Real reject Pochettino’s claim Spurs asked to sleep at club’s training ground

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino in light-hearted mood© AFP JOHN THYSMADRID, Spain, May 24 – Real Madrid have reacted angrily to Mauricio Pochettino suggesting they turned down a request from Tottenham to stay at their training ground next week ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.Spurs will train at Valdebebas on Thursday and Friday before the game on Saturday and Pochettino, in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, said the club had asked Madrid if they could also sleep on the site. In a light-hearted part of the interview, Pochettino was asked if Tottenham’s players would also stay at Valdedebas. Pochettino replied: “No we will stay in an hotel near there. We have asked eh? We have asked but Florentino (Perez) didn’t want to allow us.”A laughing Pochettino then added: “He would say, ‘the day you coach Madrid is when you can sleep there’. This is the subliminal message no?”Real Madrid released a statement on Friday, insisting they had received no such request from Tottenham.The statement read: “Real Madrid is surprised by the suggestions made by Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino about a supposed request made to our club asking that his team could stay at the Ciudad de Real Madrid before the final of the Champions League.“Real Madrid wants to make it clear it is completely false that this request occurred. Our club has always shown its absolute availability to meet all the requests made by UEFA, the Spanish Football Federation, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.“All requests submitted to Real Madrid have referred only and exclusively to the use of the training pitches of the Ciudad de Real Madrid and its changing rooms. And all of them have been granted by our club.”The statement added: “Real Madrid also wants to emphasise the accommodation of the Champions League finalists are assigned by UEFA depending on organisation and security. And that at no time has our club been asked to accommodate them in the facilities of the Ciudad de Real Madrid.”Pochettino was heavily linked with the vacant position of Real Madrid coach last season when Julen Lopetegui and then Santiago Solari were sacked.Asked about taking charge of Madrid in the future, Pochettino said: “I have no other goals than to coach Tottenham, I don’t allow myself to think about the long-term.”Liverpool will also use Real Madrid’s training ground on the morning of the final, which will be played at Atletico Madrid’s stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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London Taxi Cabs

first_imgThe campaign aims to redress international perceptions by communicating South African achievements in a compelling manner. It raises awareness of South Africa’s status as an excellent place to do business.The campaign also aims to showcase South Africans as ingenious. We’re a nation that always finds new ways of doing things, developing new, fresh and practical solutions to our challenges.John Battersby, Brand South Africa’s Country Manager for the UK, says: “London is the financial capital of the world. Without a doubt, South Africa is being noticed in London for all the work that is going into sustaining our economic growth and the taxis enhance our overall efforts into the global thrust.”last_img read more

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Sithole does South Africa proud at Australian Open

first_img29 January 2016Congratulations to @wagnertennis & his partner Lucas Sithole on winning the 2016 #AusOpen quad doubles title! pic.twitter.com/awHJhk8XbA— USTA (@usta) January 28, 2016South African Lucas Sithole and playing partner David Wagner from the United States beat the British/Australian combo of Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott 6-1, 6- 3 at the Australian Open held in Melbourne this week, to claim the top spot in the wheelchair tennis quad doubles final.It was Sithole’s second Grand Slam title following his win at the US Open singles final in 2013.“I enjoyed the match very much,” an excited Sithole told News24 after the game. “It was great to play with David Wagner again.” The partners have been playing together and against each other since 2013, developing a healthy rivalry vying for the top ranking and building a solid friendship along the way. Although Wagner won the two’s singles match earlier in the week, Sithole still has a chance to play for a place in the singles final on Saturday, 30 January.Lucas Sithole has already won the doubles at the #AusOpen,now he is targeting glory in the singles. https://t.co/if2Q6dzLqU by @SuperSportTV— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Sithole, who is triple amputee lost both his legs and his right arm in a childhood accident. He started playing tennis professionally in 2006, representing South Africa at a tournament in the Netherlands, considered the defacto home of wheelchair tennis. The 20-year-old, who grew up in the small mining town of Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal, has won seven titles and risen to become the one of the best singles players in the world.He is now setting his sights on the Rio Olympics, hoping to earn himself and South Africa a gold medal.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula led the cheers on Twitter, with South Africans congratulating the South African king of wheelchair tennis.Lucas Sithole, won his first Australian Open Crown. runner-up in both the singles and doubles competition last year pic.twitter.com/wfD901wtYv— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Lucas Sithole take a bow !!!!!!! We have an Australian Open cup folks !!!!— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 29, 2016Yeah, Lucas Sithole you beauty!— Natasha Joseph (@TashJoeZA) January 29, [email protected]_Press wow, wow, wow…. Congratulations Lucas Sithole— Lerato Mbele (@BBCLerato) January 28, 2016Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Overweight Jhack Tepora replaced, stripped of interim featherweight title

first_imgThe 25-year-old Tepora has also been replaced in the card by Alberto Guevara for being overweight.The fight against Ruiz was supposed to be Tepora’s US debut and a golden opportunity for the up-and-coming Cebuano to continue his rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTepora, who is under MP Promotions, is undefeated at 22-0 with 17 knockouts. He has knocked out his last six opponents, including a ninth-round stoppage of Mexico’s Edivaldo Ortega last July to win the interim title.With Tepora out, there are only three Filipinos fighting in the undercard in Rey Perez, Jayar Inson and Genisis Labranza. Big fish hooked Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Perez, who is from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, takes on fast-rising lightweight and Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kamboso Jr. while welterweight Inson and flyweight Labranza face Jonathan Steele and Carlos Buitrago, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Jhack Tepora during weigh in. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino Jhack Tepora has been stripped of his interim WBA featherweight belt after failing to make weight ahead of his bout against Hugo Ruiz in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner headliner on Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Tepora hit the scale 5.5 pounds over the 126-pound limit and was given two hours to shed off the excess weight.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuain

first_imgAC Milan coach Gattuso delighted for goalscorer Higuainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was pleased for Gonzalo Higuain after his goal in victory over SPAL.It broke a two month goals drought for the Argentine.Gattuso said, “He lives for the goal, has always been a marksman and therefore really struggled to deal with this negative period. The defeat to Juventus, with the penalty and red card, was a terrible blow for him.“Higuain needs to rediscover that consistency and precision in his finishing, because he has always had those elements. We’ve missed him and hope this has also broken through that mental block.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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More Math Specialists for Primary Schools

first_imgThe Minister of Education, Youth and Information will be expanding the number of expert mathematics teachers at the primary level under its ‘Specialist Model’.Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said that 39 schools are currently benefitting under the initiative, which was piloted at the start of the 2018/19 academic year in September.He said plans are in place to expand it to an additional 200 schools at the beginning of the 2019/20 school year, and full implementation across the system scheduled for 2021.“Schools are provided with resources, and additional training with certification is provided for teachers, who qualify as primary mathematics specialists. The model will see these teachers being solely responsible for the delivery of the primary mathematics curriculum,” Senator Reid said.He was speaking at the launch of The Mico University College’s International Mathematics Summit at the institution’s premises on Marescaux Road in St. Andrew on January 30.Senator Reid said that the Ministry continues to sustain the deployment of mathematics coaches to critical primary and secondary schools.He said the coaches will primarily focus on helping mathematics teachers obtain the requisite skills to effectively deliver the subject to students.“Coaches observe lessons and provide immediate feedback, facilitate in-school professional development, co-plan and co-teach lessons and conduct demonstration lessons. Coaches also support interventions for critical students to a limited extent,” he pointed out.The Minister informed that there are 54 coaches supporting 115 primary-level schools and 25 coaches supporting 86 secondary institutions.“The approach has contributed to the steady gains the system has seen in student performance at both the primary and secondary levels of the system,” he noted.Meanwhile, Senator Reid indicated that the National Mathematics Policy Guidelines, developed and implemented in 2013, are to be reviewed to ensure alignment with changes to the national curriculum, and in keeping with international best practices and standards.He said the policy document has served to establish standards for teachers at the primary and secondary levels and at teacher-training institutions.He noted that since the implementation of the policy, there has been an increase in the number of fully qualified mathematics teachers deployed to the education system from less than 20 per cent of the secondary teaching cohort in 2011, to 33 per cent at the end of the 2017 school year.Senator Reid said the Ministry has also increased the credit hours for mathematics education courses for all applicable teacher education degree programmes.last_img read more

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Hudsons Hope RCMP publishes policing report for August

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Constable Bill McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP published a policing report which said that police responded to 45 calls for service over the past four weeks.During the month of July, Hudosn’s Hope RCMP issued 70 motor vehicle act warnings and violation tickets.On July 25th, RCMP responded to a complaint of a vehicle speeding in a construction zone which nearly hit one of the flaggers. The vehicle was located and the driver was issued several violation tickets for driving without due care and attention as well as distracted driving as he was using a cell phone when passing by police. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/  for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page. On August 3rd, RCMP was called to a collision on Highway 29 where a truck rear-ended a boat and trailer being towed by another truck. The boat was dislodged from the trailer and was sent flying across the opposite lane into the ditch. The drivers of both trucks were treated for minor injuries. The driver of the offending vehicle was issued a violation ticket for driving without consideration for others.On August 4th, RCMP stopped a vehicle and determined the driver had consumed enough alcohol to warrant a 3-day driving prohibition.On August 6th, RCMP attended a collision involving two riders on a motorcycle. The driver was suspected to have consumed alcohol and refused to provide a breath sample. The driver was issued a 90 day driving prohibition and the motorcycle was impounded for 30 days. Both riders were treated for minor injuries and taken to the hospital.On August 14th, RCMP responded to a condensate tanker roll over. The truck and trailer were engulfed in flames though the driver was able to the driver was able to get away from the vehicle before first responders arrived. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious burn injuries while the collision is still under investigation. RCMP are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious white Ford F-150 with racing stripes as the vehicle is believed to be linked to many recent break and enters.RCMP is also reminding drivers that school zones will soon be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and to drive the appropriate speed limit. Drivers found cruising over the limit could receive tickets from $196 to $253 along with 3 demerit points.last_img read more

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2019 High on Ice Event Schedule

first_img All DayIce SlidesCentennial Park 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 1-3 pmProm Fashion ShowTotem Mall SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation All DayProfessional Ice CarvingCentennial Park All DayMNP Ice Slides & BonfireCentennial Park All DayCrokicurl (park at the North Peace Arena)Greenspace – beside North Peace Arena 8 am-3 pmBackcountry Ice Fishing Derby – register on siteCharlie Lake Rotary Boat Launch 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 11 am-3 pmFREE Bouncing Beans sessionKids Arena Fieldhouse 11 amStory WalkCentennial Park 12-2:30 pm& 3:30-6 pmPETRONAS Energy Free SkatePomeroy Sport Centre 1 -3 pmYAC: Snow Bowl-O-rama *Free for youth ages 12-18Fort Lanes Bowling Alley 2 pmHuskies Jr. B Hockey Game vs. Grand Prairie – Tickets RequiredNorth Peace Arena 4-7:30 pmFree 8 oz. Hot Chocolate – from Canadian Grind & RBCCentennial Park 4:30-7:30 pmBalloon Twisting with Wiggy’s CreationsCentennial Park Tent 4:30-7:30 pmCarnival Games & Free PopcornCentennial Park Tent 6 pmFire & Ice Closing CeremonyCentennial Park 7 pmLaugh your Ice Off – Tickets RequiredLido Theatre SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation SearchSearch inTimeEventLocation TimeEventLocation High on Ice – Schedule – Sunday Check out the opening ceremony below.  The full schedule starts under this video.[brid video=”382087″ player=”15803″ title=”Fort St. John High on Ice kickoff 2019″] High on Ice Schedule – Friday Feb 15 High on Ice – Schedule – Saturday High on Ice – Schedule – Monday FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – High on Ice Winter Festival starts Friday and runs through to the holiday Monday.  Find out when each event is below in our High on Ice Schedule.Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer for the City of Fort St. John, says set up is going great as crews have been working in Centennial Park for the past week, setting up for the Festival.“It’s great. We’ve had crews in there, they’ve started about five days ago. So our carvers carved the big (ice blocks), we call them the commission pieces; they carve them in advance so that they are ready for viewing.” All DayProfessional Ice CarvingCentennial Park All DayMNP Ice Slides & BonfireCentennial Park All DayCurling Bonspiel – must pre-registerFort St. John Curling Rink All DayCrokicurl (park at the North Peace Arena)Greenspace – beside North Peace Arena 9 am-4 pmMayors Carving ChallengeCentennial Park 10 am-4 pmCommunity Ice Carving Competition – must pre-registerCentennial Park 10 am-2 pmDog Sled RidesThe Horse Ranch – in Baldonnel 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 11 am-6 pmDodgeball Tournament – must pre-registerKids Arena Fieldhouse 11 am-3 pmLive MusicCentennial Park Tents 11 am-3 pmFree 8 oz. Hot Chocolate from Canadian Grind & RBCCentennial Park 11 am-3 pmHorse Drawn Sleigh RidesBert Ambrose Elementary/Kin Park 11 am-3 pmNEAT Presents: Soup Stock – remember your mug and spoon!Centennial Park Tents 12 -2 pmEngage Sport North: Mukluk Rush – Obstacle CourseCentennial Park 12 -4 pmCaltech Surveys presents: Face PaintingCentennial Park Tents 1 -3 pmBergen Financial presents: Mukluk Free SwimNorth Peace Leisure Pool 2 pmMukluk Rendezvous X Country Skiing LoppetBeatton Provincial Park 5 -7 pmEngage Sport North: Try Sledge Hockey & BroomballNorth Peace Arena 5 -9 pmPizza & Pint – with Beards Brewing (19+)Beard CompetitionCentennial Park Tents 5:30pmSunrise Rotary: Evening Under the Stars Gala – Tickets RequiredPomeroy Hotel «‹12›» 4 pmOPENING NIGHT IN CENTENNIAL PARK Professional Single Block Ice Carving (until 6pm)MNP Ice Slides – OPENBonfireFree 8oz. hot chocolate and candy bar until 7:30 pm– Brought to you by The Canadian GrindCentennial Park– park at the North Peace Leisure Pool 5 pmLive Music – Pizza & Pint – with Beards Brewing  (19+)                                                                                         Centennial Park Tents 6:30 pmOpening Ceremonies: Mayor Ackerman’s remarks, carving team introductions, single block light-up, dance performances and Fire & Glow ShowCentennial Park – at the Welcome Wall ice carving 10 am & 2 pmWim Hof Method Workshop – must pre-registerImprovement Institute Truck Driving School 6 pmCurling Bonspiel – must pre-registerFort St. John Curling Rink 7 pm“Laugh your ice off” Comedy Show – Tickets RequiredLido Theatre 7:30 pmBrendan McLeod – Brain & Other Stories – Tickets RequiredNorth Peace Cultural Centrelast_img read more

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Federer saves 2 match points vs Monfils for 1200th career win

first_imgMadrid: Roger Federer was forced to fight hard for what could have otherwise been a routine win against Gael Monfils in the Madrid Open third round. Federer bageled Monfils 6-0 in the first set, lost his momentum in the second, and looked like he was down and almost out in the third. However, he battled hard to bring a 4-1 deficit to 4-4 before completing a remarkable third set win thanks to a successful tie break where he kept his head while Monfils lost his. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuFederer caught Monfils napping for the opening 20 minutes of the match and could have completed a quick-fire match win had the entertaining Frenchman not awoken from his slumber. Monfils, with a smile on his face, stole the momentum from Federer and broke the veteran tennis player at 4-5. He then went on to win the second set 6-4. At times in the match, Federer appeared livid and could be heard shouting at himself. He complained to the chair umpire that the sun was too bright, requesting unsuccesfully for the Caja Magica stadium roof to be closed. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersIt all led to a gripping third set, one which Federer and Monfils exchanged the lead, with both players gunning for the win. Monfils was up 4-1 but lost the lead as Federer brought it back to 4-4. Monfils even had match points at 6-5, but Federer smashed his way back to deuce. Moments later, Federer was able to make one of his advantages count, sending the match into a tie break where he held his nerve, winning 7-3 for a 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 win after two wild hours in Spain.last_img read more

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