Senegal, Madagascar draw in tragic AFCON qualifier

first_img0Shares0000Sadio Mane, pictured here at the World Cup in Russia, played for Senegal in the match in Madagascar marred by tragedy © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Sep 9 – At least one person was killed and nearly 40 were injured in a stampede ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Sunday in which Madagascar hit back twice to draw 2-2 with Senegal.The casualty figures were confirmed by the director of a hospital in the Malagasy capital Antananarivo, where the Group A match was staged in the 30,000-capacity Mahamasina Stadium. Witnesses told AFP there was a stampede at an entrance to the venue just before the 1130 GMT (2:30pm local time) kick-off.One person was killed and 37 injured, including two who were said to be in a serious condition with head and chest injuries.Fans had queued outside the stadium nine hours before the start of the eagerly-awaited match with Liverpool star Sadio Mane in the line-up of 2018 World Cup qualifiers Senegal.The result left Senegal and Madagascar — who lie 83 places below their opponents in the world rankings — as co-Group A leaders with four points each after two rounds.Senegal beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the first round 15 months ago while consistently improving Madagascar triumphed 3-1 in Sudan.Moussa Konate volleyed the visitors into a 27th-minute lead in Antananarivo and Paulin Voavy levelled a minute before half-time by scoring in a goalmouth scramble.Keita Balde put Senegal ahead again on 62 minutes with a shot into the corner after a solo run only for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to concede an own-goal five minutes later.Mane, who scored his fourth goal of the season for Liverpool in a win at Leicester City last weekend, was well policed by the Malagasy defence.On Saturday, Equatorial Guinea edged Sudan 1-0 in Malabo through an Emilio Nsue goal in the other Group A match and are third with three points.Group winners and runners-up qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which will be the first to feature 24 nations, up from 16 last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lassana Diarra hints at Man United move after declaring himself a ‘free agent’

first_imgFormer Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra has hinted a potential move to Manchester United after declaring himself a “free agent”.Diarra enjoyed a superb first season at Marseille after joining them from Lokomotiv Moscow last year.The contract he signed on arrival last July runs until 2019 but now he has claimed that there was a break clause included in the deal which he could activate should Marseille fail to qualify for Europe.The south of France club finished in 13th, 48 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain and way back from the European places – and now Diarra wants out.And the 31-year-old holding midfielder is hoping for a reunion with Jose Mourinho, when he takes over at Old Trafford.Speaking the L’Equipe, Diarra said: “I am now a free agent as there’s a clause in my contract that allows me to leave if the team did not qualify for European football.“I hope Marseille will stick to their word.“I will never forget Marseille and the fans, who showed me a lot of love. I do not know yet where I will play next season. I am calm about my future, there’s time. I have not signed for PSG.“Jose Mourinho? I know him well. I have enjoyed some great times with him. He is a coach I really like. But we will see what happens next season.” Lassana Diarra has enjoyed a superb season back in France with Marseille 1last_img read more

Pan Celtic celebrations take over Letterkenny – Picture Special

first_imgAs the exciting Pan Celtic Festival continues in Letterkenny over the weekend, hundreds have been enjoying the unique and colourful events of the week. Letterkenny has been the hub of culture and tradition as the Pan Celtic Festival ran from Tuesday to Sunday, April 23 to 28, and boasts a packed programme of themed concerts, music, song and dance.Ireland’s Daríona Ní Dhonnchú scooped the top prize at the International Song Contest hosted as part of the 2019 International Pan Celtic Festival in Letterkenny. This is the third year in a row that Ireland has won the competition, which was held in An Grianan Theatre on Thursday night.The song ‘Ní Thuigim’ was written by Áine Durkin and chosen to represent Ireland when it won the Pan Celtic National Song contest in Carlow in March.On Thursday it went on to win the International Pan Celtic Song Contest amidst stiff competition from the other Celtic nations of Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. The event was hosted by TG4’s Caitlín Nic Aoidh.See a glimpse of the week’s event so far in our picture special below: Brittany’s taditional musicians playing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonThe Welsh group singing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonThe Cornwall group singing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny Chambers Jimmy Stafford and Toni Forrrester at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonInishowen Carnival Dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCarndonagh U10/U12 Camogie teams at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonKelda Kelly with her senior dancers in Inishowen Carnival Group at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonInishowen Carnival group at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonOne of the junior members of Carndonagh BRass Band at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonBrittany’s dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCrowds watchs the entertainment at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonSome of the crowd watching the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCarndonagh Brass Band at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonKelda kelly leads her dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonShannagh Kelly leads the dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonWelsh Dancer’s Tom Foster and Jess Ward at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonDavid Evans and Ruby Foster Welsh Dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonPan Celtic celebrations take over Letterkenny – Picture Special was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Pan Celtic Festivallast_img read more

Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s TJ Campbell named NorCal Offensive Player of the Week by prep sports website

first_imgEureka >> After passing for over 400 yards for the second straight week and passing for eight touchdowns, St. Bernard’s senior quarterback T.J. Campbell was named Northern California Offensive Player of the Week by prep sports website CalHiSports.com.In a 62-23 win over Ferndale on Saturday, Campbell passed for 442 yards and eight touchdowns. His eight TDs tie him for third place on the state’s most TD passes in a game list with more than 25 other quarterbacks according to the website. For …last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks respond to ‘kick in the butt’ from management

first_imgSAN JOSE — Brenden Dillon called the shakeup in the Sharks coaching staff a “kick in the butt” Wednesday morning.More than anything, the move to put Steve Spott in charge of the defense, David Barr in control of the forwards and Rob Zettler as the eye in the sky sent the team a message. A shuffle up in the coach’s office is usually the last card management plays before heads start rolling with a trade or someone getting fired. Things are getting urgent after a 1-3-1 road trip last week.The …last_img read more

Amazing New Camera Rig: Artemis Combines a Gimbal and Stabilizer

first_imgArtemis TrinityCombining the Maxima gimbal with a traditional stabilizer creates the incredible Artemis Trinity. In the video above, Curt Schaller demonstrates the Trinity at IBC 2015. Schaller was one of the developers of the system.Schaller’s goal was to allow you to use this system with any stabilizer you may already own. The Trinity allows operators to attach a Maxima to existing stabilization rigs. It does not require an Artemis arm; the operator can use their own Steadicam arm or Easyrig.Users can also put the Trinity on a crane or dolly. It was designed to be multifunctional.The price is not set in stone, as the Trinity is now entering the final stages of production. It’s expected to cost €30000 or $33,850 and ship in November/December 2015. 3-axis gimbal rigs are some of the coolest devices taking over the industry, and the latest models just keep getting better. Prepare to have your mind blown.Top image via FoMa SystemsNot too long ago, getting a steady moving shot was either going to be incredibly difficult or very expensive. For decades, Steadicam dominated the industry. Then cheaper devices started appearing on the market.The early 1990s saw the release of the first Glidecam, which continues to become a smaller and more agile device. Now tools like the MoVI and Ronin have been embraced by the independent and small-budget market. Not only are theses devices gaining popularity on set, they were capturing incredible shots.Now there is a new hybrid system combining the best of the Steadicam with the technology of devices like the MoVI: the Artemis Trinity.Artemis MaximaImage via FoMa SystemsThe Artemis Maxima is a lightweight gimbal that can hold just about any camera up to 30kg (66 lbs). The Maxima also features weight compensation, meaning users will not have to rebalance when changing lenses.It also allows users to perform a vertical swivel up to 90 degrees, which means the camera can turn a corner without the operator. The Maxima is controlled by a highly precise joystick mounted either on the device or held remotely.Image via FoMa SystemsThe Maxima includes a 1.5 inch OLED screen that allows the user to toggle between operating modes and monitoring battery life. The device is also easily updated by a micro SD card.Perhaps the most exciting note, the Maxima has been designed to be used either handheld or attached to a stabilizer. The gimbal will set you back at least $17,890 or €15850See the Maxima in action at IBC 2015 in this video from Cinema5d. What are your thoughts on this tech? Will it take over the industry? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Teng feeling like a rookie again in reunion with Jarencio at GlobalPort

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Though Teng failed to make another basket after that, his nine-point and two-rebound contribution proved to be enough.“He played well,” said coach Pido Jarencio of Teng’s performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 26-year-old guard, meanwhile, was satisfied for his decent showing in his first game back.“I really wanted to come back and play here in the PBA because this is my dream,” he said. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum GlobalPort wards off TNT to stay in playoff hunt What made his return more special was the presence of Jarencio, the same mentor who molded him in his heyday in UST, as they continue their history this time in the pro league in hopes of recapturing the magic.“I never imagined that I will be playing again under coach Pido. I didn’t even expect to get a call from them in the middle of the season, so maybe, this is a blessing that I was given this opportunity,” he said. “It adds to my confidence and excitement that I’m under coach Pido again. I know his system and I know what he wants from me when I’m on the floor.”Away from the game since being left unsigned by Kia at the start of the season, Teng admitted that he felt like a neophyte once again. But he knew better to use his experience to his advantage and make an impact for his new team.“I played four years in the PBA, but it felt like my first game. But I had the experience, I learned my lessons when I was away from the PBA and those struggles became my motivation to improve,” he said“I worked hard for this chance and I hope I continue playing well. I’m gonna make most out of this.”ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:08PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport Batang Pier01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next PBA IMAGESGiven another more chance by the same coach who saw him experience the highest of highs in his career, Jeric Teng made the most of his newfound opportunity in GlobalPort.Entering at the 3:39 mark of the first quarter, the former King Tiger immediately announced his entry to his new team, drilling three treys to help the Batang Pier seize early control en route to the 99-84 victory over TNT.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Yuvraj Singh to write book on his father

first_imgWorld Cup hero and cancer-survivor cricketer Yuvraj Singh will pen a book on his player-turned-actor father Yograj Singh.”He is writing a book on me, whose title will be Arrogant Master. The book will deal with the days we spent together, what all incidents we went through, his journey in becoming a cricketer and his battle with cancer and how he came out of it with everyone’s blessings and support,” Yograj Singh said on Sunday.Asked to comment on the book’s title, he merely laughed.In his early days, Yuvraj wanted to become a skater and was keen on playing tennis too, Yograj said.”But I was keen that he should become a good cricketer and moulded him that way because I thought he will have some future in the sport,” he said.He further said that Yuvraj will also be seen on TV soon, sharing his experience of battle with cancer.On his son’s fight against the dreaded disease, Yograj said, “I want to say only that it has changed Yuvi completely.”It has been a U-turn for Yuvi, if I can put it that way. I also wanted him to be a saintly person, who will wake up early and offer prayers.”After his battle with cancer, he has evolved as a person, become more quiet and his whole complexion has changed. I also want to thank the Almighty, Yuvi’s millions of fans and the media, who supported him all through”.After remaining out of action for months, 30-year-old Yuvraj has made a comeback in the Indian team and is currently playing in the World T20 in Sri Lanka.Meanwhile, Yograj said that he too had turned author and was writing a book “My Lost Days”, in which he will talk about his life journey including his experiences in the Punjabi film industry.advertisementlast_img read more

Every team a ‘contender’ as PVL kicks off reinforced conference

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Cool Smashers will parade Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand and Aleoscar Blanco of Venezuela.Petro Gazz, on the other hand, brought in Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Ivette Johnson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PVL president Ricky Palou said the level of competition is balanced with each team capable of beating the other.“That’s why we expect exciting games. The teams are more competitive and at par with each other. Every team is a contender,” Palou said Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Amelie Hotel-Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsReturning BaliPure and debuting Pacific Town Army kick off the new conference on Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Creamline against Petro Gazz at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This is interesting but we want to defend our title. Our imports have been here since March so we’ve been practicing with them for more than a month now. Hopefully, the chemistry is already there,” said Creamline superstar Alyssa Valdez. Pain-free Andy Murray optimistic about return to tennis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MANILA, Philippines—The rest of the Premier Volleyball League field is expected to give defending champion Creamline a run for their money in the coming Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Maersks Fuel Costs Set to Rise by USD 2 Bn from Sulphur

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk The annual fuel bill of Danish shipping giant A.P.Moller Maersk is set to increase by USD 2 billion a year, at least, amid rising costs from the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulfur cap in 2020.Simon Bergulf, director for regulatory affairs at A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, told Bloomberg that the issues stemming from the new regulations have almost created a perfect storm, taking into account the expected tight availability of compliant fuels and required investments in infrastructure and research.As informed, the company spent USD 3.37 billion on fuel last year, meaning the new regulations are likely to almost double these expanses.Maersk plans to comply with the new rules by using low sulphur fuel. The company said earlier that it was not investing in scrubbers taking into account various operational concerns.As part of its efforts to ensure availability of compliant fuel, earlier this month Maersk tamed up with Royal Vopak, an independent tank storage operator, on a project aimed at launching 0.5 percent sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam.Under the project, Maersk will be able to supply its ships with compliant fuel at Vopak’s modified facilities at Vopak Terminal Europoort.The 2020 sulphur regulation, which will ban ships from using any marine fuel with a sulphur content above 0.5 pct as of January 1, 2020, is expected to impose a heavy burden on owners as the annual fuel costs for the shipping industry are likely to jump by up to USD 60 billion, including by USD 10 billion for the containership sector alone.Fears have been raised that some owners might opt to dodge the regulations and not invest in compliant fuels as paying a fine for non-compliance would be much cheaper. Maersk CEO Soren Skou said earlier this year that the only way for creating a level playing field with the new regulation would be strong enforcement, including banning of non-compliant ships.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more