Swansea reported over Vorm deal

first_img Vorm moved from the Liberty Stadium to White Hart Lane last month for an undisclosed fee, with Utrecht claiming they have not received 30 per cent of Vorm’s transfer fee, which they allege was part of a sell-on agreement between them and the Swans when he moved to Wales for £1.5million in 2011. A FIFA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we’ve received a complaint from the club FC Utrecht against the club Swansea City in connection with the transfer of the player Michel Vorm. FIFA has received a complaint from Michel Vorm’s former club FC Utrecht in relation to the Dutch goalkeeper’s transfer to Tottenham from Swansea. Press Associationcenter_img “At this stage we cannot make any further comment.” Swansea last week issued a statement to say the transfer was “conducted and concluded correctly under Premier League rules”. A Swansea spokesman said: “It was approved by the Premier League and also FIFA via their TMS (Transfer Matching) system. “While we have been in contact with Utrecht as a matter of courtesy, we will continue to conduct our business in the best interest of our football club and our supporters, and not based on the views of other clubs.” last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli achieves yet another feat in T20 International Cricket

first_imgNew Delhi : The Indian skipper Virat Kohli registered yet another feat in the first of two match T20 International series against Australia after being able to become the first player to score over 500 runs against an opponent in T20I cricket. He has amassed 512 runs against Australia in this format so far.In this innings, Kohli came to bat after India lost Rohit Sharma for five runs. The team was looking for a solid partnership and one will have to say that KL Rahul and Virat Kohli did just that, managing to register a partnership of 55 runs. Post this, Kohli departed for 24 runs off 17 deliveries. His innings was laced with 3 boundaries. However, he tried to go down the ground to Adam Zampa and mistimed the shot which went straight in the hands of Nath Coulter Nile.At the end of India’s innings, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the men-in-yellow came with a proper plan to give India a tough time in the middle. Except for Rahul’s quick-fire 50, India doesn’t have much to be proud of. Having scored 126 runs in their quota of 20 overs, it will be interesting to see bowlers manage to replicate Aussie’s thoughts. HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli becomes the first player to score 500 plus runs against Australia in T20 cricket. KL Rahul registered his fifth T20 fifty. Australia restricts India to a below-par total. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan crush India to lift Champions Trophy

first_imgBy Ed OsmondLONDON,(Reuters)-Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.Fakhar capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four and fast bowler Amir ripped out India’s top three batsmen before the defending champions subsided to 158 all out.Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they knocked out hosts England.“Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman today,” Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the presentation ceremony.“Amir bowled brilliantly today but all my bowlers bowled really well. We have a young team and credit to my boys.”After India had won the toss, Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to make his first international century.He shared a fluent century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59), the pair unleashing a barrage of crisp attacking strokes all around a sun-kissed ground.Azhar also continued his fine form, reaching fifty off 61 balls before he was run out following a mix-up with his partner.Fakhar lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win.Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan had the perfect platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final.THREE SIXESBabar Azam chipped in with a solid 46 and Mohammad Hafeez struck three sixes in a punchy unbeaten 57 that left India needing to produce the highest successful run chase in the tournament’s history to lift the trophy for the third time.Within three overs, however, their reply was in tatters as Amir produced a devastating spell of bowling.He trapped Rohit Sharma lbw for nought with a swinging delivery and removed India talisman Virat Kohli with another fine ball which the captain could only edge to point for five.Kohli, the world’s top-ranked one-day batsman, had been dropped off the previous delivery in the slips and the India fans looked shell-shocked as he trudged off.Their hopes now rested largely on the shoulders of Shikhar Dhawan who had been in fine form in the tournament but he made only 21 before nicking the inspired Amir to wicketkeeper Sarfraz.Spinner Shadab Khan snared Yuvraj Singh lbw for 22 and Dhoni, India’s former captain who has saved the team on many occasions, pulled Hasan Ali to Imad Wasim at deep square leg to depart for four.Shadab picked up his second wicket when Kedar Jadhav, on nine, gave Sarfraz a simple catch and India appeared to be crumbling meekly at 72 for six.Pandya, however, briefly raised their spirits with a quickfire 76, reaching his fifty with three successive sixes off Shadab and hitting six maximums in all before he was run out.Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15, Hasan had Ashwin caught by Sarfraz and Hasan forced Bumrah to lob another catch to the wicketkeeper, who pouched it gleefully to complete Pakistan’s first Champions Trophy win with 19.3 overs to spare.“Early wickets are never good, especially in a chase. We thought one big partnership would have set it up nicely,” Kohli said.“Pakistan had to earn their win and they made us make mistakes. We have no hesitation or shame to admit we didn’t play our best game today.”last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 20: Scorpion Eyes N1m Best Boxer Prize

first_imgNational super featherweight champion and knockout specialist, Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, declared his intention to claim the N1million cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 holding on Saturday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. The prize is attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer.Scorpion, who is billed to face Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan, a corps member, in a challenge duel, said he intends announce his qualities to the whole of Africa through the fight and walk away with cash prize. Scoprion, who won the prize at GOtv Boxing Night 15 and emerged runner-up at GOtv Boxing 13, said he is confident of winning again.“I won it once and came second once. This time, I’m sure of winning. I have prepared well and Shogbesan will be in trouble. I know he is a graduate, who is participating in the national youth service programme, but boxing is not big grammar and on Staurday, he’d realise this,” Scorpion said. The bout is one of the nine scheduled for the event, which will be headlined by the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title fight between Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria and Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte of Argentina.Three other title fights are slated for the night. They are the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title bout between defending champion, Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, and Erick Quarm of Ghana; the WABU welterweight title bout between the reigning champion, Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde and Ghana’s Sanitor Agbenyo; and a national bantamweight title bout between Sadiq Adeleke and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.In other fights, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje will take on Olusegun Moses in a national featherweight challenge bout, with reigning national light heavyweight champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, taking on Olanrewaju Segun in a challenge duel. Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola and Bolaji “Fight to Finish” Abdullahi will go head-to-head in a national lightweight challenge, while Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore will face Aminat Yekini in an all-female national super featherweight challenge bout.The event will also feature live musical performances from “Bolanle” crooner, Zlatan; “Up to something” singer, Mayorkun, and “Mercy of the Lord” performer, Oritsefemi.The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.GOtv Boxing Night 20 will be beamed live on Africa’s biggest sport channel, SuperSport, in 47 African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Prof focuses on cancer prevention

first_imgThe New York Times best-selling author, featured TED speaker and one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and researchers are just a few of the ways to describe Dr. David Agus.A Trojan since 2009, Agus is the director of the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, director of the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and professor of engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering. Though Agus is currently recognized as the authority on cancer research and treatment — having served as doctor for the likes of Steve Jobs, Lance Armstrong and Ted Kennedy — it was space exploration that inspired him to study science.“I grew up during the Space Age when there was a lot of competition between the U.S. and Russia, and after the Russians sent the Sputnik to space, the government embarked on a major science education initiative,” he said. “Thus at a young age I caught the ‘science bug’ and decided I wanted to pursue a career in medicine.”After graduating cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, Agus earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his residency at Johns Hopkins University.Agus said he decided to specialize in oncology because it allows him to directly apply what is done in the lab to the lives of real patients. According to Agus, the nature of his field forces him to be innovative, especially in treating late-stage cancer patients.“In this field, you are able to take risks,” Agus said.In addition to being a conventional doctor, Agus is on the front lines of developing ways to integrate technology into the fight against cancer. In 2006, he co-founded Navigenics, a company that provides people with their individual genetic information, allowing them to see their predispositions to certain diseases and to take appropriate preventative measures. He also founded Oncology.com, the Internet’s largest cancer resource and community.Agus is a firm believer that the fight against cancer must focus on prevention.“It must be a ‘ground up’ movement and start with individuals,” Agus said. “My book, The End of Illness, is an anthem of that.”In The End of Illness, which spent over a month as The New York Times No. 1 bestseller after its January release, Agus argues that the key to curing cancer is preventing it in the first place. According to Fortune magazine, Agus calls for a completely new approach to medicine.“I want doctors to treat toward health and not treat toward disease,” he said.Agus said some simple ways to prevent cancer and other diseases include taking baby aspirin every day, keeping consistently active by walking from place to place and keeping a regular meal schedule.“If you eat lunch at noon one day, but then 2 p.m. the next, your body releases stress hormones that make you up to 80 percent more likely to contract diabetes,” he said.Though Agus is an internationally recognized figure who has done extensive work with many organizations and institutions, he said the opportunities and resources afforded him at USC are perfect for his work.“I am all about the convergence of multiple sciences in developing technology for health care and USC is one of the only places where you can do that. The emphasis USC places on multi-disciplinary study and work is perfect for what I do,” Agus said. “USC was built on a long-term vision of changing the world and that’s what I’m about.”last_img read more

Christian awarded Pac-12 player of the week for USC

first_imgAfter helping the USC women’s tennis team topple rival UCLA with a 6-1 victory in the regular season finale on April 18, junior Kaitlyn Christian became the seventh Woman of Troy to be named Pac-12 player of the week this season.In the match, Christian started the day off against the formerly No. 7 Bruins with an 8-3 doubles win alongside sophomore Sabrina Santamaria over UCLA’s Pamela Montez and Skylar Morton.Strong finish · In USC’s regular-season finale against UCLA, Christian won both her singles and doubles matches despite battling the flu. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan In singles play, Christian dropped her first set and fell behind 2-0 in the second set but rallied back and defeated No. 90 Kaitlyn Ray with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback victory despite battling the stomach flu.The win was Christian’s eighth straight and improved her singles record to 21-6 overall and a perfect 8-0 in conference play. She has done the bulk of her damage from court five, where she is 6-0 in singles.Christian and Santamaria, ranked No. 2 in the nation in doubles, finished the season undefeated with a 13-0 record, all from court one. In the upcoming Pac-12 championships, the two look to defend their 2012 doubles title.The No. 5-ranked Women of Troy concluded the regular season 21-2 overall and 9-0 in the Pac-12. USC clinched the Pac-12 team title with the victory over UCLA, and the win marked the first time that USC took back-to-back wins over UCLA since 2006.Christian joins senior Danielle Lao, sophomores Gabriella DeSimone, Giuliana Olmos, Zoë Scandalis and Santamaria, and freshman Ellie Yates as Women of Troy who have been named Pac-12 players of the week this season.With the regular season finished and a 13-game win streak in place, the Women of Troy now shift their focus to individual play at the Pac-12 championships, which begin on Thursday and conclude on Sunday in Ojai, Calif.last_img read more

Graphically breaking down Syracuse’s 17-point loss to Wisconsin

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on November 30, 2016 at 1:13 am Contact Emma: escomtoi@syr.edu Syracuse dropped its second straight game on Tuesday night at No. 17 Wisconsin (6-2). The No. 22 Orange (4-2) lost, 77-60, to the Badgers at the Kohl Center. SU shot just 38.2 percent from the field while Wisconsin converted on 49.2 percent of its field-goal attempts. Syracuse’s point guards struggled to kickstart the Orange’s offense as well.Here are the most revealing statistics and facts from the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Munster coach Antony Foley looks set to have his contract extended.

first_imgIt’s a massive weekend for the Reds who travel to Leicester for a must win Champions cup match having lost their last three games in a row.Irish Times rugby correspondent Gerry Thornley describes the move as a vote of confidence in Foley.Leinster may find out today if Cian Healy will be available for Saturdays meeting with Toulon at the Aviva. The Prop was cited for foul play in last weeks match and his hearing will take place today.last_img

GOtv: Supporting Digital Migration March

first_imgBy Abolaji FijabiNigeria’s start-stop journey to full digital broadcasting continues with the public not having an idea of when the process will be completed. About 10 months ago, there was some movement when the Federal Government rolled out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Enugu and Osogbo in continuation of its efforts to ensure transition from analogue to Digital Terrestrial transmission across the country.Reliable statistics from the DSO experience indicates that a total of 745, 480 STBs have been imported into the country. Of this figure, 566, 478 have been delivered, while 485, 409 have been sold. A total of 332, 095 STBs have been activated in Jos and Abuja.Earlier in the year at a DSO Stakeholders’ Retreat in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, Alhaji Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu, Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), stated that preparations for the launch in the two states were close to completion, adding that the launch would hold before the end of the first quarter of the year. He equally stated that the Federal Government’s plan had the objective of concluding DSO roll-out in 12 states. Prior to then, the government had launched DSO in Kaduna, Ilorin, Jos and Abuja.At the time, the NBC boss explained that a major impediment to the coverage of the states and territories where the DSO had been launched is topography.“Coverage is related to topography. Take an example of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is a city of hills and undulating grounds. The signal distributor for Abuja has purchased feeder pillar transmitters, which will be installed for the entire Abuja and environs to be covered. The same thing applies in Plateau. The signal distributor has to put feeder pillar transmitter in places like Langtang for the entire state to be covered,” Modibo-Kawu explained.But this challenge is not encountered by customers of GOtv, the country’s leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service. The service already operates on the digital platform and has been rolled out in about 50 cities across 26 states in the country. This was made possible by the fact that at launch, GOtv adopted the most modern digital video broadcast technology, DVB-T2, which is a considerable upgrade on the first generation and now discarded DVB-T systems deployed by the earliest adopters of digital broadcast technology. The early adoption of DVB-T2 by GOtv effectively puts Nigeria at the head of the queue of digital broadcast technology in Africa.GOtv has equally been prominent in raising public awareness about the digital migration, most notably through the “Digilevelz Don Land, No Carry Last” campaign and hardware price slashes to broaden access to digital television. At N400, GOtv continues to give more Nigerians access to digital television at the most affordable rate. DSO will occur when there is transition from analogue TV to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting. The process came to life in 2006 when member countries of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Geneva, Switzerland, reached an agreement to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting by June 2015, the initial deadline. But Nigeria did not meet the deadline for a number of reasons. Missing the deadline, however, nudged the Federal Government into ramping up its efforts in that direction.Digital migration is the transmission of digital television signal over the earth from masts to home receivers. When the switchover takes place, television viewers will require set-top-boxes (STB) or a digital television set in to receive television signal. An STB is often called a decoder.By acquiring an STB compatible with DVB-T2, the second-generation broadcast technology, with or without monthly subscription or by a digital television set, a television viewer will be able to receive signal when the DSO takes place.DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) is the standard for digital television that has been adopted in most countries in ITU Region 1, where Africa falls.Among the numerous benefits of digital broadcasting are greatly improved audio-visual quality and availability of bigger number of channels to viewers, including access to Free-to-Air at the expiration of subscription.That GOtv operates on the latest technology platform also prevents its signal from deprecating in bad weather. Equally, the hardware (decoder and antenna) can be self-installed, making the use of an installer not absolutely necessary.This is in addition to offering top class local and international channels broadcasting content such as news, movies, sports, documentaries, series, children entertainment and education for a maximum of N3, 200 on GOtv MAX. GOtv Lite, at N400 per month for 23 channels, still remains the cheapest DTT price offering on the landscape.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tamarac, Florida, Has its First Caribbean American Vice-Mayor

first_imgTAMARAC, Florida – History was made on Wednesday night with another Jamaican ascending to higher office in South Florida.Marlon Bolton became Tamarac’s first Caribbean and African American Vice Mayor, by a 5-0 vote, to a room full of supporters from his church and district as well as “Bolton’s Army” a group of volunteers who often gets the message out about Bolton’s accomplishments in the community. He was sworn in by Bishop Anthony T. Pelt, the Church of God, Florida Administrative Bishop.Bolton, 34, relocated to the United States from Jamaica in 2006, possessed with burning ambition.  Focusing on his educational development he pursued he soon earned Bachelor degrees in Communications, and also in Public Safety Management.  Currently enrolled at Florida International University, Bolton is finishing his Masters’ Degree in Criminal Justice.Bolton works as a County Court Mediator, certified by the Florida Supreme Court and holds a position as the Lead Pastor at Praise Experience Church of North Lauderdale, leading a local following of over 300 members. A fast-growing non-denominational church in North Lauderdale Bolton leads 2 services on a Sunday, 9am and 5pm.As a former banker at Wachovia Bank/Wells Fargo, former volunteer for the University of Miami Law School, Board Member at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and member of the Board of several Broward, Florida and National League of Cities Committees and a Board Member at the Broward County Action Agency, Bolton comes to the Table with a wealth of knowledge and is a breath of fresh air on the Tamarac City Commission.Vice Mayor Bolton, the youngest to serve in the role, will serve in the capacity for the ensuing year.  Bolton says his theme for the year is “One Tamarac, One Vision, One Mission in Unity.” He plans to advocate for more transparency and community engagement initiative during his year as Vice Mayor.“I want Tamarac Residents to know that they have a friend at City Hall and I will continue to advocate for their interest. I will launch the ‘Tamarac First Initiative’. He explained that this is an initiative to revise the living wage ordinance for employees and one that will give Tamarac residents first preference for city jobs.Vice Mayor Bolton also made history in 2016by becoming Tamarac’s first black commissioner. During his tenure on the commission, he championed a City Ordinance granting low-Income Seniors an additional $25,000 tax exemption. He also advocated for first time home buyer grants, home rehabilitation programs and brought the First Light Up the East event to the eastside of the city, the city’s first major event on that side of town in over 57 years. Through Vice Mayor Bolton’s hard work, Caporella Park will see major improvements next year to the tune of almost $5 million.last_img read more