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  • Don’t pitch below the bottom line

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  • 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

  • We’re all behind our Blind Cricket South Africa team, off to T20 World Cup

    first_imgThe Blind Cricket South Africa team are hungry to represent their country in the T20 World Cup in India. Their first match is against Bangladesh on 31 January at 10am. In the lead up to the tournament, Brand South Africa sat down with the team’s manager.The Blind Cricket South Africa team gets ready for the T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind 2017, hosted in India. It runs from 28 January to 12 February. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanSouth Africa is one of 10 countries that is participating in this year’s T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind, hosted in India. The tournament starts on 28 January and ends on 12 February. The Blind Cricket South Africa team’s first match is on 31 January, when they take on Bangladesh. The game starts at 10am.Countries contending for bragging rights are South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, West Indies, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. The finals will be played on 12 February in Bangalore.The sky’s the limit“This is a tremendous booster to visually impaired athletes, not only those who have been selected but also to others aspiring to represent their country in international sports,” said Armand Bam, Blind Cricket SA president, said in a statement. “This is but one manifestation that the sky is the limit in spite of disability.”Wishing the team well, he added: “We know they will make South Africa proud. We call on all South Africans to get behind this team and encourage them both morally and financially.”The Team SA have players who are totally blind and who are partially sighted, under captain Sonwabile Bidla from Central Gauteng. The vice-captain is Johan Schroeder from Northern Gauteng. Both are experienced blind cricketers.An experienced management team would guide Team SA, said Bam. The manager is Philip Bam from Western Province, a long time administrator in the blindness sector. The coach is Francois Neethling from Pretoria, who is a seasoned blind cricketer, assisted by Alricht Schwartz of Western Province.Brand South Africa chatted to Philip Bam ahead of the international tournament.How many members are in your squad?There are 17 players in the team in three categories of blindness: B1 for the totally blind; B2 and B3 for the partially sighted.What ages are they?The youngest player is 23 years old and the oldest is 42.How many people are in Team SA going to the World Cup?The South African party, including the coaches and managers, will be 21. Please note that the president of Blind Cricket SA, Armand Bam, is the World Blind Cricket Council‘s regional development director: Africa and the technical director on the executive committee.How many times has the SA Blind Cricket team taken part in the World Cup?South Africa’s national blind cricket team has participated in three blind cricket world cup tournaments. The last one was in Cape Town in December 2014.How did they do?Blind Cricket SA was formed in 1996 and took part in the first blind cricket world cup, which was not a T20. South Africa won. The inaugural T20 was in Bangalore, India in 2012. This is the second T20 in which South Africa is participating.Who is SA’s biggest competition in this World Cup?The main competition is India.Are there different categories in which the team is playing?No. South Africa will play all nine other countries.How is blind cricket different from cricket for sighted people?Blind cricket is played with a plastic ball with bearings inside that make a sound when played. Other laws of cricket – of the Marylebone Cricket Club – apply. Bowling is underhand. The stumps are of metal, making a clanging sound when hit. Otherwise, the game is played as sighted cricket is.What are some of the team’s highlights and challenges?This is a new team. There is not enough competition internally and hosting a national tournament is expensive. Some great new talent was identified. Funding remains the biggest challenge.What are the team’s feelings going into the world cup?The team says: “We go to win.” However, it will be a great development experience for the players. They are so proud to be representing their country.Blind Cricket Team SACategory B1 (totally blind): Johan Schroeder (Central Gauteng); Sergil January (Western Province); Make Jackson (KwaZulu-Natal); Doctor Malinga (Central Gauteng); Kenneth Mabela (Northern Gauteng)Category B2 (partially sighted): Buhle Bhidla (Central Gauteng); Marco v d Linde (Western Province); Fredrik Boer (Boland); Joshua Douman (Western Province); Henry Masha (Northern Gauteng)Category B3 (partially sighted, better vision): Tefo Classen (Free State); David Landry (Free State); Asher Hattingh; Israel Hattingh (Western Province); Lesiba Mathapo (Northern Gauteng); Dominic Adriaans (Western Province); Sonwabile Bidla (Central Gauteng)The team leaves for New Delhi, India on 27 January.Brand South Africa asked for comment from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, but had not received any response at the time of deadline.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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  • SA issues Mandela commemorative stamp

    first_imgThe South African Post Office and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a special stamp to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela. While this is not the first stamp issue featuring Mandela, it is the first to be issued since he passed away on 5 December. It was released on Tuesday, 11 February – exactly 24 years since Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town on 11 February 1990 – as part of a philatelic souvenir folder containing a high-quality miniature sheet depicting Mandela along with a brief summary of his life history. Each souvenir folder costs R50 and is available at all post offices, as well as online at www.virtualpostoffice.co.za. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the stamps will be donated to the Mandela Foundation. Speaking at the launch of the stamp at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, Johan van Wyk, senior manager of philately at the South African Post Office, said the organisation was especially proud of this contribution to the history of Mandela. “As far back as a year ago we were already working on a design,” Van Wyk said in a statement issued by Mandela Foundation. “That was premised on the fact that as much as we did not want him to die, we were aware of his mortality. So this design was coming from the perspective of a country in mourning – the focus was on grief. “But in December, when he died, the mood in the country was that of a nation wanting to celebrate his life and legacy – yes, we were sorry for his passing, but we wanted to focus on his contribution. And in one weekend, the design changed completely. “We are very proud of our efforts,” Van Wyk said. “We see our stamps as the smallest ambassadors for the country, but this one means more than that. It represents our contribution to his life and legacy, and through us issuing that stamp, we became a part of history.” Getty Simelane, a director at the South African Post Office, said the issue of the stamp “has made it possible for many people the world over to share in memories of Madiba. We believe that Madiba, the most passionate democrat the world has ever seen, would approve.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Buttoned Up for a New Century

    first_imgWhen my wife and I struck out on our own in 2005 to create our two companies, Prospect Architecture and Prospect Development & Construction, we wanted to lead the way in sustainable design and construction in New York City. Like many new firms, we rode the leading trends: LEED accreditation, recycled products, water conservation, energy efficiency, and local sourcing of products and services whenever possible. Carla and I approached our clients with the idea that building sustainably was not a choice—it was simply the way we worked.Despite all this effort, the idea of game-changing sustainable construction still seemed out of reach. Then in 2008, I read an article about Passive House construction that talked about reducing heating costs by 90% over typical construction. By the end of the article, I was hooked on the idea.The timing coincided with a project we were just starting: a renovation of a 120-year-old brownstone in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. With approval from our client, we hired David White of Right Environments—one of only three people then certified as Passive House consultants in New York—to help guide us through the process.In looking for a precedent to help us along the way, David and I discovered that nowhere in the world was there a published interior renovation of a historic building to Passive House standards.While the idea of Passive House is simple to understand, designing a Passive House takes know-how and effort, and constructing one takes attention to detail and constant quality checks. The challenges we faced during the renovation of this house were many: historic-preservation regulations, codes that lagged behind technologies, consultants struggling with design parameters, and contractors unable to implement Passive House techniques cost-effectively and on time.Now, almost four years later, we’ve completed three… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

  • 16 days agoReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgery

    first_imgReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgeryby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has undergone an operation on his ankle.The Scotland international has been out of action since August. He has been recovering from a nasty challenge by Hamza Choudhury in the League Cup lost to Leicester City.The Chronicle says a decision was made to have the surgery to “clear up the area” around his ankle. Ritchie had recently returned to first-team training but his return now looks likely to be further away than anticipated. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 days agoRafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigo

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Rafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigoby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafinha Alcántara admits if he hadn’t joined Celta Vigo he would have stayed at Barcelona. The midfielder cut ties with Barca this past summer.”You have a phrase ‘from the heart’ which sums up what the players who have come feel for the club,” said Rafinha. “If it wasn’t for Celta I wouldn’t have left, I’d have stayed at Barcelona.”His father Mazinho played at Celta. “It’s something that you have from little, that you feel, you can’t explain it,” added Rafinha. last_img read more

  • Commentary Ohio State footballs tarnished reputation worst punishment for NCAA infractions

    Vacate the games. Slash scholarships. Fire the coach. However the NCAA decides to punish the Ohio State football program can’t be worse than the damage that’s already been done. The program’s previously impeccable reputation is dead, or at best, is on life support. OSU hasn’t always been considered the best team in the country, but it was always considered clean and transparent. Sure, there were a few bumps in the road, such as Troy Smith taking money from a booster and Maurice Clarett’s litany of offenses — but the issues were always dealt with and appeared to be isolated incidents. The overall reputation of the program was upheld. Until recently, the lowest I ever saw OSU fans was walking out of the Horseshoe after the Buckeyes lost to USC in 2009. After losing back-to-back national championships and a series of big games, OSU and coach Jim Tressel had the reputation that they couldn’t win the big one. They beat up on the weaker Big Ten teams, but when put on a big stage with some real competition, they choked because they just weren’t good enough. Buckeye fans hated that reputation. It ate them up. The USC game in 2009 was a chance for redemption and the Bucks lost on an 86-yard touchdown drive led by a kid fresh out of high school. It broke hearts. Walking out of that stadium, I remember OSU fans yelling and groaning in utter despair. One image that’s burned into my memory is two middle-aged OSU fans with their faces completely covered in scarlet paint nose-to-nose, ready to fight. I thought that was rock bottom for OSU. It couldn’t get any worse than that. I was wrong. At least OSU still had dignity. At least it still ran a clean program. Or so we thought. The Buckeyes might have had the reputation that they couldn’t win the big game in 2009, but it was still better than having the reputation of cheaters. Winning a few prime-time games and consecutive BCS contests can eliminate the “can’t win the big game” stigma, but cheating is an entirely different issue. Not only are the fans left to wonder if what they’ve cheered so passionately during the past 10 years was real, but the program’s reputation has been tarnished. In college football, reputation matters. OSU has seen the benefit of a good reputation in the past. The Buckeyes have received BCS at-large bids over teams with similar résumés, and they often have gotten the edge in the polls over unproven teams with identical records. Other factors obviously are in play, but reputation is a factor. Now that OSU’s image is in the gutter, these benefits may start to disappear. OSU will truly have to earn everything. Nothing will be handed to the program. It seems inevitable that the NCAA’s punishments will have some effect on the program’s future, but the damaged reputation will have lingering effects long after the punishments expire. The cheating reputation is now a permanent facet of OSU football history, and that’s what hurts the most. read more

  • Ohio State womens basketball loses leading scorer Alston to injury in 6561

    Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team fell to No. 25 Iowa Thursday, 65-61, but that might not be the worst loss stemming from the game for the Buckeyes.With just under two minutes to play and her team trailing by four, OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston drove down the lane to the hoop. After missing a tough layup, Alston fell to floor in obvious pain as the Hawkeyes (22-7, 10-5) pushed the ball up the court.After a Hawkeye foul on the opposite end of the court, Alston remained on the floor seemingly motionless as a team trainer came to her aid. She was eventually helped up and seemed to be favoring her right shoulder as she left the court. She would not return for the remainder of the game.Alston, who came into Thursday’s game with back-to-back 30-point performances, finished with 18 points and five assists.Despite outshooting and outrebounding the Hawkeyes, OSU could not make enough plays down the stretch to pull out the victory.The Buckeyes came out hitting on all cylinders in the first half, shooting 51.9 percent from the field including hitting four 3-pointers, yet trailed 36-34 after 20 minutes.OSU built a seven-point lead with 12:05 remaining in the game when senior center Ashley Adams scored two of her 12 points on an easy layup and it seemed as though the Buckeyes were going to pull away.This was not the case however, as Iowa’s lone senior, guard Theairra Taylor scored a season-high 21 points on Senior Night to lead the Hawkeyes to their second win against the Buckeyes this season.A bright spot for the Buckeyes was that four players scored in double figures including sophomore guard Cait Craft, who scored seven of her 10 points in the second half. Craft also assisted in holding Iowa junior guard and Lieberman Award finalist Samantha Logic to just five points on 2-9 shooting.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-8) in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. read more