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Ronaldo talks tough after hitting Portugal century

By on September 24, 2020

first_img Loading… The Juventus forward said afterwards: “I didn’t follow the comments. It’s an opinion.“I knew I had left a mark at this stadium and I knew that, if I played, I would leave a mark again. I don’t care about provocations.“What I have done in my career speaks for itself. No, I have to prove nothing to anyone, and when I have to prove it, I show it on the pitch.”On his milestone goal, Ronaldo said: “I am very happy. Firstly, because the team won, which was the goal we had. Then the 100 mark and then the 101, with two goals, makes me very happy. Ronaldo was playing for his country for the first time in 2020, having sat out of last week’s 4-1 defeat of Croatia.That result had prompted suggestions Portugal might be better in the absence of their talisman, but he set the record straight on Tuesday.Two goals – his 100th and 101st at international level – secured a 2-0 win, adding to a hat-trick at the same stadium as Ronaldo single-handedly defeated Sweden in 2014 World Cup qualifying. Ronaldo enjoyed his latest goals at Sweden’s Friends Arena as he brought up a century of international strikes, although the Portugal captain insisted he had no point to prove. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Cristiano Ronaldo said he knew he would score against Sweden again at Friends Arena if given the chance to net his 100th Portugal goal.Advertisement Read Also: Barca stars brand new coach ‘Sergeant Koeman’“Now the future is only for God. I feel good, I feel good for playing with these young players.”Iran legend Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals is the next in the striker’s sights.“I beat the 100-goal mark, and now it’s the record,” Ronaldo added. “It’s step by step, without making it an obsession.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Gerrard geared up for pre-season

By on September 21, 2020

first_img The England midfielder will miss the final two matches of the season as he requires an operation to rectify a problem which has troubled him for a while. It has not, however, prevented him from starting all 36 Premier League matches so far – in fact he has missed only 17 minutes of the league season after being forced off against Newcastle with some shoulder discomfort. “It’s disappointing but to be honest, (playing every league game) is not a very important personal achievement – what is more important is that I am fit and available for the team,” he told LFC TV. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident he will be fully fit for the start of pre-season after his campaign was prematurely ended by an injury to his left shoulder. “Between the medical staff and myself we’ve decided the best decision is to get it done now so I am ready for pre-season training. “I’m very disappointed to miss the last two games, but it’s a stage now where it’s probably better if another player plays because he’ll be able to offer more because the shoulder is quite sore.” Gerrard has played with the problem for more than three months but the problem has worsened in recent weeks. “I first got the injury against Oldham in the FA Cup when I came on as a sub and I’ve since aggravated it on numerous occasions,” he added. “The medical team and staff have been brilliant – they’ve helped me a lot and put a lot of hard work into getting me out there onto the pitch.” Meanwhile, winger Stewart Downing has expressed his determination to stay at the club – although he admits manager Brendan Rodgers will have the final say. “There have been some positive signs and personally I’d like to stay but that is the manager’s decision,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Lower level English clubs appeal for bailout

By on September 18, 2020

first_img___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation. May 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing. English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion.Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___ ___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___ Associated Press center_img ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Lower level English clubs appeal for bailout Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.last_img read more

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Bates, Cadogan take ‘Better-Ball’ golf tourney

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first_imgTHE US Embassy’s Staff inaugural open nine-hole ‘Better-Ball’ golf tournament turned out to be a massive session with amazing success.Daniel Bates and Troy Cadogan emerged the winning combination, with an excellent net score (Net 24 / Joint Handicap 13).Second belonged to Videsh Persaud & Imtiaz Subhan (25/12), while third went to Ziev & Guillermo Escarraga (29/11) and fourth Joe Lamaina & Maxim Mangra (29/12).In the skills portion of the match, Patanjilee ‘Pur’ Persaud, with a 300-yard drive, crushed the competition that included regular champions Richard Haniff and Max Persaud, to walk away with the trophy for Longest Drive.The best shot for Nearest the Pin came down to a matter of inches between playing partners Aleem Hussain and Sean Bundles, with the latter taking the trophy home.Solomon Bannister of the U.S. Embassy, a new member of the LGC, organised the event with club President Aleem Hussain and agreed that some of the proceeds would go to media practitioner Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire.Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire, collects a donation from Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORPRitchie was on hand to receive the contribution from member Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORP, and expressed her gratitude to all involved for reaching out to her in support.Escarraga noted that the social responsibility of the LGC is a task taken seriously and that the club would always seek to give back to those in need whenever possible.Bannister thanked his team from the U.S. Embassy for their great performance and camaraderie and promised them that the day’s events have clearly marked the LGC as aplace for great social events of the Embassy staff.Editor’s note: The Better-Ball format is a variation in golf, whereby two persons play as a team. Each player is given an opportunity to play a ball at each legitimate time of play, and the ball which was played better is accepted as the ball of play, the worse played ball is ignored.last_img read more

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Aging adults to receive funding for care during COVID-19 pandemic

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis ALPENA, Mich – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services received approximately 25 million from the CARES Act to help aging residents during the COVID–19 pandemic.This initiative is to help aging adults stay healthy and continue to live independently by providing support services such as help with bathing, dressing, support for caregivers, and more.According to spokesperson, Dr. Alexis Travis, the need for these services has increased as the locations where many people have typically gone have closed due to COVID–19.The CARES Act is also providing supplemental funding for programs authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965 to support Michigan residents 60 and over served under this act.For more information about these programs you can find a list of agencies on michigan.gov/AASA.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Low-income college students to receive food assistanceNext Wishing moms everywhere a happy Mother’s Daylast_img read more

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Man United 2 – 1 Southampton

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first_imgWayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the Premier League with a comeback victory over Southampton.Rooney’s first-half double put United in control after calamitous defending had led to Jay Rodriguez’s third-minute opener for the visitors.Although the hosts threatened to overrun the Saints before the break, Mauricio Pochettino’s side recovered well in the second half, pressing their hosts from the front.Rickie Lambert could even have equalised as his accurate shooting twice tested David de Gea, although Robin van Persie was also denied by Artur Boruc and had another effort ruled out for offside. An open and intriguing contest, this was another example of United being saved by their attack and, while they ultimately took advantage of neighbours Manchester City’s failure to win at QPR on Tuesday, there will again be questions about their defending, particularly with Real Madrid visiting soon in the Champions League.Defeat for Southampton ended a six-game unbeaten run, although there were signs of a tactical adjustment to the team from Argentine coach Pochettino, in his second game since replacing Nigel Adkins. The 40-year-old was certainly true to his pre-match word in going for a win at a venue where Saints have not succeeded in 25 years.Having earned a draw and a clean sheet in his first game against Everton, Pochettino’s start to Premier League life looked even rosier within three minutes as Rodriguez capitalised on Michael Carrick’s poor backpass and nipped in ahead of the stranded De Gea to put the Saints in front.It was a shocking goal to concede and the 12th Premier League game in which United have gone behind this season. But, as on the eight other occasions when they have turned a deficit into victory, they recovered quickly. Within six minutes they were level.The ball fell to Kagawa 35 yards from goal and he threaded a pass to Rooney, who calmly passed the ball into the net past Boruc. It was a breathless start to the game, with United committed to attack in a 4-2-4 formation, and they could easily have scored twice before they finally got their second goal before the half-hour mark with Kagawa also hitting the post.Van Persie returned to the side after sitting out the FA Cup win over Fulham and caused havoc with a succession of fizzing free-kicks. From one of them, just before the half-hour, the Dutchman sent the ball to the back post where Patrice Evra nodded it back for Rooney to tuck in from a yard out.Danny Welbeck and Van Persie could have added further goals before the interval, and with Southampton also throwing men forward, there was no shortage of space.The introduction of Adam Lallana and Steven Davis brought a measure of control to the visitors’ midfield after the break and Lambert, quiet to that point, twice gave De Gea something to think about with long-range shots.The hosts endured a slack spell, giving the ball away several times and De Gea fumbled another Lambert effort. It was enough to get Ferguson off his seat and he eventually brought on Rio Ferdinand to replace the struggling Chris Smalling.Van Persie might have had cause for complaint after his header from Rooney’s cross was ruled out for offside, but the hosts and their supporters were relieved enough to hear the final whistle as Southampton ended the game strongly.last_img read more

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Week 13 Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL DFS picks, lineup advice for GPP tournaments

By on August 27, 2020

first_imgWeek 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST  | KickerYahoo Fantasy Football: Week 13 NFL DFS tournament lineupQB Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Cardinals ($31). The season-long stats say the Cardinals are a tough matchup for QBs, but Philip Rivers sure didn’t have a problem with them last week. It’s always nice to be able to pick on sinking ships late in the season, especially when they’re on the road facing a team that has to win. Rodgers hasn’t had a three-TD game since Week 5, so he’s overdue for a monster performance. Arizona has allowed multiple passing TDs in each of the past three games (Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers), so at least Rodgers has a fairly high floor.RB Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Cardinals ($26). Jones has scored five times in his past three games, totaling 257 rushing yards on 43 carries. Perhaps more important, at least for our purposes since we have Rodgers at QB, is that he also has 11 receptions for 111 yards in that span. Arizona entered Week 12 allowing the third-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to RBs and were promptly shredded by three different Chargers’ backs. Jones will be a chalky pick this week, but he’s well worth his price.RB Lamar Miller, Texans vs. Browns ($19). This price seems far too low, perhaps because it was set before Monday night’s game. (Update: And then promptly had a 97-yard TD run.) Miller hasn’t had fewer than 13 touches in a game this season, and in his four games prior to Week 12, he averaged 12.7 fantasy points in standard leagues. You could argue Miller’s ceiling isn’t exceptionally high, but against the Browns, who allow well over 23 FPPG to RB, he has more upside than you think.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Davante Adams, Packers vs. Cardinals ($33). You can’t go wrong with Adams, who is the fifth-most expensive WR ($5 off the positional ceiling) but could produce the most points in any given week. He’s scored or had at least 133 yards in all but one game this year. Arizona entered Week 12 allowing the eighth-fewest FPPG to WRs, but a closer look at the numbers reveals they’ve allowed a touchdown to WR1s in six straight games. That list includes Brandon LaFell and Marquise Goodwin. Adams should be able to torch them as Rodgers’ only trusted pass-catcher.WR D.J. Moore, Panthers @ Buccaneers ($23). This might be chasing points, as Moore has turned in two good games in a row, but with 15 catches (17 targets) for 256 yards and a score in that span, it seems clear he’s the top option in Carolina. Even if Devin Funchess returns this week, Moore has all kinds of upside against a hapless Bucs pass defense that entered Week 12 allowing the third-most FPPG to WRs.​WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. Rams ($21). This is a great price for a proven No. 1 receiver in a highly favorable matchup. In the three games in which Marvin Jones hasn’t finished (two of which he didn’t play at all), Golladay is averaging 6.3 receptions, 12 targets and 93.7 yards while scoring two touchdowns. The Rams have allowed 200-yard games by No. 1 receivers (Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill) in two of the past three games, so Golladay has a sky-high ceiling.TE Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Patriots ($15). It’s actually a bit disappointing Rudolph had his best game since Week 3 last Sunday night, as now more people might targeting him in DFS contests. His seven-catch, 61-yard performance didn’t sway us, though — this pick is all about the matchup. New England is allowing the fourth-most FPPG to TEs, and that includes six TDs in the past seven games. The Vikings have a lot of mouths to feed on offense, but this is a good spot for Rudolph. It was a classic “good-but-not-great” performance from last week’s Yahoo GPP lineup,  with Baker Mayfield, Melvin Gordon (in little more than a half), Nick Chubb, and Antonio Callaway combining for nine TDs and doing their damndest to make up for Elijah McGuire, C.J. Uzomah, Chris Godwin, and the Jaguars D/ST no-showing in favorable matchups. Such is life, and we’re aiming to bounce back with some studs and value sleepers for our Week 13 NFL DFS tournament picks.A Packers onslaught will need to lead the way. We’re betting on a must-win matchup against the foundering Cardinals to spark the Packers, and we’re also going with a bunch of high-upside (and in some cases, underpriced) one-offs in favorable matchups. A couple of our WRs and our TE offer risk, but that’s not uncommon with what we see in the DraftKings perfect lineup every week. If we’ve hit on the right ones, it will really pay off. MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX John Brown, Ravens @ Falcons ($17). This is obviously a risky pick, as Brown has only two catches in Lamar Jackson’s two starts and fewer than 30 yards in five of the past six games. But he saw a team-high seven targets last week, and he figures to see a decent amount this week against Atlanta’s leaky pass defense. Brown is too risky for cash games, but he’s the type of low-owned player who could put a GPP lineup over the top if he hits on one of his signature big plays.D/ST Tennessee Titans vs. Jets ($14). The Titans have by far the best matchup among the “cheap” D/STs. You know the Jets will throw at least one INT, and regardless of who starts, the potential is there for more.last_img read more

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2020 Iowa legislature’s hiatus ends today

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgDES MOINES — The 2020 Iowa legislature reconvenes today after an 11 week suspension due to COVID-19 concerns.Jack Whitver of Ankeny is the Senate’s Republican Leader.  “Certainly these are unprecedented times and there is no playbook for it,” Whitver says. “The whole world has changed in the last several months and our people are adapting very well, I think.”The primary activity for lawmakers will be reworking next year’s state budget plan to account for the predicted pandemic-related slump of 360 MILLION dollars in state tax revenue. Whitver says G-O-P legislators are also discussing the idea of granting new liability protection against COVID-related lawsuits.  “Many people are hesitant to open whether it’s their school, their church, their college, their salon and so that’s one of the priorities coming back,” Whitver says.Senators are scheduled to debate more than a dozen OTHER policy proposals this afternoon and Whitver says a bill that would change the state’s medical marijuana program is on the list.  “I hope to just send down the bill the governor has already agreed to, the House has already sent us,” Whitver says.Whitver says Republican Senators will discuss the policy in private before taking a vote. The bill slightly increases the amount of T-H-C allowed in the cannabis products sold at state-licensed dispensaries in Iowa and Governor Reynolds has signaled she’ll approve it. She vetoed a more expansive bill last year.In March, cannabis dispensaries in Council Bluffs and Davenport closed abruptly. Industry advocates say Iowa’s T-H-C limits are too restrictive, making the business unprofitable.last_img read more

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Thurston County Solid Waste Teaches How to “Opt Out”

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook476Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Solid Waste“Opting out” is not an option for many people these days. In a world of pervasive social media, with constant visual reminders of all of the fun things that everyone else is doing, nobody wants to be the one missing out on anything.This is especially true if opting out means not being a part of the latest photo your friend just posted that’s sure to get a ton of likes.Opting out doesn’t have to be a bad thing, however, especially when it comes to junk mail. According to 41pounds.org:Americans receive an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year, of which 44% goes to the landfill.More than 100 million trees are cut down each year in order to produce junk mail.28 billion gallons of water go into the production and recycling of junk mail every year.Approximately $320 million of local tax money is spent on the disposal of junk mail every year.Not only is junk mail a nuisance, it is also resource intensive and just plain wasteful. Luckily, opting out of junk mail and unwanted phone books is easy.Use the sites below to stop receiving unwanted credit card offers, catalogs, magazine subscriptions, coupons and phonebooks. You may also contact the companies directly that you receive mail from and ask to be removed from their mailing lists.Yellow Pages Opt Out – Use this site to stop receiving the big yellow phone book.Catalog Choice – This site allows you to input the company information from mailings that you have received and remove your name from the company’s database.Opt Out Pre-Screen – Use this site to stop receiving credit card offers in the mail.Direct Mail – Register for the national Do Not Mail List through this site.DMA Choice – This is a mail preference service that allows consumers to select the companies they wish to continue receiving direct mail from and opt out of the ones they don’t.The unsolicited ads packet delivered in plastic bags to driveways throughout Thurston  County have been of particular local interest lately. As of January 1, 2016 the company that owns the Olympian has indicated that they will no longer be delivering the ad packets to residents.For more information on recycling and waste reduction visit the Thurston Solid Waste website at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org or call 360-867-2282.last_img read more

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