Hazard dreaming of title

first_img Press Association Eden Hazard dreams of Chelsea winning the Barclays Premier League this season. The 23-year-old paid tribute to them and, in particular, to Frank Lampard, who passed on penalty-taking duties to allow the forward to net his third. Hazard, whose most recent hat-trick was in May 2012 in his last game for previous club Lille, added: “It’s a good present. Without the team I’m nothing. “I just want to say thank you. Thank you, Lamps, for the penalty, because normally it’s for him. “I just said ‘if you want it, take it, I don’t care’. He said ‘no, no’. “(It is) my first hat-trick in the Premier League. I hope I can do the same another day. I work for that.” Hazard is realising the potential which he demonstrated last season, his first in the Premier League. He added: “I work every day. I feel good on the pitch. I have experience now, because last season was my first. “I try every game to make the difference for the team. It was another good day for me.” It was another challenging day for Newcastle, who have four points from the last seven games. The defeat was the second successive 3-0 defeat following the derby loss to Sunderland and defender Steven Taylor hopes for a response against Tottenham on Wednesday. “We’ve just got to keep building,” Taylor said. “Wednesday is a massive night at St James’ Park and for us hopefully we can get three points if we take the game to Tottenham and attack.” Taylor vowed that the players would remain united after the departure of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain and Joe Kinnear’s resignation as director of football. He said: “It’s just the media and speculation and what everybody wants to write about that is causing a few things. “They can say what they want but the players and the coaching staff are just going to stick together because we are in it together.” The Belgian’s hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Newcastle saw the Blues capitalise on Arsenal and Manchester City dropping points to take pole position with 13 games remaining. Jose Mourinho continues to play down the Blues’ title chances, but Hazard is optimistic of success. Hazard told Chelsea TV: “Top of the league. I go in my bed, I dream. I hope at the end of the season it will be the same. “It’s a pleasure to play for this team and to work for that.” It was another impressive performance from Hazard, who has attracted plaudits from all-comers this season and now has 14 goals, 12 of them in the Premier League. He netted two goals in eight first-half minutes, as well as a second-half penalty, and Mourinho does not understand why the Belgian has been overlooked for individual awards this season. “Our league is phenomenal and it is better than ever, but our league must be full of unbelievable players because this kid not one single award,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV. “The difference between (Newcastle) and Hull or Southampton or Man City, the difference was the goals he scored. “The way he plays is exactly the same. The kid is playing fantastic.” Hazard collected the match ball, which his team-mates signed. last_img read more

FBI offers $10K reward in case of missing mother Leila Cavett

first_imgIt has now been nearly one month since 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia has gone missing in Broward County.The FBI has stepped in to investigate the strange case and they are now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information relating to Cavett’s whereabouts.Cavett’s 2-year-old son was found wandering alone barefoot in an apartment complex in Miramar.An arrest was made Sunday in the case of 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia, who vanished in Broward County around July 25.However, the missing mother has still not been located.On top of offering a reward, the FBI released a new video showing Cavett’s movements at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood, Fla., on the afternoon of July 25.“The FBI is actively seeking information relating to the whereabouts of Leila Cavett,” said George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami. “We are still relentlessly investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may be important to finding Leila. We thank those who have already provided information and urge other members of our community to come forward.”The public should call FBI Miami at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to fbi.gov/tips if they have any information on the whereabouts of the missing mother.last_img read more

I think Mahendra Singh Dhoni is past his best: Roger Binny

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former India cricketer and selector Roger Binny feels wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is past his prime now and that is evident from the way he has been playing cricket in the last two seasons. Dhoni last played for Team India in the semifinal of the 2019 ICC World Cup in Manchester where they sufferred a heartbreaking 18-run defeat against New Zealand.”He (MS Dhoni) has lost a bit of fitness. There are younger players coming through the system. He was good enough to pass on the gloves to the younger players which is good of him but yeah, I think he is past his best,” Binny said during an interaction on Sportskeeda’s Facebook page. “Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he is easily past his best cricket which he has played, which we have seen him capable of doing,” he added. Dhoni was gearing up to take part in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League in March, knowing a good performance in the cash-rich league for Chennai Super Kings could help him seal a place in the squad for T20 World Cup Down Under. IANS Also watch: The Mores: Let’s Talk Lifestyle & Fashionlast_img read more

Other Sports Japan swimmer Fujimori suspended after failed drug test

first_imgTokyo: Japanese Olympic swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori has been temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test, the national swim federation said Friday. The 27-year-old, who placed fourth behind Michael Phelps and countryman Kosuke Hagino in the 200 metres individual medley at the 2016 Rio Olympics, tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine at last December’s short course world championships in China, according to Japan officials.Fujimori, a former Asian Games silver medallist, will now miss next month’s national championships, which serve as qualifiers for the world championships in South Korea this summer. A formal hearing by swimming’s governing body FINA will determine the length of ban Fujimori will receive after both his ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples tested positive. He becomes the second high-profile Japanese swimmer to fail a doping test in the past year after former backstroke world champion Junya Koga. Koga, who won a world title in 2009, appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport last November over his four-year ban after traces of illegal muscle-building substances were found in his system, claiming he took the substances unknowingly as part of a diet of supplements. Fujimori has also protested his innocence.”I did not purposely take the banned substances detected in my urine sample,” he said in a statement released by the Japan Swimming Federation.”Frankly speaking, I am shocked at these test results. I don’t take medicine or supplements.”Asian swimming has come under the microscope recently after China’s three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang was accused of smashing a blood vial with a hammer during an out-of-competition doping test. The giant swimmer served a three-month ban in 2014 for taking medicine prescribed for a heart condition, but Australian rival Mack Horton has repeatedly labelled Sun a “cheat” since notably after robbing the Chinese of his Olympic 400m freestyle title in Rio. Incidents of doping are relatively rare in Japan, although two cases last year caused embarrassment as the country prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In January, Japan’s anti-doping body suspended top canoeist Yasuhiro Suzuki for eight years after he spiked a rival’s drink with a banned substance to improve his own chances of selection for the Tokyo Olympics. A month later, short-track speed skater Kei Saito was booted out of the Pyeongchang Olympics after testing positive for acetazolamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Miedema double helps Netherlands to beat Cameroon to seal last-16 spot

first_imgVALENCIENNES, France (Reuters) – Vivianne Miedema scored twice to become Netherlands’ all-time leading goalscorer, as the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1 yesterday to reach the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup.Cameroon, playing Netherlands for the first time in a competitive match, adopted a cautious approach at Stade du Hainaut, with five players in the back line and four in front of them for the majority of the game.The tactics worked until a sweeping Dutch move in which Shanice van de Sanden’s inch-perfect cross found Arsenal forward Miedema, who powered home a thumping header in the 41st minute. Cameroon responded almost immediately as winger Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene timed her run perfectly to latch on to a long ball before beating goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for an easy finish.Netherlands, who beat New Zealand in their opening match, were back on the front foot in the second half after a cleverly worked free kick allowed centre-back Dominique Bloodworth to score her first international goal from close range. Cameroon substitute Henriette Akaba came close to an equaliser in the closing stages before Miedema scored her second goal to put the result beyond doubt.It was Miedema’s 60th goal for Netherlands as she overtook former striker Manon Melis to become their all-time top scorer. “It is something special, something I’m only going to live once and it’s a special experience for me,” 22-year-old Miedema said.“It’s a World Cup – you score a goal, so I think you can cheer and be a little crazy about it.”Netherlands top Group E after winning back-to-back World Cup matches for the first time, before Canada’s evening kick-off against New Zealand in Grenoble. “I’m glad we won. In a couple of stages we played better than the previous game but we struggled as well,” Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman said.“We are now qualified for the next round. But who is better as an opponent? Is it Japan, Sweden or England? I think it’s dangerous doing maths. Let’s just play the Canada game first.”Netherlands will meet Canada in their final group-stage match in Reims on Thursday, while Cameroon face New Zealand the same day at Montpellier.last_img read more

Klopp winn EPL manager of the month award

first_imgMeanwhile, QPR say manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has the “unanimous support” of the board, amid the conclusion of an internal investigation over allegations made by The Daily Telegraph.The club say they’ve not received video footage or the full transcripts of conversations recorded by the newspaper, despite numerous requests.The Dutchman has admitted being “naive”, but has always denied wrongdoing. His team won all 3 of the top-flight games they played during September, including victories over champions Leicester and Chelsea.Tottenham’s Heung-min Son is the player of the month for September.The South Korean forward scored 4 goals in 3 top-flight appearances during the month.last_img

3 Irish players tee off in Canadian Open today

first_imgGraeme McDowell goes out ten-minutes later in a group with Bubba Watson and Open runner-up Matt Kuchar.While Seamus Power is among the later starters, heading out at 5-past-7.===Paul Dunne and Michael Hoey are in action on day 1 of the Porsche European Open in Hamburg. There’s plenty of Irish involvement at the Canadian Open in Oakville today.Shane Lowry is first out at 1pm, Irish time. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img

Casino Cosmopol partners with Playtech for casino management solution

first_img Submit Share Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Related Articles Swedish casino operator Casino Cosmopol has selected Intelligent Gaming Systems (IGS), a Playtech company, as its System Partner to deliver a complete casino management suite. The deal includes slots, tables, poker, visitor registration, cash desk and business intelligence capabilities.Casino Cosmopol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AB Svenska Spel that operates four international casinos in Sweden. Together the casinos employ more than 1,300 people and enjoyed more than one million visits in 2016. As with all Svenska Spel entities, the profits from Casino Cosmopol go directly to the government treasury and are distributed to a range of good causes.Per Jaldung, CEO of Casino Cosmopol, commented: “As a public-sector organisation, Casino Cosmopol applies the Public Procurement Act and our major investments are subject to a competitive procurement process. We specified detailed requirements for a system to connect our gaming, business and compliance operations, with a focus on AML and GDPR.“Intelligent Gaming Systems was the supplier that met our requirements best and was consequently awarded the contract. Its understanding of the challenges that are presented by AML and GDPR with respect to casino operation has made us feel very confident that they are the right match for Casino Cosmopol.” Casino Cosmopol and IGS have entered into a framework agreement and the system will be implemented in several phases across 2018 and 2019.Martin Sykes, Managing Director, IGS, added: “This success underlines our position as the leading systems supplier to the European casino industry. Casino Cosmopol is one of the world’s most responsible gaming operators and is at the leading edge of initiatives such as AML and GDPR. The project includes a number of innovative developments which will underpin our position as the world leaders in AML and responsible gaming.”last_img read more

Sumner County schools to embark on graduation this weekend; Class night is tonight at WHS

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Sumner County graduations will be starting this weekend as the Class of 2013  finish off their secondary school careers.Wellington will be holding Class Night at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school gymnasium.On Sunday, Wellington will be holding its graduation ceremony in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. General admission is at 1:45 p.m.Each WHS senior will get 10 tickets for select seating for families. They can arrive anytime between 1 and 1:45 p.m.The tickets will be available that day.Graduation times for the six other county school are as follows: Argonia High School graduation, Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. in gymnasium.Conway Springs High School graduation – Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. in gymnasium.Caldwell High School graduation – Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. in gymnasium.Belle Plaine High School graduation – Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m. in gymnasium.Oxford High School graduation – Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. in gymnasium.South Haven High School graduation – Saturday, May 11, 2:30 p.m. in gymnasium. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Congratulations! · 378 weeks ago Congratulations to all the 2013 graduates! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Provencio pleads not guilty on rape charge

first_imgSylvester Provencioby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 22, of Caldwell has pled not guilty to the felony charge of rape which will now go toward a jury trial during the second week of May.The plea was made during his arraignment held at Sumner County District Court this afternoon. Provencio is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a New Year’s Eve Party at the home of his parents in January.Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin also refused Provencio’s defense attorney’s request to reduce his bond from $200,000 — $100,000 for the rape charge and $100,000 for an unrelated assault charge — to a lesser $50,000 bond charge.Provencio is all facing two felony and three misdemeanor charges over an alleged attack involving two Caldwell men on April 22, 2015. That trial is set for late April.McQuin said after violating the previous bond on the assault case, he felt it would not be appropriate to reduce the bond again.Provencio is currently in custody at Sumner County Jail.The jury trial for the rape charge is expected to start around May 10.last_img read more