After all the build up the Rugby World Cup 2015 is finally here and the hosts, England, face a tough start against a Pacific Islanders Fiji.England have named an unchanged team from the one that beat Ireland 21-13 in the final warm up match on September 5, with Geoff Parling starting alongside Courtney Lawes in the second row and man of the moment Sam Burgess named among the replacements.Fiji coach John McKee has named three British-based players in his starting XV, with dangerous utility back Vereniki Goneva (Leicester Tigers) starting in the centres. New Bath scrum-half Niko Matawalu also starts, as does Glasgow lock Leone Nakarawa.ITV won the rights to show every World Cup game, with their coverage of England v Fiji starting at 7.25pm. If you won’t be in front of a television, BBC Radio should be your first point of all for live audio coverage.TelevisionLive coverageITV/ITV HD: 19.25-22.15S4C: 19.00-22.30HighlightsITV/ITV HD: 23.05-23.50ITV4: 09.50-10.35 (Saturday) TAGS: FijiHighlight The Rugby World Cup 2015 is finally upon us and the hosts England take on Fiji in the first match at Twickenham. Here is how to catch all the action Replacements: Tuapati Talemaitoga, Peni Ravai, Isei Colati, Tevita Cavubati, Peceli Yato, Nemia Kenatale, Joshua Matavesi, Asaeli Tikoirotuma.Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England captain Chris Robshaw RadioLive CoverageBBC Radio 5live: 20.00-22.00TeamsEngland: Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Brad Barritt, Jonny May; George Ford; Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Ben Morgan.Replacements: Rob Webber, Mako Vunipola, Kieran Brookes, Joe Launchbury, Billy Vunipola, Richard Wigglesworth, Owen Farrell, Sam Burgess.Fiji: Metuisela Talebula; Waisea Nayacalevu, Vereniki Goneva, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Nikola Matawalu; Campese Ma’afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo; Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa; Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera, Sakiusa Masi Matadigo.
News Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News News October 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraqi woman journalist shot dead in Baghdad IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the fatal shooting yesterday in Baghdad of Iraqi TV journalist Liqaa Abdul-Razzaq in what “once again bears the hallmarks of an execution.” An interpreter and the driver of the taxi she was travelling in were also killed in the same shooting, while a woman friend was wounded.”We are outraged by what appears to have been a targeted killing designed to intimidate the entire press and we call on the authorities to carry out a rapid and thorough investigation to identify those responsible and prevent this kind of tragedy continuing,” the organisation said.It also reiterated the principle that “journalists are neutral observers whose work must be protected and respected in order to ensure that news reporting is as free and thorough aspossible.”Abdul-Razzak was travelling in the taxi with her friend and the interpreter when it was fired on by unidentified gunmen. Abdel-Razak, the interpreter and the taxi-driver all died on the spot. The injured friend was rushed to hospital but quickly left for fear of being followed there and killed.Abdel Salam Dhari, a journalist with the TV station Al-Iraqiya, said Abdel-Razak was on her way to the US base of Eskania in the Al-Saydia district south of Baghdad on personal business. Her husband, who was murdered two months ago, worked as an interpreter for the US army.Abdel-Razak had been working for the past month for the Iraqi TV station Al-Sharqiya, which is part of the Al-Zaman press group. She also had a contract with the US-financed TV station Al-Iraqiya. She had just given birth to a daughter and had a 6-year-old son.Iraq continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for the news media. At least 30 journalists and 15 other media workers have been killed there since the start of the war in March 2003. The number of journalists and media workers killed since the start of 2004 is 30, of whom 24 were Iraqis.
Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia Loading… Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw by Villa in the semi-final first leg at the King Power Stadium. Rodgers, chasing his first final appearance as Leicester boss, would love to have Vardy available for 90 minutes against Villa, but he will not risk the striker’s long-term fitness by pushing him too hard. Read Also: EPL: Leicester thrash West Ham as Vardy suffers injury blow “Will he be 100 percent? He might only be at 80 percent fitness but I’d rather have an 80 percent Jamie Vardy than no Jamie Vardy at all, because of what he gives the team and his threat,” Rodgers said. “But we also have to consider the risk of further injury and that’s what we’re weighing up. “He’s come through the last two days on the (training) field well. We’ll see how that looks in the morning, but I’m very confident he’ll be involved in some part.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers expects Jamie Vardy to return from injury for Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg at Aston Villa. Vardy missed the club’s FA Cup fourth-round win at Brentford on Saturday after suffering a glute injury during last week’s win against West Ham. League Cup: Vardy set to return for Leicester’s semi-final showdown It was initially feared Leicester’s 17-goal leading scorer could be sidelined for several weeks. But Rodgers revealed on Monday that the 33-year-old was fit enough to be involved at Villa Park as Leicester try to book a Wembley final date with Manchester City or Manchester United. “He’ll be in the squad,” Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference. “He’s worked very hard since picking up the injury in midweek. “We’ll give it another full day, so we can see how he is tomorrow and decide if he starts or comes off the bench. But he will have a part to play.”Advertisement
Published on March 27, 2019 at 10:32 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Mary Rahal was in the process of clearing the ball. She ran up the field and passed to Sierra Cockerille who was cutting across the field. As Cockerille neared the goal, she passed to an open Meaghan Tyrrell, who found Nicole Levy.Levy caught the ball, shifted her weight to her back foot, twisted her shoulders around and flung the ball from behind her back and into the net.It was the first goal in a season-high scoring day for No. 3 Syracuse (11-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast). The Orange topped Albany (5-5, 1-0 America East), 19-7. Eleven SU players scored, the second most this season. It was Syracuse’s highest-scoring performance of the season in a game where SU’s lead scorer Emily Hawryschuk found the net only once. Filling in, Mackenzie Baker and Georgia Pesot scored their first career goals, Levy and Rahal reached a season-high in goals, and Julie Cross’s three goals was her career-high.“With the talent that we have and the depth that we have,” Levy said, “it’s no shock how many people are getting on the board and honestly, those are the teams that are championship caliber teams.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorLevy had a hat trick in the opening 15 minutes, starting with the behind-the-back goal and ending with a free position attempt. Of Syracuse’s 12 free position attempts, nine were in some way converted into a goal.Even shots that weren’t successful aided SU. Megan Carney shot wide and went out of bounds, but Tyrrell was close enough to the end line that she just needed to stretch her stick out and take a few steps to earn the possession back for the Orange. Moments later, Cross was in possession of the ball and hit a top-shelf goal.“I just happened to be finding my teammates, and my teammates were setting me up for opportunities,” Cross said.After Levy’s behind-the-back goal to start, the Great Danes responded with a goal of their own. Syracuse responded to that with a six-goal run and pulled the game from Albany’s control. The run included Hawryschuk’s only goal of the game.Prior to facing Albany, Hawryschuk scored at least four goals in her last eight games. The Great Danes held her to one. The junior attack had just attempted a free position attempt that was saved but recovered by SU. She positioned herself behind the net as Tyrrell scooped the ball. She passed it to Hawryschuk who cradled her stick a few times as she ran around the net and tossed the ball over the goalie’s shoulder.Syracuse’s season-high in points was also the team’s second-highest in assists with nine. Sam Swart, the fourth-highest scorer on the team, was unable to find the net tonight, but she was able to send Rahal an assist late in the second half. Rahal caught the ball and overhand tossed the ball into the net.“I think that we’re a very unselfish team and when we work together and we can find each other,” Cross said, “… it makes the game not only more fun to play but it shows how close we are as a team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The Cranes team that faced Congo. PHOTO VIA @masindeonyango?? Congo 1-1 Uganda ?? (Goal Milton Karisa )?? Ghana 1-1 Egypt ??Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a draw away in Brazaville courtesy of a first half goal by Milton Karisa.Marvin Baudry gave the home team an early lead that was cancelled just one minute later by Karisa.Coach Moses Basena travelled to Congo with a side that had many new players being readied for the upcoming regional and African tournaments.The team however travelled with star of Uganda’s campaign, Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango, who has conceded only two goals in six games.After falling out of the race to make Russia World Cup 2018, Cranes now eye CECAFA 2017, CHAN 2018 and AFCON 2019 tournaments. Egypt topped World Cup qualifier Group E to secure a place in the Russia finals after beating Uganda and Congo 1-0 in their last two matches last month.CRANES START XI: Onyango; Wadada, Juuko, Isinde, Walu, Wasswa, Iguma, Mutyaba, Karisa, Muleme, Serunkuuma. Standings Group EEGY – 13 ptsUGA – 9 pts GHA – 7 ptsCGO – 2The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt, which was the highlight of their campaign.Recalled Shikabala scores as Egypt drawShikabala marked his recall by Egypt with a superb goal during a 1-1 draw away to Ghana Sunday in the final World Cup Africa zone Group E qualifier.The match in Cape Coast was a dead rubber as the ‘Pharaohs’ won the mini-league and secured a place at the 2018 finals in Russia by defeating Congo Brazzaville last month.It will be Egypt’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1990, while Ghana miss out after playing in the last three editions.Argentina-born Egypt coach Hector Cuper rested a number of first choices, including Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, giving fringe players like Shikabala a chance to impress.The Saudi Arabia-based midfielder made the most of his first national team appearance for three years by slamming a low pass past goalkeeper Richard Ofori on 61 minutes.But the lead lasted only three minutes with Ghana levelling through an Edwin Gyasi shot from outside the box that took a deflection and wrongfooted goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy.The ‘Black Stars’ almost snatched victory in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time during a goalmouth scramble.Ghana lacked several regulars, including Andre and Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Partey.Tweets about @OfficialFUFA Share on: WhatsApp
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A record 129 teams will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the 2006 Queensland Junior State Cup.The biggest tournament on the Touch Football Queensland calendar will be held at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Tourist Drive, Glasshouse Mountains from 7 – 9 July.The three-day tournament will showcase the State’s best junior teams and will feature over 1500 players, 200 officials, and 80 referees.The Junior State Cup contested in school holiday time at the idyllic Coastal location creates a great carnival atmosphere and is a regular pilgrimage for the Queensland Touch community.In its eleventh year of existence, the tournament continues to increase in participant numbers and popularity, with over 5000 spectators expected tohead to the top of the mountain to view the non-stop action from the 313 tournament games. Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association, winner of six out of eight divisions in 2005, are again expected to dominate the tournament.Gold Coast, Redlands, and Toowoomba Touch Associations have tuned up for the TFA Queensland Junior State Cup by contesting the Delfin Junior Tri-Series and will provide stiff opposition to the reigning champions.Nominations have been received from all over Queensland with Caboolture, Chinchilla, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Noosa, Hervey Bay, and Dalby providing the most teams across divisions in the Boys and Girls competition in age groups from Under 11 through to Under 17.An amazing 34 teams have nominated for the respective Boys (18) and Girls (16) 11Years divisions, highlighting the popularity of the sport with our youngest age group of representative players across the State.A deserving junior champion in the respective Boys and Girls17 years divisions will receive the prestigious Scott Notley (Boys) or Kerry Norman (Girls) medal for outstanding performance, service, sportsmanship, and dedication to their affiliate and the sport.Touch Football Queensland has organized some great promotions and activities for participants during the 3 days including an All Star Mixed game featuring Australian Youth Development squad members against a selection of players from the State Cup Under 17 Girls and Boys divisions. A trade display, skill challenges, sporting pulse workshops, and other development resources will be available for affiliate education during the tournament. The Touch Football Queensland Coaching Management Team (CMT) and Referee Management Team (RMT) will provide coaching and assessments for interested technical personnel and some great new merchandise will be available for the event.The Junior Elite Talent Squad (JETS) under the watchful eye of RMT Youth Portfolio Manager Rob Ward and JETS Portfolio Director Glen Richardson will also be in action, showing Queensland’s junior talent also extends to the refereeing ranks.Among the ten elite junior referees participating are three North Queenslanders making the flight down to gain valuable advice and experience from some of Queensland’s best referees.TFA and TFQ staff will be on hand to deliver all aspects of tournament Administration and to assist in the delivery of a very successful and enjoyable 2006 Junior State Cup for all.All information about the tournament, including relevant FORMS, DRAWS and the MANAGER’S KIT can be obtained in the next 24 hours by going to www.sportingpulse.com.au selecting “Touch” and “Queensland.”Keep an eye on the Junior State Cup tournament web site for further news, stories, and information in the lead-up and throughout the event, including up to date results and all the latest news fresh from the fields.Tournament control AKA the “Glass Elevator” will keep you posted on all you need to know about the 2006 Touch Football Australia Queensland Junior State Cup.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd moveby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ruled out a move to Manchester United.The Daily Mail says United’s pursuit of the Croatian has hit a wall, with his family not keen on moving to Manchester.The 31-year-old star is hopeful of staying at the Nou Camp but if his situation doesn’t change and he is forced out, Rakitic and his family would prefer a move to Paris, Milan or a location with warmer climes than Manchester.United enquired about Rakitic in December and January and the clubs maintained dialogue but that tailed off in March.Barcelona are desperate to sell a few players to free up some money so sounded out United again but Rakitic’s family have made it clear they don’t want to move to Manchester. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Staff Selection Commission to declare the result of a re-examination of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2017 held last year. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer said that injunction granted on August 31, last year on the declaration of result for SSC CGL, 2017, would not continue on a re-examination conducted on March 9, 2018. The top court said that lakhs of unemployed youths have suffered because someone from the organisation was corrupt. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It also set up a high powered committee comprising Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of tech giant Infosys, and renowned computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms for conducting of competitive examinations fairly by government bodies. The bench said that it will decide the terms of reference for the high powered committee at the later stage and posted the matter for further hearing on April 9. The examination papers of the SSC CGL 2017 were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests from job seekers for several days. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAmid the protests, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had recommended a CBI probe into the allegations of paper leak. On August 31, last year, the apex court had stayed the declaration of result of the SSC CGL and Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination held in 2017, in which lakhs of students had appeared, saying it seemed that the entire test and the system was “tainted”. At the outset, the bench Monday asked the Centre to consider re-conducting the 2017 examination as several of the papers were alleged to be tainted. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre said that there was no need for re-examination of entire papers as the leak was “extremely localised” and those behind the leaks were identified and action was taken. He said that there was allegation with regard to one paper which was held on February 21, 2018 and the SSC has cancelled that paper and a re-examination was taken on March 9, which was not tainted.
“Matt (Lampson) just sent a great ball in. It was kind of slippery and it slipped through. I was hoping it would come through and it did, so I just put my left foot on it,” McAnena said. Scales scored the team’s first goal with header after Chris Hegngi lofted a cross across the box, allowing Scales to put some force behind the finish to tie the game at one with 25 minutes to play in the first half. The win pushes OSU’s record to 6-2-2 while Michigan State falls to 7-2-0. Despite being ranked No. 19, a win over the No. 11 team in the country did not feel like an upset for the Buckeyes. “We’re both top teams in the Big Ten and we both play really well,” McAnena said. “Every game in the Big Ten every team is pretty evenly matched.” “I’m not about rankings, to be honest,” Scales said. “If we come out everyday and compete, do the things we need to do, listen to our coaches, then we’re going to be a good team.” The Buckeyes will have to find a way to maintain the momentum, without playing a game for another week. OSU plays Northwestern at 1 p.m. Sunday in Evanston, Ill. Austin McAnena scored for the second-straight game as the No. 19 Ohio State men’s soccer team beat the No. 11 Spartans of Michigan State 2-1 on a blustery afternoon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “Coming off a good result against Akron, to get a result like this is even better,” mid-fielder Sam Scales said. “To go 2-0 in the Big Ten, we just got to keep going off this momentum and hopefully we can go 3-0 and get that Big Ten title in our hands.” OSU coach John Bluem said it is critical for the team to keep compiling wins at home going forward. “I think that Michigan State is a good team. They had some problems today but they’re going to figure in the conference race I think,” Bluem said. “You have to win your home games.” With the Big Ten schedule including only three home games for the Buckeyes, each win against conference opponents is critical. “I’m just glad that we got through it, and I think the guys gutted it out and it was a good performance, and a super goal by Austin (McAnena),” Bluem said. McAnena’s second goal in as many games came off a set piece from goalkeeper Matt Lampson, which was misjudged by the Spartans’ defense. From the left side of the box, McAnena was able to track the ball behind the defenders and finish with his left foot into the far side of the net for the game’s deciding goal in the 64th minute.