Salah, hosts Egypt set for Africa Cup bow in stifling heat

first_img– ‘Tremendous support’ –Aguirre says fears that his talisman may be jaded after a long season of Premier League and Champions League football are unfounded.“Mohamed took a holiday after the Champions League final, did not play in our first warm-up match and only came on after half-time in the second,” he countered.Aguirre also dismissed the view that Egypt rely too heavily on Salah, saying: “We have selected 23 footballers who are totally committed to the cause of winning the Cup of Nations.“It is impossible for one footballer to win a Cup of Nations on his own. Mohamed will receive tremendous support from his team-mates.“All the players are mentally and physically ready and we look forward to beginning our campaign with a victory over Zimbabwe.”The countries have met only once in a Cup of Nations with Egypt winning 2-1 in Tunisia 15 years ago and both teams were eliminated after the first round.Zimbabwe captain and forward Knowledge Musona, who plays in Belgium, stressed that they must not become obsessed by Salah, despite the huge threat he poses.“We must not just stop Salah, we must stop all the Egyptians. If we concentrate only on one, others will destroy us,” he warned.“We are not here to talk — we are here to play football. We are in Egypt to achieve success and make every Zimbabwean proud of us.The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda are the other teams in Group A and they meet Saturday at the same venue as the opening match.Group winners and runners-up qualify for the knockout second round along with the best four of the six third-place finishers.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Egypt teamCairo, Egypt | AFP | All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah later Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.After avenging last year’s Champions League anguish with Liverpool three weeks ago, Salah is now on a mission for redemption with the Pharaohs after injury wrecked his World Cup campaign in Russia — ruining Egypt’s return to the global showpiece after a 28-year absence.Egypt, the runners-up to Cameroon in 2017, top the betting as favourites to lift the trophy in Cairo on July 19 and have won the competition as hosts three of the previous four times, with the last of those in 2006 sparking an unprecedented run of three successive triumphs.Authorities are confident the infrastructure is in place to host the continent’s largest football contest, awarded to Egypt at just six months’ notice, and which kicks off against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.Players will also have to contend with average temperatures of between 35 and 38 Celsius (95-100.4 Fahrenheit) following the decision to switch the tournament from its traditional January/February time slot to June/July to avoid European club-versus-country clashes.Reports of a mooted boycott Thursday of the curtain-raiser by Zimbabwe over a pay dispute were swiftly denied by the country’s football association, ZIFA.“The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to reiterate that the Warriors have remained focused ahead of opening Group A match against Egypt,” it said in a statement.“The Warriors have not ventured in any industrial action or strike as reported in some social media circles.”Egypt coach Javier Aguirre is confident of capturing a second international title, a decade on from leading his native Mexico to CONCACAF Gold Cup glory.“We are the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup,” said the 60-year-old Aguirre, the first Mexican to guide the Egyptian national team.“Egypt are playing at home, can count on passionate support and have Mohamed Salah, the best footballer in Africa.”Salah has returned home after another stellar season with Liverpool, which he completed by scoring the first goal in a 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.His 22 English Premier League goals last season gave him share of the Golden Boot title with two fellow Africans, Senegalese Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.last_img read more

Narrow win for Mick at English Disability Open

first_imgCaption: Mick Horsley in action at the English Disability Open (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Derbyshire’s Mick Horsley won the 2018 English Disability Open by the slender margin of one stroke at The Warwickshire.Groves, from Marriott Breadsall Priory, completed 36 holes in 154, and pipped George Groves of Copthorne, Sussex. It was the second year in a row that Groves had to settle for the runner-up position.Horlsey opened with two-over par 74 on the Kings course, followed by a mixed bag in the rain on the second day on the Earls. His card included two eagles on par fives, but dropped shots pushed his score to eight-over 80.Groves, meanwhile shot 73 82, while third place went to Lewis Eccles of Grange Park, Yorkshire, with 77 82.Horsley also won the Category One handicap prize with his two-under net score. Category Two was won by Mike Wraight of Foxhills, Surrey, with a net score of two-over. The Category Three stableford was won by Ciaran Murphy of North Wilts with 57 points.The third English Disability Open was co-sanctioned by England Golf and Balasa Golf. It offered a championship for golfers of all impairments, creating one umbrella event for disabled golf in England.The event welcomed over 40 golfers, including three women.Jamie Blair, Disability Manager for England Golf, commented: “We had a fantastic two days and Mick Horsley put on a great performance to take overall title, battling the course and the wet conditions to win. It was brilliant to have the support of BALASA, the referees, the seniors section from the club and The R&A.”Next year, England Golf will take over the management of this event and making it part of their annual calendar of events. Tags: Disability Open, Mick Horsley, The Warwickshirecenter_img 31 Aug 2018 Narrow win for Mick at English Disability Open last_img read more

Pet Parade expected to bring 1,000 People and Many Pets to…

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Enterprise ServicesThe Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit to The Olympian for its annual Pet Parade. The event is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 18. It includes a parade that will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Park, wind through downtown Olympia and end at Sylvester Park.Organizers estimate that 1,000 people will attend the event, which could affect traffic and parking in the area.The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services manages the historic Capitol Campus in Olympia which includes five parks and Capitol Lake.last_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2017

first_imgDORTMUND COULD RUN IN TRIPLE BENDDortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner recently transferred by owner Kaleem Shah from trainer Bob Baffert to Art Sherman, could make his first start for Sherman in next Saturday’s Grade I Triple Bend Stakes if he’s ready for the seven furlong race.“He worked five-eighths in 59 the other day and went really well,” said Art’s son and assistant, Alan, of a breeze at Los Alamitos on Wednesday. Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak said the five-year-old son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown “looked good.”“He might run in the Triple Bend, I’m not sure. It might come up too quick,” Alan said. “I just don’t know if we’ll have him quite tight enough for that, but he’s getting close.”As to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, retired to stud at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky following his farewell race in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, the six-year-old California-bred is enjoying himself.“He’s doing great,” Alan said. “He’s bred to two mares every day and loving life.” Jerry Hollendorfer9218111820%51%$1,331,108 Stewart Elliott10611131610%38%$533,282 GRAZEN SKY STRETCHES OUT AGAIN IN TIZNOWGrazen Sky, a consistent son of the hard-hitting sire Grazen, returns to a one mile race Sunday when the stretch-running gray runs in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-bred or sired horses.Owned and bred by Nick Alexander and trained by Steve Miyadi, Grazen Sky was second last out going seven furlongs in the Cary Grant Stakes for state-breds Nov. 20 at Del Mar. His three races prior to that were at a mile, winning one at that distance in an overnight event at Del Mar last July 15.“There’s nowhere else to run him,” Miyadi said in explaining the move. “It could be a sloppy track and we’ll find out if he likes the mud.”Grazen Sky has won four of 19 starts, with eight seconds and four thirds, good for $392,638 in earnings.The field for the Tiznow, which goes as the eighth of nine races: Indygo Holiday, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Magic Mark, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Patriots Rule, Israel Ocampo, 8-1; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 4-1; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 4-1; and Avanti Bello, Flavien Prat, also 4-1. Peter Miller742017727%59%$1,069,715 Mark Glatt54911717%50%$400,570 John Sadler41781017%61%$465,304 Mike Smith37123932%65%$1,192,159 Tyler Baze16530341818%50%$1,413,051 BAL A BALI TRAINING UP TO KILROE MILEBal a Bali, who worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 1:26.80, is training for his return to the races in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on March 11.The seven-year-old Brazilian-bred full horse has not raced since finishing eighth in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita going a mile and a quarter on dirt last June 25.“I don’t have an option but to train up to the race,” said Richard Mandella, who conditions the son of Put It Back for Calumet Farm. “It’s the only thing I’ve got to do with him, and he’s a good horse, so I’m going to give it a go.”Bal a Bali was third in the 2016 Kilroe behind What a View and runner-up Bolo, who worked  five furlongs on the main track today in 1:00.80 for Carla Gaines, who has the son of Temple City ticketed for this year’s Kilroe. Flavien Prat15837242823%56%$2,447,134 Richard Baltas9016151418%50%$843,117 Tiago Pereira751071013%36%$306,130 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Joseph Talamo1021481714%38%$461,108 BAL A BALI TRAINING FOR GRADE I KILROE MILE William Spawr2192243%62%$264,271 Victor Espinoza43911621%60%$610,292 Martin Pedroza809161411%49%$428,288center_img J. Keith Desormeaux3372521%42%$435,960 Kent Desormeaux10121121021%43%$1,268,091 DORTMUND ‘GETTING CLOSE’ FOR TRIPLE BEND Vladimir Cerin3387624%64%$283,374 Peter Eurton4285419%40%$445,269 Philip D’Amato611371021%49%$809,080 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.75117615%32%$575,940 Trainer             Mts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill10611221910%49%$1,026,406 GRAZEN SKY BACK AT A MILE IN TIZNOW STAKES Bob Baffert4296721%52%$884,686 Luis Contreras8810102311%49%$487,192 Santiago Gonzalez9110121111%36%$462,642 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 24) FINISH LINES: Stewart Elliott, on becoming the 68th winner of the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award: “It’s a great honor, especially because it comes from my peers.” The 51-year-old Toronto native, winner of more than 4,700 races including the 2004 Kentucky Derby aboard Smarty Jones, will receive his award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita next month . . . Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and 2016 Eclipse champion in that category Champagne Room worked four furlongs on the main track Saturday in 47.60. Trainer Peter Eurton has her pointed to the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on turf March 11 . . . Imperative worked six furlongs on the training track in 1:16.40 for Bob Hess Jr. who is preparing the winner of more than $2 million for the Santa Anita Handicap . . . Streaking Grade II winner Vale Dori, working for the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes March 18 and a possible meeting with Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and Eclipse champion Finest City, went six furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:15 . . .To view uncut morning workout videos, visit XBTV.com, under the video on demand link; http://www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ . . . Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, reports two-time champion Songbird “sounder than ever” as she prepares for her four-year-old campaign. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro currently is jogging two miles daily . . . Team O’Neill has horses running on four fronts this weekend: Qatar (where trainer Doug O’Neill is with Royal Albert Hall), the Fair Grounds, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita  . . . Dawn Wells, known to millions as Mary Anne on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history, CBS’s Gilligan’s Island, will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s Sensational Star Stakes, along with Bill Spawr, who trained the multiple stakes winner for which the third race is named . . . All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, March 11, will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last. There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more

The gaps after a drunkenness are not by oblivion but by the impossibility of generating memories

first_imgDrinking alcohol and not remembering anything when the hangover takes control, or even without a hangover, is one of the most typical symptoms of a binge. Another, less common, is the loss of knowledge due to excessive blood levels of alcohol. But how do they affect our body? Showcase of alcoholic beverages. Image: Reuters Beyond the headache that excesses can lead to with alcohol, neurobiological and psychic consequences must be taken into account. The study ‘Alcoholism; Clinical & Experimental Research ‘(‘ Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research ‘) explains what happens when a person fades after an important intake of this drink – the amount varies depending on the biology of each person. Alcohol directly affects the hippocampus, which is the area of ​​the brain in which memories are generated. Therefore, researchers at the Alcoholism Research Society have discovered that the ‘gaps’ that can occur after a person gets drunk are not due to forgetfulness but to the brain’s inability to generate memories over a period of time. that alcohol intake was already excessive. “Technically, a drunk individual may lose or not lose consciousness for a short time, but the truth is that memories of events are not formed for long periods of time during drunkenness,” says Ausim Azizi, one of the scientists involved in the study also collected in Very interesting.But the loss of consciousness can lead to more serious problems for people, which involve physical conditions – if drunkenness causes us to fall and damage a bone, for example – and mental – psychological damage that can eventually end up in psychological problems.last_img read more

STETHS to skip Gibson McCook Relays

first_imgWhen the 41st staging of the Gibson McCook Relays gets under way this Saturday inside the National Stadium, new champions will be crowned in the high school boys Open 4x400m and 4x800m relays as defending champions in both events, St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) will not be attending the meet. The female team, which finished a close second in the Open 4x400m behind Holmwood ,is also out of the meet. Coach Reynaldo Walcott told The STAR that he will be using the break to give his athletes more time to recover and recuperate after last week’s Western Championships. “The Gibson McCook Relays is a prestigious meet on the athletics calendar, but after competing at the Western Championships last Saturday our athletes are fatigued and worn out and definitely need some time to recuperate. Both meets are too close. We definitely have to make a decision like this,” said Walcott, who believes that there are too many back-to-back meets heading into Champs. “We do take the Western Championships very seriously, and it has become more competitive as several of the schools have stepped up big time, and we do not have the numbers like a Kingston College, Calabar, Edwin Allen and Hydel as it is the same athletes, who are competing at these meets. My boys’ squad only has about 30 athletes and we have to prioritise, as following Gibson McCook, there is Carifta Trials, Digicel Grand Prix, and the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, and the Western Championships really took a toll on our athletes,” said Walcott. “Naturally, they (athletes) would be disappointed, but they all understood and had no problem with the decision,” Walcott added. Principal of the institute, Keith Wellington, who is also vice-president at ISSA, backed his coach’s decision. “The decision taken is a coaching one as the coach is the technical person and he knows best, and I have no reason not to support him. With so many meets leading to Champs, the decision is to prioritise,” Wellington said. STETHS last year recorded two close victories over St Jago, and fans were anticipating another exciting duel this year with the likes of Kingston College, Calabar, Jamaica College and Petersfield added to the mix in both events. Following their win at the Western Relays in the 4x400m in 3:13.72, they were the top seed in this event going into Gibson, while their second-place time of 7:42.95 behind Kingston College at the Milo Western Relays in the 4x800m event had them as the second seed in this event.last_img read more

Ebola Deaths Now Over 7,000, Cases Over 19,000, WHO Data Reports

first_imgDeaths from the Ebola outbreak are now over 7,000, according to the latest World Health Organization data.Time reported that the most hit by the deaths from the virus is Sierra Leone.The WHO data showed that there are 7,373 deaths as of Friday posting.The Guardian reported that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was in Sierra Leone Friday.He is optimistic that the disease is slowing down”We have a long way to go. Zero cases in Liberia, and this entire region, must be everyone’s goal,” he was quoted as saying. Ban also was in Liberia where it is now Ebola-free.The total number of cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is now 19,031.Up from 18,569.Guinea and Sierra Leone are also taking measures to prevent transmission by imposing bans on new year’s eve celebrations such as “fireworks displays and beach gatherings,” according to The Guardian.The WHO website said the Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated.It added that Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo.However, the outbreak in March this year is the largest with more cases and deaths since it was discovered in 1976.”The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have very weak health systems, lacking human and infrastructural resources, having only recently emerged from long periods of conflict and instability. On August 8, the WHO Director-General declared this outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” the website added.WHO stated that humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms. First symptoms are the sudden onset of fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. Vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function follow this.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NPSS Grizzlies to be back in action this coming weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – All of the sports teams had the week off of competition to enjoy a restful Thanksgiving weekend.The senior boys, senior girls and junior girls volleyball teams are in Dawson Creek on Friday and Saturday this weekend, October 18 and 19. The Senior Girls will open the tournament against DCSS at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.Jordynn McPherson, Tristan Hynes and Carter Collins will represent North Peace at the NCD Cross Country Zone Championship race in Dawson at the Bear Mountain Ski trails on October 19. Jordynn races at 10:30 a.m. Tristan and Carter race at 11:15 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Video: New Leicester signing Esteban Cambiasso’s best bits

first_imgWatch new Foxes star Esteban Cambiasso in action for Inter Milan and Argentina.last_img

Arsenal star Welbeck fit to face Manchester United

first_imgArsenal striker Danny Welbeck is fit to face former club Manchester United on Saturday.The 23-year-old was an injury doubt, after picking up a knock during England’s 3-1 victory over Scotland at Celtic Park, but will be available for selection.The clash at the Emirates is the first time Welbeck has had to face his former side, and Louis van Gaal’s comments will be ringing in his eyes.Following the forward’s departure last summer, the Dutchman claimed the Three Lions star was not up to the standard required at Old Trafford.It appears there won’t be much need for any pre-match motivation at the Emirates on Saturday night.You can listen to live exclusive national radio commentary of Arsenal v Manchester United from 5:30pm only on talkSPORT 1 Danny Welbeck in action for England last_img read more