Akram Afif, Aspire graduate, example of successful player for the Asian federation

first_imgBelow the title “check your spherical character and which player you’ll be”, the Asian federation talked about in an article the names of the six footballers highlighting the traits of every in flip, and requested six questions on the character of the player who They want to comply with their example by way of the solutions. The members will get in contact with their idol. In the article Akram Afif was named as one of the greatest strikers in Asia Given his velocity, superior skills, and talent to attain or help, qualities that qualify him to be a tricky rival for defenders.Akram Afif graduated from Aspire Academy, one of the graduates of the Academy in the subject of soccer, since he was awarded as the greatest footballer in Asia final 12 months, participated in the victory of Qatar for the first time in its historical past and was the holder of the champion of the Asian Cup of soccer that was held in the Emirates at the starting of final 12 months. Akram has achieved many victories with Al-Sadd FC and the nationwide staff of QatarIn addition to being one of the gamers they might stand out in the Qatar World Cup 2020.The Qatari striker has the aptitude to attain and provides assists at the identical time, he shares the first place of high scorers with the Algerian player Baghdad Bounjah with 12 objectives, figuring out that Akram was runner-up with Bounjah final season scoring 26 objectives in opposition to 39 objectives by the Algerian. Afif performed Spain at Villarreal and Sporting Gijón, and in Belgium with Aubin Membership. The Asian soccer federation proclaimed six excellent soccer gamers as influential examples in the subject of Asian soccer in addition to examples for newbie gamers to comply with their example, amongst them was Akram Afif, striker of the Qatar nationwide staff and player of Al-Sadd FC. Graduated from the Academy of Sports activities Excellence Aspire, is already a triumphant example of one of the greatest gamers in Asian soccer. Along with Akram Afif the others had been: the South Korean skilled, Solar Hyung Minplayer of the Tottenham Hotspur, the Iranian Serdar Azmon footballer of Zenith from St. Petersburg from Russia the Syrian Omar Khreibin player of the Saudi Helal yielded to Pyramids Egypt, and the player of the Chinese language nationwide staff Wu Lee, footballer of Espanyol, and the Australian Samantha Kerr, skilled in Chelsea.last_img read more

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Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

first_imgSanity check: Top seed Kansas holds on to beat Clemson “Just happened to be the perfect line,” Reed said. “Thank God, because that thing was moving.”Reed is among 16 players who won their group on Friday at Austin Country Club and advanced to single-elimination on the weekend, all of them from matches away from a World Golf Championships title.That group includes Justin Thomas, at No. 2 the top seed remaining, who can go to No. 1 in the world by winning.It doesn’t include Dustin Johnson, the defending champion who played so poorly that none of the three matches he lost made it to the 18th hole. Johnson left the gallery with one parting shot, a 489-yard drive that would be the longest in PGA Tour history except that stats from Match Play are not official.Rory McIlroy had a chance to advance except that he was beaten soundly by Brian Harman.ADVERTISEMENT The most anticipated match turned into a sloppy affair Friday when Spieth hit one shot out-of-bounds, two shots into a hazard and three times gave away a chance to win the hole by three-putting.And right when it looked as though Spieth might still have a chance, Reed buried him with a 40-foot birdie putt from behind the 17th green for a 2-and-1 victory in the Dell Technologies Match Play that sent Reed into the weekend and Spieth searching for answers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I don’t think it would have been that tough to beat me today,” Spieth said.Reed was tough enough when it mattered. He seized control with the prettiest shot of the match, a knockdown wedge into the wind that grazed the front edge of the cup on the 13th for a 2-up lead. He ended it with a putt that looked as though it might go 8 feet by until the hole got in the way. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In other groups:— Garcia won on the 17th hole against Xander Schauffele and won his group for the first time since it switched to pool play in 2014. He also becomes the home favorite from living part-time in Austin, where his wife gave birth to their first child last week.— Si Woo Kim outlasted Webb Simpson on the 18th hole to advance.— Matt Kuchar made a hole-in-one in a 6-and-4 victory over Ross Fisher to advance to the weekend for the second time in three years.— Bubba Watson birdied his last two holes to earn a halve against Julian Suri and avoid a playoff. Watson next faces Harman, a match of Georgia lefties.— Louis Oosthuizen beat Jason Day with two clutch putts, and then won the group with a 12-foot par putt in a playoff to beat Jason Dufner. This is the third time in four years that Oosthuizen has reached the weekend.— Kevin Kisner, a 4-and-3 winner over Johnson, figured he was headed for a playoff when Adam Hadwin took a 1-up lead on the 18th over Bernd Wiesberger. But then Wiesberger holed a 20-foot putt for birdie, Hadwin missed his par putt from 12 feet and Kisner won the group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jordan Spieth, right, watches his drive on the eighth hole as playing partner Patrick Reed looks on as well during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas — One shot into the match, Jordan Spieth already was in a golf cart being driven back to the tee.It took three holes before Patrick Reed had to putt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award And it doesn’t include Spieth, who now has gone seven tournaments since his last top 10.“I’m human and I’m realistic that based on the way the year’s gone … it’s been kind of a trying time for me, especially on and round the greens,” Spieth said. “Stuff I took for granted in setup and pace control and all that kind of stuff … has been a little bit more difficult. And I’ve been trying to figure out how to get back to that level, and I’ve been trying different things.”Thomas and Sergio Garcia (No. 7) were the only top-10 seeds to advance to the fourth round. Thomas had the easiest time, a 7-and-5 victory over Francesco Molinari. Asked how he felt going into the weekend, Thomas replied, “The same as the other 16 guys. We all start at the same place.”Phil Mickelson was eliminated when Charles Howell III, who beat Lefty on Wednesday, completed a 3-0 mark in group play by beating Satoshi Kodaira.Howell and Ian Poulter, who swept his matches when Kevin Chappell conceded at the turn with a back injury, still have a chance to earn a spot in the Masters by getting into the top 50 at the end of the week. They both need to win at least one more match.Paul Casey might have had the toughest day: He lost twice.Casey only had to halve his match to advance for the third time in four years. He lost to Matt Fitzpatrick, and even then had a chance to win his group if the other match was halved. Instead, Kyle Stanley made an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win, and then he beat Casey on the second hole of a playoff.Tyrrell Hatton also was forced into a playoff, and he beat Brendan Steele on the first extra hole.The tightest match was Alex Noren and Tony Finau, one of four matches between players who had not lost all week. Finau won three straight holes on the back nine to take a 1-up lead, only to lose the 14th with a bogey. With the match all square, Noren made a 10-foot birdie at the 17th to go 1 up, and then holed a 15-foot par putt on the final hole to avoid going to a playoff with Finau.Noren now has won seven of his last eight matches in his event, his only loss coming to Johnson in the quarterfinals last year. LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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Would WPA really walk away from the Govt?

first_imgDear Editor,There is no doubt that the Working People’s Alliance is a legitimate member of the Coalition Government, but after reading the party’s threats to perhaps walk away from the Government because of perceived maltreatment, I wonder whether its leaders fully understand what they are talking about.I recall similar mumblings when Dr Roopnaraine had stepped down as Minister of Education sometime last year. The party had said then that it was not consulted on a replacement, and had fully expected that a leader of the party would have automatically taken Dr Roopnaraine’s place as a Cabinet Minister. This was not done, and its leaders had complained bitterly back then.The Granger Administration must, however, take some of the blame for the way the WPA is feeling and seeing things. It is my firm belief that a system of ‘upfrontness’ with Coalition partners would go a long way in easing the feelings that the bigger parties have little regard for the smaller ones like the WPA.No one really believes that the WPA would walk away from governance, with all the talk that the party is a mere shadow of what it used to be up to the time when its founder and leader, Dr Walter Rodney, was killed in 1980. Many observers also believe that the party would have brought very little votes to the coalition during the campaign, because I think that two generations of Guyanese would have grown up hardly hearing or knowing anything about the WPA.I therefore think that it might be prudent for the leaders of the WPA to fight their battles internally, rather than in the press, as this can indeed harm the coalition. I also would argue that the latest public display of anger by the leadership team has to do with the decision by the management of the Chronicle Newspaper to dispense with the services of WPA leader David Hinds as a columnist, and the belief that this decision was made by high authorities.The little I know as a follower and sympathizer is that the AFC also has its grouses, but, to date, has not made any comments similar to the WPA’s. I suggest the WPA take its lead from the AFC.Sincerely,Peter Josephlast_img read more

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Wife, son arrested after retired Cop found dead

first_img…cause of death given as fractured spine, blunt traumaPolice in the Cinderella County are now investigating the death of one of their own after a post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on the body of retired Police Sergeant Parmanand Persaud revealed he died as a result of a fractured spine and blunt trauma to the neck.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh performed the PME on Tuesday and immediately after the findings, the dead man’s wife and son were taken intoPolice Sergeant Parmanand Persaudcustody and are assisting with investigations.Persaud, 56, of Lot 85 Anna Regina Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Suddie Public Hospital about 19:00h on October 12. Sergeant Persaud last worked as Station Sergeant at the Charity Police Station before proceeding on retirement.A source close to the investigation told this publication that Persaud recently received a large sum of cash as part of his gratuity.The source stated that following Persaud’s death, relatives became suspicious and informed the Police of their suspicions.According to the source, the Police also had their suspicions, but waited on the PME results before taking any action. Sergeant Persaud will be laid to rest today at the La Belle Alliance Cemetery.The body was to be cremated, but relatives decided to have a burial instead, in the event his body may have to be exhumed for any further investigation.last_img read more

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Mata hails ‘exciting’ Man Utd win after frustrating run

first_img0Shares0000Juan Mata celebrates his goal against Fulham © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – Juan Mata says Manchester United’s “complete performance” against Fulham was just the tonic for a team that has endured a frustrating start to the season.United started Saturday’s game on a four-match winless streak, leaving them well behind in the race for a top-four Premier League finish, but overpowered bottom club Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford. Ashley Young, Mata and Romelu Lukaku netted in an impressive first-half display, with Marcus Rashford sealing a 4-1 win after substitute Aboubakar Kamara had reduced the deficit from the spot.Mata told MUTV the performance and result were “basically what we needed”.“Good start, good goals, creating a lot of chances, making the fans excited about the game, about our performance,” the Spaniard said.“We know that we are not in the position that we want to be and should be, so every game I go onto the pitch, or we go onto the pitch, I think about giving everything for the fans and giving a performance like today, so we must face every game like we did today.”Mata was one of four changes to the line-up following the 2-2 midweek draw with Arsenal and made an important contribution, becoming the third Spanish player to score 50 goals and register 50 assists in Premier League history.“It’s not bad,” he said. “Fifty and 50. When I came to the Premier League a few years ago I was very excited and very motivated about my period in the Premier League and I am enjoying it so much.“I am lucky to have been able to score and assist that many goals but I am still hungry for more. I want more assists, more goals, more enjoyment in the pitch, so hopefully I can do (so).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘What’s better than joining Man United? Signing for Man City!’ Fans loving breaking done deal news

first_img Nicolas Otamendi has joined Man City from Valencia A day after pretty much every football fan laughed at Man United when Chelsea swooped in for Pedro, Man City fans are enjoying the fact Nicolas Otamendi has joined them.United were believed to be interested in signing the defender from Valencia, but their Manchester rivals have beaten them to it.It comes during a week in which Sergio Ramos decided to renew his contract with Real Madrid and Pedro agreed to join Chelsea when both were United targets.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from City fans, who were delighted with the arrival of Otamendi. 1last_img read more

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League updates

first_img Malibu’s Cheyenne Weekley is averaging 19.9 points per game as her the Sharks (6-4) enter league play. The freshman guard also is averaging 2.4 steals per game. GOLDEN AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Defending league champion Palmdale (6-9, 1-0) took a big step toward repeating as champion with a 60-46 victory Friday over Lancaster (7-4, 1-1). MISSION Alemany of North Hills rebounded from a 25-point defeat to top-ranked Hart last Wednesday, beating Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge 57-29 the following day. WEST VALLEY Chatsworth (7-7) plays at El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (7-7) tonight at 7. It’s the first time ECR assistant coach Raquel Alotis will go against the team she led to the City Section title game last season. FOOTHILL The game circled on everyone’s calendar: Hart of Newhall at Canyon of Canyon Country on Jan. 20. FRONTIER center_img VALLEY MISSION Reseda (10-4), off to its best start in 20 years, will get its first shot at defending league champion Sylmar (7-4) with a home game tonight at 7. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Letterkenny-based ERNACT secures projects worth €4.5M

first_imgThe ERNACT network has secured three new digital transformation projects worth €4.5M from two prestigious European innovation funding programmes.Last week ERNACT (European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology) secured €1.4M to pilot innovative smart energy solutions from EU’s prestigious Northern Periphery and Arctic programme.In a new announcement this week, they have confirmed that another EU funding body (INTERREG Europe) has approved two further projects. In this way, ERNACT has secured a total of €4.5M in a week across three digital transformation projects, ensuring €1.2M will directly benefit the North West of Ireland.ERNACT was set up and managed by Donegal and Derry City and Strabane District councils and is a key aspect of the crossborder City Region initiative of both Councils.Some of the ERNACT Board members: (from left to right): Brian Boyle, ERNACT Chairperson and Head of Information Systems at Donegal County Council; Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Donegal County Council; Marion Boyce, ERNACT Administrative Officer; Colm Mc Colgan, ERNACT General Manager; Stephen Gillespie, Director of Business and Culture at Derry City and Strabane District Council; Cllr Hugh (Gus) Hastings, Derry City and Strabane District Council; Cllr Rena Donaghey, Donegal County Council and ERNACT EEIG Chairperson.While both projects focus on the topic of digital transformation, they complement each other in that one project (REGIONS 4.0) focuses on the technologies involved while the other (CARPE DIGEM) focuses more on the people involved (entrepreneurs, workers and employers) and how local innovation environments need to adapt to cater for the rise of digitization.Speaking after ERNACT’s AGM on Thursday, outgoing ERNACT Chairperson, Councillor Gus Hastings, stated that “this brings to six the number of new projects which ERNACT has delivered for the North West Crossborder City Region since the last AGM; the total number of regions and cities with which we are now cooperating to 60; the total number of international projects under management to 11. This is an unprecedented undertaking for the two Councils, ERNACT and the region”. Colm Mc Colgan, ERNACT General Manager, added that “REGIONS 4.0 is stratregically significant for the North West crossborder area as it will provide a dedicated resource for the City Region to explore how we should best respond to Industry 4.0”.Whilst the focus in REGIONS 4.0 will be on the technologies involved, the focus in CARPE DIGEM (or “seize digital”), will be on how the wider innovation support environment in the North West and other parts of Europe – especially as it relates to workers and entrepreneurs – needs to adapt to take digitization into account.Incoming ERNACT Chairperson Cllr Rena Donaghey stated that this project “will add value to Donegal County Council’s effort to encourage the creation of a network of digital innovation hubs and suitable knowledge working space throughout the County, including the planned Inishowen Hub, and how Donegal and Derry/Strabane can pool resources”.Letterkenny-based ERNACT secures projects worth €4.5M was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ERNACTlast_img read more

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AN GRIANAN THEATRE TO HOST 1916 COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT

first_imgFEATURES: The Donegal 1916 Commemorative Committee, who include amongst its membership and patrons the author Helen Meehan, artist Kevin Sharkey and Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh from Altan has announced details of a celebration and remembrance concert to mark the beginning of their 2016 centenary events. Committee spokesperson, Jack Britton, said; “We are extremely excited to announce details of our 1916 concert which will take place in An Grianan Theatre on Saturday, 6th February at 8pm. “The concert will detail Irish History through the eyes of two young Irish volunteers, celebrate our culture through dance, music, poetry and pageantry and will engage and excite the audience throughout.“The leaders of 1916 rising were cultural activists, poets, educationalists and feminists, all of which we hope to celebrate on the night.“Maírín de Buitléir, of TG4’s Ros na Rún, will join Antoin de Blárach (from The Shenanigans) as MCs on the night.”They will be joined by a group of traditional Irish Dancers, various musicians, and other performers. Committee member and concert organiser Fergus MacAoidh, said; “I would invite everyone in Donegal, and further afield, with an interest in Ireland’s heritage, to come along on join us in a fantastic night.“Tickets, priced €10 are available from An Grianan and are selling out fast.”AN GRIANAN THEATRE TO HOST 1916 COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT was last modified: February 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DDTV: ROGER CONQUERS COLORADO AS HE CYCLES ACROSS AMERICA

first_imgRoger Holmes is cycling across America in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Click on the video above to see how the well-known Letterkenny man is getting on!“I am now in Gunnison, Colorado, where I am planning my attempt at getting over Monarch Pass (11,300 feet). Should I make it, I will be over the Rockies and on my way down into the great prairies. I had a phenomenal experience on Independence Day, meeting some very special people and savoring the July 4th celebrations with a parade at the beginning of the ride in Montrose, and an impressive fireworks display after we arrived in Gunnison.I hooked up with Randy Kerr, a 60 year old cycling fanatic from Alabama who tells me he thinks he could be related to the Donegal Kerr’s. His accent is a little different though! We rode the 70 mile stretch of scenic highway through the Rockies and it was as tough as it was memorable.. Randy was great company and I learned so much from him. He has now departed to ride The Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail, which is high altitude, remote bike way over the spine of The Rockies. So far, my experience of the American people in the old wild west has been incredible. I have received kindness, generosity, encouragement and company from so many people that I wouldn’t even know where to begin to thank them. All of them have a bit of Irish in them of course!This is the third very tough state that I have ridden through. Nevada was remote beyond comprehension, Utah was dangerously hot, and here in Colorado, the constant climbing leaves the thighs feeling like hot jelly. My garmin tells me that I burned 4,500 calories on the July 4th ride, yet I have still put on a little weight from when I set out. Diet is a tricky balancing act. Its not a case of just going to the fridge when you need something or crave something. You take whats available.Last night, two generous donations tipped the amount of money that #TransAtlanticCycle has raised for The Irish Cancer Society to over 2000 euro. That gives me great motivation to keep going. Everyone at home has been so supportive, and it really does makes this challenge a little bit easier.Sponsorship cards are available at Manorcunningham Post Office and at Cafe Blend on High Road Letterkenny. Donations can also be made online at www.gofundme.com/TransAtlanticCycle DDTV: ROGER CONQUERS COLORADO AS HE CYCLES ACROSS AMERICA was last modified: July 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AmericaDDTVRoger Holmeslast_img read more

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