first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:WITH the prospect of re-signing homegrown striker Craig Foster waning, Roshane Sharpe chose a fine time to remind the Reno coaching staff and faithful of his abilities when he scored an 80th-minute equaliser to save FC Reno another heartbreaking loss to Boys’ Town on Sunday.Lennox Cargill had given the travelling Boys’ Town a 17th-minute lead, but with the clock running down, Sharpe scored his fourth goal this season to force a crucial result, as Reno were facing a third loss in five matches.”This is still very much a work in progress,” admitted Graham. “Yes, we recognise that we need to fix some things. It’s not that the team is not playing according to how we want them. Against Boys’ Town, we played very well, but again failed to score the necessary goals to win the match.”He added: “I think we are going to get there shortly, because if we don’t have a ready-made centre forward, we have to make one, and that is why a player such as Roshane Sharpe is very important. I was happy to see him finally score again yesterday (Sunday).”SEASONALSTRUGGLEReno’s struggles appear to be seasonal, and yet again, the lack of inspiration, particularly up front, has returned to hurt them. It appears it will not get any better – at least in the short term – as it doesn’t appear they will secure the signature of Foster, the league’s top scorer last season.Foster left the club in the off-season for the United Soccer League’s Harrisburg City Islanders, and after a promising start to their season, in which he netted five goals in three matches – including a hat-trick – the centre forward was sidelined with a leg injury.A return to his boyhood club was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel for the management of FC Reno, who are mired in ninth place in the League table with 24 points, five more than the respective 11th- and 12th-placed Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United, both of which currently occupy the relegation places.”We heard from a good source that Craig Foster may not, after all, rejoin the club as he is due to leave the country shortly,” Graham said.”We were hoping to pin him down in a new deal, but I cannot say what has really happened, except that that may not be happening as we had planned.”last_img read more

first_imgKCCA FC are winless in their last three games in all competitions. (PHOTOS/File)Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Bright StarsStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 05-10-2019 @3pmKCCA FC will be desperate to return to winning ways when they host Bright Stars in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) on Saturday afternoon.After falling short in their quest for CAF Champions League football last weekend, the Kasasiros marked their UPL return with a disappointing loss to Tooro United.It was a hard one to take as they missed two penalties in the first half with both Mike Mutyaba and Allan Okello seeing their effort saved by Mehdi Kibirige.The Kasasiros could also not capitalize on their one man advantage as Tooro United’s captain Mike Kawooya was sent off for handling a goal bound effort.The result left KCCA FC 10th on the standings with six points from their first three games of the season.Earlier, they had defeated both Wakiso Giants FC and Busoga United, with both games ending 1-0.Despite the loss in Tooro, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi is not worried as his side is performing ‘well’.“It was such a disappointing loss away to Tooro but ut is not something to worry about as the boys played well, said Mutebi ahead of Saturday’s game.“It was one of those games that a team is not meant to win no matter what.“We have a chance to re-write the wrongs against Bright Stars and i have no doubt my players will get the job done.“They (Bright Stars) are a good footballing team and i expected a good encounter.KCCA FC are expect to welcome back the duo of Steven Sserwadda and Anaku Sadat who were not part of the match-day squad on Wednesday due to fatigue. Mustafa Kizza and Muzamiru Mutyaba also missed the last game due to slight injuries and are both expected to return on Saturday. Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are still out with ling term injuries.For Bright Stars, they are currently the only side yet to win a game this season.Bright Stars are the only side yet to win a game this season.After six games, Muhammad Kiseka’s side have drawn three and lost as many.They are currently occupying 14th spot ahead of Police FC and Proline.However, the other two were docked three and six points respectively, highlighting how poor Bright Stars have been since the season started.Kiseka is already under pressure for results anf if things don’t change soon, he may become the first managerial casualty of the season.Match FactsThis will be the 13th meeting between the two sides since September 2013.In the previous 12 meetings, Bright Stars have not defeated KCCA FC with the Kasasiros winning 9 of those meetings and drawing the other 3.Last season, KCCA FC did a double over Bright Stars including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture.KCCA come into the game having lost only one of their last six games in all competitions (W3 D2).In the League, Mutebi’s side have lost only one of their last 12 encounters (W8 D3).At home, Mutebi’s side are usually strong and head into Saturday’s game having lost only one of their last 34 encounters (W27 D6).For Bright Stars, they are currently on a six game winless streak having lost three and drawn as many.Away from home, they have not won any of their last four games (D1 L3).The other games on Saturday-Busoga United vs SC Villa @1pm-Vipers SC vs Proline FC @4pm-URA FC vs BUL FC @4pm-Maroons FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm-Tooro United FC vs Kyetume FC @4pm-Wakiso Giants vs Mbarara City FC @4pmComments Tags: bright starsKCCA FCMehdi KisekaMike MutebiTooro unitedtopUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Benitez now free to walk out of Newcastleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafa Benitez could walk out of Newcastle United today.The Mirror says the only thing keeping manager Benitez from walking out before now has been the £6million he would have had to pay to his sportswear tycoon boss for breaking his contract.But that clause has now expired, and Benitez can quit St James’ Park for nothing.However, he recognises any movement in the manager’s chair could end in relegation disaster.Even though he is putting his managerial head on the block by staying put, he doesn’t want to turn his back on the Geordie fans. last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Katy Perry attends the Los Angeles opening night performance of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Ahmanson Theatre on October 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)Last year, pop superstar Katy Perry joined ESPN’s College GameDay and, among other things, joked that LSU fans smell like corndogs. Saturday, she doubled down on trolling the Tigers and their fans.Perry apparently found the time to record an intro for Ole Miss today as they took on LSU in Oxford. Perry got the “Hotty Toddy” chant started and then chowed down on a corndog. Here’s video – it’s amazing.Katy Perry pumping up Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. #OleMiss vs #LSU— Scott Satchfield (@Satchfield) November 21, 2015.@katyperry is the greatest!! @OleMissFB— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) November 21, 2015Katy Perry and Ole Miss – apparently a match made in heaven.last_img read more

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – At the last minute before the nominations closed on Friday, Trenten Laarz put his name in for the position of mayor and will now take on the incumbent Dale Bumstead for the position.Bumstead has been mayor since 2013.  According to nomination papers, Laarz is an employee at Jocks Restoration in Dawson Creek.There are six seats open for the rest of Dawson Creek City Council. Incumbents Charlie Parslow, Shaely Wilbur, Cheryl Shuman, and Paul Gevatkoff are officially running for re-election.  New candidates include former mayor and former MLA for Peace River South Blair Lekstrom. Lekstrom previously served two terms as mayor of Dawson Creek prior serving as the South Peace MLA from 2001 to 2013.Jerimy Earl, former Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce President and current Marketing Manager at Lakeview Credit Union has also put his name forward along with Johanna Martens, the owner of Myanna Consulting and Amy Kaempf who is a manager at the local Safeway and David Griffith who manages Richardson Pioneer.The municipal election will take place on October 20, 2018, with the first advanced voting opportunity happening on October 10.last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Four oil and gas companies are expected to answer questions today about how they use the Trans Mountain pipeline, how refinery closures affect their prices and other factors that could contribute to British Columbia’s volatile prices at the pump.A three-member panel, chaired by B.C. Utilities Commission CEO David Morton, will listen to up to four days of oral hearings in Vancouver as part of a public inquiry into the high price of gasoline and diesel in the province.Parkland Fuels, Shell, Imperial Oil and Suncor are scheduled to give opening remarks and answer questions from the panel this afternoon. In the morning, those firms and other interveners will have an opportunity to question Deetken Group, a consulting firm that prepared a report for the inquiry identifying possible reasons for the fuel price spikes.Deetken found land values and credit card fees have likely contributed to higher retail margins, while transportation and regulatory costs could be part of the reason wholesale gasoline margins are higher in British Columbia but they don’t tell the whole story.Premier John Horgan called the public inquiry in May as gasoline prices at the pump reached a record-breaking $1.70 per litre.At the time, the B.C. Liberals and Alberta government bought advertising blaming Horgan and linking his government’s resistance to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for the surging costs.The National Energy Board will also appear before the panel.The inquiry will conclude with a final report by the panel due Aug. 30.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The world ranking says so and India football captain Sunil Chhetri too has no qualms in conceding that the national women’s team is better than the men’s side. The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. It was in the top-100 last year. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations. Chhetri, the poster boy of Indian football with second most goals among active international players, praised the national women’s team for its fifth consecutive SAFF title win. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Extremely proud of all of you. I have always maintained that the women’s team is much better than the men,” Chhetri said in a release from the All India Football Federation. “Go there, and give your best in Myanmar. I have been keeping a track of all of you playing. Keep up the good work,” Chhetri said. The women’s team will feature in the round 2 of the Olympic qualifiers which kick off in Mandalay, Myanmar from April 3. India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also congratulated the women’s side on its success. “Congratulations to our women’s football team for winning the SAFF Championship. You have once again proved that you are the true champions. Keep up the good work and add many feathers of success to your crown. Best wishes,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgChandigarh: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, “…the cat is out of the bag”. “All along the campaign one could sense an unease in their ranks. Now the cat is out of the bag!” he tweeted. Along with the tweet, he tagged a post that talked about how Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was facing the ire of his party colleagues. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework According to reports, Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Monday asked Sidhu to resign from the state Cabinet if he could not work with Amarinder Singh. The reprimand came a day after the Chief Minister himself publicly criticised Sidhu for damaging Congress’ poll prospects with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state. “If he was a real Congressmen, he should have chosen a better time to air his grievances instead of just ahead of voting in Punjab,” said the Chief Minister in an informal interaction with reporters here. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Sidhu had accused the Chief Minister of being responsible for the denial of ticket to his wife Navjot Kaur from Chandigarh. During the campaigning, he also tried to corner his own government by questioning why no criminal case was lodged against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and former deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents. “It was not his election alone but that of the entire Congress. It is for the high command to decide on any action against Sidhu, but the Congress, as a party, does not tolerate indiscipline,” Amarinder Singh said.last_img read more

first_img Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Phones Mobile Best Buy Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Apple Sprint See It Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS See All Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • Apple’s 2020 iPhone might reduce TrueDepth notch with smaller camera See It $999 The 2020 iPhone might reduce the size of the notch. Josh Miller/CNET Apple changed phone design with the iPhone X in 2017, introducing the world to the notched displays. In 2020, the company may give the notch a redesign so it takes up a little less space. Apple is reportedly trying to cut down the size of its 2020 iPhone’s TrueDepth notch by using a smaller camera, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told China-based tech site MyDrivers. It’ll go a step further in 2021 and remove the notch completely, a Credit Suisse analyst added.The 2020 iPhones are set to see “significant changes” aside from the rumored one to the notched display. Apple will reportedly introduce its first 5G phone, add 3D sensing via the rear camera, include a full-screen Touch ID and use OLED screens.iPhone 11 design leaks keep the notch, with the big change coming in the form of a three-lens camera bump on the back. It’s also rumored that Apple will ditch Face ID but only for China to help reduce the price of the iPhone. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Originally published July 11 at 5:24 a.m. PT.Update, 6:08 a.m.: Adds background details.  Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple • See it 1 $999 Comment Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 $999last_img read more

first_img Tags 1 The brutal heat is the continuation of a climate-change trend that is rapidly turning into a locomotive with no brakes. Three studies published this week highlighted the drastic impact of human activities on the Earth. That means these new European heat records may not stand for long. If it stands, the new record will just barely beat out the previous one of 38.5 Celsius from Faversham in August 2003. The Met Office is in the process of vetting the temperature by checking the recording site and equipment for any potential problems. If it passes muster, 38.7 will reign as the UK’s new historic high. The Met Office warns that heatwaves caused by climate change are likely to become more frequent.The UN’s World Meteorological Organization tweeted an update on Friday tallying the toll of the European heatwave.  NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures) #HEATWAVE2019 continues its relentless hold on Europe! This map uses @CopernicusEU #Sentinel3 data to show the land surface temperature across Europe on 25 July. The white streaks are areas covered by cloud when #Sentinel3 was passing and could not measure land temperature data.— ESA EarthObservation (@ESA_EO) July 26, 2019 Comment Paris set a new record at 42.6 Celsius (almost 109 Fahrenheit) on Thursday. Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands also posted new national temperature records. The European Space Agency shared a satellite view of the sweltering temperatures on Thursday. There are plenty of angry red and orange areas on display. Sci-Tech Share your voice ❗Breaking News❗A new provisional recording of 38.7 °C at Cambridge Botanic Garden has been received from yesterdayIt will be quality controlled & if validated would be the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK More here: #UKHottestDay— Met Office (@metoffice) July 26, 2019 Enlarge ImageThe Copernius Sentinel-3 satellite view shows Europe cooking in an extreme heatwave on July 25. Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA Europe is learning firsthand that there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues. It’s blazing hot across the continent, and the UK is the heatwave’s poster child, with a provisional new record for the highest temperature ever recorded in the country.The Met Office, the UK’s meteorological service, announced on Friday the potential record of 38.7 Celsius as marked at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Thursday. That works out to just under 102 Fahrenheit. Update on the Europe #heatwave with new temperature records.— WMO | OMM (@WMO) July 26, 2019 10 Photos Spacelast_img read more