of playoffs). – Mandatory team meeting – Pre-Season games – October – 41+ Regular Season Home Games – November to April. Schedule is available in August – Public appearances and eventsPre-register by emailing your headshot and resume to [email protected] ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – GO TO:  http://www.nba.com/raptors/dancepak/2017-auditionsBREAK A LEG EVERYONE! Advertisementlast_img read more