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  • Aston Villa vs Preston: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news

    first_img 1 Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Last season’s surprise play-off chasers Preston have fared even worst and prop up the rest after a dreadful start.They’ve won just one match and have tasted defeat in all five of their games away from Deepdale.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Tuesday, October 2.Kick-off at Villa Park is at 7.45pm.Last season Preston headed back up the M6 with a point after holding Villa to a 1-1 draw.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT2 for full commentary of this important match.You can tune in all the usual ways – via your DAB radio, our mobile app or using the web player. FOOTBALL LATEST Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED MONEY REVEALED Team news: Tonight’s starting XI and substitutes to face @pnefc.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/ubJxg6iJMn— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 2, 2018 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Aston Villa host rock-bottom Preston in a must-win clash at Villa Park.Steve Bruce’s side have failed to hit the ground running this season and have only won three of their first 10 games. silverware Bruce is under immense pressure to deliver promotion Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What is the team news? 📝 TEAM NEWS: Two changes from Saturday’s game with Tom Barkhuizen and Lukas Nmecha coming in to the starting Xl. Brandon Barker misses out this evening through illness. #pnefc #COYW pic.twitter.com/6CyMRllapx— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 2, 2018last_img read more

  • Goerge Ssemwogerere: Express fans will not force me out

    first_imgSsemwogerere (Center) claims Express fans will not force him out. (Agency Photo)WANKULUKUKU – Express FC were eliminated from the 2018/19 Uganda Cup on Thursday afternoon by fellow StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars.The Red Eagles who have not won anything since 2012, failed to capitalize on home advantage as they drew 1-1 with the Stars, meaning the tie ended 2-2 on Aggregate and required penalty shootouts which the visitors won.Captain John Revita put Express ahead inside three minutes from a free kick which was poorly judged by Hamza Muwonge in the Bright Stars goal.With only 10 minutes to play, substitute James Angu equalized for the visitors to send the game into sudden-death.In the shoot outs, Express missed three of their five penalties as Michael Birungi, Davis Mayanja and young star Sadiq Ssekyembe could not beat Muwonge. Only Disan Galiwango and Revita found the back of the net from 12 yards.Having missed only two of their first four kicks, Bright Stars captain Nelson Ssenkatuka stepped up and converted what proved to be the winner to send the Mwerere based side into their first ever final while for Express, the wait for a major title goes into its 8th year.Ssenkatuka scored the winning penalty against Express on Thursday.“I think the team put out a good performance but the only issue is that we did not score our penalties, said Express FC head coach George Ssemwogerere in his post-match interview.“We came here wanting to score a goal and we did but unfortunately they equalized late and then during the shoot-outs, we were let down by the senior players.“We now have to wait for next year as we continue our quest for a title.After the game, it was learnt from someone on the Red Eagles technical team that Tony Odur, the club’s primary penalty taker, deliberately refused to take any of the penalties during the pulsating shootout.Odur has been the penalty taker throughout the season, converting four penalties.Ssemwogerere who was on the Uganda Cup winning team for Express on several occasions also came out and emphasized that not winning this year’s crown should be least of the club’s worry but they should concentrate on building a side that is capable of challenging both for the League and Cup.“Not winning this year is not a problem to us, our target is supposed to be building a team that can challenge on all fronts, stated the lanky coach.“The other thing is working on the small details like who will be taking free kicks and penalties so that today’s scenario doesn’t happen again.About his brief time at the club so far, Ssemwogerere was quick to claim he is not a miracle worker like most think.“I have been here for two months and you can’t expect me to change so many things like i have been in charge for 10 years.“We will just continue trying to play good football so as we reach where we want to be. eventually.After the game, disgruntled Express fans tried to attack Ssemwogerere but the security that was provided on the day saved him, escorting him out of Wankulukuku.The fans who were not satisfied with how their team performed on the day and throughout Ssemwogerere’s reign came out and asked their former Captain to immediately step down, claiming he is not the right person to take the team forward.When asked whether he will still be at Express next season, Ssemwogerere was quick to claim that he will unless the person who employed him terminates his contract.“The fans cannot ask me to leave the job because they are not the ones who employed.“Someone else did and unless be asks me to step down, i will stay here as the coach.Ssemwogerere has been in charge of Express since February when he replaced Kefa Kisala in the wake of the club’s 2-0 home loss against Police FC.Under him, the Red Eagles have played 17 League and Cup games, winning 7, drawing 5 and losing 5.In the League, Ssemwogerere has overseen only five victories in 13 games, losing 5 and drawing the other three.Whether Simlala like he is commonly know in the football circles, stays at Wankulukuku remains to be seen but with the fan unrest growing by the day, it may be a matter of time before the former Red Eagles’s captain is shown the exit.Comments Tags: bright stars fcExpress FCGeorge SsemwogerereNelson SsenkatukaStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTony odurtopUganda Cuplast_img read more

  • Matia Lule commences duty at Proline FC

    first_imgLule (left) speaks to Bernard Buwanga at his first training session. (PHOTO/Proline)LUGOGO – Proline FC’s new head coach Matia Lule has on Monday, August 19th, started executing his role.Lule who was appointed on Sunday evening was fast unveiled to the media before undertaking his first training session with his new side.The gaffer who replaces Shafiq Bisaso at the helm noted that he is not new to the club and couldn’t wait to get started.“I am into football and this is my life. I have joined Proline purely due to footballing reasons, noted Lule after his unveiling.“I have been out of the game for the last few months and very much want to get back into it so as I and Proline add something.“There is a lot I think I can add to the team and very much know that it has a lot to also offer. All in all, I can’t wait to get started.”Details of Lule’s contract have been withheld but reliable sources confirm he signed a two-year deal.Also speaking at the unveiling, Proline FC CEO William Bakkabulindi noted that Lule was the best option for the club.“We at Proline are happy that Matia (Lule) is now with us.“He is not new to us because he has been helping us coaching in the academy.“He is well experienced in the football industry and we are sure at this particular point in time, he is the best for us.”Proline secured the League (Big League) and Cup double last season and also participated in the CECAFA Kagame Cup, for the first time in their history.It will be an uphill task for Lule to replicate Bisaso’s success but the former Cranes assistant has bags of experience that can help push the team forward.He has previously coached at Entebbe FC, KCCA FC, Express FC and Stand United of Tanzania.Lule will be assisted by first-team coach Baker Mbowa and assistant coaches Luyima Richard and Goal Keeping Coach Swaibu Ssebagala.His first task will be to ensure that Proline preserves their 3-0 lead against Malawi’s Master Securities in the CAF Confederations Cup.Comments Tags: matia luleShafiq BisasotopWilliam Bakkabulindilast_img read more

  • Remy two or three weeks away from training

    first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says Loic Remy is still at least a couple of weeks away from even being able to train fully.The France striker, on loan at Palace from Chelsea, has not featured for the Eagles yet because of a thigh problem.His absence is now an even bigger blow for Pardew because forward Connor Wickham has been sidelined by a long-term knee injury.Pardew said: “Loic’s still two or three weeks away from training with us I think. It’s been a long process with Loic, which is disappointing for us.“With Connor out now and Loic – two big strikers for us – it’s having an impact. So it will be nice to see him around us.” See also:Chelsea’s Cahill hails ‘fantastic’ CostaChelsea youngsters beat German side in friendlyWillian speaks about snubbing Spurs moveIghalo wants Watford to sign MikelSick Oscar a doubt for West Brom gameConte reluctant to comment on SanchezConte again insists he wants Fabregas to stay  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Is Oversized

    first_imgHow much capacity did we need?As I mentioned, I did a load calculation on our condo before I got the new AC. The result was that we needed about 1.6 tons of air conditioning capacity. As I wrote in an earlier article about how to find out if your AC is oversized, I wanted to go with the 1.5-ton AC, but I chickened out and put in a 2-ton unit instead.Our place is about 1,500 square feet, so that’s 750 square feet per ton. The standard rule of thumb that a lot of contractors still use around here is to install one ton of AC capacity for each 500-600 square feet of conditioned floor area. Since our place is old and leaky (yeah, yeah, cobbler’s kids and all that), 750 square feet per ton is pretty good. But, was it good enough? Your air conditioner should be sized to run almost continuously at the design temperature. That’s the idea behind a Manual J heating and cooling load calculation, a protocol developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). But there’s some slack built into it, so you don’t need to worry about being hot on a day when the temperature is a few degrees over your design temperature. If you’re getting runtimes of 45 minutes or more per hour when it’s near your design temperature, your AC is probably doing a pretty good job. Air conditioner runtime on a hot dayOnce you have an air conditioner installed, it’s not hard to tell if it’s oversized. All you need to do is time how long it runs on a hot day. If it runs a lot and still keeps the place cool, you’re in good shape. If it runs only a few minutes at a time and spends the majority of the time turned off, your AC is oversized.In the world of air conditioning, “hot day” has a specific definition. There’s this thing called the summer design temperature, which is the temperature that your location goes above only 1% of the time. Out of the 8,760 hours in a year, the summer design temperature is the temperature exceeded only 87.6 hours, on average. Rick Chitwood’s favorite strategyI got an email from Rick Chitwood a couple of weeks ago in which he mentioned how he likes to do air conditioner sizing and installation. Here’s what he wrote:Use Manual J to estimate the size of AC required;Use HOBO’s to monitor run times (at design temperatures) and indoor temperature – so you know if you did Manual J correctly.Of course, if you get the Manual J wrong, as I did, using data loggers doesn’t change that. It does help you figure out how to get the load calculations right and make sure you do better on the next job, though.There you have it. The data don’t lie. If you want to find out how oversized your air conditioners are, just get out your stopwatch. If you want to get a better picture of what’s happening, get yourself a data logger. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. Show me the data!After sorting through a few months of data, I settled on one day that seemed to be perfect for illustrating how well sized our air conditioner is. That day was last Friday August 29, and I looked at the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight.I also made sure to keep the indoor temperature constant. The thermostat was at 75°F for nearly the whole day. The only time it wasn’t was in the early morning morning when I lowered it to 74°F.You can see the data below. The first graph shows the average temperature for each hour of the day (green), the amount of time the AC was off during each hour (red), and the amount of time the AC was on during each hour (blue). (The temperature data are from Weather Underground.)Our design temperature in Atlanta is 92°F. Last Friday, we had a good 5 hours when the temperature stayed right there, around 91-92°F. We had another couple of hours above 89°F, so it was perfect for seeing if our AC is oversized.The first thing to notice is that there was only one hour in the whole day when the AC was on more than it was off. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the AC was on for 31 minutes and off for 29.Note that the first graph isn’t showing the actual on/off cycles. I binned the data so that each red column shows the number of minutes in its hour when the AC did not run, and each blue column shows the number of minutes the AC was on in an hour. When it got hot in the afternoon, there were about three cycles per hour.Over the whole 24-hour period, the air conditioner went through 35 cycles, as shown in the second graph. It started the day turned off and ended the day turned off and came on 35 times in between. (The red columns at the beginning and end don’t show the whole off periods. The first one shows only 29 of 53 minutes off, and the last shows only 4 of 63 minutes turned off.) The takeawaysSome of the main lessons we can learn from these data are:I wouldn’t have had any trouble with the 1.5-ton air conditioner.There’s a time lag between when its hottest outdoors and when we have the highest cooling load indoors.There’s a huge difference between the longest and shortest off periods (54 minutes) but not so much with the on periods (7.6 minutes).Even with an old, leaky condo, the 500-600 square feet per ton rule of thumb results in greatly oversized air conditioners.I didn’t do a good job with that Manual J.At 9 minutes per cycle, our air conditioner isn’t doing as good a job at dehumidifying as it could. (I’ve got some really interesting data about humidity coming up soon, too. Stay tuned!) A few interesting numbersI’ve been studying these data for a while now, and there’s a lot to see here. Here are some of the numbers that jumped out at me:Maximum on time: 14.8 minutesMinimum on time: 7.2 minutesMaximum off time: 64 minutesTotal on time: 315 out of 1,440 minutes (22%)Mean on time per hour: 13.1 minutesMean on time per cycle: 9.0 minutes Back in 2009, I had a new air conditioner installed our condo. The previous one was an ancient 25 years old and barely limping along. It wasn’t cooling much, and the summer electric bills had risen.So, I did a Manual J load calculation on our condo to find out what size we should replace it with. I wanted to install one that wouldn’t be too big so it would have long runtimes and keep our place cool and dry. Well, I put one of my new data loggers to use this summer to find out if I succeeded. The (doctored) photo below, which is not our condo, might give you a hint how well I did. Measuring our air conditioner runtimeWell, this summer I got finally put a data logger on our air conditioner to see just how oversized it really is. I previously wrote about using a stopwatch to determine that our AC was oversized because the on-periods weren’t long. I measured about 9-10 minutes max on a hot afternoon shortly after I got the new AC. The data logger I used in my latest experiment was the Hobo UX90-004 from Onset.All you do is stick it on a motor (it’s held there by magnets) and it tells you when the motor is on and when it’s off. I opened up the furnace and stuck it on the blower motor, as shown in the photo below. The display shows how many total hours and minutes the motor ran while the logger was deployed, but you get a lot more detail when you download the data. RELATED ARTICLES Calculating Cooling LoadsAir Conditioner BasicsClimate-Specific Air ConditionersHot-Climate DesignSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DWho Can Perform My Load Calculations?An AC Sizing Benchmark for High-Performance HomesManual J Load Calculations vs. Rules of ThumbFour Ways to Find the Size of Your Air Conditionerlast_img read more

  • Woman IRS officer hangs self in Jaipur

    first_imgA 35-year-old woman officer of Indian Revenue Service allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of a room in her house in Bajaj Nagar area here late on Sunday night. She left a suicide note with a few lines scribbled on it.The deceased, Binny Sharma, a 2008-batch IRS officer, was posted as Deputy Commissioner in the Central Goods and Services Tax Commissionerate here. Her husband, who is also a government officer, is posted in Chandigarh.Police said on Tuesday that the reason for suicide was being investigated. After the post-mortem of the body, the suicide note was sent for forensic examination. Since the note reportedly indicated that Ms. Sharma had trouble in her marital life, the police were not ruling out the possibility of harassment by her in-laws. When she did not come out of her room for dinner, her mother checked on her and found the door bolted from inside. Police reached the spot on being informed and found her hanging. Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini, Society for Mental Health,Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 am -7.30 pmlast_img read more

  • Bates shows his worth down low against Chabi Yo, Tigers

    first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Brandon Bates has created a name for himself as some sort of a bruiser for De La Salle, using his hefty 6-foot-7 frame to throw his weight around in the paint this UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Chabi Yo stands at 6-foot-4 and is a natural small forward but due to the Growling Tigers’ lack of size up front, he has to play the center position.UST’s skillful big also had a double-double of 17 points and 17 boards, better numbers than Bates’ but the group result was of bigger importance for the Green Archers.La Salle stayed alive for the Final Four improving to a 6-6 record while UST dropped to 7-6 and failed to lock up a slot in the semifinals.Bates said that the pain from missing the Final Four in Season 81 still lingers.“We’ve all been in that situation before and I’m sure they’ve experienced that in their own way,” said Bates. “We should play with a chip on our shoulder so we’ll take it one step at a time.”ADVERTISEMENT The Green Archers’ center has not had trouble against opposing big men but he had his difficulties against University of Santo Tomas’ Soulemane Chabi Yo.Bates finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, with eight of his boards coming off the offensive glass, pushing harder knowing he had to go the extra mile against the smaller Chabi Yo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I know they’re smaller than me, I don’t really want to say that but I just want to use my height as an advantage because it’s always tough against UST,” said Bates after La Salle’s 80-79 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“You got to hit them right back, you can’t back down, that’s it.”center_img Spurs rally to beat Knicks, spoil RJ Barrett’s debut MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

  • Maria Sharapova’s dress also shines in US Open return

    first_imgMaria Sharapova is back … in black.The Russian made her return to the U.S. Open, her first Grand Slam event after a 15-month doping ban, in a black dress that featured lace in the sleeveless top and shimmering Swarovski crystals dotting the skirt.Sharapova said in an interview with the Vogue that she and designer Riccardo Tisci chose black for her night matches because it is the same color she wore on her way to her lone U.S. Open title in 2006 and because it evokes the image of “Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress.” She said the idea to add the crystals came later.New York, WOW!! How can I sleep after this! @usopen pic.twitter.com/mtIbMEW24f- Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) August 29, 2017Sharapova, whose dress sparkled in the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights, completed the outfit with all-black shoes and a black visor that included a single crystal at the end of the Nike swoosh.Fierce competitors battling for 3 hours on court.This was an opening night match for the ages…#Sharapova #Halep #USOpen pic.twitter.com/Lgt4Y0ptN0- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017Shimmering crystals or not, something was working for Sharapova. She won her opening-round match over No. 2-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.”This girl has a lot of grit and she’s not going anywhere,” @MariaSharapova after her win over (2) Halep tonight.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/UAyA9hyBoi- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017An extremely emotional @MariaSharapova ends a three-set marathon vs second seed Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. #USOpen @MBUSA pic.twitter.com/0SLN8Zrrwxadvertisement- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017last_img read more

  • World Cup 2018: France face Denmark test, Australia eye last-16 berth

    first_imgFrance have yet to shine at the World Cup, but they have good reason to show they have something special when they take on Denmark in their Group C finale on Tuesday.Les Bleus have qualified for the knockout stage with victories against Australia and Peru, but they are keen to avoid Croatia in the last 16 after the way the Balkan side, favourites to top Group D, impressed in their opening games.France need a draw to also top their group for a potentially more favourable meeting with likely second-place finishers in Group D, Argentina or Nigeria.Another reason for them to show off their best is the remark made by Denmark coach Age Hareide, who last month dismissed Didier Deschamps’ side as “nothing special.””We talked about this between ourselves and we will want to show him that he was wrong,” said midfielder Corentin Tolisso.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEHareide also criticised Paul Pogba’s love for haircuts, a remark the French midfielder laughed off.”I should have dyed my hair red. But seriously, we’ll do the talking on the pitch,” he said on Sunday.Denmark will advance with a draw but a defeat, paired with an Australia win against Peru, could send them packing.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEFrance seem to fear Croatia much more than Denmark, an opponent they have beaten six times in their last seven meetings.”In that Group (D), Croatia seem to be the most dangerous opponent so let’s try to finish first to avoid them,” said Tolisso.advertisement”Let’s say Croatia is the team to avoid,” echoed Pogba.It is yet unclear whether Deschamps will be keen to rest some key players before the knockout stage.Brazilian journalist yells at man who tried to kiss her The form of striker Antoine Griezmann, who arrived tired in Russia after a long club season with Atletico Madrid, remains a potential headache for the team.”I am going to get better. It was the same at Euro 2016. I was at my best for the knockout stages,” said Griezmann.Should Deschamps opt to rest several players, he could put Pogba and Blaise Matuidi on the bench after they were booked in the opening games.Denmark’s William Kvist, who was injured in their first match against Peru and had returned home for medical examinations, will return to Russia on Sunday, but will probably not be fit to play, Danish broadcaster TV2 reported.AUSTRALIA FACE PERU IN CRUNCH GAMEWith their hopes of reaching the World Cup’s knockout rounds on a knife-edge, Australia head into their must-win match against Peru under pressure to score goals and with fingers crossed that France will bring their A-game against Denmark. Australia must beat Peru by a big margin and hope Denmark lose to France (Reuters Photo)Long hampered by a lack of firepower, the Socceroos’ two goals in Russia have both come from Mile Jedinak penalties but relying again on the cool head of their captain from the spot may be perilous for their hopes of advancing.”If we score goals and we win the game, it doesn’t matter how we score. It’s important that we get the result which is the main thing,” striker Tomi Juric told reporters at the team’s training base in Kazan on Sunday.”Obviously, it is something that we may need to work on a little bit more and have a little bit more confidence in the final third, to finish things off.”With Peru already eliminated from Group C and leaders France having already booked their place in the last 16, Bert van Marwijk-coached Australia are battling Denmark to be the second team through.On one point to Denmark’s four, the Socceroos need victory against Peru and for France to beat the Danes — preferably handsomely — to have hope of advancing.France fullback Djibril Sidibe was emphatic that Les Bleus wanted to retain top spot in the group and would bring their best against Denmark, music to the ears of Australia.”We’re not kidding ourselves, we are relying on someone else to get a result for us but we’ve got to go do the business ourselves,” captain Jedinak told reporters on Sunday.”We know we’re going to have to leave everything out on that pitch. Together as one.”Australia will need to make at least one change to their starting side, with forward Andrew Nabbout ruled out of the match by Van Marwijk after suffering a shoulder injury in the 1-1 draw against Denmark.Regular striker Juric, who came off the bench to replace Nabbout, declared himself fit to start after nursing a knee injury, but Van Marwijk may be tempted to gamble with teenager Daniel Arzani, who gave the Socceroos plenty of drive after coming on in the second half against the Danes.advertisementAustralian fans, however, will clamour for at least a cameo from World Cup hero Tim Cahill, the 38-year-old striker having been an unused substitute throughout.Ricardo Gareca’s Peru bring fitness queries over wildcard forward Jefferson Farfan and defender Alberto Rodriguez.Anderson Santamaria, a likely replacement for Rodriguez in central defence, insisted Peru wanted to finish their first World Cup in 36 years on a high note.”In the next game against Australia, we want to give a victory to the fans of Peru who trust us a lot,” he said.last_img read more

  • BCCI asks Committee of Administrators to sanction Rs 5 crore for martyrs of Pulwama attack

    first_imgBCCI acting president C.K. Khanna on Sunday appealed to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.”We are saddened and join our fellow Indian citizens in condemning the dastardly Pulwama terror attack. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers,” Khanna wrote in a letter to CoA, office bearers and State units.”I request the Committee of Administrators that BCCI should contribute at least Rs 5 crore through the appropriate government agencies to the families of the martyred soldiers,” the acting president further wrote.The acting president also requested the State associations as well as the IPL franchises to make generous contributions to the cause.”I am also going to request the State associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions.”Khanna also requested that a two-minute silence be observed in the memory of the martyred soldiers during the opening game of the India vs Australia series as well as the IPL.”As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe a two-minute silence during the first match of the India vs Australia series starting February 24, and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of the Indian Premier League starting March 23,” he wrote.Former India opener Virender Sehwag has already declared that the children of the martyr’s families will be provided free education at his Sehwag Intrernational School’ if they wish to apply.advertisementThe Vidarbha team also announced that they would donate their entire Irani Cup winners’ prize money.Also Read | 14th February was a black day for India: Sania Mirza on Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Shikhar Dhawan to donate money to families of CRPF martyrslast_img read more