Fabinho ‘calm’ as he waits for Liverpool moment to arrive

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is remaining calm despite a lack of playing time since a big-money transfer from Monaco this summer. The Brazil international moved from France to England in May in a deal worth €45 million (£39m/$52m) plus bonuses of up to another €5m (£4m/$6m).Despite Liverpool’s big investment in the 24-year-old, he has been brought along slowly, making just one start and a total of three appearances in all competitions this season.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Though Fabinho has admitted he’d like to be playing more, he insists he is not concerned over his future with the club as he remains patient. “Of course I want to be playing,” Fabinho told Goal. “However, I know I am on a new team in a new league, and it has its period of adaptation.”I already know the way our coach likes to play, I’m happy here in Liverpool. I hope that I will gradually gain a few minutes on the field.”The adaptation on the pitch is good, and I’m working and calm, waiting for my moment to arrive.”Fabinho says his mentality has been helped by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff, who have kept him calm while gradually easing him into the Reds set-up.”From the start he gave me a lot of peace,” Fabinho said of the German boss. “He said he knows my quality, the preparation was good.”We did not have much time in the games, but we’re working hard during the week. It’s not a problem.”Not only coach Klopp, but the whole coaching staff has helped me in the adaptation, not only on the field, but also off the field.”Fabinho Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2018-19Prior to joining the Reds, Fabinho quizzed Roberto Firmino on life in Liverpool, and the attacker helped convince his compatriot to make the move.”Before signing with Liverpool, I talked to Roberto Firmino about what the club is like and what the city is like,” Fabinho said. “He spoke well of the club and the city, and other people who have already visited the city. The information only gave me more motivation to come to Liverpool.”The Brazilian says his adaptation to life in England has also been helped by his two international team-mates on the club’s roster, Alisson and Firmino. “It’s good to have someone who speaks your language in everyday life, especially for me, who does not speak English so well,” Fabinho said.”It is good to have someone who can help with day-to-day life, for me and for my family. This is very important. We are always together, talking or making dinner in someone’s home.”Fabinho is currently away on international duty with Brazil ahead of Tuesday’s meeting with South American rivals Argentina, and will be hoping to impress ahead of Liverpool’s next Premier League outing against Huddersfield Town on October 20. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

BPL 2017: Chris Gayle hammers 18 sixes in an innings to set to new T20 world record

first_imgChris Gayle blasted an unbeaten 146 off 69 balls as Rangpur Riders finished 206/1 off their 20 overs in the Bangladesh Premier League at Dhaka.Gayle hit 18 sixes in the course of his knock to better his own record for most sixes in a T20 innings. The 38-year-old Jamaican had smashed 17 sixes during his record-shattering 66-ball 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL.Gayle shared an unbroken 201-run stand with former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum who finished 51 off 43 balls. The Kiwi star hit three sixes which meant Rangpur Riders equalled RCB’s record of 21 sixes – the most by a team in an innings.He completed 11,000 runs in the shortest format of the game, and also became the first to score 20 centuries in T20s. He incidentally became the first player to blast 100 maximums in the Bangladesh Premier League.Gayle had last played international for West Indies in September and has not featured in a Test match since 2014.He was in poor form for RCB in the IPL this year, managing only 200 runs from 9 matches. However, his form in the BPL is certainly good news for RCB and it would be interesting to see whether they would still want to retain the West Indian or use their Right to Match card in the auction scheduled early next year.On December 8, Gayle had hammered an unbeaten 126 off 51 balls in the BPL Eliminator against Khulna Titans.Rangpur Riders went on to beat Dhaka Dynamites by 57 runs to lift their maiden BPL title.advertisementSohag Gazi, Isuru Udana and Nazmul Islam picked two wickets apiece for Rangpur as they restricted the Dynamites to 149/9 off their 20 overs.last_img read more

Man Utd stars raise money for charity at annual gala dinner

first_imgManchester United’s star names suited up for the club’s annual charity gala dinner in partnership with Unicef on Tuesday night.The event marked a 20-year co-operation between United and Unicef, the longest running partnership of its kind between a football club and a charity.£225,000 was raised at the event as a number of unique items were made available for auction, including caretaker manager and former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unique custom-made watch presented to him upon his acceptance of the interim role, which sold for £35,000. 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? “It’s absolutely fantastic to be back home and to be a part of this club again,” Solskjaer said to the club’s official website.“I remember the first association I had with Unicef as a player in Beijing in 1999 and I’m honoured to now be the goodwill ambassador for Unicef back home in Norway.”For me, it’s the closest charity to my heart and it’s fantastic to see so many people here and, hopefully, we can raise a lot of money tonight.”Other star guests included musician Lewis Capaldi, who performed during dinner, and Angus Deayton, who hosted the event.The United playing squad, suited and booted, took the time to pause for some red carpet pictures on their way in, with the likes of David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata all caught on camera.Ander Herrera Marcos Rojo Juan Mata David de Gea Emilio Alvarez Man Utd 2019Phil Jones Kaya Jones Alexis Sanchez Sergio Romero Eliana Guercio Man Utd 2019The funds raised from this year’s dinner go towards Unicef’s Children’s Emergency Fund, helping the charity as they respond to roughly 300 humanitarian emergencies per year around the world.Mike Penrose, executive director, Unicef UK said to the club’s official website: “Thanks to the club, the players and fans.”Over the last 20 years, United for Unicef has changed the lives of millions of children around the world.“It is our aim to ensure that children caught up in emergencies have the chance to rebuild their lives – through access to quick and sustainable support.”Children are in desperate need of life-saving food, water and medicine as well as a safe space to learn and be protected.”Funds raised from tonight’s Gala Dinner will enable Unicef to reach even more of the world’s most vulnerable children.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Ohio State 4-Star WR Recruit Had An Insane First Game

first_imgOhio State footballs.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Footballs for the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)This past weekend wasn’t just spectacular for the current Ohio State Buckeyes. It turns out that 2020 four-star commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba also had a performance to remember.Justin Fields quickly turned into the biggest star on campus with his impressive debut for Ohio State. The former Georgia quarterback had five total touchdowns in Week 1.While the topic of conversation in Columbus surrounded Fields, a future member of the Buckeyes also performed well in his season opener.Smith-Njigba had 13 receptions for 311 yards and three touchdowns in his season opener for Rockwall High School. It’s an absurd stat line for any player at any level. Throughout the game it was clear that Smith-Njigba could just blow past the secondary with ease.Check out the highlights:Ohio State’s Class of 2020 is off the charts and one of its top commits @jaxon_smith1 put on a show in Rockwall’s (TX) season opener.13 receptions. 311 yards. 3 touchdowns. (@Bucknuts247, @brianhartline, @ryandaytime) #GoBucks🎥: https://t.co/XQAd7MwS96 pic.twitter.com/MDVLktqpub— Zack Poff (@Zack_Poff_MP) September 2, 2019Smith-Njigba is the No. 62 overall recruit and No. 10 wide receiver in his class, per 247Sports.Ohio State has rich history when it comes to developing wideouts. It’s very possible that Smith-Njigba continues that trend with the program.He won’t be the only playmaker committing to the Buckeyes for next season. Five-star wide receiver Julian Fleming should make an immediate impact for the team.Following this weekend, fans have to be confident in Ryan Day’s ability to coach his current core at Ohio State and recruit future stars in the process.last_img read more

Jamaica Encouraged to Develop Health Tourism Industry

first_imgExecutive Director of the Washington, D.C., Board of Medicine, Dr. Jacqueline Watson, says Jamaica can establish and operate a thriving health tourism industry, mainly in the area of health care.Making a presentation on June 17, at a forum exploring the diversity of Jamaica’s tourism product, at the 5th Biennial Diaspora Conference, being held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Dr. Watson pointed out that the services generally sought by Americans for health care include orthopaedic surgeries, hip replacement, and dental surgery.“Health and wellness integrated care, that is where Jamaica has a distinct advantage, and we have to start the medical tourism development from a health perspective,” she told her audience.She urged the country to prepare for the new US health care plan slated to come on stream during 2015, as Jamaica could attract many persons who will then have health insurance.“People travel, and the main reason they are travelling is for health reasons, and they choose an attractive destination. Depending on the services you are offering, it can certainly be a boom to the economy,” Dr. Watson said.Explaining the concept of health tourism, she described it as the movement of people from a “highly developed area of the world for medical health care, usually to find treatment at a lower cost.”Dr. Watson pointed out that over 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry, adding that Jamaica would be an ideal destination, given the fact that medical training in Jamaica is in keeping with standards in the US and the United Kingdom.For his part, Vice President at JAMPRO, Claude Duncan, told the forum that many persons from abroad, including the Caribbean are currently utilizing health facilities in Jamaica.He said that insurance companies in those countries encourage persons to travel overseas for medical procedures, as it is less costly to them, while increasing earnings for the host country.Meanwhile, noted Jamaican Scientist, Professor Henry Lowe, said the investment opportunities in health are enormous, and persons should seize them.Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Japan Wants More Oil from Iran

first_imgzoom Following the sanctions lifting against Iran on Friday, Japan plans to extend its deal on crude oil purchase from Iran until April 2017, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said.Japan also intends to increase the amount of crude oil from the current level of 110,000 barrels per day, however the exact increase amount was not disclosed.The announcement comes on the heels of the long-awaited lifting of the US-led sanctions against Iran as the country met  all the requirements  to curb its disputed nuclear program. The move has seen numerous international delegations flocking to Tehran with the aim of striking energy and trade deals.NIOC said that over the past month Iran hosted several visits from Japanese oil delegations to look for the ways of returning to the previous status of oil relations with Iran.Separately, Iran is working toward exporting its natural gas to Oman, where it would be converted into liquefied natural gas (LNG) intended for exports to international markets. Qalhat LNG plant is most likely to receive the cargo and convert it to LNG.To this end, Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zangeneh visited Oman last week to follow up talks on energy cooperation including a project to pipe Iran’s natural gas to Oman.According to Alireza Kameli, the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC), around 30 percent of the gas that Iran plans to export to Oman will be used for producing LNG.The deal dates back to 2013 when the two parties agreed to ship natural gas via a sub-sea pipeline yet to be constructed.The proposed amount to be exported per day is 28 million cubic meters (mcm).World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Damen Marine Components Van der Velden Marine Systems Merge

first_imgzoom The Netherlands-based Damen Marine Components (DMC) and Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) have decided to merge into one company. As of January 1, the two companies are operating together as Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL), the duo said in a statement.DMC has been operating since the early 1980s as part of the Damen Shipyards Group. On the other hand, VDVMS has been an independent part of the Damen Shipyards Group’s components division since 2013.As explained, the decision was made to bring the two companies closer together in order to enhance performance.“This alignment means clients will have access to an increased portfolio of propulsion products in one place. At the same time, it combines the extensive market knowledge of two well-established partners, paving the way to more efficient products and services going forwards,” Steef E.F. Staal, managing director of DMC, said.Van der Velden Marine Systems’ brand will continue to be used as trademark for DMC NL’s rudder and steering gear products, according to the statement.last_img read more

Grain futures livestock prices fall

Grain futures, livestock prices fall CHICAGO – Grains futures fell Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery fell 21 cents to $6.9375 a bushel; May corn fell 11.75 cents to $6.4675 a bushel; May oats fell 12 cents to $3.685 a bushel; while May soybeans fell 18 cents to $13.95 a bushel.Beef and pork prices fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.June live cattle fell 0.93 cent to $1.1982 a pound; May feeder cattle fell 1.12 cent to $1.398 a pound; June lean hogs fell 1.30 cent to 88.6 cents a pound. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2013 11:20 am MDT read more

Ontario mining companies not complying with new disclosure rules regulator

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 27, 2013 4:50 pm MDT TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission says an “unacceptable” number of technical reports filed by mining companies fail to comply with disclosure rules brought into effect two years ago.The commission says it reviewed 50 technical disclosure reports and found that 40 of them — or 80 per cent — had some form of non-compliance with the requirements.And it says in a report that roughly 40 per cent had at least one major instance of non-compliance.The new disclosure rules came into effect following a massive mining fraud at Bre-X in 1997, when the company’s claim of a major gold discovery in Indonesia proved to be false.The securities commission says companies that don’t meet the requirements can expect staff to request a refilling or ask for additional disclosure.The regulator also says it will continue to monitor technical reports filed by Ontario mining companies and will take appropriate regulatory action when the requirements aren’t met.“It is important that investors have accurate and meaningful information about material mineral properties in order to make informed investment decisions,” Huston Loke, the regulator’s director of corporate finance, said in a statement Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario mining companies not complying with new disclosure rules: regulator read more

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in voting by 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third in the award announced Thursday.Murray received 39 first-place votes and a total of 145 points. Tagovailoa (117 points) received 13 first-place votes and Haskins (55 points) was listed first on four ballots.All three are finalists for the Heisman Trophy , which will be presented Saturday night in New York.Murray joins Baker Mayfield (2017), Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008) as previous winners from Oklahoma. No other school has had more than two players win AP Player of the Year.Murray, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior from Allen, Texas, won the award in his final year as a college athlete. The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June. Murray, who batted .296 with 10 home runs and 13 doubles in 50 games as the Sooners’ centre fielder, signed for nearly $5 million, with the A’s agreeing to let him return to school and play football this season .Murray was Mayfield’s backup last season and won the starter’s job in preseason practice. He went on to become one of three 4,000-yard passers in the nation and threw for 40 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 892 yards and 11 TDs.Murray leads the country in total offence (4,945 yards), points responsible for (306) and passing efficiency (205.7).Murray started his career at Texas A&M, where his father, Kevin Murray, set season and career passing records as the Aggies’ quarterback in the mid-1980s. Kyler Murray transferred to Oklahoma after his freshman season and waited for his turn behind Mayfield.Murray also is a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback and Maxwell Award as the best player. Those awards and others will be presented Thursday night at ESPN’s college football awards show in Atlanta.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Eric Olson, The Associated Press read more

PSNI appealing for witnesses to distraction burglary

first_imgTHE PSNI ARE appealing for witnesses following what they’ve described as an attempted ‘distraction burglary’ earlier this week.The incident was reported in the Duncairn Gardens of Belfast at around 12.30pm last Monday, when a man called to the door of an elderly woman and claimed that he worked for the local council.Saying that he required access to her house, he produced what he said was his ID. Still suspicious, the woman refused him entry.The man is described as being around 18 years of age, 5’5″ tall and with short fair hair.He is of slight build and spoke with what was described as “a Southern Irish accent.”He was wearing a navy coloured jacket with a red and grey coloured shirt underneath.The PSNI are asking that anyone who may have noticed a man matching this description to contact them at CID in Antrim Road on 0845 600 8000.Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111Read: Two men charged over mortars seizure >last_img read more

Apple Store to open in New Yorks Grand Central Terminal

first_imgBack in February we reported that Apple was in talks to open a new store in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. We also thought it was going to be the company’s biggest store yet, but that would be difficult to achieve without pushing out a number of other stores.We didn’t hear anything else about the GCT Apple Store until May when talks to rent 15,000 square feet were reported. Now we’re in late July, and it looks as though the deal has been done. Apple will be opening a store in Grand Central Terminal in the not too distant future.There’s two things that stand out about the store coming to NYC’s Terminal: the size and the cost. While not Apple’s biggest store, the 15,000 square feet we expected actually turns out to be 23,000 square feet. In order to get such a large space someone else big has to go, and that is Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant. With the restaurant gone, the Apple Store will be located on the north and northeast balconies.As for the cost, you can tell home much Steve Jobs wanted this store based on how much he was willing to pay for it. The rent is set at $800,000 a year based on a 10-year contract. After that, the rate goes up to over $1 million. To put that in perspective, Metrazur is believed to have paid around $300,000 rent.On top of the rent, Apple has agreed to pick up all the costs associated with the renovation, meaning the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is basically getting a large section of Grand Central Terminal renovated for free by a company that will bring in a lot of additional rent as well as draw crowds of consumers every day. They really can’t lose.One thing that does still remain unknown is when exactly Apple intends to open this new store. There’s going to be a lot of preparation work involved so I’d guess a mid to late 2012 opening date.via New York Postlast_img read more

Washougal mayor withdraws from upcoming election

first_imgWashougal Mayor Sean Guard withdraw his name from the upcoming election on Monday. Last week, screen shots of alleged inappropriate conversations Guard had with local residents spread on social media. Washougal will have a new mayor in November. Mayor Sean Guard withdrew his name from the election on Monday, along with Trianna Reed, leaving current City Councilor Dan Coursey and former councilor Molly Coston as the two candidates in the race. The withdrawal comes a week after screenshots of allegedly inappropriate conversations Guard had with local residents spread on social media. The Washougal Police Department confirmed that there is an open investigation involving Guard.The department sent out the following statement on Friday: “On May 17, 2017, the Washougal Police Department received a citizen’s complaint of potential harassment. The police department is in the early stages of this investigation to determine if any crimes were committed.”After Monday’s city council meeting, Washougal Police Chief Ron Mitchell said his department is done with its part of the investigation, and he reached out to another local law enforcement agency to continue with it. He declined to say which agency, as he hasn’t heard an official acceptance that the other agency will take over the investigation yet. Guard didn’t say anything about his withdrawal at Monday’s meeting, nor did any of the other councilors. After the meeting, he sent out a statement saying that for the last week, he endured “politically motivated” attacks.last_img read more

Clark County confirmed measles cases rise to 25

first_imgClark County’s measles outbreak grew by two new confirmed cases, to 25 since Jan. 1, in new data released Thursday by Clark County Public Health, and one case has been confirmed in the Seattle area. Twelve suspected cases locally were also reported.No new public exposure sites were identified, according to a Clark County Public Health news release. “The two new confirmed cases were being monitored by Public Health,” the statement said. “The cases stayed home, as instructed by Public Health, which prevented additional exposures to the public.”The new confirmed case in King County is a man in his 50s, who recently traveled to Clark County, but a definite link has not been confirmed.Among the 25 confirmed cases, 21 of them were in people who had not been immunized against measles. The immunization status of the four other cases could not be verified.The confirmed cases include 19 among children ages 1 to 10, five cases for people ages 11 to 19 and one case for an adult between the age of 19 and 29.last_img read more