Leeds boss bemoans crucial missed chance after defeat at Fulham

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLeeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom bemoaned a missed chance by Caleb Ekuban after his team’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham.Ekuban missed when through on goal moments before Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the second for Fulham.“The big moments were the difference between the teams,” Heckingbottom said.“We can take lots of things from that game: frustration, anger, pleasure, disappointment.“Caleb needs to work on chances like that, definitely. But we win as a team and lose as a team.“Certain things went against us. Some pleasing things came out of the game but I’m getting frustrated.“We more than matched them, but they were good.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Punjab govt. seeks hike in MSP of crops

first_imgIn a bid to alleviate the woes of the State’s distressed farmers, the Punjab government has sought a hike in the Minimum Support Price of various crops for the 2019-20 rabi season from the Central government.The State agriculture department has come out with a detailed proposal for hike in the MSP of wheat crop from ₹1,840 per quintal in 2018-19 to ₹2,710 in 2019-20, and barley from ₹1,440 to ₹1,974 per quintal.Gram, mustard prices“The proposal, submitted to the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices, also seeks a hike in the MSP of gram from the earlier ₹4,620 to ₹5,631 per quintal, and of rapeseed and mustard from ₹4,200 to ₹5,384 per quintal,” an official statement said on Wednesday.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the hike was necessary for promoting crops like barley, gram, rapeseed and mustard in the State, to give the much-needed push for crop diversification that would help arrest the deleting groundwater table in Punjab.“While the State government had taken all possible steps to ease the problems of farmers, including farm debt waiver, the Centre’s intervention was needed to support these measures, especially in the matter of MSP which was under its control,” he said.Swaminathan reportThe Chief Minister also reiterated his demand for full implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission report to ensure the much-needed improvement in the agriculture system and better remuneration for the farmers.last_img read more

ICC probes Amir for breach of ban

first_imgPakistan’s Mohammad Amir is being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after playing in a minor English league match last week despite being banned from the sport for corruption.Mohammad Aamer is serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing.The 19-year-old Aamer took part on Saturday in an official Surrey Cricket League match for Addington 1743, a village team based in a south London suburb that didn’t realise he breached his five- year ban by playing.”The suspension clearly states that he cannot take part in any cricket-related activities,” ICC spokesman Sami-ul Hasan said. “We are aware of the reports and are investigating the matter.” The Surrey Cricket League is under the jurisdiction of the England and Wales Cricket Board, which said it is “investigating and liaising with the ICC as appropriate.”The ICC tribunal that banned Amir in February for “spot-fixing” could impose a further sanction if it is proved he played in a competitive match.”He has been at all times anxious not to violate his ban,” said Gareth Peirce, Amir’s lawyer. “He has seen today’s news reports with alarm. He is making contact directly through his lawyers with the ICC.”He was given the chance of joining in part of a game with a village cricket team as a way of keeping in practice. He was assured by the team that they had asked their league if he was permitted to play with them and had been told that he was. He did not stay for the whole match.”advertisementThe left-arm fast bowler was introduced to Addington, which has less than 20 members, through captain Ijaz Raja and a team sponsor last week. Amir took four wickets and scored 60 runs in the match.”We’ve got a couple of guys who have contacts with people from the Pakistan team. They said it would be good if he could play, and it was a good day out for him and us,” club secretary Raheal Shafi said.”I got the news from our captain on Friday morning and we spoke to the league secretary, Robin Ford, on Friday just to make sure everything was fine … and he was fine about it.”He said there shouldn’t a be a problem. Robin Ford is associated with St. Lukes and he is one of their members. The opposition were St. Lukes and they did not have any objections.” Shafi, who has been a member of Addington since 1991, said he thought Amir was only prohibited from playing professional cricket.”We are nowhere near Test or county standard and there was no money involved,” Shafi said.Aamer and Pakistan teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were banned for at least five years by the International Cricket Council in February for accepting money from a businessman to bowl pre-determined no-balls during a Test in England last year.They are also due to face a criminal trial in London in October after being charged with conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments along with their agent, Mazhar Majeed.When he wasn’t playing on Saturday, Amir gave advice about how the Addington players could improve their batting and bowling.Shafi said his teammates watched clips of Amir bowling for Pakistan on the internet in front of him.”He was very down to earth,” Sahfi said. “He was relaxing and sitting on the grass and talking about life in Pakistan, life in England and where he has travelled.”last_img read more

Fighting relegation

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Triumph on ice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It was Etheridge’s ninth clean sheet of the season and also pushed the Welsh club’s tally to 31 points from 34 matches for 18th place, which is the last and final spot up for relegation.If they don’t turn things around, the Bluebirds will drop back to the Championship after just one season in the 20-club Premier League, missing out on a chance of luring more sponsors and getting a share of the league’s lucrative sponsorship deals.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, logistics“A lot of people wrote us off at the start of the season, but we’ve still given ourselves a chance [to avoid relegation],” Etheridge told the Inquirer.“It was a massive win against Brighton, which we can actually say was a must-win game for us. We have to keep on knocking on the door and keep playing the way we have. Our togetherness as a team has been fantastic over the past few months. Now, we’re looking forward to the battle [against relegation].” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino international Neil Etheridge is confident that Cardiff City will keep its place in the English Premier League, even with a tough run of matches to close out the season.The Bluebirds remain in the relegation zone despite closing the gap on Brighton with a 2-0 victory last Tuesday and Etheridge believes they have lots of fight left to survive the drop.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Bluebirds have an uphill battle against leaders Liverpool on Sunday, but like their chances against already relegated Fulham and Crystal Palace, before wrapping up their season away at Manchester United.Brighton is at 17th with 33 points but has to play three Top 6 teams in its last five matches.“It’s not going to be easy, but we’ve had some games that are winnable and if we win those, we’ll have a chance,” said Etheridge. “Cardiff is such a big club and it belongs in the Premier League.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Australian Men’s Camp

first_imgThe Australian Men’s National Training Squad will train in Sydney this weekend as they prepare for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series in April next year. The camp is the first opportunity for the Australian Men’s Open contingent to train together since the announcement of the squad in June, in the lead up to the series which will be played at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Friday, 25 April to Sunday, 27 April 2014. The Men’s Open team will be hopeful of reclaiming the division back from New Zealand, following their 2-1 series loss at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series in Auckland in February. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all of the latest news and information on the Australian teams in the lead up to the 2014 Trans Tasman Series.  Be sure to also follow Touch Football Australia on our social media pages:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’Related LinksAussie Men’s Camplast_img read more

10 months agoFather of Ajax defender De Ligt opens door to Juventus

first_imgFather of Ajax defender De Ligt opens door to Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe father of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opened the door to a move to Juventus.De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola met with Juve officials this week.“Juve could be a possibility, but they’re not the only team interested,” Frank de Ligt said.“Now we’re focusing on this season with Ajax. Turin is a beautiful city, I came here for the Netherlands match in June too.“In the next few months, I, my son, and [agent Mino] Raiola will make the best decision for his future.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse admits they paid for “sloppy” defending in defeat to Manchester City.Saints were behind inside ten minutes when David Silva converted namesake Bernardo’s cutback, by which time the goalscorer had already been denied by a fine save from Alex McCarthy.Saints responded well and deservedly drew level through Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, but succumbed to two goals in the dying minutes of the first half that ultimately decided the game, before skipper Højbjerg was dismissed late on.“It’s a disappointing result, obviously. I think we started the game poorly and didn’t quite get into the flow of the game,” Ward-Prowse said.“I think we showed glimpses in the first half of what we’ve been working on as a team, pressing high, and the goal came from that.“I felt we were right in it, but two unlucky, sloppy goals at the end of the first half killed the game.“When you give a team like that those sorts of opportunities and chances, they’re going to run away with it, which they did.” last_img read more

Statistics Canada says the pace of economic growth slowed in first quarter

first_imgThe pace of economic growth in Canada slowed in the first quarter of this year as housing investment pulled back amid new mortgage stress test rules.Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annualized pace of 1.3 per cent for the first three months of the year. That compared with an annual pace of 1.7 per cent in the final three months of 2017.Economists had expected growth to come in at an annualized rate of 1.8 per cent for the first quarter of 2018, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The weaker-than-expected result came as investment in housing fell 1.9 per cent in the quarter, the largest decline since the first quarter of 2009, due to a drop in ownership transfer costs as the pace of home sales slowed at the start of the year.Growth in the first quarter was also the slowest pace since the economy contracted in the second quarter of 2016 due to forest fires that destroyed parts of Fort McMurray, Alta., and forced the shutdown of several oilsands operations in the region.The latest reading on the economy follows the Bank of Canada’s decision to keep its key interest rate on hold.last_img read more

Charges laid in Dawson Creek property related crimes

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – RCMP received a report of a stolen UTV in the Toms Lake area on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.According to the RCMP, frontline officers attended, located the stolen UTV, and arrested both occupants. Further investigation by police uncovered evidence connecting suspects to two other stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer which were located nearby.A subsequent investigation has since linked the suspects to several other vehicle thefts and property thefts in the Peace region. Ryan Bumstead, 25-years-old, Chelbi Hiebert, 28-years-old, Hayden Raposo, 28-years-old and Lyric Grey, 21-years-old have all been charged with multiple property and vehicle theft-related offences.All four remain in police custody awaiting a future court date.This investigation encompasses numerous reported thefts and break and enters across the Peace Region from Fort St John to Grande Prairie said S/Sgt Damon Werrell, NCO i/c Dawson Creek Detachment.The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477last_img read more

Housing prices up 7 sales down 28 supply dips 64 in last

first_imgNew Delhi: Housing prices rose by a modest 7 per cent in seven major cities during the past five years, while sales and new supply have declined 28 per cent and 64 per cent, respectively, according to brokerage firm Anarock. In its analysis of the performance of the real estate sector in the past five years of the current central government, Anarock founder and Chairman Anuj Puri said many steps were taken to reform and improve the image of the Indian real estate sector. Measures such as demonetisation, new realty law RERA and GST did cause some pain for the sector in short term but would prove beneficial in the long run, he added. On operation performance of the housing segment, Puri said the prices in primary markets have seen more of a “time correction” rather than a price correction, with average prices across top-seven cities seeing a meagre 7 per cent increase in the past five years. “Considering inflation (assuming seven per cent a year), all cities will have seen negative price trends in the last five years,” he added. These seven cities are Delhi-NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. The supply of new housing units reduced by 64 per cent in the past five years from 5.45 lakh units in 2014 to 1.95 lakh units in 2018. Housing sales were also slow, dropping by 28 per cent during the same period from 3.43 lakh units in 2014 to 2.48 units last year. “Like it or lump it, but (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi’s victory in 2014 ushered a new era in Indian real estate starkly marked by his vision to set the ‘house’ in order and alter the scarred face of an unorganised sector beset by unscrupulous activities,” Puri said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi “tightened the Centre’s grip on real estate previously the largest dump-yard for black money hoarders and introduced big-bang schemes to benefit consumers”, he said. Puri said the government set the stage for the real estate sector in the long term through major policy overhauls and initiatives like 100 smart cities and Housing For All by 2022. The chairman of Anarock said demonetisation, realty law RERA and the GST brought about a paradigm shift in the way the Indian real estate does business and laid the groundwork for improved transparency and efficiency in the sector. “The measures he took to achieve this did have short-term negative impacts, but nobody can argue that this is a case where short-term pain is necessary for the sake of long-term gain,” he added. However, Puri felt that the on-ground implementation for most of these initiatives could have been better to achieve more even in these five years.last_img read more