SocGen looks beyond City

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Read More »

CrossFit founder steps down as CEO after criticism over Floyd tweet

first_imgCrossFit Inc founder Greg Glassman stepped down as chief executive on Tuesday, days after he apologized for his tweet on the killing of an unarmed black man as it drew criticism and led to footwear brand Reebok ending its tie up with the fitness regimen.His resignation comes at a time when sensitivity to issues facing people of color has taken center stage in the United States, with protests across the country after the killing of George Floyd on May 25.”I’m stepping down as CEO of CrossFit Inc, and I have decided to retire. On Saturday I created a rift in the CrossFit community and unintentionally hurt many of its members,” he said in a company statement that named Dave Castro as the new CEO. In response to a tweet by research firm Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that classified racism and discrimination as public health issue, Glassman had posted on Saturday.It’s FLOYD-19.— Greg Glassman (@CrossFitCEO) June 6, 2020The tweet, which equated the police killing of Floyd to the COVID-19 pandemic, drew flak and led to an apology from Glassman after Adidas AG-owned Reebok ended its 10-year-old partnership with his company. Topics :last_img read more

Read More »

Photo: Man Utd stars watch replay Ighalo’s goal on pitch-side monitor

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Solskjaer’s reaction to Ighalo’s goal vs LASK. [br] #MUFC pic.twitter.com/pyMWu8sa3Z— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) March 12, 2020 But the 30-year-old has surpassed all expectations since moving to Old Trafford and his stunning goal against LASK was just the latest example. The Nigerian cushioned a through ball from Bruno Fernandes and took three touches in the air before smashing an effort into the net off the crossbar. Read Also: Ince makes bizarre claim about Ighalo’s goal for Man Utd v LASK The United players could be seen rushing to the pitch-side monitor to catch another glimpse of Ighalo’s goal and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly seemed to be impressed. United enjoyed compelte dominance over their Austrian opponents in the first half and should have been further ahead when Juan Mata squandered a simple opportunity from just outside the six-yard box.The game was being played behind closed doors to the the coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The goal had echoes of Tony Yeboah’s famous strike against Wimbledon and United’s bench were clearly keen to get an action replay of the effort. Loading… Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo continued his stunning start to life at Manchester United with a sensational strike in his side’s Europa League clash against LASK. Odion Ighalo scored a stunning goal against LASK The former Super Eagles forward was a shock loan signing in the final hours of deadline day in January as United desperately searched for a short-term replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford. Ighalo thrived at Watford but his move back to the Premier League was widely mocked as his switch to China had convinced many that his days at the top level were numbered.last_img read more

Read More »

Equality

first_imgWe know that the state of Indiana is never going back to one-class basketball or football.  My question is:  When are they going to decide when all sports should be on a class basis?  They used the excuse that in certain sports an individual can go on without a team, so that is why they have not put them in the class system yet.I watch each year as great track teams in Southeastern Indiana go to the regional and run into a brick wall.  Every once in a while you have an individual or relay team good enough to move onto the state, but they come few and far between for 1-A and 2-A schools.  Why not give these kids the opportunity to be state team champions just like the athletes from Warren Central, Pike, and Ben Davis, etc.Ask golfers and swimmers how many times their teams have a chance to win a state championship?  When they go to a sectional or regional they are matched up against the Columbus teams or the Indianapolis or Bloomington schools.  Some of these good athletes can’t even get out of the sectional.  How fair is this?When will the IHSAA’s Board wake up?last_img read more

Read More »

Leroy Mang, 74

first_imgLeroy Clarence Mang, age 74 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his home.  The son of Elmer and Laura (nee: Zimmerman) Mang was born on January 18, 1943 in Batesville.Leroy married Judith Hartman on June 26, 1971 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris, IN. Leroy worked for Union Furniture for 13 years before he started with Romweber Furniture, where he eventually retired from.   The St. Louis Catholic Church member served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1962.Leroy was one of the kindest most generous men you could have ever known. He was the epitome of the saying “To give is better than to receive”. Anyone who came in contact with him experienced his kindness and generosity.  Leroy loved to spend the weekend traveling to friends and relatives. It would not be uncommon for him to pick up a hitchhiker and give them a ride and sometimes drive several miles out of his way to get them closer to their destination. On top of that he would always give them some money to ensure they could get something to eat or to just make their journey a little more comfortable.Leroy also opened up his house to family, friends and yes, strangers as well.  Leroy was not the smartest or richest man, but his core values, kindness, generosity, respect and humility were shared with everyone that knew him and they became a better person because of him. Although Leroy is no longer with us, he has made this world a better place for all of us. We all love you and you will be missed dearly.He is survived by his wife, Judith; sons Henry (Kelli) Mang of Camby, IN and Harold (Marlene) Mang of West Chester, OH; 5 grandchildren, Rachel & Sarah Mang, Noah, Lauren & Carter Mang; his brother Paul Mang Sr. and sister Mary Ann Klingworth along with many nieces, nephews; great and great-great nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4-7PM at Meyers Funeral Home and the Rosary will be said prior at 3:40PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville.  Burial will follow in St. Louis Church Cemetery with military grave side rites.Memorials may be given to the Batesville Food Pantry or Masses c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Read More »

No-Shave November Raises $2,800 for MMH Cancer Program

first_imgBatesville, IN— The City of Batesville presented a $2,800 check to Margaret Mary Health (MMH) on Monday, December 2.The funds were raised during No-Shave November, a month-long initiative that encouraged male City employees to forego shaving in order to raise awareness of the MMH wig program for cancer patients.The program was initially launched by the Batesville police and fire departments who waived their strict policies toward shaving in order to raise the funds. Additional departments expressed interest in participating in the program which led to a city-wide initiative.“Whether it was a police officer, water or street department employee, if you saw them with facial hair last month then they made a donation to this special program,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “Cancer has impacted probably every family in our community in one form or another and this is one small way we were able to support Margaret Mary’s efforts.”Employees who participated in the program donated the money they typically spend on shaving to the wig program in November. The public also donated to the cause.“We are so grateful to everyone who raised funds for our cancer services through No-Shave November. Not only did City employees raise money for our wig program, they also raised awareness. We are truly fortunate to be a part of a community that bands together to support one another,” said Tim Putnam, President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health.Learn more about MMH’s Cancer Care and the Cancer Center Boutique by calling community outreach nurse Meg Applegate at (812) 934-5257last_img read more

Read More »

David de Gea talks up Manchester United’s spirit

first_img And in an interview with MUTV that appeared on United’s website later in the day, De Gea said: “When you’re going through tough times, that’s when you become a very close unit and that is what we are. “We have a terrific spirit in the dressing room, we’re all very much together and we’re all pulling in the same direction to do the very best we can for the club. “It’s been a difficult time for us with some disappointing results but we’ll go forward with confidence and with our fans by our side, always trying to help us. “We have to improve, win our matches and try to pick things up.” United – out of the Champions League, and fourth in the Premier League, six points off the top – have been hit by a series of injuries this season. Jesse Lingard (leg), Matteo Darmian (hamstring), Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Antonio Valencia (foot) and Luke Shaw (leg) are all definite absentees for the Norwich game along with the suspended Bastian Schweinsteiger, while Ashley Young (knock) is a doubt. But United could have Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera back in action on Saturday after periods on the sidelines. And De Gea added: “We’ve been really unlucky in that respect – we’ve picked up lots of injuries to really important players. “But thankfully, they are slowly returning one by one, which will give us a very strong side. “We need to continue to improve, to play better and to win matches. We will keep going.” Amid a run of five games without a win in all competitions and criticism of the team’s style under boss Louis van Gaal, reports have suggested there has been player unrest in the United camp. But Van Gaal dismissed such talk on Friday at his press conference to preview Saturday’s home Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea insists there is a “terrific spirit in the dressing room” at the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Read More »

Manuel Pellegrini happy with clean sheet but rues dropped points at Leicester

first_imgManuel Pellegrini was happy with Manchester City’s first clean sheet without Vincent Kompany this season despite the goalless draw against Leicester extending his side’s winless away run in the Barclays Premier League. Kompany returned from injury as a substitute on Boxing Day but soon limped off again and faces another three to four weeks out due to a fresh problem with the same calf. With Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala yet to keep a clean sheet prior to Tuesday, some City fans may have feared the worst facing the league’s joint-highest scorers without their captain. However, the expensive and often criticised central defensive pairing produced an accomplished display at the King Power Stadium, keeping Leicester’s top scorer Jamie Vardy quiet for much of the game, while the Foxes’ other danger man Riyad Mahrez was also reduced to a bit-part role. Pellegrini refuted claims City had come for a draw, though. He said: “I think we are returning to a very solid and consistent team, which is important. “One of the good things about tonight is that we kept a clean sheet after many games without. But I am not happy because we came here to try to win the game. “We went for the three points and I think that we had more possession than Leicester and more attempts and did more things to win the game. “But of course if you can’t win then it is very important you don’t lose and we were a very solid and consistent team defending against a very difficult team like Leicester who have players in a very good moment and that always scores goals. “I am not happy but not disappointed also because I think we played well but we couldn’t score.” The result leaves City third in the table, three points behind leaders Arsenal and second-placed Leicester. Pellegrini’s side remain without an away win in six league outings since a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on September 12 but he expects City to challenge for the title. He said: “I said when we lost to Arsenal that we prove a lot. We lost that game so it is very difficult when you don’t win to say good things but we are in a very good position. “We are going to be involved to the end in the fight for the league. We are in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and through in the Champions League so I don’t think it is important to split it into home and away. We are very strong at home. “I don’t think in December you can say who will be in the frame to win the title. At the end of January after six or seven more games maybe we can see more which teams will be involved.” Leicester lost their 10-game unbeaten record with a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Boxing Day, leaving some observers to wonder if their challenge at the top was about to falter. But Claudio Ranieri’s team silenced their critics with another superb performance as they more than held their own against Pellegrini’s men. Ranieri said: “I think we made a very good match. It was difficult but we played well, we created some chances. “I wanted to see how my players responded after the Liverpool defeat and they responded well. “This league is very crazy. I think the big teams have to stay at a high level, but sometimes it means nobody wants to win the league – it’s very strange this league. “It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody. It’s a miracle what we’re doing “I’d love this to continue but it’s not easy. I’d like my players to continue to fight like today. It’s fantastic. “I can only say well done to our players and our fans are unbelievable, they support us and they push us.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Read More »

GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships…

first_imgPepsi Hikers dominate male category– Pizza Hut GCC snag ladies title.THE Pepsi Hikers entertained the crowd on the final night of the GTT National Indoor Championships with a master class of hockey ending with an 8-1 defeat of Bounty GCC.The Pizza Hut GCC did similar damage to the Woodpecker Hikers in the women’s final which ended 7-1 while the Old Fort Supersonics and Vintage carted off the veterans title.The Pepsi Hikers seemed to know what their opponent was doing and scored several goals after stringing together a series of precise passes to mesmerise Bounty’s defence.While GCC opted to use their individual skills to try to penetrate a rock solid Hikers defence, the Hikers speed in their counter-attack coupled with pin-point accuracy in their passes made them unstoppable on the evening.Pizza Hut GCC ladies after winning their titlePizza Hut GCC ladies after winning their titleNational midfielders Jamarj Assanah and Aroydy Branford, both of whom would have benefited from a 6-month hockey stint in the UK earlier this year, showed their class with both players scoring hat-tricks. Seasoned campaigner Randy Hope managed a double to round out the 8 goals for the Hikers.Bounty GCC managed to scramble one goal back in the dying moments of the match through Kevin Spencer but was never truly in contention as the Hikers cruised to their 8-1 victory.The Pizza Hut GCC ladies were also in a class by themselves as they seemed hardly challenged by the Woodpecker Hikers. Traditional defender Vanessa Pires was given the reigns by her coach to play on the forward line and she delivered in fine fashion for the champs with a match-leading hat-trick.After a Pires opening strike and one each from Gabriella Xavier and Sonia Jardine, the Hikers’ Latacia Chung saw her shot completely fooled goalkeeper Natalie Hing and rolled ever so gently into the GCC’s goal for a 3-1 score by the half. The Pizza Hut ladies stormed back with four unanswered goals in the second half, two from Pires, one from Xavier and one more from veteran striker Tricia Fiedtkou to pull off the 7-1 win.The GCC Vintage found themselves against the ropes in their veterans clash against the Hikers but managed to pull off the win with two goals in the final ten minutes to separate the teams by one. The 5-4 victory for Vintage came through a deuce of goals each from MVP Dwayne Scott and Philip Fernandes while Patrick Edghill added a single. Devin Munroe and Timothy Jonas each scored a pair of goals to make up the Hikers’ four.The most competitive match of the evening probably was the men’s second division final where the score line seesawed throughout the match with Old Fort’s Jael Gaskin deciding the match in the final minute with a powerful first-time shot into the GCC net for a 4-3 win.On the individual end of things the most promising male player was Hilmar Chester (Saint Stanislaus College), while Spartan’s Makeda Harding took the female class.In second division action,GCC Pitbulls’ Kareem McKenzie was the leading goal-scorer with David Williams (Old Fort Supersonics) being adjudged the best goalkeeper and Omar Hopkinson the Most Valuable Player.In the veterans division Devin Munroe of Hikers scored the most goals while the Vintage duo of Rawl Davson and Dwayne Scott picked up the best goalkeeper and MVP awards respectively.On the ladies end, Most goals scored award went to Kerensa Fernandes (Pizza Hut GCC), Best Goalkeeper was Briawna Gordon (Spartans) and the MVP was Dominique DeGroot (Spartans).Aroydy Branford (Pepsi Hikers) scored the most goals in the men’s first division with Anthony Cole (Old Fort Ravens) being adjudged the best goalkeeper and Pepsi Hikers’ Robert France taking the MVP.last_img read more

Read More »

Cricket News Tri-Series Final Abandoned Due To Rain, But Bangladesh Still Create History Vs Afghanistan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The tri-series Twenty20 final between Afghanistan and Bangladesh had the potential to become a good contest. Bangladesh had built up momentum by winning three consecutive games on the trot while Afghanistan suffered two back-to-back losses, including their first loss to Zimbabwe. However, the final in Mirpur proved to be a damp squib with rain forcing the match to be abandoned without a toss. Consistent rain at Mirpur meant the covers were firmly in place and the groundstaff could not conduct the clean-up operations. The decision to abandon the match was taken by the umpires at 9:00 PM local time and both teams ended up sharing the trophy.Since there was no reserve day for the final, both Afghanistan and Bangladesh ended up sharing the trophy. However, Bangladesh still managed to create a slice of history. This was the first time that Bangladesh had secured a Twenty20 trophy which involved more than two teams. In the 2018 Nidahas Trophy tri-series which involved Sri Lanka and India, Bangladesh had reached the final and they were almost close to sealing the trophy but Dinesh Karthik’s last-ball six off Soumya Sarkar gave India an unlikely win and broke Bangladesh’s heart.Also Read | 12 And Counting! Afghanistan Create New Twenty20 World Record After Win Over BangladeshSpeaking after the end of the game, both Bangladesh and Afghanistan skippers expressed their bittersweet feelings. “We targeted the Test game, we are famous in T20’s but the target of board is to do well in Test matches. So, the Test match victory was very pleasing. We are leaving tonight from Bangladesh,” Rashid Khan said. Shakib added, “We didn’t play our best cricket in this tournament but leading upto the final, we played some good cricket. I will get some match time before the India series,” Shakib said. Also Read | India Beat Bangladesh In Under-19 Asia Cup Final Thriller, Here Are Other Instances Of PainThis was the first abandoned Twenty20 game in Bangladesh while it was the 29th overall in this format. The first abandoned game was between England and South Africa in 2008 at Chester-le-Street, Durham. The first abandoned game in the sub-continent was the India vs New Zealand encounter at Vizag in 2012 where persistent rain forced the match to be abandoned without a toss in what could have been Yuvraj Singh’s comeback after battling cancer. The Hong Kong Cricket Team have the most number of abandoned games in this format with seven while among the Test-playing nations, South Africa have seen six of their games abandoned including two against India in Kolkata 2015 and Dharamshala 2019.Bangladesh’s next major assignment will be a full tour to India for two Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals. The series begins on November 3 at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi and it will end with the second Test at Eden Gardens. The two Tests will be part of the World Test Championship. last_img read more

Read More »