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first_imgAir tankers on Wednesday dropped retardant in front of the fire closest to the village to slow its progress. The fires have burned 65 square miles (168 sq. kilometers) from McGrath to Dillingham. They began after lighting strikes. The division says firefighters are staffing five fires and monitoring the rest. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Division of Forestry officials say they’re busy fighting or monitoring 15 fires burning in southwest Alaska. The division says 58 people are working on the fire. The division says the fire is backing toward the village of 92. The highest priority is a 3.3 square mile (8.5 sq. kilometer) fire within two miles of the village of Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwim River about 275 miles southwest of Anchorage.last_img read more

first_imgMicheal Hector (Chelsea FC website photo) Jamaican footballer Michael Hector has signed a a five-year-contract with English Premier League champions Chelsea for a sum of £4.5m.Hector, who was born in England, but chose to represent Jamaica at an international level, is much travelled at 23-years-old having had 11 loan spells since joining Reading in 2009.  The player, however, impressed after signing a new three-year deal last season.Crystal Palace registered an interest in the Jamaica international on Tuesday morning, but the Blues have launched a late bid after Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo scouted him in recent weeks.  The player is expected to be loaned back out to Reading.last_img read more

first_imgAssistant Coach of the Windward Islands Volcanoes, Fernix Thomas, said the team is set to erupt today in their showdown against table toppers, Guyana Jaguars in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day tournament. The two sides will clash in a fourth-round encounter at the Providence National Stadium from today and Thomas, the former Windwards fast bowler, attributes this confidence to the come-from-behind victory over Jamaica Scorpions in the previous round.They have now won two of their three matches, their only loss coming at the hands of the Jaguars in the first round.Thomas opined that the team is equally balanced but admitted that they have been dependent on their bowling as their strength. “We are an all-round team, basically we have been bowling out teams in the three matches we played. Our bowling is mainly our strength and our batting has shown once we put our heads down we can do the work.”Volcanoes’ ace bowler, Shane Shillingford is out of the match and Thomas said the loss was a big blow for his team. “Shillingford is this person who always give you his all and gets results, as you saw in Jamaica he was not there and the bowlers took 20 wickets so yes we are missing Shillingford and his absence is a great loss for us.” Volcanoes will be further depleted without Sunil Ambris who will be departing for the West Indies Board XI along with Vishaul Singh, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Raymon Reifer of the Jaguars.“The spirit is really high and that is what is expected when you come-from-behind and win a game on the road and once you winning on the road that adds the positive energy in the team,” he said.Looking at the first round the assistant coach stated: “We felt we should have beaten Guyana in the first round. We have worked on our mistakes and we continue to work had and see it as something we look forward to when playing Guyana a good challenge.” Jaguars is set to include Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul in their side but Thomas brushed off any indication of Volcanoes seeing them as potential threats in the side.“Guyana has played without them and beaten almost everybody, they are good cricketers and they show that on the regional scene, we have a lot of respect for them, it’s always a good competition between the two teams and we expect that.”Thomas said the wicket is what is expected of a Guyana wicket. “Looks like a normal wicket that will spin suitably for [Veerasammy] Permaul, who we have respect for, but we know what we have and who plays the better cricket on the day.”last_img read more

first_img Arnold Dsouza ALSO READ: Next Year’s Olympics Will Be Cancelled If Pandemic Not Over: Games ChiefASLO READ: RM Vs FBG Dream11 Prediction, Top Picks, Chinese Professional Baseball League Live Info COMMENT ALSO READ: The Rock Misses UFC, NBA, NFL And Olympics Action, Set To Make Major Announcement TomorrowTokyo Olympics coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 impact on Tokyo 2020While speaking to Nikkan Sports, Tokyo 2020 president Mori revealed his concern about the spread of the coronavirus in Japan. Japan has already recorded 13,000 cases of coronavirus and over 300 deaths so far. Questions were asked about whether a further delay might be required to analyse the situation of coronavirus in Japan. However, Mori denied the possibility of the Tokyo Olympics postponed by another year to be held in 2022, hinting that the games might need to be ‘scrapped’ instead.  First Published: 28th April, 2020 17:52 IST The coronavirus pandemic has postponed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that were supposed to be held later this year. However, the latest comments from Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori sent social media into meltdown after the 82-year-old hinted that the Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled altogether if the coronavirus outbreak remains out of control in the summer of 2021. The scrapping of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 would be the first time the Games would be cancelled since World War II began in 1939.ALSO READ: ‘I Miss Racing Every Day’, Says F1’s Lewis HamiltonTokyo Olympics coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponedThe International Olympic Committee(IOC) and the Japanese government came to an agreement last month over the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc all across the globe. The Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 plague. However, there is a chance that the Tokyo Olympics could be discarded completely according to comments made by Tokyo 2020 chief, Yoshiro Mori. Last Updated: 28th April, 2020 17:52 IST Tokyo 2020 Chief Fires Warning That Olympics Could Get Scrapped Next Year; Fans React Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori suggested that that the postponed Olympic Games could be cancelled if Japan is unable to control the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Written By LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgRecent changes effected by Mohamed Salah on his profile suggest the 27-year-old is infuriated by Egypt’s football federation after FIFA deemed votes by the Egyptian FA for player of the year awards invalid. The Liverpool forward amassed a total of 26 votes to trail winner and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, fellow teammate Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday. Consequently, the former Chelsea striker removed every trace of Egypt on his Twitter bio letting it read “Footballer for Liverpool FC” only. Coaches and captains of every national football federation recognized by FIFA alongside one journalist from each country get to vote for the player of the year. According to the Egyptian FA, team captain Ahmed ELmohamady and former coach Shawky Gharib had chosen Mohamed Salah as their favourite for the award but later discovered their votes were omitted prompting it to write FIFA. FIFA revealed the votes were invalid because the forms carrying the votes sent by the EFA did not carry the signature of its General Secretary and also, the signatures on the forms were in capital letters. The world football governing body said it had sent two reminders on 19 August 2019 to the Egyptian FA to correct and revert the forms but had gotten no response uptil the timeframe of Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 and as a result, considered the votes void. Salah who is reverenced as an icon in his country said, “Whatever they do to try to change my love for Egypt, they will not succeed.” Howbeit, the vote of Egypt’s media representative Hany Danial counted and was listed on FIFA’s website. Hany choose Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgBrazilian football legend Ronaldo is set to lead his country’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup, as a report suggests that he has accepted the opportunity to take charge of the Local Organizing Committee.The 1994 and 2002 World Cup winner will meet with Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president and former head of the LOC Ricardo Teixeira on Wednesday in order to finalize the tasks his new role will entail, according to Globoesporte. Ronaldo will then be officially presented as the new head on Thursday.Teixeira chose to step away from the spotlight after being embroiled in allegations of corruption and fraud, and offered the former Barcelona and Inter star the chance to replace him at the weekend. ‘O Fenomeno’ will hence follow in the footsteps of iconic former players like Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini, who played major roles in organizing the 2006 and 1998 tournaments respectively.Ronaldo’s former international teammate Cafu was among several illustrious names who lent their approval to the decision.“I approve and I believe that he can do a great job. There are so many people that are linked with football and that are not athletes, they do not understand much. Ronaldo has his business, so he knows how to administrate. He will become a better leader with time and experience,” the World Cup winner affirmed.The 2014 World Cup preparations have been dogged by claims that the project is behind schedule, with the country’s infrastructure and transport network coming under particular scrutiny.last_img read more

first_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. BRIT Jamie Chadwick will test drive for Jaguar in her pursuit to become a Formula E driver.The 21-year-old’s dream is to race in Formula One but would love to learn her trade and race in the electric series first.Jamie Chadwick became the first W Series champion last yearShe already test drives for Williams in F1 but will now drive for Jaguar in the rookie test in Marrakesh after the ePrix on February 29.Exclusively speaking to SunSport, she said: “It’s an opportunity to showcase what I can potentially do in Formula E.“But also above anything else just to get more experience in this series as it is quite different.“Ultimately a career in Formula E is the goal, FE is something I am a huge fan of, I think it’s rapidly developing. “The cars and circuits are all developing and the teams and drivers are all at such a high level.“It’s of course something I aspire to be involved in, from my side I will keep pushing as hard as I can.“If an opportunity comes around then that’s great, but I think I’m still a little bit away from that, still a bit more to do in the junior formula but we will see.”This will be the second team Chadwick will test drive for in FE, after driving for NIO last season.In 2019 she won the inaugural W Series title, achieving five podiums in just six races of the all-female championship.Chadwick was also the first woman and youngest driver to win the British GT Championship, before going on to be the first female to win a British F3 race back in 2018.Felipe Massa races the world’s fastest animal in Formula E’s Gen2 car Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Funny Moments Of Football DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

first_imgRobert Johnson has come a long way from the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles, where he and his family used to move almost on an annual basis, where his father was shot and killed when he was 6 years old, and where many of his friends ended up dead or in jail.Johnson is finishing up a successful three-year career at Utah, a place he’d never heard of before Ute assistant coach Kalani Sitake convinced him this was the place for him.He’s made the most of his time in Utah, both on and off the field, as an all-conference safety for the football team, a soon-to-be college graduate and through his service to the community.Whether it’s speaking to hundreds of junior high kids at the annual Salt Lake Kiwanis Club “Terrific Kids” program, which he’s done for two years in a row, or coaching 8-year-olds in Pop Warner football for six weeks in the summer, Johnson is always eager to give back.”He’s the first to volunteer for that stuff,” says Sitake. “He goes to elementary schools, juvenile centers — he’s always trying to help people out. He always has a smile on his face and is really sincere in getting to know people.””He loves serving others,” adds safeties coach Morgan Scalley. “A lot of his past has been people taking things from him and dealing with adversity. He just wants others to be happy. We get e-mails all the time saying what a great representative and ambassador of our university he is. He’s a special person.”You’ll find that out after spending two minutes with the guy, enjoying his engaging personality and a smile that never stops.”I like dealing with kids,” Johnson says. “I like talking to people who haven’t been in my shoes. I like telling where I grew up at and how hard it was for me. I just talk to them like I’m their friend. I just do it because I like it.”Johnson first burst onto the local football scene back in September of 2007. He had joined the team as a junior college transfer from L.A. Southwest College in August and, after two Ute losses that season, was given the starting free safety spot.His strip of a UCLA player who was about to score a touchdown turned the game in Utah’s favor and he also came up with two interceptions in the 44-6 victory, which earned him national player of the week honors.The previous fall, he had been recruited by Sitake, who, while looking at another player, was blown away by the rangy Johnson.”I didn’t know anything about Utah,” recalls Johnson, who was thrilled to get noticed by a major college. “When I’d tell people ‘Utah,’ they’d say, ‘What’s in Utah?’ “Sitake told him “Don’t worry, just come” and while on a recruiting visit to Washington State — the only other major college that showed an interest — Johnson called and committed to the Utes.He started seven games in ’07, coming up with 44 tackles and three interceptions, despite playing the last half of the season with an injury that prevented him from raising his arm above his shoulder.Last year, he had four interceptions, with all of them coming against ranked opponents, including two in the Utes’ Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama.This year, he picked off three passes in a comeback win over Colorado State and another against UNLV the next week, giving him five for the season. He didn’t get any more interceptions the rest of the way, however, as most teams tried to avoid him at all costs. He hopes to get at least one more next week against Cal.Looking back, Johnson is still sort of amazed with how things have turned out for him.”I never thought I’d be here, coming from my background,” he said. “It was all brand new. None of my family ever went to a Division I school, so nobody could tell me what to expect. I didn’t know anything about Utah, either. It was one of those things where you had to come and experience it to see how it is and learn from it.”And how has it been for Johnson?”It’s been wonderful,” he said.Not only has he been able to play in three bowl games, including next week’s Poinsettia Bowl game, and experienced an undefeated season, but he’s earned his college degree. Although three older brothers played junior college football, Johnson will be the first in his family to earn a college degree.”I’m starting something new,” says Johnson, who would love his three younger siblings to follow in his footsteps.It hasn’t been easy for Johnson, but as Scalley said, “he’s worked his tail off,” with five core classes this semester alone.”School is not something I’m pretty good at, but I just try my hardest and it’s been working out for me,” Johnson said. “I’m going to have my degree at 22.”Besides his sociology degree, Johnson will get his criminology certificate and envisions working with the FBI or another aspect of the law.First, though, Johnson would like a chance to play in the NFL. With his size (6-feet-2, 200 pounds), speed and uncanny knack for breaking to the ball, Johnson will get a good look next spring. Scalley has no doubt Johnson can make it in the NFL.”He’s great in the post and makes unbelievable plays,” he said. “His ability to cover ground is the best I’ve seen from the free safety spot. But you have to be more physical and be a factor in the run game if the NFL is going to look at you, and he’s done that this year.”Sitake also won’t be surprised if he sees Johnson on TV next year.”You can never count him out,” the Utes’ defensive coordinator said. “A lot of people never thought he’d get his degree. He’s been able to work hard and prove people wrong. I think he’s going to be a great man in society, and I look forward to his future. He’s going to impact people whether it’s football or otherwise.”Poinsettia BowlNo. 23 Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4)Dec. 23, 6 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium,San Diego | TV: ESPN | Radio: 700 AMe-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United have signed PSV Eindhoven’s Memphis Depay for around €33million.  CEST Upd. at 16:51 07/05/2015 Jordi Blanco Depay, 21, is considered the best emerging talent in Holland and was the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie this season. center_img With 21 goals in the Dutch league this season, he helped PSV claim the title.  He played for Louis van Gaal’s Holland side at last summer’s World Cup and it was confirmed on Thursday that he will once again link up with Van Gaal at United.  For the past few months he has been linked with several sides, including Liverpool and Chelsea, but the lure of Old Trafford and Van Gaal proved too good to turn down.  And while Depay is Manchester United’s first signing ahead of Van Gaal’s second season in charge, he certainly won’t be the last.last_img read more

first_img Guardiola also hit out against the idea that top flight teams could enter it later in the competition. 12/02/2016 at 17:13 CET “In Spain, with two-game rounds, it’s tough, but here with one game it’s very attractive and very interesting.” Guardiola said that including big teams from the start with small teams was good too, mentioning how Lothar Matthaus and Didi Hamann’s Bayern were knocked out by Vestenbergsgreuth. “The system is perfect, the small teams deserve the chance to fight against the big ones,” he said.  Sport EN/EFE Pep Guardiola defended the German Cup, saying that one-game ties instead of two allowed greater chances for smaller teams to surprise bigger ones.  “We can’t forget that a few years ago Matthaus and Hamann lost in the first round,” said Pep. The pair commentate on Sky in Germany on the Bundesliga on Saturdays and at times have been very critical of Guardiola.last_img read more