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Djoliba v Hearts preview: Hearts unfazed by Mali weather

first_imgDefender Kweku Andoh has said that the Hearts of Oak team remain unfazed by the hot weather conditions in Bamako.The Phobians have been in the Malian capital since Wednesday afternoon ahead of their game against Djoliba in the Caf Confederation Cup second-round first leg confirmed for the Modibo Keita Stadium at 5pm GMT on Friday.Reports indicate the weather there has been hot and windy but the former Berekum Chelsea Champions League campaigner says they “don’t care.””The weather in Mali is very hot, very hot but we thank God that we arrived in Mali safely,” he said.”We don’t care about the weather because both teams are going to play on the same pitch and we are going to face the same weather so we don’t care if they live here or something.”The versatile defender says their work is cut out for them and they would like to repeat their last feat in the previous round where they eliminated Senegal’s Olympique de Ngor. “We are here to win or to get a point, we know what we are here for,” he continued.“We are here to play as a team so that we can go home with joy like we did in our last game against the Senegalese. We are going to fight for the nation [Ghana] and our team.”Club coach Herbert Addo spoke of his observation and plans after watching Djoliba’s clip against Egypt’s Petrojet.“We’ve managed to get a tape of their last game against Petrojet at home so I’ve got a very good idea of the side. They are tall just like the Senegalese [Ngor] but they are more organised in midfield.“All week, in our training sessions we have been finding antidotes to counter all their strengths. We are going to look for a win and not play a defensive game. We are going to attack and go for a win. When the need arises to defend deep, fine,” the veteran gaffer said. –last_img read more

It’s a new era for Mourne Antiques

first_imgMourne Antiques of Letterkenny has taken a great big step back in time after moving to a historic location.The new building at No. 45 Main Street is almost an antique in itself. The grand property was a former bank, with its history going back around 100 years.Mourne Antiques owner Frances Spears took it on like a revival project – breathing new life into it by tearing away a suspended ceiling to reveal original features and opening the windows once more to flood the large space with light. Here, Frances gives us a tour of the spacious new store: Frances Spears and Keith Stevenson at the new Mourne Antiques store at No. 45 Main Street LetterkennyThe new Mourne Antiques store offers a huge amount of space for Frances to showcase all the treasures she has in stock. The square shape is fantastic for people to come in and have a browse, and it is much more accessible for prams and wheelchair users.The furniture has become a big draw since the move, Frances said, as customers can see all the interesting cabinets, tables, chairs, desks and items in full view. Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFurniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Exclusive Discount:To celebrate these uncovered gems, Mourne Antiques are giving 10% off furniture all month to any customer who mentions Donegal Daily at the till! This reduction is valid until 30th September 2019.With fascinating furniture dating from as far back as 200 years ago, you’ll find true one of a kind wonders at Mourne Antiques.Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019Furniture at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – now 10% if you mention ‘Donegal Daily’ during September 2019The new store is also a great benefit to jewellery shoppers – as the large space accommodates three cabinets of antique, gold and diamond jewellery alongside modern and contemporary Irish accessories from Amelia’s Irish Design and Gifts.Mourne Antiques is best-known for their jewellery, which is sourced from top dealers and sold with expert guidance. They also do repairs to heirloom jewellery.Jewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyJewellery at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFrances said she looks out for four key factors before buying in her antiques: beauty, quality, practicality and price. She has a keen eye for a great find, and her best gift items include China and silver tea sets, art, light fittings, barometers, vases, crockery, rugs and a whole variety of other pieces. You never know what you’ll find until you come in and see!Gifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyLight fittings and art at Mourne AntiquesGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyGifts at Mourne Antiques LetterkennyFrances clearly loves the new location. “I’ve been calling this ‘my building’ for years and the opportunity to move in just came to me,” she said. Frances is also delighted to offer her customers free parking. All you have to do is ring the store on (074) 912 6457 and they’ll buzz you into their private space behind the building, located just left before the Dillon’s Hotel car park.Mourne Antiques has been an established business in Letterkenny for the past 27 years, but this new store has just added another gem to the Main Street.Follow the Facebook page at: Mourne Antiques & JewelleryMourne Antiques Letterkenny – car park located at the back of the storeIt’s a new era for Mourne Antiques was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessfurnitureGiftsletterkennyMourne Antiquesretaillast_img read more

Popular Convoy man had heart attack in bath and drowned

first_imgA man who had been rumoured to have taken his own life drowned in his bath after suffering a heart attack.Manus Harkin, from Longlands, Convoy, was found dead at his home on August 20th last year. The well-known and popular 65-year-old had recently been in hospital before his death.An inquest into his death heard how his friend Kenneth Gillespie had called to his home and found him lying on his sofa.He told the inquest at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court how Manus sad he was badly depressed and had an unsettled feeling.However, he planned to go and see his doctor the following day.Brian Lynch told the court that on August 20th last year he met a sister of Manus’ at a local shop in Convoy and she said she hadn’t seen Manus.He went to his home and arrived at about 8.20am and found the back door open.He could not find Manus but eventually checked in the toilet and found Manus lying face down in the bath.The water was still luke-warm but Mr Lynch said he knew that Manus was dead.Garda Tom McNally arrived and Mr Lynch identified his close friend Manus to the Garda.Mr Harkin’s remains were removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where an autopsy was carried out.Pathologist Dr Jerry O’Dowd said a post mortem carried out on Manus showed he had moderate to severe heart disease.He said his findings were that he quite likely suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the bath with his head under the water.He added that even if Mr Harkin had not been in the bath then he may not have survived because of the level of heart disease.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said there had been a lot of rumour and suspicion locally about how Manus had died.He asked family members if they had any questions.One family member said the family did not realise until the inquest that Mr Harkin had been found face-down in the bath.Dr McCauley said it was good that the full facts had now ben made known from the inquest.He said that the cause of death was drowning as a result of acute coronary deficiency and that Mr Harkin died from natural causes.He added “I’d like t pass on my sympathies to the family. Manus was a wonderful man who was much-loved in Convoy.”Garda Sgt Jim Collins also expressed his sympathy on behalf of An Garda Siochana to the extended Harki family who were present.Popular Convoy man had heart attack in bath and drowned was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bathconvoydrwonedHeart attackinquestManus Harkinlast_img read more

New loan deal for QPR youngster

first_imgQPR have extended teenage striker Ben Pattie’s loan spell at non-League Woking.Pattie, who joined the Cards in August, will stay with them until 14 November.He has made eight appearances for Woking so far, all of them as a substitute, and scored one goal.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Prep Basketball Special Feature Part Two: Triumph through Tribulations

first_imgArcata >> In continuing our two part feature on the Arcata High School girls basketball team, today we tell the story of junior forward Kaylie McCracken who, along with senior co-captains Vanessa Holland and Ashley Quigley, has helped Arcata to a fifth-consecutive league title. McCracken is the ‘ying’ to Holland and Quigley’s ‘yang.’ The 5-foot-10 junior has provided a steady inside presence to compliment Arcata’s outstanding perimeter players. McCracken is a workhorse that’s often called …last_img read more

What Matt Olson’s hand surgery means for the A’s roster

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s biggest fear regarding Matt Olson’s hand issue on the trip home from Japan has been realized.Olson underwent surgery Friday that involved a right hamate excision in his right hand at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles with Dr. Steven Shin.The first baseman felt pain near the center of palm after fouling off a pitch from Yusei Kikuchi in the fifth inning of Thursday’s 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome. Olson reached base with a single in the same at-bat …last_img read more

A rede de transportes na África do Sul

first_imgA África do Sul tem infra-estruturas de transportes modernas e evoluidas. As estradas sao de nivel mundial. As redes aereas e de caminho de ferro sao as maiores do continente. E os portos de mar do pais fornecem uma escala natural de navios de e para a Europa, as Americas, Ásia, Australasia e ambas as costas africanas.O sector dos transportes tem sido apontado pelo governo como principal responsavel da competitividade da África do Sul nos mercados globais. É cada vez mais visto como uma força motriz crucial para o cescimento economico e o desenvolvimento social do pais.Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010Os planos da África do Sul para dispender 9 bilioes de rands em melhorias e alargamento das insfra-estruturas de transportes em nove cidades anfitrias, para poder suportar a entrada massiva de visitantes que se espera visitem a Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010.Entre as varias preparaçoes para o evento ha os aumentos dos aeroportos e as melhorias no sistema geral de transportes, incluindo um programa de recapitalizaçao dos taxis, a consolidaçao do caminho de ferro e a transformaçao da rede de autocarros.Portos e navegaçaoAs linhas de navegaçao principais passam ao longo da costa africana nos oceanos Atlantico e Indico. Aproximadamente 96% das exportaçoes do pais sao transportadas por barco e os sete portos comerciais sao a via de comunicaçao comercial entre a África do Sul e os seus parceiros na África austral, como tambem os centros para trafego de e para a Europa, Ásia, Americas e as costas oriental e ocidental de África.A Transnet National Ports Authority (autoridade portuaria nacional), empresa do estado, controla todos os portos do pais: Richards Bay e Durban, na provincia de KwaZulu-Natal, East London e Port Elizabeth, no Cabo Oriental, e Mosel Bay, Cidade do Cabo e Saldanha, no Cabo Ocidental.Durban e o porto com mais trafego em toda a África e que tem maior capacidade para receber contentores na África austral, ao passo que Richard’s Bay e o maior terminal de carvao a granel do mundo. Juntos, os portos da África do Sul representam um movimento de 183 milhoes de toneladas de carga em 2007 e estao a ser feitas melhorias para aumentar ainda mais a capacidade de movimentaçao.Um oitavo porto comercial, o Porto de Ngqura, esta a ser formado ao largo da costa de Port Elizabeth, no Cabo Oriental, e espera-se que os primeiros navios comerciais atraquem ai em 2009. Nqura destina-se a ser o terminal mais profundo em África para contentores. É uma parte vital de Coega, uma das zonas estrategicas de desenvolvimento industrial da África do Sul.EstradasA rede total de estradas na África do Sul tem aproximadamente 754.000 quilometros, 9.600 km dos quais sao estradas nacionais. A viagem de Musina, na fronteira a norte, ate a Cidade do Cabo, no sul, sao 2.000 km de jornada ao longo de estradas perfeitas.Cerca de 2.400 km das estradas do pais sao auto-estradas com portagem.O Ministerio dos Transportes e responsavel pela politica geral do sector, porem a construçao de estradas e a sua manutençao e da responsabilidade da Agencia Nacional de Estradas Sul Africana (South African National Roads Agency – SANRA), bem como as nove provincias e os governos locais.Caminho de ferroA África do Sul dispoe de uma extensa rede de caminhos de ferro – a 10ª mais longa do mundo – ligando com as redes da regiao subsaariana.A estatal Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) e a maior via ferrea e o maior transportador de cargas pesadas da África austral, com cerca de 22.000 km de via ferrea, dos quais cerca de 1.500 km sao vias de transporte. A infra-estrutura da empresa, que liga os portos com o resto da África do Sul, representa aproximadamente 80% do total do continente africano.O governo abraçou um projecto de melhorar a segurança ferroviaria e revitalizar as viagens de comboio como opçao viavel de transporte publico. Em 2008, o governo afirmou que despenderia de 19,5 bilioes de rands por ano nos proximos quatro anos para aumentar a capacidade dos seus portos e ferrovias, com quase metade dessa verba sendo destinada a industria de carga por ferrocarril.A South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) (empresa sul africana para os viajantes diarios) opera os serviços do Metrorail na Cidade do Cabo, na provincia do Cabo Oriental, Durban, e a grande metropole de Joanesburgo e Pretoria, com enfase sobretudo nos sul africanos de mais baixos recursos.Os turistas e os endinheirados podem viajar no Blue Train (Comboio Azul), um dos comboios mais luxuosos do mundo, enquanto que a Shosholoza Meyl transporta cerca de 4 milhoes de passageiros todos os anos entre as maiores cidades do pais.Os serviços ligam ainda a outros destinos na África Austral no Zimbabwe, Moçambique e Suazilandia.Lifaçao Ferroviaria Rapida GautrainA Gautrain, uma rede de comboio rapida de 80 km, ligara Joanesburgo, Pretoria e o Aeroporto Internacional OR Tambo, facilitando e aliviando a congestao da auto-estrada Joburg-Pretoria, proprocionando a quem viaja diariamente uma alternativa segura e viavel em vez da viagem de carro.Este projecto de 25 bilioes de rands e uma parceria publico-privada entre o governo da provincia de Gauteng e a Bombelo Concession Company, um consorio franco-canadense-sul-africano. Estima-se que a Gautrain tera criado 33.000 empregos em 2009.Vinte e quatro comboios viajarao a 160 km a hora, 18 horas por dia, em conjunto pondo a viajar cerca de 135.000 passageiros por dia. O transporte auxiliar de e para as estaçoes e destinos nas proximidades serao fornecidos por autocarros de luxo.Havera 10 estaçoes, tres delas de Metro. O tunel do Metro tera aproximadamente 14 km de comprimento e ate 96 m abaixo da superficie em alguns sitios.A primeira fase, o troço entre o aeroporto, Sandton e Midrand, deve estar pronta a tempo da Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010 e a segunda fase em 2011.Aeroportos e linhas aereasMais de 50 companhias aereas, com 230.000 aterragens e transportando perto de 33 milhoes de passageiros por ano, movimentam-se entre os 10 principais aeroportos da África do Sul. Incluidos estao 3 aeroportos internacionais principais em Joanesburgo, Cidade do Cabo e Durban, assim como aeroportos em Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimblerly, Upington, Bloemfontein e Pilansberg.Vinte e uma torres de trafego aereo apoiam as operaçoes que cobrem 145 aeroportos autorizados com pistas alcatroadas e mais de 580 aerodromos com pistas de terra.A semi-privatizada Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) e a responsavel pelo controlo da expansao das infra-estruturas nos varios aeroportos.Em 2007, a ACSA propos um programa de despesas de cinco anos, um pouco inferior a 20 bilioes de rands, para conciliar a nova geraçao de aeronaves e lidar com o cada vez maior numero de passageiros.O Aeroporto Internacional OR Tambo de Joanesburgo e o de maior trafego em África, com cerca de 8,9 milhoes de partidas de passageiros por ano. Foi designado o aeroporto de melhor performance do continente pelo Concelho Internacional dos Aeroportos em 2007.O Aeroporto Internacional da Cidade do Cabo, com 3,8 milhoes de passageiros por ano foi votado como o mais importante de África nos World Travel Awards (prestigiados premios da industria das Viagens e Turismo) sete anos consecutivos.A South African Airways, a transportadora aerea nacional, serve mais de 700 cidades, entre elas 20 destinos em África, e faz manutençao para muitas linhas aereas do mundo.Este artigo foi actualizado em: Setembro de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):Standard Bank: Economic Profile: South AfricaSouth Africa YearbookDepartment of TransportTransnet National Ports AuthorityCoega Development CorporationTransnet Freight RailSouth African Rail Commuter CorporationGautrain Rapid Rail LinkAirports Company South AfricaSouth African Airwayslast_img read more

Full legal status for Muslim marriages in South Africa

first_img2 May 2014The accreditation of over 100 Imams as marriage officers has paved the way for the official recognition of the marriages of Muslim couples in South Africa, allowing them to be recorded on the National Population Register and so to receive the full legal status afforded by the country’s Constitution.Speaking at a graduation ceremony for Imams qualifying as marriage officers in Cape Town on Wednesday, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said: “Today, in partnership with the Muslim community, government has been able to accredit over 100 Imams as marriage officers under the 1961 Marriage Act.“This will enable the legal official recognition of the unions of Muslim couples. Out of this initial step we will be able to push back the frontiers of exclusion that have so long been visited on the Muslim community.”Motlanthe said the graduation marked the start of a new chapter in the history of the Muslim community in the country, adding that, as South Africa celebrated 20 years of democracy, its vision of unity, non-racialism and non-sexism was gradually becoming a reality.“As a result of the Imams being designated as marriage officers in terms of the Marriages Act (25) of 1961, the registration of Muslim unions will accord Muslim marriages legal status and with that, the protective instruments of the secular state may be accessed to ensure that these Qur’anic values are realised and complied with within the Constitutional state.”Congratulating the Imams on their graduation, Motlanthe added: “Impressively, we are advised that to pass the two hour exam set by the Learning Academy of the Department of Home Affairs, candidates had to obtain a mark of no less than 70%, and many were able to exceed that requirement.“Let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best as you begin your new responsibility in the service of our people.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

The African basketball championship: Unique and entertaining

first_imgMOST READ Arenas are abuzz with drumming, dancing, and flag waving. Boisterous Senegalese supporters packed Marius Ndiaye Stadium on Friday hours before their team took the floor, a floor that was freshly painted just three days earlier.Even referees seem to feel it. In a March qualifier, a Malian player sank a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer against Senegal, pulled off his jersey and sprinted toward fans as if he had scored a goal at the soccer World Cup. No technical foul.Wearing national colors is serious business for players, some of whom have grandparents who lived under colonial oppression.“I take pride in it,” said Senegal’s Maurice Ndour, who played for the New York Knicks last season. “It will be my first time playing in Senegal in front of the home crowd. It’s huge.”South Africa’s Chris Gabriel, center front, launches a hook shot over Senegal’s Gorgui Dieng during AfroBasket tournament at Marius Ndiaye stadium in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The African basketball championship may lack star power, even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains. AfroBasket, which tipped off Friday in Senegal and Tunisia, can’t be compared to a glitzy event like the NCAA tournament. Senegal’s aging national stadium in the capital Dakar, for example, has no air conditioning. A recent women’s AfroBasket game in Mali was paused because of a power cut. (AP Photo/ Ken Maguire)Senegal, with Minnesota Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng on board, will be under pressure to win the title, something it hasn’t done since 1997. Angola is the 11-time African champion and hasn’t missed the final since 1997. Nigeria captured its first title at the last AfroBasket in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Despite Africa’s basketball potential, Ujiri warns that mismanagement threatens to stall progress. Uriji said governments must take responsibility for neglected stadiums and subpar sports programs. Leaks in the Dakar stadium’s roof were patched up 48 hours before the tournament. It’s the rainy season here.“We’re (Africa) moving forward in technology, we’re moving forward in banking, we’re moving forward in real estate,” Uriji said. “While these things are getting better, sports are being left behind. How is that possible?”The NBA has seen opportunity in Africa and has an academy outside Dakar to train the continent’s top young players. The NBA has put on exhibition games in South Africa and says a regular-season game is coming to Africa at some point.Ujiri said it’s also a good sign that Africans — like him — are earning jobs in leadership positions, including coaching and scouting.“I see that as growth of the game that’s going to help get kids playing at a younger age,” he said. Senegal’s supporters drum during an AfroBasket match between Senegal against South Africa at Marius Ndiaye stadium in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The African basketball championship may lack star power, even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains. AfroBasket, which tipped off Friday in Senegal and Tunisia, can’t be compared to a glitzy event like the NCAA tournament. Senegal’s aging national stadium in the capital Dakar, for example, has no air conditioning. A recent women’s AfroBasket game in Mali was paused because of a power cut. (AP Photo/ Ken Maguire)DAKAR, Senegal — The African basketball championship may lack star power — even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains.AfroBasket, which tipped off Friday in Senegal and Tunisia, can’t be compared to a glitzy event like the NCAA tournament. Senegal’s aging national stadium in the capital Dakar, for example, has no air conditioning. 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Tunisia hosts the knockout phase after this weekend’s flurry of games in Dakar and Rades. AfroBasket also provides a qualification path to FIBA’s world championship in 2019 and the 2020 Olympics.Top players sometimes opt out because of scheduling conflicts and, especially, their national federations’ unwillingness to pay for insurance. Other NBA players not coming are Cameroonians Joel Embiid, Luc Mbah a Moute, and Pascal Siakam, as well as Congo’s Bismack Biyombo and Emmanuel Mudiay.The delayed tournament also makes it hard for Africans in American schools. Angolan Bruno Fernando, identified by FIBA as Bruno “Fernandes,” has begun his freshman year at the University of Maryland.Still, NBA and other scouts are expected, so players like 25-year-old Ndour, now a free agent, can help themselves as they help their teams. Carlos Morais of Angola was invited to the Raptors’ training camp after earning MVP honors at the 2013 African championship.Silvio De Sousa, who has committed to Kansas for 2018, is suiting up for Angola.Joe Lopez, president of the SEED Academy, said many participants play professionally, “but you have two or three that will be discovered.” He pointed to SEED student Privat Koyamba, 19, of Central African Republic.“This will be for him a golden opportunity to showcase his talent,” said Lopez, who was the starting center on Senegal’s victorious team in 1978.SEED is an international NGO in Senegal that trains promising young players with a goal to build future leaders.Reggie Moore, born and raised in California and a naturalized Angolan, said AfroBasket play is “very physical” but he wasn’t worried about the lack of air conditioning.“It’s not a big deal. We’re used to it,” said Moore, a 6-foot-7 power forward and Oral Roberts University alum. McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary International basketball federation FIBA turned to Senegal and Tunisia as emergency co-hosts of this men’s championship just two months ago because Republic of Congo backed out, as did replacement host Angola. The 16-team tournament was pushed back to September, too close to training camps for many Africans who play in the NBA.Tunisia hosted in August 2015, two months after 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a beach resort. As a precaution, games were moved to Rades, outside the capital Tunis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe tournament still carries on, as it has done since 1962.“They always end up finding a way, and it always ends up being a great tournament, so we must find a way to improve it, to get more out of it,” said Masai Ujiri, a Nigerian who is president of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. “I’ve played in that tournament. I’ve coached in it. It’s an unbelievable feeling. There’s a remarkable atmosphere. I wish more people knew about it.”last_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazed

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith says he would be surprised if Chelsea ended Tammy Abraham’s loan prematurely. Reports have claimed 21-year-old could be recalled by Chelsea and then loaned out to a Premier League club, with Wolves particuarly interested in signing the England international.Given Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season, Smith insists the Blues are happy with the striker’s progress.”He’s enjoying himself as a person and developing as a player,” said Smith. “All three parties (Abraham, Chelsea and Villa) seem very happy with what’s going on.”There will always be speculation but I’ll be amazed if he, Chelsea or ourselves would want to upset that.” last_img read more