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Spain vs Russia: Preview, confirmed line-ups and live radio commentary

first_img The Luzhniki Stadium will host Spain v Russia Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Costa and Isco have impressed for Spain How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?For Spain, Diego Costa and Isco have starred so far. Costa has netted three times in the country’s three matches having finally learned how to be a striker on the international stage. Isco has also been majorly influential in his side’s progression through the group, scoring once from midfield along the way.Russia’s stars of the tournament have been Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Cheryshev. Golovin lit up the opening game with a goal and two assists emphasising his creative guile, but hasn’t quite hit the same heights since. Cheryshev meanwhile has scored three goals in three games so far, despite the fact he didn’t even start the tournament’s opener. 3 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings When is Spain v Russia?The last 16 tie will take place on Sunday, July 1 and is set to kick off at 3pm UK time.Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will host the tie, with a capacity 78,000 crowd expected. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Pure class Shy guy Fallon d’Floor 3 3 World Cup hosts Russia have successfully made it through to the knockout stage of the 2018 tournament, but they face a tough test in their round-of-16 tie against Spain.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side finished second in Group A having beaten Saudi Arabia and Egypt, but lost to Uruguay.The Spaniards meanwhile topped Group B after Portugal sacrificed the position by conceding a late penalty against Iran. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Denis Cheryshev has made a big impact for the hosts center_img You’re the one Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter misery SUPERSTITION Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup NO JOY Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Good times talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. LU BEAUTY Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football What is the team news?Spain XI: De Gea; Nacho, Ramos, Pique, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Koke; Silva, Isco, Asensio; CostaRussia XI: Akinfeez; Fernandes, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Kudryashov, Zhirkov; Zobnin, Samedov, Kuzyaev, Golovin; Dyzuba Latest World Cup News diamond geezer last_img read more

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Drunk driver arrested after endangering roadworks staff

first_imgA driver was arrested in Manorcunningham last weekend after speeding through roadworks at 140km/hr.Roads staff were put in potential danger as the car travelled at excessive speeds through the area.The motorist was charged with drink driving and is due to appear in court. The case is just one of many incidents where drivers are not obeying the traffic management systems at Manorcunningham. Gardaí say that workers were put in danger on a number of occasions due to impatient motorists.A garda spokesperson warned the public: “Please take your time and drive with extreme care where roadworks are being conducted. The people out there carrying out these works deserve to carry out their work without the fear of being killed whilst doing so!” Drunk driver arrested after endangering roadworks staff was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 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)last_img read more

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The force behind SA’s free varsity

first_img21 July 2005Words such as beautiful, wonderful, unbelievable, joyful and love trip off his lips with such ease, yet you know they have deep meaning for Taddy Blecher, the chief executive of Cida City Campus university.One of the founding members of Cida, South Africa’s almost-free tertiary institution in downtown Johannesburg, Blecher is clearly the spark that makes this audacious dream a success.Blecher (38) describes himself as “a great lover of life and human potential” and “a believer in dreams”. Cida must be one of his greatest dreams.Started back in 2000 with 250 students and no equipment, it now has 1 300 students from poor backgrounds, youngsters who had little other hope of attending university.The first 83 students graduated from Cida in May 2004 with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. For the moment the university will only offer this degree, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.Students pay R350 for the first year and R150 a month in the following three years, about 7% of what they would pay at other universities. They also contribute to the running of the university by helping with cleaning, maintaining computers and working in the administration offices.Cida also receives sponsorship from the private sector, with some of the country’s major corporates – Investec, FNB, MTN, DaimlerChrysler SA and T-Systems – augmenting its coffers. Some of their top executives also give lectures.Five years down the lineFive years down the line, the institution owns four inner city buildings, all donated, has books worth R100-million, 1 400 computers, and has just trained 1 500 call centre agents from Soweto and Diepkloof in its latest venture, Cida ConnectLab. The call centre company Connectivity was donated to Cida.In February 2003 an ICT Academy was opened, sponsored by leading information and communication technology companies, with an initial enrolment of 121 students. The academy now has 321 students.The Dalai Lama sponsors a student. US talk show host Oprah Winfrey sponsors 10 students and has donated money for a student residence to be built at Cida Park. Richard Branson is planning to fund a School of Entrepreneurship. Other international funders include Suze Orman and JP Morgan.In 2002 Cida won the grand prix award in the Age of Innovation competition for the most innovative organisation in South Africa. In the same year the Commonwealth Secretariat appointed the university to serve as a Regional Centre of Excellence in Higher Education.Stars in mind, feet on the groundBlecher tells the story of how he discovered the stars as a three-year-old. On a trip into the country he ran outside one night and looked up into the sky, and saw a night full of stars.“It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. They became my friends,” he says. Back in the city, he looked for the stars in the murky Joburg sky but couldn’t see them, and rushed to his mother, asking where they had gone.He takes this as the point where he focused on “creating a wonderful world” for himself.But this does not mean that his feet are not firmly on the ground. “I have made tons of mistakes. I don’t get overshadowed by stuff, if something failed at least I tried. But I am a realist and optimist.”He says he used to be terrified of public speaking, a claim that’s hard to believe. I have been to Cida on two occasions where he took the podium, and both times I heard people alongside me saying they were so inspired, they were going to give up their jobs to work at Cida.“I used to be sick for three weeks in anticipation of a speech,” Blecher says. But then he made a sudden realisation. “I was trying to be like somebody else, but then I decided to just be myself, for better or for worse.” In addition, he only talks about things that are meaningful and uplifting – not hard when it comes to Cida’s story.He’s come so far in public speaking that The Star newspaper acknowledged him in 2002 as one of the top 100 people who made the headlines: “An inspirational speaker whose incredible story made every major publication in South Africa.”From actuary to activistAfter matric Blecher’s father offered him two options at university: medicine or actuarial science. He qualified as an actuary, picking up several awards, including the Liberty Life Gold Medal for the top actuarial honours student in the country.He worked as an actuary for a number of years and was voted consultant of the year three consecutive times at Monitor Company. But the world of numbers and money became too much, and a change of direction was precipitated in 1995 by a R1.3-million job offer in the US.He had bought his air ticket and had packed up his life, but changed his mind.He puts this down to something spiritual, a depth of belief that a better world, free of suffering, is possible. “I am very driven by spirituality – you begin to weave and God will provide the thread.”A week later he was in a township for the first time in his life. He spent five years in Alexandra and Soweto, helping school kids pass their matric exams.That led to other problems. Kids came back to him, saying they could not afford tertiary education and couldn’t get jobs.So the idea of Cida was born, with students taking the skills they have acquired back to the rural areas. Blecher estimates that about 900 000 people have benefited from students passing on those skills. This is real empowerment, he says.Lessons learnedHas he learned from the students? Without a doubt. “I have learned about the unbelievable ability to share, from people who have almost nothing. Also, their incredible tenacity and courage, how they sacrifice and how they motivate themselves. And how to be happy – these have been very joyful times.”What have the students learned from him? “He’s a great leader, a good negotiator, to get funding, the best lecturers for us,” says a fourth-year student. “I have enjoyed it here every step of the way.”A third-year student agrees: “Taddy Blecher is a star, more than the President, he’s everything, a friend, a mother, beyond what I can describe him. He means everything to me.”So, where does he get his energy? “I meditate twice a day, I walk, I do yoga.” He gets up at 5am and spends two hours meditating, repeating the process in the evenings. He learned to meditate as a 10-year-old, he says.Besides this, Blecher says he has “an unbelievable passion, love and excitement for what we’re doing for this country. What I do is not work.”He also believes passionately in the power of education. For every R1 that is put into education, up to R200 goes into the hands of the poor, he says. For every 120 students who get jobs, R10-million goes directly to disadvantaged families.“Education is about wisdom. It is not just content but also discipline, love, caring and support,” he maintains.He won the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum in 2002 and again in 2005. Yet he see awards as immaterial, only offering further networking and fundraising opportunities. “If I didn’t win them it wouldn’t matter – I truly mean it. I have done just as many things wrong. The awards are more exciting for my mother.”Where does he see himself in 10 years’ time? Probably still with Cida, where there is “still a lot to do”.A model of Cida opened in Cape Town at the beginning of 2005, with plans to open in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape in two years. But otherwise, he would be “having a wonderful time somewhere”. I bet.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Call for Africa to entrench human rights

first_img30 January 2012United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development on the continent.“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a promise to all people in all places at all times,” Ban told African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for the annual African Union (AU) summit.Discrimination against gays and lesbiansHe cited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity as one of the injustices that had been ignored or even sanctioned by many African states for too long.“This has prompted some governments to treat people as second-class citizens, or even criminals. Confronting this discrimination is a challenge. But we must live up to the ideals of the Universal Declaration,” Ban told the summit, held in a new conference centre funded and built by China.“I salute your efforts to build African prosperity and grow intra-African trade. Our challenge is to transform Africa’s potential into progress for all,” he said.Repression ‘underlay Arab Spring’The secretary-general noted that 25 African countries would hold elections at either the presidential, legislative or local levels this year, and urged them to ensure that the polls were well-managed, transparent and inclusive.“The transition in Tunisia has been a model for other States. In Libya, our political mission is helping the new transitional authorities to organise elections and improve public security, rule of law and transitional justice,” said Ban.He once again encouraged the transitional authorities in Egypt to guarantee the peaceful and early handover of power to a civilian government, uphold human rights, release political prisoners and accelerate the pace of reform.Ban pointed out that the so-called Arab Spring – popular protests for civil rights during 2011 – had takan the world by surprise because traditional indicators were showing that the affected countries were “stable”.“Yet below the surface, there was deprivation, exclusion, abuse. Events have proved that repression is a dead-end. Police power is no match for people power seeking dignity and justice,” he said.UN, African Union to deepen tiesBan said he was committed to deepening ties between the United Nations and African Union, noting that the fruits of the two organisations’ partnership had manifested themselves in the search for peace in Darfur, in common diplomatic efforts in Guinea and cooperation on Somalia.“Where there are differences, let us continue to find common ground for the future. For example – let us review how effectively and how quickly we are able to respond to crises,” he said.He called for joint efforts between the UN and AU to improve the lot of women and youth in Africa, who account for 80 percent of the continent’s population, pointing out that the presence of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, at the summit was an indication that women were not only victims of war.“They are also champions of peace,” said the Secretary-General.Women and youthHe called for greater representation of women in parliaments across Africa, which he said currently stands at 20 percent on average.“We must ensure that women are fully represented in decision-making bodies, including in Egypt and Tunisia, where they played a role in the recent pro-democracy protests.“And we must restore hope and a better future for youth in Africa. Unemployment and poverty feed chronic instability and create tensions. I intend to appoint a special representative for youth, who will open dialogue with young people and lead our efforts,” he added.On the sidelines of the Summit, Ban had separate meetings with the leaders of African countries, including Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan, with whom he discussed several issues, including the country’s new institutions and the constitutional review process.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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With Nokia, Microsoft Has No More Excuses

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … “[The alienation of smartphone manufacturers] may even extend to tablets, as Nokia will probably now assume the leadership position within Microsoft of designing and building tablets (especially in light of the rumored Nokia RT tablet),” Gold said. “Microsoft may gain a competitive posture against Apple (which in my opinion is vulnerable to attack on this front), but it may not easily achieve what it is looking to do.”Microsoft’s Fate is Now Firmly In Its Own HandsMicrosoft is not going to become a “Devices and Services” company overnight. It takes a long time for a ship the size of Microsoft (and even bigger with Nokia now in tow) to correct course once the rudder is moved. Between the company’s massive “One Microsoft” reorganization, the eventually “retirement” of CEO Steve Ballmer, the integration of Nokia and the naming of a new CEO, Microsoft is going to be in a state of flux for the foreseeable future.  Tags:#Microsoft#Nokia “The steadily diminishing investments by other Windows Phone licensees has left Microsoft with essentially a single bearer of the standard—Nokia—and they now appear poised to adopt a vertically integrated strategy more akin to Apple’s,” said Forrester research analyst Charles Golvin. The question for Microsoft will be whether having Nokia around to build smartphones will extend to alienating its other manufacturing partners that build laptops and tablets based on Windows 8. Nokia has been rumored to build a Windows RT tablet to be released this fall. At Microsoft’s Build developer conference in June, the company showed off a litany of tablets, laptops and dual-mode devices that can essentially be bother laptop and tablet. These came from a variety of manufacturers such as Lenovo, Acer, Dell and others. Nokia will be leading the design of its tablets with its own hardware division going forward, activating Nokia’s well of talent for the purpose.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces When it all settles down, though, Microsoft will have all the tools it wants to turn itself into a success… or failure. It will have the hardware designers, engineers, marketing and distribution in house for its smartphones and probably tablets. It will have Windows 8 and its manufacturing partners. It will have its cloud services through Azure and other services like its Office suite of apps. It will have Bing to add as its Web linchpin to all those devices. Add all the legacy enterprise tech (including new additions like Yammer) and Microsoft has everything it needs to transition into the 21st Century of innovation and technology.But no clear guarantee of success. Google has been contemplating the future of the Web, services and mobile devices and has a very competent strategy for the future, with fail-safe mechanisms in place in case of disruption. Apple may be vulnerable on a short term basis to market fluctuations, but is still the singular global powerhouse in mobile devices and computing. Samsung is a wild card manufacturer that can adjust to market conditions on the fly and perform extremely well. Amazon, Facebook, Intel, IBM and others lurk on the edge of big time technology and make billions of dollars doing so. Nokia will be an important piece in the Microsoft machine but just the ability to build your own smartphones does not mean that the company will find victory in the mobile industry. There are just too many external forces to contend with, all of which push the envelope on a quarterly basis.“At the end of the day, Microsoft has to compete on the attractiveness to the end user for its products, and just having a device producer on board doesn’t get them there,” Gold said. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Nokia is now a part of Microsoft. When the dust settles, the new Microsoft will have its guns aimed directly at Google and Apple.Microsoft has made a big deal recently of transition itself to be a “Devices and Services” business. Buying Nokia’s device business is the easiest way to make that transition happen in one kit and kaboodle. Microsoft expects the deal to be approved in the first quarter of 2014.Then what?Game Of Phones: Apple Vs. Google Vs. Microsoft Define Next DecadeFirst, Microsoft becomes a vertically integrated device company with the capability to design everything about its mobile products from the operating system to how the hardware looks and runs, along with the manufacturing chops to build and distribute those devices itself. Microsoft didn’t just buy an existing unit and the sales that go with it, but an entire operation that it can integrate top to bottom. Lumia 1020 with Samsung Galaxy S4 and Motorola Moto XThis is just like Apple does with its iPhones and iPads. And like Google has started doing with Motorola and the Moto X smartphone. Nokia as part of Microsoft sets up a direct battle between the three computing giants that will dictate how gadgets are made, used and sold for the next decade.“This acquisition is a clear stepping stone in Microsoft’s transition from a software company to a software-led multiproduct company,” said Forrester research analyst Ted Schadler in a blog post this morning. “Apple pioneered the model of vertical integration in devices: device+software+services. Google quickly mastered it. Microsoft has now proven that it is willing and able to make the tough decisions to make a vertically integrated product a cornerstone of its business model.” Patents Wars: Is Microsoft Weaponized Or Will There Be A Forced Détente?Microsoft strengthened its patent portfolio by licensing Nokia’s 30,000 utility patents and directly acquiring 8,500 design patents. With these patents come all of Nokia’s previous licensing and patent agreements with a variety of companies in the mobile industry including Qualcomm, Apple, Motorola, IBM, LG and others. The patents cannot be ignored and give Microsoft a distinct strategic lift when battling both Apple and Google (and, to a certain extent, Samsung) in patent courts across the globe.Microsoft seems to have taken the opposite route in acquiring the use of Nokia’s patent portfolio than Google did when it bought Motorola in 2011. Google’s acquisition was seen at the time as mostly a patent play, subsuming some 17,000 patents (with 7,000 pending at the time) to defend its Android mobile operating system against lawsuits from the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Oracle.Lumia original lineup from Nokia World 2011Do these patents mean that Microsoft will be on the offensive in trying to limit Apple and Android devices from reaching the market? Probably not, in either the short nor long term. Nokia has successfully navigated the patent landscape without many major court cases (with the exception being with Taiwanese manufacturer HTC) by coming to agreements with the major players in mobile with a variety of licensing deals. Microsoft and Apple also have a mutual agreement to not attack each other on the patent front. So, Microsoft and its cadre of patents could create a détente between Apple, Google and its manufacturing partners and other mobile players. Each have the capability to sue the other over very specific issues meaning that patent lawsuits could become zero-sum battles. “It is about wanting to avoid the potential litigation around monopoly that Microsoft could face (Nokia patents are licensed by many other vendors) and also avoiding the legal hassle of enforcement, since now essentially a holding company (Nokia that’s left over after acquisition) will deal with that,” said mobile analyst Jack Gold of J.Gold & Associates in a note. “Much cleaner just to license the patents without the baggage.”Microsoft’s Place In The Smartphone Manufacturing EcosystemJuniper Research expected Nokia’s smartphone shipment to be 6% of the market in 2013. With the sale not expected to be final until the first quarter of 2014, that number is not going to change substantially. Nokia introduces its first Windows Phones at Nokia World 2011For Microsoft, its Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system has not made huge gains Apple and Android. In the second quarter of 2013, Microsoft had 3.3% of the smartphone operating system marketshare with 7.4 million devices shipped. Android held the global lead with 79% of devices shipped with Apple steady at 14.2%, according to research firm Gartner. The 7.4 million Windows Phones shipped last quarter can be attributed almost 100% to Nokia, if Gartner’s numbers are correct (Nokia-reported sales numbers for the second quarter were squarely at 7.4 million). Microsoft licenses Windows Phone to other manufacturers (Samsung and HTC being the major ones) but none have become popular with consumers. For Windows Phone, Nokia is the one and only partner that matters. Now that Microsoft owns Nokia, there is little reason for other manufacturers to license Windows Phone. Microsoft may try to keep other manufacturers in the fold (the way Google has with companies like Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE even after the Motorola acquisition) but it is more likely that Microsoft will move towards a more centralized process in the same mode that Apple does with the iPhone. last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Defeat won’t knock these players off their stride

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Defeat won’t knock these players off their strideby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists defeat at Manchester City won’t knock them off their stride.Last night’s result sees their lead at the top of the table cut to four points.But Klopp says, “I have so much faith in my players you can’t imagine. If somebody would have told me after both games against Manchester City we are four points up, I would’ve paid money for it like you wouldn’t believe. “For us it is really important we take it game by game because there is no other chance. If we would have won the title five times in the last 10 years then we go 100 per cent, but we don’t have the experience in that. Why should we behave like somebody who won it all the time? It’s true that we didn’t win it for a long time, the club didn’t and we never won it as a team, that’s how it is. “We want to finish the season as good as possible and that’s our right, we can do that. We are still in a pretty good position so it’s all fine for us. Not in the moment, it feels really bad, but it’s only the moment. Tomorrow morning we wake up, it feels still average and then we have the opportunity to work on it and prepare for the next game and that’s what we will 100 per cent do. That’s all.” last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd striker Rashford: I know how Greenwood feels

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Rashford: I know how Greenwood feelsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcus Rashford was delighted for Manchester United matchwinner Mason Greenwood last night.Greenwood underlined his huge potential with the only goal at Old Trafford as United secured a 1-0 win against Astana in Thursday’s Group L opener.”Me being in his shoes in the past, I know how he feels,” Rashford said.”Even more important, that was the goal that won us the game, that’s what everyone should be talking about.”He’s been doing well since he joined the first team and there is 100 per cent more to come from him. I’m sure he is excited and everyone else is excited as well.”I would not say it is a weight off his shoulders. For the kids coming through the academy, that does not exist for them.” last_img read more

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Opinion Its time for Alex Rodriguez to stop trying to earn back

The New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez speaks during press conference at US Cellular Field in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAt this point, Alex Rodriguez has made more mistakes than he’s hit home runs, especially since his play dropped off a cliff a few years ago.The New York Yankees’ third baseman, and one-time future Hall of Famer, straight up denied using performance enhancing drugs back in 2007. But in 2009, it was proven that he had actually used such drugs.At that point, he gave a well-scripted apology that I can’t imagine many people took to heart. Then he got back to playing baseball, and hit 30 home runs in 2010 at the age of 34.But A-Rod (or A-Roid, depending how much you like crass, semi-clever nicknames) wasn’t done just yet. He ended up being suspended for more than an entire season, beginning in 2013 and spanning all of 2014, after it came out that he had gotten HGH from Anthony Bosch’s biogenesis clinic (Bosch was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, by the way.)And on the same day Bosch was sentenced, Rodriguez decided the time was right to try his hand at this whole apologizing thing again.“To the fans,” a reportedly hand-written apology letter read. And he signed off “Sincerely, Alex.”It’s a good thing he said to “the” fans, because if he had written “to my fans,” the letter would probably have been addressed to nobody.For a guy with all the natural ability in the world, how much did performance-enhancing drugs really do? Perhaps he hit a few more home runs with the extra help, but he would most likely been destined for Cooperstown no matter what. His ego got in the way.That’s all fine and well for him. He’s still set to make $61 million over the next few years, and honestly, that’s great. He managed to earn a living most people could never dream of. Yeah, he cheated his way to it, but he would’ve earned it cheating or not.So congratulations, Alex, you have a lot of money, but it’s time for you to take it and run.His letter professed that he had taken “full responsibility” for his mistakes. Which is pretty obvious since, you know, it was his fault for making those decisions. The letter even addressed the fact that many won’t accept his apology, or “believe” it, in his words. Which is true, and why would they?He’s apologized before, then cheated again, then apologized some more.Rodriguez won’t be gaining back any of his lost respect, and he should embrace that. Instead of apologizing to try and make his name better and avoiding even more of a media firestorm, Rodriguez should sit back, play baseball for a few more years, retire and accept that he had a wildly successful career no matter what fans or fellow players think of him.In the end, Alex, you have an amount of money I’d at least have to consider sacrificing a limb for.Now go enjoy it on your yachts and private jets and leave the rest of us alone, because you’re right: We don’t believe you, and we never will. read more

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FIFA 18 simulation predicts World Cup winner

first_imgEA Sports conducted a simulation of this summer’s World Cup in Russia on FIFA 18 with the final outcome concluding that France will emerge as the victors, reports Sports IllustratedThe popular football console game will be updated with a new World Cup mode today ahead of the upcoming tournament next month, which will be downloadable and free to access for those who own this season’s edition of FIFA 18.Last month, EA Sports announced that they will be releasing a new expansion of FIFA 18 for the World Cup rather than a separate game altogether.The game will be accessible today and will let players pick any of the 32 nations for this summer’s tournament in Russia.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…In the simulation that EA Sports conducted, it had emerged that it will be an all-European semi-final with France defeating Belgium and Germany defeating Spain.For the final, France will defeat Germany 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out with their main forward Antoine Griezmann and Spain’s Isco finishing as the World Cup’s top goalscorerslast_img read more

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Inter can cope without Icardi says Ausilio

first_imgPiero Ausilio believes is “convinced” that despite injuries to Mauro Icardi and Lautaro Martinez, Inter will succeed this season.Inter Milan director of sport, Piero Ausilio is confident that Inter can achieve their goals this season, even without a key player like Mauro Icardi.“Icardi had a fitness problem yesterday, so did Lautaro, so as they were in the 24 hours before the game, we didn’t want to take any risks,” Ausilio told Sky Sports Italia.[via Football Italia]“We’ve got a player like Keita, who was signed precisely for this sort of situation and to ensure the quality level remained very high indeed. There is Radja Nainggolan in the starting XI for his Inter debut after the transfer from Roma.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Nainggolan, unfortunately, missed all of pre-season with this injury, but he has this experience, determination and hunger that means he’s raring to go.”Inter Milan will play Bologna this evening at the Stadio Dall’Ara.last_img read more

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