first_img Loading… Premier League champions Liverpool are close to landing Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas for an £11.75m fee. The 24-year-old has been one of the Greek side’s star performers this season as they stormed to their 45th Greek Super League title and were knocked out of the Europa League round-of-16 by Wolves. Liverpool opted for Tsimikas after they were unable to agree a fee with Norwich City for Jamal Lewis in their pursuit of a deputy for Andy Robertson. Norwich wanted £20m, whereas Liverpool valued Lewis at closer to £10m.Advertisement Tsimikas (r) was knocked out of the Europa League round of 16 by Wolves this week Read Also: French star Mbappé hands PSG injury boost, returns to training Liverpool have been watching Tsimikas for a long time, as they believe he has the quality to develop into a world-class defender and also thinks he represents great value in the current economic climate. The player is expected to fly to the UK as soon as possible for a medical and to discuss personal terms. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

first_imgBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi has given a young fan a moment he’ll never forget in his life after gifting him a life-changing glasses. According to Marca report, the forward worked with OrCam technology company to help them promote some life-changing glasses that can assist sufferers of blindness. The Argentine star was there in person as one young boy tried on the new technology. “OrCam MyEye is incredible, it’s magic,” Messi said. Annually, Messi will be present to hand over a ‘MyEye’ device to somebody who is either blind or visually impaired. “I’m very proud to be an OrCam Ambassador because it’s really going to make a difference,” Messi confirmed. “We’re looking at a device that will change the lives of its users. Interestingly, OrCam Technologies are closely linked with Messi, and will be attempting to make the lives of blind and visually impaired people happier  . To this end, the plan to provide assistive sight technologies and raise awareness of the challenges that the blind and visually impaired community face on a daily basis. In addition, OrCam will organise meetings between dozens of visually impaired people from around the world, with the Barcelona forward help to raise the profile of the technology as well as making a dream come true for a patient.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Uzoho trains with Apoel teammates for the first time “It has been a really exciting process, meeting these people from all over the world has been a truly magical, inspiring thing.” At the last count, approximately 300 million people around the world suffer with the aforementioned vision conditions, but the MyEye device would drastically improve their quality of life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest Car Manufacturers In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of Censorship10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The DNR Division of State Parks recently honored volunteers and employees for their commitment to conservation in 2018.Outstanding volunteer awards went to:—Gerald Thomas, who has been volunteering at Fort Harrison State Park for more than 10 years. He walks trails, picks up litter, and photographs the park for staff.—Kenny Karem, a Falls of the Ohio State Park Foundation Board member for several decades. He has fundraised, led hikes, and volunteered at virtually every function Falls of the Ohio has hosted.Partnership awards went to:—Tippecanoe River State Park and the Pulaski County Soil & Water Conservation District for restoration of riverbank that was losing an estimated 20 tons of sediment a year. In the process they created an area that can be used by park guests.—Ouabache State Park and the Friends of Ouabache State Park for their work in funding and restoring the historic park fire tower that had been closed since 2015. The friends group generated $75,000 in donations from the local community to cover more than half the cost of the restoration work.—McCormick’s Creek State Park and the Luetkemeier family for the planning, development, funding, and construction of the Centennial Cabin, a popular addition to the park because of its size and amenities.—The Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Executive Director of the Lincoln Amphitheatre, Marc Steczyk, were presented with a Special Recognition Award honoring their work to make the Lincoln Amphitheatre a fiscal and community success. Attendance at concerts and events between 2015 and 2018 increased 60 percent, and guests were once again able to see a Lincoln-based drama—Staff at Spring Mill State Park, in partnership with Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, received the Cultural Resources Award for restoration of the Red Cross Cabin, which was obtained from Bedford North Lawrence High School. The cabin is now available as a rental facility for group meetings, family reunions and weddings.Awards were also presented to DNR employees.—Randy Rhine, general manager of the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek, received the Tulip Tree Award, the division’s highest honor. Randy’s leadership at Canyon Inn delivered $2 million in revenue. He did a lot of work developing staff.—The staff at Tippecanoe River State Park received the Property Achievement Award for its restoration of several historic WPA structures, including the interior and exterior of Tepicon Recreation Hall, the river shelter and the river comfort station.—Justin Emmons, assistant manager for wildlife, and the team at Salamonie Lake received the Natural Resources Award for work in upland early successional habitat improvements and overall excellence in managing through prescribed fire, invasive shrub removal, and work in upland forests, grasslands, and wetlands.—Central office staff including Erin Gick, Kim Marcum, Christie Sorrels, Jane Brandt, Savannah Riley, Melissa Stewart, the customer service center and communications teams received the Innovation and Leadership Award for their work in promoting, producing and delivering the 2018 Holiday Gift Packs, which generated more than $1 million in revenue.—Johnny Ray Cyrus was named Inns Team Member of the Year. He has been a leader in the Potawatomi Inn food and beverage department for the past three years and was honored for his willingness to serve both guests and staff, and his achievements in improving the bottom line.—Amanda Foor received a Director’s Award. Amanda is DNR’s Human Resources director and has guided decision-making, a new applicant experience, recruiting efforts and positive support for employees.last_img read more

first_imgParis St Germain coach Laurent Blanc could again incur the wrath of Newcastle boss Alan Pardew. Commenting again on the 27-year-old this week ahead of PSG’s opening Ligue 1 encounter at Montpellier on Friday, Blanc has even suggested Tottenham are interested in his services. Quoted on, Blanc said: “He is a very good player. I have not changed my mind (about him). “For now, he is at Newcastle. I have also read he is in Tottenham’s plans. “Newcastle, Tottenham or Paris – I hope he will still be at a big club in September.” Blanc, who has already spent £95million on transfers this summer, would again appear to be declaring his interest in Cabaye before the window closes at the end of this month. Pardew, however, is unlikely to be impressed given it was only a month ago he last criticised Blanc for his remarks about Cabaye. At the time, Pardew said: “I don’t think that’s right. “He can get on the phone to me, or make a bid. I think that’s the right way to do it. “I think the way it’s come out isn’t perhaps respectful to Yohan.” Pardew has already admonished Blanc once this summer for seemingly speaking out of turn with regard to Yohan Cabaye. As manager of the France national team for three years before taking up his new role at PSG, Blanc is only too aware of midfielder Cabaye’s qualities. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Associated Press Seiko Hashimoto’s response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on July 24 as planned.The issue of a delay follows the fast-spreading virus that has been blamed for 12 deaths in Japan and has shut down most schools, sports competitions and Olympic-related events in the country. The virus that started in China has been detected in at least 70 countries, with 90,000 cases and 3,100 deaths reported.IOC officials and Tokyo organizers have repeatedly said they expect the Olympics to open on schedule.In other outbreak sports concerns:— The Italian Cup semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday in Turin has been postponed indefinitely as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus outbreak in Italy. Over 50 people have died and more than 2,000 have been infected in Italy by the COVID-19 virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NCAA TOURNAMENTAn NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can’t be ruled outUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is ruling out no contingencies when it comes to coronavirus and the NCAA Tournament. NBA-NEWSKyrie Irving has shoulder surgeryUNDATED (AP) — Kyrie Irving has undergone surgery to repair the injured right shoulder that ended his first season with the Brooklyn Nets after just 20 games.The Nets say the procedure to relieve the impingement was performed Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The team says Irving is expected to make a full recovery.Irving began having trouble with the shoulder as he worked to get back in shape after another injury in the preseason. He missed 26 games before returning in January. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy did not dismiss the possibility of games being played with no fans in arenas. The games presumably would still be televised.The NCAA declined further comment to the AP on the possibility of no fans in the stands. Also, the NCAA announced it has established a coronavirus advisory panel of medical, public health and epidemiology experts and NCAA schools.TOKYO GAMES-POSTPONEMENT?Japan Olympic minister says games could be held any time in 2020TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. In other MLB news:— Carlos Carrasco made his first start for Cleveland since last May, allowing two runs over two innings against the Angels. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last May and missed three months while undergoing treatment. He returned to pitch 15 innings of relief in September.— An arbitrator has accepted Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s rationale for delaying Kris Bryant’s debut at the start of the 2015 season. The ruling was that there was no proof of “a nefarious motive” by Epstein to delay the third baseman’s eligibility for free agency. The decision accepts Epstein’s explanation that injuries to Mike Olt and Tommy La Stella prompted the timing of Bryant’s call-up to the Cubs in April 2015. Had Bryant been brought up one day earlier, he would have been eligible for free agency after this season.—Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss the team’s season opener at Baltimore on March 26 because of their injuries. Judge is having more tests to determine the cause of soreness in the right pectoral area near his shoulder. Stanton strained his right calf last month.— Houston ace Justin Verlander says the groin tightness that has slowed him this spring is no longer worrisome. Verlander made his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday, throwing 2 2/3 innings against the Cardinals. MLB-NEWSSale has elbow sorenessUNDATED. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say starter Chris Sale has undergone an MRI after experiencing soreness in his throwing elbow.Manager Ron Roenicke said Sale felt the soreness in his elbow Monday morning, the day after his 18-pitch batting practice session. Sale missed the last seven weeks of last season due to elbow inflammation, finishing the year 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 25 starts.Sale already was slated to start this season on the IL after reporting to camp with pneumonia. Irving signed with Brooklyn in July along with Kevin Durant, who is recovering from surgery to repair his Achilles tendon.In other NBA news:— The Pistons say guard Derrick Rose suffered a sprained right ankle during the first quarter of Sunday’s loss at Sacramento and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks. The 31-year-old Rose is averaging 18.1 points over 50 games this season, his highest scoring output since 2011-12. He was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2010-11 but hasn’t played more than 66 games in any season since.— Suns forward Kelly Oubre (OOL’-bray) Jr. will miss at least four weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Phoenix has gone 0-3 while the 6-foot-7 Oubre sat out because of the injury. Oubre ranks third on the team with 18.7 points per game and is averaging 6.4 rebounds.— Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is missing tonight’s game against Charlotte due to personal business. The team announced former Spurs star and assistant coach Tim Duncan would step in as head coach. Popovich is expected to return for San Antonio’s next game against the Nets on Friday night. Will Hardy said he and fellow assistant Becky Hammon would collaborate with Duncan. — St. Louis pitcher Andrew Miller will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time as he tries to regain the feel for his pitches. The two-time All-Star and 2016 ALCS MVP with Cleveland says there’s no pain, but that his release simply doesn’t feel right. Miller says the issue contributed to his disappointing 5-6 record and 4.45 ERA last year. Update on the latest in sports: March 3, 2020last_img read more

first_imgJames Washington was interested in playing football for Syracuse before Syracuse was interested in recruiting him.To Sinclair Brown, his Winter Park (Fla.) High School wide receivers coach, the defensive end/linebacker from Florida’s intrigue with the Orange was a surprise.‘It was shocking to hear, that that was the number one school he was asking about,’ Brown said in a phone interview. ‘He just said the whole school and the background, and the history, and he’s seen all these movies about Jim Brown and the other kid (Ernie Davis). He did research on his own.‘Then once the coaches came and told him how they plan on using him, he just got really excited about it.’Washington liked Syracuse so much that he gave the Orange his verbal commitment to join the Class of 2012 on Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound Washington, who can play defensive end or linebacker, is the seventh recruit to commit to Syracuse in the Class of 2012. He is rated a three-star recruit by both and ESPN, and a two-star recruit by is placeholder textWashington chose Syracuse over a plethora of other options. He received offers from Iowa State, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Illinois, Cincinnati, Purdue and Duke, among others.And apparently, Syracuse was always at or near the top of that list. Brown said he worked as a mentor for Washington throughout his recruitment, assisting him with receiving offers and meeting coaches. Washington was always waiting for Syracuse to come see him, he said.‘I remember last year as a junior he asked at the beginning of the season had Syracuse called or anything,’ Brown said. ‘I ended up sending a couple of emails and nothing came through, and then finally once they came … that’s the school he’s been waiting on.’ Florida analyst Chris Nee said Washington is a prolific pass rusher whose biggest strengths are his ability to get into the backfield and his versatility to play either defensive end or outside linebacker.Nee said Washington is a north-to-south-type player, which means his main goal is to break into the backfield. He’s also good at finishing a play once he reaches the ball carrier. For a Syracuse defense that strives to attack and break into the backfield, Washington seems like a perfect fit.‘He does a good job with finishing plays,’ Nee said. ‘He told me he racked up 15 sacks last year, I couldn’t find official stats but watching his tape I could tell he did have numerous sacks on the season.‘When I talked to him in the spring, he gave me his offers, but as we were chatting, he said at that time Syracuse was pretty far up there. And then he called me about a week later and again reasserted that Syracuse was among his top three, between them, Iowa State and I want to say Florida International at that time.’Washington said he did a lot of research online about Syracuse, both the university and the football program. Bobby Van Warner, one of Washington’s teammates at Winter Park, is the son of two SU alums and also has interest in playing for Syracuse. Washington talked to Van Warner’s parents to get a sense of what Syracuse is like as well.The defensive end/linebacker committed to Syracuse without even taking a visit.‘They had a top-10 defense in the nation, they really get after the ball,’ Washington said in a phone interview. ‘And I talked to some alumni about the campus and they said it was really nice, so I checked it out online and I decided.’Washington was mainly recruited by SU offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Greg Adkins and defensive ends coach Tim Daoust. Adkins and Washington developed a strong connection based on trust throughout the recruiting process. Washington said he researched the things Adkins told him, and everything he said checked out.His discussions with Daoust were mainly about defensive schemes. Washington ‘loved’ the speed of the Syracuse defense, Brown said. And whether he’s at defensive end or outside linebacker, Washington will now have a chance to contribute to that speed and get into the backfield in the uniform he has wanted to wear for quite some time.‘They think if he can come in as a defensive end, come and put the weight on, then they want to keep him there,’ Brown said. ‘But if not, he’s going to be a great stand-up pass rusher.’ Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on June 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more

first_imgIn a game that saw both sides score a collective seven goals Tipp ran out winners on a full-time score of Tipperary 4-16 Louth 3-11.Stephen Gleeson was at the match for Tipp FM Sport. Tipp manager Peter Creedon spoke to Stephen after today’s game.  Elsewhere in Division 3 Fermanagh ran out 2-19 to 2-10 victors over Limerick today in Enniskillen.And Armagh beat Clare on a full time score line of Clare 1-11 Armagh 3-11.Tipperary will need one of the Division 3 leaders, either Fermanagh or Armagh to lose in their two final games, if the Premier County are to be back in with a shout at promotion. Tipp are currently sitting in third in Division 3 as the only team on six points. Fermanagh and Armagh are at the top of the table on nine points each.last_img read more

first_imgKilfeacle take on Bandon in the Munster Junior Clubs’ Challenge Cup FInal at Smith’s Road in Charleville.Club stalwart Johnny Luby says the sides know each other pretty well.Thurles also face Cork opponents in a provincial decider – in their case it’s Kinsale in the Munster Junior Clubs’ Challenge Final, which will be played in Fermoy. Meanwhile, Fethard meet Killarney in the Martin O’Sullivan Cup decider at Tanner Park in Ballincollig.Clanwilliam travel to Cobh Pirates in their rearranged last 16 tie in the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup – it kicks-off at 2.30pm, unlike the cup finals which begin half an hour earlier.last_img read more

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April. The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA.English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK health and emergency services fight back to limit the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak.In its statement, the FA also underlined its commitment to resuming the 2019/2020 football season, as well as assessing potential contingencies as to how the competitions would be finished in a safe manner.Football leadership has backed UEFA’s decision to postpone its EURO 2020 tournament until a provisional June or July period, allowing European domestic leagues to finish the campaigns.Seeking to finish its domestic schedule, the FA will extend its current rules and regulations which deem that the ‘season shall terminate no later than the 1 June’ so that each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season.The joint statement ends: “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.”The news of the postponement will, inevitably, affect the betting industry with football being one of the sector’s biggest industries. This has led to many companies identifying esports or virtual sports as potential short-term replacements until the live sporting schedule resumes.last_img read more

first_imgKiwi gaming startup Uproar is a platform which rewards gamers for playing games. Founded in 2016, is entirely free to join and players earn points for completing in-game objectives or taking part in the Uproar community. They can use the points to buy in-game items like skins and currency or gear like peripherals from Razer and SteelSeries. Charlie Meaden, Uproar.ggSince the start of 2017’s monthly active users (or MAU’s) have grown by 1200%. With support for League of Legends, Paladins, Vainglory, Halo Wars 2, Halo 5, Destiny, Smite and Dota 2 added in the last 3 months, the fair assumption is that this will continue to grow. has also continued to build on successful partnerships with Gaming studios such as HiRez and Perfect World.CEO and Founder Charlie Meaden commented: “The platform not only provides an engaging platform for gamers, but it has achieved exceptional success for gaming companies who have advertised on Uproar. 30% of gamers on Uproar try a new game because of our reward system and 42% of our Users interact with our video advertisers.”It is of course common for most games to see an erosion of their player base as time goes on and player retention is a key challenger for all studios. It’s here that sees itself as providing a valuable service to help these studios retain their customer base or introduce new games.Meaden explained: “Uproar aims to solve this pain for gaming companies and brands by helping them reach targeted audience, 92% of our users are male between 18 – 25 years old. Also Uproar has achieved proven success by helping gaming companies and brands increase engagement with their existing users. Over half of total users of Uproar, regularly participate regularly in Quests, and over half a million quests have been completed on our platform.”Esports Insider says: Half a million Quests completed in eight months isn’t bad. We first spoke to Uproar back in December 2016 and it’s great to see the company flourishing. The concept; players being rewarded for playing the games they enjoy is simple and logical enough, though it’s the manner in which Uproar have delivered it that is clearly working.last_img read more