Lasagna spoke about Udinese relegation troubles

first_imgUdinese lost 11 out of their last 12 matches and they ended their losing streak just win a 3-3 draw at Benevento the last weekend – and Kevin Lasagna insisted that they have to gain at least a point against Inter.Udinese are about to face a very difficult opponent as they will play against Inter Milan but Lasagna claimed that no matter what, they need to gain at least a point to get away from the relegation zone.Lasagna spoke about his side’s difficult situation as he said, according to Football Italia:“We need to stay up. And we need to take at least a point against a team who are very strong in all areas – who were beating Juve.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“There’s Icardi. Miranda and Skriniar are very strong in defence, without even talking about Handanovic. It’s tough.”“I will do my best like all the time, giving 110 percent.”“I am very happy in Udine, I have four more years of the contract. I enjoy the fans’ appreciation and I will always give my best.”last_img read more

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Ibrahimovic announces World Cup plans

first_imgAfter months of teasing his possible involvement this summer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will be attending the World Cup as the new face of Visa’s global marketing campaignThe one and only announced on Tuesday that he will be at Russia this summer as part of a series of films tied to the World Cup.“I cannot deprive the FIFA World Cup of Zlatan. I will be there. I even have a coach ready. Fully Zlatanised. Zlatan will return to the #WorldCup, thanks to @Visa,” Ibrahimovic wrote on Twitter.I cannot deprive the FIFA World Cup ™ of Zlatan. I will be there. I even have a coach ready. Fully Zlatanised. Zlatan will return to the #WorldCup, thanks to @Visa pic.twitter.com/Y795byIpt2— Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@Ibra_official) May 10, 2018Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.The former Sweden international retired from international football at the end of Euro 2016 and had recently been teasing his return for the World Cup.The 36-year-old is Sweden’s all-time record goalscorer with 62 goals in 116 games and recently left Manchester United for LA Galaxy, where he has made an impressive start to life in the MLS.last_img read more

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Redknapp says England have nothing to fear against Croatia

first_imgSky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp insists that England should be unafraid heading into their World Cup semi-final in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday.Redknapp spoke to Sky Sports about England’s chances going into the match and he firmly believes that Gareth Southgate’s men are more than a match for Croatia.“I’ve watched a lot of Croatia and it’s a team that’s talented but should we be scared of them? Absolutely not.” said the former Liverpool midfielder.“Player for player I feel we’re as good as they are. It is going to be extremely difficult and it might be a game of fine margins. It might even go to penalties again which is going to be heart stopping for the whole nation but we do have the ability in this team to win this game.”“Everyone is so proud of what they’ve achieved so far and they have nothing to fear against Croatia.”Croatia are the only thing standing between the three lions and their first appearance in a World Cup final since they won the Jules Rimet trophy back in 1966 and Redknapp credits Southgate for leading the team to such dizzy heights.“I think Southgate deserves so much credit,” he added. “There have been so many positives and when you look at the decisions he has made, they’ve all been spot on.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He’s picked a system, he’s got the players playing in the right way, the team is full of pace and he’s done a great job.”“He deserves so much of the credit for how this England team has performed.”He also highlighted captain Harry Kane as the man that can make the difference for England, citing his history with Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren as a cause for optimism.“Dejan Lovren has struggled so much against Kane over the past couple of seasons.”“Kane will have a great feeling about playing against Lovren and Lovren will have a bad feeling about playing against Kane again because he knows how much damage he can do to him.”last_img read more

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Milojevic thinks Red Star Belgrade is playing for pride

first_imgThe Serbian club will host Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, and a defeat would disqualify them from the next roundThe last time Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool played, the Reds won 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League.And now a defeat on tomorrow’s match would mean the Serbian club would not advance to the next round.But for coach Vladan Milojevic, the team is playing for more than just keeping its hopes alive.“For the club, Belgrade, Serbia, and the whole region tomorrow is an important occasion, and we are looking forward to a spectacle. We will try to make the best of the game,” Milojevic was quoted by The Sports Mole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“One of the best teams in Europe and the world comes to us. I think it will be a real spectacle in the stadium and an atmosphere awaits us that only our fans can create.”“We know that we did not have the support of our fans for the previous two matches,” he added.“Everyone knows what it means to play at the Marakana [as the stadium is known locally], no one feels comfortable with it, and it puts wind in our sails because the atmosphere is much different than at other stadiums.”“We get extra energy from the stands, and although this may not have much impact on the Liverpool players, I believe that this will be a fascinating atmosphere for them,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Lloris Dembele out for Spurs Champions League clash with PSV

first_imgTottenham will have to make do without Hugo Lloris and Mousa Dembele ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League gameMauricio Pochettino’s side will host PSV Eindhoven at Wembley hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 2-2 draw with the Dutch side last time out.However, Dembele will be a notable absentee after sustaining an ankle injury in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Wolves.Manager Pochettino refused to rule out Dembele afterwards, but Spurs have now confirmed the bad news.“We continue to assess Mousa after the midfielder damaged his ankle at Wolves on Saturday – he is unavailable for this fixture,” read a statement on the club website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Meanwhile, captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is serving a one-match suspension for his red card in Holland two weeks ago.Eric Dier (thigh), Danny Rose (groin), Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are all out.While Michel Vorm and Paulo Gazzaniga will battle for Lloris’ place in goal on Tuesday evening.The match at London will begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

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Andre is more of a forward player than me – Idrissa

first_imgSenegalese Idrissa Gana Gueye says his side’s football games are not about him but about assisting the team secure victory that they actually really need.He adds that Andre is more of a forward player than him and plans to play a little bit further back this season.Everton will face Liverpool on Sunday looking to win Jurgen Klopp’s side after their scoreless away match with Chelsea.Speaking to the club’s official website, Gana said:“It’s not about me, it’s about the team,”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I just try to help the team, to do my job on the pitch… I like playing football, tackling, giving the ball.”“For me, if I go into a tackle and don’t win the ball, then it is a bad tackle. Every time I go into a challenge, I am trying to win the ball back for one of my teammates and to help my team. Sometimes I don’t realise how many tackles I have made in a game.”“I have to play a little bit further back this season because Andre is more of a forward player than me. Sometimes I have to control the game and allow him to decide when to go forward and when to stay. But it is a good balance playing with Andre.”“He is a very good player. We try to help each other and that is one of the reasons why it is working so well.”“But these things start on the training ground. Players who are currently on the bench help us a lot because they are not giving up and train hard every week. They make it tough for us to be picked and they are why we are good at the weekend.”last_img read more

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Wolverhampton and Liverpool to face each other on FA Cup

first_imgBoth English Premier League teams are the only top-flight clubs set to play against each other in the Third Round of the competitionThe Third Round draw of the 2018-2019 FA Cup has just finished and the biggest surprise is the match between Wolverhampton and Liverpool.Both English Premier League clubs will face each other this soon in the competition, while the other 18 sides of the EPL will face lower-level opponents.After the Second Round was over, the 44 teams from the EPL and the Championship have joined them.This means that a total of 64 clubs will play on this round, with the 44 from the top two leagues of England and the 20 winners of the second round.The lowest-ranked team, Woking from Level 6 in the English Football Leagues, will have to play against Watford from the EPL.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.They can be joined by other Level 6 teams like Guiseley and Southport.Matches are to be played on the weekend of 4-7 January 2019.👇 The Third Round Draw 👇Are you happy with your @EmiratesFACup tie? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/URWy2zvg2J— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) December 3, 2018last_img read more

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Jamaican Diaspora Crime Task Force bringing cyber security youth programmes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica July 17, 2017 — Cybersecurity training, programmes for at-risk youth, the Intelligence Fusion Centre and a Safer Cities initiative are all plans of the Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention & Prevention Task Force for the coming year.These plans were announced by Task Force Head Dr. Rupert Francis, a US-based professor who convened Jamaican professionals based in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom to form the Task Force last year.Francis will be in Jamaica later this month to speak at the Jamaica Diaspora 55 Conference where the Task Force is scheduled to host a town hall meeting on crime prevention plans.  Other Task Force members include Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Homicide, Captain Peter Whittingham, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Herbert Nelson Jr, and former Winnipeg Chief of Police, Devon Clunis.The planned crime-fighting strategies came out of an October, 2016 fact-finding mission where members met with officials from the Ministry of National Security and other state agencies. The Task Force also plans to work with church and community groups. Francis said Task Force members are committed to a better Jamaica despite living abroad. “We want to make sure that people understand that we will never forget where we are coming from and we do believe in it, and we want to make sure that it is a safe place to be. We are one Jamaica, and we must speak with one voice for one purpose, for the enhancement of Jamaica and ridding our country from all of this criminal activity.”#MagneticMediaNews#JamaicaDiasporaCrimeTaskForce Related Items:at-risk youth, cyber security, Dr. Rupert Francis, Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention & Prevention Task Forcelast_img read more

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Allan McGregor prefers victory in match to being Man of the

first_imgRangers player Allan McGregor believes it is better to play rubbish and win the game than to be recognized as Man of the Match.Allan McGregor demonstrated his skill in their match against Villarreal as they played with just 10 men.Speaking to RangersTV he said:“To be fair I would rather play rubbish and win! With what happened just before half-time I think we would have taken a draw at the end of the match.”“I think this result shows our togetherness, the boys dug in well and limited them to maybe a handful of chances and only had ten men.”“It is a brilliant performance, we really dug in and they worked their socks off. Now we need to rest up, recover and get ready for Sunday.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.If Rangers returns victorious from their final game in Group G against Rapid Vienna, the Gers would be qualified, and no score played in the match between Villarreal and Spartak Moscow will change their progress.“I would have taken getting into the group stages when we first met up in June, it has been really positive and a really good run from the start of the European campaign,” McGregor continued.“To have the last game in our own hands to qualify for the last 32 I am sure we would have taken that in September yes.”“My role doesn’t change whether we are going to Tynecastle or any other stadium.”“It is a good atmosphere, I like playing there so I am sure the boys will experience it when they warm up then once the game comes it is another game.”last_img read more

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CWC 2018 Solari likes the CWC more than the Intercontinental Cup

first_imgThe Real Madrid manager believes the current format is more democratic to the world of football allowing all the continental champions to participateArgentinean manager Santiago Solari has coached in the FIFA Club World Cup twice: first with Mexican side Atlante, and now with Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid.And for him, the current competition format is more democratic to the world of football, allowing all the continental champions to participate.“This is more democratic, all continents are participating, and I like this version more than the lovely old Intercontinental,” Solari told the press during a conference attended by Ronaldo.com“And about any surprises, no. I expected River [Plate] to go through, but defeats like this have happened already on many occasions.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Sometimes what the public thinks would happen it doesn’t happen. This means this tournament is more competitive than what anybody thinks,” he added.“All of them are continental champions and have to beat many other clubs to be here. So there are no coincidences of why they are here.”#CWC18: For @realmadriden’s coach Santiago Solari, the FIFA Club World Cup is better than the old Intercontinental Cup. pic.twitter.com/yA9U67szdg— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 21, 2018last_img read more

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Survey finds a large number of San Diegans are struggling with poverty

first_img Mike McKinnon III, Logan Byrnes, Mike McKinnon III, Logan Byrnes August 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCALIFORNIA (KUSI) – A recent survey estimates that nearly one-third of all Californians, and nearly half of California workers are struggling with poverty.The PRRI 2018 California Workers Survey provides a portrait of the working lives of Californians, via a random probability survey of 3,318 California residents.The survey focuses on how experiences differ by region, race and ethnicity, gender, age, educational status, and other characteristics. Additionally, the survey includes an oversample of those working and struggling with poverty—bringing the total of this group to more than 1,000—and provides insights into their unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations. For the purposes of this study, respondents are classified as “working and struggling with poverty” if they meet two criteria: 1) They are currently employed either full or part-time or are unemployed but still seeking employment; and 2) They live in households that have an adjusted income that is 250% or less than the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, adapted for regional location in California.The survey found:Among all Californian adults, nearly one-third (31%) are working and struggling with poverty, 36% are working but not struggling with poverty, and 32% are retired, students, or otherwise not working.Among California workers, nearly half (47%) are struggling with poverty, while 53% are not.A majority (60%) of Californians who are working and struggling with poverty are Hispanic. Compared to all Californians, workers who are struggling with poverty are significantly less likely to be white (42% vs. 21%) or Asian or Pacific Islander (API) (16% vs. 11%), but notably not any more likely to be black (5% vs. 6%)More than two-thirds (68%) of the workers in the San Joaquin Valley region are struggling with poverty, as are majorities of workers in the Central Coast (56%) and Sacramento Valley (56%) regions. By contrast, only 27% of the workers in the Bay Area fall into this category.KUSI Contributor Sully Sullivan explained the findings on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Sully Sullivan FacebookTwitter Posted: August 29, 2018 Survey finds a large number of San Diegans are struggling with povertylast_img read more

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Pechanga Casino offering free haircuts in October to help cancer patients

first_imgPechanga Casino offering free haircuts in October to help cancer patients 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – All month long, Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula is offering free haircuts and styling to help those with cancer.Lauren Fink with Spa Pechanga came by the studio with a few volunteers to talk about the promotion and demonstrate a few haircuts in person.All month, Spa Pechanga at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula offers free haircuts and styles to anyone (men, women and kids) who are willing to cut off and donate 8 inches or more of their hair. It’s a way for hair donors to get a brand new style for fall, and it goes to a great cause.Hair is donated to the American Cancer Society and gets made into real-hair wigs for those battling breast cancer. One of the major side effects of breast cancer treatment is losing one’s hair. For a woman, that can make one feel even worse than they already do from treatment. The goal of the “mane campaign” is to restore a sense of normalcy to their lives, to make them feel like their beautiful selves.This is the 6th year Pechanga has put on the hair donation campaign at Spa Pechanga and they’ve collected and donated more than 500 ponytails. October 14, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ginger Jeffries, Ginger Jeffries Posted: October 14, 2018last_img read more

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Vehicle Strikes Kills Woman in Encinitas

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Vehicle Strikes, Kills Woman in Encinitas Updated: 6:37 AM KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: November 2, 2018 ENCINITAS (KUSI) – A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Encinitas Thursday evening.Deputies responded about 6:40 p.m. to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian near the intersection of Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real where they located the victim and attempted life-saving measures on her, but she died at the scene, according to Deputy Jason Ferguson of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.An investigation determined the woman was crossing Mountain Vista Drive when she was struck by a Toyota Corolla going eastbound on Mountain Vista Drive, Ferguson said.Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash, Ferguson said.The driver of the Toyota stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No arrest was reported November 2, 2018last_img read more

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Commodity Classic Organizations Outline 2012 Farm Bill Priorities

first_imgThe following statement on the 2012 farm bill was released today by National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer, a corn grower from Auburn, Ill.; National Association of Wheat Growers President Wayne Hurst, a wheat producer from Burley, Idaho; American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.; and National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum grower from Walsh, Colo.“Commodity Classic provides our organizations an opportunity to come together to discuss important policy issues facing our industry. As Congress continues work on the next farm bill, our organizations agree that an affordable crop insurance program is our No. 1 priority. We also stand ready to work with House and Senate Ag Committee leaders to create farm programs that provide risk-management tools to growers when they are facing a loss beyond their control.“We urge Congress to pass a new farm bill this year to provide the level of certainty in America that a short-term extension cannot. The nation is currently facing record high federal deficits and this requires difficult decisions. We stand ready to do our part to develop more efficient farm policy that will be responsive to taxpayers and effective in helping farms remain viable and productive.“Our organizations represent more than 70 percent of all crop acres in the United States. Agriculture is a bright spot in our nation’s economy, sustainably meeting the expanding demands to provide food, feed, fuel and fiber to the world. We are pleased to see the Senate and House Agriculture Committees have produced such an aggressive schedule and we thank them for their efforts.”last_img read more

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NSRL and WSF Release Nicaraguan Study Funded by Illinois Soybean Association

first_imgAfter years of sitting idle, soy once again runs through the Insta-Pro 2000R extruder in Nicaragua.The World Soy Foundation (WSF) recently released a study of the humanitarian food aid market in Nicaragua completed by the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL), and funded by the Illinois Soybean Association.The purpose of the study was to analyze the Nicaraguan market to provide possible next steps for WSF partners in Nicaragua interested in re-commissioning an Insta-Pro 2000R extruder to be used to produce soy-based foods to reduce malnutrition in the country.Until last August the equipment had sat idle in a Nicaraguan government storage facility. The study provides WSF partners in Nicaragua the knowledge they need about the equipment and the market to make a final decision about where to place the extruder. WSF was excited to see soy once again run through the extruder and partners were energized by the possibilities the equipment offers.last_img read more

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Private donors boost new food bank warehouse

first_imgMore people are having to rely on community food banks, not surprising given the dismal economy. But, with the economy in mind, it may come as a surprise to learn the single largest funding source for the new Clark County Food Bank Distribution Center was private donors, John McDonagh said Thursday during a ground-breaking ceremony in the Cold Creek Industrial Park off Northeast Minnehaha Street.“That’s quite a statement,” said McDonagh, publisher of the Vancouver Business Journal. McDonagh said more than 3 million pounds of food was distributed through county food banks last year.Steve Rusk, business administrator for the Salvation Army, which manages the Clark County Food Bank, said that 26,356 different households in Clark County received food assistance last year, benefitting 84,459 people.The need peaked in November 2009, Rusk said. The current leased Stop Hunger Warehouse, at 8,000 square feet, doesn’t have enough room to properly store, sort, repack and distribute food. The Clark County Food Bank routinely has had to turn down offers of bulk food and large shipments of fresh produce. About 100 people gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the start of construction for the new $4.2 million distribution center. In addition to $1.73 million from private donors, funding includes $1.47 million from the state, a $712,000 federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a $466,000 Community Development Block Grant from the city of Vancouver and Clark County.In September 2008, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray managed to insert the $712,000 construction allocation into the final Bush Administration budget. Page Phillips, Southwest Washington regional director for Murray’s office, said Murray was unable to attend the ceremony because she’s staying within a 10-mile radius of her daughter, who’s due to give birth any moment.last_img read more

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