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first_imgEverton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson has been named in the Iceland squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia despite the midfielder missing the end of the league season with a knee injury.Sigurdsson, Everton’s record signing after his move from Swansea City last year, has not played since picking up the injury against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on March 10.Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who enjoyed an impressive campaign with Burnley, and Cardiff City’s Aron Gunnarsson have also been included in the 23-man squad for the country’s first World Cup appearance by Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson. Iceland, with a population of 340, 000 and a pool of only around 100 professional footballers, is the smallest country to have qualified for a World Cup.The country made its debut at a major tournament at Euro 2016 where it defeated Austria and England and finally lost to hosts France in the quarterfinals of an extraordinary campaign.Iceland will kick off its campaign against 2014 World Cup runners-up Argentina in Moscow on June 16. Croatia and Nigeria are the other two teams featuring in Group D.THE SQUAD:Goalkeepers: Hannes Thor Halldorsson (Randers FC), Runar Alex Runarsson (FC Nordsjaelland), Frederik Schram (FC Roskilde).Defenders: Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Ari Freyr Skulason (Lokeren), Birkir Mar Saevarsson (Valur), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (FC Rostov), Hordur Magnusson (Bristol City), Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (Levski Sofia), Ragnar Sigurdsson (FC Rostov).Midfielders: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley), Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Malmo FF), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Olafur Ingi Skulason (Kardemir Karabukspor), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen), Samuel Fridjonsson (Valerenga), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).Forwards: Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg), Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson (FC Rostov), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV Eindhoven).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgUli Hoeness: Bayern Munich club PresidentBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich want to find a successor to sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti within the next two weeks, club president Uli Hoeness said on Friday.Ancelotti was abruptly dismissed on Thursday in the wake of Bayern’s 3-0 Champions League loss at Paris Saint-Germain the previous night.Hoeness told German radio station FFH: “We’re not under any pressure, but after the two week (international) break we want to have a solution.”Assistant coach Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international, will be in charge of the team for Sunday’s Bundesliga outing at Hertha Berlin.Local media suggest two German managers, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann, could be in the frame to replace the Italian.Tuchel was let go by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season after differences with the club’s management, while 30-year-old Nagelsmann is currently in charge of Hoffenheim.Earlier this month, Bayern lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim and then relinquished a two-goal lead at home to Wolfsburg to draw 2-2 before Wednesday’s bruising loss at the Parc des Princes. Share on: WhatsApp Facing criticism from the fans and the media for his failure to accomodate Thomas Mueller, Ancelotti’s relationship with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was also reported to be under strain.The defeat in Paris was Bayern’s heaviest since losing 3-0 away to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2015.Bayern are currently third in the Bundesliga table after six games, three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, before visiting Hertha Berlin on Sunday.Ancelotti led Bayern to a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title last season in his first campaign in charge after succeeding Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena.However, the Bavarians lost to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and to Dortmund in the semi-finals of the German Cup.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement xe8lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbetpgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E716e1zmw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l7tdxWould you ever consider trying this?😱4kry4x6Can your students do this? 🌚7nRoller skating! Powered by Firework Gareth Bale refused to hold Real Madrid’s crest before the game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. Before the beginning of the match, there was a photo session of the players in the starting lineup of the Los Blancos. Bale was standing in the middle of the whole group. Consequently, Raphael Varane gave the club crest to Bale.Advertisement However, the Welshman refused to hold the crest. After getting the crest from Raphael Varane, he immediately passed it to Daniel Carvajal. The crest should have been in the middle of the picture, but it was not present there. Needless to say, the picture seemed to be really awkward.Advertisement Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid was quite uncertain during the summer transfer window of 2019-20 season. The move to a Chinese Super League club was almost finalized for the speedy winger. However, the proposed transfer was cancelled at the last moment and Bale stayed at Real Madrid.Gareth Bale’s performances at the beginning of the season for the Los Blancos have been impressive. Though, it is being reported that Bale is not happy with the team management of Zinedine Zidane. The situation between Gareth Bale and Real Madrid’s management team is deteriorating every day and things could end in a bitter way.Advertisement     ALSO READ:Watch: A brilliant rap constructed using only football player puns! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Sunday Rules, scratched out of last Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, took on the boys for the first time in her nine-race career and responded with a rollicking 2 ¼ length win in the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint today at Santa Anita.Trained by Phil D’Amato, the Nick Alexander homebred 5-year-old mare by Tribal Rule was ridden by Edwin Maldonado and stopped the timer for six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.42.“She’s a small filly, but she has such a long stride,” said Maldonado, who hadn’t ridden her since August of 2013 at Del Mar. “I just want to thank Phil and Nick Alexander for giving me the opportunity to get back on her…I was confident she could win this race.”The second choice at 9-5 in a field of seven, Sunday Rules paid $5.80, $4.80 and $3.80. Out of the General Meeting mare Sunday Dress, she picked up her eighth career win and with the winner’s share of $90,000, increased her earnings to $534,840.“We missed the Santa Monica because of a spider bite,” said Alexander. “Her hock blew up, but it was the spider that caused it…I know it’s (taking on males) not always something you should do and I was ready to take the blame for it, but it worked out.”“As soon as (runner-up) Raised a Secret came to her, she spurted out a length or so and I thought she’d maintain it,” said D’Amato. “Edwin got her in a great rhythm and she maintained it all the way to the wire.”Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Raised a Secret was off at 16-1 and paid $11.40 and $7.40Solid Wager rallied from last around the far turn to finish third, 1 ¾ lengths behind Raised a Secret. Off at 15-1, Solid Wager paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race, which were all set by the winner, were 21.61, 44.26 and 55.98.last_img read more

first_imgChampions elect? Manchester City are 1/8 to win their first title in 44 years when they entertain QPR, who are 2/1 at BetVictor to be relegated to the Championship on Sunday.Bolton, who need to win if they are to have any chance of staying up, are 19/10 to win at Stoke and that is likely to be enough as few give the Hoops any chance of halting the City charge at the Etihad.14/1 to score the opener.Or can they? Rangers are 18/1 at BetVictor to gain a shock win with Lord Frodsham aka Djibril Cisse 14/1 to score the opener.Yaya Toure was simply irresistible against Newcastle last weekend and is 5/1 to score the opener on Sunday.We make City our 13/8 favourites to win next season’s title and many believe we will see the start of a City dynasty to replace that of neighbours United on Sunday – but we’re not convinced.FA Cup winners Chelsea are 1/3 to finish their domestic season on a high and they should have too much for a Blackburn side who were relegated earlier in the week.Fulham travel to White Hart Lane and are 8/1 to finish their long season with a bang.Sunday is the only day of the Premier League season when all 20 teams kick off at the same time. We have markets on the highest scoring game and which team will score first and, sorry Hoops fans, make Manchester City our 13/2 favourite to calm the nerves at the Etihad with Chelsea 8/1 and Spurs and United at 19/2.City are 2/1 to be the highest scoring team on the final day and we have an enhanced acca of 9/2 for the final day ‘good things’ Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, City and United to all oblige.We have a sensational offer for the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament: place a bet on the outright market and if holders and world champions Spain retain their European crown in Kiev on 1 July we will refund losing bets up to £50.Thus if you fancy Germany, Holland or – don’t laugh – England, we will refund your losing stake if Spain continue their recent monopoly of major tournaments.This offer is backdated and lasts until the first ball is kicked in Warsaw when the hosts Poland meet Greece on 8 June.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img10 December 2009Online applications for accommodation during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ are now open to international and local soccer fans on the Fifa.com website.This follows the recent launch of the online accommodation service by the World football controlling body, Fifa.Accommodation and ticketing provider Match has secured 1 725 190 room nights for next year’s World Cup, and 43% of the entire inventory (741 832 room nights) in the 1 007 properties will be reserved for the general public.Instant accommodation searchThe accommodation service will enable fans to instantly search the available inventory and make bookings.The process is simple: one just visits the Fifa World Cup section on Fifa.com and clicks on “Destination” and then on “Accommodation”. Enter the desired dates and location to view the available options, and you can immediately book the accommodation of your choice.Chartered domestic flightsMatch has also signed a service agreement with South African Airways to lease 20 aircrafts for the duration of the World Cup. These will provide 100 000 seats on scheduled domestic flights on match days during the month-long tournament.The domestic flights will fly to destinations such as Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Port Elizabeth.This will help supporters find flight connections to smaller city destinations from their accommodation base.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community were honored Friday, Aug. 2, by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they were inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.The Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC) inducted Bryan Black of Canal Winchester, Charles A. “Al” Holdren of Ashland, Lewis R. Jones of Grove City and Robinson “Rob” W. Joslin of Sidney, into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame during a special breakfast ceremony held in Kasich Hall at the Ohio State Fair. The 54th annual event will attract more than 600 guests to honor these four professionals for their lifetime of service and dedication to Ohio’s agriculture community.“This is a very special class of inductees, and I am so pleased to recognize their expansive contributions to Ohio agriculture,” said Hinda Mitchell, OAC President. “With representation from state agencies to agribusiness to those who spent their lives working a farm, our 2019 inductees have given of their time, talent and leadership to advance the interests of Ohio agriculture and to serve our farm community with distinction.”The following four inductees will join 229 prior recipients named since 1966 when the program was incepted. Bryan Black — Canal Winchester, OhioA true advocate for Ohio agriculture, Bryan Black has spent decades investing in the future of the industry, on the county, state and national levels. Starting in 1980, Black partnered with his father, Ned, and brother, Barry to manage Ned Black & Sons LLC — a 600-acre grain and livestock farm — and serving as its owner since 2008. In addition, Black has worked for Kalmbach Swine Management for seven years, serving as the production supervisor to select maternal females for internal replacement and external sales.From the early stages of his career, Black has served on numerous committees and boards for the good of the industry. As a National Pork Producers Council board member, Black was instrumental in guiding the industry through trade disputes, increasing pork consumption in school lunches and fostering relationships with allied industry members. Black served as a president of the NPPC and was also a National Pork Board committee member. In Ohio, Black is an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Member, developing swine standards for the board, and has served as a member and president of the Ohio Pork Council.Black has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including National Pork Producers Council All-American, National Pork Board’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Ohio and Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award. Charles A. “Al” Holdren — Ashland, OhioA pillar in the cooperative community, Charles A. “Al” Holdren has always had the ability to make “work” seem like “fun.” Holdren began his cooperative journey with management training at Fayette Landmark, before transitioning to the CEO at Ottawa Landmark. He seasoned many company changes and mergers, landing as the CEO of Town & Country Co-op. Holdren served as CEO for 26 years, retiring in 2017 after leading the merger of Western Reserve Farm Cooperative to form today’s Centerra Co-op.In his cooperative career, Holdren committed his company to improving the industry. He established the annual Ladies Luncheon to recognize and honor the never-ending work of women on the farm and female employees of Town & Country Co-op. He also worked with CEOs from other cooperatives in Ohio to form Cooperatives for the Cure to raise cancer research funds though initiatives like Fueling the Cure and Growing the Cure. He also has a passion for student scholarships, working tirelessly to raise funds for students in Ohio and abroad.Holdren was a member of the OSU LEAD II class and was recognized as its Distinguished Alumni in 2006. He has also been recognized by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association as the Golf for Scholarships Honoree for his scholarship efforts. Lewis R. Jones — Grove City, OhioLewis R. Jones is a constant fixture at the Ohio State Fair, having dedicated his life to the betterment of Ohio agriculture, with a special focus on the dairy sector and a passion for youth development. In his decorated career, Jones has served the Ohio Department of Agriculture in numerous positions, including Weights and Measures Division Chief, Dairy Division Chief and Deputy Director. Jones has also served the industry as executive secretary of the Ohio Milk Haulers Association and the American Guernsey Association.In his capacity as Dairy Division Chief, Jones was tasked to establish new show-ring ethics for fairs across the state, utilizing his vast industry experience to implement protocols used at the World Dairy Expo. He also instituted the practice of collecting and testing milk samples at the Ohio State Fair to demonstrate federally-expected dairy inspecting and sanitation procedures.Jones continues to give back to his alma matter, The Ohio State University, through scholarships. He is an alumnus of Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity. In 2011 was inducted into the Ohio Dairy Hall of Service, selected by the Department of Animal Sciences and in 2017, recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. As an Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee, Jones follows in the footsteps of his father, Rueben, who received the honor in 1990. Robinson “Rob” W. Joslin — Sidney, OhioAnyone who spent time with Robinson “Rob” W. Joslin enjoyed his enthusiasm and true dedication to agriculture, evident in everything he put forth. A full-time farmer for 40 years and true family man, Joslin worked nearly every day beside his wife, Ellen. Joslin was always an “early adopter” of new farm technologies, realizing the value of new practices and implementing them on his farm. For more than 25 years, Joslin’s operation was dedicated to conservation tillage and 100% no-till.With farm roots well planted in Shelby County, Joslin gave much time to its betterment. He was an active member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, served on the Shelby County OSU Extension advisory committee and was a 4-H adviser for 20 years. Joslin also served as a trustee on his local township zoning board for more than 20 years, to help plan housing developments and industrial parks that would provide the least interference with the local agricultural community.Joslin was also dedicated to improving the industry outside his county, serving both the Ohio Soybean Association and American Soybean Association. During his time as ASA President, and after, Joslin lobbied on behalf of farmers before Congress on important policy issues like trade, conservation, sustainability and more. After his untimely passing in 2016, Joslin was posthumously bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Soybean Association.last_img read more

first_imgCrowdfunding your startup through sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGO has become an interesting, and in many cases, quite viable way of financing your project. A number of individuals and companies have been able to raise pretty substantial amounts of money through these services, going well beyond what they initially set as their funding targets.Most notably of late, was the success of Lunatik/TikTok iPod Nano wristwatch, which set the record for the most money raised via Kickstarter to-date: almost $950,000 from over 13,000 backers. Not too shabby considering Scott Wilson and his MINIMAL design studio set out to raise a mere $15,000 in order to get licensing and manufacturing for the project under way.What made this project so successful? After all, there are other iPod Nano projects. And it’s a wristwatch, which even with the addition of a Nano, might not be the coolest or most necessary of accessories.Bryce Roberts, the Managing Director of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, points to some reasons he’s identified that contributed to the success of the Lunatik/TikTok fundraising endeavor. These lessons that can be seen in other successful Kickstarter projects (such as Diaspora), but they’re also applicable in many ways to more “traditional” funding efforts.Tell a personal storyThe Lunatik/TikTok “pitch” wasn’t a bulleted list of qualifications or clients. Rather, the members of the team “told personal stories that created a connection to the project that had nothing to do with their professional pedigree.” While this sort of storytelling doesn’t boost their professional credentials, Roberts argues, it does give the entrepreneurs a certain personal authority and helps to connect them to funders and potential funders in a different way.Roberts argues that the best fundraising pitches always emphasize this personal aspect. “It’s a given,” he writes, “that if I chose to invest in you I believe I can make money, but there are the intangibles around personality, perspectives, and life experiences that will make a potential funder more likely to want to believe you.”Tell the product’s storyIf you watch the TikTok video (below), you’ll see the product is featured throughout. This demonstrates what the product can do – and that it can do what the startup promises. The video also demonstrates the larger potential of the product. These might be “small, nice little features” that some investors would dismiss. But with the crowdfunding model, the right storytelling around this seems crucial. “The difference between a nano strapped to a wristband and a premium quality, highly designed, customizable piece of wearable technology is simply a matter of how you tell the story.”But even when you aren’t using a site like Kickstarter to raise money, it’s crucial that your product be front-and-center in your presentations.Give rewards and issue progress reportsInvestors, by definition, invest in order to make a financial return. Nonetheless, argues Roberts, you should offer more than simply the promise of “making money.” These sorts of non-financial rewards can be personal and personalized. By design, Kickstarter tells its users, “the best way to inspire support is to offer people great rewards. Everyone loves limited editions, one-of-a-kinds, and fun experiences (parties, screenings, balloon rides!). Spend some time brainstorming your rewards and people will respond. No one needs another coffee mug.” And as your project and your company are constantly evolving, it’s good to keep investors and potential investors up-to-date on your progress. In the case of TikTok, the creators even filmed themselves in China when they traveled to the factory where the watch kits were being made. But the same could be said for all funding relationships; keep your investors apprised of “how you’re making progress and how your story is continuing to unfold in a big and important way.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img audrey watters Related Posts Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

first_imgTio, despite his hot shooting, said he still needs to adjust to playing in the UAAP and it just so happened he had the stroke against the Fighting Maroons.“I won’t say I already grasp the UAAP but at that moment I was feeling good so I had the confidence to shoot,” said Tio. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Tio was perfect from the field going 6-for-6 en route to 14 points in just 11 minutes as he helped Ateneo flatten University of the Philippines, 92-71, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I was excited to play but I wasn’t thinking that I had to score this amount of points, I just wanted to make sure that I played correctly,” said Tio, who had 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 5-foot-11 guard wasn’t able to play in Season 79 as he couldn’t secure a Philippine passport in time and was considered as a foreigner.Ateneo had Nigerian Chibueze Ikeh in the roster and the UAAP allows just one foreigner per roster.center_img SEA Games medal-winning PH sepak takraw team treated to hearty lunch Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Tyler Tio had to sit out Season 79 due to his citizenship, and when Season 80 started he had to wait once again as his bum ankle wouldn’t allow him to play.So when he finally got the chance to hit the floor on Wednesday, the Canadian-born guard released his pent-up frustrations.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more