Ex-Man City fullback Greg Leigh hopes NAC Breda fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City fullback Greg Leigh hopes he’s now winning over fans at NAC Breda.Having been snapped up from Bury last summer, Leigh suffered a slow start to his Eredivisie career.However, the defender impressed for victory over Vitesse and acknowledged the support and chants of “Leigh, Leigh, Leigh” from NAC fans.”I heard it, yes. I tried to shut myself off, but I heard it. I cannot deny that it makes you bigger as a player, it is good for your self-confidence,” he said.”I know what it has been like when I have not been able to convince, that is the most important thing for me. The criticism was sometimes justified, I can do better, I know.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Souness yet to be won over by Fabinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Graeme Souness is yet to be won over by Fabinho.Souness has questioned whether the Brazil midfielder is up to the standards Liverpool are seeking to reach.”Liverpool don’t have what I would call milky players,” he told the Sunday Times. “Before the season began they identified midfield as an area that needed strengthening and brought in Fabinho and Naby Keita. “I am yet to be fully convinced by Fabinho and wonder why it has taken such a long time for him to get up to speed.”He has played well since getting into the team but he still has a bit to go.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba is upset over the way he’s been treated by management.Alba has made it no secret over his frustration regarding a lack of progress in new contract talks – and adding to his anger is Barca’s move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito, “Jordi Alba is having a terrible time because they are going to sign Rabiot, a huge player who is liked by Real Madrid. “He sees that he is going to be paid €10m a year. He has been asking for a renewal for a long time and his anger is bursting.”
Lascelles motivates Newcastle for ‘six-pointer’ with Brightonby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has branded Saturday’s clash with Brighton as a “six-pointer”.Both clubs are expected to fight to stay in the Premier League at the tail-end of the season.The 25-year-old said: “We’ve had another tough run to the start of the season. Playing Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal is a tough start for anyone.”We’ve played some good football, and now against Brighton we need to be really pushing to get the three points out of that game.”These games are six-pointers. At home to Brighton, we’ve definitely got to fancy ourselves.”They could be competition for us, so anyone who’s going to be in and around us, we need to be taking points from. Saturday is the right time to do that.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
College Football Playoff BracketThe top quartet from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings — Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa — all won over the weekend, so not much change was expected at the top of this week’s list. However, with No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Michigan losing to No. 9 Stanford, No. 19 TCU and No. 8 Ohio State respectively, some shake-up beyond the top group was inevitable. The major story line of tonight’s rankings unveiling? Which teams sitting outside of the top four are most likely to benefit from any chaos this coming Saturday. The selection committee just debuted its fifth rankings of the year on ESPN. Here’s the full Top 25:1. Clemson pic.twitter.com/5LQ4iAUHNo— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20152. Alabama pic.twitter.com/nrAx2olvmY— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20153. Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/a2jlICQE3s— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20154. Iowa pic.twitter.com/Pprt4q3w7w— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20155. Michigan State 6. Ohio State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20157. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. North Carolina— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201511. TCU 12. Baylor 13. Mississippi 14. Northwestern 15. Michigan— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201516. Oregon 17. Oklahoma State 18. Florida 19. Houston 20. Southern California— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201521. LSU 22. Temple 23. Navy 24. Utah 25. Tennessee— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2015What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The SEC is an absolute grind. The West has long been considered the toughest division in college football, and the East may be back on the up-swing with teams like Florida and Tennessee showing signs of life recently. Add in the league’s penchant for scheduling big-time non-conference opponents early, and the vast majority of these teams refuse to take it easy.A few months ago, we ranked the easiest and most difficult schedules in all of college football. Only one SEC team made our ‘easy’ list, while a third of the most difficult list was made up by SEC programs. The preseason edition of ESPN’s Football Power Index strength of schedule rankings is incredibly bullish on the entire SEC, with eight of the conference’s teams in the top 20.Which team has the hardest schedule of them all, and who is taking it (relatively) easy? Here is our ranking of the 14 SEC teams’ schedules by difficulty.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
Denmark-based Hafnia Tankers has completed its first sale and leaseback transaction in the Japanese market involving the company’s LR1 tanker, MT Hafnia Africa.As informed, the 74,500 dwt vessel has been sold to “a large Japanese private ship owning company” with an 8-year bareboat charter back with annual purchase options from year four onwards.The company has an option to extend the lease to 12 years, according to Hafnia.“The transaction entailed a sale of the vessel at market value and a fully levered lease arrangement which gives rise to a positive liquidity effect of approx. USD 8.5 million and further adds to the already strong cash position. The profile of the lease arrangement allows the company to abide by its strict policy of maintaining a low cash-breakeven,” the company said in a statement.Following the completion of the transaction, the vessel has been delivered to an unnamed owner.Built at STX Offshore shipyard in South Korea in 2010, Hafnia Africa currently has a market value of USD 23.03 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.
Russell Simmons, and Danny Simmons will host Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation the 2017 ART FOR LIFE benefit on July 15.The evening will honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, Bozoma Saint John, Stephen G. Hill and 2017 Featured Artist, Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities.The evening, themed “Midnight at the Oasis” will feature a performance by TONY and GRAMMY Winner Cynthia Erivo as well as other surprise performances. Honorary Chairs include Darlene & Jorge Perez, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tim Leissner, Xin Li and Lyor Cohen. Event Chairs include Shannon Curtin, Kimberley Hatchett, Kelli Richardson Lawson, and Racquel Oden. Luxury Auction Chairs include Coppy Holzman, Chloe Flower, and Camilla Olsson. Art For Life Art Auction Chairs include Franklin Sirmans and Andrea Fiuczynski. This year’s benefit is supported by silver sponsors Merrill Lynch, UBER, and bronze sponsor Coty Inc.; online auction partner CharityBuzz; Art For Life Art Auction partner Artsy, and many more! This year’s media partners include Hamptons Magazine, and Hamptons.com.Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.Over the past 20 years with the help of a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters, Rush has been able to develop it’s main two program areas – Rush Education art programs for our youth and Rush Arts Galleries supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide – working together in a seamless way to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences. Designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors and support increased academic performance, Rush Education programs – Rush Little Kids, Rush Kids, Rush Teens and Rush Galleries in Schools – directly serve over 3,000 students annually. In addition, each year through our Rush Arts Galleries – Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn – exhibit the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists; welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors; and provides unique opportunities for young people interested in careers in the arts.WHEN: Saturday, July 15th 5:00 PM: Media Check In 6:00 PM: Arrivals and Cocktails 7:00 PM: Dinner & ProgramWHERE: Fairview Farms 19 Horsemill Lane Water Mill, NYTICKETS: To purchase tickets, please contact Tracey Doolin at Inez Weinstein Special Events, Inc., at (212) 254-6677 or via email [email protected] Tickets available online here.
(Photo: Former Liberal candidate Andre Forbes called Aboriginal people “featherheads”)APTN National NewsOTTAWA-Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has booted a Quebec candidate who founded a white supremacy group and called Aboriginal people “featherheads.”Ignatieff issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying Andre Forbes would no longer be the candidate in Manicougan.“As soon as I was apprised of past comments made by the Liberal candidate in Manicouagan…I immediately asked my staff to inquire about their validity,” said Ignatieff, in a statement. “As a result, Mr. Forbes has been informed he is no longer a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada. Mr. Forbes’ comments have no place within the Liberal Party of Canada.”The NDP released a list of his quotes on Wednesday morning.Forbes questioned the work ethic of the Innu in an interview with Le Soleil in 2002.“We all know that Aboriginals will not keep their job,” he said.He also used a racist term to describe Aboriginal people.“Do you know how much a featherhead costs?” Forbes told L’actuality in 2004. “For you it’s 25 grand; for a prisoner 50 grand; for an Indian 100 grand.”Forbes also called the issue of Aboriginal rights “heinous politics.”Ignatieff was hit with the issue Wednesday morning and he told reporters during a campaign stop in Quebec that he would take “decisive action” on the matter.“The reported remarks of this candidate are utterly unacceptable…they do not reflect Liberal values,” said Ignatieff.Forbes was the founder and president of the Association for the Rights of Whites in Sept-Iles.This is the second time in recent days that a Quebec candidate’s disparaging remarks about Aboriginal people have landed their party leaders in controversy.Incumbent Bloc Quebecois candidate Yvon Levesque was forced to apologize after he told a Quebec news website that his NDP opponents Cree heritage would be a liability with voters in the riding of Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou.NDP candidate Romeo Saganash said Levesque should apologize to all Quebeckers for implying they were racist.Forbes is reportedly an active member of the group Metis Cote-Nord.
APTN National newsSaskatchewan RCMP announced the disappearance of a First Nations woman Thursday.Roberta Kreuger, 40, who also goes by the name Shelly Roberta Cappo, was last seen on Oct. 7 leaving Fife Lake, Sask., for Edmonton. She was wearing a black T-shirt, a dark sweater and blue jeans. She was driving a green 1995 Mercury sable with Alberta license plate BFV 2092.She has brown eyes, long brown hair, and wears thin, black-rimmed glasses. She is about 5’5 and weighs about 155 lbs.