Top clash today. Onyango, Mane and Saleh all eyeing quarterfinal places.FRIDAY: Uganda vs Senegal 10pmOnyango is ready, who else is in Cranes camp after strikeCairo, Egypt | AFP | Star forward Sadio Mane goes head-to-head with star goalkeeper Denis Onyango when Senegal meet troubled Uganda on Friday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Cairo.Senegalese Mane and Ugandan Onyango were included in the 2018 African team of the year chosen by a Confederation of African Football (CAF) panel.They are also Champions League winners — Mane with Liverpool in Europe last season and Onyango with South African club Mamelodi Sundowns in Africa three years ago.Mane has scored twice and missed a penalty for Senegal in two group matches after being suspended for the opening match.“I am even ready to trade my Champions League success to win the Africa Cup of Nations,” he told France Football magazine in a pre-tournament interview.Veteran Onyango has conceded three goals in three matches with another Liverpool star, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, among those who have scored against him.He however leads a team still rocking from a strike over bonuses. Onyango told the pre-match conference he is ready for the tie, but the toll of a full day in which the team was diverted in negotiations with soccer governing body FUFA over bonuses could show in this game.The stalemate was only resolved when FUFA offered a $6000 per player bonus for making it to the group of 16.Uganda last reached the knockout stage of AFCON 41 years ago, at Ghana 1978.“Uganda Cranes is not afraid of anyone. We shall enjoy the moment and take on Senegal. The most important thing is the game ahead of us. What happened before, we call it past. We have re-opened the engine once again,” Onyango said.Here, AFP Sport looks at the two last-16 matches this Friday with Senegal and Morocco expected to beat Uganda and Benin respectively. – Senegal v Uganda –Senegal may top the African rankings, 58 places above Uganda, but coach Aliou Cisse has warned his star-stacked side against over-confidence.“No one should take Uganda for granted and eliminating them will not be easy,” warned Cisse, one of the stars of the Teranga Lions team that reached the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals.Mane echoed his coach, saying: “We saw the kind of football they played against Egypt. They are a good side and we will need to be at our best to beat them.”Uganda had Egypt on the rack for more than half an hour before Salah scored and were equally impressive in the second half without being able to convert chances into goals.“We have reached the second round, which was the minimum target set for us by the national federation, and anything can happen in knockout matches,” said coach Sebastien Desabre.– Benin v Morocco –Morocco have been clinical, determined and efficient so far in Egypt, mirroring the beliefs of Herve Renard, the only coach to win the Cup of Nations with two countries.France-born Renard guided outsiders Zambia to the title in 2012 and repeated the feat with previous underachievers the Ivory Coast three years later.“I did windows and carpets,” said Renard, referring to his job as a cleaner in Paris before turning to football.He took Morocco to the 2017 quarter-finals in his first Cup of Nations with the Atlas Lions, and they, Algeria and Egypt won all three group matches this time.Share on: WhatsApp
The Two River Times™ is a 2013 sponsor of “Paint The Town Pink,” a breast cancer awareness initiative sponsored by Meridian Health System. By Tom PaolellaIf you knew a test could save your life, would you put it off?Mammograms are proven to save lives, yet many women put off getting their annual mammogram screening for a variety of reasons, such as simply not wanting to know the outcome, a hectic family schedule or financial challenges.New Jersey ranks among the top 10 states in the country for both incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer. Particularly at risk are the low-income, the working poor and uninsured women. Currently there are 586,300 uninsured women living in New Jersey.Paint the Town Pink committee members and volunteersgather for the First Annual Girls Night Out in 2008 at The Downtown in Red Bank in support of the Paint the Town Pink campaign. The Sixth Annual Girls Night Out is scheduled for May 9 this year.Seven years ago, a conversation took place at Riverview Medical Center about the growing percentage of women in Monmouth County, age 40 and older, who were not getting their annual mammogram. What started as an idea to educate women has grown into one of the most prevalent awareness campaigns in our area and has dramatically impacted the lives of thousands of community neighbors – cue Paint the Town Pink.In conjunction with the Jane H. Booker Women’s Center at Riverview, the mission behind the campaign is to educate local women about a very significant fact – that early detection is a woman’s best defense against breast cancer.In 2012, Paint the Town Pink grew to eight towns with the support of residents, businesses, town officials and volunteers. Each year, everyone comes together in May to show their support and spread the Pink message. For 2013, the campaign has expanded into a Meridian Health event, encompassing both Monmouth and Ocean counties and expanding into 23 towns, making the event the most represented to date.What began as an idea seven years ago has been transformed into a grassroots initiative that is changing lives in very tangible and meaningful ways.Paint the Town Pink 2013 runs from May 1-31.For more information about Paint the Town Pink visit www.PainttheTownPink. com and be sure to follow Paint the Town Pink on Facebook to see highlights of this year’s campaign and for a complete list of events and activities.
The Haryana police on Monday released a list of over 40 people who were wanted in connection with the violence that shook Panchkula on August 25, after Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in two counts of rape of female followers. The list of 43 accused released along with their photographs had the name of Dera chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet on the top, and Aditya Insan, Dera’s spokesperson, as the hunt for the accused continued. B. S. Sandhu, DGP, said more names could be added to the list. “We are in touch with the police of other States to track Honeypreet and Aditya Insan,” he said.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson warns fans: We have nothingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson has warned fans nothing has yet been won.The Reds meet Manchester City on Thursday.Robertson said after Saturday’s 5-1 Anfield thrashing of Arsenal: “You need to ask other teams about that.“We spoke about City last season and I’m sure every other team. did. They were very hard to beat. Of course we did it here in the league and the Champions League but in the league, not many people could touch them. But the thing is, they completed it and they’ve got their winners’ medal and the trophy.“Just now, we have nothing and that’s why at the end of the season, hopefully we can talk about it.“Of course we hope that we win it but we know how hard it is and we know two teams, probably even more, are right behind us and causing us all sorts of problems. We know they’ll be right on our tails so we keep our feet on the ground and hopefully by then we’ll be celebrating. But we take it game by game.“If teams are coming here maybe a bit worried then of course that works to our advantage. If people are worrying coming here, it’s a good sign for us. But it’s up to us to continue that and we need to keep winning games by doing that.”
Fun and philanthropy collide as Charitybuzz, the world’s premiere auction site for cause, and The First Tee, the non-profit, national youth sports organization, partner for “The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz.”The national auction, which runs from Tuesday, August 21, through Tuesday, September 12, offers once-in-a-lifetime golf and lifestyle experiences to benefit The First Tee and their national programs that positively impact the lives of millions of kids.Through our chapters, in-school and after-school programs, The First Tee helps shape and impact the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing its Nine Core Values, such as integrity, respect and perseverance, through the game of golf.“The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz” kicks off at The First Tee Experience at THE NORTHERN TRUST 2018, the PGA Tour’s first FedExCup Playoffs event of the season. Fans visiting The First Tee Experience, the week-long, interactive destination for kids and families at the golf tournament, will be able to view videos of the incredible “bucket list” auction items available for bid. Visit charitybuzz.com/thefirsttee to learn more about The First Tee and view all of the auction lots for the campaign.“We are excited to kick off The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz at THE NORTHERN TRUST and introduce fans around the country to these amazing auction items that help raise funds to positively impact the lives of young people,” said Keith Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee. “Charitybuzz has been an invaluable partner for years, and The First Tee’s chapters and Headquarters are looking forward to making 2018 our biggest and most successful campaign yet.”Experiences up for auction to benefit The First Tee include:A 2019 US Open Championship Pebble Beach ExperienceRounds of golf at legendary courses like Baltusrol, Merion, Hazeltine and Firestone, hosts of major championships, World Golf Championships and Ryder Cup matchesDream golf trips to England, Scotland or Ireland, where you will have the chance to play Open Championship rotation courses like Royal Lytham, Royal Birkdale, Royal Portrush, Carnoustie and TurnberryVIP access to fan-favorite professional events like the sold-out 2018 Ryder Cup matches in Paris, and the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix OpenExclusive Donald Ross golf packager with round at Hope Valley CC, Highland Country Club, and Pinehurst No.2 with private tour of the Tufts Archives and dinner at the Holly InnCaddie for PGA Champions TOUR Player in a private pro-am on October 15th“The partnership between Charitybuzz and The First Tee has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a worthy cause, and our impact only continues to grow,” said Ben Erwin, General Manager of Charitybuzz. “By working together, we’re granting even more children this unique, transformative experience with sport that The First Tee offers,” said Ben Erwin, General Manager of Charitybuzz.Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the sport of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to more than 15 million kids. The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states, reaching more than five million kids annually through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers.Charitybuzz is the world’s premier charity auction destination, bringing its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference.To learn more about The First Tee and view all the auction lots for this campaign, please visit charitybuzz.com/thefirsttee now through September 12, 2018.
Trina Roache APTN National NewsMaurina Beadle wouldn’t trade her son Jeremy for any other child, though she wouldn’t want anyone to endure what she has to get him help.But other parents do face the same problem with getting the federal government to fund specialized treatment and care for First Nations children – known as Jordan’s Principle.Beadle won her case against Ottawa a few years ago and shared her experience in a documentary on how Canada discriminates against First Nations children.
Tokyo: A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage on Saturday, local media reported, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean. Mitsuhiro Iwamoto arrived at port in Fukushima in his 12-metre (40-foot) sailboat on Saturday morning, around two months after he left California. Iwamoto, a 52-year-old San Diego resident, sailed from the US city on February 24 with Doug Smith, an American navigator who verbally helped him by offering information such as wind directions. This was his second attempt after his initial voyage was cut short six years ago when his yacht hit a whale and sank. “I’m home. Thank you,” Iwamoto told the welcoming party after his yacht sailed into Fukushima, ending a journey of some 14,000 kilometres (8,700 miles). “I didn’t give up and I made a dream come true,” Iwamoto was quoted by Japan’s Kyodo News as saying. It was the first Pacific crossing by a blind sailor, Kyodo News said. Iwamoto, who lost his sight at the age of 16, made the voyage to raise funds for charity, including efforts to prevent blinding diseases, according to his website.
New Delhi: Immediately after the formation of newly elected government at the centre, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohon Singh will retire from Rajya Sabha along with another Congress member Santiuse Kujur from the state of Assam.But the question of re-nomination for both them is almost ruled out as the Congress party does not have enough strength to reelect them. Both Dr Singh and Kujur will retire on 16th June of this year. Next, in the month of July, another six members will also retire from the house of elders. All of them were elected from Tamil Nadu. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe Congress party does not have enough legislatures in Tamil Nadu to get elected anyone. In this circumstance, the political fate of former Prime Minister is hanging in the balance, sources said. Immediately, there will not be any vacancy from other states. In this circumstance, consecutive five-time elected Dr Singh will be out of the Parliament. It’s not clear whether Dr Singh will prefer to keep himself away from the active role as a parliamentarian. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDuring the course of seat negotiations in Bihar, apparently, BJP had promised to accommodate Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan in Rajya Sabha from Assam. Paswan himself announced this decision in a press conference in Delhi recently. And for that reason, he opted out from contesting in the Lok Sabha poll. But Paswan’s nomination from Asaam appears doubtful as state BJP raised a red flag to accommodate anyone outside the state. Sources close to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal did confirm that BJP president Amit Shah had a discussion with a local party for ensuing RS election. But Paswan’s name was never figured in the discussion. BJP does not want to discuss this issue before the Lok Sabha poll as it might affect ongoing election process, especially in Bihar where ruling NDA has a lot of stakes. Presently in Assam legislative assembly BJP has a strength of 61 members and they have an alliance with AGP which has 14 MLAs and Bodoland People’s Front with 14 MLAs. Congress has only 25 MLAs and they form an understanding with All India Democratic Front, a party of minorities, which has 13 MLAs. By simple arithmetic BJP can wrests both the seats from Congress easily. BJP has already given an assurance to AGP to accommodate one of their members in Rajya Sabha. And second seat from their own. Earlier, once Congress party accommodated Sanjay Sing of UP in Assam which created a lot of dissension within the party. BJP does not want to repeat that exercise. These days sentiments against “outsiders” are running high. In this circumstance, nomination for Paswan will face a lot of opposition in the state.
Spanish striker David Villa, explained the reason behind his decision to leave New York City FC and sign a new contract for Vissel Kobe.You may have already found out about the new destination that striker David Villa chose to continue his career, the Spaniard just announced that he wouldn’t be returning to the MLS and he announced that he will play in Japanese club Vissel Kobe.But we still hadn’t heard any details from the man himself after the announcement, he just offered a press conference in which he explained why he chose Vissel Kobe to continue his retirement years.To those who are not aware, David Villa is set to join Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski in the Japanese club that is putting together a very ambitious project under Spanish manager Luis Manuel Lillo.Villa is already in Japan where he already gave a press conference as a player for his new club, he was very clear about his reason behind the new adventure he is undertaking and revealed that he is very happy to join former teammates Andres Iniesta in the club.Both Spaniards made history with the Spanish National Team between 2008 and 2012, they also shared a dressing room at FC Barcelona under Pep Guardiola during the same period of time.My new club.https://t.co/jC8UcI6ZjI— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) December 1, 2018“In my years as a professional footballer, I have had to make many important decisions. For an athlete, the ones made off the field are the hardest, and I find myself in another one of those moments now,” Villa said via Goal.“Throughout my career, I have always listened to my body, people around me, and my instinct most of all.”“In those moments of doubt, I hope that a sign, a detail or something gives me clarity. A new challenge awaits, Asia.”“I take care when making such big career decisions, I need to know a club really wants me,” he added.“I love to feel welcome and I felt that from Vissel Kobe. That’s a big reason. “When I got the offer from Vissel I called Iniesta and my wife called Andres’ wife.”“The city of Kobe, the wonderful times with family, hearing about the club’s togetherness and their project – I got a good impression of the club from Andres.”“He was my team-mate as well as my friend for many years. It’s great that I can challenge myself in a new project with him,” he concluded.Ronaldo Nazario came to Real Madrid 17 years ago today Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 2, 2019 It is time to remember the time when Ronaldo Nazario was presented as a Real Madrid player, it was 17 years ago to this…Bienvenido a @vissel_kobe, Guaje! Feliz de volver a compartir vestuario contigo 😉😊 💪🏻 @Guaje7VillaWelcome to @vissel_kobe Guaje! Happy to play with you again 😉😊 💪🏻 @Guaje7Villa pic.twitter.com/a8iBwE3z8U— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) December 1, 2018In his time alongside Andres Iniesta, David Villa has won a combined two European Championships (2008 and 2012), a World Cup in 2010, the 2011 Champions League, as well as two La Liga trophies amongst other titles alongside Andres.Villa was able to develop a unique attacking relationship and an understanding that is very rare in football, these details are what made his decision to play for Vissel Kobe all that much easier.David is about to turn 37 years old next Monday, a fitting age for a retiree to play one last season before hanging up his boots.But even if he is already a seasoned veteran in football, we can be certain that he will deliver many goals for Vissel Kobe because he still is at a very high level of performance.The 80 goals he scored for New York City FC, as a testament of what David Villa is still capable of doing.From the very start of his career with the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe can already be considered a title contender due to the impressive attacking trio they have with both Spaniards and German forward Lukas Podolski.El equipo que está armando Vissel Kobe 🇯🇵3 campeones del mundo🏆Andrés Iniesta 🏆David Villa 🏆Lukas Podolskihttps://t.co/E8Iz18eTaJ pic.twitter.com/ZTk9fFKIlq— Futbol Picante (@futpicante) December 1, 2018How many goals will David Villa score for Vissel Kobe? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Manchester City player Fernandinho has hailed teammate Bernardo Silva’s brilliance at the Etihad stadium after they defeated League leaders Liverpool on Thursday night.The Portuguese midfielder was all over the pitch as he covered 13.7km, the highest any player has covered in the English premier league thi season and his teammate Fernandinho was full of admiration for him after the match.“I think he showed his class,” Fernandinho told the club’s official website.“He has shown his technique so many times, but today he was so aggressive, recovered so many balls and he proved he is very good – one of the best players in our team.“He is so important for us.”Fernandinho added that the club has picked up from the ruins of the recent matches while acknowledging the efforts of the fans in providing a superb atmosphere.Cristiano Ronaldo makes European history for Portugal Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 10, 2019 With all the arsenal on the pitch for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo reached another all-time record in European football against Lithuania.The Portugal National Team made…“We had a chance and opportunity to show our quality after a couple of bad results,” he said.“The team has been playing good games and this is the most important for us. If you play bad you can win the games, but you have to play good and get the three points.“It was a nice game for everybody and of course for the fans. They were so excited, and I am happy for them.“I think all the big games are like this [tense]. You cannot blink. You get punished, all the games are high tension, so you have to be careful all the time and everyone who was involved had the same feeling, the same sensation.“We had to play our football and try to defend as well as we did, not concede goals.”