USU Football Will Have Five Home Games Streamed Live on Facebook This Fall

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State University announced that five of the football team’s home games will be live streamed on Facebook.The Maverik Stadium home dates for these contests are September 8 vs. New Mexico State, September 13 vs. Tennessee Tech, October 13 vs. UNLV, October 27 vs. New Mexico and November 10 vs. San Jose State. August 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Football Will Have Five Home Games Streamed Live on Facebook This Fall Tags: Maverik Stadium/New Mexico/New Mexico State/San Jose State/Tennessee Tech/UNLV/USU Football Written by Brad Jameslast_img

Vermont unemployment rate stays at 6.7 percent, 800 jobs added

first_imgThirty states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 9 states registered rate decreases, and 11 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the year, jobless rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national unemployment rate fell from 10.0 percent in December to 9.7 percent in January, but was up from 7.7 percent a year earlier. In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 17 states, and remained unchanged in two states. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in California (+32,500), followed by Illinois (+26,000), New York (+25,500), Washington (+18,900), and Minnesota (+15,600). The District of Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+1.0 percent), followed by Alaska (+0.9 percent), Washington (+0.7 percent), Minnesota and Utah (+0.6 percent each), and Illinois (+0.5 percent). The largest over-the-month decreases in employment occurred in Missouri and Ohio (-12,800 each), followed by Kentucky (-11,800), New Jersey (-9,100), Florida (-6,100), and Nevada (-5,700). Kentucky (-0.7 percent) experienced the largest over-the- month percentage decrease in employment, followed by Missouri and Nevada (-0.5 percent each), and Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, and Ohio (-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased in 2 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in Nevada (-6.9 percent), Arizona (-5.4 percent), Wyoming (-5.0 percent), and Cali- fornia (-4.8 percent).Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)In January, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate, 10.8 percent, while the Northeast recorded the lowest rate, 9.1 percent. The South and West experienced statistically significant over-the- month rate changes (+0.2 percentage point each). Over the year, all four regions registered significant rate increases, the largest of which were in the South and West (+2.2 percentage points each). (See table 1.) Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the highest jobless rate, 11.7 per-cent in January. The East North Central recorded the next highest rate, 11.3 percent. The West North Central registered the lowest January jobless rate, 7.2 percent, followed by the West South Central, 8.0 percent. The Pacific rate, as well as the South Atlantic rate (10.3 percent), set new series highs. (All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) Four divisions experienced statistically significant unemployment rate increases from a month earlier, the largest of which were in New England and the South Atlantic (+0.2 percentage point each). All nine divisions reported significant over-the-year rate increases of at least 0.8 percentage point. The largest of these occurred in the East North Central and Pacific (+2.4 percentage points each).State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)Michigan again recorded the highest unemployment rate among the states, 14.3 percent in January. The states with the next highest rates were Nevada, 13.0 percent; Rhode Island, 12.7 percent; South Carolina, 12.6 percent; and California, 12.5 percent. North Dakota continued to register the lowest jobless rate, 4.2 percent in January, followed by Nebraska and South Dakota, 4.6 and 4.8 percent, respectively. The rates in California and South Carolina set new series highs, as did the rates in three other states: Florida (11.9 percent), Georgia (10.4 percent), and North Carolina (11.1 percent). The rate in the District of Columbia (12.0 percent) also set a new series high. In total, 25 states posted jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 9.7 percent, 11 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 14 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3 and chart 1.) Six states reported statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in January. New Mexico experienced the largest of these (+0.3 percentage point), followed by California, Florida, Idaho, and Utah (+0.2 point each) and Maryland (+0.1 point). The remaining 44 states and the District of Columbia registered jobless rates that were not appreciably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes. West Virginia and Nevada recorded the largest jobless rate increases from January 2009 (+3.5 and +3.4 percentage points, respectively). Six other states reported rate increases of 3.0 percentage points or more: Florida, Illinois, and Wyoming (+3.2 points each), Rhode Island (+3.1 points), and Alabama and Michigan (+3.0 points each). The District of Columbia also registered a large over-the-year unemployment rate increase (+3.6 percentage points). Thirty-five additional states had smaller, but also statistically significant, rate increases. The remaining seven states reported jobless rates that were not appre- ciably different from those of a year earlier. (See table B.)Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)Between December 2009 and January 2010, 11 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, 9 of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in California (+32,500), Illinois (+26,000), and New York (+25,500). Statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Missouri (-12,800) and Kentucky (-11,800). (See tables C and 5.) Over the year, 48 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (-701,700), Florida (-303,200), Texas (-287,800), Ohio (-222,000), and Illinois (-219,700). The smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Vermont (-4,500), South Dakota (-8,100), and New Hampshire (-8,700). (See table D.)Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly differ-ent from that of the U.S., January 2010, seasonally adjusted————————————————————– State | Rate(p)————————————————————–United States (1) ……………….| 9.7 |Alaska …………………………| 8.5Arkansas ……………………….| 7.6California ……………………..| 12.5Colorado ……………………….| 7.4District of Columbia …………….| 12.0Florida ………………………..| 11.9Hawaii …………………………| 6.9Illinois ……………………….| 11.3Iowa …………………………..| 6.6Kansas …………………………| 6.4 |Louisiana ………………………| 7.4Maine ………………………….| 8.2Maryland ……………………….| 7.5Michigan ……………………….| 14.3Minnesota ………………………| 7.3Montana ………………………..| 6.8Nebraska ……………………….| 4.6Nevada …………………………| 13.0New Hampshire …………………..| 7.0New Mexico ……………………..| 8.5 |New York ……………………….| 8.8North Carolina ………………….| 11.1North Dakota ……………………| 4.2Ohio …………………………..| 10.8Oklahoma ……………………….| 6.7Oregon …………………………| 10.7Pennsylvania ……………………| 8.8Rhode Island ……………………| 12.7South Carolina ………………….| 12.6South Dakota ……………………| 4.8 |Tennessee ………………………| 10.7Texas ………………………….| 8.2Utah …………………………..| 6.8Vermont ………………………..| 6.7Virginia ……………………….| 6.9Wisconsin ………………………| 8.7Wyoming ………………………..| 7.6————————————————————– 1 Data are not preliminary. p = preliminary.Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changesfrom January 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted————————————————————————- | Rate | |———–|———–| Over-the-year State | January | January | rate change(p) | 2009 | 2010(p) |————————————————————————-Alabama ……………………| 8.1 | 11.1 | 3.0Alaska …………………….| 7.1 | 8.5 | 1.4Arizona ……………………| 8.0 | 9.2 | 1.2Arkansas …………………..| 6.5 | 7.6 | 1.1California …………………| 9.7 | 12.5 | 2.8Connecticut ………………..| 7.1 | 9.0 | 1.9Delaware …………………..| 7.0 | 9.0 | 2.0District of Columbia ………..| 8.4 | 12.0 | 3.6Florida ……………………| 8.7 | 11.9 | 3.2Georgia ……………………| 8.4 | 10.4 | 2.0 | | |Hawaii …………………….| 6.0 | 6.9 | .9Idaho ……………………..| 6.7 | 9.3 | 2.6Illinois …………………..| 8.1 | 11.3 | 3.2Iowa ………………………| 5.2 | 6.6 | 1.4Kansas …………………….| 5.6 | 6.4 | .8Kentucky …………………..| 9.1 | 10.7 | 1.6Louisiana ………………….| 5.7 | 7.4 | 1.7Maine ……………………..| 7.3 | 8.2 | .9Maryland …………………..| 6.1 | 7.5 | 1.4Massachusetts ………………| 7.1 | 9.5 | 2.4 | | |Michigan …………………..| 11.3 | 14.3 | 3.0Mississippi ………………..| 8.2 | 10.9 | 2.7Missouri …………………..| 8.1 | 9.5 | 1.4Montana ……………………| 5.6 | 6.8 | 1.2Nevada …………………….| 9.6 | 13.0 | 3.4New Hampshire ………………| 5.2 | 7.0 | 1.8New Jersey …………………| 7.5 | 9.9 | 2.4New Mexico …………………| 5.9 | 8.5 | 2.6New York …………………..| 7.1 | 8.8 | 1.7North Carolina ……………..| 9.2 | 11.1 | 1.9 | | |Ohio ………………………| 8.6 | 10.8 | 2.2Oklahoma …………………..| 5.0 | 6.7 | 1.7Pennsylvania ……………….| 6.8 | 8.8 | 2.0Rhode Island ……………….| 9.6 | 12.7 | 3.1South Carolina ……………..| 10.0 | 12.6 | 2.6South Dakota ……………….| 4.3 | 4.8 | .5Tennessee ………………….| 9.1 | 10.7 | 1.6Texas ……………………..| 6.4 | 8.2 | 1.8Utah ………………………| 5.6 | 6.8 | 1.2Virginia …………………..| 5.7 | 6.9 | 1.2 | | |Washington …………………| 7.5 | 9.3 | 1.8West Virginia ………………| 5.8 | 9.3 | 3.5Wisconsin ………………….| 7.1 | 8.7 | 1.6Wyoming ……………………| 4.4 | 7.6 | 3.2————————————————————————- p = preliminary.Table C. States with statistically significant employment changes fromDecember 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted————————————————————————– | December | January | Over-the-month State | 2009 | 2010(p) | change(p)————————————————————————–Alaska……………………| 321,500 | 324,400 | 2,900California………………..| 13,809,600 | 13,842,100 | 32,500District of Columbia……….| 701,300 | 708,000 | 6,700Illinois………………….| 5,558,200 | 5,584,200 | 26,000Kentucky………………….| 1,766,000 | 1,754,200 | -11,800Minnesota…………………| 2,620,200 | 2,635,800 | 15,600Missouri………………….| 2,663,200 | 2,650,400 | -12,800New York………………….| 8,460,900 | 8,486,400 | 25,500Utah……………………..| 1,178,000 | 1,185,100 | 7,100Virginia………………….| 3,602,600 | 3,616,100 | 13,500Washington………………..| 2,775,100 | 2,794,000 | 18,900————————————————————————– p = preliminary.Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes fromJanuary 2009 to January 2010, seasonally adjusted————————————————————————– | January | January | Over-the-year State | 2009 | 2010(p) | change(p)————————————————————————–Alabama…………………..| 1,932,300 | 1,850,200 | -82,100Arizona…………………..| 2,519,600 | 2,382,300 | -137,300Arkansas………………….| 1,183,100 | 1,155,600 | -27,500California………………..| 14,543,800 | 13,842,100 | -701,700Colorado………………….| 2,310,400 | 2,206,100 | -104,300Connecticut……………….| 1,662,900 | 1,610,400 | -52,500Delaware………………….| 424,600 | 410,800 | -13,800Florida…………………..| 7,447,500 | 7,144,300 | -303,200Georgia…………………..| 3,974,600 | 3,815,900 | -158,700Hawaii……………………| 604,800 | 585,100 | -19,700 | | |Idaho…………………….| 626,900 | 603,100 | -23,800Illinois………………….| 5,803,900 | 5,584,200 | -219,700Indiana…………………..| 2,855,600 | 2,756,800 | -98,800Iowa……………………..| 1,501,600 | 1,463,400 | -38,200Kansas……………………| 1,380,800 | 1,321,500 | -59,300Kentucky………………….| 1,796,400 | 1,754,200 | -42,200Louisiana…………………| 1,929,000 | 1,882,600 | -46,400Maine…………………….| 604,700 | 588,900 | -15,800Maryland………………….| 2,554,000 | 2,492,100 | -61,900Massachusetts……………..| 3,230,200 | 3,138,000 | -92,200 | | |Michigan………………….| 3,961,700 | 3,850,600 | -111,100Minnesota…………………| 2,710,300 | 2,635,800 | -74,500Mississippi……………….| 1,118,100 | 1,083,600 | -34,500Missouri………………….| 2,734,700 | 2,650,400 | -84,300Montana…………………..| 435,300 | 424,000 | -11,300Nebraska………………….| 956,700 | 934,500 | -22,200Nevada……………………| 1,200,200 | 1,117,700 | -82,500New Hampshire……………..| 635,600 | 626,900 | -8,700New Jersey………………..| 3,952,400 | 3,849,600 | -102,800New Mexico………………..| 829,100 | 803,500 | -25,600 | | |New York………………….| 8,669,600 | 8,486,400 | -183,200North Carolina…………….| 4,008,500 | 3,894,300 | -114,200Ohio……………………..| 5,207,600 | 4,985,600 | -222,000Oklahoma………………….| 1,577,600 | 1,517,700 | -59,900Oregon……………………| 1,658,900 | 1,591,600 | -67,300Pennsylvania………………| 5,707,100 | 5,563,800 | -143,300Rhode Island………………| 468,800 | 452,700 | -16,100South Carolina…………….| 1,859,200 | 1,815,300 | -43,900South Dakota………………| 408,200 | 400,100 | -8,100Tennessee…………………| 2,690,700 | 2,587,000 | -103,700 | | |Texas…………………….| 10,521,500 | 10,233,700 | -287,800Utah……………………..| 1,218,300 | 1,185,100 | -33,200Vermont…………………..| 300,800 | 296,300 | -4,500Virginia………………….| 3,697,200 | 3,616,100 | -81,100Washington………………..| 2,902,900 | 2,794,000 | -108,900West Virginia……………..| 755,100 | 731,100 | -24,000Wisconsin…………………| 2,817,600 | 2,704,000 | -113,600Wyoming…………………..| 295,300 | 280,600 | -14,700————————————————————————– p = preliminary. The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2010 was 6.7 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate and up 0.5 point from a year ago. After our annual benchmark revision process, Vermont s unemployment rate remained unchanged and has been on the decline since May of 2009, said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. With the exception of last month, seasonally adjusted jobs have been on a very slow, but positive growth pattern since September, 2009.Seasonal Job GrowthDuring this past decade unadjusted job counts have fallen an average of 8,100 jobs from December to January. This year we saw a decline of only 7,550 or -2.5%, a slightly better than average performance. The annual rate of unadjusted job growth improved to -1.6%, largely as a result of the annual benchmark revision process. Almost all of the seasonal job gains came from Leisure & Hospitality, (2,400 jobs or 7.0%). The largest seasonal declines were observed in Retail Trade, (-2,050 or -5.4%) Construction, (-1,150 or -10.1%) Professional & Business Services, (-1,150 or -5.2%), and Education & Health Services, (-600 or -1.0%).When seasonally adjusted, January payroll jobs grew by 800 jobs or 0.3% over December. This growth was led by the Leisure & Hospitality sector, (1,300 jobs or 3.9%) and the Health Care & Social Assistance sector, (700 or 1.5%). Manufacturing, (-700 or -2.3%) and the Government sector, (-900 or -1.6%) led job losses. It should be noted that most of the government sector loss was in local government and could be due to the timing of the January vacation period.Employment GrowthVermont s January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7% as a result of an increase of 1,400 in the number of employed and an essentially unchanged level of unemployed. After the benchmark revision process, the four-tenths increase we reported in December did not occur. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 9.7 percent, a decline of three-tenths of a point from December, 2009.January unemployment rates for Vermont s 17 labor market areas ranged from 5.0 percent in Hartford to 11.0 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the January unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 7.5 percent, up nine-tenths of a point from December 2009 and up 0.4 points from a year ago. The January unadjusted unemployment rate estimate was statistically different from the December value.Annual Benchmark RevisionEach year in January we perform a benchmark revision of the CES (Current Employment Statistics) job counts and the LAUS (Local Areal Unemployment Statistics) employment and unemployment estimates. In the case of CES, we replace survey data with actual job counts from our Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) through the third quarter of 2009 and then we reestimate fourth quarter 2009 jobs using this new information. Since CES job counts are part of the LAUS unemployment model, we also revise the unemployment series for the year.This year our CES and LAUS revisions were much larger than normal, partly because of the rapidly changing economy and partly due to methodology changes imposed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that had the impact of overestimating job loss in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. This, in turn, had the impact of overestimating our unemployment rate for the first two quarters of 2009.As we move forward we can expect small sample states like Vermont to exhibit a higher degree of variability in month to month job estimates in the CES program. As a result of this change in methodology, caution should be used in interpreting a single month s results. CES payroll job numbers are now best understood in the context of their movement over several months as opposed to observed changes in a single month estimate.Starting in January 2010 the LAUS program unemployment estimates will include a new statistical smoothing component that should reduce unexplainable large increases and decreases in the state s unemployment rate.Recent economic data suggest that the national economy and perhaps the Vermont economy has softened after several months of expansion. For instance, monthly tax revenue receipts in Vermont released Monday showed an unexpected decline, further complicating budget-balancing efforts in the Legislature. Vermont’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in January 2009. The state still lost 4,500 jobs over the same time last year.last_img read more

T&T’s football thrown into chaos as under-fire coach Saintfiet quits after five weeks

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago’s football was thrown into chaos yesterday when men’s head coach Tom Saintfiet dramatically quit the post after just five weeks and four games in charge, citing a lack of support from the country’s Football Association.In a statement dated January 10, the 43-year-old Belgian said his appointment had been “second-guessed” from the first day by FA president David John-Williams and with critical 2018 World Cup qualifiers beckoning in March, did not believe he could succeed “in this environment”.Saintfiet’s sudden departure leaves the FA scrambling for a third head coach in two months following the sacking of Stephen Hart last November.“I would like to inform you all that I have decided to resign, today, Tuesday January 10 2017, as national team coach of Trinidad and Tobago,” Saintfiet said.“Given the mandate to guide the team past Panama and Mexico in the coming World Cup qualifiers of March 2017, I have come to the conclusion that I can’t be successful in this environment.”“From the first day of my unveiling, I did not get the support of the TTFA and its president, support which is needed to be able to do my job in a professional and successful way. I never got the chance to work with the players or staff requested.”He continued: “Perhaps I should have taken this decision right from day one of my appointment, after the president openly second-guessed his own choice of employing me. But I gave him at the TTFA the benefit of the doubt.”“It was an honour and privilege to work for a beautiful nation like Trinidad and Tobago and I wish the players, staff, TTFA, fans and the whole football family the very best.”Saintfiet made an unflattering start to his tenure, losing three of his four games in charge. In a two-match series away to Nicaragua last month, T&T lost the opening friendly 2-1 before winning the second game 3-1.Significantly, however, T&T last week lost both games in the Caribbean Cup playoff series, to miss out on any chance of qualifying for the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.They went down 2-1 to Suriname and then succumbed 4-3 to Haiti.When Saintfiet was unveiled last month, John-Williams issued him with an ultimatum of winning the next two World Cup qualifiers or facing the axe.“If he doesn’t get the job done on the 24th (against Panama) and 28th of March 2017 (against Mexico), he will be looking for a job and I make no apologies for saying that,” John-Williams warned at the time.On Wednesday, the TTFA said the search for a new head coach would start immediately.“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to advise that Tom Saintfiet issued a letter of resignation as head coach of the National Men’s Senior Team to TTFA president David John-Williams on Tuesday night,” a statement said.“The TTFA president then referred this letter to the Technical Committee of the TTFA and the Committee recommended that Saintfiet’s resignation be accepted and be ratified by the TTFA board.“The Technical Committee has advised that a replacement for the post of Men’s Senior Team head coach will be found in the shortest possible time and the TTFA will make an announcement on this in due course.”Saintfiet was a controversial choice to replace Stephen Hart who was fired last December, after the T&T’s poor start to the CONCACAF final round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.He had never held a high-level coaching position nor stayed in one for an extensive period. In fact, his appointment as T&T coach represented his eighth posting in the last nine years following stints with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Yemen, Malawi, Togo and Bangladesh.last_img read more

Syracuse seniors put together strong performances in 3-0 victory over St. John’s in final regular-season home game

first_img Published on October 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Alyscha Mottershead put on one last dribbling exhibition. Jenna Rickan got in a few final headers, all with a smile on her face. Rosina Callisto scored one last goal from just outside the box.Syracuse’s seniors put on one last performance to remember in their final regular-season game at SU Soccer Stadium.SU’s seven seniors, or as the team joked, the “S Club 7,” were honored in a pregame ceremony before their game against St. John’s on Saturday. Senior captain Amanda Hamilton, who has been out the entire year with a knee injury, began the night with a rendition of the national anthem. Orange head coach Phil Wheddon started the remaining six seniors: Callisto, Mottershead, Rickan, Brielle Heitman, Skylar Sabbag and Jasmine Watkins.Two seniors scored goals and another picked up an assist in the Orange’s (9-6-2, 6-3-1 Big East) 3-0 victory over SJU (9-3-4, 3-3-1).“It was an emotional day for all of us,” Callisto said. “At the pregame meal, everyone started getting all teary-eyed. We just said in the locker room that when we come out tonight, we just have to absolutely kill it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHeitman, playing in her seventh game of the season, collided with a Red Storm player just 36 seconds into the match and was carried off the field.“Brielle is one of my greatest friends, so when you see that it kind of makes you want to go a little bit harder,” Rickan said. “Even though she wasn’t on the field, we used her just like she was.”Moments later, Rachel Blum headed a pass to Watkins, who sprinted down the left sideline past two St. John’s defenders. Watkins, who saw game action for the first time all season, connected with Erin Simon. Simon scored to give the Orange an early 1-0 lead.A trio of seniors — Callisto, Watkins and Mottershead — had a goal-scoring opportunity with 25 minutes to go in the half, but Mottershead’s wind-aided chip shot from just in front of the goal sailed high. Sophomore Alexis Koval came on for Watkins with 13:41 left in the half, ending her night and home career.The score remained 1-0 until Callisto scored with just more than three minutes left in the first half.“Before today’s game, I said I really want to score a goal against St. John’s because the first goal I scored in my career was against St. John’s,” Callisto said. “So I was just thinking going into the game that I absolutely have to do it. I didn’t think it was going to happen because it wasn’t until much later in the game, but when I had the shot I took it.”Wheddon was glad she did.“Terrific,” Wheddon said. “If there’s one thing I could say about Rosie over her four years is that she’s scored four or five like that from outside the box, just lasers into the corner. So I was so happy for her to score that goal.”Mottershead then put an exclamation point on the win with a header off a corner kick.“We’ve had, I don’t know, close to a hundred corner kicks,” Wheddon said. “And to score on a corner kick, to be a header from a senior, that was perfect. A perfect ending.”Emotions ran high at SU Soccer Stadium, but by the end of the game, it was all smiles.“It’s hard to know it’s the last time you’re going to play at a beautiful stadium that we built up for four years,” Rickan said. “It’s an awesome experience. You put in so much work in four years that you just want to enjoy it, so we got to tonight.” Commentslast_img read more

Fulham duo set to miss Stoke game

first_imgJamie O’Hara will sit out Fulham’s League Cup clash with Stoke and Tom Cairney is also likely to miss tonight’s game. A hip injury meant O’Hara missed training on Monday, while Cairney picked up a knock during the session and is being assessed.Neither injury is serious but Whites boss Kit Symons wants to make sure the pair are available to face QPR so is reluctant to risk them ahead of Friday’s derby.Both players scored in Fulham’s 3-2 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.Fulham will also be without recent signings Ryan Fredericks and James Husband against Stoke as both players are cup-tied.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Steve Kerr on playing Kevin Durant in Game 5: ‘Would we go back and do it over again? Damn right’

first_imgOAKLAND – Stephen Curry has not only become an expert on making 3’s. He also understands how sports debate shows work.“Everybody has great 20/20 hindsight,” Curry said. “There are 24 hours in a day and there are a lot of different takes.”Especially when it applies to Kevin Durant, his defection to the Warriors, his legacy, his pending free agency and his response to criticism. Durant elicited a new set of debate topics when he ruptured his right Achilles tendon against Toronto in Game 5 of …last_img

SA punts ‘green’ initiatives at COP 17

first_img30 November 2011 South Africa is taking advantage of the UN Climate Change Conference currently under way in Durban to demonstrate various “green” economy initiatives that form part of the country’s new growth strategy. Officials have launched what has been referred to as the Green Economy Accord, with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel telling reporters in Durban on Tuesday that the agreement sought to create more than 300 000 jobs over the next decade. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was among the first government leaders at COP 17 to sign a pledge on the green economy in support of the initiative.Global green economy market Predictions are that should South Africa, a leading emitter of carbon dioxide on the African continent, be able to capture 2% of the estimated global green economy market in the next five years, the country could create up to 400 000 jobs in energy, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and other services. One of the commitments in the pact, which has received the backing of the private sector and labour unions, is to install one-million solar water heating systems across South Africa over the next three years. The South African Climate Change Response Expo running alongside COP 17 is showcasing the country’s progress on solar water heating technology, among other things. One of the stands even allows members of the public to make pledges to financially support access to solar heating systems by poor households.Creating jobs in the green economy Responding to journalists’ questions on Tuesday, Patel insisted that South Africa was not being ambitious in its targets, citing countries like China who have made great strides in the green economy sector. “We are convinced that with support and focus, our goals are achievable,” Patel said. “Because of its innovations and the decision they have made, China today has created more than one-million jobs in the green economy … so it can be done.” COP 17 was an opportunity for South Africa to share experience and to learn from the rest of the world on successful examples of using new technologies, Patel added. He then referred reporters to details of the accord, with the government planning to procure more than 3 725 megawatts of renewable energy for the national grid by 2016 – more than the annual energy used by the entire City of Cape Town.Locally produced solar heaters Patel said an agreement had been reached with the insurance industry to ensure that it promoted locally produced solar water heaters to replace the 200 000 geysers damaged every year. “So for us, that is an important step because a lot of geysers get damaged or burst every year, so what we have agreed on with the industry is to replace those with locally manufactured solar geysers.” All parties, including business and government, will further promote the manufacturing and distribution of clean cooking stoves and heaters for the local and continental market. The Industrial Development Corporation has already committed to provide R25-billion over the next five years for various initiatives linked to the country’s green economy strategy. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Presidency to honour Banerjee

first_imgPresident University, the alma mater of Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, will honour the distinguished alumnus award to him in January 2020.On Wednesday representatives of Presidency University Alumni Association called on Mr. Banerjee at his south Kolkata residence and handed him a letter from the alumni association president Nabanita Dev Sen, a famous Bengali author.“We came to invite him to the University. We have decided to confer the Atul Chandra Gupta Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2020 to him. He has agreed to receive the award,” a member of the Association told journalists. According to the Alumni Association, Mr. Banerjee said that he will inform about the dates of his availability to the University in January 2020. Get-together in 2020 The Association representative said that they would organise a get-together when Mr. Banerjee would visit the University in January 2020. “We will invite those teachers who taught him along with his contemporaries, as also those who ran the canteen and the college administration then,” the representative said. The University has also decided emboss facsimile of the faces of Mr. Banerjee and Amartya Sen, another Nobel laureate and an alumni, in the list of distinguish alumni on its wall. Meanwhile, later in the day Mr. Banerjee met Nabanita Dev Sen. Mr. Banerjee arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday evening and spent a day with his mother. He is likely to leave Kolkata on Thursday.last_img read more

18 days ago​McAteer: Firmino more important to Liverpool than Salah

first_img​McAteer: Firmino more important to Liverpool than Salahby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jason McAteer believes the club would suffer more if they lost Roberto Firmino to injury, compared to Mohamed Salah.The latter suffered a niggle against Leicester City, with fans concerned that he would miss game time after the international break.But McAteer believes if they do have to miss an attacker through injury, Firmino would be the more impactful loss.McAteer told The Racing Post: “People have questioned Liverpool’s strength in depth and I don’t think it’s quite as strong as Manchester City’s, but there is cover in key areas.”Take one of their star players out of the team and inevitably it has an impact – it would at any club. But Jurgen has been able to tweak things and bring in different players and look where they are.”The one player I think is indispensable going forward is Roberto Firmino. Forget Sadio Mane or Mo Salah, it’s Firmino who makes the whole thing tick going forward. I think if Liverpool lost Firmino it would have a bigger impact than losing Mane or Salah.”Look at the Super Cup against Chelsea where Liverpool produced two completely different halves of football, the first without Firmino and the second with him. He’s a more important part of the attacking jigsaw than anyone else.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Young: It was a tough week for Man Utd

first_imgAshley Young admits Manchester United have endured “a tough week”, but has called on those around him to “play for the badge” as a new era is opened at Cardiff.The Red Devils will take to the field in South Wales with a new manager at the helm, with Jose Mourinho having been relieved of his duties.Inconsistent displays from an underperforming squad spelled the end for the Portuguese, with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool proving to be the final straw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been drafted in as Mourinho’s successor and is being backed to bring a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford.Young concedes there have not been too many smiles on United faces of late, but told the club’s official website: “It’s been a tough week.“But we’ve got to move on now, move forward and concentrate on this game. We need to get ourselves back to winning ways.“You go out there as a player and you want to win, play for the badge, play for this fantastic club, the best club in the world and for us now it’s about looking ahead and looking at the next couple of games we’ve got coming up.“It’s a busy Christmas period and we want to get points on the board and start getting ourselves back up the table.”The Red Devils are looking for returning hero Solskjaer to make an immediate impact, with the presence of a 1999 Treble winner helping to raise spirits around the club.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Cardiff City 2013-14“I’m sure Ole is excited to be back, Mike Phelan as well,” added Young. “For Ole to walk back in here must feel unbelievable. The fans love him, he loves the club and it can only be a good thing for us.“With me being one of the older heads, I [previously] worked under Mike and it’s nice to see him back on the training pitch again.”Young has also hailed the impact of the backroom team at United, with Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez all having important roles to play in the present and future.“Carras, Kieran and Emilio have been fantastic,” he said. “The training sessions they’ve put on have been fantastic, top notch.“I can definitely see Carras being a manager one day and Kieran has been brilliant stepping up to the first team [from the Under-18s]. He’s taken to it like a duck to water and Emilio is a fantastic goalkeeping coach. It’s nice for them to be here and work under Mick and Ole as well.“The main thing for us has been not to be caught up in everything and instead just concentrate on our work on the pitch and get ourselves fully prepared for this weekend’s game. That’s all you can do as players; be prepared and be ready for the game that we’ve got coming up.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more