Is Sušić going to be the next Trainer of Turkish Galatasaray?

first_imgGalatasaray Sports Club (GS) is a Turkish sports club based in Istanbul’s European side, most notable for its association football section. Namely, GS is holding the highest number of Turkish League cups, as well as Turkish Cups. Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2000.Nowadays Galatasaray holds the second position on the Turkish Super Lig List, but the discomfort and dissatisfaction of fans and board is evident. Namely, the dissatisfaction triumphed when the Galatasaray lost to Borussia Dortmund by four goals on October 22nd at the Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex TT Arena.In addition, it is important to note that lately GS scored only one point and that the situation is eager to change. From the source close to the Sarajevo Times, it was announced that the board of GS is interested for Safet Susić. Accordingly, it is important to note that before his current position as manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sušić worked for a number of club sides in Turkey such asİstanbulspor, Konyaspor, Ankaragücü, Çaykur Rizespor, and Ankaraspor, but did not succeed in talks with the GS at that time. However, the situation nowadays is different. The interest from both sides can be seen.All in all, the genuine guidepost on a Sušić’s decision will be the match between Galatasaray and Borussia Dortmund which will be held on 4th November at 21:45 o’clock on Loc Signal Iduna Park. STlast_img read more

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FINAL: Uganda’s City Oilers take on Rwanda’s Patriots

first_imgFriday results: Women round robinEquity 77 UCU 66KPA 82 KCCA 58APR 91 Horseed  51ABC 95  Hawassa 49Men: Group stagesGROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – EthiopiaGROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – KenyaWomen (round robin)UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco Action as City Oilers storm final with victory over KPA on Friday. PHOTO @cityoilersFINAL SATURDAY 7pm: City Oilers ?? vs Patriots  ??Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Pre-tournament favourites City Oilers of Uganda and Patriots from Rwanda will contest Saturday’s final of the  FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Basketball Championships at Lugogo.Patriots silenced the partisan Ugandan crowd at Lugogo by snatching a place in the final at the expense of fancied Power, who failed to respond to a flying start by the visitors.The Patriots took an 18-10 quarter one lead, held on 35-32 at half time and when they stretched it to 57-48 in the 3rd quarter, the final place was in sight.It was the first loss of the tournament for Uganda’s Power, who finishing in the semifinals will be no consolation for all their ambitions.In the other semifinal, City Oilers also got off to a flying start against Kenyans KPA, leading 23-14 in quarter one, 40-23 at half time, 51-39 in the third quarter to seal a place in their second straight Zone 5 Championships final 73-65.The winner of this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017 that will be hosted in Tunisia in December.The women’s round robin tourney saw UCU suffer their first defeat of the tournament on Friday, falling 77-66 to fancied Kenyans Equity Bank.Kenyan sides Equity and KPA, and Ugandan team UCU remain favourites to snatch the top two places.The top two teams from this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women 2017 set to be held in Angola from November 3-12.Men’s Semi-finalsKPA  65 City Oilers 73Patriots  82 Power 74 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Teemu Pukki’s surname turns out to be a nightmare for Malaysians!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement os0mNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscclalWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5poyx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fxWould you ever consider trying this?😱315qpCan your students do this? 🌚4pbuuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Teemu Pukki, the Norwich City striker has been a trending name in recent English football, but his surname has proven to be a hitch for the Malaysian media. Reson? ‘Pukki’ translates to ‘c**t’ in the Indonesian region.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe Malaysian sports media were having some serious trouble mentioning the 29 year old’s surname, as it translates into a slang word in the Malay language.The Finnish foward has just got a taste of Premier League football this year, following The Canaries’ promotion from EFL Championship, and has his name up in the list of Golden boot contenders, just a goal behind Manchester City’s starman Sergio Agüero.Advertisement However, Stadium Astro, a Bahasa Malaysian channel, is having a hard time mentioning the hitman with the profanity surname.Stan Collymore, former Premier League forward, who is now working as a pundit in Indonesia, Tweeted an interesting conversation from the team meeting in Kuala Lumpur.Advertisement Malaysian fans have already made the name ‘Pukki’ trending, captivated by the player’s blistering goalscoring ability, and also his name.Pukki joined Norwich in 2018 from Danish side Brøndby IF on a free transfer, and took the Championship by storm, netting in 34 goals in a total of 47 appearances.They are facing the defending champions Manchester City on 14th September. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Holmdel Resident Earns His “Wings of Gold”

first_imgHolmdel resident LTJG Andrew J. Ruisi, USN, son of Paula and Chris Ruisi (pictured above with their son), recently earned his “Wings of Gold” as a US Naval Aviator. He graduated from Holmdel High School in 2005 and went on to attend Boston University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history. He immediately entered flight school and completed his primary flight training at NAS Pensacola, Fla. and his advanced jet training at NAS Meridian, Miss. with Training Squadron 9. During Advanced Jet Flight Training he earned a Navy “E” for bombing accuracy. He completed his carrier qualifications in the T-45C on board the USS George H.W. Bush in February. He will now be assigned to the Replenishment Air Group in Lemoore, Calif. where he will complete his training on the F-18 A/E Super Hornet.last_img read more

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Sea Bright Hears Plans for Riverfront Housing

first_imgThe project includes public green space along the Shrewsbury River.  “This is all part of the approval process and the engineering. We’re going to sit with the borough’s planner and planning board. We’re going to invite the community back out to ask the tough questions of our professionals. We want this development to be part of the community, and we want the community to be part of the development process,” Brooks added. Brooks said he believes maintenance and upkeep of all of the newly developed amenities, green spaces and facilities should fall under the purview of the development’s homeowners association. Named “The Haven at Sea Bright,” the concept plans include four, 3,000-square-foot single-family homes between Beach Street and New Street; seven townhomes between New Street and Church Street; a 15-unit condominium building between Church Street and South Street and 18 additional townhomes between South Street and River Street. The single-family and townhomes would be three-bedroom dwellings. From the public kayak launch to the condominium building will be approximately one acre of public green space named Sea Bright Riverfront Park, a residential recreation area with a dog park, fishing pier and cleaning station. The park has three access points on Surf Street, New Street and Church Street. The concept plans show that all 44 proposed units come equipped with parking spaces situated underneath the dwellings, including a multispace garage setting underneath the condominium building. The project would also include 25 additional on-street public parking stalls. “One of the things we’re going to do is engage our traffic people to meet with the community and work this out in the best way possible,” said Brooks, who noted that one of the reasons the design includes an extension and connection of Church Street is to ensure that fire department vehicles and emergency response teams can safely access the proposed development. During a special Dec. 11 meeting, the owners of riverfront property in downtown Sea Bright presented concept plans for the development of 44 residential units on 2.97 acres along the Shrewsbury River, from the public river access point on Front Street and stretching north to River Street. Also included in the development plans are 810 linear feet of public boardwalk constructed on top of 840 feet of steel bulkhead, a capital expenditure of $3.8 million. SEA BRIGHT – A multimillion dollar riverfront housing development could create more than 40,000 square feet of public green space. Residents also raised issues about flooding in the area and how this new bulkhead, which is proposed to be several feet higher than the current bulkhead, could increase the impact of flooding by trapping water in that section of town. Nearby homeowners begged Brooks to consider the topography of the grounds he will be developing and expressed their hopes that his engineers would work to remedy the sloping in the area.center_img According to Trip Brooks, the real estate developer who led the meeting, price points for these units are not yet available, but 20 percent of them, or 8.8 dwellings, are required to be affordable housing units. Mayor Dina Long said parking permit allowances are decided by ordinance. The riverfront development is a mix of four single-family homes, a 15-unit condominium building and 25 townhomes that extend north from Sea Bright’s public kayak launch to River Street. But residents fear what it might mean for their quality of life. Residents voiced concerns over quality-of-life issues, as their busy roadways are already crammed during the warm weather months with tourist traffic and beach combers. Brooks said his development group is still in the conceptual design stage of the process and has not yet hired professionals to produce a traffic study of the area, but it is something that is coming down the line. Brooks said all the residencies are “for sale” units, rather than rental units, and buyers would be restricted from acquiring additional public parking passes. As it currently sits, Church Street is a dead end. In the development plan, the span would be connected to both South Street and River Street, potentially subjecting those residents to even more congestion come the summertime crush. Brooks anticipates an approval process could take nine months to a year.last_img read more

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Women’s Soccer’s Nicholson Selected As Senior CLASS Award Candidate

first_imgTo be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Nicholson, the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Defender of the Year, has played in 11 matches for the Bulldogs this season. She is a marketing major and owns a 3.74 grade point average. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December. Print Friendly Version An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  Senior Sarah Grace Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer has been selected as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS award. Nicholson is one of sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and was selected as a candidate for the prestigious award. Each of the two candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. ? Of the 60 candidates, 29 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, 13 are returning All-Americans and 12 are on the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top player in collegiate soccer. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates also have been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities.last_img read more

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Education & Political News

first_imgWhat’s been happening in school boards about evolution and intelligent design?  Here are some recent stories about politicians, reporters and ordinary citizens:Kansas Grass Roots:  Candidates vying for school board seats in Liberal, Kansas squared off over the evolution issue: see Hutchinson News.Ohio Rematch:  Despite an earlier loss, Darwin critics in Ohio are hoping to bring up the issue for a vote again, reports CNS News.  The article editorializes that “Their goal is to force curriculum changes that would also allow discussion of the intelligent design theory,” when the wording of the proposed changes specifically denies this.McCain’s Open Mind:  Though an evolutionist himself, Senator John McCain thinks students ought to hear both sides in the debate over evolution, according to a piece in Evolution News that comments on a story reported in the New York Sun July 18.  The Sun said, “the senator mocked the idea that American young people were so delicate and impressionable that they needed to be sheltered from the concept” and compared it to cold-war efforts to shield students from learning about Marxism.White House Press:  President Bush’s press secretary Tony Snow entertained Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute.  Smith was there to congratulate the president for vetoing the stem cell funding bill this week.Quilt Warfare:  In a bizarre piece of propaganda, Canadian quilt-making mom Barbara West ridiculed intelligent design on her (hopefully) intelligently-designed quilt.  According to Canmore Leader, West, whose quilt showed the earth on a pile of turtles (see humor page), won the National Award of Excellence for her design.  Casey Luskin of Discovery Institute had some smirks about this.Free Press:  Patrick Gavin, associate editorial page editor of the LA Examiner, gave lengthy coverage to Casey Luskin and John West about their post-Dover book Traipsing Into Evolution that critically analyzes Judge Jones’ ruling.WWJD:  Lita Cosner wrote for Creation Ministries International about how governments and secularists are fighting to make US schools Christ-free zones and are erring on the side of censorship.Conservative Backlash:  Not all pro-evolutionists are liberals.  A new group calls itself Conservatives Against Intelligent Design.  See also report on Science and Theology News.National Wahoo:  In the vein that everyone is someone elses’ weirdo, George Gilder of the Discovery Institute wrote a lengthy article supporting intelligent design for National Review, only to be trashed a week later by John Derbyshire on National Review.Evolutionary Faith:  Uncommon Descent found out that the National Center for Science Education is looking for a “Faith Project Director,”  This is odd, because the NCSE argues that evolution is built on science, and creation is based on faith.  The job duties include “developing materials pertaining to evolution and religion for print and web; representing NCSE to the faith community, in print and in person; serving as liaison between NCSE and professional theological societies and religious organizations; speaking to the press about issues involving evolution education and challenges to it; counseling teachers, administrators, parents, and others facing challenges to evolution education.” Thanks to Evolution News and Access Research Network for most of these leads.  Let’s get the ACLU to turn on the NCSE over separation of church and state.  Derbyshire is an arrogant hack who likens creationists to whack-a-moles.  This is a psychological disorder known as role reversal.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA climbs trade efficiency rankings

first_img18 May 2012 South Africa outperformed the rest of Africa, as well as its upper middle-income economy peers, in a World Bank survey of trade efficiency, improving its previous performance despite a general slowdown in trade logistics performance in the wake of the global recession. According to the World Bank’s “Connecting to Compete 2012” report, released on Tuesday, countries that pursued aggressive reforms continued to improve their trade logistics performance, despite the global slowdown in progress over the last two years. South Africa was among a group of countries – including Chile, China, India, Morocco, Turkey and the US – that improved their previous performance, according to the study, which is based on a comprehensive world survey of international freight forwarders and express carriers.Top performer in Africa, BRICS In the upper-middle income country category, South Africa was the top performer, followed by China and Turkey. South Africa’s logistics performance indicators gave the country a score of 3.67, lifting it up to 23rd place overall out of 155 economies surveyed – up from a ranking of 28 in 2010. China, ranked 26th, followed closest among South Africa’s BRICS partners, followed by Brazil at 45th, India at 46th, and Russia at 95th. Tunisia was the next best African performer, ranked 41st, followed by Morocco (50th), Egypt (57th), Benin (67th) and Botswana (68th). Economic powerhouse Nigeria placed 121st. “Infrastructure stands out as the chief driver of progress in top performers, followed by improvements in logistics services, and customs and border management,” Mona Haddad, sector manager of the World Bank’s international trade department, said in a statement. “All top performers show strong cooperation between the public and private sectors, and a comprehensive approach in the development of services, infrastructure and efficient logistics.”Role in reducing food prices, carbon footprint At a time where food prices are at historic highs, the survey found that logistics is important for food security. “Transport and logistics directly affect the price and local availability of food through the performance and resilience of food chains, especially in African and Middle Eastern countries that depend heavily on food imports,” the World Bank said. In developing countries, particularly landlocked and poor ones, transport and logistics account for 20-60 percent of delivered food prices, according to the survey. “For instance, they make up 48 percent of the cost of US corn imported by Nicaragua.” The survey, which for the first time included environmental indicators, also found that green logistics is quickly gaining prominence in high-income and emerging economies – “a positive development, since logistics and freight-related activities may account for up to 15 percent of human carbon dioxide emissions”. “Trade logistics is key to economic competitiveness, growth, and poverty reduction,” said Otaviano Canuto, World Bank vice-president for poverty reduction and economic management. “Unfortunately, the logistics gap between rich and poor countries continues, and the convergence trend experienced between 2007 and 2010 has stalled as events like the global recession and the European debt crisis shifted attention away from logistics reform.” According to the World Bank, the way forward is clearly demonstrated by the top performers in the 2012 survey: “Only by fostering cooperation between the public and private sectors, and by considering the impact of all agencies on the supply chain, can a country create sustainable improvements in its logistical capabilities.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Bok squad bolstered for home tests

first_img23 September 2013Springbok coach Heynecke Meyer has bolstered his squad ahead of South Africa’s upcoming Castle Lager Rugby Championship home tests against Australia and New Zealand.Lock Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to the Bok camp having overcome the sternum injury that forced him out of the South African squad earlier this year. He has recently played two full matches for The Sharks.Centre Juan de Jongh, after failing to crack the nod for the trip to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, is also back in the line-up.‘Great’“It’s great to see Pieter-Steph back in action and I have to commend The Sharks for the good work they’ve done on getting him back to full match fitness,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement on Sunday.“He has always been part of our long-term plans and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back into the Springbok fold.“Juan is an experienced player and will slot back into the squad with ease as we start our preparations for the test against Australia at DHL Newlands on Saturday.”Fourie du PreezScrumhalf Fourie du Preez, who was superb when he came on as a substitute in the Boks’ 73-13 thrashing of Argentina in Soweto, is once again in the squad. The agreement with his Japanese club Suntory Sun Goliath is that he is he is available for South Africa’s home tests.After the Springboks’ highly controversial 29-15 defeat to New Zealand in Auckland, which subsequently resulted in the International Rugby Board withdrawing the red card handed to Bismarck du Plessis that forced the Boks to play 50 minutes with only 14 players, they trail the All Blacks by four points in the Championship standings.The Kiwis, after four wins in four outings, have 18 points. South Africa has 14 points from three wins, while Australia is on four points after edging Argentina 14-13 in Perth last time out. The Pumas prop up the table with two points.Potential deciderWhat it means is if both the Springboks, who take on Australia in Cape Town, and All Blacks, who face Argentina away from home, win this coming weekend, the test between the world’s top two teams at Ellis Park on 5 October could decide the winners of the title.Depending on the outcome of the game in La Plata, the Boks might also need another bonus point win over Australia.Given the unfortunate nature of their loss in New Zealand, South Africa will, no doubt, be hugely motivated to show they could have won with 15 men playing 15 men.The clash in Auckland was on its way to becoming a classic before Du Plessis’ sending off. That sets up the Johannesburg showdown as another potential doozy. Beating Australia, though, is the only focus for coach Meyer and his charges right now.The Springbok squad starts preparing for the test against the Wallabies on Monday in Cape Town.SPRINGBOK SQUADForwards (17): Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Juandre Kruger, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Gurthro Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane VermeulenBacks (13): Bjorn Basson, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (captain), Fourie du Preez, JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Ruan Pienaar, Jan Serfontein, Morne Steyn, Jano VermaakSAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

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Maharashtra farmers awaiting immediate aid, not new government: Shiv Sena

first_imgAmid standoff with ally BJP over formation of the next government in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Friday demanded immediate relief for farmers affected by unseasonal rains in parts of the state. In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said farmers who have suffered crop loss should be provided adequate compensationwithout attaching any conditions.“The farmers in the state are awaiting immediate assistance and not a new government,” the editorial said.It said farmers who were bearing the brunt of dry drought all these years are now facing wet drought as rains have continued despite end of monsoon over a fortnight ago. The Marathi daily said adequate compensation should be given to affected agriculturists without considering any terms and conditions like whether the damage was caused by heavy rains or unseasonal showers. Due to the rains since last month, all expenditure done by cultivators on farming had been wasted, the Sena mouthpiece rued. Taking a dig at senior ally, the BJP, the editorial said, “Instead of standing by farmers, efforts are focussed on garnering support for government formation.“Despite getting a mandate, there is still no new government in place,” it said. The editorial, however, did not name the BJP, which has rejected the Sena’s demand to split the Chief Minister’s post for 2.5 years each. There is a caretaker government in place which is busy shoring up its numbers to stake claim to form the next dispensation, the paper said. The editorial said a Shiv Sena delegation met the governor on Thursday demanding assistance for farmers whose crops have been damaged by unseasonal showers. Shiv Sena leader and Worli MLA Aaditya Thackeray was part of the delegation that met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. “More than politics of power, the Shiv Sena believes in saving farmers,” the paper added. The Sena and the BJP are locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of power in the next government. The Sena is demanding the post of Chief Minister for 2.5 years and 50:50 division of portfolios. Both these demands have been rejected by the BJP which has insisted that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will continue to hold the post for the next five years.last_img read more

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