We will look to maintain winning run – Price

first_imgAssistant coach of Jamaica’s senior team Andrew Price says that his team is pushing hard for a win against Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s World Cup qualifier today at the National Stadium, starting at 7 p.m. In the opening game, Antigua and Barbuda will face Bermuda at 4 p.m. Hosts Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba are all on six points. The Reggae Girlz, however, have a superior goal difference in the five-nation race for three spots to the CONCACAF stage in the USA in October. “It is very important to maintain our winning run. We are aware of the quality of the Trinidad team ,but we will go out there to execute,” Price told The Gleaner yesterday. Jamaica’s attacking line, led by Khadija Shaw, who has three goals, and Trudi Carter, two goals, will be bolstered by the addition of 16-year-old striker Jody Brown,who played well at the Central American and Caribbean Games. At the completion of the Caribbean qualifiers, the top three nations will advance to the CONCACAF final stage in the United States of America in October.last_img read more

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Sony vs Leopards musical chairs continues

first_imgThis comes a week after FKF’s own IDAC nullified Leopards’ appeal that they be awarded the points owing to Sony’s failure to show up in Nakuru for the match initially scheduled on August 6, thus upholding the decision of KPL’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) for the match to be replayed in Awendo or Kisumu’s Moi Stadium.The game has stopped being a tussle between two leading clubs and morphed into a supremacy tussle between FKF and KPL. On Monday, the federation issued a statement differing with KPL on the venue, saying it remains banned until the federation’s technical committee inspects the stadium and with that effect, put the match on hold. “FKF imposed a ban on the venue (Awendo) after it was classified as a high risk venue to host matches involving Sony vs Leopards and Gor Mahia and the decision was communicated to all clubs, referees, KPL and Match Commissioners.“The ban on the stadium is still in force until and FKF Technical committee inspects the venue and brings the findings to FKF/KPL technical committee for consideration,” the federation boss Nyamweya blared.He added, “FKF has requested the Appeals Committee to review their decision on ordering a reply which is contrary to FKF directive to award AFC Leopards the points, therefore the match set for Thursday will not be played until the review of the appeal is heard and determined.”Earlier in a press conference in the capital Nairobi, Leopards declared they would not to honour the match as directed by IDAC.Club chairman, Allan Kasavuli, claimed KPL had already awarded them a walkover and demands that decision upheld. “We will not honour the match in Awendo based on the grounds that we went to Nakuru as advised by KPL and we were given a walkover. Sony never wrote any protest letter seeking KPL to postpone the match.“The report that was issued by the referee that particular day indicated that we were awarded the points and we don’t feel if it’s fair for us to go to an already soiled match,” Kasavuli declared.Leopards opposed the earlier decision directed by KPL that they risk being fined Sh1m if they abandoned the fixture, saying they don’t need any compensation from the aborted match against the Sugar Millers.Ingwe claimed IDCC was being biased, accusing them of not hearing their appeal against Muhoroni Youth alleging that their fans were attacked when the two sides met in the first-leg in Muhoroni.“The points should reflect on the table, we appealed against Muhoroni where our fans were attacked and nothing has been done so far, our case has not been heard.“We fail to understand how IDAC upheld IDCC’S decision on technical grounds since we confirmed that the appeal was sent in time and money paid. We don’t want any compensation.“They want us to go to relegation, we were there and we came back and we can’t go back there,” the chairman added.On their part KPL through CEO, Jack Oguda, told Capital Sport they will hold a joint meeting with FKF Tuesday to make a final decision on the controversial league match“We have called for a joint meeting of federation and ourselves to make a final decision on the matter on Tuesday.“FKF’s Appeals Committee called for submissions from us and we gave it as required and we are surprised that we are being accused of not giving the committee vital information,” the KPL chief told.Leopards are 12th on 32 points and if they are awarded the Sony match, then they will leapfrog Muhoroni at seventh.With the league ending next month, when will the match No.128 circus end and who will emerge the victor? Stay tuned for the next round of FKF-KPL musical chairs!0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 13 – Three months down the line, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match No. 128 between Sony Sugar and AFC Leopards is yet to be decided as the controversial fixture took its latest twist on Monday in another sad tale of the basket case that is the country’s football.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) issued a directive overturning the Independent Disciplinary Appeals Committee’s (IDAC) ruling that the controversial match be replayed on Thursday in Awendo, continuing the see-saw in a game that on paper has little bearing on the destination of the title or deciding relegation.last_img read more

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Antarctic glacier gets new name in wake of sexual harassment finding

first_img The changes sparked by the #MeToo movement have now reached Antarctic glaciers.Last week, the Marchant Glacier was renamed the Matataua Glacier in the wake of a finding of sexual harassment against its namesake, geologist David Marchant. The change was made by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) in Reston, Virginia, an interdepartment agency of the U.S. government.“Boston University determined David Marchant violated Title IX regulations, and U.S. policy says geographic features are to be named for people who have made extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the advancement of polar science,” says Kelly Falkner, director of the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, the lead agency for the U.S. Antarctic program. “Boston University found Marchant created an environment that was hostile and harmful to fellow researchers, particularly women. 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Antarctic glacier gets new name in wake of sexual harassment findingcenter_img Peter Reicek/NSF Last year, Marchant was found to have sexually harassed then–graduate student Jane Willenbring during field work in Antarctica nearly 20 years ago. Willenbring, now at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, says she was “pleased and surprised” by the move, which she says “sends a message that this sort of thing isn’t tolerated anymore.” She calls the new name “completely appropriate.”The glacier, originally named in 1994, sits near Mata Taua Peak in the Royal Society Range. “Matataua” is a Maori word meaning “a scout before the troops,” says Louis Yost, BGN’s executive secretary. BGN made the decision in agreement with the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa). *Correction, 19 September, 10:10 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect BGN’s status as an interdepartmental agency.last_img read more

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr strips for new advertisement

first_imgSupermodel Miranda Kerr has stripped completely naked for her latest venture.The former Victoria’s Secret model, who recently announced her split from Orlando Bloom, can be seen flaunting her hour-glass figure in an ad for the new Reebok Skyscape trainers, reported Daily Express.In the 30-second clip, the mother-of-one wanders around a house, stripping off her sports gear, after returning from a presumably enjoyable workout in her new Reebok trainers.In the later segment of the TV commercial, Kerr sheds all her clothes.Kerr also posted the clip on her Instagram account last night.The 30-year-old model recently revealed that she was keen to explore her sexuality after her split from Orlando Bloom six months ago.last_img

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Lowe Lintas Bangalore bags creative account of TVS Sport

first_imgMumbai, Oct 15 (PTI) Advertising agency Lowe Lintas Bangalore today said it has bagged the creative account of two-wheeler auto firm TVS Motors popular brand TVS Sport.The agency was appointed after a multi-agency pitch that was held in Bengaluru recently, Lowe Lintas said in a statement.TVS Sport is a leading commuter brand in the TVS portfolio and has grown at a compounder annual growth rate of 5 per cent since 2010 and has a 3.4 per cent market share year-to-date 2015-16.”With more than 2 million consumers, it is our endeavour that TVS Sport is the brand that consumers in the segment love and identify with.”Based on the work received from the multi-agency pitch, we found Lowe Lintas Bangalore?s ideation and planning effort along with strong yet grounded team to be a perfect fit for the job at hand,” TVS Motor Head – Motorcycle Marketing, Arun Siddharth said.TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India with annual revenue of more than Rs 10,131 crore in 2014-15.The company has a production capacity of 3 million 2-wheelers a year.”Our task would be to create brand love and get TVS Sport to be most preferred brand in a category that is crowded and where the consumer is extremely discerning and knowledgeable.”Weve already got the best minds in our agency start work on the brand and well stop at nothing but magic,” Lowe Lintas Bangalore President GV Krishnan said. PTI DS NRB STS BASlast_img read more

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Pitch invader punches Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in derby win at Birmingham

first_imgAston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched in the face by a pitch invader during their 1-0 victory at derby rivals Birmingham City in the English Championship (second tier) on Sunday.The supporter ran on to the pitch at St Andrew’s Stadium and made a beeline for Grealish, who did not see him coming, before landing a punch to the side of his face.Grealish fell to the turf as a steward and Villa players Glenn Whelan and Tammy Abraham caught the man and dragged him away from the spot.The Villa captain got to his feet a few seconds later, apparently unhurt, and the match continued after stewards and security personnel had ushered the man, seen blowing kisses to the crowd, off the pitch.West Midlands police said later a man had been arrested.”There’s rivalry and stuff in football but I don’t think there’s any place for that in football,” Grealish told Sky Sport after the match.Grealish had the last laugh after his second-half goal gave Villa all three points to allow them to leapfrog their Midlands rivals and move up to ninth in the standings, a point ahead of Birmingham.”I just tried to get on with my job really and I think I did. It’s the best day of my life; to come here for the first time as Villa captain and score the winner is what dreams are made of,” Grealish added.Birmingham City apologised to Grealish and Aston Villa and said the supporter would be banned from the stadium.advertisement”We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrew’s for life,” the club said in a statement.”The club will also support any further punishment this individual may face in the eyes of the law… What happened has no place in football or society.”The English Football League (EFL) condemned the actions of the supporter, promising to work with the relevant parties to address the issue and take appropriate action.”It’s a situation no player should ever be faced with,” the EFL said in a statement.”In all circumstances the playing surface is for players, not supporters, and those playing in the game must be able to do so safe in the knowledge they will not be subjected to this type of behaviour.”last_img read more

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EA Sports Reportedly “Very Interested” In Creating New NCAA Football

first_imgea sports ncaa football coverEarlier this week, the NCAA teased college football fans everywhere with its latest announcement. The NCAA revealed the board appointed a working group to examine name, image and likeness of its student-athletes.The move came in response to issues highlighted in recently proposed federal and state legislation.Why is that news significant? Well, for fans of the NCAA Football video game it means a return of the game is possible.After the video game made a return in Madden this year, some thought there could be a path for it to return on its own. Lawsuits of athletes likeness were what led to the downfall of the game.With the NCAA’s blessing, a revival of the franchise is possible.According to a statement from NCAA Football Executive Producer Ben Haumiller to 247Sports, EA Sports is “very interested” in reviving the game.“We loved making college football games. If the opportunity ever presented itself we’d be very interested in potentially getting back into that space.”Of course the video game company would be interested in making millions off of the new edition of the game. It was one of the most-popular sports games on the market and would dominate sales with a return.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Too soon for G6 plus one approach on gender equality talks Maryam

first_imgOTTAWA – Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef says it’s too soon for Canada to consider taking a “G6-plus-one” approach to obtaining commitments from G7 leaders on gender equality issues like sexual health and abortion services.Monsef, who is attending the G7 meetings in Charlevoix, Que., later this week, says Canada hopes to convince leaders of the benefits of investing in women and girls, but will also approach the talks with “humility” and an open mind.“This G7, as has been the case for all meetings of the world’s most advanced economies, is about dialogue and conversations,” Monsef told the Canadian Press on Wednesday. “It is not the G1, it is the G7 and it is an opportunity for each of us to bring our solutions and challenges to the table and have meaningful, constructive conversations about them.”Earlier this week, the G7 gender advisory council released a report with 60 recommendations for concrete action on gender issues, including a call for countries to fund access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including safe abortions.But achieving consensus on these recommendations could prove difficult, since President Donald Trump signed an executive order early in his term reinstating a so-called global gag rule on abortion, which forbids organizations getting U.S. funding from supporting or providing access to abortion.To date, Canada has approached its G7 presidency with an aim to achieve consensus among all seven countries, including using strategic language on policies and initiatives that tread too closely into areas of potential division, such as climate change and sexual and reproductive rights, says Shaughn McArthur, advocacy and government relations adviser for the international humanitarian organization CARE Canada.This is a missed opportunity to come out with a strong message on issues that most G7 countries and Canada as host have already identified as key priorities. That’s why some advocates and partners believe a “G6 plus one” approach on those issues, bypassing U.S. objections, may be the best way to get the most comprehensive outcomes, McArthur said.“At a certain point we need to be able to put our foot down … to be able to say, ‘Most G7 partners agreed this is what we need to do and one or two may have had some reservations.’ I think there’s no excuse, particularly at this stage, for not putting in writing what we know to be the issues that need to be addressed by this G7.”“I think it’s too soon for that,” Monsef said in response.She said Canada will always stand up for a woman’s right to choose, both in Canada and in international humanitarian efforts — a position that will be its starting point going into the talks, which begin Friday.But she suggested the focus will be more on trying to keep an open dialogue among all G7 countries on gender issues. She also characterized the report of the gender equality advisory council “ambitious,” and said efforts to improve access to reproductive and sexual health services and rights can always continue at home.Meanwhile, women’s rights advocates and stakeholders also worry that trade tensions with the U.S. threaten to overshadow or sideline the gender equality agenda at the G7 talks.“This is a legacy moment for this government and I think at a certain point we have to decide that trade is one issue for discussion there and there may be disagreements there and we can certainly speak to those, but sexual reproductive rights and climate change are another issue where most G7 partners are more or less in agreement and we need to have robust discussions there as well,” McArthur said.But Monsef says she is confident Canada’s commitment to women’s equality will remain a strong focus of the discussions and that consensus on key actions is within reach.— Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitterlast_img read more

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