The U13 Middletown Patriots soccer team captured the championship at the Hazlet Columbus Day Classic Tournament. After preliminary wins against Middletown United FC, US Parma Vittoria and a tie with the Battle of Monmouth Wanderers, the Patriots won against the Battle of Monmouth team in the championship game. The Patriots pressured the Battle of Monmouth defense the entire game but could not find the net. After two fiveminute overtimes, it came down to a suddendeath shootout. The Patriots were able to prevail and received the title of Champions of the Hazlet Columbus Classic Tournament. This is the third tournament in 2009 that the Patriots have won. The Patriots are coached by Mike Mc- Carthy, Steve Binn and Steve Rozzo. The U13 Middletown Patriots champions are: Kristen McGaughey, Alexa Barriero, Raquel Wall, Olivia Goskowsky, Julia Mc- Carthy, Annie Rozzo, Rachel Becker, Katie Viscardi, Michaela Altland, Brooke Trotta, Alex Raguseo, Sami Binn, Claire Begley, Lindsey Florio and Amanda Paton
Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View comments MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Olu Ashaolu was supposed to be NLEX’s foreign reinforcement in the Governors’ Cup, but the Road Warriors gladly slid him into the lineup for the remainder of the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks The Road Warriors are already out of playoff contention and their remaining three games would allow Ashaolu to get his rhythm quicker and give him a head start for the third conference.Ashaolu, who first played for NLEX in the 2018 Governors’ Cup, replaced Tony Mitchell and the 6-foot-5 big man from Oregon said he’s glad to be back to the club for bringing him back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m very eager, it’s something that I’ve been looking forward to since the injury,” said Ashaolu after leading the Road Warriors to the 100-97 win over Rain or Shine Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m happy to be back here, the team welcomes me with open arms so I’m just going to do my part and try to win as many games as possible.” LATEST STORIES 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay PBA: Pringle, Brownlee lead as Ginebra turns back Alaska Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Ashaolu suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee in his previous stint with the Road Warriors cutting short his first PBA tenure, but this same setback is what’s motivating the 6-foot-5 forward.His first game back saw him put up 26 points, on 10-of-22 shooting, 13 rebounds, and six assists with the Road Warriors improving to a 2-7 record.“Personally I don’t think I had a great showing, my legs were a little heavy and I didn’t really make my jump shots,” said Ashaolu who last played for the St. John’s Edge in the National Basketball League of Canada.Nevertheless, the jovial big was grateful for head coach Yeng Guiao for trusting him and bringing him back to the team.“I’m very fortunate for this [early play with the team], coach Yeng felt it was best to try and bring me early,” said Ashaolu. “It’s kind of the same team as last year with a few new additions. I’m happy to be here and get going with the guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Laptimes are also expected to increase by up to five-seconds. Bottas, however, thinks that despite the faster cars, the driving styles will probably remain the same.“Personally I don’t think the driving style will change massively,” Bottas told Motorsport.com.“Obviously with more grip, some of the lines will change, and some of the corners will be flat out instead of a small lift.“So I think the approach with some of the corner combinations and the lines can change. But I don’t think the corner will go quicker, I don’t think it will change much.“But I think the main challenge at the moment is in the longer runs, to try to keep the tyres in a good condition.“When you wear tyres, handling the torque, getting out of corners and being sensitive with the right foot and avoiding slides, is more important. That’s the main challenge at the moment.”Having already tested with Williams in the simulator, the Finn likes what he saw.“It is quite a lot faster in the corners, I like it,” said Bottas, who is tipped to replace World Champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes this year.“Higher corner speeds are always nice, and more traction, grip and downforce is good.“It comes with less speed on the straights, but it doesn’t really matter – so it feels okay.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mercedes have approached Valterri Bottas to replace the retired Nico Rosberg. PHOTO/SkyHELSINKI, Finland, Jan 2- Ahead of the new regulation changes set for next season, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas doesn’t expect any driving style changes.The regulation changes will see Formula 1 cars adopt heavy aerodynamic specs and wider tyres with the aim of increasing the speed and downforce.
0Shares0000Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez poses for a photo in his new Al-Sadd club shirt after signing a two-year contract with the Qatari team in Doha on June 11, 2015. PHOTO/AFPDOHA, September 14- His last competitive match was in front of more than 70,000 fans but Xavi Hernandez made his Qatar Stars League debut on Sunday watched by a crowd of just 2,253.For a former world player of the year who has won 28 trophies, including the World Cup, two European Championships, and whose last performance for Barcelona was in June’s Champions League victory, a sweaty night in downtown Doha may not have seemed like one of the most spectacular nights of a glittering career. For Xavi’s new team though, Al Sadd, it was a perfect start to the season, winning 4-0 away in a one-sided clash against newly-promoted Mesaimeer, emphasising their determination to go one better than second place last season.Afterwards, he brushed aside questions about himself, declaring only that the result mattered.“It was positive to win,” said Xavi.“We had a lot of chances, we have a good team and play good football.”His new team even have a good chance of adding to his large collection of medals and winning the league, he added.But the three points aside and however humble he stayed, the match was largely about one thing: Xavi.The QSL’s most high-profile and expensive signing had drawn a disparate crowd of football fans among Qatar’s large expatriate population from as far afield as Burkina Faso, Uganda, Iran, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal as well as many locals.“It’s my first time watching a match here but I came because of Xavi. I support Barcelona,” Sadat, a 29-year-old Ugandan who works in the Gulf as a security guard told AFP.“It is my first time to see him play.”Sitting close by among a noisy bank of fans — some singing, some banging drums, others watching intently while snacking on sunflower seeds at the Al-Araby stadium — was Arrisala, a 23-year-old from Mombasa.He too had come watch to the Catalan playmaker.“We are happy to be here, it’s very exciting,” he said.“We want to see all the good players in Qatar.”The crowd did not have to wait long to cheer their hero.Xavi earned his first assist in the QSL in the 11th minute, floating a free kick onto the head of Jung Soo Lee to put Al Sadd a goal ahead.Their lead was never in doubt and they were so dominant that Al Sadd’s goalkeeper, Saad Abdulla Aldosari, who had so little to do he could have been added to the official attendance figure, even shunned an official water break in the second half as the temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius (97 farenheit).Wearing his trademark number six but in unfamiliar white and black, Xavi’s best spell came just after the second half, when he went close with a free-kick, a header and then one of his trademark defence-splitting passes, presented Musab Keder Kamal with an easy chance.But the right-bank fluffed his big moment and pushed his shot into the side netting.– “Xavi! Xavi! Xavi!” –It mattered little. The game was won and the crowd won over.When he went to take a corner in the dying minutes, the crowd started chanting, “Xavi! Xavi! Xavi!”He waved and they cheered some more.Xavi, who is on a two year contract, is not the first big name to play in the domestic league of the 2022 World Cup hosts as Qatar tries to raise its footballing profile.Real Madrid’s Raul also played for Al Sadd and current managers include Gianfranco Zola.But that has left Qatari crowds wanting even more big names.Iranian English teacher Ali, watching on with his son in a Barcelona shirt said he wanted to watch “Messi or Neymar”.“It is one of my dreams seeing Xavi play here, so maybe I can dream of other players,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
European football expert Andy Brassell claims a move to Manchester United would be the best fit for Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan.The Turkish star’s agent has announced the 28-year-old is in talks with three clubs about a possible switch.Arsenal, Chelsea and the Red Devils have all been linked with the former Galatasaray man but Brassell believes Louis van Gaal’s side should go all out to land the schemer.“Everyone should be interested in him, including Chelsea,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “This guy is an unbelievable player.“He made a huge difference in those even Madrid derbies that Atletico won. He’s got great energy and is adaptable.“He wants to come to the Premier League and my gut feeling tells me [he’ll move to] Manchester United. They’re the most likely and that’s the fit for him.”
Sam Allardyce believes England boast the best group of young players they have had for generations.The former Three Lions manager says the future is bright for the national game, but has challenged clubs to give their starlets more game time at the top level. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Southgate has called on England to go one step further at the Euros next summer Gareth Southgate is keen to build on the success of the World Cup in Russia, but he is not afraid to blood young talent into his senior team – and his latest squad is testament to that.Of the original 25 players called up for the Three Lions’ opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, 18 of them are aged 26 and below.And Chelsea’s 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and 24-year-old Southampton midfielder James Ward Prowse have since been drafted into the team, after a number of players pulled out through injury. 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The debut call-up of Hudson-Odoi has drawn particular interest. The young Chelsea forward was selected for the Under-21s squad for the first-time only last week, but he has been immediately promoted the senior squad despite having yet to start a Premier League game.The likes of Hudson-Odoi, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Declan Rice – amongst others not yet in the frame for an England spot – are proof academies have unearthed real talent over the last few years.Hudson-Odoi and Rice may well earn their first caps on Friday night, as England get their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign up and running against the Czechs.And Big Sam is excited to see what the future holds for the young lions. BEST OF REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice huge blow 2 RANKED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Callum Hudson-Odoi could make his senior England debut Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Asked if this is the best group of young players England have had for some time, Allardyce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Oh, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.“They’re popping up all over the place. Somewhere along the line the academies have started working again, after all the stick they’ve had over the last few years.“They are looking very, very strong indeed, so let’s hope they come into the England side and make it better than it already is, because it promises to be a very bright future.“Even though some of them are not playing on a regular basis, Gareth still thinks they’re talented enough to come into the England squad and play, and full marks to him.“It’s going to help them develop and it’s going to help them fight to get into their Premier League teams when they go back.”Listen back to Sam Allardyce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above
Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has slammed the critics of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an impassioned defence of the under-pressure Red Devils manager.He went on to claim that his former team is “not Manchester United Football Club anymore.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 8.79%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 3 Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked He added: “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or ex-player to know what the issue is at Manchester United and that’s why it’s called Manchester United.“They’re not Manchester United Football Club anymore because at this moment in time it’s ‘Manchester United [the brand] who come first’ and not ‘Manchester United, the football club, who should be coming first.’”Below you can see the full clip of Parker’s impassioned defence of Solskjaer. Getty Images – Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest Uniteds bad form has left Solskjaer under pressure LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule deals Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 update 3 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta PEP TALK rookie error Man United fan says Red Devils MUST hire Roy Keane as manager“He’s totally out of control of what’s happening next at Manchester United. He can only serve up what’s in front of him.“When I keep hearing people say ‘get rid of him, do this do that’ – all of these people who seem to know better, I tell you what if you’re a plumber and someone takes away your wrench and then you expect to go to work but you can’t do it and they won’t give it back to you then it becomes very very difficult.“The problem Ole’s got at this moment in time is that did he really want to go into this season without a centre forward? Of course he didn’t but there’s a reason why he has and it’s nothing to do with him.”Parker went onto suggest that the issues at United are much deeper than what happens on the pitch. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Parker left believes the issues at United are deeper than on-the-pitch problems Getty Images – Getty Speaking to Georgie Bingham and Tony Cascarino on Weekend Sports Breakfast, Parker suggested Solskjaer’s not been given the tools to manage the club, especially because they lack an out-and-out centre forward following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.Parker said: “Everyone’s trying to turn around and blame Ole for it [but] you’ve got to remember that he’s trying to manage and coach a professional football club in the Premier League. United have made an inconsistent start to the season and sit eleventh in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Newcastle on Sunday.They’re confidence is likely to be fragile as they have not won away from home in their last ten attempts, dating back to their brilliant Champions League win over Paris Saint-German in March.This downturn in form has led to suggestions that Solskjaer is on borrowed time including from talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil.But Parker, who played at Old Trafford between 1991-96, leapt to the defence of the Norwegian. “But he’s not been allowed to do that properly because people are not allowing him to go and bring in what he wants and allowing him to give it his best shot.“This is a problem, it’s a problem for any club in any division of football but if you’re in the Premier League, at Manchester United and you’re not showing anything what people see as trying to win a football league then all of a sudden they’re going to be negative towards him and that’s what’s happening. Is Solskjaer running out of time at Old Trafford? Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff statement “It’s not right at Man United… It’s just not football at the moment.” ⚽️ “Everyone’s trying to blame Ole. They aren’t allowing him to bring in players he wants.”Former #MUFC defender Paul Parker is backing Ole Gunner SolskjaerDo you agree with him? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/HmA9hai0Yu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 6, 2019
5 (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, June 12, 2016 On Tuesday we saw the reverse of what we saw on Monday. The Universal Crowd Calendar correctly predicted the crowd level ‘8’ at Universal Studios but Islands of Adventure was a ‘5’ again. 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, June 13, 2016 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, June 16, 2016 Islands of Adventure saw wait times that matched what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted but at Universal Studios we saw crowds three points higher that what the calendar predicted. The crowd level ‘7’ was led by average wait times like 45 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit and 103 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D. Islands of Adventure9 8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Monday is a good example of what we saw at Universal Orlando all week. Universal Studios had a significantly higher crowd than history would suggest for a Monday in mid-June while Islands of Adventure had exactly the crowd level predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar. Universal Studios4 Universal Studios8 Islands of Adventure9 Universal Studios8 8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Share This!Universal Crowd Calendar ReportUniversal Orlando Resort had surprisingly uncrowded parks between June 12 and 18, 2016, especially Tuesday through Saturday at Islands of Adventure. The Universal Crowd Calendar expected Islands of Adventure to keep pace with its sister park during the week now that a larger percentage of schools were out of session. Universal Studios is driving the resort-wide crowds with Islands of Adventure fading far behind.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Universal Crowd Calendar Report: WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 4 To see Universal Orlando Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin. Islands of Adventure5 6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4 Universal Studios8 Saturday saw the lowest crowds of the week resort-wide but especially at Universal Studios where Transformers: The Ride-3D averaged 43 minutes and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit averaged 32. Universal Studios was much busier than its sister park once again on Wednesday thanks to average wait times like 117 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D and 75 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 9 Universal Studios7 Universal Studios7 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 4 4 5 4 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Islands of Adventure9 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, June 18, 2016 Islands of Adventure9 Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, June 17, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Friday’s crowds were the same as what we saw on Thursday and the predictions were the same as well which means UNiversal crowds continue to be stable at Universal Studios while Islands of Adventure lags behind. Islands of Adventure4 Islands of Adventure9 7 Islands of Adventure saw wait time averages like 10 minutes at Dragon Challenge (predicted 11) and 42 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (predicted 60) which meant crowds were much lower than we usually see on Thursday in June. Universal Studios4
25 January 2006While the recent boom in South Africa’s traditional residential property market is slowly deflating, there’s a sharp rise in demand for houses in the country’s townships, Business Day reports.Townships were the legislated residential areas for urban black people during the apartheid era, and generally retain this demographic. Despite a common misperception that they are poverty-stricken and riddled with crime, townships are becoming the new big thing for property.According to Business day, analysts have identified more affordable housing and an emerging black middle class as drivers of this market.The newspaper cites the fourth-quarter 2005 results of the First National Bank (FNB) Residential Property Barometer, which found that the confidence level in townships was 7.5 compared with 5.8 in traditionally white suburbs.The barometer represents the perceptions of real estate professionals in the residential property market and measures activity levels on a scale of one to 10.The one to three level is called “not very active”, while four to six is considered “stable”. Level seven to eight shows an “active” market, while nine to 10 is “very active”.In its fourth quarter of 2005 research, FNB surveyed 100 real estate professionals operating in the townships of Soweto and in Tembisa, Daveyton and Vosloorus on the East Rand, in Midrand and in Atteridgeville (Tshwane), Sebokeng (south of Johannesburg) and Kagiso on the West Rand.FNB home loans CEO Ed Grondel told Business Day that there was pent-up demand for residential property in the Gauteng township market, with seven buyers for every home for sale.Roland Lange, executive head of sales and marketing for FNB home loans, said prices were affordable in the townships and that township living was considered more “trendy” than life in traditional residential areas.Grondel said 55% of respondents said activity in the township market was higher than a year ago and 68% anticipated a further increase in activity, according to Business Day.The average township property price was R223 000, and the most dominant buyers’ group those aged 25 to 35. Nurses, teachers, social workers and police officers were the dominant home buyers, accounting for 32% of the market.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Retailers have generally accepted the necessity for data and analytics in their organizations. Using loss prevention analytics the right way can boost profits and reduce losses. However, the constant deluge of information sometimes makes it difficult to identify which loss prevention analytics are important and actionable and which can be discarded.In a feature article in the March–April 2017 issue of LP Magazine, author Stan Welch, LPC, takes a closer look at this conundrum alongside key LP thought leaders: Rick Beardsley, director of loss prevention, safety, and risk management at At Home; Gregg Smith, senior director of asset protection at Five Below; and Scott Ziter, director of asset protection at Price Chopper.The conversation begins with the ways in which LP departments handled exception reporting and other labor-intensive processes before the introduction of useful loss prevention analytics. Then the discussion turns to the new ways the industry is using data and analytics. From the article:- Sponsor – The first thing the At Home team noticed about their new data analytics solution was how light it was on their IT department. “The biggest challenge was getting the IT group to move up the priority of our project. They provided us with their requirements and set a limit on man-hours to be spent,” said Beardsley. Thanks to the simplicity of the solution’s infrastructure and the help of the support staff, “we were able to get the system up and running three months ahead of projections,” he added.Ziter and Smith both had similar stories, and once the solution was up and running in all three organizations, the impact was instant. “Our team became far more efficient at identifying and correcting issues,” noted Ziter. The ability to easily create complex queries and develop personalized reports had a big impact on their team’s performance. Ziter also added, “The new solution allows us to focus on resolving root causes of loss, not just individual cases.”As the article points out, data and loss prevention analytics aren’t just buzzwords. They provide concrete benefits for loss prevention professionals. To read more, check out “Modern Data Analytics.” You can also check out the other articles in the March–April 2017 issue of LP Magazine. Not yet subscribed? No problem – register here for free.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated May 15, 2017. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now