0Shares0000The winners of the UEFA Europa League are automatically included in the group stages of next year’s Champions LeagueNYON, Switzerland, Dec 17 – Former champions Chelsea will face Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League while Arsenal will lock horns again with BATE Borisov.The two sides met in the Europa League last season, the Gunners hammering the Belarussian side 6-0 at the Emirates. Five-time champions Sevilla, currently second in La Liga, face a difficult tie against Lazio, beaten finalists in this competition in 1998, who are fifth in Serie A.The 2004 champions Valencia will have to overcome Scottish champions Celtic while another Spanish side Villarreal, currently hovering just above the Liga relegation zone, face an Iberian battle when they take on Sporting.Napoli, demoted to the Europa League after they were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage, face Zurich.Portuguese giants Benfica, three times runners-up, tackle Turkish side Galatasaray, UEFA Cup winners in 2000, and Inter Milan, another team who failed to progress to the Champions League knockout stage, will play Rapid Vienna.The ties will take place on 12-14 and 20-21 February.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has announced he will not return to the club when his Football League ban ends in April.Instead, the Italian, who was disqualified in January from having anything to do with the running of the Championship outfit until April 10, will fight to clear his name as an independent citizen.At the time, the 58-year-old indicated he intended to return to Elland Road when his disqualification period ended.The former Cagliari president also revealed that he had sold a minority stake in the club via an open letter to Leeds fans on the club’s official website on Tuesday evening.It read: “I have considered in the best interests of the club to postpone any release of my true thoughts and conclusion in relation to the 79 days disqualification verdict of the Football League and it was for not unsettling the harmony of the team in a period of key league tournament matches that I have measured to reveal my decision only today, because the qualification for the 2016 Championship is by now achieved.“For the reason above said, at first I suggested that my intention was to resume in April the office of president of Leeds United Football Club after expiration of the disqualification term.“I will not do so and I had actually decided not to do so in January already, soon after the confirmation by the Football League of its verdict.“I wish to point out that I have immediately complied with all the requests of the Football League and, for such purposes, I instructed my consultants to arrange for all required actions in order to ensure my prompt exit from any management responsibility in the club.“After a due process, I have also sold – with a clear harm to my interests – a minority stake in the club, so that in no way I could be prevented from freely acting as an independent citizen and individual before any authority.“My decision has developed because I have realised that about one year ago I had been admitted as president of the club when the latter was very close to insolvency.“Only after my restructuring activities and the material funding by the new corporate member I found myself expelled from the club on the basis of interpretation and immediate application of an Italian measure that, although in Italy is ineffective and subject to reasonable cancellation, the Football League has elected to enforce under its own rules.“Moreover, while I am already ousted, the Football League is now pursuing a new claim against me based on circumstances that do not belong to me and have already been clarified and heavily stigmatized by my lawyers.“All of the above leads me to reconfirm the decision already reached in January so that I may be free of defending myself as any normal citizen, and I will not hesitate to do so before any authority because of my honesty, my commitment and due care to the club for which I have already invested one year of hard work.“This is what I am called for also honouring a team that I have loved and for all the support and attachment I have received from fans, players, employees, contractors and professionals who have been close to me and I wish to thank once again.”Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers confirmed Cellino had sold the minority stake he personally held in the club and in Eleonora Sport Limited, the consortium which owns the club. Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino
A coroner in Derry is to investigate the deaths of two Donegal lobster fishermen who drowned in Lough Foyle in May 2008.Daniel McDaid, 70, and his brother Francis, 68, both from Malin, drowned after their lobster boat the Strath Marie capsized.It happened in waters claimed by both the British and Irish governments. The victims’ families have previously claimed another vessel may have collided with the brothers’ boats.Coroner Brian Sherrard told a preliminary inquest in Derry today that he agreed to a request from the victims’ solicitors to carry out a full investigation.In July last year the Marine Casualty Investigation Board found the brothers drowned when their lobster boat encountered difficulties that were ‘sudden and without warning.’The brothers, from Culkeeny, Malin, drowned when their boat, ‘Strath Marie’, sank in relatively calm waters near the mouth of Lough Foyle on March 14, 2008.The MCIB report included submissions from the victims’ families who dispute a number of the findings.However, the MCIB rejects the families’ claims that a speed boat or cargo ship may have been involved in a collision with the brothers’ 9.12m vessel on the day.The report also found that neither brother was wearing a lifejacket while their vessel did not carry a life-raft.The brothers, who were married with grown-up children, had left Bunagee Pier, Culdaff, that morning around 8.45am to lift lobster pots. Weather conditions were better than forecast and visibility was good, according to the MCIB report.NEW PROBE LAUNCHED INTO DEATHS OF MALIN FISHERMEN was last modified: April 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Coroner’s CourtDaniel McDaidFrancis McDaidinquiryLough FoyleMalin
Paul Cowell’s pic near Meenaclady for Donegal DailyDONEGAL experienced one of its most spectacular lightning storms last night.Here’s more of your pictures.Our main thunderstorm picture was taken from Meenaclady looking towards Curransport and taken by Paul Cowell, Meenaclady. Lighting off Aran Mor island last nightby Kathryn Russell/Donegal Daily WOW! MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE LIGHTNING PICTURES was last modified: August 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:WOW! MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE LIGHTNING PICTURES
The portrait was one of a man with “grand appetites” who prospered while the museum was experiencing cutbacks. On Friday, Munitz sat in a conference room on the Getty “campus,” and, in his first extensive interview on the recent controversies, addressed these issues with Daily News columnist Mariel Garza and entertainment editor Rob Lowman. He also talked about the appointment of the museum’s new director, Michael Brand, and the opening of the renovated villa in Malibu (at a cost of $275 million) that will house most of the antiquities collection. He was joined by Michael Sitrick, who heads Sitrick and Co., a public relations firm that is often called in when an organization has an image problem. Here are excerpts of the interview: DN: The former curator of antiquities, Marion True, who resigned earlier this month, has been charged by Italian authorities in a conspiracy to traffic looted antiquities. The case may or may not have merit, but the question of artifacts that might have been stolen or looted has been going on a lot longer. Did the Getty need to take action earlier? Though controversy swirls around him, Getty Trust President and CEO Barry Munitz weathers the storm calmly. In the past year, Deborah Gribbon, the director of the museum – the most visible part of the trust – resigned amid rumors of conflict with Munitz. Then an investigation by Italian officials resulted in the curator of antiquities, Marion True, being charged with conspiring to traffic in looted antiquities. Earlier this month True resigned, not as a result of the charges but over a loan arranged in 1995 by one of the museum’s main suppliers of antiquities so she could buy a vacation home in Greece. In June, a lengthy article in The Los Angeles Times raised questions about the way Munitz runs the nonprofit organization that is worth around $9 billion. Munitz, who has an annual compensation package worth about $1.2 million, was accused of lavish spending of trust money on first-class travel and extravagant dining. He was also accused of OK’ing a real-estate deal with Eli Broad that gave the billionaire businessman a $700,000 break. Munitz: As an issue, not only has it been going on for a long time here, but the cultural patrimony issue particularly around antiquities … is an issue that transcends us and has been a long-standing issue at every major museum in the world. For centuries, there’s been this argument over what happens when you take something out of the ground and who owns it. In the old days, when you conquered another country, one of the things you did was take their art. You go around Europe and you’ll see museums that are based on other museums. You stand in the middle of the Place de la Concorde (in Paris), there’s the Egyptian obelisk. So when I arrived in 1998, we had just opened (facilities in) Brentwood and had closed Malibu, and our antiquities collecting at that point was coming to a close. There’s been some acquisitions since, but relatively small, mostly because the market had tightened up and the guidelines were getting tighter and tighter. So by the time I arrive, there’s a broad question of provenance, ownership, national policy … It becomes a lot more intense when we are notified now almost five years ago that the Italians are considering criminal charges against the head of the curatorial department. We have in the past as an institution returned objects when people have submitted evidence – irrefutable proof – that it belongs back there. In some instances, it’s because they’ve shown the object’s been stolen. So you have one issue literally that it’s been stolen from a collection in Italy – which has happened once or twice – and it goes back immediately. In other instances, (we asked) if (the object) came out of the ground, was recorded properly. Did it go to a midlevel fence or a questionable dealer? And if it wound up here or some other museum, when someone submits that documentation, we’ve sent those objects back. As when you saw when Marion resigned … it wasn’t over objects in the collection. … At the same time, we’ll look even more intensely at our collection. How was it built? How was it put together? Is there reason even now to believe that there are objects that should be sent back? DN: There was a report of a deal offered to Deborah Gribbon in 2003 from the Italian government. What do you know of that? Munitz: I’ll tell you what I know because a group was here – a Cabonari group, in effect, the equivalent of the attorney general. Because remember, unlike our system, this was a single judge in the grand jury procedure. Now in the trial version, it will be three judges, with a lead judge. Neither with a jury. So representatives came. We had some discussions. We showed them our files. We showed them material. I sat in one of those meetings and listened to them debate. Then Deborah Gribbon and Peter Erichsen, our general counsel, went to Italy – I don’t remember if it was before or after that conversation – and to my knowledge it never got to point of: Here’s a specific settlement. It was more, is this possible? What would you do in this case – and again, you’d have to talk to Deborah and Peter for detail. But as it got to me, there was never a point where someone came to me and said “Read this proposed settlement and see if you’re willing to sign it.” DN: There’s a sense that at Getty on the hill, there is something going sour. Could you address how that fits into the public perception … the perception of problems? For example, the perception of extravagance, the change in management. Munitz: The fact is there hasn’t been a lot of people leaving. Somebody says something. They don’t check the facts. Or we answer the facts and they get ignored. (For instance,) the Oakmont Drive real estate deal. (Where they say I) did a deal with Eli Broad. The fact is when you look at it, there was 500 pages (of documents) we gave to the IRS. They said there was no problem. We gave it to our audit committee. They said there was no problem. We gave hundreds of answers of questions to the Los Angeles Times, including a five-page memorandum from the person who did oversee that transaction. They chose to ignore it. The “it” that they chose to ignore was that I had nothing to do with the transaction once I knew (Broad) was a potential buyer. But once it’s there in the paper, it gets picked up by others. Similarly, there has been dramatically more change in the upper levels of the Los Angeles Times than in the upper level of the Getty. Morale is an issue there. Morale is an issue here. There hasn’t been a massive outflow. There hasn’t even been a major outflow of people. The museum director resigned and one other person who was her closest partner and colleague went at the same time. Not a single person left the museum in the year since she left. Everybody stayed. We went from a search (for a new curator) and hired the No. 1 candidate on everybody’s list, Michael Brand. He saw no reason not to come. Everybody else is overjoyed that he’s coming. DN: Let’s talk about the endowment and the assets of the Getty. Munitz: Unlike most museums and unlike all foundations, there’s a gross difference between our assets and our endowment. People confuse them. Remember, we spend $1 billion every three or four years, depending on the year, out of that endowment. It’s basically 93 percent of our total revenue. The only other revenue to this institution is the bookstore, parking and food service Those are minimal. We don’t charge admission. So keeping in mind that $1 billion every three to four years is coming out of that endowment, when I arrived, it was in its low $4s (billions). It got to its high at about $5.6 billion, roughly, at the height of the market in the ’00-01 year. It got as low as about $3.7, $3.8 (billion) as everybody was under that market pressure and we were continuing to spend. It’s now back over $5 billion. So the endowment is as strong as it’s ever been. The assets are the endowment plus the buildings and the art. … And we’ve continued to buy pretty aggressively, so some of that is a shift from liquid asset to illiquid asset. So if we buy a painting for $50 million, it’s an asset, but it’s no longer part of the endowment. So we’re basically, roughly, at the same level of financial strength. DN: So that means that you’re spending a quarter of a billion dollars a year. Munitz: Exactly right. Because the budget’s built on 5 percent of the last three years’ rolling average endowment value … that would be roughly $5 billion. We’ll take 5 percent of that. That $250 million will be the starting place for the fiscal ’07 budget that will start July 1, 2006. DN: So out of that comes your salary, and the salaries of the other people here, acquisitions. Munitz: About half of that goes to infrastructure and operating support. So security, information technology, human resources, the utility bills, maintenance, sort of the nonprogramming side. And a little more than half of it goes to all the programming and content side. DN: Compared to most museums, you’re the rich guy on the block. People have questioned that if you have so much money, should you be doing fundraising. Munitz: We have a lot of money, but we don’t have an infinite amount of money. And one of the things that I was asked to do when I arrived was to put some discipline and some structure into that budget. The difficulty when you have a place that’s so relatively more wealthy than any other nonprofit is that a lot of people believe – inside and outside the organization – that you can afford to do everything. We can afford anything, but we can’t do everything. When Harold Williams came in 1981, and they began their planning in 1983, the board’s decision was, we were not going to be just a traditional museum. We were going to be more of an arts/academic institution. And we were going to put resources behind grant-making … conservation and research. (But) to some people, any dollar spent on the conservation institute, the research institute or the grant-making foundation is a dollar that could have been spent on a painting. DN: What do you need to raise funds for? Munitz: My concern was we ought not to be solely tied to one source of revenue, no matter what it was and no matter how strong it was. … My argument was, why not ask for corporate sponsors? So Merrill-Lynch is going to sponsor the first exhibition when we reopen the villa, and it sponsored the Degas photography exhibition. Do we need that money to have the exhibition? No. If we have the money, is it that much more that we can do, and one more exhibition that we can do, and one more object that we can buy? Absolutely. We can find sponsors, and we can find corporate patrons, and we can find people who will give us objects, and we can once in a while find people who will give us money. We are (also) in conversation about several naming opportunities at the villa. DN: You mean like the Staples Villa? Munitz: Well, not the villa per se. That will always be the Getty Villa, although it came up. We can’t rename the entire entity – at any price… (But take), for example, the Family Room. When we reopen the villa, the family room’s been funded by the Villa Council. There’s 30 volunteers, they pay $5,000 a year – something people said would never happen here. DN: It’s been a stated goal to reach out to the larger community and bring more people, more nonregular art patrons into the Getty. But to a certain extent, the visitors you get up here are of a certain socioeconomic group, they’re mostly white, a lot of tourists from Europe. How do you reach out to the rest? Munitz: One of the things we’re going to do at the villa is to ticket for people to come. We’re not going to charge. … But we will always hold that ticket so that (we’re) monitoring what schools have come. And if everybody’s coming from Harvard-Westlake and Brentwood – wonderful schools – and I don’t see anybody coming from Compton, what we do here is I take the buses there. We can’t do more than about 80,000 school visitors, and we did 78,000 last year. We’ll do 82,000 this year. In the academic year that just finished, the ethnic mix of the school visitors matched the ethnic mix of LAUSD. That was one of my goals, and people said it was impossible. So we work every day. Language, outreach, first-time visitors, Web site. What’s the value of the Web site if you don’t have a computer at home? How do you get to it? What do you do with it? How can we support it? Where’s the financial aid if you can’t even get a bus to come here, or boxed lunches? DN: Michael Brand comes from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Is he up for the task of running the Getty Museum? Munitz: I don’t think there’s any question that he’s up for the task. … Everywhere we went and everyone I talked to checking references said this is the up-and-coming great star, and he’s not yet 50 years old. Of everybody we looked at, he was more up to the task than anyone else. And I must tell you that, when we made the decision in the middle of August … not a day goes by that I don’t feel even better about the decision. DN: Will he be doing fundraising? Munitz: To the extent that we do development, my hope and expectation is that as he comes in, the burden of that responsibility is to him. … One of the reasons he seemed (like) a good candidate to us was that he knows how to do it. He likes to do it. And he’s done it successfully. DN: Let’s talk about what the L.A. Times has written about you. For example, that when the Getty was laying off staff in 2002, you asked for a raise. The Porsche paid for by the Getty; flying first-class on the museum’s dime with your wife, Anne. The things like that. Munitz: Let me take them in pieces. Virtually everybody here knows I drive a 1996 Chevy Camaro. It’s purple. It’s a Camaro convertible. It’s 9 years old with 50,000 miles on it. It cost $26,000 when I bought it, and I own it. The Getty car is a Porsche Cayenne. I drive it sometimes. When the board is here, they use it. It takes people back and forth to the airport. It’s an official car, which is basically assigned to me and available to anybody else who uses it. And it’s not my own car. It’s not my family car. It’s not my personal car. I didn’t ask for a raise. That’s how it gets twisted. … My salary (is) 25 percent lower than my predecessor’s. This year is the first time in the eight years that my salary was the equivalent of what the president’s salary was here in 1992. … The compensation is completely out of my hands. The travel and expenses are completely in accordance with institutional policies and procedures. In my contract, it says that the board chair or the board chair’s designee has to approve all of my expenses. Not just major trips. But if I buy a book at the store and it’s a Getty book, that goes into an approval process that has three levels of approval. I can’t reimburse myself for a dime. … The most elaborate process by far for the approval of anybody’s expenditures at the Getty is for me. In the contract, it’s no accident there’s a paragraph about travel for Anne in there. We’re going to need her to take some trips from time to time to help look at development, to get message out about who we are. We’re going to put in the contract how she’ll be reimbursed if she’s traveling for business. We have to submit every detail and voucher, which I do, and they have to be approved at three different levels. DN: Critics say that the members of the board are your friends. Munitz: There are members of the board I met for the first time when they joined the board or when I was asked to meet them for breakfast a month before they joined the board. This board is tough; it’s demanding. I don’t appoint them. They have a separate governance and leadership committee. … This is (a) demanding, responsible, thoughtful board. I have people who are not always happy with me on this board. It’s true. It’s the way a board should be. We don’t agree about everything. DN: Is this type of compensation common for the heads of nonprofits? Munitz: Most of the people who run a major university and most of (the) people who run either museums or foundation have houses or housing support. I get no help with that house whatsoever. That’s a major change. When I left Cal State and came here, I got a salary increase. … I don’t have the fancy house. I don’t have the fancy car. … If you talk to anybody who knows me, you won’t find anyone who describes me as an extravagant-living person. … Part of it is a question of interpretation. To somebody who’s never flown first-class, first-class is an extravagance. … Those are silly things to me. I do what I’m asked do. DN: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee) said he was looking into expenditures at the Getty; California’s attorney general is investigating. Munitz: Nobody at Grassley’s office ever called us or talked to me or anybody else at this institution to the best of my knowledge. The attorney general has asked for – and we are in the process of giving – information on all the issues raised in … the L.A. Times and elsewhere. We are comfortably and happily turning it all over to them. DN: Are you worried about your tax-exempt status? Munitz: I am not worried about it. The last two major pieces that related to the tax-exempt status were the review of the bond ratings … They kept our same rating. That was a strong endorsement. And the IRS has just finished a multiyear audit that specifically said, we have not changed your tax status. So when I say I’m not worried about it, it’s not some abstract thing, saying nothing is ever a problem. Every day that I work here, I’ll always worry about our tax status, to be sure that everything is being done properly. But every indication we’ve had so far, most fundamentally the IRS, they said, there’s no change to your tax status. DN: Through all this, have you ever considered resigning? Munitz: No … I love doing what I do. I’ve had different jobs in my life … and this is a terrific place to be. The staff and the programs are miraculously wonderful. I’ve never worked anywhere where I thought the criteria for success were, first and foremost, everybody loving me and everybody thinking every decision made was the right decision. DN: What’s the worst-case scenario of the Marion True trial for the Getty? Munitz: Being convicted is the worst case for the Getty. That’s the worst case for the art world. This is a question that faces all the major collecting museums. Something that happens to the Getty is something that happens to the Met, that happens to Cleveland, that happens to Boston. This is why the Association of Museum Directors has a special committee looking at these issues. 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pierce Paul, Ohio State University ExtensionI never recommend planting a small grain crop after another small grain crop, as planting wheat after barley for instance or barley after wheat increases the risk of diseases such as head scab and take-all. However, this year, some growers do not have much of a choice; soybean will not be harvested in time in some fields for them to plant wheat, so they will either have plant wheat after corn harvested for silage or after wheat. If you do end up planting wheat after corn or wheat, here are a few tips that could help to reduce the risk of having major disease problems next spring:Select and plant the most resistant variety that you can find. Check the Ohio Wheat Performance Trials report (https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/table6.asp?year=2019), and select a variety with resistance to as many diseases as possible. Give priority to head scab, Stagonospora, and powdery mildew resistance.If conditions become favorable for disease development in the spring, resistance alone will not control head scab. Plan to apply a fungicide if it becomes wet and humid during flowering. However, we still have time to think about fungicide application for head scab control, let us continue to explore fall management options.If you cannot rotate away from a small grain crop, the next best option to reduce spore build-up in the field is tillage. Most of the common leaf and head diseases in Ohio and even some root diseases survive in crop residue. Tillage will bury residue, leaving fewer spores available to infect the newly planted crop. Tillage will also speed-up residue decompositions.Plant after the Hessian fly-free date, as cool fall conditions are less favorable for spore production and infection.Planting date and foliar fungicides will not control root diseases such as take-all, and wheat and barley varieties with resistance to talk-all are hard to find. So, here are a few additional tips that will help to reduce take-all problems next spring, if you happen to plant wheat after wheat or another small grain crop this fall:Nutrient management: Take-all is favored by nitrate forms of nitrogen and suppressed by ammonia and slow-release forms of nitrogen. Manganese deficiency has also been associated with increased levels of take-all. In general, any form of nutrient stress (lack of essential and trace elements) could increase take-all.Soil pH: Take-all it is also favored high pH, so applying lime will generally increase take-all, particularly if the pH is elevated above 6.Tillage will help to reduce take-all for all the reasons listed above.Crop rotation away from small grain crops for one or two seasons is often the best way of managing take-all, with soybean being one of the best rotational crop. However, if you plant wheat or barley into an abandoned soybean field that had a lot of grassy weeds you could still have problems with take-all.
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski World Cup women’s parallel slalom city event, celebrates on the podium with second-placed Germany’s Christina Geiger, left, and third-placed Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson, in Hammarbybacken, Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christine Olsson/TT via AP)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The second-to-last women’s downhill of the World Cup season has been canceled in Russia after poor course conditions meant a mandatory training session was canceled for three straight days.The International Ski Federation said the Saturday morning race slot at the Rosa Khutor venue will now go to a super-G, which was scheduled for Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Shiffrin’s title is already a formality as both she and Vlhova, who are technical race specialists, are skipping the speed races this weekend.All other skiers trail at least 900 points behind Shiffrin, who has a career-best 14 World Cup wins this season. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship A second super-G will be raced Sunday, using the vacant day to reschedule a race canceled in January at St. Anton, Austria, the governing body said Friday.The course is staging its first top-level Alpine ski races since the 2014 Sochi Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThis weekend, American star Mikaela Shiffrin will be mathematically confirmed as the winner of her third straight World Cup overall title.Shiffrin leads the standings by more than 700 points from her main rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. With 100 points awarded for a win, only six races will remain when the circuit leaves Russia. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
They may have lost the urn after a humiliating defeat at Perth but the English players are not ready to throw in the towel yet.Australia defeated England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test on Monday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and regain the prestigious Ashes urn at the WACA in Perth.All-rounder Craig Overton admitted that England have not been good enough in the Ashes series till now but said that they will be throwing everything they have in the remaining two Tests at Melbourne and Sydney.”We have not been good enough for long enough in this series and have let chances slip, and because of that we have lost the Ashes before Christmas,” he said in The Times on Tuesday.All England have left to play for is pride in Melbourne and Sydney, but Overton says the series is not over as they try to halt an eight-match losing sequence in tests in Australia.”We are gutted but don’t for a second think that there will be divisions in the camp or that we see the series as over.”We will be throwing everything we have at the Melbourne and Sydney Tests — we are desperate to make a mark on the series, even if it’s too late to win.”We will fight until the very last to do so.”Whether or not Overton will be fit to play a part is another matter entirely after he suffered a hairline fracture of a rib while diving in the field at Perth.advertisement”I am nursing a hairline fracture to my rib but the doctor warned me it could become much worse if I landed the wrong way — a proper fracture, or even a punctured lung. No one needs that,” Overton said. “I’ve been brought up to fight through the pain, and I’m not the sort to leave the field for nothing.”Somerset seamer Overton enjoyed a dream start to his test career when he picked up the wicket of Australian captain Steve Smith in the second test in Adelaide.With six wickets to his name in his two tests and an impressive 41 not out with the bat in Adelaide, Overton was one of the few England players to emerge with much credit.He said he is desperate to play in the Melbourne test which begins on Dec. 26.”I won’t rule myself out of Melbourne. I accept it’s unlikely, but I’m so desperate to play that I won’t accept I’m not going to until the doctors tell me absolutely otherwise.”I’ll be weaning myself off the strong painkillers, just a few paracetamol to help me sleep.”And no golf! It’ll be beach time for me.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville: Pogba danced on Mourinho’s graveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says Paul Pogba was “dancing on the grave” of Jose Mourinho yesterday.Pogba posted to his social media channels a photo of himself smirking shortly after the announcement of Mourinho’s departure from Old Trafford.Adidas claimed the promotional post was booked in advance, but Neville isn’t buying their excuse.”Manchester United are a better team with Paul Pogba in it,” Neville told Sky Sports.”That’s the first thing to say – he has huge talent, I actually have belief in him as a player. I actually liked him when he was at the club as a player as a kid, it’s not a personal thing.”Paul Pogba, there is no doubt, has fallen out with the manager. He doesn’t believe in him, he doesn’t like him, he doesn’t think he’s a good coach probably, and vice-versa.”Jose Mourinho doesn’t think Paul Pogba is as good a player as he thinks he is. There’s been a complete breakdown in the last six months between the pair of them, probably [over the last] year.”I do believe that dancing on the grave of the manager who has just been sacked is out of order.”Jose Mourinho lost his job and Paul Pogba and his people put that Instagram post out – don’t fall for this coincidence scheduled tweet nonsense, it’s garbage, absolute garbage.”
view more view less No data available! scorecard advertisement World Cup 2019: What happens to semi-final race if India lose to England todayICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England posted 337 for 7 in 50 overs after opting to bat in Birmingham. India need to complete the highest-ever successful run chase n World Cups to keep the semi-final hopes of their Asian neighbours, including Pakistan, alive. commentary graphs India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 20:30 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India are chasing a 338-run target vs England in Birmingham (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are likely to remain 2nd on points table even if they lose to EnglandPakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’s chances will take a hit if England beat IndiaNew Zealand will face a must-win situation in their final group-stage matchIndia are facing an uphill task as they have been set a target of 338 in 50 overs by hosts England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 meeting at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.All eyes are on this crunch encounter as the result of Match 38 of the World Cup 2019 will have an effect on the semi-final chances of quite a few teams, including India’s Asian neighbours Pakistan.India had been unbeaten in World Cup 2019 and headed into the match in Birmingham as firm favouites against England who are in danger of facing an early exit from the tournament after back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia.India vs England, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreHowever, England came out with a lot of positive intent, boosted by the return of their big-hitting opener Jason Roy. Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave England a flying start after Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat on a flat surface at Edgaston.Roy and Bairstow took the Indian attack, especially their spinners to the cleaners and added 160 runs for the opening stand. Roy missed out on a hundred but Bairstow got to the 3-figure mark — his first in World Cups. India though pulled things back with a fine 2nd spell from Mohammed Shami wherein he removed Bairstow and Eoin Morgan in quick succession.Shami finished with figures of 5 for 69 and Jasprit Bumrah 1 for 44 after a top-class spell of death bowling to make sure England didn’t post a total in excess of 350.What happens if India lose to England in Birmingham on Sundayadvertisement World Cup 2019 points table as of June 30 (Before India vs England)India’s chancesMatches to play: Bangladesh on July 2, Sri Lanka on July 6India’s chances of making the semi-finals will still remain bright. India are likely to stay at the 2nd spot with 11 points from 7 matches if they don’t lose by a big margin. Virat Kohli’s men just need to win one more from their next 2 matches to qualify. However, if India lose all 3 matches, then they have to depend on net run rate to seal their progress.England’s chancesMatches to play: New Zealand on July 3England will receive a huge boost as they will be only 1 win away from making the last-four stage of World Cup 2019. England would return into the top-four with 10 points from 8 matches and push Pakistan to the 5th spot. And if England beat New Zealand in their final match, they will seal their progress.New Zealand’s chancesMatches to play: England on July 3New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals if India beat England on Sunday. However, if they lose, the Black Caps face a must-win situation in their final group-stage against England match on July 3.New Zealand, who are sitting 3rd with 11 points from 8 matches, can get knocked out if they lose to England by a big margin on Wednesday.Pakistan’s chancesMatches to play: Bangladesh on June 5Pakistan fans were backing India to beat England as their chances get a massive boost if their arch-rivlas collect 2 points on Sunday.However, if England beat India then Pakistan will not only have to beat Bangladesh in their final group-stage match on July 5 but also hope England lose to New Zealand on July 3. Pakistan can get knocked out if England beat New Zealand.However, if Pakistan can beat Bangladesh by a big margin and England beat New Zealand by a huge margin, then Pakistan can pip the Black Caps into the semi-final.Sri Lanka’s chancesMatches to play: West Indies on July 1, India on July 6Sri Lanka will be the worst affected by an Indian loss on Sunday. The Islanders are on 6 points with as many matches and they need nothing less than a win in their last 2 matches to stay alive. However, England’s win on Sunday will make their qualification chances slimmer.England will go up to 10 points with a win on Sunday and the maximum Sri Lanka, who have the worst net run rate among the teams in the semi-final race, can get to is 10 points.Bangladesh’s chancesMatches to play: India on July 2, Pakistan on July 5Bangladesh need to beat Pakistan and India to keep their semi-final chances alive. England’s win on Sunday makes their chances difficult as England can get to a maximum of 12 points. Even if Bangladesh win their next 2 matches, it might not be enough for them with England having a point more than them.Also Read | Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal bowls most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup historyAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 points tableFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Sri LankaFollow BangladeshFollow India vs England Next