Klopp lauds ‘incredible’ Adrian’s flying start to Liverpool career

first_imgHowever, he also fouled Abraham to give away the 101st-minute penalty which Jorginho scored to make it 2-2 after Sadio Mane’s 95th-minute second goal had seemed to have put the Merseysiders on course for an extra-time victory.“In penalty shootouts you’re always lucky but his performance over 120 minutes was incredible, making the save from the penalty was the icing on the cake,” said Klopp.“He helped us a lot and he can be really proud of what he did tonight,” added the German manager, who described Adrian as “a proper personality in the dressing room”.Adrian had once been a regular for West Ham but did not play in the Premier League last season and his last appearance before arriving at Anfield had been an FA Cup defeat by third-tier AFC Wimbledon in January.“Welcome to Liverpool! It was a crazy week, but with them it’s so easy playing at the back, so I am really happy for the team, happy to get that trophy, that title,” Adrian told BT Sport.Klopp was also effusive in his praise of the all-female refereeing team, headed by France’s Stephanie Frappart, even if he was not happy with the penalty awarded to Chelsea in extra time.“I told the ref team that if we had played like they whistled we would have won 6-0, that was my opinion, that they played a brilliant game.”Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool win UEFA Super cupIstanbul, Turkey | AFP | Jurgen Klopp hailed “incredible” UEFA Super Cup hero Adrian and then admitted he had no idea where the goalkeeper even was a fortnight ago.The Spaniard, only in the side because of an injury to number one goalkeeper Allison Becker, saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty to give Liverpool a 5-4 shootout win against Chelsea after the showdown between Champions League and Europa League winners had finished 2-2 in Istanbul on Wednesday.The 32-year-old former Betis shot-stopper joined Liverpool on a free transfer to replace the departed Simon Mignolet on August 5, the day after Klopp’s team lost on penalties to Manchester City in the Community Shield.Released by West Ham United, he was thrust into the spotlight when he had to replace the injured Alisson in the first half of the Premier League opening 4-1 win against Norwich on Friday.“I don’t know where Adrian was two weeks ago when we played Man City,” said Klopp after seeing his European champions win the Super Cup for the fourth time.“When I spoke to him for the first time it was clear he would need time to get fit, but we didn’t have that time so he has to be fit now, and he was fit, he played an incredible game, he made sensational saves.”Adrian made notable interventions during the game, diving at the feet of Mateo Kovacic in the first half and batting away a Mason Mount strike late in extra time.– ‘Icing on the cake’ –last_img read more

Development and Power Lines Concern Middletown Candidates

first_imgBy Jay CookMIDDLETOWN–With a full slate of opponents this year, the incumbent Republicans in Middletown Township, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger and Committeeman Kevin Settembrino, look to stay on the course they have charted. Challenging them for seats on the Township Committee are Democrats Ralph Borgess and Mary Jo Fabiano, along with third-party candidate Brian Largey, an independent running under the party name “Stop the Bull.”Scharfenberger, 57, from Lincroft, and Settembrino, 46, from River Plaza, have been on the governing body together since 2010.Outside of the mayor’s office, Scharfenberger is the director of the Office for Planning Advocacy for the state, and Settembrino is the owner of Settembrino Architects, a Red Bank-based architectural firm.The hot-topic of redevelopment in Middletown is one that has inundated township meetings this past year. Scharfenberger acknowledged the issue, and noted future plans for areas around Route 36.“We just completed the Route 36 Corridor Study to help revitalize Route 36 from Sandy Hook up to the Keansburg border,” he said.Scharfenberger said new industries and businesses will soon make their way to an area in need of help.Another facet of redevelopment in town that has stirred controversy in the Chapel Hill and Kings Highway sections is the large “Village 35” project.While the mayor said he was not at liberty to speak on the issue, as it is in front of the planning board, he did divulge Middletown’s thinking towards similar issues.“We would like to see existing (property) utilized before creating new (property),” Scharfenberger said. “That’s our philosophy on development.”Settembrino said the biggest issue facing the township is the proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) along the North Jersey Coast Line railroad. The railroad is operated by the state transportation agency, NJ Transit.“Number one is the JCP&L project that the Township Committee is fighting to eliminate, to be placed underground,” he said. “I testified before the NJ Transit board, asking them to deny easement for these monster power lines.”A concern with the power lines is a loss of property value. “When property values go down, taxes go up,” Settembrino said. “It’s a pretty simple formula.”Largey, 54, is a resident in the North Middletown section. He is a former New Jersey State Trooper turned attorney at Largey, Largey & Whitehead, located in town.He formerly ran for a seat on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2013 as an independent candidate.Among the different topics being discussed during this election season, the most important to Largey is the possible construction of “Village 35.”“It seems that the politicians listen to the big developers here in town, and the character of the township is changing drastically, and not for the better,” he saidThe Democrats, who campaign with the slogan “Make Middletown Super,” aim to improve five aspects of Middletown life.Borgess, a 37-year old from the Port Monmouth section, owns a small business called Borgess Home Inspections, while working as an occupational health and safety manager for the consulting firm Haztek Safety Management.He moved from Kearny to Middletown in 2010. After suffering the effects of Super Storm Sandy, his main goal, if elected, would be to bring displaced Middletown residents home.“I saw the Bayshore side of town being neglected,” Borgess said. “Up to today, we still have a lot of people that are out of their homes who haven’t recovered fully.”Fabiano, 56, and from the Harmony area of Middletown, has been teaching both 2nd and 3rd grades in Keansburg since 1984.Her career in that school system has led to involvement within the Keansburg Education Association, where she currently serves as the president.With an extensive background in dealing with school life, Fabiano believes that the MCRP will threaten school-age children in Middletown.“I have to say safety in the community is very important,” she said. “Number one is the JCP&L Project – that’s a huge concern – schools along the path, residences along the path. Middletown needs to work collaboratively with other towns to fight this proposed project.”last_img read more

Valencia-Real Madrid | Zidane shows his face for Jovic: “It’s the future and will make many goals”

first_img“We did not come for a walk” Zidane First time in Arabia: “Yes. And the enthusiasm for the competition is tremendous. We don’t come for a walk. We know there will be difficulties, but we’re not going to walk, we have to give everything.”The defense: “To attack well you have to defend well. And we are doing it. On the offensive level we have to show many resources.”Opening of Arabia: “I am happy to be here, because the competition is important. The personal issue is something else. I am here for a professional matter and they have received us very well. We are glad for that.”Team Solidarity: “If we are strong behind and they make us few goals, we have quality to annoy any rival. Tomorrow is totally different. We are all convinced that we will pass.”Luka Jovic: “It is the future. He is 21 years old, he is learning and he has changed countries. He wants to learn a lot, works well and is very good. He will score many goals. Everyone says it, but it seems to me, in addition, a complete player” . The December game against Valencia: “Every game is a world. We are both away from home. This is another competition, a semifinal. Everything changes. With the casualties there will be other teams. Cheerfully we are happy, happy. We will put all our energy.” Zidanecenter_img Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media in Jeddah, in the previous one of the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup against Valencia. The French coach analyzed the actuality of Real Madrid and revealed the ownership of Luka Jovic to replace the injured Benzema: “It is a clear option, an important option.”Despite the casualties, what are your feelings? “The sensations are good, although we lose players like Bale and Benzema, but it is our turn now. There is a very long squad and we know that the others are there to respond. We are ready to make a good game tomorrow.”Is it possible in case of beating Valencia that Bale travels to the final? “I am looking only tomorrow, I do not look further. For us we are focused on that and without thinking about it later. Then we will see. In the end, Bale’s has been a medical decision and we accept it.”After Benzema’s leave, is tomorrow the only option to replace him is Jovic or does something different arise?: “Jovic is a clear choice, but as always. You’ll see it tomorrow. But it’s an important option.”How about the Super Cup being played in Saudi Arabia? “Well, we’re here to play a game outside and we adapt. We think about tomorrow’s game, which is a semifinal but for us it’s a final. We didn’t come for a walk.” “Jovic is an important option against Valencia” Some images were seen in Istanbul in which Jovic seemed to have trouble understanding his instructions. Is language being a problem? “Is that my Spanish is very bad (laughs). No, the boy wants to learn. You have to go slowly with him, he has only been on the team for five months. Peace of mind and patience, because he is a player that has cost us a lot. It is the future”.Is Madrid the favorite? “The four of us are favorites. There is a final tomorrow and we do not see beyond, there is no plan beyond.”Absences: “It is what it is. I would like to have everyone. Also Hazard or Marco Asensio. Ours are the ones who are here and we are ready. It is an opportunity.”last_img read more

Region 3 REO rejects bids contrary to requirements of standard bidding documents

first_imgThe Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Dennis Jaikarran, on Tuesday rejected a number of bids at the opening of the tender for medical supplies, when bid submissions were made at the region’s Lot 1-3 Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) office for medical equipment.Region 3 REO Dennis JaikarranAccording to the REO, bids from International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA), Caribbean Medical Supplies Inc, Western Scientific Co Ltd and NEW GPC INC were all deemed irresponsive because the respective bidders failure to submit a handwritten bid, utilising the original bid document which was purchased by the bidders.IPA owner Lloyd SinghGuyana Times understands that this is the first time printed bids were rejected. According to Section 13.2 of the RDC Region Three Standard Bidding Documents: Procurement of Medical Equipment 2017, “The bidders’ names, bid prices, including alternatives (if alternatives are permitted), information on the presence or absence of required bid security, or bid securing declaration, information on the presence (absence) of tax debts and debts of social insurance payments, will be announced at the opening. No bid may be rejected at the opening, exclusive of late bids to be returned to the bidder unopened.”A representative of one of the bidding companies said that only the names of bidders were called at the opening. There was also no mention of submission of compliances, bid security and total amount tendered.Guyana Times also noticed that two recently blacklisted companies were allowed to participate in the tender – Western Scientific Co Ltd, recently blacklisted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for fraudulent and collusive practices; and Caribbean Medical Supplies Inc, which was blacklisted by the Board of Inquiry set up to probe allegations of mismanagement and malpractices within the procurement process of pharmaceuticals at the Public Health Ministry.It has been long established that bids are rejected due to: (a) lateness, (b) failure to submit valid Certificates of Compliance from NIS/GRA, (c) failure to submit the offer in the specified format. However, never for being submitted in print.last_img read more

New report suggests resource road networks in B.C. are becoming a liability

first_imgThis comes as the board releases a new report on the state of access management.“It is extremely difficult for the public and other users of resource roads to have any reliable idea of where roads are and whether they are accessible or safe for travel,” writes board chair Tim Ryan.“Resource roads are a multi-billion dollar public asset and a liability.”- Advertisement -According to the report, three quarters of the existing roads in the province were built by the forest industry, with the oil and gas and mining industries responsible for most of the rest.The three key areas of concern go to inventory, strategic management and operational issues. The report indicates that many of this resource road networks are not useable for industrial purposes and is in some state of deactivation. With that in mind, the board says they’re presenting risks to the environment, fish and wildlife, and are also providing unintended public access in some areas.“Government is not managing them to ensure we maximize the positive benefits of public investment in road development and minimize the negative impacts roads can have,” Ryan writes.Advertisement The report makes a number of recommendations to government that include a website that allows for collaborative editing of road location and status; setting objectives for access and public notice requirements; implementing the B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman’s recommendation for a new public highway designation for resource roads that provide access to communities; and finally creating new policies and minor legislative amendments to address operational issues.The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for forest and range practices – reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.The board can investigate and report on current forestry and range issues, and make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.last_img read more

‘His tactics are always spot on, he’s Mourinho-like!’

first_imgMiddlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford has hailed Aitor Karanka – claiming the Spaniard is similar to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.The Boro chief worked under the Portuguese maestro during their time together at Real Madrid and, while Mourinho has guided the Blues to the Premier League title this season, Karanka is on the verge of sealing a Championship Play-Off final spot.And Bamford, currently on loan at the Riverside Stadium from Chelsea, claims the 41-year-old has learned from one of the very best.“Aitor Karaka is very similar to Jose Mourinho in the detail he goes into with everything,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“He spends every minute that he’s not on the training pitch looking at the opposition and working out what we can do against them.“His tactics are always on point. He manages the squad very well. It’s very difficult with the squad we’ve got because we have so many players. There are always going to be people who are upset after being left out.“So far he’s done a good job. The team is really together.”last_img read more

BIG-HEARTED DANIEL TO COME TO LITTLE PAUL’S AID

first_imgBIG-HEARTED Daniel O’ Donnell will put on his dancing shoes to help a young boy walk for the first time. The singer will perform at a dance for the first time in 23 years to raise funds for five year old Paul Doherty who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.It is just over 8 weeks since the launch of the Donegal fundraiser Mammy, I Want to Walk. The fund wants to raise much need money to send 5 year old boy Paul Doherty to America for life changing surgery. In this short space of time, a staggering amount of money has been raised to support the wish of the young Donegal boy.Since the fundraiser started, Anne Marie has been sharing the story about her sons wish to walk and how this could be achieved. Donegal got behind her and her son. The Donegal Senior Football GAA Team got behind her and her son.Now Daniel O’ Donnell is lending his support. Daniel is well known for getting involved in charitable causes both locally and further a field.Anne Marie Doherty and her son PaulLittle Paul’s mother Anne Marie knew it would be a great coup if she could get Daniel O’ Donnell to help her out. With a heavy dousing of Knock holy water & plenty of prayers too, Anne Marie posted a hand written note to Daniel O’ Donnell in Kincasslagh. She explained that she was arranging a dance in December and hoped that Daniel might be at home to sing a few songs on the night. Daniel O’ Donnell is well known to have a big heart when it comes to supporting those in need.In the days since that initial contact Daniel O’ Donnell & Anne Marie have been busy organising a very special night to raise funds for young Paul.Daniel has taken Paul’s story to his heart and promised to be lead act in a fundraising dance at the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Sunday 28th December. Daniel explained to Anne Marie that he hasn’t done a dance in over 23 years!Anne Marie has promised Daniel there will be plenty of room for dancing on the night. Daniel fans will relish this intimate gig with their hero. This will be one of the few opportunities left to see Daniel before he takes an 18-month break from the music business to spend more time with his wife, Majella, who has battled breast cancer.Anne Marie explains, the goodwill & generosity shown to her and her son have been staggering. “We have almost €50,000.00 raised to date. I never thought it possible.”Daniel will be accompanied by Daniel Craig & Grainne Gavigan. Dancing from 10 till late. Tickets available exclusively from Villa Rose Hotel on 074 9132266You can follow the Paul & Anne Marie’s story onwww.facebook.com/mammyiwanttowalk BIG-HEARTED DANIEL TO COME TO LITTLE PAUL’S AID was last modified: November 4th, 2014 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

Annagry Lassies raise over €1300 for Dungloe Hospital and Aras Gweedore

first_imgA team who took part in the grueling 555km Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Cycling Race have raised €650 each for both Dungloe Hospital and Aras Gweedore patient comfort funds.Team Annagry Lassies finished the face in 23 hours and 10 minutes, and presented staff from each establishment with a cheque. They have thanked everyone that sponsored them and helped in any way.The enormous race took place last month with participants traveling from all over Ireland, the UK, and Europe to complete the 555km circuit around Donegal’s rugged coastline.Competitors left Letterkenny on the morning of the 23rd of June and embarked on the route that takes them past Malin head, Mamore Gap, Knockalla, Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Carrickfinn, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap all within 60 hours.Annagry Lassies raise over €1300 for Dungloe Hospital and Aras Gweedore was last modified: July 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:annagry ladiesaras gweedoredonegal atlantic way ultra cycling racedungloe hospitalfundraisinglast_img read more

Puppies in Permafrost Stun Scientists

first_imgThey say these dogs are 12,400 years old, but their organs and fur are intact, along with remains of their last meal.Permafrost is thawing in Russia, and with it, astonishing discoveries of animals and plants from long ago. Siberia’s frozen mammoths are well known, but PhysOrg reports that the discovery of two exquisitely-preserved puppies is a first:“To find a carnivorous mammal intact with skin, fur and internal organs—this has never happened before in history,” said Sergei Fyodorov, head of exhibitions at the Mammoth Museum of the North-Eastern Federal University in the regional capital of Yakutsk.Be assured that this is not an April Fool prank. It’s been reported in Discovery News, Science Alert, and The Guardian. Well, maybe the latter’s headline “Bark to the Future” is over the line, along with suggestions the find will reveal something about “canine evolution,” but really: scientists are eagerly examining the remains, dubbed the “Tumat puppies” after the nearest village. They are hoping to do genomic testing and compare the dogs’ brains with those of modern dogs. The newly discovered specimen appears to be from the same litter as one found in 2011.The most complete report with the most photos is in the Siberian Times, with a video clip of scientists holding and cleaning the specimen, chattering in Russian and English. Apparent butchering marks on some nearby mammoth bones, along with evidence of fire, suggest that humans were on the scene. Maybe these were domesticated dogs, at least partially.Dates of 12,400 years are being assigned to the carcasses. Preservation of puppies is rare, the reports say, because they have thin bones and delicate skulls. What did it eat for its last meal? “When we opened it [the stomach], we were very surprised. The second puppy’s stomach is mostly full of twigs and grass,” Fyodorov said. He thinks “perhaps the animals were not exclusively carnivorous or whether they started eating grass after they were trapped by a mudslide and began to starve.”“The fact that soft tissue is preserved will give much more information compared to information that can be obtained from ‘normal’ fossils,” she said [Mietje Germonpre, a palaeontologist from the Royal Belgian Institute, quoted by The Guardian].The exceptionally warm weather is motivating local people to go deeper into the Siberian permafrost where excavation of mammoth tusks for sale is permitted. The tusks can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. They “are increasingly prized by Chinese carvers given trade bans on elephant ivory,” PhysOrg says. New discoveries have risen several-fold over the last few years, a researcher said, hinting that “Yakutia’s melting permafrost is likely to yield up even more treasures in the coming years.”The Guardian quotes a researcher saying “Everyone understands that the tissue of mammoth fauna loses its structure with every passing second, even in the freezer.” Is it reasonable these remains are over 12,000 years old? Maybe a quarter of that time is plausible, but a lot of climate change could happen in 12,000 years, leading to rapid decay. In addition, the dogs would have had to be buried and frozen quickly to be so well preserved, and kept at a very low temperature year round. Whatever happened to the dogs, the mammoths and the other creatures caught frozen up there, it was a unique occurrence unlike anything known in our world today. A global cataclysm like a Flood seems the reasonable explanation.The circulation of the Siberian Times exceeds that of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal combined. Gotcha! OK, we had to include at least one April Fool joke. (Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Qantas scoops major awards

first_imgAustralia’s major airline Qantas, which is the world oldest continuously operating and most experienced airline* is a big winner in the 2017 AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards.The airline picked up Best Catering, Best Lounges, Best Domestic Service and was named 2nd in the AirlineRatings.com Top Ten.AirlineRatings.com promotes excellence and innovation in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Best CateringQantas for the third-year running won this important category on the back of the airline’s domestic offering which is the world’s best. Its commitment not only to premium dining, but to economy travel which makes up over 90 per cent of passengers is well ahead of the pack.On international flights the airline has introduced an unprecedented four choices of main meal for economy passengers, a doubling in the size of meals, and the ability to order online ahead of the flight.According to AirlineRatings.com Editor-In-Chief Geoffrey Thomas “Qantas’s catering commitment to both its domestic and international passengers is industry leading.”Best LoungesAnother win for Qantas with its lounges an Australian air travel institution while its overseas lounges are also an industry benchmark.Qantas Lounges not only provide complimentary food and beverages the airline was a leader in installing showers. Importantly the airline’s lounges have robust broadband internet access that can handle demand – something lacking in many other airline’s lounges. “The Qantas Lounge is the place to be for the savvy traveler,” said Mr Thomas.Best Domestic ClassIn an era where domestic offerings are becoming leaner Qantas’s domestic in-flight product is a global standout and in many cases, matches or exceeds international service.“There is little doubt Australians are the world’s most spoilt passengers with full meal service on all flights across its network,” said Mr Thomas. Qantas offers complimentary beer and wine between capital cities after 4pm on weekdays and on transcontinental flights from lunch time daily.The airline has recently completed the rollout of its lie-flat beds on its A330 fleet which perform most of the transcontinental services.  World RankingTo be named in the top ten, airlines must achieve a seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.AirlineRatings.com developed its unique seven-star ratings system after two years of evaluation and consultation with the industry’s governing body the International Civil Aviation Organization.For the yearly ranking the editors of AirlineRatings.com, some of the most experienced and awarded, combine four major international industry and government audits, with another nine key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger review ratings, profitability, investment rating and key product offerings to arrive at a ranking.“We are looking for leadership, airlines that innovate to make a real difference to the passenger experience particularly in economy class,” said Geoffrey Thomas AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief.This year Qantas jumped from 4th to 2nd on the strength of a rise in customer satisfaction and the airline’s dramatic financial turnaround.Its customer approval rating is at an all-time high and it continues to innovate with lie-flat beds on all its A330s that operate domestic and regional international flights.* UK Advertising Standards Association adjudication 2008.last_img read more