Jan De Nul Confident for Year Ahead

first_imgJan De Nul Group has just presented the company’s Annual Report 2017 with an overview of its activities and a financial report.According to the release, in 2017, JDN realised a turnover of 1,758 million euro. More important, the company reported continued and even increasing profitability of Jan De Nul Group’s activities.The EBITDA in 2017 amounted to 365 million euro, rising to 21% of our turnover, an increase of the EBITDA margin compared to last year of no less than 4%. The net profit amounted to 70 million euro.JDN also added that the 2017 was concluded with an order book of 2.61 billion euro, a stable figure over the years.The order book includes several challenging projects: in Mumbai (India), a joint venture with Jan De Nul Group is deepening and widening the access channel to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port; in Cotonou (Benin), idn will build for the local authorities a submarine breakwater of four kilometer for protecting the coast; in Texel (the Netherlands), the company will reinforce the seaside of the Prins Hendrikzand dike, which is over 3 kilometers long, with sand; etc.Speaking about the strategic investments, JDN said that in the summer of 2017, the multi-purpose vessels Adhémar de Saint-Venant and Daniel Bernoulli were completed in China.Immediately after their delivery, the vessels got down to work for, among others, rock installation works, trenching operations, the installation of a gravel bed and the ballasting of Gravity Based Foundations.Also in 2017, Jan De Nul Group ordered three hopper dredgers, two with a capacity of 6,000 m³ each and one 18,000 m³ hopper dredger, showing the group’s focus on market leadership through the use of a diversified and modern fleet.Both 6,000 m³ hopper dredgers will be built by Keppel Offshore & Marine in Singapore with scheduled deliveries at the end of 2019 and in the first semester of 2020. The larger hopper dredger will be built in China by COSCO; the completion of this vessel is scheduled for 2020.The company’s newest and biggest self-propelled cutter suction dredger Willem van Rubroeck was launched in August 2017 on the shipyard Uljanik in Croatia. However, the construction of the vessel is set back following a reorganization on the shipyard. Its delivery is now planned for autumn 2018.The construction of three hopper dredgers with a capacity of 3,500 m³ each by Keppel Singmarine in China is going according to plan. The delivery of these vessels is scheduled for the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019. These vessels will be named after the Portuguese explorers Afonso de Albuquerque, Diogo Cão and Tristão da Cunha.To download the complete annual report of Jan De Nul Group please click here.last_img read more

Bundesliga: Leaders Leipzig suffer first defeat since October

first_imgIt was Leipzig’s first defeat in 14 games in all competitions since losing 2-1 to Freiburg at the end of October and they are now just two points clear of second-placed Moenchengladbach.After squandering 12 clear chances, with Germany striker Timo Werner the main culprit, Leipzig were punished for their lack of finishing.Frankfurt took the lead against the run of play through Toure’s stunning effort just after the break as he converted only his team’s second clear chance.A throw on from the left was flicked onto Toure, whose half-volley flew into the top corner on 48 minutes with Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi at full stretch.Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann reacted by boosting the attack, taking off midfielders Konrad Laimer and Tyler Adams and bringing on striker Yussuf Poulsen and ex-Everton winger Ademola Lookman.Leipzig grew ever more desperate in their efforts to equalise and with space opening up, Kostic, who hit the crossbar twice in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim, tucked home their second goal in the 94th minute to delight the Frankfurt crowd.Elsewhere in the title race, Moenchengladbach came from behind at home to poach a 3-1 win at Mainz to leap-frog Bayern into second in the table.After Sweden forward Robin Quaison gave Mainz an early lead, Gladbach’s French striker Plea banged in two goals either side of half-time before midfield replacement Florian Neuhaus grabbed a late third to rescue the three points.Jurgen Klinsmann’s Hertha Berlin bounced back from their 4-0 thumping at home to Bayern last Sunday which left them hovering just above the relegation places with a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg thanks to goals by replacement forward Dodi Lukebakio and defender Jordan Torunarigha.Paderborn moved off the bottom of the table with a 2-0 win at Freiburg, thanks to goals by winger Christopher Antwi-Adjei and a penalty by midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri. Read Also:Bundesliga: Haaland strikes two more goals as Dortmund rout CologneHowever, the visitors finished with 10 men when left-back Jamilu Collins was sent off with half an hour to go for a second yellow card.Union Berlin bounced back from their defeat at Leipzig with a 2-0 home win over Augsburg thanks to goals by defender Neven Subotic and attacking midfielder Marcus Ingvartsen.Dortmund are fourth in the table after routing Cologne 5-1 on Friday with Norwegian wunderkind Erling Braut Haaland scoring twice off the bench to give him with five goals in just two games after a hat-trick on his debut last weekend.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig suffered their first defeat since October as second-half goals by right-back Almamy Toure and winger Filip Kostic gave Eintracht Frankfurt a 2-0 home win on Saturday.Advertisement Leipzig’s stumble in Frankfurt opens the door for defending champions Bayern Munich, who are third, but can cut the gap at the top to just a point if they beat fifth-placed Schalke later at the Allianz Arena.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As Adults9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In Cinema6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Ownslast_img read more

PM Mottley, Gonsalves pay tribute to Sir Everton

first_img(CMC) – Amid glowing tributes paid to the cricketing excellence of late West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her Vincentian counterpart have drawn attention to his brilliance and how he was able to rise above hardship to become one of the greatest batsmen in the sport.Mottley said Sir Everton, who died on Wednesday at the age of 95, was “one of the most brilliant men that I have met as a Barbadian, with a turn of phrase and humour second to none”.“His life story represents the best of the Bajan journey – committed and confident, stylish and classy, dignified and urbane to the very end; a global citizen with Bajan roots,” she said of the man who was born into humble circumstances and left school at the age of 14 with no academic qualifications to boast about.“On behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, I salute Sir Everton as a true representation of the Barbadian can-do spirit; as a perfect example of perseverance over adversity; the embodiment of what our country requires today to beat back the bouncers of COVID-19, climate change and the economic inequality that we face day after day from rich and powerful nations.”Describing Sir Everton as a legend of the game, Prime Minister Mottley said he will live on in memory as someone to emulate.“Sir Everton, the last remaining member of the world-famous Three Ws, now joins his partners Sir Frank Worrell, who departed us in 1967, and Sir Clyde Walcott, who played his final innings in 2006, in history’s Pantheon of true gentlemen who indeed made cricket the ‘sport of gentlemen’,” she said.The cricketing great who was knighted in 1995, represented Barbados from 1944 until 1964, the West Indies from 1948 until 1958, and recorded a distinguished career of league cricket in England.“His name will forever be associated with the scoring of boundaries along the ground, ensuring that the scoring of those runs did not expose him to getting out. Absolute brilliance and genius!” Mottley said.Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines hailed Sir Everton as “a splendid example of the best in our Caribbean civilisation”.While remembering him as “one of the titans of batsmanship and cricket in the post-war period”, he also said the Barbadian was “an exemplar as a human being, a gentleman”.“Sir Everton possessed a fine, analytic mind …. I would remember him as perhaps the best between-overs commentator in Test cricket. He spoke things in simple, clear language. He saw far more than normal human beings could see at the game. You listen to him, and it was a joy as great as watching the cricket itself.“He would bring history, science, art and technical knowledge with a Barbadian earthiness – always grounded in our Caribbean civilisation,” he said.“We are not going to see another like him for another generation or two; they come once in a blue moon. We had three of them – the 3Ws – born within a small radius of each other…. For a small country, a small island, Barbados to produce such extraordinary talent, you can’t conjure this up in fiction.”Meantime, Jamaica’s Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said that Sir Everton had played a magnificent innings not only for his native Barbados, but for the entire Caribbean and the game of cricket.During Friday’s 20th special meeting of CARICOM leaders that was held virtually, leaders observed a minute of silence in his honourlast_img read more

Syracuse takes down Wake Forest in four sets as Jalissa Trotter registers 1,000th career assist

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Syracuse (11-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated Wake Forest (10-6, 2-2) Sunday afternoon at the LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Orange took the first two sets, 25-18, 25-17, before splitting the final two, 18-25, 25-13.Six different Syracuse players recorded four or more kills, including Ella Saada (13) and Santita Ebangwese (seven). Jalissa Trotter registered 28 assists, including her 1,000th career assist, and finished with a season-high four kills. Ebangwese (five blocks), Amber Witherspoon (five blocks), and Christina Oyawale (seven blocks) powered the Orange near the net.With the score knotted at seven in the opening set, the Demon Deacons committed two attack errors and a service error. Three points later, back-to-back-to-back Ebangwese kills extended Syracuse’s lead to 14-9. SU never looked back, as Ebangwese finished the set with five kills and a .833 hitting percentage. Wake Forest failed to score more than two points in a row during the set, something SU accomplished three times.In the second set, up 19-10, Wake Forest ripped seven points in a row, four of which were attack or service errors by SU. But three service aces by Saada propelled Syracuse to a set-ending 5-0 run. Saada ended the match with four aces, her highest mark of the season.Syracuse’s attack errors and defense in the third set allowed the Demon Deacons to steer clear of a three-set sweep. Down 13-9, Wake Forest scored six points in a row, three of which were attack errors by the Orange. Though it evened the score at 15, Syracuse allowed another Wake Forest 6-0 run. The Demon Deacons wrapped up the set with a 25-18 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse battled back after dropping the third set, scoring 16 of the first 20 points. The Orange pieced together three runs, 5-0, 6-0, and 4-0, respectively, before finishing off the final set, 25-13. Trotter tallied eight assists and two kills, and Saada chipped in with six kills in the set.The Orange returns home on Oct. 6 to host Clemson at 7 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

Garrett Richards will have Tommy John surgery, casting doubt on his future with Angels

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels drafted Richards 42nd overall in 2009, and he’s pitched 170 games for them since. In May 2016, he had the option of undergoing Tommy John surgery to replace the same UCL but opted instead for stem-cell therapy. This UCL tear, he said, is in the same area as the last one.The first injury limited Richards to six starts in 2016. He returned healthy in 2017 but was limited to six starts again, this time because of a strained biceps.“I don’t want to say the stem cell (injection) didn’t work for me because it did, obviously,” he said. “But it was just something that I did that one time, and it got me to this point, but it’s something that I made up in my mind that if I need it, just get it.” Richards is the fifth Angels pitcher to elect Tommy John surgery this year, joining Keynan Middleton, JC Ramirez, Blake Wood and John Lamb. Another, pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, has elected to rehabilitate an elbow injury via injections twice in the last year. Ohtani is currently limited to hitting duties only.“He’s our ace,” teammate Albert Pujols said of Richards. “It’s going to be pretty tough. It’s hard to replace those guys. It seems like every other day we just get hit by injuries. When you have more than half of your starting pitchers on the DL with injuries, it’s really tough to replace those guys.”Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney underwent an injection of bone marrow stem cells in May 2016 in response to a torn UCL, the same month as Richards. When Heaney’s ligament did not heal as well as the team hoped, he opted for Tommy John surgery later that summer. He returned late in the 2017 season and has made 16 starts this year.In Tommy John surgery, a tendon is harvested from elsewhere in the patient’s body – often his forearm – or in some cases, a cadaver. The surgeon grafts the new tendon in place of the damaged ligament. The procedure typically carries a 12- to 18-month timetable for recovery.Richards was seen as a potential candidate to be traded prior to the non-waiver deadline on July 31, if the Angels chose to become sellers. They began the day with a 47-46 record, fourth in the American League West and 11 games out of the league’s second wild-card position.The Angels have four games remaining before the All-Star break. Without Richards, their healthy rotation candidates consist of Heaney, Tyler Skaggs, Felix Peña, Deck McGuire and Jaime Barría. Nick Tropeano is expected to conclude a minor league rehabilitation assignment this weekend.ALSOBarría was optioned to advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga to make room for Skaggs on the active roster prior to Thursday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. … Several Angels pitchers have taken batting practice this week in advance of this weekend’s series against the Dodgers. … A few pitchers participated in “moderate” base-running drills, Manager Mike Scioscia said. … The Angels will not be able to use a designated hitter for the three games, so Ohtani will be limited to pinch-hitting duties.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Felix Peña, 1-0, 3.63 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-2, 3.44 ERA), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, SportsNet LA (where available) ANAHEIM — Garrett Richards decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, ending his season and casting doubt on his future with the Angels.Richards said that Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery on July 24. A free agent after this season, Richards does not expect to pitch again until 2020.“Obviously you think about it,” Richards said of his impending free agency. “I think just by going in and getting it done, getting past it, knowing that this thing is repaired and ready to go – not only for peace of mind for me but for whoever wants me to play for them as well. I just want to get back to competing and doing what I do.”The 30-year-old right-hander went 5-4 with a 3.66 earned-run average in 16 starts this season. He exited his most recent start Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners with discomfort in his right forearm. Thursday, Richards revealed that his elbow had been bothering him since early June.“The last week before I went on the DL while I was battling a hamstring strain, my arm just kind of felt like it wasn’t really rebounding,” Richards said. “The ball was coming out of my hand fine and I was still able to pitch obviously, but it got progressively got worse. Toward the end, I couldn’t really hide it anymore.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw pitches five scoreless innings; Dodgers score in ninth to win

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “The first game was more of a kick start,” Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said. “This game was, ‘All right, we’re here. Let’s get it done.’”Kershaw retired the first nine Yankees in order, waited out a 12-minute rain delay before the bottom of the fourth and retired the side in order again. That was enough for visions of another difficult choice to start dancing in Dave Roberts’ head just four days after he pulled Rich Hill from a perfect game for big-picture precautionary reasons.“It did cross my mind,” the Dodgers manager said.The rain returned in the fifth inning and play was suspended for 48 minutes this time. Kershaw threw “a simulated inning” in the batting cages under the stands while the rain passed and then headed back out to the mound for the bottom of the fifth.His perfect game and no-hitter did not survive the delay. The Yankees’ first batter in the fifth, Starlin Castro, hit a hard one-hop grounder to third baseman Justin Turner’s backhand. The ball took a nasty hop and clipped Turner’s throwing hand on the way through to left field. NEW YORK >> Clayton Kershaw had control over his fastball, curveball and slider Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. He did not have control over the forces of nature.Kershaw endured two rain delays — one of only 12 minutes — to pitch five scoreless innings in his second start back from the DL. Four innings later, the Dodgers scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees.Coupled with another loss by the second-place San Francisco Giants, the win moved the Dodgers’ lead in the National League West back to five games and cut their magic number to clinch the division to 13.With a fourth consecutive division title now feeling inevitable, the more welcome news Wednesday for the Dodgers was the fact that Kershaw was more himself in his second start than he was in Miami on Friday, his first big-league start after spending 75 days on the DL with a herniated disc in his back.center_img That was surprisingly ruled an error but Chase Headley followed with a clean single.After a sacrifice bunt put both runners in scoring position, Kershaw regained his footing and struck out Rob Refsnyder and Austin Romine to end the threat – and his day. Kershaw didn’t go back out for the sixth after throwing 64 pitches in his five scoreless innings. With the rain-delay inning added in, he threw about 80 pitches, the number the Dodgers had targeted for his second start.Next up for Kershaw will be the Giants and a matchup against their ace, Madison Bumgarner, on Monday. As strong as he looked in New York, Roberts is not quite ready to declare Kershaw fully back to normal.“No, I think we’re still, I don’t want to say in the woods, but I still think that it’s not full go with Clayton,” Roberts said. “I talked about it being sort of a rehab start in Miami, but as the usage, the intensity, the length of his starts ramps up I think we will see a better Clayton each time. The concern for his recovery I think will be a little less. But I think after the start, the intensity of today, the unforeseen circumstances, I’ll feel a lot better tomorrow when I talk to him.”Kershaw would have none of the ‘rehab mode’ talk.“I was obviously thankful to be back the first time but I wasn’t thinking about that,” he said. “Once you start pitching, you’re pitching. You’re trying to get guys out and if you’re not doing that effectively you need to look at it. So I did that.“Just a little better overall today. Maybe back on a normal routine, a normal four days almost – or whatever my normal is now. Maybe that helped a little bit, I don’t know.”Kershaw rated the outing “a little bit better than last time” but his pitch efficiency was significantly better and his breaking pitches, in particular, looked more like their lethal self.“Yeah, the secondary stuff looked sharper today and I think that’s probably one thing he was more frustrated with in Miami, the secondary stuff,” Turner said. “It looked like the Clayton Kershaw we all know tonight. So that’s a positive sign.”A relay of relievers kept the Yankees at bay, allowing just two more hits the rest of the way.The Dodgers’ offense finally put together the winning rally in the ninth – with the Yankees’ help.Corey Seager led off with a sinking liner at the feet of second baseman Starlin Castro. Castro botched it for an error and Seager stole second base. He scored when Turner sent a double down the third-base line.Two batters later, Turner scored when Yankees reliever Dellin Betances fielded an easy comebacker in front of the mound and tossed the ball over the head of his catcher and to the backstop. The runs (both unearned) were the Dodgers’ first since Monday, ending a string of 17 scoreless innings during which they managed just eight hits.last_img read more

ANALYSIS: Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Relations with GazidisArsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has largely been supportive of Wenger but the South Africa-born administrator admitted to fans in April there would have to be changes even if Wenger stayed. That apparently upset Wenger and put pressure on their relationship. The 52-year-old — who has been in situ since 2009 and is broadly supportive of the Frenchman — will not wish to be seen to having promised changes only for none to be forthcoming, even if it leaves Wenger fuming.Backroom staffThere has been disquiet about some of Wenger’s coaching staff with, according to The Times on Monday, goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton and fitness coach Tony Colbert in the eye of the storm. The Frenchman, however, is none too keen to see changes in his personnel — former Ireland international Peyton has been with him since 2003 and Colbert, a sports and exercise scientist, arrived in 1999.Some form of compromise will be sought, but it will be a surprise not to see some changes if only to show the board isn’t totally at the behest of Wenger.RELATED STORY Arsene WengerLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsene Wenger looks set, according to the British media, to be offered and agree to a new contract at an Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday, ending months of uncertainty which the Frenchman admitted affected performances.Here AFP Sports looks at five problem areas which will need addressing in order to make next season a less bumpy ride for the 67-year-old and for the Gunners supporters:Transfer policyThis has been a perennial gripe for fans and pundits alike, that Wenger doesn’t like to get involved in bidding wars with the Gunners’ major rivals and resorts to what appear to be last-minute panic buys and paying over the odds. Some board members reacting to these concerns wished to install a director of football who could work on potential transfer targets but this has been vehemently opposed by Wenger.“I don’t understand and I never did understand what it (director of football) means,” he said. Some reports suggest the person hired could be titled a director of operations but with his duties restricted to scouting and analytics.Building bridges with fansA few olive branches required here. Wenger made clear on Saturday, both before and after the FA Cup final win over Chelsea, his hurt and anger at certain sections of the Arsenal support venting their spleen at him during the season and demanding he go. Normally placid and cerebral in his remarks to the press, he was especially frank in his pre-FA Cup final interview with the BBC.“The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that. I will never forget it….That kind of behaviour does not reflect what Arsenal is,” he said.Former players critical of Wenger as well as those fans who wanted him out would reply they have had to witness Groundhog Day almost every season since their last Premier League title (‘The Invincibles’ unbeaten campaign in 2003/04) of failing to keep star names, replacing them often with poor purchases and not really threatening to win the championship at the business end of a season.Persuading Sanchez to sign new contractAlexis Sanchez’s performance in the FA Cup final illustrated how crucial he is to the Gunners. His contract expires in 2018 and persuading him to sign a new deal is pivotal to Wenger winning some brownie points with the disenchanted fans as he could then build a team around him and a serious title challenge as a result.The 28-year-old Chilean, though, has made it clear to be a great player you need to win trophies on a regular basis — two Copas America have sated his international appetite — hence why Bayern Munich’s apparent interest in him could turn his head.last_img read more

‘Plain angry’ Jordan joins sports world call for change after Floyd death

first_imgLos Angeles, United States | AFP | NBA icon Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in America Sunday as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents.“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said in a statement Sunday, as protests over Floyd’s death on May 25 spawned violence and looting. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country.“We have had enough,” said Jordan, who was famously reluctant to comment on social issues during his playing career.Floyd died on May 25 after a white policeman in Minneapolis had held his knee on the handcuffed man’s neck for several minutes.“We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability,” Jordan said.Jordan joined a chorus of voices from the NBA, NFL and other US sports demanding change for black Americans, but the demands weren’t limited to the United States.French footballer Marcus Thuram and England international Jadon Sancho called for justice for Floyd after scoring in Germany’s Bundesliga.Thuram took a knee after scoring for Borussia Moenchengladbach in a match against Union Berlin, while Sancho marked one of his three goals for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn by lifting his jersey to reveal a T-shirt bearing the words “Justice for George Floyd.”Thuram’s gesture echoed the protest of US racism spearheaded by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose decision to kneel during the national anthem at games in 2016 sparked outrage.The gesture has now been heartbreakingly compared to the death of Floyd, who pleaded that he couldn’t breathe as Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin kept his knee on his neck.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent an internal memo to NBA employees on Sunday that said the league shares “the outrage” that has followed the death of Floyd — which comes in the wake of the police killing in Kentucky of emergency health worker Breonna Taylor in her home, and the fatal shooting of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.Commissioner Adam Silver sent an internal memo to NBA office employees Sunday, offering thoughts of frustration and sadness after watching the protests around the country over the weekend.“We are being reminded that there are wounds in our country that have never healed,” Silver said in the memo, which was obtained and published by Yahoo.“Racism, police brutality and racial injustice remain part of everyday life in America and cannot be ignored.” With US pro sports on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, American athletes had no chance to demonstrate on the field of play.Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris were among a number of NBA players who took part in demonstrations over the weekend.Brown drove 15 hours to lead a peaceful protest march in Atlanta, Georgia.“First and foremost, I’m a black man and I’m a member of this community,” the Georgia native said.– ‘Too many tragedies’ –Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, himself the son of a policeman, said that as violence escalated it was imperative to keep Floyd’s death at the forefront.“The response we are seeing across the nation, to the murder of George Floyd, is decades in the making,” Rivers said in a statement. “Too often, people rush to judge the response, instead of the actions that prompted it.“We have allowed too many tragedies to pass in vain. This isn’t an African-American issue. This is a human issue,” Rivers said.US tennis great Serena Williams posted a moving video on Instagram that featured a young African-American girl overcome by emotion as she addressed a public meeting, finally able to force out the words: “We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel like this.”Teenage tennis phenom Coco Gauff, who is black, had a simple question on her Instagram post: “Am I next?”And two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, whose mother is Japanese and father Haitian, reminded her social media followers: “Just because it isn’t happening to you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening at all.”NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the violent protests “reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel.With Kaepernick still unable to find a job in the NFL, not everyone was convinced by Goodell or by San Francisco 49ers chief executive Jed York, who pledged $1 million to combat systemic racial discrimination.Former 49er Eric Reid, who knelt alongside Kaepernick tweeted: “Nobody wants your money Jed. We want justice.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Without fear of the Bernabéu

first_imgThen, three draws, the last one, last season, September 29, 2018, 0-0. Of course, Simeone must find another scorer: the Atlético footballer who was caught in the last Madrid-Atlético no longer has him on the squad. Antoine Griezmann. It was the goal in 2015-16, in 2016-17 and in 2017-18, the only goal of Atlético in the Bernabéu derbis. In fact, the Frenchman was also the one who scored for Atlético in the last League match between them, the Wanda Metropolitano last season, February 9, 2019, result 1-3.In the victories of Atlético to Real Madrid in 2013-14 and 2014-15 Cholo had three different scorers. Diego Costa, Tiago and Arda Turán. In the last red and white victory there Simeone’s scorer was already Griezmann (0-1, the first of Zidane). Cristiano Ronaldo and Özil were the authors of the goals in the last white victory in a derby. 0-1 on December 1, 2012. Simeone already coach and Mourinho on the opposite bench. Atlético will be as is, out of Champions positions, with the infirmary full, with just 15 field players to form an eleven, but he does not fear the Bernabéu. He has been since 2012, season 12-13, without losing in the field of Madrid in LaLiga. Six games, zero losses since 2013-14, when the rojiblancos won 0-1 with a goal from Diego Costa, assistance from Koke. Two more victories followed that one.last_img read more

Batang Gilas survives Malaysia in Fiba Asia U16 opener

first_imgMALAYSIA 57 — Tang 17, Lee JH 9, Teoh YK 8, Wong 8, Foo 4, Tan EW 4, Yap 3, Khor 2, Tan CW 2, Lee W 0, Teoh WH 0.Quarters: 11-13, 30-27, 49-40, 62-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No shot: LeBron struggles, but helps Cavs down Mavericks 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Terrence Fortea. Photo from FIBA.comBatang Gilas Pilipinas survived a determined Malaysian squad, 62-57, in the opening day of the 2018 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Foshan, China.Terrence Fortea topped the Nationals with 15 points on a 6-of-21 shooting, while also hauling down nine rebounds and two assists to lead the charge.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kai Sotto also unloaded 12 markers, 16 boards, four blocks, and two dimes as he triggered the Philippines’ 13-3 decisive run in the third quarter that turned a 36-37 deficit to a 49-40 advantage at the end of the period.Raven Cortez also impressed with his double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, while RC Calimag got eight markers and six boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was a terrible shooting display for the Philippines as it shot just 27-percent from the field, including a 2-of-27 from three, and 12-of-30from the free throw line.Batang Gilas, though, went to its strengths as Sotto and Cortez lorded in the paint, with the latter giving them the 13-point edge, 59-46 lead with 5:11 remaining. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Malaysia’s John Tang kept his side within striking distance and trimmed the deficit down to five, 59-54, with 2:52 left, but Cortez and Sotto drained their charities to put the game away late.Batang Gilas will next face Australia on Wednesday for a chance to top Group B in the preliminary round.Tang paced the Malaysians with 17 points and four rebounds.The Scores:PHILIPPINES 62 — Fortea 15, Cortez 12, Sotto 12, Calimag 8, Go 4, Andrada 3, Guadaña 3, Padrigao 3, Lazaro 2, Balaga 0, Bautista 0, Chiu 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more