Applications for the 2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) are now open, with 20 grants to be awarded to clubs and associations across a broad cross-section of sports. The 20 grants, worth US$750 each, will be awarded to a variety of amateur sports clubs, associations and people who are striving to achieve sporting greatness in their community.Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the SSF, and over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $70,000 in grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.The first round is now closed, however the second round of grants, in which seven grants will be awarded, will run from the 1st August – 15th September, and the third round of grants seeing six awarded will be open from the 1st October – 15th November.To view eligibility criteria please visit the following link:§ http://www.sportscover.com/sp_criteria.asp The application form can be found at:§ http://www.sportscover.com/ssf/ For more information on the SSF, please visit the Sportscover website by following the link below:http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=1610Related Links2012 SSF Grants
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radarby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe’s radar.The Turkish club wants to secure the 29-year-old Argentinean to a loan deal in January.Rojo’s current contract with United expires in 2020 and there is no question of extending the agreement.Everton are expecting to try again midseason after an August deal fell through.The defender last season played eight matches for United in all competitions.
YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]
TORONTO – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a partner have acquired the Santa Monica Business Park in California in a transaction valued at US$627.5 million.CPPIB says it will invest US$147.4 million for a 45 per cent interest in the West Los Angeles business park.Its joint venture partner in the acquisition is Boston Properties Inc., which will invest US$180.1 million and provide operating, property management and leasing services.The purchase is also being funded with US$300 million of financing.CPPIB managing director Hilary Spann said in a statement that the investment provides the Toronto-based pension fund manager with a sizable presence with the West L.A. office market.She said Santa Monica makes for an attractive market with strong demand driven by technology and media firms in the area.
Gurugram: Residents of four villages that includes Gwalpahari, Baliawas, Mandi and Ko— living close to the Bandhwari waste treatment plant have requested the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to carry out groundwater testing in their areas.The villagers fear that the groundwater — the only source of water for them — has been polluted like it was found to have been in three other villages — Bandhwari, Mangar (Faridabad) and Dera (Delhi) where tests were carried out earlier. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”As groundwater contamination by leachate has increased manifold in the past two years, we are sure that all surrounding areas, including my village (Gwal Pahari), has been affected. The problem is that most of the residents still rely on groundwater for consumption. We, therefore, demand groundwater testing at the earliest,” said a villager from Gwalpahari, who did not wish to be named. The dumping of more than 1,600 tonnes of mixed waste at the plant, every day, creates a stream of dirty black water, also known as leachate. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarRecently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) came down heavily on the Haryana government and directed authorities to carry out damage impact study and test groundwater samples in Bandhwari and other surrounding areas. Kuldeep Singh, regional officer, HSPCB (North), said, “We have forwarded the concerns raised by the residents to the CPCB, and the MCG commissioner who can help analyse the previous records (before the plant came up) and present situation. A detailed study has to be carried out by the CPCB, after the NGT directions.” At present more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily. It will be set up the Chinese company Eco green that has also been entrusted with the responsibility of recycling the waste in the area into the creation of power and other useful forms. As the layout of the projects, works may begin soon as claimed by certain public officials. Recently in the public meeting, the deputy commissioner of Gurugram instructed officials to ensure that all of the city’s bulk waste generators segregate waste on site and have their own composting units. He also instructed that this model should be replicated on an industrial scale for large manufacturing units, as well as at a panchayat level throughout Gurugram district.
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is hoping is that his winning goal against Leicester City will mark a special season for him.Luke Shaw made 16 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United in 2014.He started just the first five games of the 2015/16 season but a broken leg hampered his progress and he was restricted to 22 Premier League appearances between that injury and the end of last season.Luke Shaw impressed in Friday, scoring his first Premier League goal to ensure a 2-1 victory against Leicester City at Old Trafford.Speaking to former Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs according to Premier League official site, Shaw said: “Mentally, over the summer, it was quite hard. I really wanted to be at the World Cup and it pushed me on even more during pre-season.”Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Back in the second season with [Louis] van Gaal, I did a trip to Dubai and came back feeling really good. It’s similar to this time. I did it again.”“I’ve come back really fit, ready to go, and I think this is my season hopefully.”Shaw will be looking to hold down a starting spot in Manchester United’s lineup this season after a rocky relationship with Jose Mourinho last campaign.
Thierry Henry has reportedly decided to turn down Bordeaux’s offer to become their new head coach, amid concerns over their transfer budgetThe Arsenal and France legend has been locked in discussions with Bordeaux over becoming their new manager following Gus Poyet’s suspension from the role.The Uruguayan coach spoke out against the club following the sale of striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier without his permission.Bordeaux were keen on appointing Henry as his replacement and had given the 41-year-old the weekend to decide whether he wants to begin his managerial career in his homeland with the Ligue 1 side.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Henry was indeed interested in the role.But Sky Sports reports that Henry has had lingering doubts over the club’s ownership with an unnamed American firm currently in talks over a potential takeover.Bordeaux won the first game of their 2018/19 Ligue 1 campaign at home on Sunday by beating AS Monaco 2-1.The club are currently in 15th place in the league table after losing their first two matches.
Zinedine Zidane has revealed all on the “footballing philosophy” that he employed while in charge of Real MadridThe French coach led Los Blancos to three Champions League titles in under three full seasons, as well as the La Liga crown in 2016/17.Zidane sat down with the UEFA to discuss why was keen to get Real playing a possession game and how he always stuck to his principle of playing football that wins games, regardless of whoever is your opponent.“I always remained faithful to the footballing philosophy that I had conveyed to my players, regardless of who our opponents were,” said the 46-year-old.“When you have the ball, you’re not trying to win it back, so you’re normally in less danger. You can also make your opponents run and tire them out.“Knowing that my players had the necessary skill set, I felt an obligation to strengthen our identity as a possession-based team – not possession for possession’s sake, but possession for the purposes of attacking our opponents.“At the same time, having possession is no guarantee of victory!”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Zidane admitted that he often did a lot of analysing on his team.But he decided not to tell the players everything in order ensure they would continue playing their natural game.He added: “At Real Madrid, my coaching staff and I used to spend time on team-level analysis, but we limited what we passed on, as I wanted our team to remain focused on our own game.“However, I spent time on individual analysis during the week, and I had a word with each player before each match.“When you’re coaching Real Madrid, you have to win everything, while maintaining a certain standard of play – that’s my philosophy.”Zidane is currently on a sabbatical after leaving Real at the end of last season.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has revealed he cannot wait to see the United Kingdom get out of the European Union, as citizens wait to see how the nation’s Brexit pans out.The details of the UK’s departure from the EU have been a major conversation in the media ever since a slim majority voted in favour of Brexit back in 2016.Now, as the deadline for the referendum approaches the United Kingdom’s parliament remains at a halt, while calls for a second referendum have become louder.It is undoubtedly a topic that demands patience and a lot of sensitivity; however Warnock, known for his blunt public statements insists he can’t wait for the 2016 decision to become a reality.Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I think once the country knows what they’re doing, it will be straightforward [to make signings] … Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one,” he told reporters, according to Goal.“I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest.”“They had a referendum and now we see different politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it … Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place?”“I can’t wait to get out of it, if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect.” “Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.”