RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon A fierce football rivalry will be rekindled on Saturday in La Liga when Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid clash in the Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano. The game, which will be the 165th encounter between both teams in La Liga, will be exclusively broadcast live on SuperSport Select 4 at 8pm to GOtv Max subscribers.The two giants meet for the first time this season, although Atletico trounced Real 7-3 in a pre-season game in July.Real Madrid, however, have recovered from their patchy pre-season form. They currently remain unbeaten and top the league table with 14 points after six games. Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane, now has the full complement of his squad and can call on Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Vinícius Jr. in attack, while relying on midfield marshal, Casemiro, defenders Raphael Varane and captain Sergio Ramos to keep opponents at bay.On the other hand, Atletico have endured mixed fortunes, losing and drawing one game apiece in their last three games. Los Rojiblancos, currently third, will however, want a change of fortune. Manager Diego Simeone can call on attackers Joao Felix and Diego Costa; midfielders Thomas Partey and captain Koke and defender Luis Jimenez.Also on Saturday, Juventus, the Italian league champions, host SPAL. The game will be broadcast live at 2pm on SuperSport Select 5 exclusively to GOtv Max subscribers.The Old Lady are trailing table toppers, Inter Milan, by two points and hope to close the gap or even get one better than their title rivals. SPAL have a daunting task, having lost four of their last five games, conceding 11 goals. Manager Walter Mattioli’s team will have a tough time trying to contain Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala, the likely attacking set-up to be deployed by his opposite number, Maurizio Sarri.Two Premier League games are also scheduled for broadcast over the weekend, as Chelsea host Brighton Hove and Albion at Stamford Bridge on Saturday at 3pm, while Newcastle United travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Sunday at 4:30pm. Both games will be broadcast live on SuperSport 2 to GOtv Plus and GOtv Max subscribers.Coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s elite football competition, continues with matchday 2 games during the week.Juventus will continue their match to advance from the group stage when they face German side, Bayer Leverkusen, at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday at 8pm, while Chelsea travel to France to face Lille at 8pm. Both games are live on SuperSport Select 4, exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.Active and disconnected GOtv subscribers can take advantage of the ongoing Step Up campaign when they pay N2,600 and upgrade to GOtv Max while GOtv tops up the remaining N600.For more information and other scheduled programming, visit www.gotvafrica.com Follow GOtv @gotvng on Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOtvNigeria.Tags: Atletico MadridGoTVReal MadridUEFA Champions League
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Wright State Collegiate Young Farmers and the Darke and Mercer County Farm Bureau Emerging Ag Conference will be taking place Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Wright State University – Lake Campus, 168 Dwyer – Dicke Hall | 7600 Lake Campus Drive, Celina, OH 45822.The Cost is $5 per member, and $10 for non-members. The registration deadline is Feb. 5.The schedule includes: Ag financing — Tina Mellinger, USDA-FSA; Weed management—Neil Doherty, BASF and Kyle McCalla, Trupointe; Creating your own small business — Tori Bruns, Mustard Seed Farm Market & Matt Aultman; Biosecurity measures — Dr. Elizabeth Bielke, Cooper Farms; Transitioning the farm — Larry Gearhardt, OSU Extension; Cover crops and managing nutrients — Greg Downing, Cisco Seeds; and Janelle Mead, Ohio Department of Agriculture.Call 855-335-1471 or email [email protected] to register.
If your affiliate is looking to grow its junior numbers, why not take inspiration from the Cairns Pirates Touch Football Association (CPTFA), who were a successful applicant in the 2012/13 Targeted Growth Program.The Targeted Growth Program has helped the CPTFA grow junior Touch Football in Cairns and in turn strengthen senior participation into the future. As well as junior growth, CPTFA are hoping to further develop relationships with schools, further educate and assist parents and help young talented players to contribute to the development of the junior program, as Kev Dwan explains. “The funding from TFA has been gratefully received by CPTFA in their endeavour to grow junior Touch in Cairns and thereby also strengthen the future senior program,” Dwan said. “Funding has already assisted with the purchase of equipment for the conduct of the program and particularly with equipment that will be used by coaches involved in the delivery of Touch in select school (after schools).” “Funding has also been used to enable coaches to deliver these Touch programs after school in nominated primary schools with a high proportion of indigenous students. These children love having the opportunity to learn the sport.”Dwan said that the funding will also help CPTFA to promote the junior competition within the Cairns community and the school sector.Applications for the 2013/14 Targeted Growth Program (TGP) are now open and all affiliates are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click on the link below:http://austouch.com.au/index.php?id=13&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3893&cHash=ddf3ad2ae2Related LinksTargeted Growth Program
PSG coach Tuchel: We can’t underestimate Man Utdby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel insists they won’t be underestimating Champions League opponents PSG.The two teams have been drawn for the round of 16 clash.Tuchel said: “I don’t think we are favourites.“It’s a challenge yet I have confidence in my side. We need to show respect to United — but we believe in ourselves.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp: Napoli can win Champions Leagueby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Napoli are good enough to win the Champions League.The Reds and defending champions suffered a humbling 2-0 loss to the Italian outfit in Naples.Goals from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente were enough to give Napoli the win.Speaking about the game and Napoli, Klopp said to the club’s official website: “They can win the competition, that’s how it is. “If you have a good plan, if you have good players, which is what they obviously have, then they can win the competition. “We experienced that you don’t have to be the best team in the world to win the Champions League. “You have to be in the right moment, you need to be lucky in some situations and when there’s only two guys in the room that think it’s a penalty you still have to accept that’s a penalty, but that’s all. “They can win the competition, of course.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
ESPN PlayoffThe college football preview of ESPN The Magazine has been released. In the magazine are a number of predictions for the 2016 season. Twitter/Playoff.Among them: a College Football Playoff forecast. ESPN college football expert Brad Edwards has made his prediction for the playoff and the New Year’s Six bowls. Here’s ESPN The Magazine‘s College Football Playoff:No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 4 WashingtonNo. 2 LSU vs. No. 3 ClemsonHere’s ESPN The Magazine‘s national championship:No. 1 Oklahoma over No. 3 Clemson. The rest of the New Year’s Six bowls:Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Houston vs. Notre DameCapital One Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. AlabamaRose Bowl: Michigan vs. USCAllstate Sugar Bowl: Tennessee vs. TCUThe full magazine is on newsstands now. [ESPN]
Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), plans to invest more than US$3 billion to develop the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St. Elizabeth, where it operates the Alpart alumina refinery. The park, which is expected to generate approximately 60,000 jobs, is pivotal to Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI), development of which is being spearheaded by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA). Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), plans to invest more than US$3 billion to develop the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St. Elizabeth, where it operates the Alpart alumina refinery.The park, which is expected to generate approximately 60,000 jobs, is pivotal to Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI), development of which is being spearheaded by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA).It is one of the three largest being developed by the Authority. The others are the Caymanas Special Economic Zone in St. Catherine, and Vernamfield Aerotropolis in Clarendon.Work on the park’s development is expected to get under way by year end.Chairman of the JSEZA, Metry Seaga, provided details during a media briefing at the Authority, Waterloo Road, St. Andrew, on Wednesday (June 20).Mr. Seaga said the park’s phased development will involve the establishment of a bauxite/alumina refinery and an electricity plant to power this and other businesses that are set up; and a smelter that will underpin JISCO’s focus on manufacturing aluminium and its by-products locally.“I think it is important that we, as Jamaicans, understand the game changer that this is going to be. It is going to transform, not only St. Elizabeth, but all the towns around it. Most importantly, this has the backing of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. This is real and we are going to make it happen,” the Chairman said.Meanwhile, Mr. Seaga, who indicated that this is part of a wider project targeting housing developments, said JISCO has given an undertaking that liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be utilised to generate power.“(They) made it very clear that this is not going to be a concrete jungle… and that they are going to make sure that this is ecologically friendly… with lots of green space. So, that’s encouraging,” he added.Meanwhile, JSEZA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Eric Deans, said the key summary findings of the Logistics Hub Initiative Master Plan, which was recently endorsed by Cabinet, articulate the creation of three new towns around these SEZs that will impact 75,000 households and 220,000 residents, “but, more importantly, a market reach of 80 million persons”. It is one of the three largest being developed by the Authority. The others are the Caymanas Special Economic Zone in St. Catherine, and Vernamfield Aerotropolis in Clarendon. Story Highlights
Arden appears to have been caught off guard by the quote in the book, titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership.”Responding to a tweet about the news, she posted on her Twitter account in her signature humour: “The world’s gone mad.”Hey @jannarden you appear to have made it into James Comey’s book. So that’s a thing that happened. pic.twitter.com/JZs78mEEJ9— Rosemary Barton (@RosieBarton) April 16, 2018 Facebook She’s also written three books, had various TV stints and produced two documentaries. Advertisement TORONTO — Words of wisdom attributed to Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden have made it into the new book by former FBI Director James Comey.The book’s first chapter, titled “The Life,” begins with a quote attributed to the eight-time Juno Award-winning artist.It reads: “To not think of dying, is to not think of living.” The world’s gone mad…. https://t.co/geoE0nic44— jann arden (@jannarden) April 17, 2018When a Twitter user speculated that Arden might be bothered by the news, she responded: “Not at all — I’m very touched.”Not at all- I’m very touched— jann arden (@jannarden) April 17, 2018 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Jann Arden poses for a portrait in Toronto on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Words of wisdom attributed to Canadian singer-songwriter Arden have made it into the new book by former FBI Director James Comey.Christopher Katsarov / THE CANADIAN PRESS Login/Register With: Twitter
The fleeting public outrage was enough to force the NFL to reconsider its personal conduct policy, but the league hasn’t yet codified many policies. Public pressure to do so, meanwhile, along with the media spotlight, has largely disappeared. In early September, the story of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino exploded in the media, sparking a debate about how to prevent — and respond to — domestic violence in the NFL and society at large. But why September? The actual assault happened in February, and yet it took almost seven months for media coverage to reach its height, according to a search of Lexis-Nexis.The answer is simple: On Sept. 8, TMZ released the video of the assault, which brought the story back into the news. But even then, our attention spans — perhaps unsurprisingly — are short. Here’s a more detailed look at the media coverage that Rice, as well as the overall issue of domestic violence in the NFL, has received since the beginning of September.For the week following the video’s release, articles mentioning “Ray Rice” averaged about 1,900 per day, according to Lexis-Nexis; articles mentioning both “domestic violence” and “NFL” averaged nearly 1,120 per day. The past week, however, pales in comparison: “Ray Rice” has been written about 37 times per day, and “domestic violence” and “NFL” have been mentioned in 44 articles per day. This is despite news that Rice could be reinstated as soon as next month.Rather, NFL news is back to covering on-the-field events. For example, Google Trends shows news about Peyton Manning has been chugging along at about the same rate (not including the recent surge in coverage of his breaking the career touchdown record) and has overtaken headlines about Rice.
When athletes on the Ohio State baseball team step up to the plate next season, they’ll be gripping a new and relatively unfamiliar type of bat. Beginning Jan. 1, all NCAA teams must use bats that are aluminum — like the bats they have used in the past — but are designed to knock the ball slower, at the same speeds as wooden bats. “It’s definitely going to change our game,” OSU coach Greg Beals said. “It’s not going to be as offensive.” The new regulation is a response to rising offensive statistics by college baseball teams. Some say the aluminum bats are to blame for the offensive outburst and hope the new bats will level the playing field. “The teams that are going to be successful are teams that get ahead of the curve,” Beals said. “You don’t want to play 15 to 20 games and realize, ‘Oh hey, the games are going to be different.’“ Players also have to adjust to using the new bat. “A well-struck ball that sometimes might go for a double or even a home run, stays in the yard or is cut down to a single,” senior infielder Tyler Engle said. Although teams aren’t required to use the new bats until January, OSU has been practicing with them all fall. “We’ve seen enough in our scrimmage games here in the fall that we know the games are going to be different,” Beals said. “We’ve got to value each base runner and each base that we can get.” Athletes said the Jan. 1 deadline to switch over to new bats won’t be a problem. “Nike is our bat manufacturer and Nike has supplied us with a full line of the new bats for our guys to use,” Beals said. The new regulation also aims to protect pitchers, who have taken more hits from fast-flying balls in recent years. But Engle said he doesn’t think pitchers will be much safer. “They are such a short distance away and the force (of the ball) coming off the bat, I don’t think they have enough time to react anyway,” he said. Some athletes have said the new bats have a smaller “sweet spot,” but the bats aren’t expected to stump batters who have been successful in the past. “Good hitters are still going to get hits, and good teams are still going to score runs,” Beals said. Using an aluminum bat similar to their wooden counterparts might help college players prepare for using wooden bats at the professional level. “It definitely will prepare our guys a little bit more for playing at the professional level,” Beals said. The Buckeyes won’t be the only ones getting used to the new bats, but Engle said to expect lower-scoring games next spring. “I think everybody in the country is going to have to (change) because the balls aren’t leaving the yard,” Engle said. “You won’t see too many double-digit run games.”