Tuchel has convinced Barça target Gundogan to stay at Dortmund

first_img Sport EN 28/06/2015 The player has spoken with new manager Thomas Tuchel and has been convinced to stay, despite interest from big European clubs such as Barcelona. Everything points towards Gundogan seeing out his contract, which he has at Dortmund until June 30th 2016. Upd. at 18:01 “There are various factors [at Dortmund] in favour of Ilkay, in order to get back to his previous best in an atmosphere that is familiar and comfortable,” said his agent Ilhan Gundogan last week. Tuchel believes that the central midfielder can be one of the key parts of his squad as he tries to put Dortmund back on their previous pedestal.center_img Gundogan returned from a long-term injury in October, missing out on the 2014 World Cup, but went on to play 23 games. He is still, however, far from at his best. Germany international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has previously seemed to want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season, could stay put according to information from Kicker’s website. CESTlast_img read more

It’s in the blood

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT BORN and bred in the town of Berwick, it was inevitable Debbie Akister and Andy Fyfe would…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sports Shorts

first_imgThe Monmouth Maniacs 12U girls fastpitch softball team is seeking several dedicated players for spring/summer season. Telephone Jim at (732) 446-6919 or e-mail jcmccook@msn.com or visit the Web site http://eteamz.active.com/monmouthmaniacs for additional information. The Holmdel Stallions girls U11 team battled to a 2-1 win over Monmouth Coast Riptide to complete an undefeated season of 10-0. The girls have now won two consecutive league championships and hope to continue their success as they advance next season. The girls have worked hard and put all their individual talents together and played as a team. The Stallions team, coached by Ralph Morelli and Dean von Essen, are Michelle Kellerman, Sarah Fryefield, Stephanie Morelli, Tessa Lamarche, Jessica Chesebrough, Amands Hal, Maria D’Agostino, Jaclyn Campis, Teresa Spalliero, Sabrina D’Agostino, Alexa Goldstein, Alison Lieu, Sara Mansuri, Spencer Bartlett, Rupa Gill, Leah von Essen and Keri Lee. The Central Jersey Tornado 10U softball team is looking for a few quality players to join this newly forming team. All position welcome. The team will be trained by high school coaches, former players and the coach of the 1999 10U PONY national champions. Winter workouts will begin in December. For more information, or to arrange a tryout, contact Steve at (732) 577-6876 or e-mail fttornado@aol.com.last_img read more

Leaders AEK take on unbeaten Apollon

first_imgThe clash between leaders AEK and fifth-placed Apollon is by far the most important fixture this weekend in Round 11 of the Cyprus football championship. Second-placed Anorthosis have a seemingly east home game against Olympiakos while the two Nicosia big guns Apoel and Omonia have tricky ties against Pafos FC and last but one Aris respectively.AEK coach Imanol Idiakez heaped praise on the Limassol side saying that they are quality team, proving this not only in the domestic championship but also in the Europa League.He remained confident though that his team has what it takes to take the three points and inflict a first defeat of the season on Apollon.For yet another time he stressed the importance of a packed ground and urged the fans to turn up in numbers as they did against Apoel.Ivan Triscovski is back in the reckoning for a place in the starting eleven and should Idiakez decide to start the game with the Macedonian striker then he will almost certainly revert to a back three.Apollon come into the game at the back of an impressive win over Doxa last weekend and a commendable home draw against Italian side Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday.Apollon coach Sofronis Avgousti is fortunate enough to have a quality squad and may decide to rest players that featured in the Europa League despite the importance of the game. He did this against the Italians where his two regular strikers, Anton Maglica and Andre Skembri were named as substitutes.However Zander Santana, Apollon’s towering left-back, is expected to be restored to the side after missing out on the last couple of games through injury.Anorthosis will be favourites to take the three points against Olympiakos but they will need to improve in the final third of the field especially against a team that plays with a packed defence and tries to surprise their opponents on the break.The Famagusta team will be without their Ivorian striker Sekou Cisse while captain Joao Victor and the charismatic Rubens Rayo both face a race against time to be fit for the clash.Olympiakos were dealt a massive blow when their Cypriot striker Chrysovalantis Kapartis was ruled out until the end of the year with a broken arm but their manager Chrysis Michael has a way of getting the best out of his players and will make Anorthosis work hard for the three points.Apoel will be hoping to put their league woes behind them and kick-start their season with a win over third placed Pafos FC in their first home game of the season in front of their own fans.Apoel’s injury list has shortened to just four, with Lorenzo Embecilio, Tomas Oar and Facundo Bertoglio back in the reckoning after a lengthy period on the sidelines.Pafos’ young Slovenian coach Luca Elsner is confident that his side can cause another upset, this time against the champions, even though he may be without his influential midfielder Herold Goulon. Pafos have raised a few eyebrows with their performances this season as they sit proudly in third place with AEL.AEL have lacked consistency so far this season but they should prove too strong for first division newcomers Alki in Limassol.Saturday: Anorthosis vs Olympiakos (5.00), Doxa vs Ethnikos (6.00), Aris vs Omonia (7.00)Sunday: Salamina vs Ermis & Apoel vs Pafos FC (4.00) AEL vs Alki (5.00), AEK vs Apollon (6.00)last_img read more

Interim teachers

first_imgMy years in high school were revolutionary in many ways. I grew as a person, matured, but perhaps equally as important, I gained insight to the way that things worked. Teachers to me as a child were a source of unquestionable authority on their subject. However, as I grew up, I began to realize that teachers are human, make mistakes and are too, still learning.This is not to devalue the work that teachers do, but it is to say that I understand that they are not perfect. That being said, moving through high school, I began to observe a curious phenomenon. Often, students who had just finished sixth form would return to school to fill positions that were vacant. This could be anything from Mathematics to Social Studies, provided that they had gotten their associate degree they were welcomed. I describe the situation as curious for a few reasons. Firstly, as I entered my later years of high school, I could not see these returning teachers as just teachers. I had known them as students, colleagues even. We interacted on a familiar, friendly basis through house and club activities, and it became very difficult for me to regard them as this unquestionable authority; I had seen them grow and develop just as I had. They were my peers. Secondly, as a student, I worried for my own academic success. It is not that the teachers were not adequately qualified, but there was a feeling of unease brought about by being taught by someone who had just finished learning what I was. I felt as though I couldn’t ask reaching questions, and as if I was limited by their understanding of the curriculum. If anyone has a hard time understanding what this felt like, think about if you would trust yourself to teach someone a year younger than you something you learned last year, and then think about if you would still have confidence if you were in my situation.Yet, if they hadn’t filled that position who would have? Is it better to have no teacher at all? I believe the students who come back to teach are well intentioned, to say the least. They recognize that without them the school probably could not function, and I am sure they are all cognizant of the doubts that older students have in their abilities– doubts that I am sure they have in themselves yet, they put all of that aside and come back to teach anyways. They are young and inexperienced, but this does not mean that they will be terrible teachers. What I have found is often returning students are the most empathetic; their time as a student is fresh in their mind, and as a result, they are much easier to reason and work along with. I think the best approach to have, as a teacher is to be honest about your own shortcomings, with yourself and your students. I would rather tell as student that I don’t know something and refer them to someone else than mislead or confuse them. If we are honest with each other, at least I know that I have put the student’s best interests over my pride. It is not an ideal situation, by any means, but it is the one we have, and we must make the best of it. The fact that many students will go to lessons is not an excuse to teach poorly: in fact it should be incentive for you as a teacher to ensure that the child is getting the best possible education.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH road race team adds bronze to cycling haul

first_imgNo need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments SEA Games: Filipino sailors finally cruise to gold Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES Thailand’s Sarawut Sirironnachai took the gold in the individual road race, navigating the 130.4-km field in 3:21:11, just nine seconds ahead of Laos’ Ariya Phounsavath, who claimed the silver.Choon Huat Goh of Singapore bagged the bronze in 3:21:40.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Carcueva was the best Filipino finisher after clocking 3:23:02 for seventh place. The times of Felipe (3:25:45) and Cariño (3:26:03) were also counted in the team classification.Cycling has delivered three golds, three silvers and four bronzes so far to the country’s haul. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas ‘People evacuated on their own’ TAGAYTAY – The trio of Jonel Carcueva, Marcelo Felipe and El Joshua Cariño combined to give the Philippines a bronze medal in the team classification road race of the Southeast Asian Games that ended at the People’s Park here  Sunday.Carcueva, Felipe and Cariño clocked 10 hours, 40 minutes and 50 seconds to finish third behind Thailand (10:07:05) and Indonesia (10:09:09).ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

“We didn’t grant Dataram bail” – Top Cop

first_img… says Police Force not liable for convict’s escape As efforts are afoot to locate and transport Barry Dataram back to Guyana to serve his five-year prison sentence, the Guyana Police Force is taking no blame in the absconding of the convicted drug lord.Acting Police Commissioner David RamnarinePresident David GrangerSpeaking at a press briefing on Friday, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine made it clear that the country’s premier law enforcement agency is in no way responsible for the convicted drug lord’s flight from Guyana.“Dataram’s situation is really unfortunate but not in the sense that the law enforcement is indicted… Let’s put this thing in the proper perspective, we didn’t grant him bail,” the acting Commissioner posited.Convicted drug trafficker Barry DataramFurther asked about the Police’s role in ensuring that Dataram does not flee the country by employing more caution given the serious nature of the offence, Ramnarine made it pellucid to reporters that, “if it was that high profile a matter, it (should have been) properly regarded by the appropriate people… We were not the ones who granted him bail!”Nevertheless, the Top Cop noted that the Force is in contact with sister agencies in South America and the Caribbean in efforts to locate Dataram. “A lot of collaborations are going on right now… There are a lot of collaborations going on, the nature of which I wouldn’t be at liberty to disclose but I am aware of a lot of collaboration that is ongoing,” he stated.These comments come one day after President David Granger posited that Dataram’s flight from Guyana was something which could have been avoided. While he will not lay blame at the feet of any agency or individual, the Head of State did urge local law enforcement agencies to use every possible legitimate avenue to locate the convicted drug trafficker and have him transported back to Guyana.“I would expect that even though the judicial branch is separate, there should be a greater level of alertness on the part of the Magistracy, in the Judiciary, in matters like this and I don’t regard it as a failing on the part of law enforcement agencies but it is definitely an error which ought to have been avoided,” he told reporters during the Public Interest Programme, which aired on Friday. “The danger posed in having somebody who is now a convict out there, out of the jurisdiction is going to be harmful to our national interest so I would urge the law enforcement agencies to alert their counterparts in neighbouring states… I would urge all law enforcement agencies to use every legitimate measure to bring him back into this jurisdiction so that he can serve his sentence,” the President continued.Furthermore, the President disclosed that information suggests that Dataram might have absconded using a passport not issued by the Government of Guyana.Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, along two others – Komal Charran and Trevor Gouveia – were charged jointly for being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.However, days before the ruling; Dataram, who was previously granted High Court bail, and his reputed wife reportedly fled the country. After the couple failed to attend court on the previous scheduled days of sentencing (September 20 and September 23, 2016), presiding Magistrate Judy Lactchman issued arrest warrants for them and noted that she will proceed with her ruling in their absence.As such, on Tuesday last, Dataram was sentenced to 60 months in jail and fined $164.2 million after he was found guilty in absentia for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Meanwhile, his three co-accused, including his reputed wife, were all freed of the joint charge, which stated that on April 16, 2015, at Fourth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, they had 60 kilograms, 840 grams of cocaine in their possession for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more

Celtic charged over illicit banner at Linfield game

first_imgCeltic have been hit with three charges by UEFA for the game against Linfield including the display of an “illicit” banner.The club were disciplined on Thursday afternoon after a display in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying round at Celtic Park.The other charges against the club are for kit infringement and stairway blocking.The charge of kit infringement is in regards to sponsors Magners being shown on substitutes bibs, although STV understands the club are likely only to receive a warning for this offence. This is the second set of charges in as many games for Celtic in Europe after they were cited for the away tie against Linfield for improper conduct of the team as well as a charge for Leigh Griffiths for provoking the Linfield fans.Celtic said in statement: “Any support for a paramilitary or proscribed terrorist organisation has no place at Celtic Park. “The club has been consistent in condemning such conduct on the very few occasions in the past when it has occurred at Celtic Park. “It is unfortunate that such a small minority of the crowd at Celtic Park last night behaved in such a way.” The club added: “We know that the Celtic support will join us in condemning such behaviour. “Events last night have resulted in charges from UEFA in relation to the paramilitary banners and unsafe behaviour in a section of the Celtic support. “The club has commenced an inquiry and will take appropriate action.”The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on July 28.last_img read more

Ardara man is part of Emerald Warriors Union Cup bid

first_imgArdara native David Watters will be part of the Emerald Warriors rugby squad which will be competiing in he 2019 Union Cup this weekend in Dublin.The Union Cup is Europe’s biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament kicks off this Friday, June 7th in Dublin City University. 45 teams from 15 countries are participating.David Watters will captain the Emerald Warriors third team when the tournament kicks off this weekend. He’s been telling Ocean FM Sport more about the Union Cup. play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Emerald Warriors rugby team – David Watters Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Dublin is also hosting a dedicated women’s tournament for the first time, alongside the men’s.Irish team the Emerald Warriors, won the bid to host the tournament in 2017. It is  biennial LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament where the aim is to make sporting accessible for LGBT individuals to promote health and wellbeing through physical activity.Well known international rugby referee Nigel Owens will officiate the final on Sunday, June 9th.Find out more about rugby’s Union Cup here.last_img read more

Toy Story Mania Will Change FastPass+ and Capacity in April and May

first_imgThis line wraps several times and is a posted 85 minute wait. And that’s with FastPass+ running, too. Because this is an unprecedented temporary change, we’re not going to include Toy Story Mania wait times in our analysis of actual crowd levels at Disney Hollywood Studios.Touring without a Toy Story Mania FastPassIt will be best to arrive at Hollywood Studios early and ride Toy Story Mania first. If you want to ride Toy Story Mania later in the day, as with all Touring Plans, you should re-optimize after every few steps. This will incorporate updates in wait time predictions at all the attractions.Everything looks fine at Hollywood Studios, until you turn your head. Share This!Update March 31, 2018When Toy Story Land opens, Toy Story Mania’s entrance will flip to the opposite side of the building, moving from its current location in Pixar Place to the new Land. Since January, Disney has been working on reconfiguring the queue. During this time, only two of the three ride tracks have been operational. From April 9 to May 7, Toy Story Mania will not offer FastPass+. This suggests that the capacity of the ride is going to vary during the final phase of the construction.Toy Story Mania’s new entrance when it opens in Toy Story Land this summer.center_img Even Jessie has been roped into the construction. Get it? Roped into? I crack myself up.last_img read more