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Jan
18

A squad built in weeks: Man United women’s team is revived

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “It was a blank canvas,” Stoney said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I wasn’t coming in and clearing up anyone else’s mess. I wasn’t inheriting players. It was stressful. Trying to put the entire squad together and staff in just over four weeks is a bit of an ask.”The appointment of Stoney was a statement by United. The former England defender is one of only eight female coaches among the 22 teams in England’s top two women’s divisions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Concerns over sexist attitudes are still encountered, too, particularly when Stoney is accompanied by assistant coach Willie Kirk.“People automatically go and shake Willie’s hand,” Stoney said. “They think because he’s the man, he’s the head coach. I think it is a really strong decision by Manchester United to put a female coach in because the more you make it the norm, the more people will respect it, the more you break the barriers and the divisions. We want to get to a point where it is just football wherever it’s men’s or women’s.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals vs Cilic Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil United vice chairman Ed Woodward said in 2012 that the idea of reviving the team had never been discussed by the board.By March this year, Woodward realized girls deserved the chance to graduate from the existing youth ranks to play for United — just like Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba did.“There was whispers just after Christmas that Manchester United were thinking about coming in and everybody in the game got excited,” Stoney said. “I put myself forward because for me it’s one of the biggest jobs in football.”Stoney has accomplished what would be unthinkable in the men’s game, persuading seven players to cross the northwest divide and leave Liverpool for United, including goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and defender Alex Greenwood.“We want to play a style of football that entertains you know and that has driven my recruitment process,” Stoney said.Both Chamberlain and Greenwood were alongside Stoney as teammates, not just in England’s run to third place at the 2015 World Cup, but also at Liverpool until February. Adding an extra edge to United’s opening match, Liverpool is the opponent in the Continental Cup.“There are not many bigger rivalries in football,” Stoney said at the Aon Training Complex.The sprawling Carrington campus, reached down an unmarked private road, is the home of United men’s teams in south Manchester. Stoney’s side will train in the north of the city at The Cliff, which the men used until 2000.Whatever the distance between the team bases, Stoney feels United is an integrated operation.“I’ve never been at a club where I’ve felt so much a part of the club,” Stoney said. “There’s not a day gone by since I took the job where I haven’t gone ‘Wow.’ It’s what I’ve dreamed of in terms of where the women’s game needs to be. It’s what I would have absolutely wanted when I was a player.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Man United women’s team manager Casey Stoney smiles during an interview with the Associated Press at Manchester United’s AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Stoney has rebuilt the Man United women’s soccer squad and the rebooted women’s side plays its first game upcoming Sunday Aug. 19, 2018, against Liverpool, with Stoney as coach. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)MANCHESTER, England — Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney has completed the job many soccer coaches would envy and some find daunting: Assembling a squad completely from scratch.Thirteen years after Manchester United women’s team was disbanded to prioritize resources on the men, gender equality has returned to one of the world’s richest sports teams. Only 83 days after being granted a license by the English Football Association, United’s women’s side plays on Sunday against Liverpool with Stoney as coach.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 73,000-capacity Old Trafford stadium, however, remains the preserve of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League title-chasing side. Casey’s team will be playing at the 12,000-seat Leigh Sports Village with adult season tickets costing 39 pounds ($50) compared to 532 pounds ($680) for the cheapest at Old Trafford.Attracting larger crowds is crucial to generate more revenue for women’s soccer. An average 953 fans are watching WSL matches.“That’s been the biggest challenge,” said Stoney, who has also played for Arsenal and Chelsea. “We’re growing the game all the time. We know it’s not where it needs to be but having Manchester United in the women’s game is a massive thing.”Stoney told her players how important they are to spur the game’s growth.“I’ve got two young daughters. I want them to come to a game and … (think) ’I want to be one of those girls,’” Stoney said. “If they can inspire my little girls to play football then to me that’s the legacy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The women’s game has been transformed in England since women last pulled on United jerseys in a senior fixture in 2005.The Women’s Super League has been growing in status since its launch in 2010 and the entire 11-team topflight is now fully professional. United has a squad of 21 professionals trying to gain promotion from the second-tier Championship.“I come from an era where we used to pay to play,” recalled the 36-year-old Stoney, who appeared 130 times for England.Just as Manchester City has overhauled its neighbor’s men as the dominant force in the Premier League, the Abu Dhabi ownership has also invested to turn the women’s team into WSL champions.United is playing catch-up due to famed coach Alex Ferguson’s determination to focus resources on his men’s pursuit of English and European supremacy. The women’s team was scrapped months before United was bought by the Florida-based Glazer family in 2005.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Jan
18

Expect stronger Rockets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In the Philippines, sports apparel giant Adidas has released the newest signature sneaker of Harden, the reigning league Most Valuable Player.Putting emphasis on balance, stability and traction, the Harden Vol. 3 is designed to suit Harden’s game that relies on quick and sudden movement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This shoe means a lot to me,” said Harden. “Our challenge is to come back and [get] better every year, and I really think we’ve been doing that.”Adidas Philippines unveiled the Harden Vol. 3 in a trial run that involved select cagers, including Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine, Ginebra forwards Kevin Ferrer and Aljon Mariano, University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhuetie and Diego Dario and Kobe Paras.  —AP, CEDELF P. TUPAS PGT champs resume battle in Luisita invitational Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden scored 23 points and Chris Paul and Clint Capela had double-doubles as Houston cruised at Memphis, 121-103, in an NBA preseason game over the weekend.Paul had 14 points and 11 assists and Capela 12 points with 13 rebounds. Seven players scored in double figures for Houston, which made 20 of 47 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Jan
12

Date set for legal challenge by PPP to LAA changes

first_imgLGE gerrymanderingOne day after legal action was filed in the High Court on behalf of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner, Bibi Shadick, to halt Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan’s move to change Local Authority Areas (LLA), a date has been set for the hearing.Attorney Anil Nandlall said on Tuesday that the fixed date for hearing is 14:30h on the September 14, 2018, before Justice Gino Persaud. The Applicant filed judicial review proceedings in the High Court against decisions of named respondents, Communities Minister Bulkan and Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield.Nandlall told reporters on Monday that the PPP’s action is not geared at delaying the entire Local Government Elections set for November 12 but rather; elections in the contested Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) could be rescheduled until the outcome of the court case.In the writ seen by Guyana Times, the Applicant is seeking several orders which seek to bring the Communities Minister’s alterations into the conformity with Local Democratic Organs Act, Chapter 28:09. In so doing, the Applicant is petitioning the court to have Bulkan’s orders declared null and void.The Applicant made an application for an Order or Writ of Certiorari to quash Bulkan’s order of holding elections of seven NDCs without first issuing an Order under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to identify the NDCs by name, boundaries, and number of members. These NDCs are Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; and Wyburg/Caracas.The Applicant is also seeking two Orders of Certiorari against GECOM CEO Lowenfield. The first moves to quash the Commission CEO’s decision to fix the exterior boundaries in respect to the said seven NDCs, adding that the move was an abuse of power, illegal and constitutes a “usurpation of the statutory functions” of Minister Bulkan.A second Certiorari order wants to quash his decision to demarcate constituency boundaries within the said seven NDCs on grounds that his actions did not first involve the consultations of electors and stakeholders which include political parties. In this regard, Shadick views Lowenfield’s actions as irregular or improper exercise of discretion, in bad faith, or having cited irregular consideration, adding that it has no legal effect since this would be a violation of Article 13 of Guyana’s Constitution.More than that, Shadick is seeking an Order or Writ of Mandamus to compel Minister Bulkan, under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to establish the boundaries and number of members in respect to the Municipality of Mahdia and other eight other LLAs so that elections could be held by November 12.These would be Aranaputa/Upper Burro-Burro; Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; Wyburg/Caracas. With regard to the aforementioned NDCs, the Applicant is seeking another Order of Mandamus for Lowenfield for him to hold consultations with stakeholders on the establishment of constituency boundaries within the said Local Authority Areas.The Applicant’s final Order or Writ of Mandamus wants Lowenfield to also hold consultations in relation to the re-demarcation of constituency boundaries in Rose Hall and 13 NDCs. These are Evergreen/Paradise; Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt; Malgre Tout/Meerzorgen; La Grange/Nismes; Toevlugt/Patentia; Caledonia/Good Success; Woodlands/Farm; Mahaicony/Abary; Zeelust/Rosignol; Blairmont/Gelderland; Ordnance Fortlands/Number 38 Village; Adventure/Bushlot; and Numbers 52-74.Shadick is also seeking the State to pay her court costs in addition to seeking other orders, directions or writs as the court sees fit. Her grounds are that Bulkan failed to issue an order to identify the said boundaries under the Local Democratic Organs Act, making his actions null and void. She meanwhile said that Lowenfield went beyond his exercise of discretion re-demarcating the existing constituency boundaries as outlined in the orders sought before the court.The writ also outlines that the purported establishment of seven NDCs without complying with the provisions of the Local Democratic Organs Act is unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect. She said too that Lowenfield acted with authorisation in this regard, while adding that Minister Bulkan unilaterally made changes to the number of seats in 14 Local Authority Areas.last_img read more

Jan
6

Man United blow! Hummels move off the table after defender is named Borussia Dortmund captain

first_imgManchester United’s pursuit of Germany defender Mats Hummels is now over after he was named Borussia Dortmund’s new club captain, according to Bundesliga reporter for DW Sports, Jonathan Harding.The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer, with Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal desperate to strengthen his defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season.Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp branded rumours the star centre-back was nearing a €20million switch as ‘garbage’ earlier in the window, though reports from Germany have continued to suggest a move could still be on the table.Meanwhile, Arsenal are also thought to be keen on a swoop for the World Cup winner, after allowing Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen to leave for Barcelona.But German football expert Harding insists Hummels is going nowhere this summer.“Mats Hummels is a very comfortable man and he’s just been made the club captain at Borussia Dortmund,” he told Kick Off.“I don’t think he’ll be going anywhere this summer, and that is that. Why would the club name him their captain and then sell him in the same window?”last_img read more

Dec
30

Everton boss Martinez plots beat the deadline loan move

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez might be tempted into the loan market to supplement his squad.The Goodison boss appears to have kept John Stones out of Chelsea’s grasp but he lost Tom Cleverley for the foreseeable future to a serious looking knee injury on Saturday.Everton fans are keen for their club to spend more money to chase down the Premier League’s biggest sides, but pragmatic Martinez admits he is more likely to wheel and deal in the loan market. 1 When asked if he could be tempted into making a temporary signing, hez said: “Yes, maybe. We want to use the time and see if we can do something.”last_img read more

Dec
28

The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa has it all wrapped up for the festive season

first_imgFestive fun is on the way at The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Letterkenny, as bookings are now being taken for the last remaining two popular Christmas party events.This warm and welcoming, award-winning four star Donegal hotel is renowned for its award-winning food, charm and beautiful cosy snugs, allowing guests to sit back, relax and get into the Christmas spirit.Seasonal celebrations kick off in style this December, beginning with the Young at Heart Christmas Party on Wednesday 7th December. The afternoon bash includes a scrumptious lunch at 1pm followed by bingo, music and entertainment, all for only €18.50pp. On Friday 9th December, the Woodlands Suite opens its doors to the last remaining Christmas Party Night, a festive night to remember. A candlelit drinks reception kicks off the christmas party night, before guests indulge in a four course festive gourmet dinner and dance the night away with the amazing Pat Gallagher Band and a late night disco, all for only €29.95pp.Partygoers can add overnight B&B to their package on the Friday date for €35pps. There is only one night remaining for this event, so make sure to book tickets soon in order to secure your spot at the award winning Silver Tassie.There will be no shortage of Christmas cheer at The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa this year, for reservations or further details please call a member of the team today +353 74 91 25619 or visit www.silvertassiehotel.ie.  The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa has it all wrapped up for the festive season was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmashotelpartysilver tassie hotel & spalast_img read more

Dec
26

Courtois’ Chelsea career over, goalkeeper signs six year-deal with Real Madrid

first_imgThibaut Courtois has finalised his move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.The Belgium international, named the best goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup, has signed a six-year deal with the Spanish giants after completing a medical on Thursday. 👋 #WelcomeCourtois🖋 @thibautcourtois pic.twitter.com/TU6c6JWj7f— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018Courtois had a year remaining on his Chelsea deal and did not report for training with the Blues this week, before the transfer was agreed for a reported £31.5million.The 26-year-old passed a medical at Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital and was later unveiled as a Real player at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Mateo Kovacic moving on a season-long loan to Chelsea as part of the deal.He spent three seasons at Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid, on loan from Chelsea, and expressed a desire to return to the Spanish capital from London.Chelsea allowed him to go after paying £71.6m to sign Kepa from Athletic Bilbao – a world record fee for a goalkeeper.Courtois lifted two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, establishing himself as number one despite the presence of Petr Cech.With Courtois going AWOL on Monday, he clearly damaged his relationship with a number of Chelsea supporters.The former Racing Genk stopper deleted an Instagram post on Wednesday night in which he thanked the club and fans ahead of his move away.last_img read more

Dec
25

DONEGAL TEXT-DRIVERS HAVE HAD MANY NEAR MISSES – ROAD SAFETY BOSS

first_imgDonegal’s Road Safety Officer has said he has anecdotal evidence that there have been a number of near misses through motorists across Donegal driving and texting.Eamon Browne told Donegaldaily.com that he is pleading with drivers not to use their phones while on the road.“We have anecdotal evidence to suggest there have been a lot of near misses on Donegal’s roads because of this behaviour. “Using a phone while driving is now the second biggest offender while driving after speed.“We have to get the message out that this behaviour is simply not acceptable,” he said.He said if people have to use their phones in cars then they should use Blue Tooth or simply pull in to the side of the road.He was speaking as Gardai launched a campaign to target drivers using mobile phones after an unacceptably high level of detections. Gardai say there is welcome evidence that there has been a major decrease in the number of crashes locally.But they say the number of people being detected using mobile phones while driving is worrying.Now a campaign is to be launched by the Donegal Road Safety Working Group to crack down on the issue.The head of the Traffic Corps in Donegal, Garda Inspector Michael Harrison, said there will be no excuses for people caught chatting and driving.“All you have to do is look around the county and you will see it. There is no way you can have proper control over a vehicle while speaking on the phone. “We will be mounting operations over next couple of months.“If you are caught you will receive penalty points and you will receive a fine,” he said.DONEGAL TEXT-DRIVERS HAVE HAD MANY NEAR MISSES – ROAD SAFETY BOSS was last modified: February 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eamon BrowneRoad Safety OfficerSupt Michael Harrisonlast_img read more

Dec
25

LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES CDP NOTES

first_imgKarate for Kids /Adults every Monday night in the Rosses CDP building Chapel Rd Dungloe. Kids from 6pm to 7pm €5 per session and adults from 7 pm to 8pm €6 per sessionEnglish Language classes every Friday evening in the Rosses CDP building Chapel Rd Dungloe from 7pm to 9pm. If you want any further information please telephone 074 95 61686.Thai Chi classes are on every Wednesday morning, the session starts at 11am to 1pm and costs €3 per session. All you need is to wear loose clothing a towel and a bottle of water. For further info Tel the Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686. Play matters and the Breakfast Art Box is for toddlers , babies and mums to come together to engage in creative art activities, its fun and affordable quality play which facilitates them both to participate in activities whilst playing and learning together. If your about the town on a Monday between 10am and 12 midday and have a bit of free time call into the Rosses CDP building on the Chapel Road for a cuppa and a bit of Art AttackThe Rosses CDP are hoping to start a new class called the BOKWA its a new Group Fitness Program. Its for all ages Children and Adults welcome. Bokwa participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing and addictive cardio workout routine. Moving together to today’s most popular music, No counting steps .. no difficult choreography to remember … just moving to popular music hits. This class will commence pending on numbers. For information contact the CDP Dungloe on 074 95 61686.Spraoi Le Cheile AGM will be held on Thursday the 21st February 2013 in the Spraoi Le Cheile building at 7pm.  LOCAL NEWS: ROSSES CDP NOTES was last modified: January 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses CDP noteslast_img read more

Dec
25

ALERT: DONEGAL BATTERED AS HURRICANE WIND STORM HITS COUNTY

first_imgALERT: DONEGAL is being battered by severe storms, with roads flooded and damage caused to property overnight.Gardaí have issued an urgent warning to motorists.Force 11 gales – with hurricane-force wind gusts of 140km/hr – are hitting coastal areas along the west of Donegal. The extreme low pressure system is being accompanied by a storm surge, raising water levels in some areas by up to three metres.Trees have been uprooted in many areas, with flood waters also hampering drivers.Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke said people should avoid walking in coastal areas today as some of the highest tides of the year are expected.“Seas are going to remain high, and they’ll reduce a little on Friday but then they’re back up on Sunday and Monday,” he warned. “It will be dangerous along the coasts.”The low pressure system approaching Donegal Bay on Sunday evening could spark another Red Alert warning from Met Eireann.You can send us updates or pix in your area to info@donegaldaily.com, or leave a comment below. ALERT: DONEGAL BATTERED AS HURRICANE WIND STORM HITS COUNTY was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more